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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 13, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YEAK-NO. 11. LOCK HAVEN, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING- EXPRESS KINSLOK BROTHERS - PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. Minister Lincoln  tated tbat the river there was at a good stage for rafting and still rising. Logs were running thick and it is quite likely tbat all the drives are started. There is a small flood in Bald EirIo Creek and tbe river is rising slowly here. Tbe Boad will be BDllt. A Westport correspondent of the Renovo News learns from good authority that the flornellsvillo, Coudersport and Westport railroad will be built. The same correspondent states that the Kettle Creek Railroad Company bave finished tbeir survey. AluBt Do It Boon. Overseers of the Poor and Supervisors of townships who were elected at the last eleotion bave but a few days remaining in wbicb to file their bonds and be sworn into office. Township officers must qualify within 30 days from the date of eleotion. A Miscellaneous Mixture of Seme and Nonsense Scissored and Scribbled, Check, chawpples, check with caaw EvewLumg you get to weaw; Twousawhs, hose and vest, and tie, Coat and go Haws must stwlke the eye With the biggest plaid you can find at sales, Faw that's the way It's done by Wales. A number of weddings are expected after Lent. First-class servant girls are as soaroe as ben's teeth. Lemon juioe is said to be good for the rheumatism. The country school term is coming rapidly to an end. If we could neither laugh nor cry what miserable creatures we should be. Evfrt momeut of time may be made to bear the burden of something which is eternal. Science is making life lazier and lazier for the smoker. He no longer has to bite off the end of bis cigar, hunt for a match and see tbe end fly off it beyond reach. The latest cigar has all tbe modern conveniences for lighting fastened to one end. People sbuuld be careful to keep their feet dry at this season of the year. Eoci3 are so plentiful this year that they are no longer being scrambled-for. The only seoret that a woman should keep from her husband is that she manages him. The country roads oontinue in a horrible condition, with little hope of improving for a while yet. A well rounded "bust"-Falling for a million. The stuttering man can never make a pronounced bucooss. Dam breaks are usually due to dam carelessness in construction. A bead-beat can generally atand a loan, even if ho can't support himself. The burglar and tbe United States Senate bave to do business in executive session. Whate'er we say, confess we must Tbat things are well adjusted; The man who seta upon a bust Must end hy being busted. There are some men to whom a loss of their reputations would mean mighty good luck. The revolver and the bank cashier are alike, tbey never go oft unless they are loaded. Till; slot-machine points a good moral -That every man should pay his own weigh. The new two-cent stamp is the color of a half ripe pomegranate, and taBtes like fried egg-plant. Fresh salmon are coming from Oregon Fashion indications denote a return of orinoline. Folks who are modest about their age are framing prevarications for the census intervicweis. The girl who has a new sealskin sscque can attend Lent services with rapped devo tion. Easter cards are making their appearance. Shad are beginning to be caught in the Delaware. With summer sunshine, snow and rain, Mixed equally together. It Isn't easy to refrain From BWearlDg at the weather. In a West Chester field day before yes terday flowers were blooming and bees were flying aronnd, while in the same field snow aovered the ground for a con-siderable distance. "A high hat wants ironing every month," says a dealer in tbem. "Yon might iron a hat every day for six months without wearing off the nap or injuring it unless you should burn it in ironing, whiob rarely happens. The price of ice this summer will be high, notwithstauding tbe large crop collected from the Kenenbeo river* The Pennsylvania Ioe Company, limited, of Altoona, has closed tbe contract with tbe Arctio Ioe Machine Manufacturing Company, of Cleveland, for a twenty-five ton ioo machine. "The Dear Irish Boy" to-morrow night. Now is the time to trim grape vines and fruit trees. Spring fever was prevalent yesterday. The warm weatber has advanced the price of ice. The Daughter of tbeBichest Martin Adams County Granted a Divorce. TUB THAT DID HOT TIE, 9EVEBED. A Claim That tho Marriage Was Brought Abone by Fraud-Bev. Mr. Jordy,~ the Respondent, Made no Defense, Having Never Acknowledged the Woman as His �Ue. Gettysburg, Maroh 12.-Judge Ma-Clean to-day granted Flora Belle Jordy, daughter of W. W. Hafer the richest man in this county, an absolute divorce from bar husband, Rev. William H. Jordy, now pastor of the Lutheran church at Frost-burg, Md. The libel in divorce was based on facts tbat the marriage was clandestine, and that it had been' procured by fraud. They were married in Columbia nnder assumed names, by Rev. E. C. Griffith, in 1885, while Jordy was a student at the Lutheran Theologioal Seminary here. Tbe respondent never acknowledged tbe libellant as his wife. Tbey never cohabited, and he offered no opposition to- the divorce proceedings. A CHASE AROUND THE WORLD. CP TIKE'S PCAK Br KAIL. A Murderer Pnrsued Through Europe and Captured in New York. Pittsburg, Pa., March 12.-As the Western express on the Pennsylvania Railroad passed through here this morning, en route to the West, a couple of the passengers attracted general attention, partly on aooount of their appearance and partly because tbey were fastened together by a pair of steel handcuffs. The larger of tbe two wore a badge bearing tbe words "United States Marshal." Be was an officer of Silver Cliff, a little mining town in Colorado, about fifty miles from Denver. His companion was a gambler named Martin Cain. Nearly a year ago, while taking part in a poker game at Silver Cliff a dispute arose, hot words followed, weapons were drawn, and Cain shot and killed a prominent citizen of tbe town who was taking part in the game. Before he could be caught the mnrderer bad grabbed the money on the table, nearly $3000, and made his escape. Marshal James Hall followed him through Europe, but was never able to come up with him. At last he learned that he had returned to America. Hall also returned and landed in New York last week. The day he arrived ha met Cain on Broadway. The murder came op to him, and to the officer's surprise surrendered himself. He said bis conscience had troubled bim so that he had determined to return to Silver Cliff and atand the punishment for his crime. The pair are now en route there, and the officer says the man is sure to be banged. Tbe prisoner says he feels a great deal better since giving himself �P- _^_ TBE TAULBEE TRAGEDY. Klncald Committed to Jail in Accordance Wleh the Coroner's Terdict. .Washington, March 11.-The inqnest over the body of ex Represenative Taulbee was held to-day, and the ooroner's jury returned a verdiot in whiob they found that Taulbee came to his death from a pistol wound, the pistol being held in the band of Charles E. Kinoaid. in tbe United State* Capitol building, on February 28, 1800. At the conclusion of the inquest Kincaid was committed to jail to await tbe action of tbe grand jnry. Tbe funeral of Taulbee will take place to morrow morning. The Kentuoky dele1 gation will act as pall bearers. Will Fight For Life. Somerset, Pa., March 12.-When the Pardon Board meets at Harrisburg next week the application for commutation of the death Bentenoe in the case of Joaepb and David Nicely will come np for final settlement. Depositions on tbe part of tbe condemned have just been taken before 'Squire Lint at this place. Tbe examination of witnesses was conducted by Messrs. Coffrolh and Koontz on the part of tbe prisoners, and by F. J. Kooser on tbe part of tbe Commonwealth. Lard Compound Taxation. Washington, March 12.-The House Committee on Agriculture devoted its session to day to bearing Representatives Butterworth and Mason, who favored and opposed respectively the measures pending before the oommittee having for tbeir purpose the regulation and taxation of the manufacture of lard compound. This concluded, under the present program of the committee, the public bearings on the bills.__^ ^_ East Main Street Extension. The viewers appointed by the Court to view and report on tbe proposed extension of East Main street from the oity limits to Great Island bridge will view the ground this afternoon. A Bemarkable Kailroad That Is Expected to be Finifthed in Jane. A despatch from Colorado Springs, Col., says: When Zebulon Pike, tbe sturdy old pioneer, climbed to the top of the mighty mountain peak which bears his name, it was far from his thoughts tbat some day others would follow him to the same spot behind a locomotive. But if it never occurred to Pike tbat such a thing was possible, it baa to others in later days and the thought ia to be realized in the near future, and the wonderful journey whioh Pike first took on foot will be made by a steam engine and an accompanying train of oars. Before another summer tbe steel bands of a railroad will be laid and a ponderous locomotive hauling its load of human freight from tbe base to the snmmit will be making daily journeys. The railroad to tbe summit of Pike's Peak, which is now being constructed, Is not the first which has been attempted. Many thousand dollars have been pnt into another one which proved a failure. It was not practically planned, being too long and loo expensive in construction. But the mistakes of the first attempt have been of profit to those undertaking this one. Major Holburt, of Manitou, was tho man 1 who conceived the idea- of building the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway. He succeeded in interesting a number of railway officials whose roads, either by direct or indirect connection, would profit by a successful line to the summit of the Peak. Tbe officials saw the opportunity in its true proportions, and a preliminary survey was made about a year ago. The result of the survey was so satisfactory that a stock company was formed, witb Major Hulburt as president. A large amount of stock was at once subscribed by local capitalists and by trunk lines interested in promoting tho scheme. A second and final survey was made and the contract for the grading given. On the 21th of last September the contractors began the work. Eight hundred men were put at it, assisted by over 100 teams of horses and mules. Tbe precipitous mountain sides, oovered with giant trees, the numerous wide and deep canyons and gorges, the massive boulders thickly strewn along the course, and the necessary steepness of the grade made difficulties which would seem unsurmountable to less persevering and skilled directors. Owing to tbe severe weatber on tbe summit and the heavy snowdrifts, tbe upper half-mile of tbe road cannot be graded until spring. Tbe route selected is the most direct possible. It begins at the old gateway to the Government trail near the Iron Springs, and runs up Ruxton Creek part of tbe way over the old trail, and after rounding Windy Point at the base of the peak proper, makes tbe direct descent on a grade of twenty-five feet rise in 100, or one foot in four, whiob is the maximum grade all the way from Manitou, the minimum grade being ten feet in 100 at some points along Ruxton Creok. Tbe road will be operated by a eog wheel system. The road will be of Btacdard gauge, witb a fifteen-foot roadbed, to provide against accident in case of derailment. There will be no wooden bridges or trestle-work, only solid masonry culverts and bridges being used, and these will be put in whenever necessary, so that there will be no trouble from washouts. Tbe termini of tbe line will be at the Government Signal Station on the summit of tbe peak, and a point near tbe Iron Springs Hotel, in Manitou, which will be conneoted witb the other railroad depots by a system of rapid transit to be decided upon later. The track will be laid of ordinary steel rails, and tbe rock-rail, in whiob tbe cogwheel on the engine operates, will be securely fastened to tbe ties in tbe centre of tbe track. The cogwheels will be placed under tbe boiler ol the engine, between tbe drive-wheels, and will be operated by specially arranged machinery. The engine will weigh about forty tons. It will ope-rase entirely by cogwheels, and while a speed of sixteen miles per hour can be made, it is intended to make the trip up tbe peak in an hour and a half, and down iu ao-hour and fifteen minutes. The elevation to be overcome by this line between Manitou and tbe summit is about 8.000 feet, nearly 1,000 feet to the mile of completed road by tbe selected route. The en�iuo will be powerful enough to carry three coaches up tbe heavy grade. Tbo total length of tbe trip will be a little over nine miles. Pretested With a Ct�ii. Rev. R. W. Perkins, pastor of the Baptist Churob, has been presented with a chair by a number of persons who are members of his congregation. Tbe chair is a very handsome and valuable piece of furniture and was.presented as a token of friendship aud appreciation of the pastor's valuable services. During tbe two years bo has been here, over $5,000 has been expended in permanent Improvements of the churob property and over one hundred members added to the congregation.   

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