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McCONNELLSBURG, PA., OCTOBER 5, 1899.
on re a few sellishcreatures
midst who do not feel very
iha toward Tim Fulton
y News, nor its editor,
jjho for the past sixteen
tp have lost no opportunity
ig about liis llnancial ruin,
i sake! of lillin? their own
, and to carry out their
jlfish schemes. They may
t) disturb your confidence
financial condition of TliR
and the stability of our pa-
Now, do not bo alarmed,
iw paper is hero to stay,
(u will get every copy you
Kiid for, or may hereafter
i r. The people are with the
jjftpcr, and there is not the
iartlcle of clanger in its be
g financially embarrassed.
I Bright und Neat.
hew Tppor, Tub Fulton Co-units,
h. W. Peek editor, made
j to the imblic last week. It Is
und, neat. Fulton Democrat.
i; Eight Pane Pnpcr.
Fulton County Nfwh is a
;per titurtpd in McConnellsburg
W. Feck, formerly of the Dem
j It Is a neat eight puge paper,
variety of Interesting matter,
f Fujton" will certainly not suf-
-want of live newspapers.-Ship-
first; number of Tub FULTON
K Nkws, published at Met'on
irg,"Pa., by I). W. Peck, has
o our exchange, desk. The pu
notjonly interesting, but typo
fcally perfect. Tho News hi s
4. wishes of tho Star for success.
; Bran Splinter New.
Tuxton County News, bran
!p new, came to this ottice on Fri
ll, jvith the name of Mr. B. W.
idltor, at Its mast-head. The
in printed at McConnellsburg,
ad Is an eight page, with seven
is to the page. Four pages are
t In the city und four at home.
W puper contains a large amount
Un matter. Kverett Press.
i Fulton County Nkws is the
t the new paper that was born
I pluce last Thursday. As it
pto the world just us tho sun
d tlje equator, milking day and
rU8l, it will likely be indopon
politios; the bright part being
)iean and the dark side Demo
jflf. B. W. Peck, late editor
pulton Democrat Is in editorial
FriLTON County News, is the
f the new paper started Me
flaburg lust week by Mr. B. W.
lut editor of the Democrat,
pi Downes, au able newspaper
pd graceful writer, is associate
The initial number of The
'la a model of typographical ex-
und commends Itself to the
I support of Die good people of
i county. The News und its
r'riingeditorshuveour best wish-sujfceess.--Public
1 . .
.V ?LV( K 1 V tfMinu) t nun .v.-hnn.
... vw Will 1 i WKXWK-
n 4 week, THK FULTON OOI7N
wj, published ut MoConnells
Fulton county, and wehuvegtv
urjful examination. Mr. B. W.
formerly editor of the Fulton
..? 1.1 tl. 1 I ,L
o uic t'uiiui- tu me new pu
his hands it cannot fail to
up-to-dute and newsv
The typographical annear-
I Die first nuinlier is very neut
tractive and the assortment of
nutter is large and interesting.
leiuno tlie new journal to the
I wish it success. Shimicns-
4 (u his
iil Excellent Newspaper.
t eopy cif Fulton county's
r arrived ut this ollice on last
Tlie sheet present a hand-
earanee, und is filled with
hlch lieurs the murk of hnv.
d through experienced hunds.
il number is a sure indicator
to come; It is un excellent
r in all resuocls. W wish
'', B. W. Peck, success In his
"g and tub Fulton Coun-
a prosperous voyugeon the
'me newspaper sea. Mr. .1.
v'", nil experienced newspaper
prurticul printer, Is 1. Milled
. The Topmost Wave,
The Fulton County News bus
miide It bow to the public. Its home
is at McConnellsburg, und Its propri
etor Is B. V. Peck, formerly editor of
the Fulton Democrrt. With such u
skillful hehusmun, the new paper Is
destined to ride on the topmost wave
of popularity und prosperity. We lire
glad to report Professor Peck's re
turn to the runks und wish him ubun
dnnt Hiicct ts. Bedford Gazette.
In the KiKlit Place.
A copy of the first Issue of The Ful
ton County News, a new, seven col
umn, eight page puper, established in
McConnellsburg, by B. W. Peck, ex
editor of tlie Fulton Democrat, reucli
ed our desk Friday of lust week. The
News Is the exact size, and in gener
al muke-up, greutly resembles your
fuvorlte puper, The Journal, nnd
there is no manner of doubt that It
will receive unlimited patronage. Edi
tor Peck is un uble, ellleient, obliging
gentlemun, und In brief words, the
right ninn in the right pluce. Mer
A Dollar a Year.
Last week came to o'r desk Volume
1, Number 1, of The Fulton County
News, published at McConnellsburg,
Fulton county, PaM with the name of
B. W. Peck at its helm us editor und
publisher. The news is an eight-page
seven-column paper, und although the
initiul number wus gotten out under
the dilllclilties incident to "the new pa
per,"' it is filled with excellent reading
matter of the various kinds necessary
to satisfy the wants of the average
nineteenth-century reader. It Is also
neat, typographically. The establish
ing of The News gave to Fulton
county what It never hud in its history
or would not have hud in its future
for years to come, numely, u "dollnr-a-year"
newwpuper. Ever since we
cun rememlier, the people of "Little
Fulton'Miuvt Ix-en obliged to pay &2.50,
2.(M) or $1.")0 a year for a seven-column
folio, hut the Innovation made
by The News brings a newsy, well
edited country weekly, in seven-column
quarto form, to the inhabitants of the
"only county in the Ktuto without a
railroad'' for one dollar a year puid
in udvance. The News deserves to
be well patronized, and we hope it will
be. Trofessor reek, the editor, pub
linher mid proprietor, Is a printer,
teacher, scholar, und, lustly, u writer
of more thun ordinury ability. We
wish the new enterprise ubundunt suc
cess, and it should have it; us we have
said: because both paper und editor
are worthy altogether deserving of
a lucrative patronage. So, may TnE
Fulton County News live long and
prosper. Tyrone Times.
Win. H. Ilorton und MissE. Gertrude
Mummu were joined In holy wedlock
at the M. E. Parsonage at Three
Springs, September UHth. ut noon, by
Pvev. W. J. SbeatTer. The bride und
groom bourded tlie cars for Chicago,
on same day, where they will have
their new home. Mr. Ilorton, former
ly of Ilustontown, but whose home hus
been in the "White City" for some
time, is u successful draughtsman, be
ing employed in a very prolituble po
sition, with immediate openings for
advancement. Be is a' very progres
sive young man of noble character,'
and Is succeeding rapidly in life. Miss
15. Gertrude Mummu, the bride, of
ner Laidig, is a most attractive and
seholurly young lady, who has taught
several successful terms of school in
her county, und has been quite an uc
tlve worker In vurlous forms of church
life. We desire for them the richest
blessings, hoping thut they may win
the noblest, purest life. May they huvo
muny happy returns of the day.
ABSENT 4 YEARS.
Mr. II. II. Tice, of Gibsonburg,
Ohio, who Is spending u few weeks
among friends in the county, wus a
plea's imt culler ut the News office lust
Kuturday. Mr. Tice Is a native of
Todd township, but bus been away
from this county forty-nine years.
He is a brother of Mrs. Ilelieceu Com
erer, of this place; and ho hus two sis
ters living in the West Hiinnuh, in
Okiuhomu, und Mulvina, in Illinois.
He is ulso a brother of the late John
Tice, the famous weather prophet of
On the seventh day of May, 18(11, he
was mustered into the 2d Missouri Ar
tillery, and three days later he par
ticipated In the capture of Camp Jack
son with 1100 Confederate prisoners.
Mr. Tice remained in the service two
years und nine mouths. He is visiting
his lute brother Daniel's children, in
Maryland, this week, and expects to
reach his home in Ohio, about tho last
of this month.
Mr. B. Fl unk Wible, of Knobsvllle,
shot und killed ulong Licking ereeiv
lust week a strunge waterfowl. It had
gray feuthers und bright green legs.
Us bill wus about four inches long,
and quite shurp. By a measurement,
from tlie feet to the point of the bill,
it wus found that it wus, when studd
ing erect with neck und heud extended
upwin d, about three feet tall. What
I ROM Till? PHILIPPINES.
Interesting Letter From Charles
Henry W issner Descriptive of
Ills Ocean Voyage, llono.
lulu, Manila, the Pliill-
From u letter just received from Mr.
Wissner by Hon. W. Scott Alexan
der, of this place, we arc permitted to
publish the following cxtruets which
will lie of interest to muny of our
S. H. Taktah. August I I, lKm.
I wish I could reproduce to
you with this jwucil tho exceed
ing loveliness of this wean voy
age. Since leaving 'Frisco three
weeks ago tomorrow there bus
been nothing to mar the beauty
of what the sailors claim to be an
unparalleled trip at this season of
the year. The stay at Honolulu,
the banana groves, tho tall cocoa
nut palms, a dip in the surf at
Waikiki, were like dreams after
nights and days of sailing under
cloudless skies and over smooth
waters. One who survives such
a voyage as this will have many
yarns to spin to open-mouthed
listeners around the fireside or
pleasing recollections with which
to beguile many hours in later
life. Get out your map of the
Pacific Ocean and follow the wake
of our ship across the waters.
From 'Frisco we sailed south
west to the islands of Oahu and
Honolulu. After leaving Honolulu
wo sailed due west along the 21st
parallel of latitude, and will con
tinue to do so until we are due
north of tho island of Luzon,
when we will turn south to Ma
nila. Our transport is a Canadian
Pacific Steamer, called "Tartar."
We have on board about 112(H) en
listed men, besides the officers of
the 1st and Urd Battalions of the
l'Jth Regiment, and lighting Joe
Wheeler of Alabama, Every pos
sible provision has been made for
our comfort. . We have elegant
shower baths, three good meals
a day, a well furnished library,
and just about enough work to
help us from growing too lazy for
any duties on snore. The food
is good, and well prepared. You
know I have been in continuous
service now 14 months, and I can
truthfully say that my most
pleasing experience has been my
experience on board of this trans
port. The first bugle call is
sounded at (5.40 a. m., at (5, Ave are
on deck, washed and dressed and
ready to answer roll call; at 7,
mess call sounds; at It, guard
mount for those who go on guard;
at H.40 we go through calisthenics
for l"i minutes, just enough to
supple us up it little bit then the
day's duties are over, stive eating
the two meals until 0 p. ni.,
when we have Retreat, with the
baud playing the "Star Spangled
Banner" to the accompaniment
of tho low splash of the waves
with tho sun setting like a ball of
lire in the western waters.
There has been very little sick
ness on board. One fellow went
insane from too much brooding
over home and loved ouch. The
iwrsonuell of the regular army at
present is superior to even that
of tho volunteer in the Sapnish
American war. Men have learn
ed that they can serve their coun
try as well as regulars, as volun
teers, and that they Mill have bet
ter treatment and be better look
ed after than with a lot of poli
ticians wearing soldier straps.
Although we are near the equator
it is still very comfortable. We
have had a steady breeze from
tho northeast ever since leaving
Honolulu and the nights have
been cold enough to warrant a
blanket. My health has been
perfect aud I enter tho campaign
feeling fully equal to it.
Sunday, Aug. L'O. We have
just passwl the islands of Cami
guin aud Fuga the northern
coast of Luzon is in plain view to
the south of us. Wo will have
been four weeks out tomorrow.
It seems a loug time to be sepa
rated from civilization, aud it is
pleasant to see land once more.
There has been nothing thus far
to mar the beauty of the trip.
There has not been a day's r mf-'h
sailing, nor what tho sailors
would call a capful of wind. To
day is a perfect day, and the boys
are lolling around the deck, and
singing. They are happy at the
thought of landing, (led alone
knows what they will be called
upon to face. We have been
sleeping on deck for the last week
a life preserver for our pillow
and the soft side of tlie deck for
our bed. The heat is intolerable.
I shall write you my impressions
of Manila before I post this.
We arrived in Manila, day be
fore yesterday. We saw plainly
Corrigidor island where Dewey
was first fired uin, and Cavite
where the great naval battle was
fought. There is only one- vessel
in the bay at present the Ore
gon which lies quite close to us
with her guns trained on the city
and her decks cleared. She alone
is sufficient to prevent the rebels
from entering and holding the
city. Manila lies before me as I
write (we have not been on shore
yet.) Owing to the incessant
rain I can see but little. The city
wall caunot be seen here. I cau
see, however, the Archbishop's
Palace aud some of the govern
ment buildings. It rains, rains,
rains, all the time, and will rain
at this rate, so I am told, for two
months yet. There is a steady
south east wind, and as long as
that lasts, the rainy season will
The natives are very much like
the Hawaiians in feature, but very
much smaller. They speak Span
ish, and to my surprise, though I
have worked hard in my Spanish,
I was able to understand them
and to be understood by them.
They have such sleepy hw iking
faces that it seems hardly possi
ble that they could be capable of
tho treachery and cruelty of
which they stand accused.
Tlie war is on every man's ton
gue'. Our troops are practically
besieged in and arouud- Manila.
There will be a hot time before
every thing quiets down. Last
night two sentries were killed by
assassins while walking their
posts iu Manila. Saturday night
a desperate attempt was made to
take the waterworks and was on
ly repulsed after a loss of 1 offi
cer, I) privates killed, and 2'2
wounded on our side. Every
morning at break of day the Fili
pinos seek to rush our posts but
up to this date have always been
driven back. Seven negro sold
iers were drowned yesterday
while crossing the lower bay iu
casoes or native boats. This
news was brought on board this
morning by "Gypsy" Young for
merly of Co. li IDth but now of
2 1st. Gen. Wheeler left for town
yesterday. We heard some ar
tillery firing this morning iu tho
neighborhood of Cavite. Our
destination will be Calocoou, 7
miles from Manila, where we will
join Lantou's Fighting Brigade.
This means that we will bo in the
thick of it with plenty of mauling.
Two deaths took place since we
arrived iu tho harbor. Both
bodies have been embalmed aud
will be taken ashore today. We
leave the boat as soon as neces
sary arrangements can be made.
We take the place of the 20th
Kansas. I don't know why, but
I haven't been able to get up any
scare yet. I will admit that I
dread tho idea of some lingering
disease, but have- no fright yet in
regard to going into battle! I
shall write you again when we
reach our camp and shall seek to
give you some idea of what war
fare actually is. I forgot to men
tion tho fact that 1") sharp shoot
ers of the 21st infantry got them
selves into such a tight placo last
week that it took 0 companies to
rescue them. I have no idea
when this letter will reach you.
Mr. Vincent Hurt hud two acres sown
In buckwheat on his farm in Whips
Cove from which he hud a yield of
lifty-nine bushels; and thut, in the fuce
of the fact thut it wus u mountain Held
und badly shaded.
Mu. M. D. Matiiias, of Ilustontown.
wus a pleasant culler Monday.
Mtt. Ha mum. Cu;vKN'or.it, of Bel
fust, was an early Monday culler.
Mu. Aham Iinu, of Todd, was in
Mu. Wii.Uam C.KM'.i!, of Todd, was
in town on Friday.
Ma. and Mas. Ckoikik Mvkks, of
Bethel township, were in town Monday.
Mu. Wll.MAM Bkniu-.u and son Bar
ry are attending the York Fuir this
Mlt. Kmant-ki. II. Rll-K.s, of near
Suluvlu, was In McConnellsburg last
Mil. W. F. IlAIlT, Needmore's sud
stantial merchant, culled to see us
while in town Monday.
liter. T. Scorr Hkhshky, one of
Dublin's successful teachers visited
our sanctom Saturday.
Mr. and Mhs. A. M. Oakland, of
Pleasant Kidge, spent lust Friday ut
the county capital.
A. I.. HoixiKUS, Chanibersburg's
lending photogrupher, is spending
this week in McConnellsburg.
Mu. H. K. Mki.Uvtt, of Licking
Creek township, Democratic candidate
for County Commissioner, spent last
Friday in town.
W. H. Haumoaiidnkh, Esq., one of
Wells township's most enterprising
citizens was in town on business Mon
day. Hohkut A. McDonald, Esq., of
Chambcrsliurg, has been upending the
past week In this pluce exchanging
greetings with his muny Fulton county
Kx-.Trix;rc John DANiKt.s.of Frank
lin Mills, came up to court this week
to meet his many old time friends.
Mu. and Mas. Ukiah W.Ki.ink and
son Martin, of Licking Creek town
ship, were in town Friday.
1'HOF. EllNKST CiUKSS, who Is
teaching this winter ut Welsh Bun,
came over on his wheel last Saturday
mornihg to visit his parents und oth
er friends here.
Miss Annik B. Fury left Monday
morning for the eastern cities to pur
chuse u full stock of millinery goods
for the firm of Miss A. J. Irwin & Co.,
of this place.
Miss Maiiki. Tiioitt has accepted a
position in the store of II. C. Smith &
Mu. W. P. Lashlky, of Lashley,
was up mingling with the court crowd
Mn. Nathan Disiionu, of Licking
Creek township, dropped in to take a
look at Tun Nkws ollice while in town
EllNKST Caution, of Merccrsburg,
und William Caution, of Lehm'astcr,
were visiting the family of Isuac Wat
son on Sunday.
Mil. CllAKI.KS DRA WIlAt'dll, Of
Waynesboro, spent from last Satur
day to Monday with his uncle und
aunt, Dev. and Mrs. 1). P. Druw
buugli of this pluce.
Mlt. John K. Lot'iiM, who recently
lost the ends of the second und third
lingers of his left hand at the West
inghousc F.lectrieal Company's works
In JCast Pittsburg, was In town this
Miss F.u.a Finikk, of Tod town
ship, left Monday for a two weeks'
visit to her brother Jacob ut lingers
town. From there she will go to Bed
Ington, W. Va., to visit her sister,
Mrs. George Wagner.
Wilson and Hohiuk McDonald
have removed from Newvilleto Wash
ington, Pa., where they are now carry
ing on a nice tailoring business. We
wish the boys lots of success.
Bon. CKoiidi: A. Smith, of fingers
ville, Tenn., is in attendance ut court
tills week. Time seems to be dealing
gently with him; for his upiieurunce
would Indicate thut he hud not grown
anv older in tlie last twenty yenrs.
Haiiiiy V.. Khawkk, Ksy., of Kane,
Pli.. has been spending the past week
renewing old acquaintances in this
pluce. Mr. Shu Her was editor und
proprietor of the Fulton Kepiiblicun
und resided in this pluce, from lKliH to
1H7. He is now engaged in the prac
tice of law In partnership w ith liis son.
Du. Joskimi F. Barton, who has
lxen 111 all summer at the home of his
mother In Minneapolis, is improving,
und hopes to return to Shippcushurg
and his duties at tlie State Normal
about October 7.
Du. K. L. S.MITH has leased the olli
ces lately occupied by the late Dr.
Win. F. Trout und has urranged to
locate iu this place for Die pructice of
medicine. The Doctor is u graduate
of tho University of Pennsj lvauiu,hus
hud u year's practice In tho Universi
ty and Maternity Hospitals, of Phil
adelphia, und comes well recommend
ed. He will be here in u few days to
Mil. A. F. Nnwc'OMKit, of Harris
burg, generul agent for the Milbiiru
Wugon people, wus here lust Thursday
und sold T. J. Comercr u carload ( f
Wagons und buggies for next sum
Mil. F. H. Citi-.ATHKAD, who holds a
responsible nnd lucrative position
with the .Standard oil Co., ut Stanton,
Va.. accompanied by his nephew Mas
ter John MeCurroll Bellinger Great
head, spent a day or two (his week
with lis parents, Mr. ami Mrs. John
W. Gretithead of this place.
Lkmmy wAKLand. of NV. dmore, was
a pleasant caller Wednesday morning.
Mas. Br.nr.rcA Kdw.i:;s and grand
daughter Marion Kdwards. of Wells
Valley, have been the guests of the
Misses Dickson this week.
Missks Minnik und Samk Dickson
and Jessie Sloan, and Mrs. W. S. Al
exander went to Dublin Mills Wednes
day to visit the family of Dr. und
Mlt. Gko. W. Gray, of Bethel town
ship is at cour t this week us pet It juni
or. Mil. W. B. Hanck, of Warfords
burg, dropped iu to see us Tuesday
Mu. '.. Bland Baknkt. one of our
esteemed ex-connuissioners, is in town
Mil. WM. F. WINK, of Bethel town
ship cuine over to attend the Democrat
ic meeting, Monday night.
Mil. Musks Dik.hl, one of Whins
Cove's representative citizens, was a
pleasant caller ut Tun Nkws ollice
1 uesday .
Miss Lizzik Watson, of this place,
who on account of her health has not
been uble to attend school is now very
Harry Ott, son of Mr. John Ott, of
Ayr township, bus entered the store of
Geo. W. Heisner & Co. as ussistnnt
Mrs. D. B. Naci:, of Chambcrsliurg,
is spending a few days mingling with
her muny McConnellsburg friends.
ItKV. II. M. Asn and son Vincent,
left Monday morning for Philadelphia.
Vincent expects to enter tlie Medico
Du. II. S. Wishakt, of Harrison
ville, spent Wednesday in town.
N. H. Hanks, F.sij., of Kmmaville,
spent Tuesday night in town.
Mr. Amos Hixson, of Brush Creek
township, spent u day or two In town
this week. He was the guest of Mr.
und Mrs. J. V. Stouteugle.
A, J. SciiKTROMi'l", of tho firm of
George .Schetrompf iV Sons., of Buck
Valley wus a juror this week.
J. M. Loixjk, Jr., a juror from
Brush Creek township, en I led to see
us u few minutes Wednesday.
A. V. B. Soudcrs, enjoyed a rather
smart drive to town Wednesday to at
tend court as a witness on the road
Dr. Garthwaito will be at Dickson's
Drug Store to answer professional
calls on the afternoons of Tuesday
und Saturday of each week.
Mrs S J Me.Causlin and daughter
Mac, who huvo been visiting during
the pust two weeks ut the home of A G
Shoemaker nnd sisters nnd that of
Mr and Mrs George Magsnni, returned
to Philadelphia lust Saturday, accom
panied by Mr I) L W Delaplainc
Lust spring Thompson Peek, wife,
and four-yenr-old daughter, moved
from the "Miss Kate Tliomns" farm
near Hancock, where Mr. Peck had
been funning two or three yenrs, into
Hancock, and Mr. Pi ck engkf:.-d in the;
About eight witks ngo'Mrs. IVek
wus stricken down with typhoid fever.
She had the most careful attention of
friends nnd physicians, but continued
to prow weaker. The li((I,. ,1,,,,,,
wa-i sent out to the home ,,f tA lltc!(,
and amit, Mr. and Mrs. Join, Dcvker,
near Wurfordslmrg. About n week
ago the fut her worn out Willi th lin
wutch nt the bedside of his sick wife
wus tittuck.vl by the disease, nnd upon
the ad vie., of friends was removed to
the home of his brother-in-law, Mr.
Park Palmer, in Pigeon Cove, where;
he has been in u semi-delirious condi
On Sunday evening Mrs. Peck died,
und the child is reported lying very 111
ut her uncle's.
The remuiiis of Mrs. Peek were in,
terred ill the cemetery lit tlie Tonoln-
! way Baptist church on Tuesday, fol
! lowed thither by a large concourse of
! sorrowing friends. Mrs. Peek wn
about thirty-four years of age und a
I daughter of tlie late John 11. Fisher of
j Bethel township.
About eight weeksago Commissioner
lohn Stunkard. of Wells Valley, was
obliged to take his bed. A physician
was culled and Mr. Stunkard w'us in
formed that his illness wus typhoid
fever. Mr. Stunkard hecamn a very
sick man, and it required several
weeks of very careful nursing to make
it possible for him to be up. About a
week after lie took fever, his daughter
Maggie got it, and still later his eight-year-old
son John. The afflicted fam
ily had tho sympathy of kind neigh
bors, who did everything in their tow
er for their comfort. About ten days
ugo the faithful wife nnd mother, who
wus utmost exhausted from cure nnd
watchfulness over her loved ones, was
obliged to sink to her bed from un ut
tnek of the snme dreud malady. Him
seemed, however, to be getting ulong
well, und in no immediate danger; so
when Monday morning came, nnd the
presence, of Mr. Stunkard seemed to be
demanded ut the commissioners' ofll
ce in McConnellsburg, on iiccount of
court, und tho fact thut ho had been
absent from the olllceforseveralwecks,
his wife thought it best thut he should
try to fr,.t to town. He reiu-hed hero
about noon Monday very much ex
hausted from the ride, but tlie severest
shock ciime when about three o'clock
a message came over tlie 'phone In
forming him that his wife was dead.
He, of course, ut once started on his
long, sad, drive of '22 miles for his
The funeral took place Tuesday
afternoon and her remains were follow
ed to their rest ing place in tlie ceme
tery at the Valley M. K. church by It
large number of sympathizing friends.
Bey. AV. J. Scheall'er conducted the
services. She was a faithful member
of tho M. K. church. She wus uged
Bedford's new reservoir, work on
which was begun in April lxiis, was
completed- lust week. It has a capaci
ty of 2S,(Klll,lM)ll gallons. There will be
u const ant supply of pure water. This
is the fourth reservoir the town has
built. The new reservoir cost, ifKi.iVM).
The town has spent !M20,(M)0 on its wu
The fifth annual ciiemnpmciit of the
Juniata, Valley Veteran Association
will be held at Newport on October 10,
11, I-and 1.1. The counties compris
ing this association are Bedford,
Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Millllti,
Northumberland, Perry, Snyder und
Union. A big eneamjmieiit is expect
ed. "Sir," said the trembling young
man to the girl's father, "I love your
daughter and she loves me, and 1 have
come to ask you for her. 1 am sober
and Industrious, but poor. Will you
give assent?'' "Not a durned cent,"
growled the old man, and the poor lov
er was carried a ay in convulsions.
Mr. II. A. Burnett died at Bedford,
Monday evening of last week, of Ty-phoid-pncuinoniu.
He wus u son of
Henry H. Harnett, und was born at
Hancock, Maryland, in 1 S,",:j. At the
ago of thirteen he entered tho store of
his uncle, A. B. Taney, as u clerk und
afterward clerked for J. M. Bedding.
He went to Bedford with J. M. Bed
ding nnd clerked in his store till lS(i,
when he went Into business for him
self, lie was u man of great business
ability, thoroughly honest in uil his
liiii.inesa transactions und successful
in his undertakings. In the Spring
of this year, lie und his brother E. A.
Burnett, begun the erection of u new
store room which is now nearly com
pleted. Tills store when finished will
be one of the largest department stores
In Southern Pennsylvania.
W. V. Burt hus jiist received a nlco
lot of new, full und winter goods at
his store at Nccdmorc, und is selling
them ut prices ju.-il u low a they can
huiii'hlly hu hold. !
OUR STKFF.T MARKETS.
Sweet potatoes seem to be u plentiful
crop this year, and many are being
brought to town. They have been
bringing fifty cents a bushel. Irish
potatoes have been selling for thirty
The lirst shellbarks of the season
made their u ppea ranee last Friday,
and readily brought a dollar a bushel.
Owing to the fact that nearly every
family in .McConnellsburg bus u good
garden, aud cabbage fun done pretty
well this year, it does not meet with
a very ready sale v In n in -ought in to
market, A nice lot wns offered hist
Friday ut two cents a h- ad.
Tho stores lire paying about II cents
for butler, und l.'i cents for eggs.
Mr. nnd Mrs.Isalah Mell ,tt of Cross
Bonds are very happy over the fact
thut they are the pan-nM of a little
daughter that made its appearance Iu
their home u few days ago.
JelT Wible of Licking ( reek town
ship, has had a good- deal of sport
tills fall in hunting groundhogs. It
is said he has already killed fifty, und
knows where there lire some more.
The Kdilor's family enjoyed ut Tues
day dinner u mess of delicious roast
ing ears, through the generosity of
Mrs. 1). V. Si pes. Mrs. Sipes sees to
It thut when the curly potatoes are.
taken up, tlie ground Is planted iu
sweet corn. Plenty of "roasting curs"
ui-e Ihus provided for late fall use.
Cards are out announcing tlie mar
liuge, ut the home of the bride's pa
rents, Mr. nr.J Mrs. James G. Ken
dall, of Miss Laura Logan Kendall to
Mr. Wlillam Beutty McDowell, of
If a man marries his first wife's stc -sister's
mini, what relation is hu '
hery" Her husband, of course.
Instead of grumbling hecuiiso '.
world doesn't understand us, we ou;jl.i,
to Ih. lliaiikf-.il thut, it does nut.