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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 4, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YE All-NO. 5J. LOCK HAVEN, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1890. PETCE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOK RKOTHEKS - PUKLISHKKS CURRENT COMMENT. The citizens of Macon, Ga , bavo given Mrs. Jiffursun Davis the snug sum of $3,000. The Southern people evidently do not intend to neglect their ex-President's widow.    _ Tiik Harrison Administration i� ouc year old to-day and although youug has provon that it is competent to wisely gov em the country for the best interests of the people, The remarkable vitality of young Abra bam Lincoln, who baB been dangerously ill for three mouths, and whose death was thought inevitable last week, gives force to tho declaration that "while there is life there is hope." The indications are that Lieut. Steele, of the army, who shamefully abused Private Wild, will walk the plank. His case has gotten into the United States Senate, where it will be thoroughly ventilated and everybody knows what that means The Astor estate in New York produces annually the estimated income of $12,000 000, it? 2,7000 dwelling houses alone yielding an average rental of $2,000 a year each to say nothing of the income from the vast amount of business property and person ality.       _ The Philadelphia Inquirer has entered its second year under its present management and in one short year has leaped from a comparatively minor position among Pennsylvania newspapers tothe front rank, Since the reduction to one cent in price i's circulation has grown so rapidly that its presses c.n scarcely keep pace with the demand. It is the largest and best in the world for the money. The Fan-American Conference has unanimously adopted the report of the Committee on Railroads providing for the appointment of au International Railway Commission of Engineers to survey the line of a railroad from Mexico to the Argentine Confederation. This is the beginning of a stupendous undertaking, but it Is not more difficult thau tbe building bl the Union Pacific Railroad seemed ten or fifteen yearB before its proiectorB went to work. E. LECONEY GOES FREE. Camden's Famous Murder Trial Ends i the Defendant's Acquittal. THE JURY SAYS HE IS NOT GUILTY. The Fifth Week of the Great Trial Opens and Closei on the Same Day, With the Arquital of tha Accused Uncle of tho Murdered Girl, Whose Innocent Blood Remains Unavenged. Camden, March 3.- The fifth week of the Leconey murder trial opened this morning with a crowded court room. The closing arguments were listened to with rapt attention. Judge Garrison concluded hiB charge to the jury at twenty minuteB past 12, having spoken three quarters of an hour.   IIis charge was all written out. As soon as the jury filed out there was a buzz and loar of comment in the court roon. That part of the charge which forbid the jury bringing in a verdiot of murder in the first degree was a great surprise The court was soon rapped to order, and ex-Judge Pan coast made but two unimportant exceptions to the charge, Chalkley Leconey had leaned forward in his chair, drinking in every word spoken by the Judge. After the jury went out he sat watching every movement of the court officers with hiB hands tightly clasped. a verdict of sot guil". v. The jury at 3:40 came into court, and in response to the questions the foreman announced that they found the accused "not guilty." Leconey was for a moment dazed, but the vigorous hand shaking of his neighbors and friends who surrounded him offering their congratulations quickly roused him. He remained in the court room for an hour receiving congratulations, and finally had to force his way through the oimense throng of people that had gathered, and entering a carriage was driven to his home. A. Biglek, of Clearfield, says ex-Senator Wallace, who is now ou the ocean and soon will be at home, will immediately begin bis work for the nomination for Governor, that his friends are to come out from under cover as soon as he shall give the bint as to hiB intention in that direction. His friends in Washington are giving notice that if he shall sncceed in carrying Pennsylvania next fall for Governor that they shall enter him for the Presi dential sweepstakes for '02. Literary Notes. The courage and enterprise of the Illustrated American Publishing Company has been appreciated by the public ae shown in the extraordinary sales which attended the isBue ot the first and second numbers. Although the price, twenty-five cents, seemed to many people to be an obstacle in the way of the success of this latest candidate to public favor, it baB proven to be no obstacle at all. With that keen appreciation for a good thing which so characterizes the American people, the public bought up on the first and second days the entire edition of both numberB. It was self-evident that a handsomely colored reproduction of a fine picture in the handsomest weekly news-magazine published in the World was worth more than the price of an ordinary photograph; and when it is taken into consideration that fifty-two beautiful pictures are to be had for a year's subscription, and a set of beautiful magazines filled with interesting reading matter and extraordinary reproductions of scenes in all parts of the World, the price, ten dollars per year, is decidedly cheap. The Boys1 Holiday offers three prizes in gold, of $50, 825 and $10 respectively, for the best three gueBses on a simple question. It doesn't coat anything to make the guess, and boys and girls, men and women, young and old alike stand an equal chance of winning. The particulars are given in No. 11 of The Boys' Holiday, for sale everywhere, or sent for 5 cents by the publisher, 19 Beekman St, N. Y. HE   WAS   OFF   HIS   IIAI.\NCi: The Cntii�~Water Commissioners reported a TO-DAY AT NASHVILLE. Tho Republican Protection Advocates in the Southern City. CONVENTION   OF   LEAGUE 0LUBS and the water works in good condition. Reports were received from the City Treasurer, Chief of Police, Overseer of the Poor, Market Clerk and Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, all of which were adopted. The Finance Committees report, recommending that an order be granted Adam Geiger, was adopted. The matter of an incroase of salary of the Street Commissioner, laid over from laBt meeting was called up, but Mr. Fiek-eusher, who moved at that meeting for the increase of salary was, on his own request, permitted to withdraw the motion. Mr. Robb offered an ordinance prohibiting tbe blocking of streetB by rail road trai js, engines, cars or trains of oars under a penalty. Mr. Kreamer moved to postpone action to the next stated meeting. The motion to postpone- was lost. The ordinance was adopted, there being eight in favor and two against. Ou motion Council adjourned. "Wonderful Adventures of Henry 31. Stanley, The man who would have dared three hundred yoars ago to attempt crossing this American Continent iu the face of hostile and treacherous Indians, uncertainties of food or water for long distances and in peril of wild beasts, would have been brave iudoed, and a hero if. he succeeded. But Africa is far larger than North America, its savages more treacherous, its wild beasts iufiuitoly more ferocious, its torrid suns more dangerouH, its fevers and poisonous insects more deadly. Yet through ibis Dark Continent for thousands upon thousands of miles Stanley has penetrated its recesses, braved its myriad dangers, explored its immense rivers aud iutaud seas, discovered its untold wealth and iu twenty years has given to tho world a new and vast continent for civilization and cultivation. Upon this land of gold, diamonds, fruits, ivory, spices, etc., all the great nations aro striving for colonial possessions. Stanley stands to-day greater than Columbus, Fraukliu, Livingstone, or any other of the world's previous explorers and his adventures excel ia thrilling interest all the records of facts or fiotiou. Tbo most authentic volume recounting his marvclousadventures and achievements from his first eutrance- into Africa to his late return to civilisation is that itsued by the enterprising firm of Faulkner & Allan, Philadelphia, they having employed able literary mon to weave from Stanley's own fragmentary writings agraphia, connected narrative of the whole twenty years' story. It is practically Stanley's own story, is intensely interesting, very profusely illustrated, contains a new and superior map of the whole rrgion, aud sells at ouly �2 75. 'ibis work must inevitably have au immense sale and wo should suppose wido-riwako younjj raeu and womeu who want tomakemouey quickly, and a good deal of it, would apply at once to the publish, ers for a good agency. Our readers will certainly be glad of a chance to secure so rich a book at so low a price. Many Strangers Throng the Streets Last -Night, and Hill Be In Keadineat for the Opening To-Day-The Pennsylvania Delegates Signalize their Arrival In a Pali iotic Manner. Nashville, March 3.-Tbe streets aro filled with Btrangers, who came to attend the National Convention of tbe Republican league clubs to morrow. The Pennsylvania delegates signalized their arrival at tho Duncan Hotel to-night by singing "My country 'tis of thee." They were heartily cheered. To-morrow morning the Pennsylvanians will hold a oaucus and arrange to present tbe name of Edwin S. Stuart, of Philadelphia, President of the Pennsylvania State League, for President of the national organization. They have been promised the support of a number of delegates and a strong fight will be made to elect him. A SUCCESSFUL INSTITUTE LORD SALISBURY EXPLAINS. The Version of the Affair That Called Forth the Wrath of Henry Labouchere. London, March 3.-Speaking in the llouse of Lords to-day with reference to tbe charges made against him by Mr. Henry Labouchere in the bouse last Friday night, Lord Salisbury explained that he did not meet Lieutenant General Sir Digbton Probyn, of the Prince of Wales' household, with a view to enabling Lord Arthur Somerset, who was charged with complicity in the Cleveland street scandal, to escape. lie said that General Probyn bad Bent him a telegraphic dispatch asking for an interview. Lie met General Probyn casually at the railway station, and they had. a very brief and hurried conversation, during which General Probyn referred to the scandal. Whatever passed between them Lord Salisbury said he gavo tho houso his assurance that he never said Lord Aithur Somerset!" 3 ~~ A IMsaatroui Wreck. Massillos, Ohio, March 3.-A. disas* trous wreck occurred on the Fort Wayne road, at Lakeville, west of this city, about 1 o'olock this morning. When tbe third section of a freight train going east reached that poiut an oil tank on a train exploded and set fire to the cars. The fourth section ran into tbo third, killing John Coweo, engineer; Harvey Galehouse, fireman, and Mr. Miller, the front brakemau, all on tho fourth sectiou. Eighteen loaded cars were burned. Tho heat was so intense that it melted tbe bell on the engine of the fourth section and it ran in a molten form over the boiler. Ties were burned for a distance of 1,500 feet and the track was bent and drawn into all kinds of shapes. Cowen and Miller leaves families.   Galehouse was a Binglo man. Injured in a Hotel Fire. Midulktown, N. Y. March. 3.-The Exchange Hotel took fire this morning and was totally destroyed. Loss about $7,000, Lilly Peck, of Gouvenucr, New York, a boarder, leaped from a- second story window and waB badly hurt. Her recovery is doubtful. E. K. Robin, brakeman on tbe New York, Ontario and Western Railroad, was rendered unconscious by smoke, and is iu a critical condition. Held at Charlton Lust Friday nod Saturday The SeecUiiH Attended. Tho Inst Local Institute for this season, was held at Charlton on Friday evening, February 2Sth, and Saturday, March 1st. Tho Church in which tbe exercises were held was well filled before tbe boor for commencing had arrived. The exercises were opened by a selection of instrumental music by Mrs. Charles D. Getz. After prayer by Rev. E. W. Wonnor, the choir sang "Our Country." Mr. R. W. Clymer delivered the "Address of Welcome" in such an earnest and open hearted manner that made every one feel right at home. In a few suitable remarks, Prof. Bran-gard returned thanks for the welcome ex. tended to him and all others interested in education. The choir Bang "Beautiful Starlight." After having listened to a recitation by Master narvey Miller, the audience was favored with an address by Rev. Wonner. Miss Pearl Wonner, one of "the little women" had a very amusing and instructive recitation. "The Mystery of Life," an oration by Charles Rahorn, was very well rendered. "My Own Native Land" was sung by the choir, after which Miss Lillie" Crawford read "The Playmates." "Michael Scheider's Party, was recited by Edward Kuukle in a very taking way. While the choir sang "On Tho Lake We Float," the hat was passed around with good results. Prof. Bruugard addressed the andienoe, the choir sang "Good By," and the Institute adjourned until 0:30 a. m,, Saturday. the saturday 8kssiox. On Saturday morning tho Institute was called to order by Mr. J. T. Wise. Prof, Brungard was elected Chairman and R. T. Swopo SecrcUvy. The first subject for discussion was Mental Arithmetic." It was opened by G. B. M. Getz, who thinks it should be taught as a separate branch of study. Several others spoke on the subject aud nearly all agreed with tho first speaker. Mrs. E. J, Shaffer read a paper on "Primary Geography," in which she advocated ftfaBsiOu' ^oflovrerf.'BOme- 'iuinkm �"ttfsr. analytic method should bo used. The Institute next had the pleasure of listening to a class drill in vocal music, which was conducted by Miss Emma Zabn, Tho little tots showed themselves capable of doing more thau a great many wiser heads. The afternoon session was opened by singing "Our Melody." That old, but ever interesting subject "Addition and Subtraction," was introduced by Miss May Fergus. A very lively discussion followed in which the teachers differed as towhether we should use the terms "carry" and "borrow" or not. "How to Secure Attention" was ably opened by Edward Kuukle. Prof. Brungard spoke on "Pronunciations." He says such expressions as"Good Morning," "Good Evening," etc., ore not ou^y incorrect but show a lack of culture on tho part of the speaker. Tho teachers all took au active part in tho discussions and the patrons who were present seemed deeply interested, some taking a hand in the talk. R. F. Swope, Secretary. Lancag tor County Fruit Deettoyed. Lancaster., March 3.-At a meeting of the LaucaBter county Agricultural Society held to*day, reports were read showing that the fruit crops in this county has been practically destroyed by the late frosts. Thoro will, it is said, be no early fruit at all. Me�tiue of Hand-in-Haml. A regular monthly meeting of Hand-in Hand hose company will be held at the hose house to-morrow evening at 7 o'clock sharp. All members are are requested to he present as business of importance is to be transacted. A Public Building for York. Washington, March 3.-Tho House Committee oirPublio Buildings to-day reported favorably a bill appropriating $S0,. 000 for a public building at York, Pa. An Adirondack Hotel Burned. Troy, N. Y., March, 3- The Beedle House, at Keeuo Valley in the Arlirondacks, waa dostoyed by tiro this morning. Loss $00,000.   Cause unknown. PERSONAL    PJEKCILING8. Miss Minnie Pierce is visiting friends in Henovo. Mr. John R. Stevenson and Mr. Fred Bickford spent yesterday iu Williamsport. William Currin, of Williamsport, is visiting friends lu this city, and will also visit in Bellefonto, Miss Myra Knauff, of Moutaudon, is visiting at tho residence of her uncle Mr. II. H. Van Dyke. A Pension For Over 810,000. Lancaster Examiner. Alexander Craig, a colored man of Wakefield, Fulton township, Lancaster oouuty, Friday, received word from the Pension Department at Washington, that ho bad been granted a back peusion of $10,250, aud per mouth for the bal-auce of his life. Ou August 1, 18G3, at the battle of Morfis1 Island, a bomb burst in close proximity to Craig's head, causing concussion of the brain, which later resulted in insanity, and he is now and baa beeu for several years au iumate of the asylum at Harriaburg. He was a private in Company 1, Third United Strates colored troop. , His application for a pension was made immediately after his return from the war, and he aud bis family have been waiting and hopiog for a full quarter of a century for the good news which ou Friday raised them from povery to tho enjoyment of a small fortuuo. Klver News. Another timber raft came in last night and is tied up at tho Lockport shore. There are few, if any others, on the way at present. The water is falling fast, and in a few days will be too low for running, even H tho weather dooa get warm. The Lobs or the (Juetta. London, March 3!-A dispatch received this evening states that 153 of the passen* gers and crew of the eteamcrQuetta, which was lost on her way from Cooktown to London, were saved. Annio Pixlcy and her excellent company passed through the city to-day from Al-toona to.Williamsport. Pity she could not have beon prevailed upon to stop off in Lock Haven,   

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