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T'is the week before Christraas
And all oe'r the town,
There's ice on the pavements
On which some sit down
Then swear like the d
And look like a goose
As they pick themselves up
With their back teeth jarred loose,
—Only one more year of TEDDY.
—Christmas will be here and gone before
you know it.
—The country doesn’t need more money
balf as mach as we do.
—What is lef: of the CORTELYOU beom
wouldn't make a good bustle for TAFT.
— Remember the true Christmas spirit is
not so much what you give, but how you
—So the peace battle ship fleet is to oir-
ole the globe. All the nations must see
w hat a long tail our ca$ has got.
—One god bump was sufficient to wreok
It is a wonder be
the CORTELYOU boom.
didn’t say worse than ‘‘damn !”’
—A pleasant word oftentimes does
ma ch tocheer up some disheartened patient
worker as the most munificens gift could
—Every day PENROSE grows stronger.
He will soon be strong enough to accept
another election to the United States Sen:
—Denver is a long way off for the Penn-
sylvania Democrat without a pass. Of
oonrse the walking will be better in the
—Only a few weeks more watil the trial
of the capitol grafters will begin. Not so.
This is merely a dream of the “honest
voter” of Pennsylvania.
—The Jersey City woman who gave a
man twelve dollars to marry her evidently
doesn’s appreciate the fact that there isa
money stringency in the land.
—1It¢ will be a sad Christmas for the min-
ing village of Monongah. All the more
thankful ought the more fortunate
when such distress is the portion of others.
There's lots 'o fat ones, lots 'o lean
So Santy do take care
That the girl with the pipe-stem stockin's
Is sure to get her share.
—The Chicago justice who bas just raled
that it is the man’s duty to walk the floor
with the baby ought to get a little com-
mon law from a young banker who lives
on Linn Street.
—It was scarcel
affinity is about to be aired.
—Postal savings banks may sound all
right but they would not be good things
for country communities for the reason
that large sums of money would be carried
to be expected that
Pittsburg wonld atay out of the lime light
long. Another divorce scandal in which
JosepH E. ScuwaAB has found an actress |
Wise and Otherwise Grange Polictes.
The State Grange is to be congratulated
upon the success of its session held at
West Chester last week. It was the most
satisfactory convention within the history
of the organization, covering a period of
thirty-five years. The attendance exceed
ed that of any of ite predecessors and the
proceedings were of absorbing interest.
The Seoretary of Agricaltare in Washing-
ton participated in the deliberations and
flattered the farmer folk, more or less, by
assuring the Grange that the tillers of the
soil are ‘‘the salt of the earth.” He told
them, moreover, that the government of
the United States is doing mach for them
and intimated pretty strongly that before
long they would bave little to do except
receive the bounties of a generous parental
The Grange adopted a series of resolu-
sions which in a political organization
would serve the purposes of a platform.
That is, it declared belie! in and pledged
support to certain policies and condemned
with becoming emphasis the recent altera-
tion of the face of certain coins of the
realm. ‘‘The principles of the order are
founded on truth and respect for the
that the principles of the order be adhered
to the Grange protested ‘‘against the mani-
esto whiob has removed from our coins
the motto ‘Iu God We Trust’. Nothing
could be more appropriate than this decla-
ration. The Grange stands for the highest
standard of public and private morality
and the manifesto in question is nothing if
not subversive of both.
We are not able, however, to command
with equal enthusiasm the position assum-
ed by the Grange ou some other questions.
On the matter of postal savings banks, for
example, we gravely doubt the wisdom of
the position assumed by the Grange.
Postal savings banks have hecome a popa-
lar Shibboleth among a large number of
well meaning people bat it seems to us
that there are other and more efficient
remedies for the financial ills with which
the body politic appears to be afflicted. It
bas heen soggested that a government
guarantee of deposits in Natioval and State
bavks, under conditions which would
make the operation as sale as the guarantee
of National bank notes, would be possible,
and if that is true itis tne safer specific.
During periods of prosperity postal sav-
ings hanks might not materially disarrange
normal commercial conditions though
even under soch circumstances it would
afford treasury officials dangerous oppor-
tunities to ‘‘farm’’ the ounrrenoy of Jthe
conntry. The deposits would be made
in the country postoffices, of course, but
the money would all go to the oentre,
away to the great centers leaving no sur- | which is the Postoffice Department in
plus at home for the accommodation of | Washington.
—The esteemed Johnstown Democrat is
very much perturbed lest Pennsylvania's
delegation to the Denver convention shall
At least the Democrat
affects to discern a difference between a
it lies of course no one without the fertile
brain of a Col. WARREN WORTH BAILEY
would attempt to say, but sufficient unto
not be Demooratic.
Gurrey man and a Democrat.
the day is the evil thereof and we are
olined to the belief that Penvsylvania will
do the right thing when the time comes.
Our Message to Santy.
Next week old Sant 'l be around
With toys and things galore
We hope he'll visit everyone
Just like he's done before
And so for fear he hasn't planned
Right presents for you all
We'll holler up the chimuey
For them that's ‘shamed to call.
We want a ruling from a court
We need it, for yorgee,
If he doesn't ‘ soon.
The bug house for Roger B.
We want abird, a warbler sweet,
That can sing dear Genevieve
For willie R. and his Dora Deen
When they must take their leave.
We want a tape, and ticker too,
For an Irish friend in town,
With a market always goin’ up
Aud never goin’ down.
We want a vote on Prohibish
I tell you that's no he
We want to meet the Temperance folks
A comin through the rye.
We wunt a parson, grand and good,
A ten thousand plunker kind,»
For a flock that pays him only one
The balance——in his mind.
We want two pigs for D. J. K.
The kind that can't be stuck
By a butcher man whose blunder skins
The funny page in Puck,
Next Spring we want some councilmen
No more reformin’ kind
We'd sooner have the ones that work
And leave big bills behind.
We want some brains for fifty men,
Not one of whom's a coward,
Who were held up for two plunks per
By “As You Like it" Howard.
If you go broke, dear Santa Claus,
And hunt for funds in vain
We'll help you out, as best we ean,
And give you that Hasting’s claim.
In the presence, or even in
the shadow of a currency famine or finan-
cial stringency all deposite would be with-
drawn from other bauks and put in the
postoffice institution, whence it would find
its way first to Washington and thence to
Wall street, leaving the communities from
which it was drawn without facilities to
transact business at all.
Warships Haunting Trouble.
in-| The Atlantio fleet, consisting of sirteen
battleships and four auxiliary craft, steam-
ed out of HAMPTON RoaDs, Virginia, at
ten o'clock last Monday morning, haunting
trouble. The ostensible destination of this
splendid armada is San Francisco. It is
hoped, probably, that Japan will resent
the demonstration and if this expectation
going farther. Bat the fleet is equipped
and prepared for a much longer oruise, ao-
cording to the Washington dispatches, and
nobody needs be surprised if it circles the
globe in search of an enemy. The} big
stick is anxious to get into aotion.
The public has been assured from the in-
oeption of this absurd and expensive enter-
prise that the meuace of Japan was no
part of its purpose. Bat just before
sailing every Japauese steward was
dismissed from the fleet. For years officers
of the navy have found it expedient to
employ Japs in that menial service on
board ships of war. They are good cooks,
it was explained, docile servants, olean,
sober and industrious. Bat their fidelity
to the flowery empire vever abated and
their courage and patriotism were beyond
question. They sold their services but uot
their allegiance to the land of their birth
or the faith of their fathers.
If the cruise of the fleet, equipped for
war, was without sinister purpose, why
were the Jap servants removed from the
service? It can hardly be said that there
was fear that on reaching the Pacific they
would desert to seek the more congenial
olimate and environment of their native
land. Obviously they were dismissed be-
cause the purpose of the oraise is to jpro-
voke trouble with Japan and it was fel$
that in such a conflict Japanese stewards
couldn’s be trusted on board American
warships. The summary discharge offthose
men, moreover, will probably contribute
to the desired result.
Deity,” it was resolved, and to the end |
is fulfilled shere will be no necessity of |
"STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., DECEMBER 20, 1
Roosevelt Down and Out.
Penrose and the Senatorship.
The political speculators are already
sending out funny stories about the ap-
proaching coutest for the United States
Senatorship in this State. A Harrisburg
dispatch in a recent issue of av esteemed
Philadelphia contemporary, for example,
contains the amusing misinformation that
Sanator PENROSE is trying ‘‘to pull Repre-
sentative DUNSMORE, of Tioga conaty, ont
of the congressional contest, in the Lycom-
ing, Poster, Tioga and Cliuton districts,”
in order that be may be re-elected to the |
Legislature and become Speaker of the
House of Representatives. PENROSE needs
such a man for Speaker, it is inferentially
added, avd he will create the place for
DuNsyMoRg by sending FRANK B. Mc-
CLAIN, of Laocaster, whom he distrusts,
to Congress, to succeed Mr. CASSELL, who
is no longer available.
At this distance from the storm centre of
Republican politios it looks as if PENROSE
has a ‘‘cinch” on the senatorial nomina-
tion and thas there is little, il any. nDeces-
sity for him entering 10to combinations or
conspiracies to accomplish the result. The
election of Mr. SHEATZ to the office of
State Treasarer last fall settled that ques
tion beyond the shadow ofa doubt. It is
nos improbable that he would like well
enough to have Representative DUNSMORE
in the chair daring the session of the Leg-
jslature in which the senatorial vote will
be taken. DUNSMORE is faithful to the
machine, adroit, capable, and bas main- |
tained a reputation for respectability that
is rare among machine henchmen. PEN-
ROSE ueeds such a man for Speaker now
just as he needed such a man as the candi-
date for State Treasurer, last fall. It is the
only way he can fool the public and as the
public likes to be fooled, it isa wise poli-
oy for PENROSE to pursue. But PENROSE
doesn’t need DUNSMORE nearly as bad as
DUNSMORE needs PENROSE aud if the slip-
pery Tiogan withdraws from the congres-
gional fight in order to become Speaker of
the House, it will he on his own account.
The probabilities are that FRANK Me-
CLAIN will go to Congress as the successor
of CASSELL, but he will not be influenced
by a desire to make a place for DUNSMORE
in order to help PENROSE. McCLAIN has
been casting covetous eyes toward Wash-
ington for some years and the indiscretions
of CASSELL have opened up the way to the
realization of hie ambition. Even if he re-
tarned to Harrisbarg, moreover, he
wonldn’s be in DUNSMORE'S way for the
speakership as about the only accuracy in
the long drawn out collection of absardi-
gies is the statement that PENROSE dis-
trusts MoCLAIN and whether DUNSMORE
goes back to the Legielature or not or
whether McCLAIN goes to Washington or
Harrisburg, the Lancaster song-bird will
not preside over the deliberations of the
House during the next session.
Row in the Kitchen Cabinet.
There is grave trouble in the President’s
“kitoben oabinent.’’ Secretary of the
Treasury CORTELYOU, until recently one
of the President’s prime favorites, has re-
ceived what he himseif designates as ‘‘a
damuoed tough tarn’’ from the White
House, and first assistant postmaster
General HITCHCOCK has been shorn of his
patronage in the South. Conjecture as to
the ultimate resalt of this condition of
affairs has been ronuiog riot for several
days and a break-up in the cabinet is pre-
dioted. Nothing of that kind bas happen-
ed as yet, but the President has been ex-
ceedingly busy, of late, and may not have
had time to do things.
The origin of all this muss was the ex-
posure of a clandestine campaign, on the
part of Mr. CORTELYOU, for the Republi-
can presidential nomination. During the
campaign for the nomination four years
ago, Mr. RoosgveLT found CORTELYOU a
shrewd manipulator and encouraged him in
the cultivation of the arts of the politician.
Since the crusade against certain ‘‘male-
factors of great wealth,” some of the ene-
mies of ROOSEVELT have induced CORTEL-
YoU to become a candidate for President
and he consented. But instead of making
an open fight for himself be made a false
pretense of working for ROOSEVELT and
that strenuous gentleman resents the
The result was first the declaration of
the President that he is not a candidate
and secondly an emphatic opposition to the
candidacy of CorTELYOU. It is only just
to the Secretary of the Treasury to say that
so long as Mr. ROOSEVELT thought he was
working for a third serm there was no ob-
jection to his ‘‘pernicious activity.’ But
the moment it was discovered that the Seo-
retary was working for himsell, bis activity
became very offensive and something like
a scandal ensued. It is a sad state of af-
faire, beyond question, but if it will re-
salt in the exposure of the selfishness and
hypoorisy of RoosEVELT, it will be worth
——Only a few inches more snow and
continued cold weather would make
Obviously President ROOSEVELT has
taken the counsel of his fears rather than
that of his wishes in declaring that he is
not a candidate for re-election. His rapid-
ly waniog popularity, the constantly in-
creasing opposition to some of his most
cherished policies and finally the insist.
ence of the conservative element of his par-
ty on obedience to the constitution, ad-
monished him of she danger of defeat in pl
the event that he shoald force the conven-
tion to nominate him, which he might eas-
ily have done. The charge of Justice
BREWER, moreover, thai he was “playing
hide and seek’’ with the people, compelled
a declaration on one side or the other of
That ROOSEVELT wanted another term is
80 palpable that no man can doubt. That
be was playing polities in the interest of
his ambition scarcely admits of question.
Every recent movement he bas made,
every sentence he has uttered, every pro-
cess he has adopted, clearly proves] that
tact. The TAFT subterfuge was transpar-
ent. The ponderous War Minister baving
been tagged as a candidate was sent out of
the country that be might not see that his
name was being used to conjure with for
RooseveLT. If the panic bad not occurred
the programme would have been carried
ous. In ample time ROOSEVELT would
have declared himself in the open and car-
ried the convention to a stampede.
But the RoosEvELT policies and the
RoosEVELT mouth brought on a panic and
as it entered the front door the ROOSEVELT
prospects of a re-election took leave from
the back entrance. For atlong time he
hoped conditions would change and with.
held the announcement of his purposes as
long as possible. The Republican Nation-
al committee called upon him in a body,
but he didn’t open his mouth. He still
believed in his destiny and held to bisjpur-
pose. But when he subsequently saw the
committee do things for no other reason
than that he didn’t want them done, he
finally dispaired and sorrendered. His
ambition ‘‘o’erlept”’ itself and he is down
Bogus Reformers in Philadelphia.
In view of the approach of the Spring
election the so-called reformers of} Phila-
delphia are getting busy. They are pick-
ing out candidates for councils 1n the sev
eral wards with the expectation that the
Democrats will support them. Those
named by an esteemed Philadelphia con-
temporary as likely to be chosen in some
of the wards are deserving of the highest
favor and under ordinary cironmstances
we would be strongly inclined to give
them cordial support. For example, Bay-
ARD HENRY is suggested for select coun-
cil in the Germantown ward and he would
make an ideal municipal legislator. Bat
what's the use? .
The so-called reformers of Philadeipbia
are either without intelligence or destitute
of integrity. Year alter year they appeal
to the Democrats of the city to help them
elect certain gentlemen associated with
their alleged reforms to minor offices, and
with the view of promoting civic improve:
ment the Democrats have joined them in
the last two or three municipal elections,
then when the general elections come
around, or a Mayoralty contest is on,
every recreant in the group goes over to
the machine in order to save the tariff, thus
completely destroying the good that has
been accomplished by the preceding fu-
As a matter of fact we are not able #0
discern mach difference between Mr. Jin
McNicHoL and Mr. MasLoN H. KLISF.
go far as politheai morals are concerned
aud we infinitely prefer “DAVE” LANE to
Mr. VIVIAN GABLE. DAVE LANE and
Jim MoNicHOL have at least the courage
of their iniguities while the others are
blathering hypoorites who ought to be
cuffed every time they propose a fusion
with the Demoorats which is invariably
intended to belp their own selfish schemes
at the time and betray the Democrats in
the end. The Democrats sent GABLE to
the Senate once and he served the machine
as faithfully as Senator KEYSTER could
——This is the time of year when the
heavy express business as well as increased
passenger traffic makes all trains late so
that if they arrive at their destination
within an hour of scheduled time they are
doing well. And in this respeot it might
be said that up to the present time there
has been no noticeable restriotion in the
Christmas traffic because of the stringency
in the money markets. Loads of express
arrive in Bellefonte on every train while
the mails are already becoming burdened
with innumerable packages; and the out-
look is that old Santa will bave as much
to do as ever before next Wednesday.
—— Notwithstanding the fact that Belle-
fonte merchants are only paying 65 cents
bushel for potatoes farmers are asking 80
cents for them when peddling from house
good sleighing, even in Bellefonte.
Good Reads and the Grangers.
From the Philadelphia Record.
While reaffirming their support of the
policy of constraoting good roads, the
Penusylvania Grangers in convention at
West Chester Jast week declared against a
transfer of local self-government so commis-
sions and departments at Harrisburg “pre-
sided over by men having autocratic power
pot always exercised for she benefit of
the people.’”” This is putting it mildly
enough ; but there is no mistaking its ap-
ication in one flagrant instance which the
authors of the Grangers’ report donhtiess
bad in mind. By an insolent usurpation
of power the State Commissioner of High-
ways, Joseph W. Hunter, has appointed
and put under pay 135 tools as
‘road inspectors.” In some instances he
has appointed two inspectors for $wo bits
of township roads in sight of each other,
each alleged inspector drawing such salary
as the Chie! Highwayman arbitrarily
chooses to pay him for his alleged services.
Along with the Grangers, the rest of the
people of Pennsylvania are in favor of
liberal expenditures for good roads, even
ander this bit-or-miss system, which
would take a hundred years for its com-
pletion and which ignores the wise policy
of constrooting commodions State high-
ways. They were by no means opposed to
the appropriation of $6,500,000 for town-
ship roads by the last Legislature, which
Governor Stuart vetoed on the ground that
there was not enongh money for it in the
State Treasury. The Graogers show how
much validity is in this plea by pointing
to the Treasury surplus of $13,000,000 or
so now farmed by banks and trust com-
Bat this usurpation of the Chief High-
wayman under the nose of Governor Stu-
art combines every evil and iniquity of bad
government. Io the first place, the stat
ute hooks will be searched in vain for any
law warranticg the State Commissioner of
Highways to appoint and pay such salaries
as he may choose ¢o a batoh of road inspec-
tors which he is preparing to reduplicate
for next year’s political campaign. In the
next place, this is one of the worst exam-
ples of the infamous spoils system that has
been practised so long in Pennsylvania.
These inspectors are inted solely for
their services to the Penrose Machine.
They will begin to earn their lawless sala-
ries only with the opening of a new Pen-
Finally, the appointment of these foot-
pads of the Penrose Machine is a most im-
pudent violation of the orderly processes of
local self-government, against which the
Grangers have entered their solemn pro-
test. It is a lawless and mischievous trans-
ference to irresponsible agents of the Com-
missioner of Highways of a power of road
supervision that belongs to the responsible
county commissioners and township super-
visors elected by the people.
Anent the Preucratie National Conven=
From the Lock Haven Democrat.
In selecting a place for the national con-
vention the Democratic national committee
was pretty evenly divided between Denver
and Louisville until the committeemen
who bad voted for Chicago gave their bal-
lots to Denver and made that the conven-
tion city. The selection is not above eriti-
cism by the easterners, L'he city is 80 far
to the westward of the centre of population
that moss of the delegates will have to
travel a fatigning distance to reach it.
Other things being equal, perhaps Loais-
ville would have been a good selection.
The date selected-—July 7—was unex-
pected also. There had been some talk of
holding the convention before the Republi-
caus meets at Chicago. In moss American
cities the weather is intensely hot about
July 7, but Denver, which 1s elevated al-
most six thousand feet above the level of
the sea, with snow capped mountains near-
by, and with a perfect climate, may not be
excessively hot about that time. Besides,
the large purse raised by Denver, and the
city’s other efforts to get the convention,
doubtless inflaenced the committee in
making the selection. Whether the whole
of the purse of $100,000 will be needed is
avother matter, and one that needs no dis-
oussion. The money will not be wasted
for the sake of spending it.
As to whether a date before or after the
Republican convention should have been
selected, there is nothing to make either
time more desirable than the other. If it
be argued that in the first case the cam-
paign would be two loog, it may be
answered that the campaign is
on now. If objection be made to
publication of Democratic issues after the
adoption of a Republican platform, it may
be said shat the Republican issues bave
message and are already before the conutry.
There is nothing new for the Republican
convention to declare for.
From the New York Evening Post.
One of the weaknesses of she President’s
gingerly treatment of the revision of the
tariff is his implied view that any given
duty is a vested right of its beneficiary.
Hence no change must he made until after
‘due notice.” Hence, also, the need of
having the tariff revised only by its friends.
Bu there is no reforming pledge in all this.
We da not wait to serve due notice upon a
man who is picking our pockets. Nor do
we leave it to highwaymen to revise their
own code. In the presen t temper of the
wrong bas a better chance of being consid-
ered on its demerits than for many years.
esies of smooth things will urge that
we keep quiet about it, or wait indefinite-
ly, relying upon promises as falee asdicer’s
oathe, but the issue is irrepressible.
promises a fall evening's program of all
new scenes, pictures that cannot fail to in-
terest both old and young. There will be
po better way to spend the night before
Christmas than by going to see Howe's
moving pictures at Garman’s.
already been published in the president’a
— — Bremer mt
Spawls from the Keystone.
~The shop hands of the Reading railroad
company in Reading were paid their Novem-
ber wages in cash on Tuesday. Last month
they were paid by checks and script. The
total disbursement this month was $270,000.
—Rev. James Mcllyar, aged 91 years, died
in Franklin on Sunday. He had been a
Mason fifty-five years, an Odd Fellow fifty-
six years, and was io the active ministry of
the Metbodist Episcopal church sixty-four
—~Charles Sussman, of Reading, becoming
worried over the financial stringency, drew
$600 from s bank where he had it on deposit
and placed it in his trunk. It was found by
a thief who earried it all off and also took a
watch chain and charm.
—Four women of Knauers, Berks county,
took part in a hunt conducted by the Opos-
sum Hunting elub of that place on Saturday
and were present at the death of a big fat
'possum which the dogs caught after an ex-
citing chase of two hours.
—G. G. Shoemaker, a breeder of fine poul-
try near York, has just sold a buff Orping-
ton hen that won first prize at the Madison
Square Garden, New York, to A. J. Check,
of Henderson, 8. C., for $400. The hen
weighs just four pounds, making the price
$100 per pound.
—A big locomotive ran away from the
vicinity of the Pennsylvania railroad round
house at Harrisburg on Saturday, jumped
the track at North street, struck and killed
a horse, smashed the wagon, crashed through
a frame building, wrecking it, and landed in
—A dog belonging to Mrs. RobertiMiller, a
widow of Mount Unien, went mad on last
Tuesday and before being finally killed had
bitten six people badly, as well as several
dogs, and snapping at other men. The dog
was killed after a lively chase and the per-
sons bitten have been placed under treat-
—During the dedication services of the
new annex to the Lutheran Old People's
bome, in Erie on Sunday, Colonel John
Firch, of Oakland, Cal., a former resident of
Erie,announced a gift of $50,000 to the home,
to be used in erecting a building in memory
of his father and mother.
—Mrs. Eckley B. Coxe, widow of the Drif-
ton coal operator, has just had completed a
census of the children of the men employed
in the Coxe collieries, for the purpose of dis-
tributing Christmas gifts. There are 2,571
between 6 and 16 years of age. This is the
fortieth year that the Coxe family has pre-
sented gifts in this manner.
—On account of the prevalence of a jnum-
ber of cases of typhoid fever, scarlet fever
and diphtheria for some time in Clearfield,
the state board of health has sent Major
Wheelock, of Warren, the board’s engineer,
to that city to examine the sewerage system
and other conditions that might tend to
cause the diseases mentioned.
—The big plant of the New Jersey Zinc
company, at South Bethlehem, and the
branch at Freemansburg, Northampton eoun-
ty, have been shat down indeflnitely. throw-~
ing 500 men out of employment at the former
place and 100 at the latter. These were the
first zine works established in the United
States and have been running almost con-
tinuously since 1851.
—Mrs. Clarence W. Watson, noted in so-
ciety in Baltimore and New York, has in.
duced ber husband, who is president of the
Fairmont Coal company, to build a home for
the thousand or more children made father-
less by the recent explosions in those mines,
and Mr. Watson was in Pitsburg on Satur-
day arranging for the erection of the nec-
essary building there.
—Clyde Thompson, the well known first
baseman and manager of the Clearfield base
ball team. met with au accident just before
the close of the season in which he broke his
leg. The injured limb never mended, and
his father, George [. Thompson, a well
known Clearfield contractor, has just taken
Clyde to the Jefferson hospital in Philadel.
phia to consult a specialist.
—C. W. Kinley, an aged resident of New -
berry, a suburb of Williamsport, on Thurs-
day received a telegram announcing the
death of his daughter at Paterson, N. J. A
few minutes later the old man was stricken
with paralysis and is now in the hospital in
a critical condition. The physician says the
shock attendant upon the reception of the
news of his daughter's death caused the
—Arthur Johnson, a Pennsylvania rail.
rond brakeman, residing at Sunbury, was
instantly killed near the Bellefonte avenue
station at Lock Haven on Wednesday after-
noon by being struck by the locomotive pull-
ing the east hound flyer. His body was car-
ried about 100 (eet, many bones being broken
and the flesh mutilated. Johuson was 38
years of age nnd left u widow and} several
—A large porker, weighing slightly over
400 pounds, was killed in a pecaliar manner
at the home of its awaer, Joseph Martino,
near Blackwells, Lycoming county, on Wed -
nesday. A dyvamite railroad signal cap was
carelessly thrown into the pig pen and one
of the largest hogs attempted to eat it. As
the animal's teeth pressed against the con-
cussion cap the dynamite exploded, tearing
the head nearly off.
—The jury in the case of John J. Patter-
son, of Beaver Falls, charged with soliciting
William Howard to morder Judge R. 8. Holt,
of Beaver, returned a verdict of not guilty
on Monday. Judge John Reed, of Jefferson
county, who tried the case, remarked : “‘Gen-
tlemen, this is a sarprise to me.” The case
was sensational, it being alleged that the de-
fendant, who is a hotel keeper, had offered
money to Howard to kill Judge Holt. The
jurist had twice refused Patterson a liquor
—A few days ago butcher, auctioneer and
constable Brownlee, of Oval, Lycoming coun«
ty, slaughtered two hogs for James Kauff-
man, of Nippenose valley, and when he
came to seiison the sausage and pudding meat
be used horse powders to flavor the meat. In
the cupboard were two cans, or boxes, exact-
ly alike. Taking the horse powder can, the
contents were used to season the sausage and
pudding meat. The other box contained the
pepper that was intended for seasoning. In
the evening when Mr. Kauffman went to get
some of the horse powder to feed his stock
he found the can empty, and only then was