The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 18, 1938 · Page 3
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, February 18, 1938
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18,193S. .THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE THREE;. Looking Backward FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1888 Coal is reached in the shaft of Lciscnring No. 3 at a depth of 550 feet. The shaft is the deepest in the! region.! James Cowie, veteran shaft sinker puts down the shaft and is proud of his record of sinking six iri the coke region during which work no employe lost his life or was injured. Allie Ncwmycr, 16 years old, of Vanderbilt, elopes to Oakland, Md., with Grant Sisler of the same place. Rev. W. A. Edie preaches his flrst anniversary sermon at the Presbyterian Church. During the year, 70 persons were admitted to the church and 16 dismissed by letter. The membership is now 316. During the year $4,000 was contributed. Dr. Ellis Phillips of New Haven and brother, William of Uniontown, sell the surface of their in Washington county to John C. Calvin at $75 an acre. Albiana S. Cameron, wife of Hugh Cameron, dies in New Haven at the age of 52. Edward Clise, 45, dies at his home in Arch street. Jacob Hclterbran dies at Perryopolis. · Dr. James Fuller dies at the residence of the Fuller brothers at Perryopolis. He WOE 00 years old. . W. J. Sherrard of Dunbar township purchases from John A. Gunn the Samuel Junk farm in Franklin township containing 148 acres for $15,200. Dogs get into the sheep pen on William Hoover's farm in Franklin township and kill 30 sheep. Rev. Cornelius Biskley, age.d minister of the German Baptist Church, is found frozen to death in a field on his farm near Somerset. Thieves have boon busy for several nights stealing coal belonging to Mrs Josephine Reid from cars on a siding near the Baltimore Ohio shops Nearly 100 bushels are taken in one night. Henry Goldsmith, member of a committee appointed by the Uniontown Israelite Cemetery Association has received subscriptions to the amount of $68 for the purpose o: establishing a Jewish cemetery in Fayette county. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1898 Detailed report of the coke trade for week ending January 29 shows a total of 18,608 ovens in the region of which 15,106 arc in blast and 3,502 idle, with a total estimated production of 155,545 tons. Shipments for the week total 7,006 cars. Clark Collins is. commissioned postmaster but Harry Marietta continues to hold the office until he receives notice of the termination o ; his services. Officers of Encampment No. 68 Union Veteran Legion, arc installed i by Colonel Commander B. F. Boyts as follows: Colonel, I. C. Shaw; lieu " tenant colonel, Clark Collins; chap ;· lain, J. R. Balsley; major, J. Z Pritchard; adjutant, B. F. Boyts !. quartermaster, Edmund Dunn; surgeon, Dr. William Clowes: officer o the day, R. B. Cox; color bearer John L. Jones; oIBcer of the guard :'. Frank Miller; sentinel, P. J. Weimer '.'. Harry Gaskill and Matthew Hart kindle a lire under an overhanging.;: clay bank at the Joseph Soisson Fire ·; Brick Company's works at Davidson to make it fall. The heat thaws !t out and it gives way, killing Gaskill. : Hart escapes unhurt. Flying Fortresses Make Mass Flight to Buenos Aires The name of the Conncllsville Choral Club is changed to Connellsville Choral Society and officers elected as follows: Director, R. -J. · McDowell; president, George T. Griffin; vice-presidents, James G. : Hicks, Miss Mae Porter, Miss Jessie Marietta, J. A. Coll, Miss Gertrude Bishop, J. P. Wiley, Mrs. F. O. Goodwin and J. A. Lyon; secretary, Sam' uel G. Zimmerman; treasurer, E. G. Schell. Rockwell Marietta is nominated lor council on the Democratic ticket to take the place of James W. Buttermore whose business requires that he remove from the town. Clerks petition the merchants to establish uniform opening and closing hours. They ask for 7 o'clock opening and 6 o'clock closing. The majority of merchants agree. John F. Kooser purchases the Joseph E. Rhodes property in South Pittsburg street. William Meyers, Scottdalc baker, receives word from an attorney in Pittsburgh that he has become heir to a large estate in Germany, his chare being $4,800. Mrs. Elizabeth Strong dies in Franklin township. Miss Mollie Leonard, 20, daughter if Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leonard, dies t diphtheria at Ohiopylc. Christian Echard sells his hotel at Confluence and moves to Connells- rillc. Dr. James H. Claybaugh of Union- own buys the three-story frame luilding of Dr. C. II. Davidson at 'erryopolis known as the Hotel 'erry. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1808 Detailed report of the Conncllsville :oke trade for week ending February shows a total of 36,299 ovens in he region, of which 17,737 are in ilast and 18,582 are idle, with a total production of 215,560 tons. Shipments or the week total 5,618 cars. Directors of the Second National Sank decide to erect an eight-story bank and'office building on the site it the old structure at Brimstone Corner. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Daigh becomes librarian of the Carnegie Free Library. Marshal Halstead, brother of Wilet Halstead of this city, dies sudden- y at his home in Cincinnati. Michael Darr, 80 years old, dies at .he home of his son, James S. Darr, in South Pittsburg street. D. T. Thomas of McKeesport is appointed to succeed J. H. Simpson n charge of the real estate department of the West Penn Railways Company. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1918 Detailed report of the Connellsville coke trade for week ending February 2 -shows a total of 37,934 ovens in the region of which 33,331 are in blast and 4,603 idle with a total estimated production of 214,658 tons Shipments for the week total 6,402 cars. Colonel James M. Reid dies at his home. Mrs. Alice McGarrity, 69, dies at her home in North Arch street. John S. Dull, 72, Springfield township farmer, dies within a few hours of the death of his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hardy of Dunbar. John L. Lowry, 96, of Dunbar township, dies of pneumonia at Uniontown Hospital. Josoph Thorpe, 60, dies of pneumonia at Dunbar. Samuel K. Johnson, 79, Civil War veteran, dies at Mill Run. Mrs. Anna Coughenour, 59, dies at Wheeler. Mrs. Katharyne Cope, 67, dies nt Pechin. Pneumonia, following an injury suffered in a fall, causes the death of Mrs. Amanda Carothers, 72, former resident of Connellsville at her home in Pittsburgh. Heart disease is given as the cause of the death of John Wesley Miller at Indian Head. Funeral Director J. E. Sims ends quarter of century of business in Conncllsvillc. Margaret Ellen Welling, three years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Welling, dies of burns. . THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1928 Detailed report of the Conncllsville coke trade for the week ending January 28, shows a total of 26,878 ovens in the region, of which 3,972 arc in blast and 22,906 idle with a total estimated production of 48,900 tons, J. L. Fries retires after 45 years with Baltimore Ohio and his son, Harry L. Fries, is his successor. Foreign War Veterans plan big celebration to mark the anniversary of the Philippine Insurrection. Robert McMinn, 77 years old, retired farmer, dies after long illness. Julinn Rosenbaum is elected president of the Merchants Club. J. W. Hill, steward of the Pleasant Valley Country Club for over three years, accepts position as steward of the Plum Hollow Golf Club at Detroit, Mich. Auto license receipts gained $2,000,000 in 1927 over 1926. Government is to install automatic river gauge at west end of bridge. U. S. navy homben In flight The U. S. navy makes another Interesting experiment--sending six largo bombers in mass flight from Langlcy Field, Va., to Buenos Aires, to par- ticipate In Inauguration of President Ortiz. It U the most spectacular flight ever attempted between the U. S. and a foreign country by mll'tary planes. Mrs. Ludwika Wicsneski of Everson, over 100 years old, attends mass daily and sews without the aid of glasses. Andrew Rcilly dies suddenly from heart attack at Leiscnring. Frank Hardy is leader of the ncxvly formed Community Bnnd at Dunbar. A fire siren is cre-tcd at Pcrry- opolis. W. B. Conwcll, 75 years old, a retired merchant and resident of Mill Ir THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD SUMMARY OF ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1937 '"PHE oist Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company J. covering operations for 1937 will be presented to the stockholders at the annual meeting on April 12, 1938. Total operating revenues increased over 1936 by $14,508,310 or 3.3%. Operating expenses increased $23,873,' 591 (due principally to higher wage scales, larger expenditures for maintenance, higher costs of materials and supplies and greater expenses incident to increased business). Net income was $17,278,638, as compared with $38,741,091 in 1936. Surplus was equal to 2.9% upon the outstanding Capital Stock as compared with 4.8% in 1936. Surplus per share (par $50) was $1.45 as compared with $2.38 in 1936. OPERATING RESULTS o,o, OT ri,on ,i,h »}6 1937 iDcreue or Decrease TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES were $455.953,509 TOTAL CTERATINO EXPENSES were.., LtAvwa Ntr REVENUE FROU RAILWAT OPERATIONS of. TAXES amounted to Hoi or EQUIPUENT and JOINT FACO.ITI RENTS were .. LEAVISO NET RAILWAY OPERATING LTCOUE of. INCOUS PROU INVESTMENTS AND OTHER SOURCES amounted to MAXINO GROSS Ixcous of RENTAL pox LEASED LINES, INTEREST ON THE COMTAN. _ DEBT AND OTHER CHARGES amounted to 85,181,516 UAvrsoNtr INCOME of 37.178.658 APPROPRIATIONS TO SINUNO ANDOTKER FUNKS, etc.... 8,144,466 SURPLUS (Eqiu! to a.o6 on Capital Stock) ,9,134,171 D 11,16^79 Dividend! aggregating a^% ($1.25 per share) were paid during the year and charged against 1937 income. Both gross and net income were adversely aOectcd to the cxtert of about $15,000,000, as compared with 1936. by the elimination of the so-called emergency charges on freight traffic. The, Pennsylvania Railroad iuvitcs the active interest of its stockholders and bondholders in getting people to travel and Iship via The Pennsylvania Railroad. ; M.W. CLEMENT, Prcridna THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD SHIP AND TRAVEL VIA PENNSYLVANIA 11,465,453 801,716 t can obuCi cofia oft!* Annual Report ftom /. Tflnty Willed. Secretary, Briai Strict Station Building, Phlaltlpliia. Pa. Run, dies at OonnoUsvjHc State Hospital. Frank P. Newmyor, 75, dies at Dawson. New Brownsville Pastor. Rev. H. O. Danielson, 38, of Rcdby, Minn., has accepted the pastorate of the Christ Protestant Episcopal Church of Brownsville. He will take over his duties April 1, succeeding Rev. G. Philip Jung, resigned. Howard B. Forney Dies. s SOMERSET,. Feb. 18.--Howard B. Forney, 56, of Davidsville, died in Somerset County Hospital after a lingering illness. He was a salesman and a former member of the Conc- maugh Township School Board. He leaves five children, two brothers anc two sisters, including Chorlottc Forney of Meycrsdalc. Niag Bridg ara Falls e Next Year 'recked Honeymoon' Bridge, plans :re announced for the completion |f its successor by 1939.. Estimated cost would'be $1,500,000 By united Press. j exclusive of building and property. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Feb.. 18.1 A new single-deck bridge will be --^As salvagers -raced against time ^to j slum! across the Niagara River gorge recover copper from Niagara's at the .--imc site. All .Hen's DAVI D S O X M i i c k a n d . brown Oxfords. Final Clearance A l l M e n ' s F H I E X J) L Y Scotch G r n i n black nnd brown Oxfords, formerly priced $5 anil $3.50. V i n n 1 Clearance Clearance Reductions On Qualify Shoes for All the Family! North Pitfslj'urg Street 32-Pc Set Dishes February Sale A dainty new pattern. Made by the famous II o m c r Laughlin China Co. Complete Home Fanttehers Since 1891 5-Pc. Unfinished Breakfast Set Sturdily made drop- leaf table and 4 chairs In genuine Maple. Famous KROEHLER London Club Group A lovely adaptation of the London Club style, roomy davenport and matching chair. Nicely tailored in a handsome and very durable cover. An outstanding February Sale value! ' Quaint Poster Bed February Sale 1.25 A sturdy poster bed of authentic Colonial design in lovely walnut finish. Priced at a real saving! Distinctive 3-Pc. Modern Suite February Priced There .ire lower room suites, but have the same priced bed- they do not exceptionally fine inner construction and pleasing outer beauty. Consists of full size bed, chest and choice of vanity or dresser in rich Walnut finish. One of the greatest values on our floors! Bigger and Better! GAS RANGE of Quality Heat Control . . Insulated Has Everything You Expect in a Range--February Sale 9-Pc. Dining Room Suite February Sale $QC QO Nine grand pieces: J J^ Buffet, extension table, china, host chair and 5 side chairs, regularly priced much higher. You'll be delighted with the rich walnut finish. A low price for furniture of Aaron quality and distinction! Quicker and pleasanter cooking with this modern range in shining porcelain and glistening chrome with striking black accents in the handles. Has convenient drop broiler. You may not have this opportunity again soon!

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