Bedford Gazette, August 18, 1899

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August 18, 1899

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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania THE GAIETTE Is days ahead of them all. ORD Hit iafi't In The Gazette It didn't happen. VOL. 95- BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY. AUGUST 18, 1899. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. THE DEATH Those Who Have Joined The Greai Majority, MANY CALLED HOME. .M is. Uarry B. Aaron. J. Frank Cook, Gideon Trout, Mary A. Snyder. George W. AdamH and Christian Snowberger. Mrs. Sarah Etta Aaron, wife of Harry B. Aaron, of Loysburg, died on Tues- day evening, of peritonitis. Decedenl was a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Ferry and was brrn September 17, 1SCO. Mr. Aaron was married twice. His first wife, who was a sister oi a daughter were drowned in the Johnstown flood. Three other Edgar and Sheldon still living. In July, 1390, the subject of this sketch was united in marriage to Harry B. Aaron. To this union four children were born, one of whom, Fern, died in 1390. The other children are Vera Elizabeth, eight years; Jacob Merrill, aged four yeurs, and Cathryn Leone, aged eight months, Mrs. Aaron is also survived by her husband and the following brothers and sisters: Dr. S. E. Ferry, of New York city; D. B. Ferry, of Brooklyn, N. i'.; L. E. Feny, of Franklin, Neb.; Mrs. N. C. Blackburn, of Fairbury, Neb.; J. B. Ferry, Esq., of Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. R. Z. Rep- logle, of Johnstown; D. E. Ferry, of Altcona; Lee Ferry, of New Enter- prise; Preston Ferry, of Loysburg, and Mrs. Simon H. Sell, of Bedford. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal cbnrch of Loys- burg yesterday afternoon. Rev. J. K Lloyd, the pastor, officiated. Inter- ment in the Loysburg cemetery. Mrs Aaron was a member of the Methodist church and a most estimable woman. 4 t John Franklin Cook. John Franklin Cook died athis home on Pitt street Thursday evening of last week. He was born in Bedford No- vember 0, and was a SOD of Simon and Margaret Cook. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Mcllvaine, of Bedford, and Mrs. P. B. Seilly. of I'ittsburg. His brother, William Cook, died July 1, ]S99. For many years Mr. Cook, in connection with his father and brother, conducted a butcher shop here. Decedent was a veteran of the civil war, being a member of Company 0, Thirteenth Pennsylvania volunteers, which was organized by the late Capt. John Keeife, in for three months' service; at the expiration of that time he enlisted in the One Hundred and Eighty-fourth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, in which he served until the end of the war. During one of the engagements in which his regiment took part he was wounded above the heart. The funeral services were held in the St. Thomas Roman Catholic which the deceased was a Monday morning at 9 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. Father Oashman. The remains were interred in the old Catholic cemetery. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Bowers and daughter, of Elkins, W. Va., and ex-Alderman P. B. Reilly and daughter, of Pittsburg. t t t tildeou Trout. Gideon Trout, one of the oldest men in Bedford county, died at his home near Fishertown on Monday, at the age of uinety years and five days. "When a young man Mr. Trout came into possession of the Spring Meadow for many years he conduct- ed a general merchandise store and ran a tlour mill. In 13G3 he was a can- didate for legislator on the Republican ticket, but his Democratic opponent, Hon. B. F. Meyers, defeated him. During the administration of President Buchanan Mr. Trout entertained the chief executive, his party and a num- ber of Bedford gentlemen to dinner at his home at Spring Meadow. His wife, whose maiden name was McMurray, died about thirty years ago. One son, Eichard, also preceded him to the spirit world. The following children survive him Elam, of West St. Clair township; Russell, of Omaha, Neb., and Annie, at home. Decedent was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for seventy years. He was an honest, charitable man and a most ex- cellent citizen. 44 -t- t Mrs. Mary Ann Snyder. On Monday afternoon, August 14. Mrs. Mary Ann Snyder died at her home in Snake Spring township, after an illness of two weeks. She was aged sixty-nine years and twenty-five days. Decedent was the last representative of a large family of fourteen children. She was a daughter of the late George and Mary Hershberger, nee Stude- widow of Samuel S. Snyder, deceased. She was a consistent mem ber of the German Baptist church since her youthful days. Her characterized by kindness and socia- worthy of imitation. The funeral services were held in the Baker church and were condjwjted by the local ministers. thi Snyder graveyard. Three children survive H. Snyder, Emma, wife of Samuel D. Snyder, and Eliza beth, wife of James A. Croyle. t t t George Adams. George Washington Adams died in Johnstown at the home of Emanue Pebly, whom he was visiting, Augus 9. Decedent, who was seventy-five years old on the 22d of last February was bore near Hollidaysburg. In early life he was a stage driver. He workei on the Old Portage railroad and servei in both the Mexican and the civil war In later years he managed a farm nea Ryot, this county, where he was wel known and highly respected. Te months ago he went to Dale, Cambrii county, to make his home with Alber Shrader. Mr. Adams was a member o the United Brethren church. His re mains were brought to Bedford count and interred in the U. B. ta cemetery Fishertown. t M Christian Snowberger. Christian Snowberger, of Leeton Johnson county, Mo died on the 51 inst., in the sixty-seventh year of h age. He was formerly a resident o New Enterprise and moved to the wes eighteen years ago. He leaves fiv soas and three daughters to mourn h departure. Decedent was a brother D. B. Snowberger and Rosie S. Myers ot Sew Elizabeth Mi ler, of New Paris, and Mrs. oi McVeytown, NEWS ITEMS, The Daily Gathered anil Brief ly Recorded. The price of "Harper's Magazine' has been reduced from 35 to cents Admiral Dewey is confined to the Olympia, at Leghorn, Italy, by an st- uck of fever. Mrs. Francis J. Wallace, only re- maining sister of Mrs. Abraham Lin- :oln, died at Springfield, 111., on Mon- day. On Monday M. Fernaod Laborie, the amous French advocate and counsel f Dreyfus, was shot by an assassin, j.'be wounded man will likely recover. His assailant has not been captured. The gas works at Hollidaysburg were old at sheriff's sale last week to pay a aortgage for S30.00Q held by the Mer- hants Trust company, Philadelphia. The purchasers were local capitalists. In England on July 27 Mrs. Lilly iangtry, the actress, was married to Hugo Gerald de Bathe, twenty-eight ears of age, the eldest son of Sir Henry Percival de Bathe, Bart., a elired general and Crimean veteran. A Texas editor says "a bushel of orn makes four gallons of whisky, hich retails at 10 dollars. Of this the armer gets 40 railroad 1 dol- ar; the Unitid States 3 dollars, the .anufacturer, 4 dollars; the vender, 7 ollars, and the days and 3C delirium tremens.'' In response to an inquiry sent out by he New York Journal through its cor- espondents to Democratic leaders in 11 parts of the country, it is r radi- ally certain that thirty states will end solid Bryan delegations to the ext national convention Seven states, eeording to these reports, are at pres- nt in doubt.but strongly favor Bryan. On Monday three employees of the avy yard at Washington, D. C., took efuge from a thunderstorm in a barn, he building was struck by lig-htninp- ad all the men were rendered uncon- eious. They were revived with great fflculty, and on the back of Charles is the clear imprint in red of the ranch of a tree.leaves and twigs being marked. An exchange prints the following arriacje ceremony, which was used 7 a Tennessee 'squire a short time go: "Wilt thou take her for thy ard; for better or for worse; to have, hold, to fondly guard till hauled oft' a hearse Wilt thou let her have er way, consult her many wishes; ake the fire every day and help her ash the dishes Wilt thou comfort nd support her father and mother, unt Jemima autl Uncle John, three sters and a brother V And his face pale and blank; it was too late to ,t; as through the floor he sank, he -'I wilt." Running Comment On Events. Currerv TH E TWO MARKS The Prince Snubs Wallle" The Distribution Census Plums Makes Democratic Votes. Wills Recently Filed. Mrs. Sarah J. Palmer, late of Union iwnship, bequeaths all of her proper- to her husband, William J. Palmer Elza McElSsh, late of Southampton twnship, gives to his wife such portion his estate as the laws allow her. To s daughter, Alcinda Lashley, he ves to his Joseph oor, S100, and to his obinett, S100. To his son. Campbell he gives the place known as the illiam lames tract of land, subject to ic payment of the interest on one lird the value thereof to decedent's ife during her lifetime. To his son, avid, he gives the place known as the iram lames tract, subject to the pay- eut of the interest on one-third thf alue thereof to testator's wife during er lifetime. The rest and residue of is estate, real, personal and mixed, ecedent bequeaths to his four sons, rthur, James F., E'.za and Jonathan, i equal portions, subject to the pay- lents of the beqiiests heretofore made his daughters and grandchild, "to e owned, used, enjoyed and held by iem as follows I give, devise and equeath to nvy sons, James F. and iza, that part of my mansion place hich includes the mill dwell- ig house, one-half the milk ater privileges and power necessary or the proper use of the mill and very thing used about the mill or per- aining to the -mill, with such other and as may be set apart to the mill roperty as hereinafter directed. I ive, devise and bequeath to my sons, rthur and Jonathan, that part of my mansion place not devised to James F. nd Elza. The personal property bout the mansion place to be owned nd enjoyed in equal portions by my our sons last named. The four ons to whom I have devised the resi- ue of my estate shall pay to my exec- tors a sum sufficient to pay my debts, be legacies given to my daughters nd grandchild and sufficient to meet he necessary expenses of the settle- ment of my estate and the payments and expenses are hereby charged on he mansion place and the residue of iy estate." Arthur and Elza McE'ush are appointed executors. Argument Court. Argument court convened at 1 o'clock m August 10. Judges Longeneclcer, 3onley and Eichelberger presided. Estate of John B. Zook, petition of acob an order o sell real estate. Order granted Bond in Terms X cash, X one year and in two years, with in ,erest from date of sale. Petition of Fred Wagner, guardian of Carrie Rollins, for allowance; S3t illowed. Petition of Thomas G. Wolfkiel for guardian John A. Cessna appointed Bond in Petition of voters of Hyndman bor ough for the appointment of H. T Mil [er minority inspector instead of Henr; Layman, resigned. John H. Rock was appointed collect jr for Sehellsburg borough. Bond of James R. Qrub'o, collector o Monroe township, filed and approved Bond of Isaac Knisely, collector o Kimmell township, filed and approved Bond of William of Saxton borough, filed and approved Bond of H. G. Buchanan, collector o Londonderry township, filed and ap proved. Bond of Ingel W. Smith, collector o Mann township, filed and approved. In re-lunacy of Amos Oldham, ei eeptions withdrawn and Jerry AIoi appointed committee. TWO THOUSAND KILLED. Made the Monkeys Grin. "Vote for Ed. R. Home for registe and recorder" was placarded on th big elephant in the street parade o Robinson's show on Monday last, an the monkeys grinned and the clown winked out of the corners of the eyes, For every census plum that is land- ed by a Republican congressman there are at least a dozen votes made for the Democratic party by the disappointed applicants. The popularity of Mark Twain in England and lack attention shown the other Mark (Hanna) in his recent visit abroad is another proof of the superiority of mind over matter. Secretary of War Root has inaugu- rated his career by reinvesting Inspec- tor-General Breckenridge with author ity which he was shorn of by the ac- tion of Alger. General Miles is once more in close touch with all military plans and movements. It is reported that William Waldorf Astor, who recently gave up his Ameri- can citizenship to become an English- man, has been snubbed by the Prince of Wales, all of which goes to show that the prince must be a pretty decent sort of an Englishman. The closest friends of Dewey believe that the interview in which he predict- ed that the next war of the United States would be with Germany was a correct expression of Dewey's senti- ments, though, for official reasons, he has not seen fit to deny or affirm it. The proposition to make the Philip- pines a penal colony will doubtless meet with the approval of General Otis, as it will place at his disposal a select class of housebreakers, safe blowers, etc., to assist him in breaking lis way in, which at present he seems unable to do. There seems to be no prospects of an early adjournment of the senate finance committee who are considering the pro- posed bill to fasten the gold standard on the country at the coming session ot congress. The reason is because the sessions are held at Narragansett ljier and the government pays the bills. While there is some talk of annexing Haiti and San Domingo, for expansion las run mad in some circles at Wash- agton, the administration is evidently vaiting to feel the pulse of the people oefore taking any stand in the matter. The negro problem in this country is )erplexing enough without adding to ts perplexity. Richard Croker, the famous Tam- anyite, went to Europe an ardent ex- ansionist and relentless foe of HOD. J. Bryan and returned an uucom- romising anti-expansionist and a firm of the Nebraska statesman, horn he now classes among thegreat- st men of the age. The change of imate cleared Croker's mental vision. At this time when there seems to be'a .sposition on the part of theRepublic- a party to force gold monometallism nthe people the report of Director f the Mint Roberta showing that he United States has fallen to the lird position among the nations in old-producing power.offers food for re- action to those who would take this ash step. The bad effects of the precedent fur- istied by Elaine when he ottered to ive, and congress voted, thousands of ollars for the relief of the families those Italians who were lynched at ew Orleans several years ago is shown y the zeal with which the Italian gov- Tument is pushing the claim for coru- nsation in the Tallulah affair. In oth cases the Italians who were killed were not worth the protection of any ecent government, having been proven 0 be murderers of American citizens. As for the Philippines, there is no oubt that an entirely new deal in the matter of leadership and policy must ake place soon. General Otis clearly oes not grasp the situation, or doesn't now how to deal with it. lie has not men enough under his command and e is responsible for the condition of ffairs, for the president has accepted is advice and judgment in the prem- ses. Unfortunately he seems to con- .nue to do so. General Otis should be et aside at once. Mr. Melvinley will ave to be forced to the step by public iressnre. There is plenty of better aaterial in our army to take the place f the incapable Otis. is only one Alger" was dis- ilayed on two immense banners at the eception given to Ex-Secretary Alger pon his return to Detroit. This in- cription stated the situation in a nut- hell. If there had been more in the iast eighteen months it is painful to magine what would have become of ,he country. One Alger demoralized he of them would have ihaken the foundations of the govern- nent and reduced the country to a tate of chaos. The people outside of )etroit regard the existence of "only me Alger" as a merciful dispensation of ProvideEee. This republic has to e-irry many burdens, but heavily veighted'as it is, it has still managed .o keep above water. With the tribe of official Algers increased, however, ts burden would become greater than t could sustain. There is national re- 1 licing over the fact that there is one Now that he has retired to private life let us hope his species will become extinct as a factor of American government. The recep tion accorded to General Alger in De troit was also remarkable for the utterances of Governor Pingree. Tbi tjovernor has been acting as the mouth piece of General Alger and saying what the latter thinks but refrain from uttering. Through Pingree's re ceptive and agile mouth he can anath ematize Mr. McKinley and hold him u in contempt. General Alger will fine Governor Pingree a valuable medium for expressing his views of those wh have relegated him to the dullness o a provincial existence at Detroit, afte allowing him to taste the joys of offi cial power at Washington. Mr. Alge will have an excellent opportunity t get "even" with the administratio who made a scapegoat of him. He ha not had his money's worth, V. he wa as it is asserted, a heavy contribute to the purchase of the Republican ele> tion ot Terrible Storm Sweeps Over tne MHIM; Porto Rico. A terrible storm swept over Porte Rico'on Tuesday of last week. Ponce the principal city, was flooded and a least 300 persons were drowned. Al the buildings were damaged and hun dreds destroyed. The United States soldiers there worked heroically and saved many lives. The total loss o: life throughout the storm-swept island is over All the crops were total ly ruined and the people are in grea' distress. When news of the disaster reached Washington the war depart ment tool: prompt measures for the relief of the hurricane sufferers. When the press despatches and Governor General Davis' advices made known the extent of the destruction wrought by the storm, steps were immediately taken to send supplies, and the trans port McPherson was ordered put in readiness to sail from New York on Monday of this week. She carried ra tions and other necessaries. Secretary of War Root sent the fol- lowing appeal to the mayors of all cities of more than population. governor-general of Porto Rico confirms the report that upon the Sth instant a hurricane swept over that island, entirely demolishing many of the towns, destroying many lives and reducing, so far as he can estimate, not less than of the inhabitants to the condition of absolute destitu- tion, without homes or food. Unless immediate and effective relief is given, these unfortunate people will perish of famine. Under these president deems that an appeal should be made to the humanity of the American peo- ple. It is an appeal to their patriot- .sm also, for the inhabitants of Porto R-ieo have freely and gladly submitted themselves to the guardianship of the United States and have voluntarily urrendered the protection of Spain, to which they were formerly entitled, confidently relying upon more gener- us and beneficent treatment at our ands. The highest considerations of lonor and good faith unite with the promptings of humanity to require 'rom the United States a generous re- sponse to the demand of Porto Ricans' listress This department has directed the im- mediate distribution of rations to the mfferers by the army in Porto Rieo, so !ar as it is within the power of the ex- ecutive, but in the absence of any ap- >ropriation we must rely largely upon jrivate contributions. I beg that you will call upon the mblic spirited and humane people of our city to take active and immediate measures in this exigency. The gov- ernment transport McPherson will be nt directly from the port of New York to Porto Rico on Monday, the '1th instant, to carry all supplies of ood which can be obtained. Further transports will be sent at future dates, of which public notice will be given. Any committee charged with the raising of funds will receive full infor- mation and advice upon communicat- ing with this department. ELUIU ROOT, Secretary of War. This appeal was subsequently fol- lowed by a call for aid sent to the gov- ernors of the several states, and, as usual, the people of the United States responded cheerfully and promptly. FRESH-AIR CHILDREN. Boys it ml Girls Who Are Spending EL ITort- iilgdt Til Bedford County, Tbirty-fouL- tenement tots arrived in Bedford on Friday morning and ere taken to the homes oi. charitable edford county folks with whom they ill spend two weeks. The names of le children and their hosts are fol- GUILD'S NAME atie Miller......... a tie Jackson....... at-ie Boek........... mma MunclwiUs.... Isie Lipp............ nbel Jnuobs....... Lola Jacobs iilnn (Jtilley......... iphia Kiulloft....... emia KacUoft........ UlieRaiUofL......... nne Rentier......... osa Keller........... in tie Keller.......... ITOST'S NAME. ....Miss Alice Dibert ..........J. .............Lee Diehl .'.'.Mrs.''Albert Dively .'.'.'....William Croylu Jerome Foreman ..Mrs. Lizzie England ............Sarah Flukes .George Kocmta ...........A. B. BicUle ....M. P. Heckerman Henry Valentine Keighard H. Beegle .......God fi-ey Rusher ........Thomas E. Ott ......Philip Beegle ....Da via Anderson Wilhiim Easter illie Whall ihtui Pmdererd. ugh Briiuy hoimLa Wmii rthur Mi'Uouuell. lioraas Gilbrme ml olpli Taiibon fillmm Butt eorge Butt rod Sweiison tto Osterdahl avid Anderson oster Sattlemey or YedlloUins J. F. Triplet t olm Hollim, Some time before the arrival of the Vesh-Air children Ker. J, W. Lingle, >astor of the Friend's Cove charge of he Lutheran church, went among; his parishioners and secured for hirty-one boys and girls; the remani- ng three were kept in Bedford. Rev. Liagle deserves great credit for his work in this worthy cause. The Diehl Reunion. 12, was a great day or the Diehls of Bedford county. They ame from near and far and about 11 I'clock a. m. fully 200 of thesu good leople had gathered in the town of Bedford. At about 11 30 they went to he shady grove beyond the Bedford iprings. They soon found a desirable 11 ace and horses were unhitched, d ners unpacked and table clothes spread n God's table, the earth. It is not necessary to say that there were re- reshmentsin abundance. After din- ner was nicely spread under the trees God's almighty blessing was asked upon the food and upon the reunion. After all had partaken of the dinner to their hearts' content the large audience asked for addresses. H. P. Diehl, of friend's Cove, introduced to the audi- ence his pastor, Rev. Calvin P. Wehr, who made an address appropriate to bhe cccasion. Afterward Rev. Homer S.May, oi Mann's Choice, made an ad- tlress. After the addresses by their paslors the people left for the Bedford Spring0, tvhere they enjoyed the ex cellent mus'c furnished ty the Spring orchestra. Every one present was sat- isfied thai the day was a pleasant on and that U w as gi.od to be there. May God bless the Diehls ________________a P. W. marriage Licenses. David Aucher and Mary Etta Burket of Weyant. Ezra N. Turner, of Toronto, Can, and Mary Eleanor Calhotm, of "Wes Providence township. Robert H. Kay, of Six Mile Run, an Florence B. Salmon, of Hazleton. Ge6rge llebner, of Union township and Mary C. Clark, of Emerson. Fred Gall, of South Fork, and Mar Hartman, of Everett. Solomon B. Mock, of Lincoln town ship, and Rachel E. Wertz, of Cumber land VaUey R, Loses His Life While Fighting The DURING AN ENGAGEMENT GREAT GRANGERS'PICNIC. He Received An In jury Which Kenulted In Bis Death-Decedent Son of Thomas J. Croyle. Charles R. Croyle, a brave Bedford county boy, recently gave his life in defense of the dear old flag. We were unable to obtain the full particulars and the time the young hero fell, but we know that be received his death- blow while performing- his duties on the field of battle in McKinley's wai upon the Filipinos. Mr. Croyle was a member of the United States regular army and in 'a recent engagement was wounded in the eg. While submitting to an operation ae died. Decedent was a son of Ex-Poor Direc- tor Thomas J. Croyle, of Bloomfield township. He taught school in Bedford county for a number of years. Last year le conducted a school in Blair county. Se was about twenty-three years old and unmarried. TESTING OCEAN CURRENTS. nimible Inforoiatlon Secured From Bot- tles Thrown into the Sea. Some valuable information respect- ng ocean currents has been obtained )y the naval hydrographicoffice, Wash- ngton, D C., through floating bottles brown overboard by steamers and re- :overed by passing ships, which report he exact points at which they were ound. Frequently the bottles are acked up and again tossed overboard after the latitude and longitude and the number of the bottle have been noted, o that the office in Washington may now the direction taken by the bot- le since put into the sea or last sight- d by some vessel. In. this way the irection it has drifted and the trength of the current can be accu- ately estimated. There are some recent returns which how that bottles have floated thous- uds of miles and one has a record of overing miles in 92 days. This ottle was tossed overboard from the teamahip Furst Bismarck on May 1, 895, about 350 miles southeast of Cape ,ace, and recovered on August 1 in the icinity of Gluckstadt, on the Elbe, 'he distance between the two points, ollowing the roiite through the Eng- sh channel, is about miles, giv- ng 2G miles as the lowest possible esti- late of the daily average velocity ith w'aich the bottle traveled east- vard. The longest distance made by any ottle was one thrown from the steam- hip Electrician, which covered lies in a little over three years, or an verage of nearly six miles a day. Another bottle traveled miles in 74 days, or an average of eight knots, hile still another made miles in 27 days, or an average of 15.3 knots a ay. Another good record for a botble 300 miles in 1C clays, or an average f IS 8 knots a day. In conduetiug its experiments the avy department has had the co-opera- .on of the Russian government, which n the cruises of two of its vessels had nrown in the sea 703 bottles, of which 0 have been recovered and reported. Taken collectively, the paths followed y these floating bottles give a good lea of the drift currents of the North Itlantie. The motion of the waters eems to be westerly, as is evidenced y the destination of the numerous ottles cast adrift between Madeira nd Cape San Roqiie, all of which Itimately found their way to the Vindward islands, the Bahamas or to he western shores of the Gulf of Mex- co. Ail Appciil For Aid. Governor Stone has issued a procla- mation urging the people of Pennsyl- ania to contribute money and sup- ilies for the Porto Rican sufferers. le has set the pace for his constituents >y sending his check for to the National Bank of North America, New York city, which has been designated s a depository for the relief fund, The governor's proclamation states hat the devastation wrought by the ecent hurricane in Porto Rico is greater than was at first supposed and hat a great multitude of people, ren- lered utterly destitute by the calamity, uust be fed and cared for during a considerable period, until they have ,he opportunity to produce food for themselves. "Prompt relief should be furnished ;hat those who have recently come under our care and Gov- ernor Stone adds, "shall know that our people are ever ready to lend a helping hand to those who have a right to expect our aid. I therefore appeal to the people of Pennsylvania ;o send promptly such money and sup- alies as they can well spare for this worthy and humane purpose." Supplies should be sent to Col. B. F. Jones, Army Building, foot of White Hall street, New York, in packages plainly marked "Porto Rican and he should be consulted as to the time of shipment. Espy Keyaer Goes to the W. Va. C. Espy Keyser, of Ellerslie, who has been acting as conductor on shifter running into Cumberland, has accept- ed a position as passenger brakeman on the West Virginia Central R. R, Mr. Keyser was, fora number of years, passenger brakeman on the Bedford division, P. R. R and has hosts of friends who wish him success in his new Bulletin. Annual Exhibition at Williams' "Farmer" Creany Will Be There. The great picnic for 1899 will be held at Williams' Grove August 28 to Sep tember 2. The display of farm ma chinery will certainly be the best ever shown. The carriage exhibit will be something immense. Horticulture hall will be as attractive as ever ant the live stock department will be fully up to the standard. Among the at- tractions will be a Ferris wheel, steam grade tent shows bands of music, electric lights, electric fountain and a candle power search-light. During the week some of the mosl prominent Grangers, agriculturists and statesmen will occupy the plat- form and discuss the questions now engaging the attention of the people. Among these we mention Hon. John Hamilton, secretary of agriculture; 3on. Algernon L. Martin, deputy sec- retary of agriculture; Hon Levi Wells, dairy and food commissioner; Hon. Alpha Messer, of Vermont, worthy .ecturer of the national Grange, one of the editors of Our G-ranye Homes and nstructor at teachers' institutes; W. F. Hill, Esq, worthy master of the Pennsylvania State Grange; J. T. Ail- nan, Esq., worthy secretary of the State Grange of Pennsylvania; W. B. Esq., worthy lecturer of the State Grange of Pennsylvania. States- men prominent in the state legislature and in congress, of both political par- ies, and candidates for judicial honors are certain to be present and deliver addresses. Hon. William Trenton Creasy, the ranger Democratic candidate for state reasurer, will address his fellow far- mers aud Patrons on Wednesday. Be ure to hear him, for he has something f importance to tell you. In addition o the foregoing other speakers of na- ioual reputation will be present to ake part in the discussions on Aiffer- nt subjects of interest to farmers. On Monday evening there will be an atertaining band concert by one of he leading musical organizations of entral Pennsylvania. On Tuesday evening Prof. Frank R. -oberson will give an illustrated lec- ure on strange people ho but a few years ago were scarcely eemed worthy of a passing ho are now among the powers that must be reckoned with in the settle- nent of great international problems On Wednesday evening Prof. Frank Roberson will give an illustrated ecture on the battle of Manila and low as well as tell bow Dewey and is brave men swept the Spanish fieet rom the sea without the loss of a sin- le man or damage to a single vessel f his own squadron. This will be the nly opportunity our people will have f seeing pictured before them, true to fe, the event that electrified the 'Orld only a little over a year ago. rofessor Robersou is one of the most ntertaining lecturers before theAmer- can people, and will tell the story of e battle in a most delightful and in- tructive way. On Thursday and Friday evenings ic New Century Ladies' Quartette, of hiladelphia, and Miss Margaret Gar- er, the charming dramatic reader and rnpersonator, teacher of elocution and hysicul culture, will entertain the eople in the Auditorium. The New entury Ladies' Quartette embraces ome of the finest musical talent of the ountry and never fails to delight the udience. Miss Garner is a favorite wherever she goes and displays excel- nt taste in the selection of her exer- ises as well as masterly ability in heir rendition. It is but seldom that eople away from the great cities are iven an opportunity to-enjoy such en- irtaininents as .these at any price, but t Williams' Grove thev will be giv- n a chance to witness these exhibi- lonsof musical and dramuic excel- ence free of charge. Half rates on all railroads. Inquire f railroad agents or write to R. H homas, general manager, Mechanics- urg, Pa. C.G. Shuck Keslgng. C. G. Shuck, who has for ten years past been a salesman in E. Eichelber ger Son's store, resigned his position on Saturday, on account of needed rest. Charley has been a faithful em ployee and won the confidence of hi employers by strict application to bus iness. He has a host of warm friend in Saxton who wish him success wher ever he goes. We understand tha after a period of rest he will locate i: the lar John Robinson's Show. As predicted by THE GAZKTTE, there as a record-breaking crowd of people n town on Monday. An official of the ohn Robinson show reports that ickets were sold in the afternoon and 000 in the evening. An the afternoon erformance it looked as if every seat n the immense tent was occupied, and he vast sea of humanity presented an nimated panorama. Everybody seem- d to be satisfied wi'th the show. It ndoubtedly is the best that ever visit- d Bedford. Among the army of acro- >ats there are many whose feats of .aring and skill are simply marvelous. The other features of the show are of uch a select and varied character as io make a delightful entertainment. The production of the splendid scenic pectacle, "Solomon and the Queen of is one of the stellar attrac- ions. It has well been said that 'every act in the monster programme as seen in John RDbinson's great :ircus is a revelation to the people.'' A feature of the street parade was he flue cages, all of splendid architee- ural design. The big team of ponies ind the "rube" clowns ou a hay wagon .ttracted much attention. Of especial nterest in the managerie were the Philippine water buffaloes and lion cubs. The show has 300 fine horses and iS ponies. The press agent, Capt. F. B. Wilson, .s a genial gentleman and an all-round, up-to-date show man. Recently Recorded. Hiram T. Miller to Caroline Minnich, .ot in Londonderry township; consid- eration J. W. Madore, trustee, etc., to Irvin Arnold, lot in Hyndman; consideration 8200. George S. Potter to Herman Clous 33 acres in Woodbury township; con- sideration 8700. William H. Burley to John M. Burley, tract in Londonderry township; consid- eration nominal. Thomas H. Adams and others to Jennie Syster, lot in Saxton; eonsidera tion What Did It Cost What did Mr. Home and Mr. Cleave: pay the Robinson show to have thei: candidacy advertised in the street pa rade and by the clowns in the circui ring, on Monday lasj; CAPITOL JITY CHAT Letter From Our Washington Cor respondent. FIFTY THOUSAND MEN Will Likely Be Sent to the lief of Porto Trade May Hot Retire. Special correspondence of THE GAZETTE. WASHINGTON, August is said there is no longer any question that a stronger military force muse be cent to the Philippines, and men, and possibly more, will be necessary. General Miles recently presented a suggestion to Secretary of War Root providing for the continuation of en- listments under the present plan oi raising ten regiments at home until from to more men were on the rolls. General Miles that the withdrawal of some of ohe regular regiments which have seen long ser- vice in the Philippines will be neces- sary this autumn. The effect of their withdrawal would be to reduce the effective fighting force, outside of the regiments required for police and gar- rison duty, below that given by Gen- eral Otis in his estimate. The latter does not seem to have considered the sossibility of any regulars being or- dered home. The war department has arranged to send two more shiploads of supplies to Porto Rieo for the relief of the desti- tute. The steamer Evelyn, of the New York and Porto Rico line, will sail from New York next Friday with a cargo. The government transport McClellan is scheduled to leave New York for San Juan on August 23. The auxiliary cruiser Resolute will also be utilized in case it is found necessary. Secretary Root to-day directed the purchase of pounds of codfish or the Porto Riean sufferers. According to reports received at the itate department from consuls in Ger- many, the Germans are not only en- gaged in an attempt to shut out Amer- can and other foreign-made goods rom the German market, but are ex- :rting every influence to maintain the tatus of German goods in other mar- tets and to increase tbeir sales. Vice- Consul-General Hanauer informs the tate department that the German people believe it is essential to their tamling as a "great power'' to make efforts to compete with Eng- and and with new and energetic ivals, such as Belgium, Japan and ast, but most feared, the United States. An effort is being made in jermany to build up the consular ervice by making more liberal ap- propriations for it. While there ire iut five salaried German consuls in he United are 11 salaried Jnited States consuls in Prussia alone. Representative Warner, of Illinois, poke quite confidently to-day of Ms onviction that Thomes B. Reed does ot intend to retire from congress, but from the speakership. For some ime past there have been others here rf the same line of thought. The only jne who can set all doubts on the sub- eet at rest is Mr. Reed himself, and ic seems to be no more in a talking humor than before he went abroad. s for this, however, there will be ilenty of time for weeks to come for dr. Reed to announce his withdrawal rom congress, if he has really de- ermined upon that step. Of course here can be no question, so far as the peakership is it is said, all of those who entered the contest or that office satisfied themselves per- onally before doing so. What trengthens the belief in the proba- >ility that Mr. Reed may remain in ;ongi-ess is the fact that it can inter- ere very little, if any, with the pro- essional connections he is reported to lave made. It is only five hours be- Washington and New York and lie luxurious railroad facilities and Conveniences make the trip one of pleasure. He could run from one city o the other any time it might suit. For that matter, a man of Reed's as- iurance and resources could stir up all .he rumpus he wished by making his appearance in the house one or two iays in the week. There would be no difficulty in his keeping the whole country talking the rest of the week about his performances. And Still It Comes. The Reformed people will remember that in 1897 they were challenged to a fund of to be called the Michael Schlatter fund. Requests to raise this fund were made by all the >astors. Not all the members were ready to respond, but seeds were sown that grew like a cedar of Lebanon. Last Sunday while Rev. Cblvin P. Wehr celebrated Harvest Home services Elias E. Diehl, one of the best mem- bers of the church, who is never found anywhere else but in'the front ranks when anything is to be done for the always is a liberal giver, a good friend to his pastors and who always takes an interest in church to his pastor and gave him a ten dollar bill for the Sehlatter fund. Many a one would not have come to >ive but would have to be coaxed to give it, but both Mr. and Mrs. Diehl inow that the Lord loveth a cheerful giver. Mr. Dielil is a deacon of the church, also assistant superintendent of the Sunday school and leader of the choir. May God bless him and his family and may others do likewise. _________________C. P. W. John S. KlLduibtiue Caned. A very pleasant incident occurred yesterday at the local freight office of the Southern railroad, the occasion being the presentation to John S. Rhamstine, recently promoted to a re- sponsible position at the general offices of the company in Washington, of a gold headed cane by the clerks under him in the local office. The presenta- tion speech was made by W. P. Long, representing the employees of the of- Tenn Times. Mr.Rhamstine formerly lived in Bed- ford and was an employee of the Penn- sylvania Railroad company. A ClrcuH Appeal. "Vote for James Cleaver for prothono- tary." This was the legend that ap peared in large letters on the blanket covering the little elephant in the street parade of Robinson's big sbo on Monday last, and yet there were some people not convinced by thi; circus appeal. PERSONAL NOTES, People Who Move Hither anil Thither In This Busy World. Mr. Oscar E. Weyl, of New at the Arandale this week. Mrs. John Parott, of Bucyrus, 0., is visiting her brother, Mr. J. W. Woods. Mr. C. W. Thompson and wife, of Meyersdale, are visiting their parents. Mr. John T. Morrow and family, of Everett, are visiting friends in Bedford. Miss Lizzie Gilmore, of Chambers- burg, is the guest of Mrs. E. F. Kerr. Dr. A. S. Smith, of Philadelphia, is spending a few days here with his fam- ily- Mr. George Sellers, of Pittsburg-, is visiting relatives and friends in Bed- ford. Miss Maggie Frazier is visiting Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Anstadt, of Ilollidays- bnrg. Mr. Levi C. Bird, a famous lawyer of Wilmington, Djl., is stopping at the Springs. I Mr. Arch. Heinsling, of several days here this week with friends. Mr. Clifford Shoemaker, of Altoona, is visiting at the home of Mr. E. A. Barnett. Mrs. Frank E. Colvin and children are visiting relatives and friends in EJazletou. Miss Annie O'Connell, of Harrisburg, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Rush C. Litzinger. Salesman E the Cecil Shoe company, Cumberland, was in Bedford Jiis week. Mrs. Louise Baer and Miss Edna Kite, of Baltimore, are visiting Mrs. Imina Border. Mrs. E. W. Everhart, of Altoona, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Brashear. Mrs. E. S. Hulme and sons, of Bris- -ol, are visiting Mrs. Hulnae's father, Mr. J. W. Woods. Mr. William Lee, of Pittsburg, spent ;wo weeks here'with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee. Mr. F. II. Zook, of Yellow ted Bedford on Monday, for the first Ime in thirty years. Mrs. Joseph C. Deal and children, of Vilicinsburg, are visiting Mrs. Deal's ather, Mr. Simon Ling. Dr. Charles R. Rhodes, of Hyndman, .pent Sunday and Monday with rela- ives and friends in Bedford. Mr. J. Earl Statler, the wide-awake :ily editor of the Johnstown Democrat, vas in Bedford on Monday. Mr. William S. Reed, wife and daugh- er, of Martinsburg, are visiting Mr. leed's father, Mr. Jacob Reed. Mrs. Porter Orner and daughters, of A-ltoona, are visiting Mrs. Orner's par- :nts, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sill. Mr. John TV. Cowen, of Baltimore, of the Baltimore and Ohio lailroad company, is at the Springs. Mr. Thomas Irwin, of Huntingdon, ipent several days here this week with lis brother-in-law, Dr. W. F. Enfield. Mrs. Thomas Meloy anct son, of Rey- loldsville, are visiting Mrs. Meloy's Jamison and Miss Ella lush. Mr. James Cook, an employee of the Standard Oil company, Cleveland, O., s visiting his mother, Mrs. John A. Code. Mr. Joseph C. Kiser and sons, Rich- ,rd and Stanley, of Pittsburg, are visiting Mr. Riser's mother, Mrs. Eliza viser. Misses Olive and Nellie Crouse. of Johnstown, spent several days this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac 'ierson. Mr. Preston Metzger and wile, of Vermilion, 0 are visiting Mr. Metz- jer's parents, Capt. and Mrs. S. S. tlelzger. Mr. George M. Harry, of Harrisburg. .pent Monday here with his wife and children, who are spending the sum- mer in Bedford. Mr. Edgar Doty, cashier of the Wil- kinsburg bank, Wilkinsburg, spent a w days here this week with his brother, Hon. E. S. Doty. Mrs. J. W. Hughes and daughter, of Sbippensburg, and Miss May, of Ever- tt, spent a couple of days this week at the home of Mr. W. S. Ly singer. Messrs. Joseph Henning, Charles lysinger, of Wilkinsburg, and Moss iysinger, Allegheny, were guests' of diss Eliza Knox a few days this week. Mr. and Mrs. John Cowan and chil- dren, who have been visiting in Bed- ford for several weeks, returned to .lieir home in Philadelphia on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Poole, of Al- ioona, rode to Bedford on their wheels last week and spent a few days here with Mr. Poole's brother, Mr. Charles Poole. Mrs. Charlotte May, of Sulphur Springs, Miss McDaniels, of Pittsburg, and Mr. Orianda McFadden, of Oak- mont, spent a few days here last week with Mr. Jacob Reed. Mr. E. R. Bacon, of New York, pres- ident of the Baltimore and Ohio South- western, and G. F. May, another B. 0. railroad official of New York, are sojourning at the Springs. Yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dill, Miss Maggie Brightbill, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Defibaugh and J. F. Biddle, Esq., left for Atlantic City, N. J., where ihey will spend a week or two. Rev.George S. .s spending a few days at the home of E. P. Kerr, Esq. Rev. Bell was form- erly pastor the Presbyterian church of Bedford, and has many friends here. Mrs.Frank Arnold and Bier and daughter, Miss Bessie, of Oak- mont, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foster, of Uopewell, a -d Miss Mortimore, of Vil- low Grove, were guests at the home of Mr. W. S. Arnold this week. Rev. J. Ellis Bell, of Chambersburg, former pastor of the Bedford M. E. church, was the guest of Mrs. A. D. Shuek on Monday. The genial pastor left on Tuesday morning for active work at Crystal Springs camp-meating. Mr. Frederick W. Groby, of Boston, Mass., is visiting at the summer resi- dence of Dr. A. S. Smith, corner of Ju- liana street and public square. This is our first acquaintance with Mr. Groby, and it goes without saying he is every inch a most pleasing personal- ity. In appearance he would impress you as a descendant of the pilgrim fa- thers who have made Massachusetts so famous in American history. We are told that he is a musician of consider- able renown, and he is evidently fond of children and sports of all kinds, as we notice him much of the time on the public square entering into all sorts oi children's amusements. We welcome you, Mr. Groby, most cordially to our town, and hope you will come again. III Town Talk and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST Gleaned From Vartoni Point! Picked Up Br Vicluut ]U- pmrUn. The big crowd in Bedford Monday was very, orderly. G. W. Niblock, grandson of G. II. Dauler, is critically ill. Die annual camp-meeting at Crystal Springs began on August 15. A horse belonging to Showman Rob- inson died here Monday night. David was injured while working at the new reservoir, is able to be about again. A freight wreck on the Huntingdon and Broad Top railroad near Cypher delayed the passenger train three hours Tuesday night. George Hebner, of Union township, ind Mrs. Mary C. Clark, of Emerson, united in marriage by 'Squire H. C. Davidson on Monday. The members of the St. Thomas Catholic Sunday school picnicked at Strominger's spring, in South Bedford township.on Wednesday. Scott Dibert, of Pittsburg, a native of Bedford, has been elected grand chancellor of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of Pennsylvania. The clown was only fooling the people when he advised them, in the circus ring, to vote for his friend, Ed R. Home, for register and recorder. Rev. M. H. Sangree, of the Fourth Reformed church, Harrisbnrjf, preach- ed an excellent sermon in the Reformed church of Bedford Sunday evening. Some of the friends of Cleaver and Home were amazed, others amused, when they saw their campaign cards on the elephants in Monday's parade. TUB GAZETTE compositors herewith return thanks to "Heck" Mann, of Bedford township, for a generous do- nation of sweet cider acd luscicus ap- ples. Rev. Dr. J. A. Seese, pastor of the Holy Communion Lutheran church, Philadelphia, preached a forceful ser- mon in the Lutheran church of Bedford Sunday morning. At a congregational meeting held in the Presbyterian church Sunday fore- noon Hon. Edmund S. and Tilraon Burket were elected trus- tees for the ensuing church year. On Monday several snug sums were scooped in by the shell-game sharps, anj some of the "suckers" "squealed." Participants in this puerile pastime should take their medicine like men. The Sunday schools of Southampton township held a union picnic at the Buxou church on Saturday. Addresses were made by Hon. H. D. Tate and Prof. D. C. Stunkard, of Bedford. The following marriage licenses were recently issued at Cumberland: George Egbert Boor and Hulda Belle Elbin, of Artemas; Murray W. Zembower and Carrie E. Hite, of Cumberland Valley. John Dull, son of Samuel Dull, of Napier township, has been suffering with an affection of his eye for some time. On Wednesday tb-; eye ball burst, causing loss of sight and inteuse pain. Prof. W. C. Hanawalt, who was for- merly a prominent teacher of Bedford county, has resigned his position as associate principal of the Hollidays- burg schools and accepted the princi- pabhip of the public schools at Derry. On Tuesday W. H. Morris, of Monroe township, was arrested on the charge of stealing a horse belonging to Joseph [mler, of Osterburg, from Landlord Rufus Wertz'sstable. Morris was put in jail to await trial at the next session of court. The propriety of candidates making themselves part of a circus, partici- pating in the street parade, filling the between the female bare back riders and the gay and lofty clown rather questionable, to say the least. An exchange says that the stockhold- ers of the Bedford County Oil and Mineral Prospecting company met at the dewick near Osterbarg last week and accepted a bid of for the right of the sulphur well. The bidder must close the deal by October 1, 1890. William F. Barclay has secured a position with the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad company, with headquarters at Buffalo, JS. Y. Mr. Barclay is a competent civil engineer and a trustworthy young man. The company is fortunate in securing his services. The excursion over the Pennsylvania railroad on Sunday brought 80Cumber- land people to Bedford, 38 to Sulphur Springs and 47 to Hyndman. The train carried 301 excursionists. The exodus from Bedford was not ab large this year as it usually is on similar oc- casions. All persons who are favorable to holding a meeting in order to take to assert and maintain their right to the free use of the mineral waters at the Bedford Springs are re- quested to call at the office of Jacob Reed and sign their names to a call for such a meeting. The farmers of Napier township and vicinity will hold a basket picnic in the grove at Napier on Thursday, August 24. A dancing floor will be erected and a string band engaged so that those who wish may enjoy them- selves "tripping the light fautastie." Everybody is cordially invited. The union picnic at Osterburg Sat- urday was a great success. The pro- gramme as published in a recent issue of THE GAZKTTK was carried out. An immense crowd of people was present, the different orders being especially well represented. It is said there were four thousand men, women and chil- dren in attendance. INFAVSPAPERf Gall-Himinaii. On Wednesday Justice of the Peace H. C. Davidson united in marriage Fred Gall, of South Fork, and Mary Hartman, of Everett. E WSFAPF..R fl R C HIV E ;