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   Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1901, Bedford, Pennsylvania                               VOL, 97- BEDFORD, PA., FRIDA TOTHEGIBTBEYd Those Who Have Been Called to Their Eternal Home. NECROLOGICAL RECORD. Mrs David B .Earnest, Mrs. Mary Ann Barnes, Daniel Stoler, Col Abraham Kerns Arnold, John .Leasore. Mrs Julia Ann Earnest, wife of Con- stable David B. Earnest, died at her home in Bedford early Saturday morn- ing. List June she went to Philadel- phia and submitted to an operation for a tumor. Although the operation seemed to be successful, she had been ill ever since. Mrs. Earnest was s daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cessna and was born in Cumberland on April 11, 1833. She married to David R. Earnest on Febru ary This union was blessed with nine children, seven of whom are still living. They are Mrs. Joseph- ine Barley, of Bedford township; Mrs Martha Mullen and Charles Earnest, of Pittsbnrg; Elmer Earnest, of Wil- kiaetarg; Mrs, Calvin Griffith, of Al- toona; Mrs. Wilson Adams, of Hen- dricks, W. Va., and Ross Earnest, at home. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. M. L. Culler, pastor of the Lutheran church. Interment in the Bedford eemstery. Mrs. Earnest was a faithful member of the Lutheran church for many 3 ears. She was a moat estimable woman. All of her children came home to attend the funeral. Mrs. Mary Ann llarnes. Mrs. Mary Ana Barnes died at her home in Boydstown on November 25 The deceased was aged seventy-six years, ten months and fourteen days Her maiden name was Mary Ann Kegg and she was born and raised in Cole rain township. She was united in marriage to William Barnes, who died about twenty-three years ago. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. William Stuckey, of Everett; Mrs. Rebecca Sherk, of Dakota, 111; Josiah Kegg.of Helixville, and John Kegg, of Little Shasta, Cal Servistswere held at the late nome of decedent Wednesday morning of last week and were conducted by Rev. I. W. Hendricks, of the Reformed church. The body was then taken to Friend's Cove and interred in the grave- yard at the O.d Br.ck church. Riv C. P. Wehr conducted the services in the church and at the grave. Dunlel Stoler. Daniel Stoler, one of the oldest citi- zens of Liberty township, died at his home near Sax ton oii November 33 He was a son of David Stoler and his grandfather was Mirtin Stoler, who came to America from Switzerland in 1760. The subject of this sketch was born near the farm on which he September IB, 1311. He was engaged in farming for many years. In 1S3S he was united in marriage to Miss Maria McDonald, who died several years ago. Mr. Stoler was a man of sterling integrity and won the esteem ol all with whom he came in contact. He is survived by nine children, namely, Hon. David M. Stoler, Samuel B. Sbo- ler and Jacob C. Stoler, who comprise the mercantile firm of S B D. M Stoler, of Saxton; Mrs. Mattie Eatri- ken, Misses Matilda and Sallie C Sto ler, at home; Mrs. W. S. Eiyeart, Mrs Lydia Livingston and Mrs. J. 3 En yeart, of Saxton. CoL Abraham Kerns Arnold. Abraham Kerns Arnold, colonel of the First regiment, United States Cavalry died near West Point, N Y., on No vember 33 He graduated from the military academy at that place in 1859 and served in the civil and Spanish Amerieui wars. He was twice brevet ted for gallantry during the civil war and at tue outbreak of the war with Spain he was made brigadier genera of volunteers. At the close of the wa his command was transferred from Cu ba t3 Chattanooga, Tenn. Colonel Ar n.liwasa brave, skilful soldier am aa honest, upright man. He spent hi youth in Bedford. His wife, two sons both ot whom are officers in the regu lar army, two sisters, Misses Julia and Bessie Arnold, of Bedford, and two brothers, Walter Arnold, of Chester, and Humphrey Philadelphia, survive him. John JLeasore. John Cumberland Valley, died on Friday. He was a son of the late John Leasnre. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Father Cashman, were held in St.Thomas' Roman Catho- 1 c church, Bedford, Monday morning. Interment in the Catholic cemetery Tbe deceased was seventeen years old. Seven sisters and one brother survive h'm. He was a member of the Catho- lic church. Mrs. Wilson Wearer. Mrs. Wilson Weaver died at her hnme near Saston on November 23 Sae was aged fifty-nine years, eleven months and twenty-nine days. She is survived by her husband, several chil- dren, a brother, Martin Hyssong, of B.-addock, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Martin, of Six ton. r the Life of Former State Senator John Sheridan Weller. A puHication entitled, ''The Slate and Members of the Leg- slatureof Pennsy vania, contains the following thumb-nail ketch of the life of Hon. J S. Weller, ho, as announced in THE GAZETTE ast week, has gone to Pittsburg to practise law: ;John Sheridan Weller, of Bedford county, who represents the Thirty- ixth senatorial district, composed of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton counties, born in Northampton township, Somerset county, November 1, 1867, nd soon thereafter his parents moved o Hyndman, Bedford county. He at- ended the public schools of that borough and in 18S5 entered the Penn- ylvania State college. After the usual in that institution he was grad- uated a civil engineer in 1389, but after >ractising that profession for a year determined to read law and for that rarpcsa entered the office of Messrs. lussell Longenecker, as a registered itudent. After two years of diligent 'eading he was admitted to practise at .he Bedford bar in 1391 and has since >een admitted to membership of the >arsof the federal courts and the state, raperior and supreme courts. fortunate in his ef- orts, Mr. Weller made rapid progress >oth in popular favor and success in 'Harness and in the fall of 1S93 he was elected district attorney of Bedford county and served with satisfaction to he public until January, 1897. From he time of his admission to the bar he began taking an active interest in politics and has been twice elected ihairman of the Republican county lommittee, his management material- y contributing to the advantage of la 1893 senator THUMB-NAIL SKETCH lis party in each instance, he was nominated for state and in November was elected over his Democratic opponent by majority. Being opposed to the methods of the machine dominant n his own party and out of love for .he principles of the Republican party ks Lincoln, Blaine and Garneld knew and taught them, he identified him- self with the independent contingent the legislature immediately af- er the assembling of that body and his facility in debate soon brought iim into prominence in the councils of his associates. When the McCarrel ury bill was forced forward for con- uderation Mr. Weller led the opposi- ;ion and reasoned with such force that he at once established himself among he strong lawyers and capable dis- mtants on the iloor. Admirably Bounded in legal propositions and splendidly equipped with oratorical ibility, be met and repulsed every at- tack upon his position and would have >een sustained by an overwhelming vote of the senate if reason had ruled instead of party expediency and polit- ical passion. During the session of 1899 Senator Weller served on the committee on forestry, judicial appor- tionment, judiciary general, pensions and gratuities and railroads and street passenger railways. He is an inde- fatigable worker and a man ot vast capacity as well as endurance, so that he was able to give ample time to the work on the committees to which he was assigned." Mr. Weller has been appointed at- torney for an Electric Railway C3m- pany whose line extends from Pitts- burg to Wheeling, W Va. Hu will no doubt soon forge his way to the front rank of the Smoky City barristers. THE GAZETTE wishes him unbounded CO.OITHOOBL Verdict of the Jury In Several Civil Cases. PETITIONS PRESENTED. Auditors Motions For Trials Tiled-Decision III Estate of J. B. Williams, late of Everett borough, deceased, petition of Katharine Williams, administratrix, to sell real estate to pay debts filed, and ordered granted to sell at either private or public sale. Estate of Jacob S. Brown, late of South Wcodbury township, deceased, petition of administrators and coasent of mortgagee to sell real estate of de- oedent discharged from lien of a first mortgage filed. Estate of Mary Clear, late of Kim- mell township, deceased, order to sell real estate filed and approved. Bond to be given in Estate of Sarah Burket, late of King township, deceased, order to sell real estate filed and approved. Bond in 81 600 filed and approved. Terms cash. Bond of D. N. Byers, tax collector of Woodbury township, filed and ap- proved. The account of Robert 0. Babbitt, receiver of the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Railroad company, filed. Ex- ceptions to the account were filed by the Provident Life and Trust company of Philadelphia, also by the City Trust, Safe Deposit and Surety company of Philadelphia, and rule awarded, re- turnable to argument court on Decem- ber 20, 1901. Assigned estate of J. S. Biddle, late of South Woodbury township, order of sale con tinned. William P. Sehell, appoint- ed auditor in the assigned estate of C. G. Masters, of Everett borough. Frank E. Colvin, Esq., was appointed auditor in the eftate of S. A. Gump, late of Everett borough. William P. Sehell, appoint- ed master in the divorce proceedings of Alice Leasure vs. Somerfield Leasnre. CIVIL CASES. J. Frank Reed, collector of Bedford borough, vs. A. Enfield. In this case the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant. A motion for a new trial has been filed by the plain- tifi. Susan Barley vs. William L. Fyan, summons in assumpsit. Plaintiff claims the sum of for farm pro- duce. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for the sum of 366 THE DAY INSTRUCTORS Meeting of Poor Directors. Among the principal bills paid by the poor directors at their monthly meeting on Wednesday were the fol- lowing: J. W. Lessig, outdoor relief for November, S168 50; Blackburn, Hammer Co., groceries, 835 70; R J. Wertz, pork, A. H. Diehl, feed, S30 41; S. F. Statler, dry goods, 333; Simon Oppenheimer, clothing, 824 30; Cleaver Galley, coal, S47.30; J D book account, James Feight, care of Harry Litta, 830; 0 C Redic, treasurer of Butler borough, care of Divid Lindsay, The total amount of the bills paid is 10 The case of the Butler overseers vs. the directors of Bedford county was compromised for 8330. This suit had been in the Bubler county court since 1896 The controversy grew out of a claim for the support of David Lindsay and wife, who formerly lived in Mon- roe township. Friday Sight's Concert. The concert given in Ridenour Hall Friday night under the supervision of Gaorge Thompson was greatly enjoyed by those present. The programme ren- dered was BIB follows 1. Mazurka ____ bmith Instrumental duet 3 Miss Corle, Mr. Thompson. Vocal Miss Galley and Mr. Gephart. Vocal Ake Mr. Thompson. and Flowers........Tobani Mrs Eendricks. Italians ..Owen Meredith Miss Cleaver. Instrumental de3 Uhlaus, M. P. Heckerman et al. vs. Maria C. Minnich, executrix of John G. Min- nich, deceased, and Maria 0. Minnich, and the devisees of John G, Minnich, deceased; scire facias sur mortgage. Some years ago J. Frank Minnich was appointed treasurer of Bedford county, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James A. Henderson, and was re- quired to give a bond. His father, John G. Minnich, with some ten or twelve other gentlemen in and around Bedford, went on his bond. At the end of his term of office it was found that he was indebted to the county. To make this indebtedness good, his father, John G. Minnich, and his mother, Maria C. Minnich, gave a mortgage to the plaintiffs. Plaintiffs claim that while J. Frank Minnich was treasurer of Bedford county, John G Minnich was one of his sureties and, as such, was liable; that the mortgage tvas given for the purpose of paying the balance due by J. Frank Minnich; that the mortgage was not executed by duress or upon threats by mort- gagee. The defendants claim that the mortgage was not executed for the debt of the original mortgage, and that it was executed through duress and upon threats of mortgagee, of an indictment and conviction of J. Frank Minnieh, who had been treasurer of Bedford county. The case was given to the jury on Thursday of last week and as they had not agreed upon a verdict at 3 o'clock, Judge John M. Bailey, wishing to return to his home, appointed Judge Jacob H. Longeneck- er to receive the verdict. The jury returned a verdict that they find for the defendant. A motion for a new trial was filed by the plaintiffs. In the hearing before Hon. J. H. Longenecker some time ago of the equity case filed by the City Trust, Safe Deposit and Surety company of Philadelphia, our court was asked to appoint a receiver for the Everett Water company and the Everett Light, Heat and Power company, and that the mortgage against the companies be foreclosed and the properties sold to pay their debts. To this bill Mary G White, mother of John K. White, a stockholder in said companies, filed an answer and asked leave to intervene and show that the mortgage was not properly made and that it should be set aside and canceled. The hearing in this case occupied two or three days and both sides were represented by able counsel. On December 2, 1901, Secured for the County Institute Are Pop- ular As Public Speakers. Not every teacher who is skilful in the class room is successful also upon the, institute platform. An institute instruc'or must depend for success not only upon the practical school room application of the instruction he gives but also upon power to pre- sent his'instruction in such manner as to bold the attention of a large body of teachers. It is therefore fortunate that any one of the day instructors to appear in Bedford at the next county institute is sufficiently popular as a public speaker to be included at some institutes upon the staff of evening lecturers. For instance, Prof. George P. Bible, principal of the State Normal school at East Stroudsburg, is not only a practical teacher and instructor but also an elocutionist of exceptional ability. He has appeared on lecture courses with such men as Bain, Con- well, Burdette and Nourse and always held his own. Prof. Deatrick, of the Kutztown State Normal school, is well known both as an instructor and as a lecturer. Dr. M. G. Brumbaugh says of him: "I know of no one who has been able more successfully to bring the latest things in Psychology vividly and in- telligibly before the teachers of the state." Prof. S. Y. Gillan, another of the instructors, is at present conducting a series of institutes in the state of Oregon, and State Superintendent Ackerman writes: "He is one of the strongest institute workers in the United States. My judgment is not based on hearsay alone but on personal observation." William Hawley Smith says of Prof. Gillan: "He knows what to do and how to do it and can do it Ha can be counted on every time." Wills Becently Filed. Mrs Hetty of East Prov- idence township, gives 15 to each of her five children and the balance of her real estate and personal property to her daughter-in-law, Margaret E Spen- cer. John B. Spencer is appointed ex ecutor. Henry Shoenthal, late of New Paris, bequeaths all of his real estate and per- sonal property to his wife as long as she remains his widow. After her death the property is to be equally di- vided among testator's children with the exception of his son, Levi Shoen- thal, who is to receive 1500 less than the rest of the heirs. Ha stipulates that a trust fund of one-seventh of all his estate shall be invested at interest the income fram such fund to be given to his daughter Bella, to be paid to her semi-annually during her lifetime. After her death the principal of the trust fund is to be divided among her brothers and sisters in equal shares. William J. Shoenthal is appointed ex. ecutor. Samuel Teeter, late of South Wood- bury township, stipulates that all ot his real estate be appraised by Charles L. Buck, Jacob H. Snoberger and LsvJ H. Biddle and if any of his legal heirs elect to take any or all of said real estate at said appraised value, such heirs shall have such land or lands at the aforesaid appraised value. Dece- dent's son Samuel J. shall have the opportunity to take any of the farms, being followed in turn by his daughter, Mary Kern, and next by the two daughters of S. It his heirs decline to take any or all of the appraised real estate it is to be soli and the proceeds equally divided among all of his heirs except his daughter Margaret Furry, whohas already taken her choice of his farms. Charles F Furry is named as executor. A WEEK'S lappenings of the Past Seven Days. THE IMPORTANT EVENTS DECEMBER ESTABLISHED IN 1805. Colled From All Quarters of the Globe nod Condensed For Busy Items. A THANKSGIVING DIALOGUE. David Nation has been granted a divorce from his wife, Mrs. Carrie Nation, the Kansas saloon smasher. The convention of the American Federation of Labor, comprising 300 delegates, representing work- ingmen, is in session in Scranton. Governor Stone, Mrs Stone and sev- iral members of the executive's official household Tuesday night started for Mexico, to be gone until December 24 The ferryboats Sausalito and San Rafael collided in a dense fog in San Francisco bay Saturday night and the San Rafael sank. Three of her passengers were drowned. J. M. Taylor, of Riverside county, California, has a sweet potato which measures more than six feet from tip to tip; the greatest circumference is not more than seven inches. Viewers have condemned that sec- tion of the Harrisburg and Chambers- burg turnpike between Carlisle and larrisburg and awarded tbe company which owned it for the 15 miles n question. William Rung, an employee of the Huntingdon Reformatory, was seized with hiccoughs Sunday evening which continued without cessation until Mon- day morning, when he died. He was almost a giant and a noted athlete. The president has appointed Thom- as B Ferguson governor of Oklahoma, vice William M. Jenkins, removed "be- cause of his improper connection with a contract between the territory and the Oklahoma Sanitarium company." On Monday the South Carolina and West Indian exposition was formally opened at Charleston, President Roose- velt in Washington touching a button which set the machinery in motion. Senator Dapew delivered the oration. Near Altoona Sunday morning Mrs. Carl W. Burk and her four children, ranging in years from 16 to 8, were burned to death, her husband being the only survivor of the family. It is thought that the fire was started by a dog upsetting a lighted lamp. On Tuesday the message of Presi- dent Roosevelt was read in the senate and house by their respective clerks, resolutions appointing committees to consider the report by what token of respect and affection it may be proper for congress to express its regret over the death of Mr. McKinley were adopt- ed, and the senate and the house ad- purned. The house will meet again to-day. The senate met on Wednes- day. The message is long, printed in- stead of written, and covers many topics. Among its recommendations are the suppression of anarchy, public- ity for creation of a depart- ment of commerce, revision of immi- gration laws, no general revision of the tariff, fitting of Filipinos for self- rule, increase of navy but not of army, preservation of forests and building of an isthmian canal. Interesting Conversation Between Cwsar and Fompey. Ctesar and Pompey met on Thanks- giving Day after a long separation. Having shaken hands and inquired after eaetrotherVhealtb, and abused the weather, according to the custom of polite society, the following conver- sation took place: Csssar: Well, Pomp, whar you ben to-day? Pomp: Ihasjes come from church. Don't you know dis Thanksgivin Day? Whar you ben? Caeiar: Me? I ben waitin for Thanks- givin. Pompey: Waitin? What you wait- in fur? What you mean? Ore jar: Why, you see, me, and the leadin lawyers, and merchana, and doctors, and fine ladies of this here town; well, we keeps Thanksgivin dis here way. We goes down town to de office or de store, and we tends to bus- iness, and reads de papers, while at home de turkies am roastin, an de hams is bilin, an de is cookim an de punkin pies is bakin; den when we an de leadin law- yers, an de doctors, an de' merchans gets home de table is ipread an we all sets down, with our frens an chilren ,an we keeps Thanksgivin. I tall you we does Pompey: THE 57TH National Legislative Body Is In Ses- sion Again. MEMBERS SWORN IN. The Democratic Minority Is Prepared for Strenuous Opposition To of Republican aiajority. You call dat Thanks giv- PERSONAL NOTES. Bohin McGirr and Smith. (Selected) .Misses Gailey and Mrs. Simon, mother of William E. Simon, of Lincoln street, died at her home in Hopewell, Bedford county, Monday. Mr. Simin will attend the funeral News. David Dorsey Dlttmar. David Dorsey, son of C. Wenner and Lillian Dittmir, of Loysburg, died on November 34, aged four years and twenty-seven Rsv. A F. Nice conducted the funeral services. William C. Schnyler. William C. Schuyler, son of Rev. W. H Sct-uylcr, formerly of Everett, died at Ballefonte on November 35 The deceased was twenty-three years old. Congest Court yarned. A despatch from Harrisbnrg, Decem- ber 3, sayf: -'Governor Stone to-day appointed Judges White, of Indians; Bell, of Blair, and Bailey, o( Hunting- don, a commission to hear and dete mine the judicial contest fr, m Cam- bria county. The contestant Judge A. V Baker, Republican, who was de- feated by Francis J. O'Connor, D.mo- crat, on the face of the returns, by 71 Totet. the petition alleges that 900 illegal votes were cast for O'Connor, and ia signed by sixty-eight citizens of Cambria county. The papers were approved by Attorney General Elkin. It is expected the commission will con- Teat within ten days." Cleaver, Messrs Horn and Gapbart Piano Melody in F Rubenstfin Miss Home. Lament.......from Sen Hur MIES Galley. from the Burgomaster, Mr. Thompson. Sunday School Rally. The Bedford County Sunday School Union will hold a rally at Fairview Christian church, beyond Hewitt, on Wednesday evening, December 3, and all day Thursday. Dr.Roads, of Phila- delphia, will be there. Bedford county has been divided into Sunday school districts. This rally is for Mann Monroe and Southampton Cumberland Couriei- Hon. J. H. Langenecker filed his opinion, in which he sustains the validity of the mortgage and appoints Thomas F. Bailey, Esq, of Hunting- don, master, and directs him to sell the properties of both the Everett Water company and the Everett Light, Heat and Power company, Ofuoes Filled by Bedford Conutlans. John R, Wertz, of Chappell, Due county, Neb has been visiting I1 is mother and family in Cumberland Vtl- ley township during the past two or three weeks. Mr. Wertz left his home here when a slender boy of eighteen years and weighing 140 pounds. He now comes back in robust health weighing 235 pounds He was the Democratic candidate for county treas- urer in Duel county this year and was elected by a good majority, although the county is Republican by nearly 200. He is the first Democrat, the youngest man, now thirty, and the only single man ever elected to that office in the county. In canvassing for election he traveled over a territory 33 miles wide and 80 miles long and spent every working day in two months in electioneering, riding often 30 to SO miles a day. The office of county treas- urer there is salaried at but, like the office here, is worth much more. He is a member of the firm of Wertz Bros., merchants, the other part- ner being his brother William, who went west from here in 1897. The firm sells hardware, lumber, coal and farm implements to a trade extending sixty around them and has met with deserved success. Bedford county is well represented in official life in Duel county. Three of our former citizens were elected this year. W. H. McEldowney, a son of A J.' McEldowney, of Rainsburg, was elected sheriff. Dr Hosea Hudson, who lived at Centreville about 30 years ago, is the present coroner of the county and has been re-elected and now Mr. Wertz is elected county treas- urer. All are leading citizens there in the business and social walks of life. Deeds Recently Recorded. Harry F. Ott to Edwad M. Smith, 3 tracts in Colerain township; consider- ation Henry W. Smith to Edward M. Smith, 90 acres in Colerain township; consider- ation Henry W. Smith, by executor, to Edward M. Smith, 30 acres in Colerain township; consideration Colonial Iron company to Margaret Noel, 13 acres in Broad Top township; consideration 8195. John F. Burket to Minnie Burket, 79 icres in Hopewell township; con alteration 85. J. W. Madore, trustee, to Charles N. Mirtz, lot in Hyndman borough; con- sideration 8200... T David Steel's heirs, by attorney, to Samuel Ritchey, 314 acres in Hopewell township; consideration 8196. Jacob C. Gordon to Frank Mower, lot in Rainsburg borough; consideration 8150 H. H. Barton, by administrator, to Minnesota McGraw, tract in East Prov- idence township; consideration 8368. H. H. Barton, by administrator, to H. A Smith, 5 acres in East Providence towrship; consideration 8335. in, Coeiar Cassar: Sartiuly, Pompey. Isn't that what de lawyers calls it, an de merchans calls it ,an de doctors calls it, an de rich people calls it? Sartiu- ly I calls it, we all it, Thanks- givin. Pompey: But, Caejar, don't you snow dat de president, an de gover- nors, an de preachers didn't call us to eat turkey, an punkin pis dey know we eat em widout esllin. But dey call ui, yes, call de lawyers, an de merchans, an de doctors, an de rich peoples, an us colored pussons to meet in church, an give thanks to de great God who made dese things and everything else. Eitin aint givin thanks. If I give you a apple an you eat it an say nothing, is that thanking me for it? Csesar: Sartiuly not But you aint God, Pomp; you sartinly aint God. Pompey: But, Crossr, if Gad hand you de apple, what you do? Cssaar: Why I thanks Him like enny gentleman would, Pompey: And yet da lawyers, an de merchans, an de doctors, an de rich gemmin, an ladies go home an eat de turkeys and de hams, an de ta- ters.an de punkin pies, which de good God gives yon, and drink His water, an other things stronger dan water, an not one word of thanks in church or out of ehnrch. You call that thanks- givin? Caesar: Well, Pomp, you does make our a powerful strong case agin us. Now, old fellow, what would you do? Pompey: Well, Ctsaar, I tell yon. You go an bring em all wid you, dese lawyers, an. merchans, an doctors, an fine ladies, an in church jine in thanksgivin to God, Caesar: Well, now, Pompey, does you really snperpoie dat I could bring all dese folks to thanksgivin in church? Why, I has already heerd em talkin about it. Dare is old Miss Jaw- bone. She say, she ain't a-gwine to let her turkey scorch for no president, an no guvner, an nobody else. An she has more Amena than any preacher in dis town. An dere is Miss Susie Gos- lin. She say, only de spinsters go to thanksgivin church. She ain't no spin- ster, an she aint gwine. An so say her young friens, they aint spinsters uuther. An there's old Mr. Sheeps- too many hypocrites in church for him. Aa dere is Liwyer Catchem; he say, he got to go to his office to make money to pay for his his ham, an his good things. An dere is Mr. Sellgoods; he say, does anybody think I g trine to neglect my customers? An dere is Mrs. Tur- pentine; she say, only common folks goto ohnrch Thanksgivin Day, she not gwine. Pompey, you think I get dese pussons to go to church on Thanksgivin Day Pompey: Well, Crciar, you is got yourself in bad company. And now I tell you what you do. Dey is turned their backs, dose lawyers, an doctors, an merchans, an rich folks, an some culered pussons like you, on de president, an on de gnvners, an on de preachers, an on de good Lord, an now what must you do? Why, you must turn your back on dem, an as Special Correspondence of the GAZETTE. WASHISSTOH, December last congress is in session. Promptly at noon yesterday the gavels of Senator Frye, the new president of the senate, and of Alexander McDowell, clerk of the house, called those bodies to order and the opening session of the Fifty- seventh congress was thereby inaugu- rated. In the senate Senator Hanna was promptly recognized by the chair- man and, in a few well chosen words, informed his colleagues of the death of President McKinley and moved ad- journment out of respect to the deceas- ed. The motion carried unanimously. In the house the members were sworn in, the speaker, General Henderson, and the other officers elected, seats chosen by lot, with the exception of that of ex-speaker, Galusha A Grow, who, in accordance with precedent, was per- mitted to choose his seat before the lottery commenced. The Democratic minority, which completed its organization in caucus on Saturday, though small in numbers, is prepared for vigorous action and strenuous opposition to the extrava- gant expenditures of public funds which is characteristic of the Republic- ans when in control of both congress- ional chambers. As I have already predicted in these letters, Representative Richardson, of Tennessee, was nominated for the speakership, a purely complimentary nomination but one that carries with it the leadership of the Democratic forces in the current congress. Mr. Richardson's ability as a parliamenta- rian, his quiet but determined methods of warfare and the gentle and digni- fied manner with which he can exco- riate his opponents when their indif- ference to the public welfare demands it, all combine to render him excep- tionally well qualified for the respon- sibilities of his position. Republican majorities in both house and senate are too large to permit of the Democrat; taking the initiative in the introduction of needed legislation but they will persistently and con- sistently urge the reduction of the tariff, at least in so far as its provi- sions are prohibitive, whether they see that such reduction will be most surely accomplished by the ratification of reciprocity treaties or by a change of the tariff schedules. An especial eSort will be mide to secure the abolition of the war revenue tariff. It will be remembered that the original war revenue bill, justified only on the ground that this country was at war with Spain, aimed at providing an extra income of per annum. Last session, tbe Republicans having announced that the war was over, an eflbrt was made to secure the repeal of the law, the Democrats using every means in their power to relieve the people of this un- necessary burden; but they succeeded only in so far as they compelled the Republicans to pass a measure which reduced the revenues by The remaining a year has continued to accumulate in the treas- ury until the surplus has assumed proportions which the Republican sec- retary of the treasury has been forced to admit are inimical to the welfare of the country. A constant effort at retrenchment in expenditures and the curtailment of extravagant appropriations will be exerted and it is hoped that unity of action under the direction of an able leader may accomplish much along these lines Legislation calculated to control or suppress the trusts will be demanded by the Democrats and the anti-trust measure, which the Republicans buried in a senate committee last session, will be resuscitated and many Repub- lican congressmen will be placed in a position where they will be compelled to vote for it or absolutely stultify themselves and violate the pledges People Who Move Hither and Thither In Inn KMT World. Mrs. Charles Enfield, of Boston, a guest at the home of Dr. A. Enfield. Miss May Gilchriat, ot Cumberland, spent Thanksgiving with friends in Bedford. Miss Emma Poorbaugh, of Berlin, the guest of her sister, Mrs, Dr. Amos C. Daniels. Mr. Frank Ake, of Philadelphia, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ake. Mr. Charles E. Middleton spent a few days last week with in Philadelphia. Mrs Frank E. Colvin and spent last week with relatives and friends in Hyndman. Miss Mary Hodel is visiting her brother, Mr. Joseph H. Hodel, and friends in Pittsbnrg. Mr. Isaac Bagley and family and Mr. Samuel Stiles and family have moved to Indiana, Pa. Mr. Ellis Dunkle, of Snake Spring Valley, has gone to Altoona, where he will spend the winter. Mr. John Wy. Boor, of PitUburg, spent a few days here last week with his wife and children. Messrs. Hugh and Ross Moore, of Wilkinsburg, are spending a week or two with friends in Bedford. Mr. M. B. Barndollar and Howard Cessna, Esq, of Everett, attended to legal business in Bedford on Monday. Rev. Dr. Cyrus Cort and son, of Sabillasville, Md., were guests of Dr. Cort's sister, Mrs. Dr. A. C. Daniels, last week. Mr. J. E. Gump, salesman for Digge, Kerns Co Baltimore, spent Thanks- giving with relatives and friends in Bedford. Mr. Stephen Weimert, of Hopewell, and Mr. James P. Buffalo Mills, were in Bedford between trains on Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Kiser, of Pittsburg, were guests of Mrs. Kiser's father, Mr. William Hartley, Jr., a few days last week. Mr. Wilson Adams, of Hendricks, W Va., was ainong those from a distance who attended the funeral of Mrs. David R. Earnest on Monday. Mrs Nancy Cessna is spending the winter in Cadiz, 0., with her son, Mr William S. Cessna, cashier of the First National bank at that place. Mr. 0. 0. Redic, treasurer of Butler borough, was in town this week on s business mission. Mr. Redic was a colonel in the civil war and a former sheriff of Butler county. Mr. Frederick Scheid, wife and daughter Nellie, ot Duquesne, spent several days ia Bedford this week. Mr. Scheid formerly lived here and was warmly greeted by his many friends. His wife and daughter will remain in Bedford until after the holi- MENTIONED IN BRIEF, Town Talk and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST VurtoQl PolaU Picked Dp Bjr VlfUaBt Re- porters. Our Internal Revenue District. Collector Herahey, of the Ninth in- ternal revenue receipts at for the month of Novem- ber, as follows: Beer, spirits, special tax, 8761 56; documentary tax, 55; proprie- tary tax, tobacco, 83 836 SO; cigars, snuff, 841.18, miscellaneous, 8859 12. Welsh-Hoover. At Trinity Lutheran parsonage, Bedford, on November 27 Albertus Welsh, of York, and Hies Cora Hoover, of Fishertown, were united in mar- riage by Rev. M. L. Culler, Thanksgiving Services. The union Thanksgiving services in the Presbyterian church Thursday morning of last week were not aa largely attended as they should have been. All of the ministers of Bedford took part in the services and the ling- ing was led by a union choir. The Thanksgiving sermon by Rev. Dr. Thomas Duncan, rector of St. James' Protestant Episcopal church, was a masterly discourse. Dr. Duncan, in an interesting and instructive manner, discussed the many things for which we should be blessings, some in livery and others in disguise, were pointed out in a helpful way. A collection for the relief of the poor was taken up. Meeting of Town Council. At the regular' monthly meeting of town council Monday evening the fol- lowing bills were paid: James Grouse, 835; Bedford Electric Light company, 8159.BU; S. C. Ritchey, D W. Beam, (5.40; I. D. Earnest, (3; Brice Hardware company, (6.53; Jamei Wag- (13 09; James McPherson, (14 53; Charles Miller, (16.33; John Weigh, 37.70; Thomas O'Shea, Samuel Stile, (3.30; Harry Grouse, (16.61; Bedford book store, (141. Treasurer W. B Mock's monthly report was received and filed. It showed the following balance in the treasury: Borongb 16S2 36 Water Fund....................... 857211 Status of Our New Possessions. The supreme court of the United States has decided the last of the famous test cises involving the status of this country's new possessions. By the decision the court formally recog- nizes the Philippine islands as domes- tic territory and holds that goods from the Philippines cannot be taxed at the ports of the United States. This de- cision is of the greatest importance, as it decides the vital question of whether the Philippines are to be regarded as subject territory or domestic territory. The court has also handed down a de- cision in the second Dooley case, siding with the government. This case had o do with Porto Rico and the supreme court again took the ground that the Foraker act was constitutional. Sum- ming up the decisions handed down last May and on Monday, the status of this country's new possessions is as follows: Porto Rico and Hawaii are domestic territory, the former by cession, al- though the tariff measures passed by congress are constitutional. The Philippines are domestic terri- tory and products from the islands must be admitted free of duty to this country.___________________ Among those who ate their Thanks- giving dinner with relatives and friends in Bedford are Messrs. H. O. Kline and B. F. Wilson, of Pittabnrg; C. W. Bruner, of Foltz, of Tyrone; W. H. Reynolds, of Cum- berland, and J. T. Gephart, of Hun- tingdon. Mr. William D Thompson, who re- cently bought a grocery store in Salis- bury, was the guest of his father, Mr Frank Thompson, a day or two last week. Mr. Thompson is an excellent young man and possesses splendid bus- iness qualifications. We wish him suc- cess in his new field of labor. The Rev. D. S. Poling, of South Fork, one of the oldest ministers in the Pitts- burg conference of the United Evan- gelical church, went to Hyndman, Bed- ford county, to-day to visit relatives. He came to the city this forenoon, leaV ing over the Somerset Cambria Branch at 2 o'clock Jdhawtomn TrQmme, Uncle Sam Buys Danish An Associated Press despatch from Copenhagen says: "A full agreement has been reached between Denmark and the United States for the sale of the Danish West Indies. The treaty will probably be signed this week at Washington. The price fixed is be- tween and Total.......... 16324.47 The finance committee was directed to call in and pay off of water Marriage licenses. John H. .Feather, of Pavia, and Lydla Walter, of Lovely. James Sutton, Jr., of Olearfield, and IiiUian. B. Barnhart, bf'rMttsburg. f i. Graduating Day We have received an invitation to at- tend the Graduating Day exercises at Peirce school, Philadelphia, Friday evening, December 20 Col A. K Mc- Clure will be the presiding officer, Col Henry Watterson will make the annual address, Prof. 3 A. Luman, vice-prin- cipal Peiree school, will present the diplomas. Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith will address the gradu- ates and Rev. George E. Reed, presi- dent of Dickinson college, will pro- nounce the benediction. Music will be furnished by the Philharmonic orches- tra. Vice-Principal Luman is a native of Hyndman and was formerly one of the leading teachers of Bedford county. Since going to the City of Brotherly Love his rise in the ranks of the educa- tors has been rapid and is due to his pluck, push, energy and enthusiasm in the work. the Thanksgiving services is over to- day you go to church next Sunday, and den you thank God. MB. send the above talk between Caaiar and Pompey for the study of your readers with some criticisms of my own. I think CsBsar and Pompey were both somewhat in error, especially Caesar. I am of opin- ion that the lawyers and doctors and merchants and fine ladies, of whom Coesar makes a shield to protect him- self from the arrows of critics, have not designed bo turn their backa on God, nor upon his servants, the presi- dent and the governors and the preach- ers. But, trained by the politics of the times to look upon public expres- sions and invitations as differing from those in private as mere formal- have neglected them without any design to offend or show disrespect. Still I submit, what a little thought will show them, that they are mistak- en, and without intending it, are doing harm to the cause of their Gad and Maker. For Casaar is only one of a large class not only of colored but white people, who in religion, as well as in other things, follow the lead of the lawyers and doctors and merchants and fine ladiea to whom Cresar refers. As to Mrs Jawbone, who staid at home to keep her turkey from scorching, we can all sympathize with her and her Amen friends; for none of us like to eat a dried up and scorched turkey. But we would suggest to her to make arrangements beforehand to get some one to watch the turkey, or what ia better, to so time her dinner that she can attend to the turkey herself and go to the Thanksgiving services, too. As for Miss Susie Goslin, we will take the lib- erty of informing her, that all single ladies are spinsters, not simply those which they made in the recent cam- paign. The Democrats realize that small as may be their numbers, they have the American people back of them in their fight on the trusts and they will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to force the Republican majori- ty to heed the people's wish. At the Democratic caucus held Sat- urday morning, after Mr. Richardson had been nominated for speaker, Mr. Kerr, of Pennsylvania, for clerk, etc., a number of resolutions were present- ed and eventually referred to a com- mittee which was instructed to report to a caucus to be held on January 10 The resolutions included a condemna- tion of the highly protective features of the tariff, a condemnation of the trusts and of all legislation which enabled American manufacturers to sell to foreign producers more cheaply than to American consumers; an ex- pression favoring just and generous treatment of Porto Rico and Cuba; an expression of opposition to the ship subsidy bill as presented at the last session and to all measures designed to use the public funds for the benefit of private interests They also express- ed determination to insist on the "sa- cred force of the fundamental Ameri- can rule of democratic self-govern- ment" and opposition to any colonial form of government. Other resolu- tions provided for the internal govern- ment o( the Democratic minority; con- demned the solicitation of patronage from the administration and opposed any change in the existing standards of values, the latter resolution being favored by eastern and opposed by western Democrats. Sunday School Convention. Following is the programme for a convention of the Koontz and New Enterprise Sunday schools, to be held at New Enterprise, December 7 and 8: SATURDAY SVESINO. Sermon by J. B. Emmert. SONBAT MOBK1NG. Teachers'meeting. 0.30 Sunday school. 10.30 Sermon to the young people. SDNDAT AFTIBSOON. Devotional exercises, 2 o'clock. The duty of the older people to the Sunday school Duties of a teacher to his cla .Jacob Koontz IBS, W. H. Mentzer. Essential qualities of a Sunday school superintendent........D. T. Detwiler. SUNDAY IVESINO. Opening exercises, 7 o'clock. Advantages of local Sunday school meet- ings .....................J. B. Emmert. How to interest young men in order to secure better attendance in Sunday school.............Emmert Replogle. Read S. S. Uetxger's new ad. on the fourth page. "100 in kweer Ridenonr Hall December 20. Choice Bedford county are wiling readily ltd a bushel. The president's manure appears on the third page of THS QAZBTTK. At Ridenour Hall Leak; Lor Lujr Landlubber." Reid Hidenoer's "Cheerful Call to Chrittmas Buyers" on the fourth pace. The Brice Hardware company's new ad. on the fourth page will interest JOB. A ball will be held at the Metro- politan hotel, Choioe, this eve- ning. On Monday while Fred Gardner mi hauling coal one of his hones dropped dead. Nellie Bain and daughter. Mile Lizzie Bain, an domiciled at the Union hotel for the winter. Tom Bates, whose obituary been published intwoor three of the county alive and well. On Wednesday Attorney Samuel and wife celebrated the fiftieth anni- versary of their marriage. 'Earl; Christmas la the text of Barnett's big ad. on the fourth page. Of course you'll read it J. Scott Corle will move of goods into new store room in the Blymyer building next Monday. Slippery have caused many to 'keep in de mid- dle ob de road' the pact few Dr. Christopher P. Calhonn.of Altoo- na, has been granted a pension of (SO. Dr. Calhoun formerly lived in Bedford. Many of our have made a great deal more money from their than from their wheat this year. St Proteitant Episoopal church, Bev. Dr. Duncan, rector- next Sunday at 10 10 a. m. No service at night. Daisy Welahonce, whose we mentioned hut week, is atill in a critical condition, but are now entertained for her recovery. Mr. and Harry Gilchriat were in Philadelphia this week. While in the Quaker City purchased a stock of Roods for her millinery store. The arrival of a fine girl baby at the home of Elias Gibson Sunday evening is responsible for the smile that illu- minates the face of our assistant poet- muter. The size of the Philip Shoemaker farm advertised for aale in THX GA- ZETTE is 182 and 37 perches, In- stead of 82 and 5? perches, as stated in the ad. last week. Prof. W. J. Dailey, of Frostburg, Md., opened a School of Dancing and Deportment in Dunkle'i Hall Tueeday evening. About forty of our young men and women have joined the clan. The Bedford School of Music will give a at the home of Lyons next Wednesday evening, De- cember at half pastsevju. Admission 10 All are cordially invited. The claims for sheep for the year 1901, filed in the commiuion- ers' office amount to The dog taxes for the ume period will be about The will soon begin to pay A short time ago Louis Saupp, ex- treaaurer of Bedford county, had a cataract removed from right eye. Mr. Saupp'i host of will be glad to know that the operation successful and that sight has been restored. On Saturday Mr. and G. Calvin Diehl and their niece, Nellie Boor, re- moved to West Newton, where Mr. Diehl has secured a position com- pcsitor on the Ttmes. He it a skilful printer and a reliable young man. THE GAZETTE hopes that this estima- ble family may find West Newton a who go to church. If she would escape being a spinster, she must go to church and get married, and then she will cease to be a spinster. Mr. Sheeps- OOHTinaXD OS TOHBTH PASI A Busy Mull County Superintendent J. Anson Wright has sent programmes for this year's institute to teachers, directors and others. Superintendent Wright selected a very handsome cover for the programmes of '01. It is pure white, beautifully embossed, and one of the prettiest ever produced. Our wide awake superintendent has been a busy man the past two or three weeks. Besides preparing for the annual meeting of the teachers he has been obliged to devote some time to the bouncing boy baby that recently came to his home. What are the benefits and results of Sun- day school Flack BOUND TABLE QUESTIONS. 1. How should we dispose of review Sun- day? 2. How should we handle the supply teach- er question 3. Should the superintendent briefly re- view the lesson at the close of the school 4. Should the teacher be liberal in tbe use of illustra'ions 5. What are three most desirable qualifica- tions of a good teacher 1 6. What is the teacher's duty to absent scholars 7. Do we profit by teachers' meetings 8 What shall be done with teachers that cannot bold their classes GSOEGE 8. MYKBS, Chairman of Committee. C. E. BBCBTIL, Secretary. In Rldcnour Hall To-night. Rev. Stanley L.Krebs.ot Greensbnrg, will deliver his famous lecture, (tTbe Leaky Log of a Lazy in Ridenour Hall to-night. TBE LKCTDJUB. Tribune-Herald, (ireeasbnrg. "Rev. Krebs is a second John B. DeMotte in his scientific knowledge and a Gen. John B. Gordon in his matchless delivery.'1 Dispatch, Jttdimond, Va.: "Witty, elo- quent, brilliant; audience greatly in (act, delighted." Republican, Flcmington, -V. J.: "One of the best lecturers we have ever listened to; forceful, broad, interesting, a master." LICTUKI. "The Leaky Log of a is a humorous lecture w'.' entertainment, with musical rendition on violin, piano and voice, to illustrate the curious, comic, and charming features of foreign travel. It is full of information regarding strange peonies, lands and humor- ously, and not a la "guide-book" Kyle. A fountain of fun, fact, fancy, Are and feel- ing. Admission, 35 cents; children under 15 years, 25 Tickets for sale at Irvine's drug atore. Lutheran Church Services. On Sunday, December 8; St. Pleasant Valley, 10 a. m., Sup congenial abiding place- The following marriage have recently been granted at Cum- berland: Arnold L. Tewell and Emma Robinetta, of Chaneysville; Harvey Bingman, of Foasilville, and Annie Trent, of Boy n ton; John H. Smith, of and Angeline Jay, of Piney Creek; Charles William Conner, of Cumberland, and Mary Witt, of near Hyndman. Rev. Dr. Duncan, of the Episoopal church, preached a very able and in- teresting aermon in tha Presbyterian church on Thankf giving dis- course was noticeably free from all partisanship and it to be regretted that a larger audience not present to hear him. Bat our people got such a dose ot partisanship in the Thanks- giving aermon last year that it will take several years to get them to at- tend such services. W. B. Akin, of Carlisle, Ind., leased the Windber Era. The Era founded by Amos Claar, formerly of Queen, several years ago. He made it a paying property and then sold it to a stock company, the members of which conducted it for about two yean. Dar- ing the last year Mr. Claar wn employ- ed as editor and manager. Mr. Claar has a book atore in Windber and hereafter he will devote bis atten- tion to that Mr. Akin is am able editor. On Thursday of last week Sheriff S. F. Gates and son John took George B. Cooper to the Western penitentiary at Allegheny. Sheriff Gate, that prisoner gave him no trouble at all and made no attempt to escape. It is generally believed tfeat Cooper meant to try to regain his freedom on tbe way to Allegheny, bit officers were so alert and deter- mined that he realizsd It would be use- less for him to make the attempt. B; good behavior he can reduce time neasani vauay, lu a. m., aap-i" m. County imprisonment to nine aid He me. J. W. LIXGI.E, Pastor. four   

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