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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 21, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania uettm EIGHTH YEA.lt-NO- 301. LOCK. HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS^ gfjrjggrj STRICKEN BRIDE KINSLOK IIKOTIIKKS---PPBL1SHKK8 CURRENT COMMENT. Kcs?fA bas 700 women doators. No wonder Vtie gtvp is pccuUav to that country. Sai.au Bekniiakdt has had a Passion play written for her, m which alio is to personate the Yirgiu Mary! What next? 51 us. Logan is running General Al^er for President. Ah 1892 is someway off, the distinguished widow is taken time by thft forelock with a vengeance. Bahnum, with the Greateet Show on .Earth and his pockets stuffed, is returning to America's shores to the tunc, "When Johnny Coined Marching Dome." Tns lligh.ee monument business has been a stupendous failure. The total collected from 153 school* oT the State was. only $135,65, and some of this the school boards ordered to be returned to the school. children. The Groom Expires From Heart Failure in His Newly Married Bride's Arms. THE STOKY OF THE STKIOKEN WIFE. The eyes of Henry M. Btauley are described as having a marvelous effect upon the wild Africans. It is said that "he first looks as if he were going to eat them and then, when they give in and do what he want?, he looks as if he had done so and were grateful to them for the meal.*' The city ol Atlanta has solved ihe ques tiou of provision for ficellen by taking out accident policies which will give eaoh member of the force $10 (.er week if dis abled by accident, and $1,500 to hie family in case of doath. The cost to the city is $1,400 annually. The example is a good one for larger places than Atlanta to imi tate. The Pope has refused to allow General Boulanger to be divorced from his wife, He wants to marry a woman to whom be owes $20,000. Marriage would cancej that debt, but it is only a small fraction of the great bero'a liabilities. The Catholic Church does not believe iu divorce except when a man like the great Napoleon demands it, and Boulanger is not yet a Napoleon of even the smallest kind. How to formulate a provision for the new tariff bill that would receive the support of the wool growers, who want more protection, and the carpet manufacturers, who want free wool, was a question of many difficulties, but it has been accomplished, it is said. It gives more freedom to the cheap grades, which the carpet men use, and it increases the duty on those higher grades of wool, competition in which the wool industry of the United States has most cause to fear. Whether the long and short haul clause in the Interstate Commerce act is responsible in any degree for the present de pressed condition of the agricultural interests in the West, is to be inquired into by !,be committee of the Senate on Interstate Commerce. Senator Paddock, of Nebraska, who takes great interest in the matter, says that in case the inquiry to be made developed the fact that it is injurious to the farmer, and its repeal cann ot be secured, he will then introduce a bill construing the section of [he act containing the long and short haul olause to authorize the Interstate Commerce Commissioners to so regulate the tariffs of the roads as to secure to the producer of food stuffs a reasonable price for his products. THE SUNNY SOUTH. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company*! Tour to JackaonvJllfl. Contrast carries strong and convincing argument, where eloquent and wordy dissertations fail- To-wit: When the tourists alighted iu Philadelphia and New York from the special train of Pullman vestibule cars, on which they had found a luxurious bome'en route from Jacksonville, their sun-bronzed, healthy faces, in contrast with thoBe of their home-Btaying relatives and friends greeting them, contained such ample proof of the tour's benefit, that conventional health inquiries were entirely unnecessary. The last of these tours has been appointed for Tuesday, March 4th. Tickets, $50 from New York and $48 from Philadelphia, include meals en route in both directions, Pullman accommodation, sleeping, drawing-room, and dining cars, and a privilege of a two weeks' stay in the South, amid the bios eomiDgs of tropical spring. From the encouraging patronage of the previous tours, 'twould be well for those desiring to avail themselves of these pop-alar personally conducted Pennsylvania Railroad enterprise?, to apply at once to &. W. F. Draper, TouriBt Agent, 840 Broadway, or W. W. Lord, Jr., Tourist Agent, 205 Washington Street, Boston. Caught Her Deceiver-A Youbk Lady Gives Clever Asilitance to Detectivei-The Eight Hoar Lew- Favorable Report on the Bill For the Adjuitoient of fay-Bate Ball Y�terday. Brainebd, Minn., Feb. 20.-The story of a widow of half a marriage night is the sensation of the city of the Pines this morning. Last night was set for the marriage of Miss Li Hie Bean, daughter of a North Side widow, to J. B. Ulmer. The latter was yard train clerk of the Northern Pacific. The ceremony was performed about 8 o'clock, and after an evening spent in the usual felicitous manner with guests and friends the twain said (rood night and retired. Another conple, who had been brides maid and groomsman to the bappy couple, were just retiring when there was a wild scream in the chambers above, to which the bridal pair had retired. Again and again the cry was repeated, with hurry of soft feet overhead, and then a rush of a female figure down the stairway, with moans and calls fearful to be heard and never to be forgotten. Then open flew the stair door, and there was the bride, wto but a short time before was so radiant in snowy bridal night raiment. She sprang through the door and fell almost into the arms of ber sister bridesmaid. "O, God! go quick! Jimmy is dead; Jimmy is dead," was all they could understand of the mournful cries she uttered, as she swooned in her sister's arms. From various chambers swarmed members of the family and guests not yet departed, all filled with consternation surrounding the stricken form. the bribe leads the way to the dead. When the groomsman started to lead the way to the bridal chamber above, the girl revived, sprang to thejhallway and, taking the lamp in her band, led the way. It was a small room. The bridal chamber was wierdly lighted by a lamp turned only partly up- The bride, with her hair wildly streaming, threw herself upon an inanimate form upon the bed. No response was made to her endearing oall3 or to efforts begun by those now surrounding to bring him to life. The groom was dead. He seemed in a natural sleep, all efforts to restore him were not discontinued pending the arrival of physicians sent for, but even under every effort at restoration the body grew into the stark stiff signs of death. death due to heart disease. Then the horror stricken bride, who lingered still in her night robes, was removed from ber dead. Dr. Groves, the surgeon summoned, stated that death had resulted from paralysis of the heart, probably the result of nervous strain or shook coming upon a weakened heart. It seems that about Christmas time the deceased was taken with la grippe, and although he had been confined to the house but a short time, bad not fully recovered. tue bride's story. The stricken bride, In giving an account of the affair, said that it was exactly 11 o'clock when Bhe aud her newly-made husband went up stairs, saying "good night" and "good by." When at last we were alone," she said, " James was only usually fond and endeariog, when our night toilets were prepared and we retired be kissed me and said, "Good night," turning to one side from me. Almost instantly a strange, awful sound escaped from his lips which startled me, It waa like a smothered cry from nightmare. 1 sprang up, endeavored to raise him, failing, 1 fled, and you know the rest." The bride of this horrible experience is medium-sized br iinette, inclined to plumpness, with bbek hair, large dark eyes, a realty handsome face and good form. She is 19 years of age. A DOUBLE EXECUTION. Phi la Two Murderers Swnoft- Off �1el|thla Yesterday. Philadelphia, Feb. 20.-Jacob Schoop and Thomas J. Cole were banged together in the Moyamensing prison this morning The drop fell at 10:04 o'clock. Schoop was hanged for the murder of Anton Schilling and Cole's execution was for the murder of Walter McAllister. Promptly at 10 o'clock the doors lead ing to the convict's corridor, in which the cells of the two men were located, were opened to admit the sheriff's officers, jury and others entitled by law to witness the execution. Schoopo, whose cell was nearest the door, was placed at the head of the line, his spiritual adviser, Hev. Or. Schroeder, walking beside him. When the procession reached Cole's cell he stepded out aooompanied by Father Master son and two other priests. The scaffold, which had been erected about half way down the long corridor, was Boon reached and the men quickly mount ed the Bteps. Black caps were placed over their beads, tho rope adjusted and their bands pinioned behind their backs in short order. Neither man uttered a word or showed a visible sign of nervousness, and inside of three minutes from the timeof the starting of the procession Schoop and Cole were dangling from the ends of roprs with broken necks. The sheriff's physicians say that death was instanteous, the necks of both men being broken by the fall. Cole's heart ceased beatiog in 15 minutes, while Sohoop's heart pulsated 2� minutes longer. After hanging 25 minutes the bodies were out down. The remains of Cole will be turned over to his relatives, who will give him a Christian burial. Schoop leaves no relatives who will be able to take an interest in bim aud his body will be turned over to the State anatomical hoard. Ground to Pieces. Wednesday night the remains e(a man were found scattered along the tracks of the Philipsburg branch of the Beech Creok railroad between Hawk Hun and Philipsburg. It is thought that a special train conveying railroad officials over the road arrack the man, who was mangled beyond recognition. The Pay of Enumerator!, Census enumerators will be paid as fol lows: For every living person, two cents; for every death two cents; for every firm, tWttaly.fivc centB; for every factory, thirty cents; for eaoh veteran or veterans widow, five cents. In speoial caBes an enumerator may be paid by the day, not to exceed $5. The coBt of taking the cen sns of 1880 was over $2,000,000, and the next one Is estimated at fifteen million larger than in 1880. The work of enumerating will be done during the month of Juno next. The Oeutile'b Celebrate. Salt Lake City, Fob. 20.-Politics closed hero for the season by a grand torch light parade aud fire works in honor of the Gentile's city administration, which took place last night. There were upwards of 1,000 men In linp, and the party ascended Ensign Peak aud had bonfires there and burned lights. It was a brilliant close of the campaign. Guard Against Small-poi. The following is a copy of a circular letter received by the Board of Health of this city: State Board of Health, Executive Office, 1535 Pinest. Philadelphia, Feb. 20tb, 1SO0. To ilic Board of Health: I have received information from the Secretary of the State Board of Health of Connecticut, that small pox now exists at five different points in the central portion of that state. The infected towns are Windsor Locks, Woodstock, Water bury* East Windsor and Meriden. Many persona have been expoaod to the contagion in consequence of the fact that individuals suffering from the disease have been allowed to travel in public conveyances. It is, therefore, recommended that all persons who may have occasion to visit the region indicated take the precaution to be vaccinated before, leaving home. Tbe disease has also been officially reported during the past two weeks from tho slates of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Massachusetts. Health officers in Pennsylvania, and especially in the western part of the state, should, therefore, be on the look out for sporadic cases. Benjamin Lee, Sect'y State Board of Health. A Pleasant Surprise. Last night about seventy-five of our young people assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carson, East Park street, bent on surprising their daughter, Miss Bert Careon, andsucceeded most admirably. It proved to be a most delightful social gathering, and tho eventing was spent in pleasant pastimes usual | on such occasions. When the proper time arrived a most elegant supper was served, j composed of all tho good things imaginable. The pleasures of the evening were continued until an early morning hour, when the guests retired to their homes with beat wishes f.>r their host, and a return of more such enjoyable evenings. A Sunday Hull. The public generally and business men particularly will be pleased to learn that hereafter Erie mail that arrives in this oity at 7:58 a. tn., daily, will carry mail ou Sunday. It will be disposed of in the same manner and at tho same time at the usual hour for opening of tbe post office on Sunday. The P. O. on the 22d. The carriers will make but one delivery of mail on to-morrow. (Washington's Birthday) and that will be after the arrival of the Erie morning mall. The delivery window wilt bo open from 0:30 to-10:30 a. m. and from 5 to ti p. m. ttelleionte Wants Free Delivery. Efforts are being made to seen ro the free delivery system for ISeWefonte. The receipts of tho office are said to bo tho required amount, and it is thought that tho system will bo established at an eaily date. tirand l>rawioK. The grand drawing of prizes for the benefit of Hope Hose Company will take place to-morrow evening at the engine house on Grove street. The drawing will come off at 8 o'clock. A (.Hiiub Atlilfl, A 'dugout" car.oo passed down tho liver adrift eaily this morning and weut over the dam. The craft came from some point up river and tho owner no doubt regrets its loss. AS YOU LIKE 'EM. Items Quickly and Correctly Penciled by Oar Beporter.s LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE 0IIY Death ot Mtft. S. M. Mulcrn-A mood-Literary Society Anniversary-More Ice Cream and Cake-To Members or Company H-When Andrews Will Hang-Grand Drawing. Mrs. Delila Masters, wife of S. M. Masters died lost night at 8:35 p. m., aged 40 years, after a brief illness. Mrs. Slasters waa born near ShickBhinny, Luzerne county, and was one of a family of twelve children. In 1861 she was married to 8. M. Masters and fourteen years of their married life has been spent in this city Her husband and thieo children are left to mourn her death. The children are Warren, Archie and Genie. She has six broth-ers and one sister living, the latter being tbe wife of Rev, <i. M. Larned, of Central Penn'a M. E. Conference. The brothers are Ber. L. C. Ben scoter, pastor of Mount Union M. E. Church; Hiram Benscoter, who resides on the old homestead at Shick-shiuny; W. L Benscoter, of Detroit, Michigan; C. C. Benscoter, Esq., Brookville, Pa., and Wilbur B. Benscoter, of Wilkes-barre, and C. A. Benscoter, assistant general pas.ienger agent of tho E. T. V. Ga. U. U., and restdiag at Ktoxville, Tenu. Mrs. Masters was a devoted wife, an affectionate mother aud an earnest christian woman having been connected with the M. E. Church from childhood. The funeral services will be held at the famUy residence, East Bald Eagle street, Sunday afternoon at -i o'clock. On Monday morning the remains will he taken to Shickshinny, Luzerne county for iuterra ent in the family burying ground at Fairview." Hanglus Boom. The Work of hanging the boom was begun yesterday morning and last night the boom was in position from the Island to the head. Otfing to the cold weather the work has been suspended until another thaw comes. P. H. McNerncy has charge of tho boom this year, and states that an effort will be made to sort tbe logs as fast they come in this spring. The logs intended for Williamsport mills will be turned out and only Lock Har?n logs held. A much larger force of men will be put on than were employed heretofore, and consequently a larger stock of logs will be secured for the Lock Haven mills. Literary Society Anniversary. Tho Young Folks Literary Society of the Reformed Church will celebrate its third anniversary to uight iu the basement of the churoh. The exercises will commence at 7:30. Admission 15 and 10 cents. The following program will rendered: Music...................................Germ an la Orchestra Recitation..........................Miss Muble Thomas Duett.....Misses Annie Shultz andMattle Furl Select Reading........................Miss Mary Dubler Cornet Duett.........Messrs, Benuel aud MarlsAey Dialogue-"Pain in tUeside." Music.................................Germania Orchestra Recitation...................................We sly Wagner Song...................................................Mr. Miller I JaloyutJ-"How TUey Kept a Secret." Music..................................Germanla Orcuestn Itcrary Journal.................Miss Clara Wagner PITNGCNT POT POUR I. More Ice Cream and Cake* The Voung People's Missionary Society of tbe Presbyterian Church were not prepared last week to supply all who came for their delicious ice cream and cake. They have gone to work and will be prepared to wait on their friends again tomorrow, Saturday evening, at the room lately occupied by the W. C. T. U., corner of Main and Grove street. Be sure to enjoy the treat. To Members ot Co. II. The members of Co. II. 12th Reg. N. G. P. will meet at their armory Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 1890, at 6 p. m., to attend Divine service at the Reformed church. The men will he in light marching uniform, with overcoats if necessary. By order of George A. Bkown, Attest: Captain. Jacob Waterman. 1st Serg't. When Andrews will liana*. Word was received iu Bcllefonte Wednesday night that Wednesday, April 9th will bo the date fixed by Governor Beaver for the execution of Albert Andrews. Tho official document announcing the date has not been received, but there is little doubt that April 0th will bo the day of his execution. The Murderer's Body. The body of W. S. Hopkins, who was hung at Bellefonie yesterday passed through this city last night enroute for Rochester, N. Y., where interment uf tho remains will be made. J. Burt Hopkins, a brother, and Gcorgo Baker, a brotlier-iu-law of Hopkins, accompanied tho remains. Sir. G. T, Mattel u, a pleasaut and agreeable gentleman from Bcllefonte spent yesterday in this city. A Miscellaneous Mix tar* of Sense and Nonsense Scissored and Scribbled, Tls better to give than receive, no doubt, As a rule, in the way matters go, Except In tbe matter of ftlsalng, and then It's a stand-off- as far as we know. An exchange, commenting on the fact that an Allentown girl on her way home at eleven o'clock at night was stopped by a man and half frightened to death, says ; "A woman who stays out so late at night ought to be seared; and tbe man who does ft lenders her and the community a good service." TnK more or less Reverend Sam Jones is going to take to farming at Eminence, Kentucky. Bank President-"I like young Stylo and I would like to make him cashier, but his character--" Director-"Not bad,. I hope?" President-"I know absolutely nothing about it, one way or ihe other." Director-"Couldn't you persuade him to run for some petty political office?" Miss Esmeralda Longcoffin-Hostetter McGinnis, it ib outrageous the way yon treat me." Hostetter McGinnis-"What's up now, Esmeralda?" Esmeralda-*'Yoa are engaged to me, but you flirt w itb Birdie McHeuuepin." Hostetter-"Becalm, Esmeralda, be calm. I'm going to go bank on that other girl too." There is iee in Greenland 6,000 feet thick," read Mr. Mumble in bis evening paper. "That's just the way!" comment ed bis wife. "1 suppose it's so oold there that they don't need it either." Brown-"Those were miserably small potatoes you sent up. You told mo many of them would weigh a pound.11 Jenks- Yes; but I didn't say haw many it would require to weigh a pound." Laura-"Auntie, would I be justified in writing to a young man who has never written to mt?" Auntie-"Only on very important business, my dear." Laura- Well, this is business. I want to marry him." Farmer Squash-head (observing a metropolitan daily on the oounter of a village store)-"What! Ain't that air paper busted up yet? Why I quit taking it fifteen years ago." Watermelon seeds were found in an Egyptian tomb that was over 3,000 years old. There was no doubt about their being watermelon seeds, becaise tbe mummy was all doubled up. Small Son-"Pa, what U & bachelor,?" Henpecked Husband-"A bacheler is a man who has resisted all endeavors on the part of a woman to make his life miserable tbroueh marriage." Tiieatre Goer-"The love scene in your play isn't half so natural as it used to be. The same people do it too. Manager-"Yes; but the lovers were married during their last vacation." There is no date from beginning to end in the Bible. It comprises some sixty documents, and is supposed to have been written by about forty men; fifty-four miracles are recorded in the Old and fifty-one in the New Testament; total, 105. The shortest verse in the Old Testament is "Remember Lot's Wife." There is one in tho New Testament as abort as John x.. 35 in point of words, but not in letters, viz.: Thessalonians v. 16, Rejoice evermore." Thou there are two chapters in the Bible alike verbatim, and one book, Esther, In which the Deity is not mentioned. Young Lady (to young man who has kissed her) "That's very singular, sir." Young man-"Ah! Well, allow me to make it plurall" This morning was a grand winter morn. MARRIED BY TELEPHONE, Two Operator! Get Spliced Por Tun and Find it a Binding Joke. A rOOLISH JUSTICE IN TB0UBLE Hionle Worlejr, of Sontn. Bend, and Frank Middleton, orMlcblf an City, Put In Th.lr Nlchta Courting by Electricity-A Pro-jHMal. Acceptftnca and Wedding Follows -Now For a Divorce. Lapohte, Feb. 20.-Minnie Worley, aged twenty-two, a telephone operator at Soatb. Bend, and Frank Middleton, aged twenty-live, in a like position at Michi gan City, became acquainted over the vita during their night watches. Finally Mid dleton proposed in fun that they he married by telephone, and Minnie consented, A Michigan City Justice was called and performed the legal oeremoney, but without tbe necessary State license. This occurred last week and passed off as a joke. Now eminent legal counsel pronounce the marriage legal aud binding, aud say Justice Dibble is liable to imprisonment for performing the ceremony without tbe necessary license. Tbe groom will go to South Bend to see his bride, and divorce proceedings will probably be instituted unless they agree to live together. CAUGHT BEE DECEIVER. 11IE GOVERNMENT'S OLD CANNON. A Toonjc Lady Give* Clever AstllUnce to Detectives. Lansing, Mich., Feb. 20.-While vis iting in Middleport, New York, recently, Miss May Brezee, of Bath, Clinton county, this State, fell in love with Joseph Piatt, of the former place. Upon his representing himself as wealthy and unmarried, she eloped with bim to Canada. Shortly Miss Brezee made a visit to Bath, where she discovered Piatt was wanted in Ne York for embezzling $1,400 from Mb employers. She immediately set about assisting the New York ofiioerB in their �{ forts to oapture ber deceiver. She wrote bim that she was sick at Bath, and desired him to come to her at once. When he arrived at Bath last night. response to her summons, be was promptly arrested. He passed through Lansing this morning in charge of an officer on his way to New York. THE EIGHT HOUR LAW. Favorable Beport on the Bill for the Ad-Jostsnent of Pay. Washington, Feb. 80.-By a vote of seven to three tbe House Committee on Labor to-day autborized a favorable report on the bill providing for an adjustment of tbe accounts of laborers, workmen and mechanics, under the eight hour law, The bill provides that an; laborer, work man or meohanio who has been employed by the government since June 25, 1868, when the eight hour law went into effeot, shall be paid for each eight hours he has been employed tbe full price of a day's work. All claims for labor performed in exoess of eight hours per day are referred to the court of claims for adjudication upon that basis. Tbe bill was reported favorably during that Congress but failed in the House. Sleds and skates are being unearthed by the children. The sale of blankets and overcoats are on the inorease. Huitnv along the congealed juice for the spriug's ice men. "How do I look in my new ball dress, Johu?" awked a younir wife. *'Ou, you look beautiful," replied tbe youog husband; "but you are wrong in asking how you look in it." "Why?" "Because you are head aud shoulders out of it." Little Brother (whose sister is playing cards with agentlemau)-"Mr.Smiler docs Minnie play cards well?" Mr. Smiler -"Yes; very well indeed." Little Brother-"Then you had better look out. Mamma said if she played her oards well Bbe would catch you." Moses ScinMncito, Jn- "Vader, a sheutlomau vauts to know if dot unshrinkable undershirt dou't shrink a leedle, any-vay." Moses Souamburg, Sr.-"Does dot shirt Ot bim?" "No: it vas cbooat a leedle too big." "Of course it vill shrink. Vy don't you haf some heads for bishness?" LivEitTMEN are busy sleighs and buffalo robeB, dubting their Three Miners Meet Death. Aspen, Col., Feb. 20.-Shortly after midnight, while Martin and Hugh Bainerd, brothers, were working iu the Mollie Gibson mine, the scaffold upon which they were standing gave way, both men falling .to tbe bottom of the shaft, a distance of 150 feet. Both men were instantly killed. About the same hour James Lyons, a miner working in Homestake mine, was instantly killed, bis brains being knocked out by a piece of rook falling 400 feet and striking him upon the head. The Next Hangman's Day. April tfth. Harbisbubo, Feb. 20.--Governor Beaver baa signed the death warrants of William H. Bartholomew, Northampton county; Zaoh. Taylor, Green conutj; William H. Smith, Allegheny oounty, and Alfred Andrews, Centre county, who are to be hanged on Wednesday, April 9th. Kudy and Jaoobs, the Lanoaster county murderers, have been respited to April 9th, their case being before tbe board or pardons. Fire at Baltimore. Baltimobe, Feb. 20.-The briok warehouse, 306 North street, occupied by Samuel G. Crocker, wholesale grain, feed and flour commission merohant, was burned at 9:30 tbis morning. Loss $15,000; partially insured. Evekyv.ody looks fresh and happy, except the constitutional growler. .VlLLIAMSI'onv Qrit this week will contain a full illustrated account of tho banging of Seely Hopkins. Buv Sunday Grit this week. The Carnegie Library Dedicated. Pittsdceo, Feb. 20.-The formal dedi-catiou of the Carnegie free library of Allegheny took place this evening, and the institution was declared open by Presideut Harrison. Tons of Usflegg Ordinance That Crowd Navy Yards. "If the government could dispose of all its old cannon, which for a century has been accumulating in both the Army1 and Navy, it would bave bad a marked -effeot on tbe iron trade of the country," said a Pittoburg iron man to the Chicago Eeratii. "Did you ever," he continued, "try to estimate how many tons of iron have been put into the old-fashioned ordnance in the past century? Well it goes way up into the millions. The forts and arsenate throughout the country are filled with heavy and obsolete cannon. At every navy yard there are huge 'gun parks,' in wbicb*are stored all the old guns that once armed all the frigates and linc-of-battlo ships of early days. In these 'parks' too are all the heavy ordnance of the Civil War period-something over four thousand pieces, weighing from three to sixteen tons each. Every one of these guns are useless in these days of steel and heavy armor. Now what can the Government do with them? Strange to say, nothing. There they will lie and lie till doomsday unless some genius will invent some way of breaking them up so that they can be transported to and bandied at the iur-naoes. Think of it, millions of tons of old ordoauoe lying utterly useless to anybody. "But why can't they be broken up?" ' 'Idon't wonder that a person who has never given tbe subject any thought should ask that question. It does seem funny, but snob is the fact. No way has yet been discovered to break up these guns so that their iron can be made available in the furnace. Some years ago, when Secretary of tbe Navy Robeson was selling all the Navy rubbish he could get his hands on, he made an effort to sell some of the old guns then lying at the Philadelphia yard. A Pittsburg Iron firm thought it would be pretty obeap iron, and as tbe 91m didn't take into consideration tbe difficulties ahead, it bid for and got something like two hundred tons of these old cannon for about half a cent a pound. By the terms of the sale the buyers were to remove the guns at their own expense. Ttey started in to do tbis first by breaking up the pieces. Alas! heavy Bledges, gnn-powder, dynamite, even, could do nothing with them. A few were split open by the use of dynamite but they were in a worse condition then to remove than ever. Wearied, disgusted, and convinced that they had made a bad purchase, tbe firm at last left the guns to their fate and pocketed the loss. If anybody will devise a plan by which this great mass of metal can be easily and oheaply broken up and removed to the iron furnaces of the ooun-try, he will make � nice thing of it by buying old guns at a quarter of a cent a pound and disposing of them to the iron furnaces." News from Renovo. From the Record. The civil engineerscof the Hornelsvllle railroad company bave completed their survey from Coudersport to Westport. It is rumored that the new railroad will not stop at Wectport, but cross the Susquehanna river at that point and tap tbe coal fields of Clearfield. A kiln of 70,000 fire briok, was completed last week at the brury's Run brick works, owned by Messrs. Roberts and Sullivan. They have been inspected by a number of persons capable of judging the quality of fire-brick, who unite in pronouncing them the finest ever manufaot- ^ ared in tbe county. The firm will turn out another kiln next week. They have orders for all the fire brick they can make. The handsome satin qnilt made by Mrs. R. M. Messimer, president of the Woman's Relief Corps, assisted by the ladies of that charitable organization, was taken to tbe recent Shamokin meeting of tbe G. A. R. Department Encampment, where a contest was made on it between the friends of the Erie and Brookville Soldiers Homes. One hundred aud seventeen dollars and sixty-three cents were realized by the contest. The Erie Home won the quilt. Tbe quilt is a beautiful one. It has a deep border of black satin, with center handsomely embroidered with flowers. The contributions made by tho Iieuovo Relief Corps to the Brookville Home amounts to $150.00. Four Children Perish. Kingston, Feb. 20.-Tbe dwelling of John Liustou was burned last night. Four ohildren were burned to death in bad. Mr. Linston was so badly burned that be will probably die, and Mrs. Liuston had her leg broken in jumping from a window with a baby In ber arm. The infac. was not injured. Three other children were rescued. Base Ball Yesterday. Aicksohville, Feb. 20.-Chicago 8, pHUd9tpbl�3. The Billiard Toarnaineat. New Yoke, Feb 20.-The first game in the handicap billiard tournament in which ! Slosson and Sehaefer are to play 14 inch balk line, against the 8 inch balk lines of all the other players, took place to-night. The game was played between Sohaefer and Heiser, and resulted, Sohaefer 500, Heisor, 322,

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