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Th.. Ttiiriw Ue-union was held at
Clement's Park on Wednesday of
Jai.-ns Rom-Ii has sold Iris farm in
Middlcrwk towiudrip to B. F. Kau.
Jacob Hctrick is making prepara
SiouH to erect u house for himself
we.t of Beavertown.
Florence Dauberman, of
Ktatjervillv, isattonriingthe Music
al College ntFreeburg.
Prof. P. S. Boyer of Freeburg was
imc of t!ie speakers at the Sunday
K-hol picnic at Chapman on Satur
day. Cbuntv Commissioner Isaac Spotts
and wife' leave this month for a six
weeks trip as far west as Nebraska,
lo visit friends.
Tl.e Freiburg Base Rail Team on
iJie Gth inst. deleatedtheSelinsgroye
TBase 1 Sail Team, designated No. 3,
by a score of 12 to 13.
Misses Lillie How and Mable
Muster of Salem, who were visiting
st Fnickville the past two weeks,
n turned home last week.
Geo. Staid, an old pedagogue of
Pittsburg and a former resident of
lieavcrtown, spent a sliort time there
meeting his school lH)ysand friends.
Ijist Sunday morning How W.
A. Haas of Selinsgrove preached
his annual harvest sermon to the
Informed congregation at Freeburg.
.the Adamsburg Cornet Hand has
heeii secured to furbish music at the
Port lioviil Fairon Set. 15 and 10.
The boy's will receive $100 for this
Claries Yocum of Mahanoy, who
has In en reading law with A. vY .
'otter of Selinsgrove, expects soon
io Le admitted to the bar of Snyder
Our army and navy are in good
condition to remove any unexpected
i.isia; lcto peace, and their efficiency
I.-, die lust assurance that no serious
!iit h villoccur.
Australia's lcst weapon in reduc
ing the rabbit plague is cohl storage.
ly ii.-aid l,OUO,00 rabbits have
ii't n M-:itto the London markets
Lis : a si m and found a ready sale.
Sel;nsgrovc is making a desperate
etlurt h (irguiiizc a cornet band.
The ;tizens of that town have al
ready -ciid for two or three sets of
.:isrV:.!cnts and still thev have no
Lnvohi Jarrctt, of Luzerne Co.,
voting Snyder county diends.
lie made the' trip on Tuesday a
wvtl, a distance of at least t" miles
tf hours and 2"? minutes on his
Tin! benevolent citizens of S-lins-.grove
Ictvc made a valuablecontri
init to the Hcd Cross Society fund
whu-f. was sent to Philadelphia and
. inn there forwarded on a lioat to
It. V. Kantz, of Washington, 1.
('., came to Selinsgrove after hearing
of tin' burglary committed at his
fkt Iter's home, and assisted in locating
die nici; who art-supposed to Imvej
nimniitted the crime.
It is unlikely that Spain will
appoint Wcyler as one of its repre
sentatives on the pcatv commission. 1
But for Wcylcrism the Spanish
would have fared much letter in
settling their colonial problems.
' Though ( ten. Miles telegraphs
dint he has troops enough to take
Porto Hico, he can find use for an
other large shipment of Hags. The
I'orto Hican wants to lie a Yankee
pig with the least j.ossihle delay.
Jamrs II. Hughes, a native of
KaoU, this county, was wounded at
tht battle of Santiago during Shaf
ted advance upon that city in July.
Jle is now serving in the regular
army and upon a previous otxasion
st rved a term of enlistment in the
Marine service of the United States.
Tlie Franklin township school
board met in the Franklin school
Jilmim! last Saturday and selected the
following teachers for. the ensuing
term: Franklin Advanced, L. C.
Bacliman; Frauklin lVimary, Les
JcrE. Derr ; RenningerV, John J.
iioleeder ; Gillx.rt's, U. M. Amig;
Krdlpy's, William Zimmerman ; Pax
tonviile Advanced, Jerome Erdley ;
1'axtonville Primary, Iloyt Gray
hill; Hassinger's, Louisa A. Walter.
1 I l. U1 IflRUtflfll
temperance advocate, of Pittsburg,
... . l . ! 1 l.
was on Wednesday iiMappoiuicw v3
Governor Hastings chaplain of the
Fifth Pennsylvania regiment, vice
Joseph F. Hartman, of Altoona,
Brother Seal, of the Millersburg
Herald, Jias the Republican nomina
tion of the upper end of Dauphin
muntvfor Member of Assembly.
As the district is very strong Repub
lican, a nomination is equivalent to
an election, and Hto. Seal has our
Will Ii. Dewart. Sunbury, John
V. Lesher, of Snvder County, and
W. L. Kurtz, of Lewisburg, are
amonir those ofacoinnutteeappointed
to formaly notify George A. Jenks
of his nomination for governor by
lha democratic nartv. The affair
will take place at Bedford Springs,
The railroad companies are begin
ning to use aluminum checks for
Itaggage. The improvement is one
which will le appreciated by those
who travel with half a dozen trunks
who who were formerly obliged to
carry the old-fashioned brass check,
one ot which will weigh as much as
half a dozen of the new ones.
Last Sunday afternoon, a son of
r. i. l . 1" i.: I..
ur. jjoruner, riuing on u uicycib
down a hill near Clement's Park,
collided with W.G. VonNcida and
Miss Sadie Wliitmer of Selinsgrove
who were jiedestrians. The cloth
ing of the latter was pretty well
torn, though no one was badly in
jured. The rider, it is said, neglect
ed to ring his bell.
The editor of an exchange says he
isatrue Christian and an adamantine
pillar of thechurch, and loves sacred
songs, but when night after night he
hears aneigluViringfaiiiily that owes
hi in three years' subscription sing
ing "Jesus Paid it All" he feels like
shedding his Christianity for a lew
moment to go over with a club and
give them a receipt in full.
Harvey Hoinig of Selinsgrove on
Saturday evening while driving a
horse and buggy on North Market
Street, Selinsgrove, drove into a
bicycle rider from Kratzerville.
The rider was going in the same
direction. The wheel was damaged
seriously and the rider was liadlv
cut and had to ro to a physician to
dress his wounds.
Hciirv Meek, one of Port Trcver
ton's representatives in the "Yanko
Spunkti" war, is a wagon toaster at
a salary of!? 105 a month. AtTampa,
j Florida, he was loading miilrs mi a
transport, when he was kicked uv
one of them and had his right arm
dislocated and badly bruised. He
had been detailed for service at San
tiago and was on Ins wavihere when
injured. lie is now on a twenty
days' furlough at Port Treverton.
It is stated that the I'rothoi Hood
of Railway Trainmen is the largest
order numerically and pays out more
Ix iielit chums than any railroad or
ganization in existence. They pay
losses once a month and on Wednes
day sent out checks representing
$18,000 for one month. The treas
ury expects tin; disbursement in
August lor July will reach $70,000,
the largest sum ever paid out for
benefits for any one month.
Harry Mullnerof Port Treverton
a private in the 21st United States
Infantry encamped at Camp Ilobson,
Lithia Springs, (ia., writes to his
former school teacher, Kdwin Charles
of this place, that soldier life is not
what it is cracked up to lie. . He
says they sawsixtcen Spaniards oneof
whom was to lie shot as a spy.
There are some men in his regiment,
he thinks, who would lie able to lick
the sixteen Spaniards.
Dr. A. K. Pottieger had an old
fashioned Inirn raising Monday fore
noon. The structure is 40x40 feet,
and when completed besides being
one of the finest barns in town, it
wll lie a complete horse hospital,
with all the modern improvements.
The doctor is a veterinary surgeon
of wide reputation and great ability.
With this new building he will be
able to take the liest possible care of
all animals. Sdmxgrove limes.
While leaning from the window
of the Shamokin Valley knitting
works tm Tuesday, Miss Jennie AI
lison, aged 18 years, waselectrocuted
by her nose coming in contact with
a telephone wire that had len cross.
ed by a live are light wire and thus
charged with 1,300 volts of elec
trical fluid. She had her feet rest
ing on a coil of steam heating pipes
at the time and must have received
the full shock, as she fell ' into the
building and expired instantly.
From a meteondogical point of
view this summer leaves little to be
desired. Intense heat, . alternating
with sudden "cold waves,' sicken
ing humidity, drought, heavy rains,
approachingcloud-bumU in the flood
of water let loose, combined with
thunder and much damage on fann-1
ers and others in the nhape of tie-
all combined to make this summer
a most li vely one.
The largest flag in the world will
be suspended from a cable stretched
between thesummitsof two mountain
ranges at the eastern entrance to
Tyrone on Saturday, August 20.
This huge American flag wiil be
60x100 feet in size, and wiil contain
1000 stpiiareyartlsof bunting. The
cable supporting it will be 1-2 inch
in thickness and 3,200 feet long.
Prominent speakers of nation and
state will be preseut There will he
music, parades and fireworks.
Monroe township, Snyder County
will now have a new post-office
something which the citizens at aud
about Shriner's Church have, dur
ing the past six months, leen labor
ing to secure. The new office will
give the industrious people of that
locality long-needed and well-merited
mail facilities. It will he chris
tened "Shriners" and John Shaffer
will take immediate charge as soon
as the government establish the
A corn-cob pipe factory is among
the list of industries shortly to lie
added to Tyrone. James C. Watts,
of New York, has made the citizens
of that place an offer, the only con
cession asked leiiig that rent of a
suitable building for the plant be
paid for one year, which has Int'ii
accepted. It is purposed to start
the factory with machinery capable
of turningout 10,000 a day but the
output will le limited to just half
that amount at the beginning.
Employment will Im given to alxiut
A big crop of flics is said to lie
conducive to a healthy season. If
this lie true, then the present seaj-on
should lx! an exceptionally hard tine
on undertakers. The crop of tor
mentors this season is a large tine,
and as the pesky "critters" execute
mid-day dances on the heads ofthose
who are fortunate or unfortunate
enough tc be minus the growth of
hint on the upper extremity of their
anatomy, those in close proxmity can
hear all sorts ol noises, uoiieof which
an mplimeiitary to the Hies.
The plan of collecting 10 cents
additional fare from passengers pay
ing cash mi Uic 1 eimsylvaiiia Kau
ri ad ami other roads is likely to
cause (lie companies much trouble.
It has just been decided bva learned
indire that the 10-cent rebate order
is si inject to the two-cent revenue
stamp, and that to issue such an or
der without attaching the stamp is
contrary to the war revenue laws.
Snne of the western roads perceived
the fact that the rebate order was
subject to the war revenue stump
and abandoned it.
"The Blight of Free Trade The
Blessings of Protection" is the title
of a document just issued by the
American Protective Tariff League.
This document clearly demonstrates
the effect of Free Trade under the
Wilson Tariff,' anil of Protection
under the Dingley Tariff'. It is
based on the result of the Tariff
league's Industrial Census, and
should Ik- in the hands of every
voter. Seven copies to any address
for six cents. Address W. F. Wake
man, General Secretary. No. 135
West 23d Street, New York.
The Northumlicrlaiid corresjHind
ent to the Sunbury 'Item last Wed
nesday says : Gross Allison, the
young son of Dr. Allison had two of
his toes on his left foot almost cut
off, at the hands of a young compan
ion, yesterday afternoon at the Alli
son home. The hoys were digging
bait and the little fellow was hare
footed and when his friend went to
strike the earth with a-sharp shovel
it struck Gross across the toes, cut
ting the grea.'. toe and the second toe
almost off. Dr. Allison placed sev
eral stitches in the wounds, and it is
thought they would heal without
further cutting. Both boys were
. Fine Farm at Public Sale.
On Thursday, August 18th, one
of the best farms in Snyder County
will be sold at publio sale. The
beautiful and fertile land of Morris
Erdley adjoining this borough will
be offered iu lots from 4 to 14 acres
and as a whole. For further par
ticulars, Bee large posters. 8-4-3L
The Ctatt O. XL Ooareafiion.
Harrisburg, Aug. 17. Dr. J.T.
McCrory, ot Pittsburg, PrtsWent of
uie &ute Christian Kndeavor Society,
has been here iu conference with the
General Convention Committee to
make final nrran nta for
t asselnbIv of Christiail Endeav.
Octoljcr. Dr. McCrory expressed
j wws. va
himself as pleased with the reports
of the various local committees and
with the details looking to the coin -
fort of the dclei;atcs and visitors.
The programme tor the state con
vention has been mapped out tuid
will include on' the opening night,
Tuesday, October 4th, three large
rallies iu three of the larger churches
cf the city, to lie followed by a score
or more of denominational receptions
indifferent churches. There will
bea meeting of the Executive Com
mittee at 2 o'clock Tuesday after
noou and at 4 o'clock will occur the
delegates' prayer-meeting. There
will be several addresses of welcome
by Governor Hastings and other pro
minent citizens, to which responses
will he made by leading workers in
the Endeavor army. It is exected
that John Willis Baer, the famous
secretary of the National Christian
Endeavor Society, will attend the
convention and make an address on
Tuesday evening, as will also Presi
dent McCrory. ' There will also be
reports by the president and secretary
aud treasurer and other officers andH
the apKintiuent of the standing
On Wednesday there will be sun
rise prayer-meetings and from 8 to
9 o'clock Bible readings, conducted
by noted students of the Bible. At
9 o'clock there will bea song service
and a half hour later reports from
department commanders. Every
minute of the tune during the day
will be taken up with intcrcstingex
ercises, including conferences on
junior work, missionary effort.
Christian citizenship, comparison of
notes on evangelistic effort and pray
er and conference on rivals. At
10:30 Wednesday morning there
will be seven simultaneous confer
ences in places to I hereafter de
signated on junior, look-out, social,
prayer meeting, evangelistic and
missionary, Christian citizenship and
intermediate departments. In the
afternoon, liegir.ning at 1 :4u o'clock,
there will be a song service, follow
ed by sliort devotional exercises.
The theme for the afternoon will be
"For Christ and the church." There
will be an address in "Our March
ing Orders" and an open parlicnnit,
the subject being "Enlistment,
Equipment and Drill of Forces."
Brief reports will be received from
the conference chairmen and at I
o'clock the annual sermon will be
Wednesday evening, after tho
usual and devotional service, there
will 1m an address on "National
Righteousness ; or, the Flag of Our
Country and the Banner of Christ."
Another address tin the same even
ing will be on the subject of
"Christian Citizenship." Secretary
Bat t will also speak on Wednesday
evening. Thursday evening there
will lx; sunrise prayer-meetings at
0:30 and a Bible hour from 8 to 9
to Ik- followed with a song service.
The subject of the address of the
morning will he "The Fundamentals
of Christian Endeavor." The ojhjii
parliament subject tor the morning
will be "Oiieu Doors for Earnest
Endeavors; First, Those Already
Entered; Second, Doors yet to be
filtered. At this session there will
also lie submitted reports of com
mittees, to In; followed byx the elec
tion of officers. At the afternoon
session there will be an address on
'.'Fields White to the Harvest" and
a conference on the subjectof giving
to God. First, giving self; Second,
giving one's time; Third, giving
money. The Junior ally, for which
great preparations are lciiig made,
will take place at 3:30 o clock
Thursday afternoon. There will lie
a. song service in the evening and in
troduction of new ofliccrsand follow
ed by an address on "The New
Crusade and the Coming of the
Kingdom." There will also be brief
reports from evangelistic meetings
and an address on "The Spirit-Filled
Life." This will practically' con
clude the formal programme.
There will, however, Imi many in
teresting features which will not
have a fixed place in the order of
exercises, lhe programme will tell
little of tht fine music which is being
arranged for the convention. A
choir of more thau 500 voices, se
lected from the best singers of llar
risburg and vicinity, will lead the
miuSfl of ti ndum'nn T1, ...:n I
- - rre nui
be not lest than, thirty utwa evan
gelistio imeetiagt at diftereut places
and twilight evangelistic sen-ices in
the suburbs, including Paxtang,
WestFairview, Middletown, Steel
too and other nearby towns and vil
lages which may be reached by tro
ley lines. '
Large delegations from Philadel
phia, Pittsburg and other iarts of
the State have already arranged for
; headquarters. The homes of the
1 Christian people of Harrisburff will
be open to visitors. The committee
on entertainment has made very sa
tisfactory arrangements with many
private families to eutertain delegates
at moderate charges. ,
Rev. Dr. George B. Stewart, of
Harrisburg, chairman of the general
committee, has. issued a circular
letter regarding the arrangements
for the convention. He says the
Chestnut street market building will
be fitted up as an auditorium and
will accommodate 5000 people. The
large hall and other rooms over the
auditorium will bo used as a recep
tion room, cloak room, post office,
correspondents' room, county head
quarters and committee of '98 head
quarters. In fact, everything will
be under ene roof during tlieconven
tion, except the denominational re
ceptions and rallies. All important
sessions will be held in the central
part of the city near the railroad
stations. Reports to the chairman
of the committee on entertainment
from societies throughout the State
indicate that the convention will lie
a very successful one from every
jioint of view.
Picnics, Festivals, Etc.
Saturday, Aug. 20, the Paxton
..:n.. c i i. i-ii. ii
omnmy Miiooiwiu noma pic
nic on camjuneeting ground two
miles west of this place.
Saturday, Aug. 20, the Sunday
schools of Troxelville will hold a
utiion picnic iu Moyer's grove, J
mile south of Troxelville.
Saturday evening, Aug. 27, the
Salem Sunday school will hold a fes
tival at Salem.
Saturday, Aug. 27, the Samuel's
and lower's Sunday schools will
hold a picnic near Samuel's church.
Saturday, Sept. 3, Posts No. 31 G
anil 107, of Oriental and Port Trev
erton, respectively, will hold a union
camplire and picnic in Hall's grove,
Saturday,Scpl. 10, the Salem Un
ion Sunday scIhk-1, of Oriental, will
held the annual picnic in Beale's
grove, one mile west ol Oriental. All
Saturday, Aug. 20, the Choir
Convention of Snyder county will be
held m ar Freeburg.
Saturday, Aug. 27, the Union S.
S. will picnic in Sholley's grove at
The Gospel Workers will hold a
Camp Meeting at Clement's Park,
from August 13 to 21. A large
number of ministers are expected to
lie present. 1
Shriner's Sunday school will hold
their annual Celebration August 20,
at the usual place.
Thursday, Aug. 25, the Reformed
Sunday school of Selinsgrove will
picnic in Klingler's grove; 1J miles
north of that place.
Wednesday, Aug. 24, the Schoch
Reunion will be held at kreamer.
Saturday, Aug. 27, Gilbert'sSuu
day school will hold its 12th annual
celebration iiiGilbert'sgrove during
the day and a festival in the after
noon aud evening.
Why isn't a star a sort of sky
light? Why should a wheel-wright ever
get left? '.
Why isn't one head lietter than
two in a family?
Why is it necessary to buy coal
Why isn't a wedding iu the draw
ing room a parlor match?
Why does the average son think
he knows more tlian his father?
Why doesn't the woman who
wears a calico dress appear in print?
Why do sleepers sleep in sleeping
cars that run right over the sleepers?
Why isn't your portrait in acoun
try newspaper the unkindest cut
all?. In Philadelphia, on the 31st July
Why is it that a weak woman pos-lCapt. Henry V. Crotaer, : aged r- 71
sesses abnormal strength when itycars, 4 moe. and 15 days. Inter
comes to getting the best of a man? ment at MifBinburg. -
BOKKJEO - CUT OMr
Ex-Oo.- Commissioner J
beigh of Montour8vill9
A FEW DATS BEFORE fi!S D J
A Sleek Gime-ItwTuouihtTJ
Wornmelit Over the Affair r i
a ais Deatb-Drew a
nionej out of tho JW'
The public will I.
learn that the late Thinnasj , V
beigh, of Moutoursville, t.x"t,
commissioner, was buncoed T
$2,500 by confidence m , 0"1 6
eral days More his death. ItiTl
lieVfld Hint l.to o...!.i.... ... llstH
. OWMlelJ U
death was due to the l,,s3 ofT
large sum. '
There are different h...,i., , .
affair, but the correct story S
comes from )ti initio .i .
...... jrom me lamiiv ,i
thoueh efforts Iijivp I .'
w - I'VVII IIHlil.. i I
.Clin or.,1 : 11 IM
"j io us ioiiows :
n Juiy loth a well-uW,
young man appeared at the ivsi.k '
land inquired for Mr. StrcUi-h
was called. He asked fi,r
of water which was given hbJ
"You know me, don't vn- i
am ..cashier of the
Muncy, giviiigthenameofa Munct
gentleman. The stranger, wllMJ
a sleek talker, continued :
. jiisv uieti, leavim.
boys 200,000, and we tl.ou.H,?
would put part of it in a farm."
He added that they had tulkul f
lr , S,uitil fan"'
Montoursville, and asked Mr. St
beigh if he would go with ,i, t(,
look at it. Mr. Strebeigl, I.y
up and they looked over the Km of
the farm. On their return tlirr met
a man on th Plnl..,!,.!.,'.; i
- ..v.v.ij.iim aim
Reading railroad who lool
acted like a drunken trnnm. if-
asked the way to the nearest tW
saymg lie hud plenty of uioncv and
wouin not walk any more.
"Say," he said abruntlv. U.
you a blanket? I want to show r,m
They spread the carriajie hlankn
across their knees and tin, (AU
played three-tard inonte, the :illtl
Muncy man betting $10 ,m ., ,-ar.l
and losing to thealieged tramp. Mr.
Strek-igh furnished the ti ll doll;ir.
The alleged Muncy man tlu n in
duced Mr. StrelieightodrivetoWil
liamsport for money n1ic could pi
cven,jii!d, strange to say, they w.nt
to Williamsport, and Mr. StivU-igL
went to the Susquehanna
company, drew 2,500 in
Ins check, and returned with tlw
man to Moutoursville where ilny
again met the third nartv. Tli,
strangers got the whole $2nM, but
how they tlid it we do not know.
Mr. Strelx'igh came home Lit;' tbt
night and looked as though lie b!
been drugged. The scouuriivls es
caped, and no trace of them has Urn
found, or likely will be, although it
has lecn learned that the fellow
answering their description win
registered at a Muncy hotel seven!
days, no doubt in order to crt tbe
lay of things.
There is little doubt that his !
so prayed on his mind that it aggra
vated Mr. Strcbeigh's ailment, i ail
ing his sudden death. He was a
shrewd man man and the jhtsoii oiw
would think could not be huiimd.
COURT HOUSE CHIPS
Drrrts Entered lor Keronl.
Sophia Kerstetter to E. E. Neitu
Ten acres of land in Perry twp.
f T. H. Speigelmire, IX
E. Jennie Walters, Pc
'en ns Creek.
Aug. 6, at Ceutreville, Job
Braucher, aged about 36 years.
Aug. 7, at Ceutreville, Georw
Rousli, aged 75 years.
. Aug. 2, in Union twp.' Mrs.
Elizabeth Krebs, aged 8 1 years 1
month and M days,
At Fort Meyer Hospital, mf
Washington D. C. on the 7th Aug.
Wm. S. Fierce, Private Co., A. I2tii
Reirt. P. V.. son of the late A. U
Pierce of Lewisburg,dec'd, aged 21
years, 11 months and I7days In
terment in the Lewisburg cemetery.
Aug. 6, in Perry twp, Miss Surah
Reichenbach of consumption, aged
off 26 years and 26 days. . t;