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Subject: [PACLEARF] CLEARFIELD REPUBLICAN - June 20, 1902 - Miscellaneous News
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 17:53:12 -0500
A Kick from Graham
Being a constant reader of your paper and not seeing any news from
Graham township, I though perhaps you would like to hear from that
district. So to pass the time away I want to quote you some of the
doings of the Graham township officers, which I hope you will publish
for the benefit of the tax-payers of that district.
I wish to speak of the roads. Graham township has very poor roads and
of course there is some reason for this. Let me mention one cause
which was plainly illustrated last Monday by one of the supervisors
and his chief advisers.
As I was passing over one of the roads I came to where one of the
supervisors had four or five men sledging stones in the roads, and not
seeing any teams about I supposed that the stones had been pitched off
the bank by the mean who were breaking them or had been hauled the
week before from the adjoining farms. But to my surprise, I found
four or five more men picking stone in his brother-in-law's field a
mile away from where they were being used for repairing the road.
Now there are other farmers between this particular farm and where the
road was being repaired that have stones piled up in heaps upon them
which are as good for repairing roads as those are and much more
Whey, then, was this extra driving done unless for the purpose of
saving that one man (his brother-in-law) the work of clearing up his
farm at the expense of the township.
It seems to me that the voters of Graham township out to wake up to a
sense of their duty, go to the polls and elect men who will deal
honestly with the township money and who are competent to fill the
offices, and not a man who is being advised and instructed by his
daddy-in-law and brother-in-laws, men who have as little common sense
and good judgment as himself.
The tax rate of Clearfield borough this year is 25 mills on the
A lot of Punxsutawney fishermen are having a good time out at Stone
Dr. CLARK can be consulted at the Hotel Windsor on Friday, June 27.
All day evening.
Some of the sidewalks on our principal streets are a disgrace to a
live, hustling town.
Fred MOSSOP bought three fine riding and driving horses from
Philadelphia last week.
Some of the Elkin men about town haven't recovered from their chagrin
over the defeat of the "Ploughboy."
The DuBois "Courier" celebrated the fourteenth anniversary of the
great DuBois fire by issuing a red edition Wednesday.
Word comes from Carlsbad, Germany that Judge and Mrs. Cyrus GORDON
will sail for home on July 31. The Judge is convalescing rapidly.
The real estate sold at public outcry last Saturday by Squire J.C.
Barclay, Administrator of the late Isreal SCHUCKER, brought good
That four dollar per ton ice at the HORTON home isn't keeping a bit
better these hot days than the 17 cents per ton ice used by the people
Clarance NICHOLSON and John BRIETHAUPT, the two men who fell 60 feet
from a scaffold while at work on the Opera House improvement, were on
the street for the first time Tuesday.
A large delegation of Clearfield county Democrats will go to Erie
Monday and whooper-up for Hon. James KERR in the event he decides to
stand for the gubernatorial nomination.
Zenas Leonard's History
The Republican has a number of inquires for Zenas LEONARD's narrative
of his trip overland to the Pacific Coast back in the thirties. The
book was published from this office and many copies are doubtless in
the hands of our older subscribers. Anyone desiring to dispose of a
copy will please communicate with us.
Will Restrict the Output
The Executive Board of District No. 2, United Mine Workers of America,
met here Wednesday and decided to limit the output of the soft coal
field one-third. This they expect to accomplish by ordering the
miners to work only four days each week.
Last week President GILDAY was in conference with National President
MITCHELL at Wilkesbarre. Upon his return he at once summoned the
Executive Board to meet here.
For several weeks the officers in control of the anthracite strike
have been complaining of soft coal going into the anthracite markets
to fill anthracite contracts.
Agitation in the direction of calling out the soft coal miners has
been strong, but the contract made at Altoona last April, which runs
until next April, stands in the way.
In order to be true to that contract and at the same time aid their
hard coal brethren, the restriction idea was agreed to. The following
is the order which has gone out all over this region:
CLEARFIELD, Pa., June 18, 1902
To the Local Unions, Mine Committees and Check Weighmen and Miners of
Northern and Central Pa., Comprising District No. 2 of the U.M.W. of
The anthracite miners are now on strike for the purpose of enforcing a
living wage and to eliminate unjust conditions. The chances to
terminate the struggle are being retarded by the shipment of large
quantities of bituminous coal from the bituminous coal fields of
Pennsylvania, particularly from the coal fields comprising District
No. 2. In order to prevent the Anthracite operators from using the
miners of the Central field as a club to whip their employees and our
fellow craftsmen in the Anthracite field into submission, and desirous
to eliminate any factor that would have a tendency to use the men of
this field for the purpose of accomplishing their avaricious scheme.
All means that we have tried up to the present to prevent the shipment
of Bituminous coal into those regions having proven futile, the
District Executive Board of District No. 2 have determined that the
exigency of the case demands the prevention, if possible, of all
shipments of bituminous coal into the coal fields mentioned, and have
deemed it absolutely necessary to place a restriction upon the output
of this district, limiting it to four days per week. This would about
place the miners of the Central field on the same working basis that
existed prior to the Anthracite strike.
All miners through the territory mentioned, namely, Northern and
Central Pennsylvania, are therefore requested to suspend work on
Wednesdays and Saturdays of each week, where coke ovens are to be
charged, and on Fridays and Saturdays of each week at all plants where
there are no coke ovens to charge. This restriction to be in force
until the strike in the Anthracite field is declared off or you
receive official notification from the District officials to do so.
The restriction to commence on Wednesday, June 25, and on Friday, June
If any mine or miners fail to comply with this request it will be
interpreted as meaning that they are willing to hire themselves as
tools to assist the Anthracite operators to carry out their debased
purpose, and will be classified with scabs and black legs.
Patrick GILDAY, President
Richard GILBERG, Sec'y-Treas.,
George WILSON, Vice President
Caught on the Crossing
Monday night Thomas KING, of Allport, Morris township, left Clearfield
for home, driving overland. At 10 o'clock he reached the dangerous
crossing over the New York Central, this side of the Clearfield creek
bridge. When about half way over the track his buggy was struck by an
engine running backwards. The entire outfit, including Mr. KING, was
thrown over. The horse and buggy were badly damaged and Mr. KING
received several cuts and bruises. He went to the home of John H.
BROWN, nearby, had his injuries attended to and proceeded on his way
The N.Y.C. engineers are working on the proposed extension of that
road up the river from Curwensville to Mahaffey. The Chief Engineer
was ordered to run two lines for purpose of estimating cost, etc. The
road is to bring all the Indiana county coal to market via water
grade. The proposed new road would be water grade from Cherrytree to
tide. It would lessen the distance between Mahaffey and Clearfield
eight miles and would get rid of the steep grade at Hoyt's. The road
will in all probability be built.
Rev. STRAW on "Africa"
Rev. Jacob A. STRAW, recently ordained a minister of the Lutheran
church, will deliver addresses on "Africa" at Olanta Sunday evening,
June 22; at New Millport June 29, and at Marron the afternoon of the
same day. This will probably be the last opportunity to hear Rev.
STRAW before he sails to enter upon his labors as a missionary in the
Dark Continent. All are cordially invited to hear him.
A Delightful Evening.
A big bunch of town visitors were out at the HORTON (County) Home the
other evening and made merry until the wee sma' hours. A delightful
luncheon was served about midnight and everybody present paid handsome
compliments to the excellence of the menu. The participants all
report a grand time and all seemed glad they were there. And the
county foots the bills.
Rails All Laid
The rails are all laid on the West Branch Valley railroad between
Clearfield and Karthaus and construction trains are running over the
entire line. It will be several weeks, however, before trains are run
regularly as the bridges are not yet in condition for traffic.
St. Francis' Commencement
Commencement exercises were held at St. Francis' Parochial Schools
Wednesday afternoon, June 18. The graduating class of 1902 consisted
of three young ladies, Misses Clara STOCK, Phoebe BROWN and Lida
BURGE. All of them acquitted themselves with great credit and won the
hearty applause of the large audience in attendance at the exercises.
A very pretty program of exercises, in which pupils from all the
different grades participated, was carried out successfully as
Chorus - Welcome School
Recitation - "Who Made the Speech" Marie BURGOON
Reading - Selected Mary LYTLE
Instrumental Trio Esther STOCK, Grace DOUGHERTY, Genevieve BURGOON
Recitation - "When Pa was a Boy" James LYTLE
Recitation - "A Girl's Composition on Boys" Phoebe SACKETT
Chorus - Boat Song School
Recitation - "Borgia's Vow" Lida BURGE
Instrumental Duet Mary BURNS, Helen MORGAN
Recitation - "The Golden Gates of the Vision" Lucy HOWE
Presentation of Class.
Salutatory - "Perseverance" Clara STOCK
Essay - "Friendship of Nations" Phoebe BROWN
Valedictory - "Music" Lida BURGE
Presentation of Medals by Rev. T.W. Cavanaugh
Chorus - "Till We Meet Again" School
Accompanist - Miss Mertie SOUDERS
A Popular Host
"Richard Evans, late of DuBois, Pa., has leased the Sea Bright Hotel,
on Rhode Island Avenue, and opened it to the public on June 7. The
Sea Bright is one of the oldest and most popular hotels in Atlantic
City and has always enjoyed a good patronage, and as Mr. Evans is a
practical hotel man he no doubt will be able to retain the patronage
of the house." The above is taken from the Philadelphia "Press" of
last Sunday. Everybody in Clearfield county can endorse every word
and add more. There are no better hotel people than "'Dick" Evans and
his estimable better-half. Clearfield people who go to Atlantic City
this season will make a bee-line for the Sea Bright and consider
themselves fortunate if they secure accommodations.
Had Home Grown Strawberries
The taxpayers of Clearfield county will be glad to learn that the
HORTON Home farm produced enough strawberries this season to supply
the visitors from nearby and abroad. Whether the ten cows furnished
sufficient cream was not stated in the apology organ write up this
week. Of course the sugar will be paid for out of the county
At the regular meeting of Borough Council Monday evening ____
VEIHDORFER, was elected policeman for the Fourth ward. The new
officer will be stationed in that end of town, but will be under the
direction of Chief FLANIGAN at all times. He was recommended by
Councilmen R.S. SMITH.
Returned Part of the Wad
A Third ward woman was sent to jail the other day for abstracting $30
from the pocket of an intoxicated fellow who visited her home. Twenty
dollars of the money was returned to the victim the next day and the
woman was released.
The Ike Out $21
An Italian was robbed of $21 at the New York Central station Tuesday
evening. He had two of his countrymen and two coons arrested by
Constable ROSS, but they could not be held, as none of the money was
found on them.
Gloria Butler Davis