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—England has one pauper for every thir-
ty-eight inhabitants, and prides herself
that she is on a gold basis.
—BURKE COCHRAN’S ‘‘squelcher,” of
Tuesday night was a squelcher only to
those who anticipated so much and realized
so little. :
—Reports say that SCHRADER the healer
is making the blind to see down in Texas,
which promises a larger Democratic major-
ity than usual from that state.
—Too many bristling points in BRYAN’S
speech accepting the nomination has pre-
vented the gold-bug papers ‘‘sitting down
on it,’’ as they had hoped to do.
—And poor Mr. McKINLEY must wear
the muzzle all through the campaign.
Verily Mr. HANNA, ‘Is thy servant a dog
that he should do this thing ?”’
—The fact that MARK HANNA says that
“CoCcHRAN’S speech was just superb,”
leaves a lurking suspicion that Mr. HAN-
NA is not cognizant of a poor thing when
he sees it.
—Most people hollow loudest when they
are hurt the most. This possibly accounts
for the continuous yelping of the Republi-
can press about BRYAN’s New York
—Notice is given that the convention of
gold Democrats in Philadelphia, next week,
will not be open to the public. This is
consistent. The place for ‘‘bolters’’ is be-
hind locked doors.
—It is possible that Mr. ECKLES will
quit public place with a pretty fair reputa-
tion as a Controller of the Currency. Asa
controller of his own mouth, however, he
will be voted an utter failure.
—Centre county will have two represen-
tatives at the convention of holters to be
held in Philadelphia, on Tuesday next,
provided the rail-road company furnishes
passes. They represent eleven other sore-
—1It will be observed that while MARK
HANNA expresses the fullest confidence, as
to the result of the election, it is not of
that overpowering kind of faith that would
allow the grid iron to cool, if success was
an absolute certainty.
—There are some things that can be done
as easily as others, but Mr. MARK HANNA
is discovering that downing the voice of
the people is not as easy a matter to do, as
downing a strike on the part of his over-
worked and underpaid employees.
—As yet we have neither see nor heard of
any one round here tearing his shirt in the
endeavor to create enthusiasm over the
senatorial candidacy of ‘our DANIEL.”
Surely somebody is neglecting a duty they
owe to Centre’s “‘favorite scu,’”’ else why
this painful quietude ?
—When a man is compelled to proclaim
himself a Democrat every opportunity that
offers, to keep people beleiving he is one, it
is very evident thathis general political
conduct is considerably run down at the
heel and in a condition of great doubt.
—1It is seldom that great men have great
sons. Which accounts for the idiocy dis-
played in the paraded interviews and do-
ings of that trio of sap heads, young CAR-
LISLE, SEWALL and WILSON, neither of
whom are knowa for anything except that
they are the ‘‘sons of their fathers.”
—From present indications the newspa-
pers that are now criticising candidate
BRYAN'’S notification speech, will be given
the opportunity to lay themselves out in
showing the weakness of his inaugural ad-
dress. As criticisers there is every pros-
pect of a four years job ahead of them.
—1It is not ‘‘parity’’ and ‘‘ratios’’ that the
workingman cares about nearly so much as
it is adequate pay for a days work, and
bread, and clothes, and schooling for his
family. The party that promises these
will get his vote irrespective of any fixed
ratio or financial parity that bankers may
—When BILLY GIVEN stepped out of the
Democratic ranks down in Lancaster, the
other day, and turned round to look for
the hole his desertion had made, he was as
much surprised as was JIM CARTER at At-
lantic city on discovering that neither the
surf nor the sea were in the least effected
by his getting out of the water. :
—SECRETARY CARLISLE has been at
Buzzards Bay for some days, but up to this
writing, no one has proclaimed that either
himself or President CLEVELAND has giv-
en any encouragement to the pie-counter
brigades that is now so overwhelmingly
anxious about the ‘‘credit of the Country.”
If they don’t soon speak the belly-band on
a lot of gold-bug Democrats is liable to bust.
—It’s amusing to say the least, to hear
fellows who never thought enough of their
own credit to pay an honest bill when they
had the money in their pockets, yawp
about the necessity of maintaining the
‘‘credit of the country.” There are a
number of this class of ‘‘credit maintain-
ers,”’ that don’t live far from here, and some
of them talk very loud about the ‘‘honest
payment of debts.”
— With its willing arms entwined about
HERR Most, and its bewitching smile
graciously beaming upon MADELINE POL-
LARD BRECKENRIDGE, it is eminently
proper, of course, that the Republican par-
ty should rant about the ‘‘Anarchy’ of
American farmers, and the ‘‘immorality’’
of the proposition to re-pay bond holders
in the same kind of money they bought
their bonds with.
That “Campaign of Education.”
The gold bug or single standard advo-
cates for months back have been telling the
public what a wiping out of the ‘silver
heresey’’ there would be when they got
their “campaign of education’ started.
If that has not been done already we would
like to see its opening.
As long back as July 1895, this paper
was approached with propositions to insert
such stuff as the ‘Sound Currency Com-
mittee” of 52 William street N. Y., would
furnish, in return for which insertions we
WERE TO RECEIVE WHAT WOULD BE AN
EQUIVALENT TO US, OF $12.00 PER WEEK.
In addition to this offer the further proposi-
tion was made to furnish ‘‘broadsides,’’ or
supplements, to the WATCHMAN free of
expense delivered in our office. The pro-
positions to us, had the appearance of an at-
tempt to bribe and no attention was given
them. We noticed however that a num-
ber of papers, some of them claiming to be
Democratic, accepted these offers and cir-
culated the matter furnished.
Not content with the ‘education’ that
these purchased newspapers would fur-
nish, a fellow by name of KNAUFF was
hired by the ‘Sound Money League of
Pennsylvania’’—(424 Drexel building
Phil’a) to impose upon the public numer-
ous leaflets and to go about the state de-
livering free lectures and giving a stereop-
ticon exhibition of the beauties and benefits
of the single gold standard. This was
many months ago. What these efforts
were for ; what the money that it cost to
buy up the press of the State to publish
the matter furnished them, was expended
for, if not to ‘‘educate’” the people we are
at a loss to understand.
If after bribing the press for a year and
paying lecturers and free shows for travel-
ing over the state, during the same length
of time, in the interest of the money kings,
they have additional educational methods
to resort to, we are extremely anxious to
see and understand what they are.
The people are waiting. Trot out your
paid speakers, Mr. Gold-bugs, and your
paid for essays and arguments if you have
anything new or anything different upon
this important subject, and let the voter
judge whether he is with those who bribe
papers and are paid tospeak in the interest
of English money lenders and their agents
and partners in this county, or whether he
is with those who speak, and write, and
act, in the interest of the masses and the
prosperity of the country.
Away down deep in our ‘‘inards’” we
pity Mr. WiLLiaM McKINLEY of Ohio.
He is in a position that no presidential
candidate has ever occupied. He is ina
situation that no aspirant for the high
place he seeks should ever be in. He is in
a fix that no man of spirit, independence
or political honesty, would be in for a mo-
ment. But he is where he is, and he can’t
helpit. - Circumstances and MARK HANNA
will keep him there, and during the entire
campaign he will be a mere figure head—a
presidential nonentity, a political sphinx,
silent, solemn and no doubt sour. If he
opens his mouth to speak for gold as his
party platform demands, he will only in-
sure the doubtful western states for BRYAN
and SEWALL. If he clothes himself in the
panoply of protection and goes forth to
please the manufacturers of the East, he
will drive from his support the sore-heads
who are known as gold Democrats. Such
is his situation. In fact he is in the same
helpless condition as HOOKER’s bull when
impaled on the picket fence, and could
neither ‘hook out ahead or kick out be-
Dumping Silver on Us.
One of the foolish arguments against the
free coinage of silver is that if we should
adopt that policy, Europe and the rest of
the world would dump all their silver up-
on us and we should be completely over-
whelmed by an. avalanche of the white
In the name of all that is sensible, what
would they do that for? What would be
their motive in wanting to bury us under
piles of silver? Is that metal of so little
value to the people of Europe that they
would want to send it over here and chuck
it on us merely for fun? °
"No such folly would be committed.
Europe needs her silver, and must have
it. During the last year England alone
purchased $54,000,000 worth of our silver.
She would need it the more and hold on to
it the tighter when she whould see its val-
ue increased hy our government’s enlarging
its usefulness as money and increasing the
demand for it.
The only object Europe could have in
sending her silver to this country would be
to buy something, and- our farmers and
other producers, whose trade has dwindled
away under the gold standard would not
‘object to silver coming in for that purpose.
That is the only way in which it can come
over for the people of other nations are not
going to dump it upon us for nothing.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
An Excellent Example.
Hon. HoKE SMITH, member of President
CLEVELAND’S cabinet, sets an example
which in this political contest should be
followed by every Democrat who has at
heart the success of his party-and the wel-
fare of his country.
It was but a few months ago that Mr.
SMITH made public speeches in his State of
Georgia against the free silver policy, he
being opposed to the coinage of that metal
as a financial measure, in the light in
which he viewed it at that juncture ; but
the Democratic party having adopted a
platform which includes among its other
principles a declaration in favor of the free
coinage of silver, he does not propose to
teject that platform and oppose the can-
didates who have been nominated on it,
because one of its planks conflicts with his
preconceived views in regard to the cur-
rency. With a broad-minded and liberal
comprehension of the duty of the hour, he
says : ‘The Democratic party does not
confine its platform to a single issue, nor
will its power to serve the people cease
with the solution of that issue. It stands
for just taxation, for the suppression of
monopolies and trusts, for government ac-
cording to the terms of the constitution ;
for the rights of the plain people of the
land. With us in Georgia it also stands
for honesty and capacity in the manage-
ment of our State and county affairs, for
the defense of property, home and person.”
He is a poor-spirited and narrow minded
Democrat who thinks that all that Demo-
cracy stands for is comprehended in the
question of the coinage of gold or silver
dollars, and who, like the SINGERLY’S
and BULLITS of this State, is willing to
allow the Republican party to go on op-
pressing the people with monopoly tariffs,
building up the trusts and other combina-
tions that are striving to control the re-
sources of the country, and subjecting the
common classes to the detestable domina-
tion of a plutocratic aristocracy, simply be-
cause he is affected by a sort of indefinite
fear that the coinage of silver dollars may
depreciate the currency.
HOKE SMITH is not such a feeble-minded
and weak-kneed Democrat. He is not
willing to sacrifice the Democratic party
on the altar of the money changers.
A Brazen Array of Wealth.
Nothing could show in a more glaring
light the spirit and purpose of the MCKIN-
LEY campaign than the character of the
men who have been called into council
with manager HANNA. They are not in-
dividuals noted for their great public vir-
tues, or their commanding abilities as pub-
lic men, but they are relied upon for no
other quality than their unlimited wealth.
At the time when the country is under
the blight of plutocratic supremacy, and is
struggling to relieve itself from the grip of
the money sharks, a gang of millionaires,
most of whom have won their wealth by
practices but little better than robbery, are
called on to help MARK HANNA run the
That notorious despoiler of laboring men,
and ruthless suppressor of labor strikes, will
be aided by an advisory committee who
are known to possess riches that aggregate
$525,000,000, among them being such ab-
sorbers of the country’s wealth as JOHN D.
ROCKEFELLER, CORNELIUS VANDERBILT,
C. P. HUNTINGDON, J. PIERPONT MOR-
GAN and others of the same category,
whose colossal fortunes are the product of
monopolistic combinations, tariff favorit-
ism, railroad freight discrimination, cor-
poration stock watering and railroad wreck-
The common people—the farmers, me-
chanics and laboringmen—who have long
groaned under systems and Holicies adopted
and enforced for the enrichment of these
men, find this ill-gotten wealth now being
converted into a political agency with
which to perpetuate the power and advant-
age of its owners. Surely the votes of the
outraged and oppressed millions should be
too strong for this brazen error of wealth,
which is counted on as being able to con-
trol the election.
The Prosperity A Gold Standard Brings.
How we have been ‘prospering since the
demonetization , of silver, is officially
shown by the records that are to be found
in any court house in the counfry. Debt
is the evidence of depressed financial con-
ditions. Mortgages are the evidence of
debts. Between the years 1818 and 1873
there were only 100 dockets needed in Al-
legheny county to record the mortgages,
but from 1873 to 1896 it has taken 650
dockets for the same purpose, and as a
general thing the mortgages have been
heavier. And so it will be found .in every
county in this state. The property of the
people is gradually but surely getting into
the hands of the few. If this ‘‘existing con-
dition”’ is to be continued, how long will
it be until, like in England, our homes and
our farms will be part of the estates of
landed barons and our people tenants and
but little better than slaves? Asa mort-
gage maker the gold standard is an un-
BELLEFONTE, PA., AUG. 21, 1896. _
A Few Facts for Workingmen.
Whenever one of the advocates of the
gold standard and scarce money crowd bhe-
gins to prate to you about the condition of -
Mexico as a free silver country, ask him
how it comes that Mexican laborers remain
at home and that so few of them are found
in this country seeking employment?
Mexico is as close to us as Canada. It is
on a silver basis, while Canada is on a gold
basis. The last census returns show that
we have just 1,000 Canadian workingmen
in this country for every Mexican.
What does this prove? Simply that the
workingmen of silver standard Mexico are
better paid, and more contented, than are
the workingmen of gold standard Canada.
If workingmen are receiving sufficient
pay to make them contented and happy,
or if they are in the least prosperous, they
will not leave home, family and friends to
take the chances of bettering their condi-
tions in strange lands.
The census returns show that from Eng-
land, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, 1,000,-
000 people, mostly workingmen, came to
this country from 1880 to 1890. During
the same period 1,469,426 came from Ger-
many ; 226,020 from Austria ; 265,063 from
Norway and Sweden ; 392,802 from Canada,
and 560,483 from Italy.
EVERY ONE OF THESE COUNTRIES HAVE
THE SINGLE GOLD STANDARD.
Why do their workingmen leave them
if this standard secures good wages or
steady employment to laborers ?
France that has more silver in proportion
to her population, than any European
country sent us but 50,400 emigrants - dur-
ing the last ten years. Mexico that is on a
silver basis, sent us 640.
How do these facts tally with the state-
ment of the gold bug advocates that in sil-
ver countries labor is poorly paid, and that
it is in the gold standard countries that
laborers are the most contented and pros-
This country is tryingto get along un-
der the gold standard now, and laborers,
when they can find work are getting 80 cents
per day. Prior to 1873 when we had the
double standard, day laborers received from
$1.25 to $2.00 per day and constant work.
,» Choose ye workingmen which ye prefer !
Adding Insult to Injury.
Mr. BourRKE COCHRAN, who, fora thous-
and dollars a speech, has consented to be-
come the mouth-piece and representative
on the stump, of candidate MCKINLEY re-
ferred in his speech in New York t
farmers as a class ‘“WHO CUETIVATES pis
THE QUARRELS OF THEIR NEIGH-
BORS, WHO LABOR WITH THEIR
JAWS, POPULISTS, AGITATORS,
An insult of this kind coming from a di-
rect representative of the gold-bug candi-
date and from one whose mouth is hired, to
do the dirty work of the oppressor of the
people, is doubly insulting to every tiller
of the soil within the limits of this country.
Through his tool COCHRAN, MCKINLEY is
adding, to the injury he would do the peo-
ple, a gratuitous and unwarranted insult.
McKinley Stultifies Himself.
In a recent speech made at Cincinnati
candidate MCKINLEY made the general
declaration that ‘‘no government can get
on without it preserves itshonor. - ‘‘In this
remark he had reference to the alleged dis-
honor there would be in the government
paying its bonds in any other money than
This is the same MCKINLEY who in 1878
voted for the STANLEY MATTHEWS resolu-
tions that.declared, with no dishonor what-
ever in the declaration, that ‘‘all the bonds
“‘of the United States are payable, princi-
‘pal and interest, at the option of the gov-
‘‘ernment, in silver dollars of the United
‘‘States containing 412} grains each of
‘‘standard silver. :
Now will Major MCKINLEY, as a candi-
cate for president of the United States,
stand up and say that when he voted for
that resolution he voted to do a dishonora-
ble act ?
There was no dishonor in the purpose of
that resolution. It merely declared that
when bonds of the United States stipulated
on their face that they were payable in
lawful coin of the country, they could be
paid in silver, which is not only lawful but
It is only since the entire monetary sys-
tem must be constricted, to suit the interest
of the money dealers and government bond
brokers, that it has been discovered that
the honor of the government requires the
bonds to be paid in gold, and it is only
since the goldbugs have put MCKINLEY on
a gold platform that he has become con-
vinced that the payment of the bonds in
silver would be dishonorable.
McKINLEY is stultified either by his
vote for the MATTHEWS resolutions or by
his Cincinnati declaration. :
——Read the WATCHMAN during the
Why Wheat Brings so Little.
From the Jeffersonian Democrat.
One of the principal articles of export
from the United States is wheat. This
wheat finds its market in Liverpool, where
the price is fixed. The price of wheat in
Liverpool fixes its price in Chicago, and
the price in Chicago fixes it every other
place in the United States. This everyone
admits who knows anything at all about
the question. But, it is asked, ‘what has
silver to do with the price of wheat? We
thought its price was fixed by the law of
supply aud demand, like other commodi-
ties, and the price had declined because of
its large overproduction.”” All other con-
ditions being equal, the law of supply and
demand would regulate the price of wheat,
the same as other articles. But jusi now
there are special conditions which affect
the price of wheat, and these conditions
have grown out of the demonetization of
silver. Let us see.
India and the Argentine Republic are the
great rivals of the United States in the
wheat market of the world, whose prices
are made and regulated in Liverpool.
Both of these countries are on a silver
money basis entirely. The United States
is on a gold basis. India being a depend-
ency of Great Britain, will have the pref-
erence in the Liverpool market. India
produces little or no silver. The United
States is the greatest silver producing
country of the world.
In India wheat has always sold at the
rate of a bushel of wheat for two rupees of
silver, worth two of our half dollars. It
sells for that now, and can’t be bought in
Calcutta for less. Now, with silver de-
monetized, and silver bullion selling at 53
cents to the dollar, England buys Ameri-
can silver at 53 cents in London or Liver-
pool, sends it to India for wheat, and thus
gets her wheat there for 53 cents a bushel.
This, as a matter of course, forces down the
pricee of American wheat. And all be-
cause we have demonetized silver, and
thus reduced the price of silver bullion.
Before 1873 there was no time when
there was not a demand for every bushel
of wheat, the surplus all being taken in
Europe. Now, by our foolish demonetiza-
tion of silver we have ruined our European
market, and our surplus wheat lies on our
hands dead stock, and our farmers are be-
ing ruined. We have taken away half the
value of our Western silver mines, and re-
duced our wheat more than one-half in
Let farmers study this problem closely.
Overproduction of wheat in the United
States has had nothing to do with its fall in
price. It was the demonetization of silver
that did it.
Don’t Care for Englang.
From the Cincinnati Inquirer.
The Demoeratic party at Chicago wisely
eschewed all Republicanism. It is again
the party of Jefferson and Jackson, with
no higher ambition than to serve the
American people and do their will. The
Republican party would have us wait and
ask England what she thinks of the free
oinage of silver. The Democratic party
doesw’t care a continental what England
thinks about this or any other American
question. Had George Washington con-
sulted England this free republic would
never have been. We would be the slaves
of England to-day, as the Republican party
would have us be her money slaves. It is
un-American, unpatriotic, cowardly and
contemptible for us to consult any Euro-
pean power about the domestic policy of
They Are For a ‘Continuation of Ex-
From the Steubenville (0.) Gazette. °.
The advisory committee of Wall street
sharks selected by Mark Hanna to help
along with his campaign is a list of men
whose wealth aggregates $500,000,000,
among whom are those who made raids on
the treasury and forced bond sales to the
amount of $260,000,000, out of which deal
no less than $20,000,000 profit was made
by the syndicate.
Things He Couldn’t Foresee.
From the San Francisco Examiner.
Mr. Hanna is having some difficulty in
explaining to the workmen why he has al-
ways fought them so bitterly. He might
as well be frank about it and tell them
that he didn’t know that he would ever
have vicarious presidential aspirations.
«Will Revive Business and Boom Indus-
From Interview of Rev. Dr. Fhlmage.
If the silver people win, I believe there
will be such a revival in business, such a
booming in industries which are now in-
active, and such a general shaking up of
commercial interests that the country will
be sure to prosper.
It’s Working the Same Way Here.
From the Clinton Democrat.
Up to 1816 when England demonetized
silver she had one person out of sixty that
owned land ; to-day on a gold basis she has
only one out of every 770 inhabitants that
own land. Prosperous, indeed !
From the Bangor Commercial.
Speaking of ‘‘boy orators,’’ precocious
statesmen, &ec., there was little Willie Mc-
Kinley, who, at the tender age of 35, voted
in Congress for free silver and for paying
the bonds in silver dollars.
——Mr. J. A. PACKER one of the most
extensive and successful farmers in Clinton
county, and who hgs heretofore been an
active and influential Republican, writes
us under date of August 18th, that he
‘knows what is good for the the farmer and
consequently will vote for ‘Free Silver’.
There are many other Republican farmers
who have made up their minds to do just
as Mr. Packer says he will.
Spawls from the Keystone.
—H. D. Widdonson was appointed post-
master at Rochester.
—Footpads held up and robbed Joseph and
James Turrold near Natalie.
—The Tyrone iron works closed down last
week on account of the extreme heat.
—Scranton saloon keepers are waging war
upon the brewers who sell liquorto speak-
—Frank Sims, formerly of Titusville, was
drowned while bathing in Misery bay at Eric
—Several hundred Odd Fellows from vari-
ous parts of the State had a picnic at
Reading on Saturday.
—The demand for soft coal from Pennsyl-
vania mines has decreased owing to the slack
in the iron and steel industry.
—A gas explosion in a Wilkesbarre mine
fatally burned John Flynn and badly scorch-
ed John Hughes and James Manahan.
—Highwaymen attacked John Mozowoski
between Scranton and Jeanesville last night
and robbed him of his month’s pay.
—The Nippenose News says: A Rauch-
town citizen issaid to have $7,000in gold
deposited with a Lock Haven trust company.
—It has been authoratively stated that
Chambers and McKee glass plants at Jeannette
will resume operations at a much earlier date
than for several years.
—The water works at Towanda, Bradford
county, have been sold to Messrs. G. W.
Kipp and E. F. Kizer for $75,000, subject to a
bonded indebtedness of $100,000.
—Eleven Indian boys and girls have ar-
rived at the Carlisle school. They are of the
Chippewa nation and came from Michigan.
Their ages range from 7 to 17 years.
—L. B. Ogden, a woodsman residing near
DuBois, shot himself in the heart Friday af-
ternoon with a Winchester rifle and died
shortly after. He was despondent.
—The Moser family at Pottstown has or-
ganized with a view to getting possession of
a valuable tract of coal land at Tamaqua,
which it is claimed belongs to them.
—A young man named John Smith was
found dead on the railroad track on the out-
skirts of DuBois early on Sunday morning.
Circumstances point strongly to foul play.
—While playing the part of peacemaker at
Brackneyville, Susquehanna county, last
night Leon Gaige was fatally stabbed by a
man named Kelly and another man was seri-
—Laura Block, a little nine year old girl of
Johnstown, was drowned by falling into a
stream known as Sam’s run. The body was
carried through the sewer and later was re-
covered in Stoney creek.
—Rush Dugan, of New Cumberland, was
drowned and four companions had a narrow
escape from a similar fate by the capsizing of
a small rowboat Sunday evening, in the Sus-
quehanna river, near Steelton.
—Lorenzo Heeman, who escaped from the
Towanda jail, August 8th, has been found in
a hospital at Harrisburg with his right leg
cut offby a freight train.” He will be taken
back to jail, when able to move.
—Clyde Lewis, of Johnstown, made a de-
liberate attempt to murder Charles Hoffman
and his son Herman, Sunday but only suc-
ceeded in putting a ball in the latter's hip.
Lewis is locked up on a charge of attempted
—Samuel Borrell, aged 12 years, was struck
and killed by a northbound express train at
Leesport Sunday evening. The boy was
walking on the Reading railroad and the
noise of another train prevented him from
observing the passenger train.
—The Punxsutawney Spirit says that the
various new large buildings for the new iron
plant are now well under way and some of
them are almost completed. The iron frame
work of the stock house, which is one of the
largest in the country, is up and the roof on.
—While a party of boys were playing ball
in the yard attached to the house of David
Godshall in Sellersville, Montgomery Co.,
a fumbled ball accidentally hit the seven-
months-old child of Mr. Godshall. The child
was lying in a baby coach and death follow-
ed within twelve hours.
—Twelve valuable Holstein cows, the prop-
erty of William A, Stoner, of Alberton, West-
moreland county, were slaughtered on Tues-
day at the Allegheny schindery, and found
to be in the last stage of tuberculosis. These
were part of the herd that Deputy State Ve-
terinarian J. Stewart Lacock examined sev-
eral days ago.
—William Wiand, aged 30 years, son of
Samuel Wiand, a well-known farmer of East
Coventry, Chester county, committed suicide
at the residence of his father on Sunday.
About noon he took his gun, and, going
under a tree near the house, placed the muz-
zle in his mouth and kicked the trigger with
his foot, blowing his head to pieces. No
cause is given for the act.
—A hundred pounds of dynamite exploded
in the yard of Miller’s hotel at Lancaster on
Monday morning, causing several deaths and
wrecking the hotel. C. F. Gannon, F. Ham-
mond and G. Crossman, Pennsylvania Tele-
phone company employes - were killed.
Michael Wade, Frank Lewis and Philip
Lawrence were fatally hurt. A score of oth-
ers were more or less injured.
—Emig’s Grove campmeeting ground, five
miles north of York was devastated by fire at
8 o'clock on Monday morning. Thirty-five
double cottages, a large tabernacle and a
dining hall were reduced to ashes. The loss
will reach about $10,000 ; many of the cot-
tagers lost all their personal property, and
watches, jewelry and money were consumed
in the fire. There were between 700 and 800
cottagers on the grounds at the time of the
—The twenty-third annual encampment of
the Central Pennsylvania grange will be held
the week of Sept. 12th at Grange park Centre
county. The encampment this year is ex-
pected to be attended by from 40,000 to 60,-
000 people. There will be two political days
one Democratie- and one Republican, when
the silver wnt fod standards as they effect
the farmer will be fully discussed. Hon.
Mortimer Whitehead will lead the silver de-
bate, assisted by General Warner, and Hon.
Stuart Patterson will have the gold debate in
hand. The exhibitions this year will be
larger and finer than last year's display.