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Bellefonte, Pa., Jan. 24, 1886.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - - EpiTor.
Democratic County Committee for
Bellefonte, N. W, J. C. Harper.
5 S.W rrsiversssasrares
o Ww. 0. Harman,
Centre Hall Boro.
Philipsburg Boro, 1st W
“ “ 2nd V
Benner, N. P............
W R. Gardner.
.G. Hayes Lyman.
Boggs N. P,
ot w.r ..Jozeph W. Folmer.
Burnside.... William Hipple.
College E.P. ....I J. Dreese.
$e WP. ois. ocrereriie snares John Corrigan.
Nathan J. McCloskey.
eerie w We He Fry,
James P. Grove.
James C. Condo.
sarear John Smith.
Haines Samuel Beaver.
16 EP John J. Orndorf.
Half Moon .. David J. Gates.
Aris... ..Chas. A. From.
Howard ..A. M. Butler.
Huston. Daniel Straw.
Liberty. .W. H. Gardner.
Marion........ ..Michael Zeigler.
Miles E. P ..Wallace Walker.
. MP. ...C. J. Crouse.
4 Ww. wnlG. W. Hazel,
Patton...... Edward Marshall.
Penn..... George M. Bower.
Potter N.P ...Geo. H. Emerick.
6 S, P James. B. Spangler.
Rush N.P.. ....John B. Long.
se 8. Pp. Richard O'Neill.
SucwShoe E. P... ..W. R. Haynes.
HW. Puccini inirnmienns W. J. Kern.
Spring N.P.. ..John 8. Yearick.
2 Se. P.orccrcssnrrerinisocminins .W. H. Noll.
ie W.P. Abraham Switzer.
DBYIOF i isstinrsisssssissassinssssipiine Allen Hoover.
Union.... Samuel Emerick.
Walker.. .A. L. Shaffer.
Worth......... ..A. J. Johnson.
H. J. JACKSON, N. B. SPANGLER,
The Popular Gold Loan.
Those citizens who have gold pieces
secreted in bureau draws, old chests,
tea-pots or stockings, should tring
them out of their retirement and in-
vest them in one of the new gold bonds.
It is proposed to make this a popular
loan, and such contributions would
contribute considerably to its success.
Whether there is much gold secret-
ed by individuals is entirely problema-
tical. It is supposed by some that the
amount thus hoarded would make a
very large aggregate. The idea is that
it is put away by extremely care
parties, who are not willing to tru.
the banks with it and regard it as the
right kind of money to hoard on ac-
count of its unchangeable value. It
may be that the hoarding of gold is
very large, but on account of its secret
character there can be no approximate
estimate of the amount. But what is
certain is that such concealed coin, be
it much or little, can not perform its
proper function as part of the moneta-
ry system and is doing no good for its
owner or anybody else. Its investment
in a bond would bring it out of its loug
retirement and put it to drawing inter-
est. It would help to increase the
circulating medium and contribute to
the business activities.
Whether the amount of hoarded
gold be large or small, it would do more
good in the shape of a government
bond than as idle metal hidden in a
chest or bureau drawer. The govern-
ment needs it, will pay interest for it,
and would be a safe creditor if intrust-
ed with it. Bring out the secreted gold
and make the popular loan a success.
Cuba's Bright Prospects.
General Campos has compeletly fail-
ed as commander-in chief of the Span-
ish forces in Cuba and has been com-
pelled to retire on accouat of his want
of success, but it is not probable that
the General who will be entrusted with
the command as his successor will
have any better luck.
The trouble with the Spanish cause
in Cuba is that it is a bad one. The
best generalship will be unable to re-
tain the island in the grasp of the na-
tion that has abused its power by the
practice of every wrong and oppres-
The Cuban people are every day be-
coming more united in their determina-
tion to throw off the foreign yoke ; a
year's warfare has given them greater
experieace in meeting the enemy, and
the insurrection which started in one
corner of the ieland, a little more than
a year ago, now comprehends almost
its entire limits, and even Havana, the
seat of Spanish power, is threatened
by the daring rebel General Gomgz,
who is displaying unusual military
ability, and promises 10 be the Wash-
ington of Cuba.
There is 80 much similarity between
the Cuban rebellion and that in which
our forefathers engaged against the
tyranical power of Greet Britain, that
American .ympathy can vot be with-
held from the island revolutionists.
They have demonstrated their ability
to wage war in defence of their liberty ;
they have proved themselves worthy
of naticnal recognition, and the pro
priety of their belligereney being recog-
nized by this government can not be
much longer questioned. The hour of
Cuba's triumph seems to be near at
England Changes Her Tone.
A sudden change has taken place in
the tone of English sentiment on the
Venezuela boundary question.
When the President's message og
that subject announced in unequivocal
terms the determination of this govern.
ment to maintain the rights of the
weak South American republic, and
to insist that its dispute with England
in regards to its boundary should be
submitted to arbitration, the English
became indignant at what they repre-
ented as an intrusion on the part of
this government, and scoffed at the
idea that the MoNroe doctrine had
anything tddo with the case.
But while they were in the midst of
their indignation at what they consid-
ered Yankee interference, the Trans-
vaal incident occurred, by which they
were suddenly confronted by the
chance of & war with Germany. Im.
mediately their tone in regard to the
Venezuela matter was changed,
Alarmed by the danger of a collision
with the powerful German Empire
their fear dictated the prudence of bot
getting into a difficulty with the Unit-
ed States, and they began to use con-
ciliatory language on the boundary
question. It suddenly dawned upon
them that it would be a crime for two
kindred nations to go to war about a
matter that could be amicably settled,
and they even admitted that the com.
miesion, appointed by President CLEVE-
LAND, might be able to develop facts
upon which a satisfactory settlement
might be based. These changed senti-
ments were accompanied by the old
platitudes about the two nations being
of the same blood and inheriting the
same literature, and how wrong it
would be for them to become involved
in fraternal strife.
This was merely a hypocritical dis-
guise of JouN BuLL's real feelings to-
wards this country, which he thought
it prudent to resort to while his fears
were excited by a threatened collision
with Germany. Since that danger ap-
pears to have paseed by he is coming
out again in his true colors on the
Venezuela question. He has stopped
talking about the crime of two kindred
nations going to war with each other.
English newspapers and speakers are
again treating the MoNRoE doctrine
with contempt, and speak of the Ameri
can demand for arbitration of the
boundary question as a piece of Yan.
kee impertinence. The St. James
Gazette is a good representative of this
change of English sentiment when it
says : “Those who have been lcd to
believe that the Marquis of SALISBURY
intends to apply to Washington, ask
ing the Americans to be goo! enougn
to arbitrate, are much mistaken,” and
the Americans are teing told that it is
for them to determine whether there
shall be peace or war. To show that
England is entirely prepared tor war,
if the American’s want it, a great fleet
is being paraded, and it 18 proposed io
send a flying equadron to intimidate
us in our own waters.
In this change of ‘tone and action
one can hardly recognize the cowardly
bully that was almost crawling on his
belly, some weeks ago, when his fears
were excited by the hostile demonstra-
tion of a powerful European nation
and he wanted the friendship ot this
country. It is unfortunate that we are
not in a8 good conditiun to encounter
this bully as we should be in, but we
have got to whip him some time, and
preparations for that necessary job
should not be delayed. :
——TU. S. Senator SQUIRES of Wash-
ington has introduced a bill appropri-
ating $90,000 for the improvement of
the Skagit, Snohomish, Stillaqualmish,
Nookeach, Snoqualmie, Dwarnish and
Puyallup rivers in that state. It these
rivers are anything like as tough, to
tackle, as their names are there can be
no question as to the need of the imme-
diate and permanent improvement of
both. For the sake of the jaws of
Geographical students, SQuIres’ ehould
get his appropriation and make the
names navigable first. .
——The Democratic National Com-
mittee, at its meeting in Washing on
the 16th iost., fixed Chicago as the
place, and July 7th as the time, for
bolding the National Democratic Con-
vention of 1896. Other cities had
many advocates and friends, but on
the final” ballot Chicago won, by two
votes over St. Louis, and the choice of
the majority was made unanimous.
—— Owing to the absence of many
of the editors of the State belonging
to the State Elitorial Association, who
dre now attending the meeting of the
National Association in Florida, the
annual State meeting has been post.
poned until the 26th of February.
McKinley Will Get Nebraska.
OMmana, Neb.,, Jan. 21.-The ‘Ne-
braska State Journal,’ the leading Re
publican paper of the State, has come
out for McKinley for President. He
will get the Nebraska delegation with-
out a doubt.
' for Southampton, en route to Armenia
General Campos Is Recalled.
Barbarous Methods to Supplant Civilized War-
fare, in Cuba—Gencral Weyler the Coming
Governor.— How the Insurgents Regard Him.
MapriD, Jan. 17.—Spain is at once
defeated and desperate. Both of these
facts received official acknowledgment
Martinez Campos has been removed
as Captain General and Governor Gen:
eral of Cuba, thus confessing that his
efforts to curb the patriots have result
His successor is expected to inaugur
ate a reign of terror on the island, and
conquer by fire and sword.
The official statement is that the
cabinet has unanimously decided to su |
persede Captain General Martinez de
Campos and his lieutenant, General
Arderius, owing to differences which
exist between thew and the political
parties in Cuba. General Marian and
General Pando, who are now in com-
mand of Spanish troops in the province
of Santiago de Cuba, will replace Gen:
eral Campos and Arderius temporarily,
THE 8UCCES:OR OF CAMPOS.
WasHINGTON, Jan, 18.—The an-
nouncement of the appointment of
General Valeriano Weyler as civi! Cap:
tain General of Cuba was received at
Cuban headquarters here as con-
firmatory of the view they
had already expressed upon the
news of Campos’ retirement :
that there has been a radical change
in the policy of the Spanish Cabinet,
and that henceforth there is to be a
reign of blood and terror in Cuba,
The change in the Cahinet itself in
the retirement of the Duke of Tetuan
angl the succession of Senor Elbuayen
a3 Minister of Foreign Aftairs is re
garded ae still tarther confirming this
idea. General Weyler is a veteran gol-
dier, and has had hie own experience
in revolutions, for he followed the for-
tunes of the Spanish administration in
Cuba for years during the last revolu-
tion, with the rank of Colonel, and
earned for himselt a dreadful reputa-
tion as a mau of blood and iron.
Moreover, the Cuban leaders here
hiut at acts ot cruelty, to women and
defenseless prisoners in his past, in a
fashion that augurs ill for the rebels
who come within his power this time,
and they predict that he will soon be-
come iovolved in trounle with the
United States Government ar theresult
of the ill treatment of American citizens
who may be unfortunate enough to fall
General Weyler quitted Cuba svon
alter the suppression of the last rebel-
lion, and has since dwelt in Spain,
‘holding the important command of
Captain General of the Province of
Senor Palma, the representative in
the United States of the Cuban revolu-
tionary party, speaking to-day ot the
supereeding of Campos said :
“This action on the part of the
Spanish Government is not wholly un-
expected. General Campos is one of
Spain’e most famous commanders, and
at the beginning of the revolution he
boasted that in a few weeks, and at
most but a few montns, he would sure-
ly crush out the rebellion, but now, af-
ter 11 months, he has been obliged to
shut himself up in Havana, unable to
cope with the adroitne-s and vim of
the Commander in Cuiel of the revola-
“The Spanish Government thinks
that by the subsiitunion of another gen-
eral they will meet with hetter success,
General Campos’ withdrawal from
command, in mv opinion, 18 because
the officials at Midrid cousidered his
treatment of the Cubans too humane,
They want a policy of more cruelty
pursued, and this they hope to have
the new commander carry out, think. !
ing thus to torce a people struggling |
for their independence into subjection. .
“No, general, and nothing short of
independence, can quell the spirit of
the Cubans. Their strength caunot be
weakened, and 200 000 men would be
put into the field to-morrow if they
could be properly armed.
“It seems to we, and [ believe it will
80 appear to the American public, that
the were fact of Spain being compelled
to change generals at this period ot the
war should demonstrate the strength ot
the revolutionists and hasten the time
when the United Siates shall recognize
When Gonzales Quesada, the Secre-
tary of the Cuban revolutionary party
in the United States, was informed of
the intended appointment of a General
to replace Martinez de Campos, he ex-
claimed with enthusiazsm :
“Good !' That is worth ten battles
to us. This is considered as a confes-
sion of the fate of the Spanish Govern-
ment in Cuba, as General Campos was
the first military chief in Spain, and
also one of the ablest politicians. In
this opinion, we are borne out by Gen-
eral Azcarraga, the Minist-r of War of
Spain, who, on the 7th of January, in
denying the rumor of the resignation
of Campos’ retirement, said that the
retirement of General Campos will be
the first national defeat before the re-
bels, before Europe and before the Un-
They Will Head for Turkey.
Miss Barton and Her Red Cross Associates to
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.— Miss Clara
Barton, president of the American Na-
tional Red Cross, accompanied by her
assistants, leit Washington to-night for
New York... The party will sail by the
American liner New York to morrow
on their mission of mercy, No intima-
tion has reached Miss Barton through
the Departn.ent of Siate whether or not
the Sultan has copsented Lo permit the
party to enter Armentn. Durirg the
absence of Miss Burion, P. V. Dagraw,
of this city, a director of tke organiza-
tion, has been appointed as her repre-
sentative in the United States, with
power to actin all hatters affecting the |
Red Cross society. |
~—Do you read the WATCHMAN,
Is [Secretary Carlisle to b2 the Presi-
CinciNanTi, O., Jan. 19.—The 7%ib-
une will to morrow say: There now
seems to be no question that John G-
Carligle is an avowed candidate for the
nomination for president, in some
quarters, it ie believed that he has
been selected to perpetuate the Cleve-
In Washington last week it was
definately ascertained that Mr. Cleve-
land was not a candidate and would
oot accept a fourth nomination even if
it was tendered him. A geotleman who
in known to be quite close to the presi-
dent, raid to a Tribunereporter in the
Arlington hotel last thursday that Mr.
Cleveland did not believe in third terms
and felt that the country’s safety de-
pended on frequent rotation in office.
It was a very noticeable fact duging
the three days that the local commit
tee was in Washington, trying to get
the National Democratic convention,
that many of the delegates did not care
to exhibit a preference until they had
consulted the secretary of the treasury.
His wish was theirs, and at least
five votes came to Cincinnatti by reason
of fealty to Carlisle.
Governor Caleb West, of Utah, made
no concealment of his position and he
plainly said that he was for Carlisle
for president and would vote for the
city that Carlisle wanted.
Republicans Atraid of Grover,
The Washington correspondent of
the Chicago Times-Herald writes as
follows : The ‘most significant thing
under the surface in the senate is the
iright of the Republican leaders.
They are actually becoming afraid of
Mr. Cleveland. They are fearful lest
he carry the business men and the
mooey power of the country with him
on the financial question. Mr. Gor-
man, who hates Mr. Cleveland, but
does not permit his hatred to blind his
jndgment, bas already warned the Re
publicans that unless they look sharp
the president will cut the ground out
from under them. “You must do
something or the old man will beat
you yet,” said Mr. Gorman the other
day to a number of Republican lead-
ers, “He is catching the business
men, the men of capital, the men of
affairs. He has already caught the
waeses With bis jingo. First thing
you know he will gather in the church-
es by a raid on the unspeakable Turk.
Then where wiliyyou he? Unless you
can give the coultry some evidence of
your capacity to législate wisely on the
finances the man in“the White House
will eat you up next yew’
Must Be in Ballot Form.
Judge Greir Decides a Particular Point in
SOMERSET, Pa., Jan. 21.—Judge
Greer, of Butler, to-day decided that
editor Coffroth, of the Somerset ¢‘Demo-
crat” was entitled to $213.09 of the
$229 60 bill which he presented for
prinung election notices and payment
of which the commissioners had refus-
ed. The decision was of interest, inas-
much as it affected the publication of
Sheriff’s election proclamations, and was
the first judicial utterance given on the
question since the Baker ballot law
went into effect, Judge Greer held
that the act of assembly required the
proclamation to be published in the
form of a baliot, and said that publica-
tion in other forms was clearly illegal.
The question was raised by the action
of the county commissioners, who had
refused to pay ex-editor Coftroth’s bill,
as he did not comply with the law.
Judge Greer instructed the jury to
etrike out of the proclamation as pub-
lished by Coffroth all matter not spe-
cially directed to appear therein by the
Baker ballot act, and to return a ver-
dict for the balance.
It Will Not. Astonish the People.
HARRISBURG, Jan. 21. —The vote cast
for State Treasurer at last November's
election was computed in the Senate
chamber to-day by a Legislative com-
mission composed of Judge Simonton,
Senator McCarrell, president pro tem. of
the Senate; Speaker Walton of the
House of Representatives ; Senators
Stiles, Critchfleld and Milleisen and Re-
presentatives ~~ Cochran, ' Culbertson,
Long, Dambley, Herzog and Saunders,
Judge Simonton announced the result
Haywood, Republican, 456,745 ; Mey-
ers, Democrat, 282,481; Berry, Prohi-
bitionst, 20,779 ; Dawson, People’s,
7,802; Anton, Socialist-Labor, 1,329.
Mr. Haywood was notified or his elec-
tivn, and formally accepted the position
of State Treasurer.
AMEs, Towa, Sept. 30th, 1893.
GENTLEMEN :—I enclose you a pic-
ture of our baby girl, in appreciation
of your Castoria and what it has done
for her. She was eight months old
(when the picture was taken) and weigh-
ed twenty-one pounds. She has had her
Castoria every night since she was two
weeks old, and shall continue to use it
until she gets her teeth. Her name is
Mona Louise Fowler, and she has never
had ggsick day—thanks to Castoria.
htt Very traly,
‘Mgs. F. N. FOWLER.
——During the past year the Beech
Creek rail-road’s coal tonnage from this
and Clearfield counties aggregated in
round numbers 3,000,000 tons. To
carry this quantity of coal required the
So far Rush township has sixteen
candidates for supervisor and itis not
certain that the returns are all in yet.
WHO OWNS THE SIDEWALKS, —
Judge Clayton, of Delaware county, in
recently charging a jury in a case in
which the rights of the sidewalk were
the bone of contention, laid down the
law in reference to pavements in such a
manner as to clear up some of the points
to which there has been much appre-
hension. He said. *“The owner of
real estate also owns the sidewalk in
front of his property, subject to the
right of pedestrians to use it for travel-
ing back and forward, but outside of
this he owns the sidewalk as much as
any other part of his property. It can-
not be used for roller skating or any
other play ground for children or other
purposes without his consent. If it is,
he should first order them to leave, and
if they resist he may use as much force
as is necessary to remove them, but no
THE Poor OVERSEER CONTEST. —
There seems to be ‘‘blood on the Repub-
lican Moon’ here in Bellefonte, be-
tween the aspirants for the nomination by
that party for the position of Poor Over-
seer. Mr. Jas. I. McClure, who.form-
erly filled that place, wants back again,
and Mr. Isaac Miller who is now filling
it wants to be continued where he is.
The fight is hot and seems to be getting
hotter. McClure is determined to win
and Miller is just as determined that he
shall not. To Wednesday’s News, Mil-
ler furnished a statement of a column
in length, showing the amount of money
received and paid out for poor purposes
since Esquire Keichline closed his ac-
counts as Overseer in March 1886. - It
is interesting and instructive reading for
the tax-payers of Bellefonte. In clos-
ing up his statement Miller says, and he
ought to know, that,
“At the time McClure went out of
office, it was discovered that in addition
tothe sum of $8372.03 he had floated
unpaid orders on the borough to the
amount of - - - 4170 04
with amount paid - - 8372.03
made a total of $12542.07
“In addition to the above bill about
two thousand dollars of unpaid orders
given by McClure, which were not re-
turned to the auditor, have come in
since making a total of $14,542.07 for
keeping our poor one year which is
about eight hundred per cent more than
it costs to keep the poor in any of the
other towns in Penn’a.” Si”
“Voters how do you like this “This
Js.your money ! this man McOlure has
squandered and charged “you for doing
it. These figures are taken from the
auditors’ books and are correct and can
be seen by any citizen who will take the
trouble to look.”
Keichline kept the poor of this bor-
ough, for $5746.58 and yet ‘it takes
$12542.07 for McClure to try to keep
them. Do you want McClure again 2’
“The way tosave your homes from
being taxed to pay for McClure’s mis-
management is to go to the primaries
2 Saturday the 25th and vote against
(Signed) Isaac MILLER,
ADAMS-WILLIAME~At ihe residence of
the brides parents, on Jan. 20, by H. H.
followed by several farmers given. A very
good paper was read by T. W. Fishér
subject : “Fruit and Fruit Trees” which
was understandingly handled. Trimming
fruit trees for best result in fruit and
benefit to trees was given by D. N. Kern,
followed by discussion: Kern and Wm. P,
Fisher did not agree as to the bes
time to prune. Kern says Ist of June
Fisher says Ist of October.
Prof. Geo C. Watson Professor of Agri-
culture State College gave a most excel-
lent talk on ‘plant food and how to get
it,” followed by a discussion which
brought out many very good points.
P. M. session opened by the choir. “When
is best time to trim grape vines?”
answered by Wm. P, Fisher late fall and
early winter. Professor Watson gave an
instructive talk on egg production, des*
cribing and giving plans for the building
of houses, feed and care, for the encour-
agement and forcing of the product. This
lecture was listened to with great inter-
est, as most every one keeps hens. The
Professor seems as he says very much in
lovewith the hen. Discussion followed
by Prof. Watson, D. N. Kern, Wm. Short-
lidge and-others. Hon. John A, Woodward
gave a good talk on the “educational
needs of the farmer,” which he shows to
be very much the same as others, but
more extended as his business is more
varied and his sons and daughters go to
give strength to other protessions, a fact
which is too little thought of by farmers.
Evening session opened by the choir.
Prayer by Rev. Eland, followed by D. N°
Kern in a talk “Does Farming Pay ?”
which he answered in the afirmative in a
very quaint way which characterized all
of his talks.
Another ggcellent piece of music such
as we had in every session of our insti-
tute, for which we are under very great
obligations to the choir, was followed by
Hon. John A. Woodward in a paper on
“Emphatic Farming” of excellent com-
position, and read so that everyone in the
crowded house could not help but hear
and appreciate. This paper is chuck full
of good points, The institute was a de-
cided success, the large room being full
each session after the first, although some
of the workers on program were not pre-
sent. Secretary Edge set a good example
to others by bringing his wife along, as
the women as well as men can teach as
well as learn at these institutes. We
will all learn more as we become better
acquainted with each other and our bus.
iness. OweN UNDERWOOD,
Pine Grove Mention.
Jim Reed says its another boy only hal” a
The venerable Gabrial Lucas ¥obably the
oldest veteran in Centre Countgg*is oti con-
fined to his bed, with ho
M. Meek, will makel (he old lady comfortable
in her latter, d/gy,
Little M¥arlie, second son of Charles and E I-
8% Lytle, died on the: 19th inst., aged six
months, after a short illness, from catarrh fe-
Rev. Guyer's sermon to the juniors, last
Sunday, caused some of our geographical stu™
dents to wonder and inquire if Great Britain
really was in England. -
We are exceedingly scrry to note the illness
of George Bell with pulmonary trouble that
has caused great alarm among his hosts of
friends who wish a speedy recovery for him.
We wish to make amends*to our last letter
in which it was stated tiatthe J. U. A. M-
officers elected J. M. Kepler as alternate
representative. It should have been J, M.
The J. 0. U. A. mechanics have a festival
slated for the first week of February, and as
the receipts are to aid the orphans home, we
hope the treasury will be liberally replen-
George Washington Woodward Miller one
of Halfmoon township's best Democrats, was
circulating among our agricultural friends.
Osman Eeq., Mr. Ralph R. Adams, of Port
Matilda, and Miss Esther Williams, of
Farmer's Institute at Unionville.
A Farmers Institute was held in the M.
E. church in Unionville Jan. 16th and
17th under the auspices of the State
Board of Agriculture. Prayer by Rev,
King ofthe M. E. church. Organized by
electing Hon. John A. Woodward Presi-
dent and Owen Underwood Secretary-
Address of welcome by Rev. King, res,
ponse by Hon. Thomas J. Edge Sceretary
of State Board of Agriculture.
The afternoon session opened with
music by the choir, followed by a talk on
potato culture by D. N. Kern of Shimers-
ville, Lehigh county, giving different
ways of cutting seed, preparing ground,
cultivating and fertilizing ; for the latter
he considers wheat bran the best and
cheapest, put in the row at time of plant-
ingand more added latter and worked
nto the soil. A short discussion on feedg
for the dairy cow followed, the principal
instructor being Secretary Edge. Music
by the choir, after which Secretary Edge
gave a very good talk on commercial fer-
tilizer brands and their meaning, showing
that farmers by not understanding them,
buy every year a great amount of stuff
that they do not need. He says “pay no
attention to the second row of figures in
the analysis on the bags, always buy high
grade goods, and send a postal to the Sec:
retary at Harrisburg and get the list of
fertilizers and their value, then you may
know whether the price asked for any
brand is more than it is worth or not.”
Evening session opened with music by
the choir. Dr. Frear State chemist of
State College gave & most excellent talk
on home made fertilizers, as to their care
and application to prevent loss as much
as possible. This lecture should have heen
heard and heeded by every farmer in our
use of 120,000 cars averaging 25 tons to
the car, or 342 cars per day, making
eight trains of 40 cars for every day in |
the year. i
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FaraL AccipeEnt.—Hayes Holter, |
formerly residing near the toll gate |
above Valentine’s, and for some time an |
employee of the Valentine Iron Co.,
while attempting to jump on a mov-
ing freight train, at Tyrone, on Monday |
evening last, was thrown under the cars
and had both legs crushed off. He sur-
vived the accident but a few hours, and |
bis remains were forwarded to his home
; at Spruce Creek, to which place he was
trying to get, when attempting to board
J. H. Harpster read a very good paper
entitled, Grasses which showed much
study of the subject. A discussion on
potato culture opened by Mr. Ulrich of
Monroe Co., followed, participated in by
D. N. Kern, Secretary Edge and others.
“How should lime be applied ?” Secre-
tary Edge thinks it is best applied on
, top, on young grass, that it may be in.
corporated into the soil before being
plowed under, as the tendency of lime is
to go down on account of its greater
weight than the soil.
After a very fine piece of music by the
Friday morning session opened with
music. Discussion, on manure, “how
should it be cared for and used, plans’
buying wheat and handling the ribbons over a
© 2:30 stepper.
Rey. A. A. Black will hold communion ser-
vices in the Bethel church next Sunday at 10
a. m., preparatory services began on Wednes-
day evening with Rev. Isenburg o: Centre
Hall in the pulpit. : :
Mrs. Emma wife of D. G. Meek of Fairbrook
was last week summoned to the bedside of
her sick brother, D. M. Weaver of Bellwood
whose life has been despaired of ever since
he buried his only son some months ago.
Mrs, Rev. Illingworth of Rising Springs,
with her interesting little boy, drove up this
week as she is often wont to do, to spend a
few days under the old family roof tree,
where her hots of friends are always glad to
John Smith the all around furniture man at
Rising Springs spent a day or two with his
aged father this week. John reports Republi-
can aspirants, who are anxious to serve th®
dear people down their as numerous as frogs
in Egypt. >
A jolly surprise party was given at the home
of W. H. Smith, near town on the evening of
the 17th inst, in honor of his oldest daughter,
Gertrude'’s, nineteenth birthday. The affair
was a complete surprise to Gertie, and was
highly enjoyed by all the participants.
Mr. Charles Lytle, while driving his team
met with what might have been a serious hurt:
While going down hill he was leaning his
weight on the lock leaver which broke aud he
was pitched headfront on to the frozen
ground. Aside from a few bruises and
scratches and stiff joints he was not much the
Much complaint has been heard on all sides
on account of the thieving of grain, meat and
poultry, which has caused people to be on
their guard, and one of these moonlight hux-
ters was greeted the other night with a brecad-
side of small shot, while filling his sacks with
grain. For the present we will withhold the
Last Monday morning the relatives in this
place received notice of the death of Mrs.
Catharine Coble, that occurred at her home in
Boalsburz on the 20th inst., aged 69 years.
Most of our readers will probably know her
better as Katy Duck a sister of Mrs. Harry
Krebs of this place and of Adam Duck of Port
Mrs. Guiliford of Altoons, formerly Adda
, Burchfield, asshe was known away back in
! the early fifties, was last week a welcome vis-
| itor at the home of G. W. McWilliams at
| Fairbrook. For one of her years, she is a
most gracious lady who was once popular in
. educational circles being one of Ferguson
township's teachers. She was one of Judge
Beaver’s classmates at the Pine Grove aca-