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P. GRAY MEEK, - Epitor
Should Finish the Job.
It took Quay just about twenty min-
utes, while in Philadelphia oa Satur-
day, to fix the organization of the next
Legislature. THOMPSON isto be Speaker;
Voorhees Chief Clerk; Rex, Reading
Clerk and some unknown follower of
the Beaver boss from Montgomery
county, Journal Clerk. To the Repub-
lican members of the next House, he
graciously leaves the choosing of their
own Sergeant-at-Arms, Door Keepers,
Pasters and Folders and other minor!
Just why Mr. Quay did not name
the “whole shootin’ match’ when he
was at it, and save the trouble of calling
a caucus, we do not know. Any one
who owns a Legislature, as he does the
one that convenes in Harrisburg in
January, and'assumes the responsibility
of choosing its chief officers, shouldn’t
stop half-way. The collar that each
one will wear should be placed about
their necks by the same hand. The
boot black in the basement will be as
proud of being known as “Quay’s man,”
as will the subservient tool who fills
the speaker's chair. The cork twister
inthe clerk’s room will be as happy over
such a distinction, as his chief; and
why the glory of being singled out by
the “boss” himself is denied the under-
strappers, who of necessity will be as
obsequious to his demands as their su_
pperiors, is one of the mysteries of Re.
publican politics that we cannot fath-
If the Senator only appreciated the
distinction that the ordinary Pennsyl-
vania Republican considers it, to wear
his tab, he would certainly finish up
the job of dictating the organization of
the next Legislature, down to the fel-
low who washes spittoons and watcheg
in the water closets.
Is It Fraud or Resurrection ?
It is a startling fact that as we get
farther away from the war, the number
who took part in it increases. If we
were to state that there are more per-
sons applying for and drawing pensious
to-day than the entire army rolls
had on them during the war, it
would scarcely be believed, and yet
such is the truth. The number of men
enrolled and who saw actual service,
whether for a day, a week, a month or
a year, as soldiers, from the time the
war commenced in 1861 until it closed,
was 1,620,000. The number of pension
claims thet ‘are now being paid and
pending, are 1,676,068 or fifty siz thous-
and and sixty-eight more than the total
enlistments in the army amounted too.
If we consider the thousands who fell
during the war, and for whose loss no
claims were ever made ; the additional
thousands who.have died since; the
widows who have married or died, and
the dependent children grown to man
and womanhood; the army of gallant
fellows who have never made applica
tion ; the number that have been re-
fused, and the natural thinning out,
during the twenty-seven years that
elapsed since the war, of those who
would be entitled to appear as claim-
ants, one must either conclude that
there is an awful fraud in this pension
business or that there must be a spec-
ial resurrection of departed pensioners
every few months, at points not known
to ordinary mortals.
Isit frand or is there a special res-
Where to Put the Tax.
If there is any one who thinks he
can give any reasons why the tax on
whiskey should not be increased, let
him hold up his hand quick, that the
public may know who it 18 and hear
what be has to say.
Aniccrease of to $1.25 a gallon wiil
furnish an increase of revenue $60 000,
000 yearly. It would be a tax that no
one would kick about for the fellows
who would pay 1t are the ones who
imagine themselves wealthy enough to
throw their money away tor whiskey,
and as a general thing care nothing for
either price or quality.
The distiller who would pay the tax
upon it to the government, would do so
after he had disposed of it to the land:
lord, or bar-keeper, and had added the
additional cost to the original price.
The landlord, who would deal it out,
would water the article to make up in
quantity what it had increased in price,
and the chap who would drink it would
pay his usual ten, or fifteen, cents and
get that much more water and that
much less hell-raiger.
So that all things considered, here is
a place that $60,000°000 can be secured
to make up the Republican deficit, with-
out hurting any one, or taxing those
nnwilling to pay
The First Case Under the New Elec-
If there was any reliance to be placed
upon the integrity or justice of Phila-
delphia courts, on questions relating to
politics, we might shortly expect a de-
cision from one of them that would
go a great ways in determining just
what disabilities, under the new bal-
lot law, will give the voter the right
to ask assistance in making up bis bal-
lot. A case of this kind was brought
before one of the city magistrates, on
Friday last, the voter Frank Hanser
being charged with demanding assist-
ance when he could read and write and
had no physical diequalifications. He
waived a hearing and gave bail for his
appearance at the next term of court,
and if the Judge before whom the case
will be tried, can divest himself of
all political prejudices, or feelings,
and let HansEL take the consequences
of his action, we will have a decision
that will set forth in very few words,
whether the law, as it now is, means
that the booths shall be used by the
bribers and bull-dozers to see that their
bargains or demands are carried out,
or whether they are for the purpose
of securing that secrecy of the ballot
that leaves men free to vote as they
desire, no matter what circumstances
may surround their every-day lives.
Itis a decision the voters of the State
will await with interest, and one that
will largely determine whether this
section of the law, that it is claimed
has been violated, will need amending
by the coming legislature to make it
effective, and prevent its being a cover
for all kinds of wrongs, or whether the
law as it now is, is what the people im-
agine and intend it shall be.
OTTER D I
Is It the “Slick” Work of a Boss?
Outside appearances indicate very
strongly that organized opposition,
among the Republicans, to the nomina-
tion of Gen. Hastings for governor in
'94, is being energetically pushed. Who
is at the bottom of this movement is
not known; but that it is some one
who understands that the easiest way
to defeat a man is to divide his friends
is very evident. In the west, MoxToUTH
of Pittsburg and Hurr of Westmore-
land sre both to be placed in the field
from the north-west, congressman STONE
will be pushed; from the east, REEDER
of Easton and Paxson of Philadelphia,
will be presented, and from the center,
Gen. HasTINGS OWn section, ex-congrees-
man McCormick of Williamsport will
With each of these gentlemen carry”
ing the delegates from the locality from
which be comes, there will be but little
left for “our Dan,” and to an outsiderjit
looks very much as if he would be
compelled to go into a general contest,
to secure enough of delegates, to make
a respectable showing at the start.
Should he do this, then he makes open
enemies of each candidate whose sec:
tion he invades, and the result would
be the possible defeat of the General at
the primaries, and the engendering of
such feelings as would almost insure
a combination being formed against
him in the end.
Taking into consideration the situa’
tion as it appears on the surface at this
time there is a long distance, and a
rough road, between “General” Hast
1NGs and “Governor” Hastings.
——The Philadelphia Record Alma-
nac for 1893 is out with a more than
usual amount of useful information. It
is a neat ninety-six page pamphlet.
Quashing Cases Against the Cooleys.
Uniontown, Pa., Dec. 13.— The
cases against Lute Cooley and his tamily
for receiving stolen goods were taken up
this afternoon. At the outset Attorney
A. F. Downs, for the defendants, held
that as there could not be a conviction
on the first count, which alleged steal-
ing, and as the second count did not
state the value of the stolen goods al-
leged to have been received, the charge
ought to be quashed. After some ar-
gument the court stated that it was loth
to quash, and gave the district attorney
until to-morrow to combat the argu-
ment. Thesame flaw is evident in the
seven indictments, and it is expected
that the cases will be deferred till the
March term. It is expected that the
same flaw will be discovered in the in-
dictments against Lida Pastorius and
her father, The Cooleys are jubilant.
There is a requisition from West Vir-
oinia asked for here against Sam
Cleveland's Plurality in West Virginia,
WrEELING, W. Va., December 12.
—Cleveland’s official plurality in this
state as given out by the cecretary of
state to-day is 4,183. Thé vote in the
state is as follows: Cleveland 84,468, |
Harrison 80,285, Bidwell 2,130, Weaver
4 165, MacCorkle for governor has a
plurality of 8,918.
Pennsylvania Still Boasting.
From the New York Herald.
Pennsylvania is still boasting of its
Republican majority, but it has no-
thing to say of the hordes of ten-dollar
immigrants which infest its industrial
centres as a result of its peculiar policy
—uno competition for American pro-
ducts, but open competition for Ameri-
Pile the tax on whiskey.
! can workmen.
Something About the First Offices to be Filled
Under the Next Administration
The State Department, with the
Secretary of State zt its head, was es-
tablished July 27, 1789, aod was first
called the Department of Foreign At-
fairs. Its chiet was known asthe
Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Itis the
oldest of the Cabinet offices, and out-
ranks the others. The Secretary of
State succeeds to the Presidency in the
event of the death, disability, resigna-
tion, or removal of both President and
Vice-President. Jefferson was the first
Secretary of State, and the post has
been a favorite one among Presidential
aspirants. Monroe, Marshall, Clay,
John Quincy Adams, Van Buren, Cass,
Webster, Buchanan, Seward, and
Blaine all have held the position.
Until the establishment of the Repub-
lican party, which has almost uniform-
ly gone West for its Presidential can-
didates, the Secretary of State was
usually chosen from the Eastern or
Southern States, and New England
generally got the preference, Massachu-
getts being especially favored- During
the Cleveland Administration Delaware
furnishes the Secretary of State. Jack-
son, too had a Delaware Secretary.
The Treasury Department, with a
Secretary of Treasury at its head, was
established on Sept. 2. 1789. Alexan-
der Hamilton was the first Secretary
of the Treasury. The first Western
man to bold this office was Thomas
Ewing, appointed in 1841. Since that
time Secretaries of the Treasury have
been chosen with little reference to
State lines: The Southern States,
however, have been calied upon to
furnish less than their quota in this
department. Since the close ot Grant's
term there have been five Secretaries
of State and nine ot the Treasury.
Daniel Manning and CharlesJ. Fol-
ger were New York Secretaries of a
New York President. Mr. Manning
resigned after serving two years.
Mr. Folger was defeated for Governor
while serving as Secretary.
The office of Secretary of War was
established on Aug 7. 1789. The flrst
holder of the office was Gen. Henry
Knox of Massachusetts, He was 39
years old when appointed: He was one
of the Andre court mariial, served with
Washington in Yorktown, and arrang-
ed the details for the evacuation of
New York city with Guy Carleton.
During the first halt century of the re-
public's existence New York trequently
furnished the War Department with its
chief, but since 1845 there has been
but one New York Secretary of War,
Gen. Schofield, who served only for a
short time. He was, when appointed
a resident of Virginia military district,
though a native of New York. Mr.
Cleveland had a Massachusetts Secre-
tary of War, the first to hold that place
since the close of Madison's term.
The Secretary of the Navy is an im-
portant Federal officer, but the depart-
ment over which he presides was not
established as a distinct branch of the
Government until April 30th. 1798,
nine years after the other important
offices in the President's Cabinet—State
Treasury, War, aud Postmaster-Gen-
eral—had been provided for- The
first Secretary was George Cabot. He
came from Massachnsetts, and it has
been an unwritten law for Federal ap-
pointment since that the Secretary of
the Navy should be selected from a
coactwise State. There have been two
exceptions, however, both of them fur-
nished by R. B. Hayes. One of his
Secretaries came from Indiana; the
other from West Virginia. Gauged
by the standard established by Hayes
himself, the Wabash and the Kanawa-
ha might well rank as “high ses”
The present Secretary of the Navy,
Benjamin F. Tracy. is a New Yorker.
So was his predecessor, William C.
Whitney. So may be the new Secretary
atter March 4.
The Postmaster-General’'s Depart,
ment was established on Sept. 22, 1789
and the first holder of the office was
Samuel Osgood of Massachusetts. It
may be added that Massachusetts has
participated actively in the filling of
Cabinet posts, and enjoyed a century
ago the political distinction which now
appears to belong to Ohio. The post
of Postmaster General has usually been
filled from the ‘‘border’ States. Pierce
went to Tennessee for his first Postmas-
ter-General. Buchanan chose one from
Kentucky. Lincoln appointed a Mary-
land man. Grant went to Maryland, !
and Ilayes to Tennessee. Garfield had
in Thomas IL. James a New Yorker,
but since then the claims of the West
have generally been considered. Mr.
Cleveland’s first Postmaster General,
Vilas, was from Wisconsin ; his second,
Dickingon, was from Michigan. John
Wanamaker, the present Postmaster-
General, is the first Pennsylvanian to
hold that office since the estat lishment
of the Federal Government.
The office of Attorney-General was
established in’ 1789, bat the Depart-
ment of Justice, of which he is the ex-
ecutive head, dates back ouly to 1870.
Originally the Attorney-General was
the President's legal adviser. Edmund
Randolph ot Virginia was the first At
torney-General, and duriog the seventy
years succeeding no Western man held
it. Edward Bates of Missouri was the
first. Grant had five Attorney-Gener-
als in succession, but since the close of
Lis second term each President has
hat but a single Attorney-General. In
| this way the difficulties arising from a
change in legal advisers has been
avoided, and uniformity in the policy
of the Government better secured.
The six officers above named consti
tated the original staff of advisers of
the early Presidents, and it was not un-
til the growth of the business of the
country called for additions that it was
necessary tc increase the number to
eight. The first addition to the Cabin.
et was made on March 3, 1849, the day
before the inauguration of President
Taylor. The office of Secretary of the
Tuterior was then establizhed, Thomas
Ewing of Ohio being the first. Just as
it is an almost unwritten law that the
Secretary of the Navy shall come from
the coastwise States, it is an uvnwritien
law that the Secretary of the Interior
should come from the West. Most of
the business of the Interior Depart
mer.t, especially in connection with the
Land Office and the care of the Indians,
' js furnished by the Western States.
' For more than forty years the West
| and South-west have furnished the'Sec-
| retaries of the Interior. There is oue
"exception to this, however, furnished
by R. b. Hayes, who appointed as Sec-
retary Carl Schurz, credited at that
time to New York, and still a resident
of that city.
The duties which devolve on the
| Secretary of the Interior were performed
| prior to the establishment of that post,
| by the heads of the other deparments.
| The Patent Office was atached to the
| State Departments, the Land Office to
| the Treasury Department, and the pen-
| sions and the Indians had been looked
| after by the War Department.
| Cabinet officers are not to be consid-
| ered as well-paid officials when the ex-
penses which the requirements of their
| posts call for are taken into considera
tion. They receive $8,000 a year, the
| same as the Vice President, but the du-
| ties of a Cabinet chief are onerous and
protracted, whereas the Vice-President
| has very little to do. He bas few re-
| gponsibilities. and has, besides, always
' the possibility of succession.
Since the establishment of the Fed-
| eral Government New York has had
forty-two Cabinet appointments, Mass-
' achusetts thirty-seven, Pennsylvania
thirty-six, and Virginia and West Vir-
ginia together forty-three. California,
now one of the largest and most im-
portant States, has never bad a place
in the Cabinet. The only Cabinet offi-
cer ever held by a man (rom either of
the Pacific States was that of Attorney:
General, held by George Williams, un-
New York has had five Secretaries
of State, six of the Treasury, five of
War, four ot the Navy, three Postmas-
ter-Generals, and three Attorney-Gener.
als, but it has never had a Secretary of
the Interior Department.—N. ¥. Sun,
| State Gran ge Meeting.
HARRISBURG, December 13—Several
i hundred delegates were present at the
| opening of thestate grange Patrons of
Husbandry this afternocn. The recep-
tion of the credentials consumed the en-
The reports from all sections
of the state indicate that _ the
work of the order is steadily moving
forward. Since the last meeting twen-
ty-six new granges have been reorgan-
ized and three Pomona granges institu-
ted, aggregating nearly 5,000 new mem-
bers during the year. The finances of
the order are in a healthy condition. He
speaks encouragingly of the co-opera-
tive system and the ability of gran-
gers, by means of it, to purchase
everything cheaper. He recommends
tbe Granger insurance companies and
the Temple of Ceres fund. The work of
the women in the grange is gratefully
acknowledged. The inequality of tax-
ation is discussed and it is suggested that
the legislative committee be continued
to look after the interests of the farmers
during the approaching session of the
legislature. He favors free mail deliv-
ery in the rural districts. He thinks the
aid of the legislature should be
invoked to prevent food adulteration
and also to check gambling in
farm products. All legal currency,
he says, should have equal power and
capacity to make purchases and pay
dehts, and the free coinage of silver and
the issuance of legal tender notes in suf-
ficient quantity to meet the require-
ments of trade and commerce insisted
upon. Among other things he favors tte
election of United States senators by the
people and suggests that the farmers mus
have relief even if they have to disclose
a lockout by refusing to purchase man-
ufactures’ productions until an agree-
ment in prices of farm products. He
says the farmers are almost a unit in
their demand for a flexible currency of
$40 or $50 per capita and thinks the es-
tablisment of mortgage banks by far-
mers would be a good thing. At the
public meeting to-night speeches were
made by Governor Pattison, Luther S.
Kauffman, of the National Dairy asso-
ciation, ard John Trimble, secretary of
the national grange. The report of
Overseer McHenry was also submitted.
A Statue of Solid Silver.
The statue of Ada Rehan in solid silver
for Montana’s exhibit in the world’s
Fair will be eight feet high, costing
some $50,000. The pedestal alone will
be composed of $250,000 worth of solid
gold. Miss Rehan will have the honor
of representing Justice, standing on a
globe of solid gold. The figure will be
cast in solid silver, one foot resting on
the continent of North America. The
scales will be equally belanced with
gold and silver and held in the left hand.
The right arm will extend and a sword
be held in the right hand. The idea is
symbolical, and the ideal or model a
perfectly formed woman. The pedestal
will represent the largest piece of gold
Will Not bo Released.
LoxpoN, December 11.--It is said
that the physicians appointed to examine
Mrs. Maybrick, with reference to her
| chance of life and the advisability of re-
leasing her from prison, have decided
that there is no need of liberating her.
Buying by Wholesale.
“Can’t I get these two-cent stamps
cheaper if I take a qauntity ?’’ asked
Mrs. Chestuut, of the stamp clerk at
the Philadelphia post office.
«I can let you have a dozen for a
quarter,” replied the stamp clerk.
“Very well. I'll take them.”’— Jury.
——If you want printing of any de-
scription the WATCHMAN office is the |
place to have it done.
Millionaire Armour’s Gift to Chicago.
Cuicaco, December 12.--Philip D.
Armour, the millivnaire packer, depart.
ed tonight for New York on his way to
Europe leaving behind him a Christmas
gift of overone million five bundred
thousand dollars to the city of Chicago.
Absolutely unknown to the public work
has been going on for a year past to-
ward the erection of a magnificent five-
story building on Armour avenue and it
is now all but ready for occupancy.
This building will be know as the Ar-
mour institute and will be to Chicago
all that the Drexel institution is to Phil-
adelpha. This building is but a small
part of the gift. In addition to it and
for its support, Mr. Armour gives
$1,400,000. All that money and brains
and labor can do will be done toward
making it the greatest institute for man-
aial training science and art in this coun-
try. Mr. Armour conceived this idea
years ago. The plans have been care-
fully gone over with George W Childs,
John C. Black and Mr. Armour’s sons
Ogden and Philip.
Everything Goes About That Time.
From the Chester News.
Some of our wise exchanges say that
it was the secret ballot that wrought
defeat for the Republicans last week.
When people make up their mind to
getup a tidal wave, they don’t wor-
ry their heads about the system
under which the voting is done.
Judge Dean’s Resignation.
HARRISBURG, December 12. —Hon.
John Dean, of Holidaysburg Republican
supreme judge-elect of Pennsylvania,
sent in his resignation as president judge
of tbe Twenty-fourth judicial district of
Pennsylvania to Governor Pattison to-
Jor: thesameto take effect December
.— The engagement of Mr. Or.
Hoover to a young lady of Philadelphia
has been announced.
——While working at Jenkins &
Lingle’s foundry, on Tuesday, a heavy
iron beam fell on James Markle’s arm
crushing it badly.
——Mrs. Rebecca Stover, wife of
Noah Stover, of Millheim, died at her
home in that place on Monday night.
Deceased was aged 56 years, 2 months
and 3 days, having been ill for nearly a
year as a result of an attack of grip.
Five children and her husband survive.
——While playing with his play-
mates, near his home at Lancashire No.
2 colliery, near Philipsburg, Willie
Campbell Tan a stick into his abdomen.
His parents being poor were unable to
give him the proper attention and diet
and he died of peritonitis and pneumon-
nia on Sunday evening. He contracted
the latter while being taken to the Cot-
He'LL Have To Go ANyHOW.—W.
H. Barrows, of this city, the well-known
postal clerk on the N.GC.B. W.,run-
ning from Elmira to Baltimore, desires
us to siate that he is not the Borrows
who said that Cleveland is a hog. That
man’s name is H. W. Burrows, and he
is a postal clerk on the Williamsport
and North Branch road. —Lock Haven
For Our Assessors.—It will be of
interest to the assessors in Centre coun-
ty to know that the Spring election will
be held on Tuesday, February 21st and
ds the law requires the registers to be at
the various polling places 60 to 61 days
before election, the assessors will sit for
that purpose Wednesday and Thursday,
December 21 and 22. The latter date is
the day for final registration.
AUDITOR'S CONVENTION.-—A circular
issued by the county commissioners has
called on auditors from each of the fifty-
one voting precincts in the county to
meet in the Arbitration room in the
court house, in this place, on Friday
morning, December 28th. The object
of the meeting will be to give the audi-
tors careful instructions concerning
the holding of the Spring elec-
tion on February 21st. The printing
of the ballots is a serious question for
the districts to consider and a full turn
out is desired.
——1If you want to feast your eyes on
something particularly fine just call at
Representative James Schofield’s sad-
dlery establishment, on Spring street,
and ask tosee the fine fet ofsilver
mounted harness he has just completed
tor Miss Ellen Hale, of this place. Itis
very handsome. and if Mr. Schofield
makes as good a job of his term at Har-
risburg as he has done on that harness
our people will have reason to congratu-
late themselves on having secared such
MARRIAGE LicENsEs.—Issued during
the past week—Taken from the docket.
Charles Yearick, of Nittany Hall, and
Kate Young, of Scotia, Pa.
Matthew Gnolad and Bessie Ratcliff.
both of Philipsburg.
Tra V. Gates, of Gatesbarg, and M.
Blanche Wye, of Half Moon.
Charles Logg, of Lock Haven, and
Thressie Mott, of Bellefonte.
Wm. M. Luse and Eva D. Kerstet-
ter, both of Centre Hall.
Alfred L. Ott, of Axemann, and Ida
M. Koch, of Bellefonte.
Howard Favorite and Ella North.
amer, both of Philipsburg.
Joseph Dunsmore, of Philipsburg,
and Mardie Dillen, of Ansonville.
——-This item is of deep interest to ore
individual. 1t is the person who tore
down the flag (rom the residence of Gov-
ernor Curlin, tke night of the Demo-
He is known-—his rea-
sons for doing so are known; and un-
less that flag is returned, and proper
apology made for the act, he will be giv-
en the publicity and disgrace that a
public prosecution, for such a deed, will
we publish a letter which we have re-
ceived from Mr. George W. Rogers.
It will explain how nicely he is getting
aleng with the invention which prom-
ises to make him a rich man, as well as
to number him among the inventors of
note of the day. Mr. Rogers brain is
teeming with originality along the line
of mechanics and many of his patents
are finding ready sale in our markets
1t seems that his genius is constantly
cropping out in some useful way, and
we are glad to hear that he is getting
along with his latest, and possibly
greatest work, so nicely.
New Yorg, Dec. 10th, 1892.
Friend Meek :—I am busily engaged in hav-
ing my Car Heating Apparatus made in South
Brooklyn, the parties having contracted to
have it ready in two weeks.
1 would have much preferred to have taken
it to Bellefonte for construction, so telegraph-
ed them for proposals. The bid in Bellefonte
was so much lower than the parties’ who are
making it, but the time in which it was to be
constructed was much shorter, so the parties
interested concluded that shortening the time
was of more importance than the difference
The train which we have control of, and
which I am to equip, consisting of a locomo-
tive and four cars, is lying at 65th street, Long
Island, on the New York & Sea Beach R. R.,
ready to have the apparatus put in. The test
will cost considerable money, as the parties
considered it best to buy an engine and rent
the cars, and have given me every facility re-
gardless of expense to makea full and com-
plete test. I hope to have the train equipped
and ready for trial by the middle or last of
January. Truly Yours,
Gro. W. RopGERS.
Our FREE DELIVERY ALL RIGHT.--
Some time ago the WATCHMAN men-
tioned the fact that exchanges from
near by towns were predicting that
Bellefonte would lose her free delivery
mail service, because of a falling off in
the post office receipts. We told our
readers then that there was no founda-
tion for such stories and that they were
evidence of the jealousy of other places
because Bellefonte has enough business
to secure this great benefit. Post Mas-
ter Feidler has just come out with a
statement in his paper, the Gazetle,
showing that for the fiscal year ending
December 1st, 1892, the receipts of the
Bellefonte post office were $9,708,62.
Only $296,38 short of the $10,000 busi-
ness that is necessary. During the pre-
ceding year the business at the Belle-
fonte office exceeded the required
amount and it is hardly probable that
such an insignificant shortage, in the
face of the recognized business depres-
sion all over the country during the
year, will be taken advantage of to
abolish the service here. In fact the
Postal Laws and Regulations forbid it
as follows :
“That free mail delivery shall be instituted
at every incorporated city, village or borough
containing a population of not less than ten
thousand within ite corporate limits, accord-
ing to the last general census, taken by au-
thority of State or United States law, or at
any postoffice which produced a gross reve-
nue for the preceding fiscal year of not less
then ten thousand dollars: Provided, That
in offices where the free delivery shall be es-
tablished under the provisions of this act
such free delivery shall not be abolished by
reasons or decrease below ten thousand in
population of ten thousand dollars in gross
postal revenue, except in the discretion of the
We trust that this bit of information
will set at rest the wagging tongues and
untruthful pens of persons and papers
trying to ran down Bellefonte. Facts
are facts. And when it is known that
such an enormous postofiice business has
done here during a dull year it will per-
haps surprise the fellows who think
Bellefonte has been asleep. Her indus-
tries are large and of course the
stopping of one seriously affects business,
but notwithstanding all this she has
managed to keep up to a higher stand-
ard than was expected. Bellefonte is all
right. Invest your money right here.
Books, Magazines, Etc.
“gweet Bells Out of Tune,” Mrs. Burton
Harrison’s noyel of New York society, which
has just begun in the Century, has made a
great hit. The publishers have reprinted the
opening chapters from the November Century,
and will send the pamphlet containing them
to any one who asks for it. Write to The
Century Co , 33; East 17th street, New York
and get it. The novel isthe greatest society
story that has appeared in many years. It is
illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson.
For the WATCHMAN.
THE GREATEST OF ALL IS DEMO-
BY GEORGE MC D. FLYNN.
In the White House, as still as a mouse,
Sits Ben in his Grandfather’s chair.
He looks at the moon, thinking how soon
He'll be forced to get out from there,
For Bennie, Johnnie, Mattie and ail
On March the fourth at Grover’s call
Will be forced to leave the White Houze Hall,
Then up Salt River goes dear little Ben,
Tollowed by all the Republican men:
And Grover will take the chair of State,
On which for four years dear Bennie sate
Momentarily fearing his Grandfather’s fate.
Then a prosperous time will come along;
Instead of strife there'll be shout and song
Proving of all parties there be
The greatest of all is Democracy.