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— Uncle SAM'S new ten dollar gold coin
looks about as crude as the souvenir the
street fakir sells on a firemen’s convention
— Londoners used over twe billion gallons
of water last year. What was not used for
chasers we presume was necessary for do-
— Affinities are gradoally disappearing
from the cold stoue steps and finding quar-
ters more conducive to affinitizing around
the parlor stove.
—Everybody is happy except the fsllow
with a lot of money to invest. The oppor-
tunities are so many and returns so prom-
ising that is is little wonder he is worried
ahout which one to grasp.
—Christmas isn’t so far off that ite per-
plexing problems ean be kept ont of mind
much longer. The million dollar heart
with the ten dollar pooket hook is the one
that will have the most trouble.
—An automobile that will go either on
land or wate: has been invented. There
are some owners in Bellefonte who, at
¢imes, have been almost convinoed that the
auto that will go at all anywhere has not
yet been invented.
—In the oase of the most recent New
York flurry it is said that ‘‘others farnish-
ed the cash while MORGAN gets the glory."
We recall some other flurries over there
where ‘others furnished the cash,’’ but it
wasn't the glory MORGAN got then. He
got the dough.
—As a panio maker and a trust busting
and nature fakir TEDDY is all right, but
when it comes to furnishing the ideas for
pew government oonins ; well, that takes
an artistic nature that isn’t dominant with
a six shooter in each band and a howie
knife between its teeth.
—Messrs. CHUTZ AULL and BILL Stu-
ART have just given five thousand dollars
for a swimming tank for the new ashletio
houve at State College. Knowing the two
worthies as we do weare constrained to re-
mark that ere long their maunificent gift
will he known as the oil tank.
—The heavy importations of foreign gold,
fitty-one million dollars wishin the last
two weeks, tell the tale of where the wheat
and cotton orops are going. We must feed
and clothe the world this year and when
the world is biddiog for food and raiment
we must understand that prices are going
to be high.
~The ministers of the land are stirring
up quite a mess over the fact that “In
God We Trust'’ has been left off the new
gold coins recently minted. Just why ib
was lett off no one seems to know more
thao that Mr. RoosevELT desired it. If
TEDDY expects the people to trust in him
he'll have to brace up considerable aud be
one thing or the other. This game of woh-
ble that he has been playing won't do.
—When Congress meets next month it
will probably have a plethora of financial
bills to consider. The present trouble is
always uppermost in the American mind.
It rarely goes deep enough for cause; being
frenzied hy the effect. The most beneficens
thing Congress could do would be to modi-
ty the tariff laws so that it would be impos.
sible to extort hundreds of millions of dol.
lars from the people only to keep them
locked ap and out of nee in government
—The courts of Mississippi have just de-
cided that ‘Go to heill”’ is not profanity.
It seems to us that such a conclusion
should uot bave worried the legal mind
very greatly. Of coarse is isn’t profanity,
bat it is a decidedly inelegant expression,
coarse and offevsive ; indicating lack of
gentility in ite user and naually a short vo-
oabulary. But, withal, there are times
when pent up feelings seem to find no oth-
er satisfactory avenue of escape than
throngh it or the word ‘‘damn.”
—The decisive progress of the prohibition
and local option movement bas brought
the brewing and distilling interests of the
country to a realization of the fact thas
their millions and millions of dollars worth
of property may be made worthless ina
twinkling. And we vote with pleasare that
they are already organizing to reform the
traflic in their products. The liquor peo-
ple cannot hope to satisfy the Tewperance
people with anything elee than permavens
and complete elimination of the traffic the
world over, but they can take much of
the ammunition away from the prohibi-
tionists and local option advocates hy
themselves insisting that retailers he more
careful in dispensing the stuff and give less
offense aud fewer infractions of the law.
—It is certainly a source of great sasis-
faction to note that while banks in many
other parts of the country have heen com-
pelled to resort to issuing sundry kinds of
gorip and in most instances curtail the
cashing of checks to items of less than five
dollars th: three Bellefonte institutions
have moved right along with their nsnal
methods of doing business. They have
plenty of currency for the needs of the
community and there is no danger of Belle.
fonte going onto a sorip basis like so many
of its neighbors. However, a scrip basis
peed oanse no one alarm, for under the sys-
tem adopted for its issuance it is based
purely on bonds that the government au-
thorized for an issnavce of currency so
there is really no difference in its value
representation, whether it should be print-
ed in Bellefonte or Washington.
sMalefaciors of Great Wealth,"
In 1904 Joux D ROCKERFELLER, H. |
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION. &
BELLEFONTE, PA., NOVEMBER 15, 1907.
Consternation tu the Machine.
The Republican machine has been
H. Rockers, J. PierroNT MORGAN, E. H. | thrown into something like a state of con-
HARRIMAN and other ‘‘malefactors of great |
wealth,” invested their own and other peo- | Mercantile
ple’s money in a corruption fund to be |
used to bribe voters to support THEODORE |
It in not cer- | is considered among the choicest plums on
RooseveLT for President.
steroation by a shake-up in the Board of
Appraisers in Philadelphia.
The Board consists of five members and
the office, with a salary of $6,000 a year,
tain that they contributed cheerfully or | the tree. The law provides for minority
But THEODORE ROOSE- | representation but in Philadelphia that is
VELT having taken his Secretary of Com: | usually a meaningless term and the major-
merce and Labor out of the cabinet and
made him chairman of the Repablican
National committee, they bad no alterna-
tive. As Secretary of Commerce and La-
bor, with access to all their books, he had
them between the upper and nether mill
stones aud conld grind them to his heart's
coutent or squeeze thew to the satiety of his
malice. He knew of their orimes and un-
derstood the peril in which they lived.
Messrs. ROOKERFELLER, MORGAN, HAR-
RIMAN, RoaErs and the other ‘‘malefac-
tors of great wealth,’ are not pleased with
the policies which THEODORE ROOSEVELT
has adopted since his election as the result
of their contributions to their own and oth-
er people’s money to the CORTELYOU cor-
raption fund. Ina previous message Mr.
ROOSEVELT has said that ‘in dealing with
business interests, for the goverumens to
undertake by crude aod ill-considered leg-
islation to do what way turn ous to be bad
would be to oar the risk of such] far-
reaching national disaster that it would be
preferable to undertake votbing as all.”
The gentlemen named accepted that deols-
ration as the real sentiments of the Presi-
dent and, thinking bim a sale man for their
purposes, bought his election from the ven-
al voters of the country.
Messrs. ROCK ERFELLER, MORGAN, HAR.
RIMAN, ROGERS aud the other ‘‘malefac-
tors of great wealth” would like to bave
popular sympathy because they have been
cheated in their corrupt deal with Mr.
CORTELYOU in the interests of THEODORE
RooSEVELT. So far as we are concerned
we would like to sympathize, or at least
condole with them. They bave been
cheated beyond questivn, CORTELYOUjab-
stracted sheir own and other people’sjmon-
ey from shew under palpably false pre-
teuces. But it is atterly impossible, for us
to either condele or sympathize. There is
a principle of law that if a man engaged in
the perpetration of a felony comuwits war-
der, he is guilty of the higher crime,
though Le bad no intention to commit it.
The tarpitude of the real purpose carries
or involves the penalty of the other crime.
The “malefacturs of great wealth'’ are
probably suffe.ing immensely on account
of the absurd actions of the man whom
they elected to the great office of Presi-
dent by crimival piooesses. Bat that is
their owo affair and il the grilling coutin-
ues uutil they sre impoverished or impris-
oned, we shall enter no protest. They
“sowed to the wind’’ and have a right ‘‘to
reap the whirlwind.” They sacrificed
every priuveciple of patriotism aod jostioe
iu corrupting the electorate of the country
in order to perpetuate the control of the
Republican party and coutinue their own
frauchises to graft. Let them suffer uow
all that the law allows. They have never
beens ‘‘desirable oitizens.’”” They bave
always been grafters and if shey quarrel in
the division of she spoils it ia sheir affair.
The Grafters “aster” in Mind.
The capitol grafters are perceptibly
‘‘easier’’ in mind since the election. It
may be said that shey never were in very
serious fear of conviction. Their cvnfidence
in the wuccess of the Republican machine
campaigu for she recovery of complete con-
trol of the state povernmeunt influenced
them to waive a number of techniosl ad-
vantages in setting a time for trial. Since
the election, however, they have thrown
off all disguise. They sneer as even the
suggestion of conviction. They literally
laugh at the law.
Of course those oriminal conspirators
understand that shey will he put on trial
and probably at the time set upon agree-
ment between conusel for the State and the
acoused. SAMUEL SALTER underssood
that he would have to stand trial when he
sarrendered to the authorities after the
eleotion of the *‘unspeakable’’ JORN WEA-
VER to the office of Distrios Attorney of
Philadelphia. Bat he understood that the
trial would be in a friendly court by a *‘fix-
ed’ jury and shat bis acquittal had been
absolutely agreed upon in advance. The
capitol gratters have precisely the same
understanding. They have arravged for a
The capitol grafters were more deeply
concerned in the resnit of the election than
any other residents of the State and they
contributed most liberally to the campaign
fand. They rexlized shat she election of
JOHN G. HARMAN to the office of State
Treasurer meant to them penal servitude
and to the State she elimination of grals.
It is small wonder that they were earnest
supporters of SHEATZ and shat they secur-
ed the services of the venal press, at the
price of large sums and self stoltification.
Their personal liberty was involved.
ity of four to one wakes the minority mem-
her a pecaliarly helpless entity. Hitherto
the machine has worked it to the limit,
With HesrY C. Raxsney, HENRY J. |
TRAINER, E. A. DEVLIN and JouN B.
LUKINS composing the majority it is safe
to say that nothing got away.
The appointment of the hoard ix a joint
prerogative of the Auditor General of the
State and the City Treasurer of Philadel.
phia. The head and front of the PENROSE
opposition in the city is Mr. E. A. Van:
VALKENBURG, editor of the Philadelphia
North American. That geutleman aspires
to control the policies and organization of
the party and with that purpose in view
hopes to succeed PENROSE, if not in the
Senate, at least iu the management of the
party. In furtherance of his scheme he
had Rosgrt K. YOUNG uominated as the
Republican candidate for Auditor General
lass year. Sabsequently he attempted to
use Mr. YOUNG as a club to enloroe the re
sirement of Colonel WESLEY R. ANDREWS
as shairman of the State Committee. In
this he failed and almost made a bad mess
In the appointment of mercantile ap-
praiser for Philadelphia the other day, Mr.
YOUNG selected a« hie personal representa-
sive on the hoard, Mr. F. E. VAN VALK-
ENBURG, brother of the ambitious editor.
With this entering wedge it is expected
that a big split in the machine organiza-
tion will be accomplished. After the first
Monday in May, next year, Aunditor Gen-
eral Young and State Treasurer-eleot
SHEATZ will constitute a majority of the
revenae commissioners who levy the taxes
on corporations. SHEATZ is under pledge
to VAN VALKENBURG to join in the oppo-
sition to PENROSE and with that influence
and what can be extracted from the shake.
up in the Board of Mercantile Appraisers,
the chances are that & formidable opposi-
tion to PENROSE can he created.
There is no certainty as to the attitude
of Mr. SHEATZ in the matter, however.
The friends of PENROSE declare that Mr.
YouNG was nnder pledge to aid the organ-
ization in the use of the patronage of his
office and it is known that Mr. SHEATZ
bas ‘‘been bonded to the limit’ in the
same way. He worked both ends against
the middle during the campaign and will
be forced to break faith with one side or
the other. If he finally determines to go
along with YOUNG in fulfilling the duties
of wembership in the Board of Revenue
Commissioners it is safe to predios, not
only the defeat of PENROSE but his com-
plete elimination from the party organiza-
tion. VAN VALKENBURG is after him.
Sheatz and the Veterans.
There is little, if any, evidence that the
veterans of the Civil war voted with any
degree ol unanimity against Joux O.
SHEATZ for State Treasurer. They had
every reason to vote against him as a unit.
He defeated the pension bill which would
have given a moity to each of them and it
may be assumed that he was influenced to
his opposition to the measure because he
wanted to have a big surplos in the treas-
ary for nse after his election. But the old
soldiers are credulons folk, it appears.
They accept any excuse for adhering to the
Republican machine. They, or at least
some of them even think that the Republi-
can machine pays them the pensions they
The pension question was not made an
issue of the campaign by the emoviasic
organization. The veterans themselves
took it up and urged their comrades to re-
sent a palpable aod deliberate injury.
The comrades seemed to respond
freely and the oasual observer might
easily have imagined shat the votes of the
Veterans and Sous of Veterans would have
been practically solid against the man re-
sponsible for their disappointment. Bat
the vote indicates no such result. The
veterans and their sons voted as usual.
They cherished she foot that kicked them.
They voted for the man who deprived them
of a trifle which might have been paid and
The Republican machive promised them
a pension bill in the future and probably
that satisfied the veterans. The Repubii-
can machine is prolific in promises and
resourceful in pledges. Bat the truth is
that the on bill, which was vetoed
because Mr. SHEATZ convinced the Gov-
ernor that the revenues were inadequate to
meet is, was as lair and just a measure as
can be prepared. Besides there is plenty
of money, or wil eh rian to
pay every pension . In
would have been a dangerously large and
mischievous surplus in the treasury after
the pensions bad been paid if the CoonraN
Palpable Poittical Defanit.
Even a oursory analysis of the election
returns makes one significant fact entirely
plain. It is that the defeat of the splen- | Jue ward are shure whocoin she mistor.
did candidate of the Democratic party for |
State Treasurer, Hw. JoHN G. HARMAN,
was the result of Democratic defaals. The
absent vote would bave given him an over-
whelming majority and so crippled the
republican wachine as to make it harmless
for many vears to come.
confined to no particular section, moreover, |
It i= notable al! over the State though a
rifle more acoeutnated in the districts ous-
side of the swo great oities, Philadelphia
and Pitisharg. The Democratic vote was
larger in both those cities and the Republi-
ean majority less than last year.
That being trae responsibility for the
miscarriage of she eleosion this year is as-
eribable in the main to Democratic de-
lingueney in the rural communities and
principally among she farmers. Ol course
there are extennating circumstances. Help
on the farm is hard to get and in some seo-
tions absolately impossible and the farmer
whose crops are out likely feels that his
first and most important duty is to look
after such things. Election day was fine
for farm work and farmers who had a con-
siderable distavce to go to the polls were
naturally reluctant to sacrifice the time
necessary. But in the default they made
a greater saoritice. They neglected a civio
obligation of vast magnitude. :
If WiLLiam H. BERRY badn’t been
elected State Treasurer two years ago,
$25,000,000 would bave been stolen from
the resources of the State in the construo-
tion and equipment of the capitol within
the period of a few years. That equals
more to each farmer than he saved by husk.
ing corn on election day instead of goivg to
the election. Not only that but the failure
to vote involves consent to the political
immorality which is rapidly making the
State of Pennsylvania a reproach to the
citigenship of the ooantry. The Grangers
aod farmers in other organizations com-
plain of injustice in the administration of
the government but if they fail to vote
they bave themeelves to hlame.
Roosevelt's Personal Satisfaction.
” a :
In a sort of semi official proclamation
President ROOSEVELT hus expressed bis
personal satisfaction with the results of the
election. No other President ever went
80 far in partisanship but no other Presi
dent ever personally bargained with male-
factors to raise funds to bribe voters in kis
interests, ‘‘Takiog one consideration with
the other,’ as the comic opera writer put
it, there are no reasons for surprise that
ROOSEVELT has done so unseemly a shing.
But it is vot casy to conjecture what
particular feature of the election results so
de-light-ed onr ‘‘rain-in-the-iace’’ exeon-
tive. It could hardly have been the almost
obliteration of the Republican majority in
New Jersey because of the avowed opposi-
tion of the better element ol the citizen.
ship of that State to bis ahsurd policies.
The election of Tom JOHNSON to the office
of Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, by a majority
largely increased on account of ROOSE-
VELT'S support of the other candidate, was
not likely the reason for his satisfaction
either. Then what was it?
Probably the restoration of the PENROSE
machine to compiete control in Penusyiva-
nia inflaenced him to his rejoicing. It is
known that PENROSE has agreed to saori-
fice his senatorial colleagne, Mr. KNOX, in
the interest of a third term for ROOSEVELT
and onr presidential . hoodler discerns in
the PENROSE control of the Peunsylvania
treasury vast opportunities for collecting
campaign corruption funds. ROOSEVELT
lias no greater reason for rejoicing.
February Election Primaries,
The county commissioners have decided
that the primaries for the nomination of
candidates for borongh and township offices |
to he voted for at the February election
shall be held this year as in the past, and
not under the rules of the New Primaries
law. Ip counties like Centre it is discre.
tionary with the county commissioners as
to how the spring primaries shall be beld,
though the primaries for the general fall
election must be held according to the new
law. And inasmuch as the Auditor Gen-
eral has intimated that the State would
not stand the expense for counties like
Centre holding the spring primaries in ac-
cordance with the late Act of Assembly
the commissioners do not care to sake the
responsibility of going to the hig expense
thus entailed aud then be compelled to
pay it out of the county treasury. So bor-
oogh and township chairmen and election
officers as well as prospective candidates
should bear in mind that nominations will
be made as heretofore at primaries held the
latter part of January. !
——What a big crop of stories will he
garnered in the next two weeks. Bat of
course there will have tobeas itis a long
time until the fishing season opens, with
bill bad been signed and SHEATZ is re-
sponaible for the veto. i
months of dreary winter evenings in the
From the Altoona Times.
The moss contemptible class of people in
world is full of human vultures who are
ever on the alert to take advantage of sita-
ations that afford them the opportunity of
preying upon those who are temporarily de-
fenseless. Sometimes they take the
of brutal thogs, like the horde of erimivals
who robbed corpses at San Francisco alter
The defauls is the city bad been laid waste by a dreadful
calamity; another time pose as finan-
ciers like those in Wall street to-day who
are retarding a solution of the financial dif-
ficulisy. The only difference between the
two olasses is that in San Francisco they
were summarily shot down by the soldiery,
while in New York they were pointed to as
shrewd speculators and held np as an ex-
ample for the youth of our conutry tostrive
k As the moment when the financial mar-
ety un to emerge (rom the pauio pre-
oipitated by the sanipulations of dtkersp-
ulous speculators, a
blers on the New Yo hn me
started to corner contracts for December
delivery of the produot, and so successful
have they been shat they threaten to sheck
completely the exports of coston from the
United States and out off the most substan.
tial source of relie! for the monetary
stringency that has been ailing in all
seotions of the conntry. Unless the corner
is broken, it is feared that the usual cotton
movement of this season of the year will be
completely reversed and instead of build-
ing ap a substantial credit in Europe u
whioh to base gold imports, New York
bankers will be Hod to arrange for repay-
wens for the enormous amount of she sta-
ple that was sold months ago to Europe
Tbe uoprincipied crowd of manipulators
who have set ves down toa busz-
zard's [least think listle of the ts of
their ghoulish schemes and care less. What
matters it to them if business is pasalyzed,
entailing embarrassment to thousande
bonest business men and fnauciers and
widespread distress to millious of the mas-
ses ? Patriotism is to them a meaningless
term. Their sense of duty to mankind is
measored by the dollar-mark. They see no
iarthet bun their Swelling beak ZSosount
and will stoop to ap tor their
dreams of avarice. y :
This olass of individuals are largely re
sponsible for the recent orisis. Manipula-
tors attempted to corner the copper market
with other people’s money and failed.
When every honest man in the country is
doing bis level best to repair the
they have done, another gang of
compelled to devote I to Wall
street methods. War, pestilence, tamine
or misfortune —whatever ill besides the
nation—find the carrion birds of finance
ready for a feast. a_i
A Beggar on Horse back.
From the Pitsburg Post,
The Honorable George Barnsdall Cox, of
Cincinnati, isa statesman after theap-
proved Pennsylvania machine stripe, who
1s somewhat out of bis element in the ris
tug tide of political independence in the
Buckeye State. If Mr. Cox continues to
hold so the views be expressed in a New
York interview Satarday he will soon be
oat of power again, too. Mr. Cox was
snowed under in Cincinnati two years ago,
when the State responded to Taft's devan-
ciation of his hosism by putting into
office an opposition which has failed to
wake good wish the Philadelphia-like peo-
ple of Cincinnati.
A very little decent administration is
too much apparently for the sodden citizen.
ship of these two degraded municipaiities,
and the Cox gang bas just been retnined to
power. much as Philadelphia returned to
her civic vileness last spring. Mr. Cox
lay« the flattering unetion to his soul that
bis local snecess and the defeat of the Tafs-
Burton-administration forces in other parts
of Ohio presage the rivival of the Cox-For-
aker Dick regime in the State. [tis in-
conceivable to a statesman of the Cox type
that the overthrow of one rival organiza-
tion means anything else shan the exalting
of the other. He cannot see that the peo-
ple of his State are in revolt against both
cligunes of selfish, corrupt partisans.
In Toledo the last ten years the ma-
| chiniste of both political parties have heen
uniformly whipped every time they have
| contested for domination on loonl issues,
Apd Tom Johneon, whois invincible on
local issues in Cleveland, has had but lis.
tie more than normal part when
he tried to enter larger fields. Mr. Cox
cannot see that voters are learning to dis-
‘ eriminate very clearly, and that he and his
| bunch of self-seeking lenders are likely to
| get their humps just as hard whenever the
| people can get a good orack at them. Cin-
-cinnati is now the cancerons spot on the
Onio body politic, juss as Philadelphia is
in this State. Only in Ghio this pathologi-
oa! condition of politics is better appreoia-
ted than it is yet in Pennsylvania.
As Seen trom Outside.
From the Springfield Republican.
The regular Republican strength was
maintained in the Pennsylvania and Ne-
braska elections for minor state offices.
reform blioans had returned to the
told in the Keystone state, and a candidate
for state treasurer agreeable to them had
been nominated. It is a peculiar fact thas
the proof of the extensive and infamous
frauds in building the new state spies as
Harrisharg, which had heen publ by
the investigating committee within the
past year, bad no effect npon this year’s
voting. The State, in going Democratic
two years ago, appeared to punish the
dominant party for orimes in
ater frat but now that the orimes are
efinitely found out and confessed the
again revels in its old time plaralities.
——Real fall weather is the kind we
have been having all of this week.
gs up and hinders the of
The people of Upite States; Stuer or
or later, for irom oer tin, will 3
a A A 1 STA BTR SAO
Spawils from the Keystone.
~The school board of Oil City is perplexed
over the attendance at school of a Chinese
student. It is claimed by some that he is
only 18 years of age while others declare he
is about 25, and should not be permitted to
mingle with the young children.
~Thomas Pearson, aged 51 years, appeared
at the office of register DeHaas in Clearfield
Thursday morning and asked for 2 license to
wed Mrs. Dorothy Buckley, widow aged 79
years. He has been a widower two years
and the bride-to-be has been a widow since
~Joseph E. Thropp, of Everett, has just
consummated a big coal land deal in the
Broad Top region, having purchased 2.800
acres from the Peabody estate. These will,
it is suid, make close to 5,000 acres of land,
upon which there are 400 coke ovens, owned
by Mr. Thropp.
~—Suffering a fit of remorse after a pro-
longed spree, John Muric, of South Bethle-
hem, on Thursday attempted to end his life
with a rope, a gun, a ragor, a koife and by
butting out his brains, but was frustrated in
every attempt, when he gave up further at-
tempts to end hi« career.
~The Jersey Shore Patriotic Order Sons
of America have donated to the school of the
Third ward, twenty-four beautiful silk flags,
for the purpose of adorning the interior of
the school rooms, as well as to instill patriot.
ism into the hearts of the boys and girls who
attend the public schools.
~Thomas McLaughlin, of Bryn Mawr,
near Philadelphia, had been suffering for
years from frequent sharp twinges about the
knee which he attributed to rheumatism,
until Thureday, when a surgeon took from
his knee a needle that bad been imbedded
there sixteen years ago, when he was a boy.
—William N. Getty, known as “Buster’’
Getty on many of the leading race tracks,
died penniless oun Sunday at the home of a
friend in Pittsburg, from the excessive use
of drugs, at the age of 39 years. Getty spent
three fortunes aggregating $300,000 and the
last year had been working as a porter about
—A panic was created in Hogeutogler's
laundry, Harrisburg, on Wednesday, by the
collapse of » water tank on the roof of the
building containing 30,000 gallons of water.
The roof was crushed in and of the thirty
girls in the establishment several were hurt
by falling debris and several jumped out of
—Millivns of tons of anthracite conl are to
be exposed to the miners’ picks as the result
of | of an agreement just made between W. H.
Reenfield, of Philadelphia and the Big Creek
Coal company, granting the latter the right
tomine a tract of 239 acres in Schuylkill
township, Schuylkill conuty. The lease is
for thirty years.
—It has just been discovered that the
Penusylvania and the Lehigh Valley rail-
roads, about Hazleton, have been systemat-
jeally robbed of thousands of dolims worth
of iron and brass by junk dealers. Cars left
standing on sidings are robbed of brake
shoes and brass journals are removed where
pussible. Detectives are looking out for the
house in Reading on Wednesday for a Bible
printed in 1569 and containing the family
tecord of the Bertolet family for more than
300 yeArs. A controversy arose as to its
owhership in the settlement of an estate and
Judge Bland ordered it to be sold at. public
sale. It was started at $10 and was knocked
down to Miss Strub Bertolet at $185.
—Exeavators for a new state road in Cam.
berland township, Adams county, struck a
fine vein of excellent con! about pine feet in
depth and only about a foot beneath the sur-
face, for a distance of about 2 mile. It had
Joug been noticed that after « heavy 1ain the
flowing water in the loeality became black,
but no one thought that coal existed there
aud the discovery has created con-iderable
—At a meoting of the official board of Pine
street Methodist Episcopal church of Wil-
linmsport, held Tuesday evening, Thanks-
giving duy, November 28th, was fixed as the
date upon which the cormer stone for the
new ehurch now building will be laid. The
exercises will be held at 10 o'clock a. m. of
that day. In connection with the service the
usu! union Thanksgiving day services of
the Methodists will be held.
—Miss Nannie Magill, the 15.year-old
daughter of Edward Magill, of Gray's Run,
Lycoming county, had an almost miraculous
escape from instant death by shooting while
visiting at the home of her grandfather,
George Shires, at Cascade, Monday evening.
A gun in the bands of her uncle was acei-
dentally discharged and the bullet glanced
across girl's forehead, cutting open the skin
but inflicting no serious wound.
—At Renovo, Clinton county, Tuesday
afternoon Albert Reisdorf was shot in the
back with a heavy charge from a shot gun
held by John Homan. They were hunting
rabbits below the town when = rabbit jump-
ed up in front of them and Reisdorf got in
front of Homan's gun, receiving the full
charge close to one of bis hips. The bowels
aud lower portion of the abdomen were terri
bly torn and death soon relieved his suffer
—James Handran, who during the past
three or four months had been in the employ
of Swift & Co., in Philipsburg, as solicitor
and collector and who resigned his position
ouly about ten days ago, died at noon on
Saturday at the Central hotel in Houtedale,
after an illness of about a week wiih poeu-
moni, aged 28 years. The home of the de-
The | ceased was Troy, N. Y., but he had been a
clerk in Houtzdale for about four years prior
to going to Philipsburg.
—Quite an excitement was created in the
Clairndon hotel at Mapleton, Huntingdon
county, on Thursday night about 8 o'clock
when the generator of the acetylene gas
plant in the basement exploded, Frank
Quinta, a young Italian, who was left in
charge of the generator for the night,thought-
lessly carried a lighted candle into the apart-
ment and holding it close to the engive,
caused the explosion. The plant was badly
wrecked and a portion of the generator was
driven throught the porch roof. Several per-
sons were on the porch but no one was in
jured. Quinta was severely injured.
BE WAS A livehy eontestin. (he-COUFt.