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   Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania                               THE QUOTE is seven them all. ORD GAZETTE. If it isn't in The Gazette It didn't happen. VOL. 94. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1899- ESTABLISHED IN 1805. CIIPT, One of the Most Prominent Citizens of the County Has Passed Away, SOLDIER AND STATESMAN He Fought For the Flag and Represented District In the Legislature-Justice of the Peace For Many Years. THE DEATH RECORD. Nathan Cromwell Evans died very suddenly at his home in Everett Saturday evening, July S, 1390. He had attended to his business during the 4ay 'and about five o'clock became ser- iously ill and in a N'. f. few minutes breathed his last. The cause of his death was heart fail- ure. Captain Evans was born near Cha- neysville, this county, and was aged sixty-seven years, three months and fourteen days. When but a boy of ten he started to make his own living He learned the blacksmith trade with Mr. Beegle in Friend's Cove and work- ed at the trade several years. He at- tended the common schools but a very limited period. During the few years he worked at his trade he saved suffi- cient money to attend the Allegheny seminary and also the Eainsburg semi- nary. He taught school several terms, but gave up that profession to engage in the mercantile business in Rains- burg.and he served as postmaster there during Buchanan's administration. In 1861, when war threatened to sev- er our Union, he was among the first to volunteer his services and won for himself a record of which he was vtry proud. He was commissioned second lieutenant of Company D.lOlst Pennsyl- vania volunteer infantry, October 9, and served with that regiment until April 34, 13113, when he resigned, owing to his failing health. He dis- tinguished himself at the battle of Fair Oaks and in a number of other en- gagements. After regaining his health he recruited and was elected captain of Company A, 184th Pennsylvania vol- unteer was mustered into service May 13, ISM. The regiment was at once sent to the front, engag- ing in the battle of Cold Harbor. On June 4 he led his regiment in two des- perate assaults, losing 07 killed and 113 wounded. Captain Evans was in the thicker, of the fight and had one shoulder strap shot off and five bullet holes in his clothes. After crossing the James river he participated in two hard fought battles June 16 and 32 "Bates' History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers" says of his regiment: "Out of 500 men who stood in the ranks on the 3uth of May, 350, includ- ing 13 officers, were either killed, wounded or taken prisoners in a period of 35 days." He was taken prisoner June and was confined nine months in rebel prisons, when he was exchanged and joined his company. He was mustered out with his company July 14, 1S05 This brief account tells where the captain spent his days be- tween '01 and It speaks of his his men who served under him have naught to say of him but words of kindness and admiration. Returning from the war, he took up his old avocation, teaching school, which he followed several years, when he again engaged in the mercantile business in Rainsburg and continued at it he moved to Everett, in 1S73, where he engaged in business. Captain Evans was married on Feb- ruary 33. 1S57, to Miss Penelope S. Folck, of near Cumberland, Md. To this union ten children were born. He is survived by his wife and seven chil- dren, two daughters and five sons, namely, Mrs. Peter Barndollar, Miss Ada, Lessing, James H., D. Slicer, of Everett; George E., of Punxsutawney, and John L., of Altoona. He is also survived by six brothers and one sister. In politics Captain Evans was an ardent Republican. He was the choice of nis party in ISaO for the legislature and was re-elected in 1S38. In 1379 he was elected justice of the peace and was re-elected in 13S4, but resigned to enter the legislature. He was again elected justice in IS'Jl and re-elected in 1396. A number of years ago he accepted the nomination for sheriff. but the county being strongly Demo cratie at that time, he was defeated. He was twice defeated for the sena- torial nomination, but defeat did not dampen his ardor for the party of his choice. Captain Nathan C. Evans was well known in Bedford county. He was a man of strong character, one who had opinions of his own and who defended them no matter what opposed. Those who knew him best and enjoyed bis friendship knew no more loyal friend than he, while those with whom he differed found in him an honest, earn- est opponent. In bis death Everett and the county lose one of their best and noblest citizens. His life, nobly spent, is at last ended. We shall see him no more. He has gone whence no traveler returns. Peace be to his ashes! The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church. Ever- ett, of which he was a life-long mem- ber. Rev. Richard Hinkle officiated. He was assisted by Rev. J. Emory Weeks, of Harrisburg. Interment was made in the Everett cemetery. The Union Picnic. As announced in TIIK GAZETTE last week, the Sunday schools of Bedford will hold a union picnic some time this month. The following persons ha'-e been appointed to represent the vario is Sunday schools in making arrange- ments, for the outing: W. S. Lysings-r, Methodist Episcopal; J. S. Corle, T.e- formed; J. A. Covalt, Lutheran; H. D. Tate, Presbyterian. These gentlemen met and discussed plans for the pro- posed picnic. Superintendent Allibone, of the Bedford division, was consulted and he agreed to give them excursion rates. The date and place for holding the picnic have not yet been decided upon, but it is likely that either the camp-meeting ground at Mt. Dallas or the picnic ground at Napier will be chosen. If the former place be selected the rate will be 30 cents, round trip, for adults and 15 cents for children. If the latter, 85 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. Definite arrange- ments wUl made ?reek, Those Who Have Been Called lam A. Kessler. William A. Ressler, a well known citizen of Bedford county, died at his home in Rainsburg on Sunday. He was bcrn in Friend's Cove seventy-two years ;tgo and spent the greater part of his life there, although for a few years he lived in Allegheny and West- morela.nd counties. His parents were among the early settlers in the upper end of the Cove. Decedent was a mem- ber of Company D, 55th regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, entering the service in March, 1SB4, in which month the troops went to Buford, S. C., and remained there until April, when they proceeded to Gloucester Point, Va., where Mr. Ressler contracted typhoid fever and was sent to Fortress Monroe. After he recovered he was placed on detached duty, serving with the heavy artillery. In June, 1S05, he rejoined the 55th regiment, which was encamped at Petersburg, Va., and was mustered out August 30 of the same year. Mr. Ressler was a faithful mem- ber of the Methodist Episcopal church of Rajnsburg for more than half a century. He held several borough offices at various times. The funeral services were held in the Methodist ehurc3. Rainsburg, Tuesday morning and were conducted by Rev. Francis E. Purcell, pastor of the Wolfsburg circuit of the Methodist Episcopal church. A large concourse of relatives and friends of the deceased was pres- ent. Mr. Ressler is survived by a son and two daughters, Daniel W. Beam, of namely, Bedford, Mrs. Mrs. Tenie McClellan, of Rainsburg, and G. H. Ressler, at home. ft Happenings of the Past Seven THE IMPORTANT EVENTS Culled From AD (Juarters or the Globe and Condenned For IJusy It, ems EVERETT EVENTS, The Week's Happenings in the Big Borough Down the Way. KI.ETT. July Democratic primaries will be held Saturday, July 29. Miss Lydia Beachley, of Meyersdale, est of her sister, Mrs. C. G. A kissing bug's lite caused the death of Helen Lersch at Trenton, N. J on Sunday. Charles Graham, author of "Two Little Girls in died in New York on Monday. Robert C. Billinf-s, late of Boston, has bequeathed to public charities and institutions. The salvagers who have been at work on the American Line steamer Paris, stranded on the Miinacles, Bug., have her free from the GEODETIC SURVEY. Passes Away After a Long and Hope- less Illness. Alton Agnew Alton Agnew died at the home of his great-grandmother, Mrs. Hannah Shires, July 9. lie was aged six years and eighteen days and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Agnew, for- merly of Bedford, but now of Tyrone. Alton came to Bedford six weeks ago to visit his great-grandmother and when he had been here a week he con- tracted typhoid caused his death. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. E. M. Stevens, pas- tor of the Methodist Episcopal church Interment in the Bedford cemetery. Alton was a bright, intelligent general favorite. James Mortiinore. James Mortimore, one of the most prominent citizens of Mann's Choice, passed away on Tuesday. Decedent was paralyzed two years ago and has since been an invalid. One week ago he had a second stroke, which proved fatal. lie was born January 7, 1339. and in 1S7G he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Griffith, of Janners, Pa. He was a member of the Pres- byterian church. The funeral ser- vices were held yesterday morning and the interment was made in the Mt. Olive cemetery. Ht is survived by his wife and two children, Koss Morti- moreand Mrs. Alva B. Twigg, of Cum- berland, Md. .llii-ob W. Mench. Jacob W. Mench died at his home at Ray's Hill on Sunday, July 9, 1S99. aged forty years an 1 nine days. He had been ill for some time. Mr Mench was born in Biack Valley, near Everett, June 30, 1839, but moved to Hay' s Hill with his parents when he was about six years old. He leaves surviving him a wife and child, five sisters and a mother. succeeded in gettinj rocks. On Monday fire completely destroyed the new factory of the Scott Paper company, at Sixtli street and Glenwood avenue, Philadelphia; the loss is about SI Robert Bonaer, publisher of the New York Lcilijcr and owner of some speedy on Friday night. Among his most famous horses were Maud S., Peerless and Dexte r. ThePayne-Dalzell congressional par- ty, which has been in Alaska for some time, recently returned to Victoria, B. C., on a steamer, which had on board in gold James Bradt, of Mendon, champion pie-eater of dead, of heart failure. Bradt toothless and at one time he ate ter pies in one hour, the first pie in 44 seconds. Capt. Frederick Watkins, of the steamer Paris, in his report to the American Line oliicers, admits that the vessel was stranded through a mistake made by L m. He has been suspended for two years. "Jimmy" Oliver, a New York politi- cian and membe' of Tammany Ilall, asserts that the rank and file of-Tamma- ny Hall will be "solid" for Bryan "Tammany will indorse and follow Bryan anywhere, even if the party were to put sheet iron into the plat- he said. All but one of the seven members of the family of William Reinhard, of Columbus, 0 were killed and the re- maining one was badly injured by a llig Four passenger train ,Sunday eve- ning. 7Jr. Reinhard and family were driving across the track when the en- gine struck their surrey The vehicle was demolished and the horse killed. Ass'stant Secretary of the Treasury Taylor has awarded the contract for the site for the public buildings at Al- toon-i. The site selected is the north- east corner of Chestnut avenue and Eleventh street, the lot being 150x133 feet. It is owied by J. Ebert D. Roeh and others and the price paid by the government is This was the site recommended by ex-Representative Hicks. A respite lias been granted J. James Eagan and Cornelius W. Shaw, of Sns- quehanna county, under sentence nf death, from July IS to September 20. They were convicted of murdering i.n afed farmer, whom they robbed. The governor has fixed September 38 far the execution of Frank J. Krause, w'lio murdered hisstveetheart.Maggie Outh, and her employer, Owen Kern, at Cedarville, Lehigh county. State Zoologist Fernald says the kissing bug is a fake. "1 have is a gui Masters. Miss Clara Smith, of Chattanooga, Tenn., is a guest at the home of Michael Ott. Miss Emma Robinson, of Martins- burg, is spending a few days with her friend, Miss Alice Michael. Ed. R. Home and James Cleaver were among the Bedford people who attended the funeral of Captain Evans. Thomas and Latta Hammersley and Powell Thomas, of Philadelphia, are guests at the home of W. P. Barn- dollar. The Everett normal and select school opened its second term Monday with 31 pupils and good prospects of more. The school will continue seven weeks. The tax rate for 1899 has been fixed at 10 for fire and water, three for borough purposes and two to be laid aside to pay bonds when they come due. Work is progressing rapidly at the Everett creamery. The masons are through with their work and the carpenters began to-day and expect to have the building completed and ready for operation in about six weeks. The main building will be 38 by 50 feet and will contain a large butter room anil cold storage room with other rooms necessary for the manufacture of but- ter. There will also be three good- sized outbuildings. The school board of West Providence township met on Friday and elected the following teachers for the ensuing term Mt. Uniott, B. L. Steckman; Sand Pit, Mrs. C. L. Richey; Bunker [Till, Miss L. B. Young; Loup, Sirs. L L Weimer; Morgart, Miss Elizabeth Coleman: Pleasant Hill, Miss Emma McGraw; Calhoun, Miss Edith Felten; Clark, Miss Gertrude Crissey; Clear Creek, 11. II. Sponsor; Warrior Ridge, Miss Mattie Richcy; Indian Spring, Sebastian Drake; Riverside No. 4, D S. Garlick; Riverside No. 3, C. B. Koontz; Riverside No. 1, Miss Cora Robinson: Riverside, No. 1, Mtss Ida Bowen. The contract for building the new house at Mt. Union was given to Gideon Price for S'37'l and the old Calhoun to W. B. Karns for ?310 and the old house. The schools will open October 2 and con- tinue for a term of seven months. Wednesday morning of last week a man named William McManigle was arrested at Bedford by Policeman Barn- dollar, on the charge of kidnaping, and brought to Everett, where he was lodged in the borough lock-up. Me- Manig'c has been traveling through the country giving stereopticon exhi- bitions and when in Greenville, Pa., September he abducted Harry Rhodes, son of G. W. Rhodes. Since that time he has been traveling in the south and came north this spring and has been traveling in this state. At the entertainments he claims that his residence is Johnstown and that the boys are his sons. During the Johns- town flood his wife was drowned and he and his boys escaped. He tells the pitiful story, cries, and shows views of his residence and the drowning of his wife, which makes a deep impression on his audience. At the time of the abduction Mr Rhodes wrote to the authorities here, who have since been on the lookout for McManigle. Tuesday evening he gave an entertainment at Tatesville and came to Everett Wednesday. He left town before a warrant could be BROTHER OF THE CZAR, The Present Rnler of Russia Having No Sons, His Younger Hrother, Grand Duke Michael, Is Now Beir Apparent. Grand Duke George, brother of the Czar of Russia, died unexpectedly Mon- day in the imperial palace at Abbas Tuman, in the Caucasus, where he had DUKE GEOJtGE. William T. Creasy Among the distinguished guests at Bedford Springs, none attract more real interest than "Farmer" Creasy, the Democratic nominee for state treasur- er. That "an honest man is the no- blest work of God'" is an old and trite saying, the truth of which is deeply implanted in every heart. Indeed, the fact that every one instinctively reveres an honest man forms a strong link in the chain of evidence that proves that poor, weak humanity still retains a touch of divinity. In these days of greed and selfish- ness, when social, business and politic- al life is animated and guided by the man for himself and the devil take the it is to find a man in public life and official position who dares to do right under all circum- stances and conditions. At home "Farmer" Creasy commands and receives the respect and admira- tion of his neighbors irrespective of party affiliations; in the house of rep- resentatives he attracted and received the same tribute from all the members, and his conduct throughout the entire session forced from all who watched the proceedings at Harrisburg the highest commendation. His as state treasurer nom- was ser- the logical result of his vices as a people de- manded delegates simply re- cording their verdict. The result o! the general election will be the same. The oftice is a most trying and respon- sible oae. In the discharge of its deli- that he says, "for some time aad recently I heard of its alighting on the lips of persons, especially at night. The story that the bug cuts such capi'rs is a fake, as it lives entirely off plant juices I say that the bug would not b'tea person, but the stor'es that arc being printed about its attack- ing persons while they sleep I do i ot believe true." One hundred sportsmen of Altooia have arranged for the purchase of about acres of woodland in tlie famous hunting territory known as the Beaver Dams, in Blair and Hunt- ingdon counties. They will fence it in, build cabins, stock the woods with small and large game and the streans with trout. A professional game- keeper will be secured from Germany. He will have two assistants. Nuw York, Philadelphia and Pittsburg sportsmen are identified with the movement. A remarkable fretk of Hghtuing cic- curred at Sast Brookfield, Mass., the other dar, when a sudden shock re- stored to its old-time vigor the left arm of EH Forbes, which has he-en use- less for 13 years on account of rheuma- tism. While he was sitting at the win- dow on Thursday a thunder shower came up and with it were two shf.rp flashes of lightning. With one of the tremendous crashes Mr. Forbes a sharp pricking of his flesh and ti ag- ling in his bones, and with a jerk his left arm shot violently forward from its cramped position. The shock was over in a flash and Mr. Forbes ielt his left arm bristle with vitality andtvogle issued, but was overtaken near Bed- ford. He had with him another boy named Arthur Cargill, whom he had fotten at Lewistown in April. When at the Cliffs McManigle was tussling with Barndollar, when young Rhodes, who was tolf] by McUauigle that 'ic would be put in jail, ran away. On his ar- rival at Everett Barndollar sent E E. Boweu and H. Frank Gump, Jr., after the boy and they overtook him at St. Clairsville. The boy's par- ents were notified and came to Everett. A hearing was had before 'Squire Richey Friday at 4 o'clock. McMan- igle there swore that his name was James Hapsenplugh and that he was born and reared in Milroy, Minim county, and that he had never taken, nor asked the boys to accompany him; but that they had asked him to take them along. The boys claimed he offered them SI per night for their services and promised to provide them with board and clothes. He kept them with him by threats of punishment should they return home After a thorough examination it was found -that there was no law pertaining to the abduction of children over ten years of age and McManigle was dis- missed. been residing for his health's sake, of a violent and sudden hemorrhage of the throat. Grand Duke George was the heir presumptive to the Russian throne. The coir's three children are all girls and since Catherine II. no woman has been permitted to rule Russia, conse- quently Nicholas' brother George, next in age, was formally designated as the czarevitch, or crown prince. George, Czar Alexander's second son, was twenty-eight years old on the 9th of last May. Ever since 1891, when he set out on a tour around the world, he has been in such precarious health that only the most careful nursing has kept him alive. The accounts of the origin of his malady differ. One story is that he fell from aloft to the deck of the iron- clad he was commanding. Another is that he was struck a heavy blow on the chest while boxing, which devel- oped the Romanoff family disease, con- sumption. It is related that the pres- ent czar inflicted a similar blow on the chest of his older brother in a bout with the gloves, which blow developed coBsumption.as is said to have been the case with the Grand Duke George. The elder brother died from the dis- ease the blow developed and thus the present czar not only came to the throne but also won for a wife his dead brother's fiancee. Whatever the origin of the disease, consumption seiaed upon George, and as far back as 1805 it was thought he could live but a few months. Reports of his death were in fact circulated all over Europe. After turning back from the journey around the world, Grand Duke George returned to Russia and went under the care of the famous German doctor, Leyden. He was re- moved to the Caucasus. Later on he went to Algeria and Tiflis, and while in the latter place he fell in love with a very beautiful girl employed in the telegraph office, and for a time this threatened serious complications, for the young man was determined to marry her. His removal to Europe, however, combined with his knowledge that his days were numbered, put an end to the romance. The Grand Duke George was colonel of the Ninety-third Irkutsk regiment of infantry and a lieutenant in the Eleventh Austrian regiment of Uhlans, as well as a staff officer of the First Prussian regiment of Uhlans. He was by natural bent, however, a sailor and entered the navy as a sub-officer on board the Grand Duke Constantine Nicholaevitch. He was brighter in in- tellect, more pleasing in appearance and personally more popular than l.is brother, the czar. The Czar of Russia, in an imperial A Work From Which Pennsylvania Will Benp Lasting Benefits. The work of surveying Fayette coun- ty, as part of the detailed r.nrvey of Pennsylvania ordered by the govern- ment, was begun last weel. at Pond Field, by a corps of engineers under the direction of A. C. Roberts.says the Washington Observer. Another corps under R. M. Sutton and J. D. Foster began work on the old pike just- east of Uniontown. The actual commencement of the geodetic survey of Pennsylvania in Fayette and Greene counties means much for the development of their natural resources. Director Wolcott says it will take a year to finish the tr'angulation work in the two coun- ties. Next year the work will be com- menced in Washington county and continued to those adjoining. That this survey will be of incalcula- ble benefit the state is apparent, and especip.lly at this time, when un- developed coal fields are being opened in Fayette, Greene and Washington counties. The maps, which will be made from the data obtained by the topographers, will show the outline of all townships, counties and exten- sive wooded areas, as existing on the ground at the time of the executions of these surveys; also the locations of all roads, railroads, otreams, lakes and rivers, and by contour lines the eleva- tion and depression of the surface of the country. The topographic map of each county and section of county goes into such details as to make it useful and practical to every property holder and investor. The exact elevation of the country will be recorded on the ground by landmarks, one in every three square miles. The exact hori- zontal position is recorded on the ground by triangulation stations, one in every ten square miles. The maps show the exact plan of every road, railroad, street, trail, path and public boundary line; every river, lake aud stream; shapes, elevations and grades of every r. or fall in the surface of the land. The surveys are to be made under the jointauspices of the commonwealth and national government It is esti- mated that the total cost of surveying the unmapped area of the state will be about The co-operation of the slate with the government is in many ways beneficial to the former The state gains a complete topographic map of its area. There are estab- lished throughout the state triangula- tion monuments which will furnish data for all other states on private sur- veys of accuracy. Throughout the state are left benchmarks or perma- nent monuments furnishing datum level elevations for the future deter- mination of height for public or private engineering purposes. Meridian marks are left at each county-seat as aids to county and local surveyors in deter- mining the declination of their com- passes. A geological survey of the area fol- lows the co-operative topographers. And right here is where western Penn- sylvania will be benefited to the extent of many thousands of dollars, in the opening of undeveloped'territory. The economic and mineral resources are pointed out and developed as a result. The water ways, mill powers and other water resources are examined, studied and reported upon by the hydrographic survey. The topographic maps are used as preliminaries in planni ng high- way improvements, electric and subur- ban railways, city water supply and sewage surveys. They show grades, lira CHAT, Weekly Budget of News From Our Capital City Correspondent, ALGER-PIN6REE MUDDLE PERSONAL NOTES, Colonel UcmierBon on a Patronage Rouud- liraiid New Phase of Expansion. WASHINGTON, July Alger- Pingree muddle has been thickened by Alger's positive denial that he had made a deal with Pingree and saying that Pingree had merely offered to support his candidacy for the senate because of his dislike for McMillan. Later Alger denied that. This sort of thing is regarded by some as indicat- ing the truth of the story told in Washington a few days ago, alleging that Mr. McKinley intended to sup- port Alger and oppose Senator McMil- lan, but it as nothing more than frantic efforts of Alger to retain his hold upon the war portfolio. The best informed men in political circles regard a break in Mr. McKinley's cabinet as inevit- able. It may not be Alger, however, who will go out. It is well known that the relations between Secretaries Gage and Alger, never very cordial, have almost reached the fighting stage, and it is not believed that all of Mr. Mc- Kinley's admitted knack of mollifica- tion can succeed in keeping two men so antagonistic to each other in his official family. Secretary Gage would have resigned last winter if the pow- erful financial interests he represents had not insisted on his remaining in the cabinet. He has never entirely forgiven Mr. MeKinley for not recom- mending the financial legislation he advised in his annual report, instead of merely commending the report to the consideration of congress. Mr. Gage considers himself the only finan- cier and regards Mr. McKinley and the other members of the cabinet as timid amateurs. Mr. MeKinley wish- es Secretary Gage to remain in the cabinet until after the presidential election, anyway, because he knows that if he retires before then it will bring about a material reduction in the Republican campaign fund. The highest rank held during the civil war by lion. D. B. Henderson was colonel. But ever since his election as speaker of the house became a certaiu- to and when he came to Washington several days ago, on a patronage round-up, which, by the way, was one of the most successful People Who Move Hither and Thither la Tills BUST World. Mr. I. Wiel, of Altoona, was a Bed- ford visitor on Tuesday. Miss Shaffer, of Cumberland, is vis- iting Mrs. John Cessna. Miss Lottie Claar, of this place, is visiting friends in Huntingdon. Constable J. L. Aaron, of Chaneys- ville, was in town on Wednesday. Col. W. S. Guffey, a prominent Pitts- burg politician, is at the Springs. Jlr. Frank Blymycr, of Tyrone, is visiting relatives and friends here. Rev. G. K. Allen, of Wiltnore, is visiting relatives and friends in Bed- ford. Mrs. William Hartley is isiting her daughter, Mrs. C. L. Bretz, of Cumber- land. Misses Bessie and Mary Bryan, of visiting the Misses Arm- strong. Prof. B. W. McCoimellsburg, is spending a few days with friends in Bedford. M r. Charles MENTIONED IN BRIEF, Town G. Shuck, of Saxton, paid a visit to friends in Bedford on Wednesday. Misses Sue and Agnes Taylor, of Al- toona, are visiting at the home of Dr. S. ty he has been constantly referred manifesto, Michael as throne. has named the heir to Grand Duke the Russian Charles J. Kellley cate and important duties a man of honor is demanded now as never be- fore. William T. Creasy possesses in a pre-eminent degree all the requisite qualifications. His own political or- ganisation is unanimously in accord with him; the independent branch of the Republican parly, to be consistent and to retain any semblance of sympa- thy and support, can not do otherwise than yield to him its cordial suffrage. Deeds Recently Recorded. John A. Henderson to Sarah A. Fletcher, two acres in Bedford town- ship; consideration Isaac Wright, by administrator, to William Himers, 115 acres in Mann township; consideration SI 75. William Weimar to the Salem Re- formed church of Clearville, one acre in Monroe township; consideration Nathan Grubb. by executor, to Alpha F. Markle, 214 acres in Monroe town- s-hip; consideration Jason Hanks, by executor, to Daniel B. Ott and others, lot in Everett; con- sideration S900. Chauncey Croyle to Amelia Walter and others one acre in Kimmell town- ship; consideration S35. with vigor. To his delight he 'lound he could use the arm as well as ever. The trustees of the Keystone state normal school, Kutztown, on Friday afternoon elected Dr. Nathan C. Sehaeft'er, state superintendentof pub- lic instruction, to the position of prin- cipal of the school, in place Dr. G. B. Haueher. His salary will be equiv- alent to that which he receives as state superintendent of public instruc- tion. Dr. Schaeffer will assiune his new position at the opening of the 'all term. His present oftice is most agreeable to him, but it is understood that because of the partisan character of Governor Stone's adrnioistration he received no encouragement that he would be reappointed. Uis return t< his old place at the head of the norma school is received with greut favor b; students and patrons. Charles J. Reilley, Esq., of Williams- port, one of the many able and prom- inent attorneys of the Lycoming county bar, permanent chairman of the late Democratic state convention, and its spontaneous and unanimous nominee for judge of the superior court, is a guest at Bedford's famous iummer resort. Mr. Reilley isby birth, y education, by necessity, a leader of ten. Of fine personal appearance, eu- owed with mind quick to perceive, trong to retain, healthy to digest and .ctive to formulate and use, he pos- esses. that indescribable magnetism vhich naturally draws men to his sup- jort His career as a lawyer and pub- ic man has been most successful 1'ind been remarkably free from the usual antagonisms which beset nearly all men whose tastes aLd ambit'ons cad them to the front. Tally-Ho Party. John F. Symington, of Baltimore who is stopping at the Springs, enter tained a number of his friends to chicken and waffle supper at The Wil lows Saturday evening. The trip was made in the tally-ho drawn by Ross A Stiver's fleet-footed four-in-hand. Loss Over Eight Million. A despatch from Galveston, Tex., says chat relief work in the Brazos flooded district has been systematized, three relief trains leaving Houston, Galveston and San Antonio daily. Prob- ably negroes are now being fed and will need to be sustained for some time by the relief committees. Ail sorts of estimates are made as to the amount of the cotton loss. An estimate of 50 per cent, is considered conserva- tive. This would be a money loss of The loss sustained by the de- struction of other crops, houses, fenc- ing, stock and bridges, will be 000, while the loss to the railroads is probably making a total of Owing to the exaggerated reports circulated as to the loss of life in the recent floods, the Galveston News has made a special effort to secure the facts from each county. Reports re- ceived from 13 counties show a loss of 38 lives from drowning. BOITOX, July 9 committee hav- ing in charge the relief fnnd contrib- uted by the citizens of Boston to help the Johnstown flood sufferers in 1SS1I has telegraphed the balance of held by them to the National Banl of Aust'n, Texas, as subject to the gover- nor's orders, for distribution among the flood sufferers in that state. slopes, distances and directions, facili- tate investigation of water supply for cities, canals and power. They aid iu the development of timber resources and assist the deliberations of forestry boards and commissioners. They are the basis on which all highway and good roads improvements must be planned. They aid in determining public and political boundary lines. They serve as a basis for a report on sanitary problems, pollution of water sxipply and disposal of sewage. They are also an educational object, in pro- moting an. exact knowledge of the country and in serving teachers and pupils in geographical studies.- From an administrative and military point of view, they can be used in ques- tions relating to federal or state ad- ministration of the public works, as canals, reservations, parks, highways, and also as military base maps on which to plan works of camps, marches, etc. IIoii. S. L. Hon. Stephen Leslie Mestrezat, of Oniontowu, the Democratic nominee for justice of the supreme court, is a sojourner at Bedford Springs. Bedford county accords him a cordial welcome, and it has a right to do so, for it claims no small share in bringing about his nomination. When the nom- inating convention was hopelessly and helplessly divided in its choice and votes, Bedford county led off in its support of Judge Mestrezit, and re- mained his active supporter until he was nominated. His election is assur- ed. We rejoice that such men are elevated by the D jmocracy of the state to positions of high honor and im- portant trust and we know that the honor and dignity of our highest judi- cial tribunal will never suffer by any made by any individual under the present administration, he found that all of the officials, from Mr. McKinley down, recognized his promotion; also that some of the members of the house were ready to give him a divine title, if he would only agree to give them the committee assignments they hank- ered after. Colonel Henderson sur- prised those who thought him made of sterner stuff, by exhibiting his sore- ness, because ex-Czar Reed had not congratulated him on the success of his speakership campaign. Gen. Joe Wheeler, who will sail from San Francisco for Manila on the 20th inst., says he will not resign his seat in congress, because he expects to be back by December. Here's a brand new phase of the ex- pansion question. Bishop Grant, of the A.M.E, in Wash- ington advocating the annexation of Li bera by the United States. He told Mr. McKinley that since we had ex- panded into Asia, we might as well also take a slice of Africa; but some- how the Liberia idea doesn't seem to enthuse the expansionists. They think it all right to annex the saddle colored man, but draw the line on the black man. That Don. John R. McLean was be- ing pushed forward by his friends as a candidate for the Democratic nomina- tion 'or governor of Ohio has been ap- parent for several weeks, but it was not positively known whether it was being done with or without Mr. Mc- Lean's he authorized the publication of the following statement as to his position "I have not sought the nomination and do not regard my- self as entitled to demand it; but I have friends who havt urged my name in this connection and I am by no means indifferent. On the contrary, i would regard the nomination as a very high honor, and if it is tendered me, of course, I will accept, and regard myself as obligated to make the strong- est fight 1 can for the party. I do not think any Ohio Democrat could afford to refuse such a distinction." Mr. Mc- Lean thinks existing conditions in Ohio give the Democrats the chance they have had for some time to elect a governor, and no man has bet- ter facilities than he has.' through the numerous correspondents of his paper, the Cincinnati Enquirer, to know the exact conditions in every part of the state. A Democratic victory in Ohio this Dr. C. Campbell and wife, of Peters- burg, spent a few days this week at the Springs. Miss Margaret Bonner. of Altoona, is visiting her brother, Mr. J. F'. Bon- ner, of this place. Mrs. W. T. Hughes spent a few days this week with her sister, Mrs. Alice Henry, of Everett. Mrs. John Cowan and family, of Phil- adelphia, are visiting Mrs. Cowan's sister, Mrs. E. F. Kerr. Ralph Longenecker, Esq of Pitts- burg, is visiting his parents, Hon. and Mrs. J, TJ. Longenecker. lion. Joseph C. Ferguson, one of the judges of the orphans' court of Phila- delphia, is at the Arandale. Misses Pauline and Marguerite Gil- christ, of Philadelphia, are visiting their aunt, Mrs. John 1. Corle. Mrs. A. C. Daniels and sons, Messrs. Percy and Joe Daniels, are visiting relatives and friends in Berlin. F. C. McGirr, Esq., of Pittsburg spent a few days here this week witl his mother, Mrs B. H. MeGirr. Miss Nellie Reed, who had been vis iting her aunt, Jliss Lizzie Bain, has returned to her home at Roanoke, Va Mr. H. L. Hershey, of Harrisburg reven-je collector of the Ninth district spent a few days at the Springs. Mr. Andrew Jackson Pennell, a gov eminent employee at Washington spenta few days this week with friend in Bedford. On MonJay Miss Lenore Armstron and her brother, Mr. Frank Armstrong went to Frostburg, Md., to visit rela tives and friends. Rev. Mary E. Calhoun, of Clearville and Rev. E. N. Turner, of Stanford N. Y., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. n. Brightbill yesterday. Miss Maine Tyhurstand Miss Kat Willoughhy, of Huntingdon, are visi ing at the home of Express Agen Charles A. Willoughby. Mr. Ell'ott Latshaw and family, Curryville, who are traveling for the' health in a "house are spenc ing a few days near the Springs. Dr. Statler, of Alum Baal Talk and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST leaned From PotEta Picked Up By Tkrtlut IU- portwn. 'Squire M. D. SrnelUer and Rev. T. K Cromer, of St. Clairs'ville, were anion Wednesday's visitors to Bedford. Mr. H. G. Shuck, wife and son Har- old left Bedford on Monday for Mexico, N. Y., where they will visit the parents of Mrs. Shuck before returning to their home in Colorado. Mr. D. H. Barrick and wife, of Phil- adelphia, arc sojourning at 'he Springs. The circus is coming. Ice-cream soda is "on tap." Mrs. S. F. Statler is very ill. Belford's carnival is coming to Bed- ord July 17. The State Bar association will bold ext year's convention at Bedford prings. The threc-month-old son of Job Bare- oot, of Bedford township, died on Wednesday morning. U Wesley Ault, of McKeesport, and !va Redinger, of Everett, were mar- led at Cumberland June 6. While working in the P. R. K. shops t Altoona the other day John McEl- sh, formerly of Bedford, had his foot rushed. Prof. D. F. Enoch, formerly princi- al of the Hyndman public schools, as been elected principal of the Will- amsburg schools. Overcoats were in demand the early 'art of this week. "But things are ifferent as the Honorable latthew Stanley says. A marriage license was recently granted at Hollidaysburg to James linton, of Bedford county, and Annie i. McGee, of Ore Hill. Miss Jessie Bailey Barclay gave a re- ception at her borne yesterday evening rom 5 to 7 o'clock in honor of her aunt, Miss Bailey, of Newport. Jaines B. McGraw, brother of Mrs. Austin Hann, of Pleasantville, and i'S. Andrew Negley, of Saxton, died at his home in Lock-port on Sunday. The girls are showing their patriot- sni these days by wearing feathers in their hats like the one "Yankee Doodle Dandy" wore when he came to town. C. W. Bruner, district president of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, installed the newly-eleeted officers of the Schellsburg camp Monday evening. Rev. Julian Carter, who is a student of the General Theological seminary, New York, conducted services in the Episcopal church of Bedford on Sun- day. Rev. S. Charles Stover, of Cessna, will preach in the Reformed church, Bedford, Sunday evening at o'clock. There will be no service in the morning. George R. Scull, of the Somerset llcrnlil, has been appointed census su- pervisor for this, the Thirteenth dis- trict, composed of the counties of Bed- ford, Blair, Cambria and Somerset. Rev. M. L Culler, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, Bedford, will preach on Sunday, July 10, at a. m. xhe first of a series of sermons on the Apoc- alypse, or "Book of Revelation of St. John." Toerge's orchestra, of Pittsburg, ar- rived at the Springs last week and the quartet that had been furnishing mu- sic there to the Arandale. Both organizations are composed of musi- cians of note. A concert for the benefit of the Catholic church will be given in Ridenour Hall Tuesday, July 25. A fine programme will be rendered on that occasion. For particulars see next week's paper. The kissing bug is a lightning change artist. lie operates under so many dis- guises that it is hard to identity, cap- ture and chastise him, despite the fact that his latest photographs are pub- lished in the papers nea .y every day. A fii e, supposed to have been of in- cendiary origin, destroyed the barn of Capt. Hezekiah Hammer, near Pleas- antville, on Thursday night of last The A Kilkenny Affair. followers of ex-Congressman A Family Reunion. Rev. W. W. Deatrick, professor of Psychology and Pedagogy of the Key- stone state normal school, Kutztown, Pa wife, daughter and son; Rev. E R. Deatrick, B. of the Keformed church, Woodberry, Md., wife and daughter are visiting Prof. C. Y. Smith and family, with whom Rev. William M. Deatrick, D D., is making his home. Mrs. Smith is the only daugh- ter of Dr. Deatrick For a number of years it has been the custom to hold annual family reunions. Two years ago the reunion was held at thehomeof Professor Deatrick, Kutztown, year at Rev. E. R. Deatriek's, Wood- berry, Md., and this year it is being held at the residence of Prof. C. V. Smith on Pitt street. Hicks Thropp's min- ions have locked horns over the site of the public building in Altoona. The squabble promises to be a Kilkenny affair, with all the trimmings which go to make that famous event so inter- esting. If Boss Thropp is as potential in Washington as he is in Bedford county he will have everything his own way. Porch Tarty. On Wednesday morning Mrs. Frank E. Colvin gave a porch party in honor of her sister, Miss Elizabeth Wilhelm, of Hyndman. The following persons were present: Miss Carlisle, of Cur- wensville, Misses Margaret and Sue Jordan, Miss Armstrong, Miss Hartley, Miss Blaekwelder, Miss Amos, Miss Enfield and Miss James, of Bedford. act of his. It is a pleasure to witnass the suc- cess of such a man. It increases, if possible, our pride in our glorious in- stitutions and our love of this "land of the where "Fame follows merit wherever it goes." A Buy at WoirslmrB The following persons picnicked at Wolfsburg on Wednesday Miss Jo- sephine Brady, Miss Janet Watts, of Harrisburg; Miss Margaret Reynolds, Miss Vance Rutherfoord, Miss Lillian Middleton, Miss Virginia H. Tate, Messrs. Hug'.' Barclay, i'aul Reed, Solomon Metzger, of Bed- ford; Messrs. Charles Frazier, of Will- iamsport, and Robert Abercrombie, of Cresson. Bowling Party. Miss Gussie Alsip gave a bowling party at the Arandale on Wednesday. Miss Alsip won the first prize for la- dies, her score being 135; Miss Miller, of Altoona, captured second prize and Mrs. E H. Stulb, of Germantown, third. R. A. Pitts, of Philadelphia, whose score was in, was -awarded first prize for gentlemen; William Mc- Millan, of Mahanoy City, second, and Benjamin Knoop, of Washington, D.C., third. year would make a corking good starter for the presidential campaign. Representative Epes, of Virginia, heartily endorses the suggestion, made in a Washington paper, that Senator Martin be made chairman of the Demo- cratic national committee, if Senator Jones' health should prevent his re- taining the position. Said Mr. Epes "Without disparagement to any man, I want to say that Senator Martin has pre-eminent qualifications for the place. He is one of the wisest mana- gers in the whole field of American politics to-day, and if he can be pre- vailed upon to act as national chair- man, the party will havis the benefit of an experienced and sagacious counselor who can be depended upon to make no mistakes in the momentous campaign before us." Governor Roosevelt is now posing as a military expert. He says that Mr. McKinley sent for him to consult him in that capacity concerning the officers and organization of the new regiments which are to be immediately recruited for the Philippines. It is more likely that Roosevelt's errand in Washington was a political one of some sort. Mr. Barrick was formerly a member of the wholesale drug firm of Barrick Roller, Philadelphia. Mr. Frank Fetterhoff, editor of the Neici, spent Saturday and Sunday here with his wife and daughter, who are visiting at the Milburn-farm near Bedford. Dr. C. N. Hickok and Mr. Edward Robinett, of Everett, were in Bedford on Wednesday. Dr. Hickok, always a welcome visitor was given a cordial reception by his multitude of friends here. Mr. J. Howard Staley, the popular clerk of the Hotel Waverly, has re- signed his position and gone to Alle- gheny City. After spending some time there he will go to Tennessee. Mr. W. B. Miller, of the firm of Mil- ler ct Strockbine, manufacturers of trunks, bags and satchels, Philadel- phia, spent Sunday here with friends. Mr. Miller was one of the first scholars of the Reformed Sunday school of this place, which celebrated its fiftieth an- niversary June Mr. Samuel S. Jordan, who has had charge of Mr. G.A. Spies' jewelry store at Charleroi, recently resigned his po- sition and returned home. After spend- ing a few days here with his mother, Mrs. May Jordan, he will go to Pitts- burg to work for Mr, W. O. Weniger. a prominent jeweler of that place. Marriage Licenses, George B Ramsey, of Saxton, ana Mary M. Weaverling, of Everett. George narr, of Lincoln township, and Catharine Snyder, of West St. Clair township. Johns Killing. John S. Rilling, Esq., one of Erie county's prominent attorneys, and chairman of the Democratic state com- mittee, is basking in the cool shades of Bedford Springs andquaffing its gurg- ling waters. Following the illustrious example of the great leaders in polit- ical thought and action of days now gone by forever, he finds in Bedford air and water the refreshing and reviv- ing influences that can be found no- where else in the state His large ac- quaintance with the great and import- ant interests of the whole common- wealth, and with the men who mould and direct the thoughts and actions of the people, furnishes to him just the qualifications demanded in a success- ful political leader. A man of wonder- ful activity, a thinker and a listener more than a talker, firm in his convic- tions, safe in his intuitions, of pleas- ing address, of sterling habits, the Democracy is to be congratulated in its selection of such an executive lead- week. Some hay and machinery were also burned. The loss is about 8500. There was no insurance on the prop- erty. Belford's circus, billed for Bedford next Monday, is said to be one of best shows of its kind on the read. The manager assures us it is a "mon- strous show of strictly new and orig- inal features; sterling attractions and modest merit unsurpassed; moral in tone, chaste and pure." The following young people spent Wednesday at Falling Springs: Miss Mamie Roberts, Miss Mary Prosser, Miss Jessie McNamara, Miss Annie Kean, Miss Bertha Gailey, Miss Grace Stewart and Miss May Shaffer, Messrs. Clyde Cessna, Charles McLaughlin, Harry James, John Brightbill and Daniel Cessna. Yesterday evening Miss Lillian Mid- dleton entertained the following per- sons to a chicken and wame supper at The Willows, in honor of her guest, Miss Janet Watts, of Harrisburg: Miss Josephine Brady, Miss Watts, of Harrisburg: Miss Margaret Reynolds, Miss Vance Rutherfoord, Miss Virginia II. Tate, Messrs. Hugh Barclay, Joseph Barclay, Paul Reed, Solomon Metzger and Richard Hall, of Bedford: The party was chaperoned by Mrs. H. D. Tate. ___________________ Col. James M. Guffcy. Col. James M. Guffey, of Pittsburg, member of the national Democratic committee for Pennsylvania and lead- er of the Democratic party of this state, is now stopping at the Bedford Springs, where he is always a wel- come guest. Colonel Guffey has prov- ed himself to be a wise counselor and safe leader and has so united the Dem- ocratic party that there is now a hope- ful prospect of carrying the state. The Democrats Bedford are pleased to have him amongst them and many have called on him to show their re- spect and confidence in their leader. llelford's Show In ConJlnjr. George W. Belford's carnival of nov- elties will visit Bedford on Monday, July 17. This show U one of the old act at a time. They have many new and attractive features nev- er presented to the public before. The show is strictly moral in every partic- ular and may be visited by ladies and children without escort. Gentlemanly ushers are in attendance to wait on them. A grand free exhibition will be given on the show at 1 p. m. daily. Doors open at 1 and 7 p. m. Admission, 35e; children, 15c. i NEWSPAPER!   

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