Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 06, 1893, Image 4

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Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., Oct. 6, 1893.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Eprror
Democratic State Ticket.
For Treasurer
of Alleghany.
For Supreme Judge
of Philadelphia.
Democratic County Ticket.
mr ee.
For Sheriff —J. P CONDO.
For Treasurer.~JOHN Q. MILES.
For Register.—~GEO. W. RUMBERG ER.
For Commissioners. 920: 1 SO0DHART.
For Coroner.—DR. H. K. HOY.
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A Word to Some of Our Exchanges.
It is with a feeling of pride that the
WATCHMAN sees its editorials and para-
graphs republished in many of its ex-
changes from week to week. But
however satistactory the knowledge to
self that they are ours it does not repay
us in the way reputable journalism de-
When ihe WarcamMAN takes any-
thing from a contemporary it gives the
proper credit, because it has no desire
to appropriate the work of writers on
another journal. Likewise it deems it
no more than fair that it should have
credit for every article, whether it be a
column or two lives in length, that is
taken from its pages. This credit
has longibeen with held by some ex-
changes, among them the Northum-
berland county Democrat, which only
last week used our ‘leader’ of the
week previous as original editorial
matter. We do not know whether
the Democrat makes a practice of fly-
ing under false colors in all its depart
ments, as it does with its editorials, nor
do we care, but we demand of it prop-
er recoganition for matter taken from
our columns.
It they are worth publishing they
are worth some recognition. It takes
- time and labor to prepare such articles
and then to have piratical newspapers
appropriate them is something more
than we can stand.
The] WarcaMan will always feel
gratified to see its articles copied, but
that gratification will be heightened if
it is given credit for them.
——Right in the face of the failures
which Cornell University and Colum-
bia College have made of their courses
in journalism the University of Penn-
sylvania has determined to add one to
ite currieulum. ' Just what improve.
ments it will make in the methods of
work whieh failed in the two well
known institutions named, is not
known, but Prof. Joseph French Johun-
son, who has charge of the new depart-
ment, is an old newspaper man of re-
pute and premises great things for the
course. However that may be it ap-
pears to us that students in journalism
will not have the same idea of hustle
pounded into them that they get from
the beginning on a live newspaper. It
is an essential thing that would-be
journalists be well educated, but with
that acquired we rather think they
would accomplish their purpose sooner
by going right into active work where
all their energy is called into play to
keep them abreast of their rivals, than
by attempting to learn the business on
a student paper. The University will
doa good thing in giving men a
chance to get an education especially
adapted for newspaper work, but it
can’t turn out editors as it does doc-
tors, lawyers and engineers.
As for sensations Tyrone is
certainly keeping herself before the
public in a number of ways. A sui
cide, a failure, an elopement and a
trusted post office clerk convicted of
mail robbery, all coming to light with-
in a month, seems to indicate that that
town is bound to have notoriety if not
through a base ball club.
——To-morrow, October 7th, is the
last day on which you ean pay your poll
tax. If you want to vote see to it that
your tax is paid. Every Democrat
should vote this Fall.
—~—Telegraphic reports from Lon-
don are to the effect that England does
not want American gold. We do. And
you delinquent subscribers cant hustle
it in too fast either.
——The Magnet says that Mr.
Harper “expects to be elected. The
plan to let ComLEY slip and have the
Republicans combine on HARPER must
still he on. !
duty. That duty is to go out and vote
and support the entire ticket.
—— Every Democrat should do his | Se a,
The Same Old Game, and the Same
01d Species of Sucker.
Westmoreland county came to the
front last week with a confession that
Niciaras MaNGeL, a well known Penn
township farmer, had been “flim
flammed” out of $4,400 by two sharpers.
They worked him by the same old
card trick that proves successful in
catching justsuch old fools. Why men
who ordinarily show good sense and
great prudence will persist in trying to
make money in such a way is a matter
entirely beyond the comprehension of
people with any mind at all, yet right
in the face of warning there are new
cases coming up continually.
It was not so long ago that a Centre
county farmer came very near being
caught at exactly the same game. If
men would use a little judgment they
would see the folly of trying to beat
sharpers at their own game.
——What Quay wants with a foot-
hold in Clearfield county is hard to
understand, but it is a well knowu fact
that he is pushing the fight against
judge Kressy' re-election. Several years
ago he purchased one of the leading
Republican papers of that county and
is now using it in the interest of
Gorpon, the Republican nominee.
Such an action should, and undoubted-
ly will, have the effect of turning many
Republican votes from Mr. GorDoN as
the conscientious man prefers to cast his
ballot for a candidate who is not steered
by such a dictator as Quay. Repub-
licans everywhere are turning against
him and those of Clearfield county
will be no exception.
— Citizenship in these glorious
United States is the right to vote for
all the government thereof. You are
not a worthy citizen if you do not
have enough interest in the election of
officers, to all offices, to attend the
election. Good Democrat and good
citizen are synonymous. Be sure and
vote if you want to be either.
—France seems determined to have a
World’s Fair in 1900, a plan which
looks a long way into the future for its
consummation, but they’ll have all the
more time for their board of lady mana-
gers to settle themselves before the Fair
—Thereis little use of putting
good men on the ticket for you to vote
for, if you don’t carry out your part of
the contract.
——Has any candidate on the Re-
publican ticket put you under especial
obligations to vote for him, Demo-
crats 2; :
Edison’s Views on Money.
Wants Wheat Compressed Into Dollars and Cer-
tificates Issued on Iron or Steel.
New York, October 1.—A new reso-
lution of the silver question has been
offered by Thomas A. Edison. In an
interview he said :
“The hankering after gold and
silver is largely traditional. People al-
low themselves to be governed by the
old ideas on the subject of coinage
formulated at a time when national
credits existed and currency would be
only taken at an intrinsic value.
What we need now 18 a new standard
of value. I think that the best dollar
could be made out of compressed
wheat. You take a bushel of wheat
and squeeze the water out of it and
then compress it into a hard cake the
size of a silver dollar and stamp the
government mark upon it. That
would represent actual wheat and la-
bor performed, and then you could eat
a dollar, for when you wanted to use
the wheat all that would be necessary
would be to put your money to soak.
We should then have the bushel of
wheat as a permanent unit of value,
which all farmers would appreciate,
and the currency of the country would
represent actual worth and labor per-
tormed. Both gold and silver could
then be dispensed with and the pres-
ent bi-metallic problem solved. Our
currency, moreover, would be as good
as gold or silver in foreign exchange
for our wheat goes to all the countries
of the world.
“In all this talk about metal for
coinage,” continued Mr. Edison, “I am
surprised that no one has suggested
iron. Iron is the most precious metal.
Gold is of no use or silver either.
Mankind has no use for either gold or
silver, but iron could not be dispensed
with, If the people would give up this
foolish, traditional, hereditary bank-
ering for gold or silver, these metals
would not be worth the price of old
lead and would be kicked aside from
civilization. The human race on the
other hand cannot dispense with iron.
Iron must be produced to keep pace
with consumption or its price will
steadily rise. The demand for iron is
steady and it will be ever the case.
Therefore why not issue treasury cer-
tificates on iron. This is the greatest
iron producing country in the world
and our output amounts annually to |
more than the output of both gold and '
silver. Instead of loading up the
t dan Ni
reasury with these useless metals, and, ' dress parade and drill in front of the | the bombardment.
| as to her experience she exclaimed :
a8 the people would want bills of large |
denomination to accompany the wheat |
dollar, why not buy iron or steel in- !
iesue treasury certificates
——Read the WATCHMAN.
War in Morocco.
Between the Moors and a Spanish Garrison at
Melilla.— Spaniards Greatly Outnumbered—
Over 6,000 Moors Are Besieaing a Small Fort
Manned by Less Than 400 Spaniards and the
Situation is Becoming More Critical Every
Day.— Many on Both Sides Killed. |
MADRID, October 3.—Further trouble
has broken out between the Moors and
the Spanish garrison at Melilla, a town
on the northern coast of Morocco. The
Spanish authorities recently decided to
add to the strength of their fortifications
at Melilla. and the work of constructing
additional fortifications was pushed for-
ward as rapidly as possible. This in-
censed the Moors, and yesterday morn-
ing a force of more than 6,000 natives |
made an attack upon the Spanish gar-
rison, that numbered all told not more
than 400 souls, The Spanish troops
fought throughout the day without re-
lief being sent to them. The Moors
were constantly gaining ground and’
fresh accessions to their ranks, and the
outlook was becoming serious for Span-
iards, when the white residents without
regard to nationality offered to assist
them. A civilian corps was at once or-
ganized and took partin the defense.
They were greatly outnumbered by the
Moors, however, and were finally com-
pelled to retire into the fortress, where
they are still besieged. During the bat-
tle eighteen of the Spaniards were
killed and thirty-five wounded. The
Spanish artillery did great execution.
The gunners at one time directed their
fire upon a mosque and almost complete-
ly destroyed it. Other buildings were
also destroyed. Northern Morocco has
been greatly excited by the news of the
attack upon the Spaniards, and the fa-
natiscism of the inhabitants is being
aroused by the Mohammedan demands
for revenge upon the ‘‘infidels,” for
destroying the mosque. The situation
is critical and further attacks upon the
garrison and civilians are expected.
The people of Madrid are angrily ex-
cited by the news from Melilla, and the
government will immediately dispatch
a warship to the Tangiers to demand
from the sultan a full and instant repa-
ration for the outrages upon the Span-
iards. The cabinet will meet today
and it ie expected orders will be issued
for the sending forthwith to Melilla of
a strong military force to punish the
Advices from Melilla this evening say
that the Moors requested truce this
morning. The reqaest was granted and
both sides burned their dead this after-
noon. The Moorish government has
been cowed completely by Spain’s prep-
aration for war. It has promised to
make any reparation and has assured
Spain of its desire to suppress thesavag-
ery of the hostiles. essengers have
been sent already to warn all tribes near
Melilla against interfering with the
Spaniards, whose right to build forts is
acknowledged and proclaimed by the
Moors. The government threatens to
inflict the severest penalties on this en-
ergetic action of the sultan and his min-
ister have calmed the excitement here
somewhat. The cabinet met from
7 to 11 this evening and in view
of the Moorish ~~ government’s
readiness to make reparation, de-
cided to defer the sending of a large ex-
palivon to punish the hostile tribes.
nough troops to protect the Spaniards
at Melilla will be dispatched at once
and a strong force will be held in readi-
ness to sail the moment the tribes show
signs of renewed hostility. Most of the
tribes are reported to have promised to
abstain from all further hostilities
against the Melilla garrison, but there is
little confidence that they will keep
their word. >
Weekly Crop Report.
Corn and Tobacco Nearly All Cut and Fall
Wheat Looks Well.
‘WasHINGTON, Oct. 3.—The weekly
crop report of the weather bureau states
that over the western portions of Caro-
linas, south Virginia, the lower Ohio
valley, and generally to the west-ward
of the Mississippi, the rain fall of the
week has been excessive, and the west-
ern and northwestern states over which
severe drought has prevailed for several
weeks have had abundant rains, which
were greatly needed. Abundant rain
also fell over the central and northern
Piawan regions, and generous showers
ell on the north Pacific coast.
In the middle Atlantic states the past
week has been very favorable for matur-
ing crops and for the work of securing
the same, and the absence of heavy
rains with generally fair weather over |d
the greater portion of the cotton region
has been very favorable for cottun pick-
ing, which is now being rapidly push-
Pennsylvania--Excellent weather for
completing farm work. Corn and to-
hats nearly ail cut. Fall wheat looks
well. :
Three Immense Turbines for Niagara.
Three of the immense turbine water-
wheels, with their auxiliary mechan-
ism, which were built in Philadelphia
at a cost of $200,000 each for the
purpose of utilizing the power of
Niagara Falle for industrial purposes,
will shortly be put in place. Each
wheel is expected to develop 5,000
horse power. A feed pipe 73 feet in
diameter ‘will carry the water to the
turbines, and the latter, in revolving,
will transmit power to an electric
dynamo at the surface through a shaft
of tubular steel 3} feet in diameter and
ten feet in length.
Indians Off For the Fair.
HarrIsBURG, Oct. 1.—At 12.30
o'clock to-night the Indian special,
with 500 students and the entire facul-
ty of the Indian Training School at
Carlisle on board, started for the
Worlds Fair.
The Indian boys and girls are pay-
ing all their expenses from the earn-
ings of the past six months. Their band
of thirty-two pieces and choir of eighty
will give a concert in Choral Hall and
each day at 4 o'clock there will be a
Administration Building,
Argentine Rebels Lose Rosario.
Bueryos AYERS, Oct. 1.—Rosario was
recaptured by the government troops to-
day and all the rebel leaders were taken
Terrible Drowning Accideni in a Mich
igan Iron Mine.
Twenty-Eight Lives Sacrificed—The Men Were
at Work Under a River When ithe Roof of
the Mine Caved In.—Only Those on the Low-
er Level Succeeded in Escaping.
CrysTAL FaLLs, Mich., Sept. 30.—
With a terrific rush the water of the
Michigamme river broke through a
' bed weakened by mining into the
Mansfield mine, drowing twenty-eight
men who were at work directly under
the cavein. There were forty-six men
in the mine when the accident occur-
red, but eighteen of them who were
working in the lower levels managed
to escape.
None of the bodies have been recov-
ered, and it is believed it will be nec-
essary to divert the channel of the riv-
er before they can be secured.
It is believed to have been the worst
disaster that ever occurred in the Lake
Superior iron region: When the night
shaft went on duty it was noticed that
more water was coming into the mine
than usual, but no alarm was felt by
the meu at the pumps, as they manag-
ed to keep the “drifts” free. The
miners pursued their work as on every
night when they started in to pass the
twelve hours under the ground. Sud-
denly a few minutes after 9 there wasa
loud report and an overpowering rush of
water, and the men felt themselves be-
ing overwhelmed by an avalanche of
So fast came the flood that it is
doubtful whether the men on the upper
levels had time to drop their tools and
run for their lives tothe old shaft.
Had any of them reached the perpen-
dicular opening, however. It would
have availed them nothing, for the
shaft known as “Old Number One”
collapsed as soon as the water reached
and undermined its base. This occur-
redat precisely 9:30, and it was that
the men in the upper level had been
trapped and drowned by an accident
which had long been expected. Had
there been time the men might have
descended by some means to the lower
levels and crossed over to No, 2 shaft,
but the in rushing flood came too fast
and it is thought that most of them
met death within five minutes after the
break occurred.
The men at work in the lower levels
were warned in time to escape.
few minutes after 9 they heard an omi-
nous roar and at once suspecting the
cause dropped their picks and fled for
their lives. The water, pursuing as it
did, the devious course necessary in
running from one level to another, was
already ankle deep in the lower levels
when the men reached the shaft and
were drawn up from what seemed cer-
tain death.
The South Again Visited by a Very De-
structive Gale.
Many Lives Have Been Lost.—~At Pensacola, Fla
the Storm Did Great Damage, But No One
Was Injured.—Many Believed to Have Been
* Killed Near Mobile, Ala., by the Storm.
New OrLeans, September 3.—The
great storm of yesterday has passed
and although the wires are still down,
bits of intelligence come in from var-
ious parts which impart the in-
formation that the loss of
life, to say nothing of the destruction
of property is tremendous. From
Boyou Cook, the great oyster field
which leads to the gulf, itis reported
that the settlements of the fishermen
have been completely demolished and
that the loes of life has reached the ap-
palling figure of 250.
iGrand Isle, a summer resort lying
on the gulf, directly in the path of the
storm, is said to have been utterly de-
etroyed and it is known that the loss of
life is large. Many people were here
speuding the delightful early autumn
season, and numbers of those who had
spent the late summer month in their
cottages had not yet started for their
homes. The hotel and two long rows
of cottages, which constituted the re-
sort, are said to be no more and it is
feared that the loss of life at this point
will be great. In the parish of Plaque-
mine, the villages of Bohemia, on the
Mississippi, and Shell beach, on Lake
Borgue, were wiped out and at least
four lives lost in each place. On both
sides of the river the sugar, rice and
orange crops suffered a great deal of
amage and on the west side the
loss of life is reported to have been
very great. It will be some days be-
fore the full extent of the damage
wrought will be known, but it is feared
here that the grand total will pale into
insignificance the number of deaths re-
ported from the storm which recently
devastated the Atlantic coast.
Stricken Brunswick.
No Abatement of the Spread of the Fever There.
BRUNSWICK, Ga., Oct. 3.—There are
four cases to date on Jekyl Island, all
isolated and under control. . All com-
munication with the club house, three
miles distant, is cut of. Surgeon Faget
and local physician Hugh Burford have
control of the cases. The germs were
carried in a pile of bedding recently
moved from Brunswick to Jekyl. Sur-
geon Faget says after frost falls all
danger on Jekyle Island will be over.
There are about 500 Brunswickian
refugees on St. Simons, and other sick-
ness prevails. A general outbreak may
be expected there. No objections will
"be raised to Jesup citizens going to
Camp Detention. Surgeon Murray ad-
vises them to stay at home, but will
open the camp to them if desired. Je-
sup has only about 1,000 population, a
large part of whom are railroaders, nec-
essarily a floating population.
Bernhardt Wasn't Scared.
Paris, Oct. 1.—Sarah Bernhardt,
who has been making a theatrical tour
of South America, returned to Paris to-
day. She was in Rio Janeiro during
When interviewed
“It was simply exquisite. T spent
three days and nights in the roadstead
to see the display. It was grand, over-
towering, magnificent. I shall never
forget it. Isaw then the grandest scene
of my life,”
One Thousand Were Killed
Great Loss of Life by the Storm on the Louis-
iana Coast.—Steamboats and Luggers Gone.—
the Wind
—The Rain Was Heavy aud
Blew From All Points of the Compass—One
Island Was Entirely Depopulated.— Reports
Coming in Slowly.
New OrLeaNs, Oct. 4—The loss of
life caused by the storm will probably
reach 1,000. The Joe Weber was not
alone in her trouble, she J. Mec-
Sweeney, consort of the Weber, having
also met with total demolition. With
these twosteamboats went their entire
crews to a watery grave. Besides
these fatalities the following luggers
were swept out of existence: The
Aredele, Captain Zibiliche; Vetus,
Captain Barbier; Flying Dutchman,
captain’s name unknown; Princess,
captain’s name unknown ; The Steph-
ania, Captain Telsansos, and the
Grand Island, captain's name
This does not begin to account for
the luggers lost, for more than a score
of these crafts were known to be in the
vicinity of Grand Island. Such surviv-
ors of the frightful scenes of Sunday
night as reached this city were mostly
Austrians, ignorant of the English
langauge, and, besides that, by reason
of their excitement caused by the
strain on their nervous systems, were
very poor subjects to secure an in-
telligent account of what transpired.
MosiLg, Ala., Oct. 4.—Reports of
damage by the storm are coming in
slowly. Railroads, shipping and mills
are the heaviest losers, the amount
aggregating nearly $1,000,000. The
loss of human life cannot be estimated.
On Farmers’ island, opposite this city,
only two farmhouses are standing out
of a total of twenty-three. Relief
expeditions to this section found a
group of little children clinging to trees
and their parents swept away.
One house crossed the bay a dis-
tance of fifteen miles and landed on
the tracks of the Louisville and Nash-
ville railroad. The owner with his
family has not yet turned up. On
both sides of the bay are many
villages, some of which are totally
destroyed and the inhabitants are
gone. No train on the Louisville and
Nashville has been moved either way,
but a large force of men is at work
clearing away the wreckage and an
effort will be made to run trains
to-night. An unknown Austrain bar-
que for Pensacola is ashore on the
gulf side. As none of the crew have
come in, it is supposed all were lost.
Mills Resume Operations.
FritcEBURG, Mass, Oct. 2.--The
Parkville Manufacturing company,
which employs more than 2,000 hands,
resumed work to-day with reductions in
wages varying from 6 to 15 per cent.
The Flitchburg Worsted company and
Baltic mills also started to-day, with a 10
per cent. reduction in wages. The Grant
yarn mill is running on full time, while
the Great Orswell mills are expected to
start at once. Mill No. 4 of the Flitch-
burg Paper company has orders ahead
for three months and is on full time.
The Putnam Machine company has. re-
sumed operations. :
England Does Not Want Gold.
LoNDON, Oct 1.—The rates of dis-
count during the last week were 1 per
cent. for thirty days and 1} for ninety
days, There was a keen but transitory
demand for money. x
Itis hoped the hardening of A meri-
can exchange will not result in the re-
newal of gold shipments from New
York. Gold is not wanted here, and
financiers fear the loss of it to the United
States may cause another crisis there.
Railroad Shops on Full Time.
Easton, Oct. 3.—Orders were re
ceived this afternoon putting the Le-,
high Valley railroad shops on full
time for the entire force. For three
months the shops worked but five days
a week, then orders came to work nine
hours instead of ten and lay oft 100
men a week. The shops will now
work six days a week with full force of
400 men.
Yellow Fever on the Increase.
WasHINGTON, October 8.—Surgeon
General Wyman recieved a telegram
this afternoon from Surgeon Murray, at
Brunswick, indicating that yellow fever
is steadily on the increase. He reports
ten new cases and three deaths, one of
which is a relapse. Four cases have
been discharged and ten sent to the
camp of detention. One new case is al-
so reported on Jekyl island.
Working Thirteen Hours a Day.
PorrsviLLE, Pa., Oct. 4.—The Read-
ing company repair shops at Palo Alto
and Schuylkill Haven were put on
thirteen hours’ time to-day, and anoth-,
er call made for extra hands. The
rolling stock repairs are being pushed
very hard. Collieries are working six
days of nine hours each.
Lace Company Resumes Work.
ScraNTON, Pa., Oct. 2.—The Scran-
ton Lace company resumed work in all
departments to-day, after five months’
idleness, giving employment to 400 op-
——The Huntingdon Reformatory
has 395 inmates.
——A change in E. K. Rhoades ad-
vertisement next week will call attention
to the fact that he has on sale at his
eoal yard, near the P. R. R. passenger
station, a fine quality of builder’s and
plasterer’s sand.
—— Bellefonte has a new paper. The
first number of the Dental Journal,
an advertising idea of dentist J. C.
McEntire, made its appearance on Wed-
nesday. It is a neat, four page, four col-
umn sheet full of interesting informa-
tion about the preservation of the teeth.
AAR ey gw TR ee —
'W. H. Sandford,
A a BE a
——0O. Perry Jones Esq., bas resigned
bis position as cashier of the First Na-
tional bank of Philipsburg to accept
the vacancy made by the retirement of
cashier of the
Moshannon bank of the same place.
Mr. Jones still remains a stock holder
in the former institution and will have
an interest 1n advising Robert F, Mull,
who suceeeds him there.
——The contract for building the
stations along the line of the Central
Railroad of Pennsylvania has been let.
P. B. Crider & Sons of this place, will
build those at Nittany, Huston, Lamar
and Clintondale while those at Zion,
Hecla, Hublersburg and Krider's wil}
be built by the Phenix Planing Mill
Co. The buildings will all be roomy
and ornamental. Two waiting rooms
with a freight and baggage annex and
a telegraph tower will be the arrange-
ment of the interior of each.
—— On Sunday morning at 8 o'clock,
the messenger of death came to summon
all that was mortal of Mrs, James L.
Mulholland into immortality. Deceas-
ed had been ill since last November,
having been confined to her bed most
of the time and her death resulted from
a complication of diseases and severe
rheumatic attacks. Her sufferings were
agonizing at times, but with that forti-
tude begotten of a thorough Christian
life she patiently awaited the end only
as the dawning of a new day. A hus-
band, two sons and four daughters,
mourn her demise. The children are,
William, of Clearfield ; R. W., of
Altoona ; Mrs. Andrew Stover, of Cur-
wensville ; Mrs: J. C. Brackbill, of
Hughesville ; Mrs. C. C. Shuey, of
Belletonte, and Mrs. S. B. Riling, of Al-
toona. Funeral services were held from
her late home, at 19 North Thomas
street, on Tuesday afternoon. Rev.
Wm. H. Houck of the Methodist.
church officiated.
Allentown Chronicle and News of last
Wednesday night has the following to
say of the Gilbert Comic Opera Co.,
which will appear in Milleckers tune-
ful opera “The Black Hussar” in Gar-
man’s opera house, next Monday night
October 9th. “The Gilbert Comic
Opera Company appeared last evening
and presented ‘The Black Hussar’ to a
large audience in a most creditable
manner. The many pleasing airs that
are so plentifully scattered through the
production were heartily received. Be-
ing far above the plane of the ordinary
comic opera they invariably carry the
auditor beyond the tinsel surroundings
of the stage and place him or her in the
exhilerating sphere of the bright spark-
| ling efforts of one of the World’s great-
‘est composers. In the hands of such
well known artists as Chas. A. Gilbert,
Fred Huntly, Addie Cora Reed and
Alice Freeman, the various roles were
ably handled. The work ot Miss Reed
and Fred Huntly, particularly, calling
for special praise. The introduced song
of Miss Reed, in the second act, was one
of the sweetest and most artistically
rendered gems of the season.
The opera was finely costumed and
mounted, the chorus was of fair sizes
sang in unison and made many a pretty
picture. The comedy element was just
prominent enough to call out repeated
laughs, freeing the performance from
any hint of dullness. Fleurette’s dance
in the last act evoked prolonged ap-
Tee Hearne or THE P. R. R.
PostroNED.—Last Monday morning
was the time set by Judge Furst when
the Pennsylvania Rail-road Co. , should
show cause why an injunction should
be granted it restraining the Nittany
Valley rail-road Co., the Valentine
Iron Co., and J. W. Gephart from ship-
ping the product of the Valentine Iron
Co’s works over the Nittany Valley
rail-road, to make connections with the
new Central Rail-road of Pennsylvania
which is now building.
The hearing had been looked forward
to with considerabie interest as it was
considered a move on the part of the
“Pennsy’’ to prevent the completion of
the new rail-road, for had the latter been
denied the use of the Nittany Valley
‘tracks to reach the Valentine furnace and
ore fields much of the interests which
the promoters of the new road feel for it
would probably have been lost. The
Pennsylvania company bases its claim
on ownership of the Nittany Valley
road, which is only leased to the com-
pany now operating it and therefore
should not be used as a feeder for a com-
peting line, as the Central Rail-road of
Pennsylvania will be.
On motion of John Blanchard, P. R.
R. attorney at this place, the hearing
was postponed until such a time as com-
plainants can get their testimony ready
for presentation. The turn which
matters took was a decided surprise as a
lively legal tilt had been anticipated.
Those who are pushing the new road
say that they do not fear the oulcome
of the hearing and were only disappoint-
ed that it was postponed. Af allevents
the new road will be worked rapidly to