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twi: ILUME 1. McCONNELLSBURG, PA., NOVEMBER 2, 1899. NUMBER 7. mat LSLIUH LY MIXED. jf Version of the Story. Sn old saying that a story nev-Biiji-hhiK hy heing retold, and osr? observer bus noticed that I put Into circulation does not far sway until It loses Its , even to lis author. A most ku perversion of real facts came tioiiee a few days ago through tf lH i t Johnston, State editor of Umblphiu Times, who sent us lowing clipping from the New i JPorhl of the lltth ultimo. The K reads. ftinan Truax, a farmer living IcConuellsburg, Fulton county, -pig stolen last spring. This r he accused a neighbor farmer, ..w H. M allot, of having stolen brought suit against him for . (hie day he looked in Mai lt? sty, although the oeeu- lnrere"n,ll grown porkws, Truax 1 out One he declared was his. fee was tried on Wednesday and t brought into court. Truax was (to clearly identify it, failing to Hnv marks" that would prove it flic Jitfue instructed the jury to n a verdict of not guilty. The Ivhich amounted to HI, were ion the county." Information in the above will fs to the gentlemen named as I to every one else, 'dispatch in the World orlginat ! suppose, from a little cireum fthut came liefore our last court jts of which are about as follows: 111, 18im, Hartman Truax and V. Mellott, two reputable furm ( Belfast township, were in Mc Jjsburg, and returned home that t Next day David A. Gillis, who Jn the turnpike two or three West of town, missed a black pig br four weeks old. Some one (pored the information afterward je pljj was seen in the wagon of b. Truax and Mellott. Matters in until June 17, 18iti, when Mr. I believed he had evidence to tvhera his pig was, and ho went .( justice II. S. Daniels, of Lick fjeek township, made information It Truax and Mellott,' and had irrtsted for larceny, stating in jformation that the pig, now a urtoen months old, was In the ttfiotvand oh the premises of Mr. t Gatland, a neighbor of Mr. and Mr. Mellott, both living j saioe farm. ;u) hearing, Justice Daniels lea ro was sutllcient reason for JgUte accused over to court and ho. The matter was presented ( grand jury at October court, but (id not consider the evidence suf Jto warrant them In sending the jb tlui pot It jury, and so Ignored 31, and that was the end of It. JillU knows ho is minus a hog, t wasionly natural that he should t finJ it; but there was not evi- to fifcow that the gentlemen ue- wcr the guilty parties. It will nerved that Matthew H, Mellott's does not figure in the case at esidos there is no person by thut livipg in the oounty. FARMERS' INSTITUTE, THE WALNUT STREET SPOOK. From the l'st authority we learn that Walnut street lias a veritable ghost. It is none of your common ghosts that flit around graveyards at uncanny hours, aud make no noise and wear vapory clothes. The Wal nut street spirit is somewhat of a sport. He drives four pale horses which are attached to a stylish black coach. lie keeps his unearthly team in lienjamin Shimer'h stable, and as the court house clock tells the hour of twelve he emerges amidst rolling thunder and Hashes of lightning. A draped collln Is displayed as he wheels his outfit up along a fiery cloud, into a brilliant galaxy, and then dashes madly toward the Aurora llorealis. Kvery story, be It spook, or otherwise, should have a moral, and the moral of this one is that tlie Walnut street kids should be in their beds before 0 o'clock, and that some other ones had better guard well their actions or they will fetch up in jail. ciiksm'ti.aidk; OI K HUNTERS. Scott Unger and his brother Mayn ard, of Ayr township, each succeeded in killing a line wild turkey last week. W. Scott Hrant, has killed six nice ones this season. He was lucky enough to bring two tine ones down with one shot. Daniel Trille, of Ayr township, shot a thirteen pound wild turkey, on Sat urday last. It was a beautiful gob bler and quite a crowd of sportsmen young and old took a longing look at It as he passed through town. Ed. Simpson, fourteen year old son of B. F. Simpson, of Thompson town ship, was taking a hunt all to himself last Saturday, when ho suddenly came on a Hock of wild turkeys. It keeps an old hunter busy not to lose his head under such circumstances; but when it is one's first experience, it Is not easy to guess just what will hap pen. Hut lid leveled his gun on the Hock, blazed away, then threw his gun, and ran toward the turkeys. He found that he had wounded a very large one, and, when he got hold of it, there was quite a tussle to settle the question whether Ed should get away with the gobbler or the gobbler get away with Kd; but Ed succeeded in capturing the bird, finding his gun and getting home with his prize, much to his own sat isfaction and that of his mother. i attention of our farmers is call the list of Institutes, to he held is county this winter, by the State rtmajit of Agriculture, assisted e local board of institute niun i for the county. These meetings i th4 interest of all our farmers, pen, to all. The exjiense of voti ng them Is borne by the State, plications aro allowed or the ad ding? of any business. The dis (His pre upon farm topics for the It of farmers. Arrange your busl so as to attend and take part In xeroSses. All classes of citizens .clcome, and interesting programs been prepared. k county chairman Is Mr. W. C. TMn, of Met'onnollsburg, who e glad to send -programs or hi nt ii)ti to any one who will make 'iiest. .tate Speaker who will be ni. ire; Cuhrlcl I leister, Esq., J. 4 Esq., and L. W. Lighty. iiwtitutes will be held at the fol i;: dates and places: McConnells , December (I; Needmore, Decent ":. .Warfordsburg, December 8. oit to these meetings and bring families and friends. j - - AIRS. LA UK A SIPES. i ird1 was received here on Friday unclng the death of Mrs. Laura s, Qf McKeesport. The body was ilitjto Everett on Thursday even- hi. I conveyed to the home-of the B.'Vehuer, of near Cleurvllle, i- daughter she Is. She was the of iVilliam II. Sipes, formerly of i Valley, this county, aud at pre t j-eet car conductor in McKees She had been a grgat HUlfercr f time, and had been taken to i 'tul Where nhe llnrlefumtlt. il uiii I "pi ratlon, from which she did ally. Deceased was a member of .(Hii un church and a most est! fomau. The funeral took place e residence of her late father on y, and her remains were pluo- !Je family burying ground on timer property. Mrs. Slpes ft husband and two childrcu.- 1'AKALYSIS. Last Sunday evening between five and six o'clock Mrs. John llooth of Tod township was at the spring-house attending to her evening work there, when she felt a dizziness coming over her and in u few moments fell over. The family carried her to the house and Dr. Dalbey was called when It was found that she had suffered a stroke of paralysis, the entire left side of her body being alllicted. On Monday pvenfng It was reported in town that she had dlwd, this we are glad to state was pot true, and we are informed thut she is improving and we trust inuy be spared to lve many years yet. In this connection we will state thut our old friend A. O. Grissinger who was so budlv paralyzed, aud who lay entirely helpless for live or six weeks, is now able to walk about with the aid of a cane. Mr. Grissinger's many friends will be glad to leant of his improvement. LODGE OrTICLKS. The institute lecturer must henceforth look for another chestnut. He cannot longer amuse his audiences here hy poking fun at our worthy County Su perintendent for living an old bache lor when Fulton county has so much available material for planting new homes. Clem always accepted the jol lying with the quiet satisfaction of knowing that they wouldn't always have that joke on him. Last week the gentleman, in his own characteristic way, went ahead with his official work. On Wednesday he visited some of the schools in Mc( 'onnellsburg, aud to. ward evening carelessly left for Hus tontown. In the evening, Rev. t. 1'. Sarvis was seen driving away from his home, and there was' nothing reinurk- able about that; hut, In some wuy, It happened that Mr. Sarvis, our Super intendent, and a few near friends of the interested parties, met at the hos pitable homo of Mr. and Mrs. David Laidig, In Taylor township, and In a few moments were fortunate enough to witness the ceremony that made hus band and wife, Clem Chesnut and Miss Etta M. Laidig, the beautiful and ac complished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Laidig. He will at once take his bride into his comfortable home at Hustontown. The News joins their many other friends in extendiug congratulations. A COINCIDENCE. Ilurold find Ralph, two sons of Dr, Wm. L. McKibbin, of Uniou township, this county, were both plowing the mighty deep during the ptist few weeks. Harold as 1st sergeant of n company in the ELM Regiment, U. S. Infantry, on his wuy across the Pacific to Ma nila, and Ralph on the Atlantic, aboard the U. S. cruiser Saratoga. About the same time each touch ed an island and wrote a letter home in which Harold spoke of gathering aud eating tropical fruits at Honolulu, and Ralph told of eating tropical fruits gath ered at Madeira. A SCHOOL CLOCK. The public schools of Bedford are now run by electricity. Head what the "Gazette" says about a clock that the school directors have just had placed In the principal's olllce: "It Is connected with electric, bells throughout the school building and will ring them any minute of the day. It calls the school In tho morning; It rings the tardy bell; It rings tho warn ing bell for recess; it gives the signal to march out at recesses; it gives the warning signal for dismissal at noon; It rings again for the children to march out. It does the same thing in the af ternoon. "It gives the signal for the change of classes; it calls to time teachers who are tempted to overun tho recess peri od; It reduces the work of the school to a system; It turns off the current In tho evening and on aguin In the morn ing. It turns It off Friday evening and on again Monday morning." The attention of our McConnellsburg board, who are ever on the alert to take advantage of a good thing, is called to the above. In addition to the many good things the Bedford clock can do, we suggest that ours have a bell to ring for directors to make monthly visits to the school as the law directs, one to ring for parents to go in occasionally and, hy their presence encourage both teachc DEWEY TO BE MARRIED. Local Correspondence. AMARANTH. On Monday evening Admiral Dewey announced to some of his more intimate friends in Wash ington, tho fact of his engage ment to Mrs. W.B. Hazen, of that city. Mrs. Hazen is tho widow of General Hazen, formerly Chief Signal Ollicer of the army, who died about ten years ago, and is a sister of John R. McLean, Dem ocratic candidate for Governor of Ohio. Mrs.Ilazen has no children, aud since her husband's death has made her home with her mother. Sho is a woman of large means, about 40 years of age, and popu lar in tho best social circles of Washington. Tho date of the wedding has not been fixed. Found Canister. The officers of the various Subordi nate Lodges I. O. O. F. of this county were installed Into their respective of fices for the seml-annnal term, begin ning October 1, INK!), as follows: Fort Littleton, No. 484 N. G F. C. Bare; V. G., S. It. Frtiker; Secty., D. K. Bare; .Treas., M. S. Wilt; Hep. to G. L G. W. Fraker. Harrison ville, No. 710 N. G., L. N. Hoekensmith; V. G., N. E. M. Hoover; Secty., Geo. F. Metzler; Treas., Hiram C'levenger; ltep. to G. L., Hiram Clevenger. McConnellsburg, No. 744 N. G., Geo. A. Comerer; V. G., G. A. Ott; Secty., B. W. Feck; Treas., Dr. A: I). Dalliey; Hep. to G. L., II. A. Comerer. Warfordsburg, No. (101- N. G., J. W. Lake; V. G., W. E. Baker; Sauty., II, K. Maikley; ' Treas., W. B. llanck; Uep. to O. L., C. M. Dixon, Wells Tannery, No. (107 N. G., Harry Spangler; V. G., J: E. Woodcock; Secty., Harry M. Truax; Treas., Harvey Wlshurt; . Hep. to G. L., .lames McDonoligh. Wutertull, No. 77S- N. G E. W. McClaln; ' V, G., Geo. J. Edwards; Secty,, Jesse O. McClaln; Treas., Samuel Houp; Hep. to G. L.j Jesse O. McClaln. S. L. Buckley D. D. G. M., Fort Littleton, I'enna. pupils, and one to ring for truunt pu pils who do not always get Into school. Then, some clever inventor may win the everlasting gratitude of tho hoys and girls, who will add to tho clock that now does so much of the princi pal's work, an attachment that will make the multiplication table u little easier; that will help out with the knot ty problems in arithmetic, algebra, aud geometry; that will throw light on that "old Latlu lesson," and that will put 1(H) on every review paper. That's the clock for the McConnellsburg school. No; we don't want a school clock with a patent spanker attachment. Col. II. C. Demming, of Harris burg, well known to the citizens of this county as the short hand reporter in our courts, has been prospecting for a long time over the mountains of Franklin county iu search of mineral and valuable products. Ho has discovered a valuable depositjof ganister rock iu the western part of the county and already has orders for large quantities of it. Whether he will develop it depends upon railroad transportation arrangements. Tho rock is used for making vit- and rifled and fireproof brick and is rare and valuable. Col. Dem ming has discovered other val uable deposits which it may pay to market. Poor Boy Dies u Millionaire. LOST A FINGEK. On Tuesday a sixteen-year-old so of Benjamin Garland, of Belfast town ship, was cleaning his gun prepara tory to knocking the eyes out of a big gobbler. In some way the ramrod, with the wiper attached, became fast In the barrel of the gun. The young man thought of ut least ono way to dislodge the stubborn obstacle, and that was, to put a churge of powder in through the pivot and shoot It out. This he did, and he loosened tho ramrod, but he spoiled the gun badly, besides blowiiiLT off the end of the second lin ger of his left hand. Dr der was called, and he umpututed the finger at the second joint. About a month ago ex-Congres-man William A. Piper died in California leaving an estate valued at over two million dollars, all of which goes to his brothers and sisters in Illinois. Mr. Piper was born and raised in Ambersou's Valley, Frauklin I county. He was bound out to J Daniel Stake when 16 years old, r j -.-.i i.: 1 (j and remained with him until! IS, when he went to California, struck it rich, became very wealthy and was sent to Congress for two terms. The heirs were all originally from Franklin county. A BIG ONE When II. W. Mellott, of near Knobs vllle was digging his sweet potatoes a few days ago, he ran against some thing unusual in one of the hills, und ufter digging the earth away around it and pryiug pretty bard, out tumbled a mammoth sweet potato. Through curiosity he rolled It on the scales, and It just weighed 47.2.V) grains. If anyone doubts the truth of this ' state ment Mr. Mellott has the potato at his homo and will be glad to show it. His wife will not begin td use oil It until nearer the holidays. , Report of Emmavillo school, No. o, for the first month, begin ning September J."th and ending Swartzwel-, October L'Oth. Number eurolled males, 0; females, 7; total, 13. Average attendance, 11. Per cent, of attendance, males, 00; fe males, (.)'2. Oflicial visits, one. Those in attendance every day during month Fred Lodge, Ivy Hixsou, Lulu Mills, Amy Lodge, Grace Lodge und Jennio Hanks. Edward N. Lodge, Teacher. , Tho world is scheduled to come to an eud'on November ll; says Farmer JohaPlum, of uqar Way nesboro. Plum has informed the people of Franklin county that ho tin a hppn twicn to limViin wmnnt. John'B Runyan is having, his res!- j . donee ' painted by Messrs. Shinier, i J ' -V. . .y . .. . Stcch, Thompson, and Selsor. With ' ing over the past two weeks, he such a. corps of artist the work will was told by tho Lord of the ap- certainly be well and speedily done, preaching end. Stopping in that and the nunasome nouse on ine nm ; tnwn nn Tuo-rtmr Infnmtnf t.b made still more beautiful. Modernized -"Besure y o a,re right, then apologize for It." new' Wayno Building, he callod on the men ugagod iij its pon air uctioa to ceaso work; John L. Spade aud MissGortio Palmer, of Sipes Mills, visited friends in this section last week. Mr. and Mrs. James Rhea spent several days during the past week in a trip to Shippens burg to visit their sou John, who is a student at the C. V. S. Nor mal school. Miss Deborah Oakmau, of Mc Connellsburg, visited her sister Mrs. George Mills.and her broth er Frank Oakman, a day or two last week. Naval Cadet Ralph McKibbin, who has boon on the school ship Saratoga for several months, ob tained a leave of absence of a few days when the ship reached port at Philadelphia, aud came up to visit his parents Dr. and Mrs. W. L. McKibbin. He reached home on Sunday. During his voyage ho touched England, France, stopped at Gibraltar, bo sides many other interesting places. Ralph says, "It's pretty hard work, but we've lots of f un. " George Rhea's new building is rapidly nearing completion. The Geiuger brothers are good me chanics, and know how to push work along. Editor Frank Taylor of tho Re publican was a guest of Dr. and Mrs. McKibbin Saturday night. Farmer Jacob F. Spade is the first to bo done husking corn. Jacob is one of those hustlers that never puts off till to-morrow what he can do to-day. Mrs. Rebecca Sipes, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sipes attended the funeral of Mrs. W. H. Sipes at Weimer's burying ground near Clearville last Saturday. Mrs. Sarah McKoe is still very sick. Master Earle Mills paid his smiudmother Mills iu Bedford county a little visit last Saturday. Dr.Webb McKibbin, of McCon nellsburg came down to the Val ley on Saturday. Charles Dudley, who contract ed a severe cold last winter, and which later ran into rapid con sumption, died at tho homo of his Grandmother Lape last Saturday afternoon. He was about fifteen years of age. Jacob Shultz, Jr., has just re ceived from Beaver Falls, a latest improved Keystone Steam Drill ing Machine. Ho had it tired up last Saturday afternoon and he was putting an extra keen edge on his bits, and is now ready to begin the drilling of a number of wells 'for which already he has contracts. With a machine like that Jacob can get water any place, even if he has to bore through and tup the China Sea. Frank Oakman has a mule. There is nothing wroug with the mule, except a weakness the mule has for chewing oil halter chains, tie roies, hitching straps and tho like. Last Friday evening afkr Frank had finished his day's work and eaten his supper, he hitched the mulo to a cart and drove up to Buck Valley postof fico to get his mail aud do a little shopping. He observed extra caro iu tying tho auimule; and as it looked unusually meek and in nocent, he went into the st:ro and forgot ull about tho matter. At length Frank thought it t ime to return, and ho went out to get his mule. He didn't see tho mulo; but then as the mule was black and tho night blacker ho was not much alarmed until he found the most of the hiiching strap socure ly fast to the iost where, ho had tied it and then it dawned ou him that tho mulo had swallowed part of the strap, and started for home. Frank borrowed, a lantern and started after his mplo, but ho only found evidences along the road that his mulo. was "lrlakuijj good time for homo. Whu Frank reached homo ho found tho mulo standing at the stable door; but when it saw tlio light la his hand, it became frightened and started three hours the mule, hitched to the cart, ran all over two fields about twenty acres as tight as it could go, and with all his skill Frank did, not succeed iu getting hold of tho mulo till after mid night. The mule was then right side up, but tho cart wasn't. Strange as it may seem, the cart was not damaged to any great extent, and the mule didn't show a scratch. " THOMPSON. Personal. Our protracted meeting at Ziou is still iu progress. Our public schools this winter are in tine trim. Teachers, pu pils and patrons seem to be iu perfect harmony. This is as it should be to bring about best results. Miss Emma Pittnmn is visiting relatives in Martiusburg, W. Va. Miss Amy Wolford has return ed to her homo in Martiusburg, after visiting relatives here. Mrs. Jacob Hess spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hess. Mrs. B. E. Gordon was iu Mc Connellsburg last Tuesday. Misses Issa and Reekie Hewitt have returned to Baltimore. Mrs. A. F. Little, of McCon nellsburg spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Cattlett. B. F. Simpson has built a new corn crib, aud Scott Johnson is putting up a new blacksmith shop. Mrs. Lizzie Pittnian is still crit ically ill. Lake Garland, of Bel fast is tdso very sick. Doctors Swartzwelder and Fisher are their attending physicians. Henry Trott spent last Sunday at Ephraim Gregory's. Ray Gregory, last Sunday ev ening, narrowly escaped what might have proven a very serious accident. Raymond Litton was on his way to church, driving a very spirited horse, and Ray Gregory attempted to cross tho road in front of Mr. Litton 's team, when ho was struck by tho ad vancing horse and buggy and knocked clown, tho wheels of the buggy passing over his head. With theexceptiou of a few bruis es he came out all right, and is congratulating himself that he got oil so well. CLEAR RIDGE. out through! came the real tho fun. fields. f For Thou nearly We are now getting plenty of rain to make up for tho long dry spell. A very iuterestingiustitute was held at Clear Ridge school, but there were few teachers present. There will bo an oyster supper and a very interesting entertain ment at thoC. R. hall next Satur day evening. Come one aud all. Stewart Brown and Chas. Brand of Chatnbersburg were in our village Monday evening. They are two jolly boys. Mr. aud Mrs. Alfred Brown made a flying visit to McConnells burg litst Friday. Henry Wilson went to M'Cou uellsburg last Monday to meet Mrs. Scott Wible, of Waynesburg who will visit friends a few weeks in this place. Eslie Kling, of Nossville, was seen passing through our streets Saturday eveniug. Bert Henry and wife, of Knobs ville, woro the guests of J. P. Kcr lin, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Wilson, of Maddensville, spent Sunday with his father, Henry Wilson. Mrs. Celia Anderson and her niece, Alvorda Stevens, made a trip to Fort Littleton, last Satur day. II. G. Grove, of Somerset coun ty, accompanied by his wife and two interesting sons, is visiting his father, Wm. Grove, Esq. and other friends iu this place. Mabel Walker, of Homestead, agod twelve years, who had been sick of typhoid fever, dilxi, aud was brought to her grandfather's and was buried Friday atton o': clock in Cromwell's graveyard. Her father, Edward Walker, died Sunday and was buried ou Tues day in the same graveyard . "Bo yo also ready; for iu such an flour as ye think not tho Sou of iv.arx cometh." Mat. 24; 41. ' D. B. MfMMA of Laidig culled to exchange greetings while in town Mon day. Mas. John V. STOfTnAor.B of this place has been seriously 111 forwvcral days. Oko. W. Park, of Liboiilsi, was visiting the family of C. Mnvtth last Friday. Jav fcUAr returned liotnp Tuesday evening from a ph'aunt Visit to Phila delphia. Bi-.N.VfK SiMpfivf if Thompson township, wm a lRiiiw- visitor to the county sent. Mit. and Sifts. A. W BK0WW, of Clear Hidge, npnl last Friday at McConnellsburg. Aniikkw NKi Hrwr, onftTerrsfmrg-, spent Sunday of (hi welc wkk Hi family of Isaac Hull. Jacoii Hykks and1 wffe were vfsftlng near Koxbury, Franklin eounty, Mm' latter part of last week.. . Howakd Dknisah, of Trtyfor town ship, dropped into the Nkwb otllce while in town Monday. Anuukw Hoovkh, of Wests flulilln, spent Monday with his sitiet,. Mr. A. Stoner of this place. Miss Annus Doyle, of ChawUwBs hurg, is now making a visit auuong. her many McConnellsburg frhtbds Mas. H. S. Wishaht, of Harrisou vllle, came over with the Doctor Wednesday morning, and spent tho day in town. 'SqviueG. W. Waunkii, of Tothl township, dropped in to see us on Sat urday hist, and made the brief time he wus with us quite pleasant. Chaiuje Guess, of this place, ha obtained employment at Bark's seed establishment at Lihonla, and will go. to work there next Monday. Dyson Fuakkk, one of Fort Little ton's substantial citizens, was In town, on Saturday, and did not forget to pay his respects to the News otllce. D. Scott Dknisak, one of Dublin, township's ettlcicnt supervisors, ac companied by his wife spent last Frt. day uinong friends at the county scut.. Miss Lizzie Hull, of this place, spent last week with the family of An drew Neurolh of Mercershurg. She was accompanied homo by Willie and Kva Neuroth. Miss Minnik Hkisnkr and her brother Kd, students of the C. V. S. N. S., Shippenshurg, spent Saturday and Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. lteisner, of this place. Mu. and Mas. Amos Hlxson, of Brush Creek township, spent several days in town the past week, called here hy the illness of thctr daughter, Mrs. John V. Stouteugle. U. W. Klink was in town Tuesday morning. What seemed to ho worry ing him most was the fuct that he had seen, while coming over, two nice Hocks of wild turkeys and didn't have his gun along. Mas. Waltkk Ckoily, of Kgan, Moody county, S. Da., and Mrs. Ma son Whetstone, of Kaslerville, Frank lin county, were spending the past week wlMi their aunt, Miss A. J. Irwin and other friends In this place. Miss IuviE BcLL started In on Monday of this week to master the art of printing, which she will do without perud venture. THE NliWS Is very for tunate In having secured tho services of this intelligent young ludy und we congratulate ourselves. D. Kuw. Fouk, Knobsville's enter prising merchant, called to see us on Saturday last, und did not leave until he had spoken words of praise and en couragement In regard to Thk FULTON County News, and a substantial token of his visit. Mas. James H. Irwin, of Washing ton, D. ('., who has been spending a couple of weeks very pleasantly in Kverett ut the home of her mother, Mrs. F.lizabeth Michael, departed for home on last Friday morning. Kverett llcpuhlican. Thomas F. Bkndf.u, of New Bloom Held, arrived home on Monday even ing, with express intention of taking buck with him a couple wild tnrkey.-. Tom is us hearty as ever. We tako pleasure in denying the ruinor current in town that a gobbler turned to him, Tuesday morning, und said, "Why don't you tuke a fellow of your size?'' Bkukklky Su-ks und his bright lit tle son, 'Drew McCuIvin Sipes, of Hustontown, paid tho News otllce a husiuess visit on Saturduy lust Mr. Shies was accompanied to town by his vife, Miss Ollle -Clevenger, und hi futher-ln-luw, Michael Ing. Mr. Long has not been in McConnellsburg lor a number of years , und noticed ttiany improvements since his lust visit. Hi-.y. n."N.' 'Fkkkman und wife of McAh'vy', Fv't, Huntingdon county, l'a., after u visit of aevvcal weeks In Washington,' ' D. ; (,',, Hugcrstowu, Mereersburg; Sylvan und iu this place,, left for their honte on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Freeman preached In the United I'resbyteriau church on last Subbulh to the satisfaction of u good congregation. Mrs. Freeman (nee Mis Tuggurt) U much appreci ated hy Jier tniuiy friend lu the Cove.