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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - May 16, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YEAE-NO. 66. .LOCK HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY. MAY 16. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENT'S EVENING EXPRESS K1NSLOK BKOTHKKS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. " Pennsylvania has its secoud woman lawyer in tho person of a Misb McGee, who is said to have passed the beBt examination pasSbd by aoy law student in Warren county during the past ten years. Wheat thrives best during a oool, damp Sf-ason. As a consequence, the crop at the present time presents an unusually promitiiog appearaneo. At the present moment Pennsylvania wheat fields average higher tbau those of any other State, being 9D, a full crop being represented by 100. The latest so In* rati for uniting Camden MISERS ENTOMBED ALIVE Twenty-Seven Father* of Families Buried in a Luzerne County Mine. t > Philadelphia is by means of an 18 feet wide steel tube, laid at the bottom of the river. It is claimed that this tube can be laid down complete, for 700 000, which would be far cheaper and more easily constructed than a tunnel, a: d not liable to so many drawbacks. The Louisiana Lottery is evidently a perfect gold mite to its managers. Their offer of the enormous sum of $1,000,000 per annum to the State for a charter proves this. It will be forever to i ho disgrace of the Louisiana Legislature if it does not stand by Gov. Nicholls in opposition to the corrupt ring that is doing its best to demoralize the people of the whole State. SCENES OF AGONIZING DISTEESS. Weepln* Widows anil Walling Orphans Crowd Clots to the 1*H'� Mouth Hoping and Pikjiug That the Brave Rescuers Maj b� Rewarded With fucctes, But It U Feared the Gat Has Had Fatal Effect. It is noteworthy that the members of the great baukirg firm of Rotli6cbilds have served notice on the Austrian Government, that unless the preEent system of persecution and oppression at present practiced in that country against the He-bitws in Vienna is stopptd, tbey wilt remove their business from the Austrian CapitMl. Tliat is ii w:*m.Dg Austria will hRnlly disregard. Op all her public institutions, there is not one of which Philadelphia ought to be more proud than of her Zoological Giirdcns. Tho grounds are a thing of beauty and a pleasure to all sight-seer**, but the coHtotions of natural history are a perpetual souice of inteiest and deligh to all who see them. During the past year tho society appears to have been a little more prosperous than usual but sti'l the expenditures exceed the receipts. Ex-Senator Em^ry^ ambition, which he has nursed for many years, tc represent hisdii-triel in Cougn'ss, has for tbe third time been delayed, tbe cleution of delegates in MeKean county iu favor of the renomi-nation of Congressman Watson putting an eDd to it tor this year. It was a fair, open fight before the people, ap.d t-von Emery, who is uhually very noisy in crying fraud, has been unable thus far to find any causo for complaint. The Lutherans of Illinois nave taken their first definite step in political agitation, by the nomination of a candidate for the State Senate pledged lo work for the repeal of the law requiring all common branches to be taught in the English language. The provision applies to private as- well as public schools, and the German Lutherans will probably form a combination with the Roman Catholics, such as was recently successful at Milwaukee A lively campaign may be expected iu Illinois, for botb denominations are influential and aggressive in that State. TTilliHimport Will Celebrate. Au enthusiastic meeting was held iu Williomsport last night in respouso to a call by the Mayor ior tho purpos? of taking steps toward having a grand celebration in that city on the Fourth of July. Committees weic appoit-tod and the indications are that the eagle will scream loudly in our sister ciiy on the national holiday. The newspapers bad considerable difficulty in getting tho people wakened up but they Bucceeded at last. PERSONAL   I ENCILINOS. William Packer is visiting his relatives in Williumsport. Policeman Kane has been on the sick list for several days bis ailment being rheumatism. Thomas Crawford arrived here last evening from llazleton to attend tbe funeral of Hon. R, R. Bridgens. Constable- Ellis Myers is suffering from an injury lo one of his lags while rafting and which has kept him indoors for several days. Florist Neener will visit Renovo to-morrow for tho purpose of supplying the people of that place with vegetable and flowering plants. During bis stay in the town be will stop at the Temperance House. Howard O. Lantz, Ei-q.. eldest son of Rev, J. Alax Lantz, delivered bis maiden speech at LewiBtowu, Pa., a few weeks ago as an attorney, The Democrat and Sentinel, of that place, says: "He acquitted himself with much credit. His argument was Btrong under the circumstances and delivered with force and elcqueuca. He was not only generally congratulated bat was paid a high compliment by tbe judge in his charge." Wilkes-Barre, May 15 - The long series of awful mine disasters that have visited this valley within Ibepist ycai reached a uliiUix luia tuoruiug in fan en tombing of twenty-seven men in the Hart ford mine of the Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company of Ashley, threa miles from this c'tcy. At, 9 o'clock this morning the communiry was thrown into a state of ex-oitemeut w^en the news spread that an exteusire civy in b:id occurred in No, Colliery, covering an area of more than ten acres. Thousands rushed to tho scene of disaster, and found that a surface almost as far as tbe eye could reach was seamed and cracked with long circular fissures, sumo of which weie over two feet wide. twenty-seven entombed. The sorrow of the people was inteuaided when it became known that twenty-seven of their friends who had gone down the fatal pit in tbe morning were directly beneath the portion that had caved in, and in alt probability were entombed forever behind an impenetratable mass of coat and rock. Rescuing parties were at onoe organized, and an opening broken through into a man way along the bed of a moun tain stream, where tho chambers in that part of tbe mine came withiu a few feet ol tbv surface. Alt day long the�e meu toiled like heroes at tbe hard and stubborn rock, while the weeping wives and little ones of the doomed victims stood around the opening and rent the air with their cries and lamentations. rescue of a burned victim Gang after gang relieved one another, and toiled on in silence until half past six, when there was a commotiun at the mouth of the dark opening and tbe foreman crawled out on his hands and knees aud announced that he had found one of the victims. He was lying at the bottom of tbe fitly foot plane, and in order Lo rescne him it became necessary to lower the miner down with a rope. This was done and the ebarred and blackeded form ot Anthony Kroyne, the Grat of the victim4, was hoisted to tho surface. He was still alive, but bis injuries are considered fatal. When the newB spread tbat Froyne was burned a look of deepest gloom overspread the faces of tbe old miners who were present. They shook their heads sadly, say-iLg that the fact of Froyne beiug so badly burned left very little hope for the safety of hia companions. It is supposed that Froyne wandered away from tbe rest of the men. and in his effort to fiud a way out fired the gas in an old clmmbur. If tbe explosion reached tbe other men their chances of escape are very slight. Wreck and ruin was wrought art well on tho surface as in tbe fatal pit. families flee for 8AEETY. Nearly a dozen of the houses are shattered and destroyed, and tbe families were compelled to flee for their lives. As it looks now very little hope is entertained tbut any of tbe men will be rescued alive, Tiie cave-in is only a short distance from the point where six miners were imprisoned in a like manner during April, 1879, and who subsisted on mule meat for six days, when they were reached by a rescu ing party and found in good health and little the woise for their hazardous experience. Tbe men entombed are nearly all married and have large families dependent upon them for support. Tbe'scenes around tho mouth of the pit at this writing beggars description. Wives and mothers come close up to tbe dark opening and peer in as though love would read the daikness of the fatal depths, while the little ones calling their fathers made tbe hearer stok with pity. Tbe men who form the rescuing parties are strangers to fear, and if It is within tbe bounds of perBistable effort to reach tho men inside tbey will be rescued alive or their dead bjdies restored before morning. The official list of those imprisoned is as follows: Charles D. Williams, Harry Parry, Owen Parry, his son, Michael Henry, Thomas C. Davis, John Scally, Miohael ScalJy, brother of John, Daniel Sulllvau, John Hanson, John Allen, assistant mine boss, taken out seriously burned, Harry J. Jones, Robert Piitohard, Charles James, Authony Froyne, rescued badly burned, John James, John Williams, Juhauna Williams, Richard Jonce, William Edwards, Thomas J. Williams, Thomas Clause, 0�*eu Wil -iamf, Juhn Hemsey, Fruiik Gollagher. DHIVEN out ItY oas. At midnight tbe rescuing parties were I thriven out of the gangways by gas. They were obliged to leave their safety lamps outside and grope their way back iu the darkness where nothing could be, done but listen to tbe groaus of the wounded. An effort is now (12 o'clock) being made to change tbe air current, so as to drive the gas back from where the victims are supposed to be. BASE   BALL BKCORD. The Three Organization! and Their Standing to Date. player's league. Brooklyn-Brooklyn 7, Chicago 6. american association Syracuse-Syracuse 6, St. Louis 0. Rochester-Columbus 5, Rochester 4. Standing of the Clubs. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won. Lout. Philadelphia...!!    6 Brooklyn.........9    8 Cincinnati.......9    8 Chicago............8     (S THE CLOSING DAY. Tho Literary Exercise* in the Second Ward Schools Yesterday. A VERY IHTEEE8T1HG PROGRAMME. Won. Lost Cleveland-......6    7 PHtsuurg.........7    � New York........8   10 Boston.............7   12 players' league. Won. Lout. Pittsburg.........7 8 Buffalo.............5 8 Cleveland........5 8 New YorK........8 11 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Woo. Lost. I WOD. Lost. Rochester........14    a   Toledo............- 8    9 Athletic...........12    5  [Columbus........9   11 Louisville........10    8   Syracuse..........8   11 St. Louis..........10    9   Brooslm.........8   15 Won. Lost. Chicago............11    5 Boston..............12     7 Brooklyn-.......10     9 Philadelphia... 8     9 It. mn From WUlia.msp.rt. From the Gazette and Bulletin. Antonio Calentouio, an Ilallian, was taken to tbe hospital yesterday morning to be treated for injuries received in  collision on the Beech Creek Ruilroad, near Peale. The acoident was tbe result of freight train colliding with a construction train. Ooe roaot an Italian named Genes-sie Charles, was killed, and Calentonio was severely injured across the baok and hips. The collision occurred Wednesday forenoon. Several other workmen on tbe construction train received slight injuries. A landslide on ibe Fall Brook Railroad near Blaokwell's delayed all trains yesterday. The slide was extensive, covering the track for two hundred feet to a deptb of five feet. Tbe track was badly washed in othor places owing to the severity of tbe rain, which at several points resembled a water spout. Pine Creek was very bigh and all tbe small streams were raging. An eight-year-old boy named Walter Edwards, was Bent to jail yesterday, for breaking into Paul 3. Pettit's tobaoco store, East Third street. Entrance was effected by tbe breaking of a pane of glass in a window. Edwards, young as he is, has a very bad reputation. Yesterday morning the Allenwood Plan-ng Mill Company made an assignment for the benefit of their creditors. William P. Campbell aud John Haag are the assignees. To Bore for OU. A number of capitalists are making arrangements to bore for oil or gas at Phil-psburg, Centre county. The Philips-burg Journal aayB tbe persons interested in the venture are J. Clark, Esq., of Plain-Held, N. Y.; L. D. Collier, of Hudson, Y-, owners of what is known as the New York Land and Coal Co., and L. T. Munson, Esq , of Bellefone, one of tbe proprietors of the Maoson Glass Co., of that place, who has had the management, sale and leasing of tbe property which lies in close proximity to the Munson Coal Co.'s mines at Coal Stream and consists of about 3,800 acres. Tbe well will be eunk to a deptb of 2,200 feet, which will cost about 45,000. Court Proceedings. Com. vb.  William   Huff and  Adam Dickey, Supervisors. Verdict, not guilty and the prosecutors to pay tbe costs. Com. vs. James Brown et al.   Case heard by the court, defendant discharged nd the county directed to pay the costs. James Impson vb. Edgar Munson. Ver-diot for plaiu'itT by direotion of the ooart in tbe sum of $250. Henry Keller vs. J. Q. Fredericks and LeviT. Carpenter.  Jury out. Trying a Mew Plan. Tbe bridge builders are making an effort to-day in a new direction to keep the logs away from the trestle work of tbe Island bridge. A boom is being constructed of timber rafts, which will be bung across the river below tbe Lock Haven bridge. Tbe boom will extend from tbe bead of the sobute to a point near the oanal lock. It is hoped this plan will prove successful. A Paagerons Place to Stand. The Renovo Record says: Mr. William Smith, son of R. H. Smitb, of Westport, while standing on the railroad track near the station at North Bend, Tuesday morn ing, was struck by a passing freight train and thrown a oonsidorablo distauce, receiving several bad bruises about the back and legs. lie was taken to bis borne tbe Bame morning where be was attended by Dr. Brennan. A Rammer School. Prof. E. E. Adams, Principal of the Fourth Ward Grammar School will teach a six weokB teirn iu tbe Fourth Ward building beginning June 2d. Specialties taught will be penmauship and bookkeeping. The terms will be moderate and as Mr. AdamB is a snocessf ol toaoher he will no donbt have a large class. Tbe Ex.rcl.ea of the Grammar school Ex. ceedlnsly IntereatMs-a, Large Hamher or Tlaltora in Altaadanea-A~ Sneoeasfnl Term Kndtd-At the New 2formaI~The Knight. Templar. ; The oloaing exercises of tbe Second Ward Grammar Sohool, taught so successfully by Prof Isaac Rumberger, was one of the finest ever Vld io tbe city. There were forty, visitors prets. .., among whom were the genial faces of Directors Welllver and Rittman. Tba exercises consisted of recitations, select readings, dialogues, musio and tbe reading of the "School Gazette" by its editors, Misses Maggie Grafius and Madge O'Coon.r. The r�adioeas, thoroughness and man ner in wbioh everything was done wonld reflect credit on schools of higher rank and older beads. Tbe attendance of patrons at tba ex ercises was a matter of commendation and speaks well for tbem, tbe teacher and tbe pupils. Ons Who Was Thebe. Yesterday was a red letter day in tbe history of tbe Second Ward Primary and Secondary schools. It was tbeir graduation or promotion day. Tba exercises were interesting and entertaining throughout and considering the age of the pupils, ranging from G to 11 years, tbeir work was alike a credit to themselves and to tbeir teachers, Misses Minnie Henry, Cbrissie Haberstrob and Jolia L. MoCabe, who have labored so zealously and earnestly for them daring tbe term jnst ended. The exeroises were conduoted by tbe Young Amerioa Society of the Secondary sohool. Tbe following are the officers: President, Ollie Emigh; Vioe President and Editor, Ralph MoCormick; Secretary, Josie Beck; Critio, Charles Clawater. Tbe following programme waa closely followed: Recitation, ''Last Day," Lottie Probst; recitatioo, "Never Use Slang," Joe Krebs; recitation, "Vacation," Nellie Forest; duet, "Feast of Balsbazzer," Misses Day and Beck; recitation, "Every Day's Duties," seven little girls; song, 'Representation of Sohool Work," twelve little girls; song, "Papa, What Would Yon Take For Me ?" Dessie Moaber; dialogue, inspection of Capt. Ollie Euvigb's company by General Ralph MoCormiok, all in uniform; r. oilation, "MakingCalls," Lidie Blake; reoitation, Sallle Peck; song, "My Soul ia Redeemed," Misses Day; recitation, "Boys of Spirit, Boys of Will." Willie Bittner; reoitation, "I Was True to Brother Speer," Ralph MoCormiok; reoitation, "Nothing bnt Buds we are Today," Gertie Baam; song, "O, Come, Come Away," by five boys and fonr girls; recitation, "Boy's Complaint," Robert Blerly; reoitation by Eskle Reeder; recita tioo, "If You're Tired of Saying'No' Why Don't You say 'Yes'," Joe Simon; duet, TemperanceSong, Misses Day and Moaber; dialogue, **A Fa'r," Hisses Glean, Hitch-ell, Beok, Day, Mosber and Basinger; reading of tbe paper of the Yonng Amerioa Society by the editor, Ralph MoCormiok; remarks of the critic, Charles Clawater. President Emigh closed the exercises with some very appropriate and well ohoeen remarks. Tho singing was quite good, especially tbe Beleotions, "Feast of Balshazzir" and "Papa, What Would You Take For Me ?" Tbe recitations were well rendered and greatly appreciated. xxx. Laid to Rut. All that wss mortal of Hon. R. R. Bridgens was laid in the quiet tomb this afternoon in Highland oemetery. Tbe funeral seivioea were conducted at 2 o'clock at tbe late residence of the deceased. From 12 to 2 o'clock many persons visited the bonse and gazed for tbe last time upon tbe face of tbe dead. Tbe body reposed in a cloth covered casket while the fragrance of lovely floral tributes filled tbe room. Among tbe handsomest of the floral designs waa a floral cross and anobor tbe gift of Mrs. W. D. Harper, of New York. The pall bearers were Messrs. T. B. Lovelaod, Charles Corse, J. W. Harris, G. Kinlzing, Jaoob Brown and J. A. Wilson. Th. Knights Templar. Last evening the members of Hospitaller Commandery attended the Ascension Day services in St. Panl's Episcopal Oburoh in a body. Tbe Axe Maxers Band, of Mill Hall preceded tbe Knights as they marched to tbe Church. After the services tbe Knights and the members of the hand banqueted at tbe Fallon House. Tbe Knights were in full uniform and presented a very handsome appearaneo. Tho Fourth Ward Schools. Tho schools in tbe Fourth ward close to-day with appropriate exeroises. Tbe receipt of an invitation to be present Is hereby acknowledged. PUNGENT POT POTJKRI. A Sf laeellaneoas Mixture of Seas, and Hon Sana. Scissored and Scribbled. 1 want to be an loeman. And with the Iceman stand: A piece loe of belbr. me. And my lee-bill In my hand "What is a laundry, mother?" "It is a place, my ohild, where your father sends bis sbirta to be torn into ribbons." New travel glovea are of tbe softest Russia leather. Id some of the large olliea tLe ladies are endeavoring to solve the servant girl problem by establishing. schools for cooks Sod chambermaids. Bnt when tbey make good looking servants, flrit-class cooks and housekeepers tbey will be at once in demand for wives, so it might be well for the ladies interested to enter as pupils in such a sohool. It would reduoe tbe roll of tbe divorce court wonderfully. Hen boy women's hats. Jingle-Does your daughter play the piano?: Jangle-No; sbe works it pretty hard, though. Flannel shirts are worn. * The King of Siam has just married twenty'new wives-and yet people talk about Slam ease. Baron Von Meyerlnok of Hanovor sends to The Illustrated American an excellent account of tbe great, ball ia the Winter Palace In St. Petersburg, which wound up tbe season of 1889 00 in a blaze of glory. An aocompaoying full-page illustration is given by their special artist, who iutro duoea into it portrait* of tbe various distinguished people who took part in the fest-vitlet, and gives an excellent idea of the brilliant gathering. Cats are catohing sparrows. Don't allow yourself to be carried away by enthusiasm-you may have to walk back.:'   .   . Saloon summer, doors are up. A shark from Newark has been distrib uting oirculars in this plaoe to induce persons to handle counterfeit money. We have not as yet heard of any person receiving the "stuff," but the following shows that two Western gents have dropped some of their spare change: George Allen, of Pbilipsburg, Kansas, and Elijah Beebe, of Superior, Nebraska, paid 1206 to a Newark, New Jersey, man, whom they met on tbeir way east for what tbey supposed was 12,000 in counterfeit money. They started West again but were observed by tbe police at the depot in Philadelphia as tbey were opening a satchel to oonnt tbe supposed money, and on being .questioned tbe atory oame out. Tbe satohel was found to contain tissue paper, wrapped in a few good bills. Tbe two men were allowed to continue tbeir homeward journey. There is more business done at millinery and dry goods stores now than anywhere else. There's a place for everything.  A man is applauded for bawling on tho stage in manner tbat would oame his arrest anywhere elsa. A boy never so thoroughly realizes that quarreling is sinful as when be is getting licked in tbe fight. Dreams go by contraries, except In the early morning, when yet the dew but gently kisses the flowers and the songs of the gladsome birds fill all the air with melody, you dream that tbe flies are biting you in forty-seven places at once. It is not the people who shine in society, but the people wbo brighten up the "baok parlor"-not tbe people wbo are charming when tbey are out, but the people wbo are charming when tbey are in-that are good to live with. I pleaded long for the whispered "ye.," Which she long withheld; bnt oh! I sigh to think how her name I'd bless If she'd only sluok to "no!" An acoepted authority says the spring onion is a great sleep induoer, and about equal to quinine for malaria. It is kept out of its most usefnl province by the pre. judioe against the odor. This may be overcome by hypnotism, and made a naaal delight. 'Nearly everybody thinks that fresh eggs are alike in fkvor;" said .Jerry Lind-emutb, of tbe Valley the other day. "That is a. mistake. There is a marked difference between tbe eggs of a ben fed on clean, wholesome food, and those laid by one tbat has been btdly nourished and forced to aoratoh on poor ground for her own living, as there is between tbe butter made from tbe milk of a cow tbat bas been eating the exhausted grain of a brewery and tbat of one that has fattened on tender grass. When you mean to kill a fowl always look it up for about ten days before the day of its death, and feed it on clean and nourishing food., Yon will And its flesh'as far superior in flavor to tbat of the ordinary market fowl as a mountain stream trout is superior to one fed on liver in a trout pond."-Ex. A number of swindlers, gamblers and thieves are said to be in tbe wake of the HoClellan shows that exhibits in this city to morrow.  Be on your guard. Renovo is enjoying the HoClellan shows to-day. THE EVENTS IN WASHINGTON Pushing the Tariff Debate Along at a Rapid Bate. AFTER EEADLUG 00XE AMEHDMEHT8 A Besolntlon of the Committee on Bales Adopted Which Will Basalt ia the Saving of a Great Deal of llma-The Bill Will Undoubtedly be gent to the Senate as Early as Heat Weak. Washington, May 15.-Iu tbe Honse to-day the resolution reported from the Committee on Rules was adopted providing 'hat tbe remainder of the Tariff bill aball be read by tbe clerks without interruption, and tbat when the reading Is c*m pleted tbe amendments may be offered to any seotion. At noon Wednesday next the Committee of the Whole is to rise and report the bill. Tbe amendments made in Committee of tbe Whole are to be considered at onee. The purpose of tbe somewhat unusual rule is to mska sure that tbe entire bill shall be gone over in Com mitteeof the Whole. That what is regarded by the majority of the members as a fair opportunity for amendment shall be afforded, and at the same time that tbe debate shall be rightly limited to meet the wish of the majority and shall be sent Over to tbe Senate next week. Tbe reading of the Tariff bill consumed tbe remainder of the day, and at its conclusion the committee rose, and the Honse at 5:15 took a recess until 8 p. m., the evening session to be devoted to the consideration of private pension bills. Tbe consideration of the Silver bill waa resumed in the Senate to-day. Teller finished his speech and Coke addressed the Senate in favor of free aud unlimited coinage of silver. The bill went over until to-morrow. CRASHING BUCKET SHOPS. Several  Heavy   Fall area   Reported Yesterday. Boston, May 14.-The bnoket shop known as the New England Stock Exchange has failed, with liabilities of $00,-000. Philadelphia, May 15.-C. J. Fisher & Company's bucket shop located in the Girard House, suspended to-day. Their liabilities are said to be $15,000. A member of tbe firm says the suspension is only temporary. New York, May 15.-Tbe. Doran & Wright Company, brokers, 10 Wall street, suspended to-day witb liabilities ot. $300,-000 and only nominal assets. He Defied Arrest. Danville, Va, May 15 -Joseph Staples, a young man living at Stuart, Patrlok county, got on a spree yesterday aud defied arrest. Tbe Moyor summoned a posse of men- to arrest him, and tbey started to his house. He saw them coming and went out to meet them armed with a doubled-barreled gun, and when within thirty yards opened fire on Hamilton Woelwiug, a United States Martial, and fatally wounded him. He then tried to shoot Mayor Martin, but his mother, wbo was with bim, knocked the gun down. Staples was tben arrested and lodged in jail. Much excitement prevails at Smart. Uprising- In Brasll. Rio de Janeibo, May 15.-A rising of people against tbe government took place on Tuesday at Ponto Algere,in the province of Bio Grande de Snl. A portion of the troops fraternized witb the people. The outbreak was suppressed by the police and troops, wbo remained loyal. Dnring the fighting a number of persons were wounded. The Governor of tba province bas resigned. Tbe primary cause of the disorders is alleged to have been popular diacouteut over tbe new banking laws instituted by Dr. Barboeea, Minister of Finance. OT.ARKSON OS THE CIVIL SERVICE. At the New Normal. The Shakespeare Literary Society will dedicate its new hall this (Friday) evening by tbe exeontion of tbe following programme: Music...............................................The Society Remarks.-...............................President Ciymer Prayer________.____.....T_________......Dr. J. Neabitt Music...................�.......�........m...~-...-Qnartette Farce. "Realistic Headers"...............-.Members Muslo, (trio)...--.-.........-..------Three Ledie. ReclIatlons...MI�>ei Hamlll.Baconand Brcelus MualaThe Roll of the Lively Drnm".Qlee Club Debate, question:-"Kesolvta that th. United Hut tea senators should be elected by the B-ople." Affirmative, C. at Roeenberry, Jas. arahall.T. Knoebei; Negatlvs,W.D.BunK, W. F. Herr. J. B. Southard. Music, solo...-.................^^.-.....-..Mlsa Dillon Kaeeye------..................Misses Moore and Spears Music-...................................-Quartette Declamation................^-.....___Mr. Wilson Avon Gasette.-�J....................___Edith Greene Muslo.-........T..........._................alee Ctub Adjournment. Tbe [a >ple of Look Haven are cordially invited to attend tbe meetings of this society, and we will endeavor to make the programmea interesting as well as profit able. Society begins at 7 30.  The Government a Political Not a Baelaess Machine. Chicago, May 15.-"The goverainemt_d|.' tbe United Slates is a political, not a business machine," said Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson, in reply to s question on civil service reform here to day.   "I know tbat there is a general belief that -the reverse is true, but the belief Is ineor-1 reot. To my mind, were it true It would be one of tbe worst things that could happen to our government.   The genius of our political prograsslies in the activein-terest taken in our government by tbe people.  Tbat this interest should be kept* alive and aroused to ail even greater .extent then at present 'is most essential. Essayists wbo enjoy formulating" theories for an ideal government admit that their cherished systems can borne only through tbe political activity of the people.  Now ' to keep the people'aotive court must be made to tbeir personal, individual, interest.  Let them consider that there is not only publio but personal advantage to be gained.  Then they will work.   And for, working they will be rewarded." "Then you do not think this country^ wonld be better off with such a oivil service as England possesses?*' 'Most assuredly r do not. What!'Per;' petnate an offlceholding elaas of wbioh every individual member, upon arriving at tbe age of 60, shall receive a pension. Never! What intensive would then be for such a class to work? What aim. in t life would be thelr's save to hang on hy . tbe very easiest method possible? . Their ambition would die for want of nourish-, ment, and their value to tbe country   . decrease. "I believe that continued service in tbe government employ is bad for any. Stan, and after a certain period all the publio . servants should be sent baok to the people - . to renew themselves. Ibalieve that each. , office should have a fixed tenure to pre- , eerve the respect of the occupant and if . the occupant desires a second term let him show by his work that he is entitled to it." "Would you abolish civil Servian examinations?" ..,. � 'No; every man should be examined. ,.... But he ahold be examined by tbe. orBoial in: whose employ be is to be. Is stub a principle not good in business? Is not an employer more   able   to ascertain the fitness of an applicant to perform �  class of work that belongs to bis depart- . ment than a man who not only haa no id- � terest in but no knowledge of what is re-quind in tbe department in question ?" . "Do you think, Mr. Clakson, that the . business of our government ia. carried ..on as satisfactorily as that of England, where -ofSoial position is not affected by obangea of administration ?" "Yes, muoh better.' Tbe business of our government is transacted more, aoon-rately and at a lower percentage of. lose . than auy other pnblio or private "business . existence. And why?" the speaker, s. asked abrubtly. "Because of the fsot that there is rotation in office; because it is patriotism more than money seeking that actuates the men who take an interest in our political life." Attention, Company H. There will be a meeting ot Company H at the Armory to-night at 7:30, sharp, for drill. To-morrow night tbe company will meet at 7 o'clock for inspection. Tbe Brigade Inspector will be present. Hope Hoe. Ball. On Tuesday evening, May 27th, Hope Company will give a grand ball lo Boost's : bazar, and among other attractions of that . week there will be a parade in tba eveoing at 7 o'clock, by Look Haven and visiting. > firemen and a band of musio. Tbe pries) ~ of admission to tbe ball will be fifty eents. 1 G. M. Keller, the jeweler, will present to tbe lady who is decided to be the best waltz?r at tbe ball, a finely engraved silver: cop, and to tbe gentleman who ia the most graceful waltzer, a handsome silver badge. --     -' � � ft'** A Boom Breaks. The recent rise in tbe river has caused the bridge builders at Great Island much trouble.  Yesterday tbe temporary boon � constructed to keep tbe logs from striking i the trestlework server] its purpose well,' but this morning about six o'olook the) boom broke. No damage was done to the trestlework, but the flood and tbe floating logs are causing delay and considerable extra expense to the contractors. The Bnsslea Tea, ' Attend the Russian Tea at the resldsnos of W. W. Barrows, West Main street, $o> morrow from 4 to 10 p. m.  You will be well repaid, if only to hear tba musio dur-' ing the evening.  A Russian cradle song and instrumental musio will he reodsrsd, and among tbe other special features sill : be tbe national costumes and decorations, all from tbe Holy Russian Empire. Renovo Paid Beekth. Debt. Tbe Renovo boys paid baok tbe debt' they owed to the Willlamsport boys wits}' com-pouoded interest in a game of ball at , Renovo yesterday, tbe scores being 25 tot in favor of Renovo.  Our boys wilt ea-deavor to do them np in the same shape next Tuesday afternoon. Union Veteran Lesion.        ' A meeting of persons interested In or-.. ganizing a branch of tbe Union Vetersn ~ Legion in this oity will be held next week to make arrangement* for and fix the date ; of mustering-ln.        : ..77.   

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