Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 16, 1897, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—Will any kind person tell me, if they
can, why flies choose damp days to annoy a |
bald headed man.
—Yesterday the trout fishing season end-
ed and fishermen will begin to gather up
reputations for veracity again.
—The Governor has at least saved him-
self the pain of having his fingers burned
by leaving QUAY to carry his ‘fiery cross”
by himself.
—The Republican tariff makers are
bound to raise the wind somehow, even if
it is by putting a tariff of two dollars a
pound on vanilla beans.
—1It will be in order for MCKINLEY and
his friends to claim that the floating ashore
of tons of fish, at Atlantic City, on Tues-
day, was the first sign of coming pros-
—Judge Wilson, of Beaver county, has
declared the law making it a misdemeanor
to fish or hunt on the Sabbath day to be un-
constitutional. Just what his reasons are
we do not know. It isa pretty commen-
tary on a christian people that such a pro-
hibition should even be necessary.
—The failure of the Philadelphia author-
ities to devise a plan for lighting up the
bronze statue of WILLIAM PENN, that sur-
mounts the $20,000,000 public building in
that city, simply carries conviction to the
minds of the many that the less light there
is on that monumental ‘‘job’’ the better
for all.
—To use his own elegant and to a de-
gree famous quotation, Col. McCLURE'S
Philadelphia Zimes ‘‘is like HOOKER’S bull
on the fence. It can neither kick behind
nor hook before,” now that its two para-
gons, QUAY and HASTINGS, have picked up
splinters while sliding down the same cel-
lar door.
—It is pretty hard lines that whenever
there is a great excursion of christian peo-
ple there is always a wreck to kill some of
them—instance the fatal collision just out-
side of Chicago when so many delegates to
the C. E. convention at San Francisco lost
their lives—but let it be a collection of
thugs going to a prize fight—instance the
FrrzsimMoNs-CoRBEIT affair—every train
will run with that despatch and safety as
if guided by an arch angel.
—Circumstances have just come to light
that proclaim Kansas’ famous Mrs. MARY
ELLEN LEASE a far smarter woman that
she has been accredited with being.
Her first political speech was made one
night when she ran into a hall, in which a
political meeting was being held, just to
escape a rain storm, and was called upon to
talk. It has not heen generally supposed
that MARY ELLEN knew enough to ‘‘get
in out of the wet.”
—Soup for breakfast is said to be a fad
that the English have borrowed from the
French and some American journals are
growing restless lest the custom be brought
to the States by Anglo-maniacs. No need
for worriment here. The great mass of
American people have been eating soup
three times a dag—and many of them
nothing better than soup—ever since this
English gold grip throttled the natural
monetary system of the United States.
—One of the most interesting bits of in-
formation in the shape of statistics, that has
been published in a long time, is just fresh
from the London press and carries a com-
parison of the national indebtedness of the
United States, Great Britain, Germany,
Russia and France, the five greatest nations
of the earth. England, alone, reports a de-
crease. In the last five years the national
indebtedness of VICTORIA'S dominion has
decreased at the rate of £19,488, daily, or
nearly $100,000. During the same period
there has been a daily increase of $125,000
in the indebtedness of the United States,
with corresponding increases for France,
Russia and Germany. Of course there can be
many causes ascribed to this, but the lead-
ing ones, must certainly be England’s pol-
icy of absolute free trade, securing her the
most liberal business relations with other
countries, and the fact that by enforcing the
gold standard so vigorously among her
colonies and debtors has enabled her to pay
her own debts at half-price by having
caused the depreciation in value of half
price in the natural products of the coun-
tries owing her.
—If ever a man found himself between
the devil and the deep sea our Governor is
in that predicament now. Left to bear the
brunt of the most notoriously scandalous
Legislature that has been in session in
Pennsylvania for years ; almost forced to
sign a mercantile tax iniquity, that will turn
every large merchant in the State against
him, because there is no source from which
revenue can be drawn to pay the increased
salaries, the useless new officials and the
high priced improvements about the ex-
ecutive mansion that he foisted upon the
State ; fallen out with QUAY, for whom he |
cowardly deserted the only true friends he
ever did have, scarcely more than a year ;
ago ; he might well waken up, most any
morning, and ask himself the question :
“Where am I at?’ His rupture with
QUAY means that Quay will be a candidate |
for United States Senator,
only hope for HASTINGS’ lies
The |
then in a combme with the WANAMAKER |
forces, but if he signs the mercantile tax
hill that will end such a hope.
conjecture further. Our Governor could
not get into the United States Senate at
any event.
But why |
re——— —
VOL. 42
Paying the Piper.
Those who have been able to keep cool
enough to read the daily papers, since the
3 . |
adjournment of Mr. QUAY’S law makers at
Harrisburg, would imagine from the
piteous appeals of that class of individuals
who parade themselves as the ‘‘husiness
men’’ of the State, that they are to be tax-
ed to an outrageous extent, or robbed in an
unjustifiable way, if the new Republican
revenue measure, increasing the mercantile
tax, is allowed to become a law.
For many years we have heard much of
these ‘‘business men’ in politics here in
Pennsylvania. It has always been about
the time that the Republican party needed
help to cover up its rottenness or money
with which to corrupt the voter. As “‘Com-
mittees of One Hundred,” ‘‘Boards of
Trades Leagues,” ‘Business Men's Associa-
tion,” ‘‘Reformers’’, ‘‘Mercantile Repre-
sentatives,’ etc., they have done duty for
the Republican bosses, whenever their ser-
vices were needed, or their bunco tactics
could be made available. They have hesi-
tated at no deception and stopped at no
cost, when it was a question between the
people and the bosses, to have the bosses
win ; and it is through their subserviency
to QUAYIsM, and their inexcusable and
unaccountable support of all the reeking
rottenness of the Republican party of
Pennsylvania, that such measures to raise
revenues, as those passed by the late Legis-
lature, had to be resorted to.
Three years ago these same °‘‘business
men’’ elected Gov. HASTINGS and gave to
the Republican party an overwhelming
majority of representatives in both the
Senate and House. They opened not their
mouths in protest when their Governor
and their Legislature proceeded to create
new departments ; to multiply officials ;
to increase salaries and permanently add to
the annual expenses of the state govern-
ment a sum amounting to over one half a
million of dollars.
This political robbery of the public for
the purpose of making places for partisan
favorites, neither startled nor aroused these
“business men.”” To them it was all right
because they supposed the taxes to meet
this increased expenditure would be levied
upon others, and the Republican party
would have the benefit of the new offices.
To them there was nothing wrong in
creating unnecessary offices and paying ex-
orhitant salaries, so long as they, themsel-
ves, escaped additional taxation. To them
there was no outrage in robbing the treas-
ury to make fat places for political heelers,
if others were made to bear the burdens of
the taxation that would follow. To them it
mattered not if, in addition to an over-
whelming increase of annual expenditures,
upwards of $100,000 were squandered in
alleged repairs to the old Capito! ; that
over $50,000 more were taken from the
treasury under the pretense of refurnish-
ing the Governor's mansion ; that tens of
thousands of dollars were uselessly thrown
away by the superintendent of public
grounds ; or if $500 clocks and $1,000 cur-
tains were purchased with the state’s mon-
ey and presented to favorites about the
These were matters that were seemingly
too small to attract the attention of the
“business men’’ and ‘‘reformers,”’ of the
State, or to cause the slightest protest from
them against such flagrant robbery of the
treasury. They were content to see the
people impoverished, the treasury looted
and taxation, to an unprecedented extent,
imposed upon the masses, so long as the
burdens were expected to fall upon others
than themselves.
But what a change ‘‘comes o'er the spirit
of their dreams” now, that they discover
that a small portion of this increased taxa-
sion must be borne by them. How they
wince and wiggle !| How they squirm and
squeal ! What outrages they see and what
wrongs they rise up to denounce !
0, ‘‘business men’’ ! O, ‘‘Reformers’” !
0, bunco steerers for the Republican par-
ty! How we rejoice that you are now
fearing the extravagance that you have so
often endorsed, and are about to feel the
burdens you were so willing should be
imposed upon others. .
It is just that it should be so. It is just
that you should bear your share of the tax-
ation you have helped place upon the
State, and it will be a cowardly and unjust
act, should the Governor listen to your ap-
peals and prevent the act increasing your
mercantile taxes from becoming a law.
——Senator McQUOWN, of this district,
is entitled to the distinguished considera-
tion of the citizens of this county and the
old soldiers of the State particularly for
having read in place a hill appropriating
five thousand dollars towards the erection
of a monument to the late former Governor
CURTIN, in Bellefonte, and then allowing
chairman MARSHALL to smother it in com-
mittee. The citizens of this county, after
the service rendered Pennsylvania by her
distinguished son, would have considered
themselves under no obligation for such a
miserly sum. They only desired some rec-
; ognition of CURTIN'S memory.
The Jubilee and the Gold Standard.
It is estimated that the expense of the
Queen’s Jubilee amounted to over one hun-
dred million dollars. The money was fur-
nished partly by the government, while
much of the cost was borne by her loyal sub-
jects, who contributed to the display.
It was a big sum to be expended for such
a purpose, and those who are disposed to
moralize may question whether the object
was a proper one for the expenditure of so
much money. In England’s large popula-
tion there are thousands who are suffering
for the necessaries of life. While so large
a number of her people are but little above
the level of pauperism, their condition be-
ing chiefly due to unequal advantages, the
hardship of their situation is brought out
in a more repellant light by its contrast
with wealth that is able to lavish a hun-
dred million dollars on a royal pageant.
England’s pauperism is an ugly thing to
be contrasted with this extravagant expen-
diture for the glorification of royalty, but
there is still a darker picture presented
within the dominion of the sovereign for
whose adulation so much money was wast-
ed. In that Asiatic country which, gives
Victoria her title of Empress of India, her
subjects are dying of starvation by thous-
ands, whose wretched condition could be
relieved by a moiety of the millions that
were required to give splendor to her jubi-
So unbounded is England’s wealth that,
if it were more equally distributed, there
would be no reason for any of her people
to be destitute ; but a class has absorbed
her wealth, and the multitudes are poor.
She has for years past presented that rela-
tive condition of her people in which the
few are rich and the many are poor, to
which condition our own country is tend-
ing. It is lamentable that this should be
the case in this Republic where none
should be in the enjoyment of special ad-
vantages, but there has been favoritism in
legislation and governmental policies that
is allowing the wealth of our country to be
absorbed by a class that has developed into
a plutocracy.
That there is sympathy between this
American wealth and the aristocracy of
England is obvious, and in no way was it
more strikingly displayed than in the jubi-
lee demonstrations in which our plutocrats
vied with the English nobility in doing
homage to the Queen. American million-
aires were conspicuous among the worship-
ers of royalty on that occasion. Such
choice specimens of American plutocracy as
and Ambassador HAY typically represented,
at that royal fete, the class of Americans
who have grown enormously wealthy
through the advantages conferred by favor-
ing fiscal laws and monetary regulations.
A hundred million dollars was indeed a
vast sum to be squandered on an old Queen,
for no other reason than that she had com-
pleted sixty years of a reign that has not
been particularly beneficial to anybody.
The money could have been better spent in
improving the condition of some of her
subjects. But it was contributed from
that incalculable wealth which England
has acquired by putting other nations un-
der tribute to her. Much of it was wrung
from American farmers and producers by
her maintaining the gold standard by
which she is enabled to exact double pay-
ment from a debtor nation like ours. The
American people have reason to deprecate
that monetary arrangement maintained for
England’s advantage. It depresses the
pecuniary condition of a large majority of
them ; but such is not its effect upon our
plutocrats who throng to England to pay
their respects to royalty. They are benefit-
ed by the gold standard that appreciates the
value of their capital and thus increases
their wealth.
A Glaring Inconsistency.
The President has hesitated about ap-
pointing a currency commission which
some of the leading financiers of his party
think should take charge of the money
question and settle it. Secretary GAGE
appears to believe that currency reform
should be furnished through the medium
of a commission, and no doubt that is the
opinion prevailing in Wall street, but there
are Republicans who are doubtful of the
efficacy of that remedy, and fear that the
opening of the currency question, imme-
diately after the passage of the tariff bill
would only prolong the business uncer-
tainty that has interfered with the promis-
ed prosperity. This is a consideration that
has made the President shy of taking hold
of the money question immediately upon
launching the tariff bill. It may be wise
for him to first see how that thing is going
to work before trying something else as a
prosperity restorer.
would be committed the work of re-adjust-
ing our monetary system. He may be
credited with being sincere in sending the
commissioners to urope to induce the
adoption of bhimetallism by international
’ . | chant vessels.
It does not require much discernment to |
see the inconsistency of President McKIN- |
LEY’S appointing a commission to which |
agreement. If that object should be secur-
ed it would mean the restoration of the
double standard at the ratio of 16 to 1.
Gold monometallism would be discarded
and silver restored to its former place in
our monetary system.
Now, if the President is sincere in this
movement, what consistency would there
be in his turning the money question over
to a currency commission that would he
sure to act directly opposite to the purpose
for whick the President has sent the bi-
metallic commissioners over to Europe?
Everybody knows what would be the char-
acter of this currency commission which
Secretary GAGE recommends and the wall
street bankers regard with favoring com-
mendation. It would be but a fac-simile
of the Indianapolis gold convention. If
not composed exclusively of gold bugs it
would certainly he under that influence.
The only currency reform it would com-
mend would be the retirement of the legal
tender circulation, with the consequent
contraction of the circulating medium ; the
issuing of more bonds to raise the gold
needed for retiring the greenbacks ; the re-
striction of the paper circulation to the
banks, and every other monetary restraint
that could aid in fixing the currency on the
narrow basis of gold monometallism.
To have such a commission at home,
working in the interest of the goldbugs,
and another in Europe, laboring for the res-
toration of himetallism, would certainly
present a very glaring inconsistency.
Correct Estimate of the Tariff Bill.
The need of more revenue was the reason
given for the new Republican tariff, but it
proves to be less of a revenue producer than
the McKiINTwy tariff, which at the end of
three years showed a deficiency of over
$90,000,000 and caused the treasury de-
pletion that helped to bring on the panic of
Being a failure, as regards its revenue
qualities, its only effect will be the protec-
tion it will afford ; but the only interests
protected are of the monopolistic class.
Its purpose is to help the trusts and not
the people.
There could not be a better authority on
this pot than Senator TELLER, of Colo:
rado, a Republican who adhered to his par-
ty until last year, and who was an honored
member of President AUTHUR’S cabinet.
He voted against this bill on its passage
through the Senate for the reason, ashe de-
clared, that it was ‘‘the most outrageous
one ever given to the people of this coun-
Speaking of this measure more at large,
Senator Teller says : ‘It is a travesty up-
on the principle of protection, and adds in
every way to the already heavy burden of
the consumer. It has not only taken care
of ail the large trusts, but there was no
trust so small but what was afforded pro-
tection if it had a representative here to as-
sert its claims. It is a measure designed
exclusively for the benefit of corporations,
with little regard for revenue and none for
the people.”’
There could not be a more correct esti-
mate of this infamous measure. Sacrific-
ing the object of revenue, for which it was
pretended to have been made, its only pur-
pose isto increase the advantage of trusts
and corporations, and so far as it affects the
people, its only effect will be to increase
their burden.
What Kills Our Commerce.
Nothing could more strikingly illustrate
the almost complete destruction of our
ocean commerce by bad tariff and naviga-
tion laws than the fact that ships bearing
the American flag are seldom seen in for-
eign ports.
This should be humiliating to the pa-
triotic American, who could once boast,
particularly under old-time Democratic ad-
ministrations, that the flag of his country
was seen on every sea. There is certainly
good reason for his being made to blush by
the report of the Suez canal company for
1896, which shows that out of 3,409 ships
that passed through that commercial chan-
nel last year there was not one American
vessel. Every nation had its representa-
tives in that maritime procession except
the United States, which previous to 1860,
under low Democratic tariffs, was close on
the heels of England in the number of her
sea-going vessels.
In the Suez canal report the English
ships passing through were 2,162. Ameri-
can, 0.
There is no other cause for this miserable
decadence than the Republican protective
system that has tariffed American com-
merce off the ocean. A nation that shuts
off commercial inter-course with other
countries by high tariffs can’t expect to
see is flag floating on the masts of mer-
Protection kills its com-
-———The bholtocrats of Kentucky held
| their convention, in Louisville, Wednesday
| night and nominated candidates for the |
various state offices. They organized on
the line of reclaiming the strayed sheep,
meaning the silverites.
Hastings and Quay at Loggerheads.
Hastings intimates that it is War Henceforth on the
Beaver Man.—Had a Stormy Interview. Governor
Decided to Veto the Becker Bill, and Quay and Pen-
rose left Angry. He refused to be Cajoled.
HARRISBURG, July 12.—In a brief but
notably significant interview Governor
Hastings to-day plainly indicated that Sen-
ator Quay’s bold announcement, made here
the other day, that ‘‘the fiery cross’’ would
again be carried over hill and dale to
arouse the men in blouses is accepted as a
challenge. The governor's words are also
taken to mean that war is to be declared
upon Quay for the United States senator-
ship, and that the governor himself may be
the Beaver man’s opponent.
This interview, which may be the pre-
lude of another fierce contest in Republi-
can polities, is very simple, as to words.
The governor had been to the Mt. Gretna
camp, but it is understood he has, since
Quay’s declaration of his candidacy for re-
election, to the senate, been in communi-
cation and conference with a number of
prominent Republicans, and the few sen-
tences he uttered to-day are a result of
thesz deliberations. He said ;
“Yes, Senators Quay and Penrose called
on me Saturday morning. The purpose of
their visit was to induce me to sign the
Becker bill, se-called, relating to Philadel-
phia, and they were very urgent. When I
declined to make any promises Senator
Quay announced that he would change his
mind and would become an active candi-
date for United States senator. I was not
asked to support him in his candidacy for
United States senator. The subject of my
approval or disapproval of the mercantile
tax bill was not mentioned in the inter-
Nothwithstanding that the secrets of the
interview between Hastings, Quay and
Penrose have been closely guarded,
the impression has prevailed here that it
was a rather stormy one, and that the two
senators went away angry and dissatisfied ;
and, despite appearances, which indicate
the reverse, it is believed that when Quay
arrived here he had no intention of declar-
ing his candidacy for re-election. He had
long ago pledged his support to the Becker
bill, which State Senator Durham and oth-
er Quay Republicans in Philadelphia want
so badly.
It requires a three-fifths vote of select
council to confirm all appointments, and,
should it become a law, a Durham council
could prevent the confirmation of appoint-
ments by Mayor Warwick or any other
anti-Quay head of a department. The
governor has not been particularly taken
with this measure, and he positively will
veto it. This belief brought Quay here.
His purpose was to either cajole or bull-
doze the governor into a promise to sign
the bill.
He did not succeed with either plan, al-
though it is said he even hinted very
vaguely, that there might be an opportuni-
ty for the Governor to go to Washington as
senator. That he is offended and disap-
pointed, and then decided to go back to his
hotel and formally assert he would be a
candidate again, is shown by the govern-
or’s words :
“When I declined to make any promises
Senator Quay announced that he would
change his mind, and would become an ac-
tive candidate for United States Senator.’’
Had the governor spoken those words to-
day he could not have half concealed the
sneer in them nor the suggestion they con-
vey of a scene between him and Quay.
But he didn’t speak them ; he dictated
them in the privacy of his office.
Another significant feature of the gov- |
ernor’s interview is his declaration that he
was ‘‘not asked to support Quay in his can-
didacy for United States senator.’’
The governor appreciated this neglect.
It relieved him from the somewhat embar-
rassing position of announcing to the two
senators that he himself is contemplating
the same sort of candidacy, which it is be-
lieved will certainly be made if he receives
sufficient encouragement to enter the con-
Speaking of the interview between the
governor and the two senators, State Sena-
tor John H. Brown, of Jeannette, who is
here to-day, said :
“There seems to be some indications that
there was a bit of a row at that noted con-
ference. Anyhow, Quay’s declaration that
he would he a candidate appeared to me
rather premature.”
“Do you believe he intended to make it
when he first came here?” the senator
was asked.
“No. I have reason to know that he did
not intend to make that announcement
when he left Washington. He reached
that determination later.”
‘Yes, I feel pretty sure he will be. He
will want, of course, to find out how much
strength he can muster, but I look to see
him make the announcement when he
thinks the proper time has come.”’
Governor Hastings will to-morrow take
a party of guests from here to the Third
brigade encampment, Mt. Gretna.
It is believed in well-informed circles
that the anti-Quay wing of the party is
contemplating rallying around the standard
ol either John Wanamaker or Attorney-
General McCormick in the gubernatorial
contest next year, and that either would be
acceptable under the circumstances. No-
body here doubts that there is a big fac-
tional war on, and that the leaders will be
Quay and Hastings, as in the famous chair-
manship fight of two years ago. Governor
Hastings has a clear appreciation of the
fact that Senator Quay sold him a gold
brick last December, and he is not pur-
chasing any more bricks now.
Went in Interest of Bills.—Losch Believes Hast-
ings Has Thrown Down the Gauntlet to the
Beaver Man.—Will Not Be Bulldozed,- -Guberna-
torial Contest Next Year Gives Promise of
Many Serious Complications.
HARRISBURG, July 14. —Governor Hast-
ing had plenty of opportunity to talk pol-
Concluded on page 4.
and the Governor in Confer= |
Spawls from the Keystone.
| . ~
| —Daniel Bucher fell from a cherry tree at
| Boyerstown and broke both arms.
| : 5
| —Dr. George Price has been reinstated as
a pension examining surgeon at Altoona.
—An unknown man was run down by a
| fast freight at Scranton and instantly killed.
—Jacob Boyd, a trotting horse trainer, was
killed in jumping a fast freight at Seranton.
—Chas. Ackerman, who cut his throat at Mc-
Sherrytown, last Wednesday, died Sunday.
—Seven-year-old Charles Rieger was run
over by a team at Reading and seriously
hold their
July 19.
—Five-year-old James Aikman played
with matches, at Pottsville, and was burned
to death.
county Prohibitionists will
annual convention at Columbia,
—Steelton has a mad dog scare and eleven
canines have been killed to prevent a spread
of hydrophobia.
—Thomas M. McKeone died of heart dis-
ease an hour after being admitted to the
Pottsville hospital.
—Huntingdon’s burgess is against the pro-
posed $13,000 loan and has vetoed an ordi-
nance authorizing it.
—Near Lancaster two highwaymen held
up Paul Buckoscki took his money and the
shoes from his feet.
—Farmer Aaron S. Knoll, aged 50 years,
was drowned in a 12-foot mill-dam, near
Bernville, Berks county.
—The 18-months-old child of Jeremiah
Derr, at Corning, Lehigh county, fell into a
dam and was drowned.
—The freshman class at State College has
decided to resist hazing and do what it can
to abolish the practice.
—Berks county tax collectors have been
notified that the taxes must all be in the
county treasury by August 1.
—While bathing in Strack’s dam, as Mey-
erstown, Oscar Yingst cat hisarm on a sharp
stone and nearly bled to death.
—John Schwenk died from lockjaw at
York, the second victim of the toy pistol at
that place since the Fourth of July.
—Thirteen-year-old David Goodman, of
Philadelphia, was arrested as a vagrant at
Wilkesbarre. He wants to go home.
—Sadie Baker was sentenced to jail for
four months at Reading for till tapping and
took her 4-months-old baby along to prison.
—William Humphries had his hands badly
chewed in a fight at Reading, and gave hos-
pital surgeons a big job to fix up the injured
—The 8-year-old daughter of Henry Bretz,
of Tamaqua, handled a shot gun and got a
death wound by the weapon's accidental dis-
—Fellow railroaders found the corpse of
brakeman Thomas Pressell between two cars
at Altoona. He had been killed making a
—Oscar Wagner, a farm hand, near Muncy,
Lycoming county, drank from a bucket that
had contained paris green and nearly lost
his life.
—A York syndicate, headed by George
Billmeyer, bought the Middletown water
works for $19,200, subject to a mortgage of
—United States commissioner Frank W.
Grant, of Erie, has been reappointed by the
United States court. He has held the office
since 1875.
—Fireman Henry Missimer, of Allentown,
went to Quakertown te be married and
found that his promised bride had eloped
with another man.
—A fall from a plank in his barn dislocated
the neck of John Brightbill, aged 80 years,
living near Jonestown, Lebanon county, giv-
ing him instant death.
—A turtle crept into the feed pipe of the
planing mill plant of Henderson, Hull &
Co., at Montgomery, Lycoming county, and
caused a shut-down for half a day.
—An explosion occurred in the mixing de-
partment of Oliver's powder mills, at Laurel
Run, Luzerne county, and workmen had a
hard time saving the building from flames.
—Charged with stealing diamonds and
jewelry worth $1000 from a pawnbroker's
wife at Scranton, Milton Breckstein, a
Honesdale clothing cutter, was arrested at
Coney Island. !
—The dead body of Calvin Miller, the 19-
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Miller,
of Conemaugh township, Cambria county,
was found in the woods Sunday morning.
Death is supposed to have been caused by
sunstroke. The remains were in a badly de-
composed condition.
—The Legislature just closed granted an
appropriation of $20,000 to the Adrian hos-
pital association, for the purpose of erecting
a hospital building in the borough of Punx-
sutawney. The conditions are that the said
association shall secure a site and be prepar-
ed to erect said hospital building, and shall
have paid into the treasury the sum of 35,-
000, including the value of the site.
—Arthur J. Harlan, aged 20 years, was
drowned in the river at Williamsport in view
of a large number of people. He was bath-
ing, could not swim and got beyond his
depth, but no one went to his rescue, be-
couse boys have been in the habit of shout-
ing for help “just for fun.” There were
plenty of experienced rivermen arouud, but
they discovered the true situation when too
—During the demonstration at Canton, Pa,
Monday a man drove around the town.
square a vehicle that had the longest shafts
on record. The shafts were 164 feet and 10
inches in length. The horse was driven
with clothes lines and when the animal
would stop, the driver would use a spy glass
and throw stones at it until it would move
| forward again. A prize of five dollars was
| given the man.
—Harry Woods, an employe of the Peun-
| sylvania railroad company, and a well known
| resident of Altoona, is in great danger of dy-
ing from injuries received at the hands of
William Herr, a prominent contractor. Sev-
eral days ago Herr quarreled with Woods,
and it is alleged that he struck him several
As Woods has not fully recovered
an illness the blows caused hewmor-
| times.
i from
| rhages and he is in a eri