Indiana County Gazette

June 24, 1903

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Issue date: Wednesday, June 24, 1903

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Pages 1 - 8 of the Indiana County Gazette June 24, 1903.

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Indiana County Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1903, Indiana, Pennsylvania 111 v v r i TOLtTMB XIII INDIANA WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 1903 NUMBER 40 A GiJEflTlJGGESS largest Crowd in the History of M ana fas Here on Tuesday GREAT IKDUSTRIAL PARADE Soldiers Day Was Filled With Interesting Fun tor Everybody on Midway centennial The celebration of the of Indiana county on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week brought to town the largest assembly ever gathered within the of Indiana There is no of actually computing the number of the people who were here compari 8on being the only method of arriving 1 at even an approximate result There have been at times during county fair as many as people on the grounds the ticket re ceipts showing that When to that number there are added the several who would remain in town rnofcgoing to the fair it is safe to conclude that people have been here on previous occasions But every body is willing to concede that never before were anything like the number of people here last Tuesday in town Never before were the streets so denselv packed after the arrival of thetrains or during a parade And so there are estimates as to the size of the crowd ranging all the way from to V On Wednesday there were not so many people here yet Philadelphia street was black with them and all the regular aud excursion trains were crowded The people traveling southward on the train Wednesday evening were considerably startled and greatly de layed by an accident near Beed station The long tram of 10 coaches was packed with people and was drawn by two engines At a point near Reed for some reason the front engine left the track There was con siderable of a jolt and many passengers were greatly alarmed but no hurt It was necessary to send to Blairsville for the wreck trainto get the derailed engine onto the track This consumed time arid many persons preferred walking back to town to taking their chances of making con neotions at Intersection The train nnally got under way some three hours late There was very little disorder during the celebration the good be havior of the large crowds being a topic of comment by the visitors In the entire week but 15 arrests were made one of those locked up being Kansas City a professional pickpocket who was arrested by some P B B detectives On Friday the borough authorities ran a female pickpocket out of town The P B B detectives spotted a number of thieves on the streets and gave them notice that if any robberies were committed they would be arrested on suspicion this caused them to leave town On Monday evening 18 pickpockets Who were on their way to town to iwork the centennial crowds were put off the train between Pittsburg and Blairsville by these officers CENTENNIAL DAY rent Parade Representing ure of the Commemorative Addreaa Tired and excited thousands of people in Indiana sought their beds Monday night of last week hoping and prayin for fair weather on Tuesday Old Sof Appeared over Gompers hill early the 1 next morning with a smile the joyons ness of which was concealed by its very brightness and all through the day he did his best to make the cele bration the success it was The days program was so pregnant events that it was necessary to get an early start iu order to complete the program Some of the country delegations had started for town on Monday as they had long distances to conje The people were bustling around the streets long before the time for breakfast Early in the day aides and marshals were flying around arranging the details of the parade and getting the delegations in to place The Midway shows were ing to the din by their wheezy J and the loud blandishments of Dedication of Drinking Fountain TJje first Of the formal exercises of day was the dedication of the fountain presented by the fiman s Christian Temperance Union bis beautiful fountain has been pre described in these columns tatjds the curb in front of court house about midway between finance gate and the corner with two large United les flags when the people gathered tkeldediqation Mrs Belle Thomp Qf the Union presided Mrs M A liner a prominent member of 0 T UV lopae of the oldest pfl of town and one of the most sonjiributors to the fund for fQuntfaJn been the M COURT OF HONOR DURING TEE INDUSTRIAL PARADE lijioTijii LODGED women are so nobly contending As the flags fountain were drawn aside great applause brpkja forth A chorus saug a patriotic air after which Hon John P Elkiu in a pleasing address received the fountain on behalf of the people of the county The water was turned on by Mrs Eva G Thompson Prayer was offered r y Fur man America sung and the exer cises were over Opening of the Loan Exhibition At the conclusion of these exercises the formal opening of the loan exhibi tion in the court house occurred Mrs George B Stewart president of the New Century Club presiding The feature of this opening was a paper on the work of the women during the 100 years of the countys history prepared and read by Mrs Virginia White Hitchcock The Living Flag About 10 oclock the Normal School girls who were to constitute the Living Flag took their places on the great stand before the Court House Those who were to form the red stripes wore red caps and red shawls those form ing the white stripes being dressed entirely in blue field was made up of girls wearing blue caps and shawls and each of them had a large white star on her breast The effect was wondrously beautiful especially when the girls cheered and waved handkerchiefs of the proper color thus giving motion and life to the flag Under direction of Prof B E Owens they sang a number of patriotic airs and were repeatedly cheered Many visitors pronounced this feature the paramount one of the celebration and some of the traveling showmen who have been in the busi ness for years said it was the most successful thing they had ever seen along that line The Great Industrial Parade About 11 oclock the various dele gations from the country districts having arrived and having been assigned their places in the line the great parade got started The line was formed on North Ninth aud Water streets and proceeded over the follow ing route Prom Ninth street west on Phila delphia to Eleventh south on Eleventh to Dormitory in Normal School grounds through Normal grounds to Oakland avenue to Church street to Fifth to Philadelphia to Ninth wnere parade was dismissed As thei parade passed through the Court and before the Living Flag there was almost unceasing ap plause The various delegations were of course loudly cheered by their partisans and friends and a lot of good natured rivalry was noticeable The parade required alinost an hour to pass a given point and must have been over two miles in length It is impossible here to give a detailed de scription of the various exhibits in the parade but some of the principal features were as follows Judge Harry White Chief Marshal Ie4 the parade He followed by NORMAL STUDENTS PASS THE STATE EXAMINATIONS There is great rejoicing out at the Normal School today because last evening theState Board of Examiners announced that all the Seniors Mid dlers and Juniors whom the faculty had recommended as ready to take the examinations in their respective grades had passed In the Senior class are 80 in the Middle class 61 and in the Junior class 98 The Seniors who passed will be graduated next the exercises beginning with the baccalaureate sermon in the Presbyterian chruch on Sunday morning and terminating with Commencement exercises next Wednes day morning The names of the Seniors and of the Middlers who will he Seniors next year follow SENIOBS Barr Bellevue Berthel Opal Mount Pleasant Best Eliza beth Dravosburg Cameron Madge Indiana Cameron Maude In diana Campbell Mary Clarion Conliu Mamie Duquesue Gulp Daisy Arnold Cunningham Besse Indiana Davis Clarion Dickie Laura Indiana Fischer Carrie Edgewood Park Good Laura Pitcairn Greenwalt Metta Jeaunette Heck Edna Alle leuy Hirth Alice Homestead artiu Martha Pittsbnrg Max well Nelle Pittsburg Mumaw Grace Scottdale MoCleary Olive MoKeesport McElwain Lois Logans Ferry Beven Gertrude Indi ana Byan Isa New Brighton Silyerman Birdie Allegheny Simpson Viola Indiana Thomp son Lulu MnrrysviUe Wageley Frances Pittsburg Wagner Delia Allegheny Bowman E Clarion Kerr Thomas S Bimersburg MIDDLE CLASS Ankeney Elda Johnstown Beattie Mary New Alexandria Bee Jessie Johnstown Brady Carrie Brookville Brandt Emma Perrysville Brown Edith Pitts burg Bruce Sara Indiana Caddy Zenaida Johnstown Canan Jessie Johnstown Clark Effie Mc Keesport Dickie Belle Indiana Dunham M Blanche Johnstown Dunham Maude Johnstown Ellen berger Martha Flem ing M Elizabeth Shelocta Glass May Pittsburg Gocher Florence Johnstown Hamilton Besse Indi Harris Bertha Johnstown Harris Lillie Johnstown Harris on Anna Pittsburg Hasinger Stella Indiana Hillard Barbara Allegheny Hudson Nelle Kit tanning Hughes Margaret Johns town Jack Ida Pittsburg James Geuevieve Johnstown Kelly Mabel Indiana Lee Bess Oak mont Lewis Caroline Hollidays burg London E Gertrude Altoona Mercer Mary Saltsburg Miller Vera Johnstown Moorhead Phyllis Indiana Morris Vernie Johns town Mnsgrave Elizabeth Allegheny Myers Clo Indiana MaoAriinch BucJi Brookville McGraw Mary Allegheny Noble Margaret Mt Oliver Oppermau Ida Alle gheny Pollock Margaret Indiana Porter Helen Scottdale Price Pearl Pittsburg Randall Cecil Latrobe Robertson Maud Johns town Stern Florence Allegheny Swan Delia Indiana Swartz Elizabeth Wilmerding Wagle Mell Indiana Wagner Luella Altoona Warner Allegheny White Rose Johnstown Wood Clara Allegheny Wright Sarah Bellevue Wymau Mary E Allegheny Oreps Indiana Ferguson James Blairsville Hershberger J Elmer Indiana Tiffany Paul Indiana Young Miles Indiana bone mhis leg He walked home not knowing his leg was broken I caused him so much pain however that a physician was called who found the bone was broken and re duced the fracture TWO ON MONDAY A House Burned to the Ground and a Shed Struck by Lightning On Monday afternoon about 2 oclock the dwelling house of George Hamil ton at Frantz mill about three mileb from Ambrose caught fire and was burned to the ground Nearly everything in the house burned or destroyed It is thought the fire originated in the kitchen and was caused by a defective flue There was insurance on the property but it will not nearly cover the loss A shed belonging to B M Cribbs of near Eldersridge was struck by lightning on Monday and was burned The shed adjoined the barn but the wind was blowing favorably and the men were thus enabled to save the barn from the flames Italian f orftnen Tried to on Railroad fort Near Pariwooi II SHERIFFS DEPUTIES ON THE SCENE yine Men Were Bagged Eight of Whom Are Detained in Tail for Trial at Septem ber Court The first serious labor trouble to ornr in dbflflectiou with the of the railway in thia cc vmty was brought to a sudden at ion by posse of deputy sheriffs b Tween Parkwdod and West hrfi Thursday afternoon King Clement Shoemaker con tractors for the Eldersridge branch of the B P have about 675 men mostly Italians at work at a number of places along the line between Shelocta and Eldersridge Last week three of the laborers were discharged because they were not doing satisfactory work They de manded their pay which was not givdn them because of a strict rule thafe money is to be paid at stated times These discharged men andl their friends bppan to hunt trouble ou Wednesday They traveled from camp to camp trying to organize a strike and were successful in getting about 25 in all imo the movement They then announced that unless the discharged men were reinstated uo work could be clone They gathered at camp No 2 which is between Park wood and West Lebanon and grew very boisterous On Thursday morning when some colored teamsters went to the stable for their teams the strikers announced that they would allow no one to work and drove the teamsters away with stones John McClure a walking boss went to the stable and harnessed several teams with the assistance of the stable boss but when they attempted to take the teams from the stable the strikers surrounded them and threatened to do them bodily harm if they persisted in their effort So the horses allowed to remain in the stables B G Ketcham the foreman of a gang of laborers needed K couple of teams to go ahead withhis work His men said thev couldnt get the teams from the stable and Ketcham started to the stable to see what could be When he strikers came towards him threateningly One them supposed to be Antonio Ladeskii otherwise No 19 opened fire upwO Ketcham from the cover of a of bushes Ketcham pulled his revolver and returned the fire purposely high he says with the idea of Whfin THE SAFE WAS DYNAMITED Slake a Small Haul at tondale Potttofflce Between 1 and 2 oclock Monday mdrning a bold gang of robbert f prced an entrance into the Vintondale postoffice building through a rear window and with either dynamite or nitroglycerine shattered the safe in the place They secured a small amount of cash and stamps whose value is claimed to have been but little over were three at tempts to explode the safe ac intervals of about 10 or 15 minutes the third one being successful The building was not damaged much by the explosion although a hole was made in the ceiling The furniture was shattered There is no clue to the criminals John M Jones the postmaster is superintendent of Mines Nos 1 and 3 of the Lackawauua Coal Coke com pany at RAILROAD WORK PROGRESSING WorU Soon to Begin ou South Tunnel Opening Work on the B P railway in this couUty is progressing favorably although the extreme wet weather of the past 10 days has been considerable of a hindrance At the tunnel north of town the first heading is more than half way through the hill A steam shovel will be put to work at the south end iu a few days Oiiee this is in operation the grading through town will be gotten underway King Gltineut Shoemaker have nearly 700 uieu at work on the Elders ridge extension The telegraph line is building south from Punxsutawuey Poles have been delivered along the line to a point this side pf Marion Center and wires are now being strung Suiliha JLeg Brobeu evening Denny S same frM Peculiar Arrangement of Fingers An infant of Mrs Patrick Conroy of Bossiter this county has an un equal distribution of thumbs and fingers The left hand contains only the index middle and ring fingers and thumb of natural size while the right hand has four fingers and a naturally formed thumb and a combination thumb and Enlarging West End Hotel Landlord Honk has begun work on the enlargement of the popular West End hotel An addition 16 feet wide and 80 feet deep will be built on the east side and facing Philadelphia street It will be three stories high Work Begun on New Hotel 1 week ground was broken for the new hotel at Bolivar This will be one of the finest hostelries in this part of the state aud will be ready for occupancy next winter v Injured by Fall from a Iloutte Conrad McCurdy of near Davis while remodeling a house for Harry Seauor near Willet fell from the building a distance of 85 feet aud sustained serious injuries Building an Addition Mack Mack successors to J B Stuinpf will erect a wareroom on the lot in the rear of their store for the accommodation of the largo stock of goods which they will lay m George Uummem Elected At of the Bolivar School Board held last week George H Hum mers was elected principal of the public schools for the ensuiug term JUauy Visit the Jail On Tuesday of Centennial week persons visited the county jail and on Wednesday the number was in excess of a thousand The i commence demy wili be emng the strikers When he exhausted his ammunition made a rush for him and took to his heels 4 It was then seen that the men resolved upon preventing work Shoemaker who was on his way to the place was soon acquainted witb the situation and he decided that quJofc and action was necessary n6p only to prevent further rioting bat w teach the strikers a mudSneededl lesson Accordingly he telephoned to Indiana and warrants were sworn oute tor the arrest of some 20 of the leaders A posse of 19 deputies were sworn in and under Deputy Sheriff Wettling drove to the scene of the trouble inursday afternoon Notice of their coming had preceded them so that when they arrived at the scene of the trouble some of the wanted men had disappeared By searching through the woods and in the camp the deputies caught nine prisoners and loaded them in a wagon to bring them to town the leaders in the trouble being mffed Arrived iu town the prisoners were sommitted to jail to await a hearing aJi U Friday morning before Squire Grossman At the hearing the bosses several of the strikers were heard in evidence One of the men arrested1 was exonerated by Mr Shoemaker ud was released with the promise hat he would be allowed for the times N le had lost aud with an apology IQJ he mistake made in arresting him The others were committed to jail u default of bail iu the sum appear for trial at the Septem er court When this decree was made bnpwm o the men through an interpreter here was a pitiful scene in the Jus ices office The meu several of vhorn are little more than boys roke down aud wept They pleaded or mercy in pautomme and expostu lated against the ruling with all the vehemence ot their Latin makeup but it didnt go aud tlioy were back to jail Siuce this abortive attempt to work tliinps have been moving alona nicely cm the road v M Iyock u D M Fyock of Peuu Run purchased a farm from A M A of Eldertou The farm contains 6 acres and is situated ou Plum and onehalf ujjJts Gastowa Armstrong county Mr Pyook oou templates moving to the farm iu tha near future Another Don The Indiana County Gas a well ou the ;