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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, May 10, 1922
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VOL. LXVm.--No. 19. WELLSBORO, T1OGA COUNTY, PA M WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1922. WHOLE NO., 3,513. SHOT WIFE AND KILLED HIMSELF GAINES AND VICINITY. Bert Gardiner, of Blossburg, : recently. News of the Past Week from Gaines, Watrous and Marshlands. Gaines, May K.--Wm. Brown, of , the Nine Mile, and a party of other , people motored through Marshlands a Suicide After Seriously Wounding His Wife. Last Thursday evening about 7 o'clock Bert Gardner, aged 52 years, of Blossburg, shot his wife, Anna, fend then committed suicide. The Gardners resided on the Williamson Road north of Blossburg, near the curve where the highway swings along the Tioga river bank. Their son, Carl, resides in New York state. Mr*. Gardner was employed at outside work at the State Hospital. He had supper at the hospital with Frank Smith, who stated to the authorities that Gardner was perfectly sober at that time and that to his knowledge Gardner had not been drinking for some time. After supper Gardner went home and found his daughter-in-law, Maude Gardner, at home Hu wife had been visrting May Llewellyn that afternoon at the home of Frank Llewellyn. Mrs. Gardner, accompanied by May Llewellyn, came home soon after Gardner had arrived there and found him in the living room. A quarrel ensued over Mrs. Gardner's absence, it is said, and over the way she was dressed. She went to the bedreom to change her clothes and then went fe«"'the kitchen after water. The Llewellyn girl stood near the window. The daughter-in-law left the house to avoid hearing the quarrel between Mr. and Mrs. Gardner, she is said to have told the authorities. Gardner went to the barn after his wife went into the bedroom. Soon after May Llewellyn saw Gardner returning to the house with his hand on his hip and peering from side to side as if to see if he was observed by anyone. He came through th"e kitchen, where his wife was standing b'eside the sink. He drew a revolver and said: "Now I've got you," and his wife replied, "Go to it." He fired two shots, the first penetrating Mrs. Gardner's right cheek and the second the right side of her "head. At the shooting the Llewellyn girl ran screaming from the house, calling for help. She called Maude Gardner, who was nearby, and they re-entered the house, finding Gardner 1 s body on the floor between the kitchen and pantry. May Llewellyn stated that she did not "hear the third shot, -which was the one that caused Gardner's death. The bullet pene- . A parly was held at the Marshlands Grange hall last week. The Methodist church orchestra from Galeton helped in the services at the Gaines church Sunday even- mg. There was a show at the Gaines Odd Fellows hall on a recent evening. W. W. Gillespie motored to Wellsboro Saturday and returned Sunday morning. Mrs. Vesta McCracken, who has been in poor health for a long time, recently had another bad spell and is again sick in bed. Her daughter-in- law, Mrs. Glen McCracken, of "Watrous, is taking care of her. The item in last week's letter stating that 0. A. Champney had commenced hauling milk to the Galeton condensery was a little mixed, as he has been hauling right along, either himself or an employe, but the item should have read that he had commenced hauling with his truck. He has only made one trip with his truck so far, though. Ernest. Marsh is now hauling part of the milk, but he goes up on the left hand side of Pine creek from Watrous, whereas the regular route is on the right hand side. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Maynes have returned home from Buffalo. Miss Welch is visiting her aunt, Mrs. A. R. McConnell, at Watrous. Our mail carrier, Hary P. Dewey, and Miss Sally Hill, of Ansonia, went on a trip to Little Marsh and Knoxville recently and Mr. Dewey drove home the Overland car which his father, Hon. P H. Dewey, purchased at Knoxville. Harry P. Dewey has purchased a team of mustangs to use on the mail route next winter. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Thornton, of Wellsboro, recently visited relatives here. Albert Anderson has been ill for some time. He contemplates going to a hospital soon for treatment. Ralph Schoonover was taken suddenly ill with tonsilitis last Friday night, but seemed to be better Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Silas Ripley and five of their children, of Van Vleets, N. Y., motored here last week to visit relatives and friends. L. M. Carl was in Wellsboro on business last week. He was accompanied by Mr. Leach, of Sunderlinville. The boys' and girls' classes of the Watrous Sunday School held a party -- ---- - - watrous ounuay ocriuui netu a jjan-j ££ £d r ft8?m fr'on^f '£ £££TM^ A " ** M ^ r '^t -r. Powder marks, we«,£ ^arr^MauSon, of Lick Run, about the wound, showing conclusively that Gardner's death was suicide. A 32-cahbre six-shot revolver took dinner with his sister, Mrs. Kate Mattison, last week on his way to Westfield. Mr. pnd Mrs L. M. Carl, of Marsh- . was the weapon used. This gttn was 1 1 I 1 · U J T'V, -nrn-fn . * found beside his body There were . d he home of thejr three empty she Is and three loaded ^ j Sne ll en berger, v v e r . Ma ' OPENING AUTO CAMP PLACES Eight Are to Be in State Forest Lands--Two in Potter County. Eight public camp grounds arc being established on state forest lands by the State Forestry Department for the use of motorists who carry camping outfits, and camps have been laid out for smaller camping parties of sportsmen and hikers. The eight large camps have been equipped with space for tents, a fire place, a supply of pure water, two comfort stations, four garbage containers, four tables and eight bench- esr Where the camps have beer, established along the state owned telephone lines through the forests, public telephones will be installed. At the smaller camps an open- front-camp or lean-to has been established, and they are equipped each with a comfort station, table, two benches, stone fire place, garbage containers and a supply of pure water. Occupancy of all the camps is restricted to two days, unless a permit is obtained for a longer stay, but no permit for any one camp will be issued for longer than ten days. The camps for automobile tourists and large camping parties are located as follows: Tea Springs, Bald Eagle forest, Clinton county; Caledonia, Michaux forest, Franklin county; Promised Land, Delaware forest, Pike county; Childs Park, Delaware forest, Pike county; Ole Bull, Susquehannock forest, Potter county; Cherry Springs drjive; Coleraine Forge, Logan forest, Huntingdon county; Laurel Summit, Forbes forest, Somerset county. The smaller Camps for sportsmen and hikers are located at Joyce Kil- mei, Bald Eagle forest, Union; Little Bear, Tiadaghton forest, Lycoming; Upper Pine Bottom, Tiadaghton forest, Lycoming county; Springers Siding, Forbest forest, Westmoreland. The camp at Ole Bull will be of the larger type and will be ready for use in ten days or two weeks. The smaller camp will be between the Patterson place and Cherry Springs and will be ready for occupancy in the near future. MORRIS MATTERS En- the revolver. Maj at Gaines recently. A warm sugar social was held at cartridges in Llewellyn stated that she saw Gard- I j H - W C 1 I . V 11 OI.CK.V ^ \VctL t i l suuell ou^idi TM t*a i i , i « « v ner shoot his \vife but did not see him t h g Gaines odd Fe llovvs' hall one take his own life. e\enmg last week District Attorney Charles M El- Th / Games Thimble Club and the liott and Coroner William F White, i Sewing Cucle held a joint M. D., were called soon after 7 o - t t t h e h o m e of Mrs. C. A. clock and made a thorough mvestiga- , R ]d last Friday tion Dr. Davies was summoned at i ^ a n j " ilrg W m F r o u t y j sorii o n t e after the shooting and Mrs · } { d " daughter, Louise, re- Gardner was taken to the hospital TM' t ? v Visaed West* relatives For a few days it was b e l i e v e d she ^ a n ] M j g F l u n k cham p al j, n could not recover, but latest reports H E lck of Wellsboro, re- from the hospital state that she has ' t h v j s ] t e d f n e n d g her(? a chance foi recovery. M - -^--^^ N E \Vatson, of I t is alleged that Gardner w a s , a ] . y h b visiting jealous of his wife because of her f^, e "'her'e association with the Llewellyns I ^ E m m a Booknnller recently visited at the home of her brother, , . Lawrenceville Locals. Lois Bach, in Germania Clarence Grenell, of Oakland. Cal- , «j n e m achmery in the Marshlands ifornia, has been calling on old ( r e a m e r y has 'been sold to the friends here Mr. Grenell spent his g c . nwar / e nbach Brewing Co , of Gale- early life in this vicinity but moved ton and tney have been moving it to California 40 years ago. ove ' r The grades of the Lawrenceville j Gle ,, McCracken, of Watrous, vis- school closed Friday. The first and [ted h ; g paren t s , Mr. and Mrs. F. D second grades had a p i c n i c MsCrarken, at Marshlands, recently. Rev Robert Jones, Eugene Bea-u- jj,. s ^ jj p Smith, of Marshlands, mont, Joseph Oakden, Mr Clmeberg, ' v l s j t t ( j Watrous relatives Saturday. Kenneth Smith and Frank Camp had | _ M -business in Corning Saturday i Middlebury Center News. Leon ( W i n d y ) Smith has had his ^_ _ ^ ^ p _ R Davis and M r s _ airplane out soaring over Lawrence- M «^ D.v» »ot-«d "to El»,» 3*«"M^r n --K tfsssffisin^v^ Thursday e v e n i n g on the "Passion ] Play " The W C T I" will meet in the M E. church Tuesday p m Mr and Mrs Lyle Seelye and son, Hugh, of M a n s f i e l d , w e r e in town F,h. of Elm.ra. spent in M i d l a n d , Mich Hugh Newton, of Endicott, was a caller i n t o w n Sunday. Laura, aged one year, daughter of Mi and Mrs. Harrv Keenev fell Satu u l a y night and broke her shoulder Mi", and Mrs Frank Ferris, of Little Marsh, .spent Sunday at M a v nard Gambel, of E l m i r a , were guests of Mr and Mrs J \\ Rockwell. William H u t c h m s o n . of L i n d l e v . is visiting his nephew, W W Hutchinson Prof and Mrs H J V a n N o r m a n . of Mansfield, spent S u n d a y w i t h Mr and Mrs W W H u t c l n n s o n Horace Cloos and Carlos D a r l i n g had business in Rochester one vlav last week Hammond Happening! Miss Clara M c L e a n =pent la?t Saturday in Lawrenceville Mrs G l e n W r h s t p r and c h i l d r e n , of Tioga, vvere w o r k eml c\ie^tc of Mrs Lp.ura Cole A G H a m n v n d is h a v i n g n new Delco l i p h t i n r · · v s t e m i n s t a l l e d in his house and barn Perry S k i n n f and f a m i l y , of Elkland and Erman S w a n and f a m i l y , of Xelson, w e r e i « c c n t truest? of Mr and Mrs L F Phillips Mr and Mrs \ r t h u r Downing and Mrs Stella Dow n i n e vvere shopping in Wellsboro S a t u r d a y Mr and Mrs Waiter Cole, who have been employed fit South Fork, the past winter, are spending a couple of weeks with friends here Mrs. George Kenneda is recovering from an attack of rheumatism Mrs. O E Cole and son, Walter and Mrs Wm. Carpenter, were in Wellsboro Saturday Mrs. Ross Warren has returned home from the Blcs»burg hospital --Miss Dorothy M Cummmgs and J. Ernest Mitchell, both of Jackson township, were married May 1, by Rev. George Burroughs, at his home in Pine City. Mr. and Mrs Mitchell are spending two week* in Philadelphia. They will reside in Jackson. NFVSPAPF.RflRCHiVE®»- I v e r y good meeting Tarne C o n k l i n has returned to 1 Homell, a f t e r v i s i t i n g in M i d d l e b u r y She was accompanied by Mrs Burl Davis, w h o w i l l spend a few v v e e k = in H o r n c l l Mrs r F. C a r p e n t e r has r e t u r n e d home f r o m the Blossburg hospital and is i n a serious c o n d i t i o n M i nnd Mrs C E D a v i s and Mr= Mav nard Davis a t t e n d e d t h e f u n e r a l of Mrs J u l i a Short at Shortsville last S u n d a V 1 Mrs Flora Bolton is v i s i t i n g her I d n u g h t e i , Mrs Albert Locey in B u f | falo Mi and Mrs Ernest D a v i s , of W e l l s b u n i . spent S u i . d a v at J J Fleming's H B f loos nnd snn. 1 l e w e ' l y n . I spent S u n d a y in C h a t h a m w i t h hi = son. Lelanr! i Mr and Mrs V B B o l t o n and son. Thomas, spent S u n d a y in C a t l i n Hollow 1 Burl Potter made a business t r i p to Willianr-port last M o n d a y l Mrs Thomas Moran. of C o m i n g . , h»s been v i s i t i n g her s i « t e i , Mrs M I C Potter j Theo. Doan is giving his house n i new coat of paint Mrs C E Davis was taken ser- I toiisly ill Monday Mr and Mrs O A West has returned from n visit in Riverside, Call fornia. ____________ Cloudburtt at Westfirlt). A cloud burst on Sylvester and Brace Hollow creeks Friday evening did much damage. The fences along the bonks were torn up for 'several miles. At their junction with the Cowanesque river the New York Central railroad tracks were badly d»m- Commencement Exercises Mnch joyed--Personal Notes of the Week. Morris, May 9.--Rev. John W. Long, president of Dickinson Seminary, Miss Hartman and Miss Fegley, teachers of piano and violin of the Music department and Waldo Hart a student at Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, motored here on Friday to take part in trie Commencement program of the High School. After Ihe exercises the class of 1922 entertained a large party of friends at Black's Hotel, an elaborate banquet was served by Mrs Phoebe Leonard. Rev. A. C. Metzer preached the Baccalur- cate sermon to the graduates on Sunday evening, April '50 at the M E (.hui th Misses Wilda Black-well ard Ella Williamson, of Wellsboro. are guests of Mr. and Mrs Robert Casbeei. M i . and Mrs M N Werline, of WelKboro, were lecent guests of Miami Mr* Benj Vaughn Miss Ellen Ernccson. of Lurdquist Mines, 13 visiting at the home of her aunt, Mrs Alma Ernccson Miss Hazel Campbell, of Morns and Ferd Smith, of Tiadaehton were married at the M E parsonage by Rev. A. C. Metzer on April 29 Mrs William Ellis was called to Genessee on Saturday on account of the death of her mother. Mrs Ryon Misses Ellen · Carfcon and guest Miss Margaret Barrett, of Susque- haiina, Charlotte Kline and Mildred Levine, students at Mansfield S. N. S , were home for the week-end. Mr and Mrs. Jesse Clark, of Ridgway, were guests of Miss Belle Clark a few days last week Mis. J. E Thomas, who has been visiting relatives at Stroudsburg has returned home Mr. and Mrs E Q Crane and Paul K l i n e , of Jersey Shore, ale guests of Mr and Mrs Peter Kline Commencement program of the Morris High School, Mav "i.-ylnvoca- tion. Rev C A Metzer; Essay--"No Thorns, No Roses," A n n a EUis; Es- say--"Mothei." Mazie Johnstooe, Class History. Julia Enckson ; V i o l i n Solo, Miss Hartman; Essay--"School Days Are the Best Dav=," Evangel i n e Brousrhton Class Poem, \ d d i e Teed . Es«ay--"The Country Boy," F r a n k l i n B o h n e r t . School Days--"To the Class of "22 and Mv Teacher," Vi'ta K e r r . Essay--"Don't Die on T h i r d , ' Eugene K l i n e . Vocal Solo, M a u n e t t e W e l l i v e r ; Class Prophecy, V e t a K e r r , E s s a v -- " W a k e I'p, A m e n e n n a l " 1 da W i l l i a m m e e : Class Pre- entatio'n. Irene W e l l i v e r . Presenta- t i o n of Diploma 1 -. V i o l i n Solo. Miss H a r t m a n : Address. Rev J o h n W Death of Mrs. J u l i a A Short. Mrs J u l i a \ Hart Short, of ( hat ham. died Mav 1. 1922. a f t e r an i l l ness of s e v e r a l m o n t h s The f u n e r a l was held S u n r l a v at C h a t h a m V a l l e v . b u r i a l n t h e M i d d l r b u r v I ' m o n ceme t i r v RPV M r E v e l a n d o f f i c i a t i n g She w,,5 b o r n in ' h n r l e s t n n , Feb 1 ." l^T."), a d a u g h t e r of D a v i d nnrl Susan N i c k e r s o n H a r t S h e w n s m a r r i e d t o B r n o n a Short in J u n e . IS.'ifi She s s u r v i v e d bv two sons. Frank Short, of R c \ v i l l e . N ^ . and J B Short of Beaver Dams, N Y , also by one sister. Mrs M a r v Cloos, of C h a t ham, besides eight g r a n d c h i l d r e n and seven great g r a n d c h i l d r e n Mr" Short wns nn e x c e l l e n t woman and was h i g h l v esteemed bv all w h o k n e w her · · « B a p t i t Church at Holiday On Wednesday afternoon the Primary class met at the home of Miss Edith French and oruanired the W L Class Light refreshments were "on-ed and a good time enjoyed. Sunday School next Lord's rlay at thr usual hour in the morning followed by preaching service An appropriate message and music for Mother's day. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at the church followel by choir rehearsal. Saturday afternoon the World Wide Guild meets with Miss Marjorie West DEATH OF HENRY P. DAV1SON. Remarkable Career of a Native of Bradford County. \ Henry P. Drivison, a member of the banking firm of J. P. Morgan Company, died Saturday afternoon on the operating table. Death occurred at his country home at Glen Cove, Lonn Island, where the surgeons performed the operation for the removal of a tumor from the brain. Mr Davison was known internationally as a financier and during the war was the directing head of the Red Cross. As the hour for the anesthetic approached, Mr. Davison seemed as unflurried as the time when, back in the eighties, a stranger had entered the bank where he was employed, pointed a revolver at his head and demanded $1,000. After detectives had pounced on. the intruder Mr. Davison had resumed work as though nothing had happened. He left an estate estimated to amount to about ten million dollars. Henry Porneroy Davison was born June 13, 1867, at Troy, Pa., the son of George B. Davison and Henrietta Pomeroy Davison. His father was a successful business man of the town, but not wealthy. As a boy young Davison attended the Troy public schools, being graduated from the high school when he was fifteen. In a few months he obtained work as a school teacher, some of his pupils being boys older than himself. Later he entered the Greylock Institute at South Williamstown, Mass., and in vacations worked on farms near his home. He left school in 1886 and went to work in his uncle's bank, Pomeroy Brothers, m Troy, having decided on a financial career. For two years he busied himself in acquiring the rudiments of the banking business, and then, when twenty- one years old, went to New York city and tried to find employment. No banker in the metropolis appeared able to find room for the young man from Pennsylvania, so Mr. Davison, after a fruitless search for a job, went to Bridgeport, Conn., where he obtained work as a runner in the Pequonnock National Bank. He did not remain a runner very long and was advanced through several positions to that of receiving teller. In 1891 he resigned his position with the Pequonnock National Bank ard went to New York as receiving teller in the newly organized Astor Place National Bank. Six months later he was made paying teller. Three years later, in 1894, Mr. Davison resigned to become assistant cashier of the Liberty National Bank, advancing to the cashiership in 1895, and to the bank's vice presidency in 1898. The following year he was elected president of the institution. Mr. Dav ison was then thirty- two years old and one of the youngest bank presidents in America. While connected with the Liberty j Bank he had convicted a course in the New York L?w School i Mr. Davison went to the First Na- I tional Bank, Broadway and Wall street, in 1902, as vice president and director, and in the four following years became one of the outstanding figures in the financial life of the me- i tropohs In 1907 he was a member I of the Special Clearing House Com- j mittee which investigated the affairs of many financial institutions affect| ed by the panic of that year. He ! took "an active part in the various meetings called by the dominating 1 interests'of Wall Street to find a safe 1 path out of the treacherous quick- sands into which the business of the 1 nation had floundered 1 Additional recognition of Mr. Davison's bankme ability came in 1908, | when he was selected by the National Monetary Commission, appointed by 1 Corgress, as an expert in banking to investigate and report on the financial systems of Etmland, France and | Germany. For several years he had been held 1 under close observation by J. P. Mor- I gan, and in 1909 was invited to oe- ! come a member of the Morgan firm, ! since which time he had become chairman of the Executive Committee and director of the Bankers' Trust Company, a director of the First Security Companv of the American ' Foreign Securities Company, of the i New Jersey and N e w York Railroad i Company, of the Southwestern Development Companv and of the j Guaranty Safe Deposit Company ' In 19i,3 Mr Davison figured prominently in the final hearing of the 1 Pujo Congressional Investigation I Committee when he challenged the I entire f o u n d a t i o n upon Avhich the mone.v trust h u n t had been set in mot i o n in a statemi nt delivered by him in behalf of J P Morgan Co For his u n t i r i n g efforts i n the re- It-ef of distressed peoples d u r i n g the w a r he was m a d e a c o m m a n d e r of th« Legion of Honor of France and a i Knitrht of the Order of the Crown of I Italy He was c h a i r m a n of the War ' C o u n c i l of the A m e r i c a n Red Cross from 1917 to 1!H9, c h a i r m a n of the i Board of Governors of the World League of Red ( ross Societier, direc- i tor of the \ m e r i c a n Red Cross, treasurer of t h e A m e r i c a n Museum of Natural H M o r v and trustee Stevens I n s t i t u t e nf Technology at Hoboken His clubs w e r e the U n i o n League, C e n t u r y , M e t m p o l i t a n . 1 ' n i v e r s i t y . .lekvl Island, I ' p i n g Rock. New York Y a c h t . The l i n k s . N a t i o n a l Golf L i n k s of A m e r n a n d Nassau Country Club. Mr Davison \ \ o n a place in the hearts of his o u n t r v m c n by his ag- i grossive patriotism d u r i n g the war He was n tireless worker in all the 1 Libert Loan find other war-time campaigns W h e n on December 16, 1 1 9 1 7 , he issued the call of the Red 'Cross "To t h f f n e m i l l i o n members 1 w o r k i n g with us to-day" a n d "To the ten or fifteen m i l l i o n who w i l l j o i n ,11s before Christmas," he said j "The Red (ross has given me a i new conception of America and the 1 American spirit It is with the zeal of a convert t h a t I invite the American people to come in with me " And he got the 15,000,000 m e m - bers before Christmas Mr. Davison was married in 1893 to Miss Kate Trubee, of Bridgeport, Conn . and f o u r children were born to them, two boys and two girls, F Trubee, Henry Pomeroy, Jr.. Alice and Frances Mr. Davison was a relative of Mrs George W. Williams, of Wfllsboro. The largest hot springs in the world are at Thermopolis, Wyo. COUNTRY CLUB SEEMS ASSURED Opti SCHOOL OPERETTA. "The ion- Secured on the Matson Farm, an Ideal Location, with Beautiful House. The necessary number of charter members has been secured for the Tioga County Country Club and an option has be,en secured on the Matson farm, two miles west of Wellsboro at the end of the macadam road. This is an ideal location, as it has every advantage--an abundance of water; good-sized grove; the land is just rolling enough for a splendid golf course; there are many biuldings, several of which can be used for garages for the members' cars; there is a large dance pavilion in the grove near the road and the farm house is almost perfection for club house purposes, being large and well arranged, with several big porches and a large dining-room, which can be used when needed for a ball room. The house needs very little, if any, alteration for club house use and it is said that a golf course can be built at a very reasonable cost because the land lies just right for it. A meeting is to be held within a few days to perfect the organization of the Tioga County Country Club and it is the intention to hire a New York golf professional to lay out the course. Tennis courts and other attractions are also contemplated. DEATH OF'G.'H.~SH1PMAN.~" One of Mansfield's Oldest and Most Respected Citizens Has Passed Away. George H. Shipman, for over 40 years one of Mansfield's solid and prominent citizens, died at his home on, Sherwood street at 7:30 Thursday morning, April 27, aged nearly 83 years. Mr. Shipman had'been in ill health for a. long time and his demise had been expected for some time. The funeral was held at his late home April 29 at 1:30 p. m., Rev. Ernest C. Potter, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. The services at the grave were in charge of the Mansfield Lodge, I. 0. O. F., of which the deceased had been a Past Grand and prominent member for many years. Burial was in Prospect cemetery. The bearers were: W. W. Allen, Prof. W. R. Longstreet, W. A. Bates, Dr. J. H. Doane, John Shaw and H. B. Taylor, Sr. The floral tributes from friends were many. . Mr. Shipman was born in Hamilton, Canada, November 24, 1839, his parents having gone there from New Jersey. At an early age, with _ his parents, he removed to the United States and settled in Tioga county. He was-edacated"4o th» Hjph Schools and Academies of this county, after which he followed the profession of teacher for a number of years, being head of various schols in this county. He removed to Mansfield from Nelson about 40 years ago, where he had res'ded since. He had at various tfmes held many of the borough offices and had always been interested in the growth, prosperity and morality of his home town "He was an active member of the Presbyterian church having been an elder for over 30 vears. Mi. Shipman is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Campbell Shipman, to whom he was married ec. 25, 1873, two daughters, Mrs. Mabel S Shaw, of Mansfield and Mrs Helen C. Wilson, of Philadelphia; three brothers, John Shipman, of Mansfield; Wm. Shipman, of Elmira, and Chas. Shipman, of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Holcombe, of Mansfield. also three grandchildren. Mi. Shipman was a good man in every sense of the word, upright, honest, genial and friendly. You could always find him on the right side of all questions that came un for public consideration. ~ * * * Christian Church Notes. Lord's day, May 7, was a good dav with us. L. Maxwell, of Williamsport, gave us two excellent sermons and the choir from the Canoe Camp Stolen Flower Queen" To B« Given Soon by Wellsboro Pupils. An operetta called "The Stolen Flower Qeen," will be given soon at the Bache Auditorium, by the children of the Wellsboro public schools, from 4th to 8th grades inclusive. Mrs. McClintock is directing the operetta, assisted by Miss Lappla, Miss Lois Young is directing the dance*. The Argument--The Flowers, coming one morning to greet their Queen, find the throne empty. Johnny Jump- Up cheers the Flowers'who are greatly depressed at her disappearance. Suddenly the King of Weeds and his retinue appear. They have hidden the Flower Queen in the Weed Kingdom, and unless the Flowers can find her in one day, the King of Weeds will come to rule over them. The Flowers are frightened and decide to call the Fairy Queen to help in the search. She summons her messengers, Moon-Dawn, Star- Mist, and Fire-Fly, to seek the Flower Queen, north, east, j south, and west. The South Wind and Butterflies report first that the missing Flower Queen is not in their realm. Then comes the North Wind, with Jack Frost and the Snowflakes to say that no flower has been seen in the great white spaces by frozen seas. The East Wind, accompanied by Autumn Leaves, and Indian Fays, have also sought in vain by every flowing stream and in every woodsy dell. When the West Wind and the Chrysanthemums admit they cannot find the Flower Queen, Johnny Jump- Up again has to raise the drooping spirits of the Flowers. When all seems hopeless, a trumpet is heard, and the Boy Scouts appear, bringing the Flower Queen whom they have rescued, and the Weed King, bound as a prisoner. The Flower Queen, restored to her Kingdom, leaves the fate of the King of Weeds to her rescuers, the Boy Scouts. They decide to send the Weed King to the Wnard of the West who will transform him into a wonderful and useful plant. In gratitude for her release and return to her dominions, the Flower Queen commands the Fairies to weave a spell of fertile fields and generous harvests and bestows this gift upon the Boy Scouts. CLASSY MATCH TO-MORROW Gonsar and Lewis Will Wrestle at the American Legion. Armory--Fast Preliminaries. To-morrow night at 8:15 at the American Legion armory, 011 Pearl street, Elmo Gonsar, weight 148, of Sunbury, will wrestle Young Strangle! Lewis, weight 157, of Elmira. Gonsar made a good showing two weeks ago against Nick Bozinia. A month ago at Williamsport, Young I Strangler Lewis and Gonsar wrestled two hours and 55 minutes without either getting a fall, the match terminating on account of Sunday morning. The match to-morrow should be interesting. It will be catch as catch can style, strangle hold barred. There will be good preUminarie*-^- George Losinger and Dick Henry in a 20-minute wrestling match and Wallace Button, of Mansfield, and Ross Gee, of Wellsboro, will wrestle for one fall Also a lour-round boxing match. A challenge -- Williamsport, Pa., May 9, 1922: Sporting editoi, Wells- boio Agitator. Dear Sir: Please insert in your paper a challenge to the winner, of the "Gonaar- Young Strangler Lewis" wrestling match which I understand is to be held in your city on the llth instant J will wrestle on a 75 cer cent, and 2"i per cent, or 50-50 per cent or still better, winner take all. You will oblige. Lee Fogelman, "Middleweight wrestler." Williamsport, Pa., 708 First street. Walter Wilkinson will referee the main bout. Ladies are welcome. TIOGA TOPICS. DEATH OF WALTER S. CULVER. Was Superintendent of the Wellsboro Electric Company For Many Years. Walter S. Culver, aged 53 years, died yesterday morning about 3 o'-' clock at the Blossburg hospital, his death being caused by cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in very poor health for several months, but seemed better of late. iMonday, 'however, he was advised to go to the hospital and he, with Mrs. Culver, drove over in their car. In making the turn from the Williamson Road in Blossburg into the road leading to the hospital Mr. Culver, who was driving, made too wide a turn and nearly ran into the ditch. Mrs. Culver asked him what was the matter and he replied that he was feeling very queer and didn't seem to have full control of his arms. He was able to drive to the hospital and collapsed just as he stopped his car at the hospital door and had to be carried into the building. Mr. Culver was born in Wellsboro on Jan. 4, 1869, and had been superintendent of the Wellsboro Electric Company foi 25 years. He was also vice president of the company. He is survived by his widow, nee Minnie Orsley, and one brother. Philemas Culver, of Wellsboro He was a member of Tyoga Lodge, No. 230, I. 0. 0. F., who will have charge of the funeral, arrangements for which have not vet been made. Mr. CuKer was a progiessive and public spirited citizen and was highly esteemed by all who knew h i m . DEATH OF MRS. KING. church furnished beautiful music Several visitors were present from the sister church at Covington Encouraging reports were given by the church, Sunday School, Y P S. C. E and Ladies' Aid All debts were reported paid, except that on the par- ] sonage and that has been reduced ab- ' out $1,000 ' The need of shmgehng the church , was presented and a good share of the amount needed was subscribed | The Ladies' Aid Society will ^serve d i n n e r in the church dinintr-room in ' the church, Thursday, May 11 at noon Come and trv one of these ex cellent d i n n e r s for Bring the f a m i l y Death of Gladys Roe--Roaring Branch News of the Past Week. Roaring Branch, May 9--Fred W a s h b u r n has bought a new Ford of Henry Jones, of Ralston. Gladys, the five-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs. Roe. died Saturday night of pneumonia. The funeral wifl be held Tuesday; burial at Roaring Branch Mrs. Wash King died Thursday, after a long illness She is survived by one son and daughter, a brother and sistei Mrs K i n g was 72 vears old and had lived here most of" her l i f e T h e f u n e r a l w a s held R u n d a v a f - t e i n o o n , b u r i a l here Mi and Mrs Wesley G R o u e n nf Flmira, v i s i t e d h i s mother, Mrs Geo Bow en. S u n d a y T J a n d Jay Bovce had business recently at Canton ,,,,- v _ ,,,,- u ^ reorted that Frank N e w e l l has o n l v 25 cent? I P"" c hased the lot where the B e n n e t t | h o t e l b u r n e d some years atro and w i l l The Yountr People's S t u d y Class was held at the h o m e of A u s t i n B Johnson Tuesday e v e n i n g The pastor w i l l betrm n e x t Suni day e v e n i n g a series of sermons on the Tabernacle and i t s f u r n i t u r e , the type and anti-type May 14--10 SO. sermon approp riate to Mother's d a y ; 1 1 ' 4 " , Sunday S c h o o l , 7 p m.. Y. P S C E , 7 10. sermon on the Tabernacle D e x t e r M. E. Church ·V Roma,' poet snid · "All our sor- r o w s spring from of God " The man w h o does not go to church i« apt t o forcet God Preaching service at !0 30. Sunday School n t 11 -'!0 Strike t h e r i ( j h t balance S u n d a y hours, 2 4 , for sleen 8. c h u r c h 2, at ones o w n disposal 14. You can aV w a y s find t i m e to do the t h i n g you w n n t t o d o Come n e x t Sunday, May 14, Moth- er'e day and hear about the lot of other mothers, compared with our own I/enrn of some of t h e i r sncn- fiees Come and bring vour m o t h e r . Special music The church is open to n i l , the pews are f r e e -- R e v C C. Cnppen. minister While holding that smoking i« not injurious unless carried to excess, Prof David P Barrows, of University of California, warns men students that in "running out between classes to fret your smoke" they werp binding themselves in slavery that would be difficult to throw off later. build an a r e o m d a t i o n house Better S t a t e Government Radical changes in the structure of the state government are suggested in a report by the Pennsv Ivama state association "Briefly," the report declared, "the proposed plan for reorganization would wipe out scores of unnecessary obsolete and e x p e n s i v e boards and commissions to the total of more t h a n n h u n d r e d , ami consolidate the a d m i n i s t r a t i v e f u n c t ' o n s i n t o a clear- lv defined structure capped by the governor, h e a d i n g n i n e t e e n depart- m e n t s , seven state and four interstate commissioners; reduce the number of elective state offices from five to one and bring about nn m d e r p n d e n t and c o n t i n u o u s control and check on r e v e n n u e s and e x p e n d i t u r e s hv the state legislature " The report, it was asserted, was made public nt thi.s time "o t h a t can- d i d a t e s may administer and legisla- t u r e for the nevt lv»o years can be called upon 1" declare t h e i r position on the proposed reorgani/ation I ~ , 1 --Lirell Georg", of Tioga, went to i j Harrisburg Inst week, where he had ' j his hearing before the Public Service Commission Tuesday on hi? application for a Certificate of Public Ser- vict to run B t a x i service in Tioga Others who were present at the hearing were: E H Engler, Walter C Adams, Clive Burtch, E D Brigham. A. W. Rodman, C. A Keeney and John Carlson. Plans for Baseball Season -- New Garage Owner Busy--Personals. Tioga, May 8.--The baseball diamond on Island Park is being rolled and prepared for practice. A force of five or six men and two teams have been at work all week, except when rain prevented. Manager Westbrook has received many letters frojn "Various teams in nearby New Yorjk aljd Pennsylvania towns, asking 'for games, and is arranging his schedule for the season. The first game is to take place here on Memorial day between Tioga and the Mansfield Normal team. Billy Holleran has been engaged as umpire for the Tioga team during the season. The Senior class of Tioga High School gave a shadow social in Red Men's hall Friday night for the Washington trip fund. Claude Gee has purchased the Tioga Garage on J *"Wellsljgro street on the E. M. Field estate, and is running it to full capacity. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dewey, of Hammond, Indiana, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. -C. J. Dewey. -. "Rev. H. G. Moody, of Milton, preached in the Presbyterian church at 7'30 Sunday evening. Miss Ella Lloyd has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Carey in Elmira. Michael McDermott, of Arnot, is spending a few days with Tioga friends. Wentworth Wheeler and son, Randolph, of Hackensack, N. J., visited Mr Wheeler's grandmother, Mrs. H. N. Wheeler, on Saturday. Mrs. E. A. Wing, formerly Miss Myra Mitchell, of this place, and daughter, Jane, of Atlanta, Georgia, are spending the summer with relatives here and in Elkland. E. B. Smith, of Scranton, has been spending a few days at his home here. Miss Louise Urell, of the Arnot- Opden hospital, m Elmira, was a visitor at her home here last week. Hon. George W. Williams, of Wellsboro, candidate for Representative at the Republican primaries 1 May 16, was calling on friends in | town Friday. i F. D. Reynolds, Frank Ellis and Vernie Field spent last week fishing ' in the Pine Creek valley. I James S. Beng, Esq., of New York I city, had business in Tioga on Saturday Henry Whipple, of Painted Post, for many years a Tioga resident, renewed acquaintances here last week. Mrs John Kelly has returned from a two weeks' visit in Elmira and Corning Mr. ann Mrs Milton Cummings and Mr and Mrs Sam Benson shopped in Elmira the last of the week, i E M Kraiss has been putting a new porch on his Wellsboro street home and making other extensive l e p a i r s - He has also put in a curb r u n n i n g the w h o l e length of the I c o n t a i n i n g his house and furniture store F D Reynolds has also extended the curb in front of his bar- barshop, m a k i n p about l."0 feet of r u r b ' H L : on the south side of Wells- IIOMI street Death of W C. Edwards W i l l i a m ( K i l w a r d s , Esq , '19 years, f o r m e r l v of Charleston, died Thursday m o r n i n g , May 4, at his home at W i c h i t a , Kansas He IB survived by his w i d o w , nee Franc Mitchell, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. W i l l i a m Mitchell, of Mitchell's Creek, Tioga county, and two children, W. C Kdvvurds, .Ir , of Kansas Titv, Mo., and Mrs Frank H o l m a n . of Salt C i t v . 1 tah He is also s u r v i v e d by three brothers and two sisters, Benjamin F Edwards, of Wellsboro, Thomas H. Edwards, Esq , of Kansas City, Mo.; John G Edwards, of Lamed, Kansas; Mr= S T W i l l m m s and Mrs J. A. Ripple, of Dodge ( ity Mr Edwards hnd resided in Kan- s.ns since the earlv 70's He was one of the best k n o w n men in the state. He served in the Legislature of Kansas, was Secretary of State, and WAS postmaster nt Wichita for many years He w n s prominent in the various Mn^omc bodies and Was a member of the State Board of Agriculture Dry Farming Commission. He wns n genml, intelligent and en- terpnsinfr citi?en, popular wherever he «ns k n o w n C h r t t t i i t n Scienc* SerTicet. Odd Fellows' building. Main street, Wellsboro Sunday services at 11 a m Sunday School »t 9:45 a. m. Lesson for Mny 14, "Mortals and Immortnls " « _ , NEWS PA PER fl

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