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VOL. 97. BEDFO BEDFORD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1901. ESTABLISHED IN 1805. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MOURN DEATH OF M'KINLEY "IT IS GOD'S WAY; HIS WILL BE DONE, NOT OURS." The Last Words of the Dying Martyr Will Live As An Evidence of Christian Courage.

"LEAD, I LIGHT" Was Sung In Many Churches on Sunday--Statement of Surgeons and Physicians--Funeral Arrangements--Theodore Roosevelt Takes the Oath of Office--His First Proclamation. William McKinley, president of the United States, died Saturday morning at fifteen minutes past two o'clock. His death was a heavy blow to the nation. Up until within a short time of his demise encouraging reports concerning his condition came from his bedside. The eminent surgeons who had cha-ge of the case seemed to be confident their distinguished patient fcnrvive the cruel wounds of the anarchist and ths buoyant they sent out from the Jlilburn house ia Buffalo led the people to believe there was no doubt of the executive's ultimate recovery.

Indeed so sanguine were they that arrangements were being made for a day of rf joicing Bat it was not to be. The ha given place to sorrow. To-day the American nation sincerely mourns tbr death of its beloved president and its heart in sympathy for IV bereaved widow. Mr. McKialey's last words, "It is Ojd's way; His will be done, not our-V will live as an evidence o( his Christian courage and upright life.

president's trag'C death finished themes for many sermon' throughout the country on Saudiy and at the services Mr. favorite hymns, "L-ad, Kindly Light," "Abide With Me," etc were sung MeKinley has received messages of condolence from all parts of the "United States and from miny foreign nations. Sh-s is bearing a well as may be expected under the severe strain. Cause of Death. The surgeons and physicians who attended the president signed the following report of the autopsy upon the body uf Mr.

McKiuley "The bullet whiuh struck over the breast bone did not pass through the skin and did little harm. The other bullet passed through both walls of the stomach near its lower border. "Both holes were found to be perfectly closed by the stitches, but th" tissues around each hole had become gangrenous. A passing through the stomach tha bullet passed into the 'back walls of the abdomen, hitting tearing the upper end of the kid This portion of the bullet track also gangrenous, the gangrene room of the home of Ansley Wilcox, at 641 Delaware avenue, Buffalo, N. Y.

Judge John R. Hazel, of the United Statis district court, administered tie oath in the presence of all but two members of President McKinley's To the Martyred President--Memorial Services Held Yesterday Afternoon To the CUisetis of Bedford Borough and Vicinity sad intelligence has reached us that President McKinley IB no more, having departed this lire at 2:15 this mormog from the shot of a foul assassin, thereby ttking from us one of the greatest of the public men to which our have given birth; one of the noblest spirits that has gnided the thought, the aspirations and the impulses of a liberty loving and Chm- tiaa people; therefore, with a view to bhowing our respect for the honored memory of our late illustrious and beloved chief magistrate, I request that the bells of the churches and the public buildings of Bedford be tolled at high noon and sunset today and at high noon each succeeding day until his remains be laid to rest; that tbe people assemble this evening at 7 o'clock in the court house to take appropriate steps for Jutnre action in showing our sorrow under this great national calamity. WALTER F. KNFIELD, September 14. Chief Burg-as.

In response to the above call a goodly number of our citizens assembled in the court house Saturday evening. The meeting was called to order by Burgess Enfield. Hon. J. M.

Kej- nolds was chosen chairman. Mr. Rey- noldSj in accepting the position, paid a splendid tribute to the memory oi the martyred president and denounced anarchy in vigorous terms. Addresses along the same line were made by the following gentlemen: Rev. M.

L. Culler, Rev. Dr. A. Miller, John H.

Jordan, Esq Hon.R. C. McNamara, R. penheimer, jHon. J.

H. Lougenecker and C. Roberts. Mr. Jordan offered tbe following resolutions, which were adopted A national calamity has befallen us A great mau, a mighty cmeruim, ia cold in death nora the dbSAsam's hand millions of peoplo, patriotic in sentiment, bowed down in gntf, denounce the foul crime, the cruises that led to it, ami in profound sorrow mourn the untimely end of William McKiuley, who stout! iutho (nmtiank ofthegieatebt meniu Amei- it.i'b of leading statesmen.

Be it there- loieiesoHed by the people of Bedfoid, in pub- lie Assembly, 1 the people of this country demand jf om national aud state legibldtois tne speedy enactment of laws that will aid inciuahing ijut aiiaithistiu tendencies bo prevalent in this umutry, dud throw a greater safeguard the men who aie selected Of the Missionary Society of Juniata Classis- HELD AT ST.CLAIRSVILLE On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 1O --Election of Officers--Kocour- ff Union Work. ft OftlGJTTEMPT To Kill and Rob Paymasters Souder and Kay. ONE HIGHWAYMAN KILLED William Vty, of Bedford, Shot Through the llettd--Singer Sew It machine Agent George II Cooper Arrested safeguard to nil the responsible of ti utt and honor om That in the death of President McKiii- PrtESIDEXT THEODORE ROOEYKLT. "ibinet and some friends. President loosevelt announced that his energies vere all to be directed to continuing tUr olicies to which President AJcK ras committed and to continue then nearly as possible in the way i.

1 vbieh he believed President MeKinley vculd have There was a cabinet meeting immediately after the ceremony of the taking of the oath, after was announced hat President Roosevelt had asked the members of President MeKinlcy's lujmiood. t)th That our deepest sympathy aud purest cabinet to aid him in carrying Pres- i 0 i are extended to Mrs. ida MLKiaiey, In dent McKinley's work by retaining involving the pancreas. not been found. The bullet Ulld.

Jntl ley we realise the sail and irreparable loss our nation susLuueu bflib Uei hour of gieat- ebl prosperity, and at the moment wlieu Ins uisdom, sutesmauahip and iius- teiful management so uiiiLh needed to meet thu iiuestious and emergencies oi our uesv siluaLiou, in the contest of nations lor LUmmeiLial supremacy. 3id That we reeoirnixe his directing hind iu me strides iiuiue by om country in the elopment of her IndUbtiies, tile employment or Uuor and the placing of these United states on .1 sound basis, that lias itiTiilted in our taking the lead trade lela- tions with other countries 4tn. i'hat the commanding we now huld with i elation to other nations in the increase of our merchant m.uine, the enlargement of our navy and the respect for our fl.ig, we tfie great debt the nation owes out deceased chief magistrate for his untiring eilorts and eminent ability used in advocating aud pi omoting the best interests of this nation. 5th That his pure, Christian life and character, in private is ell as in public stations, is a legacy to the American people that will be gtatefully point with their present places even at sorm ersonal sacrifice to themselves. 'resident Koosevelt's JTlrst Proclamation President Eoosevelt Saturday night the following proclamation terrible bereavement has befallen our people.

The president of the United States has been struck down, a crime committed not only against the chief magistrate but against every la s-abidmg and liberty- loving citizen. "President McKm ey crowned a life of largest love for his fellow-men, of most earnest endeavor for their welfare, by a death of Christian fortitude and both the way which he lived his life and iu thf way the supreme hour of trial he met his especially near to strengthen aud comfort her as sue sits iu lonely vigil near the reui.uus or him ao ivab. kuowii to the people as the model huoband and as ail exemplar or the highest ideal 111 domestic life D. Horn, presented the following resolution: JtLSolvcd, That a committee consisting of A. Pomtb, Esq Wm.

Hartley, Sr Hou. J. Longenecker, Hon. E. Doty, John H.

Jordan, Esq Hon. McNamara, A. Little, Esq Prof. D. C.

Stunkard, Pobt- uiuster David Prosser, Dr. A. Eofleld, Pro- thouotary James Cleaver, Prof J. Anson Wright, Frank Colvin, Esq Hon. J.

Weller and Hon. H. D. Tate be appointed by this meeting to make suitable arrangements for the ooservauce of the day which tuny he set apart for the funeral of our late president. The resolution was adopted.

The members of the committee met at the "There was no sign of peritonitis or disease of other organs The heart walls were very thin. There was no evidence any attempt at repair on the part of natnre, and death resnlted from the gangrene which affected the stomach arcuid the bullet wounds, as well as the tissnes around the further cours; of the bullet. "Death was unavoidable by any surgical medical treatment, and was tie direct result of the bulle wound." Funeral An ingemeutB. On Sunday the following announcement concerning th. funeral of President McKinley Jvas issued from 'Washington: "The remains of the late president Tj5 the United tates after lying in state in the city nail oi Buffalo during afternoon of Sunday, Septembar 15, rijl be removed to Washington by special train on Monday, September 16, leaving Buffalo at 3:30 a.

m. and reaching Washington at 9 p. m. "The remains will then be carried, -under the escort of a squadron of Uaited States cavalry, to the executive mansion, where they will rest until 9 o'clock in the morning of Tuesday, September 17. They will then be carried to the capitol, accompanied by a military and civil escort, the details ot which will be givsn in a separate notice.

Religious services will be held there. The remains will lie ir state until 8 p. Tuesday, when under a military escort, they will be transferred to a funeral car and car ried to Cinton 0 via the Pennsylva nia railroad, arriving on VVednesdav 11 a. where arrangements fo 'the final sepulture Thursday will tecmmitted to the charge of the citi i-jis of Canton, under the direction a committee to be selected by th mayor of that city. "In compliance with the earnes wishes of Mrs.

McKinley that th body of her husband shall rest in he 'home at Cinton Wednesday th in tbe obsequies of the Ia1 president has been made from Wee Bf slay to Tuesday. "No ceremonies are expseted in th cities and towns along the route of the funeral train beyond the tolling of bells. of State. "ELIHO ROOT, Secretary of War. "JOBN D.

LONG, Secretary of the Navy. "HENRY F. B. MeFARLiND, President of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Colombia." KooMveltTaVeeOtth of Office. Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as president of the United States Saturday afternoon.

took the of office in a front death will remain forever a precious herit- Union school building Monday after- age of our people. is meet that we as a nation express our abiding love and reverence for his life, our deep sorrow for his untimely death. "Now, therefore, Theodore Roosevelt, president of the Uuited States of America do appoint Thursday next, September 19 the day iu which the body of the dead president will be laid in its last earthly resting place, as a day of mourning and prayer throughout the United States. "1 earnestly recommend all the people to assemble on that day in their respective aces of divine worship, there to bow wn in submission to the will of Almighty od, and to pay out of full hearts their oniage of love and reverence to the great id good president whose death has smitten IB nation with bitter grief. "In witness thereof, I have hereunto set hand and caused the seal of the United tates to he affixed.

Done at the city of Washington the 14th ay of September, A. one thousand nine undred and one, and of the independence the United States, the one hundred and enty-sixth. ROOSEVELT. By the President. JOHN HAY, "Secretary of State." Arraigned.

Leon Czolgosz was indicted at Buffa- N. Monday by the countj ourt grand jury for the crime of murder in the flrst degree in fatally shoot ng President MeKinley. When ar- loon. J.H Jordan, Dr. A.

Enfield md A L. Little, Esq were appointed a committee on arrangements and Profes- Stunkard was authorized to make arrangements for the music. It was decided to hold the memorial services in Assembly Hall Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and notices were posted requesting the citizens to suspend work and business and attend the meeting. The programme prepared by the committee was as follows Singing. Prayer by Rev.

Dr. A. R. Miller. Singing Voluntary addresses by citizens.

A bold attempt was made at Mt. Dallas Saturday morning to kill and rob Paymasters William F. Souder and Robert Kiy The former is in the employ of the Colonial Iron company, of Hiddlesburg, the latter is manager of the Morrisdale Coal company, of Coaldale. Messrs. Sonder and Kay came to Bedford Friday night The next morning they drew money from the banks at this place to pay the men who work for the companies above mentioned.

Mr. Sonder procured 15 438 and Mr. Kiy 81,300. They left for their respective homes on the train which arrives in Bedford at 9:25 a. They occupied the rear car of the.

train, Mr. Souder sitting on the last seat viith his back toward the engine and Mr. Kay on the first seat from the end of the car and facing the engine, so that they commanded a view of both doors of the car. When the train stopped at Mt. Dallas and the trainmen oE the two roads were exchanging reports Mr.

Souder saw two men running down the pike, as if they intended to board the train. When they came nearer he noticed that they were disguised and armed. Before he had time to give the alarm the two men rushed up to the car and sprang upon the platform and opened the door. One raised his revolver and, within three or feet of Mr. Soud.r, fired, point blank, at him.

The flash of the powder burned Mr. Sender's face, but, fortunately, the ball missed him and lodged in the woodwork of the car. Mr. Soudar quickly turned his revolver toward his assailants and pressed the trigger Oae of the robbers fell on the platform and then rolled off the car. The bullet from Mr.

Bonder's pistol had struck him in the head, killing him instantly It appears that he was in a stooping posture, endeavoring to pick up the satchel containing the money when he was shot down. When the dead man monwealtb, did come upon one William P. Bonder then and there being, and be, the said illiam Fry, company with another, whose identity is not found by the inquest, did make an assault, each of them with deadly weapons in their hands, to revolvers, and the said William Pry and his companion aforesaid in the attempt to commit a felony, to wit, to rob and to kill tbe said William Souder, in the open day, on the railroad passenger car at tbeconnection between the Pennsylvania railroad line and the Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad and Coal company's line, fired, or caused to be fired a loaded revolver at the said William F. Souder and to rob him of his money then and there in his possession, and the said William Fry and his companion BO of their malicg aforesaid, having made said assault with intent to kill and to rob the said William F. Souder, he, the said Souder, having no means of escape nor no other meaus of eaviug his own lite and of preventing the commission of the felony aforesaid, did for the purpose of savhur bis own life and of preventing the commission of the felony intended, shoot and instantly kill the said William Fry with a revolver, he, the said William F.

Souder, then and there had for the purpose ot proteotiDg himself from robbery and assault in earry- ag the moneys from Bedford, to Riddlesburg, Pa the county -were needed and intended to be used in paying the employees at the iron works of the Colonial Iron company at Riddlesburg, aforesaid, and sn the said William F. Souder did then and there kill him, the said William Fry, in his own defense and in preventing the commission of a felony, and so, further, the said William F. Bonder is by this inquest exonerated of all blame and responsibility for the killing aforesaid and his conduct was justifiable. M. A.


NEVITT, W. ABTUUB HOLLAB. Father and Daughter Dead. A communication from Clearville, September 16, to the Cumberland AUcganian says: "This community was slartled yesterday morning by a double death which occurred here. Miss Ida Weimer, who bad.

been ill about Jour months, died. After her death her father, being worn to lay down for awhile on his bed. Not seeing him about, a member of the family went to look after him and was horrified to find that Mr. Weimer was also dead. This is one of the saddest affairs that has ever occurred here.

The father's name was Wilson Weimer." fell his companion fled. As the fugitive was ir nning up the pike Mr. Kay took deliberate aim at him and fired twice, but missed each time and the desperado escaped. Both highwaymen had blackened their faces and wore false hUkers. The one Mr.

Scrader killed had two revolvers, with an uuex loded cartridge in each chamber. Coroner Stoner went to Mt. Dallas Saturday morning and selected a jury, B. COOPER ARRESTED A reward of was offered for the arrest and conviction of the robber who escaped. A party of four men drove from Bedford to Mt.

Dallas Saturday morning and started on the trail of the fugitive. They claim they tracked him through the lower portion of Saake Spring Valley to Bedford, but did not get near enough to catch him- Ea.rly in the evening William Crom! well's son saw George B. Cooper, local agent of the Singer Sewing Machine company, at the foundry. The boy told his father where he had Cooper and Mr. Cromwell, knowing Cooper was under suspicion, went to the ionndry, with the intention of lersnading him to give himself up fco th2 authorities.

Cooper agreed to do so if Cromwell would accompany him Mr. Cromwell promised to go with him Cooper was very tired and the condition of his clothes indicated that he had walked through fields or woods where Spanish necd'es, etc, grow. Both men went to their respective homes to get ready to visit the magistrate's office. Shortly after this, and while Cooper was brushing his shoes, F. Stiver went to his house and arrested him on the charge of implicated in the attempted hold-up at Mt Dallas.

Cooper was placed in jail. He has waived a hearing and will be tried at the November term of court. He took a charge near Wilkesbwrf and was very successful in the work. Finally he applied for the Baptisl charge in Tyrone, this county, and was in that town, on the point of being accepted, when an officer arriver -om Wilkesbarre and served a bench warrant on him. He was taken bacli to Wilkesbarrc, tried and sentence! 1 to the penitentiary on the charge o' irgery.

"He was pardoned before theexpira tion of h's and soon afterward came to this couaty. He was besi known as an agent for sewing ma chines, but he also figured in Hs was finally elected justice of tht peace in Gaysport, a position which he held until last May, when he resigned. There are various stories t-float explaining the resignation. "Cooper became prominent in 1899 by springing on the unsuspecting pub lie a new system of finance It was built on the endless chain plan acd was supposed to make everybody rich without labor --particularly G. B.

Cooper. "The originator and promoter of this financial revolution took it to Pittsburg, where Roger O'Mara soon smelled him out. Cooper was arrested but not on tha promise that he would get oat of Allegheny eountj in a given time. Then Blair county gat him again. "It is not at all certain that Cooper will be involved by the law in the Bedford county case.

The companion of the negro was so well disguised that i may be a difficult matter to establish his identity. Devotional service was conducted by Bev. I. W. Handricks and Eev.

B. Bauaman, after which Ljvi Rouda- bnsh delivered the address of welcome and Eev. D. G. Hetrick the response Tbe names of delegates were then enrolled and thirty-two found to be present.

The election of officers followed and the following persons were chosen: President, Rev. B. F. Bailsman, of Cessna; vice president, Rev. B.

Heller, of Everett; secretary, Miss Gertrude Hoenstine, of St. Clnirsville; treasurer, John M. Imler, of Pavia; corresponding secretary, John D'ehl, of Pdvia. Out of the twenty charges ot classis fourteen were represented by from one to nine delegates. The following ministers were present at soiuo or all of the sessions: Rev.

B. F. Biusman, of Cessna. Rev. P.

A. De Long, of Huntingdon. Rev. T. K.

Cromer, of Winchester, Va. Rev. 0. Heller, of Everett. Rev.

I. W. Hendricka, of Bedford. Rev. D.

G. Hetrick, ot Schellsburg. Rev. Lewis Robb, Rev J. D.

Hicks, ot Altoona. Rev. A. F. Nace, of St.

Clairsville. Rev. Howard Obold, of Alexandria. Rev. 8.

TJ. Waugamao, of Claysburg Rev. C. P. Wehr, of KoontzviUe.

"Prayer and Missions" wai thrj firs 1 bopic. If the congregations pay their' apportionment in full they would help the cause of minions. We should at least be as as the ws. who were required to give tho one tenth of their income aud surely ninety cents, with the blessing of God upon it, will go farther than one dol'ar, without His blessing. In ihe Moravian church they have a missionary iu the field for every fifty-five m.mbers of their church and we can all learn a Usson from them.

If everv eonerfgn tion and every individual member would realize their relation to tbe cause of missions there would be larger giving, We must get a knowledge of the work that is dotjp and get acquainted with the great need of missions and then we shall become mora liberal in our contribu tions to the cause. Our relation to tho uause of missions should be personal and prayerful. We must know the spi it, character and life of the missionary and learn of his great sacrifice SESSION--TUESDAY, 7:30 P. Rev. Howard Obold conducted the devotional service and Rev.

Parson, of the Lutheran church, offered prayer, after which there were three addresses on the subject of "Witnessing for Christ." The flrst was by Rsv. J. D. Hicks, who mentioned four thing's as necessary, namely: Courage, persistence, prayer, holiness. The address was excellent.

The second address was by Rev. Lewis Robb, who that the four things mentioned were necessary, but above all we must come to know that we are only the channels through whom flo the life snd light of the world. Sometimes People Who H'tiiw mid Thither Im Thl BIMJT World. Mrs. Emily Henderson is spending a fortnight at Sulphur Dr.

and Mrs. A. C. Daniels spent Sunday with relatives in Berlin. Mr.

Charles Sansom, of Harrisbnrg, is visiting bis mother, Mrs. Harriet Sanscm. Mrs Julian Greene Hearn, of Wheeling, W. Va is visiting her father, Mr. W.

Cromwell. Mr. and Mrs. C. W.

Thompson, of Mcyersdalp, are visiting relatives and friends in Bedford. Mr. and Mrs GibionBirr, of HolH- daysburg, are guests ofielatlves and friends' in Bedford. Mr. and Mrs John Richards, of spent Sunday here with relatives and frienifs.

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Mantler are spending a week or two at Ashland, Mr Mantler's old home. Mrs. James Sarlin, of Kansas ty, Mo is visiting at the hcroe of her uncle, Mr Jerry Rimsey.

Miss Peirl Forema-i and M'ss Minnie Hollingshead, of Saxton, spent Sunday here Mrs. Fannie Seifert. Postmaster Bmner and wife, of Me- Kee's Gap, were guests of their son, Merchant Frank Bontier, last week. Mrs. A.

R. Welck, of Hageretown, Md is spending a few weeks at tbe home of Prof, and Mrs. C. V. S'nith.

Mrs. James G. Sausom, of Pittsburg, is spending some time with her father. Mr. Edwin Hartley, of Snake Spring township.

Miss Emini Henderson, the popular assistant postmistress of B-dford, is spending a two weeks' vacation with friends in Pittsburg. Prof. D. F. Culler left last week for St.

Louis, Mo where he has a position to teach French and Spanish in the St. Louis high schools. Druggist J. Reed Irvine attended thf etate convention of the "insurgent'' wing of the Junior Order United icaa Mechanics, held in Pittsburg this week. Mrs.

Agnes Minnis, who has been visiting for the last two months with her daughter, Mrs. Henry C. Heckerman, has returned to her home in New Philadelphia, 0. Rev. M.

L. Culler, the pastor, and Mr. Divid Holderbaum, the delegate, from Trinity Lutheran congregation of Bedford, will attend the meeting of the Allegheny synod, which meets in Berlin on September 20. MENTIONED IN BRIEF, Town Talk and Neighborhood Notes. MANY ITEMS OF INTEREST GlwtiMd From Vartou tol.U Picked Dp By VlgtlHt Reported.

however, was employed by and they bad been together a short while before the perpetration of the crime. Cooper, when arrested, showed signs of having been through an ordeal of some COURT NOTES. Miss Helen Dwsey, of Sioux City, la who has been visiting her aunt, Mrs WILLIAM GAKFICLD FRY. William Garfleld Fry, the dead highwayman, was a son of Samuel Fry (colored), of Bedford, and was twenty- one years old. He bore a good reputa- It viewed the corpse, after which it tion and it is patent to all who knew was taken to Everett.

When the ais-1 him that he did not plan the attack on guise was removed and his face wash-1 Paymaster Souder. He joined the Alrs Isaac trlngle Mrs Isaac Pringle died at her home in Summerhill township, Bla'r county, on September 8 Mrs. Pringle's maiden name was Sarah Wonders. She was born near Schellsburg, April 4, 1826. She is survived by her husband and four children.

Mrs. H. S. Miller, of Helixville, is a sister of the deceased. ed the dead robber was identified as William G.

Fry, a young colored man of Bedford. The coroner took the testimony of a number of persons who witnessed the attempted hold-up and adjourned the request to Tuesday, September 17, at which time the jury met in the court house at Bedford. A large crowd of spectators was present. W. H.

Clouse, 5 of Woodbury, and Mr. Kay were examined. The latter testified, in substance, as follows I took the train at Bedford on Saturday, the 14th; sat on the first seat from the rear end of the car, on the right hand side of the aisle with George P. Weaverling. At Mt.

Dallas heard a commo- of the Gob up and ont in the aisle. Saw flash from the revolver in Mr. Souder's Shot at man running up the tion in the back part car and heard a shot fired. LEON CZOLGOSZ, the Assassin raigned before Judge Edward K. Bedford County Fair On account of the Bedford county fair, to be held at Bedford on October 1, 2 and 3, the Pennsylvania Railroad company will s.ell excursion tickets on those dates from all stations on the Bedford division to Bedford at reduced rates.

(No rate less than 25 cents.) These tickets will be good to return until October 4, inclusive. Emery the prisoner stubbornly refused to answer questions repeatedly asked him by District Attorney Penny as to whether he had counsel or wanted counsel. The district attorney then suggested that.inasmuch as the defendant refused to answer, counsel shculd be assigned. Judge Emery assigned Hon. Loran Lewis and Hon.

Robert Titus, ex-supreme court justices, of Buffalo, whose names had been suggested by the Erie County Bir association Czolgosz was arraigned again Tuesday morning and his attorneys entered tbe plea of not guilty. Pogtofllcea Were Closed. Acting Postmaster General Shallen berger on Monday is ued the following order: Out of respect to the memory of our late president, all postoffiees will be closed on Thursday, September 19, after 10 o'clock a hand. pike. In a voluntary statement Mr.

Souder, after telling about getting the money for the Colonial Iron company's employees and describing his position in the car on his way home, said he saw two colored men running down the pike to catch the train. He kept his eye on them and when they came close enough saw that they were masked and armed. Before he had time to notify Mr. Kay they rushed up the platform, drew a revolver and when four or five feet from him fired in his face. Mr.

Sonder then -fired at the door and his assailant ran from the A. M. E. Zion church in 5899. He had been working for Cooper, accompanying him when he went out to make collections.

The body of the deceased was brought to Bedford Sunday afternoon and interred ia the Mt. Ras? cemetery. In the absence of Pastor -v. I. Hendrieks, of the Reforinel church, conducted the services.

Miss Katie Smith, of Bedford, was on the train, on her way to Johnstown, and saw the attempted robbery. Dr. W. P. Henry, of Everett, performed the autopsy on the body of Fry and explained to the jury where the bullet entered his head, the course it took, etc.

If Paymaster Souder had been sitting with his back to the rear door of car the robbers would likely have been successful in carrying oat their dastardly plans. Paymaster Souder deserves a great deal of credit for his pluck and promptness in frustrating the designs of the robbers. Mrs A. Raegan, wife of Engineer Raegan, of Altoona, was an eye witness to the attempted hold-up and subsequent killing of the negro. Accompanied by bar three-year-old son Cyril, she was returning from a visit at Mann's Choice.

Fry was buried in the two Buits of clothing he wore when he was shot. Oa Wednesday the bodyiwasi exhumed and the clothing removed. It will The Case at Smith ami Contluaed. In re-lunacy of Ella St'ffljr, of Kimmell of commissioners filed and approved. In the case of the Great Eistern Seaboard Coal Mining company vs.

Harry Cessna, trustee, feigned issue under sheriff's interpleader, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant for 8200. Motion for a new trial was filed on behalf of plaintiff. Ia the case of Hsnry Dunn vs. Jeremiah Shaw, feigned issue, motion for a new trial was filed. In this case the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant for the sum of $89.60.

The libel caie in which Dr. Americus Enfield is plaintiff and William C. Smith and George P. Weaverling, editors and publishers of the Everett Press, are defendants, was taken up Thursday morning and attracted a great deal of attention. John Jordan, opened the case for the plaintiff.

After the evidence on the part of the plaintiff had been heard M. Pennell, opened the case for the defendants, in which he stated what they expected to prove and called a member of the State Board of likely be used as evidence at, the trial. coorrjR's CABBER Cabinet Beappolnted. On Wednesday President Roosevelt asked all of the members of MeKinley's cabinet to retain their portfolios throughout the former's term and it is announced upon good authority that they have all promised to remain in the cabinet. car.

At first Mr. Souder thought he was shot, the powder from the robber's pistol having burned his face. MB. SOUDEB EXOSEBATED. After taking the above testimony of Messrs.

Clouse, Kay and Souder the jury retired to the petit jury room and prepared its verdict, which is aa follows: That one William Fry, late of the county ot Bedford, in the state of Pennsylvania, in the peace of God and of the said com- and graduated from D.ckinson college. The Altoona Gazette, iu its story of the "affiir" at Mt. Dillas, among other things, says: "Last evening B. Cooper, formerly of Gaysport, was arrested in Bedford and accused of being an accomplice. "Cooper has had a rather career.

He studied for the ministry Health, by whom they expected to prove that Dr. Eifield had not performed his duties as couaty medical inspector. John M. Reynolds, Esq objected to this evidence being admitted under the plea of "not guilty," upon which the case was being tried. M.

Ponnell and F. Calvin, attorneys for the defendants, asked the court's permission to consult with their clients for a short time, which was granted, and after consultation changed the plea to that of "justification." Attorneys for tha plaintiff, Messrs. Reynolds and Jordan, then filed an affidavit of surprise, which was sustained by the court. The case was then continued nntil November term, 1901, at the costs of the defendants, which will amount to about 8300. The report of R.

C. Haderman, auditor to make distribution of the proceeds of the sheriff's sale of the property of M. J. Fjggarty was filed and confirmed nisi. About 82,500 is appropriated to labor claims and the sheriff is directed to pay these claims unless exceptions to the report a filed within five days.

The following cases were continued: Bedford Coal and Iran company, Kerr, receiver, vs. Harry Cessna, summons in assumpsit; Jennie M. Flynn et al. vs. Saxton Iron coin pan et Scire Facias Sur Mechanic's Lien; J.

Frank vs. Dr. Enfield, appeal by defendant; John H. Ejo'f vs. S.

Tim- low Taylor, summons in trespass; Jacob E. Sleek vs. E'lsworth May et appeal 1 bv defendants; Minnie Johnson vs. S. Gates, sheriff, peal by defendant; Susin Barley William L.

Fyan, summons in assnmp ehannels get choked up and to bs reopened. So we as Christ's ehannels get choked up by sin, selfishness and anbeliif and henca need to be re-opened by humility and prayer. Rev. B. Heller gave the third address on the topic.

We have had the things necessary for witnessing for Christ and the channels of communication and now we must know that the grace of God flows through these channels of communication in the church, which is the pillar aud ground of truth. We mast have faith in order to witness for Christ and become channels of communication, Christ dwells in the church as the spirit dwells in the body. This is more so to-day even than in Apostolic times. Because the church is gaining more power aud more and more learning the wickedness that is in the world. A man leads a holy life if he is joined to Christ; then he multiplies himself twenty times for good.

All our advancement and achievement we owe to Christianity. The church is always in the forefront of all progress and advancement in the world We cannot enjoy the greatest gopi until wa make the whole world Christian. Our sympathies are widening all the while, but there is not enough sacrifice. Look how the missionaries in India, China and Africa must make sacrifice. Let us give more for God'a cause.

THIBD SESSIOS--WEDNESDAY, 9 A. The devotional service was conducted by Rev. D. G. Hetrick, after which there was a business meeting and reports of the Missionary societies of classis were read by tha delegates These reports were very encouraging and showed that the societies are in a flourishing condition.

"The South as a Mission Field for Oar Church," by Rev. B. Heller. North Carolina has been called the Land of the Sky and it is surely a promising field to our church for missionary work. The clay eaters and mountain whites are promising people for mission work.

The south is a good seed-bed for moral and spiritual growing. Then take the colored people of the south, who are much more easily controlled than the foreign element in our shops and factories of the north. They are very imitative. Then take the industrial condition of the south and this draws men from the north and west. Then there are 133 millions of acres of timber land in the south J.

A. Cessna, has gone to Atlantic City for a lew days' sopurn. Miss Dorsev expects to stop in Bedford on her re' turn to her homa in the weat. Miss Emma Hunzsker has returned from a three weeks' pleasant sojourn at Point, Bedford county, and as consequence several Pointers have scored points in her heart, so Dame Rumor Pittsliurfl Life. Mr.

Thomas Wolfkiel, of Altoona, is lying a visit to his old home here. Mr. Wolfkiel was a member of the Forty-third Infantry, which served ir the Philippines and was recently mustered out. He made a good record as soldier. Misses Pauline and Culler left for New York Thursday morning.

They expect to sail for Europe, Sep- 21, on S. S. "Potsdam," Holland America Line. They will continue the study of Music and Modern Languages in Ptri, Munich and Rome. On Sunday Mr.and Mrs.

J. R. Fisher, of Bedford, and Mrs. Frank Skinner, of Greenleaf, went to McConnellsburg to visit relatives and friends Mr. and Mrs.

Fisher returned home on Wednesday, accompanied by their niece, Mies AHce Gordon, of Fort Littleton, who will spend some here. Rev. John Brubaker, formerly of Schellsburg, was the guest of Mr. A. J.

Otto one day last week. Rev. Brubaker has accepted a call to the Lutheran church at East Schodack, N. and will enter upon the duties of his appointment on Rev. Brubaker is an able minister and has many friends in this county.

Mr. John A. Ling and son Percy, of Harvard, are guests of Mr. Ling's parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Simon Ling. Read the fair ad. on fourth page. Ella Gilchriat is in the eastern cities this wetk purchasing itock of millinery and fancy goods. A freight wreck occurred at Buffalo Mills on Uonday.

Ten loaded cmra were derailed and damaged. Sketcbea of the Hws of Prtfidant MrKinley and hia succetsor are published on pages two and three. Cessna, who has been working at the Springs during tbe summer. his secured a poeitioi with B. C.

Heckerman as shipping c'e: k. The Fall term of the Academy opened on Wednesday. A number of new students have been enrolled. Otbera mill enter within a week or two. Some of the merchants of Bedford have decided to have exh'MU at fair.

Let the store-keepers of tbe Bounty give a good account of themselves at this year's exhibition week Hon. John S. Weller went to Pittcburg and parsed the examination for admission to the Allegheny county bar. As coin ao admitted Mr. Weller will remove to the Smoky City and practiae his prnfenion there.

Tbe will of Hezekiab Northcraft, late ot Sruthampton, has been filed in the register's office. To each of several heirs he gives 11. He bequeatSa the rest of his real estate and personal property to his aoo, Alfred Sidney Northcraft, who ia named executor. On Tuesday tbe comnrationeri awarded the contract for the masonry of the new count; bridge over Tutaey'a run at J. H.

Hoover's mill, in Sp-ing township, to Augustus Keller, of Kimmell township, at 93 70 a cubic yard. Tbe work is to be completed December 1, 1901. The Bedford county fair baa been so well advertiied this year that tbe management received a letter from Mrs. Carrie Nation, the Kansas saloon smasher, who wants to exhibit herself here for the trifling sum of Of course the association rejected Carrie's proposition, with thacks, etc. 'Squire B.

Amos has a New York Herald of April containing an account of the assassination of President Lincoln. Ihe paper contains a portrait of the martyr and the details of the assassination, as well as a great deal of other timely information. regret that space will not permit us to publish extracts from this interesting issue of the Herald Friday evening Tobacconist and Newsdealer J. M. Burnbam delightfully entertained the Bedford Athletic as- s-ciation and some of friendi with a gramophone concert.

Ur. Burnham operated two machines and did it easily and gracefully. He has a lot of choice records. They were to natural that paesersby thought somebody waa singing in Ridenour Hall, where tbe entertainment was given. Invitations have been issued to the wedding of Grace Bomgardner and J.

Calvin Corle, which will take place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bomgardner, Reading.

Monday evening, September 30, at o'clock. Mr. Corle ia a eon of John A. Corle, of Bedford, and one of the leading business men of Reading, being a member of the well-known firm of Crouse and Corle, manufacturers of fine cigars A SAD ACCIDENT. and many Door people can buy cheap homes.

If Horace Greeley would be living to-day he would say, "Young man, go south." According to the amount of finances and members the Classis of North Carolina has done more than any correspinding classis of our church. North Carolina has only two per cent, of foreign born element in its population. There are many persons who go south with a critical spirit and of course they are despised. But if people go in the right spirit they will be looked upon as leaders and will be respected. One thing is certain, that our church has a much better showing for the amount of money expended in the south than in the west.

FOUBTII SESSION--WEDSE3DAY, 2 P. Devotional service by Rev B. Bausman. cient Means o' Increasing Our Offerings to Missions," by Rev Lewis Robb. First, we must have ourselves right toward the object for which we are contributing.

Get interested and then you will give liberally We must believe that that is the mission of the church and know that it is more blessed to give than to receive It is not the needs tha heathen that should cause us to give, but we should ask whether we are respons to give the heathen life and hope and peace Then, again, we must that the object itself is a worthy one. church seldom makes mistakes. ait H. D. Tate, was appointed auditor in the estate of Mary Keeffe, late of Bedford borough Estate of John Stayer and Daniel Stayer, late of Woodbury township, deceased, R.

S. Lragenecker, Esq, was appointed auditor. Court. adj-urnd until Tuesday, October 15, at 1.30 m. The Then, again, there come crises in church work.

The present anarchy of our Isnd, which led one of their number to attempt to take the life of our chief executive is a crisis and no doubt out of this darkness will come some great blessing. The mission board's debt is another crisis, which will arouse the consciousness of the church and out of it will come a blesiing. The civil war was a crisis in our nation's history, out of which came great blessings. All crises are blessings. Oat of the in China will come great blessings.

Rev. P. Wehr said we should increase our benevolence year by year. If we would give liberally we must set the heart right and our offerings will increase. Every member of the Reformed church should be a reader of Mr.

Ling was the crack pitcher of the old Resolute baseball club of Bedford. This is his first visit to his "native heath" since be went west, sixteen years ago, and be received a warm welcome from his host of friends here. Miss Julia Wertz, who has been teaching for the past five years in the public schools of Gettysburg, has tendered her resignation to the board of education of that city and is at her home on West Pitt street. Miss Wertz is a model instructor and the members of the board very reluctantly accepted her resignation, as they considered her their most thorough and progressive teacher. A PromUlna- Player.

Monday's Philadelphia Prat contained a photograph of Sol Metzger, o' Bedford, a candidate for end on the University of Pennsylvania football team. In speaking of the probable make-up of the eleven the Philadelphia Nortti, American says: "Of the second team men Metzger is the most promising. At left end on last year's scrub he displayed plenty of pluck andgame- nees, and despite the fact that he was new to the game he played throughout the year. He is very an indispensable quality for a Woodruff end, and is much heavier this year than last. He tipped tbe scales yesterday at 164 Daniel H.

Earnnt. Daniel H. Earnest, one of the most highly esteemed citizens of Bedford township, died Saturday night. He was abou seventy-eight years old and is survived by his wife and several children. WIILIam Sulllran Unintentionally Shoot I Illi Wife In Wednesday evening William Sullivan and his wife, of Hyndman, went to the tannery near that place and' while there Mr.

Sullivan took a 38-calibre revolver out of his pocket and snapped it at his wife three times. The weapon was not loaded. He' then walked away and put a cartridge in ever; chamber but one. Upon returning to his wife she playfully "made a fact' 1 at him. Whereupon he pointed the pistol at her and pulled the trigger, thinking, no doubt, that tbe hammer wou'd strike the empty chamber, but, to his horror, the revolver went off, the bullet striking his wife in forehead between the eyes.

Physicians probed for the ball but did not find it. Mrs. Sullivan waa still living when we went to press but was in a critical condition. Her husband is almost distracted with grief. He is a son of ex-Policeman Alex.

Sullivan, of Hyndman, and about twenty-three years old. His wife's maiden name was Effie Bowser. She is two or three yean younger than her husband. Her mother was married twice, tbe second time to William He- Ferran. of Every citizen of the county should feel it to be bis duty to do bin utmost to help make the coming fair a success.

Let everybody who can bring some specimen from field, garden or household to make the exhibits interesting Bedford county has horsef, cattle, sheep, swine and poultry thit would grace any fair and they should be brought in and placed on exhibition. There arc many other things worthy of a place in the different dr- pirtmenti and we hope they may be seen at the fair. Tbe exhibits this year should be a strong drawing card. The other attractions in themselves are well worth a long trip to see. Authentic reports from all parts of the county indicate that there wilt a record-breaking attendance' at fair of 1901.

JHarrlmg LUMBIM. Willium W. Fe'ght, cf Ever, tt, and Susie Wigfield, of Monroe township. Harvey A. Shaffer, of Grsceville, and Myrtle Woy, of Jackson Mills Emory M.

Blankley, of Everett, and Nora Beck, of Monroe McKlnKj'K loured. President McKioley carried 867,000 life insurance in three policies, one of (50,000, another of 87,000 and a third John Adams to Daniel B. Diebl, lot in Bedford bcrougb; considci'atioi 82500. Harry Uilchrist to John E. Mowsry, lot in Mann's Choice; consideration 86.

C. V. Miller and others to J. B. Denser, lot in Hyndmac; consideration 860 William 3.

Burkft to John Sptlr-, aaofcner oi tairu CT of J10000. The vearlv premiums 10 township; (coKTjuiimi) os FOUBTB amounted to approximately 14,000. consideration IISO. IN SPA PERI NEWSPAPER!.

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