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Volume LIII – Number 1 – Thursday, January 6, 1916
David J. Fanning Qualifies as District Attorney –
David J Fanning who was in Towanda Monday to qualify for his new duties as District Attorney of Bradford County, is known among his neighbors and professional brethren as a ceaseless worker. In number of votes his Troy friends are glad to recall that he headed the list at the primaries, not alone for District Attorney but in the entire field of aspirants for official place. The thoroughness with which he made his canvass may be confidently expected of him in the discharge of the duties of his office.
Executor’s Notice –
Letters testamentary on the estate of Stephen H. Heywood, deceased, late of Troy Borough, Pa. Having been granted the undersigned notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment and all persons having claims against it must present them duly authenticated for settlement. J. P. Estabrock, Executor Dec.1st, 1915
A Reminiscence of Former Governor Stone –
The following is from the Montrose Republican of last week.
Editor Republican – The item in last week’s Republican clipped from the Troy Gazette, about former Governor Wm. A. Stone, reminds me of a time when Stone was in office, and also in politics up to his ears, which was quite deep, as the aforesaid eqrs were more than 6 feet from the ground. Stone was reminiscing of old school days at Mansfield of about 45 years ago, and said in substance: “After I came home from the army, I took up a piece of wild land, cut a fallow, made a clearing in Tioga county, built a log cabin, and started in to make a home and be a farmer, like the rest of my family. Prof. F. A. Allen, principal of the new Mansfield school, came to Wellsboro and delivered a lecture that stirred me all up. At its close he spoke of the Mansfield school, the value of an education, and invited anyone who wanted a better education to meet him at the Cone House the next morning. Nest morning I was there, and arranged to go in debt for a better education. Later I went into law then into politics, and here I am. Prof. Allen inspired me and many others, and he had that personal magnectic and propulsive force to enthuse boys. Had it not been for him I would not be here in office.”
When Stone was asked whether he was glad Allen had stirred him up, he replied, “Sometimes I wish he had let me alone. I could have gotten a living on the farm, and been reasonably content. In office and politics no one ever does better than that for himself. The principal advantage I have gained is to help some others to places and power they wanted. The whole matter runs back to the 2question. Was Prof. Allen a benefactor or a nuisance?”
Advertised Letters –
List of advertised letters week ending Jan. 8, 1916: Miss Elizabeth W. Freeman, Miss Beatrice V. Parsons, Mrs. Elisha Young, Charles A. Lathrop (2), B. M. Prather. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office Jan 17th, 1915 (misprint ??). M. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Auditor’s Notice –
In the Orphan’s Court for the County of Bradford.
In re Estate of Ellen Hurley
The Auditor appointed by the Court to audit, settle, adjust and report distribution of the fund in the hands of William T. Hurley, Executor of the estate of Ellen Hurley, late of Canton boro, deceased will meet the parties interested, for the purposes of his appointment, on Friday, the 28th day of January, 1916, at 10 o’clock a. m. at his office in Canton, Pa., when and where all parties interested, are required to make and prove thier claims, or be debarred from coming in on said fund.
Charles E. Bullock, Auditor, Canton, Pa. Jan. 5, 1916
Volume LIII – Number 2 – Thursday – January 13, 1916
Postmaster McNulty’s Appointment Confirmed –
The appointment of M. J. McNulty by President Wilson as Postmaster of Troy, during the recess of Congress last May 6th, was confirmed by the Senate Jan. 6th, and Mr. McNulty’s commission will bear the latter date. His term of office will therefore cover a period of four years and eight months.
While no change has been made in the salary of the Troy Office, the bond of the postmaster has been increased from $4,000 to $5,000.
Entertained at Dinner –
Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Bailey of Leona, entertained the following, at a New Year’s dinner: Mr. and Mrs. George Wood and Son, Edwin of Towanda; Mr. and Mrs. James Stanton and daughter, Bessie; Mrs. Herbert D. Campbell and children, Jennie A. and James H. of Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey and Children, Harold, Allen, Winifred; Mrs. N. E. Bailey and children, Alvin, George, Loretta, Ruth and Robert; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baldwin and daughter , Dorothy of Leona.
The report just filed by Secretary Thomas W. Piollet shows a profit of only $15.17 from this year’s Towanda fair. The receipts were $5,977.00; and the expenditures, $5,961.83.
At the meeting of the Bradford County Educational Association to be held at Canton high school, Jan. 21, 22d, discussion of free hand penmanship will be opened by Misses Shannon and Pierce of the Troy school. An address, “What Makes the Wheels Go Round,” will be given by Prof. O. L. Warren of Elmira.
Volume LIII – Number 3 – Thursday – January 20, 1916
W. Worth Jennings, Candidate for Representative –
I hereby announce myself a candidate for Representative, subject to Republican rules. Primaries May 16, 1916. W. Worth Jennings, Towanda, Pa.
Notice – Blacksmithing –
I am now located in the Collins shop on Exchange Street and will do horseshoeing and all kinds of repair work. Special attention given to interfering and horses with diseased feet. Prices same as in the past. I solicit your work. S. S. Tunnicliff.
Take Your Automobile and Machine Work to C.H. Williams, South Canton St., Troy. Only first class mechanics employed. All work guaranteed.
Troy Boy Author of Poem Entitled “Peace” –
The New York Tribune of Jan. 12th publishes this poem by Guy Nearing of Troy:
“Peace!” you cry, and your shame uphold –
An Eagle mousing on the hill –
An Eagle scratching the ground for gold.
“Peace!” And the dead reply, “Be still!
Our bones ye have sold.”
An Eagle that shulks to shun the flight –
An Eagle wallowing in the slough.
Goddess, lower your torch of light!
Tear the crown from your sullied brow!
Weep in our sight!
Peace, And your Panderer-fingers fold.
You have bound the Goddess – they wreak their will.
The Eagle brood on its chest of gold.
“Peace!” And the dead reply, “Be still!
Our bones ye have sold.”
Volume LIII – Number 4 – Thursday – January 27, 1916
Troy Boy Locates Stolen Automobile –
Lewis Batterson, a Troy Boy, was the hero of an exciting search at Lock Haven last Friday night for a stolen Automobile. The car, an Overland, belonged to a traveling candy salesman, and was standing in front of a garage when it suddenly took wings as it were and disappeared. Word was sent out of the theft and search made. Batterson is employed in Fred Miller’s grocery store. He was one of a party which started out and it was he who located the missing car on East Church street near the electric plant. The license tag, number 61090, had been changed with paint to 81080, but this did not deceive the keen-eyed former Trojan. The thief has abandoned the car, possibly because there was but little gasoline, enough only to have carried him but a few miles.
Letters of Testamentary on the estate of Mark A. McDowell, deceased, late of Columbia Township, Pa., having been granted the undersigned; notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and all persons having claims against it must present them duly authenticated for settlement. Anna M. McDowell, Charles McDowell Executors. January 25, 1916.
ASSESSOR’S LIST OF DOGS
Assessed in Bradford county with name and address of owner of each dog, together with sex of dog and Number of Tag therefor. Publication of said list being made under the requirements of the Act of June 3, 1915, o’the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Dogs in Troy Borough, 1916
|Name of Owner||Males/ Spayed||Females||Tax||License No.|
|Mahlon B. Ballard, M.D.||1||$2.00||3527|
|John H. McClelland||1||$1.00||3529|
|Gerdon M. Porter||1||$1.00||3530|
|Harvey D. McKeel||1||$1.00||3531|
|D. William Johnson||1||$1.00||3532|
|Reinhold V. Erk||1||$1.00||3535|
|Herman J. Pierce||1||$1.00||3536|
|Carpenter J. Bloom||1||$1.00||3537|
|Lelia C. Foote||1||$1.00||3538|
|Lee A. Brooks||1||$1.00||3540|
|John W. Beaman||1||$1.00||3541|
|William F. Dewitt||1||$1.00||3542|
|Mrs. Isaac Cleaver||1||$1.00||3543|
|J. Zeff King||1||$1.00||3545|
|Joseph H. King||1||$2.00||3549|
|Leslie A. Pierce||1||$2.00||3550|
|Milton T. Matter||1||$1.00||3551|
|Mrs. Donna VanDyne||1||$1.00||3553|
|Mrs. Evaline McCulley||1||$2.00||3554|
|Howard H. Grosjean||1||$1.00||3558|
|Henry B. VanDyne||1||$1.00||3559|
|William L. Rider, D.D.S.||1||$1.00||3560|
|Oscar E. McIlwain||1||$2.00||3561|
|William R. Budd||1||$1.00||3563|
|Delancy J. Morse||1||$1.00||3564|
|Benjamin B. Mitchell||1||$1.00||3566|
|Robert E. VanSyckel||1||$1.00||3567|
|Mrs. William O’Connor||1||$1.00||3568|
|William S. Montgomery||1||$1.00||3569|
|Edwin J. MicKey||1||$2.00||3570|
|George E. Boyer, Jr. M.D.||1||$1.00||3571|
|George E. Boyer, Jr. M.D.||1||$1.00||3572|
|Edward C. Miller||1||Refused|
|Thomas Broughton||1||to pay|
CHARLES N. GREENE, Assessor.
Volume LIII – Number 5 – Thursday – February 3, 1916
Mr. Mattocks New Chevrolet Sales Manager –
Walter A. Mattocks, late of Elmira, has accepted a position as sales manager for the Chevrolet automobiles in Western Bradford county, and will be found at the Fire-Proof Garage in Troy. Prospective buyers of cars should see this wonderful new car at. $490.
Surprised Their Daughter –
Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Fleming pleasantly surprised their daughter, Irene, by inviting twenty of her schoolmates and friends to their home near Windfall on Thursday evening. Jan. 27th. The evening passed all too quickly with music and games. Dainty refreshments were served.
Resolutions of Respect –
Whereas, Almighty God, in His all wise providence, has permitted death to enter Columbia Grange and taken from our midst brother Mark A. McDowell. Therefore be it Resolved, That we bow in humble submission to Him that doeth all things well, and pray that our Father in Heaven give the bereaved family His blessing and support. Resolved, That our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days: that a copy of these resoultions be sent to the bereaved family, place on the minutes of our order and printed in the Gazette-Register. William Courtney, H. A. Bullock, W. H. Bradford, Committee.
Resolutions of Respect –
At a regular meeting of Big Pond Grange, held Saturday evening, January 15, 1916, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: Whereas, God, in His all-wise providence, has removed from our midst by death our beloved brother, Oscar Harkness, therefore, be it Resolved, That in the death of Brother Harkness this Grange has suffered the loss of one of its most highly esteemed members, who when called upon for any service, was ready to do his part. Resolved, That the whole community and the Big Pond M.E. Church of which he was a consistent member, have great cause to mourn his loss. When his country called him in the war of the rebellion, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania calvary and served until the loss of a leg compelled his return home. Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and relatives in their bereavement. Resolved, That our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days, and a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family and spread on the minutes of our Grange, and sent to the Grange news, Troy Gazette-Register and Reporter-Journal for publication. Howard Robbins, W. E. Soper, Raymond Dubert, Committee; Howard Smith, Secretary.
Cards of Thanks –
Mr. and Mrs. George Dickinson wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to their many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted and sympathized with them during the sickness and death of their father, Mr. A. G. Bailey, and also the singers who sang at the funeral.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our many friends for their sympathy and knid assistance in our recent bereavement, the death of our husband and father. Mrs. C. E. Parke and family.
Volume LIII – Number 6 – Thursday – February 10, 1916
Tioga County Again Wet After Year of No-License –
The expected happened in Wellsboro yesterday when Judge Bouton of McKean county, sitting for Judge Channel, turned the county back from dry to the wet column by granting twelve retail licenses as follows: Three in Wellsboro – the Coles, Wilcox and Sandback Houses. Three in Blossburg – to Messrs. Keefe, Lienhardt and Schaffer. Two in Elkland – The Elkland and Signor Houses. Two in Westfield – the American House and Smith’s Hotel. One in Antrim – to Mrs. Blair. One in Knoxville to F. Kennedy. All other retail licenses were refused and three wholesale licenses.
Mr. A. W. Allyn who lives at East Troy, reports running his Ford car on part Kerosene and part gasoline for some little time, with very good results.
Card of Thanks – Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller desire to thank their friends for many kindnesses during their late bereavement, the death of Mrs. Sarah Middaugh.
Resolutions of Respect –
In memory of Past Grand C. E. Parke, who died January 27, 1916.
Once again death has summoned a brother Odd Fellow and the golden gateway to the Eternal City has opened to welcome him to his home. He has completed his work in the ministering to the wants of the afflicted, in shedding light into darkened souls and in bringing joy into the places of misery, and as his reward has received the plaudit “Well Done” from the Supreme Master.
And Whereas, The all wise and merciful Father has called our beloved and respected brother home.
And Whereas, He having been a true and faithful brother of our Mystic Order, therefore be it,
Resolved, That we the members of Hector Lodge, No. 166, I.O.O.F. of East Troy, Pa., in testimony of her loss, tender to the family of the deceased brother our sincere condolence in this deep affliction and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family. Charles Smiley, F. W. Hanscom, F. P. VanNoy, Committee.
Volume LIII – Number 7 – Thursday – February 17, 1916
Charles P. Dewey Announces Candidacy
Charles P. Dewey, the well known Gillett merchant has announced his candidacy on the Republican ticket for Representative in the Legislature at Harrisburg. Mr. Dewey is right on all important questions. He is in favor of local action, good roads, more money from the state for schools and for women’s suffrage. He is the type of man which should represent Bradford county in Harrisburg and will command a large vote, wherever known.
Words of Appreciation –
In the death of sister N. L. Gladding, Columbia Grange loses not only it chaplain, but one
Of its oldest, most faithful, and best loved members. We have lost more than a member of our order.
We each lose a kind, sympathetic personal friend. Hers was a life of sunshine with a smile for all.
We shall miss her geniel, kindly presence among us more than words can express. But we know that her influence will remain with us as a cherished memory, a kindly benediction, and an inspiration to pure and gentle lives. We wish, hereby to express our deep sympathy to the daughter and sister who remain with us, knowing that no words can assuage their sorrow or add to the virtues of the one they loved, yet wishing them to feel that we share in that sorrow and in the appreciation of those virtues.
We direct that our charter be draped in the customary manner, that these words of appreciation be entered upon our records, and that a copy be sent to our grief stricken sisters, and furnished to local papers for publication.
Maude I. C. Card, Alice M. Fraley, L. Florence Lilley, Committee.
A Surprise Party –
A very pleasant surprise party was given Tuesday evening Feb, 8th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Grenell of Granville Center, when a number of young people gathered at their home in honor of their daughter, Gertrude’s birthday.
Music and games were indulged in until a late hour at which time refreshments were served.
Those present were: Gertrude Grenell, Maud Morrison, Ethel Morrison, Marion Merrill, Elnora Merrill, Anna Wright, Grace Wright, Sue Wright, Anna Wooster, Lila Merrill, Marguerite Benninger, Eula Knowlden, Eleanor Lindley, Eloise Lindley, Edward Merrill, Edward Selleck, Lloyd Grenell, Volney Grenell, Robert Knowlden, Alfred VanNoy, Thomas Grenell, Alfred Grenell, Rev. Otto D. Young, John Ross, Howard Casteline, Harold Pepper, Ivan Dickinson, Francis Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Grenell, Mr. and Mrs. Volney Taylor.
Cards of Thanks –
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their sympathy and kind assistance in our recent bereavement the death of our wife and mother. We also desire to especially thank Miss Spencer for singing and those you sent flowers. D. W. Pratt and Family.
Mrs. Sarah Chamberlain wishes to express her thanks to the many friends who assisted in the sickness and after the death of her late husband, William P. Chamberlain, who passed away, January 27, 1916.
Resolutions of Respect –
Whereas, Death has again entered Union Grange, No. 155 and taken from our midst Sister Eliza Rockwell. She has finished her work here and has received the welcome plaudit “Well done good and faithful servant.”
Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to her relatives and friends with the blessed hope that He who doeth all things well will sooth the anguish of their hearts.
Resolved, That our Charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days and that a copy of these resolutions b e sent to the Troy Gazette-Register for publication and spread upon the minutes of our Grange.
Effie Rockwell, Myria Barnes, Harriett Rockwell, Committee.
A few of the Many Reasons why the Hinaman Milking Machine is the Best.
Following are a few of the users:
Austin Leonard & Son, Troy, Pa.
D. R. Bailey, Troy, Pa.
B. L. Roberts, Troy, Pa.
M. O. Guthrie, Troy, Pa.
W. F. Young, Troy, Pa.
Joel Manley, Canton, Pa.
G. B. Shepard, Canton, Pa.
R. G. Landon, Canton, Pa.
J. A. Wilcox, Roaring Branch, Pa.
Chas. Cummings, Gillett, Pa.
E. D. Stairs, Columbia X Roads, Pa.
Llewelyn Soper, Columbia X Roads, Pa.
Chas. Cudworth, Columbia X Roads, Pa.
Wm. Buck, Columbia X Roads, Pa.
R. S. Youngs, Columbia X Roads, Pa.
List of advertised letters week ending Feb. 12, 1916: Charley Budd, Clarence Grennell, Jr., Antonio Petti, Miss Pauling Card, Miss Ida C. Williams. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office Feb. 21, 1916
Resolutions of Respect
At a regular meeting of Ondawa Grange, No. 174, the following resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, The Angel of Death has again entered our Grange and taken from us our Brother W. P. Chamberlain, There fore be it
Resolved, That this grange has suffered a great loss in the death of our dear brother.
Resolved, That we most sincerely extend our heartfelt sympathy6 to the bereaved family in their great bereavement. May we all be comforted by the thought that though he cannot come back to us we may so live that we may go where he has gone on before.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family and a copy sent to the Troy Gazette-Register for publication Also that they be spread on the minutes of the Grange.
Resolved, That the charter of this Grange be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days.
Jesse L. Miller, Frank Dunbar, S. A. Grace, Committee.
Executor’s Notice –
Letters testamentary on the estate of W. P. Maxwell late of Lock Have, Pa., deceased, having been granted the undersigned, notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and all persons having claims against it must present them duly authenticated for settlement.
E. Everitt VanDyne, Executor. Troy, Pa., Feb. 12, 1916.
Volume LIII – Number 8 – Thursday – February 24, 1916
Senator Mills is Candidate for Re-Election –
I hereby announce myself as a candidate on the Republican ticket, for a second term as State Senator from the 23d Senatorial District. Primaries May 16th, 1916. I pledge myself to Local Option, Reduction and Equalization of Taxation, Self Government in Borough, Township, and School Affairs. Increased appropriations for Schools and Roads and economy in management of the latter. Charles E. Mills, Athens, Penn.
Card of Thanks –
We wish to extend our thanks to our neighbors for their sympathy and kind assistance in our recent bereavement the death of my husband. Also Miss Laura Wheeler for singing. Mrs. Emily Montgomery and family.
Advertised Letters –
List of advertised letters week ending Feb. 26, 1916: J. B. Lewis, Cooperative Mercantile Agency, F. N. Burden, Secretary; Mrs. Burton Corey, Miss Mary L. Holomon, Miss Mab Walkol, Miss Elizabeth Paine, Miss Grace Whipple. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office March 6, 1916. M. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Volume LIII – Number 9 – Thursday – March 2, 1916
First National Bank Buys the Peck Property –
The directors of the First National Bank yesterday authorized the purchase of the Newbery & Peck store property for a banking house. Alterations to meet the new needs will be made during the summer. The bank also purchased of B. B. Mitchell the property it now occupies.
Will Attend Kreisler-McCormack Concerts –
Mrs. Charles Tingle of Elmira, was in town Friday of last week in the interest of the Kreisler-McCormack Concert Series. The Kreisler Concert is to be given March 13th. Among those from town who are planning to attend are: Mrs. F. L. Ballard, Francis Ballard, Miss Charlotte Paine, Miss Alice Colony, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Parsons, Miss Jane Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Carpenter, Dr. and Mrs. P. N. Barker, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Mitchell, Mrs. A. L. Budd, Miss Anna Bottcher, Mrs. E. L. Teeter, Miss Belle Carnochan, Mrs. H. B. VanDyne, Mrs. Harry S. Mitchell, Mrs. John W. Pomeroy, Mrs. F. H. Hoffman.
Notice of Appeals, 1916 –
Notice is hereby given that the County Commissioners have fixed the days and places of holding appeals from the Assessments for the year 1916, for the Townships, Wards and Boroughs of Bradford County, as follows:
Frank E. Estabrook, Candidate for Legislature –
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for member of the Legislature from the county of Bradford, subject to the rules of the Republican party. I will support all bills pertaining to local option and will at all times endeavor to represent the best interests of my contituents. Primaries May 16, 1916. Stevensville, Pa.
Resolutions of Respect –
Whereas, Almighty God in His all wise providence, has permitted death to enter Union Grange and taken from our midst Sister Cecelia Pratt, therefore be it
Resolved, That we bow in humble submission to Him, who doeth all things well, and pray that our Father in Heaven gives the bereaved family His blessing and support.
Resolved, That our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days; that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family, placed on the minutes of our order and printed in the Gazette-Register. Effie Rockwell, Myrta Barnes, Minerva Larcom, Committee.
Resolutions on the Death D. C. Newell –
In the laying away of our late comrade, Daniel C. Newell, to rest, we are reminded forcibly by the vacant place so lately filled by him that our ranks are thinning. Let each one be so loyal to every virtue so true to every friendship, that we shall be ready to take our place when the Faster calls us to that fraternity which on earth and in Heaven remain the same.
Resolved, That we, the surviving comrades of Gustin Post, G.A.R. extend to his children and relatives our heartfelt sympathy.
E.L. Lewis, John Hunt, Albert Pierce, Committee.
Resolutions of Respect –
Whereas, Death has again entered Union Grange, No. 155 and taken from us our Brother C. E. Parke. Therefore be it:
Resolved, That this grange has suffered a great loss in the death of our Brother.
Resolved, That we most sincerely extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family in their great bereavement,
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family and a copy sent to the Gazette-Register for publication also be spread on the minutes of the Grange,
Resolved, That the Charter of this Grange be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days. L.M. Platt, G. B. Rockwell, I. A. Rockwell, Committee.
Cards of Thanks:
We desire to heartily thank our many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted and helped us during the sickness and death of my wife, also the singers. Mr. Louis Wood, and Mrs. Sarah Wood.
I wish in this way to thank the Rebekahs for the shower of postcards and all others, who joined in sending which I received so gladly. I also whish to thank the Rebekahs for the beautiful flowers they sent me while in Elmira. Margaret Bryan.
We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to the G.A.R. of Troy, Pa., for their interest and the kindness they showed to their comrade, Mr. G. D. Smith during his late sickness and death. From his son, Frank E. Smith.
We wish to take this opportunity to extend thanks to the friends who
sent the beautiful flowers, and to the friends and neighbors who so kindly
assisted us in our time of need, at the death of our father.
The Children of Grant M. Jones.
Volume LIII – Number 10 – Thursday – March 9, 1916
Bradford County Boy’s Letter From French Front
From that fateful day in August a year and a half ago when the first gun was fired in the great European war, it has been certain that a Bradford county boy sooner or later would be heard from in the great world conflict. That a son of Former Trojan Henry P. Davison of the Morgan firm put in his vacation from Yale in the Paris motor ambulance corps was reassuring, but it fell short of the goal in that young Davison never himself lived in the county. His enlistment never let less, bespoke the Bradford county patriotic viewpoint. Here however is a letter from the front by a Bradford county boy, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lamb of Armenia. A student aviator in the Curtiss school at Hammondsport when hostilities began, his resentment of the invasion of peaceful Belgium let him to England where he enlisted in the British army. The letter which his parents lately received bore no stamp, but had two postmarks: “Field Postoffice A” and “On Active Service”. It is just such a letter as one would expect from a boy from a county which ranked all others in the number of its volunteers in the rebellion, and reads:
“Dear Father – Thanks for your letter of *** It must have gone astray, as none has reached me for a month. At last I have been transferred to an aeroplane squadron and am training to be a gunner. During my spare time I am acting as a rigger, so don’t have much time to write letters. Have not been up yet, but it is just as well, for the weather is very cold, and wet. Here is where my experience with Curtiss is of little or no account; well, we’ll see something interesting anyhow. I received my promotion to first class air mechanic December 1, and when the new motor for the balloon arrived I had the finest job in the section, but no fighting, so of course I was not satisfied. I am with a fine lot of fellows, but the accommodations are not quite so good as in the R.B.S., but on the whole I am highly pleased, as this outfit has some reputation as scrappers. In the future my address will be “8054 DHI 1stAMA Flight, Royal Flying Corps, B.E.F., France.’ Addresses are objectionable to the censors, so please make a careful note of the above.
I wonder how cold it is at home? To date we have had very little cold weather, and it has not been near as severe as I thought it would be. Just at present it is raining like --, but that is the usual thing here. Nothing doing just now, but later, if I can handle that bonnie little American machine gun something is liable to happen. With love to all. Dean.”
Plans Maturing for Observance of Baby Day –
This is Baby Week all over the United States. More than that, it is Baby Week in Alaska and in the Philippines.
What is Baby Week?
It is an effort to emphasize the constructive side of infant care, to put before the public the stern facts about the dangers which beset American babies, to give the reasons why, in a general average, one baby in eight dies before the end of the first year of its life; to show individuals and communities how to prevent this awful waste of baby lives.
New Zealand’s infant mortality is less than one-half of ours, and is being further reduced. Why should New Zealand babies be better cared for than ours?
Troy is a small place for a Baby Week, but it is going to have a Baby Day. Not this week for we can’t get the slides we want to show, but there will be a notice next week of the date. Through the kindness of Mr. Palmer, the Family Theater will be open one evening free of charge, for an exhibition of pictures on the subjects relating to baby care with talks by Dr. Barker and Father Durkin. And to celebrate Baby Week, a little booklet on the care of the baby will be sent to every home in Troy and vicinity where there is a little baby.
Other plans may follow-we ought to have our splendid nursing service followed up by questions of hygiene and sanitation, proper housing and all that affects the welfare of little children.
Eighteen Starters in Spirited Fox Chase –
A fox chase yesterday, under the direction of Landlords Atwood and Welch, attracted considerable attention. A fox owned by Howard Bryan of Sullivan, was led over the course about noon. Starting from an old barn on Paines Hill, the course covered several miles and ended not far from where the hounds were liberated. They were in plain view the first half mile or more and their baying could be distinctly heard. Many watched the getaway with interest.
There were eighteen entries. The winners were as follows:
First prize, $10, won by “Belle” owned by S. S. Baxter of Granville Summit.
Second, $7, by “Foxy” owned by Samuel Bright, Troy.
Third, $5, by “Range” owned by Donald Besley, Columbia X Roads.
Celebrated Mrs. Churchill’s 86th Birthday –
The neighbors and friends of Mrs. L. Churchill came to her home in LeRoy, Saturday, February 26th, to celebrate her eighty-sixth birthday. A bountiful dinner was served at two o’clock. Their daughter, Mrs. Parke was with them from Rochester. At an early hour all departed for their homes wishing Mrs. Churchill many more happy birthdays.
In Memorium –
Just one year ago Troy township lost one of her best beloved citizens, Mrs. Laura Case, who had spent nearly half a century in the community, and had by her lovable disposition and kindly charitable acts, endeared herself to all who came in contact with her.
A member of the Church of Christ, and of the Grange, she took an interest in everything that stood for the good and the uplifting of her fellowmen and women
Her heart was ever ready to respond to sickness or distress. Truly, her presence has been missed by all who knew her. Our loss was her gain.
Call it not death, it is life begun,
For the waters are passed and the home is won.
The ransomed spirit has passed the shore,
Where they weep, and sorrow, and sin no more.
She has gone to her Father’s house above,
To the place prepared by her Savior’s love.
To depart from a world of sin and strife,
To be with Jesus; this is life.
Terrace Heifer Averages 72.3 pounds of Milk a day.
The Terrace Stock Farm of Mr. W. S. Sweet ...
Card of Thanks
At this time I wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly helped during the sickness and death of my husband and to the singers who sang such beautiful hymns. Mrs. Myra Patterson.
Card of Thanks
We wish in this way to thank all who in any way assisted during the sickness and after the death of our wife and mother. E. D. Brown and family.
Public Notice –
Public notice is hereby given that Lorenzo Grinnell, Administrator of the estate of Harrison Grinnell, late of the township of Wells, County of Bradford, State of Pennsylvania, in accordance with the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided, has presented his petition to the Orphans’ Court of Bradford County, praying the said Court to order and allow the following described real estate of which the said Harrison Grinnell died seized; to be sold at private sale for the payment of debts; said real estate being situated in the said Township of Wells, and containing twenty acres, with house, barn and other buildings thereon; being all the real estate of which the said Harrison Grinnell seized and being the same land conveyed to the said Harrison Grinnell by Abby Wilson, by deed dated April 15, 1878 and recorded in Bradford County Deed Book 118, page 331, which said premises are now occupied by Henry Grinnell.
And the said Lorenzo Grinnell represents to the Court that he has an offer of one thousand dollars for said real estate, which he believes to be a fair and just price.
Where upon the said Court made the following order: “And now, towit, March 2, 1916, upon reading the within petition, the same is ordered to be filed; and we direct that public notice thereof, shall be given by advertisement printed in the Troy Gazette-Register, a weekly newspaper published in Troy, Bradford County, Pa., for at least twenty days prior to the 29th day of March, 1916, at two o’clock p.m., and also by written or printed notices, one of which shall be posted at a conspicuous place on the real estate proposed to be sold, and at least three such notices shall be posted at three of the most public places in the vicinity of such real estate; and we hereby fix Wednesday, March 29, 1916, at tow o’clock p.m. at the Court House in Troy Boro, Bradford County, Pa., as the time and place for hearing said application, at which time and place all persons interested will be heard in relation to whether or not the price offered is a fair, full and adequate price for the same, or whether any person will pay a substantial increase over the price so offered.
Bond filed this day is hereby approved, By the Court, William Maxwell, P.J.
Baby Day in Troy –
All who are interested in the care and welfare of babies and young children, are invited to the Family Theater next Monday evening. Special films and slides will be shown relating to the proper care of children, prevention of disease, etc., with a talk by Dr. Barker upon the subjects shown and an address by Rev. P. J. Durkan. This is a free evening for all. Mothers of small children especially invited to come – but please leave the children at home.
Observed Mrs. Porter’s Birthday –
The friends of Mrs. Sarah Porter came to her home at Mr. and Mrs. Charles Batterson’s Friday, March 10th to celebrate her seventy-eighth birthday. A bountiful dinner was served. The out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stull and Master Steven from Roaring Branch and Mrs. Addie Spencer from Canton. At an early hour all departed for their homes wishing Mrs. Porter many more happy birthdays.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for Senator from the Twenty-third Senatorial District, composed of the Counties of Bradford, Wyoming and Susquehanna. I especially favor a new Constitution, enabling legislation favorable to labor and agriculture as against corporate wealth and special privilege. Through this will come the reforms so much needed by the people. I have a record of ten years service in the House and on this I appeal to the voters in the primaries held May 16, 1916. E.E. Jones, Harford, Pa.
Troy Man Looking For a Wife –
Box 148, Troy is the address given by an American man of Forty, who advertises elsewhere his desire to marry; “all correspondence confidential.”
Twenty-three Cows earn Place on Honor Roll –
In the Troy Testing Association for the month of February the following had cows which produced more than forty pounds of butterfat:
R. H. Fleming, Austin Leonard & Son, each five; Harold Bohlayer, J. M. Rockw3ell, George Dickinson, Austin Kinyon, each two; F. C. Newell, John L. VanHorn, J. L. Rockwell, Spencer Gernert, Fred Bohlayer, each one.
The highest record, 58.2 pounds.
The highest record, 58.9 pounds, owned by R. H. Fleming, Second highest record, 57.0 pounds, by Dorinda Edward Bess, same owner.
Advertised Letters –
List of advertised letters week ending March 18th, 1916: L. Mulroy, Miss Enix Washington. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office Marcy 27, 1916. M. J. McNulty, P.M.
Court Proclamation –
Whereas, Hon. William Maxwell President Judge of the Forty-seventh Judicial District, has issued his precept bearing date February 12, 1916, to me directed, fro holding the Court of Quarter Sessions, common Please and Orphan’s Court at the Court House in Troy, Penn., commencing Monday, March 27th, 1916, and continuing one week.
Notice is hereby given to all persons interested that they be then and there in their proper person at one o’clock in the afternoon of that day, with records, inquisitions, and other remembrances to do those things, which to their office pertain to be done. Jurors are requested to be punctual in their attendance agreeable to their notice.
Dated at Towanda the 13th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and forty first. Ensign W. Wheeler, Sheriff.
Volume LIII – Number 12 – Thursday – March 23, 1916
Married in This County, Suing for Half a Million
George M. Kilgallon, formerly of WilkesBarre, is suing Mr. and Mrs. James B. Rathbone of Elmira for a half a million for alienating the affections of his wife, their daughter. Mr. Kilgallon and Miss Mary Catherine Rathbone, were married by Justice Orcutt in Towanda, last October while both were under 21. The bride’s parents objected to the match. Kilgallon says Mrs. Rathbone offered him a million dollars if he would consent to having the marriage annuled. When he refused they took Mrs. Kilgallon to California and otherwise prepared to fight for an annulment. Among other things they are charged with an effort to put through the New York legislature an act of assembly to fit the case. Mrs. Kilgallon has an income of $18,000 a year in her own right and is heir to an estate of ten to twelve millions. The now beligerent groom is the son of a WilkesBarre coal dealer. He was an automobile salesman in Elmira at the time of the marriage.
In rebuttal of Kilgallon’s claim’s, the Rathbones deny the validity of the marriage. They say that the reported offer of a million dollars to Kilgallon for consenting to the annulment of the marriage is ridiculous. Senator Newton also styles as ridiculous the assertion that his bill to annul marriages of minors was introduced at the request of the Rathbones. The nearest he has come to being employed by Mrs. Rathbone was when he appeared with other attorneys for the defense in the case of J. John Hassett vs. The Briggs Brewery of which Mrs. Rathbone is a director.
Troy Boy of Fourteen Writes of “Unpreparedness” at Columbus
With his contribution to the Marjorie Sterrett battleship fund, a Troy boy, son of Mrs. Jennie Redington Grant, sent last week to the Elmira Star-Gazette, the following letter:
‘Troy, Pa., March 15, 1916,
“Star-Gazette, Elmira, N.Y.”
Dear Sirs: - Enclosed please find twenty-five cents ( $.25) which I wish to give to the Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund. I earned this money selling The Star-Gazette. I have sold that paper for the last five years.
I think the Columbus fight will awaken Congress to action. It showed that our army is not strong enough to act even on the defensive. The regulars should have been able to follow Villa immediately while the state militia should be strong enough to take their place as a border patrol, but they had to wait for reinforcements. This affair vindicates what Hudson Maxim said in his splendid book, “Defenseless America.”
I think that the battleship, which this fund helps to build, should be used to break in crews of young men just joining the navy. That would be appropriate because children helped to pay for it, and it would be used to make sailors of the children.
ROBERT R. GRANT’
Very fine Gift to Public Library –
The very nicest and most acceptable gift, which has been made to the library in a very long time has been given this week by a “friend” of Mr. H. C. Carpenter – a complete set of the “Every Child Should Know” series bor the little folks – twenty volumes in all. Truly a beautiful gift.
Troy Court Trial List and Jurors –
Following is the trial list and the list of jurors for the term of Troy court which begins next Monday.
W. H. Snedeker vs. George B. Morse, Issue.
Alaska Lumber Co., vs. Giles M. Coon. Defendant’s Appeal.
Louis N. Cohen vs. H. Hendleman. Defendant’s Appeal.
Timothy Burke’s Executors vs. Northern Central Railway Company. Trespass.
H. C. Stone vs. Roselle Montgomery. Assumpsit.
Mat Fitzwater vs. T. M. Fassett. Defendant’s Appeal.
Charles E. Dodd vs. The Sheldon Manufacturing Co. Assumpsit.
Seth M. Gernert Vs. Empire State Dairy Co. Foreign Attachment.
Clark Joralemon vs. John Coney. Defendant’s Appeal.
W. O. Hager, Fred Hager vs. C. W. Rockwell. Defendant’s Appeal.
Robert E. Holcombe vs. Elias Savacool. Defendant’s Appeal.
Margaret Maley, Executrix of Martin Maley, deceased, vs. Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Assumpsit.
Canton Borough vs. Emiline Leavitt. Assumpsit.
O. L. Fields, Evelyn Fields vs. The Borough of Canton. Trespass
List of Jurors -
Scott W. Biles, Wyalusing Twp.; W. A. Bullard, Armenia Twp.; O. N. Booth, Monroe Twp.; E. T. Barnes, Canton Boro; B. H. Clar, Canton Boro; Emil B. Cogswell, Tuscarora Twp.; C. A. Childs, Sayre Boro; C. B. Eastabrook, Orwell Twp.; F. Finan, Albany Twp.; Benj. Gregory, Athens Borb; Martin Galliger, North Towanda Twp.; Harry Green, Wysox Twp.; B. T. Hale, Towanda Boro; A. P. Horton, Barclay Twp.; Thos. Jordan, Jr., Sayre Boro; Thos. Kellar, Athens Boro; Thos. Kirwan, Towanda Twp.; Jno. Knaresboro, Athens Boro; Dan Brink, Towanda Boro; R. W. Kelly, Towanda Boro; F. J. Kingsley, Towanda Bory; F. J. Mabee, Sayre Boro; Matt Mannix, Towanda Boro; Jos. L. Morey, Towanda Boro; H. P. Mead, Towanda Boro; J. A. Morley, Athens Boro; Sayre Maddock, Sayre Boro; G. D. McIntyre, Athens Twp.; Dennis McCarty, Ulster Twp.; C. H. Morrow, Wyalusing Twp.; V. E. Pennell, Towanda Boro; E. S. Ross, Orwell Twp.; Andrew Russell, Towanda Boro; A. H. Schoonover, Herrick Twp.; G. T. Thomas, Canton Boro; I. A. Samuels, Sayre Boro; Bay Smith, Canton Boro; Harry Scovell, Athens Boro; Jas. Terry, Albany TWp.; L. J. Water, Burlington Boro; J. S. Wolff, Towanda Boro; J. L. Larrabee, Terry Twp.; John Nichols, Athens Boro; G. A. Stimson, Athens Boro.
Transfer Case to Canton –
James Avery has brought a second action against Wallace Hager on the charge of obtaining goods under false pretense. The case involves a piece of farm machinery. First hearing was before Justice Calkins at Sylvania who found no cause of action. The case has now been transferred to Canton where hearing is set for April 6th before Justice Cleveland.
Advertised Letters –
List of advertised letters, week ending March 25th, 1916: Royce Frances, James C. McLaughlin, C. N. Williams, Mrs. Lenore Evans, Miss Merle Thomas. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office April 3, 1916. M. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Administrator’s Notice –
Letters of Administration on the estate of Edward Patrick Howley deceased, late of Troy Borough, Pa., having been granted the undersigned notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and all persons having claims against it must present them duly authenticated for settlement. David J. Fanning, Administrator. March 18, 1916.
Volume LIII – Number 13 – Thursday – March 30, 1916
Advertised Letters –
List of advertised letters week ending April 1, 1916: Mrs. Pearl Evans. This letter will be sent to the Dead Letter Office April 10, 1916. Mr. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Frank N. Moore, Rome, Pa.
Candidate for Representative, subject to Republican Rules, on the following platform: Local Option; Antitreating Laws; National Wide Prohibition, Woman Suffrage, Revision of our Road Law providing for the election of County Superintendent of Roads, Enlargement of the jurisdiction of Justice of the Peace, enabling them to make final disposition of trivial crimes, for a Budget System for State Appropriations for Charities Revision of the Tax Law, and for more state money for our Public Schools.
Tax Notice – Some have not paid their Troy Boro tax for 1915. All these should attend to it at once and save themselves annoyance. Time is up, C. L. Wheeler, Collector.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER – 1916
Volume LIII – Number 14 – Thursday – April 6, 1916
E. Everitt VanDyne’s Splendid Gift to This Community –
The need, long felt in Troy of an auditorium or place of public Assembly with stage, scenery and adequate seating capacity, a gymnasium with lockers, shower baths and apparatus, a permanent home for the free public library and a rest room, is to be supplied. Not by public subscription but through the generosity of one man, E. Everitt VanDyne, whose proposition to the authorities is printed below.
Mr. VanDyne proposes to buy the courthouse from the county, transform it to embrace all of the fine things enumerated above and give it to Troy as a community building. Title will go to the school district. No strings are attached to the gift. It is absolute.
The tentative drawings which Mr. VanDyne has had made locate the gymnasium on the east side, with 20 foot ceilings, and place4s the library in the front room on the Elmira Street side; the rest room where the library is now located. There will be a kitchen under the library for the serving of refreshments at receptions. Provision is made in the gymnasium for seating about 200 spectators. The courtroom will be made over into the auditorium so sorely needed.
Court will continue to be held here as in the past, but as a saving for hear, janitor’s services, etc. The county too, will be relieved of the cost of insurance and repairs of which the building now stands in need. Under these circumstances the price put up on the property should not in reason be high enough to block this most laudable project. It should in fact be very low.
Mr. VanDyne’s proposition and its acceptance by the Troy School Board follows: Troy, Pa., March 31, 1916. Hon. William Maxwell, President Judge of Bradford County, Mr. J. L. Ellsworth, Mr. C. L. Crandall and Mr. John Ruggles, Commissioners of Bradford County. Mr. T. W. Parsons, Mr. W. S. Montgomery, Mr. J. C. Blackwell, Mr. C. A. Smith and Mr. J. H. Preston, Directors of Troy Borough School District.
Gentlemen: Realizing the County has a fine Court House in Troy Borough is which Court is held but twice a year, and which has a large amount of room which is not used for any purpose; and also realizing the need in our Borough of a Civic Building, I make the following tentative proposition, subject to the approval of all in authority, and the approval of the Department of Labor and Industry of the State of Pennsylvania, namely:
If the County Commissioners will name a reasonable price for which they will sell the Court House to the Troy Borough School District, reserving for their perpetual use a suitable place to hold court therein, with jury rooms and also a polling place for all Primaries and Elections free of all rent expense to the County for light, heat and janitor service, and
Second: If the Troy Borough School District approves of this and accepts the plan to re-model the building, providing for the Court as above mentioned, and also a Public Library, Gymnasium, Public Rest Room, Auditorium with State, and agrees to rent at a reasonable price the Auditorium and Gymnasium for such entertainments and receptions as they shall deep for the best interests of our community, and assume the maintenance of the building, and
Third: If the price named for the building is satisfactory to me, I will purchase the same as a gift to the people of this Borough and vicinity, and also will pay for all the alterations, improvements and equipment of the same, and it shall be called The VanDyne Civic Building.
Very truly yours, E. Everitt VanDyne.
At a regular meeting of the Troy borough School Board held Monday evening, April 3d, the following resolution were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the Troy Borough School District accept the tentative proposition of E. Everitt VanDyne to purchase, remodel and equip the Troy Court House for a public Civic Building, provided that the terms and plans connected with said building meet the approval of the President Judge of Bradford County, the Commissioners of Bradford County, and the Department of Labor and Industry of the State of Pennsylvania, and be it further
Resolved, That the Troy Borough School District agrees to manage and maintain said building, to reserve to the County Commissioners, for their perpetual use, a suitable place to hold Court therein, with jury rooms, and also a polling place for all primaries and election free of all rent and expense to the County for light, heat and janitor service, and also agrees to rent at a reasonable price the Auditorium and Gymnasium for such entertainments and receptions as they shall deep for the best interests of the community, and be it further
Resolved, That the School Board of Troy Borough on behalf of the citizens of this community tender to Mr. VanDyne our sincere thanks and appreciation for this most generous offer, and that we commend in the highest terms the public spirit manifested by Mr. VanDyne in thus providing for a long-felt need of our community, and that in honor of the donor this building shall be known as the VanDyne Civic Building.
T. W. Parsons, W. S. Montgomery, C. A. Smith, J. C. Blackwell, J. H. Preston, Board of Education
Remembered on His 80th Birthday –
Joseph Ritner Guild of Leona, received a bountiful shower of birthday post cards on Tuesday the 4th inst. It was a pleasant reminder of his eightieth anniversary.
Two Men Found Dead on Ash Heap at Towanda –
Harrison Vanderpool and Morrison Vargason of Towanda township, lay down on an ash dump to sleep last Friday night and never woke up.
They were last seen alive by Bennie Ackley shivering in a freight car back of the electric plant. His efforts to have them go home were unavailing. Vanderpool was 28 and Vargason 37 years old. The latter was orphaned in infancy and grew up in the home of Ezra Vanderpool. They were unmarried. Coroner Lyons thought an inquest unnecessary and none was held.
For sometime the Lehigh Valley railroad has been dumping ashes from Sayre and elsewhere along the line in the old canal basin at Towanda as filling to improve their property. Many times there are live coals in the ashes. These burn on and on, giving off heat and also, gas. The men had sought the warmth of the ashes as a bed unmindful of the gas and paid the penalty with their lives.
Administrator’s Notice –
Letters of Administration on the estate of Grant M. Jones deceased, late of Troy township, Pa., having been granted the undersigned, notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and all persons having claims against it must present them duly authenticated for settlement. D. Allen Jones, Administrator. April 1, 1916.
Card of Thanks –
In this way we thank our neighbors and friends for saving our home from destruction by fire on last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cole, East Troy.
Card of Thanks –
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Walker wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to those who so kindly and generously assisted them during the illness of their horse, in Mr. Ludington’s stable.
Advertised Letters –
List of advertised letters week ending April 15, 1916: L. L. Smith, Mrs. Charles Bardson, The Poultry Press. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, April 24, 1916. M. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Edwin P. Young, Delegate to National Convention –
Edwin P. Young, delegate to Republican National Convention, 14th District, promises to support popular choice of party in 14th District for President. Stands squarely on Governor Brumbaugh’s platform. Primaries May 16, 1916.
Volume LIII – Number 16 – Thursday – April 20, 1916
Card of Thanks –
We wish to thank our kind friends, neighbors and the Ladies’ Aid, who so kindly assisted us in the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother. Also the singers and those who furnished flowers. Victor Dunbar and family.
To Village Property Owners
Ashes, tin cans, broken crockery, etc., can be dumped on the Hill lot back of the new wall until filled, and on Mrs. F. P. Case’s lot across Porter Creek from Postmaster McNulty’s in like manner. No garbage. Some clear ashes can be used under the public hitching sheds. Talk with Street commissioner Bailey.
Cards of Thanks –
M. E. Greenough and family wish to extend through the columns of this paper their heartfelt thanks to their many friends and neighbors for the kindness shown them during their recent bereavement; also to the John Wildi Milk Co., and the Elmira Candy Co., for their beautiful floral offerings.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to those who were so kind during the sickness and death of our husband and father. Also to thank the M.E. Church and the Troy Engine & Machine Company. Mrs. Byron Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Nichols, Miss Arline Campbell.
Volume LIII – Number 17 – Thursday- April 27, 1916
Woman’s Body in River – Hanged Himself in Barn
Mansfield and Mainesburg only four miles apart had sensations last week. Fred Richmond, a farmer of Mainesburg, hanged himself in his barn Friday afternoon and at 6 o’clock Saturday morning the body of Mrs. Harry Bull of Mansfield was discovered in the Tioga River at Lambs Creek by Mrs. George Allis. Mrs. Bull, an English woman, has nephews in the British army and its conjectured that worry over them unsettled her mind.
Mrs. Bull left her home at 2 in the morning and either fell or threw herself into the river. Just where is not known. Her only relative in this country is her husband.
Mr. Richmond, the Mainesburg suicide, had been ill for some time. He appears to have planned self destruction as he had sent away to do some shopping the only member of his family at home. He leaves a wife and five children.
Supreme Court Affirms $8,625 Judgment in Bradford County Case –
The State Supreme Court last week affirmed the finding of the Bradford county court in the case of C. W. Mitchell of Troy, vs. The Pennsylvania Railroad. The amount involved was $8,625. The case grew out of the destruction of Mr. Mitchell’s dwelling house, furniture, etc., at Snedekers by fire which he alleged was caused by sparks from one of the defendant’s locomotives. When Judge Maxwell denied the motion for a new trial the case was carried up with the result above noted. The railroad company has paid the judgment.
Former Trojan for National Delegate –
The following from the editorial page of the Englewood, N.J. Press will be read with interest as it refers to a former Trojan:
“Daniel E. Pomeroy, of Englewood, vice-president of the Bankers’ Trust Company of New York, has announced his willingness to serve as a delegate, from this Congressional District, to the next Republican National Convention, and we know of no one who is better qualified or who man be more entirely relied upon to represent his party in this capacity. He is closely identified with large business interests, has unusual capacity for diagnosing a political situation, understands what is needed in a candidate, and has the strength of character to be firm in the right as his understanding leads him. Moreover, there is not a Republican in the whole district who has given more freely of his time or aided by contributions for a number of years past to party success, although he has never been a candidate for office or preferment of any kind. The party cannot do better than select Mr. Pomeroy for this distinguished honor which carries a responsibility that he will discharge to the fullest satisfaction of his constituents and for the best interest of the Nation, as viewed from a Republican standpoint”.
Political Announcements –
Member State Committee
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for member of the Republican State Committee to be selected at the Primaries, May 16, 1916.
If chosen for this honorary position I shall try to serve the best interests of the Party in Bradford County and the State.
I believe in clean politics and honest government, and will appreciate the support of all Republicans who believe as I do.
Curtis M. Harding, Canton, Pa. April 24, 1916
Volume LIII – Number 18 – Thursday – May 4, 1916
Next Wednesday Troy will swing in line with the larger towns and cities everywhere and have a Dollar Day – a day on which the merchants make special price concessions to purchasers in sums of $1 and upwards. This issue of the Gazette-Register is filled with these bargain offerings and everyone of them merits careful perusal by the thrifty household buyers of this section. Join the procession to Troy’s first Dollar Day.
Troy Lady Writes in Garden Magazine of Civic Activities of Home Town
The following from the pen of a Troy lady, Mrs. George P. Wrench, appears in the May issue of the Garden Magazine:
A vigilant Civic League
The Town of Troy, Pennsylvania, is situated among the hills of Bradford County. The springs of these same hills furnish its water supply, which, while pure, was at times in the past inadequate, so that ground water supply, including the waters of a stream, was combined with the spring supply.
In the fall of 1912 the heavy rains caused a deposition of sewage to pollute this stream and residents of the boro found themselves in the midst of a typhoid epidemic. The aftermath resulted in the formation of a vigilant Civic League. Our attention called thus forcibly to matters of sanitation, the extermination of mosquitoes and flies was begun.
Heretofore tin cans, empty bottles and refuse generally, had been promiscuously thrown into the creek which runs through the town. General “clean-up” days were established, when ashes, cans, etc., were carried free from the premises of any one desiring to be rid of them. Alleys and the rear of business blocks were generally tidied and various old sheds removed.
Fearing germ-laden dust, the streets were oiled by public subscription solicited by committees. An open place in the square was made into an attractive triangle consisting of a flower bed, surrounded by grass edged with privet, the whole enclosed by a meat iron pipe railing. Some of us have since regretted the choice of privet, barberry being more satisfactory.
The school directors caught the spirit of improvement; they graded and seeded the school grounds, purchasing later adjacent lost for the playgrounds, and this last year increased the capacity of the building by a large addition to the building, to furnish class rooms accommodating the department of agriculture.
Last year a Neighborhood Garden Club was tried out, its purpose being to co-operate with the League and under its direction to bring about more wholesome conditions in the village and to increase its general attractiveness.
Prizes were offered and awarded on a day known as Community Day to families who had kept their grounds about their homes in the most attractive condition. Members paid a fee of twenty-five cents and entered the contest. The League duplicated the amount thus raised and prizes were awarded by three judges, who, in a conscientious manner, visited the homes of the competitors at various periods during the summer.
The judges were instructed to consider a well-kept, thrifty vegetable garden, well laid out and free from weeds, as entitled to as much credit as a lawn and flower garden.
Last, but not by any means least, the town has a sewer and disposal plant. Co-operation, like the proverbial “little drops of water,” will transform any community into a mighty pleasant land. S.D.W.
List of advertised letters, week ending May 6th, 1916: J. F. Bolt, Roy Wm. Nash. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, May 15, 1916. M. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Reclaims Old Orchards Using Right Methods –
H. O. Nichols of South Burlington is a firm believer in modern fruit growing ideas.
On his farm are 100 apple trees which have been reclaimed from the woodpile, so to speak.
For ten years these trees had been barren, and Mr. Nichols was compelled to buy apples for his own use. Then he took up the modern methods, cultivated the ground, sprayed the trees, did a little pruning and gave the orchard the care experts said that was needed, and the result has been astonishing.
Instead of a dead or barren orchard Mr. Nichols now has one of the finest apple orchards in the county. Last fall he gathered over 700 bushels of fine apples from the 100 trees.
This is all the more remarkable when it is remembered that the trees had not borne fruit in ten years, and were about to be cut down and reduced to stove wood.
Who Said Electric Lights –
Someone heard another one say that Sylvania was ready for electric lights. In fact a few who have their own gas plants have thought that they could sacrifice them in order to install the best, safest, and most economical light – the electric.
Now turning aside a moment, the Porter Road has always tried to make the most of its opportunities, although like individuals, it has sometimes failed.
But coming back to the subject, it has been rumored that the Troy Electric Lighting Plant has contemplated, yes planned on connecting Sylvania and Troy by a wire supported by poles. And furthermore, they think that the time limit is not more than two years and that the route should be the Porter Road.
Well, me thinks that the time to act is now. Join hands and shout as the people of the Gold Medal Flour – “Eventually – why not now”. A. - Porter Road.
Card of Thanks –
In this way we desire to thank friends and neighbors who assisted us during the illness and after the death of our husband and father, Joseph Wood. Mrs. Joseph Wood and family.
Card of Thanks –
We wish to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted in the sickness and after the death of our mother, Mrs. A. Creighton. Mrs. Pleatus Berry.
Volume LIII – Number 19 – Thursday – May 11, 1916
Recorder Gardner of Elmira, Shot Through Lung by Woman –
Recorder O. H. Gardner the Elmira police magistrate, was accidentally shot through the right lung at 4:12 Monday afternoon by Mrs. Harriett ..hnson James of that city.
Mrs. James had applied for a permit to keep a revolver in her home and Recorder Gardner has made it out for her. She asked advise about the kind of revolver to by. Recorder Gardner showed her two he happened to have in his office. She did not like the first one. As she took hold of the second revolver it went off and the bullet passed through his right lung. He was hurried to the Arnot-Ogden hospital and will probably recover.
Recorder Gardner does not blame Mrs. James for the accident. She became hysterical over the shooting and threatened to take her own life. She was prevailed upon to remain with the police matron over night, though not under arrest.
Mrs. James is 24 and has a son 7 years old. She has lived apart form her husband for two or three years. Recorder Gardner never saw her to know her until she applied for the permit. She runs a rooming house and said she needed a revolver in the house for her own protection as the street door is often left unlocked at night for the accommodation of her roomers.
Card of Thanks –
We wish through the Gazette-Register to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness during our late sickness. Also for the generous help at the woodbee. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Kilgore.
Volume LIII – Number 20 – Thursday – May 18, 1916
Dewey and Jennings for Representative – Jones Probable Winner over Mills
The uniform primaries on Tuesday brought out a comparatively light vote in Bradford county as in fact was the case throughout the state.
For Representatives: W. Worth Jennings and Charles P. Dewey were nominated by the Republicans, defeating F. E. Eastabrook and F. N. Moore.
For State Senator, Charles E. Mills of Athens carried the county by around 500 over Edward E. Jones, but in Susquehanna county Jones has 1100 over Mills. He had also a small majority in Wyoming County. With some districts yet to hear from Jones’ majority approximates 800 in the district.
J. Roy Lilley of Towanda, wins over Curtis M. Harding of Canton for member of the Republican State Committee, by a decisive majority.
For District Delegates to the National Republican Convention Edwin P. Young of Towanda, is a clear winner. Early returns indicated the choice of B. T. Hale of Towanda, as the other delegate, but there now appears some doubt. The official count may give the place to Emery of Wayne, or Dr. Bardwell of Susquehanna County.
Louis T., McFadden was re-nominated for Congress without opposition.
The 76 delegates to go from Pennsylvania to the National Republican Convention will be divided. Penrose claims that all but 17 will be found under his banner. Governor Brumbaugh, on the other hand, claims 41 or all but 26 of the delegates. Both Penrose and Brumbaugh will themselves sit in the convention as delegates.
Kephart, the Penrose candidate wins for State Treasurer, and Charles (Pickler) A. Snyder, also a Penrose follower, for Auditor General.
Stephen H. Smith of Towanda, defeated N. F. Walker of Athens for Chairman of the Democratic party in Bradford County.
Troy Boro –
The Republican vote in Troy for contested offices was as follows: Representative; Dewey, 113, Jennings 50, Eastabrook, 28, Moore, 30.
Member State Committee: Harding, 53; Lilley, 59.
State Senator: Jones, 80; Mills, 49.
Percy W. King was elected member of the County Committee.
Washington Party -
There were no contests for the nominations on the Washington party ticket. Hon. E. E. Jones of Susquehanna County, was endorsed for State Senator, and is the nominee of the party. Frank E. Wood, Esq., of Sayre, is the nominee for Congressman and Harry E. Chace of Troy, is the nominee for Representative.
Democratic Party -
The nominees of the party are as follows:
Congressman – John D. Brennan; Senate, Franke G. VanDyke of Ulster; State Committeeman, Martin R. Stalford of Wyalusing; Representative, Frank P. Bull of Liberty Corners.
James H. Murray and James J. Walker were named delegates to the National Convention.
For National Committeeman the indications are that A. Mitchell Palmer carried the county over Michael Liebel, Jr.
The annual bee to clean the Checkerville cemetery for Memorial Day will be here Saturday afternoon, May 27, 1916. Minnie Patterson, Secretary.
Overland cars delivered by Northern Tier Garage in the last ten days:
Charles Doud – Canton
Glenn Hickok – Beech Flats
Willis Kittle – Granville
Carl McCranney – Leroy
Rancy Fleming – Troy
Samuel Williams – Troy
Finley Rogers – Troy
Bert Wilson – Austinville
List of advertised letters, week ending May 20, 1916: George Dierwechter; George F. Haskins, Phila. Trained Nurses; Miss Eddie Hood; Miss Myrtle Reynolds; Miss Isabel Thompson; Mrs. Minerva Thomas. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office May 29, 1916. M. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Card of Thanks
To the people and different church societies in the surrounding community, who have so kindly contributed linen, fruit, flowers, Victrola records, books and toys to the Blossburg hospital, we wish to extend our thanks and appreciation. Signed, William A. DeWitt, M. D. Superintendent.
Surprised on Mother’s Day
Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Wright of Columbia, gave them a very pleasant surprise on Mother’s Day. Music was furnished by the Austinville Band. There were about fifty-four persons in attendance. Ice cream and cake were served. A very enjoyable time was reported by all.
McKean & Dickinson Herd Makes Fine Record.
The last test made by the Official Tester for the Cow Testing Association gave McKean & Dickinson sixteen cows out of a herd of twenty-three in the forty class and the whole dairy an average record of 41.4 lbs., for the month. A fairly good showing for Durhams.
Volume LIII – Number 21 – Thursday – May 25, 1916
Entirely New Site Proposed for the Troy Post Office –
When Inspector W. B. Smith came to town last week it became known for the first that an entirely new location is under consideration for the post office – namely a new building which F. P. Case & Son propose to erect on the site of the Daniel Newell shop and the Gustin Building in West Main Street. With the court house and the present First National Bank building cut out as they were some time ago, the choice was understood to lay between the present site plus George Baxter’s office and D. F. Pomeroy’s corner store now occupied as a restaurant.
The Case lot is wide enough for ample from for the post office and a store front as well. In depth the lot reaches from Main St., nearly to the Grange bank, where it takes in part of the sheds now used by the carriers for their horses. Mr. F. P. Case has looked up the location of Troy post offices in the past and finds that the first of which he has knowledge was located on the Helen Peck lot. From there the office went to the O. P. Ballard store near the Troy House. The third was the building now occupied by W. F. & J. W. DeWitt. After some years in the old opera house, now the site of the Grange Bank, it was moved in 1894 to its present quarters.
Inspector Smith on Friday promised an early choice from the three sits now under consideration. Mrs. Knox is to be allowed a little time for any change she wishes to make in her offer to the government. When this is in hand we should know promptly whether the present site is to be retained or a new one chosen and to which of the others we shall go for our mail. The plans worked out by the department contemplate an attractive office with down to now equipment and due consideration given to the health and comfort of Postmaster McNulty and his assistants.
The building to be erected by F. P. Case & Son, should their proposition be accepted, will be two or three stories high with living apartments above.
Joint Meeting of G.A.R. and Citizens Completes Memorial Day Arrangements
With Edward A. Rockwell acting as chairman and John H. McClelland, secretary a joint meeting of citizens and G.A.R., was held Monday evening in the Oscoluwa rooms when the following officers and committees were chosen for Memorial Day in Troy, May 30th:
President of the Day – Harold C. Carpenter
Vice-President – Thomas W. Parsons, George F. Case, Dr. G. H. Gustin, Ezra Calkins
Speaker – Hon. A. C. Fanning
Chaplain – Rev. P. J. Durkan
Reader – Charles H. Tate
Flower Committee – John M. Coney, Mrs. Edna F. Teeter, and the officers of Os-co-hu Chapter, D.A.R.
Executive Committee – F. W. Bullock, E. L. Lewis, F. E. VanKeuren, M. H. McGlenn, H. T. B. Gustin
Finance Committee – R. A. Burr and J. H. Kelley
Music Committee – Miss Laura Wheeler, Mrs. John W. Pomeroy, H. C. Sherman
Marshalls – Francis L. Ballard, Jas. W. Lamkin
Ushers – Misses Helen Ballard, Janice Mitchell, Helena Tomlinson and Elizabeth Joralemon.
At a meeting of Gustin Post held May 15th, the Adjutant was instructed to make details for strewing flowers upon the graves of departed members within the jurisdiction of the Post on Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30th which he has done as follows:
Case and Catholic Cemeteries – Comrades Pierce, Case, McMahan and Ross
East Troy and Hilton Cemeteries – Comrades Verbeck, Bodine, Cole and Murray
Hunt, Altus, Austinville, Besley, McClelland and Oak Hill Cemeteries – Comrades Newell, Lewis, Bullock, Hunt and Gates
Glenwood Cemetery – Comrades Lewis, Bulock, Case, Lampman, and Newell
Color Bearer – E. T. Buffum
All patriotic societies are invited to9 participate with us in Memorial Day services. Also to attend divine service with us at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, May 28th at 3 o’clock. The Boy Scouts are also invited to participate with us Memorial Day in strewing flowers upon our Comrade’s graves.
Comrades will assemble at the Post room at 2:30 sharp Sunday afternoon.
Post members will assemble at the Post room Memorial Day at 1 o’clock. By order of Albert Newell, commander: F. W. Bullock, Adjutant.
Bought Overlands –
O. D. Young of Pisgah and Hugh Havens of Troy have bought Overland cars within the week past.
Long List of Recent Ford Buyers –
Those who predicted a let up this season in the demand for Ford cars have another guess coming at least in the territory served by Distributor Harry S. Mitchell whose sales for a little over two weeks ending last Saturday total twenty-five cars as follows:
C. F. Parmenter – Col.X Roads
C. P. Watson – Col.X Roads
Wm. Horning – Col.X Roads
Wm. Vickery – Col.X Roads
Seth Baxter – Troy
Edbert VanHorn – Troy
John Rockwell - Troy
T. E. Vineski, Jr. – Troy
Dr. Mayer – Canton
John F. Brann – Canton
Will H. Houghton – Canton
R. J. Dunbar – Canton
W. J. Tripp, two, Touring car and truck – Canton
Bloom Hoagland – Canton
C. E. Black – Canton
Ray Beach – East Smithfield
Burt Wilkinson – East Smithfield
B. K. Gustin – East Smithfield
George Lay – Sylvania
Frank Rumsey – Gillett
F. N. Benson – Gillett
Mrs. Bertha English – Granville Smt.
H. L. Heald – Granville Center
H. M. Browning – Grover
James Kelsey – Snedekerville
Memorial Day Program –
The Memorial Day column next Tuesday will form at the engine house at 1 p.m. headed by the Engine & Machine Company band and proceed by Elmira Street and the new concrete bridge to Glenwood Cemetery where the impressive ceremonies of the G.A.R., will take place, the Boy Scouts assisting in strewing flowers. The exercises at the Court House, beginning at 3 o’clock, will be as follows:
Meeting called to order by President of Day, Mr. H. C. Carpenter
Music – Band
Prayer – Rev. P. J. Durkan
Music – Band
Reading – Charles H. Tate
Address – Hon. A. C. Fanning
Music – Band
Singing – “America” – Audience
Chevrolet Cars –
Cars of this make, so rapidly growing in favor have been purchased recently from the Chevrolet Sales Co., of this boro, by Seward Nash of Mainesburg and Ralph A. Burr of Troy.
Proceeding Begun to Annul Will of Well-Known Trojan –
Objection has been filed by nephews to the last will of the late Mrs. H. S. Sweet of this boro, and hearing is set for May 31st, at Towanda. The ground of objection is not set out but is understood to be undue influence. Mrs. Sweet made two wills, the first soon after her husband’s death and the later one about a year ago. The first embodied a number of substantial bequests to nieces and nephews who were not remembered in the last will. The case will call quite a large number of Trojans to Towanda as witnesses to the competence of the decedent to transact business at the time the last will was executed.
The caveat on file at the county seat is signed by William and Jay Orvis and Lee Reynolds.
The local attorneys in the case are H. B. Corey for the nieces and nephews and H. K. Mitchell for the executors.
Senior Play Nets Nice Sum for Washington Trip –
The Senior Play, “Thompson of the Varsity”, at high school chapel lat Friday and Saturday nights netted nearly $125 toward the expenses of the Seniors to Washington early in June. It netted also a lot of enjoyment for the two well filled houses of boys and girls and men and women who witnessed the histrionic efforts of the young people. It is possible that professionals might have given a more finished production, but no paid play actors could have aroused the same degree of popular enthusiasm, in young and old.
The caste of characters follows:
Phil Thompson – Tackle on the football team: Ed. Morse
Joe Green – His room mate: Robinson Pierce
Charlie Davis – Half-back on the team: Henry Case
“Shorty” Merrill – Quarter-back on the team: Archie Rockwell
Bert Holiday – Full-back on the team: Theodore Baxter
Stephen Gray – Manager of the team: Frederick Pomeroy
Fred Wood – Substitute tackle: Lee Smith
Buck Harding – Coach: Ellery Califf
Addison Hornblower – Wood’s chum: Francis Ballard
Algernon Sears – Of the sport set: Sherman Thomas
Jerry Adams – Capt. Of Wooster: Frank Flick
“Sherlock” Watkins – Constable: Allen Smith
Professor Crowell – Dean of Huntington: Maurice McGee
Eleanor Crowell – His daughter: Violet Newell
Mrs. Joseph Green – Joe’s mother: Lucinda Scott
Hazel Green – Joe’s sister: Frances Saltmarsh
Alice Taylor – Friend of Hazel’s: Kathryn Wolcott
Sarah – Maid at Crowell’s: Florence Hanscom
Music was furnished by the high school orchestra and the following Glee Club:
Helen Ballard, Medora Flick, Leora Corey, Winifred Pomeroy, Dorothy York, Katherine Walcott, Grace DeWitt, Prof. Brandt, John Canedy, Frederick Pomeroy, Morris McGee, Frank Flick.
Col. Baxter Called to Middle West –
George W. Baxter is to attend the annual meeting of the National Holstein-Friesian Breeders’ Association in Detroit, Mich., June 7th and assist in a big sale of this breed of cattle in connection with the convention on June 8th and 9th. This will be Col. Baxter’s first appearance as an auctioneer in the middle west. That he will make good there as he has in the East goes without saying.
Advertised Letters –
List of advertised letters week ending May 27, 1916: Mrs. Mary May, Ortan Chapman, Jas. Daly, Buddington Sharpe, H. VonWolffradt. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office June 5, 1916. M. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Cards of Thanks –
We take this opportunity to thank those who were so kind to us during the illness and death of our beloved relative, Harold Bailey. Signed, Mrs. N. E. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey.
In this way we desire to thank our friends and neighbors who assisted us during the illness and after the death of our husband and father. Mrs. Norman Hurlburt, John Hurlburt and family.
Volume LIII – Number 22 – Thursday – June 1, 1916
Baccalaureate Sermon, Spelling Contest and Alumni Banquet –
The Rev. W. R. Holloway preached a strong Baccalaureate sermon to the class of 1916...... The Rev. Edward P. Morse and the Rev. E. J. Moss, Jr., assisted in the service.
The Hon. B. B. Mitchell spelling contest took place at the school building Monday afternoon under the direction of the following committee: Mrs. W. H. Parsons, Mrs. H. S. Mitchell, Miss Elizabeth VanDyne, and Messrs. J. C. Blackwell and O. W. Jaquish.
Of the 25 who tried, the following spelled the required percentage to admit them to the library for the ten test words: Jennie Pierce, Emma Field, Florence Burnham, Frank Flick, Robert VanSyckel, Fanny Enton, Theodore Watkins, Julia Burton. The winner of the prize will be announced at the closing exercises Friday afternoon.
Between ninety and one hundred graduates, former students and friends of the school attended the annual banquet of the Alumni Association of the High School at the Troy House Tuesday evening. President of the Association, Wilson Weigester, presided as toastmaster over the “feast of reason and flow of soul” which followed the menu of strawberries, chicken croquettes, new potatoes, green peas, ice cream, etc.
The welcome to the new class was given by H. C. Carpenter who advised the boys to get into politics and be square. The response was by Lee Smith, “16. Mrs. F. L. Ballard gave a vocal number with violin obbligato by her son, Francis. The address of the evening was by the Rev. T. J. Butler of Scranton. Good music was furnished throughout the banquet by the Boys’ Orchestra. In conclusion the following school song, arranged by Miss Laura Wheeler was sung to the tune of the Cornell Alma Mater.
Where the vale of Oscoluwa,
Meets the western sky,
Proudly stands our Alma Mater
On her hill top high.
Flag we love, - red and white
Float for aye
Old T.H.S. o’re thee,
May thy sons be leal and loyal to thy memory.
When the evening twilight gathers,
And the shadows fall,
Linger long the golden sunbeam,
On thy western wall.
Will Receive Bids –
The School Directors of Springfield townshipwill receive bids at their meeting, June 10, 2 o’clock, for hauling school children from Jollytown district to the Big Pond school. Bardwell to Springfield, Harkness to Wetona. The directors reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
W. G. Cornell, Sec’y.
Advertised Letter –
List of advertised letters week ending June 3, 1916: Mrs. Lloyd Eddy. This letter will be sent to the Dead Letter Office June 12, 1916. M. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Volume LIII – Number 23 – Thursday – June 8, 1916
High School Graduates Receive Diplomas –
Miss Violet Newell Wins Mitchell Prize –
W;hile the closing exercises of the Troy public school last Friday were more in the nature of the last day of school than of commencement in the modern sense, they were none the less highly interesting. The program opened with a march by Miss Frances Saltmarsh and the new school song “Alma Mater” by the school. The Rev. Edward P. Morse invoked the divine blessing and the fresh young voices of the Glee Club united in a song. “The Skeleton of Character” was the theme of a most excellent address by the Rev. Doctor E. C. Armstrong of Williamsport, a warm friend of the Rev. Morse who has come to have a host of friends in Troy.
At the conclusion of Dr. Armstrong’s address, Mrs. John W. Pomeroy, Mrs. F. B. Pomeroy and Miss Laura Wheeler sang a trio, which was thoroughly enjoyed, and Principal W. R. Croman presented the diplomas to the four boys and four girls of the graduating class – as follows:
Lee Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrit W. Smith of Troy
Jennie Pierce, daughter of Mrs. Geo. Pierce of Columbia X Roads
Maurice McGee, son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. McGee of Troy
Linn Card, son of Mrs. Mary Card of Sylvania
Florence Hanscom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Hanscom of East Troy
Edward Morse, son of the Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Morse of Troy
Elizabeth Morse, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Morse of Troy
Violet Newell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Newell of Troy
Prof. Croman accompanied the presentation with appropriate remarks to the graduates and the school.
First, second and third honors for the four years of the course he said belonged to Edward Morse, Violet Newell and Elizabeth Morse with only one point difference between Edward Morse and Violet Newell.
Miss Newell was declared the winner of the Hon. B. B. Mitchell spelling contest with honorable mention of Julia Burton, Henry Case and Edward Morse.
Elizabeth Morse and Maurice McGee were neither late nor absent for three years.
The exercises of the afternoon closed with a solo by Miss Wheeler and song by the school.
In passing it should be noted that a fine spirit of co-operation prevails throughout the school. Teachers and pupils have worked in ideal harmony month after month with no note of discord to mar the progress of the latter or added to the burden of the former.
Marking Revolutionary Graves Flag Day –
The members of Os-co-hu Chapter, D.A.R. are requested to meet in Glenwood Cemetery on Wednesday June 14th at 2 o’clock to mark the grave of Samuel Strait, Sr.
Stop at Hilton Cemetery to mark graves of Moses Calkins and Paul DeWitt from there to Old Church Cemetery, Burlington at 3:30 o’clock to mark graves of James McKean and William Dobbins.
The descendants of these Revolutionary soldiers are invited to attend these exercises.
Miss Cora A. Spalding, Chairman; Mrs. Edward A. Rockwell, Mrs. William Weigester, Mrs. J. Carson Blackwell, Miss Jane Parsons, Miss Lucile Besley, Committee.
Work Begun on First National Bank Building –
Work was started Monday by F. P. Case & Son who have the contract on the new First National Bank building at the Corner of Main and Exchange Streets. An out of town firm have the contract for the marble and mahogany interior finish.
On Trial for Murder –
Mrs. Florence Chamberlain a daughter of Lucy Rose Vincent, formerly of Towanda, is on trial at Canandaigua, this week. The charge is manslaughter. A child said to belong to Mrs. Chamberlain died under such suspicious circumstances at Geneva that when a blood clot was found on its brain she was arrested. She figured in a “red row” disorderly house case at Towanda at one time and was twice in the reform school at Glen Mills.
VanHorn Family Reunion –
The annual reunion of the VanHorn family will be held at Alparon Park, Troy, on Friday, June 23d. Please note change of date. Gertrude Greenough, Secretary.
Family Reunions –
The second annual reunion of the Updyke families will be held in Roseville at the home of Mrs. Adeline Updyke, June 17, 1916. Dinner will be served in the Baptist chruch basement. Bring refreshments. Olive Tears, Secretary.
Scott Reunion – Will be held at Alparon Park, on Wednesday, June 21, 1916. Come and make a joyous time. Eloise Packard, Secretary.
List of advertised letters week ending June 10, 1916: Guarantee Jewelry Co., Mr. Harry Haas. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office June 19, 1916. M. J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Card of Thanks –
On behalf of myself and children, I wish to express my deep gratitude to my neighbors and friends for so many kindnesses during the illness and after the death of my wife.
S. F. Freelove.
Volume LIII – Number 24 – Thursday – June 15, 1916
Official Program of Next Week’s Community Chautauqua –
The following is the official program fro the Five-Day Community Chautauqua to be held in this boro, beginning next Tuesday. The Chautauqua tent will be pitched on the Hill lot on the site of the evangelistic tabernacle of two years ago, and entrance will be as then from Canton Street. Afternoon sessions will begin at 2:30 o’clock. The usual evening hour is 7:30 but it was thought best to change it to 8 for the convenience of those who drive in from the country and surrounding towns.
First Day – Afternoon:
Opening Concert – Castle Square Entertainers, Presenting Cornet, Violin, Vocal and Humorous Selections.
Organization of the Junior Chautauqua
Musical Entertainment – Castle Square Entertainers,
Lecture: “The Divine Rights of the Child” – Mrs. Leonora M. Lake
Second Day – Afternoon:
Musical Selections, Readings and Novelty Numbers – The Regniers
Community Address – Prof. E. J. Ward, Social Expert, U. S. Bureau of Education
Evening – Children’s Night:
Music and Character Impersonations – The Regniers
Magic, Mirth and Mystery – Newton, Prince of Magic
Third Day – Afternoon:
An Afternoon of Melody – Imperial Russian Quartet, Introducing the Russian Balalaikas
Concert Prelude – Imperial Russian Quartet
Lecture: “The Law, the Lass and the Lad” – Judge Lee S. Estell of the Omaha Juvenile Court.
Fourth Day – Afternoon:
Popular Concert – Josef Mach’s Bohemian Band
Lecture: “Fads and Extremes” – Dr. George P. Bible
Full Grand Concert – Josef Mach’s Bohemian Baqnd and Soloists
Fifth Day – Afternoon:
Concert – Edna White Trumpeters
Lecture: “What is Wrong With Mexico” – Senor Emeterio de la Garza
Grand Closing Concert – Edna White Trumpeters
Art Entertainment – Lorenzo Zwickey
Cautauqua Notes –
The Junior Chautauquas Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon will be on D. F. Pomeroy’s play ground down Elmira Street. These gatherings of the children from 8 to 14 years old will be in charge of a trained play expert from Columbia University, New York City. All of the big city play grounds are under similar supervision. The children will learn much and enjoy it. See that they are there.
Two dollars for a season ticket is only 20 cents for each event. Four evenings at the single admission price of 50 cents will cost you $2. Better buy a season ticket covering the five afternoons and evenings for $2. Children’s season tickets, $1.00. This is Troy’s first Chautauqua; it will not be the last if everybody co-operates by buying a season ticket.
The Northern Tier Garage tender the use of their grounds for the free parking of cars. Just across Canton Street from the Chautauqua grounds. The tent will be open for the use of those who bring lunch and wish a place to eat it between the afternoon and evening sessions.
The Fourth in Troy –
Do not forget the matinee races and all kinds of sports at the Fair Ground, July 4th. Come and bring your lunches and stay all day and enjoy yourselves.
Berrytown Boy Breaks Record with Grandparents –
It is doubtful if there is in the length and breadth of Bradford County a child with more living grandparents, then Master Bernard Layton Everts who arrived May 29th, to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Everts at Berrytown, Springfield Township. Most of us have to be content with a half dozen more or less, and not a few come into the world with none at all, but this tiny bit of humanity has an even dozen and here are the names to prove it:
Grandparents: Paternal – Rev. and Mrs. L. F. Everts; Maternal – Mr. and Mrs. Layton Lyon, all of Armenia
Great Grandparents – Mr. and Mrs. John Lyon; Mrs. Mary Everts.
Great – Great Grandparents – Mr. and Mrs. John L. Ferguson; Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Grace, the latter of Wetona.
Great – Great – Great Grandmother – Mrs. O. D. Field of Johnson City, N.Y.
One of the Grace great, great grandparents is also a fourth cousin of this boy of many grandmothers and grandfathers.
Faces Jail Sentence for Theft of $18 –
Says the Elmira Star-Gazette – “Charles V. Furman, thirty-nine years old, a carpenter from Troy, Pa., is under arrest in this city for second degree grand larceny for stealing $18 from Earl Morley of 657 Park Place. The theft, to which Furman has confessed, was committed in Morley’s room on Park Place Memorial Day.
The tow men met on Memorial Day and went to Morley’s room for a nap. Morley fell asleep first. When he awoke he missed Furman and $18 which he had in a pocketbook in a hip pocket of his trousers. This constitutes larceny from the person or second degree grad larceny.
Morley notified the police but it was not until yesterday afternoon that Detectives Wood and Beardsley located Furman at the Sickles Hotel on upper Lake Street. He was arraigned in police court waived all preliminary examinations and was held by Acting Recorder Hawkes to await the action of next grand jury. He was committed to jail.”
Former Troy Girl Author to Textbook –
Miss Kate J. Ronan, formerly of this borough, is the author of a typewriting textbook (touch or piano method) which has recently been introduced in the New York and Poughkeepsie Eastman-Gaines schools.
Among the special articles are contributions from Dr. Clement C. Gaines President, and Mr. Henry V. Gaines, Principal of these schools, as well as one written especially for the students, “The American Boy”, by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. All the letters, legal forms, etc., have been obtained by the author from some of the most representative business firms of Greater New York.
Card of Thanks –
Mrs. John Canedy of Sylvania, desires to return sincere thanks to her friends and neighbors for their kindness during the illness and after the death of her late husband.
Advertised Letters –
List of advertised letters, week ending June 17th, 1916; Frank Boughton, William Warner, Rev. G. W. Zartman. These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter Office June 26, 1916. M.J. McNulty, Postmaster.
Sherman Family –
The seventh annual reunion of the descendants of John and Sally Sherman will be held at Frank Swain’s, Sylvania, June 24, 1916, H. E. Chace, President; Mrs. Meade Thomas, Secretary.
Resolutions of Respect –
The following resolutions of respect were adopted at a regular meeting of Lady Lynn Rebekah Lodge, No. 259, I.O.O.F. held at Burlington, Pa., May 20th.
Whereas, the Death Angel has again visited our Lodge and removed from our midst our beloved sister, Maude Dibble Strope, April 30th, 1916. Therefore be it
Resolved, That we as a Lodge sadly mourn her loss and extend our heartfelt sympathy to her bereaved husband in his great sorrow. May we as a Lodge feel the true meaning of the words Friendship, Love and Truth.
Resolved, That the removal of Sister Strope from our midst leaves a vacancy in our Lodge that will be sadly realized by all; and be it
Resolved, That our Charter be draped in mourning for sixty days and a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family and to the county papers and put on the minutes of the Lodge.
Cora Andrus, Jennie Stanton, Martha A. Schwoerer, Committee.
Even Jail Inmates Dislike His Company –
Towanda, June 2 – To be so generally obnoxious and undesirable that the prisoners in a jail will not associate with a man, certainly is “going some”, as the parlance puts it.
This is evidently the state of affairs with Edward Wheeler recently brought here after extradition from Waverly where he was arrested on the charge of assaulting Night Patrolman H. A. Griswold in Sayre. His fellow prisoners in the local jail have drawn up and signed a petition which they handed the sheriff asking that some disposition be made of Wheeler so that they would no longer be annoyed by his being among them. The matter has been brought to the attention of the Judge. It is likely that Wheeler will be arraigned sooner than was expected so the prisoners can have that desired relief.
Coroner’s Jury Says Jack Penny was Killed at Easton –
In the eyes of the law John Penny, murderer of Police Captain J. Finnell and Detective Sergeant Charles Gradwell of Elmira is dead.
In the eyes of Detective William Lord of Paterson, who has arrested Penny several times, he is very far from being dead.
Lord says that the highwayman killed in a revolver duel with detectives at Easton, Pa., last Wednesday is not Jack Penny. The Coroner’s jury which was called to inquire into his death says that he is Jack Cramer, alias Penny. The jury has found a verdict to that effect.
When the Easton police notified District Attorney Personius of Elmira, that a man answering Penny’s description had been killed immediate steps were take to verify the identification. Detective Lord, who was well acquainted with Penny went to Easton to view the body of the dead robber, Friday afternoon he telegraphed Mr. Personius that the man had been identified by several officers as Thomas Kimball of Bayonne, N.J., and that he was not John Penny.
The Coroner’s jury at Easton completed its labors Friday night, bringing in a verdict which concluded, “and from the evidence produced we are of the opinion that Thomas Kimball, alias Cramer, wanted for murder at Elmira, N.Y., were one and the same person.”
The nature of evidence adduced at the inquest which would lead to Coroner’s jury to return such a verdict has not yet been learned here.
Greenough Family –
The Greenough Reunion will be held at Alparon Park, June 29, 1916. All members requested to be present. Table committee: Martin Hagar and wife, Eldric Packard and wife of Troy and J. O. Whitman and wife of Canton. E. L. Greenough, Secretary.
Volume LIII – Number 25 – Thursday – June 22, 1916
Will of the Late Esther M. Sweet Admitted to Probate by Register of
On Tuesday, June 20th, Wilson F. Voorhis, Register of Wills, admitted to probate the last will and testament of Esther M. Sweet and dismissed the caveat. By this will Mrs. Sweet bequeathed all of her property to her son, William S. Sweet and Anna Sweet, his wife.
An earlier will gave the sum of $1000 each to six of Mrs. Sweet’s nieces and nephews, who objected to the probation of the above mentioned will. Just what proceedings, if any the objectors may undertake has not been learned.
“Movie” Headquarters Established in Canton –
The arrival on Sunday of a troupe of “movie” actors representing the Vitagraph Company caused considerable interest. Fourteen arrived in the morning. Florence Radinoff, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown, Jacqueline Braw.., Katharine Franck, Belle Bruce, Lila Blor, E. B. Tilton, F. Chapman, L. C. Levering, K. Matus, William Balfour, Lin Smith and R. Morley, all of whom are staying at the Packard Hotel.
The headquarters of the troupe will be at the Davenport Villa, north of Canton where Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davenport are spending the summer. It was expected on Monday morning that operations would begin but on account of the rain a postponement was necessary. The work will not be confined to the Davenport grounds, but already arrangements are made to stage some of the scenes in the Canton streets, in some of the Canton stores and in many of the scenic places near Canton and it is expected that from now on Canton will be placed on the map as far as the Vitagraph Company is concerned. It is expected that many of the young people in Canton will have an opportunity to assist in many of the scenes. Harry Davenport, who formerly resided in Canton, is the director of the company.
L. D. May’s Prize “Shorthorn”
On the cover sheet of the “Breeder’s Gazette” the greatest livestock paper in America, is a beautiful portrait of Doris Clay.
This Pure Bred Shorthorn is owned in Glenside Herd by L. D. May, Granville Center. She has captured many bleu ribbons when shown at the large fairs such as Syracuse, N.Y., Columbus, Ohio, Allentown, Pa., and Chicago.
At the present time she is being officially tested for a year’s production of milk and butterfat and is going an unusually good clip.
The Glenside Herd of Dairy Shorthorns are considered all over the U.S. the foundation breeding place of this breed and whenever the results of the big shows are listed you can find that the Glenside Herd of Bradford County will have its share.
The thirteenth annual reunion of the descendants of Stephen and Mary Bullock will be held at Alparon Park, Troy, Pa., June 29, 1916. E. F. Bullock, President.
Volume LIII – Number 26 – Thursday – June 29, 1916
Prospect is Bright for Realization of VanDyne Memorial Building Project
G. W. Morratt of Harrisburg, representing the State Department of Labor and Industry, was here on Friday to look over the court house with a view to its use as a communtiy center with auditorium under Mr. VanDyne’s offer. He found the building all that had been represented, but preserved a discrete silence as to what his report would be to the head of the department, John Price Jackson. It is safe to assume from what Mr. Jackson said when the Commissioners and Mr. VanDyne were in Harrisburg, that no serious objections will be found to carrying the project into execution. The Commissioners, their attorney, Mr. Mercur and their clerk, Mr. Prince, were in town the same day and an understanding was arrived at which awaits only the O. K. of Harrisburg to make the VanDyne Memorial building a sure thing for Troy.
Former Troy Boys Respond With Elmira Company to Call to Colors –
Three former Troy boys left for the front Monday night from Elmira with Company L – Lester Robert Newell, John Shepard Parke and Milan W. Flick, sons respectively of Mrs. Perry Newell, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Parke of Elmira and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Flick of Troy. With the other members of the Company they were given a royal send off as they left over the Erie railroad at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning for Camp Whitman. The Rev. R. Lew Williams and the Rev. W. T. Henry offered prayer at the armory for the safe return of the soldiers. The escort to the depot included Mayor Hoffman, the Common Council and other city officials, members of various G. A. R. Posts, Sons of Veterans and Veterans of the Spanish American War, members of the old Thirtieth Separate Company who responded to the call in 1898, Boy Scouts, a large band, etc. Thousands of people lined the streets and cheered the departing soldiers. Each Company L. man carried in his haversack a full day’s rations. Just when they will go on form Camp Whitman to Mexico is not known but it probably will be very soon. Though but few of their boyhood friends and neighbors were permitted to see them start it is the fervent wish of all that the Troy boys may be spared to return to their homes and friends. If through the uncertainties of war it be otherwise may their names be written high on the scroll of honorable service to the flag.
Former Trojan Writes Popular Patriotic Song –
“I Didn’t Raise My Boy to be a Soldier” is a song that has been sung many times at meetings of the advocates of the “peace at any price” movement. An answer to that cry has been made by a former Troy boy.
Charles R. Campbell of Erie, well known musician, has composed a song the title of which is “I’m Sure I Wasn’t Raised to be a Soldier, But I’ll Fight for Dear Old Red, White and Blue”. Instilled with the patriotic spirit of a true Americanism the composer has replied to the advocates of peace with possible dishonor as against war to retain the honor and glory of the flag.
The words are as follows:
“I have a sweetheart and mother old and gray,
They’re all this world to me.
I’d rather see the day, heaven called them both away,
Then lose their liberty.
When other mother’s sons, are loading up the guns,
To shield my loved ones from all harm.
I’ll join them in a day, if Uncle Sam should say,
Now’s the time your country needs a soldier.
I’m sure I wasn’t raised to be a soldier,
My mother told me so when quite a boy.
But just the same if Uncle Sammy calls me,
I’ll answer, my heart all joy.
I’ll put my little gun upon my shoulder,
I’ll bid my good old friends adieu,
Tho’ I’m sure I wasn’t raised to be a soldier,
But I’ll fight for dear old Red, White and Blue.
If dear old Grandad could take me on his knee,
As he did in years gone by.
He’d say my little man, be true to Uncle Sam,
From now until you die.
If when the bugle’s calling, you know that some are falling,
Think of dear old Stars and Stripes,
In colors bright and new, she proudly beckons you,
Then is when your country needs a soldier.
Family Reunions –
Sherman Family Reunion
The seventh annual reunion of the Sherman family was held at the pleasant home of Frank Swain in Sylvania, June 24th. Over fifty relatives and friends were in attendance. After dinner there was a short program followed by the election of officers as follows: President, Mr. D. S. Sherman; Vice-President, Elmer Harkness; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. L. L. Alexander.
The second annual reunion of the descendants of William and Delaniah Updyke was held in the basement of the Roseville Baptist Church on Saturday, June 17. About thirty-five were present. A bountiful dinner was spread and all report a very enjoyable day. A short program was given. Opening son, “Face to Face”; recitation “A good Girl”, Esther Benson; instrumental solo, Ethel Shaw; recitation, “The Deacon”, Mrs. Ray Card; instrumental solo, Louise Tears; recitation, “The Batchelor Sale”, Mrs. H. C. Updyke; closing hymn, “God be with you till we meet again”. The next reunion will be held at the home of Mrs. Herman C. Updyke at Elk Run on Thursday, June 16, 1917. The following officers were elected: President, Anthony Benson; Treasurer, Mrs. Adda Card; Secretary, Mrs. Blanch Andrews; Table Committee, Mrs. Elmer Shaw, Mrs. Dummer Sweet; Literary Committee, Miss Ethel Shaw, Miss Louis Tears, Miss Mildred Sweet, Miss Hazel Benson, Miss Pauline Car, Miss Blanch Andrews.
Those present were: Mrs. Herman C. Updyke, Mrs. Halsey Updyke, Mr. and Mrs. Loron Updyke and daughter, Leola, Mr. and Mrs. Collie Updyke and daughter, Lyla, Mr. Elmer Updyke and daughter, Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Tears and daughter, Louise, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Card and daughters, Pauline, Lucille and son, Henry B., Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Tears, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Shaw and daughter, Ethel, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Benson and daughter’s Mabel, Hazel, Esther and son, Luther, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shaw, Mrs. Dummer Sweet and daughters, Mildred and Gladys, Mrs. Blanch Andrews, Miss Ada Smith.