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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - January 23, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                EIGHTH YEAH-NO. 270. LOCK HAVEN, FA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPBESS KIXSLOK BROTHERS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. Slandeii is tbe favorite weapon of the coward; avoid it as you would the plague. The new Brazilian "republic" is id th market with the modest request for a loan of $10,000,000. The iob men on tbe Kennebec river have been cutting ice of a superior quality for a week past, and tbe fears of a famine next summer may aB well be dismissed at once, Tins winter is fooling the Bhad and tbe trees. One of tho former has been caught on the Jersey coast, and the latter are getting ready to put on tbeir spring bonnets. If some of the stories which are floating about in Ohio are true, there may yet be ground enough to ask the United States Benate to investigate tho election of Cal vin S. Brice. Twentv-five girls in a brass factory at Birmingham, Conn., have struck because, among other grievances, tbe foreman had tbe windows painted to keep the giils from flirting with outsiders. The Prince and Princess of Wales contemplate a visit to America in the Spring, Mr. Ward McAllister has not announced whether they shall be awarded social recognition. He is probably waiting to see what kind of letters of introduction tbey can command. As a proof of the advancement of surgical and medical science, Chicago physicians laid bare the spinal column of a boy and removed a clot of blood and now bolievo that be will recover from the effects of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered on Christmas. It is growing more evident every day that a determined movement will be made to repeal the Interstate Commerce law. The railroad managers scarcely disguise their purpose. The first attempt will be against the long and short haul provision, and Anally against the entire enactment. There is to be an ice famine is thore? Ice men do not say so, because it is not quite their season for getting ice. February is the month in which it is most frequently cut. Wait until tbe dandelions are in bloom before giving up all hope of getting ft supply of ice. Sevesteek members of the United States Senate are estimated to be worth $1,000,000 or more. It is probable that tbe wealth of some of them is greatly exaggerated. Allowing that the estimate is correct, however, it will thus be seen that there are not less than sixty-five Senators who are not millionaires. If civilization has lightened the burdens of labor, and brought in its train unnumbered blessings unknown to former centuries, it deserves to be noted that it has also brought dangers in its train unknown to our ancestors. 0..e day last week a distinguished citizen of this State died from drinking water drawn from lead pipe. A lady was poisoned by wearing gloves dyed with a poisonous substance which found its way into her system through an abrasion of tbe skin. Frequently in recent years, cases of blood poisoning from wearing stockings dyed with poisonous dyes have been made public. While, therefore, civilization has brought a thousand blessings in its train, and as a rule made human life surer and safer, it has also in some instances intro duced dangers unknown before. This, however, is inevitable, and tbe consolation is that the benefits aad advantages arc infinitely greater and more numerous than the disadvantages which have como along With them. KISNER IS ALL RIGHT Be-EIeoted Chairman of the Democratic Committee Without any Trouble. S0RANT0N GET3 THE CONVENTION The Affair Passes Off With a Calmness aad Serenity That is Truly SurprisiDB-The Kflorti of Coinmittemen  to Get  a Breeze Unavailing, and the Usual Hat mcray CharacterixiseB the Proceedings. NELLIE UT AS BATE. Her Special Train Banning Over the Union Pacitlc and Michigan Central. Denver, Jan. 22.-F. 13. Semple, pas-eenger agent of the Union Pacific, at midnight, received a telegram that Nellie Bly would arrive at Trinidad Thursday morning. There she will take a special train over the Union Pacific for Council Bluffs, via Denver. At tho Bluff's she takes the Northwestern for Chicago, and at the latter place will be turned over to the Michigan Central for New York. This change brings her via Denver instead of going East on tbe Santa Fo from Trinidad, and will delay her about ten hours. Tbe distance between Trinidad, Col., and Denver is 215 miles, and the trip between the two points takes nino hours. From Denver to Council Bluffs the distance is 572 miles, and the Journey occupies twenty-two hours. From Council Bluffs to Chicago the average time is fourteen hours, and the run from Chicago to New York over the Michigan Central route is usually made in thirty hours, a total of seventy-five hours. If there is no delay, Miss Bly should arrive in New York Sunday evening, and Miss Bisland can scarcely arrive before twenty-four boars later. Harkiseubg, Jan. 22.-Tbe Democratic State Committee met at the party headquarters In this city to-day. Chairman Kisnor was calm and serene. While he knew that there was some opposition to bis re-election he didn't let a little thing like that worry him. lie preferred that his opponents should do tho worrying. The Allegheny and Webtmoreland delegates seemed to be the only odcs who were outspoken in their opposition to Mr, Kisner. They said they would vote for any man but him, but they couldn't find a man of any consequence who would stand up and make a fight. If such a man could have been found there is not a particle of doubt but there were other committeemen from the northern and eastern portions of the State who would have joined the sorehead westerners at once and voted against Kisner. Late last night tho name of James M. Guffey, of Allegheny, a Democrat of plethoric pocketbook, was sprung, and this was followed by a declaration that Captain Win. McClelland, of Allegheny, had announced his intention of entering the arena. Both of these rumors lacked confirmation, and at 11 o'clock this morning, an hour before the committee met, Mr. Kisner was practically without opposition, and it looked like a walk over for him. A number of prominent Democrats were on the ground, and the prospects for a harmonious time were excellent. CHAIRMAN KISNER RE-ELECTED. It was 12 o'clock exactly when Chairman Kisner called tbe committee to order with no preliminary remarks whatever. The room-a small one-was quite comfortably filled, but not crowded. The roll was then called by Secretary Nead, when it was announced that William J. Bren-nan and John W. Jiles were substitutes from Allegheny county. It was thought that thiB was a little move against Mr. Kisner, but Eckley B. Coxe smiled serene-for he knew the set-up was ail right and there was no danger, no matter what Allegheng might. There were a great many substitutions of committeemen, and some counties- notably Green and Fulton, both intensely Democratic-were not represented at all. A dispute arose as to the admission of committeeman from Huntingdon, a gentleman who had been elected by tho ^ county committee before tho nsw rules went into effect claiming a place on the state committee. Chairman Kitiner ruled 1 that the only member of the committee to  cath of an tnfrtDi Ralph, infant sou of John and Ooie Murray, died at Mill Hall this morning at 3 o'clock; sged 8 mouths and 18 days. Funeral Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Cedar Hill cemetery. A Lucky Slim. A Lock Haven citizen who invested one dollar in the Louisiana lottery this mouth was uotified yesterday that he had drawn $500.   Nut very long ago ho drew $�0. How the gtreetH  of Lock Haven Can  he Well Lighted �t � Nominal  Cog!. In view of tbe fact that another electric light plant is needed in this city, and that there is every probability that a compauy will shortly be organized for the purpose of operating the new system, the letter of C. F. Bragtf, Mayor of the city of Baugor, Me., to tho Mayor of Boston, in interesting readiog for Loci; Haven people at present. The following is Mayor Bragg's letter as published In the Boston Transcript; MR. CLEVELAND IS SHY. CHAT BY THE  WAT. Tho ex-President Parries a Question as to His Candidacy. HE STICKS TO TARIFF BEDTJ0TI0N The It.'M   1*1 ace. Mauri--Whi'io woulil you wear a bow? Nellie-On my arm, dear. Tbe Till Family Heck Band, and Edison's wonderful phonograph at the Opera House next Wednesday evening. Wilt �ivo Itellor. City Council luis authorized the Board of Health to act in CiJiijuaetum widi Uio \V. C. T. U. and civo relief to any sick poor coming under their ob.servatUiu. Cuonutl Corn. Good canned corn is not always easy to got, but Fredericks and Jeffens claim to have several brauds of excellent quality tbey are willing to recommend. The AVeat'jtfr. The cold wave is not likoly to bo prolonged beyoud to-night aad for to-morrow warmer, cloudy weather with rain or snow is indicated. PERSONAL PEN?ILIN�S. id to his btd Dr. R. Armstrong is conti by iuflueuz-A. Ex-County Superintendent McClhee, is in tho city to day. J. W. C. Floyd returned last night from his trip to tho went. County Commissioner Englo w;ts iu Williamsport yesterday. Dr. F. I*. B-iU is recovering from the influeuisa, but has not ventured out yot. John B- Quigley is nursing a carbuncle which is next thing to an attack ot influenza, if nut worse. Charles Kveaim-r of this city w:is uniting Vbc prominent L>ek ihivun men who visited WiHiamsport yesterday. Harry lludsin, of ClevoUnd, Ohio, a travelling salesman for a \vho\enalu pork packing establishment is ill with irdluonz* at tho residence of J. L. Warner. Mayor's Office,     1 IlAKGtiit, Me.. Jan. IS,       i Him. Thmnas -v. Muyor of Jiostoii: Dear Sir- In your request, of Jan. S, will say: Oureleetric light plant, owned andnperated by the city, Is a success in every particular, and far exceeds the expectai ions of even the most Hau-ruine. It consists of 165 light dynamo capacity, with ISO lights, amally placed In the streets,nil but seven being placed on mast arms; three circuits; total miles of wire, 36. run on poles; 20W)-caudle pewer lamps; good quality or wire, well insulated. We tried to have cvt-rytlilujr orgood([iiatItyADd work well done, and thiek wesnccceded fairly well; and our total cost, Including steam engine and boiler to be used in case of emergency, has beeu about S3i,0UQ. Our cost of operation, running all night every nlKhi, aDd matting a liberal allowance for wear aud tear, will not, bo far from �3,500 per year, or thirteen cents per night per light. Thi� low coat is, of course, due to the fact that our plant Is operated by water power owned by the city. We have stearn auxiliary, how ever, and If operated by steam entirely our cost would not exceed twenty-live cents per night, and probably not be much over twenty cents, I believe any city situated es favorably for fuel aa Hoston can operate Its own plant by steam for not exceeding twenty-live cents per bt for aw-candle power arc lights, including all expenses for wear aud tear; and prices heretofore charged t�y private companies for this service are outrageous. C. V. Bkacg, Mayor. The city of L^ek Haven might bo lighted by electricity at a slight advance over tho present cost of lighting aud have much hotter light. Tho cost of coal iu Clinton couuty is trifling compared with what it is in tho city of Bostou. Philipsburg, Tyrone and Clearfield, towns no larger than Lock Haven, arc lighted by electric lamps, which burn all night. The letter of Mayor Bragg will no doubt receive card ul consideration, not only from tbe gentlemen who propose to invest their money iu another electric light plant u this city, but also from members of CiLy Couneil. a  pketty foot- What ltd Dimensions   Should be, ac t :i distance. Although the calendar is an advertisement of their ever-growing business it i.t at tho same time so valuable to those having uso for a caleudar that year by year thosalesteadily increases. The Democretic Party Mast Adhere to the Position It Occupied Daring the LUt Presidential Campaign- A Question of Principle, Not of Men-Other Late Tele-graphic Neva. Sew Yokk, Jau. 22.-Morrison Mum ford, editor of the Kansas City Times, who is visiting New York, bad ao interview with ex-President Cleveland, from the ac count of which he telegraphed his paper to-night tbe following portions of general interest are taken: * Mr. Cleveland has lost none of tbe zeal for tariff reform, which inspired his celebrated message. "It is a most gratifying thing to me" he said, "that the masses, as well as the leaders of tbe party, are taking bold of the tariff issue with snob spirit and evident determination to win. Even now, when there are no elections pending, tbey are discussing this question with as much earnestness as if in tbe heat of a Presidential campaign. My letters from every part of tho country show the extent and depth of the agitation. When the people think about anything thoroughly and dispassionately, tbey do not fall into mistakes, and they are now aroused and making personal application to themselves of the effect of undue taxa-ation. So great is the number ol letters I receive asking my views, requesting documents and inviting me to attend meetings and make speeches, that to give them proper attention is beyond my power to perform." why he 19 pleased. "I was genuinely pleased," resumed Cleveland, *'to find in Boston, among men who are constitutionally conservative, a degree of earnestness and fervor beyond that of men engaged in politics. From my observation there and iu New York, and from my correspondence, I concluded that the thinking men of the nation are massed almost solidly on the side of tariff reform. Whatevor may bo our ups or downs, there is no danger at, to tbe destiny of a party which absorbs tbe best brains, intelligence and honesty of the country and the cause which draws these elements honestly to its support insure ultimate triumph." I then said to Mr. Cleveland that the Democratic party was already preparing for 1302, and looking forward to that campaign with expectancy and confidence and that tho sentiment was virtually unanimous that he should be our leader." "j1akku4 is wilmnV "As to that," he replied, "it is the cause, and not personal considerations that should concern us. I am so well situated now, that if I consulted my own feelings, I would prefer to have some one else take the lead." But," said I, "No oue olse is thought of among the Democratic masses." Men who have the elements of leadership develop rapidly, and it is a long time till 1892," quickly replied the ex-President, "it is not a matter of men, but of principles. It would be a pity not to carry forward the work which the party has so grandly inaugurated, and there ought to be no halt until the ends aimed at are encompassed and the people ate in full possession of the benefits and blessings which an accumulation of inequalities called into existeuoe by tho apathy on ouo side and self interest ou tho other have diverted from them. I rejoice in feeling that the Democratic party is the repository of the best principles aud purposes, that its ranks teem with the intelligent young raauhood of tho country, that it enjoys a complete monopoly of every American not merely sectional or time serving.1' Itema of Local and General Interest Gathered by Onr Reporters. Wuat'd the use In worrying. Of hurryWf, And scurrying. Everybody flurrying And breaking up their real? When every one Is teaching us, Preaching and beseeching ub To settle down and end this fan; For quiet ways are best. Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, comes this year February 19th. In a few weeks inore the ground bog will be looking for bis shadow. In Chester county even tbe cows are getting tbe grip. Some sections in tbe west coald as a little snow. para The roads were two mornings. Poople would continue. frozen hard the past be glad to have the cold S . �: 1 It) ir.l >[ Agricultu rj. IIakhisuuiio, Jan. 22.-These officers of the fetite Board of Agriculture were olected at to-day's sessiOQ: President, Governor Beaver; Vice Presidents, John McDowell, Washington; East burn Redder, Bucks; N. F. Uuderwood, Wayne; Secretary, Thomas J. Edge; Executive Committee, J. A. llerr, Clinton; U. S. Soirlo, Susquehanna; CI D. StiUel, Barks; J. W. Mather, Tioga; Dr. W. S. Koland, York; Calvin Cooper, Liu caster, and S. McCrea-ry, Lawrence. She Had Pleaty. Goovge-Here BeBSie, want some of these trix? Aunt Stjvero (a victim)-Good gracious, George, she's got altogether too many tricks now. I'leuty or Room Then. Lightpurse-Can I get into tbe assessors office? Wellfilled-I think ao; I have just brought out my tax bill. A beautiful paiuting that i. worth your while to so?, was placed in the Fallon House cafe yesterday afteroGou. To those interested in female loveliness it is especially interesting. The political kettle will soon begin to simmer. The days lengthen two minutes a day. "A simple way in which to find The qualities yon have or lack, Is to escape the swell of self, Lay your achievements on tbe shelf. And join the critics In attack." The experiences of the present winter with the grip will have a tendency to instill in the minds of tbe superstitious a belief in the old saying, "A green Christmas makes a fat graveyard." Tbe poet says that '"Tis love which makes the world go round." It also makes the yoang man "go round" quite frequently on Sunday nights. Poets are like watches, hem going. A spring seta We may be freezing yet. You bet. Drink, and tbe world drinks with yon; swear off, and you swear alone. It is a very strong-minded man who can have a bad cold and not have the influenza. Some editor who evidently knows whereof he writes, says, "Dip tbe Atlantic ocean with a teaspoon, twist your heel into the toe of your boot, send us a fishing hook with a balloon and fish for stars, get astride a gossamer and ebase the comet, choke a mosquito with an anvil, talk to an old Jady in this place who can talk about nobody's affairs but her own-in short, prove all things heretofore considered impossible to be possible but never, never attempt to please everybody when yon edit a paper. Queer, isn't it, that a politician should absorb liquids to make himself solid with the boys? The goat eats tomato cans, and such. To the amusement ot man; Bat what can tickle man's palate so much As an oyster can ? When the weather is miserable it is not difficult to find men who have seen better days. No matter how great a burden it is to him, the doctor can usually endure life if he has patients. The wooden Indian, zs a cigar sigo, is being gradually exterminated by the advance of civilization. Cuoumber-green umbrellas wilt be here by spring.  They are a Persian idea. Look out for bogus silver dollars, as it is reported that 5,000,000 of them have been let loose ou tbe Mexican border. "Another call to arms," said Nobbe as he beard the baby tuning op at 3 a. m. Drink to me only with thy eyes And I wilt pledge with mine. Or leave a kiss but in the cop And I'll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine. Bat might I of Jove's nectar sup I would not change for tblne. The dore. 'old soldier's" home-The cuspl-Best place for a boil-la the t3& kettle. Suggested new reading of an old sayiug: A green winter makes a fat doctor, Wbeu a successful man returns late in life to the village where he was born, It looks about as small to him as be looked to the villagers when he went away. The true humorist never smiles-that ;s unless somebody else pays for it* Making lots of money-The mints. Writing poetry is recommended as % mental exercise. You can get physical exerc.se by attempting to read it totte editor. Everything goes-Exoept the 8
                            

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