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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - April 12, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YE AH-NO. 37. LOCK HAVEN, PA., SATURDAY. APRIL 12. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS* EVENING EXPRESS KIN SLOE BROTHERS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. The Michigan Central contemplates putting on a vestibule train between New York and Chicago wbieb will make the fastest time of ary traiu in the world, reducing the timo ijtween the two piiuts to twenty-three hours. Apparently we are to have an As Unt Secretary of the Navy as well as an Assibtaut Secretary of War. The SeuuLe Committee on Naval Affuirs has reported an amendment to the Naval Appropriation bill providing for such an official. Not only the Captain of the C'.ty of Paris, but the directors of the InrxaL Line, deny tlmt the Commander of the Adtiatic refused to assist the City of Paris. No sea captain can afford to act inhumanely in these days, and never does. A bill Las been reported in the lower House of Congress for $3,447,985-known ae'the Pennsylvania War Claims Bill These churns have been adjusted, and readjusted, till weariness and persistency will at last win. In is expected that the bill will pass. Thk American Philosophical Society will celebrate the one hundredth i mversary of the decease of its illustrious founder aud first presiduot. Dr. Benjamin Franklin, at Association Hall, Philadelphia, on Thursday eveoiug April 17ou at eight o'clock. Notwithstanding the present experience regaiding prices of agricultural products, the Northwest will plant a broader area of soil than ever before. The season is opening favorably, and it nothing adverse happens the crops that wiil be gathered will still increase the surplus which is causing the mischief now. The election of a son of the late Daniel Manning as Mayor of Albany, by an overwhelming majority, is a severe blow to Governor Hill, young Manning being a representative of the Democrats who are bent on renominating Cleveland at any cost, and having been at open war with the Governor on that account. NEWS OF THE NIGHT BY WIRE The battle of Waterloo was fought seventy-five years ago. Tet there are still 112 veterans who fought io tliat battle living in France. This faot will Rive the reader some idea of the far-distant time when the last of the half million pensioners who will be placed on the rolls will cease to draw their pension. Within the past week the Long Island Railroad has been putting np a device to warn people at grade crossing when a train is approaching. It is a great gong that is banged by an eleotrical appliance. It is set a-ringing by the train itself when nearly a half mile away. The bell serves as an infallible warning, bat owners of nervous horses are wondering whether the locomotive could possibly frighten their animals more than the gong does. Virginia did what half the other States bave tried to do-prohibit the introduction of dressed beef by the imposition of a tax. The Virginia law was, however, quickly knocked out by the Courts, which held that as this was a law interfering with the free traffic between the States, a tariff law, so to speak, enacted by a State, It was nnconstitutional, as the general government only has the right to enact such laws. SUNDAY   SERVICES. Services at the Baptist church at the usual hours. Preaching in the morning at Flemingtoo at 10:30 by tbe pastor Rev. 8. B. Evans. Preaching in the Disoiple Church both morning and evening at the usual hours by tbe pastor Rev. J. H. Mundy. Sunday Sobool at 9 o'clock. Suuday School at tbe East Main street M. E. Church at 0 o'clock. Young Men's meetiug at 6:45 p. m. and preaching at 7:30 in the evening. At tbe Reformed Chcroh-Services at the usual boars conducted by tbe pastor Rev. G. W. Gerhard. German services at p. m.  Sunday School at 9 a. m. Services at tbe Evangelioal Cburoh conducted by tbe pastor Rev. J. A. Hollen-baugb at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday Sobool at 9:30 a. m. prayer and elals meeting at 6 p. m. At St. Paul's Churoh Episcopal, services at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 12:15. Tbe musio as on Easter Sanday will be rendered at tbe morning service.  Strangers welcome. There will be the usnal services by tbe pastor, Rev. S. J. Taylor, in tbe English Lutheran churoh at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 2 p. m, and Young People's prayer meetiog at 6:30 p. m. At Trinity M. E. Church preaching by the pastor Rev. J. A. Wood, Jr., at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday School at 2 p. m. and meeting of Yonng People's Alliance at 6:30 p. m. All are invited and all will be welcome, l The "High live" Club, of Sedalia, Charged With Gambling. MAT BE COMPELLED TO GO TO O0TJET Judge Rjland Saya Gainblioc, No Hatter Whether in the Form of Euchre or Church Baffles, Hut Stop- SubpoenaM leaned Summoning; the Members of a Club Before the Grand Jury. Sedalia, Mo., April 11-Acting under instructions from Judge Ryland tbe grand jury now in session has issued subpoenas for a number of members of the High Five club, a tony social organization among whose members are quite a number of young ladies, to appear before that body. It is supposed that an effort will ba made to find indictments against persons at whose houses tho club has met during its ' existence on the charge of permitting gam- ] bling on their premises. Judge Hyland's instructions to the jury Monday to indict all persons engaged in or participating in a game of euchre, bigh five or church raffles, has created not little unfavorable comment here. At first it was regarded as a joke, but now that an attempt is being made to carry out his instructions a more serious view is being taken of the matter. A SUCCESSFUL POKGBB. Cornell's Affairs. New York, April 11.-There is little room for!doubt now that the business affairs of ex Governor Cornell are io a bad way. Much sympathy is expressed by the political friends and opponents of the former standard bearer of the Republican party in tbe State over the troubles which have come upon him at the close of his long and honorable career. There are judgments already recorded against him, aggregating nearly 98,000 and it is feared they are only tbe forerunners of others involving much larger amounts. Death of a Prominent Philadelphlan. Philadelphia, April 11.-George H. Stuart, one of the most prominent Phil*-delpbiatjS of tbe day, and for years one of the conspicuous figures in churoh, mercantile and financial circles, died this morning at his son's residonco at Chestnut Hill, in bis seventy-fourth year. He has been suffering trom asthma for some time past, but immediately preceding his death this trouble was somewhat relieved and he passed quietly away. Military Beview at Washington. Washington, April 11.-A review of the District of Columbia National Guard and troopB of tbe several branches of the regular army Btationed at Washington, was to-day given in honor of the delegates to the Pan-American Conference. The President, several members of the Cabinet., General Sco field and other officers of the regular army occupied the reviewing stand. Tbere were about two thousand men in line. Examining the Slalare Books. New York, April 11.-The books of tbe Philadelphia house of George K. Sis-tare's Son's lately assigned, were brought here this morning and placid in tbe hands of experts for examination by Mr. Davidson, tbe assignee. The books bear directly upon tbe alleged defalcation, and ill receive tbe most careful scrutiny. A statement of the affuirs by the assignee may be made to-day. The Proceedings of Congre's. Washington, April 11.-The session of the House thii afternoon wis taken up with the discussion of tbe contested election case of Waddel vs. Wise, from the Third distriot of Virginia. Without reaching a vote the House took a recess. At the evening session a number of bills were passed. Tbe Senate this afternoon discussed tbe Montana election oase without final action. Death of Jndge Gearhert. Wilkesbarre, April 11.-Hon. C. D. Gearhart, of Tunkhannosk, aged 02, died this morning of a complication of diseases. Io 1872 he was appointed Associate Judge, and the expiration of bis time he was elected for the five year term, which expired in 18G9. A Botbschlld Mansion Bmrned. London, April 11.-The mansion of Baron Ferdinand James De Rothschild, at Waddesdon Manor, bis country seat in Aylsbury, has been partly destroyed by fire. Among the property burned was a a picture by Gainsborough valued at $50,-000. Horderer Ware's Cmb. Uahhishurg, April 11.-A writ of certiorari has been taken to tbe Supreme Court in tbe case of Sydney Wore, the convicted Lykens murderer. The oase will be argued on Juno 2nd. They Will Now be Paid. Washington, April 11.-The President to-day approved tbe act making an appropriation to supply the deficiency occasioned by tbe defalcation in the offoe of the late Sergeant-at-Arms. Arrest In New York State of a Formrr i e* Ident of This City. The Elinira Gazette of yesterday cou tains the following story in relation to a man who is believed to bate been at one time a resident of Lock Haven and who operated in Williamsport and vicinity in a line of business not altogether legal: If the fellow who was arrested at Bolivar, N. Y., as related in last evening's Gazette, is the man Dr. J. E. Etdred of South Main street thinks he is, he is unique and heretofore very successful sort of rascal. The man arrested at Bolivar gave the name of J. H. Lytle, and he is reported to have Dwindled several parties tbere by the aid of foigtd checks. The checks used by "Lytle" were those of the Emery Oil Company, of Bradford. His success in the oil fields has betn something quite remarkable and Dr. Eldred thinks he is the same man whose acquaintance ship cost the doctor 8100 in good oold cash about three years ago. That man's right name was, and it* to this day, Levi Little Angle. was an old  acquaintance, yod know. Levi Little Angle is a man something above 50 years of age, and he is kaowu to many people not only in this city, where he has relatives, but along tbe line of the Northern Central railroad, and he is particularly well-known in Lock Haven, Pa., where he lived for many years and was an expert judge of lumber aud had much to do with mills and the lumber interests. About three years ago he came to this city and visited for awhile with his relatives. Dr. Etdred's relatives live about Lock Haven and he knew Angle. Angle used to sit around the doctor's drug store and one day showed him a letter purporting to have come from a lumber dealer in Brooklyn who wrote that be would "take that cut of lumber and enclose a check for 8100 to make the bargain good." Angle wanted to use tbe money and beoanse Dr. Eldred was an old acquaintance, after a fashion, he identified Angle at tbe Chemung Canal Bank and endorsed the check. the ACQUAINTAKCEt?DIP came high. After Angle got the money on tbe check he went to Olean, from which place he wrote to Or. Eldred that he had dropped a bankable note for $300 near his store and if he found it he could use it to make himself good on the $100 check which the writer feared would not be good. About this time Dr. Eldred was notified by the bank that tbe check was a forgery, and be bad to pay tbe $100. Then he notified tbe police, but Angle had skipped from Olean at that time and got around to Williams-port, where he was locked up for passing a check for $300. Dr. Eldred was urged to get a requisition for him and bring him over from Pennsylvania, but didn't do it and Angle got the charge fixed up in some way and got out. The doctor is sure the man arrested at Bolivar is the same fellow, as part of his name ai.d all of his schemes, are so like the oleaginous articles of swindliDg that come from Lock Haven, Pa. Angle bad a son on tbe Northern Central road for a time, but it Is not stated whether he is there now or not. Angle or Lytle seems to have a pretty bad refutation as a auccessful forger. City School Hoard. At the rogular meeting of the C.ty School Board last eveuing the members present were Messrs. Gould, Klapp, Mor-lock, Myers, Martin, Michaels, Kittman aLd Welliver. Minutes of last ri'gular'rmeetiag read and approved. The Finance Committee reported favorably the following bills: John A. Robb, blackboard slating, $12.00 G. W. Bittner, btove repair*, etc. . ,    .80 Blint & Shaffer, plasteriap,.....1.00 Stephen Summers, labor and material 6.15 Steam Heat Co. foi Feb. and March, 100 00 On motion oiders directed to be drawn ; for the several amounts. . The claim of the j.uitor from tho Third Ward for extra services, was not allowed. Mr. F. P. McCloskey having removed from the Fourth Ward, tendered his resignation as membor of the Board, aud on motion the same was accepted. Mr. Klapp nominated E. J. Israel to fill the vacancy in the Fourth Ward, and his election was unauimous. . Treasurer Myers* monthly report was read and ou motion received and placed on file. - Mr. Myers offered a resolution in reference to tbe collection of school taxes, aud on motion the same was laid over until next meetiog. Supt. Robb stated that ono of the teachers of tbe Third Ward had entered the Normal to complete her studies, and on motion the Supt. w;.b instructed to fill the vacancy for the balance of the term with the regular substitute teacher. On motion, adjourned. } FROM THE LOCAL DRAG MET The Happennings in and About the City for the Past Two Days. WHAT HAS O0OUBBED OP INTEREST O9oer> of Chriitlan Mwit Society-Th� Great Island Brldge.-Wllllam.port'. ltellef Fund-Bafilng Oat Log.-A Novel Entertainment-They. Waut to be Citizen*-Argument Court, Tbe officers for tbe Society of Christian Endeavor of Trinity H. E. Cburoh for the ensning term, beginning April 18th, are as follows: President, E. E. Adams; Vioe President, A. S. Heltman; Recording Secretary, Hiss Annie Exebs; Treasurer, George R. Rioker;;Chorister, James Snyder; Chairman Lookout Committee, Byron Vandersloot; Prayer Meeting Committee, Miss Carrie Brown; Reception Committee, J. O.Kinley; Flower Committee, Miss Bertha Logue; Relief Committee, Miss Hatie Kreamer; S. S. Committee, Harry Satterlee. The Aimk> elate* Jodgeehlp. From the Renovo News, 11th Inst. Geo. R. MoCrea is a candidate for Associate Judge to succeed' Judge Chesnutt The indications are that he will receive the appointment. He is well qualified for the position and bis appointment would meet with the approbation of a majority of the people of Clinton county, especially of Renovo. He is one of Renovo's promi nent business men and bis petition is signed by all but four of Renovo's merchants, irrespective of party. He 'as twioe been the nominee of his party for county offices and both times when his opponents were acknowledged to be tbe strongest names on tbe Democratic tickets he ran largely ahead of his tioket and came near being elected. He is a conservative oitizen, and tbe Governor will make no mistake if he appoints him as the successor of Judge Chesnutt. RANDALL SLOWLY SIMM. Wllliamsport's Belief Fond. Tbe Auditor's recently appointed by the ourt of Lycoming county to audit the ao-oounts of the Williamsport Relief Commission, presented their report to the oourt yeBterday. The report shows that tbe total amount of relief received from all sources was (156,793.01. From the State Commission (100,000 was reoeived and the State Board of Health contributed (15,000 toward cleaning tbe streets etc There is a balanoe on hand of (38.49. Commencement at Benovo. The commencement exercises of the Renovo High School will be hold in the Assembly building iu that place Friday evening, May 9th.  There will be ten gt.id-j uates this year. The Great laland Bridge.. The work of erecting the new bridges at Great Island will be oommenoed on Monday. Tho iron for the one span of tbe bridge at the west end of the Island is here, and is being banled to the place where it will be used. David Caldwell, of Chambersburg, will superintend the ereo-tion of tbe bridge for tbe manufacturers. Both spans of the bridge at the west end of the Island will, it is thought, be completed in about three weoks, unless tbere is high water or other hindering causes. Rafting Ont Log.. Boom Boss McNerney and bis crew moved their platforms and appliances for rafting out logs, down below the river bridge this morning, and commenced rafting tbe saw logs ont of the pocket boom. Kintzing, Scarier & Co'e. Mill is abut down to day for want of logs as the river has been too bigh for several days to raft ont with safety. Fire at Huleton. Tbe large mercantile warehouse of Knox & Co.,of Hazleton, and their stable adjoining wero destroyed by fire yesterday morutug. Threo horses were suffocated. The warehouse had not yet been entirely oompieted. Tbe fire is Bupposed to bave been of incendiary origin. Mr. Noah Moyer, a brother of J. P. Moyer, of this city, is a member of tbe firm. Harbinger, of Spring. A pair of organ glinders made their appearance in the city to-day and are busy grinding on their instruments of torture. Tbe appearaucu of these sons of sunny Italy is said be a sure harbinger of the advent of Spring, and the weather to day is in keeping with the text of the saying. Will Chang, th. Location. City Council's Committee on 8treets and Bridges, visited tbe city quarry east of Castanea a few days sinoe, and decided to looate the stone crusher near the Castanea station! The Committee found th,at tbere was not room enough at tbe quarry to successfully operate tbe crusher. Argument Court, Associate Judges Chesnutt and Crawford held a ehort session of argument oourt this forenoon in tbe absence of Judge Mayer. Court was adjourned to 2 o'clock this afternoon. Alive at Two O'clock This Afternooa-But Bis Death Momentarily Expected.; Washington, D. C, April 11.-Postmaster General Wanamaker would have postponed tbe dinner be gave to nigbt to Vice President and Mrs. Morton, at wbioh Mr. Randall's old friend, Governor Cur-tin, represented Pennsylvania, if Raudall hid died to-day. But bearing, by going to Mr. Randall's home, that be would probably live until midnight, tbe Post master General allowed the dinner to go OD. Mr. Randall lay unconscious most of tbe day and evening in the exhanBtion of weakness, which wore out even the pain and rendered opiates unnecessary. No one but bis wife and bis daughter saw him. He reoognized tbem and spoke to them all faintly and tenderly in bis oon-soions moments. He was able to take a little liquid food of a stimulating character, and at times rallied so as to seem better. only relatively better. But this is purely a relative term, as applied to his condition, for bis death is regarded as a mere question of time. He may survive to-night and perhaps to-morrow, but he may slip away in any one of bib unconscious moments. Besides bis cancerous troubles, he is now drained by a new abcessand poisoned by septicimai. Diarrhoea has also attacked him at intervals. He Is gaunt and haggard. His eyes are preternaturally large and dull; his frame is withered to a skeleton; but bis will Is as great and strong as ever, and he is literally living on it. can't groan to be heard. His weakness of body is as difficult to desoribe as bis strength of mind. Snffioe it to say that It is quite impossible for him to graan as loudly as to be heard outside his room, muoh less next door, as was once reported. A great many people continue to pull the mo filed bell to show their sympathy, and a line of cabs and carriages filled with newspaper men stands in front of bis door all night, waiting to carry tbe news two miles to the telegraph office. The newspaper men do not ring the bell, though. sinking  very rapidly. Later advices from his borne are tbat Mr. Randall is sinking very rapidly, and bis physicians express the fear tbat he will not live though the night. the latest bulletin. Washington, April 12.-At twenty minutes to two o'clock this morning Mr. Randall was still alive, but so low tbat bis death is almost momentarily expected. alive this afternoon. At two o'clock this afternoon Mr. Randall was still alive and his doctors say in about the same physical condition as throughout the nigbt and morning. The Stilfce of Chicago Carpenters. Chicago, April 11.-It is thought the action of tbe Master Carpenters' Association last night in declining not to concede the strikers' demands has done away with all hope of a speedy settlement of the great strike. Tbe resolutions adopted by the masters favor tbe oight hour day, but say as there are differences in the abilities of tbe workmen, and as it is a matter regulated greatly by tbe supply and demand, a uniform rate of wages is out of the question. The strikers say the resolutions misrepresent their demands. They say tbey have not asked for a uniform rate of wages, but for a minimum rate of forty cents per hour. BABE INDIAN ANTIQUITIES One of the Host Interesting Museums in the State located at Money. AH HOtJB WITH AH EMINENT JTJEI8T Water Kotlee-Tbe waterwill besbut off over the entire eity to morrow from 8 to 11 a. m. in order to repair leaks in the main pipe. "That's the fellow I'm laying for," remarked the hen, as her (owner came out with a pan of oatmeal- Meeting with The young gentlemen who are interesting themselves in the organization of a base ball olub, in this city, are meeting with gratifying Buocess in their efforts. Tbe refusal of desirable grounds in tbe First ward has been offered, and if sufficient funds can bo collected a strictly first olass home base ball club wilt soon be a reality. If tbe old-time rivalry between Williamsport and this oity oau be revived look out for some intensely oxoit-ing base ball this summer. Social Bop Lett Evening* A pleasant evening party and danoe was given in Scott's Bazir last evening in honor of Mrs. James T. Kelley, formerly of this city, and Miss Lillie Way, of Cur-wenaville, who have been in tbe city for some time on a visit to relatives and friends. About twenty-five oouple enjoyed an evening of dancing and social amusement. Elegant refreshments were served at tbe St. Charles Cafe at 12 o'clock. Mrs. Kelley left this morning for Texas. Arrival of New Goods. A large stock of new spring and summer goods has juBt been received at the store of J. G. Harris, fuller particulars of which will be given later in the columns of the ExrREts. It isn't so muoh a change of base that the budding youth desires as it is a change of treble. Sarah Bernhardt is going to marry again. Is divotoe a failure f a Pleaeaat Chat With Joanna Comly, Etq., �f Danville-Llvlng at Peace With the World Surrounded by HI. Thousand, of "Silent Friend."-The Poweisor of Magnificent Library. (Special Correspondence.) Williamsport, April 11.-One of the finest collections of Indian antiquities in Northern Pennsylvania, is owned by Mr. J. M. M. Gernerd, of Munoy. He has been engaged many years in making it and has repeatedly refused handsome offers to purchase, made by antiquarians. The collection consists of between six and seven thousand specimens, and is especially rich in stone pipes, axes, pestles, mortars, gorgets and ceremonial weapons. Mauy of the specimens are of fine workmanship, wbioh show tbat tbe red men were possessed of considerable genius in manufacturing implements of stone. Mr. Gernerd gathered tbe majority of these specimens with his own hands in tbe West Branch Valley, by making oaref ul examinations of old mounds, graves and spots occupied by aboriginal villages. Friends, also, contributed many articles which were picked up at different points, especially in Clinton township and about Moetoursville and what is now known as Hall's Station, near where Samuel Wallls built bis stone bouse in 1769. Nearly all the specimens in the collection are classified, labeled and so arranged in cases that they can be seen and easily examined by visitors. This makes the museum more attractive as well as instructive, aud it is well worthy of a visit by all who take any pleasure in examining tbe handiwork of the rude people who once inhabited this valley. And all visitors are welcomed by Mr. Gernerd, who takes great pleasure in explaining tbe specimens wbioh make up his splendid collection. In addition to his antiquarian researches, Mr. Gernerd devotes mnch time to literary pursuits, and during the past two years be has been publishing a little bi-monthly magazine entitled The Now and Then, whioh is worthy of a place in every farqjly in this part of tbe State. It iB devoted to 'history, amusement, Instrnotion, advancement," and twelve numbers will make a volume of 150 pages, with index. The volume wbioh closes with this month is filled with many deeply interesting articles relating to early times in this valley, and those who wish to enrich their libraries should embrace the opportunity to purobase bound volumes, as the price is very moderate. Full information can be obtained by addressing tbe publisher. Mr. Gernerd also has a well selected and valuable library consisting of over one thousand volumes. It does not contain a single volume but what is worthy of a place on the ahelf-in other words, there are no superfluous or worthless books in tbe collection, wbioh makes it greater in value than many libraries of double its size. A day or two ago, during a visit to Danville, I spent an bonr very pleasantly with that eminent jurist, Joshua W. Comly, Esq. He was born in Philadelphia, November 16, 1810. In 1820 his father and mother removed to Milton, where tbey continued to reside during tbe balance of their lives. The former died January 9, 1840, and tbe latter March 4, 1879. They bad eight children, all of whom are deceased but the subject of this notice. Joshua attended the academy of the celebrated Rev. David Kirkpatrick, at Milton, and afterwards graduated at Princeton. In 1827 be commenced the study of law with Samuel Hepburn, Esq , and was admitted to tbe bar November 17, 1830. After a short residence at Orwigsburg be loaated at Danville in 1834, where he bas oontinued to reside up to the present time. Mr. Comly soon built up a very large praotlce and attained a distinguished position at the bar. His knowledge of tbe law was profound and bis professional services were in demand not only at borne but in other States. After au aotive and luoraLive practice of over fifty years be retired in 1882, sinoe which time he bas amused himself in reading and receiving his friends. J The venerable jurist was found in his rooms surrounded by his magnifioent library, and greeted me warmly. He enjoys company and is seldom without visitors. By tbe profession and men of letters, he is highly esteemed on account of his great ability as a lawyer of literary culture. "Sinoe retiring from the law I do not spend my time In idleness," be remarked. "I am always busy. When not engaged in readiug I repair my fishing lines and rods, and manufacture canes. I don't claim to be an expert fisherman, but I like to bave my equipments in order." "You enjoy good health?" "Yes, very good; I have noreaaoo to oomplain. How are my old friends Allen, Parsons and Metzger, at Williamsport* I am always glad to hear from them. Tbey are good lawyers. Mr. Comly bas a choice and valuable library of five or six thousand volume*. "In fact I don't know tbe exact numbs* of books I bave; neither do I know the oost. My law library consists of about|,3,500 volumes and is one of the best In the country," he continued.  It is'oonooded by experts to contain many ran works and is regarded by lawyers as ayfjeaiurri He has kept up the English reporta for years and receives them still.' The library is particularly rich in literature, art' and tbe classics.  One feature Is' particularly worthy of attention, and that is his large � collection of dictionaries in English, Latin and Frenoh. There are fifty or more, and many of them are rare and costly.' It is seldom that one meets with such a unique collection of lexicons in a private library. Some of his choicest works on literature, art and science are in French, a* hei reads that language in preference to English. Mr. Comly is a thorough master of" the classics and he spends muoh of bis tine jo reviewing the old authors. On taking leave of tbis distinguished and venerable man he warmly requested me to call again, adding: "lam always glad to receive and entertain my I friends. Convey my regards to my friends- at Williamsport, and tell Allen that you bitva seen my dictionaries!" - j John of Lancaster. , A Novel emtertaiaeMBt.:~ The Business Men's Jubilee, or Trades' Carnival, copyrighted by TJ. 8. Patterson), Bellefontaine, O., and which Is meeting with great success wherever produced, will be given in the Opera House, this city, Tuesday the 28th inst., under the auspices of the Young People's Christian Union, of St. John's English Lutheran Churoh. So well pleased wltb it were the citizens of Williamsport that it was repeated there on the 10th inst., and In fact it is in almoBt every oity where it Is given. This will be a rare chance for our merchants to advertise their business. - Tbe person representing them appear on the stage attired In an attractive and very striking costume made up of articles in whioh tbe merchants deal, and announce to the audience where to get the beat goods, etc. It is decidedly a very novel way of advertising. Our merchants will be oalled upon in a few days, and It is hoped tbat tbey will cheerfully respond so as to insure success for tbe proposed en. tertainment. '' TheBnuj'. Bun Fire Brfek Woehs.s ;j The Renovo New says: Tbe name of tbe firm operating the Drury'a Rap. Fire Bricka Worka baa been changed from Sullivan and Roberta to the Renovo Fire Brick and Clay Co., Limited. Tbe; aitrrtes of organization of the company under the new name bave been filed in the oflee of the Register and Rooorder at Lock Haven. '" They Want to be Cltuten..- "}'-Deputy Prothonotary James A. Werrtel, is viBiliog Renovo and Weatport' to-day for the purpose of granting first papers to all foreigners in that locality who desire to declare their intention to beoome citizens of the United States." At Weatport about thirty foreigners, mostly Sneedea, will be granted their first papers. �  -v;' �  � \f    r: Free Clam soup To-HIgkt. Call around to tbe Fallon House Cafe to-night and get a bowl of delicious dam soup free. ;     - ' --~r' personal PEicciuNaa: .:.')� Col. Jamea Coryell, of Williamsport, was in tbe city last night. John U. Shaffer, editor of the Hauovb Record, spent yesterday in this oity. Mrs. George S. Maxwell and Miss "Bessie Strayer of Williamsport, are' visiting rolatives in this city. Miss May Nowell bas closed ner sabsol in Pine Creek township and will open a term at Cook's Run on Monday.       ' Rev. J. H. Mundy, pastor of the Disoiple ohurob, will reside in the briok. bouaa of-Mrs. Redding on West Main street. Overseer of the poor J. H. Laverty Is atill confined to his bed .by illneaa resulting from a oold contracted several days ago. J.-;* Miss Sallie A. Thompson, a teacher of Clinton oounty, is taking a course In short-band at Frickett's Business College,' Philadelphia. Will Harris returned this morning from a trip to the eastern cities, where he made extensive purchases of spring aud summer goods whiob are now arriving at Harria* store. *: W. F. Wise, who remodeled our Opera House, has secured the oontraot to build a handsome new Opera House at Hazle* ton- The projectors can depend on a Orat-claaa job from Mr. Wise and tbe o >n-traot more than filled,   

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