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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 14, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                -------'lllyciii u- -' EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 21)5. LOCK HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KI.1SU1E BItOTHKKS---l'UBLISUKKS CURRENT COMMENT. The flllibuster is fnll of bluster, and little elfio. Nellie Elv Bhould lecture on "Wiiat I nii^lit have seen." The Gjvercor of North Cai olina, who vtcijJhs 300 pounds, bas tbe appropriate name of scales. MR. PARNELL VINDICATED. Report of the Commission Presented in the House of Commons. IT IS SIGNED BY ALL THE JUDGES New Yohk may not get tbo World's Fair but Cleveland and Hill can continue to spar ior the Presidency. Tljoro are 70,000 students in tbe colleges of this country. How mauy professional base ball players will they furnish? But two more working days romaiu before election and tte candidates bare but little time left to buttonhole voters. The Minneapolis Tribune say*.: For a man who is not going fishing, Mr. Cleveland is digging bait with remarkable industry. Stanley says he explored Africa with success but he never learned tbe secret of exploring the feminine heart. Stanley should try ice cream. The Philadelphia Times changes the old button adage into tbe following: Rich tnan; poor man, beggar man, bank president."   That's cruel. A Democratic newspaper says that "Speaker Reed is in a predicament. Chorus of Republicans:  Just stay in that predicament, Thomas. H. M. Flag leu, one of tbe Standard Oil Company's millionaires, has expended 83,000,000 upon bis hotel properties in Florida. They do not pay, but he says be is prepared to spend as much more to beep them running. We notice that in the society news from Washington all pretty girls are rich, These is no beauty in the other classes, probably because they cannot afford to pay gushing correspondents to display them in the newspapers. A vote for Grafius meana a vote for an bouest, faithful and competent man for tbe City Treaeuryship. He has acceptably tilled the offioe for four years and asks a re-election on the merits of the work he bas done as City Treasurer. Abbey, Pchoeffel & Giiau demand only $30,000 from Mary Anderson for breach of theatrical contract. But we apprehend that young Mr. De Navarro would not hesitate to pay even larger damages rather than delay the wedding day. The Lancaster Sew Era says there have never heen advertised for sale so many farms in Lancaster county as at the present time. The Media American struck the right note wnen it said some weeks ago, that the present was a good time to buy Pennsylvania farm land, but a poor time to sell it.______ The minority in Congress should crawl out of the hole in which they have so deeply planted themselves, even if they are obliged to do like the conscientious vigilantes wbo lynched the wrong man and, afterward called on the widow to apologize. "Madam," said the leader, "the joke's on us." Joseph: Gkafi us carried every ward in the city at tbe Republican primary election and of course received the unanimous nomination for City Treasurer. His nomination was tbe popular expression of the Republicans of Lock Haven and all Republican voters should support him at the polls. It is their duty to do so, if tbe good liepublicao doctrine that the majority shall rule is to prevail. THE KNIFFIN MURDER, A DtcHion in the Long Drawn Out Couttet in Which P�Tbell Receives m Complete Vindication-The Quention of a, Cou&pi racy and the Parties Involved-The Charges Not Proven. The Grand Jury Finds No BUI Against the Accused. Tbe.vtox, N. j., Feb. 13.-The grand jury after considering tbe evidence in the mysterious Kniffin murder caBe, reported to Justice Beasley this afternoon. They found no bills against Dr. Kniffin nor Miss Pursell. Prosecutor Stockton consented to the discharge of the sureties on Dr. Kniffin's bond, but not tbose of Miss Pur-sell's bond. He gave no reason for holding them, except that something might turn up. Justice Beasley said both tbe accused wero free, because tbe grand jury and the ooroncr's jury, after due deliberation, could see no evidence on which to bold them. The order for the release of the bondsmen was then signed. Si cub of Spring, The dealers in farm implements and machinery are now receiving their stock of goods for next summer's trade. As the prospects are good for next seasons grain crop being a first-class one, the dealer* are getting in large supplies of machinery and are anticipating a brisk trade. Tbltwes �t AVotk. The small towns along the line of the Bald Kagle Valley are being Industriously "worked" by gangs of thieves t-his winter. The thieving is supposed to be the doings of tramps wbo are unusually numerous in Centre county this season, London, Feb. 13.-The report of the Parnell Commission is dated to day, aud is signed by all three of the judges. It ex tends to 121 closely printed pages, and gives the details of the mode of procedure adopted. The court recites the charges, dividing them into nine parrs. The greatest interest centres in the final conclusions which are as follows: First. We find that, the respondents, members of parliament, were not members of the conspiracy, having for its objects to establish the absolute independence of Ireland; but we find that some of them, together with Davitt, established and joined the laud league organization with the intention by its means of bringing about the absolute independence of Ireland as a separate nation. The names of the respondents are: Alichaei Davitt, 2U. Harris, John Dillon, William O'Brien, W. Redmond, J. O'Connor, Joseph Condon and J. J. O'Kelly. Second. Weilcdthat the respondents did enter into a conspiracy by a system of coercion and intimidation to promote au agrarian agitation against tbe payment of agricultural rents for the purpose of impoverishing aud expelling from the country the Irish landlords, who wore styled the English garrison. Third. We find the charge that when, on a certain occasion, they thought it politic to denounce, and did denounce, certain crimes in public, they afterward led their supporters to believe that such denunciation was not sincere, is not estab-1 lisbed. We entirely acquit Parnell and | tbe other respondents of the charge of in-sincerity in then denunciation of the PbuinixPark murders, and wo liiul that the/(ic siinile letter upon which the charge s chiefly based as against Parnell is a forgery. Fourth. We find that the respondents did dissominate tbe Irish World and other newspapers tending to incite sedition and tbe commission of other crimes. Fifth. We find that the respondents did not directly incite any persons to the commission of crime other than intimidation, and that the consequence of that incitement were that erimcs and outrages were committed by the persons so incited; but we find that it bas not been proved that tbe respondents made payments for tbe purpose of inciting per&uus to commit crime. Sixth. We find as to tbe allegation that the respondents did nothing to prevent crime, and that they expressed no bona fide disapproval of crime, that some of tbe respondents, in particular Michael Davitt, did express dona fide disapproval of crime and outrage; but that the respondents did not denounce the system of ntimidation which led to the commission of crime aud outrage, but persisted in this abstention of denunciation with the knowledge of its effect. Seventh. We find that the respondents did defend prisoners charged with agrarian crimes and supported their families, hut it has not been proved that they subscribed to testimonials for, or were intimately associated with notorious criminals or that they made payments to procure the escape of such criminals from justice. Eighth. We Qnd as to the allegation that the respondents made payments to compensate persons wbo had been injured in tbe commission of crime, that they did make such payments. Ninth. As to tbe allegation that the respondent invited the assistance and co operation of, and accepted subscriptions of money from known advocates of crime aud the use of dynamite, we find that the respondent did invite the assistance aud co-peration of and accept subscriptions of | money from Patrick Ford, known as an advocate of crime and the uso of dynamite but it has not been proved that the respondents or any of them, knew that the Clan-na-Gael controlled tbe land league or was collecting money for the parliamentary fund; but it has been proved that the respondents invited and obtained the assistance and co-operation of the physical force party in America, including the Clan-na-Gael, and in order to obtain that assistance abstained from repudiating or condemning the action of that party. Beside these there remain three specific charges against Parnell personally: , That at the time of Kilmainham nego-tatiouH Parnell knew that Sheridan and | Boytou bad been organizing outrages, aud therefore wished to use them to put down outrages. Wo find this charge not proved. That Parnell was Intimate with the leading Invincibles,  that ho   probably learned from them what they were about wheu ho was relrased on parole in April, 1SS3, and that, he recognized the Phoenix Park murders as their handiwork. We know that there is uo foundation, for this chargo and that the Invisibles were not a branch of the Land League. That Parnell on January 23, 1883, by an opportune remittance enabled F. Byrno to escape from justice to France. We find that Paruell did not make any remittance to enable Byrne to escai e from justice. Regarding the two speoial charges against Davitt that he was a Fenian and assisted in the formation of tbe Lind League with money contributed for the purpose of outrage and crime; that he was in close and intimate association with the party of violence in America, and was mainly instrumental in bringing about an alliance bctweeu that party and the Parnellite and Home Rule party in America, we find it proved that Davitt, was a Fenian, and received money from the skirmish fund contributed for the purpose of outrage. This uot, however, for the formation of the Laud League itself, but for tbe promotion of agitation leading up to it. It has been shown that Davitt returned the money from bis own resources. We find also, that be, in such close and intimate association with the party of violence in America, was the mau maiuly instrumental in bringing about the alliance referred to. Here follow tho signatures of the judge?. LOCK HAVEN LOCALS. What Our .Reporters Overheard While on Their Daily Rounds, LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE   CITY Fata) Accident nt Beech Creek-Resolutions or Respect-A HIr" Tcr*-Ati Evening1 PI ensure - Pleano   Remember- Be*at Ity-lag * B:*nk-The MontoarsvUJe Paper Mill-Relief Corps Meet Id*. Another fatal accident occurred yesterday afternoon at the weigh scales of the Beech Creek railroad, near Beech Creek borough, by which young William Shaw, youngest son of Hugh Shaw, of Pine Creek township, lost hiB life, Mr. Shaw was a brakeruan on a coal train and while assisting to weigh the cars of his train was caught between tbe bumpers and crushed to death. When fouud he was in a standing position between tbe bumpers perfeotly dead. The accident occurred shortly after 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and the body was taken at once to Jersey Shore, near where the deceased resided. Lie was aged 34 years; married and leaves a wife and four small children. THE PARNELL COMMISSION. A Report ti the Bouse of Commons  Laid on the Table. London, Feb. 13.-The report of Judges tlanneo, Day and Smith, the special com mission to investigate the charges made by the 2lines against Parnollite members of tbe House of Commons, was laid on tho table in the House to-day by Right Hon. Henry Matthews, Secretary of State for Home affairs. The report of the commission occupies 102 pages. Each member of the House against whom charges were made is treated separately. The Judges find that tbe speeches made by many of tbe Parnellite members were intended to bring about a separation of Ireland from England and that ttio {speeches oi the others iu view of tbe state of the country were calculated to foment crime, as tho speakers must have kuown. will OUIl MAKV ACT ? Her Managers Fearful Tb�t She Is Goine to Ignore Contract". The announcement of the engagement of Misb Mary Anderson to young Mr. Navarro, of New York, has been followed by numerous stories, more or less contradictory, as to the bearing it would have on tbe coutract between her and Messrs. Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau, her managers. A suit for breach of contract was spoken of, followed by a denial from Mr. Schoffel that any such suit bad as yet been instituted. Mr- Abbey is at present in San Franoisco, but John II. Schoeffol was seen at the Gilsey House, New York, by a reporter of tho Tribune. "It is not true that wo have already begun suit against Miss Anderson," he said. "What we have done is to send her a friendly letter through our attorneys, formally asking her whether she intends to fulfil her contract with us for a twenty weeks' tour, beginning next December. If she replies in the negative, or ignores the letter, wo shall at once take action. Tho contract covered thrco engagements, extending over thrco seasons. The first, for twenty weeks, begun in December, 1SJS3, was broken by Miss Anderson's ill-ness at Washington, during the inauguration week. Tbe second, for a similar term, which would have opeued in December, IStf'J, was given up by consent. Tho third, also for twenty weeks, begins next December, and that we intend to stand by. "A short time ago Miss Andeison, iu a letter told us that her health was now pertcot, and it was agreed that she should early in January give ua formal notice of her intention to fulfill her engagement for 1890-01. We did not hear from her at the appointed time, and this fact, coupled with the story of her engagement to Mr. Navar-io, excited our apprehensions. We have aiuce written and cabled several times, but Mhe has not replied. If sho refuses to carry out hor engagement or ignores our attorneys* letter, we shall sue for damages, not only on the breach of contract, but for tho exj.ci.so, amouuting to 35,000, sustained by ua last >car on account of her illness. Wo paid the salaries of all her company and sent them home to England. I do not believe that Miss.Anderson will break her contract with us, her last words to Mr. Abbey being that he bad acted most generously aud that the firm should not lose a cent by her illness. "It is impossible for me to say now how much wo shall lose if Miss Anderson refuses to act,'' said Mr. Sehocflel incouolu-ticm, "hut the 3um will bo very largo, ad- , ded to which wu thall ouvH'jlvi-a bo involved in endless litigation." Killer Cor|.-h Meeting. The regular meeting of the W. R. C. will be held this evening at 7:15 at the usual placo. 1 An Even log's PIe�*are. Mr. Wrn. Markley, residing on Bald Eagle street, was agreeably surprised last evening by the employees of T. H. Har raou'H tobacco shop, and others, taking possession of bis house and the vacant one next door for the purpose of having a good time. Tbe participants, numbering about fifty, brought with them tbe necessary music and refreshments. After spending several hours dancing, playing games, eto. the guests were invited to tbe tables. This interruption did not in the least interfere with tbe enjoyment of the dancers, but rather added to it. At a late hour the guests departed, having spent a pleasant evening, and being pleased that the "surprise" to Mr. Markley was a success. Beautifying a Bank. The First National Bank is being beautified by tbe painters and paper hangers aud when they complete their work tbe First National will have one of tho finest looking interiors ot any bank iu this section of the State. The decorations of the room are to be something entirely new and will eclipse anything of the kind in this city. Tbe ceiling and side wall are to be in perfect harmony and tbe design is a very handsome one. Tbe paper was supplied by the Republican Book Store and came from tbe well known Now York man ufaoturera, tbe Robert Graves Co, Accomodating the Public. The new postmaster at liellefonte has introduced a number of progressive features iu the office for which he is receiving the thanks of the public in that place. The News says that the window at wbieh postage stamps can be obtained, and which formerly was kept closed while the mails were being assorted, is now kept open at all hours. Persons need not now wait an hour to obtain a stamp but can obtain them at once and go about other business. The MontourivIUe Paper Mill. The old paper mill at M on tours ville, a small town about three miles below Wil-Hamsport, which has stood idle for two years, has been purchased by a Boston party and will be put in operation in a Bhort time and on a larger scale than ever before. Heretofore ot-ly man ill a paper was made at this m\\\, but now wbite and colored, as well as news print, will be manufactured. The residents of Mon-toursvlllc are naturally much elated over the good news. PUNGENT  POT  pOCRI. A Miacellaueous Mixture of Sense and Nonsense Scissored and geribbled. How wmi the busy little bee Improve each shining minute! And sometimes, too. he has his fun, -Bin. friends, uon tyou benin it. Good words cost nothing, but they are worth very much! ThK worst resolution one can take is not to come to any. He in the wisest think himself so. man who does not A mo opportunity and a little act are as ill-mated as an elephant yoked up with a toad. 'And so Mr. Grimsby is dead. And, pray, what did be die of?" "Weil, J don't know for certain. Tbe Btohea one hear are so cod flic ting, you know. Some say bo died of homoeopathy, others declare it was allopathy, while others still think it was hydropathy; but between you and me, I suspect it was faith euro." It was a happy thought that sent Nelile Bly and Lizzie Bislaud around the world during the winter months. They did not have to stop to inspect spring bonnets. Ka/.zle-How do you like your new boarding place? Dazzle-Worst I've Btruck yet. The pudding to-day tasted like sawdust. Razzle-Well, sawdust is very fine board, I'm sure. I cab not Bee Wnatthere'Bln me To make you love me, love, said he. Then answered she Quite candidly, That's whai my friends all say to me. I never sausage weather," groaned the ground bog, craw ling back into its cage." It is tbe deeply in love lover who usually bas a pressing engagement. The slot machines are admirably adjusted for taking tbe cents of the community. Some of our exchanges are devoting considerable space to telling "How to eat an Orange." "Persons wbo nave been eating them with their cars sbould read it. A New Milfoiid girl baa made a wager with the young man to whom she is engaged that he cannot raise a respectable mustache within four months. It will tickle ber greatly if ehe wins, and more or less if she losses. A divorce lawyer, who used to be a sailor, refers to bis busineea aa the turning of tbe tied. Here is something for tbe ladies. A Florida woman bas a QOstume which is unique. Her gown ib trimmed with a seven ioch panel of rattlesnake skio, the ; polonaise having straps of tbe same akin, � and also the vest. She had a helmet hat ] trimmed with it and the uppers ot her shoes are of tbe same material. Her bus-band, It is said, has sworn off drinking. I LOCOMOTIVE BOILER BUBSTS The Accident Occurs on the P,. M. P. and T. B&ilroad Yesterday. A SPLENDID PERFORMANCE. TWO MEN KILLED AND OTHERS HURT Acted Like a Boomoraug. The uncalled for and ungontlamanly attack upon Joseph Grafius, Republican candidate for City Treasurer, placed in black faced typo at the bead of the looal column in the Democrat of Wednesday, did not appear yesterday. It acted like a boomerang aud made many votes for Grafius. Danclug nt Lockuort. Tho party given last eight at Smith's Hotel in Lookpoit was largely attended. Music for dancing was furnished by an orohestra, and tbe festivities were prolonged until an early hour this morning. Upwards of one hundred guests were present. Republican Comnit'lee Sleeting. A meeting of the Republican Vigiiaooe Committees of all the wards In tha city will be held this evening at 7:30 o'clock in the office of Aldciman Joseph Parsons, Water street. Every member iH requested to be proseut. A. L. Merrill, City Chairman. To View a Road. Ne*t Thursday the viewers appointed by tho court to view and report on tho proposed new road from Great Island bridge to Main street, will meet for tho purpose of making the view. The viewers arc Alderman Harris, Alderman Noble and It. C. Quigglo. SoMeuody turn to ns las' night, The dearest little midget; He's des as wee as he tan be; He turn all by higself, an' be Des laughs, an' cries, au' winks at me. An' keeps me lu a fldget. Tub burden of some arguments is so great that it makes the listDers tired. The fellow who carries his pocketbook in hiB hip pocket has money baak of bim. Whatever Providence has given us tbe faculty to do, he has given us the power to do. By not doing without tbe things we don't need we sometimes have to do without the things that we do need. Tim human mind pines more or less where everything is new, and is better for a diet of stale broad. Let your dealings with a stranger be moat carefully cousidered,aud tried friendship duly appreciated. Vanity keeps persons in favor with themselves, who are out of favor with all others. The trouble with a man oovering up bis tracks is tbat he makeB new ones in doing it. Tiik talent of suoeess is nothing more tbau doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do. Yk Imps of Hades, please prepare A bed or Iron thistles For ode who'll soon be wllb you there- The man who always whistles. The bridal party at a big cburoh wedding a few days ago was very late and tbe organist had his little joke by playing "Waiting, waiting." "Is bicycle riding falling off?" asks a correspondent. And a young man wbo has epeut some time in trying to learn thinks it is principally falling off. Ni.vb bridesmaids walking up the ohurch aisle three abroaat is a new idea for weddings, but this is a season when startling innovations are fashionable    "Tbe Galley Slave" to-night. While Under Pall SpMd the Boiler .or Locomotive Explodes, Scattering- Scald lag Water la Ever? Direction. Tearing Up the Track and Demolishing Several of the Gars. PitTsbtjro, Feb. 13.-Tbe boiler of a locomotive attached to a passenger train on the Pittaburg, McKeesport and Tough Igheny railroad, exploded this morning at Dougbl&ss Station, near West Newton. Nothing definite bas been received as yet aa to tbe number of persons killed and injured, aa Douglass Station is three miles from a telegraph office. It is reported, however, that five were killed and fifteen iujured, all Italians and Hungarians, who were unloading a oonstruotioo train when tbe explosion occurred. Later telegrams say that about 8:30 this morning tbe boiler of the locomotive exploded while in motion near Douglas Station on the Pittsburg, McKeesport and Yonghigbeny railroad, thirty miles south of here, killing one man and injuring four others.  Their names are: Killed-Charles Jenkins, flagman. In jured-John Ludwig, engineer; John Steadman, fireman; William MoKinley; brakeman, and George Rist, conductor, All will recover but possibly Ludwig, who was terribly scalded. Tbe engine bad taken a construction train, on whioh were i large number of Italians and Hungarians, seotion hands, to Douglas' Station, and was proceeding up the road with only the caboose, when the boiler exploded with terrific force, demolishing the engine aud caboose, tearing up tbe rails and scattering scalding water and pieces of boiler in all directions. The Ave men named were in tbe cab and caboose at tbe time, .but Jenkins was the only oue killed. The first news reached here reported from five to thirty Italians and Hungarians killed and injured aud a train with a corps of phyai cians was immediately dispatched to the scene. Fortunately tbe construction train was lying far enough away to prevent injury to the workmen. Later-William Ludwig, of the injured, bas died from his wounds. Resolutions of Beapect. Tbe following resolutions were passed yesterday afternoon, at a meeting by the ladies of the Missionary Society of tbe English Lutheran Church: Whereas, Divine Providenoe bas seen fit to remove from us by death Sister Meas Ely, an interesting member of our Society, Raolved, That iu her untimely removal we are brought to realize that in the midst of life we are in death and while we bow in humble submission to the Divine will we deeply mourn the loss of our dear sister. Resolved, That our deepest sympathy be extended to her bereaved family in tbeir sore aSiotion commending them to the love and sustaining power of oar Heavenly Father wbo doeth all things well. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the sorrowing family and tbat they be published in the daily papers. Mrs. Laura Ksightb, Mrs. Della Bbukoard, Mrs. Sallik Kamp, Committee. A Blgh Tea-Mrs. George W. Hippie entertained a large number of ber lady friends at tea yesterday, between 4 and T p. m. The handsome residence of the Hippies on West Church street was a scene of beauty during tbese hours, the parlor being filled with bright faces from representative families in this oity. An orchestra was stationed iu one of tbe rooms, and discoursed sweet music, and tbe refreshments served are spoken of as being elegant. Mrs. Hippie was assisted to receiving by her sister, Mrs. A. B. Olough, of Cbesa. ning, Mich., and her sister-in-law, Mrs. T. C. Hippie, of this oity. The tea was one of tbe most successful social events of the season. The Weather, A very decided depression, central yes. tetday north of Lake Huron, is advancing eostwardly. The rain of to-day is likely to be followed by clearing, colder weather on Saturday, and considerably lower tern. perature on Sunday. -. -- Afarr'ag*. Announcement. Cards are out for tbe wedding of Miss Clara May Geodell and Mr. William H. Koons. The ceremony will be performed in Trinity M. E. Church, at 7:30 p. m. on Thursday, February 27th. A Large Audience Delighted With Faust and Marguerite Last Might. "Tbe man with tbe opera glass" saw muoh to commend and nothing to condemn in "Faust and Marguerite" as presented by tbe Kittie Rboades oompany last night. It is certainly tbe banner production of tbeir extensive repertoire and was placed on the boardsjin a manner tbat would do credit to tbe more pretentions oompanies. Tbe costumes were historically correot and tbe stage mountings and settings all tbat could be desired. Beautiful and realistic scenery were Introduced in every act and it will be a long time before the patrons of the Opera House will bsve tbe opportunity of seeing another such performance at. the prices of admission charged by this company. Miss Rboades enlisted the sympathies of the large audience present^at onoe and it grew more marked aa the plot was unfolded. While tbe play is legendary and based on tbe age of tbe reformation; during which time Faust lived and the belief in the reality of tbe devil and his emmisaries as actual persons, manifesting themselves in bodily shape prevailed, wbo dare say it does not teach a wholesome lesson. The same scenes are being enacted to-day in our very midst Tbe young, beautiful, innocent "Marguerite" falls in love with her handsome "Faust," a servant of the Devil, who induces ber to give her mother a sleeping potion tbat they might further their love-making. The tempter appears, "Marguerite" sins,her downfall becomes known and the sleeping potion given ber mother proves to be poison. Her brother, returning from the army at the sad death of bis mother, is killed in aldael by tbe betrayer. Before dying he renounces his murderer and casts off his erring sister. Tbe scene ' in the dungeon ends the tragedy, with "Marguerite's" death and salvation, dosing w ith a beautiful allegorical tableau 'faith, hope and charity." To-night Bart ley Campbell's very successful play of "The Galley Slave." This is the last night bat one and a full house will doubtless be present; Matinee tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'olcok. The con-teat ovax tb.e two -watches grows in interest as tbe time shortens, and a number of big lists will be banded in at tbe matinee. The boy and girl having the greatest number of words made out of tbe name "Kit-tie Hboades" will be awarded tbe prizes. Death of a Little Boj. Elmer Welsfaans, the little fire yearold son of Mr. and Mrs. John Welsbans, died suddenly of oonvulBions tbis morning. Tbe funeral will take place Sunday afternoon; services to be held at tbe house No. 224, Clinton street. Mrs. A. B. Clough and daughter, of Uhesaning, Mich., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hippie. Mrs. dough is a sister ot the latter, Free Education, for Girls* A most praiseworthy movement is about to be set on foot by 1 he Ladies Borne Jour-nal of Philadelphia, It proposes to give to any young girl of 16 years or over who will send to it, between now and January 1st, 1891, the largest number of yearly subscriber;! to tbe Journal, a complete education at Vassar College or any other Amerioan college she may select. The education offered inoludes every branch of study, with every expense paid, the Journal agreeing to educate the girl irrespective of the time required or tbe expense involved. To this is also pinned a second offer which guarantees to any girl of 16 or over who will secure 1000 yearly subscribers before January 1st, a fall term of one year at Vassar or any other preferred college, with aU expenses paid, thus making it possible for any number of young girls to receive free educations at tbe best colleges. Any girl can enter into the competition, and any sueh can be thoroughly posted by simply writing to Z7te Ladies Some Journal at 43S Aroh Street, Philadelphia. The management says that it has been been led to its generous offers by the fact tbat there are thousands of parents throughout tbe country anxious to educate tbeir daughters, and yet wbo cannot afford the expense. This step helps to comparatively easy solution of the problem, sinoe it throws a free education into tbe bands of any bright and active girl. The Journal's movement is one tbat certainly cannot bee too highly commended and praised. Pleas. Remember That ice cream and cake will be served by the Young People's Missionary Society, of tbe Presbyterian Church, in the room formerly ocoupied by the W. C. T. U.-, tomorrow afternoon and evening. Ice oream is a luxury tbis mild and "Icelesa" winter, so prepare your pocket book for a visit to tbe young ladies, who will serve you with delicious cake and chocolate, banana and vanilla ice cream. A Board of Trade Sued. Tbe Board of Trade at Kane has been sued by the Medicated Tablet and Lozenge Company of Camden, N. J., because of a failure to take and pay for (10,000 worth of stock which it agreed to take if the faotory ot tbe company should be located there. Attention O.. A. R. An adjourned meeting of Jonn S. Bittner Post No. 122 G. A. R., will be held on Monday evening next, at 7 o'clock. As a matter in which every member of the Post is directly Interested will come bo-fore tbe meeting, all members should make it a point to be present on tbat night.   

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