Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Newspaper Abstracts

  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), January 2, 1915, Night Extra, p. 12, col. 6.
    "Bear Season Closes
    KANE, Pa., Jan. 2.—The last day of the 1914 hunting season proved to be a lucky day for hunters in this region. The Rev. D. J. McHenry, of Sackett, Elk County, succeeded in killing a bear after trailing it for several hours."
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), May 21, 1915, Night Extra, p. 4, col. 4.
    "Hebrew Charities' Branches Elect
    The Federation of Hebrew Charities last night elected officers for three of its branches at a meeting held in the Keneseth Israel Synagogue, Broad street and Columbia avenue.

    For the Hebrew Educational Society there were chosen: … and Alexander Sacket.
    …"
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), June 3, 1915, Final, p. 2, cols. 4–5.
    "PENN STATE GETS PURDUE MAN FOR DEAN
    LAFAYETTE, Ind., June 3.—Prof. R. L. Sackett, who for eight years has been in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, has accepted the position of dean of engineering at Pennsylvania State College, Bellefonte, Pa. Professor Sackett went to Lafayette from Eastham College, Richmond, where he had been professor of applied mathematics and astronomy. He had been consulting engineer for the State Board of Health as an advisory for several years."
  • Evening Public Ledger, (Philadelphia [Pa.]), July 23, 1915, Night Extra, p. 10, col. 3.
    "SWIMMERS WILL RACE SATURDAY FOR ASHER AND SACKETT TROPHIES
    Aquatic races will be held at the Philadelphia Swimming Club at Lafayette, Pa., Saturday. …
    Many of the boys are getting ready for the classic of the Schuylkill—the Sackett Cup race, …
    The Sackett Cup competition is looked upon as the blue ribbon event of aquatic sports of the East. The record is held by John Knight Shyrock, the University of Pennsylvania swimmer, who in 1912 swam the century in 1:01 2.5 seconds."
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), August 9, 1915, Night Extra, p. 11, col. 5
    "ONE-MILE SWIMMING 'CHAMPS' AT LAFAYETTE
    Philadelphia Club Plans Big Aquatic Carnival for August 21—The Events.
    The Schuylkill River at Lafayette is thronged with swimmers during the weekends, who are practicing for the coming championships scheduled for August 21 at the Philadelphia Swimming Club.
    Since June the boys have been duckin', divin' and chasin' through the waters in preparation for the "champs." The events are: 100 yards for Sackett Cup, ….
    The Sackett Cup event will bring out a coterie of sprinters, for to win one must go the course in better than 1:03½. …"
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), February 17, 1917, Night Extra, p. 11, col. 2–3.
    "MISS MARGARET R. HART
    Miss Hart will take part in the [?histoire] gavette with which the [image too dark to read] the receiving line will be Miss Gregory, Mrs. R. W. Campbell and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sackett."
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), February 27, 1917, Night Extra, p. 7, col. 5.
    ""KATINKA" TINKLES WITH TUNE AND FUN
    T. Roy Barnes, Robins and Friml's Score the Best Bets of Lyric's Show
    MELODY WELL CONTRIVED
    KATINKA. Musical play in three acts. Book and lyrics by Otto Hauerbach. Music by Rudof Friml. Management, Arthur Hammerstein. Lyric Theatre.
    Petrov.........Albert Sackett
    …"
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), August 18, 1917, Final, p. 11, col. 3.
    "TOMLINSON STARS IN SWIM AT LAFAYETTE
    Captures Sackett Cup in 100 Yards and Lifts Honors in 440 Yards
    LAFAYETTE, Pa., Aug. 18.—Before many enthusiastic swimming fans here today Tomlinson defeated Uhl, the winner of last year's Sackett Cup, in the 100-yard swim, thereby winning the Sackett Cup. This was the twenty-second year the cup has been raced for."
    [William Post Sackett (1856–1946)]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), August 27, 1917, Sports Extra, p. 10, col. 6.
    "WEST BRANCH Y.M.C.A. MARATHON SWIM TODAY
    … Tomlinson, who won the Sackett cup two weeks ago at Lafayette …"
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), September 4, 1917, Final, p. 2, col. 2.
    "U.S. PREPARES POSTERS FOR NEW LIBERTY LOAN

    Other firms awarded contracts for the printing of posters are … and Sackett & Wilhelm Corporation, New York."
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), November 10, 1917, Sports Extra, p. 13, col. 5.
    "WINNING SMILE MADE FOOTLIGHT HISTORY
    Two Managers Competed for Julia Sanderson Because She Could "Look Pleasant"
    In "Rambler Rose," the new musical play in which JUlia Sanderson and Joseph Cawthorn are coming to the Forrest Theatre Monday evening—how it's better to smile than to cry—and there isn't any girl in the country to whom such a song could be assigned more appropriately than to Miss Sanderson. …
    In the Forepaugh Stock Company in Philadelphia, of which her father, Albert Sackett, was stage director, Miss Sanderson received her earliest experience. She was just a little girl at the time, but they put her in to play all sorts of parts.
    One night a New York producing manager happened to drop into the theatre. After the first act he asked the man in the boxoffice who the little girl with the smile was.
    "That," said the ticket seller, "Oh, that's Al Sackett's llttle girl. Has a nice smile, hasn't she?"
    "Yes, and I want it." said the manager.
    He saw Mr. Sackett and Julia came to New York to smile in support of Paula Edwardes in "Winsome Winnie" at the Casino. New Yorkers liked her smile just as much as the Phlladelphians had, and the next season they gave her a better part in "A Chinese Honeymoon."" Then she joined De Wolf Hopper's company and then her father thought it would bo good for her to go to London. She went, and her smile got her a part at once in "The Little Duke,"" one of George Edwardes's productions.
    Charles Frohman dropped in to see this piece one night and the first thing he said to Edwardes afterward was, "Who's the little girl with the smile?"
    "Why, you ought to know her," replied Edwardes. "She comes from America."
    "Well, I'm going to take her back," said Mr. Frohman.
    And he did, and put her in "The Dairymaids" first. Then he gave her the leading role in "The Arcadians," and while she was playing in this piece, he got a cable from Edwardes one morning.
    "Hear you've got girl with wonderful smile in 'Arcadians,'" said tho London manager.
    "You had her first, but I'm going to keep her." retorted Frohman.
    After "The Arcadians" she had the leading role in "The Siren" and then Mr. Frohman made her a star in "The Sunshine Girl.""
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), December 15, 1917, Final, p. 7, col. 2.
    "MANY DANCES IN LARGE AFFAIR TODAY
    Knitting the Dansant and Canteen Dance in Brooklyn Will Have Unique Features

    The program girls and chaperons will include: Chaperons, …. Girls— … Miss Beatrice Sackett, …"
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), February 12, 1918, Night Extra, p. 9, col. 1.
    ""The Art Studio," a miniature musical comedy with an abundance of pretty girls, was also a pleasing feature of the bill [at the Globe], and "The Children of France," a patriotic melodrama, featuring Albert Sackett, scored an emphatic hit. …."
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), June 15, 1918, Night Extra, p. 13, col. 6.
    RECORD ENTRY IN THE FRIDOLYN CUP
    One Hundred and Sixty-four Golfers Playing at Philmont Today
    The third annual golf tournament for the Fridolyn Cup at the Philmont Country Club today has attracted the best entry list in the history of the event …. The pairings follow:
    3:20—Mrs. W. A. Sackett and J. P. Daly, Aronimink, and Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Bowers, Philmont.
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), July 25, 1918, Night Extra, p. 11, col. 2.
    "TITULAR SWIMMING MEET
    Two Middle Atlantic Events to Be Decided Tonight at Manheim
    … Besides Marling in the 100-yard championship there are Raymond Uhl, of Lansdowne, who captured this event for two years and who holds the fastest outdoor record for the Sackett Cup over the distance …"
    [William Post Sackett (1856–1946)]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), October 2, 1918, Night Extra, p. 11, col. 2.
    "U.S. CASUALTIES ON 3 REPORTS TOTAL 1118
    … Casualties among the American expeditionary forces in France were increased to 1118 by reports given out by the War Department today and last night …
    WOUNDED SEVERELY
    Lieutenants
    SACKETT, DAYTON, Greenfield, Weakley County, Tenn."
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), January 10, 1920, Night Extra, p. 2, col. 6.
    "TO WED N.Y. DIVORCEE
    Engagement Announced of W. S. Duell and Mrs. Carroll
    Mrs. Livingston Carroll, of New York, twice divorced, will marry W. Sackett Duell, a Philadelphia manufacturer, on January 21, it has been announced.
    Mrs. Carroll shone in New York and Newport society as "Baby" Best. She was the daughter of Mrs. Clermont Livingston Best, of New York. She married Elizur Yale Smith in 1907 and was divorced the following June. In September, 1910, Mrs. Smith married Arthur Carroll, son of the late General Howard Carroll. She was divorced again five years later.
    Her marriage to Mr. Duell will take place at her apartment in the Hotel Lorraine, New York. The couple will live in the Duell mansion at Meadowbrook. Mr. Duell is an owner of the Klauder-Weldon Dyeing Machine Co. at Jenkintown."
    [William Sackett Duell (1882–) s. Charles Holland & Harriet M (Sackett) Duell]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), July 22, 1920, Night Extra Financial, p. 3, col. 3.
    "MACHINE IS USED FOR PRESCRIPTIONS.
    Physician Turned Out Illegal Orders for Liquor on Mimeograph
    WHOLESALERS IN TROUBLE
    In order to meet the demand for prescriptions for liquor a Philadelphia physician turned them out in mimeograph form, according to R. M. Sackett, state prohibition inspector.
    Mr. Sackett declined to divulge the name of the doctor, who, he said, would be given a hearing in a few days.
    "There is little doubt in my mind," declared Mr. Sackett, "that we have the goods on the physician, judging from the thousands of illegal prescription blanks that the investigation has brought to light.
    "The investigation proves conclusively," remarked the inspector, "that this physician suffered from 'writers' cramp' and resorted to the mimeograph in producing his own prescription blanks."
    Since June 10 the prohibition department has ruled that a physician is limited to writing 100 prescriptions for liquor every three months. The regulation blanks are supplied by the prohibition director's office and a record kept in that office.

    Inspector Sackett left last night for Pittsburgh, where he was summoned by W. W. Hindman, state prohibition director, who returned yesterday from a trip to the coast, to report on the progress of work in Philadelphia. He will return to this city Saturday and resume hearings of wholesalers."
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), August 17, 1920, Night Extra, p. 14, col. 8.
    SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
    … The feature event will be the Middle Atlantic half-mile championship and the twenty-sixth annual 100-yard scratch race for the William P. Sackett trophy. …"
    [William Post Sackett (1856–1946)]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), August 21, 1920, Night Extra, p. 9, col. 8.
    "SWIM RACES TODAY
    Sackett Cup and Middle Atlantic Events at Lafayette
    … The feature event will be the middle Atlantic half-mile championship and the twenty-sixth annual 100-yard scratch race for the William P. Sackett Trophy. …"
    [William Post Sackett (1856–1946)]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), October 12, 1920, Night Extra, p. 1, col. 3.
    "2 PEARL STRANDS TAKEN FROM MRS. G. H. M'FADDEN, JR.
    Gems Worth $100,000 Vanish From Dressing Table in Villanova Home
    RICH HEIRLOOMS STOLEN FROM MRS. SACKETT DUELL
    Detectives Have Theory of Dishonest Servants or Crooks Having Entree in Society
    Rare family jewels, valued at between $20,000 and $25,000, mysteriously disappeared the night of October 5 from the boudoir of Mrs. William Sackett Duell at Meadowbrook, Pa.
    … The Duell robbery was kept secret for nearly a week because investigators believed it an "inside job."
    Mrs. Duell, whose husband is president of the Klauder-Wilson Dyeing Machine Co., of Jenkintown, wore her jewels at a dinner Monday night, October 4. …"
    [William Sackett Duell (1882–) s. Charles Holland & Harriet M (Sackett) Duell]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), October 14, 1920, Night Extra, p. 3, col. 3.
    "M'FADDEN PEARLS, BURDEN TO THIEVES
    Gems So Well Known by Jewelers They Will Be Hard to Sell
    SIMILAR JOB IN NEW YORK
    … The methods employed in the Sleepy Hollow robbery were the same as those used by the "boudoir thieves" who escaped with the McFadden jewels and those owned by Mrs. William Sackett Duell, of Meadowbrook, Pa. …"
    [William Sackett Duell (1882–) s. Charles Holland & Harriet M (Sackett) Duell]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), October 26, 1920, Night Extra, p. 11, col. 2.
    THE DAILY NOVELETTE
    [A fictional story involving a family of Sacketts]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), November 20, 1920, Night Extra, p. 5, col. 2.
    "DEATHS
    SACKETT.—Nov. 18, after a brief illness, FRANKLIN PAGE SACKETT, aged 45, late commander P. C. U. S. N., husband of Marian Leech and son of Emma L. Paine and late General Frederick M. Sackett, of Providence, R. I. Funeral services at Providence, R. I., Mon., 22d inst., 12 o'clock noon."
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), December 13, 1920, Night Extra, p. 11, col. 2.
    THE DAILY NOVELETTE
    [A fictional story involving a Sackett]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), March 1, 1921, Night Extra, p. 2, col. 7.
    "LEONARD THOMAS TO BE WED IN STOTESBURY HOME
    Romance of Clubman and Mrs. Austin T. Sackett Culminates Tomorrow
    Dispatches from Palm Beach to New York today tell of the marriage, to be performed at noon tomorrow, of Leonard M. Thomas, former diplomat and wealthy clubman of New York, to Mrs. Austin Townsend Sackett, of New London and Palm Beach, the ceremony to take place in the ballroom of "El Mirasol," the villa of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury, of this city.
    It is indicated in the dispatches the wedding is the culmination of a romance of Palm Beach, and that even the closest friends of Mr. Thomas did not know, or will not know until they receive an invitation some time today, that the wedding was planned to take place this week.
    Mrs. Joseph E. Widener will be in the select coterie of guests at the wedding. A number of intimate friends of Mr. Thomas, from New York, are also to attend.
    Mrs. Sackett recently was awarded a decree of divorce from Austin Sackett. Before her marriage she was Miss Marie Good, of Brooklyn and Long Island.
    Mr. Thomas was divorced late in 1910 in Paris by Mrs. Blanche Oelrichs Thomas, society poetess and once regarded as "the most beautiful woman in America." In August, 1920, she married John Barrymore, the actor.
    Mr. Thomas has been personally supervising the construction of a $500,000 Spanish villa on the ocean front at Palm Beach, and, it is said, this will be the southern home he and his bride will occupy.
    Mr. Thomas is a son of the late George C. Thomas, of this city."
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), March 2, 1921, Night Extra, p. 1, col. 2.
    Mrs Austin Sackett
    Mrs Austin Sackett
    New York society woman who is reported engaged to Leonard M. Thomas, son of the late George C. Thomas, of this city. It is reported that they will be married at Palm Beach.
    "LEONARD THOMAS IS NOT MARRIED AT PALM BEACH
    Mystery Introduced in Stotesbury Statement No Wedding Is Held
    With statements by Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury that "no wedding took place at El Mirasol," society is wondering if Leonard M. Thomas, New York clubman, and Mrs. Marie Good Sackett, formerly of New London, Conn., but now of Palm Beach, are married—or when they are to be married.
    Conflicting reports have introduced the element of mystery. New York dispatches say Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Sackett were to have been married at noon yesterday at El Mirasol, the Palm Beach home of Mr. and Mrs. Stotesbury. Palm Beach dispatches, as outlined, gave emphatic refutation of any rumor that a marriage ceremony was performed at El Mirasol yesterday.
    Mr. Thomas was off on a fishing trip with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Drayton. Mrs. Sackett could not be located in Palm Beach, yet there was nothing to indicate that Mrs. Sackett was one of the party with Mr. Thomas on the fishing trip.
    Mr. Thomas refused to discuss either the reported marriage or engagement to Mrs. Sackett.
    "I may have a statement to make tomorrow" was all he would say. At any rate, be is personally supervising construction of a $500,000 home on the ocean front at Palm Beach, a home which will rival El Mirasol, the Stotesbury villa.
    Mr. Thomas is a son of the late George C. Thomas, of this city."
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), March 30, 1921, Night Extra, p. 3, col. 2.
    "MEDIATOR CHAPEL IS CONSECRATED
    … The Chapel of the Mediator, Fifty-first and Spruce streets, a memorial to George C. Thomas, was consecrated today …
    Leonard M. Thomas, son of the banker whose generosity made possible the building of the chapel, was present with his bride, the former Mrs. Austin Townsend Sackett, of New London. They were married last month in E. T. Stotesbury's Palm Beach villa. It was their first appearance in this city since their wedding." [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), April 2, 1921, Night Extra, p. 9, col.
    "Mr. and Mrs. W. Sackett Duell are entertaining Mr. Arthur Sewell, of New York, at their home in Meadowbrook over the weekend."
    [William Sackett Duell (1882–) s. Charles Holland & Harriet M (Sackett) Duell]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), May 21, 1921, Night Extra, p. 1, col. 8
    "Other jewel robberies occurred October 6, 1920, at the home of Mrs. W. Sackett Duell, of Meadowbrook, Pa., where $20,000 of jewels were taken, and October 18, 1920, when gems valued at $90,000 were stolen from the home of A. J. Antelo Devereux at Oreland, Pa."
    [William Sackett Duell (1882–) s. Charles Holland & Harriet M (Sackett) Duell]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), August 20, 1921, Night Extra, p. 11, col. 6.
    "SWIMMERS TO RACE FOR SACKETT CUP
    Many Out-of-Town Mermen Here for Twenty-seventh Annual Event
    The twenty-seventh annual 100-yard open scratch race for the William P. Sackett Cup, the oldest swimming trophy in this country and Canada, will be held at Miquon this afternoon. …"
    [William Post Sackett (1856–1946)]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), October 13, 1921, Night Extra, p. 11, col. 2.
    "Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Graves, who have been entertained as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W Sackett Duell, of Hillcroft, Meadowbrook, have returned to their home in Washington. The wedding of Mr. Duell's brother, Mr. Charles H. Duell, of New York, and Miss Lillian Tucker, daughter of Mrs. Charles A. Hall, of Pasadena, Calif., will take place at Hillcroft, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Duell, on Saturday, October 29."
    [William Sackett Duell (1882–) s. Charles Holland & Harriet M (Sackett) Duell]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), August 19, 1922, Sports Extra, p. 15, col. 8.
    "SACKETT CUP RACE DRAWS BIG FIELD

    The Philadelphia Swimming Club will celebrate Championship Day with half a dozen open races off the clubhouse wharf at Miquon on the Schuylkill this afternoon. All but one of the events are for men.
    The feature race will be the twenty-eighth annual 100-yard free-style dash for the William P. Sackett Cup. …"
    [William Post Sackett (1856–1946)]
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), October 12, 1922, Night Extra, p. 22, col. 4.
    "DWELLS ON POWER OF WOMAN'S VOTE
    [Report of convention of the State Federation of Pennsylvania Women]
    Mrs. R. L. Sackett, of State College, presented the report of the educational conference; …" [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), October 30, 1922, Night Extra, p. 10, col. 5.
    "DEAN R. L. SACKETT
    How the Technical College Influences Industry
    The relation of the technical college to industry is an important one not so well understood by the public as it should be, says Dean Sackett, of the Engineering School of Pennsylvania State College, who is spending a year in Philadelphia in the interest of that institution. …"
    [Record added July 2010]
  • Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), December 6, 1922, Night Extra, p. 26, col. 4.
    "TRAINING THE WORKERS
    Industry and Education Figure in Mechanical Engineers' Forum
    … forty-third annual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
    R. L. Sackett, dean of engineering, Pennsylvania State College, described schools for apprentices and shop training, and said that more attention should be given to organizing the instruction; …"
    [Record added July 2010]

Source:
Website Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). (Researched & transcribed by Chris Sackett).