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Oil long but! to -I (I Passod Peacefully Avray at His lloiua in Collefonte Pa. TO Bti GIVEN A MILITARY CtJRlAL tlovcritor fiitlison Mini til* Sdifl' Will M- t.'Mll til.' I'llll.TllI, \Vlll.-ll Will Till!.. I'lm.-e on XVrclnc'silny, inn) Will lio In *)f r:\-<li>vcnii> not HKU.KKOXTK, Pn.. Oct. H.— Kx-Uovornor Ctirtln died at f> o'clock yostordny tnornlntf. His olid was peaceful, ho having been unconscious during Hie lust twelve hours nf his llf«. All the members of his family were ut (ho bedside when Iw pa.tsed away. Mr. Cm-tin liml been in fcublo 1iunll.li for soino weeks, but hi.s condition grew serious on Thursday Inn!, and from that timo he sunk rapidly. Death was caused by old ago— thu ox-governor being In his 80th your— comhVed with nervous trouble, which upon vacliing the vital point in tho brain ondod life. When the ciuiu llrst took on a serious aspect physleians wore situi- liioncd, but, they I lion abandoned all hopes of recovery, and the death of tho old war governor was not a suroriso. Andrew Gregg Curtin was tho chief executive of the Keystone state during tho civil war, ntul because his services to liis country were so great then ho is chiefly known as Pennsylvania's "war governor." But his public services, nslde from those he rendered duritm the groat contest, wcr« ANDREW G. CUHTI.V. of sufllcient importance to have given n lesser man lasting fame. He served in congress for several years, be represented tho United States government for threu years at the court of tho czar of all the Russias, and he was n lawyer of extended practice. Ho was a native of Bullofonte, and was boru April 22, 1815. His father, who was from County Clare, Ireland, established one of thu first iron manufactories in Pennsylvania. He was educated at the o innnon schools of liullefoute and tho academy at Milton, and when he had finished the course o£ tho latter institution two professions were open to him—tho law and the ministry. He chose the former and was admitted to the bar in 1839. He won his first case and quickly built up u good practice. It was during the campaign of 18-10, when ho was br.t 23 years of ago, that young Curtiu took the stump for William Henry Harrison. Four years later he was even more prominent in the canvass for Henry Clay. In 1S48 and 1852 he was n Whig elector. In 1854 he was considered one of tho leaders of his party, and his nomination for governor was strongly urged that year. Ho declined the honor because Governor Pollock, an old schoolmate, desired a re-election and worked for his ruuominatlon and election with unbounded zeal. Pollock was fleeted, and Curtin became his secretary of state. The Republican party was at that timo in its formative state, and Curtin was one of its chief spirits. He was desirous of securing the Republican nomination for governor in 1800, and backed by Thaddeus Stevens, Galusha A. Grow, Alexander K. McClure, John W. Forney and Matthew Stanley Quay,nil of them then young men, but strong in the counsels of the new party, he won in tho convention and was elected by a majority of 33,000 votes. His first acts atter his nomination were tumid toward the national Republican nominating convention at Chicago. K very- thing seemed to point to the nomination of Soward, but along with David Dudley Field, ThaUdeus Stevens, Horace Greoley, David Wilmot and others Mr. Curtin did not believe Soward's nomination would bo likely to bring out the entire utrL'ngth of tho party at tho polls, aud ho joined tho oilier gentlemen named in tho fight for Lincoln's nomination. The main contest closed in Pennsylvania in October and'was no least exciting than thu national canvass. "As goes Pennsylvania, so goen tho union," was thu cry everywhere), Mr, Curtin took to the stump a< soon as he returned from Chicago, ami hi* labors wure incessant until tho closo of the state campaign. The victory won i lion went a long way toward Insuring national victory i u November. Governor Curtin was inaugurated Jan. 1,1801, and was inimediated confronted with unprecedented difficulties, jt Wlw evident that the south would revolt. Cur- cin llrst niet Lincoln on l<'eb, !W at Hitrris- burg, The president-elect was on his way to Washington, and at a private confer- once, at which Governor Curtin was present, tho startling news was told that a plot against Lincoln.'* life bad been discovered., Governor Curtiu invited Lincoln to spond the night nt his house, and to allay suspicion left thu remainder of the presidential parly at the hotel, Instead of taking the president to his house, Curtiu drovo with him to the outskirts of the town, where a special train was in waiting. Shortly after his inauguration President Lincoln called Cjovvrnpr (Jitrtin to Washington and asked him to recognize the existence pf civil war in a message to the Pennsylvania legislature- This Curtiu did in. a document that, considering the haste with which it was prepared and all the attendiiutpircumstaiices.must he regarded a* o«e of the btrongest of modern sta,tu papers. Within forty-eight hours the )««•- Isjtiturenad authorized thu governor to raise and, fijuiu troops for the defense of the Union, and ha<i appropriated half a million, dollar .-i to pay thu bills. When iMnc ilu callud for 75,000 men, tho »oldiers of Pennsylvania were tho first state volunteer* to ruuch tho national capital, Then Governor Curtiu asked and ob- teiuei) from the legislature power to raise A r°»»rVP of not less thua fifteen nor more tb.au (hivty regiments to serve for three year* or till tho close of tl)u war, the forces to be truqsforrod to thu general govern, nieut ff, UMotwyary, Thi).->o troops'prugervpil their identity iutuut ijn.41 thu closo gf thu wi*r, Tfee CQjjfereuce of the governors at ^J, lootm Se|>t. 24, 18'2, was Iho result of correspondence between Curtin and Oov- efhof Andre*, of Atiisgftchuaetls. Its outcome was tho fitmotisiuhlross indorsing Lincoln's emancipation proclamation. Throughout the War Governor Curtln supported Mr. Lincoln'* policy unswervingly, tie Lft the (tuberimtorlnl chair in 1807atid WIM shortly afterward mentioned for United States senator, but was do* fented by Simon Cameron. He was »l*o named for vice tifestdntot (it th« n.otivpn tloti of ISU'J, but Colfnx secured the Horn- iuation. Air. Curtin worked earnestly for the election of Grant and Col fax that year, and was made minister to Russia by the president, In 1881 he was elected to con' gross as a Democrat, serving six years. At the clone of the Forty-ninth congres* he retired to his llellefoute home. TUHHisminfi, Oct. s.—TJovcrnor .Painson Issued a proclamation last night, expressing his profound sorrow for tho death of ox-Govornor Curtin and paying high tribute to hi.s public services as executive of the state and in tho other important positions which he held. Ho invokes for the bereaved family of tho ex-governor tho sympathy of the people of Pennsylvania, and orders that Iliurx. upon public buildings bo displayed at halt mast, mid that the several departments of tho stuto government within.executive control bo closed on the day of the funeral, which will take, place at U o'clock next Wednesday afternoon. , Governor I'attlson and staff, Major General Snowden mid the commander* of the throe brigades of tho National Guard, together with the members of their respective stall's, will attend the funeral of ex- Governor Curtin. Adjutant General Greenland Issued an order last night directing live companies each of tho Twelfth and Fifth regiments, Hunt's battery,Pittsburg, and the 8heridan troop, Tyrone, to report to him at Bellefonte on Wednesday morning to attend tho obsequies. Seventeen guns will bo fired at tho state arsenal during the services. Kx-Governor Heaver has charge of the arrangements of tho funeral, which/ will Ixs hold under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic. '. An AITI>II:III|.'S Fiitul .Full. BUFI'-AU), Oct. 8.—Miss Beatrice Vou Dressden, 17 years old, made a balloon ascension Saturday afternoon at tho fair grounds in Krimklinvillo, Cattaragus county. When I,(tot) feet up, while preparing to innlco her parachute jump, the balloon gave a sudden lurch and Miss Vou DruKsdon was thrown to the ground. All tho bones In her body wore broken, and her costume, such as ordinarily worn by aeronauts, was torn open by the force of the fall. When the people picked her up she was dead. This was her twentieth ascension. She was to have been married this week and quit the business forever, this being advertised us her hist ascension. ,A Sliislinl liy ii Luimllf'. MlMVAUKKK, OetS.—August Rottisoh, of this city, suddenly became violently insane, and sei/ing his wife he cut her throat from oar to ear and inflicted n •number of wounds which are dangerous. His neighbors, Mr. ami Mrs. Joseph Schaefer,rushed to Mrs. Rett.isch's assistance, and wore slashed in a horrible manner. Schaefer and Mrs. Rettiseh are very low. The lunatic cut his own throat and wrists, but will recover. Ueltiseh was armed with iv sharp shoemaker's knife and a razor. Millinimiri' Ari|iiitl<><l of Mimlor. FOUT AVoimi, Tex., Oct. 8.—Tho jury in the R. M. Pago murder trial rendered a verdict acquitting the defendant on the charge of murdering A. B. Smith on April l!t last. Page was president and Smith cashier of the Merch; ills' National bank, which went into liquidation, and the murder of Smith wits the outgrowth of the bank's dillieultleH. Pago estimates his wealth at nearly a million. Dr. liis last the It commission Tlioii- l>inV>rvnr<M. NKW BKDKOitn, Mass., Oct. 8.—Tho amalgamated conference committee of the strikers mot yesterday afternoon to discuss tho recommendation of the state board of arbitration, and a committee was appointed to confer with the manufacturers at 2 o'clock this afternoon, It is tho general opinion among mill men that the conference will result in terminating tho strike. • \Vnrliiiii-n Atliiuknl liy SlrlliiTS. NKWAUK, X, J., Oct. 8.—Strikingltaliau laborers to the number of SOU made an attack upon about fifty men who hud taken their places on sower construction in Clifton avenue. Throe workmen were badly injured, and one of them may not recover, When the police reached tho scene of tho trouble all of tho attacking party had fled, l'rtt|mi'liiK t<> '•» to C'nrl'ii, Sr, PKTKIISIIIMKI, Oct. 8,—Bount Ben- kondorlY, grand marshal of the cuar's household, has started for Corfu to prepare for tho e/ar's reception at that place. The queen of Greece, a cousin of tho o/.ar, will accompany tho Russian imperial family to Corfu, it is probable that the czar and his party will leave Mvmiiu in throe weeks. Ti'Hln riiiiitfrnl from » Ti'ostlit, ATLANTA, Oct. 8,— Passenger train No, !if> of the Atlanta and West Point rood, tumbled from the high trestle over Osaii- appa creek, a few miles beyond West Point, and seven persons were badly injured. None of the persons on tho train wore killed outright, but OHO or two may dit>. Sliut Null* lulu IIU G'AMUHIIHiB, Aid., Oct. 8,— Aftora pleasant evening with frlomU hero Captain. Grant Slmnums, a young man, returned to a vessel owned by him in the Hougl river, louded u (ihotgui; with nails and sent the charge crashing through his heart, lie died instantly. The cause is unknown. I WilsOU IIUIIM! YORK, Oct. 8.— Congressman William L. Wilson, author of the turjlT bill that bears his imiuo, returned j u tj,j s ooijn- tr-y on thu American lino steamer Now York oi) Saturday. Another passoogor tin the New York was Mrs. George Gould. PAUIS, Sept. 8.— Charles Yoruot, an anarchist, has been arrested »t Lodive, department of Herault. Jlis predicted the murder of President Carnot a mouth bo- foro tho president was assassinated. A Berlin dUipatch auiiouucos the death of Professor Nathaniel Priugsheiin, tho distinguished botanist, ngod 71. Tho arrest of Constable R.-ly. Privett makes thirteen iu limbo for tho murder of bii uegro.es near Kerrville, Tuuu. Tho procession hold i" Dublin yesterday in commemoration of the death of Charles Stowmt Par/jell was the largest on record. TJiui'O la u.o H'utjj li» tlju rumors that ObtinooUot 1 Von OajH-ivi w C'ouut }*!uk'U- bf»'B will i'cslgu froin Uio ( can tho New in his of the nnd work it of ntSJ attempt book 18^11 at toon society, tho attention constitution, It "Star poet's and in popularity odd So soon his scientific over childhood, thu AS thu and ignoring T mom that Uw wroto against iis After first noted and lu anatomy 18W Judge court 8, high a various }U C. vnr9, a larger works alternating. Tho his fur his him. '"i'ljs

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  1. Tyrone Daily Herald,
  2. 08 Oct 1894, Mon,
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