Indiana Progress, October 19, 1898

Indiana Progress

October 19, 1898

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Indiana Progress, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1898, Indiana, Pennsylvania f I Entertainment During the Win S ter Evenings See Advertisement S on Page Something Valuable for the Reading Table in the Progress I Clubbing List I VOLUME JLXXXIV INDIANA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER19 1898 NUMBER 42 Zhe Progress Offers to Its Subscribers All the Leading Newspapers at Reduced Hates See Ad on Second Page THE SOLDIERS EERE MUSTERING CUT HALTED BY AN EXTENSION Company F Reported to Almost a Man Will Remain In Service Until JSToyeni ler Members Must Eeport Dally at Roll Order Ke oelved by Captain of the Company Good Indianas streets were dotted with blue uniforms and sprightly soldier boys on Tuesday and for the next 20 days the will entertain all the members of Com pany F The furlough granted the Fifth regiment while at Lexington esplred Tues day October 18 ab oclock and each company in the regiment reported at its respective armory to receive further orders Company F was assembled in Library Hall at tiie time stated and when in line was the largest company of soldiers ever formed in tie county Almost the eutiie 102 laeui bera were present ami there WHS a noticeable ia the appearaace of the boys yfc8icrday from thai of dahbaib four weeks aga when tbey first armed from camp Then about 25 of them vtre sick at home or in hospitals Oa Tuesday iae entire company was able to be present with but two M Camobiill and Frank Swteny both of whom are rapidly improv ing They all show the eifeeis oi good cooking and living and haud led their guns with alacrity Sergeant Wheeler drssseJ ifaa cojcinany up and called the roll alter which Captain Mahan told the boys tLut although tbe furlough had expired he hid no orders or instructions in regard to mustering out of the company and Ircia lime on the company was on duty and would report daily at a m for roll call The cap tain then read the following order received Tuesday morning alter which the company was dismissed HDQES FIFTH REGT INF PA IST 3mi isx COEPS ALTOONA October CAPT WM M MAHAN Commanding Company F Indiana Pa SIB By direction of the regimental com mander I have the honor to inform you that the Peace Jubilee eornmittte the Fifth regiment to participate in the exer cises at Philadelphia on the 27th inst Transportation will be provided for 50 men per company or per be allowed for subsistence An effort is being made by these headquarters to induce the committee to increase the number to more than 50 The present intention is to arrange to leave for Philadelphia on the afternoon of the 25th inst We are advised that company commanders are raising additional funds from members of their companies aad from voluntary con tributions by citizens of their home stations to take along those who wish to go in addi tion to the 50 whose expenses will be paid It will be possible probably to secure as low a rate as one cent per uiiie for car fare Advise these headquarters what you are doing in this matter The term of service of the regiment has been extended 10 days ending November 7 During thistime and beginning with the expiration of the 30day furlough the offi cers and men are on duty and a daily morn ing report will be sent to these headquarters All discharges will be made out as of date of November 7 1898 instead of October 28 1898 Very respectfully JOHN S FAIB Adjutant As will be seen by the above order the furlough was extended 10 days from October 28 being in all an extension of 20 days on the original furlough as a general order was issued before the regiment left Lexington extending it 10 days During the next 20 days the members of the company are on duty and will be kept in town in order to make out the necessary daily report and to be on hands should the mustering out order be received Before being discharged each man will be given a rigid physical examination and this work will take probably 15 days Captain Mahan has the mustering out rolls completed and ready for inspection by the mustering out officers The sick rolls have yet to be madegout but this cannot be done until the necessary instructions are received All the discharges will bear the date of November 7 1898 In all probabilty orders will be received soon naming a place of rendezvous for the company while here on duty and also means of subsistence As it now is 50 cents a day is allowed each man besides his regular pay In regard to the trip to Philadelphia for the Peace Jubilee Captain Mahan said that it was thought if the city wanted the Fifth to attend transportation for all the members would be granted CASES IN THE SUPREME COTTET Some Indiana Attorneys at the Pltttf burpr Bar This week several cases appealed from the Indiana court are being tried in the supreme court in Pittsburg The Widdow son will case comes up for triaL Attorneys W L Stewart and J N Banks are repre senting the contestants Judge Blair D H Tomb Cunningham Fisher and John H Kill are attorneys for the wilL William McFeaters vs James McFeaters is also on the calendar for this week At torneys Cunningham Fisher and D B Taylor are employed in this case Attorney D B Taylor and Judge Blair are interested in a suit brought about by the distributing of money of the Guthrie audit With Another Team John K Biallier who has been foot ball for the List three seasons with Latrobe has changed teams and is now playing with P A C Severely Scalded Mr Archibald Gamble of Garfield upset a pot of boiling water one day hut week severely scalding his body Additional locals on third page VETERAN SHOEMAKER DEAD Sudden Ending of Aaron Smith Who Has Made Shoes for 7O Tears Mr Aaron Smith perhaps the oldest shoemaker in the western part of state dropped dead at the home of his daughter Mrs Michael Kaufman of White on Monday morning about oclock Mr Smith who has been making his home with his son Mr A J Smith oi east Philadelphia street left here Monday morning at 7 oclock for his daughters home five miles northwest of town He was accompanied by his grandson Harry Smith They arrived at the Kaufman farm house shortly after 8 oclock Smith was engaged in hitching up his own horse preparatory to driving to Trade City that morning to visit friends when he fell on his back and by the time the family reached his side he was unconscious and before his body could be carried into the house he was dead His sudden death was due to apoplexy Mr Smith is without doubt the veteran shoemaker of this or adjoining counties His father was a shoemaker and when his sou was 10 years of age he learned the trade and has worked industriously at the bench for 70 years He located at She Iccta over 60 yeara ago arid his reputation as a good shoemaker is known for a radius of several When his wife died three years ago he closed his shop door where he had toiled all these years Since then he has been visiting among his children but made his homo the greater part of the time with his SOB A J Smith one of the lead iag ehoemakeis of town Although over four score years of age he still had a desire to work at tbc beach and was often found his sons shop Iniciiy at work All day Saturday just two days previous to his death he worked ia the shop together with his son aad grandson His active life and long continued work became a part of his nature and he was never happy unless en gaged at his trade The deceased was aged almost 82 years He was twice married His first wife was Miss Elizabeth Woodward and the only children of the first family are Mr A J Smith of this place and Mis Michael Kauf White township Several years after the death of his first wife he married Miss Margaret Sharp Siae died about three years ago Three sons Sharp Clarence and Moore all living in Apollo aie the children of the second family living Mr Smith was a member of the German Reformed church The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 1 oclock by Rev W J Wilson of this place at the home of his daughter Mrs Kaufman of White township aad interment will follow in the United Presbyterian graveyard at Scelocla NEW GAS FIELDS Conemawch Township Will Furnish Fuel for Blalrsvllle The Conemaagh Gas Company has pur chased the control of acres of gas ter dtory in Conemaagh township this county The test wel drilled some time ago on the Dunlap farm makes a showing of 360 pounds rock pressure and the company is now ar ranging to lay a pipe from the well to their main connecting at Li vermore Other wells will be put down in the neighborhood The Dunlap wel will furnish fuel for Blairs ville and with this addition to the regular supply it is believed that the company can accommodate many new customers The Conemaugh Gas Company now con trols several thousand acres of gas territory in Westmoreland Indiana and Armstrong counties and is supplying Saltsbnrg Blairs ville and Salina with fuel Will Be Made a Feature Prof Harry Phythyon a graduate of Westminster College is a new member of the faculty at Normal He will devote his entire time to the development of ath leitics Mr Plythyon has recently been a student of State College For years the field sports at Normal have not been made a special feature but with the aid of the new instructor special attention will be given to the gymnasium and field sports A foot ball team will be organized under the direction of Prof Phythyon Back on His Ship Eusiga Charles T Owens who has been home on a two weeks furlough visiting his parents Dr and Mrs Wm S Owens of South Seventh street returned on Monday to the battleship Indiana which is now in New York harbor Remembered a Birthday About 70 of the friends of Mrs H H Miller of Pine township gathered at her home on Wednesday to celebrate her 30th birthday The guests all came with baskets and at noon all enjoyed a good dinner Mrs Miller received several hand some presents Horse Thief In Jail David Mull is in the Brookville jail where he must answer the charge of horse stealing preferred by Fred Knarr of North Mahoning township this county Recently while Mr Knabbs horse was in Punxsntawney Mull stole the rig in broad daylight but was captured while making his escape Pall Campers Messrs John Wilson Charles Gessler Charles Hney Chauncey McAdoo and James Sansom were camping at Fousts mill in East Wheatfield township during the latter part of last week returning home on Mon day Swallow Is Coming Dr Silas C Swallow the independent candidate for governor will speak at In diana on Saturday October 22 in the Court House at oclock p m Volney B Gushing will also speak A Golden Wedding Mr and Mrs Henry K Shields of Rayne township will celebrate their 50th wed ding anniversary 011 Thursday October 27 A number of invitations have been issued A Teacher 111 Sarah Adams of Penh Eun teacher in a Bruflhvalley township school was com pelled to resign last week an account of ill health A MARKED INTEREST SHOWN BY ENTHUSIASTIC SES SIONS LAST WEEK Of the Convention of The Indiana County Sabbath School Association Held In the Different Churches of Well RepresentedJfTull Details of Meet ings and List of Delegates Present The first session of the Second Annual Convention of Indiana Sabbath School Asso ciation was held in the Lutheran church on Wednesday afternoon A part of the morn ing was spent in the reception registration and placing of delegates The inclemency of the weather prevented a number of both delegates and visitors from attending the first session but nevertheless the meeting was an interesting one and the little army of Christian workers who took part were en thused with their work The session was opened at by devotional exercises in charge of Rev A J Furmau The familiar hymn Revive Us opened a short song service after which Rev Furman read a portion of the 17th chapter of Second Chronicles and the 24tb chapter of Luke ex plaining their appropriateness for the open ing works of a Sabbath school convention in their example of teaching the holy word During his talk Rev Furman showed how all who had accepted Christ should be teach ers of his gospel A short time was then spent in sentence prayers Several hymns were sung and prayers offered by H P Shepley secretary of the association and A O Cravener then the meeting was turned over to the president S W Guthrie Mr Guthrie gave a short history of the associa tion and told of its desire to further assist Sabbath schools throughout the county Secretary Sheply then read the minutes of the last meeting at Homer City which were approved Chairman Guthrie gave a report of the division into seven districts of the county by the executive committee in order to systematically extend the work A president and secretary was appointed in aaeh district to arouse interest in the associa tion from schools in their charge Follow ing are the districts and the officers for each East South ahd West Ma tioning Geo Braugh ler Covode secretary Miss Mary B Craw Ford North Point No Grant and Montgomery lent Rev Robinson Glen Campbell secre tary David Ake Hillsdale No Oherryhill and Pine Rev L R Wylie Penn Run secretary Miss Sarah Adams Penn Run No Brushvalley Buffington East and West Wheatfield townships president Hugh Hack secretary Rev J Imbrie Brush valley No Blacklick and Bur rell H P Shepley Blairsville secretary Prof H V Rowan 3omer City No Young and Conemaugh Rev 3 S Littell West Lebanon secretary Dr W A McChesney Shelocta No iiayne Washington and White president Rev R R Riedel Home secre ary H D Condron Indiana The roll was then called and as each name was called a report of the schools con dition was given by the delegate The re jorts show healthy increase in attendance of jcholars and schools represented at the con vention After the singing of a hymn the address of the afternoon by Rev E P Fores man of Marion Center was delivered His subject was Greatness of the Sabbath School The subject was well landled and the address was full of interest ing statistics showing the wonderful growth of the Sabbath school in our country United States has over half the Sabbath schools and teachers of the world Rev Foresman dwelt on the reaching of the hearts of the young through love and patience by Sabbath school teachers and the powerful ufluence for good which in after years the nfant scholars sway He compared the countries of the world which have the school with those benighted ones without it and made plain its part in the making of mtions as well as individuals The beauti ul old Rock of was sung and 3ev Charles Roads D state secretary of Sabbath school work of Philadelphia was introduced to the convention Rev Roads made an interesting address and gave several valuable hints to methods of improving the Sabbath school meetings He recommended the exclusive use of bibles in schools and not the lesson leaves which he said were in valuable as a commentary but should be used at home Children he says deeply reverence the bible and should be made familiar with its beautifully simple stories and where to find them in the good book Sev Roads presented his statements in a practical humorous way and in closing said hat we need the bible back again inthe Sabbath school and appealed to parents to open the book in the family circle and thus lelp make immediate improvement in Sab iath schools and win new souls for Christ Dr D J Walleroffered a prayer and after singing the doxology the meeting adjourned The Wednesday evening session was held in the Presbyterian church A large audi ence attended The meeting was intensely interesting and all present went home with newborn resolves to do all in their power to farther the Sabbath school work in Indi ana county A short and enthusiastic song service in charge of Prof Work opened the meeting after which Chairman Guthrie introduced Mr Hugh W Smitten of Mar chand who conducted the devotional exer cises of the evening After singing Rock of a short scripture lesson was read and this was followed by prayer and the appropriate hymn Jesus Lover of My Soul The Christian enthusiasm was thoroughly aroused by the devotional services and dar ing the rest of the evening the audience was rapt in reverent attention Eev Charles Roads D was again introduced and held Jois listeners for a short time by an address on Enthusiasm for Bible Dr Roads told how that with the progress of civilization and enlightenment the most skeptical were drawn by the irresistible force of the bible to a saving salvation He MBS JANE MATTHEWS Mrs Jane Matthews widow of the late William Matthews died at her home at New Florence on October 10 aged 83 years 6 months aud 25 days The deceased has been a helpless invalid for 12 years suffer ing from cancer Her husband died 28 years ago The following children survive the parents Mrs Martha Slick of New Florence James Pitcairo a freight con ductor on the Pennsylvania railroad John ston of Arkansas and Miss Sadie who made her home with her mother Inter ment was made at West Fairfield West moreland county MBS CATHEEINE EUMMKL Mrs Catherine Rnmrnel widow of the late Emanuel Rnmmel died on Wednesday at the home of her daughter Mrs Fannie McDermott of Westover aged 88 years and 4 months The deceased lived in Green township this county with her husband until his death in 1890 She was the mother of 12 children eight of whom are living For over 56 years she has been a member of the Evangelical church Inter ment was made at Beringer this county WILLIS B HILE B Hile died at Philipsburg on Tuesday of last week of typhoid fever after au illness of several weeks aged 26 years 9 months and 9 days The de ceased was a sou of Rev W P Hile for merly pastor of the East Mahoning church near Purchase Line The young man was well known in the county He taught school recently at BlaSrsville Intersection nterment was made at Curwensville on Thursday AN INFANT A 3yearold daughter of David Buter baugh of Purchase Line died on Wednes iay of scarlet fever Interment was made n the East Muhosing graveyard on Friday PROGRESSIVE GLEN CAMPBELL Continued on Third Page RECENT DEATHS MBS SABAH GOMPEBS Mrs Sarah Gompers widow of the late Charles Gompers of this place died on Monday at 12 oclock at the home of her son James in White township after a lingering illness aged 73 years 6 months and 5 days Over 13 years ago Mrs Gom pers was attacked with paralysis and for some time has been a helpless invalid Mr Gompers died May 8 1894 and since that time Mrs Gompers has made her home with her son Mr James Gompers The direct cause of her death was pneu monia resulting from paralysis and old age Mrs Gompers was the daughter of Andrew Steetle and shortly after she was born the family moved from Lycoming county to this neighborhood In 1841 she married The only children are James of White township and Mrs Frank Friend of First ward The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church at this place The funeral services will be conducted today at her late home by her pastor Rev Lewis Hay Interment will follow in Oakland cemetery New Opera House Opens This Week with a Leading Attraction Messrs Joseph O Clark and N G Har vey two of the leading busiqess men of Glen Campbell have recently completed the erection of an opera house equipped in modern style with a seating capacity of 00 The building is a twostory structure The first floor has been furnished for store rooms and the upper one 40x80 feet is an uptodate opera house with every conven ience The building completed has totalled a cost of The opening play appears Friday evening of this week and Rice Bartons Comedy Jompany has the honor of appearing first a Glen Campbell audience in their pet comedy Poodle McDoodle or Mc Doodles The company has presented iheir play iu some of the leading houses of ihe state and they have scored a hit wher ever they have given their productions ind without doubt every seat in the opera house will be filled on the opening night Glen Campbell is a jolly town and gits people enjoy amusements of high character ilesars Clark Harvey the proprietors lave placed their operahouse in DnBois Jlearfield Punxsutawney and Curwins ville circuit and will secure every play that s programmed for these towns of much arger population The new enterprise will likely receive the support of the pleas ure seekers of that neighborhood who will 3e entertained during the winter months with firstclass attractions Won In Ohio Mr A W Liekart of this place won the freeforall race at Marysville with Sir Alcantara in three straight heats time Five othergood horses with records were in he race The track was a poor one and ieayy and considering the drawbacks the ndiana horse was greatly admired Attending a Soldiers Reunion Mr S M McHenry and Colonel John VIcGaughey are at Punxsutawney today attending the 13th annual reunion of the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Jolonel McGanghey is programmed for an address subject Our Patriotic Almost Beady for the Brick The work of grading Philadelphia street between Seventh and Eighth is progressing rapidly Before many days the paving will commence This work will require about three weeks Reese Hammond Com pany of Bolivar are furnishing the brick Taken to the Hospital Dr T D Stephens of Penn Run accom panied Mrs William Perry of Pine Flats bo a Philadelphia hospital on Saturday Mrs Perry is suffering from a tumor in the abdomen which her friends fear will resnlt fatally A Good Contract Mr John Knabb of Gaibleton who extensively manufactures barrel stares has moved his mill on the farm of John Snyder where he has the contract of making stavee Additional local news on third page BLAIEHALL Mr James S Blair and Miss Caroline Hall both prominent young people ol town will be married tomorrow morning at oclock at the home of the brides parents Rev and Mrs David Hall of Wayne ave nue The brides father will officiate The only guests will be the family of the couple Breakfast will be served to the guests and Mr Blair and bride will leave on the srain for a trip east On their return they will go to housekeeping in the Keller prop erty on west Chestnut street WEDDINGS OB1 A WEEK DOWLEBPATCHIN Mr Harry T Dowler of Tyrone and Miss Emma Patchin were married this morn ing at the brides home at Patchinville Rev C F Cornman pastor of the East Mahoning church at Purchase Line officiated It will be a quiet wedding and only the families of the couple will be present Mr Dowlers former home was at Bornside but he is now employed as engineer and chemist bv the Mitchell Coal Company of His bride is a daughter of the late Horace Patchin of Patchinville Mr Dowler and wife will visit the eastern cities and on their return home will make their home at Tyrone LEWISPABK Mr Enzer E Lewis assistant cashier of the Blairsville National Bank aud Miss Mary Park daughter of Druggist and Mrs L N Park were married at the brides home in Marion Center on Wednesday even ing at 8 oclock The ceremony waperformed by Rev E pastor of the Mar ion Center Presbyterian church The wedding was a quiet affair and was wit nessed by only the near friends of the couple Mr Lewis and bride left on Thursday for Pittsburg where they remained several days They will go to housekeeping in Blairsville where their home has already been furnished WILSONSLOAN Mr Robert M Wilson cashier of the Blairsville National Bank and Miss Sara L Sloan a prominent young lady of Blairs ville were married on Tuesday afternoon at 3 oclock at the brides borne The ceremony was performed by Rev Criswell pastor of the Presbyterian church aud was witnessed by only a few friends of the couple Mr Wilson and bride left on the evening train for a short wedding trip and on their return will go to housekeeping ia Blairsville THOMASFLEMING Mr W Ii a Thomas and Miss Belle Flem ing both of Armstrong township will be married at noon on Thursday at the home of he brides parents Mr and Mrs M Fleming Rev W J Wilson of this place will officiate LYDICDEARME Mr J E Lydic of Mars Butler county and Miss Minta M DeArme will be married to day at noon at the home of the brides wents Mr and Mrs Wm S DeArme of White township Rev Lewis Hay will officiate GEBHABDFISHEB Mr Irwin Gerhard and Miss Mary E Fisher both of Atwood Armstrong county were married by Squire J A Grossman at his office in Third ward on Tuesday afternoon DAVISHENDEBSON Mr John Davis and Miss Grace Hender san both of Blairsville were married Thurs day evening OUT OF THE HOSPITAL Sick Soldiers Have All Recovered und are Now at Their Homes All the sick soldiers of the Indiana county regiments have recovered and are now at their homes Mr Harry Stewart a former member of Company F bat who was trans ferred to the ambulance corps of the Third Division while the regiment was stationed it Chickamanga returned to his home here Friday evening together with Harl Lang 3am of Company F of this place D M Campbell of Company F of Burrell town ship retained home the same evening Arthur Jenkins of Salteburg Lee Fritz md Harry Harcom all members of Company D of Blairsville were other sick soldiers sent home the same day They were all patients in the Westmoreland Hospital at Greensbnrg and were brought north from Chickamanga almost two months ago in Governor Hastings hospital train All with few exceptions suffered from severe attacks of typhoid fever bnt have been noised hack to health again The soldiers all praise the service of the hospital and were pleased with the good attention of the physicans and nurses John D Gorman of Hortons a member of Company F and Calvin Gearhard of Blacklick a member of Company D who were fever patients in the Altoona hospital returned home last week CHURCH NEWS Daring the absence of Rev A J Fur mta Dr D J Waller will preach to the Baptist congregation on the coming two Sabbaths Rev Kinter will preach Lords Day morn ing on Loyalty to Oar Church and in the evening on A Distinctive Seats free and all are welcome Communion services were held in the Shelocta United Presbyterian church on Sabbath The pastor Rev O H Milligan was assisted by Rev Welch of this place Four persons united with the church Rev J R Dill will lecture in the Homer City United Presbyterian church on next Monday evening subject The Saloon a Nuisance and License He lectures under the direction 0 the Anti Saloon League Arbor Day Exerclaes La Fayette Arbor Day will be marked by appropriate exercises and the planting of trees at both the public school and Normal this afternoon It was intended to raise the flag on the steel staff at Normal at the same time bat owing to some delay the pole has not been completed MORE BIG RALLIES REPUBLICAN MEETINGS BEING LARGELY ATTENDED Interest Not AbatInK Daring the Clos ing Days of the Tnrn ont of Republicans at Stronestown Meetings at Homer City and March andAll Details Completed for the Big Meeting at Indiana The most enthusiastic Republican meet ing ever held at Strongstown was the rally on Wednesday evening The Republicans of Pine and Boffington townships turned out in great numbers to hear the issues of the campaign discussed The school house was filled to its utmost capacity aad it was a good humored assembly of the repre sentative citizens of the neighborhood Mr James K Dick of Buffington town ship presided as chairman and Mr J G McCreeiy of Pine township was secretary A number of the good Republicans acted as vice presidents The first speaker called was Duncan McGregor who made a rous ing speech and frequently during his address he was interrupted by hearty applause from his hearers Attorney David Blair was then called and made it speech which was a credit to a veteran He was followed by Attorney John M Leech who discussed the state issues to the satisfaction of all The speech of Attorney John A was a general address in favor of the entire Republican ticket Mr Scotts speech was warmly received The meeting throughout was harmonious and very speaker was cheered enthusiastically The Republicans of Homer City and neighborhood defied the chilly rains and bad roads Saturday evening and extended a warm welcome to the speakers Early in the evening the town was alive with music Both the Homer City Cornet Band and a drum corps fired up a spirit of enthusiasm with patriotic airs The mass meeting was ield in hall which was com fortably filled with prominent citizens of he neighborhood who had gathered to lear the issues of the campaign discussed The Elkin Glee Club accompanied the speakers from this place and added an interest to the meeting by singing spirited and inspiring campaign songs The meeti ng was called to order by Mr A F Cooper Mr Wra Robinson was elected president and Theodore Davis secretary A number of the leading Republicans were appointed vice presidents The first address was made by Attorney G W Hood who talked on the general issues of the campaign He was followed by Attorney S M Jack and Prothonotary Elder Peelor Mr A F Cooper made a brief address The closing speech was made by Duncan McGregor The inclemency of the weather prevented many of the Republicans of North Mahon mg township from attending the meeting at Marchand last evening There was a good representation of the old partly present however and a spirited meeting was held Addresses were made by Colonel John McGaughey Attorneys George J eit Ernest Stewart David Blair and Prothonotary Eider Peelor Mr S M McHenry of White township drove out with the speakers and attended the meet ing County Chairman John S Fisher has secured a special train for those along the railroad who desire to attend the monster mass meeting to be held here during next Tuesday evening Return tickets will be sold at Saltsburg and all intermediate joints A special train will carry all home after the meeting Tuesday Colonel Wm A Stone and party will be here without Ml Addresses will be made by prominent speakers of the state Chairman Fisher is assured of a large attendance from over the county The Republicans are bent on coming in to meet the next governor of the Keystone state Music will he fur nished by several bands and the Glee Club will spice the speeches with spirited cam paign songs DESERVED A BETTER HOUSE Chaplain Murphy Lectures on Chlok amauga Francis Murphy the chaplain of the Fifth regiment Pennsylvania volunteers arrived here Friday and addressed an audi jnce in Library Hall that evening subject The disagreeable weather prevented many from attending the lecture nd consequently the speaker was greeted iy a small house Captain Mahanand a number of members of Company F escorted Chaplain Murphy to the hall and occupied seats on the rostrum during the lecture Mr Murphy is well known in Indiana Over a dozenyears ago he conducted a series of temperance meetings here His hair is now snowy white but with the exception of this change he seems as active as ever A MYSTERIOUS JTBE Barn and Contents the Property of Sheriff STeal Destroyed The barn on the Drummond farm in West Mahoning township belonging to SheriffT 3 Neal of this place was destroyed by toe early Wednesday morning All the grain and other contents were burned Theorigin of the fire is a mystery Mr Lott Jordan lived on the farm His loss of crops to gether with Mr Neals will total about No insurance Several years ago Sheriff Neal lost a barn on an farm by a mysterious fire A Will Hied The will of the late Julian of West Wheatfield township was filed in the registers office on Saturday She fust directs that all her just debts and funeral expenses be paid She bequeaths all her personal property money and a portion of her farm to her son James StClair whom she names executor The other real estate is to be divided share and share alike among her other children The will is dated January Another Soldier Sick Private Charles D McComish of Com pany F ia ill at hia home u threatened with an attack of typhoM ;