Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 24, 1896, Image 4

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Bellefonte, Pa., April 24, 1896.
P.GRAY MEEK, - - Epiton.
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Meeting of the Democratic County
Committee. Sada ad
Notice is hereby given that there will be
a meeting of the Democratic county com-
mittee at my office, in Bellefonte, on Satur-
day the 2nd day of May, A. D., 1896, at
10:30 A. M., for the purpose of apportion-
ing the county into delegate districts in ac-
cordance with the rule adopted inthis
county in reference to its representation at
senatorial; congressional and judicial nomi-
nating caucuses or conventions. The said
committee will also, at the the same time,
transact such other business with ref-
erence to the appointnient of “election of-
ficers for holding the primary election pro-
ceeding the next county convention, as well
as any other matters which come before it,
under the rules of the party.
N. B. SPANGLER, Chairman.
President Roberts’ Opinion.
Mr. ROBERTS, thé president of the Penn-
sylvania railroad company, who has proved |
himself to be one of the most practical bus-
iness men in the country, declared in a re-
cent interview that a re-opening of the
tariff question at this time would ‘be about
the worst thing that could happen to the
general business interests. He is a Repub-
lican, but he ashis opinion, derived
from his business experience and observa-
tion; that we have had” enough iT not 661
much tariff, and that what js most needed
is a better regulation of the curreney and
some definite, certainty as to the value, of
our money. : i
The eminent railroad president is cer- |
tainly correct in this view, yet we see the |
leaders of the Republican party ready
to, precipitate the tariff = question
upon ‘the country, with all its dis-
turbing consequences, as a campaign issue.
All of them are seen dodging the currency
question which Mr. ROBERTS says is of the
most vital interest to the country, but all
of them agree in opening the flood gates ofy*
tariff agitation, of which, in Mr. ROBERTS’
opinion, there has been entirely too much
for the good of the business situation.
The country wants a rest from the tariff
disturbance. Under the present tariff bus-
iness is progressing encouragingly, as is
shown by the remarkable increase in the
exportation of our manufactured products.
The strikes that were-so numerous under
the MCKINLEY tariff have ceased and busi-
ness is settling to a healthy normal condi-
tion. - But tariff agitation furnishes the Re-
publican politicians with campaign boodle,
supplied by expectant tariff beneficiaries,
and already an immense corruption fund
has been drawn from that source and is be-
ing used in the presidential interest of the
Ohio champion of tariff robbery.
The people should put their feet down on
these disturbers of the industrial peace afd]
pigkperity of the country.
Hopefal Sigus Continue.
We made a note, last last week, of the fact
that a change in the political current has
set in. The tide, which for the past three |
years has been in favor of the Republicans,
has turned in the other direction ; with
good reasons Why it should continue that
way from now until the boastful, over con-
fident party, which looks upon its election
of the next President as a sure thing, will
meet with deserved defeat in November.
The town elections that have. recently
occurred in a number of States, east and
west, are indications of this change in the
current. There could be no better indica-
tors of the political drift. . We mentioned
the ‘occurrence of these signs’ in Ohio,
Michigan, Wisconsin, and particularly in
New York State, where the Democratic
gains have been of the most marked char-
acter. And now we have to record the re-
sult of local elections in New Jersey, ‘which
came off last week, ‘showing Democratic
gains in nearly. all localities. The New
York Tribune admits that in New York the.
Democratic success was. astonishing, and
that generally throughout the State “they
made a better showing than Hey. have
done in two years.” |
The fact is they are making > het
ter showing everywhere and there is good
reason why this change is taking place.
The victories of the Republicans since 1892.
were not owing increase in their vote.
It was chiefly due to the fact that large
numbers: of Democrats. stayed away : from
the polls.” They ‘were dissatisfied with
many things that occurred in the man-
agement ‘of their own party, for some of
which there was a real cause for diseatis-
faction while others were imaginary, but
nevertheless it kept them from thé polls.
Bit the disapprobation they were willing.
to display in off years will not characterize
their action in a’ presidential contest. Be-
ing fully convinced that Democratic prin-'
ciples and practices are necessary for the
welfare of the country they wil} rally in
full force in support of their presidential
ticket ; and that they are preparing them-
selves for such a demonstration is being
shown in the result of the local elections.
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hott of ex-Senator A. D. MARK-
LEY, ‘which occurred at Doylestown, on
Sunday, removes from the field of politics
in Pennsylvania an unique Democrat. Un-
der the mistaken: idea that it was for the
party’s good he "took up the cause of the
Pennsylvania Democracy. and, with others,
was responsible for the crushing defeats
the party has suffered in this State for sev-
eral years back.
ee ny secured the endorse-
ment of the Clearfield county convention
| over JAMES KERR, for national delegate,
#1 on Tuesday, after one of the liveliest inter-
party contests ever made in that county.
Why Langdon Was Discharged. .
Announcement on the Subject Made by District At-
torney Graham, in Answer to Communications.
The misapprehension which exists as to
why Samuel Langdon was discharged, as is
evidenced by communications. received by.
district attorney Graham, has called forth
a public announcement from: him as fol~
‘‘In the Langdon case there seems to. be
on the part of some people a misunder-
standing of the cause of his discharge. IT’
think it well that the public should always
understand the reason governing the pein
of ‘officials, particularly those. relating to
judicial affairs.
‘In the Langdon case I'have received in-
quiry from citizens asking if there were not
suspicious circumstances bearing against
the defendant. My answer would be, if I,
were to reply to each one separately, that
there are things in Mr. Langdon’s- conduct
that were very peculiar and might be re-
garded as suspicious, bat it should be
borne in mind that there is no evidence
whatever that any murder was committed.
The doctors, after a most careful investi
tion and examination of the body of
deceased, are unable to. say: from in
cause she died. We cannot suspect an ac-
cused person unless there be some crime of:
which we have knowledge that has been
committed by some one towards whom our.
suspicions may be directed. In other
words, the prosecution was abandoned, as
it ought to have been abandoned,:imme-
diately upon ascertaining the fact that
there could be no evidence produced show:
ing the cause of death, no evidence what-
ever to show that any” murder had "beer type, iti is not the only one.
committed. = Hence, therg was no, ground
or shadow of justification i in ho ding the ac-
cused one day longer in prison. .,
‘One correspondent asks why he was 0%
admitted to bail. My
what purpose? The Commonwealth has
no evidence that any crithe was’ coriimitted
whatever. Hence, how could jt hold a. citi-.
zen in bail when there was no crime of
which he could be accused ?’? i;
Reforms Offered, by Spain.
MADRID, April 20.—The Spasaors.a of the
colonies will make arrangements to put
into effect the law granting’ political we-’
forms to the Antilles. These arrangements
will probably go into opératiot: iti Puerto
Rico June 1st and in Cuba on July 1st.
The government denies that the’ Washing-
ton government prompted this action., The
speech from the throne opening the cortes
will contain a passage dealing with the re-
form. The cabinet will meet on Tuesday
to decide on the wording of the passage.
itary organization such as’ Co.
B., 5th Reg., N..G. P., any town
might be proud of. The drummer boy of
Shiloh, the great war time drama, is to be
played as a benefit for it next week. See
that you patronize the the play liberally.
——Andrew Walde, a. builder and
contractor of Williamsport, ‘and Henry
Heaton, of Boggs township, were chosen
to adjust the damages on the house of
John Jacobs, destroyed by fire on March
20th. _ They fixed the amount at $106.88.
MARRIAGE L1cENsES.—Following is the
list of ‘marriage licenses granted by
orphans’ court clerk, G. W. Rumberger;
during the past week : :
G. W. Long, of Farmer’s Mills, and Ada
A. Long, of Penns Cave.
Stewart Weston and Verna Thomas, both
of Port Matilda.
Milliken Walker, of Boggs Twp., and
Nannie Yearick, of Howard Twp.
F. E. Gutelius, of Millheim,. and Bessie
A. Stover, of Madisonburg.
John H. Bridge; of Clearfield, and Katie
R. Lingle, of Farmers Mills.
Geo.- A. Beezer and Marie A. Tate,’ Botti
of Bellefonte.
Lender Bumbarger, of Milesburg, and
‘I Rosy.C. Smith, of Snow Shoe. Intersection,
CouNcIL BUSINESS. —At the regular
meeting of council, on Monday night, the
following business was ‘transacted :
John P. Harris appeared and asked for a
-@nswer is : ‘For | People; in the. States,
A Letter from t the West Indies.
An Interesting Story Jf the the Inhabitants “of 8an Do-
mingo Told by a Centre County Boy, now Resident in
the Black Republic.
We append an interesting letter which
we have just received from a young civil
engineer who is now in San Domingo,
West Indies, employed on a large railroad
"| constriction. Inasmuch as he is a native
.of Centre county and has several brothers
living i in Bellefonte now his view of the
customs of the people” of those tropical
‘islands should ‘prove entertaining reading.
He has his family there with him and
reports all well and happy.
Guanabano, R. D., West Indies, March 1, 96.
Dear Editor.—Thinking that a letter from
| this country might possibly interest some of
your readers, .I have been intending for
some time to write one. My failure to have
done so, thus far, probably arises from the
fact. that I have thoroughly learned and ful-
ly practice the great rule which seems to gov-
crnithis people, - viz :—Never do today what
can be put off until tomorrow.
The one great word here is manane, mean-
ing to-morrow, and, as we very well know,
to-morrow neyer comes, these people go on
| living the same old, careless, easy, indolent
life that their ancestors have lived for the
past three hundred years, knowing nothing
of improvement, caring nothing for develop-
ment, and putting forth no efforts to better
their condition. And yet, they are apparent-
ly happy. Happiness is probably too strong
a word to use,.I think animal enjoyment
more fitting. They are a peculiar and inter-
esting people in many respects.
While the African is the predominating
There isa con-
siderable mixture of the Spanish, with traces
| of the Indian, in some cases. The features
‘aré much more regular than in our colored
while long, black,
straight hair is by no means uncommon.
They are a brave pcople—when armed with
a machete, a knife, and a revolver, otherwise
perfectly harmless in large doses. When
‘| the work was ‘first started here, about two
| years ago, alniost everyone of them carried a
knife and @ ‘revolver. Cutting affairs and
shooting scrapes began to be ot such frequent
occurrence, that the authorities sent soldiers
along the line and had them all taken off the
the men.: Itis questionable, in the light of
recent events, whether the policy was a wise
‘one or not, as they resorted to pickhandles
.and, the, like when their arms were taken
away. They whacked an American foreman
over ‘thie back with one, and I think it affect-
| ed his head, for always after that, when he
ha Tabi too freely of Dominican rum,
:| he:would get the idea into his head that the
pick handle had knocked him out.
"About a month ago, a young American
:time-keepér: was cracked over the head with
the heavy end of a pick handle. His scalp
was cut open and his fingers almost broken.
Now in view of the fact, that in the major-
ity of cases, they either had no cartridges in
their revolvers, or the revolvers themselves
being too gld and rusty to go off, and inas-
much as they would never allow you to get
near enough to them to be able to use their
knives effectively on you, I think a good siz-
ed pick handle, is more to be feared, in their
hands, than a knife or gun.
They are a generous and hospitable people.
If they have ‘halfa plantain and are hungry
1 enough to eat half a dozer, "they "will “share
| that half of one, with somebody who hasn’t
any. . They can adapt themselves to circum-
stances with the greatest possible ease. If
they have 3 or 4 inches of sugar cane, they
will suck the juice out of it and be satisfied,
if they have 3 or 4 feet of it, they will do the
same thing and bé ‘contented. They believe
most piously that the ‘‘Lord will provide,”
and they never make the mistake of con-
founding their personality with His, or of
assuming His prerogative in the providing
“It has been truly said that “The plantain i is
as the crop is not a failure they are satisfied.
‘| They make little or no effort to raise ‘any-
make pretty good eating—when one is very
hungry and can’t get anything else to eat.
Last Thursday I went down the line, about
seven miles from camp, and not having taken
any lunch with Te, I sent 'orie of my men to
a little ‘‘tiende’’, or store, to buy bread and
‘the curse of the tropical countries.” As long |.
thing else, and why should they? . Plantains
an attendance of thirty little folks,
to say, that with from one-fourth to one-third. |
the labor required to produce crops among
the hills and valleys of dear old Centre Co.,
they could raise more than enough for all
their needs here. The wages paid for labor
on the railroad is one dollar per day (Mexi-
can) which at the present price of silver, is 50 cents in gold. Even atthese
wages, they could save some money, if so}
inclined, but the great majority is not so in-
clined. They are paid off every second Sun-
day and almost all of them, go to receive
their pay with a rooster or two under’ their
arms. After receiving their pay, they putin.
the balance of the Sunday in fighting their
roosters, gambling away their money, and
getting ready to start:in on two more weeks
work, with as little money asthey had before
receiving their pay. They are a great people
for gambling, and the favorite method is by
betting on a cock fight or by playing the lot-
teries. The high state of excitement into
which they work themselves over a rooster.
fight, is utterly incomprehensible to me,
Those who aspire to something a little high-
erin the game of chance and try to. woo. the.
fickle goddess through the lottery, ‘have . a
wide field from which to choose. ° -- 3
Almost every town of any importdnce. real
or imaginary, has its lottery. = Generally for
the benefit of some organization connected
with the church and conducted hy the Padre.
Even little Altamira, a small town of about |
60 palmboard jugua-roofed = mud. floored.
houses, but boasting a church had. its lottery.
I was located there fob 18 months; and ‘the
first Sunday morning of every month the Pa-
dre would come to the house to: try to sell
some tickets. After the services, in, which
he had probably set. forth the great sin of
gambling and rooster-fighting, he wonld then
make the announcement that the lottery
would be drawn, on the Plaza in front of the
chureh at four o'clock p. m. he being grand
master of ceremonies 8 gud} chief Shaker of the
box. / : ‘
This is a good country for Padres to grow
rich in. Soup beats and suits whl not be dé:
cepted for marriage fees. It Costs sixteen
good Mexican dollars to have the knot, tied,
and there is no hanging - it up on the state
either, =. $i
Incase of first cousins, in orien to over:
come any conscientious scruples arising, they
put the price at sixty: dollars. Baptisms cost
six dollars each. Marriages are comparative:
ly few, but large families rather plentiful, I
know oe man, who is said to be the father
of fifty-three children... The. laziest. |
Altamira had a family of twenty-one. The
bringing up of such a family, in the States,
would bankrupt the average man, but it
doesn’t cost much to raise a family here. The
children always go barefooted up to the
neck, until seven or eight, and in some cases
cleven or twelve years old. | The grown peo-
ple are never inconvenienced by the heat, on
account of an excessive amount of clothing.
They never wear shoes, and the women
very seldom have anything on their heads.
It matters not how dirty, tattered, and torn
their clothing may be; barefooted and- cover
ed with mud, they. invariably, have, flowers
in their ‘hair, unless, which is often the case,
they are carrying something on their heads.
I have seen them carry almost everything,
from a bottle of milk toa stove or sewing
machine. It is a sight to see them in the |
rainy. season, with the mud knee deep, a
child a straddle ‘on their hip, a’ bundle oh
top of their head and a big cigar in their
mouth. And yet they are happy and in this
condition I will leave them for the present.
At some futpre times I may give you a de-
scription of the Country, the Government
Etc. W.M. H.
Spring Mills.
Mrs. J. N. Leitzel and Mrs. C. A. Moyer, of
our village, are in the city selecting their
millinery goods.
J. W. Shook; of our village, has eommenc-
ed operation on his new residence. This will
be a fine large ‘dwelling and 4 credit to the
Commissioner Goodhart,, of Potter, and
Wm. Goodhart, of our town, were at Tyrone,
last week, attending the Presbytery in the
interest of Sinking creek charge. .
Prof. D. M. Wolf commenced school here ‘a’
week or ten days since, with about sixty-five
scholars, forty from a'distance. John White
has charge of the primary department, with,
crossing over Linn street, from his residence
to that of J. H. Lingle afto for one’ *b¥er,
Lamb street from the armory to the Humes
property. Both were referred to the street
committee for investigation.
quests for crossings were fora new one over
the alley on Linn street, between the homes
of J. D. Shugert and C.D. Hewes, ‘and ‘a
new one on Blanchard street, over hg
at the South ward school house.:: HAY
The Street committee reported a new
sewer on Bishop street ; also that work is
| progressing finely on the extension of Lo-
gan to Blanchard street. Allegheny and
High street have been partially cleaned. |
The, committee reported that the pavement,
along Ellis Orvis’ property, on Lamb street,
was in bad condition and council instruct”
ed it to order him ‘to repair :the same at
The Water committee reported, that the
water pipe was being laid on east Logan
street and that it should be a 2 inch pipe’
instead of 1 inch. - The committee re-
ported the appointment of H. B. Pontius
water assessor and council approved its ac-,
tion. In the matter of a2 inch pipe on
Logan street the committee was left to ex
ercise its own judgment. Repairs have
been made to the fountain in the Diamond.
A new brick base was put in and the drain-
age improved. A report as to motor Gon-
tracts for the ensuing year showed that ‘all
parties had Sem the. contract except W:
S. Zeller. otor
rate just to run fio job press in his print-
ing office. :
The Fire and Police committee ‘reported |
the arrival of the ball nozzles for the Logan
and Undine fire companies. They cost $40
each and were tested Tuesday evening.
The nozzle makes an immense spray ‘and |
when used for interior fires would shower
water on all parts of a room at the same !
After approving bills to the amount of
$312.16 council agjourned.
Other re-4-
‘|'work on ‘the railroad.
sardines. In case they had no bread to bring
plantains. Hecame'backe with two boxes of
A sardines, which tasted very much like smok-
ed berripg, and sixteen big plantains. , When,
tie had roasted them, we sat down to thé ban
quet, ‘I ate two of them and felt as though I
‘had eaten a ‘‘Brockerhoff house” dinner.
The three Dpminicans ate the other fourteen
plantains and licked the oil out; of the sar-
dine’ cans: They’ would’: have! Deen’ ‘just as
happy, if they had had nothing but the oil.
By the way, the plantain is very much like
the banana. The trees are so much alike, that
other. The plantain looks like the, banana,
is larger, fewer grow ona ‘bunch, and’ is not
‘good eating when raw. When ripe and toast-
ed they taste very, much like apples, When
.roasted green, which is generally the way
they use - them * Here, they ‘taste like’ sdw-
dust, with the: water all squeezed out. The,
trees bear fruit at about nine months, but
never more than one bunch at a time.
down, another. ong grows up from the. old,
stump, which i in time bears its is bungh. and is
-out'dotvn. Ht Ui (ladda
We get large ;bunehes; of bananas for, on
and fifteen cents per bunch, and large sweet
oranges for two and one Half dents’ per doz.
when we pay for them/st all.
hand, I have paid §5,60 per. bushel for. ;pata-
toes, and $12.00 per barrel for flour.
* ‘Since ‘all the men along thie line of the ¥dil-
road have gong: to work on it, the people
raise nothing, but the price. on what little
they i may have to sell. Tt is pretty hdrd
‘semetimes to find anything to eat here in the
| mountains, now that so. many of ,the men
have left their little plantain patches to go to
Sometimes, : after be-
ing .without,an egg in camp for twe, ox three
days, some one will come, to the door and say
“Tniere compror huevos #*—(do’ you Want ‘to
buy eggs). ' The cook smiles and -weall: look
| happy. When in answer to the question
| “Ireanto tiene Usted #*’ (how many have you)
we réccive the answer t“‘oné”, tlie smileleaves
ithe cook’s face and tlie balance of us feel as
| though we were a trifle premature.
| Tho soil, which is very fertile,~produces
i abundantly, if enltivated at all. - I venture
it is very hard todistinguish the one fromthe |
When the bunch is taken off, thie tree. is cat’
On the .other {:
vn rasa
Dr. J: TF. Harter, “of Miitheim, w was here on
Friday:last. “The Drilooks remarkably well
and evidently lives on the fat of the land. Of
course none but the wealthy enjoy life. I
believe he was here attending quarterly con-
ference of the M. E. chuich.
Smith & Bro., furnitude dealers of our
town, have been very busy a)l spring. They
were. ohliged to replenish their stock several
times this season. ‘They are very enterpris-
‘ing ‘and shrewd business men. No misrepre-
sentations of .goads. in their establishment,
hence their sticcess,
The latter part of March about every third
person one met in our village had a very se-
‘vére cold in the ‘head and with it an ugly,
troublesome cough and felt ill generally.
The physicians pronounced it a light form of
‘the grippe.- Tam glad to ¥éport that the mal-
ady is fast disappearing.
The Spring Mills band, under the charge
and instructions, of W. A. Brown, is
improving very rapidly. Now there is some
little harmony, not exactly a ‘‘concord of
.| sweet sound,’ ‘but still a decided improve-
‘ment. A month ago, it made night hid-
‘ecus, and ' almost’ Shiney: Penns creek of
Rev, Tiingsweth, of the M. E. church,
formerly of this gircuit, but now of Warriors
Mark, has issued his bdok entitled “A glance
‘at Penns valley.”” !I have not seen a copy
yet, but I am informed that it is quite a neat
volume of about 100 pages, replete with very
interesting and lively reading matter, besides
illustrations, ete.
M. M, Musser, of Hinge, township, Repub-
lican candidate for the nomination for com-
missioner, was here last week, ostensibly: to
visit his son, who is our efficient R. R., agent,
but in reality to count noses, and ascertain if
any of his political fences need repairing. D.C.
Gingerich, of College township, Republican
candidate for the nomination for sheriff, was
also here seeing how ‘‘things looked.” J. 8.
Hérman, of Lemont, Republican candidate
for the same nomination, was likewise in our
village ‘looking around.” We will have
sawed into a nail. For they do say he made
a great fuss about spoiling that nail.
4 Wm. H. Williams, a tip ‘top fellow and a
several years of ¢areful nursing it has been
more of them, as the cry is: “still they come.”
All Through Brush Valley.
Dan Lose, of Millheim, spent Sunday at
Last Tuesday the Rebersburg hotel was a
nursery depot. y
Dr. Edwin Burd, of Bellwood, was in Re-1
bersburg last week.
Dr. Hosterman the dentist has returned
from the city and is located at Wolfe Store.
The Rebersburg Academy has forty schol:
ars, ‘nearly all of them being of this valley.
All ‘the cattle of Newton ‘Brungart, a
farmer near Wolf Store, were poisoned, sev: ;
eral valuable cows have already died,
W. M. Cronister, a candidate for sheriff from
Worth township, was in the valley on Tues-
day calling on his Democratic friends.
E. J. Wolf, of Wolf’s Store, and Luther
Miller, of Kearnsville, are the two Brush val-
ley students attending Prof. Maynard's,
school at Millheim.
The, good bye Sermon of Rev, Brown, as 1
preferred calling it, from an etymological
stand point, was preached last Sunday a. m.,
to a full house. The church was not erowd-:
ed as two other ministers had services at the
same hour. Thus the revérend' closed a’ suc
cessful ministry of about six years. "Many peo- |
ple, from Wolf’s Store were, present. Rev. :
Brown was ‘highly ‘respected | asa minister,
student and citizen. . In some respects he will
be missed by all. - His sermons have always
been suggestive and practical and his bearing
dignified. We sincerely hope God will bless
him in his new field of labor and that his har-
v est will be great.
Port Matilda’ ‘Pointers. 3
Qur supervisors are begining work 0 on the
publie roads. !
The. farmers are busy as bees getting their
oats in, and, oreparing. the ‘round, $ for corn
We claim to be a very mibidl and evil ¢om-
munity. ‘Yet from present appéarances we
will ‘be Hore than represented at the ext’
session of court.
‘Dorsey: Jones, who was Droniting at
Matternville, passed through our town, Tues~
day, on his way to Bald Eaglé furnace, where
he'is going to locate and do 'smithing,
As we heard some of the WATCHMANS
readers at this place wondering, last week,
what had become of the ‘Pointers’, we, will
say that circumstances made it impossible for
them to be on deck.
E.R. Williams, an excellent miller and one
of our best citizens, has taken charge of the
Bald Eagle flouring mill. He moved. there
Wednesday with: his family. . Mr. W. was a
desirable neighbor and we are sorry to lose
him. ot °
We have many religiously inclined young
men.who walk three miles out into the coun-
try to church Sunday evenings while church
is going on right at home. Of course the
walk home in the early (?) morning air is in-
vigorating. v
We still have an occasional call from one of
the many aspirants for official honors. . From
a conversation the other day, we concluded
that one of them, at least,” would ‘be - willing
to step out of the race if he had his money
back. He seemed not one bit confident of
the result,. ; ,
William Young is almost a8 swift with the
saw and hatchet as he is with the mail. This
week, he erected a kitchen which is a great
improvement to his dwelling ; but. fortunate-
ly we were not in hearing distance when he
Pine Grove M Mention. ;
Mrs, Rebecca Murphy, who has been in for |
some weeks, is better.
Our old friend D. L. Miller. was laid. up.
last week but is again able to hold the plow.
J. Baker Krebs is instructing the youth of
our town and has quite an interesting school.
Grandmother Fye, who we mentioned last
week as seriously ill with yoenmonty, is con-
valescing nicely.
The venerable J. Shannon McCormick, ‘hale |
and hearty for one of his years, is ishing
Penns valley friends. . ;
Mrs. Abram Pifer was a pleasant visitor on
among old friends this week. She isas enter- :
taining as in her girlhood days. i
prominent candidate for commissioner, was
interviewing his Ferguson frignds a a ow days
BRO TE ’ i? i
Prof. Jacob Rifotie i is making SH
for'a tour through the souther "states this’
Summer. He will follow his. voeation of.
teaching i in which we ‘wish his success. Va
The good people ‘of Hublersburg can ¢on-:
gratulate themselves upon sectiritig the ser:
vices of Miss Sue Dannley. ‘She is'one of our
most successful and experienced’ teachers. :
Hon, J. T. McCormick is justly proud of a
beautiful cedar tree which he dug. from: the
historic Round. Top at Gettysburg. After
transplanted to the lawn where it gives every
evidence of thriving! ‘ims
The dignified - form" of Col. J.-H! Woed-
ward, of Howard, was visible on ‘our’ streets
Wednesday.’ “While here he’ purchased’ a:
spanking team of percherons from ‘MY. Bow-
ersox. The Colonel is a lover of fine stock
and knows a good horse when. he sees it, .
‘Soap-making and. house-cleaning are’ in
vogue again and candidates make their visits
short. Last week candidate Runkle sized up’
his followers ahd this week George E. Par-
ker, of Philipsburg, is looking over his old
camping ground to see what his, 1ces, for:
the sheriff are.
‘Our’farmers are ‘well on with their spring
work. During the excessive hot weather
last week many “horses were laid’ up for re-
pairs and quite a number, laid down antl; ney-
er got up. . The recent showers have given
everything a green tinge, excepting the
wheat fields that look starved ‘and barren,
There are hundreds of acres that ‘will not
yield the seed. SE
Our agricultural friend, Lot Rimport, has
sold his beautiful farm to his nephew, John
Kimport. Although a carpenter he’ knows’ a
good thing when he sees it and seizes it when
he can. The farm is well improved, is sup-
plied with water from a never failing well
by an automatic pump and-is pleasantly
located.. It is well worth the price upwards
of $4,400, . After April 1st 97, Kimport will
Mego: General trans. sian
‘Chief of Staff.....
:| Colonel Robins
Major General, Cheatham.....,.
lay the hatchet and saw aside for farm work.
ft isa pity he isa Reptitioen; tdi}
Th iw fala Bove ny glopy:” look -
Fields Lies had a perfect ph Bbts hd
fall, today have a most miserable appearance.
Potato planting will be over-done this year
again without a doubt. The cheapness of the
seed is causing many to plant the tubers in
order to get them ont of the road, with an ex-
pectation of reaping a profit.
There are prospects for a hoom at the star
tion. There is good ground for stating that.
itis only: a question of time when \a well:
equipped chop mill will be in operation.’ Al-~
so a creamery fitted with' the latest improved
machinery, including a separator. This
move will be of great benefit to the farming :
The borough school I, arg; enti :
of extending the school term some four. or
eight weeks. If these authorities want to do.
something really creditable to: themselves
and ‘beneficial to the whole population let
them add ‘at Teast two months to the public’
school’ “term. ' Don’t Keep" children from
school for the sake of saving a few pennies | to >
each individual.
The Boozer — Boal wedding,
felt ‘at homg¢, in fact you ‘could feel no other
way when in Mr. and ‘Mrs. G. M [._Boal’s
hands by invitation. The ceremony which
united David A, Boozer and Martha Boal in,
nrarriage, was performed by the Bev. Beal.
assisted by Rev. Eisenberg; and was aceord-:
ing to the Presbyterian faith. The bride was
’ handsomely dressed and looked ‘exceedingly
pretty. * The’ groom ‘was all happiness” dnd
| who dare question his right. Hearty congratu-
lations were oxtended by the hundred guests,
and then a feast followed, the preparation, of :
which for a four days previous scented the air.
for miles:around with an aroma that caused -
the epicures to endeavor to hasten the ap!
the presents’ .
pointed hour. To mention
wottld be a task, on account’ of number, suf-
fice’ it to say that'they all were of rionpariel :
order and delivered without stint.
“Boots, Magusiner, 3 Etc.
The Forum for May will ill are for its le Ae ar-
ticle a brilliant analysis of ‘‘the political situa-
tion by Mr. E. L. Godkin, edjtor of the New
York “Evening Post.” Mr. Godkin decl ares that,
the two problems, which at present constitute the.
sum total of our politic s, are the tariff question
and the currency question. With regard to the
latter he thinks that what the chmmpions of a gold
standard really demand’ “ig not £0 muc h the gold 1
standard, as assimilation in. currency: matters. to.
the other great commercial nations, ‘and the ab- 2
solute abandonment of the currency question as a.
That we shall secure these.
things at one election he does not consider likely, -
political issue.”
but “the election of a President ona sound-money.
pla atform will be a step toward it and a, great one.’
This work of currency reform, in Mr.
opinion, will require a first-rate financier to’ di-
rect the operation—such a man, for instance, as
Alexander Hamilton or Albert Gallatin,—and he
ridicules the idea of McKinley's being called up:
on to preside over a financial situation of such ex-.
traordinary perplexity. Jn fact, he considers
that, the, Republican party, in its search for a.
standard-bearer, “has reached a region of extraor-
dipary intellectugl poverty and moral weakness, .
—n region toward which it, has for ‘many years.
1 been steadily marching. "Tn short, ‘Mr. Godkin _
believes that. the election to the Presidency of
Mr. McKinley—who, in his opinion, is without a
single qualification except love of a high tariffi—
would be nothing less than 4 national misfortune.
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Ines Boy. of Shiloh.
Under Auspices of Company B.: Fifth Regiment,
N. G. P.,—Fred B. Wigle, Manager,— April: 290%,
30ik, aiiey Ist 1896.
Mart Hoard, (the, Spy. 2) ...GGeo. R. Meek.
Uncle Joe (the darkey).... “red, B. Wigle.,
John Howard (the drummer boy.).. Alfred Brishin.
Harry Howard, afterward of Co. D, Maurice Trone,
Farmer Howard, a veteran of 1812..A. Scott Harris.
Frank Rutledge, afterward sergeant in
Confederate army.. ...Hugh 8. Taylor,
Major Rutledge, Tosident at Kentucky ‘
afterward of C. 8. A.............Boyd A. Musser.
Farmer : Elliot | neighbor of Farmer
§ HOWBM.iivnrriveisanibie sien nrstiv wojames Herein
Tom Elliot, afterward in Co. D........Paul Gearhart.
ol D. Geltig
‘| Rasty Smith (the Dutchman) afterward: %
oorporal... eirh sidiaans HATE: P. Harris. :
Mrs. Howard,.. J)
Jennie Howard...
Mrs. Mart Howard..
Mrs. Major Tuje0ge.
.....Miss Millie Smith.
Mrs: Elliot... .Miss Katharine Harris.
Goddess of Liber Miss Lula ‘Harper.’
Sisters of CHALE evvever rss ary Quite.
Tiers M. Bear.
pict Tague:
Captain Cou D..ic.een. iin ..Jerome Harper.
Captain Cos. 6: and a sisiaeennise Ad Reist. i
+n Malcolm Pete
Lieut-General Johnsos
Chief of Staff...
Union and’ Confederate soldi 5 ordetlick. ' ge.
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1 evening of last ‘week, was quite an affair.
Evérybody was in a happy mood ; éverybody
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