Looking back in time
100 years ago
Aug. 31, 1922
uAttention Women! Be sure you are registered. You must be assessed in this year in order to vote in November. Registration Days are Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5 and 6. Last year's registration will not do. You must be registered in 1922. Your tax must be paid on or before October 7 to vote in November. Be sure and attend to these civic duties.
uW. Weed was arrested by the State Police near Monarch Mines in this county for driving a car without a license for the car or himself. According to his story he has been a wanderer for a year and a half. His story is that he lived at Harmony, Oklahoma when the magazine owned by the Osage Torpedo Company exploded. He was running the magazine and was injured. He said he woke up and was dazed. He walked, caught a freight train and has been wandering ever since. He next found himself in St. Louis when he learned of the explosion. He continued wandering through several cities. He went to his brother's home who gave him an old car. He moved through Titusville, Oil City, East Brady, Rimersburg, Sligo and Clarion. He learned that it had been assumed he had been killed in the explosion and that his wife had been given a $4,000 life insurance payment. He appears to be extremely nervous and says at times he cannot remember anything. The whole case is under investigation.
uThe barn of Ferry Denslinger near Fryburg was burned Wednesday night with all contents including 25 tons of hay, 30 loads of wheat, 50 bushels of oats and four good young horses. The loss is estimated to be $3,500. At first it was thought the fire was caused by spontaneous combustion but a man was seen running away from the barn. After investigation it was ascertained that this man was Frank Hoover of Scotch Hill. When questioned about the matter Hoover did not mince words. He said Denslinger had convinced him to invest his life savings, about $3,500, in the stock of the Ideal Squab Co. of Butler. When the company broke up he thought about what Denslinger had done and walked 12 miles to fire the barn. The opinion seems to be quite general that Hoover's mind is entirely unbalanced by the loss of his life's savings. The case is certainly a very sad one and it should be thoroughly investigated.
uClarion, Jefferson and Clearfield County women met in an all day conference at the Columbia Theater in Brookville on Thursday. Mrs. S.S. Smith, vice chairman of the state presided. All women in attendance expressed themselves as having derived a great benefit and inspiration from the meeting.
uIt is noticed that a lot of public schools are advertised to open their regular term on Monday, Sept. 4, which is Labor Day, a holiday. What do you know about that? Clarion advertised to open on Sept. 5.
uIt sort of crowds things considerably to have the regular August term of court and the county fair in town during the same week. It is safe to predict that it will probably not be the business of the fair that may be interfered with.
uThe Editor of the Democrat was profoundly impressed by a poke of fine peaches. They were beautiful and delicious. We speak of them in the past tense for they are gone but not forgotten. Our thanks to Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Kirkpatrick.
uThe Lucinda Young Ladies Sodality held its annual picnic last Wednesday with 60 members present. To view the table would give on the impression that Lucinda was the land of milk and honey.
uClean-up day was observed Monday in the Frogtown Cemetery and it was given a thorough cleaning by a good crowd of willing hands.
uA certain Limestone married man is liable to meet with a shower of ancient eggs on his return home from a well-known home unless he mends his ways.
Compiled by Randy Bartley