Get 1 more page view just for Liking us on Facebook
We are retrieving your image from the archive...
We are converting your image into tiles...
Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania THE GAME Is seven !a them all. library 9 ORD If it isn't to, The Gazette It didn't happen. VOL. 95- BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1899. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. Of the Missionary Society of Juniata "Ctassisof THE REFORMED CHURCH. IntereitliK Topics by the Bele- Year's Con- veallou Win Be Held at Schellsburg. The ninth annual meeting of the Classica' Missionary Society of Juniata of the Reformed Church was held at Pavia on Tuesday and Wednes- day, September 26 and 27. Promptly at 2 o'clock on Tuesday the people of Pavia and the ministers and delegates assembled in the new Re- formed church at Pavia and soon after Pan! S Leinbach, of Altoona, con- ducted the opening devotional service, after which the address of welcome was delivered John Ickes, of Pavia, who welcomed the delegates in a pleas- ing manner. Rev. Lewis Robb re- sponded in his customary style. He said: "I know I express the sentiment of the convention when I say we are glad to be here, glad to hear of your good missionary society. We are here to give and to receive; to join together, and speak together of the missionary spirit that is in us. We would like to see the missionary banner spread over all the earth." The following officers were elected: President, Rev. T. K. Cromer, of St. Clairs- Vice-President, John Ickes, of Pavia. Recording Secretary, Miss Caroline Shock, o( Huntingdon." Corresponding Secretory, Charles Brew- ot Huntingdon. Treasurer, John M. Imler, ol Pavia. After this the names of the delegates were enrolled. Singing. 1st. topic: "What Method Shall the Classical Missionary Society Use to En- courage the Organizations of Mission- ary Societies in each Congregation in In the absence of both the speakers to whom this topic was as- signed, it was left to the convention for a general discussion, in which Revs. Leinbach, Creitz, Robb, Rupley and Heller took part. The convention then joined in singing "Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow" and was dismissed by the benediction from the president. EViXIXG SESSION. Voluntary by the choir. Devotional service was conducted by Rev. C. B Heller, of Everett, and Rev. T. K. Cro mer, of St. Clairsvil'e. Here the pro- gramme called for an English and Ger- man sermon by Rev. G. 11. Poetter, but as he was absent, his place was sup- plied with three addresses, two Eng- lish and one German Rev Lswis Robb spoke on Genesis xii: 2. He said: "What do we understand by this blessing? Some think it means that Abraham was to receive a mate- rial blessing. It does not mean that, but that is included. It means a spir- itual blessing. When God said to Abraham, 'I will bless thee' meant that He would dwell with him If a man has not the consciousness that God dwells in him to will and to do of his good pleasure he is not blessed of God. Abraham had to go out ol his country; so must we go out of our country, i. e., if we would have God dwell in us we must empty ourselves of self, make our hearts empty GDd said he would bless Abraham that he might be a blessing to others. A man cannot be a blessing to others until he is blessed himself. Yon know that a man in whom the Spirit of God dwells is a blessing wherever he is. He may be poor and crippled, but if God dwells in him, if the Spirit of God is in him he is a true blessing. He need not go to a foreign field as a missionary but he will be a true missionary to the com- munity in which he dwells. We talk of the missionary field and the mis- sionary spirit. I tell you, you cannot put these into a man unless he has the Spirit of God dwelling in him. A man must first be a blessing to himself, then he can be a blessing to others." Rev. Paul S. Leinbach spoke on "The Outlook for Missionary Work." "The question comes to us now. What is the outlook for missionary work? And as we look at the field we find that these iwo facts stare us in the face, namely, more than one-half of the world's popu- lation is yet without Christ; ths other fact is that there are more heathen in the world to-day than ever before In the light of these facts a man must have the Spirit of God dwelling in him and must also have strong faith that God rules. I come to you with a mes sage of encouragement. The outlook is bright. Why? The governments ot the world are Christian, two-thirds of the area of the world and three-fourths of the rulers of the world are Chris- tian. The brains of the world are on our side. The brains of the world to-day bow at the foot of the cross The bulk of the world's wealth is io the hands of Christians. More money is saved in America alone than in all heathen lands saved every year in America. If that wealth were only consecrated! There are some hindrances in the mission ary work. The fact that different de- nominations are fighting each other We ought to go to heathen lands with a united front. Another hindrance is the lack of home. What must the Chinese and Japanese think when they visit our land and see that church members spend more money in the saloons than they do for Chris- tianity We send more barrels of whisky to the heathen than mission- aries; worth of gin passes the Canary islands in one week for the west coast of Africa." Rev. C. E. Creitz then spoke, in the Pennsylvania German language, from Acts is more blessed to give than to receive." He said "When once every Christian can say that he feels in his heart that it is more bless- ed to give than to receive then he would not send any whisky to the heathen; he would send the bread of life or mi .sionaries who would break the bread of life to the heathen. Why do people whisky over to Africa, Cnina and Japan'? Is it to bring sal- vation No.! It is to make money. God is the Giver of life, health and every good gift. Christ gave Himself and every man who calls himself a Christian must have the Christ-Spirit to give." WBDXESDAY MOBXISG'S SESSIOH. Eev. A. C. Thompson conducted the [CO.NCLUD1SD OS TOUBTH PAOE THE FAIR. Largo Somber of Results of Wednesday's Kaces. William J. Eicholtz, secretary of the Bedford County Agricultural society, and his able assistant, John Wy. Boor, didn't display any "This-is-ray-busy- day" signson Tmsday afternoon. That wou'd have been superfluous. And, besides, they wouldn't have had timf to hang up any notices, for the steady stream of men, women, boys and girls who brought exhibits to the fair re- quired their undivided attention. are glad to report that the en- tries this year, in every department, are away ahead, in quality and quanti- ty, of those of previous years. The dis- play of fancy work is especially large and luminous. There are many fine specimens of fruit, cereals, vegetables, etc. Some splendid fowls have been entered and the exhibit of stock is good. The industries and several bus- iness houses of the county are well rep- resented. There Is a merry-go-round and many other amusements on the ground. The fair proper began Wednesday afternoon. About one o'clock the Keystone Cornet band, of Cessna, escorted squads from the Everett and Bedford Fire companies to the fair grounds. Chief Daniel Ott, of Everett, and Assistant Chief Ambrose Bright- bill, of Bedford, in a surrey, preceded the band. The firemen took two hose carts and a ladder truck to the grounds. MTU SILHOOETTES Communication From the Horse Shoe City of the Juniata, IMPORTANT INDUSTRIES. THE EACES The hose race between Bedford and Everett firemen was won by the for- mer. Bedford's time was seconds and Everett's 40 seconds Following are the summaries of Wednesday's horse races The first contest was be- tween trotters owned by Bedford county farmers and resulted as fol- lows One of the Most Progressive Towns In Central Social Kvent. Horse Owner. Heats. Sorrel Prince, Charles Dannaker. Black Dallas. Job S Barefoot. George Dewey, F. fl. Reininger----2 1 1 Pleasant Valley Boy. Arthur Sill. 3 ______.__, Boy. A Prince, John C. Diehl........... 4 COTJSTY TROT. Little Dan, R. A. Stiver......... 1 1 1- 1 Almont, James Smiley.......... 2 232 Sam, J.H. Hafer...............3333 Wills Recently Filed. Valentine Steckmin, Jata of Bedford borough, bequeaths to eich of his children, Mrs. James Corboy, James Steckman and Mrs. Chirles Spi- cer.SlOO; to each of his daughters, Mary Alice Steckman and Henrietta Steek- man, S300; to each of his daughters, Catharine Steckman and Mrs. George A. Calhoun, 3150; to his sister-in-law, Sophia Meloy, S150. To Mary, Hen- rietta and Catharine Steekman and Sophia Meloy he gives the furniture in their respective rooms. All rest, residue remainder of his property, real and personal, is bequeathed to de- cedent's wife. Mrs. Catharine Steck man and Henrietta Steckman are named as exeeutrices. James A. Grove, late of Monroe township, gives S50 to each of the fol- lowing children: Albert, Emanuel, Lyman, Frank, William H Rosie and Fannie J. Grove: and to Mrs. Baltzer Brantner and Mrs. Francis Mills each the sum of S3. To his wife he bequeaths twelve acres of timber land. She is to have one-third of the crops grown for one year after testator's death. He also gives her some personal property. His executors are to sell his real estate and personal property one year after his death and divide the proceeds equally among the above mentioned heirs and his grand- son, William Thaddeus Grove. Albert and Lyman Grove are appointed exec- utors. Adam Mille-, late of Napier town- ship, devises to his wife his house and lot east of the public road. His two lots west of the public road are to be sold at public sale. All of decedent's personal property, with the exception of some household goods, is to be sold. After the death of his wife the estate is to go to his heirs: John A. Miller, Abraham B. Miller and Amanda Fur- geson. Elmira Ellenberger and Emma C. Layton are each to have 835 and Amanda E. Yoder S50. John A. and Abraham B. Miller are appointed ex- ecutors. Meeting or Town CoanclL At the regular monthly meeting of town council Monday evening the fol- lowing bills were approved: B. P. Mock, S25; James Grouse, 825; United States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry company, S3 64; Quaker City Rubber company, for new hose, S249.46; Henry R. Worthington, 30 cents; John S. Weller, use of roller at reservoir, el's., 05; J A. Bowers Son, S3 22; A. L. Nycum, SI 10; D. W. cents; John H. Miller, 51.40; George C. Haw- kins, S3 45; John Q. Adams, 82.75; W. R. OS; S. S. Metzger, W. H. Wise, 53 20; Charles Crouse, S2.20; James Crouse, for boarding pris- oners, 52; G. W. Diehl, 513; John T. Gephart, SO. J. J. Barclay and S. B. Defibaugh, who were appointed mem- bers of the board of health at the last meeting of council, presented com- munications declining the appoint- ment. President Bowser appointed Hon. John C. Wright and Matthew I. Diehl as members of the board of health. Councilman llershberger, chairman of the water committee, re- ported five feet of water in the Milbnrn and four feet in the Todd reservoir. Council has decided to rip-rap the rear bank of the Milburn reservoir. SAXTON, October 3 this is our first effort from Sayton we think it no more than right that we should (by way of introduction) say something about our town for the benefit of those readers who have not had the pleasure of visiting the Horse Shoe City of the Juniata at the extreme north end of Bedford county. We believe we are not exaggerating when we assert that Saxton is one o; the most progressive towns in centril Pennsylvania. A partial summary of the business of our town and indus- tries connected therewith is as follows: Seven general stores, two groceries and first class hotels, printing office (Saxton plan- ing mill, grist mill, foundry, hardware and tinware stores, blacksmith shops, livery stables and everything necessa- ry to make a hustling town and No Liquor License. The Saxton bottling works, manufacturing soft drinks and wholesaling confectionery, etc., is located here. If you atteud church, which you should, the doors of our tnjs one. Methodist, Lutheran, Reformed, Pres- byterian, Bethel and Progressive Dun- kard are open to you, and if a secret society man, as a member of the I. 0. 0. F., P. 0. S. of A., K. G. E B of L E., B. of L. B of R. T., K. of L or A. P. A., you will find a hearty wel- come. Saxton is reached by rail over the H. B. T. M. R. R C. Go's, lines running north and south and connect- ing on the north with the Middle di- vision, P. R. R ,at Huntingdon and on the south with the Bedford division, P. R R., at Mt. Dallas. Six passenger trains reach us daily during the sum- mer season and four during the whole year, with two Sunday trains. The H. B. T. M. R. R. runs all freight and coal trains of its main line and all its branches from this point, making it the centre of all railroad traffic. The company has its foundry, blacksmith, machine and erecting (jhops here, which, by the way, are .lanclsome, being built of brick, heated Ly containing all the latest improved machinery. They are in charge C. R. Yohn M. M., who is the right man in the right place, and we know what we are talking about, too. The company is also erecting a large round house, which is fast nearing completion; it is built in horse shoe shape (with turning table in the centre) of cut stone, with iron frame, slate roof and the whole surmounttd by handsome Pancoast ventilators, which will add greatly to its appearance. The old water tank, oil house and coal wharf will be re- moved from Railroad avenue to a point further out of town and the street and grounds about tha round house leveled off, cleaned up and sodded and everything done that will add to the appearance generally. The general manager, Carl M Gage, is a hustler, as a look around at the different works and workings of the company will quickly indicate. Our town, through the kind offices of Mr Gage, will soon be supplied with elec- tric light, as he intends placing a plant here for the lighting of the different shops, offices and yard and the borough will receive its supply from the com- pany. Nor are we in the rear any by way ol communication, both locally or with the outside world. A private tel- ephone line connects a number of bus- iness places and residences, while another line runs from Mt Union over the E. B. T. ,R. R Robertsdale, Broad Top City and Dad- ley reach us from that section. The Crescent Pipe Line company, whose telegraph lines run east and west from Pittsburg to tidewater, reaches us from its pumping station near here, and last, but not least, the Central Pennsylvania Telephone and Supply campany, whose lines form a network of wires all over the country, is placing its telephones in all the leading business places and many Come and We are genial, whole-souled and accommodat- ing assistant postmaster, W. C. Mears, Saturday evening. Upon arriving home and opening the door, his eyes fell upon such an unexpected sight as to cause a look of mingled terror and surprise to cross his face. There he more than 30 of his friends, who informed him quickly that this being his Hist birthday they had gathered there to make the day one to be re- membered for a little while by him. After spending several hours in con- gratulations and general social enjoy- ments the doors were thrown open to the room containing a table groaning under its load of viands, representing all the delicacies of the season. To say the kind hostess fully understood catering to the wants of such an assem- blage is only voicing the sentiment of each and every one present. Mr. Mears received many very handsome and useful presents and it certainly will be a day long to be rememberer! by him. The following persons were present: Reuben Donaldson and wife, George, Samuel and Harry Donaldson, of Coalmont; William Bradley and wife, Mrs. Mears and daughter Alice, mother and sister of Mr. Mears, of Dudley; George P. Figard and wife, Frank Blake and wife, Mrs. George W. Putt, Miss Lizzie Alloway and M. A. White, of Pnttstown; Dr. M. B. Brene- man and wife, T. B. McHugh and wife, Rosh Huff and wife, Mrs. John D. Moffat, Mrs. Nunemaker, Mrs D. B. MeGee, George Stupey and wife and Miss Annie Kelley, of Saxton. We wish Mr. Mears many happy birthdays OBSEBVER. NEWS ITEMS. The Dally Happenings Gathered and Brief- ly Recorded. War is imminent between Great South mundane participated 1876; a world's pect to see. ever try. down a private residences of town. see us and be surprise I. Sboeuthal's Shotgau. On Friday near New Paris Lafayette Shoenthal, Nicholas Coplin and a young man named Wendell were cut- ting corn and, it is said, drinking hard cider. While at supper in the evening one of the men became seasick, or at least acted like a man afflicted with "mal de and was rebuked by Mrs. Shoenthal. This angered the lord of the house and he threatened to put his wife out. Young Coplin took up the gage of battle and he, too, was ordered to vamose. He vamosed, but not quite fast enough to suit the hot- headed host, who got his shotgun, and coming out on the porch, took aim and fired at his erstwhile companion. Two shot grazed Coplin's forehead and one lodged in his neck. He is not serious- ly injured A warrant for Shoenthal's arrest was placed in the hands of Con- stable Earnest and he went after his hustlers. You will find no idle men in Saxton who have any desire to work at all. Hard times, or good times, Sixton remaiqs the same. Maj. J. F. Mickel, in a few days' sojourn with us last week, made many new and renewed many old acquaint- ances. Come again, major. We have just received news of the site arrival at Los Angeles, Cal, of two of our young townsmen, John E Nelson, a former clerk in the R R. seile office, and C. G. Shuck, with Eichelberger and Son, merchants Clarence Huff, son of the Saxbon House landlord, J. W. Huff, is serious- ly ill with typhoid fever. We hope for his speedy recovery. We are pleased to note the appear- ance on our streets again of B. F. Ken- singer, who some time ago fell from a train, the wheels passing over one limb and crushing it so badly as to necessitate amputation above the knee. P. A. Barnett's new residence is fast nearing completion, as is also Jesse Sweet's handsome home on Church street. These houses will both be a credit to our town. Harry Abbott, former proprietor of the Saxton House, has broken ground for a new residence on Church street. Dr. W. E. Breneman and wife are now very cozily located in the home formerly occupied by J. W. Huff May the joys of home long be with you, doctor. G W. Cypher, for many years ear repairer in the Saxton yard, has re- signed that position, owing to ill Britain and the Transvaal, Africa. Democratic leaders from all over the country met at Dallas, Tex., on Mon- day to map out the coming campaign. A fire, supposed to have been started by incendiaries, destroyed all but three of forty-five cottages at Moore's Grove, Oil., on Sunday. During the fiscal year which ended Saturday companies were incor- porated in New Jersey and the state received in fees. The other day James Brooks, aged 93, jumped to death from a three-story window at Kokomo, Ind., exclaiming: "Here's for a better A publication issued by the bureau of statistics of the treasury depart- ment says there are miles of railroads in Africa in operation or un- der construction. The magnificent reception accorded Admiral Dewey eclipsed everything of its kind ever seen in any con ntry. It is estimated that over a million visitors were in New York on Friday and Sat- urday. The gold output for the Cripple Creek, Col., district for September amounted to surpassing all records. The production of gold in this district from the time of its discovery, in. 1891, to date is Fourteen American prisoners who have bien in the hands of the insur- gents arrived at Angeles, P. I., Saturday accompanied by General Alejanclrino, of the insurgent army. General Otis and General Schwann went to Angeles 10 meet Alejandrino in conference. The prisoners include Lieutenant Gil- more, of the navy, and his men, who are terribly emaciated as a result of their long imprisonment. It is estimated that persons per- ished in the earthquakes in Asia Minor, around Aidin. The first shock occur- red September 20 and lasted forty seconds. The effects were appalling. Whole villages were completely de- stroyed. The latest advices from the stricken area show that men, women and children were buried in the ruins of their dwelling places before they realized their danger. Numbers of bodies still lie beneath the debris. About five hundred persons were killed at Sarakeni and some five hundred at Denizil, where three-fourths of the buildings fell. There was a propor- tionate loss of life in many of the smaller villages. One consequence of the earthquake is the subsidence of the level of the Aidin district by two yards. Sulphurous springs burst out in the valley of Noander and the coun- try between Aidin and Denizli became full of crevices, out of which rushed black, muddy water, with sufficient volume to wash away a flock of 1000 drums. because he was drinking ginger ale and pop, remarked "I tell you, we have made great strides CAPITAL Intrepid Heroes of If this procession had occurred in the streets of Admiral Dewey a Ma and Schley would have been led In chains behind a chariot in Reception. FICENT haveibeen seated Admiral Cerve-ra and Montojo; and a few A COINCIDEI would have followed with Admiral Dewey and the to prod up our admirals and la Trying Hard to Save Who Helped Him Whip go faster." The writer Recent Popgun CampHlffiiin this was the worst cut we Philippines. on Spanish civilization. As RK, October 3 Let us against faker No. 2, trying to correspondence of THE GAZE jatin sentence and say that onquered, came and saw." een our good fortune in elevated station, he pushed us back and said "Here, old silk hat, buy a flag and show that you are not a October 3. A Dewey is the guest, during his p stay in Washington, of Mrs. Wa that we have been upon this sphere to have witnessed the grandest military and aes and triumphs that that a six-pounder from one of the Olympia's guns had struck him. "That's right, old boy, I see you wear the cried a seven-footer McLean, mother of Hon. Jo McLean, Democratic candidate fc ernor of Ohio. The ovation give upon, his arrival in Washingto in this century. We You licked us in the the civic parade he re1? the triumphant return and ed in the ceremonies of now united we can lick the greater than was ever given other individual. It was enthus northern army through the Washington, D. C. We next the completion of our first i the city of Philadelphia in umber of reunions of the roay of the Republic; the air and Carter Harrison's ut Dewey's reception in the ew York was the grandest 76 have ever witnessed or ex-ee. It certainly surpassed I in the history of this conn-was the most magnificent land spectacle that has Let me give him a solar plexus if he comes back at yon again." The elevated roads managed the crowds well. The sandwich boys had a picnic; we have now been living on sandwiches about a week, but are getting down to square meals gradually and have temporarily located at the Putman House, opposite Madison Square Garden. As soon as all the stomachs are cured expect to invent a substitute for sandwiches and apparatus to prevent being squeezed to death in a crowd. We are in the best of health participated in. by gardless of politics, race or sex, ing that the people recognize t ference between a real nationa and a man temporarily pron through partisan politics. Thes istration would gladly have ma occasion a Republican celebratw the people would not have it that they are perfectly willing that t publicans should have the prese in the Philippines for their ow they know that the war with was not a Republican party n any country. There were miles of people to greet and have met many warm, kind-hearted friends As soon as no The rear platform sp which Mr. McKinley is to ma of Manila bay. He drove ten-mile line of .shouting, humanity and behind him cing horses, waving banners ing bayonets, rumbling ar-histling fifes and located expect to join Tammany Hall, but never to lose our citizenship in the good old county of Bedford, where we expect to cast our next ballot for such good Democrats as John Fletcher, John Whetstone and are not to be political. It a mere coincidence that he wil] speeches at Cleveland and 1 where the Republican disaffee strongest. At least, that is the talk the Republicans are handin have been believes a word of it. umphant marches of are anxious to see a GAZETIK influence of Mr. McKir such a grand welcome. It omeward march of a all the news from home. You may expect to hear from us openly used to compel t anti-Hanna Ohio Republican f shackled slaves or the in Washington tc 3ns o: a Hannibal or a of Joseph work for the Hanna ticke the Dewey parade made CLA.IKSVILLB, October 2. ex-Congressman Watso was the source of so much w augh he were facing the Angel of Death came to Hanna that he was given 38 and armies of the world, ulaees along the line thous-school children, arrayed warning. Joseph Hoenstine died suddenly on Friday evening, September 39. He was away from in Washington to ke out of the state, has gone home the stump for Nash, at the p nal colors, burst forth in pa-igs, filling the air like work on a saw-mill near Williams-burg. The sad news of his of Mr. MeKinley, altho hates Boss Hanna as the Old of ten thousand organs. Yet t the sweet chant of a was telegraphed to his family at S o'clock the same evening. with hating a certain 1 watsr and docs not hesitate, vs procession formed at Grant's he North river and the were made and his remains were brought home Saturday. In his is on, to say so with sis. 3 of the Olympia's guns community loses a citizen of for the procession to A man of first principles. protests were unavaili at 11 o'clock. of that peculiar disposition Ohio man, Gen. Thomas you could gaze into friends of all and enemies was appointed United )f faces. This tide of Jovial and good for the District of Col Spain It is just ll make Toledo, PERSONAL NOTES. For People Who Move Hither and Thither in Thbj Busy World. Miss- Mary Louise Fyan is visiting friends..in-Braddock. .a., Miss Plunkett, of Wilmington, Del., is a guest of Miss Fyan. Mr. JobnMcIntyre, of Six Mile Run, was in Bedford on Tuesday. Hon. E S. Ashcom, of Riddlesburg, was in town on Monday. Mr. Thomas Smouse, of Cumberland, was in Bedford this week. Mrs. Sophia Sproat, of Allegheny, is visiting friends in Bedford. Mr. M. R. Colvin, of Sulphur Springs, attended the fair on Wednesday. Miss Gussie Alsip is spending a few weeks with friends in Greensburg. Mr. Gaorge S. Gorsuch, of Yellow Creek, was a Beiford visitor on Wed- nesday. Mr. John A. Grazier, of Johnstown, was in Bedford this week on a business mission. Miss Elsie Horn, of Bedford, is visit- ing Miss Gertrude Helman, Bedford News. On Tuesday Mr. Fred W. Steiger, a prominent business man of Mercers- burg, spent several hours in Bedford. Mrs. Elliott, widow of the late Col. D. Stewart Elliott, of Coffeyville, Kan., was a guest of friends in Bedford last week. Mr. William II Cumber- land, spent Sunday here with his parents, Hon. and Mrs. John M. Rey- nolds. Misses Mary and Lena Curryville, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Hartley, of Snake Spring township. Mr. Clarence Fletcher, who came home from Mt. Savage, Md., on Satur- day to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs A. W. Fletcher, is seriously ill. Mr. Frank Hartley and bride, of Swissvale, spent a few days last week very pleasantly at the home of Mr. Hartley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Har- rison Hartley. when no MENTIONED III BRIEF, Town Talk and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST Glenned From Vartoo. Point! Picked Dp Bj porten. sheep. The villagers of the valley of Noander report that for several days previous to the catastrophe domestic animals were greatly disturbed, bel- lowing, bleating and barking. An Enjoyable Feature. In our report of the Knights of Pythias banquet last week we inad- vertently neglected to speak of the music furnished by the Bedford or- chestra, a most enjoyable feature of the occasion. This crack organization skilfully rendered the following pro- gramme: Grand March, "The E Pnndivdlc Sacred Medley ............II. I" Brothers Overture, Popular Q. Jluthbitn Zigzag Galop ..............W.S Diversion Galop...........T H Jtolt-iiison Skirmish Line March.....T. B. Jiollinson Schottiscne, "Pat Malone Forgot Tbat He TasDead" Governor Foraker's March... W. J2. MucLie Arcadia Galop...........W H JfacMe Weantmang House March... W. II. ilacl. ie Medley introducing national airs ity and mai ch of soldiers were kept up from eleven o'clock until dark. The rumbling of drums and the silver notes from the many bands made one so deaf that it still echoes in our ears. First came Richard Croker's mount- ed police, the slickest looking fellows I ever seen; then the reception committee clad in solemn black coats and silk hats, followed by Sousa and his band. The modest and brave Dew- ey refused to precede, his men in the line of march, but said to the commit- tee: "The men did the work, I only commanded. Put them ahead of me, where they belong.'' Then came the blue clad, brown faced swinging boys of the Olympia, who on the first day of May a year ago placed our nation in the galaxy of the world on the other side of the Pacific ocean. They looked neither to the right nor to the left: they knew a nation was doing them homage. Close behind his men the admiral followed in a magnificent barouche drawn by four prancing horses, and as the Victorious Dewey drew near you could hear nothing and see but little, as every person was on their tiptoes yelling themselves hoarse. As his carriage rolled down the liv- ing streets of humanity the tu- mult swelled and deepened until it exceeded any thunder storm that we have ever witnessed. Dewey must have felt the thrill of such an occasion, for when he reached Seventy-second street and the park, where ten thou- sand children were elevated on a grand stand and so dressed in colors and arranged in seats that they formed the sentence "Welcome, the tears rolled down his cheeks and he bowed his head. Following Mm swept by regiment upon regiment and bat- talion, upon battalion, the brilliant sunlight dancing over their helmets and bayonets. Then cams the trap- pings of ancient and modern artillery Here and there were squads of crim- son plumes, beautiful cavalry horses, army banners of all descriptions, led by the echoing drum, the sounding- bugle and the screaming fife. All in all, it was a panorama such as we never expect to see again. Many states were represented. The soldiers from Mississippi, Georgia and the Carolinas were mingled with those from Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. The Pennsylvania soldiers did not receive much cheering until the last And the comfort of tha .s theirs, because, like hus- joying the bright side of life, yet never forgetful or unmindful of the true and earnest of man, who, though conscious of the deep things in life, tried to make life's burdens light by his cheerfulness. His family lose a kind and good husband and father and we bespeak for them the heartfelt sympathy of the entire com munity. gospel band and father, they are fol- lowers of the meek and lowly Jesus They believe that he died and rosj again, and that as he is so shall his loved ones may they know this sweet comfort. The deceased was a life-long mem- ber of the Reformed church. From time to time he held all the offices of trust and honor in the Lord's house and was always found faithful. Reg- ular in his habits of life, he lived con- sistent with his Christian calling and honored his profession before man. The church here loses a good and faithful have one mare among the departed saints. He was a member of the I. 0. 0 F., to which he was proven faithful and this order will miss him as one of those on whom they could rely at all times. The funeral was held at the home on Monday morn- ing and was conducted by Rev. T. K of the Reformed church. Interment was made in the cemetery at the Reformed Clairsville. Decedent was aged fifty-three years, eleven months and twenty days. T. K. C. AUeghany Syuod SO.MEKSCT, October Alle- Japanese Polka........ Squire man on Monday. But flown and the officer wa cite his gamj. the bird had s unable to lo- health, and will be employed hereafter in the erecting shops. We are in- formed that C. A. Norris will take his place in the yard. W. C. Houp, wife and child have been away on a visit for some time. They will visit Williamsburg and other towns in Blair county before returning home. One of the leading society events of The orchestra is greatly indebted to Samuel Shull, of Juniata kindly volunteering to take the place of W. A. Morehonse, a member of the orchestra, who was ill. Mr. Shull is a born musician and master of many in- struments, lie is always ready and anxious to do a kind act whenever the opportunity presents itself. Prison For Captain Carter. President McKinley on Friday ap- proved the sentence of Capt. Oberlin M. Carter, corps of engineers, United States army, to dismissal from the service, to be fined t' vc con- fined five years in a penitentiary at hard labor, and to have his crime and punishment published in the news- papers at his home. Captain Carter was convicted of financial irregulari- and The loss of the government was estimated ties in connection with river harbor work at Savannah, Ga. the season occurred at the home of our at about t regiment came in view, the brave and glorious Tenth. When their brown faces swung into the avenue you would have thought that Dewey had circled around and was coming down the avenue the second time. They looked like veter- ans, they marched like veterans, but in many places in the different com- panies were long, blank spaces, to show that those who once filled them are now marching on the parade ground of heaven, where I believe all good and true patriots will go. The order of cheering was about as follows, as near as we were able to judge: First Roosevelt and then the brave boys of the Tenth, It was a soldiers' day, and for soldiers, and when the Seventh New York, the most magnificent in the state, swept by they received a baptism of hisses, worse than they would have received of Spanish bullets had they gone to Cuba. The United States has no use for Sunday soldiers. I will briefly mention a few of the little incidents seen and heard. The hawkers had millions of badges. As soon as one regiment or battalion would pass the white robed street cleaners, the only persons who had the right of way, would rush in from the side and sweep up the peanuts and banana skins. The sign of "Welcome Dewey" was on nearly every house, even Ludlow Street jail. One fellow on the stand beside the writer, who was no doubt a ghany synod of the Lutheran church convened here September 28, p. m. Synodical sermon was preached by the president, Rev. E. S Johnston, of Elk Lick, after which all the members of synod partook of the Holy Communion. The business of synod was promptly dispatched. All the important inter- ests of synod, such as collegiate and theological education, home and for- eign missions, church extension, the proper care of disabled ministers and orphans, received careful attention. The synod has reached a membership of 15.000 and embraces Bedford, Somer- set, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon coun- ties and a portion of Clearfield. The synod was well eared for at tha vari- ous hotels. The question of continu- ing the system of educating young men for the ministry at the expense of the church was earnestly discussed, the prevailing sentiment being, that since the ranks of the ministry are more than filled, it is not wise to en- courage young men to seek the min- istry until the churches give the in- creased means to open up a larger number of new fields, both in our own country and in heathen lands. Th- officers of the synod were all re-elected for another year, thus following the unwritten law or custom of the synod. Synod adjourned October 3 at 4 p. m., accepting the invitation to meet in 'the First Church of Altoona, the last Thursday of September, 1900. Rev. 0. C. Roth is the pastor. exigencies of Ohio politics. Naturally enough there is much kicking, especially among the Republican members of the Washing- ton bar, who thought the place should have been given to one of their own members. Another Ohio A. B. Richardson, of been appointed superintendent of the gov- ernment hospital for the insane (St. Elizabeth's) at Washington, although the position is in the classified civil service and should properly have been filled by the promotion of the assist- ant superintendent. It is difficult to resist the belief that the recant popgun campaigning in the Philippines was directed from Wash- ington for political purposes. General Otis informed the country that as a part of the general forward movement an army of three divisions, under com- mand of Generals McArthur, Wheeler and Wheaton, advanced upon and cap- tured Porao, which had been garrison- ed by about six hundred Filipinos. The next day it was quietly announced in the regular press despatches that our troops have abandoned Porao and re- treated to Angeles. General Otis has succeeded in getting himself retained in command in the Philippines, if be hasn't succeeded in winning much from the Filipinos. His pull with the ad- ministration has proven stronger than the advice of many prominent men who thought he ought to be removed. To give him more show to justify the fa- vors shown him he has been sent a lot of additional staff officers, including Brigadier General Schwann, who has been made his chief of staff and prin- cipal assistant in the administrative work of the government of so much of the Philippines as are under our flag. Commissary General Eagan, the man who, as the result of a court-martial, is drawing full pay as a brigadier gen- eral, without doing anything in the line of duty, is again in Washington. He has positively declined to accept the offer of some of the friends of Col- onel Weston, who is performing the duties of commissary general without receiving the proper pay therefor, to pay him the difference in cash between his salary on the retired list and what he now receives, if he would ask to be retired, so that Colonel Weston could be promoted. Eagan can block Wes- ton's promotion as long as he remaics on the active list and he cannot be re Flndley-Egolf Nuptials. On Thursday evening a very pleas- ant event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bgolf. It was the marriage of their daughter Emtna to Daniel S. Findley, of Helixville Promptly at 3.30 o'clock the near relatives of both bride and groom, together with a few invited guests, assembled in the parlor, where, soon after, the bride and groom followed, and in the presence of the assembled guests were joined together in holy wedlock by Rev. Diniel G. Iletrick. After the ceremony the newly married couple were congratulated by all pres- ent, who wished them a long happy voyage together. After and this they repaired to the dining-room, where a large table stood diagonally across the room, which fairly groaned with the good things placed thereon A. H. Egolf, an uncle of the bride, was "Gideon's" left-hand man and came in at the proper time and place to carve the turkey. After supper "Gideon" examined the wedding pres- ents, which were useful and valuable. The following persons were present: Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Egolf, Elwood Egolf and family, Frank Eg-olf and family, Henry Egolf and family, Christian Beltz, Mrs. John Findley an-i son Harry, Mrs. Mariah Manges and daughter Pearl, Mrs. John Egolf and son William, Misses Elsie Egolf and Jessie C. Garlinger, Mrs. Swisher, Arthur Brown and Rev. and Mrs. D G. Hetrick. The young couple have the best wishes of all their friends. New Paris, October 3. Alarrlage Licenses. Sydney G. Clark and Mary Veatch, of West Providence township. Benjamin F. Holler, of Hyndman. and Ida Agnes Twigg, of Londonderry township. T. S. Stinson and Myrtle J. Foor, of Broad Top township. William W. Bailey, of Johnstown, and Sadie E. Morse, of Piney Creek. Milford R. Bupp and Leota. S. Carothers. of Saxton. M L. CULLER. tired, except upon his own application, before the expiration of the five years' suspension from duty. Samuel D. Struckmau, of New Buena Vista, and Laura Egolf, of Napier township. Jacob Fichtner, of Londonderry township, and Catharine Keedy, of Cumberland. The first snow of the season fell on Saturday. It is reported that "Clem" Pennell. the outlaw, was seen in Cumberland Valley last week. The Arandale hotel will be closed to- day. J. T. Alsip, the proprietor, re- ports a very successful season. M. P. Heckerman offers it privmte sale his beautiful home in Bedford. Sec announcement on fourth page. Letters of ad ministration on the es- tate of H. A. Barnett, late of Bedford borough, have been granted to Edwin A. Barnett. Work of the pension bureau: Stephen Weimert, of Hopewell, increase, to SS; David College, of Six Mile Eun, in- crease, S6 to S8. Near Anderson's crossing on Sunday a fine young cow belonging to William Gardner was struck by the p. m. train and killed. Next week ex-County Treasurer S A. Cessna and family, of Rainsburg, will move into Mrs. Jennie H. McCulloh's house on Pitt street. On Sunday Mrs J. H. Longenecker fell c ff the porch at her home on Juli- ana street, dislocating a bone in her wrist and hurting her side. On Wednesday morning at the Re- formed parsonage Jacob Fichtner, of Londonderry township, and Catha- rine Keedy, of Cumberland, were unit- ed in marriage by Rev. I.W.Hendricks. C. S. Clark, who recently purchased an interest in the Everett Republican, on Monday took charge of the Kccley institute in Harrisburg, succeeding Manager W. S. Thomas, who resigned. Miss Djvore, a Presbyterian mission- ary, of Alaska, will give a lecture on "Alaska'' in the Presbyterian church next Sunday morning. Owing to the absence of the pastor, Rev. C. C. Adams, who is away on a month's vaca- tion, there will be no service in the evening. The eighteenth annual convention of the Bedford County Lutheran Sun- day School association will be held in the Lutheran church at Schellsburg October 17 and IS. Delegates desiring entertainment will please notify the pastor. "Augsburg Nos. 1 and 2, will be used. Bring copies with you. On Sunday near New Buena Vista Samuel W. Bittinger's horse became frightened and ran off. Mr. and Mrs. Bittinger, who were in the buggy to which the horse was hitched, were thrown to the ground ana" seriously in- jured Mrs. Bittinger had two ribs broken and her husband was badly bruised. Councilman D. W. Beam and wife were driving out Richard street on Friday when their horse was frighten- ed by a wrecked wagon. The animal turned suddenly, breaking ths shaft coupling. In trying to stop the horse Mr. Beam was pulled out of the buggy, striking a it is feared, loos- ening one or two ribs. Mrs. was only slightly hurt. Landlord J. Harper Hafer, of the Bedford House, is justly prouj of his register, for it is one of the cleanest and neatest to be found in any hotel. Some time ago Mr. Hafer purchased a few shading pens and soon became an adept in their use. Now the dates in his big autograph album are beauti- fully and artistically inscribed by this skilful penman, making the Bedford House ledger a "thing of beauty and a joy forever." The following has been going the rounds of the press: "Bedford county may soon be classed with the great coal producing fields of Pennsylvania. Joseph Belsel, a native of that county, who spent thirty years of his life in the west, has leased a tract of land near Queen and will commence pros- pecting operations at once. In a few days he expects to lease an additional tract of 300 acres. He is sure there is Mrs. Joseph M. llyssong. Mrs. Joseph M. Hyssong died at her home in Coopersdale, Cambria county, September 28. The deceased was born in Huntingdon county, but for a time lived in Saxton, where, in 1875, she was united In marriage to Mr. Hys- song. Decedent is survived by her husband and seven children. She was thirty-eight years old. Fall Cominnnion. The Brick Reformed church of Friend's Cove will have its fall Com- munion next Sunday, October 8, and preparatory services on Saturday at 10 a. m. The pastor will at thistime con- firm a class of 14 catechumens. The pastor makes a special request that every person in Friend's Cove attend the services and make next Sunday a red letter day for the Brick church. Republican Printing Company. John C. Chamberlain, who has been editor and publisher of the Everett Re- puWtem since the death of his father- late Col. John M. Bowman in last week's issue the sale of the paper, its presses, type and good will to the Republican Printing company and hereafter he will have associated with him in the editorial work and management of the Republic- cm C. S. Clark, also a son-in-law of Col- onel Bowman. Mr. Clark has been on the staff of the of Milwaukee's leading dailies, for the past eleven years and is a practica printer and all-round newspaper man of twenty years' experience. He was born at Ebensbarg, where his the late James S. native and for years a resident of Schellsburg, located in the 50's. THE GAZETTE wel- comes Mr. Clark to the ranks of the Bedford county journalists and wishes the new firm abundant success. Mr. Chamberlain edited and published a bright, newsy, up-to-date paper and his statement that the new manage- ment will aim to follow in the foot- steps of the Republican's past policy and do its utmost to please its readers is sufficient guarantee that the high standard adopted by the paper years ago will be maintained by Messrs. Chamberlain and Clark. Aa Eesny on "Poetry." Here is a Georgia boy's composition on "A poem is a thing which has rhymes at the last end. A poem also has feet, but some poems don't stand steady on 'em. Poets most- ly has long hair.because times is hard, and it's cheaper to let it grow. Poets used to live in garrets, on a crust of the baker would credit 'em. 'Now they live on the ground they can escape easy when the bailiff is after 'em. My father says poetry makes the world better, but my mother say it ain't the kind he writes. Poets have a monument when they die, as people want to weigh 'em down so's they can't come back." Pueomatlc Mattress. Charles A. Hunt, of Charlesville, ex- hibited in this office on Tuesday letters patent for a pneumatic mattress pat- ented by Daniel H. Swartzwelder, of Friend's Cove. Philadelphia capital- ists have offered the patentee, Mr. Hunt, quite a large sum for the exclu- sive use the article. The invention is adapted to outdoor life, either for the soldier or sportsman, and is made by the mattress having within it an inflated tube. When deflated the de- vice can be easily handled or transfer- red. Now for Football. This is the day of football. The hero of the gridiron succeeds the heroes of Manila in the public gaze. Next Sun- day's great Philadelphia Press will be a football and fall sport edition. The Press will keep up this season its na- tional reputation for having the most complete and original sporting reports in the United States and next Sunday's Press will emphasize that fact at the opening of the ball season. It will also contain many strong features not in the world of sports. Be sure to get next Sundny's Press. coal there." On Saturday afternoon a baseball club, composed principally of young- sters, and nine men who were old enough to know better gave an exhi- bition on the ball grounds north of the railroad station. The feature of the game was the effort of the players to keep from freezing. Exhibit A won the game, 10 to 2. Prof. D. C. Stunk- ard captained Exhibit B and Dr E. L. Smith, of the University of Pennsyl- vania, piloted the victorious crew. Prof. G. S. Miller pitched for the vanquished team and John Willoughby for the victors. It was a cold day for the stalwarts. In St Thomas' Catholic church on Sunday, October 1, the statues of th-i Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph, the foster-father of the Savior, and the beautiful sanctuary lamp were blessed and exposed to public view by Eev. Father of Ebensburg, the cel- ebrant of the solemn high mass. The statues are the gifts of P. Hughes aid Miss J. C. Tate, of Bedford, and the sanctuary lamp is the gift of Mrs. W. J. Burns, the widow of the late W. J. of the West End Trac- tion company, the time of his death. This lamp is one of the most elaborate and expensive of the kind in western Pennsylvania. It is a loving gift to the God-man in the Holy Sacrament, to burn constantly in bii honor and to keep alive the memory of a loved and deeply lamented spouse. A very eloquent and instructive sermon was preached by the Rev. Father Gra- ham, pastor of St. Patrick's church, Pittsburg, explanatory of the UK of images and pictures and the relation that exists between the physical and the spiritual in man, the body and the soul. iiu Fuwd A buoy marked "Andree polar expe- which, with an anchor at- tached, was found September 9 on the north coast of King Charles island by the master of the Norwegian cotter Martha Larsak, was opened at Stock- holm, Sweden, on Sunday in the pres- ence of a number of experts and mem- bers of the cabinet. It was found to be the so called north pole buoy which Andree had aTrauged to drop if he suc- ceeded in passing the pole. NEWSPAPER!
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.