Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania seven THEGHTTESs--- them all. TheGazette It didn't happen. VOL. 94- BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, JU> Y 7, 1899. ESTABLISHED IN 1805, TIE DEATH These Who Have Been Called to Their Eternal Home. THETHOMAS WHITE MONUMENT MISS ETTA N. REAMER William Cook, of ana Loy .UcMul- 31n. of JPittslmTg, Have Aoswurfril the Final Summons On Thursday of lastweek the blessed Lord Jesus went down into His garden of flowers to gather one of His loveliest lilies. In sweetest accents of lore, she breathed to her Lord: "I am my Be- loved's and my Beloved IB mine; He feedeth among the lilies." "His left hand is under my head, And His right hand doth embrace me." When stricken with sickness, and a sedative was given her, with a pre- sentiment of her departure, her last were: "I will now hare a pro- found sleep." At 1140 o'clock at night she passed away in a sweet and placid sleep. Doubtless the angelie hosts were encamped around her bedside and with great joy carried her immortal spirit to her blissful andeternsr.1 home, there to be forever with her blessed Savior. A valued friend has paid this, tribute to her memory: "The subject of this brief sketch has impressed her strong personality so deeply upon the mind aud heart of our community that words eulogistic of her seem cold and cruel things "Although an invalid for a number of years her death was a shock to all, so suddenly and unexpectedly did the silent messenger come to her. Uncon- scious of pain, her mind disungaged from a world in which she shirked no duty.she peacefully fell asieep to wake with those she so fondly loved. "Best of women, mother to the motherless, Jrisnd to the friendless, benignant and generous soul, thou art gone to thy reward.'' Death came to her suddenly, quietly, without any darkness or fear. Peace, perfect peace, hovered over her until the vital spark haJ taken its flight. In death her face was sweet and lovely in its repose. It is said that some persons aie elect- ed to be saved. Do we understand what election means It means the election is to serae and kiiffcr. In this sense Etta N Reamer was an elected person, for her whole life was one of continuous, unselfish, unwearying and useful service, bhe served the alnictcd, the suirermg and the often visiting them, comforting them, and, when necessary, relieving their wants. She made no distinction be- tween the rich and the poor, the white and the colored people. All alike re- ceived her sympathy and her care. The feature of the present cen- V tury is Altruism, on the principle of t living and acting for the inteiestof others. She acted upon this humane principle during her whole life. No more touching tribute could have been paid to her memory than the con- course of the poor and the colored peo- ple, who called all day long to have a last gaze upon her pure, beautilul and peaceful face. She suffered for several years she suffered physical ailment and mental trouble, I'Ut she always had the same happy and peace- ful smile on her face. No person in Bedford has ever rcndei ed snch faith- ful, unselfish and useful service to our people. And no one has ever been so generally beloved by them as she was. Her memory will ever be fresh in their hearts. She was the eldest daughter of Dr. Francis C. Reamer and Georgians, his wife. He was an eminent physician and was a surgeon in the. late civil war. He died on the 38th of aged forty-six years. His wife diet on the 23th of May, 1SGO, aged forty four years. They had ten children. Only two are married to P. C. Ambrose, of Philadelphia, and Charles C. Eeamer, of Bedford. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the residence O' Charles C. Reamer. Nearly every fam ily in Bedford was represented. attendance was very large and general The Rev. Mr. Carter, of the Episcopa 1 church, Baltimore, Md and Rev. C C Adams, of the Presbyterian church Bedford, were the officiating clergy men. The pall-bearers were S. Metzger, John M. Reynolds, J. T. Al sip, Frank Fletcher, Frank E. Colvin Duelled aad Dedicated on tlie >'onrth- Large Crowd of People Present. About five thousand people witnessed the unveiling and dedication of the homos White monument in the Evans raveyardnsar Coaldale on Tuesday, 'he Saxton and Cessna bands furnish- d music for the occasion. The patri- tic organizations of several counties [ere represented. The order of exer- ises was as follows: Music, "My Country, 'Iis of Thee nvocation......Rev. S B. Evans, Milton [usic............. Address of welcome, Prof G. W Allowny, Youngstown, 0 Music........................Band rief history of life and services of Thomas White... .Jonathan Evans, Harry Cook Recitation, '-Boston Tea Miss Salhe Evans, baxtou resentation of monument, Prof. E H White, Saxton Acceptance ....Rev E E Barter, Dudley )edication of monument by committee Music............................Band iecitation, "Declaration of Miss Verna E Horton, Broad Ton City Music.................................Band hort addresses. Music............................Bttnd Oration.....Hon J. M. Reynolds, Bedford lusic, "The Red, White and Blue reunion of descendants cf Thomas White. The inscriptions on the handsome haft are as follows: Thomas White. Born near Kilkenny, Ireland, March Member "Boston Tea December Ifi, 177d A Revolutionary Soldifr )ied near Robertsdale, Pa Sept. 13, 1S20 They never fail who (lie n a great cause. The block may soak their gore; 'heir heads may sodden m the sun; their bmbs ie strung to city gates or castle walls; Jut still their spirit nlks abroad. Though years llapse, and others share ES dark a doom, 'hey but augment the great and sweeping thoughts That overspread all others, aud conduct The world at last to ELIZA, if e of Thomas White. Died February 2, 1844, age-1 9'J years, 7 months, 3d days. Phe mother ol 21 children, 3 of whom fought in the war of 1813-14. and Edwin Middleton. W. P. S. .............Band The Famous Preacher Passes Away At Saratoga, N, Y. CHAPLAIN OFTHE SENATE, He Wag a Close Friend and Spiritual Ad- Tiger of Gennroi UlyssesS Gran Was President. Bishop John P. Newman, of the Methodist Episcopal church, died at Saratoga, N. Y., on Wednesday. He was seventy-three years old. Bishop pov A Kidnaper Caught Two years ago a man by the name 3f Hefneflue, who makes his living by giving exhibitions of stereopticon lews in small towns, stopped at Smith's Siding, Franklin county, and while there tock u fancy to a bright .ttle fellow named Rhodes. Hefne- lue gave the -boy some trinkets and persuaded him to accompany or two years he has been helping to lanl the hand wagon in which the tereoptieon outfit is conveyed from >lace to place. The effort of the boy's ather to locate him and bis abductor vere in vain until a few days ago, hen he learned that they were in this part of the countiy. Constable iarndollar, of Everett, was notified iml on Wednesday he found the man and arrested him. As they were af'The Narrows" on their way to Everett the uisoner attempted to escape and during the' scuffle the boy ran off. He got a good start before Beftleflue was subdued. Bicyclists Bowen and Jump, of Everett, who were with the constable, started after the runaway and he led them a merry chase all the way to St. Clairsville, where he was captured. HetHeflue and young Rhodes will he taken to Franklin county, where the former will be tried for abducting the boy. The latter is thirteen years old BISHOP JOHN r xEwwijr. Newman was formerly known as "Par- son" Newman and was for a long time a sort of "reserve" preacher, held for special uses at revivals. He was a iverful speaker. Dr Newman was lose friend and the spiritual adviser of General Ulysses S Grant when he was president, and was pastor of the Metropolitan church, at Washington, where the Grant family attended divine service. Bishop'Newman was born in New York city in 1S30 and there joined the Methodist church when sixteen years old and entered the ministry in IslS He was stationed in New York for some years and in 18GO made a tour of Europe, one result of which was his interesting work, "From Dan to Beer- sheba In he was sent to New Orleans to organize the Methodist Episcopal church in the southwest In he was appointed pastor of the Metropolitan phurch at Washington, lie was three times elected chaplain of the United States senate and in 1873 was appointed by President Grant in- spector of United States consulates After his return he published a book on "Thrones and Palaces, of Babylon and Nineveh" and again became pastor of the Washington church. He was made a bishop seven years ago William Cook. William Cook was found dead in bei at the boarding house of Mrs. Marti: Corle Saturday evening. Coroner M A. Stoner held an inquest over the re mains, the jury finding that deat due to heart failure. The jur; consisted of the following persons W. F. Cromwell, John W. Davidson H. P. Shires, B. F. liauk, F. P. Gi ehrist and J. M. Kegg The body was taken to the home of decedent's si Mrs. Catharine Mcllvaine, East Pitt street. William Cook was born in Bedfoi d April 23, 1833 He was a son of Simon and Margaret Cook. In 1846 he mar- ried Miss Mary Martin, who, with the following children, survives him: Mrs William H. Bower, of Elkins, W. Va.; Eva, Marie, Annie, Nellie Samuel F James R., William and Benjamin, of Cincinnati, O and Thouas C ol St. Louis, Mo. Two sisters and one brother also survive him, lamely, Mrs P. B Keilly, of Pittsbnrg; Mrs Catha- rine Mcllvaine and J. Frmk Cook, of Bedford. For many yea 's Mr. Cook, his father and bro.ber, Fiaok Cook, conductel a butcher shop in Bedford. For the past ifteen years or more decedent worked at his trade 1 On Tuesday morning al 9 o'clock the funeral servii es were held in St. Thomas' Roman Catholic church of which the deceased w is a member tor many years. Rev. Fat ler D. Cash man officiated The remains were laid to rest in the new Cathol c cemetery May he rest in peace I Loy McMallin. Loy MeMullin, of Pittsburg, died here at the home of his brother, Olive MeMullin, Tuesday morning, of jaun dice. He came to Bedford about six weeks ago. Decedent was a son o James and Mary MeMullin and wa born at this place Bfty-two years ago 3a January, 1870, he removed to Pitts burg. He was in the employ of th Western Union Telegraph company io nearly thirty years and for many year was chief of the quad-duplex systei of telegraphy. Mr. McMullin was trustworthy employee and was nnivf: sally esteemed by employers, fellow operators and patrons of the office i which he worked. He was one of th most skilful operators in the state I Twenty-two years ago he was unite I in marriage to Miss Lizzie Hut', o Coshocton, O. His widow and two son and him i The funeral services were held on We V nesday afternoon aod were condccte by Rev. Emory M. Stevens, putor the Methodist church. Into I ment ia the Bedford cemetery. Texas Flood Jinperilg 800 Lives A despatch from Houston, Tex., pub- lished in yesterday's papers says Loss of life, from one to three hun- dred. Loss to farmers, from to Damages to railroads and bridges, from to The foregoing figures ore a conser- vative estimate of the ternble work wrought by the flood in the fairest part of Texas The estimates are tak- en in the whole area It is known that more than sixty people hare met their death; that many bodies huve been re- covered; it is not believed that all of them will ever be recovered. In the Brazos bottoms eight hundred people, without food, are isolated on a small piece of land In all, twenty-four counties are sub- merged to a gieater or less extent and thousands of acres of cotton lands are under water. The loss of cotton yield alone is estimated at from to bales in each county, entailing a monetary loss of'fully C. J Potts Succeeds R. C. Haderman. Prof. Cyrus J. Potts, ex-superintend- ent of the public schools of Bedford county, has purchased Attorney Rufus C Haderman'sinterest in the John Lutz, Esq., now owns five-twelfths the plant, "Major Jack" one-laird ;d Professor Potts one-fourth. Mr. aderman is an able writer. As our eighbor and fellow-craftsman he has ways been kind and courteous. We elcome Professor Potts to the ranks nd hope he may find before him a ;acadam road lined with beautiful whose grateful shade is never dis elled by the rays from the snn of ad- srsity and bounded by silvery streams 'hose murmuring wateis will be rasic to his soul and nectar to bis ;aste. May showers of "shiners" fall pon his desk until the tags on the 'iquirers which go forth each week to ladden the hearts of their read- rs are changed to 2001. In av.ord, we hope that the contents of the eornu opia of plenty may be emptied into is lap. What more can we wish him0 The Fourth at the Arundale. The guests of the Arandale had a surplus of the spirit of '70. They had patriotism to burn, and they burned it in all sorts of fireworks, occasional- ly adjouining to the dining-ioom to renew thpir energy On the evening of July 3 several guests, under the command of Fiancis E Kelley, of Wil-_ raington, invaded the city of Bedford and bought firew'orks, flags and music- al instiuments adapted to Fourth of July pu-poses Promptly at sunrise on the F-iiirth the guests heard the roar of a giant cracker, which was im- mediately followed by a roar from N 1J McNab, of Philadelphia, who said that the exercises of the day could not properly begin until he had had his breakfast. Theie was desultory firing of small and laige crackers during the day, but it was not until evening that the pa- triots collected their ammunition and assembled on the firing line. The place selected for the exhibit was the little island formed by the stream that flows by the hotel1 on the east. Back of the meadow thiongh which the stream flows rises Evitt's mountain over 400 feet, making a natural and picturesque background for the brilliant display Mr Kelley asted as chief engineer of Hie evening's exercises, and was ably assisted by several young men and small boys The spectators gathered in the south and east porches of the ball room, while a smallbnt very select company roosted on the top rail of the fence that runs along the west bank of the stream. The great bundles of pots, red fire, expectoration satans (vulgarly known as spit roman candles, rockets, pin wheels and other articles of noise and luminosity pro- voked admiration and applause from the spectators for more than an hour. Finally, when the display was over, when uninterrupted darkness settled on the little island, and when "silence came to heal the blows of the dining room door was opened and ice i.ream, lemonade and cake claimed attention Their claim was promptly settled Then the guests drifted away to bed, the dogs came out from under the hotel, where they had spent the day for personal reasons, and the frog chestra in the little stream soon piped the guests to sleep EXPANSION IN THE SOUTH. Do Joe Wheeler uml Henry Wntrorson Represent Democrats (Couiunmieited.) The JIarrisburg fears that General Joe Wheeler and Colonel Henry Watterson, in shouting for McKmley's imperial policy, represent something of a general sentiment among southern. Democrats. This fear was expressed by the Independent just after the Decoration Day'speeches of Wheeler and Watteroon, when the latter asserted that means the decree of the Almighty, and the former said at Boston that the true American sentiment is: "My country; may she always be right; but right or wrong, my country." There are good reasons for believing that the fears of the Independent are groundless. By holding two Federal positions ia direct violation of the constitution General Wheeler has ..placed himself in antagonism to a very large and influential class of Demo- crats in the south. Southern Demo- crats are as a rule strict construction- ists of the constitution. They believe with Lincoln: "Let us abide by the constitution as it is written Neither to the president nor to congress nor to the Supreme Court of the United States do they concede the right or p-ivilege to "construe" or stretch the constitu- tion, which to them is as the laws of the Modes and Persians. In their minds the fact that thei constitution does not expressly provide for a colon- ial system is positive prohibition of such a system. Wheelers sentiment at Boston is no more popular at the so'ili than it is among thinking men in 1 Lui north. In the first place, our eoantry has not decided in favor of MeKikley's policy. That policy is not yet the policy of the people of the country, vbo are the source of all power. In the second place, since congress alone has the power to declare war, and has not declared war against the Filipinos, the sentiment of the sou tnern Democ- racy is that MoKmley is waging a use- less, illegal and unconst tutlonal war in the Philippines; and southern Dem- ocrats are no more ready than the Democrats of the north adopt any such motto as: "McKinley; may he always be i ight; but right or wrong, McKinley." As to Watterson, the great influence that he had m the south was thrown away by him when the Conner-Join nul bolted the Chicago platform in 1S90. Self-preservation, if nothing else, com- pels the white men of tue south to stand by party platforms and candi- dates. The shadow of negro rule is bad enough; the substance is a thing of horror Since the war the south has always had the hot end of the poker under Republican administiations, and the Federal grindstone has always, under such administrations, taken down to the quick the skin ol the southern business man's nose. A southern county under negro domination can't borrow 812 on gold piece. The south is opposed to tion, and has always fought centrah- ?ation. The Democrats of the south know that colonisation means central that centialization means im- perialism and a large standing army, and they are opposed to these things They know that, in addition to other evils, a large standing army means in- creased taxation, and their shoulders are galled to the by present bur- dens. This is all the more true because a very large proportion of the negroes of the south do nat earn their living, but raise most their chickens and truck in the middle of the night Fm- tliermore, the Democrats of the south have had enough of slavery. They H ant no more of it, and they see that a colonial policy of enforced white domination over distant islands means Number One Thousand One dred and Fifty-Three, A MARVELOUS AGE In Forty Years the United States Has Noil ly Doubled Its Population and In JTIfty It Hag Quadrupled Its Wealth. Special correspondence of THE GAZETTE. YORK, July the seven- teen hundred millions of human who now inhabit the globe how il Tiny hundreds recognize the fact fce are living in the most marvelous ,ge taat this world of ours has ever seau since the Almighty said in the pleni- tude of his power, "Lot there be light." The child of to day hardly pauses in his play to look at a pass'ng miracle that would have startled a prophet of the olden time in his wildest dreams. It only seems like yesterday since She amateur hunter going into the woods for a day's sport carried his shot bag over one shoulder und his powder horn over the his right hand poeket.aiade conveniently on the outside of his hunting coat, he carried a good stock of Hints and three or four bosvls of an old clay pipe, this filled with powder being considered a full charge for an oidinary shot gun, whether the hunter was aftei ducks or drakes Then he measured his shot by the rule of thumb; one pocket was stull'ed with wadding, to keep the shot and powder apart; the loading of a gun was a job in those old flint look days and when the ramrod got stuck, as it frequently did, good-by to squir- rels andtcotton tailed rabbits Ttien some genius invented the per- cussion cap. This was considered one of the grandest improvements in fire- arms since the days of the arquebus and the matchlock. Then came the spri ag pouch for measuring the charge of shot, and step by step to the perfect gun of to-day, a breech-loader with a metallic cartridge. The revolver com- pletely revolutionized the use of fire- arms The terrible Gatling and the dift'eient patterns of magazine guns. The Ilotchkiss, the Armshong and the mighty Krupp, the murderous engine that sends a five hundred pound shell fifteen miles on its mission of destruc- tion Then co'nes the rapid firing gun like a besom of wrath A boy need not be old to remember the first iron ship m ou r navy, not counting the old "Pepper that Ericsson invented, which met the mur- derous Merrimae on her mission of death and drove her back, crippled and .vounded, to her lair, from which she never departed. The change in our naval armament seems more like the wild dream of the night than a hard granite fact proven by mathematics, which can never again be questioned while the world stands, Look at that magnificent monster, which rides there so quietly chaser of all the metals used'in' laying and stoLxing that tremendous under- taking. He handled hundreds of mill- ions of dollars of his and other people's money; but so incorruptible was he ihathe passed the trying ordeal without even the taint of smoke upon his garnents. Durir the building of the Central Pacific railroad the work performed by Mr. Hunting ton was enormous, and considering the wild nature of the" country over which the road was to pass and the wilder men engaged ia its construction, it is a mir- acle second to none in the age in which he lived that he alone should have survived to tell to posterity the railroad's wondrous story. The certain and unavoidable end, from which there is no possible escape, seems to have no terror for this con- stant and tireless worker; the time for the loosing of the silver cord and the breaking of the golden bowl looks as if it might still be far off; but whether far or near he must be, to the anarchist and disorganizer of order and law, one of the grandest object lessons of his day and generation. Self- reliant, to ensure his wonderful suc- cess in life he has never found it neces- sary to wear the iron collar of any trade or labor organization. Past the age allotted by the Psalmist as the limit of human endeavor, he may often be found at his desk before the young- est clerk in his employ. I have made special mention of the sole survivor of the most successful 01 ganization of the nineteenth century. Entering on their gigantic task of building the Central Pacific railroad, at a time when the republic was bat- tling for its life, and every dollar was needed to keep onr armies in the field and our battleships on the sea, the entire quartet lived to see their great, work completed; a work that joined together the remotest parts of the re- public; a work that shall link the names of these faithful workers with immortal honor as long as liberty sur- vives and the nation lives The increase of colossal fortunes is one of Jrhe marvels of our time, yet nobody seems to be astonished, even our most enterprising journals pee nothing wonderful in the fact that An- drew Carnegie sells out a portion of his> holdings for a hundred and fifty millions of dollars, all accumulated in the last thirty years. He has millions more to sell. How many I give it up. No such fortune was ever created in a single life since Adam was driven train Paradise to earn his bread in the sweat of his face. BliOAEBBIM. Fireworks and a "Union Pudding." Oa the evening of July 4 Mrs. A. D. Shuck most delightfully entertained a eompany-of about fifty friend's in married and her home on West Pitt street.' The pleasuies throughout the evening were all in keeping with the spirt of the day, as were also the decorations of the home, which was aglow with the national colors in various arrangements. Short- ly after the assembly of the guests the company with camp chairs in hand re- at anchor that she seems the einbodi- paired to the island near the West End Fourth of July Picnic. The following persons from Bedford lienicked at Sulphur Springs on the fourth Prof. C. J. Potts and family. Prof. E. S Ling and family, Calvin Diehl and wife, Simon Oppenheimer and family, M. E. Home and and Mrs. D. W. Beam, Mrs. B. F. Smith, Mrs. Benjamin Defibaugh and sons, Mrs. VV. B Mock and daugh- ter, Miss Bertha Boor, Miss Nellie Boor. After partaking of a delicious dinner the party enjoyed them selves rolling ten-pins and celebrating the "lay by setting off fireworks obtain- ed from Ross and Michael Colvin. Pro- fessor Potts made the highest score now con templates challeng- ing Virgil Kegg, who recently made 2-16 at the Springs alley. Mrs. Mock bowled over 114 pins in one of the games. "Everybody had a royal good is the way one of the referred to Tuesday's the esponded with a hearty "Amen V Honest and Taithfiil TIIC GAZETIE is always glad to re- port the success attained by Bedford countians and to tell of the good deeds done by them at home or abroad. We therefore take pleasure in presenting to our readers the following "military record" contained in the honorable discharge of Corporal Joseph F. Tate, who was a member of- Company A. Fourth regiment, Ohio infantry folun- just what English domination means to for the conq uerors and slavery for the conquered. The Democrats of the south take no stock in Mr Wittersois interpreta- tion of expansion as the decree of the Almighty. They don't believe that Watterson is m a proper religious frame of mind to speak for the Al- mighty, and they utterly repudiate the idea ths.' h( is a delegate from the Almighty the people of the United States or tnat he holds any power of attorney. He is training with the wrong crowd. If there are any people in the south who would naturally go with the imperialist party they are the Democrats and other people of Tennessee, a state in which the big- gest newspapers are mostly pro-Mc- Kinley and rabidly anti-Bryan. Yet Senator Bate, who has stood out against annexation of Hawaii and any form of colonial policy, has been elect- ed without opposition. It is true that the Atlanta Constitution, has had the wheels of its head buzzing lor impe- the people of the south un- derstand that. Colonel Evan Howell, the boss of the constitution, thought it a great honor to be placed by Mi. Mc- Kinley on the Alger-Embalmed-Beef commission, and showed that he, too, was something of an artist with a white- wash brush. When a man of Colonel Evan Howell's standing shows symp- toms of being" "Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a the men who do most of the voting begin to wonder if something hasn't given away inside his head. Any way, the south will stand by the Democratic platform, and that will oppose imperialism Bedford, July 1 W. G. Eeai.Esros. ment of "Peace on earth, good will to men.' No such destroyer ever floated on old ocean's bosom since creation's dawn Look at her, the perfect model of majesty and power, the most won- derful creation of man's ingenious brain in all the ages. Iron and steel from truck to keelson, she laughs to scorn the raging tempest in its wildest sweep and laslies into madder fury the savage mountain waves that carry destruction and death to craft of light- er mold. A hundred years ago an enterpris- ing citizen of Philadelphia advertised the lightning coach through to New York in two days The same journey is non made in twohouis. The tiend of the age is to the increase of speed and the multiplication of power. One man to-day represents the labor of twenty men a hundred years ago The royal mail fioin London made its from the Saracen's Head, 100 miles, in ten hoius; the eight or ten passengers occupying the outside ex- posed to the summer heat and the winter storm, and the same route traversed bj the royal mail is now passed over in one hour and forty-hve minutes, the passengers surrounded by every comfort. This increase of power and speed may be regard ed as an increase in the world's population. As simple an in- vention as the bicycle has completely revolutionized the transit of the world's population, enabling the trav- eler to pass er four or five times the distance he ,could pass over on fool, and as a further evidence of the wonderful change that has taken place in humiin locomotion a bicycle rider during the week just ended com- pleted a mule in 57 4-'i seconds, a feat never before performed by any human being1, Exhibition.'] of marvelous speed like that I have named, though wonderful as tests of huinsn endurance, have no commercial value, but just in the nick lolCJiClUT, Weekly Budget cf News From Our Capital City Correspondent. ALGER UNDER SUSPICION. American Succeai In Kentucky Is Platt Makes a Political Deal. foot bridge to witness a fine display of fireworks operated by H. G Shuck and A. G. Sterner After spending about an hour on the island the company returned to the house for a con- tinuation of fireworkb and other social pleasures A unique feature of the entertainment was that of a "Union Pudding" m the form of small nags having attached to them certain lines ol the national hymn which each guest was expected to sing as a solo, then in concert with others of their coiresponding number and finally in full chorus Much amusement was afforded by the voices of many unaccustomed to solo efforts, but each did his part bravely as a pa- tiiotic and the chorus was wonderfully inspiimg. Other pleas- uies of the evening weie instrumental and vocal solos, duets, recitations and last, but not least, all thoroughly enjoyed ere it lapsed into the wee sma1 hours of the night when the pleasant evening closed. A Fatal lllow. Thomas King died Saturday after- noon f> om a blow received on Wednes- day in the Behm House, Altoona, from Bartender James Williams. King and Williams had a dispute over a bet of 50 cents on the Pittsburg baseball team. Williams claimed the money and when King refused to pay he is said to have slapped King's face with his open hand. Internal hemorrhage resulted, causing King's death The coroner's iury found that King's death was caused by heart failure, superinduced by loss of blood, due to a hemorrhage of the nose and that his death was hastened by the blow struck by Williams. Williams was arrested nut released upon fur- nishing bail in the sum of Thomas King was born at Waterside March 13, 1870. He went to Altoona with his parents at the age of two years. He received his education in the public schools and learned the trade of printer. He was manager of a Special correspondence of THE GAZBTTB. WASHINGTON, July break be- tween Mr. McKinley and Secretary Al- ger, which seemed almost at hand a day or two ago, has been postponed for aitime by Pingree's denial, doubt- less under instructions from Alger, of the correctness of the anti-McKinley interviews recently attributed to him by reputable newspapers, in Michigan and elsewhere. But postponing it does not mean that it will be avoided per- manently. Notwithstanding his pub- lic protestations of loyalty to Mr. Me- Kinley, Alger is under suspicion, and if he can prevent a break that will result in his being kicked out of the cabinet, he will have to display more diplomacy than he has ever been cred- ited with having in bis make-up. His retention in tht cabinet was also prob- ably assisted by what Senator Bur- rows told Mr Senator McMillin and himself would not ask for Alger's dismissal, at this time, be- cause they believed his remaining in the cabinet would be more of a benefit than an injury to the former's candi- dacy for re-election. One "of the results of Mr. McKinley's suspicion of Alger will be that the latter will not be al- lowed to issue an important order or to make an appointment until the ap- proval of Mr. McKinley has been se- cured. Of course, this approval has always been necessary, but it has as a matter of course been freely given heretofore in all matters pertaining to the war department. Hereafter every- thing is to be scrutinized carefully and every act of the war department will be Mr. McKinley's personal act. The inventions of Americans have done more to make this country pros- perous than Republican legislation has done, notwithstanding preposterous claims, and the inventive genius of Ameiicans was never more actively em- ployed than at this time. This is prov- en by the heavy increase in the receipts of the United States patent office, now a week more than a year ago, and by the fact that the week's issue of patents, trade-marks and labels was greater than any since April, 1890, also by the five thousand applications awaiting action by the patent office. Kentuckians who have been to Wash- ington since the state convention was held seem to regard Democratic success iu the state as certain. For instance, n. M. Lanham said: "William Goebel will be elected governor of Kentucky without a doubt. lie is a man of the people and stands for the public against corporations, trusts and mo- nopolies He won out after a fight that proved his pluck and staying qualities and demonstrate'! his abili- ties as one of the greatest organizers in the country As the Democratic state convention of Ohio will not convene for four weisks, there is plenty of time to talk about probable candidates for gover- nor, and it U freely taken advantage of wherever a few Democrats gather to discuss politics. There aie a num- ber of men put forward as favorites, including and Tiaskell, but the man whose name has been oftenest mentioned in connection with the nomination during the last two or three days is John E McLean, the owner of the Cincinnati Enquirer. One Ohio Democrat said of the probable platform. "Ohio Democrats are unit- edly opposed to the of the Fed- eral administration in the Philippines; they are opposed to certain peculiar features in the conduct of the Spanish w emphatically condemn Algur- ism and all the dishonor and disgrace implied by the term, and they are op- posed to trusts and similar forms of organized corporate wealth. They will shape their platform along those lines and they ha% e reasonable hopes of winning upon them alone, although other planks may be added to the platform.'' That the Republicans of the state do not feel the confidence they express was shown by the request made of Mr MeKmley to come to the state and make some speeches for Banna's ticket There is more or less discussion in PERSONAL NOTES. People Who Move Hither and Thither In Thto Bnjy World. Mr. Daniel B. Ott, of Everett, was in town yesterday. Miss Elsie Gump is visiting friends in Greeneastle. Mr. F. M. Amos, of Philadelphia, is here lisiting his lamily. Miss'Alice Heneh, of Altoona, is a guest of Miss Ste lla Potts. Miss Bertha "Bortz, of Cumberland, is visiting Miss'Maiy Enfield. Miss Josephine Harrisbnrg, is visiting Miss Virginia Tate. Miss Marian Wright is visiting- rela- tives and friends in Somerset. Miss Edna Rhodes, of Saxton, is vis- iting Miss Margaret Brightbill. Mr. Wilson Peck, of Philadelphia, is visiting relatives and friends here. Miss Jennie Harrisburg, is a guest of Miss Lillian Middleton. Attorney Frank E. Colvin and wife spent the Fourth at Sulphur Springs. Miss Annie MeKenney, of Rutledge, is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. C. Adams. Judge William M. Rockefeller, of Sunbury, is sojourning at the Aran- dale. Mr. Charles Longeneeker, who has been attending State college, is home on vacation. Mrs. George M. Harry aud children, of Harrisburg, are spending the sum- mer in Bedford. Yesterday Mrs. A. B. Gushing and Miss Lou Barnett left for a visit to At- lantic City and Philadelphia. Mrs. J. J. Burns and children, of Al- toona, spent a few days here last week at the home of Mrs. John'Cessna. Mr. Solomon S. Jr., who has been attending the academy, is home on vacation. Dr. A. S.. Smith and family, 01 Phil- adelphia, are spending the summer at their residence on Juliana street. Miss Fannie Curwensville, and Miss Annie Graf, of Baltimore, are visiting their friend, Miss Fannie En- field. Mr. John Border, an employee of Welsh Brothers, jewelers, of Balti- more, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Em- ma Border, Mrs. J. C Turner will leave Wednes- day for West End, Bedford county, PA., to visit her Independent. Miss Lena Nicodenius and Miss Mary Brown, of Curryville, spent a few days this -week with Miss Nicodemus' grand- father, Mr. Jacob Reed. On Wednesday Mr. John T. Gephavt came home from Pittsburg, where he had been attending the Western Uni- versity of Pennsylvania. Mr. George Ely my er, a student of the University of Pennsylvania, is spend- ing his vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Blymyer. Mrs. William S Reed and daughter, Magdalene, of Martinsburg, who had been visiting Mrs.Reed's father-in-law, Mr. Jacob Reed, returned home on Fri- day. Town Talk tnd .Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST Prof. E. S. Ling and family are spending some time with friends at Buffalo Mills Before they return home they will visit relatives at New Buena Vista. The following young people are visiting Mrs. Louisa Hickok: Miss Gilbeit, Miss Boas, Mr. Frank Hall, Mr. Frank Brady and Mr, Herbert McGuire. On Tuesday Mr and Mrs. A C. Kint- ner, of Cumberland, rode to Bedford on their wheels aud spent the day with Mrs. Kintner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vachel Brengle. Mr. James Martin and family, of Philadelphia, are stopping at the Springs. Mr. Martin is a native of Bedford. He is superintendent of the Pullman Palace ear company. Mrs. John A. Kuster and daughter and Mr. Joseph F. Tate. of Columbus, 0., are guests of Mr. Tate's sister, Miss ulia C Tate. Mrs. Kuster is assistant itor of the Cattiolic Columbian. John H. Jordan, Esq., left Bedford Non-cominissioned officers Ap- pointed corporal June 27, ISflS. Distinguished service opportunity. Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expedition Served during Spanish- American war 1S9S in Porto Rico. Skirmish before Guyama August 5 and engEigement at San Juan road August 8, 1898. Wounds received in service None. Remarks Character excellent. Service Honest and faithful. of time, when a cheap carriage .s boarding stable in Altoona for some Uueds Recently Recorded. John Frederick to N. A. Blair, lot in Hyndman; consideration 3800. Oliver F. Davis to trustees First Baptist chinch, Everett, lot in Everett; consideration A. Poorman to Sarah S. Frazier HlgU. O Mortgages. Two big mortgages have been placed on record in the icgister and recorder's efface They were given by the Balti- more and Ohio Kailroad to the Mercantile Trust company for and the other to the United States Trust company of New York and John A Stewart, trustee, for 890.000 000 Both mortgages contain revenue stamps to the value of These mortgages were given by reason of the icorganization of the B. 0., the stockholders having taken the railroad out of the receivei's hands. They will be filed in every county through which the road runs. Bed- ford is the fortieth county in which they have been recorded. They were broughthere by George E. Ijams, of the treasurer's department, B. O. Kail- and others, one-third interest in a lot road company, Baltimore. Both merl- in Schellsburg; consideration S75, I gages contain 310 needed for the million, along comes automobile, which absolves the rider from the trouble and wear of pedaling, but it also renders twenty miles an hour possible on any kind of a respectable! road. The miracuious increase that per- tuins to everythiug that affects or concerns human life surrciunds us everywhere. In forty years the United States has nearly doubled its population and in fifty it his, quadrupled its wealth Sixty years ago there were only three well known millionaires in the whole of the Uni ted States. There may have been others, but their names were not as well 'known to the public as we the names of William Waldorf Astor, several of the brothers Vander- bilt, the Whitneys, the Rhinelandeis and hundreds of others whose names are entirely unknown to the general public. Then there are the multi- millionaires, the gieat railroad kings, all starting' life poor, and a number of them dying many millions. God'a almoner, Leland Stanford, died worth fifty millions, yet he carried not one. penny with him. He left it all behind liim, for sweet charity. Two of the quartet beside Senator Leland Hopkins, the partner 'of, the only survivor, C. P. HuntingWi, who has been almost ,the sole bnsinejis'man of the great railroad__ quartet.? He was almost the only pur- Cabins. time In addition to this he conducted a cab and dray business. Besides his father and mother he is survived by one sister, Mrs Dollie Colemanj of Al- toona The Kissing Bng. The kissing bug is abroad in the land. He made his debut in Washing- ton, whence come so many things with a sting. He is now in Pennsylvania and may pay his respects to the peo- ple of Bedford at any time. The bug prowls around at night seeking whom he may "kiss." He lands a "solar plexus" on the hps, which swell to two or three times their normal size. The swelling lasts for several days and is accompanied with acute pain. This osculating insect is dubbed melanoles- tes yictpes by the physicians. Entomol- ogists of note say that this hug usual- ly lives on smaller insects. But it is after bigger game these days. political circles as to the influences which caused Governor Eoosevelt to remove himself from the path of Mr. MeKinley and to declare himself strongly in favor of the latter's renom- ination. Boss Platt is credited with having made the deal, which is under- stood to involve the support of Roose- velt by the administration for the nomination in 1904, as well as some fat slices of patronage under the pres- ent administration. Mr. Roosevelt may realize on the latter part of the deal all right, but there are severa' big "ifs in the way of his realizing on the first part, the first and most im- portant of which is If Mr. McK'nley fails of re-election next year, how can he help Roosevelt in 1904 In view of the enormous war taxes still being paid by the people, there is no valid leason for the Republicans rejoicing because the deficit was onlj for the fiscal year, ending June 30, instead of being SS3.000.00C greater, as Secretary Gage estimate' last fall that it would be. The om'cia balance sheet for the year shows tha pension payments were les than the appropriation and about less than the payments for th previous year, but pension agents claim that this was on account of th hold-up policy of the pension burea and not because there was any redu tion in the number of claimants fo pensions.___________________ "Board of Trade" Edition. The Altoona Srizette recently issued a finely illustrated "Board of Trade" edition, in which the advantages of Altoona as a manufacturing city were set forth. It was a commendable en- terprise cleverly carried out. marriage Licenses. Humphrey T. Wendle, of New Paris, and Ada M. Shaffer, of New Buena Vista. Charles E. Homan, of Liberty, town- ship, and Alice C. Horton, of Burnt Atiss Fyun'g Address In its report of the commencemen exercises at St. Joseph's academy las week the Greensburg' Tribune says L Fyan who had selected "Victory" for he subject, delivered a thoughtful as we as poetic address She spoke distinc ly, with reserve, so that every wor and thought counted for its full impor It was the most intelligent address c its kind heard here for years, which not saying too much, because ful deserved. Her peroration to St. J aeph's academy was grand." Masters Herbert and Fred are expert cyclists. Harry Smith, of Belden, had rout- ing ears for dinner July 4. A charter has been granted tc First Baptist church of Everett. There will be a Reformed reunion at Lakemont park, Altoona, July 30. Wm. A. Jordan delivered in Everett and TmteBville on the Fourth. The Sunday schools of Bedford will likely hold a union picnic MUM time this month. John Hughes. George May and Har- ry Hawkins have gone to PitUbnrg in search of work. Deputy-Sheriff Cogan ipent the Fourth in the harves: field on hu farm in Hopewell township. On Tuesday at Huntingdon the F.jnd- man baseball club defeated the DOOM nine by the score of 8 to 6. The .wheat crop in Snake Spring township is reported to be the best harvested there for years. It noise counts, there are many pa- triotic people.in Bedford. The din began early in the week and ended Wednesday morning. The Windber Em has been enlarged to a standard size newspaper. We congratulate Editor Claar on this evidence of prosperity. New potatoes were sold in Bedford this week for 50 cents a bushel, rasp- berries for seven cents a quart and huckleberries for nve cents a quart. Hon. Lucicn W. Doty, brother of Hon. B. S. Doty, of Bedford, has been nominated for president judge ot Westmoreland county to succeed him- self. Despite the fact that a great deal of po wd er was used in the war with Spain there was enough left over for an old- time celebration of the glorious Fourth. The Holy Communion will be cele- brated in the Reformed church, Bed- ford, next Sunday :norniag, July 9. Preparatory service this evening at 7 30 o'clock. Rev. Iii Hicks predicts a hot, dry July. He says there will be threaten- ing clouds and winds, with lightning and thunder, but not much rain will fall. The following persons picnicked at the Springs on Tuesday: E. H. Black- burn and family, W. A. Horehouse and family, Mrs. H. I. Diehl and daughter, S. H. Sell and wife. The audience room of the Methodist i Episcopal church, which has been closed for six weeks for repairs, will be reopened next Sunday morning with a sermon by Presiding Elder J. B. Poisgrove and the administration of the Holy Communion. The latter service will be continued at 6 3C p. m. E Sewell Wright, the patriotic stew- ard of the Springs hotel.selected a very pretty and appropriate folder for the bill of fare July THE GAZKTTK foreman did the rest. On the first page of the menu card was a hand- somely embossed American flag. The courses were printed in blue. There will be a picnic held in the grove at July 29. A good time is anticipated. Six Sunday schools are expected to be present. Rev. Lathrop, of Everett, and other speakers from abroad will make ad- dresses. Good siugiag will be furn- ished. Festival in the e.ening, As usual, this year the young men who noisily ushered in the Fourth de- stroyed some property. This is wrong and is condemned on .all sides by right- Wednesday for Wilkes-Barre toat- nd the meeting of the State Bar as- eiation, and will not return till Sat- Mr. Jordan is a member of the jrnmittee on Law Reforms. Mr and Mrs. M. G. Richardson, of eyser City, W. Va and Miss Mary C. ague, of Baltimore, Md., are stopping t Ca.pt. J. B. Helm's mountain ranch, siting Bedford Springs and calling n old friends and acquaintances in id around Bedford. Among those from a distance who ttended the funeral of the late Will- im Cook on Tuesday morning were Iderman and Mrs. P B. Reilly, of ittsbnrg; Mr. and Mrs. James Martin, f Philadelphia; Mrs. William Cook nd Mr. James R. Cook, of Cincinnati, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bower and aughter, Miss Mamie Bower, of El- ins. W. Vp. J. M. Blackburn, of Rochester, Mo., in the city yesterday, the guest of iis sister-in-law, Mrs. George Rein- nger, of the Seventh ward. Mr. Black- jurn is an old Bedford county man id this is his first visit to the Key- tone state since he left it thirty-four years ago. He is accompanied by his :aughter, Miss Ola, who is now visit- ng Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Davis, of Scalp Democrat. Summer Tours to The North. For the summer of 1899 the Pennsyl- vania Railroad company has arranged to run two personally-conducted tours to Canada and northern New York. The first tour, leaving July 22, includes Niagara Falls, Toronto, Thousand 1s- ,ands, Rapids of the St. Lawrence, Que- bec, Lake St. John, TheSaguenay, Mon- treal, Au Sable Chasm, Lakes Cham- plain and George, Saratoga and High- lands of the Hudson, occupying seven- teen days Round-trip rate, 8125. The second tour, leaving August 12, covers the same territory with the exception of Lake St. John and The Saguenay, and occupying fourteen days. Bound- trip rate, S100. Each tour will be in charge of one of the company's tourist agents, assisted by an experienced lady as chaperon, whose especial charge will be unescorted ladies. The rate covers railway and boat fare for the entire round -trip, parlor ear seats, meals en-route, hotel entertainment, transfer charges and hire. For detailed itinerary, tickets, or any additional Tourist Agent, Railroad compa- pany, 1196 Broadway, JSTew York; 860 Fnltori street, Brooklyn; 789 Broad J.; or George W. Bo-vd, assistant'" general passenger agent. Broad Street station, Philadel- phia V thinking citii-ene. All true Americans will take the sleep-destroying' din caused by clanging bells and booming guns and squibs as a matter of course, but they draw the line when the law is violated. Near their home in Snake Spring Valley on Sunday William and Emory Baker, sons of Ellas Baker, were riding their wheels down a hill when William lost control of his bicycle and It ran against the b'ke ridden by his brother. Both boys were thrown from their wheels and William's leg was broken. Emory was not seriously hurt The injured boy is about fifteen years old. Dr. W. P. S. Henry, of Eierett, re- duced the fracture. One of the oldest citizens of the coun- ty died at Nevr Baltimore on the 22nd of June, aged about eighty-two'years. He was Hcury Maybush.who had-been living alone for a number of years. His wife died some years ago. He has a son residing in California and a mar- ried daughter in Jersey City. He would not go to make his home with either, but preferred to live in New Baltimore. He is believed to have been quite Remld. Marriage licenses were recently granted at Cumberland to the follow- ing persons: Joseph Nelson Hawks and M. D. Gore, of Cumberland Valley, James E. Manspeaker, of Saxton, and Bertha C. Shultz, of Duqutsne; Harry Irving Lewery and Lucj Lowery, of near Ellerslie; John G. Spearing, of Riddlesburg, and Ataie Lavida Himes, of Tatesville; James Lowery and Martha Barley, of Cook's-MUla: Wal- ter F. Bortz and Lulu B. Hank, ot Cumberland Valley; Elmer B. and Lulu May Burket, of 'Mann's Choice. I Harry's popular cigar store, at the comer of Third and Walnut ateMte, has been greatly baantifled and im- proved by an .entire new front. The two entrances have abolished and a double door has been cut ner, adding Tioth and effect of the establishment "Freeh paint and huge windows' go k> iiwln the store one of the moat attractive of its kind in the ffarrjr, the genial manager in being gratulated on his many INFWSPAPF.Rr IF.WSPA.PFPJ
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.