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VOLUME I. — N0.2.
MISS LAURA ELKIN ANNOUNCES HER ENGAGEMENT To John Griffins Stewart of Loch Haven, Pa. At a luncheon given by Miss Laura Elkin at the home of her parents, Judge and Mrs. John P. Elkin, of this place, Wednesday afternoon, her engagement to John Griffins Stewart, of Lock Haven, Pa., was announced. The guests at the luncheon were Miss Ruth Rickert, qf Millersburg; Miss Andrews, of Easton, N. J.; Miss Catherine Law, of Pittsburgh, and Misses Alice Taylor, Caroline Guthrie, Mary Sutton, Minnie Rinn, Helen Keepers, Anna Wagle, Edna Bell, Ed na Marlin, Vera Simpson, Gay Grif fith, Ruelba Lewis, Anna May Wat son, and Helen and Marie Hetrick; Mrs. Armstrong, sister of Miss Elkin, Mrs. Wayne Rigg, Mrs. Ralph Moor head, Mrs. Audley Mahcr, aud Mrs. Robert Sutton, all of this place. The color scheme was .pink and white, the tables were decorated with gladiolas and roses, with green trim mings. All through the house the col or scheme was carried out and the porch was beautifully decorated, beau tiful house plants adding to the at tractiveness of the color scheme. Miss Elkin is the youngest daughter of Judge and Mrs. Elkin, and is a very popular leader in society here. She attended Washington Seminary, where she made many friends. Mr. Stewart is a son of Dr. T. B. Stewart, of Lock Haven and is a prominent member of society of that place. He is a student in the Dentist ry department of the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia. Anions Our Friends o Mrs. 8. J. Telford, Miss Norah Apjle and Miss Maided Watson, of this plaee, went to Mont Alto, Pa., Tuesday to attend the gradu ation exercises of the State Pores try School. Miss Dorothy Winton, of Wa ter street, left Wednesday for Port Marion, Pa. Miss Margaret Scott, of Cressou, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Lisle Gal breath, of Water street. D wight Gal breath, manager #f the Frederick Co., went to Pitts burg yesterday on business. ('has. Margiotti, of Pnuxsutaw ney, formerly student at Normal, is visiting friends here. He expeets * to finish law this year in the I'ni versity of Pennsylvania. Mr. 11. Kleinstub and family, of Creekside. motored to Steuben- j ville, 0., last Sunday, returning I here last night. Mr. and Mrs. Elder Peelor and their son, Murray, of this place, have returned home from a week's motoring trip to Chautauqua, Con neaitt, Erie and Niagara Falls. Mr. and Mrs. J.. C. Watson, of Church street, returned from Co lumbus, Ohio, this morning. Mrs. Watson has been ill, but she is do ing nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Longwill and son have returned from a visit to Buf falo and Niagara Falls. Mrs. William McGregor, of North Sixth street, is confined to her home on account of illness. Mrs. Earl Rigg and her son, James, have returned to their home in Wash ington, Pa., after a six weeks' visit with the former's parents, Squire and Mrs. James A. Crossman, of Oakland avenue. v Mrs. S. T. Zener, of Pittsburgh, is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Martha J. Orr, of Philadelphia street. Mrs. Harry White, Jr., is visiting her father, J. C. McQuigg, of Pana, Illinois. Mr. Harry Lutz, of Altoona, is here with the baseball team. Indiana Collegians visit Windber for the fourth game of ball tomorrow. J. Wood Clark and Senator Fisher are in the East for a few days. Mrs. W. M. Peffer, of Johnstown, a former resident of this place, is visit ing friends here. Mrs. Mary Loughry and Mrs. Ber tha North, of Punxsutawney, are vis- i iting Mrs. Rees, of town. Mr. J. W. Miller, Mrs. Noble Miller and Mr. Sam Borland have returned from an automobile trip. fa NORMAL AMBULATORY TO BE BEST IN STATE. Improvements are moving for ward rapidly in building the new ambulatory, which will be in con nection with the Recreation Hall; it promises to be the finest thing of its kind in the state. It is not probable that the addi tion to the girls' dormitory will be completed for use at the open ing of the fall term beginning Sep tember Bth; however, the man agement is putting forth all its efforts to have the new ambula tory with its eomponing improve ments on the old Recreation Ila 11 completed shortly after the open ing of school. Proud of Battle Axe. In the office of Dr. Ruffner on South Seventh street, lays a wood en battle axe. seven feet high. Joseph R. Ruffner, father of Dr. Ruffner. used it to drlil during the war of "61" with Company A, 260 Pennsylvania Volunteers, at that time Grant township, of this county, was the headquarters. Mr. Ruffner is very proud of this now harmless weapon. Indiana County Postmasters Recently Appointed. Postmasters have been appointed in this county as follows: Edri, Oliver J. Sherley, vice Julia F. Ralston, resign ed; Ernest, Sarah Buntin, vice Wil liam Reed; Huff, Frank Clawson, vice Thomas A. Clawson; Plumville, Ed win L. Snyder, vice William E. Bow ser. The following Indiana county postmasters have been reappointed: Clarksburg, William A. Hart; Dill town, Gaorge H. Stephens; Graceton, Chester M. Lingle; Parkwood, Thos. W. Carahna; West Lebanon, William W. Coulter. tftairsvltla Enamel Plant Resumes W T ork. The Blairsville Enamel Ware com pany resumed operations yesterday morning following a reorganization Tuesday afternoon and about 125 men who quit work one week ago returned to their posts. Some financial difficul ties resulted in a strike, but the mat ter has been amicably adjusted. The company reorganized by electing the following directors: George McGarry, of Johnstown, and Edward C. Bowers, E. S. Gilmore, F. M. Graff, F. D. Cook, C. M. Kennedy, and H. L. Taylor, all of Blairsville. Mr. Bowers was elect ed president. Will Rebuild Property at Once. The buildings destroyed by fire at Wehrum Saturday afternoon are to be rebuilt by the Lackawanna Coal and Coke company at once. It is announced that a temporary washery will replace the one destroy ed and that a temporary shed will be built to serve as a binn room until new buildings can be erected. The new buildings will be modern in every detail and will be larger than the former ones. The two structures burned Saturday were valued at $lOO,- 000 and it is likely that the new build ings will cost almost double that sum. Scores of the miners were put to work on Monday morning clearing up the debris and getting the ground in shape for the erection of the new buildings. It is believed that no serious delay will be suffered as a result of the fire and that the mines will be in opera tion inside of a week. The Lackawanna has a large num ber of orders waiting to be filled. REMODLEING A PHOTO-PLAY-HOUSE New Nlotiograph and Other Noveltys Today the theatre which has beco me ~The Pitt" is not as it was some time ago. It can now be called a mo dern theatre: we see things there that previous management would never have dreamed of seeing. The interior is not only painted with various colors; but remedied as well. To avoid the intermission a large motiograph has been installed and pi tures are made to run continiously on the new mirroroid screen. The new indirect electric light sys tem is a novelty. The orchestra which plays every Tuesday evening with the Million Dollar mistery is very exeelent. SUBSCRIBE FOR THE '•PATRIOT., $2.00 PER YEAR INDIANA, PA. SATCRIM , AUGUST 15. 1V14. REGIMENTS CRUMBLE UNDER DENDLYJJREJF BELGIANS ■Oil OF HIPS' CANNON CONES Fill THE NORTH SEA Italy has mobilized great frontier army GENEVA, Switzerland (via Paris) Aug. 13. Italy has mobilized between 2(JjO,OOOand 250,000 troops on the Swiss and Austrian frontie All the high passes over the A above Zermatt, are strongly lit there and exchange their impr Capture Thousands of French < Says Berlin Direct Wireless. BERLIN, Aug. 13.—(8y Direct Wireless from Xauen. Germany, to the Coldschmidt Wireless Com pany's Station at Tuekerton, X. J.) —The German troops took 120 French officers ami 1.11.0 French soldiers prisoners in the fighting at Meulhausen. Alsace. They also captured four French cannon. Another 1,000 French officers and men were taken prisoners by the Germans in the fight near Longwy. German soil is now entirely cleared of French troops. AMSTERDAM, via London. Aug. 13. — (This Cable Censored by British Censor). —Fighting in the neighborhood of the Belgian town of Tongres. to the north of Liege, was resumed today, accord ing to the correspondent of the Telegraph at Maestricht, who says that after a quiet night an artillery duel was recommenced this morning in that direction.. A German force proceeding in the direction of Eghesee. to the north of Namur, was attacked and repulsed this morning by the Bel gian troops. The Germans suffer ed severe casualties. The Belgians captured a number of machine guns mounted on motor ears. The Belgian cavalry division this morning took up the offensive against the Germans, who were de feated in yesterday's battle at Haelen. with the object, it is be lieved. of picking up the dead and wounded and collecting the aban- The Patriot desires to express to the Press and Citizens of Indiana County its appreciation and thanks for the kindly and appreciative reception of its initial number and for the many expressions of encourage ment and good will. It shall be the ambition of its editors aud managers to make each subsequent num ber of the paper more worthy of this kindly welcome to the journalistic arena. A MENACE TO OUR CITY The town authorities started some thing Wednesday which should be pro ductive of good results, when they cleared Main street, of all loafers on steps and "the crow's nest," White's stone fence. For the past few months the town loafers have congregated on steps and every available place where they could sit down and throw re marks at passers by, several instances of women being insulted having been brought to the notice of the officers. In fact it was getting so bad that wo men were compelled to go out of their way to pass these loafers or hear in sulting remarks. Wednesday night the police made a raid on the loafers and they will continue until the habit is broken. Many people who live along the street and people who have busi ness houses and stores, complain of finding the pavement in front of their properties "beautifully" decorated with tobacco juice each morning. The habit of spitting on the pavement is very objectional and it might be a good plan for the officers to start a "war" on this menace. An Engagement. Announcement of the engagement of Miss Helen Church, daughter of Mrs. Cora Church, of Parker, Pa., to Robert McCoy, Jr., of Cushing, Okla., formerly a Pittsburgh resident, has been made. Mr. McCoy is a graduate of Shadyside Academy, Pittsburgh, and Amherst College. Miss Church is a student at the Indiana Normal and will graduate next year. TS as a precautionary mesure. Lips, such as the Theoduie. tfld and Italian patrols meet •essions of the war. t ,' doiied material'of war. % No German surprise was expect ed-and there are no reasons to fear any German cavalry movements on Brussels from the south, all roads i< ading to the capital being guard ed by the Belgian army and the si vie guard. , LONDON. Aug. 13. —(This Ca blc Censored by British Censor) Jn the North Sea. which* the Brit ishment government says may be strewn with mines, the main squadrons of British battleships are still out, but their position is not publicly known. Neither is the location of the main German licet. Reports from Dover, at the Astern entrance to the English Channel, say heavy cannonading, lasting an hour, was heard this morning coming from the direc tion of the North Sea. The Austro-Huiigarian fleet, owing to the declaration of war by Great Britain, together with that of Germany, is said to be in the Adriatic, where it was recently oc cupied in blockading the Monte negrin coats. The British squad ron in the Mediterranean is strong and has the support there of al most the entire French fleet. A special dispatch to the Ex change Telegraph from Paris says the German cruisers Goeben and Breslau arrived in the Dardanelles following their purchase by Tur key. flying the Turkish flag. The dispatch adds that the German fit tings of the cruisers had been dismantled. BIG COAL ORDER MAY BE FOR RUSSIA. R. & P. Coal & Iron Co. Gets Big Or der—Now Working Full Time. The R. & P. Coal and Iron Com pany have received a gigantic coal or der consigned to the Grand Trunk railway in Canada and believed to be for the Russian or English govern ments. All the mines of the R. & P. com pany in this vicinity are working full time this week to fill the order for 75,- , 000 tons of coal, which makes a total 1 \ or 1,500 cars. Tfie purchase is made for the Grand Trunk from the R. & P. C. & 1., but it i is believed that the coal will be car ried on that road to the extreme west ern terminal and ferried across the Behring sea. Man Dead for 22 Years Predicted War For This Year. Towanda, Pa., Aug. 12. —While [ looking over books belonging to the family, George Fletcher, of Gillett, : near here, found an old Bible in the , handwriting of his father, William , Fletcher, a prophecy which says in part: "In the year 1914 there will be wars 'in every corner of the earth." i William Fletcher, who wrote the' prophecy, was a great Bible student and a learned man. He based his prophecy on calculations made from a study of the Bible. He has been dead almost 22 years. Many other prophecies have just been discovered in the Bible, yellow ( with age. Indiana Collegians to have a Booster Day The management of the Indiana Collegians has decided on a Booster's Day next Friday, August 21, for the benefit of the Baseball team. A com mittee was appointed to see all the proprietors of stores and business places and have them close at 3:30 that afternoon. After gping through the town this morning every business man in town was asked to close up and with the exception of one or two all gave their approval of the plan. The committee has arranged for a parade and the band will play and a general good time is expected. Tht fast Windber team, which has defeat ed the Collegians twice, will be the attraction on the ball field. Windber is anxious to win. They will bring a large crowd of rooters with them to cheer their team's efforts. The game will be called at 3:30 and as the stores will be closed, a large crowd is ex pected. Man Fights a Bear T. C. Shugarts, formerly of Rich mond, this county, but now at Wal laceton, Va., sends the following ac count of a fight with a bear in the Dismal Swamp of Virginia, to the Marion Center Independent. "One of my foremen, Mr. Dillon, and myself were out looking over some timber last week and encounter ed a large black bear that tipped the scales at 300 pounds, which gave us a hurry-up fight for about fifteen min utes. All we had to fight with was a 32 calibre Smith & Weston revolver and a small pocket knife. While we made every shot count the bear start ed to chase Mr. Dillon around a large juniper stump, while I was shooting him. But he had good wind like one of C. E. Richardson's race horses. I shot him eight times, but at last we had to catch him and cut his throat to kill him, he being about played out at this time. To prove our story to the people down here, we got a couple more fellows and they helped us take the carcass to the log train, five miles distant, where we trans ferred it to Wallaceton and had a bear roast that night. We remarked after wards that if we met any more bears, all we wanted was a 301 Savage gun and that would be the end of the bear fight. I —————— John Forsythe. John Forsythe, aged about 80 years, died at his home on Railroad avenue, this morning at 5 o'clock. Death was due to a complication of diseases, fol lowing a stroke of paralysis. He was a veteran of the Civil war, being a member of Company D, 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. He was born in Butler county in 1834 and was a life-long member of the Re formed Presbyterian church. He is survived by his wife and the following children: James R., of Gaston, Ore.; Mrs. J. R. Lytle, of Indiana; Martha 8., a nurse at Wilkinsburg, and John, Wilda, Margaret and Ida, at home; also one sister, Mrs. Sara J. Shorts, of East End, Pittsburgh, ar.d three grand children. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery. Aged Dayton Woman Dies. Mrs. Jacob Uplinger aged 85 years, died at her home in Dayton, Tuesday, August 11th, 1914. Mrs. Uplinger is survived by two sons and two daugh ters. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon. St. Petersburg, Aug. 14.—A Russia* force has captured Sokal, Austrian Galicia Inflicting heavy casualties on the garrison. Beaufort, N. C., Aug. 14.—A Ger man warship ia cruising off the coast here. Copenhagen, Aug. 14.—About 1,000 Americans sailed from here today for New York on the Scandinavian-Amer ican steamer Oscar 11. Queen oi Holland Prepares Army to Res st Invasion Photo toy Amorteaa Frees AnocUtlaa. QUEEN WILHELMINA. FLASHES FROM WAR ZONE Paris, Aug. 14.—An official account of the Gorman repulse at Pont-a-Mous aon says the French captured nine German officers and 1.000 wounded and a battery of machine guns and sur prised and annihilated the Tweaty first Baden dragoon regiment. The first German prisoners passed through Paris on their way to Poiters. The men were mostly Uhlans. The Dutch government officially gave the French government renewed assurance of its neutrality in the pres ent conflict and of its firm intention to make It respected. Dispatches from Conetantinopio deny that the German cruisers Goebea and Breslau have lowered the Ger man flag and that their crews have gone ashore. Editorial opinion in the French newspapers scoffs at the va lidity of the so-called sale of the cruis ers to Turkey. London, Aug. 14. —The report that the American ambassador has left Ber lin for Holland is viewed as a sugges tion that Germany is goading America by interfering with American dis patches. The British government notified the Austrian ambassador that a state of war between Great Britain and Austria had existed since midnight Wednes day. Earl Kitchener, British secretary of state for war, notified the press that any newspaper publishing news of na val or military movements except that issued by the official bureau would be suspended. Washington, Aug. 14. —Six passen ger carrying steamships controlled by the United States government will be sent to bring back Americans. It is expected that with the return to Washington today of Charge d'Af faires Von Haimshusen of the Ger man embassy the state department will render its decision in regard to the radio embargo and censorship against which the Gerfnan government has protested. The American consulate at Liege, Belgium, "has been exposed to fire since hostilities began," the American minister reported to the state depart ment from Brussels. Rome, Aug. 14.—A Nish (Serria) dispatch to the Messerago says: "The Balkan states, despite appeals made to them by Kaiser Wilhelm, propose to reconstitute an alliance to support Russia." Racial sympathy throughout the Balkans would be drawn strongly lee ward Russia on account of the over whelming number of Slavs that in habit that region. Servia and Mon tengro are already fighting on the Russian side. New York, Ang. 14.—A rumor wa3 current on the Maritime exchange that a flotilla of seventeen German torpedo boats had sunk a whole squadron of seven English dreadnoughts off the Humber. . - - FIVE CENTS