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Thursday Homing, July 8, 1880.
O'RKENrONDKNUB, Containing llll|>or"tHIlt lU'WR, Bollrtt
fd from any part of tin* county. No communication*
liiH*rt(*D UIIII'AH accompanied by the real name of the
—New moon again yesterday.
—Gauze underwear, at Lyon & Go's.
—Now shades of dress silks, at Lyon &
—Mr. William Lauriospcnt last Sunday
—Miss Nellie Orbison has returned homo
—Mr. John Blancltard has returned
—A splondid child's suit for $1.65, at
Lyon & Co's.
—Fine straw hats for men and children,
at Lyon & Co'a.
Mr. Levi Straub spent the Fourth
with his family in this place.
—Mr. John Ludwig, of Philipsburg,
spent the Fourth in this place.
—A summer suit can be purchased at
$3.50 at the Philadelphia Branch.
Mr. George Boal is in town, after a
continuous absence of many months.
—Mr. Frank P. Blair is out-doors again,
and don't expect to huvea glass eye, either.
—One of Harry Green's cigars is worth
a dozen of those coming from other places.
—lt is astonishing to see with what
wonderful rapidity Day's Kidney Pad has
come into favor.
—To gain the great enjoyment derived
from smoking, see that all your cigars
come from Harry Green's.
—Miss Adele Clare is at present at her
home in Philipsburg, but wo hear that she
anticipates soon embarking on a European
—Rev. John Hewitt is entertaining his
father and brother—the former from Ridge
way, Pa., and the latter from the State of
—Mr. Tliad. Longwcll, who assist
ant to telegraph operator Malin, has now
been promoted to the position of night j
operator at Milesburg.
—Spring Mills is rapidly assuming the '
proportions of a town. According to the
enumeration made by Mr. Jamison, it now
contains 278 inhabitants.
—Only two months remain before the
summer will be over. Summer clothing
is now very cheap at the Philadelphia
Branch, as the stock must he sold.
—"Cheap, cheaper, cheapest," is the
adjective they are now "declining" at the
Philadelphia Branch store. Summer cloth
ing has now reached the superlative de- I
—Now is the time for merchants to
lower the price of their summer clothing
and sell ofT the stock. Lewin, at the
Philadelphia Branch, is the lirst to set the
—A leather purse containing a small
sum of money was picked up Tuesday
morning on Allegheny street. The owner
may gain possession of it by calling at the
—The members of tho Philipsburg Cor
net Band recently arrayed themselves in
new suits, and will give an entertainment
in Potter's Hall next Saturday evening to
defray the debt thus incurred.
—There were so many events to notice
in regnrd to tho Haneock-Engli*h ratifica
tion meeting on Saturday night, that we
omitted the beautiful fireworks at the resi
dence of Mrs. Lane. They were exceed
ingly opportune in adding to the enthu
siasm at that end of town.
—The Presbyterian services will be held
in Humes' Hall next Sunday morning, and
in the "Wigwam" at night. During the
following week, the pastor, Rev. William
Laurie, will depart for his summer vaca
tion, after which, wo suppose, services
may be expected only semi-occasionally.
—One after another, the young ladies
and gentlemen continue coming home from
school, anticipating a happy time during
vacation. Miss Ida and Mr. John Furey,
of Pleasant Gap, arrived home from Lew
isburg on Saturday. Well, after a school
year well upent all the young folks deserve
a few weeks' recreation.
—Our eminent grocers, Sechler & Co.,
have again inserted one of their attractive
advertisements in the DKMOCRAT. By
consulting it, our readers can learn of tho
advantages gained by trading at that store.
Their stock of groceries is very complete.
They kill stall-fed steers weighing from
1200 to 1400 lbs., supplying their meat
market with the best of beef. Their other
meats are correspondingly fine.
—One of the neatest properties on Water
street is that of Mr. Olewine. We notice
with pleasure that he has planted a large
number of fruit trees which are just about
coming into bearing condition. He who
plants a tree confers a favor not only on
himself but those who shall survive him.
The tomato and other vines growing in
Mr. Olewine'a garden also seem exception
ally luxuriant. May he live long to enjoy
the fruita of hia industry.
—The hop held at the Brockerhoff House
last Thursday night was a delightful affair,
affording much pleasure to ail present.
There were eighty persons in attendance.
Repass' orchestra furnished the music,
which was considered par excellence. Su
perb refreshments were served. The
merry company did not separate until
three o'clock on Friday morning. Mr.
and Mrs. Toller were untiring in their
efforts to make their guests happy.
—Sugar, coffee, tea and spice,
Cheese, hominy, fruit and rico,
Dried beef that is superb to slice
Are suroly sufficient to ontico
every person in Centre county to patronize
tho grocery store of Sechler & Co., whore
all these articles may be procured.
—We see that our old friend James
Gilhland, Esq., formerly of this county,
but now resident near the National Capital,
is prosecuting claims before tbo Depart
ment, at Washington—such as pension,
bounty and war claims. Col. Gillilund,
has had largo experience, and our people
who need an agent or correspondent can
not find one more reliable and deserving.
His address is Lock Box 681, Washington,
D - 0
—The excitement prevailing in this
placo during the celebration of tho Fourth
did not exceed that of other days. There
were no events of interest to call the people
togother. Indeed, on utmost any duy
scenes of equal excitement are common
occurrences in tho vicinity of S. A. Brew
& Son's store. People consider the pur
chase of good groceries among tho most im
portant objects in life, and go in crowds to
Brew's store every day, each anxious to be
tho first sorved.
—One of tho prettiest objects it has been
our pleasure to see was an elaborately
curved clock frame exhibited to us on
Monday by Mr. Jack Holmes. It was
executed by himself. Ho shows remarka
ble skill in handling the scroll saw. This
piece of workmanship was manufactured to
tho order of Gen. James A. Beaver, and is
worth $3. But Jack also manufactures
brackets,picture frames, &c., in a very neat
manner, and at lower prices. Persons de
siring any articles of the kind will do well
to consult Jack.
—Tho Daily New* of Friday last report
ed that the residence of Misst'assey Kishel,
of Spring Mills, hud been entered by a
thief, who departed, bearing with him SOO
in gold and silver coin, lie was a more
costly caller than Miss Rishel cares to en
tertain. The same issue of the Sew* says
that one night, recently, tho store of Mr. j
11. W. Hoover, at Untonville, was entered j
through one of the front windows uml re- j
lieved of one dozen buckskin purses, three j
dozen hose, two dozen silk handkerchiefs !
and two pairs of shoes.
—The party of young gentlemen who
go into out-door encampment in the woods
every summer, are making unusually elab
orate preparations for their expedition this >
year. They expect to depart on Friday, j
the 16th instant, to remain in encampment
for about one week. Fourteen young gen
tlemen will accompany the expedition this
time. Every article of diet and all things
that can administer to their comfort have
been provided. A professional cook will j
accompany the party, whose energy and j
skill will be taxed to the utmost in prepar- [
I ing a sufficient amount of food to appease I
the demands of their shurj>ened appetites, j
We predict for them a pleasant time.
—Coup's show is an innovation ; every- ,
thing is entirely new ; every act is the |
freshest ever seen, and tho general verdict
is, that it is the best performance ever giv
;en in this city. It is a show where you
| can with propriety take your children ; we
| noticed the most respectable citizens in at
j tendance ; there wa not a stale act to-day ;
| Air. Coup stands at tho head of arenic
amusements, and hisenmpaign ought to be
one of deserved success, as it will be of
professional honor. We found no loafers,
every employee seemed a gentleman.
"That," exclaimed Mr. Coup, "is good
enough to make one feel proud of him
self."—Lanranter Courier ami Esprt.
—We have been informed that a strol
ling vendor of quack medicines, named
Waliser, last heard of in Boggs township,
varies the monotony of an occupation of
doubtful usefulness by circulating lies about
Gen. Hancock. One of his stories is that
Hancock is a Catholic, and currency is
given to the lie for the purjioso of creating
prejudice against him on that ground. Of
course if the story was correct it would be
tho General's own business, and no one but
a fool or a bigot would think of voting
against him for any such reason. But it is
not correct, and the lie may as well be
met now as at any other time. It would
be well for people, wherever the above
named follow appears, to beware, not only
of bis vile politics, but alio of his vile nos
—The faithfulness of a friendship exist
ing between companions-in-arms, is shown
by General Beauregard in publishing the
book left behind him ready for publication
by the late General J. B. Hood, whose
sudden death of yollow New Or
leans, left his ten little babes without any
provision against the future. General
Beauregard has had the book handsome)/
printed and beautifully bound and gives
his entire time to its publication, free of
charge, as the entire proceeds of the book
are given to "The Hood Memorial Fund,"
the monies of which ara invested in the
United States Registered Loan, to be do
voted to the nurture, care, support and
education of the little babes left without
father or mother. General Hood made an
investment of ail his fortune (over SIOO,-
000) in Louisiana State securities which
turned out disastrously just before his
death. The book is advertised in another
—Everybody is invited to come and in
spect the clothing at the Philadelphia
—Wo much regretted to hear of the
nad errand which drew Gen. J amen A.
Beaver from homo the latter part of last
wook. He wont to Lowisburg to attend
the funeral of bin mother, Mrs. McDonald,
who died on the 2!th ult. The General
roturnod home on Friday evening last.
Ilis WUH one of the ambient duties humanity
i called upon to perform, and knowing in
what affectionate esteem the General al
ways held his inothor, we can sympathize
with him in his great aflliction. Concern
ing Mrs. McDonald, the Lewishurg Chron
icle, in its last issue, contained tho follow
ing notice: "Mrs. Ann E. McDonald,
whoso death is recorded in this paper, was
a lady of singular ability, force of charac
ter, uiul faithfulness in tho discharge of
her duties. She raised u family of children
of whom any mother might be proud.
Among them aro Gen. James A. Beaver,
of Bellefonte ; J. Gilbert Beaver, a noble
youth who was shot through tho heart
while bravely fighting for his country at
Antictam, and the McDonald children so
favorably known in this vicinity. The
Presbyterian church has, during
her beloved place of worship; and she
was at her place in church und Sunday
school whenover her health would permit."
—From the Pittsburg Critic, of last
week, wo clip tho following notice of
Coup's shows, which will exhibit here on
Tho Circus, Hippodrome and Menagerie,
owned and directed by W. C. Coup, the
well-known amusement manager, was cal
culated, from its comprehensive strength
and general excellence, to draw the crowd,
and it fully succeeded in doing so. All
the features announced wore enrried out to
the letter of the programme. Especial
mention must be made of the famous Bron
cho stallions which have for tho past two
years challenged admiration wherever they
have been exhibited. Another novel feat
ure is found in the performances of the
Japanese acrobats and gymnasts, who cer
tainly exceed in their remarkable perform
ances anything ever attempted by a similar
troupe in this country. The American
Indian uct is an additional feature of in
terest, and their war dances, scalp hunt
and victory dance, constituted a novelty
in the ring which was certainly appreciat
ed by tho immense audience, to judge from
the ringing applauso which greeted their
exploits. The performance in the arena
was varied and excellent, and introduced
many popular and new features. Particu
larly noticeable were tho acts participated
in by James Melville, the admirable bare
back rider, Miss Kmina Htokes, in her
double tandem act, and Mine. Belmont, in
her trapeze sensation.
One of the wonders of this show is the
baby sea lion, the only one ever born out
its native element. It is now a little over
two weeks old, measures about twenty j
inches in length, nnd is tho greatest novel- J
ty in the vtorld. For this wonder Mr. |
Coup has la-en offered $.10,000.
—We wish to direct the attention of our
readers to the two advertisements which ;
apppear In the DEMOCRAT entitled respect- \
ively "A Literary Revolution" and "Cham- j
J bcrs'* Encyclopaedia." They each give '
the details of a wonderful reduction which !
| has recently been made in the price of
rUndard literature. "Chambers'* Kncy- !
| clopaedia" is one of the most desirable (
works extant. The fifteen volumes, in I
neat cloth binding, can be purchased for
the small sum of $0.25, or, the same work ,
included in tho "Library of Universal 1
Knowledge"—twenty-one v<>lume*-$10.60. j
Other work* of similar excellence in pro
portion. Perhaps more wonderful still is
another series of such works a* "Macau
lay's Life of Frederick the Great," "Baron
Munchausen," Ac., printed in plain type,
and sold for the ridiculously small sum of
five cents each. The high price of standard
| literature is no longer an impediment in
i the way of those who would become well
read scholars. Mr. H. Y. Btitzer is agent
for all the works described in the adver
tisements and will bo happy to have tbose
interested call and inspect the books.
WARM WKATIIKR TO-MORROW NIGHT.
—We hope that to-morrow and Saturday
evenings may be among the warmest yet
experienced this summer—and, at the same
time, free from rain. Wo express this
evil wish for the sake of tho ladies who are
*o busily employed in preparing for the
cake and ice cream festival to be held in
the basement of the M. E. church Friday
and Haturday evening*. Oh, for weather
that will make ice cream and lemonade a
physical necessity 1 Go, one and all; it
will be a fine affair.
—Bellefonte is at present alivo with
strangers, among whom are the usual quo
ta of pretty girls. Among those who are
entertaining, in addition to some already
noticed, we may mention tho family of
ex-Governor Curtin, whose list of visitors,
rumor says, will be still further increased
on the arrival home of Miss Kate; also
Mrs. Lane, Cyrus Alexander, Esq., Mr.
P. G. Meek and Mr. Frank P. Green.
May all the guest* carry away good im
pressions of Bellefonte and her people.
—A Sunday-school convention of the
African M. K. church convened in this
place on Saturday and closed on Tuesday
The presence of a large number of strange
faces of a dusky hue upon our streets in
dicated that the expected number of dele
gates were present. Rev. Palmer, brother
of the pastor foci, was the only visiting
ministerial delegate. The sessions were
quite numerous and the convention was
doubtless pleasant and profitable.
—J. W. Gepbart, Esq., conducted the
Young Men's Christian Association ser
vices on Sunday last. Mr. Gephart shows
great ability for conducting such meetings*
and made the occasion one of unusual in
HCKNKH AND INCIDENTH or THE GLORI
OUS "FOURTH." —The celebration of this
holiday occupied three days—Saturday,
Sunday and Monday—though tho latter
was the day recognized as the legal anni
versary of the nation's birth. It was in
overy respect—save in tho flow of liquor
and tho long processions of intoxicated
persons—the dullest season oi the kind ever
experienced in thin place. No attempt at
demonstration took place until 12 o'clock,
on Saturday, when a largo number of per
sons sat down to an elegant dinner at tho
Bush House, und wore afterwards invited
to inspect tho interior of tho hotel. Vust
improvements have recently been made
upon its interior. It is certainly as elegant
in all its appointments as uny hotel situated
in a town of the size of Bellefonte. It has
been repupered throughout in dark gold
paper of the most modern style. Every
room on the second floor has been carpeted
with Brussels, while upon the third floor i
have been placed ingruin carpets of a taste- '
ful design. As all the apurtmenta upon
the second and third floors are furnished,
all the strangers who may ever visit Belle
fonte can be entertained in un elegant
About 2 o'clock the Pleasant Gup band,
statiom-d in front of the Bush House, be
gan a lively air, calling tho people togeth
er. Chief Burgess Dale, from the balcony
of the hotel, announced that the orators of ,
the day had failed to put in an appearance, ,
and introduced Mr. James ltankin, who
read the Declaration of Independence. Hu
was followed in a short speech by Mr.
Morrison. After another selection from
the band, tho crowd disjiersed, but not
until after two of their number had been
placed in tho "cooler."
About X o'clock P. M. people took posi
tions upon the most prominent places
about town, and awuiled the expected ex
plosion of fireworks from Half Moon hill.
These began as soon as the evening was
sufficiently dark to make an advantageous
display, and continued for over un hour.
Although quite numerous, they were all of
the Roman candle, rocket or spinning
wheel descr.plion, without any elaborate
pieces. Their explosion afforded a very
diverting and pleasant entertainment to
the many who witnessed it, and Mr. D. P. I
Peters, to whoso kindness the people are j
indebted for the display, deserves the i
thanks of the community.
Of course, allusion was made to the '
great National anniversary in many of the J
church services on Sunday, but otherwise j
[ the real Fourth passed in the usual Sab- !
| bath quiet.
Monday, July it, was as unlike the great
National holiday a any day could he. The
tcm|>eralurc was on tho descending scale,
and for four hours a heavy rain fell, sue- !
; ceeded afterward by a light rain. Early In
| the morning the Mountain City Band and
J the Logan Hose Company paraded through
1 a few streets, and then boarded tho train
\ for Altoona, where, if the rain fell as it did
j here, no temptation existed to drink any
I stronger liquid than water. About half j
the stores and, of course, the banks and \
\ post-office were closed, presenting a Sab- ;
bath-like aspect. During the day, for lack i
' of more profitable amusement, the crowds j
I on the street*employed themselves in plac- j
i ing cannon-crackers beneath empty boxes,
I and, in some instances, paying boys to sit j
|on them until nftcr tho explosion. In the !
! evening, however, great excitement pre- !
j vailed among the "small boys." Several
stores had a large surplus stock of fire
works, and, as they arc a dangerous stock to
keep over, the proprietors doled them out \
to the crowd cheap. Then, amid the
buzz of spinning wheels, tho ascent of
rockets, candles and hot air balloons, and
the cheers of the crowds, the closing hours
of July 5, 18X0, were as noisy as could be
desired. The celebration passed without
accident or adventure.
MEETING or POLICY HOLDERS. —In re
sponse to previous notice, a large number
of the policy bidders in the Lycoming
Mutual Fire Insurance Company gathered
in the Court House on Tuesday afternoon,
to take action in regard to the recent large
assessment of 25 per cent, on premium*.
Hon. John Irwin, Jr., was made president
of tho meeting. Figure* were produced to
show that the last balance of the company's
accounts represented the cash assets at $859,-
000. Only a short time ago a 6 per cent,
assessment on premiums was laid, amount
ing to $165,000, and this was followed, re
cently, by a 25 per cent, assessment, or
$450,000, the cash assets and two assess
ments amounting to $974,000. Tho debt
paid by the company was shown to be but
$840,000. Why the assessment was so dis
proportionately greater than the debt, con
stituted the subject of inquiry, and was
discussed by Adam Hoy and A. O. Furst,
Esq's. On motion of Mr. Edward Humes,
Messrs. A. G. Furst, Wis. P. Duncan, D.
8. Keller and Adam Hoy were appointed a
committee to proceed to Muncy, institute
an investigation of the affairs of the com
pany and report the result to a future meet
ing. It was understood that the com
mittee would start to Muncy last evening,
and the future action of the policy holders
in this section of the country will be gov
erned by the character of the report they
TEMPERANCE MEETINO.— The friend* of
temperance are requested to meet to-mor
row evening at half-past seven o'clock, in
the rooms of the Young Men's Christian
Association. The object of tho meeting is
to organize for future work. It is hoped
that all interested will attend.
MR. DMNCAM'H SCHOOL EXHIBITIOH.— I
An audionco of about two hundred persons .
gathered in Beynolds' Hall last Friduy
evening to witness the concluding exercises .
of Mr. Duncan's school. The interior dec- <
orations or the hall were quite profuse and .
very tasteful. Tint sides of the stage were I
trimmed with ferns, lovely columns of i
laurel bung suspended from the ceiling, '
numerous house plants in pots and urns
were stationed on the stage, and the "stars i
and stripes" appeared in various places <
about the room. The exercises were simple, 1
though instructive, arid, considering that i
the majority of the pupils are quite young, *
wero rendered in ari admirable manner.
Luck of space deprives us the privilege of
noticing each performance. Three songs I
were rendered by Misses Bradley, McGin
ley and McCalmont, respectively, and <
were among the most pleasing exercises of
the evening. Perhaps the most noticeable
of the essays and recitations were the essay
of Miss Shortlidgn, entitled,
"Mllcntly KM! the nrtiat atone
Cut vim,' * C'hrlet of LVry hot if,"
and Miss Power's recitation, "/) Pro•
fundia," which wus delivered in a highly
artistic manner, and elicited applause. A
pleasant variety, because of its mirth-pro
voking qualities, was "The Masterpiece,"
a dialogue, in which Miss Graham and
Messrs. Dare, Bichards and Sternberg bore
tiie principal parts. A seven-part recita
tion, entitled "Songs of Seven," was beau
tifully impressive. Master Willie Wood
ward made the concluding addrivß in well"
chosen words. The piano accompaniments
wero rendered by Miss Ohnmacbt. The
exercises merited a more encouraging sup
port than they received.
STATE COLLECK COMMENCEMENT EX
ERCISES EOR 1880.—The Commencement
exercises of State College began Sunday, '
Juno 27, and thoso who had the pleasure
of attending pronounce that throughout
they were equal to the usual elevated
j standard always maintained by the faculty
iof that institution. The Baccalaureate
j sermon was delivered on Sunday morning
| by Rev. .1. F. DeLong, of the Reformed i
j church, this -place, from Philippians 3 : 12, !
i 13. It was a scholarly and eloquent effort.
! An able arid highly entertaining address |
! was delivered before the Young Men's j
j Christian Association in the evening by
j Mr. J. M. Duncan, of this place. It was
the occasion of the anniversary of the As
sociation, which is said to tie in a prosper
Monday evening brought the Senior
! class day exercises—a new feature in the
: Commencement programme. There was an
I opening prayer by Rev. G. A. Landis, of
the class of '77, succeeded by the follow ing
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The "(juartette'' consisted of the Misses |
McGinley, Mr. Frank Keller and another
: gentlenuin whose name we did not learn. '
A large yairtion of Tuesday was devoted I
to especial exercise* by the Washington !
and (.'reason Literary societies. The Cr-s- i
; son exorcises consisted of addrrsses, ora
tions, essays, declamations and vocal music, j
The Washington gathering—in the society
hall—began with instrumental music. The |
i President of the society—o. (i, Campbell, !
!of Johnstown—delivered an address of j
i welcome and introduced the orator of the
i occasion, M.S. Ly''. Esq., of Huntingdon.
Tuesday evening brought the meeting of
the Alumni in the Chapel. Dr. U. A.
j Caldw' 11, of Cornell University, N. Y.,
ami a former member of the College Fac
ulty, delivered an elaborate address on
"Invention and Investigation as Agents in
the Improvement of the Condition of the
Race." The Doctor compared the inven
tor and the investigator, demonstrating
! that the mission of the latter is always
| successful, while the former is often a fail
| ure. The large audience listened to the
j address with the deepest attention. Th
Alutnni then adjourned to the residence of
I'rof. C. A. Smith. President of the Asso
ciation, where delicious refreshments were
, partaken of, new members initiated and
, officers elected for the year 18K0.
The exercises of Wednesday opened at
9 o'clock A. M. F with a salute of thirteen
guns, in honor of the arrival of the trustees
and delegates. The Board of Trustees held
, meetings for the transaction of business at
. 10 A. M. and Bp. u. Mr. S. W. Stark
t weather, of Williamsport, and Gen. Jacob
L M. Campbell, of Johnstown, were elected
. as members of the Board. The terms of
. Messrs. William F. Hildrup and Jame*
, Kelley having expired. Leonard Rhone,
( Esq., and Thos. J. Edge, Secretary of the
) State Board of Agriculture, were elected
to fill the places thus vacated.
k To many persons the next exercise was
, the most welcome of any incident to Com
. mencement. It was the Alunyni dinner,
. prepared under the superintendence of
. Mr. D. P. Peters, the new proprietor of
t the Bush House. It was considered very
i creditable to Mr. Peters, and must have
. been enjoyable to those who partook
r of It. That well known citizen of Brad
ford county, Victor K. Piolelt, presided,
and about the table were gathered many
f distinguished guests. Speeches were made
• in response to request* by Prof. Joseph
i Bhortlidge, A. M., the newly elected Pre*-
i id en t of the College ; Dr. Calder, the ro
i tiring President; Prof. Heiggs, of York ;
1 Major Wood, of Williamsport; Prof. J.
Y. McKee; Mr. Reardon; Dr. G. C.
Caldwell, of Cornell University; I'rof.
John Hamilton and Col. I'iolett.
The prize in oratory offered hy General
James A. Beaver always awakens a lively
competition among the members of the
Junior class. Trie Junior Oratorical Con
test WHS programmed for Wednesday eve
ning, and elicited the usual interest. I'rof.
Campbell opened with prayer, and Mr-
Wrn. Thompson and Prof. Garwood f„ r _
niched beautiful music. There were five
contestants, whose names and orations were
as follows : "Reserved Power," N. C. Dav
ison, Pittsburg; "A Hero of the Fir'.
Century," J. G. White, Milroy ; "Doebior,
of Character," K. H. Chambers, Half
Moon; "Montezuma," W. C. Calder.
Htate College ; ".Self Help," I). O. J.tte r .
Lemont. The effort of Mr. Chamber*
considered as possessing meet of the • .
ments of true oratory, and was awarded
The concluding day of Cornm<-nr<-t,,(M
is always the most important, because •.<
the graduation exercises, about which the
moat intense in teres t centre*. Then the
crowds gather armed with bouquets h ;
books to present to the successful orator*
or essayists. The commodious chapel u .
thronged on this occasion. Professor Gar.
wood favored the assembly with ch< e
music, and He v. Jarm-s Calder tupplirat<-'l
the throne of grace. The six orations HI. ,
the essay are said to have ranked with the
best ever delivered in the College chape],
and were listened to with interest. The
following is the programme;
ftduUt'jry omli-o —"Tb* Founder of n dm t F.n,; ,r.
J h It I
fhAtlon— M Jm|GrtAic* of *ti K*rtjr
J L. Ilftnilll, fhtL Uhli
Ortloti— M Tb* Ifuf* of K*w*rl.~
J. F. Ilukijitfit, Usi Uteri*. ; }•
V.***} —"Light ud Kbfcde,'"
Riliier K. Hutite-r, lU'f >t
OrliwD—"(#od in Hi*t/rv,"
JK. McOunbv, Wi!kin.l n - i
Orntioo— "lndivWuAlily/* O. P.
ValMlctory oration —"VocaMty of Hl***'* "
K L Mil! BH
Tiie degrees and diplomas were conferred,
and the school year ended. Student* and
teachers parted—some for a short tin,. .
some forever. The next school year • f
State College is looked forward to w.;li
anticipations that it will be the most • .< -
cessful ever experienced.
I MI-ROVEM KISTa IN TH K PROTHOROTA.
iir's Orrirg.— Every one visiting ti ••
Court House is pleased to notice and com.
mend the improvement* that have recent!.
!>een introduced into the Prothorc tan s
office under the supervision of thai oblig
ing and efficient officer, Mr. .1. C Harf-r.
the Prothonotary of the countv. Tin
vault has received a thorough overhauling
and the files have been re-arranged in m at
and convenient file hoxe- and ch>s<-d (■-,
Everything about Lie office is in fin-t-cla-*
order, and Mr. Harpe. is entitled to great
credit lor the completeness of his work.
Ladies" hats trimmed to order, at I<\ n
Ac Co s.
Lyon <k Co. sell the bet goods in
. . . ... ..
j —lJont buy any shoes until you have
[ seen Lyon A (Vs.
! —For your lawns and summer dres
goods, go to Lyon Ac Co s.
j —(treat bargains in alpaera duster.,
only I>o cents, at Lyon A Co s.
—Come and look at our light cnlrd
suits, all wool, fr $0.50, worth SIO.OO, at
| Lyon A (Vs.
—Why are horse* and cattle after Vaklr-c
J Hubert*-' Horse Powders like a new laun
dried shirt T Because they look sleek at. i
—No more sick chickens. Save your
poultry and cure them f disease, by using
itolsorts' Poultry Powder. It ha* nev. r
failed to cure Cholera, and all di'eas- 1"
which fowls are subject. Price 25 cents
per package. For sale by ail druggist*
—At the present time when there are MI
many worthless linaments in the mario-t.
it would be well to inquire which is the
best. Thi will bo found in M. B Hubert *
hmbrocation'—it is a panacea for ailnv nts
that require rubbing either on man or
beast. Price 35 cents per bottle.
—"hy do you cough when you can
find speedy relief in Sines Syrup of Tar.
Wild ('berry and Horehound* It is the
most pleasant and efficacious remedy known
for Coughs, Colds, Croup, Asthma, and all
diseases tending U> pulmonary consump
tion. Has been sold for over thirty year*
and is especially adapted to children, as it
does not nauseate, and consequently it can
be used in sufficient quantity as to effect a
cure. Try one bottle and you will never
be without it. Price 26c. and 60c. per bot
tle. Sold every where. Ask vour druggist
—The popularity of M B. Robert'
Horse Powders it proving Itself in the in
creased demand throughout this Stat*,
from the fact that the public are at last
finding out that it is possible to obtain s
package of Horse and Cattle Powder winch
ts strictly pure and free from such adulter
ation as bran, cake meal, and other in
gredients calculated to puff the animal
instead of curing it of the disease it is suf
fering from. M. B. Roberts Horse Pow
ders contain no adulteration, and are much
cheeper than any other, as but a Üble
spoonful is required for a dose. Ask any
old horseman as to their merits. For sale
everywhere. Price reduced to 25c per
MRKON- IIARTRR —On lb. ath alt, at tfcs —'
Jeac ef H foaUas. by Rev J, f JVU*#. " r ,
ICtiaa HvMh I© Miss Uin Kttft HtrH.
, * *, sHSsoT Rev. ft. H MrPa* M
- '"'"T eounty IVna's, Jss'T
'■ at UvMwt. P. Jane s. I**>, v
terme at MtltenMawa, Friar, July *. [*•• >—>
• "o**-—* tt. rsatdenee of Mr. Hems ta Reral4*
towusfclp, OO the istb alt, Mr. Joha Itaas, *|H *
IIRCUTRL—OB the Mth of June, near JashsoavUle,
thteraanty, Jew** Rerhtef, *|e4 Tyears. II awsuhs