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Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., March 22, 1895.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Eprror.
A State Chairman for the Democracy.
The first anyone knew of there being
trouble in the ranks of the Democrats
of the State over the question of a suc-
cessor to Mr. STRANAHAN, as chairman
of the state central committee, was an-
nounced in the Republican Pittsburg
Times some days ago over the signa-
ture of Hon. JAMES KERR, chief clerk
of the House of Congress. Just where
Mr. Kerr finds disaffection we are at
a loss to kmow, but, certain it ig, there
is disaffection it he says so.
His advice to the Democrats to be
careful in their selection of a chairman
is the very best anyone could give and
we join with him, most heartily, in
urging the selection of a man who
would be acceptable to ali elements.
But is Mr. Kerr sincere, it 80, why
does he attack the character of Ros-
ERT E. Wriecar, who has been men-
tioned as a possible suitable man for
the office? Hespeaks in a most un-
kind and uncalled for manner in stat-
ing that Mr. WricaT would be a tool
in the hande of Mr. Harriry, when it
is koown throughout the State
that Roper E. WRIGHT is a man of
such prominence and force of charac-
ter that his own good judgment would
not be overawed by the dictates of any-
The true animus of the letter in the
Times is seen in ii surprising state-
ment to the effect that “it was gener-
ally understood that Mr, E. A. BesLER
was to have been made State
Chairman.” Understood by whom,
Mr. Kerr? We never heard anything
of it and must say mow that we are
convinced that you intended giving
Mr. BicLer to the Democrats of the
State in very much the same manner
that you have accused others of doing
in Mr. WriGaTt's case.
The Warcamax is only interested
in the matter so far as the good of the
party is involved and with us it makes
no difference who is made chairman
just so the best interests are served.
But we deem it ungentlemanly and
unbecoming a man of Mr. Kerr's
prominence to even intimate that Mr.
WricHT would be the tool of any-
Its Natural Effect,
The crazy stampede that carried
away the good sense of American vot-
ers at last year's election has developed
its evil consequences nowhere more |
alarmingly than in the Indiana Legis-
In other States the worthless ma-
terial that was thrown into State Legis-
latures, to constitute the law-making
power, has evinced its character by
recklessly extravagant and mischiev-
ously partisan and sectarian legisla.
tion, but to obnoxious conduct of this
kind the Republican Legislature of
Indiana has added forcible obstruction
of the function constitutionally be-
longing to the executive department of
the State government.
When the majority of that Legisla-
ture turned iteelf into a riotous mob,
employing violence and personal ae-
sault as a means of nullifying the veto
of the Governor, it adopted anarchy as
the method of enforcing its will, and
reached the lowest depth to which Re’
publican partisanism has reduced
——There will certainly be a great
disappointment among the tax payers
of the town it the Auditors, who are
now at work on the accounts of the
different borough officials, don’t make
a thorough examination of every de-
partment. There is something wrong
and the taxpayers want to know what
itis, Don’t stop, Mr. Auditors, until
you haved probed every crooked place
to the bottom, lest you should wind up
with the charge of collusion hanging
— C. F. DEININGER, a young Cen-
tre Hall bank clerk, is out for the Re-
publican nomination for Prothonotary,
A banker ought to be able to grease a
campaign about as well aa any one,
Morton did it all right over in New
York last fall.
Will not Be Recalled.
WasHINGTON, March 20.—It is
authoritatively stated that there is no
foundation for the report that Senor
Muraaga will be recalled by his gov-
ernment upon the suggestion of Secre-
tary Gresham. Minister Muruaga, it is
said has been guilty of no imprudences
which would make him persona non
grata to the government of the United
States. While he has spoken his mind
freely with respect to the Allianca affair
his friends say he has not violated any
nf the official proprieties,
Spain’s Lost Warship Found Sunk Off
the Straits of Gibraltar.
Her Masts Barely Visible—Her Crew of 420
Persons, Composing Officers and Seamen, Sup-
posed to Have Gone Down With the Vessel and
Perished.—~ Divers Searching for Bodies.
Capiz, March 19.—The Spanish
cruiser Alfonso XII has returned here
after a search for the missing cruiser
Reina Regenta and reports having
found the latter vessel sunk near Bajo
Aceitanos, not far from the straits of
Gibraltar. Only twenty inches of the
Reina Regenta masts were above wa-
ter. The Alfonso XII has returned to
the scene of the wreck with a number
of divers and diving apparatusto recov-
er the bodies of the crew of the sunken
. The Reina Regenta was reported
missing March 13. She had just con-
veyed trom Cadiz to Tangier the re-
turning Moorish mission to Spain.
The cruiser left Tangier on March 10
for Cadiz and her whereabouts was
not definitely ascertained until to-day.
Pieces of one of her boats and sema-
phore flags were reported to have been
picked up along the shore near Centa
and Tarifa. She carried a crew of 420
officers and men, and all hands are be-
lieved to have perished.
As soon as the reports of the disas-
ter became current, a number of Span-
ish and British warships put to sea in
search of the missing vessel. A
French steamship. on March 14, arriv-
ed at Gibraltar and reported having
seen a big vessel, supposed to have
been the Reina Regents, ashore in
Aceitunos bay (probably Bajo Acei-
tuanos.)) The commander of the
French craft added that he was unable
to assist the warship on account of
heavy weather. March 15 the steam-
ship Mayfair arrived at Barcelona and
reported sighting a vessel, believed to
be Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta, on
the morning of March 10, between
Tarifa and Cape Espartel. The war-
ship had lost her funnels and bridge
and was laboring heavily in the high
seas and fierce gale which prevailed.
Although she was apparently unman-
ageable, the cruiser did not ask for as-
sistance and therefore the Mayfair did
not offer her any. But the captain
of the Mayfair said he was of the opin-
ion that she could not long have sur-
vived the storm in the condition she
appeared to be at the time he saw her.
Later the Spanish cruiser Isla de
Luzon and Alfonso XII, returaed to
Cadiz after having searched the
Spanish and African coasts and the
straits without any news of the missing
Deputy Diaz Moreau, who was for-
merly an officer in the Spanish navy,
in the chamber of deputies during the
evening of March 14, read the state-
ment of a former commander of the
Reina Regenta, in which the writer
described the cruiser as a vessel unable
to weather a heavy storm, owing to
the increased weight of her armament.
In the senate, Admiral Beranger, for-
merly minister of marine, said that
Reina Regenta was one of the best
ships in her class. She was well ap-
pointed in every way. and it she was
lost he believes she must have collided
with another vessel or have gone
In Cadiz and Cartageur, where most
| of the 420 officers and men of the lost
cruiser belonged, there has been great
anxiety and excitement from the mo-
ment she was reported missing.
Fighting in Cuba.
Engagements Between the Spanish Forces and
the Rebels—Insurgents Are Attacked and Dis-
Havana, March 19.—General La
Chambre, commanding the Spanish
forces in Cuba, reports that Colonel
Santoschilde’s force had an engage-
ment with a band of rebels at Guan-
anamo on the 10th instant. Five were
seriously wounded. The revolution-
ists lost seven killed and fifteen wound-
ed, among the latter being one of the
leaders of the band. Major Vaqueros’
column, the report has, attacked and
dispersed the rebels in the vicinity of
Jacaibana, wounding one of them Col-
onel Santoschilde arrived at Manzan-
illo on the 15th instant and assumed
command of the troops in that dis-
On the 16th a force of government
troops under Colonel Boson attacked a
party of rebels at Guantanamo and
completely routed them. One of the
rebele was killed. The next day the
same force overtook the Perez band of
revolutionists, and, after a sharp en-
gagement, during which two of the re-
bels were wounded, dispersed them,
capturing all their arms Lugo’s band
was also defeated and fled to the
The dispatch sent from Key West
to New York stating that the Spanish
cruiser Infanta Isabel had fired at an
American smack is denounced here as
untrue, The denial of the report is
based upon the fact that the cruiser
was in port four days ago.
Fate of the Irene.
Authentic News That She Was Sunk by the In-
Tampa, Fla., March 19.—For two
days uncertain reports have reached
here regarding an American schooner
being fired upon by a Spanish gunboat
off the southern coast of Florida, to-
day’s steamer brought news from Key
West which is said to be authentic
claiming that he schooner Irene of
1 Key West bad been fired upon and
dismantled by the Infanta Isabella
near Charlotte harbor, after which the
schooner drifted ashore, where ghe
now lies aground south of the above
harbor. It is generally understood
that the authorties at Washington
have been notified of it to-day. The
Irene is a coasting schooner of 60 tons,
commanded by Captain Carballo, and
generally carried a crew of eight. The
incident must have occurred on Satur-
flay, and has create] much comment
—Do you read the WATCHMAN,
Japan’s Demands. |
What Li Hung Chang Will Give to Secure
WasniNGTON, D. C.. March 16.—
Official advices received here state that
the powers of Viceroy Li Hung Chang
the Chinese peace commissioner, are to
negotiate upon four points.
1. The independence of Korea.
2. A money indemnity,
3. Cession of territory.
4. The readjustment of treaty rela-
tions between the two countries in re-
gard to commercial relations, extra-
territorial jurisdiction, and other mat-
ters previously covered by treaties
which have been terminated by the
+. Li Hung Chang's credentials read
simply “to negotiate,” but he is cloth-
ed with full powers for this purpose.
This information discredits the cir-
cumstantial statement sent out from
this city March 12, purporting to give
the text of the conditions agreed to by
China in ,advance. These conditions
are said to include the cession of cer-
tain specified territory and to prohibit
the cession of other territory. and to
limit the indemnity to $250,000,000 pay-
able in gold. The viceroy is clothed
with general powers without specifica-
tion or limitation.
Pythians and the Pope.
The Knights Hope to Convince the Head of the
Catholic Church That Their Order Is Not
Inimical to Catholicism.
FALL RIvER, Mass., March 80.—The
French Canadian Catholic Knights of
Pythias here, against whom the papal
decree forbidding membership in the or-
der was temporarily suspended to per-
mit them to observe lenten duties, have
presented documents which they think
will have a great influence on the final
decision of the Pope. They say that
since the purpose of the society was con-
sidered by the propaganda, a new act of
incorporation has been accepted, and
that it was not considered by the vati-
The new act states that the supreme
lodge can enact no laws contrary to the
letter or spirit of the American Con-
stitution. Consequently the order can
in no way interfere with the religious
belief or moral teachings of members,
and members would not be required to
follow it if it did.
Isn't This Criminal Negligence.
Dayton, O., March 19.—Little Lei-
la Mead, granddaughter of the late
Congressman Houk, is dead from ty-
phoid fever. Her mother and grand-
mother are faith curers and refrained
from giving the child the slightest
medical attention. The coroner has
ordered the remains held pending a
dicision as to holding an autopsy.
——Wm. Guisewhite, aged 63 years,
died at Woodward last Friday and was
buried the following Tuesday. De-
ceased leaves a widow with three mar-
——DLast week only a brief notice was
made of the deatn of J. Plummer Mc-
Garrah as the particulars of his illness
and unexpected death were not known.
A young man of marked ability and
pleasing appearance, he had under-
gone a surgical operation, which was
not entirely successful, several weeks
before. Wednesday evening the 13th;
a fall on the ice brought on hemor”
rhages from which he died at 7 o’clock
the next morning. He was the oldest son
of the Rev. J. H. MecGarrah, of this
place, and was much liked in Ramey,
where he had charge of Rhoade’s
drug store. Some months ago,
with the young lady to whom he was to
be married on the 25th of April, he
joined the church ard gave every evi-
dence of a goodly life. Friday his
body was brought to this place and as
the roads to the tamily burial ground at
Manor Hill, were impassable he was
interred temporarily in the Union
cemetery Saturday afternoon. All the
ministers in the town assisted at the
impressive services which were in
charge of the Masons.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, —Fol-
lowing is the program arranged for the
centennial celebration of the Hunting-
don Presbytery at Huntingdon on the
9th of April.; The exercises will begin
at 10.80 in the forenoon :
Doxology ; invocation, Moderator of
Presbytery ; hymn, 485, tune Dundee ;
scriptures, Dr. D. K. Freeman ; prayer,
Dr. D. H. Barron ; hymn, 4, 0ld Hun-
dred ; sermon, Dr. J. H. Mathers;
prayer, Rev. R. M. Campbell ; hymn,
32, tune Coronation ; benediction, Rev.
J. W. Bain ; adjourn, 12:30 p. m.
Hymn, 575, Shitland ; prayer, Rev
A. H. Parker; address, J.C. Kelley ;
hymn, 569, tune Arcadia ; address, D.
W. Woods, Esq; hymn, 830, tune
America ; address, Hon. A. S. Landis ;
hymn, 780, tune Auld Lang Syne, to be
led by a precentor ; prayer and bene-
diction ; adjourn. 5 o'clock.
Voluntary, Church choir; hymn, 578,
Dundee ; prayer, Dr. R. M. Wallace ;
hymn, 844 Rockingham; address, Dr. S.
A. Mutchmore, Moderator of general
Synod ; hymn, 951 Middleton ; address,
Dr. J. P. E. Kumler, Moderator of
Synod of Pennsylvania; hymn, 951,
‘Webb ; address, “The Outlook,” Gen.
James A. Beaver; hymn, No. 1, Lyons ;
voluntary addresses, Not to exceed five
minutes ; prayer, Rev. Dr. Robert
Hamill ; hymn, 597, Dennis ; benedic-
tion, Rev. Wm. Prideaux.
MARRIAGE LICENCES.—Issued dur-
ing the past week taken from the docket.
Samuel 8. Cole, of Zion, and Cora E.
Robb, of Nittany.
Martin Halderman and Mary A.
Shuey. both of Benner Twp.
Charles H. Bierly, of Rebersburg,
and Vernie Scholl, of Wolfs Store.
Wm. T. Fetzer and Alice C. Poor-
man, both of Boggs Twp.
W. H. Smith, of Gregg Twp., and
Annie M. Brown, of Clinton Co.
Chas. J. Taylor and Bertha M.
Schreckengast, both of Bellefonte.
James Zerby, of Spring Mills, and
Mary Immel, of Bellefonte.
Orrie J. Stover, of Eagleville, and
Alice M. Heaton, of Boggs Twp.
Soc1ABLE AT LEMONT. —The Union
Christian Endeavor Society of Lemont,
held their semi-annual sociable at the
home of Mr. Calvin Bathgate, on the
12th inst., and it was quite an elaborate
affair. Members were there from far and
near to enjoy a good time together.
There being quite 8 number of visitors
preseni. Among them was Miss Annie
Hamer, one of Philipsburg’s most ac- /
complished young ladies. Music seem-
ed to be the attraction of the evening.
Miss Belle Etters and Verdie Bathgate,
presiding at the organ, accompanied by
J. A. Williams with his mouth-organ.
Everyone enjoyed themselves. Refresh-
ments were served by the social com-
mittee which knows how to make such
things a success.
MANY ProPLE Sick.—There seems
to be much sickness in this vicinity now
and the cause of most of it can be traced
to indiscretions on the part of many
who do not take proper precaution
against the sudden changes of tempera-
Mr. Morris Cowdrick, of east Linn
street, is recovering from a serious at-
tack of grip, while his neighbor, J.
Kyle McFarlane, was out on Tuesday
for the first time in some days.
Old Mrs. Miles, of east Bishop street,
is said to be in a critical condition and
her life is despaired of.
John T. Johnston’s serious illness, at
Harribsurg, where he is employed in
the department of internal affairs,
necessitated Mrs. Johnston’s and son
George’s going to him on Tuesday even_
ing. He became suddenly ill while at
kis desk and was considered dangerously
so for awhile, but we are glad to state
that he is much better now.
A SURPRISE PARTY—On March 19th,
the friends and neighbors gathered at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Reeser,
at Hunter’s Park, to show their respect
to the family before leaving for their
new home at Snow Shoe. Mr. and
Mrs. Reeser started in life as man and
wife 28 years ago where they now live
and have never moved. It was a great
surprise to them, they having no knowl-
edge of it until the people began to ar-
rive and even then Mr. Reeser could not
imagine what it meant until he was
told. He was very much excited and a
little weak in the knees, but strengthen-
ed up when the word came calling all to
dinner. The tables fairly groaned with
the burden of good things that were
brought by kind friends.
The number that ate dinner was 55
The neighborhood being very well rep-
resented. Those from a distance were :
Mrs. Gerbrick, of Lebanon ; Mrs. Lose,
of Millheim ; Mrs. Gerbrick, Mrs. Os-
mer and Mrs. Joseph Beezer and son,
The party was gotten up through the
shrewdness of Mrs. Julia Bell and Mrs.
L. H. Musser, who managed it with
great skill. It continued until a late
hour in the afternoon and all went home
well pleased and with empty baskets.
THE WEATHER, THE WEATHER.—
My last bulletin gave forecasts of the
storm wave to cross the continent. from
the 18th to the 22d, and the next will
reach the Pacific coast about the 23d,
cross the western mountain country by
close of 24th, the great central valleys
25th to 27th, and the eastern States 28th.
This will be a severeand what is often
termed the equinoctial storm. There is
no regular date for those equinoctial
storms and they may occur at any time,
from 14th to 27th of March or Septem-
ber. Planetary influences must be taken
into the estimate.in order to ascertain
the true date of the equinoctial storm.
This storm will occur during a cold
period of March, and although mild
weather will accompany the storm, es-
pecially on its south side, the temper-
ature will drop back to cold following
it and a cold wave, approaching to the
blizzard kind in the northern States,
may be expected to follow the warm
wave of the storm dates given above.
This storm will cause heavy rains in
many parts of the country, and foilow-
ing these rains frosts will go unusually
The warm wave will cross the west-
ern mountain country about 23d, the
great central valleys 25th, and eastern
States 27th. The cold wave will cross
| the western mountain country about
26th, great central valleys 28th and
eastern States 30th.
The last half of March is expected to
bring unusually heavy rains in many
parts of the country, and probably the
heaviest of these rains will accompany
the storm described above.
——The centennial of the Hunting-
don Presbytery will be celebrated at
Huntingdon on April 9th.
He Gor His APPOINTMENT.—Infor-
mation from Harrisburg announces the
appointment of Col. W. Fred Reynolds
of this place, to the position of aide on
the Governor’s staff, the same position
he held under Gov. Pattison.
‘WHO THE PREACHERS ARE :—The
business of the Central Pennsylvania
Methodist Conference was wound up at
Tyrone, on Monday evening, and the
appointments were announced. Those
for the. Altoona district are as follows :
David S. Monroe, Presiding Elder, Altoona.
Allegheny—George W. Mecllnay (supply,)
ASHOry...il eal To be Supplied,
Chestnut Avenue. John W. Rue
Eighth Avenue. «veeened. Ellis Bell.
Epworth Missio i
Ansonville. . Kapp (supply).
Bellefonte.. ....G. Tarring Gray.
Bellwood... ...Emory M. Stevens.
Birmingham. ....John W. Glover.
CONtrBurcisssssisncrrssrssiarenss To be supplied.
Clearfiel...ercssssnadivns William A. Stephens.
Coalport and Irvona, Richard H. Wharton.
Curwensville ...J. Patton Moore.
Duncansville.........cerecermmns Geo. Warren.
Glen Hope..... ..Emanuel W. Wonner.
Half MOON.c.cuserseeisivess: sivsend Geo. A. Singer.
Hastings ...... ..Harry W. Baker.
Hbollidaysburg.. ....Chas. V. Hartzell.
Houtzdale...... Herman H. Crotsley.
ive John W. Forest.
Lies Bruce Hughes.
Wilbert W. Cadle.
Chas. W. Rishell,
e, George E. King.
Whi R. Yhine.
ob Traux, (supply).
..William R. dy
Patton........ .....Chas. W. Wasson.
Penn’s Valley..........Ralph W. Illingworth.
Philipsburg... ...Alexander R. Miller.
: John C. Young.
Port Matilda, Gideon P. Sarvis, (auppiy).
RAMOY....iccrens ctrrssins ...Charles A. B ddle.
Roaring Spring............. Edwin H. Witman.
Shawmut ........... David E. Philips, (supply.)
Snow Shoe.. weer... Henry N. Minnigh.
State College........ etdssnennt Asbury W. Guyer.
First Church......... .Richard H. Gilbert.
Columbia Avenue........ Vaughn T. Rue.
Utahville.......... Lemuel L. Logan, (supply).
Wallseeton,.....ccoreeeeree rs seem George Trach.
Worriorsmark...... ............. Hugh Strain.
Woodland and Br:
Lyons M. Brady.
, Robert L. Arm-
Samuel Blair, City Missionary ; member of
First church quarterly conference, Altoona.
Supernumerary and Superannuated Preach-
ers—John A. Woodcock, George B. Ague, John
¥: Slewine, James H. MeGarrah, Lewis A.
A full account of the Conference pro-
ceedings will be found on another page
of this issue. From the report we take
the following statistics regarding the
From the statistical tables the tollow-
ing figures are taken ; Probationers :
Altoona district, 2,282; Danville dis-
trict, 1,385 ; Harrisburg district, 1,056 ;
Juniata district, 2,085 ; Williamsport
district, 1,975, total 8,833. Full mem-
bers for all the districts, 56,526 ; Sunday
school scholars, 69,909, an increase of
609. The value of church property }is
$2,439,385, an increase of $3,055. Par-
sonage property is valued at $398,700
an increase of $3,378. The indebtedness
on church property is $152,567 a de-
crease of $2,932.
The conversions in the Sunday schools
number 3,537. The deficiencies in salary
in the several districts are as follows :
Altoona district, $2,817 ; Danville dis-
trict, $1,966 , Harrisburg district, $692 ;
Juniata district, $1,921; Williamsport
district, $1,380. For church extension
the conference has given $38,050 ; Sun-
day school union, $439 ; tracts, $418 ;
Freedmen’s Aid and Southern educa-
tion, $2,988 ; Education, children’s fund,
$2,244 ; other educational objects, $943 ;
Bible society, $51 ; Woman’s Home
Missionary society, $8,940; Woman’s
Foreign Missionary eociety, $3,887 ;
general conference expenses, $707 ; other
collections, $2,556 ; missions, $42,671.
Pine Grove Mention
Mrs. Hannah Homan, widow of the late John
Homan, is dangerously ill.
Mr. Clay Campbell is so much better that he
is back at his studies at the State College.
Mrs. Adam Felty after a weeks visit to the
Mountain City, returned home so sick that
she is now under the doctor's care.
Mr. D. B Lowder has become the owner of
Dr. Hamill’s large farm at Oak Hall. That
prince of good fellows W. C, Patterson, nego"
tiated the sale.
Dr. Milt. Krebs has moved his dental office
toD. C. Kreb's parlor, where he is snugly fit-
ted for business. His patrons will find him
capable and attentive.
On account of the illness and death of their
pastor. The meeting called by the Presby-
terian congregation was postponed until next
Saturday the 23 inst at 9 o’clock a. m.
Last week W. H. Hamer and family packed
their goods for West-Point Va. We trust the
move will be a profitable one and that success
will erown Wm’s efforts in the Old Dominion.
Cap’t J. M. Kepler has returned from his
winter's stay at the Hot Springs, Ark. appar-
ently well and hearty. Henceforth he will
devote his attention to farming and stock
Last week Mr. Roland Gardner bid adieu to
all that was near and dear to him and started
to seek his fortune in the wild and wooly
West. We wish him well and will not be sur-
prised to hear of him being elected to Con.
gress as an inflationist.
Blowy March holds on witha lion-like grip
while our agricultural friends are anxiously
awaiting the innocent lamb act. Mothe®
Earth has just received her twenty-first garb
of snow this Winter and the merry sleigh-
bells are jingling although his hog-ships lease
expired last week.
Mrs. Hannah Glenn, who is the oldest person
in this part of the country is enjoying a visit
from her two long absent daughters, Mrs. Bur:
ket and Mrs. McCormick, Mrs. F. E. Meek is
also visiting at the old home. Grand-mother
Glenn enjoys good health and is wonderfully |
well preserved for a woman who lived in the i
John Adams administration.
Hard times seems to play no figure st the
public sales. On Wednesday at John Must
ser's sale in this township, farm implements
sold well, one horse brought one hundred dol.
lays, the best cow sold for thirty three dollars
—sheep four dollars and seventy cents a
head, and shotes at seven cents per lb. Every
body was supplied with a good square meal and
lett perfectly satisfied with the day.
Last Monday morning, Mrs, R. G. Brett and
family bid adieu to their friends and started
for their western home. En route they will
stop a week at Mr. Hammond's at Boliver and
expect to be in Perry, Kan., by the 4th of
April. There they will go to house keeping
right next door to Mrs. Brett's aged mother,
J. Emett and Mary the two oldest children
will remain here for the present.
Our Correspondent Tells of Good Open-
ings in North Dakota.
Devil's Lake, N. D. Mar. 11th., 1895
Dear WarcHMaN.—My letter published in
these columns some weeks ago seems to have
awakened considerable interest in this part
of Dakota, judging from the letters I have re_
ceived. The WarcumaN must travel a long
ways, for one letter I received was written in
southern California. Many of the letters con"
tain no stamps for return postage, and as they
all ask about the same questions I will try to
answer them here, if you will kindly give me
The land is a rolling prairie, covered with a
heavy growth of buffalo and blue grass. Soi
is a black, sandy loam, frem two to four feet
deep. There are a great many lakes. Devils
Lake, the largest, is fifty miles long by ten
miles wide ; its shores are heavily timbered
with oak, ash and elm; it is navigated by
three steamers and many sailing boats,
Game is very plenty; ducks, geese, grouse,
cranes, foxes, rabbits and Antelope.
The climate is dry and bracing ; with plenty
of sunshine and wind. OQursnow all melted in
February ; there is good pasture at present ;
it being always excellent when not covered by
snow. Stock of all kinds can be bought at
fair prices, this county has been settled since
eighty-two, and horses, cattle, sheep and hogs
are plenty. Machinery,dry goods and gro-
ceries are about ten per cent higher than in
Beliefonte, produce prices about the same as
in Bellefonte. Best flour one dollarand a half
per hundred pounds. Fuel is very cheap.
Farms can be rented for cash or share of
crop. Wages are from twenty to twenty-five
dollars per month. I am paying twenty-five
dollars, hiring the year round, Day wages are
from one dollar to a dollar and a half; board
Farms of one hundred and sixty acres can
be bought at from seven hundred dollars up-
ward, according to improvements and distance
from town ; can be bought for cash or time, or
Schools are established wherever there are
seven children of school age. Every man is
allowed fifteen hundred dollars worth of per”
sonal property exempt from seizure for debt.
North Dakota is a prohibition State. Any man
with twelve or fifteen hundred dollars oughy
to be able to start here very well. Some of our
richest farmers started here ten years ago
| without that many hundred cents. Anyone
wanting additional information should address
Box 112, Devils Lake, North Dakota, and in-
close a stamp for reply. Ww.
Following is a report of Shope School, for
the 5th month, ending March 14th, 1895:
Number of pupils enrolled. Boys 25, girls 22,
total 47. Those present every day—Minnie
Gray and Oscar Harvey. Those m issing one
day—Myrtle Myers, John Kreps, Cameron
Kreps, Joseph Harvey, Freddie Gray and
Oscar DeLong. Those not missing any words
in spellitg—Lydia Bumbarger, Sarah Gray»
Sadie and Zerelda Zimmerman, Rebecca and
Joseph Harvey, Bertha and Clayton Shope:
Allen Corman, Cameron Kreps, John Swartz,
Oscar DeLong and Homer Noll. Those miss"
ing one word—Olive Bumbarger, Isabel Har-
vey, J. B. Kephart, Edwin Cooper, Clinton
Swartz and Ernest Corman.
M. V. Tuomas, Teacher.
Resolutions of Condolence.
WHEREAS it has pleased Almighty God to
remove from our midst our beloved pastor
Resolved that the members of the Unionville
Presbyterian church, in his death have lost a
kind and affectionate pastor, and a warm
Resolved that the members of the church and
Sabbath school, realizing the severe loss, ex-
tend their heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Resolved that a copy of these resolutions be
forwarded to the bereft family and published
in the county papers.
MarGARET B. HoLTZ2WORTH.
Ames F. Brown.
PoorMAN—YARNELL.~-On Thursday, March
14th, at the home of the bride by Rev. W.
R. Dillen, Mr. John T. Poorman, and Miss
Arvilla Yarnell, both of Boggs township Cen-
CoLe—RoBs.—On the l4th of March, Mr.
Samuel 8S. Cole, of Zion, and Miss Cora E.
Robb, of Nittany, were united in holy matri-
mony, by Rev. W. K. Diehl, at the parsonage
in Snydertown, Pa. The best wishes of
many friends follow the happy couple
wherever they may go.
—— Subscribe for the WaAToEMAN.
Letters of administration on the es-
tate of the late Lucy Fogleman, deceased, late
of Lemont, College township, having heen
granted the undersigned all persons knowing
themselves indebted to said estate and those
having claims against it are hereby notifled to
present the same properly authenticated, for
payment. ACOB BOTTORF,
We find that during the Holidays,
there were quite a number who
could not take advantage of our
who missed the chance, we are
now offering, as
i order to accommodate ane
A SPECTAL EASTER......
EXTRA FINISH $3.00 PHOTOS, AT $1.50.
and the regular —————
$3,00 GRADE FOR $1.50.
You will profit by taking immediate ad-
vantage of this as it will be positively
withdrawn by April 6th, 1895.
H. B. SHAEFFER,