Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 11, 1897, Image 4

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. ing them the basis of their circulation,
- passed the Senate, on Wednesday.
Terms, $2.00 a Year, in Advance.
/ Bellefonte, Pa., June Ii, 1897.
A Monetary Commission.
A Republican exchapge remarks that
“business men will be disappointed if the
present session of Congress ends without
provision for the appointment of a mone-
tary commission.”
The usefulness of such a commission
will depend entirely upon what kind of a
one it will be. If it shall consist of repre-
sentatives of the banking interest, and its
membership shall be composed of gold-
bugs, its labors will be of no beneiit to the
The monetary convention held some
months ago at Indianapolis gave us a sam-
ple of what we could expect of a commis-
sion appointed, under Republican auspices,
to reform the currency. The reform it
would recommend would be sure to be on
the basis of gold monometallism.
The first thing it would commend would
be a further contraction of the currency by
the retirement of all the paper money that
the government has in circulation. The
greenbacks would have to be called in,
paid off and cancelled, and if there should
not be gold enough in the reserve for this
purpose a sufficiency would be procured by
a sale of bonds.
This would not only give a profitable
job to the Wall street bond dealers, but it
would enable the wealthy class to invest
their money in government securities, and |
furnish more bonds from which national
banks could derive a double profit by mak-
while at the same time they would be
drawing interest on them.
This has always been one of the ‘bene-
fits’? of the national banking system, which
the proposed currency reform would am-
plify by withdrawing the greenbacks and
giving the banks the exclusive control of
the paper circulation. .
It is not difficult to foresee what would
be the kind of currency reform the pro-
posed monetary commission would recom-
mend to Congress. We know that the
goldbugs would run it, and we know that
it would favor no other measures than such
as would contract the currency and con-
duce to the maintenance of the gold stand-
The only object and result of its labors
would be to confirm the power of the gold
trust that has cornered the currency of the
——The bill requiring the payment of
interest on state funds on deposit in banks
It re-
quires the payment of 2 per cent. on all
standing sums then the selection of five re-
liable banks, two in Philadelphia, two in
Allegheny county and one in Dauphin
cBunty, that are to carry the funds in daily |
use paying 1) per cent interest on their |
daily balances.
Points of Interest at the Pennsylvania
State College. ~
Next week the commencement exercises
well be held at The Pennsylvania State
College and doubtless many of our readers
will visit that intitution on one or more
days. We publish this list of points of in-
terest about the place in order that any of
you who go there may have an idea. of
what is to be seen and where it can be
The various departments and build-
ings will be open to inspection from 8:30 to
12:00 A. M. and 1:30 to 5:00 P. M. on Mon-
day and Tuesday and from 3:00 to 6:00 P.
M. on Wednesday, unless otherwise stated.
At these hours, some officer of the College
will be present to receive visitors and an-
swer inquiries.
First Floor.
Chemical laboratory for students.
Fertilizers and fats from bones.
Set of German potash salts.
- Collection of plant ingredients.
Second Floor.
Charts, models, specimens, etc.
Agricultural machinery.
Incubators, brooders, etc.
Grasses of Pennsylvania.
Part of Agricultural’ Exhibit of Penna.
at the World’s Columbian Exposition.
Buildings and Equipment.
Dairy and Registered Short-Horn Herds.
“ Appliances for the analysis of fertilizers,
foods, feeding stuffs, milk, butter, te.
Specimens from the phosphate deposits
in Juniata Co. °
Exhibit of pure spices.
CREAMERY. Near Station Building.
- Operating both as a separator and a gath-
ered-cream creamery. Weekly output
1,200 pounds of butter.
The separator will be run from 7:00 to
8:30 A. M. each day. .
Churning with combined churn and
worker at 9:00 A. M. daily.
Exhibit of Gonda cheese made by stu-
DAIRY HERD. Station Barn.
Grade and Registered Guernseys.
Record for 1896, 350 pounds of butter per
head. i
Mehring milking machine in operation
at 5:30 A. M. and 4:00 P. M. daily.
Herd of Registered Improved English
Berkshire swine.
Tests of varieties of wheat, oats and po-
tatoes, 11th year. .
Tests of clovers and other legumes,’
grasses and forage plants.
General fertilizer experiments 15th year.
Phosphoric acid experiments, 14th year.
Seeding to grass after oats.
Varieties of small fruit and vegetables.
T10N EXPERIMENTS. Station Barn.
The publications of the Experiment Sta-
tion consist of an Annual Report and at
least four‘Bulletins yearly. These pub-
lications contain the results of tke ex-
periments made at the Station fost the
benefit of the public and are mailed,
free of charge, to all citizens of the State
who desire to receive them. Copies of
recent publications can be had, at the
Station Building or at the Business Of-
fice in the Main College Building.
Collection of woods and botanical speci-
Recitation rocm and botanical laboratory.
Conservatory and propagating house.
Chemical lecture rooms and laboratories.
Assaying laboratory.
Museum of chemical industry.
Lecture Room.
X-ray apparatus.
‘Seeing’ through an opaque screen.
Laboratories. x 5
Some instruments of precision.
—“ Second Floor. Te
Room 126.
First Floor.
Relief map of the State.
Topographical and geographical models.
Crude oils and their refined products.
Working model of coal breaker.
Model of primitive iron furnace.
Clays, tile, bricks, ete.
Building stones, iron ores, paint ores, etc.
DESIGN, Rooms 274-284, 2nd Floor.
Partial display of students’ work. Open
Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 to
5:00 P. M.
MopEeLS. Rooms 437, 438, 440.
Second Floor.
BusiNEss OFFICE. No. 170, First Floor.
Civil Engineering instruments, Room 37.
Cement testing machine, Room 5.
Descriptive geometry models, Room 36.
5. 6, 7 and 12. .
150 H. P. Experimental Corliss Engine.
Testing lubricants.
Testing strength of materials.
Experimental gas engine.
Steam turbine.
Hydraulic Work.
Forging, Room B.,
Machine shop, Room C.
Foundry, Room D.
Wood working, Rooms E and F.
Wood turning, Room G.
“and I. : : 8
Rooms 30, 31, 32, 36, 38 and 39.
DER, ETC., Room 24.
Model of a plant for cleaning impure
lead, gold and silver ores. -
Working model of a coal breaker and
coal washer.
Full-sized three compartment jig and ele-
vator belts.
Coal mining car.
Machine for cutting rocks and grinding
and polishing rock sections for micro-
scopic examination.
For the accommodation of those who
wish to obtain a general view of the Cam-
pus and the Station and College Farms,
conveyances will leave the front of the
main building at intervals after 9:30 A. M.
on Tuesday and after 2 P. M. on both
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Those desirious of making more de-
tailed inspection of any portion of the work
of the College will be given every facility
for so doing upon making their wishes
known at the proper Department or at the
Business Office in the Main College Build-
ing, [No. 170,] where catalogues of the
College may also be had.
All connected with the College will
feel it a pleasure to be of service to visitors
in any way possible, either by answering
questions, pointing out the location of
buildings or departments or in such other
ways as may suggest themselves.
——Curwensville has voted to float bonds
to the amount of $15,000 to he expended
for street paving.
erie i rmeermemmmm————
——-A.'F. Sweely, of Salona, has been
selected as one of the farmers’ institute
managers for Clinton county.
nl eee
-——Hay is selling in Beech Creek at $8
a ton, while $12 and $14 are the prevailing
prices in Bellefonte. >
eet ol rasta.
——A slick forger has been working
Williamsport with checks for small
amounts. He looks like a working man
and appears with a check that would
amount to about two week’s wages. His
game is to make a small purchase and get
the balance in cash.
—The miners of West Virginia, Mary-
land and Pennsylvania, who mine tide-
water coal, are to meet at Altoona, on
June 17th, to discuss their conditions.
FATHER.— Wednesday's issue of the Lock,
Haven Democrat contained the following
account of a Centre county, woman's dis-
tressing plight.
“A family passed through this city, last
night, who excited the sympathy of all sho |
heard their tale. A woman, having in
charge six small children, the eldest of
which was not over 7 or 8 years, was on her
way from Sheffield, Pa., to her home at
Coburn, Centre county. The woman
dated that her husband left his family al-
most destitute, recently, and departed for
parts unknown. The kind people of Shef-
fifld raised enough money to pay the car
fares to Coburn, where the woman will en-
deavor to raise her children among her old
friends.” :
es eee A.
——Forest E. Ginter, a son of James
Ginter, of this place, was married to Miss
Mary A. Fisher, of Philadelphia, on June
2nd. Forest has a good position in a Bal-
timore wholesale drug house. J
of roses and weddings has not been smiling
approval on either this year so when Wed-
nesday dawned clear and cool there was
some rejoicing for the marriage of Miss Ida
E. Gerberich and Louis C. Wetzel was to
be solemnized at twelve o’clock.
The wedding took place at the home of
the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Ger-
berich, on north Thomas street, in the
presence of thirty guests. The house was
decorated with roses, peonies, and flowers,
that Mrs. Gerberich has so much success
with, ’til it was a’ perfect bower of bloom
and a beautiful background for the wed-
ding party, and as Miss Sallie Tyson, of
Philipsburg, played the wedding march the
bride and groom came down the stairs and
took their places in the reception room.
The bride wore a dainty, pretty gown of |.
white mouslin de soie embroidered in pink,
over pink silk and carried a boquet of
Brides’ roses. Rev. Frank Wetzel, the
groom’s brother, who is now stationed in
Somerset county, performed the ceremony
and after the congratulations a most ex-
cellent and bountiful wedding breakfast
was served by Achenbach.
The bride and groom are two of our well
| known. young people, clever and capable of
of contentment and prosperity. The bride is
an intelligent girl of rare good sense. Her
husband is a son of John Wetzel and that
means energetic, industrious and honora-
ble. He has built up a good bicycle and,
répair business and we wish for them only
happiness and success. They departed on
the 2:15 train for Philadelphia and Coates-
ville, where part of the honeymoon will be
spent. Upon their return they will make
their home, for the summer, with Mr. and
Mrs. Gerberich.
Late last Thursday evening detectives ar-
rested James Cornelly, of this place, on in-
formation made hy Col. W. Fred Reynolds
charging him with having set fire to the
armory of Co. B., cdrner of Lamb and
Spring streets. It was not an unexpected
act on the part of the police as Cornelly has
been cc .scious of being ‘shadowed’ by
detectives for months and is rather glad
that the climax has been reached and those
who have been continually accusing him of
being the cause of Bellefonte’s numerous
incendiary fires will now be forced to prove
their charges or stand convicted, them-
selves, of most uncharitable persecution.
Tis true that Jim Cornelly has com-
mitted a number of offenses, when under
the influence of liquor, and we condone
none of them, but we cannot but resent the
injustice that has been and is heing done
him by thoughtless people who are talking
and acting as if he were actually guilty of
the grave crime they are thus helping to
fasten about him. If he is guilty then the
WATCHMAN will be foremost to urge the
severest penalty, but let us stop and think
a moment before adjudging him so hastily.
He has not been proven guilty and until
that time, at least, he has the right to be
considered innocent.
Upto this time nothing more is known
to substantiate any charges against him
than has been produced by paid detectives,
who were brought-here to find some one
upon whom to place the charge of incen-
‘diarism, and Cornelly has been the unfor-
tunate. Because they have said that he is
the man, however, is by no means proof
that he is. The mistakes of this class of
private police have been matters of public
notice too often to permit of any belief of
infallibility in them. Cornelly has been
acoused of setting fire to the court house,
thaplectric light station and the armory
and his persecutors might just as well
scrape up all the conflagrations that have
occurred in town since he was born and
heap them ontd kris shoulders.
Think you because he is poor, without
influential friends and addicted to the ex-
cessive use of liquor that heis without
| heart or mind to’ keenly feel the awful
stigma you are so ready to blacken his
character with.
The WATCHMAN does not take up the
role as apologist for Cornelly, nor does it
deny the fact that he merits little sym-
pathy on the part of the people of this
community, but in‘all fairness and honesty
would it not be a more charitable course to
pass judgment less hastily and wait until
more substantial proof of his guilt is forth-
coming before he is condemned and pro-
claimed to the world as a fire-bug ?
If the crime with which Cornelly stands
charged were not almost the gravest one
known to criminal law his position would
Loveland, of mar, is the possessor of a
freak of nature ‘in the shape of a little
chicken that has four legs. Besides the two
members in their normal position, it has
two others proffuding from its sides. The
chicken is as nimble as>can be and Mrs.
Loveland will try hard to’ raise it just to
see what it will be like when full grown.
deavorers of Clinton county, last Friday and
Saturday, at Beech Creek, was interesting
and well attended. According to the -re=1
port of the status of the society in the
county there are 16 societies with a total
membership of 993, distributed as follows :
Evangelical, five societies, 322 members ;
Presbyterian, five societies, 251 members ;
Methodist, two societies, 200 members ;
Disciple, three societies, 195 members ;
Baptist, one society, 25 members.
——The joint picnic of the societies of
Epworth League and Christian Endeavor of
Buffalo-run valley that was held at Hun-
ter’s park, last Saturday, was a success even
though not as many people as were expect-
ed attended. The day was ideal and the
park was in beautiful condition so that
everything was conducive to a splendid
time. The entertainment features were
carried out according to program and the
committee, Messers A. Boyd Cowher, C.
R. Norris, G. C. Blair and P. B. Kephart
deserve credit for the interest they took in
the work and the enjoyment of the guests.
PARKS.—Already the following picnics
have been scheduled for the parks on the
line of the Bellefonte Central railroad :
June 17th, Reformed Sunday school of
Bellefonte at Pine Grove.
June 18th, reunion of ex-students of
Pine Grove Academy at Pine Grove.
Coleville consolidated bands at Pine Grove.
June 29th, St. John’s Episcopal Sunday
school of Bellefonte, at Hunter’s park.
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MARRIAGE LICENSES,—Following is the
list of marriage licenses granted by or-
phan’s court clerk, G. W. Rumberger, dur-
ing the past week. :
William H. Antis and Anna Bainey, both
of Philipsburg.
Chas. W. Corl, of Linden Hall, and Liz-
——The meeting of the Christian Ep
zie Meyers, of Boalsburg, Pa.
William G. Heaton and Miss Lizzie Em- |
enheizer, both of Boggs township.
Levi E. Williams, of Wilmington, Del.,
and Effie E. Lucas, of Chester Hill, Pa. |
Elmer R. McClellan and Emma 8. Det-
wiler, both of Tusseyville, Potter Twp.,
Pa. ’ :
Lewis C. Wetzel and Ida E. Gerberich,
both of Bellefonte.
Harry Edward Rhodes, of Spring town-
ship, and Georgiana Shook, of Bellefonte.
——On June 22nd all the Methodist
churches and societies of Williamsport will
picnic at Hecla park.
oe ————
— Children’s day exercises will be held
in the Methodist church, in this place, on
Sunday morning at ten thirty o’clock.
— ode
——The Woman’s Missionary society of
the United Evangelical church beld sessions
in Millheim, beginning on Tuesday even-
ing. The convention was well attended and
Millheim people fairly lavished good things
on their visitors.
v ho oT
Sunday was know as Y. M. C. A. day in
Bellefonte and services were held in the
Methodist, Reformed, U. B., Lutheran and
Presbyterian churches and in the court
house. State secretary S. M. Bard, sec-
retary Dodge, of Pottsville; secretary
Worth, of Lock Haven ; and College state
secretary Hugh McA. Beaver were the
speakers. The earnest appeals of the men
met a fair response in our people, but not
nearly enough was pledged to guarantee
the expenses of the association for a year.
Things have come to just such a pass that
our people must respond to these calls or
see the Y. M. C. A. doors closed.
It cannot be run on good-will alone.
There must be money to support this ref-
uge of the thousands of young men who
visit it every year. Bellefonte does not
realize what the association has been doing
in the last decade and it seems will only
waken up when it is too late. An actual
extremity confronts you. Unless the run-
ning expenses of the association are pledged
soon it will be closed. Once closed those
who have worked so untiringly for it and
begged so vainly for you to support ‘it, will
abandon the work and Bellefonte will then
know the full extent of her loss.
PLE CHURCH LAID.—The laying of the
corner stone for the new Disciple church,
at Howard, on Wednesday of last week, at-
tracted quite a number of people to the
services. When completed the new church
will be quite a convenient structure with
seating capacity for 250 people. D. K.
Batchelor, of Lock Haven, is the builder
and he will try to finish it for dedication
some time in September. Mill Hall brick
are to be used in the building. !
Rev. C. S. Long .offered the opening
prayer and also laid the corner stone.
Rev. C. W. Harvey, of Plymouth, de-
livered the principal address, subject :
“The origin and history of the Disciple
church.” Other addresses were made hy
Revs. E. E. Manley and M. S. Blair.
In a receptacle in the corner stone were
placed the following articles : Daily
News, Bellefonte Republican, DEMOCRATIC
WATCHMAN, Centre Magnet, Gazette, Centre
Democrat, Christian Standard, of Cincinnati,
Christian Era, of St. Louis; Christian
Worker, of Lock Haven; a copy of the
scriptures, tract entitled ‘‘Opposition,’”’ a
list of officers of the church and building
not be so serious.
committee, and three coins bearing date of
——Sheridan troop of Tyrone has pur-
chased new mounts and by July 1st all the
privates will be riding dark bay horses, as
nearly alike as is possible to get them,
while the officers will be astride of animals
of slightly different color. Each trooper
has purchased his own horse so that the
State has nothing to do with them.
A PAINFUL BREAK.— Rebecca Hewes, the
aughter of C. P. Hewes, Esq., of west
Linn street, was swinging in a porch swing"
at the parental home, last Thursday even-
ing. She and Jennie Harper were sitting on
the back of the swing when Rebecca tilted
backward and fell to the porch floor, break-
-ing the humerus of her left arm near the
elbow and shattering the bone above the
fracture. It was an extremely painful in- |
jury, but the little girl is getting along
nicely now, :
IMPROVEMENTS.—The residence of Gov-
ernor D. H. Hastings, in this place, is be-
ing greatly improved by the laying of a
fine vulcanite pavement throfigh the lawn
and on the streets. It isa question, how-
ever, whether such material * will make a
suitable pavement for the Lamb street
front, as it is sosteep there that a perfectly
smooth surface, such as the vulcanite would
make, would be too slippery in winter for
the safety of pedestrians.
PLACES.—Hon. John A. Woodward, repre-
senting the state department of agricul-
ture ; J. S. Dale, of Lemont, representing
Pomona grange ; and Owen Underwood, of
Union township, representing the old
| county agricultural society, met here, on
Tuesday, to select the places for the hold-
ing of the farmers institutes in this county
next winter. After considering many
den : Jerural towns they decided on Hublersburg
June 22nd, picnic of the Milesburg and | and Spring Mills. The time will be fixed
by the department.
CouRT.—The following jurors have been
drawn for the August term of court :
Wm. H. Derstine, tailor...,
John I. Curtin, gentleni
Martin Fleck, farmer.....
John J. Wensel, farmer.
J. M. Parker, merchant... ................... Boggs
C. C. Shuey, merchant.... ...Bellefonte
Frank Bobb, Iaborer....couinciiinn, Walker
Wm. Harrison, baker.. tate Co'lege
James Knox, 1aborer...1..................s... Benner.
H. F. Mussor, 1aborer.......coavrniennne.s Potter
Reuben Stover, farmer... ...Miles
Samuel Royer, Laborer... ....Haines
H. C. Brew, salesman. .. ...Bellefonte
Bert Beek, farmer.................ci00ies Walker
Jonathan Tressler, Jr., farmer............ Harris
Win. R. Hopkins, forgeman........ Howard Boro
R. G. Meek, Iaborer...........d............ Snow Shoe
C. U. Hoffer, agent.........c.., Philipsburg Boro
Wm. Sellers, foundr; man. ...College Twp
John A. Slack, Iaborer......................en... Spring
W. C. Patterson, Supt.........State College Boro
Jeremiah Brumgart, farmer.. ...... Miles
Jonathan Stine, farmer.......
George Gentzel, farmer
H. B. Pontius, clerk.......
George Young, farmer.
Amos Koch, farmer.......
Frank Hunter, gentleman
John Rote, laborer...........
Peter Coyle, laborer...
Dallas Cronister, farmer. i
James WIser, farmer............... .ccoiveiiee Worth
J. D. Williams, laborer..
H. F.: Rumberger, clerk.
Daniel Youthers, farmer...
Scott Houser, laborer......
Snyder Tate, ice dealer.
A. P. Zerby, farmer........
Wm. C. Wantz, farmer....
Harvey Noll, carpenter.....
outh Philipsburg
James S. Weaver, farmer.........ccccceeennans Boggs
Alfred Jones, merchant. Philipsburg
D, W. Orr, farmer............. ..... Marion
Christ Swartz, gentleman,
E. J. Williams, teacher....
G. F. Smull, student.
J. A. Confer, farmer.........
A. C. Musser, marble cutter..
John Rishel Sr., farmer.....
J. E. Rickard, teacher.....
A. C. Thompson, teacher.
John J. Taylor, farmer...
John Strayer, bottler.......
William Stewart, laborer...
Potter Schamp, laborer.....
David Allen, farmer.....
Reuben Lucas, carpenter..
Morgan Reynolds, laborer.
Harry C. Valentine, Supt..
E. C. Howe, laborer...... ..Philipsburg
George Carson, laborer..... ...Milesburg
William Robb, merchant........ccceeueenidd Curtin
Frank Turbridy, farmer... Snow Shoe
Dan’l Dreibelbis, farmer.................. Ferguson
B. D. Brisbin, huckster... .Centre Hall
Calvin Garbrick, laborer...........ccusevuneens Walker
Alfred Vail, laborer... .... Philipsburg boro
Robert Thompson, merchant......... Show Shoe
P. D. Womelsdorf, civil engineer..Philipsburg
W. S. Miller, barber............ wens Miles
Sanford White, farmer. .. Taylor
Thomas Moore, jeweler... ...Bellefonte
. Marion
...Howard Boro
.... Bellefonte
Wm. H. Benner, miller..... Philipsburg Boro
Wm. H. Zeigler, laborer.
J. A. Bowersox, laborer...
William Heath, miner .....Rush
Daniel H. Rote, jeweler.,........occeuninnns Haines
Thomas Allison, butcher. ...Howard Boro
T. F. Jamison, agent........
Elias Haines, laborer...
Israel Hoover, laborer.....
Benjamin Breon, lumberman
Dr. E. 8. Dorworth, physician...
J. D. Brickley, farmer.........
Ephraim Keller, farmer...
Wm. D: Port, blacksmith..
George Harpster, laborer...
Robert Cook, liveryman....
John Gunsaullus, gentleman.......
Miles Mattern, farmer.........
Calvin Myer, laborer...
Wm. H. Tibbens, farmer ‘ollege Twp
J. A. Crider, lumberman..... .....Boggs
John Pagker, JRDOTT......corsceurssss terrenees Howard
Richard Armstrong, teamster.......Philipsburg
F. N. Wrye, farmer..........ccovanennns Half Moon
Park Bullock, laborer. ....Snow Shoe
E. C. Deitz, teamster... Howard Boro
Daniel Shirk, laborer....... 1
Orvis A. Williams, farmer
Vinton Beckwith, farmer...
John A. Hoy, clerk........
aries GrEEE
fein Curtin
....Snow Shoe
....Howard Boro
..Snow Shoe
John DeLong, farmer.........counny Miles
Adam Moyer, gentleman..... ...Philipsburg
D. B. Kunes, lumberfian.... ...Liberty
G. W. Hoover, lumberman.. ...Philipsburg
‘D. G. Meek, farmer... coi Ferguson
——A cross bull recently gored a horse
owned by James Metzger, of Beech Creek.
A wound ten inches long was inflicted over
the horse’s hip. ' !
ing of council, last Monday evening, the
following business was transacted :
of Mr. Keller, chirman of the committee
on new public building, and an agreement
whereby F. W. Crider is to build same was
adopted. He is to put up a building on
the borough lot, on Howard street, ac-
cording to specifications already published
in the WATCHMAN, except that the entire
structure is to be of Mill ‘Hall pressed
brick. and rent it to council at a high
rental for eight years. At the end of that
period council is to have the privilege of
buying it at the nominal sum of $1. This
is practically a purchase on the installment
plan and was the only way it seemed possi-
ble to secure the property, without raising
the millage from 11 to the maximum rate
of 15.
The bicycle ordinance was defeated by a
tie vote. It was decided to extend the
water service to the home of Mrs. Gross, on
south Potter street. The Water, Street and
Nuisance committees reported the progress
of their work, the latter having showed
evidence to prove that the street commis-
sioner, and not the high constable, should
bury dead dogs and cats, thus saving the
difference between $1 and 20cts.
The only other matter that was taken up
was the question of the pavement along the
north side of Governor Hastings’ property.
The Governor is laying a new pavement on
the Lamb street front and wanted to put in
several steps every 25 feet, steps with a 12
inch tread. According to the present grade
all of the necessary steps are just off the
Allegheny street intersection. The resi-
dent® of ‘Bunker Hill’ petitioned against
the change, as they claim that it will make
the street dangerous for pedestrians and
impassable for baby carriages. The Gov-
ernor was permitted to go ahead the way
he wants to, council having voted to favor
him by a vote of 5 to 2.
Orders were drawn to the amount of
$440 and council adjourned.
{ FULLY ABUSED.-—What proved to have
heen one of the most dastardly deeds that
has been committed in this place for a long
time came to a focus, early Sunday morning,
when the spirited team, owned by Geo. W.
Jackson, of Linn street, ed into the
stone porch of the Hale oN. of Al-
legheny and Howard streets, and were ser-
iously hurt, besides wrecking the buggy.
The horses had been taken out of the
stable, late at night, and driven by some un-
known from whom they had evidently
run away and dashing down Howard street
at high speed they were umable to make
the turn at Hale’s and plunged over the
fire plug and massive stepping stone, their
wild flight having only Been stopped when
they plunged into the porch. The terrible
force of their impact with it will be bet-
ter conceived when it is known that one of
the horses’ fore-legs broke clear through the
iron support of the porch roof.
The whole thing is shrouded in mystery.
Lieutenant George L. Jackson had been out
driving the early part of Saturday evening
and had sent the horees home with the coach-
man. He. says that he locked the stable
securely before going to spend the night at
afriend’s home, in another part of the town.
In addition to this security the two fierce
dogs that are kept in the stable at night
were there, but with all this precaution the
team was taken out and hitched to a light
driving wagon. Whoever did it must have
been a very fair horseman for one of the
team is particularly hard to harness. It is
altogether probable that, if the motive was
not theft and if whoever took the horses
out merely wanted to drive them that
night, nothing would ever have been known
of it had they not run away.
The first knowledge anyone had of the
misdeed was when the people living along
south Spring street were awakened, at four
o’clock Sunday morning, by a wild clatter
of horses’ hoofs on the the street. Those
who got to their windows quick enough
saw the runaways disappear in the early
dawn. It is known that they ran from
Spring to Howard, thence to Allegheny,
where they were unable to turn into the
homeward course. The noise of the col-
lision with the stone porch attracted Mr.
Archibald Allison to the spot and he
was soon followed by several other gen-
tlemen, who found the mare {down on the
pavement with the horse standing over her.
Both were bleeding profusely and it was
! thought that the one that was down was
| dead, but when she was untangled they
were able to get her up. The horses were
| then taken to the stable, where the coach-
| man appeared shortly after, stating that he
‘had gone to the stable quite early and,
finding them gone, had started out to look
for them. The horses were both severely
| cut and sprained and it is a wonder that
| they were not killed.
{ Itis quite apparent that their driver,
| that night, had gotten drunk and lost con-
| trol of them for broken whiskey bottles
{ were found under-neath the upturned bug-
| zy and the rug, that had been in the bot-
| tom of it, was saturated.
Marriep—At Centre Hall by Rev. Rearick last
| Thursday, Henry Stitzer, of near Rebersburg,
| and Lydia Spayd, of Madisonburg. :
Resolutions of Thanks.
Howarp, June 5th, 1897
At a regular meeting of Grove Bros., post, No
262, G. A. R. it was
Resolved, That this post tender its sincere
| thanky-to Capt. H. S. Taylor and the firing squad
| of Co. B, of Bellefonte, for their services at the
| burial of George W. Brown, at the Curtin ceme-
| tery, on May 21st, 1897.
i 2 Committee < H. C. HOLTER,
| : | Wu. B. Smit.
Council unanimously adopted the report +’