Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 24, 1896, Image 8

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    Bellefonte, Pa., April 24, 1896.
To CorresroNpENTS.—No communications pub-
lished unless accompanied by the real name of
the writer.
——The town reservoir is being cleaned.
I11 health has forced Simon Harper
to with-draw from the firm of Harper &
Kreamer at Centre Hall.
The Bellefonte wheelmen’s club will
give a cycle show and ball in the armory
on the evening of May Sth.
——The Academy base ball club will
meet the State College sub-Freshmen, on
Beaver field, to-morrow afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Miller, of east
High street, are very much elated over a
little girl that lately arrived at their home.
——H. D. Meek, eldest son of D. L.
Meek, of Waddle, is about closing the pur-
‘chase of Krunirine’s drug store at State
——The Union ex-prisoners of war asso-
ciation of Centre county will meet in Gregg
post rooms, this place, at 1 o’clock sharp,
Tuesday April 28th. z
! — Mrs. Sara Gobble, wife of Jacob Gob-
ble, of Snydertown, died last Sunday morn-
ingand was buried on Tuesday. Consump-
tion caused her death.
“A thoroughbred’’ was the name of
a play a lot of scrubs presented to a much
larger house than they deserved, at Gar-
man’s, Wednesday night.
A number of good communications
arrived too late for insertion in this issue,
Some of our correspondents will kindly
send in their reports a little earlier in the
——Judge Beaver, of the superior court,
handed down an opinion, in Pittsburg, the
other day, in which he stated that in the
case of road views the viewers have no au-
thority over the width of the road at all.
John Crossmire, a resident of Cur-
tins’ Works, was in town Saturday after-
noon and got too full of bug juice for- his |
own good. He was just starting home in
his, buggy when the police ‘‘pinched’’ him.
The Philipsburg shovel factory is re-
ported to be the only industry in that town
that has any life at present. It lately
booked several large orders, among them
ports from county political gatherings in
all parts of the State are recording scenes of
ruction and general dissatisfaction the
meeting of the Democrats of Centre, last
Saturday, proved a delightful diversion.
Had chairman Spangler’s call for the re-
convening of the old convention of '95, for
the purpose of electing five delegates to rep-
resent this county at the Allentown state
convention, next Wednesday, contained
concentrated doses of Mrs. Wilson’s sooth-
ing syrup for the delegates a more good
humored gathering could not have result-
Delegates began arriving the night be-
fore. The Philipsburg contingent was the
first on the ground. The people over that
way being a little anxious because three
candidates for state delegate had backers in
that place. Geo. W. McGafley, WwW. H.
Denlinger and J. H. Eskridge were all
mentioned as men whose selection would
satisfy the claims -of friends who urged
their candidacy under the mistaken idea
that they would be able to help certain as-
pirants for the postmastership soon to be
made in that town. Though the contest
was supposed to be a bitter one when the
delegation arrived here the best of feeling
was found to prevail among all of the par-
ty and it did not take long for the Me-
Gaffey men to gracefully concede the honor
to the other two, both of whom were anx-
ious to represent Centre, while Mr. Mec-
Gaffey had not made a personal request for
a place on the delegation.
The convention was the result of a pre-
dicament caused by the changing of the
time for the holding our county convention,
which went into effect last year. At the
June convention, in 95, the delegates were
selected to go to the state meeting but as
that body convened afterwards there were
no representatives for the meeting in Allen-
town, next Wednesday. At first it was
advised that the county committee should
| be called together to select delegates, but
as such a proceeding would have been at
variance with the rules governing the
choice of such delegates it was later decid-
ed to reconvene the old convention for that
purpose. There was a question as to the
validity of such a proceeding until a num-
ber of precedents in the county were found,
then Chairman Spangler issued his call and
the old body got together.
Notwithstanding the country members
| were right in the midst of a very busy sea-
son and that the work to be done was of |
little real importance to the local organiza- |
victories the Democracy of Pennsylvania has
won under his leadership, proud of the execu-
tive ability manifested while chief magistrate
of this great Commonwealth, having faith in
his honesty, integrity and courage as a man,
pure in life, ‘elean in his public career, know-
ing that his views on the financial and tariff
questions are sound and in accord with those
of the present Democratic administration, al-
ways with the people as against rings, monop-
olies and irresponsible bosses; believing
that his nomination would secure for the
Democratic party the electoral vote of Penn-
sylvania, we declare the Hon. Robt. E. Patti-
son as our choice for President of the United
States, and instruct the delegates, this day
elected. to the state convention to do what-
ever they can to secure for him the support
of the Pennsylvania delegation at the coming
Democratic national convention.
: Ww. C. HEINLE.
H. A. MOORE. |
R. D: ForEMAN.
The resolutions were unamiously adopt-
ed thén Mr. Heinle presented the following
resolution, which was also adopted : 2
RESOLVED. That in cae the national dele-
gate is conceded to Centre county that the
delegates, this day elected, use all honorable
means to secure the election of A. S. Garman.
as one of the delegates from this congres-
sional district.
This finished the business for which the
,an inch on the horses that were dragging a
| heavy spring wagon behind them. Several
| times Mr. Conley pulled to the side of the
convention was called and it then adjourn-
Never before, in the history of the party,
has there been such a thoroughly harmeo- |
nious political gathering in Bellefonte.
There was’nt a contest of any sort, nor a
quibble on the floor of the convention to
evidence that there was a spark of ill feel-
ing among all the delegates present.
result cannot but be salutary to the wel-
fare of the party in the county and the ex-
ample set by Messrs Walton, Hysong,
Homer and Swires, the four Philipshurg
men who were championing Mr. McGaf- |
fey’s cause for state delegate, in with-draw-
ing in favor of Messrs Denlinger and Esk-
ridge, rather than make a fight in conven-
tion, is one that should be emulated. Such
actions tend to strengthen the party and
| tied in front of a house down the road and
| ‘they started off hefore he could get back to
The |
keep its organization in a united condition.
It was a graceful thing for the conven- |
Our oF DANGER’S WAY. — Merchant |
Will Conley, with Mrs. Conley, their
daughter Nellie, and Claude Moore were
returning from a visit to Howard, on Sun-
day afternoon, and were just a short dis-
tance on this side of Curtin’s Works when
their horses gave a sudden start. Mr. Con-
ley was at a loss to know what had made
them act in such a way, but could see no
cause for it until Mrs. Conley looked back
along the road and was horrified to see a
runaway team bearing down on them with
almost lightning rapidity. She apprised
her husband of their danger and he, with
great “presence of mind, lashed his horses
into a gallop in order to keep out of the
way of the runaways. For duite a dis-
tance they raced, but seemed to gain not
road ; the runaways followed. Then he
realized that he must keep out of their
reach else they would run his carriage and
its precious freight down, with possibly
fatal results. The wild race was kept up
for about a mile when the runaways sud-
denly put an end to it by turning off into a
cross road.
The team was finally caught on Aikey’s
hill. It belonged to Patrick Nyman, of
Taylor bank. He had left the horses un-
i Gr
A RicocHET SHOT HIir Hiym.—Henry
McMullen, a man 56 years old, was dig-
ging post holes for a fence he was building
about his property near the chain works on
the Mileshurg pike, on Monday morning.
He had just recovered from a three week’s
illness and was little able to stand the
shock he received several hours after he
had started work.
McMullen’s place stands up against the
and considerably above the
stream, therefore the man had little thought |
of danger from the gun of Harry Hassinger,
a 19 year old boy, who was shooting at
wild ducks down below him. MecMaullen’s
helper heard bullets hitting the fence and
started to go behind the house. At that
tion to do, to give Philipsburg two of the instant there was a report and McMullen |
five delegates. The act was significant, | Was seen to throw his hands to his head |
coming as it did not a week after a Repub- |
lican body had treated its contingent |
from that quarter in a decidedly shabby |
Lock Haven intends celebrating July |
and stagger. A stream of blood began
trickling down from his right temple and |
the other man ran to him. He was led in- |
to the house, where he was made comforta-
ble until the arrival of Dr. Hayes. It was
found that a 32 calibre ball had penetrated
——Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
nights, of next week, should be given
up to the drummer boy of Shiloh. You
will want to go every night after you
have seen it once, there is so much of in-
terest in the play. ;
SETTLED.—The case of J. Z. Long ct al vs.
H. L. Harvey et al, the already famous case
involving the Disciple church at Howard,
has at last been settled. In. the supreme
court, on Wednesday, the decree of associate
judges Riley and Faulkner was sustained
and the decree of judge Furst annuled.
The case was brought up in 1890, when it
was tried before D. S. Keller as master.
He died before the work had been finished
and Clement Dale was appointed master.
The latter ruled in favor of the plaintiffs.
Then the defendants appealed from his
ruling to judge Furst who, without con-
sulting the associates, handed down a de-
cree in which they reversed both the decree
of the president judge and the finding of
the master. The case finally found its way
into the supreme court where the very
unusual proceeding of sustaining the asso-
ciates was recorded on Wednesday.
This case has been remarkable because it
grew out of what was nothing more than a
trivial church fight. It has involved poli-
tics, religion and piles of money. The de-
fendants remained in possession of the
property until judge Love came on the
bench, then he handed down a ruling that
ousted them. The judge had been an at-
torney for the plaintiffs previous to his
elevation to the bench.
The attorneys for the defendants, Messrs
C. P. Hewes and Ira C. Mitchell, have
scored a signal victory in having won this
case. It was one that was very complicated
and they worked against other odds that
handicapped them in the preliminary argu-
ments, so that their victory before the su-
preme bench, is a matter of which both
have reason to feel proud. :
—Patty cured to school at Glencoe,
Md., early Monday morning.
—Mrs. R. A. Kinsloe, of Philipsbnrg, was in town
over Sunday the guest of her mother, Mrs. Bar-
bara Rankin.
—Miss Sarah A, Meek, who is just home from
Emporium, has accepted a position at the Lock
Maven Normal as one of the instroctors for the
spring term. :
—Fred Bottorf, of Ferguson township, and his
brother Jacob, of Lemont, were interested on-
lookers at the convention. Both were talking a
little polities in the interest of Jacob who would
A very simple, though impressive, wedding
service was that by which George A. Beezer
and Miss Marie A. Tate were married on
Wednesday evening. It was solemnized at
the parish house of Rev. McArdle at 7:30.
George Hasel acted as best than, while Miss
Beezer, a sister of the groom, was maid of
After the ceremony there was a reception
at the home of the bride’s mother, on Penn
-street, where a number of the friends of
the young couple assembled to congratulate
them. Elaborate refreshments were served
during the evening and all enjoyed the oc-
The groom, who is a very popular young
man about town, is to be congratulated on
his choice of a companion for life. Mrs.
Beezer is the youngest daughter of the late
Col. D. K. Tate, the well known builder and
contractor of this place. She is accomplish-
ed as a musician and is reputed the most °
beautiful girl in town.
They will go to housekeeping in the ap-
partments recently occupied by George
VanTries, on Allegheny street.
For the third time within a year an at-
tempt was made to burglarize the home of
C. R. R. of Pa. conductor John Hall, on
Thomas street, early last Saturday morn-
ing. This attempt was more successful
than the two former ones, for the intruder
succeeded in getting to the second floor of
the house and was ransacking the bureau
drawers in a room occupied by Mrs. Aaron
Friedel, of Williamsport, who was visiting
the family, when she screamed and fright-
ened him away.
He obtained entrance by climbing onto a
{ back window shutter then into the open
window of her room. She was awakened
at the first sound, but as it was very dark
she did not see the man until he stepped
nearer the window, then she screamed and
he fled.
It is thought he was after money, as Mr.
Hall bad just received his month’s pay two
days before, and he left Mrs. Friedel’s
watch and several jewel trinkets untouched
on her bureau. She was unable to give any
further description of the man than that he
was large and well built.
August 4th to August 31st, inclusive, lect-
ures, teachers and specialists will be in at-
tendance at the Chautauqua gathering at
Eagles Mere, the Sullivan county summer
It is undenominational in its char-
acter ; church creeds and political affilia-
tions will debar none. Yet no one will he
accorded a place on its platform whose
like to be county commissioner.
being one for one thousand dozen of coal tion, there was a good turnout. It augured
shovels. “| well for the interest of the party in the fall
Sever) Hew buildings are to be | campaign. The convention convened in
erected at State College during the summer, | the court house at 11 o'clock. Chairman
Fourth in glorious style.
x | the right temple and was flattened against
1 4
| the skull. It was probed for and removed.
| Though the injured man was in a weak-
| ened condition by previous sickness he is
—Mr=. D. H. Hastings was in town last Saturday
visiting her mother and sister. She came up
from Harrisburg to arrange about spending the
summer in their own home on Allegheny street.
——~Stomach troubles drove William
Gibson Morrow to shoot himself in the
head, at Tipton, Sunday morning.
among them being houses for Hamill
Holmes, H. Holmes Sr., the Beta Theta Pi
fraternity and a new store and office build-
ing for W. L. Foster.
The drummer boy of Shiloh is a war
time drama full of heroic and comedy
situations that appeal to every sentiment
of an audience. It is a deep grounded play
that arousés thought from the very rise of
the curtain. Clean and wholesome it is
commended by pulpit and press.
——Bellefonte women have the bicycling
craze. Two riding academies are now
liberally patronized and there are lots of
girls who are making their own beds now
in the effort to bamboozle their mothers
into buying them a wheel. Every even-
ing a numberof them doif the short skirts
and start off for a ride.
Miss Overton, the primary. teacher
-at the Academy, who is a thorough believer
in Freebel’s methods, took her scholars out
flower hunting and botanizing Wednesday
and a right gay time they had. They are
more enthusiastic than college freshmen
and it shows that it pays to interest them
“at the start.
Bessie Miles, the eight year old
daughter of Oscar Miles, of Milesburg, cele-
brated her birthday, last Thursday after-
noon, by entertaining about twenty-five of
her little friends. The house was prettily
decorated and one of the principal table or-
naments was an originally designed cande-
labrum holding eight candles, one for each
year of the little girl’s life.
——Harold Keaven, the four year old
son of F. B. Keaven, of Renovo, was left
alone at home, Tuesday morning, while his’
mother went to a nearby grocery store.
During the absence of his mother the child
scrambled out of bed, ran down stairs and
began playing with the fire. His night
dress became ignited and burned him so
horribly that he died soon after his moth-
er’s return.
——Friday night a bright eyed little fel-
low was a passenger on the Bald Eagle val-
ley railroad train. He was only 7 years
old, and was traveling alone from Johns-
town, Pa., to Syracuse, N. Y. On his per-
son was a tag on which was written. ‘‘This
young man wants to go to Syracuse, N. Y.,
his daddy will be grateful to anybody who
will help him along.” The 13d was pleas-
ant faced, shrewd and was not in the least
uneasy at making the journey by himself,
but rather enjoyed the adventuresome
spirit involved in the trip.
Harry Saunders, colored, got on a
spree Saturday night that came very near
ending in a murder. He and Morris Rine
got into an altercation that resulted in Saun-
ders running home for his gun and following
Rine onto Half-moon hill where a scrap fol-
lowed, during which the gun was dis-
charged, though no one was hurt. Saun-
ders’ wife, fearing that he was up to some-
thing wrong, followed him and when she
saw the fracas began shrieking with the vo-
ciferousness of an old hyena. A femal®
shriek and the loud report of a gun near
mid-night was enough to bring half the
town to the scene of the trouble, but it
soon quieted down. Vv
| Spangler called the body to order after
which he asked for the nomination of a per-
{ manent presiding officer. This was neces-
| sary because of the absence of Ellis L. Or-
| vis Esq., the chairman of the ’95 conven-
| tion, who was out of town. Dr. White, of
| Philipsburg, nominated Hugh 8. Taylor,
{ Esq., of Bellefonte. His was the only
| name presented. The election was unan-
| imous and upon taking the chair the
| young man made a clever speech that
| brought out hearty applause and infused
I enthusiasm at once into the gathering. M.
| I. Gardner, Bellefonte, and I. J. Dreese,
| College Twp., were chosen tellers with
| duties as secretaries. W. M. Cronister,
Worth Twp., was chosen roll clerk.
| The reading of the roll of delegates and
| substitutions having been dispensed with
the election of five delegates to the state
| convention was declared next in order. H.
| B. Herring, Gregg Twp., placed in nomina-
| tion Messrs. W. H. Denlinger and J. H.
| Eskridge, Philipsburg; Geo. W. Jackson,
Bellefonte ; Balser Weber, Howard ; and
‘Wm. Mingle, Centre Hall. There were no
further nominations and the above named
gentlemen were selected by acclamation.
It had taken but a short time to transact
this business, in fact so speedily was it
done that the committee on resolutions did
not have time to finish its work. James
Cornelly, delegate from the South ward
Bellefonte, suggested that Col. J. L. Spang-
ler be called upon to address the meeting.
At once calls for Spangler were heard and
that gentleman was introduced. His
speech was characteristic of him and in-
cluded a warm endorsement of ex-Governor
Pattison in his candidacy for President.
Col. Spangler declared his intention to fight,
as he had never done before, for the party’s
success and encouraged all to make an
untiring contest for the complete redemp-
tion of Centre county. Judging from his
words his position towards Democracy is
certainly no longer enigmatical. D. F.
Fortney Esq., followed with a short speech
in which he expressed his faith in the na-
tional administration’s ability to contend
with every difficulty that confronts it. At
its conclusion the committee on resolutions
reported, through chairman Heinle, as fol-
lows :
FIRST. That we endorse the wise and pa-
| triotic administration of Grover Cleveland ;
! that we commend his efforts to sustain the
| honor and credit of the nation in his purpose
i to maintain a gold standard as the only safe
| basis upon which the financial policy ofthe
| government can rest, s0 as to maintain our
high standing among the nations of the earth,
| restore permanent confidence to the business
| of the country, and prosperity and happiness
| to the people. We rejoice in his broad and
heroic enunciations of the Monroe Doctrine
and his determination to teach the monarch-
! ical governments of the earth that, as a peo-
i ple, we cannot and will not tolerate the ex-
| tension of their institutions, or the acquisi-
: tion by them, of any additional territory on
| this continent. We commend his adminis-
tration in enforcing a strong. foreign policy;
| and at the same time preserving the peaceful
| relations that have so long existed between
1 our government in the world.
| sEcoND. Thatbelieving in the availability
and pre-eminent fitness, mindful of the great
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LosT.—Somewhere hetween Bellefonte |
and State College, on the pike, yester- |
day, a pocket book containing $200 in |
cash and checks. Finder will be liberally |
rewarded for returning same to this office. |
*do — !
The drummer boy of Shiloh, at Gar- |
man’s, next week, promises to be the grand-
est production of its kind ever seen in |
Bellefonte. It will run for three nights,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Seats |
are now on sale and you should procure |
yours at once. The proceeds will be for |
the benefit of Co. B.
——A slick rascal victimized Lock Ha-
ven merchants, on Monday, by order gz!
large bills_of groceries sent to his home |
which was a different place every store he
visited. He carried part of the groceries
with him and ordered the rest delivered
with a receipted bill. Of course he had no
home near Lock Haven and was just in the
groceries he had carried off.
—It is merely a guess, and possibly
a very poor one, when we suggest that
the ends of the Bellefonte and Clearfield
and the Pittsburg, Shenango and Lake
Erie railroads will not be very far apart
when the two lines are completed. It was
decided to push the building of the latter
to Butler at a meeting in Pittsburg the
other day.
——TUp to Monday night great forest fires
had been raging on the Alleghenies, Muncy,
Tussey and Nittany mountains. The un-
precedented dry weather for this time of
year had put the mountains in a good con-
dition for firing and the torch of the fire
fiend was not long withheld. Every
night the heavens would reflect the flames
and ‘during the day the atmosphere was
smoky and heavy as if it had been Indian
summer. The refreshing thunder storm,
on Monday evening, put an end to the
fires everywhere in the county. Such a
condition in April is in marked contrast to
the April of 1874, when it snowed all the
day and night of the 25th and there was 17
inches of the beautiful in the Clearfield
region. It snowed on the 28th and 29th
of April also, during that year.
at Morris’ Coleville lime kilns, on Tuesday
afternoon, -Lewis Batt, a quarryman, met
with an accident in which he suffered a
painful burning of his right arm and face.
He had just finished tamping down a
blast and, after lighting the fuse, was walk-
ing away to a place of safety. Never think-
ing what he was doing he threw the match
he had used to light the fuse into a suppos-
edly empty powder can. As it happened
there was considerable powder in the hot-
tom of the can which became ignited at
once and, with a great puff, enveloped Batt
in a sheet of flame.
His right hand, arm and the right side of
his head were painfully burned before he
could get the flames smothered out. At
first it was feared he had inhaled some fire,
but he is resting comfortably now and will
soon recover.
| getting along nicely and will live.
| very good time up to ten o’clock when the
| “arowler’’ and tried to work it, but _with-
| until morning when he returned to the
with elegant diction ‘and an easy flow of
The shot that struck him must certainly
have ricocheted from the surface of the
water, as he was away above the line on
which young Hassinger was shooting.
S. Murray, who registered at the Bush
house from Santa Fe, N. M., and who is
really a would be student at The Pennsyl-
vania State College from Indiana county,
came to this place and proceeded to get full. |
He succeeded admirably, in fact, from all
accounts, he makes a better roysterer than
a student, and he seeemed to be having a
bars closed. After that time he procured a
out success.
About eleven o'clock he got into a scrap
on High street and a little later was found,
in an unconscious condition, lying in the
middle of the road in front of the laundry.
Blood was flowing from an ugly wound
above his eye and the police carried him to
the Bush house, where he was put to hed
Nothing is known as to his assailants
and no attempt was made to apprehend
them, as Murray is reported to have heen
hunting just what he received.
It is reported that he has been unable to
enter State. He ‘‘was dismissed from
Princeton, several weeks ago, to wait until
his class caught up to him.”
— ee
ever thus. No matter how eminent the
man nor how popular the theme Bellefonte
has never taken kindly to lectures. Last
Friday night Dr. R. Leighton Gearhart ap-
peared at Garman’s to lecture on ‘‘fairy
tales and who first told them.’” Though
very few people were there to hear him
those who did go were fortunate, for it was
entertaining from start to finish. His
work was in no wise affected by the size of
his audience, in fact, he seemed determined
to please and he succeeded admirably.
The lecture displayed deep study. and
profound thought and merited a much
larger house than was present to hear it.
As presented by Dr. Gearhart it was inter-
esting from the start and he enjoyed the
closest attention of his auditors. The
theme is a delightful one because of its
everyday practicability and there was a
world of information cleverly woven in the
lecture. Dr. Gearhart is a pleasing talker,
_——~Captain William Hayes, aged. 62,
died at Mackeyville, Tuesday morning,
after a brief illness with typhoid pneumonia.
Deceased was a daring soldier ‘and highly
esteemed gentleman. Burial will be made
in Cedar hill cemetery this morning.
: ots
——We are anxious lest you forget the
drummer hoy of Shiloh, at Garman’s, next
week. Remember it, for if you don’t you
will never forgive yourself for having
missed what is going to be a wonderful pro-
They expect to come about the first of June and
will stay three months.
—Among the Pennsylvanians who are going to
Europe this summer are Mr. and Mrs. J. L. John-
son ne¢ Stella Nolan, who sail next Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Andrews, who go about the
1st of May and Miss Lizzie Good, of Osceola, who
sailed, on Monday, for a six months stay in
in Russia, Norway and Sweden.
—Among the unterrified who were in town, on
Saturday, to attend the convention were John
O'Neill and M. Dempsey, of Powelton. Both
gentlemen were pleased at the smoothness with
| which everything went off, and went home more
in love with Democracy than ever. They are old
stand-bys over in Rush and can do missionary
work with the best of them.
—Miss Maud Reynolds, of Lantaster, and Miss
White, of Boston, spent Sunday at the home of
Col. W. Fred Reynolds, corner Linn and Alle-
gheny streets. They returned to Lancaster, Tues-
day morning, Col. Reynolds and family having ac-
companied them to be present at the marriage of
Miss Reynolds to Col. Wm. Waterman, of Provi-
dence, R. I, which will be consummated at the
home of Sam’l Reynolds Jr. in Lancaster, on
the 29th inst.
—Jos. W. Walker, U. 8. Marshall for the western
district of Pennsylvania, a man ‘who towers over
most of those whom he meets, was in town, on
Wednesday, on business. He drove to the
vicinity of Snow Shoe where he was looking for
a man named Pownell, but returned in time to
catch an afternoon train for Jersey Shore.
Marshall Walker is a fine looking man and is
614 feel tall. He is a brother of the census com-
missioner for 1890, who was a brother-in-law of
the late Jas. G. Blaine. While here he sub-
peenged C. M. Parrish as a United States juror.
—Thos. N. Magee Esq., of Allegheny, is in town
looking up his ancestral tree. He is a brother of
R. M. Magee Esq., of Philadelphia, and was a
resident of this place several years ago. Until re-
cently he had been a special pension examiner,
with headquarters in Allegheny, but when a short
appropriation rendered curtailment in that work
necessary and he was likely to have his salary re-
duced by half he resigned. Mr. Magee is a well-
known educator, having been superintendent of
public instruction in €linton county for six years,
and it is his intention to get back into the ranks
again. He would make a fine head for the
schools of most any city. .
—‘Delegate or no delegate I. always like to get
to the county convention” is the way J. M. Claar,
of Rush township, apologized for having been
seen in Bellefonte OE It wasn't exactly
because an apology fof being! here was necessary
that he should use such language in explangtion
of his visit to this place, but he is one of those
kind of Democrats who loses no opportunity to
fill himself up with good party enthusiasm so
that he is ready for work at:all times. His friend,
James Dumbelton, of Rush, was with him. He is
a Democrat because he believes in the principles
of Democracy and very few men go deeper in
their reasoning as to the benefits of these princi-
—There was a large delegation of Philipsburg-
ers liere to atttend the county convention, on Sat-
urday. There were more of them probably be-
cause they had had a contest on over there for
state delegate and the friends of McGaffey, Esk-
ridge and Denlinger, any one of whom would
have made good men, turned out to back them.
Among them were Dan Paul, the liveryman, who
had shaved his beard that day and was so strange
looking that his friends did not know him. He
was here as a friend of Eskridge, as was also A.
B. Herd, the hardware man, who would like to be
post-master of Philipsburg again. Albert Walton,
one of the young Democrats who has a hankerin’
for the post-office too, was in town boosting Geo.
McGattey. Jacob Swires, M. B. Hysong and John
Homer were all here to help MeGaftey, but were
satisfied with the way trouble turned out, Dr. F.
K. White, another aspirant to be post-master and
his candidate for state delegate, W. H. Delinger
Esq., were also of the crowd. The latter is presi-
dent of Philipsburg’s hoard of trade and a live
man, in truth he must be for he is president of
the Philipsburg council and the enly Democrat in
that body.
views are known to be against religion,
popular education and good government.
The aim is to provide a system of mental,
physical and spiritual culture for the sum-
mer life that will be both stimulating and
refreshing. Thousands believe with Cow-
per that ‘‘absence of occupation is not rest,
but change of occupation is true recreation.’’
General Beaver is president” of the cor-
poration and Rev. N. H. Schenck, superin-
tendent. All communications for informa-
tion should be addressed to the latter at
Lock Haven.
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The Bellefonte Central rail-road company
will run a special train to State College
this evening on account of the Senior as-
sembly. The train will leave the Pennsyl-
vania depot at 6:45, returning after the
— >to ———
S. A. McQuisTtioN & Co.—Have now on
hand and for sale a lot of nice new and sec-
ond hand buggies at reduced rates. They
have the best low priced buggy on the
market. One that they defy competition
on, both in price and workmanship. See it
before you buy, it will surprise you.
Repairs reduced in price. Shops ad-
joining P. R. R. freight depot.
rere Ammen.
CAPES, CAPES, CAPEs.—Having closed
out the entire line of spring and summer
capes for ’96—for spot cash, of one of the
best manufacturers, we give you the benefit
of this purchase. These capes are all fine,
tailor made goods, cost of manufacture $6
to $9. The poorest in the lot would be
cheap at $5. We give you the choice of the
entire line for $3.75. LyoxN & Co.
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected weekly by Gro. W. Jackson & Co.
The following are the quotations up to six
o'clock, Thursday evening, when our paper goes
ress :
Red wheat we 0
RYE, per BUSHEL. ....0iisienvin in ianeecinnisnnininsnion ~ 40
Corn, shelled, per bushel.. 5) 35
Corn, ears, per bushel... 15
Oats, per bushel......... 20
Barley. et buahel......... 35
Ground laster, per ton 8 00
Buckwheat, per bushel...............ccoscesrmeernnne 40
Cloverseed, per bushel $6 00 to $7 Oe
Bellefonte Produce Markets.
Corrected weekly by Sechler-& Co.
Potatoes per bushel.......
Onivhs Severs ons 5 A
gRrs, per dozen.. 1214
Lard, per Joan, 8
Country Shoulder: 8
Sides... 8
Hams.. 12
Tallow, per pound... 3
Butter, per pould......... nl nie. 15
The Democr c atic : Watchman.
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