Article from the The Reporter newspaper, Washington
Co., Pa., Tues., Apr. 27, 1915, page unknown:
"HEATH CONDITIONS ARE VERY FAVORABLE - Health
conditions in Washington are greatly improved this week over previous
weeks. There were fewer communicable diseases reported last week than
for some time. Following in the weekly report of the Board of Health and
the health officers' report for the week ending April 27, as submitted
by Secretary T. W. Henderson to members of the board:
Communicable Diseases .
Catherine Baker, Summit avenue, chicken pox, at home, white, onset April
George Pianos, mumps, at home, white, onset April 25.
Quarantine Placed, 2; lifted [2 ?].
From measles, 1, Enid Strandberg, [726 ?] Beech street, April 20.
From chicken pox, 1, Thelma Amos, 1087 Summerlea, April 25.
Permits issued. Night soilers, 11.
Health Officer's Report.
Complaints and nuisances investigated: From manure, 1; tin cans,
rubbish, filth, etc., 13; cesspools, 2; slops and waste water, 4;
clogged drains, [3 ?]; vaults inspected and o.k'd, 16; foul drains, 6;
abandoned vaults, 2; garbage, 7; garbage notices posted, 7; closets, 5;
rooms fumigated, 2; hearings, 2; defendants who were Italians, admitted
to violating a borough ordinance, but said they did not know it at the
time. Burgess Morgan let them off without a fine, but told them there
was a severe penalty for removing and cleaning closets without a permit
from the Board of Health."
NOTE: A "closet" was an outhouse, I believe.
"HAVE REMOVED TO MORRIS TOWNSHIP - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fields, who
the past winter resided on the Walker W. Moore farm in South Franklin
township, have removed to the Young place at the headwaters of Dry Run,
in Morris township, where Mrs. Fields was born and spent her girlhood
days. They made the trip to their new home by automobile last week. Mr.
Fields, aged 97 years, was critically ill for a few weeks last winter,
but he has recuperated wonderfully in health and strength. Neighbors who
came to carry him from the home to the auto were somewhat taken aback
when Mr. Fields started ahead of them without assistance, boarding the
[a partial obituary for a Mr. CREE; the top of the Obituary was cut off
during Xeroxing, but the rest is transcribed -- see obits by
The F. M. Paxton Funeral - [see obits by year]
"VARIED PROGRAM AND ALL WELL RENDERED - The clear tones, the great
range of voices, the perfect harmony, and trim and pleasing appearance,
the long time together as a company and the unusually varied program
presented, combined, explain why Williams Colored Singers stand
distinctly in a class of their own -- the greatest company of colored
singers in existence. Selections from the classics are handled by them
in just as masterly a manner as are the negro melodies, popular airs and
trick songs they present. Be sure to hear them at the High School
"MOUNTAIN FARM SALE - Upon petition the court has confirmed the sae
of certain real estate belonging to Thomas D. Ulery, by W. H. Ulery,
receiver. The property sold consists of a mountain farm in [Arbemarle ?]
county, Virginia. A contract has been made for the sale of the same to
Leander L. [Sandridge ?] at a consideration of $19 an acre. It contains
125 acres, and affidavit is made by persons familiar with land in that
community that the consideration is full value of the land. Total
consideration is [$1, 360 ?]."
"LICENSE YEAR CLOSES FRIDAY; FEW CHANGES - The liquor license year
in this county closes on Friday evening, but there are not many changes
in these places of business. At Finleyville Elizabeth Hayden, owner and
proprietor of the Hotel Hayden at that place, where formerly there was a
saloon, will again open her bar for business on Saturday. John J. Zweck,
who has enjoyed the monopoly of the one license there for several years,
will be closed. He was refused a license at the last license court
simply because the court favored giving it over to Mrs. Hayden. Mr.
Zweik came to Finleyville from Pittsburg [sic], where he had been in the
hotel business, and acquired a license. Formerly there were three
licensed places in Finleyville, but following alleged violations of the
law the town was made dry for a time.
Charleroi will have one more saloon to take care of the trade on
Saturday. George M. Fellows, refusing a year go, was granted a license,
and will open his bar Saturday. Charleroi has seven saloons.
Thomas Madigan, whose bar has been closed for a year at Hotel Madigan,
Hillsboro [Millsboro ?], will open up for business again. He was refused
a year ago, following a sensational murder in that town, which, it is
said, had some influence on the court's action.
The [Laizari ?] hotel, at Monongahela, will not have a license this
coming year. Louis [Laizari ?]some months ago lost his health and his
wife took over the business. The court refused to transfer the license
to her and for a time the bar was closed, but later the court granted
the license to the guardian of Mr. [Laizari ?], who had become weak
minded, in order that the stock on hand in the bar might be closed out.
Stockdale, where William E. Bruce had had a license, will have no
license the coming year. The court refused all applicants from that
Elrama in Union township will be dry after this week. Thomas [Parry ?]
who has enjoyed a license there for several years, was refused at
license court for alleged violations of the law. His bar will close
John T. Starr, at West Brownsville, was refused a license during license
court, but upon a rehearing was granted a license, so his business will
not be affected.
C. P. Carlton, owner of the Hotel Irondale, at Donora, will conduct the
hotel beginning May 1, the hotel now being conducted by Edgar F. Morse.
Mr. Carlton and Mr. Morse were both applicants for the license, but
later Morse withdrew. There were ____ differences between Mr. Carlton
and Mr. Morse and they did not get together. Mr. Carlton endeavored
later to have the license transferred to another party, claiming his
health did not permit him to run the hotel, but the court refused the