The Somerset herald. (Somerset, Pa.) 1870-1936, May 30, 1900, Image 3
The Somerset Herald COWARD BCXI U Editor and Proprietor. -71 WEDK ESDA.Y . ..May W. 19U0, Republican National Ticket. FOR PRESIDENT, William McKinley, of Ohio. Republican State Ticket. FOR AUDITOR GENERAL, Edmund B. Hardeoberg, of Wayne. COXU XESS-AT-L ARG E, Galusba A. Grow, of Susquehanna. Robert H. Foerd-rer, of Philadelphia. Republican County Ticket. FOR CONGRESS, Harvey M. Berkley, of Somerset Bt. Habjrct lo the drntU-n of the Itutrui Omrrem. ASSEMBLY, W. H. Sanner, of Somerset Borough. Fred. 11 e, of Meyersdale Borough. POOS DIRECTOR, Samuel J. Bowser, of Somerset Twp. JURY COMMISSIONER, Theodore E. Rhoada, of Somerset Twp. The people of Kentucky choee Tay lor for Governor, but the Legislature threw bimoutaod put in Beckham. It la the people's next move and they will be beard from in due time. Stern j.ntice should be meted out to any poatoffice official connected with the cheating in Cuba or who was neg ligent in regard to inspection. Gov ernor Wood will screen no offender, no matter what his rank in the' service. In February, March and April tbe exports of cotton were Jsx.OOO.OOO, against f 44,000,000 in tbe taue month lust year. Much as it loves Bryan, tl.e South ought to be resigned over pay ment in gold instead of silver at 45c. on the dollar. From one small township in Kansas five farmert) have gone to tbe Paris Ex poHilion aud taken their families along. Their absence in Europe seems to be the only thing that will reduce the farmer vote for McKinley in Kansas this falL Admiral Dewey is getting no dele gates to' tbe Kansas City or any other national convention, but be sizes up the situation for that other Democrat very accurately. "The South was never in a more prosperous condition than it is to-day," says the Admiral, w ho has just been through that section, "and I know that the people of the South do not want Bryan for Presi dent" Neither do the people of the East nor of tbe West. The B-.ier delegates have learned from the tcreiary of State that tbe President will maintain the policy of impartial neutrality between Great Britain and the South African repub lics. If the Boer representatives are familiar with the history of tbe United States they know that this country has never interfered iu the wars of Africa or any other foreign continent, and that to do it now would be a complete departure from the traditional line of action. President Fillmore lost no time in conveying this information to Kossuth, tbe Hungatiau patriot and agitator, and it was done, as was prop er, in direct and unmistakable terms. In refusing to admit the Boer deputa tion to the floor the Senate eimply ailirmedthe time-honored potation of neutrality in conflicts between foreign countries. There will be no change under a Republican administration in this historical attitude. Is its last issue the "fakir" has a little cock-and-bull story about "orders" bfing received here by local politicians from outsiders. It neglects to explain tht a local Insurgent leader, some few weeks before th recent primaries, re ceived a special order from a Phila delphia sub-b s, reading something as fo'lows: "We have decided not to make a fight for Btate delegah in Somerset county." In consequence of tbe rtipt of this, no Insurgent caftdi d ties for delegates to tbe State Con Vintion were put up. On the day of tie recent Republican Convention a wagantoad of Bddford county poli ticians epecial representatives of the late Joseph E. Tbropp landed in S merset, for tbe special purpose of K'virg U,e local Insurg nt leaders rtders" and "pointers" as to bow to run a convention and count out regu larly nominated candidates for election. Aud their orders were carried out to tbe letter. aTilh.di.au Bar Th.atret, Cards and Da " Chicauo. May uaMetn Iters of tbe M"lbodit Church are still under tbe rule of tbe discipline prohibiting dancing. lbat re-going and otber amusements and any communicant ofth'' Church violating tbi rule is liable lo fxpulaiin, ace irding tot'ie action of llio t nral Conference to-day. Tbe minority report of the Committee on the Stale of the. Church, rwiinraeod tng that no action be Ukn at the prevent time on tbe question, m as adopted on a roll-call vote by a tn ij irity of 3. At ii no racial record of the v ; give- Z20 aeaiuxt amusement aud 2v for. Tbe result of tbe vote -on this quealion wax a source of disappointment to ira majority of tbe committee, who hd brought in a report favoring greatT leniency in the discipline by remoriug t'lia section from tbe penal code and placing Ii under "advice to pastors." Tais would leave the question to th con a ;ienee of each member of tbe Church. Ecdueed Kate, to Camden, lad., via P.aa ylvaaia Kail road. For meeting or ! J Order of German Baptist Brethren at Camden, Iod., June 3 to 5. 1H00, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company will sell from May 31 to June 3, inclusive, excursion tickets to Cam den, Ind., from stations on iu lina .t of Baltimore, Md (not inclusive), west of and including Lancaster and Heading, and from station south of and including Sunbury, at rata of one first ciaaa limited fare for tbe round trip. .Tickets will be good returning until July 5, inclusive. Sedaoad Kates to Philadelphia via P. X. X. On account of the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia, June 19, tbe Pennsylvania Railroad Company will sell excursion tickets to Philadelphia from alt stations on its line at rate of one fare for the round t-lp (minimum rata 50 cents). Ticket will be sold and good going June 15 to Id, inclusive, and retarcing to June 2ti, inclusive, Boot Caffao Agreo With Toal If not, drink Grain O made from pur grains. A lady wrilag : -The first time I made Grain-O I did not like it but after using it for one week nothing would in duce mo to go back to coffee." It nonr ibes and feeds the system. Tbe chil dren can drink it freely with great bene liL It is the strengthening wubstauee of pure grains. Get a package to day from jour grocer, follow thedirertions in mak ing it and yon mill bave a delicious and healthful table leverage for old and young. 15c and 20c CEKSUS ENUMERATORS. Joseph E. Tbropp Fer&istently Mis states Facts in Regard to the Time of Their Ap pointment. Upoa ths Priselplo that a Ut Oft Repeated Will do Takoa for the Trata, oar une Torai CsBgreiimaa Coatiaaoi Hit Fault Effort to Coeeivt tat People As long back aa tbe latter part of last March the following item appeared in Joseph K.Thropp'8 Bedford paper and in a nam ber of Democratic and loan rgent papers in this Congressional d'strict: Aa it is understood that certain persons opposed to Mr. Tbropp have been prom ising many people ,Kmuu, . i Knumerators throughout Bedford and Somerset counties, and in many cases promising tbe position to different par ties in the same district, it is only proper to let tbe public know that tbe rules of the Censua Bureau require that the duii- of ail the Enumerators suau oe in Washington on file on tbe itotn of March, and those who naven'i receivea tbe notification of their appointment can make up tbeir mind tbai they are being deceived- Furtbe if any have been ap pointed after having exacted from them promises t oppose the present Congress man, it micbt be well lor them to "go alow' in eudeavoring to carry out the demands of any one who has dared to exact such promises from them. Some two weeks after the above item appeared the Johnstown Democrat and Mr. Thropp's Bedford organ published what purported to be a list of Census Enu merators appointed for Somerset County, under tie caption, "Official List ofSomer- set's Census Enumerators. Hon. Joe. Thropp's Endorsement," aud said among other things: The above list will bave an especial significance in the present fight between ineiScull and anu ocuil factions in som erset county. For some reason the ad herents of Mr. Heull bave persisted in saying that tbe Knumerators had not heenv.appotnte-1. In addition, promises for appointments as Enumerators bave been made by tbe Scull men, so it is said. lo aid in tbe work of. defeating tbe anti- Scuil men. It is understood that the list above was that furnished tbe Census Bureau by Mr. Tbropp, who alone can recommend men for appointment in tbe district. At the time the above several items ap peared tbe Herald pointed oui. their otter falseness and absurdity. Last week the following letter appeared in several of our local coteinporaries and a somewhat similar effusion in several of our Bedford Couuly exchanges : Open Letter From Tbropp. House of Representatives, 1 Washisotos, V May 21st, 19U0. J see e o Dear Sir In sending you the accom paniug list of Census Kuumerators, aud know l UK that your paper never wishes to deceive the people, but desires to pub lish tbe truth, I write toconti.-tn the in formation given you before lbs primaries in Somerset couuty, that the people may know tbe facts, namely : tbat tbe enu merators for the county bad been ap pointed. Before tbe primaries, April 21st, it was staled in several newspapers tbat the list of enumerators bad been made out and that tbe Kules of tbe Census Bureau re quired them to be in Washington, from the 2mh, to the litth of March. The cor rectness of this statenieut was stoutly deuied by some persons among whom are said to be included those who bad tbe mak.ngof tbe selections and who cer tainly knew tbst the lists bad long before been sent to Washington. in some single enumerating districts in Somerset county many persons were promised tbe same position, and tbe total number of tboee thus misled in tbe coun ty, is said to bave reached into the hun dreds. I do uot believe in deceiving people, and to show that tbe statements made by tne and my Iriends were correct, I now five a copy of the letter sent me by the ion. V. It. Merriaru, Director of tbe I'nited States Census under date of April 4th, in which you will note tbat be writes me to call at bis office to so the lists ; and in addition to this letter I give you the names and dates of appointments of all the KnumeraUrs for tbe Thirteenth Cen sus District. The dates jiveu were wheu tbe Enumerator's appointments were re ceived here in Washington. In four places in Somerset county you will no tice that substitutions bave beeu made. Now it will be understood tbat the ap pointments had to be made beforehand and reported to the Supervisor, who mas in Somerset, and then re mailed from Somerset here, so you can see bow far back, beyond April 2ud, when most of tbem wete received bere, tbe appoint ments must bave been made. Tbe lists for the four counties are in my posses sion, and with but few exceptions all tbe selections were made and in Washington here, as stated, tbe last of March. it is unfortunate and humiliating tbat in order to accomplish thMr purposes cer tain parties make it a rule to deceive tbe people. Lincoln truthfully said: "You can iool all tbe people some of the time, aud some of tbe people all tbe time, but you can't fool all the people all the time." It is to be hoped tbat tbe time for fooling tbe people is nearly at an end. Very truly yours, Joseph Thropp." Copy of Director If erriam's Letter. Depart ks-t of the I.vthrior) Ckxscs Office, WasHisoToo;. April 4, 1900. J Mr Dear Sir: I bave the honor to inform vou that tbe list of enumerators submitted by the Supervisor of On mis or tne Tbtrteenth District of Pen n viva nia. has been received and I should be plea-ted to show you the same if you will can at tne otnee. I am, Ver respectfully, (Signed) V. R. Merriax, Director. Hon. J. E. Thropp. House of Representative, Washington, D. C. The attention of Census Supervisor Scull was called to the above letter Satur day and be was asked to give tbe Heralo a statement of the facts concerning tbe appointment of Enumerators. His reply was: "Life is too short and my official duties too pressing tojallow me to entei into a controversy with an individual who has recently undergone tbe severe cast: cation at lbs bauds of bis Republican constitu ents as has our one-term Congressman. Cut as M r. Thropp has seen fit to give to the pu'olic several untruthful statements couoeruing the appointment of Enumera tors iu my ceusus district, I will give you a -correct statement of how and when the various appointments were made in or der that your read6.s may discern whether or not our bumptious Congress man has teen speaking by tbe book. First off, all appointment are required under the law to be made in the following manner: The applicant must submit a formal application to the Supervisor on a blank furnished him for tbat purpose. Upon receipt of the formal application, tbe Supervisor sends the applicant what is called a 'tent schedule,' which the ap plicant must Gil up and return to tbe Supervisor The Supervisor in turu cor rects tho test schedule, marking the errors made (if any), and, if be sacs fit, submits it and the application to the Di rector of Censua If the Director ap proves tbe papers, be so notifies the Supervisor and authorizes him to com mission tbe applicant. While all appli cations and test schedules must be sub mitted to tbe Director, he can not appoint an Enumerator, but it must be done by the Supervisor, with the approval of the Director. Tbe first test capers sent from this office to tie Director were registered at tb Somerset poetoffice on ths afternoon of March 31sL "It was some ten days or two weeks later when notice of tbe approval or some of these papers and tbe rejection of others was reosived at' this office, so It will be readily eeeu tbat I could not possibly have made an apppointme&t prior to this date April 11th or 12ti. "The first appointment actually made in my district was made on tbe 30th day of April and the first Enumerator to re ceive bis commission was William P. Hurst, who received it on the afternoon of tbat day. "All told there were just ninriy two ap plications from Somerset county filed in' this office. Of this number several vol untarily withdrew and the papers of at least 20 per cent, of the baUnce were so carelessly and defectively made out that they could not be considered. "In a number of tbe most important die riflta in this county, and the same is true of all tbe other counties of my dis trict, I experienced great difficulty in procuring applicants and bad to send parties into these districts to get some one to apply. This was no doubt owing to Mr. Thropp's premature aononnce mont tbat all appointments bad been mhde. "So applicant received notice of bis ap pointment before April 30th for tbe good and sufficient reason taat no appoint ments were made before that date. I have named 30) Enumerators, fnr ; special agents and two clerks, all of whom, I am confident, will villiugly testify tbat they did not receive notice of tbeir appointment nntil after it was made and no K numerator will say he received notice of his appointment prior to April 30th. "No man living can truthfully say tbat I promised biin an appointment or tbat I authorized anyone to do bo in my name. I bad tbe most emphatic instructions from the Director of the Census not to make public my list of numerators nntil the list watt finally completed. Tbe list was only couipleied to day. "In respoaje to a letter from me Direc tor Merriam wrote me, under date of May 7. 1900: "This office has not intended to give out the list of proposed Enumerators foi snV of tLe enumeration districts. If there has been published such a list purporting to be authentic it has been without the sanc tion of tbe Census Oi'ice. The embar rassments which are likely to arise from a premature publication are so paieut tht it is incomprehensible how anyone could fail to rocognize it. In view of the above, the Herald sub mits to iu readers whether be truthful ness cf every iice it baa ever printed rel ative to tbe appointment of Census Enu merators in tbis district is not borne out by tbe facta. We can understaud why several of our county eo temporaries bave persisted in publishing lying and absurd statements, and in abusing and blackguarding tbe Herald for staling the truth. It was done with a view of making political capital to pet bread in their mouths for for such services their masters and owno'S are willing to pay. But why a Congressman, even a single termer, would persist in such bnseness is beyond our ken, unles it be that having first lied about these appointments the latter part of March, when be caused the first article quoted to be published, and sgain when be caused the second oae, be thought be could bluff it out and have it pass for the truth if be kept at it, and so made the third attempt. "In some single enumerating districts in Somer et county uisny persons were promised tbe same position, and tbat the number of those iniled in tbe county, is said to have reached into the hundreds," says Mr. Thropp. "The lie here is so wilful, so apparent that one wondets that even a candidate for Congress who had j-jst been repudiat ed by tbe people of his own county would be guilty of it. In all there were W ap plicants in Somerset county, yet Mr. Thropp, who baa not been in the county since be m-acra candidate two years ago, unblusbingly asserts tbat the number promised "reached into the hundreds." Now it will be understood that ap pointments had to made beforehand and reported to the Supervisor, who was in Somerset, and then rs-mailed from Som erset here, so you ?an see bow far bark, beyond April 2nd, when most of them were received here, the appointments must bave been made," says the veracious M r. Thropp. Such utter mendacity. "Who, pray, made tbe appointments and reported them to tbe Supervisor? Were not the appointments made by biin after they tcere ujiprot cd fc.y the Director! Is it to be wondered at when you take the above false and mendacious state ments into consideration that tbe Repub lican voters of Bedford county utterly repudiated this political Ananias and placed him in theuuique and humiliating position of being tbe only candidate for Congress in tbe history of the district who was refused an endorsement for a second term by the voters of his own county. Tbe people of bis county took bis right measure from the start and he couldn't even fooialarge partoftbe peo ple of Bedford county any part of the time. It is indeed humiliating that the 2kh Pennsylvania district should be rep sented in Congress by n individual of tbe capacity of Joseph E. Thropp. Prize Woa After Many Tears. Cleveland, ., May 2 The remark able devotion of August Croft, a Morrow county farmer, 89 years old, for Miss Kate Putnam, 88 years old is at last to be rewarded. After a courtship of 71 years. Miss Put nam has consented to become his wife, and tbe wedding is t-i take place Mon day, at the bride's borne, in South Bloom field. The couple were born and reared on adjoining farms, and at fifteen and seventeen were"ardent lovers. They drifted apart, but kept up a cor respondence. On January 9, 11)00, they were formally engaged. They have de dared tbat no person nnder 60 years of afecan attend the ceremony. When a man Is tortured with back ache or lame back be doesn't want to txperirjent with new and untried remed'ea. He idealizes that the backache la kidney ache. The lame back virtually meant lame kidneys, and be knows tbat there's very serious trouble ia store if he doesn't get his kidneys to do their duty. In his trouble he naturally tarns to Doan's Kidney Pills Others all around him have been cured of kidney complaint by this wonderful little remedy. He has tbe testimony of others to guide him. He KNOWS that Doan's Kidney Pills WILL cnre.no matter what form of kidney complaint he may have. He learns this by readihg emphatic evidence liks tbe following: Sir. John G. Benford, 01423 Horner street, engineer at the "Plane." I Jonestown, says: t l told tbe residrntt of Johnstown through cmr lucml Bauers in 1S6 that the sain ac-rms my kidneyaand right ovrr the kips mn al ways aouest ia the moraine when getting nnt'cf bed and for some t:n afterwards Trouble with the kidney secretions followed nd it trot ao serious that I became alarmed Physicians pronounced it tbe result of ty phoid ferer which 1 had Mntrartnt anm.. Kiime previous and I was treated for it br '.hem. but received little if anv benefit. As a lant resort I decided to try Ttaan's Kidnev HHa. Tber e-a-e me relief right awav. SDoaiiy ttirei roe ana a nave nau Bo return of my old complaint np to date." S ioan i .ianey ruts tor sale bv Saitucaicia. i 1 1 we jo cents. Aiaiieul 1. T- . rltl , . - M r .11 j i - TI . . - .. . 1 guy a wxr-aii.uurc V.O., cunaJO, r.Y., Fsole agents for the United States. Re- k member the name Doan's and take ao substitute. Jj l nmut riwi.'r mn -a. IM'I I" a-;l.t UL' ft PARK H0IIL, DEER PARK, MD. Most Delightful Summer Resort of tbe Aliegheniea. Slrnl hv mnnnl.in l..ui. f - - . - - r - -j " iiiccin, mi above sea level. Absolutely free from iiiaiaria, uay lever sua monquitrw. Un Main Liueof Baltimore 4 Ohio Railroad. Hotel and Cottages. Every modern con venience. Rooms en suite with bath. Klnctrif f.1(rhi t'lAc.. 'r(i,ifti.k r..,K. ...... , au.Mic-u ""mn, tw-O Lurra Hvir,iitirt Pwli. t lf I . .. 1. Tennis Courts, Bowling Alleys, Magmti- un w, VOinpiei Livery service, Annarwtiia Vai-al imuIam, r,.. liebtftil Cottages (fuminbej for house- June IsL Hotel cmn from Jui-a il t Sopiein ber 30th. - - .-n-- sihm IO.UI 1 1 1 al 1' ' L! sUUlT E. Burweil. Manager. B. A O. Buildine I Li-la as j - . . that time, Deer Park, Garrett Cvuu'.y, ENNSYLVANIA WANTS TO HELP MKINLEY. Her Rational Delegates Will So Vote on tlie Vice Presidency. SO SAYS SENATOR PENBOSE. Colonel Qamr, Who Will Head the Delegation. Prosa ths) Keyatoa State, Confers With t.-trreaat-tf-Arnas Wlavrell Aboat Details of tk) Great Coavratloa. (Special Correspondence.) Philadelphia, May 29. United States Senator Boies Penrose, commenting upon the probable attitude of the Penn sylvania delegation to the Republican convention on the rice presidential Is sue, said today: .''There his been no attempt to get the delegates from Pennsylvania to the national conven tion pledged or committed to any can didate for vice president. It may be accepted as a fact that the Influential Republican leaders of this state are anxious and eager to do what is thoLgbt best for tbe success of the Re publican ticket this fall. The opinion Is general that the delegation to the national convention from Pennsylvania ehould defer action upon the matter of the vice presidency until they shall have an opportunity of conferring in Philadelphia with the party leaders from all over the country, and especial ly the close friends of the national ad ministration. We in Pennsylvania have no concern about the result of the presidential election in our own state, but we are desirous of doing that which will strengthen the Republican organi zation In the so-called doubtful states. We want to strengthen the national ticket, and it is believed that the wishes of President McKinley and those whose opinions he values should ?e cenenrred in by the delegates from jut state. I am free to say that it will be a pleasure for me to vote for any candidate for vice president whose nomination shall be regarded as most desirable by the president. I am con fident that shold there be such a pref erence so indicated the delegation from Pennsylvania will be a unit in support ing such a candidacy." - Senator Penrose is a delegate from his congressional district, and he will co-operate with Colonel Quay In all matters. The Beaver statesman, who will be chairman of the delegation, Is the leader of Pennsylvania's "big eight," the delegates-at-large. During his visit to this city last week, Colonel Quay, as the member of the national committee from this state, had a long conference with CoL George N. Wiswell. sergeant-at-arms of the Republican national convention. As a member of the executive commit tee of tbe national committee Colonel Quay is in touch with the influential men in the national committee, and he will participate In all the conferences regarding the detail work of the con vention and the framing of the plat form. A MAGNIFICENT HALL. All the arrangements for the conven tion have been completed by the local committee of arrangements, and the hall was yesterday formslly transfer red to Chairman Manley's sub-committee of the national committee. Since Contractor Dietrich, on April 9, essayed the task of making the nec essary alterations to the auditorium Saturday was the first weekday that found all hammers still In the great hall. So far as Contractor Dietrich was concerned the work of the convention hall was finished, and the great struct ure now awaits only its gala day attire of flags, bunting, pictures and flora and piant deoorations to put it in shape for the memorable scenes which next month are to be enacted within its walls. To one who entered the great struct ure yesterday afternoon it had a sin gularly impressive appearance. Its 15, 0S0 chairs were all in place, but, save three or four policemen and a couple of firemen guarding it, the great build ing was deserted. As the visitor en ters the doorway in the rear of the hall the appearance of the magnificent hall is deceptive, for the thousands of seats to the left and right of him can not be viewed at a simple glance. But if he stand in one of the comers f the hall Its immensity will become at once apparent. AMPLE SEATING ROOM. The convention hall is 310 feet long and 2SS f"et wide. The alterations which have Just been completed have required 400.000 feet of lumber. The chairs, which aro to be occupied by the S26 delegates, and a like number of al ternates, allow a seating capacity of 20 inches in width. The visitors' chairs are so placed as to afford the occupants a seating space of 18 inches In width. In the section reserved for representa tives of Jie press are 500 chairs. The press tables are six feet in length, and tach will be occupied- by three men. On the stage are two sections of seats, each section containing 43 chairs. The section on the right of the speak er's platform will be occupied by mem bers of the Republican national com mittee, and that on the left by the speakers and distinguished visitors. The side aisles are four feet in width and the main aisles vary from six to eight feet. All visitors to the convention hall will enter by the main entrance in the rear cf the ball. A large number of exits, however, have been provided. Of these there are eight on each side of tlie building and four In the rear. It is ee'Jmated that the entire building can M cleared la five minutc3. Seven Get Off With Their Liver.. Pottsvillb, Pa., May 2fi. The j try in the rwnrder ca-e herein seven Li.bmin ians were charged with conspiracy iu the murder of Joseph Uutowski, came in to diy after deliberating nearly nineteen h iiirt, finding Andrew Coras, tbe alleged king of the Pmpriotiokas faction, guilty of murder In tbe second degree and the six other defendants, Anthony Machulas, Peer Steuhiwics, John Stenkiewicz, Anthony Stenkiewicz, Mike Braznski and Joe Suchinhki, guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Rulowski, who was a member of tbe "Ziikas'' secret society, was supposed to have come nnder the ban of the Proprien akas, a rival secret organization, which it was slated, determined on bis death. The conspiracy was not clearly proved at Ibis trial, which was thei' seoond one, they having all been convicted of murder in tbe first degree at the trial held in No vember las'. Judge Mar, who presided in tbe case just ended, wbich lasted two weks, alio tried Roll as ' Rubnesa and Matt Rubness for the murder of Joseph Rutiwski. A verdict was rendered find ing Rubness guilty of murde: in the first decree and acquitting his brother. A third trial will be asked in behalf of the seven Lithuanians convicted to day. All the healing, bulsamic virtues t.f the Norway pine are concentrated in Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup, nature'sown remedy for cocghs and colds. Seduced Sates te Ksrth Xanehsttsr, ltd , via Feiasylvaaia Kaliroad. For meeting of German Btplist Breth ren, at North Manchester, Ind , May 29 to June a, 1WW, the Pennylvau!a Rail road Company will place special excur sion tickrts oo sale May 20 to June 3, lftXt, from stations west of Baltimore (not in clusive ), and south of and including. San bury, at rate of one firntcla-ia limited fart for the round trip. Tickets" will te kOod rtftu.-Liuj untU July I, inclusive. A PARTY LOYALTY ISSUE IN-COURT A Judicial Decision Which Will Have Far Beaching Effect. WARNING TO FUSIONISTS. Ida-e Hemphill's Derision tn a Ches ter C'oantr Case Asalaat a Soealled ncpabllraa Who Voted a Fasio Leatlalatlve Ticket sad Afterward Wasted to Participate la Keaabll eaa Primaries. fSpeclal Correspondence.) Harrisburg, May 29. A decision which will have far reaching influence upon the politics of thl3 state was given last week by Judge Hemphill, of the Chester county court, in a case In which there was an issue as to the in terpretation of the rules of the Repub lican party in that county. Action was brought against a judge of a Republi can primary election who refused to ac cept the vote cf a man who had not supported the full Republican ticket at the election last November for mem bers of the legislature. While for years this man had been looked upon as a Republican and he had probably al ways voted the Republican ticket-before that time, he turned in with the insurgents and voted for the fusion candidates for the legislature, who In cluded Democrats and former Repub licans. When the next Republican pri mary election was held this individual went to the polls and sought to partici pate in the election of Republican del egates. His vote was challenged and the Judgeof the election refused to ac cept his ballot. There were, of course, expressions of great indignation from the men who had worked with him to defeat the regular Republican candi date at the preceding election. They made all sorts of threats as to what they would do with this Republican election Judge, who had exercise! his best judgment as to what he should do under the circumstances. First there was a criminal prosecu tion instituted, but when the matter came before the grand Jury and all the circumstances in the case were recited, the bill of indic tment was promptly ig nored, and again the insurgents were much chagiined. They did not give up the fight, howeer. They had power ful polltlcrU lnfuence back of them, with the Martin-Flinn organization of the state deeply interested in the out come of this important issue as to the status of the men who follow the lead ership of Fllnn and Martin and vote for Democrats, Prohibitionists or any other candidates against the regular nominees of the Republican organiza tion. A civil suit for damages was next brought an.1, the strongest legal talent available was retained to make the best possible presentation of the case in fa vor of the representative of tho in surgent cause. After the matter was fully srgud and all the opinions and other precedents were presented to the court. Judge Hemphill took ample time to carefully consider and weigh all the facts In the case. His conclusions in the matter spread demoralization among the advocates of fusion in every quarter of the commonwealth.. JUDGE HEMPHILL'S OPINION. Judge Hemphill, In his opinion citing the facts of the case, wrote: "Edwin W. Thomas vs. Thotr.as C. Smith. In the court of common pleas of Chester county. No. 17, to October term, 1SS9. Trial by court without a Jury. "This is an action of trespass to recov er damages for the rejection of p'aiu tiffs vote at a Republican primary election held in the eastern precinct ofTredyffrin -township in June, 1809, and Tile following are our "FINDINGS OF FACTS: "The defendant was the dulay elect ed and qualified Judge of a primary election held by the Republicans cf the eastern district of Tredyffrin township, at Stratford, on June 3, 1S99. The plaintiff offered to vote at said election, and was challenged by William P. Htite, on the ground tbat 'he had not supported the Republican ticket at the laFt general election, whereupon the defendant declined to receive his vote unles he would be sworn or affirmed to and sign a printed affidavit, of which the following Is a copy: " 'State of Pennsylvania, county of Chester, ss. 'Personallv appeared before me, a Judge of the Republican primary elec tion of the township or ward of , who, being duly affirmed, or sworn, ac cording to law, doth depose and say that te voted the Republican ticket at the last general election as required by the rules of the Republican party. " 'Affirmed, or sworn, before me this 3d day of June, A. D. 1899. " , Judge of Election.' "which had been furnished him with the other election papers and blank, and which he understood to be in com pliance with the requirements of that portion of rule 3 of the rules of the Repub'ican party of Chester county, that reads as follows: 'On Saturday next before the time of holding the nominating convention, the Republi cans of the different boroughs, wards, precincts. townships or election "dis tricts, vi ho, if challenged, will make a declaration to support the party and an afCdavit that they voted the Repub lic! n t!cl:ct at the last general election, sht.ll assemble at the usual places of holding L'elt ;o'e election and '.ct by ballet tie tleleate or delegates io rorre-cr.t theru ia said nominating sonver.lirn." "Tie i.blii'i.T rc'-jsing .o make tta Rest and hslp fcr weary women aro found in Lydia Em PInkham'a Vegetable Compound ft makes wo men strong and healthy to bear their burdens, and overcomes those Ills to which women aro subject because they aro women. LydU E. Ptikham'i VtytaMc Compound 13 known from coast to coast. It has cured more sick women than any other, medicine. Its fricr.ds aro everywhere and they are constantly writing thankful letters which appear In this paper. If you are puzzled wrlto for Mrs. Plnkham's ad" vlco. Her address i Lynn, Mass. She will charge you nothing and she has restored a million women to health. Herald Job Work is best. r.davlt Ma vote was rejected as It was also when offered a second time, and for the same reason. "The plaintiff had generally co-operated wiin and supported the Repubi1 ctyi party and had been considered and treated as a Republican, having been elected by that party inspector of elec tions, assistant assessor, and from 1SS7 to the present lime township auditor, but i'j. 1)S3 had uppoaod the election of Governor Stone and actively supported the fusion. legislative ticket, composed cf equal numbers of Democrats and Re publicans, in opposition to the regular Republican nominees. "As judge of the election, the de fendant, when plaintiff's voie was chal lenged, had a sworn and judicial duty to rerform. via.: to determine whether unde- the rules of the Republican party he hud or bad net a right to vote, ana this he did, and as far as the evidence discloses conscientiously and without malice or any animus whatever. POINTS OF FACT. - "The following points were present ed by the defendant: " 'The court is respectfully requested to End . . .v. "'1. That under the rules or the Republican party of Chester count, plaintiff was not entitled to vote at the Republican primary election held June 3 1399, after being challenged until he had made (1) a declaration to sup port the party; (2) an affidivit that t voted the Republican ticket at the last general election. " '2. That in refusing plaintiff s vote defendant performed a judicial act, in whu h he would not b answer able for a mistake of Judgment or a mistake of conclusion. "'3. Tbe plaintiff had failed to show that the action of the defendant in re fusing plaintiffs vote was willfvl or malicious or that such a refusal was unlawful or Illegal. "'4. That plaintiff had failed to prove a clear and intentional derelic tion of duty by defendant. , "'5r That defendant in refusing plaintiff's vote was tctlng within the limits of his Jurisdiction as Judge of election of the Republican primary meeting, and incurred no legal liability for a mistake of judgment. "'6. Tbat plaintiff's action can not be sustained and Judgment must be entered for defendant. , " '7. That Judgment of non-suit must be entered against plaintiff.' "We do not deem Its necessary to pass upon these points seriatim, as all that are material to the issue will be found answered in either our find ings of fact or conclusions of law. CONCLUSIONS OF LAW. "The important legal question pre sented i3, Can this action, under the evidence, be sustained? "Under the provisions of the act of June 23, 1881. to regulate the holding, etc., of primary elections, tha defend ant was required to take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation that he would Impartially and faithfully perform his duties in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the Republican party of Chester county, for the government of primary elec tions, meetings or caucuses," and the same act subjects him to n heavy tine 'if be shall willfully disregard or vio late the provisions of ary rubs duly made by the Republican party of Ches ter county for the government of the primary elections of the party, or if he 'shall knowingly reject the vote of any person entitled to vote under the rules of said party, or if he 'shall knowingly receive the vote of any per son or persons not qualified as afore said.' "When, therefore, the plaintiff vote was challenged It became thedutyof tho defendant, under his oath or affirma tion, as judge, to determine whether it should be received or rejected, and this In accordance with the rules of the Republican party of Chester couuty. "He was consequently compelled to construe those rules, which he did (and it i3 not questioned) by holding that plaintiff was not entitled to Tote unless he would make affidavit that he 'voted the Republican ticket at the last gen eral election.' "That affidavit the plaintiff declined to make and his vote was rejected." After citing a number of precedents in both this country and In England, to sustain bis position. Judge Hemp hill directed that judgment be entered by the prothonotary in favor of the defendant. INSURGENTS DEMORALIZED. This decision has spread consterna tion In the ranks of the Insurgents. Men who take an Interest in politics usually like to le identified with oneof the great political organizations. They believe in certain fixed principles and they wish to be regarded as supporters of the party representing such prin ciples. Even seme of the most ardent advo cates of fusion at this time, when put to a test, admit that they would not be identified with the Democratic party under any circumstances. They are however. In opposing regular Republi can candidates for the legislature giv ing the most valuable assistance pos sible to the Democratic machine In this state. It is hardly possible that Penn sylvania can become one of the doubt ful states in the approaching presi dential campaign, but if there shall be a question of the Republicans contin uing in contr of congress, Pennsyl vania and her delegation in the na tional senate and house may be an important factor In deciding whether the next Republican administration shall be backed by a Republican con gress. It Is therefore Important that every legislative district thrt can be carried by the Republicans this fall shall be won, so that there shall be no que3 ticn of the election of a Republican to the United States senate to succeed Colonel Quay. The running of fusion tickets may Imperil the election of many of the candidates of the Repub lican party for the state senate and the house, and it is therefore essential that the lines of the Republican organiza tion shall be held intact and that ev ery effort shall be made to defeat the plans of .the fusionists who seek to draw Republicans from voting the full Republican ticket. There will be a full delegation to the national bouse of representatives to elect and the fusion campaign will undoubtedly place in J-opardy several of the congressional districts which should be carried by Republicans. Splendid Flowir Picture to ba Given Free lo Iveryboy Sxt Sunday. The appreciation fhown for tbe two splendid flower pictures given free to readers of the great Philadelphia S inday "Press" this year ha led tin p ihlishr to provide a third groat picture which will be eiven free with evi ry copy of nrx Sun'day's "Press" ( lune 3). ThH picture, which is quite as attractive as tin famu "Yard of R es" and "Etster Lilies" pictures, is callei "A Binltet of Blon-bo-iis. It is by the famous Paul Dj L'Miepre, and is one of his best works It is 20 by it ches in sizs and is also noteworthy as being the first example of a new method of color printing, which is quite as wonderful as the picture iUelf. The publishers guarantee that every ph-t are will be perfect. There is certain to be a great demand f ir next Sin l iy's "Press," hen :eit will be well fr all who want this picture t order their copy in advance. Career of William A. Ciark. In his speech in which be announced bis resignation as a tnembar of the United States Senate, Hon. William A. Clark, who was born In Dunbar township, Fay ette county. Pa., said : "I was born amid tbe bumble sur roundings cf farm life in Pennsylvania. I went to tho West when a lad, educated myself as well as I could by my own ex ertions while working on a firm and teaching r-chool for a few years, when a spirit of adventum led me to IbeRx-ky Mountains wiiere I have lived, mostly iu Montana, for thirty-eight years. For three years I worked In the mines and then engaged in other pursuits, aad my enterprises now ext:nd from on9 ocean to tbe other. I employ thousand of men and pay them genonu-dy for tht ir ib r. I have rcupied many p'W:lion of honor and trust. I was nuver in all my life cnarged with a dishonorable art, and I propoe to leave my children a legy worth mors than gold an unbienib-bed cam a." A DM T3TR ATO R'S NOT1CF. Estate or Gennfe Wll'lims. tat of I'PfA'r T'ir-yfoit township, dwa-wl. 1 tters of attrnlnltrill.3 on tbeaboveeatate bavins; Ihh-.i cniil, ii to tlie ami. n.litnr'l l.y the prwper authority. mti: Is h-rchy lv eo to ail persons inJ.-ht.tu to sal'l talale to ti ia I n .owliiiie pay men t, a nd I liie li v 1 na; cl'-.'m- ii(ruln.-.t tliesam to piwtil tln iii d'i!v auUieniK'ulril for pay merit, al Hie store or J. H. ti.-rhnrd, Kiim's-. I'., 1 tw"-!1. ou --.VIL1.I 4 Mr. Kr.ii. W. lUcwk'.T. .Viuiiiiisir.ttt.r. ANrnT. DMINISTKATOIt'd NOTICE. fcsUle cf Elisabeth fUjrmnn, laU-of Brotliera valliy ton iihtiip, dec' J. KettiTS of administration on tb sbove . faulisvnz vn amnU'.t lo tlif uiiii.-r-jiimI Iiy the projM-rautlioriiv, nolic.- Is li-n-n iv ou Uan (nmous inlfhll lo wild c to inukt'lhiiiie-liuU' payment, and those I .vlng claims aituiust Ihf-same to pnent them duij BuliK-ntk-xU-U for (M-lilriniDl on Saturday the a.ib day of May, l:u, in thejKirougbo BorutnK-t, county aud tat- a fort s;. I J.iMr.5 I- 1TO H. Administrator A DMIXISTICATOK'ri NOTICE. Estate of George F. RolU. lateofh-de lowus.'iip, roirtfK-i couuly, i a. o u. Letters ofadrnlnlstnition on tbeubove estate having btva snmied to tha un.iersined by the pmperaulhorlty, uotioe N lu-rviiy (tiyen to all persons Imli-hU d to said rsliite to males liiimtslinte payment, and those liavliiKclulina tosaliisl the same to preii. them duly au thenticated for aeuicuieril, ou Saturday, lli Z'A uay of June next, al the store of the ad ministrator, in Shade lownhip. JOHN M. REITZ, Kay a Hay, Att'ys. Administrator. A DMINISTltATRIX'S NOTICE. Estate of Dr. J W. farotners, late of Somerset borough, fkjmerscl t-ouuty, J a., o u Letters of administration on the above estitte having been ((ranted 'o the undersigned by the proper authority, uo'i-e is hereby giv en toall persona knowing themselves indebt ed to Kiid estate to nmke iiumedutie payment tind thoe havine clntiiis or demands against the same to present them duly authenticated for aeli lenient on Tniirsdiiy. the 'Jlst day of June. 1!J0, at Ih'p ri-shlerce of dee'd. ELKASiiH K. C -BOTHER. Administratrix of Dr. J W. Crchera, dee'd. 'DITWVHNOTICE. J ii the tnntt.-rof theestat- of William Frits, biteof Krothersvalley losrui-bip, homeisd eouuty, I-a., d-c'd. In the Urjitiana Court of Somerset Co., Penn'a. May 2. on motion of Jolm It. rcott, Ei., attorney for W. It. Krilz and H W. I-.' it, niiminislrutoia, the undersigned was appointed uudiNr in said eslata to make a distribution of the fund In the hands of the uliiil.iistn.tor to and among those legiilly enlithd thereto; also, to tlx I lie amount due tlie wnlow. and ae-rta:n advancements to tlie heirs, hereby gives notice that lie will sit to discharge the dutii-s of his appointment at lila oflice Iu Moineraet, la , on Thursday, June Tin, al one o'clock P. M.. when and where all parties In Interest limy attend If they see proper. JOSEPU I.EVT. Auditor. JgXECUTOR'S NOTICE. Estate of Adam Poorbaugli In" Larimer township, Uec .!. letter testamentary -n the bIkv es tate having been jnini j t the undersigned by the proper authority, notice Is hereby giv en to all tersons imlcbu-d U sid estate to make Immediate payment, and those having claims ng:.iusl rhe same lo present them duly authenticated for seitti-mcnt ou rsaturday. J une at, lti, at the late residence of dee'd. H. ti. I(KM Executor of Adam Poorbaugu, dcc'tl. J. L. Pugh, Attorney. tice. The undersigned h"rcny gives notice that he has made application to the Secretary of Internal Attaint for JU acres of nnirie pmved land attunt-d In r-loiiycreek town ship, Somerset county, V.. adjulniDg lands of Joseph E. atnglcr on Hie euat, Edward I j ud is on lh- south, William anil .'lartin Shank on tbe vest and George Moslolleron the north. At.BEKT E.KAYMiN. May Its, HOC Pugu, Pa. Orphans' Ccrt Sola OF Valuable Real Estate Ry virtue of a certain order Issned out of th Orphans' Court of Somerset county. Pa., i wiil offer at public sale in the borough of Somerset, Somerset couuty, t a.,al Itie louil House, on FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1900, At 2 o'clock p. m. tli follovrinir dcsrribel renl estate, late tht' pn)bxrty of KiiuttR'Vh Kiymati, Uc'd. vit : All the foil'min (IcM-h b.-i rval estate, itu aTe Hi U pothers valley township, Somerwl county, Pa , 'j i '-. 1;n1(t of V. W. Kue per. K. 1'. it--. i:. - .!oibfliJr and othern, cottlainitif for-y-;a. - ( 4'ii arren more or lens, with a kim! vtory ami oii-ha!f plank Imu, Kood lank barn ami ottiTouUuililifiir:K lhepe on erei-tetl. A Kirnl ore hard of line, fruit. wil watered and iu every uv.y a desirable i-ume. TEBMS Cash on i-oiiflrmation oi Nile. JAME-J U FITUH. Adm'i of Kiu.ihtth It iymuu, decd. c OURT PROCLAMATION. WHRKK4S, The Hon. Jacob II. Losroi! Nf.ckkk. Presidcnt'J'.ide of tin-several Courts of Common Ple;sof the scvent! counties com posing the irirh Judi-'iul I'istrict, and Justice of the Courts of t Iyer and Terminer and Gen eral Jail Delivery, for the trial of ail cnpluil and other offender tu tne snld Istrtct. and OKobiiS J. Black ana A. K Dvkxy, Esq's., ludgesof the Courts of Comr,on Ph-sa and lusiiccs of the Courts of oyer and Terminer and tietien'! J.-.'i Delivery lor the trial of all c.tpiUil a:id other oif'-nders in the Couuty of Somerset, nave issuea mcir precepi. ana lo me dinned, for holding a Court of Common Phtts and teneral (quarter Sessions of the Penceand Uenenil Juil Delivery, and Court if Over and Terminer al Somerset, on . MONDAY, MAY 28, 1900, NoTICKls hereby given to all the Justices of the Peace, the Coroner and Constable wuhin thesnid county of Somerset, tlint tli-v be then and there In their proper person" with their rolls, records, liiiiuisiiions,ex:iminstioi9 and other remembrances, U do those things which lo their olllce and in that behulf ap pertain to be done, and also they who will prosecute against the prisoners tint are or siitll be In the Jail of Somerset Couity. to be then and thereto prosecute agalast them as shall be lust. JAMES B. SAYLOR. Sheriff. Hambletonian Stallion, ALHAMBRA! Will stand for mar- s at High.and Earni dur ing the season. 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