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—MCKINLEY wants one hundred cents
worth of silver in a dollar, and so far as
heard from no one has filed any objection.
—Calves make up the best scene to be
seen in the gredt social comedy that is put
on at sea shore resorts by this kind of
—It is evident, from the appearance of
things, that HENRY WATTERSON has gone
out of business as a platform maker in
—PENROSE boodle beat WANAMAKER
piety, in Huntingdon county, on Saturday.
There is no use in talking the politician
who gets ‘‘the boys’’ gets the persimmon.
—They called the late DANIEL DoOUGH-
ERTY ‘‘the silver tongued orator,” yet no
one had the nerve to say that what he said
was worth only half as much as it seemed
—HANNA is reported to be on deck in
St. Louis, but it is the colored delegate
whose feet are full of blisters. He has
to walk the streets at night for want of a
place to sleep. ;
—The elements cleaned Altoona and
Hollidaysburg off thoroughly, on Sunday,
and now nature is doing her best to make
the places beautiful for the golden anniver-
sary of Blair county.
—Do you think that the men, whose in-
comes for a minute are nearly ten times as
much as a laboring man earns in a whole
day, are a class who have the interests of
the latter honestly at heart ?
—The Republicans have a sort of a pig
in the poke in MCKINLEY. He is theirs,
sure enough, but they don’t know what
they have and are not likely to know,
either, until he feels inclined to talk.
—The college graduate and the fair
seminary girl are now being cast out on
this cruel, cruel world, only to find that
all of their smartness will prove of no avail
~ unless mixed with a little hard, practical
—If any one imagines that the Demo-
cratic party in Centre county is not strong
and enthusiastic all they need to do, if
they did not see for themselves, is to ask
some one what it ‘was like in Bellefonte on
—Lieutenant TOTTEN is trying to make
the world feel gloomy by predicting its
early dissolution. The ministers and evan-
gelists of the land have an excellent reme-
dy for that feeling, if you should happen to
to have it.
——1It is a wonderful mixture to be
farming on Marsh creek, practicing law,
and be the Prohibition candidate for Legis-
lature, all at the same time, yet that is
just what H. WILBUR BICKLE, Democratic
county auditor, is doing.
—DANNY Woop, the popular Tyrone
railroad man, has a tin MCKINLEY cane,
which a Tiffin, Ohio, friend has just sent
him. If such a gift was intended to
wheedle DANNY into support of the major,
that friend deserves a tin ear for such a
—Professor CHARLES STEWART having
just announced to the Royal institution, in
London, that there are three hundred thir-
ty-five thousand hairs on the average
on the human head, it now remains for
some investigator to count the number on
the upper lip of the up-to-date chappie.
—The Oak Hall stage horse that fright-
ened and ran away when it saw a flag that
was intended to make the stage coach look
patriotic, on Decoration day, must have
had some Spanish blood in it. It cut about
the same caper the Spainards do every time
there is even a sign of Uncle SAM’S colors
being flaunted in their faces.
—Inasmuch as the last cargo of Cuban
tobacco arrived in New York, on Monday,
we would advise everyone to look to the
cultivation of large cabbage crops. The
American people are nothing if not equal
to any emergency and even if WEYLER
denies us the Cuban product we will have
our own fragrant cabbage leaf to fall back
—The colored delegate to St. Louis is
meeting with a cool reception. None of
the hotels will entertain him and the at- |
tempt to charter a steam-boat for his habi-
tation has even failed to carry. Since Mc-
KINLEY is such a mighty straddler it seems
strange that he can’t cover them all. He
expects to mother the whole batch, so why
keep them out from under his wing.
—Lieutenant TOTTEN, the scientist who
has tried to scare people to death so often
before, is sure that in the recent storms in
the West there is a warning of impending
disaster to the universe. Of course he fig-
ures it out all right and has always reduced
his argument to a most convincing form,
but old GABRIEL has failed to run on Tor-
TEN’S schedule so many times that there is
hardly anything to make us believe he is
going to appear as soon us the Lieutenant
—In the selection of HuGH S. TAYLOR
for county chairman for 1897 a representa-
tive of the young Democrats of the county
has been honored. He is a young man
who has been thrown on his own resources
for years and the fact that he is now a
promising attorney, with numerous other
business engagements, is evidence that he
has the sort of get up needed in a party
manager. If he makes it as warm for Re-
publicans next year as he. did for Belle-
fonte, as superintendent of the steain heat
works, he will have made a glorious coup
BELLEFONTE, PA., JU
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
NE 12, 1896.
Ended in Disgrace.
This week the most disreputable con-
gressional body that ever assembled in the
national capital will close a do-nothing ses-
sion of six months.
‘‘Disreputable’’ is rather a harsh term to
apply to the law-making branch of the
government, but it is not wrongly applied
to a body whose adjournment carries with
it a reputation that will be a disgrace to it
for all time.
No other legislative bedy ever assembled
with the deliberate intention of injuring
public interests. No other one ever con-
vened ‘with a cold-blooded and calculating
design to do nothing in order that the
country might be the worse for it.
When this Congress got together it was
determined that there should be no legisla-
tion that would relieve the finances, im-
prove the currency, or contribute, in any
way, to a restoration of business prosperity.
Its sole purpose was to continue a had con-
dition of affairs, and, if possible, to make
it worse, in order that the ‘‘calamity’’
might be charged against the administra-
tion of another party. The people were to
be embarrassed with the interition of fool-
ing them as to the cause of their embar-
In the pursuit of this design this Con-
gress failed to provide for an increase of
revenue, while it piled up unusual ex-
penses that would require an exorbitant
out lay. It refused to legislate for the
correction of defects in the currency, yet
did all it could to harrass the administra-
tion struggling to maintain the public
credit that was imperilled by a defective
currency system. While it was inactive
in doing nothing to restore public confi-
dence, the only activity it displayed was
in restraining measures that would have
revived the stricken interests of trade and
commerce and given new life to prostrate
Its do-nothing policy was designed for
political effect. The sole object of the ses-
sion was politics, and the Republican party
was intended to be the only beneficiary.
The general injury that was done for the
benefit of that party made the session a
crime against the nation.
“Rebuking” the President.
What silly stuff Republican organs can
indulge in when the supposed interest of
their party calls upon them to make a dis-
play of their foolishness. For example,
some of them are boasting of the rebuke
which Congress administered to President
CLEVELAND for vetoing the river and har-
bor bill by passing it over his head.
Let us examine the character of this re-
buke. With a display of the most unex-
ampled extravagance a combination of con-
gressional log-rollers passed a bill that ap-
propriated $80,000,000 at a time when
there is a deficiency of revenue and a pési-
tive refusal on the part of Congress to enact
measures to supply the deficiency. The
President vetoed this log-rolling scheme,
not only on account of its inherent extrav-
agance and corruption, but because the pub-
lic revenues were not sufficient to meet
such increased expense. But although
these were good and valid reasons for veto-
ing the bill, the combination of congres-
_sional spoilsmen, who were eager for a di-
vision of the ‘‘pork,’’ contained in the riv-
er and harbor barrel, passed the profligate
measure over his veto, and the organs call
this a rebuke administered to the Presi-
This is a kind of rebuke similar to that
which would be administered to an officer
of the law by his being over-powered by
depredators with whose getting away with
their swag he had interfered. In the de-
moralized Republican mind it is the officer
of the law and not the depredator that de-
Its Corrupt Methods.
A scare has been created among Mc-
KINLEY’S backers by the report that the
‘‘gold-bug” interest in the Republican
party, that is not satisfied with the major’s
wobbling position on the silver question,
and fears that he has an understanding
with the mining camps, has raised a fund
of $1,000,000 to defeat his nomination at
St. Louis. It is not probable that “here is
anything substantial in this rumor, but its
circulation shows that the MCKINLEY
crowd think they have reason to fear that
the same corrupt means that were em-
ployed to secure his great majority of the
delegates may be resorted to at the conven-
tion to prevent his being nominated. It
further shows that the currupt use of money
in’ politics has become so familiar to the
Republican mind that the expenditure of a
million dollars at St. Louis against Mc-
KINLEY would be considered by them as
being as much in the order of politics as
was HANNA'S boodle in putting McKiN-
LEY ahead of his competitors.
The politics of the country have certain-
ly been subjected toa terrible ordeal of
corruption by the methods of the rascally
old party which has made money the con-
trolling factor in accomplishing political
objects. The injury it has done to free
and popular government, by its corrupting
practices, are immeasurable and may be
The Stick That Stirred the Monkeys.
The MCKINLEY men are showing great
anxiety to have speaker REED as the nomi-
nee for Vice President. They want him
for the purpose of giving strength to the
ticket which cannot be imparted to it by
the man who will be the chief candidate.
The speaker, however, is determined that
he shall not be lised to remedy the defect
occasioned by MCKINLEY deficiency, and
will not occupy the second place on the
ticket if a positive refusal can prevent it.
He deeply resents the fake methods by
which a comparatively insignificant char-
acter like MCKINLEY has heen pushed
ahead of him in the presidential race, and
experiences a sense of humiliation at being
beaten by one whom he justly regards, not
merely as his inferior, but as one of the
weakest characters in the politics of this
It is because he regards his defeat for the
presidential nomination in such a light and
with such-a feeling that one of his friends
said, the other day, as if voicing one of the
speaker’s characteristic expressions, that
‘he doesn’t mind so much being beaten as
he does being beaten with the stick they
stirred the monkeys with, as the small boy
said at the circus.”’ It is the character of
the stick, and the base purpose of monkey
stirring for which it had been used, that
excites his resentment. In other words
his indignation is something like that of
the man who had a collision with a gar-
bage wagon. He wasn’t so much put out
by the accident, but was terribly riled at
the idea of being run over by ‘a d—-d
swill cart.” :
The preference of MCKINLEY ovel the
really able leaders of the Republican party
is one of the freaks of politics, and is cal-
culated to aggravate such men as REED,
MorToN, ALLISON and CuLLOM. The
utter absurdity if it is comprehensible
when the fact is considered that his ability
as a public man is scarcely more than com-
mon ; that he was but an ordinary coun-
try lawyer when the chances of politics
sent him to Congress, as frequently hap-
pens with lawyers of no more than common
qualifications ; that he accidentally be-
came chairman of a committee that framed
a tariff bill, to which his name was attach-
ed on account of that circumstance, and
that his only reputation is derived from
his accidental connection with a measure
which a large class of misinformed people
believe to have been a cause of business
prosperity. He never did or said a single
thing that should lead any rational person
to suspect him of being a statesman ; he
never took a position on any question that
did not indicate the natural weakness of
his character ; his attitude on the tariff
was merely an acceptance of a bad policy
which other men had originated, and his
expressions and actions in regard to finance
and the currency never rose above the level
of platitudes and were usually contemp-
The crazy notion that this political
weakling is an agent of prosperity has cap-
tured the unintelligent portion of the Re-
publican party, which is by far the larger
portion of it, and will place him on their
presidential ticket in preference to competi-
tors of vastly greater ability and merit.
No wonder ToM REED is disgusted and
protests against being beaten by the stick
with which the monkeys were stirred.
The U. S. Senatorial Skrimmage.
The senatorial succession to DoN CAM-
ERON has developed into a lively fight be-
tween JOHN WANAMAKER and Bores PEN-
ROSE, the first round in which has come off
in Huntingdon county with a knock-out in
favor of the latter. In this contention of
Republican factions PENROSE represents
the QUAY interests, while holy JoHN
WANAMAKER, who can turn his attention
to dry goods, to religion and to politics
with the odor of sanctity, and with equal
trust in the grace of God and the influence
of boodle, is the representative of the oppo-
sition that is chrystalizing against boss
Between these two Republican aspirants
there is but little preference, so far as Demo-
crats are concerned. Neither of them
would be much, if any, improvement on
CAMERON, and it wouldn’t take much of a
Senator to be his superior. PENROSE
would bea mere duplication of his boss.
He has some personal ability, but not in-
dependence enough to rise above the level
of a henchman. WANAMAKER is a genius
in the dry-goods line, but he would shine
in the Senate chiefly as one of the million-
aires who are becoming entirely too nu-
merous in that body for its credit, or for
the general interests of the people.
There is no probability of breaking the
succession of Republican insignificance
that has so long represented ‘Pennsylvania
in the United States Senate. It will be
either PENROSE, WANAMAKER, or some
other representative "of the faction that
will dominate the party in the State, and
the old Commonwealth must continue to be
deprived of creditable senatorial represen-
tation which she has not had since the in-
cumbencies of BUCKALEW and WALLACE.
The Veto Power.
There maybe difference of opinion in re-
gard to the propriety of the veto powers. It
may be considered an undue exercise of the
will of one man in opposition to the will of
a majority of the people’s representatives,
but it cannot be regarded as an unconstitu-
tional power for it is clearly vested in the
executive by the constitution. - The great
minds who framed the organic law of the
country believed that such power, placed
in the hands of the chief officer of the gov-
ernment, could be exercised with advan-
tage to the country, and while there are in-
stances where the veto has been beneficial
in defeating legislation that would have
been harmful in its effect, the cases in
which that power has been abused are very
It can be brought to bear, with great ben-
efit to the people’s interests in cases of ex-
travagant and unnecessary appropriations.
Such measures as river and harbor bills,
where the combined schemes of jobbers
make exorbitant and corrupt drafts on the
public treasury, are proper objects of the
executive veto. The appropriation bill
through which the present profligate Con-
gress proposed to expend an unusually ex-
cessive amount of money on river and har-
bors, was a log-rolling measure that most
righteously deserved a veto from President
CLEVELAND, and although the corrupt
body that originally passed it was able to
pass it again -6%er the executive objection,
yet the President - was obligated by his of-
ficial duty, and by his regard for the inter-
ests of the people and his sense of public
decency, to protest against the mammoth
steal embodied in that bill, even if his veto
was not able to defeat it.
In most cases the veto power is exerted
for the protection of the public interest,
and certainly that was the intention of
President CLEVELAND'S objection to the
most recklessly extravagant and thoroughly
corrupt river and harbor bill ever passed
by any Congress. :
~ No Reason for a Split.
Senator BRICE, although a strong op-
ponent of free silver, hassense and modera-
tion enough to regard it as an issue upon
which the Democratic party has no reason
to split. In a recent interview he recog-
nigedy‘ ‘the remarkable strength which the
silver sentiment had developed in all the
States west of the Alleghenies,’’ and while
he opposed it, and declared, from his point
of view, that ‘‘it isa bad thing for the
party to run off after heresies which are
bound to be short lived,’”’ yet he did not
hesitate to say that ‘‘Democracy will do in
this case, as in others before now, and come
around again after a little time.”” Regard-
ing the conflict of views on this question
as merely a temporary difference of opinion,
in a matter that affected no vital Demo-
cratic principle, he had no idea whatever
of a bolt at Chicago.
This is certainly a sensible and practical
way of looking at a question upon which
conflicting opinions are entertained by
members of the party. If the advocacy of
silver is, as Senator BRICE views it, “a
heresy that is bound to be short lived,’
wouldn’t it be worse than mid-summer
madness to smash the party into pieces
about a matter which, if left to itself, will
run its course in a short time? If, how-
ever, it should prove itself to be an issue,
substantial and beneficial in its character,
there would be still less reason to wreck
the party on account of it.
It is gratifying to observe that the com-
mon sense of the party is settling down
to the conclusion to treat the currency
question at Chicago the same as any other
question upon which an honest difference
of opinion may exist, and that there is a
diminishing likelihood of the extremists on
either side of the silver controversy draw-
ing out of the party partnership and set-
ting up a political shop of their own if
their views are not adopted in the party’s
Weyler’s Tobacco Order.
WEYLER may find that his tobacco order
is more liable to get him into . trouble with
the United States than his inhuman method
of carrying on war against the insurgents.
The latter may be denied, or glossed over,
or it may be claimed that the brutalities
practiced by the Spaniards are no greater
than those perpetrated by the rebels, but
when it is attempted to deprive the United
States of its accustomed supply of Cuba
tobacco, upon which our people depend for
their best cigar, an act is committed that
may call for serious interference. m—
The Spanish general is not smart in
touching the American people at so tender
a point. When he prohibits the exporta-
tion of tobacco from the island he inter-
feres with trade. He injures a very impor-
tant ‘commercial interest of this country.
It may be maintained that such a condi-
tion of warfare does not exist in Cuba as
would justify any action of the United
States against the Spanish power, but
WEYLER'S tobacco order involves a serious
commercial injury which our government
cannot he expected to submit to. It isa
foolish act, so far as Spain’s own interest is
concerned, and it is an‘ unfriendly act to-
ward the United States.
. conscious of the fact or not.
And Centre Co., is in the Same Boat.
From the Walla Walla, Wash., Statesman.
The total appropriations by this Congress
amount to about $600,000,000, or about $9
for every man, woman and child in the
country. This money is raised by taxing
all the people through tariff and internal
revenue charges. But all the people do not
get a share of these appropriations, but
only a small minority of the people receive
any benefit from them.
The people of Walla Walla county pay
their share of these taxes whether they are
of $9 per capita is paid by every inhabitant
of this county. A family of six pay about
$54. How much of this comes back to us ?
In the present appropriation bill there is
not a cent for Walla Walla, except a pro-
vision which includes the salaries of the
federal officers here. = We get no allowance
for a public building, or for any other local
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.
From the Easton Argus.
A southern railroad is reported to have
engaged in the padding of mails while the
government was making a test weighing of
the mail matter shipped over the road.
That there are instances of the kind is not
to be doubted. The question is to capture
the offenders who thus hope to increase
their earnings above the amount to which
they are justly entitled. Many individuals
and corporations have an idea that it is per-
fectly legitimate to work public contracts
for all they are worth. Too many seem to
think that the government is well able to
pay all that can be piled upon it. A few
lessons administered to the offenders may
have a beneficial effect.
Where the Fan Came In.
From the Tyrone Herald.
One of the delights of a young American
citizen is to fill a paper bag full of air and
explode it. Yesterday on East Tenth street
an urchin sat on the spring seat of a wagon
to which two horses were hitched, their
heads being fastened toa hitching post.
From a strong paper bag filled with atmos-
phere from the lungs of the lad a tremen-
dous report followed a sledge hammer blow,
but no sooner had the sudden sound reached
the ears of the horses than they lurched
forward, the boy turning a sort of a whirl-
igig somersault to the floor of the wagon
behind the seat. Gathering himself up, the
young American surveyed the surround-
ings, crawled down from the wagon and
Where Things are Different.
From the Doylestown Democrat.
of a political poser especially to the Repub-
licans. The State had been Republican for
many moons, and was thought to be secure-
ly anchored within the lines of that party.
In 1892 they elected the congressional dele-
gation, and carried the State for President
in 1892, by a plurality over all the opposing
parties. Now both Republican candidates
are defeated by the Populists. It appears
the Democrats and Populists combined to
defeat the Republican congressional candi-
dates, but each supported their own ticket
for supreme judge, and the Republican was
Our Dan.—Then and Now.
From “Doty” Rynder's Erie Echo.
Gov. Hastings entertains the justices of
the supreme court on a scale of extravagant
magnifisence never before reached at the
state capital. The stress put upon Gov.
Hastings’ humble birth before his election
and the poverty of his early life, as proof
of his heart-to-heart relations with the
common people, did not promise such great
and magnificent goings on on the part of
our Dan—but spending the people’s money
in gold and crimson trappings is easier
than digging potatoes on a Nittany valley
farm, and who can blame Dan for enjoying
it better ?
" From the Easton Express.
Has Major McKinley a financial policy
of his own, or is he so pliable of character
that he will take a ready-made policy man-
ufacturad at St. Louis.
The President and His Prerogative.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Of course the President defends the veto
power. Itis a wise power in many re-
spects and to bring about the best results
it must be wisely used.
A 16 to 1 Shot.
From the Birmingham, Ala., State Herald.
The Alabama Democracy wants a clean,
clear-cut sixteen to one man on a sixteen
to one platform.
Short but to the Point.
Here it is in a nut shell. The whole fi-
nancial problem boiled down, condensed
and presented in a way that any one has
time to read and any one the capacity to
understand. It came to us in an envelope,
without post mark to know from whence,
or without name to know from from whom.
We give it just as received and know our
readers will thank us for the explicit un-
derstanding it gives them of this great
It is against every law of human prog-
ress, that a great and expanding country
like ours, should be permanently anchored,
by the small end, to the bucket shops on
It the tail will persist in trying to wag
the dog, there is nothing left for the dog,
(in order to maintain his equilibrium, and
his self-respect asa dog.) but to bite the
d——d thing off?
And it looks very much as if he would be
compelled to do so.
Spawls from the Keystone.
—The Tyrone council has repealed the or-
dinance requiring dogs to be muzzled.
—Dr. George M. Stiles was elected presi-
dent of the Conshohocken school board.
—John McCarthy, of Pottsville, was crush-
ed to death on a bridge, at Milwaukee, Wis.
—Rev. Father Hugh Garvey preached his
initial sermon Sunday in the Bristol Catholic
—While picking berries near Shamokin,
John Kaffa, a small boy, was bitten by a rat-
tlesnake and died.
—The corner-stone of the new $20,000
church for the Reformed congregation at
Bethlehem was laid Sunday.
—Falling coal at the Neilson shaft, near
Shamokin, instantly killed Peter Weand and
fatally injured Paul Sweard.
—W. J. Stickler has been appointed post-
master at Painter Run ; M. D. Ake, Portage,
and E. M. Ferguson Leasureville.
—The Buckwampum Historical and Liter-
ary association of Bucks county will hold its
ninth annual meeting at Revere on Satur-
—Michael Uhler, the founder of Uhler-
town, Bucks county and its most wealthy
and prominent citizen, is lying seriously ill
—William Barrett, an employe in the Con-
shocken woolen mills, caught his arm in the
machinery and had it wrenched off above the
—The new department commander of the
G. A. R., Alfred Darte, was given a recep-
tion by the members of Conyngham Post, at
—The first output of the new glass works
at Port Allegheny, Pa.; has been sent to a
firm at Chicago, and consisted of several hun-
dred ink bottles.
—Lumbermen are becoming impatient for a
flood to float the 80,000,000 or 90,000,000 feet
of timber, that is still lying up the river, to
—The death of Thomas McDonald at Mt.
Carmel, and the arraignments of James
Lewis for murder, makes three murderers
now in the Sunbury prison awaiting trial.
—Of seven negroes charged with inciting
riot in South Chester only two, Walter
Hackett and John Peoples, were found guilty
at Media Tuesday. They were given six
—The Clinton county agricultural society
have elected the following named gentlemen
to represent them at the State College in the
election of trustees on June 16 : H. W. Wor-
rick, G. M. Stoverand J. H. Welsh.
—The Oliver iron and steel company, of
Pittsburg, has voluntarily restored the wages
of 500 employes to the rate they had received
previous to a 10 per cent cut made three
months ago unasked and a complete surprise
to the workmen.
—The Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the
Revolution are sending out a copy of resolu-
tions which they have adopted, urging that
every citizen in the United States observe
June 14 as flag day by displaying the stars
and stripes at their homes. >
—Deputy secretary of agriculure John
Hamilton is making an effort to collect some
The late Oregon election was somethis facts relating to our system of public roads,
with a view to their improvement, and wants
the names of all the supervisors of roads’ in
all the townships of Pennsylvania.
—The weekly crop report as sent out from
Washington says this of Pennsylvania :
Wheat, rye and hay somewhat improved ;
corn, oats, potatoes, vegetables and most
fruits continue promising ; insect pest trou-
blesome ; meadows and pastures short and
—A heavy clectrical storm passed over
Clearfield at noon Sunday. Mrs. George
Hess, of Stoneville, was stuck and instantly
killed by lightning. ' At Eleanor, near Du-
Bois a Miss Bell was also struck on Sunday
and instantly killed. She was in the act
of closing the window at the time the fatal
—Near DuBois Sunday, Emma, the daugh-
ter of James Harvey, mine boss at the Ber-
wind-White shaft, took oxide of mercury for
the purpose of ending her life. Her aunt,
with whom she was temporarily visiting, be-
coming apprised of the act, sent for a physi-
cian and against the girl’s protestations gave
her emetics. These had’ the desired effect
and it is believed the girl will recover. Her
‘parents’ interference in her love affairs made
the girl despondent.
—Governor Hastings has received a letter
from the commissioner of the Atlanta exposi-
tion notifying him that a diploma had been
forwarded him in recognition of the State's
excellent display of birds and mammals at
the exposition. The letter also stated that a
gold medal had been awarded the exhibit at
a special meeting of the committee on awards
and ‘the medal would be sent on payment of
the cost, $125.50. It is stated that the State
will forego the luxury ofa medal.
—The station agent at Milesburg a few
days ago asked a Bald Eagle Valley train-
‘man who lives in Tyrone to have some one
send him down a good cat. The rail-roader
communicated the message to all his fellow
‘craftsmen he met, and up to date the agent
has’ thirty-six perfect and imperfect speci-
mens of the feline race, among the number
being a big tom cat that steals chickens, a
present from “Peggy” Hull. Overwhelmed
with cats, the agent in his distress wrote, an
official of the road appealing to him in ‘the
name of his maker to have the shipment of
cats stopped or he (the agent) would be
crazy inside of a week.
—At Williamsport Saturday J. B. Den-
worth, late candidate for commander of the
state department, G. A. R., was held for trial
in the United States Sm a charge of
holding pension money fiom Mrs. Irene
Brookens, a soldier's widow. J. Speed
Smith, a special pension examiner, is
the prosecutor. Mrs. Brookens testified
that she received but $54 in cash of
her husband’s pension from Mr. Den-
worth, through whose services the pen-
sion was obtained. A United States pension
voucher presented in evidence showed the
amount paid to have begn $498.20. On part
of the defense it was shown that Mr. Den-
worth was guardian of the Brookens child-
*| ren and he furnished the family money and
supplies prior to the receipt of the pension