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MIDDLEBURGH, SNYDER CO.. PA, FEBRUARY " 18&
Jems of local interest
several Sheriff's sales are adver
fed in tLis issue.
A woman and a lion are seldom
lie to find things whero they lay
Morgan Rote of Miffiinburg is
aiu employed in Harry Hciglo's
James Beaver and family of Mif
ngburg visited Gabriel Beaver's on
Charles Stauffer and wife of Ho
nsgrove were Middleburgh visitors
Reuben Dreeac, ex-sheriff of Sny-
er county, wan a county Heat visitor
James A. Jarrett's pension was in-
reased to $12 through tho uid of G.
V. Long, attorney.
Luther Mertz and II. II. Herbster
f Centervillo were Middleburgh vic
tors on Sunday.
Mrs. E. C. Stahl of Reading is vis-
ting her pat-outs, Daniel Millhouse
ftnd wife in Swineford.
Miss Irene Beaver fainted in
Lurch ou Sunday morning caused
Iby want of veutilatiou.
C. ). Gauglor, one of tho peda-
spects to his Middleburgh damsel ou
Adam Renniuger, tho newly elected
school director of Franklin town
ship, paid bis respects to this oilico
Ou Saturday tho Republican
Standiug Committee will meet in
he Court House. This will bring a
&e'iu&y l&or. 3tliecounly seat.
M Thares kchambacf Centor Twp.,
ullfiil nt. this office laV: week and re-
I quested us to pluce his name ou the
iekot us a candidate for the Stand
I Another horse belonging to Mover
i id Meiser diod ou Sunday. This is
ie fourth horso that was lost by
lis lirm in less than that tuauy
K. M. Troup, who carries tho mails
..i n- i l
JtJlWtUU lUClllieill UUU omiuojjlUM-,
ias sold out to Abruhatu Kramer, of
i UchlitlJ. He takes charge to-uior-ow.
Courier, Jan. 30.
Buick Fou Sale. Brick of tho best
(quality for building and paving can
be secured at reasonable rates by
applyiug to Carbon Seebold, Mid
dleburgh, Pa. tf.
Dr. Fcrcivul Herman of Kratzcr-
villo was in Middleburg ou Monday.
The Doctor says tho Senatorial
question is warm in Jackson town
ship with chauces in favor of Dr.
Joseph Middleswarth, attorney-
in-fact for tho beirs of Hon. A. J.
Middleswarth, was in our city last
week ou business connected with
the estate. Ou February 22nd he
will sell real estate iu Beavcrtowu.
E. G. Shindel informs us that on
the morning of Jan, 30, 1873, tho
thermometer registered 30 degrees
below zero. The following morniug,
31st, the mercury dropped to 31 be
low. This year it was about 30 above.
The Snyder county institute pro
ceedings published in pamphlet
form have been mailed to all the
teachers iu the county. If any have
' not received their copies they should
notify us and the omission will bo
Persons who are candidates for
members of the Stauding Committee
la Middlecreok, Franklin and Cen
ter Townships and Middleburg bor
ough should hand their names in at
this office so that they can be print
ed on the official tickets.
A smooth, easy shave, genteel
hair cut, or other tonsorial work, is
alwavs obtained at Soles' Barber
jShop, in Wittenmyer's Building, op
posite Post office. Go to Soles and
' ..a til 1
rou will make no misiaice, ouaving
oap, face cream, bair oil and eg
hampoo for sale. A. doles.
Why does a democratic newspaper
take such an interest in the canvass
for State Senator T l'ill tho repub
lican 3 $ in a democratic pocket
jingle loud enough to bring republi
can votes f Republicans can t be
"hoo-dood" by the refuso of tho
Will Joe Lefher publish the con
tract made at tho last Senatorial
conference between Senntor Hnck
enburg and Ed. M. Hummel in
which the latter agreed to turn over
his conft rens to Hackenburg and givo
Hummel's man (Lumhardj an ap
pointment in tho State Senatot
Hackenburg got the conferees and
Ltitnbard got the iob nt 1 iiiumo!'
request. Let Mr. Hummel deny it
if bo dare.
Republican oter, did you get a
copy of the Democratic Time t A
great many extra copies were sent
to republican voters. Of course,
you don't behove that Lt.-sbt r sent
them ut his own expt!:.se.
Whero was Hiiiiiinel iu the late
Quay-Hustings fight T You nil kuow
that Dr. Wagetiseller was for
Mrs. J. G. Sinilu of Duncaunon is
visiting friends and relatives iu town.
Mrs. T. B. McWillliams paid a
visit to Millersbtirg friends recently.
Through an oversight tho name
of James Bowersos, High constable
.vas omitted from our list of elected
officers published last week. The
name was also omitted from the
borough ticket, but luckily, he had
no opposition and was unanimously
Proper ventilation in all public
places is an important thing. Do
you kuow that you inhale all the im
purities tl"-o wu off by oilier porso T
That is true. Perhaps disoasod d!U'.
rr-l2!&8--TSS&ao "-gz J -you
don't know how easily and quickly
you"may afflict yourself with the
germs of a perpetual diseuso. Al
ways see that your public rooms are
Gen. J. P. S. Gobiu of Lebanon,
speaker protein of the State Senate,
was a distinguished visitor to our
county seat ou Sabbath. Ho was
tho guest of Mrs. T. J. Smith and
Dr. J. Y. Shindel to whom ho is rc
latou. The General is commander
of the 3rd Brigade of the National
Guards of Pennsylvania and is a
candidate for his fourth term in tho
Stato Senate, where he is one of the
most influential members.
Tho Fulton Ili'itublictin publish
ed at McConnelsburg, Bedford
county eamo to our desk last week
for tho first time. It is a very newsy
sheet, fearless in its expression and
it should bo a favorite with every
Fulton couutian. It is edited by F.
M. Taylor and company, who are
generous enough to givo tho good
qualities of both Congressman
Mahon and Edwin S. Arnold, Sny
der county's resident candidate.
SSVDEH COUNTY 11ELLIUCRKXTS. The
politicians of Snyder county are
chewing each other up in their efforts
to settlo down on a Stato senator for
next term from this district. With
out consulting tho lay of tho laud iu
Union or Northumberland county,
they aro soreuely pegging away at it
as if they are tho whole district.
They had better stop fighting long
euough to ascertain which of the
Snyder county belligerents they
wish recognized, and then focus
their long distanco telescope over
this way. Sunbtiry Item.
Wo extond congratulations to
Claude R. Smith, a former resident
of this place on being placed in
charge of the new D. L. & II. depot
at Curbondule which is pronounced
to bo ono of the finest and most
modern owned by the company.
The Curbondale Leader says :
"Claude R. Smith, the efficient tick
et agent who has occupied that
position for the past few years has
been given charge of both stations,
and his appointment meets with the
approbation of the public who have
always found Mr. Smith to be a
gentleman of affable and courteous
manners. For the present Mr.
Smith will have two competent as
sistants, Messrs. E. S. Ilisted and
Dr. WageDssller a
Hm offer Battles.
A Brief Sketch of a remark'
able record of professional
and Military service in de
fence of our Orand old Flag.
Doctor Wagetiseller has a most
reuiat '.able war record. It is not
gonera'ly known to the people at
largo of our modest little cotiuty and
it may not bo amiss to state simply
and briefly a few of tl-o leading inci
dents of his war career. He enlisted
for the defence of the Union in 1SC1,
just after being gradtiato 1 from tho
Pennsylvania Collegu ; just after his
marriagj; just whon he had settled
down iu his medical practice in
Beavertown. Graduation, Marriage,
Professional Ambition. What could
L '""lifbTa Bignificanflo" "iT youug
American ; what could be dearer to
His Country's Liberty. And he
was ono of the first to hasten to its
sido. He fought through tho Re
bellion, no was engaged in its most
sanguinary and disastrous as well
as brilliant and decisivo conflicts.
Anlietaiu, South Mountain,
Fredericksburg and a score of
others. Fredericksburg, says his
torian Fox, iu his Regimental losses
was tho bloodiest battle in the his
tory of tho world. Surgeon Wagnu
selllor was a Union Soldier iu that
engagement, passing through its
bloody experiences. Iu this con
flict tho bravn C:iptai n George W.
Ryan lost his life and it is an im
perishable houor to his military
famo nnd to his intrepidity as an
American soldier that tho Middle
burgh G. A. R. Post bears his name.
Doctor Wageuseller was coiumis
sioued by Governor Curtiu as as
sistant Librarian to the celobrated
l'l'Jth Pa. Regiment. This command
wus ordered to tho field at Bull Run
September 4, lHii2, by orders from
the War Department, there to give
decent burial to tho fallen Uuiou
Troops who had lain an entire week
upon that bloody battle
ground, exposed to a blazing south
ern sun, the woather uud tho ele
ments. Says Bates' History, Volume
i, page 37H. "Tho dead iu tho bat
tle of Bull Run were still uuburiod,
and this Regiment wus Bout (tho
l'VJtli) under Hag of truco to perform
tho mournful duty of consigning
thorn to tho earth. For threo days
it was incessantly employed. Several
days bad now elapsed since the
dead had falleu, tho battle having
commenced ou the 27th of August,
and the corpses exposed to tho sum
mer sun were in a lothsome con
dition. Very few of tho Rebel dead
hud boon left unburiod, but tho
Uuiou Soldiors lay as they foil, scat
tered over all the field in overy con
ceivable position. Many had beeu
robbod of hats, coats and shoes and
in many instances stripped entirely
naked. One thousand, seven hun
dred and niety-nine Union Soldiers
were committed to graves ; the best
in view of their condition that could
be given them." This fateful oc
currence was one of the most tragio
event$ of the whole war, more hori
fying, nerve trying and distressing,
than marching into the mouth of
the living oannon.
Genoral Grant subsequently pre
sented to this famous Regiment of
our own Pennsylvania boys a purse
of over Four Hundred Dollars for
placiug the Union Flag upon the
Ramparts at Richmond, and in clos
ing his letter to this band of brave
boys General Grant says: "It af
affords me great satisfaction to re
coive from your Commanding Gen
oral such unqualified testimony of
your gallantry and heroism in but
tle, and to be tho inodium of trans
mitting to you this recognition of
worth of your service in defense
of our common country.
U. S. Grant,
In March 1H14 Surgoon Wagetisel
ler being in North Carolina by pro
motion of the War Department,
under duty with the Military Rank
of Major, as Surgeon of the lsth
Pa. Regiment was detailed to join
the expedition, sent to relievo the
Union General Foster who was be
leaguered at Washington that State
bv the Rebel General D. H. Hill.
Wagenseller's Brigade was convey
ed by steamship, but en routo tho
squadron was shipwrecked and met
a Kebel Blockade and for two days
and nights they hung in tho teeth of
the angry salt wavex, iniiuinenently
in po-il of l.eing washed overboard.
The soldiers were seized bv seasick
ness ; the fray of the Lurrica.:. the
peals of lightning and the pelting of
merciless ruins an. I the salt sea add
ed to the indescribable distress of
tho troops. Surgeon Wageuseller
during this dangerous enterprise
maintained his firm and tenacious
spirit and was really ono of the chief
agents in unloading tho ship of 100
tons of coal, pussin it from the hull
of the vessel iu mess pans, and iu
aiding eventually in getting the
troops safely back to lund, rescuing
tho undertaking from a total uud an
utter destination. These are a few
things that happened in which bo
participated, by the fortunes of war,
during his ssrvice.
Do our young men know if not
let them dispassionately reflect but
a moment thut out of the 2,700.
000 Union men who served iu the
Rebellion, 2." per cent, of them, or
fJfl.OOt) of them were inero boys,
under seventeen years of age.
Will tho young Republicans of
Snyder county turn away from
SURGEON WAG KN'SI'LLER, be
cause his Senatorial contest is being
maliciously and falsely opposed by
Lesher's Democratic Tint f si The
pulls will answer.
Sttx?r Clear of Democratic Alliances.
Sbi.imsuhovr, Pa., Ftd). 4, lSW.
En. Post: The decision you have
nide to permit the claims of candi
date to be presented in your col
umns is a wise ono ami I trust you
will permit a few lines from me. If
it were not for tho fact that demo
cratio sheets are being usod iu favor
of ono candidate on the silent un
derstanding that republican news
papers according to custom shall
say nothing in primary campaigns, I
would oppose the idea that republi
can newspapers should tako a part.
Under tho circumstances, it became
a party issuo and the courso of tho
Post and tho Herald is commond
od by loyal republicans in overy part
of our couuty. Tho charge has
beeu mudo iu Mr. Hummel's mouth
piece, J. G. Lesher's democratic
Tim, that Dr. Wagonseller assist
ed in securing the appointment of J.
A. Luiuburd at Washington. Tho
Doctor's affidavit as well as a letter
from Congressman Muhon denies
the charge. Everybody knows that
the appointment was an unpopular
one and that the mere mention of
Lumbard's name is enough to make
any voter turn against a candidate.
This false charge has been used by
Lesher in behalf of Hummel. Mr.
Lesher knew it was false, but know
ing that Lumbard was as unpopular
with republicans as Lesher is with
the Democrats, he used it with de
Now, Mr. Lesher, Dr. Wagen seller
has proven by conclusive evidence
that he bad nothing to do with the
appoint jnenfi cf Editor Lumbard at
Washington )rocl not with the same
gentlemU i-the Stato Senate in
1893. Congressman Mahon assumes
theentiib responsibility of the last
appointmeutWho uiado tho other
oneiu I f.Oftou reply, "Senator
Hackenbarg"f Very True. Who
was it from Snyder couaty that was
in a position to make au effectivo re
quont from Senator Hackenburg!
Will you, my, democritic friend,
deny that your own hero has made
tho effective rnquost t Jhtre he him
elf font, itf Why is it more of a
crime to recommend an unpopular
appointment it 1895 than iu 1H'J;!T
These Iin are written without any
ill will toward Mr. Hummel, but his
tuouth-pioce, njado a false charge
which was promptly resented. What
relation Mr. "Hummel sustains to
this democratic newspaper, I do not
prtteud to know, but I nssert upon
honest convictions that it looks en
tirely too auspicious for honoMt re
publicans o countenance when a re
publican cn litlate gots printed at a
democrats nevbpaper office tho very
cards ho istributos to solicit repub
lieun vot ,
Now, Fellow Republicans, I want
a word with you. Do you intend to
allow J. tl. Lesher a man who for a
life time lis been preaching demo
cratic fre trs le. to diotate to you
whom yor shall vote for at this
primary f. ou! He ruled, shut
tsred and ru.,1 the Democratic
party iu Knyd rc,nty. wus kicked
from its couu-ils and" iow tiH
gall to pose ai a dictator for honest
republicans. Oo you intend to let
such a f allow afluenco you iu jour
votej 1 p intend to ffiveJiizi
the privilege cl haying that ho as a
domocrat is a factor in tho republi
can fight for State Senator. You
eertainly know that his principle
and his policy with the democratic
party was to rule or to rum it. Hu
could not rule it, so he ruined it.
Such a fellow can huvo no better
motives now. Mr. Lesher is am
bitious. If he gets a chunco ho will
do everything in his power to creato
a division iu our party and ho is al
ready hurling tho missiles into our
camp. 1 feel sorry forjMr. Hummel,
but early in tho campaign he wus ad
vised to ceaso his alliliutions with
Lesher. He has refused to heed tho
advice of friends and consequently
he deserves the punishment duo to
On tho other hand, we have in
this town another candiduto who is
free from democratic alliances, has
always boon an uncompromising
republican, has spent time and
money iu republican campaigns and
to-day stands as the only candidate
who is openly plodgod to support
the threo principles of political re
form. The Doctor is well known in
Union and Northumberland coun
ties and is iu a better position to
eommand the district nomination
than any other candidate iu tho race.
If the honest republicans of Snyder
couuty are going to follow demo-
i t ...
ruo auvice in a republican cam
paign they will do something they
have never done before. Permit me
to assure you, Mr. Editor, that this
letter has been written without the
advice aud without tho knowledge
of Dr. Wagonseller. Trusting thut
you will see the justice of this and
give it space in your worthy col
umns, I am, Very Respectfully,
A great dsal of important matter
is crowdod out again this week.
If the person who writes over the
signature "Chewing Gum" will give
us the news referred to, it will be
published. We can't publish news
we know nothing about.
Over in Snyder county about half
the Republican voters are candi
dates, and thay claim the nomina
tion belongs to that county and they
are going to have it. Union connty
has her quota of candidates. So be
fore the district nomination ia Bet
tie1 here will.be long and bitter
EDWIN M. HUMMEL.
Reasons given by a friend why ho
Wnrlliv nf ri.i,i-nu,.(.,... .:.. t-.
niei. iii me oidio nenate.
I. A representative Republican
from principle, and not a tricky pol
itican. A descendant from one of
Snyder County's oldest family of
I- Always a friend to the soldier.
t'HOOf tlm tiiim ilmwti-a .. I... .
M. G. A. R. with an Ei.'htv l,.ll,.r
eiiiorial Viiliiimi II.. i....
ITllt Years (il.l .Inrin.. 1 1.. .. .... I
was uot aide to join in the service.
III. A loyal Republican always
true to the noiniiit..u ..r i.:
H" , : r- .11-1 I till .
o never helped to elect a Democra-
irmeiiioer to in Jjegisltiture iu
0; nor a Democratic Sheriff in
Hi. i niiil rvtit'v .uw. L ...1 a..
fin. I nun on the late Judge question
IV. A lilii-Mil fimi rH. :
since ho had a vote: tiiluiiu I he mon.
V Ollt of Ills linn i.,i..l-..t I .....
- .. - - " " " i . if flll Mill
making a big flourish mi cumiuiigii
funds, or iiiiinev fini.;tl... l i
. A lieiinlili.iuii ...! .... . r....
proof of w hu- i un it f. i i., ii
sons who saw his activity in the Me-
nire uiki l lackcnocrg campaigns.
No one dare nuestion hii (!tml.i;l
VI. Mr. Hilimili l In. Inn ' j t.i lw.u
t Villi (,( SliiKvnil 1 I . I ;
- . ......... ,i i'ii.'.ii i.Mlr-lll ,
uikI is one of those men who for the
goo.ioi ins parly, lias mi . it
ponents II IK III 111:111 V ii ln.tli- .....
ed field, never flinching f. ,r u mo-
mem, inn Diavely lieani:!.' in par
ty's banner in the thickest; ,f ,o
fray, and rejoicing when victory
row nod the i (Tort of the Grand O!,'!
V - .
VII. Iii t, In. it, Mr. Hiinuni I is a
andidati: on the reform platform
proclaimed at our lato State Con vention
under tho llblo li ..di'l'ship
and genius of Senator tuay. 1 n t hu
State Senate ho will bo found advo
cating every movement, looking to
the enactment of just principles of
reform, which enactment has been
made necessary ou account of thv
leckless and disgraceful practices of
some local political leaders who are
now suddenly becoming reformers,
simply because the people will no
longer tolerate their outrages. Mi.
Hummel does not need i n form
for the reason that ho always has
been a reformer.
VIII. Mr. Hummel is one nf the
few heavy tux-payers of our County,
and tin such w ill bo opposed to un in
crease of taxation. liming been
raised on a farm and now owningouu
himself be naturally will not only
oppose un increase of taxation upon
tho farmer, but it will be bis en
deavor to lessen those taxes. Know
ing that taxation is burdensome, ho
stands pledged to place it w here it
properly belongs uud t3 cquulizo it
IX. Mr. Hummel is tho only 'ie
of the three Senatorial candidates
who has spent his timo and money
making Snyder county entitled to
the honor at this time, lie certain
ly should have the fruits of his la
bors. Ho is also tho only one of the
threo candidates who never received
any official or representative posi
tion from his party.
X. It is tho laboring man espec
ially who appreciates and will up -hold
Mr. Hummel in this camoaign,
sinco many receive support and fair
treatment ut his bunds us the hearty
support his employes are giving him
XI. Edwin M. Hummel has been
liberally educated iu the Public
Schools of our county, ut tho Free
burg Academy, the Susquehanna
University, and Duff's Rusiuess Col
lege at Pittsburg. Having thus at
tained an enlightened mind, with
practical experience, ho is well qual
iged to meet the requirements of the
position he seeks.
Keep your eye on our Balo regis
ter. If you want to have sale, give
us your date and it will be inserted
free if your bills are pr'ntod at this