Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 15, 1895, Image 4

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    Demat ald
Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
3eilefonte, Pa., March 15, 1895.
P. G AY MEEK, - - - Ebprror
A Noticeable Contrast.
The facility with which the Stand-
ard oil company's bill was reported
favorably, and the promptness with
which it was passed and signed
furnishes a striking contrast to the
treatment received by the labor bills
presented this session, which have
been shelved by the negative action of
the committee that has had them in
The great oil corporation, proposing
to remove every vestige of competition
with ite monopoly, had no difficulty in
securing legislation which will enable
it to gobble up the pipe-lines that are
not now under its control. Io fact the
Republican lawmakers. as well as the
Republican Governor, tumbled over
each other io their eagerness to serve
ihe great monopoly.
The humble workmen came to the
same body with their modest bill to
protect them against the “pluck me”
store extortion and a negative report
consigns it to the legislative waste
There is nothing strange in this dif-
ference of treatment. No one need be
astonished. Pennsylvania Republican
Legislatures long ago, by their acts,
proclaimed their preference for corpor-
ate and monopolistic interests. They
never failed to pass bills for the bene-
fit of corporations. They never failed
to ignore bills intended to limit the
power and prevent the encroachment of
corporations on the right of the public.
No Republican Legislature of “this
State could ever be prevailed upon to
pass an anti-discrimination law that
would have crippled the deadly monop-
oly practiced by such a corporation
as the Standard oil company. That
corporate octopus is indebted to the
favorable action of the Republican
Legislatures of this State for the power
that has enabled it to crush every
When, therefore, it is seen that this
gigantic monopoly meets with eager
attention from the Legislators at Har-
risburg, while the workingmen asking
for a righteous measure are uncere-
moniously stood aside, does it not ac-
cord with Republican policy ? The
result of last fall's campaign did not
bind the Republicans to such measures
as the protection of workingmen in the
payment of their wages and the pur-
chase of their store goods. Such State
issues were ignored and McKINLEY'S
monopoly tariff was put forward as the
issue upon which the victory was to be
won. The workingmen, as a body,
largely assisted in determining the re-
sult on that one issue, to the exclusion
of other questions, and now when they
come with their labor bills they should
.not be surprised to discover that they
are not considered as being “in it.”
——Efforts were made in three state
Legislatures, those of New York, Mas-
sachusetts and Mississippi, to make it
unlawful for ladies, at places of public
amusement, to wear high head gear
that prevents those who are so un-
fortunate as to sit behind them from
seeing what is being done on the stage.
In every case the bill for the repression
of the big hat signally and ignomin-
iously failed. It does not appear what
sort of lobbying was employed to bring
about their defeat, but the result seems
as another illustration of the fact that
the weaker sex usually proves itself
strong enough to have its own way.
Probably it'is well that it turned out
as it did, for if the big hat had been
outlawed female ingenuity would have
invented some other way of afflicting
the male theatre-goer. It is to the
credit of the Pennsylvania Legislature
that it did not engage in this fruitless
crusade ; but probably it was so en-
gaged in legislating for big salaries
that it hadn't time to legislate against
the big bats.
Re ———————
——Where was Senator GosiN
when the Standard oil company’s
consolidation bill was put through the
Senate by a vote of 30 to 9? He has
been doing some posing recently, in
the ostensible interest of economy,
with the view of promoting his guber-
natorial prospects ; but dodging a vote
where the is3ue was between the inter-
est of the people and the interest of a
monopoly, was not a posture that was
calculated to commend him for the
office of Governor.
——Vetoing the bird book bill wag
hardly a benefit that counterpoised the
injury involved in the unconditional
surrender of Pennsylvania's oil inter-
ests to the exhaustive constriction of a
petroleum octopus,
A Spanish Insult,
The American Mail Steamer Alliance Fired
Upon on the High Seas.—Solid Shot Was Used,
Too.— Regular Salutes With a United States
Ensign Ignored.—A Chase on the Atlantic.~-
Apparently Deliberate Attempt to Sink a
Ship Floating the Stars and Stripes.
NEw York, March 12.--The Ameri-
can steamship Alliance, while proceed-
ing from Colon to New York. on the
morning of the 8th inst., sighted a bark-
entine rigged steamer under the land,
off Cape Maysi, the eastern edge of
Cuba, which headed directly toward her.
At 7 o'clock, when 2} miles distant, the
strange vessel hoisted the Spanish flag,
which was saluted by hoisting the
American ensign and dipping it, which
act of courtesy was answered by the
At 7:15 the Spaniard, a gunboat, fired
a blank cartridge to leeward which she
soon followed by another. The Ameri-
can ensign was again hoisted and dipped,
but the course and speed of the ship was
not changed, as no hostile demonstra-
tion was anticipated, the Alliance be-
ing more than six miles off the land at
the time. The Spanish gunboat was
not satisfied, however, with even the
double salute to her flag, but proceeded
to chase the American at her full speed,
and sezing that the Alliance was draw-
ing away she yawed to, to bring her
guns to bear, and fire a solid shot which
struck the water less than an eighth of
a mile away from the ship and directly
in line. This was followed by two
more solid shots, which, though, they
struck the water in plain sight of the
ship. At each shot, however, the Span-
iard yawed to get the range of the
American ship before firing on her,
plainly showing the intention to hit her
if she could.
Captain Crossman of the Alliance,
knowing he was more than two leagues
from land and on the high seas, did not
consider it his duty to detain his ship to
find out the reason for such an outrage
even for so summary a demand, and so
ordered full steam and gradually drew
out of range. The chase was kept up
for more than 25 miles, however, before
it was abandoned. If the Spaniard had
had more steam, or her gunners better
marksmen, no doubt the incident would
not have ended so fortunately for the
This outrage has been reported to the
secretary of state by Captain Crossman,
and a prompt demand will be made on
the Spanish government for an explana-
tion of the insult, and a reason required
for the attempt made to stop an Ameri-
can mail steamer on the high seas in
time of peace. Captain Cossman, of the
Allance, has written a letter to the sec-
retary of the state at Washington giving
a full statement of the Spanish gun-
boat’s conduct. Captain Crossman was
unable to get the name of the Spanish
‘“We were six miles off the shore on
the high seas,’ he said, “and I do not
think we were responsible to the Cubans
or anybody else for being in those wa-
ters. The shots were fired doubtless by
some conceited Spaniard who has an
idea that he can stop anything that
floats. However, he was disappointed,
as it never occarred to me for & moment
to lay to.”
[tis customary for us to run within
half a mile of the Cuban, coast and this
time we were farther away from it than
ever and I reaily cannot tell why the
shots were fired.”
In answer to a question as to whether
or not the shots might have been fired
by the Spaniard with the idea that the
Alliance belonged to the revolutionists
in Cuba, the captain smiled. ‘They
might have been practicing on us,” was
the reply.
The Alliance has been running be-
tween this port and Colon for a number
of years, making one trip each month.
She leaves this port on the 26th of each
month and starts on her return trip on
the 5th of the following month. She
carries the United States mail, and has
accommodations for 150 cabin passen-
gers. Including the officers she carries
acrew of 60 men. She is a screw
steamship of 2,750 tons. She is half
brig rigged, and was built at Chester,
Pa., in 1886, by the Pennsylvania boil-
er and engine works.
Captain James A. Crossman, the
commander of the Alliance, came into
public notice in the fall of 1893, when
he was put in command of the cruiser
America, formerly the Britianna, which
has been purchased by Flint & Co., and
fitted out as a war vessel for the Brazil-
ian government during the latetroubles
there. The crew for the vessel was re-
cruited here and all enlisted for service
in the Brazilian cause. On the voyage
to Brazil the America met with an ac-
cident to her machinery, which delayed
her, and later Captain Crossman slipped
and fell down the steps from the bridge,
breaking one of his legs and incapaci-
ting him for further service. He left the
America and returned to his home in
Jersey City.
Captain Crossman was born in Hud-
son, N. Y., 55 years ago. He has been
a seaman 35 years. He served in the
United States navy during the civil
The Spanish consul-generai. Arturo
Baldasano, said this afternoon in his of-
fice, that he had not heard of the firing
on the Allianca by the Spanish gun-
boat, and consequently was not in a
position to make a statement. He pre-
sumed, however, that the Alliance, sail-
ing in Cuban waters, refused to obey
the commands of the gunboat, and in
consequence was fired upon.
War Ships Figure in Finance.
Germany Sends Two as Collectors to Venezuela.
BerLIN, March 11.— Germany is
sending two war ships to Laguara to
enforce the payment of the 7 per cent.
unpaid guarantee on the construction of
the Central Venezuelan Railway, which
was built by Germans.
The Belgian Government, it is also
reported, will join France in her protest
against the action of Venezuela expell-
ing the French and Belgian Ministers.
The Czar's Diplomat in Peril.
ATHENS, March 11.—The Imperial
yacht Czarina, with the Russian Minis-
ter to Greece, M. K. Onou, on board, is
fast ashore in the Gulf of Patras. All
on board, however, have been rescued.
Minister Onou was on his way, with
other prominent men, from Athens to
Corfu, ard their escape was a very nar-
row one,
Buncombe Patriotism.
Members of the House Treated to a Pitiful Dis-
HarrisBUrG, March 12.—One of the
most ridiculous as well as one of the
most pitiful displays of buncombe pa-
triotism ever witnessed in legislative
halls, was the demonstration in the
house by Representative Spangler, the
A.P. A. member from Cumberland.
The bill making it a misdemeanor for
public school teachers to wear religious
garb while teaching came up for final
passage, and, goaded by taunts and
flattered by the notoriety given him,
Spangler mustered up courage and de-
livered the wild-eyed harangue he had
printed in the “Legislative Record.”
Everybody knew the speech was
coming, and the house was thronged
with people, most of whom took the
whole thing as a joke. As Mr. Spang- |
ler went on with his disjointed screed !
against the Pope, National Chairman
Harrity and the Catholic church he
gesticulated frantically, his shrill voice
became a shriek, and he was guyed
unmercifully in spite of the speaker's
effort to maintain order. He had pre-
viously arranged a climax. At the
proper moment he thrust his hand into
his desk, yanked out an American flag
and began to wave it over his head as
he continued to shriek.
But this disgusting use of the noble
flag proved too much for his hearers,
and speaker Walton in angry tones,
exclaimed : “The gentleman from
Cumberland will retrain from all un-
necessary demonstrations.” The
speaker was obliged to repeat the rep-
rimand more curtly than ever, and
Spangler, looking like a ranting actor
who had proved a failure on a first
night, rolled up the flag and placed it
in his desk. Then he subsided. Many
of the leading Republicans of the house
privately expressed their disgusted
over the unseemly spectacle,
Mr. O'Malley, representative of
Lackawanua, took exception to Spang-
ler's charge that Mr. Harrity had ar-
ranged a political deal with priests,
and demanded that the names be giv-
en. He said he himself was a Catho-
lic, and he objected to such talk. Mr.
Spangler said he had read it some-
Mr. Seyfert, representative from
Lancaster, made an earnest speech
against the bill. He declared it to be a
demagogic measure. Mr. Martin, rep-
resentative of Lawrence, favored the
bill. When he concluded his speech
Mr. Moore, representative of Bradford,
moved that the bill be recommitted to
the committee on education, and Mr.
Bolles, representative of Philadelphia,
supported the motion. The effort to
get the bill recommitted was the result
of a conference by Republican leaders
of the house who fear its passage will
have a bad effect upon their party.
Representative Riter, of Philadelphia,
pleaded for the elimination of the pen-
alty clause. He thought the legisla-
ture should make the bill as mild and
conservative as possible. The motion
was lost ; yeas 61, nays I19. The bill
was then placed on final passage, and
it went through by a vote ot 151 to 26.
The bill to authorize the election of
two assistant assessors in the borough
and township commonwealth passed
On motion of Mr. Weaver, of Al-
legheny, the Flinn bills empowering
municipal corporations to grade and
otherwise improve, open aud widen
streets and alleys were reported back to
committee. They had originally been
intended as general legislation, but
amendments in committee changed
them to special, and the purpose is to
get them back in the original form. A
hearing upon them will be held to-mor-
Mr. Cotton's act, designed to end
the uncertainty to land titles, passed
finally. [t requires that all sub-divis-
ions of any lot or piece of land into
building lots not exceeding acres shall
be entered in the records of the record-
er of deeds. A failure to comply with
this requirement will render the delin-
quent liable to a fine of $100 for every
The act repealing the lam of 1889
providing for the examination of
miners was passed finally- The' new
mine law, which has not yet been for-
mulated. The billto provide for the
imprisonment of persons sentenced to
pay costs in criminal cases was de-
The Lemon plumbing and house
drainage bill relating to second-class
cities passed finally ; also the bill
abolishing days of grace, amended so
as to provide that papers falling due
on Sunday or a legal holiday shall be
due the next business day thereafter.
Other bills presented were : Protect-
ing employes from being compelled to
take out accident insurance policies,
directed against the railroad voluntary
relief associations ; Mr. Cotton, to li-
cense game dealers and prevent the
wanton destruction of game; Mr.
Pennewell, a general local option law.
The boomers of the proposed new
county are doing earnest missionary
work for it. Ex-Postmaster McKean
and Charles McKee were on hand to-
day looking up the bill’s chances for
passage. They hope to overcome the
objections of the opposing members
from Fayette and other counties con-
cerned, but so far they have not met
with much encourage ment.
Judge Gordon’s License Ruling.
Judge Gordon, of Clearfield county,
has ruled that all applications for
transfers ot liquor licenses must be
published in two county papers at
least three weeks before the session of
the court at which transfer will be ask-
ed for, and in all other respects must
the parties follow the law applying to
original applicants.
——If you want printing of any dis-
cription the WATCHMAN office is the |
place to have it done. i
The Terms of Peace.
China Will Permanently Cede Formosa to Japan
' — With the Right to Occupy Port Arthur and
Wei-Hai- Wei.
WasHINGTON, March 12.—As a re-
sult of the negotiations between Min-
{ ister Dun, in Japan, and Minister Den-
by, in China, the terms of the peace
about to be concluded between China
and Japan are now known with little
short of exactness. It is understood in
high official circles they are as fol-
lows :
First, the treaty between Japan and
China has ceased to exist by reason of
the war. On the renewal of peace the
uew treaty will grant Japan extra ter-
ritorial jurisdiction over China, but the
latter country will surrender the ex-
tra-territorial jurisdiction she former-
ly held in Japan.
Second, there will be no extension of
Japanese territory on the main land of
Asia. But the island of Formosa, a
Chinese possession lying off the coast,
will be permanently ceded to Japan.
occupation of Port Arthur and Wei.
Hai-Wei, the two great naval stations |
leading to the Gulf of Pechili, for a
term of years.
Fourth, the claims of China that
Corea is a dependency of her's shall be
forever relinquished, and Corea shall
henceforth be independent.
Fitth, the cash indemnity to be paid
by China will not exceed $250,000.000
in gold.
Victoria, B. C., March 12.—The
steamship Empress of India, from
Yokohama, March 1, arrived this
morning with advices coufirming the
published details ot the battle and sur-
render of Wei-Hai-Wei, together with
the euicide of Admiral Ting.
The advices say the Japanese land
forces in Shantung have done very lit-
tle since the forts were taken at the
beginning of February. Scouting par-
ties have pushed westward as far as
Ning Hai. The people have been
ruthlessly pillaged by retreating braves,
and the few who resisted extortion
were cut down without mercy.
Rt ————————————
Death of Rev. Samuel Miles.
Oldest Baptist Minister in the State Passes into
the Beyond.
From Wednesday’s Clearfield Republican.
Samuel Miles, of Ansonville, this
county, said to have been the oldest
Baptist minister in the State, at the
time of his death, died Tuesda , March
5th, 1895, aged 88 years, 3 months and
22 days.
His death was caused by general de-
bility, and the final summons had been
anticipated for several weeks. Deceas-
ed came from the old stock of Baptists,
the name beirg closely identified with
the history of that denomination. He
could trace his genealogy back to 1701,
when Richard Miles left his home in
‘Wales and came to this country, set-
tling in Deleware county, Pa. Samuel
was one of the fifth generation since
their settlement in this county. He
was the son of John and Mary Miles,
and was born in the United States Ar-
senal at Gray’s Ferry, November 12,
1806. He was one of a family of nine
children, five sons and four daughters.
All of the sons were Baptist ministers
except one. Samuel’s father purchased
the land and laid out the town of Miles-
burg, Centre county, and it was here
that Semuel and his father located. He
entered the ministry in 1834, and his
first work was in the Beech woods coun-
try, Jefferson county, the same year. He
also preached at Luthersburg, Curwens-
ville and Clearfield. In 1838 he went
to Venango county where he remained
for about two years, returning to Jor-
dan township in 1841 where he remain-
ed ever since except a residence of two
years in Brooklyn, Towa, nine years at
Reynoldsville, and seven years at New
He was married to Mary Ann Lipton
who died some thirty years ago, and
was married a second time to Elizabeth
Robinson, whom he survived.
He was moderator of the Clearfield
Baptist Association for many years, and
it was said of him that he had married
more couples and preached more funer-
al sermons than any other minister in
this county.
Heis survived by three sons and
three daughters. The funeral was held
Friday afternoon, March 8th.
One of the oldest couples in Clear-
field, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Chase,
were married by the late Rev. Miles
over fifty years ago.
For a Big War in Cuba.
Spain Cables Credits of $1,000,000 to the Island.—
Army of 12,000 Summoned—Real Status of Af-
fairs 1s the Chief Isle of the West Indies Ad-
mitted in Spain at Last.
Maprip, March 11.—A credit of
$1,000,000, to be used in suppressing
the Cabau insurrection, has been ca-
bled to Captain General Calleja in
The preparation to ship more troops
to Cuba are pressed forward with great
rapidity. In addition to the three
transports which have already sailed,
half a dozen or more troop ships have
beer. made ready to leave Cadiz and
Santander as soon as the infantry
shall be got aboard.
The total number of men now under
orders for the Cuban campaign is 12,-
000. Not a few of the soldiers are vet -
erans of the previous campaign.
The popular excitement is beyond
anything warranted by the sanguine
reports given out by the Government.
It is almostas great as when the
Kabyles attacked Melilla.
Among the Generals awaiting orders
are C. Marin, Inspector General of
Cavalry ; C. Polieja, commander of
the Sixth Army Corps, and Correa
Garcia, commandant at Centa and
and General of Division. While mili-
tary men here profess to believe that
the insurrection is not very serious,
the officers of Cuban experience, most
notably Martinez de Campoe, fear that
the present outbreak is the beginning
of a long period of unrest on the is-
land. A
——Read the ATCHMAN, 3
Books, Magazines Etc.
Mr. Richard Harding Davis, who started,
from the eastern coast of Honduras about the
middle of January to ride across, Central
America, bas arrived at Tegucigalpa, the cap-
ital of Honduras, from which place he will
continue on to the capital of Nicaragua, and
from there to Corinto, on the Pacific side.
From that point he takes a steamer south to
Caracas in South America, ercssing the Isth,
mus of Panama on his way. The ride to Te-
gucigalpa was made on mule-back over the
mountains, and lasted sixteen days ;the sec,
ond half of the trip to Corinto will require
about ten days more. Mr. Davis is accom-
panied by Mr. Henry Somers Somerset and
Lloyd C. Griscom, and his purpose isto de-
scribe the places visited by these gentlemen
and himself in a series of articles which will
appear ir Harper's Monthly and Harper's Week -
ly as soon as possible after his return to New
Seldom does an author treat on so many
topics of general interest and personages as
; does Evan Stanton in the ‘‘Wide, Wide World”
in Home and Country, Corporal James Tanner,
. Editor. The contribution to that department
Third, the Japanese will, by treaty, .
be granted the right to continue the
in the March number is diversified enough to
interest and amuse all who read it. Commenec-
ing with “Du Maurier and Trilby,” and end.
ing with the murder of “The Mehtar of Chi-
tral,” the other subjects treated are : “Bull
Fights in Spain,” “An Incident at Beaucaire,”
“Cotton Duties in Madras,” “The Oldest Man
in Russia,” “Why did Frau Bebel Marry 2”
“The Chrysanthemum in Japan,” “Froude’s
Successor,” “Charley’s Aunt,” “Miss Fenimore
Cooper,” “The Physicians of Sick Sovereigns,”
“The Australian Parliament,” “The Lady and
the Woman,” “The Austrian Ambassador at
Paris,” “The Doctors,” “A Biography of Schu
bert,” and ““A Fire Call in England.”
Home and Country is published by Jos. W.
Kay, 53 East 10th Street, New York. Sub.
scription, $1.50 a year.
The Century's Life of Napoleon has caught
the popular fancy in a most surprising way,
and copies of the magazine have been hard to
get unless purchased within a few days of
issue. “With each instalment,” says the Critic
of March 2, “the value and thoroughness of
the work becomes more manifest.”
The present revival of interest in Napoleon
has been only a lucky coincidence for The
Century, as Professor Slcane’s history was pro-
jected, and its publication in 1895 decided up-
on, long before there was, even in France, any
unusual interest in the character of Bona.
A Letter from Boggs on the New Town-
ship Question.
Mz. Epiror.—Quite a lengthy article appear.
ed in the Centre Democrat last week in con-
demnation cf the proposed new township soon
to be voted on by citizens of Boggs township.
The writer of this article is not much interes.
ted in the move, but deems it but right to cor-
rect the Democrat and the “prominent citizen
of that precinct,” as well, in regard to the line
of the new township. It does not cut a school
district in two, but takes in the Cato school
giving it one grade and two primary schools.
The new township, if made, will have twen"
ty miles more township roads than old Boggs
and these too mostly mountainous so they will
be harder to maintain. The circuit of the new
township would be 30 miles and 288 rods and
it would not leave Boggs dipper shaped, as
Boggs township has now four supervisors;
two elected and two substitutes appointed
withal we never have roads fit to drive over,
Being a resident of the West precinct I be.
lieve the plan to be a good one. In it I see an
all around saving as it won’t cost the old town-
ship so much for assessor's work and not half
so much to keep up the roads. There would
be better schools and as the unseated land tax
from the North precinct don’t amount to more
than $200 the loss would really be a gain in the
reduction of our expenses. It is believed that
they will have 125 voters which is enough to
create a township and as they will have to
ibear their share of the indebtedness of the
| parent township. I say let them go if they
want. We have nothing to gain in keeping
I understand that they propose trying.
again if they are voted out this time and will
then extend their lines to Union fownship,
thus taking away twenty-two of Boggs’ best
residents and tax-payers. They. are an. ex-
pense to the township as this Spring’s bills for
shoveling the snow off of them shows and I
believe it is the best thing for us allto vote
them out. Yours,
——Read Dr. Salm’s advertisement
in this issue. His dates for visits in this
section are all changed.
——The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Clevan Dinges, of Williamsport,
died there yesterday. and will be
brought here to-day for burial.
the first of next month, April 1st, all of
the banks in Bellefeyte will close at 12
o’clock noon on Saturdays until further
notice. 8s, MM i
CorrecrioN.—The proposed lease of
the implement store of J. S. Waitd and
Co. to McCalmont & Co. has never been
closed and signed. J.S. Waite & Co.,
agents, will be found at their old stand
with a full line of implements, also
their carriage and repair shops will be
run as before.
EST.--It is a question of dollars and
cents after all. No matter what people
say it is as natural to save a penny in
buying as it is to eat dinner at the din-
ner hour. Opportunities to make great
savings are not often to be had, but
Lyon & Co’s., big advertisement in
this issue affords just such a chance.
Read it and profit by the bargains it
holds out. A dollar saved is a dollar
earned. 3
urday evening, March 23rd, the Axe
Mann singing class will have a concert
in the church at that place, the proceeds
of which will be devoted to the insur-
ance of the structure. A pleasing pro-
gram will be arranged and with the
assistance of the Bellefonte orchestra it
will be well worth the small admission
that will be charged. :
Pine Grove Mention
The farmers are once more able to see their
fertile acres although the snow still hides
many of the line fences.
We can not remember a Spring when this
valley had so few public sales. Are the farm-
ers satisfied with their condition? or do they
realize they can do no better 2
On last Monday night Freddie the five-
month old son of Adam and Anna Louck died
after a few hours of suffering. The little child
was buried Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock
in the Pine Hall cemetery.
Our friend J. Fred Myers, a few days ago,
met with an accident, which had it happened
to many an other would have frightened them
silly. His eye slipped out of his hand, rolled
on the floor and exploded into three pieces.
Sledding parties are still in fashion with us.
Tuesday evening a very pleasant one as-
sembled at the home of Mrs. Laura Brett who
with her daughter Maggie did the honors
royally. They so cleverly entertained the
guests that the evening was one of pleasure
and delight.
Our genial friend W. J. Meyers proprietor of
our extensive carriage shops spent last week
inthe Alexandria shops, W. J. is a hustler and
is fully able and willing to run several es-
tablishments, he is a manager cof the first
order as his work testifies. We wish him the
success which he merits and we know he will
We very much regrel the illness of our
ministerial friend Rev. George Elliott, who
has been confined to his room at the home of
Mr. J. B. Mitchell, for the past week with an
attack of pulmonary trouble. All that medical
skill and kind friends can do to promote his
early recovery is being done. We hcpe his
recovery may be soon and sure.
Rumor says the long litigation. about the
Tow Hill ore lands back of Gatesburg ; that
Lyon and Cross has had before the courts
for years, has ended in favor of the
former. The many idle men in that
vicinity are hopefully waiting for the works to
start when they will have the priviledge of
mining and washing a hundred tons of ore a
Saturday the 9th, resting in one of the finest
caskets “ever brought to this place she was
laid to rest in the Pine Grove cemetery by the
side of her father and other kindred. Rev.
Ermentrout officiated at the funeral and the
pall bearers were six nephews of her name.
Thus ended a life which was as bright as the
noon day sun, as pure as the lilly they laid in
her hand and as unassuming as the Master's
she followed.
Last Monday our township auditors ex
amined the accounts of the township officials,
Henry Garner, the West precinct supervisor
was credited with one hundred and forty-five
days and he certainly discharged his duties
faithfully and well. The Bible says the labor-
er is worthy of his hire, but our auditors
think otherwise and made a 50 per cent reduc-
tion on his time. The township is six hun.
dred dollars short on the road account and
many of the roads are chuck full of snow.
Last Saturdayf evening the Good Templers
of this place treated themselves to an oyster
eupper, and what else we are unable to say,
The singing of patriotic songs was one of the
features of the evening which passed all toa
soon for scme of the members. One of them
not fully satisfied with the baptism that he
had been given in childhood tried the immer.
sion act and when he emerged from the ice
cold mill pond he resembled “the old oaken
bucket” for he was covered with a coat of
deep green moss
Dearn or Miss Herry ANN CanpBeLL.—On the
morning of the 7th, the people of this com-
munity were surprised and startled to hear of
the death of Miss Hetty Ann Campbell, which
occurred at her home early that morning.
While she had been troubled for some months
with heart disease she was so cheerful and
uncomplaining that no one had an idea of her
illness except her iwo sisters, and the an.
nouncement of her death came with strangg
suddenness. On Wednesday her sister Ses
her inseparable and devoted compap ion,
noticed that she was not as well as uspal and
sent for the physician whose countenance
more than his words told the nearness of the,
end. Thursday morning while resting on her
favorite louhge watched by her two sisters, she,
simply closed her, eyes and was with God.
{Away back in the thirties che helped or.
ganize thé Union Sunday school in the old
log school house known then as Hopeville. A
child herself in years she taughtand was
chorister in the school and ever since that
time has been one of the most active and
steady workers in the Presbyterian church.
We doubt if there is a person young or old liv-
ing near the Glades who has not, at some
time, been impressed and influenced by her,
pure life and her strict observance of the
Scriptures. The church and community will
miss her greatly; but it is her sister Susan
who is left desolate. For years they have been
all in all to each other and now what loneli-
ness and grief for the one, who for years and
years was tended and nursed and loved by
the one now singing with angelic hosts. Her
other sister Mrs. H. B. McCracken and her
brother G. W. Campbell survive her. :
We are informed that Justice felect Ellis
Aiytle and Supervisor elect Luther Miller, hoth
of the West precinct, have positively refused
to lift their commissions for some good reason
known to themselves. Just at this time the
leaders of the G.O. P. seem to be taking a
rest and there is really no aspirant for the
supervisorship. The present Justice J. H-
Miller, whose name was brought before the
primary is his absence and who did not win,
is just rounding out his second term and is
willing to serve the people again. He should
be called the peace maker as he has always
shown himself willing to measure out justice
to both plaintiff and defendant. He does not
approve of sending cases to court simply to
get the costs and he has always maintained
that suspended sentence was more of a re.
former than the Court of Quarter Session.
Why not petition for his appointment? We
never know the worth of water until the
stream goes dry.
No kinder, nobler or more useful woman evep
lived in this or any other community. She was
strong and reliant and cheerful ever ready to
doa deed of mercy or an act of kindness,
coming of sturdy Scotch parentage the key-
Note of her life was character. Socially she
was popular alike with young and old not-
withstanding the fact that she openly disap-
proved of village gossip and aggressively bat-
tied for right. Healthy in physique as well as
in mind her rich strong voice leading in
church and the quaint original sayings for
which she was well known will be a pleasure
as long as memory lasts. Her love for music
kept her in touch with the young people, and
she was ever their friend. She was born the
13th, of Jan. 1826, in the old home where she
and her sister have for years dispensed: the
most generous hospitality. A Christian, wha
cheerfully wore a last year's bonnet in order
that she would give more to the missionary
cause, her home was always headquarters for
church and intellectual workers, No one
knows better than the writer of the lives that
have been brighter and broader through her
cheerfulness and help.