Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 16, 1897, Image 1
| | CIN afchman. BY PP. GRAY MEE=EK. 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- perity. —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 | himself. ambition 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 | p= enact RR » 1 ~ / re——— — VOL. 42 STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION. BELLEFONTE, PA., JULY 16, 1897. 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 Hill. 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- lee. 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 CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW, WHITELAW REID, 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 1893. 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- try.” 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- merce. -———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- view.’ QUAY AND PENROSE WERE ANGRY. 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- test. 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 : HASTINGS WILL BE A CANDIDATE “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. Quayites cence. 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 hurt. —Lanecaster 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 digits. —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- charge. —Fellow railroaders found the corpse of brakeman Thomas Pressell between two cars at Altoona. He had been killed making a coupling. —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 325,000. —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 late. —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 .