Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 11, 1896, Image 1

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_ are still some Democrats in Pennsylvania.
Ink Slings.
—BRYAN’s letter. of acceptance will be
apt to give the goldites another spasm.
—The state convention, at Harrisburg,
yesterday, made one thing certain. There
—Now the story goes that QUAY and
MARTIN had to combine to keep Wana-
maker out of wi: United States Senate.
“What an unholy union todown holy John!
—It was more than significant that
CHABLEY GREEN should have gone home
and died after hearing SAM MILLER’S har-
angue in the Republican club rooms, last
Friday night.
—Mr. SINGERLY, the lone some man
from Philadelphia, was in Harrisburg try-
ing to run the Democratic state convention
yesterday. Of course he did it. Yes, but
like he ran for Governor in "94.
—The wise men of Bellefonte, the bolto-
crats, are looking wiser every day, but the
pity isthat they can’t impart their wisdom
to any one, because it is about the only
thing any of them would give for nothing.
—TIt is too bad about the poor bolto-crats.
Republicans cheer them in a way that lets
“them know that they only want their assis-
tance in a time of need, but would rather
be without such fickle political friends.
— GEORGE GOULD is going to hunt the
north pole now, so it is reported. Well as
he has money to burn no one will object to
doing it in the Arctic regions, though it
will be harder work there than anywhere
—The recalled Democratic state conven-
tion, at Harrisburg, yesterday, had
the effect of placing the Democracy of
Pennsylvania in ite true light before the
people. There is no place for deception
in true Democracy.
—If HARRY CURTIN should be elected
to the Legislature Governor HASTINGS
would place his vote for U. S. Senator
whereever he pleased. It would be pre-
sumption on HARRY’S part to think that he
would dare do anything himself.
—It is said that there are only two men
at the Scotia ore mines who have not join-
ed the MCKINLEY club. They are Demo-
crats and neither one of them have employ-
ment. If this be true it is a pretty com-
mentary on the extremes to which parti-
sanship is carried by some people.
—In the words employed by chairman
JONES in giving his opinion of the recent
Republican victory in Vermont we can say
that the Democratic triumph, in Arkansas,
was another case of the Dutch taking
Holland. In this latter case, however,
they took her as though they owned every
durned square inch within her boundaries.
—When we see beautiful American girls
straining themselves with corsets, so that
their organs must surely be compressed far
too much to allow of their performing their
proper functions, we are set to wondering
as to whether the Chinese woman, who
so hampers the growth of her feet as to
cause her toes to drop off, is any more of a
fool than they.
—Senator HILL, - having accepted the
election as a delegate to the New York
State convention after instructions to vote
for the endorsement of “Bryan and the Chi-
cago platform were imposed on him, tacit-
ly, but silently, announces to the world
that he is for the ticket. In our opinion
this makes the Hon. DAVID more of a
Democrat than ever.
—In the great labor day parade, at
Cleveland, Ohio, there were fifteen thou-
sand men in line. This fact bears no sig-
nificance in itself, but when it is known
that the principal feature was a magnificent
float bearing BRYAN’S picture, festooned
with American flags, a straw is discovered
through which HANNA will get more vine-
gar than anything else.
Philipsburg friends will desert him if he
says he will vote for HASTINGS for the
United States Senate, in the event of his
election to the Legislature ; and the Has-
TINGS people will hardly feel like doing
much for a man who won’t say right out
that he is with them. Poor ‘LITTLE
PHIL’ is certainly having a big fill of
trouble this fall.
—The goodness, the greatness, the
forcibly impressed on the public mind
when he can face such a gathering: as con-
fronted him, at Chicago, on Monday, and
deliver an impartial, non-partisam talk.
Wrapped up in the success of the silver
idea, as he is, it takes courage for a man to
forego the advantage that gathering gave
him to make converts to a cause so many
are espousing.
—When Mr. CYRUS ELDER, solicitor for
the Cambria iron works, tries to write ar-
ticles for newspapers he must remember
that the reading public is not in the same
awe of him as are the poor fellows whom
his company have just thrown out off em-
ployment by a shut down. They, no doubt,
make a show of believing what he says and
writes for fear of their jobs, but when he
speaks to the world, as he did in his arti-
cle in Tuesday’s issue of the Philadelphia
Press, he deals with those who have no con-
cern lest they be in had favor with employ-
ers. It is real grand to read such sentiment
as Mr. ELDER expresses, especially so, when
the source from which it emanates is
known. He says Democratic tariff and
BrRYANISM have caused the Johnstown
shut down and a shrinkage out there of $6,
980,200. The tariff has had nothing to do
with it as, Mr. ELDER knows, we are ex-
porting iron to-day.
Be cee” stmt ALTE SE on To
VOL. 41
The Wrong Remedy.
Great distress is reported to be prevail-
ing among the factory employes in Phil-
adelphia on account of the stoppage of
work, and this situation is charged to the
want of adequate tariff protection.
As it is not unusual for that class of
workmen to be ina distressed condition
before an- election in which the tariff ques-
tion is involved, there is a strong suspicion
that the millionaires have considerable todo
with bringing on the distress by stopping
work and throwing their men out of em-
ployment. By impressing them with the
belief that more protection is needed to
set the mills going, and that their trouble
is due to Democratic tariff reduction, the
men are more easily induced to vote the
Republican ticket and assist in securing the
tariff legislation that is much more profit-
able to the employers than to their work-
There is every reason to believe that the
present suffering of the Philadelphia mill
hands has a close connection with the com-
ing presidential election. Their votes are
needed for the restoration of the MCKIN-
LEY tariff, and the mills are stopped to
impress them with the belief that a Demo-
cratic tariff is responsible for their distress.
These poor fellows will probably be
starved into voting the Republican ticket,
but if MCKINLEY should be elected they
would find no improvement in their condi-
tion. The present tariff is amply sufficient
for all the purposes of protection. In its
average rate of duties the percentage varies
but little from the MCKINLEY measure,
and there is scarcely a possibility of an in-
crease of tariff rates.
The business interests of the country are
suffering from a cause which tariff tinker-
ing can not reach. It is the currency that
is out of order. Its volume has been
diminished at least one-half by the de-
monetization of silver. The gold standard
has so appreciated the value of the balance
as to render it too dear for general circula-
tion and the purposes of trade. The natural
effect of converting the dollars in our cur-
rency system into two-hundred cent dol-
lars by the gold appreciation is to paralyze
the operations of business by giving the
standard of value too high a measurement.
This standard, moreover, by its constrict-
ing influence, has, produced a monetary
situation that has placed the currency
under the control of a risig of money job-
bers in Wall street. ;
It is only by giving the country more
money, through the free coinage of silver,
that this situation can be relieved. No
other remedy will fit the case, and least of
all the quack medicine of the MCKINLEY
tariff doctors ; but the mill hands of Phil-
adelphia, who have been thrown out of
employment for a purpose, will be starved
into voting for more tariff, under the false
representation that it will be the only
means of relieving their distress.
An Expensive Farce.
Nowhere outside of Pennsylvania could
there be such a piece of political chicanery
perpetrated as that in which QUAY’S sham
senatorial investigating committee has been |
made to play the chief part. |
The avowed object of this committee was
to inquire into and expose alleged corrup-
tions and irregularities in the municipal
government of Philadelphia. No question
could exist as to the fact that the .govern-
ment of that city is rotten to the core, b J
in no quarter is it believed that there was
any intention to discover the municipal de-
fects, or that there was any other purpose
than to give one rascally faction the ad-
vantage over another that would be af-
forded by the threat and means of expos-
ing .its rascalities. QUAY wanted to put
and keep DAVE MARTIN in a hole, the
latter having incurred the boss’ displeasure,
and so he had his Legislature appoint a
committee that could hold the threat of
exposure over DAVE’S head ; but there has
been no attempt at real investigation, and
the whole farce winds up with QUAY’S
offer to restore MARTIN to his friendship,
with the probability that the two corrupt
ringsters will soon be working together in
political harness.
But this will not be the end of this inves-
tigation farce, so far as the people of the
State are concerned. A bill for $100,000,
to pay the expenses of this sham commit-
tee, will be presented in the State Legisla-
ture, and that will be the amount the tax-
payers will have to pay to afford boss QUAY
the temporary satisfaction of putting DAVE
MARTIN in & hole.
——In those parts of New York, Penn-
sylvania and Ohio recently visited by can-
didate BRYAN the enthusiasm of his re-
ception indicated a popular sentiment that
was entirely uncontrolled by the influence
of trusts and bond syndicates. The feel-
ing displayed by the thousands who greet
ed him was such as would naturally char-
acterize the Yribute of honest people to an
honest man. All the money at MARK
HANNA'S command could not purchase
BELLEFONTE, PA., SEPT. 11, 1896.
Who Will Be To Blame.
Those citizens who were disgusted with
the eonduct of the last Pennsylvania Legis-
proceedings were equally disgraceful and
injurious to the State, will have an oppor-
tunity, at the next election, to participate in
the choice of another body of law makers.
It will be for them to determine whether
there shall be an improvement on those
who behaved so discreditably at the last
session, or whether the same extravagant
practices, the same disregard for the public
interest, and the same obedience to boss
control, shall characterize the conduct of
the next State Legislature.
A number of those who imparted so dis-
reputable a character to the last session are
candidates for re-election. After having
betrayed the interest of the people for the
benefit of monopolistic corporatiops, and to
promote the designs of party bosses who
required new offices and larger salaries for
their henchmen, these men ask to be again
entrusted with the representative power
which they so shamefully abused. - If their
conduct shall receive the endorsement of a
re-election it will be virtually an approval
of their unfaithful and corrupt conduct,
and they would be justified in believing
that they had been given a license to re-
peat their official misbehavior.
But whether the Republican legislative
candidates are old members or new aspir-
ants, corrupt practices have become so
habitual with Legislators belonging to that
party that whether old or new they can’t
be trusted. The bad character of the last
Legislature was not an exceptional case.
It exceeded those that preceded it only in
the degree of thorough worthlessness. If,
after the record it made, another that will
be sure to be like it is sent to Harrisburg,
the people will have themselves to blame
if their money is squandered and their in-
terests sacrificed for the advantage of
machine bosses and corporations that are
able to pay for legislation.
‘Cheap Coats and Dirty Dollars.
It was entirely natural that BENJAMIN
HARRISON, who once gave it as his opinion
that the quality of the man depended upon
the value of his coat, should call the money
of the people “dirty dollars,”
He appears-to have : great. contempt for
anything that is common, looking with
disdain upon the coat of the workingman
that didn’t cost as ‘much as the million-
aire’s broad-cloth, and upon the dollar
which used to be so serviceable to the com-
it too dear for its former usefulness by
measuring its value by the gold standard.
BENJAMIN has greater respect for the
gold-bug dollar. He can see no. dirt on
the dollar which, by being converted intoa
200-cent dollar by gold measurement, has
been made more difficult for the workman
to get, and has reduced the market price of
the farmer’s products. It is, however, a
profitable dollar for the gold dealers and
millionaire syndicates, and hence HARRI-
soN’s love for it.
The Bardsley Pardon.
JoHN BARDSLEY was convicted of and
imprisoned for the most flagrant case of
embezzlement that ever occurred in this
State. His offence was aggravated by the
fact that it was public money that he stole,
and there were circumstances that pointed
to the implication of others in the crime.
The punishment which the court provided
for him was fully merited by the character
and magnitude of his offence, but it was
believed at the time that there were higher
parties who should have shared it with
him. His embezzlement was of a character
that fitted in with the practices of the party
to which he belonged, and there was rea-
sonable ground for suspicion that he was
not alone in its perpetration. He was,
however, singled out for punishment, he
being the only victim, but an impression
prevailed in the public mind that his im-
prisonment would be abridged in con-
sideration of his not implicating equally
guflty parties. Had he peached, it might
have hit some who stood high in the party.
It now turns out that after five years of
incarceration, amounting to but a third of
the punishment allotted to him, a. remark-
able spirit of clemency takes possession of
the pardoning authorities. It is discovered
that the prisoner’s-bealth is giving way
under the rigor of his imprisonment, and
after a great show of deliberation in the
case by the pardoning board, and examina-
tion by medical experts, and a parade of
reluctance on the part of the Executive,
the prediction at the time of his conviction
that JOHN BARDSLEY would escape the
larger part of his punishment by means of
a pardon, is about being verified.
Appearances seem to justify the belief
that when JOHN BARDSLEY went into the
penitentiary he had the assurance that if
he would keep his mouth shut he would
remain in prison for but a fraction of the
time of his sentence.
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lature and felt that the general tenor of its
mon people before the gold operators made |
A Misleading Answer.
A correspondent of the Philadelphia
Record, writing for information on the
money question, asks: ‘If free coinage
should be adopted would the silver dollars
then coined for private individuals be
guaranteed, as the present silver dollar is,
by the government ?’’
To this the Record answers : ‘‘No !’’ Stat-
ing further that ‘‘the government, under
the operation of free coinage, would merely
attest the weight and fineness of silver coin
or gold coin. Its responsibility would go
no further.”
This answer is given in a way that would
imply that the silver dollars now in cir-
culation, with gold as the basis of our
monetary system, are kept at a parity with
gold, or to their full value of a hundred
cents, hy the responsibility of the govern-
ment. The only responsibility that would
have that effect would be the responsibility
to redeem them in gold, but the govern-
ment does not do this, does not pretend to
do it, and would not have the means of
doing it if it made such pretension. It is
with the greatest difficulty that the gov-
ernment can keep a stock of gold on hand
sufficient to pay a fraction of her legal
tender notes, and hence the absurdity, as
well as untruthfulness, of representing the
government a° having assumed the addi-
tional responsibility of keeping our hun-
dreds of millions of silver coin and certifi-
cates on a parity with gold. The govern-
ment is not responsible for anything it
can’t do.
There was never a greater humbug than
the claim that the gold standard is main-
taining the full value of the silver dollar,
and that if that standard, as a basis of
value, were removed, the purchasing power
of the dollar would drop to 53-cents. That
dollar circulates. at its full value, and will
continue to do so, simply for the reason
that its worth has the testimony of the gov-
ernment stamp and because itis a legal
tender to the amount of one hundred cents.
Is It a Crime to Be a Democrat?
It would seem so from an article in the
Daily News, on Monday, in which it said:
“There are only two Demoerats employed
about the place.””” The place referred to is
the ore operations of the CARNEGIE steel
compeary, at Scotia, in this county.
The only tonclusion that ean be drawn
from the narrow view taken by the News
is that the management of the Scotia
mines takes pride in the fact that only two
Democrats are given employment there.
If this be true then those two Democrats
are at once to be congratulated and pitied.
Congratulated, that they have dared to be
Democrats, while working at a place that
is boasted off as the News boasts of the
Scotia mines and pitied, because their polit-
ical heroism and physical labor is recom-
pensed by the paltry sum of 80 cents a
day, the labor wage that is being paid in
the Scotia mines.
The True Supporters of Honest Money.
BRYAN is fighting the battle of the farm-
ers and the laborer against the money com-
bines of New York and Europe.
The gold standard is increasing the
wealth of the money kings, while the man
on the farm and the man who handles the
pick and the shovel, have found their con-
dition becoming worse ever since silver has
been degraded from its position as the
money of the people. .
Farm and workshop both began to suffer
as soon as astandard was fixed that enabled
the syndicates to cemtract and control the
currency. :
The syndicates are fighting for further
profits when they contend for asystem that
compels the American government to come
to them for gold loans. By this policy they
make millions as private profit, regardless
of the vast increase of the public debt that
results from it. - :
That there is no profit to the generality
of the people in this policy is evidenced by
the increasing impoverishment of the masses
since the demonetization of silver, while a
limited olass is growing wealthy almost be-
yond calculation. :
It is contended by those who reap its
enormous benefits that this policy should
be maintained in order that the wage-earn-
ers may have the advantage of ‘honest
money’ and may not be cheated with de-
preciated silver dollars, a reason similar to
that which is given for tariffing the nec-
essaries of life as a means of benefiting the
working people. 3
Is it probable that the syndicates of Wall
street money dealers, who derive immense
gains by the present monetary arrange-
ment, are moved by a real desire for honest
money in sustaining the gold standard, or
is it more likely that an honest currency
finds its true supporters in BRYAN and the
party back of him that is striving to re-
store the money of the constitution ?
——The silver sentiment is not dying
by any means. Don’t let that worry you.
It is the death rattle of the MCKINLEY
sentiment that has deceived you.
NO. 36.
Judge Furst, Untrue or Misinformed.
From the Philipsburg Bituminous Record.
We regret that we were not present when
Judge Furst began his speech before the
Republican club of Philipsburg last Fri-
day night. The little we did hear con-
tained so much that was absurdly incor-
rect that it leads us to the conclusion that
the entire speech was full of misinforma-
tion. We will briefly consider four or five
of the statements by him and which we
jotted down at the time.
First. Speaking of the per capita
amount of money in circulation to-day
the judge declared it to be $24, sufficient
for all the needs of the people. We deny
that there is in circulation that much per
capita and defy the judge to prove his
statement correct, but letting that go we
desire to ask him this question: If a per
capita circulation of $24 is sufficient for
the needs of the United States, why did
the Republican party in this State, in its
platform, adopted at Harrisburg, May 23rd,
1894, make the following declaration.
_ ‘“We favor the expansion of the circulat-
ing medium of the country until the same
shall amount to $40 per capita of our pop-
See Smull’s Hand Book, page 663, an
authority Judge Furst will hardly dispute.
His position in opposition to his party’s
declaration in 1894 shows the inconsistency
of his party’s position on the money ques-
tion, and should lead intelligent men to
more carefully read the principles enunci-
ated by the Democratic party since the
Singerlys and Belmonts i Whitneys
have left it. ;
Second. Judge Furst declared that the
Democratic platform favored the supplying
of people with money though they did no
work for the money; that silver was to be
free to all who want it. Such a statement
is hardly worthy of an answer. If it proves
anything at all, it proves the utter igno-
rance or untruthfulness of the man who
made it.
Third. He declared that the people who
were demanding the free coinage of silver
numbered less than two-thirds of the popu-
lation of Philadelphia, and that the con-
vention that declared for free silver was
not representative of the Democratic
party. Of course it is possible the judge
does not know what the population of
Philadelphia is, but this much he ought to
know and that is that the States that sent
delegations to the Chi convention in-
structed to stand up for the free coinage of
silver represented 45 out of the 70 million
people in the United States.
Fifth. He declared that silver mine
mine owners were the richest people. in
the United States; that they net gif
their Iand for practically nothing-—paying
at the rate of $1.25 an acre for it—but now
they wanted their silver coined at the ex-
pense of the public. Most any school boy
could inform the judge that many of the
silver mine owners paid fabulous sums for
their mines, much more than they have
thus far realized out of them. As faras
their wealth is concerned, they are weal-
thy in the same sense a coal operator is
wealthy who owns lots of coal lands, but
cannot mine his coal because of the low
price consumers are willing to pay for it.
The judge knows, if he knows anything at
all about the subject, (and we doubt very
much if he does,) that there is little or
nothing in mining silver and selling the
bullion at the price Republican legislation
has reduced it to.
Sixth. Judge Furst, with a face as
serious as it was the night he received the
returns from the primaries when he was a
candidate for renomination, declared that
the silver mine owners only wanted their
bullion coined so that they might hoard
it. What nonsense. If their purpose is
to hoard the coined silver, are they not
better off by hoarding the silver hefore be-
ing mined? And following that state-
ment he went on to prove that the remon-
etization of silver meant 53-cent dollars
forgetting that a moment before he declar-
ed that the silver mine owners would take
their bullion to the government and make
47 cents on every dollar minted. That
statement has been made many times in
some of the goldite papers, and no doubt
Mr. Furst obtained it from that source.
We are surprised, however, that the
speaker did not see the absurdity of the ar-
gument. ae
He Didn't Like to Part with His Stlver.
From the Huntingdon Monitor.
A well known citizen of West township
was in town last Saturday, and after filling
up with the ardent started out to make
speeches to a patient public in favor of the
single gold standard. As he warmed up
internally he grew decidedly more forcible
than elegant, then abusive and finally dis-
orderly, which resulted in his being es-
corted to the lockup. Mayor Schock kind-
ly consented to release the orator upon the
payment of three ‘‘53-cent’’ dollars, as the
equivalent of a three dollar fine, but the
West township single gold standard advo-
cate, notwithstanding he had only a few
moments before told of the depreciating
value of the white metal, kicked vigorously
with departing with his silver. He forked
it over at all events, and took ‘occasion to
remind the mayor that if it cost that much
to talk in the future he wouldn’t say a
word against England, and that the people
of the United States could go to——so far
as he was concerned.
—1I am going to encourage them in
every possible way. I intend to point
them to thé gold and silver that waits
for them in the West. Tell the miners for
me that I shall promote their interests to
the utmost of my ability, because their
prosperity is the prosperity of the nations
we shall prove in a very few years that
we are the treasury of the world.—ABRA-
Spawls from the Keystone.
—Simon Naugle died in church at Lough-
linstown near Ligonier.
—In a fight at Reading Mr. Hassler was so
badly bitten he will be disfigured for life.
—The corner-stone of the Christ Reformed
church, at Allentown, was laid on Sunday.
—Tt is predicted at Pittsburg that soft coal
will be cheaper next winter than ever before.
—The criminal court of Schuylkill county
opened its September session with 422 new
—The Hebrew temple of Shaorai Shoma-
gim at Lancaster was dedicated Monday
—A Pittsburg man makes a business of
shipping human bodies to Philadelphia medic-
al colleges.
—About 200 members of the Young Man-
nerchor, of Philadelphia, had an outing at
Reading, Monday.
—DuBois, Clearfield county, has organized
a free silver club, with four hundred and
forty-seven members.
—Safe crackers blew open the safe in the
Pennsylvania railroad station at St. Clair,
but got very little booty. .
—Brewers and bottlers who send their wag-
ons into Berks county are fined for violation
of the state liquor law.
—Disappointment in love induced young
Maberry Reinhart to hang himself at Len-
hartsville, Berks county.
—Judge Cyrus L. Pershing. who was ill for
several years, now attends regularly to the
duties of the bench at Pottsville.
—Franklin county commissioners, as those
elsewhere have done, have refused to pay
constables their usual mileage fees.
—Suspected as the man who tried to mur-
der policemen Houch, at Altoona, John
Horner was jailed there on Monday.
—By a unanimous vote the 131 pupils of
Chambersburg High school decided to sub-
stitute Latin for rhetoric and English gram-
—The barns on the Danville asylum farm
were burned to the ground Wednesday
morning. Thirty-two cows were burned to
—James Houlihan, of Norristown, was sent
to the State insane asylum Wednesday. He
was 20 years old and his reason was dethron-
ed by cigaret smoking.
—For having saved five fellow-country-
men from drowning a year ago, Victor Adam,
residing at Pittsburg, received a gold medal
from the King of Belgium on Monday.
—Mzs. John E. Hess, wife of a well-known
Clearfield groceryman, committed suicide,
Tuesday by hanging her-self in theattic over
the store. She has been ill for about a year.
—David Davis, of Beulah, one day last
week, while hunting with dogs,treed a wildcat,
but on account of the late hour in the evening,
it having commenced to get dark, the critter
got off. :
—William B. Wigton, of Philadelphia, suc-
ceeds the late Peter G. Wikel as superintend-
ent of the brick works at Wigton. W. H.
Lingenfelter is filling Mr. Wigton’s former
position as bookkeeper. .
—Mr. H. J. Crouse, of Ebensburg, has two
pumpkins which will measure ten feet in cir-
cumference, three pumpkins which will
weigh 200 pounds and twenty-five pumpkins
which will weigh 800 pounds.
—William Nicholas, in trying to save
George Burk’s 11-year old daughter, near
Allentown, Wednesday evening, was struck
by a passenger train on the Central railroad
of New Jersey. Both were killed, their bod-
ies being horribly mangled.
—Hunter and Baughman, lumber manufac-
tures, whose operationsare about two and one-
half miles east of Patton, have shipped by
rail from that place in twenty-four days dur-
ing the month of August thirty three car
loads of lumber, besides delivering to Patton
about 100,000 feet of lumber as local orders.
—Landlord A. B. Cushing, of the Commer-
cial hotel, at Barnesboro, Cambria county, is
making a reputation as the boss eel fisher.
The other day he went out for a little
while, remarking that he felt very much like
having eel for dinner, and returned shortly
with one measuring thirty-seven inchesin
length and eight inches in circumference.
—While Jacob and Charles Kilpatrick, of
Bethlehem, were playing ball Tuesday even-
ing, 10-year old James Queir ran between
them just as Jacobs pitched a ball to Kirk-
patrick. The ball struck the little fellow
on the right temple, killing him instantly.
A jury exonerated Jacobs, but censured the
borough for permitting ball playing on the
public thoroughfares.
—Gov. Hastings has commissioned Capt,
Sylvester H. Martin, John D. Vautier and
John M. Wallace, of Philadelphia, and Sam-
uel G. Boone, of Berks county, as delegates
to assist the United States Antietam battle
fleld board in locating the position of organi-
zation from this State in that battle, Alex-
ander G. Morris, of Blair county, and T. B.
Patton, of Huntingdon, were appointed as
delegates from Pennsylvania to the National
prison congress at Milwaukee, on September
—Harry Bringhurst, a conductor on the
Pennsylvania traction line, was accidentally
shot and instantly killed at his home in Lan-
caster, Tuesday evening. He and John Reid-
er, a young student of Franklin and Marsh-
all college, were preparing to go on a gun-
ning and fishing trip this morning and were
examining several guns and pistols. Reider
picked up a revolver supposed to be empty
land pulled the trigger. A bullet passed
through Bringhurst’s heart and “he dropped
dead upon the floor without speaking a word.
—Rev. J. C. Reeser, pastor of the Lutheran
church of Hollidaysburg and John D. Love a
well-known merchant of that place were
drowned in the Juniata river last Thursday
while out fishing. Itisthought that Rev. Rees-
er in wading through the river slipped into a
deep hole, where the bodies were found, and
that his gum boots and heavy clothing drag-
ged him down. Love evidently ran to his
assistance as his fishing tackle and basket
were found some distance from the bank
where he had been digging bait. Both were
good swimmers and the real account of their
death? will never be known. Love was a rel-
ative of Judge Dean’s and Reeser was one of
the best known-Tiutherans in the State.