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Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., June 8, 1894.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Ebprror
It is a significant fact that the Re-
publican State convention, which had
almost everything to say against the
acts of the present Democratic Con-
gress, was entirely silent on the income
tax. It entirely ignored the subject.
Nor was the Peansylvania Republican
convention the only one that displayed
a shyness in regard to the question of
taxing incomes. The Republican con:
vention of [odiana, held about the
same time, indulged in similar silence
in regard to the raising of revenue
How is this to be accounted for?
The only explanation that presents
iteelf is that the Republican politicians
know that an income tax 18a mighty
popular measure, and they are afraid
to antagonize it. They know that it
commends itself to the people by its
justice and equity, and therefore they
shrink from opposing what the people
so evidently favor. As itis now pre-
sented, it is a Democratic measure,
and on that account Republican con-
ventions will not give it ‘an open en-
dorsement, but in view of its popu:
larity they are careful not to say any-
thing against it.
This is a circumstance which shows
the wisdom of the Democrats in mak-
ing the income tax a part of their fis-
cal ‘policy. No measure could be
more popular, and it is a popularity
based on the discernment of the people
which readily comprehend the justice
and propriety of making wealth bear
its due share of the tax burden instead
of imposing most of it upon the work-
ing classes in the form of tariff taxes.
The Republicans lost a great advan-
tage when they threw away the income
tax soon after the war, and it is nat-
ural that they should be uneasy about
the Democrats adopting so just and
popular a policy. They sacrificed that
equitable method of taxation because
it stood in the way of the monopolistic
interests with which the party allied
itself and which required the taxing of
the people through the medium of high
tariffs. At the time they were throw-
ing the income tax overboard, its vir-
tues as an equitable fiscal measure
were not unknown to the Republican
leaders if we may judge by the follow:
ing extract from a speech made by
JoBN SHERMAN, inthe Senate, on June
“Here we have in New York Mr. Astor with
an income of millions derived from real es-
tate, accumulated year after year by the mere
family pride of accumulation ; and we have
alongside of him # poor man receiving $1,000
ayear. What is the discrimination of the law
in that case ? It is altogether against the poor
man. * % # Eyerything that he consumes
we tax, and yet we are afraid to touch the in.
come of Mr. Astor. Is there any justice in it?
Why, sir, the income tax is the only one that
tends to equalize these burdens between the
rich and the poor.”
The reason and justification for an
income tax could not be more forcibly
given than they were in this expres-
sion of JouN SHERMAN at the time that
tax was being abolished by the Repub-
licans to make room for their high
It Should De Annulled.
The treaty recently made between
the United States and Russia should be
abrogated. This should be done not
only because that international ar-
rangement imposes a disgraceful duty
upon the United States, in requiring it
to return political refugees to Russia,
but aleo because the latter government
has already refused to perform oue of
the stipulations. The treaty provides
for equal rights to the citizens of the
two countries. The United States is
prepared to allow any Russian to come
into this country and do as he pleases
as long as he keeps within the res-
traint of the law. Russia has deprived
an equal right to an American wishing
to go within her borders. Rabbi
Krauvsxorr, of Philadelphia, has ask-
ed permission to visit the Czar's
dominions with the object of inquiring
into the ;condition of the Jews in that
country, and has been told that he
must keep out. It the provisions of
the treaty are not binding upon the
one country they should not be biad-
ing upon the other, and the sooner it is
annulled the better.
This evidently 18 the view taken by
Senator Turpie, who has offered a
joint resolution in the Senate that it is
no longer to the interest of the United
States to continue the treaty ately rat.
ified with Russia, and directing that
the United States propoee to terminate
the treaty at the expiration of six
— Subscribe for the WartcaMaN,
A Political Effect ot the Flood.
The recent flood in the Susquehanna
river inflicted a variety of damages,
but one of its most peculiar conse-
quences is the fact that! it ripped the
Republican party of Northumberland
county completely up the back. It
appears that the flood came just as
the county convention was about to
meet at Sunbury. The delegates from
the lower end of the county were able
to “get there,” but those from the upper
end, to the number of nearly a hun:
dred, were unable to reach Sunbury on
account of the high water, aod their
seats in the convention were conse:
Fairness between the two sections
would have dictated an adjournment
until the water should have subsided
and the upper enders could putin an
appearance. But in view of the acci-
dental victory of the Republicans in
the county last fall the nominations
for this year were in great demand,
under the delusive impression that the
county is permanently Republican, and
therefore the lower enders were not dis-
posed to share their chances with the
fellows from the upper districts by
postponing the action of the conven
tion until the subsidence of the flood.
Consequently the business was pushed
with such effect that the candidates
nominated are found to be all from one
end of the county.
Of course there 13 a bad state of
feeling in the section which was ex-
cluded from the convention by the high
water. The upper end Republicans
insist that after selecting delegates to
the ‘State convention, a duty that was
immediately necessary as that conven-
tion was just about meeting, the coun:
ty convention should have adjourned
until some future time w hen the whole
county could have been represented.
In consequence of the snap action that
was taken, Hon. Frank Bounp, of
Milton,who was pluming himself upon
a re nomination for Congress, was not
even mentioned in the rump conven-
tion, and ex-Representative FuLLMER
who was hopeful of another term in
the Legislature,was not heard of among
the names offered for nomination.
Under the circumstances it is not
surprising that the Republicans of the
upper end of Northumberland county
are in a dissatisfied frame of mind,
But their dissatisfaction will not be ot
long continuance, for after the election
they will be glad that none of them
were put on the ticket.
Democratic Doing in the County.
Candidates are hustling to get in their
last work before instructions are voted
to the various delegates who will repre-
sent the Democracy of the county in
the convention to be held here next
Tuesday. For Congress, Messrs Aaron
Williams and 'W. C. Heinle are con-
testing for- Centre county’s conferees,
while J. C. Meyer and C. M. Bower
have clear fields in their aspiration to
get the senatorial and judicial conferees
‘respectively. The fun that has been
stirred up over the legislative candi-
dacy within the past week will end only
when the convention finally nominates
the men. For awhile it looked as
though we were not to have any other
candidate than Jas. Schofield, the pre-
sent member, who under established prec-
edent is entitled to another term, but
then W. K. Alexander, of Millheim,
announced and that brought R M.
Foster, of State College, and A. S. Ker-
lin, of Centre Hall, both of whom had
been holding the “matter under consid-
eration, out with a jump. All threeare
good men and any one of them will
make an active candidate.
Democrats remember that the prima-
ries are to be held at your usual polling
places tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon
between the hours of 3 and 7 o'clock.
You should vcte instructions for Con-
gressman,Senator, Judge and Assembly-
man and elect your quota of delegates
to the county convention, also elect your
conferees to the congressional, senatorial
and judicial conferences.
Every Democrat in the county should
take an active interest in the primaries
this year, for it is necessary that a strong
and popular ticket be placed in the field.
We will have a big fight on hand when
Fall ¢ mes. We want to win.
YOU . PRIMARY ELECTION OFFICERS:
Bellefonte, N. W.— Robt. McNight, J. C. Har-
per, John Trafford.
Bellefonte, S. W.—Patrick Garrity, Jacob
Runkle, John Roundtree.
Bellefonte, W.. W.~Harry Fenlon, Geo. R.
Meek, S. A. icQuistion. :
Centre Hall Boro.—~Wm. B. Mingle, R. D.
Foreman, Samuel 8. Kreamer,
Howard Boro.—~Wm. Weber, Jas. T. Hever- |
ly, Solomon Candy.
Milesburg Boro. ~C. K. Bssington, Geo,
Campbell, Wm. T. Hall,
Millheim Boro.~—H. E. Duck, B.F. Keister
Philipsburg 1st W.—Dr. F. K.
Lukens, W. A. Kiusloe.
Philipsburg 2nd W.—Geo. Fey, Chas. Fleck
Ira Howe. .
Philipsburg 3rd W.—J. C. Johnson, Richard,
Armstrong, Samue! E. Johnson.
Unionville Boro.~E. M. Griest, John P.
Stephen, L. B. Brisbin,
Benner Twp.~Heunry N. Hoy, Oscar W.
Hunter. John Sampsel.
Boggs N. P—C.,W. Brown, Andrew Fetzer,
White, J. A.
Boggs E. P—~G. Hayes Lyman,
hart, Miiton Nyman.
Bogas W. P.—James M. Lucas George Noll,
Burnside.—William Hipple, Oscar Holt, May-
College E. P.—Harry McGirk, Jonathan
Tressler, E. B. Peters.
College W. P.—Frank Erumrine, James
Foster, Frank Kennedy. -
Curtin~N. J. McCloskey, James Gardner,
Ferguson E. P—N. 0. Dreibelbis, Wm. H.
Frey, Harvey Grenoble.
Ferguson W. P.—Jacob Harpster, J. H. Mil-
ler; Franklin Bowersox.
Gregg N. P—John Roush, Frank A. Year-
ick, Henry Emerick.
Gregg E. P.—8. J. Herring, J. C. Herring,
Gregg W. P—Hiram Grove, E. P. Shook,
Haines W. P—~Geo. M. Keister, Henry K
Summers, E. G.-Mingle.
Haines E. P.—M. O. Stover, Thomas E..
Smith, John J. Orndorf.
Halfmoon.~J. P. Sebring, Jacob Griffin, Wm.
Harris .—~Franklyn Wieland, P. H. Meyer
P. S. Ishler.
Howard.—H. N. Confer.
Huston.—R. D. Ardery, L. C. Irvin, D.IL
Liberty.—James I. DeLong, Irvin Wagner,
W. H. Gardner.
Marion.—J. J. Hoy, John C. Hoy, John
Miles E. P.—J. R. Wolf, C. D. Weaver, Jerry
Miles M. P.—J. W. Zeigler, J. W. Harter, 8
Miles W. P.—Uriah Shaffer, G. W. Hazel, J.
Patton.—Robt. Reed, D. L. Meek, J. W. Bid-
Penn.—Jacob Emerick, Wm. H. Grove, Elias
E. Smith. ;
Potter N. P.—B. H. Arney, J. W. Foreman,
Potter S. P.—Henry Rossman, W. W. Royer,
G. W. Spangler.
Rush N. P.—~John B. Long, Samuel Troy,
Rush. S. P.—John McGinley, Wm. Hutton,
Snow Shoe E. P.~Joha D. Brown.
Snow Shoe W. P.—J. T. Lucas, Austin Kerns,
Spring N. P.-L. H. Wian, Abe Hamilton,
Spring 8. P,—G. P. Gentzel, John Mulfinger
Spring W. P—E. E. Ardery, Thomas B.
Johnson, Emanuel Corman.
Union.—Aaron Fahr, Patsy Laughry, Mark
Walker.—Solomon Peck, G. F. Hoy, Harvey
Worth.—G. J. Woodring, George R. Williams
WHO THE DISTRICT CONFEREES ARE.
Ist District—Comprising Miles and Haines
Congressional........cccuiseesrenees Ellis Shaffer,
Judicial sii. ivan Geo. W. Keister,
2nd Distrtet.—~Comprising Millheim borough
Penn and the east and west precincts of
Congressional......c.coceviieenen F. P. Musser,
Senatorial..... . ..M. L. Rishel,
Judielal, i inate John Hoffa Jr.
8rd District.—Comprising north Gregg, Pot.
ter and Centre Hall borough : :
Congressional........ccoeeseneenes D. F. Foreinan,
Senatorial W. W. Royer,
Judicial. erin John 8. Dauberman,
4th District.—Comprising Harris, College
and Ferguson townships :
Congressional.........ccecenvecrinanes L. E. Reber,
Senatorial... ..A. H. Hosterman,
JUAIoial.......coemmsensssnireremrsorssians Geo. Eckle,
5th District.—Comprising Halfmoon, Patton,
Taylor, Worth, Huston, Union, Unionville
borough and Benner township :
.W. M. Cronister,
Judicial............c.ceeneiaicns P. J. McDonald,
6th District.—Philipsburg and south Phil.
ipsburg boroughs, Rush, Burnside and West
precinct of Snow Shoe township :
Congressional........cueus W. H. Buckingham,
Senatorial... ....c.. coir crisaresessen J. T. Lucas,
Juaieial...... .coremansnmrsserenss Samuel Wain,
7th, District.—~Comprising Howard and Miles-
burg boroughs, Liberty, Howard, Boggs north
and east precincts, east precinct of Snow Shoe
and Curtin townships ? :
Congressional........cuccieiinnns Irvin Harvey,
Senatorial... ....R. C. Gilliland,
Judielal.in nl wr... Howard Moore,
8th District. —~Comprising Marion, Walker
and north and south precincts of Spring:
‘Congressional....cccececvnnnaens W. H. Noll Jr.
BONALOTIAL.. cco sess srmupsstsressinsases J. J, Hoy,
Judicial cee cess verniniiiiiniennd Solomon Peck,
9th District.—Comprising Bellefonte bor-
ough and the west precincts of Boggs and
Congressional........ ..... «.e..... Ed, Brown Jr.
Senatorial... ...Li. A, Schaefter,
Judicial... iene sieve aressrennanaes W. J. Singer,
State Aid to Churches.
Arguments for and Against It by New Yorkers
"ALBANY, N. Y., June 5.—An im-
portant hearing will be given to-morrow
and Thursday in the matter of state and
municipal aid to sectarian schools and
ecclesiastical institutions by a joint com-
mittee of the constitutional convention.
The National League for the Protection
of American Institutions will be repre-
sented in favor of the proposed Hifierid-
ment to the constitution withdrawing
appropriations for sectarian institutions.
They also favor the taxing of church
property. Frederick R. Coudert, Colonel
George Bliss and others, it is taid, will
appear and epeak for the continued ap-
propriations and the exempting of
church property from taxation. The
total value of church property in the
state is $140,123,008.
Prospects of New States.
WasHINGgTON, D. C., June 5—The
supporters of bills for the advance-
ment of New Mexico and Oklahoma
to statehood have not lost courage.
The speaker has assured Gen. Wheel- |
er, chairman of the committee on ter-
ritories, that the bill for New Mexico
can secure a hearing after the Indian
apropriation bill, which come up this
week. The Oklahoma bill will follow
that of New Mexico, unless unforseen
circumstances delay any or both, New
Mexico is Democratic, and if admitted
will add two to the Democratic majori-
ty in the senate, but Oklahoma is Re-
[oblican, so that the succees of the
ill for the admission of the latter ter-
ritory is very doubtful.
Republicans Very Angry at Seeing the
Sugar Schedule Passed.
Future of the Bill is Safe.— Quay and Rill Vo-
ted Against Their Parties on the Final Roll
Call.— Adopted with Seven Majority.
W AsHINGTON, June 5.— After anoth-
er day of bitter speeches and charges
and counter-charges, more direct and
damaging than most of those made in
the newspapers, the senate disposed of
the sugar schedule by adopting the
amendments of the finance committee
and voting down those coming from
other sources. ;
On the final vote fixing the duty at
40 per cent, ad valorem on raw sugar,
with one-eighth and one-tenth of a
cent additional on refined, Senator
Quay alone of the Republicans voted
with the Democrats, and Senator Hill
alone of the Demecrats voted with the
Republicans. This amendment was
adopted by seven majority, the total
vote being 35 for and 28 against, and
with this vote is generally agreed, die-
appeured the last hope of the Republi-
caps to break the Democratic ranks,
or interfere with the carrying out of
the program for passing the tariff bill
in the senate. In fact, the common
feeling is that the serious fight in the
senate is over, and that before many
days the Republican opposition will
fall to pieces and they will allow a fi-
nal vote to be taken on the final bill.
The Republicans showed the cha-
grin and bitterness they felt at the
miscarriage of their plans to disrupt
the Democratic agreement by the vic
ious nature of the guerrilla debate they
carried on throughout the day to-day.
From taunting the Democrats because
of the tax which was about to be
placed on sugar,they proceeded to make
open charges of bribery and corrup-
tion, such as are seldom heard in a
legislative body. This talk might
have excited indignation ordinarily,
but coming as it did from men whose
service of great trusts and corporations
and whose public careers have been
identified with the party which has
never failed to guard the interests of
wealth, it wae little short of roaring
Such men as Chandler, Hale, Alli
| son and Aldrich lecturing Democrats
on the enormity of imposing tariff du-
ties on sugar or on anything else pre
sents about as absurd a picture ae one
can well conjure up. Yet there they
stood all the afternoon fighting as best
they could against the adoption of the
sugar schedule, as if the idea of tariff
taxation was as abborent to them as
holy water is to the devil. It was al-
together one of the finest exhibitions of
political hypocrisy and impudence ever
witnessed in the senate.
When asked to-night about his vote
for the finance committee sugar sched-
ule, Senator Quay refused to talk,
further than to refer the correspondent
to his speech in the senate.
Where a Mob Rules.
The McKeesport Tube Works Furnish the Lat-
est Sensation.—Much Trouble Was Anticipa-
ted— Deputies May Take Part Now.
McKeesport, Pa., June 15.—The
big strike at the National tube works
assumed a serious aspect to-day. This
morning a sufficient number of the
strikere went to work to get into opera-
tion two lap weld furnaces and the butt
weld mill. Upon hearing this the
strikers quietly met and decided to use
every possible endeavor to have the
men quit work again.
At 11.30 o'clock the works were
surrounded by a mob of fully 5,000
men and boys and trouble was looked
for. Wheo the whistle blew at 12
o'clock Thomas Milligan, one of the
striking welders who had returned to
work with two companions, tried to
leave the mill yard, Their appear-
ance was greeted by deafening yellg,
and as they attempted to go through
‘the crowd the men made for them.
Milligan was struck in the face, but
before any more harm was done he
had been rescued from the mob by
company officers and Superintendent
Patterson, who retreated back to the
mill. Several bricks and stones were
thrown at them. No more men at-
tempted to leave the works, but the
crowd remained to watch every en-
trance. At noon the boiler makers
marched outin a body and said they
would stay out until the strike was
The company is going 10 make every
attempt to run the works with whatev-
er men will work. It is expected that
the company will this afternoon secure
a big force of deputies, as more serious
trouble is looked for. The wildest ex-
citement prevails and the streets are
packed with people, the entire police
force trying to keep the sidewalks clear.
.W. H. Sims, who was suspected of be-
ing a deputy, was run through the
streets by several hundred men. He
was roughly handled.
Do you read the WATCHMAN.
The story that the bursting of the Oak
Hall dam, during the recent flood,
drowned twelve blooded cattle, owned
, by A. W. Dale, is a canard.
——Read the WATCHMAN.
——Tuesday evening was the regular
meeting night for the Belletonte Board
of Trade and only fourteen members
turned out t> taik over the boom which
our town is to get some day, as the re.
sult of the board’s activity. (?). The
question that came up for discussion
. were how to get rid of the 1000 copies
'of the Gazette indusirial edition pur-
' chased ata cost of $60.00 ; how to elect
officers for the ensuing year when there
were not enough members present to fill
all the places ; and how to start the
manufacture of the Maitland house
"heating boiler. Mr. A. S. Garman set
private fortunes had been made in the
their minds at ease on the latter by stat -
jog that he bad sold enough stock to
justify Mr. Maitland in going ahead
with the proposed enlargements, and
Mr. Maitland reported the manufacture
of four trial boilers well under way,
From the second question C. M. Parrish
rescued the meeting. He movad to
postpone the elections until the first
meeting in July. But as to what to do
with tte Gazeltes no one seemed to
know. Of course as they are not (?)
intended to advertise the resources of
the towi it would be of little (?) use to
send them out, so the members had bet-
ter divy them up and use them to cover
pantry and cupboard shelves.
MARRIAGE LiceENsEs.—Issued dur
ing’ the past week.--Taken from the
U. 8. Grant Way and Mary C. Ruhn,
both of Philipsburg.
Henry M. Loraineand Maude Holt,
both of Philipsburg.
Jerry Flack and Emma Wian, both
of Spring township.
Samuel G. Gingerich,of College town-
ship, and Barbara Carver, of Benner
township. ; :
Herman Falinders and Mary Falind-
ers, both of Halfmoon township.
T. B. Rupert and Elizabeth Zimmer-
man, both of Zion.
Rev. S. H. Deitzle, of Westmoreland,
and Grace Durst, of Potter township.
Benj. Hoffman, of Bellefonte, and
Etta Poorman, of Central City.
John Mikzik and Lizzie Patoski,
both of Clarence.
Arnold P. Loretz, of Cleveland, O.,
and I. J. Lint, of Bellefonte.
Wilber C. Dunlap, ot Pine Grove
Mills, and Irene S. Beck, of Loveville.
Wm, Gates, of Halfmoon, and Ola
Norman, of Port Matilda.
Hier PricED SiGN WRITING —As a
rule good things command good prices
and judging from the amount of money
Judge Paxson received for writing a
rail-road sign at one time we imagine it
must be considered very good, though
not in conformity with the one used by
the P. R. R. Co.
An exchange tells of it as follows
‘Almost every driver is familiar with
the famous sign of the railroad : ¢‘Stop,
Look and Listen” which is placed on
grade crossings along their lines. Com-
paratively few know the real signifi-
cance of these few brief words. The
three brief words cover the legal® points
admirably. The rule of the—stream and
pike—is that a teamster or driver must
stop, look and listen for an approaching
train, Previous to the advent of Me- |
Leod the Reading company used an old
sign, “Beware of the Engine and Cars,”
followed by a series of injunctions that
no man walking over the road would
have patience to read. There were sev-
eral accidents which brought the com-
pany into the Supreme court, and the
sharp lawyers opposed to the company
claimed that these signs were not a clear
warning. McLeod went to Judge Pax-
son, who wrote out this admirable sign,
“Rail-road Crossing--Stop, Look and
Listen.” Mr. Paxson received for this
modest composition the sum of $4,780,
a trifle over $796.66 a word, a higher
rate than any author has ever received
in the past. It can fairly lay claim to
being the most expensive composition
on record,and shows the value of brevity
as nothing else could show it.”
THE LATE ALPEEUS W. CHEESMAN.
~The late Alpheus W. Cheesman, who
died at his home in Renovo, Tuesday,
May 29th ult, left his residence
at Curtin’s rolling mill almost a score
of years ago to reside at Renovo, where
he has ever since had employment i.
the rail-road company’s shop. The re-
mains were brought to Curtin station
on B. E, V. express on the 3lst ult.,
accompanied by a large escort of his
nearest relatives and friends from Reno-
vo and Williamsport. A number of
friends in the neighborhood of Roland:
Milesburg and vicinity, were ready at
the station with a sufficient number of
conveyances. After the remains had
been looked upon for the last time, they
were interred in the HKagle cemetery.
Rev. N. B. Smith officiating.
Alpheus W. Cheesman, known as
“Alfred” by most of his old neighbors
in Boggs township, passed so long a
period of his useful and industrious life
in one place and that the place of his
birth~-Eagle rolling mill--that he has
not been in the least forgotten by his
old neighbors. —
The deceased was for many years in
charge of the shipping of the iron from
and transporting of the stock, via. canal,
to the Eagle rolling mill. Being of an
ingenius turn, be was of invaluable ser-
vice to his employers. Just nineteen
years ago he left Eagle rolling mill and
bas since resided in Renovo. He was
85 years of age at the time of his death
and leaves a wife and one married
daughter, Mrs. Moore, of Rznovo, Pa.
He was a life-long member of the.
The brothers and sisters
ceased were : John, Ward, Mrs. Thos.
Taylor, Mary Ann, Mrs. Baker, Lousia,
Mrs. M. Evans, Major R. C. Cheesman,
William (dead),Calvin,Constant (dead),
and James I. Cheesman.
of the de
——The Rhone family, who are going
to celebrate the one hundreth anniver-
sary ot their occupancy of the old home-
stead over in Penns Valley,on Wed-
nesday the 13th, with & reunion of the
family and friends, have every reason to
be proud of their record. Seldom is one
family or clan priviledged to pcssess
and occupy the old place haunted with
precious and pleasant wemories for a
century, and rarer still is there an im-
mediate family worthy of being gather-
ed together. The sudden death of Dr.
J. W. Rhone several weeks ago will
cast more or less sadness over the festi-
vities, but his address written sometime
before his death will be read by another
member of the family to these who have
come from Tilinois, Kansag, and other
distant points for the occasion.
OF INTEREST TO ROAD SUPERVISORS.
—The Lock Haven Democrat publishes
the following account of a watering
trongh case tried in Blair county which
will be of interest to many of our read-
ers. It will be seen that while the law
authorizes public watering troughs and
allows a compensation for their mainte-
nance, yet the sanction of the supervis-
ors must be obtained before a compensa-
tion can be claimed for keeping them
“A case of interest to farmers and
township officers was tried in the Blair
county court at Hollidaysburg last
week. The plaintiff ‘was William
Weyant, the supervisor of Blair town-
ship, and the defendant was Thomas
Patterson, a taxpayer in the same town-
ship. The suit was brought to recover
two years’ back road taxes amounting
to $10. The defense was that Mr. Pat-
terson had erected and maintained in
good repair a public watering trough
along the townehip road, having pure,
clear water running into the same, and
was easy of access, suitable for watering
horses and cattle. The defendant
claimed that, under the provisions of
the act of April 28, 1876, he was enti-
tied to the annual compensation of $6
for the use of the trough, and the failure
of the township to pay the cum for two
years squared the claim for taxes. Su-
pervisor Weyant insisted that the trough
had been maintained without his sanc-
tion and authority, and the law made
the matter wholly discretionary with
Judge Bell also took this view of the
case and directed a verdict in favor of
the plaintif® This is the first reported
case under the watering trough law.”
Pine Grove Mentions.
Post Master Miller has been on the sick
list the last week.
Mrs. W. H. Musser of Bellefonte was the
guest of her sister Mrs. Dr, Woods, sever.
al days last week.
G. W. Keichline Esq is off duty and is
under Dr. Houser’s treatment for a most
painful attack of rheumatism.
The fruit crop does not give promise of
being very heavy. Apples, grapes and the
small fruits have been more or less injur-
ed by the frost and cold wet weather.
During the prolonged wet spell all farm
work has come toa stand still. Tuesday
of this week old sol made his appearance
and the corn in consequence is looking .
Our Presbyterian neighbors will ob-
serve childrens day Sunday the 17th inst.,
Col. D.. F. Fortney will be the orator-
Services will be in charge of Supt. Woods
and Rev. Geo. Elliott.
The recent heavy frosts did much
damage to garden truck and in some sec.
tions the corn was frozen to the ground
while wheat and rye just in the short
blade was badly injured.
The old chair-making shop at
the Danley place, one of the old
land marks on Main street has been
moved back to a less conspicious place in
order to beautify and enlarge the lawn.
Miss Mary Anna Heberling who is em.
ployed in a knitting factory in Olean N.
J., had a very narrow escape from death
during the recent flood, indeed from the
accounts we would consider it miracu-
lous. The house in which she boarded
was carried away in the night and she by
some means escaped from the roof toa
passing skiff. Scantily clothed she almost
perished (daring the night and was not
rescued ‘til the next morning when
she was taken from the island
where the boat had lodged. Her
father W. F. Herberling immed:
iately sent her the means and is now
daily expecting her home. The fortunate
or rather the unfot junate young lady was
to have been married this month ; but as
her intended is lying seriously ill in the
Olean hospital, from injuries received
from a falling chimney. that happened.
during the great commotion, the wed.
ding has been postponed for more reasons
than one, and in the meantime Miss Anna
will gathér strength and a new wardrobe
among her Peunsylvania friends.
DusrLAP AND BrorR.—The marriage of
Rev. W. C. Dunlap to Miss I. 8. Beck was
| solemnized at the home of the brides
futher Col. Isaiah Beck, of Centre Line, at
noon on Wednesday the 6th inst. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. C. T,
Aikens in the presence of only the near
relatives and a few special friends. The
wedding party made a bandsome appear-
ance at the altar. The bride was dress-
ed in cream silk and carried white flow-
ers. After congratulations the usual wed-
ding breakfast was served. The
bride has many warmfriends in
this place having visited here fre-
gently, and she is an accomplish-
ed young lady who will make the parson-
age at Duncannon a home of sunshine and
pleasure for the young divine wno has so
recently accepted the pastorate of that
charge, They will immediately go to house
keeping as he is obliged to embark in his
ministral duties at once. May happiness
and prosperity ever attend the young
people is the Watcaman’s wich.