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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania THE GAZETTE is seven days ahead of them all. BE If it isn't in The Gazette It didn't .happen. VOL. 94- BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1899. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. DEATHVHMEST, Work of the Grim and Relentless Reaper. THE FINAL SUMMONS To Col. John KeeBe, George W. Stnckey. Rudolph Hooverand Others. John Keeffe was born in Bedford November 11, 1820. He was a son of John and Pbtube Keefe. His father was born in 1777 and was one of the pioneer settlers in this part of Penn- sylvania. He died in 1S53, three years before his wife passed away. "Colonel" Keeffe, as decedent was called by his friends, was the last of a family of twelve children. His nearest living relatives are his Riffle, of Pittsburg, and Albert Riffle, of Hancock, N. J. Colonel Keefe was a hero of two wars. He was a member of Capt. Samuel M. Taylor's company, organized in Bedford May 9, IS47, and styled the "Independent Grays." The company went to Pittsburg and on May 2a was mustered into the United States ser- vice. Decedent was chosen second lieu- tenant. The company proceeded, by river steamer, to New Orleans and in June entered Vera Cruz, Mex. After a long march, during which there were daily skirmishes with Mexican guer- rillas, the command reached Puebla and joined the main body of General Scott's army the day before the started for the City of Mexico. The "Grays" were designated as Company F, Second regiment, Pennsylvania vol- unteers, Col. William B. Roberta, of Qnitmau's division, in command. At Contreras and Churubusco the Second regiment occupied positions of great peril and in the storming of Chapulte- pec and "Belen Gate" was foremost in the fight. It won lasting fame and was the first regiment to enter tbe Mexican capital In the fcssault on Chapultepec Lieutenant Keeffe was wounded in the shoulder. He returned home December 19, 1347, and on the 7th of January, 1S4S, was chief guest at a banquet and the recip- ient of a handsome sword presented by his friends. This sword and a flag belonging to William Watson Post 33-', G. A. E of Bedford, were placed on his cottin Monday and remained Uiere until after the funeral services were held. Lieutenant Keeffe resigned as a member of the Second regiment Feb- ruary 11, In '49 he crossed the continent to seek a fortune in the gold fields of Cal- ifornia. While there the war between the north and the south broke out and he again proved his loyalty to his country by fighting under the flag of the Federalists. He enlisted in Com- pany B, Third regiment. California in- fantry, October 19. 1SH1. He was dis- charged March 31, )S64, but re-enlisted, as a veteran, May 1SG4, and was dis- charged May 13, 1800. He returned to Bedford and for some time conducted a book store and news stand on Juliana street. Before the Mexican war he taught school at Wolfsburg. Colonel Keeffe was a gallant soldier He served his country faithfully and well. He was a charitable man, always ready and willing to help the needy. He was laid to rest in tbe family lot in the Bedford cemetery Wednesday morning. Funeral services were con- ducted by Rev. Father D. Cashraan. The pall-bearers were Judge J.H. Long- eneeker, Capt. J. P.. Helm, Capt. S S. Metzger, Prolhonotary James Cleav- er, Sheriff Andrew Dodson and Com- missioner Josiah Huffman. He was buried with the honors of war, under the auspices of William Watson Post, G. A. R., of which he was a member. sisters and one brother. Samuel U iHulllu. Samuel H. Mullin died at his home, 533 Finley street, Pittsburg, on Sunday morning. The cause of his death was ?inal meningitis. He was born near [ann's Choice forty-six years ago. .bout eighteen years ago he was unit- d in marriage to Miss Martha C.Earn- st, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David R of Bedford. A short time he- ore his marriage he went to Altoona a accept a position in the Pennsylva- ia Railroad company's shops at that lace. Seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. ilullin removed to Pittsburg. Here he was foreman in the cleaning depart- ment of the P. R. R. shops. He is sur- ived by his wife and six children, amely, Clay, Charles, Edith, Pearl, loyd and Martha. Decedent was a ephew of Maj. D. W. Mullin, of lann's Choice, and a brother of W. cott Mullin, of Hyndman, J. Clay Mullin, of Mann's Choice, and George V. Mullin, of O. Mrs. amuel Shaffer, of Hyndman, a sister, Iso survives him. The remains were rought to Mann's Choice Tuesday and iterred in the graveyard at Kinton's ridge, where his parents aie buried, r. Mullin was a member of the Luth- ran church. He was a faithful Chris- an, a sober, industrious man, with a igh sense ot' honor and integrity, and as held in high esteem by the P. R officials and his fellow-employees. Kudolph Hoover.Sr Rudolph Hoover, found dead bed at the home of his son, George Hoover, in Woodbury, on Friday orning. When he retired Thurs- ay evening he was apparently enjoy- g the best of health. He was the >n of Martin and Maria Hoover and as born in Franklin county Decem- er 17, 1820. In. 1S43 he was united in arriage to Miss Catharine Brum- augh. Mrs. Hoover December 1S03, and in 1SB7 he married Mrs nnie Coble, of Hollidaysburg. The irviving children of Rudolph and Cath- ine Hoover are Mrs. T. M. Ake and rs. William Coble, of Altoona; Elias cover, of Chicago; George B. Hoover, Woodbury, and Mrs. W. E. Hart- an and Mrs. W. F. Cromwell, of Bed- >rd. The surviving children by de- ident's second wife are Rudolph cover, Jr., Bertha, Harry. Lecta, nehart, Amanda and Alice. Rudolph oover was a man of ihe strictest hon and integrity. He had no enemies, e was a Christian in the fullest sense the term and his life has left an ira ression for good on the community in hich he lived. He was buried in ihu rethren cemetery near Woodbury. George W. George W. Stuckey, who died at his home in Rainsburg ou Friday, was born on what was known for nearly a century as the Stuckey farm, now owned by S. A. Cessna, of Rainsburg, on the twentieth of June, 1334. Short- ly afterward his father moved to Rainsburg, where he kept a public house for about ten years, afterward returning to the farm. He owned two properties in Rainsburg, which he sold about uiis time. It was here on this farm that "Uncle as he was familiarly called, spent the younger and happier days of his life in that humble, yet profitable profession, farm- ing. During the period in which he lived in Rainsburg he received a com- mon school education. He lived with his father until he thought it time to establish a home of his own. He mar- ried Miss Ellen Diehl, of Friend's Cove, to which union four children were born, as follows: Jane Biddle, of Beegleton; Sarah Fisher, of Mercers- burg, who still survive, Rachel and Simon, who died in infancy. Shortly after his marriage he moved into the tenant house on his father's farm which was finally taken off the ole farm and deeded to him. There he lived and followed farming until the spring of 1304, when he wen' to St. Louis Mo., where he remained until September of the same he returned and on the twenty-Brsto September, enlisted in Compan; F, 107th regiment, Pennsylvania volun teers, under the command of John A Tompkins, captain. His company join ed the Army of the Potomac. He wa a gallant soldier, always at the front and never seemed to fear the danger of warfare. He took part in severa hard-fought battles, and came out un injured. He lay in one of the south ern hospitals for a while, sufferin: from eczema. He was discharged i June, 13Gj, near Washington, D. C He came home and soon afterward hi wife died. This Jeft him with tw children. In September, 1S67, he wa again united in marriage to Catharin Stuckey, widow of David Stuckey To this union one child was George lives in Rainsburg Decedent still worked on his farm nn til 1890, when he moved to Everet where be lived oneyear and then return ed to his lived until 189 when he moved to Rainsburg, wher he has since resided. Although sore! afflicted for time he bravely bo: the afflict.on and died assuring h friends bis suffering wonld tur y> joy, He is three George W. Weiiuer. George W. Weimer was born about xty-nine years ago and died at his ome in Clearville Monday morning, uly 24, at S o'clock. Mr. Weimer was arried twice. Both wives are dead e had eight children by his first wife, r of whom are dead; and one child his second wife. Those surviving re Eli, of Clearville; Andrew, Josiah, nnie and Ralph, of Hopewell. He is so survived by two brothers, David nd Wilson. Decedent was a justice the peace fifteen years. He was ell and favorably known in the corn- unity in which he lived. George Lougeiiecker. Several days ago Judge Longenecker iceived from his niece iu California ie sad intelligence of the death ol is brother, George Longeneeker, who .el at his home in that state on the 1 ,h of this month, after a very brie) Luess. While a youth in ove he entered the cavalry arm oi ie service during the war and after close went to the west. Some ears later he removed to the Pacific ope, where he has since lived. H le to corral thecomtnitteeman from leasantville, and at the convention is fellow spoke his own sentiments- id they did not coincide with the tra-optimistic views of his colleagues e boldly stated that there was dissat- faction in the ranks of the G. 0 P. nd then, half apologetically and half efiantly, added: "You asked me for he truth and I tried to give it to you." early every other comniitteeman ade the set speech prepared for the effect that, as far as he knew, rerything was lovely in his district In his speech at the opening of the eeting Chairman Pennell tried to vert an impending storm by attompt- g to sidetrack the growing move- cot for a change in the method of ominating candidates, but there was nother committeeman present who :fused to be muzzled, and he made a jusing speech in favor of the Craw- prd county system, in which the boss not so potent. This address brought irth the only vociferous applause the meeting. Oneof the candidates so spoke in favor of doing away with e delegates and predicted trouble for he Republican party if the change is ot made. Mr, Pennell's suggestive advice to ie eommitteemen was that they "ut- :rly and absolutely disregard every- ling that looks to factional alliance. he past is forgott n. Let the dead ast bury its dead That's good ad- ce; but the count chairman should now that political differences are ke Banquo's ghost they will not stay uried. Duriug the meeting the boss of Bed- rd county kept in the background, here he worked the wires while his .anikin performed. After the conven- on had adjourned, and only the few ommitteemen who are still subservi- nt to him remained, Thropp ventured i come forth. The elaborately planned scheme to tern the tide which threatens to weep the Republican party oft' its eet was a screaming success. The onderful work accomplished by the onference may be summed up in a :ry few words: The committeumen olemnly declared under instructions rom the boss that, as far as they new, there is as yet little open hos- lity, on the part of Republicans, to he ticket nominated by the boss. As o what, may develop when the cam- aign opens "deponents saith not." he boss and his henchmen will hug ie fond delusion that the good nd true Republic, as who have de- ,ared, by voice and ballot, that they ever will vote for Joe Thropp or any .ndidates chosen at his dictation will e won over by the glowing reports of .epublican prospects set forth by Re- ublicans who have been coached by 'hropp's factotum. 0, yes Pennell is a slick 'nn. And he brilliant peace conference conceiv- They Didn't Endorse Thropp. Why didn't the Republican commi tee on Tuesday last endorse the Phi adelphia congressman He was si ting there waiting to be endorse Their hotel bills were paid Wha they here for f d by illiant p im will work for the lemocratic party. I'atal Accident. Marian Filmore Mellott accidentally hot himself Thursday morning, July He had been employed by Gates eiling, about two miles northeast of Vkersville, and on Friday morning ook a gun and went to hunt groucd- ogs. He proceeded about one-fourth f a mile from the house to a saw-mill nd while there the accident occurred. Mr. Mellott called for help and started or the home of Mr. Selling's mother, short distance from the mill, lie lad gone only a few hundred yards vhen he sank exhausted from loss of jlood and was found shortly after- ward by Mr. Selling, who had heard is cry. He was still conscious but uuld not tell how the accident hap- lened. Physicians were summoned jut he wab beyond medical aid. On isamination it was found that the ;ontentb of the gun had entered his arm above the elbow, breaking the passing along the under part 1 the the shoulder. He vas taken to his home near Mattie, here he died Friday morning. The deceased waj> the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mellott and was iged twenty-one years, four months nd five days. Interment Saturday at Pleasant. THAT HARMONY MEETING, There Is But One Way to Have Peace In the Republican Tarty. (Communicated.) The mutterings all over.-tlie_e2gfttjfcin the Kepublican party against the Thropp machine and the underhanded and tricky means adopted at the last Republican convention to defeat the nomination of every one not pledged to support Thropp next year for con- gress, alarmed the present Kepublican management and a meeting to be known as a harmony meeting of Re- publicans was called to meet at the court bouse on Tuesday, the 25th. Word was sent out to the faithful all over the county to be present to wit- ness a regular love feast. The boss from Philadelphia was on hand, and, as usual, bossing the job. Delegates or committeemen wore buttonholed and drawn into Chairman Pennell's office or into the hotels and posted as to what they should say at the meet- ing. jSfone but good reports were to be made. All had the same little speech to recite as prepared by Thropp and taught them and practised on before Pennell. Every one was muz- zled and cautioned not to refer to the deep-seated and determined purpose of scores of Republicans in nearly every district in the county not to support the Thropp-raade county ticket. No one was allowed speak out and tell the real truth as to the utter disgust of the best Eepablieans in the county caused by the tricks of the Philadel- phia boss in defeating, at tbe late con- vention, life-long Republicans, who owned t_emselves and who would not consent to be the tools of the boss. Just as soon as the little prepared speeches were said, the meeting was hastily adjourned to prevent any one fiom talking out in meeting. Dad Mr. Thropp and his chairman wanted to hear tbe real truth there were Republicans sitting in the court room by scores who could and would have told him that the Kepublican county ticket would lose from ten to one hundred votes in many townships ol the county because it was a Thropp ticket, and was not the choice of the men who made the Republican party of Bedford county and led it to the victories it has won in the past. More than this, there were Repub- licans, and not a tew of them sitting- by and in the town to attend the "harmony meeting" who would had theyieen permitted to do so, have told Mr. Thropp and all there assem- bled that there was but one way to have peace in the Republican party in Usdford counto and that was for Jo- seph E. Thropt to retire absolutely as boss of the party in this county, to itlulraw his Philadelphia methods in defeating good men and securing the nomination of his tools, and to declare in writing that he would never again be a candidate for congress or any oth- er office in Bedford county. This, and this alone, can bring peace to the dis- turbed Republican party of this coun- ty and until this is done every self re- specting Kepublican will work and vote against every candidate who wears the Thropp collar. Conventions and pea.ce conferences may be muzzled but honest voters will not be. A Risrunj.rcAN Wno WAS THERE. NEWS ITEMS, Lewis Eurle Arrested. Oa Tuesday Lewis Earle, of Wash- ington, D, C was arrested by Officer Jiuegle on the charges of cruelty to an- imals and surety of the red by Liveryman Ross A. Stiver. Earle was fined 320 and costs, After his arrest the Bedford Springs compa- ny made information against him for procuring money under false pretenses This case was settled. Earle has brought suit against Stiver for false arrest and Stiver has sued Earle for carrying concealed weapons. Earle ivalked to Wolfsburg Wednesday night and boarded the train for Cumberland. -What Wore We Jlerefor "For six says Mr. Pennell Republican county committee has not been called together after a county convention." What was the oc- casion for calling the committee to- gether now Is there trouble camp, or was it just to have a social chat with Thropp and his chairman The committemen didn't find out and were asking around town, after the meeting, uwhat were we here for Some of them suggested that the com- mittee had "better not be called togeth- er for six years more. The Dally llujipemiiEjs Gathered ami Urief- ly Kcuordetl. On Monday five men were killed and many injured by an explosion in a mine near Uniontown. The census of Cuba is to "be taken at once and a number of native inspec- tors have been appointed. On Monday three negroes were lynch- ed upon suspicion that they were con- cerned in an assault upon. Mrs. Ogle- tree, at Saffold, Ga. Charles Mack was lynched in Brin- ton, Ga., on Tuesday for assault and his body was cut up and given in strips to the assembled mob as souve- irs. All the available military force in Cleveland, 0., has been called out to quell the strike riots and state troops are held in readiness to march. A boy was shot by a non-union conductor. The U. n. A D. elevator at Toledo, 0., was totally destroyed on Sunday by fire which seemingly started from an internal explosion. The build'.ng and contents were valued at, 000. One of the boilers of the Austrian torpedo boat Adler exploded on Sun- day while the vessel was off the island of Torcola, in the Adriatic sea, killing a lieutenant and four members of the llcnry Novels, a negro, of Tlatties- bnrg, Miss who attempted to assault Miss Rosaline Davis Saturday evening, was captured on Monday and identi- fied by Miss Davis. Novels was im- mediately tied to a tree and shot to death by the angry crowd. A crowd of negroes burned a church belonging to the white people near Novasota, Tex., Monday night. Tuck Moody, Will Fuqua and Van Wright, while trying to put out the fire, were shot and killed by a gang of negroes. White men are in pursuit the mur derers. The Pressed Steel Car company has contracted with the Carnegie Steel company, Pittsburg, for tons of steel plates monthly for a period of :en years. This is the largest steel contract ever awarded to one firm and amounts to about A rep- resentative of the Pressed Steel Car company says that the actual cost o: the material to be furnished will be about a year. The delivery of the contract will begin on August 1, Director of the Census Merriam has figured out that he will require a force of employees, including messen gers, typewriters and clerks, to do th( -work of tabulating the census return! in his office Washington when th) job of taking tne census has actually gotten under way. These places will be apportioned among the different state according to population. Pennsylva nia will be given the handsome allow To fill these places, it i understood, senators will be allowei to nominate 30 persons, each of tin Republican members of congress G am each of the 10 Democratic members 2 Who Paul the Bills'.' Come to the county committee ineel ing and your hotel bills will be paid says Chairman Peimell in his call Who paid the bills Did a check com from 2100 Walnut street, Philadelphia to pay bills ELI ROOT; A Corporation Lawyer of New York Success Alger, THE NEW SECRETARY. He Has Won Prominence Aa Counsel For Xdirge Attor- ney Under President Arthur Eliliu Root, a well-known corpora- ;ion lawyer of New been ten- dered and has accepted the secretary- iliip of war. Elihu Root was born in Qneidacoun- ;y, New York, on February 15, 1345. By teaching school he secured the means of paying his way through Hamilton college and was graduated n 1803 as valedictorian of his class. lie also studied law at Hamilton and ompleted his preparation for the bar, o which he was admitted in I860, at he University Law school in New fork. He attained prominence at the iar at an uncommonly early age and >y the time he was thirty had already uch a standing iu his profession as to e counsel for a number of ]arge cor- lorations, among others being the Jank of North America and the Han- ibal St. Joseph Railroad company. Mr. Hoot early became interested in olitics, first attracting attention in hat field by his connection with the municipal reform movement in 1871. Le was appointed by President Ar- liur United States district at- orney for the Southern district f New York and held that posi- ion for two years, when President leveland's appointee succeeded him. n 1380 he succeeded the Hon. Levi P lorton as chairman of the Republican ounty committee. From this position e was deposed by Senator Thomas C. 'latt because the decided stand vhich he had taken against the latter's nslauglit upon the Chicago world's air. He still continued to antagonize Ir. Platt and in the famous triangular ontest for the mayoralty of Greater York in 1897 was one of the most ctive supporters of Seth Low. In anuary, 1303, he was elected to suc- eed Gen. Horace Porter as president f the U-nion League club, of New fork city. This "'position was given o him, it was understood at the time, n the expectation that he would use 11 his influence to bring about union nd harmony among the different actions of the party in New York city, o as to pave the way for the triumph t the polls which resulted in the lection of Col. Theodore Roosevelt to he governorship in the following utumn. Mr. Root's career at the bar has trought him into intimate relations as ounsel with many contradictory inter- sts. Thus years ago he acted as coun- el for Tweed and tngersoll at the time f the exposure of the frauds perpe- rated by the Tweed ring. As counsel or Jay Gould he effected the arrange- ment by which the enormous claims of he Erie railway against that bold peculator were compromised. He also cted as counsel tor Judge Hilton in he Stewart will case, for the executors n the Iloyt and Havemeyer will cases tld for the contestants in theHarners- ey will case. Ue has also been one of he counsel for the sugar trust in its arious litigations. Mr. Root is a member of the most jrominent clubs of New York city, in- luding the Union League and the well Metropolitan club, and ranks next after Senator Depew as an orator n demand on public occasions. To Notify Ciiinliiiiite-, Chairman John S. Rilling, of the democratic state central committee, has perfected arrangements for the ormal notification of the candidates ilaeed on the state ticket by the re- :ent convention. The ceremonies will .ake place on Wednesday, August D, on ,he lawn of the Park hotel, Williams- port, local conditions preventing the lolding of tl.e meeting at Uniontown, ihe home of Judge Mestrezat, nominee 'or siipreme court justice. The official notification speech is to be made by lohn C. Bane, the veteran leader of the southwestern section. Williamsport .s the home of Charles J. Reilly, su- Derior court nominee. Speeches of acceptance will be delivered by Judge Mestrezat, Mr. Reilly and Mr. Creasy, ihe state treasurer candidate, and in these speeches the keynote of the cam- paign will be sounded. Short address- es will also be made by a number oi prominent party leaders. On July '33 Miss Maggie Ileltzel, the adopted daughter of Mrs. Eliza Heltzel passed away, Mrs. Heltzel received the girl from the Ladies' Aid society when she was but three years of age and remained with her up to the time of her death. She was aged twelve years, eleven months and seven days Not much is known of her parents, bu she proved to be a very kind and obe dient child; became attached to hei home and was loved, by those undes whose care she was, as one of the fam ly. She was ill for some time, butonl; of late was she thought to be seriously aftiicted. She was interred in the Pleasant Hill Reformed cemetery, Rev S. C. Stover conducting the services. ANON. Marriage Llcennes, "William Sparks, of West Provide township, and Ida E. Rohm, of Hope well to unship John W. Stiftier and Emma My Price, o'Colerain township. George Snyder, of Pine Ridge, an Alice Leighty, of Purcellx Ttl COL ROBERT G, INGERSOLL Fie Wafl a Many-Sided Mail ami an Active Toe To Christianity. Col. Robert G. Ingersoll died suddenly at his home in Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., on Thursday ot last week, of apoplexy. As orator, lawyer, politician and sol- dier, no less than as an agnostic, shak- .ng the religious world with, his ag- jressive controversies, Col. Robert G. Ingersoll was widely known to fame. He was the son of a Congregational minister and was born in Dresden, N. Y., August 11, 1833, but was raised in Vermont. When three years old he was baptized in a theatre in New York city. His father was then preaching in that city and in the theatre, his church aving been destroyed by fire. The uture agnostic's father, it seems, in- ,lined toward liberalism and his strifes and the annoyances to which he was ubjectecl from the orthodox belief of iis flocks early embittered the preco- ious youth. Later, when Robert first uttered his famous lecture on "Here- ics and in which occurs his graphic, if inaccurate, picture of John Calvin, he said, when he returned to lis home paul back another of the nsults they heaped upon you." As a boy Ingersoll received only a omtnon school education. When he was ten years old the family went to Wisconsin, removing later to Illinois. Robert was a bright boy. lie was a Teat reader and his favorite author vas Robert Burns, When he was still .nder age he studied law and was ad- nitted to the bar. In 18GO he wan nominated for con- in Illinois against William Eel ogg. He conducted his part of the ampaign as if were a huge frolic, nd yet on the stump he displayed ualities that astonished alike his riendsand his enemies. He tore Judge [ellogg's arguments to pieces, worsted .iin in every debate, out-talked and ut-argued him. Running on the Dem- cratlc ticket, he went far beyond his pponent in denouncing slavery and olenmly avowed that "rather than in- erfere with any human being in his ft'orts to secure liberty I would be ondemned to be chained in the lowest Ingersoll was beaten, and it as the last time he ever ran for an llice. !u 1862 he went to the war as colonel f the Eleventh Illinois ith gallantry. He was appointed at- j orney-general of Illinois, in IStiG, by j overnor Oglesby. In he was i poken of for governor, but at that .me he did not seek office, being prac-! Really barred by the pronounced skep- i .uism which characterized his views i n religious subjects. In the practice f law he was unusually successful. In 1837, he was admitted to the bar n New York city and his home has ince been in the east. He was a dele-: ate to the Republican national con- j ention from Illinois in 1872 and elec- rified that body and the whole country j y the eloquence of the speech in which j e presented the name of James G. i Since that time Colonel Inger-: oil has been rated as one of the most roinineut and effective political ora-! ors in the country and was in demand s a stump speaker in evei'y presiden-j ial campaign. i He visited nearly every prominent American city and lectured in opposi- ion to the Christian religion. These eetures aroused wide comment. Colo- el Ingersoll compelled recognition as ineere and honest in his convictions, nd drew many to hear his eloquence ho did not at all believe in his doc- rine. His speeches were marked by n extraordinary facility of phrasing nd unusual power of graphic portray- l. It was he who gave to Mr. Elaine lie title of "Plumed which ver after clung to the Maine leader. His home was one of remarkable .appiness. His purse was always ready o aid any unsectarian charity. In 8b2 Colonel Ingersoll married Miss iva farter, the daughter of a farmer f Groveland, 111., who survives him. Two Death Sentences For One Murderer, The unusual spectacle of a man being wice sentenced to be hanged was wit- lessed in court at Somerset on Thurs- ay of last week, when Judge Longeii- cker imposed a double death sentence pon Samuel P. Meyers. On the twen- ieth day of last September Meyers hot and instantly killed Michael Car- icy, at Garrett, for trespassing upon iis premises, and thirty minutes later, vhen a posse undertook to arrest him, e shot and killed John Leo hart. At he May term of court he wa.s tried eparatily on the charges and each ury found him guilty of murder in the rst degree, A motion for a new trial was filed, which was denied by the ourt. When Judge Longenecker ask- _d the prisoner if he had anything to ;ay. Meyers, who is very illiterate, arose and expressed a desire to make a statement, and, saying he was weak, asked the court's permission to sit down while he made it. This being he talked incoherently for fifteen minutes, the burden of his talk being that the testimony upon which ic had been convicted was almost wholly false. He finally became so confused that he abandoned the effort, appealing to his counsel for assistance. After giving him repeated opportuni iies to proceed Judge Longeneeker im- posed sentence twice, condemning Meyers to the gallows. The prisoner showed no emotion during the ordeal. The defense at the trials was largely irresponsibility by reason of a weak mind and it is probable that a com- mission to inquire into the condition of Meyers' mind will be asked for. ffo Cobwebs Here. "Price of 'russets' low enough to warrant you in turning your pockets inside out'1 was what was said to the ladies last week in Wm. S. Lysing er's ad. in TUB GAZETTE. He says he gets good returns from his GAZETTF ads. The people read them. Tin ladies are keeping him busy. See wha he says this week. Merchants with cobwebs across their doors should tel the "story of the store" in THE GA ZETTE. It pays. What a Pity! Congressman Thropp sat in th court room during the meeting of th Republican county committee but dii not get to say his little speech. Wha a pity! If he had, he would hav heard of want of harmony enough t last him the rest of his days. ALGERJHNGRY, He May Toss a Few Bombshells Ad" ministrationward, PERSONAL NOTES. HIS SUCCE SS OR Will Have a Boeky Road to poral" Taimer'8 of Pennsylvania Democrats. Special correspondence TIIE GAZETTE. WASHINGTON, July unsuc- cessful bluffer is spoken of as a duffer by sports. Well, Alger is an unsuccessful political bluffer and the result will be lis retirement from public life on Ang- istl. Somehow this bluffing; phase of the question has been overlooked. But a close friend of Alger is responsible for the statement that Alger's resignation vas handed to Mr. McKinley as a big bluff, with the expectation that he ould decline it in a nice little note hat Alger could have published to re- lute the charge that he was remaining n tlie cabinet against Mr. McKinley's vishes, and that Alger was the most iurprised man in Washington when he Mr. McKinley's note accept- ng his resignation, to take effect Aug- ust 1. The same man says that Alger s very mad, although pretending to be greatly pleased, and that he may toss few bombshells administrationward, if ter he drops official harness, and that heir explosion will not make pleasant music for Mr. McKinley. If the new sec- etary of merely pO look after the legal questions con- nected with our military occupation of Cuba, Porto Eico and the Philippines, eaving military affairs to be controll- d by Meiklejohn and Corbin, and that s the present understanding, Algerism sn't likely to depart with Alger. Unless JVIr. Hoot can persuade 'resident MeKinley. to shake up the var department clique and to give reneral Miles the say that properly be- ongs to him as commanding he army, in all strictly military mat- ers, he will live to regret the day he o eagerly accepted the war portfolio o perform duties properly belonging o the attorney general, after two nembers of the cabinet, fully conver- ant with the situation, had declined 0 do so, and to stand before the coun- ry as a figure head responsible for the onduct of the war department. Perhaps it was a fellow-feeling that aused "Corporal" Tanner, who wan icked out of the pension bureau by Harrison, after a few months' service 1 commissioner, to rusli into print ith fulsome praise of Alger and Al- erism. Whatever it was, it was cred- iable to Tanner's heart, if not to his ense of thrift, to stand up for the nder dog in this fracas, because he iked him personally, although he :new when he did it that it was likely o lessen his own pull on the adminis- ration. M. L. Lockwood, of Pennsylvania, resident of tlie American Anti-Trust Jeague, which, although a non-parti- an organization, proposes to take an important part in the presidestialeam- aign, is a strong Bryan Democrat, and .e says of the sentiment of Pennsylva- la Democrats "1 am in touch with [ie true Democrats of Pennsylvania, nd it is safe to say that ninety- ve per cent, of them are loyal to iryan and the principles of the Chica- o platform. The real Democracy of the tate and of all the other states must ie on the alert, for if the tricksters get ne vote more than one-third of all the aembers of the national convention hey will accomplish their end, which s the defeat of Bryan. The monopo- istic and trust interests will bend all heir energies to defeat his nomination lecause they recognize that no human caa prevent his victory at the jolls, if he be again declared the nom- nee of the Democratic party." The statement that lion. W. C. Whit- ney, whose shrewd manipulation pro- aired the last nomination of Mr. Cleve- and, in spite of seemingly invincible bstacles, had gone to Europe for he purpose of trying to persuade Ad- miral Dewey to allow his name to go Before the next Democratic con- vention as a candidate for the residential nomination, while in- eresting, was not regarded in Vashington as of any particular im- portance. Mr. Whitney has been hunt- ng for some time for anybody to beat Bryan and has sounded a number of men as to their willingneb- to contest ,he nomination witli Colonel Bryan. Nobody with the slightest political knowledge has shown any disposition ,o try to do the impossible and it is imong the possibilities that Mr. Whit- ney, banking upon Admiral Dewey's gnorance of politics and existing po- itical conditions, may intercept him somewhere in Europe and try to per- suade him to attempt it. Those who enow best say that Admiral Dewey never changes his mind, after having once decided a question, and that he will give Mr. Whitney the same an- swer he has already given to others to the same question. General Garcia, son of the late Gen. Calixto Garcia, is in Washington as a representative of the Cuban Republic- an League, which advocates complete political independence of Cuba. lie asked Mr. McKinley for authority to hold elections for municipal offices throughout Cuba, in order to demon- strate the ability of the Cubans to gov- ern themselves. Mr. McKinley did nol give him a decided answer, but it hac been previously said by officials that no elections would be held in Cuba until a census of those entitled to vote had been taken. Stiver, the popular DeedB Recently Recorded. Julia E. Mills and others to George W. Sponsler, lot in Everett; considera- tion J. W. Tate to Elizabeth Hoffman lot in Snake Spring township; consid eration S75. Edward L.Gates to Mina S. Latshaw lot in South Woodbnry township; con sideration Solomon W. Fickes to Harry E Fickes, one acre in Kimmell township consideration Abram Bowers to John S. Otto, 9S acres in Napier township: considera tion Eosannah Akers to Clara Elizabeth Ileverly, lot in Saxton; consideration nominal. People Wlio Move Hither ami Thither In Thin Busy World. Miss Lizzie Steele, of Huntingdon, is visiting Mrs. W. F. Entield. Mr. Henry F. Mercersburg. is spending some time in Bedford. Miss Nettie Lee spent a few days this week with friends in Huntingdon. Postmaster Edward J. Colvin, oi Sehellsburg, was in town on Wednes- day. Miss Jennie Akehurst, of Baltimore, is visiting her friend, Mrs. Daniel S. Horn. Mr. Frederick Steekman, of Altr-na, is visiting his brother, Mr. Valentine Steekman. Mr. Edward E. Coyle, of Baltimore, .s with Governor Lowndes, who is at ;he Springs. Ex-Secretary of State Richard Dalian, of Baltimore, spent Tuesdayat ,he Springs. Capt. M. P. Spidel, who had been in Johnstown, is spending some time at iis home here. Ex-Senator Stephen L. Elkius, of 3lkins, W. Va., is paying his annual to the Springs. Miss Listie II. Tate, who had been isiting friends in Easton for some biine, has returned home. Mrs. J. W. Shuck, 3llr. and Mrs. William Shuck, of McKee's Rocks, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kegg. Mrs J. W. Galbreath and daughter, ilary, of visiting Mrs. Galbreath's mother, Mrs. Mary Bowles. Mr. H. VV. Hartley, of Greensbnrg, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Har- ison Hartley, of Snake Spring town- hip. Miss Marguerite Fitzgerald and her irother, Mr. George Fitzgerald, of 'ittsburg, are visiting Miss Sue Bly- lyer. Mr. Elmer Earnest, of Braddock, nd Mr. Charles Earnest, of Piltsburg, Are visiting their father, Constable D. I Earnest. Mr, William iroprietor of the Keystone hotel, Mey- rsdale, is visiting his brother, Mr. loss Stiver, Mr, Augustus Bowers spent Sunday -t Mt. Savage witli his brother, Mr, lack Bowers. lie made the journey n his bicycle. Mr. Luther Dielil, of Port Royal, pent a few days this week with his and Mrs. Adam II. Bedford township. Mr. George M. Harry, of Harrisburg, pent Sunday here with his wife and hildreu, whQ are spending the sum- icr in Bedford. Mr. Joseph F. Tate, of Columbus, 0., vho had been visiting his sister. Miss ulia C. Tate, oa Wednesday left for ieattle. Wash. Mr. and Mrs. William Riffle, of Pitts- mrg, are among those from a distance vho attended the funeral of Col. John veefe on Wednesday. .Misses Gertie and Alma Earnest, of JO Twenty-fifth street, departed yes- terday on a two weeks' visit to Bed- Ltomui, Trilmiie. Mr Prank Beetem.teller of theFarm- National Bank of spend- ng his vacation in Bedford, the guest 'f William A. Jordan, Esq. Mrs. A. E. Petriken and children, of ohnstown, and Mrs. A, E. Weygandt, if Philadelphia, are visiting at the home of Rev. D. M. Blackweider. Mr. Harry Stead.the handsome sales- ian and member of the firm of Ben- nett, llosenberger Stead, Philadcl- ihia, was in Bedford on Wednesday. Mrs. George Keim, of Nachusa, 111., and Mrs. H. A. Lott. of Franklin Grove, 11., who had teeo visiting at the Eich- iltz farm, returned home on Tuesday. Messrs. George Heck, P. S. Wilhelm, f. M. Barefoot and P. F. Carl, of Jreencastle.drove to Bedford this week and are stopping at the Bedford House. Mrs. L. Lysinger, Miss Irene Ly- inger, of Wilkinsburg, Mrs. Moss Ly- inger and Miss Grace Alle- gheny, are visiting Miss Eliza Knox. Mr. M. G. Lysinger, of Havelock, eb., is visiting relatives and friends n and around Bedford. He is a broth- r of Mr. H, II. Lysinger.our enterpris- ng miller. Mr. C. C. Reamer, the wide awake manager of the Bedford Electric Heat and Power company, was n Erie last week attending United States court as a juror. Messrs. Levi Brallier, of Tatesville, C. Burke, of Queen, J. S. Whetstone, of Otttown, J. T. Shaffer, of Rains- D. G. Snyder, of New Enter- prise, were in Bedford on Wednesday. Ex-Senator Henry G. Davis, of West Virginia.is one of the prominent guests at the Springs. Senator Davis is an enthusiastic equestrian and is enjoying nany rides to the points of interest in Jedford and vicinity. Mr John A. Kuster, editor of the Columbian, Columbus, a day or two here last week, the guest of Miss Julia Tate. He returned lorae on Monday, accompanied by his wife and daughter, who had been visiting Miss Tate. Mr. Frank Over, the versatile editor of the Reriitter, Ilollidaysburg, was greeting old friends in Bedford on Monday. Mr. Over not been here for about seventeen years and was surprised to find that so many fine buildings had been erected here in that period. Mrs. J. S. Boyd, of Philadelphia.and Mrs. J. Norman New Castle, are spending some time with Mrs. B. F. Aschom, of Millwood, and Mrs. Mary Bowles, of Bedford. Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Martin are daughters of the late Rev. J. K. Andrews, at one time pastor of the Presbyterian church of Bedford. Miss Julia Wertz has returned home from Gettysburg, where she taught a most successful term of school. At the recent meeting of the State Teachers' association held in that city Miss Wertz attended every session and took an active part in the deliberations of that body. She has been identified with school work for a number of years. ___________________ MENTIONED IN BRIEF, Town Talk and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST Gleaned From V.rion. Folnti Picked Up Bf VlftlMt porMn. Qri; Circuit. Sunday, July 30 Kainsburg, a. m., preaching and Communion; E. A. Barnett is. ill. Arnold L. Tewell has been appointed postmaster at Chaneysville. The Adams Express company has opened an office at Sulphur Springs. The Todd reservoir "lias gone dry'' and the pump at the planing mill is on duty again. Robinson's railroad show will be here on August 14 and the small liis big be happy yet." Ou Tuesday J. L. Ingard, of Rains- burg. while picking huckleberries oa Tussey's mountain killed a seren-foot blacksnake. Would it not be well for our borough dads to look after several cross-walks on Juliana street which are in a bad condition? John Franklin GoE and Eviland Barnes, of Hopewell, were united in marriage at Cumberland on Friday by Rev. Miller. The Irvine Reformed congregation of Snake Spring Valley will hold a festi- val on Saturday evening, August 5. All are invited. There will be a festival at Lsland Park, Wolfsburg, Saturday evening, July 39, for the benefit of the M. E. church, Wolfsburg. Letters of administration on the tate of Nathan C. Evans, late of Ever- ett, have been granted to Penelope S. Evans and James H. Evans. The Rainsburg band will hold a fes- tival at Charlesville Saturday night, July 20 Everybody is invited. Pro- ceeds will be used to purchase new in- struments. The announcement of E. W. Light as a candidate for county auditor came too late for last week's issue of Tnii GAZIMTK. It, however, appears in this week's issue. The Sunday traia now carries mail. The Bedford postoffice will be open from 13 to 12 30 o'clock. The trait leaves'Bedford in the afternoon at 4.30. The mail closes at 3.40, The Central District Printing and Telegraph company has opened an of- fice in the Ridenour Block, with John Smith in charge and Miss Annie Bow- ser and Miss Lola Smith, operators. On Mouday Charles Berkheimer went to Newton, N. J., to accept a position in the job department of the Sussex Record. Mr. Berkheimer is an excel- lent young man and a skilful printer. We wUh. hioi success. Rev. S. C. Stover, of Cessna, will preach in the Friend's Cove Reformed churcli next Sunday, July 30, at 10 a. m., and Rev. Calvin P. Wehr, of Friend's Cove, will preach at Iraler- town at the same hour. On Wednesday Mrs. Moser.of Cessna, lost a twenty dollar bill near H. Barnett's store. The otlicers claim they know who found the bill and will likely arrest the culprit if he does aot voluntarily give up the money. The Harrisburgers at the Springs gave their annual germaa Monday night. It was one of the most brillian t social events of the season. The pa- tronesses were Mrs. 11. J. Haldeman, Mrs. W. 0. Hickok, Mrs. G. Irwin Beatty and Mrs. A. J. Dull. There will be a reunion of the stu- dents who have attended .Tuniata col- lege, Huntingdon, and their friends, from Bedford and adjoining counties, at Bedford Springs on Saturday, July 39. All interested are invited to at- tend and requested to bring- baskets with luneh. Rev. Prof. W. W. Deatrick, of the state normal school Kutztowe, preach- ed an eloquent, scholarly sermon in the Reformed church Sunday morning-. His brother, Rev. E. R. Deatrick-, of Baltimore, occupied the pulpit in tbe evening and delivered an inspiring, uplifting discourse. In South Woodbury township, to-day, and in the other districts of the county, to-morrow, the Democrats will hold their primary election. This is an im- portant feature of every political cam- paign. The selection of candidates is a matter of no small consequence. Trustworthy, competent men should be chosen for the different offices. Every Democrat should attend the pri- mary. L. E. Moore, an expert granite and marbla cutter, of Washington, D. C., has been employed by H. A. Rush, who has succeeded the late George A. Rush in the marble and granite business here. This firm has recently erected some very beautiful monuments, among the number those to the memory of James L Burtnett, Jonathan Bright- bill and E. G. McMullin being especial- ly handsome. The union Sunday school picnic at Napier on Wednesday was a most en- joyable event. About 400 persons were present. The only thing to mar the pleasure of the day was an accident which happened while the little tots were getting off one 'of the hay wagons near the monument. Belle McKinley, aged twelve years, in her eagerness to be among the first to reach the ground, slipped and fell fiom the vehicle, in- juring her hip and arm. She is rapid- ly recovering. The concert for the benefit of the St. Thomas Catholic church in Ridenour's Hall Tuesday evening was one of the most pleasing entertainments of its kind ever given in Bedford. Every number ot the excellent programme was well rendered. Tbe ability the Bedfordites who took part is well known, and all acquitted themselves in a highly creditable manner. Several cumbers were enthusiastically encored. Miss Vilsack, of Pittsburg, is a sweet singer. She has a magnificent voice. Charles Lantz, of Cumberland, is a wonderful flutist His solos were greatly enjoyed by the large audience. Leo and James Coveney, of Everett, won lavish praise from those who heard p. m. FRANCIS E. PUIICEJ.L Pastor. Trans Run, p. m.; Wolfsburg, skilful playing on violin and piano. The sum realized was eighty dollars, clear. NEWSPAPER!
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