Bedford Gazette, October 13, 1899

Bedford Gazette

October 13, 1899

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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - October 13, 1899, Bedford, Pennsylvania THE GHETO Is seven days ahead of them all. VOL. 95- BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1899- If it isn't in The Gazette It didn't happen. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. THEPJJJ, A Bit of History Concerning This Enterprise. IN COURT AGAIN, A Knotty (Jnestlon To Be Soived-What Became of the Proceeds of the OOO Bonds and Certificates? Many years ago, say about nine, a railroad was chartered in the name of the Pennsylvania and West Virginia railroad to extend from Cessna station, in Bedford county, to Brooks Mills, in Blair county, thus connecting Bedford and Altoona by the lines already oper- ated as railroads from each oi the sta- tions named. As usual in building railroads, the charter and the proposed bed of the road were covered with a mortgage sufficiently large to build the road three or four times. This line was let for construction and of the first mortgage bonds disposed of. Some little work was done on the road bed, the laborers were not paid, they sued the company, got judgments and the road was sold out at sheriff's sale and bought in to hold for reorganiza- tion. In 1S94 the road was reorganized and chartered, this time in the name of the Pennsylvania Midland Railroad company, and not to be outdone or to be considered modest, the new compa- ny placed on the charter, the road bed and the air through which it pro- posed to have a road, a mortgage of Of the bonds of this mort- gage were issued and disposed of. The contract to build the road was again let and work commenced with a more formidable show of completion. Within a few months, however, the contractors, laborers and material men were presenting claims against the company aggregating nearly and clamoring for their the treasury of the company was bankrupt. Application was made to the court for a receiver and a receiver was appoint- ed. The receiver came into court and asked that receiver's certificates be issued to an amount sufficient to pa.v contractors' and laborers' bills and enough to complete the railroad. Af- ter a hearing the court ordered that of receiver's certificates be is- sued to pay labor bills then due and to complete the construction and equipment of the railroad, such certificates to be a first lien on all the property of the company. About 000 of these certificates were negotiat- ed, but, as our people all know, no further work was done and the matter has stood in that way for sev- eral years. Finally the first receiver, being overworked, withdrew from his trust and another receiver was ap- pointed and proceedings commenced to foreclose the mortgage of the Pennsyl- vania Midland Railroad company with a view to selling out the concern and commencing anew. Then steps were taken by the trustee of the mortgage of the Pennsylvania and West Virginia railroad to foreclose and sell the property on that mortgage These questions were argued before the court Monday, Tuesday and Wed- nesday of this week and now await the order of the court. The holders of the of the mortgage bonds of the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Railroad company claim that they have a first lien on the property. The holders of the receiver's certifi- cates claim that they have a first lien on the property and the holders of the mortgage bonds of the Penn- sylvania Midland road claim that the bonds of the Pennsylvania and West Virginia railroad have no lien on the property. The court evidently has a knotty question to solve in determining the status of the claimants and how the order of sale shall issue. Lookers on wonder what became of all this money. Liabilities to the amount of stand out against this uncompleted railroad and there never was a time when the road could not have been constructed and equipped forSSOO.OOO. What became of the proceeds of the bonds and certificates Who got that money SAXTON SILHOUETTES. Weekly Budget or News From Oar Wlile Awake Correspondent. SAXTOX. October Ram- sey, an employee of the P. R R. at the Altoons shops, is home on a visit. Mrs. Alfred Russell, of Beaver, is visiting her sister, Mrs. 15. F. Gibbony, this week. The Bell telephones are placed and they are dandies. Give us the news. We are ready lor it now. Mr. William Kay, Not working to-day, At home did A boy, they say. Saxton will be lighted by electricity. At the regular meeting of the borough council last Monday night it was de- cided to place 10 arc lights at different points in town. H. G. Shearer met with quite a pain- ful accident the other day. A large piece of iron fell on his foot, mashing the large toe so badly as to render him unfit for work for sometime. A. H. Egolf, of Napier township, Democratic candidate for county com THE [If It Was Very Much Like Its Prede- cessors. RESULTS OF THE RACES. The Keceipts This Tear Will Be JLarge Enough To Meet the Large Attendance on Thursday. ARGUMENT COURT. Report oE thi Pre. ncnted, Etc. tnissioner, was in town this week looking up his interests. Mr. Egolf deserves the support of all good citi- zens regardless of political views. 0. E. Climer paid a short visit to Dock Haven last week and returned with one of that city's most charming daughters, Miss Martha Berneau. Wo extend our best wishes to Mr. and Mrs Climer and bid them a hearty welcome to our midst. We hope in the near future to be able to report the starting again of the Saxton furnace. Improvements have been going on for some new side-tracks and switches and gen- eral cleaning up, which point strongly toward resumption. This is one of the finest iron plants in the country and should not be idle. Our boys don't all leave town to find helpmates for life. Ou last Thursday evening Rev. C. W. Wasson pronounced the words that made Milford R. Bupp and Leota S. Carothers one. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. M. A Carothers. in the presence of immediate friends. The bride is one of Saxton's most charming and vivacious young ladies who counts her friends by scores, while the groom is the son of our townsman, John liupp. He is a fine young man of sterling qualities, born and raised in our midst and a All j iin in well OlIbEKVEK Last week's county fair was a coun- terpart of many of its predecessors in several respects. The amusements were similar to those of former years and the attendance was the small crowds on Wednesday and Fri- day and a vast assemblage on Thurs- day. About people were present on Wednesday, on Thursday and 500 on Friday. The receipts will be large enough to meet all expenditures this year and the the association usually re- ceives from the county can be applied to the old debt. The balloon race failed to material- ize. The balloonists engaged for this purpose did not fulfil their contract. In order that the people might not be disappointed the managers of the lair secured another balloonist to make an ascension. They kept the telegraph and telephone wires sizzling for some time in their endeavor to find an aeronaut, and finally succeeded in pro- curing Professor Heitehew, of Altoona. On Thursday afternoon the professor made his "rapid-transit" trip toward the sky and after floating majestically in the air for a while cut loose his par- achute and descended to the earth. He alighted a short distance west of the fair ground. Harry Lehman, of Bed- ford, caught the greased pig and won the prize of The other amuse- ments Thursday afternoon were the horse races and a thrilling slide for life by Harry Carling. The rices re- sulted as follows: so. Purse, S60. Horse. Quiver, Kooket, Bolivar, Sweepstakes, H E. Goldsmith.........4th. XO 4. -TKOrTIXO AND PACING, FKBB-FOK-ALL. Purse, LittleOnn, B A.Stiver..............1st. General Coxey, John Vipond............2nd. On Monday, October argument 'court met at 10 a. m., as per adjourn- ment. Judges Longenecker, Conley and Eichelberger presided. Following is a report of the proceedings: Estate of John Wolf, bond of admin- istrator approved. In re-lunacy, Mrs. Rebecca Hyde, petition for the appointment of a com- mittee. J. C Russell, Esq appointed. Bond in to be approved by the clerk. of Pnilip Cuppett, answer CIIPID'SIPIIS, Many Hearts PiercecKBy His Ar- rows.. OCTOBER BRIDES. Matrimonial Alliances Formed By Men and Week For the Ministers track man. friend of everybody, wishes. Owner. E. A. Stiver............. 1st. J.Keeder.................2nd. John Eugene, F. O'Conner............3rd. Milllous, Not Merit. The greatquestion in Badford coun- ty is, Shall the millions controlled by one man override everybody else in the county Up to a few years ago nominations for county offices made on the merits of the candidates Poor men and men of sin ill means stood as good a chance to be nomina- ted for the county offices as those with larger means. But that day has passed by in Bedford county. Now the question is, Who will the Phil- adelphia boss and millionaire nomi- nate? The votes of the delegates from Everett, East and West Provi- dence, Monroe, Snake Spring and one or two more districts are at his com tnand to be used to nominate such persons as he selects, and they were so used at the last county convention For days before the Republican coun ty convention candidates were rushing up and down between Thropp's head- quarters at Euerett and Thropp's chairman of the county committee in Bedford to see if they were to be nomi- nated. It was not a question where the people had anything to say but who would the Thropp machine order to be nominated. As a prominent Thropp manager of Everett said, "We have IS or 20 votes and we will see that none but Thropp men are nomi nated." When it was settled at the Thropp headquarters that a candidate would bs subservient to Thropp his nomination was at once ordered and all others were doomed to defeat. The great consideration was, Would the candidate obey Thropp's orders and work for his re-nomination next year? Old soldiers and true and tried Repub- licans have no standing in the Repub- lican party unless they do Thropp's On Friday afternoon while the bil- loon was being inflated for its flight skyward a pole fell upon it, cutting a hole in the and Professor Heitehew at once decided that there would be no ascension that then the people present got a double dose of the "slide" by the young man who wore the picturesque costume. Following are the results of Friday's races: SO. AND Horse. Owner. Purse, 190. Almont, James Smiley..............1st. Sam, J. H. Hafer................2nd. Eugene, F. O'Conner................3rd. x-0. 0 FHEB-FOR-ALL. Purse, Quiver, R. A. Stiver.................1st. Bolivar, John Ewing................2nd. Rocket, James Reeder ..............ord. We will publish the premium list next week. Irvine S. Kagarlse. The Democratic candidate for pro- thonotary, Irvine S. Kagarise, is one of the progressive young men of the county. He has been a leading school teacher for many years. Mr. Kagarise is splendidly equipped to perform the duties pertaining to the office for which he has been named. A Convenient Arrangement. Everyone of Thropp's 18 or 20 votes in the last Republican county conven- tion were thrown solidly to nominate Hockenterry and Baker for county commissioners. Both candidates live near bis furnace. If both are elected the commissioners' office, for conveni- ence, ought to be moved to the office of the furnace. The commissioners could then board at home and walk over to the office daily. Considering that the Thropps are supposed to be worth three or four millions of dollars and that this has never yet been taxed in Bedford county, it might be very con- venient to own the commissioners' of- fice. The Apple Crop. From reports the apple crop all over the country is unusually small. This is evidenced by the effort to buy up the apples in this county at this time. Bedford county has a very large crop of good winter apples and if these are carefully gathered and held a while they will command a much higher price than is now offered. We know farm- ers who have from to bush- els in this county. Very many farmers have from 100 to 300 bushels. Bedford county's apple crop will bring more than into this county if sold at what apples will fairly bring before the holidays_______________ A Trne "Fish Story." J. C. Roberts added another star to the fisherman's crown on Monday night. While gigging at the Narrows below town he captured a carp measuring 24 inches long, T inches broad and 4 inches thick and weighing 0 pounds. Of course our tobacconist smiled. George H. Appleman. Bedford county should have wide awake, intelligent and fearless com- missioners. Such a mun is George H. Appleman, Democratic nominee for bidding. Samuel I. Hummer. The subject of this notice was born in Napier township August 16, 1S41, and died near New Paris, October 3. 1899, aged fifty eight years, one month and seventeen days. He belonged to a family of sixteen children, the follow- ing of whom survive: Rachel Hays, Carrie Hubert, Elizabeth Pringle, Susan McCreary, Venie Blackburn, Miranda TCimmel, Charles, Jacob, Alex- ander and George. Decedent was a farmer by occupation. He was twice to Miss Louisa Otto, on October 13, 1870. This union blessed with three children, Earl, Cora and Harry. The wife and mother died suddenly on April 23, 1391. Decedent found another companion in MiiS Annie whom he married March 1, 1S93. This union was bless ed with twin and who, together with their mother and the children by the former wife, sur- vive to mourn the death of a kind and loving husband and father. Decedent lived on his farm in Bethel Hollow un- til the spring of 1804, when he moved about a mile north of New Paris, where he spent the remainder of his days. His death was caused by paral- ysis as was explained in THE GAZETTE last week by "Hooker" in his items. Decedent served almost four years in the civU war. He belonged to Com- pany H, 55th regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. He was a good soldier, a firm friend and a useful citizen. The funeral took place on Thursday, Octo- ber 5, from his residence, and was con- ducted by Rev. D G. Hetrick. The fol- lowing comrades acted as pall-bearers: P.. C. Smith, Josiah Hissong, John Ealy, Walter E Garlinger, George B. Interment at GIDEON. Frank F. Barton. Frank P. Barton, Democratic candi- date for auditor, is an excellent young man and is in every respect well quali- fied to fill the position for which he has been named. Is This Fulr or Right V Bedford county is entitled to have an honest assessment of all money at interest, stocks, bonds and other divi- dend and interest bearing securities. Three-fourths of this class of taxes goes into our county treasury and helps to lessen the taxes on all our people. The man or woman with a few hundred dollars at interest is taxed with great certainty and care, yet the Thropps' reputed millions are not taxed in this county although they claim this as their home for con- gressional purposes. Is this fair or right ___________________ Will of Mrs. Margaret Bottonlieid. The will of Mrs. Margaret Botton- fleld, late of Everett, has beea filed in theregister's office. Testatrix gives flve dollars to each of the following chil- dren Mrs. John Border, Albert Bot- tonfield, Jonathan Bottonfiald, Wil- liam Bottonfield, Lewis M. BottonBeld and Emanuel Bottonfield; to each o! her two grandchildren, Edward Eimigh and Myrtle Eimigh, she gives 82 50; to her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Sellers, S10; to her son, Sheridan BDttonfield. S300; to her daughter, Mrs. Robert Weicht, 8300 and a lot ot household goods; to her son, James her house and lot. He is to pay the Estate filed. Estate of Catharine Carpenter, re- port and return of sale filed, order modified and sale confirmed. Estate of S. K. Sanderson, widow's inventory filed and confirmed nisi. Estate of Moses Johnson, petition of guardian for an allowance of 817 quarterly allowed. Estate of F. T. Crist, petition of heirs for the appointment of J. M. Imler, Henry Dibert and L. Gordon commissioners to appraise real estate. Estate of J. B. Kegarise, petition for an order of sale filed. Order to executor, bond in Terms cash. Bond of executor filed and approved. Estate of Josiah Tewell, heirs called. Tract No. 1 accepted by Martha Lse Tewell at the valuation of and same decreed to her. Same estate, petition of administrator for an order to sell tract No. 3 granted. Bond in SSOO. Bond filed and approved. Cal- culation filed and approved, also re- cognizance filed. Bond of J. H Mower, tax collector of Rainsburg borough, filed and ap- proved. Estate of Samuel Whysong, agree- of heirs to come into court and accept or refuse real estate. Same granted and heirs called and George S. Whysong takes tracts Nos 2, 4, 5 and 0, and Annie Long takes tracts Nos. 1 and 3, and same decreed to them. Tuesday morning court met, as per adjournment, and proceeded to the Ridenour building, on account of the court house being filled with smoke, gas, from furnace. Estate of Amos Oldham, a lunatic, petition of committee for an order to mortgage real estate to pay debts ordered. Road in Napier township, petition for viewers to assess damages as to the four heirs of Henry Kerr filed. Petition of Homer C. Hoover, minor child of George D. Hoover, to choose a guardian filed and S. H. Sell, Esq chosen. Bond in to be approve! by the clerk, In re-petition to pay money into court due to Arthur Garhart, and to be deposited in the First Ni- tional Bank of Bedford, amount paid by check to clerk by Harry Cessna, Esq. In No.142, April Cessna va Gilchrist et al., supplemental petition filed and petition to answer original petition, .filed. Rule at bar grant- ed. Attorney Kerr appears. Estate "of John Miller, a lunatic, petition to pay costs of lunacy pro- ceedings and taxes filed, and leave granted to pay same. Charter for Zion Evangelical church, of Chapman's Run, was decreed. Estate of James Madara, in re-rule to show cause why Dr. J W. Madara should not be discharged as adminis- trator, motion to continue rule on heirs until next argument court. In re-change of election place in Broad Top township, petition filed M. I. Diehl was appointed inspector in the East ward of Bedford brrough, vice Joseph Henderson. A beautiful home wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Egolf, in Napier township, near Schellsburg, on Thursday evening, October 5, at which time their daugh- ter Laura was united in holy wed- lock with Samuel D. Struckman, of New Buena Vista. Promptly at 7 o'clock the guests assembled in the parlor, whither they were followed by Rev. Daniel G. Hetrick and the bride and groom. The matrimonial knot was then tied by Rev Hetrick. After congratulations the company were ushered into the dining-room, where a feast was in waiting for all. After doing ample justice to the feast, we went back to the parlor and waited for the music. It was not long in coming and we were favored with some fine selections by the calithum- pians. The bride received quite a lot of useful and valuable presents. The following persons were present: Mr. and Mrs. A. H, Egolf, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Egolf, Mr. and Mrs. John Egolf, Elwood Egolf and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Crissman, Mr. and Mrs. R D. Clark, A. B. Egolf, Mr. and Mrs. George Beaneigh, Mr. and Mrs. D. S Findley, Clarence Egolf, Miss Ada Egolf, Mrs. L. Egolf, Miss Emma Struckman, Mrs. Soraie Thomas and sons Clyde and Forest, Mias Margaret Darr.'Mrs. Anna Gollipher, Miss Lena Egolf and Bev. and Mrs. D. G. Hetrick. A. H. Ejjolf is well known in Bed- ford county, -as he is one of the Demo- cratic nominees for county commis- sioner. He is a good business man and we hope he may be elected. NEWS ITEMS. The Dally Happenings Gathered ami Brlet- )y Recorded. Ex-Dnited States Senator James Harlan died at his home in Mount Pleasant, la., October 5. Over souvenirs were sold by street fakirs during the Dewey cele- bration in New York city. President MeKinley on Monday for- mally laid the corner stone of the mag- nificent new government building in Chicago. Oa Sunday Djarid Bey, son of the Brand Vizier of Turkey, was assassin- ated by an Albanian. The murderer was arrested. Col. William Jennings Bryan, who has been ill at Wehster City, la., suf- fering from a. severe sore throat and pains m the lungs, is convalescent. The president has been petitioned to mediate between Great Britain and the Transvaal. The petition is signed by many of the most prominent people of the United States. Samuel A. Thomas, aged 18 years, of Greensburg, died Sunday night at Mercersburg from the effects of a kick received on the head in a football game two weeks ago. On Sunday the United States troops in thePhilippinescapturedCaviteViejo and Noveleta. The American losa was three officers and nine privates wound- ed. The loss of the enemy is un- known. Admiral Dewey is making a hard fight for double bounty for his sailors who fought with him in the Manila battle. He claims that the Spanish fortifications and ships were superior to his squadron, and this if allowed will make adifEerence of to the CnPITnLJITY CHUT, Letter From Our Washington Cor- respondent, IMPERIALISM IS COSTLY. GIDEON. Kelllnger-Beegle Two Hundred Million Dollars V 111 lie Asked For the Support of the Army and Navy- Desperate Methods. Estate of Samuel Whysong, petition for specific performance of contract filed. Ella Smith was sentenced to pay the costs in the case in which she was prosecutrix against George Bowles efc al., which amount to and be in the custody of the sheriff until sen- tence is complied with. At the home of the bride, in Bedford township, yesterday morning at o'clock Elmer W. Kellinger and Miss Louise Beegle were united in the bonds of holy wedlock by Rev. Martin L. Culler, pastor of the Lutheran church of Bedford. Miss Walters, of Bedford township, was bridesmaid and Howard Baegle, of Indiana, a brother of the bride, was best man. Miss Mabel Kellinger, of Bedford, a sister of the groom, played the wedding march. A few of the immediate friends of the bride and groom were present. After the ceremony a delicious breakfast was served. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Beegle and a seamstress by occupation. The groom is a machinist and a son of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Kellinger, of Bedford. Both are popular young people. THE GAZETTE extends congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Kellinger left on the train for Atlantic City. >They will also visit Philadelphia before they return to Bedford. Morton-Pen uell. A very pretty wedding occurred on Thursday evening, October 5, when Miss Amanda E. Pennell, formerly of Loysburg, was married to James Mor- ion, of Olney, Philadelphia. The cere- mony, which took place in their home on Front street, Olney, was performed by the Rev. David Dittmar. The bride was handsomely dressed in white organdie and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. After receiving the con- gratulations of the numerous guests the bridal party led the way to the dining room where refreshments were served. The table was beautifully decorated with pink roses and 'The yachts, Shamrock and Columbia, have started several times in contests for the America cup, but were unable to finish within the time agreed upon, owing to the light winds prevailing. Hereafter they will race every day, except Sunday, until the contest is decided. Maj. J. L. Hastings, brother of ex- Governor D. 1C. Hastings, died in the University hospital, Philadelphia, Oc- tober 5, of a complication of diseases resulting from wounds received dur- ing the civil war. Major Hastings was born in Clinton, county September 14, 1841. He enlisted in the Seventh Penn- sylvania reserves aa a private at the outbreak of the war and had a long and honorable record, having partici- pated in many battles. The secret service bureau has re- ceived notice of a new and dangerous 810 silver certificate, series of 1391, letter B, Tilman, register, and Mor- gan, treasurer, portrait of Hendricks The note is a photo mechanical repro- face is rather too light, owing to the use of a poor quali- ty of black ink. The back is better than the face, the most of the scroll work being very good. The note is on soft paper, probably two pieces of Special correspondence of THE GAZETTE. WASHINGTON, October im- perialism is costly will he shown by the estimates which will be submitted to congress for appropriations necessa- ry for the army and navy for the fiscal year beginning July Although all the estimates of the war depart- ment are not complete, enough is known to make it certain that the ag- gregate amount that will he asked for the support of the army and navy for the coming session of congress will probably which will be about or S3.70 per capita. War department officials say the total amount will be considerably reduced, if the war in the Philippines is brought to a close before the appro- priations are made, but that is very doubtful, in a double sense. It is doubtful whether the war over there will be ended by that time and doubt- ful, even if it should be, whether the American army on the islands can be materially reduced for a long time af- terward, if our present policy is to be continued. Every government which has tried to govern alien people by force has found it expensive and there are no good reasons for believing thai the experience of this country wil differ in that respect from that o: others. Alarmed by the critical prospects in Ohio this fall, the Republican mana- gers have resorted to the desperate methods annually adopted only in presidential campaigns. During the past few days every federal officeholder in Washington has received a circular from Treasurer Burdell, of the Repub- lican committee, urging that imme- diate made. PERSONAL NOTES. and liberal contributions be Burdell is treasurer of the Re- tions Shoemaker-Laldlg. heirs what has been bequeathed to them James Bottonfield is appointed executor. John S. Whetstone. The Democrats of Bedford county exercised good judgment in their selec- tion of a candidate for treasurer. John S. Whetstone is an active, capable, reliable young man and would make a trustworthy custodian of the people's Exact Figures Wanted. Mr. Hayseed and Mr. Hogeye are very much exorcised about the market price of postoffiee appointments in Bedford county and seem to be on the verge of having fits since it appeared in the Haderman-Thropp libel case that postoffices had been sold for from to S300. Now if Mr. Hogeye would tell us what he knows about the price of congressional nominations in this district some other people might have fits. The general impression is that congressional nominations in this dis- trict cost from ten to thirty thousand dollars, hut the people would like to have exact figures. Then there are people who would like to know what the nomination for the offices of sheriff and county treasurer in the Rspublican party are held at. Rumor says that these offices were listed at from to each, but exact fisjurjs are wanted. Charles H. Shoemaker, of Greens- burg, and Miss Blanche Laidig, of Hustontown, were united in marriage at the home of the bride on Tuesday of last week. The bride and groom are spending their honeymoon with the former's father, George F. Shoe- maker, of King. May McMiilllu. At the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. T. J. Moore, 1719 Seventh avenue, Altoona. October 9, Frank J. May, of Pittsburg, and Miss Blanche McMul- lin, of Bedford, were united in the bonds of holy wedlock. The bride ano groom will reside in Pittsburg. limner -Fisher. On October 11 at 7 p. m. in Lutheran parsonage, Bedford, Rev. M. L. Culler united in marriage Harry Orten Brunei- and Miss Edith Mary Fisher, both of Hale. Japanese paper pasted together and the silk lines of the genuine paper are re- produced with care. Interest in the celebrated revenue stamps counterfeiting conspiracy un- earthed about six months ago by the United States secret service, and which resulted in the arrest of eight men, one a government employee, and two for- merly in the sarvice of the United States, was revived Monday, when the defendants were placed on trial before Judge McPherson in the United Statjs district court, Philadelphia. The dis- coveries of the secret service bureau in connection with the counterfeiting plot first gained publicity on April 19 last. Oa that day W. M. Jacobs, W. L. Kendig and James Burns, of Lancas- ter, were arrested. Jacobs and Kendig were charged with making an immense quantity of internal revenue stamps, which they used on their cigar boxes, and counterfeit "Monroe head" silver certificates, the engraving on which was so perfect as to cause the treasury department to call in the en- tire issue of the note. Dr. F. S. Campbell. The Democratic candidate for cor- oner, Dr. F. S. Campbell, is one of the most prominent physicians of the county. He is capable of filling any position within the gift of the people in a praiseworthy manner. money. Coming Nuptials. Dr. and Mrs, John G. Hughes, of Al- toona, have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Anna Gray Hughes, to J. Burton Cessna. The wedding will take place in the United Presbyterian church, Altoona, Tuesday evening, October 17, at eight o'clock. Dr. and Mrs. Hughes former- ly lived at Rainsburg. Mr. Cessna is a son of Prof. John H. Cessna, super- intendent of the schools of Bedford county several years ago. Weisel and A. B. Corle. Schellsburg. position. EWSFAFER! Will Want the Court House at Earlston. If those on the present Republican county ticket, who were nominated by the Thropp machine and his handy 18 or 20 delegates, who, his managers de- clared, would vote as he elect ed an effort will doubtless be made to move the court house to Earlston. It would be too inconvenient for these officers to go down every morning to get their orders to know what they were to do during the day. Church Dedication. The Salem Reformed church at Clear- ville will be dedicated to the service of Almighty God on Sunday, October 15 Services will be held at 10 a. m., and 7 p. m. Rev. 0. H. Strunk, of Schuylkill Haven, will preach. Neigh- boring clergymen will also be present. Rev. Ginder, the new minister of the charge, will be ordained and installed the same day. Special music will be furnished for the occasion. All are Mrs. Martin L Miller. The subject of this sketch died at her horns in Speelman 20, aged fifty-five years, seven months and twenty-three days. The deceased was a daughter of Caspar and Margaret Smith, of Harrison township. In 1865 she was united in marriage to Martin L. Miller. Three children blessed this G., of near Charles Stuby, of Fossilville, and John C., at home. Besides these children she is survived by her husband and three Adaline Struckmnn, Mrs. Elizabeth Hausman and Mrs Julian Beena. Funeral services were held in the Lybarger church October 2, Rev. G W. Stroup officiating. The remains were interred in the cemetery adjoining the church. Decedent was a member of the Lutheran church She was a Christian woman and he'd in the highest esteem by all who knew her. Edward W. Light Edward W. Light, who has been named by the Democrats as one of their candidates for county auditor, is a worthy young man and if elected will fill the position in a creditable invited. L. H. GISDEK, Pastor. The Right Men In the Klght Place. The Bedford Springs hotel was closed on Monday. The season at this popu- lar resort was one of the best in its his- tory. The managers, William Hecker man and R. Sewell Wright, have dem- onstrated that they are the right men in the right place. Their skilful man- agement has won many new friends for our Carlsbad of America and great- ly increased its popularity. Wolf sborg Circuit. Preaching by Rev. J. B. Polsgrove on Friday, October 13, at Rainsburg p. m.; Sunday, October Smith 10 a. m., preaching and Communion; Cumberland Valley, preaching p. FBASOIS E. PDBCELL, Pastor. The Cupid's Contracts. following marriage licenses W. H. Mortlmore. There is no more deserving man than W. H. Mortimore, Democratic nomi- nee for register and recorder. He is intelligent and honest and wiU prove faithful to any public trust imposed in him, were recently issued at Cumberland: Simon Mock and Annie Mock, of Everett. Michael Croyle, of Maria, and Hattie M. Pressell, of Brumbaugh. Oliver Denton Whited, of Defiance, and Emily Jane Mosbey, of Langdoh- dale.___________________ Humphrey D. Tate, Esq. Humphrey D. Tate, Esq., Democratic candidate for district attorney, is one of the leading lawyers "of the Bedford bar. He is a logical reasoner, an eloquent, forceful pleader and would Abraham H. Egolf. In Abraham H. Egolf the Democrats of Bedford county have an excellent candidate for commissioner. Mr. Egolf is an able, careful and conscien- tious man. IRA E. NYCUM Burned To Death Thomas, W. flay Suspected. Yesterday morning a telegram car- ried the sad news to Everett that Ira E. Nycum had been burned to death at Thomas, W. Va. No particulars were given. Mr. Nycum went to Thomas, where he had secured a clerical posi- tion, on Saturday. His wife and little daughter remained at his home in Everett. The deceased was one of the best known young men of Everett He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Nycum, of Ray's Hill, and was mar- ried to Miss Mary Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Jones, of Everett For a number of years he taught school in Bedford county. He afterward con- ducted a gents' furnishing store in Everett and for the past year was book-keeper for H. Frank Gump Hi was a member of the Methodist Epis- copal church, Everett, and leader of its choir. He belonged to the Everett fire company and other organizations. We received the following communica- tion from our Everett correspondent yesterday: FOUL PLiT SUSPECTED. October couple of telegrams were received this morning from Thomas, W. Va., stating that Ira Nycum, who recently accepted a posi- tion there in the office of "ihe Davis Coal and Coke company, was burned up in the office last night. He was staying in the office, not having moved his wife and little girl yet. Murder, with the object of robbery, is suspect- ed as the cause. Particulars not yet re- ceived. Body expected to-day. W. T. J. publican finance committee of Ohio. He explains to the officeholders that they need not fear violating the civil service law in collecting and sending money for this campaign and his circu- lar implies very clearly that Mark Hanna and the president will stand by all who take a hand in this work. The inference conveyed is almost equally clear that failure to contribute money will be to the disadvantage of the clerk receiving the notice. Many of the re- cipients of this appeal are terrorized by fear of losing their places if they do not contribute, and no doubt a good many thousands will be turned into Hanna's slush fund. As the circular is not signed by a federal officer, it is not amenable to the law, but it is in viola- tion of the spirit, if not the letter, of the act As the president and his cab- inet themselves are campaigning in the west, that is supposed to be suffi- cient hint to all officeholders to get to work; and the circular means that those who cannot go to Ohio personal- ly must send money to work for them, or take the consequences. There are various devices for making a rebellious clerk suffer, other than dismissal. His salary can be reduced, or he can be re- fused promotion, or transferred to un- desirable work. Those who receive the circulars are well aware of the treatment they will receive if they re- fuse to comply with the demands of Treasurer Burdell. During his stay in Washington Ad- miral Dewey has been the guest of Mrs. Washington McLean, the mother of John Democratic can- didate for governor of Ohio. The president and his cabinet were very anxious that Dewey should accompany them on their western campaign tour and were not a little chagrined when he declined to do BO. Of course the admiral appreciated that his prestige would be made political capital of in Ohio and elsewhere. The Republicans wanted him to be present when the president made his speeches, so as to give an apparent, although tacit, in- dorsement of the defense of the Re- publican Philippine campaign. The tenor of the president's appeals for votes will be, "We shall not falter in follow- ing up Admiral Dewey's victory at Manila." Naturally it would have been a great hit to have Dewey pres- ent and by his silence appear to admit People Who Move Hither and Thither In This Busy World. 'Mr. George S. Whysong, of Pavia, was in Bedford on Monday. Mr. J. D. Kramer, of Cumberland, attended the fair last week. Mr. John K. White.of Hyndman, was a Bedford visitor on Monday. Mr. William Gephart attended the fair at Bloomsburg this week. Mrs. C. R. Rhodes, of Hyndman, is visiting her father, Mr. John A. Cessna. Landlord A. B. Falknor, of Berlin, was in Bedford several days this week. Mr. H. E. Mason, of Osterburg, vis- ited the county capital on Wednesday. Mrs. John F. Blymyer has returned from a three weeks' visit to Philadel- phia. Mr. J. W. Geibel, of Loysburg, paid a visit to friends in Bedford on Wed- nesday. Messrs. George and James Corboy spent a few days this week in Phila- delphia. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Nave, of Centre- ville, spent Monday with friends in Bedford. Mrs. B. F. Diehl, of Friend's Cove, is visiting her son, Mr. M. E. Diehl, of Cumberland. Messrs. J. H. Stern, F. R. Dell and Frank Suters, of Everett, were in town on Tuesday. Rev. J. Q. McAtee, of Philadelphia, was a guest of relatives and fmnds in Bedford this week. Mrs. George Amick, of St. Clairs- ville, was a guest of friends in Bed- ford on Wednesday. Jlr. and Mrs. William Painter, of Hopewell, were guests of relatives asd friends in Bedford this week. Mr. I. P. Blackburn, of New York, spent Sunday with his brother, Deputy- Prothonotary E. H. Blackburn. Mrs. Nancy Cessna, Mrs. John A. Cessna and Mr. J. Roy Cessna are visit- ing relatives and friends in Omaha. Neb. Mr. C. G. Cook, airbrake inspector of the West Philadelphia car shops, wife and son are visiting Mr. Cook's brother, Mr. H. A. Cook. Alexander King, Esq., on Wednes- day went to Birmingham, Ala on a business mission. He will be in the south about two weeks. Messrs. A. E. Fyan, Robert Fyan, S. W. Wills and son Ray on Monday went to Hagerstown, lid., to attend the annual fair at that place. Messrs. Gabriel Burket, of Pavia, Frederick Brown, of Lovely, J. B. Smith, of Alum Bank, and Henry Ham- mer, of New Paris, were among Tues- day's visitors to Bedford. On Saturday Dr. L D. Blackweldcr tvent to Johnstown and from there, on Monday, to New Springfield, O, IN I Town Talk and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST Gleaned From Yarloiv Picked Up By VlclUnt portan. where he will spend a week or two with relatives and friends. Mr. J. Nelson Alsip, of Cumberland, was in Bedford a few days last week greeting old friends and making new ones. He was somewhat disguised, being minus his handsome mustache; but the sunny smile that always adorns his face revealed his identity. October Weather, According to After predicting a regular storm period for October S to 12, Rsv. Irl Hicks says: "This period will break up, after low barometer, high tem- Iiutherau Cliurcti Service. Sabbath, October 15, "St. Pleasant Valley, 10 a. m county alms- house, 3 p. m. J. W. LlNSLE, Pastor. Democratic Victory in Indianapolis. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., October The Democratic city ticket was to-day i make an 'ideal proseeotinjf officer. elected by majority. John Fletcher. We know of no man who is as popu- lar whe'ever he is known as the Dem- ocratic candidate for sheriff, John Fletcher. He makes friends wherever he goes because of his genialty, frank- ness, honesty and manliness.- These qualities admirably equip him for the position tor which he has been choaen. that the Otis campaign is merely i jl- lowing up his work in destroying Mon- tojo's fleet. The admiral declined pos- itively to go, saying he wished to visit Vermont instead. His friends are well aware of his reasons. He did not want to lend himself to a trick to beat McLean, whose mother's guest he had been since his arrival in Washington. But his refusal was not taken pleas- antly by the Republican managers who are leaving no stone unturned to elect Nash in Ohio. The leading congressmen who are coming to Washington are almost unanimous in the expectation of lively discussions of the war as soon as the winter session meets. Resolutions will be introduced promptly, setting forth the various views of the members as to what should be done with the new col- onies, and upon them prolonged and spirited debate will follow immediate- ly. It will not be overlooked that the Filipino outbreak began early in Feb- ruary and for many months has run along almost unchecked. It is not the Democrats alone who will criticise the administration's inefficient conduct of the campaign. It is from leaders upon their own side that greater Republic- an embarrassment will come. The winter promises to be one of exciting debate, the more so as the speeches made will he circulated generally in the approaching campaign by the re- spective party committees. Warren T. in Washington recently and in an inter- view said: "Mr. Bryan in 1900 will get the support of the three political elements which united on him in 1806. The Populists and Silver Republicans will aid the Democrats to elect him just as earnestly as they did three years ago. I have lately been all over I the west and I actually believe that Mr. Bryan is stronger with the masses now than he was when nominated for the presidency. He is to-day, in the eyes of the plain people, a civic hero and they regard him as their special champion." perature and storms of rain, wind and thunder, with cold, sweeping gales from the northwest. A decided change to warmer will set in on the 15th, moon being on celestial equator and at perigee on that day. "The barometer will fall rapidly at the same time, resulting first in elec- trical storms, then changing to cjld rains with probable sleet and snow northward, from the 15th to the 18th. A sharp, cold wave with frost ani freezing will bring up the rear of these disturbances, change to colder with probable sleet and snow begin- ning early in the period westward, following up closely as storm centers pass eastward. "About the 20th to 23rd a change to warmer, with general return tostorin conditions will pass from west to east over the country. The wind currents will likely be warm and southerly during most of this period, but change to much colder will follow from about the 23rd to 20 th. "A reactionary disturbance is cen- tral on the 26th and 27th. This will bring higher temperature, falling barometer and more rain or snow. These disturbances will most likely be protracted until the 29th, on and about which date thunder storms will occur ending suddenly in sweeping winds from the northwest, high barometer and cold wave." Mrs. Eben Pennell is seriously ill. Job Barefoot has purchased William Brice's dairy. The judges and attorneys were "smoked out." Thursday of last week was a big daj for our merchants. Oa October 4 Jacob S. Leonard was appointed postmaster at Fossilville. Persons in an unpleasant frame of mind do not present pleasing pictures. 0. Shaw shipped another carload of Bedford county cows to Lancaster yes- terday. Council has opened a new street from Pitt to Penn in the Anderson ad- dition to Bedford borough. The Epworth League will give a literary entertainment in the Metho- dist Episcopal church Monday night Contractor and Builder S. S. Claar and his corps of workmen are putting a new roof on the Reformed parsonage. If you want to build up a firm and lasting business remember that news- paper columns give the strongest sup- port. R. A. Stiver had three horses entered in the races which took place at El- kins. W. Va., on Wednesday and Thursday. "Kings of Low Prices." That is the title of an interesting tale on the fourth page of THE GAZETTE. Don't fail to read it Lafayette Shoenthal, of New Paris, who shot Nicholas Coplin, has given bail in the sum of for his ap- pearance at court. George R. Shuck has succeeded Earl Sill as trombone player of the Bedford orchestra, the latter having become a resident of Altoona. Near New Bueua Vista yesterday morning Lewis W. Turner's team ran off, throwing him out of the wagon and breaking his leg. Gable Go's exhibition of dress goods, ladies' coats and jackets at the fair was greatly admired by those who arc interested in such things. The Cessna, Rainsburg and Oster- burg bands, which furnished music at the fair last week, won commendation on all sides by their excellent playing. On Monday Mrs. Sarah A. Marvine, of at Hyndtnan, where she went about two weeks ago with the hope of benefiting her health She was sixty-five years old. Like the glory of many another prominent man, Dewey's fame wLll go up in an enterprising to- bacconist has named a "two-for-five" brand after the hero of Manila. Letters administration on the es- tate of Samuel W. llano, late'of Pleas- antville, have been granted to A. C. Hann; in the estate of Samuel of Union township, to Frederick Brown. On Tuesday Policeman Mock arrest- ed Lydia Rose, who was wanted at Andrew J. Steckman. Andrew J. Steckman, Democratic candidate for poor director, should receive the support of all men who are in favor of honesty in public aifairs. He is a man of excellent character and qualifications. A. Wide Field Vor Litigation. The creamery plants, or factories, aeem to be opening up a wide field for litigation in this as well as other coun- ties of the state. In Huntingdon county the subscribers to the building of a factory have refused to pay and the matter is going into the courts. A few trials of this kind will do good. The whole method of the organization of these schemes will thus be develop- ed as well as the actual cost and utili- ty of such plants and the wide publici- ty such trials will get will give the farmers a clear insight into this whole business. THE GAZETTE will keep the public posted as to all suits growing out of this business in this section of the state. Harrisburg to answer the charge of deserting her two-months-old babe. AD officer took her to the capital city on Wednesday. Among the local business men who had splendid samples of their wares on exhibition at the fair were William Brice and J. F. Blymyer, stoves; F. H. Brightbill and F. P. Gilchrist, buggies and wagons; A. B. Riddle, organs. There will be no service in the Re- formud church Sunday evening, Octo- ber 15, as the pastor, Rev. Irvin W. Hendricks, will preach the sermon at the ordination and installation of H. C. Ginder at Clearville. Regular ser- vice in the morning. The lecture on in the Presbyterian church Sunday morning by Mrs. Devore, was very Interesting and instructive. It has been well said that Mrs. Devore is a bright, earnest and impressive speaker and she easily sustained her reputation Sunday morn- ing. On Thursday of last week Elmer Taylor was found unconscious under his hack near btie Arandale, with a wound in his head, caused, it is sup- posed, by one of his horses kicking him. lie was taken to his home and received medical treatment and is now much better. County Superintendent J. Anson Wright is making arrangements for the teachers' institute, which will be held during the week commencing De- cember 18. Among the lecturers al- ready booked is Col. Henry Watterson, the brilliant orator and editor of Louisville, Ky. The Allegheny-Ohio conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church, in session at Akron, O last week, appointed Rev. L. N. Gynn pas- tor of the A. M. E. Zion church, Bed- ford. Rev. J. T. Moore, pastor of the A. M. E. Zion church, Bedford, will go to Mount Pleasant. Three of the Tennessee Warblers are stranded in Bedford. They claim that the manager of the company owes them for three weeks' work. On Mon- day night the main body of the Warblers warbled at Hopewell and Constable Earnest attached the receipts An Evening at Xenon's. The Bedford orchestra spent Wednes- day evening at the home of Hon. and Sirs. John Nelson, of Cessna. To say that the members of this popular or- ganization were delightfully enter- tained is hardly necessary, for the hos- pitality of Judge Nelson and his noble family is well known throughout the county. An enjoyable feature of the evening was a visit to the overflow, un- der the supervision of "Colonel'1 Frank Nelson, who expected to show his guests how to catch eels. But these slippery night before, when the "colonel'1 caught fifty-four pounds of them, refused to give him a chance to display his skill and remained in the background. for the trio left bshind. John Rowe, a native of Bedford county, was fatally injured while lay- ing a line of sewer pipe in Altoona Sat- urday morning. While he was in a stooping position the sides of the ditch caved in, burying him to the neck. He lingered until Monday, when he died in great agony. Decedent was aged forty years. On October 19 at Cumberland the Bedford and Cumberland football teams will lock horns. This game was scheduled for October 12, but some ot the Cumberland players were so badly hurt in a game with the Frostburg eleven that they were unable to play yesterday. Bedford's team consists of the following men J. R. Piper, James Pepple, Virgil Kegg, Ben Mock, Dan Mock, John Hughes, Clarence Home, William Rook, George Smith, Hersbberger and Charles McLaughlin. Manager Abe Hoffman believes this it the strongest eleven Bedford has ever had. ;