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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - August 6, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YEAR-NO- i:.M. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST �. 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS K1NSI.OK ltKOTIIUKS---FU1SLISIIERS CURRENT COMMENT. The suggestion that Geuoral HattingB sliouM be made Direotor-General of the Worlds Fair at Chicago is an exc.cllont one. Ho ban iLe energy, the intolligonoe r.nd tbo character, which are needed in such a post, aud the Westerners will be lucky if tbey oan obtain his services. DimiXG the month of July, just past, the receipts from customs were five millions in excess of the samo month last year. This means that Importers have increased their importations largely, in anticipation of ihe McKinley bill. Of some goods a two years' supply has been brought into the country. A Li, good citizens in the land should bo pleased to learn that the Republicans and the Union Labor party of Arkansas are making a vigorous campaign and expect to carry the State. Democratic rule has beon so oppressive and election methods so bloody that the credit of the State has suffered very seriously. A writer of a communication iu the New York World can see no reason why thoro should bo any dissatisfaction and complaint over the erection of stables within a stone's throw of Grant's tomb, because the hotel to whion they were at-t ached was built before be was buried there aud because at any rate "tho new stables aro as handsomo architecturally ao tho vault iu which the great Gonoral's remains are doposited." A shout of joy went out of |every Democratic throat when it was loarnod Senator Plumb had voted with the opposition on a tariff question. It was hailed as a break in the ranks of the taiiff men. At the same time when Democrats pat a Republican on his baok and cry "good boy" it is timo for that boy to havo some regard for the route bo is travelling. KEMMLER EXECUTED TO-DAY The Electrotbaiiy of the Murderer Took Place at an Early Hour This Morning. PROMINENT WITNESSES   PRESENT. Mi:. William V. McKean, of the Philadelphia Lctbjer, in an open lttter makes tho statement that President Harrison has paid $3,000 for the cottago now occupied by him at Cape May Point, as well as $2,-QOO for its furuiture, and that the geutle-mon who had raised the fund for the purpose of making the oottage a gift to Mrs. Harrison have received their money back. There has been a good deal of gossip and criticism about tho part which the President has played in this transaction, but he has very wisely done the right thing in deciding to make himself the owner of the property by a regular purchase in oash. Ouit squadron of evolution has come home, dropping its anchors in New York harbor a few days ago. It is not large, only four ships, but these are new and represent all that is now and efficient in modern naval architecture. During the nine months it was abroad, it oruised nearly seventeen thousand miles, viBited some of tho most renowned naval stations of Europe, was plaoed side by side with the ohoicest specimens of Old World war ships and wherever it was seen won the enoomiums of naval exports. True, the four ships and tho fifteen hundred men on board mado a poor showing, bo far as aggregate strength was concerned, alongside the European navies, but tbey wore a samplo of what wo caa do and are doing. PRBSOSfAL    FKNCIL1NGS. W. H. Farley ih circulating among his Lock Haven frioudB to-day. Miss Lizzie Seel, of Uouovo, is in the city visiting her friend, Mips Ella Keller, nn East Church street. Miss Maud and Mina Bentley are visiting iu Nittany Valley as the guests of Mi. Martin Felmlee and family. Miss Jodie Bower, of Bollefontc, is vis itiof: with Miss Myra Agar, corner of Clinton and East Park street. Mi, l*a:nui;l Bittner, of Altoona, is iu this vily to-day rapr^uuv.^ a wholesale gfu0yr> otitu'jiibhoeu'. uf that city. Misa Minnie Colby, of Canton, Ohio, is visiting iu this city as tho guest of her uncle, Robert Colby and family, Myrtle street. Mrs. Irvin Hahiie, of Philadelphia, and her daughters, Lydla and Edith, are spending a few weeks with friends iu this city. Mr. 3Iilford Milligan, of Roxboro, Philadelphia, and sou George Milligau, are guoflts of ex-councilman E. L. Moore and family, Bellefonte Avenue. Mr. Fred. Keller was among the Lock Havuii people who went to ilarriaburg yeti'.'.T'by u� wititc/is Ihn gracd exhibition of       1 \ >ays  t IVimpoii " Mi. as:;etj(!it!>; of eolors hartufjiiiou.'.. j Tho llnptlstfi ru-ulcinj:. | j    The Baptist Sunday School is piouioin� J to-day at Fredericks' Island, near tho Bald I ISaglu dam.   Tho school was conveyed to the grovo on a tlat via tho canal, The Three Organizations and Their Stand* tag to Date. national  league. Cleveland-Chicago 10, Cleveland 0. flay Kits'  LEAGUE. Chicago-Chicago 0, Cleveland 3. ameiiican association. Columbus-Columbus 10, Athletic 3. St. Louis-Syracuse 9, St. Louis 3 Toledo-Toledo 9, Rochester 0. Louisville-Brooklyn 8, Louisville 3. i>kiyii.. fjn...... To rlay in n�Jlefonte. Tho Resolute base ball club of tbie city will go to Bellefonte on Thursday to play tho Black Diamond club of that place. Bumim...... r.ioiitiiyn....... New Vnrlt...... I'liilaueiphlu. Standing of the Clubs. national league. Won. Lost, i t:i...5�i   ::t   Chicago.... ......5N   151   N uw York, .......ilu   H'l   Cleveland.. , . ..">! Pittsburg., r late its' league. W�n. Lnit.l Won. 1 .......-11 .......'iti A STEAMER ON AM ICEBURG u1 .�17  :� ..is    6'J Chicago...... l.'loveli'.ud... FUtaburi;.-Buffalo....... AMEIIICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Columbus.........4^ Syracuse..........So Toledo..............87 BrooRlyu.........25 Narrow Escape of tho Portia From a Terrible Disaster. THE SHIP SAVED AS BI A HIEA0LE, A Ilnge Iceberg Dtad Ahead of the Veaaal Breaks Int. Three Pieces, One of Which Uoiuea Up Underneath the 8blp. Liftins it Completely Onlo/the Water-The Fa�-�encer. Terror-Stricken, Halifax, N. S., Ang. 5.-The steamer Portia, which arrived here joslcrday from St. John's, N. P., had a very narrow escape from destruction on her way from Pillay'a Island. On July 30, when near Fogo Head, a huge ioeberg was noticed dead ahead. Tbe steamer sailed close alongside of it, and, while paB&ing the glittering mass, a terrible report was heard, which shook the ship, and the berg broke into three pieces, each pieoe going under the water with a roar and crash like thunder. The steamer slid up on tbe third pieoe, which tipped over, holding her for awhile dear out of water. For a time it looked to all on board as though sudden death was inevitable, bat in a moment the sea, whioh had hitherto been as plaoid an a mill pond, suddenly became a surging mass. This driving sea rushed down npon the Portia and lifted her off the ioe into the water. AFTEIl THE COLLISION. On examining the ship it was found that stanohions in the saloon bad been displaced and bent, and the under girders of the dining table smashed. Captain Ash was at his post on the bridge at the time of the accident. After tbe report he saw a third of tho berg tip over and slowly rise from the water. The engines were stopped. Had this order not been promptly executed, the steamer would have gone down when lifted from the ice by the seas. The excitement among the passengers was intense. Tbe Captain and chief officer! Bbouted immediately to the passengers to keep cool. Tbe terrified passengers grew calmer, and almost ioimediately afterwards the Portia was in clear water and on I of danger. BpW OF THE SHIP DAMAGED. The bow of the ship was damaged by the ice, and a portion of the forward apartment was flooded. Tbe passengers speak in tbe highest terms of the judgment and oalmness displayed by Captain Ash, who, it will be remembered, was a member of tbe Greely relief expedition. Tbe passengers presented the Captain with an address. Mr. Forthoote, the chief officer, was in his birth when the ioeberg broke. He informed a reporter today that he was startled by lumps of ice coming through a port-hole into his room. SUICIDE AT NIAGARA. A Man Snppoeed to Have Gone Over the Falle to His Death. Niagara Falls, Aug. 5.-About 6 o'olock this morning Officer MoMullen of tbe reservation polioe force found a brown saok coat, a blaok vest and a derby hat on the bank of the river in Prospect Park, about 300 feet above th� American Falls. Iu the pockets were found il.00 in money, several small artioles, and a nickel watch attached to an oxydized silver ohain. There were also found four oards bearing the address: "Jacob J. Kirohner, dealer and manufacturer of oigars, Brant-ford, Ontario." In one corner of the oard were the words, "presented by George Kirohner." Several letters in the pockets were addressed to Jaoob J. Kirohner. A letterhead of the Palmer House, Toronto, Ontario, had tbiB memoranda ot notes coming due: November 3, $100; December 3, 183.44; January 3, tlOO. The hat bore the store mark of George Glass & Company, Bradford, Ontario. Dr. LittU field of the park lunch house states that's man wearing the coat found was in the lunch house yesterday and asked for a drink, stating that he was dead broke. Tho drink was refused and the stranger said he was going over the falls. It looks as thongh be had kept bis word and that he was 1. J. Kirohner of Brantford, Ont. Won. Lost. Louisville........51    30 St. Louis..........is   .11 Athletic...........17   3S Kocliestor.v.....15   87 Lost. i:i Fatal Ex plo lion in a Mine. Tacoma, Ang. 5.-An explosion of gas occurred yesterday in a mine at Carbons, killing Henry J. Jones and T. B. Morgan. Thomas Williams was badly injured. Tho accident was caused by a miner ex. posing bis lamp to the gas. Philadelphia.. Population. Washington, Aug. 5.-The official rough count by the Census Bureau shows tho population of the oity of Philadelphia to bo ^OI-i.SO-l. This is an increase during tho last ten years of 197,724, or 23.24 per cent. Air. Carnegie Honored. Edisiiuiiu,  Aug. 5.-The authorities of tho town of Wiok to day presented Mr. Audreiv Carnegie with the freedom of the town. PUNGENT POT FOUKRI. A Afiecellaiieoas Mixture of Sense and r/on-ftenae 8clMored and Scribbled. The alarm olook always baa a rousing time. Skilful Riflemen-Western train robbers. Runs with the   Maobino-The typewriter girl. When an Arab falls to make a raise any-' where else he oan "strike" hie tent. We are all oontent to be called sinner* so long as tbe parson doea not deaeend to particulars. The woman who was carried away by her emotion* must necessarily have been a person of strong feelings. Boauty hardly wears her heart upon her eleeve, but present fashions show that she puts her heart into the making of it. Every man should have an aim in life, but he shouldn't spend too muoh time aiming. Tbe quick shot gets the clay pigeon when the tray is sprung. When one gives himself time to Bit down and really appreciate what kind of weather it Is he doesn't blame tbe dog for sticking oat his tongue and making faces at It. The shoe dealer who lately advertised "Shoes half-sold and healed" Is only out done by his competitor on the same street whose shingle bears the words, "Half-eouling and heeling." One of Sunbury's young men has too many girls on his string. While promenading with two of them on Monday evening, a third oame np and broke her umbrella handle over bis head. "Yes," said her Chicago visitor; "this faith-aura business is all right, bat Its field is limited. There are some things that faith positively cannot cure." "What, for instance?" "A ham." Bellefonte baa a woman who wants the farmers who sell their produce at tbe market plaee in that town prevented from beginning their sales until she gets oat of bed and has an opportunity of seourlng the first pick of vegetables. He arose in the dark and sesrehed for the door, and stepped on a hairpin upon the floor, and let oat an oath and a fearful roar, as he howled in mortal pain; and he said, as he rubbed his foot: "By Jove! I wouldn't mind banging against a store, " although even that I wouldn't love, bat I hope It won't hairpin again!" Not Familiar With the Cabinet. In the smoking room of a Pallsaan ear the other day a number of strangers, thrown into temporary comradeship by tbe exigencies of travel, were disouasing current topics. Politics came op of eonrse, and it turned oat that almost all the gen-temen were Democrats or disgruntled Republicans. There was only one of tbam who had any good word to say for Harrison's administration, bat he was very olever, very fluent, very quickwitted, and gave baok as good as he got. Presently Wanamaker's name was mentioned. The single good Republican relapsed at oooe into silence. All unpleasant expletives were showered on the/Postmaster-General, and, there being no dissenting voice, they were unanimously indorsed. Presently the stranger got up to leave the smoking-room. He was a man of medium height, olean shaved, with a good deal of hair, a keen bright eye and something of the air of a yankee minister. Aa he passed Into the body of the car he met the porter, and, slipping a quarter of a dollar into bis hand, he whispered: "If the gentlemen in the smoking-room ask you who I am, say John Wanamaker." "Yes, sab," aald the grinning porter, pocketing his fee. And, In fact, when the porter happened into the the smoking compartment a few minutes later, one of the party causally asked: "Do you know who was the gentleman that just left?" "The gentleman with a smooth face, sab?" "Yea." "That's Mr. John Wanamaker, sab." Tbe answer of course threw the whole company into a state ot consternation. They were not a whit more comfortable when "Mr. Wanamaker" re-entered the oompartmect. Every one apologised, and tbe honorable gentleman graoiously pardoned them all, remarking between puffs at a choice Havana that he was so often tbe subject of calumny that he had grown quite used to it. At last, when they came within view of the terminal city, and as all were preparing to leave the smoker, the Btranger got up, faced the company, and said with a merry smile: "Gentlemen, if you were more familiar with the personnel ol Harrison's cabinet you would know tbat John "Wanamaker never smokes." Before they had recovered from this second surprise tbe Btranger had disappeared from the front platform.-Illustrated American. Water From the Canal. Tho water used to sprinkle the streets is now pumped by band power from the oanal. Many Visitors. C. H. Gearhart had many visitors last evening who called to see the beautiful cinnamon lilly, of which mention wasmade in the Express yesterday. Tbe flower is rare and of exceedingly great beauty.   

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