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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 6, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                son EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 288. LOCK HAVEN, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1890. TRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KIKSIiOE BKOTHKKS - - - PCBtlSHKKS A TRIED AND TRUE TREASURER, Why should the people of Lock Haven ohange their present efficient City Treas-arer for a man unacquainted ^ith the exacting and responsible duties of the office? Joseph Grafius has faithfully and intelligently performed every duty devolving upon him since he entered the office nearly four years ago. The taxpayers have found him an agreeable and obliging official-all are treated alike. Every effort has been made to promptly collect the taxes and all orders as promptly cashed. His reports in City Council are always on time and all models in their way. Intact, he has made a careful study of the duties of the office, that the best results may be obtained for the benefit of the city. It takes time to do this, even when a man does his best, and now that Mr. Grafius has mastered every detail connected with the Treasuryship he should be retained to conduct the office for another two years at least It is a very important office and one in which few changes should be made, especially when the city has such an ex ccllont Treasurer as Mr. Grafius has proven himself to be. It is not a matter of politics, but of business. A few years ago when L. H. McOill was Treasurer he was re-elected as long as he could fill the office, and although a Democrat, the Republicans declined to nominate a candidate against him when he ran the second time. This was right and proper, for during his first term Mr. McGill proved himself the right man for the place. Mr. Grafius has also shown by his past record to be exactly the man for the office and the taxpayers should keep him there. Vote for Grafius. THE TRACY OBSEQUIES Impressive Scenes Attend the Last (Act of the Washington Tragedy. THE GENERAL BOWED WITH GRIEF DEATHS. J. E. Furst, a well-known citizen of Lock Haven, died yesterday at Jamison City, Columbia county, where he went a little more than a week ago to attend to some business for Mr. Kistler. The news of his death was conveyed by a telegram to Mr. Kistler this morning. Mr. R. W. Schell has gone to Bloomsburg where he f will moot the remains of Mr Furst and accompany them to this city. They will probably reach here to-morrow noon. The time of the funeral will be announced tomorrow. Hsnry Knights, a resident of Allison township, died last evening of pneumonia, at the residence of his brother, in Kittany Valley, where he was visiting. The deceased was a veteran of the late war. F. M. Ross, of this oity, received word this morning that his brother, Edward Ross, had died yesterday at Atlantic City. His death resulted from pneumonia superinduced by La Grippe. Mrs. Jane Miller, mother of Register and Reeorder J. C. Smith died yesterday at Beech Creek. Notice of the funeral will be given to-morrow. Firemen's Ball. At the regular meeting of the Hand-in-Hand Hose Company held last night, it was decided to hold their next annual ball on the 8th of April. A committee of arrangements was appointed with L. M. Smale, Chairman, to make the necessary arrangements, and as this company have the reputation of conducting everything under their management in first-olass style, it needs no commendation of ths press to make it a success. The persons composing the committee are gentlemen familiar with the work of arranging a pleasant program, and we bespeak for them a rousing time. The Edge Tool Combine. The American Ax and Edged Tool Company was formed in Pittsburg yesterday and is virtually the same oombino of which mention was made in the ExmESS some time ago. The Mann's axe factory* are inoluded in the company, although not named in the dispatch, as sent out from Pittsburg last night. The election of officers takes place at Pittsburg to-day. Patronised Liberally. The ladies of the W. R. C. were liberally patronized last night and many persons partook of the supper they served for the benefit of the Memorial Home. To-nigbt another supper will bo served and a cordial invitation is extended to all to partake of the good things prepared. To Repair the Canal. Foreman Theodore Myers who has charge of this division of the Penn's Canal reoeived orders this morning to go to Loyalsock and assist in putting the canal In order from that point east. Loyalsook is four miles below Williamsport. Schaeflle'b Drnc Store. C. C. Sckaefllo, the popular druggist, has leased tbo room on Main street next to Benedict's jewelry store, now oooupied by W. J. Strayer, the barber. Mr. Schaef-ile will remove April first to his sew location. The Historic Boom Crowded With Monro inn Hundreds Who Had Gathered Take Part In the Funeral Services Over the Remains or Mrs. Benjamin Tracy and Her Daughter. WASniKotoK, Feb. 5.-The beautiful historic east room of the executive mansion, the scene of so many varied speota oles of brill iautjeeremony, of social gaiety, was to-day devoted to the sadly contrasted and solemnly impressive purpose of a funeral. Very seldom has any similar scene been witnessed at the White House; and never since 1865, when the remains of the lamented Linooln reposed amid the same surroundings. The services over the remains of the wife and daughter of Secretary of the Navy Tracy were appointed for 11 o'clock, but long before that hour the Eaat room was crowded with people desirous of paying their last tribute to their departed friends. A THOD8AND IN TUX WHITE HOUSE, It was a most distinguished gathering, and included nearly everybody of prominence in Washington. Arrangements bad been made for sealing 330 persons, but over 500 managed to gain an entrance. All the doorways leading to the East room were also thronged with people, and it is estimated that there were nearly a thousand persons in the house. The caskets containing the dead were placed side by side under tbe central chandelier, and directly opposite the main corridor. Tbe sombre drapings of the caskets were almost concealed by beautiful designs ot emblematio flowers. One particularly beautiful wreath was placed on Miss Tracy's casket by her young friends, the Misses Proctor, Miller, Vfanamaker, and Rusk, and tbe Misses Windom. Both ladies were borne by sailors detailed from the United States steamer Despatch. THE SERVICES. Shortly after eleven o'olock tbe Schubert quartette sang the hymn "I Cannot Always Have My Way." Soon afterward Secretary Tracy and his son Frank entered walking arm in arm, followed by other relatives of tbe deceased and President and Mrs. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. McKee, and Secretary and Mrs. Blaine. Tbe oboir of St. John's Episcopal Church sang Cardinal Newman's famous hymn, "Lead Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling Gloom." Religious services followed by Rev. Dr. George W. Doughlass, of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, and Rev. George Elliott, of the Foundry Methodist Episcopal Churoh. THE CLOilNQ SCENES. Upon the oonolusion of the servioes tbe President, with Secretary Tracy on his arm, passed out of the room and next to tbem came Mr. Frank Traoy, the son, who was so overcome that be had to bo supported by two of the ushers. The bodies were removed to the hearses and the funeral procession was formed, the cortege moving slowly to Rock Creek Cemetery, just beyond the soldier's home where tbe bodies were placed in a receiving vault to await Secretary Tracy's determination in regard to their permanent resting place. Seoretary Tracy did not go to the oemete-ry as it was feared the task might prove too much for his strength. The President occupied the carriage with Mr. Frank Tracy. A long line of carriages containing nearly all of those who attended the services at the White House followed tbe remains to the cemetery. CONSIGNED TO THE TOMB. The procession went all the way to the cemetery in a double line. Tbe course was directly toward the public vault, and the long line baited as the two hearses stopped before the open vault. Frank Traoy, leaning on ths arm of the President, stood beside tbe body of bis sister. He was deeply moved. Mrs. Harrison stood directly behind them, and in a small circle that stood near were several of the friends of the family. Secretaries Windom, Noble and Kuak also left their carriages to join tbe group, but almost every one else remained seated in their carriages while the services, which were very brief, were in progress. After tbe services for tbe dead had been read tbe bodies were laid away in a vault wbioh almost filled with flowers. true. The scent of a dog is so keen that it detects any unusual odor in the atmosphere, and its natural intelligence, which uninformed people spqa� of as instinct, teaches it that danger exists for the persons whom it regards with affection Therefore it seeks to awaken tbem and, of course, it is successful if it is anywhere near them. Let me recall to your mind an inoident that came olose to being snoh a tragedy as that of the Tracy residence. It occurred come years ago in tbe home of a Mr. Fisher, a wealthy grain exporter in Baltimore, the fire started in the rear portion of his splendid bouse and burned away the back stairs before reaching to tbe front struoture. Mr. Fisher and his wife slept in tbe second-story front room. Mrs, Fisher's pet was a toy terrier that always passed tbe night on a rag at tbe foot of her bed. The flames had not even shown at any of tbe windows when the dog was aroused. It ran to the bed and persistently barked. Mr. Fisher ordered it away and at last slapped it to enforce his command. Still the faithful dog stood firm and barked its shrillest and loudest, Thoroughly awakened from his sleep, Sir. Fisher arose to discover what the trouble was and found the odor of smoke. He threw open the door and saw the fire that was eating its way towards his apartment, But he bad time enough to spare to arouse his wife, to secure the jewels, money and other valuables that were in tbe room, and to make an escape to tbe street. That dog saved the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher and enabled them to bring away thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry. Thousands of dollars could not have afterward bought the little animal, and when he died his skin was stuffed and mounted and is now a relic in tbe present Fisher mansion." Marion Harland*. Appeal to Women. Marion Harland, the friend and helper of women everywhere, has taken up the work of restoring the rained monument marking tbe burial place of Mary tbe tbe Mother of Washington. One hundred years ago this venerable woman was interred in private grounds near Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 1833, the corner-stone of an imposing memorial was laid by President Andrew Jackson. A patriotic oitizen of New York assumed the pious task, single-handed, but meeting with financial disaster, was compelled to abandon it. Marion Harland says truly-in her appeal to the mothers and daughters of America to erect a fitting monument to ber who gave Our Country a Father-that 'the sun shines upon no sadder ruin in the length and breadth of our land, than this unfinished structure." The publishers of 77i� Home-Staktr, of which Marlon Harland Is the editor, offer, as tbeir contribution to the good eanse, seventy-five cents ont of every annual subscription of two dollars to tbe Magazine sent in during tbe next six months. Every suoh subscription must be accompanied by tbe words, "For Mary Washington Monument." Entered the Ministry. Geo. W. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. . Evans, this city, has entered tbe ministry as will be seen from tbe following taken from the Cumberland, Md., Timet: Mr. George W. Evans, who has been the gymnasium instructor of tbe Young Men's Christian Association of tbis city for the past year, has tendered his resignation to tbe Association and accepted a call as pastor of the Mission Church of the Methodist Episcopal Conference of this oity. Mr. Evans' entered upon bis new duties as pastor January 1st, 1890, and will enter tbe conference proper in March next and become a full Hedged minister of the gospel. Mr. Evans is a young man of unusual ability and bids fair to become a sbining star in tbe ministerial firmament. Docs as Guard. Against Fire. Philadelphia Inquirer, Keb. 6. Speaking of tbe calamity in the residence of Seoretary Traoy, at Washington, a dog fancier remarked yesterday that if there had been one one or more dogs in tbe house no life in alt probability would have been sacrificed. "Thcro are," be said, "scores of well attested instances on record of house dogs being awakoucd by the first smell of fire or smoke and making such a racket as to compel tbe sleepers to arouse in time to save their lives. Many such narratives can be found in your newspaper files, and I don't doubt but what they are The State Shonld Build the Main Roads. From the Erie Dispatch. Tbe remedy for bad roads seems to be in State aid, which, however, does not mean improvement of every road at the expense of tbe Commonwealth. Only tbe main highways oonneotlng business centres and extending from county to oouoty should be repaired with money out of the State Treasury, leaving tbe short roads leading to different sections ol tbe townships to be paid for by the people direotly benefitted by keeping them smooth and dry at all seasons of the ydar. This appears to be tbe praotical view to take of tbe problem, and uniformity in road laws with State help will be pretty certain to bring tbe relief that has been withheld too long. TOLD BT REPORTERS. All the Latest Local Events Up to 2:30 P' IL Told in a Concise - Manner. LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE   CITY A Political Joke-The Kettle Creek Railroad-Inspecting a Brldce-The Norris-towaCaiumandery-Money For the Home -Firemen's Ball-Patronized Ubrrally-All Next Week. John J. Shaffer, the popular insurance man, is having considerable fun at the expense of George P. Shaffer, the Democratic candidate for City Treasurer. Shaffer, tbe insurance man, is a staunch Republican, and the quiet fan he is having grows out of the fact that a number of prominent Democrats who have no acquaintance with tbeir candidate think John J. is tbe man, and have been doing all they oan to secure his election. It is a pretty good joke on the prominent Democrats and shows that they have but little acquaintance with tbeir candidate for City Treasurer. For further information on the subject inquire of John J. Shaffer, at Welliver & Co.'s insurance office. All Next Week. Kittie Rhoades and her very excellent company will be in this oity all of naxt week at the Opera House, playing at popular prioes 10, 30 and 30 cents. Tbis company has been singularly successful since in organization eight years ago and has played to crowded houses everywhere. This will be their first visit to Lock Haven, and from the many kind words of onr neighboring exchanges we anticipates week of genuine pleasure. Two watches that are to be given to tbe boy and girl making the largest number of words oat of the Dime "Kittie Rhoades" at tbe Saturday matinee, are now on exhibition in the show window of Clark's book store. Fine Oak Timber. Thomas Foster, timber inspector of this oity, has just returned from a trip to Dent's Run, where he inspected and measured 50,000 cubio feet of square oak timber whioh was shipped by Emery & Merrill to Hummelwlgbt & Co., of Lewis-burg. Mr. Foster says tbe timber is equal in quality to any ever seen on the river. He states that Emery & Merrill have now three million feet of logs on tbe bank ready for tbe spring floods. A railroad seven miles in length runs into tbe timber tract, and on that road tbe logs are brought in independent of snow or ice. Laying- Railroad Track. At 7 o'clock yesterday morning a force of men commenced laying track on tbe tow path of the canal at a paint in Williams-port where the Pennsylvania railroad orosses tbe canal. Tbe men are working eastward, the ties and rails being laid down without any grading. An engine will be put on the new line in a few days for tbe purpose of hauling material. The track now being laid is only a temporary one, the Gazette aud Bulletin says, and will be used for hauling dirt to fill up the canal. Tbe locomotive will be a small one, with a low stack, so that it may pass under the bridges. Andrews' Confeielon. The rumors in regard to Al'ttrt Andrews having oonfessed his orime of killing Miss Clara Price seems to have some foundation. A telephone message to the Express to-day from Bellefonte says Andrews oonfessed to Mr. MoCacn, of Plill- psburg, that he killed the girl. He says tbat later on he will tell where the pistol with wbich he took Miss Price's life is ooncealed.   Saturday   afternoon   at  2 'clock is the hour fixed for imposing sentence upon Andrews. AMONG THE MAGAZINES. Monty For the Home. Mrs. John G. Evans, of this oity, who Is the Treasurer for tbe State Department of tbe W. R. C, will forward to-day to tbe Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Memorial Home, upwards of $1,000. This money bss been contributed to the Home by different corps throughout tbe State. Norrlitnwii Coiuummlery. Accommodations and quartern for tbe Hutchinson Commandery, No. 33, K. T., of Norristown, Pa., have been secured at tbe Opera House hotel for the oonolare in May. The Kettle Creek Railroads. A charter bas been granted for another railroad on Kettle Creek. The new road will extend from Westport to a point near Trout Run, a distance of fourteen miles. Tbe capital of the new company is $350,-000. Edgar Munson, or Williamsport, is the President. A corps of engineers passed throngh this city yesterday on tbeir way to Westport, and are now engaged in locating the line. A Quiet Wedding. The marriage of John A. Hoover and Miss Annie R. Evans, at the residence of the bride's parents on East Church street on Tuesday evening, was a very quiet affair. Only tbe immediate relations of tbe bride and groom being present. Rot. Joseph Nesbltt performed tbe ceremony and tbe happy conple departed tbe same evening for a tour of tbe Cumberland Valley. % DiMolvcd Fartnerihlp. Messrs. Bander & Measerly, tbt> Grove street grocers, have dissolved partnership, aud tbe business will be oontinued at the same place by P. C. Bander. The latter gentle man bas had considerable experience in the business and has a large circle of friends who will wish him much success as sole proprietor of bU popular grocery. \ Brief KeTiewi of Some  of   the  IV. ad 1 tic Periodical* of the Country. The following magazines, as well as a number of others, will be found at Tbe Republican Book Store. Subscriptions received. Harper's presents a very attractive table of contents in Its new number. Among the illustrated articles of value are "The standing Army of Great Britain," by General Wolseley; "Benvenuto Cellini," by Elizabeth Latimer; "The Lake Dwellers," by 8. H. Byers; and "The New York Banks," by Richard Wheatley. The literary and miscellaneous pot lions or the number are equally valuable. The second of Mr. Lalcadlo Hearn's short serial "Yoama" well sustains the Interest or the opening, and contributions in prose and verse by Howard Pyle.Oarlotta Perry, Q. P. J.othrop, Brand er Matthews, Mark Twain, William Winter, and other practised penmen. A short Btory, "A Platonic Affair," by Mr. H. H. Boyesen, in one of the cleverest things of tbe kind that has latterly appeared. Scribncr'n begins Its long-announced series of papers on "John Ericsson, the Engineer," by William C. Church. It promises to result in (standard and valuable piece of biography. If this is the chief feature of the Humber, it bas yet various others or Importance, such as "Life Among the Congo Savages," by Herbert Ward; A Day In Literary Madrid," by William H. Bishop; and "Through Three Civilizations," by W. H. Mallock. Other writers in this number of Scribner are T. R. Sullivan, Graham R. Tom-son, C. P. Cranch, Octave Thauet. and Eugene Schuyler. The Forum has a notable paper on "America's Fourth Centenary," by General Francis A. Walker. Mr. Daniel Dougherty, whose address beiore the Roman Catholic Congress at Baltimore is too recent to have been forgotton, flndaa staauch controversialist in Mr. Henry Charles Le�, author of the "History of the Inquisition." Mr. Lea buckles on his armor to show that it is with good reason the people of this country fear to put Roman Catholics in high places inasmuch as the fealty of the latter to tbe Church 1b stronger than their loyalty to the government. "Tbe Political Paradox" of Mr. Leonard W. Bacon seems to be, so far as we can ascertain, entirely in the mind of the writer. Rook Aeivs for February contains a portrait OX Mr. Gilder, editir of the Century Magazine. Mr, Glider's lather was tbe publisher of the Philadelphia Repository, and his grandfather, John Glider, was a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature and laid the corner-Btone of Glrard College, Young Gilder, so Hook Xcws says, and Hans Breltman were both members of the summer of 13G8. Young Glider studied law In Philadelphia for awhile and then he was paymaster on the Camden and Amboy Railroad. Glider's wife is a granddaughter of Joseph Rodman Drake. The January number of the J\'orlh American Review will be rendered memorable by one o the most brilliant features which have ever appeared in an American periodical. This Is a discussion between the RU Hon. W. E. Gladstone and Hon. J. G. Blaine on the Tariff, Mr. Gladstone advocating Free Trade and Mr. Blaine Protection. Whatever can be said on one side and the other of this subject will be said In these articles In the most telling and impressive way by these two great masters of controversy. Mr. Gladstone's article will occupy between twenty and thirty pages of the Review, and Mr. Blaine's reply will be about the same length. If not longer. It will be a battle of Intellectual giants. The articles will be published simultaneously, by Mr. Gladstone's consent, and, as they take up so much Bpace, tbis issue of the AY.uew will be enlarged to admit of the usual number and variety of papers on important and tl mely topics. The American Gardener Issued for February and a very Interesting and useful edition it Is. Asa work It Is indispensable to the borticul-turallBtor agriculturist Terms of subscription, 82.00 per year. Garden Publishing Co., 10 Spruce street, New York. The brother of President Harrison's private secretary, Mr. A. J; Halford, has written for the March number of the Philadelphia Ladies' Home Journal, an article on "Mrs. Harrison's Dally Life in the White House." prepared with the consent and assistance of Mrs. Harrison. A new portrait of the lady of the White House, especially taken for this article, and a view of the up-Btairs family rooms of the Executive Mansion, are among the Illustrations which will accompauy Mr. Halford's Ami magazine effort. Broilers  and  Roaster*. Gcrmantown Telegraph. => There is money In market poultry to the right man. The right man is the one who carefuily manages his business, and watobeB cbanoes. BroilerB and roaBtors are io do en and, and it pays, to get tbem in just in time. Again broilers and roasters oan be made more profitable than is generally done. For instance, a man who would depend upon tbe Brahmas or Cochins for broilers,would not be able to get them in the market in season. And the man who would raise Leghorns or light breeds generally for roasters would dud tbat tbe amount of feed consumed would not leave much of a margin on tbe weight obtained. Hence it becomes necessary to have our orosses. Hero are some for broilers; Iloudan on Brahma or Cochin ben; Game on Plymouth Rock or Wyandotte; White Leghorn od Brahma; Wyandotte on any hens heavier: Leghorn on Plymouth Rock. For roasters: Brahma on Cochin; Wyandotte ou Brahma or Cochin; Langsban on Brahma, Cochin, of Plymouth Rock. Theso are but a few of the many crosses tbat cau be made-but they take the lead. A woll-known fancier told the writer that ho had excellent success keeping Wyandottes for broilers and tbe Light Brahmaa for Toasters. CHARGED WITH POISONING A Widow Accused of Tampering With tho Medicine of Another Woman. FLIGHT AND SUBSEQUENT AEEEST A Sensation Just Brought to Light ou Prince Edward's Island-Mrs. Week* Mixes Arsenic  With  Medicine   Prescribed   For Airs. Sutherland, the Wife of a Lawyer-The Woman May Probably l>io. ClIARLOTTETOWN,  P. E. I.,  Feb Mrs. James M. Sutherland, wife of an attorney-at-law, has been ill for somo time, and has been under the care of Br. Johnson. Instead of improving she be came worse, and about three weeks ago the doctor became suspicious that tbe medicine was being tampered with. He bad some of it analyzed, and traces of arseuic were found. Ho then forwarded some of the medicine to a Boston chemist, who confirmed the presence of arsenic. Dr. Johnson then wrote to Mr. Sutherland, who was at that time running as a candidate for tbe House of Assembly, stating tbe facts, aud also informed some others of the discovery, among them Attorney General Neal McLood. During all this time tbe medicine was closely, watched, but nothing waB found in it. Tbe case has been rendered more sua pioious by tbe sudden disappearance of Mrs. R. T. Weeks, ;widow of Robert T. Weeks, once tbe law partner of Sutherland. Mrs. Weeks left Charlottetown at 2 o'clock Saturday morning with a team hired from a livery stable, and a thickly-veilad woman arrived at Cape Traverse a short time before the courier started on tbat day, and insisted ou being carried over, and rumor has it tbat sbe paid $20 for her passage. Her sou, wbo was present at the time, and heard her speak, asserted tbat tbe voice was that of Mrs. Weeks. Sbe bas been arrested in St. John, New Brunswick, and Police Marshal Cameron has left to bring her here. Mrs. Sutherland lies in a very critical condition, aud slight hopes are entertained of her recovery. Sutherland is a law partner of Hon. L. H. Davies, member of Parliament for Queens county, and Mrs. Weeks is a daughter of Rev. John M. McLood, formerly of this city.' CITAT  1EY  TIIK   WAV. The Great Island Bridge. A deed entered for record in the office of the Register aud Recorder of this county yesterday, is from tbe stockholders and directors of the Great Island Bridge Company, and conveys to Clinton oounty all rights and privileges of the' company, together with tho abu;meats and piers on which the bridge rested bofore tho flood. As a writ was issued at tbe last term of court to compel tbe rebuilding of the bridge by the County Commissioners, it is likely tbat a new iron structure will in a short time be placed upon tbe site of the old wooden bridge. Will Sell His Confess!ou. The Bellefonte Democrat has tbis to say of tbe reported confession of Albert Andrew's tbe convicted murderer of Clara Price: Ho will sell bis confession to tbe person paying tho largest price for t and the money is to be given to his wife. As to who will get it wo cannot say; the Sboriff will see that it is properly attended to and certain parties need not apply. Recognized Her Picture. Fourteen years ago Mrs. Tracy, wife of Seoretary Tracy, visited in this city in company with Mrs. Pearoe, wife of Rev. John J. Pearce, wbo was then living at Oswego, N. Y. Mr. J. H. Fredericks recognized the deceased lady's picturo the moment he saw it in tbo daily papers after the calamity happened at Washington, D. C, by wbich Bho lost her life. Won a Silver Lantern. Samuel F. Keller, the popular railroad conductor, is agaiu in luck, havicg been presented with a silver plated lantern contested for at the Friendship Fire Company fair in Harrisburg. Mr. Keller is a lucky man and one of tho most fortunate prize getters iu tho county. PERSONAL   PKNCILINGS. James Reynolds left to-day for a visi t to Reynoldsville. P. P. Rittmau left this morning for a business trip to Philadelphia. Dr. Campbell, of Washington, is circulating among bis friends in tbis city. T. C. Hippie, Esq., is out this afternoon enjoying tbe bright sunshine aud receiving tbe hearty greetiugs of his friends. Register and Recorder J. C. Smith is at Bellefonte to day attending the funeral of his brother-iu law, George W. Giveu. Mr. Moore Fredericks left for Philadelphia lust evening. To-night bo expects to see Stewart Uobsou in "An Arrant Knave'1 at tho Chestuut street theatre. A. if. Ryon, Esq., who has been ill with fever for the past ten weeks ifi now recovering and bis many friends hope for his speedy recovery to good health. Items of Local and General Interest Gathered by Our Reporters. 1 h'a nt to be an .ingot, For Hint I hope mid pray, T want to he im angel- But, of course, not right away. A minister, it is said, preached an eloquent sermon on ''Tbo Recognition of Friends ia Heaven." A man in the congregation stepped up to tbe minister at the close of the sermon and said : " I thank you for what I have heard, and I suggest that you next preaob a sermon on " The Recognition of Friends on Earth," For, said he, " X have attended your church for five years, aud have never yet had recognition from anyone." The grippe is occasionally getting a new victim. , Let the cellar bavo all tbo ventilation you can. The hopes of the icemen are growing weaker. Dust continues to accumulate on tbe snow shovel. The Pittsburg man wbo saw bis future wife in a vision and afterwards met and married tbe object of bis dreams under very mysterious and romantio circumstance is not prepared to recommend tbat peculiar mode of selecting a partner for life. It did not work with him. He thought for sure that he had found bis affinity, but he hadn't, and hia marriage not to put too flne'a point on it, proved a failure, and bas been followed by divorce. This thing of getting married is a risky business anyhow, but none of tbe newfangled ways of going about it have been conspicuously successful. Tbe old-fashioned kind of courtship has yet to be improved on. The man who went out to milk and flat down on a boulder in the middle of tbe pasture and waited for tbe cow to back np to bim, was tho eldest brother of the man who kept store and did not advertise, because ho reasoned that tbe purchasing public would baok up to his place when it wanted something. Sue-You are very kind to invite me to go sleighing, but-did your horse ever run away? He-Often. You see, I am careless about horses, and often let tho reins drop to the bottom of the sleigh and drive with my teet. She-I'll go. the baby's writing.. The baby's writing-oh, who shall say Those peucil marks In their tangled skein Which Die baby made in his aimless play Were not put there for some human gain? The baby's writing-a funny scrawl, 'Tin Just a purponeless maze, of lines, YetouL of the maze, sweet voices call Aud the steady light of a pure love shines. The baby's writing-it calls to mind The child that is or the chl'd.tbat was, Now gone the way of all humankind, Or grown in accordance with nature's laws. A em He half blooms on the mother's face And a lump creeps into the tender throat. As she finds in those lines all void of graco Some memory of what her baby wrote. Tho baby's writlne-how like Is this To the mark of the aged dying man! Yet between them He nil grief and bliss That are crowded Into a life's brief span: A contemporary makes note of the recent and successful introduction among its readers o: a late novelty-the shoe social. Tbo ladies are all so arranged behind a screen that only their sboes can be seen by the men. Tho prioe generally ranges from fifteon to fifty cents, and the purchaser bas.no idea whose shoe be bas selected. But when be claims tbe purchased property be also receives the wearer aud conducts her to supper aud supplies her with .other delicacies as long as she will accept tbem. Has any one remarked tbat some beauty is only skin deep. If a girl knows she is pretty, it is not because any other girl told ber so. It's curious how much more apt a girl's hair is to fall down whon it is all her own. It is not a sign that a gtrl is bomely whon sbe wants to do ber courting with tbe lamp turned down. Even the homeliest girl seems to get sooiu satisfaction cut of a French plate mirror when she is all alone. A Squeeze in tbe stock market may be a bear hug or it may be ibe result of get-tiug entangled in bull-rushes.  ~ My birds have flown,'1 said an unfortunate chicken fancier, "and it will not be easy to re-coop my losses," The dollar of our daddies ought to have 100 ceuts' worth of silver in it. Then it would bo a 'pa' dollar." The model cloak girl muathave a pretty figure, but tbe same condition is notneoes-sari'y attached to her salary. "Actions spoak louder than words," and that was the reason fir tbo introduction ol tho deaf aud dumb alphabet 'Tn:*:p!ot thickens," remarked Filk-ings at the play. "Well, dou't stop it," said Jenkins, "it's thin enough, goodness knows." A Wilkesbarre paper printed tbe announcement of a Salvation Army meeting under tbehead of "Coming Amusements." Candles to adorndiuner tables come in all the various delicate art shades. Xothixg is impossible with a Tioga county lycfium. The Wollsboro Agitator say a that ouo of tbem had before it lately the question, "Resolved, Tbat old maids wouldn't like cats if they didn't wear whiskers."   

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