Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 17, 1890, Image 4

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    Dena ida
Terms $2.00 4 Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., October 17, 1890.
For Governor,
Of Philadelphia.
For Lieutenant Governor,
Of York County.
For Secretary of Internal Affairs,
Of Pittsburgh.
er ——
For Congress—GEO. I, KRIBBS, of Clarion.
For Senate—P. GRAY MEEK.
i $3. H. HOLT
Representatives $ Jom T. MCCORMICK.
Treasurer—~JAMES J. GRAMLEY.
Register.—~JOHN A. RUPP.
Auditors. {z H. CARR, »
Cononer.—DR. H. W. BUCKINGHAM,
The Democratic Candidate for Congress,
The Democratic nominee for Con_
gress in this District, Groree F,
Krips, Esq, of Clarion, was in Belle-
fonte this week and madea very fa.
vorable impression upon all with whom
he came in contact. He is a substan-
tial man, having the bearing and ap-
pearance of one who will make a Re-
Presentative upon whom a constituency
may depend for useful and faithful
service, and who will creditably fill
the office for which his party has nom.
inated him.
Mr. Krisss is a prominent attorney
of Clarion, and in addition to the expe-
rience which his profession has given
him, he has come in contact with the
people and been publicly and political
useful as the editor of the Democratic
organ of his county. There is no cit-
izen of Clarion who stands better with
1ts people than he does. His excellent
personal qualities and good character
have won their esteem, and that he
has the full confidence of its Democra-
cy is shown by the way they stood up
for him as their choice for Congress.
Heis a gentleman of very fair ability
and will make a worthy successor to
our present efficient Representative,
Mr. Kerr.
Whatever may have been their lo-
cal and individual preference previous
to the final action of the congressional
conference, we are assured that the
Democracy of Centre county will give
Mr. Kriss their cordial support.
. They recognize the fairness of his nom-
ination and have confidence in his
fidelity to Democratic principles,
ee ————
The Result of the Senatorial Confer-
The Senatorial Conference for this
district which had been in a dead-lock
for the past four weeks, succeeded mn
making a nomination at Clearfield on
Tuesday night last—the conferrees of |
Clearfield voting with those of Centre
for the editor of this paper, thus mak-
ing him the nominee by a vote of six,
to three for Mr. Hirer, of Clinton,
During all the sessions of the confer-
ence the best of feeling prevailed, and
it is hoped that the result will prove
satisfactory to the Democracy of the
entire district.
It would be out of place and unbe-
coming in the writer of this brief notice,
to say more than to simply return his
thanks to the conference and party for
the honor they have conferred, and
to pledge his best efforts, when elected
Senator, to try to so represent the De-
mocracy and every legitimate interest
of the district, that those who will
place this important trust in his hands
will neither have reason to regret their
action, nor cause to complain of mis-
placed confidence. :
——DELAMATER'S backers have cap-
tured a workingman whom they repre.
sent as declaring that he is going to
oppose Parrison, and they are mak-
ing the most out of so poor a subject.
His name is given as Captain Sam Carg-
NEY, who says ParTisox shall not have
his vote because he refused to pardon
twenty-four miners that were incarcerat-
ed in the Allegheny workhouse, The
politicians who are making use of this
man know very well that the pardon-
ing power does not belong to a Gover-
nor, who can extend clemency only
upon the recommendation of a Pardon
Board. They know this, but their
purpose is suited if they can get the ig-
norant to believe that Governor Parrr-
SON was responsible for those miners
not being pardoned.
If you would have able and ef
ficient officers vote the Democratic
ticket from ParmisoN to Buokingman,
A False Statement about Gaylor Mor-
rison’s “Properties.”
The claim made by the friends
of W. Gavror Morrison that his
being a poor man appeals to the
sympathy of the voters, is slurred by
the Keystone Gazette which contemptu-
ously calls it “a poverty racket,” fol-
lowing up its unfeeling slur with the
false assertion that Mr. Morrison is a
man of means—‘“the owner ot two val-
uable properties and other effects.”
This falsehood has stirred up the an-
ger of Mr. Jesse WooDRING, a Repub-
lican himself, who, as a recent as-
sessor of Worth township, knows
something about “the two valuable
properties” which the ring organ says
are owned hy Mr. Morrison. Mr.
authority, that one of these properties,
consisting of a small house and lot¢
was assessed by him at $200, while
the other is a small lot assessed at $25.
These are the humble possessions
which the Gazette falsely represents as
making Mr. MorrisoN of means.
Considering the disadvantages under
which he has labored, a cripple strug-
gling from his boyhood to support him-
self and dependent parents, it is remark-
able that he owns even these small
possessions, but, small as they are, it is
creditable to him that, under the cir-
cumstances, he can call them his own,
But how will they compare with the
magnificent $2500 residence which his
opponent, Dr. Harter, has just com-
pleted at Millheim, finished in the
handsomest style, with apartments and
appliances necessary for the practice of
his lucrative profession? Itisa palace,
indeed, in comparison with the humble
dwelling of W. Gavror MorrisoN up-
on which the assessor hadn’t the
heart to put more of an assessment
than $200.
But it is false that the friends and
supporters of Mr. Morrison depend
upon the “poverty racket’ to elect him.
They do not claim that because a man
is poor he is entitled to an office, unless
he possesses the necessary qualifica-
tions. On the point of ability to per-
form all the official duties there was
never a candidate for the Recorder's
office that was his superior. To say
that Dr. HarTER is his equal mn quali-
fication is to pay the Doctor a compli-
ment which perhaps he does not de-
Mr. WoobriNG, who gave us the
facts concerning the value of Mr.
Morrison's property, was incensed at
the Gazette's misrepresentation about
it, and he said that he and other Re-
publican neighbors of the Democratic
candidate for Recorder are going to
vote for him.
The Republican candidate for
Governor gives a laughable excuse for
not prosecuting Exery for libel. He
says that the “offense” is technically of
such a character that he couldn’t recover
a cent’s worth of damages from the de-
fendant. But if he isinnocent, couldn't
he establish that fact by a suit, which
is of more account in the question than
the recovery of damages, and the only
thing in which the people, whose votes
he asks, are interested? The reason
he gives for not prosecuting Emery is
a very lame and transparent excuse,
Kune’s Sharpness.
It is alleged against D. B. KunNEs,
one of the Republican candidates for
county commissioner, that when he was
assessor of Liberty township he raised
the valuation of timberland in the
township in almost every instance, put-
ting a tax valuation upon it far beyond
its real value. This he is said to have
done after he had gotten himself ap-
pointed assessor upon his representa-
tion that the taxes on such property
were too high and that, if the assessing
were given to him to do, he would low-
er the valuation.
His increasing the taxable value of
timberland after he got the office of as-
sessor, instead of lowering it as he had
promise to do, is said to have been
prompted by a selfish motive. His ob
ject was to make its ownership so bur-
densome on account of high taxes that
the owners would be willing to sell it
at almost any price, and he would
be on hand to buy it in at the lowest
fizures, This was a very sharp game,
showing that Ku~es has a great head
for speculating on the distress of other
people which he is not a bit too good
to bring about by his own sharp man-
Such a genius as this in the com-
missioners’ office would be likely to
make the office pay him a good divi-
dend at other people's expense. He is
by far too sharp to manage the coun-
ty’s affairs for the tax payers’ benefit.
The present Republican commissioners
have been detected in raising valua-
tions on lands to make up for tax de-
ficiencies, but with Kungs at the head
of a Republican Board who knows but
that they would go in for increasing
the tax valuation of lands, timberlands |
particularly, as a means of private
Wooprine directs us to say, upon his |
Fiedler's Foolishness.
That is a silly charge which the
ring organ brings against Mr. Apawms,
one of the Democratic candidates for
commissioner, concerning his treat-
ment of a lady customer at his store.
The harrowing Jetails, as stated by
the Gazette, are that a lady customer,
who “had been awake all the previous
night,” sat down on a stool in Mp.
Apans’ store and fell asleep. While
she was in this situation the total de-
pravity of the proprietor led him to
wake her up and say to to her: “Ma.
dame, let me move the stool out on the
porch, as I must close up the store and
go to dinner.” .
Now, to FiepLER's refined and polite
comprehension such conduct on the
part of Mr. ApaMs may appear outra-
geous, but what would he have had
the proprietor do under the ecircum-
stances? Should he have locked the
door and gone away leaving the lady
alone inside, sleeping on the stool? Or
should he have waited until the lady
got her nap cut, and lost his dinner?
Or would the lady, with the delicacy
of feeling belonging to a lady, have
been willing to be left alone in the store
while the proprietor was away? Ac-
cording to the Gazette's own statement
Mr. Apaws displayed politeness in tak-
ing the stool out on the porch for her,
where she could continue her rest dur-
ing his absence, and we suppose the
weather was fine, as the date was in
August, and therefore it was as com-
fortable on the porch as in the store.
May be, under the circumstances, Figp-
LER would have turned her out with-
out furnishing her with a stool to sit on.
This silly kind of slush against
Democratic candidates is hardly worth
noticing, but we refer to this particular
case as a sample of the campaign fool-
ishness indulged in by the ring organ,
re —
Used for Sample Purposes.
“What offices are Romerr Cooks
and JouN Hexbprrson ranning for?”
asks the Republican, intending to slur
the frequent allusions by the Democrat-
ic papers to those officials. They are
not running for any offices this yeat,
and it is well for them that they aren't.
Yet in this contest their names serve
“to point a moral,” even if they can’t
be made “to adorn a tale.”
Three years ago Cooke was present-
ed to the voters as a “reform candi-
date.” And what beautiful “reforma-
tion” he brought about in everything
pertaining to his official conduct. Of
fically, politically, morally—what a
nice reformer he has been. He being
a good deal of a sporting man, his
name can be made useful in this cam-
paign in warning the people against
filling the Sheriff's office with incum-
bents of that disposition. Steady, intel-
ligent farmers are more reliable.
And there's HENDERSON ; he too was
a ‘‘reform” candidate three years ago.
His management of the county affairs,
and an empty county treasury, tell
what kind of reform he helped to bring
Cooke and HeNDERsON are not now
candidates, but when the ring mana-
gers are asking the people to elect
their men to office this year, it isn’t
out of place to give Cookr and Hex-
DERSON as samples of the kind of of-
ficers those managers furnished three
years ago.
——The welcome given to Governor
Parrison ac Williamsport last Friday
evening was one of the most cordial
and enthusiastic greetings ever extend-
ed to a public man in that city, and
wag clearly an indication that Lycom-
ing county will do her fall duty in
November. A significant feature of
the meeting was the fact that among
those who met Governor Parrison at
the railroad station and escorted him
to the hotel and court house were
many of the most prominent Wallace
Democrats of the city. At least 3000
listened to the speakers, many of whom
were Republicans who sympathize in
the movement for the overthrow of
boss rule and the restoration of purer
politics and honest State government
in Pennsylvania.
EE ——————
—The silk weavers of Paterson, N.
J., are not showing REED and McK1x-
LEY proper respect as champions of la-
bor, in beginning to talk about striking
so soon after the passage of their tariff
Fiercer Than a Tiger.
NEw York, Oct. 11.—The steamship
Managua, which is lying at Pier 6 in
the North River, brought with her from
Greytown, Nicaragua, in addition to
cocoanuts and bananas, a tiger cat, one
of the worst tempered passengers ever
carried on shipboard. He is about three
feet Jong and two feet high, and is not
full grown. Hehas brilliant black and
yellow markings, just like a tiger. The
pattern of his coat is a mixture of stripes
and spots. Tha tiger cat is more un-
tamable than the tiger. A little one
may be kept tame for three or four
' months, but as soon as it tastes raw flesh
it will become irreclaimably savage.
es ——
Delamater Sacrificed a Crippled Vet-
*eran to Secure Bank Deposits.
MEADVILLE, Pa., Oct. 23.— Captain
John Morris 1s a crippled Union soldier,
Eversince the war he has been compell-
ed to walk with a crutch and a cane.
Six years ago Captain Morris was noni-
inated by the Republicans of Crawford
county for county Treasurer. The
county then had 1500 Republican ma-
jority. Captain Morris tall just after
his nomination and was confined to his
bed for three months. During his con-
finement Senator George Wallace Dela-
mater, now the Republican nominee
for Governor, called upon Morris and |
asked whether, if elected, he would de-
posit the county money in the Delama-
ter bank. “I cannot lay all the eggs in
one nest,” was Captain Morris’ reply.
“Very well, Captain Morris, I cannot
support you, then,” was Mr. Delama-
ter’s response.
He then left Captain Morris. The
same day he called upon Daniel Nash,
the Democratic candidate for county
Treasurer, and got from him the pro-
mise, and put enough money in the con-
test to defeat Morris and elect Nash. The
county money was during Nash’s term
deposited in Delamater’s bank. Cap-
tain Morris went South after his defeat.
However he recently returned to Mead-
ville, when the story of his defeat by
Delamater was started after his arrival
here, and the Delamater people have of-
fered every possible inducement to Cap-
tain Morris to deny the story. A com-
mittee of Delamater’s friends, headed by
James E. McFarland, called on Cap-
tain Morris last week. They told him
that all but 10 of the 400 soldiers in the
Soldiers’ Home at Erie were opposing
Delamater on account of Morris’ defeat,
and they there and then offered him
money to go to Erie and fix the old sol-
diers. Other friends of Delamater pro-
posed to send him on a tour of the State
on a salary $500 a week to deny the
statement that Delamater had defeated
him. Captain Morris 0
spurned these overtures, and has
pared the following statement of
MEADVILLE, Pa., Oct. 11th, 1890.
To My Fellow-Soldiers of Pennsylvania:
My attention has been called to a
statement made by Senator Emery in a
public speech delivered at Bradford, Pa.,
on the 26th of September, in which he
stated that Senator G. W. Delamater,
now the Republican candidate for Gov-
ernor of this State, had been guilty of
gross treachery to meas a candidate for
County Treasurer of Crawford county
in the year 1884. In answer to this, and
in reply to many communications I
have received from comrades throughout
tho State, I desire to make this public
statement: I went into the army as
Captain of Company B, Eighty-third
Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanded
by Colonel John W. McLean, of Erie,
Pa., on August 23, 1861. On the 27th
day of June, 1862, at the battle of
Gains’ Mills, Va., I was severely
wounded and taken prisoner and incar-
cerated in Libby Prison. After my ex.
change I was brought home, and from
that time until the present I have been
and am now a hopelass invalid and crip-
ple solely from the result of those
wounds. I now walk with a crutch
and a cane, and am a continual sufferer
from the result of those wounds, and I
have been and am incapacitated from
any labor to gain a living for myself and
In 1884 I was a candidate for Coun-
ty Treasurer of Crawford on the Repub-
lican ticket, of which party I always
was and am now a member. Some
weeks before the time of the nominating
convention Senator G. W, Delamater,
now the Republican candidate for Gov
ernor, who was at that time and now is
a banker in this city, came to my house
and demanded as the price of bis sup-
port that I should agree to deposit all
county and State funds coming into my
hands as County Treasurer in his bank:
I objected to this, as it would involve
my committing purjury in case I had
to take the oath of office. I told him,
however, that in case of his active sup-
port I would treat him fairly in the dis-
tribution of the deposits. In accordance
with the above understanding he agreed
to and did procure the withdrawal of
one of the prominent candidates for a
consideration, as hesubsequently inform-
ed me. I was subsequently nominated
as the Republican candidate for County
Treasurer of Carwford county, and Mr.
Delamater promised me his activ e, per-
sonal and pecuniary support.
At this time I was confined to my
house by reason of an accident resulting
from my crippled condition. I had reason
to believe and did believe that Mr. Del-
amater would give me his active, per-
sonal and financial assistance in my
campaign as his party candidate. I soon,
however, discovered that Mr. Delamater
was interested in my Democratic oppo-
nent, and was playing me false. He re-
fused my request for pecuniary assis-
tance while I was unable to make any
active canvass owing to my inability to
leave my house. I was the only candi-
date defeated on the Republican ticket,
and my defeat was caused solely by the
treachery and bad faith of G. 'W. Del-
amater to nme, an old soldier, who had
reason to believe by his repeated prom-
ises and pledges that he wasa friend. Mr.
G. W. Delamater and his father became
the bondsmen ot my Democratic oppo-
nent, which is of itself evidence that
Mr. Delemater supported him. By rea-
son of my defeat, brought about by the
treachery and bad faith of Mr, G. W.
Delamater, I became 30 pecuniarily in-
volved that my property was sold by the
Sheriff, and myselfand family now left
destitute, and I have nothing left for
their support but the pension I receive
from the Government.
I have baen repeatedly importuned
by a near relative of Mr. Delamater and
others of his friends to sign a statement
prepared by them denying the state-
ments of Senator Emery, which I refus-
ed to do; but I had no intention of mak-
ing a public statement of my wrongs until
I learned from some member of my old |
company that Mr. Delamater had add-
ed insult to injury by stating that Sen.
ator Emery’s statement in reference to
m2 was a lie, and that I had defeated
myself by drinking pretty heavily. In
answer to the above I will say to my
old comrades that I was rota drinking
indignantly |
man, but was confined to my house by
reason of the breaking out of my
wounds, and never left it only a part of
two days between my nomination and
| my defeat for County Treasurer. I
{ have made this statement in justice to
| myself and my family, as well as to my
jold comrades, and in answer to many
{ communications I have received froth
old soldiers from all parts of the State,
and I leave it to their judgment as to
{ whether Mr. Delamater is worthy of the
| support of an old soldier.
| State of Pennsylvania, County of Craw-
| ford. Personally appeared before me,
a Justice of the Peace in and for the
Third ward of the city of Meadville,
county aud State aforesaid, John F.
Morris, who, after being duly sworn,
says that the above statement is true-
Witness my hand and seal, this 13th
day of October, 1890,
[Seal] W. A. Doucnax, J. P.
|. Captain Morris has always been held
{in high esteem in Crawford county. He
| Is especially popular with the old sol-
| diers. They know that he is telling the
| truth in his statement, and he has now
| in his possession a hundred letters from
old soldiers throughout the State pledg-
| ing their support to avenge the outrage.
| Captain Morris is terribly wounded.
| He spends, on account of his crippled
I condition, more than halt of his time in
| bed.
EE ———————
Charley Wolfe Talks for Patuson.
Last Friday Governor Pattison spoke
i to thousands of farmers and others who
| had assembled at the Uninon County
| fair at Lewisburg. He said the values
{of all the farms in Pennsylvania, as
| shown in the census of 1880, was $924,
1 000,000. This great interest, he declar-
led, was taxed beyond its fair proportion.
| The remedy laid with the farmers, as
they had an opportunity to correct the
{evil. Not once did he touch upon
| politics, and it was apparent
| that he had made a deep 1mpres-
rion. After the other candidates had
spoken there were loud cries for Charles
S. Wolfe, one of the first men in Penn-
sylvania to raise the standard of revolt in
the Republican party. Surrounded as
he was by his friends and neighbors¢
Mr. Wolfe could not help responding
and his speech was characterized by the
man’s independent spirit. He said :
“I congratulate the Democratic party
on having secured as its candidate for |
governor one who was made such in
response to the great, honest, popular heart
throughout the party. I congratulate
the Republican party to the extent that
there are those within its ranks who yet
appreciate the value of popular guv-
ernment to such an extent that, if they
cannot secure a candidate of their own,
they will vote for one offered to them by
the opposite party, who is worthy of
their suffrage.
“The man who spoke to you this |
afternoon,” Mr. Wolfe continued, “so
entertainingly on agricultural matters, |
and who modestly abstained from any |
reference to politics, has been faithful to
every trust that has been placed in his
hands.” A hearty shout was evoked |
by this declaration, and Mr. Wolfe con-
tinued : “As controller of the city of
Philadelphia he cleaned out the nest of
scoundrels who had been fattening upon
the substance of the taxpayers of that
city. The people of Philadelphia and
Pennsylvania then said. ‘Well done,
good and faithful servant,come up high-
er.’ Because of iis fidelity and respect
for the popular will, and his moral
courage that defied the array of corrup-
tionists, he has again been honored by
being made the standard-bearer of his
party. Hight years ago some of you en-
tertained hard feelings against me for
the part you conceived I had taken in |
bringing about the election of Mr. Pat-
tison at that time. Much as I regret
not to have your approval, I have not
the slightest regret now as to my course
at that time. It has been clearly justi-
fied by the result.” Raising his voice
to its highest pitch and giving emphasis
to his remarks by striking gesticulations,
the speaker went on :
“Would to God—and T say it rever-
ently-I bad it in my sole power to say
whether Mr. Pattison or Mr. Delamater
should be governor of this State. My
choice would be emphatically and un-
equivocally Robert E. Pattison, the
honest, faithful officialand courageous
champion of the people.”
A shout of applause followed when
Mr. Wolfe had concluded, and then, af-
ter a few remarks by Thomas Baker, an
eminent member of the Union county
bar, the candidates took their departure
for Milton with Mr. Wolfe accompany-
ing them. At the latter place the meet-
ing was held in front of the Hagg hotel
and lasted from 4 until 5 o'clock. There
were about 1,000 people present, many
of the workshops in the place being
practically deserted during its progress.
After the candidates had spoken Mr.
Wolfe was again besieged to talk. He
set out with a bold strike from the
shoulder, and in bitter terms ex posed
Quay’s pardon board record, and said
the Republican party of Pennsylvania
had lowered itself when it made him
State treasurer and subsequently United
States senator. If this were not enough,
they bad in their platform defiantly
indorsed Quay and all his methods, and
“now,” he continued, in tones that rang
out clear and loud,‘‘they ask you to vin-
dicate that public plunderer and corrup-
Mr. Wolfe was applauded and cheer-
ed in ture and when he finished the peo- |
ple pleaded with him to continue, but |
as it was time for the travelers to be mov- |
ing the meeting was abruptly adjourned
with three rousing cheers for the ticket.
The candidates were driven to the sta- |
tion and were followed by two-thirds of |
the people present at the meeting. The
governor was kept busy shaking hands |
until the train moved off and then there |
rang out a volley of cheers that seemed
to confirm the statements made to the |
governor that Northumbelrand county f
would return to its old love this year |
‘and be found in the Democratic
On the ran to Williamsport a five-
minute stop was at Montgomery, Ly-
coming county, where only the gover-
nor spoke. The meeting was composed
entirely of workingmen employed in
the rolling millsin that vicinity, and |
was aranged especially for their
i ————
——Life Scholarship in business or
shorthand at the Williamsport Com’l.
Coilege & School of Shorthand, $25.00.
Z. Settle’s great “World” will be here.
The scenic effects of this company are
said to surpass those of any company
—The Pennsylvania State College
foot-ball team played at the University
of Penna., at Phila. on Saturday, the
11th,and was defeated by the score of 20
t00. On Monday it played at Frank-
lin and Marshall college, at Lancaster,
and again went under to 10 to 0. Both
games, however, are highly spoken of
by the papers of those two cities, and
the boys from P.S. C. are given the
name of not only good players but also
of being thorough gentlemen in every
respect. We congratulate them on
their fine showing.
We would call the attention of
our readers to a very interesting-and
timely letter, on the Canada Thistle
question, which you will find in another
part of the paper. The letter is from
Prof. Wm. A. Buckhout, Botanist to
the Penna. Stare Agr. Exp. Station, at
State College, and is the sound discus-
sion of a subject which should interest
all, by one highly educated in botanic-
al matters. The Canada Thistle has
come to be a very serious pest, and noth-
ingbut an organized effort can break
the foot-hold it has gained in our com-
——At a meeting of the Huntingdon
Presbytery last week a call from the
Philipsburg church for the pastoral serv-
ices of Rev. Edgar F. Johnson was read,
placed in his hands and by him accept-
ed. The committee appointed to install
Rev. Johnston at Philipsburg, Oct. 28,
are as follows : Rev. A. H: Jolly to pre-
| side and propose the constitutional ques-
ticns ; Rev. R. A. McKinley, Ph. D., to
charge pastor ; Rev. Chas. Herron to
charge people; Rev. J. T. Gibson, of
Allegheny Presbytery, will be invited
to preach the sermon,
——Manager Garman is certainly
to be congratulated on the class of en-
tertainments he has been securing for
his "new opera House. The Marie
Greenwood Comic Opera Company
which sang Boccaccio here on Wednes-
day night last, was, without doubt, the
finest operatic organization that has ev~
er sung in our town. The chorus was
strong and well balanced, the comme-
dians were excellent, and the two leading
ladies, Miss Marie Greenwood and Miss
Mamie Taylor, took the audience by
storm. Everyone of their solos and
duets were encored, Miss Greenwood
being re-cailed four times on one rendi-
tion. So good an impression did the
company make that if they return the
house will not begin to hold the peo-
ple; who will go to hear them.
SUDDEN{DEATH.—On Thursday morn-
ing we learned that Mr, David Behers,
an old resident and farmer of Patton
township, died suddenly on Wednesday
afternoon. From what we can learn of
the circumstances, he was engaged in
husking corn and was overtaken in the
fieldiby what was'probably an apoplectic
attack. zs Upon being carried to his resi-
dence he died before medical assistance
could be obtained. His age was about
65 years.
Deate or Ex-JUpeE LinN.—Hon.
Samuel Linn, formerly President of this
judicial district, and a native of Belle-
fonte, died at his residence in Williams-
ort last Tuesday morainz, at the age of
70 years. The disease which caused his
death was diabetes, from which he suf-
fered for years, but for the past year, al-
though confined to his house, he was
comparatively free from pain. -
The deceased jurist was the fourth
son of Rev. James Linn, D. D., who for
more than half a century was pastor of
the Bellefonte Presbyterian church. He
was born in this place on the 20th of
February, 1820. In his youth he turn-
ed his attention to civil engineering,
finding employment 1n that profession
in the construction of Pennsylvania and
Ohio canals, but when twenty years old
he commenced reading law with Bond
Valentine, esq., of Bellefonte, finishing
his course of reading with Judge Hale
and at the law school of Judge Reed at
Carlisle. Upon his admission to the bar
of Centre county in 1843, he opened an
office in this place, going into partner-
ship with James T. Hale and afterwards
with W. P. Wilson, esqs. In 1859 he
was elected to the judgeship of the dis-
trict composed of the counties of Centre,
Clearfield and Clinton. In 1868 he re-
signed his judicial office and went into co
partnership with the present Judge Furst
which was continued until his removal
to Williamsport in 1869 where he con-
tinued to practice with great success and
distinction until failing health compell-
ed a cessation of his legal labors,
He was & man of peculiarly pure
character and sterling integrity, and his
ability placed him among the ablest.
lawyers of the State.
——Life Scholarship in business or
shorthand at the ‘Williamsport Com’l.
College & School of Shorthand, $25.00.