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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - September 22, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania THE cm is seven BE them all. If it Isn't in The Gazette It didn't happen. VOL. 95- BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER aa, 1899. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. I-THROPP, 'The Case Decided in Favor of the Defendant. BASIS OF THE ACTION. Why the Salt Continued So Often Be- fore I'frKOutit Friends on the Jury. Rufus C. Haderman brought a suit against Joseph E Thropp on the 23d day of June, 1S9S. The statement charged that Thropp bad caused to be printed and circulated throughout the county of Bedford during the campaign for the nomination of congressman in 1898, in which both Haderman and Thropp were substantially candidates, a circular charging Haderman with being engaged, with others, iu the sale of the appointments for post- masters in Bedford county. The ar- ticle was well calculated to injure Haderman and doubtless did change enough votes to defeat him and to give this county to Thropp. The case came on for trial at the February court last and was continued. It was again down for trial at the April court and again continued on ap- plication of Thropp, who claimd to be sick. The case was again at the head of the list for last week and was promptly called for trial on Tuesday morning. A jury was then selected and sworn and the evidence taken dur- ing Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and the case went to the jury on Saturday morning and on Sun- day morning, after the jury had been out about twenty-five hours, a verdict for the defendant was returned. The evidence on the part of Plaintiff Haderman consisted in showing that Thropp had written, caused to be printed and had circulated over the county the alleged libelous circular The proof of this seemed to be over- whelming. On the side of the defend- ant, the circular was claimed as a priv- ileged communication and therefore not the subject of action. The defend- ant also offered evidence to show that Haderman had some connection with the sale of appointments to post- offices. It was not shown, however, that Haderman ever received or agreed pt one cent from any person in the way charged. The proof was over- whelming that Haderman at all times refused to have anything to do with the corrupt use of money in the post- oifice appointments Haderman came out of the suit with absolutely clean bands, but the story thus circulated defeated him for con- gress and gave the nomination to Thropp. Why the ease was continued so of ten before trial has always been somewhat of a mystery, but now it is suggested that the jurors drawn for these courts did not suit the defendant. Atleast it has been a noticeable feature that the panel for last week contained the most of Thropp's personal friends in the county. In addition to this Thropp called to his aid George S. Graham, for fifteen years district attorney of the city of Philadelphia and one of the ablest lawyers of the state, and kept him here a week at figures that would make a country lawyer dream of to aid his local Reynolds and Colvin, in trying his case. With all this, the jury reluct- antly returned a verdict for defendant after being locked up about twenty- five hours and after the jury had re- ported to the eotirt that they could not agree and had requested to be dis- charged and again locked up, as they feared, for another day. John II. Jor- dan, Esq tried the case alone with great skill and ability for Mr. Hader- man. On Wednesday of this week Mr. Jordan filed a motion for a new trial. CHINA WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Lyslnger Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Their Marriage. Mr. and Mrs. William Scott Lysinger celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their wedding at their home on East Penn street Monday evening, the ISth inst. About seventy-five guests were present, ccmprisiug nearly the entire population of East Penn street and a goodly number of friends from other parts of the town, besides Mr. and Mrs. George May, son and daugh- ter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lysinger and Mrs. Lysinger, of Everett, and Mrs. Ed. Luken, of Coffeyville, Kan. The house was tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreen and brill- iantly lighted with fancy lamps and pretty Japanese lanterns, all so artis- tically arranged as to lend the most pleasing effect possible, from every point of view, and at the same time display the artistic skill and talent of the one who, on this occasion, was ar- tist, hostess andbride-of-twenty-years Numerous small tables were arranged throughout the rooms and on the porches, so that even the exercise of eating was made as comfortable and pleasant as possible. The refreshments consisted of chick- en salad, ham sandwiches, cake of in- numerable varieties, ice cream, coffee and fruits, all of which was abundant in quantity and perfect in quality and was served in a most satisfactory man- ner by Miss May Sansom, Miss Florence Agnew, Miss May Gilchrist. Miss Addie Russell, Miss Mary Amos, and Miss Georgie May, acting as wait- rs. After the serving of refreshments a little poem written by Howard Black- burn, as expressing the sentiment of the company, was read by Professor Stunkard. (A copy of the poem is printed Then, with MUs Durb Shuck at the piano, and a dozen others joining in song, the company was en- tertained with choice music until the hour of departure. The presents which, appropriate to the occasion, were almost entirely of ehinaware, were valuable and beauti- ful and will serve, not only as useful and ornamental articles in the house- hold, but will be souvenirs to the bride and groom of one of the pleas- ant episodes iu their life's history. During the entire evening every body seemed to be in their happiest mood and after a most delightful, as well as profitable time, the large company separated at a late hour, with grati- tude for the hospitality shown, and cherishing pleasant recollections of the enjoyable event. To Mr. and .Ws. ll'w Scot! Lystnyer: On the eelebratiou of the twentieth anni- versary of their wedding, Mouday eve- ning, September IS, IS'J'J. A Summer's lengthened days decline And flowers of richest fragrance fade, While beauteous nature, all around Is tinged with Autumn's sombre shade, How plainly do your minds recall The scenes and joys of that glad day Which here we meet to celebrate, When twenty years have passed away. How short the time to you has been! So fast the Autumns come and go. Since joining hands and hearts you vowed To share each other's joy and woe. at times, from Sorrow's cup, You've drunk your portion -with us all When borne bright star of radiant hope Was seen to quickly fade and fall. But the voyage through these twenty years Has mostly been on sunny seas, Your bark with blessings laden Its sails well fanned by heaven's breeze. With peace and plenty in your home And friends aud comfort all around, How could you wish for pleasure more, Or where could greater wealth be found? We greet you on this wedding night, With friendly hands and grateful hearts For what your friendship's been to us In acting well a neighbor's part. May He whose loving hand doth hold Our richest blessings all in store. Protect and keep your useful lives, To bless and comfort many more. E. H. B. J. K. Gibson. Mrs. Minnie S7. Gibson, wife of J. E. Gibson, died at her home in Friend's Cove Sunday night at half past ten o'clock. The cause of death was con- sumption. The deceased was a daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Pensyl, of Colerain township, and was aged twenty-eight years at the time of her death. Six years ago she was united in marriage to J. E. Gibson, who, with a son aged five years, survives her. A daughter died in infancy. Mrs. Gib- son is also survived by her father, two brothers and one B Charles and Clara Peusyl, at home. Funeral services were held at the home of decedent on Wednesday and were conducted by Rev. Francis E. Purcell, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Wolfsburg, assisted by Rev Calvin P. Wehr, of the Reformed church of Friend's Cove. Interment was made in the Bedford cemetery. Five years ago Mr. and Mrs. Gibson moved to Salem, O., and resided there until a few months ago, when, owing to decedent's illness, they returned to Friend's Cove, Mrs. Gibson belonged lo Rebekah Branch, Independent Or- der of Odd Women's Chris- tian Temperance Union and the Wom- en's Foreign Missionary society, of Salem, 0 Ever since girlhood she was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church. She was a Chris- tian woman and the pages of her life's history are filled with good deeds and acts of kindness and mercy. Dreyfus Pardoned. Captain Dreyfus, who was convicted, at Rennes, France, of selling army secrets and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment, was pardoned on Tues- day. Before the president could ex- ercise the right of pardon Dreyfus had to withdraw his appeal to the council of revision. He was released Wednes- day. He will still, however, have the right to appeal to the court of cassa- tion to have the judgment of the Rennes court-martial set aside and his Aii Appeal to Manhood. (Communicated.) To the broad, liberal-minded voters of the Republican party of Bedford county you, appreciating the liberty of thought and freedom of ac- tions for which many of you, as partici- pants, and our forefathers say, can you, and will you, allow your- selves to become the willing slaves of an aristocrat of ante-bellum days, fall down and worship an idol though it be cast in iron? Will you, my brother Re- publican, allow a resident of Philadel- phia to represent you in congress, a Philadelphia lawyer to come to your court to bulldoze our citizens and talk to them as if they were in- jure one of your fellow-citizens character and reputation, one in whom you have in former times imposed con ndence and one who has never betray ed it? Will you permit a man to cot1 rupt our politics, issue his orders on the eve of ourpr.mary election, dictate the nomination at our convention anc say who shall and who shall not be nominated? I appeal to your honor, your manhood your sense of justice, to arise in you righteous indignation and smite the usurper of your rights and liberties as free-born American citizens, and show him money may nominate men for positions of honor and trust; but i takes votes, and plenty of them, tc elect, and when the votes are countei in November let there be such a re buke to corrupt methods and dictation that the iron baron shall hie himsel away to his Philadelphia home and m more be a disturbing factor in th politics of Bedford county. AN OLD SOLDIEH AXD TRUE BLUE Jit 1'UBI.ICAN. innocence proclaimed, intends to use. This right he Will of Treasurer Charles itetley. The will of Charles Reiley, late of Mann's Choice, has been filed in the register's office. Decedent bequeaths all of his property to his wife. If his wife should remarry she is to receive the allowance due her according to law and the balance of the estate is to be divided among testator's George A., Charles L. and Evelyn his daughter to receive more thin. his sons. Mr. Reiley's wife, Mrs. Mary M. Reiley, is named asezecutrix. limner-Stuff t Nuptials. The Lutheran church near Ostei burg was the scene of a pretty ding ceremony Wednesday evening when Dr. H. Butler Bruner and Mis Rose Stufft, of Osierburg, were unite in marriage. The groom is a son o Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Bruner and one o the most prominent physicians in th county. The bride is a daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stufft and most estimable young woman. Til GAZETTE extends congratulations. How Hicks Coald Even Up Things. Ex-Congressman Hicks seems to hav fared badly in the developments as postoffices in this county in the Hade man-Thropp libel case, but Hici could even up things immensely if h would tell what he knows about th cost of congressional nominations this district. A WEEHJISTORY, appenings of the Past Seven Days. HE IMPORTANT EVENTS Pay Tour Taxes, Pay your taxes on or before Octob 5 if you want to vote. ulled From All Quarters of the Globe an Cootleiised Fur Bimy Itema. Mrs Blackburn, wife of ex-Senator oseph Blackburn, of Kentucky, died n Sunday. Governor Stone has issued a proela- ation designating October 20 as au- imn Arbor day. Governor Stone has re-appointetl Dr. T. Kothrock, of West Chester, state immissioner of forestry. John D. Miley, inspector general of olunteers and first lieutenant, Sec- nd Artillery, died at Manila on Tues ay. Five non-union negro miners were hot and killed by white union miners nring a street fight at Carterville, 111, n Sunday. The bite of a little brown spider aused the death of Mrs. John Kirby, Pacolet, S. C., on "Friday, after 24 ours of intense agony. The navy department has awarded ie contract for building the Ports- onth, New Haven, dry deck to John eirce, of New York, at Reports submitted to the state coun- 1, Junior Order United American echanics, in session in Scranton this eek, show a net gain of in mem- ership in the last fiscal year. Shoe manufacturers in Pennsylvania, Delusive of those in Philadel- hia, on Tuesday, at Harrisburg, form a mutual protective association and icided to advance prices of shoes from to 50 cents a pair. A jury in Beaufort county, South Car- ina, has found a verdict against ex- enator Don Cameron, of Pennsylvania, r S350 damages for horsewhipping avid Sehein because he sold liquor to e ex-senator's negroes. Prominent American statesmen held conference in Chicago last week to augurate a fight against the trusts, on. W. J. Bryan, of Nebraska, and on. W. B. New e principal speakers. Mistaking George Hollenbeck, a eighbor, for a woodchuck, Benjamin eorge, of Franklin, on Snndny fired a ,ot from a Winchester rifle which ,used the instant death of the former, ie dead man leaves a large family. Noah Finley, a negro, was hanged at ulaski, Va, on Friday. Finley's ime was highway robbery and at- mpted murder and his execution was ie only instance in late years in which ie extreme penalty has been imposed Virginia for the offense. Rear-Admiral Schley, who has been [signed to the South Atlantic squad- in, called upon the president Tuesday nd assured him that he would cheer- illy assume the duties of any post ilected by the authority which it had een his pride to serve for forty-three :ars. The Filipino insurgents have sent wo officers to General McArthur at An- eles with a request for permission to end into our lines American prisoners nd to send to Manila a prominent in- urgent general officer for conference, eneral Otis granted the request. This tep is regarded at Washington as a gn of weakening on the part of the nsurgents. The secret service has discovered a ew counterfeit S3 note of the series of 891, check letter D; Bruce, register; oberts, t-easurer; portrait of McPher- on. The seal is dark red instead of na and the parallel ruling is poor, as most of the plate work. It is a fairly eceptive photo-etched- reproduction nd the silk fibre distributed through ie genuine paper has been closely im- tated. ___________________ Dr. Enfleld's Stoumch Treatment. On Wednesday, for the first time mce Dr. A. Enfield discovered and in ented his new mechanical treatment or obstinate diseases of the stomach, e permitted himself to be interviewed n the treatment. Dr. Enfield has now successfully reated almost six hundred cases and as had patients from almost every tate in the Union. Nearly all whom ,e has treated have entirely recovered A syndicate of prominent physicians las purchased a 4-10 interest in his in untions and appliances, while he has etained the other C-10 for himself and amily. After this week the main leadquarters for giving the treatman vill be in New York, tc which city he vill go on Monday. His son, Dr. W. F. Enaelcl, will con ,inue the general and special practice n Bedford. While the doctor wil spend the greater portion of his tim n New York city he expects to fre (uently return to Bedford. His principal reason for removing the treatment to New York is bacause the Everett Press has done him loca lamage by its frequent and violent at tacks, misrepresenting his treatmen! calling it the most vile and horribli names possible and thereby frighten ng people from taking the treatmem Advertlaed Ijettera. The following letters have been hel thirty days in the Bedford, Pa., pos office, and if not called within tw weeks from this date will be sent t the Diad Letter Office at Washington When asking for these letters pleas say "Advertised Arthew O'Connell, Chas. E Achs, W K. Ridge, E. L Jones, Tbos. Vaughn Miss Mary Wingfield, Mrs. Lizzie Fori W. Inter, Mrs. E. N. Rich, Pictr Santus, Edith Sharp, Mrs. Fatteral Mrs. Ellen Snowberger, W. B. Cal well, Miss Myrtle Campbell, Jno. I Bossard, Sml. Hamilton, Edward Bom Harry M. Lard, D. D -Whetston, Mr J. H. Jones. D. W. PHOSSEB, P. M. Bedford, Pa., September 22. Dancing Party In Honor or fllisw HI ardor: The Cumberland Independent say "A dancing party was given last nigh in honor of Miss Nellie MardorfF, c Bedford, Pa., by Miss Anna Belle Hal Dancing was the feature of the ev ning, although many pleasing dive sions were indulged in. The dam was kept up until quite lute." SIXTH CONVENTION r the Christian Endeavor Union of Bed ford County. The convention met he Orthodox Friends' church, Wednes- ay and Thursday, September 13 and Proi. G. Shannon Miller made ie address of welcome, which was re- ponded toljy President M. H. Kramer, F Hyndman. The ri st of the opening ession was occupied in enrolling dele- utes and appointing committees. At the evening session Rev. W. A. 3pley, of Schellsburg, led the opening orship. County Superintendent J. A. fright made the first address, his heme being, "Fidelity and Fellow- hip." With great skill and convinc- ng clearness he unfolded the vital onnection "bettveen these virtues and 1 that is best in character and life. Mrs. Olive Hetriek, of Schellsburg, ead a carefully prepared paper on The Quiet emphasizing the eed of regular, earnest, private devo- on, from the example and practice of tirist himself. The well known Christian Endeavor lotto, "For Christ and the the topic on which Eev. John rubaker, of Schellsburg, spoke, with haracteristic force and beauty, ont- niug the chief of the great ideas for hich Christianity stands, and calling .1 to truer fidelity to them. Thursday morning the opening wor- hip was conducted by Rev. F. S. Delo, Pleasantville. Kev. 0. C. Adams, of Bedford, spoke f "The Pledge, as an Interpretation Christian referring to the >nstaut use of pledges in all spheres life, aud showing that the Christian ndeavor pledge only defines the most noportant things included in the Chris- an's vows. It is a covenant of faith, personal loyalty to Christ, of loyalty the church, of private devotion. Dr. T. F. Baly, of Schellsburg, open- d the discussion on "Interesting Un- terested with an earnest aper urging prayer as the first means, be followed by providing work for em, with help to do it. He also urged e need of a consistent week-day alk as an aid in gaining and holding he interest of ourselves and others. Rev. W. A. Lepley, in telling "How i Bury Dead spoke flrst of ie causes of death and then dwelt ggestively on their resurrection. The final session was opened with evotions, led by Rev. C. C. Adams, ie committee on enrolment reported irty-nine delegates, from ten socie- es, an unusually small attendance, ue in part tn some doubt as to the means of reaching Fishertown. The ominating committee reported thefol- >wing names: For President, G. lannon Miller, ent, T. B. Potts, Pleasantville; sec Miss Mary Fitzimmons, Schells- urg; treasurer, Miss Wishart, Shcr- an's Valley. The paper on "Literature for Chris- an Endeavor prepared by apt. I. K. Little, of Saxton, was read, u his absence, by I. L Miller, of Fish- town. The reading was followed by discussion, which brought out some ood suggestions. J. F. Morris, on Aiming at the Best pre- ented in substance the principal pur- oses of the society. Miss Mary Way, her essay on "Systematic nforced the duty and pleasure of de- oting a certain portion of our means o the Lord's work. Rev. Delo spoke t the range of activities open to the ountry and village societies. The re- orts from the societies showed consid- rable variety in nature and manner f work; the whole indicating much olid usefulness. The "Question opened by Mr. lorris, contained a number of practi- al queries, which were answered by ic president and others, bringing out ome interesting points. After singing he Christian Endeavor "Parting "God Be With You Till We leet and the benediction, pro- ounced by Eev. S. C. Stover, of Cessna, lie convention adjourned, rejoiced by is delightful sessions, the abounding indness of the friends with whom it met, and the sense that God is blessing ts endeavors. Something FOP Voters To Kemember. It would be well for the voters of Bedford county to remember that most i the present Republican county icket was nominated by the votes of he delegates from the borough of Ev- rett, and the townships of West and Dast Providence and Monroe. These Listriets had 18 votes in the conven- iion and these votes were thrown sol- dly as the Philadelphia boss directed o as to defeat such as would not serve lim and to nominate such persons as ie could depend upon to do his bid ding. Every one of these candidates f elected, will use their offices to help rhropp next year. That is what the; were nominated for. Valentine Steekman, the well known otel-keeper of BedforJ, died on Tues- ay at a. m. He had been sick ince January IS, 1S99. Valentine Steekman was a son of Henry and Elizabeth Steekman and pas born in Monroe township, eight miles southeast of Everett, September 3, 1819. lie was e'ducated in the com- mon schools of his native township. !e learned the carpenter trade and ollowed that occupation until he went nto the hotel business. Among the otable buildings he erected was the arndollar M. E. church, at Everett. He moved to Everett in 1842. In 1846 e obtained a license and conducted a Many Keiv Students at tbe Academy. The fall term of the Bedford Classic al academy opened Wednesday morn ng. A great many new students wei n attendance. Several more will en ter in a few days. The prospects for a successful year in the working of thi academy are bright. Prof. Smith in forms us that the attendance is th most encouraging he has experienced since he has taken charge of the acad emy. Deedfl Recently Recorded. Annie C. Wertz and others to Andre' C. Glass, 102 acres in Cumberland Vil ley township; consideration 52.500 Abraham M. May to Neal F. Camp bell, one acre in Harrison township consideration SI00. Josephus Wilkins to Harry Conner 33 acres in East Providence township consideration 5300. The Rich Often Escape. The man or woman who has a fe dollars at interest is called on to pa taxes. The rich often manage to es cape paying taxes, but when any on gets so rich that they dodge their taxi they cease to be good citizens an should have no place in American po itics. Marriage Licenses. Watson Crawley and Alice Davis, o Bedford. H. Butler Bruner and Rose Stuflt, Osterburg. Eber F. Bergman, of Sandusky coun ty, Ohio, and Mattie L. Weaverling, Koontzville. he Well Known jHotel-Keeper Has Majority, .KETCH OF HIS LIFE. SALE REGISTER. t) n "Landlord Be Was Very lie Entertained the Traveling I'libllo for Half a Century. VALENTINE STECKMAN. otel there until 1S49, when he came o Bedford and took charge of the nion hotel. In 1856 he leased the lengel House (now the Hotel Waverly) nd conducted it for four years. Then >r two years he kept a livery stable n 1S6S he purchased the Union hotel, here he lived until April, 1897, when e sold that property to Edward Dill nd moved into his house nearby, he continued to entertain the raveling public. On July 10, 1842, the deceased was nited in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Huston, of Everett, Rev. Father Thorn s Heyden officiating. To this union our children were born, namely, Mrs. ames Corboy, of Bedford; Miss Alice teekman, at home; Daniel Steekman, waskilljd in the war of the re- ellion at Fort Wagner July 11, 1863, nd Francis Steekman, who lost his fe in the battle at Cold Harbor June 18G4. Mrs. Steekman died iu 1853. On August 28, 1854, decedent was oined in wedlock to Miss Catharine [cloy, daughter of William Meloy, ;ev. Father Ileydcn again officiating, light children were born to the n, five f whom are Ettie nd Katie and Steekman, at ome; Mrs. Charles Speicer, of Lan- aster, and Mrs. George A. Calhoun, of Bedford. Three children have passed nto tho great Steck- .an, who died June 35, 1864; Miss enuie Steekman, June 7, 1S83, and eorge Steekman, February 21, 1SOS he deceased was a brother of Fred- rick Steekman, of Altoona; James teekman, of Everett; Mrs. Sarah ilortimore, of Marshall county, Incli- na, and Mrs. Elizabeth Morris, o! iharlesville. The funeral services were held in he St. Thomas Roman Catholic church which decedent was a morning at half past nine I'clock and were conducted by Rev Bather Denis Cashman. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. In the death of Valentine Steckiain Bedford suffers the loss of one of its best citizens. He was a broad gauge, ntelligent and honest man. His word was as good as his bond and his gener- isity and kindness were unbounded Vs a landlord Mr. Steekman was very iuccessful. Countless patrons of his hotel have testified to the courteous reatment and excellent accommoda- tions they received. In 1887 he con- cluded to dispense with the bar anc since that time has not applied for a iquor license. Just before he died Mr. Steekman requested his children ;o extend his thanks, through the >apers, to his friends and neighbors for their aid, sympathy and interest ia lis welfare duriug his last illness. Valuable Real Estate and Personal Proper- ty To Be Sold. All persons having sale bills printed t this office get a free notice in the ale register. This is worth several mes the price of the ''jills. In Juniata township on Thursday, ctober 13, at 1 p. m. Joseph E. Seifert, dministrator c. t. a. of Sebastian folf, deceased, will sell a tract of land ontaining 230 acres, about 90 acres eared and theremainderwell covered ith timber. The improvements are a ood two-story frame house and large arn. The land is well watered with ever failing springs. On Saturday, September 30, at 3 p. at her residence on South Richard ;reet, Bedford, Mrs. Alice Anderson ill sell an antique oak bed-room set, edsteads, spring beds, moss mattress, unge mattress, .chairs, rockers, ta- es, stands, book-case, oak chests, de-board, cupboard, brussels carpet, arpet balls, mirrors, large flag, cook iove, cooking utensils, dishes, crocks, ubs, baskets, etc. In Woodbury township on Friday, ctober 13, at one p. m. Jacob Karns nd John B. Fluck, executors of John tayer, will sell a tract of land contain- g about 30 acres, all aleared and eul- vated, having thereon a two story welling house, bank barn and other utbuildings, On Thursday and Friday, October 5 ud 6, Adam Frederick and John B. luck, executors of Daniel Stayer, de- ased, will sell the real estate of de- dent. Sae ad. in G-AZETTK. On Wednesday, October 4, at one p S. B. Fluck, executor of Christian Hoffman, late of Woodbury borough, eceased, will sell a valuable farm sit- ated in Woodbury and Bloomfield wnships, containing about 87 acres, aving thereon a two-story dwelling ouse, bank barn, and other outbuild- gs, etc.; also a tract of timber land in roodbury township, and a tract of mber land in Bloomfield township. Coudlmental Food. The state experiment station has ecently received for examination a ample of "Horse and Cattle anufactured by the Rochester Horse nd Cattle Food Rochester, It is offered for sale in Penn- rlvania at the rate of 14 7-12 cents er pound in 13 Ib. lots, and at SK ents per pound in lots of 200 Ibs. It as a dark color, bitter saline taste nd somewhat aromatic odor; the microscope reveals numerous particles charred material and wheat starch rains. Its composition is not very ifferent, as regards the materials for hich concentrated feeds are bought, rom that of a mixture of equal parts f winter wheat bran and Buffalo Iuten feed Horse Mixed Wheat and Cattle Bran and Hon. Daniel Krmentroat. lion Daniel Ermentrout, who wai elected in November last to his sixth term in congress from the Ninth dis trict (Berks and Lshigh diec at his home in Reading on Sunday. On Thursday of last week while at dinoe a piece of meat lodged in his throa and a physician had to be called tc save him from strangulation. Paraly sis of the parts affected followed, bu his death was unexpected. Deceasec was born in Reading in 1837. He was admitted to the bar in 1859, filled th- office of district attorney from 1863 ti 1S65, that of city solicitor from 1867 t 1870 and state senator from 1S73 to 1880 In 18SO he was elected to congress am was re-elected for the three followini terms, thus serving continuously from 1881 to 1889. lie was again elected i 1896 to the Fifty-fifth congressand las year was re-elected for the Fifty-sixt congress. Mr. Ermentrout was prom inent in the national councils of th' Democratic party for years and was leading figure and participant in th state conventions. mighty IiitereatlnK Heading. There was a scene following th congressional conferences in this dis trict, when a man of more than o dinary prominence and ability beggei on his bended that he shoul not be exposed, that the offer of cas be had made 'for his friend to get tl] nomination for congress, should no be told or it would ruin him and h friend, that would be mighty in teresting reading just now, but the come out and wi read hereafter just as well. Remember Yonr Taxegt All voters over twenty-two years age must pay u county tax within tv years, and one month before electio day, to give them the right to vot The election comes on the 7th of N vember this year. loisture sh rotein rude fiber free ex- tract (Btarch.etc.) at Per Cent. Per Cent. 8.8 113 142 138 44.3 8.6 101 2.9 17.8 7.5 539 83 100 0 100.0 For practical purposes, the latter lixture is about as good a food as the Horse and Cattle and with winter bran in bulk at Pittsburg cost- ng S15 50 to per ton and gluten eed in bulk costing 816.50 at Buffalo, he cost of the mixture would be about ne cent per pound. The added con- iments have little medicinal value nd well animals, it has been found by epeated careful experiment, utilize o more, if as much, of their food when condiments are added. WM. FREAK. Easily Doped. Bedford county people must have a eputation, away from home, for being asily duped. Some years ago the gents for the patent self-locking .gon sold rights to the amount o) ver in this county, and who ver heard of the patent being used' t the patent corn crusher took in he farmers to the tune of thousands t the Percheron horses worth or less, were sold through he "county for from to iach. Then the Queen safe people ,vorkedthe county for many thousands 'ollowing that came patent fences talent hay forks, patent stump pullers tc., that swept away farms and lomes and brought no return. Now iur people seem to have a paten' creamery craze. Will this work ou ike all the other new fangled schemes ihat preceded it? Tue Netv County Treasurer. On Monday the county commission ers appointed D. Cress Reiley count; ireasurer, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his uncle, Treasure Charles Reiley. Mr. Reiley is a son o Mr. and Mrs. W. E Reiley, of Schells aurg, and is twenty-six years old. th youngest treasurer Bedford county :ias ever had. He is a graduate of th Central State Normal, Lock Haven and has taught school at Schellsburg Saxton and Hyndman. In the sprin of 1897 Mr. Reiley was appointe deputy-treasurer and during the ill ness of his uncle had charge of th office. In September, 1897, he regis tered as a studeut-at-law in the offic of Attorney Frank E. Colvin. He i clerk to the town council. Mr. Reile is an exemplary young man and we' fitted to fill the important position o treasurer. We believe he will perform the duties pertaining to the office in praiseworthy manner. William F. Gable William F. Gable Co., Altoona, e: pect to bring a big line of dress goot and coats to the Bedford county fai all being of this season's styles and sol at the same prices as asked at the store. They will also have on sa- candy, jewelry and other notions. Se ad. on fourth page of GAZETTE. For None lint theltlch. The humblest citizen of Bedfor county is entitled to have a lair tri in onr courts, but he is not able hire a high-priced Philadelphia lawyi to try his case. None but tbe ver rich can afford this Airs. Mary NIcodemuH. Mrs. Mary Nicodemus, the oldest re ident of Blair at her horn in Martinsburg on Tuesday. She wa aged ninety-seven years. THE OHIO iepublicans Worried Over the Sit- uation In the Buckeye State. RECONSTRUCTION DAYS Recalled By a Vl.lt of Washington Negroes to the White South At- juntlc Squadron. pecial correspondence of TUB GAZETTE. WASHINGTON, September anic of the administration over the tuatioa in Ohio daily grows worse Jid Mr. McKinley tells the Ohio Re- ublieans who call on him that the tate must be carried at all hazards. He sent a trusted personal messen- er to New York to meet Boss Hanna he arrived from Europe and tell im just how blue things look from he administration point of view; also o impress upon him the necessity of iking steps to see that plenty of money as provided for use in Ohio. It is robable the taking of those "steps" aused Boss Hanna to stop in ew York, instead of coming direct to 'ashington. The matter has been scussed in cabinet meetings aud two embers, Postmaster-General Smith nd Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, esignated to take the stump. Mr. 'ilson will speak mostly in the agri- ultural section, his powers of persua- on among farmers being supposed i be wonderful, while Mr. Smith will ilk mostly to city and town audiences, he ordering of the civilian Philippine ommissioners home was also influene- d, to a certain extent, by the Ohio care. It is hoped to have the next ghting campaign under way before .ection day and the civilian commis- oners are gotten out of the way so lat Otis can have no excuse for not ushing the fighting. So much for the epublican view of the Ohio campaign. Democratic confidence in the success n Ohio is even greater than the Re- ublican fright. Mr. McLean, who is ow in Ohio, to remain until after ie election, is in constant communica- on with his Washington friends. He ays he feels absolutely certain of eing elected governor, and he is not ie sort of man to say so without be- eving it himself. From other sources omes the same sort of news. The )emocrats are united and enthusiastic- lly confident, while the Republicans re divided into factions, some of 'hich would rather humiliate Boss they have never forgiven or the rough-shod manner in which he icked them out of the state machine o make places for his henchmen, than o accomplish any other one thing, 'here is also much more Ohio Repub- ican opposition to the imperialistic olicy of the administration, and es- ecially to the so far unsuccessful war n the Philippines, than even the Dem- crats supposed existed until recently Much of this opposition is silent and ill hardly result in direct votes for he Democratic ticket, but it will in- rease the stay-at-homes on election ay, which will be the next best thing o Democratic votes. The object of a delegation of Wash ngton negroes, including a preacher ,nd several ex-officeholders, in calling ,t the White House was a reminder of econstruction days. They seem pos- essed of the idea that Mr. McKinley ias power to interfere with the pro >osed election law in North Carolina and they wish him to put a clause in his annual message to mending that the proposed election aw be declared illegal because of its violation of the 15th amendment. Mr McKinley is a strong partisan, but he too much to attempt to meet the wishes of these negroes, even if they vere citizens of North Carolina, in- itead of being meddlers with what in no way concerns them The "nigger" question will never figure prominently again in presidential message or in congressional legislation. If uncon stitutional laws are passed in North Carolina, or in any other state, the people ean get them passed upon by he proper legal tribunal, withou either the help or hindrance of the president or any official connected with the executive branch of the gov ernment, and the decrees of the court will be obeyed by the people. The su preme court of the United States alone possesses-the power to declare state laws unconstitutional. Ex-Senator Joe Blackburn, who ha been resting a little in Washington preparatory to returning to the stump did not give the story that Colone Bryan would not speak in Kentucky a chance to get fairly started before h headed it off by saying: "Mr. Bryan wrote me that he would be glad tc speak in Kentucky and would leav the details to me. There was no prom ise of any number of speeches, no were any definite arrangements agree upon. I have written him that we wil be ready for him any time after th first of October and by that time, fro present indications, the bolting move ment in Kentucky will have dwindle away into nothingness and Mr. Brya will have a solid Democratic party i front of him." The naval officials responsible for as signing Admiral Schley to the com mand of the South Atlantic squadron the most undesirable flag-command i the navy, evidently felt a little bi ashamed, as they took the trouble t give out statements about the iuten tion of the department to increase th number of vessels in the squadron, th importance of the command in caseo war with Central or South America etc. The real object is probably t gel Schley out of reach of inquisitiv congressional committees. A Fine Athlete. Speaking of the football outlook a the University of Pennsylvania, th Philadelphia Imiuirer says: "Severa new men were out yesterday for th flrst time. Metzger, of Bedford, Pa has played on the Andover scrub tean weighs 165 pounds, and is five feet te and a half inches tall. He is a trac man of ability, running a hundre yards in 10 2 5 seconds, and throivin liatnmov 1dfl 12-pound hammer 140 feet. George Tewell. Wednesday's Cumberland Tories says "George Tewell, an old soldier an justice of the peace at Chaneysville, dead, aged sixty-nine. He was th father of J. D. Tewell, steward of th almshouse at Bedford, and A. L. Tei ell, merchant at Chaneysville. He w; a member of Company F, Pennsylvan Infantry, in the civil war. PERSONAL NOTES. Who Move Hither and Thither ID Thin Busy World. Mr. Robert H. Kay, of Six Mile Run, was in town on Tuesday. Mrs. Emily is visiting riends at Snlphnr Springs. Mr. Isaac Bayer, of Loysburg, paid visit to Bedford on Tuesday. Mr. H. B. Layton, of Gapsville, was mong Monday's visitors to Bedford. Mr. J. I. Barley, of Baker's Summit, was a Bedford visitor on Wednesday. Mrs. D. M. Blackwelder is visiting er daughter, Mrs. Petrikin, of Johns- own. Mr. David Barkman, of Clearville, as greeting friends in Bedford on Wednesday. Store-keeper and Ganger W. S. Mor- art, of Schellsburg, was in Bedford n Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lippel, of Cum- erland, were guests of friends in Bed- ird this week, Mr. Ross Gump, of Pittsbnrg, is pending a few days here with rela- ves and friends. Mr. Oscar D. Doty, cashier of the verett bank, Everett, spent Sunday ith friends in Bedford. Mrs. Katharine Bottomfield, of Coodbury, was a guest of friends in edford on Wednesday. Capt. Martin S. Bsrtz, and Mr. J. W. Ider, of Cumberland Valley, were in edford a few days this week. Messrs. J. T. Miller and C. N. Fau- el, of Mann's Choice, were among uesday's visitors to Bedford. On Friday Mr. Corle Smith returned o Lancaster to resume his studies at ranklin and Marshall college. Sir. W. E. Reiley, of Schellsburg, lent Thursday in Bedford with his in, County Treasurer D. C. Reiley. Miss Delia Ridenour and Miss Daisy arnest on Saturday went to Phiiadel- lia, where they will spend the winter. Mrs. Kate Deal is in Philadelphia his week purchasing her fall stock of illinery, dry goods and fancy goods. Maj. D. W. Mullin, who is domiciled n his farm in Harrison townehip> pent several days this week in Bed- ird. Mr. William Kean, son of Mr. Oscar Cean, foreman of the Altoona Times, s visiting his grandmother, Mrs. A. M. can. Mr. John E. Eicholtz, of the pension epartment, Pittsburg, is spending a ew days with relatives and friends in Bedford, Miss Cora Cessna, Miss Ella Filler nd Mr. William Wilson, of Kainsburg, 'ere among the visitors to Bedford on Vednesday. Mrs. Michael Jordan, of New Balti- ore, and Mrs. Mary Suhre, of Johns- own, were guests at the home of Mrs. Margaret Hughes this week. Dr. Charles G. Blackwelder, of New pringfield, 0., spent a few days ere last week with his parents, Rev. nd Mrs. D. M. Blackwelder. Yesterday Mr. Thompson Piper, ac- ompanied by his son-in-law, Mr. jeorge Crowell, went to Paris, 111., .'here he will spend the winter. Mr. William Clark, of Bedford, and Jr. Samuel Carney, of Wolfsburg, on londay went to Philadelphia to at- end lectures at the Jefferson Medical ollege. Miss Emma Henderson is visiting icr sister, Miss Margaret Henderson, vho is employed in the millinery de- jartment of the Armstrong Cator eom- >any, Baltimore. On Saturday Mrs. John A. Corle, Mrs, 'ohn I. Corle, Mrs. David Gilchrist. Jiss Mary McGirr and Miss Ella Hush eft Bedford for a visit to Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Scttleineyer. of Middletown, Md., are guests of Mr. W C. Lutz. Rev. Ssttlemeyer was for- merly pastor of the Friend's Cove charge of the Lutheran church. On Monday Mr. Solomon S. Metzger Jr., went to Philadelphia to enter th> University of Pennsylvania. His father Capt. Solomon S. Metzger, accompa nied him to the C.ty of Brotherly Love Mr. Elmer Beegle, who has been in Heckerinan's drug store for severa years, went to Philadelphia Wednes day to take a course of instruction in the Philadelphia College Pharmacy The Atlantic City correspondent o the Philadelphia North American says "M. A. Points, vice president of th First National Bank of Bedford, i located at the Cedarcroft for a few weeks' stay. His son, William H Points, accompanies him." Mr. and Mrs. Rush C. Litzinger anc daughter, Miss Marie Litzinger, wen to Harrisburg on Saturday. Mr. Liiz inger returned home on Monday. Mrs Litzinger and Miss JIarie remained i the Capital City and will spend eoin time there with relatives and friends Dr. B. Frank Shires, of Rathmel, visiting his mother, Mrs. Hanna Shires. Dr. Shires is one of the man Bedford boys who have won success i distant fields. He has an unusual! large practice, requiring two assisi ants and three teams. Although th doctor is a very young man for sue an important position he has been re markably successful in his work. A Young Patriot. Chester Lee, son of Mr. and Mr. Henry Lee, of Bedford, has enlisted i the Fourteenth regiment, Pennsylva nia volunteers, and will go to Manila Chester is only nineteen years of ag and came home from Pittsbnrg, whei he has been working, to get h father's permission to join the army. Tbe KtMlng Bug. The kissing bug has invaded Snak Spring Valley. The other day a squac of them attacked a young farmer an drove him from the field which he wa harrowing. One of the invader "kissed" Daniel Snyder on the arm causing it to ache and swell and i owner to vengeance o the whole tribe of "kissers." in the A. M. E. Clmrch Preaching in the A. M. E Zio church. Sunday at 11 a. m., and at th county home at 3 p. m., by Rev. J. Moore. He will preach his farewe sermon to his congregation, whom h hasservedfaithfully for three years, a 7.30 p. m. All are invited. What It Cost Now that we have learned that a pointments to postoffices cost fro 8100 to 8300 each can't some one tell i what it costs to buy a congreEsion nomination loaned From Vutooi Soarm. UUU Picked Dp Bj MENTIONED 11 BRIEF, own Talk and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST 'Squire James Z. Frazier is ill. Days and nights are now on an equal- ty. Bring your fine stock, fruits, frruns, tc., to the county lair. The fair of '99 promises to be a record- reaker in many respects. H. A. Barnett, whose illness we men- oned last week, is recovering. There will be some interesting run- ag and trotting races at (be fair. The town council has purchased 500 eet of new hose for the fire company. Everybody should take an interest in ie county fair and help to make it a uccess. Jacob Martin died at the alinshoujie n Saturday. He was seventy-six ears old. The Misses Barclay entertained a umber of their friends to dinner uesday evening. A girl baby arrived at the home of r. and Mrs. James Pepple on Thurs- ay of last week. Vernie, the fifteen-year-old son of eter Donahoe, of Bean's Core, died on riday, of diphtheria. On Thursday of last week Thomas cGirr accidentally ran a meat hook trough his knee-cap. There will be more amusements at ie fair this year than ever before. ;e ad. on fourth page. Conda Casteel, of Bedford township, shipping several carloads of sheep o the eastern markets. Miss Mary Puderbaugh, of Martias- urg, has been elected teacher of the ublic school at Baker's Summit. Robbers made an unsuccessful at- einpt to force open the safe in the anncry at Hyndman Friday night James O'Neal, of Six Mile Run, who as been confined to his bed for four eeks, is able to be about the house. A marriage license was recently ranted at Somerset to Charles Shank, f Shanksviile, and Anna M. Wertz, of egg. Come to see the race between the Bedford and Everett hose companies at tie fair grounds on Wednesday, Octo- er 4. John O. Smith suffered a stroke of iaralysis on Monday evening, his left ide being paralyzed. He was a setter yesterday. Miss Clara Kyler, of Martinsburg. ias been appointed teacher of the ccond primary room of the Stoners- own public schools, Edward H. Leighty, of Six Mile Run, and Margaret B. Kight, of Savage, W. procured a marriage license at iumberland the other day. On Wednesday night a fifteen-year- ild daughter of Edward Eaiiey, color- id, of Centreville, was perhaps fatally njured in a runaway accident. The Bedford borough school board ias appointed George S. Pennell at- iendance officer. He will assume his utics on Mouday morning next. Among the marriage licenses granted at Cumberland on Wednesday was one o Robert H. McFarland, of TatesTille, and Myrtle H. Helsel, of HopewelL The races between two balloons, one manned by a woman and the other by L man, will be worth going miles to :ce. These contests will take place each day at the fair. The late Cornelius Vanderbilt's in- come was S10.G5 a minute, or a little tess than 18 cents a second. There are many people in Bedford who would be glad to work an hour for 18 cents. A memorial service of E. John Pur- cell (brother of Rev. F. E PurceU) will >e held in the Wolfsburg M. E. church on Friday, September 22, at 2 p. m., to be conducted by the Rev. R. H. Gilbert, of Huntingdon. The surviving veterans of the One Hundred aud Twenty-Fifth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, held their annual reunion in Altoona on Satur- day. Representatives were present from Blair, Bedford, Cambria and Hun- tingdon counties. At the Hollidaysburg races Friday Little Dan, owned by Ross A. Stivar, of Bedford, won the free-for-all trotting race for a purse of On Wednes- day Mr. Stiver shipped Little Dan to Hughesville, where he will be started on a four weeks' racing circuit. If you are looking for extraordinary bargains in clothing, sboes, gents' furnishing goods, ladies' cloakn and suits, etc., you will make a mistake if you do not read the new advertise- ment of the Metropolitan Clothing and Shoe House on the fourth page. As a gardener Joseph S. Woods is a with a big S. Some samples of his skill were recently on exhibition in F. W. Jordan's drug store. The collection consisted of fine specimens of Burpee's Great Divide, Early Rose and a nameless variety of potatoes. A mad dog belonging to Samuel Shafer, of King township, recently bit Calvin Carn in the hand. Mr. Cam, who has been an invalid for some is seriously ill as a result of the injury. Some cattle owned by. Gilds Hengst were also bitten by the dog before it was killed. Capt. Levi Smith, informs us that the Gus Sun Rising minstrels, booked for the opera house September 20, were unable to get here at that date, but will come to Bedford later in the season. The captain has made arraoge- have a company here during lair week. The Chicago Building and Manufac- turing company, through its proposed to build a creamery near Mann's Choice and claimed it had suf- ficient money subscribed to build same. Many of the alleged will refuse to pay and have employed coun- sel to contest the whole buiinew. Prolonged litigation will be the outcome of this scheme.
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