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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - April 9, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YEAH-NO. 34. LOCK. HAVEN, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1890. PKICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOK bkothek8---PUBUSHBB8 CURRENT COMMENT. It begins to look as if the robbery of the State Treasury of Maryland any give the Republicans a tnajoriey next Novem ber. Adjorant General Hastings trill deliver the oration before tbe Grand Army and Sons of Veterans at Al lento* n on Memorial Day At Newark, N. J., on Saturday, a number of candidates for the ministry ireie required to promise that they would abstain from tbe use of tobacco. Has. Robert Rat Hamilton seems now to be a cause of as tnach mischitf and contention in the State Prison at Trenton as she was. in the household of her feeble and bedeviled husband. A thousand dollar contribution to the government "consoienoe fund" was re-oently received by Postmaster General Wanamaker, but no one snspects the blot* tine paper postal card contractor of baring sent it. It is gratifying that the good work of relief commissions has to a great extent alleviated the distress of the Mississippi flooded district. Prompt measures on occasions of tUis kind go mush further than sympathy at a distance. Commissioner Raum, of the Pension Bnreaa, reports that about the last of May be will have concluded the examination of all applications filed before tbe first of January. Sanm does not talk much, bat it teems that be can give Tanner points on clearing away tbe accumulated business of the Bureau. Senator Fassett, of New York, has already won tbe first place at the most accomplished and tueoetafal of investigators, and la the chief terror of the corrupt and ill-rcanaged Tammany departments. By tbe time be gets through the great work he bat begun he will have won a national reputation. Eves the staid old Baltimore Sun bas revolted against the Gorman ring and served notice on Gorman that he must not insist upon a tool of the ring being appointed State Treasurer to succeed "Steve" Aroher. If he does, tbe Sun, which it all-powerful in Maryland Democratic politics, promises to lead the revolt against Gorman influence and in this will be aided by many respectable Maryland Democrats. To-Morrow sight. He, She, Him, Her, the best of all musical farce-comedies, .with George H. Adams, the renowned clown, and Miss Toma Han-Ion, tbe charming soubrette, unapproachable in their respective parts, will be the attraction at the Opera House to-morrow night. Tbe Boston Trawler says: The Globe was well filled to see the initial -Boston performance of "He, She, Him, Her," a pieoe brimful of fun and laughter. It is a succession of amusing incidents having no especial bearing on one another, whioh serve to introdnce Mr. George H. Adams and Miss Toma Hsnlon in their specialties, likewise a company of comedians in their specialties all making an evening of uproarious fun. The musio is exoellent and was much enjoyed by the audience.        ,__ CUnton County Medical Society, A meeting of the Clinton County Medical Society was held yesterday afternoon in the Board of Trade rooms, and an election of officers for the ensuing year was btld. Tbe election resulted as fol lows: President, Dr. J. E. Hayes; Vice President, Dr. J. A. Hontz; Secretary, Dr. W. J. Shoemaker; Treasurer, Dr. J. M. Dumm. Censors, Dr. R. Armstrong, Dr. R. B. Watson and Dr. Weymouth. The next meeting of the Society will be held the second Tuesday In June. Alone the River. There are now upwards of one hundred raits landed along the Lookport shore of the river, and what is something unusual, there are no buyers for the timber. The poor quality of tbe timber and tbe high figures at whioh it is held it given as tbe reasons for the dullness that prevailed in the timber market yesterday. There are bnt few rafts back yet, all that was gditen In last winter having been rafted in and run to this place. Several buyers are ex- pected to arrive this evening. �  i The Jmmctlom Hoate. Charles M. Quigley, of Beech Creek, bat Stan mod the proprietorship of the Junction House near the Philadelphia and Erie pas-tenter station, and tbe house is now open to tbe public under the new management. Mr. Quigley will be pleased to see all bit old friends at bit new place of business and solicits a liberal share of tbe pnbllo patronage. A Fine Display. Mrs. E. J. Dunn makes a beautiful display of flowers In the windows of her tuili-nery store. Tbe flowers are so handsome that a person can hardly believe they are artificial. Tbe manner in wbioh they are ranged enhanses their beauty. LAST NIGHT'S NEWS BY WIRE A Horrible and Disgusting Story Comes From the Interior of Morocco. GHASTLY  CONTENTS OF  A   BOX (fifteen Yonug Women, One Mae and a Negress, Probable Inmates or a Paaba's ami, Who Bad Undoubtedly Baen Slain for imraitbriilneas~Otlier Tele-trapbic News. Madrid, April 8.-A horrible story comes from Morocco. A large box was recently brought from the interior to tbe port of Mazagan, for shipment. When opened a ghastly tight was revealed. In the box was packed closely together were the bodies of sixteen young women, one man and a negreas. All tbe victims had been decapitated and their heads were missing. Their bodies were embalmed and bad evidently be?n in the condition in which they were found for a long time. The slaughter had been to all appear ances the work of some Pasha, who thus visited vengeance on bis harem for unfaithfulness. LIVED A DUAL LIFE. How a Trusted Employe of a Chicago Drag Hodh Boomed Baalnees Chicago, April 8.-Clarence P. Wikoff, a trusted employe of the wholesale drug firm of Fuller & Fuller, has been arretted, charged with having systematically robbed the firm of $1,000 worth or druggists' sundries during tbe past three months. He has disposed of bis stealings to retailers. Wikoff, in order to dispose of the property stolen, lived a dual life. Outside of tbe store be passed as Chaunoey J. Thomas, going into business under that name as a manufacturers' agent. He had a lot of stationery printed, upon which hia business address was given as No. 70S West Madison street, which place was his sleeping room. His stationery consisted of bill-heads, statements, blank orders for country customers, and printed blanks for price quotations. Knowing many of the Fuller & Fuller company's country customers, Wikoff mailed them quotations on tbe artiolss at a few cents below tbe lowest rate quoted by his employers. If Wikoff had confined his thriving trade to country orders he would probably have operated in security for au indefinite time. But be became ambitious, commenced to work up a local trade, and was soon detected. WikoS is twenty-four years old, and is well connected in this city, his father being one of the Fuller & Fuller company's best customers. NO LIVES WERE LOST. Tbe Illinois Cyclone Old Wot Prove � Sor-loaa as first Bepoited. St. Louis, April 8-The only news obtainable from Propbetstown, 111., whioh was struck by a cyclone yesterday is received from train hands. Tbe town contained about 400inbabitants and is located abont forty miles from Burlington, Iowa, on a small branch of the Uhioago, Burlington and Quinoy road. The train bands report that the railroad depot was blown down and tbe station agent was buried beneath tbe ruins. Tbe small Presbyterian church on Main Street was blown down and the steeple carried fully 100 yards. so lives were lost. Chicago, April 8.-The reported loss of life at PropLetstown is unfounded. A dispatch just received by the General Superintendent of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quinoy railroad from the railroad agent at Propbetstown is as follows: "A cyclone struck Propbetstown at 7 o'clock last evening, slewing the depot from its foundation, blowing off half the roof, and breaking in the windows. The elevator was blown down and rests on tbe side track. BE IS NOW AN MI). Charlie A. Bigler, ouo of the most gonial brass pounders that we ever knew. The stenograpbeis wrote ont their turkey tracks into fair English, and then "sat up" with us to be sure.that tbe wire didn't cool until we received "O. K " to tbe whole batqh. We didu't stop until we earned for tbe company (123. RANDALL "DYING. The Kinloent Statesman's Lint a Matter of a Yew Hours or Days. Washington, D. C, April 8.-Representative Samuel J. Randall is not dying, as reported, but he is on the down grade, and cannot get back to health. After apparently improving for a time he has just passed through another relapse, such as be is apt to have at almost my time now. Now, as before, in similar periods of depression, he has had to be plated under the iofluenoe of naroolies, and so bas been unconscious for two days past. But he was said to be batter by his family to-day, and they expressed tbe old hope that be might recover. decidedly the reverse. This is not shared by bis friends. They expeot to see him survive one or two more of these relapses, each of which leaves bim weaker, and then they expect to see bino pass qnietly into tbe next one. Between whiles Randall is patient and cheerful; reads newspapers and letters and dictates replies to bis clerk. He bat never given up the bope ot being in the House again. a sad unanimitt. That tbe Congressmen's fears in Mr. Randall's behalf are well grounded is evident from what tbe Washington evening papers say. The Star puts the statesman's situation thUB: "There is little doubt felt among Mr. Randall's associates in the Honse that the great Democratic leader it still a very sick man. They do not look for any sudden change for the wjrse, but anxiety Is shown on every members face wben the sick man's name U mentioned, and news concerning his condition is eagerly received." vebv low fob two dats. The Critic says: "It is learned, from what is regarded as a reliable source, that ex Speaker Randall bas beeu in an alarming oondition during the past forty-eight boors. His life was practically despaired of, but it is said this morning that he bas rallied, and is in no imminent danger." only relatively better. At 11:80 to-night It was stated at Mr. Randall's house that be bad steadily grown better all evening. This, of oou rse, meant relatively to bis oondition np to this evening. Since last Friday, nevertheless, his condition bas been oritical. He is liable to die at any moment, bnt is likely to live a Utile longer. His recovery is now regarded as out of the question, and his life is only a mattar of hours, or, at tbe most, days. Tbe can cerous growth bas sspped bis strenigb, and be will die of weakness. t.YCLONE IN OBIO. How Blgler and Cornelias Made tm5 for the Western Union in One Nltjbt. The Lewisbnrg Chrmaclt ssys: We notice that Chat. A.Bigler, of Harrisburg, graduated at Hahnemann Medical College the other day. This reminds us: The most exciting night ot political entnotittm that ever ttruck Lewlsburg was in tbe campaign when ex-Gov. Curtin, Hon. �11 Sllfer and ex Gov. Geary "collided." Tbe town was in a tnrmoil of excited people, many of whom were, in turn, full of something else. The city dailies were wild for reports of these speeches. The editor of tbis paper was tbe only telegraph operator in tbe place, and there was a fearful job ahead. All the speeches, taken down by four or five stenographers, were expected to be sent over one wire in time for the morning editions. Taking in our dilemma, Mr. H. A. Clute, Superintendent, sent from Harrisburg, one of tbe very speediest and best operators, and that operator waa A Large Factory Blown   Down-One Girl Killed and Others Injured. Cleveland, April 8.-A cyclone struck Norwald, Obin, about 5 o'clock tbis afternoon. Tbe umbrella factory of Sprague & Frenoh was in its path. A part of tbe building in which thirty young women were employed was cruBhtd like an egg shell. Many of the girls escaped, but others were caught in tbe falling building. Dora Palmer, aged Id, had her skull crushed and died. Nellie Harding was seriously injured about the bead. Miss Brush bad ber collar bono broken and was otherwise injured. Several other girls whose names are 'not given received injuries.   Barns were blown down and other small buildings were wrecked.  Trees were uprooted and fences toru down in all directions.  Tbe force of Iho wind was unprecedented in that section. -� >� The City Clerk/a Office. G. W. Batchnler, the new City Clerk, will have his office in tbe room of the City Treasurer in the Simon building. This will make it very convenient for tbe tax payers who have business to transact with those officials. CLARA PRICE IS AVENGED PBBSONAL   PENCILINOS. Her Murderer Stands Before tie Judge of All Men to Answer for the Crime. ANDREWS MEET8 DEATH BRAVELY Miss Grace Pearoe is visiting friends in Altoona. A. L. Kleckner and H. T. Cole, of Lo-gansville, were at the County Seat yester day. Allen Xander left tbis morning for Jamison City, where he will superintend tbe finishing of a large tannery being built at that place. Mr. John Passell, of St. Mary's, came down yesterday to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Susan Passell, wbioh took place this afternoon. Rev. M. Power and Rev. F. Seubert were in Willlamsport yesterday attending the celebration of Rev. Father Eoeper's tweuty-flfth anniversary of bis ordination James Fry, who bis been porter at the Fallon House f� the last year, expects to leave next Monday for Buffalo, N. V. James is an efficient and gentlemanly porter and made many friendt while at the Fallon. Marches to the Gallows Unattended, Beads � Chapter In the Bible and Make* a Bambllng Addrwssr-The Trap Sprang at � 11:08 and *?lfteen Minutes Later Be la Pronounced Dead.'V The execution of Alfred Audrews at Bsliofonta this forenoon took place in the midst of a heavy down pour of rain. The inclemency of tbe weather, however did not prevent tbe town from being filled with a great crowd of people whose morbid curiosity led them to stand for hours in front of tbe county jail where they gazed with anxious eyes at the dark walls of the prison inside of which the closing scenes of a bloody tragedy were being enacted. examining THE instrument of DEATH. Andrews spent the night comfortably and peacefully in his cell. At 12 o'clock he asked to be permitted to look at bis coffin, and bis desire was granted. He also examined tbe rope with wbioh he was to be hung, and placed the noose around his neck, saying as be did so, "that if be were to be an hour in; dying it would not be too muoh to atone for the horrible crime he had committed." After looking at his coffin and the rope he went to bed and slept soundly until 5:35 this morning, wben he awoke greatly refreshed by bis long and peaceful sleep. his last breakfast. At 7.-O0 his breakfast was served. Ha ate two eggs, a piece of buttered toast and drank a cup of coffee, After the breakfast had been disposed of Andrews delivered an address to tbe prisoners in the jail and gave them words of advice. Hia Spiritual advisers were Rev. W. A. Houck, of Betlefonte, and Rev. Sarvin, of Pleasant Gap. As tbe' hour of ten approached the orowd oo[ the outside of tbe jail inoreaaed considerably and the holders of the four hundred passes issued by tbe Sheriff began to arrive! at the jail. Tbe march to the gallows Jsegan at 10:45. Tbe death warrant was read to AndrewB at 8:30 a. m, and as he displayed no emotion while listning to the reading of the important document it was evident that he would show no fear when the last moments came. When the procession emerged from the jail, Andrews was seen walking alone and unattended. He ascended the steps to the gallows without a tremor. Rev. Houck and Rev. Sarvin walked side by side and Sheriff Leahy walked by the side of Sheriff Cooko. Eight young men, members of the Y. M. C. A", sang appropriate hymns. On tbe scaffold the ministers whispered words of comfort to tbe doomed man. HEADING tCBIPrOBES AND SrEAKING. While tbe four hundred spectators stood waiting with the rain pouring down upon their beads, Andrews read to them the fourteenth chapter of Romans after which be began a rambling address. He said he was at peaoe with God and all mankind. He hoped, be said, to meet all those present in Heaven where he was going. He spoke of the crime he had committed, and for whioh he was about to suffer deatb, and expressed a fervent wish that ho might meet bis victim, Clara Price, in Heaven. He continued bis remarks until a few minutes after eleven o'clock, when with a good bye to all he closed, and the final preparations were begun. When all was in readiness the lever was touched at eight minutes past eleven tbe drop fell, and Alfred Andrews' body was dangling between Heaven and earth with the neck broken. In fifteen minutes bis heart had ceased to best, and be was pronounced dead by tbe physicians. The body was cut down at 11:30. Undertaker Soloman Confer, of Milesburg, took charge of the body, and it will be interred at that place this evening. Just before leaving the cell to proceed to tbe gallows Andrews asked for a bottle of ginger ale, which was given to him and partken of with a decided relish. Tbe exeoutioo of Andrews was successfully accomplished, and there were none of tbe horrible features conneoted with it whioh were witnessed wben Hopkins was hung. the condemned man. Alfred Andrews, the murderer of Clara Price has paid the penalty of his crime, and tbe stern mandate of the law has been obeyed. With bis life Andrews paid the penalty the law Ixes upon those who take life. Clara Price has been avenged and ber murderer stands before tbe Judge of all men to auBwer for tbe crimes fie committed while on eaith. The murder of Clara Prioe, an Innocent yonng girl who was yet in her teens Wat cotnmittod near Knrthaus last Wovembvr. Tbo murder was none in broad day light, and thoro were circumstances connected with it, that made it appear one of the moat, fiendish crimes ever committed in tbis part ot the country. No one saw the deed oom- mittted, yet circumstances pointed so plainly to Alfred Andrews as tbe guilty man that he was quickly apprehended and lodged in jail at Bellefonteto await a trial. He asserted bis innocence and was ably defended when bis trial name off. Circumstantial evidene was too strong and he was convicted and sentenced to be hung. He tben made a full confession, told bow be bad committed the orime and related all tbe details conneoted with the cruel deed. His prison life since the trial has been spent iu 'making preparations for meeting his doom, and, like most murderers, he expressed entire readiness and willingness to die. He was a native of England where hit father resides and to whom he wrote a long letter quite recently. Last Thursday be was taken out to the jail yard and permitted to view the gallows upon which be was hung to day. He examined the instrument of deatb oritically, and expressed a wish that there might be no uncertainty about the manner iu whioh the job would be performed. Since then there has been a more noticeable feeling of nervousness about him, and at times be exhibited plainly the great mental strain under wbioh be was endeavoring to bear up. Recently prayer meetings were held in bis cell every evening and be seemed oonfident and certain that his future would bs spent in the regions of the bleBt. Alfred Andrews richly deserved his fate, and although his deatb cannot bring to life bis innooent viotim Clara Price, it has removed from the world a man who was not fit to live aud by whose deatb the world has been made purer and more peaceful. -- i PUNGENT POT POCKBI. A Miscellaneous Mixture or Sense and Non--  sense Scissored and Scribbled. To get > cinder out of your eye, rub tbe other eye hard. It is paradoxical, but effective. Now look out for paint and whitewash. The robins are preparing for nest biding. Gardening tools are receiving some attention. There is nothing discouraging in the outlook for a large strawberry crop. Silk shirts will compete with flannel. Heavy transactions in bonnet trimmings. Popularity now favors a bunch of daisies. Old fashioned boys stilt chew licorice root. There are blaok flowers in millinery. Most men will notice a thabby pair of shoes more quickly than a "love of a bonnet." One of the picturesque feminine hats is exactly like a washbasin. What the weather needs worse than a ly thing else ia to be run through a clothes wringer ml bung out to dry. Ascension day falls on May 15th tbis year. Let us bope that tpiing has come to stay. April sunshine is a relief from March wiuds, but wbers is it? Marion Harland advises those who use what grocers catalogue as canned goods to always open tbe cans some hours beforo cooking tbe contents and empty into an open bowl, set into a oool place. This removes tbe close, airleBB, smoky taste. Drain tbe liquor from peas and beans, cover with fresh, cold water, and let them soak two hours. It freshens them wonderfully. Su.mmer gas stoves are being sooured up. Toes are to be narrowed, a shoe man says. Cloth top shoes are coming to the top again. Silk stockings should match the shoes in oolor. A vebt large trout ia nicest if staffed and baked. A few papers are objeotiug to grocers mixing sand with sugar. Tbis is all folly. They cannot mix paving stones or pebbles! Tbe former are needed in the streets- badly needed-and tbe latter are required for mixing with ourrantt and raisins. Some charge* against these dealers in the past have been gross, but these are grosser. A band of ribbon tied witb a bow around tbe waist is a new fashion. A black onyx ace of spades, with a brilliant iu the contor, makes a showy scarfpiu. Glass jars ior violets aro a new idea. The tailor-made girl hit gone entirely 'out. RAMBLING IN THE FAIN A Wet Day's Tramp From One End of the City to the Other IS SEARCH OP LOCAL HAPPENINGS Tbe Hand-in Hand Ball Last Nlgnt One of tbe Host Succcssfal Ever H*Li-To-Morrow Night-Along tbe River-Clinton County Medical Society-Chief Chatham Resigns. Early last evening crowds of men, women and children gathered iu the vicinity of Main and Grove streets to witness the parade of Jhe Look Haven Fire Department. The companies assembled at their respective hose bouses and shortly after made a street parade, led by the Catholic band, tbe Sons ot Veterans drum oorps furnishing music for Hope Hose. After a short line of march the firemen, followed by a large crowd, went to tbe Armory of Company H aud the terpsi-ohorean festivities began. scenes at the ball. Promply at nine o'clock the grand march, led by Mr. John Griffin and Miss Sadie Agar, and follow ed by about 150 couple, marched over the large floor of tbe Armory with military precision, after wbioh came the dances in order as on the program. Dancing was kept up till 12 o'clock, when au elegant supper waa served. After supper the festivities were renewed aud a large number of ladies and gentlemen "tripped the light fantastic toe" till 3 o'clock this morning. Altogether it was a f-rand success, botb socially and financially, and the third annual ball of Hand in-Hand Hose company will long be remembered as one of the bappiest events in the history of firemen's hops. Germania orchestra furnished good musio. The company extend tbanks to the ladies, especially those of tbe First Ward, who kindly donated oakes, etc., for the supper and also to all otbeis who assisted in making the affair such a complete success. some of the visitors. Among the visitors present were Messrs. John A. English, Channcey Saluman, Edgar Kepler, C. R. McCrea, C. a.. Nep-ley and C. A. Swoyer, representatives of West Branch Hose company, No. 2, of Renovo; Messrs. John Huling, "Edwin Young, Lewis Johins, Frank Fravel, Grant Baird, Arthur Gage, Harry Boyer and Frank Stull, of Williamsport, and many others from .neighboring towns. Some of the gentlemen were accompanied by ladies but we were unable to learn their names. Tbe visitors speak of royal treatment at the hands of the Look Haven firemen and their friends. Hired China In Washington. From tbe Fhlladelphia Press. There is a deal of shoJdy aristocracy in Washington, and many a drees suit goes to a White House reception which bas seen service on half a dozen different men in the past. There are men here who rent out dress suits and who have their regular customers. It is tbe same witb ladies' clothes, and one of tbe strangest methods of doing business in ladies' dresses that I have yet heard of is the selling of them on instalments. I know tbe daughter of one of the most noted statesmen that this oouutry bas produced who buys ber dresses in this way, and who frequently has a gown half worn out before it is paid for, Aa to hired china one of tbe big dealers on the avenue tells me that this is very common, but tbat white china is almost always rented. He says tbat Cabinet officers, foreign Ministers and Supreme Court Judges hire ohina of him, and that you may eat out of a plate to-day at General Blank's and to morrow find the same dish doing service at Senator Waxem's. The rule is that the hosts pay a certain percentage on the value of the china for its use, and they pay a good round prioe for all that is broken. White ohina is tbe only kind tbat is hired, for tbe reasorj tbat It bas no marks to identify it. If figured china was nsed the same set would moot the eye of half a dozen people the same week in bait a dozen different places, and tbe result wonld be that the guest would know that it was hiren. Tbe Klectlon at Cincinnati. Cincinnati, April 8.-A light vote waB cast at the city election here yesterday. Sam F. Hunt, Democrat, for superior judge bas 3,000 majority; Emil Rehse, Republican, for clerk of the police court bas 2,000 majority. The other two Democratic candidates were elected by 600 and 1,000 majority respectively. The counoil has a Republican majority ot 2 and tbe Board of Education of 0. The dispatches from over tbe State show tbat as a rule the vote was light. He Will Wateb Battles. Harrisburg Telegraph April 8th. Auditor General McCamant said last night that before be Issued the next warrant to Principal Battles for hia quarterly pay for tbe rapport of tbe blind pupils at the Philadelphia Blind Asylum, he would make a close etisjinisation into tbe accounts of the school. Principal Battles bat heretofore collected the money on tbe^fry day on which it is due. The last1 quarter ended February 28th, a few days before the Prat exposed the misdoings in tbe institution, and Battles was paid before tbe charge was made tbat be bad beer paid for pupils not in attendance. ,     .     .  " ' Auditor General McCamant. will "bring  all tbe aeuteness of his office to test the truth of Mr. Battles' official conduct in having a reserve number of children from whioh to draw on when one of the children supported by the State was absent. Party Last Sight, About thirty couple wended tbair: way tbrongb the rain and mud to the bosoe of John Bashe, No. 283* North Falrview street, last evening, and rushed in upon him with tbe cry of "surprise." John, like the good fellow that he Is, at onee proceeded to entertain hit guesta in a right royal manner. Card playing, music, singing and games of all kiwb;helped, to make the evening pass most'pleasantly while dancing waa indulged in by those inclined that way. Supper was announced at the proper time and the gnasta proceeded to tbe dining room where they t*t down to tables loaded with the beet of: every-thing of the season. About 1 o'clock thej guests departed for their homes well pleased with their surprise tnd wishing that he may live to see mauy more suchoooaalons. Chief cbatbam Iteaigat:------ Captain W. S. Chatham Chief of Police in this cicy has tendered to Mayor Mason bis resignation of the office, the tame to take effect on the first day of June. The reduction made by Counoil m hit salary, is the reason given by the Chief for tendering bis resignation. There are 'few cities or towns where the Chief of Polios has more duties imposed upon him and receives such small pay. Captain Chatham thinks the pay should be in' proportion to the work, hence his resignation.    - �  ^ Railroad Work Begua. Work has been begun on the Weatport and Trout Run railroad. The Renovo Seas says, J. L. Emery, of Westport, with a number of men commenced work Monday morning' catting and removing the brush, trees, etc., on the route of the'pro-posed railroad, the survey for which was recently m'ade.Shovels,pieka and other toblt used in grading, have been shipped toWeet-port, and it is quite probable that grading will be commenced at once.' ' Whose Diary Waa ItT A diary, kept by a county school teacher has fallen into the hands of the editor of the Renovo News, and is now being published in that paper as a continued story. The names of persons and placet are transposed in order to hide tbe identity of the writer, bnt it is very evident that the teacher who lost the diary waa one of the corps who wield the birch in Pine Creek township.  Whose diary wat it t > **- *-r"~ *~ T~~nt� Now that the new extradition treaty sat gone into operation it will be mslrat ,for American defaulters and criminals generally to flee to Canada. They will bt no safer there than in this country. TAs natural result of this must be either a marked deorease in financial speculations, embezzlements, etc., or a striking increase in tbe prison population of the country. .It is to be hoped tbat it will be the former. A Dreadful Accident. ' ' At Marengo, Cenrre county an accident occured last Saturday by which P. Flynn received serious injuries. Hs was standing near a wagon assisting to load some heavy logs, when one of them slipped and rolled baok upon him, crushing >bim so severely that his deatb will' result. Persons who witnessed the accident say it was a dreadful sight as the man was orushed so badly tbat his bowels protuded through the flesh. A Town Strept Away. Bdrlington, Iowa, April 7.-It Is reported tbat Prophetstown, Illinois' has been swept away by a cyclone. There are no particulars except that twenty freight cars were blown to atoms, and that^the whole town had been wiped from tbs face of tbe earth and tbat many people have been killed. �  �  - Working Day aad Might. A crew of men worked all of last night at the boom sorting out tbe logs and sanding those inteuded fot Williamsport on below. The river to-day is running full'of logs and a number of the drives will come in on tbis flood. A sensation baa been caused in Susquehanna county by tbe elopement ot Mrs. Fallon, wife of Jobu Fallon, a prominent county politician, who wat atsittaot doorkeeper of tbe House of Representatives at Harrisburg in 1873-76, with net husband's hired man, Henry Canfield. This is a cold world, bnt it wasn't quits obilly enough tbis winter to . keep down the price for next summer's ica; ^ ' If economy is wealth, some people may object that they are obliged to use too muoh wealth. _ Mauve overgaitert look wall on � dressy   

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