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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1901, Bedford, Pennsylvania VOL BEDFORD PA FRIDA Those Who Have Been Called to Their Eternal Home NECROLOGICAL RECORD Mrs David B Earnest Mrs Mary Ann Barnes Daniel Stoler Col Abraham Kerns Arnold John Mrs Julia Ann Earnest wife of Con- stable David B Earnest died at her home in Bedford early Saturday ing List June she went to phia and submitted to an operation for a tumor Although the operation seemed to be successful she had been ill ever since Mrs Earnest was s daughter of Mr and Mrs William Cessna and was born in Cumberland on April 11 1833 She married to David R Earnest on ary This union was blessed with nine children seven of whom are still living They are Mrs ine Barley of Bedford township Mrs Martha Mullen and Charles Earnest of Elmer Earnest of Mrs Calvin Griffith of toona Mrs Wilson Adams of dricks W Va and Ross Earnest at home Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev M L Culler pastor of the Lutheran church Interment in the Bedford Mrs Earnest was a faithful member of the Lutheran church for many 3 ears She was a moat estimable woman All of her children came home to attend the funeral Mrs Mary Ann Mrs Mary Ana Barnes died at her home in Boydstown on November 25 The deceased was aged seventy-six years ten months and fourteen days Her maiden name was Mary Ann Kegg and she was born and raised in Cole rain township She was united in marriage to William Barnes who died about twenty-three years ago She is survived by the following brothers and Mrs William Stuckey of Everett Mrs Rebecca Sherk of Dakota 111 Josiah and John Kegg of Little Shasta Cal held at the late nome of decedent Wednesday morning of last week and were conducted by Rev I W Hendricks of the Reformed church The body was then taken to Friend's Cove and interred in the yard at the church Riv C P Wehr conducted the services in the church and at the grave Stoler Daniel Stoler one of the oldest zens of Liberty township died at his home near Sax ton oii November 33 He was a son of David Stoler and his grandfather was Mirtin Stoler who came to America from Switzerland in 1760 The subject of this sketch was born near the farm on which he September IB 1311 He was engaged in farming for many years In he was united in marriage to Miss Maria McDonald who died several years ago Mr Stoler was a man of sterling integrity and won the esteem ol all with whom he came in contact He is survived by nine children namely Hon David M Stoler Samuel B ler and Jacob C Stoler who comprise the mercantile firm of S B D M Stoler of Saxton Mrs Mattie ken Misses Matilda and Sallie C Sto ler at home Mrs W S Mrs Lydia Livingston and Mrs J 3 En yeart of Saxton CoL Abraham Kerns Arnold Abraham Kerns Arnold colonel of the First regiment United States Cavalry died near West Point N Y on No 33 He graduated from the military academy at that place in 1859 and served in the civil and Spanish wars He was twice brevet ted for gallantry during the civil war and at tue outbreak of the war with Spain he was made brigadier genera of volunteers At the close of the wa his command was transferred from Cu ba t3 Chattanooga Tenn Colonel Ar brave skilful soldier am aa honest upright man He spent hi youth in Bedford His wife two sons both ot whom are officers in the regu lar army two sisters Misses Julia and Bessie Arnold of Bedford and two brothers Walter Arnold of Chester and Humphrey Philadelphia survive him John John Cumberland Valley died on Friday He was a son of the late John Funeral services conducted by Rev Father Cashman were held in Roman 1 c church Bedford Monday morning Interment in the Catholic cemetery Tbe deceased was seventeen years old Seven sisters and one brother survive h'm He was a member of the lic church Mrs Wilson Wearer Mrs Wilson Weaver died at her near Saston on November 23 Sae was aged fifty-nine years eleven months and twenty-nine days She is survived by her husband several dren a brother Martin Hyssong of and a sister Mrs Joseph Martin of Six ton r the Life of Former State Senator John Sheridan Weller A entitled The Slate and Members of the slatureof Pennsy vania contains the following ketch of the life of Hon J S Weller ho as announced in THE GAZETTE ast week has gone to Pittsburg to practise John Sheridan Weller of Bedford county who represents the senatorial district composed of Bedford Somerset and Fulton counties born in Northampton township Somerset county November 1 1867 nd soon thereafter his parents moved o Hyndman Bedford county He at- ended the public schools of that borough and in entered the State college After the usual in that institution he was a civil engineer in 1389 but after that profession for a year determined to read law and for that entered the office of Messrs lussell Longenecker as a registered After two years of diligent eading he was admitted to practise at he Bedford bar in 1391 and has since admitted to membership of the the federal courts and the state and supreme courts fortunate in his orts Mr Weller made rapid progress in popular favor and success in Harness and in the fall of he was elected district attorney of Bedford county and served with satisfaction to he public until January 1897 From he time of his admission to the bar he began taking an active interest in politics and has been twice elected of the Republican county his management y contributing to the advantage of la 1893 senator SKETCH lis party in each instance he was nominated for state and in November was elected over his Democratic opponent by majority Being opposed to the methods of the machine dominant n his own party and out of love for he principles of the Republican party ks Lincoln Blaine and knew and taught them he identified self with the independent contingent the legislature immediately er the assembling of that body and his facility in debate soon brought iim into prominence in the councils of his associates When the McCarrel ury was forced forward for con- Mr Weller led the ion and reasoned with such force that he at once established himself among he strong lawyers and capable dis- on the Admirably Bounded in legal propositions and splendidly equipped with oratorical be met and repulsed every at- tack upon his position and would have sustained by an overwhelming vote of the senate if reason had ruled instead of party expediency and ical passion During the session of 1899 Senator Weller served on the committee on forestry judicial tionment judiciary general pensions and gratuities and railroads and street passenger railways He is an fatigable worker and a man ot vast capacity as well as endurance so that he was able to give ample time to the work on the committees to which he was assigned Mr Weller has been appointed at- torney for an Electric Railway pany whose line extends from burg to Wheeling W Va Hu will no doubt soon forge his way to the front rank of the Smoky City barristers THE GAZETTE wishes him unbounded Verdict of the Jury In Several Civil Cases PETITIONS PRESENTED Auditors Motions For Trials III Estate of J B Williams late of Everett borough deceased petition of Katharine Williams administratrix to sell real estate to pay debts filed and ordered granted to sell at either private or public sale Estate of Jacob S Brown late of South township deceased petition of administrators and of mortgagee to sell real estate of de- discharged from lien of a first mortgage filed Estate of Mary Clear late of mell township deceased order to sell real estate filed and approved Bond to be given in Estate of Sarah Burket late of King township deceased order to sell real estate filed and approved Bond in 81 600 filed and approved Terms cash Bond of D N Byers tax collector of Woodbury township filed and proved The account of Robert 0 Babbitt receiver of the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Railroad company filed Ex- to the account were filed by the Provident Life and Trust company of Philadelphia also by the City Trust Safe Deposit and Surety company of Philadelphia and rule awarded re- turnable to argument court on ber 20 1901 Assigned estate of J S Biddle late of South Woodbury township order of sale con tinned William P Sehell ed auditor in the assigned estate of C G Masters of Everett borough Frank E Colvin Esq was appointed auditor in the of S A Gump late of Everett borough William P Sehell ed master in the divorce proceedings of Alice Leasure vs Somerfield CIVIL CASES J Frank Reed collector of Bedford borough vs A Enfield In this case the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant A motion for a new trial has been filed by the tifi Susan Barley vs William L Fyan summons in assumpsit Plaintiff claims the sum of for farm duce The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for the sum of 366 THE DAY INSTRUCTORS Meeting of Poor Directors Among the principal bills paid by the poor directors at their monthly meeting on Wednesday were the J W Lessig outdoor relief for November 50 Blackburn Hammer Co groceries 835 70 R J Wertz pork A H Diehl feed 41 S F Statler dry goods 333 Simon Oppenheimer clothing 824 30 Cleaver Galley coal J D book account James Feight care of Harry Litta 830 0 C Redic treasurer of Butler borough care of Divid Lindsay The total amount of the bills paid is 10 The case of the Butler overseers vs the directors of Bedford county was compromised for 8330 This suit had been in the Bubler county court since 1896 The controversy grew out of a claim for the support of David Lindsay and wife who formerly lived in roe township Friday Concert The concert given in Ridenour Hall Friday night under the supervision of Gaorge Thompson was greatly enjoyed by those present The programme dered was BIB follows 1 Mazurka bmith Instrumental duet 3 Miss Corle Mr Thompson Vocal Miss Galley and Mr Gephart Vocal Ake Mr Thompson and Mrs Italians Owen Meredith Miss Cleaver Instrumental M P Heckerman et al vs Maria C Minnich executrix of John G nich deceased and Maria 0 Minnich and the devisees of John G Minnich deceased scire facias sur mortgage Some years ago J Frank Minnich was appointed treasurer of Bedford county to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James A Henderson and was re- quired to give a bond His father John G Minnich with some ten or twelve other gentlemen in and around Bedford went on his bond At the end of his term of office it was found that he was indebted to the county To make this indebtedness good his father John G Minnich and his mother Maria C Minnich gave a mortgage to the plaintiffs Plaintiffs claim that while J Frank Minnich was treasurer of Bedford county John G Minnich was one of his sureties and as such was liable that the mortgage given for the purpose of paying the balance due by J Frank Minnich that the mortgage was not executed by duress or upon threats by gagee The defendants claim that the mortgage was not executed for the debt of the original mortgage and that it was executed through duress and upon threats of mortgagee of an indictment and conviction of J Frank Minnieh who had been treasurer of Bedford county The case was given to the jury on Thursday of last week and as they had not agreed upon a verdict at 3 o'clock Judge John M Bailey wishing to return to his home appointed Judge Jacob H er to receive the verdict The jury returned a verdict that they find for the defendant A motion for a new trial was filed by the plaintiffs In the hearing before Hon J H Longenecker some time ago of the equity case filed by the City Trust Safe Deposit and Surety company of Philadelphia our court was asked to appoint a receiver for the Everett Water company and the Everett Light Heat and Power company and that the mortgage against the companies be foreclosed and the properties sold to pay their debts To this Mary G White mother of John K White a stockholder in said companies filed an answer and asked leave to intervene and show that the mortgage was not properly made and that it should be set aside and canceled The hearing in this case occupied two or three days and both sides were represented by able counsel On December 2 1901 Secured for the County Institute Are ular As Public Speakers Not every teacher who is skilful in the class room is successful also upon the institute platform An institute must depend for success not only upon the practical school room application of the instruction he gives but also upon power to pre- sent in such manner as to bold the attention of a large body of teachers It is therefore fortunate that any one of the day instructors to appear in Bedford at the next county institute is sufficiently popular as a public speaker to be included at some institutes upon the staff of evening lecturers For instance Prof George P Bible principal of the State Normal school at East Stroudsburg is not only a practical teacher and instructor but also an elocutionist of exceptional ability He has appeared on lecture courses with such men as Bain Con- well Burdette and Nourse and always held his own Prof Deatrick of the Kutztown State Normal school is well known both as an instructor and as a lecturer Dr M G Brumbaugh says of I know of no one who has been able more successfully to bring the latest things in Psychology vividly and in- before the teachers of the state Prof S Y Gillan another of the instructors is at present conducting a series of institutes in the state of Oregon and State Superintendent Ackerman He is one of the strongest institute workers in the United States My judgment is not based on hearsay alone but on personal observation William Hawley Smith says of Prof He knows what to do and how to do it and can do it Ha can be counted on every time Wills Filed Mrs Hetty of East idence township gives 15 to each of her five children and the balance of her real estate and personal property to her daughter-in-law Margaret E cer John B Spencer is appointed ex Henry Shoenthal late of New Paris bequeaths all of his real estate and sonal property to his wife as long as she remains his widow After her death the property is to be equally di- vided among testator's children with the exception of his son Levi thal who is to receive 1500 less than the rest of the heirs Ha stipulates that a trust fund of of all his estate shall be invested at interest the income fram such fund to be given to his daughter Bella to be paid to her semi-annually during her lifetime After her death the principal of the trust fund is to be divided among her brothers and sisters in equal shares William J Shoenthal is appointed ex Samuel Teeter late of South bury township stipulates that all ot his real estate be appraised by Charles L Buck Jacob H Snoberger and H Biddle and if any of his legal heirs elect to take any or all of said real estate at said appraised value such heirs shall have such land or lands at the aforesaid appraised value dent's son Samuel J shall have the opportunity to take any of the farms being followed in turn by his daughter Mary Kern and next by the two daughters of S It his heirs decline to take any or all of the appraised real estate it is to be soli and the proceeds equally divided among all of his heirs except his daughter Margaret Furry already taken her choice of his farms Charles F Furry is named as executor A WEEK'S of the Past Seven Days THE IMPORTANT EVENTS DECEMBER ESTABLISHED IN 1805 Colled From All Quarters of the Globe nod Condensed For Busy Items A THANKSGIVING DIALOGUE David Nation has been granted a divorce from his wife Mrs Carrie Nation the Kansas saloon smasher The convention of the American Federation of Labor comprising 300 delegates representing is in session in Scranton Governor Stone Mrs Stone and iral members of the executive's official household Tuesday night started for Mexico to be gone until December 24 The ferryboats Sausalito and San Rafael collided in a dense fog in San Francisco bay Saturday night and the San Rafael sank Three of her passengers were drowned J M Taylor of Riverside county California has a sweet potato which measures more than six feet from tip to tip the greatest circumference is not more than seven inches Viewers have condemned that tion of the Harrisburg and burg turnpike between Carlisle and and awarded tbe company which owned it for the 15 miles n question William Rung an employee of the Huntingdon Reformatory was seized with hiccoughs Sunday evening which continued without cessation until day morning when he died He was almost a giant and a noted athlete The president has appointed as B Ferguson governor of Oklahoma vice William M Jenkins removed be- cause of his improper connection with a contract between the territory and the Oklahoma Sanitarium company On Monday the South Carolina and West Indian exposition was formally opened at Charleston President velt in Washington touching a button which set the machinery in motion Senator Dapew delivered the oration Near Altoona Sunday morning Mrs Carl W Burk and her four children ranging in years from 16 to 8 were burned to death her husband being the only survivor of the family It is thought that the fire was started by a dog upsetting a lighted lamp On Tuesday the message of dent Roosevelt was read in the senate and house by their respective clerks resolutions appointing committees to consider the report by what token of respect and affection it may be proper for congress to express its regret over the death of Mr McKinley were ed and the senate and the house ad- The house will meet again to-day The senate met on day The message is long printed in- stead of written and covers many topics Among its recommendations are the suppression of anarchy ity for creation of a ment of commerce revision of gration laws no general revision of the tariff fitting of Filipinos for self- rule increase of navy but not of army preservation of forests and building of an isthmian canal Interesting Conversation Between and and Pompey met on giving Day after a long separation Having shaken hands and inquired after and abused the weather according to the custom of polite society the following sation took Well Pomp whar you ben come from church Don't you know dis Whar you I ben waitin for givin What you in What you Ore Why you see me and the leadin lawyers and and doctors and fine ladies of this here town well we keeps dis here way We goes down town to de office or de store and we tends to iness and reads de papers while at home de am an de hams is bilin an de is cookim an de punkin pies is bakin den when we an de leadin yers an de doctors an de gets home de table is an we all sets down with our frens an an we keeps I tall you we does THE National Legislative Body Is In sion Again MEMBERS SWORN IN The Democratic Minority Is Prepared for Strenuous Opposition To of Republican You call dat Thanks PERSONAL NOTES Bohin McGirr and Smith Selected Misses Gailey and Mrs Simon mother of William E Simon of Lincoln street died at her home in Hopewell Bedford county Monday Mr Simin will attend the funeral News David Dorsey David Dorsey son of C Wenner and Lillian of Loysburg died on November 34 aged four years and twenty-seven Rsv A F Nice conducted the funeral services William C Schnyler William C Schuyler son of Rev W H formerly of Everett died at on November 35 The deceased was twenty-three years old Congest Court yarned A despatch from ber 3 Stone to-day appointed Judges White of Indians Bell of Blair and Bailey o don a commission to hear and dete mine the judicial contest fr m bria county The contestant Judge A V Baker Republican who was de- by Francis J O'Connor crat on the face of the returns by 71 Totet the petition alleges that 900 illegal votes were cast for O'Connor and ia signed by sixty-eight citizens of Cambria county The papers were approved by Attorney General Elkin It is expected the commission will con- Teat within ten days Cleaver Messrs Horn and Piano Melody in F Miss Home Sen Hur MIES Galley from the Burgomaster Mr Thompson Sunday School Rally The Bedford County Sunday School Union will hold a rally at Fairview Christian church beyond Hewitt on Wednesday evening December 3 and all day Thursday of delphia will be there Bedford county has been divided into Sunday school districts This rally is for Mann Monroe and Southampton Cumberland Hon J H Langenecker filed his opinion in which he sustains the validity of the mortgage and appoints Thomas F Bailey Esq of don master and directs him to sell the properties of both the Everett Water company and the Everett Light Heat and Power company Ofuoes Filled by Bedford John R Wertz of Chappell Due county Neb has been visiting I1 is mother and family in Cumberland ley township during the past two or three weeks Mr Wertz left his home here when a slender boy of eighteen years and weighing 140 pounds He now comes back in robust health weighing 235 pounds He was the Democratic candidate for county urer in Duel county this year and was elected by a good majority although the county is Republican by nearly 200 He is the first Democrat the youngest man now thirty and the only single man ever elected to that office in the county In canvassing for election he traveled over a territory 33 miles wide and 80 miles long and spent every working day in two months in electioneering riding often 30 to SO miles a day The office of county urer there is salaried at but like the office here is worth much more He is a member of the firm of Wertz Bros merchants the other ner being his brother William who went west from here in 1897 The firm sells hardware lumber coal and farm implements to a trade extending sixty around them and has met with deserved success Bedford county is well represented in official life in Duel county Three of our former citizens were elected this year W H McEldowney a son of A J McEldowney of was elected sheriff Dr Hosea Hudson who lived at Centreville about 30 years ago is the present coroner of the county and has been re-elected and now Mr Wertz is elected county urer All are leading citizens there in the business and social walks of life Deeds Recently Recorded Harry F Ott to Edwad M Smith 3 tracts in Colerain township ation Henry W Smith to Edward M Smith 90 acres in Colerain township ation Henry W Smith by executor to Edward M Smith 30 acres in Colerain township consideration Colonial Iron company to Margaret Noel 13 acres in Broad Top township consideration 8195 John F Burket to Minnie Burket 79 in Hopewell township con alteration 85 J W Madore trustee to Charles N Mirtz lot in Hyndman borough con- sideration 8200 T David Steel's heirs by attorney to Samuel Ritchey 314 acres in Hopewell township consideration 8196 Jacob C Gordon to Frank Mower lot in borough consideration 8150 H H Barton by administrator to Minnesota McGraw tract in East idence township consideration 8368 H H Barton by administrator to H A Smith 5 acres in East Providence consideration 8335 in Pompey Isn't that what de lawyers calls it an de calls it an de doctors calls it an de rich people calls ly I calls it we all it givin But don't you snow dat de president an de nors an de preachers didn't call us to eat turkey an punkin pis dey know we eat em But dey call ui yes call de lawyers an de an de doctors an de rich peoples an us colored to meet in church an give thanks to de great God who made dese things and everything else Eitin aint givin thanks If I give you a apple an you eat it an say nothing is that thanking me for not But you aint God Pomp you aint God But if Gad hand you de apple what you Why I thanks Him like enny gentleman would And yet da lawyers an de an de doctors an de rich gemmin an ladies go home an eat de turkeys and de hams an de de punkin pies which de good God gives yon and drink His water an other things stronger dan water an not one word of thanks in church or out of You call that Well Pomp you does make our a powerful strong case agin us Now old fellow what would you Well I tell yon You go an bring em all wid you dese lawyers an an doctors an fine ladies an in church jine in to God Well now Pompey does you really dat I could bring all dese folks to in Why I has already heerd em talkin about it Dare is old Miss bone She say she ain't to let her turkey scorch for no president an no guvner an nobody else An she has more Amena than any preacher in dis town An dere is Miss Susie lin She say only de spinsters go to church She ain't no ster an she aint gwine An so say her young friens they aint spinsters An there's old Mr too many hypocrites in church for him Aa dere is Catchem he say he got to go to his office to make money to pay for his his ham an his good things An dere is Mr he say does anybody think I g trine to neglect my An dere is Mrs pentine she say only common folks goto Day she not gwine Pompey you think I get dese to go to church on Day Well you is got yourself in bad company And now I tell you what you do Dey is turned their backs dose lawyers an doctors an an rich folks an some like you on de president an on de an on de preachers an on de good Lord an now what must you Why you must turn your back on dem an as Special Correspondence of the GAZETTE December last congress is in session Promptly at noon yesterday the gavels of Senator Frye the new president of the senate and of Alexander McDowell clerk of the house called those bodies to order and the opening session of the seventh congress was thereby rated In the senate Senator Hanna was promptly recognized by the man and in a few well chosen words informed his colleagues of the death of President McKinley and moved ad- out of respect to the ed The motion carried unanimously In the house the members were sworn in the speaker General Henderson and the other officers elected seats chosen by lot with the exception of that of Galusha A Grow who in accordance with precedent was mitted to choose his seat before the lottery commenced The Democratic minority which completed its organization in caucus on Saturday though small in numbers is prepared for vigorous action and strenuous opposition to the gant expenditures of public funds which is characteristic of the Republic- ans when in control of both chambers As I have already predicted in these letters Representative Richardson of Tennessee was nominated for the speakership a purely complimentary nomination but one that carries with it the leadership of the Democratic forces in the current congress Mr Richardson's ability as a rian his quiet but determined methods of warfare and the gentle and fied manner with which he can riate his opponents when their ference to the public welfare demands it all combine to render him well qualified for the of his position Republican majorities in both house and senate are too large to permit of the Democrat taking the initiative in the introduction of needed legislation but they will persistently and con- urge the reduction of the tariff at least in so far as its sions are prohibitive whether they see that such reduction will be most surely accomplished by the ratification of reciprocity treaties or by a change of the tariff schedules An especial will be mide to secure the abolition of the war revenue tariff It will be remembered that the original war revenue justified only on the ground that this country was at war with Spain aimed at providing an extra income of per annum Last session tbe Republicans having announced that the war was over an was made to secure the repeal of the law the Democrats using every means in their power to relieve the people of this un- necessary burden but they succeeded only in so far as they compelled the Republicans to pass a measure which reduced the revenues by The remaining a year has continued to accumulate in the ury until the surplus has assumed proportions which the Republican of the treasury has been forced to admit are inimical to the welfare of the country A constant effort at retrenchment in expenditures and the curtailment of extravagant appropriations will be exerted and it is hoped that unity of action under the direction of an able leader may accomplish much along these lines Legislation calculated to control or suppress the trusts will be demanded by the Democrats and the measure which the Republicans buried in a senate committee last session will be resuscitated and many lican congressmen will be placed in a position where they will be compelled to vote for it or absolutely stultify themselves and violate the pledges People Who Move Hither and Thither In Inn KMT World Mrs Charles Enfield of Boston a guest at the home of Dr A Enfield Miss May ot Cumberland spent Thanksgiving with friends in Bedford Miss Emma Poorbaugh of Berlin the guest of her sister Mrs Dr Amos C Daniels Mr Frank Ake of Philadelphia visiting his parents Mr and Mrs Samuel Ake Mr Charles E Middleton spent a few days last week with in Philadelphia Mrs Frank E Colvin and spent last week with relatives and friends in Hyndman Miss Mary Hodel is visiting her brother Mr Joseph H Hodel and friends in Mr Isaac Bagley and family and Mr Samuel Stiles and family have moved to Indiana Pa Mr Ellis Dunkle of Snake Spring Valley has gone to Altoona where he will spend the winter Mr John Wy Boor of spent a few days here last week with his wife and children Messrs Hugh and Ross Moore of Wilkinsburg are spending a week or two with friends in Bedford Mr M B Barndollar and Howard Cessna Esq of Everett attended to legal business in Bedford on Monday Rev Dr Cyrus Cort and son of Sabillasville Md were guests of Dr Cort's sister Mrs Dr A C Daniels last week Mr J E Gump salesman for Digge Kerns Co Baltimore spent giving with relatives and friends in Bedford Mr Stephen Weimert of Hopewell and Mr James P Buffalo Mills were in Bedford between trains on Tuesday Mr and Mrs Alexander B Kiser of Pittsburg were guests of Mrs father Mr William Hartley Jr a few days last week Mr Wilson Adams of Hendricks W Va was those from a distance who attended the funeral of Mrs David R Earnest on Monday Mrs Nancy Cessna is spending the winter in Cadiz 0 with her son Mr William S Cessna cashier of the First National bank at that place Mr 0 0 Redic treasurer of Butler borough was in town this week on s business mission Mr Redic was a colonel in the civil war and a former sheriff of Butler county Mr Frederick Scheid wife and daughter Nellie ot Duquesne spent several days ia Bedford this week Mr Scheid formerly lived here and was warmly greeted by his many friends His wife and daughter will remain in Bedford until after the holi- MENTIONED IN BRIEF Town Talk and Neighborhood Notes MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST Picked Dp Bjr Re- porters Our Internal Revenue District Collector Herahey of the Ninth in- ternal revenue receipts at for the month of ber as Beer spirits special tax 8761 56 documentary tax 55 tary tax tobacco 83 836 SO cigars snuff 841.18 miscellaneous 8859 12 At Trinity Lutheran parsonage Bedford on November 27 Albertus Welsh of York and Hies Cora Hoover of Fishertown were united in riage by Rev M L Culler Thanksgiving Services The union Thanksgiving services in the Presbyterian church Thursday morning of last week were not aa largely attended as they should have been All of the ministers of Bedford took part in the services and the ing was led by a union choir The Thanksgiving sermon by Rev Dr Thomas Duncan rector of St James Protestant Episcopal church was a masterly discourse Dr Duncan in an interesting and instructive manner discussed the many things for which we should be blessings some in livery and others in disguise were pointed out in a helpful way A collection for the relief of the poor was taken up Meeting of Town Council At the regular monthly meeting of town council Monday evening the lowing bills were James Grouse 835 Bedford Electric Light company S C Ritchey D W Beam 5.40 I D Earnest 3 Brice Hardware company 6.53 13 09 James McPherson 14 53 Charles Miller 16.33 John Weigh 37.70 Thomas O'Shea Samuel Stile 3.30 Harry Grouse 16.61 Bedford book store 141 Treasurer W B monthly report was received and filed It showed the following balance in the 36 Water Fund 857211 Status of Our New Possessions The supreme court of the United States has decided the last of the famous test cises involving the status of this country's new possessions By the decision the court formally the Philippine islands as tic territory and holds that goods from the Philippines cannot be taxed at the ports of the United States This de- is of the greatest importance as it decides the vital question of whether the Philippines are to be regarded as subject territory or domestic territory The court has also handed down a de- in the second Dooley case siding with the government This case had o do with Porto Rico and the supreme court again took the ground that the Foraker act was constitutional ming up the decisions handed down last May and on Monday the status of this country's new possessions is as Porto Rico and Hawaii are domestic territory the former by cession though the tariff measures passed by congress are constitutional The Philippines are domestic tory and products from the islands must be admitted free of duty to this Among those who ate their giving dinner with relatives and friends in Bedford are Messrs H O Kline and B F Wilson of C W Bruner of Foltz of Tyrone W H Reynolds of berland and J T Gephart of tingdon Mr William D Thompson who re- cently bought a grocery store in bury was the guest of his father Mr Frank Thompson a day or two last week Mr Thompson is an excellent young man and possesses splendid iness qualifications We wish him cess in his new field of labor The Rev D S Poling of South Fork one of the oldest ministers in the burg conference of the United church went to Hyndman ford county to-day to visit relatives He came to the city this forenoon leaV ing over the Somerset Cambria Branch at 2 o'clock Uncle Sam Buys Danish An Associated Press despatch from Copenhagen A full agreement has been reached between Denmark and the United States for the sale of the Danish West Indies The treaty will probably be signed this week at Washington The price fixed is be- tween and Total 16324.47 The finance committee was directed to call in and pay off of water Marriage licenses John H Feather of Pavia and Lydla Walter of Lovely James Sutton Jr of and B Barnhart f i Graduating Day We have received an invitation to at- tend the Graduating Day exercises at Peirce school Philadelphia Friday evening December 20 Col A K Clure will be the presiding officer Col Henry Watterson will make the annual address Prof 3 A Luman cipal school will present the diplomas Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith will address the ates and Rev George E Reed dent of Dickinson college will the benediction Music will be furnished by the Philharmonic tra Vice-Principal Luman is a native of Hyndman and was formerly one of the leading teachers of Bedford county Since going to the City of Brotherly Love his rise in the ranks of the tors has been rapid and is due to his pluck push energy and enthusiasm in the work the Thanksgiving services is over day you go to church next Sunday and den you thank God MB send the above talk between and Pompey for the study of your readers with some criticisms of my own I think and Pompey were both somewhat in error especially Caesar I am of ion that the lawyers and doctors and merchants and fine ladies of whom Coesar makes a shield to protect self from the arrows of critics have not designed bo turn their backa on God nor upon his servants the dent and the governors and the ers But trained by the politics of the times to look upon public sions and invitations as differing from those in private as mere have neglected them without any design to offend or show disrespect Still I submit what a little thought will show them that they are en and without intending it are doing harm to the cause of their Gad and Maker For is only one of a large class not only of colored but white people who in religion as well as in other things follow the lead of the lawyers and doctors and merchants and fine to whom Cresar refers As to Mrs Jawbone who staid at home to keep her turkey from scorching we can all sympathize with her and her Amen friends for none of us like to eat a dried up and scorched turkey But we would suggest to her to make arrangements beforehand to get some one to watch the turkey or what ia better to so time her dinner that she can attend to the turkey herself and go to the Thanksgiving services too As for Miss Susie Goslin we will take the erty of informing her that all single ladies are spinsters not simply those which they made in the recent The Democrats realize that small as may be their numbers they have the American people back of them in their fight on the trusts and they will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to force the Republican ty to heed the people's wish At the Democratic caucus held morning after Mr Richardson had been nominated for speaker Mr Kerr of Pennsylvania for clerk etc a number of resolutions were ed and eventually referred to a com- which was instructed to report to a caucus to be held on January 10 The resolutions included a tion of the highly protective features of the tariff a condemnation of the trusts and of all legislation which enabled American manufacturers to sell to foreign producers more cheaply than to American consumers an ex- pression favoring just and generous treatment of Porto Rico and Cuba an expression of opposition to the ship subsidy as presented at the last session and to all measures designed to use the public funds for the benefit of private interests They also ed determination to insist on the cred force of the fundamental can rule of democratic ment and opposition to any colonial form of government Other tions provided for the internal ment o the Democratic minority con- the solicitation of patronage from the administration and opposed any change in the existing standards of values the latter resolution being favored by eastern and opposed by western Democrats Sunday School Convention Following is the programme for a convention of the Koontz and New Enterprise Sunday schools to be held at New Enterprise December 7 and SATURDAY Sermon by J B Emmert 0.30 Sunday school 10.30 Sermon to the young people Devotional exercises 2 o'clock The duty of the older people to the Sunday school Duties of a teacher to his cla Jacob Koontz IBS W H Mentzer Essential qualities of a Sunday school T Detwiler SUNDAY Opening exercises 7 o'clock Advantages of local Sunday school ings J B Emmert How to interest young men in order to secure better attendance in Sunday Replogle Read S S new ad on the fourth page 100 in kweer Hall December 20 Choice Bedford county are wiling readily ltd a bushel The president's manure appears on the third page of THS At Ridenour Hall Leak Lor Landlubber Reid Cheerful Call to Buyers on the fourth pace The Brice Hardware company's new ad on the fourth page will interest JOB A ball will be held at the Metro- hotel this ning On Monday while Fred Gardner mi hauling coal one of his hones dropped dead Nellie Bain and daughter Mile Lizzie Bain an domiciled at the Union hotel for the winter Tom Bates whose obituary been published three of the county alive and well On Wednesday Attorney Samuel and wife celebrated the fiftieth of their marriage Earl Christmas la the text of Barnett's big ad on the fourth page Of course you'll read it J Scott Corle will move of goods into new store room in the Blymyer building next Monday Slippery have caused many to keep in de mid- dle ob de road the pact few Dr Christopher P na has been granted a pension of SO Dr Calhoun formerly lived in Bedford Many of our have made a great deal more money from their than from their wheat this year St church Bev Dr Duncan next Sunday at 10 10 a m No service at night Daisy whose we mentioned hut week is atill in a critical condition but are now entertained for her recovery Mr and Harry were in Philadelphia this week While in the Quaker City purchased a stock of Roods for her millinery store The arrival of a fine girl baby at the home of Elias Gibson Sunday evening is responsible for the smile that minates the face of our assistant muter The size of the Philip Shoemaker farm advertised for aale in THX ZETTE is 182 and 37 perches In- stead of 82 and perches as stated in the ad last week Prof W J Dailey of Frostburg Md opened a School of Dancing and Deportment in Hall evening About forty of our young men and women have joined the clan The Bedford School of Music will give a at the home of Lyons next Wednesday evening De- cember at half Admission 10 All are cordially invited The claims for sheep for the year 1901 filed in the ers office amount to The dog taxes for the ume period will be about The will soon begin to pay A short time ago Louis Saupp ex- of Bedford county had a cataract removed from right eye Mr host of will be glad to know that the operation successful and that sight has been restored On Saturday Mr and G Calvin Diehl and their niece Nellie Boor re- moved to West Newton where Mr Diehl has secured a position com- on the He it a skilful printer and a reliable young man THE GAZETTE hopes that this ble family may find West Newton a who go to church If she would escape being a spinster she must go to church and get married and then she will cease to be a spinster Mr OS PASI A Busy Mull County Superintendent J Anson Wright has sent programmes for this year's institute to teachers directors and others Superintendent Wright selected a very handsome cover for the programmes of 01 It is pure white beautifully embossed and one of the prettiest ever produced Our wide awake superintendent has been a busy man the past two or three weeks Besides preparing for the annual meeting of the teachers he has been obliged to devote some time to the bouncing boy baby that recently came to his home What are the benefits and results of day school Flack BOUND TABLE QUESTIONS 1 How should we dispose of review 2 How should we handle the supply er question 3 Should the superintendent briefly re- view the lesson at the close of the school 4 Should the teacher be liberal in tbe use of 5 What are three most desirable tions of a good teacher 1 6 What is the teacher's duty to absent scholars 7 Do we profit by teachers meetings 8 What shall be done with teachers that cannot bold their classes 8 Chairman of Committee C E Secretary In Hall To-night Rev Stanley will deliver his famous lecture Leaky Log of a Lazy in Ridenour Hall to-night TBE Rev Krebs is a second John B DeMotte in his scientific knowledge and a Gen John B Gordon in his matchless Dispatch Witty quent brilliant audience greatly in act delighted Republican One of the best lecturers we have ever listened to forceful broad interesting a master The Leaky Log of a is a humorous lecture w entertainment with musical rendition on violin piano and voice to illustrate the curious comic and charming features of foreign travel It is full of information regarding strange peonies lands and and not a la Kyle A fountain of fun fact fancy Are and ing Admission 35 cents children under 15 years 25 Tickets for sale at Irvine's drug atore Lutheran Church Services On Sunday December 8 St Pleasant Valley 10 a m Sup congenial abiding The following marriage have recently been granted at Arnold L Tewell and Emma Robinetta of Harvey Bingman of and Annie Trent of Boy n ton John H Smith of and Angeline Jay of Piney Creek Charles William Conner of Cumberland and Mary Witt of near Hyndman Rev Dr Duncan of the church preached a very able and in- aermon in tha Presbyterian church on giving dis- course was noticeably free from all partisanship and it to be regretted that a larger audience not present to hear him Bat our people got such a dose ot partisanship in the giving aermon last year that it will take several years to get them to at- tend such services W B Akin of Carlisle Ind leased the Windber Era The Era founded by Amos Claar formerly of Queen several years ago He made it a paying property and then sold it to a stock company the members of which conducted it for about two yean ing the last year Mr Claar wn ed as editor and manager Mr Claar has a book atore in Windber and hereafter he will devote bis tion to that Mr Akin is am able editor On Thursday of last week Sheriff S F Gates and son John took George B Cooper to the Western penitentiary at Allegheny Sheriff Gate that prisoner gave him no trouble at all and made no attempt to escape It is generally believed Cooper meant to try to regain his freedom on tbe way to Allegheny bit officers were so alert and mined that he It would be less for him to make the attempt B good behavior he can reduce time lu a m m County imprisonment to nine aid He me J W Pastor four
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