Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 12, 1896, Image 4

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Bellefonte, Pa., June
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Democratic County Ticket.
Subject to the decision of the district conference,
For Sheriff —W. M. CRONISTER.
For Treasurer—C. A. WEAVER.
For Recorder—J. C. HARPER.
For Register—GEO. W. RUMBERGER.
ForCommissioners— { a Yen AN.
For Assembly—
| brought prestige to the party and lent !
For Auditors— |B. F. KISTER.
For County Surveyor—J. H. WETZEL.
For Coroner—W. U. IRVIN.
A Promising Outlook.
That the Democracy of Centre county is
not dead was demonstrated on Tuesday by
the crowds that attended the convention,
and brought consternation to Republicans
who had hoped for a different showing. To
say that the convention was a large one
would only be to classify it as an ordinary
Democratic convention when an ordinary
full ticket was to be nominated, but when
we state it was the largest, by long
odds, that has ever convened in the !
court house, we only tell what is the |
fact and a fact that promises much for
party success this fall. From every
part of the county representative Dem-
ocrats were present to say a good word
for an expectant friend—and to counsel
harmony among those who were making
the contest for places on the ticket. Such
was the number in attendance that when
the convention met, and the court house
was packed to suffocation, scoresand scores
could not gain admission.
It was not the crowd alone, however,
that revived Democratic hopes and bright-
ened Democratic prospects. It was the gen-
eral feeling and general determination, |
among the Democrats, that harmony should
prevail and that whatever ticket the con-
vention might see fit to place in the field
should be unitedly and earnestly supported,
that promises so much for the future. And
this feeling was not dispelled by the action
of the convention. When its choice of can-
didates was made known, the determina-
tion that all personal feelings and personal
preference should be set aside for the good
of the party, was just as strong and positive
as it was while there was an opportunity to
secure a place upon the ticket for close
It is this feeling among Democrats that
promises so well for the party in the county.
It is this feeling, when backed up by dis-
crete work, and earnest efforts on the part
of those entrusted with the work of the
campaign, that is sure to win.
Democrats of Centre the out-look is
bright ! The situation is such that an old
time majority can be rolled up for the ticket
your representatives have made for you.
Let us make no mistake in doing this and
doing it well.
Don’t Jump Out of the Pan.
The Philadelphia Record makes the fol-
lowing editorial remark : “The Providence
(R. LI) Telegram, a Democratic journal,
declares that it will advise its readers to
vote the Republican ticket if the Chicago
convention shall declare for free silver.
The Telegram is too hasty. It might be
jumping out of the frying pan into the fire
to vote for’ the St. Louis candidate. The
battle for sound money has not yet been
won at St. Louis, nor lost at Chicago.”
We heartily approve of this reproof ad-
ministered by the Record to a Democratic
journal that would hastily fly off the party
handle if things should not be arranged at
the party’s national convention to suit its
taste in matters pertaining to the currency.
The Record is correct in saying that the
Rhode Island paper is too hasty, but does
that impetuous journal display ‘more im-
prudent haste than was shown by - the
. Record, when it advised a bolt of the gold
standard Democrats in the event of the free
silver wing of the party getting control of
the national convention ?
If, upon a declaration for free silver at
Chicago, Democrats should ‘take the advice
of the Providence 7Zelegram and vote the
Republican presidential ticket, such a
sacrifice of the general principles of
Democracy, on account of a single issue,
would certainly bea jump from the fry-
ing pan into the fire. But what differ-
ence would there be between such a jump
and the one which the Record would recom-
mend if free silver should be endorsed by
the national convention ? If the Rhode
Island editor should go head-long out of
the pan by voting the Republican ticket,
wouldn’t the editor of the Record make a
similar plunge into the fire by splitting off
from the regular organization and setting
up an opposition ticket that would not only
be the cause of defeat this year, hut would
throw the party into two conflicting divis-
ions which might never be reunited ?
Such gold extremists as the Rhode Island
editor and brother SINGERLY may find the
pan rather hot at Chicago on the question
of silver, but the fire into which they
would jump wuld prove to he a good
deal hotter. :
Stick to the old Democratic pan. Don’t
jump out of it with the idea of improving
the comfort of the situation, particularly
if it is fire that you are going to jump into.
The temperature of the pan may be some-
what high on the currency question, but it
will cool off in time and everything will
be comfortable.
This advice is as applicable to the Phil-
adelphia Record as to the Providence 7ele-
TAR ge ar Tr rn i rand
The Ticket.
From the time the announcements of all |
the aspirants for party preferment were
made it was never a question as to wheth-
er the Democratic party of Centre county
would be represented by a good ticket in
the fall. When the thirty-eight men, who |
expressed a willingness to bear the banners |
of Democracy, were known it became evi-
dent that there could be no danger in the |
out-come of the convention’s work on Tues- |
day. !
Among the. numher there were the |
representatives of nearly every profession |
and trade practiced in the county. Sturdy,
sober types of independent, intelligent |
manhood everyone of whom has already |
ardent efforts to its success in the past. It |
is unfortunate that there were not places | Y3nt of the people, he isa credit to himself
for all, but the same noble spirit that urged |
them to*offer their leadership to the party
will prompt those who were unsuccessful
to a realization that in every contest there {
can be but one winner and that when he is |
chosen his support must be a common | ing been a grand-son of Henry Meyer one of
The ticket is strong, both by its individ- |
ual make up and by the locations from
which it was made. Every man who is |
found on it is worthy the support of Demo- |
cratsin the county and there is no reason |
why the party should not be united for the |
coming contest as it has never been before. i
None will gainsay the competency of a
single member to fulfill the duties he as-
pires to assume, nor to exercise the high |
functions of public office with that dignity
that is becoming a great county like Cen- |
tre. |
Fellow Democrats, you have heen given |
an excellent ticket. It remains for you to |
rally to its earnest support. It has been
made fair and honorably and all helping |
it will carry the standard of triumphant |
Democracy far beyond the ken of opposing
political organizations.
Short Sketches of Our Nominees.
JAMES SCHOFIELD, Centre county, was |
born near Belfast, Ireland, March 20, 1848; |
was educated in the public schools and learn- !
ed the trade of harness making ; he left Ire- |
land, from the city of Londonderry, in |
April, 1867, arriving in New York, May 10 ; |
he went to Birmingham, Huntingdon coun- |
ty, where he worked for a year ; he spent
Lue next two years at his trade in Bellefonte |
and in the spring of 1871 started in the har- |
nessmaking business, in which he is still en-
gaged; he was school director for three !
years and overseer of the poor for three
terms, six years, resigning from the latter
office in June, 1891. Mr. Schofield made an
excellent Representative for the county and
has hosts of friends. He has a family of
grown up children and is an elder in the
Presbyterian church.
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ROBERT M. FOSTER was born at State
College, in 1860. He is a son of Capt. R. M.
Foster of the 148th Reg. Co. C., who was kill-
ed in the battle of Gettysburg. He received
his education at The Pennsylvania State Col-
lege and in 1881 accepted a position as book-
keeper in a large Philadelphia wholesale
house, remaining there a number of years.
At present he is engaged in the mercantile |
business at State College, where he resides !
with his wife and baby daughter. ‘‘Bob,” as |
he is familiarly known is a good hand at
farming and manages the “old homestead’’ in
College township and devotes considerable
time to the dairy business. He was one of
the first men in the locality who proved that
it pays the farmer to feed grain and sell the
cream, when possible to do so. In educational !
matters he has always taken a lively interest
and has been an ardent Democrat all his life,
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W. M. CRONISTER was born in Huston
township, in 1861. He worked on his father’s,
H. G. Cronister, farm until he was twenty-
two years of age, when he was married and
moved to Port Matilda, where he now resides.
In 1885 the late Andrew G. Curtin had him
made post-master of that town. The office
did not pay, but Mr. Cronister performed his
duties faithfully and at the same time car-
ried on the farming business until 1889, when
he entered the employ of W. S. Jarret & Co.,
of Philadelphia, with whom he remained un-
til they went out of business. He was then
engaged by F. E. Baxter & Co., of that city.
and has si represented that firm in this
district. Mr. Cronister is a straight-forward,
clean-cut business man and has never failed
to give his party his unflinching support.
Personally he is an engaging conversational-
ist and one who favorably impresses all with
whom he comes in contact.
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CALVIN A. WEAVER was born in Haines
township, February 15th, 1853. He lived in
that township until after the war. His
mother having died while his father was in
the army, young Weaver was thrown on his
own resources, but when his father returned
he was sent to Reubén Kreamer’s, in Miles
township, where he worked for his board and
clothes for three years. Later he became a
clerk in various stores in that vicinity and
the six years that he worked for the late
Maj. Fisher, at Penn Hall, proved the good
school that so fitted him for the duties of
deputy sheriff which he has fulfilled so cred-
itably under sheriff Condo. He has been ac-
tive in politics for years and was assessor in
Haines for one term. Mr. Weaver is married
and is a member of the Reformed church.
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J.C. HARPER was born at Rebersburg,
Miles township, Nov. 1st, 1854. His father,
John Harper, was a son of George Harper,
one of the pioneers of that township, and his
mother was a daughter of James Moyer, who
emigrated from Ireland and settled in Buf-
falo valley in the early days of the century.
He afterwards removed to Miles township.
Mr. Harper has a common school education
and is a shrewd, far-seeing man, his populari-
ty in the county can best be estimated when
it is known that he is reputed to have a per-
sonal acquaintance with more people, knows
what they are doing and where they are,
than any man in the county. He was elected
prothonotary in 1878 and re-elected in the
fall of 1881. Since retiring from office he
has devoted his time to the law and insur-
ance business, having been county chairman
for the party. Mr. Harper is married and
has an interesting family.
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GEO. W. RUMBERGER was born in Fer-
guson township, on April 20th, 1837. His ear-
ly life was spent on the farm. At the age of
17 he commenced teaching school, which oc-
cupation he followed for more than twenty
five years during the winter season, and was
reputed one of the most popular and success-
ful teachers this county ever had. At the
age of 23 he was elected justice of the peace
in Patton township, which office he held for
17 years. When he was elected the fourth
time he received every vote polled in the
township, notwithstanding fifty per cent. of
the voters were Republicans. Three years
ago he waselected to the office of register and
clerk of the orphans’ court of Centre county
| by over 800 majority, and has made one of
the most efficient officers this county has ever
had on account of his genial disposition and
courteous treatment of those having business
in his office, his friends are legion. As a ser-
and an honor to his constituents. He was, on
last Tuesday, nominated by acclamation for a
second term.
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P. H. MEYER was born, two miles east of
where he now lives, in Harris township, hav-
the first Democrats in that township. Mr.
Meyer’s father, John H. Meyer, was only 13
years old when he moved hither from Leb-
anon county. Philip was born in April, 1851.
His education was obtained in the common
schools, but his ready intellect stood him in
good stead when he came to acquire the
broader knowledge obtainable from every day
contact with the world. Heis a popular man
in the vicinity and has filled various town-
| ship o recs, having been auditor for twelve
years, well as district chairman for the
party. Mr. Meyer is married and has two
children. Sprung from a family of musicians
he takes much pleasure in directing the choir
in the Boalsburg Reformed church of which
he is a member.
DANIEL HECKMAN was born in the
neighborhood of Spring Mills, in Penn town-
ship, fifty-one years ago. Of German extrac-
tion he has always been characterized by that
indomitable pluck that is invariably found in
that race. He moved to Benner township
about twelve yearsago and has since been
recognized as one of its foremost residents.
He has been prominent in Democracy ever
since he has been old enough to vote and, in
1890, came within two votes of securing the
nomination for commissioner. Mr. Heckman
| is a representative of the honest, intelligent
type of farmer and is married and has three
children. He is a member of the Reformed
church. :
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FRANK W. HESS, one of Philipsburg’s
shrewdest and most active young business
| men, was born in Unionville, August 31st,
1870. He is a son of William Hess and is
sprung from a large and representative
Democratic contingent in the county. In
1873 the family moved to Philipsburg, where
Frank assisted his father in the manufacture
of brick, until 1886, when they émbarked in
the grocery business. . Frank Hess is a man
peculiarly fitted for the office he seeks,
which, by virtue of his aptitude for practical
business methods, could not be entrusted to
better hands. He has always been active
among the volunteer firemen of his town,
having been president of the Hope No. 2, Co.,
for a number of years and is now a member of
| its athletic team. In 1893 he filled the office
of mercantile appraiser to the entire satisfac-
tion of the county and is recognized as a
hard Democratic worker in every cam-
paign. .
B. F. KISTER was born in Loganton, Clin-
ton county, in 1855. He is a son of Jeremiah
Kister and moved, with his parents, to
Aaronsburg, when a mere child. His father
having been killed in the late war the boy
paddled his own canoe from the time he was
cleven years old. After a three year appren-
ticeship he worked at the printing business
for ten years in Milton, when he sold out, in
1883, and moved to Millheim. Having been
burgess of that town, in 1889, he organized
the citizen's relief committee that sent $300
and provisions to the Johnstown sufferers.
He has held other borough offices and is at
present engaged in the shoe business. Mr.
Kister is a Democrat beyond reproach and is
an eminently qualified man for auditor.
Dr. W. U. IRVIN was born in West
Union, Towa, July 9th, 1863. He is the eldest
son of Dan’l Irvin Esq., of Julian, and a
brother of the Irvins, the hardware dealers
of this place. He was only two years old
when his parents moved to this county. After
attendance at district school he was sent to
the Bellefonte Academy where he prepared
himself for medicine. He was graduated
from the Jefferson medical college, in Phila-
delphia, in 1890, and at once picked up a
large practice in the vicinity of Julian. His
eminence in his profession was recognized
when he was chosen president of the Cen-
tre county medical society at its meeting last
spring. He is also a member of the State
medical society.
J. H. WETZEL Esq., our - nominee for
county surveyor, is a son of Mr. John Wetzel,
of Spring township, and one of a large family
of Democrats. He returned to this place,
from the West, several years ago, and has
since been building up a lucrative law prac-
tice. Mr. Wetzel is a thorough civil engineer
and the combination of thatability with his
recognized legal talent makes him eminently
fitted to act for the county in the capacity of
The Deficiency Bill Vetoed. \
President Cleveland's Disapproval Sustained by the
WASHINGTON, June 6th.—The President
sent to the House of Representatives to-day
a veto message on the general deficiency
bill, and his decision was sustained by the
House by the decislve majority of 169 to 40
The veto message was mainly historic con-
cerning French spoiliation claims, and the
Chouteau claim. President Cleveland re-
ferred to the fact that President Franklin,
Pierce vetoed the French shoiliation claims
in 1885, and.that President Harrison veto-
ed the Chouteau claim.
The conclusiof of the reading of the message
was greeted with loud and prolonged ap-
plause by almost the- entire bopy of the
House regardless of political lines. Chair-
man Cannon, of the Committee on Appro-
priations, eloquently sustained the Presi-
dent in his declarations, and delivered a
speech-which vied in eloquence and power
with the utterances of the President.
Extermination of Pacificos.
Continues to a Greater or Less Extent in Cuba.—De-
fenseless People Killed.—Not a Day Passes With-
out Some Shocking Story of Brutal Assassination—
Simon Yruri Arrested on Suspicion of being a Rebel
Sympathizer and Shot—The Deed Caused General
Indignation—The Forces of Colonel Fondeviela
HAVANA, June 4, via TAMPA, Fra,
June 8.—The work of extermination of
non-combatants, or ‘‘pacificos’”’ as they are
called here, continue to a greater or less
extent, is evidenced by the reports which
are received from the country. Not a day
passes without some shocking story being
told of brutal assassinations committed by
the troops on defenseless people, whose
sole crime is being witnesses of the war
raging all over the island without taking
any part in it. Here area few facts se.
lected from the many that are told :
On June 1st Simon Yruri, member of one
of the best families of Jaruco, was arrested
on suspicion of being a rebel sympathizer
by order of General Melguizo. He was
too well know to be taken out of town and
shot in the fields, as this would create a
scandal, so they made a semblance of a
court martial and, with all the apparent
formalities of the law, he was publicly
shot in the square of the town. The deed
created general indignation when it was
known that Melguizo had ordered the excu-
tion on his own authority without con-
sulting the captain general, who is the
only one empowered to order such pro-
On June 4th Mr. Lorenzo Medina, a na-
tive of the Canary islands, 49 years of age,
and a cattle dealer of some means, and
Juan Toledo, a Cuban, 30 years of age,
owner of a cart shop, both well known and
esteemed in the town of Jaruco, were ar-
rested on no known charge. They were
lodged in the civil guards barracks and the
next morning they were taken out of town
under promise of prompt release and treach-
erously shot behind the slaughter house.
It is known that Valencia had a fight
{ with Colonel Fondeviela, of Campo Florsao
| fame, in which this “brave” was complete-
ly ‘routed, losing thirty-two dead left on
the field. This has never been reported
The Bayamo guerrillas, about 100 men,
commanded by Gabino Guerra, has joined
the rebels, seduced thereto by Calixto
Garcia, when he passed near that place last
In Sancti Spiritus a band of musicians of
the local volunteers, headed by its band-
master, Mr. Justo Alvrez, with all the in-
struments of the band, also went over to
the woods to enliven the time for the revo-
lutionists. ,
Absurdity on Its Face.
A. P. A. Influence Was Formed.
BostoxN, June 8.—Considerable interest
was taken here in a dispatch from New
York, published in a morning paper, to the
effect that a Catholic organization had been
effected there to counteract the influence of
the A. P. A. and to take an active part. in
the approaching national election. :
Boston; as far as it is possible to learn,
has not taken any such action. Most of
those prominently connected with Catho-
lic affairs in this city and in the immediate
vicinity do not anticipate that in Masachus-
setts any movement of a similar character
will take hold. Indeed, they are disposed
to question whether such_a movement has
been inaugurated in New York or else-
‘‘The report is an absurdity on its face,”
said one of the most conservative of those
supposed to be actively interested in Catho-
lic affairs, ‘‘at least as far as any organized
effort to participate in political affairs is
concerned. It is not that Catholics would
fear to take their position on any matter
that affects the welfare of this country in
| opposition to the A. P. A. or in defense of
the rights of American citizens. Their
failure to organize in opposition to the A.
P. A. is not due to that cause, but to the
simple fact that they rely on their rights as
American citizens to safeguard them. If
the A. P. A. forces the question I do not
believe there is much doubt as to the re-
A ——————————
BALTIMORE, June 8.—Democratic pri-
maries for the election of delegates to the
three legislative district conventions were
held in this city to-day. The regular or-
ganization selected the delegates without
opposition to speak of, and will control the
Baltimore representation in the state con-
vention next Wednesday. Aside from the
selection of sixteen delegates to the Demo-
cratic national convention and the adoption
of a sound money platform, nothing else
will be done by the state convention.
There is some talk of sending eight dele-
gates-at-large to Chicago with half a vote
each. This may be done to insure the elec-
tion of congressman John K. Cowen as a
delegate. The sound money men of the
State are anxious to have him as their
spokesman in the national convention, but
Mr. Gorman does not favor the idea.
Republican National Convention.
Reduced Rates to 8t. Louis via Pennsylvania Rail-
For the Republican national convention,
to be held at St. Louis, Mo., June 16th,
the Pennsylvania railroad company will
sell on June 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th ex-
cursion tickets to St. Louis and return at a
single fare for the round trip. ol
These tickets will be good for return pas-
sage leaving St. Louis up to and including
June 21.
For specific rates, sleeping car accommo-
dations, and time tables apply to nearest
ticket agent. ;
Huntingdon County for Penrose.
HUNTINGDON, Pa., June 8.—The result
of Saturday’s Republican primaries in Hunt-
ingdon county shows that Senator Penrose
has won over ex-postmaster General Wana-
maker for United States senatorial dele-
tes by a majority on the popular vote of
out 400 and a majority of delegates of
he successful candidates for the Legis-
lature are P. M. Lytle and J. H. Bare,
and for the State Senator, Dr. H. C. Chis-
‘holm defeats Dr. Z. B. Taylor.
—Wednesday evening evangelist
Weaver was the recipient of a very pleasant
and substantial surprise. It was his
ty sixth birthday and knowing of it some
of his young lady admirers raised a purse
of gold dollars to tally with his years.
Then the ‘‘“Mesdames’” wanted to show
their appreciation and good will and they
added fourteen dollars to the gift, making
fifty dollars in all. The presentation took
place at the tabernacle, at the after-meet-
ing. Ellis Orvis made the address.
I ——The Arrow bicycle club, of DuBois,
! Report That a Catholic Organization to Counteract'
Maryland Democrats Want Sound Money. |
will hold races on July 4th. There will be
ten events and the value of prizes to be
awarded will aggregate nearly $400. En-
tries can be made by application to F. I.
Schwem, DuBois, Pa.
— Pe
A GREAT EVENT.—The old town of
Clearfield is making great preparations for
the tournament of the Central Pennsylvania
bands to be held in that place, June 25th.
It will be a great day in the history of the
town. Twenty bands are expected to con-
test for prizes of $150, $75, $40, $25 and
$10. -
On Tuesday, June 23rd, will be offered the
first opportunity of the season for a trip to
Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The Beech
| Creek railroad will have on sale on that
| day special tickets at exceptionally low
| rates.
| The morning train west from Jersey
| Shore and the morning train east from
Mahaffey will connect, at Clearfield, with
special train arriving at Buffalo at 8 o’clock
|p. m. and Niagara Falls 9 o'clock p. m.
{ Five days return limit will be allowed
| from Niagara Falls and ten days from
| Buffalo. No one who can possibly go
| should miss this trip. Rates of fare and
| time will be given. :
last bulletin gave forecasts of the storm
| wave to cross the continent from June 2nd,
| to 6th, and the next will reach the Pacific
(coast aboyl the 7th, cross the west of
Rockies country by the close of the eighth.
Great central valleys 9th to 11th, and the
eastern States the 12th. The warm wave will
cross the west of Rockies country about
the 7th, the great central valleys the 9th,
and the eastern States 11th. The cool
wave will cross the west of the Rockies
country about the 10th, great central val-
leys the 9th or 10th, great central valleys
12th, and the eastern States the 15th. The
third disturbance of June will reach the
Pacific coast about the 12th, cross the west
| of Rockies country by the close of the 14th,
| the great central valleys 14th to 16th, and
| the eastern States the 26th. The cool wave
| will cross the west of Rockies country
| about the 25th, the great central valleys
{the 17th, and the eastern States the 19th.
young workers in the United Brethren
church at Julian are just now engaged in
a bit of work in which they should have
the hearty co-operation of the people of
that community. Recognizing the unattrac-
tiveness of their church property and its in-
creasing dilapidation they have set about
to earn money with which to improve and
beautify it. With this end in view the
members of the Sunday school are hard at
work making arrangements for a large
festival that will be held in the P. O. S. of
A. hall, at Julian, on the evening of July
3rd and during the afternoon and evening
of July 4th. Then to add to the pleasure
and profit of the festal season a basket
picnic will be held, in the Ardell grove,
near that place, on the 4th.
The Julian band, a comparatively new or-
ganization, which the popular young direct-
or, Walt G. Tallhelm, is fast bringing to
the front in point of proficiency, has nobly
lent a hand to the work and will be there
to do its best for the entertainment of all.
How HE Was TAKEN DowN.—Col. J.
P. Sanford, the lecturer, traveler and hu-
morist, who died, at Wheaton, IIl., the
other day, has often entertained Bellefonte
audiences. And that just reminds us of a
funny little incident that occurred during
his last visit here. *
The Col. had been engaged to give a re-
cital before the county teacher’s institute,
several years ago, and, of course, scored a
hit. After his entertainment he wandered
down to the Bush House, where he fell in
with a party of young gentlemen who had
been spending the evening at a ‘stag mus-
icale.” It did not take the jolly lecturer
long to join in with the spirit of the affair
and he was cracking jokes, telling funny
stories and talking temperance all at the
same time. He had things pretty much his
own way in the entertainment line until
some one proposed that each fellow tell a
story, sing a song or dance, then all would
go home. . As stories were the easiest con-
tribution to make at that particular time
all chairs were drawn up inte a circle and
the round started.” Some were short and
some were long and, to tell the truth, most
of them were good, but Col. Sanford didn’t
seem to see anything funny in any tales
that did’nt twist off his own tongue. You
know there are such fellows. Well the
round had nearly been completed when
Hard Harris’ turn came. He had a
“NEW” story that.all were certain would
delight the stranger. It was a very tedious
tale, but worked up to a side splitting cli-
max. Of course the most of the party had
heard it over and over again, until they
“knew it by heart.” They laughed, how-
ever, with a forced gusto, when the proper
time came, and did everything possible to
help Hard ‘‘score’’ on the old fellow.
As all good things must, the story came
toan end. Everyone roared but the Col.
There he sat with a face as long as a bene-
diction until the noise subsided enough for
him to be heard when, turning, he tapped
Hard on the shoulder and said : ‘“That
story is original with me. If you send 50
cents to my wife, at Wheaton, I11., she will
mail you my book of travels and you will
find that same story on page 188.” No one
remembers what became of Hard, but when
the smoke cleared away he was not to be
seen; neither is his story to be seen on
enjoyably among the politicians.
is simply takin,
for his work.
salary and an assistant organist as well, besides
bringing him into closer touch with his old in- —
structor, J. Benton Tipton, who is at Albany, only
thirty miles distant from Hoosick Falls.
who spent. Wednesday ni
‘squire Wm. A. Murray, o
been a member of the
the last session of court, to appraise that part of
the Centre and Kishocoquillas urnpike that runs
through the borough o|
body finished its la
a train for home he spent the evening eallingon
his friends.
and John Meese, of this
Benner township, and William Pealer Esq., of
Spring Mills. The
condemned the pike in question it would have to
pay $530 to the company for the 134 miles that the
people of Centre Hal
its claim for condemnation on the ground that
the company would not keep the street in proper
condition nor enter into satisfactory arr
ments, whereby the ‘borough could keep it in the
shape that it desired to I >
It is likely thatthe county commissioners will
accept the report of the commission, as a former
experience with the same kind of business warns
page 188 of Sanford’s book.
News Purely Personal.
—Fred Blanchard and Jay Woodcock are home
from Princeton.
—Mrs. Mary McK. Love, of Tyrone, transacted
business in town yesterday.
—Mr. P. W. McDowell, of Mackeyville, was in
Bellefonte, on business, on Saturday.
—After a short visit with friends in Philipsburg
Mrs. Newton Spangler is now visiting in DuBois.
--Mrs. Harriet L. Pifer and her little grand-
daughter, of Philadelphia, are visiting Mrs. Rush
Larimer, of High &treet.
—Mr. and Mrs. John P. Harris and Mrs. Morris
Fury are in Pittsburg, where they went to attend
W. English’s wedding.
—Pat. McDonald, of Unionville, though not a
delegate, came down to see the ‘“‘unterrified” on
Tuesday. He saw what he came for, too.
—Roland T. Curtin, who is now a graduate of
Annapolis, is home for a short stay with his pa-
rents before starting on a two year's cruise.
—Captain James Leyden, of the U. S. A, whe is
home from Fort Buford, N. Dak., on a three
months leave, is visiting friends at State College.
Mrs. Leyden and son are with him.
—D. C. Hall Esq., one of Unionville’s represen-
tative men, happened to be in town, on Tuesday,
and enjoyed the contact with the hosts of other
good Democrats who weze here that day.
—Charles Snyder, of Ferguson township, a
man who has more farfns than any one else in
that end of the county and makes them pay too,
was among the many in Bellefonte, on- Tuesday.
—Miss Nell Damon, of Darby, Miss Virginia
Sudler, of Philadelphia, and the Misses Bris-
bin, of Cleveland, O., daughters of the late Gen.
James Brisbin, are visiting at Colonel Spangler’s.
—M. H. Geise, a very pleasant gentleman who
makes farming profitable and has hosts of friends.
was in town, on Tuesday, mixin’ up with the
crowd and having as much fun as the rest of
them. Mr. Geise lives at Penn Hall,
—Oscar Wetzel, a brother of the next county
surveyor, who looks after the extensive lumber
interests of P. B. Crider & Son, in this place,
dropped into the Warcumax office Wednesday
morning to secure some good Democratic readin
for the next year. :
—About the happiest looking man we saw, on
Tuesday, was Daniel Heckman, of Benner town-
ship, who carried off the plum he had been work-
ing for so long. Mr. Heckman had good reason to
feel proud of his triumph and many others must
have thought so for he was constantly beseiged
by men who offered their congratulations.
—J. B Heckman Esq., of Spring Mills, one of
Penn's valley’s “big men,” as we heard a political
leader in this place remark vesterday, attended
the convention. Mr. Heckman has occupied a
prominent place in political circles on the
other side, and was an aspirant for the associate
judgeship the time judge Riley was nominated.
—In all the many years that Jerre Sharrer has
been a Democrat Tuesday was the first time he
has ever been here as a delegate to a county con-
vention. Not because he doesn’t cut a
figure in Taylor township politics, for he
does, but merely because he never bothered about
it and this time the honor was just thrust upon
—Frank Foreman, of Centre Hall, and A. R.
Alexander, of Penn township, two men either of
whom would have made excellent officials, had
their ambition to be recorder of Centre county
been realized, were no small fry in the great
crowd here, on Tuesday mor ning. They had
thrown lines with the thirty odd other candidates
and accepted their water-hauls with far better
grace than the proverbial fisherman. Both gen-
tlemen made favor able impressions on all whom
they met.
—G. W. McWilliams and wife, of Fairbrook,
are in town visiting Mrs. McWilliams’ brothers,
the Messrs. Keichline. Mr. McWilliams is slowly
recovering from a long seige of illness, he is suf-
fering less than he did some months ago but is by
no means reconciled to the loss of his eyesight—
one of the greatest misfortunes a man is called on
to endure. He has some encouragement to hope
that as his strength returns the sight of his one
eye may be restored, as he can yet distinguish
light from darkness with it.
—Philipsburg was well represented in Belle-
fonte, on Tuesday. George E. Parker was the
leader of the delegation and his particular back-
ing consisted of Jesse Lukens, Harry Denning,
Jacob Swires, A. B. Hurd, H. Wilsox, of South
Philipsburg, and John B. Long, Fred Smith and
Richard O’Neil, of township. Besides these
delegates such prominent Democrats as A. J.
Graham, W. H. Denlinger, Jake Truby, Albert
Walton, Sol Schmidt, Dr. F. K. White, John
Homer, Orin Vail and others were here.
—W. W. Spangler represented the Democracy
of Liberty township at Tuesday’s convention. He
is a prominent Democrat down that way and his
very presence in Bellefonte, on Tuesday, was an
object leskon to any who might be dissatisfied
with the result of the convention. When a Demo-
cratic post-master was to be appointed at Blan-
chard Mr. Spangler sought the place. He had
strong endorsements for it, which was backed up
by years of hard party work, but another man se-
cured the appointment. Mr. Spangler accepted it.
with good grace and did not let his defeat stand in
the way of his being just as staunch a Democrat
as he had been before.
—J. W. Kepler Jr., of Ferguson township, was
one of the young Democrats in the convention on
Tuesday. He is a son of J. W. Kepler Esq., the
well-known newspaper man whose failing health
forced him to give up the editorship of the Forest
National Democrat, at Tionesta, and return to his
fine country place in this county. Young Mr Kep-
ler was on the ground early and with squire
Archey and I. N. Krebs, spent Monday night very
The Ferguson
delegation was large. Of course W. H. Fry and
Frank Bowersox were the centers of attraction,
being candidates, but Peter Corl, Emanuel Sun-
day, Hon. John T. McCormick, D. G. Meek, Heze-
kiah Ewing, Stine Walker, Fred Bottorf and a
number of .other prominent men from that local-
ity were all men whose influence was sought in
the interest of some candidate.
~ —When organist W. A. Goodwin, of St. John's
P. E. church, leaves this place, on Monday, a
young man who has contributed much to the
pleasure and musical profit of the town will have
gone. He came to Bellefonte, from Philadelphia,
in November '93, and as master at St. John’s at
once began the Tourganiation of a straggling
male choir. i
began to show its fruit and the
church became a feature always attractive. }
Goodwin has recently been appointed to a similar
long until’ the discipline
music at that
It was no
sition in St. Mark’s church, at Hoosick Falls,
. Y., and while he regrets to leave Bellefonte he -
advantage of a better opportunity
is new position carries a higher
“=A rather distinguished looking gentleman,
ht in this place was
Boalsburg. He had
commission appointed at
Centre Hall and as the
rs too late for him to catch
The other viewers were Chas. Smith
lace, Lewis Rearick, of
y decided that if the county
1 want, Centre Hall based
have its principal street.
of how expensive a jury makes it.