Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 21, 1893, Image 4
Ee —————————————— Sm ———————————— eT TT FE I DOS SR DOCS ee * Powai fad Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance Bellefonte, Pa., July 2I, 1893. P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Epitor ——— Democrats, Your Duty is Plain, Oa Saturday, August 5th, just two weeks from to-morrow, the Democratic primaries, for the election of delegates to the county convention, will be held in the various election districts of the county. Itis the duty, patent, of every Democrat in the county to attend the primaries and vote for the delegates whom he knows will be for the candi- date he prefers. It is just as much a duty of the Democracy to attend the primaries as it is to attend the general election later. The ticket is the all important thing, because; to insure its success everyone must be satisfied. There will not be general satisfaction and har- mony unless everyone has had a hand in making the ticket, thus will be seen the necessity of your attending the primaries, for it is there that the in- dividual voters have the voice in nam- ing delegates who will represent their wishes in the convention. With so many excellent men in the field there is scarcely any chance of making a mistake in naming a tickets yet the voters are none the less obliga- ted from attending the primaries. Every man in the county undoubtedly has a friend, among the number of as pirants, whom he would like to have his district delegates instructed for and the only possible way for him to have his wish gratified is to attend the pri- maries. Everyone should attend, then all will feel that they have had a voice in making the ticket. This thing of won- dering “why this wasn’t done,” and “why that wasn’t done,” after itis ov- er, isn't becoming good Democrats, es- pecially when they know they could have been there to have seen it all. Have a voice in the primaries then you will be satisfied with the ticket. A Word to Would-be News Makers. There was a time when any l'on, Dick or HARRY in the country could rush, breathless, into the sanctum of the newspaper office and gasp out some awful tale of murder, theivery, or a fight that had or was occurring at a dis- tance which the news carrier knew was beyond the immediate reach of the editor. Such information was of a necessity accepted as “gospel,” simply because it was never contradicted until it appeared iu print, when all the readers of the paper laughed at the credulity of the “poor simple editor.” Now it has not unfrequently happen- el that later day journalists have found themselves “worked” by the same game that at one time canght the writer, who did not have railroad and telegraphic facilities for gathering the news and depended wholly on w hat the gossips brought in. The Baker ville, Tenn., riot of last winter was an excellent illustration. At the last session of the Legislature a law was passed, which has been ap- proved by the Governor, fixing a fine and imprisonment on all offenses whereby newspapers are led to publish manufactured news. The law is a good one and will tend to put a stop to this indiscriminate practice of reporters of manufacturing news. It is in sub- stance as follows: Section 1. Be it enacted, etc. Thatany per- son who wilfully states, delivers or transmits by any means whatever to the managing editor publisher or reporter of any newspaper, ma g! azine, publication, periodical or serial for pub- lication therein any libelous statements con - cerning any person or corporation, and there- by secures the actual publication of the same, is hereby declared guilty of a misdemeanor and-upon conviction shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $500 and undergo imprison- ment for a period not exceeding two years or either or both at the discretion of the court.” —— The Free Text Book Law in Effect Now. a It is not generally understood that the free text book law went into im- mediate effect upon the Governor's ap- proval of it, but such was the case and according to a recent decision of Siate Superintendent ScHAFFER it is the duty of school directors to make provisions for supplying the schools with neces: sary books and equipment, As the public school appropriation cannot be drawn upon it will be neces- sary for Directors to advance sufficient amounts out of the ordinary district school funds for the purchases requir: ed by the new act. Such contingen- cies will be readily relieved, however, when the destribution of the State ap- propriation is made. AI RTARTA. ——The new road law for Pennsyl: vania appears to be a practical meas. ure, but it won’t be thought of until next spring when people in the country districts are in the mud hub deep. What Auditors Can Expect. i Recent decisions of several courts in ; the State have about definitely out- lined the sources from which auditors are expected to draw pay for their various services at election time. Judge McPHERsON, of Lebanon, and Judge SinmonToN, of Dauphin county, have concurred in the decree that for holding meetings for receiving certifi- cates of nomination, and nomination papers, bearing objections thereto and withdrawals, and filling out certificates for watchers, the township must pay the Auditors, but for arranging ballots, correcting proof, going to and from the printing office and distributing ballots to the proper officer of any township, the cost must be paid by the county commissioners. Such a ruling seems exceedingly ex- plicit and should obviate any future misunderstanding between auditors, their townships and the county com- missioners about pay for the election services rendered. a Pennsylvania’s citizen soldiery continually keeps ingratiating iteelf in the hearts of her people. No other state in the Union can turn out such a vast army of men, and it should be a matter of great pride to us all that the Keystone State is the keystone of the National Guard of the country. ——Things are shaping up in the Republican ranks and it looks very much as if Gen. Dan. HasTiNgs has a “cinch” on the Gubernatorial nomina- tion. There was a time when the Republican party was unheard of. The styles are continually changing. That time is coming back. It Apam and Eve suffered from the heat it certainly wasn’t because of a super abundance of clothing. The Comet Brings to Light a Tali. It Throws Out an Enormous Streamer Resem- bling a Display of the Aurora Borealis.— The Addition to the Comet’s Body Is a Long Streak of Greenish White Light Extending Almost to the Zenith—It Is Sixty times as Long as the Moon Is Wide. WasHINGTON, July 16.—At 10:30 o'clock last night the comet which is now the object of so much search and speculation .suddenly developed an enormous tail, which to the unprac- ticed eye was taken to be a display of the aurora borealis. Atthat hour Pro- fessor Frisby, of the Naval Observato- ry, was studying the comet through the nineiinch glass. He noticed a long streak of greenish-white light shoot out from the comet and extend itself almost to the zenith. LIKE THE AURORA BOREALIS. At first, the nucleus of the comet be- ing at that moment hidden by a fleecy cloud, it was thought the aurora hore- alis had sent out an advance notice of a brilliant engagement. There was no flickering, however, and as the light came steadily from where the comet had last been seen, the professor concluded that he was see- ing a comet in process of development. The tail of the comet was thirty de- grees in length, a distance about sixty times as long as the moon is wide, and extended from ten degrees above the horizon almost to the zenith. VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE. It is plainly visible to the naked eye and was plainly watched for some time by the corps of observers at the insti: tution. Professor Frisby said: “There is no way to explain the sudden freak of the comet. They are erraticbodies at best, and the only thing to say is that this one had reached a stage where it was ready to throw out the long streak of luminous gas which is called a tail. It was not a bushy tail, but was a long ribbon of light about three times as wide as the moon.” AR I TES" The End of the Revolution in Chili. Admiral Wandenkolk, His Forces and Rebel Troops Are Now Prisoners of War. VaALrPara1so, Chili, July 16,—Ad- miral Wandenkolk is a prisoner and is now on his way to Rio Janeiro under a heavy guard. What his fate will be when he reach- es that city can easily be guessed. He was only recently formally declared to be a traitor, and now he has fallen into -the ciutches of the government he will no doubt be executed without much ceremony. The capture of his ship, the Jupiter, was made outside the bar at Lake Dos Pagos below Rio Grande do Sul. Shots were fired on the Jupiter from which a white flag was soon hoisted. Admiral Wandenkolk was forced to submit, and the officers and crew of the ship, the revolutionary troops on board, and ‘he gunboat Camocin were «ll made prison- ers. . Several Men of War on the Move. WAsHINGTON, July 17.—Telegraph- ic orders have been sent to Commander Whiting, commanding the United States steamer Alliance at Calliao, Peru to proceed at once with that vessel to Corinto, the port on the west coast of Nicaragua, nearest to Leon, where the latest revolution is at its height. Com- mander Whiting is instructed simply to use all possible dispatch in going to Co- rinto, and to protect American interests there. It will take at least a week to make the trip. The Charleston and Yorktown, now fitting out for service on the Pacific station, will be ready to start in a few days. It is probable that one of them will be ordered to touch at Greytown, on the east coast, on the way down, in order to inspect the situatior, with a view to future action. Pennsylvania’s New Road Law. From the Lock Haven Democrat. The road law passed by the last legis- lature and signed by Governor Pattison, is regarded as a practical measure, one, it is thought, which will result in a re- form in the matter of road making, in some of the districts at least, throughout the country. By this act the taxpayers of any township or road district are en- abled to contract for making the roads at their own expense. and paying sala- ries of township or road district officers and thereby prevent the levy and col- lection of a road tax in such township or road district. The process by which this right is to be acquired is as follows: Any one or more taxpayers desirous of acquiring the said right shall, before the beginning of any township fiscal year, present to the court of quarter sessions of the county in which said right is desired, setting out that he, she, it, or they are the own- ers of property assessed for road pur- poses in said townships, or road dis- tricts, the number of miles or public road in said township or road district and the desire and ability of the peti- tioner or petitioners to lay out, open, make, amend and repair the public high- ways and bridges of said township or road district wholly at his, her, its, or their own expenses for the ensuing town- ship fiscal year, and to pay the other ex- penses of said township without any right against or claim upon said town- ship or road district for or by reason of the materials, labor, or money furnished. The work is to be done under the di- rection of the supervisor, who is re- quired to view and inspect the making and repairing of the roads in his district at least once during every month and be fully satisfied that the petitioners have fully complied with their contract, and for this service the supervisors shall each receive the sum of $480 per year. It likewise will be the duty of the supervisor to notify the contractors, if at any time he sees the roads needs re- pair, and 1f they fail to repair the road as required, he is empowered to purchase such materials and employ such men as may be necessary to repair said roads and charge the same to the contractors. In addition to the salary provided for to be paid to the supervisors for super- vising the work the petitioners or con- tractors will be required to pay to the township clerk $50; to each of the town- ship auditors $25; to the township at- torney $50 and to each supervisor $250. They will also be required to execute a bond in a sum equal to $500 for each and every mile of public road in said township, with sureties conditioned for the faithful performance of their trust. The practical eftect of the bill will be felt more particularly in the townships in which the greater amount of the tax- able property is held by one or more persons or corporations and subsequent- ly pay the most of the tax assessed, which in t00 many instances goes to other purposes than that of the repair of the streets. It is believed that the corporations will willingly embrace the opportunity of freeing themselves from the heavy road tax generally levied, by undertaking to keep the streets in pro- per repair and it will be the mission of the supervisor tu see that it is done prop- erly. EA Sr ————— Paring Down the Pensions. Over $115,000 Have Been Saved the Government in Two Months.—Cases That Would Have Been Allowed Had They Not Been Examined by This Division of the Pension Bureau, the First Payments Amounted to Over $150,000. — Over $3,600 in Cash Recovered by Special Ex- aminers. WasuiNGTON, July 17--—The special examination division of the bureau of pensions, which is charged with the in- vestigation of the criminal matters in pension claims, as well as the investiga- tion of merit claims in which a prima facie case has been established before reference to that division, has kept a record since May 1 of the amount in- volved in first payment of every case re- jected after special investigation. The record shows that, for the months of May and June last, in these prima facie cases, which would have been al- lowed had they not been specially in- vestigated, the first payments would have amounted to $150279. A great many cases investigated were found to possess merit and were allowed ; but of the number investigated and rejected a saving to the government of the above amount has resulted. The expenses of the special examina- tion division for the months of May and June, last, in the investigation of prima facie merit claims, and all other matters pertaining to the work of the division, amounted to $36,895, leaving a net sav- ing to the government of $113,384. To this amount may be added $3,504, which was recovered in cash by special examiners and handed into the treasury making the total net saving to the gov- ernment $116,888. TE —————" Pardon Will Be Opposed. The Carnegie Company Will Object to the Re- lea3e of Dempsey. PirrsBUrG, Pa., July 18.—Contrary to the expectation the deposition of Con- fessors Gallagher and Davidson, exoner- ating Dempseo and Beatty from all con- nection with alleged Homeestead pois- oning, were not taken to-day. The gen- tlemen concerned in the arrangement to let the convicted prisoners and self-ac- cused perjurers swear that they are un- worthy of belief, were reticent to-day about the form the matter will take, but is is learned that District Attorney Bur- leigh will in his official capacity request Warden Wright to permit Gallagher's deposition to be taken. his will be backed up by a written request from Judge McClung and it is not considered probable that the warden will refuse. It is reliably stated that the Carnegie company will oppose the pardon of Dempsey and that Captain Beck, who prosecuted Dempsey in be- half of the Carnegie company, is now preparing to fight the application for pardon before the board of pardons. Congressman Breckenridge to Marry. LovisviLLg, Ky., July 17.—The en- gagement of Congressman W. C. P, Breckenridge to Mrs. Louis Scott Wing, widow of Dumsey Wiag, ex- minister to Peru, has been announced, the wedding to take place just before the extra session of congress. Mrs, Wing lives here. The Free Text Book Law. Goes Into Effect at Once, and Judge Ewing's Decision is Regretted. HARRISBURG, July 16.—State Sup- erintendent Schaeffer has rendered a decision that the free text book law goes into immediate effect, and that it is the duty of the directors to make provision for furnishing and equipping the schools with the necessary text books and other supplies. Being ask- ed what he thought of the decision of Judge Ewing, of Pitttsburgh, resirain- ing the school board from purchasing different sets of readers, he said : I regret exceedingly that Judge Ew- ing has felt it his duty to interpret the law concerning the adoption of text books in such a way as to bind entire cities to the purchase of one set of read- ers. The use of the term ‘series’ to denote the text books of a given au- thor upon a specific subject is of com- paratively recent origin, and the word in its original signification means a sequence or succession of any kind. The law authorizes the directors to adopt a series of text books, which in many cities was interpreted to mean the sequence or succession of books which the board, in consultation with the teachers, deemed best adapted to promote the progress of the pupils; and in imitation of the best schools in New England, several first, second, third and fourth readers were purchas. ed without increasing the aggregate expense or multiplying classes, and gent from school to school for the pur- pose of securing pereanial interest and freshness in the reading lesson. This decision turns backward the hand on the dial plate of progress of many cities, until they can find relief in the decision of a higher court or through legislative enactment. Had a Narrow EScape. Hanged and Shot by Lynchers, but Still Living and Likely to Live for Some Time. NorroLk, July 18.—Isaac Jenkins, colored, set fire to the barn owned by John Cartwright, at Cartwright wharf, on the Nasemond river, and poisoned several valuable animals, Jenkins was captured on Saturday. He admitted that he set fire to the barn and poisoned the horses. He further said that he would not be satisfied until he had kil- led Mr. Cartwright. A party of eciti- zens hanged the barn-burner from a tree, leaving his body hanging after firing a dozen shots at it. ‘When some of the lynchers returned to the spot on Sunday they found the body gone. A colored man was arres- ted in this city last night as a suspicious character, who proved to be Jenkins. He said that as he was losing conscious- ness while banging, he heard several pistol shots. When he recovered it was not daylight! He was lying on the ground ; the rope had broken. He got up and made his way to Norfolk through the woods. The man’s neck was badly cut and swollen and one of the pistol balls took effect in the right side of the head, but didn’t enter the brain. Weekly Crop Report, The Alternate Showers and Sunshine Have Been Very Beneficial to Crops in Pennsylvania. WasuiNaTON, July 18,—The weekly crop report of the weather bureau states that the warm, dry weather has been es- pecially favorable for harvest work and haying, which iz well under way as far north assouthern Minnesota. In view of the reported shortage in Europe, it is worthy of special note that the hay crop is excellent in almost all sections. Some injury has resulted to crops in Ken- tucky, Tennessee gnd portions of Illi- nois, owing to the hot, dry weather, and rain is generally needed east of the Mis- sissippi, in Texas and in the upper Mis- souri valley. There has been a general improve- ment in crop conditions during the week. Corn is reported in excellent condition in most states. The cotton crop is mmproving in South Carolina and Texas, although the plant is small. Pennsylvania— Alternate showers and sunshine very beneficiai to crops; corn and tobacco making excellent growth; oats ripening, outlook brightening in dry sections. Tvr— They Should Abide by the Work of Their Own Hands. From the Philadelphia Press. The small regard for law which has characterized South Carolina since the days of reconstruction is cropping out again in the attempt to enforce the new liquor law in the State. Whether or not it is a wise law has nothing to do with the case. It is thelaw of the State and it is the duty of the people to obey it. But the first movement in the direction of entorcing it in Charleston almost caused a public riot, and the of: ficials were compelled tc suspend opera- tions. This is far from creditable to the State. The Situation Improving. Sax Fraxcieoo, July 17.—The semi- annual report of the San Francisco sav- ings banks shows that twelve savings banks have resources aggregating $120,000,000. “The financial situa- tion in this city and state is improv- ing,” said Thomas Brown, cashier of the Bank of California, in an inter- view. “Money is perceptibly easier, and buginess is slowly getting back to its normal condition. Not a clearing house certificate has been issued. There has been no necessity for issu- ing any, and, in my opinion, there will be no occasion for them.” ERT ———— Such Trash Won't Wash. From the Lock Haven Democrat. With a pigheadedness lacking judg. ment that would hardly be expected, the Republican papers are charging the low price of wool to the Democrat- ic administration. As the McKinley bill is still in =ffect and as no other Re- publican laws be ve been changed dur- ing the time Cleveland has been in power the partisan orgaus certainly cannot expect their readers to believe ' these silly statements. Wool is going down, and will go down until the ob- noxious high taritflaws are changed. Gallagher’s Confession, He Swears That All He Said Against Dempsey Was Untrue. PirrsBURG, July 19.—At the western penitentiary to-day District Attorney Clarence Burleigh, Attorneys L. K. Porter and W. J. Brennan, Notary Public C. C. Lee and Stenographer J. Beal met to take the depositions of Gallagher and Davidson, serving time in the Homestead poisoning cases. Gallagher was before the committee over two hoars. Davidson’s examina- tion occupied about twenty minutes. The district attorney conducted the ex amination, but declined to give out any- thing for publication. It was learned, however, that Galla- gher’s confession in regard to Hugh Dempsey and the Homestead poison- ing case is much wore sweeping in its details than had been imagined by the general public. A gentleman who has heard the whole story says Galla— gher’s statement not only implicates Pinkerton detectives, but several men much more prominent in business and professional life, He stated positively, the gentleman said, that every word he said against Dempsey on the stand was false. He implicates Detective Ford, of the Pinkerton agency, and gives the pames of many others who were instrumental in Dempsey’s con- viction. He further states that he never administered poison or croton oil to the men at Homestead and that Dempsey never proposed that he should. He sticks to the story that the $25 Dempsey gave him was a loan to protect his furniture. To substanti- ate this the defense will show by mem-— bers of the firm who sold him the fur- niture that they were pushing him for the money. Davidson made a state— ment similar to the Gallagher story, except that be was not in the plot as long as the men who convicted Demp- sey. They both seemed willing to make their confessions under oath and stand by it if it means a lengthening of their terms of imprisonment. Demp- sey's attorneys have matters in such shape that they will corroborate the confessions by other witnesses. Great Collapse of Denver Babpks. The Masses Excited and Streets Crowded with Anxious Depositors.—At 10 o'clock, When the Union National Bank Announced That It Would Not Open Its Doors, a Panic Was Started—The Run on the Different Institutions Was Well Met by Most of them— Failure in Kansas Announced. DeNvER, Col,, July 18.—No such a scene was ever witnessed in all the west as was seen here this morning shortly after 10 o'clock, when the banks were supposed to open their doors for business. The failure of the savings banks yesterday had'excit- ed the masses, and at the hour of open- ing the streets were crowded with anx- ious depositors. The eleven clearing house banks, located within four blocks of each other, were surrounded, and far into the streets crowds gathered until officers and special police were called out to clear the way for traffic. At 10 o'clock the Union Nacional bank, with a capital of $1,000,000 posted a notice that it would not open its doors. This started the panic and following quickly the Commercial Na- tional posted a similar notice. A run was immediately started on all of the other banks, though to no great extent upon the People’s National. The First National appeared to be the soundest of all, it having only 60 per cent. of its deposits on hand with a private fund of $1,500,000 in addition to draw upon, making it impossible to close its doors. The Colorado National and several others are in equally as good condition. Those who withdrew their money are all small depositors, the large holders being satisfied to let their accounts re- main, The banks paid all demands except on time certificates, they de- manding that these remain until the expiration of the time. —— The “Time-Saver’’ is a guide to the World's Fair that deserves its name. It names and locates 5,000 of the most interesting things on the Ex- position grounds, grading them accord- ing to their importance. No other guide does this. The visitor who uses a “Time Saver” can see the Fair in one third of the time usually occupied and find without difficulty everything he wants to see. An encyclopedia of World’s Fair information that can be carried in your breast pocket. Com- piled by a newspaper man, who inspec- ted every exhibit on the grounds. Not sold on the Exposition grounds; but nothing sold there will take its place, Ask your newsdealer for it or send 25 cents to W. E. Hamilton, Room 12, No. 283 South Clark St., Chicago, lI. Three Fail and More to Follow. TorekA, Kan., July 18.—State Bank Examiner Breidenbal this morning re- ceived notice of the failures of the Citi- zen’s bank, of Kansas City, Kan., of the Bank of Richmond and of the Far- mer’s and Merchant’s bank, at Ossa- wattomie. The concerns all did a small business. Statements are unobtainable. The opinion is expressed that other in- stitutions throughout the state will soon go under. Herbert on a Tour of Inspection. New Lo~xpoN, Conn., July 19.—Sec- retary Herbert, on the dispatch boat Dolphin, arrived here this morning on a tour inspection, and paid an extended visit to the Thames naval station. He spent about two hours looking over the yard, and expressed himself as highly | pleased with its capabilities as head- quarters for the naval cruisers. The Dolphin steamed away for Newport this afternoon with the secretary on board. HarrisBURG, Pa., July 18.—A de- cree was made by the Dauphin county court to day in the cause of the com- monwealth ve. the Philadelphia Life Insurance company, dissolving the company and appiinting Sylvester Bonnaffon, jr., receiver, to take charge of its effects. The Pennsylvania Railroad Exhibit at the World's Fair. Ot more real interest to the average visitor to the World’s Fair than all the confusing array ol locomotives, cars, ships, wagons, bicycles, and veloci- pedes in the great Transportation Building is the compact yet compre- hensive exhibit which the Pennsyl- vania Railroad Company makes in its own beautiful little model railway sta- tion. What with signal tower, over- head foot-bridge, automatic switches, tracks, ballast, and ditches just outside its doors, and the original “John Bull” locomotive. the oldest in America, with its train of antique cars, and the colossal iron vehicles upon which the huge Krupp guns were conveyed from Baltimore to the Exposition standing . mn the shadow of its walls, it presents to the passer-by an appearance so dis tinctly characteristic that a careful in- spection of the treasurers of the interior is almost inevitable. Once inside, you enter immediately into a study of transportation history in the United States on the kindergar ten or object-lesson basis, and by means of models, ranging from the old Conestoga wagon, through a series of curiously fashioned cars, up to the standard locomotives and passenger coaches of to—day, you secure a most effective idea of railroad progress. Nor do the models here thown have to do with vehicles only. In the caces which line the walls of the cool, white interior are also to be seen models of track of all periods, various systems of signals in use at different times, and even tickets and time-tables, not for— getting conductors’ punches and lanterns. In the way of models, the post of honor is given to a magnificent repro- duction of Pennsylvania Railroad Company's new double-deck ferry boat “Washington” which plies between New York and Jersey City, a model complete in every detail, even to the Electric lighting and the rubber mats at the doors. Maps, in relief, of a most interesting and instructive character are numerous, not the least important being one four feet wide by twelve feet long, showing at once the old Portage, company oyer the Alle- ghenies, all arranged to a scale, and givingfa better notion of that wondertul feat of engineering, the Horse-shoe Curve, than can be had by a trip over it. To furnish a comprehensive idea of the magnitude of the Pennsylvania Railroad system no better method could have been adopted than that which is here presented in the shape of a perspective map, thirty-three feet long, showing the position of each train in motion on the system at 6 P. M. on Columbia Day, October 21st, 1892, the passenger trains being indi- cated by tiny gilt locomotives, and the freight trains by similar locomotives colored blue. In addition to all this there is case after case of photographs, posters, letters, bills, and other docu- ments, all more or less interesting, and a number of wax figures, clothed in the uniforms of the Pennsylvania’s working staff of en.ployes, from bag- gage porters to conductors. Beat the Record. Curcaco, July 19.—At Washington park Maid Marian ran a mile and twen- ty yards in 1.40, beating the record by 1} seconds. She led all the way and was three lengths ahead of Diablo who tried to overtake her during the last half mile. The mile from wire to wire was run in 1:38%. More Bank’s Close. OxkramomMa, O.T., July 19.—The bank of Oklahoma city and the Okla- homa National bank closed their doors this afternoon. There was a heavy run on the First National, but it withstood it all right. Statements are unobtain- able now- « ADDITIONAL LOCALS. ~——— New slate black boards will be put in the High school building. ——It is rumored that the Clearfield region coal trade will be very brisk dur- ing the coming fall. ~The Reformed churches of Un- ion and Centre counties will celebrate their Centennial by a picnic at Centre Hall, on August 16th. All are invited. ——A single trial will convince you that A. M. Tenney’s celebrated candies are the finest in the world. J. Zeller and Son have the exclusive sale in Bellefonte. ——The Pennsylvania railroad com- pany will soon abandon the telegraph and substitute the long distance telephone as a means of communication between offices along its lines. ——The Grand lodge of Pennsyl- vania, Independent Order of Good Templers closed its annual session in West Chester on Wednesday. It will meet next year in Philipsburg. ——John Evans, a Northumberland county man, has invented an air ship and says he will travel to Chicago in it. He don’t say whether he expects to get there in time for the Fair or not. ——The purest and best candies manufactured in the country to-day are A. M. Tenney’s. J. Zeller and Son have their exclusive sale. If you want something really fine, try them. ——One of the prettiest as well as ap- propriate souvenirs we have seen of Bellefonte is the collection of photo- graphs which Fred Blair has taken of principle industrial and other buildings in town: They are on sale at Blairs jewelry store.