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Provopraiic: Wate JUG
Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., Sep. 29, 1893.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Epitor
Democratic State Ticket.
FRANK C. OSBORN,
For Supreme Judge
SAMUEL GUSTINE THOMPSON,
Democratic County Ticket.
For Sheriff.—J. P CONDO.
For Treasurer.~JOHN Q. MILES.
For Register.~GEO. W. RUMBERG ER.
For Recorder.—W.GALER MORRISON.
For Commissioners SE AD HART.
For Coroner.—DR. H. K. HOY.
An Effort To Hoodwink Democrats.
Its a nice little scheme the Republi-
cans have set on foot to elect their
candidate for county Treasurer, but
while it may cost them some cash, it
will amount to but little in results,
when the Democrats come to under-
The plan and bargain is that the
Republican party is to bear the princi-
ple portion of the expenses aud that
Mr. Jarep HARPER, the Prohibition
candidate for] county Treasurer, is to
do thelelectioneering among the Demo-
cratic voters of the county. They have
figured out that if Mr. Harper can
take from Mr. Mires five hundred
Democratic votes that CoMLEY their
candidate for Treasurer can be elected.
As a candidate CoMLEY is unpopular.
His avowed unbelief in the christian
faith, his slurs at divine teachings and
at believers in the christian religion,
and peculiar personal characteristics
renders it impossible for that party to
make any hopeful fight openly and
avowedly for him, so that.the scheme
of getting [Democrats to throw away
their votes by casting them for Mr.
HARPER, has been resorted to as the
one giving the greatest promise of suc-
cess at the polls.
Mr. HARPER is a reputable, conscien-
tioue citizen. He was a Democrat
until about eight years ago. He has
a large Democratic connection, and we
are very free to confess that the arrange-
ments now made by the leaders of the
Republican party, to have him draw
awayjDemocratic votes in order that
CoMLEY's chance may be bettered, is
at least shrewd, and unless Democrats
are watchful may succeed.
Mr. Harper does not expect to be
elected. He knows that he has no
more chance of succeeding, than CoM-
LEY has of growing wings and becom-
ing an angel, so that under the circum-
stance every Democratic vote he re
ceives is just one vote off of the Dem o-
cratic candidate and one vote less for
the Republican nominee to overcome.
Did he expect, jor hope, to be elected,
we could excuse the efforts he is asked
to make among Democrats to secure
support, but without a particle of pros:
pect of such a result, every one can see
that every Democratic vote cast for
him is simply that much assistance to
the Republican candidate, and nothing
While Mr. HARPER is a good citizen
and ajgentleman, against whom not a
word can be said personally, so is the
Democratic nominee, Mr, MiLes. Mr.
HarrER was born and bred a Demo-
crat, and left the party without reason
or excuge. While a Democrat he nev-
er devoted an hour's time nor expended
a penny for the success of the cause,
consequently he has no right to ask
Democrats to vote for him now, be-
cause he voted with them during a
portion of his life.
Mr. MiLes comes of a Republican
family but has never cast a vote in his
life that was not Democratic. Since
he returned from the army, a mere
youth, he has been an active and zeal
ous worker in the most hopelessly Re-
publican section that there is in the
county. At the first election after his
raturn from the army an effort was
made to drive him from the polls be-
cise, as a soldier,'he voted the Demo-
cratic ticket. He has stood up for the
party through thick and thin and has
born the brunt of the battle, in the Re-
publican district iz which he lives,
during every campaign since that day-
He is the equal of any candidate ever
named for Treasurer in integrity, or
qualifications, and because he is fit for
the position, because he will make an
accommodating and competent official
and becauce of what he has done for the
party, every Democrat in the county
should take pleasure in casting their
votes for him.
Democrats, don’t be fooled into aid-
ing the Republican nominee, who
is the bitterest political enemy of the
Demcceracy there is in the county, by
casting a complimentary vote for Mr.
Harper. All such votes are simply
that much towards CoMLEY's success.
The Italian Mission.
The Republican newspapers are
making a good deal of fuss about the
appointment of Mr. VAN ALEN, as
minister to Italy, representing him to
be a millionaire who has no sympathy
with his country nor with American
interests. It is easy to bring such a
charge, but it is no more applicable in
the case of millionaire VAN ALEN than
it was in the case of millionaire AsToOR,
who was appointed to the same posi-
tion by a Republican president. It
can’t be said that the Astors have
much sympathy for the United States,
as the chief representative of that
plutocratic family has expatriated
himself, living in England, although
he draws his wealth from this country.
The truth is that Mr. Astor, who
was sent to Italy as our representative
by a Republican administration, dem-
oralized that position by his lavish
expenditure. He did not depend upon
his salary, but used his boundless
wealth in making a display that was
legitimately connected with his official
duties. The result was that his ex-
travagrant and ostentatious style of
diplomacy made the Italian court and
people look for a display on the part of
an American minister which poor men,
dependent upon the salary of the office,
are not able to make, and would be
ruined if they attempted it. Mr.
CLEVELAND, in appointing Mr. Vax
ALEN, who is a Democratic relative of
the Republican Astor, has yielded to
the necessity of keeping up this style
at Rome. Men of limited means are
not willing, and in fact are unable, to
incur the expense at the Italian capi-
tal, in which Mr. ASTOR, the Republi-
can minister, set the pace.
The story that the appointment has
been given to Mr. VAN ALEN in return
for a liberal campaign subscription, is
of course a groundless misrepresenta-
tion. The circumstance of his being a
rich man is expected to give plausibili-
ty to such a charge. But if there is
any force in such a view of Mr. Van
ALEN's case, may it not, with equal
force, be asked, how much did the
wealthy Mr. Astor give to the Repub-
lican campaign fund to secure the
same position ?
——The people of Centre - county
had a taste of Republican office hold-
ing when those patriots, HENDERSON
and Decker ran the Commissioners’ of-
fice. With the county out of debt and
a|neat surplus in the treasury when
they went in, they succeeded in mak-
ing away with the surplus and leaving
a burden of debt besides to their suc-
cessors. This has all been paid off by
the present board, acd the last Audi-
tor’s statements howed a net balance in
the Treasurer's hands of $3,347,45.
Will you hesitate when you come to
cast your vote in November? Men
whose work is their recommendation
to office should be judged accordingly.
Lock at the parallel cases of a Repub-
lican and a Democratic board and de-
cide for the latter.
—— What did RoBerT CookE Jr., do
to the Republican party that he should
have been treated as it treated him in
the convention ? He didn’t do a thing
but lead it to victory in 1887, furnish
“boodle” for every campaign during
his incumbency, help all the Republi
cans wherever he found them, and got
pledges from scores of fellows whom
he never found cut were liars until the
convention day came. What reward
did RoserT CooKE Jr., get for his fidel-
ity to the Republican party? Answer
—He got it with an axe where the
anatomy of the giraffe is most ex-
——1It is understood that Jomn F.
Harter is going around working the
MiLLer dodge of asking for comupli-
mentary votes. Now Democrats no
matter how much you may like Mr.
Harter you are under no obligation
to vote for him and be, as a gentleman,
has no right to expect it of you. This
game of complimentary votes is played
out and all the compliments that
Democrats pay should be bestowed
upon our own ticket.
——Literally speaking every Chero-
kee boomer is biting the dust.
May Be Sent to Brazil.
WasHINGTON, September 25.—The
navy department is considering the ad-
visability of sending the United States
cruiser New York to Brazil for duty
during the revolution. Captain Philip,
the New York’s commander, has re- |
quested the department to order the ves-
sel to Rio Janeiro and it is said that the |
idea meets with favor. The New York |
g¢ now in Hampton roads.
Mitchell’s Training Place,
GrLeNs Faris, N. Y., Sept. 26.-—|
Charlie Mitchell, the English pugulist,
has decided to go into training for his
match with Champion Corbett at San-
day Hill, three miles south of this place.
According to present arrangements, he
will arrive there with his trainer about
| tion with articles of American manu.
' Convention of Democratic Societies at
Splendid Speeches Were Made. The Banquet of |
the Democratic Societies in Central Market
Hall Was a Grand Affair—Vice President
Stevenson Was in Attendance—Chauncey F- |
Black Was Toast Master—The Vice President
Received a Splendid Ovation.
ALLENTOWN, Sept. 26.—The annual
convention of the Democratic societies
of Pennsylvania met here today with
1,200 delegates, representing all the
clubs of the state.
Mayor Allison delivered the address
of welcome, and President Chauncey
F. Black responded. In his address
President Black spoke hopefully of the
election of the whole ticket of the party
in this state, and predicted the early
overthrow of Republicanism.
Among those on the stage were Vice
President Stevenson, Congressman
Tarsney, of Missouri; Congressman
Erdman, of Pennsylvania, Chief Clerk
Kerr, of the house of representatives,
and Frand C. Osburn, candidate for the
StatejTreasurership. The vice president
of the societies as the committee on
permanent organization reported as
temporary chairman Robert E. Wright,
of Allentown, who made a brief speech,
He denounced Senator Cameron for
his speech in the Senate yesterday, and
advocated tariff reform and honest
money. The federal election law was
also denounced. The convention then
adjourned to meet at 2 o’clock.
ALTOONA WAS CHOSEN.
ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 26.—The
routine work of the convention of
Democratic societies closed this even—
ing by the selection of Alioona as next
year’s place of meeting, after splendid
speeches by General J. C. Black, of
Illinois, and Representative John Tars—
ney, of Missouri Lancaster was also
named as a candidate for next year’s
convention, but there was an over—
whelming sentiment in favor of Al-
Just before adjourning Robert E.
Wright announced that Vice President
Stevenson, who had intended leaving
early this afternoon, had consented to
remain over for the banquet and might
possibly speak. In regard to the vice
president’t objections to delivering an
address Congressman Erdman said :
“Vice President Stevenson occupies a
very delicate position before the coun-
try just now. He left thesenate cham-
ber to board our train and feels that it
would be improper to say anything
that might possibly influence legisla-
BANQUET IN THE EVENING.
ALLENTOWN, Sept. 26.—The banquet
of the Democratic societies in Central
Market hall to-nignt was the most tre-
mendous affair of the kind any of the
participants ever witnessed. Exactly
1,500 covers had been laid and every
chair was occupied. “I never saw
anything like it,” exclaimed Vice
President Stevenson, with admiration,
as he took his seat. The rush for
entrance into the banquet hall was
terrific. A line of men two blocks long
packed the streets, all eager for admis-
sion. . In the crush clothing was torn
and various minor accidents occurred.
Chauncey F. Black was toast mas-
ter. To his left sat Vice President
Stevenson, and Congressman Tarsney
was on his right. At the head of the
besides were Atwood Bell, James M.
Kerr, Congressman Hopkins, Patrick
Foley, Senator Green, George N. Rey-
nolde, George H. Hoffman, Robert E.
Wright, John Atwell, John Guffey,
Congressman Hines, Candidate Osburn,
State Chairman Wright, General J. C.
Black, Lawrence Gardner, John J.
Maloney, John Larkin, Judge Duff, O.
T. Weaber, M. C. L. Kline and ex-
Robert E. Wright at 9.15 introduced
President Black, who made a short
speech congratulating Allentown on its
splendid reception. Mr. Black, in con-
cluding, announced that the vice presi-
dent was unable to make a speech and
would leave for Washington in a few
minutes. The vice president received
a splendid ovation as he left the hall,
and Congressman Tarsney then started
on a tariff speech.
The keynote of Tarsney’s speech was
the organization of clubs and discipline.
Victory, he declared, would eurely fol-
lows John J. Maloney, of Philadel-
phia, made a brilliant political speech,
which was followed by an equally fine
effort by Chief Clerk Kerr. President
Black said he would appoint the ex-
ecutive committee of the societies in
several weeks. The banquet was a
tremendous success and every speaker
praised the hospitality ot Allentown.
A Reduction Urged.
Attorneys for Exhibitors Appear Before the
Ways and Means Committee.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26—General A.
B. Nettleton, ex-assistant secretary of
the treasury, and Colonel Alex. D.
Anderson, as attorneys for nearly two
thousand foreign exhibitors at the
World’s Columbian exposition, had a
hearing before the ways and means com-
mitee of the house and the finance com-
mittee of the senate to-day.
They asked first that during the brief
remainder of the exposition period they
be allowed, under regulations and limi-
tations to be fixed by the treasury de-
partment and the exposition manage-
ment, to sell goods for current delivery,
and second, that for customs purposes
the appraisal of goods soid be reduced
fifty per cent. They urged among oth-
er considerations these: The deterio-
ration from transportation, and expos-
ure has materially reduced the selling
value of many of these exhibited goods,
but the appraisals for customs purposes
are fully up to the invoice value.
The bulk of the goods to besold under
the proposed legislation is of such a
character as not to enter into competi-
Similar action was bad after the
Philadelphia centennial exposition in
1876. A bill to carry out these purgus-
es has been introduced into the house
by Mr. Durborrow.
——Subscribe for the WATCHMAN,
Secretary Smith on Pensions.
Has been misrepresented and misunderstood. He
explains his Position—Other Pension news,
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—Secretary
Hoke Smith has made a statement re-
garding his position upon the pension
question, He says that he has often
been grossly misrepresented in this mat-
ter and held responsible for acts about
which he knew nothing until they had
The secretary takes as his text the de-
cision rendered in the pension case of
Charles T. Bennett, a private in Com-
pany F. Thirteenth Indiana volunteers,
which was the basis upon which an im-
portant order was issued, and about
which so much has been said. Mr.
Smith says that it is wrong to suppose
he is a common enemy to pensions. He
actually and honestly believes there has
crept upon the pension rolls, through
one avenue or another by various rul-
ings of pension commissioners and the
work of examiners and other officers of
the pension bureau, an enormous num-
ber of persons who are not entitled to
“These are the ones I am after,” de-
clares the secretary, “and they are the
ones we intend to weed out of the pen-
sion list it they reduce the total num-
ber of pensioners one-half.
Referring to the order of Commission-
er Lochren, directing that all pension-
ers whose claims were not good upon
the presentation made, should be drop-
ped from the rolls for a period of 60
days, when they must make their claims
good or suffer a permanent suspension.
Secretary Smith says that this action
was taken when he was absent from
Washington and that it did not meet
his approval. He believed that, wheth-
er there was authority or not, a pen-
sioner after being once placed upon the
rolls should have notice before being
Secretary Smith states that his origin-
alidea in having the list of “suspects”
prepared was to have stricken from the
rolls those who had failed to present
prima facie evidence that they were en-
titled to pensions. He believes that in-
vestigation into all of these cases will
lead to the discovery of much fraud,
and that fully half of those who have
not made prima facie cases will fail in
their effort to show that they were 'en-
titled to pensions. Many of those who
were notified that they must furnish
new evidence had so little to stand upon
that they would make no effort whatever.
The secretary says it is a great mistake
to suppose that he intends to decrease
pension expenditures by depriving those
who were entitled to pensions under the
law of their just rewards. He says that
he is not opposed to pensions. Refer-
ing to the fact that quite a number of
pensioners who were dropped from the
rolls were reinstated, the secretary says
that all of them had furnished the 're-
quired evidence, and bad filled in the
links breaking the chain to their cases.
‘WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.—The Board
of Pension Revision is now disposing of
an average of about 1,600 cases per week
of those suspended under the recent or-
ders of the bureau. At this rate it is
estimated that prectically all of those
Heretofore suspended will be disposed of
by October 10. It is also estimated that
at least 75 per cent. of those suspended
will be retained on the rolls, though
not all of them at their old rates of pen-
“Commissioner Lochren estimates that
the amount appropriated for this year
will be enough, and that the only de-
ficiency appropriations required will be
$300,000 for special examiners and anoth-
er appropriation for fees and expenses
of examing surgeons.
WasHINGTON, Sept. 28.—An official
statement prepared at the pension bu-
reau shows that the total number of
claims for pensions now awaiting action
at the bureau is 700,279.
After the Riot is Over.
An Invitation to the Mayor and Others to Re-
turn to Roanoke.
RoANOKE, Va., September 25.—The
citizens’ committee of thirteen has is-
sued the following address to Mayor
“We, the undersigned, constituting a
committee representing the citizens of
Roanoke, after full and deliberate
thought, have determined to write and
ask that you return to Roanoke as soon
as the character of your injuries will
permit of your traveling. We desire
the return with you of all parties who
may have left the city on account of the
trouble last Wednesday night. It is
proper for us to assure you, in making
this request, that you will be secure
from molestation ; and we know we
speak for the vast majority of the citi-
zens of Roanoke, who desire and intend
that there shall be a thorough, full and
legal investigation of the causes leading
upto the loss of life on Wednesday
night, and we are equally firm in our
desire and intention that this investiga-
tion shall be conducted according to
legal forms and precedents and under
control of the officers of the common-
wealth without fear or favor. Itis our
purpose to demonstrate to the world
that the charge that we are under mob
rule and that the course of law cannot
be pursued on account of intimidation
and threats is false.
The coroner’s inquest was continued
today. A. L. Payne, lawyer, testified
that he was in front of the jail when the
firing began at the side, which was fol-
lowed by pistol. shots all around him.
He got out of the way because of this
firing and men were killed where he
had been standing by the military, after
RoavNokk, Va., September 27.—May-
or Trout returned to the city to-night.
About 30Q people, many of whom were
his personal friends, were at the depot
to greet him and a large number
crowded around him to grasp his
hands. There were no indications
about the city to-night that his return
would stir up any enmity.
BerLIN, September 27.—Prince Bis-
marck is now reported to be much
better, and his departure from Kissin-
gen for Friedrichsrhue has been fixed
for Saturday next.
Charges Against Connaught,
The Radicals Yesterday Brought Out New
Evidence of Cowardice Against the Queen’s
LoxNDoN, Sept. 26.—The Radicals
brought out to-day some new evidence
as to the charges of cowardice made
against the duke of Connaught, the
Queen’s third son, commander at Alder- |
shot, and the recipient recently of un-
usual honors during the mancuvres at !
Guens. Connaught was accused of seek-
ing to escape danger in the battle of the
British troops under General Wolseley
with the Arabs at Tel-Ei-Kebir, Egypt, |
in 1882. The origin of the accusation ,
has been often discussed and especially
since Connaught was appointed to the
» Aldershot command. A special corres-
pondent who was on the field of Tel-El-
Kebir has now come out with a letter
giving the full story.
When the troops were formed for the
attack, he says, the duke of Connaugh,
with his Guards brigade and General
Allison, with his Highland brigadct
were in the fist line. Shortly after this
formation was made a despatch from the
highest quarter in England was handed
General Wolseley. It instructed him
not to expose the duke to danger in bat-
tle. Orders were given at once for a
change in the line of attack. Connaught
and his Guards brigade were marched to
the rear and the Irish brigade was
brought to the front. The purpose of
this change, says the correspondent, was
understood perfectly throughout the
arm. Everybody knew that, had the
Guards not been under the command
of the queen’s son, they would have re-
tained their post of peril and honor.
This statement is accepted generally
here as the bare trath. In the officers’
corps the facts in it aresaid to have been
known for years.
The Outbreak in the Argentine,
WasHINGTON, September 27.—Dr.
Zebellor, the Argentine minister in
Washington, is confident that the so-
called revolution in his country will
result in the complete overthrow of
any faction inclined to rebellion. This
afternoon he said there was every rea-
son to believe that the United Press
dispatch from Buenos Ayres stating
that ex-President Pelligrine and a force
of government troops were marching
on Tucuman were true in every respect,
and that the stories purporting to come
‘from the Argentine capitol of the cap-
ture of Pelligrini by insurgents and his
attempted execution were untrue.
Ex-President Pelligrini, he said, is
not a soldier but a lawyer, and was
sent with the troops in 4 civil capacity.
The disturbing element numbers abou
1,500, and the minister is certain that
they will not make any great attempt
to impede the troops. On the other
hand, unofficial information received
at the state department indicates that
the revolutionary movement is tore
serious than has been reported. ?
Bsmarck’s Critical Condition.
His Physicians and Family are Exceedingly Anz-
ious—A Relapse Will Be Fatal. i
BERL, Sept. 26.—Herr Allers; who
is a close friend of the Bismarck fami-
ly, arrived here from Kissingen thie
evening. He gives an. unexpectedly:
discouraging account of the - prinee’s:
condition. The most formidable _ of
Bismarck’s maladies, he says, has
been acute pneumonia. The prince
was not discouraged by the physicians,
but Bismarck’s condition has become
critical. The physicians and family
are exceedingly anxious and watch
Bismarck constantly, as, although con-
valescing, he ‘is very weak and quite
liable to a relapse, which must prove
According to Herr Aliers’ report,
the old man seems like a wreck. His
splendid frame has shrunk and his.
flesh has fallen off until his clothes
hang in folds. He appears as if fally
a head shorter than before his illness,
The princess is thoroughly opposed to
removing him to Friedricheruhe. He,
however, is anxious to go home.
Dixon Defeats Smith.
In Seven Rounds He Sends the California Man
to Grass.—The Fight Was a Furious One.
NEw York, September 25 —George
Dixon, the champion featherweight
pugilist of the world, met and defeated
Solly Smith, of California, at the Coney
Island Athletic club to-night, winning
a purse of $9,000 and retaining - the title
of champion of the world. The fight
ended ir the seventh round, Smith be-
ing knocked out. . The loser gets $1,000.
Despite the stormy and unpleasant
night, droves of the sporting fraternity
went to the island and it was estimated
that 8,000 witnessed the fight. The bet-
ting ruled 2 to 1 in favor of Dixon.
The time of the last round was two
minutes and forty-two seconds. Al-
though Smith had the sympathy of the
crowd, Dixon was heartily cheered when
the battle ended. -
——A new com peny, with a capital
of $50,000, will operate the Sandy Ridge
fire brick works.
STUDENT TICKETS ON THE RATLROADS.
—For the convenience of persons living
along the line of the various railroads
running into Bellefonte who are desir-
ous of taking advantage of the superior
educational advantages held out by the
schools of learning here, the railroad
companies are issuing what they call |
school tickets at an extra low rate. |
These tickets can be procured by any
student and do much to help along the
cause of education by putting the good
schools of Bellefonte within easy .ac-
cess of scholars in all parts of the county.
Classes are arranged to suit students
who come and go on the train, so that
while living at their homes, they have
all the advantages given to those who
are right kere in town.
MARRIAGE LiceNses.—Issued Dura
ing the past week—Taken from the
Michael Hefferan, Jr.
Dempsey, both of Edindale.
Wm. A. Neese, and Ella B. Heck-
man, both of Gregg township.
‘W. H. Flory, and Ida M. Furey, both
of Pleasant Gap.
Philip F. Garbrick, of Coleville, and
Mary A. Mayes, of Bellefonte.
John H. Sayler, of Rebersburg, and
Eliza Rote, of Millheim.
Charles Hixson, of Woodward, and
Laura Kerstetter, of Penn township.
Mesheck Williams, and Susan Saxon,
both of Benore.
Geo. Rossman, and Anna Shuey, both
of Spring township.
Irvin M. Musser, of Benore, and
Myria A Geist, of Penna. Furnace.
Horace J. Boon, of Calumet Mich,
and Beulah M. Brisbin, of Centre Hall.
ARREST THE ILLEGAL FISHERMAN. —
By act of 1890 regulating the catching of
fish in the streams of this commonwealth
every other appliance than that of a rod
hook and line is prohibited yet every
day we see our streams being robbed by
boys and men with loops and dip nets,
both of which are unlawful. What
has become of the fisk warden that he
does not do his duty ? It will not be
long until there are no fish at all in the
streams then it will be too late. Enforce
the following act of 1890 : ;
The law of 1889 1s very strict and is
as follows: “That hereafter no person
or persons shall cast, draw, fasten or
otherwise make use of any seine, drift
net, fyke net, or net or nets of any other
description, or use any other appliance
for the catching of fish, except rod,
hook, and line in any river, stream, or
waters of this commonweslth.”’
A DistrIcT FIREMAN’S ASSOCIATION
ForMED.—At a meeting recently held
in Philipsburg for that purpose an asso-
ciation was formed where-by the fire-
men of Clearfield, Blair and Centre
county will have a permanent organiza-
tion and an annual meet. Delegates
from a number of the towns attended
the meeting which resulted in the per.
manent organization of the association.
It was held in the parlor of the Hope
Hose Co’s. house in Philipsburg, the
following officers having been chosen
Alex. Smith, of Houtzdale, president ; J,
H. Whitehill, of DuBois, Charles J.
Simms, of Tyrone, J. W. Norris, of
Curwensville, John Pearl, of Bellefonte,
and Mart G. Lewis, of Philipsburg,
vice presidents; S. S. Crissman, of
The question of holding the first an-
nual convention this year was taken up.
The vote resulted in favor of Philips-
burg, as that town has been largely in-
strumental in effecting the organization
and the hospitality of her citizens was
well known. Accordingly on Wednes-
nesday, October 18th, the first conven-
tion will be held and it is expected that
twenty-five or more. fire companies wil}
bein attendance to participate in the
Tue CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA Lura-
ERAN Sy~Nop Now IN Session HEre.—
The 40th annual meeting of the central
Pennsylvania Lutheran Synod con-
vened in this place, on Wednesday, and
will continue in session during the
week. There are more than fifty
ministers, with quite a number of lay
delegates and officers of the various
church, christian organizations in at-
tendance. The new church. building
at the corner of Linn and Allegheny
streets, the dedication of which we des-
cribed four weeks ago, has for the time
being been transtormed into a great
hall for parliamentary proceedings and
routine synodical work.
The sessions of the Synod began on
Wednesday evening, Rev. G. W.
Leisher, of Duncannon, preached the
synodical sermon and Rev. H. H.
Weber, secretary of the Board of
Church Extension also addressed the
meeting. Yesterday was mission day
and last evening Rev. W. E. D. Scott
delivered a sermon on that subject.
Rev. A. S. Hartman and Dr. George
Scholl following with talks on home
and foreign missions respectively.
Rev. Hoshour has given out the
program for the remainder of the ses-
sion as follows.
Friday evening : Sermon on educa-
tion, Rev. J. A. Earnest, D. D.
Saturday evening : Sermon on sys"
‘tematic beneficence, Rev. J. B. Focht.
Saturday afternoon: Preparatory
sermon, Rev. A. H. Spangler.
Sunday services’: 10:30 p- m., com-
munion sermon, Rev. H. C. Holloway.
D. D., 3:00 p. m., children’s meeting,
addresses by Rev. W. H. Sckoch and
W. F. Steck ; 7:00 p. m; ordination ser-
i mon, Rev. C. L. McConnell. The week
day sessions will be devoted to business
of Synod. The public is cordially in:
vited to altend all the sessions of Sy-
The sessions during the day are all
interesting though of a routine nature.
Many interesting descussions come up
which prove entertaining to the crowd
of people who are in daily attendance.
You are all welcome.