Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 29, 1896, Image 8

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    Bellefonte, Pa., May 29, 1896.
To CorrespoxpENTS.—No communications pub-
lished unless accompanied by the real name of
the writer.
Philipsburg wants a paper mill.
Candidates infested Bellefonte on
circus day.
——The town of Beech Creek has three
Christian Endeavor societies.
——“Bill”’ Stuart has joined the Newark
base ball club to play short for it in the
Atlantic association.
——John S. Waite, of this place, has
leased the armory in Lock Haven for the
purpose of conducting a bicycle riding
academy there.
——DMiss Jessie Scott, of Philipsburg,
sails for South America to-morrow. She is
going as a mission worker to Bogota, where
she expects to remain for seven years.
——The Village Improvement society
will meet, Monday evening, from seven
until eight o’clock, at Miss Petriken’s, on
High street. Every member is cordially
invited to be present.
——A party of a dozen or’ more Belle-
fonte wheelman rode to Millheim, on’ Sun-
day, and enjoyed a fine dinner at Musser’s
hotel. On their return some of the party
took supper at Centre Hall.
——The faculty at The Pennsylvania
State College having refused to allow the
ball club to take another trip this spring
the games with Bucknell, Lafayette and
Lehigh have all been canceled.
——Children, unaccompanied by their
parents, are no longer allowed to enter the
Union cemetery. Vandalism grew so bad
that even the cut flowers that were being
placed on the graves of the dead were car-
ried off.
——The raising and moving of the old
Humes property, corner of Allegheny and
Howard streets, is progressing. The 143
jacks have raised the great stone house 9
inches and, as yet, there has not heen a
break of any sort in the interior.
——Dr. David J. Beale, well known to
many of our readers and the author of
“Through the Johnstown Flood,’’ the most
graphic description of that terrible disaster
written, has accepted a call from a Phila-
delphia congregation. He is now in Fred-
erick, Md.
——The Methodists now have their Sun-
day school at a quarter after nine in the
morning instead of at half-past two in the
afternoon. The change evidently suits the
scholars for three hundred and twenty
were present last Sunday, the first day of
the experiment.
——A. C. Mingle, C. P. Hewes, W. F.
Reeder, W. I. Fleming and S. M. Buck, all
of this place, and W. “A. Krise, of Centre
Hall, are in Scranton attending the state
conclave of Knights Templar. While there
they will electioneer for W. I. Fleming,
who is a candidate for the office of deputy
junior warden of the State.
——Frank Peabody Atherton, eldest son
of Dr. Geo. W. Atherton, president of The
Pennsylvania State College, arrived in
Bellefonte, Wednesday morning, on his
way to spend a few days at home. Frank
is director of Atherton’s orchestra of forty
pieces in Detroit and is the same jolly fel-
low he was when with She Bellefonte min-
——“Dr.”” Jerome Smith, of east How-
ard street, has become distasteful to some
_of his neighbors, but which ones he is at a
loss to know. The other day he received a
letter threatening death to him if he does
not leave town within ten days. He does
not propose going, but that is no indication
that he will be dead at the expiration of
the time allotted to him by the local white-
——We understand that the rails will not
be taken from the Red-bank branch of the
Bellefonte Central for some time. Nego-
tiations for the ore already mined and ready
for the market at that bank being in prog-
ress, the railroad company has concluded
to wait a short time to see what the result
will be. If successful that branch will
again be put in operation until all the ore
ready for the market is removed.
—A Hungarian woman arrived in this
place, on Saturday evening, on her way to
Snow Shoe, but as the last train had left
for that place several hours before her ar-
rival here the woman did not know what
to do. She had two children with her and
was without money. After sitting about
the station for some time the authorities
sent them out to the poor house where they
were kept until Monday morning.
—Since the advent of the Globe store,
in Bellefonte, there has been a marked
shaking up in window dressing, but not-
withstanding the admirable efforts of the
old stores the (lobe seems to keep them all
distanced in the originality and art of its
window displays. There is a very pretty
window there now, emblematical of Decora-
tion day. The design was well conceived
and faithfully carried out. It will pay
you to see it.
——The attendance and interest at Mr.
Weaver’s tabernacle still keeps up. Night
after night from one thousand to twenty-
five hundred people gather in the big tent
to listen to the singing, reading and preach-
ing evangelists. It is a great improvement
on the old fashioned camp meeting, but
seems much like that for there is bible
reading at three o’clock, young people’s
meeting at four and a service of song and
the evening sermon at half past seven.
On Wednesday evening the Junior class of
the Bellefonte High school contested for
the Reynolds’ prize for oratory, at Gar-
man’s. Then were six young ladies and
four young gentlemen on the program
and they entertained a fair audience
in a highly satisfactory manner.
After the invocation by Rev. Zehner Mr.
Ammerman introduced Wallace Reeder,
who delivered Henry Armitt Brown’s cen-
tennial oration. The you man spoke
very nicely and appar gly at
ease before such a large audience, especial-
ly so, when it is considered that he was the
first speaker. Alfred Irvin followed with
“Sergius to the Lion,”’ a long and difficult
declamation which he handled admirably.
Miss Maud Miller's delivery of ‘‘Parr-
hasius and the Captive” was good and
pleased the audience, as the liberal ap-
plause she received attested. “In the
Signal Box’’ was the subject of a very ef-
fective bit of work by Miss Myra Carson.
With a full round voice, splendid enun-
ciation and considerable force she brought
out the beauty of her piece in such a way
as to make the judge’s work all the more
difficult. A pretty little story was told by
Miss Alice Ishler in “Sister and I.” Her
effort was very creditable indeed. Miss
Millie Wagner followed with a recitation
of ‘‘Nellie’s Prayer,” a sad and altogether
sympathetic subject which her voice and
manner carried out toa nicety. Morton
Smith was the next speaker and beyond a
doubt the most natural in manner and
voice of any of the contestants. The way
he delivered the ‘‘Garfield Memorial Ad-
dress” was indeed pleasing, for it was so
free from any nervousness or affectation.
Miss Grace Blackford was next, with ‘‘the
Last Hours of Little Paul Dombey.”” She
was the smallest and possibly the youngest
speaker, but that detracted nothing. She
had the assurance and grace and coupled
the two so remarkably in her recitation as
to be apparently alive to the sad scene she
was recounting. Miss Blackford put much
force into her work. Clarence Harper
compared the dying incidents and glory of
| “‘Andre and Hale’ in a cool, deliberative
manner. Possessing a good strong voice he
makes an entertaining speaker. The last
contestant to speak was Miss Maud Harsh-
berger, of Milesburg, whose flexibility of
voice and ease of manner made her rendi-
tion of ‘‘the Angels of Beuna Vista’ al-
most first prize winner. :
The judges, Mesars Mitchell, Harter and
Gray, decided in favor of Miss Blackford,
with Miss Harshberger second. The award
was very satisfactory, though it must have
taken fine grading to get Miss Carson and
Morton Smith out of the way.
On the whole the contest was very enter-
taining and the class of ’97 has proven that
it possesses the material that will guarantee
an interesting commencement next year.
— eee.
The thirteenth annual commencement ex-
ercises of the Bellefonte High school.
were held, at Garman’s, yesterday after- |
noon and evening. The house was
crowded at both meetings with friends of
the young graduates and none were disap-
pointed in their expectation of a delightful
event. The stage was prettily set and
decorated with potted flowers while the
prevailing colors in decoration were those
of the class of ’97, red and black. The
motto ‘‘a posse ad esse” was conspicuous,
as if a reminder to the young ladies and
gentlemen of the reality to be gained from
every possibility by earnest work.
The program for the day was as follows :
Overture, ; Keystone Orchestra.
| Invocation.
Music, Orchestra.
Salutatory and Essay, —Nature's Harmony.
Elizabeth B. Orris.
Oration,—Duties of Educated Men.
: Thomas B. Hamilton.
Essay,—The Tottering Throne. Mary F. Lambert.
Music, Orchestra,
Essay,—A Noted Family. Katharine H. Benner.
Oration, —Is 13 an Unlucky Number ?
J. Willis Knox.
Essay,—The Empire of Pennsylvania.
© Frieda Baum.
Music, \\ Orchestra.
Essay,—The Influence of Music.
L. Myrtle Longacre.
Oration,—The Land of Possibilities.
: Willis A. Ishler.
Essay,—Is Life Worth Living ? Mable Fauble.
Music, Orchestra.
Oration,—Garfield. James G. Wright.
Essay,—On the Threshold, and Valedictory.
A. Blanche Underwood.
Musie, Orchestra.
Music, Orchestra,
Music, Orchestra.
Commencement Address,
Hon. N. C. Schaeffer, Supt. of Public Instruction.
Presentation of Diplomas,
D. F. Fortney, Esq., Pres. of School Board.
The first and second honors were won by
Miss Anna Blanche Underwood, of Belle-
fonte, and Miss Elizabeth Blackburn Orris,
of Milesburg, respectively. The graduates
are Misses Anna Blanche Underwood, Eliza-
beth Blackburn Orris, Katherine Hunter
Benner, Mary R. Lambert, Mabel Fauble,
Frieda Baum and L. Myrtle Longacre and
Messrs. James G. Wright, J. Willis Knox,
Thomas Brew Hamilton and Willis Alden
lic schools of Bellefonte closed for the sum-
mer vacation, on Monday, and very enter-
taining exercises were held in both the
North and South ward buildings.
——A new company for the manufacture
of fire brick at Sandy Ridge is applying for
a charter. Among the incorporators are
W. A. Scott, Pittsburg ; George D. Blair
and E. J. Pruner, Tyrone ; George W. Mc-
Gaffey, William P. Duncan and O. P.
Jones, of Philipsburg. It will be known as
the Iron City fire brick company.
——Rev. father Kinney, at one time
priest of this parish and also of that at
Snow Shoe, died at Centralia, Pa., last
——There are 523 inmates in the Hun-
tingdon reformatory. Altogether there
have been 2,076 boys confined in that in-
——While Blair county is preparing for
a lavish display on the occasion of her semi-
centennial the sheriff of that county is ad-
vertising fifty-four properties for sale.
——The annual Sunday school conven-
tion of the Altoona district of the Alle-
gheny conference of the United Brethren
church will be held here, on Wednesday
and Thursday, June 10th and 11th.
SET ae
—The “Woman's Edition” of the Wil-
liamsport Sun, published for the benefit of
the hospital, last Wednesday, was a pleas:
ing success. An extra edition of four
thousand was required as the first of 8,000
was sold by ten o’clock. The editorials are
especially good—indeed the whole paper is
much better than the many we have seen.
Every article in it is worth reading and its
one hundred and twelve columns of adver-
tisements will net a goodly sum.
——Rev. Dr. Colfelt, of Bedford, preach-
ed in the Reformed church, in this place,
last Sunday evening. He had been up at
the College and by invitation of Dr. R. L.
Gearhart came down and filled his pulpit
here in the evening. Dr. Colfelt, until re-
cently, was pastor of the great Broad and
Oxford Presbyterian church in Philadel-
phia, but his idea and doctrine that there
should be but one church and one creed he-
ing contrary to that of Preshyterianism
he resigned and is now at Bedford. He is
a wonderfully able and gifted man and his
sermon here was very much enjoyed. It
will be remembered that on the occasion of
his last visit here he occupied the Preshy-
terian pulpit, but as some of the members
of that church found fault afterwards he
was not asked to preach ‘there on his recent
visit. The members of the Reformed
church were so delighted with Dr. Colfelt
that they secured him to preach for them
again on Sunday. He will officiate at hoth
morning and evening services in that
MARRIAGE LICENSES.—Following is the
lists of marriage licenses ,granted by
orphans’ court clerk, G. W. Rumberger,
during the past week.
Thomas O. Williams, of Hommers, Cam-
‘| bria county, and Susanna Williams, of
Worth township.
Frederick J. Gross and Louise Maurer,
both of South Philipsburg. .
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He WANTS His PAy.—Hiram M. Good-
man, of Haines township, was in town, on
Monday, looking after his claim for dam-
ages in the destruction of the Ettlinger
house, at Coburn. As the county commis-
sioners are not convinced as to who is liable
a stated case will be presented to court for
decision. Neither side is anxious to incur
any additional expense and an amicable
adjustment will be sought.
BUILDING.—The frame dwelling house oc-
cupied by Miss Ella Garbrick and her aunt,
at Eagleville, caught fire early Sunday
morning and was totally destroyed, with
nearly all of its contents. The women were
in bed when the flames were discovered and
narrowly escaped burning. As it was Miss |
Garbrick received several slight burns,
while her hairand eye-brows were scorched.
Three men were seen running from the
vicinity of John I. Thompson’s barn, in
Lemont, about 10 o'clock last Saturday
night and a few moments later flames were
discovered bursting from the building. ‘By
the time the alarm was given the barn was
all ablaze and burned with such fury that
the stables on the properties of Samuel
Weaver, Charles Whittle and Elmer Evey,
adjoining, were soon on fire'too. The de-
struction of the four buildings was com-
Some grain and hay was destroyed and a
few chickens, but everything else of value
was removed from the stables. Thompson’s
loss is estimated at $1,600 with $900 insui-
ance. One of the other stables was partially
insured, but the others are total losses.
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lowing order will be observed in Bellefonte,
on Saturday, May 30th.
The parade will form in the ‘Diamond’,
at 2:15 o'clock p. m., and move promptly
at 2:30, over the following route: Alle-
gheny to Bishop, Bishop to Spring, Spring
to Howard, thence to the cemetery.
R. C. Irvin, chairman of the commit-
tee on decoration, will be at the Gregg post
rooms to-morrow morning, at 7:30, to re-
ceive all contributions of flowers. It is to
be hoped that there will be lavish offering
of floral garlands for our soldier dead.
The veterans and P. O. S. of A., of Sa-|
lona, will join the Mill Hall P. O. S. of A.
in decoration exercises at Cedar Hill ceme-
tery. The Mill Hall band will furnish the
music and Joel Herr Esq., will make the
At Lamar the K. G. E. and the Sunday
schools will lead the services. The parade
will form at 9 o’clock in the morning and
visit Mt. Bethel and St. Paul’s cemeteries.
After the decoration of the graves the
memorial oration will be delivered in St.
Paul’s church by H.T. Harvey Esq., of
Lock Haven.
A FINE BALL GAME.—Bucknell Uni-
versity and State met, on Beaver field, on
Saturday afternoon and played one of the
finest games of hall that had ever been seen
at the College. Though a number of errors
had a tendency to mar the early part of the
game both teams got down to clean, hard
work and made such an exciting finish that
everything else was forgotten. The visitors
played better hall than State and would
have won had it not been for that concen-
trated potion of luck that seems always to
carry the blue and white through at home.
The score stood 4 to 2 in favor of Buck-
nell when the ninth inning opened and
there was little hope that State would be
able to do anything, after having failed to
score for six preceding innings. Spiesman
and Curtin both got on the bags, when the
inning opened, then Walker came to the
bat. He had struck out only a short time
before, with men at second and third, and
there was little hope that he would save
the day, but just then a big mastiff ran
across the diamond, ‘‘Mickey’’ McDowell
turned around three times and ‘‘Baldy’’
Sauers stood up. That did the business.
Walker smashed the ball. My, oh my,
how it did go. Cutler, the short legged
middle fielder for the visitors, ran after it
faster than any one thought he could go,
but long before he got the ball to the in-
field Walker was home, having chased in
two runs ahead of him. Bucknell was
blanked in their half and the game ended
mid the greatest excitement.
The visitors acted the gentlemen from
| start to finish, the game having been void
| of any unpleasant kicks. At the very start
| off they showed an inclination to guard
| against trouble of any sort and the feeling
| of pleasantness that existed throughout the
| game was a matter often remarked by the
| spectators. Trainer Hoskins, of the College,
| was supported by the upper classmen when
| he showed his determination to keep the
| field clear. Tt was he proper thing to do
| and State will find herself the more honor-
ed for having acted as she did.
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days since word came from Pittsburg to
| Scotia to close down for the present, and
arrangements were made at once to put the
| machinery and mines in a condition of ‘‘in-
| nocuous desuetude.”” What the close down
| meant none of the employees understood,
| nor have they at this time any idea of why
it occurred or how long it is to last. These
| mines have heen the best paying and most
| extensive ore mines ever opened in this sec-
| tion of the State. An output of three-hun-
| dred tons per day could be made without
| extraordinary effort, and all through the
depression in the iron trade and the differ-
| ent panics that had knocked the starch out
| of business generally, they have run more
| regularly and paid fairer rates of wages to
| the workingmen than any other mines.
| During the campaign of 1894 they were
| closed down for a couple of months, and
| there was no end to the assertions of the
| Republican newspapers of the county, and
{ Republican local speakers, that it was be-
| cause of the Democratic majority in Con-
{ gress. That year the Democratic majority
| was blotted out and since then the Repub-
| licans have had an overwhelming majority
| in the lower house of Congress and sufficient
| strength in the Senate to organize that
body. If these Republican bodies that are
| responsible for our laws—that for two years
have had the power to enact such legisla-
| tion as they choose—have done anything
| at all that is calculated to benefit either the
owners or workingmen of Scotia, we would
now like to know what it is ?
Under the circumstances, the situation
up at Scotia, at the present time, will hard-
ly be ascribed to political conditions by
our Republican friends, who are so boastful
of their big majorities hoth in the State and
in the U. 8S. Congress.
RAN AWAY FRoM HoME.—Taking ad-
vantage of his father’s absence 13 year old
Charles Baylets ran off from his home, on
the Mrs. Reuben Valentine farm, on the
Jacksonville road, east of this place, at
noon last Friday. The last seen of the boy
was when a neighbor’s little girl noticed
him going across the fields toward the
ridges. He wore a brown shirt, jean pants
and heavy plough shoes. It is not known
whether he had any money with him or
not, but his father is of the opinion that the
lad had nothing of value with him.
Mr. Baylets was in this place, Monday
morning, on his way to Altoona
relatives live. It was his beli
had run off to join the circus that exhibit-
ed here on Wedn , and knowing the
| boy would keep -under cover during the
I stop here he had hopes of. picking him up
in Altoona. ;
Chatles is a strong boy for his age and
| quite bright, though with a slight turn to-
| ward impudence. He never liked farming
and always declared his intention of get-
| ting at something else as soon as he would
grow older. He is 4 feet 3 inches high,
| has light hair, blue eyes, florid complexion,
+ protruding ears and the end of one of his
fingers is missing. Any information as to
| his whereabouts would be thankfully re-
| ceived by his father, John Baylets.
| Swiler and Miss Harriet McCafferty, both
| of this place, journeyed to Williamsport, on
Friday, and were married before their re-
turn. It was not a surprise to the friends
. of the couple for the happy affair had been
expected for some time.
The bride is the youngest daughter of
! William McCafferty and is a most estimable
| woman, while her husband is a moulder
by trade and a young man with many
| friends. They returned on Saturday night
and will go to house keeping on Beaver
| street. :
July 2nd, 1815, John Thomas, of Snow
Shoe, died on the 22nd inst, after two years
of illness with brain trouble. He had long
been one of the foremost and esteemed resi-
dents of the pretty mountain town and his
name and that of his family was coincident
with the early thrift of that place.
His good wife, Sara Jane McCullough
before her marriage, survives with three
children, William, Daniel and Edward, all
of whom are at home and the only living
members of a family of six children.
Though Mr. Thomas had never identified
himself with any church he wasa God fear
ing, righteous man. Rev. Rishell, of the
Methodist chnrch, conducted funeral ser-
vices at the house, on Sunday morning, and
interment was made at Gillilandtown.
tively short illness, as a consequence of the
breaking down of old age, coupled with
heart trouble, ended in the death of Mrs.
Jane Biddle, aged 73 years, relict of Abra-
ham Biddle, at her home at Stormstown,
on Saturday evening. Her illness had not
been looked on with any alarm hy her
friends and relatives and her death was a
decided surprise.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday
morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was made
in Gray’s burying ground. The surviving
children of the deceased are: Mrs. J. P.
Eves, Mrs. I. G. Burkett and William
Biddle, of Stormstown ; Mrs. E. Lytle,
of Baileyville ; and Mrs. John Cowher, of
Centre Line.
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Mrs. Amos Brawn, of Chester Hill,
near Philipsburg, was found dead in bed
on Saturday morning. On Friday evening
she had retired feeling fatigued, though
not unwell. Her daughter discovered that
she was dead when she went to waken her
in the morning.
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——Mirs. Kunes, aged 92, and probably
Mill Hall’s oldest resident, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. John Brid-
gens, Tuesday afternoon. The old lady had
been ailing only about 10 days. Her re-
mains were interred at Eagleville yester-
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——The five year old daughter of Jacob
Moyer, of Fillmore, died with brain fever
last Thursday night. She had been ill two
News Purely Personal.
—Miss Emma Crider, of east Bishop street, is
visiting Miss Mary L. Copelin, in Tyrone.
—Dr. and Mrs. R. Leighton Gearhart are at Day-
ton, Ohio, attending the general synod of the Re-
formed church.
—Miss Mary H. Linn left, yesterday, for Ithaca,
N. Y., where she will visit for some weeks her sis-
ters, at Henry Sage's, one. of Cornell's princely
—Edward H. Harris and George Thompson are
home from the University in Philadelphia for the
summer vacation. The former is studying medi-
cine and th Tatter dentistry.
—T/B. Budinger Esq., of Snow Shoe, drove in
with party of gentlemen from that place to at-
tend the circus, on Wednesday. It might have
been business that brought them here, but it
looked very suspicious.
—Withoutany other excuse than that of want-
ing to see it “Billy” Tobias came up from Mill-
heim, on Wednesday, to sce the circus. Right,
old boy, the fellow who hasn't any circus blood in
him misses a great elixir.
—Edward Thomas, youngest son of the late
John Thomas, of Snow Shoe, and every inch a
gentleman, was in town, on Monday, attending to
some business consequent upon the recent death
of his lamented father.
—Thomas P. Cowdrick was at his home, in this
place, during the fore part of the week resting af-
ter the completion of several contracts in Lewis-
town. He is a son of M. W. Cowdrick, of Niagara
Falls, and, like his father, is a practical far seeing
brick contractor.
—Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Speer, Mrs. Woodwayd,
little Joe and Mrs. Rachel Larimer, returned from
Reedsville, Monday. They say the drive is no
longer one of delight and beauty, for the fire fiend
has burned and killed and devastated until the
mountains are a blackened desert.
—Mr. and Mrs. Frank Montgomery are in Phil-
adelphia, where Mr. Montgomery, we are sorry to
say, is sick in bed at the home of his fatbet-in-
law, Mr. Hassell. He has not been well-gince he
had the grip and went to the city to-Consult Dr.
Curtin, who gives every encouragement for his
entire recovery with rest and ehange.
—Mrs. D. H. Hastings, her little daughter Sarah
and her sister-in-law, s arrived in town Tuesday.
Mrs. Hastings and” Mrs. Rankin returned to Har-
risburg Wednesday evening. Sarah remained
with her _gfandmothér, Mrs. Barbara Rankin,
where she is to stay until after the St. Louis con-
—A note from an old subscriber, a ulian, last
Tuesday morning, enclosed a check to pay his
subscription in advance and also a query as to
whether he comes in under our cheap rate -ar-
rangement. It affords us great pleasure to state
that we are only too happy to give our old friends
every advantage extended toour new ones and
when a man like Daniel Irvin Esq., who is the
gentleman referred to, is concerned we can hon-
estly count him a friend, since he has read: the
Warcnman since the very first issue,
—We are glad to know that there is one man in
the world satisfied with his condition, for certainly
it is a rare occurrence to meet with any one who is
content in this restless, grasping struggle for
more, more, more. On Monday, the venerable
Shannon McCormick, of Ferguson township, was
in town on his way to visit his son, Dr. McCor-
mick, down in Nittany valley. While waiting on
the teat spent a few hours pleasantly in this
office and unwittingly preached a sermon far
stronger and more consoling than half those heard
from pulpits. Mr. McCormick is too well known
in Centre county for us to speak any words of
praise of his unique personality, representative of
a type of men now rarely met with. Zealous in
his love of God and the Lutheran church and un-
flinching in his devotion to Democracy he is a
man who neither fears the jibes nor jeers of those
who have tried to laugh to scorn his oft declared
sentiment that next to the €hurch “the Demo-
cratic party is the grandest organizative in the
world.” Just the other day one of the leading Re-
publicans in Centre county remarked, after Mr.
Mr. McCormick had left an evening train at Le-
mont: “There goes the d———est copper-head
there ever was in Centre county.” “Copper-head”
or no “Copper-head” he is a man of deep convic-
tions and one who has moulded character and
shaped thought for good in the community. It is
a matter of regret that we have so few of such he-
roes now, but so long as Shannon McCormifk
lives we will have one of them, go
bin when the family will come home to go
nto their own house. :
last bulletin gave forecasts of the storm
wave to cross the continent from the 27th
to the 31st, and the next will reach the
Pacific coast about June 1st, cross the west
of Rockies country by close of June 2nd, the
great central valleys 3rd and 5th, eastern
States 6th. These disturbances will have
more than usual force, very considerable
rains accompanying them in many places
where droughts have been prevailing, and
the average weather for this time of the
year. The warm weather will cross the
west of Rockies country about June 1st,
great central valleys 3rd, eastern States 5th.
Cool wave will cross the west of Rockies
country about June 4th, great central val-
leys 6th, eastern States 8th. In the next
week’s bulletin will he given a general fore -
cast of June weather. The April and May
weather rules the grass, oats, wheat and
barley crops, while June and J uly weather
governs the corn crop in the great corn
A SPLENDID CIRCUS.—With every thing
as new and bright looking as could be the
Robinson and Franklin brothers combined
shows exhibited in this place, on Wednes-
day. The show did good business here and
merited it too, for a better one could not
be wanted.
The parade, the first display made by the
circus, created a favorable impression that
was carried through every department. To
specialize the marvelous feats that were seen
under the great canvas would necessitate
a mention of nearly every feature, for they
all seemed stars.
Probably the most noticeable one was
the fact that the evening performance was
not curtailed at all, as is usually the case.
When the press notices of this show bhe-
gan to arrive we imagined them the work
of a clever press agent, but even though
Mr. J. H. Davis, the gentleman who acts
in that capacity for the show, isa clever
fellow and quite capable of getting most
anything he wants out of the fraternity the
show merits all we have read concerning it.
: PETRY $e :
——Therg was quite a large attendance
at the United Evangelical convention, at
Lemont, yesterday and the day before. The
sessions were all interesting. Forty-eight
delegates were present.
State College and Vicinity.
| Mrs. Hutchison, of Washington D. C.. is
| visiting Mrs. W. C. Patterson.
Citizens ! Citizens! take warning from
Lemont’s destructive conflagration and organ-
ize a fire company.
We are pleased to have with us again our
good soldier friend J. Calvin Sauers, an old
time Democrat of the Jeffersonian type, a pat-
tern for the young democrats for strength
and staying qualities. We are pleased also
to note that Grandpap Sauers, who has not
been feeling well for some time, is now much
improved and about town as usual.
Politics is looking up and the candidates
and their friends are just swarming over the
county. They meet you at every turn of the.
road and at every street corner. We have met
within the past few days Wm. M. Cronis-
ter, for sheriff; Jas. A. Emerick, for sheriff :
Wm. H. Fry, for commissioner ; and A. C.
Thompson for legislator and in the list
we should include Robt. M. Foster, our
own candidate, whose nomination for legis-
WANTED.— 50,000 Ibs. of wool—Lyon
& Co. 3t.
S. A. McQuistioN & 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.
CAPES, CAPES, CAPEs.—Having closed
Gut 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. Lyon & Co.
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected weekly by Geo. W. Jackson & Co.
~Jhe—following are the quotations up to six
o'clock, Thursday evening, when our paper goes
ress :
ed wheat............. 70
Rye, per busnel..... 40
Corn, shelled, per bushel. 35
Corn, ears, per bushel..... 15
Oats, per bushel........ 20
Barley, per bushel.... 35
Ground Plaster, per 8 00
Buckwheat, per bushel.................ccoivsocomseeee 40
Cloverseed, per bushel..... 00 to $7 00
Bellefonte Produce Markets.
Corrected weekly by Sechler & Co.
Potatoes per bushel..............
Dnions, ras.
ggs, per dozen.. 10
Lard, per pound.. 7
Country Shoulder %
Sides... 7
Hams..... 10
Tallow, per pound 3
Butter, Der PON. ci iui id iccinccisenrson 15
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