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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - August 20, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAK-NO. !-�>. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 20, 1890. PEICE-TWp CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KltiSl.OE BKOTHEUS � rCULISHttKS CURRENT COMMENT. ANOTHER VALLEY OF DEATH. President ILuuusux is d7 years uld to-day and bids (air to livo to a ripe old age. Hero is wishing tbat lio may. A. mas doesn't want to lose his votu, and when he does ho feels very bad about it. Avoid this by getting registered now. September 4th is the last day. Wilkesbarre and the Wyoming Valley VI;-iteulliy a Terrible Oycloue. QSEAT LOSS OF LIFE EEPOBTEP. The outside world will respect us more than ever, now that there are 6-1,000,000 of us. A nation tbat increases 14,000,000 in a deoade is bound to be a tremendous faotor iu the world's hiBtory. OisrATCnEs from tho Golden Hate indicate that"the new cruisor San Francisoo will be fully as great a success as the other cruisers that have boon recently launched from Amciican yards. Iu a preliminary trial trip the San Francisco developed a speed of nineteen and three-quarter kuotfi. ThiB is three-quarters of a knot in excess of her contract requirements. The Allentown Chronicle and Netcs issued a sixteen page edition on the 16th inst., that is highly creditable to the enterprising editor and proprietor, Mr. Robert Iredell, jr. It was issuod to commemorate Allontown's 40 per oent. increase in population during the past decade and to show the many advantages that city possesses for business enterprises and as ii place of residence. Now that the farmers are perfecting their various organizations and growiog trong enough to demand that the legislation of the country shall be so framed as to recognise their claims to protection, they need to keep both eyes wide open for the demagogues who are sure to attempt to lead them into the support of sohemes^ which are impracticable and calculated to do their societies great, perhaps fatal injury. Castor beans are produced in large quantities by Kansas farmers. The Mc-Kinley Tariff bill raises the duty on castor oil from 50 tp SO cents a gallon, adding the same proportionate value to the Kansas crop of castor beaus. Senator Plumb did not ohjeot at all to this feature of the bill. He appears to be one of that class of men who see out of but one eye in looking at the tariff schedule. He wants the produots of his own constituents proteoted, but objects to protection for other produoers generally. The statistician of the Interstate Commerce Commission, Henry C. Adams, baa just completed his second annual report to the Commission. The report oovors the operation of 609 roads and shows the operations of 153,308.30 miles of line. It shows that the railway property of the United States iscontrolled by 1,705 organisations. Of the 645 sihsidiary roads making report to the Commission 462 may be properly classed as subordinate roads. This acoounts for 1,081 of the total 1,705 given above. Of the number accounted for 148 are roads owned by private individuals, the balance being small lines- feeders to the great systems. The gross earnings for the year, exclusive of rental tracks, yards and terminals, were $964,-810,120, or $0,290 per mile of lino. Tqb highly significant amendment to the Tariff bill by Senator Edmunds will be reaeived by Republicans everywhere with enthusiasm. It is a oonspicuous and complete indorsement of Secretary Blaine's ideas and the Reciprocity policy of the administration, and it will pass triumphantly. The amendment provides that the President may by proclamation diminish or wholly remit the duty on sugar when he Is satisfied that any given Bugar-prodnoing country shall hare abolished duties on imported agricultural implements of American manufacture. On the other hand, Senator Edmunds gave notice of his intention to introduce another amendment conferring authority on the President to exclude from American markets the importations of any other country which shall bo shown to have unjustly, discriminated againet American manufacturers. New York World. Jane nth. A dress rehearsal was given yesterday afternoon at the Broadway Theatre to members of tho press by the "Rhinehart SlsterB." The rehearsal was a decided guocess, and gave evidonoo that the sisters had surrounded themselves with a oom-pany of altogether unusual excellence. Of oourse the bright, particular stars wj)ro ' 'the Rhineharte." The m usio and singtag was far superior to any we have heard at this hou.il) and tbu dancing wan simply woudeifu';. There has liceu no more liberal production in yean, and no koIMoj hit.______^________ Temperance i>�y at I'Jne. Thursday, August 28th, will be Temperance Day at Pine camp meeting. Johu Lloyd'Thomas/of New York, will he too speaker. Mr. Thomas is said to be one of the most logical, pleasing and entertaining of speakers, and deserves the most atten tive hearing. A large attendance is ex pectetl at the carop on that day. A Terrible Storm Sweeps Over the Eftatt.rn Part of the State, Leavlnc Wrecfc and Koln In ft* Path-The Nnmber of Head to Wilkesbarre Sot Known, Inn Will Reach at Least Twenty-Five. Wilkesdahre, Aug. 19.-At 5 o'clock this aftornoon the most terrible cyolone that was ever experienced in this locality struck thia city. It oame up tho river but from what point it originated is not known. The suddenness of its oomiug was one of its most awful features. Thj heavens were as black as night, and the wind blew with a moat frightful velocity. Whole rows of trees were blown down. following this hundreds of houses wore unroofed, partially blown over or com pletely demolished and worse than ail, the visitation of death was sent upon a nun ber of people. many people killed. How many were killed is not known at this time. Large districts iu several sections of the city are in absolute ruin, anil women and children are in the streets wringing their hands iu absolute dismay. The damage will reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. Passenger train and locomotives at the depot were blowi over and everywhere in the city electric light, telephone and telegraph wires are down. The devastation is to be oompar ed with nothing in the memory of the old est inhabitants. Everybody is rejoicing that no fireB have as yet followed, for tho streets are impassable with trees and fall en buildings and the engines could not bo drawn through them. itcried in the debris. The total death loss, bo far as ascer tained, is twelve. Four are known to have been killed in the Hazard wire rope works. A houBe on Scott street, occupied by miners, who bad jnwt returned from work, fell in, and three of the inmates weie killed. The huge stack of the Kytle planing mill fell on a man and two horses and all were killed. A little colored girl was killed by a falling building on South Main street. Two men suffered death by the falling of a portion of Stiegman's brewery, and a third incurred the same fate through the almost complete demolition of S. L. Brown's brick business block on East Market street. There are undoubtedly fifteen or sixteen others killed. Reports are coming in to that effect. It Is impossible at this time to give names or particulars. heavy losses. Many poor people have suffered heavy losses, and it will be months bofore all the damage can be repaired, Ono hundred tin roofers have been telegraphed for and building mechanics of all kinds can find employment here for weeks to come, as it is already known that fully 200 buildiags have been blown down or otherwise damaged, Many of the structures wore of large size and great value. uuin and death. Reports come from Sugar Notch that the destruction of property is terrible, and that fifteen persons were killed, At Par-sous and Mill Creek, the coal breakers have been more or less damaged and the number of killed will reach ten. Joseph Kerns, a prominent milkman, waB blown from his wagon. He was found two hundred yards away lying on the Lehigh Valley railroad with his head orushed. Adam FranU, of the firm of .Tones & Frantz, who was struok by flying timbors, died this evening. military called ol't. Mayor Sutton to-night issued a proclamation catling on the members of the Ninth Regiment to assemble at the armory to-morrow morning to aid in police supervision of the city. He alto requested all idle worklngmcn to report to him for labor on the debris, the city to pay for the same. George Hamilton, John Kleinkauff and a Hungarian entered a barn for shelter. The large double doors were blown in killing Hamilton instantly and fatally injuring tho other two. Superintendent Oaskene, of the Hazard Wire works, report* that they will bo iu running order agaiu iu about a week. As far as known to him only ono mau was killed at the works and one fatally injured.___ SURGEON KENNEDY'S EXPERIENCE Hfj Vk'ut at: Kyi- Wlt�!�:�') to tho V.iw h/;�# of ihe Wi'kunbitrre Cycloue. Over two hours behind time tho UulJuJo oxi>ro*n otcamed ialo the Handing Mailr-tn^ depot, Ninth and Green strewn, early 'hid uioruintf, saya tho Philadelphia timet, -with a nuoiber or passengorn on board who h�d experienced the terrifying effect* of the oyclone at Wilkeabarre. Surgeon Kennedy, U. 8. N., bound for duty at League lslaud, waaouo of the pas-eeuRorg. IIo had been visiting relalivcfl on East atree', VPV.Vosbarro, and describes tho oyolouio effects as terrifying in tho o? -troino. Said he: ''At tbo time tho aturm struok the towu I was sitting at the supper table. A thin-dor ahowor waa in progress, when ihe sky suddenly assumod an inky blackness. A fearful crash followed and the root of the house was torn away. A tall church tower near by fell with a jar that shook the earth. "ShriekB of women and the sounds of shattering glsvBB filled the air. Brioks fell in all directions and heavy timbers were splintered like frail ohipi. A heavy oloutt of dust blinded those on the street*, and together with the darkness, made pedes-tnanism extremely perilous. "The storm seemed to come from two directions at once, meeting in a funnel shaped cloud over the heart of the city. "On my way to the station I saw wound ed people all around me, mMJ^of them he ing borue on stretchers to the hospital. On every hand thoro was bitter wailing. It was a heartrending sight. "Tho Jersey Central and Lehigh Valley stations were in a terrible condition, wreckage is piled all around them and cars were lifted from the tracks and turnod completely over. A curious sight on the principal streets, are the overhead wires with largo tin roof* suspended from them liko clothes from u line," "John Cramer, a l'biladelphian, also i passenger, was waiting for the Buffalo express whan the cyclone struck the town. Tho storm, he said, waa less severe at the-station than in tbo centre of the city. A fireman who was sent up the track succeeded in flagging a train from Klmira, probably saving it from being hurled from the tracks by the fierce gale tbat was blowing. On every hand were to be Been debris of wrecked buildings. ! TERSELY TOLD HAPPENINGS FKItSONAL PKN'CI LINGS. Frank Leslie'* l' aU�r Monthly. The citizen soldier has the place of honor in "Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly" for September, tho frontispiece of which \b a fine equestrian portrait of Colonel Daniel Appleton, Seventh Regiment, N. G. 8. N. Y. The paper by Lieutenant A.U.Sharpe, U. S. A., on "The National Guard of the United States," is the most concise, comprehensive and interesting illustrated magazine article on thie subject^ever published. William Ilosea Ballou gives a graphic description of "The Great Cotton Belt." Captain J. S. Payne's thrilling article, "Campaigning with Crook," embodies a tribute to the great Indian-tighter, and is a valuable outribution to contemporary history. Other timely and beautifully illustrated articles, Bach as "Florence and the Beatrice-Dante Festival;" "The GreenVaultsof Dresden," by Mrs.Schuyler Van Rensselaer; "The Adriondacks as they Are," by Frederick G. Mather, and *lSomo Poisonous Plants," by Dr. L. B. Fletcher, are among the main attractions of this specially interesting number, There aro, as usual, short stories, poems, literary and descriptive essays, in abund-anco. Safe mid Well. Arther Salmon, son of David Salmou, of this city, is a olork in a railroad office at Wilkesbarre. This morning be telegraphed to friends in this city that he was safe and well. There are several other Lock Haven people in Wilkesbarre, but as nothing has been hoard to the contrary the supposition is that all escaped without injury during the oyolone there yesterday evening. A Small Cyclone. Yesterday afternoon a small oyolono passed over a portion of Centre county quite olose to Snow Shoe. The track of the storm was near the town. The house and barn of Joseph Hartzoll on the Krider farm were destroyed but the family escaped by taking refuge in the cellar. Trees were uprooted all along the line passed over by the storm. The Tannery men'a Fieri to. On Friday the men employed at K.st-ler Brothers' tannery will picnic with their families at Nippeno Park. About: three hundred persons will be on tha grounds. A special train provided by the linn will leave Clinton avenue station at 8 o'olook to convey the party to the Park. In Ihe Kit'it to Win. Reports aro being circulated that A. J. Malone has withdrawn for the nomination of Sheriff. There is no truth in tbeBe rumors. Mr. Malone is in tho tight to win, md tbu oouveu tiim will decide the ijues -'.�ion a& to whutboi he will bo tho nominee )!" iuo Kt'i-ublican paity for Sheriff or not, DeiiMi of a Young Lsuly. Mihs Aliof Onuijbuugh, a young lady whose lio.no is iu Ohio, died at noon today m the le.-mltuxo ui Mrs, Crot/.er, on P'.uo i-'..! t.-t>!, : ton. Tho young ady's age was about 2'i yearB. All the Late News and Views of the Oity Up to 3:00 P. M. GOTTEN UP IN A READABLE FORM The Content necome. Kiclting- struck l>y Ughtnlnff- Patrice Saturday Xtcht-A ltlK l>ay at Beech Oreek-To Build a New Church-A Splendid Kaln-A Terrible Accident. This is the last day of the popular lady teaohers' contest for a ohlna obamber set, to be given by Messrs. Batteries & Fox to the lad; teacher in the citj reoeiring tbo highest numbor of votes. There is oon siderablo excitement over the contest to day, and tbe friends of the leaders aro busy in the iutotest of their favorites. The ladies who were leaden in the oontest are tbe leaders yet to-day, over 1000 votes having been oast alnoe tbe oount was mado Monday evening, for Miss Fisher. Tonight at 8:30 the polls will close and tho Sual oount of tbe votes will oommenoe. Ballots were received last nigbt and this morning from a number of towns outside of the county where the city papers circa late. Tbe following is the oount of the ballots cast up to last night: Annie Fisher.......................3185 Clara Wagner.......................2625 Pearl Klapp.............:...........1�7 Julia MoCabe.......................129b Mary Kean.........................1215' Jonnio Walters......................120C Minnie llenry.......................1171 Mary Armstroog.................... 428 Sadie Probst........................ 284 Bertie Masteller....................284 LizsieKobb........................ 189 Jennie Donaldson................... 121 AdaWaldron....................... 08 Bailie Rhoads....................... 85 Hannah Mingle..................... 88 Mame llenry....................... 61 Annie Bruner....................... 31 Annie Worner...................... 30 Cbrissie Haberstroh................. 3 Lulu Allabach...................... 2 Total............................14087 a track Br Uchtaint-. A small barn on the farm of Michael Croak in DunnsiaUle township was struck by lightning during the thunder storm yesterday afternoon and burned to the ground with its contents. Tbe barn was a small frame building and only oontained a small lot of hay as there is another barn on tho farm which is used for storing the farm crops generally. There was an insurance of $435 on the building placed with C. It, Gearbart's agency in tbe Fhoiniz Insurance Company of London. Mrs. Croak,the farmer's wife,wis standing on the porcb of tbe farm house when the barn waa struok and was severely though not seriously shocked by the electricity. Patrice Saturday Night. The oliarming little versatile aotrsaa Patrice, and a very effioient company will open the dramatic season in this oity at the Opera House Saturday evening. The Newark, (N. J.,) Morning Preit has tbis to say of the star and play: Patrice, the clever little woman who mado such a suocess in this city in "Lost in New York," and whose excellent work at the Union Square Theatre, New York city, was very favorably commented upon by tbe press, appeared at Miner's Theatre last night in her own play, "TheMidnight Call." She is au excellent soubrotte, and as Pappy charmed the large audience which was in attendance. As the fall sooloty season draws near tho boys want to sell theit bycyoles to raise tbo wind. A Big Day at Beech Greek. A correspondent writing from Beeoh Creek says tbat last Saturday was a big day in that town on account of the picnic and parade of the P. O. S. of A. Several handsome arohos were erected and tbe town was beautifully decorated in honor of the occasion. There were three bands of music and the "Sons" made a creditable showing in tbe street parade. Queen Esther. The beautiful cantata of Queen Esther will likely be produced in this city shortly under tbe direction of Professor J. A. Goodrich. The cantata will be given at Watsoutown on Friday and Saturday nights of thia week. The cantata if produced here will be under the auspices of one of the churches. Thanks Extended. Hope Fire Compar-y of Philipsburg express their thanks publicly to Messrs. Hopkins & Weymouth for a donation of Brooklyn______.63 � Cblcaeo,..........ob' 42 New York........53 43 .::.- .Won. 1 Philadelphia..^. Pit t�b�rg Cleveland-; Buflato:...::....;..* AMERICAN ASSOCTATIO*. Won. Lost r .-.:�.� Won. Louisville........60 31 Columbus-.....-19 8t. Louis..........51 S8 Toledo::...:......;* Athletic______
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