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T he T re S tates U nion . L X I I . N O . 4 . POET JS K V I S .N . Y.. TH UK S D AY, JA N U A R Y 25, 1912. $1.50 P E E YEAR. mm WESSES lo having set EI k E to his shop to get insurance Samuel Trebelsky and Jacob Auerbach Make Statements to Police Explaining Blaze Which Did $o,000 Damage in Frame Build­ ings at Front and Pike Streets Tuesday Morniiig. MEN SEEN COMING FROM BUILDING SOON BEFORE FIRE WAS DISCOVERED Joseph Johnson the Principle Loser, His Building Being Practically Destroyed—Prompt and Efficieiit Work of the Firemen Averted a Fire of Very Serious Extent. / (F rom Daiy Union of Jan. 23). T h a t th e fire w h ich did $8,000 dam ­ ag e in th e fram e stru c tu res a t P ike an d F r o n t streets, this city, early this m o rning, was of incendiary origin, th e r e can be little doubt. A t police h e a d q u a rters about noon Policem e n B rown and C am p b ell ex­ am ined Sam u el Trebelsky an d secur­ ed a statem e n t as follows : “ I m e t Jacob A u e rbach on Sunday night in a pool p a r lo r on D e lancey street. N e w Y o rk City. H e asked m e if I w a n ted to go to w o rk fo r him and I agreed to do so. H e (A u e rbach) then ask e d m e if I w a n ted to m a k e some m o n ey. I told him I did in an hon'est an d rig h t way. H e w o u ld not tell m e in w h a t way. On th e sam e n ig h t he told m e he w a n ted to m a k e a fire, as he h a d $500 insurance and would give m e $100 if I would help him . I ag r e e d to help him . On M onday n ig h t A u e rbach cam e into the pool parlor, intoxicated, played cards and lost som e m oney. H e paw n ed his overcoat fo r $5, w ith w h ich money h e bought tickets for P o r t Jervis. ;:^e le f t a_^one o’clock th is m o rning on th e E rie’s S o u thern T ier E x p ress, and we arrived a t 3 40 o’clock. W e w a lked up F r o n t street to Sussex, Sussex to Ball, Ball to Pike to th e h a r b e r shop. W h e n we w e n t in A u e rbach took a cot and m a ttress and a box of towels in the back room w ith a bundle of papers and lit the papers w ith a m a tch. I was frightened an d ra n to th e fro n t room . A u e rbach took two draw e rs out of the case and lit tow els w h ich w e re in them . I ran o u t of th e shop down Ball street. Af­ terw a rd s A u e rbach caught up to me on B a ll street. W e w e n t to the board­ ing house and w e n t to sleep. This m o rning afte r breakfast we cam e b a c k to th e shop. A u e rbach w e n t in th e shop w h e re we w e re arrested.” ‘ Trebelsky signed this statem e n t and m a d e affidavit to the sam e before C ity C lerk Jo h n F. Cleary.. A f ter an exam ination of five hours b y C h ie f of Police W ilkin, Policem en C a m p b ell and Brown secured a con­ fession from A u e rbach in w h ich he stated th a t he set fire to the re a r of th e shop and Trebelsky, to the fro n t of th e shop in the two draw e rs of the case. H e also stated th a t he was financially em b a rrassed and was u n ­ d e r th e influence of liquor. W h ile in N e w Y o rk City, on S a turday and Sunday h e gam b led aw ay about $40 an d paw n ed his overcoat to get $5 ca r f a r e fo r Trebelsky and him self to P o r t Jervis. Held for G*hnd Jury. ed afterw a rd s by two alarm s fo r the second district. The m e m b e rs of th e E rie hose com p a n y w e re first on th e ground an d h a d w a ter pouring on th e b u rn ­ ing building before th e city firem en arrived. There was as usual a prom p t response of the fire fighters with full ap p a ratu s and th e steam e r an d soon several pow e rful stream s of w a ter were b rought to b e a r on th e 'flam es w ith th e resu lt th a t afte r an ho u r’s fight th e fire w a s und e r control and th e recall w a s sounded a t B.20 o’clock. Fh*e’s Oiigin. T h e fire is believed to have been of incendiary origin and started in th e re a r of th e b a r b e r shop of Jacob A u e rbach in th e Johnson building a t 69 P ik e street. A u e rbach an d a b a r ­ b e r in his employ, it is learned, h a d ju s t retu r n e d from New Y o rk on th e E rie’s S o u thern T ier E x p ress a t 3.27 a. m., an d afterw a rd s cam e up to the shop w h e re they rem a ined a sh o r t tim e . Policem a n Steinbach, on duty on P ik e street, saw th e m leave th e shop, com e up P ik e street and tu r n down B all street. A b o u t lO m inutes later th e building w a s discovered In flam es a t t h e rear. The blaze spread rapidly th ro u g h th e flimsy wooden fram e building to th e office of R o b e rt H. Bowly, on th e second floor, and dow n s tairs to th e store of Tobaccon­ ist S. W. Sm ith, g u ttin g these prem ­ ises and destroying th e roof. The m e a t m a r k e t of F r a n k P. W o llner in th e B a u e r building a t 73 P ik e street w a s dam a g ed by w a ter an d sm o k e to th e extent of $5^0. A slig h t blaze spread around th e cornice of th e V a n F leet building b u t *was soon ex­ tinguished. Damage Estimates. R o b e rt H. Bowly’s loss is $^’.(>0, no insurance; S. W. Sm ith’s loss is $2,®00, p a rtially covered by insurance; Geo. Zades, bt.oti)lack stand, $100 dam age, no insu ance; J. Auerbach, harb e r shop, loss covered by insurance. The r .uf of the Van F leet building at the corner of F ro n t and Pllte streets was slightly dam a g ed by holes being cut in th e tin roof by th e firem en Schoonover and K a lm b a c h ’s, the clothiers’ stock of trunks and trav e l­ in g bags in th e secon d story was con ­ sid e r a b ly d a m a g e d by w a ter, b u t the C lothing on the first floor wa.s p r o ­ tected by oil cloth covers. Mr. Joseph Johnson, owner of the l)uilding occupied by M essrs. S. W. Smith, R. H. Bowly and Jacob A u e r­ bach, is th e heavie.st lose. . his loss being about $5';000, w ith no insur­ ance, owing to the alm o s t prohibitive rate. This building is practically ru ­ ined. Mr. Johnson greatly appreciates ; 1 ruwn and I'am p b e ll found four ra ­ zors, three pairs of clippers and three I>airs of shears on the case and also |disco\ere(l fire in two draw e rs of the I t*a.se w h e re there were towels on fire. T h ere had lieen no fire on the outside or under the case and the edges of the draw e rs were charred. The room baol<^ of tile ,«l'ep was ('CfUi)ied by a cot for a sleeping room, and it is i)e- lie . ed th a t the fire started in this I ( om and spread through the rear of this building. F irem a n George H. Fordyce was in charge of the steam e r and did first class work. Incendiaries Taken to Jail. Sergeant F. A. B rown and Police­ m an Stephen Cam p b ell took Jacob A u e rbach and Sam u el Trebelsky to the county jail a t Goshen on Erie train 30 W e d n esday to aw iat the action of the Grand Ju r y on charges of arson in the second degree. The prisoners have been k e p t separate at all tim e s since th e ir arrest. T h e ir de­ p a r tu r e was w itnessed by a large crowd of citizens a t the E rie depot. jug, A u e rbach and ‘Trebelsky w e re I and the th e fact th a t, although it arraigned he^* r e Justice H o lbrook in Impossible to save his property, the th e police court this aftern o n on a neighborhood buildings were saved ch a r g e o i arson in th e second degree. T h e co u r t room w a s packed w ith firem e n and citizens who w e re deeply Interested in th e c ^ e . A u e rbach pleaded guilty and waiv­ ed exam ination, while Trebelsky pleaded guilty to being an accessory before th e fact, but not guilty of the charge of arson. B o th m en were com m itted to the county jail a t Goshen to aw a it the action of th e G rand Jury. To th e vigilance and persistent in­ vestigation of Policem en B rown and Cam p b ell is due the apprehension of th e two incendiaries who expected to m a k e som e easy m oney. Firemen’s Efficient Work. W h a t m ight have been a serious fire, involving heavy loss of property waa prevented b y th e vigorous w o rk o f th e P o r t Jerv is F ire D e p a rtm e n t tin d e r th e efl3cient direction of C h ie f W h e a t an d A s s is tant C h iefs Scales an d Howell shortly a f t e r fo u r o’clock this m o rning w h en, a f te r a h a r d |!g h t, th e y extinguished a blaze in h e block of wooden fram e buildings 65-67-S9-71 P ik e street, n e a r ■ont street, ow n e d by th e V a n rieet estate, Jo s e p h Johnson an d bacob B a u e r . R e s idents o f th e city L ’o re aroused a t first, by th e sh a r p flo w i n g of th e E r i e |n g i n e w h is tles ind la t e r by th e b l g l sk^yp w h istle (oundlng th e alarm —.fco rro o tly — fo r I third district, and B l o k l y foUow- nei£!hborhood building s were from destruction. Liverym a n W. J. Youngs, whose stables a t 10 Sussex street adjoined the burned buildings, moved out his horses and carriages to a place of safety as soon as he arrived at th.» Re.scucxl. A dog th a t was in the store of Mr. S. W. Sm ith was overcom e by sm o k e and was rendered unconscious. Mr. Sm ith secured the anim a l and took him to C lark’s restau ran t, w h e re he was revived. W h ile the fire was in progress, an investigation as to its direct cause was m ade liy Chief E n g ineer W h eat, Coroner E. J. H a rding and the city police w ith th e result t h a t S a rgeant F. A. Brown and 'Policem a n Cam p b ell arersted Jacob A u e rbach and Sam ­ uel Trebelsky, the b a r b e rs a t 69 P ike street, on th e charge of,^ attem p ted arson. The m en were placed in the city jail. D istrict A ttorney Thom a s C. Rogers, of M iddletown, was notified of th e ease. A ttorney W ilton B ennet assisted th e authorities In the inves­ tigation. C o roner E d g a r J. Hurdling under the state law, is empoweredi to m a k e a full inquiry into a case of fire incendiary origin. F ire In Towel Cabinet. The police and firem en on entering A u e rbach’s shop took out two chairs and cup case, an d later, a f te r condi- tiona cooled down a little, Policem en New School B u ildings Pra<“tical1y Finished. ^ Mr. C, E. Maxson, of the firm of Maxson & Hill, contractors on the new school huildings, left Tuesday evening for his hom e in Jersey City. The new buildings are now' practically com p leted. - -------- ---------- D e fendant F in e d T e n Dollars. F r a n k B, H irst, of Quicktown, P ike county. Pa., w a s fined $10 by Justice H o lbrook in th e police court on Sun­ day m o rning fo r public intoxication and disorderly conduct. H e h a d been arrested by Policem en Higgins and G rant. SlARl NEW Y.M.C.A. BUILDING IN SPRING Plans Approved and There Is Only the Weather To Wait ’ For Now. $9,578.59 RECEIVED TO DATE Exclusive of H a rrim a n ’s and E r i e ’s Subscriptions.— B u ilding W ill B e C o n structed by The H a rrim a n Industi’ial Construction Co. A m e e ting of the B o ard of Trustees of the Y. M. C. A. was held in the of­ fice of Dr. Sw a rtw o u t on Monday evening. There w e re present P resident H. O. R o s e n k rans, trustees J. H e rbert K irk, Dr. H. B. Sw artw o u t, F. R. Sal­ mon, and directors F. B. Tucker, Dr. W. L. Cuddeback an d Jo h n H. Woods, and General Secretary' Chas. H. Tur- A com m u n ication was read from Mr. J. C. S tuart, vice-president and general m a n a g e r of the Erie, in which it was stated th a t Mrs. E, H.\ H a r r i­ m a n had exam ined and approved th e plans and specifications for the new Y. M. C. A. building an d t h a t th e con- .struction of the sam e would be com ­ m enced as early in the spring as possible. It was also stated by Mr. Stuarl th a t the building would be construct­ ed by the M r r im a n Industrial Con­ struction Co.', w ith Mr. C h arles T. Ford in charge. The t reasu rer of the Board of Trus- teees, Mr. Chas F. Van Inwegen, p re­ sented a re p o r t showing cash receive.’ to date of $9,578.59. This is exclusive of the funds subscribed by Mrs. H a r ­ rim a n and th e E rie Company. Goshen Dawyer W eds a t W averly. W averly, N. Y., Jan. 2 0.— T h e m a r­ riage of Miss Ellen Lym an Sawyer to J. Floyd H a llstead, of Goshen, was solem n ized a t the bride’s hom e Chem u n g street, W e d n esday evening a t 6 o’clock. The bride, who was the d a u g h ter of the late em inent banker, J. T. Sawyer, was th e recipient of m a n y exquisite gifts. Mr. and Mrs. H a llstead left on the L a c k a w a n n a train going east a t 10 o’clock. They will reside a t Goshen, N. Y., w h e re Mr. H a llstead is a prom inent lawyer. H e a ring as to N a rrow s b u rg Crossing. On F riday a t A lbany a hearing will be h a d upon th e petition of the town of Tusten, Sullivan county, as to the elim ination of the grade crossing of the E rie R a ilroad a t N a rrow sburg. 12 D e aths, 16 B ir th s in November. D u ring Novem b er th e re w e re 12 deaths and 16 b irth s in P o r t Jervis. In th e sam e m o n th M iddletown had 33 deaths and 22 births, according to th e bulletin of the S tate B o a rd of H e a lth. ERIEISEAVORABLY TAlKEDMflUTNflW ^ Its Earnings and Present Pros­ perity Are Commanding Re­ spect in the Street. TALK OF A NEW TERMINAL Koafl Could R e a d ily R a is e th e Neees- sary F u n d s F o r Such a Project. Dividends on P i’eferred Stock A re Expected. The New York Evening Sun under a heading “ News for Investors,” makes the following comment on the F rom W a b ash the talk drifted to Erie. “ Think of it,” said the first broker, “ fo u r years ago th e re was nothing in the air fo r E rie b u t receiv­ ership. And now they are talking about p u tting up a big new term inal in Jersey City ! ” “ B e tter still,” said the other, “ it w o n ’t be m a n y years.or perhaps months,before there will be dividends on the preferred stocks. It’s a fine property, and all you’ve got to do is to look a t its earnings state­ m ents to see w h a t good m a n a g e m e n t can do.” T h a t’s the way the Street g e n e rally /talk s about E rie nowadays. The days when every new spaper office h a d its “ o b it.” all ready to follow an. announcem e n t t h a t the road had pass­ ed into the hands of a receiver have been forgotten. The “ o b its ” them ­ selves have been forgotten. The road is spoken of often w ith respect and som etim e s w ith enthusi­ asm . And the reasons are here: Gross earnings, 1907-1908, $49,784,236; 1910-1911, $56,649,908; net earnings, 1907-1908, $8,752,540; 1910-1911, $ 16 , 404 , 607 ; operating ratio, 1907 - 1908, 82.42 per cent.; 1910-1911, 71 per cent.; 1907-1908, a deficit of $2,- 199,226; surplus, 1910-1911, $5‘,390,- 412; available for dividends, 1907- 1908. nothing; 1910-1911, $2.52 a share on th e comirlon stock afte r al­ lowing for 4 per cent, dividends on each of the preferred stocks. The com p any m ay not be contem p lating the erection of a new term inal, but the fact rem a ins th a t it could readily raise the funds for it if any such plan w e re adopted. In recent m o n ths it has been able to take traffic away from the New York Central and the Pennsylvania and it can p u t freight down in New York City cheaper than either. EERIE PROTESTS ABOUT ORDER. Files Reasons Why It Should Not Pi’ovide Individual Dunking Cups. Trenton, N. J., Jan . 20.— ^The E rie R a ilroad and Its allied roads, the Susquehanna and New Jersey and New Y o rk R a ilroads, today filed In th e S u p rem e C o u rt a list of reasons fo r n o t obeying th e orders of th e P u b lic U tilities Comm ission com p e ll­ ing railroad com p a n ie s to provide In­ dividual drinking cups in th e ir cars. The claim is m a d e th a t th e re is no legal duty on th e p a r t of railroads to provide eith e r w a ter or cups; th a t do­ ing so is entirely voluntary, an d th a t th e com m ission h a s no jurisdiction. I t is also claim e d th a t train s are not public places w ithin th e m e a n ing of th e com m o n cup law. R O D E ON T H E E N G IN E PIDOT. Tliinly Clad Man Stood It for 20 Miles w ith M ercury Below Zero. As No. 5, New Y o rk and Chicago flyer on th e N. Y., O. «& W., started from C adosia a t 11.30 p. m., on th e n ig h t of Jan u a r y 6, a m a n clam b e red on th e pilot of th e engine and crouched u n d e r th e boiler head. A yard m a n , who was too fa r aw a y to stop th e train , had seen him clim b ­ ing on th e engine and notified th e op­ erator, who called up W a lton, th e next stop, and told them to look out for th e m a n w h e n th e train arrived. I t was expected th a t h e w o u ld be found frozen to death, b u t w h e n the train stopped a t W a lton he clim b ed stiffly down and w a n d e red off little th e w o rse fo r his tw e n ty m ile ride on th e fro n t end of an engine going at th e ra te of sixty m iles an h o u r and With th e thermometer standing 10 degrees below zero. The f ellow, a hostler nam e d Newm an, was dressed in light sum m e r clothing and had no overcoat o r m ittens. Sliot U n d e r E r ie Train. F r a n k Deegan, 21 years old, was probably fatally shot by F rederick Schneider, as they w e re fighting u n ­ derneath an E rie R a ilroad train, w h ich was held by a block signal, at W aldwick, N. J., early Sunday m o rn­ ing. Schneider fled, but gave him self up Sunday night at Wyckoff and was locked up in H a c k e n s a c k jail. com p a n y to send th e body of the late J. J. McNeeley, a trainm a n , who was killed a t W lm m ers, Pa., in a w reck on Januajry 12 th, to his hom e in H u d son, N. T., on Sunday last, the B rotherhood of R a ilroad Trainm e n , (of which the deceased was a m em ­ b e r ) , was obliged to send th e body by th e United S tates express over the L a c k a w a n n a railroad. McNeeley was a form e r resident of P o r t Jervis. A “ Ci'eeping ” Locom o tive Tire. Honesdale, Pa., Jan. 22.— B etween W a y m a rt and P rom p ton on M onday m o rning it was discovered th a t one of the tires of the locomotive hitched to th e D e la w are and H u d son passen- gr train was “ c reeping ” . its way tow a rds the center of the track.;* The balance of the run was m ade with the greatest of care on the p a r t of the train hands. ------ 4- ------ Erie’s Big Freight Traffic. E a s tbound freight and coal busi-l ness on th e E r ie is brisk fo r Jan u ­ ary. W ithin 48 h o u rs recently 2,503 loaded cars w e re moved eastw a rd th ro u g h th e P o r t Jervis yards and fo r 24 ho u rs ending a t 6 a. m. Friday, Jan u a r y 19tb, th e r e was a total movement of 2,621 cars. T reated a t tiie H o spital. J. H. T u rner, an E rie flagman? and Ture Ercole, an E rie blacksm ith,w ere treated a t the. P o r t Jervis Hospital S a tu rd a y fo r lacerations of th e left knee and contusions of t h e back re­ spectively. Jam e s P ritch a r d , a laborer em ­ ployed in th e E rie ice-house, was treated a t th e P o r t Jervis H o spital last S a turday fo r lacerations of his knee, received by falling against an Iron b a r w h ile a t w o rk. IN JU R E D W H ILE COASTING. Miss Nellie Gibbon’s F o o t C a u g h t in A n o ther SledI o n G rand View Ave. W h ile coasting on G rand View Ave­ nue on Saturday evening. Miss Nellie Gibbons received a com p licated frac­ ture of the rig h t leg ju s t above the ankle. Ju s t as the bob sled on which Miss Gibbons was sitting was at its highest speed near the foot of the-'hill, a sled being draw n up the hill caught h e r - r i g h t foot,turning it in, breaking both bones of the leg in several places. The fractu re is a very serious one, necessitating the adm inistering of an anaesthetic w h ile it was being ledUced. Dr. M edriek, the attending s i rgeon, was assisted in reducing the fractu re by Dr. Pobe. Such accidents as th e above rem ind coasters th a t they should be extra errefu l when ascending the hill to again m a k e th e coast, to keep far enough at th e side of the track to en­ sure safety to those riding, from col­ lision w ith the other sleds. OLDEST PENSIONER DENM DEATH Micajah Wise, Aged 109, Re­ ported as Recently Driv­ ing Ten Miles. SAYS HE FEELS LIKE A BOY BOARDING BOOSE FOR SM ILE LAKE Big Modern Building Now Being Erected by .Mrs, Phillips, Of Brooklyn. TO CONTAIN SIXTY ROOMS Reported That a Road WIU be B u ilt from Sawklll L a k e t F a rk e i'’s Glen fo r Convey­ ance of P a trons. Several carloads of lum b e r are b e ­ ing tran s f e rr e d from th e E rie freight yards by team s from M ilford, Sawkill Lake, w h e re a large sum m e r boarding house is being erected by a Mrs. Phillips, of Brooklyn, N. T. The house will contain about 60 room s and will have all m o d e rn im p rove­ m ents. Sawkill L a k e is situated about five m iles from M ilford on the Sawkill j creek and is said to be a m o st de­ lightful place fo r a sum m e r resort. It is fu r th e r stated th a t a good road will be bu ilt by Mrs. P h illips from th e lake to P a r k e r ’s Glen, w h e re guests will be m e t and tran s f e rr e d to th e boarding house, a distance of ab o u t six miles. C a rpenters are now engaged in building th e structure. It 4s t h e intention of the owners to have th e sam e read y fo r the com ing season. A rrangem e n ts w e re m a d e several days ago w ith some h a lf a dozen carpenters of this city to go to Sawkill L a k e to w o rk on th e building. A fter arriving a t M iiford w ith th e ir . c h e sts of tools a m isunderstanding arose as to their transportation to th e lake and the m en later retu r n e d to th e ir homes. B ig Ice H o u se on H u d s o n B u rned. The m o st disastrous ice house fire in th e history of th e H u d s a n river ice business occurred S a turday night a t six o’clock, w h e n th e house of the Glasco Ice C o m p a n y a t Glasco, n e a r Kingston, w a s totally destroyed by fire. The ice house w a s b u ilt tw enty years ago and was valued a t $150,- 000. The house^w a s Insured b u t fo r how m u c h could not b e learned. It was owned by th e Glasco Ice Com­ pany, of w h ich Carey S. Sim m ons, of New York City, is th e president. B e a v e r B rook M an, o f R e m a r k a b le Age, is a G reat FAsherman and H u n ter — F o u g h t in th e Civil W a r. An exchange publishes th e follow- . R e p o rts of th e death of M icajah W ise, aged 109 years, W a y n e coun­ ty ’s grand old m an, who is now m a k ­ ing his hom e in B e a v e r Brook, N, T., a r e erroneous, according .to M r. Wise. In fact w ithin th e p a s t two weeks he drove from his hom e to N a riow s - burg, N. Y., a distance of ten miles, to get a supply of feed for th e stock on th e farm . Mr. W ise w a s b o rn a t D e law a re W a ­ te r Gap, Ju n e 3, 1803, and while nearing an age th a t probably m akes hi\n th e oldest m an in th e U n ited States, says th a t he feels like a 16- year-old hoy. D u ring th e fishing season M r. W ise spends all of his tim e w ith th e rod, of which, he is very fond, and it is only a few years since th e infirm ities of age p u t a stop to his coon h u n ting expeditions. All of hls life has been spent in th e woods hunting, trap p in g and fish­ ing’, w ith th e exception of four years h e p u t in as a m e m b e r of th e arm y in '61-65, an d he is today th e oldest m a n on th e rolls of t h e pension de­ partm e n t. H e h a s survived th ree wives and is now living With h is fourth, who is quite young com p a red to h e r h u s ­ band, she being b u t seventy-eight years of age. - ----- - --- ---------- Local Case in Ne’ivhxu'gh Court. -4.t a special term of court ' h eld S a turday m o rning in New b u rgh before Judge A r th u r s. Tom p k ins, W ilton B e n n et appeared for Jo h n K e h y of this City, who is th e proprietor of a saloon here. The action is bro u g h t by the state 'to compel Mr. Kelly to sur­ ren d e r his license, and Mr. B e n n et applied for a restraining w rit. This m o tion was denied by the Judge, who told Mr. B e n n et th a t he would con­ sider another a p p lication when he had m a d e out different papers. Duped F o rty D m n igrants. F o rty Slavish laborers are stranded in Newburgh, the m o st of them pen­ niless and the police are hunting for a m an who brought them th e r e from the Slavish Immigration Society.New York, w ith prom ises of w o rk on S a t­ urday afternoon. The m a n cleaned up about $25 on the deal, telling the la­ borers he w a n te d them to w o rk at ice harvesting for a com p a n y which it proves does not exist. They were referred to the K n ickerbocker Ice Co., fu r th e r up th e river. MRS. BRIDGET GAVIN. AGED trOUND FROZEN TO DEATH NEAR HARTWOOD E r i e R e fused H a n d le Body. Owing to th e ^ f u s a l of th e Erie M onticello, Jan . 17.— Mrs. B ridget Gavin, aged over 90 years, w a s found frozen to death in h e r hom e, back of H a rtw o o d in 'th e town of Forest- hurgh, by neighbors on Tuesday. Mrs. Gavin h a d not been seen about the house fo r several days, and on Tues­ day, th e neighbors decided to m a k e investigation. M rs. G a v in was found lying upon th e floor a n d had been dead fo r several days. She was born in Ireland, and had m a d e h e r hom e in this county fo r a num b e r of years. H e r husband d ie^ several years ago. ! Dr. Jam e s A. C authers, iof 'Monti­ cello, th e coroner, w a s sum m o n e d , and afte r an exam ination. g;kve a v e r ­ dict in aocordaaee -with t h ^ fact. BODY OE GEORGE BERGm EOOND Missing Honesdals Fireman Lost His Life in \R ed Stone Front Fire. CHARRED REMAINS IN RUINf Uncovered On Saturday Morning Af4 te r a W e ek of Anxiety, W h e n Town W a s in D o u b t as to H ls F a te. , Honesdale, Ra., Jan. 21. — Lyings buried under a pile of debris,the bodjf Fii^-eman Geo,rge B e rgm a n . w a » found burned to a crisp S a tu r d a y m o rning in th e ruins of th e “ Red: Stone F r o n t ” building, which was de­ stroyed by fire Sunday m o rning, J a n . 14. W o rkm e n engaged in clearing th»> w reckage cam e upon the charred r e - - m ains lying some 60 feet from wherw th e entrace to th e building was. The- rem a ins were taken In charge by U n ­ d e r tak e r B rown and the funeral waw^ held this afternoon. B ergm a n was w o rking w ith hiw com p a n y a t th e fire .and suddenly dis­ appeared. Betw een 4 and 5 o’clock a . m., the m o rning of th e fire Olaf S p e t- igue was rescued from -his fa th e r 'd hardw a r e store in th e burning build­ ing and a t the tim e cries fo r h e lp were heard, and it was th o u g h t that- the appeal cam e from Spettigue. I t im now believed t h a t the cries w e re fro m B ergm a n who, on entering the h a r d ­ w a re store, lost his way in th e smoke- and feeling the sm o k e overpowerinfit him shouted in vain for help. F o r a week th e tow n has been, w rought up to a high pitch of an x ie ty over th e disappearnce of the firem a n . D u ring this tim e a rescue corps com ­ prised of C o u n ty Detective “ N ick ' Spencer, H a rry R ichards, C. P. Searle,. C. H. Rockwell, J. A. Bodie, Jr., W - W. Wood, E. H. C o rtright and P r a n k M cMullen searched th e ruins, hoping' to find som e trace of th e body, and i t was not until Saturday m o rning a t 8.40 o’clock th a t the discovery was- m ade. F red e rick H o lbert, a laborer, w o rking a t clearing th e debris, cam p upon th e blackened rem n a n t of th n one-tim e firem an, some 60 feet fro n t th e entrance to the building. A fter it was established th a t th a discovery was the body of the flrem aiu P rof. H. A. O’Day, chief of the de­ partm e n t, notified the widow th a t t h e • body had been recovered. The fu n e ral was held yesterday afternoon and was- one of th e largest ever held in H o n e s ­ dale. The service was in charge of t h a firem en of the town, and the religious service w a s conducted by Rev. C. C. Miller, of St. Jo h n ’s L u th e r a n Church- In term e n t was In the Glen D y b e rry Cemetery. B ergm a n was 45 years old, and w s s — ^ a m e m b e r of Protective E n g ine C o m - T\ peny No. 3 f o r m a n y years. H e was A courageous, intrepid volunteer, who, on previous occasions, had displayed m a rked bravery in the hazardous! v/ork of th e volunteer firefighter. H a is survived by his wife; who w a s f o r ­ m erly Miss K a te Orth, and five chil­ dren, W illiam , Edw a rd, C lara, A llca and H a rold, ranging in age from to seven years. The widow will receive* a sm all m o n thly pension from the*. State F irem e n ’s R e lief fund. FURMANS IN JAIL. » New Inform a tion in Cindler Ca» M u rder Case. Mrs. Ellen E. F u rm a n , who w a s held fo r the grand ju r y by R e c o rder Thom p son a t M iddletown on F r id a y afternoon a t the exam ination into h e r detention on a charge of forgery in the second degree, was taken back to the Goshen jail by Officer H e rb e r t a t th e conclusion of the exam ination. There, both she and h e r sons, Eugene, who is charged w ith m a n s laughter in the first degree, In the killing of h is brother, ^Theo. Furm a n , and Joseph, who is held as an accessory afte r th e fact, will be held until th e grand ju r y convenes, on the first M o nday in F e b ­ ruary, providing th a t bail is n o t fu r ­ nished for Mrs. F u rm a n o r Joseph In the m eantim e. The authorities stated Saturday n ’orning, th a t th e re was nothing to- give out in connection w ith th e case, b u t w h a t has already been told, b u t they are still w o rking faithfully, hoping to uncover other evidence be­ side th a t w h ich they already have in th e ir possession, and w h ich will h e lp them to fe r r e t out th e guilty parties. D e e r R a r k B rew Co. Officers. A t th e an n u a l m e e ting o f tluk stockholders of th e D e er P a r k BreTT Com p any held last M onday, th e follow ing-nam e d officers w e re elect­ ed: P resident, George F . O tt; V ice- President, P h ilip H a lbach; Secretary.- W . S. Jones; Treasurer, G eorge F . O tt; D irectors, Geox^e F. Ott, Phillip H a lbach, W , S. Jones, '

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