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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - January 28, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 2S0. LOCK HAVEN, FA., TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSI.OK ISKOTHKttS---PUHIJSUKK8 CURRENT COMMENT. The Pennsylvania Editorial Association will probably make its annual pilgrimage to Pittsburg next summer. Old Mr. Tilden, with his famous literary bureau, never sent out more letters on politics than come from the pen of Grover Cleveland, Those newspaper fellows who went after Nelly Bly and didn't get there, are not the first who got left in the chase for a woman.__ A Kiss and a glass of water may be a very poor breakfast to begin a day's work on but thoy go a long way as condiments received from the right person. Thoy are cutting ico ten inches thick in New Hampshire, aud still thrker in Maine, while there is a good crop to be gathered also in New York and Pennsylvania. So there will be no ice famine next summer, any more than there is an orange famine this winter, the Florida crop being aboundwt and excellent. A colored clergyman, Rev. Mr. Der-ich, said the other day,/'I for one am tired of seeing myself on the Senatorial dissecting table, tbe mark for demagogues' dull wit." There is an art in " putting things," aud Mr. Derrich seems to understand it thoroughly. A notorious truth was never so well stated before. The Republican City Committee has fixed Saturday next, February 1st., as the time for holding tbe primary elections. Tbe contest for the nomination for City Treasurer between the present incumbent, Mr. Joseph Gratius, and Mr. John T. Beards-ley will no doubt bring out the Republican voters on Saturday in unusual numbers, and in the heat of the contest for this office, the importance of nominating good men for the other offices Bbould not be overlooked. It is especially important that the candidates for council should be carefully selected. Progressive and representative men are wanted to nil this office, and if the Republicans put forward such candidates they will be sure of election on tbe 18th of February. Let every Republican voter attend the primaries on Saturday and help name the, best and strongest men for the several offices to be filled. More Consul*. Washington, Jan. 27.-Tbe President to-day sent to the Senate the following nominations: State-Augustine Heard, of Massachusetts, to be Minister Resident and Consul General of the United States to Corea. Louis Gottschalk, of California, Consul at Stuttgart. John F. Winter, of Illinois, Consul at Mannheim. R;chard Guentber, of Wisconsin, Consul General at tbe City of Mexico. Thomas MoDermott, of Tennessee, Consul at Saint Thomas, West Indies. George M. Pepper, of Ohio, Consul at Milan. Secretaries were iuformed on this subject. The Park Hotel Sold. The Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin says: It is said tbat the Park Hotel has been sold to a Philadelphia man named Duffy, and that be will take charge in a few days, PERSONAL    KEN CI LINGS. Miss Emma Sboff, is visiting friends in Williamsport. W. C. Ilolohan, Esq., of Renovo, spent last Digbt in this city. A. S. Grow returned this morning from a business trip to Philadelphia. County Auditor W. F. Mayer, is ill with influenza at bis home in Sugar Valley. Harry Hall, Esq , is recovering from his illness and wilt be out again in a few days. Harry Welliver, the popular insurance man attended to business matters ^Williamsport yesterday. Theodore Myers, division foreman of the Penna. canal, is out to-day after a ten days illness with influenza. Louis Raff, returned yesterday from Erie, where he spent a week as the guest of his sister Mrs. Jacobson. John T. Frederick, Esq., a prominent attorney of Williamsport, transacted business in Look Haven yesterday. J. D. Fleisher, salesman at Mrs. Weil's clothing store has becnt housed up for a week or more by severe attack la grippe- Dr. J. M. Duram, of Mackeyville, is home from the Polyclinic Philadelphia, and is busy attending the sick in Nittany Valley. John W. Buck, of Williamsport, J. W. Clark aud U. E. Notty, of Grant, aud J. M. Small, of York, Pa., were among tbe Fallon House guests yesterday. Misses Sophie and Helen Ilaberstrob, daughters of Councilman Haberstroh, are in Williamsport to-day attending the funeral of their cousin Henry DitU, who died last Sunday at Sargeant Station, near �aoe. PLUNGED TO THEIR DEATH A Train Drops From a Trostlo aud Tlieu Takes Fire. SIX KILLED AH) TWENTY EJiTOBED Heartrending Scenes Id the Wrecked anil BnrolncCarS'DiKBing �ot the Mangled Victlmi-Belplesi Women and Children Routed in the Sleeping Car-LUt of the Dead and Wounded. Indianafolts, Jan. 27.-A passenger train on the Louisville and New Albany railroad-the Monon route-which left Chicago an midnight, was wrecked at 7:50 o'clock this morning, sixteen miles north of here. The train was running at a rapid rate and approaching tbe long trestle across Wilkerson creek when too tender of the engine jumped tbe track. The locomotive and baggage oars cleared the trestle, but tbe sleeper and smoking car went over into tbe creek, both tnkicg are almost immediately and being consumed in a remarkably short time. Those wbo escaped uninjured busied themselves in digging out the dead and injured from the wreck, but before this could be accomplished the heat of tbe burning ears become so intense tbat they had to withdraw. full particulars. Indianapolis, Jan. 27.-The following additional details of this morning's terrible railroad accident are given to-night: The officials of the road here Bay that, the train waa going quite slowly when it sttuck the broken rail. The engine got clear over on the incline and taking fire, whether from tbe lamps or stoves feannot yet be ascertained. No. 2 train arriving on the scene of the accident shortly afterwards, the dead and wonnded were put on board and taken back to Indianapolis. The wrecked train was not a vestibule. Nearly all tbe killed were in the sleeper, which was among the first of the cars to take fire. The cars are almost totally con-flamed. Immediately on bearing of tbe r accident several officials ot the Monon ! route, including Superintendent Woodward and Dr. DaviB, tbe Burgeon general of the road, left for Carmel to render all the assistance possible to tbe sufferers. in a burning coach. Tbe coach abead of tbe sleeper was badly wrecked, because in leaving the bridge the front end struck the embankment approach, completely demolishing that end ; of the car, overturning the stove in which a brisk fire was burning, and setting fire to the car. The flames spread with great rapidity, and in a moment had enveloped the entire ooacb. Those wbo had escaped from tbe other ooacheB and were able to work began assisting those in the burning coacb to free themselves. The Grst persons taken out were two ladies, both dead, and then Mrs. Oldham and her little son. a frantic mother's appeals. Two other ohildJen of this lady were still in tbe car, and the mother, although badly injured, made a desperate effort to retnrn to the burning coach. Being dissuaded in this she appealed to the bystanders to rescue ber boys. Clasping her youngest In ber arms, �be exclaimed: "Thank God, I have you left, but I have two other children in that fire; God be mericiful," and then turning to the passengers urged tbem to rescue her children. By this time a train from tbe South bad arrived and tbe passengers fell to work, urged on by tbe frantic appeals of tbe dying and injured to give them relief. a futile struggle. Every one who could, woiked with a will. Axes were produced aud a determined effort made to get tbe dead aud dying out, but tbe effort proved futile, as the flames spread so rapidly that the work bad to bo abandoned in a few minutes. Tbe ncene wasono of the wildest confusion. The deck of tbe bridge was completely demolished, ties displaced, rails bent, twisted and brokeo, poles splintered and broken off and all the cars so badly wrecked tbat no-part of them can ever be utilized, cause of the disaster. The accident was undoubtedly due to the spreading of the rails on the curve 150 feet from the bridge. The section foreman who reached the scene half an hour after tbe wreck, explained tbat as the outside of tbe curve had been too low, he had elevated it one inch by shimming ttup tern porarily. The sole cause of tbo accident was tbe condition of tbe track on that curve, it being on sticky clay destitute of ballast. W, J. Collins, of tbe Indianapolis Sentinel, wbo was on the train, furnishes the following accurate list of tbe dead and Injured. lis'i  of tun killed. Mrs. XclMe Ubunk, Urondrlpjilc, ijuriied to death. C. O. Demlug, Frankfort, Indrnmi. head crashed. Mrs. D. S. Oldham's two children, Sheridan, burned to death. Miss Mary Hoover,Horton, crushed to death. Mtf: Battle Hensley, Cyclone, crushed and burned. injurep. J. I>. l'earsou, Sheridan, Indiana, rlyht shoulder and arm crushed and Injured Internally. H. C. Miller, New Yorfe city, commercial raveler, bndly cut and bruised, right leg ^crushed, cannot live. Ixmls Newman, Internal Injuries George Munsey, express agent, foot crushed and back badly hurt. Charles Q. Wirt, Frankfort, bruised head and hips. R. S. WBUsett, Indianapolis, head badly cut and back severely wrenched. N. B. Ineersoll, Detroit, commercial traveler, hip burt and head cut, J, P. Altzler, bruised about back and head, seriouB. G. W. Stingel, RosBvlIle, legs cut, arms severely bruised and back Injured. Harry Angle, a sou of tho conductor, elbow cut off and cut back of the head. In addition to these, nine others were slightly injured. Investigation reveals tbat tbe accident waa doe to spreading of the rails about 150 feet from the trestle. Tbe repairing of this section of the track was done on Saturday. THE  KNIFFIN TKAGEDY. The Coroner's Investigation Concluded Last Night. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 27.-The last session of the Coroner's jury in tbe Kniflin tragedy to-nigbt was largely attended. James Murphy, the father of the murdered woman, was the first witness sworn. He said he thought, knowing those in tbe Kniffin household as ho did, that uo one in tbe house had committed the murder, fie could, he said, throw no light on the mystery whatever. Dr. Kniflin was a good provider and his daughter never complained. She didn't ask tbe coaseut of witness to marry his daughter, but neither had any grudge against the other so far as witness knew. He was sociable with his daughter when she came to bis house, but never went to ber home nor never talked with Dr. Kniffin. Never knew of disagree-ment between Dr. Kniffin and his wife. Ho always thought tbe murder was com* mitted by a burglar. Witness said be had no reason to bus-pect Dr. Shannon. Knew George Nelson. When he was drunk be would do such a crime as this or do anything. When he was sober ho waB a pretty decent sort of a fellow. He bad been in prison twice to the recollection of tbe witness. Juror Pierson read a postal card signed "S." saying that George Nelson was the burglar who entered the Kniffin house. He had talked with Dr. Kniffin about the murder since it was perpetrated. Dr. Kniffin had offered no reward for Lhe apprehension of the murderer. Witness did not know wby, but thought perbaps he was acting according to tbe dircotiocs of his counsel. Witness's daughter was of a jealous disposition. He knew that, and if she had been jealous of Miss Parcell Bbe surely would have told her mother but she had never done so. Officer William Dick testified that on the night of the murder be saw tbe outer door of Dr. Kniflin's house between 1 and 2 o'clock. The inner door was closed, however, aud locked. This door was often ope% at all hours of the night. Witness saw no suspicious persons about tbe house the night of the murder except one H. E. Chamberlain, who lives around at different places. He was in the vicinity an hour before, but there was no special reason for suspecting bim. Roscoo Murphy, brother of the deceased, and the three ladies who wore on the stand last Monday were again called, but there was nothing important in the evidence Tbe jury then retired for deliberation. The City TrtiKSuryililp. Lom Haven, Pa , Jan. 28, 1890. Mr. Editor: The time is drawing uigh for tbe nomination of a City Treasurer by the Republicans of this city. Allow me to bring to your notice our very worthy present incumbent, Joseph Graflus, E.*q. We never have had a better man or more eflicieut officer and I doubt very much if wo will ever have his mytrior iu that office. Tbe objection against him and the only one is that it will be bis third term. How many present office holders are Berving far beyond their third term, with tbe terms longer and the emoluments of tbe office greater than the City Treasurerabip? Why should we not retain himf First Ward. For Charity. The net proceeds of tbe sales of the "Story of Johnstown," by I.J. MoLaurin, are to be applied to tbe relief of printers' orphans, and aged sufferers by the flood. Each copy sold helps the needy ones, who by one fell stroke lost home, friends and property. Leavo your order with Miles Banes for one of these excellent books, or drop bim a postal card and be will call and show you the work in its various bindings, ForHjfiiei'i* For  1'cinxtiiit.iwney. WiUiEH Aakui:, Jiin. -7.-Two hundred Polaudera and Hungarians wore taken by a labor contractor this aftornoon from Plymouth to Puunsutawuoy to take tbe place of tbe striking miners at tbat place. TUESDAY'S TIDINGS, All the Latest Local Events Tin to 2:30 P. M. Told in a Concise Manner. LATEST NEWS  ABOUT  THE 0ITT Waiting for tho Ground Hog-For Charity -Board of Trade Meeting-A Wild Cat Shot-A Dairyman's Mishap-The City Treuiurerntaip-To be Shipped to?H�rrig-bnrK-The Weather. The lumbermen are considearbly worried about the prospects for getting in next years crop of logs, timber aud bark. There seems to be but little doubt but tbat tho saw logs will all be gotten in. Last week sliding was in progress on all the jobs, and men and teams worked day and night while tbe cold snap lasted. On one job where nine million feet will be put id, six million are already at tbe landings. Tbe outlook for square timber and bark is not so favorable. Most of tho square timber must be hauled a long distance, and to do so there must be sevoral inches of snow, as it is impossible to haul if on wheels. Tbe bark cannot be hauled on wheels in the winter season/and good sleighing must come before any great quantity of it can be^moved. January is nearly gone and the square timber and bark is still in the woods, and as tbo days grow longer tbe sun .increases in strength, consequently the outlook is exceedingly gloomy for square timber and bark jobbers. Last year tho month of February was a'good one for operations in the woods, and the lumbermen are hopeful that February 1890 may prove as favorable. Tho Andrews Murder Trial. The January term-of tbe Centre county court opened yesterday, and as tbo trial of Albert Andrews for tbe murder of Miss Clara Price, at Kartbans, is to come up this week tbe town is filled with people wbo are attracted there by the impending murder trial. An extra coach was required yesterday to accomodate the witnesses and others interested in the case. It was expected that the trial would begin yestorday aftornoon, but a telephone message to tbe �x.*.iess this forenoon from Bellefonte, states tbat it Is not likely tbat the case will be called before Wednesday. CALL FOR RKPCJIILICAN" CAUCUS. Will bo Buried To-Morrow. Mrs. Orpba Jane Ely, wife of Councilman William Ely, wilt be buried to-morrow afternoon. The funeral services will be conducted at the family residence, Fair-view street, at 2 o'clock, interment in Highland cemetery. The deceased was born July 12th, 1SDG, and was a woman of lovely disposition, a kind and affectionate mother and a devoted wffc. Tbe sympathy of the community is with the bereaved husband and family in their groat sorrow. A Dairyman's Mishap. The dairy wagon of Mr. Munro was wreoked this morning while on toe road from tho dairy farm to this city. The horse frightened and attempted to run away, upsetting the wagon aud breaking it op badly. Kearly tbo whole of the milk, about 100 quarts, was spilled, and the driver of tbe wagon slightly injured. Mr. Munro's patrons will mlas their milk supply to-day, but all will be served tomorrow. Funeral Notice. The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. James W. H. Brown will be conducted at the residence, No. 719 Grace street, Williamsport, at 9:30 to-morrow forenoon. The body will be brought to this city on News Express, arriving here at 12:10, and will bo taken directly from Jthe depot to Highland cemetery for interment. A Br Idee to lie Lighted. Tbe Market Btrect bridge at Williamsport is to be lighted by electricity. Six thirty two candle power incadescent lights will be used to light the foot path and roadway, and one fifty candle power light will be placed ovor the gate. Tbe lights will be kept burning all night except when there is a bright moon. Roard of Trade Meet I off. There was a fairly good attendance of members of the Board of Trade at tbe meeting last nigbt. The eloction for officers for tbe ensuing yoar resulted as follows: President, Wilson Kistler; Vice President, II. O. Chapman; Treasurer, J. W. Bridgens, Secretary, G. E. Culp; Trustee, B. F. Brown. Died of I'nenmonlii, Timothy Ballabau, a citizon of Wood ward township, died this morning of pneumonia. Tho funeral services will be held at his lato residence Thursday morn ing, at 8 o'clock; interment to bo made in the Catholic cemetery, this city. The do ceased wan aged J50 ynus. and leaves a wife and five children. The City Committee Name Saturday, February 1st, as the Time. The Republican City Committee met Monday evening, Jan. 27th, at the office of A. H. Mann & Co., and deoided that the Republican ward caucuses should be held on Saturday night, Feb. 1st, 1890, between tbe hoars of 7 and S o'clock.at the following places: First wird, at the First ward- school house. Second ward, at the^tlourt House. Third ward, at the Third ward school bouse. Fourth ward, at tbe Fourth ward school house. The following are tho Vigilance Committees for the several wards: First ward-Ellis Myers. W. S. Chatham, N. B. Dorey, S. R. Qaigtey, Robert Bntler. Second ward-W. A.. Reed, A. h. Merrill, R. D. Peck, W. K. Wagner, L. M. Patterson, R. S. Barker. Third Ward-H. O. Chapman, Frank Bittner, G. W. Hippie, Henry Nee nor. Fourth ward-W. F. Elliott, Frank Felmlee, J. S. Paul, Peter Jobaon, E. T. Gallagher. In each �ward, beside making nominations for ward candidates, delegates to the City Convention will be elected as follows: First ward, six; Second ward, five; Third ward, four; Fourth ward, four. The delegates will meet in City Convention at tbe office of Alderman J. W. Harris, on Monday evening, Feb. 3d, at 0 o'clock, to nominate a candidate for City Treasurer, and to eleat a City Chairman. Ellis Myers, W. A. Reed, II. O. Chaphak, W. F. Elliot, City Committee. | A Wihl Cafe Shot. I   Joseph Brady, of Beech Creek, shot a Iwild cat last Saturday in tho rear of his dwelling. It was about tho size of a big fox.        x The Best Newspaper*. j Geo. P. Roweli & Co., proprietors of the American newspaper advertising bureau, No. 10 Spruce street, |New York, have is-1 Bued a pamphlet containing & choice aelec- ! tion of newspapers for an advertiser to use who prefers to confiue his advertising in-, vestmonta to such aa are likely to pay him ' best. This catalogue names all the greatest and all tbe best newspapers. The selec-: tion made includes every religious, agri- ' cultural, or other class weekly, having a regular issue of so many as ten thousand j copies; all the great monthlies, the leading j dailies in all the large cities, and aims to name the best paper in every county seat j having a population of so much as three thousand, and every other town, village or city having so much as five thousand population, provided a paper is printed j which issues as many as a thousand copies' a week. The total output for a single edition of the publications named in this Catalogue] of Preferred Newspapers Is between fifteen and eighteen million copies, and is, there-; fore, moro than enough to place a paper regularly with every family ia every State and Territory. Tbe number of American newspapers is j cow so large that the great advertising i agencies do not find it wise to attempt to epecla'ly represent them all, and at tbe last mooting of tbe Association of General Newspaper Advertising Agents it was resolved that each member should prepare a list which, while enumerating the best papers, should name only about one in ten of all which are published. It has been demonstrated tbat fully one-half of the output of American newspapers emanate from less than seven hundred offices, and tbat a list of more than ten thousand newspapers can be made up, among which no single one priDts regularly so many as a thousand copies. To have dealings with this myriad of small papers cannot be thought of by tbe majority of advertisers, and advertising agencies find transactions with them to be the reverse of profitable. The carefully selected list which is now issued by Gio. P. Rowoll & Co. is tbe first which has been put forth in accordance with the resolution of the Association of General Newspaper Advertising Agents. The population of every place where a newspaper is published is Bt&ted in tbe Catalogue; county seats are designated, and tho circulation ratiug accorded to every paper by the last issue of tbe American Newspaper Directory is given. Out of tbe seveuteen thousand papers named iu the Directory, only about two thousand are selected; of these only 151 are issued iu this State andjamong these tbe Express is given a prominent place. -->_-�-_ A seven story building at the cornor of Sixth and ticyamoro streots, Cincinnati, belonging to tbe William Glenn estate, and occupied by several firms, was destroyed by Hro on Saturday night. The losses are estimated at nearly $200,000. Tho principal losers are tbo Ufcnderwm, Ackort Lithographing Company, $100,000, insurauco about. ?75,000; H. Hockeburn �t Co.,shoo mamifacturf.'rs,S15,000; Lapthenn �Ic Co., $112,000; Knight & Co., printers', lil.-i.OfiO; Tabur & Duucan. paper box manufacturers, $5,000. ThoKech Diamond Company, on the third tloor, had a stock valued at $100,000, of which 815,000 worth waB saved undamaged. The rest is In an I iron safe, but its condition is not known THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS Agreement to Stand by the 5ew Code of Bales for the Houso. OUTLINE OF P0UQT TO BE BCBSUED The New Code of Roles Will Nat be Taken Up for Several Dan Tet, and In the Meantime tbe Contelted Election Caeee Will Receive Attention - Other t�t� Newa. Washincton, Jan. 27.-The Repa li-can cancma which was called to meetat 8 o'clock met promptly at that hour. Mr. Henderson, of Illinois, as ohairman, called tbe canous (which was fully attended) to order. Tbe first hour of tbe session was devoted to the discussion of the proposed new code of rnles and Speaker Reed entered into a detailed explanation of tbe ohanges proposed to be made in the old code. From time to time he was interrupted by questions as to the probable effect of the particular rules to whioh in one cafe he fully replied. ACTIOK TO BE DEFERRED. More than one hour was consumed in this way, and the greatest bamony characterized tbe proceedings. It was evident, however, according to Mr. Reed's statement, that the new code could not be made ready for the action of the House for several days to come, even should it be desired to report it earlier. Moreover there waa as opinion entertained by many members to tbe effect that more positive progress could be achieved in tbe disposition of tbe contested eleutioh cases without tbe rnles than with tbeir aid. It was felt by some of these members that after a safe working majority had been secured j under tbe operation of general parliamentary law, tbe rigidty of the new code might be realized with bene8t, and the Republicans might thus be relieved from tbe neoea-' sity of enacting a code which in time might perbaps be felt by themselves in its full severity. QUESTION OF A  ve's old and solemn questions he asks In accents mlqne. The maiden xnodeeU; looks down and murmurs "wail a wiuue." Tbe heart is like the tree that gives balm for the wounds of man only when the iron has pierced it. There are many dogs that have never killed tbeir own mutton, but very few that having begun have seopped. It is astonishing how soon the whole conscience Begins to unravel if a single stitch drops-, one s>n indulged in makes a bole you could pat yonr whole head through. "Nallia Bly has ft formidable iWal in & deaf and dumb youth who wants to girdle the globe blindfolded and beat tbe girl's record. Now tbat Mrs. Sadie MoGinty has found ber long-lost Dan, she is trying to solve the great problem: "How to Keep a Husband Home," and a Fiahtown friend has advised her to start a speak-easy in the kitchen. A peculiarity about the blind is that there is seldom ona of them who smokes. Soldiers and sailors aoeustomed to smoking, and who have lost their sight in action oontinue to smoke for a short while, but soon give up the habit. They aay that it gives them no pleasure when they cannot see the smoke, and some hare said tbat they cannot taste the smoke unless they see it. This almost demonstrates the theory that if you blindfold a man in a room fall of smoke and pat a lighted and nnligbted cigar in his month alternately he will not be able to tell the difference. I love to see the little lambB at play In summer on the flowery, verdant leas. But on a wild And wintry, stormy day I love the little lambs served up with peas. Tempora Mutantur-She (age eighteen) -When I go upon the stage it shall be as a etar. My proud spirit could never sink to the level of a common actress. Same she (age twenty-eight)-Oh, girls, ain't it nice? The stage manager's going to let me have a speaking part to-night. One of tbe pages is sick, Effle's Brother-Do you love my sister Effie? Effie's Steady Company-Why, Willie, tbat is a queer question. Wby do you want to know? Effle's Brother-She said last night she would give a dollar to know, and I'd like to scoop it in. Valentines will soon appear. Worry kills moat of them. It the mind is mixed the body is in sore danger. It was only when the newly married husband became e.
                            

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