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FULTON COUNTY NEWS.
Published Every Thursday. I J. W. Puck, Editor. VkCONNELLSBURG, PA. Thursday, Nov. 9, 1899. Published Weekly. jpl.CO per Annum in Advance. Prompt attention will be tjiven to applications for ad vertising rates. Job Printing of every des cription executed with prompt ness, in a workmanlike manner and at consistent prices. NOVOIW.K DAYS. We rcinl of mcliuichol.v duv.s, Of Idi-nk uinl drear November, How Nature mourns for lx unlico fled, KereMing to remember Thivt Hummer birds huve llown aw ivy, And Hiiinmcr (lowers lire dyinjr; The erieket's elieery tones are hushed, And autumn winds ure sij;!iiiig-. Ai d we win make tho world seem dark With all this sombre reading, Wlu-n, ufter all, a quiet thought Is all that we are needing To make us realize the truth That autumn's rich in treasure, And thronin; all about us now, Are blessings without measure. What If some days are bleak and void. Bright, bracing one's will follow; What i,f the summer flowers are ;one, And summer's lU-uting swallow The ripened tfrain is gathered in, The autumn fruits are flowing, Surely, Thaukscriving harvest time Is better than the sowing. A:. ay with grief for beauties lied! Away with weak repining! Keep brightest smiles for darkest days, The sun will soon be shining. Forgetting self, help all around To join in glad Thanksgiving; And cares will seem to disappear, And life be worth the living. GRANDMOTHER MORGRET. A Tribute by Elder E.Y. White. i'l-uui The Slns of the Tlmrs. Sister Margaret Morgret was born August 17,:17(J(J, in. Fulton county, Pennsylvania, and died in the same county, at the home of her step-daughter, sister Thomas 11. Palmer, July 17, lHilH, nt the advanced ago of ill) years, 11 months and 20 days. She was tho daughter of Jacob Bishop, tho tenth child of lil'teeu, and tho last to depart this life. Sho was united in marriage to Job Mor grot, 18-151. They lived on his farm near Needmore, Pa., until separated by death, in the fall of 1875. She continued on the farm until the fall of 1890, making her homo ai'tor this until her death, with her stepchildren sister Thomas It. Palmer and Dennis Morgret, sho never having chil dren of her own. No step-mother was ever raoro fortunate in jstep-childron. I visited our aged .sister a few days before she died; and it was a solemn pleasure to witness the devoted, tender care of sister Palmer. How sweet and bright is life when seen in loving devotion! Sho allowed no one to help her; tho service was too pre cious, und the cure too sacred. No one could do for her as she. The scene stilllingers in my mem pry, and my heart is softened within me. As I sat by her bed side she turned her poor wasted face to me and sai l, '-Von will please preach my funeral if you think me worthy." I had boon accustomed to meeting and con versing with her three or four times a year for the last twenty years, and always found her in this same feeling of uuworthi ness. Great is this mystery when seen in such an one as sis ter Morgret. While she was lirm find unyielding in everything per taining to Cod and godliness, she was a silent listener and respect ful to others; so that I never heard nn unkind word about her from tho lips of any one. Not being at homo when tho message came, I was not privileged to attend her funeral. I am informed older Ahimaaz Mellott read a hymn, und spoke in pniyor. I fool that want to carry out my promise to her if I live. Sho was a lovely, precious old bister to me. Her sufferings, I am told, before who died wore very intense, which sho bore with christian fortitude and patience, frequently quoting some passage of Scripture, and saying in tender voice to thoso loving friends around, "May Cod's will be done." Shu has told often that if the Lni over, (sh; would al ways use the word evoi) began a good work in her heart, it was when she was about fifteen years old. Sho was, I am told, baptized in her twenty-seventh year, and u m i ted wi th t he T nol way chu rcl i , but afterward removed her mem bership to the Fairview church at Needmore, where I first become! acquainted with her, and where she continued a faithful member until death, loving and beloved by all who knew her. Sho was a constant reader of the Signs up to throe, years prior to her death, when her eyesight failed her. She also read several other religious periodicals. Having a retentive memory, her mind was well stored with useful information. A short while before her death she quoted tho hymn, "Sovereign liulor of the skies, Ever grateful, ever wise," throughout without a mis take, (Boobe's Collection, No. 1':!!).) She often expressed to me her feelings through some words of the pwiet. Poor, dear old saint!. She lias gone home to glory after living a useful life to the world and to tho Church. A Young Lady's Fashionable Hat Causes Trouble. Because Miss May Oiler, the daughter of the late Bishop Jacob F. Oiler, persisted in wearing a pretty creation of a hat in prefer ence to tho plain bonnet worn by the women of tho German Baptist church she hits forfeited her membership in tho Antoitam Ger man Baptist Church, of Waynes boro. Miss Oiler is a highly edu cated young woman,' a graduate of Juniata College, and a promi nent member of society in Way nesboro. Her brother is superin tendent of the Frick company and her father was founder of the Goi ser company. Last spring Miss Oiler return ed from a European tour and wore in place of the conventional bon net a hat of pretty style. In July a meeting of the authorities was held and Miss Oiler was notified that if sho would retain her mem bership the church sho must re turn to the plainer headgear, and that she would bo given until the next quarterly meeting to make the chiiuge. Miss Oiler wrote to tho church authorities asking them to extend the time, mean while continuing to wear the hat. The time was not extended, however, and at the quarterly meeting held a few days ago sho was formally expelled from the church. Elder Jacob Snyder who was disposed to bo lenient presided at the meetings which were unusually lively. Postmas ter S. E. Dubbel, and J. J. and Jessie It. Oiler, brothers of tho young woman, made a fight against the expulsion, claiming that the annual meeting laid made tho wearing of the bonnet discre tionary. Tho position was, however, bit terly fought by two young Ger man Baptist ministers, Revs. Ruthrauff and Oelig, who insisted that tho traditions of tho church should not bo broken down, and they were successful iu their bat tle by a largo majority. There is much indigation among Miss Oi ler's friends and r olati ves and they will take tho matter to tho next an nual meeting. Miss Oiler is now in New York. ' WEDDED A WIDOW. His Little Contribution. One of the many stories told of the late Dr. Wallace, M. P., is to tho effect that when tho editor of a local paper in the north asked him "If ho would kindly furnish an article on 'alight theological topic'" Wallace responded with one bearing tho title "Tho Rela tions between the Presbyterian Church and Modern Thought." When set up tho article made 40 columns, and it became a puzzle, to editor and printer how to get rid of it. They began "by using it in pie;:es, and whenever the printer said to the editor, "We've got no leader," tho reply was, "Eh, mon, just snook off about a, column and a quarter o' Wallaces. " In this way tho contribution was used, first working .down from the beginning, thou upward from tho end. London Academy. A polite tramp exhibited some wit at tho back door of a Bello fonto house tho other morning when handed a piece of ham, . by remarking "That no apology was necessary as cold ham was much more acceptable than cold shoulder.'' A New York Crook Fleeces Her Out of Rochester, N. Y. A clever bunco game was consummated in this city a few days ago, the facts just coming to light, in which a woman was fleeced out of s?f,0"0 by two unknown crooks, one of whom sho married. Tho victim of this remarkable game is Mrs. Mary Jane Colthar, of Bunker Hill, Ills., an intelligent looking widow apparently -Jo years of age. Her husband died recently, leaving Mrs. Colthar ."0 acres of kind and ifL',000 cash in bank. Recently sho paid a visit to Chicago oji business. While re turning on a train she occupied a seat beside a well dressed gentle man who soon engaged her in conversation and finally said that ho had a friend named James Monroe, an honostman,andagood financier, who would undoubted ly like to correspond with her to their mutual liuaucial benefit. A few days later Mrs. Colthar received a letter signed James Monroe from New York, in which the writer said he would like to meet her iu Indianapolis. She complied. Mr. Monroe was a handsome man with dark hair and mustache. She rapidly fell in love with him, and, completely hypnotized, sho consented to marry Mr. Monroe that very af ternoon: Tho wedding was no fake. She holds tho certificate and it is genuine. Sho confided her financial mat tors to her husband; said she could raise by a mortgage -1,000 on tho farm. The next day she mortgaged the farm, however, for $11,000, taking a New York draft. Monroe said he had found an. opening and needed 1,000 to go to New York and purchase new goods. The woman handed over the money and draft. Then Mon roe saw that she still had 70 left and said he would take that, too. Sho handed it over and was pen niless. The following day sho received a letter from Monroe postmarked New York saying that ho had been robbed and advising her to go back to her homo in Bunker Hill. Mrs. Colthar then saw that she had been buncoed. With a l20h tol bill and no place to go, sho ap plied to the Young Woman's Christian association home for shelter. Friends belonging to the Odd Fellows and Pythian Knights, of which organizations tho woman's deceased husband had been a member, interested themselves in her behalf and so cured her a position as a nurse in a family on Fulton avenue. Her Tliouglitfulness. "Beautiful, my dear!" The elderly millionaire who had married the famous beauty re garded the watch chain admiringly- "A very delightful birthday present," he continued, beaming upon his fair young wife. "So massive and yet in such excellent taste. " "I am so glad you like it," she observed. "It was so cheap too. Just think, it cost only l."." "Only 15!" echOod; the' million aire, .in 'astonishment. "Fifteen dollars for this solid gold chain.'" "Oh, of course it isn't solid gold," she interjxised. "You could never get a solid gold chain for that price." "What is it, thou?". "Wby, gold filled, to bo sure." "I sue," said her husband, stroking his chin reflectively. "But, why this sudden streak of economy? Don't you think I can afford to wear it solid gold chain?" "Of courses you can," sho an swered. "But this one is guar anteed to List for ten years and -and" "Well?" said the millionaire in quiringly. "Well, dear," sho concluded, after some hesitation, "as that is quite as long as you aro likely to live, I thought it would bo foolish oxtravagauco to pay any more!" A woman can write on her lap, tho window sill or almost any place, but a man must bo equip ped comfortably with a roll-top desk to iudito even a' brief note. Tho man who borrows trouble seldom pays his debts. WHENCE Till. NAMES. Stale Titles and How they Origi nated. The origiu of the name of each of the forty-five States is found in the following list: Aliiba.ma An Indian name, meaning "Here we rest." Arkansas From 1ho Indian kansiis, "smoky water." with the French prefix ark, "a bow." California For an island of the name, where gold was found, iu a Spanish romance. The Oarolinas -In honor of Charles the Second, the Latin ver sion of whose name is Carol us. Colorado Name means red or ruddy, from the color of the wa ter of Colorado River. Connecticut Indian name, "A long river." The Dakotas For the Dakota Indians. Florida A Spanish word mean ing "blooming," flowery. G eorgia Iu honor of George 1 1. Idaho An Indian name. Illinois From the Indian name "illiui," men, and the French af fix "ois," nuiking "tribe of men." Indiana Derived from. '.he word "Indian." Iowa Indian word meaning "drowsy ones." Kansas Derived from the In dian word meaning "smoky wa ter." Kentucky Iudiiin "kaiu-tuck-oo," at the head of tho river. Louisiana In houor of Louis XIV. Miiine Recalled to distinguish from the islands along the coast. Maryland In honor of Henriet ta Maria, Queen of Charles I. Massachusetts "Country n bout tho great hills." Indian. M ich igiin-1 ndiiin , "g reii t kik e. " Minnesota-Indian, "cloudy wa ter." Mississippi Named for the riv er, name meaning "tho great fa ther of waters. " Missouri Name means '''mud dy water," saidiu reference to the muddiness of tho Missouri River, or for the "Missouris," a tribe of Indians. Montana-Spanish word, moan ing "mountain." Nebraska-Indian, which means "shallow water." Nevada A Spanish mime, that means "snowy." New Hampshire In honor of Ha rn psh i r e, En gla ii d. New Jersey For the island of Jersey in the IJrilish Channel. New York For the Duke of York, brother of Charles II. Ohio The Shawnee for "the beautiful river." Oregon From the Indian that means "river of the west," or the Spanish word oregano, "wild thyme" which is abundant on the coast. Pennsylvaniii-'Tonn's woods," in honor of William Penn, and tho Latin word sylvania, meaning woods. Rhode Island From its fan cied resemblance to Rhodes in the ancient Levant. Tennessee Indian means "riv er with the groat bond." Texas Probably a Spauish name. Utah An Indian name. Vermont From the French "verd mont," greeu mountain. Tho Virginias In honor of Queen.. Elizabeth, the "virgin Queen." Wiishingtou-For George Wash ington. Wisconsiu Indian for a "wild and rushing channel" Wyoming An Indian name. OI K l'OI'l LATION IS 7S.000.000 The YuiiJerbilt Will. Tho will of the late Cornelius Vauderbilt has been probated. The fortune is estimated at 70, 000,000. Alfred Gwyuu Vauder bilt will get about r0,000,000. He tlius becomes the head of the family. Tho will gives Cornelius Vauderbilt about 1,500,000. It gives to each of tho remaining brothers and sisters ubout 7, 500,000, Alfred, of Course, not in cluded. Out of tho spirit of affection, and for tho purpose of satisfying all tho members of tho family, Alfred Gwynn Vauderbilt gives his brother Cornelius enough of his inheritance, to make his for tune equal to that of tho-other members, namely, 7,500,000. Senator Depew says that Corne lius Vanderbilt has accepted this arrangement in the spirit iu which it was ottered. Fifty Thousand Enumerators Must Gather the Census in a Month. In June of next year the people of the United Slates will be counted for the twelfth time since the establishment of our govern ment. "It will require about fifty thousand enumerators," writes Clifford Howard to the No vember Ladies' Homo Journal, "to take tho census, and their work must bo finished in one month's time, or by the first week of July, 1!)00. That means that about seventy -five millions people must be recorded in thirty days, or at the rate of two and a half millions a day. The rate will be even greater than this, how ever, for in towns and cities of eight thousand inhabitants the enumeration must be completed within two weeks. The enumer ators will not be permitted to have any assistance in the work; it must be done by them iu per son, except in such sections of the country as contain a great many foreigners, where the em ployment of interpreters will be allowed, as otherwise! it would be next to impossible to secure the necessary data. The enumera tors will bo paid for their services in accordance- with the amount of work they are called upon to do." NEW 1 I VI: DOLLAR HILL. Design for Silver Cerlificate Adop ted hy Treasury Officials. WASHINGTON'S LAST YEARS. A foot rule--"Don't wear tight shoes." At the time of his retirement to Mount Vernon, after the ex piration of his term as president, "the tall figure of Washington was only slightly bent and he was still supposed to weigh upward of L'OO pounds," writes William Pcrriuo of "The Last Years of Washington's Life" in Tho La dies' Home Journal. "Excepting his gray hair and his false teeth and some trouble in hearing there was little of the usual appearance of ago in his muscular persou, his gait and his strong, pock-marked face. He was affable and merry with his best friends, but while he had the true hospitality of a southern gentleman in inviting every vis itor from a distance to his table or to a bed over night, his polite ness was generally formal. Yet if ho particularly enjoyed tho conversation of a guest he would pay him tho compliment of lis tening to him until after 11 o' clock, or even of lighting him with the candle to a bodrooin for tho night. Mrs. Washington at this time was a healthy, pleasant and unos tentatiouslittle woman, still show ing tracis of good looks and with seldom any other jhought than of playing respectably her role of mistress of the house of a coun try gentleman, of cariug for the negroes or of amusing herself with her knitting. Sho had great pride in her recipe for mak ing 'cherry bounce,' and on a midsummer day she cut out 3 pairs of breeches for the men working on tho farm. She had said that she and the general felt like children just released from school when he left tho presi dency, and sho told of her satis faction in setting down again to tho 'duties of an old fashioned Virginia housekeeper, steady as a clock, busy us a boo and cheer ful as a cricket." JMereershurg,'s Great Men. Many men of national import ance have been associated with Mercer sburg and its institutions during tho past century. Presi dent James Buchanan AViis born there; General Hugh Mercer, of Revolutionary fame, lived there at the outbreak of tho French and Indian War. From Mercersburg ho joined the second expedition against Fort Duquosne. Among the other prominent men, who liv ed in Mercersburg either as citi zen or student; Dr. J. W. Nevin, tho great theologian; Dr. Philip Schaff, the church 'historian; ex Governor llartranft, and many others.' It is tho purpose of tho Academy management to hang on its Willis tho portraits of these il lustrious men. Tho tirst por trait, that of General Hugh Mer cer, has been presented, to tho school by Henry W, Green, of Trenton, N. J. Mr. Green is a trustee of Princeton University. The portrait will bo unveiled with fitting ceremonies on November the 91,11. Thd autumn tints on the trees are of gonrgeous hues. The Treasury Department has decided to adopt as'the design for a new five dollar silver certificate to be put into . circulation early next year, one of several submit ted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to Secretary of the Treasury Gage and Chief Wilkie, of the Secret Service Bureau. The most conspicuous feature of the new note will be the depart ure from the custom of printing tho portrait of some distinguish ed statesman on the face of the bill. Iu this ease tho head of an Iu diiin, with feather head dress, will be iu the centre of tho bill. Directly above will be tho words "United States of America," and below tho word "Five." To tho left, and slightly below the head will be printed iu light blue ink the Roman numeral "V," and across this iu ornamental letter ing the word "Five." To the right of the portrait will be the usual words, "Five silver dollars, payable to bearer, etc. " Iu three of the four corners of the' face of the bill the Arabic numeral "5" will be placed, a different form of engraving being used in each case to prevent ease iu counterfeiting. A "NOT CALLED FOR" THRONE. On the eve of the Franco-German war when the Emperor Louis Napoleon entered upon the conflict which ended so disas trously to himself and his coun trymen, a couple of strangers ap peared at it German town. They brought with them a large pack ing case, which on their arrival was carried to a hotel. Here the unknown visitors remained, some time and eventually disappeared without paying their bill, which amounted to a considerable sum. Tho landlord, whose curiosity had been aroused with reference to tho possible contents of the case, at last determined to open it and on doing so found a hand somely designed and richly up holstered state chair. This was adorned with the French imperi al arms, eagle and Louis Napol eon's monogram, and beneath it was a musical box which played when the cushion was sat upon. It is supposed that the throne for such it is believed to have been in the event of success at tending the French army was to have been used by the emperor at Berlin after tho capture of the German metropolis. Fate, how ever, spoiled the imperial plans, hence tho sudden and precipitate flight of the custodians of the chair. v The widow of tho hotel keeper a few years later sent it to Eugkiud, where it eventually found a purchaser. Stray Stor ies. Mr. Kimberley's Nimble Wit. James G. Blaine was nonpluss ed once while ho was secretary of state. One of the applicants for a consulate in Japan was tho kite Samuel Kimberley of -Baltimore, who died in the service iu Central America. After he had present ed his credentials Mr. Blaine siiid: "I should like to appoint you, Mr. Kimberley, but I have made it a rule to recommend no one' who does not speak the languugo of the country to which he is sent,. Do you speak Japanese? "Cert-t-tainly,. Mr. B-Blaine," stammered Mr. Kimberley. "A-a-;isk mo s-s-somothing iu J-j-jap-auose and I'll answer you." Mr. Blaine laid n't a word to say, but the Japanese! post wont to another man, all the same, and Kimberley went toCeutnil Amer ica. Another story is told of Kim berley equally creditable to his nimble wit. One day ho met a young woman who threw her arms impulsively around his neck and kissed him. Seeing her mistake, she drew back aud angrily asked: "Aren't you Mr. Jones?" "N-n-no, madam," replied Kim berley, bowing; "I'm n-n-not, but I w-w-wish to thunder I w-w-was," HI'i' llMll tl tho H tvr The Am llii' 1 feed ft CENSl S CALCl I.Ai Tho twelfth census of ed States, the plans forv already well on the v:av bgun, so far as ronuv enumeration, on June 1, will be tho first census all the work of record im puting statistics is to b mechanical .means. tabulating machines woi ,V(l duced for this purposr a? the close of tho olovont;. Am but iu the coming eim I. they will be relied upon ults Without such assistiiiic, j lin ing of tho twelfth cens: f"' SA I ,. ,, . per I be practically an lmjn,, Th(. In tho eleventh consul t-v,ir seven years before tin- -the -ume of the principal rop-M '" on population was oll'tl,'" ' es. In the censusof lss j. n( Volume was published r ..... ... : . i . ... . . principal reports of th $ Uu enumeration oupopulii! )'"' ' tality, agriculture and i,( f'iH tures must be ready for 'J tion on July 1, l'.IOL'. jp ,, The taking of the ci-r, nice l occupy services of mon-' it'kV 000 persons. Tho trier nearly -10,000 wdl forw;, data to headquarters in V ton, where it will be com JjJJ prepared for publieati-f ' staff of ;!,000 clerks iu th, office. Each of the 75,000,00 I ,j tj ed, on which are punched I tisties concerning each foil i F. 1-Vnt thl S are numbered to corresp, the numbers opposite tin m the schedules. Fr larpi b, Coal has boon, discovered in Cumberland county on, tho farm of Adam Koous, who laid several fine specimens on exhibition at Carlisle. Tho result of prospect ing seems 'to indicate that the coal can bo mined in paying quan tities. It is altogether probable that a stock company will bo formed. punching machine thcltti cards go to tho electric t:ilpul! machine, which collects y.f0'" formation they convey a S' it into systematized fori.jy, t m ucl one d os t he k ibor o f under the old system. pTC r rom hero the record to .a force of 1,000 eh make up the tables and .tinv copy for the printers. th ; jltdi Ail Evening Call. P& "I culled on Perkins In-p 1 ing," remarked Mr. Brov " "Didyou have a ploasair.F11 inquired Mrs. Brown. ,n) "Very. Perkins was fa' his Avife when I came in." IB r "What?" "I say Perkins was ben wife, but of course he ; when I came in." "Well, I should hope s "I begged him to ixo ri but he said some other tiiu 1" do just as well." P- "You bogged him to go "Why, yes, I didn't v spoil the fun, you know." "Oh, you brute!" "Eh?" "Do you yioau to say yo have looked calmly on w boat his wife?" "Certainly. Why not "I thought you had at spark of manhood h pose you will be beatiJ next." f1 "Yes, I think I couhl f would piny cribbage with if11 "Play cribbage?" l A "Yes. That is what lr' and his wife were doing." r' "You horrid thing." V to in.' hp in: i 1- 1.1! U( tt L In I at f"' .'ft. fwl 1JI Pi ia ,sl k, The cash isn't coming in oflieo of thoPunxsutawney as fast as it should, hence' lowing editorial, valuable cogent reasoning, which :i in the last issue of that pn; "A man who runs a st;it or a street railway, or ar or a public conveyance awj. nn; m j'wm; in rum p and nobody expects to ri-L nothing. A newspaper is dium for tho dissemination formation, aud is sustnii those! who pay toll, either I pleasure and profit of pi- its columns, or for the pi ' j,; of using them. But it i ishing how many people though they thought news! were printed just for tho it, and want to ride free -time." .v tl How happy tho Dabuey es look this evening. It ii' their wedding anniversary No, they've got their ol! back. ' Tho man who is always ing out to other people wlw of money they might havo : took his advice never lnv himself. --Ak'hiuson Globe