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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 13, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                vV4 2=S m EIGHTH YEAH-NO. 294. LOCK. HAVEN, PA., THURSDAY, FEBEUAKY 13, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSI.OK IIROTHEKS---.PUBLISHERS A FKANTIC EDITOR. The editor of tho Democrat has become frantic in his efforts to find arguments against the Republican candidate (or City Treasurer, Joseph Giafiua. He has advised hia readers to vote against Gr&liuB beoause the city lias a thousand dollars of that gentleman's money in its poesee&iou. This ia ftiraply shocking and of course Iotally unfits tho said Grafius for the duties oon nectcd with the office be seeks, ootwith' standing the fact.that he has filled this office for fynr yeara more creditably than any of his predecessors. Another "clinchet" P^t forth by this mighty editor with a majestic mind is, that tho Democratic candidate lives ia a rented houBe while bis opponent- does not. Did you ever hear a more convincing argument? More people have been convinced of the necessity of rc electing Grafius since tbia great argument saw the light of day than was ever dreamed of by its father. Some kind friend must have whimpered to Bro. Furey that snob silly stuff did not convince aDybody of bis candidates fitness for an office of trust so important as the City Treasurysbipi for yesterday the frantic and bewildered man stooped to the gutter to throw a handful of mud at GrafiuB. More mud, dirtier than the first, may now be looked for every day until election. Joseph Grafius is running on his merits. Not because he don't live in a rented house; not because the city happens to owe him a thousand dollars which, by the way, is a great deal better for the taxpayers than if the shoe was on the other foot as is too often the case with financial officers. Never id Lock Haven's history has the Treasurer's office been so weV conducted as since Joseph Grafius bas had charge and it is to the interest of the taxpayers, irrespective of party, to keep him there another term. ON BALLOT REFORM Ex-Rresident Cleveland Interviewed !>y a Baltimore Journal. POST AND TEI.fCOltAril. FAVORS THE AUSTRALIAN SYSTEM Does Not Think that the Democratic Party Would Lose Totes By the Adoption of the New Plan, or that the Recent Election in Boston is Any {Indication of What Might Follow. CURRENT COMMENT. A SIaiitlaxd preacher has been lecturing on "Dead Flies." What the people will soon bo Interested in ia the live fly This preacher, then, should get up another talk upon a Jiving Bubject. A social and political earthquake has been precipitated in Dallas, Tex., by the discovery that two colored people had obtained reserve Beats in a theatre. At last accounts the State troops had not yet been called out to quell the impending race war. The Department of Agriculture finds 16,000,000 cows in this country. This ought to give the venerable chalk-and-water joke its quietus. It ought to induce the milkmen to give us pure milk, too: it will not do either. When Mr. Stanley returns to Loudon he will be baoqueted by the American residents there. They will also present him with a silk American flag and a massive silver shield, inscribed with scenes illustrative of his African explorations. According to the distinguished musical critics "The Gondoliers" is the best, worst; brightest, dullest; wittiest, fl*ttest; poetic, prosaic, most original and stalest production of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Pay your money and take your choice. It is a pity some enterprising photographer did not think it worth the while to secure a photograph of the Soranton jury which acquitted the tippling house keeper after he had voluntarily acknowledged that he was guilty of the charge. Of course these twelve "good men and true" intended theirverdiot as a rebuke to the high license law, forgetful of the fact they were not sitting in judgment on this law. About a month ago the Princess of Wales had a sealskin jacket made for her lapdog iu Paris, aud the important fact was cabled over half the dvih'zed world. It was not of any degree of importance, but the result is amusing. Ooe of the most prominent furriers in New York made twelve jackets for dogs immediately ou seeing the news in the paper and they were sold within two weeks. The claims of the PrincesB of Wales to be a leader of fashion are beyond dispute. What a fierce American aristocracy we have, to be sure. California Beems to be going right ahead in solving the sugar beet question for thin country. The Alvarado company has publibhed extensive tables Bbowing what farmers have realized from beet growing. It seems the yield per acre was from fifteen to twenty-six tons per acre, the average having been twenty tons. The average price paid for the beet was 65.04 and the average net profit per acre was 351. In some instances the beets were hauled as far as three miles. It is true that California i% noted for its bigorops of vegetables, and that other communities may not be able to do so well, but an average net profit of �51 per acre goes to show that the culture of sugar beets can be made one of the most valuable of all farm crops. Baltimore, Feb. 12.-The Sun of tomorrow will publish an interview with Ex-President Grover Cleveland. 8ays the correspondent: In discussing the question of ballot reform, I said to him that some of the Southern Democratic leaders at Washington were fearful that the adoption of the Australian system would imperil Democratic supremacy. At this he was surprised, as he did not see why there should be any fear on that score. "But," said be, "I have never looked upon this question from that point of view. I have never debated in my own mind whether tno removal of trickery from the voter would injure or benefit the Democratic party. Ballot reform is right, and that is "why I think it should be adopted." He said Governor Abbett, of New Jersey, and Governor Campbell, of Ohio, were two of the most astute politicians in the country, and no one could be more pronounced in favor of the principle than each of them. the boston election. Referring to the late municipal electiou { in Boston, which had frequently been held j up as a warning to Democratic advocates of the Australian system, he said it was folly to ascribe Republican victory to the effects of the new voting law. The law bad nothing whatever to do with it, aud no better proof could be asked of the value and justice of the measure than the fact that all the leading Massachusetts Democrats were entirely satisfied with the operation. As to the argument that the uneducated voter would be embarassed, and in many instances be deprived of his privilege, Cleveland could not see that there was anything in it. Nothing could be easier than the adoption of some sign or device apparent for the most ignorant, indicating the political complexion of the candidates to be voted for. the best plan. He thought the best plan would be to have lists of all the candidates printed on one ticket, the signs to be adopted starting at the top of each list and indicating to which party the candidates belonged. The voter could then by one mark Indicate his intention to vote for ail the candidates of his party. He did not approve of the proposition requiriog the voter to make a mark opposite eaoh candidate of his party. This was cumbersome and laborious, and would result disadvantageously so far as the educated and uneducated voter was concerned. Many business and professional men would not take the trouble to make a cross 01 mark opposite every name. This provision would also give the voter who was not able to read bis ticket all the protection aud consideration to which he was entitled. It would not prevent the independent voter from scratching any individual candidate objectionable to him. the vital FIUNCIfEe. The vital principal of ballot reform he regarded as lodged in tho "official" ballot. To permit an unofficial ballot would leave the door as wide open as ever to bribery and corruption. An "official" ballot would only sweep away to a very great extent, if not entirely, ail exercise for campaign funds, that fruitful source of bribery and corruption, for if the State paid all tho expenses of the elections there would be little plea to lay assessments upon candidates and contributions from interested outsiders. PoetuiitHtor General Whurmaker Miikos nu Important Mot*. Washington, Feb. 12.-The Postmaster General made a most favorable impression when he appeared yesterday before the House Committee on Postofiices to urge the establishment of a limited postal telegraph. Mr. Wan am iik er went over the entire question and said he favored leasing wires and instruments to be operated by employes of the Department. His idea is to get only a few wires at first, to be used between a certain number of offices, | the expense to be quite moderate. Nothing new is needed but the wires, and the business would not interfere very much with any existing rights. Mr. Wauamaker asked that he be given the authority to tease wires just as metropolitan newspapers now do, and thus give the common folks means to communicate in other cities with rapidity. The people had now, be continued, the business offices, the clerks, who could soon learn the tick of the machines; the carriers who traveled with bundles of letters over the same streets traversed by telegraph boys, and the stamps for payment that dispenses with bookkeeping, and all that was needed to build up the LOCK HAVEN LOCALS. What Our Eeportere Overheard While on Their Daily Hounds. LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE   CITY Impatient Tramjw Annoying the BetldeDts of .this City-Married Yesterday-A New Firm-They Will See the IlaDglnK-Th� Penna. Cnnal.-Mrs. Evans Re-el 6e ted Special Meeting!*. THE  DAY  IN CONGRESS. Contiamttlon of the Oelmte ou the llule�~ An Evening HeeeluD. Washington, Feb. 12.-The debate on the rules was continued during 'to d^y in the House. At 6 o'clock a recess was taken until 8 o'clock this evening, tho session being for speeches on the rules. in the senate. In the Senate to-day the joint resolution congratulating the people (of Brazil on their peaceful assumption of self-govcru-ment was passed unanimously. After spending five hours in executive session the Senate adjourned. The Senate in executive session to-day confirmed the nominations of Postmaster J. W. Foust, at Beynoldsville, Pennsylvania, and 1). W. Morgan, Franklin, Pennsylvania. The Senate this afternoon in executive session Onally disputed of tho nomination of Thomas .1. Morgan, to boCuiomi.sMionor of Indiajiaffairs. Tho case was dir?cuKaed for nearly five hours, and the nomination was fiually continued by a vote of 28 to 1G. was authority and a wire and a new thrill ul life would soon be felt throughout the country. He hold and declared most emphatically that such a service was the legitimate work of the post office and that the people were right in stoutly demanding telegraphic facilities at postal facilities. Mr. Wanamakcr presented statistics to show the greatly increasing ute of telegraphic facilities, and to prove that the government could not Hat monoy by not keeping the business to itself. In great Britain experience bas shown that iu the postoffiije as well as in tho telegraph service, every added facility, convenience and cheapness had found an immediate response from the public. Another item of collateral, he said, was that the increase in telegraphs in England tfnee the reduction to sixpet-ce bad been a very small percentage greater than the increase in revenues, which fact indicated clearly that a cheap rate, while increasing the number of telegrams, led to an increase in ' their langth, so that the average rate per telegram was but very slightly affected by the reduction. Mr. Wanamaker declared that the reason the Postal Department of the government is not now self-sustaining is that it carries free millions of dollars worth of free matter In tho shape of public doouments, and allowing tho opportunity to pass of transmitting cheap telegraphic messages because there are incorporated companies who dispute the ground. The Postmaster-Geoeial thought a new business would be created. The Western Uoion had 18,740 offices and the postofiices numbered 60,000. Many of the telograph offices, he said, were railroad stations from one half to two aDd one half miles from town and village, while the postoffioes weie always in the centres of population. The government could thus afford to have telegraphio offices in connection with other postal business whero it would not pay any telegraphic company to locate them. lie did not deem it practical at present to establish a rate for raesaages uniform over the whole country, but ho was very much impre3sod with such an idea. In regard to employees they could act as operator* as well as clerkB. These employees could be supplied by the Civil Service Coramissiou. lie limited the duration of tho proposed lease to ten years, among other reasons because it was difficult to ge*. capitalists who might desire to aid in developing the system to invest their money for a shorter time. Every day a number of trampB may be seen alighting from the freight trains that pass through the eity, and very soon afterwards tho same worthless fellows may be seen going about from house to house begging for something to eat. Id some portions of the city it is no unusual thing for half a dozen calls to be made at one house for food, aud in some instances tha lazy tramping beggars have become impu dent and used insulting language to the ladies who refused to furnish the food they demanded. It seems as though the only means of preventing the nuisance is the stone pile. That has proved effectual in the past and should be resorted to again, new service | Get the stone pile and the hammers ready as soon as possible and put the tourists at work breaking Btone for the streets, Tublo Tallc. Faust and Marguerite House to-night. at tho Opera Table Talk's cheerful face for February beams upon us from among ourexenaugos. The conteuts this month are varied and entertaining, opening with a poem entitled A Valentine-with a difference," by William StrutherB. Then follows "Mrs. Buskin's Guest-Chamber;" Tillie May Foruov's "Fashionable Luncheon and Tea Toilets;" then Mis. Korci follows with ber fourth instalment of "IIowtoLive on $500 a year;" "Sister Sybil's Fate," by the late Dr. J. Miloor FotuorgiU, of London, England. Table Talk Is published by Table Talk PublijMug Co , 1G03 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pa. $1 per year; 10 corns a siDglo copy. At tbe Open House, Bright, wiusome Kittle Rhoades entertained a good many people last night, at the Opera House, with "Bob, the Debutante." It proved to be Mattie Vickers' popular play, of "Jacquine, or Paste and Diamonds," and was familiar to the majority of those present. To the credit of the entire company, however, it can bo said that it suffers no disparagement when compared with the productions of Miss Vickers' Company. During the evening Miss Rhoades appeared in several very handsome costumes made expressly for the character, and in the second act introduced a number of specialities. To-night Miss Rhoades and company will appear in "Faust and Marguerite," a reproduction of Henry Irving's beautiful "Lyceum Faust." It is in five acts, and special scenery is carried for every scene. A realstic performance is assured and is guaranteed to compare favorably with any high priced attraction traveling. Don't miss it. Mitrrled Yesterday. There was a quiet wedding in Bald Eagle township yesterday, tbe 12th inst. at the home of the bride, tbe contracting parties being Mr. Edward Gummo and Miss Annie 31. Packer both of this county. Rev. S. B. Evans, of this city, was the officiating clergyman. The bride and groom left at 4:15 on the west bound train, taking with Ihem tbe best wishes and congratulations of their friends. PUNGENT   TOT   POURI. A Miscellaneous Mixtnrc of Sense nod Nonsense Scissored and Scribbled, Her face would stop a clock, 'tis true, h'or 'tin a face so pausing fair That even lime miiBt pause tn view Tbe beauty that's imprinted there. The onion is a scentnry plant. A defeated bill is like a California railway train-its noed under. The phonograph is not one of those things which "goes without saying." A fabhion paper says: "Pooketa are not found in ladies' dresses now." Were they ever? A BIGAMOUS BANKER John M. Ward bids fair to become the Napoleon of base ball. A oertaiu lesson is to be learned from the succeBS of the players in their efforts to make a saeoessful BhoiriDg against tbe moneyed men of the League. The out-door life whioh the players have led, their incessant travel, and tbe necessity of meeting all sorts of people in the different places bare bad tbe effect of making alert minds as well as strong constitutions. The sport in some respects is the highest form of athletics and the players are often men of unusual intelligence. Tbe publio bad no idea how muoh diplomacy, skill and brain work they were capable of until tbe present fight came on. Mr. Ward seems to hold tbe wbip band among them, too. He lertainly a popular idol of no mean im portanoe. Aside from bis skill as a player, be bas written entertainingly and dearly, and be is a lawyer of some ability.-N. T. Sun. The average waiter holds a tray, bat the boarder generally finds him playing tbe deuce. Though the morning may be dreary. And the day be long and weary, Though tbe clouds may darkly lower. And tbe tempest fieroely frown. We shall quite forget tbe shadows That have lingered In tbe meadows. If there be a golden boor Wben tbe sun goes down. General Greelt says there will be no February thaw, beoause there is nothing to thaw.  A happy thawtl A Bostokiah never uses the phrase 'Come off tbe roof.  He says "Vaoate the mansard." The Sensational Marriage of Douglass Green at Fortress Monroe. A SCANDAL THAT DISSOLVES A HEM I Was driven to drink," said the man who got out of a cab and went into a barroom. The ground bog and both came out of their simultaneously. tbe spring poet winter quarters The Outlook For Ice. With each day the prospoota for an ice crop at this place grows narrower, and ice dealers have taint hopes now of harvesting any at all. P. 31. Christie stated yesterday that in case the river now freezes over he will begin to cut and store ice when it becomes three inches tbiok. He thinks there is but little hope of obtaining Ice even that thick this winter. The Peoo'a Canal. At a reoent meeting of tbe Ponn'a Railroad Company, a report of tbe Penn'a Canal Company shows that the gross earnings were $168,223; expenses, $254,252. Tbe charges on the bonds are $102,200, making the deficiency $248,428, against a deficiency last year of $54,141. Tbe total tonnage was 250,557 net tons, a decrease of 455,582 tons. Th.y Will Hi. tho Hanging. A number of persons in this city have received passes which will admit tbem to the jail at Bcllefonte next Thursday to witness the haugiug of Seely Ilopkius. The hour named on the passes at whioh tlio bearer will be admitted to the jail is 10 o'clock. Sn nd Is Supposed to Have Left For Europe With Bis Unlawful Wife-Hls Family and Partner Attributes Bis tTnaeconnt< able Conduct to Insanity* New York, Feb. 12.-Arthur E. Bate-man, of the firm of Green & Bateman bankers, from which firm Douglass Green was forced to retire in consequence of his bigamous marriage to Mrs. Snell MoCrea, at ITortress Monroe, on tbe 4th instant to-day made a statement in regard to the scandal tbat bas led to the severance the partnership. He confirmed the report tbat Green had sailed this morning for Europe, and though he had no informa< tion on the subject he was perfectly ready to believe tbat Mrs. MoCrea bad sailed with bim. Mr. Bateman attibuted his partner's actions to insanity resulting from a fall received a little more than a year ago, in which be injured his spine severely. Green's family have taken the same view of bis condition, and yesterday steps were begun by whioh it was intended to have him placed under restraint, and to have a commission appointed to inquire into his sanity. Green owns nearly half a million dollars worth of real estate in Washington, and has other property. He has a wife and two children, who are now living with his relatives in Savannah, Georgia. Green's withdrawal from tbe firm of Green & Bateman took place Monday. On tbat day Bateman told bim be must either disprove the reports of bis connection and marriage to Mrs, McCrea, or withdraw from the firm. He sat down and wrote hia withdrawal, at the same time authorizing Bateman to make any statement he chooses about the matter. A USEFUL LIFE E.VDEI). The Bees Swarmed. Tbe Jersey Shore Herald is authority for the statement that but Wednesday a hive of boea belonging to Mr. Mike Marr, Watson township, Lycoming county, swarmed. They came out at 7 a. m, and while out robbed another hire. They are certainly a fresh lot of bees. The Philadelphia Ledger, in Its column on pol itioal drift, discussing tbe probabili ties for 1892, says: In tbe Republican party there are many statesmen and politi oal leaders of distinction who may justly and without fear of being considered an. duly pretentions, aspire to the choice of the National Convention. There are Harrison, Gresham, Allison, Alger, Sherman, Reed, Hawley, Edmunds, Evarts and Blaine to choose from. Among the Dem. oarata there are not so many towering head and shoulders above the masses. Those who are likely to be found in the front rank of aspirants in the Presidential Convention of their party may be oounted on the fingers of one hand, and, Indeed, after Cleveland, Whitney and Hill, those whose obanoea are now worth considering cannot be readily named. lr you love a girl and want to marry 'er. And lack of pluck Is the only barrier, i would make this mild suggestion^ Bhoot yourself or pop the question. Vanity keeps persons in favor with themselves, who are out of favor witb all others. The trouble with a man oovering up his tracks is tbat he makes new ones in doing it. He who puts a bad construction on a good aot, reveals bis own wickedness of heart. There is nothing so bad tbat will not admit of something to bo said in its defense. Remkmiierance is tbe only paradise out of which we cannot be driven. It is no Bin to be tempted, tho wickedness lies in being overcome. Uri'OCitiTEti are beings of darkness disguised iu robes of light. The babit of looking at tbe bright side of things is worth more than a thousand a � year. The Postmaster-General has made a further explanation of his postal telegraph scheme. He proposes to limit its operations to tbe 440 free deiirery postoffioes, so that the messages could be taken out by the oarrifira on the first delivery after their receipt, and to charge different rates for different distances. The plan be submits is practioal and Bbould be given a trial. Kittie RboadeB is gaining a host of admirers in this city. She oan now be considered one of Lock Haven's prime favorites. PERSONAL   PENCILINQS. Sheriff Leahy is transacting business at Renovo to-day. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Culp left yesterday for Benezette, where they will visit relatives. County Surveyor David went to Glen Union this morning to run some lines near tbat place. Mrs. Leahy, wife of Sheriff Leahy, Is visiting in Willlatnsport, as the guest of ber sister Mrs. W. J. King. Frank G. Buck returned to his borne at Wioterburn yesterday, after a very pleasant visit with friends in this oity. 8. M. MoCormiak, Esq., left tb,is morning for Benecette, Elk county, where a test well for oil is now being put down. General Jesse Merrill was yesterday elected hy the Department Encampment at Sbamokin a delegate to tbe National Encampment, G. A. R.,< which meets at Boston. Mr. Valentine W. Quiggle, a representative of the Williamsport Gazette db Bulletin, bas been in the city for several days soliciting subscribers for that enterprising journal. We understand that be baa been quite suooesstul and that he has seoured an excellent local correspondent. A Sketch of tbe Cnreer of the Late Peter Beaver, of Lewisbura*. Lewlsburg (Saturday) News or February 8th. Last Friday evening tbe Silent River was orossed by the spirit of one whose form for more than forty years, through all the viotssitades of business activity and physical disability, bas been a familiar figure on our streets. A man marked for bis kindness toward all and for bis affection for the members of his family and bis lore of home. Peter Beaver, who was born in Perry coonty in 1815, was tbe son of Rev. Peter Beaver, to whose memory another son, Mr. Thomas Beaver, of Danville, bas bnilt the chaste and beautiful free atone ohnroh, whioh is so muoh of an ornament to our town, and the pride not only of the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, but equally of every citizen of our Borough. He was also tbe nnole of oar valiant soldier Governor, Gen, James A. Beaver, In hiB early life he married Eliza Simonton of whom tbe older residents of this town have most pleasant and tender recollections as of one combining refinement with the best qualities of mind and heart. Born of this anion are now living five daughters: Jane, the wife of Cline G. Furet, Esq., of Look Haven; Annie, tbe wife of Col. William H. Harrison, of Philadelphia; Margaret, tbe wife of Mr, William H. Cassidy, of Pittsburg; Edltb, the wife of Mr. William H. Wolverton, of New York, and Miriam, the wife of Mr. Henry F. Tilge, of Philadelphia. After tbe decease of his first wife, Mr. Beaver, about twenty five years ago, married Mrs. Mary Armstrong Elliott, who in all these years bas been a mother to hia obildren, and has been the comforter of his declining years. This second marriage brought: him the daughter of his adoption, Anna Elliot, the wife of Mr. William H. Thompson, of Lamont, Centra oounty, and born of this second union there is now living Mr. William Preston Beaver, of Philadelphia. In the education of all of these children Mr. Beaver spared neither trouble nor expense, and he had tbe unusual gratification of knowing that all have profited by tbe advantages he bad given them, and have developed to a refined and oultured maturity, and tbat all of his daughters have happily married men of equal oulture, eacb of whom bas by his own personal force and energy reached the front rank in the special sphere of his activity. Thirty-five, years or more ago Mr. Beaver was one of tbe founders of W infield Furnace, and through all tbe varied fortunes of the iron industry be has retained in it  third interest. He was for over half a century a devout mem ber of tbe Methodist Episoopal Church whose interests he at all times gave a liberal support.and in whoseoommunion he died. We approach witb some diffidence, lest we ahonld not properly portray it a phase in Mr. Beaver's life wbioh by many casual observers was imperfectly under-' stood. Dp to tbe highest prime of his life he bad been a man of great physical and^ business aotivity, bat about twenty yctti ago there began the development ef� lesion recovery from which is rare if it ever occurs, paralysis agiuns, through whioh the physical faculties one after another are lost. It is a fast worthy of note tbat al! this period of bodily decadence there never was manifested any evidence of mental waning. Lew Wallace depicts tbe father of tbe wife of Ben Hur as a distorted physical wreck through the tortures of Roman cruelty, yet retaining the management vast and far reaching business, and supervising with the most delicate finesse the counter schemes to Roman intrigue. Even so, Mr. Beaver in all this bodily inanition never relaxed the keenness of bis mental vision nor bis grasp on the whole round of current events, and to this be added an accuracy and minuteness of observation tbat was phenomenal. Many looked upon this man as one whose life was a burden. His pleasure* were not of physical sense bat of tbe spirit, and who shall say tbat it is not possible for a mau possessed of Christian grace to affirm even more positively than the old stoic Epiototus, "Tbe body is only external." Mr. Beaver died as peacefully and without suffering as the babe falls to sleep on its mother's bosom. Frxsh Shad. Fredericks &. Jefferis, tbe young and energetic grocers in Kreamer's block, announce an arrival of fresh Bhad and new vegetables the first of the season. There is a theory in Lima, Ohio, tbat tbe explosion of the Standard Oil Refinery there, by whioh one man was killed and five others injured, was tbe work of some one as revenge against the company. Christian B. Herr, President of tbe Lancaster County National Bank since 1305, dropped dead in a drug store, in Lancaster, Penna., Monday evening, while engaged in conversation. He was 80 years of age.   

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