Bedford Gazette, August 11, 1899

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August 11, 1899

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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania Is seven THE GAZETTE Ss. them all. If it iia't ifi The Gazette It didn't happen. VOL. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST n, 1899. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. FIRST II fID, The Fall Campaign Opened at Wil- liamsport on Wednesday, NOTIF CATION MEETING. "Farmer" Creasy, Democratic Candidate for State a Kinging Speech Arralcna the Kepnbllcan Machine. The formal notification of the nomi- nees of the late Democratic state con- vention place in Williamsport on Wednesday. Theie were in attend- ance the three candidates, William T. Creasy, i-andidate for state treasurer; Judge Mestrezat, for supreme court justice, and Charles J. Reilley, of Wil- liamsport, candidate for superior court justice. Many prominent Democrats from all parts of the state were also present. In its report of the meeting the Pittsburg Post says In a speech tbat will command the seri- ous consideration of every honest voter m the state, William T. Creasy accepted the Democratic nomination for state trbasurer tbis afternoon. It rings honesty, earnest endeavor and a determination to do right. It is a document that will live when the speaker's, ashes crumble in the grave. His record as a legislator stands as bis indorsement that he will keep every promise ho uttered to the people. This notification meeting assumed the proportions of a state convention. Over 400 leading Democratic workers heard the speeches They -were enthusiastic. It was a splendid indication of the contest that will be waged by the Democratic organiza- tion this fall. Everyone seems interested, every faction was represented, everybody is encouraged to his best efforts. There has been no greater incentive for a supreme effort in years. All of ex -Judge James Gay Gordon's friends participated and were as active as though there had never been any discord. This was the last thing necessar i for a perfectly harmonious party. John C. Bane, of Washington, chair- man of the notification committee, made the speech notifying the candi- dates. Speeches of acceptance were made by the candidates. Candidate for State Treasurer William T. Creasy in his address scathingly arraigned the Republican machine for its raids upon the treasury. He said Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen of the Committee of Notification and Fel- low Democrats: In accepting the nomination of the Democratic party for the office of state treasurer I re- turn my sincere thanks for the great honor conferred upon me and I desire to set forth clearly and distinctly ray conception of the duties of the office and the rules and principles that will guide me in its administration should I be elected. While standing as the nominee of a political party, I legard the office of state treasurer as in no sense a parti- san one. It has no functions that cau properly be made to subserve party ends. If the performance of its duties is controlled or directed by considera- tions of party or of politicians it is a subversion of the office hostile to faithful and honest administration. The history of the state treasuryship under machine Republican control for a generation past gives ample proof this assertion. In contemplation of law the state treasurer is a custodian of the money of the people, charged with its honest and dis- bursements according tolaw. As such custodian and disbursing agent, how- ever, he is vested with discretionary pciwers of vast extent and importance. He is more than a merely ministerial officer to receive, hold and pay out. In keeping the public funds, their use, while in bis charge, is subject to his control, and, in paying out, the legali- ty aaJ honesty of the draft upon the treasury is subject to his, scrutiny and judgment. It is proper to consider how these functions have been discharged in the political machine treasurers. The treasurer, in the first place, has been selected at the dictation of polit-. ical bosses from the ranks of the de- pendent machine followers. He has usually been noted for his tried docility and subserviency. The people have had no voice what- ever in determining his selection. The millions of the people's money have been held as the estate of the party machine and administered at the behest of the party boss. They have been deposited with po- litical banks and political bankers for private gain. They have been loaned out to the political boss, to the membars of his family, to his lieutenants and to his mercenaries and his tools. They have been hinded over fcr stock jobbing and stock gambling to corrupt politicians. Their use has been sold by the same agencies for interest paid to the treas- urers, to other public officials aud to conspicuous managers of the machine. They have been made to pay annual tribute regularly to furnish the ma- chine itself with funds to debauch the TEN CENTS A GALLON, Why the BediordSju-lDgseompany Charges That Sum For the Magnesia Water. Learning that the Bedford Springs company tad decided to charge the people for the water from its magnesia spring, THE GAZETTE, always anx- ious to present the facts in all matters of public interest, sent a reporter to the Springs on Monday to interview the managers and one of the proprie- tors, who is at the resort. THE Gi 2F.TTE ascertained that some of the people have been greatly abusing the privileges granted them by the original owners of the many persons have been getting the water, shipping it to other places and receiving pay for in order to put a stop to this traffic the Springs company concluded to charge a nom- inal cents a the water is taken away from the spring in vessels. As heretofore, all who care to may go to the Springs and drink all the water they desire; but if they want to take the health-giving liquid away in jugs or demijohns or kegs or barrels they must see one ol the managers or an employee of the company, with whom they can make arrangements for getting the water. It is too bad that the law-abiding citizens must suiter by reason of the misdeeds of the lawless, and it is to be hoped that the embargo will be raised as soon as the latter class is taught a much needed lesson. We are reliably informed that the only persons who were at the court house Saturday evening to attend the public meeting to protest against the action of the Springs company were Managers William Heckerman and R Sewell Wright, of the Bedford Springs compa- they weren't there to protest. The impression prevails that there is a great quantity of the magnesia water "going to but an official of the Springs company informs us that all that flows from the famous spring is being utilized. Professor Smith Will Knimilu In Bedford. A short time ago an announcement was made in the paper of a neighbor- ing county to the effect that Prof. C. V. Smith was elected principal of the high school of Alexandria. After due consideration Professor Smith declined the position tendered to him and will continue his work here as principal of the Bedford Classical academy. The professor has been in Bedford three years, during which time he lias pre- pared a number of boys for college The work he has done commends itself and should solicit the patronage of the public. The prospects are encouraging for a good attendance during the next academic year. THE GAZKTTB voices the sentiment of the citizens of Bed- ford when it says that it is glad Prc- fessor Smith and his estimable wife will remain with us. Philadelphia Campers. A party of Philadelphia young people chaperoned by Mrs. Frank Maybir have chartered the house of S P Shall at the Crossings for two weeks and n royal time they are having. All the mountain heights have been scanned their tramps. The Itaystown Branch has been the scene of mauy boat rides and some big fish stories are related. A straw ride one evening and a trip to Bedford Springs have added much to the pleasure of the party The party includes Miss Stevenson. Miss Maybin, Miss Vollmer, Miss Helen H. Stevenson, of Philadelphia; Miss Julia S. dn Pont, of Wilmington, Del Messrs. De La Rombaeh, Frank R Savedge, William S. Furst, of Phila- delphia, and Samuel G. Thomson, of Altoona. Mentally Deranged. Early Monday morning Bessie Run- yan, of Ray's Cove, who has been work- ing at the Union hotel for about a year, left the house, going up past the fail- ground; then she crossed the ereek and went out the Hollidaysburg pike to- ward Belden. She was found about 6 o'clock in the evening by Constable David Earnest, near Tomlinson's, in Dutch Corner. Miss Runyan is men- tally deranged and it had been decided to take her to the almshouse on Mon- day, but she persuaded Landlord Dill not to send her there, promising to go to her home. Her mother took the unfortunate girl to Ray's Cove Monday evening. Grand Mr. Robinson not only offers to Ids patrons the best series ol circus per- formances, the finest and most elaoo- elections dates. and elect machine candi- They have been in steady and syste- matic corrupt manipulation by polit- ical state treasurers during decades of machine rale. This is the history of the state treas- nrership in Pennsylvania. In no respect is it over-rated or ex- aggerated. It is known to all men. It has been incontestably proven By judicial investigation, by confes- sion of the guilty, by letter and pri- vate records of the conspirators, by books of account and of suicide. In accepting the nomination I pledge myself to uncompromising hostility to all corrupt practices and illegal meth- ods that have been the rule of the ma- chine treasurers in the past. If elect- ed, I will regard myself as holding a commission from the people to admin- ister the office for their sole use and benefit, and I will keep my trust. I shall safeguard the public money faithfully. No private or political end shall be served by the deposit or disbursement of a single dollar. All interest shall go to the state. Political banks and bankers shall re ceive no favors at my hands with the people's treasure. I will regularly publish the places o: deposit of every dollar, both of the general and sinking fund monies, with the amount on deposit in each place. I will keep open books and court in quiry from the people as to uay stew- ardship. I will deem it my duty to carefully scrutinize every draft upon the treas- ury, and will refuse to pay when the justice and legality of the claim are not manifestly established. 1 will observe the law in all respects. J will keep my MIISTEHEfl OUT Another Veteran Has Answered the Final Roll Call. S. K. SANDERSON, MI8H Elsie Venta Hlxon, Andrew Brown, Dr. Sj'Uester Foster.Danlel WonderaanuW. S Away. S. K. Sanderson, one of the best known citizens of Saxton and a veter- an of the civil war, was mustered out by the Grand Commander on Saturday, August 5 He was born in New Bloomfield, Perry county, fifty-three years ago. At the age of seventeen decedent joined the Union army and in the sanguinary struggle between the north aad the south he fought val- iantly with the boys in blue who composed the ISSth regiment, Pennsyl- vania volunteers. For the past twen- ty years Mr. Sanderson was weighmas- ter at Saxton for the Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad company. Being ill, the deceased, on August 1, went to the sanatorium at Roaring Spring for treatment. There he died. His re- mains were taken to Saxtou and inter- red there on Tuesday. The funeral services were under the auspices of Heft'ner Post, G. A. R., of Saxton, of which Mr. Sanderson was a member. He belonged to the Lutheran church and was an honest, upright man and an excellent citizen. His wife and six children survive him. He was a broth- er of T. C. and E. E. Sanderson, who live at Saxton. Miss Elsie Vesta Hixon. Miss Elsie V. passed peace- fully away on Thursday morning, August 3, was born July 3, 1875, being therefore aged twenty-four years and one month. She was a daughter of Timothy and Judah Hixon, of Pine Ridge. So peacefully did she die that the watchers at, her bedside did not know she was dead, thinking that sbe was sleeping, when really she had passed beyond. For the last few years she had generally made her home in Everett with her sister, Mrs. John lioyd. She died at the residence of William Boyd, in Everett, where she had been ill with typhoid fever for nearly four weeks. Careful nursing and skilful physicians did all that was possible, tut her time had come to leave this world of trouble and enter another life. Miss Hixon was an ex- ceed'ngly bright aud interesting young lady and had made a host of friends in Everett and every place she went, by her many admirable qualities of mind and heart. She was especially popular with her young associates and has left behind her many who will regret her early demise. Elsie was a beauti- ful girl and she was as good as she was beautiful. She was connected with the M. E. church since she was fifteen years of age and always took an active interest in the Epworth League and in the welfare of the church. Though called to her reward so early in life, her consistent, pore and earnest Christian life will long remain an influence for good with those among whom she associated. While her days were not many, yet ihey were well employed, and few there are who can make themselves useful in so many vocations of this life as Miss Elsie Hixon did. One of her last acts of kindness was to nurse a lady in Everett who was ill with typhoid feyer, and lor several weeks she proved herself to be a good and trusty nurse. She went to this woman's bedside when others refused to do so, owing to the disease being infectious, thereby proving that she was a "friend in time of need." She is survived by her parents and five Alice Miller, of Pine Ridge; Mrs. Angle Diehl, of Buffalo Mills; Mrs. Hattie Boyd, of Everett; Mi-ses Julia A. and Rebecca, at home. Mrs. Mary A. Henry, of Loysburg, is a half sister of the deceased. The funeral services were held Saturday morning at Shreave's Chapel, M. E. church, near the home of her child- hood, and were conducted by Rev. Ilinkle, pastor of the M. E. church of Everett. Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjacent to the church and were followed to their last resting place by many sorrowing friends. inent Mason, being one of the first to become a member of the Masonic Burial association. He carried a policy in the Masonic Mutual Benefit Society of K-nsas for which was paid up tu uate. Dr. Foster leaven a widow and eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of them grown and most of them having families. There are eighteen grandchildren. These were all present at the funeral ser- vices, as was also Ephraim Foster, a brother, who resides at Sheridan, la. Daniel Wonders. From the Johnstown Democrat of An gust 4 we glean the following sketch of the life of Daniel Wonders, a native of this county "Daniel Wonders, a former resident of Coopersdale, died at his home Swissvale, Allegheny county, at o'clock Wednesday morning. His death was due to a fall received at the Gris- wolcl Wire company's plant, where he was employed as a carpenter. The ac- cident occurred July 17, since which time he had been bedfast. The de- ceased was born in Bedford county fif- ty-six years ago. He came to Johns- town in 3877, remaining here until 1S87, when he went to Scottdale, later removing to Swissvale. He was a brother of Jacob Wonders, of fummer- hill, Mrs. Julia Dnnmire, of the Seven- teenth ward, and Mrs. Isaac Pringle, of Wilmore. He is survived by his widow, whose maiden name was Mary Felix, and these children Ida, wife of Clarence Harrencaue, of Swissvale; Austin, Emanuel and Harry, f the state and from West Virginia over the West Virginia Central. Some .ook upon the scheme as a fight with the Baltimore and Ohio on the part of ,he two roads. Sylvester Foster. 'The familiar face and always we] come greeting of Dr. Sylvester Foster ol Aonelly, will be greatly missed in this says the Newton, Kan. Republican. "For so many years, mor than a quarter of a century, he ha been a resident of the county and ai earnest friend of all good people. Fei who met him realized that he was an old man. He always had a pleasan word and did not appear to grow old. Dr. Foster was born near Hopewer Pa., September 22, 1S29. He went t Kansas in April, 1371, and took homestead on Section 12, in Harve county. In that neighborhood h lived until his death, which took plac Thursday evening, July 27, at hi home in He was buried i the cemetery near Whitewater Sat urday, July 29. Decedent was a prom ft WEEKlJSTd, Happenings of Past Seven Days, THE IMPORTANT EVENTS Culled From All Quarters of the Globe and Comlenfied For Husy Items. G. A. K. Encampment, Philudelphm. On account of the thirty-third annu al encampment of the Grand Army of ,he Republic, to be held at Philadel- phia on September 4, 5, G, 7, 8 and 9, :he Pennsylvania Kail road company vill sell excursion tickets from points on its line to Philadelphia, at rate of single fare for the round trip, except that the fare from New York and Balti- more will be S3; from Newark, N. J., 33; from Elizabeth, N. J., 73, and proportionate rates from intermediate points. Tickets will be sold on Sep- tember 2, 3, 4 and o, good to return un- til September 12, inclusive; but by depositing ticket with joint agent at Philadelphia on September 5, li, 7, S or 9 and the payment of fifty cents, re- turn limit may be extended to Septem- ber 30, inclusive. SIDE TJI1PS. Tickets for side trips Old Point Comfort, Gettysburg1, Antie- tam and Virginia battlefields will also be sold at greatly reduced rates. At Bedford Springs. The season at our Carlsbad of Amer- ica has been so successful that the pro- prietors have decided to keep the hotel open iint 1 November 1 and within an- otheryear it isexpceted that plans will be completed for making Bedford Sp rinps an all-year resort. Anaong many contemplated improvement is an iron span extending from the bole' grounds to the magnesia spring. A Score of JLlvea Lost, By the collapse of a slip leading from tht to the boat at Mount Desert fer ry, opposite Bar Harbor, Me., Sunday, more than a hundred excursionists were thrown into the water. The dead number 20. The injured exceed fifty The excursionists were on their way from Bangor, Me., and intermediate towns to see the warships of the North. Atlantic squadron, at anchor at Bar Harbor, On Monday Jacob Shank, a farmer living near Connellsville, was killed by a vicious bull. W. Atkinson, ex-governor of Georgia, died on Tuesday. He was one of the leaders of the Democratic party in his state. On Saturday Antonio Porkoroni, of Huntingdon, was fined S20 and sent to jail for 20 days in default of payoient for killing two rabbits oxit of season. The compositors and stereotypes of the New York Sun, 120 in number, went on a strike Saturday night on the ground that the office was being made non-union. Dr. N. C. Sehaeffer will not give up his position of superintendent of public instruction to accept the priccipalship of the state normal school at Kutztown, to which he was recently appointed. After delivering an impressive ser- mon Sunday morning dealing with the uncertainty of life, Rev. Samuel B. Meyers, of the Mennonite church at Hanover, sank into a chair on the pul- pit platform, and in a few minutes he was a corpse. Rev. J. Hughes Parry, pastor of the iMoriah Welsh Calvinistic Methodist church, of Utica, N. Y., died-on Tues- day at Lake St. Catharine, of exhaus- tion following a fast of forty-seven days, undertaken in the hope of secur- ing relief from a chronic ailment. Edwin D. Heidler was hanged at Erie Tuesday morning for the murder of his brother-in-law, Levi Kreider, in May, 1890. Kreider was the executor of Heidler's mother's property. Upon his refusal to cash a check for money in litigation the murder followed. On Saturday Davis Dalton, the champion swimmer of the world, was drowned at Far Rockaway, N. Y., in view of hundreds of bathers and sight- seers. He quietly sank and his long disappearance was through t only to be a proof of skill until his dead body was found. Judge Weiss, of Dauphin county, has handed clown an opinion refusing the petition for a mandamus against the secretary of the commonwealth to com- pel him to advertise the proposed amendments to the constitution passed by the last legislature and vetoed by Governor Stone. Five persons were drowned Saturday morning by the capsizing of a small rowboat in the northwest branch of Patapsco river, near Baltimore. The party was returning from a day's out- ing at a pleasure resort and from the statement of Mrs. Andrew Deems, the only survivor, were skyiurking fn the skill: when it capsized General Longstreet, the noted caval- ry leader of the civil war, is traveling in the west. The general holds the otlice of United States railroad com- missioner and is making his annual tour of inspection of the land grants and bond aided roads in preparation for the report which he will siibmit to the secretary of the interior in Novem- ber. The extensive ear works property iu Huntingdon owned by John W. McDonoughy, of Savannah, Ga., has been purchased by the Keystone BoiUr company, of Irwin, Pa., which com- pany will transfer its plant to Hunt- ingdon. The new owners will manu- facture boilers, radiators and operate annealing ovens and will employ about 250 hands. Reunion Lutheran Ministers. Rev. M. L. Culler, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, Bedford, left on Tuesday to attend the fifth reunion of the Lutheran ministers born in Middletown Valley, Frederick county, Md. The reunion will be held in My- ersville, in said valley. This valley is situated between Catootia mountain on the east and South mountain on the west. It is about twenty miles long by about three miles wide. Its north- ern point extends almost to Pen Mar, the southern point extends to the Po tomac river. Two battles were fought n this valley in Mountain Pabs and Crampton's Gap. In this alley were born forty Lutheran minife- :ers. There are twelve Lutheran churches with a total membership of nearly Rev. Culler is one of the valley ministers and was appointed, at the last reunion, to prepare and read a listory of each one of the twelve churches at this reunion. A very in- teresting programme of twenty-two ipeakers on various subjects will be carried out. Twenty-three of the forty ministers are yet living. August 13, in the absence of the pastor, one of the Lutheran clergymen at the Arandale, Rev. Dr. J. N. Seiss, Rev. Dr. Frey, or Rev. Dr. Gilbert will occupy the pulpit of Trinity Lutheran church, Bedford, at 10 30 a. m. THE FILIPINOS'APPEAL Deeds Kecently Recorded Michael Zimmers, by executor, to Michael H. Zimmers, 74 acres in Bed ford township; consideration Michael H. Zimmers to Moses Lippel 4 acres in Bedford township; consid eration Thomas H. Edwards to Henry K Reighard, lot in Bedford borough; con sideration John B. Batzel to George S. Batzel acres in Hopewell township con sideration William J. Bnrket to Rufus Ritehey 91 perches in Hopewell township; con sideration 8350. Susan Heffner and others to Rache: Streight, 2 acres in Hopewell town ship; consideration S760. Adam Zembower, by executors, tc Elmer T. Zembower, 180 acres in Cum berland Valley township; considera tion 11. B. T. OHlclala Visit the Springs. The following officials of the Hunt ingdon and Broad Top Railroad com pany came to Bedford Wednesday on special train and went out to th Springs President Spencer M. Janney of Philadelphia; "Vice-President Samue Bancroft, of Wilmington, Del., an General Manager Carl M. Gage, o Huntingdon. They Aak the Powera To Recognize the In- dependence of tlielglaud. Aguinaldo has appealed to the pow- ers for a recognition of "Filipino inde- in a document dated from Tarlac, July 37, and signed by Buen- camino. It has been received by all the foreign consuls in Manila, with the request that they forward it to their respective governments. The Filipinos use their old argument that they had conquered the sovereign- ty of these islands from Spain before the signing of the treaty of Paris and therefore Spain was in no position to cede them to the United States. They argue that the possession of Spanish prisoners, captured, with their arms, fighting against the Filipinos, 'is eloquent proof of the nullity of Spanish sovereignty, as when they sur- Spain's hold was irrevocably ost.'' Thoy go on to say to the Spanish commis- iion's requests to release' the prisoners, )6cause Spain no longer has political nterests in the islan'l we asked for a reaty of peace and friendship be- .ween Spain and the Filipinos, where- by the prisoners would be released. But the commissioners refused, be- ause it would mean recognition of our ndependence. "This is equivalent to saying that he prisoners must stay in our hands ndefinitely, because their possession s our most efficacious method to ad- ust our account with Spain and ob- ain from her recognition of our inde- pendence." The Filipinos claim that they con- uered all the country except Manila nd that they co-operated iu securing he letter's capitulation by surround- ng it at the cost of thousands of lives. )uey also claim they conquered the ountry unassisted, except for sixty that Admiral Dewey gave Agui- aldo, and that Admiral Dewey and be British and Belgian consuls recog- ized the Filipinos' sovereignty by sking for passes to visit the country They repeat the claim that they have etters from American consuls and gen- rals recognizing their sovereignty and romising that the Americans would ecognize their independence, "which vas at the disposition of the powers." The Filipinos attempted to make -pital of the statement that Admiral )ewey had such confidence that Agui- aldo would observe and fulfil the ules of war that lie gave him a hun- red Spanish prisoners which theAmer- can navy had captured. Finally, the Filipinos appeal to the 'Owers to influence Washington to Ting- to a termination "the unjust var which is devastating the country. Damage Done by Lightning. During the heavy downfall of rain D Thursday night and Friday morn ng of last week lightning did consid- rable damage in different section of ae county. The house of Mason Burket, Mann'a lioice, was struck by lightning and Lightly damaged. The "electric fluid'' struck the steeple f the St. James Lutheran church on 'ry Ridge, causing a loss of from 0 S200. The house near the fair grounds oc- upiecl by James Leai'y aud owned by )r. C. P. Calhoun, of AHoona, was truck by lightning. Some rafters and Singles were broken and some plaster as knocked off the walls. On Wednesday evening of last week Lie barn of Samuel E. Reese, of Lon- onderry township, was damaged by iglitning, loss about Nearly all of the above properties ?ere insured. A despatch from Cumberland says hat lightning struck a large tree under vhich Daniel Casteel and William T. )onahoe, farmers, of Bean's Cove, had ought shelter while riding horseback. lasteel had one spot burned on each of his shoulders and arms and Donahoe pas badly burned in the face. The torse Donahoe was riding had one eye put out. Special JExcurglon. On Sunday, August 13, 1899, the Railroad company will un special excursion trains to Hynd- man camp-meeting, Sulphur Springs, Bedford and Cumberland aud low rate excursion tickets will be sold. Special train will leave Bedford for lynclman, Cumberland and intermedi- ate stations at 8 30 a. m. Returning, this train will leave Cumberland at 1 n for llyndman camp and leave Hyndman for Bedford and intermedi- ate stations at 5 p. m. Special train will leave Cumberland !or Hyndman, Bedford and intermedi- ate stations at S.30 a. m. ,and returning, leave Bedford at 7.30 p. m. Special excursion tickets, good only on August 13, 1S99, will be sold at the following low rates luraberland to Hyndman and lumberland to Sulphur Springs and RB- ;urn...................................9( Cumberland to Bedford aud Return... 1.S5 Bedford to Sulphur Springs and Re- turn...................................4( B edford to Hyndm an aud Return Bedford to Cumberland and Return... 1.2." Dewey Wauced To Capture Manila In '73 An interesting historical fact dating back to 1873 has come to lightin which Admiral Dewey was the central figure Dewey, then a commander, was in com mand of the D. S. S. Narragansett on the Asiatic station, having taken charge of the vessel on March 1, 1S73 The vessel was on surveying duty when the Vitginius trouble was pre eipitated and a war with Spain seemed imminent. Commander Dewey wrote to the navy department requesting that in case war was declared he would be assigned to the duty of capturing Manila. The peaceful settlement the controversy with Spain avoidec the necessity for hostile demonstra tion, but the interesting fact is tha the doughty officer had his eye on Ma nila over a quarter of a century ago. The Apple Crop. The report of the press committee o the American Apple Shippers! associa tion, compiled from reports of that or ganization's the id. lowing percentage of a full crop o apples in the states named Kentucky 25; Maryland, 00; Michigan, 43; Ne1 England, 25; New Jersey, 75; Ne York, 40: Pennsylvania, 43; Virginia 85, West Virginia, 00. Every Act u Kevelutiou. Every actin the monster programme as seen in John Robinson's great cir cus, is a revelation to the people. WASHINGTON CHAT Letter From Our-Capital City Cor- respondent, OTIS WON'T BE RECALLED But Another Mau Will Bo Pat la CommAud of the Army Which IB To Do the Fight- Question of Law. Special correspondence of THE GAZETTE. WASHINGTON, August S. There is to be more whipping of the devil around stump. That is the sum and sub- stance of the-semi-official leaking as to the intention of the administration in .he Philippines. General Otis is not iO be either recalled or humiliated. 0, no; not for the world The admin- stration has such absolute confidence n him that it intends to let him sit n his office at Manila and worry over he ten-cent details of the government such portions of the Philippines as ecognize our authority. But another man is to be put in command of the army which is to do the fighting. That would be so thoroughly characteristic f the McKinley administration that t is generally accepted to be true of ts present intentions. Of course, those ntentions, like many others have been, may be changed before being carried ut. Statements differ as to the mau vho is to command the fighting branch the Philippine army, some saying hat it will be Lawton and others that t will be Miles. General Miles lias in- icated to Secretary Root his willing- .ess to take command of the Philip- pine campaign, but there are several easons why lie is not likely to go, lie fii-st and most important of which s the evident intention of the aduiin- stration to leave the supreme com- iand nominally in the hands of Gen- ral Otis. General Miles could not erve under a subordinate officer. The new secretary of war has been sked to pass upon a question of law, uthe lias not said that lie will do so, otwithstanding all the talk about aat being what he was taken into the abinet to do. The question involved s whether the secretary of war has a ig'lit to authorize officers who. are his avorites to draw specified sums in ad- ition to their salary and regular ol- owances, to be used to ''maintain the ignity of their positions." During Vlger's recent visit to Cuba he author- ;e.l General Brooke to draw a car, in addition to his pay as major- eneral; General Ludlow, who made a reak last week by suppressing aCubau ewspaper, a year, in addition to is pay as a brigadier-general; Colonel Jliss, collector at llavana, S3, 000, in ad- ition to his salary as colonel, and la'or Davis, sanitary officer at Havana, in addition to his salary as ma- or. Alger directed that these allow- uces be made from the Cuban reve- ues. Only favorites of Alger were uthorized to draw this extra money, o such authority being given to Gen- ral KUhugh Lee, General Leonard Vood and other oilicers who would eem to have quite as much dig- ity to maintain as the oilicers on duty t Havana. It has been pointed out to ecretary Root that Section 12051 of the Revised Statutes, which fixes the pay f army officers, contains this positive anguage "No allowances shall be ade to oilicers in addition to their ay except as hereinafter provided.1' 'he provisions referred to are for the are of officers' horses, the payment for uarters and for travel, but there s nowhere a word about any allow- ace to "maintain dignity." It is very lear that Alger exceeded his legal uthority in making these allowances, >ut whether Secretary Root will say o is a horse of quite another color. Against the advice of experts, Secre- ary Alger gave a contract last year or twenty-five Brown segmental wire vound guns. They are now ready for elivery, but will not be accepted, be- ause, when tested, one of them blew iut the breech and fractured its jack- t, under less than the required pres- u re. If they had been ready for de- ivery before Alger went out they would have probably been accepted and paid for. The recent assassination and dis- mted succession of President Heureux, if the Dominican republic, are likely rO bring new pioblems to our doors. ;t is alleged that a powerful American ;yndicate practically has control ol ,he finances and affairs of that coun- :ry. Two warships have been ordered to San Domingo to protect American nterests. Syndicates have been very veil cared -for by the present admin- stration and there is no reason why we should not take in San Domingo, f the seizure of the Philippines can be justified. All territorial syndicates ought to look alike to Mr. McKinley and ''manifest destiny" ought not to make any friends. discrimination between PERSONAL NOTES. Death In a Deep Ravine. A trolley car of the Bridgeport Trac- iion company's line connecting Bridge- port and Shelton, Conn., leaped from a bridge at Peck's Pond, six miles north of Bridgeport, Sunday afternoon, thirty-five feet. The forty-four pas- sengers, men, women and children, out for a Sunday trip, were singing as the car raced down a grade on to the bridge. An instant later more than half were dead. Twenty-nine were killed, eight are in a hos- pital in Bridgeport and five of the in- jured who are at their homes may die. Only one man escaped nnhurt. The car turned completely over as it fell and the heavy trucks and motors crash- ed through the floors of the oar when it struck the muddy bottom of the pond, which had been drained. There were no guard rails on the bridge. The company wbich built the track and bridge says the fault was with the motorman, who went too fast. He has been arrested on the charge of man- slaughter. People Who Hove Hither Thither In This Busy World. Prof. J. H. Cessna, of Alloona, was in.Bedford this week. Mr. Moss Corlc spent Sunday with friends in Cumberland. Attorney George Points spent San- day at Sulphur Springs. Miss Laura Deyarmin, of Everett, is visiting friends in Bedford. Constable J. N. Williams, of Schells- burg, was in. town on Tuesday. Mr. Harry Kelley, of Pittsburg.spent a few days in Bedford this week. Mr. Abraham Koontz and family spent Sunday at Sulphur Springs. Mr. Daniel L. Defibaugh, of Wilkins- burg, is visiting friends in Bedford. Miss Stella Brown, of Swissvale, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. James Corboy. Mrs. E. Stover, of St. Louis, Mo., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Hannah Shires. Mr. and Mrs. II. B. Wilson, of Broad Top guests of Mrs. James Cor- boy. Mrs. Joseph Lentz and son, of Al- toona, are visiting relatives aad friends here. Mr. David Z. Over, of Hollidaysburg, is visiting relatives and friends in Bed- ford. Mr. George Calhoun is visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Calhoun, of Altoona. Mrs. Catharine Franks and son, of Philadelphia, are visiting Mrs. John A. Cessna. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hughes and children are spending some time at At- lantic City. Mr. Benjamin F. Lee and wife, of Wilkinsburg, are visiting relatives and friends in Bedford. Mr. E. E. Hohmann, wife and daugh- ter, of Johnstown, are stopping at the Grand Central hotil. Mr. Robert Burkett, who has been in Pittsburg for some time, returned borne on Wednesday. Jlr. and Mrs. Mercer B. Har- risburg, spent Sunday with Mr. Tale's sister, Miss Julia C. Tate. Miss Annie Stevens, daughter of Rev. B. F. Stevens, of Harrisburg, is visit- ng at the M. E. parsonage. .Miss Florence Russell is with a party Pittsburg people who are visiting points of interest in Canada. Mrs. Oliver Little and son, of Pitts- burg, are guests of Mrs. Little's moth- er-in-law, Mrs. Philip Little. Mr. Charles V. Bowers, of Johns- town, spent Sunday here with his mother, Mrs. Julia C. Bowers. Mrs. Henry Baker and children, of Bristol, are visiting Mrs. Baker's par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Woods. Dr. Atherton, president of State col- lege, spent several days last week with his friend, Rev. Dr. L. M. Colfelt. Mrs. Louis Mueller and daughter Mrs. Matilde Kramer, of Pittsburg, are spending some time in Bedford. Mrs. William Aughinbaugk and children, of Philadelphia, are guests at the home of Mr. John Shoemaker. Miss Maggie Leo, Miss Arvilla Diehl, Miss Mary Amos, Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Enfield are sojourning at Atlantic City, N. J. Misses Stella and Nellie Fletcher, of Bedford, are visiting Mrs. H. B. Wolf, North Mechanic Miss Annie Cleaver returned home Tuesday evening from Ebeusburg, ivhcre she had been taking a course in elocution. Mr. Charles Steckman and hib sister, Miss Carrie Steckman, of Lancaster, are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Christina Steckman. Messrs. Charles Richards aud Walter M. Schnabel, of Oakmont, are visiting friends in Bedford. They made the trip on their wheels. Mr. Paul Turner, of Baltimore, special agent of the German-American Insurance company, came to Bedford Saturday on a business mission. Mr. William Johnston, assistant cashier of the Everett bank, Everett, stopped in Bedford Monday on his way home from a visit to friends in Cumberland and llyndman. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Kintner, of Cum- berland, Mrs. William Hyde, of Ellers- lie, and Mr. C. T. Brengle, of Rich- mond, Va., are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vaehel Brengle. One day last week Messrs. Robert S. Wiesenfelt and W. H. Friedemvait, of Baltimore, started to drive, by easy stages, to Bedford. They arrived here on Sunday and are stopping at the Arandale. Miss Ellen S. Dixon and Miss Alice Ewalt, of Mt. Vernon, 0., are spend- ing a few days in Bedford. Miss Dixon is a great granddaughter of the late James Ande.-son, of Bedford, and her family lived here at one time. Mr. Paul Gerhart, teacher of man- dolin and guitar in the musical depart- ment of the North Texas Female college, Sherman, Tex., and his broth- er, Master Arthur Gerhart, of New- visiting relatives and friends in Bedford. Prof, and Mrs.O. S. Jamison, of Johns- town, were in Bedford on Wednesday. Professor Jamison is principal of the ward schools, Johnstown. He is a native of Snake Spring town- ship and one of the multitude of Bed- ford county boys who have been emi- nently successful in their respective vocations. Mr. Lewis H. Lashley, of Girard Kan., came to the eity yesterday eve- ning and will visit friends in this ane Bedford county for a month. Jlr Lashley is a cousin of Thomas B. Lash ley, of this city. He formerly owned and operated a large store at Chaneys- ville, but sold and went west. H< owns a thousand acres of choice lan< in Crawford county. Ha and Mr. L Cambria County Democrats. The Democrats of Cambria county met at Johnstown on Monday and nominated a ticket. The platform adopted heartily endorses Bryan and the Chicago platform, denounces im- perialism, Quayism, trust and boss rule in the county, and favors the initiative and representation, and no more free franchises. B. Lashley drove to Flintstone this af Attcqaniim. Rev. E. M. Stevens, Mr. J. W. Gailej and Mr. E. M. Smith attended the Meth odist rally of the Altoona and Juniata districts at Lakemont Park Thursdaj of last week. The gentlemen mad the trip on their wheels, leaving Bed ford on Wednesday evening. At thi other end of their journey they wen overtaken by a storm, which compellei them to walk through mud and wate: for several miles. But that was onlj one of the "pleasures" of cycling am of course the wheelmen enjoyed thi change from "pedaling" to "pushing The rally was a great success, ove persons being in attendance. Town Talk and Neighborhood Nbtei. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST Gleaned From Vulou PoInU Picked Dp 87 portOTi. There are over a hundred guests at the Arandale. A large number of pleasure-seekers are at the Chalybeate hotel. Jacob W. Miller, who has been ill for so long, is able to be about again. There will be thirteen policemen on duty in Bedford day. Work of the pension bureau Thorn- ,s G. WalUer, of Alum Bank, reissue, 17. It is expected that a record-breaking crowd will be in Bedford next Monday day. The Huntingdon county fair will be held at Huntingdon August 30, 31 and September 1. Argument court convened yesterday afteruoon. We will publish the pro- icedings next week. A marriage license was recently granted at Cumberland to John B. Welsh, of Everett, aad Alice Mahala Velsh, of Bedford. "Show money saved'' is what is pro- osed by Wm. S. Lysinger in his ad. his week. Head it now and see him lefore going to the show. The school board of Bedford borough las adopted the vertical system of icnmauship Benedict's speller. School will open September 4. The Presbyterian choir rendered ome fine music at the open air service onducted by Rev. C. C. Adams at the halybeate Spring Sunday evening. Mrs. Clarence Brengle delighted the audience at the M. E. church last Sun- lay morning by singing in her usual weet way "The Lord is My Light." A marriage license was recently is- ued at Ebensburg to George if Adams township, Cambria county, and I tester C. Kinzey.of Bedford county. We have received a handsome litho- graphic portrait of the late Col. A. L. Hawkins, of the Tenth Pennsylvania volunteers, from the Pittsburg Print- ug company. Treasurer Charles Reilcy is ill with aundicc at his home in Schellsburg. )u ring his absence the affairs of the office are being ably administered by is nephew, D. Cress Reiley. The ladies of the Methodist church, Schellsburg, will hold a lawn festival n front of the church Friday evening, August 11. Ice cream and cake will )e served. All are invited. Read the advertisement of Dr.Oellig's ierman Vegetable Tonic and Blood Purifier, a remedy that has stood the test for a be found on anoth- tr page of THE GAZETTK. On Friday Francis Moore, the eight- year-old son of Walter F. Moore, was ticked on the head by a colt. The in- ured boy was in a serious condition or a time, but is now better. Poetical and enchanting scenes never equaled are witnessed in the ublime biblical spectacle of Solomon and the Queen of conjunction with John Robinson's ten big shows. Captain Whitney, of General Miles' ,tatf, son of the Rev. W. R. Whitney, ormerly of .Schellsburg, has been ranted a leave of absence for two nonllis and will spend the time in 2urope. The elt'ect of a dozen calcium and 'ari-colored lights on the bri'iiantcos- rumcs and scintillating armor, used in he great biblical spectacle of Solomon and the of Sheba, is perfectly On Sunday eveningoneof Liveryman lenry Hershberger's horses broke oose in the stable and kicked a valua- ble bay horse, breaking its leg. The mimal was so badly injured that it tad to be shot. Rev. .1. W. Beckett, D. D., of Balti- more, who is spending a two acation in Bedford, preached two good sermons in the A. M. B. Zion church on Sunday. At the evening service Dr. Beckett, who is one of the finest singers of the colored ngly sang "Saved By and and Nine." The kissing bug has made its appear- ance iu Everett. It is getting pretty close to Bedford, but notwithstanding the fact that our town has beautiful iris galore, the osculating insect will ind no employment here, for the market is overstocked with kissing aoys, who can give the kissing bug pointers in his profession. On Saturday Dr. A. Enfield entered suit in the court of common pleas against Hon. W. C. Smith and G. P. Weaverling, editors and proprietors of the Everett Press, for libel. The charge is based on an alleged libelous article published in the Press referring to the election of a superintendent of the schools of Bedford county. At its regular monthly meeting Mon- day evening the town council accepted the Dr. A. is Saup, J. J. Barclay and Dr. S. F. Statler as members of the board of health and appointed Dr. H. B. Strock, Dr. S H. Gump, Simon H. Sell, Esq.. and Frank Thompson to succeed them. The new board of health is composed of the four gentlemen last named and Dr. W. T. Hughes. M. S. Colvin, one of the proprietors of the White Sulphur Springs hotel, is getting ready to smash the ten-pin record. He sent 30 balls skurrying down the alley the other day just to get the range and made the creditable score of 1SS. The local champion had better see that his laurels are firmly fastened to his forehead or Mr. Colvin may snatch them from his brow. A valuable family horse owned by Rev. Joseph Barney, of Clearville, WM killed by lightning in the storm Thursday night, August 3. The horse was in a pasture Seld and was found next morning under a tree that had been struck by lightning during the storm. The tree bore distinct marks of the stroke. The horse was burned on the neck and leg and laid as though it had dropped dead and had not moved afterward. The animal was greatly prized by Rev. Barney and family on account-of its gentleness, good sense and long use. rSPAPER? ;