The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, June 19, 1913, Image 3

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Nicholson, Somerset twp., 8500.
Orphans’ Court Proceedings,
Real Estate, Marriage
Licences, Etc.
J. M. Olinger, to M. D. Judy,
Summit twp., $1,600.
Cyrus CO. Shaffer to Margaret E.
Koontz, Somerset twp., $11,000.
Dominico Nunnarri to Francesco
Parna, Boswell Improvement Co., to
Deminico Nunnarri, Boswell $550.
George Schmucker to Martha J.
Stanton, Jenner twp., $8,000.
Howard CO. Cook to John H. Mor-
ley, Shade twp., $1.
John Hamer to I. C. Barlott,
Hooversville $1,600.
John Weigle to
Hoovyersville, $5.
M. L. Unrah to I. C. Barlott,
Hooversvill. $2,000.
Franklin Enos’ administrators to
Préston B. Walker, Garrett, $732.
Casper Eskin’s executors to Lewis
J. Eskin, Berlin, $700.
Mahlon Christner to H.B. Speicher,
M. L. Unrah,
Franklin Enos’ administrator to W.
Fritz, Garrett, $825. y
Alexander Nicholson, to Harry J.
Savana A. Livengood, to William
H. Kantner, Somerset, $2,000.
Nathaniel Slicer’s executor to
Annie C. Hammond, Meyersdale,
Irvin M. Hooyer, to George Playez,
Hoovyersville, $75.
Chalmer H. Reese to James M.
Smrth, Somerset twp., $250.
Adam G. Berkebile to Chalmer H.
Reese, Somerset twp., $165.
Philip’ Walker’s administrator to
Peter H. Walker, Somerset twp.,
Hulorpride Lumber Co., to P. 8S.
Davis, Elk Lick twp., $1,800.
Oharles Elmer Sanders, of Beaver-
town, Pa., and Estella Elizabeth
Crowe, of Meyersdale. :
John Claton Werner, of Summit
twp., and Mary Arcelia Musser,
of Brothersvally twp.
Lloyd C. Hostetler, and Ruby E.
Tinkey, both of Jones’ Mill.
Grant I. Hughes and Alice Ken-
singer, both of Windber.
Wallace H. Walker, of Garrett, and
Annie G. Coleman, of Berlin. .
James J. Judge, of Scranton and
Mayme Schardt, of Meyersdale.
Henry Hyle and Margaret Haw-
thorne, both of Addison twp.
Maurice Brubaker of Friedens and
Emma Eisler, of Meyersdale.
Harry F. Kegg, and Gertrude Weis,
‘both of Johnstown.
Jesse H. Kessler ard Frances E.
Hauger, both of Donegal.
Herbert L. Derry and Laura Edith
Hawn, both of Salisbury.
Andrew Gazik, of Holsopple and
Anna Kundrat, of Seanor.
Paul Varga and Frances Gamasit,
both of Windber.
Andrew Topoloosak and Maria
Oravecz, both of Windber.
The will of Louisa Schaff, late of
Lower Turkeyfoot twp., was proba-
.ted. §he directed that her estate be
equally divided among her children,
as follows: Michael, Edward, Susan
and Nellie Schaff, Flora Kreger,
Maude Burroughs and Bertha Oros-
sén. She named A. R. Hambert and
Charles B. Humbert as executors.
The will was dated February 27, 1913,
and witnessed by A. R. Humbert and
Minnie Hostetler.
William 8. Brown, late of Windber,
ieft his property on Somerset Ayenue
to his widow, Nora Brown, and
daughter, Iva Brown. He bequeathed
a farm in East Mahoning twp., Indi-
ana county, to his sons, Otto, Warren
and Lester Brown, Nora Brown and
testator’s brother, Joseph Brown,
are appointed executors. The will
was dated October, 26th, 1907, and
witnessed by Sarah J. Moore and Jus-
tice of the Peace, Robert G. Col-
born. .
Jacob J. Pile, late of Lincoln twp.,
left a life interest in his estate to
his widow, Barbara E. Pile, at
whose death the same shall be di-
vided equally among his children, as
follows: Ida Ogline, Annie Swank,
Harry Pile, and Charles A. Pile.
Barbara E. Pile and Herman F.
Swank, are named as executors. The
will was dated October 29th, 1910,
Spices And: Drugs.
Experiments by Professor E. E.
Smith of Fordham uaiversity, as re-
ported to the Central Madical Society
of Connecticut, at Middletown,Conn.,
some time ago show the positive
danger which accompanies keeping
canned food for any length of time
after it has been opened. In order to
determine the necessity forla preser-
vative in a food which was not to be
used immediately upon being taken
from a hermetically sealed container,
fruit sealed, sterilized and laid away
for three months. It was opened at
that time, tested for bacteria and none
fouud. Three days later the bacteria
presence was fonnd to be 8,850 per
cubic centimeter, a measure about a
quarter teaspoonful in bulk. On the
sixth day there were 344,846,000 bac-
teria per cubic centimeter. Other tests
show correspondingiresults,
Such tests prove conclusiyely that
preservatives are not needed in foods,
properly canned, whichlare to be eat-
en virtually immediately after being
opened but that preservatives are
needed in catsups, preserves ete.,
which may remain open for days and
weeks before being consumed.
Preservatives are of two einds. One
is benzoate of soda, the odorless and
tasteles drug which chemists general y
and the Remsen Scientific Referee
Board at Washington particularly,
have pronounced harmless. The other
is'a condimental combinationlof spices
and acetic acid.
A curious incident; in this connection
is that manufacturers who use acetic
acid and spices as preservatives make
much of statements that ‘‘no preser-
vatives’’ are used by them, the law
having been construed that,this acid
and spices do not constituee a preser-
vative. In this connection, however,
‘‘preservatiyes’’ occupies a rather pe-
culiar technical position,for the Phar-
macopeia lists these condiments as
both chemicals and drugs, and- it is
not denied that they are placed in
catsups, etec., not only to flavor the
finished product but to prevent de-
terioration after opening asjwell.
‘Miss Margaret Hoffa of Pine Hill,
and Charles Beachem of Somerset,
were married at Meyersdale, June
16th, by Rev. J. A. Yount, pastor of
the Meyersdale Lutheran church.
Miss Laura EdithjHawn,jand§Her-
bert L. Derry, both of Salisbury,
were married at the parsonage of the
Salisbury MethodistEipscopal church,
June 15, by Rev. W. W. Wagner.
Miss FrancesZE. Hauger,gand}Jesse
H. Keslar, bothjof Donegal, were
married at Somerset, June 17, ly
Rsv, Homer E. Lewis, pastor of the
Somerset Methodist Episcopal church.
Miss Margaret Hawthorne, and
Henry Hyle, both of Addison town-
ship, were married at Casselman,
June 16, by Justice of the Peace H.
W. Heil.
Miss Maude G. Thompson, and
Charles OC. Fox, both of Ligonier,
were married at the parsonage of the
Somerset Methodist{Episcopal church,
June 15, by the Rev. Homer E. Lewis.
Miss Laura’L. Lehman, and Ralph
R. Eppley, both jof Windber, were
married at Windber, June 14, by Rev.
Josiah L. Weaver.
Miss Lulu B. Walker of Stonycreek
township, and Walter J. Suder of
Brothersvalley township, were mar-
ried at Shanksville, June 16,%by Rey.
M. L. Schmucker.
Miss Elva Mae Hahn, and]Fillmore
Fleegle, both of Shade township,
were married at the residencegof the
officiating magistrate, Justice].of the
Peace W. L. Powell, of Shade town-
ship, June 16th.
Miss Ellen Boyer of Northampton
township and Simon Groff of Alle-
gheny township, were married June
14. at the United Evangelical par-
sonage in Berlin, by Rev. P.L. Ber-
Col. Lewis E. Beitler, secretary of
the Pennsylvania commission in
charge of the fiftieth anniversity cer-
emonies of the battle of Gettysburg,
announced that the state of Pennsyl-
vania will transport to Gettysburg, at
the expense of the state, 25,0513veter-
ans who participated in the civil war
and witnessed by Andrew J. Ankeny
and Andrew E. Bittner. |
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the ; 7. : .
Signature of
and are now residents of Pennsyivania,
or who enlisted from Pennsylvania
{and are now living in other states,
This also includes all confederate vet-
erans now living in the state who have
accepted the invitation of the Penn-
sylvania commission.
The number of veterans to be trans-
ported to Gettysburg by other states
and territories is not yet known. It
is expected, however, the number
Professor Smith had some fresh, ripe |
will exceed 25,000.
Arlington National Com Cemetery Contains
Many T ngs of Interest Unseen by
‘Casual Visitor.
There are mere objects of rever-
ent interest in Arlington national cem-
etery than the casual visitor sees.
"Among these are the graves of George
Washington Parke Custis and his
wife, born Mary Lee Fitzhugh. They
lie in a thick oakgrown spot, densely
shaded in summer, by the edge of a
shadowy ravine, in the midst of the
privates’ section, and southwest of
the tomb of the unknown. Few per-
Sons ever stray that way. The graves
are marked by two white marble mon-
uments, the taller of which is in-
George Washington Parke Custis;
Born April 30, 1781.
Died October 10, 1857.
Blessed Are the Merciful, for They Shall
Obtain Mercy.
The shorter monument is inscribed:
Mary L. Custis, :
Born April 22, ve
Died April 23,
Blesed Are the Pure in Heart, for They
Shall See: God.
At the base of the tombs grow lilies
and myrtle, culled from the gardens
of old Arlington, and, no doubt, piant-
ed at these graves by Mary Ann Ran-
douph Custis, a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Custis, and the wife of Gen. Rob-
ert E. Lee.
The man whose bones rest under
the taller monument was the builder
of Arlington mansion. 'His Father
was John Parke Custis, son of Dan-
fel Parke Custis of White House, Va.,
and his mother was Eleanor Calvert
of Mount Airy, Prince Georges coun-
ty, Md. His paternal grandmother
was Mrs. George Washington of
Mount Vernon, and he was the adopt-
ed son of George Washington.
Soon after the marriage of John
Parke Custis and Nellie Calvert, Mr.
Custis bought from Gerald Alexander
a tract of land opposite Georgetown.
The only house on the property was
one owned by the Alexander family,
and in which it is believed Gerald
Alexander lived. Its site is covered
by the experiment gardens of the
department of agriculture, and a few
bricks found in the site were put in
the wall of one of the government
buildings in the experiment grounds.
One Corner in Washington That Is
Piled Up With Appurtenances
of Civilization.
The northeast corner of First and
B streets northeast, opposite the
southeast angle of the senate office
building, is a busy one. It is-not that
80 many cars or that so many persons
pass that way, but standing there
through the long day, and the long
night, is a crowd of the appurtenances
of civilization. And close together
they stand near the north curb. In
the parking there grows a small tree
dressed in a slatted tree box. Close in
under its branches is’ a big, gaping,
open-mouthed box of sheet metal
painted brilliant red and in tall white
letters labeled “Waste Paper.” Close
by this is a green painted letterbox,
not clamped to a lamppost, but
clamped to one of those short letter-
box posts which one may see at inter-
vals around the city. Close to the let-
terbox is a big cavernous looking
metal box. It, too, is a mail box, but
its special duty is to receive and to
give up—to the postman, papers and
parcels that will not pass the mouth
of the letter box. Close by this group
of utilities is a fire hydrant.
Standing at the corner was an old
Washingtonian, who said: “The au-
thorities don’t seem to have quite fin-
ished up this corner. They might have
put up in connection with these
things, to sort of keep them company,
a lamppost with a red light and a fire
alarm box, a police telephone and a
patrol box and a drinking fountain.
While they were at it they might also
have put in an electric signal switch
tower and a weather bureau kiosk.”
Simplified “Spelling” Debate.
Can it be possiblg that there is any-
thing in the advocacy of spelling “re-
form” that is detrimental to the logi-
cal faculty and the sense of humor?
Here 18 W. W. Skeat, who not only
asks me whether I think that Tenny-
son would have objected to “simpli-
fled spelling,” but solemnly challenges
me to “produce my evidence.” It may
be that I shall best convey to Mr.
Skeat an idea of what he must really
forgive my calling the absurdity of his
challenge by asking him, by way of
an “Irish” reply, whether he thinks
that Beethoven would have objected
to “ragtime,” and by requesting him
to produce his evidence for his opin-
ion on that point. Happily for the au-
thor of “In Memoriam,” he lived and
died before any “Sosieti” had been
called into existence for the purpose
of defacing the orthography of his
mother tongue, and. if Mr. Skeat
chooses to think that he would have
preferred to spell wild “wield,” sky
“scie,” and so forth, my only “evi-
dence” to the contrary is the simple
fact that he did not do so.—The Book-
Willing to Please.
“lI want some oysters.”
“Very well, madame.”
“Very fresh.”
“Oh, yes, madame.” i
“Not too large.” ra
“Yes, madame.”
“Nor too little.”
“All right.”
“Above all, not fat.”
The Dealer (getting impatient)—I
shall attend to it, but you have for
gotten to say, madame. whether you
wish them with or without pearls.—
Mountville—James Caldwell, while
leading a cow along the Lancaster
pike, was dragged and badly cut and
his clothes almost torn from him,
when the animal scared at some ob-
Paradise—Mrs. E. LeFevre, one of
the best known women of the coun-
ty, died at Lancaster at the age of
76 years from the effects of several
strokes which she suffered within the
past two years,
Lebanon.—Considerable ice cream
was melted when fire broke out in
the ice cream factory of Abner W.
Long, in East Lebanon. A bucket
brigade got the fire out before a fire
company, summoned by telephone,
Lebanon.—A. Curfman Romig, aged
34 and single, for several years a
newspaper reporter .in this city, died
at his home, in Chester. He was at
Mont Alto for treatment for some
months. He was one of the organ-
izers of the Press Club here, and its
Sunbury. — Because her right foot
Dersistently refused to heal despite
all remedies to cure gangrene, Miss
Hattie Fisher had two local physi-
cians amputate it above the ankle.
Reading.—The authorities are in-
vestigating the death of Sallie Delp,
aged 42 years, whose body was found
cold in death in a pool of blood on
her bed in a second story front room
at her home. They believe she was
murdered. Neighbors say that men
often visited the home of the Delp
‘woman, who was divorced years ago.
She was a cigarmaker by trade.
Dillsburg. — The Rev. George H.
Eveler, the pastor of the Dillsburg
Lutheran Church, was seriously in-
jured while picking cherries when a
ladder on which he was standing
turned 'and fell beneath him. Mr.
Eveler fell across the rungs of the
ladder. ‘He was picked up in a dazed
condition by persons who saw him
fall and carried to the house and a
physician called who found in addi-
tion to several bruises on all parts
of his body, one rib on the right side
was broken off at the spinal ¢olumn.
No serious results are anticipated.
Pittsburg. — During children’s day
exercises at the Pittsburg Country
Club fire broke out in the big build-
ing, destroying it with a loss of $275,-
000. There was considerable confus-
ion in getting 200 children out of the
Sunbury.— When the thirty-third an-
nual encampment of the Pennsylvania
division, Sons of Veterans, is held at
Gettysburg from June 22 to 29, a de-
termined effort will be made to have
the encampment for 1914 in Sunbury.
Lewiston.—While Charles Mattern
was riding a bicycle he lost control
and the machine crashed into a tele-
graph. ‘pole. Mattern was thrown to
the ground and severely injured.
Jamestown.—The business section
of Cassandra, fifteen miles from here,
has been wiped out by fire. Fiften
buildings were destroyed. Three
dwellings ‘were dynamited to check
the spread of the fire. The loss is es-
timated at $150,000. The town is
withont fire protection and the flames
were in full control when the firemen
resorted to dynamite.
° Waynesboro.—George Baker, about
50 years old, employed by BD. W. Hess
Sons, was perhaps fatally injured
foading twelve-foot sguame %===3 wpon
a freight car, each door weighing
about 800 pounds, and there were six-
teen of them. These tilted and fell
against Mr. Baker, throwing him so
that he fell with his back across one
of the boards on the side of the car,
and all the doors fell upon him.
" Mechanicsburg.—David N. Biddle,
one offthe oldest and most prominent
businessmen here, died after a year’s
illness, of a complication of diseases,
which assumed a serious nature in the
past few months, He was nearly 74
years old and was born in Burbank,
‘Wayne county, Ohio, on July 24, 1849.
York.—The York Tri-State baseball
club, which has been a disappoint-
ment to the fans so far this season,
has been strengthened by Manager
‘Heckert. The weakness is in the
pitching staff and Heckert has signed
Eckert, formerly of the Elmira, N.
Y., club, and Williams, who was with
York last year, Pitcher Hightower
has been released. Barker has been
signed to play left field, and Southern
will be carried along as a utility man.
Lewistown. — George Wagner of
Honey Creek landed a large trout
from that stream measuring 233%
inches in length and weighing over
four pounds. Honey creek has the
largest trout within its waters of any
stream in this section. A short time
ago James Moyer caught a 26-inch
trout in the same stream.
Carlisle. — While ex¢avating for
curbing along the Cumberland Valley
railroad tracks, A. J. Spotts, a con-
tractor, uncovered the roadbed of the
original road, one of the earliest in
the United States. Although none of
the old strap rails were found, the
majority of ties were still in place
and are in a remarkable state of pres-
Hummelstown.—The Hummelstown
school board have elected all the for-
mer teachers, except Miss Ethel Hen-
dricks and Miss Hohenshilt, neither
being applicants. The board elected
in their places Misses Hill and Shees-
ley. Prof. Walter A. Geesey of Al-
toona, .a graduate of Gettysburg col-
lege, was elected principal.
Johnstown.—The center of the min-
ing town of Bens Creek, east of here
on the main line of the Pennsylvania
railroad, was wiped out by fire, with
the exgeption of a few scattered build:
ings. The loss is estimated at $200,
Le Rire, Paris.
Championship of World Wen by
Quarter of a Point
Excitement at Fever Heat as Teams
Alternate in Lead—English Ponies
Weaken in Last Half of Game—
Immense Throng of Witnesses.
New York.—America successfully
defended the Weschester Polo Associ-
ation cup by again defeating England
in the hardest fought match in the
Listory of the international trophy.
The score was 4 1-2 to 4 1-4 goals.
Each team made five goals. Fach
lost half a goal as a penalty for foul-
ing and the one-quarter of a goal,
which meant bad news for the British
Empire and the Duke of Westminster,
was the penalty for an accidental safe-
ty, the result of a luckless turn of the
wrist by Capt. Ritson.
Through eight periods 40,000 people
cheered an exhibition of polo skill
that left little to choose between the
American four and the English four.
The splendid teamwork and pluck of
the Englishmen carried them to with-
in a pony’s stride of victory, but could
not prevail against the headlong dash
of Stoddard and Waterbury, the gen-
eralship of Whitney, the resourceful-
ness of Milburn.
At the outset the British four, play-
ing the American game, fairly carried
the Americans off their feet. As far
along as the sixth period it looked as
if we would have to say good-by to
the game. Then Stoddard and Water-
bury, backed by their mates, ripped a
resistless way to the British goal and
tucked the match in their Uncle Sam-
uel’s pocket,
It is no exaggeration to say that the
matches since their beginning have in-
volved an outlay of easily half a mil-
lion” dollars. The Duke of Westmin-
ster, who financed the cup-hunting ex-
pedition of the Britishers, has found
that the cost of the enterprise is in
the neighborhood of $80,000, and near-
ly the same amount represents the in-
vestment of the Polo Association.
Flames Also Destrpy 3,500-Foot
Trestie—Railroads Lese $1,000,000,
Newark, N. J.—Thirty-five hundred
feet of trestle spanning Newark Bay
between Bayonne and Waverly, over
whose four tracks there moved the
freight traffic of the Pennsylvania and
Lehigh Valley railroads, were destroy:
ed by fire. Thirty cars either were
burned or fell into the bay.
The first was caused by sparks from
a light engine of the Lehigh Valley
running over the bridge at high speed.
The sparks ignited the ties of the
Lehigh Valley tracks.
_ Bayonne fire officials figures the
loss at $1,000,000. Two weeks will be
required to rebuild the trestle.
Bearchers Dynamite Choked Tunnel to
Locate Two Other Bodies.
New York.—The bodies of eight
men, killed by the fall of tons of rock
in the subway excavation at Lexing-
ton avenue and Ffty-sixth street, have
been brought to the street and gangs
are blasting to find the bodies of two
others, known to be dead.
In the absence of Coroner Holtz
hauser who had forbidden any blast-
ing, the searchers appealed to Coroner
Winterbottom and Public Service
Chairman McCall for permission, say-
ing it was necessary if the bodies were
to be found.
Carranza’s Troops Suffer Crushing De-
feat Near Villa Aldama.
Mexico City.—Two ‘thousand Car-
ranzistas were defeated by a body of
Federal troops under Gen, Tellez Pena
rear Villa Aldama. The rebels had
150 killed and a great many wounded.
The Federal losses will not exceed
The rebels laid a plan to ambush
the Federals in this canyon, and were
assisted by the people of the nearby
town of Bustamente. The Federals,
however, mowed the rebels down with
machine guns.
Wins Steeplechase, Then Flies to An-
other Track and Wins Again.
Berlin—Lieut. von EganKruger, a
noted horseman, won a steeplechase
at Magdeburg. Immediately after the
race he flew to the Grueawald race-
track, near Berlin, in a biplane. He’
made the trip of eighty miles in ninety
minutes and arrived just in time to
ride his own horse and win the Pots-
dam gold cup.
Wear Blue and Will Patrol the Beach
All Summer.
Newport, R. I.—For the first time
in the history of the Newport beach, |
two women policemen were placed en
duty there. They wore a uniform, a
blue blouse with brass buttons, a biue
skirt and a sailor straw hat. !
The women are appointed at the re-
quest of the Newport Civic League,
and it is planned to have them give
special attention to women in need ef
Township Road Act Weuld Es-
tablish Bad Precedent
Proposed Amendment to Constitution
to Permit $50,000,000 Loan for Road
Improvement — Provides for Hu-
mane Killing of Injured Animals.
(Special Harrisburg Correspondence.) !
Harrisburg.—Disapproval of Senator
Huffman’s amendment to the Town-
ship Road act of June 14, 1911, was
announcecd by Governor Tener, be-
cause such a law would be a bad
precedent, in the opinion of the Gov-
ernor. The bill would have made it
lawful for supervisors of second class
townships to furnish material for road
repairs at prices to be fixed by town-
ship auditors. The Governor says;—
“To approve this bill would be es-
tablishing a bad precedent for the rea-
son that the policy of the law is to
prohibit any official of any county,
municipality or township from being
interested directly or indirectly in any
contragt’ entered into by the county,
municipality or township of which he
is an officer, and 1 see no reason for
making an exception as to contracts
entered into by townships.”
Senator Jarrett’s bill relating to
Court testimony of handwriting ex-
‘perts was vetoed because a bill which
accomplishes the same end has al-
ready been approved. A third veto
was that of Senator Kline's supple-
ment to the Second Class City act of
1901, empowering second class cities
to establish more stringent fire regu-
lations. The Governor says:—
Many of the objects are identical
with the purposes of the amendments
to the general State fire marshal act
not pending in the Senate. If both
bills should become laws there would
be unnecessary duplication of work
and conflicts with reference to the aun-
thority and jurisdiction of the officers
charges with the enforcement of the
respective laws would arise.
Election Bill Before Senators.
Election, labor and appropriation
bills, responsés to departmental chiefs
to resolutions of inquiry relative to
reasons for increases of appropria-
tions and accountings for expenditures
and meetings of conference commit-
tees will keep the General Assembly
well occupied. Business has gotten
into such a state that hopes of ad-
Jjournment sine die during June have
almost been given up, and there is talk
of July 10 or 17 as the time when
the gavels will fall for the last time.
The election law change bills will
probably consume considerable of the
time of the Senate and for the remain-
der of the week appropriation and gen-
eral House bills will occupy places on
the Senate calendar. Bills regulating
labor of women and minors, reported
out last week, will be on the first read-
ing calendar and will doubtless cause’
considerable discussion. The Senate
will also receive the public service
commission bill from its committee,
numerous amendments being probable.
These bills have passed the House and
it is predicted on the Hill that there
will be conference committees named
to consider them. The replies from
the departments about appropriations
are due in the House and will be used
when the general appropriation bill
comes up.
Considerable attention is attached
to the first meeting of the Committea’
on Conference on the workmen’s com-
pensation bill, the House conferees
being ardently in favor of mandatory
provisions regarding the liability
clause on employers and the Sen-
atorial conferees being as strong
in opposition. The Committee on Con-.
ference on the third class city com-
mission government bill is ready to
make its report, having made but few
changes in the bill. /
Instruction Camp Open. :
The annual camp of instruction for
officers of the National Guard-«is open
at Mount Gretna and will continue
until June 13. About 560 officers
signified their intention of attending
and every organization in the Guard
will be represented: Regular army
officers will be present as instructors,
and during the camp Governor Tener
and Adjustant General Stewart have
made visits. t
Twenty-One Ask Mercy.
Twenty-one new cases, the largest
number of any month this year, have
been listed: for the niceting of the
State Board of Pardons on June 18,
which will be the last until Septem-
ber. Included in this number are four
first degree murder cases to be argued
and one that was held under advise-
ment. The first degree cases in which
commutation is asked are Joseph Ma-
gill, Allegheny; John Erjaeviz, West-
moreland; John O. Keeler, Clearfield,
and Jolen Mouse, Somerset.
Bills Approved.
The Governor signed the Buckman
bill, providing for submitting to the
people at the election next November
the proposed amendment to the Con-
stitution to permit the State to is-
sue bonds to the exent of $50,000,000
for road improvements.
The following bills
signed: —
Fixing salaries of Clerks of Courts
in Philadelphia.
Prohibiting the use of firearms on
lands set apart for hospital or sani.
tarium purposes, or parks or other
public resorts.
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