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T he T re S tates U nion . U ; i . . i . X I I . N O . :J. _______ j _ PORT JER V IS, N. Y„ TH UR S D A Y , JA N U A R Y 18, 1912. * 1 . 5 0 P E R Y E A R . IS CifiitSSlDNS m «L1CTING Eugene Furman Gives Varioiis VersiOiii Lif Killing of His Brother, Theodore. ASSERTS HIMSELF GUILTY ONE l a t e s t “ C o n fession ,” a s R e p o r ted, jbnpllcates Euijene Hlinself. X>enles I t Five >£inutes lia- ter—Gist of Situation. M iaoietown, N. T., January loth, — ^The statem ent that the mystery of the body In the O. & W. car of cin­ ders had been solved seem s to have been erroneous. Eugene Furman, whose supposed confession, accusing his brother Joseph, of murdering? a third brother, Theodore Furman, the m issing 6 . & W. emploj^e, has made ao many statem ents that the police are still far from a solution of the mystery. Joseph Furman says Eu­ gene’s stories are a tissue of lies and the authorities are sure only of the fact that Eugene is gifted with a fer­ tile imagination. H is statem ents have been so at va­ riance with each other, and he has contradicted him self so often, that h e hng brought the officers around to the conclusion that his alleged confession Is true in all particulars with the ex­ ception of the vital point as to who fired the shot, and they are more than half convinced they say that Eugene him self is the guilty party. In fact, he made a statem ent Chief M'cCoach Saturday morning, that he was guilty of the crime, and that he cut the body in two parts alone. H e said that he carried it to, the car him self, and buried the upper part in one car and the lower in an­ other. Five minutes later, he contra­ dicted this story. According to the various statements as Mrs. Fuvinan many timc.s told the police Oil Wednesday. It is believed Rusene wits the weak .spot in the i-hain. and when con­ fronted I'l’d (iiiestioned al.oiit the whervU o i'ts of his iirother, he told a story.wliii-h !ie h.'ol sine<- -►-olized had put him “ in Iiad’’ witp Uie aiith-irl- tii-s. and In- has sinee told the eonfiict- h; , sti'i-'f-s, ill tiu* hi'|.e that they would d“' i> e that he ’s eak-mimded, or vi.se has i on ■' uhai t'o il he miule a mis’take when he spoke at cill. The police have several witnesses who heard a shot fired on New Year’s eve, about 11.50, and thought at the time it was in the B'urman home. These w'itnesses claim that they heard the shot and scream at that time, which is identical with the time which Eugene is said to have set in his latest confession. PRESENT STAT’US OF THE CASE. Eugene Furman Announces Him self as Muatlored— ^Brother Denies It. The Middletown Tim es-Press gives the following summary o f the various statements made by the Furmans of that city in regard to the body found in the car of cinders at Baker’s Switch, near Westbrookville, which is believed to have been that of Theo­ dore Furman : Jan. 11.— ^Eugene Furman declares that he saw his brother, Theo, killed by another brother, Joseph, in their home, 406 North street, this city, New Year’s eve, and that he helped Joseph carry the body which had been halved and placed in two bags, to two cars loaded with hot ashes from engines in the O. & W. yard, where thej- were covered over by Joseph. Jan. 11—^Joseph was told in the chief’s office of the charge of mur­ der made by Eugene. Joseph re­ torted by saying that Eugene lied. Jan. 11.— Mrs. Ellen . E. Furman denies all knowledge of the alleged murder and says she does not know where Theo is. Jan. 12.— Eugene retold his story in the presence of .Toseph, who told him he lied. Jan. 1.1.—rJoseph confesses that he ■was told by his brother, Webb, that Therf was killed, but he says Eugene did it and he helped the latter carry the body to the car. H e declares the murder occurred on November 13, and that the body lay in the cellar on a charge of forgery in the second degree. She was represented by Rendich & Gardner, and demanded an examination, which wag set down for FYiday afternoon. The mother gave her name .its El­ len E. Kurnian. The eompkaint on which the warrant was issued, al­ leges thill t.n or about the 28th daj of November last, she did commit the e r im e of fo r g e r y jn th e second d e g r e e . in that Webb Furman did forge .m order, and that she (Mrs. Furman) did u tter and co llect -from th e order, with intent to defraud the O. and W. and without any authority or right given her, for the collection of money due to Theo Puraian by the O. and W . road. The waxraht was based up­ on the depositions of Grant R. W il­ son and S p e c ia l Officer G e o r g e \Wood of the 0 . and W. Eugene Furman is nly eighteen years of age. riN[ MIDDLETOWN RESIDENCE BURNED --- 4 - --- Home of Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Wallace Was Destroyed Tuesday Morning, FIREMEN HAD A HARD FIGHT Intense Cold Made the Work - E x ­ ceedingly Difficult—Pastor o f M. E. Church liost H is Dlbrary .'Vmong' Other Belongings, Middletown, Jan. 17.— ^The home of Rev. Dr. Thomas R. W allace, pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, formerly of the Tremont Church, in New York, was destroyed by fire Tuesday with a loss of about $27,000. The house w a s form e r ly owned by J o h n Slauson, fo r m e r ly on e o f th e editors and proprietors of th e 'M id ­ dletown Press. The fire started in the basement at 11.10 o’clock and resisted an attempt to extinguish it CARDINAL FARLEY’S ROUSINjWELGOME Immense Throng Lined Broadway From the Battery to St, Fatrick's. HE TALKED TO REPORTERS Tlie Fope Wi>b in Splendid Health He Says, And There W as No Traee of His Form er Illness Apparent. “i By Associated Prees.> N e w York, Jan. 17.—-An im m e n s e throng lined Broadway, and the route from the b a ttery to St, P a t ­ rick's cathedral along which Cardinal B’arley drove in a carriage. As the C a rdinal passed the throngs cheered, Farley acknowleding the cheering by raising his red cap. Six thousand parochial choristers welcomed the Cardinal at the Ca­ thedral toy singing. Clad In brilliant robes Cardinal Hon-*sdale, Pa., Jan. 17.It is be­ lieved by some here that George Fergman, u, member of Honesdale Fire Co., No. 3, i>erished in the “Red Store Front ” fire early Sunday morning. B e r g m a n h a s n o t been heard of sin c e early S u n d a y m o r n ing, and grea t fear is fe l t for h is safety. H e w a s seen in E b e r h a r d t's cigar store about 4 o’clock in th e m o r n in g ,w h e r e h e h a d gone to w a r m up, and a thor­ ou g h search in tow n sin c e Sunday night has not revealed his where­ abouts. Mr. B e r g m a n is o n e o f th e b e st firem e n in th e com p a n y , a lw a y s in th ick o f t h e fight, and a hard w o r k ­ er. O w ing to th e frozen coi^dition of the men it was almost impossible to d istin g u ish one m a n from another,an d for th is reason, no one in th e com ­ pany can be sure o f h a v in g seen him an y tim e du r in g th e fire, except w h e n h e w e n t in th e cigar store to g e t w a r m . S in c e th a t tim e no trace of h im ca n be fou n d and it is feared th a t h is life h a s been sacrificed in the per­ form a n c e o f duty. George Bergman is a medium sized m a d e^y^g^gg^e, and which have beAn pu^ togsther hy the Chief and _ __ ___ __ ___ ^ _ ^ _ __ ____ rcanaeu an anc boiled down, the facts to which he a d - 1 -ivarm days until Decern- j chemicals. “ T o r . - ^ WUO : often left his home and w ent^ away, pj.ggg reporter and agrees to go at I a J.-1 ' mjjjnight with officers and show the route taken with the body to. the cinder cars. Points out where he stood on watch while he says Joseph buried the hags containing the parts in the hot ashes. Jan. 14.— Mrs. Furman is confront- j is b elieved ed by Joseph in the chief’s room and j the furnace. som etim es for a longer period than others. On one of these trips he left his home early in November, probably about the 14th, for it has been proven by the records of the O. &* W. that he made his last trip on the 13th. W h en the time for the pay car to be in Middletown on November 28,came around, Theodore had not returned, and his fam ily had heard nothing of him. At this time, his brother Webb, ac­ cording to Eugene, wrote an order for Theodore’s money, $22.50, which was due from the company, and sign­ ed Theodore’s name to it. H e sent Eugene to the pay car after the money, but the lad was unable to ob- Eugene went back to the house, and told his mother, and early the -next morning, Mrs, Furman went to the car with Eugene. She obtained the money, and used it. Theodore returned home about Christmas Day, and learned that his brother had forged the order for the money, and that it had been paid to his mother. He was angry about this m atter .and a fam ily quarrel ensued, in which he was told by his brothers that he had not done his share in helping pay for the house, as they ■^^lAd aSJO£d w h enU t was purchased. firemen were called out at 11.30 o’clock. Many failed to respond, ow­ ing to the intense cold. A second alarm w a s accord in g ly se n t in a t 2.10, and the Chief’s alarm was sounded a t 2.30. It w a s 8 o’c lo c k T u e sd a y morning when the recall was heard. The origin of the fire is not certain h a v e started L ensued, and in the 1 it is said that “ Joe ” struck ’ with a piece of ■his jaw. At this, ^'ith pain, and in- ‘ Joe ” drew a . This story. A heated quarr] course of this Eugene claims Theodore on the Iron pipe, toreakins Theodore screamed^ furiated with ang revolver and shot told by Eugene, is pai'^ly corroborated by the fact that both Distler and Dr. Tice, who e x a m i n « the remains o f the body at Police H ^ d q u a r ters on Thursday, found that the' lower jaw was at least an inch and h. half out of line, which would be tihe case if the fight had taken place as ’-now s tat­ ed by Eugene. ' \ Frightened almost lo despioration ^ by what had been done, the brVthers Ade hurried efforts to get rid Gf^the py. and being fam iliar with In n e r of loading the cars of cinders, ■ y took the’ body to the car and nped it in according to Eugene. is rumored about Police Head- Itrters that Eugene now claim s that I body w a s'cut up, and part put in I car and part in another, and on information, the authorities are r endeavoring to locate all the which were in the switch that ^ h t , filled with cinders. t)n the strength that this statem ent accredited to Eugene is true, i t is W ble^ the police say, that the Vbers of the fam ily m ight have ■ded on a story that Eugene had he tell.-- her that she knows that Theo w is m ’.i-dei’e I in the house b> Eugene. Mrs. Furman asks how he can tell such a story, and Joseph re­ plies that he has been “treated like a dog” in his cell and that he told it to get out of trouble. He then denies •all knowledge of the murder. Jan. 14.— ^District Attorney Rogers questions Mrs. Furman, but fails to elicit anything but a denial of the whole story. Jan. 14.—-Police and others spend nearly eight hours questioning Eugene in the cell, when he finally confesses -he shot Theo with a rifle, cut the body in twain ^vith an axe and carried it to the cars himself. Jan. 14.— Eugene’s confession read to Joseph and he declares his broth­ er Is out of his mind. H e denies his previous story, saying Eugene did it and defies the police. FURMAN H E ld) FO R GRAND JURY Brother Joseph and Mother Also Ar­ raigned on Charges in Con­ nection With. Case. • Engene Furman, Joseph Furman and Mrs. Ellen E. Furman were ar­ raigned Tuesday afternoon before Recorder Thompson, In connection with the finding of the alleged body of Theo Furman in a cinder car of the O. and W. at Baker’s Switch, on the Monticello branch, on Monday, January 8th. Eugene Furman was arraigned on a charge of manslaughter in the first degree. H e was represented by J. E, Barnes, after a tilt with Ivan A. Gardner, of the firm of Rendich & Gardner, who had been retained by the mother to defend her interests. HD waived examination, through his atuomey, and was held to await the action of the Grand Jury, which meets ott' the first Monday in Febru- Joseph Furman was arraigned on a charge c'f being an accessory to a felony, in cbat he aided his brother, Eugene, in, concealing the facts con­ cerning th,?, death of Theodore. He was represe*nted by Rendich & Gard­ ner, through). Ivan A. Gardner, and demanded an -examination, which was set down for ■'iVednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. A surprise -was sprung, when Mrs, iif 1 # Dr. W allace discovered the fire and before the arrival of the firemen, had called th e other members of the fam ­ ily, consisting of his wife, an aunt, Miss McCormick, who m akes her home with the family, and the four children of Dr. and Mrs. Wiallace. By the time they w e re aroused, the smoke was so thick in the house that they believed there was imme diate danger, and while Dr. W allace carried the children to the homes of George A. W aldorf and Robert Lee- mon, wrapped in blankets and at­ tired only in their night clothes, Mrs. W allace and Miss McCormick also made their escape. Mrs. W allace was attired only in her night robe taking time only to put on a pair of shoes, while Miss McCormick was more for­ tunate, and succeeded in saving some of her clothing. The fam ily succeeded in getting sa f e ly out of the house before the arrival of the firemen. It was a hard fight for the firemen, the terrific hold freezing the water to their gloves and com p elling frequent relays of men to keep up the battle. It was a fine residence, beautifully fu r n ish e d . The loss included Dr. Wal- la.ce’s library, which he had spent years in collecting. Insurance amounts to about $15,- CARDINAL FARLEY. Farley g<^e an Informal reception aboard the Berlin to half a hundred newspapermen, and talked freely for half an hour about his visit to Rome. “ I’m glad to get home,” he said. ■ I had a splendid trip across, and was fortunate in escaping seasickness. I found the Pope in splendid health. His eye is as bright, as his mind, and his mind was as bright as the morn­ ing. There was no trace of liis former illness.” The auditors of Pike county have completed their task of auditing the acounts of the county. The report shows a balance of $2,318.67 in the treasury, $541.79 due from the state primary election expense, and $65.04 due from the colelctor of Palmyra township and the outstanding bills amount to $818.46. The largest dis- _ ^ bursements were for bridge and road tway. and was ” way out west,” j FurmM, the Another, was arralgnod building. Newton Wants Experim ent Station. A Government Experimental Sta­ tion will be located a t Newton, N. J-i if the farmers within ten m iles will raise $900. The sum needed la $2,700 of which the Government will give $900. The Lackawanna has agreed to give $900. A com mittee from the Board of Trade has been appointed to endeavor to raise the amount needed. TAKEN TO COUNTY HOUSE. Montague Man Benevolently Looked After by Neighbors. Montague, N. J., Jan. 15. — John Ostrander, to whom Mr, and Mrs. Bode gave a home for some months past, previous to their departure for the city, had a comfortable room fit­ ted up with cook stove, utensils, pro­ visions, etc. iSince their departure, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hooker and fam ­ ily have been kindly looking after him, but they found he would have to have medical attention, so had com mittee called, when arrangements were made for his removal to the county house, where he will have good attention. H e was taken there today by 'Mr. Frank Barnes. Mr. Henry Merring has leased the Mrs, Ann Shimer farm for the period of 3 years. It is now occupied hy Mr. Mr. Teller has leased his farm (formerly the Robt. Armstrong farm ) to 'Mr. Treschler and fam ily for three years. Mr, Teller and fam ­ ily will spend their summers there. The residence which Mrs. Lina Stahl has had in the course of erec­ tion is now com pleted and she mov­ ed in last week. This is one of the many improvements going on on the River Road. The coldest weather was reported to be 30° below zero. Lateer and family. Mr. Merring will take possession April 1st. Pike County Auditing Completed, EEARED TNAT GEORGE BERGMAN LOST HIS LIFE IN THE DIG DONESDALE EIRE man and is about 4S years of age. He is employed at the Penwarden Man­ ufacturing Company. Two of his sons ure glass cutters and live either at Deposit or Lestershire. He was a m e m b e r of Honesdale Fire Company He has a wife and children at home anxiously awaiting his return. One of his younger children talks about his papa, and says: “ Oh, l wish my pa­ pa would come home ! ” But, so far as Bergman is concerned, all is is- silen c e and m y stery. There is a Sunday train that leaves Honesdale on the Delaware and Hud­ son at 11 o’clock a. m., and some sug­ gested that he may have gone out of town on that train'. If so, the mystery is as great as ever, for why would he do that ? The impression that the missing man is under the ice and wreck of the ruins will not down. In the meantime Mrs. Bergman is prostrated over her great grief and loss, tl is reported today that last night she was not expected to live. Surely, if Mr. Bergman was alive he would hasten to his stricken home and suffering family. Taken to Orange Farm. 'Commissioner of Charities Bonnell took to Orange Farm Friday Lewis Hautman, an aged man who, while wandering around the city on Thurs­ day, was struck by a sleigh load of hooppoles a t Tri-States. Hautman was lodged over night at the city jail but could give no acfeurate statement concerning him self. H e is evidently mentally unbalanced and is in a fee­ ble condition. When the harness is stolen, not trace of it Is left fay the thief. TOWN ROADS IN NEW YOm STATE Fine Examples of Cheap Con­ struction Shown By Hon. Frank D. Lyon. LECTURES lOMEN OFCHURCHES Deputy State Highway Coumiissioiier Tells of “ Internal Improve­ ments In State o f New Yorlc at Dutch Refornjed Church. Representatives of the Men's Cir­ cle, Drew ' Brotherhood, Baracas, Burghers and Brotherhood of St. An­ drew, in all about 100 men, were the guests on Monday night at the R e­ formed Church Chapel of the Dutch Arms to hear the illustrated lecture by Hon. Prank D. Lyon, of Albany, Dep­ uty State Highway Commissioner, on “ Internal Improvements in the State of New York,\ The visitors were cordially greeted by President DeW itt and the officers of th e Arms on their arrival a t the chapel, and when all was in readi­ ness, the company adjourned to the Sunday school room upstairs,where, for nearly two hours, all were inter­ estingly entertained and instructed by the address of Mr. Lyon, who was cleverly introduced 1-y' President Mr. Lyon, in the early part of his address, dwelt at some length on the great project of the water supply for New York City for which $262,000,000 is being expended at various points in the state. He believed that if state aid had been given to the cities the upper Hudson vallejr for sewage disposal plants, and an intake plant put in the Hudson above the salt wa­ ter line that New York City years /ago would have had ample water storage at less expense. / The state recently voted $101,000,- 000 for the. barge canals, and this means on their c-ompletion cheap transportation by water of the min­ eral, cereal and agricultural products of the west and Canada by .w a y of Montreal, Oswego and Buffalo. In the Mohawk River, the rise between the ocean and the lakes is only 517 feet, while on the railroads the rise in som e points reaches 1,500 to 1,- 800 feet. Seventy cars o f grain are hauled in a single train on the rail­ roads of the state, while the 2,000- ton barges can be hauled by a 65- horsepower tug at th e cost of $1.25 a ton for 1,000 miles by water. The completion of the barge canal will cheapen the cost of products to the consumer hy less cost of transporta- ' The greater part of his address was taken up with matters relating to the highways of the state, of which there are 80,000 miles. Over 3,000 miles of state road, 3,200 miles of macadam road, and 8,000 miles of gravel road have been constructed since the state bond issue of $50,000,- 000 for good roads was authorized. Much applause was elicited when Mr. Lyon said that the route for Road 4A down the valley from Hancock to Port Jervis was the best that could possibly be selected ! His analysis of the various kinds and cost of con­ struction of roads showed that he was thoroughly fam iliar with his subject by reason of 18 or 19 years of experience in the service of the State Engineer and Surveyor, Building Was OwnedL^intly by O, M# Rettigue and W. J. R e if— Was On© of Honesdnle’s Landmarks. Honesdale, Jan. 14. — An ice-feS'-^’ tooned ruin is all that remains today oC the “ Red Stone Front,” a historitt business block on Main street, thlC city. Icicles fantastic in shape coveiP the walls and cling to the windows of the big store front, all that rem a in* Of the building after the fire that, b€-» ginning at 2 o’clock, this morning^: when the thermometer marked 3* degrees below zero, had eaten its way through two general stores, two laWi offices, a music studio, and a photo­ grapher’s shop, causing a loss tha4 will exceed $35,000, and that is only Mr. Lyon insisted that it was notl'P^rtly covered’ -by insurance. Froze*. fire hydrants, bursting hose a n * ■a w ise p o licy to build expensive boulevards through th e sta t e w h e r e a ch e a p e r form of road m e t th e n e e d s of local traffic.- H is pictures showed some fine roads in different parts of the state that have been built by the towns at an exceedingly low cost. ‘The possibilities of this lo­ cal work and the tremendous saving that it means to the taxpayers made Mr. Lyon’s argument a weighty one. It was a fascinating topic to every one who has ridden over roads or considered the subject even casually and a,wakened a strong interest in every one present. Mr. • Lyon, when asked about oiling roads, said that it depended on the soil and local condi­ tions. H e favore4 the use of taivia as a top dressing deep as the calks on the horse’s shoes penetrate. Mr. Lyon advised the use traction engine on the local streets to necessary hauling, honing,etc. The sugge.stion was received with ap­ plause, -------- ---------- CRIST TO BE SENTENCED. Man Arrested Here For Forgery of Fri© Check, ' TPieads Guilty to Grand Larceny, Second Di^ree. Changing his plea from not guilty of forgery in the second degree on© of grand larceny in the second degree, in County Court Tuesday af­ ternoon, Frederick B. Crist, arrested in Port Jervis for raising a pay check of the Erie Railroad vember 2, 1910, from $8.27 to $80.27, will be sentenced by Judge Seeger some time this week. When arraigned on Monday, Janu­ ary 8th, Crist pleaded not guilty, and Attorney Raphael Egan was assigned to defend him. Crist was an employe of the Erie Company. The penalty for forgery, second de­ gree, is about ten years, and for grand larceny, second degree, five years. $35,000 EIRE IN HONESOM^SUNDAY With Mercury at 35 Below tfepE Firemen Had a Strenu­ ous Time. — ^ i GAVE THEM A TEN HODRFIGHT PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILED. Hundreds in Danger as Coaches Leave Track Near Newburgh. Newburgh, N. Y„ Jan. 16. — The lives of two or three hundred pass­ engers were endangered when three ■coaches attached to a W est Shore train en route to W eehawken were derailed about eight miles south of Newburgh Tuesday night. It was re­ ported her© that four or five peraons were hurt, but none of them seri- A broken flange Is said to have caused the derailment. The passen­ gers on the derailed cars were trans­ ferred to another train and continued their trip to New York, frost-bitten fingers impeded th e fire­ men in their work of fighting th » blaze and saving adjoining property,, but at noon, after a 10-hour fight, th« fire was under control. Hundreds of feet of hose that be­ longed to the local fire companie* have been destroyed by bursting, th® weather being so cold that the w a « -- ter in the hose froze the minute ‘ th « force with which it was being pump* ed on the fire abated. At noon the city officials telephoned to Scranton for more hose, and Director of Publia Safety W. G. O’Malley, of that place, sent 1,000 feet of two and one-half, inchlhose here by expresss. * The “ Red stone Front ” building; was owned jointly by O. M. Pettigu© and W. J. Reif. It was 45x75 in siz« and three .stories. Mr. Pettigue occu­ pied the main floor and both upper floors of one side of the building w it* ■ a -general store. Mr. fleif’s store wa* located on the ground floor of th«r other side of the building, and th© second floor was ocupied by the law offices of Homer Green and Charls# A. McCarthy and the music studios o f Miss Mabel Broad. The third floor w a « used as a photographer’s studio by J . A. Bodie. Everything in the building was destroyed. Mr. Greene’s loss will pass $2,500 in actual property loss; and added to that am ount the fire co.nsumed valuable historical and lit* erary papers that can never be re­ placed. Nothing v/as saved from any of the stores or offices, attempts to save property being given up w h e a O. M. Pettigue, Jr,, was carried h a lf smothered from his father’s store» where he had tried to save som& books and papers. YlTien the fire was discovered short­ ly after 2 o’clock the building was- a mass of flames. All the city fire com­ panies were routed out, but their work was impeded seriously by tho cold. Fire hydrants had to be thawed* i hose burst every few minutes, the water shot into the flames turned into ice as soon as it fell building, the icicles forming im m ^ ately and growing in size u n t U ^ front walls were almost a solid | ice. Ice, water and smoiq slight damage to the stock In i bacco store of J. Eberhardt^ building to the south of th e ^ Firemen Summoned from (Monroe, Jan. 15. — Fire caus< about $1,000 damage to, the resid e n t and furniture of Ezra W elling id this place Sunday morning a b o u t i 11.30. The fire was announced fr o n t i the pulpits of the Methodist a n d 'I Presbyterian churches and firemen, went from the pews to the fire. They saved Mr, Hayes' house which wag « t one time in danger of catching fire. Erie Leads in Promptness. _ In the fifth annual report of the Public Service Commission, Second District, attention Ig called to the im­ provement in maintaining schedules on steam railroads, the Erie Railroad leading with an average of 3.3 minutes late per train reported in 1911, as against 5.1 per train late in 1910; the Pennsylvania Railroad record being 3.9 in 1911, as against 8.9 in 1910. InstaUa^on o f Orpab Rebekalis. ‘Orpah Rebekah Lodge, No. 29, Daughters of Rebekah, installed their new officers for 1912 at their m eeting held in Odd Fellows’ Hall on Tuesday evening. Following the In­ stallation a fine supper was served, which was enjoyed by the large at­ tendance of members and a delight­ fu l ly informal social tim e was had by all. Dwelling B u m s, a Total Logs. ' The house of John Davis, located about a mile from Westbrookville* caught fir© from a defective chim n ey on Monday afternoon and burned to the ground with all of its contents., Mr. Davis suffers‘a total loss. Fall of Aged. Monticello Woman. A few days ago Hrs. Philander Av­ ery, of Monticello, 83 years of age, fell, cutting her head against a chair. She Is at present in a very serious condition and under the doctor’s carei. P o s t Reduced to Seven. Capt. John W alker Post, No. 98, G. A. R., of Branchville, starting with «; membership of 150, has but seven men left. Because there are not enough members to fill the officers* posts, they are considering the ad­ visability of disbanding.

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