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29 Jun 1922
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


A party of young people motored to Campbell's Mills, Indiana County, last Sunday for a picnic and general outdoors day. The party consisted of Misses Margaret Moody, Sarah Moody, Elizabeth Cornely, Margaret McTigue, Alice Troupe, Alice Harper, Christine Moody, Geneva Wilkinson, Jessie Davidson, Stella Whale, and Josephine Keer; Messrs. Ray Pearson, Weldon Wilkinson, Lester and Dave Evans, Lawrence Costlow, M. Daugherty, Tom Moody, Dave Harrison, Walter Evans, Max Weaver and Dick Wilkinson.

A baseball game between the girls and boys was a feature of the day's sports, the score being 96 to 3. Swimming and boat riding were also enjoyed, as well as a lively soccer game. Tasty refreshments were brought by the girls, to which all present did full justice, and a most enjoyable day was spent in general.


James T. Troxell, who has been employed at Waltz's Pharmacy for the past several months, left last Saturday for his home in Gallitzin, having severed his connection with the local store due to other plans. While a resident of Nanty-Glo only a short time, "Jim" had established a fine reputation as a courteous and efficient salesman and leaves behind a large circle of friends, who will wish him well in all his future activities.


Miss Betty Roberts entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scaife last Thursday evening, in honor of Joseph Hayes, it being his birthday anniversary. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Ross and son, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scaife, Mr. Joseph Hayes, and Miss Betty Roberts.

The evening was spent in music and playing games, after which elaborate refreshments were served. All present reported having spent a most pleasant evening.


Those fortunate souls who have thrilled to the exploits of "Long John Silver," "Bill Bones" and his parrot, "Jim Hawkins" and the other jolly rum-hounds of Stevenson's "Treasure Island," will be able to appreciate the feelings of the construction gang of the Penn Central Co. near Lincoln, who one day this week unearthed a treasure that in these arid days ranks well in value with the chests of "pieces of eight" found on the island by the merry rovers of the great pirate classic.

The workmen, who are employed on constructing a new power line in the vicinity of Lincoln, found a cool, secluded spot in a grove near their work in which to eat their lunch. After they had eaten, one or two of the more intrepid members of the party made a tour of exploration, in the course of which they stumbled over a large barrel, which had been sunk into the earth and was partially covered with undergrowth, a part of it protruding from the ground in true hidden, treasure style. Hasty excavation of the barrel and investigation of its contents proved that it contained a very fine variety of wine, made according to those who sampled it, from figs, and warranted by witnesses to contain the full quota of "kick" of pre-Volstead days.

The finders claimed a portion of the contents of the cache by right of discovery. One member of the party of discoverers was asked by a reporter what was to be done with the find. The reporter timidly inquired, "It will be turned over to the prohibition officers, will it not?" Like a flash of lightning came the reply, "Yes, IT WILL NOT!"


John Paul, aged 45 years, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at the Mercy Hospital, Johnstown, following an operation for the removal of his appendix. He underwent the operation at the Eighth Ward institution several days ago.

The deceased is survived by his widow and nine small children. He was an employee of the Pennsylvania Coal & Coke Corporation and lived in one of the row of tile houses on Pergrin Road.

The body was turned over to Undertaker George Onadiezek, of Nanty-Glo, to prepare for burial. Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

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