Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 26, 1897, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—Ex-President HARRISON is a daddy |
—GIBSON, the young pen and ink artist
whose pictures of girls have made him
famous, has a girl now that he didn’t
make on paper either.
—The hanging of a young millionaire in
Missouri has proved to the North that the
South is no respecter of persons, when it
comes to punishing them for murder.
—Thank the Lord an end is fast ap-
proaching for the Congress that has gone
$40,000,000 beyond the extravagance of
that notorious ‘‘Billion Dollar’’ out-fit.
—BLONDIN, the first tight rope walker
to cross Niagara Falls, is dead. He died
in London, on Monday, and possibly his
spook is now entertaining crowds along the
banks of the Styx by performing feats on
the high wire.
—The whites and blacks see to mix up
with indiscriminate promiscuousness in
Tyrone, if what the Herald says is true,
but then beer by the keg is a great mixer and
when enough of it is had the color line is
bardly even drawn.
—The spectacle of little Greece bristling
up when frowned upon by all the powers
of the earth is enough to make the heart of
every admirer of bravery and right leap for
joy. Such bravery smacks well of the
stories of the heroes of ancient Greece.
—The Daughters of the American Rev-
olution, one thousand strong, are assemb-
led at Washington this week. What they
are doing the world will know, of course,
through the newspapers but they are not
likely to set it afire, as they are not of
the class that possess handy match
The extension of civil service reform
will be carried to an extreme and then its
suspension will be demanded. To say that
we had not as good public service before
the adoption of this system as we have now
is simple misrepresentation. The Ameri-
can people will never tolerate a govern-
ment by a commission. The fundamental
principle underlying our every institution
is government by the people and when we
can have that no longer then we want no
greatest political leader of modern times,
visited Washington, on Wednesday, and as
a matter of reminiscence sat down in the
old seat he occupied, when a member of
the fifty-second and fifty-third Congresses.
It was the occasion of a very enthusiastic
demonstration in the House, but how dif-
ferent things would have been had people
only had the sense, last November, that
seems about beginning to dawn on them |
now. i
—Congressman ARNOLD was here, the
other day, and HARRY KELLER and WIN
Isaac DAwsoN and SAM DEIHL and:
most pulled his cars off in their endeavor
to tell him the reasons why they or some
of their favorites should be made post-
master of Bellefonte. What you want
2% Y
FEB. 26, 1897."
_NO. 8.
The Selfish Powers.
There may be persons in this communi-
ty who remember the revolt of the Greeks
against their Turkish oppressors, and may
have experienced the sentimental excite-
ment that was raised in every enlightened
country by the Grecian war of independ-
Seventy years have passed since then and
the Hellenic people may be said tobe as
yet but partially free from the dominion
of the barbarous Turk. There are still large
districts of Grecian territory under Turkish
rule, of which Crete is a shameful example.
The present small kingdom of Greece; re-
leased by that revolution from a thralldom
that it had endured for centuries, would
‘have been unable to gain its independence if
it had not been for the intervention of the
great European powers, which, however,
was reluctantly interposed after the barbar-
ous war against the heroic insurgents had
been allowed to go on for years.
‘When this assistance was at last render-
ed the boon it conferred was made as lim-
ited as possible. The Greeks were allow-
ed to gain the freedom of but a fraction of
what was ancient Greece, or under the
ancient Hellenic influence. The Turk was
permitted to continue his oppressive sway
over most of the classic ‘‘isles of Greece,’
including Crete, and to practice his barbar-
ic tyranny over such clearly Grecian lands
as Thessaly, Macedonia and Epirus.
‘Why were the Powers guilty of so great
a wrong as this ? Their motive for prevent-
ing the modern Hellenes from recovering
dominion over lands that were rightfully
their inheritance, could have been no other
than to allow the barbarous Turk to retain
possession of territory which would afford
them a larger share of spoils when they
should eventually divide his estate among
T his, no doubt, was the reason why they
limited the Greek kingdom to the smallest
possible dimensions. This, no doubt, was
| why they put the hand of - repression upon
every subsequent aspiration of the Grecian
people to enlarge their kingdom by wrest-
ing from Turkish dominion lands that
rightfully belonged to them as the most
glorious of heritagzs. This, no doubt, is the
reason why, to-day, they command the
Greeks to keep their hands off Crete which
is theirs by the right of inheritance from
heroic ancestors.
The same sentimental feeling that was
excited among all intelligent people by the
Greek war of independence, some seventy
years ago, is again aroused by the attitude
of the Hellenic people as against the selfish
interference of -the great Powers in the
Cretan question. What American does not
hope that right and not might may prevail
in the determination of this most intensely
interesting issue ?
to dois pull his leg, gentlemen, not his
—~Governor BUSHNELL, of Ohio, has fal- |
len in the public estimation since he has at
last shown weakness in promising to ap-
point HANNA to be United States Senator
from that State when SHERMAN resigns to
become President MCKINLEY’S Secretary
of State. BUSHNELL would have become
a great man in the public eye had he had
the political courage to have held out
against HANNA'S desire to be one of the
millionaire aristocracy that now usurps the
Senate of the United States.
—The determination of Democratic state
chairman, JOHN M. GARMAN, to unite the
Democratic papers of the State in an effort
td promote better work for the party is a
most praise-worthy one. Mr. GARMAN in-
tends to leave nothing undone until the
Democratic party in the Stite is united and
strong as it was years ago. He is starting
in the right direction, for with the press
co-operating for that end he has the most
powerful lever at work that can be employ-
ed in political upbuilding.
—The correspondent in the Philipsburg
Bituminous Record who would ljke to know
where “‘Our JIM” stands, needs but to
look in the WATCHMAN issue of March
5th. We have a statement of that position
in hand now but want of space makes it
impossible to publish it in this issue.
“Our Ji,” like every otuer good Demo-
crat, is not afraid to let the people know
where he stands but he would be foolish to
enter into a controversy with an unknown
such as this one appears to be.
—The action of Consul General LEE in
insisting on giving up his postat Havana,
unless he is backed by the administration |
in his endeavor to get at the bottom of the
atrocities the Spaniards have been heap-
ing on American citizens in Cuba, savors |
much of the back-bone that the
world knows the LEE family to
be possessors of. If American citizens
are no longer to be protected
when abroad then of what avail is such
citizenship. The Consul General does
right in quitting a post where he is com-
pelled to be a passive witness of the mur-
ders of his own countrymen, without being
able to render them the assistance they
have a right to expect.
hres ———
More Spanish Atrocity.
The case of Dr. Ruiz, a naturalized
American citizen whom strong evidence
points to having been tortured and mur-
dered in a Spanish prison in Cuba, is one
which calls for prompt and emphatic action
on the part of the American government.
The facts that have been disclosed have
justified Consul General LEE to demand
an investigation.
The circumstances were that RuIz was
arrested by the Spanish authorities as an
American suspect. While in prison he was
subjected to the most barbarous treatment,
he having been tortured, and at last de-
prived of life by violent means. All the
appearances indicated that a foul wrong
had been perpetrated upon an American
citizen by his Spanish jailors, requiring the
American Consul to examine into the facts.
Upon his demand for an investigation the
Spanish authorities flatly refused to allow
it, alleging that Ruiz had come to his
death by suicide, but upon the Consul
General communicating with the state de-
partment at Washington and receiving
assurance that he would be backed in his
demand for an investigation, he has forced
the Spaniards to consent that the body of
Rv1z be exhumed and examined as to
cause of his death.
It could hardly be credited that such an
{ inhuman atrocity as the torture and mur-
der of a helpiess prisoner in his cell could
be committed, if the cruel and cowardly
deed were not so characteristically Spanish.
But it would be in keeping with their long
history of bloody and cruel deeds. Such
an act savors of the inquisition ; it has the
mark of TORQUEMADA upon it ; it matches
| the thousands of infamous cruelties which
the Spaniards, in times past, have practiced
upon their enemies, and which to-day they,
| are practicing in the ferocious methods they
| resort to for the suppression of the Cuban
| insurrection.
| If investigation shall prove that Dr.
[Ruiz was murdered in his cell by his
Spanish jailors the government of the
| United States should admit of no delay in
| recognizing the independence of Cuba, and
take such action as would speedily termi-
nate the domination of the Spaniards in
Chandler Denounces the Gold Standard.
Light appears to have broken in upon the
brain of Senator CHANDLER, of New
Hampshire, on the silver question, or else
he is now confessing convictions in regard
to the injury of the gold standard which he
was not honest enough to avow during the
pendency of the last presidential election
when his party was identified with the in-
terest of the goldbugs. In a speech, which
CHANDLER made in the Senate last week,
he uttered expressions in regard to silver
which could have appeared in one of BryY-
AN’s speeches without being out of place.
He declared that ‘‘the United Statesshould
not acquiesce, permanently, in the single
gold standard,” agreeing exactly with the
advocates of free silver that so exclusive a
measure of value should be brought to an
end as soon as possible.
He further said that ‘‘the depreciation of
property in the United States, since 1890,
has been 35 per cent.” and this fall of val-
ues in this and other countries, in his opin-
ion, ‘‘has been due to the progressive steps
in the demonetization of silver.” This
truth may have but recently dawned upon’
the intelligence of this Republican Senator,
but it was advanced by every free silver
speaker and journal in the great initial
contest of last year, and there is not an in-
telligent farmer, property owner, or trade
dealer, who has not beén convinced by
hard experience that the value of his prod-
ucts, property, and merchantable commod-
ities, has been ruinously beaten down by
the demonetization of silver.
That the Republican Senator, from New
Hampshire, is fearful of the ultimate conse-
quences of the gold standard is clearly in-
dicated by his declaration that ‘such con-
tinuous shrinkage of property and such an
increasing burden of debt cannot be long
endured without widespread bankruptey.”’
How different is this kind of talk from
what was heard last year when those who
opposed the gold bug policy, ‘which can
not be long endured without widespread
bankruptcy,” were denounced by the gold -
ite advocates, including CHANDLER, as re-
pudiators and anarchists.
If the New Hampshire Senator entertain-
ed, before the last election, the opinion
which he now expresses, that utter ruin
will attend the continuance of the gold
standard, was he not remiss in not sup-
porting the silver policy which he now says
is absolutely necessary to restore the coun-
try’s prosperity ? If his conversion has oc-
curred since the election, isn’t it possible,
and indeed probable, thata good many
other Republican statesmen will change
their views on the silver question before
the conclusion of the MCKINLEY adminis-
tration ?
Giving Them Rope.
Some weeks ago we had occasion to re-
mark that probably the best ultimate ef-
fect would he produced by the unrestrain-
ed passage of the tariff bill which is to be
the leading feature of the MCKINLEY ad-
ministration.” The policy embodied in that
measure is far from being one that is caleu-
lated to benefit the country, but something
would be gained, in the end, by giving the
people such an object lesson of its effects
that at the end -of four years they would
have a complete surfeit of MCKINLEY’S
This idea appears to have taken posses-
sion of the minds of some of the most
prominent Democratic and Free Silver lead-
ers, as it is reported from Washington that
Senator JONES, of Arkansas, who was the
chairman of the BRYAN campaign, and
other conspicuous opponents of the Repub-
licans in Congress, announce that obstruct-
ive partisan tactics will not be resorted to
in the Senate to either defeat or delay the
passage of the DINGLEY tariff bill, as it
will be wise party policy to give the sup-
porters of that measure all the rope they
may need to hang themselves with in
serving the beneficiaries of a monopoly
The party that elected MCKINLEY suc-
ceeded in effecting that object by promising
the people that they would restore the
prosperity of the country. This is to be
done through the agency of a higher tariff,
but if their bill should be defeated by
partisan opposition in Congress they would
claim that they were prevented from carry-
ing out their promise. They would have
some ground to go on in representing to
the voters at the next presidential election
that if their beneficent scheme of protec-
tion had not been interfered with it would
have made business hum and given pros-
perity to everybody.
The shrewdest of the Democratic and
Free Silver leaders have come to the con-
clusion that the best way to prove the
fallacy of the tariff pretensions is to allow
the Republicans to tariff the country to
their hearts content. Four years of such
experience will convince the people that
the restoration of the money of the con-
stitution, and not tariff taxation, is the
only means of restoring business prosperity.
——~Subscribe for the WATCMAN.
Wolcott’s Bimetallic Mission.
Noone had reason to regard Senator
WoLcorT’s mission to Europe in the inter-
est of international bimetallism in any oth-
er light than as a perfunctory movement.
It cannot, of course, be doubted that the
Senator, himself, is sincerely interested in
bimetallism, but the authority that sent
him on his errand feels but little concern
in its success. An indefinite kind of pledge
was made in the Republican platform that
something would be done to bring about
an international conference by which silver
might be restored to its former monetary
standing, but there was no other intention
in that promise than to hold a class of vo-
ters who would have been entirely repelled
from the Republican party in the presi-
dential contest if a hope had not been held
out to them that it would do something for
The reports as to the success of Senator
WOLCOTT in his mission are not very en-
couraging. Itis true that the recognized
bimetallists whom he has met in Europe
are friendly to the monetary restoration of
silver by international agreement, but they
are not the characters who control Euro-
pean money matters. The high financial
authorities in that quarter find their ad-
van tage in the strict gald_poélicy and can
not be induced to surrender it. For exam-
ple, it is reported that in his interview with
Mr. LIDDERDALE, governor of. the bank
of England, the Senator received from that
distinguished personage no encouragement
in his project to bring about international
bimetallism. That mighty monetary mag-
nate showed no inclination to yield the ad-
vantage which the gold standard gave his
institution in controlling the money of the
world. It was as ridiculous to expect that
he could be induced to surrender that pow-
er as it would be to try to persuade a bull-
dog to let go his hold on a piece of beef he
had gotten possession of. JouN Burr, who
closely resembles a bull-dog in nature, has
got a mighty good thing in the gold stand-
ard by which he can hold debtor nations
like the United States under his thumb,
and he is not going to loosen his grip on it
unless he is choked off.
Senator WOLCOTT is reported to be equal-
ly unsuccessful with the other monetary
authorities of Europe. Of course the
RorHscHILDS, and such like foreign money
Kings, won't listen to any suggestion of
free silver. The gold standard is too profit-
able to be surrendered by them for the
mere sentimental reason of preventing
debtor nations from becoming bankrupt.
After Senator WoLcorr shall have re-
turned and reported that the money mag-
nates of Europe are opposed to bimetal-
lism, it will probably be the end of the Mc-
KINLEY intention to do something for
silver. :
But something will be done for silver
three years hence by the American people
through the ballot box, which will declare
their independence of the money power of
Europe, and hy restoring silver to its con-
stitutional place in the currency of this
republic, will restore the healthy and pros-
perous conditions that prevailed before the
crime of demonetization was committed for
the benefit of the money dealers.
——The Members from Centre county
seem to be very popular indeed about Har-
risburg. There is hardly a report from the
Legislature that does not herald something
that one or the other of them has done or
been delegated to do. It is not to be won-
dered at, however, that two such affable,
intelligent gentlemen should find them-
selves in the position of honor they hold at
the state capitol, but it has caused con-
siderable conjecture as to what good fortune
has befallen them in the way of commit-
tee appointments as they have received the
most desirable ones, while old Republican
Members have not been able to succeed.
The latest appointment that has come to a
Centre county Representative is that of the
Hon. ROBERT M. FOSTER to be a member
of the Soldiers Orphan’s School commis<"
sion. The position is one much sought
after and the fact that our junior Member
was appointed, without solicitation, is a
very excellent witness to the favorable im-
pression he has made on the speaker. It is
in the nature of a coincidence that the very
first application for admission to the schools,
that he has had, came from a boy named
CURTIN from Roland.
—If the report be true that the Gov-
ernor of so great a State as Pennsylvania
has so far lost his dignity as to try to hold-
up the confirmation of Mr. ALBERT WAL-
TON’S appointment to be post-master at |
Philipsburg then indeed is that person
worthy the contempt of every godd citizen
of the State. He could have no other
motive, in such little business, than the
reward of some personal henchman in that
town. The Governor’s friends are becom-
ing so few, however, that he must needs
retain the ones he can, even if it be at the
sacrifice of his own manhood.
Read the best and most reliable
It will be found in the WATCH-
The Prop of the Trusts.
The highly respectable Philadelphia
Ledger, which in the past has been the very
type of Philadelphia conservative Republi-
canism, and has always stoutly defended
the protective policy of the Republican
party, has so far changed its view of the
MCKINLEY tariff as to denounce it as a
monopoly measure. It was among the most
earnest advocates of the election of MCKIN-
LEY, and should have known that the elec-
tion of that special champion of high duties
could have no other logical meaning than
the restoration of extreme tariff measures.
Yet it now very earnestly declares that the
substitution of the McKINLEY for the
WILSON duties, “in a large proportion of
cases would be unwise, impolitic and
fraught with peril to prosperity.”
The Ledger, in speaking of the McKIN-
LEY tariff, goes on to say : “The country
did not approve that trust-begetting meas-
ure, and after fair trial, and when the op-
portunity to do so was presented, the coun-
try, from end to end and side to side, con-
demned it through the ballot box by voting
overwhelmingly against it.” Those who
opposed MCKINLEY'’S election for the rea-
son that its chief object was to restore his
“‘trust-begetting. measure,’’ have their pa-
tience greatly tried by seeing newspapers
like the Ledger, that helped to elect him,
now deploring a result that was forseen by
ordinary intelligence as the inevitable con-
sequence of the election of a President who
was nontinated solely because he was rec-
ognized as the representative of the ex-
treme high tariff policy. = Was the Ledger,
when it supported MCKINLEY’S candidacy,
stupid enough to believe that his election
would mean anything else than the restor-
atiog@f the McKINLEY tariff ?
Our venerable Philadelphia contempor-
ary, in its belated apprehension of the evils
of MCKINLEY protection, goes on to say :
“Duties which go begond the adequate
revenue, safe surplus and just protection
points, are not wanted, as higher duties
would simply prop and sustain the monop-
olistic trusts, many of which were created
and fostered by the McKINLEY tariff.”
This position closely approaches the Dem-
ocratic policy of a tariff for revenue only,
in contradiction to the Republican purpose
of a tariff chiefly for robbery, and yet how
often has it suited the Ledger's political
purpose to denounce the Democratic .olicy
as free trade in its support of Republican
measures which, as it now seems to it
“simply prop and sustain monopolistic
It Pays to be Good at Anything.
The reward that merit invariably receives
is sometimes slow in reaching the object of
its good offices, but it is as sure as the mills
of the gods. No matter .how humble the
position or unpretentious the vocation if
one is proficient in it that proficiency is
bound to attract attention and remunera-
tion from some quarter.
The session of the dairy school that is
conducted at The Pennsylvania State Col-
lege Experiment Station every winter, be-
ing a short course in the theory and prac-
tice of butter making, closed last week.
To get better results from the students
in the course and as a slight reward of at-
tention to work a gold medal was offered to
the student making the best butter in a
contest at the end of the session. It was
won by Mr. FRANK BAILEY, of Susque-
hanna county.
Aside from the gratification he must nat-
urally have felt as a victor a more substan-
tial recognition of his good work followed
in two days. He was tendered a nice posi-
tion by a large Wilkesbarre firm in line
with the work he was doing.
This short course in butter making at
the College is only one of a number of
departures along the line of giving men of
moderate means a cheap and useful educa-
tion that have been made at that institution
during the past few years. Under this sys-
tem of short courses in agriculture, and
kindred pursuits, men and women are giv-
en the advantage of working with the lat-
est machinery and instructors, who are au-
"thority on the branches they teach, for a
few weeks in the winter when they are less
liable to be employed otherwise than at any
other time. In this way they can either
| fit themselves for the work or improve what
knowledge they may already have of it.
That the aim of The Pennsylvania State
College to be of use to all classes is recog-
nized by those high in authority and that
this aim is bearing fruit we need but refer
you, for witness, to the following report
from Washington :
“According to a report on the operation of
the Agricultural Experiment Stations sub-
mitted to Congress, last Friday, by Secretary
of Agriculture Morton, the Pennsylvania
Station at: State College is all right. It is
doing ‘‘thorough and important work,” the
report says, ‘‘in practical and scientific lines
related to the Agriculture of the State. Its
business is very systematically conducted and
its affairs are in a prosperous condition.”
The experiments conducted during the
year were on feeding stuffs and fertilizers
feeding of dairy cows and steers, field Crops,
especially tobacco, and with poultry. The
Station’s income during the year was $28,-
Spawls from the Keystone.
—There are 500 cases of la grippe at Potts-
—The new $22,000 public school building
at Lehighton was dedicated Monday.
—James Stapleton’s two feet were cut off
at Tamaqua by a heavy cog wheel falling on
—Homestead women cyclers will leave the
men’s club and have an organization of their
—Two hundred members of the Traveling
Men’s club had a banquet in Pittsburg Mon-
day night.
—The First National bank of Homestead
has purchased a $12,000 lot, and will erect a
$30,000 building.
—At the junior oratorical contest at ILe-
high University Monday, Louis C. Starkey,
of Bustleton, won first prize.
—John W. Skeath, district superintendent
of the Reading coal and iron company at
Mahanoy City has resigned.
—The fifth annual convention of the
Christian Endeavor society, of Carlisle
Presbytery, met in Harrisburg Monday.
—The Luzerne county commissioners will
increase the county tax two mills and : bonds
to the amount of $90,000 will be issued.
—Pittsburg will have a new military or-
ganization recruited from the ranks of the
old T. J. Parkinson political club.
—Lebanon camps, Patriotic Sons of Amer-
ica, presented an American shield and flags
to the Garfield school, of that city on Mon-
—Owing to the illness of one of the counsel
for the defense, the Van Valkenburg case, at
Pottsville, was again postponed until March
—The Sunday schools of the Pottsville con-
ference of the Evangelical Lutheran minis-
terium of Pennsylvania met in convention at
Pottsvillg Monday.
—Res, W. Taylor, of Allentown, and Rev.
J. Boyer, of Spring City, were admitted into
the Mennonite ministry Sunday afternoon at
—Mottoes that were quotations from
Shakespeare and Garfield were removed from
old city hall, Pittsburg, for a naval reserve
drill, on the ground of being too anarchistic.
—Samuel Knelly, of Conyngham, while
engaged at blasting sawdust, which was
frozen under his mill, was severely burned
about the face, and will probably lose both
—John Welsh, while working in the coal
mies at Eleanor, near DuBois, a few days
ago, was killed by a fall of coal. He was 54
years old, and leaves a wife and several
—The Lebanon county school directors’
association Monday elected J. K. Knerr,
president ; Grant S. Light, vice president;
J. G. Gerberich, secretary, and J. K. Funck,
—Papers from Watkins, N. Y., publish the
heavy sentence of a young man who former-
ly resided with his parents in Lock Haven.
His name is John Robinson. He was sen-
tenced to undergo a term of imprisonment of
11 years and 2 months in the Auburn prison,
for committing rape on a Miss Graney, of
Watkins. Robinson is 21 years old. His
parents now reside at Buffalo.
—The bill which passed the House at Har-
risburg Thursday providing that coroners
| shall have the same fee and mileage when
| they have been called and viewed a body,
| but decided that no inquest is necessary, as
when an inquest has been held, will do away
with one of the troubles which many coron-
ers have had to contend with in the past.
Heretofore when a sudden death has occur-
red and the coroner sent for he could receive
no compensation for his troubles unless he
empanelled a jury and held an inquest, thus
sometimes entailing an unnecessary expense
upon the county. The act just passed, while
allowing the coroner to pay whether he holds
-an inquest or not, will in'reality be a saving
to the country.
—A Beaver, Pa., paper gives the following:
A farmer on the South Side by the name of
Aik, was in Beaver Wednesday afternoon.
To a crowd of men at the court house he told
of having killed thirty-one groundhogs on
his farm last week. He said that his dog be-
gan barking at a great rate across the hollow
from his house, and thinking that the animal
had treed game he took hisshotgun and went
to the dog. He was greatly surprised to see
a number of groundhogs running around on
the ground, snapping and snarling and biting
each other, while froth was oozing from their
mouths. He opened fire on the animals and
without moving a dozen yards killed thir-
teen. With the dog he started on a ground-
hog hunt, and inside of an hour shot, all
told, thirty-one. He examined the dead
animals and considering their strange actions
while alive he concluded that they were suf-
fering with rabies.
—A terrible accident occurred at Cedar
Run, on the Fall Brook railroad Monday
night. That day John Bailey, a lumber job-
ber, of Blackwells, went to Hoytville, and
purchased two heavy draught horses for his
brother Edward, who was to take the team
and earn a livelihood. The two men started
in the evening in a buggy for Blackwells,
one of the men in the vehicle leading the
newly purchased horses. When the men
reached the narrows near Cedar Run John
Hoyt, alighted from the buggy and went
ahead with a lighted lantern. Edward re-
mained in the buggy to drive the single
horse, still retaining hold of the halter, with
which he was leading the two animals in the
rear. As the buggy was going over a narrcw
piece of roadway the animals in the rear
hesitated and held back while the horse in
the buggy went on. Edward was dragged
out of the vehicle and his fall to the ground
frightened the two strange animals, and they
wheeled about. In doing so the horses and
the man were pitched over the embankment
| and rolled down a distance of over 200 feet
| to the tracks of the Fall Brook railroad be-
[low. Here the carcasses of the horses and
{ the injured man were found by the track
walker shortly after. The track walker
| flagged the train that was due. The train
was stopped and the badly bruised man was
placed on the train and taken to Blackwells.
It is believed that his injuries are fatal. He
is a widower and has four small children.
The. horses were killed by the fall.