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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
i want to reach the Kiondyie,
To dig gold-dust from the ground,
I want tobe a boomer,
Far north of Puget Sound,
I like to see the yellow stuff,
For ’tis a joyous sight,
But I'd quickly drop one lump of it
For sixteen lumps of white.
—Being in QUAY’s Legislatures certain-
ly ought not to be more ignominious than
being in REED’s Congress, for QUAY never
choked men off without leaving them have
—After the work the paragrapher of
the Altoona News did on the Saturday
edition of that paper it was not much of a
surprise when the publication suspended
—Oh, MARY ELLEN LEASE, you must
pack your big valise, and scoot away toa
foreign clime ; for your socialistic notions,
are inflammatory lotions, that put sweet
bells of liberty out of chime.
—The SyiTH family is to hold a reunion
near Altoona soon. It can certainly not
be feared that there will not be many there,
as the SyiTHS show no signs of becoming
extinct in these United States.
— While speaker REED’S back-bone is an
abominable nuisance at Washington a few
vertebra from it might be a glorious thing
for Pennsylvania if they were only dropped
down the chimney of the executive mansion
some of these nights.
—QUuAY must have changed his mind
about that European trip he was supposed
to be starting on, only ashort time ago, and
it is very likely that the hinges on the ice
box at his Indian river place will be al-
lowed to rust, ere he finds time to lay
down the “fiery cross” and scoot South.
—Let us annex Hawaii, Cuba, Canada,
spike the jingo guns, give our pocket-hooks
to the trusts, let the DINGLEY bill dangle
from every flag-staff and then weep salty
tears to sprinkle on the tail of the Repub-
lican elephant that it might keep fresh
until the prosperity show catches up to
its advance agent.
—The Maryland girl who sat so near a
stove that a celluloid comb that was in her
hair took fire and burned up has given a
painful, though valuable, illustration of the
danger in ‘wearing celluloid articles of ap-
parel. For instance, no one can tell what
horrible fatality might be the out come of
some red-headed girl making a pillow of
her lover’s celluloid shirt front.
—The much talked of alliance between
Japan and Spain, as against the United
States, is not causing uncle SAM any extra
sleeplessness these hot nights. The Mikado
might just as well tie a mill-stone about
his neck and jump into the Japan sea as
tie his national fortunes to the tail of the
flapped-out old Spanish kite that is only
being kept in the air by such monumental
wind-bags as WEYLER.
—The unpleasant notoriety that was
given the lavish expenditure of state funds
for useless improvements at the executive
mansion is probably a partial reason for
the Governor's desire to have all the bills
of officials about Harrisburg itemized be-
fore he will approve them. Misery loves
company and certainly there could be no
more miserable spectacle than DANIEL has
been of late.
—Notwithstanding MARK HANNA'S
brutal treatment of colored leaders, who
spent their entire fortunes to help Mc-
KINLEY along in his campaign and now
visit Washington hopeful of the reward
they have every right to claim, the colored
vote only awaits the beck and call of its
Republican savior (?) to rally to the sup-
port of anyone. It seems that the more
Republicanism cuffs the voters who make
it dominant the more servile they become.
—At one time TERRENCE V. POWDER-
LY was the accepted, honored, followed
leader of labor in the United States. He
proved a traitor to the cause and to-day is
commissioner of immigration, at New
York, a creature of an administration that
is forging great chains with which to
shackle the masses who were keen enough
to discern the treacherous politician through
PowWDERLY’S leader coat, but too dull to
discover the deception in a single standard,
tariff tax campaign.
—The say so of the opposition doesn’t
necessarily sound the death knell of the
free silver cause. Before the last election,
because it was a new campaign issue, fool-
ish ones were either scared or made believe
that it was only a ‘‘craze,”’ but the result
of the election showed that there were six
and one-half million voters affected with
it and recent political movements show
the same ‘‘craze’’ to be hangingon. In
Washington county, Maryland, on Wednes-
day, all the gold pressure that could be
brought to bear could not stifle the silver
sentiment and it triumphed.
—The Washington Post is of the opinion
that President MCKINLEY would be very
happy if a certain per cent. of the office
seekers would be seized with the gold
fever. Perhaps he would, but the Presi-
dent knows by this time that the gold
fever will never make people as delirious
as it did the ones who voted for him. It
was a violent form of gold fever that put
him where he is and he knows, only too
well, that unless something is done very
quick to relieve the terrible business stag-
nation of the country his next attack will
be chills, and silver doctors will be called
to relieve uncle Sam.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
__BELLEFONTE, PA., JULY 23, 1897.
The Curse of Big Majorities.
We have often spoken of the curse which
Pennsylvania has entailed upon herself by
her big Republican majorities.
The bad government with which she is
aflicted, the maladministration that pre-
rails in every department of her public
service, and especially the low character
and general worthlessness of her Legisla-
tures, are the result of the unvaryingly
large majorities which the dominant party
has been able to count upon.
There is no inducement for those en-
trusted with the state government to be-
have properly when they are sure that
ceive an overwhelming popular endorse-
Take our Legislature for example. It
lost all fear and shame in its assurance
that no wrong it might commit, no abuse
it might practice, would reduce the party
majority that invested it with the power
to pervert the legislative function by
squandering the public money and robbing
For some years past its worthlessness
has increased in proportion to the trust,
which the people have reposed in it.
Every renewal of power has heen followed
by greater outrages upon the public con-
The Legislature that preceded the one
that recently relieved Harrisburg of its
disgraceful presence, displayed every vice
that a legislative body could be guilty of.
Its session was a carnival of reckless and
vicious legislation. Its chief business was
to serve the monied corporations and waste
the money of the people. The additions it
made to the expenses of the state govern-
ment, by creating new offices and increas-
ing salaries, helped to bring on the condi-
tion of bankruptcy which the state treas-
ury is now found to be in.
It was natural to expect that such con-
duct would excite indignant reproof on the
part of the people. But, instead of being
reproved, it received at the next election
the endorsement of an increased Republi-
can majority. The people seemed to be so
well pleased with this legislative profligacy
that they made-the succeeding Legislature
almost unanimously Republican. Out of
a total membership of 254 in the two
houses, there were elected but 39 of the
opposite party, a circumstance which made
the Republicans shameless and fearless in
The curse of a big majority was never
more impressively exemplified than in the
last session of our Legislature. The ab-
sence of popular rebuke for previous wrong-
doing encouraged the shameful proceedings
at Harrisburg which during the recent ses-
sion of nearly six months made the ILegis-
lature of Pennsylvania a disgrace to the
State and a stench in the nostrils of the
people who had too long allowed their con-
fidence to be abused.
A Mistaken Estimate.
What a miscalculation the esteemed
Philadelphia 7imes makes in its estimate
of the condition of the Democratic party.
It believes that the old party is undergoing
disintegration by the defection of those
who have followed Mr. CLEVELAND into
the camp of the goldbugs, but apparently
takes no account of the strength and solid-
ity of the organization that remains true to
the principles of Democracy, as enunciated
by the last national platform.
There is not a State in which the party
is not intact, with no evidence of disorgani-
zation resulting from the defection of the
small number who are more wedded to the
money power than to the popular princi-
ples inherited from the founders of the
It is safe to believe that the number of
those who are called gold Democrats is far
from being as large as it was at last year’s
election. Many of them have recovered
from the delusion that the country would
be ruined by freesilver, while many others
regret having allowed themselves to be
used for the advantage of a party that had
no other object in carrying the election
than to serve the trusts, as it is now doing
by the passage of its infamous tariff bill.
If a count were made of those who still
adhere to the platform on which PALMER
and BUCKNER were the candidates of the
so-called gold Democrats, the number,
small as it was last year, would now be
found to be much smaller. Such a disinte-
gration is of no account in comparison with
the accession of the thousands of Republi-
cans to the Democratic ranks on account of
the broken promises of their party and its
outrageous truckling to the wealth which
has it under mortgage.
The Democratic party was never in bet-
ter trim than it is at this time, and its
condition will go on improving as time de-
velops the kind of prosperity that the Re-
publicans are going to give the country.
——ANDREE and his companions are
flying toward the pole, but they will find
it much harder to find it than falling out
of a balloon.
whatever may be their conduct it will re-
Sugar in Congress.
When it is announced that in the con-
tention between the House conferees and
those of the Senate on the sugar schedule
the Senate was forced to abandon the high-
er duty it had provided for the sugar trust,
it must not be supposed that it was a re-
sult that involved a great defeat for the
trust, It meant nothing more than thatthe
Senate failed in securing for the sugar mo-
nopoly a bigger grab than had been al-
lowed it in the original House hill.
The differential duty with which the
bill, as drawn by the DINGLEY committee,
favored the trust, was higher than that
which was forced into the WirLsox tariff by
the sugar Senators of that period. The lat-
ter was recognized as an improper conces-
sion to the trusts, but it was deliberately
increased by the DINGLEY committee from
an eighth of a cent per pound to three
eights. This increase was additionally ad-
vanced by the Senate to three fifths of a
cent per pound. These fractions look
small, but even a slight increase in them
means millions to the trust, in view of the
immense amount of sugar consumed.
The increase made by the House bill on
the duty allowed in the WILsoN law repre-
sented swag for the trust to the amount of
some eight millions of dollars. The addi-
tional increase made by the Senate meant
as much more plunder for the monopoly as
three fifths are more than three eights.
Therefore, when the Senate was forced to
recede from the increase it had made on
the differential duty allowed by the
House, it is not to be understood that the
trust was deprived of its plunder, but that
the steal was not quite as great as the sug-
ar Senators had proposed to make it.
Nothing connected with the tariff legisla-
tion of this special session has been more
scandalous than the sugar schedule.
Both houses gave themselves over to the
control of the trust. The bill, as originally’
drawn, gave the trust a larger bonus than
that which a few corrupt Senators secured
for it in the WILSON tariff, yet when it
came to the Senate this advantage to the
monopoly was made still larger, and it
was done in a manner that indicated a cor-
rupt influence brought to bear upon mem-
bers of that body. While the bill was
pending there was more than a suspicion
that the Senators were gambling in sugar
trust stock. Through the entire proceed-
ings corruption was plainly discernible.
In characters clearly legible the Senate’s
disgrace was written between the lines of
the sugar schedule.
In the wind up the difference in confer-
ence between the two houses was merely
as to the amount of spoils that should be
allowed the trust.
It Holds on to Its Plunder.
When the agreement of the House and
Senate conference on the tariff bill was an-
nounced, on Saturday, it was given out that
it had resulted in depriving the sugar trust
of the plunder that had been conceded to
it by the Senate.
This did not prove to be the case. Not
only has that monopoly been allowed the
increased duty given it in the original
House bill, but the augmented spoils grant-
ed it by the Senate amendment were main-
tained in the conference.
It turns out that the trust has secured
substantially everything that the Senate
had allowed it. There has been a com-
plete surrender to HAVEMEYER, SPRECK-
ELS and the other millionaires composing
the sugar combine, whose thievish gains
will be increased $15,000,000, annually
taken from the pockets of consumers by
this scandalous legislation.
This in itself was bad enough, but, as
an additional outrage, this shameful trans-
action was utilized for the purpose of
speculation by the stock gamblers in whose
operations rascally Senators and Represen-
tatives no doubt took a hand. When it
was reported, on Saturday, that the confer-
ence between the two houses had come to
an agreement a false report as to what had
been agreed upon was sent out to the pub-
lice. It was reported that the Senate
had backed down and the trust had sus-
tained a reverse. The object of this report,
sent out from the conference committee
room, was to depress sugar trust stock.
But when the truth came out, on Monday,
that all the amendments framed in the in-
terest of the trust had been sustained in
conference, its stock took a boom by which
millions were realized by the gamblers,
and it is not difficult to imagine the profits
of dishonest Senators and other congres-
sional supporters of the sugar monopoly
who took a hand in the game.
The worst feature of this disgraceful
business appears in the fact that while the
Congress of the United States is voting to
the sugar trust a bonus of many millions,
which must be paid by the people, and a
congressional conference is engaged in
bucket-shop transactions for the benefit of
stock gamblers, among whom are Senators
and Representatives, the bituminous coal
miners, reduced almost to starvation, are
striking for an increase of wages which a
monopoly tariff will never secure for them
or any other class of working people.
A Queer Proceeding.
Evidently judge SIMONTON has some
doubt as to the manner in which his re-
cent decision, refusing a new trial to Rev.
S. C. SwaALLow, will be taken by the pub-
lic. He has gone to the trouble and ex-
pense of having his ruling on both the mo-
tion for a new trial and in arrest of judg-
ment printed in pamphlet form and dis-
tributed over the State ; a very unusual ac-
tion on the part of a judge, and one
that seems to us designed to show the
plaintifi’s and the court’s side of these
cases, rather than to inform the public as
to the real facts underlying them, and in
which the tax payers of the State have so
As these libel cases were brought in con-
sequence of statements made, not from any
political motive, or from any personal mal-
ice, or to attain any other end or object
than an honest administration of public
affairs, the technical rulings of the court,
that confined the evidence to the very
narrowest limits that the narrowest libel
law disgracing the statutes of any State
prescribes, will need considerably more ex-
planation than even the printed opinion of
his honor, judge SIMONTON, to convince the
public that in the trial of these cases either
public morals, honest government or the
fleeced tax-payers were given a fair chance.
If Judge SIMONTON’S respect for the in-
tent and meaning of the law in force at
the time of writing his opinion, refusing a
new trial, had been as overwhelming as it
was for the technicalities of the now obso-
lete law under which the trial was con-
ducted, his decision would have been en-
tirely different, and would have needed no
The Dissolution of Populism.
Hon. THoMAS E. WATSON, of Georgia,
familiarly known as Tom WATSON, an-
nounces the demise of the Populist party.
This once aspiring, but now discouraged
public character will be remembered as the
candidate for vice President last year who
failed to secure recognition. He has ever
since been displeased with the political
situation, and recognizing the hopeless
future of Populism, he declares that the
party is being ‘‘resolved into its original
elements. Those who were once Demo-
crats will be Democrats again, and those
who were Republicans will be Republicans
Such a dissolution of Populism merely
means that the opposition to Republican
abuses is assuming a more concentrated
form. Last year it was brought together
by fusion. the Populists and silver Repub-
licans fusing on the presidential ticket
nominated by the Democrats.
The great object that animated all of
these elements can be better attained by
one party into which the Populists and
free silver Republicans are being resolved,
and that party is the one bearing the old
Democratic name, and maintaining the old
The dissolution of the Populist party, of
which Mr. WATsoN speaks, is a process
that is strengthening the Democratic or-
ganization. Not only will those Populists
who were Democrats return to the Demo-
cratic fold, but they will bring with them
the Republican Populists.
Every shade of political opinion opposed
to the party of trusts and bank syndicates
will be united in one force for the rescue
of the government from the corrupting and
demoralizing domination of Republicanism.
An Offensive Appointment.
It is not surprising that the labor element
of the country is displeased with the ap-
pointment of TERRENCE V. POWDERLY as
commissioner of immigration. His selec-
tion for that office is so evidently a reward
for his betrayal of the labor interest that it
is an offense to every workingman in the
POowDERLY receives his reward for
playing JUDAS ISCARIOT in the last presi-
dential campaign. No leader stood higher
in the ranks of labor than he did. He
was intrusted with the highest office in the
leading labor organization. The place he
occupied not only expressed the confidence
that was reposed in him, but was also
one that secured him profitable emolu-
At the time when he should have been
most faithful to his trust he was tempted
to act the part of a trading politician. Or-
ganized labor discovered his true character,
when he tried to sell it out to the dealers
who were in the market buying votes for
the Republican presidential candidate ; but
the Knights of Labor wouldn’t be sold,
and POWDERLY couldn’t deliver the goods
according to contract with MARK HAN-
When there can be no doubt bat that
the faithless and discarded chief of the
Knights of Labor is given this official ap-
pointment as a reward for an act of treach-
ery, the labor organization, which he en-
deavored to betray, has reason to resent so
palpable an affront. It will, however,
avail them but little to endeavor to defeat
PowDERLY’S confirmation by the Senate.
for they can have but little influence with
a body that is so organized as to be subject
to the pull of the trusts.
The Governor's Great Vaudeville Act.
From the Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch.
There appears to be six interests in the
Hastings-Penrose controversy. First, the
great hero, Governor Hastings, as Governor
Hastings thinks he is; and Senator Penrose,
as Senator Penrose thinks he is.
Second, the heroic soldier, Governor
Hastings, as Senator Penrose thinks he is;
and Senator Penrose, as Governor Hastings
thinks he is, and finally there are Governor
Hastings and Senator Penrose, as they
Governor Hastings was discredited hy
the people in August, 1595, and Senator
Penrose indorsed hy the people in January,
1897, and after you compute these ele-
ments the distinctive balance is easily ob-
The Governor appears to be puddling in
“‘ground-hog politics,’’ and appears to be
unable to throw off the ‘‘habits’’ he ac-
quired in his association with the hog com-
bine of "95.
The latest exhibition of ‘vaudeville
statesmanship’”” by the Governor of the
Commonwealth has been furnished in a
communication to the clerks of the Senate
and House, and the chairmen and members
of the various senate investigating commit-
tees. His request that he be furnished
with itemized accounts of expenditures
made by the parties interested is laudable.
In addition he has also requested that an
itemized statement of all expenditures of
the state normal schools be submitted to
him, together with a detailed estimate of
the probable operating expenses of such in-
stitutions during the next two years.
While Governor Hastings has been ex-
plicit in his demand for details from chief
clerk Smiley, of the Senate, and house clerk
Rex, and the chairman of committees to in-
vestigate abuses in the penitentiary, opera-
tions of the oleomargerine law, the condi-
tion of the miner in the bituminous and
anthracite coal regions ; to investigate the
state treasury, the insurance investigation,
and committee to investigate the capitol
fire, he appears to have neglected to re-
quest of himself, and superintendent De-
laney and others, known as the public
grounds commission, a detailed statement
and reasons why the State was compelled
to pay 200 per cent. more for desks than
the same identical desks manufactnred hy
the same manufacturing corporation are
sold for in the city of Philadelphia.
Also reason why the State was not al-
lowed in its purchase of galvanized sheet
iron the same discount allowed by the
manufacturers to firms purchasing the same
quantity that was purchased in fitting up
temporary quarters for the Legislature.
A request should be made from qualified
persons to furnish him with figures show-
ing the legitimate cost of painting Grace
The Governor then should furnish the
people of the Commonwealth with good
reasons—‘‘and this is easy for him’’—why,
at this time, he signed the Forestry com-
mission bill. This bill reached his excel-
lency on May 22nd, was signed on May
25th, and provides for the purchase of 120,-
000 or more acres of ground to be used as a
‘‘Forestry preserve,”’ or water shed, with
no limit as to cost’”” and empowers the
parties interested to take from the state
treasury any amount of money they de-
sire.”” Well informed parties state that
this measure alone will cost the State not
less than $1,000,000. Powerful political,
financial and social friends of Governor
Hastings prevented the repeal of this job.
It is alleged that the parties back of the
Forestry bill hold options on sixty
thousand acres of stumpage, costing about
one dollar an acre, along the north and the
west branch of the Susquehanna river, that
they intend to unload at high prices
through the working of this Forestry hill,
and part of the money so raised is to be used
as a campaign fund to advance the interests
of a certain gubernatorial candidate.
Will the charities and other institutions
have their appropriations ‘‘reduced or held
up’’ in order to allow sufficient funds to be-
come available for the uses and purposes of
the Forestry bill promoters ?
From the Huntingdon Journal, Rep.
Senator Quay shows unmistakable signs
of enervation. As evidence of this, is his
announced determination one day to re-
tire from public life, and the next day to
continue in his pursuit of office hunting.
These sudden changes of mind need occa-
sion no surprise. Conscious, as he must be
at times, of his failure to fulfill his pledges
of reform. It is no wonder he is filled
with misgivings of his ability to further
fool the people. Is it not most natural
that he should long for a retreat to private
life rather than to trust to the mercy of an
outraged and wickedly abused people? It
requires the presence and flatteries of old
friends and office-seekers to stimulate his
courage sufficiently to enable him to de-
clare his purpose to ask a re-election to the
U. S. Senate. Left alone to himself his
judgment is not so faulty as time will
prove. This his closest friends will realize
when his Waterloo, to which he is first ap-
proaching, is reached.
Charity and credulity have covered a
multitude of his political short-comings,
but it is not to be expected that. they will
always do so ; and the ‘‘old man’’ doubt-
less realizes this, and in the distance sees
‘‘the wood of Birnam before him.”’
The Bicyele Craze Affecting the Furni-
From the Chester County Democrat.
The furniture manuafacturers at Grand
Rapids, Mich., have made the rather sur-
prising discovery that the bicycle craze has
seriously affected the furniture trade.
They explain this on the theory that
money which husbands and wives formerly
spent on household adornment is now ex-
pended for bicycles. There can be no
doubt but that the bicycle trade has inter-
fered seriously with many lines of business,
clothing dealers being among the heaviest
losers, although merchants in all lines of
trade have suffered in a greater or less de-
gree. It is estimated that at least $25,000
has been expended by the people of this
place for bicycles within the past two years
that would otherwise have gone into the
general channels of trade instead of to a
Spawls from the Keystone.
—Port Carbon’s Cathelic church celebrated
its fiftieth anniversary.
—Schuylkill county’s bar association wants
more stringent naturalization rules.
—A movement has been started by Eas-
ton’s councilmen for a public park for the
—Fourth of July burns caused the death
of seven-year-old George Kline at Easton,
—Berks county's central Luther League
will hold its second rally at Reading August
—Judge Albright naturalized twenty alien
tax law evading foreigners at Allentown
—Judge Purdy will hear reasons for a new
trial in the Schultz murder case to-day at
—Herbert Smith's residence at East Mauch
Chunk was struck by lightning and badly
—W. A, Selts, of Jersey Shore, has been
granted letters patent on a fastener for
—Twelve-year-old Leonard Morris had a
fatal fall of 30 feet from the steps of a breaker
without a tax collector, those appointed re-
fusing to serve.
—Fourteen-year-old John Wetzel had his
right eye blown out by a cannon fire-cracker
—In his effort to board a Philadelphia &
Reading freight train at Shamokin William
Wagner lost a leg.
—*Kid”’ Bennett, claiming Chicago as his
home, is in jail at Scranton charged with
selling bogus diamonds.
—In a trolley crash at Pittsburg motorman
Neill, Christian Bustler and William Graff
were seriously hurt.
—Max Reese's wife has applied for a
lunacy commission at Pottsville to inquire
into his mental condition.
—James Smith, a well known resident of
Waynesboro, was found dead in bed at the
Globe hotel, Gettysburg.
—Governor Hastings refused to respite
‘Terrible Pete,” who was hanged, at Wilkes-
barre, Thursday for murder.
—In trying to ford a swollen creek in
Allegheny county Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Boyd,
an aged couple, were drowned.
—In a quarrel over a game of cards John
Patrolsky was probably fatally stabbed by
George Grabolski at Shenandoah.
—Burglars chloroformed Reuben Martin,
a Mt. Carmel butcher, and stole a purse con-
taining $300 from under his pillow.
—The Daily News, a morning Republican
newspaper, the organ of Congressman J. D,
Hicks, suspended Monday at Altoona.
—A twelve-light chandelier fell from the
ceiling of the Bushkill church, near Strouds-
burg, creating a panic in the congregation.
—Caught between a load of hay and a barn
door at Goodville, Lancaster county, Michael
Snader, a farm hand, was fatally injured.
—Bees attacked Mrs. A. B. Landis at
Myerstown, stinging her so badly that her
arms were swollen to twice their natural
—1It is claimed that a change in plans for
the new county hospital, at Schuylkill
Haven, will net the contractor several thou-
—Rev. Herman F. Kroh, of Chambers-
burg, has resigned to become pastor of St.
John’s Lutheran church, at Pine Grove,
—The trackage of the street railway lines
directly connected with Boston is almost
1,000 miles, operated by a power equal to
that of 50,000 horses.
—Twenty-five firemen and thirty-six
brakemen were suspended on the Penn-
sylvania and New York division of the
Lehigh Valley railroad.
—The flint glass workers’ convention de-
cided to throw open all non-union factories
to workers except those at Zanesville, O.,
and Hofftown, Westmoreland county.
—Referee Charles IL. Hawley told the
Lackawanna county court that James R.
Dainty tried to bribe him in an assumpsit
action in which Dainty was the plaintiff.
—Thirty-one towns are trying to secure
the mammoth Star shoe factory at New
Ringgold, which must remove from that
place on account of the scarcity of adult
—More shingles have been utilized for
roofing in Tyrone during the past month
than ever before in a similar period in the
history of the town. The recent hailstorm
made many new roofs necessary.
—A Huntingdon bridegroom, whose trunk
was decorated with old shoes, returned the
compliment by expressing the shoes back to
his intimate friends whom he knew per-
petrated the joke, and obliged them to pay
express on them.
—Engineer Harry Campbell and fireman
Milford Hostrander, who were scalded
Thursday by the crown sheet of an engine
on the Black Forest railroadfblowing out,
died at the Williamsport hospital Friday.
The men expired about three hours apart.
—Word comes from the Cumberland’ val-
ley that the peach crop will be the largest
harvested for many years. After the April
freeze many orchards could have been bought
for a very small sum, while in the same
orchards now the fruit is being thinned out
and the trees propped up to prevent their
—(entre county can boast of a strong
military force that could be placed in the
field at short notice, the county military
rolls showing 5,695, persons subject to
military duty, besides one uniformed mili-
tary company belonging to the National
Guard. “Let loose the dogs of war.”” Belle-
fonte borough contains 503 persons fit for
military duty, Boggs township 326, and Snow
Shoe township, 313.
—Mrs. William Cox, Sr., of Knox township
(Clearfield county, who strayed away from
her home Saturday evening a week ago was
found on Friday morning at 2:30 near D.
Meas’ mill on Morgan Run, Woodward town-
ship, in a famished condition. Since leaving
home large numbers have been constantly
on the look out for her. She is the mother
of W. J. Cox who is lumbering for Dimeling
& Co., at Viaduct.