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INDIANA INDIANA, PA., SEPT. 26, 1900 ADVERTISING BATES. LEGAL ADVERTISING.—One men one week, $1.00; one inch two weeks, $2.00; one inch three weeks, $2.50; one inch four weeks, 58.00 Bates lor additional space for longer terms, and for commercial advertisements, made known on application. All legal and official advertising charged for by the inch. TEBMS OF THE MESSENGER. $1.00 per year if paid in advance; $1.25 if paid at the end of three months; $1.50 if paid at the end of six months, and $2.00 at the expiration of the year. House Bnrned. The dwelling house occupied by Thomas Carnahan at Parkwood, was destroyed by fire last Wednesday. It belonged to William Carnahan, of Shelocta. Loss, §400. THE HOME NEWS. WE need rain. THE oyster is ripe. CIDER barrels are scarce. You get all the news in the MESSENGER. THE last flies of summer linger with us. COURT is in session this week for the trial of civil cases. THE award of premiums will be pub- lished next week. HAY is selling at $12 per ton from wagons in this market. COURT adjourned on Wednesday last, all the cases being disposed of. WITH care and economy there will be enough buckwheat to go round. THE daye are growing shorter, and a 80-day note comes due in about 27 days. THE Dayton fair is in progress this week and the attendance is said- to be large. A FEW home-grown peaches were sold on our streets last week at $1.50 per bushel. THE weather during the past six weeks has been dry enough to suit even a Prohibitionist. THE factory of the Indiana Ladder Company, in this place, was compelled to close down last week for want of water. BLAIRSVILLE is to have a new opera house, and the editor of the Enterprise enters his protest. He should join a foot ball team. THERE is entirely too much profanity heard on our streets. A few summary convictions before the Burgess might lessen the evil. THE fall pasture is a failure, and in consequence the price of butter is up. And the buckwheat cake season just opening! It's awful. THE street committee of Councils will not tear up the brick pavement on Philadelphia street, between Seventh and Eighth, this season. REPUBLICANS should attend the Republican meetings announced by Chairman Feit. Good speakers will be present at each meeting. THE court publishes an order to the effect that all county taxes should be paid prior to October 15. What has the court to do with that question, anyhow? THE 78th (Colonel Sirwell'sregiment) will hold their 15th re-union in Kittanning Friday, October 12. Excursion tickets sold on railroads leading to Kittanning without card. IF Mr. and Mrs. John St.Clair, of the Fourth ward, live until next March they will be in a position to celebrate their diamond wedding. They will then have been married 60 years. AT Saturday's session of the United Brethren conference at Greensburg Rev. A. M. Long was appointed at Mahoning, Allen Rhen at Punxsutawney, and B. J. Hummel Plumville. HARRY GASTON, who had the subcontract for carrying the mail from Indiana to Cherrytree and back, has thrown up the job. He had contracted to do the work for $600 a year. IT is said that a good many people who patronize the electric light company pay for 16 candle-power burners and use 32's. The officials of the company will look after these people. THE fire noticed by our people one night last week in the direction of Brushvalley was caused by the burning, of a "clearing." Many thought it a house or barn from the extent of the fire. A NUMBER of teams have been busy during the past couple of weeks hauling away the huge pile of pipe stored here last winter by the Peoples' Gas Company. It was taken to Armstrong county. IT is said that extensive railroad shops will soon be erected at Blairsville; that the West Penn shops and the A. V. R. R. shops will be consolidated and located at our neighboring town. We trust the report is true. REV. CRAWFORD, who was recently elected to fill the Presbyterian pulpit at this place, will preach to the congregation on Sabbath next. He has not yet formally accepted the call, but it is believed he will. A GAS strike was made at DuBois on Saturday at a depth of 3,000 feet. The gas has been flowing steadily at a volume of 3,000,000 feet every 24 hours. The well is located six miles from the city and opens up an entirely new gas field. If it proves permanent it will be a great boost for DnBois. THE Republican politicians of Westmoreland county were up against the real thing when they met the Indiana county conferees at Kittanning last week. What little hair was left on their heads after the conference at this place two years ago, was lifted at the recent meeting. THE Penn Roller Mills have started their buckwheat flour machinery. We have tested the first run, and pronounce it up to the usual standard of that most up-to-date establishment. The buckwheat crop in this county is short of the average, but what there is of it is of excellent quality, and the Ellis people know how to use it. GEORGE V. CKAIGHEAD, a son of S. J. Craighead, of this place, has been appointed a United States postoffice inspector. He is now a railway mail clerk between Pittsburg and Blairsville and resides at Wilkinsburg. He passed an excellent examination. He will likely be assigned to one cf the western districts. A BOOK, purporting to be a record of facts, has been written by Walter S. Brown, formerly a well-know traveling salesman in this section, now suffering from an incurable disease at Vineland, New Jersey. The scene is laid in Westmoreland county, and among the more or less celebrated characters is G-eneral White and other military men. The title of the book is " Andrew Bently." CEOKGE STEPHENS, who at March term of court a year ago, was tried for assault and battery, on a charge preferred by J. W. Johns, of White township, but whom the jury found not guilty, but pay half the costs, was , -found in the court house on Monday. He had dodged far some time. He gave tail in $100 for his appearance at the peeember sessions. Ribs Broken. Wednesday hist Frank Faith, of Armstrong township, while working in his barn fell from a wagon box, striking on a block a short distance below. Two of his ribs on the left side were fractured. The injury is serious but not dangerous Democratic Congressional Nominee. The Democrats of this district have nominated Curtis Gregg, Esq., of Greensburg for Congress. He is a quiet, peaceable gentleman and contemplates with equanimnity the fall Mr. Jack intends giving him November 6. - • * • Alumni Association. Steps are being taken to form an alumni association of the graduates of the Indiana public schools. A preliminary meeting was held last night at which it was decided to notify all those eligible, and a meeting for organization will be held soon. The MarUets. Indiana dealers are paying for butter 22 cents; eggs, 14; apples, 40; potatoes, 40; onions, 60. Butter is very scarce, and creamery is selling at 28 cents. 2STo. 1 hay is bought at $10 and $12. Rye bundles, $7.50. At Glen Campbell as high as $16 is paid for hay, but it has to be hauled from 10 to 20 miles. Xot Hnrt Much. The cut in the State appropriation for public schools did not affect this borough much. Treasurer I. C. Ellis received the check Friday and it calls for S 351.77, only about $25 less than last year.— Marion Independent. The $25 will be more than made up by the next Legislature if Gov. Stone's plans are carried out by that body. Deceived Ity a. Man. Edna Garfield, who is now an inmate of the Bethesda Home in Pittsburg, tells a sad tale of her down-fall. She had been employed for some time with a family near Blairsville, and was persuaded to leave her home by a man named John Hendricks, who deserted her in the city. To Be Hanged Kovember 22. Governor Stone has set November 22 as the date for the execution of John Sadler, convicted at the November term of the Westmoreland court of the murder of Stewart McCune on Sunday, July 30, 1899, at Gray station, a short distance from Blairsville. Sadler is said to be one of the most cheerful inmates of the Greensburg jail. The McCartney Re-Union. The McCartney family re-union is being held at Apollo to-day. The last reunion was held at Indiana and the following are the present officers of the organization: President, Samuel McCartney, Indiana; Vice President, S. M. Jackson,Apollo; Secretary,H.M. Lowry, Indiana. Over 200 members of the family are expected to be present at to-day's meeting. ^Losses Adjusted. A fire insurance adjuster was here last week to investigate the Findley & McElhose loss on their woolen mill. The amount allowed was about §7,500, which is within a few dollars of the total insurance. At the same time J. Clark Agey, whose barn was burned September 12, received about $1,200, practically the total amount of his insurance on building and contents. . » . The "Anonymous" Again. Some cowardly and untruthful disturber wrote an article for the Pittsburg Sunday Dispatch, in which he says the Presbyterian congregation in this place is all torn up over the selection of Rev. Crawford as pastor. There is no truth, in the story whatever. The congregation is almost unanimous in the call, and the opposition, what little there is, is fast disappearing. We have mighty little use for the man who works in the dark, and this fellow's communication is universally condemned as pernicious and untruthful. October 19 Arbor l>ay. Superintendent of Public Instruction Schaeffer has fixed Friday, October 19, as the date for the autumn arbor day, and in his proclamation calls for a general observance of the day by the planting of trees. Tiro Miners Killed at I>nBois. On Saturday William Ruddock, aged 35, and James Potts, aged 32 years, were killed in the mines at DuBois. The men were riding on the last trip of loaded cars coming ont for the night, and the train ran into a string of empties going in. The bodies of the killed were badly mangled. Potts was a former resident of Indiana county, and has relatives in South Mahoning. He had a wife and children. Golden Wedding. On Thursday, September 12, 1850, at Penn Run, Gherryhill township, Indi,na county, were married by the Rev. Jonas Grumbling, of the United Brethren church, Mr. Christian Shaffer, of r effersou, [now Wilmore] Cambria ounty, to Miss Susan Ober, of the former place. On Wednesday, September 12, the 50th nniversary of the marriage was held at he home of the aged couple at Wilmore. Mr. Shaffer was born June 1, 1828, and Mrs Shaffer March 20, 1830. Among the guests present were Mr. harles Grumbling, of Armagh, who was present at the marriage, and Mrs. ^rvin Shaffer, and son Harry, of Indiana. List of Letters. Remaining uncalled for in the Indiana iffice, September 22, 1900: Miss Clarice Aaters, Miss Margaret Saker, Miss Ida Burke (2), Mary Clouse, Mrs. Carrie Uox, Mrs. C. N. Davis, Miss Alice Fry, Mrs. Rebecca Lohman, Mrs. Agnes Miller, Mrs. S. C. Shaeffer, Mrs. ~llla West, James F. Burke, Alex. Gilmore, Pierre Lewis, William E. Statey, bhn Sweeny, John Shank, Edward ?rusal, Chas. F. Wonn, Bernard Mc- Oanu. When inquiring for letters in this list )lease state that they were advertised, giving date. SAMUEL A. SMITH, P. M. Surveyors Making Progress. ohnstown Tribune.] During the past week the engineers who are surveying the coal land in West Wheatfield township, Indiana county, which was recently sold by Judge A. V. Barker, of Cambria county, to a Cana- ian corporation, have been very active, and the number of acres already gone >ver now number up in the thousands, t was expected that material payments would have been made this week, but Attorney John A. Scott, of Indiana, and lis three assistants, who are examining itles to the tracts which are to be con- eyed to the coal people, find the task an irduous one and consequently not many arms have been formally transferred. .t is expected, however, that a large uni will be paid over next week. The armers who have sold their coal realize hat at last they are sure to receive the ;ash for it, and are patiently awaiting it. McGee & Go's, surveyors are also rnak- ng rapid progress near Centerville and t is only a question of a few days until he land-owners in that field will be paid 'or their coal. David Harris, who for /ears has had mines open on his farm about three miles west of Centerville, las sold his entire tract of 250 acres to McGee & Co. It is said Mr. Harris is to receive filOO per acre for his land, which will net him the neat sum of $25,000. Herman Adams Dead. \ Herman Adams, of near Penn Run, this county, who was injured at a barn raising last Wednesday by a falling beam, which struck him upon the head, and was taken to the Allegheny General hospital for treatment, died on Sunday. He was aged 44 years, and is survived by his wife and three children. The body was brought here for -interment yesterday. Funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased, and interment takes place this afternoon at Washington graveyard. Came Warden Appointed. Mr, Turner P. Hildebrand has been appointed game warden for Center township and vicinity. The unlawful taking of fish by gigging or lowering the water in dams and snatching the fish by hand will receive the new warden's immediate attention. The law provides that fish can only be legally taken by hook and line. The shot gun assassin, who can only do business with squirrels and game birds after October 15, will court trouble if he goes afield too soon. I/eg Broken. N. A. Martindale, an agent for the Polar creamery company, while driving with a team of mules near Nashville this county, Saturday, was thrown from the buggy and one of his legs was broken. With the injured limb hanging from the buggy he drove to Marion, There his leg was bandaged slightly, a~. id he was driven to Indiana in a spring wagon. The road was rough and he suffered intense pain. The fracture hai been reduced, and the injured man i: doing well. Our Own James Gets It In the Keck State Dairy Agent James McGregor of this place, recently caused the arrest of several Uniontown oleomargarine dealers. The cases came up for a hear ing last Wednesday. There were three defendants and they were acquitted am the costs put upon State Agent Me Gregor. The selling was admitted and the whole case hinged on whether coloring matter had been used in the oleomarga rine. The State claimed that the sam pies purchased in the defendants' stores and analyzed by a Pittsburg chemis showed coloring matter. This the chem ist swore to, but his analysis did no seem to. be certain in anything excep that coloring matter had been used, hi not being able to tell what other ingre dients were used. For the defense, Walter P. Wilkins president of the Chicago factory, where the oleomargarine was made, testified i was made over his own formula, am contained 33 per cent, each of pure fa from cattle, pure hog lard and pure cot ton seed oil, the latter giving the oleo margarine its yellow appearance. In causing the arrests Mr. Mcgrego. of course was only carrying out the in strnetions of the state department, am the costs do not f aH upon him personally Godman's Kangaroo Calf Schoo Shoes. Children's, 5 to 8, 75c; 8% to 11 fl.OO; 11% to 2, $1.35; 2% to 8,11.75. The Bed Front. Threshing Day. FALLS CREEK, PA., Sept. 17, 1900. EDITORS INDIANA MESSENGER:—Having spent a couple of weeks in the rural part of Indiana county and seeing for the first time threshing performed by a steam thresher, I have taken the liberty of sending to you my impressions of threshing day, in the form of a, poem. If you think it worthy of a place in your valuable paper you may publish it. While reading it, remember I am but a schoolgirl of sixteen years of age: THRESHING DAY. BY A "GIRL FHOM JEFFERSON COUNTY-" O cooks, to the kitchen, and men to the barn, Get everything ready to-day! For over the hills with whistle and whirr, The threshers are coining this way. Stack high the brown sheaves in the dim, old barn, Clear everything out of the way; Make room for machine and engine, too, The threshers are coming to-day. Make ready the apple and pump kin pies, And make them as sweet as you may; . From garden and cellar the good things bring— The threshers are coming to-day. Throw open the gate and let them in, To the grain-filled barn lead the way: To the neighbor lads send the word around, "The threshers have come to-day." Toot! toot! Stand back, we're beginning now, The machine must have full sway! Don't mind the dust, just pile in the sheaves, The threshers are busy to-day. Hurrah! We're done, and the golden grain Is ready to take away. And to all the great heap of straw will tell How the threshers worked to-day. Fall in, we'll march to our dinner now. What did the people say? Black men, straight from Africa's land? No, 'twas dusty threshing to-day. Hurrah, for water and soap and towels, 'Twill drive this dust away. And now for our dinner, just help yourselves ; The threshers are hungry to-day. And now for home, all our work is done, So goodby to all we say; And one and all will remember long How the threshers came this way. What the Papers Say. About all the Republican papers in ..his Congressional district speak favorably of the nomination of our townsman, Hon. S. M. Jack, for a second erm in Congress. Here are a few of hem: The people of this county, while in ! avor of Major Beale, felt that in case le should fail in securing the nomina- ion Mr. Jack should be the man to get ! t, and they all will no doubt feel pleased o know that while our candidate failed ,o land the plum he had a big hand in naming the nominee.—Kittanning Re-; publican. •The Courier extends its heartiest congratulations to Summers M. Jack, who was on Wednesday renominated at Kit- banning for Congress. The congressional conference made no mistake when t decided that Mr. Jack should represent this district again at Washington. During the two years he has been in office he has made an enviable record and proven his ability beyond dispute. A loyal Republican, he has always stood by the party faithfully, no matter what the existing conditions. Not only 3 as he been true to the party which sleeted him, but he has made himself the staunch friend of everybody in the district. Losing sight of self, he has la- Dored unceasingly for the benefit of his Constituency, and during his term of office has secured for them many large and substantial favors from the national government. He is a good business man and has given his full time and attention to his work. In S. M. Jack Indiana county has a man to be proud of, one than whom there is no better nor more capable in Congress; a man who is openly and fearlessly for whatever he considers right. That Mr. Jack will be re-elected goes without saying, and his previous record goes to show that the people of this district made no mistake in their choice of a representative. Once more we congratulate him, and predict for him a most successful term of office. —Blairsville Courier. Although we would liked to have seen Maj. Jos. G. Beale, of this county, secure the nomination, Mr. Jack was clearly the second choice of the people of Armstrong county, and his nomination is hailed with delight throughout the district, as after the favorite sons of each county were out of the contest the people of all four counties in the district turned to Jack as their second choice. He has .made an excellent representative and his nomination is an assurance that he will carry the district by a large majority.—Kittanning Free Press. It is a deserving nomination, and our county is jubilant over the result. Mr. Jack has made a most able representative and a tireless worker for the good of his constituents. It was the right thing for the conference to do and we throw up our hat for Jack.—Marion Center Independent. The long drawn out contest for the candidate for Congress from, this district has resulted in favor of ex-Representative Jack. It was claimed by the knowing ones that of all the candidates Jack was the most unlikely to win. The result of a conference is much like the verdict of a jury, "wery puzzlin' in its caracter." Mr. Jack has made a very creditable representative. He has been active in attending to the interests of his people. There is considerable talk as to the movement of the forces in the long drawn out contest, and, naturally, some feeling engendered, but this is always the case and will vanish into a universal support of the nominee by the Republican voters of the district.—Greensburg Tribune. While naturally Armstrong county desired the nomination of Maj. Beale there is no doubt that Mr. Jack was the second unanimous choice of the party and his re-nomination gives general satisfaction. During his term Congressman Jack has proven himself a faithful and effi cient worker and has been constant in the service of his constituents.—Apollo News-Record. An Interesting- Suburb. It has been left for the distinguished editor of the Washington, D. C., "Feather," a journal printed in the interests of poultrymen, to make the discovery that Indiana is a suburb of Homer City, that delightful little hamlet six miles down the branch. The Feather man poised his wings and flew from the National capital to this place a few weeks ago, and alighting at the Prairie State Incubator works of Cooper & Nix, located in the hamlet mentioned, took rest for several days. Under the able guidance of Mr. Cooper the Feather was shown over that extensive plant, and in its last issue it gives a very interesting and exhaustive description of it and the village. Speaking of the incubator works, the Feather says: "We do not intend giving away confidences of this business, but do not see how we can possibly have our readers understand the immensity of this company's trade without quoting some figures. As an idea of the anjount of trade done by them, we will say that their books show over $185,000 worth of incubators and brooders were manufactured and sold by the Prairie State company during the past year. Besides this large trade they could have sold over $80,000 worth more of machines with sufficient help and facilities for turning them out. This company employed 102 hands during the past season, and up to July 1st were behind on orders. Their business this season was forty per cent larger than that of last year, and at one time they were 800 machines behind on orders. This increased business has necessitated keeping the plant in full blast the whole summer. Their present facilities enable them to produce eighty machines a day, or about 25,000 machines a year. It is evident from the above figures that the trade in Prairie State incubators and brooders is a very flattering one." And in the same article, under the designation "Postscript," the Feather man recalls some interesting features of his visit. He seems to have made some highly original discoveries about Indiana and its institutions, and just to how how fancy (aided, doubtless, by Mr. Cooper) led the Feather man to soar nto realms far beyond the ken of our oldest citizens, we quote his remarks about Indiana entire and without comment. Here he flies: "We do not feel that pur article would )e complete without this postscript. We lave told above our impressions of the Prairie State Incubator plant ai Homer City, but we have a little something else ;o tell. For years, we knew of Homer ity and its attractions in the incubator world, but it remained to us on this trip ;o learn of Indiana, Pa. Ever hear of t? No; neither did we until we went -jO Homer, and we are of the opinion ;hat you want to make its acquaintance. After our busy days at Homer Mr. ooper took us up to this suburb of lomer, about five miles distant as the ;row flies. Now, we expected to see many things up there, and we were not disappointed, we assure you. "The attractions were all that could be desired, and no chickenman need regret laving visited Indiana on a trip to Homer. It is a beautiful little place away up in the mountains amid the most pleasing scenery to be found anywhere, and one is attracted before one reaches he place. There are some things of interest to poultrymen, and we were pleased to see the enthusiasm displayed .n this section in poultry. Perhaps the most enthusiastic fancier of them all is Mr. T. E. Hildebrand. Mr. Hildebrand is assistant cashier of the Indiana County Deposit bank, and the most prominent druggist in Indiana. He is one of the pleasantest gentlemen we have ever met, and we are glad to note his interest in chickens. He is a breeder of Barred Plymouth Rocks, and we saw some excellent specimens in his yards. We hope if we have the pleasure of visiting him again we will find him as earnest and enthusiastic as ever over his pets. Another fancier of the Barred Plymouth Rock is Mr. John Taylor, who also had some splendid birds. We visited several other places and saw some good Light Brahmas, but the bird in fashion in this section seemed to be the Barred Rock. We were pleased to make the acquaintance of a number of good fanciers whom we hope to see in the front ranks of poultry culture soon. There were several other points of attraction to be found at Indiana. The State Normal School was a most beautiful place, and a sight worth seeing. Another of the attractive points of interest is what is known as the Shack. This institution is located almost in the center of the town and is surrounded by the most aristocratic property of the place. It is entirely free in its purposes, and is as an oasis in the desert, or a ray of sunshine on a dismal, rainy day. There is no institution to our knowledge like the Shack; we were assured it was one of the landmarks of the place, and the hope of its supporters. We spent two very pleasant evenings here, and bring back with us most pleasant recollections of those whom we met, and the pleasures of the occasion." PEOPLE who don't cook are not plenty Alex. T. Taylor has nice. Cooking Rangei f or those*who do. UCK HEAT We opened the buckwheat season this year last Friday (Sept. 21) and we have been grinding buckwheat every day since that time. Some say it's too early and too warm for buckwheat flour, but people are buying it right along, and as long as people buy it we don't care how warm it is. We assure our buckwheat flour customers that the heretofore high standard of our buckwheat will be fully maintained. We grind it on French buhrs, and the aroma of the buckwheat is maintained. That's the secret of the success of our buckwheat flour. It tastes like buckwheat. Bring us what you have to spare. We are paying 50 cents per bushel. Tidal Wave, $1.30; Victor Roller, $1.10. We still have Kclipse and Rudy Seed Wheat. David Ellis & Sons, Penn Roller Mills, Indiana, Pa. Everything. Everything that I keep in stock is the best of its kind, and I sell everything that the most discriminating cook or housekeeper needs. If you buy anything here that's not satisfactory— bring it back> and I will gladly refund your money. That's my method of doing business—fair, honest dealing. Telephone 37. FHEE DELIVERY. CLEMENTS, the Grocer. "The Queen lecturers." The Australian Sisters, the Misses Murcutt, will deliver their illustrated lectures in Library Hall, October 8 and 9. The subjects will be the "Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau" and "Paris Exposition of 1900." The illustrations are superb, and the lectures enrapturing. "Miss Murcutt is a powerful and lucid speaker, and her subjects are so cleverly handled that the attention of the listener is never withdrawn. A pathetic prose recitation, which simply riveted the attention of her audience, concluded a most interesting lecture.—Toowoomba Press, Queensland.'' Some Scenes and Impressions of Chicago. By an Old "Vet."] We left Indiana on the 4:20 train Saturday, August 26, and after a long, tedious ride we arrived in Chicago on Sunday about 1 p. m., hungry, sleepy and dust-begrimed as travelers usually are after a long ride in hot weather. From, the Union depot we were hurried off to our quarters in the Ward school house on the corner of 23d Street and Shields Avenue, and as it was raining and the streets were full of water pools and as muddy as a township road, being poorly paved, our first impression of Chicago "was that it was the dirtiest city we ever saw, which impression was not removed during our stay of some five days. After a good cleaning up and some refreshments furnished in the basement of the school house, where some enterprising citizens had improvised a restaurant, some of us started out in the drizzling rain to stretch our weary limbs with a stroll through our part of the city, which consisted principally of saloons, stores and residences. The streets were comparatively quiet, owing perhaps to the rain and mud, but saloons and ahopB \yere open, especially saloons, and running full blast. The reader can imagine our impressions. After a good night's rest in our comfortable quarters we arose Monday morning quite refreshed and our vital powers restored, and found a clear sky and prospects of fair weather, which continued during our stay in the city. After breakfast a small party of us, consisting of four men and two ladies, started on a sight-seeing expedition, visiting first the famous Union stock yards and Armour's and Swift's slaughter and packing houses. These are immense and I dare not attempt a minute description. After visiting the stock yards we entered Armour's slaughter-house and a guide being furnished us we were conducted through the hog killing department. This was almost too much for the nerves and stomach of one the ladies and one of the gentleman visitors. It will be along time, I fear, before either will again relish hog-chops or sausage! As Armour's were not killing beef that morning we then passed on to Swift's and witnessed the killing from start to finish; and that pur readers may have a faint idea of the immensity of this, Chicago's greatest enterprise, I wiU_ give you a brief account of the animals slaughtered by Swift's as furnished us by the house. Cattle are slaughtered at the rate of 225 per hour; sheep, 620; hogs, 550. The complete slaughter and dressing of a beef takes 39 minutes; a sheep, 34^, and a hog 83^- Tnis y m give the reader a little idea of the lives sacrificed daily to feed humanity. From the slaughter house we repaired to a restaurant for dinner where but little meat was ordered or eaten, after which we visited Lincoln Park, one of Chicago's great breathing places. It is simply magnificent. Here we enjoyed the pure air, clean walks and beautiful scenery, visiting the Zoo and then retiring to the Lake shore and witnessed the sham naval battle, returning afterwards by boat to the city, and well pleased with our day's outing and many strong impressions of the day's scenes. As to the Annual Encampment of the G. A. R., it has been so generally reported in all the papers that I need not occupy space in trying to add anything to what has been reported. Chicago is a great city—a dirty city—a wicked city—with scores of churches and hundreds of. saloons, gambling dens and sporting houses. If the opportunity ever comes to you to visit it don't fail to do so. Its buildings are immense, the business marvelous and everybody is on the rush so that you must go with the crowd or get jostled off the side walk. Don't fail to see Chicago. Long will live our memory and impressions of the great Western -Metropolis. Sheep Damages. Sept. 19, J. W. Woodard, Conernaugb, $27; Jacob Tyger, Canoe, $6. Sept. 25, Jacob Keith, Green, $23. NUMEROUS repairs and improvements have been lately added to St. Bernard's church and the parsonage. JUDGE BARKER, of Ebensburg, was here yesterday, arranging for taking up some of the coal lands recently purchased through him. There are more than 200 tracts and it takes time to look up all the titles. Many of the old deeds are unrecorded, and some of them lost, thus causing vexatious delay. But the money is ready and will be paid out as soon as proper deeds can be made out. WANTED—10,000 bushels of Buckwheat at the Indiana Boiler Mills, for which 50c per bushel in cash will be paid. S 19t3 HETRICK & WILSOX. Save money by buying winter shoes at The'Bed Front. FIRE last Wednesday damaged the dwelling on the James Campbell's heirs farm, near West Lebanon. The loss was not heavy. -. Whole Stock Unlined Kip Shoes for •women and children. _ The Bed Fsont. Marriage Licenses Issued. Harvey H. Fennell Armstrong M. Emma Fee Armstrong Dawson Knox Covode Dessa J. Stanley Rochester's Mills Joseph E. Kinnan Deny tp. Annie M. Jones Derry tp. Real Estate Transfers. Blairsville M. E. church to Blairsville borough, June 15, '00, lot in Blairsville; $4,000. Susan Sprankle et al to J. F. Sprankle, Jan. 18, '75, 35 acres in North Mahoning ; |——. John F. Sprankle to Joseph Gamble, Sept. 10, '00, lot in North Mahoning; $550. John F. Lichtenfels to Isaiah Lichtenfels, Dec. 3, '90, in West Wheatfield ; $2,000. Irwin MeFarland's adm'r to Lewis Thomas, July 6, '00, lot in Indiana; $340. Phil M. Sutton, treas., to D. A. Palmer, June 13, '98, 90 acres in Burrell; Same to same, June 13, '00, 56 acres in Brushvalley; $10,69. David Mack to Wm. F. Mack, Sept. 18, '00, 79 acres in East Wheatfield: $1,000. James Thompson to Charles Gompers, March 20, '69, 136 acres in White; $4080. Clara M. Books (widow) to S. C. Lewis, Sept. 18, 1900, lot in Indiana; $2100. William Maher's executor to Mrs. Martha Miller, Sept. 21, 1900, lots in Blairsyille; $387. Charles B, Grumbling to Charles D Grumbling, Sept. 13, 1900, 90 acres in Brushvalley; $500. . * . Wills Probated. The will of Samuel Griffith, late of Green township, was filed September 10, 1900. He devises his estate, real, personal and mixed, share and share alike to his children, Jemima, Mary, Mattie, Evan and Bennie, and his stepdaughter, Mrs. Susan Waltemire. Evan Griffith is appointed executor. The will is dated March 8, 1897, and is witnessed by William Griffith and Thos. S. Lydy. The will of Thomas Hartman, late of West Mahoning township, was filed September 13, 1900. He devises his entire estate to his wife, Hattie Hartman. David A. Daugherty is appointed executor. The will is dated June 5, 1900, and is witnessed by J. G. Walker and D. A. Daugherty. The will of William H. Dorsey, late of Burrell township, was filed August 31, 1900. He devises his entire estate to his son, William Dorsey, and appoints his sister, Malinda, guardian. D. E. Denison is appointed executor. The will is dated April 3, 1900, and is witnessed by Robert White and William Hamer. The will of Lydia E. Griffith, late of White township, was filed September 18, 1900. She devises to her sister, Juliet Wissinger, $50; to her sister, Estella Evans, or the latter's husband, the residue of the estate. George W. Evans is appointed executor. The will is dated January 26, 1893, and is witnessed by James S. Flickinger and Thomas Simpson. Pensions Granted. Mrs. Margaret A., widow of the late Alex. Gilcrist, of this place, has been placed on the rolls at $8 per month. live Stock Shipments. September 18, J. M. S. Moore to Collegeville, 31 cattle, 1 calf, 180 pigs. J. D. McKalip to Linfield, 15 cattle, 3 calves, 75 pigs. September 20, Thomas & Wissinger to West Philadelphia, 209 sheep, 1 calf. Holmes D. Clark to West Philadelphia, 215 sheep. A New Funeral Car. Mr. John F. Sieving received last week from the leading manufacturer of the country a new funeral car. It is a splendid piece of work, the latest in de sign and the most perfect in every re spect. It was built to order, and has all the modern improvements. It is massive in appearance and finished in every respect equal to the best cars made anywhere. 2 Cents a Bolt. Wall paper from 2c to 30c; samples free on application. MRS. E. WELSH'S, s26t4] . Rochester, Pa. ~*— * * * FRUIT DRYER—does good work and does it quick—see it at A. T. Taylor's. FARMERS who make cider vinegar for sale must mark on the head of each keg or barrel his name and residence, together with the words "cider vinegar.' The omission of the words quoted is a violation of law. Special School Shoe-for girls; genuine dull kangaroo, lace, spring heel, donble sole, patent tip; 8% to 11, $ 1.50; 11>£ to 2, $2:00; 2}£ to 6, $2.50. The Bed Front. TELEPHONE SO. 54. TYEDXESDAY, SEPT. 26, 1900. for our fall business is shown in the large stock merchandise we now exhibit in our store. We are daily adding new goods, so customers can visit our place every day and see something new. Blankets are sold at this store for precisely what they are. Our all- wool Factory Blankets are superior in quality and large size, with different color borders: very large and heavy; at $6.00 pair. Elegant value at $5.00 pair. A great blanket at $4.00 pair. A great bargain at $3.00 pair. Cotton Blankets. Large size, fleecy, white and colored; not so much for extremely low prices, but for extra weight, size and finish. An elegant Blanket at Toe The value is excellent at SI.00 pair. The value is right at $1.25 pair. The best is $1.50 pair. Comfortables. As the nights get cooler we are reminded of the want of Haps, etc. Our Haps have grown to be full size—not so with all the haps that are offered. A small hap is no good at any price. Good patterns, fluffy cotton, at 90c eacb. Same goods on each side, or plain on one side, at $1.00 each. Heavy, fine and great values, at SI.25. Something to boast of at $1.50. You can't get better value than our $2.00 and $2.50 Haps. White Quilts. . At 59c, 69c, $1 up to $3.50. Dress Goods. With the largest stock in the county, bought direct fioru manufacturers and importers, we solicit your inspection. 51 inch Black Boucle. heavy, neat in design, at 81.50. 5(3 inch All Wool Suiting, shrunk from 13 to 14 inch, elegant for suits or skirts, at SI.25 yard. 50 inch Covert Cloth, velvet finish, in all shades, at $1.25. 5(5 inch Homespun at Soc ; 38 inch Homespun at 50c. 44 inch German Plaids at -$1. English Serges, Cauaclcnsis, Foula Wisahickans, Zebelines, &c. The very latest productions in the market. Domet Flannels at 5. 7. 8 and lOc yard. Flannelettes at (>, *, 10 and 12k. Heavy Brown Muslin, 3fi inches wide, at 5c. Bleached Muslin, 3t> inches wide, at G^c. Underwear Department, Underwear department is full of excellent values. Ladies' Suit Department. Something new at 87.50, $10, $12.50 and $15. We manufacture all our Ladies' Skirts, so you get a skirt same as made to order by your dressmaker. We use better linings and trimmings than you find in factory made skirts, and prices not so high. Ladies' Suits and Skirts made to order. i CUNNIN October Designers, IDC, or i6c by mail. October Patterns. For Fall we have ready a most exclusive and complete range of Mens' Suits and Overcoats. Our prkre are about the same as before, but when we show you quality, something no other store show you, you will appreciate our efforts in making store the right store to clothe from. As we buy from sers whose clothing represents the best tailoring, style quality, we can fully guarantee every suit that leaves store. Your money refunded or an exchange made if are not perfectly satisfied. Special attention is directed' to our fall lines of Hats, Caps, Gloves, Shirts and Neckwear. can our ma- and this you E. A. PENNINGTON Tailor, Clothier, Furnisher and Hatter. ' "Who Can MaJse Arrests. In response to the question of what officers have the right to make arrests on •warrants in Pennsylvania, the fol- owing are named: A constable, chief of police (who is an ex-officio constable), sheriff or his deputies, county detectives or a detective licensed by the court of quarter sessions, detectives appointed }y the governor, or a citizen deputized as a constable when his name is entered on a warrant. Policemen within the ity can arrest without warrants on seeing a breach of the peace committed, and can serve criminal process because of a violation of city ordinances. A private citizen can also, without a warrant, arrest a person in the act of committing a felony, or to prevent one. A bail piecs can be served by any person deputized. Detectives can only be appointed by the •overnor and the courts. Reward 8100. The readers of this paper will be pleased to earn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure iu all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure known to the mecl- .cal fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of :he system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength ay building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers, that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it r ails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. «?~Sold by Druggists, 750. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Violating' the Game I,aws. "We are informed that persons in this commnnity are violating the game laws by shooting squirrels and pheasants. The season for shooting squirrels and pheasants does not come in until October 15, and no law-abiding citizen should hunt them, until that time. The penalty for killing them is $10 each, of which the informant gets one-half. Aside from the fact that every man, and more especially one who pretends to be a sportsman, ought to respect the law, neither squirrels or pheasants are fit to eat at this season of the year. The squirrels are sore-eyed and sleepy, and have warbles in their backs like a brindle cow; and pheasants, which have been hatching or looking after their young, are lank, tough and stringy. Of course rabbits are no more fit to eat during hot weather than rats, and are also afflicted with warbles. Don't Mil them, and if you catch anybody violating the game laws, see that he is arrested. I>on't Uke Zion EliJers. At Mansfield. Ohio, on Sunday two Mormon elders, who had been previously warned not to enter the city, were treated to a coat of tar. The elders were taken by the mob to the Richland buggy works, where Bassinger disrobed, bat the crowd tore Moot's clothing from. Ms body, as he refused to disrobe himself. A paint bucket and a brush were then secured, and smokestack varnish, a tar- like substance, was daubed, over them from he_ad to foot. It was matted in their hair, and no part of their bodies was left untouched but their face.-?. Their bodies were then partially covered with their clothing, and the "elders were marched to the "home of E. H. Leiby, a Zion follower, wlio was driven out of the city the Sunday previous. There they promised not to return to Mansfield. By application of lard and benzine the black varnish was cut, and after new outfits of clothing were furnished they were deported on a Pennsylvania train at noon. Boys' Neverip Seamless Shoes, made Reduced Kates to the Pittsburg: Industrial Exhibition via Pennsylvania Railroad. On September 13, 20 and 27, and October 4, 11 and 18, 1900, the Pennsylvania Kailroad Company will sell excursion tickets from points on the Pittsburg and Monongahela Divisions, and the Indiana Branch of the Western Pennsylvania Division to Allegheny City, at half rates, with the price of admission added. No ticket to be sold for less than seventy-five cents, including admission coupon. These tickets will be good going only on regular trains leaving stations at or before noon on day of issue, and will be valid for return passage until tie following day inclusive. " JOKSSTOWX CBXTENXIAL. REDUCED RATES VIA THS FE>-XSTLVANIA R.A ILROAD. Johnstown -will celebrate its one hundredth anniversary on October 5, ti.and 7. For this occasion, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company will sell excursion tickets at rate of a SIXGIJ; PAKE FOR THE RorxD TKIP (no fare less than 25 cents i, to Johnstown from stations on the Pittsburg Division (including South. Western; Pennsylvania Branch) Altoona, and Cambria andClearfield Divisions; and from Freeuoft and intermediate stations on the Western Pennsylvania Division. These tickets will be placed on sale October 4, o, 6 and 7, and will be good to return until October 8, inclusive. 2t *—* GOOD porsE FOR SALE—The brick house nearly opposite the West End hotel, lately occupied by Mrs. D. Thomas will be. sold at private sale. Also five or sis lots fronting on Water and 1 by J. E. Dayton Co., WHliamsport, Pssl|£ eets ' Fourth ward. Inquire of, The strongest, best-wearing shoes at; omas or B ' M> Kemill i any price. Remember the make. Sold GREAM SEPARATORS at only at The Bed Front, prices at Alex. T, Taylor's.

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