THIS IS THE NEWS FROM NESQUEHONING IN 1918.

 1-17-1918             Five day suspension, ten Monday holidays. Drastic order by fuel administrator Garfield to relieve coal shortage. In effect at midnight tonight. Fine of $5000 and imprisonment for violation of the order. The Government’s most drastic interference with the nation’s industries was announced tonight by Fuel Administrator Garfield to meet the national crisis in coal supply. Beginning at midnight Thursday and continuing from Friday morning until midnight Tuesday, every industry east of the Mississippi River, from Canada to the Gulf, will be closed down. Munitions plants and all other war industries are included. For ten consecutive Monday’s, beginning next week, holidays will be ordered, and all saloons, stores (except for the sale of drugs and food) offices, schools, theatres and such institutions, as well as all industries, will be closed as on Sundays. During the five day period of industrial suspension, railroads will not deliver coal to industries, nor will plants with coal on hand be permitted to consume it, under the severe penalties prescribed by the food control act – a fine of $5000 or not more than two years’ imprisonment. 

                                John Callen has recovered from an attack of pneumonia.

                                Ross Wallace has resigned as foreman of bricklayers at the new High School building to accept a position at Bellefonte. Pa.

                                Soldier Lambert Granger is home on a furlough.

                                Social, First Baptist Church, Thursday, Jan 17. Tickets 10 cents.

                                Basketball. East Mauch Chunk High School ran away from Nesquehoning at St. Joseph’s Auditorium winning by the score of 43-25. Nesquehoning players: Davis, Curry and Shutack, forwards; Dougherty and Kovack, guards; Simmons, center.

                                George Greco has become the owner of Ted Hines’ famous six dwelling block, best known as “Cozy Row” at the corner of Ratcliffe and Church Streets (High Street). It is a familiar spot because the trolley passes the block on its way to Little Italy. The property is a desirable one. It never lacked a tenant from the day it was first built.

                                Miss Mary Gallagher, of town, was on Monday evening elected a substitute teacher by the Tamaqua School Board.

1-19-1918             Nesquehoning girls basket ball team played their first game at Summit Hill Friday night, and won by a score of 8-4. Miss Donegan made a fine showing, but Miss Becker and Miss Maurer were too excited to make any field goals. Miss Newton was the star of the team, a brilliant one at that she has the grit and courage. Miss Bonner was the all around player for Summit Hill. Nesquehoning players: E. Donegan and Becker, forwards; H. Donegan and Maurer, guards; Newton, center.

1-21-1918             The Primrose Band, Prof. Robert Davis, teacher, are getting new uniforms. These boys have the proper grit when it comes to accomplishing things. Although the treasury will be unable to cover the total cost of the uniforms the members are determined to secure the outfits, even at personal expense, and it is up to our townspeople to give them a little help in this matter.

                                The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company had a force of about 300 men employed yesterday in removing ice and snow from the railroad tracks in order to permit the transportation of cars of coal tied up as a result.

                                Hugo J. Diehl is the latest of Nesquehoning’s soldier boys to reach France. Such is the news contained in two letters received last week by Hugo’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Diehl, of town, and afforded them welcome relaxation from an anxious period of tense waiting for word from their soldier boy, his last letter, of a farewell nature, written before his departure from the United States being received by his people in the early part of last December. Hugo is one of the youngest of our country’s volunteers, being but 18 years old when he enlisted last summer in the Signal Corps and assigned to Co. E. 52 Telegraph Battalion. Deleted of matter of a private nature, his letters below reveal the fact that even though he is near the zone of actual warfare, he has not lost the faculty of observation, nor enjoyment of whatever little recreation obtainable in his restricted environments. His letters follows: Somewhere in France, December 23, 1917. Dear Folks: Just these few lines to let you know that I arrived safe and sound and am also enjoying the best of health. The weather over here sure is kind of cold, just about as cold a s it was in the States. Mother, we sure did have some awful storms on our way over. The sea at times was so wild I thought the ship would surely capsize, the waves being mountain high. But we had a lot of fun, nevertheless, for when our boat would rock we would roll from one side of our bunks to the other. The next morning though the boys got up and emptied out their stomachs, being in the throes of seasickness. I happened to be all right. Everybody had a white color, even myself, but I did not empty out. I have a good bit to tell you when I get back concerning our journey, as news now limited on account of censor, but its all for our good, and also for the good of others. Upon our arrival we also enjoyed ourselves, watching the French boys and women scrambling for the American coin thrown to them from the ship. The women brought apples from a little cart nearby and threw them up to us and our boys had a scramble to get those apples. Hoping I will get the daily papers as I did at Camp Vail, I will close. Good bye and good luck to all. Private Hugo J. Diehl, Co. E. 52 Haleg, Battalion, A.E.F.

                                Somewhere in France December 30, 1917. Dear Father, Mother and Sister: I am writing you these few lines to let you know I am still feeling fine and in the best of health and I hope you are the same. The weather over here is very cold just at present, as I suppose it is back home. Today we had some snow, but not very much. I hope you all enjoyed a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, as I am enjoying myself as I did at home. I am getting quite used to this country, mother, though everything sure is different. All the soldiers have an awful time trying to learn this language. We can make no headway at all. When we want to talk to them us fellows have to make dummy signs in order to get some line on what we are after. But, I tell you, mother, I am going to savvy this lingo language before I go home. Goodbye, etc., Private Hugo J. Diehl, Co. E, 52 Tel. Batt. Signal Corps.

1-22-1918             The fuel administrators five day suspension order of industries has resulted in an exodus of men back to the mines. These men want steady work and can obtain it at the mines, which are working over time with equally as large pay as given by the industries. These men left the coal region to better their conditions in the large industrial centers because of higher wages. Now that conditions have been changed by the increase in wages at the mines and steadier employment they are returning to the mines. All the coal companies report unusually large numbers of applications for employment. The majority of these men stated that they were employed at industrial plants in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania until the suspension affected them.

                                W. P. Everett, of El Paso, Texas, has been appointed a military police officer.

                                James McArdle has been transferred from Camp Dix, N.J., to New York and is about ready to go over there.

                                In these troublesome days, when enormous sums of money are required and asked for by our government to efficiently carry on its part of the great world war, when the supply of food and all materials are limited and when our soldier boys must be well supplied and our allies given substantial assistance, it is plainly evident that, to meet these urgent needs and avoid a national catastrophe, it behooves every man, woman and child in the Untied States to practice a prudent economy of money, goods and provisions. Further than this, every possible financial assistance must be given our government by the purchase of its Liberty Bonds, Thrift Stamps, etc., not forgetting the importance of liberal contribution to the Red Cross, Y.M.C.A., K. of C., etc., if such can possibly be spared. Unless fortunately blessed with an abundance of this world’s goods, care and prudence in the management of one’s resources—(THRIFT)—is the only way that a large part of our population can truly and honestly do their bit by giving the benefit of every possible personal and domestic economy to “Uncle Sam.”

1-23-1918             Season of 1917-1918 the coldest in history. There have been colder winters than this in the history of mankind, but not in the forty five year history of the Philadelphia Weather Bureau, according to George S. Bliss forecaster. From December 1 until the present date, said Mr. Bliss yesterday, the temperatures this year have been lower on the whole than on corresponding dates of previous years. Repeating “cold waves” of long duration, with snow falling almost by the foot instead of by the inch.

                                Basketball. In the High School Auditorium on Saturday evening the local High School boys went over the top of the Tamaqua High School team in one of the fastest and hardest fought games of the season. The local boys are now reviving from a period of hard luck and are coming ahead with a rush. They are now ready to play any first class school team in the county. Nesquehoning 28, Tamaqua 13. Nesquehoning players: H. E. Davis and H. J. Davis, forwards; Dougherty and Kovach, guards; Simmons, center.

                                At Newton Theatre. Variety is the spice of life. Put a little change into your life, if you haven’t done so already, by becoming a picture fan. There is a fine opportunity to start the habit at Newton Theatre where one of the best photo plays of the day is being shown. Wednesday, William Fox presents June Caprice in “Every Girl’s Dream.” Thursday, Marin Sais in American Girl featuring Howie or Stingaree Pal also Madame Bo Peep. Five reel drama, His Widow’s Night-Comedy. Friday, Fighting Trail also big Blue Ribbon Feature. Saturday, Earle Williams in “Transgression.” A love drama of a strong man’s fight for his brother’s honor, also Rough Toughs and Roof Tops, Featuring Charlie Chaplin imitator, Comedy.

                                A Youthful Robber. Moses Guido, of Nesquehoning, aged 17 years, was arrested yesterday by Charles Bell, a Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company police officer on the charge of larceny. He was arraigned before Squire W. R. Watkins and pleaded guilty to entering the employee’s wash shanty of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company breaking a locker, and stealing a ring, trolley book, money and keys from the clothing of Harry Doblog, of Hacklebernie. He refused to implicate other boys suspected of being his accomplices. The ring and trolley book were returned to Mr. Doblog, but not his money or keys, the latter being especially valuable and serviceable to him and which he desired more the money, ring and trolley book. The boy was committed to the county jail in default of bail. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is the prosecutor.  

1-30-1918             The Misses Marie and Margaret Donegan entertained the Hawaiian Belles at their home on Tuesday evening.

                                William Sahrs, a “poler” on a mine motor, was painfully injured while at work on Monday.

                                Miss Ellen Davis, a local teacher, will address the convention of continuation school teachers at Harrisburg February 1. She was engaged by W. C. Loomis, state inspector of continuation schools, her work and efficiency favorably impressing him.

                                John Horan has moved to Coaldale and Robert Hall has taken occupancy of the dwelling vacated by him.

                                Joseph F. Gallagher today received a shipment of four mules from Hellertown, Pa.  For his coal delivery business, the snow is interfering with motor vehicle delivery.

                                The C. B. B. Girls’ basketball sextette of town, last Friday evening journeyed to Hazleton where they played the Girls’ High School team of that city, and by some remarkably skillful dribbling, passing and shooting were returned victors of the fast and interesting contest by a score of 5 to 2. This aggregation of youth, grace and beauty (see the young ladies in action in confirmation of this statement) is enjoying a most auspicious season, having won all games played to date, although in several instances severely handicapped by being forced to play governed by rules with which they were unfamiliar. But, as their very unique title implies, The “Can’t Be Beats” possess the necessary stamina and bona fide spirit of the thoroughbred American lass, and with true Yankee confidence they are imbued with the determination to complete a triumphant and epochal season – with not a single defeat to mar an otherwise perfect record. These captivating feminine athletes are not of a bovdenish nature in any sense of that term, but young ladies of refinement, and when in action they simply tingle from the crests of their bonnie heads to the tips of their wee pink tootsies with the business of playing and winning games, thoroughly convincing their opponents that they are in nowise being entertained at a formal pink tea. Here is the bunch of loveliness: Misses Emma Maurer and Ellen Donegan, forwards; Acenath Newton center; Sallie Bonner, side center; Amelia Becker, and Hannah Donegan, guards. “Whose very frowns are sweeter far than smiles of other maidens are.” The C. B. B.’s will play Summit Hill Girls’ High team in the auditorium next Tuesday evening and are booked away from home with Tamaqua Girls’ High Feb. 8, Mahanoy City Girls’ High Feb. 15, and Mt. Carmel Girls’ High Fed. 22.

                                At Newton Theatre. Don’t mope around home. There is an A No. 1 photoplay now running in your neighborhood. Go and see it at Newton Theatre. You will find it an evening well spent. Wednesday, William Fox presents Lee Kids in Two Little Imps. Thursday, The American Girl, Serial and Wm. Lucas in His Perfect Day, a strong appealing drama in 5 parts and Food Gambler, Comedy. Friday, Fighting Trail and Alice Joyce in Silence Courage. Saturday, Nary Anderson in Divorcee, A story of a girl who gambles with fate and Chumps and Chances, a real riotous laugh in every scene.

2-1-1918               The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company was compelled to suspend operations yesterday because of the intense cold. Water pipes burst and lokies froze up.

                                James M. Doak has secured a position as clerk for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company sale office in town.

                                Fire broke out in the Methodist parsonage on Second Street, Rev., H. P. Boughey, pastor, on Monday morning, due to a defective flue, and the dwelling had a narrow escape. The damage was slight. The hose company’s chemical engine did the work. 

2-2-1918               According to the data gathered by Mr. Ludlow, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, the following are now serving Uncle Sam in various branches of war service: Alex Bales, Claude F. Barthold, Harry J. Becker, Tony Bellas, George Berchock, John Begger, William A. Buck, William A. Bonner, Frank Bortnik, Andrew Bovan, William H. Bryant, James Butler, Mike Chomishak, William E. Davis, Hugo Diehl, Angelo Dino, Dan Drigan, Bennett Dunstan, Walter Eberts, Robley L. Emanuel, Herbert Evans, Frank Ferrare, Nick Fetsurka , Thomas Fritz, Neal V. Gallagher, Roy H. Gover, Loyd Granger, Thomas Harlan, John Harvey, J. Russel Harvey, Robert Highland, Thomas W. Highland, Lawrence Hiles, Wesley Hiles, James B. Hines, George F. Horn, Michael Hudika, Nicholas Hudrick, Harry Jones , Samuel Jones, W. N. Kirby, George J. Kishbaugh, Walter Kishbaugh, Frank A. Kittler, Nick Kudry, Anthony Logan , George Lukack, Bernard McArdle, James McArdle, Thomas J. McCann, Harry McElmoyle, Steve Macena, Harry S. Marsden, Robert Marsden, Leonard Marsden, Ollie Martin, Benjamin Maurer, John Mick, William P. Morrison, Steve Macenka, Mike Magyar, Chauncey B. Miller, Raymond Milford, John Nash, Russell Norwood, Steve Orlovaky, Frank L. Owens, Andrew Panco, John Panco, John Porger, George P. Pondish, Daniel Rahada, John Rajsosh, John Rapos, Mike Reber, Joe Ricetta, Michael Roscoe, John Schiecak, Reese Sherman, Frank Slvko, Lewis Smith, Thomas Smith, Robert Stettler, Steve Tyhala, Joe Usick, George Watson, Metro J. Yanchock and Michael Zulick.

                                The County Commissioners have abolished the office of night watchman at the county jail, which has been satisfactorily filled by John Hartneady, of Nesquehoning. It was established during the administration of Sheriff August Begel. The jail has very few prisoners at present.

                                Valuable Article Of Food. Banana Really Is Not Appreciated Anything Like as Much as it Ought to Be. The banana is one of the most useful of all foods. When the population on the earth becomes overcrowded, we shall have to eat more bananas and less bread. An acre in wheat will yield 900 pounds of food. An acre in bananas will yield 120,000 pounds. The banana resembles in composition the sweet potato. Both contain 1 ½ percent of protein and 20 per cent carbohydrates. The banana contains more starch than fruits of the temperate climate. As it ripens the starch gradually turns to sugar. A banana should never be eaten until the skin is beginning to turn black. Some claim that they should be entirely black. However, it is not necessary to go so far as that. As they turn black the starch turns to sugar. Scrape the white material from beneath the skin before you eat the fruit.

2-4-1918               An athletic writer in a Philadelphia exchange says he was agreeably surprised to run across Jack Wisley, assistant mixoligist at the Eagle Hotel, whom he found looking fit as a fiddle. Jack was a noted sprinter and marathon runner in his day and the training and exercise he received has preserved his health and age, as he is as fresh and youthful looking as the days he raced the cinder paths. Jack is happily wedded, having a fine helpmeet and a splendid family, all of which proves the manly stuff he is made of and which characterized him throughout his entire life.

                                Mrs. Joseph Klingler and daughter Ruth have both recovered from their recent illness.

                                The funeral of John Folk, a former resident of Summit Hill, who died at New Philadelphia last Saturday was held on Wednesday at Summit Hill. Mr. Folk is survived by four sons and four daughters, John of Reading, Fred of Asbury Park, George of Summit Hill,, Ray of Coaldale, Mrs. George Barnes and Mrs. Joseph Barnes of Tamaqua, Mrs. Thomas Snyder of Summit Hill and Mrs. John Steventon of Nesquehoning.

                                Don’t forget to see the C.B.B. girls basket ball team vs. the Summit Hill girls team at the High School auditorium, Nesquehoning, tomorrow night.

                                Thomas J. Jenkins, superintendent of employment agency of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is very ill at his home in Lansford with pneumonia. Trained nurse Alice Watkins, of Nesquehoning is in charge.

                                Mr. and Mrs. George Kishbough have as their guest their daughter, Mrs. Ed Shoap and child, of Harrisburg, who has come home to stay for a period owing to the impossibility to get coal at her home. She states that the conditions in Harrisburg are very bad relative to the fuel stringency.

                                Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, son, Francis and little daughter, of Endicott, N. Y., who were former residents of town, but left last year for the above place have returned and are spending some time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hand. Mr. Jones states that the suffering due to the scarcity of coal is intense in the above place and that it seems a big change to come to a community where houses are so well heated. He states, however, that working conditions at Endicott are very good, it being a daily occurrence to see men and their wives going to work in the various factories. 

2-7-1918               Felix McGorry has almost recovered from the effects of his recent accident.

                                Constable Ben Oxley and his deputies Bill and Owley have killed 57 dogs to date. They are on the job and if you want to save your pet dog get a license.

                                James McConnel, formerly of Nesquehoning where he was born, died yesterday of cancer, aged 62 years. He was employed as a blacksmith by the C.R.R. of N.J. shops at Ashley for the past 35 years. Two sisters survive: Mrs. Fanny Wisely, Nesquehoning and Mrs. Elizabeth Wells, Philadelphia. Deceased is an uncle of C. Curtis Doak, of Mauch Chunk.

2-9-1918               The Nesquehoning High School basketball team has raised the price of admission from 5 cents to 10 cents.

                                Louis Smith, 38th reg., Co. F, Camp Green, Charlotte, N.C., was promoted to the rank of corporal. Two other brothers are in service, one in Camp Logan, Texas, and the other in Camp Lewis, Wash.

                                A party of young people had a jolly sleigh ride on Thursday evening to Beltz’s Hotel, leaving town at 7:30 o’clock and did not arrive at their destination until 11:30. A delicious and appetizing supper was served and the program for the evening was as follows: Wit and Humor, W. Lewis Parks; Recitation, “Welcome,” Hazel Steventon; Piano Solo, Ellen Davis; Vocal Solo, “How Good the Day,” W. Lewis Parks; Oration, “Progress of the War,” W. Scott Smith; Violin Solo, Harry W. Davis; Vocal Solo, “How Dark the Night,” Miriam Heffelfinger; Recitation, “When the Girls go Through the Cornfield,” w. Lewis Parks; Star Spangled Banner. Every feature of the program was splendidly delivered, especially those by Mr. Parks, which captivated his audience and held them spell bound. The program concluded, the happy crowd left for home, arriving at 6 a.m. The party consisted of the following: Misses Ellen and Verna Davis, Carrie Donald, Hazel Steventon, Ellen Griffith, Gladys Frye, Annie Dunstan, of town, And Dora Chappelle and Miriam Heffelfinger, of Lansford and Messrs. Walter E. Fairman, Herbert Norwood, W. Lewis Parks, Albert Kishbaugh, Harry W. Davis, W. Scott Smith, Harry J. Davis, Albert Davis and Roy Smith.

2-11-1918             Mrs. Edward Teeney is reported critically ill.

                                Miss Ann Burns died Saturday of heart disease, aged 75 years. She lived alone and coming to the front door for air or help, was seen to fall by Charles Hartneady, a neighbor, who with his sister Annie, went to her aid and summoned a physician. She was unconscious and expired shortly thereafter. Miss Burns was an ardent reader of the Bible. She read it at least 100 times. She earned a livelihood by selling her hand work. Her funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Two nephews Frank Morrow and Lewis Wells and a niece of Philadelphia, survive.

                                Daniel Driggan, of Camp Meade, Md., is home on a furlough.

                                John Sniscak is seriously ill of pneumonia.

                                Edward Jarvis died Saturday night of pneumonia at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Penberth, aged 64 years. His widow and one daughter, Mrs. Penberth survive, the funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m.

                                The funeral of James McConnell, of Ashley, Pa., was held Saturday arriving at Mauch Chunk via C.R.R. of N.J. at 2:53 p.m. after which the remains were conveyed in a special trolley car to Nesquehoning. Robert and John Wisley, John and James Doak, Robert Measures and Oliver Scott were the pall bearers.

                                Basket Ball Tuesday, Feb. 12 C.B.B. vs. Panther Creek Valley girls basket ball team and Emeralds vs. East Mauch Chunk. Admission 5, 10 and 15 cents.

                                A small company of people left Nesquehoning Thursday, Feb. 7th, for a jolly sleigh ride to Beltz’s leaving at 7:30 p.m. and did not arrive at their destination until 11:30. Those in the party were Misses Ellen and Verna Davies, Hazel Steventon, Gladys Frye, Carrie Donald, Ellen Griffith and Annie Dunstan, of town, Miriam Heffelfinger, and Dora Chapelle, of Lansford Messrs. Walter E. Fairmans, Harry W. Davies, W. Scott Smith, W. Lewis Park, Harry J. Davis, Albert Davis, Roy Smith, Herbert Norwood and Albert Kishbaugh of town. On their arrival at Beltz’s, supper was served and a program followed. Every feature of the program was splendidly delivered and much enjoyed, but Mr. Parks was the entertainer of the evening and held his audience spellbound by the captivating manner in which he displayed himself. The feature of the evening however, was Mr. Park’s ballads entitled “Old Mother Hubbard” and “The Longer I Sleep the More I Snore” given on the way home while the party was lost through taking the wrong road. The end of this joyous ride came when the young couples arrived home at 6 a.m. and all departed in the best of humor.

2-13-1918             James Boyle, of Chicago, Ill., is visiting his sisters Mrs. William Cooper and Mrs. Daniel Barry.

                                James McArdle returned to Camp Heaton today after spending a furlough here.

                                Wm. C. Cooper has written to his father, Samuel Cooper, of Weatherly, formerly of town, advising he has arrived in France and is prepared to take the Kaiser’s helmet.

                                The funeral of Miss Ann Burns was held at 2 p.m. today. Services were conducted by Rev. Boughery, of the M. E. Church, assisted by her nephew, Rev. Frank Morrow, of Philadelphia. John and James Doak, John and William Wisley, Robert Measures and Oliver Scott were the pall bearers. Mrs. Morrow mother of Rev. Frank Morrow, and Mrs. L. A. Wills, of Philadelphia, attended the funeral.

                                Mrs. James Newton is able to be around again.

                                At Newton Theatre. Virgina Pearson’s Gowns. They’re synonyms because she is the best dressed actress on the American stage. Women flock to see her and then, too, they know her production will be one of real dramatic power. See Virginia Pearson at Newton Theatre Tonight in “The Wrath of Love.”

                                Basketball. Were you at the game last night? Pretty good wasn’t it? I should say so. The C.B.B. girls played an excellent game against the P.C.V.B.C. girls. The score being 4-5. Whose favor?? Silence. It seems strange, don’t it after you have followed up a few of their games, then discover the fact that when they lose they lose in the last three minutes of the game. We cannot help express that they are good winners, when they lose. They played a good many games this year, this being a most auspicious season for them and won all except two. Some people argue concerning the meaning of C.B.B.’s. That unique title may imply: “Can’t Be Beat” or “Can Be Beat,” stop arguing, but remember that whatever meaning you may take of it, those captivating femine athletes possess the spirit, which is necessary. If you don’t believe it see their next game. A new player has been added to their team, Miss Anna Ferko. The Emeralds defeated the Parochial School by a score of 37 to 7. The Emeralds are open to engagements. Now’s your chance to get a game off them.

                                A Big Food Saving Drive. Pennsylvania’s Patriotism will be tested in a food conservation campaign drive to be conducted by the United States Food Administration starting next Sunday. The purpose will be to acquaint every person in the State with the true food situation here and abroad and to obtain from everyone in the State a signed pledge to conserve wheat, meat, fats and sugar. Every known means of reaching the people will be utilized during the drive, which will continue until March 3rd. The entire organization of the United States Food Administration will promote the campaign with the cooperation of the Food Supply Department of the State Committee of Public Safety. The Women’s Council of National Defense, The Speaker’s Bureau and the Four Minute Men. These agencies will act as the central organization to conduct the campaign. Churches, schools, Red Cross chapters, branches and auxiliaries, Young Men’s Christian Associations, Boy Scouts, Chambers of Commerce, and Boards of Trade, and in fact, practically every other group of men, women and children in the State will cooperate. The first gun of the campaign will be fired next Sunday when everybody who attends church in Pennsylvania will hear the message of food conservation. At the morning services, at Sunday school and at evening services will the need for saving be presented by speakers. Pastors of churches and superintendents of Sunday schools have entered into the spirit of the campaign with a vim that assures success on the opening day. At the morning services in all the churches the pastors or officiating clergymen will read to the congregations a proclamation which will be issued by Howard Heinz, United States Food Administrator for Pennsylvania. In his proclamation Administrator Heinz will present some facts of conditions abroad that may startle many Americans who have not studied the situation.

2-15-1918             The High School players will give “Uncle Ephraim’s Summer Boarders” in the auditorium tomorrow evening at 8 o’clock. This play is a musical comedy in three acts. Uncle Ephraim becomes financially involved. His daughters decide to take summer boarders. Many awkward and exciting situations occur during the summer. The old homestead is saved. The High School pupils have been working on their parts for a long time and the production will be well worth seeing and hearing.

                                Joseph Snisnack is improved today.

                                Miss Carrie Brown has purchased a Pathephone.

                                Mr. and Mrs. George Kanouse visited their daughter, Mrs. Daniel Lewis at the Hazleton Hospital and found her slowly recovering.

                                “Remember the Maine.” Twenty years ago it was blown up in the harbor of Havana. The new slogan is “Remember the Tuscania.”

                                Daniel Lewis is occupying the property of Samuel Meese vacated by Robert Hill. George Davis will move into the house vacated by Mr. Lewis.

2-19-1918             Greater efficiency and safety in mining anthracite coal. The greater efficiency and safety which has been accomplished with anthracite production appears in figures given in the annual report of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. This company ran its breakers during 1917 totaling 17,633 hours with an average output of 2,042 tons per hour to compare with 14,458 hours in 1916 at an average output of 1,723 tons per hour. The company produced coal at an average consumption of 8.58 per cent, of the total mine output used in mining operations, to compare with 10.24 per cent, of the previous year. In other words, in the output of every 100 tons produced 91.41 per cent was commercial coal. Last year an average of 210,101 tons of coal were produced by the company for each life lost. This compares with 191,108 tons in 1915 and 103,433 tons in 1914. These results have been accomplished through the general improvements of all mining facilities, which have been carried out during the last few years at large capital cost. The expenditures, last year, for additions and improvements amounted to $895.00 and the company this year has arranged to spend $1,500,000 to further increase its output. The increased safety has been brought about, in large measure through the use of electric batteries in firing the mine blasts; portable electric mine lamps; improvements of flame safety lamps; explosion proof motors; storage battery locomotives; improved gas detectors; electric mules for mines; miner’s cap cord for electric mine lamps; lamps for rescue work; permissable flash lamps, and improved breathing apparatus. What has been done by this company, is nearly a sample of what has been done by all the anthracite companies towards increasing the mine output through the better safety conditions for the mine workers.

2-20-1918             Michael, the thirteen year old son of Louis Nardozze, the blind man and supervisor of Mauch Chunk Township, broke an arm while playing in the school yard yesterday and was taken to Coaldale Hospital. He will be greatly missed by his father whom he led around and whose business he attended to.

                                Francis, the 18-month-old son of M. P. Koomar, sustained a fracture of the arm on Sunday.

                                Mrs. John Kanouse visited her daughter Mrs. Daniel Lins at the Hazleton hospital today.

                                At Newton Theatre. If this is your family’s night out there is no better place in the town to take them than to Newton Theatre where Dustin Farnum will give them the treat of their lives and send them home happy. Tonight, Dustin Farnum in Durand Of Bad Lands. Thursday, “American Girl” and “Grafters”, Powerful Drama in 5 parts. Friday, “Fighting Trail” and Clara Kimball Young in “His Wife”.  A patriotic five reel subject in which Edward Earle and Betty Howe are featured. This picture, which has aroused audiences to heights of enthusiasm wherever shown, was written by Cyrs Townsend Brady and made under the direction of Wesley Ruggles, who since has been called into training in the National Army. It was filmed at Centreport, L. I., where under the direction of regular army officers and veterans of the fighting in France, an exact duplicate of the Marne battlefield was built. More than a thousand troops of the regular army, most of which are now in France with the first American Army, were used in this picture. Also a Good Slapstick Comedy.

2-21-1918             Joseph Snisnack was removed to the Hazleton Hospital today. He is recovering from an attack of pneumonia.

                                Michael Smith, a pioneer miner of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company was seriously injured at shaft No. 2 yesterday by a fall of rock sustaining a fracture of an arm, several ribs and lacerations of the face and head. It is feared his skull is fractured. He was removed to the Coaldale Hospital.

                                Uptown has challenged downtown pool shooters to a contest at Wm. Bechtel’s poolroom for the championship of the town. It will start tomorrow evening at 7 o’clock. Eight men will constitute a team and they will simmer down until two men. The losers will bear the expense of a banquet for the winners. It is exciting much interest. Following are the contestants: George Jenkins, James Ronemus, Mike Gileda, Jas. Miller, John Penberth, John Ronemus, Joe Klinger, Jake Hochmiller, Tony Ballus, E. Beltz, David Ronemus, Harry Pauff, J. W. Norwood, Wm. Stevenson, Ben Oxley, James Brennan, Henry Zaengle will be the referee.

2-23-1918             The C.B.B. girls basket ball team were defeated at Mt. Carmel Friday night 16 to 8. Miss Becker was unable to accompany the locals and her absence was felt.

                                Nesquehoning will begin her campaign for the sale of War Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps this week. All the businessmen of town should be represented in the meeting to be held tomorrow night (Tuesday) in Corby’s Hall. Michael Hartneady is chairman for Nesquehoning Division and the people of the town should back him in his endeavors to bring Nesquehoning up to the mark. Nesquehoning has never been a slacker and we know that in the War Saving Campaign she will make as favorable a showing as her sister towns. The slogan in the thriving little coal mining town will be “Live and Let Live” and in what better manner can we follow it than by buying War Saving Stamps and Thrift Stamps.

                                George Dobosh died Saturday of complications, aged 47 years. He was born in Austria-Hungary, but immigrated to this country at an early age. He entered the grocery business at Lansford and about five years ago purchased Mertz’s Hotel at Nesquehoning, which he conducted until the time of his death. His illness had its inception in the accidental swallowing of a quantity of lye, which he mistook for his favorite breakfast dish, soup, destroying the lining of his throat and stomach. A widow and six children survive, also a brother at Lansford. Funeral Tuesday with services in Greek Catholic church at 9 a.m.

                                Michael Smith is reported improved at the Coaldale Hospital.

                                Joe Snisnack, who was operated on at the Hazleton Hospital is reported improving.

                                The primrose Band under the leadership of Robert Davis in their new uniforms for the first time played on the streets Friday night and made a big hit.

                                Wid Evans, 64th infantry, Fort Bliss, Texas, fought his 16th battle recently winning in two rounds. He was to fight Friday again, which will be the last of the season on account of being too warm.

                                John Wisley and Tom Davis, pool shooting champions of the Loyal Order of Moose, will challenge the winners of the local tournament.

                                Mrs. Elwood Reese, of Lansford visited his brother, Thomas Morgan.

                                Mrs. Catharine Beltz died suddenly at 2 a.m. today of heart trouble, aged 77 years. The following children survive: Ellsworth and Francis, of town, Ira of Siegfried and Mrs. Graver, Allentown.

2-28-1918             The funeral of Mrs. Catharine Beltz was held from her home this afternoon with interment in the Protestant cemetery.

                                Tony Sparich who has been ill for some time is able to be about.

                                The elimination pool contest between sixteen shooters was decided last night when the last two winners Tony Bales won over David Ronemus 25 to 23. The contest between John W. Doak, of town and Prof. Harry Diehl, of Mauch Chunk will take place in the near future. The winner will shoot Bales.

                                A birthday party was tendered Miss Vernice McCabe at her home on Tuesday evening. Games, music, etc., made up the evening’s program after which refreshments were served. Those present were Margaret Fairley, Elaine Hughes, Catharine McGorry, Jane Faga, Ellen Morgan, Eileen Cadden, Naomi Henry, Ellen Gillespie, Anna Large, Mary and Jennie McGorry, Mary Koomar, Vera Charles, Martha Charles, Arlene Bechtel, Margaret Mulligan and Margaret McGorry.

3-2-1918               Nesquehoning Miners Are Still Entombed. No Hope For Them. The two Nesquehoning miners entombed yesterday are still closed in. No hope is held for rescuing them alive. Three shifts of miners working constantly to recover their lost comrades. Both are married men and respected citizens. Relays of workmen have been energetically working in the tunnel in desperate efforts to reach the two men who were entombed while at work yesterday, Andrew Malatchak and George Grick. There is practically no hope of their being recovered alive, but this does not deter the rescuers in any way from doing their utmost in trying to reach their comrades, dead or alive. It is said that if they have dropped into old abandoned workings in the vicinity, it will be some length of time before it will be possible to recover their bodies. A pathetic incident of the accident occurred after the first cave in took place. Workmen rushing to the scene heard Malatchak call for help, crying that he was caught and was being badly squeezed. Just then another fall occurred and nothing more was heard. Last night the rescuers came upon some of the ill fated men’s working tools, but up to this hour no sign of the entombed men. Both men are married and have families and the utter grief of these loved ones is pitiful to behold. They were practical miners and men who had earned the respect of every one in Nesquehoning, and were extremely thrifty, each owning their own homes at Nesquehoning. Malatchak a brick structure on West Railroad Street and Grick a fine residence on the extreme East End of town. There are no signs of any rapping or noises that would give the faintest hope of getting them out alive. Foreman John T. Paisley is on the scene of the accident continuously since it happened and is personally directing and supervising the hard task. Mr. Paisley had visited the place ten minutes before the accident and warned the men to be careful and let it settle, but not withstanding his advice he was called back to the scene of rescue alas too late to be an eye witness, but he has not left the scene since the accident happened and has also picked the most skillful miners to carry out his plans and it is hoped that in a day or so the bodies will be reached. Three shifts of 30 men each are engaged in the rescue work. Steve Douritzy, Wm. Buck and Tony Kattner being the miners in charge.

3-4-1918               Dead Miners Recovered. Bodies of entombed men recovered yesterday at 2 a.m. The bodies of Andrew Malinchok and George Garick, who were entombed in a chute at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company tunnel at Nesquehoning Friday at 11 a.m. were recovered yesterday at 2 a.m. Both had been suffocated and were but little injured by the rush of coal. Men worked three shifts daily in relays of 20 each. Foreman John Paisley was constantly upon the scene directing the work of recovering the bodies. District Superintendent Knowles was present Saturday night until the bodies were found. The men were in an upright position when found. One had a pick in his hand, evidently being industriously engaged at his work when engulfed by the mass of rushing, crushing debris. Both were close together, but it required an extra hour’s work to extricate one of them. The bodies were washed by the miners and conveyed home by Undertaker Joseph F. Gallagher, in the solemn stillness of the morning. The bereft widows and fatherless children awaited their coming in tears and agony that can be appreciated only by those visited by such calamity. Their distress and misery was heart rending and melted every eye and heart to weeping and sorrow over the unhappy lot of the unfortunate victims of the terrible mine tragedy. The funeral of the two men will be held tomorrow with services in the Greek Catholic church at 9. a.m.   Every man engaged in the task of recovering the bodies reflected and upheld the will known tradition of the miner to make every sacrifice for the rescue of the entombed or recovery of the bodies. They spared no energy. Their work was heroic. They were willing to work before time and after time to reach the victims. It was an inspiring example of the sacrifice and heroism of the miner, which cannot but excite the admiration of these thrilled by acts of bravery.

3-4-1918               Emtomed Miners’ Bodies Recovered. Rescuers Reach the Remains of the Unfortunate Men buried by a Cave in at Nesquehoning. The bodies of George Gerik and Andrew Malatchak, the two Nesquehoning miners who were entombed Friday forenoon in the Nesquehoning coal mine were recovered between 1 and 2 o’clock Sunday morning. Both were dead. The two men were side by side, Gerik was lying full length on the ground and his head was crushed and face lacerated. Malatchak was lying in a crouched position. His left leg and arm were broken and the right arm was thrown over the neck of Gerik. Much earth, rock and coal was on top of the men, and it was very evident that their death was instantaneous. The accident occurred in Tunnel No. 1 in the No. 3 chute of what is known as the vertical vein. The schute is located nearly or quite a mile from the mouth of the tunnel, and the two unfortunate men were the only ones employed in it when the accident occurred between 9 and 10 o’clock on Friday forenoon. The place in which they were working was an extremely dangerous one, on account of it being filled with old and abandoned workings. A chute in a mine is something similar to a breast. This schute had been driven through rock a considerable distance to touch the vein of coal where the two men were at work. Then came the fall and it carried them down a distance of from 6 to 9 feet to the place in which they were found. A relay of 15 men were in the rescuing party when they were found. Inside Superintendent Knowles, Mine Foreman William Thomas were informed and the removal of the bodies to the wash house at the mouth of the tunnel began at once under the direction of Undertaker Joseph Gallagher assisted by Oliver Scott, Milford McElmoyle, William McElwain, Philip Boner, Maurice Granger and others Gerik and Malatchark are natives of Austria Hungary and were influential members of the Greek Catholic Church of Nesquehoning. Malatchak is a member of two of its societies. Each owned his own home. Gerik was 30 years of age and leaves a widow and 4 children. He resided on the new street on the mountainside of the cemetery at its eastern end. Malatchak was 32 years of age and leaves a widow and 5 children. He resided at the western end of Second St. opposite the company stable. The funerals of George Gerik and Andrew Malatchak will be held at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning from St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church.

                                William Grayson, former manual training teacher in the high school here, now teaching in the Bethlehem high school, has bought a home at that place and with his wife nee Dorothy Watson, has gone to house keeping.

                                The members of the First Baptist choir are rehearsing for a grand musical in the church on the evening of March 16.

3-7-1918               Coroner Ira E. Freyman and Mine Inspector Isaac M. Davies conducted and inquest Monday afternoon inquiring into the death of George Gerish and Andrew Malatchak, the two miners who lost their lives Friday by being entombed in No. 1 tunnel. The inquest was held at 2 o’clock at the Bechtel hotel. Messrs. Edward Mulligan, Jacob Hohmiller, Robert Richards, Albert H. Washburne, John Steventon and John Marzen were the jurors. Following the testimony of John T. Paisley, William C. Thomas, Elias Flickinger, John Gorcha and Nick Dajak, the jury returned a verdict that the two men came to their death by being suffocated by a fall of rock and coal while at work.

                                Commonwealth vs. George Missig and John Bubeck is the title of an assault and battery case heard before Squire W. R. Watkins in his office on Tuesday evening. Peter Oubon is the prosecutor. Missig was held in bail for trial at court. The charge against Bubeck was dismissed. Oubon has a warrant out against John Curik, a third assailant. His case will be heard later.

                                George Griffith, a lieutenant in the navy, was home on Saturday and Sunday on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Griffith, and returned to his vessel on Monday morning.

                                William, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Logan, of Little Italy, died Saturday aged 3 months. The funeral was held Monday forenoon with interment in the Sacred Heart cemetery.

                                Mrs. Thomas Edwards, nee Florence Watkins, of New Castle, Pa., is in town on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Watkins.

                                John Halupa, a Nesquehoning miner who has been a resident of the town for a number of years, has bought the stock and fixtures of the William Bechtel hotel and will take possession as soon as the license is transferred. Mr. Bechtel has retired and will locate in Allentown.

3-12-1918             Mr. Frank Barthold one of the best carpenters of the anthracite region has accepted a position as foreman of the carpenters at Nesquehoning breaker.

                                Mr. Lewis Parkes leader and “great Basso” of the High School glee club says that they will soon be ready to treat the public to some excellent singing.

                                Mrs. Edward Slusser, of Freeland, who has been visiting in town, is seriously ill at the home of her mother, Mrs. Harry Argust.

                                Postmaster James McArdle is meeting with wonderful success in the sale of Thrift Stamps. On Friday and Saturday his sales were $5,664.24. The amount previously sold was $3,836, making a total of almost $10,000.

                                Mary, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Senoff, of the “Black Hills,” died on Saturday of meningitis, aged 2 ½ years. Interment was made on Monday in the Orthodox Greek Catholic Cemetery, Summit Hill.

                                An infant child of Wash Daniels, the former blacksmith for the Loomis Construction Company, died on Sunday and the funeral was held yesterday with interment at St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Cemetery, at the Diamond.

3-18-1918             George Wilhelm and Chauncey Miller of Camp Meade, Md., spent furloughs in town.

                                Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Curry, twin daughters, but unfortunately one of them died.

                                Mrs. Joseph Bechtel, of Coaldale, formerly of town, slipped on an icy walk at Tamaqua on Saturday, sustaining a fracture of a leg.

                                In the clay pigeon shooting match on Saturday for the championship of the town, H. Pauff and Elsworth Beltz representing one team and Albert Washburn and Wm. Steventon the other, the former won as follows: Pauff, 22 out of 25; Beltz, 19; Washburn, 13; Steventon, 12. Pauff has qualified as a sharp shooter and Uncle Sam has his eye on him for a trench sniper. 

                                The coal industry-vital to winning the war-will pass under rigid government control April 1. In a reclamation Saturday night President Wilson ordered the licensing of all producers, jobbers and dealers in coal. At the same time the fuel administration issued drastic regulations slashing to a fixed limit the profits of middlemen, jobbers, selling and purchasing agents. Selling agents for anthracite, performing no service whatever, were cut off without any profit at all, those rescreening the coal were allowed 5 cents a ton for this service. This rule, it was explained, will automatically eliminate this class of middlemen.

3-20-1918             A consignment of gravel and oil for the resurfacing of the Mauch Chunk-Nesquehoning highway has arrived at the station.

                                Workmen are engaged in the building of a village across the creek. The settlement was originally known as Flickersville, but is to be known in the future as Columbus on account of the fact that it is to be occupied by former residents of Little Italy, which is to be abandoned on account of stripping work.

                                Hundreds of men are being imported by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company for work in the mines of this valley. They come from all sections of the country and find it difficult to secure lodging places. The company hopes to be able to maintain if not increase its production this summer on account of the increased demand for coal.

                                Dr. McDonald has recovered and is again doing business. He suffered from an infected tongue and lips caused by an infected tooth.

                                At Newton Theatre Tonight. “Solve The Mystery” Here is a photo drama which will keep you on the jump from start to finish and which will keep you guessing as to who is the slayer of the unfaithful husband until the final scene

3-22-1918             Summit Hill defeated Nesquehoning basket ball team here last night 26 to 24. It was an exciting game. In the second half Nesquehoning forged ahead but Frantz made a field goal for Summit Hill and clinched the game.

                                Nesquehoning High School team plays Palmerton tonight at the latter place and tomorrow night play at Bangor.

                                Leo Morgan has vacated the Bradwell property on High Street and moved to Lemon Street. His brother, John, is moving from the Becker residence on Catawissa Street to the Bradwell house. William Donald will occupy the Becker house and his house in turn will be occupied by Wm. Marsden, the jeweler.

                                David Jones, formerly of Mauch Chunk, moved into Mrs. Annie Newton’s house last week.

                                Ellsworth Beltz, who was recently bereft of his mother, Mrs. Catharine Beltz, has his brother, Francis and wife, to take possession of the home.

                                Quite a number of town’s people are having needed improvements made to their residences.

                                Miss Ruth Klingler, the bright little daughter of Joseph Kingler and wife, was two years old last week and had a little party in honor of the event.

                                A foreigner, who lives in one of the houses near the silk mill, while intoxicated, fell near the J. C. Bright store. It was feared that he was injured, but he was taken to his home in an express wagon, as he was unable to walk. He had fifty dollars on his person.

                                Mrs. John Bond is reported improving nicely at the Hazleton Hospital and will be discharged in a short time.

                                Miss Viola Steventon, who has been ill has resumed her position at Woolworth’s store.

                                A good sized audience heard the Baptist Church choir concert at that church last Saturday evening. Prof. J. J. Bevan, of Mauch Chunk, was chairman and accomplished his task creditably. He gave a very interesting and instructive talk on our national songs, and closed his speech with an eloquent patriotic plea. The concert was a grand success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

                                Nesquehoning rejoices in the return of the Rev. H. P. Boughey to Mead’s Memorial M. E. church. He is a fearless, patriotic and earnest preacher and this fact is evidenced by the weekly announcements on the bulletin board on the front of the church. When it’s a war sermon the public knows it and the Rev. Boughey is of the type that does not fear to flay the Kaiser and his haughty government. A welcome home, Rev. Boughey, and more power to you, is the present wish of every American citizen in Nesquehoning.

                                The condition of Jenkin Davis, who was operated on at the Hazleton Hospital is reported serious.

                                Two picked teams representing the East and West Ends of town will compete in a clay pigeon shooting match at the baseball field tomorrow at 2 p.m. for the championship of the town. Each will shoot at 25 birds. Following are the teams: East End-Wm. Steventon, Harry Pauff, Elsworth Beltz, James McElmoyle, James Miller. West End-Oliver Jenkins, W. R. Jenkins, R. W. Jenkins, George Callen and Bert Washburn. Trappers-Milford McElmoyle and Thomas Callen.

3-28-1918             Mrs. Richard Milford Jr., was stricken with appendicitis yesterday and was taken to the Hazleton Hospital to undergo an operation. Her Husband was a volunteer for army service and went to a training camp about ten days ago.

                                George B. Watson underwent an operation for the removal of a goiter at the Hazleton Hospital Tuesday.

                                Jenkin Davis is reported as being out of any immediate danger, following an operation at the Hazleton Hospital.

                                Don’t forget H. I. Fisher’s Curb Market tomorrow. Fresh Eggs, fresh bread, fresh fish and other good things to eat at reasonable prices.

                                Harry Floyd is down with an attack of grippe.

                                The Holy Thursday procession at the Church of the Sacred Heart this morning was a beautiful and impressive spectacle. A large number of children participated and was witnessed by a congregation that taxed the capacity of the church.

                                At Little Italy, that quaint little village about a mile above town, there is on display a capital oil-painting of beautiful theme and quality entitled “The Grand Canal, Venice,” from the brush of that gifted artist, Frank Romano. It is curious, when one thinks of it, that a note of music, once strong, dies away to echoes and is gone; all of its beauty and emotional value fades with the echoes, and one has only the remembrance of it to recall its perfection. But a painting, once a painter lays down his brush, remains for our eyes, and this Venetian scene by Mr. Romano is a work of art to be remembered. It leaves a vivid impression that lingers, and one feels that its brilliant and extraordinary workmanship would not be apt to pall upon the senses, even under constant observance. It is an exquisite picture, showing a portion of the famous Italian city (built on seventy two islands) overlooking the Canalazzo, or Grand Canal, and is full of a skilful blending of lights and shadows, the picturesque gondolas propelled by equally quaint gondoliers, carrying the mind back to earlier Venetian times and scenes. Mr. Romano is at his excellent best in this superb canvas, depicting this true to life scene in a manner that leaves no doubt of his rare capability as an artist and serves to make an impression of the mind not easily erased. The canvas, as a whole, is typical of the ability of the artist and his treatment of this particular theme permits of no adverse criticism from anyone outside the pale of the cost critical connoisseur. In the immediate foreground is admirably shown the main thoroughfare, or Grand Canal flanked on either side by residences of Italian dignitaries, and one sees the famous waterway stretching off to a point lost to the view because of its channel being in the form of a letter S.  A painting that is not too literal, it possesses a certain indescribable charm that waves its magic spell about the beholder and imbues all with the conviction that probably no painter of any time has rendered with more delicacy and precision the beautiful qualities of truth and elegance embodied in the artistic conception of this famous city. The lines of the painting are carefully planned, its color scheme being in strict and harmonious attune with the subject portrayed. It is well constructed, as is usual with Mr. Romano’s work, and he has throughout, successfully kept the suggestion of brilliant color without its becoming raucous in tone, and the chief impression one carries away is, that surely this must be his masterpiece, everything in the scene being depicted with definiteness and certainty. The whole picture is impregnated with beautiful color and is undeniably a strong one, and the artist has devoted himself to the modeling of its interesting features so capably that it seems superfluous to remark that its construction is altogether convincing and flawless. Mr. Romano, possessing the true artistic temperament, is very modest in discussing his work of art, but he has demonstrated his philanthropic spirit in graciously presenting the painting to the Little Italy Citizens’ Club Band, of which musical organization the artist himself is a highly respected and active member.

4-1-1918               The Hose Co. Band paraded town today and played triumphant selections in honor of 8 hour day.

                                The uptown shooting club defeated downtown, 61 to 49, in an interesting match this morning. The winners are now qualified to meet the big team. 

                                George Callen has purchased a Cadillac car, which he will hire to the public.

4-4-1918               Rev H. W. Ewig, who six weeks ago was sent to Camp Gordon, Ga., as a religious director of the Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church was transferred from the above place to Y.M.C.A. Hut No. 7 at Newport News, Va. Rev. Ewig who is a son in law of Rev. J. W. McMenamin, of town, is in his new capacity a secretary for Rev. Biederiwolf, who successfully carried on huge revivals throughout this state. Rev. Biederwolf is at present conducting a large revival at Newport News. During Rev. Ewig’s service with the army his wife and daughter Violet are making their home with Rev. and Mrs. McMenamin at the Baptist parsonage.

                                Mrs. Harry Argust is receiving treatment at the U. of P. Hospital Philadelphia.

                                David Brown entertained yesterday in honor of his 12th birthday anniversary. Refreshments were served and a pleasant time resulted. The birthday cake was decorated with 12 tiny morican flags, the gift of guests. The following were present: Eleanor Brennan, Martha and Vera Charles, Myrtle Richards, Catherine Thomas, John Kanouse, Robert Richards, Kenneth Bechtel and Charles Gover.

                                John C. Miller died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Charles this morning of general debility, aged 72 years. He was a coal and timber hauling contractor for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company until he retired about ten years ago. He has been blind for several years. Besides his daughter, Mrs. James Charles, the following brothers and sisters survive: Joseph Miller, Nesquehoning; Richard of Hometown; Mrs. John Derrick , Weatherly; Mrs. James Gillespie, New York; Mrs. Bolzer of Middleport. Funeral Monday at 1 p.m. to be followed by interment at Tamaqua.

                                Mrs. May McMahon and Rose Lawlor received a message from Philadelphia today announcing the death of their nephew, Edward Lawler. He is the son of Thomas Lawlor, formerly of Nesquehoning now superintendent of the post office sub station, Land Title Building, Philadelphia. Funeral Monday morning.

                                Fresh Fish, Celery, Lettuce and Spinach at H. I. Fisher’s Curb Market, Nesquehoning, tomorrow (Friday).

                                Mrs. Charles Gover is in receipt of photos of her son Roy, who is in France. He looks very well and happy and is considerably stouter.

                                On Thursday evening the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the K. of P. lodge in town, gave a banquet at the Hose House at which their husbands, brothers and fathers were the guests. Lansford orchestra furnished the music and all present had a very enjoyable time.

                                Martin Melker, who left for Camp Meade Tuesday spent a few days prior to his departure visiting relatives and friends at New York, Philadelphia and Allentown.

                                On Monday evening the Queen Esther Circle of the Methodist Church gave a most enjoyable April Fool Social at the High School Auditorium. About 150 guests were present who were delighted with the ingenious methods of fun and foolishness. The refreshments would have fooled even Hooven himself, although they were delicious and timely. The circle intends to run a drama in the near future. Following was the program: Recitation-Mrs. James Brennan, Selection by Women’s Glee Club, consisting of Miss Viola Steventon, Miss Lizzie Miller, Mrs. Carrie Brown, Mrs. Bessie Ronemus which caused uproarious mirth. Reading, “Dutch Lullaby.” Mrs. Bessie Ronemus; Solo, Miss Sarah Zaengle; Reading a list of the names of soldier boys of town to whom the Circle donated sewing kits. Duet by Mrs. Grainger and Miss Zaengle. Selection of the organ-o-phone, “Paddy Duffy’s Cart.” Grand March led by Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Philips.

4-6-1918               Morgan Jenkins was 83 years young yesterday and in observance of his natal day his children gave a dinner in his honor last evening, in visiting a number of relatives. It was a pleasant surprise to him. The menu consisted of a planked shad roast with Welsh rabbit as the popular side dish. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ronemus and children Priscilla and Carl Ronemus. Lottie, Lizzie and Sallie Jenkins, Moses Jenkins, of Nesquehoning; Mr. and Mrs. James Moser, Miss Anna Boyle, Lansford; Miss Minnie Bauchspies, East Mauch Chunk; Harold Conner, Wilkes Barre, and his old friend Thomas Parry, of Harrisburg. Miss Priscilla Ronemus and brother Carl rendered a number of piano and violin duets in a artistic manner. John S. Ronemus favored with the rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner.” A la Caruso, surprising his auditors by coming back to his palmy days. In fact the occasion inspired rejuvenation, and as an example of it, Mr. Jenkins, the honored host, got on his feet and tripped off a Welsh bag pipe in as neat a fashion as a native expert. It was a happy gathering made so by this grand reverence and testimonial to veneration. Mr. Jenkins is an exceptionally and remarkably well preserved man. He is alert and active as a man half his age. In fact there is some jealousy because of his youthful appearance and sprightly actions. Tom McCaffrey, Billy Bechtel, Tom Curry and Bob Measures are a few who keenly feel the compation of physical activity personified by Mr. Jenkins. Squire Watkins, who prides himself on his elixer of life looks and is a living exponent of the fact, was mistaken for Mr. Jenkins’ father once when both were seen walking together, John S. Ronemus swears. At any rate it is gratifying to see such honor paid advanced aged. It sets an example that will merits emulation by those similarly situated or affected. There is no higher respect than that. It is divine inspiration and finds divine favor. Long may Mr. Jenkins continue to enjoy the blessings of his golden years.

                                Robert Caffrey will move to Curry’s chicken farm, formerly the old Powder plant site. He will engage in hog and chicken raising.

                                Joseph Sniscak accompanied by his father, left yesterday to enter a Philadelphia hospital.

                                Mrs. Mary McMahon, Miss Rose Lawler, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Coll have left for Philadelphia to attend the funeral of Edward Lawler.

                                William Stevens, whose side of the head was crushed in when a big rock fell from a chute at No. 10 colliery at 3:45 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, fracturing his skull, died at the Coaldale Hospital Thursday night at 11:30 o’clock. The remains were removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller, where he boarded on Van Gelder Street, Tamaqua. Stevens was 53 years of age and was born in Nesquehoning. When very young he went to Tamaqua with his parents and resided there since. His mother died about a year ago. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

4-11-1918             Carl McElvar, of town, has enlisted in the U. S. Navy at the Allentown recruiting office and leaves tomorrow for League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia.

                                For Sale-A single house on Mill Street, all conveniences. Apply William Bechtel.

                                Injured Overthere. James J. Butler, of Nesquehoning, is among the slightly wounded in battle reported by General Pershing in France.

                                Sealed proposals will be received at the home of Harry J. Steventon, Secretary of the School District, Nesquehoning, Pa., at 4 p.m. April 29, 1918 and said proposals will be publicly opened and read in the High School Building, Nesquehoning, Pa., at 7 p.m. on the same day, for installing a storm sewer for the new High School Building, Nesquehoning, Pa. Bidders are to offer proposals for the complete equipment as called for on plans which may be examined at the home of Harry J. Steventon, Secretary of the said School District at Nesquehoning, Pa. Bidders are required to furnish a certified check for $200 with their proposals. Successful bidder will be required to have a bond in the sum of 50 per cent of the amount of the contract. The board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive informalities and to award contract at its discretion.

                                Sealed proposals will be received at the home of Harry J. Steventon, Secretary of the School District, Nesquehoning, Pa., at 4 p.m. April 29, 1918 and said proposals will be publicly opened and read in the High School Building, Nesquehoning, Pa., at 7 p.m. on the same day, for furnishing and installing lighting fixtures for the new Nesquehoning High School Building. Bidders are to offer proposals for the complete equipment as called for on plans, which may be examined at the office of John T. Simpson, Architect, 620 Essex Building Newark, N.J. and at the home of Harry J. Steventon, Secretary, Nesquehoning, Pa. Quarter scale drawings together with a general specification clearly stating gauge of metal size of tubing, chain, etc., also trade names of glassware is to accompany the proposal. The board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive informalities and to award contract at its discretion.

4-12-1918             Patriotic people buy Liberty Bonds. The most encouraging and main feature of the entire county campaign was this morning’s news from Nesquehoning that her figures of yesterday were boosted from $43,000 to $65,000, surpassing their quota by $35,300. Wilkes-Barre, headquarters for this district of the Third Federal Reserve, felt so elated over the spontaneous and immediate response of this small community-the first in the five counties of this district to go “over the top” that a telegram was sent from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia, giving special mention to Nesquehoning at Washington and Philadelphia.

4-12-1918             For Sale-A single house on Mill Street, all conveniences. Apply William Bechtel.

                                Miss Grace Krug, of Wilkes Barre is visiting her sister, Mrs. T. McCaffrey.

                                Theodore McElmoyle, is reported seriously ill with an attack of pneumonia.

                                Nesquehoning has received word that their Liberty Loan honor flag has been shipped. The flag will float from the flagpole of the First National Bank. The town was the first in the county to subscribe its quota. They tripled the amount.

                                Jack Williams received a letter from his brother, Sergt. Robert J. Williams, formerly of town, who is serving with the British army in France. He enlisted before the U. S. went to war and has been in two battles on the western front. He reports that he is in good health and spirits. He also states that he read in a Paris newspaper that Nesquehoning had sent so many volunteers to the front. He congratulates the old town on its patriotism.

                                A letter was also received by Mrs. Thomas Richards from her son Thomas in France. Among other things he states that he has just came back from the first line trenches without injury.

4-13-1918     List of business in town. J. C. Bright and Co., merchant; W. R. Branch, merchant; James T. Bradbury, stoves; Burke’s Drug Store, drugs; John Halupa, hotel; Angelo Bochrechio, cigars; Joseph Cohen, clothing; A. F. Corby, merchant; Edward Campbell, drugs; John Coll, candies; Michael Cepko, meats; Patze Chermelli, cigars; George A. Dobosh, hotel; B. M. Davis, candy; J. I. Fisher, groceries; Fritz Ferko, hotel; Mrs.. Rae Faga, millinery; Alfred Fimmecel, cigars; John Fabian, hotel; Thomas Griffith, merchant; George G. Greico, merchant; George C. Greico, groceries; Angelo Greico, cigars; J. H. Griffith Est., meats, Peter Guzley, groceries; John Hughes, merchant; Fred Jenkins, milk; Mrs. Joseph Jubak, merchant; Michael Kochaba, merchant; John F. Kunzweiler, stoves; Joseph A. Klinger, baker; A. E. Mayer, groceries; Charles Marsden, candy; William Marsden, jeweler; Joseph Mancuss, cigars; Tony Marinda, cigars; James McGorry, cigars; Martin McFadden, groceries; Thomas McCaffrey, hotel; Sulvata Lamaklhia, groceries; Lehigh Coal and Nav. Co., supplies; Martin Lagany, hotel; J. W. Norwood, cigars; Robert Nothstein, notions; Leonard Newton, cigars; Max Pollock, jeweler; Michael Rendish, meats; John Steventon, cigars; John Skakandy, hotel; Samuel Simmons, meats; John Sedar, hotel B. W. Stevens, candy; Edward Teaney, supplies; Peter Verdon, merchant; Silas A. Henry, clothing; John Whacko, cigars; Gabriel Wassas, groceries; James Watkins, candies; Michael York, meats; Joseph York, cigars; Daniel Berlitz, merchant. Hauto: J. C. Bright Co., merchant; Metro Dozdak, groceries; Andrew Stianchi, groceries and William Tippet, cigars.

4-15-1918             Thomas Fritz, of Camp Meade, is home on a furlough.

                                William Bechtel is ill of grippe at the home of his father, but his family moved to their new residence at Allentown today. He hopes to join them in a few days.

                                William Solomon, of Lansford and Miss Lottie Jenkins, of town were married at the home of Alvin Miller, Baltimore, Md., Thursday, April 11, at 8 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Transfiguration by the rector, Rev. Parkman, On their return they will resided with the bridegroom’s mother at East Mauch Chunk. The bride was employed as a saleslady at J. C. Bright and Co.’s store, Lansford. Mr. Solomon is employed by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.

                                The funeral of the late Theodore McElmoyle will be held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McElmoyle on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

                                The Nesquehoning Male Quartette reorganized by electing Joseph D. Ronemus, manager and James T. Bradbury accompanist. Anyone wishing to engage this efficient quartette will please communicate with Joseph D. Ronemus. The quartette consists of the following: John Kanouse, first tenor; Wm. H. Donald, second tenor; Benjamin B. Arthur, baritone; R. Roy Ronemus, bass.

                                Nesquehoning Subscribes $95,000. Nesquehoning has more than gone over the top in its subscriptions of the Liberty Bonds. It was conservatively estimated today by the solicitors that the total is $95,000. The good work will be continued until the drive smashes the $100,000 point. Nesquehoning patriots are certainly slamming the Kaiser hard by its generous investments in Liberty Bonds. All success to them 

4-17-1918             Mr. and Mrs. Frank Romani, of Little Italy are at New York attending the funeral of Mrs. Filomena De. Marchi, a sister to Mr. Romani, who died on Monday. The deceased is the widow of the man who fell from a central excursion train at Catasauqua last summer and was killed. She was awarded $19,000 damages for her loss.

                                An armadillo, a very strange appearing reptile of the South, bought by Tom Richards at Houston, Texas, just prior to his departure for France, to be sent to his mother, Mrs. Thomas H. Richards, of town, was received Saturday.

                                The family of William Bechtel, who recently retired from the hotel business here, departed for Allentown on Sunday. Mr. Bechtel followed yesterday. They will reside in that city.

                                Thomas A. Curry, who has very successfully managed the Bright store in town for several years, has resigned and is succeeded by James DeLong, went on duty yesterday.

                                John G. Mealey’s new Dodge limousine car arrived Saturday. It is the finest car that has yet come to Nesquehoning and is attracting great attention.

                                At the close of business hours at the Nesquehoning Bank last evening, it was stated that the total number of subscribers for Liberty Bonds in Nesquehoning is now 1200 and that they have subscribed for $86,000 worth of the bonds.  The members of St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church, Rev. Nicholas Burik rector, are said to be the best buyers of the bonds in town, having taken a third of the total amount subscribed.

                                Patrick Sheridan, his sons and daughter, Frank, Patrick and Mrs. Thomas Dolon, attended the funeral of a relative at Beaver Meadow on Tuesday.

                                Horace De. Y. Lentz, of Mauch Chunk, the county chairman of the War Stamp campaign, made an address in the East End school building on Monday. On Tuesday the Nesquehoning post office had big sales and broke the record. The sales at this office now aggregate $24,900.

                                John Coll, Thomas Evans and Mike Hotsko the three Nesquehoning miners who were so terribly burned by an explosion of gas in No. 2 shaft on April 5, are getting along fairly well. Evans and Hotsko are somewhat better, but Coll, who was burned very severely, is not much improved.

                                Miss Kathryn Watkins entertained the Iris Club last evening, at her home on Main Street.

                                Mallory Smuthers, a life long resident of town, has secured a position at Hazleton and will shortly move to that city. He will be greatly missed here.

                                Harry McElmoyle, a soldier at El Paso, Texas, made a quick trip home to attend the funeral of his brother, Theodore, arriving early on Tuesday morning. He has a 15 days furlough.

                                The administrator’s sale of the household goods of the Late Annie Burns, at the Burns homestead on Second Street, yesterday, had a great crowd of buyers attending. Rev. Francis J. S. Morrow is administrator and J. H. Rothermel, of Mauch Chunk was auctioneer.

                                The funeral of the late Theodore McElmoyle was held from the home of his father, Hugh McElmoyle, on Mill Street, yesterday afternoon, with services by Rev. J. W. McMenanim, of the First Baptist Church. The attendance was very large. John D. Williams, William Pauff, George Jenkins, Edward Miller, Philip Floyd, and Joseph Ronemus were the pall bearers. The Primrose Band, the P.O.S. of A., the Boy Scouts and hundreds of neighbors and friends, including many school children were in the cortege. Interment was made in the Nesquehoning Cemetery.

4-22-1918             George, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas Gover, was taken to Hazleton Hospital, of Friday by his father and was operated on Saturday for appendicitis. Mrs. Gover also has a sister, Mrs. George Reimold, who is at the above institution. Mrs. Gover left Saturday for a visit to Hazleton.

                                Norman Eade has occupied one of the Branch dwellings.

                                A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Snyder at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steventon, Mrs. Snyder’s parents.

                                Mrs. Alice Campbell and cousin Miss May Dermott, of Summit Hill, visited the former’s father, Michael Smith, at Coaldale Hospital Friday and found him improving nicely.

                                In honor of the return of Rev Boughey to the Methodist Church of town by Philadelphia Conference, the congregation and many friends of other denominations gave Rev Boughey and family a hearty reception. It was held in the basement of the Methodist church. A fine program was arranged and every number was a success. Rev. Boughey in a neat speech, stated he was pleased to be in our midst again and was thankful for the well wishes of the community.

                                The ladies Aid of the Baptist Church held an apron social on Tuesday evening. A patriotic program, consisting of songs, recitations and instrumental music, was very well carried out. Children for the most part were the entertainers and they were warmly applauded. Light refreshments were served and a very nice sum was realized. The Ladies Aid Society wish, hereby to thank all those who took part in and also those who patronized the worthy affair.

                                Harry Pazelka was taken to the Palmerton Hospital yesterday being ill of pneumonia.

                                Two Slavish miners were burned by mine gas at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company shaft and were taken to the Coaldale Hospital today.

                                Nesquehoning is planning a big celebration in connection with the Honor Flag Raising. All the patriotic societies, the Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls, the well drilled boys and girls of the public schools, the Red Cross Nurses and the town’s cracker jack bands will participate in a huge parade, an account of which will appear later. “Hell’s Kitchen” is going to make the pot boil for old Kaiser, sure enough.

                                Mrs. David Ebberts and son Teddy have been both very ill. The family has been quite unfortunate, Mr. Ebberts having been laid up with a fractured arm for a few months.

                                William Davies is having his residence re roofed with slate to replace the shingle roof.

                                The innovation of female employment at the mines was introduced at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company colliery at Nesquehoning today. Among the number are some graduates of the Nesquehoning High School. They are engaged in various capacities, but in occupations they are capable of filling. Some are switch tenders, timekeepers, weigh scale tenders. Etc. Uniforms have been furnished by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. . They wear bloomer uniforms, middy blouses and caps to cover their hair. They were a little timid in accepting employment, but as they become accustomed to it and the work becomes more fascinating, the force will undoubtedly increase until the most of the positions can be filled by them.

                                Steve Brestek, of Nesquehoning, died yesterday at the Coaldale Hospital of pneumonia. The body was brought home by Undertaker J. F. Gallagher.

                                Mrs. Edward Teaney, of Nesquehoning, died last night at 8 o’clock of pulmonary trouble, aged 41 years. She was an estimable lady and her death occasions general sorrow. Besides her husband the following children survive: Harry, Robert and Sarah, also a brother William Lennon and three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Mease, Mrs. Morris Granger, Nesquehoning and Mrs. John Cudlip, Orange N.J. Funeral Wednesday at 1 p.m. followed by services in the M. E. church, Nesquehoning, Rev. Boughey officiating.

4-26-1918             All members of Washington Camp No. %24 P.O.S. of A. of Nesquehoning are requested to meet at the lodge room Saturday, April 27th at 5:30 p.m. to participate in the parade in honor of going over the top on Liberty Bond Sales.

                                One of Our Soldier Poets. This war is surely developing an unusual number of poets in khaki, and their very good Byronic Sentiment shows that they possess the true “Spirit of ‘76” when they unconcernedly sit down at their respective camps and compose gems of thought. Among these can be numbered Private Joseph Hines, a Nesquehoning soldier stationed at Camp Meade, some of whose effusions have heretofore appeared in the Daily Times. Some time ago Joe’s hunting pal, Edward Kennedy, of Nesquehoning, received a letter from his chum which he considers a most interesting missive and prizes it highly. It is characteristic of the genial Joe, who tells of his training routine for that big, big game of “Hunting the Hun.”The soldier laddie encloses in his letter a poem composed by himself, descriptive of the great times he enjoyed with Mr. Kennedy in many hunting trips around this vicinity for its various native game. Here is the poem: (To Chum Ed) Just a few lines to you, old pal dear, To let you know that I am well; I’m doing some stiff daily training here. To help give the old Kaiser H—l! And then there is Hindie, a blasted big windy, Who comes from the same German race; I expect some fine day to help put him away, With Bill to the same heated place. Remembrance oft visits me here at the camp, That clings like a leech in its prime, And naught can occur here my spirits to damp, When I ponder each fine old time, For years we have hunted together, And traveled both ridge and glen, Ah, yes, we have faced Stormy weather, Lord knows when we’ll meet again. Tell all the wild beasts not to foar me, For you know I’ve gone into this war; My good old hounds never will hear me, When I whistle at the old camp door, But I think they are waiting, full knowing, Their master will surely come back, When the war is won, with a good showing, And show of their fondness, no lack. The fox can make his daily sly rounds, Yes, The hare and the groundhog too; But the bugle notes echoing sounds, Has called me to help out the true, The snakes that hide in the rocky bed, The fish that are in the brook, I don’t know if they fear you, Ed., But they knew every step I took. But the skunks, my dear Ed, that we killed, Will not be no strangers to me, Because right here I am sure being skilled, To shoot them when over the sea. When next you go up on Broad Mount, Oldtime footsteps you can follow, And there beside that cooling fount, Halfway up the Second Hollow. There on the rocks beside the spring, Under the shade of the big spruce tree, Where the breezes make the birches swing, Sit down and take a couple of drinks on me. Ed, if I’m not shot, I’ll be back on the spot, Thro woodland, ridge and glen; I’ll walk, Ed, beside you, and sure safely guide you, When the world’s at peace again. Joe Hines Camp Meade, Md.

                                Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bell, a daughter. To Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, a daughter.

                                Mrs. Francis Beltz has returned from the University Hospital, following a successful operation.

                                Joseph Sniscak is home from the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, following a successful operation.

                                George Mader, aged 17 years, who was squeezed between cars yesterday, died at the Coaldale Hospital last evening. Funeral Sunday at 1 p.m. from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mader. Services in the Greek Catholic Church.

                                At a meeting of Mine Workers last evening it was decided to work today as a patriotic move.

                                The question of employing female help at the mines has been referred to the mine inspector for action based on a decision by the attorney general to the contrary.

                                Thousand are coming here tomorrow evening to witness the parade in honor of going over the top with liberty bond subscriptions. A number of elaborate floats will be in line. Lansford And Summit Hill fire companies and bands will take part.

                                Nesquehoning hose company and band and special trolley cars will leave for Lansford this evening to take part in the big liberty day parade at that place.

                                Attend the Joan of Arc Club dance for the benefit of the Red Cross Society at Castle Hall, Saturday night, April 27. Admission ladies 20 cents, gents 35 cents.

4-29-1918             The Nesquehoning High School defeated the strong Emerald nine by a score of 8-6. The Emeralds led to the ninth inning when Davis and Dougherty opened with a single and Dougherty opened with a single and Barthold succeed in smashing a two bagger which decided the game. Mgr. Barthold met with great success so far, this being the sixth straight game won. Nesquehoning High School will play the Alumni on Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock and the Summit Hill Regulars at Summit Hill Thursday.

                                Mrs. John Saus died at the Palmerton hospital last evening of pneumonia, aged 25 years. She was taken to the hospital last Wednesday. Her husband survives. The remains were brought to her home.

                                The funeral of George Mader, the 17 year old boy, killed at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company colliery by being squeezed between cars, was held yesterday and was largely attended. Interment was made in the Greek Catholic cemetery. His brother Michael, of Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, attended the funeral.

                                Nesquehoning did itself proud on Saturday evening. Everybody was pleased with its demonstration of practical patriotism in celebration of going over the top with liberty bond subscriptions. It was a grand pageant, the finest and most elaborate in the history of the town. The biggest crowd in the history of the community was also attracted. It was a magnificent manifestation. Of loyalty and support of the boys of the army and navy, to prove that they are doing their bit at home to provide the sinews of war for the boys at the front. The presentation of the honor flag was made by D. J. Pearsall, county chairman of the liberty loan campaign and it was accepted by Prof. E. R. Klotz. Appropriate addresses were also made by E. E. Ludlow, of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and Stanley Ralasky, WilkesBarre.

                                No girls to work in anthracite coal mines. President Kennedy, of the local district of the Mine Workers, announced last night that Chief Button, of the state department of mines and mining, has agreed to at once issue orders against girls being employed in or around anthracite mines. This issue was raised last week when female employees were engaged at Nesquehoning.

4-29-1918             Nesquehoning’s Great Honor Flag Parade. Saturday evening Nesquehoning was thronged with sightseers the occasion being the big patriotic parade and unfurling of the town’s Liberty Loan Honor Flag now proudly floating from the bank building. The parade was a very fine one and was made up of all the patriotic and fraternal organizations, the fire departments of Nesquehoning and Lansford, Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls, and a number of decorated floats and automobiles enlivened the line. Several bands furnished the music. At national bank building where the unfurling exercises were held a large crowd gathered to hear the speeches. David J. Pearsall, chairman of the County Liberty Loan Committee and Edwin Ludlow, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, delivered the principal addresses.            

5-2-1918               Michael Mader was home from Fort Benjamin, Ind., for a week, attending the funeral of his brother.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tarleton, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tarleton, Jr., and William Tarleton, of Weatherly, were in town Tuesday on a visit to Mrs. Thomas Tarleton, who is seriously ill at her home on Main Street.

                                H. I. Fisher’s Curb Market will be open again tomorrow.

                                John Skirchak and Vincent Brodzinski, two of Nesquehoning’s young soldiers, were in town several days, en route from Camp Hancock to Fort Upton, New York.

                                J. Russell Harvey, who recently won an officers commission, returned Monday to Fort Oglethorpe, after a ten day’s furlough spent at his home here.

                                The ten young women of town who had employment at the Nesquehoning colliery have been suspended by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company until further notice-eight on Saturday and two on Monday. The company had 34 in its service at other collieries in the valley. It is learned that all have been suspended.

                                Mrs. Walter M. Zehner attended the funeral of her aunt at McKeansburg on Saturday.

                                Michael Smith, one of Nesquehoning’s oldest miners, who was seriously injured by a fall of coal three months ago and has been under treatment at the Coaldale hospital ever since, is now rapidly recovering and returned home Monday.

                                Nesquehoning has a wounded soldier in France in the person of young James Butler. Word was received this week by his aunt that his wounds are healing nicely and that he will recover.

                                On invitation of the First Baptist Church, members of the Johnson evangelistic party now in Mauch Chunk, conducted a Children’s Bible drill and chorus choir rehearsal yesterday afternoon in the church. Some 40 of the little folks were present and the way they sang and recited was simply wonderful. Those in the Johnson party were Mrs. Johnson, Miss Nora Killian, Prof. Leonard Wagner and Harlan Foulke. They were accompanied by Misses Irene Kramer, Cora Pry and Valencia Dieckman.

                                William Lamon, the little 11-year-old son of William Lamon, was run over by an auto on Sunday evening, on Main Street, near the residence of the father, and the boy was painfully bruised and lacerated. No bones were broken.

                                The funeral of Mrs. Mary Sass, the wife of John Sass, who died at the Palmerton Hospital on Sunday, was held at 9:30 o’clock a.m. yesterday, with a requiem high mass by Rev. Father Nicholas M. Burik, in St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church. The deceased was 22 years of age and is survived by her husband.

                                The school board has filled the vacancies in its high school faculty caused by the resignations of Lewis Parks and Wilson S. Smith, the two young men who were drafted several weeks ago and have gone to camp. Miss Mary Ellen Smoyer, of Meyerstown, has been chosen to teach the branches taught by Prof. Smith, and Miss Elizabeth Lewis, of Nesquehoning, has been promoted to Prof. Parks’ position. She has been filling it very ably since Parks’ departure. Her promotion has brought on changes along the line in the lower grades. Miss Lena Buss succeeds Miss Lewis, Miss Mary Branch is made principal of the West End building, Miss Mary Zaengle is promoted to the 6th grade, and Miss Hazel Steventon, the substitute teacher, is made a regular and takes the place of Miss Zaengle.

5-3-1918               State Chief of Mines Steward E. Button issued a letter to the State’s mine inspectors informing them that the employment of women and girls about the mines in the anthracite region must be stopped. In a statement issued the chief says: “Undoubtedly the great drain that has been made upon the mining communities by employment’s other than mining has deprived the operator of a great deal of the labor necessary to operate their mines to the full capacity, but the Department of Mines, impressed with the duty of upholding the mine laws, cannot without authority allow any exceptions, and the provisions of the law that prohibit the employment of females about the mines except in the clerical work, will be strictly enforced.”

                                Word has been received from Jas. Butler in France stating he has been discharged from the hospital and is in active service in the second line trenches.

                                Word has also been received from James McArdle in France. He is well.

                                Samuel Jones has entered the Allentown Hospital for treatment for pneumonia.

                                Henry Kaegel, of Scranton, has erected a handsome monument over his son’s grave here.

                                Allen Reese was injured by a premature blast on Wednesday. He is being treated at his home.

                                Nesquehoning and Summit Hill clay pigeon shooters will engage in a match here Saturday at 3 p.m. Each side will comprise six shooters and each will shoot at 25 birds. It will be followed by a banquet at the Eagle Hotel. A return match will take place at Summit Hill May 18.

                                Estrayed or Stolen-A chestnut brown colored heavy horse about 16 hands high. Had leather holter with chain attached on leaving stable. Reward if returned to Mealy’s.

5-6-1918               There was a collision opposite Campbell’s drug store yesterday between autos owned by Fritz Ferko and Frank Matrician. Mrs. Matrician was rendered unconscious. Ferko’s car was the worst damaged.

                                John G. Mealy has recovered his lost horse. It was found on Broad Mountain by Philly Bonner. It is the belief that the animal became untied and left the stable.

                                Nesquehoning defeated Summit Hill trap shooters here Saturday 133 to 121. Summit Hill was represented by Houser, Sorbers, McClain, Derby, Lill and Arner. Nesquehoning by Washburn, Steventon, Pauff, J. and M. McElmoyle and Kishbach. Pauff was high man for Nesquehoning, Derby for Summit Hill. At an elaborate and enjoyable banquet at the Eagle Hotel at the expense of the mine burners, each related how he could have done better.

                                Mrs. Mary A. McCabe died Saturday at 7 p.m. of nervous trouble, aged 52 years. She has been ill since January 1. Deceased was born in Ireland, coming to this country 30 years ago. She was an estimable lady, beloved and esteemed by all who knew her because of her fine qualities. Her husband preceded her in death. There survive her the following daughters, Mrs. Susanna Huggins and Margaret McCabe, of Rochester, Elizabeth and Mary, at home, the latter being a well known school teacher, also one brother and a sister, Michael Lavelle and Mrs. Ann Gregory, of Chicago, Ill. Funeral Wednesday with a solemn requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart.

                                T. E. McCaffrey has received the following letter from James McArdle from Somewhere in France: Friend Mac, Just a few lines to let you know I landed safely “Somewhere in France.” Well, old top, this sure is some land, I wish you could see where we are. I met quite a few fellows from Wilkes Barre, Pa. Of course I only saw them for a day or so. Some of us have a terrible time with the French money, but I think we will soon master it and about that French (Lingo) that sure is hard to (savey). They work too fast. Some of the soldiers here have their own farms. We also have a nice farm. We got a (bumper) crop of tin cans and big rocks. About the only thing it is good for is raising a fight. The Y.M.C.A. is a big help to all of us and without it we’d be (L.O.) out of luck. I just missed Butler and his outfit one day last week, but expect to see him and (Dugan) in a very short time. Is there any mud here? Well, if it don’t rain every day we get home sick. This is Sunday. We’re all dolled up and know where to go  --? I wrote to (Bum) and (Butler) about a week ago and as yet have not heard anything. Well Mac as I said before this is a great life (if we don’t weaken) and there isn’t much danger of that. They may talk about Sunny France but quarter me in the States and I’m (Jake): Please excuse my French Mac. Remember me to all the boys around the corner. No doubt you are aware of the fact we are not allowed to reveal our location or any real war news so therefore I must push off by hoping to hear from you soon. Believe me to be the same old Scout. Jimmie McArdle (cook) 325 Bakery Co., A. E. F.

5-9-1918               Auto Accident On Broad Mountain. Daniel Jones, aged 21 years, of Wilkes Barre, a truck driver for the Wilkes Barre and New York Transportation Co., was probably fatally injured yesterday at Shady Rest, Broad Mountain, when his auto truck became unmanageable and crashed into the side of the mountain. He was discovered by two men from Palmerton who notified Joseph F. Gallagher, of Nesquehoning. Mr. Gallagher conveyed him by auto to the office of Dr. McDoanld, who finding his condition serious, advised his removal to the Coaldale Hospital. He was taken there in the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company ambulance. The auto truck was badly damaged. It was loaded with Victrolas, Theatrical goods and other merchandise, which was badly damaged also. Jones parents were summoned to his bedside.

5-11-1918             The tax levy has been made the same as last year by the School Board, School, 11 mills, building 6-10 mills, bonded indebtedness 1 and 2-10 mills. The actual cost of the new high school building it is estimated will be about $120,000 or $31,000 more than the general contract. William R. Jenkins was appointed tax collector for 1918, his commission to be 2 per cent for the first 90 days and 5 per cent there after, and Mr. Jenkins to furnish a bond of $65,000. Miss Muriel Brennan was elected first substitute teacher at a salary of $45. She was teaching at Ashfield.

5-12-1918             Miss Elizabeth Penna, of Frackville, visited her sister, Mrs. Thomas Morgans.

                                Mr. and Mrs. John Lawlor, of Frackville, motored to town yesterday to visit Mrs. Lawlor’s sisters, Mrs. Mary McMahon and Miss Rose Lawlor.

                                Joseph Rines, of Camp Meade, was home on a two day furlough.

                                The Emeralds vanquished the Campbells 16 to 13 in the opening game of the season.

                                Underberg and Co. open their new shirt factory in the Cachabia building Monday with the operation of 18 machines. This is one of the biggest firms in the United States. They have a large government contract. The local factory will be increased in size as it is enabled to secure employees. Harry Ostroff, of Lehighton, for 20 years with the firm, will be the manager.

5-31-1918             A representative of Burlson and Caswell, broad silk weavers, of Paterson, N. J., was here today for the purpose of securing a site for the erection of a silk mill.

                                The third shooting match between Nesquehoning and Summit Hill clubs will be held here tomorrow at 3 p.m.  Each has won a game. Much interest is centered in the outcome.

                                At the Baptist Parsonage, on Saturday evening, 8 o’clock May, 11 Rev. J. W. McManiman united in the bonds of holy matrimony Wm. C. McManiman and Ethel M. Jenkins, of Nesquehoning. Mr. McManiman is a clerk in the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Co. office at Lansford and the bride a teacher in the public schools of town. Dr. Albert Jenkins, of the U.S. Navy, and Mrs. E. J. Allen, of Baltimore, were here to attend the ceremony. The young couple will reside at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Evan Jenkins.

6-3-1918               Chauncey Miller, of Camp Meade, is home on a short furlough.

                                Mr. and Mrs. William Grayson, of Bethlehem, week ended with Mrs. Grayson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Watson of town.

                                John Prestly has occupied his newly purchased residence. Mr. Hill and wife will occupy the brick bungalow vacated by Mr. Priestly.

                                A farewell party was tendered Fred L. Hooper prior to his departure for an army camp with the last contingent. Fred was a very popular young man and as an evidence of the fact was presented with a handsome wrist watch by his chums. He was a member of the Summit Hill Band. The party was given at the home of his parents on Catawissa Street. Vocal and instrumental music featured the evening’s entertainment after which delicious refreshments were served. Following were the guests: Mr. and Mrs. John Bond, daughter Margaret and Elizabeth and son William. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Maurer, Mr. and Mrs. John Ronemus, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Eberie, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller and daughter Elizabeth and son Dewet, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Steventon and son Lester, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jenkins and daughter, Anne. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Houser, Mr. and Mrs. George Fisher, Messrs. John W. Doak, James Lager, Lewis Donald, Joseiah Laury, Pat Stropkoski, John Dunstan, Howard Arthur, Misses Viola Steventon and Effie Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Hooper and family, all of town. Mrs. William Hunsicker, Mrs. Charles Gangaware and Mrs. E. Gangaware, Lansford; Mr. J. Henry, East Mauch Chunk and Mr. And Mrs. Garret Miller, Bethlehem.

                                Thomas Callen Sr. is seriously ill.

                                Miss Mary A. Wagner is reported seriously ill.

                                John Smith is recovering from an injury to his foot.

                                The new shirt factory starts tomorrow with a force of 50 employees on government work. It is proposed to increase the force to 500.

                                Summit Hill’s shooting club defeated the locals 121 to 112 Saturday also taking the tournament 2 out of 3. The victors will shoot Little Italy Club in the near future.

                                Prizes are to be awarded to the tenants of Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company houses for the best appearing yards and gardens for the year 1918. Separate competitions will be conducted in Nesquehoning, Summit Hill, Lansford and Coaldale, and a first, second and third prize will be awarded in each town. Yards and gardens will be judged by a disinterested board sometime during the latter part of the month of June. The percentage of space occupied by the vegetable garden and the condition of the same will go far in determining the award. The competition is open to all except officials of the Company. The prizes will be as follows: First Prize, Five war Saving Stamps. Second Prize, Three War Saving Stamps. Third Prize, One War Saving Stamp.

6-5-1918               Miss Mary D. Jeffries, of Lansford and William James, of town, were married Sunday evening by Rev. Tounder, of the Baptist Church, Lansford.

                                Postal cards have been received from Lloyd Granger announcing his safe arrival in France.

                                Gerba Wasso’s auto truck turned turtle at the new school building this morning. John Marachoeg, Jr., was    slightly injured as a result.

                                There will be a basket sociable and entertainment given by Queen Ester Circle of Meade’s M. E. Church on Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock at the High School Auditorium. A short program of instrumental and vocal music will precede a one act farce entitled, “Katie’s New Hat.” Admission 20 cents

6-6-1918               Robert Hall, an electrician for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company had a miraculous escape from death yesterday in several ways. In the first place, while working at a switchboard during the progress of an electrical storm, the board was struck by a lighting bolt, rendering him unconscious. He was thrown across the switchboard, sustaining severe burns of the arms and head. Fellow workmen rescued him. While being conveyed home in Dr. J. H Behler’s auto the auto of Joseph Gover, which was speeding to take Hall home, collided with Dr. Behler’s car disabling the latter. Hall was transferred to Gover’s car and taken home. He is recovering and will resume work shortly.

6-8-1918               The west work room of the Nesquehoning Branch of the Carbon County Chapter Red Cross will be opened in the Hose House on Tuesday afternoon, June 11. The working periods will be each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons with the exception of the first and third evenings of each month. Wool to knit socks, sweaters etc., can be secured each working period. The needles to knit same are for sale at the work rooms. The Red Cross is urgently in need of supplies and it is hoped that every one who can knit or sew will show their patriotism by going to the workrooms ready to render assistance in this work.

                                Many mothers in town have received the Mother’s day letters from their boys in France and are delighted by the tender missives.

                                Mrs. William Bock, of town, was very much pleased to receive a letter from her son William in France. She had not heard from him since Feb. 15 and was very anxious about him. He wrote a brief, but interesting letter stating that he was very happy and in good health, also that he desired to be remembered most kindly to all his former acquaintances.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fumicel and the latter’s sister, Miss Caroline Newton spent a few days in New York.

                                In Memoriam-In loving memory of the late Mrs. Catharine Reese who departed this life on Saturday, June 9, 1917. Reverently remembered by Husband and Children.

                                A handsome new Lauter piano graces the home of Josiah Hiles.

                                A son was born on June 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zaengle, Jr., at Scranton. Mr. Zaengle is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zaengle, of town.

                                Wm. McGorry has occupied one of Squire Watkins’ dwellings recently vacated by Walter Watkins who intends to locate at Bethlehem.

                                Alonzo Corby came home on Tuesday to register June 5th. He passed his junior examinations very successfully for entrance into the senior class at Lafayette College.

                                Paul Rutch has been honorably discharged from Camp Meade, Md., on account of defective eye sight.

6-14-1918             Mrs. Mary Ronemus and Henry McGorry are reported seriously ill.

                                Rev. John York, of St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, Pa., is visiting his home here.

                                The funeral of Stephen Fejash, who was killed by a fall of rock, was held this morning with a requiem high mass in St. Mary’s Slovish Church, of which Rev. John Ludwig, of East Mauch Chunk, was the celebrant. Interment was made in the Sacred Heart cemetery.

                                Michael Smith died at 3 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Campbell, aged 54 years. He sustained a fracture of the skull in a mine accident several months ago and never fully recovered from the effects. He was a well known citizen, esteemed and revered for the upright principles and character. Two daughters Mrs. T. J. Campbell and Miss Anna Smith survive, also the following brothers and sisters: Patrick Smith, Mauch Chunk; John Smith, Mrs. William McArdle, Mrs. Tim Boyle, Nesquehoning, and Miss Rose Smith, of Philadelphia. Funeral Monday with requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9 a.m.

                                At a meeting of the Executive Board and Mine Committees of Sub District No. 1 of District No. 7, U.M.W. of A. held on the above date, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: Whereas: our Organization has pledged their full support to the Government in winning the War, and Whereas: The production of coal necessary to meet the demands of the Government in the successful prosecution of the War depends largely on the members of our Organization in their occupation as Miners and Mine Laborers. Therefore Resolve: That we call upon every member of our Organization to make good as an individual his part in the performance of duty required by each and every member of our Organization necessary to fulfilling the pledge made to the Government, by working every day that he is physically fit, or a part each week equivalent to the working time of the Colliery in which he works, And Be it further resolved: That we implore every member of our Organization employed in the service of mining and preparing coal to consider this his obligated duty to the Government and the Boys that are fighting and dying that we may live and continue to enjoy the rights upon which our Government was founded.

6-15-1918             Jacob Hochmiller sustained a severe injury of the foot at work this morning as a result of a piece of rock falling on it. He was removed to his home in an ambulance.

                                Little Italy Band will give a band concert Monday evening at 7 o’clock in honor of the Allies victories this week at the battle front in Europe. Manager Frank Romano and Fred Frace, leader, have arranged a fine program as follows: Pasadena, March; Solitude, Mark Dante; el Travatore, Verdi, Regalitio, Verdi; Stars and Stripes Forever, Sousa; Traviatia, Verdi; Sextette, Donevitti; Principe, Mac Paier. The cornet solos will be rendered by G. Patrivio. The public is invited. This band played at Mauch Chunk recently while drafted men were leaving for the front and made a big hit.

                                Teachers and Janitors Salaries. The following is a list of the teachers and janitors, and their salaries. Teachers-Harry Miller, $100; Gordon Ulshafer, $100; Lena Buss, $85; Sara Zaengle, $65; Alice Zaengle, $70; Ella Clark, $70;Bertha Griffith, $55; Marie Donegan, $55; Ella Kenney, $70; Hilda Norwood, $65; Hattie Longacre, $70; Florence Johns, $70; Hazel Steventon, $55; Cora Richards, $70; Anna Hartneady, $65; Amelia Ronemus, $65; Mary McCabe, $70; Leona Eckert, $65; Ethel Paisley, $80; Muriel Brennan, $55; Raymond Mulligan, $60; Beatrice Hughes, $60; Ida Barnhart, $80; Rose Marino, $55; Sara Cadden, $70; Elizabeth Hooper, $55; Anna Cox, $45. Janitors-John Watkins, $70; Mrs. Mame Johnson, $30; William Maurer, $50; Charles Sanatore, $10;Mrs. A. Annear, $40; Henry Zaengle, $65.

                                Off   to College. Leo J. Mulliagn, Nesquehoning, to Lafayette College, Easton. Joseph York, Nesquehoning, to Erie University.

6-17-1918             Miss Rose Smith, of Philadelphia and her cousin Miss Elizabeth Haig, arrived here Saturday night to attend the funeral of the former’s brother, Michael Smith, who was buried this morning.

                                The public is invited to attend the band concert by Little Italy Band at the Eagle Hotel at 7 o’clock this evening. A fine program has been arranged for the occasion.

                                The funeral of Norman Eade, killed in the mine accident Saturday at No. 4 colliery, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. He was a member of Lodge No. 76, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Mauch Chunk, which will attend in a body. Rev. W. C. Roberts, Mauch Chunk, assisted by Rev. Pastorius, of Lansford, will officiate. Interment at Nesquehoning.

                                Bernard McArdle, of Camp Meade Md., is home on a five days’ furlough on account of the death of his uncle, Michael Smith.

                                The funeral of Michael Smith was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Campbell with a solemn requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9 a.m. Rev. F. T. Meagher, Mauch Chunk, was celebrant of the mass; Rev. Joseph Assman, East Mauch Chunk, deacon and Rev. Father Barando, Little Italy, sub deacon. The following were pall bearers: Eugene and Philip Bonner, John Gallagher, Joseph and John Kenny and Daniel L. Coll. Flower bearer, Victor McArdle. The funeral was largely attended, as Mr. Smith had many friends because of his quiet unobtrusive disposition.

6-20-1918             A false report on Monday morning caused wild alarm in town. It was stated that a young man had been ground up at the breaker and the report following the heavy casualties of the previous week, terrorized many people until it was found to be untrue. It was stated that in the week ending June 15 there were forty-two casualties in the valley. It seems strange that the list should be so heavy among people engaged in peaceful industry.

                                At H. I. Fisher’s Curb Market Friday, fresh fish and other good eats.

                                Al Granger has been appointed night foreman of No. 4 colliery succeeding the Late Richard Nichols, killed in a mine accident.

                                Lieutenant Harvey Russel is home from Camp Lee, Va., on a five day furlough.

                                Harry Marsden and Bernard McArdle have returned to Camp Meade, Md., after spending furloughs here.

                                Lawrence Hiles, of Camp Green, N.C., is home on a furlough.

                                The funeral of Norman S. Eade, of town, one of the three men who lost their lives in the mining accident at No. 4 colliery of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company on Saturday morning was held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence of his father, William Eade, Church Street, Nesquehoning, with services by Revs. W. C. Roberts and H. C. Pastorius, of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Mauch Chunk. It was one of the largest funerals held in Nesquehoning in a long time. Washington Camp, No. 524, P.O.S. of A. was present in a body, and a large delegation of Mauch Chunk Lodge, No. 76, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, was also present in honor to his memory. Messrs. Joseph Bachman, Fred Wasem, Mauch Chunk; John C. Cortez, Harry Smith, William Bond and Gordon Ulshafer, of town were the pall bearers. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Eade and to his brother Joseph Eade, of Lansford, who was with his brother at the time of the fatal accident and who narrowly escaped the same fate, and above all, to the young widow and her infant daughter, Norma. The young couple had just started housekeeping in town and were very happy in their home life which death has so ruthlessly broken up. The floral tributes were beautiful and were a silent testimonial to his sacred memory. Floral sprays were presented by the following: Mrs. Robert Henry, Fred Pagel, Hartman Schaub, R. W. Jenkins, Chas. Hein, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Repkey, Mauch Chunk; Torella Brennan and Clare Reese, Nesquehoning; Giles D. Helps, Lansford; a huge floral piece from fellow workmen at No. 4 slope; broken circle from Brother Joseph; crescent from Harry Griffiths and family; pillow from wife Mrs. Mary Ripkey Eade. There were also many floral pieces sent with inscription “Friends” thereon. Among the many people present at the funeral were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ripkey, Hartman Schaub and family; William Pagel and family, Charles Hein and family, Mrs. Robert Henry and children, Fred Pagel and Family Mrs. Mary Repke and sister, Mr. and Mrs. August Miller and Henry Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buck, Mrs. August Long Sr., and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long, Mr. and Mrs. George Long, Mr. and Mrs. August Long, Jr., Mrs. Adolph Zanders, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pery, Mrs. Fred Madouse, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Madouse, Mrs. Lochnor, Mrs. L. H. Barber and Mrs. W. C. Roberts, Mauch Chunk; Mrs. Franks Seligrath, Philadelphia; Mrs. B. F. Sturdevant, Weatherly; Mrs. Harry Wanick, Philadelphia.

                                A Card Of Thanks. We hereby desire to thank most heartily all those from town and vicinity who have comforted us in our recent sad bereavement, the death of Norman S. Eade. Mr. and Mrs. W. Eade, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eade and Mrs. Norman S. Eade.

                                The petition for the transfer of the Tavern License now held by Joseph J. York, of Nesquehoning, Carbon County, Pa., to Michael York, has been filed in my office and will be presented to the Court of Quarter Sessions of Carbon County after ten days from this date. E. V. Kuchner, Clerk Mauch Chunk, Pa., June 10, 1918.

 6-25-1918            Edwin Jenkins and William Stevenson are suffering from badly affected hands, the result of blood poisoning.

                                Mrs. William Ratcliff, of California, is visiting her old friends in town.

                                Thomas McCann, of Camp Meade, Md., is home on a three day furlough.

                                Word has been received here of the safe arrival in France of Neil Gallagher.

                                Norris McGorry left yesterday for Philadelphia to enlist in the U.S. Navy.

                                Miss Delilah Zimmerman, who graduated from West Chester Normal School, has returned home accompanied by her mother.

                                Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Watkins, a daughter.

                                Misses Celia Gallagher, Ella Clark, Sarah Zaengle and Marie Dunnigan school teachers, have accepted clerical positions at the Bethlehem Steel Works during their vacations.

                                A number of friends attended the ordination of Rev. John York at Philadelphia Sunday. The young priest will read his first mass next Sunday in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 10 a.m.

                                Mrs. John Watkins has received word that her brother Robert Parry is now training at Camp Cody, New Mexico.

                                Henry McGorry, a highly respected citizen of town, continues quite ill at his home on Catawissa Street. He has been ailing for a few months.

                                Born at Philadelphia, to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Fullman, a son. Mrs. Fullman, prior to her marriage, was Miss Grace James, of town.

                                Prof. Robert O. Klotz spent a few days very pleasantly in Philadelphia during which time he attended the graduation exercises at U. of P., where his brother, Donald was a graduate.

                                Mrs. Walter Fulson and son Reese, of Upper Darby, are here to spend a week with the former’s father, David Reese, whose son Chas. will leave this week in the draft quota from Carbon County.

                                Coal Will Win The War. Appeal From Fuel Administrator to Miners to Make Up Loss in Industry. Monday, June 24th, sees a large number of mine workers called to serve the colors on the fighting line. So vitally important during this crisis is the daily output of anthracite mines, that arrangements have been made to have these men leave after six o’clock in the evening, rather than in the morning. It is fitting and proper that comrades whom the departing soldiers leave behind should bid them a hearty and cheerful farewell, inspiring them as they take their leave. But so important to the efficient conduct of the war is the mining of every ton of coal that I hope that any farewell celebration to the departing comrades may be postponed until the day’s work is done. And bearing in mind the heavy responsibilities that has fallen on the shoulders of the mine workers, whose work is so important to every phase of industry connected with the war, it is to be hoped that you, who are left in the mining industry, will fall to the task before you with added energy of propose, and will make up so far as it is humanly possible, for the loss of labor which the was has forced upon the industry. The slogan, “Coal Will Win the War” is no empty phase, but a grim reality, which places you in the forefront of the soldiers of the industrial army.  The efficiency of the nation depends upon your patriotism and fidelity. That you realize the trust and will fulfill it.

6-27-1918             Michael Hartneady, chairman of the War Savings Stamps meeting to be held in the high school auditorium tomorrow evening, desires a record breaking attendance in order to sustain the reputation of the town which stand foremost in the county in the sale of liberty bonds and war saving stamps in proportion to population. He wants no 50-50 patriots but the perpendicular brand. Music will be furnished by the Primrose Band. The speakers will be Rev. Boughey, Rev. McMenamin, Ben Branch, Esq., and Squire W. R. Watkins. Every citizen in the community is expected to attend.

                                Fresh fish at H. I. Fisher’s Curb Market tomorrow, also other good eatables.

                                Clarence McGorry and Thomas Highlands have invested in motor cycles.

                                A rousing send off will be extended our drafted boys this evening by the people of town.

                                The regular meeting of Division No. 2 A.O.H. will be held July 3 instead of July 4. Thomas Hannigan, Pres.

6-29-1918             The Ladies Aid Society of the Baptist Church will hold a social on Monday evening. A fine program will be rendered.

                                Rev. John York will read his first mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart tomorrow at 10 a.m. Many friends will attend.

                                Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. H. P. Boughey, minister. Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Class Meeting; 10:30 a.m. Worship and Sermon, theme “Drafted for Service.” To juniors: “Talking to God.” 2:00 p.m. Sunday school. Address    by Mr. Luckenbill, of Weissport. 3 p.m. Union service in the church. Address by Mrs. L. A. Parcels, State President of the W.C.T.W. 6:45 p.m. Children’s Day, morning exercises will be repeated by request. Recitations, solos, choruses by the young folks. Everybody invited.

                                David Jones Sr. has purchased William Thomas’ property of High street for $2,700.

                                At a public sale of the late Ann Burns’ property, John Hartneady was the purchaser for $2,750.

                                The pavement at the cemetery on Catawissa Street was filled with ashes yesterday and when settled cement will be laid.

                                Al Granger has been transferred from No. 4 to tunnel No. 1 as night assistant foreman.

7-1-1918               Miners entombed. John W. Morgan and Michael Hydro were closed in from 10 a. m. until 7 o’clock. When they failed to return home at the usual time, their families became alarmed and a search was instituted for them. In a few hours they were found but nearly perished by the cold, raw, wet atmosphere of the underground workings.

7-1-1918               Eddie McGorry, of Marcus Hook Pa., spent Sunday at his home in Nesquehoning.

                                George Hughes, Camp Meade and Lambert Granger, Camp Lee, are here on furloughs.

                                Word was received that Thomas Fritz, of town, has arrived safely over there, his parents being officially notified today.

                                Mrs. Hugo Ronemus, of Nesquehoning, died this morning of general debility, aged 80 years. She was an estimable lady, beloved and respected by a large circle of friends because of her kind, neighborly traits. The following children service: David, Edward, and Charles, of Nesquehoning; Rollin, of Harrisburg, and these sisters and brother. David Trevarrow, Nesquehoning; Mrs. Samuel Leslie, Weissport, Mrs. James Pry, Lansford; Mrs. Catherine Rex, Mauch Chunk.

                                Nesquehoning paid homage to one of its illustrious sons yesterday when they turned out in large numbers to attend the first mass of Rev. John L. York, who was ordained to the priesthood last Sunday at St. Charles’ Seminary, Overbrook, Pa. The mass was celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Heart. It was packed to capacity with the friends of the young priest, many coming from distant points to be present at the auspicious event. Rev. York was the celebrant of the mass; Rev. John P. Ludwig, of East Mauch Chunk, deacon; Edward Bellas, of Hazleton, sub deacon and Rev. J. L. O’Conner, master of ceremonies. Rev. F. V. Blosack, of South Bethlehem was within the sanctuary. Rev. Ludwig preached the sermon in English and Slovish. A special mass with special music and augmented choir and Kauffman’s orchestra, was celebrated. Following the mass the entire congregation received the young priest’s blessing. Last evening he conducted solemn vespers which attracted another large congregation. Rev. York leaves for Philadelphia today for assignment. He is the son of Michael York, a prominent business man. The best wishes of a multitude of friends accompanies the young priest on his holy mission.

7-13-1918             Richard Tonkin, of Sayre, is here to attend the funeral of his father, William Tonkin tomorrow.

                                Terrence Hines is the undisputed ground hog hunter of the region. He has 18 to his credit this season.

                                The H. W. Mansville Co., Philadelphia, has a force of men engaged in putting the roof on the new high school building.

                                Joseph Donegan, of Camp Meade, is home on a furlough.

                                Miss Mary Fertko has returned to Pittsburgh following a visit to her aunt, Mrs. Charles Kovach.

                                Bert Washburn, deputy constable and game warden, is after non-residents owing dogs in violation of the state statues. He has made three arrests and more are to follow. The defendants are fined and required to shoot their dogs.

                                Frank Romano is foreman of the force engaged in painting the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company new houses.

                                The inspectors of the Dime Savings Bank, Lansford, on the awardal of prizes for the best war gardens, were here yesterday. Wesley Norwood is the local representative of the committee of inspectors.

                                John R. Mulligan, of the Safety Dept. Bethlehem Steel Co. and brother Leo Mulligan, a U. S. Army student, Lafayette College, Easton, arrived here today on a visit to their mother.

7-15-1918             The Women’s Missionary Society will hold a lawn social for the benefit of the Lutheran church this evening. It will be held on the lawn at the church. The public is invited.

                                Al Granger has been promoted to the position of night foreman for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at shaft No. 2 made vacant by the death of Wm. Tonkin.

                                Lewis Bechtel has been admitted to the Hazleton hospital to be operated on for appendicitis.

                                Harry Ostroff, manager of the local shirt factory, purchased a new Overland car today.

                                Miss Celia Bechtel, of Allentown, is visiting her grand father, August Bechtel.

                                Paul, the five year old son of Tony Katner was accidentally struck by an auto yesterday, sustaining the fracture of two ribs.

                                Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Scott, a son, which unfortunately died shortly after birth.

                                The funeral of William Tonkin was held at 3 p.m. yesterday. Services were conducted by Rev. Boughey, of Meade’s M. E. Church… Lansford Lodge of Elks read its ritual at the grave. Many friends and neighbors attended. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The following members of the Elks were pall bearers: D. G. Ronemus, Jacob A. Maurer, John S. Doak, W. B. Steventon, James P. Brennan, George F.  Jenkins. Honorary pall bearers, John S. Ronemus, W. R. Watkins, Frank Fiumecel, Frank Fry, of town and Frank Hiester Jr. and Fred Lewis Esq., of Lansford. Flower bearers, George Davis and Warren Holmes.

7-18-1918             Application for the charter of New Columbus Fire Co. No.1 of New Columbus has been presented. A collection for 500 feet of hose will be made at the celebration on Saturday evening.

                                Jacob Edwards, of Nesquehoning has volunteered and has been accepted under call 962 as an auto mechanic and will be sent to Pittsburgh University, August 15th.

7-19-1918             Younger Adams, of Coaldale, drove his handsome new Mitchell car to town last evening and treated some of his local friends to a ride in it.

                                Rose Bonner, aged 16 years, became separated from her companions yesterday in Hughes Swamp while picking huckleberries. Her fiends became alarmed but in the meantime she returned home.

                                Lawrence Donald, of Nesquehoning, has been accepted for induction as a chauffeur and will be sent to Pittsburgh University Aug. 15.

7-20-1918             All members of W. C. No. 521 P.O.S. of A. of Nesquehoning are requested to meet at their hall Sunday evening, July 21st at 6:00 p.m. to attend services in the M. E. Church when Rev. Edward Bond formerly of Nesquehoning, will preach on “Kaiser Wilhelm, the 20th Century Ahab.”

                                Special services will be held in the Meade’s Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, Nesquehoning on Sunday. At 10:30 a.m. the Reverend Percy Boughey, brother of the pastor will preach. At 6:45 p.m. a great patriotic service will be held. The preacher will be the Rev. Edward J. Bond, formerly of Nesquehoning, now pastor of Grace M. E. Church, Philadelphia. His subject will be. “Kaiser Wilhelm, the Twentieth Century Ahab.” Handsome patriotic decorations. All members of patriotic societies are cordially invited to attend.

                                Born to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Koomar, a son.

                                John Lewis has purchased a new team for his milk route, which he will open on Monday.

                                Drafted miners want to fight, refuse exemption at a meeting held yesterday. A meeting of the drafted men, who are to leave for Camp Lee, Va., next Friday, was held for the purpose of ascertaining how they stood on exemption. Out of the 26 men called, 16 reported, the others refusing to attend because they were against exemption. The sixteen men present at the meeting unanimously decided to refuse exemption. The coal companies are strenuously endeavoring to have their employees exempted. The meeting was intended to have all exempted or none so that no favoritism could be shown. There is a general dislike by mine workers to men being exempted on industrial grounds. This is reflected in their attitude against this by refusing to work with exempted men, terming them slackers. The coal companies propose to ask blanket exemptions and have the drafted men restrained from being sworn in until the district boards can act upon the cases.

7-22-1918             Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller chaperoned a party of young folks to Kresgeville on Saturday where they indulged in various pastimes including racing, baseball, singing and parlor games. The party was conveyed in four autos owned and driven by James T. Bradbury, William McElmoyle, Abener Davis and Roy Ronemus. A fine chicken and waffle supper was served. Josiah Laury, Anna Dunstan and Margaret Bond won the foot races and were awarded remembrances. Louis Donald and Jacob Edwards, who leave for Pittsburgh University, Aug. 15 were among the attendants who were as follows: Mrs. Ed Miller, Misses Marie Becker, Margaret Bond, Anna Dunstan, Violet Lager, Olive Edwards, Geanette Cox, Nesquehoning; Margaret Yurich, East Mauch Chunk; 2 girls from Tamaqua; Ed Miller, Jacob Edwards, James Kanouse, Howard Becker, George B. Watson, Josiah Laurey, Howard Arthur, Lewis Donald, John Bond and Olive Fisher, of town.

                                Mrs. Aaron Kanouse and children of Freeland are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Williams.

8-12-1918             Hartneady wants investigation of coal operators: The press agents are working the limit of overtime for the coal barrons in their campaign of misrepresentation. The people of the metropolis half believe these exaggerations of conditions in the coalfields of the anthracite region. They are to be pitied for their ignorance, but a subsidized press aided and abetted by the corrupt mine owners are responsible for this campaign of deliberate falsehood as pertaining to the mine situation. The mines are badly mismanaged by the operators in their greed to profiteer under the camouflage of war. It is true there is a scarcity of labor made so by a large percentage of miners securing employment at munitions factories where they are paid higher wages. The coal barons can afford to pay miners an increase of wages with out imposing any additional expense on the over burdened public, but instead they are waiting for the agencies of the government to do this in order that they may obtain an additional and excessive profit. The production of the mines is exceeding the records of last year and yet they holler a shortage of labor. What should be done to improve conditions is to require the collieries to work double shifts. This can easily be done without inconveniencing the employees or operators. As it is now some men are working double time and others regular time. By the collieries working two shifts, the employees would be worked an equal number of hours and increased production would result. Because of the lack of this, a coal famine is going to result. To my mind the term slacker is applicable here. There is no reason why every householder in this county and in the anthracite region shouldn’t be furnished with his quota of coal. The operators take orders for coal subject to a possible advance in price. This is the best evidence they expect an advance in the price of coal but in my estimation there is no reason for it. The operators are reaping a harvest but with their usual selfishness they refuse to share it with their employees as is warranted in these co-operative days when the loyal, faithful mine worker is giving his all and making every sacrifice for the success of the war. The coal barons can be as patriotic by giving them a deserved and much needed increase without passing the burden to the coal purchasing public and victims. Furthermore, the keen eyed business operator, instead of trying to increase the mine production, is practicing the art of disposing of his ancient dirt banks under the guise of war’s necessity. An investigation of their methods is sorely needed. They can be vastly improved to the general good. In the meantime they are making the best of an awkward position for the mineworkers and public but one entirely favorable to them. They should play fair. Their conscience ought to dictate the way but corporations are souless. Respectfully, Michael Hartneady.

8-14-1918             The wires at the wash house of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company were struck by lightning during the storm last evening, causing a display of fireworks and frightening the occupants, but no one was shocked.

                                Mrs. William Snyder and children moved to Palmerton during the week. Mr. Snyder has been employed there for a few years.

                                Mrs. John Kishbaugh, who has been very ill is considerably improved.

                                Messrs. Harry J. Steventon and Samuel Emanuel, whose dwellings adjoin, have had a beautiful porch erected thereon and other improvements made.

                                The M. E. parsonage occupied by Rev. H. P. Boughey has undergone improvements, among which was a large outside brick chimney.

                                Steve Harmohik, who left with the draftees for Camp Lee on July 26, was rejected and returned home.

                                Mrs. Silas Henry returned from a visit to her home at Sayre, accompanied by her little daughter, Naomi, who has been spending the summer season at Sayre. Mrs. Henry’s sister, Miss Adele Weiss is enjoying a brief sojourn at the Henry home.

                                Mr. Henry and daughter Miss Henry, of Virginia, are also guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry, of the Metropolitan Store.

                                Charles H. Reese, of Camp Lee, was home for a few hours on a visit to his father, David Reese.

                                Born a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Davis. To Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fisher, a daughter.

                                Joseph, the seven weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martin, of Hauto, was buried at Summit Hill today. M. P. Koomar, who is an uncle of the child, attended the funeral.

8-17-1918             Because Wash Starestus was refused drink in John Setar’s saloon last night on account of being drunk, he took revenge on a weigh scale, which he smashed up. He was arrested and arraigned before Squire Watkins on the charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct and held for court in the sum of $300 bail.

                                Mrs. Kate Radcliffe, of Camden, N.J. is visiting at the home of John Wisley.

                                Richard Jenkins, of St. Clair is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Simmons.

                                An important meeting of the Hose Co. No. 1 will be held Monday. August 19 at 8 p.m. It is urgent that every member be present. W. R. Jenkins president.

8-19-1918             Lugi Consoni of Camp Meade, is home on a furlough.

                                Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Seifert, of Philadelphia, are visiting the latter’s father, August Bechtel.

8-21-1918             Joe Skrabak and Mat Pellock of Coaldale were arrested and given a hearing before Squire Beard of Tamaqua, for fishing at Hauto dam. The men were arrested by one of the special guard’s placed there by the Lehigh Navigation Electric Co. while in the act of fishing. They were found guilty and the usual trespass fine and the costs in the case were imposed on both men. Since the United States entered the war it has become necessary to keep all persons away from the Hauto dam on which depends the operation of the Hauto power plant. Several extra guards have been placed around the dam and it is the company’s intention to effectually stop trespassing which has been going on despite the vigilant watch kept over the dam. The case of Skrabak and Pellock is an example to other trespassers and the use of additional guards or any other steps that may be necessary will be taken by the Lehigh Navigation Company to keep unauthorized persons away from the Hauto dam.

8-27-1918             Letter from George M. Hughes. Harry Hughes is in receipt of the following letter from his brother George M. Hughes, from somewhere in France: August 3rd, 1918. Dear Brother Harry: Having a few spare moments or in other words a lull in activities   I thought I would endeavor to compose a short and interesting letter. You don’t realize how hard it is to write especially when the censorship is so rigid. We have been moving around the last few days and the scenery between the different stops is well worth while seeing. You were so anxious to see the aeroplanes but if you were here your wish would surely be granted as the whirr of the propellers is a very common sound. Most of them do patrolling. I saw George Schwartz but was not speaking to him. The chow is good, everything substantial and nourishing, of course there is no pie or cake, but nevertheless we get enough to eat. On this side of the continent are many places of historic interest, dating back hundreds of years in the annals of history. On our march yesterday we saw eight aeroplanes in battle formation and the propellers made an awful lot of noise. We saw quite a few soldiers back from the front on furloughs and some wounded and they are very interesting to talk to. It rained here today and has a tendency to do so several days in the week. How is everyone at home or did anything of any importance happen since I left. Write soon and let me know. Kennedy was asking about you and the rest of the folks. As it is mess time, I’ll close with love to all, Elaine and the kids. Hope all are well as this leaves me feeling fine. Hoping to hear from you soon I am. Your loving Brother, George M. Hughes, Co. E. 304 D.S.T.A.E.F. via New York.

9-3-1918               Nesquehoning Hose Co. Band made a fine appearance and good showing in the big parade at Lansford yesterday.

                                Bert Krum has returned to Camp Meade after spending a furlough here.

                                Frank York, Esq., now of the U.S. Army taking a special course at Pittsburgh University, has returned after a few days furlough here.

                                Mrs. Isabella Butler, of Shenandoah, formerly of town, died yesterday of complications, aged 62 years. Her husband John Butler and the following children survive: Mrs. James J. Crossin, of town, William Hogan, Shenandoah. Her first husband, the late John Hogan was a nephew of the late Rev. Father Norris, of Mauch Chunk.

                                The following letter was received from Sergeant Thomas Williams who has returned from France and is now at Camp Merrit. It is certainly a good boost for one of our town’s well known young men, Roy Gover who was with the first crowd of boys who enlisted after war was declared: Camp Merrit, Aug. 22, 1918. Mr. Charles Gover: Dear Sir-I have the honor to say that I have been a soldier with your son Roy and I must say he is a fine soldier. I know for I have soldiered with him in France for one year and have been with him in the battles and what we did to the Huns was a plenty. By the way I must say that he was with his company at the big attack that the Allies made and say the First Engineers are in the First Division and the First Division held up their end fine. We were at the drive for six days and advanced our lines about nine miles and took a large number of prisoners. Am Very glad to state that we got back safe and that Roy is in very good health and I do pray that he has a speedy return home. From Sgt. Thomas Williams, Camp Merrit, N. J. Barracks 6 F 33.

                                Prices for coal – Pea $7.00 – Chestnut $8.45 – Stove $8.35 – Egg $ 8.15.

9-5-1918               At H. I. Fisher’s Market Friday, Fresh Fish at war prices if carried home.

                                Important Notice. Residents of Nesquehoning are cautioned to be very sparing in the use of water. Due to continued dry weather, the water supply of Nesquehoning is in very low state. The practice of watering lawns, pave washes, etc. should be discontinued for the present. Failure to comply with this request will result in the discontinuance of the service by the company to the consumer-Panther Valley Water Co. J. E. Boyle, Dist. Supt.

9-10-1918             The funeral of Virginia, daughter of John W. Doak, was held Saturday at 2 p.m.

                                John Pancoe has received a letter from the physician in charge of the hospital in France where Mr. Pancoe’s, son Sergeant Andrew Pancoe is a patient, advising he is recovering and would soon be able to write home.

                                Word has been received from the following of their safe arrival over sea, Fred Heister, Frank Kittle, John Harvey, Oliver Jenkins and John Skadivy.

                                T. E. Curry has accepted a position as telegrapher for the C. R. R. of N. J. being on the 11 o’clock trick at the dispatcher’s office, Mauch Chunk.

                                W. D. Lewis Esq. presented a petition asking for the division of Packer Township along the crest of the Broad Mountain and to annex the Southern portion or division to Mauch Chunk Township.

9-11-1918             A marriage license was issued in Lehigh County to Stephen Kitchen and Mary Doabch, both of Nesquehoning.

                                The remains of the late Mrs. John Goldberg, of Allentown, arrived via C.R.R. of N.J. at 10 a.m. today and were taken to the Sacred Heart Church, where a requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Father O’Connor. The funeral was largely attended. Interment was made in the parish cemetery.

                                The following letter received by T.E. McGaffrey from Neil Gallagher in France will probably explain the location of Jack Roos of Hacklebernie who is reported missing in action. August 6th 1918. Friend Mac: Hope you are in the best of health as thank God my health is great over here in “No Man’s Land.” We have rain here all the time but that don’t stop us from killing Huns by the thousands. John Roos from Hacklebernie, was wounded in the back, head, and legs. I seen Hugo Diehl from town on Saturday morning. He passed my auto truck very near the front at which time we did not get a chance to talk to one another. He is the first one I have met from the old town. I guess you have read in the papers about our division doing some great fighting, but it did not say what regiments done the cleaning up at which our fighting 30th infantry sure put the Huns on a run to Berlin. Mac, the crying of the battlefield and sleeping over the dead and also smelling the death odor is all Hell to stand but I am sure the Kaiser has not made the shell that can kill me yet or will be able to put me on St. Peter’s roll call but Mac I don’t worry one second about anything just as long as God let’s me have my good health and strength over here in “No Man’s Land.” Mac if this war don’t be over before December 1st it won’t be because we aren’t fighting. We sure are showing the Huns the old steel and they run like deer. They know that they have a dozen to our one to fight. Our eats are very good and thank God I can eat at anytime I get it. Mac, tell all the boys the old War hero was asking for them and will be back next Fourth of July to see them all. As ever your old friend, Wagoner Neil V. Gallagher, 30th Infantry Supply Co.,

10-2-1918             About twenty young men from town left for Allentown this morning to enlist in the United States Navy.

                                A letter from Wash Zullick was published in the Daily Times yesterday. Here is one from his brother Michael Zullick sent to Edward Riley: France, Aug 12, 1918, Dear Friend: I received your letter of July 12th 1918 and was very glad to hear from you, Eddie, and glad to hear you are all well over there. I am feeling good at present and hoping these few lines finds you the same over there. So the good old town is standing good, only its dead, and all the boys left for over here. I wish I could meet some of them over here, but poor hopes of meeting them. I am over here going on five months and never came across any boys from our town. I know where they are just the same, old boy, let it to the Yanks and they will do the rest and they are doing it, and the Huns know it. The Americans got them on the run. I suppose you heard and read it in the papers what they are doing. The Huns are advancing toward Berlin. Say, Eddie, I could write more than one slip of paper but its no use. They would tear it up so I can’t give you much news whatsoever, so don’t expect me to write big letters because if I could I would and you know I am not over here for to write letters but---. So enclosed in same letter you will find a souvenir handkerchief for your dear mother from a soldier boy from some where in France. Remembrance of me and later I will send you one but have patience Eddie and yours I will send next. So I hope your mother will be pleased with this souvenir till I come home with the real one. So I think I will bring my letter to a close like the Frenchmen say over here-Finish. So here’s my best regards to all and also your sweetheart, Eddie Hazel and hoping to hear from you in the nearest future. I remain as ever your friend, Yours respectfully, Michael Zullick. Regards to Harry Meese, Eldridge Pallie Smith, Pantcho, Berchock. I can’t mention all of them, but to all I will say tell them if you please.

10-3-1918            H. I. Fisher expects fresh fish at his market Friday morning.

                                John Smuthers, a U. S. soldier died yesterday at his home in Woodbury N.J. of pneumonia, aged 23 years. He underwent an operation at Camp Dix. N. J. and was allowed to go to his home to recuperate developing pneumonia in the meantime. He will be buried at Nesquehoning where the body of his mother rests, the remains to arrive tomorrow and funeral Saturday from the home of his aunt, Mrs. Edward McGinley, with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart.

10-5-1918             Found. A bunch of keys. Apply Carl Cortez, barber shop

                                Mealy’s Liquor Store went over the top yesterday in the purchase of Liberty Bonds, each one of the employees subscribing their quota.

                                The funeral of Private John Smuthers, of Woodbury, N.J. was held at 9 a.m. today with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart of which Rev. O’Connor was the celebrant. He was a member of Battery C, 2nd N.J. Field Artillery and the following were detailed to attend the funeral: Lieutenant George R. Gosland, Sergeant Howard Bayne, and Corporals George Sellin, Samuel Power, Ray Archutt. The pall bearers were as follows: Sergeant Bayne, Corporals Sellin and Archutt, John Cadden, Frank McGorry and Berard Dugan. Flower bearers, Corporal Powers, John P. Callen and John Yocovilla.

                                Harvest Festival services will be held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at 10:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. tomorrow. The church will be handsomely decorated with the season’s products, flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables in abundance. The pastor will preach appropriate sermons. At 2 p.m. Rally Day exercises will be held. An address will be delivered by the Rev. C. Wesley Marquardt, of Lehighton, one of the leading ministers of the United Evangelical church. A souvenir will be presented to all who come. Make it a record day by your attendance.

                                The Nesquehoning Branch of the Dimmick Memorial Library has celebrated its second birthday by subscriptions to Leslie’s Weekly, The National Geographic and St. Nicholas Magazines. In addition to these, the Library receives as gifts The American, The Review of Reviews, Woman’s Home Companion and Youth’s Companion. One copy of a magazine may be taken on a card with either one or two books. New books are added each month.

                                Saloons and theatres are closed, public meetings not allowed. It is directed to close all public places of entertainment including theatres, moving picture establishments, saloons and dance halls, and to prohibit all meetings of every description until further notice. If necessary placard all doors leading to places enumerated ‘Closed by Order of the State Commissioner of Health.’ It will, for the present and subject to further order from this department, be left to the judgment of local health authorities as to whether or not the public schools, Sunday schools and churches be closed. If in the case of the schools, children are under medical supervision and those having coughs and colds are excluded from attendance, there would not appear to be the same for directing the closure of such places. The question of closing schools and churches will be decided on the progress of the disease. Prohibit visiting of the sick, except to those who are desperately ill, then admit near relatives only, make funerals private.    

10-11-1918           Thomas Autton, of Frankforo Pa., and wife, are visiting the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ronemus, Mr. Autton has just recovered from an attack of Spanish influenza.

                                The Nesquehoning Hose Company takes this opportunity of thanking the people of Nesquehoning for subscribing so generously to liquidate the debt on the Chemical Engine. The subscription amounted to $1000, which is enough to pay for the chemical engine and make some needed improvements to the building. J. S. Ronemus, Chairman.

10-18-1918           The influenza is spreading here. Quite a few new cases were reported today. An open-air meeting will be held at Hose House Square this evening at 8 o’clock to take steps to check the spread of the disease. Every citizen is urged to attend. Timely action will spare the lives of those you hold nearest and dearest.

10-23-1918           An eight year old daughter of Master Aelosky died yesterday of diphtheria. Funeral private today.

                                Martin Delinsky died yesterday of pneumonia, aged 28, Funeral private today.

                                There are 52 homes placarded here for the “flu.” Anything that appears like the disease is quarantined. Safety first is the motto employed by the vigilant health authorities. Miss Ida Barnhart, a schoolteacher, was taken to the emergency hospital, Coaldale, her condition was serious. Dr. J.K. Young, of Lansford was here today relative to opening of a temporary hospital in Ferko’s Hall. There is a large foreign population here and in the event of an outbreak of the disease among them; it is feared they couldn’t be amply accommodated in the absence of a local hospital. An army doctor has arrived and is assisting in ministering to the victims.

10-24-1918           Virgie, beloved wife of Edward Melker and daughter of Harry and Jennie Barnhart (nee Ulshafer) died at her home on Wednesday evening of pneumonia following an attack of influenza. Her death was a shock to the community as everyone held her in high esteem who knew her in her death there is the loss of a dutiful daughter, a loving wife, a kind sister and a good neighbor. Her age was 23 years and one month. She was united in marriage to Mr. Melker on Feb. 5, 1917 at the Lutheran Church of town of which both she and her husband are faithful members. Sad features of the case are that her husband is confined to bed with illness and another sister, Ida Barnhart is a patient at the Emergency Hospital. Two other small sisters Ellen and Isabel are also ill. Two other brothers Howard and George survive. The funeral will be held from her late home on Saturday at 2 p.m. With private services conducted by her pastor. Rev. F. E. Reichard. Funeral arrangements by Undertaker Kuebler of Summit Hill

10-29-1918           The “flu” situation here while serious has eased up a little. There are about 200 cases, only about one fourth being confined to the native element. Lieutenant Bartley of the U. S. Army is working among the victims of New Columbus where there are quite a number of cases. It is believed and generally conceded that but for the precautions taken by the local board of health, the disease would have been much more serious and fatal. It resulted in reducing them to the minimum. Miss Ida Barnhart was discharged from the Hospital on Saturday. A number of schoolteachers are engaged in nursing the sick and are doing good work. All wear masks.

10-31-1918           The “flu” is very serious at Little Italy and New Columbus. Quite a few deaths have resulted. Yesterday the employees of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company took up a collection for the victims and the sum of $1200 was realized. There wasn’t a protest. On the contrary each one gave cheerfully and liberally and without hesitation. It reflected their humane principle. Part of this money will be applied to defraying the expense of patients taken to Coaldale emergency hospital.

11-1-1918             Mrs. Richard Milford is moving to Hazleton where her husband has been employed for the past few months.

                                Harrison Bond is occupying the home vacated by Mrs. Milford.

                                George Lynn has located in Philadelphia and Ben Oxley moved into the house vacated by Mr. Lynn.

                                Frank Bliss is janitor at the High School Building, John Watkins resigned.

                                Howard Miller is laid up on account of an injury sustained in foot ball game having been accidentally kicked in the side.

                                The plague has laid its heavy hand upon and claimed as its mortal victim one of our popular and beloved young women in the person of Margaret, wife of Thomas E.  McCaffrey, proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, who expired of pneumonia at 5:15 p.m. yesterday, aged 27 years. Her death is a shock to the community that is reflected in the somber countenance of all who knew her. They are grief stricken by her untimely death. It is difficult for them to realize that she who but a few days before was in the bloom of youth and vigorous health now lies cold in death. She died a martyr to duty. Nursing her husband through a siege of influenza she contracted the dreaded malady and although waging a vigorous battle of resistance, she finally succumbed to its fatal ravages. She was of an affable disposition. Cheerful and pleasant at all times and under all circumstances she endeared herself to a host of ardent friends who are bowed in grief over the loss they have sustained in the death of a kind, affectionate and sympathetic friend. She was born at Bloomsburg, and besides her husband, her mother, Mrs. Mary Krug, of Washington D.C. who was at her bedside when she died, the following sisters and brothers survive: Grace Krug, Mrs. Arthur Webber, Washington, D.C.; George, of Wilkes Barre, Mrs. Nan McGregor, New York, Charles, of Hammond, Ind., Paul and William Krug, Mrs. Joseph Steinbery, Mrs. Henry Jones Berwick, Mrs. Harry Beishlime, Bethlehem, Mrs. Morris Kevser, Racine, Wis., and Harry of General Pershing’s forces in France. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment in the Sacred Heart cemetery at Nesquehoning.

11-4-1918             Mrs. Thomas Lawlor and daughter Bessie returned to Philadelphia after attending the funeral of Mrs. T. E. McCaffrey

                                Mrs. Arthur Webber and Miss Grace Krug returned to Washington D.C. after attending the funeral of their sister, Mrs. T. E. McCaffrey.

                                Tim Boyle, of Nesquehoning, was amazed to find a bush of huckleberries bearing a second crop in the woods near his home. The berries were green and somewhat withered by the frost. This is unusual but is believed to be due to the mild weather.

                                The funeral of Margaret, wife of T. E. McCaffrey, was held Saturday at 2 p.m. Services were conducted by Rev. J. L. O’Connor interment was made in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. The following were pall bearers: Ralph Corby, Frank McGorry, Thomas Curry, John Watkins, Thomas Davis, John Wisley. Flower bearers, D. Ronemus, D. Owens, R. Measures, B. Washbourne, James Coll, George Pauff, John Cadden and August Mahrer.

11-6-1918             George Thomas, of the firm of Thomas Bros. Contractors, is moving his family to Woodbury, N. J. where Mr. Thomas has been employed on government work. 

                                Private Patrick Gillespie, of Camp Dix, spent a brief furlough home, preparatory to going across.

                                The many friends of Mrs. Harry Hughes will learn with delight of her recovery after a precarious illness.

                                Harry Hughes received a letter from his brother George Hughes in France. George enclosed a small piece of French money equal to 50 cents in the letter.

                                Wm Steventon, Joseph Sniscak and Milford McElmoyle, of town, comprise a hunting party which will come back from the trip with wonderful tales to tell.

                                Ellsworth Beltz who had been living in Allentown for the past few months is back again in town.

                                Edward Melker whose wife died recently is breaking up housekeeping.

                                Great praise is given the little band of public school teachers who have served as practical nurses during the epidemic which has spread through Nesquehoning.

11-7-1918             Germany Surrenders. After three hours conference sign armistice which declares world war at an end. Germany agrees to lay down her arms, demobilize, surrender her navy and forts to the allied commanders. She cannot renew the war. She can sit at the peace conference, but take only what is granted her. While actual fighting has ceased, it will be necessary to keep our troops abroad indefinitely in order to preserve peace in the conquered countries and provide for whatever new form of government the affected people adopt or devise it will be a radical change from monarchial to constitutional government. Russia is still a source of trouble. It is expected the Bolsheviki will now surrender and make the peace of the world complete.

11-8-1918             Prices at Cut Rate Meat Market at Nesquehoning. Chuck Roast 30c lb. Rib Roast 32c lb. Pork Butts 37c lb. All Steaks 37c lb. Pork Loins 44c lb. Fresh Hams 38c lb. Leg of Lamb 37c lb. Spring Lamb 32c lb. Frankfurters 27c lb. Smoked Sausage 26c lb. Fresh Sausage 35c lb. Rib Boiling Meat 22c lb.

11-8-1918             Miss Rose Smith, who was ill is able to be around again.

                                Mrs. Wm McArdle has received a handsome table cover from her son James in France. It is a beautiful piece of handiwork.

                                The following interesting letter is from Lloyd Granger in France, 10-8-1918. Dear Brother and Family: I guess you are looking for mail from me and wondering what’s the matter. I guess you know how it is over here, there was not much letter writing with us the last month. We were too busy with Fritz. And don’t think we’re not making it hot for him. But he comes back at us with his gas and I happen to be lucky enough to get some. But not bad. I am in a hospital at a place called Vichy the last two weeks and expect to be on the line soon again. This place Vichy I am in is one of the finest places in France. I guess you have heard of the Vichy water. They have it all over the States. I don’t know whether I will see any more fighting or not. For I see in yesterday’s papers where Germany and her allies want peace. They know if they don’t stop now in another month we will be in Berlin. Chester, I had some experience in the big drive. Three Germans had me in a trap and were coming right at me and I thought here is where I get it. But I don’t know what happened to me I went right at him like a lion, I shot one and by that time the other two were up to me. I started to run at them and they stopped and I run my bayonet right through one and the other made a pass at me and missed me. And when he saw all the rest was down he tried to get away. He started to run and I was all in. So I thought I won’t run after you I’ll get you with a bullet, so I loaded my gun and let go at him. You ought to see him go down just like a big tree. That ended the day and the next day I found myself in a hospital and I am in one ever since. Well if the Kaiser gives in we will be home by the first of the year and then I can tell you all. But if he don’t I’ll have to try my luck at them again. I must close for it’s near suppertime and in a hospital you must be on the job. Give my regards to all and tell mother not to worry. I remain your loving brother, Private Lloyd Grainger, Co. E 307 Engineers, American Forces in France.

11-9-1918             Bernard Dugan, who sustained a fracture of the leg at work at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company colliery is reported doing well.

                                David Jones was taken to the Hazleton Hospital yesterday to undergo an operation.

                                Robert Oster, a youth, fell from a second story, sustaining severe body bruises.

                                Philip Bonner is confined to his home with illness.

                                The Methodist Church will be reopened for divine services on Sunday (tomorrow) at 10:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sunday school at 2 p.m. and quarterly Conference at 3 p.m. with Rev. Dr. George H. Bickley presiding. After being closed for one month on account of the serious epidemic of influenza, the church should be filled all day with worshippers anxious to give thanks to Almighty God for deliverance from the plaque. Come and join in a service of personal thanksgiving.

                                David S. Jenkins, of Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, who enlisted three months ago in the ambulance corps has been promoted to First Corporal.

11-16-1918           Andrew Conzgha died yesterday of pneumonia. His parents survive and the following children: George, Peter, Joseph, John and Jerome. The burial will be made as soon as the arrival of a casket.

                                John Stikandy’s auto was damaged at Hazleton yesterday as a result of a contractor running his machine into it.

                                Sunday services in Meed’s Memorial Methodist Church, 10:30 Holy Communion; 6:45 Patriotic Service. The pastor will speak on the topic: “The End of the War.” The Boy Scouts will parade to the church from their headquarters. Scoutmaster Roderick Bliss, a returned soldier of the 64th Infantry will read the honor roll of forty-nine names. Special seats will be reserved for the relatives of our gallant soldiers. The choir will render patriotic music. Other interesting features. Come early to secure a seat.

11-23-1918           John Kendersich died this morning of influenza. He is survived by two children. His wife preceded him in death some time ago.

                                Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Sparich, a son.

                                Mr. And Mrs. John Dolon left for their new home in Philadelphia. Mr. Dolon was well known as an undertaker in town, being associated with Vincent Quinn, of Lansford.

                                Miller, the farmer, will have for sale at the Eagle Hotel, on Monday at 10 a.m. a wagonload of guaranteed solid cabbage for sauerkraut, which he will sell for 2 ½ cents per lb.

                                The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company face the winter with an immense amount of “dead work” to do, a task that means paying out wages to miners without any increase in tonnage to make up the difference. This “dead work” is necessary as inside working to overcome the robbing and hurried operations that were necessary during the war to get out a large output. Steady time for miners is promised by this condition and the job ahead will eat largely into the war profits made by some coal companies. Culm banks, strippings and easy robbing operations boosted the tonnage but these means of pushing production will soon be at an end. The “velvet” is about all gone and the new work necessary will eat into the reserve funds permitted by the government under the income tax provisions.

                                Mine Hands Now Get Big Wages. The advance in wages granted the miners Nov. 1 was figured out by district officials of the United Mine Workers. Each rate was figured separately and is as follows: Gangway laborers, ten hour basis $5.10. Outside laborers will receive $20.04 for six eight hour shifts or $4.19 for ten hours. Company miners $4.58 to $4.64 for eight hours. Company laborers, eight hour basis $4.16. Laborers for stripping contractors will earn $25.14 a week, working ten hours daily. The wages are the highest ever paid in the anthracite trade and now compare favorably with those of war industries. The men will receive the increase when the various coal companies pay their employees next week. Some of the monthly hands who are not affiliated with the United Mine Workers claim that their increase is not what they expected it to be.

11-26-1918           Miss Gertrude L. Brocious is in Allentown taking care of her sister, Mrs. G. A. Breader, who has been seriously ill, but is rapidly improving and is declared out of danger.

                                Mrs. Leo Lindenfelser, of Franklin, Pa., and Mrs. Jane Milford, of Hazleton, are visiting their mother, Mrs. Mary Simmons, who is seriously ill.

                                The Forty Hours Devotion came to a close in the Church of the Sacred Heart this morning with unprecedented attendance.

                                Mrs. John Gallagher received a message from the war department today announcing that her son Neil Gallagher was missing in action since Oct. 9. She, however, had letters from him Oct. 28 and 29 in which he stated he was safe and well.

                                Daniel Kin died last night of influenza, aged 22 years. He leaves a widow. Deceased came here from Passaic, N.J. Funeral tomorrow morning with interment in the Greek Catholic Cemetery.

11-27-1918           George Hughes has received a German aviator’s helmet from his son George who is with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. The helmet is on exhibition at Campbell’s drug store.

                                Walter Watkins was burned as a result of a gas explosion at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company shaft yesterday. He is at his home.

                                The many friends of Joseph Norwood will be pleased to hear of his being promoted to corporal.

                                Mrs. William McArdle has received letters from her sons James and Bernard. Both are well.

                                Mrs. Albert Granger has received letters from her son Lloyd, He is in a hospital being convalescent having been gassed recently.

                                Mrs. Wm McArdle has received a beautiful souvenir handkerchief from her son Bernard who is somewhere in France.

                                Mrs. Simmons, the aged mother of Ralph Simmons, is seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Norwood.

                                Patrick Smith has bought a beautiful graphonola for his home.

                                Evan, the five year old son of J. Morgan, who was critically ill with tonsillitis is now on the road to recovery.

                                Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Morgan is recovering from an attack of appendicitis.

                                Letter from Hugo Diehl, Somewhere in France, October 24, 1918. Dear Parents: I received eight letters from home and the bundle of daily papers. Its been a long time since I have heard from you, so you can imagine how glad I was to receive them. The weather over here gives a fellow the blues, its always raining. Dad, I still have the itch, all the cooties. I wish I could get rid of them but we all have them. You would laugh if you were among us. As soon as we get awake in the morning one fellow will say Bon Jour which means in French, how’s the Itch?  It sure is awful but outside of this I am in the best of health. Now folks I must tell you some of my experiences when I was at the Chateau Theirry Front. Out outfit was building telegraph lines, you probably have read about us in the papers. One nice morning in August we were going to Fismes to put up our lines. We usually carry a high pole on the rear of our truck and when we got near to a certain town on that front out truck was exposed to Boche observation. We did no go very far till the Boche saw us. He threw a roaring barrage at the road to cut us off from going any further. The man in charge of the truck said he would try to go on the road between shells. He tried to but Fritz was throwing them over every few seconds. When he saw we could not get by he backed up the truck and went down the road about 300 yards, cut through a wheat field which was camouflaged pretty well, then Fritz lost all sight of us. We got to our destination well and sound, all of us raving to work in spite of his 12 inch shells. We unloaded our truck and started to work. All at once we heard a Boche airplane above us. He started to give the Boche artillery range on our working party. Then all of a sudden the Boche artillery opened up on us. Dad! It was some barrage. There was a shell in the air every three seconds for 2 ½ hours. We all ran to a dugout and stayed there till the shelling was over. He threw gas shells and shrapnel shells and shrapnel was flying around the dugout awful thick. When we came out of the dugout, I wish you could have seen the ground. There was a shell crater every couple of feet. When a shell would hit the ground it was almost like an earthquake. If we were not braced up against the dugout the shock would knock us off our feet. Dad, I was waiting every minute for a shell to hit our dugout. If it had you could bet that your son would be among the missing. It sure does make a fellow think of home and loved ones. It was mother’s good prayers that saved me many a time. Fritz did not get any of us in this raid which I call a miracle. After everything was over and the airplane disappeared we all took our gas masks off and felt full of pep started in to finish the work with good results for the rest of the day. I could tell you a whole lot more of my experiences and the narrow escapes but will tell them all when I get home. I don’t think it will last much longer and when this war is over and the Huns are licked we will all have a good time. Well, I will close now as the Boche still calls around to drop a few lemon drops and oranges on us from his airplane at night time. He may come now any minute. I can always tell when he comes by the sound of his motor. I got that down pat. Give my regards to all my relatives and friends. Good-bye and good luck to all. From Private Hugo J. Diehl, Co.C 52nd Telegraph Battalion Signal Corps. A. E. F.

                                Letter From James McArdle. The following letter is from the pen of James McArdle in France to his parents here: October 26, 1918, Dear Mother and Father, Just to acknowledge receipt of your welcome letters of Sept 26 and Oct. 3, enclosing the Daily Times of said dates of which I enjoyed very much. Allow me to say the Daily Times is read by boys who regard it as their home paper as they are natives of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Frisco. But all regret very much at missing the dances at the Flagstaff. Of course we often attend dances, that is to say rather informal affairs, where Tuxedoes and silk hats are very seldom seen. Instead we find much comfort in our own iron millinery which makes their gatherings rather safe. Well mother and father I read with much pleasure of the great success the fourth Liberty Loan is making in that dear old Valley which means the more subscribed the more we can feed the guns, as they are pretty big eaters, especially at meal time which means all the time. In regards to the Liberty Sing being held in Mauch Chunk and Nesquehoning it must have been a grand and inspiring sight and it makes the boys over here feel good to know the folks back there are sacrificing so much of their time and money for such a worthy cause. I also read about a lot of the young fellows joining the navy and will say that the navy affords fine opportunities. I read the letter Bernie sent to Mac, but thought it rather brief. Of course at the best of times he is no “bear” at penning his thoughts. I guess he could tell some very interesting tales as the last I Heard from him about a month ago. I read between the lines and figured he was up in the big show too. I an sending you a copy of the “Stars and Stripes” with this letter and I am sure it will afford some very interesting reading and all very true and official news. You may read about a great American vaudeville star, namely, Miss Margaret Mayo and her cast which put on a show for us a few nights ago up in a sector thickly populated by Yank troops. To say it was a great show is only putting it mild, as it was the kind that Broadway yearns for and it sure was enjoyed by thousands of us right out in the rain and mud. But we felt as though we were occupying a box seat. Of course it consisted of sitting on the limb of a nice big oak, while those stars, including Miss Meredith of moving picture fame, came through with a few real songs followed by Miss Elizabeth Brice who informed us how to act while dining in Berlin Xmas. Then came that funny Bill Morrisey assisted by Tommy Carey who just held that crowd spell bound and then Mr. Raymond Walker who demonstrated to us that a piano can talk. He is real honest to God good. But getting that far, Fritz got a little naughty if not jealous and sent over some gas which had a little defect on Miss Mayo, but right here I an not going into details as the “Stars and Stripes” will tell the rest. But we had a fine time and in reading about it you can have an idea of where “yours truly” is. I was very glad to know Frank Owens met Dugan. I won’t be so fortunate and if such ever happens I feel as though there will be two Yanks facing a court martial. But I guess that’s my luck. If it ever rains soup I know I’ll be right there with a big fork, but I must admit since that first drive in July our company or all that is left of it have done some tall traveling, mostly hiking and using those ever celebrated tools – pick and shovel. We are attached to the 3rd Division and you may have read of that Scrappy Division. Some class what I Mean. Our company is blessed with such talent as the well known Holdridge and McCartin, Andrews and Williams and Carl and Demaris formerly of screen fame. The above named boys are well known to the followers of Keith and Pantages Vaudeville Circuits and often we put on a little show of our own. Despite the actions of “Jerry” who takes great pride in trying to shoot things to pieces, a few of our company at present including myself are suffering from that dreaded plague, Spanish Influenza and for myself I would sooner have the small pox. Well mother it fills me with great pride in knowing that you and dad are sharing the best of health and trusting we may soon come in contact with some of those good eats Bernie raves about. Well this means I must conclude this chapter by hoping to hear from you soon. Remember me to all my pals. As ever, I remain, Your loving son, Jimmie McArdle, 325 Bky. Co., A.P.O. 717, A.E.F. France.

11-29-1918           Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reese are reported sick.

                                Frank York, Esq., Con Hartneady are home from the army camps, Mr. York having received an honorable discharge.

                                Lost – A red heifer with white spots all over body, 4 inch horns. Reward Steve Yurchaac, Nesquehoning.                      Mrs. Margaret Simmons, wife of the late James Simmons, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Norwood at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, aged 84 years. She is survived by the following: one brother William and sister Elizabeth Jones, both of England, and the following children: Mrs. Richard Milford, Hazleton, Mrs. Byron Marble Los Angeles Cal, Mrs. Harry Lindenfelser, Franklin, Pa.; Prof John L. Simmons, Greenburg, Pa.; Mrs. Albert Granger, Mrs. Albert Norwood, Ralph Simmons, Nesquehoning; Fifteen grand children and 20 great grand children. Funeral will take place on Saturday. Services at the house by Rev. Boughey at 1 p.m. Autos will convey the remains to Hazleton where burial will take place.

                                Andrew Skarchock died last night at 9:30 o’clock of pneumonia following an attack of the “flu.” He was stricken Monday. He resided with his sister Mrs. Nicholas Lopato, who survives, along with his parents in Europe, and a brother John with the U.S. Army in France. Funeral on Sunday. He was aged 21 years and was engaged to Miss Mary Meazok, of East Mauch Chunk.

                                Joseph, the six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Peallo, of Little Italy, died this morning. Funeral tomorrow at 10 a.m. Interment in the Sacred Heart cemetery.

                                Miss Annie Maurer, of Nesquehoning, and William Ripkey, of Mauch Chunk, were married at the home of the bride yesterday by Rev. Boughey, of the M. E. Church. Following a reception and wedding feast the young couple left for Buffalo, N.Y., last night as their honeymoon trip.

11-30-1918           The funeral of Andrew Skarchok was held this morning with interment in the Greek Catholic cemetery.

                                The funeral of Joseph, infant son of Thomas Peallo, was held with a mass in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at Little Italy at 10:00 today. Interment in the Sacred Heart cemetery.

                                One of Adam Bechtel’s children’s down with the “flu.”

                                The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Simmons was held at 2 p.m. today, services were conducted by Rev. Boughey of the M. E. Church after which the cortege proceeded by auto to Hazleton where interment was made.

                                Letter from Bernard McArdle. The following letter was written by Bernard McArdle to his aunt and uncle from somewhere in France: Nov. 9, 1918. Dear Aunt and Uncle: A few lines to let you all know I am feeling fine and I hope this finds you all in as good as health as I am at present. I still have a big appetite and can eat anything even nails and every once in a while a little wine or as they call it, Vin Bookoo Vin. I received two letters from you and was glad to hear from you. That old “flu” must have hit the town right. Well, it is all over the world. The doctors say you need lots of air in the rooms you are in as they claim crowded rooms is the way to get it. Well the place where I sleep has lots of air, because there is no sides to it, only thing there is to the place is a roof. Sunday I attended Mass I was also at communion. I received a letter from Dugan and I answered it right away. Next pay day I will send you a little handkerchief. I was going to write to Aunt Rose but this is the first paper and envelope I had in over a week, I got four envelopes and papers yesterday and that is supposed to last a month, so you can see you don’t have any chance to write anyone you would like. I wrote three letters last night and this one to you takes up my four envelopes. I will manage to get some more before the month is up. I was struck when I read about Demott and Jim O’Connell. I’m getting the papers very regularly. It is raining here now, of course that is nothing new as it rains about five days a week. The eats are fairly good but as I don’t care what is put in front of me I sure can eat it. I get lots of tobacco and cigs. Now the only thing gets me is washing clothes in ice water. I do have lots of time to write but things are not very handy and then besides short of paper. We had a blow out the other night and we sure had a fine time. Among the eats we had pie and that is a word that is not know much here. Well now as there is no more to say I will come to a close by hoping you all keep well and good health, I am as ever Bernard McArdle, Battery C, 311 F. A. American E. F. France.

12-2-1918             Went Over The Top Six Times. Corporal Thomas Richards Of Nesquehoning Only Gassed, Was Never Wounded. Charles Richards, of Nesquehoning, is in receipt of the following interesting letter from his brother Corporal Thomas Richards in France, Oct 26, 1918.  Dear Brother: A few lines again letting you know I am well, hope you are the same. I received your latter a few days ago and was glad to hear from you. I haven’t got any news that is new. It’s the same old thing every time I write. I am in the hospital again with another dose of the Kaisers gas. We went over the top again and it seems if they shoot any gas over at us I generally get my share, but as far as that is concerned, they haven’t hurt me a dam bit. That’s all they will do is stand back and shoot gas or run when they see you coming. They are poor sports. Well as far as the war is gone. I sure had my share of it. Six times over the top, that is going some without receiving a bullet wound only the little gas I am getting. The French think if they go over twice a year they are fighting some, that is why the dam war was going on so long. Now its we who are fighting and we got them back on ground that they had since 1914, ground that a battle was never fought on. We took ground from the Dutch in three months what they were fighting four years for. Well Rocks I see where Ells is gone away, but I hope he never has to come over in this Hell Hole. He can’t stand it I am sure. He wrote me a letter telling me he liked it all right, but he will change in a little while. I am over in this country 13 months. I landed on the 20th of September 1917. Now it is the 26 of October 1918 and I am still over here and it took us 14 days to cross the water dodging submarines. It sure was hell, now it is a dam side worse. Well I guess you are getting ready for the big holidays again over in America. Of course in this country nothing like that ever come. I don’t believe they know of such a day as Xmas. Well I hope you all have a big time. I know I wont and don’t forget Ells with a little present. He will be home sick around Christmas time. It sure is hell to be away around the holidays. Well I guess I will close for this time. Hoping to hear from you again soon. With love and best wishes from your Brother Ty. Corporal Thomas Richards. Co. G 23 Inf. A. E. F.

12-4-1918             Charles McGeehan is reported seriously ill.

                                Miss Rose Marino, a teacher at Little Italy, is seriously ill.

                                T. E. McCaffrey has received a letter from John Mink announcing that he was shot in the left hand and was recovering. He is with the 315th Infantry, 79 division.

                                The parents of Herman Matson at Hauto today were notified by the war department of his death by pneumonia Nov 7. He was of Co. A, 315th infantry, 79 division and had the honor of going over the top twice.

                                On account of the recurrence of the “flu” epidemic, the board of health last night directed the closing of the theatres and schools until further notice. Over 100 cases are reported. It is quite fatal among the foreign element. The precaution taken meets with general approval.

                                Vincent Mulligan was discharged from Camp Lee, Va., today M. P. Koomar, chief clerk of local board No. 1 sent him away from Mauch Chunk with a smile and greeted him with a smile on his return today, so Vincent said.

                                Martin Melker Writes From Base Hospital. William J. McGorry, of Nesquehoning, is in receipt of the following interesting letter from Martin Melker over there: Base Hospital 56 A. Somewhere in France October 13, 1918. Friend Bill: I received a letter from my brother Jack the other day and he told me that you wanted my address. I wrote to you several times since I’m over here so its funny if you didn’t hear from me. I guess you know that I’m in the hospital, got hit in the foot by a piece of shell on July 28, or 11 weeks today. I’m getting along pretty good and ought to be OK in a few weeks. How is the world treating you Bill? Having a good time I suppose, well so am I just now, I was going to write to you several times since I’m in the hospital, but as I had written to you several times and got no answer I thought if you can’t take a few minutes time to drop me a few lines, neither can I. I also wrote to John Boner several times. When you see him ask him if he heard from me. My sister sent me James Cadden’s address and believe me, I was surprised to hear that he was over here. I wrote to him immediately. I didn’t get any mail for 11 weeks, but I got 16 letters on Thursday. They were near all June and July so I guess I’ll be getting some August and September mail soon. The worst of getting wounded is you have to wait so long for your mail, and I doubt if there is anything a fellow over here would rather get than a letter from home or some friend. I’m writhing this in the Red Cross hut. I don’t know what I’d do if it wasn’t for this hut, got an organ, victrola, magazines, papers, writing materials, etc., and then you can buy cigars, cigarettes, tobacco and almost anything except candy, that’s one thing that’s hard to get in this country. I’m sure we all appreciate the work that the Red Cross and all the other organizations are doing over here. When I came to this hospital there wasn’t a sign of a hut, now they have one for every base and as there are about a dozen base hospitals that’s how many huts they have. This is an awful big place, there are hundreds of one story frame buildings or wards and each ward got 64 beds so you see they can take care of some men. I think its supposed to be able to care for about 15,000 and there must be near that many here. It looks more like a training camp than a hospital. I was among the first that came here but there was hardly a day since that there wasn’t one or two trains coming in. I’ll tell you the doctors and nurses got their hands full. I met George Lukish (he’s the first one I met from Nesquehoning over here) three weeks ago. He landed in my ward. I was talking to him awhile before I asked if he knew me. He asked me where I was from and I said Eastern Pennsylvania. He said, you’re young Melker aint you. I said yes and by gosh your Lukish. We shook hands and had a good chat. I suppose you know him Bill, he used to drive mules in the drift. He belongs to the Marines. He left for the convalescent camp the other day so I don’t see him very often any more. I guess this will be all this time. Hoping to hear from you soon. Hope you get this letter if you didn’t get the others. Private Martin Melker, Co. I. 109 infantry A. E. F. P.S.- We are having lot of rain this is the awfulest country I ever seen for rain, when it starts it don’t know when to stop. Well I’ll have to beat it now if I want to get any dinner. So-long.

12-5-1918             Metro Smelock died at 9:30 a. m. today of the “flu”, aged 32 years. A widow and one child survive.

                                Carrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Bechtel, died at noon today of the “flu,” aged 14 years.

                                John Donegan has received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army and has arrived home.

                                George Kishbaugh has arrived in New York with the American Aero force from “over there” and writes he will soon be home.

                                Edwin Jenkins was injured at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company colliery, sustaining a sprain of the arm and fracture of the ribs.

                                The “flu” continues to remain serious here, but it is hoped with a cold spell that it will soon abate.

12-7-1918             Mauch Chunk Township Liquor License Applications. Bloomingdale- Edith Nicholas, Tavern; George W. Creitz, tavern. Hacklebernie- Joseph Lukazas, tavern. Nesquehoning- Michael York, tavern; Fritz Ferko, tavern; John Skakandy, tavern; Stephen M. Kitchena, tavern; John Setar, tavern; John Fabian, tavern; Stephen Sniscak, wholesale; John Ruyak, tavern; John G. Mealey, wholesale; Thomas E. McCaffrey, tavern; Martin Legany, tavern

12-10-1918           Saloons are ordered closed at Nesquehoning by board of health on account of critical “flu” epidemic. The Board of Health ordered the closing of the saloons last night on account of the outbreak of influenza. There are 280 cases and deaths occurring daily. The situation is grave. Whole families are afflicted. Two deaths have occurred in some families. In a number of families there is no mother or no father to attend the stricken of their own homes. Mothers and fathers who should be in bed are ministering to their sick. It is especially bad among the foreign element. The people of the community are doing their utmost to aid the victims. The schools being closed, teachers are engaged in nursing. There is a great need for an emergency hospital. It would undoubtedly result in the saving of lives. The State should send aid. It would be a blessing if any benevolent or humane institution would help out in the emergency. The cause is there. Those helpless suffering men, women and children appeal for aid, but are denied it as they should receive it. Only the schools and moving picture places were at first closed, but the situation becoming worse it was decided to close the saloons also. Dr. Gromsky, a representative of the State Department of Health, made an investigation of the situation yesterday and advised more drastic steps to prevent the spread of the dreaded malady. E. J. Campbell, of the U.S.Navy was granted a ten days’ leave of absence on account of the “flu” epidemic. There is no druggist in town since he enlisted and the navy department was petitioned for his return under the circumstances. Every house where a case of the disease exists is quarantined. To enforce quarantine two State Troopers arrived today. They have limited sales at stores, only a few people being permitted to enter any store at one time. No ice cream or ice cream sodas or drinks will be allowed served in ice cream parlors. The purchaser must take the ice cream to his home. Only one person at a time will be permitted to enter candy stores. Health officer Zaengle reported 8 new cases of “flu” yesterday.

                                John S. Mealy has purchased a handsome new Dodge delivery truck. It is a beauty and attracts much favorable notice. Mr. Mealy ordered it because of his rapidly increasing business and for prompt delivery.

                                The funeral of Thomas Maury will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m., Rev. Boughey of the M. E. Church officiating.

                                The funeral of Miss Minnie Truran will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. and will be strictly private, Rev. Boughey will officiate at the cemetery.

12-11-1918           Flu Situation At Nesquehoning. State Troopers Arrive To Enforce Quarantine, To Limit Patrons Of Stores. The “flu” situation at Nesquehoning continues serious. One death occurred today, a foreigner, who leaves a widow and three children. Dr. Gromisky, a State representative and local health officer Henry Zaengle, are working hand in hand to check the spread of the disease. Every house where it exists is quarantined. To enforce quarantine two State Troopers arrived today. They have limited sales at stores, only a few people being permitted to enter any store at one time. No ice cream or ice cream sodas or drinks will be allowed served in ice cream parlors. The purchaser must take the ice cream to his home. Only one person at a time will be permitted to enter candy stores. Health officer Zaengle reported 8 new cases of “flu” yesterday. All being of a mild type. No new cases were reported today. There were a total of 197 cases up to and exclusive of yesterday’s developments.  

                                The funeral of Thomas Maury was held at 2 p.m. today, Rev. Boughey officiating. The Odd Fellows Lodge of Mauch Chunk held services at the grave. The pall bearers were Roy Ronemus, David Ronemus, H. J. Steventon, James Bradbury, Wesley Norwood and John Priestley.

12-12-1918           Catherine LoBaskeri, of Little Italy, died today of the “flu” aged 4 years.

                                Mary a two weeks’ old daughter of John Metsick died today.

                                The family of Patrick Hartneady are recovering from an attack of the “flu.”

                                Clarence Marsden is on the sick list.

                                Miss Josephine Branch is recovering from a siege of illness.

                                Mrs. Edith Treweek and children are ill.

                                Walter Zybroske died today of pneumonia, aged 42 years. A widow and two children survive.

                                An 18 month old son of Postmaster James McArdle and wife died yesterday of pneumonia. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. Strictly private.

                                The Red Cross volunteer nurses principally school teachers under the leadership of Miss Mary Branch have been rendering untold benefit during the “flu” epidemic. They continue their good work. They are real angels of mercy. It is incalculable the comfort and aid they have brought to the afflicted.

                                Letter from George Hughes. Miss Beatrice Hughes is in receipt of the following letter from her brother George in France. Somewhere in France, November 8, 1918. Dear Sister- Received your most welcome letter and words cannot express how glad I was to receive it. I was surprised to learn of some of the deaths that occurred, especially Jim O’Donnell and Margaret Melker. Well it is over at last and believe me there are none happier than we are at present. The French are joyous over the victory of the Allies and I can picture the state of affairs when word was received in the States that the armistice was signed the 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month. While hostilities ceased on the 11th of November, peace wasn’t really yet but it will eventually follow. The state of affairs in Germany is very upset now that the Kaiser has abdicated and the crown prince has waived his rights to the throne and took to their heels and have gone to Holland. No doubt the boys who are first to go home will get a rousing reception and they deserve it. But the epidemic might have some effect on it if in the meantime it is not checked which I hope it is. Just today I was talking to Jimmy Cadden, Fred Hooper, Jake Reabold and the fellows from the Hill and they are all fine, and eagerly await the time when “Homeward Bound” will not only be the most popular song but will be an actual fact. Much to my surprise the other day I received a box from Wanamaker in London and upon opening it found a box of delicious candies and two chocolate bars and sure did enjoy them. I cannot thank mother too much for her thoughtfulness and trouble in arranging so that I might get them. Celebrations galore were in full swing the last few nights and the sky was brightened with the flare of rockets and the shooting of signal or star shells, which just a few days before were used as signals, and the ammunition that was used to kill was made into bright lights and rockets. In one of the papers I read of how the joyful news was received in America and I think I can picture it. Then again there are two sides to a war, the bright side and the sad side, the gloomiest foreboding of the hideous war was the casualty list, but that was to be expected. It seems so strange not to hear the rumble of the guns but their activities go on just the same while the armies are over here

12-14-1918           Walter Zohronski, who died Wednesday was buried in the Greek Catholic cemetery this morning.

                                Thirteen new cases of “flu” were reported yesterday.

                                Herbert Lewis has returned from Virginia and is now a salesman at Joseph Cohen’s Jewelry Store.

                                Kate, daughter of Thomas Watkins, is reported seriously ill.

12-16-1918           Mrs. John Morgan left today for Philadelphia accompanied by her son Evan, who will undergo an operation at the University Hospital for the removal of his adenoids.

                                Frank Matrician died yesterday of pneumonia. He is survived by his widow and two children. He was an industrious man, only recently purchasing a property for his home. Another brother died of the same disease a few weeks ago.

                                Kate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watkins, died of pneumonia at 8:50 o’clock last night, aged 25 years. Besides her parents, the following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Rachel Faga, Miss Clara Watkins and William Watkins, at home; Stewart, of Elizabeth, N.J. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m.

                                Found – A valuable package last night on E.P. Railways car. Owner can have same by applying to Philip Bonner.

                                Mrs. John Shinton died last night of pneumonia. Her husband and two children survive. Sheldon and Bernice, also two brothers John and James Penberth, of Nesquehoning, and a sister Mrs. Sam Evans, Philadelphia. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m.

                                The funeral of Nellie, wife of John Kishbaugh, was held yesterday afternoon with interment in the Sacred Heart cemetery and services by Rev. J. L. O’Connor. The following were the pall bearers: John and Frank McGorry, John V. Cadden, Milford McElmoyle, George and Harry Pauff.

12-20-1918           William J. McGorry is in receipt of the following letter from Isidore F. Riley, in France. Dear Bill: I guess you think I have forgotten all about you since I left home, but I have often intended to write you a few lines. It seems there was always something to keep me busy. I have often thought of the good times we had together and I think Bill I will soon be back home again. The armistice was granted and I don’t think there will ever be any more fighting (thank God) for that. Well Bill I am glad that I was over here and able to do my bit. I sure have seen some of France and believe me I have learned an awful lot also. But it was a pretty hard life I will say. You moved from place to place by foot with a big pack on your back, gas mask and iron lid, rifle and hundred rounds of ammunition, a regular buro, believe me. So I am glad it is over. I just met Wilhelm and spent about a half hour with him. It was the first time I have seen him in about three months. George Miller was out working so I did not see him. Wilhelm met Bum Dugan a short time ago. I wish I was lucky enough to see some of the boys. The morning we moved up on this front, Cadden and Berrigan and them went over the top after (Jerry’s) from the trenches right ahead of us. I sure would liked to have seen them. I met Robert Bamford over here. He had been stationed right below us on the Chateau Thierry sector. That was some sector. We were stationed in a place that was under direct observation from the German lines and lived in place for about two weeks and then Jerry took a notion to hand us some and he sure did. He sent the shells over on a schedule from three to six shells every half hour all day long, some high explosives and some gas. It sure does give a fellow a creeping feeling the first time he gets under shellfire. We got our first shot at it in Bellau Woods shortly after the Marines went thru there. The Jerry’s sent their shells right into our camp. One big one went directly over my dog tent and hit the earth about twenty feet away and thank goodness it was a dead one and did not explode or I think my name would be on the Roll of Honor. That was our first experience and we have had many of them since. You should see the boys hit the ground when they heard those shells come singing thru the air. You never could call yourself safe for a shell was liable to bump you off any minute or an enemy plane drop a bomb on you or scoop down and open his machine gun on you which is often the case. On the Chateau Thierry sector where we were stationed for a while we were shelled all day and then air raided all night by the enemy. The first night we were in an air raid I was sleeping in an old house with a stone floor as a bed when they came over and circled around for awhile and then dropped a big bomb a little ways off from the house and that house sure did shake, got two eyes full of plaster. I moved outside until they left and if I ever said my prayers I said them then. For I sure thought my goose was cooked. But I got through that one and many more since unharmed. I have seen quite a few air battles between American and German air men, they are some fight to watch, see them planes duck and dive thru the air at each other and pretty soon you will see one or two come down thru the air headlong to the earth and I have seen a bunch of observation balloons get set on fire by air planes firing on them away up in the air and seen the observer jump out into the air and come down in a parachute. I will have to close Bill, hoping that your brother and father and all the folks are enjoying the best of health. Best wishes to all. Hoping to hear from you soon. Your pal, Riley. PS How is Pat and Frank York and remember me to Father John York if you meet him. Prvt. Isidore F. Riley, Co. C 27th Engrs. U. S. Army, France.

12-21-1918           The flu is subsiding gradually. There are now only 30 cases of which only a few are of a serious nature. The board of health meeting Monday night to decide on lifting the ban. It the situation warrants it will be lifted at that time. If not it will be continued. In the meantime the ban is on public places and public gatherings.

12-23-1918           The Eastern Penna. Railways Co. reduced the fare between Nesquehoning and Mauch Chunk to 9 cents. It was formerly 15 cents. Many people refused to ride the cars on account of the increase and on protest the fare was reduced.

12-24-1918           Sergeant Con Gallagher, of the U. S. Marines, a modest hero of the world war, limped into town from the naval hospital at Brooklyn, N. Y. last night. On July 19 at the battle of Seissons he was shot in the left leg by a machine gun bullet, the pellet lodging under his knee, from which it was extracted at a base hospital, and which he holds as a memento of the great battle. After being wounded he laid eight hours before aid was given him. In this battle they were five days without food. It was hell on earth. Shells, gas and shot fell all around them, but there was no stop to the brave marines. They attained their objective, but it was at an appalling sacrifice. Thousands upon thousands of the nation’s choices manhood fell fighting to the last ditch. Enemy air fleets swooped down upon them and rained machine gun fire upon them. Only the trained and bravest could stand up under such a withering fire and he gives unstinted credit to every man who participated. The undying and unyielding spirit of the men was best manifested when wounded. Hundreds’ escaped from the hospitals and returned to the first line trenches to resume fighting. They were classed as deserters until it was discovered they were fighting at the front. This became so numerous that General Pershing issued an order forbidding it. Sergeant Gallagher is serving his fourth enlistment in the marines. He was born at Drifton, Pa. He spent last night at the Hotel Switzerland, leaving for Nesquehoning today.

12-24-1918           Subscribers of the Consolidated Telephone Co. are requested to give numbers when making call in order to expedite the same. Don’t fail to give the number when calling.

                                The S. S. Club has left on a ten day tour to Buffalo, N.Y., and other interesting points and will return via New York City.

                                A Christmas service will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Nesquehoning, on Christmas morning at six o’clock. Come and sing the old time carols.

                                Charles Richards has received a letter from his brother Ellsworth in France, stating he was wounded, sustaining a bad laceration of the arm and was in a base hospital. He was a motor truck driver for the 69th division.

                                Seaman Lawrence Butler has arrived home on a 5 day furlough. He was on the U. S. Steamer Choccaw which arrived at port yesterday following a stormy voyage, during which they rescued the occupants of a Dutch steamer Asgerd after a three days battle with the storm.

                                The quarantine has been lifted at a meeting of the board of health last evening with restrictions on moving picture places that for the present no children under 16 years of age are allowed to enter. The hotels opened last night. The churches and schools are free to open at once. It was reported that the number of “flu” cases had dwindled to 23 and that about 3 of this number are serious.

                                John Scott died last evening, aged 67 years. He was a well known citizen for many years being the leader of the Nesquehoning cornet band. His widow and two sons survive. George of N.J. and Oliver of town, sisters, Mrs. Jane Richards of town and Mrs. Hannah York of Lansford.

                                Letter from James McArdle. William McArdle is in receipt of the following interesting letter from his son James McArdle, in France. Describing his part in the battle of     Thierry: Nov 24, 1918. Dear Dad: Being that May 12 is set aside for mother’s Day, the U.S. Army has inaugurated a plan by setting aside a day, Nov. 24 as Father’s Day. I am going to tell you of some of my past experiences in this “Wrong Named Sunny Land,” by saying we were in all the battles of the western front and in that time we have underwent many untold hardships and agonies where starvation faced many times, also the cold winter months and rain. Of course we took them all good naturally and just kept forging ahead in spite of the Huns’ deadly artillery fire and gases of all kinds. Then came the long cold hours of waiting in the dark for things to change. We had to take the highest precaution to conceal the smoke that came from the ovens which were in trenches 9 ½ feet deep, that meant to camouflage everything up tight, for once Fritz saw any clouds of smoke that meant he would soon get our range. And then he would show us how hard he could pound it with his high explosives which happened on several occasions and the result was some of our best boys of No. 325 went West blowed to atoms, ovens and all. You may have heard, Mother, read about the Chateau Thierry battle. Well that’s one to be remembered for even of all who figured in it. We happened to pull into a little town of Royes, eleven miles east of Chateau Thierry one morning early in the latter part of June and our equipment being slow to arrive we started to dig our trenches and the rain came down in torrents. But that made no difference, in a short time the stuff came up and in two hours after the boys were baking. They held us there for just six days and we got little or no sleep in that time. Finally we got orders to move around Chateau Thierry to a city named Chalons about 14 miles west of Chateau Thierry and just after we got in and got fixed up. Fritz kicked into us with all he had and the result was that No. 3 Section, comprising 18 men, 11 killed and the rest badly wounded. So we moved back a few miles more and started in again under some very unusual circumstances and baked there for nearly four weeks all though that big first push of July 14. They baked some 11,000,000 pounds of hard tack. Then we moved again into a little town right on the outskirts of Chateau Thierry called Chiery. We called it Cherry. It was here the yanks crossed the Marne River on a bridge made of the bodies of dead Huns. Can you imagine that it was here that Jerry first realized what kind of men the Yanks were and oh what a surprise he got when from that day of July 14 until the armistice was signed he was on the run, Berlin headed. You may wonder why I am giving out so much information, but the real fact is that the censorship has been lifted and we were told to write dad and tell him of the past in France so that is my reason. So at present I am in the little town where St. Patrick received his education called Mar-Monthi-eau (some name) and the old Monks can be seen going around very old and feeble, also can be seen in the caves in which they live, a very historic place.

12-27-1918           Liquor License applications. Michael York, tavern. Fritz Ferko, tavern. John Skakandy, tavern. Stephen M. Kitchena, tavern. John Setar, tavern. John Fabian, tavern. Stephen Sniscak, wholesale. John Ruyak, tavern. John G. Mealey, wholesale. Thomas E. McCaffery, tavern. Martin Legany, tavern.

12-28-1918           A marriage license has been issued to Andrew Kish and Mary Beratchick, of Nesquehoning.

                                Lieutenants George and Raynold Griffiths, of the U. S. Navy had the good luck to get passes to spend New Year’s at home. They arrived today and are now spending their furloughs with their parents.

                                Angelo Bokeko, of Nesquehoning, is dead of asthma, aged 70 years. He was the oldest Italian resident of that town, locating there 49 years ago. He was quite prominent and influential and served as deputy constable until compelled to resign on account of ill health a few years ago. He was a member of the Foresters of America, Little Italy Citizens’ Club and St. Mary’s Parish. His widow and the following children survive: Tony, Peter, Michael, Samuel, Mrs. Frank Paul, Mrs. Tony Malaski, of Nesquehoning, Charles, of Philadelphia.

                                The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company has announced the completion of its plans for the establishment of district nursing corps under the direction of Chief Surgeon, J. H. Young. The territory to be covered is from Tamaqua to Nesquehoning and the plan briefly stated is: The nurses will visit injured employees confined to their homes doing this work under the direction of the Compensation Surgeons. They will render all possible assistance to any cases of illness among the Company’s employees or the families of such employees. This service will be entirely free of charge and as much of the nurses time as possible will be devoted to each sick or injured case. This does not mean, however, that serious cases requiring the constant attendance of a nurse can expect to be taken care of by a district nurse. It is obvious that this could not be done and that such cases must employ a private nurse. The method of obtaining a nurse has been made very simple, all that is necessary is for an employee to make known to the timekeeper or his assistant foreman the fact that there is sickness in his family and this will be promptly transmitted to the Chief Surgeon’s office and a nurse sent out to visit the case. It is also the intention of the Company to have the nursing corps assist as far as possible in the improvement of sanitary conditions at Company properties and properties occupied by employees of the Company and also to aid the local authorities in whatever steps may be taken looking toward the improvement of sanitary conditions in the towns generally.

12-30-1918           Frank Kruassuai died last evening of pneumonia aged 24 years. His widow and two children survive. Funeral Tuesday at 9 a.m. from his home on Catawissa Street.

                                Lieutenant George Shutack, of the U. S. Medical Corp. has been honorably discharged from the Army returning to town yesterday.

THIS IS THE NEWS FROM NESQUEHONING IN 1919.

1-2-1919              Harry Baker, of the U.S.Army stationed at Fort Bliss visited his parents for the past few days.

                              Joseph Klingler has disposed of his bakery to Joseph Cohen. Mr. Klingler will conduct the bakery for Mr. Cohen.

                              Mike Hopstock, of the United States Army, has been honorably discharged.

                              Wanted - A housekeeper for small family. Steady situation, good waged. Apply Joseph Cohen.

1-9-1919              Daniel Caffrey is on the sick list.

                              Oscar Washburne is home from the Army, having received an honorable discharge.

                              Sergeant Andrew Pascoe decorated by the French and American governments for distinguished valor in the battlefield is home from the Brooklyn hospital on a furlough he was severely wounded. A portion of his spine was removed and replaced by surgery. He is making good progress to ultimate recovery.

                              John Yuck, the new proprietor of the Central Hotel took possession today.

1-21-1919           Sergeant Lambert Granger and Joe Jacobs, the latter a well known boxer, have returned from the Army, having received honorable discharges.

                              William Cadden, Jr., of Cleveland , Ohio , formerly of Nesquehoning, died yesterday at Camp Sherman , Ohio , of influenza, aged 26 years. His widow and two children of Cleveland, Ohio, survive, also his father, William Cadden, Sr., of Nesquehoning and the following brothers and sisters of this place also Mary and John Cadden and Mrs. Frank Crause, Joseph Cadden of East Mauch Chunk. The body will be brought to Nesquehoning for burial.

                              Another Nesquehoning boy has made the supreme sacrifice in the cause of freedom. Baptist Gardner, aged 23 years, having been killed in France Nov. 10th, the day before the signing of the armistice. He is a stepson of Louis Nardozi supervisor of Mauch Chunk Township .

                              Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ronemus, Jr., has been discharged from the Hazleton Hospital completely cured of a puss case developing from pneumonia. He is quite well again. He was at the hospital five months.

1-23-1919           Mrs. Margaret Steventon, an invalid, is in receipt of a most desirable and very acceptable gift from her uncle, former county commissioner David Ross, of Mauch Chunk. It is a rolling chair made by himself in which his fine handicraft is shown to advantage, as the chair is certainly an ingenious piece of mechanism. Along with the time, care and skill devoted to the work it is the kind, sympathetic and humane instinct of Mr. Ross that is brought out so prominently in a gift intended to bring solace and comfort to the recipient. Were that there were more of the kind of Mr. Ross. The world would be the better for it.

                              William Steventon died of cancer of the liver at 3:15 a.m. today aged 83 years. He was one of the oldest residents of town and one of its most respected citizens. His widow and the following children survive: Thomas and Joseph Steventon, Mrs. Wm. Simpson, Bridgeport Conn.; Mrs. Allen Troy, New York; Mrs. Benjamin Eagle, Belchers, N.Y.; Mrs. Harriet Anderson, Colorado; Mrs. James Newton, John and William Steventon, of town. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Boughey officiating.

                              The funeral of William Cadden, Jr., who died at Camp Sherman , Ohio , was held this morning with a military mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9:30 o’clock. It was largely attended. The pall bearers were representatives of the U.S. Army and officers who accompanied the remains from Ohio .

1-24-1919    Mrs. Norman Jones, of Chester , Pa. , daughter of Thomas Smitham Jr., Chester , died Tuesday at the University Hospital , Philadelphia . The body will be brought here this evening and the funeral will be held from the home of deceased’s brother, Chester Smitham tomorrow at 2 p.m. Besides her husband, three children survive also her parents, formerly of town, three brothers and two sisters. Howard, Russel, Ruth and Amber, of Chester , Pa. , and Chester , of Nesquehoning.

                              The funeral of William Steventon will be held Sunday at 3:15 p.m. with services at the house by Rev. Boughey and interment in the Nesquehoning cemetery.

                              At the funeral of Private Wm. J. Cadden, Jr., held with a military mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at Nesquehoning yesterday at 9:30 a.m. the following were the pall bearers: Corporal Earl Bennett, of Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio; 1st Lieutenant Dr. John Schutack, of Nesquehoning; Privates George McCann, John Bonner, John Donegan, Jacob Edwards. Flower bearers, Privates John J. Maguire, Timothy Crowley, Clifford Rothermel, Joseph Curran, Frank McLain, of Mauch Chunk; Lieut. Philip Ganghran, of Hempstead, Long Island. Taps were sounded at the church and cemetery by Bugler Robert Richards, of Nesquehoning. Mrs. James Crossin, of town, sang, “Rest to the Weary.”

1-25-1919           Ben Arthur is in receipt of a letter from his brother in law Lawrence Hines in France , the first since the signing of the armistice, bringing great relief to his friends.

                              Chauncey Miller has written from France to his brother Prof. Miller informing him that James Hines was kicked by a mule, resulting in an arm being broken.

                              Special services will be held in the Methodist Episcopal church, Nesquehoning, on Sunday at 10:30 and 6:45. At the morning service the pastor will preach on “individual evangelism” and at the evening service the theme will be “A Woman’s Mistake.” The services during the past week were successful and conversions were witnessed. The Sunday services will be most important and everyone is very heartily invited. Services will be held nightly next week (except Saturday) at 7 o’clock. Various clergymen will be present to preach. The Sunday school session will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Increasing interest is being manifested in the “Royal Blue” and “Red Diamond” Railroad Contest. Though the “Blue” train leads now the “Reds” will make a great effort to pass their competitors tomorrow. Every Red should be there. Try to make the passenger list 300. All men are invited to the Pastor’s Bible Class.

1-31-1919           Mauch Chunk Parochial plays the Nesquehoning High at the local auditorium this evening.

                              Miss Sadie Lewis, saleslady at the Metropolitan Store, Mauch Chunk, who was operated on at the Hazleton Hospital for appendicitis is making good recovery.

                              Invitations were issued today for the annual smoker of Nesquehoning Hose Co. No.1 Saturday, Feb. 15. The committee is arranging some pleasant surprises in the shape of high-class entertainers. All receiving invitations and desirous of attending are requested to return attached postal sent them signifying whether he himself or self and friend shall attend. This is important in order that the committee may be enabled to calculate the exact number that will attend and provide accordingly. This is always the big event of the season. This year’s will be no exception to the rule.

                              Jimmy Cadden, the famous second baseman, sends the following from Montnedy , France , as an expression of Major General Kuhn’s appreciation of the services of the 79th division. This is the second Christmas in the life of the 79th Division find you far from home and friends and in a foreign land. Your thoughts are with those near and dear to you across the water as their thoughts are with you. The Christmas setting is indeed a strange and unusual one for many of you who for the first time in your lives are not celebrating the holiday season with your families. Your presence here is in a just and righteous cause and the sacrifices you have made and are still making are for the benefit of all civilization and future generations. The dawn of peace has come and with it the time of your return to country and home draws near. In wishing you one and all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year your Division Commander desired to express his appreciation for your gallant conduct in battle and for your faithful services both at home and abroad. Your conduct has been excellent even under trying conditions and your Division Commander trusts that one and all will strive to maintain the high reputation justly earned by the 79th Division. Signed Major General Kuhn, Commanding 79th Division.

2-3-1919              The Nesquehoning Hose Co. Band is going to solicit the town in order to purchase new uniforms, open your heart for once and be ready with your pocket book, please patronize a band that has done good work in the past and intends to do good work in the future.

2-7-1919              The following is from Robert Klingler, of Nesquehoning, from Germany to his mother in which he modestly announces his being decorated with the French Croix de guerre: Gonnersdorf on Rhine , Germany , Jan. 12, 1919. Dear Mother: I received the box you sent me and I was very glad to get it and the candy, although I was expecting some of the things I sent for but I believe you expected me home Christmas. I could have told you that because we are a number one division and we have always been where the fighting was the thickest and of course we had to follow the German army across the Rhine and now we are in the third army in the Army of Occupation and there is only one more big trip which we are going to take and that is across the ocean again, but I have all the peppermint candy saved up so I can stave off sea sickness because that is a bad thing to get; although I can’t say for sure we will probably be here for three months yet, so keep on writing and send magazines. We are not getting very much mail in just now. I received the letter Beatrice wrote the sixth and I am glad to know that you are all well. We were paid last week in German marks so I went shopping to a nearby city but I couldn’t get very much as everything is high. I would like to bring you all something but really is almost impossible the way things are and then again I am a poor buyer or judge of things and I believe you wouldn’t be very well satisfied. When I came back last evening the lady with whom I am staying gave me a big bowl of potatoes and some of their imitation coffee and today when I came from church at the Y.M.C.A. she gave me some cake and more coffee. She washed all my clothes and also sews for me so you see things are more homelike than they were a few months ago. I went to church today and received communion and the chaplain we have is sure a fine chap. I intend to keep up going every Sunday for the rest of the year if possible. Yesterday I was decorated with the French Cross of war with military honors by Major General Lejeune, our division commander. I never expected to get the medal let alone the military honors. You can now say that your “over here” son wears a medal. I was going to keep it quiet but as you found out about it I thought I would write and tell you more about it once I got it. I hope you don’t go planning too big of a celebration because I know you are going to be surprised when I come home. Hoping that you are all well and that you all get busy and write me a letter. Your loving son, Pvt. Robert A. Klingler, 15 F.A. Btry E, 2nd Div. A.E.F., Germany .

2-8-1919              The funeral of Mrs. Thomas Tarleton was held this morning with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9:30 o’clock

                              Edward Wagner opened his new cigar; confectionery and ice cream stand in the Rex building today. It is one of the finest equipped in the region.

                              Mrs. Annie McCool and daughter Mary, of Philadelphia are visiting the former’s brother, Jack Boyle.

                              John Mink writes to T. E. McCaffrey from France that he is with a casualty company and expects to be sent home at any time. He sustained an injury of the left hand by being accidentally shot. He met William Hatrick, of Mauch Chunk, in France .

2-12-1919           Albert Norwood was severely burned as a result of a gas explosion at No. 2 shaft yesterday. He is at his home.

                              William Fairley is in a London Hospital recovering from an operation for appendicitis. He was with the 79th division and went over the top.

                              A cablegram has been received from James Butler announcing that he is homeward bound from France with Ty Richards he was one of the first to go overseas with Pershing’s army. He was twice wounded and once gassed. Richards, who is now at Camp Upton , N. Y., was wounded once and gassed twice. Both are well again.

                              The Nesquehoning Glee Club entertained at the home of William Hiles last night. C. S. Weiler, of Mauch Chunk, accompanied on the piano, it was a delightful event, the glee club singing in fine voice.

2-17-1919           Lieutenant Walter Kishbaugh has written to his parents from France , but doesn’t know how soon he will be ordered home. His command has been ordered to Germany .

                              Grant Holvey, for 17 years with Barnum and Bailey circus, left today for Philadelphia , New York and thence to the circus winter quarters at Bridgeport , Conn. He will apply for the position of ringmaster. He was accompanied by Bert Washburn, a tight rope performer, and Fred Maurer, of Lansford, who wants to be chief butcher.

                              Thomas (Ty) Richards arrived on Saturday from overseas, having been discharged from the army. He was with the Third Division and took part in the great American drives with the marines. He was invalided home, having been wounded and gassed, but is as well as ever again. He wears three gold stripes on each arm.

2-18-1919           The Hazleton Crescent A. C. basket ball team issues a challenge to the Nesquehoning High School five for a game on the latter’s court on any open date they may have. Arrangements can be made through Manager William Cullen.

                              John Edwards has arrived home after being discharged from Camp Humphries , Va. He did overseas duty.

                              Albert Granger, the famous tightrope walker, in fact the greatest ever produced in the anthracite region, has left for Bridgeport, Conn., to join Barnum and Bailey’s circus, which will soon start on its Spring and Summer tour of exhibitions. Fred Maurer of Lansford accompanied him. Both are to join the circus.

                              William McArdle, of Lansford, brother of Postmaster James McArdle is reported seriously ill.

2-22-1919           The Senior Class of the High School will give a Social and Musical in the Auditorium on Saturday evening, Feb. 22. All are invited.

                              There will be special services in the Methodist Church on Sunday. At 10:30 a.m. the pastor will preach on “Spiritual Eyesight.” Address to Juniors on “Paul’s Nephew” 6:45 Patriotic service. The pastor will preach a special sermon to the members of the P.O.S. of A. who will attend in a body. 2:00 Bible School , 335 were present last Sunday. Great enthusiasm prevails. Classes for all ages. A hearty welcome to all.

                              The M. E. Church basement is to be improved by a board floor and wainscoating of the walls. The men of the church are volunteering their services free. Work will begin on Monday and all the men of the church and Sunday school who desire to help are invited to join the willing workers on Monday.

                              Notice! All members of Washington Camp No. 524 P.O.S. of A. are requested to meet at their hall Sunday evening, Feb. 23 at 6 o’clock to attend patriotic services at the M. E. Church. By order of President.

3-3-1919              Mr. and Mrs. John Lawlor, of Frackville visited Miss Rose Lawlor and Mrs. Mary McMahon, the former’s sisters yesterday.

                              Grant Holvey, Albert Granger of town, Fred Maurer, of Lansford have returned from a visit to Barnum and Bailey’s circus at Bridgeport , Conn. , where they signed for the coming season.

                              In the fox chase Saturday George Callen’s dog entered by Thomas Callen was the winner. Sixteen dogs were entered.

                              Following is the result of the bird shooting match on Saturday, 25 birds being fired at by each gunner: Washburn 20; Houser 10; Pauff 18; Steventon 13; Brevetting 9; McElmoyle 17 and Kishbaugh 16.

3-5-1919              Mealy’s liquor store has purchased a new Dodge truck. Threatened prohibition doesn’t phase it – in fact, its business increases and it is ready to adapt itself to any circumstance.

                              Deputy Constable Charles Bell is around again and on the job following recovery from a sprained ankle.

                              Klinger’s bakery has been increased to 13 bakers, two being hired yesterday.

                              A fox chase will be held at the Eagle Hotel Saturday at 2:30. Dogs from all over the region are being entered and it promises to be the greatest chase of the season. The winner takes entire entrance fees.

                              Wash Zullick, the local boxer, is on the K. of C. entertainment list in France . He boxed three rounds with Young Callahan, of Boston , and three rounds with Sweeney, or Shenandoah January 22.

                              The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company colliery is idle today, but will resume tomorrow.

3-10-1919           Tony Mariado left Saturday for Texas to enlist as an aviator. His brother is in that service. Tony has been qualifying for some time, his most recent effort being to attempt to make a motor cycle climb a tree. It didn’t succeed. Tony was hurled off the machine when it struck the tree. It rebounded and clearing the tree, ran wild for some distance before becoming entangled. Tony’s ambition is to fly over Little Italy.

                              Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carragher have returned from a visit to their son Edward, who is ill of pneumonia at the Municipal Hospital , Philadelphia , and report him improved.

                              Thomas Fairley has lost a valuable hunting dog which he recently purchased for $25. Its whereabouts is unknown.

                              T. E. McCaffrey received a telegram today from John Mink announcing his safe arrival at Newport News , Va. , from overseas. He was 21 days on the ocean from Brest , France , on account of stormy weather. He carries a wound in his left hand, the result of being shot.

                              Edward McCullion’s dog of Summit Hill won the fox chase here Saturday. There were 24 dogs entered. A return chase will take place from Cannon’s Hotel, Summit Hill, March 22.

                              Nesquehoning Gun Club challenges Mauch Chunk Rod and Gun Club to a clay pigeon match of 25 each for from 6 to 8 men to a side, time and place of meeting subject to the convenience of the Mauch Chunk Club.

3-14-1919           A porch bench was removed from the residence of Mrs. T. Bonner this morning. The party is known and unless the bench is returned prosecution will follow.

                              Ten dogs from town are entered for the fox chase at Lehigh Gap tomorrow. The owners will go by auto. The chase will start at Craig’s Inn . Dogs from Summit Hill, Lansford, Coaldale and Mauch Chunk are also entered.

                              Frank Ferrarro was killed in action in France .

3-17-1919           James Butler, of Nesquehoning, one of the first to go overseas with General Pershing’s forces, was twice wounded and once gassed by the Huns. He enlisted when war was declared.

                              Thomas Richards, of Nesquehoning, who was with the Third Division and took part in the great American drives with the Marines, was once wounded and gassed twice. He wears three gold stripes on each arm. He arrived at his home and is well again.

                              James Crossin, of Camp Merrit , N.J. just after arriving from overseas, visited his parents here yesterday.

                              Bennett Dunstan, who has arrived from overseas, has been discharged from the army and is now at his home here. On Saturday evening he was given a reception by a large number of his friends. Mr. Dunstan left here with the P.O.S. of A. Reserves about two years ago.

3-18-1919           Herbert Bamford, of Nesquehoning, is reported having been wounded during the closing days of the war. Degree undetermined.

                              Two miners injured. Thomas Whitehead and James Donald, miners employed by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at No. 1 tunnel, had a miraculous escape from being killed at 9 a.m. today. As it was they were badly injured. After firing a blast, a cavity of water broke into the chute in which they were working, washing them down the chute for a distance of 200 feet. Whitehead sustained a compound fracture of the thigh, cuts and bruises. Donald’s both legs are broken and he was also cut and bruised. They were taken to the Coaldale Hospital .

3-24-1919           The funeral of Edward Carragher was held at 9:30 a.m. today with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart. John Hughes, John Hartneady, Daniel Coll, Thomas McCaffrey, James and Frank McGorry were the pall bearers. Edward Riley and John Gallagher were the flower bearers.

                              A spectacular fire occurred at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company boiler house last night at 8:45 o’clock when the building caught fire due to crossed electric wires. In a short time it was a mass of seething flame due to the combustible nature of the material, which was considerably oil soaked. The Summit Hill, Lansford and Nesquehoning fire departments responded and did most effective work. Fortunately a strong wind which prevailed blew in a course reverse to the breaker otherwise the breaker might have become ignited. The wind gave great impetus to the fire. The building was almost completely destroyed. The boilers were used for heating purposes and will not interfere with operations as electricity is used for this purpose.

3-25-1919           William Airette has been discharged from the U.S. Army. Since October 1917 he has been engaged as an interpreter at Camp Dix , N.J.

                              Contractor Harry Holland of Mauch Chunk and his assistants Edward Kennedy and William Anstead have completed the work of re-gilting the crosses on St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church. It was a hazardous task but was accomplished without injury or accident. A most satisfactory job was done, the entire surface of the crosses being gold leafed. It adds greatly to the appearance of the edifice. Onefer Felsarko and John Berno are the enterprising trustees who had the work performed.

                              The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company collieries are expected to work four days this week.

                              Another Wreck On Speedway . Another wreck occurred on the Mauch Chunk – Nesquehoning speedway yesterday at 3:30 p.m. Joseph Puzeku, of Nesquehoning, in attempting to pass Joseph Culler, also of that place, side swiped Culler’s car, upsetting it and throwing Culler and William Davis from the car, severely injuring both and badly damaging Culler’s car. This road is acquiring a bad reputation. Is used as a speedway. Reckless auto drivers openly boast of running between the two towns in four minutes. Narrow escapes are daily narrowly averted. A protest has been made to the State Constablary and there is a possibility of the speed maniacs being arrested.

                              Nurse saved by cross. Former Nesquehoning girl relates thrilling experience behind the battle lines. Among the plucky young women nurses of the Jefferson Hospital unit who have arrived in New York and are being detained there is Miss Mary A. Owens, formerly of Nesquehoning and a grand daughter of the late Jane Dolon, of that place. With her fingers clasping a little cross as the German airplanes began dropping bombs upon their tents, she felt no fear. We had been working eighteen and twenty hours every day and had a patient on the table, Miss Owens has written to her sister, Mrs. G. H. Swyth, of Wyncote, “when Fritz came over and dropped bombs on us. We were in a little tent and after taking the patient off the operating table in the dark, down came another Bomb. We lay flat on the floor and waited, thinking every minute the next would get us, when I happened to think I was wearing the little cross sister wore and I got a tight hold on Miss B and I said, Nothing will happen to us. Shortly after this we left this place with a memory of the horrors of war imprinted in our hearts. Some things we would give much to forget. Following this experience the hospital force moved on and after working sixty hours with only five hours rest began operating. Then the Germans again bombarded the tents. At 9:30 along came Fritz again and all the lights went out. As soon as the guns stopped and we turned on the lights over he would come again. This kept up until 3 a.m. bombs dropping all around us. The young women were without food. They started to build a fire to make some coffee but the American artillery officers sent word the fire had to be put out. The unit had its reward in a commendation from General Pershing. He wrote: I have noted the remarkable record established by Evacuation Hospital No. 7 while serving at Chateau Montangianst from June 15 to August 11 during which period the largest number of patients battle casualties that has yet received attention from a like unit in the same length of time was cared for and evacuated by hospital train or motor transport. The hard work and tireless energy of the officers, enlisted men and nurses who during times of greatest stress worked continually, often without sleep and without food, have resulted in saving many many lives and deserves the highest praise. Such loyal and efficient service by medical unites directly contributes to winning the victory not only by saving the lives of men who later return to the fighting line but also by inspiring in the troops a confidence in your service which enables them to brave the greatest dangers with that high spirit and courage which are irresistible. I desire my appreciation of the services of your unit to be conveyed to each member thereof who assisted in making this enviable record and shall be glad if you can do so in writing to each individual concerned.” The nurses went to France a year ago.

3-26-1919           The School Board met with representatives of all the fraternal and social organizations of the town and formed preliminary plans for the dedication of the new High School. This dedication will take place on May 30th. A great amount of enthusiasm was manifested, and every one present promised to bend every effort toward making the occasion one that will be remembered. An executive committee was appointed who have in charge all the details in connection with the dedication of the new high school. This committee consists of Harry Smith, Joe Gover, Timothy Boyle, Michael J. Mulligan, William Starosta, Evan Williams, Hugh McGorry, Moses Mustachio, John S. Ronemus, Michael Kordilla, and Paul Misick. An effort is being made to have Governor Sproul here at that time to make the address. Other notables of the State were mentioned and this matter was left in the hands of the Board.

                              Extinguished Mountain Fire. Deputy fire warden Albert Washburne, of Nesquehoning, assisted by forty men extinguished a disastrous forest fire on the Mountain north of town yesterday. It is estimated that 200 acres of young trees, huckleberry and other plants were destroyed by the ravages of the fire. Deputy Marshal Washburne lost no time in attacking it. He secured the services of competent fire fighters and in a short time their scientific efforts resulted in minimizing the fire zone and finally reducing it to the negligible. Thousands of acres were spared the devastation of the fire. He not only conquered the fire but he also got busy in ascertaining by what means the fire started and his sleuth work led to a clue that promises to result in prosecution. A suspect is under strong suspicion.

3-28-1919           The County Commissioners with their Solicitor and others from Carbon County who were in Harrisburg to interview State Highway Commissioner Sadler in the interest of the public roads of the county returned last evening apparently pleased with the outlook. They spent two days over there during which the road question was thoroughly discussed with the State officials. There are two roads which came in for most attention. One is a direct route from Nesquehoning to Lansford and thence to Tamaqua and Pottsville and the other is a direct road from the Broad Mountain road at Hudsondale to Beaver Meadow and the county line on the way to Hazleton . While nothing appears to have been officially determined it was agreed that these roads are to be built very shortly. The highway commission declared that one or the other would be made a primary route to be built and maintained entirely by the State and it appeared as though the Nesquehoning – Lansford route would be so designated. The other road from Hudsondale to Beaver Meadow would then be built on a 50-50 basis, the State and County each paying half. This road would shorten the distance between Mauch Chunk and Hazleton several miles but this will leave Weatherly off on a sort of loop which it cuts off. The intent on is however that the portion of the road going around through Weatherly is also to be maintained in first class condition by State aid. It was stated that any new roads to be built by the State must be of permanent character with concrete base, at an estimated cost of about $20,000 a mile. The two roads designated above are to be of this character. The department has now available for Carbon roads about $41,000, independent of the $50,000.000 to be raised by the big road bond issue and from which the primary roads are to be built.

4-1-1919              Joseph Tezzika, of Nesquehoning, was arraigned before Squire G. R. Rehrig yesterday on the charge of recklessly driving a motor vehicle on the Mauch Chunk – Nesquehoning road March 24. A fine of $50 and costs were imposed. He ran into Andrew Culley’s car, upsetting it and injuring Culley.

4-3-1919              Electric power is getting a strong forward development in the operations of the anthracite industry. It lends itself to use in many ways to save cost and add efficiency. Steam power is relatively expensive and difficult to apply; in fact, it cannot do as much as electricity can. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is among the larger companies that have developed the use of electricity in and about the mines to the top notch of proficiency and equipment. This company operating in a large way in the Panther Creek Valley in a section two by ten miles in area has installed an 11,000-volt distribution system, which includes twenty three sub-stations, the larger one at Tamaqua. These sub-stations are modernly constructed of hollow tile, cemented over inside and out; concrete for foundation and floors and fireproof constructed through the use of asbestos protected metal roofing. The electrical development of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company as regards distribution and substations is of the indoor type. As current is distributed at 11,000 volts nothing would seem saved or gained in expensive outdoor equipment. Electric power is generated at the Hauto power station – 30,000-kilowatt installation capable of expansion to 100,000 kilowatts. There are emergency tie lines connecting the main Hauto plant with the sub-stations used in case of any failure of any of the main transmission lines. The twenty-three substations are in the Panther Creek Valley and four in the valley to the north. Some of the main substations, and the horsepower each include Lansford, 4,200 horsepower; Greenwood, 3,240; Nesquehoning, 3550; Tamaqua 2,312; Hauto Washery, 2,250 and North End pumping station, 2,250 horsepower. Electrical power has been an important means of maintaining coal output, through machinery aid, when labor has been scarce. Motor hauling engines in the mines; drills for cutting coal; strippers; coal car dumping and filling; power run mining machinery of every description; mine lighting; in fact, nearly every avenue of work is linked up in some way with electric energy. Even the welding of broken parts of machinery is being done by electricity by two engineers right at the mines. This also materially increases anthracite output by saving time and hauling to factories for repairs. This is one of the largest plants of its kind in the country.

4-4-1919              Garrett Miller has moved into Mrs. Mary McMahon’s property on Catawissa Street .

                              Lieutenant George Griffith, of Washington , D.C. , is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Griffiths.

                              At least ten dogs from town will be entered in the fox chase at Slatington of Saturday.

                              Miss Ella Watkins has been selected to represent Nesquehoning High School in the Interscholastic Oratorical Contest of Carbon County to be held at Lansford Monday, April 7.

                              The finals of the Interscholastic Debating League of Carbon County will be held in Nesquehoning’s new high school auditorium some time in April.

                              The track team has begun practice in new gymnasium for the Track Meet to be held at Lehighton.

                              The High School orchestra is practicing regularly and is improving well rapidly.

4-4-1919              Obituary of Lawrence Tarleton, Sr. He was born in Nesquehoning on Nov. 2, 1854, his parent having settled in Nesquehoning in 1830. During the California gold fever Mr. Tarleton and his parents went to the gold fields. In 1882 he returned to Nesquehoning and married Miss Mary Mooney, who survivors, with four sons, Frank, William, Lawrence and James E. one brother Thomas and one sister, Mrs. Henry McGorry of Nesquehoning. In 1885 he purchased the Carbon House, Weatherly which he conducted until 1903 when he entered the contracting business, retiring from the latter 5 years ago on account of failing health. 

4-8-1919              The inter-scholastic oratorical contest at Lansford High School Auditorium last night attracted one of the largest audiences that ever assembled in the building. It manifested the deep interest of the public in educational matters. Visitors were present from all parts of the county and naturally there was keen but good natured rivalry as to which community would carry off the coveted prizes.  Miss Ella Watkins, of Nesquehoning, won first prize, a gold medal. Miss Jane Davis, Lansford, second prize, a silver medal. It must be said to the credit of the contestants that all did exceptionally well. It was highly creditable to each. The judges were as follows: Hon Laird H. Barber, President Judge of Carbon County ; Principal D. J. Waller, Jr., State Normal School , Bloomsburg; Prof. Myron J. Luch, Dept.  of English, Lehigh University .

                              William Fairley, recently returned from France has accepted a position from the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at No. 9.

                              R. W. Jenkins and George Callen today released 50 ring neck pheasants on Broad Mountain . They were given the peeps by Game Protector J. L. Boyle and not one died. They had good luck in raising them, all developing into fine healthy birds.

4-15-1919           Victory gardens by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. Owing to the success obtained in the garden movement as fostered by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company the past two years, it has been planned to carry on the same on a still greater scale in 1919. While the number of garden leases in 1918 were more than double those of 1917, there are still a number of available sites for gardens that can be obtained by applying to the Real Estate Office.

                              Born to Mr. and Mrs. Marcia Legany, of the Moose Hotel, a son.

                              Peter Bonner, chef at the Emergency Hospital , Syracuse , N.Y. , is visiting his brother John Bonner of town.

                              Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fairley, a daughter.

                              Oliver Jenkins has been discharged, arriving home yesterday. He returned from France with a casualty company having been gassed in action.

                              In a trolley accident caused by a trolley pole catching in a guy wire and side swiping a passing car between here and Lansford, Mrs. Ulshafer and Warden Moyer of town were slightly injured by flying pieces of glass.

4-17-1919           Private Gilbert (Hoak) Smith, of the U.S. Army is home on a furlough. He is serving his second enlistment.

                              The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company posted notices today to the effect that operations would be suspended tomorrow, Good Friday, but would be resumed Saturday.

                              A steam shovel has been transferred from No. 28 stripping by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to the culm bank near the breaker where it will be engaged in loading culm for market purposes.

                              The services in the Sacred Heart Church today on account of the observance of Holy Thursday were beautiful and inspiring. The procession was especially fine and the largest ever held.

                              Oliver Jenkins who showed how to now the Huns down over there, showed how he can catch trout over here yesterday, catching the limit and making his friends happy with supplies of the same.

                              A Drama in five acts entitled “The Rag Picker’s Child” will be produced at the High School Auditorium, Nesquehoning, on April 18 and 19, under the auspices of the First Baptist Sunday School by a cast from Summit Hill and Dr. Albert Jenkins, of town. This play met with great success at Summit Hill a few weeks ago. A good play by a good cast. Good specialties between acts. Music by High School Orchestra. Come and bring your friends. Admission 25 cents. Starts at 8 p.m.

4-19-1919           Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Sniscak, a son.

                              Reese Sherman, quarter master of the U.S.S. Badge of League Island is on a brief furlough to his brother Harry.

                              James McElhenny, of the U.S. Army, New York , is home on a furlough to his sister, Mrs. Clarence Marsden.

                              James McElmoyle and Clarence Marsden while fishing yesterday shot a fish hawk that measured five feet from tip to tip.

                               At the fox chase at Lentz’s Hotel near Slatington yesterday, Hosner’s dog of Seidersville won. There were 23 dogs entered. A pigeon shooting match followed between Nesquehoning and Slatington clubs, the result being as follows: Nesquehoning, Washburn 16, Houser 12, McElmoyle 17; Slatington, Rehrig 13, Lentz 15, Craig 8.

                              Mrs. James Butler has received a cablegram announcing that her husband is enroute home from over seas with a casualty unit. He sailed over there with Pershing’s original army, was of Company C 11th Engineers, the famous division that fought the Huns at Cambria with picks and shovels.

4-21-1919           Tomas McCann has arrived at New York from overseas, writing his mother to that effect today.

                              David Jenkins, of a U.S. Medical Corps, engaged in the transport of casualty units, is home on a furlough.

                              Little Italy Citizens Band serenaded the town Saturday night and played a sacred concert at New Columbus yesterday.

                              The banns of marriage were published yesterday for the first time in the Church of the Sacred Heart between Charles Kenny and Miss Elizabeth McGorry.

                              Miss Cora Richards, a school teacher, is slowly but gradually recovering from her illness.

                              John Niehalk was arrested Saturday night on a warrant sworn out by his father in law, John Setar, charged with malicious mischief in opening the spigots on a number of barrels of wines and liquors in Sitar’s cellar and allowing the spirits to waste to the extent of $2,500. He did it in revenge and was held for court.

                              Miss Jane Berrigan, of Philadelphia , is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Boyle.

                              Carl McElvar, of the U.S. Navy is home on a furlough.

                              John Mink, John Hughes, Frank York Esq., and Joseph Cadden enjoyed horse back rides over the bridle paths of Broad Mountain yesterday.

                              A meeting of the Fifth Liberty Loan committee will be held at the Hose House at 7 o’clock this evening. Prominent speakers and soldiers from overseas will address the meeting.

                              Coaldale’s famous bob tail dog won the fox chase at that place on Saturday.

                              The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company collieries resume tomorrow.

                              Constable Ben Oxley and Deputy Game Protector Al Washburne began a dog-killing crusade today. Get a license for your dog and protect him from being shot.

                              Nesquehoning Hose Co. Band will parade the streets tonight preliminary to their grand ball at Ferkos’ Hall.

4-25-1919           A hearing a few evenings ago in Squire Wathins office in a case in which John Setar, the landlord of the Bond Hotel was the prosecutor, attracted a large crowd. Setar is prosecuting his son-in-law Joseph Hydro, for maliciously opening a number of barrels of liquor in his hotel cellar and allowing their contents to run away. Hydro gave bail for trial at the June term of court. He denies the charge and alleges he is the victim of a big sized family quarrel.      We the undersigned hereby express our heartfelt gratitude to the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us in our bereavement. Mrs. Mary M. McArdle and family.

                              Squire Watkin’s office was crowded Monday evening at the hearing of 12 young boys ranging from 7 to 14 years on a charge of breaking into the office at shaft No. 2 on Sunday, April 13 and feloniously taking therefrom different articles to the value of over $50. This charge was preferred against them by the Coal and Iron policeman C. H. Bell. The boys gave promise to restore the missing articles and were released. They gave bail for future good behavior.

4-26-1919           James Dugan has arrived from overseas and is an inmate of the U.S. debarkation hospital, N.Y. affiliated with trench fever.

                              Thomas Price of Fort Slocum N. Y. is here on a furlough.

                              In liberty Loans and everything else Nesquehoning goes “over the top.” It’s the reputation of the town. Of course the same reputation belongs to the church. An appeal went forth for an attendance at the Methodist Sunday School last Sunday for 350, and the actual number present was 351.

                              The “Blue” train now leads by only six miles and great excitement prevails as to the leading train next Sunday. Every “Red” and “Blue” must be there. Your presence may save your train from disaster. The slogan is “Follow the Crowd.” Pastor Harry P. Boughey will preach at 10:30 a.m. on “The Fruitful Life” and at 6:45 p.m. on “The Supreme Name.” Music by chorus choir.

4-29-1919           Joseph Ruch and Miss Mary Santoes, of Little Italy were married Saturday with a nuptial mass in the church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel . Miss rose Marini was bridesmaid and Dominick Dilliceni best man. A rousing wedding celebration followed the ceremony. Music was furnished by an orchestra from Jersey City under the direction of Prof. G. Patriso, a former cornetist of the Little Italy Band.

4-30-1919           Mrs. William Oxley entertained her nieces, Mrs. Dixon and Miss Kistler at a chicken and waffle dinner.

                              George Reabold, of the American Expeditionary forces in France , arrived home yesterday.

                              Thomas J. Lager sustained a fracture of the arm while at work at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company breaker yesterday.

                              Great interest is manifested in the clay pigeon shoot after the fox chase at Eagle Hotel Saturday, Slatington vs Upper Enders.

                              Charles Marsden, Harry Donald Jr., and John Dunstan are sporting new cars purchased this week.

                              With usual and characteristic promptness, Nesquehoning has gone over the top in the purchase of Victory Loan Bonds. It was the first to go over the top in every drive and it remained consistently true to its obligation to the finish, with the fifth and final drive for the sinews of war with which to liquidate the indebtedness occasioned by the great world struggle. Although its quota was $52,000 it went over the top be taking $56,000. Many are yet to be heard from. The committee aimed to cover its allotment, but the people will do the rest and it is safe to say the amount will be doubled. The investment is the best ever offered by the government. It is a question if the opportunity will ever occur again. Now is the opportunity to invest in gilt-edge bonds. Too much praise cannot be given the committee and solicitors. They worked late and early, tireless and ceaseless, until the goal was attained. All are true loyal patriots. They have remained true to the nation and the boys yet to come back from over there and can point with pride to their duty well done.

5-1-1919              Here’s the way Nesquehoning went over the top in investment in Victory Bonds: No. 2- - $28,400; No. 1 tunnel - $22,200; Breaker - $12,400 total $63,000. This amount is exclusive of what the town itself will invest, so that it is reasonably certain to double its quota, which is $52,000. The people responded liberally and cheerfully. They appreciated the obligation and met it in that spirit. It is certainly highly commendable to loyal and patriotic spirit manifested by them in meeting the issue.

                              The employees of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company were paid today.

                              The clay pigeon shooting match here Saturday after the fox chase, between Slatington and the Upper Enders is attracting considerable attention.

                              Thomas P. Lager and Clarence McGorry tested out the former’s new motor cycle in a trip to Hometown last night.

5-6-1919              Mine Workers continue to pile up the Victory bonds total. Although the town’s quota was $52,000, the mine workers have taken and subscribed to the amount of $86,650. This is exclusive of the town and pertains to the miners only, thus indication the unflagging loyalty of the miners, who have been consistent throughout the war crisis in the support of the government and the brave boys defending the precious cause of democracy.  

                              The clay shooting match here among Little Italy, Nesquehoning, West End and Nesquehoning East End was for the purpose of securing the best shots for a gun club in the league to be composed of Mauch Chunk, Summit Hill, Lansford and Coaldale. The result was as follows: Little Italy – Bakeko 21, Greeko 16, Biank 16, S. Greeko 9, Malosky 11; Nesquehoning West End – Steventon 21, Beltz 17, Kishbach 19, Sniscak 16, McElmoyle 16, Pauff 18; Nesquehoning East End – Callen 21, W. Jenkins 24, Sniscak 17, W. R. Jenkins 21, O. Jenkins 18, Callen 18. Each shot at 25 birds.

5-7-1919              George Grover, of the U.S. Navy, is here on a furlough to his brother Joseph.

                              Miss Elizabeth McGorry and Charles Kenney were married with a nuptial mass of which Rev. J. L. O’Connor was celebrant in the Sacred Heart Church at 8 a.m. today. They were attended by Miss Therese McGorry, sister of the bride and Joseph Kenny, brother of the bridegroom. The bride wore a blue coat suit and carried a shower bouquet. Many friends and relatives witnessed the marriage ceremony. Following a breakfast at the home of the bride the young couple left to spend their honeymoon in New York .

                              The war relic train spent five minutes in town today enroute from Mauch Chunk to Lansford. The schools were dismissed and a large crowd present, but they were not permitted to view the baggage car exhibit. County Chairman Ira Ross made a fine address in which he gave due credit to Nesquehoning for what it did in furnishing men for the army and doubling its war loan subscriptions. There is much indignation because the train didn’t stop long enough to permit the war relics being viewed. Nesquehoning’s war record warranted this. It was the first town in the county to go over the top in every bond drive and double its quota. The officer in charge was given a card showing Nesquehoning’s subscription in the Victory Loan drive to be $106,000 while its quota was only $52,000. The only consolation afforded Nesquehoning is in the knowledge that while it requires war trophy trains to put other towns over the top, Nesquehoning can do the trick in the true spirit of loyalty and patriotism and with out artificial boosting.

5-9-1919              James Dugan has returned to Camp Upton , N.Y. , after a visit here.

                              James Butler, who arrived from overseas yesterday, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Casey at Tamaqua, accompanied by his wife.

                              Thomas Hyland narrowly escaped being killed while motoring on the Nesquehoning road yesterday, his motor cycle skidding and throwing him off the machine. An approaching auto diverted its course and crashed into the motor cycle, but escaped striking Hyland.

                              A community meeting will be held in the High School Auditorium tonight (Friday) at 7:30 o’clock. An address will be delivered by First Lieutenant Samuel R. Bryson of the 371st infantry on “The Service Man’s Relation and Duty to his Community.” And Mr. J. G. Slayton, district secretary of the Y.M.C.A. will speak on “A Community Reconstruction Program.” A general discussion will follow the addresses. It is earnestly hoped that there will be a large attendance of the citizens of Nesquehoning. A very hearty invitation is extended to all to attend. R. Klotz, J. R. Ronemus and H. P. Boughey is the committee in charge.

5-10-1919           The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is endeavoring to ascertain the identity of the parties dumping sods and refuse taken from the various cemeteries and placed on the streets. Prosecution will follow.

                              Andrew Stimpa and Elizabeth Schlabony were married in the Greek Catholic Church by Rev. Yorick this morning. A reception followed at the home of the bride. The young couple leave this evening to spend their honeymoon in New Jersey .

                              Nesquehoning’s’ subscription to the Victory Loan is $115,000 with more to come. Its quota was only $52,000.

                              The Nesquehoning athletic association is organizing and Manager Hartneady desires players having uniforms to turn them over to him so that they may be used by the new players.

                              The Dark Horse Gun Club meets at their club house tomorrow evening at 8 o’clock to elect officers and pick a club to take part in the Panther Creek Valley Gun Club Carnival shortly. A league composed of Lehighton, Mauch Chunk, Nesquehoning, Summit Hill, Lansford, Coaldale and Tamaqua gun clubs take part.

                              All roads lead to Nesquehoning on Decoration Day, May 30th, as the new High School will be officially opened and dedicated with impressive ceremonies befitting this occasion. There will be a monster parade held which will include not only every organization in the good old town, but also neighboring towns will be represented. At present there is at least ten bands engaged. This is one of the most up to date high schools in the State and shows again the spirit of Our Board of Education in giving the boys and girls every faculty to lighten the burden of study and make the way easy for them to reach their station in the education at world. In connection with the day the Nesquehoning Hose Co. Band will have refreshments at the different corners at which place you can refresh yourselves and let the band have the benefit of your money which will be used to help pay for the new uniforms that the band has recently purchased. In the evening there will be a grand dance in Ferko’s Hall, at which prizes will be given. There will be the very latest jazz orchestra with plenty of rag music. There will also be a prize waltz so make no other plans for that evening, but join the crowd and attend the grand dance in Ferko’s Hall Friday May 30th. All proceeds will be to help the band.

                              M. E. Church – Mother’s Day observance at 10:30 a.m. Subject of the pastor’s sermon, “Motherhood of God.” Several infants will be baptized. 2 p.m. Sunday school. The leadership changed last Sunday. The Black Diamond train now leads by two miles. 6:45 Divine worship, Subject of sermon, “A World Program.” Addresses by prominent speakers and selection by the choir.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw in “You Will Want to Remember, I Want to Forget.” In which a butterfly redeems her soul.

5-12-1919           Levi Marsden has purchased a Scripp’s Booth car.

                              George Gover has returned to the Great Lakes training school after a visit to his mother.

                              Robert (Hoke) Smith has returned to Camp Grant , Ill. , after a furlough here.

                              John Mink, an overseas soldier recently returned, keeps in good physical condition by daily constitutionals. Yesterday he walked to Hudsondale.

                              John Speerchak, of the 28th Division is home on a furlough. He enlisted with Co. F. N. G. P.

                              Martin McFadden is erecting a concrete garage in the rear of his store for the accommodation of four autos. Levi Marsden has accepted the management of J. F. Klingler’s bakery.

                              William Bechtel and Thomas Curry have accepted the agency for the sale of Klingler’s bread and cakes in Lansford, Summit Hill and Coaldale.

5-13-1919           Frank Angelio sustained an injury of the leg as a result of a fall of rock in a chute in No. 1 tunnel.

                              Frank Kapatch and Mary Ferns were married with a nuptial mass in St. Mary’s Slovish Church by Rev. John Ludwig, of East Mauch Chunk, at 9 a.m. today.

                              Manus McFadden, of Lansford, is visiting his brother Martin J. McFadden.

                              John Grespin, of Reading , formerly of town, is here on a visit. He was with the 28th division in France and was wounded in 18 places, 17 on the back and once on the arm by shrapnel shell. He was also gassed but has nearly recovered.

                              William Klingler has accepted the agency for Klingler’s bread and cakes at Lehighton and Palmerton.

                              Herman Pearson, after a visit to his parents at Hauto, left for the State of Wyoming to be mustered out. He enlisted at Butte , Mont.

                              Born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Culley a son.

                              Morris Granger fatally injured. Morris (Piney) Granger, aged 40 years, a well known athlete, was fatally injured at No. 1 tunnel of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at 6 p.m. yesterday, dying almost instantly. He was squeezed between cars, sustaining a fracture of the skull from which he bled profusely. He was employed as a pusher boss and was a well-known and highly respected citizen whose tragic death is deeply deplored by a legion of friends. He was a celebrated football player, having been a member of Nesquehoning’s all-star team. He was also a pugilist of considerable ability. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Mauch Chunk, P.O.S. of A. and Knights of Pythias of Nesquehoning. He served a term as school director. His wife and three children survive, Albert, John and Helen, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Granger and the following brothers: Lloyd, in France ; Lambert at home; Chester of Washington D.C. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m.

5-15-1919           William Granger of Philadelphia attended the funeral of his nephew Morris Granger today.

                              A large crowd will take part in the fox chase from the Hotel Armbruster, Mauch Chunk, Saturday.

                              The Moose team of Mauch Chunk will play the Nesquehoning team here this evening. Manager Jenkins of the Moose Club gave his players a banquet last night, tipped them off to inside stuff to baffle the miners

                              Michael York has erected a beautiful monument in the Sacred Heart cemetery to the memory of his late wife. It is a work of art. It stands 13 feet high and weighs 15 tons. The angel and cross surmounting the top is carved from a solid piece of Vermont granite. The monument is a source of admiration to all who view it. It is one of the finest and most imposing in the Lehigh region.

                              The funeral of Morris Granger was held at 2 p.m. today. Hundreds of friends and neighbors attended. The funeral bier was laden with a mass of beautiful flowers, the mute expressions of sorrowing friends. The Knights of Pythias, Loyal Order of Moose and the P.O.S. of A. societies were represented by large delegations. Services were conducted in the M. E. Church by Rev. Boughey. Ben Oxley and Michael Hartneady, representing the Moose; Wesley Norwood and George Jenkins, the Knights of Pythias; George Morgan and Robert Treweek the P.O.S. of A.  were the pall bearers.

5-16-1919           Born on the 7th a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jones at the residence of Mrs. Jones mother, Mrs. William Samuel, formerly Mrs. William T. Davis, in the Coll block, on Second street .

                              A beautiful $5,000 granite monument was erected this week in the Sacred Heart cemetery for Michael York to the memory of his wife. The monument is greatly admired.

                              No death has occurred here in a long time that has drawn out as many expressions of sadness as has the death of “Piney” Granger, one of the foremen at the Nesquehoning breaker. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. yesterday, and the colliery was idle in the afternoon in his honor. The whole town was at the funeral. The Knights of Pythias, the United Mine Workers, the P.O.S. of A., and the Loyal Order of Moose were present in a body. The services were conducted in Mead’s Memorial Methodist Church by Rev. H. P. Boughey and the Methodist choir sang both in the church and at the grave. Following were the pall bearers: J. W. Norwood, George Jenkins, George Morgan, Herbert Trewick, Ben Oxley, John W. Morgan, Jacob Maurer and Michael J. Hartneady. The flower bearers were Clarence Marsden, Richard Donald, Jenkin Davis, Owen McGorry and Bernard Hines.

                              Newton Theatre, Tonight Only. Gladys Leslie in “Fortune’s Child.” The story of a girl who believed in the Supremacy of Love, and Antonio Moreno in “The Iron Fist.”

                              William Bechtel, a former Nesquehoning landlord for many years, has returned from Allentown . On Monday Mr. Bechtel, Thomas A. Curry and Levi Marsden joined Baker Joseph F. Klingler in the bakery business. The Klingler bakery has been enlarged, its capacity increased and a wholesale department added. Marsden is manager and Bechtel and Curry are handling the wholesale business, establishing agencies at Lansford, Summit Hill, Coaldale and other towns.

                              John Spurchak, a member of the famous 28th division, who returned home last week, is already in his old position at the mines and instead of laying off yesterday to parade with the boys in Philadelphia, he continued work just as if the war had never happened.

                              The breaker boys at the Nesquehoning colliery under 16 years of age of who numbers are between 50 and 60, were all suspended on Saturday evening and the truant officer of the Nesquehoning schools is notifying them to get into school at once and save costs and trouble. The company is also giving notice that the law which forbids the employment of boys under 18 years of age on inside work must be complied with. 

5-17-1919           Born to Mr. and Mrs. William James a son.

                              Ned Hanion, special officer for the C.R.R. of N.J., Mauch Chunk, and Deputy Constable Bell, of town, today arrested five youths for breaking and stealing switch lights in the local yard. They were held for juvenile court in the custody of their parents.

                              In an elimination shooting match last night at 25 birds, the results were as follows: Joe Sniscak 16, Sam Backico 20, Ellsworth Beltz 22, Wm. Steventon 16, James McElmoyle 16. The winners will compose the team to take part in the Panther Valley Pigeon Shooting League tournament.

                              Newton ’s Theatre Tonight. Virginia Pearson in Queen Of Hearts, a gripping drama of mystery, love and crime. The heroine’s father has been murdered three men who desire the hand of his daughter are suspected. Who is guilty and who wins. Come and see. Also two reel Sunshine comedy, Nuff Sed.

                              Breaker boys discharged. During the past week the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company has permanently suspended several hundred youths who were employed in and around the breaker. This action was taken in compliance with a new law, which has gone into effect. During the war it was found necessary to employ these youths to assist in the production of coal, but labor conditions have adjusted themselves and there is now no scarcity of men who can perform the work formerly done by the boys.

5-20-1919           Sergeant Frank Owens, of the 82nd division, has arrived home after receiving an honorable discharge.

                              The funeral of John Watson will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with services at the house.

                              Joseph Lochico, of the 28th Division, after being mustered out has returned to his home here He wears a two wound stripe, saw hard fighting and was officially reported killed in action in August. Happily this was untrue. His many friends were glad to see him back safe and well.

                              The Nesquehoning Rod and Gun Club observed the challenge of the Summit Hill Rod and Gun Club in the Daily Times of yesterday for a money shoot between the two clubs. They regret that it is necessary to deny that they ever did any bluffing and cannot believe the challenge was given by Summit Hill Club, but by some individual member. Nesquehoning’s idea was a series of shoots between clubs from the different towns between Mauch Chunk and Coaldale, which of course included Summit Hill Club for friendly sport. However if the sentiment of the challenge was that of the Summit Hill Club, Nesquehoning Club is ready and will do no bluffing, realizing, however, that this is a poor way to promote friendly shoots among the clubs of the Panther Valley as the past has proven.

5-23-1919           Harry Holland, of Mauch Chunk, has the contract to repaint the Eagle Hotel.

                              John Hughes and Sam Davis are fishing in Stoney Creek today.

                              David Ebert has been awarded the contract to erect the reviewing and speakers stands at the new High School building for the dedication exercises on May 30.

                              Dr. O. J. Kingsbury, of the 79th division, now at Camp Dix N.J. was here on a short furlough.

                              Joseph Sniscak and Wm. Steventon made a record catch of catfish in Hauto Swamp yesterday.

                              Sergt. Frank Owens left today for Philadelphia to re-enlist in the Army.

                              Nesquehoning athletic association has ordered its new uniforms through Thomas Kiggins, of Mauch Chunk, and will wear them in the game with Mauch Chunk at the latter place Memorial Day morning and at Nesquehoning in the afternoon.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight. Cornnie Griffith in Miss Ambition. A drama of a girl who climbed the social ladder and then went back for love and iron test.

5-26-1919           Carnations for Memorial Day and the High School dedication. Any color, any quantity if ordered at once. $1.50 per dozen. Bell phone 186R2. James M. Doak or the Eagle Hotel.

                              Harry McElmoyle, Jr., and Robert Bamford Jr., overseas soldiers, have arrived here from overseas after receiving honorable discharges.

                              Mrs. Arthur Webber of Washington D. C. visited T. E. McCaffrey yesterday.

                              Plans are completed for the dedication of the new high school building on Friday. The parade will start at 2 p.m. Thirteen bands are engaged and a hundred different societies will participate. It will be the biggest event in the history of the town.

                              Every citizen is respectfully asked to clean up his surroundings this week in preparation for the dedication of the new high school also decorate your homes for the occasion. Many old time residents will be among the visitors. It will be a regular old home week commencing Friday, and many will remain for a week to exchange greetings. The Hose Co. Band will run a grand dance in the evening at which all the latest dances will take place and there will be old time square dances with an old time promptor. John M. Callen has consented to take charge of the square dances, which means success. Edward Riley will have charge of the fox trots, waltzes and two steps. Refreshments will be served in the building. There will be eleven prizes awarded. A prize waltz will be the special feature. The hall will be decorated. Kauffman’s orchestra will furnish the music.

5-27-1919           Dedication Of New High School. Imposing Ceremonies To Mark the Event in Nesquehoning. Preliminary Plans Formed at a Meeting of the School Board and Representatives of All Fraternal Organizations on Monday Evening. Nesquehoning’s handsome new school building will be dedicated with imposing ceremonies on the afternoon of May 30th. Preliminary plans are already being laid for a celebration on a magnificent scale and in keeping with the spirit and progress of the town. In an effort to make the dedication a historical event which will live in the memory of the citizens for years, Governor W. C. Sproule has been invited to make the dedicatory address, but until he gives a final decision a direct invitation will not be issued. A meeting of the Board of Directors of the School District was held on Monday evening at which representatives were present from all the fraternal and social organizations of the town. At this general meeting many plans were discussed, but the date of May 30th was definitely decided upon. Great enthusiasm was manifested at the meeting and with great pride and in their home community those present promised to bend every effort toward making the occasion one that will be remembered. An executive committee was appointed who will have in charge all the details in connection with the dedication. This committee consists of Harry Smith, Joe Gover, Timothy Boyle, Michael J. Mulligan, William Starosta, Evan Williams, Hugh McGorry, Moses Mustacehio, John S. Ronemus, Michael Kordilla and Paul Misick. Should the invitation extended to Governor Sproule and the chief executive unable to fill the engagement another prominent citizen will fill the post of chief orator. In addition to the leading speaker several noted educators are expected to be present. The choosing of the speakers has been left in the hands of the Board. Nesquehoning in the erection of its present handsome and commodious school building has gone a step forward in education and with a corps of teachers it is developing into a seat of learning that cannot be equaled in Carbon County . The new building is a source of beauty and will be the center of all social activities. It is complete in appointments, handsome in furnishing and modern in equipment embracing all that is in keeping with the educational spirit of our time.

5-28-1919           Born to Dr. and Mrs. Thomas a son.

                              The Pythian Sisters motored to Lehighton last evening and organized a lodge of the Pythian sisters of that place.

                              James McArdle arrived home last night from overseas with a casualty. He was with the Third division and was badly gassed but is quite well again. He brought a souvenir to his father, William McArdle a blind man, a cane made from wood in the Argonne Forest . It was carved by a cook in his company and the day after he presented it to Mr. McArdle he was killed by a German shell. It contains the dates of the division’s entry into the Argonne and the battles in which it participated. It is artistically carved and a wonderful memento of the world war.

                              The Citizens Band of New Columbus, formerly the Little Italy Band will repeat the concert after the High School dedication on Friday for which it was awarded a gold medal at Tamaqua on Saturday. The medal will be on exhibition during the concert for all who desire to see it. The medal was won in competition with the Mahonoy City Band and was awarded entirely on the merits of the New Columbus Band, which plays fine concert music.

5-28-1919           Nesquehoning will be the mecca for thousands of visitors on Memorial Day, the occasion being the dedication of its magnificent High School building, the finest and most elaborately equipped in Carbon County . In fact it compared with the best in the State. Invitations have been extended to all fraternal and patriotic societies in the county to take part in the parade and a great number will respond. A dozen bands will be in line. A feature will be a section of returned soldiers under command of Lieutenant Russel Harvey. The parade is to be held at 2 p.m. The dedicatory exercises will follow. Following is the lineup and formation of the parade. First Division. Form at Hose House. Automobiles with Civil War Veterans and wounded soldiers. Tamaqua Band. Colors and Guards. Returned soldiers, sailors and Marines. Second Division. Aides, Dr. A. T. Jenkins and William Marsden. Form on Center Street right resting at Hose House. Nesquehoning Band. P.O.S. of A., Nesquehoning. P.O.S. of A., Lansford. Jr. Order of Mechanics, Lansford. P.O.S. of A., float. Lehighton Boys’ Band. I.O.O.F. of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk. K. of C. Mauch Chunk. Pythian Sisters, Nesquehoning. Knights of Pythias, Nesquehoning. Third Division. Aides Eugene Bonner and Tony Biank. Form on Railroad St. right resting as Zaengle’s Corner. Lansford Band. Lansford Fire Co. Summit Hill Band. Summit Hill Boys’ Band. A.O. of H. Nesquehoning. H.R.A. Nesquehoning. Liberty Girls Organization, Nesquehoning. Seek Boys’ Band. Foresters of America , Nesquehoning. Little Italy Citizens Club, Nesquehoning. St. Mary’s de Galizio, Nesquehoning. Fourth Division. Aides Mike Gudida and Andy Hudock. From on Railroad St. right resting at Hose House. St. Mary’s Society, Nesquehoning. St. Nickolas, Nesquehoning. St. John’s Society, Nesquehoning. Lansford Liberty Band. Slovak League. Slovak Ladies Club. Fifth Division. Aides C. E. Toole, Gordon Ulshafer, H. Miller and R. Mulligan. Form on High and School Street right resting at Hose House. Lehighton Band. School Directors. School Children. H. S. Drill Corps. Route of Parade. East on Railroad Street . Railroad to Catawissa on Oak St .. Catawissa west to York ’s, countermarch to School. South on School to Railroad, East on Center   to Hazard. Dispense.

5-29-1919    Deputy Constable Charles Bell of town and Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Officer Patrick Gallagher of Lansford made important arrests at Hauto Dam Tuesday night when they took into custody on the charge of trespassing Daniel Sneddon, high constable of Coaldale; Frank Spotts a special officer of Tamaqua; G.W. Sassaman and Louis Brooke of Tamaqua. They were arraigned before a justice of the peace and fined $8.50 each and costs. Fishing in the dam is not allowed without a permit. No bass were found on the fishermen, otherwise the charge would be more serious, as the season doesn’t open until July 1st.

5-29-1919           Nesquehoning’s new High School building which will be dedicated tomorrow, is a handsome structure. It compares with those of large cities, surpasses any like building in Carbon County and is a monument to the enterprise of the board of directors who erected it. It is fire proof throughout. The only woodwork is that of doors, casings and frames which are finished in chestnut. The floors and hallways with a few exceptions in the school rooms are of terrazay, a substance similar to concrete, but of a finer nature. There is nothing of the useless ornamental about it yet it is beautiful and impressive in its simplicity and design. John T. Simpson, Newark , NJ , was the architect. It is imposing in its massiveness and amazing in the magnitude and completeness of its equipment. The graduate of the future will find every convenience and help in it to fit him or her for the more practical duties of life. Each room is properly ventilated exceptionally well lighted. This is a striking feature of the structure, which will certainly be conducive to eye ease. There are several side entrances and a main one in the front. This is on the order of a rotunda with artistic railing. The erection of the building was commenced in 1917 by the Shamokin Lumber and Mfg. Co., Contractors of Shamokin, Pa., but was delayed on account of war conditions, which held up material and increased its cost as well as that of labor which was rendered scarce. Under the circumstances the work was done efficiently and satisfactorily, attesting the ability of the contractors to execute contracts on a big scale. The board of directors was composed of Albert Norwood, president; Samuel Emanuel, secretary; Thomas S. Coxe, vice president; E. R. Ronemus, treasurer and Harry J. Steventon and Milford McElmoyle. They have given the community an educational place that will redound to their eternal credit. The cost of the building is $134,000, but other expenses will increase its grand total to $150,000. It is built of gray tile brick and occupies a space of ground 74 feet 4 inches wide by 133 feet 6 ½ inches long. It is two and a half stories high. It has two basements, the sub-basement being occupied by the heating plant, manual training and mechanical drawing rooms. Hot air is furnished from an extensive heating plant on the order of a hot air furnace but of a more scientific nature. A large fan operated by an electric motor supplies the fresh air. Mechanical devices remove the ashes. Hugh McElmoyle is the competent janitor of the building. Sensitive and scientific devices maintain a uniform heat or the degree desired. The manual training room is equipped with lathes and all the necessary machinery of such a room, all operated by electrical power. In the basement proper is situated the gymnasium, domestic science and sewing rooms. The domestic science room is on the order of a colossal culinary department. It has every convenience and would excite the envy of the model housewife. Gas is furnished by an independent plant, but the building is piped for the day Nesquehoning will own its own gas plant which is not in the distant future. The “gym” is large and commodious. Its equipment is complete. This is really one of the impressive features of the building. It lacks nothing in detail. On the first floor are the directors’ room, supervising principal’s, auditorium and the various class rooms. The clocks are regulated by a master clock in the supervising principal’s room from which radiates telephones to every department of the school. R. O. Klotz is the capable supervising principal. The auditorium is large and airy and fascinating to the eye in its appointments and elaborateness. It is capable of seating 600 people in comfort. The parquet seats are sloped as are also those of the balcony. The curtains are operated by electricity and the foot lights are of the disappearing order. A moving picture booth is attached. On the second floor are the study hall, lecture room, laboratory, teacher’s rest room, recreation and commercial rooms, all being of the communicating or continuing order. Each pupil has an individual locker. The toilet rooms are of the best material and most modern equipment as well as of the standard hygienic order. Bath rooms with shower bath appliances are also a feature. The people of Nesquehoning can look with just pride upon their new High School building. They are to be envied, for they are in advance of their time in this educational achievement and triumph, which places them in the front rank of popular and modern education.

5-31-1919           New High School was dedicated with inspiring patriotic demonstration at Nesquehoning yesterday, service men a feature. Intensely enthusiastic patriotism marked the dedication of the New High School at Nesquehoning yesterday. Thousands of visitors were attracted. Every incoming trolley car was packed to the limit with visiting people and the trolley service proved inadequate to the occasion. Many were disappointed because of a lack of accommodations. Taxis helped out well in the emergency. Nesquehoning never before in its history held such crowds. It was the mecca for throngs from all parts of the county. The town was gaily decorated, waving flags and bunting bidding a mute but cordial welcome to the visitors. Refreshment stands here and there provided for the hungry and thirsty. No detail was lacking looking to the welcome and comfort of the strangers. Nesquehoning certainly did itself proud. It occasioned no surprise that their enterprise has resulted in the erection of the most colossal temple of education in the county. Great as was every other arrangement, the parade was the crowning achievement of the auspicious day, which was as perfect as was ever set for an epoch of such magnitude. It was a monster inspiring and picturesque demonstration. Lieutenant Russel Harvey was chief marshal. It was a feature parade throughout. Each society participating vied in originality. One of the touching spectacles was the service men from overseas and at home. Tears of joy filled the eyes of many at the sight of them. They were given an enthusiastic ovation. There was a large representation of them. Nesquehoning P.O.S. of A. turned out in force. It was represented by continental characters and a red school house float showing the contrast between the luxurious building of today and the comparatively primitive one of 50 years ago, an impressive object lesson to the youth of today as to his unlimited opportunities in comparison with the limited ones of his fore fathers. Nesquehoning’s schools made an exceptionally large and fine showing. Each grade was represented with a teacher in charge. They were attired in fantastic and ludicrous garb and carried original banners. Many May poles with countless streamers also featured. Nesquehoning High School Drill Corps gave a clever exhibition of intricate drilling that elicited rounds of applause. The Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sisters of Nesquehoning were an imposing feature of the parade, being largely represented. After the parade, the dedicatory exercises were held at the new high school building. The program opened with the rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” by the Lehighton Band. Supervising Principal R.O. Klotz was the chairman. He spoke on the educational progress of Nesquehoning in recent years, which justified the erection of the new high school building. A school was the center of community, the foundation of democracy, where no distinction was made to class or creed and which stood for and fostered one flag and one country. Ben Branch, Esq., in behalf of the P.O.S. of A. of Nesquehoning, presented a Bible and U. S. flags to the new school. In accepting the Bible Mr. Klotz said it would be daily read in the school. Sergeant Andrew Pancoe, a wounded marine and hero of Chateau Thierry, gave an edifying talk on his experience in the great world war conflict which was of absorbing interest. James J. Bevan, county superintendent of schools, was the next speaker, saying in part: The occasion we celebrate today is truly American. This splendid building of learning with its complete and modern equipment indicates more loudly than words the fundamental belief of the American people in education and their desire to provide such education for their children as shall be adequate for the demands of later life. Democracy and education are inseparable. The one cannot exist without the other. No ignorant democracy ever did nor ever will endure. Our American Republic has learned from its founders and forefathers that its welfare and security can be maintained only through the results and blessings of public education. Our free government provides the means whereby the opportunity for education shall be offered to all and our schools in turn are the means whereby the very life of the nation is maintained. The Great War was a mighty test of the work of the American public school and most nobly did the schools meet that test. It proved that the nation of people of every color and creed had been transformed into a nation of patriots that placed our flag above every other flag and its loyalty supreme. The American school must be extended and enlarged to meet the ever-growing demands for better education of the masses of our people. Learning must become universal in America . The chief business of the nation is the education of its childhood. Carbon County has nobly done its duty to its children at school. No other county of equal size and population can boast of better school buildings and more efficient schools. This fine building, the latest in our county, is in point of equipment for both physical and mental training, the most complete of them all. Our highest commendation is accorded to the progressive school board, its capable supervising principal and faculty and to the public-spirited people of this place for this addition to the school facilities of our county. Our future as a nation will be made secure through the educating and refining influence of our schools. Patriotic devotion to our country and loyalty to the flag will go hand in hand with the right training of our youth. Long may our schools endure to do their glorious work of educating our people, cherishing our institutions of free government, and exalting the American ideals of freedom, justice, equality and humanity.

5-31-1919           Nesquehoning’s Fine New High School Building. Nesquehoning went “over the top” in so many different things yesterday that it almost swamps a poor humble newspaper fellow to enumerate them all. It went over the top in the Salvation Army drive; it had the biggest, finest and most imposing Memorial Day parade of this region, it was most magnificently decorated, it had thousands of visitors from other towns on its streets, it had a genuine home coming day of former residents and last but not least it dedicated a $150,000 high school building that has sure gone over the top, it being one of the very finest school buildings in the county. The dedication of the building was the big event of the day. It stands on the main street of Nesquehoning, is 75 feet wide, 135 feet deep and including the basement and the floor devoted to the gymnasium and manual training departments, is practically four stories high. It was erected by the Shamokin Lumber and Manufacturing Co., and John T. Simpson, of Newark and the architect and engineer. Tooker & Marsh, of New York , were consulting architects. Even a minute description of this building will give only a faint idea of its completeness, but it is really a marvel that should be visited personally to be appreciated. The dedication exercises followed the parade. Supervising Principal R. O. Klotz presided. A Bible and a U.S. Flag were presented by the P.O.S. of A. of Nesquehoning and another flag by the Jr. O.W.A.M., Lansford. Ben Branch made the presentation. As extemporaneous speech was made by Sergeant Pancoe, a young Nesquehoning soldier. The leading addresses were by County Superintendent J. J. Bevan, of Mauch Chunk; W. M. Dennison, of Harrisburg and Daniel J. Duffy, Esq., of Pottsville . The Lehighton Band furnished instrumental music and Roy Ronemus, Ben Arthur, William Donald and John Kanouse sang. Following the program the gymnasium, already well equipped was thrown open to the school children. A great feature of the parade was the appearance of 300 or more school children in costume.

                              Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hooper and daughter of Nesquehoning are at Camp Dix to see Fred Hooper Jr., who landed from overseas a few days ago.

                              John Leffler, a Nesquehoning soldier on the casualty list, and a patient in the Carlisle Hospital , was in the parade in an auto yesterday.

                              Get a quick eat at Mrs. Steventon’s Dining Restaurant, Main Street, when ever hungry. Menu: Club Sandwiches, Frankfurters and Buns, Sweitzer Cheese, Home Made Pies, Pickled Tongue, Fresh Tongue, Fresh Corned Beef, Ice Cream, Cake, Coffee, Cigars and Tobacco.

6-3-1919              Mrs. Mary Krug has returned to Washington , D.C. , after a visit to her son in law, T. E. McCaffrey.

                              John Sause was burned at No. 2 shaft yesterday as a result of a gas explosion. He is at his home.

                              Nesquehoning Boat Club No.1 meets tonight at 8 o’clock at Corby ’s Hall. All members are urged to be present.

                              John Dolon, of Philadelphia , formerly of town is visiting his brother in law, John Boyle.

                              Nicholo Marino a discharged U.S. soldier has opened a shoe repair shop opposite the Eagle Hotel. He was gassed and wounded at Chateau Thierry and after two months’ work in the mines was advised by his physician to seek other employment. He is a first class shoe repairer and he will appreciate your patronage.

6-10-1919           Who are the Uhro-Rusins? The Uhro-Rusins are the descendants of the Red Russians. A branch, which planted on the southern part of the Carpathians, has grown up as a separte tree. As a Russian nationality, they belonged to the original Russia . But when the Magyars occupied Hungary and made the Carpathians the boundary of Hungary , the Uhro-Rusins became entirely subjects of Hungary . That was in the XII century. From that time until the present date they have been under the rules of the Magyars, their rights and privileges varying through the centuries were denied them. In 1868-9, the Hungarian Constitutions guaranteed them certain auto nomous rights, which rights however, were never granted. The Uhro-Rusins inhabited 14 counties of Hungary . But today only 8 whole Counties and part of two other Counties are classified as Uhro-Rusins, which are the following: Spis, Saris, Abauj, Zemplin, Ung, Bereg, Maramaros and Ugoca, and a portion of Gemer and Borsod. Some parts of these counties are claimed by the Slovaks and some by the Magyars. This question is now under consideration by the Peace Conference at Paris . But the Uhro-Rusin State is approved already in principle by the Government of the United States and the Governments of the Allies, represented at the Peace Conference, as a State of the Czechoslovak Republic on the basis of a federation similar to the United States . Thus the Uhor-Rusins did not follow their brothers, the great Russians in their downfall, but showed ability in the prevailing chaos to save themselves and found a way to their own salvation and liberation. Such an able people certainly deserves not only the recognition, but the moral and material help of unselfish American public. Signed; Onyer Fetzurka, Steve Hydra, Mike Rabayde, Trustees, Nesquehoning , Pa.

                              For first class workmanship in paper hanging and painting see or write Kocker and Rodgers at Clark Bros. Store, Lansford, or the firm address, Nesquehoning, Pa. Estimates cheerfully given on all work in our line.

6-10-1919           During the past few days the road over the Broad Mountain , which is embraced in one of the state highway routes, was heavily oiled by the State Highway Department officials. As a result the highway was closed to traffic over the weekend. The oil was used in such quantity that it was impossible to drive an auto over it owing to the danger of skidding. The section oiled extends from Shady Rest to Hudsondale.

                              The owners of the dogs in the recent fox chases met at Coaldale last night and arranged to hold a final fox chase of the winners at Nesquehoning soon for a purse of $100.00. The winners are from the following places; Nesquehoning 1, Summit Hill 2, Lansford 2, Slatington 2 and Coaldale 1.

                              Ben Maurer has returned from overseas.

                              A pretty wedding was celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Heart with a nuptial mass at 8 a.m. today, the principals being Frank J. Duffy and Miss Lilian Kovach. Rev. J. L. O’Connor officiating. The attendants were Julia, sister of the bride and Harry Hamil, of Mauch Chunk. The altars were beautifully decorated with roses and carnations. The bride wore a dress of white duchess satin with court train and tulle veil and carried a bouquet of white rose buds. The bridesmaid wore pink georgette, wore a picture hat and carried a bouquet of pink rosebuds. After a reception and dinner at the home of the bride the young couple left to spend their honeymoon at Atlantic City and Niagara Falls .

6-11-1919           More light on the ‘Uhro-Rusins” What “UHRO” and what “RUSIN” means? “Hort” (in great Russian or Jugo-Slav “Gora”) means “Mountain” Uhor, (Ugor) – Mountaineer. Rusin means the same as Russ, Russian, Ruthenian. Uhro-Rusin (Ugro-Rusin) as Russ, Russian, Ruthenian – Mountainer. In his own language the Rusin and all the Slave give Hungary the name of Uhorsczina (U-gor-schee-na), that means a country surrounded by Mountains. Some authors are calling the Uhro-Rusins by the name Hungarian Russians or Hungarian Ruthenians, using the name Hungary instead of Uhorsczina. Which was all right while these Rusins were a part of the population of Hungary , but now, that the Uhro-Rusins are an autonomous part of the Czechoslovak-Rusin Republic , if one refers to the Uhro-Rusins, he means the Rusin-Mountaineers, the inhabitants of the Southern slopes of the Carpathians. The Uhro-Rusins speak a language very similar to, in tact a dialect of the Russian and in their books they use the Cyrillic Alphabet, the language is also very similar to the Ukrainian, Slovak and Bohemian. They are almost entirely given to agricultural pursuits, are by religion Greek Catholics united with Rome and owing to the oppressive tactics of the Mgyar leaders, they are in the main illiterate and unfortunately, possess no literature of any note. That they found the way out of the chaos and today are liberated, creating an autonomous state of Czechoslovak Republic, is a credit to the merit of American Uhro-Rusins, whose American National Council started, continued and is still conducting for the benefit of the fellow nationals in Old Country a political policy, which has deserved and has received the praise of all the Allied Governments and the approval of the Peace Conference. These American Uhro-Rusins are holding now the Tag Day for collection of money and for giving material help to their liberated brothers and sisters abroad. The Uhro-Rusins are the only people of the Czechoslovak Republic who have suffered directly by the War, for as we know, the Russians twice took the Carpathian Mountains, and twice the Austro-German-Hungarian armies passed through the Uhro-Rusin villages and that occurred nowhere also in the territories of the new republic. What was left by the war machine, the German-Hungarian “kultur” destroyed, on account the evident sympathy shown by these people toward the Russians. Altho the Uhro-Rusins were compelled to fight for the Autocratic powers of Mid Europe, they were our Allies from the beginning of the war and therefore deserve our support on their Tag Day Saturday.  Signed; Onyer Fetzurka, Steve Hydra, Mike Rabayda, Trustees, Nesquehoning , Pa.

6-12-1919           Uhro-Rusins of U.S.A. In the course of the last thirty years, the Uhro-Rusins, dissatisfied with the conditions in Hungary emigrated in large numbers, and there are today about 500,000 in America . They are very well organized here, having two beneficial organizations, one the Greek Catholic Union of Rusin Brotherhoods of U.S.A, with a membership of 90,000 and the United Societies of Greek Catholic Religion of The U.S.A, numbering 9,000 members. They are settled in large numbers in about 150 cities of Pennsylvania , Ohio , New York , Connecticut , New Jersey and Illinois , and smaller numbers are to be found scattered all around in the States. Their parishes are large in numbers and their Churches the best looking architectural structures on the community. The above mentioned two organizations, backed up with the 150 Greek Catholic Rusin Churches are the American Uhro-Rusin People, which in the work of liberation of their brothers is represented by the American National Council of Uhro-Rusins. Realizing the impossibility of communication with the Uhro-Rusins in Hungary , this American National Council of Uhro-Rusins agreed upon what the aims and ambitions of the Uhro-Rusins are, and on October 21st 1918, presented a memorandum to His Excellency, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America . After an audience with the President, the directors of the American National Council of Uhro-Rusins, accepting the suggestion of the President, decided to carry on an active campaign so that the Uhro-Rusins of Hungary would comprise an autonomous state in federation with other states or state. On October the 23rd 1918 at the convention of the Mid-European Union in Independence Hall, Philadelphia , Pa. , the Uhro-Rusins were recognized as a separate and distinct nationality and on October the 26th 1918 Gregory I. Zsatkovich, Esq., representative of the Uhro-Rusins signed the Declaration Of Aims Of The Oppressed Nationalities Of Europe for and on behalf of the Uhro-Rusins. On November the 12th 1918 the American National Council of Uhro-Rusins unanimously decided to recommend a union of an autonomous Uhro-Rusinia with the Czechoslovak Republic and further decided to submit the recommendation to a vote of all the Uhro-Rusin in America . This vote was completed in the latter part of December 1918 the result being almost three to one for ratification of the recommendation of the National Council. A commission of two, i.e., Gregory I. Zsatkovich, Esq., chairman and Julius J. Gardos, the President of National Council, have been elected to go to Uhro-Rusinia and inform the Uhro-Rusins of the recommendations and wishes of their brethren in America and also to distribute funds, partly collected and to be collected for charitable purposes. The Uhro-Rusins during the war proved to be the most loyal element of foreigners in this Country. They have contributed to the winning the war by their hard labor and by buying Liberty Bonds and War Savings Stamps. They also helped and gave to all war work and relief purposes approved by our Government, both American and not American. Therefore, they are entitled to ask and receive the help of all Americans and allied peoples on Saturday next. Signed; Onyer Fetzurka, Steve Hydra, Mike Rabayda, Trustees, Nesquehoning , Pa.  

6-12-1919           Sergeant Harry J. Becker, after two years service in this country has been discharged from Camp Sherman , Ohio .

                              A block party will be held Tuesday evening at Terrace Grove for the benefit of Nesquehoning Hose Co. Band. Those who have been overlooked by the committee can contribute when the wagon makes its round for donations Tuesday afternoon. It will be a delightful affair and every body is invited to attend.

6-13-1919           Conditions in Uhro-Rusinia approved third state of Czechoslovak Republic . During the war the Russians occupied the Carpathians in two instances and twice they were repulsed by the teutonic war machine. In the northern part of Saris, Zemplin, Ung, Bereg and Maramoros Counties , the situation is similar of that in North Western France and Belgium . The homes in ruin, the fields devastated by the cannon. The Magyars, after executing the Rusin parents who dared to show sympathy towards the Russians or lately dared to oppose the Bolshevik Magyar movement, took thousands of Rusin orphans to Magyarland not with the noble aim of saving them for life but with the hypecritic calculation to raise janigarics of them, whom they wanted to use for militaristic purposes for the persecution of their own parents and brothers. One part of Uhro-Rusina, the counties of Spis, Sarys, Zemplin and in part Ung were occupied by the Czechoslovak armies right after the armistice was signed. But the other part of Ung, Bereg, Ugoesa, Maramaros were occupied only May 1st, 1919 during the fight of self defense of the Czechoslovak Army against the aggressive Magyar Bolsheviks. The Magyars always been getting all the textile manufacturings from the territory inhabited by the Slavs whom they are bound to lose. So on their retreat from these Slav territories, especially from the Rusin territory which they held until May 1st 1919, they not only took money, jewelry, cattle, sheep, horses, oxen but also all the clothes they found in the closets and left the Rusins in most horrible conditions. They are in a pitiful position now being liberated and free, they might die of hunger and cold next winter. Within the next two months the American National Council of Uhro-Rusins expects to collect sufficient funds of money to buy a ship load of food and a ship load of clothes to be sent by us under the unselfish care of American Relief Administration to Uhro-Rusinia, so that the Uhro-Rusins abroad also would feel the helping hand of America and pray the old Almighty that the most glorious United States of America live long and be for ever the land of the free and the home of the brave. Signed; Onyer Fetzurka, Steve Hydra, Mike Rabayda, Trustees, Nesquehoning , Pa.

6-14-1919           John Watkins, of Allentown is here on a visit and proposes to return to town again.

                              Robert Parry, of the 49th division has arrived here upon receiving an honorable discharge.

                              A marriage license was issued yesterday to Robert Measures and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller. They will wed in the near future.

                              James McElhenny is home on a furlough. He assists casualties across the continent.

                              The Eighth grade pupils held their annual exercises in the new high school auditorium last night. It was the first time it was occupied since its erection. There was a turn out of the friends of the pupils and schools and an attractive program was rendered in which the pupils demonstrated their ability for promotion. Rev. H. I. Nicholas, of Summit Hill and County Superintendent of Schools James I. Bevan, Mauch Chunk made inspiring addresses.

                              On Monday night the High School class will hold commencement at the new auditorium. Coalport will have a graduate for the first time in its career.

                              Special For Tonight, Club Sandwiches, Pickle and Hamburg Sandwiches, Hot Doggies. Steventon’s Restaurant.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight. Would You Marry a Man You Hate? See Buchman’s Wife and a Lion Comedy in two rills.

6-16-1919           Ben Davis, auditor for District No.7 of the United Mine Workers, has purchased a new car.

                              The Dark Horse Club tendered a kid roast to the returned solders on Saturday evening. Harry Marsden and Herbert Bamford, members of the club invited their returned soldier friends to attend the affair.

                              Jimmy Cadden played with Lehighton at Allentown yesterday. Lehighton won 4-0.

                              Mrs. Sarah Cadden and Miss Margaret McCabe, graduates of the class of 1909 of the Stroudsburg State Normal School , are attending the alumni banquet and commencement exercises of that school.

                              Mrs. Mary McMahon and granddaughter, Erleen Cadden were at Summit Hill yesterday attending the first mass of Rev. Dougherty.

                              Tomorrow evening the block party at Terrace Grove will be held. Three bands will furnish the music, the two local bands and the Summit Hill Band. There will be hundreds of attractions and refreshments of all kinds. Dancing will be a feature. Hundreds of visitors will be present. It will be a big and joyous event. Make no other date for tomorrow night. Everybody will be there and don’t forget it, it for the benefit of the Hose Co. Band.

6-17-1919           All roads lead to Terrace Grove this evening, the occasion to be the block party for the benefit of the Nesquehoning Hose Co. Band. The arrangements are complete. They provide an abundance of amusements for old and young. Refreshments of all kinds will be on sale. Music will be furnished by three bands and dancing will be a feature.

                              The annual commencement was held in the new High School auditorium last night. It was the first commencement to be held in the new High School building and there was a big attendance of the friends of the graduates and the school. Music was furnished by the High School orchestra. The program was as follows: Selection, Orchestra. Invocation, Rev. H. P. Boughey. High School Corus, Serenade Triolet, deKoven; Florian Sond, Godard. Salutatory with Oration, “ America ’s Stand for Principle.” Daniel Patrick Dougherty. Selection, “Gleam, O Silver Stream,” Girls Glee Club. Oration, “Our Army of Mercy,” Amy Margaret Davis. Vocal Solo, “Make New Friends, But Keep the Old,” John Kanouse. Oration, “The Finest of the Arts” Clara Mantania Eckert. Violin Solo, Selected, Robert S. Emanuel. Oration, “The Meaning of Americanism,” Edmund Linus Mulligan. Quartette, “March of Our Nation,”(Geibel), Messrs. Knouse, Arthur, Donald and Ronemus. Oration “The Marshall of Freedom,” Edwin Wallace Eldridge. Vocal Duett, “Oh That We Two Were Maying” (Ethelbert Nevin) Miss Elizabeth Williams, John Knouse. Valedictory With Oration, “The Heroism and Marydom of Belgium ,” Russel Franklin Miller. Presentation of Mantle, Robert C. Reese. Acceptance of Mantle, Stephen I. Kovach. Commencement Address. J. Bevan. Supt. of Carbon Co. Schools. Presentation of Diplomas. R. O. Klotz, Supervising Principal. Benediction. The graduates are as follows: Laura Evelyn Bamford, Hazel Adalaide Bliss, Mary Magdeline Crossin, Amy Margaret Davis, Ernest Trewhella Donald, Daniel Patrick Dougherty, Clara Mantaina Eckert, Edward George Edwards, Edwin Wallace Eldridge, Sara Dorothy James, Sara Mae Jont, Russel Franklin Miller, Edmund Linus Mulligan, Robert Clarington Reese, Caroline Lund Watson and Andrew Leonard Zulick. All are from Nesquehoning, but Russel Franklin Miller who is a resident of Bloomingdale.

6-17-1919           A class of 16 bright young men and women graduated last evening from the Nesquehoning high school, before one of the largest educational audiences ever assembled in this town. The exercises were staged in Nesquehoning’s magnificent new auditorium. There was a sweet fragrance of roses; the graduated were capped and gowned and the music by the high school orchestra was of a high order.  County Superintendent J. J. Bevan made the address. The graduates. Clara Eckhart, Amy Davis, Sarah May Jont, Sarah James, Carrie Watson, Edwin Eldridge, Andrew Zulick, Edmund Mulligan, Daniel Dougherty, Russel Miller, Mary Crossen, Laura Bamford, Hazel Bliss, Claire Reese, Edward Edwards and Edward Donald.

6-18-1919           Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duffy have returned from their honeymoon trip to Atlantic City , N.J. and Buffalo N.Y.

                              Wanted- Two union carpenters, steady work. Pay every Saturday at noon, Apply David Eberts, Contractor, Nesquehoning , Pa.

                              Constables Oxley and Bell rounded up the juvenile thieves who robbed J. C. Bright’s store Monday night and recovered the stolen goods. Three boys have already been committed to Glen Mills Reformatory.

6-19-1919    A special meeting of Hose Co. will be held this evening at 7:30 o’clock to arrange to attend Four County Firemen’s parade at Bethlehem on Saturday-W. H. Jenkins, Pres.

                              Sergeant Andrew Panco, of Nesquehoning, at the request of friends, today announced his candidacy for the nomination of Recorder of Deeds on the Republican ticket. His war record is known to all and he will no doubt make a formidable record.

                              Jimmy Cadden was struck in the eye by a foul ball while batting for Lansford last evening, sustaining a painful injury.

6-20-1919           The fox chase will be held this evening at 5 o’clock.

                              Thomas McPhillips has been discharged from the Hazleton Hospital following treatment for an attack of influenza.

                              Edward Kennedy fractured a toe enroute to work yesterday.

                              Louis Reothline, former principal of our schools was a visitor here yesterday.

                              A carnival for the benefit of the baseball club will be held on the baseball field next week opening Monday. It carries 50 people.

                              Nesquehoning Hose Co. and Band will take part in the Four County Firemen’s parade at Bethlehem tomorrow. They will go in a special train chartered by the Lansford Hose Co., Summit Hill Band and Hose Co. will accompany.

6-21-1919           Nesquehoning Hose Co. did not take part in the Four County Firemen’s parade at Bethlehem today. Owing to a misunderstanding and the lacking of a larger meeting it was decided at the eleventh hour not to parade. Fire Chief Edward Mulligan represented the Hose Co. as delegate at the convention.

                              For Sale – A mare aged 5 years, harness, wagon and buggy. Apply Frank Romano, New Columbus, Nesquehoning , Pa.

                              Special Tonight at Steventon’s Restaurant. Club Sandwiches, Sweezer Cheese, Hot Doggies, Hamburg Tomato and Lettuce.

6-21-1919           Miss Margaret Ronemus has gone to Philadelphia on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Simpson. She was accompanied by her father, E. R. Ronemus.

                              Miss Mary Davis last year’s music teacher has declined a reappointment to accept a position in one of the Buffalo , N.Y. , schools.

                              The Peerless Boat Club has repaired and repainted its bungalow at the Hauto dam and will take possession on July 1st. Messrs. James Travina, Thomas J. Lager, E. R. Ronemus, Harry James and Harry Jenkins have each had a new rowboat built.

                              Mrs. George Lichenburger, of Philadelphia , who was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. James for a week, returned home this morning. She was here to attend the graduating exercises of the high school. Her niece, Miss Sarah D. James, who was one of the graduates, accompanied her to the city.

                              Mrs. Mary O’Neill, of Philadelphia , is in town, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Harry D. James.

6-23-1919           FOR SALE – A mare, aged 5 years, harness, wagon and buggy, Apply Frank Romana, New Columbus.

                              Three State Police were here Saturday on a mysterious mission.

                              The dog of J. L. Gallagher, of Coaldale, won the fox chase on Friday. It was for a purse of $100.00.

                              The Carnival Co. engaged for the benefit of the baseball club has arrived and pitched its tents on the baseball field where it will exhibit for a week.

                              Joe York arrived Saturday at New York with a casual company from overseas.

                              Robert Measures and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller were married Thursday evening at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. David Ebert, Rev. Boughey officiating. They were unattended. The bride is a well known and estimable lady. Mr. Measures was a former hotel proprietor and is a veteran of the Spanish American war.

                              Don’t fail to take the opportunity to see Bert Lytell in No Man’s Land. This is a romantic adventure so strange and exciting that you would regret missing it, and Pearl White in Lightning Raider, A thriller. Tonight Newton Theatre.

6-24-1919           Ed Oster treated Joseph DeLong to a ride in his new motor cycle car.

                              The carnival for the benefit of the baseball club opened last evening. It was marred by a slight accident. Mrs. DePhille in ascending the pole to do a high wire act fell to the ground. She was treated by a physician and will perform tonight at 9:30 o’clock. Peter Zalusky aged 15 years, wrestled the bear, putting bruin down for the first time in four weeks.

6-25-1919           Word has been received from Sergeant Con Gallagher, W. S. Marines, 2nd division who was injured at Chateau Thierry to the effect that he has been transferred from the Brooklyn Naval Hospital , to League Island Hospital , Philadelphia .

                              A gas explosion occurred this morning at No.4 section of No.2 shaft. William Johns was seriously burned and was removed to the Coaldale Hospital . John Panco was slightly burned and was taken to his home.

                              Neil Gallagher of the Third Division Regular Army, who has seen three years of service was discharged and returned to his home today. He enlisted in the regular army during the Mexican trouble and re-enlisted when the United States went to war with Germany . He was reported missing in action for seven weeks due to being separated from his company. He ate his Easter dinner and supper with “Butch” Hatrick, of Mauch Chunk, both of whom enlisted at the same time.

                              The Carnival Company which is showing for the benefit of the baseball club entertained the largest crowd last evening since its opening quite a large number of people being present from Lansford, Summit Hill and Mauch Chunk. They are running good clean shows and the people are showing their appreciation by their patronage. The company will remain for the balance of the week and if you want to spend a pleasant evening be on hand.

6-27-1919           Thomas Price and Miss Kate Rhodda were married last evening by Rev. H. P. Boughey. They are a popular young couple and their host of friends extend congratulations.

                              Mike Roscoe, Steve Macinko of the Sixth Division and Aaron Bechtel of the Seventh Division, who recently returned from overseas were discharged and arrived home last evening.

                              William Buck, of the Army of Occupation, France, has re-enlisted in France and hence did not arrive home with his pals.

                              William Breslin, formerly of Mauch Chunk and Nesquehoning, and a brother of Frank Breslin of the former place, accompanied by William McNelis, both of Williamstown, Pa., are visiting friends in town today after being discharged from the army. Mr. Breslin enjoys the distinction of being the oldest enlisted man in this part of the State if not the entire state and is the father of nine children, two of whom are with the army in France . He will be 53 years old next October. He was a veteran of the Spanish American war and enlisted again when the U. S. declared war on Germany . McNelis had a leg fractured while in action.

                              Despite the inclement weather the Carnival Company is drawing large crowds nightly and is proving a big success. An added attraction for tonight and tomorrow night will be Miss Chesterfield, a noted Liberty Loan dancer of Los Angeles , Cal . She has the distinction of selling more bonds than any other individual during the fifth liberty loan drive. She joined the company today.

                              James Dugan and John Resslar of the Second division, both wounded in France were discharged from Carlisle hospital and returned home this afternoon.

6-28-1919           Prof. C. E. Toole, the principal of the Nesquehoning High School and his wife and daughter left yesterday to spend their summer vacation with friends in Susquehanna County .

                              Mead’s Memorial Methodist Church will have a special patriotic service at 6:45 o’clock, Sunday evening and a large attendance is expected. The church will call its roll of honor and the pastor Rev H. P. Boughey will preach on the American Nation’s Responsibility.

                              Thomas B. Price and Miss Catherine Rodda both of town were united in marriage at 8 o’clock Thursday evening, by Rev. H. P. Boughey at the residence of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. John Watson on Main Street . Miss Esther Watson was bridesmaid and George B. Watson best man. The bride who is an accomplished young woman, a native of Sunderland , England , landed from the steamship Lapland at New York on June 11th. She was betrothed to Mr. Price before leaving her home. The wedding has many guests. Every member of the “Tiddly Club”, a strong social organization, was present.

7-3-1919              George Zaengle, Joseph Snischak and Harry Pauff of Nesquehoning who have the credit of being the boss ground hog hunters of the town, having captured a total of 21 so far this season.

7-3-1919              Mrs. Hannah Jenkins, who was seriously ill yesterday, is improved today.

                              Jack Steventon left yesterday for Toledo , Ohio , to shake hands with Jack Dempsey after defeating Jack Willard for the championship of the world.

                              Nesquehoning saloonkeepers buried old John Barleycorn today with out song or ceremony. They met last night and decided to obey the orders of State president Conners to close tight until the law allows them to open again. Only kickless beer was being sold or rather the 2 ¾ percent brand, the legality of which is now up to the Supreme Court for a decision.

7-5-1919              An honor or service flag was raised on Railroad Street between School and Ratcliff street by the ladies of that square in honor of the ten service men of that square including Miss Mary E. Gallagher who gave their service to their country during the war. All are home and able to be about with the exception of Oliver Jenkins who was burned by an explosion of gas in the mines on Monday. His mother who was so proud to be able to take part in getting the decorations ready was suddenly stricken by the shock and unable to participate. The square has the honor of being the first to decorate and raise the flags for the boys. The square is profusely decorated with the national colors presenting an inspiring scene.

                              All roads lead to the Moose picnic at the baseball grove tonight. Fine music, abundance of refreshments and a jolly time is assured all who attend.

                              John Bowanik, who was burned in an explosion of mine gas at No. 2 shaft Monday, died last night at Coaldale Hospital from the effects. A widow and three children survive.

                              Fred Barno, who was burned at the same time and William Johns, at another time, are reported in a serious condition.

                              At Steventon’s Restaurant tonight – Club, Tomato, Lettuce and Chicken Sandwiches, Pickled and Smoked Tongue, Ice Cream of all kinds.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight. William Farnum in The Rainbow Trail or “getting Out of the Valley.

7-8-1919              The funeral of Mrs. Hannah Jenkins will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with services at the house.

                              Captain O. J. Kingsbury, who was discharged from Camp Mills , N.J. , is here on a visit. While the doctor was located here before volunteering for enlistment in the army he hasn’t decided as yet where to locate.

                              Nesquehoning is bone dry today. The only hotelkeeper who kept open was prevailed upon to close. No meals or rooms will be furnished the traveling public. They desire to give an object lesson in what the real dry question means.  

                              Great interest is being manifested in the soldiers game here tomorrow evening with the locals at 6:30 o’clock. All soldiers are invited to take part in the parade in uniform preceding the game. Music will be furnished by the soldiers band. Lehighton will furnish 50 uniformed soldiers. A dance and picnic will follow the game at the grove. It will be free to all uniformed soldiers for which benefit the game is given. No money will be made from it. All will be expended for their benefit. The public is invited. They are assured a happy time. 

7-10-1919           George Oxley crushed to death at Nesquehoning. George Oxley a brother to Constable Ben Oxley who as employed at one of the strippings near the Nesquehoning breaker met death in a horrible manner yesterday afternoon by being struck on the head with the ponderous steam shovel which is used in the operations at the stripping. Death was instantaneous. The deceased was unmarried, was the oldest in the Oxley family and resided with his mother near the Central station on Mill Street . The survivors are his mother, two brothers, Ben and William and two sisters, Mrs. Jack Wisely and Miss Violet Oxley.

                              Miss Mary E. Gallagher employed in Philadelphia was home over the 4th visiting her mother, Mrs. Ellen Gallagher.

                              Born on the 4th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James McGorry, Main Street .

                              Steve Skakandy a few evenings ago caught an 18 inch bass in the Hauto dam.

                              Rev. H. C. Wray, of Camden , N. J. who has been supplying the First Baptist Church here for some months was installed as pastor on Wednesday before a large audience. He succeeds Rev. J. W. McMenanim, who has returned to Lake Hopatcong, N.J. Rev. Wray is a graduate of Crozier Seminary, is a very fluent speaker and is making a most favorable impression. His family, consisting of a wife and daughter, moved into the pretty parsonage some months ago.

7-10-1919           Auto speeding is indulged here to a reckless extent. Unless checked it is going to lead to more serious results. It is a positive menace, people not being safe in crossing a street. Their rights are usurped by the road hogs.

                              A sad accident occurred here yesterday afternoon at 4:45 o’clock when George Oxley, aged 43 years, was struck by a steam shovel bucket and instantly killed. His skull and jaw were fractured. The shovel was employed in loading culm north of town and Mr. Oxley was arranging to finish his shift for the day at four o’clock when he met with the accident. His mother and the following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. John Wisley, Violet, William and Benjamin, the latter being a well known constable. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m.

                              Aged man run down by an auto. Isaac Latshaw, an aged citizen of town, was run down by an auto of which George Dobosh, Jr., of Lansford, was the driver, at Nesquehoning last evening at 5 o’clock while Mr. Latshaw was boarding an Eastern Penna. Railways Co. car for Mauch Chunk after completing his day’s work at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company colliery at that place. In addition to the auto striking and knocking him down it is said it also ran over him. He was placed in the auto of his son in law Mr. Newton, of Nesquehoning, and conveyed home. Dr. G. Stewart Kirby was called and found one leg injured and three ribs fractured besides internal injuries, which may have a fatal termination.  As it is his condition is serious on account of his age. The State Police were promptly on the job, having ascertained that the boy was operating the car with out a license and violated the law by driving past a trolley car while passengers were leaving and entering it. A warrant will be issued for his arrest.

7-10-1919           On Wednesday evening, the Lehighton Soldier Boys baseball team under the management of Tom Weidaw, and accompanied by fifty soldier boys in uniform and an equal number in civilian clothes, journeyed to Nesquehoning to play a twilight game with the Nesquehoning team. Outside of one bad inning it was a real snappy game in spite of the rough stony field to which the Lehighton boys were not accustomed. The Nesquehoning boys at the end of the game led by the score of 7 to 2. The Bushknipple Band, which accompanied the Lehighton boys, furnished the music for a short parade through Nesquehoning to the ball field and in spite of the fact that their team lost gave a short concert there. After the ball game was over the boys reformed and marched to the Nesquehoning picnic grounds where a nice little luncheon was already spread for them. And served by some of the prettiest little girls in the county. After the boys had eaten their share of the good things that the Nesquehoning lassies had prepared for them the Gyantz Bedillion Orchestra strung their instruments and gave those present a sample of jazz music whilst the Lehighton and Nesquehoning boys and their lady friends tripped the light fantastic on the dancing pavilion. From the immense crowd of people that was gathered around it looked as though the entire population of Nesquehoning, New Columbus and Little Italy were there and the smiling faces of the boys and girls showed that they enjoyed every minute of it. It was one of those gatherings of soldier boys that the people of this county will see more often in the future, something like the old campfire reunions of the Civil War vets. In return for the visit of the Lehighton soldiers, the Nesquehoning boys promised that every mother’s sons of them, accompanied by all their friends, relations and neighbors, would be at the Army and Navy Field Day which is to be held Saturday July 26th on the Lehighton Fair Grounds. They bashfully stated that they expected to carry off all the prizes with their relay team. 

7-15-1919           Important opinion in Nesquehoning school board case. Judge Laird H. Barber this morning handed down an opinion on the exceptions filed by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company against the Nesquehoning school board. The Company had filed exceptions to the following three items to the board’s financial statement for the school year ending July 2, 1917. 1. Legal services, James Smitham, attorney $1,550.00. 2. Secretary Salary, Samuel Emanuel, $200.00. 3. Treasurer Salary, Edward R. Ronemus, $686.47. In the opinion the exceptions to items Nos. 2 and 3 are not sustained. In item No.1 the exception is sustained as far as the $1500 paid to Smitham are concerned, but not for the $50. It appears that the $1,550 is made up of two items, one of $1,500 for extra compensation for services covering a period of three years and the other is $50 for solicitor’s salary for 1917. The latter is legal, warranted by law. There is no authority in the school code authorizing extra compensation. On this point Judge Barber says. “ Much of the service rendered by Mr. Smitham was not purely legal, but of a character, such as few members of ordinary school boards are not able to perform without assistance. We entertain no doubt that the said aid and assistance given by Mr. Smitham were indispensable in the performance of the responsible duties connected with the erection of the high school building. If we were called upon to pass upon the value of the services to the district and the reasonableness of the compensation awarded, we would have no hesitancy in saying that the services were advantageous and the charges moderate.”

7-15-1919           Richard Lawler, of the New York Globe, just back from overseas service, is here on a visit to his aunts, Mrs. Mary McMahon and Miss Rose Lawler.

                              Don’t forget the Nesquehoning-Palmerton twi-light game at 6 o’clock this evening.

                              At Stevenson’s Restaurant – Club, Chicken, Hamburg , Tomato and Lettuce Sandwiches. Pickled Tongue, Hot Doggies, Huckleberry Pie, Ice cream of all kinds of, fresh strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, pineapple and golden cream.

                              The annual picnic of the Sacred Heart parish will be held Aug. 4th and 5th at the baseball field grove. Good music and endless amusement is assured all who attend. The public is cordially invited to attend.

                              Three saloons broke the pact yesterday and opened for business. The others are standing pat.

                              Nesquehoning service men have begun to train for the field day at Lehighton July 26. They will be represented by full teams in boxing, running, trap shooting and all other athletic contests and further more they propose to win.

                              Teachers Elected. At an adjourned meeting of the School Board last night the following teachers were elected: R. O. Klotz, supervising principal $2,200 per year; C. E. Cole $1,000, Walter Henninger $1,300, Walter Fairman $125 per month, Elizabeth Lewis $125, Wm. Grayson $1,450 per year. The position of music teacher was left open. Grade Teachers-Harry Miller $110 per month, Gordon Ulshafer $110, Mary Meese $95, Lena Buss $95 and Ellen Davis $95. West End Building-Mary Branch principal $80 per month, Sarah Zaengle $70. East End Building-Ida Barnhart principal $80 per month, Alice Zaengle $70, Ella Clark $70 and Bertha Griffiths $70. The following teachers were elected but not assigned until later. Marie Donnigan $65, Ella Kenny $70, Lawrence Johns $70, Hilda Norwood $65, Hattie Longacre $70, H. Steventon $55, Annie Hartneady $65, Amelia Ronemus $65, Mrs. Wm. Tomkins $65, John Jenkins $70, Ethel Paisley $80, Ellizabeth Hooper $65, Muriel Brennan $55, Beatrice Hughes $60, Sarah Cadden $70, Rose Marino $55 and Anna Coxe (substitute) $50. Three vacancies remain to be filled. Ray Mulligan withdrew his application and there was no action on the application of Miss McCabe.

7-16-1919           Miss Mary E. Gallagher is home from League Island on a furlough.

                              The following motored to Lake Side Sunday in John Marzen’s auto. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morgan and daughter Dorothy, Mr. and Mrs. George Housley and sons, Mrs. Elizabeth Tenna, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Reese, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Morgans and David Ronemus.

                              James McMichael has returned from overseas.

                              David Jenkins is home on a furlough.

                              School board organized as follows Monday night. President Milford McElmoyle, vice president Samuel Emanuel, Secretary Albert Norwood, salary $250 per year, treasurer Thomas Coxe compensation 2 per cent on all paid school orders. The secretary’s bond was fixed at $5,000, Treasurer and tax collector at $25,000 each. Barnet Thomas was awarded the contract for alterations to the East End building at $1,125.

                              John Skakandy has accepted the agency for the Overall and Brush Mfg. Co.

                              Wm. Breslin, a discharged service man returned to town last night.

                              Mrs. Albert Washburn has returned from a visit to her sister Mrs. J. W. Granley, Roversford , Pa.

                              The Good Will Club postponed its picnic until Thursday on account of rain yesterday.

                              Miss Sarah Watkins has returned from a visit to her brother at Elizabeth , N.J.

                              The twi-light game with Palmerton was postpones on account of rain last night until Thursday evening.

                              The annual picnic of the Sacred Heart parish Aug. 4 and 5 promises to be the greatest ever held. There will be lots of amusements for old and young. Dancing will be a feature.

7-18-1919           The locals defeated Hazleton 11 to 2 last evening. Sniscak held the visitors run less until the ninth inning when he eased up. The locals have games scheduled for here with Reading colored team, Harrisburg Giants and Freeland Tigers.

                              Patrick Sheridan is a candidate for supervisor on the Republican ticket. His friends are working for his success and hope to elect him.

                              A number of saloon keepers are doing business without revenue licenses. This is a violation of the law and one that will be enforced. Quite a number of licenses were issued today by revenue collector Hugh O’Donnell. They are issued twice a year or for each half. On account of the war time prohibition act becoming effective July 1 a number of the dealers failed to apply or secure revenue licenses.

7-21-1919           John M. Skakandy has closed his hotel on Second Street for good. He intends to shortly convert the former bar room into a meat market. At present he is a traveling salesman for the Freeland Overall Company.

7-23-1919           Meads’ Memorial Methodist Church of town sent over one hundred of its members this morning to the Methodist rally at the Flagstaff Park , Mauch Chunk.

                              Miss Sarah D. James, daughter of Harry James returned this morning from a vacation visit to Cedar Lake , N. J., Philadelphia and York , Pa. At York she had the pleasure of a ride in an airplane, the first Nesquehoning girl who has had this honor.

7-23-1919           George Kishbaugh is a candidate for school director and is circulating petitions for his nomination.

                              The soldiers relay track team is daily training under the instruction of Captain Edward Berrigan for participation in the Soldiers and Sailors field day at Lehighton and are in fine shape to go the top a whooping. Sergeant Wash Zullick will be there to meet the best 150-pound man procurable in that class of boxing.

                              Charles Holmes, of Nebraska who left here 25 years ago and who was thought dead because he had not been heard of in that quarter of a century is here on a visit and is being royally welcomed by his old time friends.

                              Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Arthur hereby express their heartfelt thanks to their neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness rendered in their recent bereavement attendant upon the death of their beloved daughter Grace.

7-24-1919           Every soldier, sailor and marine is expected to show his appreciation of Lehighton’s efforts to afford Caron County service men a good time next Saturday by responding to the invitation to be present in uniform at Lehighton on that date. No money has been spared to make this a day which will blot out memories of what the boys suffered. The town has arranged a program which will surpass anything heretofore attempted in the county on behalf of our defenders. Let every service man of Nesquehoning don his uniform and respond to the invitation. Every man in uniform partakes of all the good things without one cent of cost and in addition a field day embracing sports of all kinds has been arranged. Boxing for service men only will be one event in which Nesquehoning will be represented. Sgt. Zulick will meet a fellow soldier of Carbon County in a three round event. The relay and track teams under the captaincy of Ed Bermigan will also make Nesquehoning boys proud they were present to cheer on their victorious townsmen. Broad jump, trap shooting etc. will also have representatives from Nesquehoning. So boys be on hand under the leadership of your two town lieutenants Russel Harvey and Frank York and show the vast throng at Lehighton next Saturday just what little old Nesquehoning did for the cause of democracy and world freedom. To those who paid the supreme sacrifice and those so badly injured that they can not attend you owe this.

                              At an adjourned meeting of the School Board last night the following teachers were assigned, those not mentioned retaining their former places. Sara Cadden and Delila Zimmerman to Hauto, Anna Dunstan to Bloomingdale, Coalport vacant. Anna Cox Resigned, Mary McCabe resigned, Bessie Campbell first substitute, Edith Eade second substitute. Placing of teachers, Hilda Norwood 1st grade, Mrs. Tomkins 1st grade, Nan Jenkins 1st grade, Eliza Hooper 4th grade, Marura Brennad 3rd grade, Rose Marina Little Italy. School opens Sept. 2, 1919.

7-31-1919           Jack Corby has arrived home from overseas.

                              Nick Marino has opened a shining parlor in connection with his repair shop.

                              Allentown and the locals play a twi-light game here tomorrow at 6 p.m. It will be a fast game. Don’t miss it.

                              The service men meet tonight at the Hose House to organize preliminary to joining the American Legion. 

                              Great interest is being manifested in the Sacred Heart parish picnic at the baseball field grove Aug. 4 and 5. Good music will be furnished. Refreshments of all kinds will be served and dancing will be a feature. The public is cordially invited to attend.

                              United States Tires are Good Tires. Put United States Tires under your car and you’ll find them the real thing. They’re built to wear to give you the kind of economical service you want. And that’s just what they do. Hundreds of thousands of regular users will vouch for that, lots of them right around here. There are five distinct types of United States Tires, one for every need of price or use. We have exactly the ones for your car. Sold by A. F. Corby, Nesquehoning; John Mealey, Nesquehoning.

8-1-1919              Allentown vs. Nesquehoning here at 6 o’clock this evening.

                              Eugene McGorry, who has been confined to his home for some time, left today to enter the Samaritan Hospital , Philadelphia , accompanied by his son Matt.

                              Mrs. Harry Donald died today of gangrene. Her husband, three daughters and three sons survive.

                              Severely scalded. Margaret, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fairley, was severely scalded by hot coffee, a pot of which was accidentally upset last evening at the supper table.

                              Andrew Hudock, a young miner was instantly killed as a result of a mine gas explosion at No. 2 shaft this morning and John Schurnaka so badly injured that he will probably die. Hudock was a well-known young man. Before returning to the mines he was employed as a driver by M. J. McFadden and John Mealy. A widow and three children survive.

                              Service men meet. Through the efforts of Lieut. Russell Harvey a 100 per cent meeting of service men was held last night at the hose house to organize a branch of the American Legion. John Mink was elected chairman; Russel Harvey, secretary; John Gallagher, treasurer; James Dugan, sergeant at arms. Other matters of vital interest to the service such as compensation for them and distribution of honor buttons.

8-2-1919              Eugene McGorry is seriously ill and yesterday entered The Samaritan Hospital, Philadelphia . He was accompanied to the city by one of his sons.

                              The Annual picnic of the Sacred Heart parish, which is always an elaborate and very enjoyable affair, will open Monday evening.

                              Judge Barber yesterday handed down a decree constituting a new election district in Mauch Chunk Township to be known as the New Columbus Election District, and appointed the following board of officers. Judge, Samuel Collura; Majority inspector, Samuel Greek; Minority inspector, Frank Rose and assistant assessor Mike Fuirentine. At the same time the court handed down a decree changing the boundary lines of the Hauto district as follows: The west portion, north of Hauto election district, lying in what was formerly Packer township but now Much Chunk township shall be added to the Hauto election district.

                              Mrs. Mary Donald, the wife of Harry Donald, of Main Street , Nesquehoning, died at their home at 6:20 o’clock yesterday morning, aged 67 years. She is survived by her husband, a well known Nesquehoning miner and by the following sons and daughters; Mrs. H. R. Jackson, of Ventnor N.J. ; Chester , Summit Hill; Mrs. William Williams, Freeland and Harry Jr. Mrs. George Smith and Whellen of Nesquehoning. Her funeral will be held from her late home at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

8-2-1919              The funeral of Andrew Hudock who was killed in a mine gas explosion at No.2 shaft yesterday will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. Interment in the Greek Catholic cemetery.

                              Everybody’s going to the Sacred Heart parish picnic Monday and Tuesday at the baseball field grove. There will be endless amusements. Refreshments of all kinds will be served. Dancing will be a feature.

                              Allentown defeated the locals in one of the best games ever played here last evening 5 to 3. It deserved a bigger crowd. Good baseball can’t succeed with poor attendance. Nothstein, a former Nesquehoning pitcher, hurled for the visitors. Braw, a former Drifton boy was second sacker for them and Young Dundes, the prize fighter was also in the outfit. They have a strong team.

                              Club sandwiches, hamburg , ham and eggs, tomatoes, lettuce, clam chowder and hard shell crabs at Steventon’s restaurant tonight.

                              The funeral of Mrs. Harry Donald will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Boughery officiating.

8-4-1919              Mrs. Annie, wife of Mike Fedok, of west Main Street is seriously ill.

                              Joseph F. Gallagher is on an auto trip to Hamburg , Berks County .

                              Mr. and Mrs. James J. Butler, who spent their honeymoon as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cadden in town, returned to their home in Newark , N.J. today.

                              James J. McArdle, who returned from France recently, left for Philadelphia today, where he expects to secure employment.

                              Eugene McGorry, who entered the Samaritan Hospital , Philadelphia , last week, has returned home. His condition is not good.

                              The funeral of Andrew Hudock, who was instantly killed by an explosion of gas at the shaft Friday, was held from his home on Rhume street Friday with a mass at St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church by Rev. Father Michael Burik and interment in St. Mary’s cemetery. The societies of St. Mary and St. John were both present. The pall bearers were Steve Yuchik, Nick Lobetti, Losko Palivson, Andrew Hrinkonich, Joseph Losko and Mike Fedorcho. The deceased was aged 27 years and leaves a wife and three children. John Zuinka, of Shenandoah, burned at the same time is in the Coaldale Hospital .

                              The funeral of the late Mrs. Harry Donald was held from her late home at three o’clock yesterday afternoon with services by Rev. H. P. Boughey and burial in the Nesquehoning cemetery. Many sympathizing acquaintances and friends were present in honor to her memory. Following were pall bearers: Tomas S. Coxe, Charles Marsden, William Thomas, James A. Harvey, Ben Dunston and Thomas Henry.

                              Misses Ellen and Verna Davis have taken a cottage at Saylor’s Lake, in Monroe county for a week or two and left for that place this morning. They were joined at Lehighton by Misses Sallie Fritch and Arline Farren.

                              Mr. and Mrs. John Diehl this morning received a message from their son Hugo, saying that he had landed at New York from France and would soon be home.

8-7-1919              Misses Mary and Joe Branch of Nesquehoning left last evening to make a tour of the Great Lakes .

                              Hugo Diehl has arrived home from overseas service.

                              The Sacred Heart Parish picnic postponed Tuesday on account of rain will be held this evening. The Emerson Medical Co. has canceled its show for tonight on that account. The Monday night crowd was a record breaking but it is expected a larger crowd will be present tonight.

                              Mrs. Charles Fenstermacher of Oklahoma is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Brokenshire. Her husband who is now a prosperous attorney was a former station agent for the C.R.R. and a justice of the peace of town.

                              A meeting of property owners will be held Saturday night at the hose house at 8 o’clock to act on the new rates filed by the Panther Valley Water Co. Every property owner is urged to be present.

8-8-1919              George W. Webb Jr., of Philadelphia and Miss Sarah Griffith the daughter of Jury Commissioner W. Penn Griffith and one of Nesquehoning’s most charming young women were united in marriage at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents on Main Street by Rev. H. C. Wray, the pastor of the First Baptist Church. The bride was given away by her grandfather Comrade W. D. L. Gibson. A reception followed the ceremony. In a day or two the happy couple will leave for Philadelphia to reside. The bride was a trained nurse in that city.

                              Mrs. M. F. C. Ochs, of Philadelphia , is spending a week at her old home here. She came to attend the golden wedding anniversary of her parents on Wednesday and the wedding of her niece, Miss Laura Griffith yesterday.

8-9-1919              Nesquehoning local union has purchased two lots from James McArdle on Railroad Street and will erect a large hall with store and dwelling accommodations.

                              A largely attended meeting of citizens and property owners was held at the hose house last night for the purpose of organizing a citizens protective association. This was accomplished and the following officers elected: President, Ralph Corby; secretary, M. P. Koomar; treasurer, Levi Marsden. The town was subdivided into districts and committees appointed to look after the interests of each district. The following committee was appointed to confer with the Public Service Commission at Harrisburg relative to light and water rates with power to engage an attorney, Michael Hartneady, T. H. Griffiths, George Greko, Levi Marsden and Ralph Corby. The association will look after the interests of the people as affects them with light, water and streets or any other item that concerns them in a general manner. It is for the benefit of citizens as well as property owners here and in the township. All are urged for their own protection to join it. The next meeting will be held on Monday evening at the High School Auditorium at 8 o’clock.

8-9-1919              The Taxpayers Protective Association of Nesquehoning was organized at the Hose House last evening and the meeting was very largely attended. The purpose of the organization is to protect the citizens and property holders from enormous rates for water and electric light; also to see that the supervisor keeps the streets in good condition and for the general welfare of the community. It is a permanent organization. The next meeting will be held Monday evening at eight o’clock in the new high school. Every property holder and citizen is invited to attend. The following officers were elected, Ralph Corby president, Michael Koomar secretary, Levi Marzen treasurer, Committees were appointed to handle the districts into which the town has been divided. The following committee was appointed to take up matters with the Public Utility Committee at Harrisburg and empowered to act for the Association: Michael Hartneady, George Greco, E. H. Griffith, Ralph Corby and Levi Marzden.

                              At Steventon’s Restaurant. Little Neck Clams, Hard Shelled Crabs, Devilled Crabs, Baked Beans, Ham Sandwiches, Fish Cakes and Hot Doggies tonight.

8-11-1919           Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. O’Donnell a daughter.

                              The Tax Payers Protective Association meets Wednesday a 7:30 o’clock at the new high school auditorium

                              Misses Clara McGorry, Trenton N.J. , Mildred and Evelyn McGorry, Philadelphia spent Sunday with their brother Wm. McGorry.

                              Every auto in town was engaged Saturday in carrying people to the Weatherly celebration.

                              The Ladies Auxiliary to the A.O.H. will hold a picnic at the baseball grove on the 19th of August for the benefit of their society under the management of Mrs. Rose Cadden, vice president and Mrs. Daniel Dougherty, treasurer. Good music will be a feature. The public is invited.

                              Jacob Maurer today took a position as manager of Mealy’s at Nesquehoning. John G Mealy after next week will devote a great deal of his attention to the new ice and ice cream business of the M and G. Co. at Tamaqua. Mr. Maurer has had considerable experience through being affiliated with Mr. Mealy for some time.

8-11-1919           Dr. Kinsbury will be in Nesquehoning. Dr. Kingsbury, now of Philadelphia , will be in Nesquehoning on August 16, 1919, for the purpose of fitting glasses for his former patients. See him if you need glasses. Inquire of Dr. Behler for an appointment.

                              Ben Branch republican candidate for district attorney.

8-12-1919           The assistant assessors of Mauch Chunk and Packer townships met at the commissioners’ office today to designate the voters who were transferred from Packer to Mauch Chunk township when the New Columbus voting district was formed. There are about 37 voters in the district. There will be no primary election held this year in the New Columbus district, but there will be an election there in November.

                              Rodrick Bliss and his bride, Nee Miss Gwennie Edwards, have returned from their wedding trip and are receiving many congratulations.

                              Bans of marriage were announced in the Sacred Heart Church Sunday for Miss Mayme Daly, of town, and Charles Brogan, of Summit Hill. It is said that the wedding will take place August 20th.

                              Mrs. John Watkins, Mrs. Loretta Greiff, Mrs. Mary McArdle, Miss Cellia McArdle and Mrs. Rose Duffy had a fellowship Sunday afternoon lunch on the banks of the Hauto dam.

8-13-1919           The First Baptist Church , Rev h. C. Wray pastor, has received a new coat of paint at the hands of painter George Kocher and his men. It looks well. The next step forward for this beautiful church property will be a new marble step at the main entrance to the church, the planting of several dozen silver maple shade trees and the landscaping of the lawn which lies on each side of the church and the parsonage.

                              Nesquehoning Local United Mine Workers has bought two building lots on Second Street , opposite the fire engine house, from Postmaster James McArdle, upon which the Local will at once begin the erection of a three story brick business structure partly for its own use and the remainder for tenants.

                              The Sacred Heart parish cleared $1,000 on its annual picnic last week.

                              The Ladies Auxiliary of the A.O.H. propose to hold a picnic on Aug. 19 and also clear a thousand.

                              Victor McArdle, who has been in the Coaldale Hospital since April 1 is improving and expects to return home soon.

                              Born Saturday, a son to Mr. and Mrs. J.C. O’Donnell, at the home of Mrs. O’Connell’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McGorry, Main Street.

                              Homemade cakes and pies for sale. To be given by the Ladies Aid Society First Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, Saturday afternoon Aug. 16, Two o’clock at the church.

8-14-1919           The congregation of the Lady of Mt. Carmel Church will hold a picnic at the base ball grove Saturday night. Good music and an enjoyable time is assured all who attend. The public is invited.

                              Squire Watkins had a new honor conferred upon him today which he wears with pride and which makes him the proudest and happiest of men, viz: that of grandpa, a daughter having been born to his daughter, Florence, wife of T. J. Edwards, of Elwood City, Pa. Mrs. Edwards has been visiting at the home of her father for several weeks and the welcome little heiress was born in grandpa Watkins’ home.

                              Mrs. William Rose, of New Columbus, died yesterday in child birth aged 24 years. A husband and two children survive. The funeral will be held tomorrow with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart.

                              The meeting of the Citizens’ Protective Association to have been held last night was postponed until later on account of the inability of Roger Dever, attorney for the United Mine Workers to be present. Due notice of the next meeting will be given.

                              George Kishbach, formerly of town and recently discharged from the army, was married Aug. 6 to Miss Pearl Black of Harrisburg, the wedding taking place in the M. E. Church of that city. They are on a honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto and on their return will reside at Harrisburg .

                              Patrick Barry, county president of the A.O.H. and Thomas Hannigan, president of the Nesquehoning order leave Saturday for Atlantic City , N.J. to attend the State convention of the Hibernians.

8-15-1919           Nesquehoning team is playing at Minersville today.

                              The funeral of Mrs. William Rose of New Columbus was held this morning with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart. Thomas Moore, Louis and Michael Faranhue, Joseph Fanderli, Frank Rose, Joseph Oberes were the pall bearers. Interment was made in the Sacred Heart cemetery.

                              John Pomish has arrived home from overseas service.

                              Lieut. John Corby and Miss Clara Watt were married this morning by the Rev. Clifford S. Joshua, pastor of the First Baptist Church Bethlehem. Lieut. Corby recently returned from overseas duty with the American forces. He and his bride are members of Rev. Joshua’s former church at Nesquehoning. They left on a wedding trip to Atlantic City . The bridegroom is employed at Nesquehoning as a mine foreman.

8-19-1919           Thomas Lawler, an old time resident of Nesquehoning who has been filling a position in the Philadelphia post office for years is here on his annual vacation and to recuperate his health, which has been failing for some time

                              Miss Mary Daly, of town, and Charles Brogan, of Summit Hill will be united in marriage at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning by Rev. J. L. O’Connor, in the Church of the Sacred Heart. Miss Josephine Daly will be bridesmaid and Clement Brogan best man.

                              Charles McArdle, an electrician employed as “a bonder” in shaft No.1 had a narrow escape from being shocked to death at 8 o’clock yesterday morning by coming in contact with a live wire. Following first aid he left for his home and expects soon to be out again.

                              Robert A. Klinger, son of Joseph A. Klinger, the Nesquehoning baker, has been mustered out of service and returned home. He is the proud possessor of the Croix de Guerre, the most valued French military decoration. He has been twice cited for bravery.

                              John W. Corby and his bride, nee Miss Clara Watt, returned from their wedding trip Sunday evening and are receiving many congratulations. Mr. Corby is envied by all his acquaintances. He served for nearly two years in France , resumed his position as fire boss on the day following his return, and now has married one of Nesquehoning’s most charming young women. They will at once go to house keeping.

                              George Kanousse, of Nesquehoning, night watchman at the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company’s Hacklebernie stripping, trapped a red weasel at his watch shanty last night. He brought the pelt to Game Warden James L. Boyle this morning and secured $2 bounty. Watchman Kanousse killed a beautiful bird a few nights ago, called a night heron. It is on display at Campbell ’s drug store.

8-19-1919           Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Repkey, a daughter.

                              The Ladies Auxiliary to the A.O.H. will conduct a picnic at the baseball grove this evening, weather permitting. It will be preceded by a baseball game, Mauch Chunk vs. Nesquehoning at 6 o’clock. During dancing intermission the attendants will be entertained by a singer and comedian. Music by Williams’ orchestra.

                              Club Sandwiches, Tomato and Lettuce Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, Hot Doggies, Hamburgs, Pickled Tongue, Deviled Crabs, Smoked Tongue, Ice Cream (Strawberry, Cherry, Pineapple, Vanilla) and a full line of Lackawanna Chocolates at Steventon’s Restaurant tonight.

                              Miss Catherine Sweeney, of East Mauch Chunk is nursing Anthony Katner, who is ill.

                              Charles McArdle had a narrow escape from being electrocuted yesterday. An iron bar he was carrying on his shoulder came in contact with an overhead electric wire at No. 1 tunnel, badly shocking him and the flash almost blinding him. He is recovering at his home.

8-20-1919           The ladies of the Queen Esther Sewing Circle will collect the bags this week for the Dime Shower. It is the desire of the girls to give a good time to our boys, through the kind help of the town. Please give what you can.

                              Thomas, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bechtel, Allentown , formerly of Nesquehoning died this morning at the home of the parents, 613 Washington Street , aged eleven months. Interment will be at Nesquehoning. Date of funeral is not yet fixed.

                              Charles Brogan, of Summit Hill and Miss Mary Daly of town were married at the Church of the Sacred Heart at 8 o’clock this morning with a nuptial mass by Rev. Father J.L. O’Connor. A reception followed at the home of the bride after which the happy couple left on a wedding trip to Atlantic City .

                              Rev. W. C. Slough, Nesquehoning’s former public school superintendent, preached on Sunday in Zion ’s Reformed Church, Allentown , of which Rev. Simon Sipple is the pastor.

8-21-1919           Local politics are getting a bit warmer and some interesting contests are likely to develop. Our voters will select their candidates from the following at the coming primary election. School Director – James Crossin, D; George Kishbaugh, D; George Kishbaugh, R; M. P. Koomar, D; John W. Corby, D; John W. Corby, R; John Gover, R; W. T. Strohl, R; George T. Morgan, R; Robert Charles, R; A. E. Mertz, R; Herbert F. Strohl, R; Roy Ronemus, R. Supervisor – Patrick Sheridan, D; Patrick Sheridan, R; Thomas Richards Sr., R; William D. L. Gibson, R. Assistant Assessor – Wilbur E. Smith, R; Paul H. Yeakel, D. Auditor – George Greco, D. Constable – Ben Oxley, R; Ben Oxley, D.

                              Newton ’s Theatre, Friday. See William Duncan in “Man Of Might.”

8-21-1919           The many friends of little Margaret Fairley are pleased to see her around again after a severe illness.

                              Tony Logan, a marine of the Second Division, who accompanied General Pershing to France , has arrived home after two years overseas service.

                              The Ladies Auxiliary to the A.O.H. conducted a successful picnic last night. It was largely attended and proved highly enjoyable to all present.

                              Richard Donald and Frank Paul were severely injured at No. 1 tunnel last night as a result of an explosion of dynamite. Paul sustaining a broken hip and lacerations of the body, while on of Donald’s legs was fractured. They were taken to Coaldale Hospital .

                              A meeting of the Taxpayers Protective Association will be held at the new High School Auditorium Friday at 8 p.m. The plans perfected for the benefit of the association will be explained in detail. All citizens are urged to be present without fail.

8-22-1919           Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ulshafer, a son.

                              The funeral of the eleven months old child of Mr. and Mrs. William Bechtel, of Allentown , formerly of town, was held today on the arrival of the 12:55 p.m. branch train. Interment followed in the Sacred Heart cemetery.

                              All citizens are urged to attend the Taxpayers’ Protective Association meeting in the new High School Auditorium this evening.

                              Anna, wife of John Sedack, died yesterday of complications, aged 28 years. Her husband and three children, Anna, Michael and Wash survive. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Services at the Greek Catholic Church.

                              Much interest in ornithology has been caused by the discovery by John Hughes and Henry Zaengle of two crows with white underwings. The birds have been seen between here and Hauto and a number of hunters are endeavoring to shoot the strange birds with a view of ascertaining their specie. 

8-27-1919           The citizens have an ideal candidate for school director in the person of Jack Corby. He is well known, having served nine years as assistant foreman for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and but recently returning from a year’s service as a soldier in France. His name will be on both the Republican and Democratic ballots.

                              A meeting of all service men will be held at the Hose House on Friday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. The local charter of the American Legion has been received by the secretary and it is important that every soldier, sailor and marine attend this meeting as very important business will be transacted.   

                              The banns of marriage were published on Sunday in Sacred Heart Church between James McArdle, of town, and Miss Claire Breslin, of Mahanoy City .

                              Miss Anna Heil, who won the silver set offered for the most popular lady by the Emerson Medical Co., wishes to thank all her friends for their votes and assistance given her in the contest.

                              Fred Barno, who was seriously burned in a gas explosion several weeks ago, was discharged from the Coaldale Hospital yesterday.

                              Sgt. Con Gallagher, of town, now at League Island Naval Hospital , has written that an operation for the removal of a bone in his leg, caused by a German machine gun bullet, was successful and that he is doing nicely.

                              Nesquehoning will play Summit Hill at Nesquehoning on Thursday evening at 6 o’clock in a twilight game. The fans should turn out to see the strong Summit Hill team which comes here under a big guarantee. Nesquehoning by defeating Mauch Chunk at Nesquehoning last week and again at Mauch Chunk last evening by a 4 to 0 score allowing only one hit, shows the team has at last got its stride and will have to be reckoned with before the championship of the county is handed out. Only by good attendance can any team exist, so show the boys you are loyal by giving them a record breaking crowd on Thursday evening.

9-5-1919              Mrs. George Kishbaugh is at Harrisburg on a visit to her daughter and her son, George, who are residents of the capital city.

                              The senior choir of the First Baptist Church has the parsonage lawn beautifully illuminated for a lawn sociable which is to open this evening. There will be some fine open air singing.

                              Lewis Smith and William Mease, two of Nesquehoning’s young men, reached home from France Saturday evening and were royally welcomed. Both belong to the 3rd division. Smith is one of the P.O.S. of A. Reserves who went to war on May 7, 1917. All are now home.

                              Andrew Pashefco, of town and Big Martin Romanik, of Lansford, were burned by gas in No.2 shaft yesterday forenoon. Both men were taken to their homes by ambulance.

                              Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Simmons left Wednesday to join Rev. Harry P. Boughey at Ocean Grove and after spending a few days at the Grove will leave to see the Knights Templar parade in Philadelphia and also visit Baltimore and Washington.

                              A message was received from Roy Grover, of town, yesterday forenoon saying that he had landed safely in New York from overseas and that he would be home very shortly.

                              Postmaster James McArdle, accompanied by Postmasters Patrick V. McFadden, of Summit Hill and Edward Cavanaugh of Coaldale, left yesterday morning to attend the annual convention of the Pennsylvania State Postmasters Association. They are expected home this evening.

                              The wife of Rev. Harry P. Boughey and their son Harold sailed from New York Saturday on the Baltic on a visit to her early home in England . They were accompanied as far as New York by Rev. Boughey who is spending a brief vacation at Ocean Grove.

                              The funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Soldier, who reside in one of Mike Kochaba’s houses on Railroad Street was held Wednesday afternoon with interment in St. Mary’s cemetery.

9-6-1919              John Watkins was burned by gasoline while engaged in roasting peanuts.

                              Tonight. See Gladys Brockwell in the Strange Woman. The greatest stage hit in 25 years. Record runs – 1 year in New York , 1 year in London and 5 months in Chicago . And Three Hour Late, comedy. Newton Theatre.

                              A well-attended and enthusiastic meeting of the local post of the American Legion was held last night. A committee composed of Frank York, Esq., Joseph F. Gallagher and Russel Harvey were appointed to call at once on the war chest fund committee and advocate applying the balance in the war chest to the erection of a community hall. In this way it would be a perpetual monument to the local boys who paid the supreme sacrifice in the war as well as those who survived the conflict. This is being done in a number of cities and towns instead of spending the money in home coming celebrations which would be but a passing event whereas the community hall would be a lasting affair and be of general benefit where the community could meet on public occasions. Such a building is now lacking. It is the chief asset of many towns. It would be a lasting memento to the boys who sacrificed their lives for democracy and would reflect the enduring sentiment of the community.

9-9-1919              The funeral of Mrs. John A. Dougherty was held this morning with mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart and interment in the Parish cemetery.

                              A shirt factory will shortly be opened in Nesquehoning, near the Central Station, in which many employees will be needed. Watch for further announcements.

9-11-1919           Robert Measures sustained severe lacerations of the ear yesterday as the result of being struck by a piece of falling coal at No.1 tunnel.

                              Henry Zaengle, who has been awarded the contract for the transportation of school children from Hauto to Nesquehoning, has purchased a new bus.

                              Martin Bglank, who entered the Czecho-Slovak army, has been discharged on account of being wounded in action in Siberia .

                              James McArdle and Miss Clare Breslin, of Mahanoy City , were married in St. Canicus Church at the latter place yesterday morning by Rev. McEnroe. They were attended by Bernard McArdle and Miss Marcella Breslin. The young couple left to spend their honeymoon at Baltimore and Washington. On their return they will reside at Philadelphia .

9-16-1919           The banns of marriage were published for the first time Sunday in the Greek Catholic church between Daniel Briggan and Miss Mary Ferko.

                              The Slovish Club held a successful picnic last evening.

                              Little Italy Band will hold a picnic at the baseball grove this evening.

                              The Zarra Greater Shows Carnival Co. opened a week’s engagement at the baseball ground last evening for the benefit of the Primrose Band.

                              The regular meeting of the American Legion will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at the hose house. Every member is urged to attend, as business of vital interest to each will be transacted.

                              Patrick Hartneady sustained a severe laceration of the lip at No.1 shaft today as the result of being struck by a piece of coal.

                              Thomas Evans sustained a cut of the wrist at No.1 tunnel yesterday, being struck by a falling piece of coal.

9-22-1919           Frank Owens has left for Cherry Run, W. Va. , to accept a position as diamond drill contractor.

                              A local auto party narrowly escaped being killed yesterday in Mahoning near Tamaqua when the car in going down a hill became uncontrollable, crashing into a telephone pole. All the occupants were more or less injured. George Sisko owned and driver; John Sitar Jr., John Sitar Sr., Annie Sitar, John Saus. They were cut about the face and head. Miss Sitar was injured on the limbs, besides the face and was taken to a Tamaqua doctor who put several stitches in one of the wounds of her head. The car was wrecked.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight. Olive Tell in Sacred Strains and a two reel Chaplin Comedy.

9-23-1919           A serious auto wreck occurred on the Nesquehoning road at 2:15 o’clock this afternoon when a Ford truck occupied by five men from East Mauch Chunk went over the embankment near the trolley car turnout. The trolley crew due here at 2:15 o’clock stopped their car, placed the injured aboard and rushed them to the Coaldale Hospital . One of the men is reported fatally injured. It is said the auto was running at a terrific rate of speed when the accident occurred and was due to a broken wheel. John Gulash, who conducts a saloon on North Street, East Mauch Chunk, was the man who was injured, landing on his head in a mass of jagged rocks and frightfully mashing it.

9-24-1919           There will be a masquerade dance at Ferkos Hall on Halloween night Oct 31. Music by Prof. John L. Boyles Orchestra. Prizes will be given to the best dressed couple. There will also be a parade before the dance which will form at the Hose House and march over the town’s streets. Three bands were engaged to furnish music for the occasion. Popular pricing for the dance, 35 cents and 25 cents.

                              Two bold highwaymen attacked a foreigner on his way to Little Italy Monday night and relieved him of five dollars and ripped his clothing in search for more spoils and then escaped.

                              A little girl returning from school was run down by an automobile above the shaft No. 2 section of the State highway but escaped serious injury. It is more good luck than good judgment on the part of some of our speed artists that there aren’t more people run down.

9-27-1919           On motion of G. M. Rhodes, representing the trustees of the Miners Benefit Fund, Nesquehoning, the case of the uncles of James Gallagher, deceased, as pro rata share claimants, was non suited. Ben Branch, representing these claimants, offered a motion for a rule to strike off the non-suit. This will be argued later. If the court fails to grant the rule the next recourse is an appeal to the higher court Mr. Rhoads, in making the motion read the minutes of the meeting following the death of deceased in which a resolution was unanimously adopted providing for the payment of the claim to Mrs. Ellen Gallagher, grand mother of the deceased. The bylaws state that the claim shall be paid to the nearest friends. There is no mention of relatives, but the presumption is that the framers of the by laws meant relatives. The fund was organized in 1878. 

                              Andrew son of Patrick Sheridan of Nesquehoning, aged 30 years, was badly injured at the “Trip”at Nesquehoning breaker this afternoon when squeezed between cars and a lokie, crushing one leg below the hip so badly that amputation is feared. He was employed as helper on the engine and while engaged in cleaning the stack of the engine another engine pushed a train into his engine, catching him between the engine and the cars.

9-29-1919           Miss Rose Bonner, a bookkeeper for Mealy’s Wholesale Liquor Store narrowly escaped being killed yesterday. While conversing with other girl friends and standing upon the trolley track, a Ford car driven by John Peterson, of Hauto, skidded, striking Miss Bonner and severely injuring her besides ruining her clothes. Peterson said he was getting out of the way of a fast running Packard car, which crowded him too close to the trolley track and that he couldn’t avoid the accident. Every day people have narrow escapes from being run down by autos and it is high time the speed bugs and reckless drivers are called to account.

                              Andrew Sheridan who was so badly injured Saturday at the Nesquehoning breaker as a result of being squeezed between a car and a lokie resulting in the amputation of a leg at the Coaldale Hospital , died there Saturday at 5 p.m. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sheridan and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Thomas Dolon, Mrs. Edward Kennedy, Patrick and Frank Sheridan of town and Mrs. John W. Coyle of Beaver Meadow. Funeral Tuesday with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9:30 a.m.

                              Miss Laura Jean Jenkins, a prominent young lady of town, returned Saturday evening from a week’s visit to her brother Sergeant Jenkins, of New York .

                              Tonight Only at Newton ’s Theatre. Emily Wehlen in The Bonded Wife and Some Kid a good comedy.

10-1-1919           At a meeting of the Nesquehoning Fire Company, on Monday evening, the members were urged to take greater interest in the building up of the company, and to devise means for improving the equipment, etc. An auspicious future lies before the town. Taxes are lower here than in any other town in the region. Nesquehoning is growing and our insurance against fire loss must keep pace with the growth.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight Only. “Hitting The Trail” and Big V Comedy.

10-2-1919           Stephen Kovatch, who was operated on for appendicitis at the Hazleton Hospital Monday, died yesterday at 3 p.m., aged 17 years. He was a big robust young fellow standing 6 feet, 2 inches high and weighing 180 lbs. General sorrow is felt over his untimely death for he was a most popular and exemplary young man. He was of this year’s graduating class of High School and of the inter-county high school debaters, impressing every body with his personality and oratory. He was president and leader of the Senior Class and high school athletic association and center of its basket ball team. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kovatch who were at his bedside when he died, survive, also the following brothers and sisters, Joseph and Raymond, Julia and Mary Kovatch and Mrs. Frank Duffy. A message to the High School yesterday of his critical illness caused gloom among his class mated. Funeral Saturday with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9:30 a.m.

10-4-1919           Ralph Simmons came home from Perkiomen Seminary to attend the funeral of his class mate Stephen Kovatck.

                              The funeral of Stephen Kovatch was held today with a requiem high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9:30 a. m. Many friends and neighbors attended. The floral offerings were numerous and of pretty designs, each conveying a tender sentiment of sorrow over the death of the deceased. The High School faculty, High School pupils and High School class attended the funeral in a body and each gave a floral offering. The honorary pall bearers were the following class mates: Stephen Shutack, Warren Ulshafer, Stephen Stikandy, Robert Davis, Robert Emanuel and Paul Volick. Active-Harry Hamil, Frank York, Esq. Isadore Riley, Patrick Gillespie, Charles Bonner and Prof. W. S. Smith.

                              M. E. Church. On Sunday in this church rally day services will be held 10:30 Holy Communion 2 p.m. Rally Day in the Sunday school. Address by Mr. H. C. Flewellyn, New secretary of the Y.M.C.A. Mauch Chunk. Centenary reports of the classes will be made. Centenary offerings will be made. Centenary offerings will be taken. A record attendance is desired. 6:45 Sermon by the pastor. Theme, “Our Great Task.” Anthems by the choir.

10-8-1919           The Nesquehoning Fire Company, accompanied by the band will attend the Lansford Fire Company Carnival on Thursday evening, leaving Nesquehoning on the 6:05 car.

                              At Newton’s Theatre Tonight. All Star Cast, “Three Green Eyes.” Two reel Keystone Comedy.

                              James Watkins is prepared to furnish his patrons with Fine Oysters.

10-9-1919           Nesquehoning colliery foreman honored. Friends and fellow workers of Mr. Theodore N. Maerker tendered him a complimentary dinner on Sunday, at Miller’s Hotel, in Mahoning Valley. The event was in commemoration of Mr. Maerker’s transfer from the Nesquehoning colliery, where he had been foreman for ten years, to the foremanship of the Coaldale colliery. The crowning event of the occasion was the presentation to Mr. Maerker of a handsome gold watch and chain, which took the recipient completely by surprise. The watch and chain are the gift of all the employees of the Nesquehoning colliery, to evidence the esteem and affection they hold for Mr. Maerker, who by his kindly consideration, fair treatment and love for his fellow men, has endeared himself to all employees fortunate enough to come under his supervision. Mr. Maerker takes with him to his new field of labor the sincere good wishes of the employees at Nesquehoning for his success and happiness. Those in attendance at the dinner were Theodore N. Maerker, Charles Riebe, M. O. Morgan, Thomas Jenkins, James Miller, Joseph Long, Harry Chester, Harry Israel, Harry Strohl, John Ronemus, John Paisley, Charles Eldridge, Edward Taney, Martin Legany and William Solomon.

                              Dobosh held for causing death of Isaac Latshaw. At a hearing before Squire Granville C. Rehrig at 7 o’clock last evening John Dobosh, the 16 year old son of Anthony Dobosh, of Lansford, was held in $1,000 bail for trial at court for having caused the death of Issac Latshaw, of Mauch Chunk, in an automobile accident last July, at Nesquehoning. Latshaw was struck by the automobile driven by young Dobosh and it is alleged that the injuries received caused his death. Detective Daniel Thomas is the prosecutor. Dr. G. S. Kirby, Raymond Newton and Mrs. Latshaw were the witnesses. Anthony Dobosh, the boy’s father furnished the bail. J. M. Breslin is attorney for Mrs. Latshaw and L. C. Scott, of Lansford, represents Mr. Dobosh.

10-18-1919         Candidates for the local basket ball team and those interested in the formation of the sport are requested to meet at Steventon’s Restaurant Tuesday at 8 p. m. when organization will be effected.

                              The Italian Church of New Columbus will celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel tomorrow. There will be a procession at 4 p. m. to be followed by a band concert and fire works display in the evening. 

                              First Baptist Church, Rev. Henry C. Wray, Pastor-Morning service 10:30 a.m. Subject, “The Two Great Factors in Christian Development” Sabbath School 2 p.m. Evening service 6:45 p.m. Subject “The Gifted Son,” (illustrated). Introducing the first of a course of “Pictured Truth Sermons” conveying the truth through the eye gate as well as the ear gate, by the means for the most beautiful and expensive lantern slides that can be purchased. No admission charged. All welcome. Don’t forget the date Oct. 19 and the place Nesquehoning Baptist Church.

                              Methodist Church – The Railroad contest which was held in the Methodist Sunday school from January to May of this year was a decided success. The “Red Diamond” and “Royal Blue” trains arrived in the San Francisco terminal at the same time, thus making a tie. The return journey from San Francisco to New York was begun last Sunday, when the Red Diamond train got ahead by seven miles. It is expected that great enthusiasm will be shown in the contest as the season progresses. Every member of the Sunday school is urged to take a special interest in the contest by being present every Sunday. The men’s bible class will be a great factor. Increasing interest is being manifest and every man who does not attend any other church of Sunday school is invited to come to this to this class where every man is anxious to show the glad hand. Preaching services will be held at 10:30 and 6:45 in the church, when the pastor will preach and the choir will render special anthems.

                              Special at Steventon’s Restaurant Tonight. Ham Sandwiches, Hamburg, Smoked Tongue, Sweitzer Cheese, Hot Doggies, Deviled Crabs, Chicken and Waffles, Club Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, Oysters, Bakes Beans, Little Neck Clams, M and G Ice Cream, Country Club, Vanilla, Chocolate and Cherry.

                              Dancing Tonight. High School Auditorium, Music by Ragmasters Orchestra of Mauch Chunk.

10-18-1919         Dancing Tonight at the Nesquehoning High School Auditorium. Admission 25 cents and 35 cents.

                              Newton’s Theatre Tonight. Tom Mix. Speaking of stunts, no feat of daring that Tom has ever performed for the screen equals in its power to thrill an audience as one of the stunts in “Fighting for Gold” and when Tom is not supplying laughs a grizzly bear steps in and keeps the mirth pot boiling. Also a Two Reel Comedy.

                              Pasteurized milk always on hand at my residence. A little later I will deliver - William Bechtel, Second Street.

10-20-1919         The Nesquehoning schools, Prof. Robert O. Klotz, supervising principal, are enthusiastically taking up Home Nursing as a part of the high school curriculum and it will be taught in the Household Art department. A bed room, or ward, has been thoroughly equipped, and the first demonstration was given Friday afternoon, before all the girls of the high school, by Miss Edith Terry, a teacher in nurse training, of Hazleton; assisted by Miss Elizabeth Lewis, of Nesquehoning, a teacher in the high school faculty, who is to continue the work for the present. Other demonstrations will follow.

10-22-1919         Theresa, daughter of Henry McGorry and Patrick Gilespie were married at the Church of the Sacred Heart at 8 a. m. today by the rector, Rev. J. L. O’Connor. They were attended by Miss Josephine McGorry, sister of the bride and Isadore Riley. The bride wore a dark brown coat suit with hat to match and carried a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums and the bridesmaid was similarly attired. After a reception and wedding feast at the home of the bride the young couple left for Philadelphia and Washington, D. C., via L.V.R.R. from Mauch Chunk at 2:07 p.m. on their honeymoon trip.

                              The funeral of Mrs. Hannah Coxe was held at 2 p.m. today with interment in the local cemetery. She died at the home of her son Thomas on Sunday evening from general debility. She was 89 years of age and is survived by four sons as follows: Thomas, John, Isaac and Walter.

                              Newton Theatre. See Norma Talmadge in Two Women, from the play of the same name and Comedy “Does She Love Her Husband”

10-24-1919         John Harvey is on the sick list, being confined with a severe attack of grippe.

                              A one hundred per cent meeting of the American Legion was held at the Hose House last night. There are only a few ex-service men who are not enrolled and they are requested to join before the next meeting Thursday evening so that their names will appear on the original charter which will be put on display at their meeting place on Armistice day Nov. 11 so you fellows who are not yet members hand your names in before next Thursday night.

                              Russel Norwood, of the 37th infantry, was discharged at Brownsville, Texas and returned home this morning. He was in the service for three years.

                              Mrs. Joseph Gallagher, who underwent a Caesarian operation at the Hazleton Hospital remains in a serious condition.

                              The Nesquehoning football team which has been organized under the management of Neal Hartneady is progressing very nicely in practice and will be heard from before the close of the season. They have a number of good teams scheduled for games at home and abroad.

                              “The Ninety and Nine”, the second in the course of illustrated sermons is to be given in the First Baptist Church Sunday evening, Oct. 26, followed by the hymn “The Ninety and Nine” to be sung as a solo and beautifully illustrated.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight Only, Alice Joyce in The Spark Divine, A dramatic close up of the mother heart and man of might.

10-25-1919         Dance this evening at the Auditorium at 8 o’clock. Music by DePierro’s orchestra of Freeland.

                              Taken to hospital. John Gallagher, Sr., who was struck by a trolley car in swinging around Chapel and Radcliff Streets, was taken to the Coaldale Hospital. His left foot is injured.

                              Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Becker observed the 30th anniversary of their wedding yesterday. An honor dinner was given last evening. Among the attendants was Mrs. Buss, wife of Sheriff Buss, of Pittston.

                              A probably fatal accident occurred here at 10 a. m. today when Peter Verdon in stepping from a Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company auto coal truck fell under it, the wheels passing over both legs. The left foot is so badly crushed that amputation is believed necessary. His right leg is also badly injured. It is feared the shock will prove fatal to him.

                              Specials at Steventon’s Restaurant. Chicken, club, smoked tongue, pickled tongue, hamburg, ham and sweiezer cheese sandwiches, hot doggies, home made pies, coffee, soups of all kinds, country scrapple, M and G Ice Cream – Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Burnt Almond flavors. A full line of Lackawanna Chocolates.

                              Tonight at Newton Theatre. See Gladys Brockwell in Call Of The Soul. The most gripping drama of mother love ever shown on the screen and two reel Sunshine Comedy.

10-25-1919         Peter Verdon, one of Nesquehoning’s oldest merchants, and an uncle of the Corkill brothers of Mauch Chunk, was run over on the street at Nesquehoning at 9 o’clock this forenoon, at the western end of town, by one of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company’s heavy auto coal trucks. He was taken to the Coaldale hospital by Dr. McDonald, with both legs crushed and other injuries to his body. To the bystanders it appeared doubtful whether he would survive the trip to the hospital.

10-25-1919         Letter to editor from Ben Davis of Nesquehoning. The Miners who worked day and night during the was in behalf of their country are now working two and three days a week, and their average wages earned since the Armistice was signed was less than eight hundred dollars, is there any better evidence than this that the war is over? and will the public not vindicate the miners under these conditions in determining that the war against the enemy has come to an end and the war against the welfare of the Miners must also cease, regardless of how long politics is played at Washington.

10-27-1919         Three Nesquehoning Brothers injured when their car overturned. Edward, Charles and Dentist Albert Jenkins, three prominent young men of Nesquehoning, sons of the Late Evan Jenkins, were injured by the overturning of their auto at noon on Saturday while enroute to Pottstown to see their mother who is visiting there. The accident happened within about two miles of Allentown and they were removed to the Sacred Heart Hospital. Edward has a dislocated shoulder and is still at the hospital. The other two were not seriously injured and have returned to their home.

                              Peter Verdon, a well known Nesquehoning merchant, who accidentally fell from a coal delivery truck at Nesquehoning on Saturday, and a rear wheel of the truck passed over both legs, died at the Coaldale hospital at 3 o’clock Sunday morning, aged 68 years. The deceased was a son of the late Patrick and Catharine Verdon, pioneer residents of Nesquehoning. He was born in town and conducted a store on Main Street for over 30 years. He was unmarried, resided in the dwelling apartment of his store and took his meals at Mrs. Corby’s. He is survived by one brother, Michael Verdon, who when last heard from was a silver miner in the west, and another brother, John, of Nesquehoning. A sister, Mrs. John Corkill, of Mauch Chunk, died quite recently. His funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, from his late home at the store, with a requiem high mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart.

                              A five ton furniture van from Allentown, loaded with the household goods of John Watkins, who is moving back to Nesquehoning after a residence of several years in Allentown, went over the bank yesterday afternoon at the “Dead Man’s Curve,” a very familiar spot on the road from Mauch Chunk to Nesquehoning and the van is badly shattered. It passed through the guard fence and late this morning was still lying on its side at the foot of the bank. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins have many friends in Mauch Chunk. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Watkins was Miss Watkins, of Slatington, a well known singer.

10-27-1919         William Oxley continues to remain ill from miners asthma.

                              The Ladies Aid Society of Meed’s Memorial Church will hold a Halloween Social in the basement of the Church Wednesday evening. The public is invited. Admission 15 cents.

                              Peter Verdon, of Nesquehoning, who was injured Saturday as a result of having been run over by a big auto coal delivery truck of the L.C. and N. Co., died yesterday at 3:30 a. m. at the Coaldale Hospital, aged 67 years. His legs were so badly crushed that amputation would have been necessary had he survived but his condition didn’t permit the operation. In stepping from the truck he slipped in mud and fell under the auto. The driver stopped the truck so quickly that the hind wheels were upon Mr. Verdon’s legs. Mr. Verdon conducted a grocery store and was taking orders when the accident occurred. One brother, Michael, of the West survives. His funeral will be held from his late home Wednesday with a high mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9:30 a.m.

                              Three brothers, whose homes are in Nesquehoning, Dr. Clifford Jenkins, Charles Jenkins and Edward Jenkins, were injured when the auto mobile in which they were riding turned turtle on the Mickley pike, half way between Helfrich’s Spring and Mickley’s Church shortly before the noon hour Saturday. William Hess, chauffeur for John Ritter, of the firm of Koch Bros., Allentown, found the three brothers lying on the ground. He placed them in his auto and hurriedly took them to the office of Dr. John S. Schneller, at Catasauqua, who gave first aid, after which the three brothers were taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. Charles Jenkins is suffering from a broken clavicle and Edward from a dislocated hip. Two of the brothers were discharged from the hospital yesterday. Charles Jenkins, the other brother who is suffering from a fractured clavicle, is still at the hospital.

10-28-1919         Don’t forget the big Halloween Parade on Friday night. Parade moves promptly at 7:30, three bands will furnish the music to keep time to the merry marchers. All indications point to a big turn out of old and young. After the parade there will be a masquerade dance in Ferko’s Hall. Music will be furnished by Prof. John L. Boyle’s orchestra of six pieces, prizes will be given to the most handsome, comical and original dressed couple. Popular prices 35 cents and 25 cents.

                              John Trevena, the dancing master is giving the dancers of this and surrounding towns some of the best music in the state. The newly organized orchestra called the Lanseque Society Jazz will furnish music on next Wednesday night. The members, while young in years, can handle all the very latest and popular jazz music in a manner that makes the artistic toes glide over the dance floor with ease and grace, Kathryn E. Crossin, pianist; James A. Crossin, violinist are past masters with the violin and piano, having appeared before the public on numerous occasions, always making good. James Dorsey, as cornetist, is equal, if not better than Herbert Clark, as his execution of popular and standard music, his tone so sweet, that you marvel at his playing. Thomas Dorsey, as trombonist, makes you wonder. While he is the youngest of the members his manner of playing the slide puts him on a footing with Messrs. Corey, Gentile, Schmidt, Lyons and Goring of Sousa’s famous trombone section. You can hear those musical artists on next Wednesday. It is well worth the price of admission to hear them although you do not dance, don’t stand outside and block the doorway, go in. You will go home contented if you do. Any one wishing to engage this orchestra please address Box 316, Nesquehoning, Pa., to Jas. A. Crossin leader, or to Charles Rottet, Lansford, Pa.

10-30-1919         George Wilhelm entered the Hazleton Hospital last evening to be operated on for appendicitis.

                              Bernice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCabe, is reportedly slightly improved at the Palmerton Hospital.

                              Nesquehoning Hose Co. will hold its first annual ball at Ferko’s Hall Nov. 17 and 18. It takes the place of the annual solicitation for funds and therefore should be liberally patronized. Music by Boyle’s and Kauffman’s orchestras.

                              Miss Elizabeth Bamford and Raymond Snyder of Summit Hill were married at the home of the bride at high noon today by Rev. H. P. Boughey. They left for Philadelphia via L.V.R.R. at 2:07 p.m. from Mauch Chunk on their honeymoon.

                              Newton Theatre. Coming Friday. See Corinne Griffith in A Girl At Bay, an intense drama of a man’s love and a woman’s risk and “Man of Might”

10-31-1919         All those leaving the dance will go to Steventon’s Restaurant. Special Tonight. Chicken sandwiches, crab, lettuce, tomatoes, peas, eggs, ham, hamburger, smoked and pickled tongue, hot doggies, deviled crabs, oysters in all styles, home made pumpkin pie and lemon meringue, coffee, tea and cocoa. M & G Ice Cream and Myer Heilberger Ice Cream. Lackawanna Chocolates.

                              There will be a meeting of the Nesquehoning Taxpayers Association next Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock in the High School Auditorium. All taxpayers are requested to be present. Ralph Corby, President.

11-1-1919    Baptist Church. Church, morning service 10:30. Communion administered. Subject,
The Dignity of Service.” Sabbath school at 2 p.m. Come and get acquainted with the children. Evening service 6:45 p.m. Subject, “The Grateful Friend of Jesus.” Illustrated, followed by an illustrated hymn, “Let Your Lower Lights Be Burning.” Last Sunday evening the crowds began to come early to see and hear the illustrated sermon. Many voicing the opinion that this method of reaching the heart was successful, as they were carrying each night away with them a new and tender feeling for the Master, if you want to benefit your life and character, don’t fail to see “The Grateful Friend of Jesus” illustrated Sunday evening, Nov. 2.

                              Thomas Gleason, of the U.S. Navy, enroute to Kansas City, visited his aunt Mrs. Ellen Gallagher.

                              At the teachers meeting on Thursday evening, Prof. Klotz was given a pleasant surprise by the teachers appearing in masquerade costume. After the meeting they repaired to the old building where a delightful dance was held and refreshments served.

                              The masquerade parade and dance last night was a big success although somewhat marred by rain. It was headed by the Summit Hill Boys Band in full masquerade uniforms. Nesquehoning Hose Co. Band and Little Italy Band were also in line. It was a pleasant affair.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight. Peggy Hyland in The Bride and a good comedy.

11-4-1919           The banns of marriage between Gertrude Riley, of town and Con Nighen, of Lansford were published for the first time in the Church of the Sacred Heart on Sunday.

                              Mrs. Ann Lewis died this morning of general debility at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William L. Davis, aged 81 years. She is survived by her husband and son William Lewis, of Steelton and the following children. Mrs. William L. Davis and Daniel, of town. Funeral announcements later.

                              Miss Hattie Longacre is confined to her home with illness.

                              The fact that our streets are easily the worst in any town was demonstrated last Friday evening when the route of the parade had to be confined to Catawissa street and then only that part kept up by the State, was in any condition for parading. All other streets in town were treated to a coating of yellow clay this fall and now any A. E. F. man would imagine he was again in Sunny France walking in the mud holes, if he would pay us a visit. The supervisors have been very lax in the past in this respect and should insist upon the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company repairing them in decent shape. The people are thoroughly aroused over the deplorable condition of the local highways and propose to resort to the court if necessary to secure better streets.

                              Lottie, wife of Bernard Hines, a rural mail carrier of Nesquehoning and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Lichtenwalter of East Mauch Chunk, died at 4:50 a.m. today at the Hazleton Hospital of convulsions. She was admitted yesterday but her condition was serious. She was 29 years of age. Her husband and one daughter Elizabeth survives also her parents and the following sisters; Salome, Elizabeth, Annie, Margaret and Amelia, of East Mauch Chunk.

11-6-1919           The American Legion meets tonight. All ex-service men, members and non-members are requested to be present in order to arrange for the observance of Armistice Day, Nov 11. Don’t fail to attend this important meeting to arrange for the commemoration of the greatest epoch in the world’s history.

                              Bernice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCabe died at the Palmerton Hospital today, aged 6 years. She was admitted several weeks ago and an operation for appendicitis was performed after which an ulcer of the lung developed.

                              William Bechtel has opened his new restaurant and ice cream stand in the old Branch Store on Centre Avenue.

                              William Bryant has been discharged from the U.S. Army after overseas service, returning home yesterday.

                              John Guy, a miner employed at No. 1 tunnel sustained a severe laceration of the head today as a result of a fall of coal. He was taken to Coaldale Hospital.

                              Masquerade Dance. High School Auditorium Saturday Evening. Deperro’s orchestra, of Freeland.

11-7-1919           Edward Riley has entered the Hazleton Hospital to receive treatment for carbuncles.

                              At a largely attended meeting of the American Legion Post last night it was decided to accept the invitation to the banquet of the Queen Esther Circle to ex-service men to be given at the High School Auditorium, Wednesday evening, Nov. 11. All service men are requested to appear in uniform. It was also decided to look into the status of drafted men discharged from army camps with a view of ascertaining their citizenship.

                              Bernice, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCabe, who died at the Palmerton Hospital will be buried with an angel mass at 9:30 a.m. on Monday. Beloved by all who knew her for her sunny disposition, which seemed to radiate to all she came in contact with, she will be mourned by a legion of friends.

                              Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ronemus attended the wedding of Wesley Miller and Miss May Armbruster at Packerton.

                              Miss Ella Clarke and Miss Bertha Griffith, two of our efficient teachers, are doing great hustling for Red Cross subscriptions.

                              Miss Marie Becker is recovering from a long siege of illness.

                              Mrs. John Williams and daughter Mrs. Wm. Reinhart have returned to Allentown after spending a few days at the home of Mrs. Thomas Edwards.

11-8-1919           John Maccalush, a hardy young miner of New Columbus, 19 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weight, 145 pounds, is anxious to wrestle any one in the coal region of his own weight. He may be addressed at Nesquehoning post office, in care of Postmaster McArdle. 

                              Frank Petrucci and Miss Rose Maradee, both of Little Italy, were married by Squire Rehrig this morning at 11 o’clock.

11-12-1919         Banquet for service men. Armistice Day was celebrated here by the Queen Esther Circle tendering an entertainment and banquet to the returned local soldiers, sailors and marines at the High School Auditorium last night. The service men to the number of 100 assembled at the Hose House and led by the Nesquehoning Band marched to the auditorium. The attendance would have been greater but for the fact of the celebration at Lansford which many attended. Miss Anna Dunstan played an appropriate selection of the piano. The hall was beautifully decorated as was also the “gym” where the banquet was served. The national color scheme predominated presenting a pretty effect and inspiring scene. Ben Branch, Esq., in a neat address bade the service men a cordial welcome. An Address by District Attorney Ben Branch, in which he dealt with the future of the American Legion and all ex-service men was a very able one and the heroes all agreed with him that Bolshevism and Anarchy have not a chance in “God’s Country.” Nesquehoning Glee Club took so well that time and again it was obliged to go over the top with its masterly renditions of folk and war melodies. The service men were highly pleased with the reception and hospitality extended them and it will always remain fresh in their memories as one of the most pleasant incidents of their lives. They could not find words to express their appreciation of the service and the general excellence of the affair.

11-13-1919         The Nesquehoning soldier boys had a fine Armistice Day celebration on Tuesday. They were tendered a banquet in the high school auditorium by the young ladies of the Queen Esther Circle, Nesquehoning leading social club. One hundred returned service men surrounded the tables and the young ladies did the serving. Ben Branch presided and Frank X. York was the leading speaker.

                              Stephen Motsik of town has been admitted as a surgical case at the Coaldale Hospital.

                              The masquerade social given at the home of Mrs. John Lewis on Tuesday evening was a great success socially and financially. The house was crowded and all kinds of faces and costumes were there, creating a great deal of merriment. Games were enjoyed. Refreshments proved most attractive. A nice sum was realized for the “Self Denial Fund” of the Baptist Church. This church is striving to raise $1000 for Thanksgiving Sunday and they expect to get it.

                              Mrs. Joseph F. Gallagher, of town, who have been very ill in the Hazleton Hospital, is slightly improved and is now considered out of danger.

11-15-1919         Mead’s Memorial M. E. Church Sunday services 10:30 a.m. the pastor will preach on “The Man at the Wine Press.” 2 p.m. Sunday school session. 6:45 p.m. the Rev. Charles H. Reynolds will preach. Anthems by the choir. All are heartily invited.

                              The funeral of Mrs. Delilah Miller was held from her late residence at 2 p.m. yesterday and was very largely attended. Services were conducted at the house by Rev. W. M. Rehrig, of Mauch Chunk and interment followed in the Protestant cemetery. The following were the pall bearers: David Edward and Harry Miller, sons of the deceased and William, John and Albert Davis, grandsons of the deceased. The flower carriers were grandsons of Mrs. Miller as follows: Howard, James, Thomas and Harry Davis.

                              Joe Crawford, of Rock Island Ill., who left here 26 years ago, is here on a visit to his aunt, Mrs. Adeline Oxley. He was last here 18 years ago.

                              Frank Katner is confined to his home on account of a sore throat.

                              The Nesquehoning Hose Co. will hold its first annual ball at Ferko’s Hall Monday and Tuesday nights, Nov. 17 and 18. Music will be furnished by Boyle’s and Kauffman’s orchestras. As this takes the place of the annual drive for funds it is to be hoped it will be liberally patronized.

                              First Baptist Church morning service 10:30 a.m. Subject, “Finding God.” Sabbath School 2 p.m. Classes for all ages. All welcome. Evening service 6:45 Subject “Broken Pitchers.” If you have no church home, pay us a visit and get acquainted with a homelike church and hear the gospel, old but new each time it is heard.

                              Dancing – High School Auditorium Saturday. Harmony Sextette Jazz Orchestra of Pottsville.

11-17-1919         We take this means of expressing our gratitude for all kindnesses rendered during the death of our dear mother, Mrs. Delilah Miller. The Family.

                              The week of Nov. 17 will be Home Economics Week in the Public Schools of Nesquehoning. During this week Miss Margaret K. Owen of the Pennsylvania State College and Miss Frances Hilton also of State College with Miss Elizabeth A. Lewis of the Home Economics Department of the Nesquehoning High School will weigh and measure the children of the schools. They will also instruct the school children in the care of the body and the food which should be eaten in order to produce and maintain the best health. Wednesday afternoon, from three to six, will be baby day and parents are urged to bring babies and children of the pre-school age, at that time to be weighed. An exhibit will be places in the gymnasium of the High School and parents are invited to view that exhibit at any time during the week.

                              John McFadden has resigned as deputy clerk to the county commissioners to manage the store here of the late Peter Verdon.

                              George Wilhelm has been discharged from the Hazleton Hospital following a successful operation for appendicitis.

                              All roads lead to Ferko’s Hall tonight, the occasion being the first annual ball of the Nesquehoning Hose Co. It will be repeated tomorrow night. Dancing for old and young will be a feature. The public is invited.

                              Humorous and musical entertainment to be held in the new High School building this Monday evening for the benefit of the Baptist Church. Keith Cherry, of Gloucester, N.J., formerly known as the funny doctor will be the entertainer. Music by the High School orchestra. Solos by Miss Harvey and Nesquehoning Quartette. Come one, come all. Good laugh and pleasure promised. Admission 25 cents.

                              Road Supervisor Frank Shovelin and Foreman Frank O’Gorman have a large force of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company laborers and trucks at work repairing the streets of town with cinders from the colliery boiler house. It makes a fine highway and the residents are grateful to Supt. W. G. Whildin for his thoughtfulness.

                              Joseph F. Gallagher was at the Hazleton Hospital Sunday on a visit to Mrs. Gallagher, who is slowly recovering from a very severe illness. He was accompanied by Harry Brennan of Lansford.

                              Annie, an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volluk of New Columbus died Thursday, aged seven weeks and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon with services at the house by Rev. M. G. Benko, pastor of the Slovak Lutheran Church of Lansford, and attendance was large.

                              George Matzek of New Columbus and his brother Steve of West Main Street who were both painfully burned in the face, chest and hands in last Monday’s gas explosion at the colliery are improving rapidly at the Coaldale hospital and will soon be home.

                              The Nesquehoning Hose Company boys are selling tickets for a “Two Nights Dance” to open this evening in Ferko’s Hall, with Boyle’s orchestra. The tickets are selling rapidly, because the drive is taking the place of the hose company’s annual drive for funds.

                              The pupils of the Nesquehoning schools had an old fashioned spelling bee Thursday afternoon and it was immensely enjoyed by scholars and teachers. Twenty-three 8th grade pupils, A Class, spelled against forty from the B Class, 8th grade and the 7th grade pupils. Prof. Klotz pronounced 100 words and the 8th grade A Class won.

                              John W. Corby and Edward J. Mulligan drove the Hose Company’s auto steamer to Lansford on Saturday, to have its batteries recharged. The handsome machine attracted much attention on the journey.

                              The funeral of Mrs. John B. Miller was held from her late home opposite the Central Railroad station on Friday, with services by Rev. Dr. W. M. Rehrig, of Mauch Chunk, and was largely attended. Burial was made in the Nesquehoning cemetery and three sons and three grandsons were the pall bearers: David, Edward and Harry Miller and William, John and Albert Davis. Four grandsons, Howard, James, Thomas and Harry Davis carried the flowers.

11-18-1919         This is Home Economic Week in the pubic schools of Nesquehoning. Miss Margaret Owen and Miss Francis Hilton, of Pennsylvania State College are here, assisting Miss Elizabeth A. Lewis, of the high school faculty, who is supervisor or the Home Economic Department. First every pupil in the school is being weighed and measured. Next, lessons on the care of the body and on foods best calculated to induce growth and maintain health are imparted to all classed. On Wednesday, from 3 to 6, will be baby day. Mothers are urged to bring all their children under school age, down to the babies, for weighing. An exhibition is now open in the gymnasium in connection with this special week on home economics. It is free to all the public. Don’t miss it; it is of untold value. Visitors from neighboring towns are welcome.

11-20-1919         Andrew Puschock, a laborer employed at the Nesquehoning colliery, was painfully injured in the back yesterday by a fall of rock. He was conveyed by ambulance to his home opposite Joseph F. Gallagher’s on Second Street.

                              John W. Doak, who is employed in the Nesquehoning mines, had his legs painfully injured yesterday by being squeezed between the side of the gangway and a moving car. He refused to go to the hospital and is at his home on Second Street.

                              A prominent feature of Home Economic Week in Nesquehoning schools was a talk on “The Teeth and Their Care,” given to the pupils on Wednesday by Dr. George P. Thomas, of the University of Pennsylvania, after which music was conducted by the principal.

11-20-1919         The Pythian Sisters will hold a masquerade social at the home of Mrs. Joseph Phillips this evening.

                              Mrs. George Housley, who was stricken suddenly ill with ptomaine poisoning on Tuesday, has recovered.

                              The humorous and musical entertainment given by the Junior Choir of the Baptist Church in the High School Auditorium on Monday evening was a great success. Those who did not go missed a great treat. The music and singing were of the best and highly appreciated by the audience as evidenced by the applause. The High School Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Toole favored the audience with several selections. The Misses Dorothy Morgan and Dorothy Emanuel rendered a piano duet. Miss Elizabeth Williams and Miss Harvey sang several beautiful solos. The Nesquehoning male quartette also sang several selections. T. Keith Cherry, the “Fun Doctor” had the audience screaming from start to finish. During the course of the evening two prizes were given to the children in the choir selling the largest amount of tickets. William Griffith, who sold eighty-six tickets, won the first prize, a gold Baptist pin. The second prize, a box of chocolates, was won by Jennie Koch, who sold sixty-two tickets. The evening entertainment closed with a selection from the Junior Choir which was enjoyed by everyone.

                              A prominent feature of the Home economic Week at Nesquehoning High School on Wednesday was a talk on the teeth and their care by Dr. George Thomas, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He spoke forcefully and emphasized his remarks by illustrations on the black board. Supervising Principal r. O. Klotz made an earnest and urgent appeal to those present to profit by Dr. Thomas’ remarks and the necessity of each living up to their responsibilities and to practice the gospel of clean teeth as conductive to good health. Principal C. E. Toole capably directed the musical end of the program.

11-21-1919         The Public Service Commission held hearings at Philadelphia yesterday in the matter of protest to the new schedule of rates of the Eastern Penna. Railways Co. and Panther Valley Water Co. Michael Hartneady, of town is the plaintiff. A full hearing was held in the trolley company case but only a part in the Water Co. issue, and the hearing was continued until Dec. 8. A decision in the matter of reduced fares for MineWorkers is expected shortly.

                              On the Honor Roll of the Methodist Episcopal Church there are fifty-three names of the young men of this church and Sunday school who entered the service of Uncle Sam. A Welcome Home service will be held in their honor on Sunday evening at 6:45 in the Church, when the service flag with fifty-three stars will be demobilized. It will be a service of great interest as the returning heroes of the World War will be present as well as representatives of the Civil and Spanish American Wars. Interesting features of the service include bugle calls, lowering of the service flag, reading of the Roll of Honor, music by the choir and male quartette and appropriate addresses. World War veterans kindly meet in the Sunday school room at 6:30. The public is most cordially invited to this service, but come early to score a seat. 

11-21-1919         Home Economic Week in the public schools of Nesquehoning conducted by Miss Elizabeth A. Lewis, Nesquehoning’s supervisor of Home Economics, assisted by Misses Margaret Kemp Owen and Francis Hilton, of State College, began Monday in the Domestic Science room of Nesquehoning’s magnificent new high school building and the exhibition illustrating how Home Economics are taught and their incalculable value to the home and the children in it, is of intense interest. Hundreds of mothers have already visited the exhibition in the gymnasium and listened to some of the able instructions given to classes and to groups of pupils and in order to give still others an opportunity to do so, Miss Lewis will continue the exhibition on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. In the afternoon is the best time to visit and to hear Miss Owen’s special talk to mothers regarding the cars and the food of their children. Up to the close of school yesterday over 700 pupils were weighed, tagged and divided into three groups, one group for those over weight; one for those under weight, and the third group for the normal. The Nesquehoning School has its own scale and its own measuring stick. The over weights are told among other things to eat slowly and to eat less pie, cake, candy and fried cakes, and more fruits and vegetables. Drink six cups of water between the meals, and no tea nor coffee. The underweights are put upon a diet of milk, cream, butter, eggs, rolled oats, rice, cream of wheat and green vegetables. The normal are given the ‘Rules of the Game’ by which they will retain health, strength and joy, to wit: bathe often, brush the teeth, sleep with your window open and drink four glasses of water each day and as many glasses of milk as your mother can buy. The walls of the room in which the exhibition is held are simply covered with charts illustrating the great value of milk as a food compared with other articles of diet, all emphasizing the slogan that “The milk pitcher and the vegetable garden are the two best friends any mother can have and that if she understandingly uses them she has within her own hands the power to become a queen and reign over man.” In the room adjoining the above exhibit is another exhibit in progress in which instruction is given how to make garments for children, not for show but for comfort, simplicity and economy. There is not a single live school director in Carbon County who can afford to miss Nesquehoning’s Home Economic exhibit. It will close next Wednesday evening.

                              Victor McArdle, youngest son of Postmaster James McArdle, who has been in the Coaldale hospital for the past seven months with a dislocated hip, will be home tomorrow.

                              On the “Honor Roll” of the Methodist Church of Nesquehoning there are fifty-three names of the young men of this church and Sunday school who entered the service of Uncle Sam. A “Welcome Home” service will be held in their honor on Sunday evening at 6:45 when the demobilization of the service flag will take place. It will be a service of great interest as the returning heroes will be present in a body as well as representatives of the Civil and Spanish American wars. Interesting features of the service include, bugle calls, lowering of the service flag, reading of the Roll of Honor, music by the choir and the male quartet, appropriate addresses. The veterans of the world war will kindly meet in the Sunday School room at 6:30. The public is most cordially invited   to this service. Come early to secure a seat. The pastor’s subject in the morning at 10:30 will be “The Call to Thanksgiving.” The choir will render a Thanksgiving anthem. The pastor will also address the “Young Church Pilgrims.” The Railroad Contest is still on in the Sunday School and you will be made welcome at the two o’clock session. The early morning Thanksgiving service will be held as usual at 6 o’clock. What an opportunity is given to us this year for showing how grateful we are for the days of peace.

                              The entertainment given by the Junior choir of the Baptist church Monday evening was a great success. The music and singing were of the best. The High School orchestra under the direction of Mr. Toole, played. Misses Dorothy Morgan and Dorothy Emanual rendered a piano duet. Miss Williams and Harvey sang several beautiful solos. The Nesquehoning male quartet also sang. T. Keith Cherry, the fun doctor, was much enjoyed. Prizes were given to children selling the most tickets. The first prize, a gold Baptist pin, was given to William Griffith. The second prize, a box of chocolates, was given to Jennie Koch. The entertainment closed with a selection by the Junior choir, which everyone appreciated.

11-24-1919         Two games of basketball with Summit Hill attracted a big crowd in our auditorium on Saturday evening. Our Seniors won and the Juniors lost.

                              Mead’s Methodist Church was crowded Sunday evening at a special service in honor of its 53 returned members from the war. Most of them were present. William Cooper sounded the bugle as the boys came marching in a body. The Quartette and the Glee Club sang. A delegation of Civil War veterans and another of Spanish War veterans marched with the boys. Many were in the audience from Mauch Chunk and Lansford.

                              Two young women of Beaver Meadow and two young men, of Hazleton, had an automobile wreck at 11 o’clock last evening at the eastern end of Nesquehoning. The occupants had a very narrow escape. One of the girls was hurled through the windshield, but was too much frightened, she said, to be injured. Practically the automobile is a total wreck. The quartette were guests at the Staposky-Kochabo wedding.

                              George Kanouse returned Saturday from a hunting trip of several days in Sandy Run Valley, where he was a guest of his son, Orrin. They bagged one 15 pound wild turkey, a 7 pound hare and two pheasants.

                              Women wishing to join the Red Cross Home Nursing Class are invited to come to the new High School building on Wednesday night at 7:30. The course of 15 lessons costs $1.00, and the text book 60 cents. The money to be paid at the first meeting.

                              Jack Hughes, Frank York, Professor Klotz and Eugene Bonner were among those from here attending the Lehigh-Lafayette football game.

11-25-1919         Sunday was a big day for the Baptists. They combined their Harvest Home and Self Denial drive for one thousand dollars. The pulpit was artistically decorated with American flags and all kinds of fruits and vegetables with specially arranged electric lights to aid in beautifying the decorations. The fruits and vegetables will be sent as a Thanksgiving offering to the Baptist Orphanage in Philadelphia. In the evening a large congregation took part in a genuine Thanksgiving song and praise service, solos being sung by Mr. Roy Ronemus and Mrs. H. C. Wray. A Thanksgiving anthem was sung by a quartette consisting of Mrs. Wray, Soprano; Mr. David Jones, tenor; Mrs. Jane Bradwell, alto; Mr. John Lewis, bass. There were also anthems sung by the Junior and Senior Choirs singly and combined. At the close of the Thanksgiving sermon preached by the Pastor, Rev. Henry C. Wray on “Grace In Giving” the self denial offering was taken which is to pay off some of the debt on the parsonage. The offering was counted and the amount announced by the pastor, going over the top with our drive. The amount was $1,211.08. After the announcement the congregation all stood and sung “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.” On Thanksgiving morning at 6:30 a.m. everyone is invited to join us in a Thanksgiving prayer and praise service, thanking god for His many blessings toward us.

11-25-1919         Sunday was a big day for the Baptists. They combined their Harvest Home and Self Denial drive for one thousand dollars. The pulpit was artistically decorated with American flags and all kinds of fruits and vegetables, with specially arranged lights to aid with the decorations. The vegetables will be sent as a Thanksgiving offering to the Baptist orphanage in Philadelphia. In the evening a large congregation took part in a genuine Thanksgiving song and praise service. Solos were sung by Mr. Ronemus and Mrs. Wray. A Thanksgiving anthem was sung by a quartet consisting of Mrs. Wray, soprano; Mr. David Jones, Tenor; Mrs. James Bradwell, alto and Mr. John Lewis, base. There were also anthems sung by the Jr. and Sr. choirs singly and combined. At the close of the Thanksgiving sermon, preached by the pastor, Rev. Henry C. Wray, on “Grace in Giving,” the self denial offering was taken which is to pay off some of the debt on the parsonage. The offering was counted and the amount announced by the pastor was over the top, one thousand two hundred eleven dollars and eight cents. After the announcement the congregation all stood and sung, “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.” On Thanksgiving morning at 6:30 a.m. anyone is invited to join with us in a Thanksgiving prayer and praise service, thanking God for his many blessings toward us.

11-28-1919         Edward Reilly, who has been very ill at the Hazleton State Hospital for several days past, is much improved. Mr. and Mrs. Edward King, of town, the latter Mr. Reilly’s sister, spent Thanksgiving Day visiting him.

                              The Epworth League of the M. E. Church tendered a banquet to 30 of the returned soldiers of the church Wednesday night in the basement of the church. An entertainment was a feature. The audience sang America. Solos were rendered by Miss Amelia Becker, Roy Ronemus, Ben Arthur and John Kanouse. An eloquent address was delivered by H. De Y. Lents, Esq., of Mauch Chunk. Misses Anna Dunstan and Miss Amelia Becker favored with a vocal duet. William Cooper gave the choir call on the bugle. It was an interesting affair.

                              Two cars, a Buick of Lehighton and an Eclar of Coaldale crashed together in a head on collision of East Catawissa Street at 11:30 o’clock last night. None of the occupants was injured. Both cars were badly wrecked.

                              Wesley Miller, who was married only two weeks ago the Miss Armbruster of Packerton is critically ill from diphtheria.

                              FOR SALE-A hotel refrigerator 300 lbs. ice capacity. Apply T. F. McCaffrey, Eagle Hotel. 

11-28-1919         The Epworth League of the Methodist Church gave an elaborate welcome home banquet on Wednesday evening in honor of the Methodist boys who were in the service of their country during the war. The program, which preceded the dinner, was opened by a few words of welcome by Rev. H. P. Boughey. Vocal solos were rendered by Miss Amelia Becker, Roy Ronemus, John Kanouse and Ben Arthur. Misses Amelia Becker and Anna Dunstan sang a duet. The music was inspiring and was the beginning of a very pleasant evening. Horace De Y. Lentz, of Mauch Chunk, made a thrilling address to the boys, touching on their recent experiences and commending them on their bravery during the most trying times. The auditorium was in profound silence while Mr. Lentz’s words sank deep into the hearts of his hearers. At the conclusion of the program the young men were summoned to the banqueting room by the “chow call,” played by William Cooper on his famous cornet. Here was spread a delicious repast of stewed chicken and all the good things that accompany it. Rev. H. P. Boughey was chairman and called on many of the ex-soldiers for toasts. Thomas Smitham, veteran of the Civil War and Harry James, veteran of the Spanish American War, were among the honored guests. The boys ate with a relish, which was the best indication to their hostesses that they enjoyed the dinner. There were about thirty-five present and they all gave the members of the Epworth League a rising vote of thanks to the pleasant evening, which they enjoyed. The smiling faces of the Epworth Leaguers showed more than words, how pleased and happy they were to give the boys a good time, making up for the many good times they missed while they were away from home.

12-1-1919           There was a slight fire this morning in the Morgan bake house which is used by Baker Klinger. It is not known what caused the fire. Not much damage was done.

                              Edward Reilly, who has been very ill is reported considerably improved at the Hazleton Hospital.

                              Robert Klinger has received his diploma from the Detroit Automobile School.

                              Hot Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, Tomato and Lettuce Sandwiches, Ham and Eggs, Hamburg, Sweitzer Cheese, Roast Beef Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Hot Doggies, Home Made Pie, Raisin, Currant and Apple Pie, at Steventon’s Restaurant.

12-4-1919           Dynamite wrecks New Columbus Home. The residence of Joseph Fauvia, one of the finest in the new town of New Columbus, the village which is gradually being built to take the place of Little Italy, was totally shattered to pieces by dynamite and destroyed by fire between two and three o’clock this morning. Fauvia, his wife and a child who were the only occupants of the house are injured. New Columbus has at present about 40 houses, a schoolhouse, church and hall. Fauvia says there was no dynamite on the premises to his knowledge and he believes the dynamite was placed into the cellar of his house and was ignited by some one who wished him harm. It was a terrific shock and all Nesquehoning was out of bed. The roof of the house was hurled into the air. The bed in which Fauvia and his wife were asleep was carried into the street and they scrambled out of the ruins as best they could. The building was soon in flames. Not much is left of it excepting the cellar foundation. New Columbus was greatly excited. Its people were yelling and screaming in fright as the Nesquehoning Fire Company arrived in double quick. The fire boys saved the adjoining dwelling. (The name is probably Fauzio)

12-4-1919           Italian Home Dynamited. A dastardly attempt to murder the family and destroy the home and store of Joseph Faggio, of New Columbus, consisting of himself, wife and eight children, occurred at 2 a. m. today when their home was dynamited and wrecked, after which it caught fire and was completely destroyed, entailing a loss of $5,000 in stock, furniture and building, covered by insurance, exclusive of $1,200 in cash destroyed, $300 of the $1,500 in the house having been found in the wreckage this morning. The family was hurled in various directions by the force and violence of the explosion and several were hurled in the collapsed debris. Rose Faggio was extricated with difficulty from beneath a mass of brick caused by the fall of the chimney. She was severely cut and bruised. Mr. Faggio, his wife and several of the other children were also cut and bruised. Mrs. Faggio suffers from shock. That it was a well planned and premeditated effort to blow up the building is evidenced from the fact that four sticks of 60 per cent dynamite, unexploded was found near the scene of the explosion. The dynamite was evidently placed at three different sections of the building, as the walls indicate this, the rear, front and a side wall having been blown inward by the force of the explosion. It is believed the charge was set off simultaneously by a battery in the hands of the perpetrators of the outrage. The explosion was such as to shock the entire community, many windows having been broken by its force. The flames communicated to the adjoining double block of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company occupied by Louis Nardozzi and George Luthwenck. Good work on the part of the Nesquehoning Hose Co., which responded promptly, saved the building from being destroyed, although slightly damaged. The contents were considerably damaged by fire and water. The authorities are conducting an investigation. Mr. Faggio can assign no reason for it, having no enemies that he can recall and not being threatened in any way, but since he is prosperous it is believed he excited the envy of some less prosperous compatriot which is generally the case in all acts of this and the Black Hand kind. (The name is probably Fauzio)

12-5-1919           No Clue in Dynamiting Case. There are no new developments in the dynamiting of Joseph Faggios house and store at New Columbus yesterday at 2 a. m.  County Detective Daniel Thomas made an investigation yesterday but found it difficult to ascertain and definite information on the outrage, owing to the well-known fear and reticence of the Italian people to accuse or suspect the perpetrators of the foul deed. The only suggestion of a clue that could be found was that Rose, the eldest daughter of Mr. Faggio, had two rival suitors. Not much consideration, however, is given this theory, as it is believed vengeance would be meeked personally by the party harboring the one enmity.  Mr.Faggio’s prosperity is believed to be the real basis for the grievance. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company has a large force of men employed in erecting houses at that place and considerable blasting is being done because the surface is exceptionally rocky. The dynamite and explosives are stored in a shed and a watchman is employed to guard it. He was the first to arrive on the scene after the explosion, but claims he saw no person around. None of the company’s explosives was taken or is missing. The puzzling feature of the explosion is in the fact that it was done so mystifying. How the dynamite could be placed in different parts and then be exploded without attracting attention or the perpetuators leaving some evidence of their crime is strange. It is evident it was well planned and executed Mr. and Mrs. Faggio and six of their eight children who were injured are recovering from the shock and effects. In a few days a clue is promised that it is believed will lead up to something tangible in connection with the dastardly act.

12-8-1919           Editor Daily Times. Dear Sir: “Nesquehoning Miner” has asked to have several conundrums made clear for the “welfare of the people and the benefit of the miner.” Perhaps as a matter of reciprocity he will be willing to make a few other conundrums clear for the benefit of his puzzled readers. When two years ago the Miner (note the capital M) was at the “forefront of a united government,” was he in the fight for Humanity, Liberty and Justice or was it for the purpose of commanding a reward of merit in the shape of tremendously increased wages for unreasonably decreased production? To read the demands of “Nesquehoning” and some other Miners for constant wage increases on the ground that they were loyal in the war, sounds very much to the ordinary citizen, who does not write his name with a capital letter, as if he had done it for a “plum” (or Plumb) instead of patriotism. Conundrum number two. Did the Miner stand alone in that forefront of a united government? We had supposed there were about four or five million soldiers up there with him, many thousands of whom had given up the lucrative opportunity of mining coal for a united government to fight instead for that government at $30 a month. Also that there were many thousands of clerks, ticket agents, office men and women, school teachers, ministers, women doing men’s work and others who had little or no increase of wages to meet the rising cost of living brought on by the larger increases and shorter hours of certain classes of workers of a united government, but who cheerfully worked extra hours, saved pennies and bought thrift stamps and bonds who stood at the forefront. We even thought that the housekeepers, many of them widows and orphans whose wage earners had left them with means to live comfortably until the high living costs cut the purchasing power of the dollar in half had their place with the other patriots when they worked not a six or even an eight hour day with reduced incomes to save food and clothing to help the government. If we are not mistaken then, and these other classes of citizens (without a capital C) also stood beside the miner to make a united forefront, is it “Humanity” to force higher and higher living expenses on them whose wages or incomes do not rise to meet them, is it “Liberty” to compel men who want to work to be idle by closing down their industries, is it “Justice” to deprive the rest of the citizens of light, heat and food, citizens who also stood and are still standing by the government in order to give the Miner what he wants.? Signed: One of the other citizens.

12-10-1919      Editor Daily Times. Dear Sir: For the benefit of the other Citizen and Capitalist, I would define the meaning of a united government to include all of the people comprising the government, even the class he represents and with due respect and honor to all in what ever capacity they served their Government, will say again with a feeling of pride that the Miner (note the capital M) produced the first essential necessary in keeping the machinery of War in motion; “Coal.” And while eighty thousand Miners responded to the call to Arms, (and three thousand of them never returned) their Brothers in the pit with their forces depleted to said extent, broke all records of production in the history of coal mining and immediately upon the signing of the “Armistice” the Miners working days were changed from six days a week to two and three days a week at the discretion of the Operator, and this was continued in a large part of the Bituminous coal fields from November 11th, 1918 to a few days prior to the strike on November 1, 1919 and is responsible to a large degree for the present coal crisis and during this time not one of the other citizens commented on the Enormously Decreased Wages And Unreasonably Decreased Production. The Miner like all other classes of labor, including clerks, ticket agents, office men and others have no choice, they are told by one class of citizens what they will be paid for their labor and by another class what they will have to pay in order to live in decency and these two predominant classes juggle the destinies of the masses to suit their own ends. Increased production will not alone solve these perplexing questions, “for example, one engine and crew at the present time takes as much coal to Mauch Chunk in one day as it formerly took in one week, at the time the massive steel gondola took the place of the six ton car to what degree did it effect the selling prices of coal to the people of Mauch Chunk? How does a good crop of wheat effect the selling price of flour? Who forced the higher living expense that compelled the Miner along with others to seek higher wages? Is it “Liberty” to force men to work for a wage not sufficient to support their families? Is it “Justice” to deprive loyal Americans who stood by the Government of heat, light, or food, when their wages will not permit them to pay the price demanded? If the other citizen is a clerk, ticket agent, office man or school teacher and has nothing to sell but his labor, he should look for better wages instead of sympathy, if he is an employer of labor he should find a better and more substantial way of supporting his employees, if he is a professional man he needs no advise other than to follow the line of his profession or familiarize himself along industrial and economic lines, if he is a business man he is to be congratulated in being one of the class who at the present time enjoys real liberty and in this case he may be the man that put the capital R in Raisin’s that now sell to the merchant at sixteen cents a pound and to the people at as high as thirty five cents a pound. Signed: B. F. Davis, Miner.

12-13-1919         Four of its inmates are ill at the Thomas Edwards home on Main St. Miss Olive and Jacob Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. John Kanouse, nee Lillian Edwards.

                              The funeral of Francis, the 5 year old child of Blacksmith Herbert Strohl and wife, who died Thursday of membranous croup, was held yesterday, and was private.

                              A marriage license was issued at Mauch Chunk this morning to Miss Sarah Bianki, a charming young lady of this town, and Anthony Petrucci, of Lansford.

                              Vermont Christmas trees for sale by Robert S. Hall at Charles Marsden’s Main Street. Fancy Balsam and Double Spruce. The prettiest trees you ever saw. Prices are low.

                              Girls Wanted – Steady work the whole year round. Apply the Nesquehoning Shirt Factory.

12-19-1919         Jack Doak, who was hurt a week ago has recovered.

                              The Griffith store, an old establishment, was sold to the Hydro Brothers.

                              Miner Thomas Tearar, who was hurt yesterday, was taken to the hospital at Coaldale. They are afraid his spine is injured.

                              The Sophomore Class of the Nesquehoning High School is giving a free show tonight entitled “Almost Every Man.”

12-23-1919         Mrs. John Priestly, who has been visiting in England, will arrive at New York tomorrow homeward bound.

                              Tom McCaffrey, proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, which closed its doors with the inauguration of wartime prohibition, today accepted a position on the Mauch Chunk route of Klingler’s Bakery. Tom is a hustler and will no doubt make good. Bill Klingler, who resigned, has the Mauch Chunk route for the Hazleton Bakery.

                              Baptist Church, Rev. H. E. Wray pastor, Sunday school entertainment Christmas Eve, also a prayer and praise service Christmas Day at 6:30 a.m. All welcome.

                              Tonight Only Newton’s Theatre. Lust Of Desire, featuring Thomas J. Carrigan, Late star of “Checkers” and “Han in Bath Tub”

12-24-1919         Fire broke out in No. 39 gangway of Shaft No. 2 of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at Nesquehoning today and a big force of men is fighting it. All are equipped with gas helmets. William Davis, of Mauch Chunk, while opening a chemical bag was burned on the face by an explosion of the contents. He was conveyed to his home in an ambulance. The fire is supposed to have been started by crossed electric light wires.

12-24-1919         Christmas in the Methodist Church. In the Methodist Church Christmas services will be held as follows tomorrow; early morning service at 6 o’clock. Everybody turn out and worship Christ in his sanctuary on His Birthday. At 7:30 p.m. the Christmas entertainment will be held when the pupils of the Sunday School will render a cantata and of course the ever welcome Santa Claus will visit the children. Admission free. A special offering will be lifted. All the pupils of the Sunday School last Sunday received a box of the finest of chocolate candies and were highly pleased.

                              Santa Claus at Nothstein’s Novelty Store this evening. Kiddies be on hand. Santa has a souvenir for every good little boy and girl in Nesquehoning.

                              The pupils of the West End school were made very happy today by an unexpected visit from Santa Claus. The kiddies were happier than ever when Santa gave them candy from his large bag.

12-26-1919         Prof. N. P. Luckenbill and family of Freeland are visiting in town. Mr. Luckenbill, who is the supervising principal of the Freeland schools, leaves on Monday for Philadelphia to attend the annual convention of the Pennsylvania State Educational Association. It will be in session for three days.

                              Cut Rate Meat Market, Nesquehoning. Special for Saturday. Fine Quality Beef. Flat Rib, 2 for 25cents. Chuck Roast, 21 cents and 25 cents. All Steaks, 32 cents. Pork Butts, 29 cents. Pork Loins, 36 cents. Fresh Hams, 33 cents. Smoked Hams, 33 cents. Country Sausage, 29 cents. Leg of Lamb, 33 cents. Stewing Lamb, 25 cents. Pigs’ feet, 2 for 25 cents. Pork Kidney, 2 for 25 cents. Spare Ribs, 25 cents. Veal, 20 cents and up. Fresh Pudding, 25 cents. Watch for our Specials every Tuesday and Saturday.

12-29-1919         Watch night services will be held in the First Baptist Church on New Year’s Eve, from 10 to 12 o’clock. The services will include the showing of beautiful slides, “A Trip on the Inland Seas of Japan,” brought back by returning missionaries, after which there will be a social hour, with good things to eat for sale, closing out the old year with a devotional service. No charge. All welcome

12-30-1919         Nesquehoning basketball team will open the season with a double header New Year’s Day. The lineup is one that gives assurance of the team being one of the fastest in the region. It is as follows Smith, F. and M. and Graver, forwards; Richards, center; McCann, Morgan and Becker, guards. George Jones is manager. The attraction for New Year’s afternoon is not decided upon as yet. Summit Hill regulars will be the evening offering.

                              The next meeting of Division No. 2 A.O.H. will be held Friday evening, Jan. 2, 1920. By order of President.

                              All Night Dance. Wednesday 9 p.m. to Thursday 6 a.m. High School Auditorium. Double Orchestra. Blackwood and Lawler, of Summit Hill.

                              Rev. York Promoted. Rev. John L. York, of Nesquehoning, for some time assistant pastor of the Church of SS. Cyrillus and Methodius, Bethlehem, South Side, was named pastor of the Slavic congregation at Treschow by Archbishop D. J. Dougherty.

 

THIS IS THE NEWS FROM NESQUEHONING IN 1920.

1-3-1920              The local colliery is idle today on account of a lack of heat.

                              Installation of officers of Washington Camp No. 524 P. O. S. of A. of Nesquehoning was held Friday, Jan. 2nd, by District President H. H. Gross. Nine candidates were initiated at this meeting. The following officers were installed: President, Albert R. Davis; vice president, Ray A. Smith; master of forms, Robert Marsden; conductor, John Melchar; guard, John D. Williams; inspector, Harold Davis; financial secretary, Howard M. Becker; recording secretary, Harry H. Smith; treasurer, Thomas E. Ulshafer; trustee, Harry H. Smith.

                              Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Harry P. Boughey, minister. Sunday services 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion; 2 p.m. Bible School ; Centenary offering; 6:45 p.m. worship and sermon. The pastor will preach on “A New Year’s Resolution.” Monday Jan. 5th, annual banquet of the United Men’s Bible Classes, Vocal and instrumental music. Address by the Rev. Albert S. Morris. Men of the church and Sunday school are invited.

                              Dance Saturday Evening. High School Auditorium. DePierro’s Orchestra, of Hazleton .

                              Newton ’s Theatre is the house of Happiness. Tonight, There’s a laugh every minute in “I’ll Say So” Make it a point to see it. Its worth while and Charlie Chaplin at his best 2 reel comedy.

1-5-1920              Report of Nesquehoning branch of Dimmick Memorial Library for 1919. 2,616 volumes of fiction, 393adult non-fiction. 1,937 juvenile fiction and 1,735 juvenile non-fiction were loaned, making a total of 6,741. Grand total 48,065, Inez Crandle, Librarian.

1-8-1920              Nesquehoning High School defeated the strong Lehighton team by a score of 69-11. Lehighton came to Nesquehoning confident that they would secure a victory. The game was fast from the very beginning. Every one of the Nesquehoning players scored some field goals. Ulshafer, fwd 23. Skakandy, fwd 16. Davis , center 16. Steim, guard 6. Dobosh, guard 8. Fabian, guard 0. The second team also won a victory from East Mauch Chunk by a score of 21-11.

                              An important meeting of the Legion Post of American Legion will be held this evening at the Hose House at 8 o’clock. Every member is requested to be present as various matters will be acted upon and officers for ensuing year will be elected.

                              Harry Jenkins, who was seriously burned by mine gas, has been taken to his home from the Coaldale Hospital . His condition remains serious.

                              Basket Ball. Nesquehoning High School vs. Pottsville Regulars. Saturday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m.

1-10-1920           A triple moving was enacted on one of the coldest days of this year, when Charles Gover moved from his residence on Railroad Street to the Branch residence which was vacated by Joseph Phillips and Thomas Evens. Messrs. Phillips and Evans occupied the house vacated by Richard Eustace, Mill Street , Mr. Evans having recently purchased it. Mr. Eustace moved into the house vacated by Mr. Gover.

                              Sgt. John Perger, of Camp Knox , Kentucky , is on a month’s furlough as the guest of his sisters, Mrs. Gabriel Wasas and Miss Lizzie Perger. He spent a few days in New York on a visit to another sister, Miss Theresa Perger.

                              Greek Christmas was observed by the Orthodox Greek Catholics here on Jan. 7. Quite a number of out of town people spent the day here with relatives and friends and the customary visiting of homes indulged in by young men of the faith who were attired in fantastic garb.

                              Mr. and Mrs. William Frantz and family attended the funeral of Mr. Frantz’s brother John, which was held at Jamestown on Friday. Oliver Frantz, of Allentown and Miss Arline Frantz, a nurse in training at Hazleton Hospital, son and daughter of William Frantz, also attended the funeral and remained for a brief visit to their home.

                              Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. George Gover, who were married here on Dec. 26 and left for San Bernardino , Cal. , have received postals and letters announcing their safe arrival on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 11:30 p.m. A large crowd had gathered at the station to welcome the newly-weds and they were escorted to Mr. Gover’s home with fine ceremony where a reception was tendered them. Mrs. Gover is enraptured with the magnificent scenery of California . She attended a horticultural display at Pasadena , Cal. , and states it was the most wonderful sight she ever beheld. She also expects to view the fruit display some time in February where one million oranges will be used for one display alone. Her many friends will be pleased to learn of her safe arrival and she in turn desires to be kindly remembered to her innumerable friends hereabouts.

                              Mrs. (Rev.) H. C. Wray and daughter Lillian, John Lewis, William Johns and Miss Lillian Klingler of town were Philadelphia visitors and while there witnessed the Mummers’ parade and attended the annual Eisteddfod in the Welsh Presbyterian Church. Mr. Lewis states it was a fine Eisteddfod, one notable feature being a song rendered in Welsh by a group of Russian musicians.

                              Miss Viola McArdle, sister of Postmaster McArdle, is slightly indisposed and is away from her duties as assistant at the Post Office.

                              A. F. Corby, Jr., returned to Cornell University after a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Corby.

                              Miss Andrews, a charming young lady of Harrisburg , has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Ralph Corby for a few weeks.

                              Rollin Simmons resumed his studies Monday at Perkiomen School after the holiday visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Simmons.

                              William Thomas, a student at Bucknell College , was the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas for a few weeks.

                              Mrs. Carrie Brown and son David paid a visit to her sister, Mrs. Walter Fulson at Upper Darby . Mrs. Fulson has been in poor health for some time.

                              Henry Strohl and family, who have been staying with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strohl moved his household goods from Hazleton on Friday and has occupied one of the company houses  at Newtown .

                              Mrs. John Priestly has returned from a trip to England . Her sister, Miss Fay Whitehead, who was well known here died last February and Mrs. Priestly wished  to view her grave. A sad feature was the return of Miss Whitehead’s fiancée, an English officer, from India , just one week after her burial. Mrs. Priestly looks well and at present she and her husband are boarding with Mr. and Mrs. John Coffield. They broke up housekeeping before Mrs. Priestly’s departure for England .

                              Edwin Eldrige, a Freshman at Lafayette College , Easton , returned to his studies Monday following a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eldridge.

                              The Nesquehoning schools re-opened on Monday, Jan 5 after the holiday vacation with teachers and pupils at their places refreshed with the mid-winter rest. The out of town teachers returned after an enjoyable visit to their parental homes and some of the local teachers paid visits to other friends in distant cities. Of the out of town teachers, those who spent the holidays at home were the following: W. B. Henninger at Lykens; W. C. Smith, at Elizabethtown; Miss Frances Kitting, at Lewistown and Mrs. Fay Harvey, the new music instructress, at Boston, Mass. Prof. and Mrs. Toole and child were Lykens’ visitors and their holidays were saddened by the death of Mrs. Toole’s father. Prof. Toole has returned to town but Mrs. Toole and child are still staying at Lykens.

                              Miss Hilda Norwood, a local teacher was entertained by her former schoolmate, Miss Agnes Hager at Dickson City for a few days.

                              Miss Ellen Davies, a former continuation school teacher of town read an interesting paper on “Teaching Ideals to Continuation School Children” at the Educational Conference in Philadelphia whither she had gone as a delegate from here. Profs. R. O. Klotz and William Grayson were also in attendance. Miss Davies spent a part of the Yuletide vacation as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smitham, at Chester .

                              Miss Nan Jenkins paid a brief visit to her sister, Mrs. Kathryn Allen, at Pottstown .

                              Rev. Harry J. Schuchart Coming. In the Methodist Episcopal Church, Nesquehoning, the Rev. Harry J. Schuchart of Centralia , Pa. , will preach every night next week except Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Mr. Schuchart lived at Stockton during his boyhood days and entered the ministry from that church. He is well known to many of the residents of Nesquehoning and a very social invitation is extended to all the former residents of Stockton to come and hear this successful preacher. The services will be evangelistic, the singing will be hearty and the atmosphere will be spiritual and uplifting. Come and make these meetings a great spiritual success.

                              Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Harry P. Boughey, Minister. Sunday Services. 10:30 a.m. pastor’s theme, “One Million Souls.” 2:00 p.m. Bible School . 6:45 Pastor’s theme, “Is Regeneration Necessary.” Monday to Friday inclusive at 7:15 the Rev. Harry J. Schuchart of Centralia and formerly of Stockton will preach. Everybody is heartily invited.

                              Dance tonight. High School Auditorium Nesquehoning Pa. DePierro’s Orchestra of Hazleton.

1-12-1920    Percy K. Steventon and William Griffith left Saturday morning to attend the automobile show at Philadelphia . Percy Steventon went in order to purchase a new Winton Six touring car. They are two of the best-noted drivers in town. Percy especially being noted for his skill in driving a car. They will not return until Monday evening.

                              Thursday evening, Jan. 15 the Nesquehoning basket ball team will play the strong Locust Gap Regulars in the High School Auditorium. Nesquehoning will present its strongest lineup, as Richards, who has not played in the previous games on account or illness is well and will fill in at center. The Locust Gap Regulars so far have won every game played, defeating Tamaqua on the Tamaqua floor. Everyone should be on had and cheer their team to ultimate victory.

1-14-1920           Harry Jenkins, who was so badly burned in an explosion of mine gas along with James Trevena died from the effects at 5:15 a. m. today. He was in the Coaldale Hospital for a few days, but was removed to his home. His condition remained serious. He was a well know citizen and general sorrow is felt over his death. His widow and one daughter survive, also the following sisters and brothers: William and Oliver Jenkins, Mrs. Carrie Strohl, Mrs. William Strohl, Mrs. Edward Wagner and Mrs. Henry Floyd.

                              The Ladies Aid Society is arranging for a social to be held Feb. 22.

                              Charles Kovach is confined to his home with an injured back sustained in the mines.

                              Abe Loch is still confined to bed through illness.

                              Patrick Barry is confined to his home with a grippe attack.

                              Joseph Klingler sustained a painful laceration of the leg yesterday by slipping off the step of his wagon.

                              Dancing Friday Evening. High School Auditorium. Music by Prof. Lloyd Ibauch’s Orchestra, of Reading .

                              Coming Thursday. Fox Big 1920 Cinemolodrama. Should A Husband Forgive. Most absorbing production in ten years. They call this picture a bear, a riot, a knockout, a corker, a jim dandy, a pippen, a ding buster, a lollapalooza, a cracker jack, the biggest thing yet, a million dollars worth of entertainment, a drama of high life and deep shadows. The appeal of this picture will hit one and all. Admission, adults 28 cents, children 17 cents. Newton ’s Theatre.

1-16-1920           Dancing Friday Evening. High School Auditorium. Music by Prof. Lloyd Ibach’s Orchestra, of Reading .

                              The Nesquehoning regular basketball team defeated Locust Gap Regulars last night by the score of 31 to 29. The game was exciting throughout and kept the spectators on edge. Bollus, forward 20. Smith, forward 0. Richards, center 9. McCann, guard 1. Miller, guard 0. Becker, guard 1.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight. Alice Brady in The Bride and “Perils of Thunder Mt.

1-17-1920           The Junior Church was organized. Thursday evening in the First Baptist Church of Nesquehoning. Miss Beth Emanuel was appointed secretary and Master David Oster Treasurer. Rev. H. C. Wray gave a short talk on the “Sign of the Four” which will be the outstanding feature of the Junior Church . An invitation is extended to all children who wish to come and enjoy with us, our Junior church which will be held every Thursday evening from seven until eight o’clock.

                              Catherine, daughter of Daniel Thomas, fell on an icy walk, sustaining a bad gash of the knee, which required five stitches to close.

                              The strong Crescent team of Hazleton will be the attraction here Tuesday night.

                              Dr. McDonald, who is a patient at the Hazleton Hospital , is recovering from a slight affection.

                              Tonight Only. Tom Mix in Coming Of Law. It’s a whale of a picture and two reel Sunshine comedy. A riot of fun. You hold your sides for this. Newton Theatre.

                              First Baptist Church . Morning services 10:30 a.m. Subject, “Making Life a Masterpiece.” Sabbath School 2 p.m. Come and join us in our auto race from San Francisco to New York if you have not connected yourself with any school. We have classes for all ages and everyone is welcome. This race is filled with excitement and mirth. You cannot afford to miss being a child again and also to hear the teachings of the Scripture. So vital to your every day life. To you we extend and invitation to join us. Evening service 6:45 p.m. Subject, “The Problem We Must Solve.” This is a live church with a live interest in the work of the Kingdom. Come and see.

                              Basketball- Hazleton vs. Nesquehoning at High School Auditorium Tuesday Jan. 20, admission 25 cents.

1-22-1920           After the evidence of the plaintiff had been heard, thus establishing the injuries he sustained when a trolley car overturned at Nesquehoning an agreement between Thomas Reese, plaintiff and the Eastern Penna. Railways Company, defendant, was reached before Judge Bechtel today and a verdict for the plaintiff for $2250 was taken and recorded as having been returned by the jury.

                              Henry Zaengle is at present making record speed conveying the teachers from Hauto and back and also bringing the Hauto pupils to school here and back. Ever since the heavy snowfall he is using a large sleigh instead of bus and the merry jingle of sleigh bells makes one think of the former old-fashioned winters.

                              Terrence Dermott, who holds a responsible position with the Chester Ship Building Corporation, was the guest of his sister, Miss Alice Dermott.

                              Mrs. Stanley Baldwin, of Philadelphia , spent a week with her mother, Mrs. Celia Bishop, and returned home Wednesday accompanied by Mrs. Vera Eustace, who will sojourn at Philadelphia for an indefinite time.

                              Milford McElmoyle, one of our well-known school directors, resumed work on Tuesday after a few months idleness due to a severe injury sustained in the mines.

                              The local P. O. S. of A. are planning a great celebration in honor of their soldier and sailor members. The happy event is to take place as soon as arrangement s can be made to secure excellent speakers. Nesquehoning is singularly fortunate in having nearly all of her service men return and the P.O. S of A. feel that a warm welcome is due to their heroic members. An elaborate banquet will be tendered the boys and a varied program of music and oratory rendered.

                              The Dermott building has recently been installed with a hot water heating system by John Kuntzweiler. The former furnace in use was sold to Michael Lemmo, of Hacklebernie, and was removed during the week.

                              New Green Grocery Store. Anthony Petrucci, of Lansford, will open a new store in the Verdon building in the storeroom next to Polak’s jewelry store. The opening will be held on Saturday. The shelves have been well filled with a choice line of canned goods and groceries and there will be a large quantity of green truck and fresh vegetables for sale at all times. Mr. Petrucci solicits the patronage of the Nesquehoning people and hopes to be able to satisfy the demand for fresh vegetables and fruits of all kinds.

                              Much sympathy is felt for one of our aged residents, Abraham Loch, who is seriously ill at his home. His son Edward Loch died at Summit Hill on Sunday and his father, owing to his illness, has not been informed of the son’s death.

                              Dr. McDonald is recovering nicely at the Hazleton Hospital whither he was removed last week.

                              The many friends of Mrs. Joseph Gallagher are pleased to learn of her discharge from the Hazleton Hospital . She was brought to her home here on Tuesday evening. She had been a patient there for a few months.

                              Miss Clara Watkins, who has been seriously ill for the past two weeks, continues to improve slowly.

                              Frank Strohl, who was injured in the trolley car accident over two years ago, is still badly crippled. He was summoned to court at Pottsville yesterday as a witness in the Thomas Reese case. Mr. Reese was also badly injured at the time and he received a favorable verdict. The two men were well known residents of this town for many years and great sympathy has always been manifested for their condition. Mr. Reese makes his home with his son at Tamaqua.

1-23-1920           Mr. and Mrs. Robert Corby and son Robert, Jr., of Chester , will leave on Feb. 1 for a visit to the Pacific Coast . Their itinerary will include the following cities: San Diego and Los Angeles ; Portland Oregon . Mr. Corby will attend the Kiwani’s Club convention at the last named city in June. They expect to enjoy a six months sojourn and on their return trip will stop at Lincoln Nebraska . Mr. Corby is a prosperous meat dealer in Chester and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Corby, of town.

                              Private Ralph Stettler is home on furlough and is cordially greeted by his many friends. Ralph is a First Division man and has seen some wonderful sights. He left here in company with Ralph Hyland and John Perger in September 1916, inlisted in the U. S. cavalry and saw service thereafter during the Mexican trouble. During his stay here he is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strohl with whom he lived before enlisting. The other members of the trio who were the first to leave town are yet in the U. S. Army, Mr. Hyland serving in the Philippines and Mr. Perger is stationed at Camp Knox , Kentucky .

                              James Hughes, son of the late Philip Hughes, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of his uncle, Frank Duffy, aged 18 years. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Jones, of Nesquehoning and Mrs. Leona Malloy, of Coaldale.

                              Edward Riley is to be discharged shortly from the Hazleton hospital.

                              Newton Theatre Tonight Only. Gladys Leslie in The Gray Tower’s Mystery. Develops a gripping murder story and reaches a smashing climax. See great prison fire and “ Thunder Mountain .”

1-26-1920           It is gratifying to learn that the present business of the post office under the capable management of Postmaster James McArdle is such that would entitle this thriving little town to free delivery. If a few of our public-spirited citizens would get together and boost the issue we could be assured it would go thru without a hitch. It would be truly in accordance with the spirit of the times and in keeping with other notable improvements, which the town is undergoing at present. If the outlying towns have their mail delivered there is hardly a reason against its inception. Postmaster McArdle has been most courteous to the many post office patrons from the old folks down to the merest tot and he deserves a kind word for his excellent record in selling war stamps. His record for these alone, we are sure would vie with records of many large cities, he having topped off the quota for the third time. There are twenty-two mails daily at the local office and they are attended to with neatness and dispatch, 11 coming and 11 going each day.

                              The lack of dwellings is apparent here. If the corporations in the valley would convene and talk this matter over and come to a conclusion of a real good housing problem it would be a boom to the many young service men who, thus far have delayed marriage. If this nation is to remain the best on earth there must be plenty of livable houses provided for its large army of newly weds. The war has seriously hampered building projects outside of districts manufacturing war necessities but on return to normal conditions and incidentally the return and subsequent marriage of the service men to the girls they left behind them, it becomes a bounden duty to provide decent homes for American workmen and their families. The village of New Columbus is an example of how an unsightly piece of land can be beautified and improved in a considerable short time into a budding little town. Therefore there is no reason whatever why there should not be an interest paid to the housing accommodations of American families hereabouts.

                              Hydro Brothers, who took charge of the Griffith ’s general store recently, moved into the adjoining dwelling on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Griffiths and daughters Marie and Laura will leave for Allentown in the early spring. At present Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths are staying with Mr. and Mrs. John Diehl and the daughters are with Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan, High Street.

1-27-1920           David Ebberts and son Walter are remodeling the interior of the Campbell property formerly occupied by the Burke Drug Co. Merchant Joseph Cohen intends to occupy it as the necessary alterations are completed. The storeroom now occupied by Mr. Cohen will be used by Mrs. Cohen as a ladies and children’s clothing store. Mr. Cohen expects to occupy the Campbell building by Feb. 15 and in the meantime will have a removal sale. Watch for announcements in this column.

1-29-1920           Rev. H. P. Boughey, on Friday received a letter from Mrs. Boughey, who with their son Harold, is on a few months sojourn as the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blount, Derby , England .

                              Rev. Percy Boughey, who was to have conducted services at the Methodist Church Sunday could not appear on account of illness.

                              Mrs. Amandus Bowman suffered a sprained ankle through a misstep at her home.

                              The funeral of James Hughes took place on Monday morning and was largely attended. The pall bearers were Michael Donegan, Raymond Cadden, Daniel Dougherty, Joseph Cully, Bernard Bonner, and Owen McGeehan. Flower bearers, Russel Smitham, of Chester ; Edmund Mulligan and Clarence Norwood.

                              Dr. Behler, who has been very busy for the past week attending to the large army of sick is down himself and is quite ill.

                              Mr. and Mrs. John Bond are both ill, also their son William Bond and wife and two children.

                              Dr. Reynold Griffiths has entered the Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia as intern.

1-31-1920           The third entertainment of the Lyceum Course was the Little Play House Company in “The Passing of the Third Floor Back”. They gave a capable performance of the play and were well received in special numbers. Before the play was given Prof. Robert O. Klotz, supervising principal, made an eloquent plea for the maintenance of the library here. It is in danger of being withdrawn unless better support is given it. It is to be hoped that some means of retaining it here permanently will be adopted as it has proven to be of untold value to adults and children and especially to the latter. Nesquehoning is in deed fortunate in having the library and thus for the trustees of the Dimmick Memorial Library and Miss Crandall the librarian, in charge, have done all in their power to maintain it by providing new books and other necessary adjuncts of a well kept library. They now feel however that it is up to Nesquehoning people to decide upon the advisability of keeping it up. Were the library closed up here, it would be impossible for Nesquehoning residents to get books at the Mauch Chunk Library, so it can readily be seen what a pity it would be to discontinue it. The present site of the library is on the second floor of the Corby building. The rental yearly is $150 and the library is open two days a week – Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Miss Blanche Corby has capably taken charge of it for the period of its existence and has been assisted by young ladies from the Mauch Chunk Library at various times. During that time thousands of books have been circulated here. Needless to say this has been of untold benefit to the residents of the town as it has provided a healthful and pleasant recreation in a place where such pleasures are so far. Let us hope the school board and others will give it a good boost.

2-2-1920              Mrs. Clarence Marsden was stricken on the street Saturday and removed to her home. She has an internal abscess. Her condition is serious.

                              Fred Zullick, Edward King and Mrs. Ben Davis have recovered from an attack of the grippe.

                              Thomas Miller of Mill Street is confined to the house suffering with blood poisoning.

                              Dr. Behler is reported as being a little better. With the town’s two doctors ill, Nesquehoning has been having serious trouble for a time, and their many friends hope for them a speedy return to their former good health.

                              The local plumbers were quite busy Sunday morning due to frozen pipes caused by the bitter cold weather.

                              Painter George Kocher is beautifying the interior of Wagner’s ice cream parlor with paint and enamel.

                              Special sale at Gabor Wasas. For Cash Only. Tuesday Feb. 3rd, 1920, 10 a.m. and Continuing All Week. Symbol Brand Oranges 40 cents a dozen. Tomato Soup 10 cents a can or 3 for 25 cents. Beans! Beans! Beans! Advancing in Price, Stock Up Now with the following: Baked Beans, large size 2 for 25 cents. Small size good quality 3 for 25 cents. Good quality Soup Beans 3 lbs. for 25 cents. Fine red Kidney Beans 2 lbs. 25 cents. Lentils for sups and purees 15 cents a lb. Soaps and Soap Powder. Exceptional Bargains for Laundry and Kitchen Use. 5 bars Laundry Soap 25 cents. Sun Brite Cleanser 6 for 25 cents.

2-4-1920              Miss Mary Meenan and John Stevens were married in the Church of the Sacred Heart by Rev. J. L. O’Connor at 8 a.m. today. They were attended by Miss Sallie and John Bonner. The bride and bridesmaid wore reindeer colored suits and carried white chrysanthemums. After a reception and wedding feast at the home of the bride, the young couple left to spend their honeymoon at New York and Philadelphia .

                              Dr. J. H. Behler, of town, who has been quite seriously ill at his home, is slowly on the road to recovery, which is indeed pleasing news to his many friends.

                              Great interest is being had in the meetings of Washington Camp No. 524 P. O. S. of A. of Nesquehoning in the last few months. A large class of new candidates have just been initiated and each Friday night new faces are coming to the meetings.  Every evening there is some business of importance transacted which when added to the debates on various subject placed before the Camp by the Debating Committee is proving to be of great interest to the large number of brothers attending the lodge meetings. Last Friday night a surprise was given to all members by the Contingent Fund Committee, who had arranged for a light luncheon in the basement of the M. E. Church and after the lodge meeting had adjourned the members were advised to follow the chairman of the Contingent Committee to the basement of the church where the little spread was given. Several speeches were made by the various members who were called on by our worthy toastmaster Rev. H. C. Wray, who was recently taken into the lodge. Gordon Ulshafer, one of our local public school teachers, was present and gave his portion of the entertainment in a talk on Civil Government, which was very interesting and instructive. Dr. George Thomas was also present and gave a short address but owing to all the good things to eat being near by he stated he could not speak as well as he would like to on account of his wonderful appetite and bade all present to partake of the luncheon which was served by the Lois Club of the M. E. Church. At a late hour all departed thanking both the Contingent Fund Committee for preparing the spread and the Lois Club for serving same and stated that they would be at future meeting s as the committee in charge stated that they intended to have at least one of these meetings each month.

                              Joseph Cohen will have a sale on overcoats, felt boots and artics for the rest of this week. There is plenty of bad weather to come and these items on sale will be eagerly sought for Feb. 1st will usher in a big removal sale when many choice bargains will be offered.

                              Dr. Curran, of Pottsville Hospital , is in town relieving the two doctors who are ill. The situation is serious in town at present and the arrival of Dr. Curran at this time is a Godsend. He is available at E. J. Campbell’s drug store.

                              NOTICE. On and after Feb. 1st, I have decided to discontinue treatment of patients on a monthly basis, owing to certain difficulties, which have arisen during my present illness, J. H. Behler M. D.

2-5-1920              Russel Jones, of Lehighton, has opened a store in the Dermott building for the sale of automobile accessories. Everything for a Ford car will be in stock. Tires of all kinds and accessories of all sorts for every kind of car will be on sale. The opening of this store fills a long felt want and will no doubt be a great convenience to local autoists who will show their appreciation by generous patronage. As a clean cut successful businessman Mr. Jones needs no introduction.

                              A heavy snowfall occurred last night, measuring about eight inches deep. In some sections it is reported twelve inched deep. Trains and trolley cars operated with the greatest difficulty. Eastern Penna. Railways cars were unable to teach town last night and today.

2-6-1920              Richard L. Thomas died last night of bronchial pneumonia, aged 67 years. He was sick two weeks. He was a member of the P.O.S. of A. and Knights of Pythias. His son John with whom he resided survives.

                              Mrs. James Ronemus is seriously ill. Her daughter, Mrs. Vida Sunstrum, of Pittsburgh , arrived at her bedside last night in response to an urgent message of her mother’s critical illness.

                              The Primrose Band’s dance which was to be held Thursday, Feb. 5th was postponed until Monday, Feb. 9th at Ferko’s Hall.

                              Albert Norwood, a brother of Mrs. James Ronemus, is also