Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 15, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAR-NO. 13. LOCK HAVEN, PA., SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOK BKOTHKKS---VCBLJSHKK8 CURRENT COMMENT. Theke should be a premium for the iu-veatiou of a murderer's pistol wbioh would thoot both the shooter and the Bbot. If the disgraceful disclosures of Demo c ratio frauds in Hudson County shall be the means of redeeming New Jersey from tho rule of rum shop politicians, the price paid will be none too dear. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has added to its other treasures a collection of books secured by the late Charlemagne Tower at a cost of not less than $25,000. They relate to the history of the ooloniet" chiefly duriog the seventeenth century, and they aie of priceless value to studentB of the early annals of the country, Ik 1887 there were nearly 6,000 licensed saloons In Philadelphia. Under the high license law this number was cut down to about 1,400 in 1888, and in 1889 the number was still further reduced to about 1,200. That is a good record. The airests fox drunkenness in 1989 fell 12,000 below those of 3887, and ye� we are told high license has no restraining influence. Captain Fkjlmk Cunningham, Collector of Taxes at Richmond, Va., intends to sing at his own funeral. He has sung at 385 funerals during the last two years, He intends to ting certain aonga iuto a phonograph and let the instrumentoffieiate at the ceremonies preceding his burial. He has chosen ''Home of the Soul'* and "Good Night" as tee songs to be delivered at that time. The Philadelphia Ttmee is a striking example of the wonderful progress that has been made In Pennsylvania journalism during the past fifteen years. This remark is called forth by the fifteenth anniversary of this energetic and excellent newspaper, which occurred on tbe 13th inst. The Times started the revolution that has taken plaoe among the Philadelphia dailies and has always kept pace with the beat of them. Heztkt Villaiid's plan to furnish motive power, beat and light for the Twin Cities from electricity obtained from the force in the Falls of St, Anthony will, if successful, realize the wish of tbe Yankee who many years ago, as he stood by Niagara, expressed regret at tbe great waste of water-power. For a great many years that Yankee's wish was passed around as a specimen of American humor. But Mr. Villard, with unlimited English} German and American capital to back him, is in dead earnest, and it seems not unlikely that he will be successful in his undertaking. __ In all probability there will be no world's exhibition in Chicago or elsewhere in the United States during 1892, to celebrate the discovery of this continent by Columbus. The sub-committee of the House having the matter in charge has voted to postpone j the big show until 1803 and the full committee will no doubt agree in the recom* mendation. Of course, this will be readi- 1 ly concurred in by Chicago, who is distrustful of h*>r ability to get ready in 1892. It were far better to delay the whole business an entire year than to hold the exhibition without due preparation and tons invite failure and ridicule. One of the most significaut facts about the Saw telle murder, which has been agitating New Koglaod, was that the murderer lured his victim from BoBton to a place in New Hampshire on or almost near the Maine boundary line. TbiB gave riBe to the suspicion that it was bis purpose to obtain a trial, if he should be detected, in the Slate of Maine, where tbe law has abolished the death penalty. But this design baa been frustrated by the action of the New Hampshire authorities, wbo have placed him on trial within their jurisdiction, and who will hang him if he should be convicted. Bnyioc Leaf Tpbacco. M. Rosenthal, a well known Lancaster county tobacco dealer has recently been making purchases of leaf tobacco in this section. Included in his purchase is (id cases of the crop of 1833. grown on Great Island by It. W. McCormick. PERSONAL PENCILING 8. THE RAGING MISSISSIPPI. Tbe Waters Still Risine; and tho DaDger Growing More Imminent, EXPANSE OF WATER 40 MILES WIDE J. W. C. Floyd returned last night from a trip.to Philadelphia, Miss SuBie Looey is visiting in Renovo as the guest of the Misses Conway. Hon. John U. Bhafer, editor of the Renovo Record, was in the oity yesterday. T. M. Christie has returned from Win-terburn where he spent tbe winter as a log soaler. F. I*. Coudriet and Paul Weaver are well known lumbermen who are registered at the Fallon House. Christian Fabel has removed to his new dwelling on Eaat Water street, and slept there for tbe first time last night. Mtss Maine Wenuer bas returned to her home in Williatnsport after a pleasant Tiuit of two weeks with irionds in this pit/. Rain Stilt Falling; and tbe Outlook Very Bad-The Water at 5f�w Orl�an* Higher Than Ever Kefore Known-The l^ei-eea (J Liable to Hold the Pent up Klement, and Are Giving Away. Nkw Orleans, March 14.-A uortboast storm prevails. The river went down to 16$ feet to-day but is again swelling, and the water ia now running over at Bier-viUe, Conli and St. Peters streets, but the overflow is not enough to cause much inconvenience. A telephone message received at 10 a, m. from Nita plantations sayB the crevasse there is a wide bature in front of it, and that the crevasse will be closed by tbe Mississippi River Valley Railroad. Sev eral small breaks in the old levee in that vioinity aggregating fifty feet, are also roported. the highkst ever KN'OftN. The Mississippi river along the city front has reached the highest point ever known. There has been an alarmiug swell in the flood, probably produced by local raiDB and a high south wiod, the water rising to seventeen feet above low water mark. This is nino and a half inohes above the high water mark of 18S4. Such a rise iu front of the city is phenomenal. The levees were constructed ith view to withstanding only about a foot more than high water mark, and there are few places anywhere along the city front where tbe levee stood six inches above the flood when it stood at its highest point. At hundreds of poiuts, where there are depressions, the water poured over on both banks, and many of the streets were overflowed. In fact, the immediate front of the^city was practically under water, but the depth was not great, tbe ovei flow not being sufficient to cause any interruption enough to carry off tbe flooding waters to the drainage canals in the rear. below new orleans. From New Orleans to the Gulf the levees are still lower, and a rise of six or eight inches more will put them under water. The- great problem is to hold the levees. If this can be done it is not be-:eved that there is enough water in sight to overflow them. The steamer Newton left yesterday afternoon with a large quantity of material for the protection of the levees from the Arkansas line to Red River. She is sent out by the United States Government and is uudcr command of government engineers. The supplies are sent out by tbe Secretary of War in conformity with the resolution of tbe Mis- , sissippl River Commission appropriating 450,000 for (be protection of tbe North j Louisiana levee front. Tho city council, met last night and adopted a resolution appropriating $50,000, or as much as shall be neocftsaty lor work on tbe lovee� during tbe danger period. the flood at memphis. Memphis, March 14.-It would seem nothing tees than a miracle could avert the mpendiug flood. Experienced river men begin to abandon all hope aud aid now waiting to hear of the levees that are the first to give way. Tbe building of tbe levpes has served to confine the water iu a narrow space, aud consequently the same volume of water would rise higher on the guage cow than it did iu r.hc previous great Hoods. On this principle tho people living towards the mouth of the rivur are looking anxiously for tbe levees above to break, when the water would overflow the adjacent country and the \owbt Itvees would be saved. The United States engiueerg, who are looked upon as practical aud level beaded men, comprehend the daLger better, perhaps, than any one else. They express the opinion that all the levees could not stand the strain much longer. It is only a question of time which one is the weakest and wbicb will go first. The breaking of two or three might relieve tbe others to such an extent that they would stand until the water subsides. dasgek below the city. There is comparatively little daDger any-whire above Memphis, but below this poiut the situation is one of %re&t peril to people who live iu the lowlands, wboro escape from a flood would be impossible. The United States engineers stationed here have telegraphed for assistance. The United States Steamer Emma Etbridgp, now laying at Paducah, Kentucky, has been ordered to report hero fortbwitb Twenty thousand sacks have been sout to Grtenvillo, Mississippi, which are to be filled with eand to fitrcUKtheti tho levtes at that point. The river, ordinarily half a mile in width hero is more than forty miles wide, | extending to the foot of hills in Arkansas. Up to the present time the St. Francois basin, covering an area of 4,500 miles, has been filling up. It is unprotected by [evees aud has been drawing off enough of the surplus water to relieve the strain on tbe lowet levees. This sac is about filled up, or soon will bo, aud its escape between levees near Helena, added to the present outpour, will, it is feared, create sad havoc. in imminent danger. The vioinity of Arkansas City is in im minent peril. The engineer iu charge stated to-day that he would surrender the unequal contest of battling with the floods when the river had reached an additional two-inch rise. Cattle, hogs, sheep, deer and other wild animals have been drowned in large numbers, and the levees are lined with such as could reach them, where they must inevitably starve. People are seeking the highlands as epeedily as possible. The Tensas basin has been ordered evacuated by the authorities, who expect at any moment a giving away of the artificial protection. The levees arc sodded and mushy and readily yield to the hoofs of cattle and wild animals that press upon thera for safety. not an encouraging report. Washington, March 14.-A special bulletin issued by tbe signal service this after-noon says the rain storm of the past four days iu the lower Mississippi valley baa practically euded, so that tho water dangerous to the lower valley is now in the Mississippi or its tributaries. There are no encouraging prospects for any portion of the lower vailey. tiie lower oiho falling, Cario, IU., March 14.-The Ohio river fell three-tenths of a foot last night and is still Tailing here slowly. The late rains in this section are supposed to have run out by this time and the rise coming from above will not materially oheok the fall here. bkdiuddkn by hallucination. EPITOME OF EVENTS. Local Items Taken Prom Our Reporter's Note Book. WHAT HE GOT ON HIS EOUflDS. Tnrcnlj-Five Tears of Life Wasted by a Freak of the Mind. A despatch from Cbillicothe, Mo., says: "W. H. Lilly, one of the earliest settlers of Livingston county, has for twenty-five tion that has kept him confined to his bed. In 18G5, during a slight illness, he was seized with a fear that ho would die of heart disease if ho attempted to stand up or to raise his head above a certain level. Every possible means was resorted to by his family to drive the idea from his mind, but without success. He stubbornly stuck to his couch and refused to be coaxed or frightened out of it. On one ocasion his wile had a lot of straw pilod near tbe house aud then set on fire. Tbe wind blew the smoke towards the house and the family began shouting fire and carrying out the furniture. Lilly was told to run for his life, but he never stirred out of bed. At another timo his favorite daughter, Minnie, was sent away, and Lilly was told that she was hurt and was dying at a neighbor's house, and that she begged him to come to ber. Tears welled from the aiMictcd man's eyes and his lips twitched with emotion, but be did not move. "After this signal failure no further attempts were made to arouBe him, and it was thought be would uevor leave his bed except for the grave. One day laBt week, however, the dormant energies of Lilly reasserted themselves as suddenly aud mysteriously as they had departed, aud he raised his head above theflupposod danger line. Dumbfounded at finding no serious results, be raised it still bibber and finally sat bolt upright, lla baa uow apparently fully recovered and is superintending some improvements on his farm. During hts wifu's administration of affairs the farm has trebled iu value, and Lilly is today $4;0t0G0 better off than he was when he took to his bed twenty-live years ago.'1 Sugar VuJley Itetna. From the Journal. A. three inch veiu of genuine bitumlnious coal has been discovered on the farm of Samuel Spangter, at Tylers�ille, aud naturally tho people iu that vicinity are greatly excited aud much surprised. The vein was found eighty-six feet beneath the surface of tho earth. Mr. Spangler believes this is the out-cropping of a larger vein, and will continue sinking the shaft until tho depth of two hundred feet is readied, being positive that there is coal in paying quantities whore he is prospecting. We earnestly hope this may bo true. What a grand blessing that would be for the people of Sugar Valley 1 Win; Barter and Son are getting ready to plant a new steam saw mill on tbe mountain near Tylersville and commence tbe manufacture of bill timber and staves. Hirer New� - Th� Steamer AUout-Tlie Boardwalk Entertainment-Home Enter-tnlnmsnt-Flo*t�d Into the Boom-In pectlDg the Mines-Death of m Child-Alauy Young Trout. The river rose but Uttle last night and stands to-day at the three-foot mark, which is considered a good rafting flood, being equal to a six.foot flood below the dam. Five timber rafts have arrived, and the timber inspectors are brightening up their tools and preparing for their work Prices are likely fo be high and tbe men who were fortunate enough to get their timber out of the woods will realize good figures. A telephone message from Clearfield states there is a three foot flood there to day. Two rafts left Clearfield this morning and there will bo half a dozen more ready to start later in the day. Logs continue to run thick at Clearfield, but as yet few have reached tbe boom at this place. Practical rivermen are of the opinion that the Hood will continue for some time and the river fall slowly on ac-couut of the ground being filled with water by the constant raum that havo fallen recently. -�*4-- At the Opera Bonne Last Niebt. "The Dear Irish Boy" made a lasting impression on an audience that comfortably filled the Opera House last evening. There was some realistic scenery, beautiful costumes, songs, dances, and very fine acting by Gus Reynolds, Dau McCarthy aud a supporting company of artists tbat added a great deal of pleasure in developing a play of interest and thrilling incidents from beginning to end. Iu abort it was one of the best attractions of tbe season aud can't come too Boon again. Contemplated Improvement!. MeBsrs Scott and Son are contemplating , the makiug of important improvements on ur^".*!-root. among, '"building where "the small frame struoture now stands, occupied by Frank Harder as a gun store. The building occupied by Messrs. Ktimer and Rtagler's Btores will be raised and made three stories high with an iron front. The changes will add ffreat'.y to tho appearance of the property. 1\ O. s. of A. Items. The new Camp of P. O. 3. of A. will be instituted at Beech Creek next Saturday night. At Mill Hall a grand drawing will takB place this evening, and the P. O. S. of A. will distribute a number of valuable prizes to lucky ticket holders._ Many Young Trout. The first instalment of trout fry to arrive in this city this year came iu on Thursday night and were sent out over the Bald Eagle Valley road yesterday. There was 60,000 of tbe young trout, and they were distributed in small streams in various parts of Centre aud Clearfield counties. _ _ Water Street Law Office . The law office in Jacob Kino's building on Water street is undergoing repairs at tbe bands of JobuScbooley, tbe painter aud paper banger. When the work is completed the Water street law office ill all be in good condition aud tbe last marks of the flood have disappeared. Death of m Child. Mackey E. McCloskoy, -Ir.^only son of Maekey E. and Annie J MoCloskoy, died this morning of catarrhal fever, aged 2 years, 0 months and 2 days. The funeral will take place from tho house on Vesper street Monday afternoon at two o'clock. The Iloardwalk Entertainment. To-night a supper willbe given at Flora-ingtoa for the purpose of raising money to pay a balance due on lumber used iu building the boardwalk. Oysters will be included in the bill of lare, aud an elegant supper served at a low price. Work Snipended. The railroad along the canal in Williatnsport has progressed aa far as West street. The work is suspended now aud nothing further will be done until after the injunction question is decided next Tuesday. __^ _ Floated Into the Hoom. A timber raft belonging to Messrs. Weaver & Betta floated iuto the boom some time during last night. This morning the boom was opened at tbe lower end and tbe raft taken out by tbe boom crew. PUNGENT POT l'OlllHI. Home Entertain men t. Prof. George P. Bible is making arrangements to give an entertainment in the Opera House ou Thursday night, March 27th, for Uio bonciit of O. II. Emuiy Camp, Suua o( Veterans. Prof. Bible will be assinted by home talent, and a pleasing eu tor lain meat will be given. Fuller particulars will be given later. Inspecting Die Mine*, A party of mining eugtneors are making an inspection of the mines at Queens ftuu and surveying tbe lands iu that locality. They are practical men from tbe Luzerne county coal regions. Itotwil of Trado Mooting. A regular meeting of the Board oi Trade will bo held ou Monday'nlght, March 17lb, at 7:30 o'clock. A full attendance of mem bets la requested. A MttfCfllaiieouM Mixture of Senile ami Nun-senile Scimttored and Scribbled. The "strong-minded" petticoat Is bound to mafee her way Into every woman's wardrobe At no far distant day. And the man who wants tt� win tne race Musi make a mighty "spurt." Or the K'rl will surely puns him In her bifurcated skirt. "dim'' uext. The buds arc swelling again. Tub sun is gainiug power daily. The blue bird.s and robbins arc singing. The chewing gum craze is decreasing. April showers and trailing arbutus will soon bo on tbe program. Ltveatmbm have about deoided to house their cutter for good. Leak green and pale Parma violet form a popular spring combination, CmcAoo belongs to the sect of tho Fair-I-seize. Soliloquy of the patch: "In piece prepare for woro." Two and two iu an ice cream saloon make a quartet. The note shaver takes a great deal of interest iu his business. The weather man's a fraud, His cold waves nil have thawed. And bin winter's been from first to lasta blooming planted lizzie; But summer's comlug now And Ha proper to allow That we'll all be wturluK Uaunels when by rinUtH wo ought lo sizzle. A lady correspondent asks us if it is right to go tbe opera. Certainly. It is right to go to any respectable place if you behave yourself. It is not right to go to church except under those conditions. Its ultra bon ton to tousle the front of your auburn hair and put a Greek fillet around it, as in tbe heads on the old copper cents. Taj! gaiter uoo* iukob luu pmuu ui mo boot and gaiter. Buying your wife and Easter b^cuet is not going to do much towards getting you into Hoaveu. Tue successful way to rob a bank, judgiDg from evidence in bank-wrecking cases is to put dummies iu the Board of Direotors, instead of jimmies iu the safe door. As soon as we road in the New York financial columns tbat there was a shortage in the money market, we looked over tho contents of our right hand trousor's pocket aud found tbe statement correct. Once a fisherman, always a liar. A tiny hour-glass containing gold dust instead of saud is tbe latest pendant for a chain. One of tbe new scarfpins is a moonstone mask. Lower the mask, and you see a profile iu onyx. These little hats the ladies wear, Close iittlng, u#at and trie Make their fair wearers seem more fair Than when their hats were bit;. They look ho jaunty and so trim. Upon a well poiBed head. That man isuladtho Gainsborough brim la numbered wlih the dead. 'It is no use tolling you to look pleasant," said tbe photographer to the pretty young lady, '"for you cannot look anything else." Aud his echemo worked beautifully. "How much are these individual butter dishes'?" aBked a lady in a China store. "They are not butters," said tbe attendant, "they are next summer's largo sized ice cream dishes. As an evidence that Clearfiald county is outside tbe Uuitod States we reproduce the following from the Raftsman*a Journal'. "Reform has come to tbe people of Cur-wensville through tbe postmaster of tbat place wbo baa issued a decree tbat the outer doors of the offioe will be closed during the distribution of the mails, and no one will be admitted during these periods. We think that ia about rlgLt, and might be beneficial in all towns where so many peoplo congregate who have no butd . ness while tho mails are being changed." Pokk pio is a fashionable delicacy. Bismarck probably doesn't like it. An exchange very olevorly remarks: "All burglars are hereby notified not to pay us any uocturnal visits with the expectation of getting any money.. If tbey want nur money tbey must call on our delinquent subscribers, a list of whom will be furnished ou application at this office." It is related of a certain editor tbat be recently refused the request of a subscriber who wanted him to publish tbe Tcu Commandments. Tbe reason be gave was, that even though tho Command' meuts were old, Borne of his subscribers might think the allusions were personal and stop the paper. BULL'S TONGUE WAGS. Ho Says He Used the Big Bank Book Just to Decoy Dupes. WENT TO CANADA AS PUPIL FABMEB He Declares That He Was Fleeced by the Company, and Shovra That They Axe Working a Scheme For the t'urpoae of Swindling All Who Will Bite at Their Hook, Woodstock, Ont., March 14.-Birohell was induced last evening to make a statement concerning tbe purpose of bis coming to Canada, but could not be peisaaded to Ray anstbmg tbat won^d tbrow any light on BeuweU's murder or bis own movements on tbe fatal day. Birohell said he came to Canada as a pupil farmer. 'The firm of Ford, Iiathburn & Co.," said he, "Took seventy pounds from me and promised to secure me a first class place on a fine Canadian farm. I came here with my wife. We came through to Woodstock and I met Pupil Farming Agent McDonald. He said he would fix mo all right, and in a few days sent me out to a farm near Spriugfield. X could not stand it and stopped there only one day and a half. hobbeo by sqaiu'ebs. "We then took up onr residence at Woodstook. Pickett, also one of tbe pupil farmers was sent out by tbe same agency. Tbey are a Bet of Bbarpers. Tbey beat me when IJflrst came out, as I just stated, and when I returned to England I threatened to bring an action against them because things in Canada were not wbat tbey represented. I found that I could not recover my money, because I had signed a contract before leaving, but when I threatened to expose their methods they compromised by returning part of tbe money 1 bad paid them, how they wore. "That shows you what class of men they are. They bold a big poaitiou in England and to an applicant tbey will-show a stacjc .of oruunal rM*AmmandatiAng Tbey are making piles of money out of the business. They have also agents in Ohio and other western towns. About that bank book, 1 see it stated tbat tbe authorities suspect tbat I have no such amount as �4,000 in tbe Imperial Bank, and tbat I simply nsed that book to decoy dupes. Now this ii a fact: I deposited the amount with the bank in stocks and bonds, and when the time comes tbe deal will be made clear, t will bring a number of witnesses from England, but I am not at liberty to say what I intend to prove by them." A HUG*'- HEART. Seven Men Buried. Cumberland, Md., March 14.-A hugh rock rolled down the mountain side to day and fell upon the West Virginia Central Railroad track in a cut between Chaffee and Blaine. While a force of men was engaged in removing it another slide occurred overwhelming seven men. Tbe horrified companions rushed to tbe rescue of tbe buried men. Two were dead when taken out, one has died since and three were seriously and perhaps fatally injured. Tho names of the dead and injured are: Dead-James O. Lambert, Lowes, wife and family. Josephioo Machcri, unmarried. Veranto Vallo, Italian, has a wife and family in Italy. Injured-"Van Read, married man with family, cannot recover. Mortioacea, Albiuni, left arm broken and ankle sprained. Jackallini Cabanni and Josephine Franegoli, injured about the head. Normal Note*. Miss Edmiston returned to tbe Normal on Monday last from a few days visit with her parents. Mr. Eugene Hall, of Harrisburg, made a short call at the Normal on Tuesday evening. He graduated in the cla.-sof 'SS and is now a druggist at Harrisburg. Quite a number of the students wero up to see their future borne duing the week. Tbey are all very muoh pleased with it, and are ready to depart from their present quarters at any time. Mr. G. W.Brown was called home yesterday by telegraph, on aocount of tbe death of bis aunt. Tbe " Quartette " intends going to the World's Fair at Chicago. An Kleplmot With a Heart Blcfier Than a Barrel Drops Suddenly Dead. On Wednesday morning when Tom Doyle, one of the Forepaugh show animal trainers, entered tbo elephant house, in Philadelphia, be discovered one of the elephants just dropping dead. The animal had been acting strangely and visibly growing thinner for some time past, but did not appear to be at all ill. Tbe brute is the first elephant ever known to drop dead, and tbat fact so interested James E. Cooper, who is now tbe owner of tbe Forepaugh show, that he presented tbe carcass of the animal to tbe Medico-Chirurgical College, of Philadelphia, for scientific purposes. When Professor D. P. Eeyser ascertained the facts, be decided upon a post-mortem examination. Prof. Laplace held tbe examination in the presence of several medioal Btadents in tbe winter quarters. Ou opening the abdominal cavity the heart was found abnormally large-so large, in fact, tbat it could not be pressed into an ordinary-sized washtab, and as long and as round as a flour battel. The rest of the vital organs were found in a perfectly normal state, notwithstanding they were somewhat misplaced, bat the heart was much inflamed and gave pronounced evidence of pericarditis, with a great amount of effusion (dropsy of the heart.) In this state its weight was much increased, and found to be 103 pounds. Tbe big skeleton will be articulated and preserved in the college, and as there were no abrasions on tbe epidermis, the taxidermist of the college will have a job filling the bide. The medical gentlemen say it iB impossible to preserve tbe heart,which is the largest organ of its kind on record. Dr. Madigan, of Cleveland, Ohio,wbo was present at the examination, related an in-stance of a patient named Boyd, in tbat city, whose heatt weighed eighteen pounds tho largest human heart known. Wealth in Ice. Tho fortune that awaits the lucky icemen is illustrated in the report made by a Boston Journal correspondent who recently visited Maine. "Everybody there," he Writes, "ia ora�M..*�^�-j*tfi.M,�ljB-''vn-k/a4ci Every spare man, every horse and almost every ox are at work on the ice, filling ice houses, building stacks on the river banks, cutting, hauling, selling, shipping the silvery ice, silvery in more senses than one. In Bangor and Augusta coal dealers, with empty sheds, are filling them with ice, the stieets are full of teams oarting the pre-cIoub loads to store bouses yet unfilled; and, actually, tbey are filling the basements of some stores with ice. A company with houses and maohinery all on hand and in good shape, can bonse tbe ice for 15 or 20 cents a ton. Yet a manager of one of the large companies refused to sell for $4 a ton, although he could have sold 5,000 tons under a contract. If he had sold 5,-000 tons, at $4, li3 would have made a clear profit of $18,000 or so. There is another manager wbo, last December, took a eontract to deliver 20,000 tons this spring and Bummer for from 50 to 75 cents a ton; and althoogh this pays bim a good profit, in the distant horizon towards the setting sun, he sees a golden eagle flying away from him, representing $05,000, just the difference from the price be conld bave obtained if he had waited till tbe fifth day of March. _ Will Chana-e His Business. Mr. Ira C. Eddy, who for over twenty years has been with J. W. Bridgens, in the mercantile business in this city, has purchased an interest in the R. Loveland Ax Company of Lamar, and will be the Secretary and Treasurer of tbe company. For tbe next year Mr. Eddy's family will remain in this city but after that time he will probably remove to Lamar. The Steamer Afloat. Capt. Shaw started tbe fires in his pleasure steamer "City of Look Haven" yesterday evening, and about 5 o'clock tbe boat floated out of the canal into the pool of tho dam. A run to Queen's Run was made to test tbe machinery and the new paddle wheel. Everything worked satisfactory. An Improved War Invention. Utica, March 14.-Tbe test of the Justin explosive cartridge, as fired from a nine inch rifled gun, took place to-day at Perry villo Falls. With a thirty-five pound charge of powder, a 350 pound shell containing nineteen ponnds of tbe best dynamite, was fired from the gun. Tbe dynamite exploded ut tbe moment of contact, and would bave blown a ship out of the water. The experiment is a perfect and unqualified success. Thanks Extended. Mrs. Ward desires to return thanks to tho G. A. R. members, and all others who assisted her in any way during her bereavement by the death of her husband John A. Ward, also to tbe ladies wto furnished flowers on the funeral occasion. SUNDAY SERVICES. Service at usual hours in the English Lutheran Church. No services in the Evangelical church, excepting Sunday school at 0:110 a. m. At tbe Baptist Cbnrcb servioes at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at 2:15 p. m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, services at 10:30 a, m., and 7 p. m. Sunday school at 12:15. Strangers welcome. Services at tbe Reformed Church at the usual hours. German serviaa at 2 p. m. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m.