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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 24, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                EIGHTH YE AB-NO. 303. LOCK HAVEN. FA., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1890. ri�C.E-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOE IJKOTHKKS - - . l'UItLISUKUS CURRENT COMMENT. Kentucky is after ibe West Virgiui, IIat.fie fa, who are wanted fur use on the gallows and in the State prisons. Th> Democratic majority in We^t Virginia is in danger of being reduced. With the public debt increasing at th rate of gu*j to two buudred million a year, France cannot be said to be in good fioan cial health.   This increase is not the least of the dangers that menace the Republic Lice Kip Van Winkle's drink, Charles R. Buckalew don't count with the Demo crats, although for forty years he has been their beat authority on constitutional questions. Mr. Buckalew has thus far been a steady supporter of Speaker Reed's decisions.   _ Ice from 10 to 15 inches thick is being out in large quantities in Northern New York. Thereiore the city will not want for the cooling element. Our country covers too many degrees of latitude to permit any danger to the people from heat or coJd.       _ Saraii Bernhardt will soon appear in a "sacred drama," written under hec direction, in which she will personate the Virgin Mary. Of course it is a French production, and it is easy to see how it is likely to approach ground forbidden to the stage. The Iron Age expresses the belief that there is at band another raise in the demand for iron and stetl "Viewing the situation generally/' it says, "it is difficult to escape the conclusion that it has in it the elements of a steady market for the near future, with the possibility of a renewed use." Congressman Bccealew does not appear to be as great a favorite with the Democratic leaders of Pennsylvania as formerly. As a constitutional lawyer he has fallen-and all because be has supported Speaker Heed in his rulings. He will no longer have a standing in the Demagogue synagogue. The Grant 3Ionumenfc Association of New York are making progress in a peculiar way. They have just paid premiums amounting to 3,500 for designs, not one of which has been approved. Sixty-five designs were offered, but only five, not one of which was acceptable, received premiums. SrEAKiNG of her contemplated appearance in the role of the Virgin Mary, Bernhardt sayB: "I intend learning this role of an absolutely perfect woman by leading an austere life for several weeks and so force myself to believe that I am a simple country maiden." Fancy Sarah as an absolutely perfeot woman, a simple country maiden! The Forepaugh Show Sold. The executors of the estate of the late Adam Forepaugh sold the entire show, plant and title, to James E. Cooper, of Philadelphia, on Saturday. Mr. Cooper was associated in the show business for many years with James A. Bailey, now of llarnum & Bailey, under the firm name of Cooper ifc Bailey. One of the famoas achievements of the Cooper & Bailey show was its three years' tour of the world. The start was made at San Francisco in the Autumn of '70. The Bbow will be conducted by Mr. Cooper under its present title, and will be under the direct personal management of Adam Forepaugh, Jr., and John Fore paugb, sou and nephew of the deceased Adam Forepaugh. The English syndicate which was said to have bought the property, is now reported to have been outbidden by Mr. Cooper. READY FOR A VOTE. Putting in  the   Big  Licks World's Fair. for the A LIVELY SUNDAY AT WASHINGTON The Workers for the Four Competiug Cities Snare ao Tim� for Prayer or Sermon, Bat Go In Tooth and Nail ami Drive the plcdgorf an Veil as Unpledged Congress-tnen Well Nigh to Detraction. Washington, Feb. 23.-This has been the liveliest day of rest the town has known for years. The delegates of the four competing cities for the World's Fair were up bright and early this morning, and all set to work hammer and tongs. It was the last chance before the vote tomorrow, and it has been put to the best use possible. Every member in town has been seen and aTgued with, the pledged as well as the unpledged. Chicago seems to bo steadily on the rise, and to-night some of her workers are claiming 120 votes on the first ballot. This is putting it a little high, but there is no doubt but that she will have a substantial lead. The New York men have worked today like beavers. She has a great advantage in suot men as Cbaunoy M. Depew and ex-Secretary Whitney. Representative Baker got back from Philadelphia at C o'clock, and during the evening has been visited by a worker from all the four competing cities. Of course every one knew he would vote for New York, but the other towns wanted him to pledge his vote to them whenever it became evident that Now York was out of it. Such baa been tbe experience of evary Coo- , gressman. The story about a big pile of Chicago j boodle being on tbe way here for use to-morrow morning baa done that city great harm, and tbe wavering members will now be afraid to go over to that city at the last moment. The site may be selected to-morrow, bat it is more likely that a dead-lock will ensue which will require'several days or a week to break. upon tbe sofa on which he had been reclining. It was 12:30 o'clock, when a servant found him in this condition. Dr. Morris Asche, the family physiciau, was Immediately called, and pronounced the trouble angina pectoris, heart disease. The patient was revived somewhat, and remained conscious, but be subsequently had renewed attacks at the heart, and realized that his end was near. Boon there gathered at his bedside his only son, William Waldorf Astor, Mrs. William Waldorf Astor, and Miss Zalla Gibbs, the sis ter-iu-law of the dying man. His only brother, William, is in Europe. They remained at the bedside through tbe night, and until the end came, early in tbe morning. LIQUOR HIS DOWNFALL. AS YOU LIKE 'EM. Breezy Items   Quickly   and  Correctly Penciled by Oar fieporters. LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE   CITY CONGHESSIONAL FORECAST. Special Meeting!, There will be special meetings held in the Baptist church each evening this week. Services will  comraeuce at 7:30 o'clock. All are cordially invited. PKNCILINGS. list again PERSONAL C. R. Qearhart is ou tbe sick to-day. Miss Julia Sloan is visiting friends in Wiiliamsport. Clair E. McCloskey spnnt Sunday with Wiiliamsport friends. aiisB Gussio Hoppes, who has been visiting Miss Hannah Mingle, has returned to ber homo at WiUiamsport. Editor Grier, of the Jersey Shore Vidette. accompanied by his friend Schell Dingier, of that place, were visitors in the city yesterday. Robert Sbaw, of Pino Creek township, was elected last Tuesday to serve bis fourth term as Justice of the Peace in that township. Hal W. Moore and his mother, will le&76 Lock Haven, tomorrow morning for West Superior, Wis., whore they will reside in the future. The Misses Follmer, who have been visiting in (bis city for some time as tbe guests of Hon. S. Woods Caldwell and family, returned on Saturday to their homes at Milton. After the World's ralr Will Come Contested Elections. Washington, Feb. 23.-Balloting for a Bite for the World's Fair will begin in the House to-morrow. This will be followed by the consideration of the contested election cases, and the committee on elections ill call up tbe West Virginia contest of Atkinson vs. Pendleton, Arkansas case, and Featberstone vs. Cote, which will probably occupy most of the remainder of the week in their disposition. In the Senate it is thought the calendar will be cleared of bills for public buildings bridge bills and private pension bills. Evarts has given notice that he will call up the resolution "declaring that it is competent for tbe Senate to elect a president pro tero., who shall hold ibe office uring tbe pleaeure of the Senate." Thin will doubtless provoke a discussion of con-stitutionsl power. The resolution was approved by tho caucus of Republican Senators last year, but it was seriously combatted there by a large minority. It will, however, be adopted, and tho Senate, it is understood, will choose Senator lu galls to preside duiing tho absence of Vice President. Morton, who, with bin family, will start for Florida March 8th, to ha absent a month. THE CONTESTED ELECTIONS. Ex-Cash lor   Kaahton   Finally   Ends   life Career bj Shooting fHuUelf. Philadelphia, Feb.23.-Willie Rush-tou, until recently assistant cashier of tbe Farmers' and Mechanics' National Bank, committed suicide last night at a house on Twelfth street, above Callowbill. Some time ago the bank officials noticed that Rush ton had become careless in his work, and that be wan drinking heavily. Tbe man was warned that be must cease or eave tbe institution. Instead of ieforming, his habits grew worse, and about a month ago he was permitted to resign. It would seem as if tbe man, had continued on bis spree, aa be was iutovicated when he reached Nelly Beach's houso last night, where tbe tragedy occurred. Bush ton visited the bouse about noon yesterday. He was almost a wreck from l the effects of a long spree. He was put to bed and slept soundly until 6 o'clock, when bo awoke, but soon relapsed into sleep again. Shortly before 11 oVlock last night the inmates were startled by the report of a pistol shot in Rushton's room. Four other shots followed in quick (succession. When tbe police entered the room Rushton was found dead with an ugly bullet hole in his bead over bis right ear. Saturday Night's Flre-Coart Proceedings- Vaccination Recommended-The Weath er-Examining School Furniture-Tho Mill Hall PoHtofHcA-Other Late Local New*. About 11 o'clock Saturday night a slight blaze was discovered in the stable of W. H. Brown, Esq., and the alarm was at onoe summoned. The fire companies responded promptly, but tbe fire waa extinguished without tbe servioes of the fire men. The fire was discovered in its poipienoy, which was fortunate. Had tbe dames gained headway before being discovered a disastrous aouflagatioQ might have resulted. Tbe fire was undoubtedly of incendiary origin. A Storm of Abuse From  the  Democratic Press. Washington, Feb. 23.-The determination of tbe majority in the House to control that body brought out a storm of abuse from the Democratic press. Many of them claimed that there watt no necessity for such extreme measures, aud that the Republ leans bad a hidden object. Tbat object they said was to unseat every Democrat whose seat was contested. The utter falsity of this claim has already been demonstrated by the report of the Elections Committee on the contested case of Threut against Clarke, in the fifteenth Alabama district. Tbe contestant is a colored man and a Republican, but tbe members of the committee unanimously declared his case without foundation, and recommended the retention of the Democrat. JOHN J A CO II  ASTOR. Death of the Wealthiest Man in New York Fjoui Heart Dittease. New York, Fob. 23.-John Jacob Astor, tho noted millionaire, died suddenly yesterday morning at -1 o'clock, at his residence on Fifth avttuuo, of heart failure. His death was unexpected. When ho returned from Europe, in December last, ho had a slight attack of la grippe, which is supposed to have hastened bis death. At noou Friday he waB io ma reading-room, after having taken lunch, when suddenly be fell back breathless Will Try to Slake It in HQ Days. Pout Townsenu, Wash., Feb. 23.- Citizens here have contributed 53,000 of a proposed buoj of $5,000 to Miss Keg'ma Rothschild, of this city, who will leave Poit Tuwnaendou March 17 to race around the world against Citizen George Francis Train, who will leave Tacomaou the same day. Miss Rothschild will go east and endeavor to girdle the globe in less than GO days, returning via Yokohama and Capo Flattery. Robert Kerr, general manager of the Canadian Pacific railway, has telegraphed that tbe Bpecial train will leave Vaucouver on Mareb 17, and will arrive in New York five and a half days later. The French steamer LaNormandie will carry the young lady to Havre, where she will take the train to Brindisi, tbenoe to Hons Kong and Yokabama, which will be reached three days after the regular advertised departure of the Can&dia steamer. The company decided to postpone the sailing until the arrival of the Port Town-send girl. Abut 14: days later the stoamcr will pass Cape Flattery, where tbe powerful tug Tyce, capable of making 20 miles per hour, will bo in waiting to convey Miss Rothschild to Port Townsend. Citizen Traiu will probably not be able to make closo connections. Tbe Canadian Pacific authorities are anxious for the race and will do overythiug in their power to boat Train, who will travel over the Northern Pacific Railroad. Miss Rothschild is scarcely over 21 years old, and a native of this city. Prliv Fight al Wilke�-8*rre. Wilkes Baukk, Feb. 23.-A prize flgbfc took place this morning at the Wyoming camping grounds. Tbe contestants were John Aiken, of Colorado, and Harry Gil-more, of Luzerne Borough. Thirty-nine rounds were fought. In tho last round Gil more struck Aiken upon tbe wrist aud broke if. Being unable to come to time the battle was awarded to Gilmore. Both pugilists are badly puuished^^ud had to be carried away to a farm bouse near by. Hearing tbat officers wero in pursuit of them they were placed in a wagon and hurriedly driven to parts unknowo. Wholea&lu Infanticide IXlBCovered. London, Feb. 23.-A terrible story of wholesale infanticide was revealed by titomeu who were at work ou tbe debris alter the burning of a house located on Steuna street, Warsaw, this morning. Beneath the door of tho burned building tho corpses of fourteen infants were found. Tbe establishment was presided over by a midwife named Skoblinska. This Woman and her sister and two daughters are now under arrest. C�urt Proceedings. The regular February term of court began tbis forenoon, and after the usual proceedings incident to the opening session court was adjourned until 2 o'clock tbis afternoon. The caso of the Commonwealth vs. Charles Brown for tbe murder of William Lovett last December is^likely to be called np this afternoon. The attorney's on both sides are ready for trial, and the ease when begun will probably occupy tbe attention of tbe court for several days. Full reports of the proceedings will be given in the Express. Andrew's Death Warrant. The death warrant signed by Governor Beaver, for tbe execution of Alfred Andrews at Bellefonte has been received by Sheriff Cooke. Tbe date fixed for tbe banging is Wednesday, April 9th. Owing to the nervous and prostrated condition of Andrews tbe warrant was not read to him until Saturday night at 11 o'clock. He payed no move attention to the reading of the documenti than if it had been an invitation to a wtidding. PUNGENT POT POVURl. Kxamlriing School Furniture. A Normal School Committee is examining school furniture and bearing representatives of a number of manufacturers talk in favor oJ the furniture they represent to-day. The committee held their meeting in the office of S. M. McCormiok, and the furniture is for the new Normal School building. Tbe contract has not yet been awarded. Castanen Township Officer*. The following officers were elected to Berve for tbe enguing year in Castanea township: Snpervisor, Henry Harvey; School Director, Richard Harvey; Town Clerk, E. A. McGill; Tax Collector, Peter Fabel; Auditors, F. C. Lueas and J. B Howell', Justice of the Peace, David Smith Overseer of tbeiPoor, John Heineman. Agricultural Society Meeting. The anuual meeting of the Clinton County Agricultural Society for tbe election of officers,| will be held Saturday, March 1st, at t(ie office of Dr. J. M. Duro in Mackoyville, at 7 p. m. There will be other important] business transacted, and a fall attendance^ is requested. Fatal Fire lu u Canal Boat. New York, Feb. 23.-By an explosion of a lamp in tho cabin *of a canal boat, lying at the foot of Wi*st Sixtieth street, early ibis morning, Deimts Haley, three years old, sun of Captain Patrick Daley, was burned to death, and Captain Daley, his wile Ellon and two other children were so severely burned that they had to be taken to the hospital. Will Be Shir-iaed to Clinton County. The Wiiliamsport Sun says: Mr. Miller, Secretary of the Poor Board, succeeded in locating the residence of Joel Bower and family, who have recently become a obarge upon this city. An order of removal will be taken out next week and the family will be moved to Dnonstable township, Clinton county. A Half Protest. Tbe other day an Arkansas woman gave birth to four girl babies, whereupon an old maid sent her $400, taking good oare, though, to impress upon the mother's mind tbat the money was sent through sympathy, and not as an indorsement of such proceedings. The Mill Hall FoitoWce. William T. Crispen, the newly appointed Postmaster at Mill Itall took charge of the office this morning. Tho postoffice is being removed to-day to a building on the opposite side of tbe street from where It Was formerly located. Death of a Little Roy. Eddie Keller, son of Mr. Jacob Keller, of Pino Creek township, died lust Saturday aged 7 years. The funeral services will be beld at the family residence tomorrow afternoon. Interment to be made at Chatham's Run. Vacchiutlon Beccommenrie*). The Board of Health at their last meeting passed a resolution recommending vaccination as a prevention against smallpox. This step was taken in view of tbe faot tbat small pox exists in several neighboring states. Tho Weather. The cold wave has given way before tho advance of a depression from tho south west, and general  rains arc reported today.   For   tomorrow   slight   thermal � changea are indicated. > Miscellaneous Mixture or Sense and Non Sense Scisaored and Scribbled. a midnight thau ed y. r. Two lovers lean on tho garden gate: Tbe hour Is late, n. At a chamber window her father stands, And robs his hands, in.      For a while he watches them unawares, Then goes down stairs. IV. He loosens the dog from hU Irou chain- The rest Is plain, v. The moonlight fellveta the garden gate. The hour Is late. It has been discovered tbat kisses-love kisses, we mean-are full of electricity. Now we know why old maids have always ealled kissing shocking! Novinq day is fast approaching. Have you secured a bouse? A younq woman, wearing a high bonnet and false frizzes, was walking down tbe Btreet. A gust of wind sprang up and she uttered a wild cry. "What's that? exel aimed a man who was standing in front of her to bis companion. "Ob that's only a girl whose bonnet has gone off with a bang," was the unfeeling reply. Tup present cotton season has been one of the best tbe planters of the South have bad for many years. "Abe you going to accept tbe Duke? I don't know yet.   We have siity days to search his title." It may not be a maxim in law, but it is frequently a fact, nevertheless, tbat tbe receiver is as bad as the firm. Next gentleman-Cannibal (to newly arrived missionary) "Step right dis way, sah-fust come, fust served." An article going the rounds of the press speaks of "Superstitions About Babies.' Tbis id wrong. There are no superstitions about babies. Of all the hard, practical, unsentimental, mechanical, matter-of-fact, arbitrary creatures in this world com mend us to a baby. It only believes in itself. Tho highest point to which things can bring one is contentment of the mind, with which no estate is miserable. Let grace and goodness be tbe prmoi-pal loadstone of thy affection. For love, which batb end ; whereas, that which it founded on true virtue will alway continue, Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood-the course in which it moves. The grandest and strongest natures are ever calmest. Restlessness is a symbol of weakness not yet outgrown. Nothing is more pitiful than a life spent in thinking of nothing but self; yes, even in thinking of nothing but one's own soul. It is not the ease, but-effort-not faculty but difficulty, that makes men. There is no station in life in which difficulties have not to be encountered and overcome before any decided measures of success can be achieved. When we are the object of flattery, or witness its being administered to others, we should examine and consider well the character and circumstances of the person offering it, in order to judgo if the act bo an offence against good morals, aud, if so, bow far it is so. Ii it appears to proceed from base motives, let it be treated with open contempt; if from the wish for a return, pass it as a weakness; if from good nature or excessive approoiati on excusa It, for the sake of its amiable source. The Circulation of tbe Future.-"What is your circulation now?" "Ob, we've stopped counting the copies; but we sold 110 tons of the paper last week." You are not in the swim unless you have everything match, even to perfumes. Thus if you wear a laveudor gown you must smell of violets; if your frook is pink you must shed rosy odors. The man who is able to travel extensively can generally learn enough in a year to make a bore of himself all tbo rost of bis life. In America every mau has a right to biH own opinion, but nobody who has an opiuiou seems to recoguir.e that right except as to himself. 'The Lemon Corner" will be one of tho i features at the Vienna Bakery in the Presbyterian chapel to-morrow evening. I MET IN A POORHOUSE. UI� L'.lSIi BALI. SCHE1IK. Brother and Sister Eeunited After a Separation of Fifty Years. THE ROMANCE OF A WEALTHY MAN He Finds Bis gisler Suffering All Kinds o Privations and tier Affed Husband Dyiufi -The   Deeds of  Unfeeling Children Prize Fight at AVilkesharre-"WholeBale Infanticide Discovered. New York, Feb. 23.-A strange story is tbat of tbe reunion of James T. Easton and Mrs. Henry Blinn, a brother and sister, after a separation of over half a century. Mr. Easton is a wealthy and influential citizen of Brooklyn. His sister, whom bo bad not seen since 1826, and bad not beard from her for twenty-six years, he found a week ago- more by chance than anything else-an inmate of tbe poor house at Deleware, Ohio, nursing with tender devotion her dying husband, with whom, when poverty overtook tbem, she bad gone to the Almshouse, Fifty-four years ago Mr. Easton, then a sturdy country boy, left bis home at Aris-keny, Oneida county, and came to tbis city.   His sister, to whom he then bade good bye, was the happy youuz wife of a prosperous builder and carpentert Henry Blinn.   Young Easton was soon in the busy whirl of tbe metropolis.   He beard , frequently from home for ten years, and | for that length of time knew of all the movements of his family.   His brother-in law he knew had accumulated sufficient property to place him in excellent circum-tances. found in an almshouse. The prospect of a better field bad been offered him in Ohio, and Mr. Blinn, taking his wife and family, had removed to Stratford, in the Buckeye State. His prosperity continued there. Meanwhile Easton had been making a snug fortune. He is now engaged iu the transportion business between New York' and. Baltimore. A week ago he decided to go to Ohio on a vacation. His sister or ber family could not be found. Then be acoidently heard tbat an aged couple named Blinn had been forced by misfortune to seek au asylum iu the poor house of Delaware. He sought them out found bis long lost sister and her husband. But be had found them too late. Mr. Blinn was dying. His misfortunes had been too much for him, and his death only a matter of hours. He could not be removed, and his aged wife refused to leave bis bedside. An imperative call for him to return to New York compelled Mr. Easton to cut his stay short, but he did not leave his sister until he had exacted a promise tbat when death released her husband she would make her home with him. Mr. Blinn died last Friday. To-morrow morning Mrs. Blinn will start from Delaware te join her brother in Brooklyn. She will leave behind her unfeeling children, who, though fully able to have cared for their parents, selfishly refused to do so and permitted tho unfortunate old people to be thrown upon public charity. The Arizona Disaster. Phescott, Arizona, Feb. 23.-No definite news has yet reached here of the loss or damage done yesterday by the breaking of the Walnut Grove dam, William Allen, formerly in the Enterprise, and John MacDonald, owner of the Blue Dick mine, avo just returned from tho Dagoris Di-ide, fourteen miles south of tho town, from where a view of the dam could be had. There can be no estimate of the loss of life yet or property, but it will reach into tbo millions, while the loss of life will, without doubt, be great, as many of tbe families were living near the stream on tho narrow canyons. Tbo confirmation of tbe news of the loss of tbe big dam has heightened the excitement, and more definite news is anxiously looked for, but tbe wires are down near Prescott unction, it is hardly probable that any additional information will be received to ninbt. Capture of � British Murderer. New York, Feb. 33.-Rlcbasd Barrett, who murdered Edward Thomas Williams, at No.  33 Clifton Terrauce, Fiusberry Park, Londou, England, on January, 19, was arroBtod iu this city on Satur-i�y by Inspector Byrnes' detectives.   To-ight be attempted suicide in his cell at poliee headquarters by toaring his throat open with a nail.   He is in tho hospital iu dying condition. A Bard OtiCMtlon. "Mamma," said Johnny, "can anybody bear with their mouth?" "No, obild, I don't think they can," replied th" ungrammatical mother. "Then, mamma, what made Mr. Jones toll sister ho wanted to tell her something, aud put his lips to her mouth, instead of ears T" Tho mother didn't question Johnny, but turned her attention to Mr. Jones, and tbe worthy made it all right by tbo proper explanations. A   SymlTi-Htn  OflY'rt*   the   Kntional   1-cague One Million Dollars to <�alt. New York, Fob. Tbo most gigantic base ball deal that has ever been heard of is now being carefully considered by the once proud magnates of the National Base Ball League, tho men who for years ruled tho base ball world at will, made laws and abolished them to suit themselves; men who could make or break a player; men who dictated to the minor organizations and who were looked up to with awe. These are tbe men who are now invited to Btep down and out for a consideration of $1,000,000. The cry of tbo League magnates has always been that there is no money in base ball, and matters had been misrepresented by tha players to the gentlemen who are backing the Brotherhood, or rather the Players' National League. Nevertheless, there seems to be no inclination on the part of the magnates to abandon the business. On the contrary, tbey are bending every effort towards demoralizing their rival organization by offering fabulous sums of money to the leading stars of the Brotherhood to induce them to break their contracts with the Players League and join forces with the National League. It leaked out to-day that the modest sum of $1,000,000 had been offered by a syndicate through tbe widely known law firm of Messrs. Tracy, McFarland, Xvins, Boardman & Piatt of 35 Wall street, for tbe franchise of the entire National League, which embodies ten clubs. This is rating tbe clubs at $100,000 each, and will, no doubt, place the great base ball leaders in rather an awkward position, in regard to the statements they have made concerning their small profits, in case they decline to accept this stupondous snm of money. Several members of tho law firm, who made the offer, and who have figured prominently in some of the largest syndicate purchases that have ever been made in this country, wero visited and it wa3 learned that they bad made an offer ou Friday, in writing, to Mr. John B.-Day of $1,000,000 for the franchise of the National League. They have not had a reply to their letter yet, aa it is almost too soon. Tbe offer was made to Mr. John B. Day, becauso thoy did not know the address of the other League magnates, but they expect Mr. Day to communicate with his colleagues and give them au answer in a fow days. Mr. John B. Day, president of the New York Club, was seen at bis office ia reference to the offer. He declined to be interviewed upon the subject, and seemed greatly surprised that the matter bad leaked out. It was estimated that Erastus Wiman might possibly bo ono of the gentlemen composing the syndicate, but nothing dehuite could hi learned, as Mr. Wiman is novf in Washington. While Mr. Boardsman did not State what business Mr. Wiman was upon in Washington, be was very emphatic in bis assertion that Mr. Wiman was in no way interested iu tuo scheme to purchase the entire National League. An Interesting Eutertalmtmt Promised. Tho Shakespeare Literary Society of the Normal School has made preparations for a literary andj musical eutertainment, to be given iu the Opera Houso next Friday evening, February 2S. The musioal part of the program will consist of a number of vocal duetts, quartettes, and choruses. Tho young ladies of tho society will appoar iu, a "Tauibourine Drill," which will be quite novel and interesting. Several literary productions will also be rendered, and the new Edison Electric Phonograph will be exhibited several times during the evening. It will be made to give a number of pieceB of band music, cornet and vocal solos, recitations and conversations, all produced in their natural clearness and Intensity. An opportunity will be given to any one who chooses to play or sing to the phonograph, and have it reproduced before tho audience. This is something that the people of Lock Haven cannot afford to miss. So let us see a full house on that occasion. Tickets are on sate at the Opera House Book Store. The price of admission is only fifteen cents. Committee. Li at of Letters. The following is a list of uucalled for letters remaining iu tbo Losk Haven postofiioe for the week ending February 22th, 1S(J0. Those applying for letters in this list will please say thoy are advertised and givo dato of tho list: David Bumgarduer, Mis. Annie Buruell, Miss Maggie Callahan, Miss Annie Cole, Miss Blanche Crider, James Doolen, Aus-kor Dittmer, Miss Lida W� Eufer, Miss Ella Farner, Miss Uattie Haunler, Miss Ella Hennessoy, Beuj. S. Probst, Kiohard K. Smith, Win. Johnson (3), Isic Lamon, * M. Mook, Miss Tabitha Miller, Mrs. Harriet McClaiu, Mrs. Mimiiu Macdouald, F. Pease, Mis. Isaac Strong, Miss Ella (I. Webb, Miss Sarah Williams, Simon Ziuimerman. U.S. BaKkeu, P.M. Ilemtvaber tho Vienna Bakery in tbo Fresbyteriau chapel to-morrow from 5 to 10 o'clock p. m,   

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