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Terms, 82.00 a Year, in Advance.
Bellefonte, Pa., April 9, 1897.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - Ebp17or.
Call for a Meeting of the Democratic
The Democratic county committee will
meet at Democratic headquarters, in Tem-
ple Court, Bellefonte, Pa., at 1 o’clock p. m.,
on Monday, May 3, 1897, for the purpose
of making an apportionment of the dele-
gates of the election districts of the county,
in accordance with the rules of the party.
This apportionment will be based upon
the presidential vote cast last fall. The
official returns show Bryan and Sewall to
have had 4.463 votes in the county, which
will seat eighty-nine delegates in the next
county convention, an increase of ten over
the previous year.
On the above mentioned date, the com-
mittee will also have such other business
laid before tnem for consideration, as will
best further the interest of the zounty De-
mocracy, and bring strength, unity and
harmony to the party.
H. S. TAYLOR,. Chairman.
BoyDp A. MUSSER, Secretary.
Taking a Wrong View of It.
The following paragraph from the April
number of The Patron, the grange journal
of Centre county, seems to indicate that
the editor of that paper has not arrived at
a mature conception of the noble work he
has taken up:
“How are the Mighty Fallen.” Ex-U. S.
Senator, Jno. J. Ingalls, who once represent-
ed the sovereign State of Kaasas in the high-
est legislative body in the world, was one of
the newspaper reporters of the recent brutal
Corbett-Fitzsimmons prize fight. Alas, alas.
From this it would appear that the edi-
tor of the Patron does not consider the busi-
ness of reporting for a newspaper a very
honorable one, but we are prone to believe
that he intended conveying such an impres-
sion. Hon. JoHN J. INGALLS did repre-
sent the State of Kansas in the United
States Senate and is a remarkably brilliant
as well as caustic character, yet it is not
our intention to set up a defense for him,
since from his mouth. there was uttered
such foul language as had never before
been heard in legislative halls. It is to
his position asa news-gatherer for the paper
syndicate he represented that leads us to
wonder at the meaning of this paragraph.
The WATCHMAN, having already express-
ed itself in no mild terms on the question
of prize fighting, need not make explana-
tion for now asserting that there could
have been no dishonor in reporting the
CORBETT-FITZSIMMONS fight. It was a
business undertaking, pure and simple.
Mr. INGALLS was sent there to cover it by
his employers and did what any other em-
ploye should have done under the circum-
stances. It was not his fault that a fight
crazy public should have craved the serv-
ing up of a story of such brutality and
forced newspapers to procure it for them,
and in justice to him we must say that his
story of the encounter went further toward
presenting it to the mind in an uninjurious
way than any other we noticed.
Laying aside the fact that Mr. IN-
GALLS merely did his duty we can
find only one other channel through
which he might have ‘fallen’ in the
eyes of the Pafren and it is that of
money making. If this be it then the
Patron is not conversant with the financial
possibilities of good newswriters, now-a-
days. Senator INGALLS more than likely
received more than half-as much for his few
day’s work at Carson than he did for a whole
: year’s service in the United States Senate
and all other writers of ability are paid in
just such proportion. In fact it has been
the large remuneration ‘for such service
that has prompted so many prominent lit-
erary men to give up the unappreciated,
yet highly elevating work they have been
engaged in for years, and enter the journal-
istic field. The same causes have lead great
artists to leave their canvasses for the more
profitable though considered-to-he unprofes-
sional work of frescoing. A better paying
demand for bas relief effects has allured the
sculptor to leave his marble block and bring
that glorious art, that had its beginning
with the most ancient of the Greeks, to a
stand-still. These conditions are not im-
aginary ; they are existing to-day and
probably more than any other are the cause
of Mr. INGALLS being a newspaper report-
er. The business is legitimate and none
will say that it is not honorable. General
LEW WALLACE, whose name will live as
long as the christian characters of Ben Hur
and The Prince of India elevate and encour-
agea hopeful world, was ready to lay down
his pen and turn from another work to re-
port the great St. Louis cyclone, last sum-
mer, for the New York Journal, for $5,000,
had he not been afraid of injuring his repu-
tation because he had never written under
time pressure before.
No matter what the nature of the event,
no matter how unlawtul, degrading or re-
pulsive it may be a newspaper reporter can
be there with propriety. Even if it should
not be in obedience to orders from an em-
ployer he occupies a field from which much
can he done toward correcting such evils
and making for the elevation of society.
Nominations Sent In.
WASHINGTON, April 5.—The President
to-day sent to Senate the following nomi-
Alfred E. Buck, of Georgia, to be envoy
extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary
of the United States to Japan.
James Boyle, of Ohio, consul of the
United States at Liverpool, England.
F. S. Day, of Connecticutt, consul at Brad -
Fenton R. McCreary, of Michigan, sec-
retary of the legation of the United States
at the City of Mexico.
Linn Hartranft, of Pennsylvania, to be
appraiser of merchandise in the district of
and A PR
The Greatest Flood Known.
Land in the Delta is Under Water Which Was
Never Reached Before.—Plague Money to be
Used.—Missouri River is Causing Trouble and
Loss of Life.—Much Loss of Grain and Stock.
MEempHIS, Tenn., April 6.—The feature
of the flood condition in the Mississippi
delta to-day is the gradual spread of water
over an acre that hitherto was never over-
flowed. The upper crevasse in Tunica
county is 2,000 feet wide, and great is the
outpour that water from below the break
is being drawn up to and hurled out over
the fertile valley through the cravasse.
All the country east to the main line of the
Yazoo & Mississippi Valley road is flooded,
and in many places the water has gone
over the tracks, filling the Yazoo river.
The fall in the main channel at Helena,
Greenville, Vicksburg and Arkansas City
is due to the filling up of the delta and
the lower White river country. The su-
preme question is the duration of the flood.
If the lower levees along Louisiana and
southeastern Arkansas should hold,” which
it is believed they will not do, the empty-
ing of the delta and the St. Francis basin
will be slow. If they break and the river
continues to fall at Cairo the upper St.
Francis basin and the delta will be clear
of water by May 5th. If this should prove
true there will be no difficulty in growing
WASHINGTON, April 6.—President Mec-
Kinley may abandon his idea of sending a
special message to Congress to-morrow ask-
ing for legislation for the relief of the Mis-
sissippi flood sufferers. Such action, it is
thought, is rendered unnecessary by the
passage by the Senate yesterday of
the Bate’s resolution diverting for the relief
of the flood sufferers the unexpended bal-
ance of the appropriation made from time
to time to meet contingencies in connection
with cholera and other epidemics. Should
he send in a message it is probable that he
‘will recommend a specific appropriation of
either $150,000 or $200,000.
Senator Bate to-day when questioned on
the subject expressed his opinion that if his
joint resolution should become a law it
would afford all the relief that could be
expected from the government. He said
he had ascertained that this fund which
had been set apart from time to time for
the suppression of epidemics now amounts
to $450,000. This would be more than
ample for the purpose.
R. C. Graves and J. S. Menken, repre-
senting the citizens’ relief committee of
Memphis, Tenn., have arrived in the city.
The have prepared a statement to the pres-
ident, which says there are now at least 50
towns and villages under water and a ter-
ritory extending from 100 miles north of
Memphis to 200 miles south and 5 to 40
miles wide, is submerged and devasated by
the flood. Hundreds of thousands of acres
of cultivated soil with growing crops are
included in this submerged territory, and
there are from 50,000 to 60,000 people
whose propeity has been destroyed and
whose business has heen suspended there-
by. The great majority of the sufferers
are small farmers, mostly negroes, who
with the present crop destroyed and their
working stock and farming tools swept
away, are left utterly destitute and un-
prepared to begin work even after the
floods have subsided.
GREENVILLE, Miss., April 6.—The situ-
ation in the Yazoo-Mississippi delta valley
is growing daily more desperate. Fully
700 towns are to-day under water and
many more surrounded and cut off.
JACKSON, Miss., April 6.—The governor
to-night telegraphed Secretary Alger ask-
ing for an appropriation of $100,000 from
Congress, which he says will close the cre-
vasses in this state, give employment to
all the needy and allow people to work
land in 30 days.
St. JosepH, Mo., April 6.—The Mis-
souri river is rising rapidly again, having
risen 13 inches here in the last 24 hours.
The river is now 10 feet above low water
mark, and indications are that it will con-
tinue to rise. :
FARGO, N. D., April 6.—While the Red
river rose only three inches last night, the
Big Coulee, west of the city took a second
spurt and went up 14 inches, flooding the
entire west side of the town and driving
hundreds of people from their homes.
There is much suffering among poor fam-
ilies, who have been practically destitute
all winter, and this last blow is most ser-
ious. Relief committees operated jointly
by city council and county commissioners,
established headquarters this morning and
will take care of the poor. It snotved this
morning for two hours. Sections of the
city that no one ever dreamed could be
reached by flood are now under water.
LA Cross, Wis., April 6,—The condi-
tion of the river is very threatening. Base-
ments of the wholesale houses along Front
street are flooded and the water is still
raising rapidly. The tracks of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway company
are under water.
REDFIELD, S. D., April 6.—Henry
Struive and two sons were drowned to-day
near Frankfort, in this county. This
makes six deaths from drowning during
the present overflow. The floods exceed
anything ever witnessed here. The water
in the rivers is eight feet higher than the
highest water mark heretofore. There has
been great loss of stacked grain and stock.
Harrison’s Big Victory in Chicago.
Democratic Candidate Gets as Many Votes as His
Three Opponents.—He Ran on a Silver Plank.
Washington, April 6.— The result in Chica-
90, Cincinnatti, Detroit and other citics in the
West is very gratifying.
Democratic gains,in one or two cities might
be explained hy local conditions, but such
great gains inaicate a radical change in public
sentiment since November.
1t is impossible to say how the future con-
duct of the Republican party will impress the
country, but it is evident that thus far Repub-
lican success has been a dissapointment.
The Republican party is evidently in the
| minority at this time, and whether the party
mill profit by the rebuke administered or cx-
cite greater indignation remains to be seen.
W* J. BRYAN
CHICAGO, April 6.—The mayoralty elec-
tion to-day resulted in a decisive victory for
the Democratic party, its candidate, Car-
ter H. Harrison, having almost as many
votes as all the other candidates combined.
At midnight the available figures gave
Sears, Republican, 60,000 ; Harrison, Dem-
ocrat, 148,000: Harlan, independent, 72,-
000, Hesing, independent, 18.000. The
Democrats made a clean sweep of all the
town offices in the west town and north
town and probably in the sonth town also,
although the Republicans have a fighting
chance to get an assessor in that part of the
city. Of the 34 aldermen, the returns
point to the election of 26 Democrats, 4 Re-
publicans and 4 independents. Three of
these independents are Democrats who
went upon the tie. by petition.
Harrison gained heavily in the banner
Republican wards, carrying the Thirty-
fourth by 5,019 against 4,281 for Harlan
and 3,434 for Sears. This ward gave Mec-
Kinley a majority of 6,000 last fall. The
Third, Fourth and Twelfth wards, always
Republican strongholds, were also carried
by Harrison. \
At the last mayoralty election Swift's
vote was 143,407, against 102,294 for Wen-
ter, Democrat. In the presidential elec-
tion McKinley had 200,748, against 144,-
736 for Bryan.
Carter H. Harrison, the son and name-
sake of the world’s fair mayor, is 37 years
old. He was born in the Harrison home-
stead at Clark and Harrison streets. He
attended the publicschools. He was taken
to Germany and put into the gymnasium
of Altenberg. This preparatory course fit-
ted him for college, and he graduated from
St. Ignatius, Chicago, in 1881. He studied
law two years at Yale. He practiced five
years after 1883, and formed a real estate
partnership with his brother until his fath-
er bought the Chicago Times, in 1891. He
filled nearly all the managing positions on
the paper until the sale in 1894. He lives
at Astor and Schiller streets. The family
consists of Harrison, Carter III, who isa
romping boy, and Edith, the baby.
ELECTIONS IN WISCONSIN WERE NOT
MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 6.—Party
lines were not closely drawn in the munici-
pal elections through Wisconsin to-day. At
Eau Claire the Democrats elected W. H.
Frawley mayor, and a majority of the other
city officials by pluralities averaging 200.
At Waukesha the Democrats elected H. M.
Enos mayor, the Republicans taking most
of the other offices. At La Crosse the en-
tire Republican ticket was elected ny large
pluralities ; at Chippewa Falls Democrats
and Republicans divided honors, the form-
er getting the city council and the latter
the mayor. At Greenbay F. B. Desnery
was elected mayor on an independent
ticket. Racine re-elected mayor Free Gra-
ham, (Dem.), the Republicans getting a
majority of the aldermen.
The election in Milwaukee was for judges
of the superior and county court and for
associate justice of the supreme court. J.
E. Mann, a Democrat, is re-elected coun-
ty judge. The total vote in the city was
9,795, against 40,000 in November. There
was no opposition to Marshall for the &u-
GREAT CHANGE IN SCHENECTADY.
SCHENECTADY, N. Y., April 6—The
town elections in Schenectady county to-
day resulted in Democratic victories, with
two exceptions. Last fall every town in
the county gave Republican pluralities.
Sweeping Democratic Victories at Mu-
nicipal Eleciions Everywhere.
Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, the three Largest
Cities in Ohio, Went Democratic Yesterday, as
did Many of the Smaller Places, Including Mec-
Kinley's own Town of Canton - Thess Democratic
Gains at the Municipal aad ns Indicate a
Coming Tidal Wave This Fall Which wiil Sweep
Governor Bushnell and Senator Hanna both
CINCINNATI, April 5.—The election in
Cincinnati to-day was for mayor and other | color you want.
city officials and members of the hoard of
legislation. The Republican ticket was
headed by Levi C. Goodale for mayor, and
the Democratic ticket by Gustave Tafel,
the latter being elected by a plurality of
7,320, while the city gave McKinley a plu-
rality of almost 20,000 last November, and
Caldwell, Republican, for mayor, . three
years ago, a plurality of 6,755.
EVEN MCKINLEY’S HOME.
CANTON, O., April 5.—The home of Mec-
Kinley to-day went Democratic, Mayor
Rice, for re-election, carrying it hy over
400. The remainder of the ticket is divid-
ed, the Democrats winning a majority of
the offices. Republicans win the city mar-
shal, street commissioners and market mas-
ter. Only one ward was carried by the Re-
publicans for council. The vote was light-
Transportation of Bicycles Free on the
ennsylvania Railroad. -
The Pennsylvania railroad ccmpany an-
nounces that on and after April 7, 1897, bi-
cycles will be checked - by baggage agents
and carried in the baggage cars of the com-
pany, when accompanied on the same train
by the owners, free of cost, provided the
passenger presenting a bicycle for carriage
has no baggage ; otherwise the bicycle will
be charged for at regular rates.
This arrangement applies to all the lines
of the Pennsylvania railroad system east of
Pittsburg and Erie. .
——=Subsecribe for the WATCHMAN.
——Deputy prothonotary Arthur B.
Kimport is confined to his room at the
Brant house with an attack of grip.
—A professional Philadelphia-land-
scape gardener is directing the work of
beautifying the lawn about Col. W. Fred
Reynolds’ home, corner Linn and Alle-
Lock Haven home talent will sing
the comic opera, ‘The Mikado,’ some
time during the fore part of May. T. B.
Maffet, of Williamsport, will direct it for
the Elks, under whose auspices it will be
——Miss Kate S. Keen, of Millheim,
was married to Mr. John W. King, of
Laurelton, at the bride’s home, last Tues-
day morning at 11 o’clock. They will
make their future home at Laurelton.
——The Undine band made Reynolds
avenue resound with sweet music. on
Wednesday night. The boys were sere-
nading Edward F. Young and his bride,
Arena M. Krebs, of Laurelton, who had
just been married.
New spring clothing just opened at
Faubles’. Prices much lower than ever.
It will pay you to investigate.
-—Fitz and Webster will be remem-
bered as having presented their roaring
farce, ‘‘A Breezy Time,’ at Garman’s, two
seasons ago. They will return to-morrow
night for another engagement. The play
is well named and the company is said to
be capable of presenting it to the audience
in such a way asto leave no misunder-
standing as to why it bears such a name.
It is uproariously funny from start to fin-
ish and if you want to enjoy a good laugh
you should go to the opera house to-mor-
row night. :
——Have your bicycle enameled. Any
At Sheffer’s ware rooms
in the Exchange.”
——A few of his Bellefonte friends pre-
sented Rev. J. W. Rue with a handsome
gold headed cane, last Friday evening.
The presentation was made at the parson-
age, where a large party had gathered to
tender the departing pastor an earnest God-
speed. Mr. Rue preached his first sermon
to his new charge, in Harrisburg, last Sun-
day. The family did not leave here, how-
ever, until yesterday because of Mrs. Rue's
poor health. She will remain as the guest
of Mr. John Meese’s family until she is
able to travel. Dr. Stephens and wife ar-
er than last fall, but nearly up to the aver- rived yesterday afternoon.
age spring vote.
CoLuMBUS, April 5.—After one of the
most bitterly fought contests the Demo-
crats carried Columbus to-day by nearly
400 votes, electing Samuel L. Black mayor
over Emmett Tompkins, Republican.
Last fall McKinley’s plurality over Bryan
in this city was 3,118. The issue to-day
was purely political, each side striving to
secure the anti-saloon vote, though neither
made any pledges as to the enforcement of
the Sunday and midnight closing ordi-
nances. Early this morning the anti-sa-
loon league announced the withdrawal of
their candidate and the indorsement of
Black. Several bogus circulars were dis-
tributed during the day, resulting in collis-
ions at the polls, but the police quickly
ZANESVILLE, TOO, FLOPPED.
ZANESVILLE, O., April 5.—The entire
Democratic city ticket is elected by plu-
ralities ranging from 300 to 450. The en-
tire city government, with the exception of
the cemetery board and water works board.
will be controlled by. the Democrats. This
city gave McKinley a plurality, last Novem-
ber, of 250.
TaroNTO, O., April 5.-—One of the clos-
est municipal contests ever held here was
that of to-day, which resulted as follows :
Mayor, Elmer Francy ; councilman, Wil-
liam Francy. The ticket is Republican ex-
cept mayor Fraucy and councilman Francy,
who are Democrats.
IN BUSHNELL'S HOME.
SPRINGFIELD, O., April 5.—The Demo-
crats to-day carried the home of Governor
Bushnell, electing John M. Good mayor by
about 600 majority. The rest of the Re-
publican ticket was elected.
THE DEMOCRATS ELECT MAYBURY MAYOR
DETROIT, Mich., April 5.—William C.
Maybury, Democrat, was elected mayor to-
day by about 1,000 majority over Captain
Albert E, Stewart, Republican. In view
of the Mr. Maybury’s victory, itis con-
sidered surprising that Judge John Miner,
Democratic candidate for police justice,
was defeated by Judge Albert F. Sellers,
Republican, who was re-elected by a ma-
jority fully equal to that received by May-
Maybury’s election is looked upon asa
decided defeat for Governor Pingree, who
practically named Captain Stewait as his
successor as mayor, after the courts had
overruled the Governor’s contention that
he could hold both the offices of Governor
Returns from nearly every city of im-
portance in Michigan show sweeping Demo-
cratic victories or greatly reduced Repub-
lican majorities. .
-—Subscribe for the WATCHMAN.
——Those who have seen ‘‘A Breezy
Time,”” which will appear at Garman’s to-
morrow night, say that itis the funniest
farce comedy by all odds that has been sent
out this season. - It was funny enough last
season, but since then it has been revised
and a number of new attractions have been
added to it. Miss Kathryn Webster, a
charming singer and a graceful actress, is
said to be specially weil cast in the female
role, and E. B. Fitz, a comedian who is
noted for his comicality as well as for his
three hundred pounds avoirdupois, says |
that he has the ‘‘part of his life’’ in the
present production. Comedians have a
way of saying this, and it remains to be
seen whether he is unintentionally exag-
MARRIAGE LICENSES.—Following is the
list of marriage licenses granted by or-
phans’ court clerk, G. W. Rumberger, dur-
ing the past week.
W. H. McConnaughey, of Homer City,
and Kate Sortman, of State College.
J. H. Mayes, of Houserville, and Edith
J. Irvin, of Marion.
Edward F. Young, of Bellefonte, and
Arena M. Kreps, of Laurelton.
John J. Osman, of State College, and
i Annie E. Tibbens. of Houserville.
Thomas L. Shope, of Boggs Twp., and
Mary Carson, of Spring. Twp.
Andrew M. Reeser, of Snow Shoe, and
Nannie M. Hunter, of Beuner Twp.
ARRESTED FOR ARSON.—Edward F.
Gardner, who lives one mile north of How-
ard, Pa., was arrested by Capt. Mont-
gomery, last Friday, on the charge of having
set fire to his house and barn on April 6th,
1896, to secure $600 insurance from the
Firemens insurance company, of Illi-
nois. Their agent at this place, J. C.
Weaver, was directed to make the informa-
tian and at the hearing, before justice
Keichline, Mr. Gardner was committed to
jail. On Monday Chas P. Hewes, Esq.,
secured a habeas corpus hearing before
judge Love. Mr. Gardner was released on
bail and the court will, after a considera-
tion of the case; file an order in a short
time. According to the evidence that was
produced it would appear that this action
was brought rather hastily and that Mr.
Gardner has been unjustly accused.
—The aid society of the Methodist
church has started a series of sociables that
are to be kept up during the summer.
The first one was held, on Tuesday even-
ing, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. H.
Bell, on Howard street. It was so pleasant
and encouraging that a musicale has been
arranged to be given at Mr. L. A. Schaef-
fer’s in two weeks.
DEATH OF AN AGED LADY.—The death
of Mrs. Michel Lynch was announced
from her home, on South Spring street, last
Monday morning. She had been ill for
several months with a general breaking
down of the system. Deceased was born
in County Limerick, Ireland, Feb. 2nd,
1824. In 1874 she came to this country
and located in Hollidaysburg, where she
resided until ten years ago, when she, with
her husband, removed to Bellefonte. Her
husband and seven children survive her.
Her remains were taken to Hollidaysburg,
Wednesday morning, for interment. The
funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at
EpucaTioN NEEDED. —The members of
the Village Improvement society have not
retired from the field, but it certainly is dis-
heartening to them to see great piles of
ashes heaped upon the main thoroughfares,
excelsior and paper scattered broadcast in
front of every store, and barrels and boxes
dumped out on the sidewalks. There are
places in town that are a disgrace to the
community and the trouble is the innocent
are blamed with the guilty, for we are all
residents of the town.
Last summer a distinguished visi-
tor remarked that from New Orleans
to Boston » had never seen a dirti-
er town oronesthat could he made more
beautiful. If our'people won’t be educated
in this matter of clehnliness and beauty let
our policemen arrest the people who scatter
paper on the streets or dump their tin cans
over the hills to confront every visitor to
the Spring. In Paris. if one dares to throw
ascrap.of paper onto the pavement or street,
he is tapped on the shoulder by an officer
and given his choice of picking it up or
marching off to the station house. A few
examples of that kind here would go far
toward awakening people to a sense of their
responsibility. And until such steps are
taken the Village Improvement society can
do little to improve the town for one can
not build up while three or four are tear-
MAN, WOMAN AND HORSE FALL OVER
A THIRTY-FIVE FOOT EMBANKMENT.—An
accident occurred near the stone bridge, at
Mill Hall, last Sunday morning, that might
very easily have resulted in the death of
Mr. and Mrs. John McNaul, of Lamar
township, Clinton county. They were
driving to Lock Haven with the intention
of attending services at the Baptist church.
When a point on the turnpike a short dis-
tance west of the stone bridge at Mill Hall
was reached their horse frightened at a
wheelman who was passing. The animal
plunged and made a jump over the embank-
ment, which is thirty feet high at that point,
taking with him the buggy and its occu-
pants. Mrs. McNaul jumped and fell on
the ground close to the creek. Her right
arm was fractured and the thumb of the
left hand was dislocated. The horse, bug-
gy and Mr. McNaul landed in the creek.
Mr. McNaul was tangled up in the top of
the buggy and could not extricate himself.
Several wheelmen and a few of the resi-
dents living in that vicinity witnessed the
accident and hurried to the assistance of
the injured parties. They waded into the
creek, raised the buggy, and assisted Mr.
McNaul out of the stream. Fortunately
he had no bones broken, but he, was pain-
fully bruised. The buggy was badly dam-
aged, but the horse gave no signs of being
in any way injured. The hapless man and
woman were taken to the residence of
George Winner, where they received medi-
cal attention. Later on they drove to their
AROUND THE WORLD IN A WAGON.—In
a recent issue of the Altoona Tribune was
found the following account of a long
journey that John Olson, a paper hanger of
that city, contemplates making. The feat
of encircling the globe is not considered a
very difficult one in these days of steam-
ship and steam car flyers, but Olson’s
method of travel will be unique and will
doubtless arouse wide-spread interest.
A Fast DRIVE. —Liveryman Alf Baum,
who runs the pony Paper express between
this place and Lock Haven, on Sundays,
made a record on his last trip that most
any horseman could he proud of. With
nearly 200 1bs of paper in his buggy he
‘left Lock Haven at 12.20 Pp. m. and covered
the twenty-eight miles to this place in ex-
actly three hours. When it is considered
that he drove only one horse and made
twenty-eight stops to deliver papers it will
‘A NICE CONTRACT FOR THE MILLER
BROTHERS.—The Miller brothers have
just closed a contract for re-roofing the
Edison illuminating company’s plant, on
Lamb street, with slate. The work is to
be done in short order and they are the
right people to do it up speedily and sat-
isfactorily. This firm are making a spec-
ialty of roofing and roofing materials and
their work has heen of such high order as
to make their business in this line a very
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Crawford attended the
wedding of Dr. S. M. Huff and Miss Love-
land, daughter of Dill Loveland, of Lamar,
Pa,, Thursday of this week. Dr. Huff is a
brother of Mrs. Crawford. The ceremony
took place at the bride’s home,
The commissioners of Centre county are
sadly in need of a good, first-class office boy.
With that adjunct they might get along tol-
erably well, but without it failure is inevita-
ble. An office boy could attend to all the
important business of the county, including
sending out election blanks, etc., and the
commissioners could dump the spittoons,
sweep and lock up shop after business hours
with credit to themselves and the county.
The county tax-payers will not kick on the
expense of having a god office boy, provided
the commissioners agree to take his good ad-
vice on matters of importance.
A sad death occurred about two miles south
of Centre Hall, Tuesday night. Mrs. Law-
yer, wife of John Lawyer went to bed that
night in her usual good health, and about
four o’clock was found cold in death beside
her husband. The funeral will take place on
Saturday, at 2 p. m., atthe house. Inter-
ment will be made at Centre Hall. Mrs.
Lawyer was an active member of the Meth-
odist church for many years, was of kind dis-
position and was held in high esteem by her
neighbors and all who knew her. She leaves
a husband and three children to mourn her
death. Her youngest daughter, Mrs. David
Bradford, resides at home. One daughter
lives in Philadelphia and a son in the West.
Tuesday, as was scheduled, the election
took place in the borough to decide whether
or not the town should borrow the sum of
$5,000 for the purpose of supplying Centre
Hall with a sufficient quantity of water.
The returns show nearly fourteen to one for
water. This result was anticipated and indi-
cates that quite a few citizens have “water
on the brain.” Considerable more than a
majority of all the voters in the borough cast
their ballots in favor of a better water supply.
On the head of the result the Centre Hall
water company declared a semi-annual divi-
dend of six and one-half per cent., but the
company is breathing heavily and the end is
within sight. The vote of Tuesday was the
death rattle. And so be it.
Pine Grove ‘Mention.
Wagner Miller is again idle on account of
a broken gearwheel.
Farmer Elmer Ellsworth Royer is confined
to his home with an ulcerated sore throat.
Wm. J. Meyers is spending this week at
Alexandria where he is preparing to do a
i large trade in carriages and buggies.
During the eight days of April five of
them have been rainy. In consequence the
vegetable kingdom is getting a splendid start.
On next Monday, M. E. Heberling opens
his subscription school. Musser is one of our
best teachers having years of experience and
is assured of a good school.
Major W. H. Miller one of the best known
men in this end of the county and one who
enjoys the highest estcem of the community,
is slowly approaching the end of his earthly
Ground has been broken for the addition
to Capt. Kepler's new home. ‘Squire Kellar
and his three sons will push the carpenter
work to a quick finish. This gang never
leaves a job half done.
Capt. George M. Kepler, one of Corry’s oil
kings, is spending a few weeks at the old pa-
rental home with his brother J. M. He isa
delightful companion and is brimming over
with good stories and bonhomie.
The venerable Samuel Harpster is seriously
ill with pneumonia. Last Sunday he was
better but took a relapse that caused his
family much alarm. Dr. Tobin is the physi-
Olson and several others expect to start
cian and thinks he can bring the old gentle-
man out all right.
on their adventurous journey in October.
The vehicle in which the journey will be
made is at present in course of construction
in a blacksmith shop, on Chestnut avenue, |
near Third street. Olson himself designed |
it and is doing all the work himself. i
The wagon is designed to be drawn by |
three horses and is 7x20 feet. It will be |
divided into three compiurtments, the first |
containing a series of cupboards ; the second
is a living room 7x7. and the other will be
a room containing six bunks. Olson is ex-
hausting his ingenuity in decorating the
house-wagon, and is building it in a way
that will give it the greatest possible
strength and lightness. He intends to
move into the wagon as soon as it is com-
pleted, in order to accustom himself to his
surroundings before he starts on his mo-
Olson’s daughter, a little girl of 12, and
his 15-year old brother will accompany him
in the queer equipage. The men will sell
goods along the route and thus make a Ht=|
tle money to help along. It is understood,
however, that he has sufficient money to
indulge in this whim without work if he
chooses to do so. Guns, fishing tackle, Ete.,
will be abundant in the wagon, while a
large supply of all sorts of provisions can
be stored in the vehicle.
Olson intends to bid farewell to houses
and live henceforth in his wagon. He will
drive across this country first, passing
leisurely westward. and later will sail for
Europe. How ‘long it will take him to
make the journey around the world he
does not know and neither does he care.
He is out for a good time and he means to
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All Through Brush Valley.
Mrs. Ellen Miller, of Rebersburg, was ill
last week. .
During the last week our energetic farmers
were busily engaged at plowing.
Squire Carlin, of Rebersburg, was in Belle-
fonte on Wednesday on business.
Mondy Bierly, of near Tylersville, was in
the valley last Friday to make a few calls on
Mrs. Willis Cole, of Loganton, is this week
making her old friends and relatives about
here short visits.
Wm, B. Rankin, the wide-awake life in-
surance agent of Bellefonte, was in our val-
ley on Monday. .
Misses Emma Smith and Ella Keller, both
of Lock Haven, were agreeable guests, last
Saturday, at Harvey Miller's, of Rebers-
On Monday morning Mr. Hosterman, who
taught the grammar school at Rebersburg,
opened his school with somes thirty-one stu-
Hattie Weber, of Rebersburg, left, on
Monday, for the Lock Haven Normal where
she expects to work in the laundry depart-
Harry Musser, who was teaching school
near Bellefonte during the winter, is again
among his old Rebersburg friends who are
always glad to give Harry a welcome.
be seen that this was nosmall performance.