describes the drowning death of Miles Boughter

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describes the drowning death of Miles Boughter - Miles Boughter Found at . Bottom of Pomia....
Miles Boughter Found at . Bottom of Pomia. Steel Company Reservoir the -WAS UNABLE TO SWIM, .Body. .Recovered by Divcr-s <• Hersjiberger and' Will Jam Patsehke Miles Boughter. the. only eon of Mr. and Mrs.' John H. Boughter, of :',:',() North Twelfth stccct, ii'et a sad fate on Sunday afternoon, in the little reservoir north of the new cinder hank of th'e Pennsylvania Steel company, on Manlo sired, ami not far from the '• Webster school hou«e, in Independent Independent District. 'The lad, who was little niore than .sixteen years of age, left) ' j.i'is home abou-t I o'clock on the af- -.teruoon, and scarcely an hour later liis : parents- were notified of his death. I Thij .entire family is overcome with i bar on j 1 complain' dusi. As later, events showed, young | ' . COiI'LD NOT SWIM. When voting Boughter left his home lie. made a remark to his father as to his.puriHises, but. it was unintelligible to the parnnl. and the latter therefore I;new nothing of bis w-hereabouts af- - tcr' he -leff-. Rome. As the boy left, j Mr. Eoiighfer warned him not. to walk _ijHo Hie country, owinp; to the awful!? . Miles wenl to. the little water supply | d«ni." and waded about the place torj tcl several minutes. . He was then at- | ,, 'trncted to : another part of the dam. | where.he got on a eriide raft made of j boards.••' He seemed to be enjoying | the jjalhinR .-w4ien suddenly he his"..place 'and', dropped into the wa- not swim and went j his ..place -.'ter.'- ' He. eo-ulii *doWrt after slvins vent to a feeble cry for help. A number of boys who .were playing on the the banks of ~nn-- assistance, and when they saw that the body did not come to Hie surface they started for the. city to notify Boughler's parents. parents. BOYS INFORM MOTHER. Several of tho boys knew him by sight, but did not correctly remember his name and Mrs. Boughter mother of Hie unfortunate lad was apprised of tho circumstance before the messengers messengers arrived at the house. Mrs. Boughter heard them inquiring for F-omeonp of a name similar lo Pon.ch- Icr, and a mother's keen intuition warned her thai it was she who was being sought. The la'ls were asked their mission, and thru told jn Ro.nl le way as they knew how had happened. FATIIIOR AT SCKN'K. Mr. Boiigbler the fattier of the boy made his way to Ihe dam just as his misgiv the drown; drown; lie reached on the bank and i ns what than a mile distant, and ings as tn the identity of rcl boy faded as soon as the spot, for there lying were the clothes of his own son. his worst fears were realized. BODY R10COVKKKD. i A man named Herahbcigi-r volun 1 ! for the body and be' leered to dive soon located it. an expert diver, William Pat.-a-hko. also joined in the, seareh. He brought the body to slmrc . alter Ilcrshberger had tohl him ex-; aiily where it was located. The dis- i trer-'sed father then summ'>m.-d Cn'-l'.';-! taker St.ein°r who took charg 1 .- "f the body and later took it to she liome. ' I'KOMISINC LAD. I Tho unfortunate lad, nearly : i year! ,-u;o. took a position as me:-sen^..-r b->y •f Ihe otlice of Hie An"'ri'-an Sl'-cl manutaetiiriiig ccnipany lie was appointed 10 'al.e < ' the mimeographing Hire. i.i". 1 . work he wa« engaged up ;" of his death. He 1-T< Iv new company of Hoys Hi' organixod in I!'-' 1 city. H" member of Trinity rni''- cliuich and Sunday s'-'non; ]>Io.i.=:int lad who eiidca:'--! hi> associa'os by his gen'"'' .-rid kindly disp-x-itinn. T'-i e'iil ioi;:-'-t ,-n(-r his uti' Is'he:- . eanor itnv Imh

Clipped from Lebanon Daily News12 Jul 1909, MonPage 1

Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania)12 Jul 1909, MonPage 1
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