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RADCLIFF, DUNKLE, WEAVER, McILVAINE, ELTHIAN,
HARTMAN, DOWLER, DUVALL, DRUM[?], MOUNTAIN, STEVENSON, LEADBETTER,
BOYLE, WALKER, MOFFITT, ALLES[?], UNDERWOOD, TAYLOR, DICKSON, IRWIN,
TOMBAUGH, BIRCH, MATTHEWS, HESS, McCORKLE, CARSON, HANE[?], McMILLAN,
HOOTMAN, ATKINS, CUMMINS, WRIGHT, CLARK, DAKER[?],
DeNORMANDIE, GIBSON, HAMILTON, BEUCLER[?], PLYMIRE, SNYDER,
CROUSE, WASHABAUGH, COOPER, FITHIAN [?], McFARLAND, MILLER, ZEDIKER,
McNALLY, BARNES, MUNCE, LONG, HALLAM, KEENY[?]
Article from The Observer newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Dec. 8, 1905,
Vol. 5051, page 1:
"NOMINAL DAMAGES IN SLANDER SUITS - Julia E. Radcliff and Clara B.
Dunkle each Awarded 6 1/4 Cents. - Other Cases in Court. - In common
pleas court yesterday two slander suits were concluded and verdicts
returned to the court. In each case the verdict was in favor of the
plaintiff for six and a fourths cents. The case of Sanford Weaver, et.
al., all of East Pike Run township, against the Vesta Coal company is
still being heard before Judge McIlvaine in court room No. 2. This case
will likely occupy most of today's session. The case of Mrs. Susanna B.
Elthian et. al. against the borough of Washington, a damage suit, was
commenced before Judge Taylor yesterday afternoon.
Before Judge McIlvaine -
The case of Sanford Weaver, et. al., all of East Pike Run township,
against the Vesta Coal company will occupy most of today's session. More
than two score of witnesses have already been heard. Among the witnesses
called yesterday by the plaintiff were Jacob Weaver, William Hartman, M.
S. Weaver, Harry Dowler, J. P. Duvall, and several of the former
witnesses in rebuttal. The defense called R. B. Drum [?], James
Mountain, James Stevenson, R. L. Leadbetter, Joseph Boyle, S. G. Walker,
Hopkins Moffitt, Amos Alles[?] and J. T. Underwood. The claim is for
$7,000 alleged due by reason of damages to a farm owned by the
plaintiffs in East Pike Run township because the defendant company mined
the coal beneath it.
Before Judge Taylor -
The case of Julia E. Radcliff against Clara B. Dunkle for damages
amounting to $5,000 for defamation of character was resumed before Judge
Taylor in court room No. 2 yesterday morning. Judge Taylor made his
charge and the case went to the jury. It took the jury but a short time
to reach an agreement. It awarded the plaintiff the nominal sum of six
and one-fourth cents. Another similar case, that of Clara B. Dunkle
against Julia E. Radcliff was called and was put on trial. It was for
$5,000 damages for defamation of character. The jury in this case
retired shortly after noon and soon returned with a verdict of six and
one-fourth cents, in favor of the plaintiff. In both cases the plaintiff
was represented by Attorneys J. M. Dickson and R. W. Irwin, and the
defendant by Attorneys Bryon E. Tombaugh and T. F. Birch. The jury in
the first case was composed of D. B. Matthews, merchant, Scenery Hill;
C. E. Hess, tailor, Washington; William McCorkle, carpenter, South
Canonsburg; John A. Carson, farmer, Fallowfield; Henry Hane[?],
stonemason, Centerville; Wylie McMillan, painter, Mt. Pleasant; Anderson
Hootman, farmer, South Strabane; [I. ?] Manse [?] Atkins, tinner,
Monongahela; William Cummins, laborer, Washington; Charles Wright,
merchant, Somerset; Joseph J. Clark, farmer, South Franklin; and L.
Frank Daker [?], agent, California. The second jury was composed of
Thomas DeNormandie, druggist, Washington; William Gibson, Miner,
Bentleyville; J. S. Hamilton, laborer, Washington; L. E. Beucler[?],
merchant, Wahington; J. A. Plymire, constable, Washington; John Snyder,
farmer, Carroll; Thomas Crouse, farmer, Morris; W. B. Washabaugh,
farmer, North Strabane; D. A. Cooper, minister, Amwell; G. W. Deems,
farmer, Washington; Thomas Rush, blacksmith, Washington and Henry
Holder, minister, Washington.
The next case called was that of Mrs. Susaana R. Fithian [?] et. al.,
against the borough of Washington to recover damages in the sum of
$1,500 by reason of a change of grade on Burton avenue, Sunnyside
addition to Washington in the Sixth ward, which is alleged to have
damaged the property of the plaintiffs. It was in 1904 that employes
[sic] of the borough in accordance with an ordinance enacted by the town
council, entered upon the street or avenue named above and changed the
grade, leaving the property of the plaintiffs somewhat in the air. The
viewers allowed no benefits, and the plaintiffs have brought this suit
to recover in the sum of $1,500. They claim that their property, 60x120
feet, located on the east side of Burton avenue, was considerably
damaged and witnesses testified that the property was worth upwards of
$3,000, but now it is not worth more than $1,500 or $1,800. Attorney J.
F. McFarland represents the plaintiffs and Miller & Miller the
borough. Among the witnesses heard yesterday were S. A. Fithian, J. H.
Zediker, Harry McNally, H. T. Barnes and George Munce. An adjournment
was taken taken at 3:50 o'clock to allow the jury to view the premises.
The jury was in charge of Tipstaff Long. The case will be resumed at
9:15 o'clock this morning. The property claimed to have been damaged is
bounded by property belonging to G. G. Hallam and Mrs. Susan Keeny
Article from The Observer newspaper, Washington Co.,
Pa., Dec. 8, 1905, Vol. 5051, page 1:
"Preparatory Services - Preparatory to communion next Sunday, the
Rev. T. W. Young will preach this evening at the Fourth Presbyterian
Article from The Washington Observer newspaper,
Washington Co., Pa., Dec. 9, 1905, p. 1:
"Institute at Glyde Church ...The readers will be Miss Edna Lee
Sprowls, a teacher of elocution in the Washington borough schools, and
Miss Helen Linn, of Washington."
Articles from The Observer
newspaper, Washington Co.,
Pa., Dec. 13, 1905, p. 7:
"Burgettstown, Dec. 12 - Mrs.
James Bell has returned to her home in Florence, after a visit to her
sister, Mrs. R. F. Linn, of Ridge avenue."
"SCENERY HILL - Scenery Hill,
Dec. 12 -
Mr. and Mitchell returned home Friday from
where they attended the funeral of Mr. Mitchell's brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Lavosier Kinder, of
, are spending a few days here.
The heirs of Lewis Kinder met in
Saturday, called there by J. W. Emery, who made a final settlement with
them for the coal purchase sometime ago.
Mrs. Julius Kinder left a few days ago where she is at the
bedside of her nephew, Otto McCarty, who is seriously ill of
The remains of Miss Ethel D. Crumrine were interred in the
cemetery at this place Saturday.
Mrs. Roland Hill, of Clover Hill was visiting her parents
Miss Clemma Huddleson, who has had charge of Mrs. Nan Koogler''s
store for some time, returned to
a few days ago. The store
has been closed on account of non payment of rent.
Wilson Myers and wife were callers on Mrs. Walton recently."
Articles from The Observer
newspaper, Washington Co.,
Pa., Dec. 13, 1905, p. 7:
, Dec. 12 -
Frank Moore, of Holbrook was visiting at Stephen Fulton's last
Saturday and Sunday.
Stephen Young and wife, of
, were visiting Mrs. Young's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore, last
Some of the young people of this place attended the teacher's
institute at Zollarsville last Saturday night.
Miss Maude Bennett, of
, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Eliza Bennet, of this place.
Frank Thistlewaite, was visiting his brother, Ernest, of near
Waynesburg, the latter part of this week.
Mrs. George Stilwell [sic] is still seriously ill with little
hope of recovery.
Mrs. Mollie Addleman and Miss Belle Lewis, were
visitors for several days last week.
John Greenlee, who has been confined to the house for several
days, is improving."
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SOUTH STRABANE -
, Dec. 12 -
Charles Ross and Alexander Brundage, of Glyde, were
William Hootman has brought a new feed chopper which will be in
operation every Saturday throughout winter.
J. E. Herron was a
Mrs. R. J. Lane
, who has been quite ill, is convalescing. [NOTE:
Sarah Ellen Moore Lane
, wife of Robert Johnson or
W. A. Hootman has been ill with a boil on his face, but is
Mr. and Mrs. George Shipe were
"BURGETTSTOWN - Burgettstown,
Dec. 12 -
Mrs. James Bell has returned to her home in
, after a visit to her sister, Mrs. R. F. Linn, of
Dr. William Patterson, of the South Side hospital,
, spent Sunday with friends in Burgettstown.
Mrs. Luce and daughter, Gertrude, who have ben [sic] the guests
of Mrs. J. C. Evans for the past week have returned to their home in
Mrs. Byrle Dennis, of
, has returned from a visit to Wellsville and
Charles S. Graham returned home on Monday from a two weeks' visit
R. R. Hayes, cashier of the Farmer's National Bank of Hickory, spent Sunday with his father.
Mrs. H. [B?] McMurray has returned home from a visit to relatives
Dr. James Bingham, of
, is spending a few days with his sisters, Mrs. Margaret McFarland and
Miss Mary Bingham, of
Miss Nettie Dowler, who has been spending the winter with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pry, has returned to her home at
Pryor, where she will spend the holidays.
Mrs. Harry Morgan, of
, visited her sister, Mrs. William Ewing, of High stret [sic], a few
days last week.
Alice D. Schell, of McDonald, great lieutenant commander of the
Ladies of Maccabees, is in Burgettstown looking after the interests of
Burgettstown Hive No. 102.
Miss Belle Rankin is attending Curry college,
Mrs. Edward Goetz and son, Francis, have returned home from a
visit with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. James Shellito, the latter formerly Miss Carrie
Park, have turned [sic] from their wedding trip and are now at home
temporarily with Mrs. Shellito's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wil- [rest of
entry cut off].
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"LOCAL BREVITIES -
"Oil closed yesterday at $1.58.
Rev. D. A. Cooper, of Ten Mile, was a caller in
John Kuntz, of Taylorstown, was a business caller at the county
Thompson and James Pipes, of Van Buren, were callers in
Mrs. John Chambers, of Amwell township, was calling, on friends
C. W. Miller, advance agent of Kirk Browne show left yesterday
Dunkirk, N. Y.
Justice W. B. Gibson, of West Alexander, was in
yesterday transacting business matters.
Senator Daniel Walton, of Waynesburg, passed through
yesterday, going to Pittsburg
Misses Ida Anid and Frances Wolfe, of near
Nineveh, were in
yesterday returning from Claysville, where they have been visiting
friends and relatives.
Deputy Prothonotary Harry E. Pollack is nursing a very sore
finger, as a result of injuries received in a game of in-door baseball
at the college gymnasium Monday evening.
F. K. Sherry, business manager of the Emma Bunting theatrical
company, is in town ahead of his attraction.
Lot No. 34 in the Streator Homestead plan was sold on Monday to a
man who expects to build a home and have it ready for occupancy by
John W. Bennett, of Washington, and Miss Minnie Sands, of
Allegheny, were yesterday granted a license to marry by the Allegheny
Nelson McKenna, who has charge of the Towner-McKenna company's
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Advertisement: Auto-Sleigh - The very
latest - just arrived. (also, Robes, blankets, food) SWART
& BAILEY, 94 West Maiden Street, Washington
Article from The Washington
Observer newspaper, Washington Co.,
Pa., Dec. 25, 1905, p. 3: [I really wish the Xerox portion had the
top of article cut off - ".....
She is the widow of James Fawcett, of Company H., 1st Penna. Calvary
reserves, and she receives back pay amounting to $444.80.
She is a resident of
and 80 years old. The
pension is the first granted here under the second widow-hood law.
She was also the widow of James Calvert, but the pension is
granted for Fawcett."
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