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The Somerset Herald.
IDWARD BCCIA. Editor and Proprietor.
Wimum MiKixi.kv, of Ohio.
Garret A. IIubakt, of New Jersey.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
UAtrsii A A Grow, of Susquehanna.
Kaidx A. Iavespobt, of Erie.
Js. .h Wharton, Philadelphia.
Alexander E. Fatton,Clrneld.
William Witherow, Allegheny.
Peter L. Kimherly. Mirror.
I. I r. J. S. V ili Henry C. Prevort.
2 Allen 15. K'irko. lib. J. B. Itroirn.
3." Frank B. H.-ndler. T Kred. H. Eaton.
. Iinil;i. I. MevetvllH. ". Hniwn .Miliar.
5. Wm. M. TasTTHrt. tltt. K. H. Sliiiidell.
. Jrweph H. Hudd.-ll.ljn. irv- T. Hwank.
7. W illiam F.Kolcy. ;a. A. V. White.
K. J.lni Kritx. j-Ji Wm.N. Itandolpn.
. licnrr I. Johnson. il. K. Wertheinwr.
13. J. .tin 11- Ijiiuiiii. J.xiali Spt-t-r.
II. Ev.tvU Warren. 'Su Edw'd K. Atirama.
12. K. W. Wild.-. ladorHoliel.
1J. liarrion 1511. i-T. William i-linur.
1 4. U. W. M il ler. 1 iX. J ok. C. Cb mpbclL
F. J. Kooskr, of Somerset Bor.
Fulij.vl to decixion of tle Irtstriot Conference.
Wj. II. M illkk, of Queinahoning Twp.
II. Saxni-.r, of Somerset Uor.
Geo. J. Black, of Meyersdale Bor.
M. II. Hartzell, of liockwood Bor.
H. F. Barrox, of Somerset Bor.
REOISTEB it REXRIKR. ,
J. M. Cover, of Jenner Twp.
Wm. Winters, of Somerset Twp.
:eo. F. Kim mel, of Milford Twp.
4i aii kiel ;oort, of Somerset Twp.
poor ii rector.
Jacob W. Peck, of Summit Twp.
Jeremiah Kiioaim, of Somerset Bor.
B. J. Bowmas, of Urotbcrsvalley Twp.
It ukks very much as though island
will le the nominee at Chicago.
I-iK "new'' women, from Utah, will
Mt in the Democratic convention at Chit-ago
Is A i.i. the reports from Chicago
nothing Is ui of (trover Cleveland.
He is evidently a man without a party.
This is a hail year for !ow-legged
statesmanship on the money question.
There are only two sides to it, and a man
must stand straight on one or the other.
Alt;ei.i, who, as Governor of Illin
ois, pardoned five Anarchist murderers
U'fore he had been in oflioe twenty-four
hours, is lnssing the Democratic con
vention. Mr. Altgemi is not the Democratic,
hut the Anarchist, candidate for Gov
ernor of Illinois. The farmer who votes
for him, votes against his own right to
his own farm.
Mrs. Harriet Ueecher Stowe, who
won everlasting fame ly writing "Un
cle Tom's Cabin," a book which did
much to arouse the'Xbrth against the
accursed institution of human slavery,
died last Wednesday.
Thk Ilepublican campaign in Penn
sylvania this Fall will be opened by
Gorernor Hastings with & speech at
the convention of the State Ixuigue of
Ilepublican Clubs to lie held at Erie on
the evening of Heptemlier 1.
Ix case the Democrats at Chicago
declare for the free and unlimited coin
age of silver, their candidates for Presi
dent and Vi President will lose the
support of every leading daily and
weekly pajer in New York city.
Joiix R. McLean-, of Ohio, who has
his lightning-rod up in Chicago, says
the Democratic platform nhould read:
"Free Silver Get There." It is prac
tically settled that the nominee of the
convention will "Get LEFT!"
The same old rebel j ell was heard in
Richmond, last week, on the occasion
of the Confederate reunion, as it was
heard just thirty-three years ago, on
the Gettysburg liattle-field. It was the
first week in July that secession receiv
ed its death-wound on Pennsylvania
Dkittv Attorney (ieneral Klkin ad
Vises the Superintendent of Public In
struction that any student who gradu
ates from the State Normal Schools un
der the age of 17 is not entitled to the
-0 allowance. The date of graduation
fixes the status of the i-tudeut in refer
ence to this allowance.
SoMEfmesilvcriies iu Minnesota who
arc masquerading as Republicans have
i-isiied a manifesto announcing that
they can n;t support the Republican
ticket as long as it is on a gold platform.
They are the three tailors of Tooley
street again. Some folks tro a long dis
tance out of their wav to make fools of
Otr friends the enemy do seem to be
a little hopeful whea they speak of Me
Kinley having been nominated on the
day that Napoleon was defeated at Wa
terloo. Their apparent cheerfulness
doubtless arises from the fact that they
expect that British sympathies will be
Ktroug enough to induce the CoIkIcii
Club to fiend them over the sinews of
A REi.Kiiou.- paper, speaking of a cer
tain savings bank in XewvYork, makes
the assertion that its depositors own
money worth JfcVi,5T4,.KW, if the gold
fitandard l maintained, and about half
that If the nilver idea lie adopted. It
would seem that this question resolves
itself into one of infinite importance to
the thrifty workman who has saved a
few hundred dollars from his toil. Not
only the big gold bugs, but some of the
'nailer ones, are affected.
Ir is a peculiar coincidence, says the
Philadelphia Roeord, (Iein.) that the
Christian names of the six men whose
united action may result in naming a
-Froe Silver candidate at Chicago all tie
gin with the letter "J." J. P. Altgeld,
J. K. Jones, J. C. 8. Blackburn, J. W.
Daniel, J. R. Mclean and J. K. Rickej-.
Rut the biggest jay of all will be Uie
workingman who in the hope of receiv
ing more wages shall vote in favor of
depreciating the national currency, and
thus pave tle way for repudiation and
Roth gold standard and free coinage
leaders at Chicago are getting their
forces well in hand for the preliminary
skirmish that marks the contest prece
ding the assembling of the Democratic
National Convention. Senator Tillman
has appeared on the scene, anxious to
divide the honors of victory with Alt
geld, who has, temporarily, at least,
withdrawn from the Held. Popular in
terest is centering in the demonstra
tions nlanned.by the gold standard
men and silverites. There is some talk
of concessions on the part of the silver
ites that may result in seating Senator
Hill as temporary chairman, but the
extreme leaders say they will unseat
him should he be forced upon the con
vention. Vice President Stevenson is
looming up as a compromise possibility,
and the other booms are being kept
alive, that of ex-Governor Pattison be
ing carefully nursed by Chairman Har
rity. A party of two hundred and fifty
Massilon glass-workers called on Major
McKinley al his Canton home the other
day, headed by Joseph H. Grapevine,
President of the Glassworkers' National
Union, ho was also their spokesman.
Mr. Grapevine spoke of the benefits of
a protective tarill to glassworkers, and
asserted that the industry owed its suc
cess in this country to the protective
principle. He acknowledged the debt
of gratitude that the glassworkers owed
Major McKinley for his work in Con
gress in their behalf, and said that the
Wilson bill had reduced their wages
fourteen per cent Closing, he said that
they were now out of employment, and
that protection was the only thing that
would put them back to their former
prosperous condition. The Harrislmrg
Telegraph, commenting on the above,
says: The glassworkers of this couutry
are not the only class of organized labor
that hold William McKinley dear for
the prosperous times he brought to
them. There are many other trades
that are now languishing and awaiting
the enactment of a law similar to that
prepared and passed by Major McKin
ley, and they know that "the only way
to get it is to elect McKinley President,
which they certainly will help to-la
The free silver ranters may howl un
til they are black in the face about free
silver being the issue, but they can not
fool the people, the plain people, who
know that the only real issue which
concerns them is a protective tariff, and
they do not care a rap about the fifty
cent dollar that a crowd of visionary
enthusiasts are trying to foist upon
Xajor McKinley'i Speeches.
Xew York jun.
The first elaborate effort of Major Mc
Kinley ia his new relation to the people
of the whole country was reported yester
day morning. We think no candid per
son can read the Major's speech in reply
to the notification committee without
giving him crqdit for resources of expres
sion previously unsuspected. Viewed
artistically, that is to say as to form and
suitableness, it is an extremely credit
able performance. In dignity of tone,
direct simplicity of language, compact
ness of ideas, and adaptation of phrase to
the properties of the occasion, it rises
above the oidinary. It may le read
more than once with pleasure and profit
even by those who do not agree with the
Major in any of his opinions.
Why He it a Protectionist.
"I am a protectionist because I believe
the protective system the best adapted to
eur conditions and citizenship. It does
everything that a revenue tariff can do.
and vastly more. It supplies needed rev
enue a revenue tariff can do no more. It
accomplishes this end with equal if not
greater certainty than a revenue tariff.
and while doing that, it wisely discrimi
nates in favor of American interests, and
is ever mindful of the welfare of the
American people. It protects our own
products against those of the alieu and
the stranger, while the domestic consum
er is secured reasonable prices through
domestic competition. It diversities the
employments and multiplies the oppor
tunities of our people; secures an un
rivaled home market for agriculture and
unequaled wages for labor. It encour
ages skill and genius to their highest
activity, and under its operation we have
reached the foremost rank in invention
and mechanism and the widest individ
ual and national prosperity. It favors
the United States and is the true friend
every American girl and boy struggli
upward. It builds up it never p
Canton, O., July 10, ISM.
Xinplate in Pennsylvania.
The Bureau of Industrial Statistics has
completed a report on the tinplate indus
try in Pennsylvania. It will show that
there are eleven plants in the State,
turning out what are known as black
plate, and nineteen that buy the black
plates and finish them by dipping or
coating them with tin. All but two of
the Hack' plate manufactories one in
Philadelphia and the other in Harris
burg are located in Pittsburg and other
parts of Western Pennsylvania. Penn
sylvania has one-third of the hla-k-plate
manu Victories in America and over fifty
per cent, of their entire capacity. The
concern at Xew Castle is the largest in
the world, the annual output beingT-TO.OO
The report will contain a description of
tin-plate making in America, by John
Jarrett, an authority on the Rubjnct.
Last year there was turned out in Penn
sylvania a total pnnhict of finished t!ti
and t!n plate of ltJ..T7fi.5'Vi pound, the
aggregate value of wliii-h was S-l,2!7,-8!!t
42. The total amount paid in wages
was fl.W.Cls Ik
The report states, in refutntion of the
claim that a high Tariff on tin plain
would make the priee of tin so high that
t he consiMiier could not afford to buy it,
that tin plate and the articles made there
from are selling to-day for. less money
than when the McKinley law went into,
V.7:-l - n :
Ohio has produced two of the three
greatest political campaigners of the day
James A. Garfield and William McKin
ley. I need hardly say that the third
was James O. Blaine, of Maine. The
chief qualities that go to the making of a
really great Hump orator are simplicity
and directness of statement, a clear, far
reaching voice, a winning personality, an
inborn faculty for giving to spoken
thoughts such a projectile force as w ill
secure for them a lodgment in other
minds, auj finally physical endurauce.
All these qualifications McKinley pos
sess to a high degree. He has not as
wide a range of thought and illustration
as Garfield had, and he is not as mag
netic and spontaneous as Blaine was, but
neither of these two superb orators had as
great a gift for going straight to the un
derstanding of plain people as he post,
esses. He never x tells a story in his
speeches; he is the personification ofseri
ousuess and earnestness. He quote n t
poetry, he strives for merely oratorii-al
effects; he never abuses his political an
tagonists or the opposition party. He al
ways starts out to convince the under
standing of his hearers; then, when he
has presented his facts and set forth his
processes of reasoning, quietly, logically
and persuasively, he warms up, his deep
set eyes glow, his form seems to tower,
his voice ring out like a trumpet and he
drives in his argument with the sledge
hammer blows of short, sonorous, epi
grammatic sentences. He has won Jerful
staying qualities. He is never exhausted.
To every fresh audience be brings the
charm of a vigorous presence. He has
extended his stump-speaking work from
his county to his Congressional district,
from his district to his State, and from
his State to the whole country, and I do
not believe there is a public man of this
day who has m ule as many addresbes or
talked to a many people. Review of Re- '
Chaos at Chieaf .
From the fltuburg Times of Tuesday.
The Democratic National convention
will meet to-day with nothing certain
except that the advocates of the free
coinage of silver at I5 to 1 are in tho
majority and will be able to dictate toe
financial plank. As to the candidates
and the other planks of the platform,
everything appears to be largely chaos.
w hile the indications of serious trouble
for the Democratic party, either in or
immediately following the close of the
convention, have increased. The lueet-
na of the Nalioual lmocratic oouiuiit-
tee yesterday, w as dominated by the gold
men, and they seated the gold delegates
from Nebraska and Michigan where
their votes would count, throwing a sop
to the silverites iu Ohio aud ludiaua con
tests, where the silver men control the
State delegations and the operation of the
unit rule would have made it useless to
seat the sound money contestants. The
committee also, by a vote of 27 to 23, se
lected Senator David B. Hill as tempor
ary chairman of the convention, over
Senator John W. Uaniel.
Then a remarkable scene occurred
when Mr. Thomas, of Colorado, served
notice upon the committee that a niinor.
ity report would be made to the conven
tion, proposing to substitute the name of
Senator Daniel for that of Senator Hill as
temporary chairman. In defiant tones
he also declared that the silver people
proposed to stand up for their rights and
have an organization in harmony w ith
their views. Further than that, he de
manded of Chairman Harrity what
course he proposed to pursue in conduct
ing the opening exercises of the conven
tion including the election of the tempor
ary chairman. Mr. Harrity, with much
feeling, declared that he would do his
duty, while Mr. Sheehan, of Xew York,
warmly resented the action of Mr.
Thomas and the silver minority of the
committee. From all of which it may be
deduced that the prospects for serious
trouble right at the opening of the con
vention are very strong, and that only a
baekdow n on the part of one or the other
of the contending forces cn prevent it.
The silver men yesterday got into cau
cus, which, while it showed their
strength, also proclaimed that they were
greatly divided as to the proper course
to pursue. The Bland people are in the
lead, but it is still an open question as
to who will be the nominee, and w heth
er ths gold men will not practically
dicyue the choice. The very strength of
tire silver men is their weakness, and
Has made them arrogant lieyond prud
ence and caused a multiplicity oi candi
dates among them. In this alone lies
the opportunity of the gold advocates,
not to select one of their own people, but
such a professed friend of silver as may
lie least obnoxious to them and least ac
ceptable to the extreme free coinage
cranks. The fear of this may prove
effective enough to produce a unity and
moderation w hich have thus far been
lacking among the silver people. As
things are now, however, chaos seems to
be the best definition of the situation.
Points For Pensioners.
Washington, D. ('., July 5. Many
points in the adjudication of pension
claims are established in decisions ren
dered by Assistant Secretary Reynolds of
the interior department. All the cases
came up on appeal from the pension bu
reau. Following is a summary of new
The widow of an additional paymaster
is pensionable under section 3, act of
Where shown that a soldier was sound
at enlistment, and died in a regimental
hospital of disease, the exact character
and nature of the disease not being
shown, the testimony being conflicting.
it will le presumed in the alsenee of
evidence to the contrary that he died of
disease contracted in the service and line
Death resulting from the morphine
habit, though contracted by using the
drug, while in the service, can not lie ac
cepted as due to service iu the line of
Where a pension granted to a widow on
account of a minor child of her debased
hushand, has leen terminated tiecause.
the child had attained its h year and
the child had lieen continuously since its
Kith year, insane, idiotic, or otherwise
permanently helpless, pension may lie
allowed it, subject to the right as minors
or other children of the deceased father
to participate in such pension during
their minority after the termination of
the widow's right to pension from the
date of filing application therefor subse
quent to June 27, 1S0, upon proof of its
Provision is made to prevent loss of
pension by mistakes in applications. It
is held, under the famous "June 27" act.
that the pension must commence from
the date of the filing of the original ap
plication, provided pensionable disabil
ity is proved. In the case of C. B.
Gnchess, a Michigan veteran. Judge
Reynolds says, in sustaining the right of
a pensioner under tho June 27 act, to re
ceive a pension under the general law,
the former providing sufficient guard
against double payment:
"Wherever the act of June 27, is
employed it must be to the soldier's ben
efit. And since that benefit is liable to
suffer defeat through the use of section
4,713, Revised Statues, to compel an ac
tion by the pensioner, such action being
plainly repugnant to the designed to
convey lcnefit to the pensioner, can not
Pittsiu iio, July X J hn Bcntler, tS
this city, has lieen notified that his in
sane wife, who is an inmate of a Washing
ton D. C. asylum, has eorno into a for
tune of !..iO?,ot. She w:is born in Switz
erland, but married Bentler iu this
Her godfather, a wealthy resilient of
Berne, S-A itzerl.ind, set aside a sum for
her annually. His letters did not reach
her. She finally weut to Washington to
see if she could not get tidings about her
family across the sea.
In Washington she learned fertbe first
tiineof her good fortune. She has been
living in comparative poverty, and the
news, coupled with her condition at the
time, drove Mrs. Bentler insane.
The Shakers of Mouut Lebanon, a
community of simple, honest. God-fearing
men and women, have prepared the
Shaker Digestive Cordial for many
years, and it is always the same simple
honest, curative medicine that has helped
to make the Shakers the healt by, long
lived people that they are. The Shakers
never have indigestion. This is partly
owing to their simple mode of life, partly
to the wonderful properties of Shaker
Digestive Cordial. Indigestion is caused
b the stomach glands not supplying
enough digestive juice. Shaker Digestive
Cordial supplies what's wanting. Shaker
Digestive Cordial invigorate the stomach
and all its glands so that after awhile
they don't need help. As evidence of the
honesty or Shakers Digestive CordiaL the
formula is printed on e-ery bottle. Sold
by druggists, price 10 cents to f 1.00 per
A Eravt Xaa Honored.
Washington, D. C, July 2. A medal
of honor has been presented to Henri
Le Fevrelrown. of Jamestown, Chau
tauqua County, X. Y for most distin
guished gallantry In action at the battle
of the Wilderness, May 6, 1AJ4. Mr.
Brown was a sergeant in the 72d Xew
York Volunteers. Under a heavy fire
be voluntarily crossed the field of battle
three times with a load of ammunition
in a blanket on his back, and thus sup
plied the Federal forces, whose ammu
nition had been nearly exrwtmlul
Through his courageous act his com- I
rades were enabled to hold their position
until reinforcements arrived, when the
tuemy were driven from their position, '
Denver, Col., July 4. "There Is not a
word of truth In it," said Senator Henry
M. Teller, when asked regarding the re
port at Chicago that he had written Gov
ernor Altgeld that be would not permit
his name to go before the Democratic
') have not changed my attitude in the
least from what it was at St Louis," con
tinued the Senator. "There, at the ear
nest solicitation of many gentlemen-
silver Republicans who have left the par
ty like myself, and Democrats and Popu
lists I consented that my name might
be used in connection with the Presi
dential nomination at Chicago. I told
them frankly that I had no claims upon
the Democratic party beyond that I did
not consider my nomination by its con
vention as possible, Nevertheless, if, as
my more than partial friends thought,
the Democratic delegates might believe
that my candidacy would more likely
bring to the ticket the necessary electoral
votes than would that of one of the uie
members of the party, I would leave the
matter in their hands and trust w holly to
their discretion and patriotism."
Speaking of the Chicago convention, he
said : "Its majority is a body of magnifi
cent and patriotic men. There is no
doubt that they will issue a new declara
tion of iudepeudeuce and nominate can
didates about w hose devotion to the wel
fare of the plain people there will bo no
room for doulO. The great majority for
bimetallism, which the convention con
tains is overwhelming proof of the
power and virtue of our free institutions
and is a certain guaranty that, whatever
the emergency, they will prove equal to
the strain and meet the most sanguine
expectations of their founders. I believe
that the money and chicanery of the gold
power will prove utterly futile in such a
body, and that its emissaries will retreat
dismayed and unsuccessful." 1
Lives Asd Homes Lost.
Bellaire, O., July 6 Early this
morning this section of Eastern Ohio was
deluged by a cloudburst, which turned
the small streams into raging torrents,
making lakes of the fields, w ith the hills
as their only boundaries, and bringing
destruction to many houses and sorrow
to many hearts. Businessburg, probably
the oldest village in Belmont county, was
swept away almost completely, only two
houses remaining to mark the site. Two
lives went down with the wreck here
the wife and child of James Berry per
ishing, while the father struggled heroi
cally, Imt futilely, to save bis loved ones
from the angry waters.
Along Pipe creek the devastation was
terrible. Ripening harvests, upon w hich
the small farmers had spent their
strength for many weary months, were
crushed down and torn away. A large
coal mine near the, creek was flooded, the
water in the shaft being 100 feet deep. All
the bridges crossing the several creeks
are down, and with them telegraph
wires and trestles.
The people are left homeless, their food
shelter and clothing all gone. Charitable
societies hereTare already at work proxi 1
ing the sufferers with the necessaries of
life, and an effort will lie made to help
them make a fresh start
It is estimated that f loO.OOO will not
cover the loss iu this section, and the to
tal will be an immense sum w hen the
destruction in other parts of the country
is added. It is not likely that trains will
be run into Bellaire for a week or more.
Chicaoo, Rl., July 6. A morning pa
per says: The assertion was made at sil
ver headquarters last night that silver
would have at least C30 votes in the con
vention, though it was impossible for any
one to estimate the full strength of the
white metal. The two-thirds majority.
w ithout the contesting delegations, w as
claimed with renewed confidence, and
the figures which the leaders gave out
showed 621 votes, with a practical assur
ance of three more. Leaders say the unit
rule Is saving many votes for the gold
men. In all the delegations where there
is no unit rule there is a division, aud
Pennsylvania has twenty-four silver
delegates who would like a chance to
vote with their friends. There is no way
yet known of evading the unit rule, how
ever, and these twenty-four ar not good
enough missionaries to turn affairs their
way without aid from Chairman Harrity.
There was talk yesterday that the chair
man might yet swing the delegation for
Sibley of Pennsylvania, in spite of all he
has done on the gold side.
A Little Girl Shows Kerve.
Jon ksboro, Ark., July 5. An exhibi
tion of great nerve was yesterday wit
nessed by .WJpassengers on the Kansas
City limited, when Jennie Sheets, seven
years old, saved the life of a companion,
A small trestle terminates a sharp
curve a few miles east of Caliool. The
train was making 40 miles an hour when
the curve was reached. As the train ap
proached the trestle Engineer Jack Me
Ieven saw two women and two little
girls on the trestle. To stop In time was
The women, who were the mothers of
the children, jumped to the dry bed of
the creek below, but the little ones re
mained on the trestle.
Shouting to her little companion across
the track without response, Jennie Sheets
crossed to her, threw her on the extreme
edge of the sleeper and held her until the
train had passed.
Five Hen Ranged.
Fout Smith, Ark., July 1. Rufus
Buck, Iinie Davis, Lu'-ky Davis, M.vmii
July and Sam Siimpson, comprising
w hat is known as tho Buck gang, were
executed here to-day. President Cleve
land refusing to interfere in the carrying
out of the sentence of Judgo Parker's
cotut. The Buck gang, composed of five
metnliers, were convicted of murder and
rape September 23, IWi in Judge Park
er's court, and seutenced to hang on Oc
tober SI. An appeal to the Supreme
Court acted as a stay, but the appeal was
In vain, the higher court refusing to in
Indoors for 29 years.
Miltox, Del., July 4. After spending
29 years without going outside of his
house, at Harbesou, William Prettyman,
Sr.. made a visit to friends in this town
yesterday. He came to seevliis daugh
ter, Mrs. II. P. Burton. Mr. Prettyman,
during all these years, bad no desire to
go away from home until recently.
A cyclone that visited that neighlmr-
hood a few weeks ago nearly demolished
his house, and this seems to have given
him the desire to tread upon the out
side earth again. To-day be is receiving
the congratulations of friends upon his
first appearance here since 1S67.
Hew Avenns for Divoroe.
Perbt, Ok la, July I. A new cause
fir divorce has been developed here,
v hich can not be found on the statute
Rev. Donald D. Worth, a Xew York
Baptist preacher, has been divorced from
his wife, Elvira M. Worth. He swore
that she spoiled his Sunday coat to keep
him from his preaching appointments,
and filled his Sunday shoes with water.
Want U Bet on McKinley.
New York, July 2. The first offers of
money in large amounts on the result of
the November elections were made on
the Xew York Stock Exchange to-day.
J. S. Bare he A Co. offered to bet $10,000
to 94000 that McKinley will be elected
President. Howard P. Frothlngbain
offered f 10.000 to $.V0, and Jacob Kirkner
VU)to 2V10 on the name result The
nrevailin nddit mi t ha r,h,nmi n,s.
wesk have been 10 to 4 that McKinley !
will be elected, but no transactions have
Friends of the silver Dollar.
It has been asserted by some of the
self-styled friends of silver that the de
fenders of the ex ist ing monetary standard
propose to destroy the silver currency by
depriving the silver dollar of its full legal
tender quality. The allegation is with
out any foundation. The retirement of
the standard silver dollars and of the cer
tificates representing them from circula
tion has not been recommended or advo
cated in any influential or responsible
quarter. Our financial difficulties and
complications would not at present per
mit the Government to consider such a
scheme. While these silver coins or the
certificates taking their place circulate,
the public faith demands that they
should not be deprived of the qualities
and guarantees with which the Govern
ment issnod them.
Accordingly no oue denies that the sil
ver dollar should retain its debt-paying
power. If at any future time the Govern
ment, as"a consequence of an Internation
al agreement, or for other reasons, should
wish to w ithdraw the silver dollars and
the silver certificates from circulation, it
would have to offer their holders the
best and most desi rable form of currency
or money which it has ever issued. The
value of these coins aud certificates is not
threatened by anything that the gold
stan lard men have proposed aud advo
cated. The enemies of the currency (to
borrow the languago used by the silver
extremists) are the people w ho favor a
free, unlimited and independent coinage
Free coinage would not destroy the le
gal tender quality of the silver dollars,
but it would greatly decrease the pur
chasing power of these coins and of the
certificates representing them. The legal
tender quality simply means that credi
tors must accept this currency for their
claims, aud that, in the absence of con
tract stipulations to the contrary, they
shall have no legal right to demand any
other kind of currency. The Govern
ment has the actual power to invest its
currency with such a quality, hut it is
unable to prescribe or regulate its pur
chasing power to compel people to part
with commodities or to render services
for currency regardless of their own valu
ation of it Under a system of free coin
age of silver the silver dollars would
have no greater value; indeed, they would
be come less valuable than Mexican sil
ver dollars. Their purchasing power
would thereby be reduced to nearly one
half of what it is at present The
"enemies" of the silver currency now in
circulation, therefore, are not those who
desire to maintain the existing gold
standard, but those who advocate free
silver coinage. If the silver dollar which
is so frequently personified, were really a
person, it would pray to be protected
from its alleged friends. Il has nothing
to fear from its supposed euemies.
Hives are not dangerous to life, but
they are a prolific breeder of misery and
profanity. Doan's Ointment gives in
stant relief, even in the worst cases of
this and other exasperating disease of
Jeff Davis Eulogized.
Richmond, Va., July 2. The corner
stone oi the Jefferson Davis monument
was laid to-day. It was preceded by a
big parade of Confederate veterans.
An invitation was extended from the
Philadelphia Brigade to attend the re
union of the blue and gray at Washing
ton, September 10, when a monument to
the brigade will be unveiled at Antietam.
General Gordon said in the convention
the invitation would be sent to the vari
ous camps for action. The Rev. J. Wil
liam Jones was opposed to this on the
ground that this was the brigade that
brought up the row in Richmond about
marching behind tho Confederate liag.
General Gordon replied: "Dr. Jones
belongs to a church that believes in con
veision. Our friends have long since
repented their action."
"Yes, but they should bring forth
fruits mete for repentance," responded
From a gracetul exordium, explaining
the purpose which had drawn his audi
ence together. General Lee asserted that
it was fitting that Jefferson Davis' re
mains should rest in Virginia, w hich he
characterized as the greatest of all States.
Many persons statesmen, soldiers lie
in Virginia soil, from Washington to the
present time, but none greater than Davis,
although more fortunate.
Throwing a glance backward, he show
ed how, .11 years ago, the man whose
memory they met to-day to honor lay
manacled in a casemate of a strongly
garrisoned fortress, charged with treason
and murder. "And yet," he continued,
"he died by millions more sincerely
mourned and deeply beloved than any
other man in the history of the nation.
If bis enemies had succeeded in putting
him to death, he would have been the
most conspicuous figure iu American his
"The descendants of the men who to
day look on Jefferson Davis with unkind
expressions will see him as we do tho
stainless gentleman, the gallant soldier.
the devoted patriot, the pure aud gifted
Horse Eace With a Train.
HrsnsTON Pa., July 3. A neck and
neck race lietween two runaway horsts
and a freight train was an exciting sight
along the railroad near Hye station a
day or two ago. Ambrose Bratttm was
plowing orn in a river field with two
youirg heists, and at a point ne:r the
railroad tracks stopped to converse w ith
a friend. An ea-t!KHind freight train
thundered along, frightened theanimal,
and they ran away, taking the plow with
They headed fir the railroad, crossed
three tracks and ran against the sidoof
tho freight train. The lnrses were knock
ed down, but they soon regained their
balance, ami then liejiu a unst exciting
race down the tracks. The plow was still
attached to the animals. One of the ani
mals was in the six-foot, almost ag:iinst
the traiu, but this fact only seemed to in
spire the span into renewed activity, and
they dashed along at a speed only sur
passed by the steeds in the ancient char
Bratton's ability to run was not suffi
cient to overtake the flying horseflesh, so
he lioarded the freight, and thus succeed
ed in gaining the lead. He alighted
hen some distance ahead, and was able
to check the mad animals jn their flight,
and also save them from dashing into an
open culvert. The plow was almost
wholly demolished, and one of the ani
mals was badly lacerated.
Tnoker's Bitter Pill.
Bl.CK RlOOE. Gl. July fi. Jim Tucker.
of White Top, Xorth Carolina and Frank
Kumiston, who lives a few miles across
the Virginia line, hail trouble some time
ago, and, as usual in those parts, it re
sulted in a shooting affray.
Tucker shot Edmiston. the bullet tak
ing effect in the latter's leg. He had the
doctor cut the bullet out, and saved it.
declaring that some day he would make
Tucker eat it
Yesterday the men met, and Edmiston
got the drop on his late assailant . Then,
making him throw up bis hand, Edmis
ton took the bullet, put it in Tucker's
mouth and made him swallow it
Ed-niston then J u in pec on his horse and
rode back to his mountain home, appar
Big Verdict for Falte Arrest
Chicago, III., July 1. The Appellate
Court to-day aflinned the verdict of a
lower Court In the case of Herbert
Gehr against the Mexican Central Rail
way Company for forty thousand dollars
damages for alleged false imprisonment
In 1W Gehr was an employe of the rail
way company and was arrested and im
prisoned in a filthy jail, t-barged with
stealing a package itxtainir g tight tLou
Baldwin is Still Lneky,
Has Fbamctsoo, July 3. E. J.
(Lucky) Baldwin, the millionaire horse
man, bad a wonderful escape from assas
sination to-day at the bands of Emma A.
Ashley, sister of Lillian Ashley, whose
suit for 73,000 for alleged betrayal is
drawing to a close. The plaintiff w as on
the witness stand this morning, and
while she was being examined, her
sister drew a revolver from a handbag
and fired a shot at Baldwin.
The Incident, which precipitated the
attempted assassination, was the introduc
tion of a photograph of Lillian Ashley.
This photograph she strongly repudiated,
but eventually admitted it might possi
bly be a "snapshot" photograph. The pic
ture looked very like her, the hair being
curled. It was introduced by the defense
for the purpose of contradicting her state
ment that she at no time in her life had
curled her hair. In conclusion, hhe
said: "I know it can't be 1116, for I never
wore a dress like that,'' and as the last
a iswer quoted left her lijis, Emma A.
Baldwin's attorneys think that w hen
Lillian Ashley saw the photograph she
knew her ease was gone, and that its in
troduction led her to give a signal before
agreed upon to her sister to tiro the shot.
At any rate, w hat seemed to be a signal
from Lillian was given and immediately
her sister, who occupied a seat behind
Baldwin, fired at his bad. The bullet
plowed through his hair and buried it
self in the wall of the court room near
Digging His Crave ia a Swamp.
Wkstwoop, X. J., July 2. Michael
Burke was found this morning in a
swamp standing in a hole which he had
dug with his hands. When he was ask
ed what he was doing he said he was dig
ging his grave, and was going to bury
himself, so that "the man with the long
hair and whiskers" couldn't kill him.
He said the man had been chasiirg him
all night with an ax. He was locked up
to await an examination as to bis sanity.
He said he was 3.1 years old and a plas
terer. A man answering his description
has been stopping at the Ird"s Farm,
where the Angel Dancers live, during the
past few months. It is thought that the
man with the long hair that he speaks of
is Mason T. Huntsman, the head of tho
peculiar little sect Burke said several
times while he was on the way to Hack
" "Say, I don't believe that man Is a god,
do you?" But when asked whom he
referred to he could not give any intelli
Made Love By Kail.
New Oblkans, La., July 1. A unique
violation of the postal laws has been de
veloped. Post OlU. Inspector Dice, in
charge of this division, recei vel a com
plaint against Sophie Hoffman, a widow
of Austin, Tex., charging that some time
ago she beguiled a young man of another
State by letter writing to. fall in love with
Photographs were exchanged and mar
riage agreed upon. Probably unaware
that she was violating section 334 of the
postal laws, relative to using the mails
for improper purposes, she requested her
fiance to send railroad fare aud a sum for
other necessary expenses, so that she
might meet him and lie married. The
money was sent and, the young man
claims, the w idow failed to appear. The
deceived man put the matter in the hands
of the post office authorities aud Mrs.
Hoffman was arrested at Austin by In
spector Woods and is now in jail.
The Pittsttoa Horro r.
Wilk KsBarre , July 4. Less progress
was made at the Twin Shaft, Pittston, to
day than any day since the work of rescue
began. There was quite a heavy squeeze
shortly after noon which drove the res
cuers back. Then the water began to
pour in, which had a still further dis
couraging effect on the workers. There
is talk to-night that unlnss conditions in
the mine improve within the next
twenty-four hours the work of rescu
will be abandoned.
The mine inspectors, who at thesugges
tion of the Governor, will meet and in
vestigate the cause of the accident, will
hold their first session Monday. The
proceedings will be secret A protest
has been entered against this. The rela
tives of the men who are entomlied in the
mine want open sessions, and they have
petitioned the Governor to that effect
Mrs. Etowe Dead.
Hartford, Conn., July 1. Mrs. Har
riet Beecber Stowe, the gifted author of
"Cncle Tom's Cabin," and other works
of world-wide reputation, died at her
home at noon to-day without regaining
consciousness. She passed peacefully
away as though into a deep sleep. By
her bedside at the time was her son, two
daughters and other near relatives.
Mrs. Slowe's malady, a mental trouble of
masiy years' continuance, took acute
form on Friday, when congestion of the
brain with partial paralysis appear
ed. Mrs. Stowe was born June 4, LSI I,
in Litchfield, Conn., and was the daugh
ter of the Rev. Dr. Lyman Beecher, a
distinguished preacher and a sister of
the late Henry Ward Beecher.
The Sew Wora At Bradford.
BnAnFonn, Pa., July A black worm
with a yellow stripe and from 1 to 3 inch
es long, is causing great damage to iawr.s
and trees in and about tho city, destroy
ing tender lawn grass, mccuh nt shoot,
leaves and -filiate of trea. There are
millions of thorn and remedies seem onlv
to whet ihtir ravenous gluttony. Many
lawns in town an as br.nvn as if swept
by iireor a thipo lnoi.th s drouth. Sir all
farmers are mnkirg La..tc to cut thtir
hay fearing tiie ravages of the pe-its.
Soldier Cat Eows The Flag.
Chester, Pa., July 2.-Privte Black
burn, of Company B, X. G. P., of this
city, who cut the halyard and let down
the flag on the night of McKinley's nom
ination, has been discharged from the
company. The case was investigtted by
the officers of his company. The flag
was run up on the armory, aud it w as
contended that it was not in honor of
McKinley, but as a salute to a parade
which passed the armory.
Drink and Be Wise.
Lonik)!, July 4. Important develop
ments in the Roentgen photographic pro
cess are announced in lU-rlin. The most
interesting is a simple method of photo
graphing the stomach and intestines.
It is only necessary for the patient to
drink some harmless solution of mineral
salt, such as lime water, which Is an im
penetrable as bone to X rays, and excel
lent results are obtained.
Great Oaks from Little Aeorns Grewn,
Is a line from the trite old verse w e used
to recite in our school boy days. It has a
forciblo application to those small ail
ments which we are apt to disregard until
they reach formidable proportions. A fit
of indigestion, a "slight" attack or consti
pation, it is assumed, will soon pass off,
but is very apt to get worse, and in the
meantime is neglected until the ailment
becomes chronic, and then, if not eutirelv
eradicated, is a constant annoyance and
menace oi worse consequences, for dis
eases, recollect, beget one another. How
much wiser to resort to a course of Ibis-
tetter's Stomach Bitters at the outset of
the malady than to temporize with it at
the start, or treat it with v iolent remedies
in iu maturity. Be on time with disease
or it may "floor" you. M -clarions, rhe a
mat ic and kidney complaints, dyspepsia,
constipation, biliousness aud nervousneiu
are all disorders of rapid growth, and-
sboubl l;e"i)iptd in the 1 uu" ly a
imely resort to the Bitters.
Prove the ns-rit of Hofsl s SarsaparilU posl.
tive, perfect, prrmaucnt Cures.
Cures of scrofula In severest forms, like
goitre, swelled neck, running sores, bip
disease, sores in tle eyes.
Cure S" Klieum. with IU Intense Itching
aiwi burning, scald bead, tetter, rXr.
Cures "I Bolls, Pimples and all other erup
tions due to Impure hhaxL
Cures ot Dyspepsia and other troubles where
a pood stomach tonic was needed.
Cures of HlieumatWm.where patients were un
able to work or walk for weeks.
Cures of Catarrh hj expelling the Impurities
li!chrauvs and sustain tlw disease.
Cures ' Nervousness by properly toning mud
feeding the nerves upon pure blood.
Cures of Tliat Tired Feeling by restoring
strength. Send tor book of cures by
To C. I. Hood & Co.. Proprietors, Lowell, Mm
are the bent artcr-diruiT
IlOOU S PlllS pills, aid digestion. 2.
iA A A il A
It's having what's wanted, and selling
that kind at prices enough less to pay
people to come or send here, that we ex
pect to and will win even greater busi
ness in July than we did in June had
the biggest Juno this year or IXMi or any
in the store's history proor that choice
good for less prices win.
AGRA LIXEX 2fij inches wide oie
all in natural linen color grounds some
w ith clusters of stripes in pretty color
ings of blue, green, yellow, pink and lav
ender we washed samples or each color
combination washed them thoroughly
not a color raded or run such goods Tor
Cic and they're all stylish effects.
AMKRICAX DIM1TIKS 5c, Cic lar
gest assortment at CJo some ol the lot are
10c goods others 12Je light colors, and a
lot of the Cic ones in dark navy blue with
neat w hite figures, which speaks a lot for
the character of these, as blue and white
is quite in favor serviceable odors
which can be made up without lining.
Medium heavy welt WHITK I. Ks.
Jit inches w ide 10c nice for skirts this
kiud stretches better than muslin.
2.V- GRASS LIXEXS 2 inches wide
I V" stripes and plaids in colorings of
red, blue, brown, etc. sty'e and worth
that would make busy selling at even the
full value price a saving often cents a
yard w ill bring great results people re
alize that saving money is as good a
earning it, or this small profit ktore
wouldn't do such a large proportion of
this country's retail I)ry Goods business.
WASH JOOIS 3ctofl.i5aiid ir the
desired kinds are not mentioned here,
let us know your preference and we'll
send samples ot what's wanted you'll
find prices right fir the kin s less.
BOGGS & BUHL,
Remember that we are Headquarters
fur Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Slip
pers and everything in the shoe
line from the smallest article up
to the largest all or the reliable,
never-rip, water-tight sort at th
OUR MOTTO :
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY
George P. Stein & Co.,
TOG Main Cross St,
t PURITY. ...
Ii what ynakhouM look for when liny- 2
. I L.!, (..... I:
sntcctl pure; If vou buy from us you
Bet tlieiu direct from the I". S. liov. rn-ni'-nt
!tniiiie(l barrel; therein no bet
iu .iiKrBiiiiiiuiin, iH.n. are Kiuir.
$ Price3 Speak for Themselves.
S 2 year old. Pure Rve, tifO per e.il.
X " " 2..
T 4 - - .1 4.
HptTlal price list on Wines, etc., on X
application. No extra cliarae for jug T
or packing, tiive u a trial order. I
1SS Federal St. Allegheny, Ph.
flaio Cows Pay.
Twenty cowj and one
Little Giant SnTARATon
will make more tetter th jh
twenty-five cows tj
cream scpe-nitcr. "rl;.e
P. M. SIIARri.K.-?,
V.'rst Cfcrst". I'eca.. liltin. ITI,
Rutland, Vt .cr Ctraha. :.'.
It is as cheap
As it is good:
Th Pr!c of the PATRIOT His B Midi la Fit tKs
Tinws. It it Om Ctnt a Day, or $3 Wliea Paid
By Ihe Year.
Start the day right by reading the right
kind or newspaper. The Patriot is the
right kind. It is the only complete morn
ing newspaper that reaches Central Penn
sylvania at an early hour or the day. It
is one or the foremost Democratic news
papers in the State and I he only one print
ed at the State Capital, the official and
political centre of the Commonwealth.
Th Patriot makes a specialty or depart
ment news and gives more each day than
all the other State papers combined. It
gives much entertaining aud substantial
family reading. It has (copyrighted)
daily "hints for housekeepers" (a new
menu for every day) and a fashion de
partment, through which the latest pat
terns are supplied to Patriot readers.
Pennsylvania politics will be of extra
ordinary interest from this time on. The
State Capital will be the centre of excit
Ths Patriot has exclusive opportunities
for securing advance news ora semi-public
Special attention is given base ball and
rycling events, with detailed reports or
national league games.
DAILY, every week day morning in
the year, (la year.
WKKKLY, Tuesday evening or each
w eek, $1 a year.
THK DAILY will be sent rrom now
until after the election, by mail only, on
receipt of f 1.
THK WKKKLY will be sent rrom now
(ntil after the election, by mail only, on
receipt or ii cents.
THK PATRIOT Is the best advertising
medium in Pennsylvania outside of Pitta
burg and Philadelphia. It has a cent a
word want column.
Tue Patiuot Compasy,
Harris burg. Pa.
Brings Something' iev)
A Riding or Walking Spring Tooth Harrow
rSSH W ' ,-W
Xo dragging of frame on the ground. The lightest .-haft. r
itself of tra.sb a:s ca.-ilj &s a hay rake. Iltitis a.- lL'Lt , f
a man on a.s others do without a load.
CALL AND SEE IT. WEOIARANTEE IT THE I
IN THE WORLD.
J. B. Holderbauii
a- ' - :
The New Cafello Rance
WE sell the NEW CAPELLO RANGE, guaranteed the krtrc-t.
Range of it3 class on the market. It has very large avA t
ens, heavy grates, lininirs and tors. Baking and IJoa-tir
the highest as thousands of daily users can testify. If v.
the best buy a
: : ALSO A FULL LINE OF : :
GRANITE, COPPER TIXW.l
Milk Cans, breen Poors and Windows, Ice Creara Freezers. (.
Gasoline Stoves. Call and see us. Respectfully,
A CHANCE TO MAKE MONEYS
134&136CH nton St., - - JCHNSTOVW
2,500 Fur Capes for S12.50.
1,000 Ladies' Jackets for S5.(X
And Other . Wmter Goods in Jrojor
n wit vii
ICE COLD SOD;
Pure Drugs and Chem-1 Fine Imported & -icals.
G. V. BENFORD, Manager.
.rOmoe or Pr. S. XI. Kcll in rear or Store, where he will wait i:p'n r '
Satunlay or earh week.
A thing to ba considered
In buying Furniture.
PRICK m generally held to le of the first iui'r;;ii : 5
should le the last. II you buy for quality you pay avir.iii'S t
ir you buy lor price you get w hat you pay for. I
ChainWr Suit. Solid Oak and Cherry,
l'arlor Suits, : : ;
Sideboards, Solid Oak, :
Chairs, Neds, Springs, Mattresses
Covers a multitude of hins, but it isu't Decennary to ha j
undesirable features to secure figure. KsUblish lit your
the detail of gra.Ks, then you are ready for priee. !
C. H. Coffroth,
g 60G Main Cross Street,
Of atiiir time .v. r ;.n
tliat tiiT have tu,..
you. GOOD RtSULTS,
Come fmiu lonjf t-xj r.-; . ;
Cindere'la Stem a-.j
Are th rii:i of r :. r
y-arV rtriiir-. 'I:... ,
fr h-:r iltirubiliry, c.,i,,.-.' ,
rij1 eronoiuy. ,
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to itiak:n Iiyc Tin' w,t , r
UifUn vry ff :urfii. v
Thir rleanlint-H i .,
Thfir euoiny av in r
J. B. Holderbaurr. :
P. A. SCHELL,
j rfh s3S53PS All
, containing six pieces, fti'v J- t
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aud all other kinds of Furniture a
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