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The Somerset Herald.
IDV1BD BCULI. Editor and Proprietor.
-May . 14U0.
Republican National Ticket.
William MeKiaky, of Ohio.
Republican State Ticket.
FOH AUDITOi. GENERAL,
Edmund B. HrdentKrg, of Wayne.
Galusba. A. Grow, of 8uiaehanna.
Robert H. Foerderer. of Philde!phia.
Republican County Ticket.
Harwy M. IJt-rkley, of Somerset Br.
Hafijrri to thf drrinon of 11 DUlrict Guaftrtner.
V. IL Banner, of Somerset Borough.
Fred. Uowe, of Meyersdale Borough.
Samuel J. Bowser, of Somerset Two.
Theodore E. Rhonda, of Somerset Twp.
The reports that the Boers have ex
lrewd a willingness to sue for peace
Bf tii9 to have been premature, as uo
offers of ubmi'ion on their part have
been received by Lord Salisbury.
Commissioner or Pensions II.
Clay Evans has resigned, LU letter
of resignation having Useu seut to the
I'reeident early last week. No action
ban yet been taken on the sit.ject.
General. J. W. Babooc'K, of Wis
consin, has been chosen Chairman of
the Republican Congressional Com
mittee for the fourth time, an honor
never before accorded any Republican.
Yesterday's daily papers contain
what purports to be an interview iih
ex-Senator Quay, in which be emphat
iU.v announces his candidacy for re
election arid expresses confidence in his
ability to win before the next LegU!
ture. Tbeone real danger that confronts
H jay is that our prophetic friend, State
Seuator Weller, may conclude to elect
Senator Flinn before the next Legibla
In the matter of the objections filed
by W. II. Koont and S. A. Kendall
to contest the validity of the certificate
of nomination of W. II. Banner and
Fred Rowe as the Republican nomi
nees of Somerset County for members
of the State Legislature, the Dauphin
County Court has fixed Thurtday,
June 7, at 10 o'clock a. m , as the
time for the hearing. The objections
of Messrs. banner and Rowe to the
validity of the certificate filed in be
half of Messrs. Koontz and Kendall
will probably be heard at the same
The case of William A. Clark, of
Montana, whose right to a seat in the
United States Senate has been adverse
ly acted upon by the committee of
privileges and elections on account of
briberies and corrupt practices by his
agents, has assumed a new phase, and
in the absence of precedents the Senate
is hesitating how best to dispose of the
matter. Before the Seiiate acted upon
the reaol'jtion of the committee Mr.
Clark resigned his seat, whereupon the
Lieutenant-Governor of Montana, in
the absence of the Governor, appointed
Mr. Clark to fill the vacancy caused
by nis resignation. Two days after
wards Governor Smith, who had
meanwhile returned from California
to the Montana capital, revoked the
appoiutmeut of Ciark aud named Mar
tiu McGinuis for the vacant seat in
The Kentucky goveruoithip case
was decided Monday by t ie United
States Supreme Court in the interest of
Beckham, affirming the decision of the
Kentucky Court of Appeals. The
opinion was handed down by Chief
Justice Fuller and the case was dis
missed for want of jurisdiction. He
Slid the Court should be the last to
overstep the bounds limiting its own
jurisdiction and that the determination
of cases of this character contests for
State otSce must necessarily be settled
by the political branch of the govern
ment That branch acted ic the Ken
tucky CJse when the General Assembly
took jurisdiction. There was no appeal
from the Assembly's decision, wb!.-h
wn favorable to Goebel and Beckhaai,
except to the tribunal of tr people,
which tribunal, the Chief Justice said,
was always in session. He also sail
the case waa purely a State affair; that
Kentucky waa in the full possession of
i'.s faculties as a member of the union,
and that there was no emergency at
this time calling for interference The
opinion was not unanimous Justices
Brewer, Harlan, Brown and McKenna
Since the acquittal of ex-Senator
Q lay, in April, 1S!, ou the indictment
charging him and ex-State Treasurer
Haywood with the illegal use ot State
miueys, an indictment against Hay
wod, Qaay and his son, Richard li.
O jay, one against Haywood alone, and
Auother against ex-Senator Quay alone
for similar oflenses, have been pending
in the Philadelphia quarter sessions.
Now that there is no further political
end to be served by prosecution, they
have been disposed of by formal ver
dicts of acquittal, on the motion of the
District Attorney. A dispatch from
Philadelphia announcing this termina
tion of the cases, says:
"The District Attorney, in bis eppli
caliou to the Court, explained thai M.
S. Q-iay and Haywood had been tried
aud acquitted of the charge of convert
ing public money to their own use, and
that the pending indictments depended
on the same evidence to sustain a con
viction as did the indictmeut which
was tried. The District Attorney
thought it proper and just that th in
dictments should Dot be pressed as to
M. S. Quay, as that would practically
result in a retrial after acquittal, and,
as the corn rnoa wealth was not in pos
beMtion t evidenee to establish the
guilt of K. R. Quay, and as Benjamin
J. Haywood is dead, be asked that ver
dicts ot not guilty be taken in each
rase. Judge Biddle, without com
ment, consented, and a jury being
called, and no evidence offered ou the
part of the commonwealth, verdicts of
acquittal were taken."
Thus, with the admission that ex
Senator Quay could not be convicted,
ao; the cool confession that there waa
m evidence sgain Richard R. Quay,
the incident is closed.
A still more lame and impotent con
clusion of the prosecutions for attempts
to bribe members of the Legislature, at
iU last session, has been announced.
Since the failure to convict ex Senator
Coyle, on U e charge cf trying to bribe
Representative Eugler, St is said that
the otbr indictmcuts will be abandoned.
DITTIES OF TtZZ WA1DI3S.
CoBitables ars Eeqairea by Law ta Maks
tnamrly torai of Forest Fire
to tlis Cosrt
At tbe request of a valued subscriber,
who is interested io the protection of tbe
forests of this county, we herewith pub
lish sections of the Act of Assembly rela
tive to the duties of constables, who ars
ex officio fire wardens :
Skc 7. On and after tbe first day of
JaDuary, A. D. 1398, the constables of the
various townships of the commonwealth
shall be ex officio fire wrdeos, whose
duty it shall be, when Sre is discovered
in the foresr v-Ubin their rei-peclive
townships, immediately to take seen
measures as are necessary for its ex'ioo
lioti, and to this tud to have authority to
call upon any person jt persons within
their respective townships for assistance ;
the said fire wardens to receive fifteen
(15) cents per hour, and person so
assis-aug twelve (12) cent, per hour, as
compensation for their services ; the ex
pense thereof shall be paid, one-half out
of the treasury of the respective county,
and the n inainine half of said expense
shall be paid by tbe state treasurer into
the treasury of said county, out of monies
not olh or wise appropriated, upon warrant
from tbe auditor general, but do such
warrant shall be drawn until the respec
tive county commissioners shall bsve
first furnished, coder oath or affirmation
to tbe auditor general, a written itemized
statement of such expense, and until the
same is approver! by tbe auditor general :
Prorideii, That tio county shall be liable
to pay for this purpose, in any one year,
an amount exceeding five hundred dol
lars. Sec. 8. Any person who being called
upon by the bre warden of bis township
to furnish asistance in extinguishing
forest fires, as provided in Section 7,
shall, without reasonable cause, refuse to
render such assistance, upon conviction
(hereof shall pay a fine not exceeding ten
dollars, or undergo imprisonment not
seceding thirty days, or tx;b, at the dis
cretion of the court.
Skc. V. Tbe fire wardens of each town
ship throughout tbe common wealth shall,
in the first week of each term of tbe
court of quarter sessions of their respec
tive counties, make returns to said court,
under oath or affirmation, of all viola
tions occurring within their respective
townships, which may come or bi
brought to their notice, of any of the pro
visions of tbe law now enacted, or here
after to be enacted, for tbe purpose of
protecting forests from fires, and it shall
be the special duty of the judge of said
court to see these returns faithfully made;
and on failure of any fire warden to com
ply with this provision, or if it be found
upon examination or inquiry by said
court that any fire warden bas either
willfully or negligently omitted to report
all such violations occurring within bis
township, or having failed to perform his
duty as set forth in Section I of this act,
such fire warden or constable shall be
deemed guilty of willfully or negligently
making a false return, or neglect or duty,
and the court shall suspend him from
office and direct the district attorney to
indict and try him, and if found guilty,
he shall be fined in a sum not exceeding
fifty dollars, and undergo an imprison
men not exceeding three months, both
or either, at the discretion of the court.
&iertioa Charged Effaced.
Washisotox, May 17. More than
1,000 veteran sailors and marines of the
Civil war have filed applications to the
Navy department to have removed tt
charges of desertion. This action wn
taken in anticipation of the bill extend
ing indefinitely theact of 1888, relative to
what are known as "innocent desertions,'
becoming a law. The bill bas passed
first one House and then tbe other, but
only yesterday parsed both in one aei
sion. It now goes to the President.
No oue knows how many veterans are
affected by this act. At tbe close of tbe
Civil war many thousand sailors and
marines reported at Philadelphia to be
mustered out. Tbe receiving ships did
not afford accommodations for more than
a Hin all fraction of them, and after wait
ing for many days for tbe mustering out
officer and being told that tbey were not
wanted, the men drifted off to their
homes. Technically every one of the
men was a deserter acd the act is intend
ed to remove that stigma from their
Illness Inflnesoed Juror.
Wilkesbarrs, Pa., May 17. After a
long confinement tbe jury in tbe Lutz
murder case acreed upon a verdict at 4
o'clock this afternoon. When the court
hurt been notified the sheriff was instruct
ed to bring the prisoner from tbe jail
into court. Foreman Kooaa said tbe
verdict was murder in tbe first degree.
Counsel for tbe prisoner then aiked that
tbe jurors be polled, which wss done
When it came to Foreman Koons' turn to
answer, he said: "Your hrnor. owing
to ill health I have ha 1 to agree upon
this verdict : I believe tbe prisoner wss
not responsible, and "
Judge Halsey interrupted and said:
"What's y.vir verdict?" and Mr. Koons
replied, "Murder In the first dgree.M
After the jurors bA all been polled
they were discharged with the thanks of
the court. When the verdict was made
known the prisoner burial his head In
his hand and wept. The L'Ux case wa
one of ths rant coted trioi in the courts
of Luznrne county. The defend int mur
dered his wifa with an ax while she
A SECU43 ISTSrXE5T.
Better Than a Mortjaga or Ileal
In thessdays of active speculation it is
more secure snd pays belter to deposit
your savings in tbe Pittsburgh Bank fur
Siv'mg, No. 2U Fourth avenue, Pitts
burgh, Pa., where it earns 4 per cent, in-te-est,
compounded twice a year, than to
take the chance of investments not abso
lutely sure of a dividend. You can de
posit by mail as easy and safely as in per
son in this bank. Write or call for book
let describing hew it is done
Confederate Saldirt S"?aid.
Washington, May 19. Fcr the first
time since the rebellion the bouse to day
passed a measure to pay confederate sol
diers for losses growing out of tbe civil
war. Jt was a bill iutroducei by Mr.
Cox (Tenn.) to pay the coufuderate sol
diers who surrendered at Appomattox
far the loss of horses and other personal
effects taken from them in violation of
the terms of Lee's capitulation to Grant,
by which officers an . men of Lee's army
were allowed to retain their baggage, side
arms and horses. The bill originally
carried 3)0.000, but the specific sum was
stricken out and tbe appropriation was
Got Sabititatee to Die For Thea.
Vancouver, B. C. May 19. Mail ad
vices from China brings the information
that the North China News makes ths
sensational statement that tbe murderers
of Missionary Brooks have fouud sub
stitutes to suffer the death penalty or life
imprisonment in their stead and the au
thorities have permitted them to make
the change. Tbe man who delivered the
blow that killed Mr. Brooks was sen
tenced to death. For $1,000, the pv er
says, be got an opium fiend, who aad a
few months to live, to aow himself to be
decapitated in bis stead, and tbe substi
tute wss duly killed. Tbe second roan
was condemned to singulation. Tbe
story says be psid a consumptive fWOto
be strangled in his stead, and the third
murderer got a third substitute to tske
life imprisonment in his place for $300.
Tbe remarkable story says that 219 men
broken down in health, offered them
selves as substitutes that tbey might per
form one good act for their parents before
their lives were ended by banding them
a sum of money which to poor people in
China would be a fortune.
The timber tracts in the mountains of
Fayette and Somerset counties are des
tined to be comparatively short lived.
Operation in lumber are extremely
heavy and have been far the last two
years. Prior to that time tbe lumber
business wss one of no small proportions
in the mountain forests of these two
Southwestern Pennsylvania counties, but
there was not the rush that has charac
terized the Uade for two years past.
Sawmills are humming six days a
week on nearly all the good timber tracts
in the local mountain. What little is
not under operation is being held by tbe
original owners. A few days ago, says
tbe Connellsville Courier, a f 10,0t offer
was made for a fair-sized tract in Somer
set county, with an agreement not to
touch a stick of it for fifteen years, tbe
idea being to bold it with other small
tracts until the mountains are cleared of
timber. The offer was not accepted. Tim
ber is almost as valuable as coaL A local
lumber dealer is authority for the state
ment that in ten years good timber land
in this or Somerset county will be worth
more than coal land in the Connellsville
district: The inroads are so heavy that
tbe territory is denuded with remarkable
rapidity. Millions of feet are being
sawed annually, and tbe life of tbe local
tiade is declared to be limited to from ten
to fifteen years.
Tbe growth of new timber will not
ccme within the present generation. For
tbe first ten years it is kept down to tbe
bare point of starting by forest fires.
Then its development is very slow and
half a century will roll around before it
reaches a size that would dignify the ter
ritory on w hich it grows with the appear
ance of a forest.
Railroads are tbe ruination of forests.
It takes about 2,000 ties to lay a mile of
track, and there is in tbe United States
about 200,000 miles of track. Ties last
but a few years, when tbey must be re
newed. Probably 30,000,000 tit are in
use in this country, and in half a dozen
years a large proportion will have given
way to new ones. Such small timbers as
mine props, railroad ties, hoop poles and
tbe like cot into tbe small treew, which
would make large trees in time if tbey
might grow. Tbe pulp mills of the coun
try take small spruce and poplar trees by
tbe hundreds of square miles. Tbe
Christmas tree trade ruins prospective
forests. At no stage of its life is a tree
free from tribute to tbe wants of man.
But man will puy some day for bis prod
igality, although with what he will pay
The Centos and Perione Away from Home
The count of the people in tbe United
Slates will !egin in all parts of the coun
try June 1. and end in tbe cities two
weeks later and in tbe rest of the country
before tbe close of tbe month. The peo
ple are to be counted at their places of
residence, but as many persons and fam
ilies will be away front their homes dur
ing June there is some danger that such
persons will not be counted. If they are
not counted, the locality in which they
live will be misrepresented to thatei
tent, and in some cases this misrepresen
tation may be enough to affect the rocre
senlation in Congress of the SjUp from
which they come. Lots! pride and State
pride, therefore, should iriluence all such
absentees to take reasor able precautions
against beiug omitted from enumeration
in their places of residence. Such omis
sions are most likely to occur in the large
cities where families close their homes
and go elsewhere for the summer. Tbe
occurrence of tbe Paris exposition this
year is likely to increase the number ab
sent from tbe country.
In all cases of contemplated absence
the head of the family is requested by the
Census office to communicate with too
Supervisor of tbe district in which he
lives. He is also requested to leave in
formation regarding his answers to the
questions which are to be asked with
some responsible neighbor who will
agree to see that it reaches the enuiera
tor on his rounds. Such information
might better be left as a memorandum in
writing, as in tbat case it is less likely
to be overlooked. Tbe questions to
which answers are desired apply prl
marily to the population, but also to all
farms snd manufacturing establishments.
They are being published from time to
time in tbe press of the country. .
By taking this trouble the absent citi
zen will do justice to bis locality and his
State, and materially aid the Census
Office in tbe perfortr acce of its duties.
George R. Scull, of Somerset, Pa., is
the Supervisor of tbe l'i'.h Census District
All tbe healing, balsamic virtues of the
Norway pine are concentrated in Dr,
Wood's Norway Pino Syrup, nature's own
remedy for coughs and colds.
EAISIKa FOWLS FOB XAHKET.
A Sack and Chicken Sanefc One of West
moreland Coanty'i Indaetriea.
One of tbe novel "industries" of this
county, aud tbe only one of its kind in
tbe State west of ilarrisburg, says tbe
Westmoreland County Democrat, is tbe
duck and chicken ranch owned aad con
ducted by Harry O. Steiner, of Manor
Station. Tbe plant consists of a one-
story feeding and shelter bouse, SOil
feet, from which extend 12 parallel pens,
made of woven wire 80x0 feet. At the
present time Mr. Steiner is engaged in
raising ducks, all of which are hatched
in incubators aud then pi. iced in brooding
machines, from which, at U. age of one
"eelt, tbey are transferred to the pens.
In the 12 pens are ducks ranging from
one to ten weeks old, sna as there are
usually from 430 to 500 of them in the
pens at a time, the amount o? quacking
is something extraordinary. Tho eggs
from which the ducks are hatched are tbe
product f a large fbck of old Imperial
Pekin du' ks, kept in a breeding bouse.
15x4S feet, adjacent to the little duck
pens. Tins latter building is soon to be
enlarged to 15x88 feet.
Tbe duck raising season runs from
March to October and the chicken season
the balance of tbe year. At ten weeks of
age the ducks are kiild, stripped of their
feathers and shipped to tbe New York
market, to which point tbe chickens are
alo sent. Mr. Steiner's output this year
will run about 2,000 ducks and 2,500 chick
ens. Tbe ducks weigh about six pounds
each and the market price ranges from
40 cents per pound at tbe opening of the
season to 20 cents at the close. Chickens,
or "broilers," as they are called, weigh
from three to fonr pounds per pair, and
the market price varies from 25 to 40
cents per pound. Tbe shipments of ducks
begin iu April, and of chickens about
January 1st. Soft fted, with a mixture
of beef scrap and green cut bone occs
sionally, is given the ducks, while the
chickens are also kept on soft feed, with
intervals of bard grain. The ducks con
sume 150 pounds of feed and drink 100
gallons of water daily, no swimming
place being provided. Up to their fourth
week tbe ducks are fed five times per
diy ; to seventh week four times, and to
tenth week three times. The loss of
ducks is about two per cent., and of
chickens from five to eight per cent.
The ducks are killed by "sticking"
them in the roof of tbe mouth with a
double-edged lance. Some science is
required In this operation, for if pioperly
'Stuck," with the blade penetrating the
brain, the duck will bleed well and tbe
feathers shnost drop off; but if the job is
bungled, tbe feathers seem to be riveted
in the flesh and can scarcely be palled
out. An expert picker will clean op fo
70 ducks per day, while an ordinary band
will clean about 40 or more. The feathers
obtained avenge probably 5J nents per
Between chickens and ducks, the latter
are more easily raised and profitable.
Mr. Steiner bas at present about sixty
turkey eggs in process of batching, as an
ex perl meet, although the raising of these
fowls for market is not regarded favor
ably, as tbey are delicate to handle and
the losses are heavier than in tbe breed-"
ing of chickens or ducks.
. Teachers' Examinations.
Tbe annual examination of teachers for
tbe schools of Somerset county will be
held as follows :
June 8 Somerfield.
Juns 14 Rock wood.
June 15 New Lexington.
June 18 New Centreville.
June 1& Sipeaville.
Jane 20 Stoyestown.
Jans 21 Berlin.
June 25 Confluence.
Jane 27 Salisbury.
Jane 28 Meyersdale.
June 30 New Baltimore.
July 2 Jennets,
July Z Somerset,
Juiy 6 Stonycreek (Glessner S
July 10 Windber.
July 11- -Holsopple.
July l2-Sbade(MeGregarS. H.)
July 15 Johnsbarg.
July 19 Conmaugb( Livingston S. II.)
Aug 1 Somerset (Special.)
Examination wili begin promptly at 8
a. m.. and all who desire to be examined
should be on hand at thii time. Appli
cants will supply themselves with pens.
ink, pencils, tablets and stamped envel
opes. Suitable examination paper will
be furnished by tbe Superintendent.
Valid certificates will be granted to all
applicants who have attained the ags of
seventeen years, and who make a grade
or total not exceeding 16. Those holding
l's on provisional certificates will not be
examined in those branches nnless tbey
are applicants for professional certificates.
Applicants for professional certificates
should have some knowledge of the Ele
ments of Algebra, General History, Civil
Government and Physical Geography,
Teachers should be examined iu their
home diitrics or in the district where
they expect to apMy for schools.
Oiiectors and friends or education aie
invited to be present at theee examina
E. E. Pbitts,
Somerset, Pa County SupL
May 23, 1900.
Sedneed Sates to Philadelphia via F. B. X.
On account of the Republican National
Convention at Philadelphia, June 10, tbt-
Pennsylvanla Railroad Company will sell
excursion tickets to Philadelphia from all
stations on its line at rate of one fare for
the round trip (minimum rate 50 cents)
Tickets will be sold and good going Juni
15 to 19, inclusive, and returning to Junt
DEEE PARK HOTEL,
DEER PARK, MD.
Most Delightful Summer Resort of thi
Swept by mountain breezes. 2.800 feet
above sea level. Absolutely free from
malaria, bsv fever and moxqnitn. On
Main Line of Baltimore A Ohio Railroad
Hotel and Cottages. Every modern con
venience. Rooms en suite with bstb
Electric Lights, Elevator, Turkish Baths
two large Swimming Pools, Golf Links
Tennis Courts, Bowling Alleys, Ms?nitt
cent Drives. Complete Livery Seivtce,
Annapolis Naval Academy Band. De
lightful Cottages (furnished for house
keeping if desired) ready for oocupancj
Juue 1st. Hotel open from June 23d U
For rates and information address W.
E. KurwelL Manager, B. A O. Building
Baltimore, Md., until June 10th. After
that time. Deer Park, Garrett County,
Reduced Kates to Camden, lad , via Peun-
For meeting of Old Order of German
Baptist Brethren at Camden, Ind., June
3 to 5, 1!M0, tbe Pennsylvania Railroad
Company will sell from May 31 to June
3, inclusive, excursion tickets to Cam
de:i, Ind., from stations on its line west
of Baltimore, Md., (not inclusive), west
of and including Lancaster and Reading,
and from stations south of and including
Sunbury, at rate of one first class limited
fare for tbe round trip. Tickets will be
good returning until July 5, inclusive.
Atlas or Somerset County. Will pay
ft.OO for a copy. Address this office.
Reduced Rates to Hortk Mancheiter, Ind ,
via Penmylvanla Railroad.
For meeting of German Baptist Broth
ren, at North Manchester, Iud , May 29
to June 8, 1SJ0, tbe Pennsylvania Rail
road Company will place special excur
sion tickets on sale May 29 to June 3, 1900,
from stations west of Baltimore (not in
elusive), and south of aud includingSun
bury, at rate of one first-class limited
fare for the round trip. Tickets will be
good returning until July 1, inclusive.
Doee Coffee Agree Witi Toal
If not, drink Grain O made from pure
grains. A ladv writes: I he nrst time I
made Grain O I did not like it but after
nsing it for one week nothing would in
duce me to go "lack to cotloe." It nour
ishes and feeds the system. The chil
dren can drink it freeiy with great bene
fit. It is the strengthening substance of
pure grains. Get a package to day from
your grocer, follow the directions in mak
ing it and you will have a delicious and
healthful table leverage for old acd
young. 15c and 25c.
Tns lira, nee.
T. II. BLACK, Dis. Ag'U '
Mutual Life Insurance Company of N. Y
Largest and beet Life Insurance Compa
ny in tbe world. Mmt libontl cah value
and Loan Policies issued. Write for rates.
J. H. BLACK,
Somerset, Pa., or Meyersdale, Pa.
Rednotd Ratee to Wat&iagton via F. R. R
For the Imperial Council, Order of the
Mystic Shrine, at Washington. D. C.
May 22 24. the Pennsylvania RaiIroa1
will sl! tickets to tbe general public
from all stations on its line, to Washing
ton and return, at rate of one ftre for lb'
round trip. Tickets to be sold and gdVd
griing My 19 21, returning to May 28, in
clusive. Kait Pay Tax.
Justice Green, of the state suprem
court, in an opinion h inJini down. M m
day, held that bequests to charity must
pay the cillnUral inherit n Ux. Th
case at Usue is that of the Finnens estate
vs. the appeal of iloban from the or
phans' court of Luxerne county. Th
court in tbe opinion says there is ni ex
eruption from the tax in favor of chart
ties, and that that which the legatee gets
and keeps is the aggregate sum bequeath
ed It the a -n win, of tbe tax Tbe
opinion then says thsre n n kia i of ex
cept! m, qualification, condition or reser
vation as to what is tbe subject of the tax
The tax, ths opinion continues must be
retained by the person who bas the estaU
ia charg, and that the tax is not upon
tho prtiprty or money bequeathed but s
diminution of the amount that would
otherwise pass bodar the will. Judg
mentof the tower court is affirmed a
costs of the appellaut.
A Kev Kiae Light.
An interesting demonstration of a ne
l-icandfscent lamp for lighting the inter
i r of coal mines was made in New Yort
last week. Tbe lamp is an inventing
tion perfected by Thomas A. Eiii-on, Jr
The apparatus consists of a lox alxxr
five inches square, and weighing 4!
pounds. It is a "primary battery," ir
b!cb the pots, carbons and all Conner
tinnsars fixed. On one side is tbree
etn.lle power electric bulh, contained i
a strong reflector, tbe w hole looking lik'
a small photographic camera. Tbe nev
fators of the battery consists in the ap
plication being made from tbe bottom,
instead of the top, so tbat it is not se
likely to go out as with tbe ordinar-
storage battery. The inventor guarantm
that it will maintain a three candle pow
ligV. for 10 hxtrs at a cost of 3 cents. I
thi rxiuide reflector glsss should beppen
to ! in v-Ut!, tt will not f xlinguish the
M!it, hut if iha Iccanel-scent bulb I
broken, the light g--es out iiittantanrous
1 o qui-kl that it will not ignite g
COLONEL QUAY "
WILL BE THE MAN
He Will Ea Be-elected to the Be
publican National Com
FarpaM f Reports That Be la to
Retire Is Q alt Asparewt, Bat the)
Game Has llrrm Worked Too Oftem
to Be SaeeeaslaL.
Harrisburg, May 22. Colonel M. 8.
Quay will be elected to succeed himself
as the member of the Republican na
tional committee from Pennsylvania.
This announcement la made at this
time in view of the fact tha - an effort
is being made by the Republican insur
gent and Democratic newspaper to
create the Impression that Colonel
Quay proposes to retire from the na
tional committee and that his with
drawal from or active participation in
the management of the party organiza
tion in the presidential campaign will
be followed by his absolute retirement
from ""c- The Persistence wi'.h
which these storied are circulated by
the opponents of tue Beaver statesman
ia a very good indication of the opin
ion they hold of the strength of the
veteran leader as a party manager ana
an opponent of their schemes to got
control or the party organixatlon of
the Republican party in Pennsylvania.
Tli rnll7 that Colonel Quay is
etrone with he people and that many
party men who might not otherwise
take an active interest in' the affairs
of the Republican organization are at
tached to Colonel Quay and will al
ways go out of their way to serve him
and to help any organization of which
he is the acknowledged leader. The
insurgent machine of the Keystone
state has found it pretty rough sled
ding in the movement to unhorse Col
onel Quay as the party leader. While
here and there, through disappoint
ments of aspirants for office or other
causes, the insurgents have gotten a
foothold outside of their Pittsburg
stronghold, they have utterly failed to
make any favorable Impression upon
the masses of the Republican voters,
and they feel that their only hope lies
in getting Colonel Quay out of their
Even if they cannot actually accom
plish this they believe that by letting
the impression get abroad that Col
onel Quay is to retire from politics they
will be able to make some headway in
spots where supporters of Quay may
think these reports are true and lose
interest in the fight to retain control
of the party organization.
All the Philadelphia newspapers that
are -under the Wanamaker influence,
and there are few exceptions, have de
voted columns of matter during the
past week to stories about Colonel
Quay not being an aspirant to succeed
himself In the Republican national
committee. They have represented him
as getting old and as being desirous
of Breading the balance of his days
in reace atd quietness. That these
stories all emanate from the same
source ia well known, and that they are
prompted by a desire to have the col
onel desert his followers is also quite
After printing these long fakes In
the local columns some newspapers.
unwittingly, followed them up with
news dispatches in which the reports
that Colonel Quay would retire were
positively denied. Colonel Quay raid
nothing on the subjett, but some of his
close political advisers, like Attorney
General Elkin, promptly declared tbat
the sentiment in favor of the continu
ance of Colonel Quay in the national
committee .was so strong that it would
be a grave mistake to consider any
suggestion for a change at this time.
He called attention to the fact that
Colonel Quay is on close and intimate
terms with the influential national
leaders, and tbey are eager to have him
continue in the committee.
QUAY'S ACTIVE CAREER.
Colonel Quay was first elected to the
Republican national committee 20
years ago. He was re-elected each
time since, excepting when he suggest
ed David Martin as his successor. Mar
tin was one of his lieutenants and had
a record of being one of the most
stalwart of party men. It was his
proud boast for years that in voting
"he never failed to dot an i or cross a
t" in voting tbe full Republican ticket
His recent consorting with Democratic
machine leaders has placed his pre
vious attitude in bold contrast with
bis insurgent tendencies of to-la"-
While Colonel Quay was chairman of
the Republican national committee,
from 1SS8 to 1S92, he made a host of
staunch friends among Republicans
throughout the country, and his mas
terly management of the Harrison
campaign snatched victory from defeat,
which many thought was inevitable,
in view of the strong hold Tammany
had at that time upon the election ma
chinery of New York. Colonel Quay's
organization of the New York Republi
cens and h'.a bold move in capturing
hlcKean's stronghold settled the Issue
in the Empire state and the election oi
the Republican candidate fo;- the pres
idency. When Colonel Quay succeed
ed David Martin in the national com
mittee his old colleagues specially hon
ored him .in recognition ot his past
services by electing him to the vice
chairmanship of the committee. He
positively declined to be considered a
candidate for the chairmanship.
Throughout the national campaign he
was in frequent consultation with th
managers cf tbe fight, and his advice
and suggestions were carefully heeded
There is no doubt about the attitude
of a large majority of the Pennsylvania
delegates to the national convention
upon the subject of the national com
mitteeman. Colonel Quay, in the event
of an opposing candidate being pitted
against hitu for that honor, would have
over three-fourths of the delegation at
Io This Case the Work was
Any reader who bas had backache and
found relief by rubbing the back with
liniments and lotions, understands that
the relief obtained was but a makeshift,
for the ache return?. Theri's a war tc
do it so the ache will not come back.
Read how it's done.
The Rev. Daniel Ely, of 496 East
Washington street, Chambersbnrg, Pa.,
ays " For a number of years at inter
vals I had dull aching in the small of
my back, and slight urinary irregulari
ties. My physician diagnojed my case,
called it bladder trouble, and at the time
benefitted me somewhat, but not perma
nently. In addition to kidney complaint,
I had stomach trouble, the iymlomi being
akin to dyspepsia. Doan'i Kidney Pills
removed the pain in my back, corrected
he kidney secretions, and in a measure
helped my stomach trouble. There ia
ne fact about Doan's Kidney Pills worth
ointing out They act directly on the
idceys snd the auxiliary organs. I have
very confidence in them or I would not
ive recommended them to others who
ifft red from inactive or overexcited kid
rys. It is a pleasure to me to endorse a
reparation which will do what it rep
ssents. Doan's K'dney Pills for sale by all
Icalers; prii e 50 cents a box. Mailed oa
receipt of 1 rice by Foster-Milburn Co,
riuffalo, N. v., sole agents for the U. a
Remember the name, Doan's, and take
For disorders . of tho
fcmlnZna crsan's hava
gained tissir great renown
BKd enormous salo he
causa cf the permanent
good they kava dono and
are doing for tho women
of this countrym
If all ailing cr suffer'
Ing women could bo made
to understand how ab
solutely truo are tho
statements about Lydla Em
Compound, their suffer
ings would end,
FJlrs. Pinkham counsels
women free of charge
Her address Is Lynn,
Mass, The advice she
gives Is practical and
honest. You can'vjrlte
freeiy to her; ska is a wo'
1 Cures Drug
Following U what you can buy at the new
727 Brebui Building,
Men's 50c Shirts 30.!.
" 75c Overalls, 0c
f 10c Socks, uac
50c Ties, ffita.
Best Clothes Wringer, :
23 sheets good Paper and 2." Envelopes, 8c
25 best Euvelopes, : : : 05c
Good Ag:tte Dish Pan, : : 2!V
Best Table Oil Cloth per yard 20c
75c Corsets 50 cents
T3c " 73 cents
?1 CO " -83 cents
Full assortment Tinware, Agate ware.
Knives and Forks, Glass ware, Flags aud
Fire Works in seat-on.
CIl -LAMES' ETON JACKET,
tlx. U, H, 3, S3, 40, U.
ties si, w, tilt, 14 1 rr
Providing for th- Aire t and Con
viction of Vagrants and
Be It ordained and enjo-d lv the Bnrtr'iw
and Town Council of Kockwood. tvirouifh. In
the county of s--m.-iei. Smli- of Pennsylva
nia, ana it in ncreny oniulned ana euiu-U d lv
the authority of thpmmK
1, That from and sftrr (h" paneo of this
ordinance, ail persons susn-cte1 of U-lPf v
eninn or trumps sh-ll be anvs'ed by the
Hiuh Constable or Ko lce nt!lo-r, Hnd be de
tained in it. bo-oush lo kuu until Mich time
an thy may Iw pxaminod by ihe Bu rue,
and on conviction llit-rvof hail Ixi tlm-d not
len thun one dollar (il U') together with all
'2 When any twr-on f-halt have ben ar-
r-std by virtue of the nt ove minicr-nnli. or
by direct autho-tty and direction of the Hnr
chnrsed with b-lni; VHgrunt or trump.
druiikennt-Ki or the vit-ln'ion of nny otht-r
p-ice ordinance Hnd convicted of lite nUi nw-
rhnnred. and jhnii refuse or be un:l!e to pay
me nne lmiKrMeo lor ranch miens, me liurifs
limy compel such person or persons to work
upon the out. lie works or street of the bor-
ouirh fora period of lime not exceeding one
day for eah dollarof the tine imposed,
"assed flnnlly t a neular meeting of the
Council May 7, ISmO.
Attest : Pres. Council.
W. II. H. BAKFR,
Approved the at h day of Mav. I On.
W. K. II A K Kit.
Now being ofc'vred at prices beyond com
petition. Call and. inspect our SEEDS
before njaVl.'g ;our purchases. Buving
in these quanti 'es enables us to buy di
rect from the Largest Seed Dealers in the
country. We haveSEEDS f all kinds
Timothy and Clover, Orchard and Blue
Mail ordprs will receive prompt atten
tion abd correspondence solicited from
parties desiring to make purchases.
FLOUR and FEED DEPARTMENTS
Always well stocked with Feed and
Grain .of all r.riaiio. - ir :
. . - 1 f .1 n 11 n , 1 1 (-
grent inducements on all our High Grade
j MinuesoU Flours. Call and inquire our
j Don't forget "OIL MEAL" is the
: most nutritious feed for stock. Try a sack
I at once aud see the results.
Can load at any point in the ecunly
Parties having any to offer will please
, write or call to see ns.
We are the Largest Receivers of
Farm Products in the County. Farmers
having PoUtoes, Hay, Wheat, etc., to
offer, call to see us when ready to
market your produce.
I iicspociiuuy yours,
Ktat of Oeonr William, late of Tpr'
Turkryfool townoiilp. dt-eea.
le tters of adminlstr.it ln on tbeatiove estate
bavin been mi.ted to the undersigned
by the proper authority, iiotuw ts her.-oy giv
en all persona indebU-,1 to aald ''e 10
mnkelm i:ed:me payment, and utM h"Jlnt
clR':n-"8lnt the nmt to present them duly
ftitil.ei.iin.tcd for pctytnent, at the .t.r w J
It lierhard. Kiiii'H. . !'... fcaia U-wnsnip,
oo e.turU.y.JuneW.M.K w , JAM
Fred. W. ISieseoker. Administrator;
Ksiate cf Kilzaheth llypvn,lat-of Krvthers-
Y Si il Y un UBUi, ucv u.
Letter of administration on the above
tate bavin? been grunted to the underr--by
the proper ai'liiurtiy, notice is hereby 1
en to all person indebted to sa'd e
miikeiminediste payment, and those lv
- . 1 . 1 it.. ..in, ot nr,iit litem d
ft'u then ti.led for settlement on Naturday
the tfith day of Mav. !(. in the buroutfu
e-otuersct. county aud ste s foresaid.
ttr.te of Oeorr4 F. Rtita. lat of Phide
tuwr.shin, Somerset cotibty, I'm. die'd.
I.elterofadmIi)istration on jk nbnveestate
i..i-i,u h.ii fmnte.1 to the u hiiers.tf ned
the propt-r authority, notice i4 hereby g-iven
to alt r-ott lmi rjul lonmi esue io uiaai
irnmcuUte payment, and Hne havlngclamn
amhiM tue m to pre-.-. them duly au
llientlcnti-d for settlement, on Saturday, thi
2i day of June next, at the store of the ad
Uiiuisirator, in efhaiie township.
John y. rf.it?,
vy 4 Hay, Atfy. Aduii.iiraUr.
Kstate of Tr. J W. Curothers. late of Somerset
borough, .Somenu t county, t a., aee a
Iettcm of administration on th above
estate having been uninled 10 the undersigned
hv me un.1-1 r autliorit v. cotl- is hereby riv
en to all persons knowing tin mselvcs Indebt
ed to sui J estate to m&Ke immediate pay men.
and those having claims or di-ruands against
tiie same to present them duly auttvnticaiea
lor settlement on Thursday, the lilst day ot
June, 1SM1, at la'e resniepce of rtec'n.
KLjCAMiK K. C-ltOTHKR.
Administratrix of Dr. J W. Carothers, dee'd,
In the matter of theetat of William Fritz,
late of Kro;h rsvaliey towur- bip, i-Kjtueise
county, Fa , dec d.
In the Orphans Court of Somerset Co., Pecn'a.
May 2. lis), on motion of John R. Mcoft
Eu.. sitori.ev for w". li. frill and S. W
t-rit, siimii-Utratc.rs, the undersigned was
1 noointed aii-iisorin saM estate to make
iislrihu'.ion i-f the fund in the hand of t lie
entitled thereto; also, to tlx tTie amount due
Ihe widow, and ascertain advancements to
Ihe heirs, hereby gives notice that he will
sit to discharge the duties of uisMppointment
HI n is 01 nee ill c-Hiinersei, on inuiwinj,
lime 7th. at one o'clock P. M., when and
where all parties In interest may attend if
they sec- proper.
Kstate of Adam Poorbnugh lute of Larimer
I-etteta testamentary on the above
tale having tx-cu granted to the undersigned
by the proper authority, notice Is hereby giv
en to all persons Indebted to said estate to
make immediate payment, and those having
elulrns e "alnsl the same to present mem only
nutheittii-afea lor settlement on rmuriay,
luue Si, liV). at the lain rcsidenc of dee'd.
H. B. 11KAI,
Executor of Adam Puiirbaugh, dee'd.
f. L. l'uh. Attorney.
The undersigned h'-rebv gives notice that
he has made application to the .Secretary of
Internal Allaire for ID acres of u ti ill -
proved land situated In t-Uinycreek town
ship. Somerset county. Pa., adjoici-.g lands
of Joseph K. pahg!er on the ea&L, t'.-1ward
Ijindis un til south, VV'illiam and Jiartin
shank on the west aud Ueorge ilosuillt r on
ALBERT E. RAYM AN
May.f.,lW. i'uKU, Pa.
Orphans' Ccnrt Sala
Valuable Real Estate
Bv virtue of a certain order Issued out of th
Orphans' Court of r-omerset county. Pa.. I
will onVr nt public sale in the borough of
"Somerset, somerset county, ra., at tne Court
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1900,
At 2 o'clock p. m.
the following described real estate, late the
property of Elizabeth Ray man, dee'd, vi :
All the following described real estate, situ
ate in lirothersvalley township, Somerset
county. Pa , a '.I lands of C. W. Knep
per, r. r. l. -. - .tiostioiocr ana oihers
containing fori, -lui ttiiaeres more or less.
with a good story and olie-ha f plank hou-,
4mm1 bank bain and ov.heraulhui!dingsihe--
on erectci. A gisxl orchard of nne frill',
well watered aud iu every way a desirable
TERMS Cat-h on confirmation 01 mle.
JA.EI I PCUH.
Adm'r of Elizabeth R ivman, dt-c'U
WiiERkAS, Tne Hon. Jacob H. Iisok
nfi'K kk. President Judge of the several Court 1-
of Common Pleas of the several counties coro-
poslng the lmh Juiliclui District, aud J untie
rf the Courts of Oyer and Terminer and tien-
erai jail ta-nvery. lor the trial or all capital
and other offenders in the sai l District, and
iruKOE J. Black aud A. K Iuckey, Esq's.,
fudges of the Court of Common Pleas an 1
Justices or the Courts of Oyer and Turtninei
aud (ieneral J.'l Delivery for the trial ofaii
eitpiial ana other oib-nders In the County ot
Somerset, have issued their precepts, and to
rne directed, for holding a Court of Common
Picas an-t General tjuarter Sessions of tin
Peace and Uenerui Jail Delivery, and Couil
f Over and Terminer at (somerset, on
MONDAY. MAY 28, 1300,
Notice Is hereby given to all the Justice?
of the Peace, the Coroner and Constables
within the said county of Somerset, that thev
be then and there in their proper persons wit'b
their mils records, iiuiuisi tions, examinations
and other remembrances, to do those things
which to their office and In that behalf ap
pertain to be done, and also they who wi'l
pr.ieecute against the prisoners that in r
shall be in the Jail of Somerset Couutv, to b
then and there to prosecute against, them
hall be lust.
JAMES B. SAYI.OR.
Will stand fortnnr sat High and Farm dur
ing the season. This horse needs noh .iino-
as his git have sold f.H" more rooney, and"
p-o-hied more s, e l ami tester than any iu
i in.- county, some having gone tr e mile in 13
Bar, t!irc-j ear-old. bred deep In old Nlier
hi shI. who. In his day. produced more high
prl"ed drift hordes than Jll) 7 attest 1 1 1 1 an i-vi-r
ownrdlnthis county. This colt will al
lowed ( toa limited number of marvs at
t-i.n) to Insur - a mare wl h foal. You want to
see this horse btfra breeding elsewhere.
I Horne-Stewart Co. I
i v ms sar
New patJcrn3 in tiiin
Z cool fabrics. White and crl-
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ctripe ami neal floral tlo.-igi?,
f io. i5t 20, and 25c.
J a yard.
The very choicest of tl.e eca
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I Samples ly mail if toii
o want them.
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Do not fail to see our 1900 line of Furniture, (
it's well made. The cheaper, end in a aj thoroughlv r
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g WHEN IN WANT OF PURE DRUGS, CHEM-
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J Imported and Domestic Brands of Cigars conbta::;;
G. W. BEN FORD, Managerj
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