Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 18, 1889, Image 4

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Terms, 82.00 a Year, in Advance,
Bellefonte, Pa., October I8, 18
—— eee —
Democratic State Ticket.
Democratic County Ticket.
For Associate Judge—THOS. F. RILEY.
For Prothonotary—L. A. SCHAEFFER.
For District Attorney—J. C. MEYER.
For County Surveyor—GEO. D. JOHNSON.
For Coronor—Dr. JAMES W. NEFF.
An Official Whose Service Benefits the
No other district attorney in this
county performed his official trust with
greater fidelity to the duty imposed
upon him, or with a larger saving of
expense to the taxpayers of the
county, than has been done by
the present incumbent. Thisis a
fact generally recognized by those
who have observed his official
course and cenduct, and hence the sur-
prise that lis opponents should trump
up the charge, as was donein the Aey-
stone Gazette, that hd@has exacted fees
to which ke was not entitled. The
charge bears its refutation upon its
face. Every fee that Mr. Meyers has
received from the county has undergone
the close scrutiny of the board of com-
missioners and the county’s attorney.
It is to be supposed that they know
their duty and can discriminate be-
tween proper and improper fees. Be-
sides, during the last two years the ma-
jority ot the commissioners and the ad-
vising attorney have been Republicans
who would naturally be disposed to
object 'to any fees which a Democratic
official had not earned. The fact that
they passed his bills can be taken as
conclusive evidence that he made no
The unsubstantiated accusation
against Mr. MevERs, recklessly made
for pélitical effect by the organ of the
ringsters, is based upon the fact that
he took the full fee allowed by law
for commonwealth cases that were set-
tled and not brought to a jury trial.
He was sanctioned in this not only by
the provisions of the law but by the
practice of all his predecessors. Where
a commonwealth case wiil admit of
settlement without violence to justice,
a prosecuting attorney who effects such
a disposal of the case does the county a
greater service than if he should send it
to a jury with all the expense that such
a process involves; and by such a course
he earns his fee more clearly than it he
had adopted the more expensive course.
Mr. Meyers has been peculiarly ef
ficient and serviceable in bringing
about such money-saving settlements,
at the same time keeping a close eye
on the ends of justice. If, indifferent
to the taxpayer's interest, he had let
them go to trial and there had been a
big fuss before the court and jury, un-
thinking people might have said
that he had more fully earned his fees,
but sensible folk will come to the con-
clusion that saving the people’s money
gave him a better title to his pay.
Nor is this the only way in
which Mr. Meyers, as District A ttor
ney,has been ofbenefit to the taxpayers.
His ability has enabled him to conduct
the prosecutions of the commonwealth
without putting the county to the ex-
peuse of employing an assistant, Aud
he is so forehanded in the pre-
paration of the cases that the com-
monwealth business can be commenced
at the very beginuing of the term, he
having made an arrangement with the
court to that effect, which expedites
the trials and saves at least one day of
court expense at every term. The bu-
siness of the court, including the time
of jurymen, witnesses and other inci-
dentals, eannot be a less daily
expense than $300, and it can be cal-
culated from this one feature of re-
trenchment to what extent Mr. Mgy-
ERS service has been of advantage to
the taxpayers of the county.
The groundless charges of reckless
opponents can have no effect in over
coming the testimony of such facts.
— According to Mr. CoBuRrN’s ac-
count of the way it was done, it didn’t
take much work for the Bellefonte Re
publican ring, of which he and Law-
RENCE BrowN are members, to knock
out Gro. DALE and the other Repabli-
can aspirants for assoeiate judge. They
are finding that the hardest work in
this matter is to get the Republican
voters to stand up and endorse their
dictatorial action. Scores and scores
of independent and respectable voters of
that party refuse to be led round by
the nose, and will vote directly against |
the whole ring ticket.
In opposing a secret ballot can.
didate Boyer evinced an aversion to
the equal rights of the laboring man,
How Easily The Ring Does Its Work.
An accesnt of how Micuaer, Mus.
SER came to be the Republican nominee
for associate judge, which is now be-
ing told by gentlemen to whom Mr.
Jas. P. Coury confided the secret,
shows very plainly how easily the Re-
publican ring at Bellefonte can set up
and nominate such persons as they
want on their ticket.
The story as told by Mr. CoBURN,
when asked how it came that Musser
was brought out as a candidate and
nominated, is substantially as follows :
“I happened to be in Bellefonte a
few weeks before the convention, and
while there went over to see Lawrence
Brow~ about whom we would have
appointed post-masters at some of the
places not already changed. After
talking the matter over, Brown turned
to me and asked if we did not have
some one down our way who would
make a good candidate for associate
| judge, remarking that a lot of fellows
were announcing themselves who were
nat fit for the office and could not poll
the vote, and that if we could only get
some good candidate down Penn's
valley to run, there might be a chance
of securing some Democratic votes,
and some hope of an election. I
thought the matter over for a moment,
and could think of no one but Mussgr.
I told him Mike was the best one I
could think of, and he asked me if he
would run. I told him we could easily
make him run as he was willing to do
most anything that was asked and
ready to take any thing that would
turn up. He then suggested that I
should go and have him announced. I
objected to this, because I did not know
how Musser would feel about it, and
didn’t want to make myself responsible.
Brow~ then concluded to announce
him himself, provided I would see
Musser and help him work up the
delegates in the lower end. This I
agreed to do, and the announcement
was written out and sent to the papers
at once. After this was done Broww
turned to me and said, ‘Now, Conurx,
we have started your man and you've
got to stand up for him. You attend
to Penn's valley and I'll tell the boys
‘round here who we want, and we'll
put him through easily.’ “You see,”
added Conury, “how easy it is to put a
-fellow through when the right men
take hold of him. Dawg, and Wor,
and Trovrsox, and RisukLr had been
doing their best for weeks, but it didn’t
take ten minutes to start Musser, and
we got him through without going to
any other trouble than just telling the
‘boys’ who our candidate was.”
Schaefrer’s Strong Point.
There couldn't be fairer prospects of
the re-election of I. A. ScH #FFER to the
office of Prothonotary. He has per
formed the duties of his office with such
entire satisfaction to those who have
business in it that public sentiment is
strongly in favor of rewarding him vith
a second term. It is the custom to re-
peat the terms of county officers—it
should be a pleasure to the people to re-
elect so efficient and obliging an official
as Mr. Scuxrrer has been. Even his
political opponents admit that he has
performed his duties faithfully and
well and in a manner agreeable to
those who have come in contact with
him in his official capacity. There
could not be a more accommodating
officer, and this,together with efficiency,
is what counts in winning the favor of
the voters. Mr, Scizrrer has spared
10 pains in making himself serviceable
to the court, the bar and the people,
and the verdict at the polls will pro-
claim that his services have been ap-
me eee
Democrats, Beware !
Just now a large number of Prohi.
bition documents are being mailed to
Democratic voters of the county. These
documents are sent out by L. L.
Brown, Chairman of the Republican
County Committee, in the hope that
Tremocrats will be influenced to vote
the Prohibition ticket, and thus help
the Republicans of the county. Every
Democratic vote cast for the Prohibi-
tion ticket is just that much aid to
the Republican ring. Democrats, do
not let this trick deceive you,
——Every man on the Republican
ticket was nominated just as MicHagr,
Musser was : by order of the Bellefonte
i Republican ring—the same little gang
of politicians who gave us the two
beauties in the commissioners office
and the virtue-respecting (?) individual
who adorns the sherift’s office.
Keep Your Eye on Ohio.
St. Louis Republican.
The Campbells are coming in Ohio in
a way that has thrown the Republicans
into great confusion. The people of
Cincinnati and other cities are revolting
against the Foraker despotism which
has deprived them ef local self-govern-
tent on the pretense that they could not |
govern themselves except throngh
‘Laber Reform.
The mechanics, mill-hands, miners,
laborers,—in fact, the wage-earners of
‘he State, represented at Harrisbur
last winter by a special committee of the
Knights of Labor, asked the Legislature
to pass a number of bills. From the re-
port ot that committee, lately distributed
privately to the various labor societies
of the State, we can best give an idea of
what these bills were, and what the evils
are that they were intended to remedy,
and what the Republican Legislature,
under the guidance of Speaker Boyer,
did with these bills in answer to the ap-
peals of the workmen.
The committee say :— .
“Fearing the members of the House
and Senate were not fuily informed as
our bills, the following circular was
sent by mail to each and every member
of both houses : :
“We desire to call your personal at-
tention to the following measures now
pending in General Assembly, and ask
for your support and influence in secur-
ing their enactment :
House Bill No. 91—Collins, amend-
ing. “Semi-Monthly Pay Law."
House Bill No. 158—Caffrey, “Dock-
age Bill.”
House Bill No. 92—«Store Bill.”
Senate Bill No—Hines, “Regulating
Liability of Employers of Workmen to
make compensztion for injuries, &e.”’
Senate No. 131—¢“Regulating Em-
ployment of Women and Children, pro-
viding Inspectors, &e.”
House Bill No. 276,—“Providing for
Examination of Miners in Anthracite
Regions, &e.”
Also Bills which will be introduced to
amend the “Bituminous Check weigh-
man and Mine Ventilation laws.” “To
regulate licensing oft Stationary Engi-
neers, &e.”” An act “To make Election
Days Legal Holidays.” An act to reg-
ulate elections according to the Aus-
tralian System. An act giving Lumber-
men a Lien on Cut Timber; and an act
against “Convict Labor.”
H. McGarvey,
Ww. H. Lewis,
Then follows a history of the ill for-
tunes of these bills, of which the follow-
ing is a condensed report :
House Bill No. 91. (Semi-monthly
Pay Bill.) In the House: first reading
January 25 ; second reading February
21; third reading April 3, when 1t pass-
ed the House by a vote of 162 ayes to 9
In the Senate: committed to Judici-
ary General Committee April 4, 1889;
reported negatively April 25, 1889.
House Bill No. 92- (Company Stores)
In the House : first reading January 25;
second reading February 21, and third
reading April 3, when’ it passed the
House by a vote of 163 ayes to 3 nays.
In theSenate : committed to Judiciary
General Committee April 4, 1889: se
ported negatively April 25, 1889.
Senate Bill No. 131. House Bill No.
717. (Known as the Factory Inspection
Bill.) In the Serate ; first reading Feb-
ruary 26 ; second reading February 28;
final passage in Senate, March 13, by a
unanimous vote,
In the House: first reading March 26;
second reading April 18 ; final passage
in the House, May 7, by a vote of 109
to 18.
No appropriation was made for the
payment of the inspectors, and, in con-
sequence, no benefits have been derived
from the act to date.
House Bill No. 158. Senate Bill 897.
(Dockage Bill.) In the House: first
reading February 4; second reading
March 28; third reading April 23, when
bill passed the House by a unanimous
In the Senate : defeated on third read-
ing, May 2, 1889.
House Bill No. 276. (An act to pro-
vide for the examination of Miners, &ec.)
In the House: passed finally April 22,
by a vote of 144 to 5. Speaker Boyer
absent and not voting.
In the Senate: passed finally May 2.
Senate Bill No. 237. House Bill 844.
(Employers’ Liability Bill.) In the
Senate: first reading April 2; second
reading April 9; third reading April 10,
when bill passed Senate by a vote of 28
to 4.
In the House : first reading April 19 ;
second reading May 6; third reading
May 8, when bill was defeated by a vote
of 85 ayes to 38 nays, less than a majori-
ty having voted in the affirmative,
say :
“The committee feel the loss of this
bill very much from the fact, that it was
with great difficulty we succeeded in get-
ting it on the Senate calender, where it
passed third reading and final passage
with a creditable vote, and from the
kind manner the members of the House
had so far treated us, no serious Opposi-
| tion was expected, but we were disap-
“This bill, more than any other of
the bills entrusted to the committee,
presented an opportunity to those mem.
bers who so often declared their alle-
giance and friendship for the working
classes of this State to place themselves
on record as such by supporting and
voting for the measure, inasmuch as the
bill was more general and far reaching
in its provisions than any other. There
was not ashadow of class or special leg-
islation in its provisions, but was intend-
ed as a benefit to all the working classes
of the State, no matter where or how
The report of the Committee concludes
as follows:
“The other bills mentioned in the cir-
cular were not endorsed by the conven- !
tion as special bills, but being in the in- |
terest of labor, we gave them all the at- |
tention possible. The Bill to ‘Regulate |
the Licensing of Stationary Engineers’ |
was negatived in committee, and did not
come before the body for discussion.
‘An act to wake Election Days Legal
Holidays’ met the same fate, as’ did alo
the ‘Convict Labor Bill." The member |
from Potter county refused to introduce
the bill giving ‘Lumbermen a Lien on |
Cut Timber.’
“The act to regulate elections aceord-
ing to the Australian system of voting
| presence at the meetings,
| S
came before the Judiciary Goneral Com.
mittee ot both House and Senate, and it
was ably supported on both oceasiens by |
a delegation from the Balot Reform As. :
sociation, of Philadelphin, who called |
upon this committee and requested their !
This com-
mittee attended and were ready, if call-
to the nature, number and character of |
Concerning this bill the Committee
ed upon, to support the bill. The Hon.
Wayne McVeagh, of Philadelphia, on
behalf of the association, made an
eloquent address in favor of the bill, as
did other members of the association.
“Mr. Baker moved to place the bill
on the calendar as a special order. The
years and nays were called, and the mo-
tion was defeated by a large majority.
“In conclusion, fet us say that, al-
I though not as successful as we might,
nor indeed as we expected to be, in se-
curing legislation for the working class-
es of the State, we issue this report with
a clear conscience that we did all in our
power as a committee to further
the passage of the bills intrusted to
us by the convention, and hope that
each and every member is satisfied
with this account of our stewardship.
We advise the continuance of leg-
| islative committees a each session of
the Legislature. Wishing the next
committee better success, with kind
regards, we beg to remain,
Yours fraternally,
H. M. McGarvey, Chairman.
Ww. H. Lewis,
Secretary of Committee,
1066 S. 11th St., Harrisburg, Pa.
Approved :
A.M. DEwEy,
Chairman of Convention.
Roasted in Mid-Air.
A Western Union Lineman’s Frightful
NEw York, Oct 11.—The long roll
of deaths from electric wires had an ad-
dition to-day, which makes four within
about two weeks. At the southwest
corner of Chambers and Centre streets
there is a telegraph pole 50 feet high
with a double set of cross-arms extend.
ing east and west and north and south,
On these arms are telephone, telegraph
and electric light wires. Shortly after
noon to-day two Western Union Tele-
graph linemen climbed up this pole to
cut down some dead wires. One of
them—John Feeks—had thrown one
leg over the fourth cross-piece and
stretched himself to arrange the wires.
His gaffed feet were naturally raised
upon a very thick wire, and the other
| touched a small wire above.
In stretching forward either his chin
or his hand came in contact with a se-
cond thick wire. The current was com-
pleted. Inan instant the body stiffened.
The head was raised and the whole form
seemed to have been cast in an iron
mold. The man was dead in an instant.
His legs remained over the cross-ba r,
but his feet, chin and hands were elevat-
ed, as though he had suffered mortal
agony. In an instant the flesh was
| burned and turned red. What, seemed
to be fungi appeared upon his throat and
| upon his wrists. Even as the gathering
| erowd looked on the unfortunate fellow’s
mouth and nostrils belched forth white
smoke. He was being literally roasted.
All the time his position was as natural
; asinlife. His wavy brown hair could
{be seen on his forehead, as his soft
white hat rested on the back of his
head. His sleeves were rolled up, and
the hand and arm pressed against the
wire could be seen burning.
One wire was cutting and burning
inte his throat, another across his cheek
and the third on top of his hand. Blood
was spurting out into the air in many
directions, and the sidewalk and street
for a distance of ten feet was soon cover-
ed with the drops.
It did not take long fora horrified
crowd to gather. After the body had
been hanging on the pole for about fif-
teen minutes half a dozen linemen ar-
rived and went up the pole. Putting
on rubber gloves they proceeded to cut
away the wire which had done the kill-
ing, as well as others that were in the
A rope was attached to the body, and
it was lowered to the sidewalk. The
crowd rushed in, and clubs had to be
used freely to drive the pecple back.
A stretcher was brought, and the body
was taken into the engine-house on the
If the officials of the company own-
ing the wires could have heard the ex-
clamations of angry disgust which many
made, and the terms in which they
were spoken of, they might hurry a lit-
tle to get the dangerous wires under
Coroner Schultz gave orders for sam-
ples of all the wires that had been cut
in freeing the dead man’s body to be
taken and preserved for him.
It Wasn’t the Principle.
A young man with excited step and
flushed face halted in front o° the City
Hall the other day and stated that he
had been robbed.
“When and where 2” naturally in-
quired the officer.
“Out on the exposition grounds this
“How muck ?"
“Well, as near as I can count, there
was abont 40centsin the porte-monaie.’*
“Have any suspicions ?"'
“No. TI missed it after, coming ont
of the snake show.” ;
“Isn't it a pretty small matter to
make complaint aliout?” queried the
officer, “or is it the principle of the
thing which actuates you 7"
“Principle of the thing be hanged!”
hotly exclaimed the young man.
“What I'm after is my 40) cents, and if
I don’t get it I'll have to walk thirteen
miles on the railroad track ! Principle
is all right when you have a big hoodle
but I'd see a ton of it blown sky high
before I'd walk thirteen miles!” —
Detroit Free Press.
——Quay’s man, Boyer; Republican
candidate for State Treasurer, is not the
happiest man in the world. He doesn’t
at all like the look of things in the
western counties, where a hot fight
against Quay and his aspirations is going
on which threatens to leave Boyer out
in the cull. In the meantime Mr. Big-
ler, the Democratic candidate, is in the
field following close on the heels of Boyer
and making himself solid with the anti-
Quay element in the Republican party
everywhere, There is every reason to be-
lieve that this dissatisfaction together with
the exparding sentiment in favor of
Democratic tari? reform, will result
in the success of Bigler. Certainly it is
likely to follow if the Democrats will ex-
ert themselves in getting out their full
vote.— Union-Leader.
= PE.
How Perfection is Secured for a Great
The Philadelphia Record of last Sat-
urday, said: The Pennsylvania Rail
road’s main line from Jersey City to
Pittsburg is now in exhibition garb.
Throughout its stretch of four hundred
and more miles its road-bed was never
so well kept, and the stations and sta-
tien yards were never so cleanly as they
are to-day, in expectation of General
Manager Pugh’s annual trip of inspec-
tion, which begins next week. The
railroad Directors’ party, which started
on Monday, will give no time to close
scrutiny of the physical condition of the
road, that task falling to the General
Manager, who with forty expert rail-
road men will spend four days in scan-
ning the track from west to east.
About $1000 in prizes will be award-
ed to those whose divisions of the road
show the most careful supervision, and it
is the offer of these prizes that has set
the company’s sub-officials busily at
work within the last few days to get the
roadway into first-class condition. Un-
der the Pennsylvania Railroad system
of organization the care of the roadway
from Jersey City to Philadelphia and
from Philadelphia to Pittsburg is vested
{In two general superintendents. Under
these two officials arc four division super-
intendents, with special direction of their
own divisions, aided by assistant engi-
neers. Within each division are four or
five supervisors with or without assis-
tants, who have a still smaller bailiwick
to watch over; and lastly, each super-
visor has under hima number of section
foremen who daily scrutinize every inch
of the track and roadway within their
Thus responsibility is well divided, a
spirit of rivalry is engendered and the
best results are secured. But the yearly
award of prizes stirsup the most energet-
ic work, Upon the completion of the
General Manager's trip next week the
prize of $150 will be given to the su-
pervisor of the best kept district ; 8 se-
cond prize of $100 to the second in mer-
it ; $100 to the supervisor showing the
most orderly yard: prizes of $75 to the
most efficient supervisor within each
division who has done the best work.
Merit is measured for the award of
these purses by a rather novel but most
equitable system. The party accompan-
ing General Manager Pugh on his in-
spection trip includes the whole body of
General Superintendents, Superinten-
dents, Assistant Engineers and Super-
pervisors in charge of the roadway from
Pittsburg to the North River—about
forty in all. This body comprises a jury
of view, and as the inspection proceeds
each records on a card provided for the
purpose the ranking he considers just for
each supervisor’s district and yard and
each foreman’s section. When the in-
spection is completed these cards are
sent to Altoona, and the disposition of
the prizes is decided from a summing up
and averaging of the “jury's” criticism.
Four days will be occupied by the in-
specting train in traveling from Pitts-
burg to Jersey City, a day being given
to each division. The start from Pitts-
burg is to be made on Tuesday, October
15. Anjinspection car, open atjone end,
is pushed ahead of the engine, and an
unimpeded view of the roadway is thus
secured. The party travel at the rale of
about eighteen miles an hour. Rubbish
on the track, disarranged ballast, filth
about depot buildings, are sure to be
seen and noted by the General Manager's
keen company.
Roadway officials who may be in need
of any material to put their distriets in
good order can always make requisitions
on Superintendent and General Super-
intendent, and where the demand is
fair it is not denied. Those whose work
is not up to the mark have their own
carelessness alone to blame.
——Mr. James Monahan, of Phila-
delphia, and Miss Mollie Curry, were
married in the Catholic church, this
place, on Thursday morning.
—Mnrs. Russell, wife of Able M.
Russell, died in Unionville, last Saturday
morning, in her |76th year, she having
been born in Whitestown, Adams coun-
ty, in 1813. Her maiden name was
Amanda M. White. Her husband ser-
vives her at the age of 82, and also four
children, Dr. Edward A. Russell, Mrs.
Allegra J. Thompson, Mrs Henshey,
wife of Rev. B. B. Henshey, Baptist
clergyman, and Mrs. T. E. Griest. Her
funeral took place on Monday in Un-
ionville from the residence of Mrs T. E.
——Last Friday afternoon about 4
o'clock fire was discovered in the mow of
the barn on J. W. Merrey’s farm, in Bald
Eagle township, occupied W. H. Pifer.
The barn and contents, besides a cow sta-
ble, corn house and buggy shed, were to-
tally detroyed. Mr. Merrey’s loss is
probably $1700 and Mr. Pifer's prob-
ably $1000, which is covered by in-
surance in the agency of J. N. Welliver
& Co. The origin of the fireis a mystery,
as the farmer was in the barn a short time
before it was discovered and did not n--
| sien anything that would be likely to
{ start such a conflagration.
Recently we mentioned the fact
of two bears having passed through Rich-
| ville, one of which was killed some days
! since. The second one met his fate at Oak
Grove yesterday at the hands of Messrs.
Kchelberger and Ayers, and after being
{ dressed weighed 202 pounds, quite a
| prize for Sunday shooting. John Earon
wasin town this morning witha 290
' pound bear which he shot yesterday on
| Pine Creek and which he was offering
for sale. Bears seem to be plenty and
the lovers of that kind of meat will
‘stand a good chance for having their
tastes gratified this season.—Lock Ha-
ven Democrat of Monday.
| Philipsburg Pickings.
A Batch of Interesting News Collected ani
Written By Our Own Special
Work upon the new Odd Fellows building
has been resumed, but it will hardly be com.
pleted until next spring.
W. J. Jackman, editor of the MitHintowr
Demoerat and Register, spent the past few days
visiting friends in Philipsburg.
The first tecture of the Star course of the
Mountain Wheel Club will be by John R
Clark, on Thursday exening, Oct. 24th.
. Frank Goshorn and Miss Clara Wells, both.
of Chester Hill, were united in marriage by
Justice McKernan on last Thursday, Oct. 10th
W. 8. Bair, of Huntingdon, has been awarded
the contract from Hoover, Hughes & Co., t
put on and furnish the slate for the roof of the
hospital building.
Harry Loraine Carlisle has begun the erec-
tion of a new residence on South Centre street,
and we are assured that it will be one of the
finest and most costly on that beautiful street.
The Electric Light company have received
their new lamps, and have already tested a
few. Thus for those which they have tried
are working satisfactorily, if they only keep
The many friends of Ed. L. Barto will regret
to learn that he is lying very ill with typhoid
fever at the Depauw Institute, in Indiana,
where he recently went to study for the min-
The Hope Fire Company, No. 2, celebrated
their second anniversary on Thu rsday night
of last week by giving a grand supper to its ac-
tive and honorary members and immediate
friends. It was held in the Public Building
and was a grand success,
Rev. Dr. McKinley, of Clearfield, occupied
the pulpit of the Presbyterian church on last
Sunday morning and evening. He also de-
clared the pulpit vacant. The Rev. Mr. Corne-
lius will leave for his new field of labor in Cal-
ifornia about the first of next mon th.
The Hope fire company’s intertainment, at
which they will chance off a gold wateh and
gold-headed cane, will come off at the Public
Building on Saturday evening, November 2nd ,
The chances are only ten cents each, and
some body is bound to geta watch or cane
very cheap.
The Reliance Fire Company’s fair opened on
Tnesday night under encouraging and favor-
able circumstances. The Clearfield, Curwens -
ville and Houtzdale fire companies were pre-
sent and participated in the festivities of the
occasion. The Reliances’s new building is
completed, and it is a dandy.
“Ken” Nelson can beat the world raising
tall celery. He showed us a couple of stocks
the other day that measured from where the
rocts join the main stock precisely six feet,
three and one-half inches in length. If there
is another man in Centre or Clearfield counties
who can beat “Ken” let him come forward.
William Underwood,a resident of Point Look-
out, met with a serious and painful accident
on Tuesday of this week, at about noon. He
isa miner at Reese's colliery, and receiv ed
his injuries by a fall of coal. He had his
hip and left leg broken, and also received in-
ternal injuries. At this writing he is not ex-
pected to recover.
When the directors of onr Public Schools
asked for the resignations of Mrs, Colburn, a
widow, and Miss Shoemaker, as teachers of
Primary departments, they, we imagine,
thought that they would step out, give up
their schools, and that would be the end of it,
Not so however, which the directors no doubt
will soon discover. Miss Shoemaker, who is
not so meek and docileas some people might
imagine, has determined to test her removal,
which, she claims, has been done without just
cause. She has been advised by some of our pro-
minent residents to bring an action against the
directors, and has already employed a com pe-
tent lawyer, who claims that she can collect
every cent, just as if she had taught school
the whole term. The affair has created quite
a commotion among our people, and promises
to be exceedingly interesting before all is
M. J. Fanning spoke in the cause of Tem-
perance on last Sunday afternoon to a very
large audience. For that very cause there
has been a great big row stirred up among the
wembers of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The pastor is a staunch, red-hot Republican,
and!on Sunday he made it emphatically known
that he was not in favor of the third party, and
that any respectable Democrat had as much
right to hold meetings in the church as had
the Prohibitionists. About three-fourths of the
members of the M. E. Congregation are tem-
perance people, and for their pastor to come
out and boldly assert from his pulpit that he
is not in favor of the Third Party, it is more
than they can'stand,and they have become quite
indignant. Upon almost every corner on
Monday morning you could see little groups
of Methodists standing, each giving his
opinion of the pastor’s action, From present
indication the stir won’t be hushed or quieted
down very soon either. 1
PELLETS FROM THE Boaissure Por-Guy.—
Boalsburg, the village in which our next asso-
ciate judge, Thos. Riley, resides, is improving
fast and bids fair in the next 100. years to be
twice as large as Shingletown.
Rev. Trostle has returned from an extended
trip much improved in health.
The Reformed congregation have repaired
their church and their parsonage.
We have had several cases of fever here,
Mrs. Evey, who was quite ill, is now convales-
Father Coxey, who has been away for his
health, has returned, and now holds the rib-
bons in his old grace(full)ful style.
We are sorry to say that “Jimmy” Riley is
very ill with the buck fever. We hope a little
Marlin-oil and a few doses of Gun’s-powder
will set him right again.
Last Saturday a game of base-ball, between
our boys and the Pine Grove team, was played
here. The score stood 18 to 13 in favor of the
Boalsburg nine. There was good playing done
by both sides, the pitching being very effec-
tive and the batting of Henry Hosterman tre-
mendous. Our boys played a game at Pine
Grove some time ago, and it seems they for-
got to take a lunch along and were forced to
come home hungry. To retaliate and heap
coals of fire on their heads, our boys, Inst Sat-
urday, had supper prepared of which they in-
vited their opponents to partake. But his
high and mighty majesty, the captain of the
Pine Grove club, remembering their own
meanness, and taking umbrage at some trifle
that was said or done, walked; off on his ear
and took his club with him. The boys of Pine
Grove put up good ball, and, in the main, are
good fellows, but they should learn to be more
liberal and to know that screaming like a hog
locomotive is not playing ball. We would say,
however, that their catcher played a good
game and saved his wind for his work.
Se explanation of Australian bal-
lot systom inside of this issue.