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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 28, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                .... -^"sliii^'^^- EIGHTH YEAH-NO- liM LOCK HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS kinsi.ok iirotiikks - I'UIJLlSUKltS CURRENT COMMENT. HetUI Knurr, tbo great oa^on manufacturer of Germany, is ooe of the richest men in that country. His inconio last year was nearly a mulioD uud a balf. The New York Mugwumps, aud souite others tco, blame Senator Quay and cs-Senator Piatt for the loss of tho Fair, They cau'l sea ibat it was their ov�n fuuH. From the present outlook it would seen* tho BUir Educational Bill is doomed. States which at ooe tiruo approved of it havo now instructed their trustors to vyta agaii st it. The House at \Vdsbiniitoh has passed bills to discontinue the coinage of $1 and $3 gold pieces and the 3-cont nickel piece -all of which ate superfluous and the laBt of which in a positive uuisance. Thehe is au imitation of tho Eiffel tower in St. Petersburg which is loO feet high, and built entirely of ico. If tbat big piio of frozen fluid was in Lock Haven it would bo housed in double quick ordct- by our ioe men. TnE citizens of the city of Mexico are snouting themselves hoarse over the 5,000 gift wbiob the divine Fatti gave to the poor of that city. This is simply 5 per cent of the $100,000 of the liberal contribution which they gave her. It seems to be the general opiukm that it would be better to postpone the date of the World's Fair to 3803. The time is too limited to make it a ''booming" success in 1892, and then the Presidential election occurring iu that year wilt interfeio somewhat. Not a cent's worth of tin plate is made in tbis couotiy, although we have the tin and the iron to do the work and thus save the importation of 200,000,000 pounds per year. All we need to transfer this great and growing industry from other countries to our own is a protective tariff on it. Tie Last Witness ia- the Brows Inider Trial Testes. THE ARGUMENT COMMENCED District Attorney Brunicard Opens on the Part of tho Commonwealth. INTEREST IS THE TRIAL INCREASING Commander jit-Chief of the Grand Army of tbe Republic, General Kussell A-Alger, ib a candidate for the Presidency of the National Republican League, which holds its annual convention iu Nashvillle the first week in March. This is another step in his movement as a candidate for President of the United States. Tab Democratic Senators in Montana who fled from the State like a lot of school boys, in order to prevent the Republicans from carrying on the business of legislation, have returned to their homes and are now of tbe opinion, as are most of their constituents, that they were guilty of predans toomfoolery. Fob eight or ten years tbe sharpers who have been goin-j up and down this and the neighboring States with their Bohemian oats swindles have been so widely and so mercilessly exposed by tbe press that there is not tbe shadow of an eicur-; for any intelligent farmer to be caught in their toils. We cannot bring ouiselveB to pity those farmers in Western New York who have been caught to the tune of many thousands of dollars by this old time chestnut. How rapidly this country is becoming familiar with large ideas is shown by the , report that the Colon Pacific Hail road is about to build a branch 900 miles long to reach the Gulf of Mexico at Galveston, And tbe fact that tbis enormous operation is treated in the dispatches as a mere item of news not worth going into detail about. Twenty-five years ago the newspapers of the country would have discussed such a project by tbe column, and most of them would bave treated it as visionary. The gerrymander of tbe Congressional districts in Maryland by tbe Democratic Legislature, under the direction of Senator Gorman, is another illustration of the pot-bouse politics in that State. Tbey have fixed up the six districts in the Statu so that the Republicans can carry but one of them on the basis of the last vote. An examination of the vote of the Democrats in tbe }*st Congressional election shows that the Democrats polled 10fl,095 aud the Republicans 100,445- In other wordH, the Democrats with 106,000 votes in round numbers will have five Congressmen from Maryland, and the Republicans with 100,000 will have but one! Dally Kound Trip Ticket*. The passenger department of the Beech Creek Railroad has issued a circular authorizing the sale of round trip tickets to and from tbe principle stations on their Hue, including Newberry and Williamsport. These round trip tickets will bu sold at reduced rates, and will be valid for return trip same day or next succeeding day; if �old on Saturday tbey will be good until tbe following Monday. This is a liberal arraugemont for the benefit of those who bave occasion to take short trips to YVil-li am sport, and also ibto the lumber aud bituminous coal regions. The arrangement will go into effect March 1st. The Court House Crowded at Every fUsgtoP - The Prisonex's TtjJiik Onleal ot Ctohb-KxbcqInation-Testimony �g to the Character of tbe Murdered Man-ConUlctine Evidence dm ibe Paxt of the Uerenae- Proceeding Up to Noon To-U�y. At tbe Thursday afternoon session the oourt room was again packed, and there ware more ladies present than on former occasions; those present seemed more interested iu the case as it progresses. Tbe prisoner was again placed upon the witness stai.d to conclude his cross examination, tho objections offered have been over-ruled by the Court; wi-nesa said Lovatt and myself were on good terms up to this time; when we met at the Keating House were good friends, and drank together; bad met him a month before, I think; no difficulty then; did not tell my brother William to meet me at the Keating House; when we came there the second time, tho Lovett's were standing outside; I says, "Come on boys, let's have a drink;'1 don't remember what I said to Bill Lovutt; Bill Lovett told me Bill Probst bad said I told him that Bill Lovett did not peel more than 20 logs a day; I told Lovett I had not said so; all that was said inn do was, Bill Lovett asked me for a dollar; I gave it to him and ho treated; did not slap my fists and ask Bill Lovett to come outside, and , say I would whip him before morning; from tho Keating House 1 went to Mc-Leod's, aud mot tbe Lovett's there after dark; did not tell Bill Lovett in front of Sjheid's that I wanted to fight, and would do him up; went to Phipps' to look for my brother; did not see Bill Lovett across the street and say*'you sou-of-a-b-Iwill do you up to-night 1" the Lovett's and I were good friends when wo started to go home; tho on'y thing I heard that day was when Jack Lovett toid meat tbe Keating House Bill wanted to tight me; when we got to other end ot bridge the two Lovetts, Conway, Sweezey, myself and brother Will were together; think Will Lovett was inside the bridge; he came over and struck bis billy agaiLst tho side of tbe bridge; my brother ran away and I went after him; I fell a distance from the bridge, about halfway to Hoovers; somebody struck mo with a Btone before I got up; I got up aud ran to the wagon, saw the brake stick aud grabbed it; I louked around and Jack Lovett was nearest to me; reached around aud struck htm; ho said ho would cut my Dutch heart out; Jack was not so Urnuk that they had to hold him up; I did not say fo; when I hit Jack I ran around the wagon, Jack atter me, Sweeney was behiod him with a knife, aud Bill Lovett with a billy; I ran down tbe road when Bill Lovett and Sweezey came at me from the front and Jack Lovett bohind; I turned and struck j Jack and then swuug the club around and ' hit Bill Lovott; he struck at me first and hit the . club with his billy; witness took tho club aud again showed the jury the manner �n which he did tbe striking; witness said he only hit Billy Lovett twico, but struck athim three times; some one struck mo in tbe back at tho same time; I know Charles Lindsey; 1 objections by defendant's oounsel; offer put in writing. J Bill sealed and witness proceeded; did not tell Charles Liudsey last fall that I would fix those d- Lovetts; did not say to Jacob Englert tbe afternoon before the murder, that "I will show you in tho morning who drawn tbe big end of the horu, if he does, all right, and if I do, all right;" did not say to Rufus Men ill on Main fctreet that "if lever got a chance at William Lovttt I would lay him out cold;" did not say 1 would "lay biro out if 1 had to do it foully." The witness denied all the charges of former witnesses in regard to tho alleged threats that bad been made-was positive he had ucver mado such threats; witness took the photograph of spot where the deed was committed and explained to the jury tbe course ho took through tho shed and around the wagon, and the ground he traveled over to get away from there; William Lovett frequently borrowed money from ror; gave it to him whenever he asked; gave him $10 nt one time, $5 at another. The witness frequently became excited at the pointed questions of Mr. Abrams, and would attempt to argue the points J with him, for which he was rebuked by Court. The greater portion ot the afternoon was consumed in the examination of ibis witness, and owing to tilts of eouusol much time was wasted. The Couusel for defense argued the admissibility of tho evidenco they T>*oposcd to bring out by the next witness. The Court admitted the evidence. A.. Dubler sworn.-Live in Woodward township; known William Lovett a long time; went home Saturday afterneon, December I4ib; met William Lovett coining into town with Swcezy; Sweezy waB very much intoxicated; Bill Lovett asked me if I had seen any of tbe Browns; Lovett said he would have revenge on Brown before morning; said he would make mince moat of him and I could havo soma of the mince mest in the morning. Cross-examined -I havo known William Lovett Bcvcral years; never had any trouble with him; he frequently staid about my plaoe when he was drunk; did not let him in when drunk; met him that afternoon about 5 o'clock, about a mile from my house; they stopped mo and asked me if I saw tho Browns in town; did not ask why he wantod to 6ce the Browns; I told the circumstances at the tannery among the men. Samuel G. Alien, sworn.-Was on the stand before; heard- William Lovett say in front of Vandyke's store, that ho was going to smash those Browns; Charley Brown came along and I told him he was going to get whippod to-night, he heard Lovett say so. Cross examined.-Did not try to get up a fight with Brown and Lovett; did not carry the Btoties of threats to oue and the other. George Sweezey was rc-called for the purpose of establishing the time ho came to town that day; witness could not tell what time it was. William Phipps, recalled.- Did see William Lovett on the Saturday night at my house, be came alone; he was called out by Ellis Myers; came back aud said Ellis Myers could not take him to jail; laid a billy down on my countor; asked if Charley Brown was around; said ho would break his nock if he bad to take a club to do it; it was between 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening; was not drunk; did Dot drink in my pl.vce; did not ask for anybody; did not know who it was ho was talking to; did tell Ellis Myers I had no conversation with Sweezy about the murder; did not communicate the threats of Lovett to Brown, did not tell Ellis Myers that I had not had talk with Sweezey about the murder; if I did I was mistaken. Georgo Joues sworn.- Was at Polyps' the night Lovett was killed; Lovett was there; had a billy; said he would break Charley Brown's neok if ho had to take a club to do it. Cross-examined.-Live in Canada when home; have lived iu this county since last March; have been sick sinco August until lately; boarded with Phipps; don't know the Lovotts or Browns, only by hearing others calling their names; told tbis to Mr. McCormick only; did not talk to others; did not tell Brown. George Brown re called.-Live at Far-randaville; lived there about 2 ytars; Lovett's reputation was bad when diick-iog, quiet when sober. Richard Coffey sworn.-Know William Lovett; bis reputation when drinking was bad �; quarrelsome when drunk ; a bad man ; have heard others say so too ; have not helped to hunt evi dence in this case; heard David Creo and Lewis Coffey say-Lovett was a quarrelsome man when drinking; never bad any trouble with him myself. Joseph Heaps sworn.- L ive in Farrands-vilie; havo known William Lovott 0 oj 8 years; have always heard ho was a quarrelsome fellow when drinking; had no trouble with him. Willis Johnson sworn,-Live at Far-randsville; have known William Lovott siucg be was a boy; since he becamo a man his reputation haa been bad and quarrelsome when drinking. Mrs. Emma Coffey sworn.-Live in Far-randsville, know William Lcvett; his reputation when drunk was bad; good enough when sober. Mrs. Joseph Heaps, sworn.-Live at Farrandsville; know William Lovett; when he was drunk he was quarrelsome, when sohoranioe man; heard several others say so too. Thomas Myers, sworn.-Live lu Lock Uavon; know William Lovott; his reputation whon drinking was bad and quarrelsome; not a dangerous man. Court adjourned to D o'clock to morrow morning. rniDAY sionmsa. At the opening of court this morning the usual crowd was present. Thero was no perceptible change ib tho app^i\ranee of tbe prisoner from yesterday; ho sat beside his wife in his accu�;omcd seal, and they both wore that stolid look of nidi Here nee, as though the piistmor was being tried [or , the trivial ofieiifee of assault and battery. The prisoner's little girl sat on his lap, she being too young to realize the position of , her father. Shortly tift^r cimir. was \\\ fusion tbn defoiiHO rested. KVM'Kf.rr. i:." i:fjm;i r\:, Sheriff Leahy was questioned about taking a knife from the pri.soncr; re membered taking the knife. Tbe prisoner stated the appearance of the knife, a�d described it as similar to one shown him by Mr. Harvey; did not tell Jake Probst that my brother had a billy; did not tell Tom KanB that tho crowd came at mo with billies and knives; I told Ellis Myers I was crowded iuto it, I could uot holp it. Edward Timraons sworn.-Live at Far-randoville; know the timo of tho killing of William Lovott, was in town on Saturday; went home on 8 o'clock train; George Brown told mo on train that ho ought to have staid in town that night; Charley and BiH weregoia^ to do up tho Lovott boys at the end of the bridge that night, and he should bave staid to see them through. Ellis Myess, ro-called.- Had conversation with Mr- Phipps; heard him testify yesterday; saw Phipps last week and told him I heard he had a statement from Sweezey; I told him I would like to know what it was; Phipps said he never had a statement from Sweezey; came to town with Sweezey and Liudsey that day about 3o'clock, took thorn toPbippeT;took down statement of ^Ir. Phipps, but he would not sign it; said hb had refused to sign one for Mr. Harvoy; said his evidenco would not affect tho caso either way. Cross-examined.-Have been aotiug-of-fioerto hunt ifp testimony; told witnesses to be careful what they said to Mr. Harvey; did not; tell witnesses not to go to Harvey's office, but to bo careful as he would draw them out; did not tell them to stay away from his office; went to Phipps' to get a statement; don't know who told mo that Harvey had a statement from Phipps; Phipps told me that tbo only threats ho had heard Bill Lovett make when he had his billy was against me; I had a bill to collect against Lovott. Charles Lindsey re-oalled.-Heard Ellis Myers' testimony; ho took mo and Goorge Sweezy to Phipps'; was inthesitting-room; it was back of bar room; was thero all tho time till wo went to Brungard's office; did not bear Sweezey eav anything about a knife; heard tho testimony of A. Dubler, remember meeting hiai ou Saturday; was with Bill Lovdttaod Sweezey; Mrs. Dubler did not speak to Dubler ou the road as he testified,   j Cross-examined.-Drank at Keat'iDg House, and wijmt to Mosber's and got a quart of whiskiey; met Conway, Welty aud othors and all took a drink; met Bill Lovett by Probst's school house aud emptied the battle; did not driuic at Mc-Leod'n;was uof; at Keatiug House but once; met Mr. Dubliir at red barn, did cutstop to talk to Mr, Dubler; got to Lock Haven some timo abt-itit 5 o'clock; went to Keating House. George Sweezy, re-called.-Remember passing A. Dubler on the read near the red baru between! thero aud Bolingers; Bill Lovett, Charles Lindsey and myself; was not drunk; Bill Lovett did not speak to Dubler. Cross examined. - Had becu drinking some; was not drunk. Ira II. Smith, sworn.-Saw Charles Lindsey and Sweezey at Probst's on Saturday; saw them in (rout of Hanua's house after that; saw Bill Lovett thoie; they were notjintoxicated; I drank out of the bottle. Ellis Myers called to answer auothor question; had a talk with Charley Brown; ho said Jock Lovett oamo at him with billy, and Bill Lovott with a knife; tbo reputation of Bill Lovett as far as I know is good; never bad any trouble with him; don't know about trouble with brother Tom, only what ho told mo; heard of tho fight Lovett bad with Aleck Martin, (tho Coutt claimed this was not evidence in tho case;) heard James Honneaoy speak of the good reputation of Lovett. Kobert Burko, sworn.- Live in Woodward township; ^objections by dofeuso; offer put in writiug. \ Objections sustained and offer changed and admitted. Known William Lovcjtt since ho was born; his general character and reputation while undor the inllt'ionco of liquor, was good, except when i)npoised upon, aud then ho would take his own part. Cross examined.-I believe he lived at Queen's Kuu and Farraudsvillc for some time; met him at times; saw him under tho inliueuco pf liquor at times during thoso years at different places; don't know as I hoard anything agahmt hia reputation, Richard Barley, sworn.-Live in Woodward townshijp, in the neighborhood of William Love(.i; his reputation was always good. j Cross-examihed.-Never heard anything against his reputation, except that ho would always jprotect his friends. Elijah Callahan, re-called.-Known William Lm'Ott abjout 15 years; vvoiUul with with him iu ttjo woods; his lepu.'aii'in was always good �t> far as I know. Cross-oxitniucd.-Have hear'!>*.t;f his quurieling wb�u dritikiug; hij and Charley Browu havo biL'cu at my hoiu-e; did mtt hear Lovett make any threats about auy one. James Heuucssoy, sworn.-Livein Galla hor township: I know William Lov j ett; bis reputation was always gnod as far a.s I know; was; never quarrelsome about my place when drink_ ing; am his uncle; ucver hoard of his be. ing a quarrelsome man udIcss he was imposed upon; heard people say ho was not-quarrelsomo when left alouo. Mathias Harbor, sworn.-Live tu Gallagher township, lived there most U0 years; known William Lovett a loug time, his reputation in tho community was generally good. Cross examined.-Lived about five miles from him of late years; saw him when he lived at Queen's Run; heard some say Will was a good boy, others would say if it was not for bis diiuking he would bo a good man; my wife is a cousin of Lovett, Edward Rumsur, sworn.-Live in Galla-her township; known William Lovett about 10 years; his general character waB good. Cross-examined,-Never saw him drunk but twice; don't know how long Lovett lived at Queen's Run; uevor heard any oue say anything against him. Taylor Crider, sworn.-Livoin Gallaher township; know William Lovett, his character was always good as Car as I know. Cross-examined,--My wife is a cousin of Lovotts, never heard anything agaiust him when drinking. James DoJan, sworu-Livo in Gallahor township; know William Lovott, his reputation was always good when under the influence of liquor as far as I know. Ellas Krcamer, Sworn.-Live in Pine Creek township; know Wm. Lovett: his reputation was always good; never saw him under tho iutlueuce of liquor; never heard anything agaiust him; he worked for mo ou lumber jobs; did not know much abotiL him when around home. Mr. Hagerman, the Court Reporter, was called in reference to htateraeut made by William Brown while in jail.-1 took, the notes Sundty night iu jail as made by William Browu; notes read by District Attorney, and Mr. Hagermau swore they were the lauguage of William Brown; I read tho notes afterwards to Mr. Troxell and ho took thorn down with a typewriter; I took tho notes for Mr. Brungard as he examined Mr. Brow: ; tho Sheriff-was prefect also. 1 think Mr. Brmgard told Mr. Brown ho would like him to make a statement if he would, as he wanted to get the facts; Mr. Brown consented and made the statement, Thcso points in tho notes were read and explained to tho jury for the purpose of contradicting' the testimony of William Brown. Benjamin S, Probst sworu.-1 Offer put iu writing' as to what is proposed to he proven by tbts witness.] Before a decision by tho Court Charles Browu was rc-called for question iu cvoss-examiuation aud evidence admitted' and bill sealed. The witness said, I am acquainted with Benjamin S. Probst; did not tell him in Zimmerman's tobacco store that I could whip Bill Lovett and would do it. Benjamin S. Probst sworo that on tho day boforo tho murder Charles Brown told mo ho could whip Bill Lovett; that be was tbe best man of tho two; aud that he would do it as soon as he mot him. J. tl. Keller, sworn.-I remember Sun day William Lovett was killed; weut to Brnngard's office in tbo afternoon; they told mo to go aud bring Charles Liudsey, George Sweezey add Jack Lovett to his office; got back to office about 0:15; George Sweezey was thore; was thero about ten minutes when wo loft. Cross examiuod,-It was botwoon five aud six o'clock when 1 got to Iiviu House; I lis. tbo time that L went ^ftor Sweezey at between four and five o'clock. Robert McUhee, sworu.-There was uo no coat ou tho body of William Lovett wbeu it was brought to Sloan's. Georgo Lovett, sworu.-I am a brother of deceased; was subpmnaed by tho de fouse; (billy shown witness aud ho identified it as his;) had it about two weeks; milled it about tho last ot October; next saw it iu Mr. Brungard'a office about two weeks ago. At 12 o'clock Court announced that tho ovidouco was closed ou both tides aud tho witnesses wore discharged. Court adjourned to 2 o'clock. At tho opening of court this afternoon, District Attorney Bruugard opened tho argument ou tho part of the Commonwealth and occupied about one hour and a half. Hu will he followed by II. T. Harvey and C. S. McCormick, Esq., Utv the defense and T. T. Abrams, E.-q., will mako tho closing speech on tho part of the Commonwealth. The case will probably go to the jury some timo to-morrow foro noon. okaki) juuv jiei'out. To the Jlonomhle t7ie Judges of the Vuurt of Qmirttr >'nxioiis f�r the County �f i"union i'.ml jS'ffilV of I\ un^ii'i'ttiiia. The ; eiiicd fur their oon-MueKiliuu, t:|i"nv  { v.bic-b we rvtmued a� liiio bills and ftiur ignoramus.   Wo bave osamiiji'd the      arid treat eiedit is duo Sheriff Leahy lor tho clean aud tidy condition in which we found it.   We would ic commci'd that a water closet be placed in the private department of the Sheriff's residence. Wo examined the Court House arii! fouud it in excellent condition* We rtiuommoud that statiuua>y wash stauda be placed iu all the offices in the Court Bouse name as in Commissioner's room. We also recommend the partitioning off ot the grand jury room for use of tipstaffs and witnesses. The bridge crossing canal at A C. McKinnry's having been complained of as being dangerous aud the canal having .been abandoned, we would recommend lowering of tbe fimt bridge by proper parties Tbe thanks of the grand jury are due tho Cou;t, District Attorney atd W. H Hay, 'ho tips'aff. Respectfully submitted, Georce R. McCkea, Foreman. Attest:  A L Meuiull, Clerk. To-Nljrht'i Program. Following is the program for the literary and phonographic entertainment of the Shakespeare Society in the Opera House to-night. The price of admission is fifteen cents.  The farce, 3ohn Smift," is one of tho best amateur plays written, and will afford you a good hearty laugh. The "Beggar Student7' waltz aud several other pieces as played by the Fifth Regiment band of New York and reproduced by the phonograph are among the prettiest pieces written. Turn out early and crowd the house. Curtain rises at eight o'olock. program. Tambourine Drill....................The young ladies Music...................................................Quartette Essay.............................................Mies TomUson Music-Duett........Miss Dillon and Mr. Spangler Uc-ciiaUonBandseloctions.......-......Phonograph Recitation..........................................MIbb Dillon Music.....................................................Glee Club Farce-"John Smith." Music.................................................Quartette Oration.............................................Mr. Spangler .Laughing-, talking aud Singing......Phonograph Music....................................................Quartette A.vou Gazette......................................Miss Kelly Tableau. Music.....................................................Glee Club Up River Items. From the Kenovo Record. Tho late snow and cold weather has livened the lumbermen up again. They bave been wjrkiDg night and day and with all the force they can work, and expect to put in one half crop. Messrs Hi Haynes operator at North Bend and track foreman Long, of tbe same place, had a little adventure last Friday afternoon which they will not soon forget. The gentlemen attempted to cross the iiver on the ferry, and the water being pretty high caused the wire to break and the sinking of the fiat. They had quite a struggle in the water until the fiat came to the surface again which they immediately boarded. They drifted about a mile below the Bend before tbe boat could get to shore. THREE HAPPY COUPLES The Marriago 0eremonie� 8oIenmize
                            

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