Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 24, 1895, Image 4
Democrat Wate ja Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance Bellefonte, Pa., May 24, 1895. P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Ebprror. Democrats, Be Ready. There remains but a short time until the Democratic county convention will convene aud then the campaign will have opened in earnest. The date, Tuesday, June 11th, has been fixed for the convention and from the present out look it will be a most harmonious gathering. It is against the lethargy that is apt to arise, as the result of nominations without a contest, that we want tO warn you. The campaign this fall will be one of the greatest moment to the party. Upon it hinges much of the future of Democracy in Centre county and there can be but one result unless Democrats awaken, everywhere, to a full realiza- tion of the situation. Flushed with the victory of last Fall the Republicans are gloating in the false conception that Centre is no long- er a Democratic county. Such an idea is indisputably erroneous, since the vote at the February election, based on the returns for inspector in the various precincts, indicated a good Democratic majority. Whether the party will have such a majority in the fall depends entirely upon the number of voters who gooui to the polls and the activity of the campaign. What is needed most, and needed at once, isa thorough shak- ing up all along the line. Democrats should be rejoiced at the good times they are bringing about and the ad. vance in prices of farm products. There should never be a cessation of helping the party ball along for a min- ute ; from now until next November get in a word wherever you can; boost the party ; boom the candidates and do everything in your power to amica- bly appease any dissatisfaction there might be in the ranks. The Republicans are going to make a bitter fight this fall. Let us be ready for them. A BETAS ARS. The Farmers In It Too. The era of prosperity promised as the result of the Democratic WiLson tariff bill would have been a dismal failure had it not brought something better for all classes. For weeks the papers have been full of the accounts of increased wages and resumption of operations in idle industrial plants in all parts of the country. Pennsyl- vania seems to have been particularly benefitted by the operations of the bill and day after day the glad tidings of better pay for workmen have been sent out from nearly every town in this State. The great CARNEGIE works in the vicinity ot Pittsburg, the mills that make textiles about Philadelphia, the Hexry DisstoN & Sons immense lum- ber mills in Philadelphia, and the coal fields in all parts of the State have re- corded an advance in wages made pos- sible by better prices and sigps of re- viving times. These increases have affected almost every branch of indus- try ‘throughout the United States as well, but until very recently the great farming classes had realized no bene: fit from the revival, Their time has come too and Demo- cratic promises are being fulfilled in a substantial way that will carry convic- tion that it is the party that legislates for the masses. Think of it. Wheat, that was a|drug on the market at 50cts, when the McKINLEY law gave way to its Democratic successor, has been jumping right along until it has now reached 7Octs. Higher than it has been for three years. With every necessary reduced in price the farmer is surely a happy man to-day. It doesn’t cost him near- ly as much to live, yet he is getting more for his product. Such facts are indisputable, when advanced in sup- port of the statement that the Demo- cratic party is committed to the best interests of the masses. ~——The first number of the Lewis- burg Journal under its new proprietor, W. L. Kurtz, reached this office on Fri- day. It isan old paper in a new form destined to become a power in Union county. The editor ie a son of Fred Kurtz, Esq. editor of the Centre Hall Reporter, and was graduated from Bucknell University, at Lewisburg, in The Income Tax Declared Unconstitu- tional by the Supreme Court of the United States. The Judges Stood 5 to h.—Chief Justice Fuller Read the Opinion of the Majority and Dissent” ing Opinions Were Given by Justices Harlan} Jackson, Brown and White—A Murmur of Ap. proval When Chief Justice Fuller Had Finish ed Reading. WasHINGTON, May 20.—The supreme court to-day, through Chief Justice Ful- ler, announced its decision by a vote of 5to 4, wiping the income tax law out of existence as unconstitutional. The majority vote was cast‘by the chief justice and Justices Field, Brewer, Gray and Shiras, the latter having shifted his position since the former de- cision, and made the majority against the law. Then, for over two hours, the four dissenters--Harlan, Jackson, Brown and White—attacked the decision, one after the other, in opinions unprece- dented in feeling and earnestness, which made the proceedings as sensational as they were important. Justice Jackson, who surprised every- body by appearing on the bench, as his presence in Washington was unknown until to-day, was perhaps the most im- pressive of the dissenters, because his condition was such that he was obliged to read his opinion out of its turn and to leave the bench and prepare to return to his Philadelphia physician as soon as he had finished the reading, which was interrupted from time to time by what seemed to be painful fits of coughing, but Harlan and White, who are fiery orators, were the most dramatic, for they spoke with fervid eloquence, gesticulated freely, and even pounded the desk. Their opinions were really speeches (they both said they would submit writ- ten opinions later), and they caused a sensation in the court room. : Chief Justice Fuller read the opinion of the majority, earnestly, but without apparent feeling, and Justices Field and Gray, on his right, and Brewer and Shiras, on his left, who concurred with him, looked with amazement at their impassioned colleagues as they denounc- ed the decision which has been rendered. The lawyers who crowded the bar (nome of the counsel against the law be- ing present, while all the counsel for it were ners), the ladies of the supreme court families in the reserved seats and the throng of spectators jammed into the few benches for the public, found the three hours and twenty minutes of lis- tening to the five opinions as entertain- ing as so much time in the senate or the house on a day of a great debate. There was general interest in the fact that three of the four dissenters who contend- ed so eloquently for the maintenance of national authority over taxation were southern men, just as there was in the fact that two of them were Democrats and two Republicans, and that of the five northern men who annulled the law two were Democrats and three were Re- publicans. Most of those who heard the opinions read were possible income taxpayers who wanted the law wiped out, so that their sympathies were with the majority of the court. There was even a mur- mur of approval which was like ap- plause, when Chief Justice Fuller finish- ed reading the opinion of the court. But there was nothing stirring in the chief justice’s opinion, so that it was not strange that the rousing eloquence of the dissenting justices moved their sensi- bilities as it had not. The very fact that supreme court opin- ions are by custom conservative and conventional in form and expression made the speeches of the dissenting jus- tices the more effective. COSTLY EXPERIMENT. WASHINGTON, May 20.—The exper:- ment of reviving the income tax has been a costly one to the United States treasury. Up to date the cost of prepar- ing for the enforcement of the law now declared unconstitutional by the su- preme court aggregates about $100,000. All the printing done in preparing blank ‘ forms of returns is of course a dead loss. There were appointed 250 deputy col- lectors of internal revenue for the speci- al purpose of handling this tax, all of whom will now gradually be dismissed. At some of the larger offices a few spe- cial deputies may be kept for a short time to assist in closing up the work of re- fanding the money already paid in. Up to May 1 the amount paid in was about $78,000." Since that date about $7,000 have been received, making the total in round figures $80,000. MONEY TO BE REFUNDED. This money will be refunded under section 3,220, revised statutes, upon ap- plication being made to the commission- er of internal revenue through the col- lector to whom the tax return was origi- nally made. One application has al- ready been filed for a return of the tax paid in. It was made by ex-Senator Camden, of West Virginia, who filed it five minutes after Chief Justice Fuller announced the decision of the court. Commissioner Miller says that under the income tax law, as it passed con- gress, $40,000,000 would have been re- ceived, and in ‘the shape in which the first decision left it about $16,000,000 would have been realized, To have col- lected this would have cost about $130, 000 or less than 1 per cent. of the amount collected. MAY BE TRIED AGAIN. Attorney General Olney wheu he re- turned from the supreme court said he had no opinion one way or another to express on the decision of the court on theincome tax. There was no further move for the government to take in the matter. It was intimated, however, in official circle that, with the personel of the su- preme court changed, as it may be by | the retirement of one of the justices, the whole subject might be tried over again. This could be done, it was said, by the treasury officials refusing to refund the income tax collected and having the Damage Done by Frosts, Fruits and Vegetables Injured and the Grape Crop in Pennsylvania Is Absolutely Ruined. WasnINGTON, May 21.—The weekly telegraphic crop bulletin of the agri- | culture department says: The excep- tionally cool weather of the past few days have been very unfavorable for most crops and widespread injury has been done by frosts, which have been general throughout the northern and central portions of the country and as far south as the northern portion of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Corn has suffered seriously ; much re- planting will be necessary. Spring wheat is in an excellent con- dition in Minnesota and has not been unfavorably affected in northern Da- kota. Winter wheat has suffered in- jury from frost in Indiana and Mis. souri. In Illinois the crop is less promising than heretofore, and no im- provement has been experienced in Kansas and Nebraska. More satis factory reports are, however, received from Arkansas, Tennessee and Michi- gan. The report from Pennsylvania was as follows : Frosts vary damaging to fruits and vegetables, except in south- eastern counties; grape crop appears ruined ; grain and grass in fair condi- tion. RI Sa Tana, Bloody Mexican Revolt, Natives Killed 20 of a Surveying Party, Then De- feated Soldiers. EL Paso, Tex., May 19.—Informa- tion has been received here of a bloody local revolt, which broke out in a get- tlement between the towns of Guada- loupe Calvo and Varvagama, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, a few days ago. The trouble began when the natives living in the district at tacked a surveying party, under Cap- tain Morrison, an American, and killed 20 of the party. The affair was reported to the commander of Mexican troops at Parral, who immediately started a detachment of 100 men to the scene. Last Wednesday the troops were assaulted by the natives, and the troops retreated, leaving half of their number dead and wounded on the battlefield. The appointment of the American Morrison to survey the government land, which is now occupied by native farmers ; caused the trouble: Morri- son was to receive a certain portion of the lands for his work. The natives number about 2,000 men, living in a district which is surrounded by mount- ains, Troops have been ordered from Chihuahua to quell the revolt. Mor- rison escaped. Senator Hill's Views, He Expresses His Opinions Freely on the Court's Decision. ALBANY, N.Y. May 20.—Senator David B. Hill was greatly pleased at the decision in the income tax matter to-night and he took no pains to con- ceal that pleasure. In relation to its general effects Senator Hill said : “The court has vindicated its wisdom and en- trenched itself in the confidence of the people. Public sentiment was right in demanding that the whole law be set aside, and public sentiment has justly triumphed. I never believed it to be constitutional and hence sincerely re- gretted its unwise and foolish insertion in a tariff reform bill. I wrote against it, I spoke against it and I voted against it.” In regard to its political status he said: “The passage of the bill was yielding to a false clamor, a ‘dicker’ and a ‘deal’ with Populists, who ought never to have been sanctioned. An income tax had not been indorsed by either the Democratic or Republican parties in their national platforms, and it was su- preme folly for any party to enact it.” Fourteen Men Were Killed. An Explosion of Nitro-Glycerine at Pinole, Cal. Tuesday, Caused Terrible Destruction. PivoLE, Cal.,, May 21.—The nitro- glycerine house of the California Powder works at Pinole blew up this morning, killing five white men and wounding two others. Nine Chinamen were kill- ed and three others injured. Where the glycerine house stood is now a heap of rubbish surrounding a great hole blown into the ground by the force of the explosion. * All buildings surrounding the one where the explosion occurred and distant from it from 100 to 200 yards are more or less demolished. Every person about the mills was blown down by the force of the explosion and many more injuries are reported. Seventy five Chinamen and 100 white men were employed. The loss is estimated at $250,000. It is believed that a China- man dropped a can of nitro-glycerine and that the concussion from this ex- plosion caused the general blow up. The nitro-glycerine house ccntained 8,000 pounds of nitro-glycerine and 2,- 000 pounds of Hercules powder. Norris and all on Board Sunk. The Ship Neither Seen nor Heard From Since October Last— Believed to Have Foundered. All hope has been given up of the safety of the American ship Norris, Captain Barstow, which left Newport News October 13, 1894, bound to Bar- celona, Spain. She was spoken when two days out all well, but since that time nothing has been seen or heard of her. At the North American Insur- ance Company's office yesterday it was stated that the vessel had been posted as missing and all claims paid. The Norris when she sailed had a crew of twelve all told, and three passengers. The latter were H. D. Essington, Miss Essington, his sister, and Dr. Bland, the two former of York, Pa. Harry Hayward Must Die. party enter suit to recover the money. It is pointed out that the money paid in on this account can be refunded un- der section 3,220, revised statutes, only | upon the approval of the secretary of | in the Senate, on Wednesday, and | the treasury, and, if he should with. : Q hold approval, a test case with a change | passed on final reading, but the Seua- | of ta Tocult. g tors muet have been frightened by their | work, for they moved to reconsider | and postponed further action on the | bill, 1885. The paper is to be Democratic in principle. ——The religious garb bill was up The Man Who Incited and Planned the of Catharine Ging to Hang in June. St. Pavr, Mion.,, May 20.—Gover- nor Clough to-day signed the death war- rant for Harry Hayward, convicted of inciting and planning the murder of Catharine Ging in Minneapolis. The Governor set the execution for June 21, Murder ——Lyon & Co’s., mammoth store in this place 1s crowded every day with ! | people who are wise enough to take ad- | i vantage of the great sacrifice sale now | ' advertised by that firm. =—=Do you read the WATCHMAN, Color Line Obliterated, Chicago Woman's Club Decides to Consider Mer- it Alone. CH1cAGO, May 19.—The Chicago Woman's club has obliterated the color line. Character and character alone, backed by intelligence, is now the only condition of membership in that organi- zation. Race, color, creed, political leanings are all pushed aside. This was accomplished last night after a pro- longed and at times heated discussion, and to Dr. Sarah Hackett Stevenson be- longs much of the credit for the vie- tory. Since Mrs. Fannie R. Williams, the well-known colored woman, failed to be- come a member of the club, early last winter, this question of color had been the one live issue in the club. But the victory is only half won for the Chicago women. They must carry their point in the Federation of Women's clubs, a national organization with which the Chicago club is affiliated. Also affiliat- ed with the federation are a number of women’s clubs in southern cities. With them wiping out the color lineis a proposition which will doubtless cause a prolonged wrangle. Admiral Meade Retires. WasHINgTON, May 20. — Admiral Meade was placed on the retired list to- day with a reprimand. Secretary Her- bert recommended the retirement and the president endorsed thereon the fol- lowing : “EXECUTIVE MaNsioN, May 20, 1895.—The within recommendation is approved and Rear Admiral Richard W. Meade is hereby retired from active service pursuant to section 1,443 of the revised statutes. “The President regrets exceedingly that the long, active service of this offi- cer, so brilliant in its early stages and go often marked by honorable incidents, should at its close be tarnished-by con- duct at variance with a commendable ca- reer and inconsistent with what an offi- cer of his high rank should furnish of his subordination und submission to the restraints of wholesome discipline and manifest propriety. [Signed.] “GROVER CLEVELAND.” Fish and Game Preserve. Embracing 15,000 Acres of Woodland and Now Being Prepared. A fish and game preserve, embracing 15,000 acres of nice woodland in Treaster velley. located in the Seven mountains, is being fitted up and an association has been formed with the following or- ganization : President, Robert Whit- mer, Roanoke, Va. ;secretary and treas- urer, Charles” Steele, Sunbury. The other members are H. J. Waters, M. C. Ihlseng, Louis E. Reber, State College ; Leonard E. Pearson and Thomas Slay- maker, of Philadelphia. A fine stream of water, richly stock- ed with mountain trout, runs the entire length of the preserve, affording excel- lent sport for anglers. This preserve will be the largest and eventually the finest in the state, and the entire tract will be enclosed with a high wire fence. A game warden will be retained on the ground the year around sand a lodge built for the accommodation of the own- ers and their friends. Bellefonte’s Centennial Celebration. Reduced Rates via Pennsylvania Railroad. For the Centennial celebration, to be held at Bellefonte, Pa., June 5th, 6th and 7th, the Pennsylvania Rail- road Company will sell on those dates excursion tickets to Bellefonte and re- turn, from East Bloomsburg, Shamo- kin, Ridgway, and intermediate points, aod from stations ‘on the Middle, Lewistown, and Tyrone Divisions, at two cents per mile. On the same dates tickets will also be sold to uniformed firemen (in the same territory) al a single fare for the round trip. : Tickets will be good tor return pas- sage until June 8, inclusive. - : Reduced Rates to Gettysburg, Pa., via Pennsylvania Railroad. For the accommodation of those who desire to witness the Decoration day exercises at Gettysburg, the Penn- sylvania Railroad Company will sell on May 29 and 30 excursion tickets from New York city and all stations in Penusylvania and New Jersey to Gettysburg and return at one and one- third fares for the round trip, good for return passage until May 31, inclusive. This will make the round trip rates as follows: New York, $8.73; Trenton, $6.47 ; Philadelphia, $5.40 ; Pittsburg, $10.93 ; Williamsport, $5,53 ; propor- tionate rates from other points. The Sultan Exonerated. WasHINGTON, May 21.—Secretary Herbert has received a report from Admiral Kirkland, commanding the European squadron, in regard to the reported Armenian outrages in Asia Minor. The report indicates that the alleged outrages were exaggerated by those who had appealed for assistance. Admiral Kirkland is emphatic in exonerating the Sultan from blame in these much discussed trovbles, and his views as to the absence of atrocities are concurred in by all the United States diplomatic representatives whom he met in that section of the world. One Hundred and Sixty-Eight Drowned. Loxpox, May 22.--The Star pub- lishes a report that a Spanish steamer has been wrecked off the Philippine island and 168 persons drowned. In. quiry in regard to the report proves that it has reference to the Spanish steamer Gravans, reported May 20, as having been wrecked off Capones. No details are furnished. Heavy Snow in Colorado. CREEDE, May 22,—It has been snow- ing here for twelve hours. The snow lies a foot deep in the streets. I ST RI TA ——Figured China silks 20cts. a yd ; striped wash silks 30cts. a yd.—Lyon & Co. The Governor Has Signed the Follow- ing Bills. To designate the number of council- men to be elected in the several bor oughs of the commonwealth and fixing the length of their terms;to provide for the more speedy and effectual man- ner of collecting the road and poor taxes ; providing for the divestiture of liens of taxes levied or assessed against lands sold at judicial sales ; to prohibit the giving and raising of false alarms of fire ; relating to the operation of the statute of limitations on actions against non residents of the state ; empowering the courts having jurisdiction to decree and approve, ratify and confirm pri- vate sales. To punish pool selling, re- ceiving and transmitting bets or aiding in pool selling on betting, and for the organization of associations for the protection and saving of human life in cities of the first class. General Advance in Wages. PHILADELPHIA, May 22.—Henry Disston & Sons, the big lumber manu- facturers, of this city, to-day announced a general advance in wages of 10 per cent. The advance is given to all the 1,700 employes of the firm. WANTED—At Lyon & Co’s store, Bellefonte, 50,000 lbs. wool. ADDITIONAL LOCALS. Mary HorLTER Dis SUDDENLY.— Mary Holter, the seventeen year old daughter of Hayes Holter, of this place, was stricken with uremia spasms on Eleventh street, in Tyrone, on Satur- day afternoon. She was picked up and carried to the home of Thomas Bell, where she continued having seizures every few moments until entirely ex- hausted she died Tuesday morning. The girl’s mother having died years ago she made her home with her grandmother at Spruce Creek. During the past year she had suffered with scarlet fever which superinduced acute Bright's disease, or uremia. She had been shopping in Tyrone when stricken. D1ED IN TYRONE. — Mrs. Eliza Haupt, relict of Samuel Haupt, who died in this place January 28th, 1864, died in Tyrone on Monday night, aged 76 years and 5 months. She was the mother of Allison Haupt, the much respected con- ductor on the B.E.V.R.R, and of Henry Haupt and Mrs. Joseph Baird, of Milesburg. ——Edith. the eight month’s old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mal- lory, of Pine street, died on Wednesday afternoon with inflammation of the bow. els. She was a bright, interesting babe whose death is a sore affliction to fond parents. The funeral will be held this afternoon. -—Seven children have died at Sco- tia this spring with the whooping cough and measles. Last week one of ‘Wm. Sellers children died while another one was being buried. — During a storm at Coalport, last Saturday, lightning struck little George Niebauer and killed him. ——Joseph Leitzell, aged 60 years, died at Fiedler, last Saturday. ——800 pair of pants at 40cts. on the dollar. Strictly all wool, good quality ; wear and sewing guaranteed at $1.50 per pair. They are actually worth $3 to $3.50.—LyoN & Co. 40-20-3t STIRK AND ZENO.—Among the great- est xrialists ever known Stirk and Zeno are the recognized leaders. There has never been a feat accomplished by any other gymnasts which these justly fa- mous gentlemen could not accomplish and they do even more than that, for they have a standing challenge open to the world to meet and defeat any and all comers. They have been the recog- nized stars in their branch of the gym- nastic world for the past ten years, and to see their awe-inspiring flight through space is the sight of a lifetime. Swing- ing aloft in the topmost dome of the huge circus and hippodrome tent, and darting from swing to swing with the rapidity of a shot from a cannon, they present a magnificent exhibition of dar- ing and trained agility most startling to behold. Their triple somersault, turned in midair, while springing from trapeze bars, swinging forty feet apart, is the most thrilling act of its kind ever seen in this or any other country. The enor- mous salary paid these famous artistg would equal the entire salary list of the ordinary tented amusement enterprise. And yet they are but a single feature with the great Walter Main shows. The only riding lion ever on exhibition is with this massive amusement institution. “Wallace,” a lion that actually rides a ponderous elephant around the hippo- drome track, and performs upon the back of a swiftly-running horse all sorts, of startling feats. The street parade, which takes place daily at 10a. m., is a full mile of massive golden magnif- icence, more than a score of open dens of rare wild beasts are to be seen, and five kinds of music discourse melody of the sweetest strains, This massive ag- gregation will give two complete per- formances in Bellefonte on May 28. ——Figured China silks 20cts. a yd ; striped wash silks 30cts. a yd.—Lyon & Co. FosTER NEVER TIRES OF TALKING WEATHER. —My last bulletin gave fore- casts of the storm wave to cross the con- tinent from 21st to 25th, and the next will reach the Pacific coast about 26th, cross the west of Rockies country by close of 27th, the great central valleys: 28th to 30th and eastern States 31st. This disturbance will develop a very considerable energy with severe local storms, high winds and heavy rains in small districts. Warm wave will cross west of Rockies country about 26th, great central valleys 28th, and eastern States 30th. Cool wave will cross wess of Rockies country about 29th, great central valleys 31st and eastern States June 2. My next bulletin will give general forecasts of temperature and rainfall of June for the nine crop dis- tricts of the United States. WANTED—At Lyon & Co’s store, Bellefonte, 50,000 1bs. wool. MARRIED A HALF A CENTURY.—On Thursday, May 16th, Mr. and Mrs. Yearick, of Jacksonville, this county, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding. About forty-five years ago Mr. Year- ick moved from Brush valley to a farm, one mile west of his present home in Jacksonville, and lived the life of an honest husbandman for twenty-nine years. Then he retired to Jacksonville, where he has resided ever since. To this aged couple ten men and women look with a fondness and filial love that is only engendered between parent and child. They are : S. Alfred, of Superior, Neb. ; Sarah S. Hoy, Na- thaniel H., Mrs. Laura F. Martin, Chas. E., John W. and Mrs. Ida Holmes, all of Walker, this county ; Mary C. Shaffer, of Madisonburg ; Dr. Cincera K. of Detroit, Michigan and Mrs. Tillie Peck, of Nittany. At noon dinner was served. A large number of guests having been seated at the tables ; a special one being reserved for the parents and their children. Af- ter all had done full justice to the ex- cellence of the dinner Mr. Yearick passed a cup about the table at which he presided. In it were a number of gold eagles and each one of the children took a coin therefrom as a present from their parents. The anniversary was the occasion of many letters of congratulations from friends who were unable to participate in its celebration and the old bride and groom received seventy-eight presents of varying values and usefulness, We congratulate them on being able to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. When we look around us we find very few are permiited to live so long without having the family circle broken. We trust that divine providence will yet permit them to live many years in the neighborhood where they are instrumental in doing much good. Among these who were present from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoy, and Mrs, James S. McCalmont, of State College, and W. H. Phillips and family, of Aaronsburg. ——Figured China silks 20cts. & yd ; striped wash silks 80cts. a yd.—Lyon & Co. TE PRESBYTERIANS NipPED.—It required only one announcement that Rev. Dr. Colfelt, of Philadelphia, was to fill Dr. Laurie’s pulpit in the Pres- byterian church here Sunday night to fill that building with representatives from all the churches in town. The principal reason for this was the fact Dr. Colfelt, until within two or three years since, had been the pastor of the large church at Broad and Oxford streets, in Philadelphia, but his variance with the blud stocking creed had made it no longer possible for him to propound it conscientiously, so he retired. His health failed and ever since he has been trying to recover it. When the members of the church here heard that the learned divine was to preach at State College, Sunday morn- ing, they became very anxious to have him down here in the evening. Dr. Laurie refused to sanction the plan and a. session of the church was hurriedly called to consider the matter. It was decided that since Dr. Colfelt had never been tried for any offense against the church, there was nothing to interfere with his preaching. Accordingly he was secured and a full house greeted him. His text was the first three and last verse of I Corinthians, 13th Chap. a por- tion of Paul's apostrophe on ‘charity.” The sermon was deep in thought and eloquentin delivery. While many were surprised at the radical views ex- pressed in a Presbyterian pulpit they could not but admire the logical force and elegance of diction with which they were presented. Dr. Colfelt denied the efficacy of any other ereed in christiani- ty than the universal law of love and claimed that when Presbyterians, Metho- dists, Lutherans, Catholics and all other denominations shall merge their nar- row dogmas into one pure mandate of love the greatest step toward christianiz- ing the world will have been taken. There were many of his auditors who disapproved of his views, but such logic is indisputable.