Bedford Gazette, July 21, 1899

Bedford Gazette

July 21, 1899

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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania THE (MITE Is seven days ahead of them all. BE GAZETTE. If it isn't in The Gazette It didn't happen. VOL. 94. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1899. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. THE DEATH Those Who Have Been Called To Their Eternal Home, JOHN GILBERT FISHER William C. John Danger- Life's Work Is o-graphleii of the Departed. John Gilbert Fisher was born at Berlin, Somerset county, sixty-three ears ago and died in Bedford July 17, IS'.i'j. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fisher, who died at their home in Berlin several years ago. Decedent came to Bedford when a young man. For a number of years he taught school in this county, at one time being principal of the Boydstown school. He finally forsook the peda- gogical path and entered the field of journrJis'm. From 1871 to 1830 he was local editor of the BEDFOKII and right well did he perform the duties pertaining to the position. He was a Trenchant writer, fearlesc and forceful. Mr. Fisher served as deputy register and recorder for six years and as clerk to the county commissioners for nine "ears. In politics he was a Democrat and with pen and voice ablj1 espoused the principles of that party. On the twelfth of May, 1SG3, he was united in marriage to Miss Martha J. Snively, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. An- drew Snively, of Schellsburg. To this union three children were born, name- ly, Andrew S., William II. and Harry. The last named died in Bedford in Is30. Andrew S. is an attorney, and, with his mother and brother, lives in Altoona, to which place the family re- moved seven or eight years ago. De- cedent is also survived by seven broth- ers and one Harry W. Fisher, a prominent educator, of Pitts- burg; Prof. Philip Fisher, a well known instructor, of California; Rev. Frank Fisher, of Philadelphia, and Rev. Will- iam H. Fisher, D. D., of Easton, Lu- theran ministers; Samuel Fisher, of Dakota; Mrs. Rufus Landis, Tobias and Daniel Fisher, of Berlin. The fun- eral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock and were con- ducted by Rev. Martin L. Culler, pas- tor of tbe Lutheran church. Inter- ment in the Bedford cemetery. The pall-bearers were Josiah Amos, Ed. R. Home, George liollinger and B. F. Jlock. THE UNION PICNIC, It Win Be Held at Napier Station JfMt Wednesday. It has been decided to hold the union basket Sunday school picnic at Napier station next Wednesday, July SO. AH are cordially invited to attend. At o'clock hay wagons will assemble at the public square, where the several schools with their iriends will gather. Those who desire to do so can make the trip on the train which leaves Bed- ford at 15.43 a. in. and returns at 4.10 p. m. Ro.ind-trip tickets will cost 2B cents. Every young person in '..own should attend this picnic and the busi- ness men should make arrangements to give their employees a day off. In fact, all our people should be present at least a portion of the day and thus contribute their part to its pleasures. Detailed information in regard to the picnic will be given in the Sunday schools next Sabbath, IMPRESSIVE SERVICES, Employmant Possible For Surplus Labor, A NEW INDUSTRY, Every Should Give Its Promoters of the Work to lie Done. William C. William C. Wisegarver was born in Bedford township December II, 1S15, and suddenly, at his home in Cessna July 15, aged eighty-three months and one day. When a voung man he was united in mar- riage to Miss Smith, who died about a year ago. He is survived by the fol- lowing children Mrs. Heorge Mrs. Millwood Morehead and Mrs. Henrietta Earnest, of Bedford town- ship. One sister, Mrs. Uershberger, of Johnstown, also survives him. De- cedent familiarly called 'Squire" Wisegarver and held the position of justice of the peace for a number of vears. Ue was a man of more than ordinary ability. The funeral services were held at St. Paul's Reformed church on Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. S. C. Stover, assist- ed by Rev. E. E. Parson. It was the most largely attended funeral held in that community for -aany years. Mrs. Joho Mrs. John Dangerfield, colored, died at her home in Usdford on Sunday. She was in her sixty-eighth year. De- cedent was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Harris. She was married twice. Mr. Johnson, her first husband, was killed on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Eleven years ago she married John Dangerfield, who survives her. There- mains were laid to rest in the Mt. Ross cemetery Monday afternoon at four o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Riley, pastor of the Bethel A. M. E. church, assisted by Rev. J. T. Moore, of the A. M. E. Zion church. The deceased was a member of the Bethel church, woman. She was a good Rev. Deatrick, With His Children, Visits Ills Old I'arlsnloners In Friends Cove. In last wee'-'s mention was made of the reunion of the family of the venerable Dr. W M. Deatrick now happening at the residence of Prof. C. V. Smith on Eist Pitt street Rev. Dr Deatrck, as many of our readers will remember, was pastor of the Reformed churches in Friend's Cove from 1803 to 1S75. During this period he greatly endeared himself to the good people of that section. There, too. his sons, the two clergymen who are now visiting him, grew to young manhood. On last Sunday morning the entire party, Dr. Deatriek, his two sons and their families, and Prof. Smith and his family drove out to the Friend's Cote Reformed church. Here Communion services were in progress under the di- rection of Pastor Wehr. The morning was pleasant and Dr. Deatrick's old parishioners, or what remain of them, with their children whom he baptized and married, and their children's chil- dren, from far and wide were gathered to the service. The roads and lane for quite a distance were lined with ve- hicles while the church, even with benches introduced, could not contain all who came. The service was solemn and impres- sive. Various parts of the ritual were conducted by the four clergymen pres ent, Rev. Wehr, pastor of the eon gre- gation, Dr. Ileatrick, Rev. Prof. W. W. Deatrick, of the state normal school, E. R. Dea- trick, pastor of Trinity Reformed church, Baltimore, Md. The sermon was preached by the latter gentleman and was an eloquent and practical ser- mon on the imitation of Christ. After the Communion and before the close of the service the pastor called on Father Deatrick to address the people, which he did in as firm a voice as his emotion would_permit. At this juncture not a few moistened eyes betokened the.agi- tation of the audience. Altogether the service was one the like of which sel- dom occurs. After its conclusion the members, old and young, pressed about the aged minister and his sons anxious for a handshake and a few words personally with him who had served them and their parents so long and with the boys who had left the congregation a quarter of a century ago and who now were returning for the first time after so many years. Then the old church across the way, the site of the old school house below the graveyarc'. and the graveyard itself where so many of the acquaintances of the olden time now take their quiet rest, were visited. Dinner was taken at Abraham Weisel's and supper at the old parson, age with Rev. Wehr. After this the party, with the exception of the 'who remained for a day or two to saunter about their old haunts, returned to Bedford, doubtless having experienced one of the rarest pleasures of tneir lives. FATALLY INJURED. John 11. Miller Killed By a Self-Inlllctetl Gunnhot Wound. On Friday evening of last week John H. Miller left the house of his brother, Josiah Miller, of Cessna, with a shot- gun to shoot a squirrel which was on a tree nearby. Shortly af nephew, was the only person in the house, heard the report of the gun and when he went out found Mr. Miller lying across his gun on a bank a few feet from the house with a wound in his abdomen. Theinjureclman died before the boy reached his side. At first it was thought he had com- mitted suicide, but at the inquest, which was held on Friday night, the jury rendered a verdict "of accidental death from a gunshot wound in the abdomen." The jury consisted of the following persons: Elias Blackburn, Samuel Ickes, J. F. Anderson, A L. Nycum, George J. Koontz and Frank Naugle. John H. Miller was born in Mor- rison's Cove about fifty-four years ago. He was mar.'ied to Miss Mary Rice, by whom he had six children, four of whom are living, namely, Lydia, Dola, Myrtle and Artemas, of He is survived by the above named children, three brothers, Josiah, Jere miah and Michael, and three sisters, Mrs. W. KoonU, Mrs. W. Reininger and Mrs. George Croyle. On Sunday his body was taken to Rochester, Ind., for interment. De- cedent had extensive farming interests there and resided at that place many years. He came east last April. Marriage Licenses. Thomas I.Smith and Laura B.Smith, of Mann township. Edward E. Brantner and Olive K. Barton, of East Providence township. Charles Fleegle, of Napier township, and Letitia Decker, of Fulton county. Gerehart, of Brush Creek Lockjaw Killing Many. Victims of tetanus, next to hydro- phobia, the most deadly of diseases, number scores in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Since July 4 it has been epidemic. Six deaths have resulted from it in Philadelphia alone and reports from other cities are even worse. The public has at last awaken- ed to the fact, long known to physi- cians, that there is no sure cure for lockjaw in its acute stage. The con- sensus of opinion of doctors inter- viewed is that for acute cases of this disease there is no known sure cure. Death is almost certain, the percent- age of fatalities running as high as eighty-five or ninety per cent. Just why this present outbreak should come no one seems to know. All sorts of theories are advanced, but none stands investigation. The bacilli of tetanus are found in the ground, more particularly near stables, but else- where as well. The summer has been very dry, and some theorists believe that the wind scatters the germs. But last summer was warmer and drier than this and the cases of lockjaw were few and far between. Another theory was that germs may have got into the gunpowder used on the Fourth while it was being packed, but that is ridiculous on its, face. The truth is, no one can even give a guess as to the reason for the epidemic. We were pleased to learn, during the past week, that some p'-actical efforts are being made by some of our citizens that may result in the es- tablishment of an. industrial enter- prise in our town. In order to receive correct data in regard thereto, so that we could intelligently inform our read- ers, many of whom will be deeply in- terested, we called upon Humphrey D. Tate, Esq., the originator of the coin- tetnplated enterprise, and requested the privilege of interviewing him. "Have you any we asked, "why the public should not learn, through our columns, what efforts, if any, you have made and are making in regard to the starting of some indus- trial enterprise in liedford, and what prompted you to make such Mr. Tate politely informed us that lie would be pleased to comply with our request, but would answer our last question first, and spoke as follows "No one will, indeed, no one can have but one opinion in regard to xhe deplorable business conditions as they have existed and do now exist in our community. The large majority of our men are poor, dependent upon their personal efforts for the ordinary necessaries of life, for themselves and their families; they are willing and anx'ous to work, and work every day in tt year, but there is no permanent employment, except for a comparative- ly small and limited number. It fol- lows, therefore, of necessity, that the greater portion of our people are de- pendents non-pro- ducers. Yet our people are not drones, either by nature or by choice; our young people do not desire to be idle loafers; they greatly prefer to be "bread-winners'1 and self-supporting; to be part and parcel of the great bee- hive of industry; and they desire to oe such, if possible, among their friendb and sui rounded by the endearing, re- straining and protecting influences of home. It is a, sad fact that our young people, the life and the hope of the town, under normal conditions, are compelled to leave us and seek new homes and employment in unfamiliar fields, simply because they cannot re- ceive employment here. To remain means to gvow up and struggle as their parents had to struggle, with the added danger that increased competi- tion will make their lot a more trying one. 'Times have changed and we have changed with them.' The luxu- ries of twenty years ago have become the necessities of to-day, so that the struggle for an honoreble existence lias become more intense Many who long for employment, ev-.'n in strange places, cannot go away because they cannot receive the money needed to pay their expenses of t1 avel, location, etc. "What I have stated applies with equal force to our boys and our girls. Our girls have as much solf-respect, energy and industry (if not more) as our boys, yet the lot of our girls is more hopeless. Many reasons restrain them from seeking- employment in strange cities and towns, and parents fear to have them make the effort Such reasons need not be here men- tioned, but will readily suggest them- bclves to all parents and interested friends. On this account we have a surplus female population, intelligent, active, ambitious, with nothing to do. Such being the conditions in our town, it occurred to me that any industry that would offer honorable and pleasant employment to our surplus female pop- ulation would be of benefit to the town and serve a most deserving portion of our population. ''Because I am convinced that what- ever benefits a town benefits, directly or indirectly, every individual member of it; and because I believe that, the functions and the machines do the rest. Her compensation thus depends upon the intelligent exercise of her eyes and all are on an equal basis as far as power to run the ma- chine is concerned. It has been dem- onstrated, at every point, where sach factories have been started, that i.he operators, after the first month's ex- perience have earned from to .67 per week of fifty-five hours' work, or an average weekly wage of S4 for each of the hundred or more employees. What has been accomplished else- where can be done here, as I am con- fident we have as active and energetic and intelligent girls here as they have in any town in the state. "You ask about the capital neces- sary to run such an and the attending risks enterprise be in- curred. Yes, I will tell you. In every business transaction, no mat- ter what its nature may be, there is bound to be some risk but in this en- terrrise, by afortunate combination of circumstances, the element of risk has been reduced to a minimum. The large amount of capital needed to purchase materials, pay freight, employ an ex- perienced cutter, pay wages of opera- tors, secure the services of active sales- men, the dangers of competition, bad .lebtors, change of styles and fashions, old stock on hand, etc., etc., have all jeen eliminated, because our stock will be sold before it is manufactured The only capital furnished by the citi- zens of Bedford will be invested in the plant, and this amount is comparative- ly very small when the incom thereon is considered and is derived from labor. Therefore, every dollar made, whether it is or per year, comes from the outside, remaini, here, and is spent and distributed among our busi- ness men, every branch being a sharer in its receipts. A 11 the capital needed to run the f actorj is assumed and fur- nished by outsiders. As before stated, the matter is in the control of tbe citi- of Bedford. They must decide. I sincerely hope, in fact, I expect to push the enterprise to a successful re- ality. I know it will require effort. To succeed means to overcome and break down selfishness, indifference and old fogy notions, which heretofore, too much, have swayed all of us. To do this, is worth a year's hard work. "1 am especially auxious to succeed, because I am convinced that if we make this one effort a success, other enter- prises will follow in its train. There is no substantial reason why, within the next few years, several little en- terorises should not be in successful operation in Bedford, from which the wage revenue derived should amount to one thousand dollars per week, all which would be spert in our town. Contamplate and calculate the benefits to be derived from such an addition to the money now circulating m our midst. "I have intentionally used the words little enterprises' because I realize thatlarge enterprises, involving a great amount of capital and employing hun- dreds of men, cannot be expected in our place, and, therefore, ought not to be considered. But by a number of small ones we can attain the same gen- eral practical results." ULCER HAS RES His Resignation Is In the Hands of the President. RETIRED "UNDER FIRE." General Nelson A. Miles ut the Head of the Wur Fairy X.ilea. Special correspondence of TIIE GAZETTE. WASHINGTON, July to desperation by the indignant outcry against his mismanagement of the war department and humiliated NEWS ITEMS, RILLING IS HOPEFUL, Willies." On Monday evening eight tramps were arrested in Bedford for drunken- ness and disorderly conduct. They were given a hearing on Tuesday af- ternoon and Johnson, prosperity of the individual member means the prosperity of the whole community, I made it my business to look up some branch of industry for which our town seemed especially adapted. You will therefore, that my motives have not been entirely dis- interested. "During a recent business trip to Philadelphia, in conversation with some friends, I spoke, in as glowing terms as I could use, of the beauties of old Bedford, deplored its isolated posi- tion, and complained of its dull and antiquated business conditions, etc. One of my friends suggested to me helps those vcho help anil, in plain words, asserted, what we all know to be a fact, that 'Bedford is just exactly what its citizens have made and much more of the same import. I acknowledged that Jiis re- marks were undeniable, and requested that lie make suggestions upon which I conld act. Knowing in substance our condition, as I have attempted above to describe it, he told of the successful operation of a factory in which he was interested, where all the operators were females. It impressed me at once, and then and there my present interest began. Investigation follow- ed, aud the result is that a factory is a possibility in Bedford; it can be made a certainty, if our citizens do but their act for himself and not wait to see what his neighbor will do. I expect to call upon all the business men in tofvn, and by having each one do 'a little'all will be benefited. "The character of the work to be done The Democrats Will Make un Active Cam A despatch from Harrisburg to the Philadelphia Pi says: "The Demo- crats are going to make an active campaign, according to State Chair- man Rilling, who was here with Can- didates Creasy and Eeilly and left for home this morning. Chairman Rilling said: three candidates and myself spent a day at Bedford Springs, where Colonel Guffey s.pen.ding a week. We went to g'et acquainted and have an informal talk about the campaign. The committee on notification has been appoinLed and will be announced in a few days. We have invitations to come to several places and will decide shortly the time and place of the meet- ing. the campaign, we ex- pect to keep the fight up from now on. We had a thoroughly Democratic con- vention one of the best ever held in the state. This convention was com- posed of the representatives of the people, nominated three good candi- dates, all of them being able, honest and Ood-fearing men, and we appeal to the honor of the Pennsylvania voters to elect them. "The disclosures made during the past year regarding tha condition of revealing the whica this de- ItUSSELL A. ALOEE. by the freezing-out process to which he has been subjected by the president for the last month, Secretary of War Alger to-day placed in the president's hands the letter of resignation which he wrote out nco-rly two weeks ago and which will become effective on August 1, or "at the pleasure of the president." Although Secretary Alger has again and again declare'! in the last six months that he not retire from the cabinet under fire, nor until t'ue president asked for liis resignation, he has been compelled to drop his bravado and get out before there was any let-up in the war on him, and without receiving the direct request fi'om the president, which ho insisted he must have. He will it now appears, even stay to write the annual report, in which he intended to at- tempt a vindication of his manage- ment of the war department, and that work will bo done under the direction of his successor. Alger qi-its the cabinet under a darker clouil than any man who has had a seat at a president's official table since the days of Belkuap and his fall will elicit none of thp sympathy that went out to Grant's unfortunate secretary of war. Alger's appointment in the first place was in itself a scan- dal, in view of the stain on his mili- tary record and the political connec- tions that had been publicly charged to him by John Sherman. But Presi- dent McKinley ".ias been well punished for his worse than weakness in invit- ing Alger to a seat at his cabinet table, and for liis lack of courage in failing to ask for Alger's resignation a year ago, when his mismanagement of affairs became apparent to the whole world. It appears almost certain that the president has not as yet picked out anyone to succeed Alger. Many names are mentioned in connection with the prospective vacancy, all of them of men who have been more or less dis- cussed as possible secretaries of war ever since Alger's retirement was first mooted. Governor Roosevelt, of New is a strong favorite, as wel1 as Gen. Horace Porter, now ambassador to France, and Gen. James H. Wilson, of Delaware, now in Cuba. It is also suggested that Attorney General Griggs may be transferred to the head 01" the war department. The law very plainly says that in the absence of both the secretary and the assistant secretary of war the gen- eral commanding the army shall be acting secretary of war. Alger and his assistant have both been away since Friday and the result was the ab- solute suspension of all public busi- ness requiring the signature or action of the secretary of war, although Gen eral Miles was in his office in the state war and navy department building each day, prepaied to perform the du- ties of secretary of war. Adjutant General Corbin said that General Miles The Daily Happenings Gathered anil Brief- ly Recorded. Somerset county is building a hos- pital for the chronic insane. Horatio Alger, the popular author of stories for boys, died atNatick, Mass., on Tuesday. Ex-Judge William Somerset, has sold acres of coal land in Somerset county to the Reading Iron company, of Reading. A copy of the first folio of Shakes- peare was sold at auction in London, Eng., for a record price. The highest previous price paid for a copy was Captain Andrews, who on June 18 left Atlantic City, N. J., in a small boat to cross the Atlantic ocean, was picked up by a steamer the other day. An- drews was exhausted. Alexander McDonald, of Cincinnati, 0., has accepted the first vice-presi- dency of the Standard Oil company and will remove to New York. The position accepted by Mr. McDonald carries with it a salary of a year. The Chicago Tribune prints revised figares, gathered from correspondents throughout the country, showing a los'i of 141 lives resultant from the last, Foarth of July celebration. Some of these died July 4; others from in- juries received then. Lockjaw caused the death of eighty-three out of the 141. TRUTH SUPPRESSED, The Censor at Manila Has With- held Facts, DISTORTED DESPATCHES Have Falsely Painted liopef ul Prospects- Both the People and the Aduiiulstralion Have Itceu Misled. township, Fulton county, and Alice Leasure, of West Providence township. George Bush and Mary Wisegarver, of Cessna. Bedford Township's Primary. The Democratic primary election will be held at the usual place of vot- B. May's chair Sat- urday, July 29, between the hours of 1 and 6 p. C. A. WEKTZ, Committeemaa Bedford Township. James Wilson, George Meyers, Charles Brown, Blair Reeder, Joseph Spencer and James sentenced to twenty-four hours in jail and Maurice discharged on con- dition that he would leave town and not come back. Under a law passed last winter, a commission consisting of the sheriff, the judge and the commissioners can be organized and it would have the power to compel all male prisoners to work during the time of their impris- onment. Wouldn't it be a good plan to take advantage of this statute and put all "Wandering Willies" and "jail birds" to work on the streets or the reservoir? is the manufacture, by power ma- chinery, of lip'at clothing, such as shirts, waists, etc., etc. We will ex- pect to employ about sixty operators, commencing with ten the first week, and adding ten or more each week thereafter until the full force of active, industrious and energetic operators is obtained. The use of steam to furnish power relipves the operator from the nervous and physical strain which has proven itself to be so hard on females who continuously operate our ordinary foot-power sewing the increased capacity of each machine enables the operator to accomplish so much more work thereby. Her eye our state treasury, shameful manner in partment of the state government lias been and is being prostituted to further the political interests and the continued political pull of the present corrupt poLn.ical machine which con- trols affairs ill Pennsylvania, is a suf- ficient reason for electing Mr. Creasy for the office of state treasurer. Under his administration the people need not have any fears but that the same would be administered in their inter- est and in an honest, legal manner. "We anticipate that the' good people of Pennsylvania will rebuke the un- warranted assault made by Quay's governor on our commou school sys- tem by the attempt to veto a part of the school appropriation, which action we believe to be unconstitutional, and propose at the pioper time to institute legal proceedings to test the legality of it. We propose to stand by the 'Littlj Red School and believe that the people of Pennsylvania will join us in this work of upholding and our common school sys- tem, of which we are so proud." Political Platforms. Ex-Srnator Dubois says that if the Republican platform comes out square- ;y for the single gold standard, as now seems likely, it will elect Bryan by votes; that he knows of thousands who voted the Republican ticket in '06 solely because of the prom- was acting secretary of war, bat, as a matter of fact, from Friday until to- day, General Miles did not sign a sin- gle paper as acting1 there must have been hundreds relat- ing to routine matters requiring the secretary's signature. It was another added to the many unnecessary slights put upon General Miles by Secretary Alger and the willing tools with which he has surrounded himself in the war department. Although the law says that General Miles should have been acting secretary of during those three days, Alger, assuming himself greater than the law, said that there should be no secretary of war during that period, and his word was obeyed, regardless of cost or all business heldup to await his return. So many more or less prominent Re- publicans have come to Washington of late with substantially the same, story about Colonel Bryan's loss of popular- ity in the west that it is practically certain that these men are workirg in concert, trying to prevent Coloni 1 Bryan being renorainated for president by the Democrats. Whether they are doing this under instructions from the Republican leaders, who are known 1o fear Colonel Bryan's candidacy, or in the interests of the handful of eastern Democrats, who, although they cannot pledge a single electoral vote, are also trying to prevent Colonel Bryan's nom- ination, is not entirely clear, but that they are spreading the story with a purpose is as clear as anything can be clear as the falsity of the story, for instance. Representative Lentz, of Ohio, is in Washington upon important legal bus- iness. He no longer regards himself as a candidate for the Democratic gu- bernatorial nomination, but frankly It has been decided by the courts that if a bicycle rider falls or sustains any in-'iry on account of a dog barking or snapping at him the owner of the animal is responsible for damages. In a, recent case a cyclist obtained damages by reason of being thrown from a wheel on account of a vicious dog attacking him. The adjutant general of Kansas has issued a statement intimating that the government is holding back the de- livery of letters written by volunteers of the Twentieth Kansas regiment, which has performed such g.illant service in the Philippines, in order to suppress knowledge of an alarmingly unhealthy condition of the regiment. Despite strenuous efforts to secure a reprieve, including an appeal to the queen, Mary Ann Ansell, who was con- victed of murdering her sister, an in- mate of an insane asylum, by sending her poisoned cake, was hanged on Wednesday at St. Alban's, Eng. The crime for wliieh Mrs. Ansell was ex- ecuted was committed for the purpose of securing the payment of life insur- ance money. A debpatcli from Lambertville, N. J., July 17, says "Great swarms of bugs descended on this city and vicinity last niglit and literally covered everything. Just about the time the arc lights were turned on they made their appearance. People walking on the streets were kept busy fighting them off and houses became filled with them. On Cottage Hill the bugs seemed to fall in showers and residents were compelled to keep in their homes and close doors and windows. The bugs were black and resembled roaches, having a hard shell- like back, but were small. This morn- ing the ground under the arc lights was covered with bodies oi' millions of them." Upon the question whether his vic- tim was brute or human depends A. II. Brewer's guilt or innocence of the crime of murder, says a despatch from Bone- steel, S. D. Biower was one of tie owners of a small show. Among the attractions was a creature of seeming- ly a higher form of animal life than a monkey and lower than a man. Brow- er called the animal tbe "Missing Link" and laid great stress on the al- leged fact that no one was able to say whether it belonged to the human or the brute creation. lie nowavers that the freak was a monkey. In a scuttle with it the showman became angry and, seizing a heavy club, dealt his an- tagonist a blow from the effects of which it died. The local authorities placed Brower under arrest on the charge of murder. His lawye-s set up a defense that their client did not take the life of a human the mag- sitrate bound him over to the grand jury. Nearly all the mining companies in the Second Bituminous district, which includes Cambria, Bedford, Somerset, Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson, Indiana, Elk, Cameron, Clinton, Blair and Hun- tingdon counties, have posted notices informing the miners that the wages for pick mining would be advanced from 43 to 50 cents a ton. Machine The constantly increasing strictness of the censorship of press despatches from Manila, which has prevented the cabling to the United States of any tiling that did not reflect official views of important events and conditions, has resulted in a united effort on the part of the correspondents in the Philippines to secure an abatement of the rigor of the censorship. They have had two long interviews with Major-General Otis, commander of the military forces in the Philippines, when they asked that they ba allowed to cable to their respective papers all facts and the different phases of events as they transpired in the islands. The correspondents complained that the evident purpose of the censorship was not to keep information from the enemy but to keep from the public a knowledge of the real condition of affairs. It was made clear to General Otis that tlie objection was to the system and not to the censor. After the conferences the censorship was as strict as ever and the correspondents prepared the following statement, which was published in all the leading dailies of this country on Tuesday: "The undersigned, being all staff correspondents of American newspa- pers stationed in Manila, unite in the following statement: "We believe that, owing to official despatches from Manila made public in Washington, the people of the Unit- ed States have not received a correct impression of the situation in the Phil- ippines, but that these despatcheshave presented an ultra-optimistic view that is not shared by the general officers in the field. "We believe the despatches incorrect- ly represent the existing conditions among the Filipinos in respect to inter- nal dissensions and demoralization re- sulting from the American campaign and to the brigand character of their army. "We believe the despatches err in the declaration that 'the situation is well in and in the assumption that the insurrection can be speedily ended without a greatly increased force. think the tenacity of the Filipi- no purpose has been underestimated and that the statements are unfounded that volunteers are willing to engage in further service. "The censorship has compelled us to participate in this misrepresentation by excising or altering uncontrovert- ed statements of facts on the plea, as General Otis stated, that 'they would alarm the penple at home' or 'have the people of the United States by the ears.' "Specifications: Prohibition of hos- pital reports; suppression of full re- ports of field operations in the event o: failure; numbers of heat prostrations in the field; systematic minimisation o: naval operations and suppression o: complete reports of the situation." The foregoing is signed by John T, McCutcheon, Harry Armstrong, o[ tin Chicago Hcconl; Oscar K. Davis, P. G McDonnell, New York Robert M Collins, John P. Dunning, L. Jones, the Associated Press; John F. Bass, Wil Dinwiddie, New York Herald: E. D Skeene, Scripps-McRae Richard Little, Chicago Tribune. PERSONAL NOTES. ise to bring about a wider use for sil- ver who will under no circumstances vote a gold standard ticket Mr. Du- bois says he regards it as certain that the Republican platform will contain as strong an anti-trust plank as the Democratic platform, but thinks the individual voter should have no doubt as to which party will really combat the trusts. Mr. Dubois also says that he is certain the tickets will be headed next year by Bryan and McKinley, as says he would like to have the second place on the Bryan ticket and adds that he has received encouragement enough to cause him to believe that he may receive the nomination for vice-presi- denD. mining will be increased 3Jj' cents. Twenty thousand miners -will get the benefit of this increase. Foster, the weather prognostica.tor says: "The long-ago forecasts that this would be a year of unusual, extreme and remarkable weather events is being verified by the actual weather of each succeeding week. Theseextremes will be continued into the fall and winter months with still greater force and before we get through with these great magnetic disturbances it will have been demonstrated that planetary influences can produce uncomfortable environments for man and beast." Director of the Census Merriam esti- mates that the coming census will show a population of about taking into account, among other things, the falling off of immigration in recent years. InlSOOthe population of the United States was Then there were about 200 newspapers. To-day, with the population increased less than sixteen-fold, we have more than newsapers and periodicals, an increaseof one hundred-fold. With all this literature, it would seem that there is no immediate danger of the country going to the "bow-wows." In Camp at Wolfttburg. The following young men from Mey- ersdale are spending two weeks in camp at Wolfsburg: "Ward Al- bert Truxal, Charles Cook, Fulton Shipley, Lee Collins, William Naugle, Roy Glessner, Robert Stoughten, Jo- seph Reed. Mr Dull, who is a native of Bedford, is "chaperoning" the party and it goes without the saying that the boys are greatly enjoying their s, July expos! tion of the true situation at Manila by the united newspaper correspondents there has created a sensation iik that of the Santiago "round which revealed the truth concerning Shafter's army. It corroborates the statements made by the returning appalling conditions in the Philip- also previous revelations con- cerning the strict censorship at Wash- ington. General Otis, like General Shaf ter, has viewed his army from a point far in the rear of the front lines. Army offi- cials here have lost faith in him, as it is too manifest that he has underes- timated the situatiou and misled the administration in the matter of the strength required to put down the re- bellion. General Otis is tbe creation of Cor- bin and Alger. General Miles did not recommend fact, was not con- su' ed regarding his fitness for the position. The Santiago "round robin" resulted in sending General Miles to the theatre of military operations, when quick re- sults were obtained. If it is found to be true, as the correspondents assert, that General Otis has caused incorrect information to be sent to the war de- partment at Washington and that he has misrepresented the situation to the president, he should besupplantec by an officer of more tact and greater People Who Move Hither and Tlilther In This Busy World. Mr. John S. Bowers, of Martinsburg, vas in Bedford this week. Mr. C. C. Dickens, of Mobile, Ala., is pending some time in Bedford. Mr. W. G. Taylor, of Wilmington, Del., is stopping at the Waverly. Mr. Samuel Naus, of Ellerslie, is vis- ting his father, Mr. Simon Naus. Miss Margaret Henderson is bpend- ng a few weeks at Sulphur Springs. Capt. J. H. Sparks, of pent a few days in Bedford this week. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Bert spent a few .ays last week at Atlantic City, N. J. District Attorney Henry Duffy, of Baltimore, is stopping at the Arandale. Mr.'G. H. Appleman, of Baker's Sum- mit, was a Bedford visitor on Monday. Senator J. S. Weller recently return- ed from a visit to friends in Louisville, Miss Margaret Reynolds is visiting her aunt, Mrs. C. L. Bretz, of Cumber- and. Mr. Charles Enfield, of McKeesport, s visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. Enfield. Mrs. DelCalb Wilt and son, of Ft. Irittleton, are visiting Mrs. Richard iorboy. Mr. George Thompson is visiting his irother, Mr. C. W. Thompson, of Mey- rsdale. Mr. DeCharmes Barclay, of Philadel- phia, is a guest of his brother, Mr. William Barclay. Miss Jennie Morehead and Miss Cora Cecil, of Cumberland, are guests of yliss Sue Eicholtz. Rev. Irvin W. Hendricks and son, Paul, spent the past ten days with rel- ,tives and friends in Lansdale. Mr. Joseph M. Zimmers, of Scottdale, s spending a few days with his father, tfr. Aaron Zimmers, of Belden. Mr. J. W. Ayers, of Huntingdon, agent of the Adams Express com- >any, was in Bedford on Monday. Mr. J. C. Corle, of the firm of Grouse t Corle. Reading, is spending several days here with relatives and friends. Mr. J. F. Brightbill on Friday re- turned to Philadelphia to resume his duties as clerk in a drug store at that place. Miss Nettie Pen-in, who lias been studying music with Mrs. T. II. Lyons, aas returned to her home at Flint- stone, Md. Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Tyler, of Phila- delphia, are at the Springs. Mr. Tyler is president of the Fourth Street na- tional bank. Mrs. Demetrius Edwards and chil- dren, of Elkins, W. Va., are visiting Mrs. Edwards' brother-in-law, Mr. Heyden Edwards. Mrs. William A. of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. George Crane, of Colum- bia. Pa., were guests of Mrs. Annie Hartley this week. Mrs. J. W. Madore, of Hyndraan.and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Madore, Jr., of Scott Haven, were visiting B. F. Ma- dore, Esq., this week. Miss Bessie Brewstcr and Miss Mabel McCarthy, of Huntingdon, spent Sat- urday and Sunday with their friend, Miss May Willoughby. Curtis U. Metzler, Esq., a prominent young lawyer of Boston, is touring Europe with a few friends. Mr. Metz- ler is a, son of Mrs. Jacob nour, of Bedford A recent arrival at Bedford Springs is Major Ransom, of Baltimore. Short- ly after the civil war broke out Ma- jor Ransom was captureJ. While in prison he became ill and enlisted the sympathy of General Sheridan, who sent him, on parole, to Bedford Springs. After regaining his health Major Ran- som gave himself up to the Union sol- diers MEKTIONED IN BRIEF, Town Talk and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST From Tarlooi ?olntt Picked Up By VbrlLurt capacity. and her hand perform their in 'CO. Deeds Recently Recorded. William M. Steckman to Bedford Springs company, one acre in Bedford township; consideration 875. Mary Corle to Augustus Kojohn and others, 50 acres in Union township; consideration Rebecca Barndollar, by administra- tor, to Simon Nyeum, lot in Everett; consideration 8900. Wills Recently Filed Henry J. Wigfleld, late of Monroe township, bequeaths his entire estate both real and personal, to his wife At her death the same is to be equally divided among his children. J. M. Van Horn is appointed executor. Joseph Morris, late of West St. Clair township, gives to his daughter, Mary Margaret Heinzie, to his son, William Henry Morris, his store bouse and dwelling house and the lots on which said buildings stand, also sev- eral tracts of land. The lialance of decedent's property is to be sold and the proceeds equally divided among his sons and daughter, namely. Barton C. Morris, John F. Morris and Mary Margaret Heinzie. Barton C. Morris is named as executor. Soclety of the lloth Pa. COM HADES After corresponding with the committee at Hopewell, Pa., 1 find 1 inexpedient to hold the reunion at that place this year and have decid- ed to call a meeting to be held during- encampment week in Philadelphia, September ii, at 10 a. m., in the hall of Jen. John F. Reynolds Post 71, 1220 South 8th street. It is about 12 min- utes ride by trolley cars from Chestnut street. Headquarters of the society will be in this hall during week of the encampment and the comrades can come and go as they wish. My comrades, it is over 31 years since many of us have met. The lack of knowledge of the postoffice address- es of comrades has kept many from re- ceiving notice of the annual reunions of the society, and only aboutone-third of the survivors have heretofore been notified, but this year by special effort the addresses of over 300 have been ob- tained and the paper containing this call will be sent to each comrade, who is requested to acknowledge the re- ceipt of it by letter or postal card to F. B. Stewart, pension buream, Wash- ington, D. C., or George W. Buck, secretary, Altoona, Pa., stating wheth- er he will attend the meeting, and also furnish the names and postoffice ad- dresses of comrades known to them who did not receive the B. STEWAUT, Washington, D. C. outing. Shaffer-Beruhard Miss Lulu C. Bernhard, daughter of Cramer Bernhard, of Silver Mills, and David L. Shaffer, Baltimore and Ohio fireman, Pittsburg division, were mar- ried Sunday afternoon at the Baptist parsonage in Cumberland by Bev. Q. 0. Davis Picnic at Caledonia Park. The following boys and girls held an enjoyable picnic at Caledonia park on Saturday Virginia Cowan, Laurence King, Ella Heckerman, Hetty Barclay, Judith Middteton.Jr., Alexander King, Jr., Albert Smith, Humphrey Smith, Boss Smith and Ross Cowan. The young folks were visited by Mrs. Martin, daughter and son, 01 Philadelphia. Mrs.' Dr. A. S. Smith chaperoned the party. Koosevelt Weakened His Full. Governor Roosevelt was the turning down of several men whom he had recommended personally to Mr. tfcKinley for appointment to be offi- cers in the volunteers, that there are other politicians in New York who have a pull with the administration. Not only were some of Roosevelt's men turned down, but there were New Yorkers appointed whose names were not even referred to him by Mr. Mc- Kinley. The authority for this state- ment is an official of the war depart- ment, who knows the endorsements en the papers of every man who was appointed. Perhaps Roosevelt would have had better luck if he had with- neld his declaration in favor of Mr. McKinley's renomination a little lon- ger. Publicly admitting himself prob- ably weakened his pull. Ward Davis is conducting a barber shop at the Arandale. Baker Frank Thompson has pur- chased a handsome new wagon. John Jones, of Everett, is studying; law with District Attorney Alvin L. Little. Yesterday Miss Mary Enfield gave a picnic at the Springs to a number of her friends. A town that is favored with a show and three hand-organs in one day isn't such a prosy old place after all. On Thursday night of last week a frame house at "Roxbury" owned by Frank Gates, colored, was burned. A marriage license was recently granted at Cumberland to Harvey J. Stallings and Mary L. Ilsekett, of El- lerslie. The Bedford Springs orchestra will give its benefit ball next Thursday evening. Every tramp that visits Cumberland is arrested and fined or sent to the house of correction or put to work on the streets. On Wednesday Mrs.J. C. Roberts and Mrs. W. F. Enfield entertained a num- ber of their friends to a picnic at Bed- ford Springs. If he can possibly get here Charles Lantz, of Cumberland, will play a flute solo at the concert to be given ill Ri- denour Hall next Tuesday evening. The students and professors of Juni- ata college, Huntingdon, will hold their annual reunion at the Bedford Springs July 29. The members of St. John's Luth- eran church, Cessna, will hold a festi- val Saturday evening, July 22. All are invited to attend. The Luther League of the Trinity Lutheran church of Bedford will hold a social in the church on Friday eve- ning, July 28. All are invited. Work of the pension bureau Minors of William Linn, of Robinsonville, (16; Edwin Bedford, increase, SS to S10; Joseph B. Feathers, of Op- penheimer, SO.. The barn of Postmaster E. J. Colvin, near Schellsburg, with its contents, was destroyed by fire on Thursday af- ternoon of last week. The loss is es- timated at S500. Blanks and instructions for holding the Democratic primary elections have been sent to the member of the Demo- cratic county committee residing in eacli election district. Rev. S. C. Stover, of Cessna, preach- ed an excellent sermon in the Reform- ed church of Bedford Sunday evening. He took for his text Luke vii: 8. His theme was "Law and Obedience.'' A large crowd of people attended Belford's show Monday evening. Al. though the tent was tattered and torn and the horses poor and forlorn, the performance pleased great and small." John Lesh.who lives at the Narrows, has informed the police that sixty dol- lars were stolen from his house on Monday while he and his family were away from home. The officers have no clue to the robbers. A concert for the benefitof St.Thom- as' Catholic church will be given in Ridenour Hall on Tuesday evening, July 25, beginning at 8 o'clock. Tick- ets, cents. For sale at Irvine .i. Oo's drug store. All are cordially invited. Read the advertisement of Jacob Reed on the fourth page. Mr. Eeed is a careful, competent business man and all matters entrusted to his care will receive prompt attention. The Fidel- ity and Deposit Company of Maryland is a good institution and it has a good agent here. On Monday night the planing mill of May Brothers at Osterburg was de- stroyed by fire supposed to have been of incendiary origin. The loss is be- tween and The property was insured by Jacob Reed, of Bed- ford, for A stable adjoining the planing mill and belonging to Mrs. S. M. Shaffer was also burned. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered in the Lutheran church, Bedford, Sunday, July 23, at 10 30 a. m. Preparatory services Fri- day, July 21, at 7.30 p. in. Sunday evening at half past seven o'clock Rev. Culler, by request, will repeat the ser- mon he preached several weeks ago on "The Second Coming of Christ." Letters of administration on the es- statc of Rebecca of Cumber- land Valley township, have been grant ed to Charles R. Drenning; on the estate of John Kipp.lateof Harrison township, to Jonas Kipp; on the estate of David Stayer, late of South Woodbury town- ship, to John S. Guyer; on the estate of Adolphus Walter, late of Bedford township, to Henry Smith. On Friday evening Miss Fannie En- delightfully entertained her friends to a progressive euchre party at her home on Peon street. Dainty refreshments were served. Miss Hol- lenberger, of St. Paul, Minn., won the first prize for ladies and Miss Shaffer, of Cumberland, Md., the second. Har- ry Sanderson was awarded first prize for gentlemen and J. Eoy Cessna the second. The women will do some vigorous thinking when the census taker inter- views them, for the fair sex will be obliged to give their correct age. The new law says: "Women who refuse to tell their age or indulge in inaccu- rate statements thereof, as well as all other persons refusing to reply to questions or making false statements, shall, on conviction, be fined one hun- dred dollars." AtOcean Cily. Miss Mayme Weimer, of Bedford, is spending the summer in a cottage on Central Cily, Bcjigrter. Miss Weimer was formerly a Bed- ford county school teacher. She is a graduate of the Cumberland Val- ley state normal school, Shippensburg, and a step-daughter of ex-County Com- missioner Hezekiah Barkman, of Mon- roe township. Freeh Air Tenement ToU. All who wish to aid in caring for the "Fresh Air" children, to be brought, u> Bedford the second week in August for a fortnight's visit, are invited to assist the canvass for homes by communica- ting with the various pastors. Thote who do not feel able to receive chil- dren themselves, may arrange to board them in suitable country homes select- ed by- the committee. In behalf of the committee C. C. ADAJIS. NEWSPAPER! ;