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IT CAME AT LAST.
HARKV MOYEIt SHOOTS AND IN
STANTLY KILLS J.I MES McCOl'.M ILK.
Hughes* Carpenter Camp, Near Wantiing
ton Street tlie Scene of ttie shooting—
Self Ilefense Alleged—A Terrible Warn
ing to Tramps, Thieves anil Thugs.
It has come at last. No one will he
surprised, and outside of the dead man's
frieuds, we presume no one wid regret
tlie act very much. It is simply what
every citizen believed the influx of tramps,
thieves and thugs would lend to. namely,
murder. Tiiis. however, seems to be a
case of killing in self defense,
Monday night about !>:;!() Harry Moyor,
of Norristown, Pa., superintendent of
the carpenter camp of Mr. Hughes, the
contractor, just below the site of the ohl
Opera House, on Washington street, shot
anil instantly killed James McOormick,
said to be from Twenty-third street,
Philadelphia. The full particulars of just
how the trouble began were pretty hard
to get, as every one who witnessed the
killing were more or less excited.
It appears that Sunday night McCor
mick. who was a perfect stranger
to all the men in the catnp, en
tered one of the tents and laid
down to take a sleep. lie evidently was
a tramp. One of the men belonging to
the tent camp along and finding tiie
man in the tent notified Moyer. Together
they undertook to put him out, and as he
was quite an ugly customer, it took some
rough usage to do it. They succeeded,
however, in getting McCormick to leave,
but with the avowed intcution of coming
back sometime and getting revenge.
Monday evening about 9:20 McCormick
with two companions, all more or less un
der the influence of liquor, went over to
the Hughe's tents with the avowed pur
pose of looking for a fuss. The first tent
they entered happeued to be the one in
which Moyer and one or two of the men
belonging to the camp were en
gaged in conversation. McCor
mick no sooner saw Moyer, thaD
applying a vile epithet to him said, at the
same time covering him with a revolver,
'' you are the man that hit me and
put me out of the tent last night." What
transpired 'hen cannot be explained ex
cept by Moyer, his companions having
scampered off as quick as possible. This
much is certain, however, Moyer fired
and his aim was so true that his assailant
must have been killed instantly, as the
hall entered the left breast and probably
lodged in the heart.
Moyer was immediately arrested and
taken to the lock-up, where an attempt
was made to interview him, but without
success. He claimed he was struck on the
head and did not know what he waa do
ing. He was evidently in a high state of
nervous excitement and could not talk
rationally about the killing.
Dr. D. A. Evans, the Coroner, was noti
fied. and arrived at the camp
at 10:30 o'clock, and enipauuelcd
a jury, composed of the following gen
tlemen : James Milligan. WiiliamStrou.se,
McClelland Liggett, Isaac Harris, Her
man Oiler and Charles E. Lout. The
jury examined the body, but nothing was
found on it except a razor and comb, and
a number of handkerchiefs.
While the jury was looking for
evidence of identification, a young
man, considerably under the in
fluence of liquor, appeared and claimed
to recognize the dead man, and gave his
name and residence as above. lie was
taken to the lock-up to bo held as a wit
No testimony was taken by the coroner
as to the actual facts of the shooting. He
adjourned the jury to meet at 3 o'clock
this afternoon at the office of Burgess
Tiie men belonging Mr. Hughes' camp
have been greatly annoyed by tramps
since they pitched their tents, and scarcely
a day passed hut what some of them lost
articles of wearing apparel. In fact the
tramps would steal anything they got
their hands on. Moyer, who did the
shooting, is held in high esteem by his
employers, and they said last evening he
was the last man they would ever think
of shooting any one even in self defense.
The body of t lie dead man was re
moved to Henderson's morgue, and Cor
oner Evans, although lie had adjourned
the jury until two o'clock this afternoon,
reconsidered and took the evidenceof two
witnesses in the office of Air. Henderson.
Their testimony was substantially tin
•same as stated above, with the exception
that they testified it was one of McCor
mick's companions who pointed the pis
to! at Moyer, and that all three of tin
men jumped on him and beat him in a
terrible manner. The inquest was then
adjourned to meet at Dr. Evan's office,
No. 59J Morris street, at seven o'clock
The men who were with MeO'ormick i
succeeded in mnking their cscnpc. but
shortly after eleven o'clock one of them
was apprehended on Main street, and
taken to the lock-up.
JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY* AUGUST 9, 1889.
THE CORONER'S JOKY UI.N'OEREO
THKXK VERDICT I.AM EVENING.
i tlnrrv Moyer JusflUfit in Siioothia James
AlcCoiiuick, o< l'liilaitel|iliia—The II ill
liif; I lone in •f 11 -I)cfeiiae-—A Statement
from Moyer—Witncssc* KxanilHril,
Till! jury tbn'r was appointed to render
thetr verdict of tin* shouting affray, which
occtiri'ed oil Monday evening about nine
| o'clock, met at Co;oner Evan's office,
: situated on .Morris at reel,at seven o'clock,
but owing to the delay of two of the ju
i I'ors, they iii.l not .online: ■ e examining
I witnesses until half-p:i.-t seven o'clock,
, when the fo lowim* persons were exam
| The first witness e\amined was Harry
I Slirudiiig, who testified as follows :
" I) d not get to tlie place of the shoot
ing nutil after the shot was tired. Was
not personally acquainted with ,! ones Me-
Corinick. He asked me to get him a
drink of liquor, I said I would if lie be
haved himself; 1 took him to tlie Man
sion House, and after arriving at the ho
tel another old man treated him. after 1
did. I did not see him until lie was shot,
lie said lie was going down (mean
ing the camp) to do him (Moyer) up, be
fore he would leave the city, and wanted
me to go with him, but I did not go. I said
to him that tlie man (Moyer) had author
ity to put him out. He said lie could not
put him out. Two men were with him ;
one of them said he would do the
The next witness called was Mr. E*
Blair, who testified as follows :
•' I was coming out of the tent, I heard
some 011 ask for Moyer's tent, and some
one informed him it was on the other side.
I saw a gentleman coming out of Moyer's
tent without coat or hat. I heard this
man say don't shoot me; for 1 am not
Moyer. I saw Mr. Beck have a club in
his hand running down toward the tent;
then I heard the report of the revolver or
some firearm. I saw the man thai was
shot. I saw Moyer out-side of the tent,
and he called tor assistance, and said the
men were rebbiugine. 1 think there was
three men together.
John Fisher was the next witness to
take the chair uud lie testified as follows :
"I saw McCormick standing outside of
Mr. 11. Y. Hughes' camp at 2 o'clock Mon
day afternoon ; I saw him on Sunday he
hind the B. & O. depot; was uot with
McCormick on the afternoon of the shoot
ing; I was not with him when he was
shot ; lie said his name was James Mc-
Cormick, carpenter by occupation ; I have
been here about seven weeks; I heard
him say he was goiug down to see liim
(Moyer); I was not in his company in
The next witness was Joe. O'Colligan.
who testified as follows :
"I was acquaint) i 1 with McCcriuick,an(l
worked at Mansion Transfer, Philadel
phia, three years ago; I was not with
him since 9 o'clock \. M. Monday; saw
him laid out; he (MVCurmick) went over
to the tent, and informed me that the
watchman had "done him up 1 saw
him with a razor.
Mr. VV. V. Hughes was the next wit
ness called who testified concerning
Moyer's character, which is as follows :
•' lie was superintendent of my camp
and looked after provisions, etc.; 'his
character, as far as I know, is first-class
for honesty and sobriety, and was em
ployed by me about six weeks ; ho came
to me with a recommendation from Lieu
tenant Beanc, of Norristown, and worked
in the commissary. My orders to him
was to keep order, and also allow no
drunken people around, which I think he
did ; did not know Moyer until I em
ployed him in this city."
Monday night, about !l o'clock, as near
as I can judge, I was in my tent fixing
up my accounts, I heard a man's voice
outside calling : " Mr. Moyer." 1 asked
what was wanted. The man inquired if
I wanted to hire any carpcrters. I asked:
" Who are you ? " lie says : •• Never
mind, you don't know me." I said :
" Put your head in the tent, and let mc
! sec you."
With that he put his head in the tent
and an arm was thrust through hctwecn
sections of the tent, and in the hand was
a revolver. The man said : " You're
the I'm going to do up! "
With that I jumped up, grasped the re
volver with my left hand, and turned the
muzzle toward the ground. He wrenched
it from me and jumped back in the dark
■ss. I dropped down under the table,
and groped about until I found my re
volver, which is a thirty.eight calibre, pur
chased by me at Dibert's hardware store
just last evening. I found the weapon,
and by that time two men jumped into
ihe tent, knocked the lantern over, and
tic light went out. They commenced
' eating me over the head. One of them
■id : "Wait till I get a shot at him.'
With that I pointed my revolver upward
nod pulled the trigger. It snapped the
tii I time, but did not discharge. They
c miinued to beat me over the head, and
1 died tlic trigger a second time. The
weapon went off, and one of the men ex
claimed : "My God, I'm shot in the
breast ! "
I, in a dazed condition, crawled out of
my tent and called for assistance. The
other man ran away. John J. Walker,
who was in tlie tent with me, ran for an
officer, and in about five minutes returned
with three. I handed my revolver to oue
of them, and he said " put on your coat
and come along," and 1 did so. Before
leaving tlie lent we lighted tlie lantern
and I saw the man I had shot lyiug there.
He was about breathing his last. He was
dead before tiie officers came. I recog
nized him as a man who had been at the
c nop on Sunday night. At that time we
Intel a little difficulty. He entered one of
ihe tents and, as my duty required, I or
dered him out. lie refused to go, and I
put him out.
Afterward, tinough others, 1 learned
that he had threatened to "do me up,'
which induced me to prepare myself by
purchasing the revolver. 1 had never
seen the man before Sunday night, but
men wlix> were working for me told me
on Monday that he had been bumming
about the camp on Saturday, and was a
professional tramp. I have no occasion
to regret my action ill tlie least.
It was about. 9:30 i*. si. wlicn the wit
in .-s were all examined, then the Coroner
asked the witnesses and all persons to
vacate, so that the jury consisting of the
following gentlemen : .lames J. Milligau,
McClellun Leggettctt, Isaac Harris, Tom
Tyler, Chas. E. Tatt, Win. 11. Truce,
could render their verdict. They were in
session about fifteen minutes when they
brought in their verdict of "justified in
snooting James McCormick," as they
claim it was in self-defense.
It would bo useless to say that Moyer's
companions were not rejoiced when they
were informed lie was a free man.
From tliu Flood.
It was generally supposed that Mr. C.
Monteverdi and his whole family, who
resided on Washington street, were
drowned when their house was taken
away on the fatal Friday. Such, how
ever, was uot the case as Mr. .Monteverdi
and his daughter, Jenuie, were in tiic city
It appears that there were nineteen
people in Monteverdi's house at the time
of the flood, his own family consisting of
nine. Ilis wife and four of the children
were lost, and himself and four children
gtit out. Miss Jennie, who is a pretty
g'*rl of liftecu years, floated down to Lock
port, Westmoreland county, over eigh
teen miles from here. When near Lock
port, the | art of the roof she wason struck
a tree. She caught hold of the branches
and succeeded in climbing up the
tree, on which she remained
until some time on Saturday. The tree
was a very large one, and from her perch
away up in its brunches saw the fearful
water rolling all around ..or, and supposed
that she would never b .hie to reacli dry
Sonic time during Saturday she noticed
the water had subsided suflicicntly for her
to venture down, and after wading in the
water in some places where it was almost
deep enough to cover li t ,reached a green
spot, and from there mu.le her way, about
three-quarters of a mile, to Lock port. It
was about eighteen hours after the Hood
struck her that she alighted from the tree.
Koto Atlantic City via the It. .V (1.
Now in the zenith of its attractiveness,
Atlantic City lias every inducement to
offer the pleasure seeker, and this is just
the time of the year to break away from
business cares and recuperate your ex
hausted energies in a week's sojourn at
the shore, mid the bracing breezes and
invigorating surf bathing at tuisuiost de
lightful city by the sea.
The third select excursion is announced
for Thursday, August 15th, and tiie best
equipment of the B. A o. is a' the c.xcur
The trains will leave the stations named
below and tickets sold at rates annexed :
Stations. Kale. Leaves. Leaves.
t'oimellsvhle JI on tt 55 A. M. 11 15 R U.
Ohio I'yle n :„i 10 .23 liis "
continence 11 no in SS •• IS on A. M.
Uoekwooil 11 (Hi 11 ss " IS 48 "
Johnstown MS", s4O " a nor m.
somerset no in 11 nor •'
Meyersdale son 11 .">:I " lisA. M
Ilvudraiu s m 47 M . ■; os ••
Cumberland 750 120 " sin "
Correspondingly low rates are made
from other stations on the line.
The tickets are good ten days with the
privilege of a stop-off at Washington, I).
(J., on the return journey.
Mr. i). L. IlodgjLTM, who formerly re
sided 011 Iron street, Millvillo, tells a re
markable story connected with the timl
ing of his wife's body. Mrs. Kodgcrs
was of a saving turn of mind, and always
carried plenty of money with her. When
her body was recovered it was taken to
the morgue in Prospect, and u full list of
what was found on htfr person laid on the
corpse. Among other tilings was men
tioned a pocket-book containing >■<l7o 02.
The pocket-book and contents disap
peared and Mr. Ilodgcrs lias been unable
to fiii'l any trace of it. It was not turned
into the committee on valuables, and the
question is what became of the money.
The following number of patients have
been treated by the Cambria Hospital,
Prospect, during' July: In the hospital,
19: outside patients, 65—total 84. Total
number of visits to outside patients ; 310.
A Characteristic Defect That Costs Him
■' Charles R. Buckalew and wife," says
the Philadelphia Inquirer, were the only
words which announced the arrival of one
of the ablest Pennsylvania Democrats and
his wife at the Hotel Lafayette, Mr.
liuckalew holds li is own iu his battle
against age with first-class success. If he
feels any older than he did six or eight
years ago he dues not show it iu his man
ner. His step, although slow, is as firm
as ever, and he says lie feels as well as he
has at any time in recent years.
When Mr. Buckalew stood iu the hotel
lobby looking about with a preoccupied
air several friends passed in and nodded
to t'.ic distinguished Columbian. He did
not appear to kuow them, and failed to
return their greeting. "That," said a
Bloomsburg gentleman, who lives within
a stone's throw of Buckalew, "is one of
the Congressman's greatest defects, and it
has cost him more friends than any other
fault he has. It is impossible for him to
remember faces. No, it is not intentional.
1 know that he has tried to cultivate the
faculty, but the result lias only been a
failure. Up home some of his friends say
that he can't recognize his next door
neighbor, and while I think that is stretch
ing it a little I know he never remembers
a single strange face. It worries him
considerably. If I were to go over and
tell him that he hadn't recognized those
three friends he wouldn't smile again for
A Wife Beater's Punishment.
Since 1882 cases of wife-beating in
Maryland have been extremely rare. In
that year the Legislature passeil an act
leaving it to the discretion of the Court,
whether a man convicted of this offence
should be flogged off the bare back or im
prisoned. The (logging must not exceed
forty lashes, and the imprisonment must
not exceed one year. In aggravated cases
the brutal husband may be both flogged
and imprisoned. The penalty of flogging
iias only been imposed a few times. Soon
after the passage of the act a colored man
was polished off in fine style with a cow
hide hy the Sheriff of Baltimore City, and
since then there lias been but little wife
beating among the colored population.
Oil Monday last, a white.man named
David C. Herbert, received a severe flog
ging in Hagerstown. It was shown at
the trial that he had knocked his wife in
sensible, and would have struck her with
aeliair when she was lying unconscious on
the floor, if his sou had not interfered.
The sentence was fifteen lashes on the
bare back and five days' imprisonment*
The Sheriff had a whip made for the oc
casion. The man was stripped to the
waist, his hands were drawn up over his
head, and his wrists put through a pair of
handcuffs that were fastened high up on
the wall. Tne enterprising newspaper re
porters who were permitted to see the in
fliction of the punishment, say that eacli
blow left a broad welt, terminating in a
contusion from which the blood seemed
reudy to start. "He twitched convuls
ively at the three first blows, and at the
fourth aud each succeeding stroke he
From this description, it may be in
forred that Herbert received a sound
Hogging. Pennsylvania might try the
Maryland law, and include people who
crully whip little children in the flogging
penalty. Moses considered the lex
tnlionis a good thing, and the experience
of Maryland in dealing with wife-beaters
shows Moses understood human nature
rather better than many of our modern
Heller From Hie Antipwles.
From the Pittsburgh Press.
A letter from F. J. Loudin, dated Bris
bane, Queensland, July 17, was received
in this city yesterday, inclosing a draft for
about t? 1,300 for the Johnstown fund. It
will be remembered that F. J. Loudin
was, years ago, a waiter at tiic Mononga
liela House and subsequently joined the
original Fisk jubilee singers, lie after
ward became manager of the Company.
They were in the antipodes at the time of
the Johnstown disaster, and immediately
upon receipt of cable dispatches their
sympathy was aroused and a scries of
concerts planned Ity the singing society,
from which, together with lectures by
Prof. Buchanan, of the Western Theolog
ical Seminary, a large sum was realized
and sent to the Johnstown fund. The
draft was turned over to Treasurer
-,- - s .
The Corrupt Syndicate,
Happily the Orphan School Syndicate
which put an inelTaccable stain upon the
patriotic and generous people of Penn
sylvania, is being stopped in carrying out
its shameless abuses. The Soldiers' Or
phan School Commission lias formally
knocked out live of the most disgraceful
of the Soldiers' Orphans' Schools. Five of
the most corrupt Syndicate Schools have
been disposed of by the Commission. Let
this good work of the Commission gradu
ally proceed until the entire system is
wiped out. The Soldiers'Orphans'Schools
were a beneficent work of charity, but
gravitated into mingled cruelty and greed,
which we re-assert lias put nn ineducable
stain upon a patriotic and generous peo
ple. Thank God the Syndicate Schools
will not much longer speculate on the
flesh and blood of Soldiers' Orphans.
TWENTY-TWO CASES ADMITTED TO
TIIE KED CKOSS HOSPITAL.
The Cftnt'H Consist♦ . of Typliohl and Mula
rial Fevers—Six rained Nurses of Phila
delphia, to Take Charge of tlie Sick—
Other Newnof Interest.
During tlie past week twenty-two eases
were admitted, eighteen of whom have
been discharged since as cured, Tlie
cases consisted of typhoid fever, malarial
fever, iujuries, dysentery, and a case of
genuine scurvy, from the salt pork diet
which some of the contractors' men have
been subsisting on.
Dr. Herbert Starkey, surgeon in charge,
arrived from Philadelphia Monday witli a
party of six trained nurses and a physi
cian to relieve those who have been per
forming such faithful service in the past
The doctors and staff expect to leave
Johnstown on Wednesday and present to
the local pliysiciaus ull of the valuable
hospital stores, instruments and drugs
witli the entire contents of the Hospital as
it now stands, pronounced by both med
ical and military judges to be the best
equiped Military Hospital they have ever
seen or heard of.
With the supplies to be left our local
physicians will have no ditliculty in start
ing the Memorial Hospital, at Moxham.
Mr. ilowull Evans the Quartermaster
and artist of the staff says that
he has left delicacies enough to
tickle the palatis of Johnstown's sick for a
year at least, and Dr. Starkey says that
there is a supply of drugs and instruments
which few city hospitals contain.
The cases of typhoid fever now being
sent to the hospital cannot be traced to
any one cause, but as they require a great
deal of attention, the trained nurses
brought up by Dr. Starkey will remain for
a short time.
The doctors and staff will leave with
what they have worked so hard tor —that
is, with the appreciation and gratitude of
everyone. They have sacrificed their
profession or business, as the ca a e may
be, while here to be of what benefit they
could to our suffering humanity. They
have worked as laborious grave diggers,
mechanics or anything that seemed nec
essary. Drs. Sharkey and Wharton are
surgeons to the Medico-Chemical Hos
pital of Philadelphia, and the latter lias
had an extensive army experience, and
Messrs. Evans au i Sanguc are prominent
in art circles.
Mr. W. Williams, is a well known rig
ger and a prominent Mason.
.Miss Quinn and Mrs. Slmim are two of
Philadelphia's best trained nurses
How She Made a Hit in Now York Jour
There are a good number of people ill
Johnstown v, ho have good reason In re
member Miss Cochran, of Allegheny ( ity,
iio writes under the hoin <it plum, of
'• Nellie Bly." A New Yu cor espoml
eitt of the Pittsburgh /'est, wi iting on
women in journalism, has this to say
about " Nellie." It Mi i . what a young
lady of mains and push can do
when she goes about it in
the right way. The insane asylum
episode consisted in her feigning insanity
on the streets of New York, and being
taken to an in ane asylum, where she was
treated for a week, and then discharged.
She wrote a full account of the horrors of
the asylum ill the Now York li'"/-W, and
thus gained notoriety at once :
Pew persons know the truth about the
position of women in New Yoi k journalism.
It is easily told. Women seldom succeed in
all-round reporting; even more rarely in
editorial writing and practically never in
important executive work. Most of those
who win fame and a comfortable living do
it cither through sensational work of one
kind or another, or through specialties.
The young woman who calls herself "Nel
lie illy" came to this town two or three
years ago, after earning a local reputation
by work done for a Pittsburgh paper.
Her English was distinctly bad, but she
was pretty, clever, and courageous. She
was honestly anxious to make her bread
by legitimate newspaper work, and "copy
readers," with the good nature character
istic of newspaper men, shaped up iter
" copy " and sent it to the printer. This,
however, could not have gone on forever,
and it was only a question of time when
she should have been driven to give up
her plucky experiment, but for her start
ling exploit in exposing abuses in an in
sane asylum. The outcome of that ven
ture established her in journalism, and
she is now a conspicuous success.
A Ilay Fever Convention.
It has been discovered that the hay
fever only ailects people witli a super
lluity of brain matter, and tlieie are over
100,000 of people in the United States
who are subject to this malady. So hay
fever appears to be one of the penalties of
gaeatness. No curative lias yet been dis
covered for this distressing disease, and a
Hay Fever Convention will be held this
month at Bcthlelicltn, New Hampshire, to
resolve on the malady. Since the Hay
Fever Convention has been called, many
distinguished citizens have commenced to
PLENTY OF MONEY.
Cmnbriu Borough Sufferers ReceivingTUeir
Any person who happened in the neigh'
borhood of Judge Cummin's office Tues
day about 10:30 o'clock a. m.. could liaYC
seen a crowd outside the building of from
three to four hundred people. These
were tlie people from Ccmbria borough
who were after their little stipend which
they were awarded.
Treasurer Thompson having gone home,
and Secretary Kreiner being detained out
of the city, Fred Rheinliart, the paying
teller, took charge, and everything moved
like clock work.
Cambria borough is the largest but on&
that the bank has had to deal with.
All day long men and woniCD.
kept coming up to Mr. ltlieifl
hart's desk, and getting their money.
Nearly every one departed with a smiling
countenance. The total amount paid out
was about $33,000.
Tlie office will be open this morning at
8 o'clock, and continue open all day, or
as long as orders are presented.
Personally Conducted Tour* to Litray via
The wide popularity wliioli the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company's personally
conducted tours to Luray and Natural
Bridge gained last season, has induced
the company to repeat them this summer.
There is no more attractive region in'the
East than the great valley of Virginia,
with its two great wonders —The Caves
and the Bridge—and none cOuld be chosotl
from which tourists could derive more
pleasure, profit and instruction. The tours
are fixed for Thursdays in August and
September. Excursion tickets, which in
clude a day's board at Luray Inn and ad
mission to the caverns, will be sold from
Philadelphia at SIO,OO, and proportion
ately low rates from other stations. TheSQ
tickets will be accepted for passage from
Philadelphia only on the Niagara Express,
leaving Broad Street Station 8:00 A. SI.
This also applies to points on the Phila
delphia Division at which the Niagara
Express stops. From r.il stations east and
north of Trenton, the tickets are good for
passage to Philadelphia on the day pre
ceding the excursion, as well as on tllC
train leaving New York at 6:20 A. M. on
Thursday, which will arrive in Phila
delphia in time to connect with the
Niagara Express. From um r stations
regular trains connecting with the
Niagara Express at P, nearest station
must be used. The j •' will be in
charge of the Touaist A ,eut and Chap
eron. The return porta . of the tickets
will be good for use uuiil auu including
the following Thursday. Tickets may
also he purchased at $t more tiiau the
rate above ((noted valid for the round trip
via Gettysburg. In general and special
attractiveness this trip is unequalled.
Millionaires ami '1 ramps.
We are not slowly hut rapidly gravitat
ing town:d two great divisions of our
people. The divisions are millionaires and
tramp-. The rich are becoming richer
and i •• poor : e becoming poorer. The
1 mil ti, vi . rh a; by giganticcom
b : f id, where by labor and
pro i.i i.i. : : diminished and oppres
we piie> lire imposed upon consumers,
.u.l '.ci. . gr v richer, the popr grow
peo. '. r. Nearly all of our leading indus-
Pii - ire louiiolli i by capitalized com
bines, ,|] of w I.ion nictate terms to both
lab >i r mi 1 consumers. All this time
the linai'ciitl ami industrial condition of
our country aie alarming.
Nevi i can the poor improve their con*
dition as long as capital combines exist to
increase the cost of tlio necessaries of liv
ing, and decrease labor and wages. Ono
solitary combine, the sugar trust, has
lessened labor for the workingmen, and
advanced the cost ot sugars, give the
combined capitalists an increased profie
of upwards of §80,000,000 a year. .
Put nils Grunted.
Patents granted to citizens of Pennsyl
vania during the past week and reported
for this paper by C. A. Bnotv A; Co.,
patent lawyers, opposite U. 8. Patent
Office, Washington, I). C.
E. G. Acheson, Pittsburgh, calclectric
generator; XV. Ager, Bloomsburg, coreal
scouring etc.; E. O. AUlrich, Lockluivcn,
gate; C. E. Bean, Scranton, knitting; J.
J. Becker, Scranton, cigar machine
apron ; J. Decker, Cool. port, wire fence;
N. K. Deppe, Conlluenc -, spreader ; J. 11.
Dunn, Dußois, coffin; J. Fries, Heading,
water heater; C. Keller, Springdale, cut
ting glue ; 11. Lippold, Jr., Cony, corn
shelter; JosephC. Middleton, Xunistown,
boring bit; G. Keitcr, Allegheny, whiffle
tree ; J. E. Hobinsun, Oil City, ico veloci
pede ; S. Kogcrs, Beaver Falls, wire mat;
E.Howe, Indiana, revolving jail; Theo
dore Thorn, St. Clare, Shutter fastener;
William White. Wcattleld, washing ma
chine; .J. Wood, Jr., Consliohockcn,
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Ai<l From Kl>ellHlilli(J.
Messrs. C. T. Hubert;', John Lloyd and
John J. Evans, of Ebcnsburg, were in tile
eity yesterday. Mr. Lloyd, Treasurer of
the Ebcnsburg llelief Fund, handed over
to Mr. W. C. Lewis, of tho local Finance
Committee, SI,OOO from tho people of
Ebcnsburg for the Johnstown sufferers,