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Bellefonte, Pa., Jan. 15, 1897.
P. GRAY MEEK, - z
Democratic County Committee for 1897.
Huan 8S. TayLOR, Boyp A. MUSSER,
Witrian J. KepLer, Assistant Secretary.
Precinct. Name, P. 0. Address.
Bellefonte N. W. Jno. Trafford Bellefonte
o S.W Ed. Brown, Jr. &
£8 W. W. Geo. R. Meek, se
Centre Hall Boro J. Witmer Wolf, Centre Hall
Howard £6 Abe Weber, Howard
Milesburg | Jas. B. Noll,
Millheim® © Sam’l Weiser, Jr.,
Unionville * L. P. Brisbin,
Philipsburg 1st W. J. W. Lukens
£6 2nd W. Harry Denning,
£ srd W. Albert Howe
State College Boro J. N. Krumrine, State College
S. Philipsburg “Henry S. Wilcox, Philipsburg
Benner Twp. N. P. L. C. Rerick, Bellefonte
2 he S. P. John Ishler, i
Boggs Twp. N. P. Henry Heaton, Milesburg
s¢ E.P. Jos |, Neff, Roland
4 W.P. D. FP. Poorman, Temry
Burnside Twp. Wm. Hipple, ine Glenn
College © : Jno. A. Rupp, Oak Hall
Curtin $e N. J. McCloskey, Romola
Ferguson * E.P. W. H. Frye, Pine Grove Mills
f “ W. P. Sam Harpster, Jr., Gatesburg
G 'wp. N. P. Geo. Weaver,
ogg p E Te Penn Hall
P. Jas. C. Condo,
“ W.P. Jno, Smith, Spring Mills
Haines Twp. W. P. W. T. Winklebeck, Coburn
t E.P. R. E. Stover, Woodward
Half Moon Twp. Stormstown
Jas. A. Swabh, Linden Hall
Howard 3 Robert Confer, Howard
Huston ff Henry Hale, Julian
Liberty oe Jas. I. DeLong, Blanchard
Marion ot Wm. P. Orr, Walker
Miles Twp. E. P. Dan'l W. Harter, Wolf's Store
3 W. P. Edward Miller, Centre Mills
£ M.P. C.J. Crouse, Rebersburg
Patton Twp. D. L. Meek, Waddle
Penn © A. P. Zerby, Sober
Potter « 8 P, ‘J F. Smith Colyer
$€ * N P. G. H. Emerick, Centre Hall
Rush * NP. Wm. Frank, Philipsburg
¢ “ 8S. P. Sam’l Wayne Osceola Mills
Snow Shoe Twp.E.P
54 “ W. P 8. K. Johnston, Moshannon
Spring Twp. N. P. L. H. Wian, Bellefonte
4 S. P. W. H. Noll, Jr., Pleasant Gap
P. F. Garbrick, Bellefonte
Taylor Twp. Vinton Beckwith, Hannah
Union Chas. G. Hall, Fleming
Walker J. H. Carner, Hublersburg
Worth ©. A. J. Johnston, Port Matilda
The Democrats of Centre county will hold their
caucuses for the nomination of candidates for
borough, ward, township and precinct officers on
the 23rd day of January, 1897. The committee-
men of the several precincts and wards will take
notice hereof and fix the hour for the holding of
these caucuses. Instructions and blanks will be
sent in due time to each committeemen.
Boyp A. Musser, HUGH S. TAYLOR,
The Worriment of the Judge.
Reports have it that his honor, judge
LOVE. is showing considefable worriment
over what he calls the comments of the
newspapers on his course in the MILLER-
CRONISTER contest. This may possibly be
so, although if it is, it would tax the
judge’s ingenuity to discover the com-
ments complained of in the newspapers in
which they were supposed to be published.
The truth is, that so far in this contest
no newspaper, either within or without
the county, has had a word of criticism on
his course. Although abundant reason has
been furnished they preferred giving the
plain facts as fairly as they could, allowing
the people to draw conclusions for them-
© selves as to the justice of his rulings or the
fairness of decisions made.
What judge LovE has to fear and worry
about in this case is not the opinions of
newspapers, but the indignation of an out-
raged and tax-ridden people ; the com-
ments that are sure to come from those
who will be compelled to pay the costs of
the contest that his rulings, more than any
facts presented, will fasten upon the
Judge LovE knows that in no contest
that has been made within this State under
the present election laws, has the mere alle- |
gation of fraud or the charges of interested
parties been considered sufficient evidence
to justify the expense of a contest, and yet,
in this instance, with the petitioner’s at-
torneys admitting in their official demand
for a recount that ‘‘the only accessible evi-
dence of the illegality of the returns can only
be obtained by a production of the ballots,’
he issues a decree requiring that the bal-
lot boxes be gathered up and brought to
this town at the expense of the people, for
the purpose of opening them to ascertain if
the allegations of ABRAM MILLER and the
few men who signed his petition are correct.
Thus, in place of requiring the contestant
to furnish proof that he was illegally and
fraudulently counted out, and then ordering
the gathering up and opening of the ballot
boxes to verify the proof furnished, he
accepts the unsupported, unproved asser-
tions of a few individuals who know nothing
about who was permitted, or had a right to
vote, how any ticket was mafffed or how
the vote was counted in a single precinct
the returns of which they challenge, as of
sufficient importance to put the people of
the county to the expense of proving that
their election boards are honest and intel-
ligent enough to receive and count the
votes, and that the return of the votes
made under his direction and certified to
by him, on the fifth day of November, is
correct and true.
It is rulings such as this, that will bring
the comments from the tax-payers, upon
whom all the costs in this case will be sad-
dled, that judge LovE has cause to worry
over. And if he could hear but a few of
the many that came to us, he would appre-
ciate how great a cause he has for worry.
There is one opportunity left for judge
LOVE to set himself right before the people
and to show that he has more care for the
interest of the tax-payers than for the de-
mands of a greedy office seeker. It will be
presented him to-morrow, Saturday, when
MILLER’S bill of particulars is filed. If
the proof of the allegations made is not
plain, positive and undoubted as to the
wrongs complained of, let him turn the
contestant, with his suspicion, his charges
and his unsupported statements, down and
the people, irrespective of party, will ap-
prove, notwithstanding the expense they |
have already heen put to,
Lawrence Reding Snow Shoe -
The senatorial contest in this State
scarcely rose above the dignity of a factional
fight, terminating, as was to be expected,
in the victory of the stronger faction head-
ed by boss QUAY.
Notwithstanding WANAMAKER’S pious
pretensions, his candidacy had the un-
savory support of DAVE MARTIN’S com-
bine of Philadelphia municipal corruption-
ists, supplemented by such support as was
given him by so-called ‘business interests,”’
*| which recognized him as a fit representative
of the Republican policy of subordinating
all other interests to the advantage of a
As between WANAMAKER and boss
QUAY’S man PENROSE, the choice was
decidedly of the Hobson variety, but those
who supported the QUAY candidate had at
least the comfort of knowing that they
were voting for a man whose political
methods didn’t belie moral and religious
pretensions. WANAMAKER had hardly
entered the arena of the senatorial fight
before his opponents were forced to set
detectives on his track to watch the crook-
edness of his proceedings, and it wasn’t
long before they unearthed a gang of
slanderous emissaries, belonging to the
clerical profession, who were doing what
they could, underhandedly, to defame the
character of WANAMAKER’S opponent.
This was followed by the capture of an
agent charged with trying the influence of
money in securing votes for the senatorial
candidate who represented the ‘‘business
interests.”” These were suspicious circum-
stances, and went to show that even the
most pious candidate may require watch-
ing, and that the leader of a Bethany Sun-
day school, when an aspirant for office,
may not be devoid of the tricks of practical
We do not say that Mr. WANAMAKER
authorized those slanderous preachers to
go around the country and circulate the
story that PENROSE was an infidel, or that
he employed the party who was arrested on
the charge of trying to secure votes for him
by bribery, but we do say that when he
issued an appeal to the public in support
of his senatorial candidacy, basing his
claim largely on the amount of money he |
was instrumental in putting into the HAR-
RISON campaign, he displayed a rather
obtuse sense of political morals.
A Postinaster Shoots a Prominent Wil-
Postmaster Landers, of Newberry, Shot Hon. Seth
T. Foresman, on Saturday.—Not Fatally—Land-
ers Short on His Accounts Took to Drink.
Williamsport was thrown into a fury of
excitement, Saturday afternoon, when it
became known that Hon. Seth F. Fores-
man, one of the leading men and politi-
cians of the city had been shot, while in an
altercation with postmaster Landers of
Newberry. The particulars of the shoot-
ing are about as follows :
G. W. Landers has served as postmaster
at Newberry under the present administra-
tion; and plore Miss Blanche Laylon
as deputy. iss Myrtle Straub was also
a new employe of the office. Of late Mr.
Landers has been dfinking heavily and the
affairs of the post office have been in bad
shape, the bondsmen having had to come
to the assistance of the postmaster at the
time of settlements. On Friday evening
Miss Laylon permitted Miss Straub to go
home and when Mr. Landers came back to
the office he inquired where she was. Up-
on being informed he became angry and
one word brought on another until finally
he accused Miss Laylon of being responsi-
ble for a certain shortage in the accounts
that had just been discovered. Miss Lay-
lon tendered her resignation and demanded
Mr. Foresman, who is one of Mr. Land-
ers’ bondsmen, heard of this occurrence
and on Saturday afternoon, ahout 4:30
o’clock he visited the Newberry postoffice.
Mrs. W. V. Cowden, sister of the postmas-
ter, and Miss Straub, were in the enclosure
at the time. It was Mr. Foresman’s pur-
pose to talk with Mr. Landers and urge that
he retain Miss Laylon as deputy. It was
during this discussion that the postmaster
drew a “‘pepperbox’! pistol loaded with 22
calibre (long) cartridges, and fired, the
bullet lodging in Mr. Foresman’s abdomen.
Herbert Savage, aged about 17 years.
was in the waiting room at the time the
shooting occurred. He saw Mr. Foresman
and Mr. Landers talking together earnest-
ly. Mr. Landers drew the pistol and when
Savage saw the weapon he turned his head,
As soon as the shot was fired he rushed
over to John B. Cain’s barber shop and in-
formed the men there of the shooting.
Among the first to respond was Abra.
ham Good. He met Mr. Foresman coming
out of the post office with Landers’ pistol
in his hand. Mr. Foresman did not then
know he had been hit. An examination
was at once made at” the barber shop, Mr.
Foresman himself pluckily removing his
clothing. The wound was uncovered and
then Mr. Foresman walked to the resi-
dence of George D. Leonard, where Dr.
Bell gave him attention and immediately
ordered him’ removed to his home. He
was taken there in a cab.
At the home of Mr. Foresman, 1314
West Fourth street, Drs. Bell, McCormick
and Johnson probed for the bullet, but
could not locate it. It had entered the ab-
domen at a point an inch to the right of,
and an inch and a half below the naval.
Soon after the shooting patrolman Russie
found Landers at the post i The man
was in a half stupified condition. He was
at once taken to the office of alderman C.
V. L. McMinn where he was given a pre-
liminary hearing. Among those present
was Miss Laylon and when it was suggest-
ed to Landers that he hand over the keys
to her, as had been requested by Mr. Fores-
man soon after the shooting, the postmas-
ter refused. When the charge was read to
Landers he stated that he had no intention
of shooting Mr. Foresman. When he
pulled out his pistol it was with the idea
of shooting himself. The hammer of the
weapon was not raised and when he at-
tempted to place it against his head Mr.
Foresman grappled with him. During the
scuffle the pistol was discharged. He did
not know he had shot Mr. Foresman until
so imformed by patrolman Russie,
Landers was afterwards lodged in jail.
He is 33 years old, has a wifeand one child.
The latest reports from Williamsport are
to the effect that Mr. Foresman will recov-
er, though the bullet has not been located.
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Spaniards and Insurgents Doing All
They ,Can to Despolil the Island of Cuba.
Americans Heavy Losers.—It is no Wonder the Cubans
are in Insurrection.—Woolsack Even is Corrupt.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13th.—This, which
will be my last letter concerning what I
saw and heard in Cuba, will be a relation
of incidents and anecdotes which may
touch on topics of Cuban interest to the
Some instances of outrages upon Ameri-
can citizens in Cuba are well authenticat-
ed. I saw an American man, a farmer,
who was robbed of all his money and all
his horses, and received a cut upon the
head with a machete. His neighbors
pacificos, were plundered and one man
shot dead at the breakfast table. These
outrages were committed by the celebrated
Spanish regiment of Pizarro. The proper-
ty of an American citizen in Santa Clara to
a large amount was appropriated or de-
stroyed by the Spanish troops. On the
very day he was cited before the court to
give testimony in his suit for damages, the
Spanish troops visited his plantation, drove
off his stock and destroyed what property
‘The Spaniards burn the houses of sup-
posed rebels in the country. The insur-
gents burn the houses of obnoxious Span-
iards in the towns. The Spaniards confine
themselves to railroads, turnpikes, high-
ways and garrison towns. At night the
insurgents go where they please. General
Weyler’s assurances of early pacification
with the present method are received with
great incredulity by foreigners in Havana,
as well as by the Cubans themselves.
While in Havana I inquired concerning
the notorious Dr. Zertucha, the man who
is supposed to’ have betrayed Maceo. I
ing very quiet, but the day before I left I
was informed that he was to guide an ex-
pedition into the hills of Pinar del Rio to
discover the hiding places of the insurgents
to the Spanish.
MANY AMERICANS ARRESTED.
A good many naturalized citizens of the
United States have heen arrested by the
Spanish and condemned to deportation and
life imprisonment upon verdicts of the
courts, and it is said many have been sent
off simply as suspects. General Lee la-
bored hard to get permission for Sanguilly
.to leave theislands and come to the United
States under a pledge that he would not
return during the war, and he obtained the
consent of the local authorities. But it
was vetoed in Spain. Young Delgado’s
recovery is doubtful. General Lee does
everything possible for the relief of the
prisoners claiming American citizenship.
The income from customs in Cuba is
very much reduced by the corruption of
custom house officials. It is sometimes
the case that flour, which has an import
duty of $4.50 per sack, is shipped to Spain,
resacked and reshipped to avoid the duty.
In fact, the island presents the usual conse-
quences of a people who have been taxed
and ruled by another people thousands of
miles away. The ever-répeated story of
official peculation and legal exaction.
The Cuban may not have the capacity
for self-government to the same degree that
the American has, or even perhaps as the
Spaniard ; but it would be almost impossi-
ble for him to govern himself worse than
he is governed by the Spanish. With a
permanent pacification assured there would,
no doubt, set into Cuba a great influx of
Americans as well as American capital.
JUDICIARY IS CORRUPT.
Official corruption on the island is gen-
eral ; even judicial functions not being un-
contaminated. It isa common saying in
Cuba that before any law-suit is won you
must not only have the merits of the case,
bat the greater length of purse.
Should war between this country and
Spain grow out of present Cuban troubles,
we would be on the aggressive, not the de-
fensive, as some foolish Spanish folk are
fond of thinking. We would easily over-
match Spain upon the water, and could
drive her war vessels from about Havana,
Spain has no coaling stations near at hand,
and could not stay. We, on the other
hand, have coal at Key West. Steam was
a great blow to the Spanish marine ; the
decay of the sailing vessel saw the decline
of Spanish power at sea. Were war to
come we would blockade Havana and
starve her out. The insurgents could be
relied on to take care of the interior and
cut off supplies from the rear.
The defenses of Havana make a very
formidable appearance. The entrance to
the bay is very narrow, and Morro castle is
directly on the gulf, and the entrance to
the channel. It is a very old castle of
solid masonry, and I do not think it would
withstand the impact of heavy projectiles,
Ft. Cabanas is immediately behind it on
the bay, and high up the ridge command-
ing the port. This fort was planned by
the English in their short possession of the
island. It commands the bay, and would
be effective for defense seaward.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO ?
A mile and a half still further back is
another fort on the crest of the ridge,
from inland attack. On the east side of
the hay, alongthe coast, there are several
strong works, iy heavy guns. The
city, looking into the interior, has no de-
fenses as yet, but is easily defensible,
The real question now for the United
States to consider is what part they will
play in this drama There is no doubt but
that a recognition of belligerency is an ex-
ecutive act in this and all other countries,
but it would now be of doubtful utility.
It would. not tend to hasten the close of this
island warfare ; dane after fiteenth’ century
methods at the close of the ninteenth
. While the contention between the exec-
utive and congress as to the . co stitn-
tional power of each to recognize indepen-
dence is going on, the waste of the island
general destruction of property, including
American property, proceed.
If I am correct in my opinion that the
rebels will not accept autonomy, and, in
fact nothing short of independence, and
that the Spanish government will not
be able to reduce them to subjection and
peace, the question then is—what is the
duty of the United States to herself ?
It is estimated that Americans own $50-
000,000 of property in Cuba, and have se-
curity upon plantations and other property
for about $40,000,000 alone. The trade
of Cuba about $80,000,000, has been almost
entirely ours. This seems to me to he a
valid reason for the United States to de-
clare to Spain that the war must be closed.
This would seem to settle the right to in-
AMERICANS LOSING HEAVILY.
It the war goes on as now the island will
be laid waste, and American security and
property will be virtually destroyed, to-
gether with the trade of the island. I do
not believe that any European nation could
be drawn into a conflet to which Spain
and the United States were parties on ac-
count of Cuba.
was told that he was in Havana and keep- |.
perhaps, for defense.
of five years.
‘Behring Sea question on the Venezuelan
by torch, the effusion of blood, and the |
The president in his recent message as-
sumes that no one but America should be
permitted to interfere in present Cuban
troubles, and in that he will be heartily
supported by the congress and the people.
He also intimates to Spain that there is a
point at which intervention might proba-
bly occur. In comment on the president’s
position, it is fair to say that when he de-
nies the right of others to intervene he as-
sumed for this government an obligation
to do so at the proper time.—By Herando
De Soto Money.
Annual Review of the Work of the
State Agricultural Department.
HARRISBURG, Jan. 10. — Thomas J.
Edge, Secretary of Agriculture, has sub-
mitted to Governor Hastings an elaborate
report, showing the operations of the de-
partment during the past year, in which
he suggests the enactment of a law, by the
Legislature defining the legal status of the
State Board of Agriculture, which has re-
fused State aid since the close of the last
Legislature. The Secretary also recom-
mends the enactment of legislation de-
signed to prevent the spread of San Jose
scale, and that its enforcement be assigned
to an officer of the Department of Agricul-
ture and not to one acting independently.
He stated that with the exception of the
hay crop, the farmers of Pennsylvania
have little cause for complaint as to yields
of the past season. Nearly all the crops
were above the average and that of corn
was one of the largest for years. There was
an unusual amount of irregularity in some
crops, which was due to the fact that cer-
tain districts of the State suffered more
than others from the universal drought of
the past summer.
Secretary Edge also advises that as soon
as the conditions of the State treasury will
permit, an attempt should be made to ob-
tain control of a portion of the timber areas
on the water sheds of one or both branches
of the Susquehanna in this State by im-
itating the example of other States and be
placed in position to influence the water
supply by controlling the character and
condition of the forests upon the water
This experiment may be made by de-
grees, as the condition of the treasury may
warrant, but a beginning cannot be made
too soon, the Secretary adds, as the emer-
gency becomes more pressing each year and
the difficulty of obtaining control of these
areas is annually increasing. Secretary
Edge claims the importance of this work
is beyond debate and considers it but a
question of time when the State will be in
duty bound to protect her water supplies
as New York has already done.
In advocating better roads, Secretary
Edge says under the present system of tax-
ation in Pennsylvania, which hardly has
its parallel in other States, it is not just
that all of the expense of the permanent
improvements of roads should fall upon
the local or rural tax-payer, for in that
case the cities, towns and boroughs, whose
inhabitants use the roads fully as much as
the farmer, pay no proportion of the ex-
pense. If both State and township pay
the total cost, the cities, towns and bor-
oughs still fail to contribute their share.
Arbitration Treaty Signed.
Olney and Pauncefote Signed,—The Meeting of the
two Dignitaries Devoid of any Spectacular Pro-
ceedings, the Plenipotentiaries Simply Signing
their Names to two Copies of the Document—The
President Transmitted the Treaty to the Senate
in the Afternoon.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—The Anglo-
American general arbitration treaty was
signed in the diplomatic parlor of the state
department at twenty minutes past 12
o'clock to-day by Secretary Olney and Sir
Julian Pauncefote. The latter was ac-
companied by Lord Gouch, secretary of the
embassy. The American witnesses were
chief of the Diplomatic Bureau Cridler and
Private Secrétary Blanchard. The meet-
ing was devoid of any spectacular pro-
ceedings, the two plenipotentiaries simply
signing their names to the two copies of the
important document, one of which will be
sent to the senate for ratification and the
other to Lord Salisbury by special mes-
senger, who will sail from New York on
TERMS OF THE TREATY.
As a rule, the details of treaties are
shrouded in the greatest mystery, but in
this case the Associated Press was able to
give such complete and exclusive informa-
tion as to the exact details of both of the
agreements that the public has been fully
informed of them and it is unnecessary to
repeat them at length.
On November 9th last it was announced
that King Oscar had been chosen as the
fifth arbitrator in the Venezuelan arbitra-
tion, and all the other terms were given.
On December 13th the completion of the
general arbitration treaty between Secre-
tary Olney and Sir Julian Pauncefote was
announced and its terms given as follows :
First—A term of five years from the date
of the exchange of ratifications within
which the treaty shall be operative.
Second—A court of arbitration of six
members, three to be drawn from the
judiciary of the United States and three
from the judiciary of Great Britain.
Third—The submission to this tribunal
‘of all differences between the two nations
now pending or to arise within the period
This not to include the
question now before independent commis-
sions, but to include the question of the
boundary between Alaska and British
Here is Prosperity.
Eastern Works Reduce Working Hours and Lop Of
Wages—Mills Shut Down.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., Jan. 13.—The
Woonsocket machine and press company
has announced a reduction in the running
time of its factory here to 32 hours per
week, beginning Monday. This will be
accompanied by a reduction of 10 per cent
in wages. The action caused great sur-
prise, as the plant had heen running night
and day for the past 16 months. Four
hundred people are affected.
North Bellingham, Mass., Jan. 13.—The
satinet mill here has shut down for an in-
definite period, and it is understood that
two other mills, owned by the Ray com-
pany, will shut down this week. About
350 hands are employed in the mill closed.
Williamsport Alderman Shot At.
At Williamsport, Saturday evening,
shortly after the Landers-Foresman affray,
Thomas March attempted to shoot Alder-
man Batzle. March was incensed at the
alderman for certain rulings he had made
against him during the hearing of a civil
suit earlier in the day. The bullet, how-
ever, failed to hit Batzle. March was af-
terwards arrested and placed in jail. He
has been remanded to jail for court in de-
fault of $3,000 bail.
Outrages in Alaska.
Russians Charge Ill Treatment by Americans There.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 13 —The handful
of Russians remaining in Alaska suffer
under all sorts of vexations and even op-
pressive acts on the part of the American
traders who “run’’ Alaska. It is charged
that a number of the company’s agents
entered a Greek orthodox church during
services with firearms in their hands to
drive the congregation out to work, and
that the Russian teacher, having refused to
give his lessons in English. Americans
threatened to burn his school.
Washington, Jan. 13.—No official infor-
mation has been received in Washington in
regard to reported outrages perpetrated on
Russian residents of the territory of Alaska
by the North American commercial com-
Pennsylvania ‘Was First.
Messenger Witherow Delivers the State's Elec-
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—Pennsylvania
was the first State to deliver her electoral
vote into the hands of Vice President Stev-
enson. William Witherow, who reached
here last evening, accompanied by P.
L. Kimberly and H. C. Prevost, carried
the vote to the Senate to-day and was in-
troduced to the Vice President by Senator
Quay and Congressman Stone.
Began a Two ‘Week's Private Session.
CHICAGO, Jan. 11.—The supreme relief
board of the Ancient Order of United
Workmen began a two weeks’ private
session here this morning. The purpose
of the meeting is to distribute $480,000
among a number of assessments to be met.
he organization has a total membership
of 400,000. Last year it paid out in death
losses $7,500,000, and during its twenty-
eight years’ existence it has paid out over
$72,000,000 in death losses.
A number of cows in the vicinity of
Howard are sick with an unknown dis-
-— Lafayette Mulholland, of this place,
has been granted a pension of $8 per
month, with $444 back pay.
—A Williamsport man has been look-
ing at the Howard Hornet plant, with a
view of purchasing the same.
Constables Montgomery and Dunlop
have completed their work of impounding
the ballot boxes in contested districts.
- ——Mrs. Adam Yearick, wife of ex-coun-
ty treasurer Yearick, is seriously ill, with
jaundice, at her home, in Howard.
James C. Wian and Antionette
Briggs, of Bellefonte, were married, Janu-
parsonage by Rev. C. C. Miller.
— Ross Parker “‘punches in the pres-
ence of the passengers’’ with more dignity
than ever because of the little Miss, who
arrived at his home, on Tuesday, to share
the honors with Ferguson.
——A local teacher’s institute will be
held, at Howard, on January 29th and
30th. The sessions will be held in the
Methodist church and a number of teach-
ers are expected to attend.
——There were 2,404 male dogs assessed
in this county, in 1896, and 106 females,
the tax amounting to $2,812.95. Last year
the tax was more than enough to pay for
the sheep that were killed, but in 1895 it
——The WATCHMAN has never advised
anyone to go toa show that it had not as-
surance would be worth seeing. ‘Othello,’
next Thursday night, will be worth seeing.
A fine company will present it here.
— Neither Spencer nor Hennig are
strangers to Bellefonte theatrical patrons.
The former will be remembered as a mem-
ber of the Hanford, Spencer & O’Brien
company that pleased our people so much
last season, while Hennig was Keen's
leading man. When two such tragedians
appear together there can be no doubt as
to the power of their play. You will miss
a treat if you miss ‘‘Othello.”” We recom-
mend it to the public without fear of dis-
MARRIAGE LicENSES.—Following is the
list of marriage licenses granted by or-
phans’ court clerk, G. W. Rumberger, dur-
ing the past week.
Albert E. Bartges, of Millheim, and
Chestice Tibbens, Penns Cave.
L. A. Miller and Edith A. Mumma,
both of Rebersburg.
John A. Heckman and Eliza Bell Boal,
both of Potter.
James Peters, of Oak Hall, and Olive
Houser, of Lemont.
Wm. T. Moore, of Mifflin Co., and Ella
Crotzer, of Centre Hall. ;
James C. Wian, of Bellefonte, and An-
tionette Briggs, of Youngstown, O.
e————r i mree——
SOME POLITICAL POINTERS TO REMEM-
BER.—An exchange has compiled the fol-
lowing statistics which it might be well
for those who dabble in politics to cat out
and carry around.
Election, February 16, 1897.
January 26, 1897—Last day for filing
nomitation papers, county or city, with
the county commissioners, 21 days before
January 29, 1897.—Last day for filing
certificates of nomination for township and
borough offices with the county commis-
sioners 18 days before the election.
February 1, 1897.--Last day for filing
nomination papers for township and bor-
ough officers with the county commission-
ers, 15 days before the election.
Time for filing objections—Feb. 4th. In
the case of certificates and papers designed
for borough and township officers at least
12 days before the day of election.
When candidates may withdraw :
February 4th, 1897. —For township and
borough offices, 12 days before the elec-
ary 13th, 1897, at the United Brethren
THREE Cows AFFECTED WITH TUBER-
CULOSIS.—Veterinarian Dr. I. M. Bush,
-of this place, made a test of James Durst’s
herd of cattle, near Centre Hall, last Fri-
day, and found three valuable short horn
cows to be affected with tuberculosis,
They were killed and the post mortem
proved that his tests had been exact. All
three showed marked symptoms of the tu-
A MEETING FOR ARMENTA.—The pub-
lic meeting held in the court house, in this
place, on Sunday afternoon, in the interest
of suffering Armenians was very largely
attended. Rev. J. W. Rue, of the Meth-
odist church, had charge of the meeting,
which was large and enthusiastic.
Dr. John M. Goucher, president of the
Woman’s college of Baltimore, was the
principal speaker. He pictured the atroe-
ities that the Turks have practiced upon
the Armenians, because of their christian
belief and stated that there are thirty-
seven thousand families helpless and starv-
ing in that land to day. Inasmuch as two
cents will keep an Armenian family an en-
tire day a collection was lifted for the
cause, which netted quite a neat sum.
Other speakers during the services were
Rev. Dr. William Laurie, Rev. Dr. R.
Leighton Gerhart, Rev. E. E. Hoshour
and Rev. J. W. Rue.
—— eee —
THE SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE
WEST BRANCH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. —
There were more physicians in Bellefonte,
on Tuesday, than had ever been in this
place at one time before. The occasion of
so great a gathering of medical scientists
was the 6th annual meeting of the West
Branch medical association. It is an or-
ganization of the old school physicians of
the counties touched by the West Branch
of the Susquehanna river and its tribu-
taries, all of the members must be mem-
bers, in good standing of their respective
Forty-two of them were here to the
meeting, which was held in the parlors of
the Bush house in two sessions, The
morning was given up to the considera-
tion of business affecting the organization,
while the afternoon session was consumed
by the reading of a number of interesting
papers on medicine and surgery. This
meeting is said to have been the most satis-
factory one ever held and much business of
importance to physicians was enacted. The
membership of the association was in-
creased from 83 to 100, a plan was formu-
lated whereby physicians will have greater
protection from prosecution and black.
mail for mal-practice and the rules regula-
ting membership were revised.
Dr. R. B. Watson, of Lock Haven, pre-
sided at the sessions and conducted the
election of officers for the ensuing year
that resulted as follows : president, J. Y.
Dale, of Lemont, Centre county ; secretary,
[ J. M.. Corron, of Chatham’s Run, Clinton
county ; treasurer, Mary Wensack, of Sun-
bury. It was decided to hold the next
annual meeting of the association at Sun-
The following physicians were in attend-
ance: C. R. Musser, Mary McClay Wen-
sack, Sunbury ; J. Y. Dale, Lemont ; W.
W. Keen, Philadelphia; B. H. Detwiler,
C. W. Youngman, G. D. Nutt, H. G. Mec-
Cormick, J. A. King, Williamsport ; J. E.
Tibbens, Beech Creek ; Alex Craig, Jno.
K. Lineaweaver, Columbia ; R. B. Watson,
F.P. Ball, R. Armstrong, J. H. Hayes,
Lock Haven; W. R. Palmer, Johnson-
burg ; Jos..M. Corron, Chatham’s Run 7B.
A. Russel, Unionville ; Thos. Tobin, War-
riors-mark ; J. H. Huston, Clintondale ;
S. M. Huff, Lamar ; J. M. Dunman, Mack-
eyville; S. B. Newton, State College ;
Sydney Davis, Milton; Thomas Kane,
Evan O. N. Kane, Kane ; H. H. Mothers-
baugh, Beech Creek; Theo. S. Christ,
State Cc’ ge; John F. Alexander, Centre
Hall ; D. E. Brickley, Middleburg ; H. S.
Braucht, Milesburg; A. P. Hull, Mon¢
gomery ; J. L. Henderson, Osceola Mills ;
W. W. Andrews, Chas. E. McGirk, W. B.
Henderson, Philipsburg ; Geo. F. Harris,
A. Hibler, R. G. H. Hayes, J. I.. Seibert
and S. E. Noll, Bellefonte ; C. S. Musser,
Aaronsburg ; S. C. Stewart, Clearfield; W.
U. Irvin, Julian.
At 6 o’clock forty-two of the physician
sat down to the banquet that was served
in the hotel dining rooms. They were at
the table four hours during which time
they were deftly served with the following
menu : ~~ en
Sheepsheap baked in Wine,
Julienne Potatoes, s
Turkey stuffed with Chestnuts Cranberry Jelly,
Quail Larded a la Tallyrand,
Dr. J. L. Seibert was toast master, but it
was not his fault that no reponses were
made to the toasts that were on the pro-
gram. The tables were so charmingly laid,
the menu so temptingly prepared and the
service so perfect that for once the doctors
forgot the gloomy side of their profession
and cast every notion away except the one
to enjoy themselves. Had proprietor Dag-
gett been an eaves-dropper he would have
heard expressions of delight at the affair
that would have turned the head of a
Sherry or a Delmonico. Indeed it was
the unanimous verdict that it was alto-
gether the finest thing of the sort ever pre-
pared for the association.
The committee of arrangements having
the meeting in charge were Doctors J. Y.
Dale, A. Hibler, J. L. Seibert, G. F. Har-
ris and R. G. H. Hayes. :