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A SHEPHERD 1)00'S ENCOUNTER WITH
"My name is Thomas Wilman, and
I live in Philadelphia, where my son
Harry is n prominent business man.
Thirty-one years ago I man ied,in Great
Harrington, Mass., as pretty a girl as
that village (famous for its pretty girls)
ever sheltered. She had been well
brought up, but had no fortune. I had
$1,500 which I had made by running a
sawmill. We were young and had the
world before us, and we concluded to
go West. Going We3t in those days
didn't tneau, as it seems to now, going
beyond the Mississippi. Going into
4 York State'was going West then. I
had a cousin in Cattaraugus,a little vil
lage on the Erie Railway, 30 miles east
of Dunkirk, and wo concluded to go
It was late in Aagust when we reach
ed Cattaraugus. My cousin gave us a
hearty welcome, and I set about look
ing for a spot to build. Cattaraugus
is a curious sort of a place. The vil
lage is surrounded by hills, and the
wonder to me is that it doesn't slide
down into the washbowl-like valley on
the side of which it is built. A little
creea runs tinough the village, and a
mile to the west finds itself iu a deep,
narrow valley, with almost perpendicu
lar sides, 100 feet high. Tnis valley is
called Skinney Hollow, and is one of
the most picturesque spots on the Erie
Road. I went down into the hollow
prospecting. The sides, where they
were not too steep, were covered with
a heavy growth of first-class pine, and
for miles around the hills were thick
with the same timber. I saw there
was money in a sawmill right down in
that hollow, and I built one on the
stream, which I could see was a good
sized creek most of the year. It is one
of the branches of Cattaraugus Creek,
which empties into L ike Erie 30 raile3
west of Buffalo.
"I built my mill there, and close to
it a little house, so close in fact, that
the two joined. I took Katie, that is
my wife, down there, and we began
housekeeping. Tiiat was well into the
winter, and I began logging at once. I
hired a gang of men to help me, raised
money by contracting my lumber ahead
aud sUrted in. We cut logs on the
hills close to the mill, rigged up siides,
and ran them down to the iogway. I
tell you it was music to me when the
saw ripped into the first log and a
clean-cut slab dropped away from the
teeth. We bad a little jollification.
That was the first log ever cut in Skin
ner Hollow, and people drove miles to
see it. Business was good. There was
lots of snow, which made it easy work
getting logs to the mill and drawing
the lumber oat to the village, besides
giving me all the water I wanted. In
fact water was running over of
my flume every hour from the time I
turned it into the race till the middle
of July. Then a dry spell came on,
and I had to shut down for two or
or three hours every day to let ray race
'•But I didn't mind that. I had a
tip-top season and had made money. I
had logs enough at my door to keep me
busy for a year, and I knew where
there were plenty more when those ran
out. And, besides, I had two to look
after instead of one. You wouldn't
think if you'd see Harry, with all his
refined ways and education, that the
first music he ever heard was a saw
tearing through a pine knot. But it's
so. He was a pioneer's son and knock
ed around a sawmill till he was into
his teens. Well, when business was
slow I worked around the house, fixing
up things here and there for Katie, so
as to make her comfortable. She
couldn't have been more contented.
She used to think that sawmill was
just about the pleasantest place in the
country. Hour after hour she'd stay
out there with me, and we'd keep up
the conversation while the log was run
ning back and stop when it went up to
the saw. Dear me ! Dear me ! Why,
I can see her as she used to look in
those days in that little sawmill just
as plainly as if I stood there with her
to-day. She ustd to jump on the log
and ride up pretty close to the saw and
theu, just as I would get scared and
jump to drag her away, off she'd go.
Nobody was ever happier than we were
and we have never been as happy since,
though we've been pretty happy and
The yellow sunlight flickered into
the room where the two sat, and the
wine looked like blood as the dan
cing rays shone through it. The old
man was lost in happy reverie, and the
young man ventured to remind hirn
that there was a snake story promised.
"True," sa'd the old mau, starting,
"I'm just coming to that. I lo3t my
self thinking of those old days. There
was snakes then, and we had killed
them. Rattlers used to come out on
MILLIIEIM, PA. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16., 1884.
the ledges of rocks and lay in tho hot
sun. One or two had come around the
mill, and I had shot one in our door
yard. But we thought nothing of that.
People liying in the woods or in wild
places get used to things that would
fill them with horror in a settled coun
try. We expected to find snakes, and
as long as they kept their distance or
gave us a chance to shoot thein when
they got too near we didn't ruiud
t4 A9 I told you, I fixi-d up things a
round the house during slack time.
One of the bits of furniture I knocked
together was a bedstead. It was more
like a broad lounge than a bedstead, for
it had neither head nor footboard. One
end was raised a little like a couch,and
that was the head. We had some bear
skins and blankets to cover us. It was
a big improvement on the floor where
we had been sleeping, and after a hard
day's work handling logs I used think
it about as comfortab'e a spot as I
"Well, it got along into the fall and
we began to have chilly nights. The
equinoctial gave us a big rain, and for
a fortnight I had all the water I could
use. Then it got dry again. One af
ternoon, after several days of threaten
ing weather, it began to rain. Hour
after hour the rain come down till ü
bout 9 o'clock in the evening, when it
suddenly cleared off and turned cold.
It was late in October and we kept a
fire burniag on the hearth nights,more
for the baby's sake than for our own.
Our bed was parallel with the fireplace
and stood out near the middle of the
the room. We had an English shep
herd dog named Loe, which we took
with us from Massachusetts. He was a
black and white beauty, and my wife,
who had raised him, thought about as
much of him as she did of the baby or
me—at least I U3ed to tell her so. The
dog was fond of me and I made a gieat
pet of him. He was a noble fellow
and all he wanted was for me to whis
tle just once and he'd come. We let
him sleep in the room at the foot of the
bed. Sometimes in the morning I'd
wake up before my wife and I'd whis
tle just once to the dog. Up he'd come
over the foot of the bed and wake Ka
tie by licking her face.
"That night we were ju9t going to
bed when it turned cold. I threw an
extra pine knot on the fire and went to
the door and looked out. I shall never
forget that look,for it was the last time
I ever stood there and saw stars above
Skinner Hollow. I closed the door and
went to bed and soon fell asleep. I
slept on the side of the bed nearest the
hearth, my wife slept on the farther
side and the baby lay bet wee u us. For
some reason I didn't sleep long, aud
when I waked up I couldn't get to
sleep again. Finally 1 got out of bed
and threw another knot on the fire.
Leo was stretched out on the floor with
his nose between his paws. He eyed
me sleepily as I walked around the
room and gaye me a loving look as
as I stooped down and patted bis head.
I went back to bed and fell into an un
easy sleep. All at once I wakened
with a start. It must have been past
midnight. I seemed to be fully awake
the moment I opened my eyes, and
such a sight as they rested on God
grant they may never see again. I was
lying on my left side facing :my wife,
who was lying on her right side. The
baby lay on its back between us. As I
opened my eyes a dark object glided
down from off the taby, and just then
the knot burst into flames and flooded
the room with light. A rattlesnake,
fully Ave feet long, had slipped down
from between ray wife and myself
where it had streched out presumably
to get warm, and, startle! no doubt by
some movement I had made in waking
had thrown itself into a coil on the bed
at the baby's feet and just opposite my
"Somebody asks if life is worth liv
ing. I think it is as a general thing,
but if life had many such moments as
that I should say emphatically that
death was preferable. For a moment I
lost mv head. I did not move, fortu
nately, bnt I seemed to drift entirely
out of all consciousness. For a mo
ment only this lasted. Then my senses
came back to me, and I felt that from
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Cleveland and Hendricks,
the reaction I would prob.ibly tremble
from head to foot. How I ever man
aged to keep my body rigid I don't
know, but by an awful effort I did. I
knew that to stir was death, perhaps
for my boy, perhaps—my God, the
thought was agony—far my wife. Out
side I could hear the rain dripping from
the eaves, and I could detect the sound
of water running to waste over the
flume. To-morrow,! thought,l'll have
plenty of water again. To-morrow 1
Would I ever see to-morrow again ?
And if I did would I uot meet it alone?
In spite of all I could do a shudder ran
through my body.
"The snake felt it and raised its
head. I could see its eyes glisten and
dance in tho firelight, and the bright
rays glanced over the undulating coils.
I could see that the snake was irritated,
and I knew thai it was liable to spring
at any moment. Who would it strike?
Either of us was within easy distance.
It seemed to me that I could see
the begiuning of the muscular con
traction which would precede the
"All this, of course, passed in a frac
tion of the time I have occupied in tell
ing it. My wife and boy slept on. I
prayed that they might not move,for if
they did I felt the snake would throw
itself forward. I moved uiy head
slightly. The snake's head again arose,
and for the first time it sounded its
rattle. Instantly my wife opened her
eyes, and some way they jested on the
snake. I sould see that every vestige
of color had left her face, but she did
not move a muscle. The.i her eyes
slowly left the snake and came up to
"Looking back of the nearly thirty
years which have elapsed since then I
can see the look in her eyes yet. We
had sometimes talked about meeting
death together. Now it lay between us
and in more horrible form than we had
eyer dreamed of. Yet the look of per
fect confidence in me which my wife's
eyes almost spoke was something a man
does not see more than once in a life
time. That look seemed to say,for ba
by's sake, and like a flash I became as
cool as lam at this moment. I could
not speak but my wife understood that
she must keep perfectly quiet and
jump. When the time came,slowly and
with infinite care I raised my head till
I could look down the bpd to the floor
beyond. My wife's eyes followed mine
and we both saw the dog. The hideous
eyes of the snake swayed to and fro,
and I knew that what was done must
be done quickly. I looked at my wife
and she realized my plan. Her eyes fill
ed with tears but gave consent. With
a prayer for help I moistened- my lips
an gave one short, sharp whistle. The
snake, I think didn't know what to
make of it, but the dog, Leo, did. As
quick almost a9 thought he sprang to
his feet and bounded on the bed. To
this day I've never been able to under
stand why the snake did not strike
when the dog moved, but it did not.
As the dog's body rose in the air my
wife caught hold of the baby's gar
ments and rolled out of bed. I rolled
out on my side, grasped my rifle,which
stood at the head of the bed, aud turn
ed. The dog and the snake were roll
ing together on the bed. I caught
sight of the snake's head and fired, and
the reptile was past doing any harm.
The dog staggered off the bed to the
floor, shivered, moaned once or twice,
looked from my wife to myself with
more love than I ever saw before or
since in any animal's eyes and died.
"At daybreak the next morning we
buried the dog and started for the vil
lage. I sold my mill and house to a
man who was visiting my cousin, and
before sunset we wore on our way to
Massachusetts. I built another mill in
the East, and we prospered and grew
rich. Other children came to make
our home happy, and there are grand
children now. We haye enjoyed life,
and enjoy it now. But I tell you,young
man, that if poverty stood on one hand
and even a glimpse of Skinn6r Hollow
on the other, we would take poverty
cheerfully and think we had made a
—School Books at the JOURNAL Store
on Penn Street.
A REPUBLICAN WELCOME.
Address of Welcomo of tlia Buffalo
Cleveland Republicans to Clevo
land at the Groat Recep
tion given the Governor
at his Homo.
The committee of Cleveland Repub
licans, consisting of thirty of the lead
ing Republican business men of that
city,have issued the following address
of welcome to Governor Cleveland .-
GOVERNOR CLEVELAND : You are
among us for the first time since your
nomination for the high office of Presi
dent of the United States. The Cleve
land Republicans of the city of your
home desire to extend to you a formal
and hearty welcome. Buffalo has many
times shown its confidence in and es
teem for you Twice when Republi
cans have desired to rebuke dishonesty
in their own party thev have found in
you the efficient instrument. You have
beeu our Mayor and are now our Gov
ernor. In every position in which you
have been placed you have shown your
self worthy of the trust reposed in you.
No honest man of any party ever had
reason to regret giving you his support.
Causes similar to those which forced
you into the Mayor's chair against your
will and made you Governor of the
Empire State without your haying
sought the office now call for your elec
tion to the highest office in the nation.
The issues of this campaign, which o
vercbadow all other interests, is integ
''Without honesty wisdom is mere
craft and cozenage."
We want more than anything else in
the chair of Washington and Lincoln
a feailess, independent, honest man.
As Republicans we say with regret that
we believe your chief competitor for
the Presidential office is not such a
man. The record of his official life has
caused many even of those who now
support him to condemn him as unclean
and dangerous. His tell-tale letters,
showing how he used his official posit
ion to make money for himself, have
received many friendly explanations.
But none of them has succeeded in
explaining away his dishonor. The
taint of corruption clings to them and
should—and we believe must—prove an
effectual bar to his electiun to the oflice
he has so long and presistently sought.
We deem it especially fortunate that in
turning from a candidate whom we
cannot trust we find an imposing candi
date in every way worthy of confidence.
We prefer an honest Democrat to a
dishonest Republican. We cannot un
derstand that sentiment or that super
stition which puts party liefore honor
and before country. We cannot com
prehend that logic which says that one
man may be corrupt a Congressman
and yet be trusted to be a model Presi
dent, and in the same breath tells us
that another man though he may be a
model Governor cannot be trusted in
tho Presidency. In tho face of such
false and contemptabledoctrine we say:
You have been faithful over the inter
ests placed in your charge. We will
strive to enlarge the field of your re
sponsibilities and usefulness. We have
watched your official career and have
studied 3 r our life. We feel that we
know you well. We believe that integ
rity is the basis of your character, that
faithfulness to trust is your first rule of
We believe that, like Clay, you had
rather lie right than be President if
choice must be made, and that, like
Lincoln, you will be firm in the right as
God gives you to see the light. We
therefore tender you our indorsement
and support, and bid you welcome a3
an honored guest, a Presidential candi
date, a model Governor, but greater
than all, an honest man.
The executive committee of Cleveland
Republicans of Erie county.
ANSLEY WILCOX, Chairman.
RALPH STONE, JOHN B. OLMSTED,
General MoOlellan'a Views.
General George B. McClellau has
sounded the key-note of the political
situation in the following words :
"This contest now is|the mighty .and,
I firmly belieye,the crucial effort of the
honest, self-respecting, the patriotic
classes of this people to overthrow an
oligarchy of office-holders which, in ail
Terms,Jsl.oo per Yc ar, in Advance.
j its tendencies and manifestations, is
unrepublican—is fatal to the perm -
j nenee of Republican institutions. I be
lieve in the integrity of this people. I
j believe that, awakened to a realizing
sense oft he danger that threatens them,
they will sweep away as chaff this class
that threatens their liberties and is dis
gracing them at home and abroad. I
believe they aro awake to the danger.
They proved it ten years ago by the in
dignant uprising against the infamies
at Washington. They proved it two
years later by electing the candidate
whose promise was 'reform.' They
proved il in 1878. In 1880 the vote for
the President elected was a minority by
over half a million of the total vote
cast. In 1882 they proved it by the
election of Cleveland in New York, of
Pattison in Pennsylvania—two men
known only by the reforms which sim
ple honesty and a high sense of official
duty and responsibility had enabled
them to work in corrupt municipal gov
ern raeuts. Both were elected by an In
ternecine revolt against corruption in
the party opposed to them. As I have
said, this tendency has been uniform,
and, though not given to exploit itself
except in acts, all powerful. It is the
patriotism of the American people as
serting itself. It now supports the
man who most admirably represeuts it
and is fighting for the principles, clear
cut and defined, which account for its
existence and its strength."
The Real Business Men.
The New York Merchants Issue an
Address to the Country.
NEW YORK, Oct. 9.—Tht New York
Produce and Maritime Independent
Merchants' Cleveland and Hendricks
Club yesterday issued the following
address adopted by the executive com
7b Our Fellow Merchants of the Uni
ted State* The objects for which the
republican party was formed have been
accomplished, the men who were the
I people's trusted leaders in the times
!of trial are either dead or the counsels
J of the living are no longer heeded.
The bad element has control, and,
contrary to the advice of wise and good
men, a candidate has been nominated
for the presidency whom reputable bus
iness men would hesitate to trust. He
has been convicted by public opinion of
using his official position to influence
legislation by which his own private
fortunes haye been advanced ; he has
teen the agent of lobbyists to secure
improper legislation while occupylug a
seat in the congress of the United
States, and when accused of the dis
honorable practises has denied facts
proved by bis own correspondence over
his own signature.
We submit that a man thus convict
ed is unfit to be elected to the chief ex
ecutive office in a nation of 55,000,000
of people to be their chosen tepresent
tative before the world,
This state of facts existing in one
party and with its candidate, we turn
elsewhere and fiud that after this nom
ination was made, against the protest
of a large minority of representative
republicans, the democratic party nom
inated for president Grover Cleveland,
governor of the state of New York. As
governor his action has the people's
hearty approval ; he has signed or ve
toed bills in their interest rather than
in that of party ; his ability and integ
rity eminently fit him to fill the higher
office of president. He considers a
public offie a sacred trust, and says for
his party, which unanimously accepted
the results of the war with all its con
sequences, so that there is no essential
difference between it and the republi
cans : "We go forth, not merely to
gain partisan advantage, but pledged to
give to those who trust us the utmost
benefits of a pure and honest adminis
tration of national affairs." The New
York Produce and Maritime Independ
ent Merchants' Cleveland and Hen
dricks club will trust him, and cast
their votes for Celsyeland and Hen
dricks for president and vice president
and urge all associations of business
men to organize, work and vote for
'What is the wooden box for sir ?'
asked the new stockholder of the presi
dent of the just organized bank.
'That? Oh, that's for the securities
and money,you know. We must have
some place to keep them,' replied the
'Why certainly ; I know that,' re
plied the astonished stockholder, 'but
ain't you goiug to have a safe ?'
'No, there is no use going into fool
ish expenses,'placidly replied the pres
'What, no safe ?'
'Why, no. When the cashiers go to
Canada they always take the combin- i
ation with them and you cannot real
ize anything on a second hand safe
with a busted lock.'
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They Drove Him In.
The owner of a place on Sibley
. street appeared in front of the house
the other morning with a step-ladder
i and a saw and began the work of
• trimming up his shade trees. When
he was at the first limb a pedestrian
halted and queried ;
'Going to trim your trees eh ?'
i 'Urn. I see. First-rate time to
trim trees. Um. Exactly.'
He hadn't got two blocks away be
fore number two came along and call
'Going to trim your trees,eh V
'Ah I I see. Oought to have wait
ed a month later.'
The limb was off when No. 3 halt
ed, stood for a minute with his hands
in his pockets and then asked :
'Going to trim your trees,eh V
'Ought to have done that last
No. 4*said that April was the prop
er month. No. 5 wouldn't trim a
tree except in May. No. 6 thought
November the beat time of the year,
and so it went until every month in
the year had been named and there
were five or six individuals to spare.
Before the first tree was finished the
seventeenth pedestrian halted, threw
away the stub of his cigar and loudly
'Going to trim your trees,eh V
The man hung his saw to a limb,
got down off the ladder, and spitting
on bis hands be walked close op to
the inquirer and said :
'Supposing lam ! What are you
going to do about it ?'
'Oh, nothing,' answered the other
as he dodged around a pile of brick; 'I
was simply going to ask you if you
used tar or porous plasters to cover
the scars V
The citizen got his saw and ladder
and disappeared in the house, and the I
remainder of the work will be done at
night.— Detroit Free Press.
The Farmer got a Seat.
An old farmer entered a Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy train at Mon
mouth. Every seat in the car was
occupied. The old man walked up
and down the aisle two or three times,
expecting to see somebody offer him a
s 3at. But nobody stirred. Finally he
stopped beside two seats, in one of
which aSt Louis drummer had de
posited his grips and in the other him
self. His feet,encased in cardinal hose
aud imitation patent slippers, adorned
the top of his luggage.
'ls this seat engaged ?' inquired the
farmer, pointing to the gripsacks.
'Don't you see that it is V
The old man took another turn
down the aisle. He was evidently
loosing patience. As he returned the
train was pulling out. On the side
track was a stock train, loaded with
'Say, Mister,' shouted Jthe farmer,
unable longer to restraint himself, 'be
you goin' up to Chicago V
'I am so,' replied the St.Louis man.
'Wall, all I've got to say is, you're
on the wrong train. You ought to be
over there on the next track.'
The drummer got off at the next
stopping place and the old man set
tled into his seat with a smile as broad
as his acres in Knox county.
Jones—'See here, Smith I don't
like to hurry you away from the boys,
but you are a married man and I am
afraid you will have trouble if you
stay with us any later. It is nearly
Smith—'Oh,don't worry about me ;
I'm all right.'
'But you said Mrs. S nearly took
the roof off when you got home after
'Yes, but there is no danger this
'Won't she be awake V
'Oh,she will be wide awake enough,
but my eldest daughter had her beau
with her this evening.'
'What difference can that make V
'A very big difference. She will
have all the clocks two hours slow.'
AN alphabetical list of the person
ages in Sir Walter Scott's novels has
just been compiled, from which it ap
pears that they comprise 622 distinct