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THE CAMERON COUNTY PRESS.
i." TABUaUED HV C. 15. GOUI.D, MARCH, 1866. VOL. 43 Congressional Compliments. mm Though the contest for Congression al honors in this District, composed of Centre, Clearfield, Cameron and Mc* Kean counties, is yet nearly a year dis tant, says"the Bellefonte Keystone* Gazette, the subject in some parts has already become a matter of vital consideration; and the agitation seems to have centered in Clearfield county— in fact has practically narrowed down to the town of Dußois—where we understand three candidates reside who are trimming their sails for the contest, and who expect to enter 'lie fight to win the nomination. In our opinion the office of Congress man has been much misunderstood in this district. K has been treated as u compliment to the candidates, and is distributed according to the claims of the different localities represented in the district, with the result that p. change is made every four yean, and every time, after an incumbent was thoroughly initiated in the workings of the body and rendered capable of per forming the functions of the office and be of service to the people, he was re tired by force of custom to make room for another, who by virtue of his loca tion or ability, was set in his place to begin anew to learn the retinue of the office, again to be retired by custom just about the time when his fitness for the office was made manifest by what he was able to accomplish. In our mind this is a great mistake. in other districts where members in Congress have been allowed to success themselves, the people enjoy the in influence of their representative in the Lower House by virtue of their ac eummulated strength, and as a result, they get what they want. They recog nize the fact that corporations and business firms who enjoy able manage ment would be loath to change heads every four years. In fact it would be suicidal. And the same is true in this case. They cry against the third term in Congress, where new members are practically helpless until they have time to prove their practicability and develop their strength, is a fallacy. In this connection the Gazette would ask for a considerat ion of the candidacy of Captain Charles F. Barclay, of Cam eron county, to succeed himself, who as every one must admit, has develop ed unexpected and unusual strength during his incumbency in the office. We are free to declare and challenge contradiction in the statement that he has done more for his constituents than any other man who has ever represent ed Centre county, irrespective of the counties which composed the district heretofore. He is not a wind-jammer —one who delights to hear himself talk to the disgust of bis colleagues and the weakening of his own influ ence, but a quiet, earnest, active, inde fatigable worker, —one who recognizes the full responsibility of his office and who is incorruptible in its perform ance. The fact is becoming recognized more and more every day that the office of Congressman is a losing investment when considered in a financial sense, and that it is not the place for an honest man who has not a competency ahead sufficient to make up the looses sus tained without experiencing embar rassment. And there is not a man in the district who is so agreeably gifted with all the elements that make a good representative as is Captain Barclay. His tremendous business energy, back up by good horse sense, and which coupled with his long experience with the working man as an employer of labor, has given him an inside know ledge of their wants which few men possess, while his acquaintance in early life with the "plain and simple annals of tho poor" makes him appreciate the rights of all, and no eminence to which he may attain will render bim imper- ious or disrespectful of those in the humble walks of life. We write without suggestion or con sent of Captain Barclay. We do not know whether he would accept a re nomination if it were tendered him. Nor is there anything personal in it, us ho has never done anything for us r >r j have we asked him to do anything for i us in the future; but we are interested in good representation in Congress— probably more so than in any other of fice outside of President of the United States-which, without proper support from the two Houses, would necessarily j be rendered but a flgure-liead. Hence we suggest that the time has about come when our people should get'.on to the fact congressional com pliments are expensive gifts, and that it is not good business or political sense to exchange the old and tried for the ( new and untried—just to gratify ambi- j lion at the expense of the public. Lechner-Muleahy. On Monday morning at six o'clock, during Mass at St. Mark's Catholic church, occurred the marriage of Mies Laura, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Lechner and Mr. John 11. Mulcahy. Miss Carolyn Lechner, a sister of the bride, acted as bride's maid, while Mr. Leo Hayes did the duties of best man. Rev. Father Thos. B. Downey performed the ceremony. Mrs. Mul cahy is one of Emporium's most popu lar young ladies and has a large circle of friends and is sure to make a true helpmate to the husband of Iter choice Mr. Mulcahy en joys the respect and en team of all who know him, and is one of our promising young business men. The bride was attired in a gray travel ing suit and was attended by Carolyn Lechner, her sister, who was dressed in old rose silk. After the ceremony the guests repair ed to the home of the bride where a delicious wedding breakfast was serv ed by Mrs. Emma Itobiu.,ou to imme diate relatives and intimate friends. The dining room was decorated with sweet peas and ferns. The happy couple departed on the eight o'clock train fir a short wedding trip—destination unknown. The guests from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Lechner, and Miss Marion Lechner, Erie, Pa., Mis.; Pearl Relive, Weedvillo, Pa.; Miss Mame Ritchie, St. Marys, Pa. The best wishes of the PEE?B and their large circle of friends go with them through life's journey. Colored Folks Pic-nic. Mrs. Wm. Robinson and sons gave a gave a picnic at Keystone Park last Friday in honor of Rev. Farley Fisher, wife and children, of Williamsport. The following were invited guests: Mrs. Z.A. Jones and ehild,of Rock Hill S. C., Reuben Fountain and family, Wm. Scott and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Battle, Mrs. H. W. Graham. Of course they had a delightful day. Death on Train. Last Thursday afternoon a log train on John E. Dußois lumber road struck a woodsman named Sagnitia, terribly mangling his right leg and one arm Dr. Merrill placed him on a train to take him to a Dußois hospital, but his injuries being so serious that lie died on the train between Hicks Run and Benezette. Children's Day Services. The Children's Day service at the Baptist Church last Sunday eveniug was enjoyed by a large and attentive audience. The floral decorations were exquisite. The program used was Tullar-Meredith Co's "Carland of Praise." The committee in charge are to be complimented on the success which attended their efforts. "Nice and Dandy, Thank You." Ed. Hackett and wife, who reside on Third street, are exceedingly proud of I those twin boys who made their advent ; at their home last Saturday morning. ! Mr. Hackett, who is one of C. B. How | ard Company's efficient woods fore men, did not know of the important ; event until he arrrived home Saturday j evening. Although this is their second l bunch of twins, they are "nice and i dandy, thank you." I. X. L. Ice Cream for July 4th. To avoid disappointment leave your ' order early for Fourth of July Ice Cream. With a large additional line of new packers just purchasd, I am prepared to take care of all orders. J. B. MISISEL. Emmanuel Church Services. July 4, Fourth Sunday after Trinity: i 0:30 a. m., Holy Communion. Sub ject of Sermon, "The Nation and i Humanity." 7.-30 p. m , Evening-Prayer and Ser- "Liberty and Union, One and Inseparable." — WKßSTKß. EMPORIUM, PA., THURSDAY. JULY 1, 1900. JOE PAGANO FAYS THE PENALTY The Italian who Murdered John Kibe Executed m the Jail Yard at 10:11. Tuesday Morning DISPLAYED WONDERFUL NERVE 1 lie second exe -utum in the history of Cameron county took place on lut .sday morning at 10:11, when Joe I'agano, aged 27 years, paid the penalty for tlie murder <>i .John Kibe, a citizen of Emporium, on the evening of No. . 'Jiith. I'.ios, at the American House, while intoxi cated. ' JOE PAGANO. THE CRIME. On the '•vi-aingof Nov. 2<1,1905, «':>• ur 8:30, J . I > ' -uno, .ti Ita'ian who his resided i . Ihnp.iriuin ;'or two or three years, wont into the American Hotel conducted by Chas. Farley and being boistornus and di orderly tfie landlord ejected him from the homes at three different times. The infuriated Italian stormed around in front of the hotel when ue pulled out a revolver and fired in ihe sidewalk. Mr. John Kibe who stood in the hotel, went to the door to see '.'.•hat th • Itfdtan was doing and spoke to him, requesting that he go home. Almost instantly lie raised the gtiri and lired at Kibe, the ball en tering hi:i right side near the heart. Kibe at once turned b.ick and sitting down, said, "I'm shot." Great oxcite meut prevailed. The injured man was removed to the parlor and DM. Smith, Bush and Fa Ik summoned. Promptly upon the arrival of the Dro. it was evident that the unfortunate man had but a few minutes to live. The leaden messhiger of death had severed an artery and the wounded man passed to the great beyond surrounded by hit grief-stricken wife and children, at 9:07. While the sad scene was taking place in the "death room," Chief of Police Frank Mundy called for volunteers to aid him in finding and arresting the murderer, who alter committing the dastardly deed walked up to Leet & Co's store and passed across the street down towards the Junction. Mr. Mundy hurried down to Wm. Clark's and requested his assistance which was readily granted. The officer passed the Italian while enroute for Clark's and after telling Mr. Clark to "give him the club as soon as he jump ed into him," retraced liis steps and caught up with the murderer in front ofE. D. Mumford'B residence, when Mundy threw both arms around him, Mr. Clark at the same time welted him on the head. After properly securing him he was taken to St. Charles Hotel and searched. Upon his person was found a large stiletto, one razor and five or six cartridges. The revolver, which he dropped when captured, con tained two charges—one being fired in i the sidewalk, one into John Kibe and I the other at the hotel as he passed down the street. On Friday morning he was taken be fore Esq. Larrabee, who committed him to jail to await the action of the I grand jury on the second Monday of January,loo9. FOUND GUILTY. The prisoner was tried at the term of court convened on Monday, Jan. 11th, 1909. Was defended by Mr. F. I 1). Leet and prosecuted by District I Attorney, J. P. McNarney. On Thurs day, Jan. 12th the prisoner was found ( guilty of murder in the first degree by the following jurymen: Adams, Delmont, farmer Shippen. Burk, F. S., laborer, Grove. Bailey, M., farmer, Gibson. Comley, Fred, laborer, Lumber. Council, C. A., clerk, Grove. Darrin, J. If., carpenter, Lumber. Goks, R. R., laborer, Grove. Mole, II .ward, laborer, Gibson. Reid, J. 1.., farmer, Shippen. Spangler, Obas., farmer, Shippen. Wykoff, Isaac, laborer, Lumber, i Williams, A. R., laborer, Grove. On the following day. Friday, .Jan. loth, 190!>, his Honor, Judge Hall, re ( convened court at 2:00 p. 111., when Hi ill Sheriff, John \V. Norris, brought the prisoner befor the Bar, when sen j tence was passed. The prisoner seem ed da zr<! and did not seem to realize the terrible truth. waiting Sentence. Dicing the long months awaiting the death warrant, which was issued May 26th, 100 ), the condemned man fr< tied and worried and not being familiar with the wnys of this country thought that every person who entered his ce.t had "co:::e t.o kill me." At times he grew very sociable and chat ted with the prisoners pleasantly. When a prisoner escaped from the jail, Joe gave the alarm. Every effort was made to have his sentence com muted to life imprisonment, but with out avail. Before his trial, a fellow countryman collected a. large sum of m ney, said to bo about §ooo, with which to secure the services of a first class crimin ! lawyer, but the chap skipped out for Itally with the money. NEARING THE FATAL DAY. About six weeks ago he began to prepare for death and called for Father Thomas Downey, who almost daily visited his cell and prepared the con demned man to meet his God. j Pagano insisted that he did not know I he had killed Kibe, saying "America whiskey bad whiskey—make crazy." I For weeks the condemned man ate little or nothing and became very sick j two or three times. However, he got better and more reconciled. On Satur j day he requested Ed. Blinzler to call | and give him "his last shave." Dur j ing this time the prisoner's arms were handcuffed behind his back. THE EXECUTION. On Monday, the [final preparations were made between the jail and court house, an enclosure being placed around the scene. A couple of State constabulary police arrived on Mon day and assisted, in addition to a num ber of deputy sheriffs' and aided in guarding against any outbreak. Sheriff Norris took no chances. Crowds of people gathered at the J courthouse Monday evening and early 1 Tuesday morning, hut were kept back by the special officers. At ten o'clock all being in readiness the following Sheriff's jurymen took i their places around the scaffold: Stewart Nellis, Emporium. Amos Ross, Gibson. Jacob Kritner, Shippen. Wm. Berry, Lumber. Joseph Kissel), Lumber. Anson O. Swartwood, Emporium. Geo. Market, Shippen. Wm. McDonald, Shippen. Sylvester McDonougb, Emporium. Henry J. Darrin, Lumber. Byron Duell, Gibson. Wm. Rankin, Gibson. THE DEATH MARCH. The rites of the Catholic Church hav ing been concluded in the cell the sol emn procession entered the yard,accom panied by the three Fathers and offi cers, the condemned man walking with an air of confidence and resignation, (Continued on Fourth Page.) No Press Next Week. "In accordance with the time-honor j ed custom" there will not be a paper issued next week from this office. The office will be open for transaction of business and job printing. Let us all reverently observe the 4th of July. Knights of Columbus in Their New Home. Emporium Council, No. 090, K. of 0 , are now grandly located in their new home in Egan Block, formerly known as Olmsted Block, on East Fourth street. They met there last Monday evening for the first time and last even ing was ladies night. They occupy one-half of the second floor a-; social rooms,this section being elegantly furn ished, newly papered and painted. The rooms consist of a parlor, fitted up in style that presents a very inviting appearance, a billiard room containing two new and up-to-date table?, card rooms, bath room, all carpeted and furnished regardless of cost. The third floor will lie used as lodge room, regalia room, preparatory room and kitchen. The taste displayed in the fitting of their new quarters are now the best appointed in this county. This rapid ly growing order are certainly to be congratulated upon having such grand quarters. Mr. B. Egan, the proprietor of this large building, contemplates ad ditional improvements, well calculated to enhance the value of the property. A PKESS representative was delighted to visit this finety appointed "home" but failed to locate the goat, but ho is there for we saw its track:!. "Tiie Peerless Leader.'" Tho death of Hon. Israel W. Durham removes from the Republican party, and especially from Philadelphia, one of the most fearless leaders. Senator Durham was closer to the rank and file of the Republican party than ; uy other leader. His shoes will be just an hard to fill as Senator Quay's—the man lias not yet been born to take Matthew Slanley Quay's place, as a leader. Senator Durham's funeral lakes place this (Thursday) afternoon. Obituary. William Paul Barr aged throe years and three months, only son of W. E., and Margaret Barr, died Tuesday, June 22. from injuries received in an acci dent June 20th. Interment was made in Hicks Run cemetery on tho 24th. William was a bright child and his parents have the sympathy of the en tire community. Rev. Beale, of Du- Bois, delivered the funeral address. Fish and War Stories. Judge Laßar and party came home from Findley Run last evening, after spending three days after trout. Jas. Wright and Jos. Friendel joined them on Tuesday and sat np most all night listening to the Judge's interesting war storic-s. He was there and helped to skin then-: and can tell how it was done, too. A Pleasant Home. If. S. Lloyd and family have moved into their new home on West Fourth street and they certainly have a very pleasant place. The writer had the pleasure of being shown through the house and everything is cozy and very neat. Here's hoping that H. S., and family will live long to enjoy their new home. L. O. T. M. Notice. Ladies of Gladioli Hive are hereby notified that Review will be held every two weeks during July and August, beginning with July 13th. Those in arrears are kindly requested to remit at once at home of the R. K. HELENA M. BUTLER, R. K. State Constabulary. C. E. Haas and Roy Nevius, mem bers of the State Constabulary, station ed at Punxsutawney, came to Empori um on Monday to remain a few days. Card of Thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barr wish to thank their many friends lor the kind ness shown, following the accident and death of their son, WILLIAM. MR. AND MRS. WALTER BARR. Dance at Park. There will be a ten cent per set dance at Keystone Park, from 2:00 to 6:00 p. m., Monday, July 6th. Come and have a good time. For Sale One second hand Reaper; one second hand mower; one platform scales; one cultivator; a lot of log chains. The above will be sold cheap for cash. WM. HACKENBERO, Emporium, Pa. TERMS: $2.00—51.501N ADVANCE. THE WEATHER. FRIDAY, Pair. SATURDAY, Showers. SUNDAY, Showers ASSETS First National Bank, EMPORIUM, PA. At tile close of business, June lOO'J, $803,799.27. EAHLY THAINING, in the practice of self deuial; ins! ructions as to the use and value of mcmy; opportunities for earning and saving money: . these tend to fix and fiisten tli-j children in th _• vays of thrift and prosperity. §I.OO Starts an Account. 30 INTEREST PAID ""J SAVING HOOK oACCOi'VTSA J . I'li-'ICA IBS OF Di-i'osrr. I »R. LKUX REX FELT, iJivl-. i'IST. Hock well Block, Emporium, Pa. DR. H. W. MITCHELL, DENTIST, (Successor to Dr. A. B. Mead.) Ofllce over A. F. Volt's Shoo Store. Emporium, Pa- 12y M^rnawßrcßjuOTsasi'.iokmnr ■» «■r&srgajßamazatf} 1 maran * wf m s \ <sAk I Will 11 ll' I II 1 11 11 in Program for the Foui th of July Celebration on Monday, July slh at Keystone Park. One j). 111. -Parade of Firemen, Boys Brigade and other organizations headed by Fisk's Juvonile Band to Keystone Park. Parafie starts from corner Fourth and Broad street. At Keystone Park, unfurling of the Human Flag,represented by 10S maid ens, singing the ''Star Spangled Ban ner" and"America." "Tug of War" by two ' •aru.s of the Boys' Brigade, Prize $3.00. 50 yard dash—Free for all. First prizo §2.00; second prize SI.OO. Girls Race.—First prize $2.00 parasol; second prize 81.00 parasol. Sack Race, first p.'ize l "2.00; second prize §1 00. Wheelbarrow Race. —:irst prize £2.00 second prize §I.OO. Potato Race. —first prize §2.00; second prize §I.OO Nail Driving contest by ten young Ladies. Prize, beautiful jewelled Come. Base Ball—Emporium vs Oleau. Dancing in the pavillion during the afternoon. Lunch and refresements can be had at the park. REQUEST—The children taking part in the Human Flag are requested to be at the Grand Stand in the park next Saturday afternoon at four o'clock for practice. Engagement Announced. Mrs. Frances E. Richardson of Drift wood announce the engagement of her daughter Ruth to Mr. Chas. D. Porter, of Mifllin, Pa , last Friday afternoon at a tea. Mr. Porter is a son of Dr. Miles Por ter, a prominent surgeon of Fort Wayne, Itid. Miss Richardson is a frequent visitor in Emporium where she has many friends. Mrs. Laura Bryan, Miss Bryan and Miss Grace Walker were among the out of town guests. First Methodist Episcopal Church. Class meeting at 9:30 a. m.; Patriotic sermon at 10:30, a. or; by the pastor; Epworth League at 6:30 p. m.; short sernioa at 7:30 p. m. Cattle Killed. It is reported that thirty-three cattle on the John E. Dußois farm at Dußois have been killed by the state authori ties, the cattle being infected with tuberculosis. NO. 20.