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MIDDLEBURGH, SNYDER CO., PA,, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1898. VOL. 35. NO 33
Told m Brief Paragraphs for
f" PmpIi Hmr
,,h M. Bowes visited in Mif-
irK last week.
Ltown wasquite well represent-
the Choir tJonvenuouou ssiiur-
n Smith and Frank Mitehel
Lamer wcre in IkW1iburg
L G. Alfred Schoch and wife
been spending the past ween in
IiHwist Murry returned Satur
CO . .
hohis Jionie m i'mia., aner a
'g visit here.
C Vincy and wife of Beaver-
Worc couuty sent visitors on
itWlIoflinan of llartleton was
L last week taking orders for
r. P. A. Boyer of Selinsgrove
inMiddleburg on Friday after-
B.T. J. Smith of this place
wk visited her son, Clifford,
ies Krma Magee and Ida
ofh'reaincrwere at the county
L Alice Haines, the industrious
-tress of Beavertown, was at the
Iv scat lust Thursday.
W. Thomas, the Kreamcr land-
was at the county seat, smiling
iipjiy last T hursday.
wtorE. M. Hummel made a
to (Mir town in tne interest 01
live stock at this place.
Yodcr. one of Middlecreek's
initial farmers, was at the conn
ipital on the 18th inst.
niw Beaver of MifHinbiirg was
Itorat Ids father's home in Mid-
lirg last Friday night.
J. M. VunZandt and grand
'ml McWilliams just returned
a visit to Mc V eytown.
I. Peters, the hustling stove
and tin smith of Bannervillc,
i Middlehurg last Saturday.
alio Kerstetter, the invincible
unman two., was in Middle-
with Ins usual "liocuspocus."
Jurv Commissioners met at
It house on Saturday and drew
prors lor the next term ol court.
atormeloiis seem to le very
Lif nl in this section as there are
Irous venders of the juicy fruit.
.John Yoder oftlds placewill
in the Reformed church. Mid-
prg, next Sunday evening at 7:30,
'iili Hendricks one of the
'siurv commissioners made
at this office Saturday after
rs. ueo. v. Haeenseuer is
int several days with her sister
II. II. Harter, at NorthumberT
Ri- Wanted. A girl orwo-
wanted to do general housc-
- Apply to A. N. It., Vira,
in Stahlneckcr and wife are
ing a lew days in Mt. Carmel
fig their daughter, Mrs. Wm.
fol) Drcese. one of the substan
prmere near Middleswarth, this
y.was a caller at this office
Way of last week.
p E. C. Aurand, Miss Mina
I D. K. Haas and wife and
! "W. lliuikle and others of
place attended the funeral of
(Frank Bower at Centreville on
y of last week.
' J. S. Meiser, Esq., the . Globe
Millsjustice, was at the Court House
Jonathan Stroub, one of the hon
orable citizens of HoiTer, smiled in
on our village on Thursday of last
F. II. Maurer, New Berlin, is al-
wavs offering special liargains. See
his special announcement in this is
T.T. Ueichenbach of Shadel was
at the county seat bright and early
last Thursday and brought the first
news of the calamity
Miss Kate Bolender of Akron, O.
came home to Middlehurg last
Saturday to ppend sometime with
her parents and sisters.
Squirrel hunting will not Ix; legal
until Oetoln-r 15th and ends Dec.
15th. Some persons have been get
ting ready to hunt them Sept. 1st.
Samuel Wittenmyer, Jr., and At-
torney-in-cmbryo A. F. (jilbcrt rode
their bicycles to Sunbury Sunday
afternoon just for fun.
Frof. (5..W. Walborn, IVincipal
of the Freeburg public schools and
a prominent aspirant for the county
superintendeucy, was at the county
P. M. Schoch and wife went to
New York City last Friday to spend
some time. Mrs. Schoch will have
an operation performed for a cancer
Dr. A. J. Herman, 1). A. Kern,
M. Z. Steininger and Win. F. Stahl
neckcr went to New York City Fri
day and took in the Naval Review
S. F. IV'iiner, the 'suctiwful and
hustling auctioneer of New Ucrlin,
was smiling upon his many friends
m town one day last week, lie
knows how to cry a sale.
M. Z. Steininger and wife last
Thursday returned from a three
mouths' tripthrough the west. They
had a delightful timcand are greatly
impressed with the resources of the
'SpiireJ. H. Shiukel of lYniis
Creek and V illiaut Ieiifcr of near
Miillinburg, the administrator of the
estate of Sarah Henlcr, late of Cen
tre twp., deceased, were in Middle-
burg in the interest of the estate last
J. W. Swartz and family, IJene
ville Smith and daughter 1 Jessie,
Fdwin Charles and wife, Harrison
Moyer and wife and others of this
place attended the funeral ol J'Jias
Swartz at Troxelvillc 1 hursday ol
Win. Dunklelxrirer has receivwl
an offer from a New York shoe firm
to represent them in Cumlierland,
York and Franklin counties, this
state. We have not yet learned
whether he will accept h or not.
Judge Henry Brown, the Repub
lican County Chairman ami u. A.
Botdort of Freeburg were at the
county seat last Thursday. The
Judge'expccts a splendid majority
in Snyder county and the elate lor
the Republican ticket.
Ofal! inventions, the alphalx-t
and printing press alone excepted,
those inventions which abridge dis
tance havedone most for civilization.
Macauley. . Inscription at en
trance to transportation building,
World's Exposition, Chicago.
The farm of Morris Erdley was not
sold at public sale last Thursday,
but later in the week, the creditors
being offered $3700 for the farm, ex
clusive of the upper house and lot,
the farm was sold to Prothonotary
Shindcl. Mrs. Erdley was given
the house and lot mentioned for the
8700 iudement she held The cre
ditors who entered the first day
were' paid '. in lull and the otliers
got about 80" per- cent, of their
claims.' ' ' "V
The Masonic Ixnlge meets at
Selinsgrove next Monday evening.
Mrs. Chas. Sccltold and children
of Sunbury are visiting in town.
George Smith is erecting a new
aud commodious house on Sugar
Harry Klose ol Franklin twp. is
visiting his grand father, J. C.
W.F. Dagleand family ot North
umberland spend Sunday at Gabriel
Prof. Edwin Charles is visiting
his parents and many friends at
Port Treverton this week.
The bank is digging a tcdl to
conduct the water from the furnace
pit in the cellar.
A. II. Bashoar and wife have
moved into the building lately
occupied by Dr. C. II. Brisbin.
Luther Neil and hisaunt of Gor
don, who had lcon visiting here tor
several months with Mrs. A. S.
Beaver, have returned home.
Attorney H. E. Mill-r Jr., of
Selinsgrove rode through Middle
burg to Adnmsbiirg on Tuesday
where hchad important legal business.
Prof. Win. Mover of Freeburg.
was at the county sc it on Monday
He says the Choir Convention was
a decided success.
We hereby give notice to owners
of Traction Engines or teams that
haul prop ti niber not to cross the
Bowersox Iron Bridge till they
have repaired it. The same is not
safe. f Wm. Dkkksk.
( Pi i Alius Hkiiman.
Im the i.bituary notice of Mrs.
Jiower last week, we stated that she
had six children with her second
husband, but none with the first.
This isau error. She had live w ith the
lirst husband and one with the se
cond. So her adniinistratorsrcport.
Samuel Wittenmyer, Sr. is beam
ing to lose his eyesight. We regret
to note tins, lie is ninety vears
old, has a remarkable memory and
is well preserved in every other way.
lie remembers when Hon. cr
Middleswarth drew up hiscompany,
near where the Reformed Church
stands, preparatory to starting for
the war of ISrJ.
MoriixiNu Hats to loan. A
certain lady of this town told me
confidentially that her ten dollar
mourning Bonnet was wornoiit loan
ing it to attend funerals. Now
then why should you impose on
your neighlMr., when I am willing
to loan I Kin nets for the small sum of
The Republican Standing Com
mittee of Snyder County will meei
in the C ourt liouse, at Middlehurg,
on Saturday, September 3d, 1898,
at 1 o'clock, P.M. Important busi
ness will be transacted, and a full
attdendance is desired.
Henry Brown, Chairman.
P. R. Rieolk, Secretary.
Pay Your own Taxes or You
; The Act of July 15, 1897, pro
vides that from and alter the passage
ofthisactit shall he unlawful for
any person or persons to pay or cause
to be paid any occupation or poll tax
assessed against an elector, except on
the written and signed order of such
elector, authorizing such payment to
be mode, which written or signed
order must be presented at least thir
ty days prior to the date of holding
the election at which such elector de
sires to vote. Any person violating
this act is subject to imprisonment
for a term or not less than twenty
days or not exceeding six months, or
by fine not exceeding two hundred
dollars. , -
The VersatiWe Pen of Mr-Bower De-
jcrtesttiE W wiitiwtiicti a
Military Camp Is Moredaiii
Depicts tne Scenes
Cami Thomas, Chickamacua,
August 19, 1898.
Editor Post: Moving a mili
tary camp is one of the most inter
esting sights incident to army life.
When the order was received for the
Fifth to move, everything was
hustle and excitement, but not con
fusion. An hour In-fore Reveille
(4:50) some of the men wercalready
packing up valued Ix'lohgings.
After morning mess all the tent pegs
in the regiment were pulled, and a
man was stationed at each pole. The
camp presented its normal appear
anse a sea of tents. But at the
one long note of the bugle, what a
change! In one instant where lie
fore had been the habitations of thir
teen hundred men, there now appear
ed a broad, flat expanse of canvas.
Within ten minutes every tent was
rolled up aud being loaded upon
wagons; within an hour all the
men's Ixdougings, the teiitsand camp
accessions were moved to the new
site; within two 1 ours the men were
looking out upon new company
streets from be::eath their tents at a
point two miles distant from the old
location. A wonderful example ol
the perfection of military life!
T,he soldiersare well pleased with
their new location. The camp is
situated upon a knoll, with the
ground sloping either wav from Re
gimental Headquarters. The air is
purer, the sanitary conditions arc
belter, and everything tends to cut
down the sick list.
Never, since the grand review at
the close ol' the civil war, was there
so magnificent and impressive, a re
view of American soldier as that
which took place on eduesilav,
August eighteenth. General Hree
kinridge then reviewed the largest
and licst equipped army (hat has
marched under "Old Glory" for
a generation, and probably for
a generation to come. At eight
o'clock the General reviewed the
troops. As he und his stall' passed
from regiment to regiment, their
presence was hailed with music.
Then began the march in review.
The cavalry led the way. Thous-
sands of horsemen passed the stand
with lines without a single break,
then galloping of! the field at double
time. After them camcthc lumber
ing artillery, a display of mighty
power. 1 he infantry made up the
irreater imrt of the procession. For
hours the soldiers went marching by
in company front in almost perfect
alignment, lruly, it was a grand
display, showing how the United
States could in a few short, months
show to the world an army excelled
by none. This magnificent army
was prolmbly together for the last
time. Perhaps even before this meets
the eyes ot your readers, the regi
ments will be scattered, some to
their homes, some to other camping
grounds, others to garrison duty in
some distant clime.
Every one who visits Clgcka
maugu, course pays a visit to Old
Lookout Mountain. Soldiers, who
are so tortunatcas to receive permits,
often spend a few hours upon its
summit. The Writer was among the
lucky onts audspenta brief hour up
on the grand old mountain. The
summit is reached by gravity rail
roads inclines No. 1 and No. 2.
The inclines are marvels of human
ingenuity. The cars run un the
bluff almost perpendicularly. In
cline No. 2 is the steeper, the grade
at one point being G7 feet in 100.
After reaching the summit Lookout
Inn first meets the eye, a house of
gigantic proportions and a noted
summer resort. Facing towards the
city, a panorama, incomparable, is
presented to view. At your feet lies
Chattanooga, to the left is the Moc
casin Bend, so called from the pecu
liar curves in the course ot the river,
forming a projection of land in the
form of un Indian shx. From Point
Iiookout seven states can lie seen,
and lookingdown theslope up which
the Grand Army so gallantlycharg
ed in the time of the nation's trial,
one marvels, and wonders how it is
iHissible that men can jwrlorm a feat,
seemingly impossible. Many other
works of nature are to be visited
such as the Umbrella Rock, the
ISatural Bridge, the proiicr descrip
tion of which would fill volumes.
What a pleasure it would Ik- to
spenda month in this wonderful spot,
studying the natural formations, an J
the great battlefield! But such
things, for soldiers confined in camp,
Rev. Francis Murphy, the re
nowned temperance lecturer, is the
new chaplain of the Fifth. He is
a man well lilted for his- position
aud commands the respect and friend
ship of the bovs.
Mr. John Rahmstine, formerly of
Heaver Springs, visited the camp, in
company with a party of friends,
inter the review on Wednesday the
eighteenth. II. II. Rowr.ti.
IIow to Economise in tho Choico of a
Young people with limited means
are sometimes tempted to choose an
interior school to save a few doM.irs
in traveling expenses, or even intu
ition fees. Here is sound iidv'wc for
such persons: In ndivlln; i Srlmnl
clmoxf II,,' fjt'xl. It is training you
are after, not putting in time. A few
weeks at a good school under live
teachers, is better than mouths at an
The rates at the IlloonisburgStatc
Normal School have been made as
low as possible consistent with sc
curing thorough inst ruction bv spec,
The Fall Term will opeiiSeptem
ber 1 2lli.
Said for the new catalogue to .1
P. Wl i.su, A. M., I'll. I)., IVinci-
k il . L 1 i it
.iucrrepi. j st, no whole pieces
of ribbons, laces, embroideries, or
velvets will be given out on approval
as it deprives me of the goods lor
oiner customers. A great many
purcs were kept out and very little
business resulted from it.
K-2r-2t. L. Dt'NKi.KiiriitiKit.
CRUSHED TO DEATH
Two Fatalities at Rauch's Mill, Ihis
County. Frank Spotts and Adam
Herrold are Both Dead,
A smooth, easy shave, genteel hair
cut, or other tonsorial work, is al
ways obtained at Soles' BarlicrShop,
in "Wittenmyer's building, opisisite
Post office. Go to Soles nnd you
will make no mistake, shaving soap,
face cream, hair oil and egg-sham-mm
for sale A. E. Soles.
The Washington twp. school
Board on Saturday evening elected
the following named teachers;
Principal, Prof. G. W. Walborn,
Assistant, Thomas E. Hoi!: 'Gram
mar, C. A. B. Glass; Intermediate,
Sarah C. Glass; Primary, Mary
Weaver; Miller's, Wm. F. Brown;
Nietz Valley, G. Amnion Shufler;
Reichenbach s, 1-red Iloltzapple ;
Flint Vul ley, Chas. W. Hoover;
Red liank, Chas. A. Gearhart;
White Top, Frank lioush : Summit,
Mary Hilbish. The Principal gets
a salary of 955 and the others $22.
Jonathan Musser of K reamer and
Daniel K. Bingaman of Selinsgrove
were at the Court house last Satur
day and took out letters of adminis
tration in the Estate of Mrs. Eva
Sampsell, late ol Penn twp. The
legal notice appears in the Post. -
List Aednesday Samuel Sootts
lireshed (J. B. M'. Ranch's m-ain.
just across the creek from Ranch's
.Mill near Shadel. Perry townshio.
and after finishing in the afternoon
started to come across the three
small bridges that span the Mahan
tango creek at said place. Thesteam
threshing engine wa.-. manned by Ad
am l lerroId and I-rank Spotts and
i .i . . . .
when they were on tlie second bridge
it gave way precipitating the engine
into the creek below. The f ill broke
oil the steam valve at the boiler
(aiding Mr. Herrold from the nee!:
lown he being pinned fiist by the
ngine. Mr. Spotts was bruised and
mangled by the falling engine. The
lonncr was taken to Mr. Uaiiclrs
home where he died from his injuries
lit 2 o'clock Tlitirsdav morninir. The
latter was taken to his home at I'Ve-
niont where he died in great agony
it !:.() a. m., or but ten ininiitesbe-
fore Mr. Herrold. Mr. Herrold is
a single man and a son of Samuel
Herrold of Holler. Mr. Spotts is a
married man residing at Fremont.
and a brother to Samuel and Com
missioner Isaac Spotts of Meiserville.
I-rank potts, is 1( years of age and
a son of John Spotts. He was mar
ried by 'Squire I Jadcl of Halmatia
Aug. S, 1S!I to Ellen N. lleicheu
hach of Perry township. Mr. Spotts
was originally from Dalmatia. or
( icorgelown. Spotts was buried at
the M. John s church, r ivmoiit on
Sunday morning, iin.l Herrold was
buried near Holler. Both luncraU
were largely attended. Thena! ae
cidellt has sorely depressed the entire
eoiiiniiinilv which deeply svinna
thies wild the unlortiinate liimilic.
HARRY L. GOY.
Harry L. Gov, a nativeot 'a-!i-iuglon
township, this eoiinly, li I :i t
Atlanta, ia., on Monday morning,
lie is the son of I jcvi Gov, the mil
ler at Freeburg, and his mot her was
a daughter ol Dr. Mrowii, late of
Freeburg. Two years ago, Harry
enlisted in the regular army; he was
examined with lllO others and be
was the only one accepted. lie en
listed in Troop 1'. S. Cavalry
and serve I most of his timeiu Texas,
in the vicinity of Ft. Brown. The
father, at Freeburg, received a tele
gram, on Monday, aniiouhcing the
death and stating that the ImhIv was
ready for shipment, but that a re
mittance of $N5 was re pi i red. Mr.
Gov is a poor man; he can ill allord
to pay this bill. It is probable that
Uncle Sam will finally pay the bill.
The deceased is nlout 21 years old.
Gone to Her Reward.
Mary, wife of George Deppeii,
died at Herndon on Wednesday
morning, and will be buried this
(Saturday) afternoon. She was the
eldest of the family of our late towns
man Peter 1 . Mertz, a sister of Rev.
J. A. Mertz, Mrs. H. B. Moyer and
Mrs. h. W. Tool, who survive her,
with a husband and eleven children
to mourn their loss. The health of
the deceased for the post ten years
was precarious, she wing subject to
apoplexy, having had two severe at
tacks. When in gixxl health situ Wiis
of a kind disposition nnd did well
her allotted part. She was a con
sistent member of the lwcformcd
church and inculcated the same doc
trine in the hearts of her children.
The deceased was agwl 5 1 years.
Wanted. Agents to sell safes
on commission. Those engaged in
the sale of agricultural implements
preferred. . . Exclusive territory to
good parties. - Call or address Bak-
NKBSAFE& liOCK CO., Pittsburg,