Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 10, 1896, Image 4

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    Demorealic Watcha
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Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., Jan. 10, 1896.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - - EbpiToR.
John Sherman's Assurance.
It takes a great deal of assurance on
the part of JoHN SHERMAN to get up
on the floor of the Senate and arraign
the Democratic party for being respon-
sible for the present financial embar-
rassment. Immense cheek is required
for such a pertormance, but ‘Honest
JorN (2) is equal to that requirement.
1f there is any public character who
has done more than SHERMAN for the
promotion of vicious financiering, and
tor the enactment of injurious carrency
laws, it will be certainly hard to find
him. Financial and currency legisla.
tion, since the war, has been nothing
but a system of makesnilts and tem-
porary expedients, The Republicans
have been entirely responsible for it,
it having been done exclusively by
them, and JoHN SHERMAN wae the
head manager of their financial policy
and currency measures. They estab-
lished the various kinds of government
paper mouey, inciuding the greenbacks,
treasury notes, silver certificates, and
all the floating evidences of govern-
ment indebtedness for the redemption
of which the treasury is responsible. If
there is anything wrong in this system,
and if itis productive of embarrass-
ment, they are to be blamed for it.
Our currency is certainly a very
complicated affair, and the manage-
ment of it imposes great difficulties
upon the government. The task of re-
deeming this vast paper indebtedness
with payment in gold is not an easy
one, particularly when Republican ex-
travagance bas depleted the treasury,
and every effort is made to prevent the
administration from replenishing the
reserve that is required for the redemp-
tion of the government demand notes.
This ie the situation at the time
Jonx SHERMAN has the face to get up
in his seat and charge the Democrats
with having caused this trouble. Does
he suppose that it has been forgotten
that the last Democratic Congress had
to apply itselt to the work of repealing
his gilver purchaeing act, a measure
that caused more embarrassment than
any other that ever affected the finan-
ces, and which, by the heavy outlay of
government money in the purchase ot
unneeded silver bullion, would have
‘swamped the treasury ? That result
was only a question of time, whena
Democratic Congress put an end to
such a drain on the resources of the
It canvot be supposed that he mis-
understands the cause of the existing
financial difficulty, and therefore he
must be regarded as deliberately mis.
representing it when he declares that
the trouble is due to a want of revenue,
and that the reduction of the McKix-
LEY tariff must be blamed forit. This
position is entirely untenable in the
face of the fact that the WiLson tariff
is producing more revenue than was
produced by the McKINLEY measure,
and that all the tariffs that could be
laid would not produce the gold coin
that is required to redeem the govern
ment’s paper money. The embarrass-
ment springs from this requirement,
imposed by Republican currency laws;
but SHERMAN would like to take ad-
vantage of it as an excuse for restoring
the taxation or the McKINLEY tariff.
Slunk Out of Sight,
What has become of the paltry
character named BARRETT, a represen:
tative in Congress from Massachusetts,
who in the rs of this eession
introduced a resolution for the im-
peachment of ambassador Bayarp ?
-At the time that fellow committed
this foolish act the Republican jingoes
were riding a high horse. They were
bringing all sorts of insane charges
against the administration for knuck-
ling to England and sacrificing the
national honor at the foot of the Brit-
ish throne. Ambassador BaYarp was
particularly the object of their scur-
rilous attacks: According to their
representations his entire time was
taken up in toadying to the English no-
bility and patting the British lion. Such
windy patriots as BouUTELLE, LoDGE,
CranbLER; ‘and others of the jingo
tribe, were emptying the vials of their
abuse and misrepresentationupolr him,
and the climax was put on these crazy
proceedings by the jackaes trom
Massachusetts offering a resolution
for the ambassador’s iinpeachment.
While these high jinks were in
progress the American representative
at the English court was engaged in
the high ministerial duty of urging the
protest of his government against
British encroachment in South Amer-
ica. He was the medium through
which the administration was insisting | cription the WATCHMAN office is the
that Venezuela shouldjhave her rights
and should not be trampled upon by
English power, and he was performing
this duty with excellent ability and pa- |
triotic fidelity at the time his con- |
temptible jingo traducers were charg:
ing him with sacrificing American in. |
terest and honcr. At the very moment |
when the foolish representative from :
Massachusetts was presenting his reso-
lution of impeachment in the House,
and Republican partisanship was re-'
joicing over it, the ambassador was
grappling with the English pretensions |
in the controversy that culminated eso
gloriously in the Venezuela message. |
The President’s position on this im- |
portant international question, of
which ambassador Bavarp” was the |
able representative at the British court,
bas been trinmphantly maintained,
and the petty creature who introduced
the impeachment resolution has siunk
out of sight.
Expected Attack on Havana.
@ eat Preparation Being Made on Account of
the Unchecked Advance by Gomez.
Havana, January 5.—Havana has
spent a day of nervousness and has been
in hourly apprehension of an attack by
the insurgent army or a part of it.
The authorities no longer make the
slightest concealment of the serious
view they take of the situation and
there are some who donot hesitate
to rail at the Spanish generals and the
troops and make bitter criticisms of
them. There has been great fear that
the light and water supply of the city
would be cut off by a sudden raid of
the insurgent forces.
Special preparations for the defense
of the works that supply these have
been made and artillery has been
placed to command them against all
probable sources of attack. All possi-
ble recruits have been enlisted for the
defense of the city and the available,
grounds about the city has been fille
with batteries of artillery, which are
manned night and day,
The Spanish authorities have main-
tained a cordon of military forces run-
ning from Havana to the town of Ba-
tabano, on the south coast, since the
invasion of Matanzas province by the |
insurgents, beyond which they hoped
to prevent the advance of the destroy-
ing columus of their enemies. This
cordon has proved no more eftective
than did the line of La Techa, which
was laid to keep the insurgents out of
Santa Clara province. :
This line was broken yesterday by
the forces under Gomez, and the main
body of the insurgents to-day passed
into the Province of Pinar del Rio,
and are now overrunning that province
with fire and the sword. The passage
was affected near Ralabano at Poso
Redondo, and Gomez burned the vil-
lage of Gabriel on the way, and par-
tially destroyed the town ot Guira Me-
lena and of Alquihar, The work of
destruction in Havana Province has
been ae complete as was that in Mat.
anzas, and the sugar lands ot Pinar
del Rio have all been overrun by the
insurgents, and all the plantations de-
Tanpa, Fla., Jaouary!5——An Ameri-
can passenger arriving from Cuba to-
night reports that the insurgents are
within seventeen miles of Havana.
According to his statement Gomez has
22,000 men. The insurgents buroed
Quivican, San Felipi, Duran, Melena,
Del Sur and Guara on Friday night.
These places are twenty miles from
General Campos has issued a mani-
festo to his officers, urging a strict obe-
dience to his orders and threatening
those disobedient to dishonorable re-
turn to Spain in forty-eight hours.
Boston, Jawuary 5.—The Globe's
staff correspondent in Cuba cables via.
Vera Cruz “A desperate battle was
fought yesterdey near Colon. The
Spanish troops were rounted and suf-
fered heavy loss.
“The insurgents captured the Span-
ich artillery and have gained a position
commanding the overland entrance to
Havana. General Oliver was killed
and General Campos’ son seriously
Belligerency of Cuban Insurgents.
To Be Considered by Senate Committee on For-
eign Relations.
‘WasHINGTON, Jan. 8.—The senate
committee on foreign relations met this
morning, but considered no business of
importance. Among the questions re-
ferred to the committee for action are
the affairs relating to Cuba, Venezuela
and Armenia. The recognition of the
belligerent rights of the Cubans will be
the first thing taken up at the meeting
on Saturday.
There ie no division of sentiment
among the members on this subject.
should the insurgents secure Havana or
make a vital attack on the Spanish
troops that would give them a stronger
foothold on the island, the Senate will,
it is believed, at once pass the resolution
recognizing the belligerency of the Cu-
bans. The informal discussion by the
members of the committee has shown
the pratical unanimity with which they
look upon this question. The only ele-
ment of doubt in the whole case is, when
is the proper time to grant the rights
prayed for by the Cubans. The meet-|
ingon Saturday may result in impor-
tant action on this subject.
Havana, Dec. 31, via Tampa, Fla.,
Jan. 8.—Four heavy siege guns have
been disembarked at La Machino in
this harbor. They will complete the
several forte and sea batteries of this
city. They are the heaviest and most
destructive guns in the West Indies.
——1If you want printing of any dis-
place to have it done.
$£100,000,000 of New Bonds.
Secretary Carlisle Offers Them for Public Sub.
scription.— Purchasers Must Pay Gold.—The
Bonds to be Dated February 1, 1895, and to be
Payable in Coin Thirty Years After That
Date and to Bear Interest at Four Per Cent.
Per Annum—Sealed Proposals for the Pure
chase of the Bonds to be Received at the Office
of the Secretary of the Treasury Until 13
o'clock M. on Wednesday, February 5th.
WasHINGTON, January 4.—Secretary
of the Treasury Carlisle at 11:55
o'clock to-night issued the following
bond circular from the Treasury De-
partment : :
“Notice is hereby given that sealed
proposals will be received at the office
of the Secretary of the Treasury, at
Washington. D. C., until 12 o'clock
P. M. on Wednesday, the 5th day of
February, 1896, for the purchase of
one hundred million dollars ($100,000,
000) of United States four. per cent.
coupon or registered bonds, in denomi-
nations of fifty dollars ($50) and multi
plies of that sum, as may be desired by
biddere. ;
“The right to reject any or all bids
is reserved.
“I'he bounds will be dated on the 1st
day of February, 1895, and be payabie
in coin thirty vears after that date,
and will bear interest at four per
centum per annum, payvatie quar
terly, in coin, but all coupons ma-
turing on or before the Ist day of Feb-
ruary, 1896, will be detached, and pur:
chasers will be required to pay in Uni.
ted States gold coin, or gold certifi-
cates, for the bonds awarded to them,
and all interest accrued thereon after
the 1st day of February, 1896, up to
the time of application for delivery.
“Payments for the bonds must be
made at the Treasury of the United
States at Washington, D. C., or at
the United States sub-treasuries at
New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Bal
timore, Cincinnati, Chicago, St Louis
or New Orleans, or they may be made
at San Francisco with exchange on
New York, and all bids must state
what denominations of bonds are de-
sired, and whether coupon or register-
ed, and at what place they will be paid
“Payments may be made by install.
ments, as follows : :
“Twenty per cent. upon receipt of
notice of acceptance of bids, and twenty
per cent. at the end of each ten days
thereafter ; but all accepted bidders
may pay the whole amount at the
date of the firet installment, and those
who have paid all installments pre
viously maturing may pay the whole
amount of their bids at any time, not
later than the maturity of the last in:
“The bonds will be ready for deliv-
ery on or before the 15th day of
February, 1896.
“Notice is hereby given that if the
issue and sale of an additional or dit
ferent form ot bond for the mainte-
nance of Rs reserve shall be au-
thorized by aw before the 5th day of
February, 1896, sealed proposals for
the purchase of such bonds will also
be received at the same time and
place, and up to the same date, and
wae A
upon the same terms and conditions
herein set forth, and such bids will be
considered as well as the bids
for the four per cent. bonds here-
in mentioned.”
Will Be No War.
German-American Papers’ Opinions on the
Transvaal Trouble.
New York, Jan. 8.—The Staats
Zeitung to-morrow will say editorially
regarding the Transvaal situation,
that England will soon cool down, just
as she did in the Venezuelan affair. It
calls the raid into the Transvaal a
game, aod says the powers have grown
tired of “fetching England’s chestnuts
from the grate.”
CiNciNNATI, Jan. 8.—The Volks-
blatt, Republican, does not believe
the affair portends war, and says there
will be an adjustment by England
quietly pocketing tbe justly deserved
slaps she received from Germany. The
Volksfreund, Democrat, also declares
there will be no war between Germany
and England, and expresses the opinion
that England bas no more right to ex-
ercise a protectorate over the South Af-
rican republic than Germany, and tbe-|
lieves that the quarrel, like the Vene-
zuelan matter, will be settled by diplo-
Cricaco, Jan. 8.—Postmaster Wash-
ington Hesing’s paper, the Democratic
Staats Zeitung, says that Englands
traditional rowdyism has been gone
one better by Kaiser William, whereat
England is angry, and asserts that
Great Britain’s prestige is on the wane,
St. Louis, Jan. 8.—Editor Pre-
torious, of the Westliche Post, who is a
namesake and kinsman of the first
president of the Trausvaal republic,
Andrew Pretorious, in whose honor
the capital was named, forcibly con-
trasts the courage of the Boers with
‘the pitiable position of the ‘‘peace-at-
any-price’”’ men in this country, led by
stock jobbers and boards of trade, and
applauds the stand taken by_Em-
peror Williaa.
MiLwaukee, Jan. 8.—The Herald
does not fear that it will result in an
explosion, saying that England can-
not aftord to pick a row with the
whole world.
“The Date Still a Secret.
No Announcement Made of When Mrs. Vander-
bilt and Mr. Belmont Will Wed.
NEw York, Jan. 9.—A friend of
Mrs. Alva Vanderbilt said to-day that
no one except Mrs. Vanderbilt, Mr.
Belmont and two or three intimate ac-
quaintances had any real knowledge of
the wedding arrangements, and they
will not tell. 5
January 8th and 16th wore mentioned
as probable dates of the marriage. It
will be a very quiet event. Mr. Belmont
called at Mrs. Vanderbilt’s home this
afternoon and again this evening.
Celebration of Jackson's Day.
The Victory at New Orleans Remembered Wednes-
day Night. Big Time in Philadelphia— The
Young Men’s Democratic Association Gave a
Dinner—Among the Guests of the Evening Was
Vice President Stevenson. Secretary Smith
Spoke to the Toast. “The Public Credit”
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8. —For the six-
teenth year the Young Men’s Demo-
cratic association, of Philadelphia, to-
night, observed the anniversary of the
victory of Andrew Jackson over the
British at New Orleans, by a dinner.
The dinner was held in the banqueting
ball of the new bourse building, and
was attended by about ers of
the association. The pfincipal guests of
the evening were : Xice President Stev-
enson, Secretary of the Interior, Hoke
Smith ; D. N. Morgan, treasurer of the
United States; United States Senator
James Faulkner, of West Virginia, and
John L. Seymour, commissioner of
patents. .
Attorney General Harmon was ex-
pected to be present to respond to the
toest, ‘The President of the United
States,”” but he was detained in Wash-
ington by government business before
the supreme court. Secretary Smith
spoke to the toast, ‘The Pablic Credit.”
Mr. Smith’s speech wasone in advocacy
of a gold standard. as opposed to free
silver. ;
In opening his address, Secretary
Smith declared that Andrew Jackson
wag a sound money Democrat. He then
reviewed the record of the Democratic
administration from March 4, 1885, to
March 4, 1889, showing that it had paid
over $230,000,000 in the treasury in ex-
cess of the gold reserve. While the Re-
publican administration which followed
paid off $288,000,000 of bonds, it found
a surplus in the treasury almost suffi-
cient with which to make the payments,
and left the treasury practically empty,
with the exception of the gold reserve,
when it turned it over to the Damocrats
on March 4, 1893.
Annexation of the Hawallans.
A Resolution on the Subject Introduced in the
WasHiNGTON, Jan, S—The House
celebrated the anniversary of the bat-
tle of New Orleans, known as ‘Jack-
gon's day,” by remaining in session
but forty minutes. Half of that time
wag occupied in the reading of the
journal. In the other twenty minutes
geveral unimportant routine matters
were considered ; and a joint resolution
offered by Mr. Spalding, Republican,
of Michigau was read and referred to
the committee on foreign affairs look-
ing to the annexation of the Hawaiian
The session of the Senate to-day occu-
pied less than an hour's time, the rest
of the afternoon being given up to the
caucus of Republican Senators to agree
upon a line of action on the House ter-
iff bill, when Mr. Sherman, Republi-
can, of Ohio, made the motion to ad-
jours. He gave a hint as to the pur-
pose he had in view in waking it, and
assured the Senate that an early ad-
journment would expedite business,
and so the motion was agreed to with-
out dissent from any Senator, except
Mr. Stewart, Populist, of Nevada, who
desired the Senate to continue in ses-
sion an hour longer that he might
make a speech in favor of the free
coinage of silver.
The only incidents of note during the
filty minutes of the session were these:
The swearing in of Senator Wolcott,
Republican, of Colorado, for his new
tern; the reporting of an important bill
from the committee on naval affairs
for the enlistment of additional men
for the navy, and the notice by Mr.
Butler, Populist, of North Carolina, of
amendments to the Hopse bond bill,
with the tree coinage substitute. The
amendments propose to prohibit any
issue of United States bonds without
the authority of Congress, and to re-
auire the payment of greenbacks,
treasury notes and the interest and
the principal of bonds in either gold’or
silver, but in the cheaper of those
The adjournment was until to-mor-
row. 1
Looks Like a Backdown.
Salisbury to Place the Venezuelan Matter Be-
fore Parliament.
Loxpon, Jan. 8.—There is little
doubt that the Chronicle's Washington
dispatches have had a good effect bere
in showing that it is more than likely
that Great Britain is wrong in the
oundary dispute, and, following the
hronicle correspondent’s suggestion
thet some means of arbitrating the
méitter should be promptly found, the
foreign office to-day issued a formal
statement that, while it wishes to do
everything in its power as consistently
ag it can to furnish all the available
matter that may tend to better the feel-
ing between the two governments, it
must be realized that the correspond-
ence extends over 55 years and is in
various languages. Therefore it is
not a matter which can be compiled
in a few daye. The statement of the
foreign office ended with the remark :
“The Marquis of Salisbury is engaged
upon the matter and a full statement
will be placed before Parliament as
speedily as poesible.”
Things That Have Happened at State
Prof. L. E. Reber, who has been on the sick
Aist for some time, is rapidly recovering.
Prof. W. B. Jackson, of the University of
Wisconsin, is visiting his brother, Prof. J.
Price Jackson, of this place.
Mr. Chas. L. Heisler, a prominent engineer
of New York city, has been employed by the
Dep't. of Mechanical engineering.
Dr. Uriah Reed, of Jersey Shore, one of the
solid men of Lycoming county, visited his
nephew, Mr. Oliver Glover, a few days last
Miss Nell Patterson has gone to College
Park, Md:, where she will visit her brother,
Harry. director of the M ryland agricultural
experiment station.
I'he Rev. A. Laurence Milier and wife are
visiting at the home of Mr. W. C. Patterson.
| We are much gratified to see Rey. Miller in
improved health.
off $341,448,000 of bonds and had left |
An Entergaining Letter from California.
Miss Chestie A. Potter, at cone Time a Resident
of Bellefonte, Writes to Tell Her Sister, Aimy,
in Milesburg, all About Her New Home in
California. Many Facts of Interest Told in
an Entertaining Letter.
My Dear Sister :—Something over a year
ago I gave you an account of my trip to this
place. I will now give you a description of
this quaint old city, after a year’s experience.
I have been boarding at the Arlington hotel
almost ever since I came here. It isa very
commodious building, having over four hun-
dred guest rooms in itand a most excellently
appointed hostlery. The guests here repre-
sent almost every portion of the two conti-
nents. Wealth, fashion and learning are signif-
icantly represented here. The exquisite
beauties that nature has bestowed upon this
part of her creation augments the joys of every
refined pleasure seeker—and he or she whose
privilege it is to accommodate themselves to
these felicitous eircumstances, is immeasur
ably happy.
The hotel commands a delightful view of
the oceans pacific waters and the steamer and
sail ship as they come and go from land to
land. These sublime waters create within
your bosom the most lofty conceptions of the
purity and power of nature's God They per-
fectly electrify the higher nature of man and
bear him to Elysian fields!
This city is a great health resort and has
many advantages over inland towns ; it is one
hundred and ten miles up the coast from Los
Angeles and is the most picturesque of all the
southern California towns. Situate on a nar-
row portion of land that lies between the Santa
Inez mountains and the ocean it ccmbines all
the advantages of a mountain and a sea-side
resort. Here we find ldxuriant foliage
reaching to the very edge of the ocean and
the bracing air of the sea combined with that
of the mountain. In front of the city, stretch-
ing away to the southwest, is the smooth, hard
beach, presenting an unbroken drive-way for
many miles ; while in the rear of the city the
toad-ways lead into deep wooded canons,
where one is completely shutin by the tower-
ing mountains and where the many shady
trails, within the foot. hills, afford oppor!unities
for delightful horse-back rides.
Owing to the moistening influence of the
sea fogs, which invade the coast at night, the
entire country round about is always clothed
with verdnre, not to be found elsewhere, except
during the rainy season, which renders it
possible, to raise all kinds of products, with-
out the irrigation necessary in other parts of
the State.
It is said that southern Californians ‘irrigate,
cultivate and exaggerate.” In Santa Barbara,
by reason of the first being unnecessary, we
might readily believe that we are addicted to
the last, as the most wonderful stories of Cali
farnia growths are to be heard on every hand.
I here repeat what I have been jnformed. It
has been said that a tomatoe vine, less than a
year old, measured twenty feet in height and
thirty feet in width. Pumpkins weigh two
hundred and fifty pounds and measure from
six to eight feet in circumference. One is
said to have been so large that when it was
cut and scooped out by the man who raised it
his daughther and little child got inside of it
and as there was yet room to spare he and his
wife got in—the daughter and child first got
out. Cucumbers are said to grow six feet in
length. It is said that seven beets, raised
near here, aggregated five hundred pounds in
weight ; while strawberries large enough for
three or four bites, are not at all uncommon.
The century plant, which matures here, in
twelve years, sends up its flourishing shoot, at
the rate of twelve inches a day ; and it is said
the soil is so fertile, that if a cigarette is placed
in the ground at night, in the morning it is a
cigar. A truthfu! woman, has told the follow-
ing : “A farmer raised a thousand bushels of
pop corn, and stored it in a barn; the barn
caught fire, and the corn began to pop, and
filled a ten acre field ; an old horse in a neigh-
boring pasture, had defective eye sight, saw
the corn, thought it was snow, and lay down,
and froze to death.” These stories—after be,
ing properly discounted, will serve my purpose
of illustrating the vigorous growth of vegeta-
tion in California.
A truthful natural curiosity, is a big grape
vine whose trunk measures eighteen inches
in diameter, whose branches extend horizon-
tally over an area of ten thousand square
feet, and produces over ten thousand pounds
of grapes, annually, growing in Monte Ceto.
Wild flowers abound on every hand and es-
pecially do the fields of golden eschscholtzia,
acres in extent, brighten the landscape with
their gorgeous colors. Roses clamber over
the roofs of houses, and it is said that one
bush bore two hundred thousand blossoms.
About Santa Barbara there are many beauti-
ful drives, one of the most prominent being
that to the north, passing through undulating
country where the hill-side vineyards are
even more picturesque than those in the
leveler lands, and leading to the Cooper and
Hollister ranches and through the beautiful
Elwood cancn, lying between them. Another
equally attractive drive, but in the opposite
direction, is through Monte Ceto, an ideal
suburb of handsome residences, with magnif-
icent grounds surrounding them. In the
open, to the rear of, and above the city, com-
pletely overlooking it, stands the Santa Bar-
bara mission, built in 1786. Another of the
very few still standing and in use. Extending
to the left the building used by the monks is
fronted by & most beautiful cloister with tiled
floor and numerous arches. An extension to
therear, together with the other two just
mentioned, form three sides of the rectangle
enclosing the garden. Within this garden
no woman's feet have ever trod, except those
of Princess Louise, of England, who upon her
visit here some years ago was permitted to
step just within the door. A protanation
which was immediately dispelled by the
sprinkling of the ground with holy-water.
The city is built after the olden Spanish
style of architecture, though of recent years
reatly modernized. What man has been
acking in art kind nature has abundantly
supplied. David must have been stopping
-here for his health, when he wrote the -nine-
teenth and twenty-third Psalms for his imagery
is true to the surroundings. The greatest,
the wealthiest, the wisest King of the East, in
all of his glory is not to be compared to even
—our lilies of the valley. Say nothing about
our innumerable flowers of incomparable love:
liness and ordors of inexhaustable sweetness !
Hoping I have not wearied you Iam , as
ever, Yours affectionately.
Books, Magazines, Etc.
No one ever thought of introducing so ex-
pensive a feature as lithographic color work
in the days when the leading magazines sold
for $4.00 a year and 85 cents acopy. But times
change and the magazines change with them.
It has remained for The Cosmopolitan, solo at
one dollar a year, to put in an extensive litho-
graphic plant capable of printing 320,000 pages
per day (one color). The January issue pre-
sents as a frontispiece a water color drawing
by Eric Pape, illustrating the last story by
Robert Louis Stevenson, which has probably
never heen excelled even in the pages of the
finest dollar French periodicals. The cover
of The Cosmopolitan is also changed, a draw-
ing of page length by the famous Paris artist
Rossi, in lithographic colors on white paper
takes the place of the manilla back with its
red stripe. Hereafter the cover is to be a
fresh surprise each month.
Pine Grove Mention.
This being the week of prayer union
services are being held inthe M. E. church
and are well attended.
On account of the cold snap last Satur-
day thc Decker and Marts shooting match
was almost a fizzle. Nothing but a few
cockerels were disposed off. The gobblers
were held over for fairer weather.
Mrs, P. F. Bottorfand Mrs. J. B. Mitch-
ell are both under the care of Dr. Woods
suffering with pulmonary trouble, while
Mrs. W. Harris Bloom is slowly recover-
ing from a severe attack of pleurisy.
Young William Musser’s inclination are
for wildwestern scenes, for which he
started on the 8th inst. expecting to
spend some time in northern Illinois and
then continuing his journey westward
in the spring. :
Our young friend Samuel McWilliams
took his leave from his hosts of friends»
last Monday morning, to be enrolled in
the 1896 class at the Lock Haven State
Normal. Young Samuel will be found to
possess the required physical qualifica-
tion to be admitted and we hope to hear
ot his early graduation at the head of his
At the last meetingin the old year of
'95, Cap’t. J. O. Campbell, post No. 272, G.
A. R, of this place, elected the following
officers for the ensuing year: William F.
Heberling, P. C.; D. W Miller, S.V. C.»
J. W. Sunday, J. V.C.; William H. Fry,
Adj't.; J. G. Heberling, Q. M. ; W. D. Port,
Surgeon ; D. S. Erb, Chaplain; H.R. Yar-
nell, 0. D.;: D. LL. Miller, 0. ¢.; J. He.
Miller, 8. M.; J. G. Tyson, Q. M. S.
er young couple unable to longer resist
Cupid’s darts. In this time of numerous
weddings Mr. James Asher Sankey‘yield-
ed to the advice of his legion of friends
to go and do likewise and a ceremony, on
Thursday, the 2nd inst. united him in
marriage to Miss Gertrude Osman, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Osman, near Pine
Hall. The marriage nuptials were per-
formed at noon at the bride's home, by
Rev. Aikens, in the presence of a number
of invited guests. After the usual con-
gratulations a splindid dinner was served,
after which the newly wedded couple left
for Pennsylvania State College, resuming
their journey next day to the home of H.
P. Sankey, the groom’s father, in Potter
township, where a large reception was
tendered them. This ended the honey-
moon trip as the bride will finish her term
of teaching while the groom goes to the
sunny South with a view of looking up a
location in which to launch their matri-
monial boat. Miss Osman, the bride, is
anaccomplished young lady, well known
in educational circles, as she has for years
been one of our most efficient teachers
and is in every way fitted for a helpmate
to the man of her choice. The WATCH-
MAN tenders congratulations.
Port Matilda Pointers
The holidays passed off very pleasantly, so
did a lot of fine turkeys.
The week of prayer is being observed in
the M. E. church here this week. There is
quite a large attendance.
Having been silent for some time we will
try and give you some of the happenings of
our community for the past few days.
We are having very cold weather at present
and, in consequence, those who have ice
houses are filling them with good clear ice,
preparatory to the ice cream season.
Mr. Stine,an Altoona evangelist, has been
holding very interesting services in the Bap-
tist church at this place. Several penitents
have been at the altar. Mr. Stine is a fine
Bible scholar, therefore attracts large audi-
ences. \
W. M. Chronister, one of our good natured
as well as corpulent citizens and an aspirant
for sheriffalty honors in Centre county, pack-
ed his grip and hied himself off to New York
State, on business, on Monday. Before start-
ing he promised your correspondent not to
electioneer any up there.
Mrs. Mollie Cowher, wife of Samuel Cowher,
of this place, died at 1 o'clock New Year’s
morning ; having passed away with the old
year, leaving a husband and five children to
mourn their loss. Deceased was buried in
Black Oak cemetery on the 3rd inst., Rev.
G. P. Sarvis, officiated.
From reports it would seem that Halfmoon
township has a white elephant on its hands
in the shape of a new road scraper which was
received at this station a few days ago. About
a year ago the supervisors of that township
purchased a stone crusher at considerable
cost to the tax payers and some of them are
kicking like Texas steers now. They say
that a road machine can not be operated in
that township, because of the solid limestone
road-beds, but others hold different views
and the court might yet be appealed to to set-
tle the controversy. We were informed by a
resident of that township that there would be
a meeting of the tax payers in the Centennial
school house, on Wednesday evening, to dis-
cuss the wisdom of the purchase.
McMONIGAL—EWING.—At the residence of
Samuel Cowher, at Port Matilda, on the 20th
ult. Daviel McMonigaland Emma Ewing,
by H. H. Osman J. P.
New Advertisements.
The home of Morris W. Cowdrick, on
east Linn street, Bellefonte, is offered for sale
cheap. A fine 3 story brick house, on a lot 75x
200, new frame stable, brick ice house and”
other out buildings. The house is in excellent
repair, has all modern improvements, bath,
hot and cold water on two floors, furnace in
cellar and a large cistern. Write or call on
40 43-tf
Bellefonte, Pa.
$10——COATS FOR—$
A few left at $1.00 a piece.
A new stock of fine fur capes, just from
New York. Awfully low. Real barj:atns,
A1k+N Brock. J. A. AIKENS,