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Bellefonte, Pa., May 14, 1897.
A ES Ti,
—1It is very hard to keep currant bushes
thrifty and productive when any where from
six to ten or a dozen sprouts are allowed
to grow in each hill. These conditions are
just right for the currant worm to doa
good deal of injury before he can be found
and killed with hellebore.
out all but three or four shoots.
—The horn fly, unknown to cattle breed-
ers until within a few years, is now widely
spread, and its attacks need to be counter-
acted in every locality. The best preven-
tive is to apply grease pretty thoroughly
around the head and horns where the bulk
of them will’ congregate, and” then sponge
the animal - along its back, sides and legs
with kerosene. emulsion. Enough of the
grease will remain after the water has
dried away to repel the fly. It breeds in
the fresh excrement of cattle, and if this
is broken to pieces so that it quickly dries
many of the eggs will fail to hatch, or at
least will not reach maturity as a fly.
—Walnut trees require about 20 years
before they can be considered ready for use
in market. The practice of those who
‘have gone into the business of growing
walnut trees is to plant the trees about 30
feet apart, gradually cutting out alternate
trees as they reach the proper stage of
growth. They are of slow growth, and
time is required before returns can be se-
cured, but after a walnut grove begins to
pay it gives a large profit on the invest-
ment. Land that is idle can be planted to
walnut trees to advantage, and the nuts
will be a partial source of revenue in a few
rears. A little cultivation and care at the
start is all that is required.
—An emulsion which has been over-
looked compared with its advantages is
that made of soap, kerosene and crude
carbolic acid. The crude acid is very
cheap compared with the refined article,
and those who have tried it report that the
kerosene emulsion is greatly improved by
the addition of the crude acid. Kerosene
will not mix with water, nor will the crude
acid, but they form an emulsion with soap.
Shave one pound of hard soap and boil and
dissolve in a gallon of water. While boil-
ing remove it from the fire and add one
gallon of kerosene and one pint of crude
carbolic acid. Agitate briskly for ten min-
utes with a sprayer and a creamy substance
will result. Now add 16 gallons of cold
water, agitating briskly, and. the mixture
will be ready for use. It costs but little,
is not injurious to plants, and destroys all
kinds of parasites, lice and many insects.
—No domestic animal is so badly
misused as the cow. As a rule, stables are
low, damp and dark, and if not so, they
are so open and cold as to require a pick
and crow-bar to clean out the frozen
manure. They are so close and. ill-ven-
tilated that the air is heavy with the foul
odors and the breath of the cows. In these
they are confined from sixteen to twenty
hours, and then turned out to shiver in the
snow for exercise and to make them hardy.
When in the stable more than nine-tenths
are continuously kept with their necks in
the old-fashioned stanchions. They are
watered but once a day, and then out of
doors, and compelled to drink ice water at
that. Their food is corn stalks, timothy,
hay and straw for forage and. corn or corn
meal for grain ; and then the owner growls
because they do not give milk enough to
> ooaness knows there are enough poor
cows in the country—those which with the
best of care and keep would not pay to
own ; but where there is one of this class,
four or five are now unprofitable to the
owner, which, if sensibly kept, fed and
watered, would pay a fair profit instead of
running the owner in debt. The average
stable is a disgrace to the owner. It is low
- and dingy, and the cows are crowded into
it like sardines.
—The subject of orticulture is receiv-
ing considerable attention at the farmers
institutes and the variety of questions
asked imply a growing interest in this im-
Grape growing in the eastern section,
although especially adapted for the pur-
pose, has not received the attention in the
past: that it ought to have, and we often
_have inquiries like the following : ‘What
are the best varieties of grapes for this sec-
tion ?”’ Our answer is : . Concord, Wor-
den, Delaware, Moores Early, Janesville,
Agawaih, Brighton, Magara. ‘‘When do
you trim your vines ?”’
In the fall after the leaves are off, and
before the ground freezes. 7
“Would you mulch grape vines ?’’
No, we want the soil to receive the di-
rect rays of the sun. We advocate inulch-
ing for all other fruits, but the only mulch-
ing we want for grapes is the ‘‘dust blanket’
formed by frequent shallow cultivation.
“In what direction do you train your
vines ?”’ !
North or east, in the opposite direction
from the prevailing winds during the grow-
“With what do you cover, and how
much ?”’ ’
Three or four inches of earth. Some use
straw, but it is objectionable we think for
several reasons ; the mice are apt to work
among it and it might thaw out too early
in the spring.
‘What time in the spring do you un-
cover the vines ?”’ :
We can’t set any date. The buds begin
to swell from the 1st to the middle of May,
but if left too late you are liable to break
the buds off in taking them up.
‘‘When do you put up the trellis ?”’
In the spring of the third year, train the
vine horizontally to the lowest wire, and
tie the new wood to the upper wires as it
‘‘Are there any grapes in the middle
states that do not require winter protec-
None that are worth growing.
‘‘How about the so-called wine grape ?’
“Is there a strawberry plant that does
pot put out any runners but has a bushy
top like a potato plant?’
Emphatically, no! If an agent tells
you he bas a strawberry plant that does
not run, you had better make him run as
fast as he can.
‘Is the Bismark apple a success ?’’
‘‘No, better leave that and all other
novelties for the experiment stations to
try, and if they don’t succeed, the aver-
age man has no business with it.
‘‘How about the Malinda apple ?’’
Very fine apple ; good keeper ; similar
to Tallman Sweet, but very difficult to
grow from root grafts ; does better top-
worked on some other hardy stock. I
have no doubt that there will be thousands
of trees sold for Malinda that are spurious.
Grown from root grafts itis a very crook-
ed, homely tree, and branches out close to
the ground. These are just a few of the
questions that are asked at every institute.
‘We always cut
Dr. Swallow’s Sermon ‘Nearness to God.”
Talks at Legislators.—He Believes in Mixing Re-
ligion With Politics.
Rev. Dr. S. C. Swallow, who has been
‘prominently before the people of this State
for some time past, preached a sermon at
the Twenty-ninth street Methodist church,
Philadelphia, on Sunday evening, May 2nd.
Dr. Swallow is editor of the Pennsylvania
Methodist, which paper for some months
has been charging the state administration
with corrupt practices in manipulating
the public funds for private ends through
the public building board at Harrishurg.
Out of these publications grew several libel
‘suits, one of which the doctor lost. Not-
withstanding this reverse the Doctor claims
to have evidence of the truth of his state
ments, and continues furnishing it in his
The speaker's text for his sermon was
found in Acts XVII, 27, the theme was
‘Nearness to God.’” He showed this to
result from God’s chosen nearness to his
intelligent creatures. The thought was
enforced and illustrated from lessons found
in Nature, in Providence and in the King-
dom of Grace. Under the second thought
he dwelt on man’s disposition to forget God
in prosperity and fly to him in adversity.
Referring to the nation he said: “In
the year of our inflated prosperity, succeed-
ing the war, a prosperity more apparent
than real, because of the destructive forces
which had heen in operation for five years
of war and during fifty years of slavery,
we assumed that we were rich and inde-
pendent ‘‘having of nothing,’”’ when, in
fact, we were like the Laodicean Church,
‘“‘and knew not that we were wretched,
and miserable, and poor, and blind, and
naked.”” It has taken us thirty years to
find out our true status as a nation before
While there are glorious exceptions to
the rule, the average politician has not
found it out yet. He goes right on mis-
appropriating the people’s money and abus-
ing their confidence as though he had suc-
ceeded by shutting the all-and-every-where-
seeing eye of the Almighty, by use of the
same duplicity employed in shutting the
eye of the average taxpayer.
Much of the poverty of these last years ;
poverty in labor, in money, in the neces-
saries of life, in moral development, in
true manhood, in high character, in con-
secrative effort and magnificent achieve-
ment ; we say much of this poverty is the
result of a low. estimate of the potential
force of faith, as a prime factor in the
maintenance of individual and national
Prior to hard times, thousands of persons
have paid a dollar a piece for the privilege
-of hearing the most accomplished bhlas-
phemer of the centuries ridicule, faith
and mouth the name of the world’s Re-
deemer in derisive rhetoric. Suddenly
there came upon us as a nation great fear.
Banks failed, business became stagnant,
manufactures stood aghast, and few knew
the cause. Some said it was owing to the
fears of laws likely to be enacted by an in-
coming administration ; . others, to laws |
which had been enacted by an outgoing
But all soon came to realize that it was
the result of a lack of confidence, and con-
fidence is only another name for faith.
Four hundred millions were drawn out of
the banks in twenty days, and went into
hiding, individuals, corporations, banks,
business, manufactures commerce, had no
faith in each other, and to all human ap-
pearance, little faith in God.
When Garfield stood uncovered amid the
swaying, seething crowd of Wall street,
who were gnashing their teeth over the
assassination of the martyred Lincoln, and
with uplifted hand awed the wild people
inte silence by that single sentence, ‘‘God
is not dead ; God still lives.” He uttered
a truth that had been ringing down the
corridors of the ages; a revelation of the
living God ; back to which we must come,
no matter how far we have strayed. or
failing to return must miserably perish.
Faith in husbaif, in wife, in childhood,
in paternal wisdom, in social purity, in
private and public virtue, as the chief
corner-stone of national greatness. Faith
in home, in the marts of trade, amid the
whirl of wheels, and caprices of commer- |
cial ventures ; yes, faith everywhere, re- |
sultant from faith in the everywhere God,
must now as ever be the substance, the
very ‘‘substance of things hoped for.”
‘““Without faith it is impossible to please
God,’ and just as impossible to push to
completion varied enterprises of men.
Our faith in God sets the gauge for our
fellows, and he who strives to weaken
either the former or to destroy the latter,
except for the purpose of overthrowing
vicious leadership, personating virtue, isa
A consciousness of a nearness to. God
prompts us to love what He loved, and
hate what He hated, for none can love good
and not hate evil. Hate is the shadow
cast by love. To be a good hater—not of
men but of their sins—is as Godlike as to
be a good lover. He who interprets, ‘‘to
the pure all things are pure,’’ so as to call
black white, and evil good, and vice vir- |
tue, whether seen in a tramp, an alderman,
a legislator, a governor, a president, or a
king, has reached. that .point in moral
legerdemain where, being himself froward,
‘God deals with him frowardly.”” In his
endeavors to be an extreme optimist, he
has reached a condition of character only
less to be pitied than that of the extreme
Nearness to God, therefore, will charac-
terize the individual on Monday as well as
on Sunday ; as a tradesman .as well as a
Sunday school teacher ; as a voter as truly
as an elder or an exhorter, or a church
trustee. It will be enmity between him
and that which ‘‘biteth like a serpent and
stingeth like an adder,’'like unto that en-
-mity found in Him whose heel the pro-
phetic promise said.should bruise the ser-
He will consecrate his best powers to
throttle lawlessness among lawmakers as
well as in the slums. To compel the high-
toned thief to disgorge his booty stolen
under forms of law, rather than to punish
him who, to save his wife and children
from starvation, purloined a loaf of bread.
To drive to an honest toil the two hundred
and fifty thousand tempting liquor deal-
ers, rather than to drive into insane hos-
pitals, alm-houses, penitentaries and tramp-
dom their five millions tempted victims.
To show more zeal in’ protecting the boys
and girls of America from the saloon, the
brothel, the gambling den and their ally,
the legislative bagnio, than in protecting
pig-iron and wool for the profit of the
Nearness to God will put backbone
where before was only backsliding. Will
cause men to ask. ‘‘Not what will people
say ?”’ but ‘What will God think of me?’
And will, if adhered to by’the masses of
our people, bring us back to the high moral
character bequeathed by our self-sacrificing
sires, and most miserably wasted by their
profligate sons. .
It has come to be understood that poli-
tics in this country is no longer the ‘science
of government,’’ but finds its most expres-
sive formula in ‘‘get there Eli!” and no
matter how you get there. By fraud,
gambling, working the growler, duplicity,
bribery, crimes against the ballots, pray-
ing good Lord to-day and good devil to-
morrow ; working the Sunday school
teacher-and the saloon keeper, the brewer
and the bishop, the elder, the deacon, class
leader, and the brothel keeper and boodle
grabber, all in the same political team.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Anyway; only get
Striking down with the bludgeon of
packed juries, private citizens who dare
complain of the robberies under forms of
law being committed by public officials.
Yes! Yes! for the party power must have
the right of eminent domain, though its
juggernaut cart runs its crushing wheels
over the dismantled homes, the dismem-
bered bodies, the bleeding hearts and
broken hopes of the taxpayers who make
Shall we accept without a protest the
dictum of our own State boss that moral
questions have no standing in political
issues? Or, of him of Iowa, menaced by
the golden rule and ten commandments,
and therefore Sunday school politics must
be relegated to the rear? Or, of him of
New York that ‘‘politics and religion shall
not sail in the same craft, so long as he
treads the deck and commands the crew.”
Or, of him of Kansas, that religious men
shall attend to their religion, since politi-
cians are competent to steer the ship of
state? For one, I answer no! An ever-
lasting no ! And eternal shame to the sons
of Belial who dare affirm the monstrous
Seven hundred years before the Man of
Calvary began his career, inspiration
winged to earth the glorious heraldry that
“the government shall be upon His
shoulders.” And until it is placed there
let faint hearts to the rear. Let men of
faith, of hope, of courage, of eternal loyalty
to God, to the front and with vigor dow
and sword of the spirit flashing in the
white light of the sun of righteousness rid-
ing cloudless in his meridian splendor let
the tramp ! tramp ! tramp ! of his invinei-
ble squadrons be heard til he sits upon the
throne clothed in the garments from Bozra,
the emblems of this regal glory.
Low Rates to Washington, D. C.
Special Ten-Day Excursion via Pennsylvenia Rail-
The list of the Pennsylvania company’s
Spring excursions to Washington will leave
Pittsburg May 20th, 1897.
Round-trip good within ten days, and
permitting of a stop-over in Baltimore in
either direction within limit, will be sold
at rates quoted helow, good for use going
on special train, or on Train No. 4, leaving
Pittsburg at 8.10 p. m., returning on any
regular train except the Pennsylvania lim-
ited. Special train of parlor cars and day
coaches will be run on the following sched-
ule :(— .
Train leaves. Rate.
ANOONg.... 5 ssn nnn 11.40 A. M. 87 35
Bellwood.. £€ 735
Tyrone..... ... 72
Washington............/ re 7. epsen
Passengers from branch points desiring to
take the special train. will use the follow-
ing trains :—
Southwest Branch, Train No. 101, to
Greensburg ; Indiana Branch, Indiana Ac-
commodation No. 84, to Blairsville Inter-
section ; Western Division, Train No. 2, to
Blairsville Intersection ; Martinsburg and
Hollidaysburg, Accommodation Train No.
412, to Altoona ; from Bedford, Train No.
4, to Huntingdon.
Pullman sleeping cars will be run
through on night train leaving Pittsburg
at 8.10 P.M.
Should the number of passengers not be
sufficient to warrant the running of a spe-
cial train, the company reserves the right
to carry participants in this excursion on
For.full information apply to Agents or
Thomas E. Watt, Passenger Agent Wes-
tern District, Fifth Avenue and Smith-
fleld Street, Pittsburg.
About the Mosquito.
A Few Truths About Our Summer Visitor From New
There are four truths respecting the mos-
quito which modern science has estab-
lished : .
First——A mosquito cannot live in air free
from malarial poison. Untainted air has
the same effect on him as a healthy com-
munity on a doctor. It deprives him of
patients, and he must go to less favored
localities to practice his profession.
. Second—The lymph, which flows through
an automatic valve when it inserts its pro-
boscis, contains a modified germ of the ma-
larial fever, and, according to the well-
settled law of inoculation, the instruction
of the weak germ renders harmless a sub-
sequent attack by the strong germ.
Third—The mosquito never swallows hu-
man blood. It cannot. The! ~ that its
body becomes discolored and swells, while
probing, is caused hy the discoloration of
the lvmph in contact with the blood and
the muscular effort of inserting the probe.
Fourth—A mosquito will never insert its
lancet in a person not susceptible to an at-
tack of malaria. This also proves, not only
its unerring instinct, but that it never
wounds unnecessarily. Its thrusts are
those of a skilled and humane surgeon, and
even more unselfish, for hope of a fee never
quickens him, nor does the malediction of
his patient deter him in the fulfillment of
his duty. :
Remember, then, that the presence of a
mosquito is an infallible sign that malaria
is in the air, and that you are exposed to
it, and when you hear that well-known
but solemn note of warning, do not treat
him as a foe but as a friend.
——A new game bill which has passed
the-lower house of the Pennsylvania legis-
lature limits the amount of game to be
killed by one person in one day to 10 wood-
cocks, 10 pheasants, 15 quail and 2 wild
turkeys. But two deer may be killed in
a season by one person. The opening sea-
son for woedeock is in July, and also Oc-
tober 15 to December 15; rabbits, same ;
pheasants, October 15; squirrels, same.
No game can be killed for shipment outside
the State.. No insectivorous birds can be
killed for millinery purposes, but only for
scientific purposes. ’
recently sued a delinquent subscriber and
recovered judgment for seven years’ sub-
scription with costs amounting to $24. The
paper had been ordered .stopped and had
been returned from the postoffice as refus-
ed, but the subscriber had not paid up
arrearages and his name was continued on
the books and the paper mailed to his ad-
dress. The decision of the court was that
a subscriber could be held for subscription
until all arrearages had been paid.
_ Considered Them Unwise.
The Governor Vetoes Bills Relating to Election and
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 8th.—The Gov-
ernor has vetoed two house bills, one pro-
viding for suitable places for holding elec-
tions and the other authorizing and empow-
ering courts of common pleas to direct and
decree the sale of real estate of insolvent |
debtors by their assignees for the payment
of debt and the discharge of such sales of
the right of dower by which such real estate
is, or may be, charged or encumbered.
With respect to the first bill, the Governor
says it is general in its terms, and applies
to every county in the commonwealth. It
gives to the county commissioners the right
of eminent domain, and enipowers ¥hem,
in cases where they are unable to secure
suitable rooms or ground to enter upon and
occupy sufficient ground for such purposes
upon giving bond. Provision is made for
the appointment of viewers. The Govern-
or says that no right of appeal is giver from
the report of the viewers nor from the judg-
ment of the court. He is of the opinion
that this legislation would be unwise, par-
ticularly as it affects the large cities and
towns of the State, and would open the
door to unnecessary expenditures.
As to the other bill, the executive says
it is clearly not competent for the law mak-
ing power to thus deprive the owners of
encumbrances of their securities upon prop-
erty without notice. He deems the legis-
lation unwise and unjust to wives.
Liquor in the State House.
Members of Grace Church May Oust the Legisla-
HARRISBURG, May 8.—It is stated that
there is dissatisfaction among -members of
Grace church, where the Legislature is now
meeting, and statements have been made
that there is a likelihood of the edifice be-
ing taken from the State. The alleged
grounds on which the move is contemplated
are that liquor is taken into the building
and freely drank in the committee rooms.
This has reached the ears of some of the
worshipers at Grace church and a number
are said to be highly incensed.
A committee of the trusteesof the church,
it is reported, will be appointed to wait on
the speaker of the house and the president
pro tem of the senate and ask them to pre-
vent liquor from coming into the building.
If they do not prevent it, then the commit-
tee will ask them to move.
Monday evening a meeting of the hoard to
build a new capitol will be held, when the
preliminary arrangements will be com-
pleted and made public. The board is de-
sirous to begin work as soon as possible,
but the circumstances, they say are such
that speed is impossible. Just as soon,
however, as the architect is selected there
will be a lively pushing of the work.
Dress Uniforms of the N. G. P.
Governor Hastings Favors Them and Will Try to
HARRISBURG, May 8. — A dress uniform
is favored by Governor Hastings for the
members of the National Guard. He was
instrumental in having passed a bill ap-
propriating $75,000 for a dress uniform
during the Beaver administration, but the
failure of the revenue bill at the same ses-
sion spoiled the plans fora dress uniform.
The comparison with the well-dressed
troops of other states on big parades is
causing discontent among Pennsylvania
militiamen, as they use their service uni-
forms on all occasions. >
Bushnell Will Oppose Hanna.
WASHINGTON, May 8.—Governor Bush-
nell, of Ohio, has announced himself as a
candidate to succeed Mark Hanna. This
stand has awakened Senator Hanna to the
gravity of the situation and he is writing
to each of the Republican party leaders in
will be declared by the administration
against Senator Foraker. The latter’s
friends are stirring also.
——We belieue if the unemployed of
this town, who are heads of families, would
express such a desire, they could secure
the use of probably an acre of vacant
ground each, on which they could raise
enough garden produce, such as potatoes,
beans, peas, corn, beets, onions, etc., to
keep them over next winter. This is a
plan now in operation in various cities and
towns in the United States, and besides be-
ing successful is highly commended. It
furnishes honest employment for idle hours
besides giving the workers something to
ITCHINESS OF THE SKIN AND ECZEMA—
The only remedy in the world that will at
once stop itchiness of the skin on any part
of the body that is- absolutely safe and
never failing is Doan’s Ointment. Free
Samples at IF. Potts Green's.
Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria.
Fac-simile signature of Chas. H. Fletcher is on
the wrapper of every bottle of Castoria.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
Wheh she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria.
TESTED GARDEN AND FLOWER SEEDS
AT HALF PRICE. -
We offer great bargains in papered Garden and
Flower Seeds, as well as bulk seeds of - the Best
Orders by Mail given Special Attention.
An inquiry on a postal card will receive prompt
FIELD SEEDS.—Choice Clover Seed and Timo-
thy Seed, including ‘Barley, Seed Oats, Spring
Rye and Spring Wheat, Seed Potatoes.
Garden Tools and Spray Pumps.
Corn Planters, Champion and Pennsylvania
Chilled Plows, Cultivators, Spring Tooth Har-
rows at a Way Down Prices.
In short. We have everything for the Farm and
Garden. Don't fail to visit us and examine our
Stock before purchasing. Everybody is welcome.
McCALMONT & CO., Bellefonte, Pa.
SHORTLIDGE & CO., State College, Pa.
His letter intimates that open war |.
GENERAL DERANGEMENT AND NERVOUSNESS PRE-
LUDED BY STOMACH TROUBLE.
Blood Disorder and Nervousness of Years Standing.
From the Commercial, Mattoon, Iu.
Mrs. Christiana Foster is a matron of
Mattoon, who has recently been restored to
the ranks of health after many years of suf-
fering. She gave her statement toa re-
porter in such concise shape that we
print it :
“My name is Christiana Foster, I am
fifty years of age and a housekeeper. I
have lived in Illinois ever since I was
twelve years old. ‘During the latter years
of my life I have been much afilicted with
stomach trouble, blood disorders and ner-
vousness, and these were greatly aggravat-
ed about two years ago, when I became
subject to most disagreeable hot flashes,
(or perhaps I should say ‘flushes).’
“I seemed to be losing ground all the
time. I could not sleep but for a short
time, not being able to obtain any appro-
priate rest, and I may say I was truly
‘‘About one year ago, after reading an
advertisement of Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills
for Pale People, I determined to get some
of them, and did so, beginning to take
hem strictly according “to directions. I
had not taken half a box before I experi-
enced relief, and before I had taken four
boxes, I was, I may say, well. Of course
Iam growing old, but that did not ac-
count for the bad condition I was in, my
blood did not circulate, and if I picked my
finger while sewing, no blood followed the
the puncture. All this is different now,
thanks to Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills.
(Signed) MRS. CHRISTIANA FOSTER.
Witness : MRS. ED. HEARN. »
Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills are not looked
upon as a patent medicine, but rather as a
prescription. An analysis of their proper-
ties shows that they contain, in condensed
form, all the elements necessary to give new
life and richness to the blood and restore
shattered nerves. They are an unfailing
specific for such diseases’ as locomotor
ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus’ dance,
sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous
headache, the after effects of la grippe, pal-
pitation of the heart, pale and sallow com-
plexions, and the tired feeling resulting
from nervous prostration, all diseases re-
sulting from vitiated humors in the blood,
such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, ete.
They are also a specific for troubles pecu-
liar to females, such as suppressions, irregu-
larities and all forms of weakness. They
build up the blood, and restore the glow of
health to pale and sallow cheeks. They
are for sale by all druggists, or may be had
by mail from Dr. Williams’ Medicine Co.,
Schenectady, N.Y. for 50c. per box, or six
boxes for $2.50.
Death From Lock-Jaw.
Mrs. Susan Deardorff, widow of Joseph
Deardorff, the late president of the Dills-
burg national bank, who died two months
ago, died at her home in Dillsburg last Fri-
day, aged about 55 years. Mrs. Deardorfl’s
death was very sudden and sad in the ex-
treme. Sometime during the week she ran
a splinter under the nail of one of her fin-
gers ; the splinter was removed but lock-
jaw set in, terminating in death.
——‘“John,’’ said a Sommerville mother
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