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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 10, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                EIGHTH YEAH-NO. 291. LOCK HAVEN, PA., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1890. TRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KI-vkmh-; BROTHERS - 1'UltUSUKKS CURRENT COMMENT. When is r. quorum n�ta quorum tbe Deuiccrnts dcciilc it. When Congress costs the country $10,000 a day. Io Speaker Reed wrong in bis effort to Ret the bouse down to \ju3ilcls? All tha Astors frave to do is to sit and wait. They own $300,000,000 in reality to-day. Fifty jeurs hence it will be worth $750,000,000. A WHOLE FAMILY DROWNED Father, Mother and Pour Children Break Through Thin Lake Ice. FATAL SUNDAY SKATING FROLIC This \a a novel way to collect wages, uur^f! pirl in St. L'min, whoso wages were not jniif, i.'i-n avray with the baby and hid it from the paients. There is a possibility that the English will issue silver certificates something of the chaiactcr of our own. Ii this is done, the silver stocks will have a real boom, as the price of silver must go up. Tue admirers of that, eclipsed leader, William L. Scott, are horrified at the blunt declaration of the New York Sun that the difference between Hon. Samuel J. Rao dill and Mr. Scott i3 *Jthe difference between statesman and a squirt.'* According to Miss Elizabeth Bisland: the globe girdler, says it is possible to go round the world in sixty-nine days without the necessity of special trains or tngs or anything of that sort. All that is necessary is to make the ordinary connections. Joseph Ghafil's has conducted the City Treasurer's ofBoe in such an able manner that the tax-payers cannot afford to displace him at this time. No mao would think of discharging a faithful employe to give his place to a man unacquaiuted with the duties of the position and it would be poor policy to do so on the 18th inst. Photographs of men, as a rule, don1 sell as well as women, if they are great popular favorites. It seems more dfScult to work them off. A popular actress, a successful singer, attracts admiration as well as homage, and everybody appears to want to have her picture, whereas a man, as a rule, nobody cares anything about. The Republican candidates for City Council and School Directors are all good men and should receive tbe united support of the whole party. Representative and progressive Couccilmen are very much needed and it is to the interest of the taxpayers to elect men of this kind. Such are the Republican candidates. Vote for them, There is great disgust in North Dakota over the attempt to legalize a lottery through the Legislature. It ie said that the agents of a big lottery have been lobbying hard to effeot their purposes, and that votes of Legislators are quoted at $4, 000 with a cool $100,000 for the Governor if he signs the bill. Such legislation is remarkable in a new State, but we reckon that the exposure of the plot will kill it. North Dakota cannot afford to establish a lottery. John M. Frey died Saturday evening at 0 o'clock at his residence, corner of Main and Liaun;i streets. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the house and tomorrow morning the remains will be taken to Turbotville for interment. Mark Eaten, a resident of Flemington, died Saturday at a lumber camp near Heating, of pneumonia, BUperiuduced by la grippe. The remains were brought to this city Saturday oi#ht and the funeral took plane this afternoon. The deceased was a brother of MrB. Charles Kreamer, and leaves a wife and ei^ht children. Mr. Hannah Bulnck died at Fiemiugton Suul.iy evening n^ied 73 yisirn. Notice ot the funeral ft ill bt� given biter. No Need of a letter Emiorsemeot. The Daily Democrat of Saturday asks: "Why should the office of City Treasurer remain longer in hands of a man who has already had jt fuur yean-?" We answer in the words of the editor of the sanje pa^er in a previous issue: "Mr. Grafius is a vnry obliging official, as well as an honest administrator of the office." Certrinly no mau wants a better endorsement. We would remind the Democrat that Judge Mayer is serving his third term, having held ;he office over 20 years. O. T. Noble, �.-q , seeks re election. He baa held his office over 20yeare, George W. Batcheler, seeks r.he office of Alderman in the Second Ward and yet he has held office in the city and county for over 20 years. The Four Children of Jacob K. fiUtm. Precipitated Intu tbe Water While Skating -The Frantic Mother and Father .While Trying to Save Them Share the Fate of the Otheri. Kingston, N. Y., Feb. 9.-The four children of Jacob H. Slater weie skating on the lake at Bennewater abont six miles from here this afternoon when the ice, which was but a few inches thick, gave way and the little ones were preoipi tated into tbe water. Their shouts were heard by members of the family, who lived near by, and the father and mother rushed to their rescue, but by the time the parents reached the lake the children bad disappeared beneath the ice. The mother, frantic with the thought of her children's peril, rushed upon the Ice which gave way beneath her weigh**, and Bbe sank below the surface. Slater then attempted to reach his wifo, an3 he too was drowned. The entire family is wiped out of existence. To night hundreds of people are gathered about the lake searching for the bodies. Seven Boys Drowned. New Orleans, Feb. 9.-Frank Landry, aged seventeen; George Sampson, Bixteen; Willie Winters, sixteen; Martin Perrier, eighteen; Louis G. Fulda, sixteen; Alvy E. Fulda, thirteen, and Eddie Knecht, thirteen, were drowned this afternoon by the upsetting of their boats. Wilton Ro-by, aged seven, the only occupant of the boats who escaped, saved himselt by catching on to one of tbe overturned boats. None of the bodies have bo far been recovered. THE  NEW  RULES. Tliey Will Farnlih the Leadlac Snbj. ct of Interest for the Week. Washington, Feb. 0.-The new code of rules will be the chief subject of interest to come before the House of Representatives for consideration this week. It is the in tention of the Committee on Rules to call t up as early as possible, and to ask the House to limit tbe debate so that final action on the subject may be reached within two or three days. While there are many features of the new rules that are obnoxious to the Democrats, it is not probable that the opposition will he manifested otherwise than by speeches and by adverse votes upon them provided the minority are afforded what tbey regard as reasonable time for discussion. AN AGED MURDERER. A Man Seven!y-flve Tears Old Slays His Son and Daughter-iu-Law. Winnipeg, Feb. 9.-A Free Pret* special from Miami says: Last night John Morton and his wife, aged respectively fifty-two and fifty-four years, were shot in cold blood by Morton's father, aged seventy-five, who was residiug with them. John Morton was absent from his homo yesterday, and during his absence the old man and Mrs. Morton had some angry words, which ended by Morton striking bis daughter-in-law with a piece of wood. On the son's return he rebuked the old man for his action, whereupon the fa there) said: "Do you see that rifle?  I want you to take it down and shoot me or I will shoot you." The son paid no attention to this remark, going into another room. The old man then took down the rifle, went outside and fired through the window, instantly killing his son, the bullet entering the heart. Tbe hired man ran to the neighbors for assistance, and during his absence Mrs. Morton was shot in the abdomen by Morton. She only lived for an hour. The old man does not deny the crime, and says be did it intentionally. TOLD BY REPORTERS. All the LatestJLocal Events TJp to 2:30 P-M. Told in a Concise Manner. LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE   CITY A DEKELECT SENATOR. THE SUFFERING STATESMAN. amnel J- Randall   Feeling   Bctttr   and More Cheerful. Washington, Feb, 9 -Representative Randall has been again couooed to hit bed for several days, but is now resting more comfortably than during most of the past week. He was worse than usual on Thursday and Friday last, but ib at pres ent brighter and more cheerful. He had several attacks of chills during the week, and these in his enfeebled condition completely prostrated him and prevented him from Bitting up any longer. It is hard for him to rally from these attacks which leave him emaciated and weak, but his buoyancy and determination aided him in renewing his strength. AN OPEN SWITCH. at Forc women when ShoriS Robert Cook ushered Andrews into the presence of tha Court. Judge Furst directing Andrews to stand up said: "Andrews, have yougany thing to say why the sentence of death should-not be passed upon you ?" "No air," replied the prisoner, who had evidently nerved himself for the oc casion, for he never moved a muscle, He looked the Judue squarely in the face as he reviewed the crime and advised him to appeal to God for mercy, as none could be expected from the court. Judges Riley and Rhoades thon stood up with Jndge Furst, as the latter, in solemn and trembling tones, pronounced the death sentence upon Andrews. The prisoner appeared cool and indifferent when he took his seat, and as he passed out of the court room he was seen to smile. Helen Danvray Ward's Whirlwinds When Helen Dauvray married Shortstop John M. Ward two years ago she announced that she had given up the stage forever, and would devote her future to domestic dutios. Yesterday it became known that sho is going back to the footlights. She has engaged Sydney Roseufeld to write a play for her, to be completed in August next. She told Mr. Rosenfeld that she liked Mrs. Barrymore's part in The Senator." She wanted something with "lots of dash in it, and flurry, and A sort of whirlwind?" suggested Mr. Rosenfeld. "That's it," said Mrs. Ward. "FllcaU the'pUy *The Whirlwind,'said Mr. Rosenfeld. These were his only instructions. Mis. Ward paid him $5000 cash against a perpetual royalty of ten per cent, of the groBS receipts of the play, Mr. Roseufeld said that the news had got out a month earlier than either he or Mrs. Ward desired. A Tonne Father Mnch Abashed. New York Tribune. 1 once met a case," said the preacher, "where a young couple whom I had married at the same ajtar came to me to baptize their child. The father was unusually young and abashed, and looked even younger than ho was. The wife was self-possessed enough, and had evidently coached him for the ceremony. His embarrassment was so great, however, that when I said to him, in the due course of the service, 'Name this child,' Le looked helplessly at his better half. "I thought he had forgotten the name, and so did the congregation, some of whom began to smilo.' "The wife mdged,  however, and he woke up, answering in a clear voice: "I will.' 'The ceremony of bis last visit to tbe altar was still fresh in his mind, as it was indeed in the minds of many present, and his pat reply tickled them so that it was with difficulty that decent order was pro-served." Republican Vigilance Committee. The following persons have been ap poiuted Republican Vigilanoe Committees for the several wards of the city of Lock Havon. The first named in each ward is Chairman and member of the Republican City Committee: First ward-James F. Till, George W. Tucker, Adam Sobroat, Thos. Myers, Sam B. Reed and Robort Butler. Second ward-Wra. U. Wagner, Harvey Douitch, N. II Sloan, Wm. A. Reed and . B. Motson. Third ward-H. O. Chapman, Henry Neener, Frank Bittner, Bon Fredericks, John P. Wynne. Fourth ward-Henry Shaffer, Frank Felmlee, Abiab Heltman, E. L. Moore and Wro. F. Elliott. A. L. Merrill, City Chairman. MAY HAVE KILLED HIS WIFE A Tragedy That ia Exciting Much Interest in Chicago at Present. CUAT nv THK WAT. QUEER ACTION 0E A NEGB0 JANIT0S He Carries the Dead Body of His Wife to An Alley, and After Tearing Oat a Handful of Ualr as a Relic, Itetnrna to His Home-Said he Was to poor to Bury Her. Chicago, Feb. 9.-A singular tragedy caused the arrest of Benjamin Foster, a negro janitor at the Board of Trade, today. The victim of the tragedy was Fos ter'a wife. Her dead body was found this morning in an alley near their home. The woman bore no marks of violence save, that her scalp presented a torn appearance, Foster says that when he went home last night he found his wife stretched dead on the floor. Unnerved at the sight, he fell into a chair and for a time was unable to move. Finally he put the body on his back and carried it to an alley, where he dropped it and returned to his room. When asked why he made such a queer disposal of hiB wife's remains, he said that he was too poor to bury her and was dazed by her death. On the way to tbe police station after his arrest the prisoner drew from his pocket a handful of his wife's hair and dropped it on the street When pressed for an explanation of this act Foster said he had taken the hair as a relio, but fearing that it would be used against him in court, be concluded to throw it away. Tbe police are investigating the reports that the janitor and his wife had frequent violent quarrels. Murderer Hopkins Content. Bellefoste, Feb, 9.-A service of song was held in W. S. Hopkins' cell tbia afternoon, under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association. At the eon elusion of the meeting, Hopkins told two of the young men that the series of meetings held in his cell had done him much good; that the past week had been the happiest of his life; that the day of his execution cannot come too soon, and that he felt thoroughly prepared to meet hiB Maker. Southern Pacific's Heavy Damages. Roseburc, Ore., Feb. 9.-It is estimated by the Southern Pacific officials here that it will take 1,500 men one month to repair the railroad track damaged by the Hood between here and Ashland, a distance of about 140 miles. Six miles of track was completely carried out. Activity in the Woods. Several lumberman were in the oity to-day looking after teams for their lumber jobs up river. They report great activity on all the log jobs and work progressing day and night. There is hardly snow enough yet to move square timber and bark. Republican Committee Meeting. A meeting of trie Republican city committee will be held this evening at 7:30 'clock at the office of Alderman Joseph Parsons. A. L. Merrill. City Chairman. The Weather. The northwestern storm continues to advance, and is followed by a cold wave. For to-morrow cloudy and threatening weather is indicated, with slight rain or snow. Ancient Order of Hibernians* Division No. 1, of the Ancient Order of ibernians has been  organized in   Wil. iamsport.  The order is a beneficial one. Items of Loral and General Interpol Gathered by Our Reporters. Backeks get the lip, swimmers get the dip; iiables gel the slip, barrels get the drip; HorseB get tho whip, sailors get the sliip; Trousers get the rip, farmers get the gyp; 1 opera get tbe nip, lovers get the lip; Chickens get the pip, and sinners get the "grip?- The spring chicken is budding. We appear to have reached the climax for bad roads. It has been BUggeBted by some irreverent fellow that the oyster for the church festival should be opened with prayer. Take care of your health and it will take oare of you. Mast who sit and wail over the ashes of a "blasted life" might improve their digestion and condition by walking five mites a day. If a man wants bis wife to believe that he is a geniuB his wisest plan is to persuade her of it before he gets married. He will generally find it easier then. Is this life a heap depends on knowing tbe truth when you find it. The lie is fond of wearing bright ribbons, while the truth is often contented with brown jeans. Truth! she makes a pretty picture Sitting there beBlde the lire; In her hand are crimson roses-Dare I breathe my heart's desire?" To that hand how I aspire! As she holds my gln>-the roses- Does she for their meaning seek? Maiden, do not, for their story Makes me sad. To me they speak Of no salarv next week! Cupid will be busy this week, will be St. Valentine's Day. Friday List or Letters. The following is a list of uncalled for letters remaining in the Lock Haven postoffice for tho week ending February 8th, 1890. Those applying for letters in this list will please say they are advertised and give (Lite of tho list: A. E Anc'rews, Mrs. Rachel Armstrong, W. F. Hinder, Miss Mary Console, Miss Lizzie Duukle, Miss Kate Gray, Mrs. Mary Brown, Mrs. L. M. Browu. McGety, Esq., Mrs. Minuie Nitscho, Scot Nitabe, Blanche Peters, Mrs. L. Seamon, Mr. Elmer Solomon, A. M Un Sterns. Mrs. N. F. Under- ood, Miss Kate Walcb, Mrs. Che&tie A. oung. # Persons should invariably have their ail addressed to their strfiet and uumber, theioby assuring prompt and correct delivery by the carriers.   Matter not so ail-diCHsed is oflen detained on that account. R. S. Barker, P. M. "Jess, the Romp" will make it lively for you at tbe Opera House to. night.       , Tbe last day to pay your gas bill and save the ditcount. PERSONAL PBNCJLISGS. with friends in morning C. C. Cartiu Sundayed Wiiliamsport. P. P. Rtttman returned this from a trip to Philadelphia. Cashier Moore Fredericks returned this moru
                            

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