Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 18, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YE All-NO. 15. J^OCK HAVEN, PA., TUESDAY, MAKCH 18, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KIN'SLOK HIIOTHKKS - . I'lTKLISIIKKS A GOOD MAN FOR CONGKKS8. Several uewFtmpers In this Congrt^sional District havo brought ioivva.d a number of Republicans w mioceod Cougrunsroan MeCovmiclc, and thore will be no lack of candidates whan tho limo comes for making tba nomination. Tho district U safely Republican, but ths miprity S% not so large as to run any risk in making a nora inatioa, aud it is Ihcreforo highly necfs sary that a strong candidate nhould be placed in t'ao field. Tho Exfre-b desires to present the name of General Jesse Merrill, of Ljck Haven, as a man whom all Republicans ctn r�lly around, and 1/ nominated, one whose election is assured. His record is irroproacLable and in every responsible position to which ha h-is been Called, and he has filled a number, he has performed the duties in such a manner as to call forth the highest commendation. . His war record was such that when he was mustered out of service in October, 1865, Prenideut Johnson brevelted him Mjjor 'Tor long, faithful and meritorious services." In April, 1871 he was Appointed by Governor Geary M*jjr General of the National Guard of Pennsylvania. During his service as such he had charge of tho 11th Division. General Merrill has practiced law in this city for many years and ranks among the leading members of the Clinton county bar. He has served several terms in City Council and was president of tha* body during part of the time. His management of tbe posteffije as Postmaster dariog President Arthur's term was highly satisfactory to our people and all will testify that Lock Haven never hart a better Postmaster. Suoh is a brief account of the man the Bxtress would like to see nominated for Congress in this district. He would bring honor and credit to bis constituents by representing them in a faithful and Intelligent manner. Tha Republicans of Clinton county will do tbemselres honor by urging bis nomination. BURIED UNDER THE WALLS. CURRENT COMMENT. The old time custom of parading on St. Patrick's Day seems to have died out in most American cities. There are so many old soldiers of the Union in Canada that a Grand Army Post is about to be formed in Montreal. The great exploier, Henry M. Stanley, like all men who have passed through such sore straits as have marked bis life, s an earnest and sincere Christian. General Hastings is justly entitled to the Republican delegate f rom this county to the State Convention. Being a native of Clinton, and a resident for many years of an adjoining county, it appears to ua that there should be no contest over the matter. General Hastings has made for himself an enviab.'e reputation as a member of Governor Beaver's administration and if nominated and elected Governor, would fill the position in an honorable and faithful manner. If nominated there is no doubt of his election. Cedar Spilng* School Bf-pnrt. Pabvi.v, P,i., March 14. 1890. Mb. Editor: If yon w'U kindly allow me a small portion of your valuable space 1 will submit a condensed report at Cedar Springs school No. 5, Porter township, for the tarmendinj? Miroh 14th, 1S90: Number of pnptls rtrollrd during the term: Males, 17; feroalcp, 20; total, 37 Average diily attendance: Males, 9; fema'es, 14; total 23. Per cent, of attendance Male*, 78; /eroalas, 84; total, SI. The average per cant, io attendance, progress aud deportment "f the pupils for the term is as toll >ws: Sadie Shilling, 9S�; Blanche Shilling, 98f; Carrie Shilling, 94J; Ellis Shilling, 90$; Clyde Shill-ing, 94�; Emma ttickel, 94; Licetta Alii son, 97$; Belle Allison, 91$; Arthur Allison, 90$; Clara Bickel, 86$; Ida BioWel, 93$; Btf#s:� Hughes, 92$; Jenuin flushes, 90$; Mittie Bugbep, HI; L\zx>& S^vensoo, 97^; Lather Strvenson� 88}; Htuateu Mc-Kibben, 97$; John Camming*, 93}; Henry Dietz, 92J; Titiie Frazier, 67; Clyda Frazier, S2�; Edith Laird, 81$; Mary AlHsou, Ibl The attendance, considering the state of the weather and the amount of siofenrss throneU the valley, was good. We were visited twice by the County Superintendent, once by Director W C. Hnghes and by a number of others during the term. The sohool room daring the term was neatly papered and tastefully decorated by wyaelf and pupils, the directors kindly furnishing the paper. Before closing this report permit me to siy a word in favor of the pupils and patrons ;>f the sohool. In all my experience as a teacher, I never passed a plaasanter six months term than this. The pupils were ktcd and obedient, cheerfully ai-soming tho tasks imposed upon them, rendering tvery assistance in their power to make the tohool room pleasant aad the sohool a eaccest for both teacher and pnpila. W, j. Weaver, Teacher. Six Men Crushed to Death at an Indianapolis Firo Yesterday, YOUR BODIES ARE TAKEN OUT. While Bravely Fighting the flames in a Book �Dd Paper Uuuie, the Bear Walls Fall Upon Twenty Kett-Brave Volunteer* Extract the Dead and Wounded Prom the Boiiifl. Indianapolis, March 17.-Fire broke out in the basement of the Bowen Merrill Company, wholesale book and paper house, Nob. 16, 18 and 20 West Washington street, at 4 o'clock. The location of the fire prevented effectual work on the part of the firemen, and the fUmcs quickly ate their way to the first and second floois. The company carried an immense stock, estimated at (125,000, of which there is au insurance of $75,000. The building and adjoining stores of H. P. Worson & Co. aud Byran & Sullivan are badly damaged; but the exact loss cannot be given. The firemen seemed completely battled in their effort to subdue the flames. The rear wall fell crushing several fite-men. Probably eight or ten were killed. Three bodies have been taken from the ruins. many men buried. At the time the wall fell in a numbar of firemen, variously estimated at eight to twenty, were on the roof of a building, and were buried in the debris, which was piled forty feet high within the walls of the burnod building. Immmediately the wotk of rescuing the living and extricating the dead was began, at least five hundred volunteers, who, in addition to uninjured firemen and members of the police force, formed a strong corps of workers. At times their ears Would be greeted by the groans of the wounded underneath the ruins, and then the work ; would be pushed with renewed vigor. For three hours the forces labored to rescue the wounded and recover the dead. At this hour the following havo been taken j out: j ten" firemen dead. The work of excavating the ruins is 1 still in progress. So far ten firemeu arc known to be dead. Their names are: George Faulkner, Ulysia Glazier.George Glenn, Al Hoffman, Espy Stormer, Richard Lowrie, Charles Jenkins, Andrew Cherry, superintendent of the firo alarm system, Thomas Burkehart and Thomas 1 A. Black. At this hour the work of digging in the mass of iron, brick and mortar in tryiug , to extricate a man whose face, bloody and j bruised, appearB juat above the debris, is ; proceeiin<r. Ho ie supposed to be Daniel Jones, a pipe man. His feet .ire caught by a heavy iron girder, and ho is being liber-1 ally plied with stimulants to keep him alive. ' Underneath him is another man who is supposed to be dead. Deck Lower, pipeman, is still uuder the ruius, as is also Walter Jones, and it is' supposed both are dead. uarrowing scene The scenes at the fire headquarters this evening have been only exceeded tu pathet-1 io interest by those at the homes of the dead firemen. Other men, fathers of the younger men who lost their lives, wives, widows and children of the dead and living have crowded into the room seeking information of their loved ones and getting none, have rushed to the scene of tho fire, and their frantic appculs have made doubly arduous the work of those imprisoned bu-neath the ruins. Opinion on the Railroad Question. The City Solicitor of Williamsport gave bis opinion to the council last night on the right of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to occupy the canal property. The solicitor quoted law, showing the right of the company to the canal property and virtually informed the council that further proceeding* to prevent the laying of the tracks oo streets crossing the canal would beuaeltss. Counall, bovever, directed the solicitor to continue his efforts in buhalf of the city. A Wee Bit of� Hone. A. C. Hopkins has purchased for his little boys Willie and Albert, a diminutive Shetland pony, which is probably the smallest specimen of horse ilesh ever seen in this city. The pony's weight does not exceed four hundred pounds. With the pony came a complete driving outfit consisting of road cart, truck wagon and harness. The Hand iii-H*nd Hall. Everybody should bear in mind the fact that on Tuesday evening, April 8th, Hand-in Hand Hose Company will give their third annual ball. Buy a ticket aud help the firemen along. A Money Order Office. The postoftioe at Beech Creek has been made a money order office, by order of the Postmaster General, KISMAIUK AND SON KKHIGN. The Youufi Emperor William Promptly Ac-cei.lt tho Resignation. Cologne, March 17 -Reliable news from Berlin says that it is believed that Piince Bismarck will immediately retire from all posts now held by him, A meeting of the Cabinet, the correspondent says, was held at 3 p. ra,, at which Piince Bismarck presided, to deliberate upon the position which would arise from the Chancellor's resignation. At 3 p. m. a report is widely current that Prince Bismaick Las tendered his resignation to the Emperor. the news confirmed. London, March 17.-A dispatch from Berlin says it iB stated there that Prince Bismarck and Count Herbert Bismarck have tendered their resignations, and that the Emperor William haB accepted tho resignation of the Chancellor. The Troth Abnut a Uoj. From the Washington Capitol. He comes out at the front door, briubt-faced and happy. He comes out for no particular reason, save that he wants to be moving about. He is full of physical action, aud must get some of it out of Mm before bedtime or he won't be fit to sleep. Ho doesn't know this with bis head, but his body knows it; for, after all, the body docs a good deal of its thinking independently of what we call consciousness. He stands on the Btep and looks np and down tbe street. He doesn't know what he is looking for. Indeed, he is not looking for anything. He just looks with a sort of undefined hope that be will see something suggestive to him of what to do. He jumps down the steps and goes to the gate hangs on it a moment, makes a few pounds with his voice such as nobody but a boy can make, and nobody else would make if he could. They don't mean anything. He makes them because-well, because he is a bey. At ay Parade, The people of Reuovo bad a big parade yesterdayiiu honor of St. Patrick's Day, with Mr. M. J. MoMabos as Chief Marshal, asBhjted by four a:du. Tho Renovo News in hpi>or of the occasion was printed in green ink and floated tho Irish flag at its mast head. It was a bit of enterprise on tho part of Editor Dillon which his Renovo readers will appreciate. Clinton County's Turn. The Philadelphia I'rm oi yesterday says: Senator Botts, of the Clearfr. Id district, will uot get a renomination without a couteBt; Clinton county is prettycertaiu to have si candidate in C. S. McCormick, and it is Claimed to be that county's turn. Clearfield has bad the Son a tore hip twice in succession. A Bafiniuan DroHned. Last Saturday a raftsman wns drowned at Moshanon Falls. It ia said that he was in a boat endeavoring to secure some floating timber, when by somt: means the boat wan upset aud the unfortunate man sank at Oi'ce, His body has not bfeu re-covered. 1IKAT1I OFAFOKMKIl KKSIDKNT. Mrs. Aroeli* Hosp, who Formerly Lived in thii* City, Died at South West City. Mo. Tho following notice of a lady well known in Lock Haven, and who has many relatives in this section, is taken from the Green Ridge, Mo., Enterprise: Departed this life March 1st, 1800, at at South West City, Mo., Mrs. Amelia Hose aged 70 ycais, 2 months and 25 days, after an illucss of eignt days, which commenced with la grippe and ended with heart disease. The subject of this notice was well known in thiB vicinity. She oa^e to Missouri from Pennsylvania in 1807; was married to Samuel B. Hogs shortly after coming here. After marriage they lived awhile on a farm in this neighborhood, tben for a short time resided in Sedalia then moved to the State of California. Returning from there they resided awhile in Nevada, Vernon county, 3Io-, then at Sedalia again. From there they moved to South WeBt City, Mo. They had been there but a few months when her death occurred. We mourn her loss, not as those who mourn without hope, for wo foel sure that she is of those whom Christ will bring with him whon he comes to gather his redeemed ones. Her life was spent in doing good; in acts of kindness and benevolence. She was from an early age an active and consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. On all occasions where suffering or want called, she was ready to offer her aid and sympathy, and render such assistance as was in her power to bestow. She leaves, besides a bereaved husband, one brother, Robert McCormick, of this place, aud one sister, Mrs. Agnes Wilcox, of Napa City, California, besides numerous more distant relatives. Shortly before she died she told her friends that h^r work was done, and said that God would raise some ono up to fill her place. Thus, says one who witnessed her departure, "calmly and trustingly, with the eye of laith upon our Divine Master and Saviour, bor purespirit took its ilightunto him who hath loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood." B. "With silence only ns their bc-n edict ton. Gou'h augels come, Then In the shadow of a great alUlctiou The soul sits dumb. Yet would we say what every hsartapproveth, Our Father's will. Calling toillin thedcaroscs n-noin bMoveth, in merey still. Not upon up. or ours, the solemn avgcl, Hath ever wrought. The fun end anthem, Is a glad evangel, Tho good die not. UoJ nil Is otir loved Dues, but we lose Dot wholly What he has given. They live on earth in thought and deed as truly Ah In His Heaven. The Timber Market, Quito a number of timber rrfis came iu yesterday, and tho market was more active. A well kcown buyer said tbis morning that as a general thing the timber is small and bo far not of as good quality as laBt year. Sales are reported of round hemlock timber at from $8.50 to $10 per thousand feet. Two rafts of square oak aud pine wero Bold this morning at 13 cents per foot. Hemlock is generally quoted at 8 to 10 cents. Ono extra fine raft of large oak and pino is held at 30 cents per foot. A number of rafts were scut on below this morning. fen bus 8ub-I>litiict. It is now understood that the City of Lock Haven will bo divided into four bud-districts for the purpose of taking the census. Tho enumerators will bo appointed next week. FKKSONAL PENCIX1NGS. I'utUnaster Appointment. H. L. Kistler has been appointed Postmaster at Pine station, this county. Miss Sarah Ludden is visiting friends in He novo. Harris Mussina spent yesterday with friends in Williamsport. Ex-Sheriff D. M. May shook hands with bis Renovo friends yesterday. Joshua Sykes, of Benzinger, Elk county, isspouding a few days in this city. D. B. Poland left this morning for a busines strip to Weedville, Elk county. H. O. Chapman talked about insurance matters to Williamsport people yesterday. Rev. Father Seibert assisted in the Catholic dovotioual exerciBes at Renovo yesterday. County Superiniendant IJ rung ard will oxamine the senior class of the Renovo High School April 17th. Charley McGbce, who is engaged in selling goods at auction in Bellefonte. is spending to-day in this city. James Carpenter, well known river pilot from down the river, arrived here yesterday and left this morning with a pair of timber rafts. Faraway Moses, tho Ilardscrabble humorist, is in the city to day studying tbo weather service signal ilags. Faraway complains of a general dullness of times at Hardscrabble. Thomas Kuan, of Oil city, and his daughter, Miss Mollie Kean, of Bellefonte, are- visiting with John Kean, this city The men are brothors and had not seen each other for seventeen years, until tbey met yosterday. BIG CUT ON THE SUGAR DUTY A Reduction of More Than Fifty Per Cent. On an Important Product REDUCES THE SEVESXJE $28,000,000 The Republican Member, of the Way. ami Means Coitioiittee Go Two and One-Half Time. Farther Than the Mill, Bill-A Most Generous Concession to Western Sentiment. Washington, Mrroh 17.-The Republican members of the Ways and Means Committee have finally reached an agreement upon the sugar schedule. They have agreed to make raw sugar from the 16 duties standard down, dutiable at 35 per cent, advalorem and refined sugar above 1G duties standard dutiable at 40 per oent. advalorem. This is equivalent to a 50 per cent, reduction on many grades of sugar, and So more than SO per cent, on others. The reduction will average a cut of above 50 per cent-, and will reduce the revenue from $25,000,000 to $28,000,000. There is no provision made for the payment of any bounty whatever. The cut in the sugar duty, which will thus be mads, 1b more than two and one-half times tbat proposed by the Mills bill, and the duty will be collected upon the value and not upon the pound as heretofore. The duty given to tho refiners is only five per cent, more than tbat givon the raw sugar men, and the classifying of raw Bugar at sixteen or below will admit two grades of me'cbantable sugar fit for domestio use. It is hoped and believed tbat tbis will take away from the refiners the power to raise the price of sugar to the consumer at will. The Republicans regard this heavy reduction of sugar duties as the most generous concession to Western sentiment. ' An Important Personaee Forgotten. From the Cincinnati Times-Star. "Funny thing at one of the hospitals last month," Baid an undertaker." What was it?" "Ob a dootor who loves to see his name in print had a long account of a delicate surgical operation be had performed-removing a tumor I believe, the whole thing was minutely described, and tbo doctor praised highly. But no mention was made of the fact that my services were required, for tte patient died next day. Any one reading the item would have supposed that tho sufferer bad been restored to perfect health. IVo rkin� at the Bridges. The work of repairing the stone abutments and piers of the Inland bridges is progressing as fast as possible. For several dayB teams have been engaged hauling cement and other materials from this city, which will be used in making the repairs. Tbe stono which will be used for tbo "bridge seats/* will be brought from Snow Shoe. Funeral Announcement. Tho funeral of Guy Couser, son of Lincoln and Mazey Conser, will take place from the bouse, corner Jones and Peach streets, to-morrow afternoon at two o'clock. Services to bo conducted by Rev. Taylor and interment made in Dunnstown cemetery. Lose Her Focketbook. A poor widow thiB afternoon lost her pocketbook, containing over $10, between Grouse's boarding house and East Park street. Tho fiuder will please return to this office and receive a liberal reward. That', the Way to Talk. We are tbo freest Free Traders under the sun among ourselves, but with outsiders we are Protectionists and propose to remain so while it is our Interest to do it. -Philadelphia lelegrap'i. ilF.CI.INED TDE CASE. 9 Thanks Extended. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. McCloskey returns thauks to those who gave tbem assistance and sympathy iu their bereavement and to the ladieB who fumiuhed the handsome floral tributes. As soon as we read in tbe New York financial columns that there was a shortage in tbe money market, we looked over the contents of our right hand trouser's pocket and found the statement oorreot. The successful way to rob a bank, judging from evidence in bank-wrecking oases is to put dummies iu the Board of Directors, instead of jimmies in the safe door. "It is no use tolling you to look pleasant," said tbe photographer to the pretty youuc lady, '"for you caunot look anything else." And his sobeme worked beautifully. A tiny hour-glass containing gold dust instead of sand is the latest pendant for a chain. .H'nlbi.tic Slury Which Illustrates the Power of Prayer. From tbe Boston Globe. " No," said the lawyer, "I shan't press your claim against that man; you can get some one else to tako the case; or yon can withdraw it, just as you please." "Think there isn't any money in it?" "There would probably be some little money in it, but it would oome from tho sale ot the little bouse that tbe man ooou-p:e8 and callB bis 'home,' but I don't want to meddle with the matter anyhow." "Got frightened out of it, eh?" "Not at all." "I suppose likely tbe fellow begged hard to be let off?" "Well-yes, he did." "And you caved in, likely?" "Yes." "What in creation did you do?" "I believe I shed a few tears." "And the old fellow begged you hard, you aay?" "No, I didn't say so; he didn't speak a word to me." "Well, may I respectfully inquire wh'oni he did address in your bearing?" "God Almighty." "Ah! he took to praying, did he?" "Not for my benefit, in the loast. You see, I found tbo little house easily enough and knocked on the outer door, which stood ajar, but nobody heard me, so I stepped into the little ball and saw through the crack of a door tbe cosy sitting room, and there on tbe bed, with her silver head high on the pillows, was an old lady who looked for all the world just as my mother did the last time I ever saw her on earth. Well, I was on the point of knocking, when she said: 'Come, father, now begin; I'm all ready.' And down OB his knees by her side went an old, white-haired man, still older than his wife, I should judge, and I couldn't have knocked tben for tbe life of me. Well, he began; first he reminded God they were still his submissive children, mother and he, and no matter what He saw fit to bring npon them tbey should't rebel at His will; of course 'twas going to be very hard for them to go out homeless in their old age, especially witb poor mother so sick and helpless, and oh; bow different it all might have been if only one of the boys had been spared them; then his voice kind of broke, and a thin white hand Btole from under the coverlid and moved softly over his snowy hair; then he went on to repeat tbat nothing could be so sharp again as the parting with those three sons-unless mother and he should be separated. But at last he fell to comforting himself with the fact that the dear Lord knew that it was through no fault of his own that mother and he were threatened with the loss of their dear little borne, which meant beggary and the almshouse, a place tbey prayed to be delivered from entering, if it could be consistent with God's will; and tben he quoted a multitude ot promises concerning the safety of those who put their trust in the Lord, in fact, it was the most thrilling plea to which I ever listened; and at last he prayed for God's bleBBing on those who were about to demand justice." The lawyer then continued more slowly than ever: "And-I-believe-I'd rather go to the poor house myself to night than to stain my heart and hands with the blood of snob a prosecution as tbat." "Little afraid to defeat tbe old man's prayer, eh?" "Bless your soul, man, yon oouldn't defeat it!" said the lawyer. "I tell you he left it all subjeot to the will of God; but he claimed that wo were told to make known our desires under God; but of all the pleadings I ever beard, that beat all. You see, I was taught that kind of thing myself in my childhood. And why waa I sent to bear that prayet? I'm sure I don't know, but I band tbe case over." "I wiBh," said tbe olient twisting uneasily, "you hadn't told me about the old fellow's prayer." "Why so?" "Well, because I waut the money the place would bring; but I was taught the Bible straight enough when I was a youngster, and I'd bate to run counter to tbat you tell about. I wish yon hadn't heard a word about it, and another time I wouldn't listen to petitions not intended for my ears." The lawyer Bmiled. "My dear fellow," he said, "you're wrong again. It was intended for my ears and your?, too, and God Almighty intended it. My old mother used to sing about God's moving in a mysterious way, I romember." "Well, my mother used to sing it, too," said the claimant, as he twisted his claim papers in bis fingers. "You can call in the morning, if you like, and tell 'mother and him' tho claim bas been met." "In a mysterious way," added the lawyer smiling. Kallroad Brotbsrhaod, A lodge of the Railroad Brotherhood was organized at Renovo on Saturday. The membership of tbe new lodge is not large.