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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
—Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the gleaming of the gold,
Mine ears have heard the story
of the wealth we’ll all-behold,
When the British bankers own us,
and British interests win,
And Hanna and his English crowd
get Bill McKinley in.
—The philosopher who discovered that
the ‘‘pen is mightier than the sword,” had
possibly a close acquaintance with the
WEYLERS of his day.
—What is troubling many Republicans
now is to understand how long it may take
to satisfy Mr. MARK HANNA'S mortgage
on their nominee for President.
—The fool-killer got in his work in the
right place and at the proper time the other
day. in Jolliette, when a young fellow out
there took poison and died to spite his
—It was a high compliment the Repub-
licans paid the colored delegates at St.
Louis. They were allowed tosit in the con-
vention and vote for MCKINLEY and to —
sleep in a barn and root for themselves.
—There are some people who don’t seem
to know that the proper time to surrender
is when surrender time comes. This fact
will be more apparent to some eastern
Democrats, after the Chicago convention
has spoken. :
—The warmest congratulations on the
work of the St. Louis convention, comes in
telegrams from English bankers. You'll
not hear much from the MCKINLEY advo-
cates this campaign about that despised
—Mr. QUAY went to St. Louis as a can-
didate for President. Mr. QUAY returned
with a certificate of appointment to a minor
position on the Republican National com-
mittee. Great i8 CESAR ! But greater far,
is CEsAR’S greed for place !
—“Sound money’’ and ‘‘honest elec-
tions’ are two different, but desirable
things. From this on we know that their
meaning is one and the same thing—any
‘kind of money or any kind of elections
that will bring Republican success. +
—St. Louis is threatened with another
blow. FORAKER has not left the city yet.
—Did any one ask ‘‘wheo_is MARK
HANNA?” Judging from the voice of the
press and the result of the St. _.ouis con-
vention, we should take him principally to
be the Republican party.
—It wasn’t much. It lasted but a few
hours and was made up chiefly of the hopes
and eXpectations of the aspirant. Of trans-
itory things it proved most transitory. We
refer to the very brief and hob-tailed boom-
let of ‘‘our DAN’’ for the vice presidential
nomination at St. Louis. .
—From present indications ‘‘Crow’’ must
be an acceptable dish to a number of Demo-
cratic editors in this section of the State.
At least they are piling up opinions on the
financial question—of which, by the way,
they know little—that will take consider-
able time to explain, after the party has
declared itself at Chicago.
. —Boiled down the issue between the two
parties this campaign will be, the welfare
of the people and the prosperity of the
country, on the one side, and the interest of
the bucket-shops and enrichment of money-
lenders on the other. The Democrats will
speak for the former—the Republicans
have spoken for the latter, and the result
will be 16 to 1 in favor of the people and
—When Rabbi SALE, in his prayer at the
opening of the Republican National conven-
tion, beseeched the Lord to ‘remove from
around us the din and noise of insincerity
and hollow sounding show,”” he must
have had little faith in being taken at his
word, or was coldly attempting to stay
further proceedings by that body. After
that prayer it was either a case of no an-
swer or no convention.
—1Its a consistent position for a party to
take, first to pledge itself in favor of ‘‘pro-
tection to every American industry’’ and in
the same connection ‘‘demand’’ the ‘‘re-
moval of restrictions that now obstruct the
sale of American products in the ports of
Europe.” It is the consistency, however,
of the Republican party, and the people un-
derstand exactly why that party is for
‘“‘tariffi’”’ and ‘‘free-trade’’ at the same time.
Possibly some body else than the people
¢ Will be fooled.
—It will now be in order for Republican
politicians to show that Major WILLIAM
McKINLEY, of Canton, Ohio, now candidate
for President on a strictly ‘‘gold platform,’’
is not the same Major WiLLiaAM McKIN-
LEY, of Canton, Ohio, who as a representa-
tive in Congress, less than half a dozen
years ago, voted and spoke in favor of the
“unlimited coinage of silver.” This
should be an easy job if the people are as
easily gulled as some fools imagine they
are.” We will wait to see the work begin.
—BRADLEY without a vote for President
and QUAY returning from St. Louis with a
commission permitting him to sit among
the members of the Republican national
committee! How greatness and glory van-
ish ! How predictions come to naught ! But
still that great head-light of reform ; that
advance agent of prophetic knowledge—the
Philadelphia Times—the special champion
of these two cast down idols—should not be
disheartened. © There is time for more
prophecies, and room for more great men.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., JUNE
The impudent and preposterous claim is
made by the MCKINLEY managers that the
election of their man will ensure the adop-
tion of a system of protection that will fur-
nish ample revenue. They say that with
the supply of revenue produced by it the
trouble in regard to the currency, which is
now exciting the country on the silver
question, will be allayed. But if it’ were
true that the difficulty which the country
is having with the existing monetary sys-
tem is in consequence of an‘insufficiency of
revenue, the claim that a restoration of the
McKINLEY tariff would supply that defi-
ciency is utterly false. i
The MCKINLEY tariff was not intended
to be a revenue measure, and its effect was
to diminish the resources of the treasury.
It was for the express purpose of reducing
revenue that protective duties. were in-
creased and revenue duties were repealed.
Its only object and its sole effect was to in-
crease the revenues of the favored trusts
and protected monopolies.
In consequence of this policy, as the
main purpose of the MCKINLEY tariff, the
income to the treasury from tariff customs
fell from $229,000,000 in 1890, the year
that tariff act was passed, to $177,000,000
in 1892. In two years under the operation
of the MCKINLEY system, there was a loss
of revenue to the amount of $52,000,000.
This fact exposes the thorough impudence
of the assertion that the country had ample
revenue and general prosperity under the
McKINLEY tariff and the Republican
monetary system, and that those conditions
will be restored by a restoration of the
high protection duties of a Republican
After two years operation of the MCKIN-
LEY policy, from 1890 to 1892, there was
found to be not only a loss of $52,000,000
of revenue, but by the end of the HARRI-
SON administration a treasury surplus of
$100,000,000 left over from the CLEVELAND
administration had been dissipated, an
annual surplus of nearly the same amount
had been cut down to nothing, and an ex-
cess of $98,000,000 in the gold reserve had
This was the actual condition at the end
of the HARRISON administration. During
the last four months of that regime the
treasury receipts were $3,810,549 short of
the public expenditures. In consequence
of the deficient revenue producing quality
of the MCKINLEY tariff the cash balance
and the gold reserve both became so low
that Secretary FOSTER ordered the plates
to be prepared for an issue of bonds to sup-
ply this deficiency. It is a matter of his-
tory connected with that administration
that when it found itself driven to this ex-
treme it concluded to shove the broken-
down condition of the treasury upon the
incoming Democratic administration, and
managed to tide through this slump for the
short time it would be in power by using the
bank redemption fund of $50,000,000, by
withholding payments on appropriations,
and by securing $8,250,000 from certain
bankers in New York in exchange for
Having thug succeeded in getting the
wreck, created by themselves, off their
hands without making a loan, they were
ready to raise a howl over CLEVELAND'S
borrowing money, which was positively
necessitated by the condition in which
they had left the treasury, and to blame
the Democratic administration for the busi-
ness collapse that came as the inevitable
result of their defective currency system
that had devoured and depressed the
monetary conditions, and their vicious
tariff policy which, while it had failed to
produce sufficient revenue, had also dis-
ordered and paralyzed the industrial situa-
In view of these facts there is unpar-
re-adoption of the MCKINLEY tariff policy
will secure ample revenue and thereby
restore the currency to a sound condition.
The Lying Begins Early.
The Republican campaign of deception
will soon be in full swing, congressman
DALZELL having already opened it.
Addressing the Allegheny Republiean
county convention last week he told the
delegates who had just nominated him for
Congress, that under the MCKINLEY tariff
‘‘each day the nation’s revenues exceeded
the nation’s expenditures.’
If this was really so he should have ex-
plained to his audience how it happened
that at the end of the four years during
which that tariff was in operation, it was
found that there was a deficiency of $69,-
923,751.17, or, in other words, that the
revenues taken in during that time was
that much short of the expenses incurred.
An explanation was certainly required to
make that fact tally ,with his claim that
each day the income exceeded the outlay.
If he had wanted to tell the truth on the
subject he would have stated that there
was a daily shortage of $62,000. But when
a Republican candidate starts out on a
tariff campaign it isn’t to be expected that
he will stick to the truth.
‘alleled impudence in the claim that the |
Unfaithfal Discharge of Duty.
When Congress met last December the
people had a right to expect that their rep-
resentatives would interest themselves in
measures that would relieve the finances
and help to restore business confidence.
This was the first duty that the Congres-
sional servants owed to their masters, the
sovereign people. It was a duty higher
than any consideration of party interest,
and more binding upon Congress than any
motive that might actuate it to cater to the
advantage of any political party.
The people, however, were disappointed
if they looked to that body for relief either
for the financial straits of the government
or the business difficulties of the general
community. When Congress adjourned
last week it left the finances in greater em-
barrassment than they were in when it met
last December, and the general effect of its
do-nothing session was to increase the
doubt and uncertainty prevailing in busi-
ness circles. >
Nothing could have had a more depres-
sing and discouraging effect than that when
measures of relief were expected the only
response to such expectation was the enor-
mous increase in expenditures and the re-
fusal of Congress to adopt any measures
that would have tended to relieve the
treasury. The swelling tide of unrighteous
wastefulness that ran through all the pro-
ceedings of the sessions alarmed even some
of the Republican members, one of whom
Mr. MAHON, of Pennsylvania, in protest-
ing against the general drift of Congressional
extravagance, and proposing to reduce some
of the items of expense, said’: ‘“We can
make, for instance, our river and harbor
bill $50,000,000 instead of $74,000,000.
We can do with one war vessel less. 1
claim that you had better pay the honest
debts of the government than to make ex*
penditures that are not absolutely necessary
at this time. Pay the honest debts and
curtail“ the expenditures of the govern-
This was good advice, and really surpris-
ing as coming from the Republican side of
the House, but it did not suit the lavish
disposition of the majority who proceeded
to pile up appropriations that exceeded
those of the notorious 51st Congress by a
hundred million dollars, and gave occasion
for the MeKINLEYITES to demand increased
tariff taxation to meet these increased ex-
Will Need Explanation.
When W. C. ARNOLD gets around to
electioneer this fall, for votes to return him
to Congress, it will be in order for him to
explain his vote for that most unholy steal,
the river and harbor bill. Fifteen years
ago, President ARTHUR vetoed a similar
bill because of its extravagant appropri-
ations, the entire sum then aggregating
$18,000,000. The one passed by the last
Republican Congress, and enacted into a
law over the veto of President CLEVELAND,
and for which the member from this district
voted will cost the tax-payers of the coun-
try during the next two years over $77,-
ARNOLD will possibly explain that part
of this is to be expended on ‘‘Stump Creek,’
otherwise known as the Clarion river, and
that by this expenditure his constituents in
Clarion county will to some extent get back
their money. It may, and possibly will, be
spent as intended, but for what public use
neither Mr. ARNOLD, nor any one else will
ever be able to explain.
With the Republicans at Washington
voting away the people’s money by the
hundreds of millions to visionary schemes
like the improvement of ‘‘Stump creek,”
and the Republican state administration at
Harrisburg more than trebbling the expen-
ditures for state purposes, there are bright
prospects ahead for the tax-payer as long
as these public thieves are allowed to re-
main 1n power.
Thanking Speaker Reed.
At the recent adjournment of Congress
speaker REED received a unanimous vote of
thanks for the ability and impartiality with
which he had presided over the delibera-
tions of the House. Did he deserve such a
tribute from the Democratic members ? It
is true that during the past session he was
much more courteous and conciliatory to his
political opponents, and respectful of the
rights of the minority, than he was during
the sessions of the notorious Congress when
by his despotic rulings and almost brutal
disregard of fairness he gained the reputa-
tion of a CZAR, but would he not have
been the same. tyrant if there had been a
pet Republican measure like the McKIN-
LEY tariff to have been forced through ?
However, he behaved better than he did
in his earlier career as a speaker and the
Democrats, forgetful of past injuries, and in
a spirit of magnanimity, gave him the trib-
ute of their thanks for his improved be-
havior. Probably they were moved to pity
at the sight of his humiliation—in being
beaten for the nomination of his party by
such a scrub of a statesman as wobbling
(ing a right to it, and there should be no re-
Keep the Party Intact.
Congressman CoBB, a prominent Demo-
cratic representative from Missouri, is a
strong advocate of the gold standard, but
he talks like a sensible man and a good
Democrat when he says : “I do not believe
there will be a bolt. We shall have to let
the silver wing of the party have its way if
it is legitimately in control, and keep the
lights burning for the return of the re-
pentant sinner when he has come to his
It remains to be seen who will be the re-
pentant sinners, but in any event the al-
lignment of the party should be preserved.
Why should this not be done ? The whole
question should turn upon the legitimacy
of the control at Chicago. There are two
sets of opinions in the party in regard to
the monetary use of silver. Surely both
wings have a right to come to the conven-
tion with their opinions on a question of
financial policy, and'as it is proposed that
it shall be a deliberative body, the wing or
division that shall get control ina legiti-
mate manner should be recognized as hav-
belling against the will of the majority.
The opposite course would be undemocratic,
for it would be kicking against the Demo-
cratic principle that the majority shall rule.
In short it would be revolutionizing the
principle of Democracy by demanding that
the minority should either rule or ruin.
We. are confident that such a revolution-
ary course will not be adopted at Chicago.
The Swelling Tide of Extravagance.
The recklessness displayed by Congress
in its measures of extravagant expenditure
during the recent session is actually appall-
ing, and is one of the most alarming signs
of the danger with which Republican su-
premacy threatens the country.
This heartless and positively criminal
waste of the public means was perpetrated
in the face of a treasury deficit and a«is-
ordered currency, largely if not solely attrib-
utable to the previous vicious practices of
the Republican party, both in its mapage-
ment of the revenues and its general ad-
ministration of the finances. 3
While the administration was making
strenuous efforts to maintain the public
ovedit, “which was only possible by limiting
and reducing the liabilities, this worthless
Congress surpassed any former effort to
waste the public means. While the treas-
ury authorities were almost imploring it to
do something that might relieve the finan-
cial embarrassment of the government, the
profligates in” the capitol were not only
deaf to the appeal for assistance, but
answered it by increased drafts upon the
crippled resources of the treasury.
Instead of keeping the expenditures
within the limits of the public means the
demand is for more tariff legislation that
may raise the revenue sufficient for the
ever increasing extravagance of outlay.
The present tariff is denounced for not be-
ing adequate to the recklessly enlarged vol-
ume of expense, but what kind of a tariff,
what method of raising revenue will be
equal to the demands of this reckless pro- |
fligacy ? Curtail the expense and the pres-
ent resources will be sufficient.
Our Export of Manufactures.
This country is now shipping abroad
greater quantities of American manufact-
ures than ever before and this increase has
been steadily going on ever since the pres-
ent Democratic tariff had time to show its
effect. This enlargement of our manufact-
ured exports has not been caused by tem-
porary or exceptional conditions existing in
the countries to which they have been sent,
but are the result of the correct economic
policy and liberal trade regulations estab-
lished when the restrictive duties of the
MCKINLEY tariff were reduced.
In looking over the wide field to which
American manufactures are now being sent,
and from which they were excluded by the
McKINLEY tariff wall, it is seen that it in-
cludes South America, the West Indies,
Mexico, Europe, South Africa, Japan, Aus-
tralia and British India. ,
These are new avenues opened for the |
products of American labor, unlocked, as
it were, by the key of a Democratic tariff,
and yet we will hear the shouting of Mc-
KINLEY orators this summer demanding
the restoration of a tariff which had the ef-
fect of keeping those foreign markets closed
against otir manufacturers.
——Next Tuesday the followers of Gov-
ernor DANIEL HooD0o0O HASTINGS, in this
county, will meet to endorse his economic-
al (?) administration as Governor of the
Commonwealth, his efforts as a boomer of
the price of coal oil, and to name a ticket
that will be defeated in November by a
majority that will show just what the hon-
est, plain, people of Centre county think of
the present Republican state administra-
——Congressman LEONARD of the Ly-
coming district, of whom no one but his
family has heard since the election returns
of 1894 were read, has announced himself
Must Imagine Farmers Are Easily Gulled.
From the World.
The McKinleyites are trying to make
the farmers believe that the slight decline
in the amount of our agricultural exports
during the past year was in some way
caused by the Wilson tariff. In order to
coax the voters who left the Republican
party in 1892, on account of the high taxes
of the McKinley law, back into the protec-
tion fold, the agents of the trusts and mon-
opolies, which rob the farmer through high
prices, are promising that if the tariff of 1890
isrestored our exports of farm produets will
be greatly increased. How or why this
will be done they do not explain.
Is there an intelligent farmer in the
United States who believes that by putting
heavier taxes on foreign goods we can com-
pel the people of other countries to take
more of our surplus products? Is it not
likely that increased tariff taxation will
have the effect of diminishing our sales
abroad, since it will prevent the foreigners
sending us their goods in return for what
they buy ? Does any one suppose that by
making Americans pay more for imported
goods, the people of other countries will
eat more wheat, or meats, or wear more
There is one way, and one way only, in
which McKinleyism can increase our ex-
ports of farm products. Foreigners buy
from the United States only when the
prices of our products are lower than those
of competing countries. If the McKinley
tariff is restored, and if the prices of wheat,
cotton, corn, meats, etc., go down under it
as they did after its enactment in 1890,
then the foreigners may buy larger quanti-
ties of those articles. Is that a condition
of affairs which the farmers are anxious
for ? If so, they can have it. But they
had better think it over and figure up how
they would be helped by a policy which
would mean. the shipment of their pro-
ducts at a loss:
The Advice of a Democrat.
From the Syracuse News.
Ex-Speaker Crisp, of Georgia, who has
been, as candidate for United States Sena-
tor, making a red hot canvass for ‘‘free
silver” in his State, addressing an audience
of free silverites at Stone Mountain on
Decoration day, said : ‘““The great ques-
tion is that of finance. We must take hold
of it as we have done before, relying on a
fair and honest ballot. But if the result is
against silver we must stick by the party
and cast our ballots for the nominees who
ever they may be. This is the only way
to gain success. You will never see a party
that is for all you are for and against all
you are against. We must vote for the
men who come nearest to our. platform.’
‘Whatever the out-come at Chicago, whe.
er for free silver or gold Democracy is be-
fore and above any other possible issue.’
Stand by Democracy.
One Industry That Has Prospered.
From the Watertown Reunion.
In 1893, twenty-eight years after the
war of the rebellion was officially declared
to have ended, it was stated that Wplf a
million dollars a day were distributed in
war pensions. In 1860 there were 679.000
names on the pension lists, and in 1895,
the number had risen to 970, 524. Fifty-
seven years after the war of 1812, pensions
were voted to its surviving soldiers and.
their widows. It appears from the official
documents that when there were on the
pension list only 165 persons pensioned as
survivors of the war of 1812, there were no
less than 6,657 women who were pensioned
as widows of soldiers of the war. Charles
Dudley Warner says that qualifying for
pensions by marryiug old men would seem
to have been a recognized female industry.
That's Just What They we.
From the Washington Times.
To incorporate the will of the people in
a party platform or to control a convention
in the interests of the public is next to im-
possible. It is like trying tostop Vesuvius
with a champagne cork to attempt to pre-
vent corporations from having their own
way when party politics is ruled by such
men as Depew, Platt, Quay, Hanna and
others. If the Republican masses expect
to fight the coming campaign on the tariff
issue with these money gods in control
they will be sadly disappointed.
Daniel Was Not A Monometalist.
Daniel Webster in Congress Dec. 1836.
‘Gold and silver is the money of the con-
stitution. The constitutional! standard of
value is established and cannot be overturn-
ed. To overturn it would shake the whole
system. Gold and silver at rates fixed by
Congress constitutes the legal standard of
value in this country and neither Congress
nor any State has authority to establish
any other standard or dispose of this.’
They Kept one Promise at Least,
From the Lebanon Star.
Try as they will the Republicans cannot
wipe out Speaker Reed’s prophecy that it
was to be a do nothing Congress, and its
fulfillment. That is about the only prom-
ise that was kept.
What He’s Been Looking For.
From the Wichita Eagle.
General Weyler will at once proceed to
have, a decisive engagement with the in-
surgents if he can find a number sufficient-
ly few to lick. > 7
Gold Pumped From a Well.
The latest gold discovery in Iowa has
just been made on the farm of C. I. Whit-
ing, a Mapleton banker, one mile east of
town. Mr. Reinbold, the banker’s tenant,
noticed some time ago that the pump in a
40 foot well on the farm was throwing up
white sand and gravel. In the sand he ne-
ticed particles of what h® believed was
gold. A few days ago Mr. Whiting’s at-
tention was called to the discovery and a
quantity of the sand was brought to town for
a test by a local chemist. The latter imme-
diately reported the particles as standing
the test of pure gold. Several old miners
who have investigated the matter declare
that all indications point to placer gold on
the farm in paying quantities.
Spawls from the Keystone.
—John Miley shot himself through the
head at his home in Redington. ;
—William Rufe has been appointed
fourth-class postmaster at Revere.
—An inmate of Williamsport jail, Maude
Wilbur, committed suicide with poison.
—A disease which causes death to horses in
a few hours prevails in Franklin County.
—To escape arrest at Pittsburg, Miss Mary
Murrao jumped into the river and was
—A barn and tobacco shed, owned by Pe-
ter Helman, was burned at Mount Joy on
—Ex-Attorney General Palmer, of Wilkes-
barre, announces himself as a candidate for
congress in the Luzerne district.
—About 600 hands are idle as a result of
the shutting down of the Consolidated Steel
and Wire Nail Works, Beaver Falls.
—The women's edition of the Pottsville Re-
publican was issued on Saturday. It consist-
ed of 24 pages and the first edition numbered
—The Lewistown division camp isto be
named after General John Gibbon, a corps
commander in the Union army who was
born at Holmeshurg,
—Dr. C. M. Adams, of Williamsport, caught
123 trout in Walker's branch near that place
one day last week. The man who was with
him got eight dozen.
—The Northern Central Railroad, at Car-
lisle has asked Court to condemn land at
Bridgeport-in order to block the progress of
the Harrisburg & Mechanicsburg trolley.
—The degree of doctor of divinity has been
conferred upon Rev. M. K. Foster, presiding
elder of the Williamsport M. E. district, by
Dickinson college at Carlisle.
—While crossing the tracks of the Corn-
wall railroad at White Oak, James Fowler,
4-year-old son of John Fowler, was struck
down and killed in the presence of his par-
—One of the interesting exhibits at the
Blair county semi-centennial was a local
piano made at Flowing Springs in 1827 by Jo-
seph Small, the inside work being made by a
lady with a penknife.
—The sacrament of confirmation was ad-
ministered by the Rt. Rev. Bishop McGoverr,
in the Church of the Immaculate Conception,
at Lock Haven on Sunday to one hundred
and twenty persons.
—The congregation of the Fourth street
Methodist Episcopal church, at Reading,
will publicly burn a mortgage of $5,200 next
Sunday, thus cancelling the remaining in-
debtedness of the church.
—Five million young shad have been
placed in the Susquehanna, Juniata and
Delaware rivers this season by the state fish
commission. Thirty thousand Atlantic sal-
mon have been planfed in the Delaware riv-
—John M. Campbell, one of the oldest and
best known men in Altoona, was stricken
with paralysis on Monday morning, and died
before a physician could reach his home. He
was 70 years of age and was born in Juniata
—A sensation has been created by the elope-
ment of Charles Travena, a boy of 17 years,
son of Thomas Travena, of Hollenbach ave-
nue, Wilkesbarre, and his aunt, Bessie Tra-
vena, who is 43 years old, a dwarf and de-
—The appraisement of the estate of Dr.
William D. McGowan, of Ligonier, Pa.,
most of which was bequeathed to the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, shows it to be worth
not more than $40,000, instead of $75,000, as
at first supposed.
—Fire insurance premiums at DuBois have
been raised 25 per cent. through the failure
of the local water company to furnish an ade-
quate supply of water. The city will at
once establish a water supply system under
—Daniel Ward, John McCarthy, John Gil-
lespie and John Barrett partook of canned
salmon for breakfast at Mahonoy City on
Saturday and at noon were in a critical con-
dition. The attending physician ascribes the
cause to poison in the salmon. eee
—Frank Schied, of Lancaster, while on his
way from Harrisburg felt something crawl
up his trouser leg. He experienced a sharp
pain immediately afterwards, and upon in-
vestigation it was found that a bat had se-
curely fastened its teeth in the calf of his leg.
Josephine, the 10-year-old daughter of
of George Z. Lower, superintendent of the
Carlisle box factory, was drowned on Mon-
day in a quarry on the farm of her grand-
father, John 8. Forney, near Gettysburg.
She was playing on the bank and accidental-
ly fell in.
—James Brown, who was working on the
new Park building, in Pittsburg, fell on Mon-
day with a freight elevator from the four-
teenth floor to the basement, a distance of
200 ft. He was crushed in a horrible man-
ner. A defective rope was the. cause of the
—Hollidaysburg will erect a monument to
Colonel William G. Murray, of the Eighty-
fourth Pennsylvania Infantry, the first
Pennsylvania colonel killed in battle during
the Civil War. His cap, with the hole made
by the bullet, which caried the regimental
numbers into his skull, is still preserved.
—The end of the sensational trial of Mrs.
Fred J. Poth, wife of the wealthy Philadel-
phia brewer, at Norristown, came witha de-
cided triumph for the young wife. She was
accused of infidelity by her husband. The
jury rendered a verdict of not guilty and im-
posed the cost on Mrs. Inez Danvers, the star
witness for the prosecution.
—During the thunder storm Sunday even-
ing lightning struck the barn of Frank Seitz,
in Sugar Loaf township, near Hazleton, kill-
ing a horse and severely shocking Samuel
Seitz, who was in the building at the time.
He was unconscious when picked up, but re-
covered sufficiently to walk to his home
shortly after. One side of the barn was com-
pletely shattered. 3
—A new pest in the shape of an apple tree
destroyer is worrying the fruit growers
throughout the State. The troublesome
thing is a small white worm which ensconces
itself in the end of the limb of the trees and
bores away until it causes the blight of the
leaves. It was never heard of before this
spring and the experimental stations of the
State have taken up the matter and will
make an investigation.