Bedford Gazette, August 4, 1899

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August 04, 1899

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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania THE GUIETTE Is seven days ahead of them all. If it isn't in The Gazette It didn't happen. VOL. 95- BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1899. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. Annual Meeting of Representative Democrats, AN EXCELLENT TICKET. It Is Composed ot Worthy and In Kvery Respect a block o tbe For Protftonolttry, Irvine S. Kagarise, oi South Woodbury Township. For Sheriff, John Fletcher, oi Monroe Township. For KegMer and Jiecorder, W. H. Moitimore, oi Bedford Township. For Treasurer. John S. Whetstone, oi Snake Spring Town- ship. For District Attorney, Humphrey D. Tale, Bedford Borough. For Count y t'oiuinisyiontrtt, Oeorge M. Appleman, oi Bloomfield Town- ship, and Abraham H. Egoli, oi Napier Town- ship. For Director of Ihe Poor, Andrew J. Steckman, oi Monroe Township. For Auditors, Frank P. Barton, oi East Providence Town- ship, and Edward W. Light, of Hyndman Borough. For Coroner, Dr. F. S. Campbell, oi Hopewell Borough. This is the excellent ticket nominat- ed by the Democrats of Bedford county on Tuesday. It is composed of worthy men and, geographically, and in every other respect, it is a model. The can- didates are ail the unanimous choice of the Democracy and will receive the united support of the party and many votes of Republicans who are disgust- ed with the autocratic rule of the Phil- adelphia politician, whose "lavish use of money, dictatorial assumption oi leadership and arbitrary and selfish disposal of nominations for county offi- cials have introduced into our politic- al contests an element of power and plunder which, if unchecked, will place political preferment on the auc- tion block and sell positions of honor and trus.1 to the highest as so succinctly set forth in the resolutions adopted by the convention. The convention was -held in the court house and was called to order by Chairman of the County Committee, E. F. Kerr at 1.30 p. m. Mr. Kerr made a short address and then appointed Daniel S. Horn, Esq., of Bedford, Samuel A. Van Ormer, of Schellsburg, Victor Barkman, of Monroe, Frank Hoover, of Woodbury, and James A. Beaner, of Saxton, temporary secreta- ries. After the roll of the delegates was called a permanent organization j was effected. Dr. W. A. Grazier, of New Paris, was elected chairman. The temporary secretaries were continued as permanent secretaries and the follow- ing persons were elected vice presidents: George Z. Replogle.of Woodbury town- ship; Dr. J. G. Candler, of Rainsburg; A. P. Hillegass, of Juniata. A motion outlining the order of business, pre- sented by J. A. Cuppettt, of Mann's Choice, was adopted. The following delegates were named as a committee on resolutions: George S. Mowry, of West St. Clair; William Mason.of Londonderry; D. Z. Replogle, of Woodbury township; Patrick Sloan, of Broad Top; C. C. Nave, of Cumber- land Valley. Next in order was the selection of a candidate for sheriff. John Fletcher, of Monroe, and Capt. Philip G. Mor- gart, of Everett, were named. Mr. Fletcher was nominated on the first ballot, which was Fletcher, 07; Mor gart, 13. John S. Whetstone, of Snake Spring township, was nominated for treasurer over D. W. Amos, of Saxton, who ceived 14 votes, and W. H. Beckley, of West St. Clair, who got 20 votes. Mr. Whetstone captured 46 votes. George H. Appleman, of Bloomfield township, was chosen as one of the candidates for commissioner on the first ballot and Abraham H. Egolf, of Napier, was named as his runnin mate on tbe sixth. The six ballots were as follows: 1334 James Morse.............. 5 S S Uiehl ...............IS 11 11 11 J. I. Marks................'M 21 21 22 20 39 J. VV. Boor ...............31 25 25 24 25 G. H. Appleman...........45 Frank heed................S A.H.Egolf...............27 23 2323 29 4: Mr. Morse and Mr. Reed withdrew after the first ballot. J. E. Seifert, o Mann's Choice, James A. Sill, of pier. Frederick Gephart, of New Paris Bartley Hughes, of West Providence and William H. Harelerode, of Snak Spring, retired before the balloting be gan. Andrew J. Steckman, of nominated for poor director by accla- mation. There were three aspirants for the nomination for W. Light, of Hyndman, Prof. Franklin P. Barton, of East Providence, and James Collins, of Mann. Messrs. Light and Barton were nominated on the first 52; Barton, 70; Collins, Thropp, of the city of Philadelphia, has been permitted to use the powerful Repub- lican organization of this congressional dis- trict as a stepping stone to an exalted posi- tion of dignity and power; and we deplore the advancement of his political aspirations and practices in this county ns destructive of good morals and subversive of good gov- ernment. His lavish uso of bis dictatorial assumption of leadership and his arbitrary and selfish disposal of nominations for county officials have introduced into our political contest an element of power and plunder, which, if unchecked, will place political preferment on the auction and sell positions honor and trust t highest bidder. We cordially endorse the platform of principles adopted and promulgated by our recent Democratic state convention and commend the candidates thereby nominat- ed. as well as those this day chosen as our county standard-bearers, to the sympathy and support of all citizens interested in an honest and economical administration of every department of our state and county government. We hereby authorize ant] empower the executive committee of the Democratic party of Bedford county, which elected bv the county committee under the rules of the Democratic party of this county, at its annual meeting of organization on the second Saturday of March last, to fill any vacancy that niav occur by death, or with- drawal, or otherwise, in the ticket this day placed in nomination. Following is a list of the delegates who were present at the convention: Bedford horough.East F. P. Gil- Christ, Georce Mardorff, Abram Swartz. Bedford borough, West i rank Deal. Scott Fletcher. Garners Grain and the Flowers That Grow THE DEATH RECORD. Jeise Willis, Elza McElIiBh, Sr., William H. Ragsell, Daniel R. Snyder, Mrs. Marga- ret illorRret. Bedford W. Hemming.John Yont, George Smouse, Philip Beegle, Ed- ward Whetstone, James 11 Leary. L. Snyder. Broad Boor, D. Miles Walter, Patrick Sloan. J. Black. F. England, Francis Beegle, W. D. Koontz. Cumberland C. Nave.H. Rose, H. D. Drenning. Forney, Wilson More- head. Truesheim, George Fau- Hopewell Dodson. Hopewell Steele, Jacob E. Kitchey. A. Sullivan, John Kipp. P. William Hiller, John M. Housel, John Effolf. Stiffler, George Shoe- maker. King- A. H. Imler, D. L. KaulTuian. B. Divelbisb, Fred Hoover. B. Teyant Mason, J. W. Buchanan. Jay, Bernard D. Ship- "Mann's P. Cuppett. Monroe-Nathan Jlills, Victor Barkman. Dennis Sleighter, Francis Fletcher. William Shull, Solomon Miller, S. A. Douglass, J. E. Blackburn. New A. Brazier. W. Mickel. Providence E Brantner. Providence Steckman, Harry Grimes. Rainsbure, John G. Candler. A. Benner. A. Van Ormer. Snake Koontz, J. J. Harelerode. Southampton No. B. Perdew, Basil B. Barkman, Elza McElfish. St. M. Roudabush. St. Clair H Potter, Oliv er Acker, Alex. S. Berkheimer. St. Clair I. Conner, George S. Mowry. W. King. Woodbury Hoover. Woodbury Z Ueplogle. Woodbury H. Menteer. O. S. -Cagarise, L. C. Miller. Convention Crumbs. Dr. Grazier was an excellent presid- ng officer. His decisions were fair and impartial. The convention was a representative of Democrats. Many of the .Id-time workers of the party were present as well as the younger men vho are active in the good cause. Editors John C. Chamberlain, George Weaverling, of Everett, Wilbur F. Cleaver, of Hyndman, D B. Armstrong, of Bedford, and George A. Parker, of Georgetown, 0., were at the conven- tion taking notes. The newspapermen lidn't seem to enjoy the meeting. They expected to see a scrap, but it lidn't materialize. The proceedings were just lively enough to make them thoroughly Democratic. JESSE WILLIS. Jesse Willis, a well known farmer of near Ryot, died on Saturday. He is survived by his wife and a number of grown up chil- dren. Decedent was a promi- nent Democrat and in 1390 was the Democratic candidate for county treasurer. In its issue of October 10, 1880, THE GAZETTE said: "For tbe office of county treasurer the nominee is Jesse Willis, of West St. Clair township. A farmer from boyhood and always a resident of West St. Clair, where he was born Decem- ber 5, 1832, his life has not been full of incident. He served one session as assessor and is now a member of the school board, acting as secretary. He ;s a quiet, unobtrusive citizen and is lield in high esteem in the community in which he lives." ElZft McEllish, Sr. A communication from Hewitt to the Cumberland Allcfjiminn contains the following account of the death of Elza McElfish, Sr. ruthless hand of death removed from our community last Saturday, July 53, Elza McElfish, Sr. was the oldest man in this part of Bedford county, having reached the advanced age of eighty-four years, ten months and seventeen days. Death came very suddenly. He ate his breakfast and went to the store and afterward to the barnyard, where he was found shortly afterward by his grandson lying on the ground cold in death. "The deceased was born on Murley's Branch, Allegany county, Maryland, and moved to Hewitt about forty years ago. He was a member of the Luther- an church. The young people will miss his smiling countenance. For many years he sat in the store and gave good advice and counsel to all. He leaves a widow eighty years old and six sons, Elza, James F., Jona- than, Campbell, Arthurand David, and one daughter, Mrs. Aleinda Lashley, widow of George W. All of the family attended the funeral except David, who lives in Washington state. Two daughters, Susan and Amy, and one son, Columbus, preced- ed him to the land of rest. The inter- ment took place at the home burial grounds on Sunday evening about four clock." one hundredth anniversary of her birth. Until recently the eyesight of this remarkable woman was so good that she employed herself in reading, sewing and knitting. She was never sick a day in her life until a very short time before her death. She en- tertaining conversationalist and took great delight in relating incidents ot days gone by. In speaking of the bitterness of the political campaigns of the past she told of a wife refusing to speak to her husband, wLo was a Democrat, because he voted for Mrs. Morgret's brother, William Bishop, at the election in the fall of 1843, when the latter was elected on the Whig ticket to represent Bedford county in the legislature. Mrs. Morgret's visits abroad were few and were confined to occasional trips to Bedford county and to points', in Maryland and Virginia. Her husband, Job Morgret, died thirty years ago. alias isertha G. Uechhoefer. Miss Bertha. G. Bechhoefer died at her home in Altoona on Saturday eve- ning. Decedent was a daughter of the late A. L. and Rebecca Bechhoefer and was born in Woodbury. She was a graduate of the Altoona high school, class of 'S3, and for the past ten years was a teacher in the public schools of that city. The Altoona Tribune says: "Miss Bechhoefer was an accomplished musician and an efficient Sunday school teacher and was much esteemed by all who knew her.'1 Jacob Shroyer. Jacob Shroyer, of Southampton township, Somerset county, answered the final summons July 22. He was aged seventy-three years, five months and twenty-six days. Decedent was a native of Londonderry township, this county, where he resided until about eight years he removed to Somerset county. Mr. Shroyer was an honest, upright man and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. Professor Honser Married. Prof. James Houser, of Danville, for- merly principal of the Bedford public schools, was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte J. Grand Junc- tion, Col., at the home of the bride's uncle, William Smythe, at Chariton, la., July IS. In referring to the wed- ding the University Herald, Ada, 0., says Wlllinin Williams. William Williams, son of Thomas Williams, of near Hyndman, died in Pittsburg about twenty-five years. For about a year he conducted a jewelry store at Thomas, W. Va. Interment was made at jVeics. ft WEEK Happenings of the Past Seven Days. THE IMPORTANT EVENTS Culled From All Quarters of the Globe BDC! Comleittied For Busy Xterng. Engene Cliimle illclinlglit. Eugene Claude McKnight, son of John A. McKnight, of Baker's Summit, died on Wednesday, the 28th ult, at Attilla, Tenn. The cause of his death was not known by his relatives here when last heard from. THE TENTH'S MASCOT. Irvine South Woodbury, was selected as our candidate for pro- Ihonotary by acclamation. It took two ballots to select a nomi- nee for register and recorder, W. H. Mortimore, of Bedford township, be- ing the successful candidate. The ballots follow: 1 3 H. E. Goldsmith..................20 20 Dr. J. 3. Statler................... 14 15 W. H. Murtunore.................. 'M 40 W. 31. Steele...................... 8 Humphrey D. Tate, Esq., of Bedford, was unanimously chosen candidate for district attorney viva vuce and in the iame manner Dr. F. S. Campbell, of Hopewell, was named for coroner. The resolutions were then read and adopt- ed. They are as follows: The Democrats of Bedford county, by their representatives in county convention met, reaifinn our adherence to the tim honored principles of our party. rejoice to feel and know that these are founded on love of couutrj and her beneficent institutions and devo tion to the best interests of all the people. believe tliat the existence of ditfereu political organizations contributes to th welfare of our common country, and w yield to every man the sacred right to cas his vote and to exercise all his proud pre rogatives, as an American citizen, iu ac cordauce with his own enlightened judg ment. We believe in an honest contest, an hon est honest count and an honest sub mission to tbe expressed will of the major ity. vVe despise, abhor and coudemu "as dan gerous to thy civil institutions of our couu trv and contrary to the laws of God an the corrupting use of money to ca ry elections in our county, and we ca upon all good citizens to array themselv against tnis insidious and nefarious pra tice. We are towed, down with shame and h uxiliation when W realize that Joseph "The bride is a graduate of Manhat- tan college in the B. S. degree and since her graduation has merited and received the M. S. degree by doing two years' resident work in the same insti- tution. She also took a course of phys- ical culture in the summer school of Harvard university, and a course in domestic art in the Pratt Institute She has also broadened her culture by much travel, having visited all sections of the United States, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, also parts of Canada. "Prof. Houser is an alumnus of this institution, having graduated in '01. Since that time he has been a success- iil educator in Pennsylvania, having icupied various important positions, nd is now superintendent of the Dau- lle city schools, a position which he as held for six successive years, re- .rdless of competitive applications of raduates from Harvard, Yale and ornell. In connection with his regu- ar work he has also done considerabl- nstitute work as special instructor in ,rious branches. As a side issue he as been patting in his spare moments n the study of law, which will, we un- erstand, eventually become his pro- ession. Prof. Houser has enviable ualifications as a politician; and as a irector and manager of affairs he has ew equals among young men." William Uoge KnaaelL William Hoge Russell, the youngest son of the late Hon. James M. Russell, died at his home in Fredericksburg, Va on Monday, July 24. The Fred- erieksburg Star of the 26th ult. says "He passed peacefully away on Mon- day at 13.1.1 a. m. after a lingering ill- ness. While his death for some weeks past has been expected, the announce- ment was received with many deep re- grets, for he was an upright Chris- tian gentleman, a good citizen and one of the city's oldest and best known merchants. "The deceased was born in Bedford. Penna., November 24, After spending some years in the place of his birth he moved to and there engaged in the dry goods business. From Washington he locat- ed in Wheeling, W. Va., and remained there until 1SOO, when he came to this citv, where he has since resided. after his removal here he entered the sumac business, then the grocery, dry goods and hardware re- spectively, the latter being conducted to the time of his death. With him in the latter business his son, Mr. D. S. Russell, has been associated for some years. Gymkhana Races. The most notable event of the season ,t the Bedford Springs was the gyink- lana, or egg races, which took place in Friday. Hon. J. D. Campbell, of was chief justice and A. J. Dull, Esq., of Harrisburg, and Gen. H. Kyd Douglass, of Hagerstown, Md., associate justices. The committee on eggs and spoons consisted of Mrs. R. J. Haldeman, Miss Dull, of Harris- rarg, Mrs. Jessie Hilles, of Baltimore. participants in the races were Ion H. G. Davis, of West Virginia, Hon. Richard Kerins, of St. Louis, Hon. W. L Elkin, of Philadelphia, Hon. M. E. Olmsted, John Herman, of Harris- burg, Mr. Robb, of Maryland, Mrs. Arthur Lee, of Richmond, Va., Miss Mary Bosler, of Carlisle, Miss McComas, was a prominent Mason, a mem- ber of Lodge No. 4 of this city and of Cimmandery No. 1, Knights Templar. He is survived by three Anchutz, of Darby, Penna., Mrs. E M. Hildreth, of Wheeling, W. Va., and Mrs. I. S. Russell, of this city. The funeral services took place froii" the Presbyterian church, of which he ha'1 been a member for many years, yester- day afternoon at 5 o'clock.'' Daniel It. Suyiler. Daniel R. as he was called to distinguish him from the other Daniel Snyders in the town- ship in which he lived, suddenly be-t came ill while he was in L. C. Mann's c'otning store, Everett, Saturday af noon about four o'clock, andvras taken to the home of W. S. Sams, where he died five hours later. The remains were conveyed to the home of decedent, in Saake Spring township, a short time a'ter his death. The funeral services wi re held on Monday morning and were conducted by Elder David Det- iler, assisted by Elders Solomon Ilershberger and D. M, Vanhorn. In- terment in the Hershberger graveyard. n jniel E Snyder was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Snyder and was born in Morrison's Cove. At tbe time of his death he was aged forty-nine years, i months and two days. About twen- .y-six years ago be was united in mar- riage to Miss Sophie Snyder, daughter of Daniel R. Snyder, of Snake Spring township. For the past fifteen years Mr. Snyder lived on his farm in Snake Spring Valley. He is survived by his wife and four Harry, Phffibe and Frank. The deceased was a Republican and served as supervisor for two terms and was auditor for one term. He was a member of the Dunk- ard church. "Cover Dan" Snyder was a kind-hearted, genial, honest man. James RitHe. a New Baltimore Boy, IB a favorite With the Volunteers. A San Francisco despatch, noting the arrival of the invalids of the Tenth Pennsylvania regiment, on the Morgan City, from Manila, in that city the other day, says "James Rillle, whose parents live in New Baltimore, Somerset county, Pa., and who went to Manila .as the mascot of the Tenth recruits, returning May 0, is in the city, and was at the Presid- io seeing the Tenth boys there to- day. RiMe says that while he was with the regiment he was told that he would be put in the guard house if he went on the firing line, but one day he was in the trenches selling badges lo the Nebraska men when the firing be- gan and he ran two miles to the Tenth's position. "I saw that fight all he said, "and if they would let me go to the front I would go back to Manila." Riitle is the mascot of the boys from Pennsylvania and the youngest soldier that ever shouldered a Springfield in the Philippines. 'I was botmc to go to the war, and I said the lad, who is barely four- teen years old. 'My folks objected and so I sneaked along the side of the train which was filled with soldiers at the depot in Pittsburg. I asked the boys what the chances for enlistment were and they told me I'd better go to bed before this S o'clock policeman got me. Then I got sight of Con Buckley and he hid me under his seat. The next thing was Spaniards galore. 'The hottest place I got into was at Db church, three miles from Manila, on the night of March 17. You bet that was a corker and I got all th e mascot business I wanted. Time and again I could hear bullets whistling around my ears, and once a big shell popped behind my back. Tbat same night I captured a horse belonging to a Filipino and sold it for seventeen Mexican dollars. After that I was laid Elihu Root was sworn in as secretary of war Tuesday morning. In a wreck on the Erie railroad near Lackawaxen Saturday night two per- sons were killed and twenty injured. It is said that carbolic acid is a cure for lockjaw. The discovery was made at Rome and the drug has been suc- cessfully used in Europe. The village of Tupper Lake, N. Y., was almost entirely destroyed by fire Sunday night, leaving 300 persons homeless and destitute. The loss is about S200.000. Millionaire William Waldorf Astor, formerly of New York, now of Eng- land, recently became a British citizen by foreswearing all allegiance to the land of his birth. C. W. Marks, of Columbus, 0., has sold his great pacer, Patehen, to Ed. Mills, of U. Y. Haws, of Johnstown. Mr. Marks says the price was in cash. Yellow fever has broken out in Nor- folk and Phcobus, Va. Both towns are quarantined and it is thought that it will not spread. The fever has also invaded Santiago. The United States troops at that place may be removed to America. Leu-is Michael McDonald, white, were electrocuted in the Sing Sing, N, Y., prison on Mon- day. Pullerson strangled his common- law wife, Kate Smith, to death, on March 11, ISiJS. McDonald, a beef killed the head time-keeper, Stephen Titus, on May 4, 3308, in New York. Upon the same scaffold and simultane- ously four negroes were hanged in the Baltimore city jail yard on Friday. Three of the men, Cornelius Gardner, JoUi'. Myers and Charles James, paid with their lives for criminally as- saulting Annie Bailey, a 13-year-old negress, while Joseph Bryan, the fourth member of the quartette, killed Mary Peck, a negress, with whom lie had lived. Attorney-General John P. Elkin has granted the petition of the Municipal league of Philadelphia that a sugges- tion be filed in the Dauphin coimty court for a writ of mandamus against Sccretaryof the Commonwealth W. W. Griest, to compel the publication of certain proposed amendments to the constitution, passed at the recent ses- sion of the legislature and vetoed by Governor Stone. The annual preliminary report of the commissioner of internal revenue for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1390, shows that the receipts from all sources of internal revenue for the year aggre- gated which amount in- cludes from the tax on money orders turned over by the postmaster- general to the collector for the district of Maryland, and for which no expense for collection was incurred, making an increase of over the re- ceipts for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1SSS. A department report upon the state of the peach crop in Pennsylvania re- veals a peculiar calamity. It has been well known that western Pennsylvania will have no peach crop this year acd eastern Pennsylvania fares but little better. The new inter-mountain peach region, however, suJlered less from the extreme cold of last February and none at all from late spring frosts. But a leading grower, who reported early in the summer a probable harvest of two thousand bushels of the luscious fruit, now informs the department at Har- risburg that his trees and those of his neighbors have been stripped of fruit by a severe hailstorm. This is a dis- aster extraordinary, destroying tbe only peach crop in the crop that would have paid good dividends in a year of general shortage. There will be peaches, of course, chiefly from California, but the lovers of fruit will be obliged to content themselves in the main with apples, pears and plums, which are all abundant. LIST OF JURORS Drawn for the Term of Court Commencing September '1. Following is a list of jurors drawn for the term of court commencing Monday, September 4 JOBORS. A. C. Mullin, Liber- ty; Harry M. Shaefer, Kimmell; J. F. Layton, Edward Snyder, Monroe; Joseph Barclay, Harry Young, Juniata; George W. Hoover, Rush Clark, Jacob Shuss, Napier; John James, Jr., David P. England, Colerain; William Nelson, Saxton; Andrew Callahan, West St. Clair; John Line, Bedford township; James Lafferty, Londonder- ry; D. B. Mock, Levi Gordon, Union; W. W. Cessna, Hopewell township; George W. Walter, South Woodbury; Lewis Hite, Cumberland Valley; Ells- worth May, Mann's Choice; Alvey Bowen, Pleasantville; A. E. Hender- shot, Ityndman; W. S. Burket, Everett. PETIT FIHST WEEK T. Miller, A. D. Hoover, Mann's Choice; James Collins, Mann; Levi Waltev, D. S. Hengst, Kiiomell; James C. Crissey, Ross A. Sparks, West Providence; J. D. -James, Bainsburg; Samuel L. Buck, Jacob H. Snowberger, South Wood- bury; L. S. Colvin, Schellsburg; S. Mc- Intyre, Coaldale; William H. Stiffler, Watson Hartzel, Nathan Orissiuan, D. W. Lee, George Dibert, Bedford town- ship; Hugh Allison, Union; A. J. Allen, George Dull, Baltzer Fletcher, Israel Koontz, Bedford borough; Reuben O'Neal, Harry Dodson, James H. Cal- houn, Wilson Amick, William Conrad, Monroe; Harry Otto, East St. Glair; Oliver P. Boor, M. S. Bortz, Cumber- land Valley; Samuel Barefoot, Pleas- antville; D. E. Bottomfleld, Everett; Silas Felton, East Providence; John S. Rush, Hopewell township; George B. Hoover, Woodbury borough, Jacob L. Keagy, Woodbairy township; Silas H. Little, Saxton; James Foster, W. W. Figard, Broad Top; S S. Stuckey, Na- pier; B. C. Smith, Hyndman; Dennis Close, Londonderry, PETIT SKCOND WEEK. Jesse Evans, Frank Zembower, Siinom Will- iams, Albert Layton, East Providence; James Dunn, David Price, John B. Smith, Albert Esbelman, West Provi- dence; Harry C. Lehman, Sheridan Barman, Jacob Adams, B. Frank Hite, Samuel Albright, Hyndman; J. H. Wonders, John Rock, George W. Col- vin, Napier; W. Harelerode, Levi Diehl, Colerain; Edward D. Hecker- man, Albert L. Nycum, Joseph Woods, Bedford borough C. H Cooper, Lewis lams, of J., Southampton; William Easter, Scott Yount, James S. Miller, Bedford township; Valentine Stufft, Kimmell; R. Peyton Turner, S. W. Wehn, Francis Baker, Everett; James Rhodes, Liberty; Edward Steele, Will- iam Long, Hopewell township; J. G. Candler, Rainsburg; 0. P. Nave, Cum- berland Valley; Howard W. Imler, Onion; S. H. Mock. Bloomfield; Philip Smith, Mann; J. H. Claycomb, East St. Clair; J. P. Shoemaker, Harrison; Wat- son Lingenfelter, West St. Clair; J. W. Huff, Saxton. won CHAT, Letter From Our Capital City Cor- respondent. THE OLD AL6ER CLIQUE Is Shaking and Quaking For Fear Tbat Sec- retary Koot May Keorgaulie the Wai Department. JOHN ROBINSON'S SHOW, up with the fever. 'Jiff opinion of Colonel Hawkins is that he'.i a trump. He's my friend.' Mock Trial. of Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Adrews, of Cleveland, 0., Miss Hall and Miss La- trobe, of Biiltimore. The first honors were won by Miss Hall and Mrs An- drews. In the contest some fine horse- manship was displayed both by the ladies and the gentlemen. The courje was the circular roadway in front of the hotel and the equestrian who first carried an egg in a long handled spoon to the judges won the race. The high esteem in which he was held by the community in which he lived was shown by the unusually large con- course of friends and neighbors who attended the obsequies. Mrs. Morgret. Mrs. Margaret Morgret died at her home in Needmore, Fulton county, on Friday. Had her life been spared three weeks she would have celebrated, the JtiMir-trd Springs. The following despatch from Bedford Springs was published in Monday's PiilitieLedger, of Philadelphia: "Bed- ford is crowded. The main dining room is being taxed toitsfnllcapacity. When this room was thrown open to the public in 1S12 it attracted general notice in the press and was described as one of the largest and finest dining rooms of its kind in America. Plans are now being considered for adding largely to its seating space. At a meet- ing of the owners of the property, held here this 'week, the advisability of making Bedford an all season resort was considered, and it is believed that beginning with this year the Springs will be opened to guests the entire year, and thus be enabled to meet the increasing demand of persons who are desirous of making use of the Bedford cure at stated intervals during the year A large number of improvements have been decided upon, and work will begin not later than October 1." Deeds Keceutly Recorded. Pribcilla Thomas to Elizabeth Eich- elbcrger, lot in Broad Top township; cons'deration S200 Mary M, King and others to William A. King, 4 acres in Union township; consideration John W. Mattern, by executors, to Clara C. Barnett, lot in Saxton; consid- eration 840. E T. Swain to Clara C. Bennett, lot in Saxton; consideration 350. Frederick Zook to Elwood Replogle, 81 perches in Hopewell township; con- sideration S383. Lizzie Foreman and others to Charles B. Hetrick, two tracts in Snake Spring town'hip; consideration A very amusing mock trial was held at the Arandale Tuesday evening. Judge Ferguson, of Philadelphia, pre- sided. Mr. Troemler was charged with taking John A. Cessna, hackman, oat in the rain, thereby ruining bis clothing, and a suit for damages was instituted. The jury was composed of twelve ladies, with Mrs. Oudge Fergu- son foreman. State's Attorney Henry Duft'y, of Baltimore, was counsel for p'aintiff and Mr. Amtnon, of Pittsburg, looked after defendant's interests. The jury brought in a verdict for Mr. Troetnler, in consideration of defend- ant agreeing to entertain the jury to supper at the Willows. The verdict was set aside and a new trial ordered by Judge Ferguson, on the ground that the jury had been tampered with. Arnold-Leonard Nuptials. Yesterday morning at the Lutheran parsonage Walter S. Arnold and Miss Binnic M. Leonard, of Bedford, were united in marriage by Rev. M. L. Cul- ler. The happy couple left on the morning train for a visit to Atlantic City, Philadelphia and Harrisburg. When they return they will go to house-keeping in the house now occu- cupied by Harry Arnold, who will move into his new residence on Union street. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield S. Arnold. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Leonard. She was a member of the class of 'Oii, Bedford high school. THE GAZETTE extends congratulations. David Injured. On Monday morning while the men at the reservoir were undermining a bank the ground suddenly gave way and about a cart load of earth fell, striking David Swartz on the head, back and abdomen, seriously injuring him. He was brought to his home in A Gorgeous, Sumptuous ami Impressive Augmentation. To speak of the merits of John Rob- inson's great world's exposition is merely "love's labor lost" with the people of this nation. There is not an amusement lover on the continent that is not fully cognizant of the fact that it is now and has ever been the best among the best. Everybody does not know, however, that during its last winter's vacation the show has receiv- ed an augmentation so vast and so im- portant as to dwarf by comparison even its own great exhibitional excel- lence. We allude to the grand, gor- geous and sublime biblical spectacle of "Solomon, his Temple and the Queen of in which innumerable peo- ple are active participants and which is replete in grand scenographic effect, typical reproduction of biblical person- ages and events prolific in pageantic and processional features, lavish in en- trancing ballets and terpsichorean di- vertisements and rich in trappings and appointments, requiring for its pro- duction the largest stage ever con- structed, and conspicuously portray- ing saered events, scenes and incidents such as the judgment of Solomon, ar- rival of the Queen of Sheba, the City of David, the palace and temple, court oi King Solomon's temple, the walls and towers of Jerusalem, Solomon's 700 wives, the sacred ark of the covenant, the great ivory throne, procession of war chariots, slaves bearing incense, lovely Cresset dancing girls, martial and courtly parades and exciting char- iot races. This eminently moral, his- torical and mind-elevating spectacle will commend itself to every lover of the sacred and beautiful. The Robin- son exposition, with its sublime spec- tacular accession, is to exhibit in Bed- ford Monday, August 14. Special correspondence of TBE GAZETTE. WASHINGTON, July wishes father, the story sent out from Washington, several days ago, that a movement was on foot to put another gold Democratic presidential ticket in the field next year. No such move- ment is known among Democrats and no such action is expected to get the support of any considerable number of Democrats, because they all know that it is not being instigated by Democrats, but by Republicans, whose only object is to draw support away from the regu- lar Democratic ticket. A number of Democrats who took part in organizing the Palmer and Buckner movement have since acknowledged their mistake and their regret and expressed their intention to stand by the regular nom- inations hereafter, because the Demo- cratic party as a whole stands for most of the things they believe in. Al- though Republican money is likely to be freely used to bring about such a condition, there is absolutely nothing in sight at this time to indicate the nomination of a gold Democratic ticket next year. There is much shaking and quaking in the old Alger clique in the war de- partment, because of a rumor, which seems to have foundation, that Secreta- ry Root, who is now in Washington, preparatory to being sworn in to-mor- row and taking to reor- ganize the war department from bot- tom to top. Certainly no other depart- ment of the government needs a thor- ough reorganization more than the one over which Mr. Root has been chosen to preside, but the clique is powerful and Secretary Root may find himself unable to overthrow the Algerites. If he is wise, he will get General Miles on bis restoring to him the authori- ty of which he was deprived by Alger. Attorney-General Griggs, before go- ing off on his summer vacation, shat- tered the hopes of numerous persons, .vho thought they had everything fixed to secure valuable Porto Rican conces- sions from the war department, by rendering opinions upon three specific right to use the water power of the river Plata, the right to build and operate a tramway, and the right to build and control, Jtorall time, piers and wharves at Ponce. These opinions take the ground that all sucli concessions were the crown property of Spain, and sums them all, and ap- parently all other public concessions on the. island, up as follows "As crown property, they were, by the treaty of cession, transferred by Spain to the United States of America, and are now a part of the public do- main of that nation. I do not know of any right or power which the secretary of war or the president has to alienate in perpetuity any of the public domain of the United States, except in accord- ance with acts of congress, duly passed with reference thereto.'' This is unc derstood to be a hint to Alger of the power of the administration to make trouble for him and his business friends, who arc heavily interested in some Cuban deals, if he attempts to antagonize the administration. Representative Griffith, who repre- sents the Indiana district which sent the late Judge Holman to congress for so many years, said of politics in hit state, and he knows: "Indiana wil send to the Democratic national con- vention a solid Bryan delegation. The men who were for Mr. Bryan and the have not regarding PERSONAL NOTES. From Vnrlom Polnti Picked Up Bf portvn. Chicago platform in weakened in their faith Samuel Fritz. The subject of this notice was born in Stoney Creek township, Somerset county, May 0, 1813, and died at New Buena Vista, Bedford county, June 23, 1399, aged eighty-one years, one month and twenty days. Mr. Fritz was twice to Sarah Miller, on May 28, 1837. This union was blessed with nine children. About fifty years ago he removed, with his family, from Somerset county and lo- cated about two miles south of New Buena Vista. Here he spent the most of his life, being engaged in farming. About twenty years ago his first wife died and then he was again married to Rachel Wilfred, who also preceded him to the spirit world. Since her death he made his home with his son, Chavjiicoy. Six of his children died in nine days time, of that dreadful dis- ease, diphtheria, about thirty-five years ago, and the oldest son died in one of the southern prison pens during the civil war. The only surviving children are Cbauncey Fritz, of New Buena Vista, and Caroline, wife of John Slick, of Bedford. The funeral took place on June 35, in the New Buena Vista church, and was con- ducted by Rev. G. W. Straup, of West End. Interment in the little grave- yard about one and a half miles north of New Buena Vista. A FBIEXD. either. I am one of those who believe in the indestructibility of the princi- ples of Democracy, and though the party may suffer temporary defeat, it is sure to regain ascendency, for ifc rep- resents better than any other political organization the true interests of the people. The predominant issue in 1900 is very apt to be war upon the trusts, and upon this the Dsmocrats will be in far better position than their opponents. The voters of the country cannot be deluded by anti-trust decla- rations of the Republican convention; they understand that there is no real antagonism between the leading men of that party and the trusts, but that, on the contrary, the closest intimacy exists, seeing that most of the influen- tial Republicans are thoroughly iden- tified with combines and monopolies. We had a great chance in IS'.IG, and we came very near success, and we will have just as good a chance in 1000. I see nothing in the situation that is discouraging to Democrats, but on the contrary, much that betokens a win- ning campaign. One of the conundrums of the hour is why the sending of a cablegram to General Otis, conveying an expression of Mr. McKinley's confidence in him and satisfaction with all he has done including his press censoring, should have been kept secret for ten days after it was sent. Some say that Mr McKinley wanted to ascertain how far public sentiment would go in support ing the demand for the recall of Otis and that if that demand had been a little stronger, the cablegram wouL have been suppressed entirely. It wa evidently kept back for some purpose And it wouldn't have been the firs time that official matters have bee: made public or suppressed by this ad ministration in deference to the stafe of public opinion. People Who Move Hither and Thither In Thte Busy World. Mr. William H. Aaron, of Loysburg, Town Talk was in Bedford on Monday. Miss Birdie Duffy, Pittsburg, is visiting Miss Julia Minnich. Miss Daisy Dibert, of Garrett, Ind., is visiting relatives in Bedford. Mr. Levi C. Devore, of Hyndman, was a Bedford visitor yesterday. Miss Grace Pardoe, of Renovo, is vis- iting Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Pierson. Mr. Roy Horner, of Altoona, is visit- ing his sister, Mrs. E. M. Pennell. 'Squire J. B. Butts, of South Wood- bury township, was in town on Tues- day. Mr. B. F. Shuck, of Pittsburg, spent Friday here with his mother, Mrs. Mary G. Shuck. Mr. and Mrs. Conner.of Washington, D. C., are visiting at the home of Mr. John Wy. Boor. Misses Mary and Catherine O'Brien, of Philadelphia, are spending the sum- mer in Bedford. On Tuesday Miss Emma Glass left for a visit to friends in Indiana and Cambria counties. Attorneys Russell and Ralph Long- snecker are spending a few days at Atlantic City, N. J. Mrs. Joseph Kenning and daughter, Dorothy, of Wilkinsburg, are guests of Miss Eliza Knox. Mrs. J. B. May and children are vis- iting Mrs. May's sister, Mrs. Samuel Novell, of Orbisonia. Misses Margaret and Pearl Craig, of Riinersburg, are visiting their sister, Mrs. I. W Hendricks. Mr. John Cowan, of Philadelphia, is spending a few days with his broiher- n-law, E. F. Kerr, Esq.. Mr. Frank McCleery, of Washington, D. C., is visitinghis sisters, Misses Mar- garet and Drue MeCleery. Mr. Clayton Stuckey, an employee of the Cambria Steel company, Con- cmaugh, spent a few days this week in Bedford. Miss Henrietta Heckermau, after an enjoyable visit to her many friends here, returned to her home in Altoona on Sunday. Mr. Edward Turner, of Cumberland, who had been visiting his cousin, Mr. Schell Ridenour. returned home on Wednesday. Miss Daisy Huzzard, who is chief mil- liner in Solomon A Ruben's burg, is visiting her aunt, Miss Sue Cromwell. Misses Ruie and Elsie Enyeart, of Philadelphia, and Miss Enyeart, of Saxton, are visiting their friend, Miss Virginia Carver. Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Oellig and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoover, of Wood- bury, spent Tuesday and Wednesday with friends in Bedford. Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Fochtman, of Cozad, Neb., are visiting Mrs. Focbt- man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weber, of Bedford township. Mrs. James K. Lighteap, Miss Annie Lighteap, Miss Golfer-' and Mr. Harry Allegheny, are spending acoupleof weeks with Mrs. A. M. Kean. Mrs. Frank Fetterhoffand daughter, Jessie, of Huntingdon, who spent the past month with friends in Bedford, returned to their home on Tuesday morning. Miss Eva Valier Shoop, who spent the past six months with her sister, Mrs. J. W. Lingle, is now at Asbury Park, where she will remainuntil Sep- tember 15. Mr. C. U. Brengle and Mrs. C. T. Urengle, of Richmond, Va., Mrs. J. V. Adams, of Pleasant Gap, and Miss An- nie Brengle, of Baltimore, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vachel Brengle. Mr. James G. Sansom, of Pittsburg, ient Saturday and Sunday here with latives and friends. He returned ome Sunday evening, accompanied by s had been visiting in Bed- >rd for some time. Miss Mae Norcross, educational ed- or of the Philadelphia Times, who is e guest of Rev. Dr. L. M. Colfelt at is country residence, is spending everal days with her Mr. and rs. Isaac Pierson, on South Richard ,reet. The Hollidaysburg correspondent of IB Altoona Tribune says "Thomas T. ailey, Twenty-first regiment, Nation- l Guard of Pennsylvania, of Hunting- on, accompanied by Mr. Reed, of the me place, walked to the burg y ester- ay and will continue their march to edford to-day." Mr. and Mrs. Georga A. Parker, of Georgetown, 0., are spending some me in Bedford. Mr. Parker is a news- aper man and acted as correspondent or several leading papers of thiscoun- ry while he was in Cuba during the var with Spain. Mrs. Parker is an ccomplished musician. The following young people are vis- ting Misses Lena and Louise Fyan: Miss Camilla Murphy and Miss Ilattie flannery, of Pittsburg, Miss Nellie jpigelmire, of Braddock, Miss Venie lartzell, of Somerset, Miss Gertrude C. MENTIONED IN BRIEF, and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST a buggy and his injuries were attended to by Dr. W. F. Enfield. Mr. Swartz suffered a great deal of pain, but is now convalescent. He is an indus- trious young man and this affliction falls heavily upon him. We hope he may speedily recover. Popular ftluglcmua. The Arandale orchestra is a crack musical organization. The boys are always anxious to please and as a con- sequence are very popular. Their ben- efit ball at the Arandale to-night should be largely attended. Weudle-Slialler. On July 19, 1899, Humphrey T. Wen die, of New Paris, was united in th bonds of matrimony to Miss Ada M Shaffer, of New Buena Vibta, by Rev D. G. the Lutheran parson age, Schellsburg. The young coup] will make their future home at Win> ber. .____________ "All Together." Messrs. Daniel Annan, Judge S'oan George Landwehrs, Robert McMichae Captain Sheridan and wife. Jame Clark and Rev. J. C. Nicholson went i Bedford Springs on the afternoo train, where they will all drink toget water, of land Times. Duffy, of Washington, Messrs. James Meighan and Harry Dashbaugh, of Pittsburg. Messrs. Wil'.iam Beegle, of Johns- town, T. Barkman, of Clearville, J. A. Gump, of Everett, Dewalt Blackburn, of New Paris, G. Z-. Heplogle, of Wood- jury. J. P. Lehman, of Mann's Choice, S. Manges, of Helixville, J. I. Bar- ,ey, of Baker's Summit, and D. W. Amos, of Saxton, were among the vis- itors to Bedford on Tuesday. Mr. H. G. Miller, wife and sister, of Ihambersburg, were guests of Mr. Miller's uncle, 'Squire J. Z. Frazier, a few days this week. The visitors left for home Wednesday morning and ex- pected to make the trip overland in one day. The handsome trotters driv- en by Mr. Miller were greatly admired by the leading horsemen of Bedford. They are among the finest of the many splendid teams that have been in Bed- ford this summer. Col. A. L. Hawkins Dead. Col. A. L. Hawkins, of the Tenth Benefit ball to-night at Arandale. The Bedford fair this year will be held on October 3, 4, 5 and 6. The finest specimens of horse flesh in the world are with John Robinson's shows. Tbe report that anthrax is epidemic in this county is entirely without foun- dation. Joshua Kegg has taken charge of John R. Fisher's farm in Snake Spring township. Moses Lippel has purchased M. H. Zimmer's farm in Bedford township for No lack of mirth in John Robinson's circus, where the funniest clowns on earth hold forth. There will be a festival in the St. James Lutheran church, Pleasant Val- ley, on Saturday, August 12. The highest-salaried artists in the circus profession are with John Rob- iuson's big circus this season. On Monday at Hyndman the Hunt- ingdon baseball team was defeated by the Hyndman club by the score of 19 to J. Gogley, of Everett, has been grant- ed a patent on a metal punch and J. C. Roberts, of Bedford, one on a batter machine. A marriage license was recently is- sued at Hollidaysburg to David S. Ritchey and Mary C. Mclutyre, of Six Mile Run. Since the days of Noah more com- plete menagerie has never been seen than the one with John Robinson's ten big shows combined. Turn to the fourth page and read the announcement of the "Hot Weather Sale" now on at the Metropolitan Clothing and Shoe House. It is reported that a Philadelphia director of the Pennsylvania Railroad company is negotiating for the pur- chase of the Bedford Springs property. There will be no preaching in the Old Brick" church nor in tbe Luther- an church, in Rainsburg, Sunday, Au- gust 0, on account of the pastor being absent. Two months ago some one left a cir- cular saw in the office of H. C. David- son, Esq and tbe 'squire would like to have the owner call and get bis property. Charles Focklcr and William C. Putt, of Liberty township, were lodged in jail here Monday. These young men are accused of stealing goods from the store of E. G. and S. Wilson, Saxton. A cablegram from the Boston Eurc- pean Touring club, of which Attorney C. G. Metzler, formerly of Bedford, is a member, states tha', they are at Co- logne, Germany, and that all are well. William F. Gable Co., Altoona, ad- vertise their third semi-annual "Mill End Sale" on the third page of THE GAZBTTK. Our readers should take ad- vantage of tbe splendid bargains offer- ed by this well-known firm. Every detail of the grand production of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba is historically correct and has evoked the greatest praise from learned critics who have witnessed the spectacle in John Robinson's ten big shows. On Sunday morning in the St. Thomas Catholic church Miss Venie of Somerset, sang "0, Salu- and Miss Gertrude C. Duffy, of Washington, "Ave Maria.'' Both se- lections were beautifully rendered. At the Catholic parsonage Sunday evening Thomas II. Little, a well known hackman of Bedford, was unit- ed in marriage to Miss Ella M. Gard- ner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gardner, of Bedford, by Rev. Father Cashman. Daniel Stayer, of rear Woodbury, whose four-year-old son was killed by lightning July 20, is still suffering from the shock he received. Mr. Stayer was twenty feet from his son when the lat- ter waS was severely stunned by the electric flash. There is certainly no traveling ex- hibition in America, perhaps in the world, which presents entertainments so varied, so attractive and so dinous as do John Robinson's ten com- bined great shows, which are to ex- hibit here Monday, August 14. Rev. Irl Hicks says that "electrical storms will visit us from August 4 to 7 and that very warm weather will follow those storms till the 9th. The next regular storm period will be from the llth to the 15th, followed by cooler weather till the 20th, followed by severe storms to the 20th. The month will close with much rain and severe electrical storms." Letters of administration on the es- tate of Catharine Miller, late of Harri- son township, have been granted to John G. Miller; on the estate of Josiah Tewell, late of Cumberland Valley township, to Samuel S. Nave; on the estate of Jacob W. Mench, late of East Providence township, to Susan Mench: on the estate o" Rachel Eicher, late of Liberty township, to C. C. Eicher; on the estate of William Weimer, late of Monroe township, to Eli W. Weimer. D. S. Koontz. of Mansfield, Richland county, Ohio, is on a visit tohis father, Josiab Koontz, at Koontzville, in this county. Sixteen or eighteen years ago D. S. Koontz was one of the very suc- cessful teachers in the public schools here, and although very young then, made for himself a most excellent rep- utation. About that time he left here and located in the state of Ohio and is now the Democratic candidate for sher- iff of Richland county, in that state, with his election assured. Coming aa he does from a Democratic family in this county, with a life's record for honesty and integrity in every walk of life, we are not surprised that he was appreciated at his new home. HU old friends in this county, and they are Pennsylvania volunteers, died on July IS on boarl the transport Senator, which was bringing his regiment home from Manila. Colonel Hawkins was a brave and skilful, officer. He was elected to the state senate on the Re- publican ticket while he was in the Philippines. The vacancy caused by his death will probably be filled at the November election. many, are congratulating him on his success. An "Open Air L'open air service" will be held at NEWSPAPER! the Chalybeate Spring next Sunday evening at 8 o'clock, conducted by Eev. C. C. Adams. A cordial welcome U ex- tended to all. Familiar hymns will be sung. In case of bad'weather the ser- vices will be adjourned to the school house near by. iWSPAPERf ;