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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - April 21, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                xpvt NINTH YEAIi-NO. 44. lock haven, pa., monday. april 21. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. express ; EX-GOVERNOR POLLOCK DEAD KINSLOK BROTHERS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. During the year 1889 Great Britain reduced her debt about $41,000,000. The Cheyenne ludians, in Montana, wilt raise 40,000 buahols of wheat this season. Colosel Flagler, the St. Augustine inoicy king, has just paid the doctor for attending his daughter $230,000. The exports from France for the month of March last vera twelve million dollars greater than for the corresponding month of last year. The iuoraaso in claimed to be the result of the French Exposition. The York county Democrats have placed Channcy F. Black in the field aa their candidate for Governor, but it docs not look as if the Democrat* of any other county are much interested this year in the soi of York. The deportment of the four leading Republican candidates for Governor is in striking contrast with some of their professed freinds. They all speak well of each other, fraternize like brothers, and say that no matter who the nominee may be be shall have the cordial support of the others. He Passes Peacefully Away With the Setting San of Saturday. PROMINENT IN STATE AND NATION The taxpayers of Kelly township in Union county are to have a meeting to take into consideration the piking with broken limestone the roads of that township. The ''better roada" movement is growing. The farmers are rapidly learn-in? that good roads are necessary to their success in these days of quickly changing markets. The tate of Pennsylvania seems to have been having an unusual streak of good look daring the past year. It has beeu winning all its suits against delinquent debtors, and the Treasurer's balance has baen lirgely augmented from this source. The aext anuual report ought to show up the State finances in a very fl mrishiag condition. Ex President Cleveland refers in an interview to the editor of the New York Sun as "that Ramie old liar aud thief, Ddna,";tu.l Mr. Dana retaliates by calling the cx Pr'-s deut '*tbe stuffed prophet of WiHiiim street," "the half-druuken deputy-sheriff,11 'a selfish pulcioon about whose conduct in ih s aff*\r nothing can be said by any person of sensitive perceptions that will not leave on the coarse and swollen face, peeping from behind the edge of bis wife's garments, a red maik like the string of a whip lash." New York Democratic politics promise to become decidedly lively in the near future. Ex-Govebkok James Pollock, who died Jin ibis city Ute Saturday afternoon, was one of the honored sons of Pennsylvania and a man who always commanded the highest reBpect. His life was a busy one and full of responsibilities, but be discharged every duty faithfully and with marked ability. Now that he baa passed away we look back over his record and find it free from blemish. The career of the lauented James Pollock is such that every young man would do well to study it and strive to reach the eminence that he did. His history is a striking example of what our American institution does for those who have ability and energy, James Pollock began lifa in a humble way, but in a few years he was chosen to fill the highest office in the gift of the people of the Keystone State and as Governor cf Pennsylvania added new honor? to his carreer. He was afterward* appointed to fill several Government positions, and the duties of his office were always performed with strict fidelity. He lived to be more nearly four score years old and died regretted by all. Letter List. The following list of letters remain uncalled for in the Look Haven post office up to Saturday, April Id, 1890: WHIiam Greltman, Miss Millie M. Crura, Cbas. Chinery, Miss Minnie Emere, William Eatos, William Doote, George fleu-diz, Mrs. Emly Uight, Miss Nora Shaffer, Mrs. Nancy Jane Brown, Miss Lydla Probst, B. F. Johnson, Miss Tcanv Loyd, Bliss Maud MoLaughiin, Miss Jessie B. McClain, Miss Annie Neff, John Nellson, Dennis Migent. Will M. Porterfield.George Roeenberry, Fred Sternberg, Samaotha Venatta, J. Q. Williams, Henry Winner, Bruce Winters. R. 8. Barker, P. M Cut* for the Conclave. The committee who have in charge the furnishing of cots for the conclave are very desirous of finishing np their work by May 1st If you are in need of any cots to accommodate either friends or the public, kindly inform P. P. Rittman, one of the committee, by May 1st The committee do not want to order an; more than are needed as it would necessitate expense In the Bhape of extra freight and trouble. Attend to the matter without further delay. Seats are now on sale for "The Two Old Cronies," at the Opera House tomorrow night. The Father of the Pacific Kailrond and of the Motto, "In God We Trnst," on Oar national Coins-How He Kone In the World Be Bl> Own Effort* *nd Achieve*! Distinction and Honori. Ex Governor James Pollock is dead aud one of the beat known of Pennsylvania's sons has gone to his reward in the great beyond. At 5:45 Saturday afternoon the ex-Governor breathed his last, and death stilled the pulsations of a heart that for many years had throbbed in sympathy with the people of bis native State. In hia last moments he was unconscious of the fact that weeping friends were by his bedside, and he died peacefully and with out a strnggle, apparently falling asleep in the arms of his creator. Around hi bedside were Mr. aud Mrs. Et. T. Harvey and their daughter Sai ah, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cores, Mrs. R. E. Clay, of Philadelphia, and her son, R. E. Clay, jr., Miss Mary Pollock, a siBtorof ex-Governor Pollock and General and Mrs. Jesse Merrill. From the hour Mr. Pollock sank into a state of semi-unconsciousness on Friday night there was an aggrevation of the difficulty he had previously experienced in breathing. He seemed to suffer no aoute pain. All day Saturday be gradually grew weaker, and at the hour named expired, without realiziug what was taking place about him. Hie death resulted from heart failure, superinduced by a complication of diseases. arrangements for the funeral. The remains oi ex-Goveruor Pollock will be taken to Milton on Tuesday for interment in the family burial lot. A short funeral service will be held Tuesday(raorn ing at the resident of H. T. Harvey in this city. Rev. Joseph Nesbitfc will conduct tl>e services, after whioh the body will be taken to Milton, leaving Lock Ha ren on Day Express at 11:15 a.m. The funeral services at Milton will bo conducted in the Presbyterian ohuroh at 3 o'clock by Riiv. John Hemi hill, pastor of the West Arch street Presbyterian church cf Philadelphia, of which ex-Governor Pol lock had been a member for many year* and one of the ruling elders. After the funoial services are concluded the body will be laid to rest by the side of the grave of his wife, whose death occurred in 18*6. The services at the residence of Mr. Harvey will be held aL 9 o'eh ck. Those who desire to take a last look at the faco of the deceased can do so from 8:30 to 10 o'clock. After that hour and uptotbeMms of departure for Milton, the relatives desire to be alone with the dead. Ex-Governor Pollock's death was not unexpected as his condition was generally known to the people of this city. When the announcement wax made ba'tir day evening that he was dead, sadness seemed to fall upon the town and there was evidence of deep regret at hia death and profound a; mpathj for bis sorrowing frieudij. Him frequen;. visits to Look Haven made hlB face aud form familiar to all. He had a pleasant smile and cordial greeting for those with whom ho came in contact, whether lich or poor, and hia memory will ever ho cherished by the citizens of the country, irres pective of party. AN  HONORED  CAREER. Interesting Sketch of a Men Who Uevotcri HlsUre to God and UtlConutry. Ex-Govern or James Pollock was born at Milton, Pa., September 1Kb, 1810. His rather, William Pollock, was a native burn American and his mother, Sarah FollocK, was the daughter of Fleming Wilson, oi Chester county. When his father died In IH.l7,tael�ri heven children, four hqds of whom Jaraoa wni the youngest, and three daughter!*. At the Ml 1km ClaaMVal Academy, under Rev. David Klrn-pstrlck, he prepared for entering Princeton College, where he graduated with the highest honors In 18bi. Aflergradaattag from Prlnco-ton he studied law In the office of .Samuel Hepburn In his native town aud was admitted to practice in the Northumberland county courts In 1B33. In December, 1837, James Pollock was married to Mlsi Sarah Ann Uep-burn, daughter of Samuel Hepbnrn, with whom he lived happily until her death, which occurred April 31th, 1830, In Philadelphia. Six children were born to them, Ave or whom ate living, one son, Lieutenant Hepburn Pollock, having died In 1E65, of a disease supposed to have been contracted while in the service of his country. The surviving children are William C. Pollock, of Philadelphia, J amen G. Pollock, of Bullalo, N. Y.. who la connected with the management of the New Tork Central Railroad; Louisa, wife of Richard E. Clay, a member of the Arm of E. C. Knight & Co., sugar refiners of Philadelphia, Pa.; Sarah, wile or H. T. Harvey, E*q., this city; and Emma, wife of Charlea Corns, Esci, also of this city. Ilia BELIGIOU3 LIFE. Through all the busy years of his life ex-Governor Pollock took an active and prominent part In church work. He always evinced great interest In the Sunday School, Home aud Foreign Missions, Bible Society uud the houses for the publication of religious litera-tare. He was always a conspicuous figure In public gatherings for the purpose of promoting moral aud rellRlouB prlnclplesaod sentiment*. In curly lite ho was a Covenanter and reialneil his membership with the people of that faith until his removal to Philadelphia In ISM. Since that time he has been a member of the West Arch Street Presbyterian Church, and daring moat of that time was one of the ruling Elders. Dnrlug the yearB he spent In Philadelphia he always made Ha rule to be In his place at the church, not only on Sunday's but at all the prayer meetings and Boclal gatherings connected with the church of which he wm a member. For years on two Sunday's of each month he visited the Magdalene Home and the Home tor Widows in Philadelphia, where ho always prayed and talked with the inmates. POLITICAL LIFE. In the year 1SI1, although Whig in politics, James Pollock was elected to Congress from the Thirteenth Congressional District, then strongly Democratic, aud was twice re-elected from the same district. He was a member of several Important committees and in the Twenth-ninth Congress was a member of the Committee on Territories, or which Stephen A. lJouglas was chairman. The wore; of this committee included the consideration of all bills relating lo the organization or now Territories, and there were many warm debates on the question of excluding slavery. Mr. Pollock frequently met Clay, Webster and Calhoun and, indeed, all or the men of National renown who were in the Senate and House from ISvz to WIS. It was while chairman of a special committee, appointed in IS43, to Inquire luto the necesnlty of couHtructing a railroad to the Paclllc coast, that he made a report to the House in favor of the construction of such a road. This was the first official act favorable on the subject, and when that hame Fall he s;�ld in a lecture at Lewlsburg that In less than twenty-five years from that time a railroad would be �xjmpleteU and In operation between New York and San Francisco his prophetls declaration brought smiles to the faces of hia audience. HIh life was spared, however, long enough to enable him to see the fulfillment of his prophecy. A CLOSE FRIESU OF LINCOLN. Ex-Govetnor pollock and Abraham Lincoln were In Congress together. Thoy boarded at the same house and were very intimate during their service as Congressmen. Air. Pollock, by Invitation of President Lincoln, was In Washington the day after the arrival of the President-elect and just before his Inauguration. Mr. Lincoln had invited Mr. Pollock there In order that he might consult with him In reference to the state of the country and the formation of his cabinet. While together at the hotel the card of Stcpneu A. Douglas was ent up to Mr. Lincoln. Lincoln and Mr. Douglas had noL met since the election of the former. When the card was presented, Mr. Lincoln turned to Mi". Pollock and said: Douglas has sent np his card and wants to see me." Mr. Pollock wan ubout to retire from llis room, but Mr. Lincoln Insisted upon h!a remaining, no dunbt feeling that the presence of Mr. PoMock would relieve him from embarrassment. In a few minutes there was a knock at the door and Mr. Douglas entered the room. As he entered Mr. Lincoln advanced and met him, greell"i: him cordially. Attar i\ few in jinan's Mr. D m^las said: "Mr. Lincolu, I have co ne to see you for th� purpose of ossuria*; ynti of m/ e.irnes' aud hearty support in the dltUouU ti'JBlse\       -. ^   

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