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McCONNELLSBURG, PA., OCTOBER 7,1915. NUMBER 3 THE GRIM REAPER. Sort Sketches of the Lives of Per sons Who llave Recently Passed Away. Mrs. Martha Garland. Mrs. Martha Garland died at the home of her son Job P. Gar land on the old homestead west of Needmore on Sunday, October 3, 1915, of infirmities due to ad vancing age. The funeral took ce Tuesday morning the ser vices being conducted by Rev. Ahimaaz Mellott, and interment Las made in the cemetery at the Sideling Hill Baptist church, of Uich she had been a member for foany years. Mrs. uariana was daughter of Jacob Lake, deceas ed, and wa3 first married to Job Garland. To this union is one surviving child Catherine, wife of Silas Holly, near Amaranth. Her second marriage was to John Garland who has passed on to the next world. To this union three children survive, ' namely, ,hn A., of Bedford county; Job P, on the old homestead, and Rev. Thomas P. residing at Need aore. "Aunt Martha" as she was af- ectionately known by a large circle of friends, was among the oldest citizens of the township and would have been 90 years of ;je had she lived until next Feb ruary. Miss Elizabeth Gerehart. Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Mary Gerehart, died at their home in Belfast township, Sun day September 16, 1915, aged 17 years and 8 ' days." The funeral services were conducted from the Whips Cove Christian church by Rev. E. F. Mellott and interment as made in the cemetery ad orning. Elizabeth was cut down in the ipringtime of life by the cruel cythe of that merciless foe tu berculosis of which she had been i sufferer many months. She is arvived by her parents and one brother George. W. T. Lesher. W. T. Lesher died in Philadel phia, October 3rd, and was bur ied at Lock Haven, October 5th. He was aged 78 years. He eaves no near relatives. He was acousinofMr. W. M. Kendall and Mrs. J. H. Johnston, of Ayr township, and an uncle of J. Scott Alexander of McConnell3 itartr, and was visiting these Wends about four weeks ago pen he suffered a stroke of par alysis and was taken to the hos pital in Chambersburg. Later, Pie was taken to Philadelphia Were he died. Big Cabbage. So many big cabbage heads 'la ft: pave been reported to this office season that td report any iore would be, we fear, to create he impression among outsiders iat we are a county of "cabbage feads." But we shall take the fjskand report another. Mrs. hotnas Morton, raised on the W. Decker farm near Ando er a head that when all loose paves and roots were trimmed jif measured 44 inches in circum ference and weighed 20 pounds, ffs. Morton has many more post as large. Douse Afire. The stone house on the old Atner place at Saluvia, owned ?d occupied by Mrs. John Mc mi, was discovered to be on Mast Sunday night. The fire 'Jffht from stovepipe in the ,hen, and had burned mantle ?d a big hole in the floor before rfl fn-:i . J - J ii! . - atuuy Bucceeaea in puuing 0ut Loss was not very great. First Prosecution. i John Snyder, an Altoona butch- was the first to Buffer prose rin under the new Meat Hy fte Law that requires dealers I ttleat to keep it screened from es and other insects that carry WOMAN'S LIBERTY BELL. Bronze Model of the Original Liberty Bell Attracts Thousands. Sincere Women Plead for Rights. As announced, the woman's Liberty Bell was exhibited in Mc Connellsburg on Monday. More than fifty people in automobiles met the party who travel with the bell at the County Line on Cove mountain and escorted it to town. When the party came in sight, all the church bells in town were rung as if in greeting to their sister visitors. Soon nearly 2,000 pairs of eyes were looking eagerly for a first sight of the al ready famous replica of the Old Liberty Bell of Revolutionary fame. A lone rider, Miss Har riett Sloan, on a handsome bay, marshalled a short parade in town after which, the huge truck was stopped at the stone wall at L. W. Seylar's drug store, and Mr. Seylar, in a very appropriate ad dress, introduced the accompany ing speakers, Mrs. Vorce, and Mrs. Dr. Wolf who presented convincing arguments that with present day modes of living come demands on women's work that were unknown in the days of our forefathers. For woman to fill the sphere allotted to her in pres ent times, she must have equal rights at the polls with men. They presented word pictures of conditions in cities not realized by us country people. We, there fore, who represent but one-third of the population of this country, should not forget the two-thirds who depend upon agriculturists for food, and who, regardless of sex, that individually struggle for existence. Since men have given prefer ence to women workers in every walk, and have almost complete ly changed the relationship of the sexes, we think it but justice that women be given the power of the ballot to better guard their homes against conditions about which the men seem more or less indifferent It cannot be denied that the major portion of the wo man vote would be for purity and the betterment of home condi tions, and this influence would soon be felt in the country as well as in the crowded cities. A matter worthy of note is the non-partisan spirit of this wo man's campaign, lhe women are fighting for principle not for any party. The clean, dignified, efficient manner in which the local women handled Monday's convention is but a reflection of the ability that is backing the work in the State. Can the men voters show greater executive ability? That Half Million Loan. So many think that the $500, 000,000 this country is to loan to France and England will go out of the country, that an explana tion may be welcomed by our readers. Not a dollar will go out of this country. Instead, Amer ican manufacturers of shoes cloth ing, blankets, tents, camp mater ial, meats, and many other things will get it. Some of it will go to pay for wheat, corn, and other farm products that must be se cured in this country. All that the French and English govern ments can do will be to place bonds in the hands of American bankers who, in turn, will dis tribute the money among our own people who Bold goods abroad. It amounts to almost the same thing as loaning money to our own manufacturers and farm ers to make and raise more goods. Special Services. A series of special evangelistic services in the M. E. church in this place covering a period of five days, will begin to-morrow evening. Rev. Dr. Fasick presi dent of the Harrisburg District, will be present at all the meet ings and will preach Sunday morning at 10:30. GOVERNOR BRUMBAUGH HERE. Governor, With Party In Sixteen ' Autos Stops in McConnellsburg Monday. Governor Makes Speech. On Monday, Governor Brum baugh and a party of friends left Harrisburg for a tour of the prin cipal roads of the State. Natur ally, the great Lincoln Highway would first be covered, since this "trunkline" across the State is destined to be the stem for a great number of branches that will eventually ramify every part of the Commonwealth, and con nect with good road3 in surround ing states. Accordingly, this road wa3 entered at some point east of here and followed over the mountains to McConnellsburg They were met on Cove moun tain by an escort of honor from McConnellsburg. The party ar rived at about 2:30 p. m., and stopped between First and Sec ond streets where the school chil dren of the Borough had been stationed to welcome the Gover nor. As soon as the children finished singing America, the dis tinguished visitor was cheered and his first greetings were giv en to the boys and girls. In a brief address, Governor Brum baugh told the two thousand hearers that he had but recently visited many parts of the United States, and that he had seen no country that presented the num berless advantages of the Old Keystone State with its variety of industries, its majestic moun tains fertile valleys, good homes and the preponderance of senti ment for clean living. He pre dicted that a completed system of good roads would stimulate social and business intercourse, and urged the young people to acquaint themselves with the State as he is doing in order that they may know its glories and advantages. He laid great stres3 on the educational advan tages of being able to keep in touch with people in other parts by means of good transportation. The party was in town about fif teen minutes. They went west ward to Bedford county. Nice Long Trip. . Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Shives are treating themselves to a nice trip. They left Tuesday morn ing for Hagcrstown, where they boarded a train on the B. & O. railroad. Going down to Wever ton, they go on the main line and went via Chicago to the home of their foster-son, Frank Martin who lives in Bucklin, Kansas. After spending some time with Frank, they will go to Galveston, Texas, where they will visit Mrs. Shives' sister Florence, Mrs. J. B. Crooks. If the health of Mrs. Shives permits, they will then go on to the Pacific coast and visit the Big Exposition. They expect to be gone about two months. Aluminum. The metal known as aluminum is said to constitute 15 per cent, of the earth's crust a much greater quantity than any other metal. But owing to the diffi culty of extracting it frqm ores, it sells for more than ten times as much as iron. It is pbout one-third as heavy as iron, or steel, and can be made just as strong fo" structural purposes. Some day, perhaps, a process will be found that will make al uminum as cheap or cheaper than steel. Held a Picnic. On Saturday, October 2nd, S. R. Cromer's Sunday School class held a picnic on Edward Foster's lawn, near Knobsville, in honor of their teacher. There was plen ty of music vocal and instru mentaland about forty attend ed. All had a fine time. Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Downes, of Needmore, spent Monday night in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dr Hixson, east End Extension, Business First. Who will say now that the wo men cannot transact business and manage intricate political cam paigns equal to anything the men can do? On Monday the local committee had quietly ar ranged to entertain at lunch the visitors who travel with the Lib erty Bell. Governor Brumbaugh's party was known to be following close on the heels of the Suffrage party, and it was up to the latter to handle the crowds without confusion. Lunch was ready for the visitors when they arrived, but they preferred to cater to the convenience and comfort of the waiting thousands first. With empty stomachs, and with ap petites whetted by the delightful ride over Cove mountain, the speakers entertained the people uncilt'ie arrival of the Govern or'? pirty. They then gave way, and inside of two minutes, the same crowd was listening to Mr. Brumbaugh while the visitors were taken to Miss Mollie Seylar's where the local committee had prepared lunch. We heartily con gratulate our ladies for the smooth working out of the pro gram. Would men have shown more devotion to a cause when their stomach, were calling for attention? The C. L. S. C. A Chautauqua Reading Circle s being organized in McConnells burg. This year's reading, call ed the American year, consists of four volumes on social, political, literary, and astronomical life, and two magazines, the Round Table, a monthly paper contain ing the programs, etc., and the Weekly Independent, a $3 a year paper classed with the Lit erary Digest. In addition to the assigned regular weekly reading at home, which continues until next May, and in , which thous ands of people in this and other countries will spend part of their winter evenings, the Circle in McConnellsburg will meet once a week for rendering an assigned topical program. The Course costs five dollars. Already twen ty people in McConnellsburg have ordered the course, Anybody in Fulton county may take up the course of reading at home and be welcome to attend the weekly meetings of the circle. Send your name and price of the course to Mrs. Robt. E. Peterman who will forward the order and get the books. Fifty Years Ago. Fifty years ago, the Civil War had just closed, and the Boys in Blue that were lucky enough to escape the enemy's, bullet or the grave of a Southern prison were on their way to their homes in the North. For a grand final re view, President Johnson had the boys assemble at Washington and with joyous tread they then marched up Pennsylvania Ave nue. After a lapse of half a cen tury, the Boys who had been lucky enough to withstand the ravages of time, were invited back to Washington, and last Wednesday the National Capital ITad the unique pleasure of wit nessing the "same old boys" in procession on Pennsylvania Ave nue. From every state in the Union, the boys gravitated back to Washington, and they had the time of their lives. From this county went Dyson Fraker, Solo mon Burkhart, A. M. Corbin, M. D. Mathias, J. W. Hoop, D. M. Kendall, Tommy Hamil, Dr. W. L. McKibbin, Jimmy Youse and perhaps, others. Had an Explosion. One day last week, while Hol lis Wible, son of former towns man L. .11. .Wible, of Harrisburg, was making an experiment in the Harrisburg High School lab oratory with carbon disulphide, an explosion occurred which bad ly burned the left side of his face and left eye. It is not thought that the eye will be permanently injured, we are glad to add. SEPTEMBER HONOR ROLL. Look Over the List and See Whether We Have Forgotten to Print Your Name. If your name is not on the September list it is because it was on the August list, or some other list within a year: or, be cause when you read the August list and resolved that you would have your name on the Septem ber list, it just "slipped your memory" and you forgot about it until this minute. O well, your name will look good in the list next month. On the 20th of September, the Fulton County News started on the seventeenth year of its existence. It does not seem long since the Editor was attending sales, barn raisings, soldiers' re unions and other gatherings ask ing you whether you would sup-' port a "third paper" in Fulton as county, if one should be start ed. Three hundred and eighty people said "yes." Of those 3S0 people, only a few took a risk in obligating themselves to take it for a longer period than three months many subscribing for 10 weeks at 10 cent3. Of course, the paper was not in sight and there were many predictions that if not still-born, it would die in early infancy. It proved to be a healthy youngster until now it is head and shoulders above its old er brothers. Many of the 380 "charter mem bers" have passed to their final reward. Most of the others are still on the list, and proud of their foster-child. The News now has a circula tion never dreamed of in a Fulton County paper, and its list is grow ing every week. This condition is largely due to the loyalty of its friends who welcome it into their homes every week, and do what they can to interest their neighbors in it Albert Barney 8 2 6 Lee Bolinger 11 3 15 E. M. Booth 6 27 16 Edward Bjrakeall 1 2 15 H. N. Barton 1 2 16 Mrs. Rosa Clark 9 14 15 S. G. Curfman 9 16 15 Ellwood Carbaugh 9 2 14 E. J. Carberry 2 2 16 George Diehl 5 23 16 Rev. J. M. Diehl 7 1 16 Dr. S. G. Dixon 3 25 16 L. I. Deshong 10 1 16 Rev. Ira L. Duvall 9 24 16 D. D. Deshong 9 22 16 D. F. Denisar 9 21 15 M. E. Daniels 9 21 15 J. S. Eitemiller 9 21 16 Mrs. Rebecca Edwards 9 17 16 Mrs. D. Forner 72316 Mrs. T. W. Falkenburg 12 1 16 Miss E. J. Fraker 10 1 16 Mrs. Clara Greathead 9 21 16 J. F. Garland 5 8 15 Mrs. Thomas Husler 9 1 16 Silas Holly 9 216 Mrs. Margaret Hamil 5 20 16 Miss Kathryn Hoop 10 22 16 William Hershey , 3 14 16 W. L. Hendershot 11 30 16 Mrs. Isadiah Hart 10 1 16 J. Rex Irwin 6 6 16 Miss Ellawea Johnston 9 13 16 Miss Jennie Kuhn 8 10 16 Miss Mary Knauff 9 2116 Mrs. F. A. Kaufman 8 1 16 E. B. Lake 5 2916 Joseph Laidig 121216 Jacob B. Mellott 9 2 16 Miss Barbara Martin 9 28 16 Mrs. D. L. Maun 51815 Mack Morton 6 16 16 J. N. Mellott 11 9 16 Chas. E. Mayes 9 23 16 Mrs. D. R. Mellott 41816 Mrs. E. A. McEldowney 4 25 15 Miss Margaret Nale 10 7 16 Miss Mary Ott 8 20 16 Mrs. J. T. Palmer 10 8 16 Riley Peck - - 9 21 16 Miss Maye Pittman 4 16 16 E. N. Peightel 8 9 16 W. S. Ramsey 11 1 15 Mrs. B. A. Ross 9 16 16 R. A. Sharpe 1 19' 15 Geo. A. Stewart 9 21 16 Bart Stevens 5 8 15 B. H. Truax 8 9 16 J Walter Tritle .71815 Miss Hester Van Cleve ' 9 21 16 Morgan Winter 9 2 16 Geo. W. Weaver,Jr. 1 1 16 Minnie M. Waltz 1 10 16 Fulton House 9 23 15 OCTOBER COURT. Jury Did Not Agree in Byers Case, and New Trial Will Be Had Next March. October Court called Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. In the ab sence of Judge Swope, who i3 now in California, Hon. W. F. Sadler, President Judge of Cum berland County, with Associates W. B. Stigers, and Wm. Mellott, were on the bench. The grand jurors were called, and Edward Palmer, of Bethel township was appointed foreman They retired to their room, and passed on one bill of indictment, and were discharged with the thanks of the Court at 3, p. m. Constables made their returns in usual form. The case of the Commonwealth vs. Clyde Byers, charged with "Attempt to Commit Abortion" was called, and consumed the time of the Court until 5:30, when the jury retired to their room, and Court adjourned until Tues day morning. Tuesday morning 9 o'clock when Court reconvened, the jury had not agreed upon a verdict, and the Court discharged the jury, and ordered the defend ant to enter into recognizance for his appearance at March term of Court. This was the only case for trial. The petition of Daniel Stains presented asking the appoint ment of a guardian of Anna Her shey, and the Court appointed M. W. Nace. In the estate of John J. Mc Donald, late of Licking Creek township, dee'd., the order for sale of real estate was continued. In the estate of Geo. C. Frak er, late of Dublin township, dee'd, widow's appraisement, approved and ordered- to be recorded un less exceptions are filed within twenty days. In same estate, order to sell real estate for pay ment of debts was awarded. Report of viewers, to view a site for a county bridge at Frank lin Mills, was confirmed ni si. Report of viewers to view and lay out a public road in Brush Creek township, confirmed ni si. Report of viewers, to vacate a public road in Bethel township, confirmed ni si. In the estate of Isaac Souders late of Thompson township dee'd, return of sale of real estate, con firmed. Petition of Belle Anderson, presented asking for a rule to show cause why judgment No. 13, October Term 1914, should not be opened. &c. Rule granted. In the estate of Mahlon Bar ton, late of Brush Creek town ship, dee'd, Return to Writ of partition presented, and rule on heirs awarded to come in and take, or refuse to take, the real estate at the appraised valued In the divorce proceedings of Annie McConald vs. Frank Mc Donald, an alias subpoena, was awarded. In the case of Commonwealth vs. uiarence uitsnau, recogni zance was forfeited to be respit ed at March Term. The Court granted a divorce in the case of Dawson J. Truax vs. Anna Truax. In the matter of the several petitions of A. H. Anderson, to open judgment and rule awarded. John P. Sipes was appointed commissioner to take testimony, and his commission continued. The first and final account of N. B. Hixson, executor of J. N. Hixson, late of Brush Creek township, was presented and John P. Sipes, was appointed Au ditor to make distribution. The first and final account of H. C. Newman, executor of Geo. S. Newman deceased, confirmed and Frank P. Lynch was appoint ed auditor. The first and final account of Geo. C. Ensley, executor of Mar garet deed., was confirmed. ' The first and final Account of H. L. Sipes and R. Sipes Execu tors of James A. Sipes, late of Licking Creek township, deed., LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT. Little Talks on Health and Hjgiene by Samuel G. Dixon, M. D., LL. D.. Commissioner of Health.' Every youngster is familiar with the story of how a tea kettle suggested the steam engine. It is one of thousands of examples of little things that count. Of course the tendency is to over look small matters and to sneer at their importance. This is true in regard to our health as well as the other business of life. There are certain common habits which everybody overlooks be cause they are so common and yet these trifles may have a very decided influence at times. Millions of people moisten post age stamps with their tongues every day. These may have been shoved across a soiled counter or torn off with dirty hands an in stant before, but unfortunately a habit, plus convenience, leads the majority of people to the custom of affixing them in this manner. Another seemingly trifling habit which may readily lead to diffi culties is that of ripping open with the fingers, letters that have been sealed with mucilage plu3 saliva. In view of the fact that there are thousands of sufferers from tuberculosis and other diseases these seemingly insignificant act3 are really fraught with danger. Our mouths are perhaps the chief avenue by which the germs of disease enter the system and our hands are the principal means of carrying them there. Watch anybody for a few minutes who is thinking or writing and see how his fingers are carried to the face. If they are not clean they are almost certain to carry germs to the mouth. Once there decayed or unclean teeth furnish splendid breeding grounds. Children in school chew their pencils and as often as not ex change them unless they are warned against it and chew some one else's. Many people wet their fingers with their tongue to turn the pages of books and de spite all that has been said and written by health authorities about paper money carrying dis ease germs, they reeort to this method of counting bills. These are such simple things that unthinkingly you may sneer at them as not of sufficient im portance to warrant care. For all that, they are precautions worth observing and it is well to cultivate a certain fastidiousness and to err on the side of scrupu lous cleanliness for it is little things that count. Sabbath School Convention. We are in receipt of a very lengthy write-up of the Belfast Sabbath School convention which was held in the Brethren church on Pleasant Ridge, October 3rd. From this we learn that local workers, as well as visitors from adjoining districts', showed an earnest interest in providing re ligious education. Among the speakers and officers we note the names of President J. L. Spade, Blanche Smith, Elder J. C. Gar land, C. C. Garland, F. B. Spade, D. A. Garland, David Hollins head, Rev. John Mellott, Rev. Powers, C. J. Brewer, Charle3 Kershner, Jacob Hill, Martha Spade, Jessie Truax, Emma Pal mer, Chas. Garland, Oliver Bard, and Irwin Garland. was confirmed. The first and final account of Martha Smith, Administratrix of Samuel Smith, late of Brush Creek township, deceased was confirmed. ' First and final account of M. W. Nace, assignee of Dallas My ers, was confirmed. The Fidelity and Casualty Ins. Co. of New York, by its attorney presented a petition, requesting an order authorizing the Compa ny, to become security, for ad ministrators, guardians and oth er persons desiring bonds in tha county. Order made as prayed for.