Harry Baker, of the U.S.Army stationed at
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
Wanted - A housekeeper for small family. Steady situation, good
waged. Apply Joseph Cohen.
Daniel Caffrey is on the sick list.
Oscar Washburne is home from the Army, having received an
Sergeant Andrew Pascoe decorated by the French and American
governments for distinguished valor in the battlefield is home from the
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
John Yuck, the new proprietor of the Central Hotel took
Lambert Granger and Joe Jacobs, the latter a well known boxer, have
returned from the Army, having received honorable discharges.
William Cadden, Jr., of
, formerly of Nesquehoning, died yesterday at
, 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
Nov. 10th, the day before the signing of the armistice. He is
a stepson of Louis Nardozi supervisor of
Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ronemus, Jr., has been
discharged from the
completely cured of a puss case developing from pneumonia. He is quite
well again. He was at the hospital five months.
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
, 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
1-24-1919 Mrs. Norman Jones, of
, daughter of Thomas Smitham Jr.,
, died Tuesday at the
. 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
, 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
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
Arthur is in receipt of a letter from his brother in law Lawrence Hines
, the first since the signing of the armistice, bringing great relief to
Chauncey Miller has written from
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.
Chunk Parochial plays the Nesquehoning High at the local auditorium this
Miss Sadie Lewis, saleslady at the Metropolitan Store, Mauch
Chunk, who was operated on at the
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
, 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
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.
The following is from Robert Klingler, of Nesquehoning, from
to his mother in which he modestly announces his being decorated with
the French Croix de guerre: Gonnersdorf on
, 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.,
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
Mrs. Annie McCool and daughter Mary, of
are visiting the former’s brother, Jack Boyle.
John Mink writes to T. E. McCaffrey from
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
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
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
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
, 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.
Walter Kishbaugh has written to his parents from
, but doesn’t know how soon he will be ordered home. His command has
been ordered to
Grant Holvey, for 17 years with Barnum and Bailey circus, left
and thence to the circus winter quarters at
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.
The Hazleton Crescent
A. C. basket ball team issues a challenge to the
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
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.
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
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
, 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.
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
, 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.
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
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
. He boxed three rounds with Young Callahan, of
, and three rounds with Sweeney, or Shenandoah January 22.
The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company colliery is idle today,
but will resume tomorrow.
Mariado left Saturday for
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
, 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
, from overseas. He was 21 days on the ocean from
, 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
. Dogs from Summit Hill, Lansford, Coaldale and Mauch Chunk are also
Frank Ferrarro was killed in action in
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
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.
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
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.
Airette has been discharged from the U.S. Army. Since October 1917 he
has been engaged as an interpreter at
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
. 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
Nurse saved by cross. Former Nesquehoning girl relates thrilling
experience behind the battle lines. Among the plucky young women nurses
unit who have arrived in
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
a year ago.
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.
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
and the other is a direct road from the
road at Hudsondale to Beaver Meadow and the county line on the way to
. 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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Garrett Miller has moved into Mrs. Mary McMahon’s property on
Lieutenant George Griffith, of
, 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
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.
Obituary of Lawrence Tarleton, Sr. He was born in Nesquehoning on
Nov. 2, 1854, his parent having settled in Nesquehoning in 1830. During
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.
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
; Principal D. J. Waller, Jr.,
, Bloomsburg; Prof. Myron J. Luch, Dept.
William Fairley, recently returned from
has accepted a position from the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at
R. W. Jenkins and George Callen today released 50 ring neck
. 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
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
, 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
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
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
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
is on a brief furlough to his brother Harry.
James McElhenny, of the U.S. Army,
, 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
with picks and shovels.
McCann has arrived at
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
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
, 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
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
The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company collieries resume
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
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.
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.
Dugan has arrived from overseas and is an inmate of the
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.
Ruch and Miss Mary Santoes, of Little Italy were married Saturday with a
nuptial mass in the
. Miss rose Marini was bridesmaid and Dominick Dilliceni best man. A
rousing wedding celebration followed the ceremony. Music was furnished
by an orchestra from
under the direction of Prof. G. Patriso, a former cornetist of the
Little Italy Band.
William Oxley entertained her nieces, Mrs. Dixon and Miss Kistler at a
chicken and waffle dinner.
George Reabold, of the American Expeditionary forces in
, 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
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
The clay pigeon shooting match here Saturday after the fox chase,
between Slatington and the Upper Enders is attracting considerable
Thomas P. Lager and Clarence McGorry tested out the former’s
new motor cycle in a trip to Hometown last night.
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,
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
George Grover, of the U.S. Navy, is here on a furlough to his
Miss Elizabeth McGorry and Charles Kenney were married with a
nuptial mass of which Rev. J. L. O’Connor was celebrant in the
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
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.
James Dugan has returned to
, 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.
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
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.
Marsden has purchased a Scripp’s Booth car.
George Gover has returned to the
training school after a visit to his mother.
Robert (Hoke) Smith has returned to
, after a furlough here.
John Mink, an overseas soldier recently returned, keeps in good
physical condition by daily constitutionals. Yesterday he walked to
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
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
by Rev. John Ludwig, of East Mauch Chunk, at 9 a.m. today.
Manus McFadden, of Lansford, is visiting his brother Martin J.
John Grespin, of
, formerly of town, is here on a visit. He was with the 28th
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
to be mustered out. He enlisted at
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
; Lambert at home; Chester of Washington D.C. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m.
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
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
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
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
. 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
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
’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,
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.
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.
Holland, of Mauch Chunk, has the contract to repaint the Eagle Hotel.
John Hughes and Sam Davis are fishing in
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
was here on a short furlough.
Joseph Sniscak and Wm. Steventon made a record catch of catfish
Sergt. Frank Owens left today for
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.
for Memorial Day and the High School dedication. Any color, any quantity
if ordered at once. $1.50 per dozen.
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
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.
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
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
. 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
. 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
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
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
. 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
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
Chunk. K. of C. Mauch Chunk. Pythian Sisters, Nesquehoning. Knights of
Pythias, Nesquehoning. Third Division. Aides Eugene Bonner and Tony
Biank. Form on
right resting as Zaengle’s Corner. Lansford Band. Lansford Fire Co.
Summit Hill Band. Summit Hill Boys’ Band. A.O. of H. Nesquehoning.
Girls Organization, Nesquehoning. Seek Boys’ Band. Foresters of
, Nesquehoning. Little
Citizens Club, Nesquehoning. St. Mary’s de Galizio, Nesquehoning.
Fourth Division. Aides Mike Gudida and Andy Hudock. From on
right resting at Hose House. St. Mary’s Society, Nesquehoning. St.
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
right resting at Hose House. Lehighton Band. School Directors. School
Children. H. S. Drill Corps. Route of Parade. East on
. Railroad to Catawissa on
.. Catawissa west to
’s, countermarch to School. South on School to Railroad, East on
Center to Hazard.
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.
new High School building which will be dedicated tomorrow, is a handsome
structure. It compares with those of large cities, surpasses any like
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,
, 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.
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.
was dedicated with inspiring patriotic demonstration at Nesquehoning
yesterday, service men a feature. Intensely enthusiastic patriotism
marked the dedication of the
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
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
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
. The chief business of the nation is the education of its childhood.
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.
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
and the architect and engineer. Tooker & Marsh, of
, 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.
and Daniel J. Duffy, Esq., of
. 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
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
, 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.
Mrs. Mary Krug has returned to
, 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
’s Hall. All members are urged to be present.
John Dolon, of
, formerly of town is visiting his brother in law, John Boyle.
Nicholo Marino a discharged
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
. But when the Magyars occupied
and made the Carpathians the boundary of
, the Uhro-Rusins became entirely subjects of
. 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
. 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
. But the
is approved already in principle by the Government of the
and the Governments of the Allies, represented at the Peace Conference,
as a State of the
on the basis of a federation similar to the
. 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,
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
the past few days the road over the
, 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
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
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
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
instead of Uhorsczina. Which was all right while these Rusins were a
part of the population of
, but now, that the Uhro-Rusins are an autonomous part of the
, 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
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,
In the course of the last thirty years, the Uhro-Rusins, dissatisfied
with the conditions in
emigrated in large numbers, and there are today about 500,000 in
. 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
, 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
, 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
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,
, 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
and further decided to submit the recommendation to a vote of all the
. 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,
Harry J. Becker, after two years service in this country has been
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.
in Uhro-Rusinia approved third state of
. 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
, the situation is similar of that in North Western France and
. 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,
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
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
Special For Tonight, Club Sandwiches, Pickle and
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.
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
yesterday. Lehighton won 4-0.
Mrs. Sarah Cadden and Miss Margaret McCabe, graduates of the
class of 1909 of the
, are attending the alumni banquet and commencement exercises of that
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, “
’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
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
,” 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
Wanted- Two union carpenters, steady work. Pay every Saturday at
noon, Apply David Eberts, Contractor,
Constables Oxley and
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
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
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
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
tomorrow. They will go in a special train chartered by the Lansford Hose
Co., Summit Hill Band and Hose Co. will accompany.
Hose Co. did not take part in the Four County Firemen’s parade at
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.
– A mare aged 5 years, harness, wagon and buggy. Apply Frank Romano,
Special Tonight at Steventon’s Restaurant. Club Sandwiches,
Sweezer Cheese, Hot Doggies,
Tomato and Lettuce.
Margaret Ronemus has gone to
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
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
, 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
, is in town, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Harry D. James.
– A mare, aged 5 years, harness, wagon and buggy, Apply Frank Romana,
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
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
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
A gas explosion occurred this morning at No.4 section of No.2
shaft. William Johns was seriously burned and was removed to the
. 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
went to war with
. 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
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.
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
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
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
. He will be 53 years old next October. He was a veteran of the Spanish
American war and enlisted again when the
declared war on
. 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
. She has the distinction of selling more bonds than any other
individual during the fifth liberty loan drive. She joined the company
James Dugan and John Resslar of the Second division, both wounded
were discharged from
hospital and returned home this afternoon.
6-28-1919 Prof. C.
E. Toole, the principal of the
and his wife and daughter left yesterday to spend their summer vacation
with friends in
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
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
. Miss Esther Watson was bridesmaid and George B. Watson best man. The
bride who is an accomplished young woman, a native of
, landed from the steamship Lapland at
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.
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.
Mrs. Hannah Jenkins, who was seriously ill yesterday, is improved
Jack Steventon left yesterday for
, 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
An honor or service flag was raised on
between School and
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
John Bowanik, who was burned in an explosion of mine gas at No. 2
shaft Monday, died last night at
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.
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
, 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
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.
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
. 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
was home over the 4th visiting her mother, Mrs. Ellen
Born on the 4th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James
Steve Skakandy a few evenings ago caught an 18 inch bass in the
Rev. H. C. Wray, of
, N. J. who has been supplying the
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
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
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.
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.
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
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,
, 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
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
Buss $95 and Ellen Davis $95.
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
on a furlough.
The following motored to
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
building at $1,125.
John Skakandy has accepted the agency for the Overall and Brush
Wm. Breslin, a discharged service man returned to town last
Mrs. Albert Washburn has returned from a visit to her sister Mrs.
J. W. Granley,
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
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.
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
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
of town sent over one hundred of its members this morning to the
Methodist rally at the
, Mauch Chunk.
Miss Sarah D. James, daughter of Harry James returned this
morning from a vacation visit to
, N. J.,
she had the pleasure of a ride in an airplane, the first Nesquehoning
girl who has had this honor.
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
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
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
soldier, sailor and marine is expected to show his appreciation of
Lehighton’s efforts to afford
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
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.
Corby has arrived home from overseas.
Nick Marino has opened a shining parlor in connection with his
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,
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
, 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.
Eugene McGorry is seriously ill and yesterday entered The
. 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
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
Mrs. Mary Donald, the wife of Harry Donald, of
, 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
, 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.
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.
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.
, 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.
Mrs. Annie, wife of Mike Fedok, of
west Main Street
is seriously ill.
Joseph F. Gallagher is on an auto trip to
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
James J. McArdle, who returned from
recently, left for
today, where he expects to secure employment.
Eugene McGorry, who entered the
, 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
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
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
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
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
and would soon be home.
Misses Mary and Joe Branch of Nesquehoning left last evening to
make a tour of the
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
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.
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
to reside. The bride was a trained nurse in that city.
Mrs. M. F. C. Ochs, of
, 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.
Nesquehoning local union has purchased two lots from James
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
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.
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
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
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,
, Mildred and Evelyn McGorry,
spent Sunday with their brother Wm. McGorry.
Every auto in town was engaged Saturday in carrying people to the
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.
Kinsbury will be in Nesquehoning. Dr. Kingsbury, now of
, 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.
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
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.
, 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
, 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
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
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
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.
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
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
and on their return will reside at
Patrick Barry, county president of the A.O.H. and Thomas
Hannigan, president of the Nesquehoning order leave Saturday for
to attend the State convention of the Hibernians.
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
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
. The bridegroom is employed at Nesquehoning as a mine foreman.
Lawler, an old time resident of Nesquehoning who has been filling a
position in the
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
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
, 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
’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.
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
Thomas, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bechtel,
, 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
Rev. W. C. Slough, Nesquehoning’s former public school
superintendent, preached on Sunday in
’s Reformed Church,
, of which Rev. Simon Sipple is the pastor.
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.
’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
, 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
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
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
, 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
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
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
The banns of marriage were published on Sunday in
between James McArdle, of town, and Miss Claire Breslin, of
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
Sgt. Con Gallagher, of town, now at
, 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
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.
Mrs. George Kishbaugh is at
on a visit to her daughter and her son, George, who are residents of the
The senior choir of the
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
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
and also visit Baltimore and Washington.
A message was received from Roy Grover, of town, yesterday
forenoon saying that he had landed safely in
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
Saturday on the Baltic on a visit to her early home in
. They were accompanied as far as
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
was held Wednesday afternoon with interment in St. Mary’s cemetery.
John Watkins was burned by gasoline while engaged in roasting
Tonight. See Gladys Brockwell in the Strange Woman. The greatest
stage hit in 25 years. Record runs – 1 year in
, 1 year in
and 5 months in
. 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.
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
A shirt factory will shortly be opened in Nesquehoning, near the
Central Station, in which many employees will be needed. Watch for
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
James McArdle and Miss Clare Breslin, of
, 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
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
The Zarra Greater Shows Carnival Co. opened a week’s engagement
at the baseball ground last evening for the benefit of the Primrose
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.
Owens has left for Cherry Run,
, 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
. 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.
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
, 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,
Tonight Only at
’s Theatre. Emily Wehlen in The Bonded Wife and Some Kid a good
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
Kovatch, who was operated on for appendicitis at the
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Riley has entered the Hazleton Hospital to receive treatment for
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wesley Miller, who was married only two weeks ago the Miss
Armbruster of Packerton is critically ill from diphtheria.
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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
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
Edward Reilly, who has been very ill is reported considerably
improved at the Hazleton Hospital.
Robert Klinger has received his diploma from the Detroit
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.