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Terms, 82.00 a Year, in Advance.
Bellefonte, Pa., April 16, 1897.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - EDITOR.
The Price of Wheat.
Those who observe the present price of
wheat will remember how the spurt in that
cereal last summer was credited to the pros-
pect of MCKINLEY’S election, with its as-
surance that the gold standard would be
maintained and the free silverites would
be prevented from carrying ont their
schemes of ‘‘anarchy and repudiation.”
The price of wheat went up to a dollar, and
by some sort of political hokus-pokus the
minds of many of the farmers were im-
pressed with the belief that the advance
agent of prosperity was already exerting
his influence for the promotion of their in-
That advance in the price of wheat was
of course due to causes that had no connec-
tion whatever with influences which Mc-
KINLEY or the Republican party was able
to exert for the benefit of the farmers.
The cereal brought an increased price be-
cause of various conditions existing in
foreign countries that produced that effect,
particularly the short crop and famine mn
India. The spurt was also stimulated by
speculation, and by the assistance of par-
ties who designed to turn it to political
account in affecting the agricultural vote.
Dollar wheat was pointed to by the gold-
bug spellbinders, as proof that the old
standard could not be charged with having
reduced the price of farm products, and
that there was no truth in the position of
the free silverites that gold monometallism
was ruining the agricultural interests.
As it was produced by a temporary cause,
the advanced price of wheat was of but
temporary duration. It has again fallen
back to that low figure to which the con-
" tracting effect of the single gold standard
has brought the price of all agricultural
products, and where it will remain as long
as the gold bug policy of contraction shall
continue to exert its depreciating effect
upon the productions of the farm as well
as upon the wages of labor.
The Oregon Grounded While Going Into Dock and No
One Knows the Extent of the Injury Done the Ves-
sel.—Theories and Excuses Plenty.
WASHINGTON, April 13.—Word reached
the navy department to-day from Com-
mander Whiting, in charge of the Puget
Sound naval station, Washington, that the
battleship Oregon has grounded while ap-
proaching the dock into which she was
about to go to have her bottom scraped and
painted. This dispatch added that the ves-
sel had bent her frames (or ribs) and bot-
tom plating in the vicinity of the forward
turret, but it did not in any other way in-
dicate whether the damage sustained had
been serious. This will he determined by
a thorough investigation, which Secretary
Long had ordered to be made by naval con-
structor Capps, who was the government
representative at the Union iron works at
San Francisco and who had been sent to
Puget Sound with a gang of men from the
Mare island navy yard to scrape and paint
the vessel. His orders are to report the
amount of damage done and the estimated
cost of repair. The impression at the navy
yard is that an accident occurred some time
yesterday afternoon and later in the day
the officers succeeded in getting the vessel
off the ground and inside the dock. The
Oregon had been in the water for over a
year and had been waiting for the spring
tides to take to the dock. She was in com-
mand of Captain Barker, who had just been
relieved from duty at the Mare island navy
yard and was on his first voyage in the
Oregon. The Puget Sound dock is the
only one on the Pacific coast large enough
to accommodate a chip the size of the
The opinion of Commodore Hichborn, of
the construction bureau, from the informa-
tion at hand, is that the damage to the ship
i8 not serious, and even should some of her
frames be bent, that necessarily will not
require more to be repaired at the dock.
Should this be necessary, however, it would
require considerable time, as mechanics
would have to go from there to the Mare
The Oregon is a first-class battleship,
built by the Union iron works, of San
Francisco, and has cost the government
nearly $6,000,000. She is 428 feet long on
her load water line, 69 feet 3 .inches ex-
treme breadth, is of 10,228 tons displace-
ment and had a crew of 473 officers and
The Flue Must Have Been Bad.
HARRISBURG, April 13.—Rev. Dr. Silas
C. Swallow was given another chance to-
night by the joint legislative buildings and
grounds committee to prove his charge that
the burning of the capitol was the result of
carelessness. Several witnesses were called
by the doctor, but they gave no testimony
in support of his allegation. Charles Stock,
a Harrisburg fireman, was recalled by
Swallow, and testified that he smelled oil
at the elevator opening, but admitted that
he could not tell whether it was oil used
for lubricating the elevator machinery or
coal oil. 8. Linn Scholl, a Senate paster
and folder, testified that he had discovered
fire in the cellar at the spot where Stock
had seen it later. It was coming up
through the floor aud had tried to extin-
guish it with buckets of water.
Inspector McDevitt, for two years the
expert of the Philadelphia fire patrol,
stated to-day, after a thorough examina-
tion of the building with members of the
committee, that the fire in the cellar dis-
covered by Stock was caused by hot ashes
and sparks falling through a flue which
ran from the the cellar into the second
story above. The committee adjourned to
meet at the call of the chair.
Roseberry to ‘Succeed “Salisbury.
LoxDoN, April 13.—Zruth says: “It is
doubtful if Lord Salisbury’'s health will
permit him to retain the posts of premier
and secretary of state for foreign affairs.
Many Unionists are suggesting Lord Rose-
berry for secretary of -state for foreign af-
fairs. When in office Lord Roseberry
showed entire accord with Lord Salisbury’s
foreign policy, and he withdrew from the
Liberals because he disapproved of their ac-
tion in foreign issues, while his views on
home rule are in accord with the Union-
Spirit of Jefferson Prevailed.
The 8age’s Memory Honored by the National Asso-
ciation of Democratic Clubs.—W. J. Bryan Guest
of Honor.—In Ringing Tones He Declares the Chi-
cago Platform will Forever Stand.—Republicans in
Minority Now.—National Chairman Jones Dwelt on
the Significance of Recent Elections.—Celebration
a Simple Dinner.
WASHINGTON, April 13. — The one hun-
dred and fifty-fourth -anniversary of Jeffer-
son’s birthday was celebrated to-night, at
the Metropolitan hotel, by a subscription
dinner, given under the auspices of the
National Association of Democratic clubs.
The first celebration of the anniversary of
Jefferson’s birth occurred at the same
hostelry, then known as the Indian Queen.
President Jackson was the guest of honor,
and the otcasion was made more memor-
able by the presence of vice President John
C. Calhoun and other Democratic leaders
of that day. >
To-night Wm. J. Bryan, of Nebraska,
the late Democratic candidate for Presi-
dent, was the guest of honor, senators,
representatives and others conspicuous in
the councils of the Democratic party were
present, many of them from a distance.
Covers were laid for 200, and many were
denied seats for want of space at the tables.
The decorations of the room were sim-
ple. The columns were twined with south-
ern smilax, and a full length portrait of
Jefferson, draped with American flags,
were hung behind the seat of Chauncey F.
Black, of Pennsylvania, the president of
the association. Upon his right were Mr.
Bryan, Representative McMillin, who
tor Jones of Arkansas, Representative
Bland, of Missouri, Lentz, of Ohio, ex-
and Andrew Lipscomb, of Virginia.
Mr. Bryan was greeted with a hearty
cheer as he entered the hall. The menu
was carefully prepared and was similar to
such a dinner as might have been served
during Jefferson’s days. The dishes were
all American creations, and each course as
far as possible represented one section of
the country. The dinner began promptly
at 8 o’clock, an orchestra playing national
airs blended with southern melodies, to
conform in simplicity to the spirit of the
The toasts were briefly responded to
except in the case of Mr. Bryan, who spoke
at length to the toast, ‘Thomas Jefferson :
We celebrate the anniversary of his birth
not in the spirit of personal idolatry, but
from regard and reverence for his political
ADDRESS OF. MR. BRYAN.
Mr. Bryan, in part, spoke as follows :
‘““T'he Democratic party is strong just in
proportion as it proves true to the teachings
of its great founder. It is the mission of
the Democratic party to ciystalize into leg-
islation the principles which he taught.
““The party applies Democratic principles
to the issues which arise from time to time.
For many years the tariff question was
the paramount issue, and the party took a
more advanced position each year until
1892, when it declared itself in favor of a
policy which meant substantially a tariff
for revenue only. But the President elected
at that time, instead of proceeding to car-
ry out that portion of the platform, forced
upon public attention an issue which had
up to that time been considered secondary.
Mr. Cleveland, more than any other one
person in this nation, is responsible for the
prominent position which the money ques-
tion now occupies. It was his determina-
tion to complete the demonetization of
silver and make the gold standard perpet-
ual, that aroused the masses of the United
States to active resistance. The suprema-
cy between the gold standard and bimetal-
lism was recognized as a contest between
the money power and the common people.
“The explicit declaration in favor of free
and unlimited coinage at 16 to 1, without
waiting for the aid or consent of any other
nation, was made necessary by the attempt
of certain public men to evade preceding
platforms. The party struggle which cul-
minated in the Chicago convention, of
necessity alienated a portion of the party.
The party was placed in the position where
it was compelled to indorse the financial
policy of the President or adhere to the doc-
trines and traditions of the party. The po-
sition taken by the Democratic party in
1896 will not be surrendered.
A BACKWARD STEP IMPOSSIBLE.
“If you doubt the premanency of the
Chicago platform as a party creed, g
among the rank and file of the party
and measure the zeal and enthusiasm
which that platform has aroused, and you
will realize the impossibility of taking a
“True, the present ad . istration is
seeking to turn public ac ition to the
tariff question, but to our reasoning is well
founded, an increase of taxes cannot re-
store prosperity, to the producers of wealth.
If the Dingley bill brings general and per-
manent prosperity the Democratic .par-
ty will not be in a position to win a con-
test by opposing it, - “If, on the other hand,
the Dingley bill proves a disappointment to
those who advocate it, our position of 1896
will be strengthened and public attention
will be riveted upon the fagt that the
cause of financial depression is to be found
in our monetary system.
“There is much in recent events to en-
courage the followers of Thomas Jefferson.
The spring elections indicate a growing
sentiment along the lines of the Chicago
platform. In fact the elections which
have taken place show so great a gain that
the Republican party may now be consid-
ered a minority party. It has but one
hope of escape from the wrath to come, and
that is to secure bimetallism by interna-
tional agreement, before the people of the
nation have another opportunity to speak
at the polls. While we, who believe in
independent bimetallism, generally regard
an international agreement as neither nec-
essary nor possible, we may well hope for
success to any who make the attempt to
secure foreign assistance. If our op-
ponents succeed in opening the mints of
other nations, as well as their own mints,
we shall rejoice, because the condition of
the people will be improved and they will
be able to proceed with other remedial
legislation. If, however, the Republican
party, after pledging itself to secure inter-
national bimetallism, finds it impossible
to fulfill that pledge, its expressed.prefer-
ence for a double standard will vise up to
condemn it, if it attempts to continue long-
er the evils of the gold standard.”
THE OTHER TOASTS.
The other toasts were: ‘‘The diffusion
of information and arraignment of all abuses
at the bar of public 1cason’ (from Jeffer-
son’s inaugural address), James K. Jones,
“Equal and exact justice to all men, of
whatever state or persuasion, religious or
political,’ Richard P. Bland, of Mis-
“The declaration of independence : An
enduring monument of that devotion of
liberty and abhorrence of tyranny which
stamp the character and mark the whole
course of the life of its author,” Joseph C.
Sibley, of Pennsylvania.
Representative Sibley, of Pennsylvania, |
acted as toastmaster, and on the left Sena- |
‘Peace, commerce and honest friendship
with all nations, entangling alliances with
none’”’ (from the same address,) John J.
Lentz, of Ohio.
‘An aristocracy of wealth is one of more
harm and danger than benefit to society’’
(Jefferson,) Andrew J. Lipscomb, of Vir-
‘A jealous care of the right of elections
by the people : A mild and safe corrective
of those abuses which are lopped by the
sword of revolution in other counties,
where peaceable remedies are unprovided”’
(from Jefferson’s inaugural addresss, ) Wm.
Sulzer, of New York.
CHAIRMAN JONES TALKS.
Senator Jones, chairman of the Demo-
cratic national committee, in responding to
his toast, referred to the insults given Mr.
Bryan at Yale college and the refusal of
the students there to hear him during the
last campaign. He said :
“And this in. New England, the proud
seat of our learning, where men in the old
days would have died to maintain the right
of free speech.””-
The result of the recent municipal elec-
tions, he said, showed that the cities which
in the last campaign were the strongholds
of the Republicans had regained their
senses and had rallied to the standard of
him who founded the Democratic party
and whose motto was ‘‘Equal and exact
justice to all.” -
After the set toasts had been responded
to there were many impromptu speeches,
and it was hours after midnight before the
dinner broke up.
Great Floods Still Devastating Property
Along the Mississippi.
OMAHA, April 13.—The Missouri river
is changing its channel past Omaha, and
threatens to destroy property to the value
of several million dollars. Last night the
river broke through its banks about a mile
above where it left the old channel 20
years ago, and is to-day running two broad
streams across what were yesterday fertile
market gardens. It seems only a question
of a few hours until East Omaha is moved
into Iowa and all the property in the line
of the flood is swept away. The people of
that section of the town moved out last
night, and are busy getting away their ef-
fects in boats to-day. The $3,000,000
bridge of the East Omaha terminal com-
pany will be left across a slough, while the
thousands of dollars expended by the gov-
ernment in protecting the banks of the
river along the great bend will have been
wasted on a ‘‘cut-off’’ lake.
GRAND Forks, N. D., April 13. — Two
hundred families have been driven from
their homes in consequence of the flood.
All the business houses, with one excep-
tion, are badly fiooded. The water is from
6 to 10 feet deep on the prineipal streets.
Fifty families;, comprising 230 souls, are
entirely destitute and in need of immediate
aid. The Meehan dam at Thief river has
been carried away, and with it over 4,000,-
000 feet of logs are en route to Crookston
and Grand Forks.
MEMPHIS, April 13.—The river contin-
ues to rise south of Vicksburg, and the swift
current is throwing the waters against the
Louisiana levees with enormous force. At
Davis, island, in Warren county, Miss.,
water is washing over the levee, and many
people have left the city with their most
valuable effects and stock.
The refugees are flocking into Helena by
every boat. At a conference between the
army officers and the local relief commit-
tee it was estimated that, of the 25.341
people inhabiting the county, 9,000 live in
the territory now inundated. Of these,
from 2,000 to 3,000 are now in Helena and
scattered along the foot-hills for a distance
of 15 miles. There are 1,000 refugees at
Old Town Ridge. The relief committee
reported that 6,000 people were dependent
upon aid. Captain Nolty, of the steamer
Titan, reports 43 refugees at Modoc, 80 at
Avenue, 40 at Dawsons, 45 at Lower Lud-
low, 164 at Ferguson and 100 at Knowlton.
The majority of these unfortunate people
are camped on barges, and have been sup-
plied from Helena.
ST. JoserH, La., April 13.—The steamer
St. Joseph has arrived here from Ursinal
plantation, on Davis island, with women
and children, and mules, cattle and other
domestic animals. The water had over-
topped the levees in several places, creating
something of a panic and causing an exodus
to take place.
VICKSBURG, Miss., April 13. — To-day
the gauge was 51.35 a rise of four-tenths in
24 hours, the highest water ever known.
The fine plantations of Colonel B. G. Kiger,
H. H. Davis and others, and the Brown,
plantations at Brunswick, are -all under
water. Boats are wanted everywhere to
rescue people and save live stock. All
hope of saving the levee has been abandon-
ed. The steamer Lake Palmyria arrived
with two barges loaded with refugees and
their stock from Sunflower river. The
people are mostly the families of planters,
only a few negroes being on board. The
boat returned to that section loaded with
supplies. Her passengers report a very
bad state of affairs there.
WASHINGTON, April 13.-~The army in-
spector at Memphis telegraphed the de-
partment to-day that the mayor of that
city applied to him for the loan of 250
tents, which were badly needed. Secre-
tary Alger telegraphed the depot quarter-
master at St. Louis, the nearest point
where: the tents could be had, to ship the
required number in charge of an agent.
How the Date of Easter is Fixed.
The date of Easter is determined by the
ecclesiastical calendar of the Catholic
church. It is a very complicated and elab-
orate affair invented by Lillus, a Neapoli-
tan astronomer and sage, under Pope)
Gregory XIII, at the close of the sixteentk
century. It would be preposterous to tax
the brains of modern readers with the
calculations by which the date of
Easters determined, but a few general
rules might be given for their enlighten-
The regulations of the councils of Nice
are four : First, Easter must be celebrated
on a Sunday ; second, this Sunday must
follow the fourteenth of the paschal moon ;
third, the paschal moon is that moon whose
fourteenth day falls on or next follows the
day of the vernal equinox ; fourth, the
equinox is fixed invariably in the calendar
on the 21st day of March.
This calendar moon, it should be re-
membered, is not the moon of the heavens
nor yet the moon of the astronomers, but
an imaginary moon created for ecclesiasti-
cal convenience. From these conditions it
follows that Easter Sunday cannot happen
earlier than the 22nd of March or later
than the 25th of April.
——Stratton, the Cripple Creek million-
aire, refuses to go into any money-making
schemes. ‘‘What I am trying to do,” says
he to promoters, ‘‘is to keep my income
Turks Being Chased.
The Insurgents Attack the Garrison of Baltino
Fort.—Infidels Cut their Way Out.—@arrisons
Numbered 300 Men and in Getting Away Lost
Thirty Men.—The Insurgents then went on.—That
“Blockade of Greece.
TRIKHALA, Thessaly, April 11. — The
plan of the insurgents was to occupy Bal-
tino, on the frontier of Macedonia, in order
to prevent the Turks from taking up a
more advanced position. Directly the
Greeks crossed the frontier, their leaders
issued a proclamation calling upon the
Macedonians and Epirotes to rise for free-
There is an unconfirmed rumor here at
this hour that the insurgents are contin-
uing theiradvance unchecked by the Turks.
Twenty-five of the Italian volunteers
have returned here, being unable to stand
the cold weather.
LoNDON, April 12.—A special dispaich
from Trikhala says that the Turkish gar-
rison of Baltino numbered 300 men, which
was besieged by the Greek insurgents, has’
cut its way through the Greeks with a loss
of thirty men killed. It is added that the
fighting was stubborn. It was only at the
fourth attempt that the Turks were able to
issue from their barracks.
The insurgents, the special dispatch
further states, continued their march into
Macedonia and have captured the town of
Krania. Further, they pursued the Turks
close to Cipria, whichis only two hours
distant from Grevena.
Throughout the operations which have
hitherto been so successful for the insur-
gents, the latter lost only three chiefs kill-
ed and four men wounded, according to
the special dispatch.
It is reported that Turkish frontier de-
tachments yesterday fired on and killed a
Greek private and a peasant who were
carrying dispatches, to Calcacolivri.
RoME, April 12.-—It is semi-offically an-
nounced that Greece and Turkey have
each addressed to the powers statements of
a pacific character in regard to the encoun-
ters on the Macedonian frontier which are
described as ‘‘mere frontier incidents.’’
Germany, Russia and Austria, it is an-
nounced, have approved of the arrange-
ments of the admirals in the command of
the foreign fleets in Cretan waters for the
blockade of the Piraeus.
LARISSA, April 12.—4 p. m.—The invad-
ers continue to blockade Baltino. It is 1e-
ported that Turkish reinforcements are now
en route from Diskata. The remainder of
the insurgents have taken up a strong posi-
tion in the mountains. The latest de-
tails at hand are that the invaders dyna-
mited the Turkish posts opposite Phonika
and Berliangia. The troops here were kept
standing under arms until 3 o’clock yester-
day afternoon, as it was feared that the
raid would hasten hostilities. There has
been an outbreak of small pox among the
Turks, and many deaths are reported at
ErnAssaoNA, April 12.—The Turkish
staff officer who was sent to Krania by Ed-
him Pash to ascertain definitely with res-
pect to the invasion reports that the pres-
ence of Greek regulars among the invaders
has been postively proven, and that there
is also good reason to believe that the Greek
officer of the regular army was in com-
mand. It is reported that the Greeks had
fifty-two killed and the Turks two, with
twelve wounded. The latter belonged to
the patrol posted on that edge of the forest,
where the Greeks were in hiding.. They
were picked off by sharpshooters.
Reduced Rates to New York via Penn-
sylvania Railroad, Account Dedi-
cation of Grant Monument.
For the dedication of the Grant monu-
mental tomb, April 27th, the Pennsylva-
nia railroad company will sell excursion
tickets to New York, to the general public
from all points on its line, exclusive of
Pittsburg and Erie proper, on April 26th,
and from Altoona and Williamsport and in-
termediate points, and stations on other di-
visions within one hundred and fifty miles
of New York, on April 27th, and for trains
reaching New York before noon on April
27th, at rate of single fare for the round
trip (no less rate than $1.00), good to re-
turn until April 29th, inclusive. Tickets
for military and other organizations in uni-
form, numbering twenty-five or more, trav-
eling in a body on one ticket, will be sold
on same dates, from points not less than
twenty-five miles from New York, at a fur-
ther reduction. For specific rates apply to
The parade on this occasion will be the
grandest military demonstration since the
war. Thousands of veterans, United States
regulars, and state militiamen will be in
——Charles Shroder, the ‘‘healer,”’ « la
Schlatter, is attracting crowds of invalids
in Williamsport. He is 56 years old and
claims Millerstown, Pa., as his home.
——The Lock Haven Normal school base
ball team will play at State College to-
morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. It will be
the opening of the season at State and the
first game they will play before starting on
their spring trip.
COMMUNION IN THE REFORMED CHURCH
—The Holy communion will be ddmin-
istered in St. John’s Reformed church,
Bellefonte, on Easter morning, at the usual
hour for divine services. Preparatory ser-
vices will be held on Saturday afternoon,
at 2:30. Services on Good Friday at 10:30
MARRIAGE LICENSES.—Following is the
list of marriage licenses granted by or-
phan’s court clerk, G. W. Rumberger, dur-
ing the past week.
Samuel J. Wagner, of Tusseyville, and
Cora E. Durst, of Linden Hall.
Wm. T. McGinty, of Philipsburg, and
Irene Williams, of Tyrone, Blair Co., Pa.
John M. Musser, of Woodward, and Ida
R. Geistwite, of Feidler.
George C. King and Anna A. Krape,
both of Boggs Twp. .
Hudson B. Wright, of Potter Twp., and
Sarah C. Ebert, of Spring Mills.
Andrew C. Sheesly, of Penn Hall, and
Mary C. Smith, of Sober.
Wm. H. Richardson, of Gateshurg, and
Anna M. Brooks, of Mooresville, Hunt-
ingdon Co., Pa. .
Thomas G. Morgan and Mary Ann Smith, .
both of Chester Hill, Clearfield Co., Pa.
Thomas Hancock, of Philipsburg, and
Lizzie Haddock, of Snow Shoe.
William W. McGee, of Clearfield Co.,
down within the limits of decency.’
and Bertha E. Long, of Howard.
THE PRELIMINARY CofTEST FOR JUN-
10R ORATORS AT THE HIGH ScHoOL.—The
aspirants for oratorical honors at the Belle-
fonte High school had their preliminary con-
test last Friday afternoon .and some very
good work was done. The juniors will con-
test for the Reynolds prize during the High
school commencement exercises that will
be held at Garman’s opera house, at the
close of the spring term.
The preliminary contest was held for the
purpose of selecting the ten students from
the class who excelled in oratory and they
will contest for the Reynolds’ prizes of $10
in gold to the first best and $5 in gold to
the second. Those who were selected are :
H. A. Blair, Earl Aiken, Lizzie Faxon,
Henrietta Wright, Robert Lyon, William
Dorworth, Ida Fauble, Daisy Keichline,
May Runkle and Samuel McClure.
BRYAN’S LETTER T0 A CENTRE COUNTY
SILVER CLUB.—The village of Rebersburg,
this county, does not make much parade
of what it does politically, but there are
plenty of the true-blue Democrats down
there, and at every general election they
turn out in fighting form to stand by the
principles of our loved Demcecracy.
Last fall they organized a free silver club
for the purpose of better informing them-
selves on the great question at issue and
nothing disheartened by the outcome of
that great battle for the money of the con-
stitution, they have kept their organiza-
tion alive for future conflict with the gold
octopus of Wall street.
Recently the Rebersburg club addressed
a letter to Mr. William Jennings Bryan
and the following reply was received. It
bears Mrs. Bryan’s signature because the
club had specially requested it, since her
parents were natives of this part of Penn-
Lincoln, Neb. March 30th, 1897.
MR. H. ELMER BIERLY,
Dear Sir :—Please give my compliments to
the members of your silver club and say that
I am gratified to know that they are continu-
ing the fight.
Right always triumphs at last and if we are
right, as I believe we are, our ultimate suc-
cess is certain. Yours truly,
W. J. BRYAN,
MARY B. BRYAN.
FosTeErR Prepicts Hor AND CoLp
WEATHER BorH.—My last bulletin gave
forecasts of the storm wave to cross the conti-
nent from April 5th to 9th and from 11th to
15th. The next disturbance will reach the
Pacific coast about 16th, cross the west of
Rockies country by close of 16th great cen-
tral valleys 17th, eastern States 19th. A
cool : wave will cross the west of Rockies
country about the 19th, great central val-
leys 21st, eastern States 23rd.
Meterologists usually divide the United
States into two weather circuits, one called
the northern and the other called the
southern circulation. These are parts of
circles extending across the continent, each
of them about 600 miles wide. The cen-
tral portion of the northern circuit runs
near Olympia, Helena, Bismark, Colum-
bus, Pittsburg, Albany and Eastport. The
southern circuit takes in Reno, Sante Fe,
Memphis, Chattanooga and Washington.
In the northern circuit the temperature
of the week ending April 10th will average
below the rain above the Pacific slope ;
above and below from Helena to the Mis- |
sissippi river; below and rainfall above
from Chicago to Pittsburg ; above and,rain-
fall below from Albany to Eastport. Tem-
perature in the southern circuit will aver-
age above and rain about normal Santa Fe
to Memphis ; temperature below and rain
above from Chattanooga to Washington.
PINE GROVE ACADEMY REUNION.—
Pursuant to a call the executive commit-
tee on reunion of the ex-students of the
Pine Grove Mills Academy and seminary,
met in the parlors of the Ward house, Ty-
rone, on the evening of the 8th inst., and
organized by electing Cap’t. W. H. Fry,
chairman, and J. K. Bottorf, secretary. It
was, on motion, resolved that the reunion
be held in the Academy grove, at Pine
Grove Mills, on Tuesday, June 22nd next,
and in the event of that day being inclem-
ment the meeting to be continued the fol-
lowing day. |
The executive committee consists of ex-
Governor James A. Beaver, Bellefonte ;
Cap’t. W. H. Fry, Pine Grove Mills ; Prof.
George W. Weaver, Clearfield ; A. J. Mat-
tern, Tyrone ; Hon. David L. Krebs, Clear-
field ; Rev. William Gammill, Allenwood,
Pa.; D. F. Fortney Esq., Bellefonte ; Miss
Kate L. Moser, Altoona ; Miss Annie
Haugh, Warriors-mark ; Miss Sue Dann-
ley, A. G. Archey, Pine Grove Mills ; John
H. Miller, John K. Bottorf, Tyrone. Sub-
committees were appointed as follows :
Transportation, ex-Governor James A.
Beaver, chairman ; invitation, John H.
Miller, chairman ; finances, Cap’t. W. H.
Fry, chairman. :
reception will be selected by the citizens of
Pine Grove Mills. As the Bellefonte Cen-
tral rail-road now extends to Pine Grove
Mills, access is convenient. There will he
excursion trains for the occasion. It is the
desire of the executive committee that all
the ex-students co-operate with them in an
effort to make the affair an enjoyable suc-
cess. Let there he a full turn out. By
order of the committee.
W. H. Fry, Chairman,
J. K. BorTorr, Sec’y.
Miss Roxanna Brisbin is pleased with hav-
ing a class in instrumental music at State
The Lutheran Sunday schoo! will.have an
Easter service at 2 p. m., and the Reform S.
S. at 7:30 p. m.
Miss Romie Van Pelt_returyed to Wilson
college, Chambersburg, Wednesday, after
spending her Easter vacation at home.
Mrs. B. D. Brisbin has gone to Harrisburg
ahd Atlantic City. She intends spending
Easter at Atlantic, after which she will visit
friends in Harrisburg.
Mrs. Walters, of Beavertown, mother of
Mrs.’ Rearick, is paying the latter a
short visit prior to going to New Jersey
where she will remain for some time.
Miss Lodie Musser, of Millheim, is trim-
ming for the new milliners, Mrs. Osman and
Miss Dinges. Miss Lodie learned the art of
trimming at Drexel Institute, Philadelphia.
W. A. Laudoe, has almost recovered from a
severe illness with pleurisy. His life was
despaired of fora few days, but with the skill-
ful treatment of Dr. Alexander he has im-
Potatoes are a drug and hard to sell at
twelve cents a bushel. - The only firm buy-
ing the tubers is the Central produce com-
pany. More than likely the acreage will be
largely reduced the coming season. y
The earth gave way in Michael's yard, on
the McNitt farm, west of town, on Wednes-
day. The fall is about ten feet deep and
quite large on the surface. From all ap-
pearances the bottom is falling slowly all the
The many young friends of Miss Bessie
Wallington, of PhHadelphia, who spends her
summer vacations at Edge Wood Place, will
be pleased to know that she has recovered
from a recent illness and is behind the coun-
ters of Mark’s Bros. store.
W. H. Runkle, proprietor of our hotel, is
doing a brisk business. Traveling men de-
clare his table is the best on the route for
many miles around. Mr. Runkle makes a
good all a’round landlord, and it looks as
though he was the man for the place.
Rev. S. M. Derstine, of the Methodist
church will take charge of his first pastorate
at Waterford, Juniata county, next week.
Rev. Derstine who isa son of M. Derstine, de-
ceased, late of this place isa graduate of a
Maryland seminary and bids fair to climb to
the upper rounds of the ladder of fame in his
chosen calling. Mrs. Derstine, and little
daughter, Margurite, have been staying with
grandmother Derstine for the past two weeks
E. G. Van Pelt, of Ithica, N. Y., spent a
short time in this place with his friends.
Mr. Van Pelt came to this town during the
early part of the seventies, and with his
brother H. D., deceased, bought and operat-
ed the Centre Hall foundry and machine
shops for many years in a most successful
manner. Heand his wife are living a life of
leisure in an elegant home in the city men-
tioned, and their son Harvey is taking a
course at Cornell college.
Mrs. John Puff died, Friday afternoon,
after a lingering illness with consumption.
She was aged about thirty years and her
maiden name was Geistwite. Deceased leaves
a husband and one child, aged three years.
Funeral took place Monday, 10 a. m., pastor
of the Methodist church, Rev. Faus, officiat-
ing. The family of the deceased has been
sadly afflicted for a year or more with sick-
sickness. Just a short time ago the youngest
child died, now the mother, and the remain-
ing child is in such health that its life is only
a matter of chance. It also has consumption.
The bereaved husband has the sympathy
Samuel Michael, of Garfield, Kansas, re-
turned to his home last week. He was East
toattend the funeral of his father, Wm. A.
Michael. Mr. Michael went West some nine-
teen years ago, but did not strike a choice lo-
cality, so far as his occupation is concerned,
which is farming. He relates that in his im-
mediate section the crops have failed suc-
cessively for five years, and that the only re-
source his class of people have is what cattle
can be raised on the native grass, corn fod-
der, kaflir, etc. Broom corn is raised exten-
sively by him, and he has on hand at pres-
ent five or eight tons of the same. Mr. Mich-
ael says there is not a farmer in his neighbor-
hood who would not be very willing to sell
his home and go clsewhere, but an oppor-
tunity is never afforded. At the same time
many eastern farmers are lured with almost
increditable representations by land specula-
torsto buy and and when they have lived
tnere one or two years in m + instances the
dupes are penniless, homeles., .ud in dire dis-
tress. A number of cased were cited by Mr.
Michael that excited pity, and demonstrated
that the average tiller of the soil in Centre
county is in a happy state.
Pine Grove Mention.
House cleaning and soap making are in
Miss Lizzie Fry, of Bellefonte, is at home
for a few days visiting her family and
George E. Weaver has shelved the yard
stick for the better job of paper hanging up
in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
We are glad to note the recovery of Sam’l
Harpster from an attack of pneumonia. His
wife is very low with heart trouble.
A new porch has been built at the Luther-
an parsonage, which extends the entire width
of the building and adds much to the appear-
ance of the home.
Chas. H. Smith, who for years worked at
black-smithing up in Altoona, moved back
to our town, last week, and will occupy part
of his mother’s home on Water street.
Miss Amanda Mothersbaugh is up from
Sunbury enjoying her vacation with rela-
tives in this county. She was fitted for her
office of superintendentat the Jefferson hos-
pital, in Philadelphia,- and is thoroughly
capable of filling the position well.
Higheockalorum Decker, of the St. Elmo, is
making anxious inquiry about a prominent
New York insurance agent, who had board-
ed some days at the Inn and then quietly left
with the excuse that he was going down to
the station for a supply of policies. If he
comes again he will be made pay in advance.
Ex-postmaster Heberling is handing out
the mail this week while P. M. Miller is at-
tending Presbytery, at Mifflin, as a represen-
tative of the fold here. Mr. H. is most oblig-
ing and courteous since he is a candidate for
the office and the indications are that it will
be nip and tuck between the five candidates,
as to who will serve the dear people as post-
As was expected our wily widower friend,
John J. Osman, stepped off on the evening of
the 6th, and, took unto himself one of Houser-