This Day in History: July 6th, 1915

This Day in History: July 6th, 1915

ROBERT LINS SHOT WITH PISTOL, BUT NOT SERIOUSLY Ernest McGaugher Accidentally Pulls Tripper

Was the Only Casualty Reported Over the 4th

John Adam Laid at Rest

Plenty of Other Borough News.

MILLTOWN, July 6-With the exception of a picnic which was held in Parson’s Grove last evening under the auspices of a number of local young men there was nothing of any importance going on in the borough yesterday. There was but one accident as far as can be learned which occurred about six o’clock last evening when Ernest McGaughey shot Robert Lins in the face with a blank pistol. Dr. F. E. Riva was summoned and dress the wound which was not serious.

John Adams Buried.

A large number of people attended the funeral of John Adams, which was held from his late home on Ford avenue yesterday afternoon. He had often said during his lifetime that he desired to have a military funeral the desire was granted. Members of the G. A. R. attended and were assisted by the Milltown Fife and Drum corps. The Rev. L. L. Hand, pastor of the Methodist church, of Milltown, officiated. He consoled the bereaved with his remarks.

Interment took place In Van Liew cemetery. Undertaker William Quackenboss, of New Brunswick had charge of the arrangements.

Among those that remain to mourn his loss are a wife, Mrs. A. Adams, of Milltown; the following children. Louis and John Adams, of Trenton, Mrs. Bertha Van Sickle, of Milltown, Mrs. George Banker, of New Brunswick: the following step. children, Mrs. William Boyd, of New Brunswick; George Sevenhair, of Woonsocket, and Jacob Morris, of Milltown.


While there were not so many present at the picnic which was held in Parson’s Grove, Saturday night, under the auspices of Wickatunk Tribe, No. 135. Improved Order of Red Men, yet all those that did at- tend, had a very enjoyable time. The music was furnished by Cortelyou’s orchestra, of New Brunswick.

Pig Roast.

Joe Hefner And a number of his friends disposed of the porker he captured in the “race for life” by the “great unknown” at the Michelin Day celebration. June 26th. The porker was prepared by Caterer William Prill, of Milltown, and was served at Parson’s Grove on Sunday afternoon,

A Trip to Niagara.

A merry party consisting of Misses Edythe Kohlhepp. Anna M. Kuhlthau, Barbara Lins, Mae Kuhlthau, Mailda DeHart, Louise Benz, Bertha Snedeker, and Dorothy Harkins left) Friday for a trip to Niagara Falls, Toronto and surrounding country and will return to-day. The girls stopped at the International Hotel at Niagara.

Boy Scouts Out Camping.

The Milltown Troop of Boy Scouts had a glorious time over the Fourth. They had a tent in the woods near the Milltown Coal and Lumber Company in North Milltown where they camped Saturday and Sunday night, and it was not until the heavy downpour of rain early yesterday morning that they broke. up. Only for the unpleasant ending which was caused by the heavy showers and caused some of the boys to go home soaked they had a very pleasant time. This was the first experience for a great number of them, sleeping in a tent over night and they thoroughly enjoyed the outing. They had guards on duty at all hours of the night, the scouts taking turns in this work.

Patriotic Service.

The continuation of the patriotic service and dollar day at the Methodist church brought up the collection for the patriotic services to $84.00 Sunday morning, which amount is very pleasing to those in charge. However, should there be anyone de- siring to contribute there is still time enough to do so. Rev. L. L. Hand would be pleased to receive the offering.

Junior Mechanic Night.

The Junior Mechanic throughout this section of the county will journey to South River this evening to participate in the Junior Mechanic parade, which is to be held in connection with the “Bob” Johnson evangelistic services at that place.

The local Council will postpone their meeting from tonight to tomorrow night. In order that all the members will have an opportunity to get in line. They will leave Milltown on a special trolley at seven o’clock.

The regular meeting for this week will be held tomorrow evening at which time the installation of officers, by Past State Councilor, Rev. L. L. Hand, will take place.

Official Board Meeting.

The regular monthly meeting of the Official Board will be held at the Methodist church tomorrow evening at seven o’clock. All members are requested to be present.

Prayer Meetings.

The prayer meetings which are being held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs- day and Friday mornings between 9.30 and 10.00, will be held this week at the following homes: Mrs. Mary Patterson, Richter avenue; Mrs. Albert Skewis, Riva avenue: Mrs. John Okeson, Sr., John street; Mrs. Emily Lins, Church street; Methodist parsonage and the German Reformed parsonage.


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Muller, of New York City, were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Muller, of Church street, over the holiday.

Mr. Theodore Bormet. of Woonsocket, R. I, is visiting with his uncle, Mr. William Bormet, of Kuhlthau avenue.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hill, of North Main street, were Sunday visitors at Asbury Park.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wagner, of New York City, have returned to their home in New York City, after few days visit with Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Wagner, of North Main street.

Mr. N. M. Townley, Sr., and grand- daughter, Dorothy Townley, spent Sunday with friends in the borough.

Miss Myrtle Growley, of Prov idence, R. I., is visiting at the home of Mrs. C. Hoffer, of Fresh Ponds. The former Weyd Hotel, now occupied by Frank Becza, is beautified by a coat of paint.


Herman Fahrnholz, of Woonsocket spent the holiday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fahrnholz, of Riva avenue.

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