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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania 1HE GAZETTE is seven days ahead of them all. If it isn't in The Gazette It didn't happen. VOL. 95. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1899. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. ft, BURNETT The Merchant Prince of Bedford Passes Away, A SUCCESSFUL CAREER. From the farm To the of the D. crtut-d Wug a Houaeho'd Word Throughout Coiiuty. H. A. ISarnett is dead! Every p'r son in Bedford county to whom this sad message comes will experience a throb of sorrow. The name of this COME TO THE FAIR. H. A. BARSETT. well known merchant was a household now that be is gone the peo- ple who knew him will realize more clearly than ever before how well he filled the important position he held. The loss to .he town and county can- not be estimated. His death at this time is ineffably sad. Just when he was about to reap the reward of a score of years' patient, unremitting toil tbe diadem which crowned a suc- cessful business career is dashed to pieces. The handsome brick building the deceased was erecting will likely 6e completed by Thanksgiving- Day, and Mr. Barnett expected to move his extensive stock of goods into the new store at that time. But alas! he was not permitted to see the fulfilment of his plans. Of an active, nervous dis- position, he was never idle, and while superintending the construction of the new building he could not refrain from working. While thus engaged about nine weeks ago he contracted a cold which subsequently caused his death. A courageous man, he fearlessly corn- batted the disease which had taken hold of him and kept on his feet until two weeks before he died. Even after he was prostrated he did not give up, and in the unequal struggle he was aided by eminent physicians and de- voted sisters, whose trembling hands were strengthened by love as they ad- ministered to his wants. But medical skill and tender nursing were unavail- ing. Death was triumphant. Mr. Barnett breathed his last at his home on Pitt street a few minutes before nine o'clock Monday night. H. A. Barnett may appropriately be termed the merchant prince of Bedford. During the thirteen years he was in business for himself he was remarka- bly successful. People from the city who patronized him while they were stopping at the Springs were surprised to find such an excellent stock and such a skilfully conducted store here. A master mind was directingtheaffdi- s of the establishment. Deeply inter- ested in his work, Mr. Barnett was the first to reach the stoie in the morning and the last to leave it at night. He honest, alert and polite. He made a study of his customers' wants and supplied them promptly and satisfac- torily. He commanded the respect of his rivals by his manly methods. He never made a disparaging remark about his fellow-merchants. Those who knew H. A. Baruett best admired him most. Busy as he invariably was, he frequently found time tospend a pleasant half bcur or so with a friend. In his life especially he appeared to good advan- tage, being always courteous and gen- tle in his manner. Henry Augustus Barnett was a son of Henry S. and Catherine Baruett and was born at Hancock, Md., in 1S53 The family is related to the late Roger B. Taney, chief justice of the United States. Mr. Barnett worked on his father's farm and attended the public schools until thirteen years of age when he accepted a clerkship in the dry goods store of his uncle, A. B. Taney, of Hancock, Md. Five years later he entered the employ of J. T. Broiderick Co., whoeonducted a gen- eral merchandise store at Hancock. He remained with this firm until it was dissolved, several years after he went to work for it, and then became a clerk in John M. Hedding's gen- eral store at Hancock. In June, 1S74 the deceased came to Bedford anc clerked for Abraham Covalt and Hed ding and Covalt, vnth tbe exception o: about two March, 1S76, to June, 1378, during which time he con ducted a store at 18S6 In March of that year he opened a gen eral merchandise store in the Uecker man block and rapidly forged to th ecial correspondence of TnE GAZBTTB. WASHINGTON, September 26 dis- nction without a difference is that ade by Republicans who say that Mr. eKinley will not make some speeches Ohio, but will probably make peeches from the rear platform of the in upon which he will pass through lio on his coming trip to and from he west. It really looks as though hat trip had been arranged solely for e purpose of giving Mr. McKinley n opportunity to make some speeches Ohio, which he has been assured by s party managers ara very much ieded. He and his party managers ay call them "rear-platform" or any her kind of speeches they please, ut the people will know them for the ump speeches they will be, and hey will not be inclined to hink any more of the president the United States who is willing engage in such business, even to elp pull his party out of a very deep ole. Boss Platt has been in Washington, nd it is believed that he tried to make deal for the vice-presidential norai- ation for a New Yorker, it being now retty generally understood that Mr. obart is to "voluntarily" retire and hat Governor "Teddy" doesn't want ie nomination. It is said that Platt aid Mr. McKinley that any man from .s state would please him, but sug- ested Senator Depew and Secretary oot as available men. One of Mr. epew's close friends says ust secured a full term in the senate, e would not for a moment think of .ving it up to accept the vice-presi- ential nomination. Secretary Root ight take it if he could get it. Since Reed's retirement there has much talk about members of the ouse being allowed more liberty at .e coming session of congress. Those ho did this talking believed in it, but announcement of Speaker-To-Be- enderson's programme for the Re- ublican financial bill does not indi- ate an increase of liberty for mein- ers; only a transfer of silent obedi- nce from Czar Reed to King Caucus, i is said to be Mr. Henderson's intsn- on to bring the financial bill before Republican caucus as soon as congress eets and to get it endorsed and or- ered passed. Then the bill will be ilroaded through the house before ie committees are announced. Theex- use given for this action.whichwillbe icidedly unusual, in dealing with one f the most important subjects that ongress is ever called upon to ie country's that if the bill as allowed to take the usual course might never get out of the committee n banking and currency, to which it lould properly be referred after being itroduced in the house, or might be hanged by that committee. If this rogramme is really to be carried out, ie house caucus should first vote to oolish the banking and currency com- littee. Representative Berry, of Kentucky, as been somewhat annoyed by being misrepresented as to his attitude to- vard Colonel Bryan. While in Wash- ngton, a day or two ago, Colonel Jerry took occasion to say, with an mphasis which left no doubt of his meaning every word "My opinion is hat Bryan will be the nominee of the lemocracy, and I have a further opin- on that he will get votes enough to lect Mm president of the United tates." The kicking of Senator Wellington ut of the chairmanship of the Mary- and Republican slate committee has, n the opinion of those who know the ituation thoroughly, made the carry- ng of the state by the Democrats a ertainty. A Maryland Republican uoted as having said "I would no1 je surprised if Smith should be electee governor by plurality. The Wellington incident, the independent evolt and the Schley affair have the Democratsan advantag1 that cannot now be overcome. Democrats have expressed confi dence in redeeming- the state from ;he beginning of the campaign. The turning down of Wellington makes i certain that he will join Senators Hoa and Mason in attacking the Philippin policy of Mr. McKinley, in the senate and with the assistance of Democratii senators, they can and will givi the administration, considerable trou ble. Take it all in all, Mr. MeKinlej has no reason to look forward to th coming session of congress with pleas ant anticipations. Late advices do not bear out th statement, so often made in officia documents, that Filipino private sol diers only participate in the war be cause they are -afraid of their officers General Otis believed in that theor once, but since he offered S40 cash an personal immunity to every Filipin soldier who surrendered a gun he ha changed his mind. Only one Filipin offered to take advantage of that offer and before the money was paid to him it was found out that he was acting i partnership with one of our own so diers, who had captured the gun su rendered, and was trying to secur some pocket money through the credu lity of General Otis. Speaking of th Philippines, there is much talk i Washington concerning tbe recent ai tivity and daring of the Filipinos, wh seem to be able to operate during th rainy season, even if General Otis can not. Their attack on a train within 3 miles of Manila was certainly not th act of cowards. eonle Who Move Hltlier and Thither In This Busy World. Mrs. C. D. Beegle spent tbe past eek in Pittsburg.' Miss Lena Bowers is visiting rcla- ves and friends in Pittsburg. Mrs. B. F. Ashcom, of Millwood, is siting her Mary Bowles. Mr. George Trout, of Huntingdon, pent a couple of days here this week ith his mother. Judge Longenecker, of Bedford, was n the city a short time Democrat. Mr. J. Calvin Corle, of Reading, pent several days here last week with elatives and friends. Misses Gertrude and May Gilchrist, Altoona, are guests of their uncle, Mr. J. Harry Gilchrist. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Sansom, of are guests Mr. Sansom's lother, Mrs. Harriet Sansom. Mr. and Mrs. John Adams are attend- ig the Pittsburg exposition and visit- ng friends in the Smoky City. Mr. M. P. Heckerman, salesman for he John Reardon Soap company, Bos- on, was in Bedford this week. Mr. Edward Brightbill, of Jersey Lty, N. J., spent a few days here this veek with relatives and friends. Mrs. May Sibley Hutson, son and aughter, of Romney, W. Va., are vis- ting at the home of Register and Re- order E. R. Home. On Tuesday Rev. Emory M. Stevens eft on a two weeks' vacation which e will spend with, friends in Harris- urg and New York. Rsv. J. W. Liugle and delegate, Mr. rancis Beegle, will start for Somer- et this morning to attend the Luth- ran Alleghany synod. Mrs. Mary Bowles and daughter, frs. Alice MeClintock, have returned rom a visit to Mrs. Bowies' daughter, VIrs. li. F. Ashcom, of Millwood. Messrs. R. E. Taney, of Hancock, Id., and D. T. Baxter, of Turtle Creek, a., were among those from a distance vho attended the funeral of Mr. II, A. :arnett yesterday. On Sunday Mr. C. W. Brunei- went o New Haven, Conn., as a delegate rom the state camp, Patriotic Order ons of America, to the national catnp. He was accompanied by his wife. Mrs. Joseph A. Reed and daughter, f Philadelphia, are guests of Mrs. leed's father-in-law, John P. Reed, Esq. Mr. Joseph A. Reed accompanied is wife to Bedford but returned home n Tuesday. On Tuesday Dr. A. Enfield and son, Mr. Milton Enfleld, left for New York ity, where the former will take charge f a corps of physicians and instruct liera in the use of his appliances for he mechanical treatment of stomach roubles. Mr. Milton Enfield will at- end lectures at a nodical college in York. Tuscarora Telephone Company. The Hancock Star says: "The Tu carora Telephone company, of Mifflin town, wasjphartered at tbe state d a capital stock of 000 and preferrei The company, will erect lines throug Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fn ton, Juniata, Lyeoming, umberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyde Union and York counties. Thropp's Party. There is no longer a Republican pa ty in Bedford county. What was one the Republican party is now Thropp party. It is to be used to do bis bi ding and keep him in office. Outsit of that the party is without a purposi in this county] PERSONAL NOTES. PRETTY WEDDING. talph Van NewKirk United In Marriage to Mlas Elizabeth UenuiH. MANN'S CHOICE, September >retty wedding took place here to-day at the home of the bride, the eontraet- ng parties being Ralph Van NewKirk. uperintendent of the Mann's Choice team tannery, who, although young n years, has won for himself many riends, and Miss Elizabeth Dennis, he estimable daughter of the well known P. R. R. agent at this place. The ceremony took place at high oon and was performed by the Rev. lomer S. the Reformed church The ring ceremony was observed iu making the twain one. After con- gratulations the bridal party and in- ited guests repaired to the dining room to partake of an elegant repast The bride was attired in Persian awn, Valenciennes lace and white rib- )on and wore a veil and carried bride's roses. The groom was dressed in the conventional black. The bride was the recipient of many landsome and useful presents. After spending a few pleasant hours the happy couple left, amid showers o: rice, on the train for Philadelphia Boston and Atlantic City. Those pres ent were Miss Margaret ville; Misses Anna and Christie Dennis Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Van New Kirk, Miss Blanche Van NewKirk Newport; Miss Alta Saylor, McVeyh town C. C. Ramsey, Hyndman Mr. and Mrs. A. Dennis, Rev. and Mrs May, John T. Miller and wife, Mis Laura Gernand, Thos. Leonard am wife, John P. Cuppett and wife, A Hemminger, Miss Clara Hemming er, C. F. Smith, Miss Roxie Say lor, Miss Ella Seifert, Misses Laur and Elizabeth Beltz, W. H. Cuppctt Miss Sophia Smouse, Mann's Choice Miss Jessie Harnish, Lancaster. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST Family Reunion. Yesterday's Altooaa Tribune contain ed the following: "A family reunion took place at th home of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Sel near Woodbury, last Saturday. M] and Mrs. Sell have living three son and four daughters and thirteen grand children, all of whom were presen Mr. and Mrs. Amos Johnson and fam ly and Esther H. Sell, of Roarin Spring; Mr. and Mrs. Simon II. Sell, o Bedford; Mr. and iirs. William Carpe and family, Mr and Mrs. John H. Sel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus H. Se! and family and Annie H. Sell, all o Woodbury township; S. B Fluke, Esq and wife, of Woodbury, and variou others were present to enjoy the hos pitality of Mr. and Mrs. Sell Atabou 12 o'clock it was announced that march to the dining room was in order where it was found a most sumptuou meal was in readiness. At the conclu sion of the dining room- festivities group was formed upon, the law which was photographed by S. Fluck, Esq. After a few more hour had been happily spent Mrs. Sell pre sented each of her children with handsome and useful gift accompanie by wise counsel, upon which they de parted to their respective homes, wish ing well to all and hoping for the op portunity of all to meet again at som future day on so joyous an occasion.' IN own Talk and Neighborhood Notes. leaned From Various Picked Up By Comc to the fair. Your friends will be there. Photographer W. A. Morehouse is .1. "Questions Answered." See ad. on ourth paf e. The politicians will "get in some big cks" next week. 'Squire J. Z. Frazier, who has been 1, is again able to be at bis office. John 0. Smith, who was stricken ith paralysis last week, is very much etter. The stores of Bedford were closed esterday morning daring the funeral f H. A. Barnect. There will be divine services in the veformed church at Mann's Choice on unday morning at 10 o'clock. Commencing next Sabbath, the Pres- yterian Sunday school will be held t 2 p. m and the evening service at o'clock. Regular services will be resumed in ie Reformed church Sunday morning. Evening service at 7 o'clock. Sunday chool at 2 p. m. Next week THE GAZETTE will be rinted on Wednesday evening-. Cor- espondents and advertised will please end in copy on Tuesday. Rev. Richard Hinkle xvill preach in he Sehellsburg Methodist Episcopal hurch next Sunday evening, October This will bi Communion day. Work of the pension bureau Will- am Bailey late of Mann's Cbice. de- cased, original, S12; Susan Bailey, of ilano's Choice, original widow's, S3. Among the marriage licenses recent- y granted at Cumberland was one to Daniel M. Kice, of Cumberland Valley, nd Dollie May Welch, of Hazcn, Md. The Electric Light company has put p an arc lamp at the monument for he benefit of the firemen who are iractising for the hose race at the fair. Persons coming to the fair wbo want vinter boots and shoes should read Vm. S. Lysinger's ad. He offers pedal discounts on family purchases. County Auditors Grove, Ritchey and loovcr are auditing the accounts of Treasurer Charles Railey, deceased. A. Nycum, of Bedford, is acting as olerk. E. A. Barnctt, wbo has been associ- ated with his brother, the lite H. A. 3arnett, for twelve years, will here- ifter conduct the business carried on the latter. The Tennessee Warblers will give ntertainments in the opera house Wednesday, Thursday and Fridiy eve- nings, October 4, 5 and 0. This min- itrel troupe is said to be a good one. Charles Richards, of Bedford, has oined the First company, Forty-second United States volunteers, now stationed at Fort Niagara, N. Y., and espscts to go to the Philippines in the near fu- ure. The third quarterly conference will be held at New Paris October 14 at 3 p. Tiie presiding elder, J. B. 'olsgrove, will preach Saturday eve- ning and hold the Comma iiioa service Sibbatli morning. On Wednesday County Superiutaod- ent J. Anson Wright moved into Moses ippel's house on Penn street, recently occupied by Plumber D. W. Richards. Cm: GAZETTE cordially welcomes Prof, and Mrs. Wright to Bedford. Rev. and Mrs. C. C. Adams entertain- ed the Bible class of the Presbytjrian Sunday school at the Manse Tuesday evening. Several hours were pleasant- y spent playing games and in conver- sation. Refreshments were served. A crowd of poker and black, married and routed by an ollicer on Sunday. Boiler's lill is the rendezvous of the law- jreakers and there will be some ar- rests unless the practice is discontinu- ed. On August 31 Tracy Hitchcock, aged fifteen years, ran away from the sol- diers' orphans' school at Scotland and was in Bedford and Pittsburg until Tuesday of this week, when an em- ployee of the school came here and took the runaway back to Scotland. In an all-day shooting tournament held at Johnstown on Thursday of last week by the Johnstown Gun club Warren S. Smith, of Osterburg, won the highest honors. Mr. Smith is a splendid shot and has captured many prizes during his career as a shooter. On Sunday, October I, the blessing and unveiling of the statues donated to St.Thomas' Catholic cburch will take place at 10.30. The sermon on the oc- casion will be preached by Rev. Father Graham, pastor of St. Patrick's church, Pittsburg, on "Idol Worship and Cath- olic Truth." The ladies of the Epvvorth League of Clearvillc will hold a social at the home of William Van Horn, in Clear- ville, on next Saturday evening, Sep- tember 30. A literary and musical en- tertainment will begin at 7 o'clock, after which cake and ice will be served. Everybody is invited. There will be no preaching service in Trinity Lutheran church, Bedford, Sunday, October 1. The pastor. Rer. M. L. Culler, will be absent attending the meeting of the Alleghaoy synod, in Somerset, September 28 to October 3. Frank E. Colvin, Esq., is the dele- gate elected to represent Trinity con- gregation in this coQveatioQ of synod. Mrs. Eliza O'Shea will offer at public sale, at the court house iu Bedford, on Saturday, the 21st day of October, 1899, at one o'clock p. m., the farm of Jere- miah O'Shea, deceased, situated in Shover's Valley, Bedford township, containing 175 acres, more or less, about 75 acres cleared, having thereon a good dwelling house and new bank barn. The Fulton County Jfetcs bis made its bow to the public. Its home is at McConnellsbnrg and its proprietor U Prof. B. W. Peek, formerly editor of the Fulton Democrat. With such, a skilful helmsman, the new paper is destined to ride on the topujcit of popularity and prosperity. We are glad to report Professor Peek's return to the ranks and wish him abundant success. NEWSFAPERfiRCHlVE
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