The Somerset herald. (Somerset, Pa.) 1870-1936, June 13, 1900, Image 2

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    The Somerset Herald.
gnWiADWU, Edlvor and Proprietor
.June U.MW.
Republican National Ticket.
William McKinley, of Ohio.
Republican State Ticket.
Edmund a Hardenlrg, a Wayne.
Galusha A. Grow, of Susquehanna.
Robert H. Foerderer. of Philadelphia.
Republican County Ticket.
II irrey 51. Berkley, of Somerset Boi.
&a',ct i the dcunun Ote IMrid Oiorrrnrt.
V. H. Sanner, of tSomeret Borough.
Fred, IvJe, of Mejersdale Borough.
Kan.uel J. Bowser, of Somen Twp.
Theodore E. Rlixads, of Somerset Twp.
Jin. -ik and Oregon have
held their tUte elections and the re
turn indicate a rej-tition of ISiKi, only
mure of it.
Oxi.Y fcurtetn dthgaua to the Re
publican National Convention, of ISoG
Hurvive, and of this number fix are
OUioatis. The preservative qualities
of politics tteem to tie etalIiihed.
The monthly statement of the re
ceipt and exr.diiures of the United
HUtes shows that in May the receipts
weref ,1G;,0."3, aud the expenditures
fW,:jl,523, leaving a surplus for the
mouth of H,Ml..'.2s. In the last eleven
months th receipts exceeded the ex
penditures by $fi3li$.'l'1,mK).
New Jerj-ey DtmocraU refused to
instruct their delegates for Bryan or to
reaihrm the Chicago platform. Thut
is iu accordance w ith the views of con
servative Democrat all over the coun
try, but there are not a dozen States of
the 4-1 that will wnd uninstructed dtle
gatioiisSTLe Populists tnd radicals
are in the saddle.
Some of Hie Democratic papers are
8-iying the United Slates has entered
into an alliance with Germany, be
cause the Uuited States is protecting
its citizens in China. The average
Bryanite is about as quier a person as
the German Agrarian, and he Las
about the same sort of a f deling for the
Uuited S'ates.
Tji e Colorado sheep that was worth
only in Cleveland's last term now
sells for 1 b, aud the numbtr of sheep
in the State has increased 50 per cent.
in the sne time. During the present
administration the value of sheep in
Colorado has advanced fc3.710.000. The
gold standard and Republican tariff are
good things for industry among the
"Have you heard the news from
Oregon?" This was the query which
the Democrats were ready to put to
their fellow countrymen on the day
ix-fore the election iu that State. But
they w ill not put it. Their organs aP
over the country were saying that Ore
lmii was a doubtful State, and that it
would be carried by the Democrats in
theelection which has just taken place.
All the doubt that is now felt by any-
txidy regarding the majority which
Oregon will give McKinley in Novem
ler is as to w hether that lead will be
1-1,000 or only 10,000 or 12,000.
The army in the Philippines now
numbers uver 00,000 men, and is dis
tributed so as to garrison 2TG cities and
towns, and has been successful in dis.
tersing the rebels except as to small
bauds of robbers aud marauders, and
these have been punished severely dur
ing the past month, many skirmishes
being reported in which the enemy has
suffered severely. The only hope of
the Tagals lies in their expected assist
ance from Mr. Bryan and his associ
ates, whose election they are made to
U-Ueve is certain, and that following
that event the American flag will be
hauled down aud the soldiers ordered
The Democratic minority in Con
gress has been more anxious during the
past session to serve their party than
to do their duty under their oaths of
office, and all manner of vexatious in
quiries have been made of the execu
tive departments, with the hope of
linding some crookedness to base b
jectioni upon. In nearly every in
stance these inquiries have been re
sponded to, sometimes at a great ex
penditure of labor and the blocking of
regular business. Congress having
adjourned, the Administration will
now have a rest from this anuoyawce,
and the )ar.ui o'i!ic;ans will traut-fer
the scene of their usefulness to other
Down in Philadelphia the Martiu-Fl:nn-Yanamaker
politicians have
been holding town meetirgs for the
purpose of denouncing the Miyor aud
his Director of Public Safety, while in
Pittsburg the outraged citizens are
holding town meetings for the purpose
vf denouncing "Bose" Flinn for re
moving, through councils, Director
Bigelow. Bigelow's offense consisted
in exposing one Paisley, who robbed
Pitt-burg taxpayers of $10,0u0, and of
making it impossible for Contractor
Fiinn to secure all of the city work. A
more brutal and outrageous proceeding
was never witnessed in any American
municipality than the removal of Big
Is lSt the Democrats elected three
Congressmen from Pennsylvania. In
IfvJS certain bolting Republican State
politicians entered into a fusion ar
rangement with the Bryan-Guffey
Imocra.-- for the control cf the Legis- J
lature. In the cocfusiou resulting
from this alliance the Democrats got
ten members from Pennsylvania in the
present Congress, says the Uciontown
News-Standard. These fusion poli
ticians and hypocritical self-styled re
formers are now engaged in the same
scheme to form an alliance for the
election nf members of the Legislature.
The Bryan leaders throughout the
country w ill make a det-pt rate effort to
capture control of the next Congress.
The result might hiuge on the delega
tion from Pennsylvania. TheGuflev-
Fiinn fusion scheme will kelp tbe
Democrats to gain Congressmen from I
Pennsylvania. Republicans aud all !
others who wish to sustain the McKin-
ly administration and make it imnos-
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c-wvtry to be menaced by legation ;
.u ih- nes f Bryanism will repudiate
GuT-y-Fiitn combine. I
Cbjeetioai f Eiral ClaimaaU fsr-Irfgi-la-tiv
KomiaatioM Heard by DaapUia
Cooaty Court.
lainrgesta Xada Soma Eemarkabla StaU-
utiu Under Oata.
The objections filed by W. H. Koontz
and 8. A. Kendall to tbe certincataoi
nomination of W. II. S inner and r ioa
Rowcwoo claim that they are tbe can
didates of the Republican parly for Rep
resentatives io tbe General Assembly by
virtue ot the primary election held April
21st, were beard before Judges Simon ion
and W eiss in the Iauphin county court
on lat Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
as were also tbe objections filed by Ban
ner and Rows to tbs certificate purport
ing to nominate Koontx ana ivenoau.
Almost if not a toul of one hundred wit
nesses were present, but lews than one
half of that number were placed upon
the stand to testily.
The reports sent oat mostly emanated
from correspondents of the insurgent
newspapers. Judge Simonton is report
ed to bars said that tbe merits of the
controversy did not depend upon the in
troduction of irrelevant matter, but
would be decided upon the legal princi
ples involved. Such being the ease the
Ukealo has no reason to change the
opinion beretolore expressed in iuw
rolumns that the will of tbe majority will
g.ivern, tbst the certiiioOs of Manuer
and Kowe will be ausUiued, aud their
names prints! on the otli' ballot.
All ol the UktUmuny in the case was in
when court adjourned at II oVIuek .Sat
urday nifchL, The a Kiiiiifw t will not be
board before the middle of July, owing
to the fact of Judge Simonton being oc
cupied with a regular three weeks' term
of oourt beginning; last Monday, and it is
therefore unlikely that an opiniou will
be banded down before the 15th of July.
Fo mer Chairman J. A. Berkey was
the first and principal witness for K'.onti
and Kendall and he was kept in hot
water for six or seven hours answering
the questions put to him by ex-Attorney
General Lyman Gilbert, chief counsel
tor Sanoer and Rowe. Berkey was a
very shifty witness and evaded answer
ing questions put to him nntil Mr. Gil
bert was obliged, iu iesponse to an inter
rogatory from the Court as to why he
wixhed to continue further examination
of lie: key, to remark "simply as a study
in pt-ychology in order that the court
might be informed whether it was possi
ble to secure a yes or no answer from an
attorney to a question propounded by
another attorney." At another stage M r.
Gilbert referred to Berkey's evidence as
'a mosaic."
Iu referring to the evidence offeree' in
behalf of the certificate cf Kooutz end
Kendall the correspondent ot the Phila
delphia Inquirer says :
"Jttnust be said ' r the witnesses io
the case that they are a remarkably shif
ty lot. They have tbe LO'Mt rein, sable
memories for figures an i dates w h ich su it
their purposes, and bsolutely no re
membrance of those facts which will
serve to ciear up the doubts of the court
on other poinb.
"Many of the witnesses testify liaetuose
who repeat a memorized lesson, snd
with all his skill as a cross examiner Mr.
Gilbert has found it difficult to break
-down their recitals. Each confirms the
other as to what transpired ia tbe county
convention held at Somerset on April
2-t, but not one from the county chairman
down knows anything about the alleged
purchase of resignations of members of
the County Committee prior to tbe pri
maries, so that their places might be filled
by tbo insurgent primary election of
Berkey told the court how hn bad
made up tbe roll of the memliers of the
county committee, which be claimed he
bad a right to do under the rules. In
regard to tbe removal of John Schla ., of
Jefferson towush'p, he declared that
Scblag had not only been guilty of voting
at tbe Democratic primary held shortly
prior to scblag s election as committee
man, but that be had attended the big
Republican rally held under the auspices
of the Liuooln Club last September. This
unpardonable piece of disloyalty in the
eyes of Berkey appeared to amuse every
person iu the courtroom including Judge
Simonton. William P. Hay, who con
ducted tbe Democratic primary referred
to, afterwards testi tied that not only had
Scblag voted at tbe primary, but that the
Committeeman appointed by Berkey,
one Bruner, had also voted, as bad tbe
gentleman now claiming to be committee
man of that district by virtue of the elec
tion held by Bruner on April, Ac
cording to Mr. Hay there were about
a many Republicans as Democrats voted
at his priftisry.
Berkey was asked if he knew of one
Spaugler being paid floO to resign from tbe
committee and denied that he did. He
was more' or less confused when asked if
tbe resignation had not been written
on tbe type-writer in his olhoe. "We
will not wash tbs dirty linen of these
Somerset county politicians," remarked
Judge Simonton at this point, whUch re
mark prevented the submission of some
very interesting testimony,
Berkey denied that be -had refused to
recognize members of tne soinmittse
when in convention, and aaid that he did
not consider Geo. R. Scull and John R.
Sco members of the convention, and
tha be declined to admit a paper sub
mitted by them. He denied that George
K. Witt, committeeman from tSumiui
had attempted to submit the same paper.
immediately after he had refused to re
ceive it from Ncnll. lie said that mem-
oer-i of tne executive committee were
son s times appointed and some times
elected, but was nnable to give a single
instance where appointments had been
ma te, whereas three or four witnesses,
former Chairmen of tbe Committee, te.ii
fi6C that appointments had never been
made before Berkey undertook to do so.
Witness said that the return from Ogle
township bad not been received nntil the
day following the convention. lie also
testified that J. G. Ogle, Eq , prosy of
GeorgeS. Harrison, committeeman fro-n
Somerset last year, bad been refused ad
mission to the convention, whereas wit
nesses for tbe other side'wiified that Mr.
Ogle had been admitted to the convention
as the proxy of Harrison, and all who
remember tbe proceedings of that memor
able gathering cannot fail to recall the
hysterical address delivered by Ogle,
when he declared Harvey M. Berkley to
be tbe "arch-traitor of the Republican
Mr. oerkey said that sixteen men had
bolted tbs convention, excluding Scull
and Scott, who held tbe proxies of the
committeemen from Confluence and New
Centreville, and Schlag, the rvgularl
elected com mitteemaa of Jefferson, so J
tbe c mmiueemen from Elk Lick No. 2,
and Lariinrr, as well an the stalwart cora
ruiaeemea from the districts of Benson,
Csssetman, Gar.-slt, New Baltimore, Ogle,
after tbe announcement of the vote for
Chairman. This statement was contro
verted by a large number of witnesses,
who declared that the stalwar. had de
posed Berkey as Chairman Immediately
after he had refused to entertain the pro
test offered by Scull, Witt and Scott.
R E. Meyers, one of the Secretaries cf
the Berkey convention, who prepared the
minutes, admitted on cross-examination
that he had prepared the minutes after
adjournment, and that bs asked Chair
man Bfcikey what to insert and what to
omit. Judge Simonton did not taink
this a good way to prepare minutes, aud
so excluded them.
Tbe following from "the Harrisburg
Kur Independent covers the testimony
in chif, f Mea8r- Kooser, Koonti and
F.J. Kooser, Etq-who was a spectator
at tbe convention, described the occur- 1
reooe. t4 the uoa substantially
corroborating what had been tesUasd to
by Chairman Berkey. At the time the
sixteen deletes left the convpnllon Mr.
Sottsaid, "Come on, wb'H hare a con
vention of our own." He said that Ihs
unrecognized de:egat?s from tbe contest
ed districts did not attempt to file their
returns, but coold not remember the
verms in which rich refusal was made.
"On cross-examination Mr. Gilbert ak
ed the witness whether there had not
been a great deal of confusion in the con
vention, ihe reply to which was that
there had been snareeiy any disordar
prior to tbe bolt of the sixteen delegates.
When asked whether there bad net been
much confusion when Mr. Scull and Mr.
Scott had arisen on the floor of the con
vention, the witness sid there was n th
ing of this kind. Mr. Kooser said that
Mr. Scull claimed a seat in the conven
tion on the strength of a proxy which ha
did not produce, or hand to tbe chair.
On this point Mr. Gilbert asked whether
there had not been cries of "Proxies
don't go in this convention." Witners
thought there may have been ; could not
say positively.
'Huite a little stir was made when Mr.
Bergner called General W. II. Kooutz,
one of the contestants, to the stand. He
described his location in the house, which
was packed. The body of tbe convention
was orderly until Mr. Soott attempted to
read a paper. General Koontz detailed
tbe proceedings of the convention, aud
practically corroborated what Mr. Berkey
and Mr. Kooser had testified. Tbe only
question nsked in cross examination was
bs to w he. her Elk Lick No. 2, one of the
contested districts, bad been a separate
district for primary elections, to which he
"Samuel A. Kendall, General Koontz's
colleague in the context for legislative
nomination, corrolxiralod tbe testimony
of General Koontx."
Dr. R. T. Pollard testiGed that he bad
been appointed committeeman of Garrett
by Berkey and that he and Frank Phin-ic-ie
hid held rival voting places in the
same room. II is credentials were ap
proved by J. H. Shaffer and F. M. For
ney, as members of the executive com
mittee. On cross-examination witness
admitted that he had altsented himself
from the polls for several hours.
Charles Barnes testified that he had
been one of the inspectni at the primary
beld in Casselman in but wbn. on
cross-examination, lie was shown the
official return sheet of that election, was
forced to admit that he bad not served as
G. W. Tressder, who held the Berkey
election in Larimer township, admitted
on cross-examination that be had not rs
cived his credentials nutil alter the elec
tion, and J. F.Smith, the regular com
mitteeman, swore that h had not re'
ceived Berkey's notice of removal nntil
after the election.
A. O. Beal testified that former Chair
man Berkley bad removed a committee
man a year or two previous, but when
the official rocord was produced Beal was
forced to admit Ihcl be was mistaken.
J. L Baumgardner, who tad been ap
pointed committeeman of Ogle towoihip
by Berkey, testified that when he went
to the polls be was served with a paper
notifying him that he was not the July
elected committeeman, whereupon ho
turned over his election papers to D. L.
Manges, who was elected committeman
by the voters assembled at tbe polling
place. Btu:ngtrdner admitted that be
had taken part in the election of Manges
and had voted at the primary.
A number of other witnese were ex
amined ou immaterial nutters, when by
agreement of counsel the court took tb
names of witneises who would c jrrobor
ale previous testimony.
A. C. Holbert, E-q , testified in regard
to the convention of roturn judges aid
give a detailed account of all that took
place in thtt rioUxi meeting. He said
thai tbs con reutioii bad been very noisy
snd that lberj bad been continual inter
n.ptions. He told bow Geo. K. Scull bad
appealed from the decision of tbo chair
when Berkey ruled that provies would
not be recoguized. and bow Berkey had
failed, V; put the appeal, even when askel
by Committeeman Witt to do so. Wit
r.esswenton to tell how W. H. Koontz
bad called out in a loud tone, "Proxies
don't go," and bow the same gentleman
had called to the Chairman to "go o
with tbe roll call and announce tbe re
sult ;" how Koontz bad denounced the
protest offered by Witt a "being out of
all character," aud bow witness had told
Koontz that "the Chair must entertain
tbe protest, as it alleged fraud, and under
tbe party rules the convention could not
proceed." Continuing, Holbert described
the scenes following the removal of Ber
key as Chairman and what took place in
the regularly organized convention.
L. C. Colborn, E-q., corroborated the
testimony of Holbert, as did John R
Scott, Fred W. Biesoeker, Harvey M.
Berkley. CapL W. H. Sauner, Elmer
Moore and a score of others.
Evidence was submitted showiug that
proxies had always been recognized in
regular conventions, and the written cre
dentials of F. J. Kooser, E I). Leonard.
J. G. 0,;le and others were offered. One
proxy in the handwriting of J. A. Ber
key, which Attorney Gilbert character
ized as "a bill of sale," was alio submit
ted in evidence.
Oar Grip on Fhilippiset.
Chicago, 111., June 8. After two years'
separation. Major General LI well S.
Otis and his wife and danghter met here
The two ladies had come from New
York to meet the General, and they
spent several hours with him. He tben
left for Washington, while they returned
to New York, where they will be joined
by the General in a few days.
"The real war in tbe Philippinss is
over," said General Otis "and the
guerrilla warfare can't last lorfg. There
is no organized Filipino force, though
robbers and drones still commit deprada
"We have 53,008 effective troops under
arms in the Philippines. The number
of inhabitants in the islands is between
six and seven millions. The great ma
jority of the people desire peace and
wiah to again take up their business pur
suits. "I do not know where Aguiualdo is.
I never saw him. It is possible, but not
probable, that Aguinaldo is in the Caga
yau section of northern Luzon. lie is
losing prestige.
"Stories have been circulated about
depredations committed by men of our
army, but they have been false. Our
men have been held nuder close restrsiut
and hsve conducted themselves like
"Official reports of tbe warfare have not
been exaggerated, especially of late.
Tbe censorship has not been rigid, and
we assisted the newspaper correspond
ents all we could."
Carried Away Gold.
PnEToniA. June 5. President Kruger
moved $10,500,000 gold from here efore
tbe town was evaccated. It Is stated that
Commandant General Botha himself as
sented to the surrender of the towr
Seven gnns were taken from the town
last evening. Girdoo's mounted men
captured a Maxim in a wagon, while the
New South Wales men and tbe West
Anatrailians took cn the rails three
miles to ths north of here. The Drocn-
sion of British trocps marched stesdily
into the town from 2 o'clock until balf
psst 4 in the afternoon. Before leaving
here State's Attornev Smuts forri tha
National bank to eive np all its available
gold, which was carried away.
A staff officer of tbe Guards', brigade
visited tbe presidency to-day. A Dutch
clergyman who met him informed th
officer that Mrs. Krutrer atill resi,l.1
there and asked the officer to step up on !
ids porcn. Mrs. Kragei, attired in a.
black silk dress and wearine a hitMr i
came out of tbe house to mut ths ntnr
She was perfectly collected and exchang- '
ed courtesies with the officer, who ex
plained that a soldier giard would re
place the burzber guard around the presidency.
Colonel Quay Makes a Sweeping
Declaration Tot Ballot
The xVewvrr ftalramaa Wishes the
Repmblleaa Part? Take a P
alttoa Whleh Will Iiior aa Iaa
anrdlate Opport aaltr A Tare
ad Sreret Ballot.
fSpecIal Correspondence.)
Harrisburg. June 12. Col. M. S. Quay
lias once more done exactly what his
political opponents preferred that he
would not do. He has placed his ene
mies again on the defensive. The
Beaver statesman has come out in
a sweeping public declaration In favor
of ballot reform, for personal registra
tion in the cities, and for a constitu
tional convention to be held at the
earliest possible date, to make such
changes In the fundamental law of the
commonwealtn as shall be deemed nec
essary to accomplish the proposed re
forms. Since the publication of CoL
Quay's utterance upon this subject the
Insurgents have attempted tc question
the sincerity of his position, but the
Immediate and conclusive answer to
their partisan talk lies in the fact that
Col. Quay proposes that the people
themselves shall determine the issce,
and that the solution of the problem
of ballot reform shall not be left to
the whim3 of a state legislature, but
that the people shall have an opportu
nity to vote upon the question and se
lect representatl ? who shall be
chosen for the special purpose of car
rying out the reforms contemplated.
This Is what Senator Quay has to
say over bis own signature In a state
ment which he prepared at Mountville,
Lancaster county, on the farm of his
son. Major A. G. C. Quay:
"The existing ballot law and its
amendments were favored by the
Ballot Reform association, were
supported by all political parties,
were passed by a Republican legis
lature and signed by a Democratic
governor. If they are bad the re
cponslbility for them appears to
be pretty evenly divided. The sim
ple truth Is that, so far as secrecy
of the ballot Is concerned, they are
as near- an approach to the Ideal
Australian ballot as can be made
by the legislature under our con
stitution. "Taking a very low view of it, '
the Republican party stands for a
pure ballot everywhere. In Penn
sylvania there could be no motive
on the part of the dominant party
to encourage or permit any perver
sion or suppression of the popular
will, for the reason that the popu
lar will is overwhelmingly Repub
lican, SJid Us fair and full expres
sion, according tc law, is all that
can be desired. Immediately after
the enactment of the baker law
and its approval by Governor Pat
tison the Republican state conven
tion declared that it the law should
be found insufficient to Insure fair
elections the Republican party
stood pledged to amend the consti
tution so as to provide for a more
complete and satisfactory reform.
"The law has now been tested by
experience, and it has been shown
- that great abuses are possible un
der it. The disability clause can
not be enforced against a constitu
tional provision authorizing a
voter to take another into the
booth to attest his ticket, and this
facilitation of vote buying and In
timidating, together with our loose
registration, constitute an election
system which does not commend
Itself to the people of the state and
which has become the subject of
general complaint. The system
should be radically changed. The
constitution should be so amend
ed as to allow compulsory personal
registration in cities, and a secret
ballot which cannot be influenced
against the will of tbe voter. To
this change, as already said, the
Republican party stands pledged
by its p'atform of 1S93.
"Tbf amendments passed by the .
last legislature, vetoed by the gov
ernor, and which If again passed by
the legislature will be submitted
to tbe people, are subject to many
chances in the long process requir
ed to put them in the constitution,
and especially when they are not
mandatory, but only permissive,
and must depend upon the disposi
tion of future legislatures for prop
er laws to effect the reforms which
they allow, but do not command.
They involve considerable expense,
with no certainty whatever of def
inite results, even after their adop
tion, and the passage of many
years. It was probably with soma
such views that the governor
sought to arrest them, and give the
people of the commonwealth time
to consider some more practical
and effective method of reaching
the desired result.
"If this change in the election
lews of tbe state be really desired
by the people the sooxtsr it is ef
fected the better.
"If it can be accomplished quick
ly, surely and radically by a consti
tutional convention and by a con-
This Is a critical period
In tho II fo cf every woman
and no mistakes should
he made,
Tho ono recognized and
rell&hlo help for women
who are approaching and
passing through this
wonderful change Is
LysCa E. Pbikham's Vejetabk Compound
That the utmost reliance
can ho placed upon this
great medicine Is testi
fied to by an army of
grate ful women who have
been helped by It.
Mrs. Ptnkham, who has
the Greatest and most
successful experience In
the world to qualify her,
will advise you tree of
charge. Her address Is
Lynn, Mass. Write to her.
Herald Does Fine Job Work.
ttlriitlonal convention only which
shall le called and the members
chosen for the express purpose. I
take It that when a reform and
certainly a reform touching the
state in so vital a point Is de
manded by a respectable number
of citizens, it Is the plain duty of
the legislature to ascertain wheth
er or not a majority of the whole
people demand It, and. If so, to put
It in the simplest and speediest
wiy of accomplishment. We can
ascertain the will of the people
only by submitting the question to
them at the polls,
"If the legislature to be elected
fn November will frame a fair, non
partisan constitutional convention
bill, like that of 1S72, early In the
session and then submit the ques
tion of convention or no conven
tion under that act, to be voted
vpon at the spring elections, the
whole matter would be put la
course of immediate and proper de
termination according to the public
will. The delegates would be elect
ed at the spring election or at a
special, election. This appears to
be not only right, but eminently
Just and conservative. There would
be no danger of revolutionary In
novations. The people would do
cide whether or not there should
be a convention; they would elect
the members and they wo'tld ac
cept or reject the amended instru
ment at the polls. The delegates
being elected should the people
resolve upon a convention, prima
rily to consider election reforms
would proceed to put the -eforms
required Into the constitution it
self, and, if any part of tie new
machinery . should be left to the
legislature, the language would be,
unlike that of pending ,aL.,etd
ments, mandatory, and leuvc uo
room for evasion.
"The difficulty of sscurlng re
forms in the legislature, where any
discretion Is allowed that body, is
well known. The variety of Inter
ests represented In that body, and
the existence of two houses, to con
cur, witn the executive in the back
ground, make the passage of any
given measure, in acceptable shape,
exceedingly problematical.
"The Republican party has suf
fered more than once from Its Ina
bility to promptly eiecute promis
ed reforms by legislative action.
A convention being a single body
elected for specific purposes, and,
naturally embodying the highest
learning and Integrity of the com
monwealth, would doubtless per
form promptly and well the duty
devolved upon 1L
(Signed) "M. S. QUAY."
Not only has Col. "Quay taken this
stand, but Influent'al leaders of the
Republican organization throughout
the state have come out for the most
advanced method of accomplishing the
desired reforms In connection with the
ballot. Gen. Frank Reeder, chairman
of the Republican state committee, has
asserted that the Republican organ
ization will lead In the movement for
such changes in existing laws as shall
be deemed desirable, and that through
out the commonwealth the active Re
publicans will work shoulder to shoul
der to fulfill any pledges that may be
made by the state organization Intend
ed to stop abuses at elections. The
6tate chairman holds that the Republi
can party has always been the cham
pion of a pure ballot and a secret one,
and that In a great majority of the
election precincts throughout the state
the intent of the framers of tne pres
ent law is faithfully carried out. He
admits that there has been objections
found to the operation of the law in
some of the cities, and says the Repub
lican party can be counted cpon to
meet the demands of the people in
remedying existing evils.
Former State Chairman Thomas V.
Cooper, who is a nominee for the leg
islature in Delaware county, ana who
was nominated without opposition, al
though he is an avowed supporter of
Col. Quay, has gone on record as one
of the leaders of the ballot reform
movement. Among other things he
saiu. In a recent statement:
"It is a public duty to make It more
and constantly more difficult to violate
the election law. In the evolution of
law seeking something better, both will
come if our vote can determine the
matter. It can be truthfully said that
we believe In and act with the party
organization. We do; we shall. It is
only through organization that any
thing worth doing for the people can
be done. It is not always enough,
nowadays, and where masses are con
cerned, to be right; we must be in the
best possible position to aid the rignL
The best position is within an organ
ization, within the largest and best or
ganization. There we can battle for
the right to some purpose; outside, we
are useless as a rule. There are revo
lutionary exceptions, but they are too
rare for onr brief lives. As part of the
great Republican organization we will
Btrlve far better election laws, for
the amendments proposed, for laws to
enforce them, and If possible to im
prove them. If these can be reached
we will be thankful for the opportunity
to favor their application to all our
elections general, spring, special and
the primaries of all parties.
"The Municipal League is Justly proud
of its triumph in securing the opportu
nity to vote upon two amendments
looking to better things. We are not
of that organization, but we must share
its pride and will try to help it in this
work. Our only regret is that the
state must wait five years for other
amendments. We have no fear but
that the Republican organization will
also join In the work. It has no inter
est otherwise, and only foolish faction
Ists will try to change what is a gen
eral purpose for the public good. Of
course false counters will oppose, but
these are after all only a few hirelings
of varied interests. The Municipal
League is preparing to question candi
dates for the legislature. It has our
answer in advance. We are for better
things, for constant advancement to
higher and better forms of government,
and these can best be secured through
good primary and general election
law,- and they can best be secured by
the eo-operation of all who have good
purposes In view, without regard to
faction or party."
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Electric Debts. Elevator, Turkish Bath,
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Fntnra Army Officer.
Wakiiinotos, June 8 Adjt. Gen. Cor
bin to day completed preliminary ar
rangements for the execution of that arc
ion ofthe military a a If my appnt ri aion
bill which provides fr the appciutment
of 100 additional cadeU. A letter was
addressed to member of tbe Senate,
inviting him to nominate a candidate for
appointment as cadet and an alternate.
These appointees are to report at West
Point for examination on July 23. All
successful candidates will go into sum
mer camp after that date. In cae a Sen
ator fails to nominate a cadet and au al
ternate before July 1. the appointment
will be made by tbe President. Tbe bill
is construed as vesting tbo two cadet ap
pointments from oach State iu tbe sena
tors from that S'ife and lucrtai:ng by 10
theuumber of cadets at large to be ap
pointed directly by tbe President. The
President baa determined to reserp these
wee fr ths sons of ..eiders wbo have
distinguished themelvta in the Civil
wir, tbe SpaiiUb war and the Philip
A BoscaU View of Onr Xistral Wealth.
A. A. Stufrman, who is aso-iiited ith
Ju'Tge Keim in Som rn t county val land
Iraut-aelioiis, a as In town Thursday. He
is buy with paying off the faruieia whr
ural rights bave bten bought, and Mr.
Stptzman says he settles with from two
to four people dally. Farmers receive
generally from J2.C00 to f(XXl, and as tbe
syndicate represented by Mr. Stitlz-nan
has optioned lietwcen f0,"n0 and SO.ttO
acres at 10 to J2) per acre, it can I een
that -u immense amount of money has
bien distributed among the Fnty Srs
of Thunder. And yet the w--rk has ap
parently only fairly begun. It wiil Uka
a year or more f- r M r. Stutzuian to tiiii-th
paying off the options be has taken.
"Somerset ia destined to be one of I he
very richest counti iu the Slate," be
said to a representative cf the Democrat
"Its owl and timber and stone are but
items in its natural resources. It un
doubtedly bas oil as well, and this will
some day be developed. There are mauy
airps and 1-jw plvna whf-re the oil
stands upon the water thick ecough lo
beset fire to with a match, an J this is
certiinly an indication of wLat is beneath
tbe surface. A fow yt-are ago a woll was
sunk near Spruretown and progress
enough was ni.ido to put some folks on
the anxious seat. It was understood that
oil was struck, but just at the critical
moment agents of the Standard Oil
Co. came upon tbe scene, tbe drill was
broken in the shaft and the whole thing
was dropped like a hot potato. Since
then procpeding bas not been undertaken
in Somerset county, but I am convinced
that oil abouuds there and that ultimately
it will be developed, to become, perbspa,
even a mre important fur-tor in tbe in
dustrial llfu of tho oimmunity than its
coal, timber and stone bave been aud
Mr. Slu!zman said that farmers were
loaning money at j and 3 per cent, and
that it was a drug eveu at that. Johns
town Democrat.
Kilts sad Corbia Promoted.
Washiscto, June 8. Tho President
to-day i-iued commissions to Lieut.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles, commanding the
array, and Mj. Gen. II. C. Corbin, ad
jutant general of the army. These are
recesa appointments and will le nomi
nated to the Senate at iu next session in
December. Gen. Miles said be would
make no change in his ttatT in conse
quence of the now legislation, the prin
cipal effect of which will be to give
Mj. Micbler, Fifth csv.tlry ; Maj. Bailey
a-id M:ij. Whitner, Gon. Miles's aid-s,
tbe rank, psy and allowance cf evl'.n U
of cavalry.
Washington. D. C.
GcnenM-e Pure FimhI (V., l.r Uirj S. Y. ;
Gentlemen : Our .'ami It realize so
much from the use of GRAIN O that I
feel I must say a word to induce others
to use it. If people are interested In their
bnalth and the welware of their chi!(!reu
tbej will use no othor bevems, I have
used them all, but GHAIN-U I have
found superior to any, for the reason that
it is sol ill grain.
Yours for health, C. F. Mvkt.s.
Three spectres that threaten baby's life.
Cholera infantum, dyser.tnry, diarrhoea.
Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Straw ber
ry, uerer fails to conquer them.
An Ordinance
Authorizing (he inxuing of tuliiitivmtl fxml
f ir Kcrerttgc tiy the borough cf iitr.n
crxft. Wiikkeas. The amount of Bond of
Borough of Soiiu alrpsriv vot.-J for snd
neotiut-d for tho putting in of a sw-nife
yolcni for the said LomtiKti, has ln found
IiiNUtrtcicnt for the putting in of a complete
iivKteni ot s-wemitc.
Therefore, Is- it ordained liy theT'Wn Coun
cil of the boronuii of 'omei.ft. and it is here
by ordained l y Ihe authority of tn suite,
thut in sci-ord:inr with I lie provision of the
several Arts of Assembly ri-Utlrn to the ln-cn-ae
of di-hl ly mum.ii:il rnrjrution, ad
dilionnl tNttids of lhfcnid boi-ouch of ?iomt.-r-w-l
to the amount of KiL'ht Thousand ISihurs
(the said amount with the existing indebted
ness of the boniinh ru iint within the seven
per cent, limitation fixed liy law) hIiuII be
issued and 111 k'o!l.;l. t at not less tlmn their
par value, and In such niunixr as shall be
deein iiioki sdvuritaitMis to the siid bor
onhand iu accordance Hith the pro l.-io:is of
tiie law relstln to the increase of nimiictpril
ludctUKlni-! fur the pursme of Mwmnit cer
tain streets that could uot bo iucluded In the
existing contract.
The said Douds when f. sued shall be known
as Municipal Mnprovenienl Uonds, m-cond
w-rics, arid sliall bear liiteret at the mte of
live per on Hi m jar annum Kut the Town
Council may tin-1 otter them at a lower rale of
Interest than rtve per centum, if in their
Judgment it would be to the interest i f the
horoUKli to do so. And If 11 shall be loiiud
that the said tx.nds ran not be negotiated
with interest at five per centum or lower, then
said bonds may be isiurd at a rate of Interest
not exceeding six far centum per annum.
1 he fraid bonus idiall be issued in denomi
nations vf uot exceeding live hundred dol
lars, and the interest thereon shall be paya
ble on tho llrst day of April
and October of each year, si the oillee of ihe
Treasurer of the said borough of Homersit.
The Mild bonds shall have tht proper seal of
the borough attixed tiiereto, and, tstetlier
with the Interest croupous tiiereto attached,
s'uill bo signed by the Hurvessand be du'y ai.
tested by t he Secretary of the Town Council.
The said bond shall he duly numbered and
shall be registered on the minute boo of the
Town Council in the name of the erson or
persons to whom tsstitd.
The ownership of Ihe said bonds shall only
be aae by a protscr assignment on the
backs there..! duly attested by two witness.,
notice of sue h transnr is lo be given forth
with lo the T.e-.if urer of said Is rvuth.
The said bonds shall be made redeemable
;.nd payable within twenty-one years fn:m
the dale tin n-of. and shall contain a cl use
riving the right to the said borough of Som
erset lo reJeeiu them at any time afters givin
iue fow n Council shall each year le-y a
tax in amount to pay the interest on the
bun ts and to provide a sinking fund llirouti
which Ihe said may be n deemed and
paid r'iihln the period sei for their r.sleinis
llon. And, provided further, that no bonds
sha'l be isMied under the provisions of this
ordinance until after the aeut of the iUali-
uej eiis-iitiH in i ne oomugii l- Mils pt-opoM-d
Increase of indebtedness hall have been giv
en in ine manlier pmviucu oy law.
Passed the sixth day of June A. D. HW.
Atbstr t. W. KRF.ASK.
IU Mey, r. I res. Town Council.
Kce'y Town Council.
Approved ihe seventh day of June, A. D.
Election Notice !
NOT1CE is hereby given to the nimlitied
electors or the oo'ouKh of Somerset, in the
county of Hoiiierset and Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, that an election will be held at
iue touri House, in said borough, ou
SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1300,
between the hours of 7 o'cKs-k A. M. nn l 7
o'clock V. M , for Ihe purposeof obtaining the
axsent of the electors of said bomu-'h
alditional Increase of t'ie liidehle-tness of
sum noniugn lor additional seweraga uot in
cluded in the existing contract,
r'or the information of said elector n,t In
accordance with the provisions of Ihe Act of
Assembly relating lo Increase of Indebted
ness, approved April Ji, 1-71, 1 L. and iu
several supplements, the following suitcmtut
is submitted :
Amount of last assessed valuation
of the taxable property of the bor
ough taxable for county purposes.
. T7,8J).00
.sefc aiiiouiii u me existing neni
computed according lo the provis
ions of the 5th sec; i j ofthe above
stated Act, namely: Hy deducting
from the gross amount thereof the
monies In the treasury, outstanding
solvent debts, and "eources appli
cable within one year to tbe pay
ment of the same, a at i v-. ,m
1 he amount of the proposed Increase of In-
aeuieuuessas nxed by ordinance of said bor
ough, passi-d the Mil dav of June, im J, is
J.sii(X), which wilh the existing debt will be
li S per centum ofthe present county valua
tion of the property of the borough taxable
forcoun.y purposes.
isaid ehction will he hld under Ihe same
regulations provided hy law for Ihe holding
of Munl-ipal Kiections. Those Uliried
voters dei ring to vote In favor of aaid in
e'easeof debt shall vote with tickets, lit er
written or printed, labeled on the outside
-Increase the la-bt" and containing on ti e
Inside I he words "IVbt Way tie increased,"
and also the woid ' fo - purpose of putting iu
additional sewerage, ,so , c t" Those el-cors
opposed to such liarreore shall vote with Uri
els labeled on tbe octal le I crease the liebt"
and containing on the Inside the words -o
Increase of lfbt" for purpose of putting in
additional Be wenge, fjs. . i .
Hy otder of lowu Council.
It. E. Meyers. Burgeta.
Somerset, Pa, June 11, 1:X).
Estate of Adam Poorbangh. late -f Ljt rimer
township, deceased.
firfton Iwl.m.nluw ah 4 K.. V.
i.i-Miiii-iiHij on mi: aixitr e -
tale having I wen granted to the undersigned
by tbe proper authority, notice is hereby giv
en lo all persons indebted lo said estate to
make immediate payment, and those having
chows against the same to present them duly
autnerr.icMied for settlement on Saturday
Juue i3, JtWu, al the late residence of dec' d.
Executor of Adam Poorbaugh, dt e'd.
L. I'ugb, Attorney.
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" T')C Overalls, oOcT
" 10c Socks, ft".
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Tjc Corsets M ecu ts
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Knives and Forks, Glass ware, Flagt aLd
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blood, who. in his day, produced more liii(h
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