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Pi leganf T VOLUM E XXI V /H IT E s VIILLE, ALLEGANY COUNTY, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 24, 1916. NUMBER 46 n G L E N ? '^ J. R O B B I N S On riarcb i, fir. Robbiasi biicornes viVv*--cr. er^itor manager of The News, of which he was editor over four years ago. Herbert Peetg Editor for Over Foisr YearSg t© Take up Cit^ f^ewspaper Work.-^I^ow Editor a Thoroi^ghi^ Co m p ete rut iHain. Coroner A^fars Has Sent the StOraiaohs of Frank and QySli to Bylfal© for Analfsis^ Were Found Dead 'Charles Frank, aged 53 years and ■Henry Guill, .age-d 32 y c a is, were found dead about moon Sunday, an a bed liin -a roonoj a t uhe -Erie Hotel, at W e llsville, Whiich ,is iconducted bj' Koc CQ Barestii. The deaths and cause are & •mystery. Mr, iFTank, wha is -well known iu iWei'l&vill-e w here he has 'Spent, his life, r>ooaned! and boarded at the Erie Hotel. \lie -was lin his room rSatur- day evemting together with a p a r ty ,, includiing August Putzman, Carley Orove, Frank Cannes and himself. They were ipdayi.ng cards and duniE'g the evening indulged, dt is said, in several drimks. Between ten amd eleven o’clock, Hemry iGuill called at the Erie Hotel and asked to 'see Mr. F rank and was directed to liis room. J’ust w h a t tim e the other visitors of F rank left the place is mot known. .The first intimation of anythiing \vrong was known about noon Sunday when (Mrs. ■Baresi w e n t to Frank’s room to call him. Getting no response to her knocking on the door ishe en­ tered •s.md. discovered both Frank and 'Guiill lyiing across a>nd on the out­ rid e of the bed with their clothes on. She went to Frank and shook him and then to h e r hon-or discovered th a t both men were dead. Dr. Gish w a s called a n d Mr. Frank’>s brother W illiam was summoned. Dr. Giah 'pronounced the men idead. Later, Healtli Qffdcer J. W. Coller and Officer Elsworth were called. The IHealth Officer called Undertaker Embser and had him remove the hod- ies to his nndertakinig rooms a t No. iS^North Main. Ctoroner Dr. E. W. Ayars, Alfred, was notified by phone of th e mysterious deaths and arrived ini town Sunday evening on the Erie train 501 about 7 o’clock and took charge of Hie case. There would liave been nothing stra-nge tin. finding Charles Frank dead as he w'as afflicted tvitli alcoholism- but tw o -m e n dying about 'the same hour witli no apparent struggle, and (uo ■calls for help being heard in the night, looks suspioiously like a tragic death, w h e ther prem editated or knovr- in-gly or unknowingly lianded to the unfortunate victims. ■j The first doctor called intim ated tUxat 'It might wood alco-hol pois­ oning and only an analysis of the <coaitents of -the stomach, g will revet Jl the (true cause o-f death. Coroner Ayars can do but little iin- tii tlie result of th.a chem-icai analy­ sis until the result ofthe chemical an sis! of tile stomacWs 'Can be obtain­ ed. The coroner took both stomachs to th e County {Bacterial Laboratory at (Belmont on Monday but unable to officers arrived iip' re was a ccnsid-- erable crowd prese-nt and they were hi.-rried out of the room ard the door •Icickcd, .SO 'that .iiothing was Jppai- ■ent’y di'sturbe.l until the arrival c*' Coroner Ayau s on •Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, win:.), lagain the room and its contents weT-e tlioroughly g.ore ov­ er by the ctxieials. No bN tle con­ taining a known, poison ivas found lin the room and the mystery 'Still re*^- •maina las to where the nien o-btained the sluix ■■“I’.ioh ,so quicLiy snufied out th e ir lives.—Reporter. LEAP ei! BAa High School Girls Give a Party That Surpasses Ati' Other Parties in W h itesville For Som e Tim e.—Twen­ ty-six Couples W ere Present. One of the most enjoyable dancing parties ever held in this village, -was giiven, by the Whitesville .High iSchool girJs lasit Monday evening -as a Wash­ ington Leap Year Ball. Gha.pln Opera house, the scene of 'the event, was very tastily and ap­ propriately decorated w ith flags and bunting. The iSeaver-Chaipman lorclies- tra, a t about -9:15 struck up an over­ ture, and -at '9:30 the twensty-sbc cou­ ples present, started the grand march led by -Miss Lailali Burrows and H e r­ bert QVI. Feet, and-M'iss Josephine de la Ly.s and Guy F. Bassett. Foliiow- ing the grand march, th e ladies bus- lied them selves for la few m inutes in asking the genLemen for dances, which w ere oiioted on very p retty red w h ite and blue programs. Twelve regular num b e rs and two extras were enjoyed ibefore luncheon, which was served in the basem ent. As a favor ^ t luncheon each guest was present­ ed w ith a red or white 'carnation. Twelve m o re num b ers were enjoyed following luncheon, th e party coming toi a close a t 1:30. The patronesses of th e evening were; Mr^. Fred Uornell, Mrs. Fred W'iildmian, and M rs. W allace <J. Ool- lyer. The following patronesses as- Isistc-d th e 'committee in the din'ing- room: Mrs. L i s te r 'Baker, Mrs. Polly Edwards and Mrs. Walter Ainsworth. Among the out-of-town people in at g e t th e desired analysis and he will be .compelled to take the stom achs to tendance were: John AYaliace of W est ^ ’Ohemist Hill in Buffalo and -the re- Union, .Mr. Trask of Hallsport, Jesse suit of the analysis will then give the Cornell of -Spring Mills, M isses Ret- La.st we':k Glenn J. Eobbiiis of Whitesvill.', thoiigii b -r Llie p.tst fmir ami a half years engaged in the nett'spapei* profession in other pliK'cs, pui-chased of Herbert M. Peet tbo .Vliegaiiy County News, and the printing plant of the Allec*) Ih-inting Company. Beginning with the next issue, ^Ir. Bobbins will assume cliarge of the business, including both the managerial and tditorial responsibilities. To tlie residents of Whitesville and vicinity it is not necessary for tlie writer to speak biographically of Mr. Bobbins, as he was born in Spring Mills, in this township, about iio years ago, the son of John B. Bobbins who was one of the foremost citizcus in former days in this end of the county, T'p nntil about hair and a half years ago, (tleiii) .i^. Bobbins had I been a. resident of Spring Mills and Whites\ iile all his life. He learned jthe rridimcnt:^ of the printing busine'-^s in thi.s nffice under the direeti<»n I of AVill D. Fish. When the writer a-<siiiii<‘d (-dit(iishi[) of The News in | jlh l l, iUr. Bobbins a.‘-soci:itcd hims-.dt \sitli ihc Canist.eu Times. Later lie I I became city editoj* of tlie Ilornell Tribune-Times. Since tlien lie has been i I connected with tile Perry Herald and the Canistto Ch.r{)in< le, and lie! <-omf s from tiu- larteT office to assume his worK: here. j Mr. Robbins is a young man who can in every sense of the word lie; ealied honest. His newsiiaper training has made him broad-minded, (|uiek to perceive the right side of public questions, sensitive to news values, and a true defender of ail that gries to make a eommimity a live one. His experience in laiger offices will not only be of teelinical value to the patrons of this office in the future but will be of financial value to the eommimity through which this newspaper circulates. To be a successful country editor and publisher, a man must not only possess a knowledge of all the multitudinous duties coimeeted with the successful operation of his printing plant and business transactions, but lie must also be possessed of the “sixth” sense which can only be defined as the ability to understand the business and the affairs of every man tuid woman in the community, to be able to understand their view- j point on all m-itters, to lie al;>le to gather news accurately 'without having bi-en an eye-witness, to be able to stand sarcastic criticism and unjust abuse without flinching, to pleasantly refer to a man as a “public sjiirited citizen” when the editor knows that the man is .so stingytha t he woipt suberibe for the paper but borrows it instead. An editor must be as wise as !^oJomon, as patient as Job, as prolific as the Apostle Ikiul, and as all- forgiving and humble as the Master Himself. It is rather difficult for a human being to live up to all these qualities, but by constant association with the business one gradually comes into possession of th^'m. The writer knouts that Mr. Bobbins is capable of conducting the business, that he is a man who will be in sympathetic relation with ail all Ilia neighbors in the community, that he ill be aucocsafiil in gath­ ering and publishing all the news of interest to his readers, and that he will overlook and ignore the calumny so freely spouted by the knockers. I can see nothing but success in store for Mr. Robbins. I cannot help but feel that there is not a person in tliis section who will not co­ operate to make his success noteworthy. There are times in every person’s life when words seem inadequate to express the tense and deep feeling of that person. I now find myself floundering for right words. To live for nearly five years in a community like Whitesville, which is one of the best towns on the map; to be privileged to associate with all the people in this community in all their interests—social, fraternal, religious, civic; to come to know and understand the good qualities in every man, woman and child; to be a friend, brother, neighbor and counsellor—it has been Utopia! and to make my editorial farewell is the hardest task I ever tried to perform. I have been a country editor. It has not been my business - it has been my life! Instead of trying to make money or even wanting to make it, I have been satisfied to get along with what came my way. The satisfaction of having won the approval of a neighbor; of winning the regai-d of my fellow-citizens; of having made and held friends—all this has been my compensation; what difference did the possession of a pile of gold or the lack of it, make! A man must seek to better himself. The blissful peace one enjoys when surrounded by friends, should not blind oneself to what the future has in store. Friends die, conditions change,—and a man who is not able to meet the new conditions so caused, is lost. So in “laying dovra the editorial pen” of the Allegany County News, I am performing an act of self-preservation and self-improvement. Tlie confidence which friends have placed in me would be betrayed if I were to maintain that I did not care for my future welfare. It is not retro­ gression, but progression that prompts this step. I am going where I can fully develop whatever talents I possess,—by association and dis­ cipline in a city daily editorial rooms. I shall specialize in my profes­ sion as an editor, instead of generalizing as a publisher. I surrender my position in this community as an editor, but 1 sin­ cerely hope not as a citizen, friend and neighbor, for Whitesville will continue to be my votmg residence and home, and I expect to be here frequently. In leaving the newspaper fraternity of Allegany and Potter coun­ ties, I realize that I shall miss the interesting exchanges, which have been a source of enlightenment to me in matters of newspaper style and literary effort. My brother editors, each and all, are men of high pur­ pose and they “hew to the line”. May they continue to prosper!. HERBERT M. PEET With this issue of The News, Mr. Peet closes his four years and a half association as an editor and publisher in W hitesville. Teachers o f This District were Privlle^eci to Lis-- ten to i/iany Tlinely DiscyssioiiS‘Which Equip Them for Better Service (W ritten The News by Fra'nk G, any rural s'Chool liavimg seemlingly teacher or bh 0 'P'<,'O Ruthli'c 'too few .sch-oiars 'to make it wor.tJ^ School.) ■while 'to maimtain that schiool. they ^ ^ M T, X I , ^ -close shoh school .for the timr One of the heat teachers 'Conifei- Again should that schO’Ol k - emces held m western New York in 'ter have sufficient sohoiansthe schoci som'e years, iconvened a t Wellsville could he reopened. This does met three days Isist week — Wedinesday, mean, as some have the impreasiO'L. Thursd-ay a'nd Friday—under the d;i-' that scholars lin a remote part of t h .. reotiion of the district superintendents’townshiip m u st be carried to the cei'.- 'Ojf iS'&oonid, thiird and fifth supervisory' tral school but just to a school whic i districts: J. D. Jones of iCuba, W. L . ' could be estabiished as a oentral un... W ard of Wellsville, and E. D. Wal-j The conference opened Thursday tens .of iBol.ivar, assisted hy iSupt. H . : imorninig w ith singing by the teachers G. Burd'ge of the W eilsville Public led by Prof. W arren. At 9:45 a m.. .Schools. All the .public schois o<f ithe ©r. W illiam A. Howe, M. D,, s t a t . three distr'icts had 'to 'be iciosed. i Medical Inspector of Schools, dell v- 'One feature of this conference, inoit .ered an .address on “Medica'l inspet- common with mo/st 'canferences of the tion of Children,” B e pointed oiU like in this .sectionof ithe state, miany definitely the importance of medical persons participated' irn its prograiraiS iruspection of s c h o o lc h ildren and hov/ from th'6 S'tiate Departm ent of Bduaa- i .much 'depends on the good health c i tion, Cornell University at Ithaca, the. children. Brockporc Normal School andf Thei h - qo o’clock there was a gener- Russell i&age Foundation of New Y.ork .g]) .meeting in .the high school .study Ciity. _ hall of .all grade and rural teacher:-. During the foren'O.o'n' MTednesday, general discuisaioini of sch'ooi pro] - .about 300 teacheris arrived in Wells- lamis was led by Dr. Elmer S. Rednas:: vilie from, ithe rural and 'high schoolis; ,city iSupt. of Schools for the city ci’ of 'the districts 'mentioned. A t two jj-ornelL o’clock in the afternoon, W ednesday,' 1:30 p, m, Thur.^day afterno-on registration took .place a>t the high; several Round Table c'.:scu>ssronf'wer- ischoo! auditorium. _ ' given w ith the princ’-paJr cf the var- Prof. O. L. W arren of Eim-ira, had | high .sclioolji as leaders of th;; ■charge of the music throughout the.|d|g,Qygg,j;^. 2 jg^ The afternoon was gfiv- entire conference. ^To say he wa,s|^u, sutiroly to discussions <ot ii-- an artist lin.' his 'Ghosen profession is terest of the tea-chers of the counL expressing 'the truth mildly. \He ear­ nestly believes that no pibfessiion is a i&uccess unless accomipanied. He .says that ‘no m a n is a success unless he 'can sing. A t three o’clock, Dr. A. C.. Thomp- S'CMi, President of the New York stajte Normal sch'ooi a t Brodeport, deliver* .ed an address in the interest of tlie Association whose interests are those of the teachers a t large. He :po.inted in general. At 8:15, Prof W arre.i •gave an entertainm e n t in the au'dit- orium for the benefit of all. ThoL ^ who did not lattend do not know wha they missed. He is certainly a -story teller and a lecturer as well as musician. A t the close of the en ter­ tainm ent; a free-will offering w a s tu- ken to which all contributed freely. The session opened Friday mornij g with a general assembly in the f u out definitely why it was for the best ditorium. M iss Helen Goyle of Wei s- .intereisft of the teachers of the State to belong to the Association. A t 8:15 p. m. there was a general assem hlage a t the Auditorium. The High iSohool Orchestra furnished mu- This was followed by a folk dance by th e third and fourth grades of M artin street school of Wellsville. A^ 8:45 there was to have been, -an address by Dr. Thomas E. Pinegan, Third A ssistant Commissioner of Ed* nation of Albany, on “The Proposed T o w n ^ p System for Schools.” On account of urgeut business at h'ome. Dr. -Finegan was not able to be pres­ ent, therefore, he sent a capable sub­ stitute an the person of Dr. B. E. ‘ cu-ssion. Dean, State Director of Vocational] ‘ Bd'U-cation. Dr. Dean, gave a vivid idea of what vilie heM. a class in third grad-e rea . .ing. Every teacher present wa'S plea ed' with this number on tthe progra. The little people w e re certiuly firo readers. The class 'in reading followed by a class >in physical eu - tu re led by iMis® Edith P. Daily : Genesee, Pa., Director of Physic, I Culture in Wellsville Schools. Them ;i* physical culture Is one of the n-:' courses in many of o u r schools lin th section of the state, yet it shews^ th- -- this work is worth while, even in C o grades. The rest of the forenoon was tak up by Prof.-Burdge in a general c:.'- ^ ^ the proposed law aim s to do. Under Good-bye, dear old Allegany County Netvs; good-bye, readers! May, au-b'triHe« «omething to work upon, ta Potter and Jennie Coulstcn and The News Continue tO work for the interest of its readers, <indmaythe. be assessed to -he - - Officer Elsw o rth who was called to M essrs. William H. Daily and Don I ppodApe continue t a otvp it, t h e i r m o ral and finnnniijl «rmnnvt O n e is Exclns-ivo of any board th - Elbe Hotei on -Sunday afternoon' Gilliland of Genesee. . 7 ?! SUppulL u n e educstion existing in the t tax payers as of within an hour of the finding of the I !Ag a ^social success, no event in the younger set hes been its equal. It was 'a party th a t wn'll be remem­ bered for a long tim e >by them- and should inspire them to m o re such wholesome a m u sem ents ‘in, .the future. 1 ■-t-s bodies, took .pjosession cf the various aificles -in the room a td w ith H e alth Officer Coller, a careful search and •examination v/as mad*? of everything in ih© room. When- tht indispensable to the other. An editor is but an agent who comes, tow^hipr five other directors would works a while, and then goes on; a newspaper and its elientele are he« a-ected for the townshap at tn-e an- permanent fixtures in a eoiniarmity. j to y S pa^ HEBBERT M. PEET. the teachf-rs for the entire tounship-. ^Should ^A-ey deem it adyantugeons. A t 1: 30, Friday afternoon, there v. general assembly a t the auditoniuj . Report was given of the Commltte;;,-. on ■organization. A t 2:30, Clarer-.- ■ A. Perry, of New York. Associat * . Director of the Dept, of Recr-eaiti'., . Russell iSage Foundation, gave an i {- dress on “The W ider Use of th School Plant.” The trend of his re ­ dress w a s th a t all school buildirr ; and 'equipments should he open r- \ cply for tha betterm e n t of the chi - dren mentally, but physically and ♦Giontinued on *page §>

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