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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - August 22, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAH-NO. 148. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. F1UDAY. AUGUST 22. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KINSI.OK BROTHERS---PDHI.ISHKKS CURRENT COMMENT. ANOTHER HEAVY WIND STORM "The friends of tlio River and Harbor bill are anxious." Thoy would be more anxious, if tbe country had to pasB upon this measure CnicAGO is having a sight of tronblo over the Fair sito. And the final sottlc moot of tbe question does not appear ti be in sight yet. The man who Introduced the English sparrow Into Amerioa, deserves a plaoe history beside the man who introduced rabbitB in Australia. Onr of the marvels of tho day is un undoubtedly Mr. Edison's phonographic olookt whioh instead of ringing out thi hours, or quarter hours, speaks tbem iu tones that can be beard and understood as plainly as any ordinary conversation. Gen. Basks Bays that in 1S5G, when be was Speaker of the House, he made rulings in regard to the presenoe of a quorum exactly Bimilar to tboBe made by Speaker Reed. It will now be in ordor for tho Democrats to allude to him as ox-Czar Banks. Brazil's new constitution haBbeen promulgated. It is a very exoollont one, ap parently, principally bocauso it is fashioned very closely after that of tho United States. Tho provinces will be transform-in into self-governing States. Now let the Brazilians heartily unite in support of their fundamental law and they will get along. Half a dozen years ago oyoloues were practically unknown east of the Ohio river; now they are aB common in this section as on the Western plains. Is tbe time at hand when here as in Dakota, no dwelling will be complete without a oyolone pit? The people of this country want some new and better information respecting tbe law of Btorms, and they want it as soon as it oan bo furnished. Will the weatherwise please make a special study of the oyolone Rnd Its ways? Mr. Leokard Rhose'b circular letter to the grangers of Pennsylvania, demanding that they shall vote the Democratic ticket in tbe fall is likely to do that industrial organization more harm than good. The Orange is not a political party to begin with, and this attempt to convert it into apiece of party machinery to subserve bis individual aims is resented on all Bides. Mr. Rhone is charged with being very anxious to secure a nomination for Congress at the hands of the Democratic party, and this may have stimulated his newborn zeal in behalf of Mr. Pattison. Democratic Caucuses. Nominations for delegates to the Democratic County Convention was made in this city last night, and also for Demo-oratio County Committeemen. The following is the result of the Caucuses: First ward-Hugh McLeod, David Sweeley, J. P. Arnold, Gottleib Bonsa. Committee, Edward Goldstein. Second ward-H. Simon, Joseph Hab-orstroh, Maj. John Wynne, A. F. Ryon. Oommirteo, Bartley Smith. Third ward-Patrick King, A. W. MoCormick, George MoDonald. Committee, J. W. Fleming. Foarth Ward-Simon Seid, John Geary, Patrick Kane, J ohn Snyder. Committee, T. P. Meyer. Professional Base Bull . Arrangements have been completed whereby tbe Cuban Giants, (late of the Interstate League) and the Williamsport club will play an exhibition game of ball in this city Monday afternoon on the grounds near Hippie's mill. It has been some time since the people of Lock Haven have had an opportunity of witnessing a professional game and great interest will doubtless be taken in this one. The Giants aie one of the strongest teams in the state ouUido of Philadelphia and Pittsburg, and tbe Williamsport olub will be strengthened by Rickley and others of like note. Look out for a great game Monday afternoon. At Nlppcno I'ark. The spooial train which convoyed th tannorymen, their families and friends to Nippeno Park, left the lower passenger station at 8:15 this morning, Tho train was made up of seven coaches and a baggage car. About 400 tickets were sold for the excursion. CbdfaI* "f Esther. ArrntigMmec'tic: bein^ made f.ir tiic performance oi t-o beautiful (-'an.r,:a 'A Queen Kf.iii&r in lli'fi city pliortlv jmJ'-r the ijlrectii:u cf 1'iof. �'. A. Goouiicb. Th? Cauta'A will be vvlor '.'is ausplwf �r r:.�. i/Dj>li>!li L �.� On the corner ul hunuKerchtef, And sadly, sofuy signs: "I'm going back to tho school room. To toil until I drop, For vacation days will soon bo o'er, And ray young man won't pop." tour Persons Instantly Killed am1, a Una ber Injured at Philadelphia. A LaEGE OAR STABLE SLOWN DOWN Twenty Ilorsei Killed and Thirty Curs Reduce., to Kindling Wood-One Mm. Miss lag, *nd Is Supposed to b� llarled ljuder the Kalian-Many Narrow Ki�cn .ion-Other Late News, Philadelphia, Aug. 21.-During a he.iTy storm which prevailed in this viGin ity about 7 o*olook this evening, tho southern wall of the stable and oar shed;* oooupyiog the square bounded by Twelfth and Thirteenth streets and Susquehannii avenue and Dauphin street, used jointly by tbe Twelfth and Sixteenth and Tentl and Eleventh Streets Passenger Hallway Companies, was blown down, oarrying a portion of tho roof with it, and smashing a number of cars. Four persons wero killed outright, three are so badty injured that they are not expeoted to recover, three others wore less seriously injured and one is missing and probably dead. Twenty or more horses were killed. Following is the list of killed: August Paul, driver, of S40 Norrin utreei. Mrs. August Paul, his wifo. Charles Severn, conductor, 1^1- No iris street. Charles Fisher, driver, Thirteenth and Carleton BtreetB. injured. Henry Jacoby, conductor, Seventeenth and Berks streets, scalp wound and shook, taken to the German Hospital. Charles Brown, aged 10 years, passenger, both arms and legs broken, taken to the German Hospital. James J. Martin, driver, 2251 Colorado street, back crushed and hurt internally, taken homo. Henry Frodwetter, stableman, struck by falling debriB. Augufit Paul, son of August Paul, arm broken and injured internally. Unknown boy, struck by timbers. Of the injured Jaooby, Martin and Brown are so badly hurt that their recovery is considered very doubtful. a missing man*. John Christy, aged IS, a horse changer, Bon of Stable Boss Christy, was leading a horse whioh became frightened by c. crash of thunder and dashed into the building just aB the roof fell. Christy followed after the animal, and as he has not since been seen he is believed to have been killed. The storm which caused this disaster began about C:45 o'clock this evening. The thunder and lightning was very severe, and the rain fell in torrents. The wind, which was scarcely noticeable at first, gradually increased in severity until at 7 o'clock it was blowing at the rate of forty miles an hour. It was at this hour that the centre portion of the long high walls of the car stable gave way. The wall is said to have been weak. About a year ago the building inspectors, it is reported, condemned it. Only last week men were at work patching it up. crushed in a car. At tho time the wall fell oars Nob. f.G5 9G7 and GG8, of tbe Twelfth and Sixteenth streets oompany, were standing in line ready to be Btruck off by the starter. AugUBt Paul, driver of No. (JG8, and an old employe of the road, was sitting in his oar eating supper, whioh had been brought to him by his wife near the depot. It had been Mrs. Paul's habit for a long time to place her husband's evening meal in a has kei and accompanied by their only son go to the depot where they would wait iu a oar while the husband and father ate. In this car were also Charles Severn, the conductor, unmarried, and young Charles Brown. When tho roof foil tho car was completely crushed, and tho horses at tached to it were killed. Paul and his wife were instantly killed. Severn, when taken out, whispored a few inarticulate sentences and then expired. Brown was taken out in an unconscious condition, Both arms and both legs are broken and his ooudition is precarious. Paul's sou was the IcaU huit ot those in the car. One arm is broken and ho is injured internally Car No. CG7 stood just iu front of 'iGS This was also crushed. Tho driver, Charles Fisher, was taken out dead. Con ductor ilenry Jacoby was wounded on the head and so severely shocked that 'loath is expected at aoy moment. pro �" id n t i a i. ks '�' \ '� � :�<. \hc cuLdn<.;or :�j -i::v.:r ot W-j weiii jjicviijuiitialiy u-vny Ii'jil thci" �y.ii: aL tliu m.>tr.ut the vi.ll fell, mi.! ri, ojOLijie�l injury. .Jumtri Martin, ilnvor ul cur No. l'J, ot thu ioiith tuid Kktuuth slrcou line, Wdfl on hid c;u ready to niovo oat cJ the depot when the crash came, i I is car was smusiicd und he wan ho soii.vjBly injured about the back and internally that his life is despaired of. Henry Tradwel-ler, a horeo changer, was caught by flying timber and badly hurt. An uuknown boy, who was loitering about tbe stable was struck and hurt. The depf-t was very long and used as a thoroughfare, and it is barony possible that other pcrr.oni were caught under the wreck. Workmen are engagod in searching for-he body cf young Christy, which is believed to ha buried in the ruins, but progress is slow and it will not bo known ^ntil to-morrow whether or not there were any other casualties. EMPTY CARS ."KUSflTlD. Thirty or more empty oarB which had been turned in for the night wero crushod into kindling wood. Some of the drivont and conductors, who are usually on their oars, wero away from them just as tho wall fell, and to this lucky ohanoe they owe their lives, as tho cars were smashed and the horses killed. This is the third time within elevon years that a portion o"" this immense stuoturo, oovering a larg( block, has been injured by wind. Tht< wind which caused this damage unroofec. four houses on Eleventh street above York, about three blocks from the depot. Other damage by wind and rain is reported from different parts of the city. FOUND AFTER FORTY YEARS. A Charley KonB Romance That Ended In n Hfippy Reunion. Mouse, 111., Aug. 20.-Over forty years ago there occurred at Elmira, N. Y., an abduction that in matter of local interest fairly rivaled the famous case of Charley Ross. Tho victim of this outrage was Hiram, the eight-year-old sou of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grogg. An old gypsy like hag named Debby Blood met some men in the road near where the little boy was standing one day, and for some trivial reason gave them a round cursing. The child reproved her for her wickedness, whereupon she turned upou him and told him that she would either kill him or break his heart. Soon aftor this she stole him and, with a vicious character named Lookery, lied to Hudson, Wis. Thence thoy went to Catfish Bay, and afterward to Richmond, in the same State. Part of the time thoy led a shiftless, nomadic life, and part of it they farmed on a miserable little clearing. The boy was made to believe that Debby Blood was his mother and Lockery his stepfather, and that his own name was Gage. Gradually his recollection of tho old home and his family faded away and he accepted the tales told him as the truth. He was oruolly used. Hard work and maltreatment wero his lot, and several times the virago who stole him tried to  poison him, but he lived through it all, and finally, about fifteen years ago, ho was married to an estimable young woman aud made hia home at Richardson, Oak county, Wis. Upon this Debby Blood disappeared, vowing she should never be seen or heard from any more, aud so far she has kept her word. After yoars of fruitless search for their lost child tho Greggs moved to tho West, settling near this place. No tidings came from tho lost one, and all hopo of seeing him again was abandoned. A short time ago, however, accident led persons living hero to believe that Hiram Gregg was still live. Investigation led to certainty, and to day tho lost boy, now a man with gray hair, was restored to the mother who has mourned for him till the grave had almost opened at her feet. It was an affecting reunion. BASK HALL RKCOKD. The Three Organization* and Their Standing to Date. national league. Boston-Boston 8, Cleveland 0. Brooklyn-Brooklyn 4, Chicago 0. Philadelphia-Philadelphia 7, Pittsburg 4. New York-Cincinnati 4, New York :t. players' league. Boston-BoBton 10, Buffalo 1. New York-Now York 13, Cleveland 1. Brooklyn-Brooklyn 4, Pittsburg 1. Philadelphia-Philadelphia 8, Chicago 7. american association. St. Louis-(First game)-Rochester l.J, St. Louis 7. (Seoond game)-Rochester S, St. Louis 3. Louisville-Louisville 2, Athletic 1. Standing the Clubi*. national league. Won. Lost.' TERSELY TOLD HAPPENINGS. itrooklyn........til) Boston.............HI 37 Phllau-j]j<liln....iiO 3 ynam It I ng Bnrned Iron-Yesterday's Itain-Blow Out the FlpeB-Ontof the Kace-Presentation-Repairing a Sidewalk. The Armory of Company H was tho soene of a brilliant assembly last night gotten up by a younger set of young folks than those who have heretofore managed theso charming dances. The committed wore Bruco Hays, Drew Urafius, Rush Petrikeu, Smith Ferguson, Will Bernard, Misses Bailie and Minnie Good and Misti May Sherrick. The Armory was handsomely and tastefully decorated with evergreens, bunting, ilowers and Japanese lanterns. The Stopper and Fisk orchestra of 10 pieces furnished the music for dano-iog, aud the refreshments were supplied by Miss Lizzie Thomas. The attendance was large and the affair a brilliant success, roilecting oredit upon tho committee. There wero a number of persons present from out of town. The I'atroncsaes were Mrs. G. Kim zing, Mrs. Frank Whitakor, Mrs. Dr. Watson and Mrs. C. M. O'Connor. Yesterday's Rain. About four o'clock yesterday afternoon one of the heaviest rain storms of tho season passed over this city, and for a brief period the rain poured down in torrents. The showers extended well up the river and a telegram from Driftwood states that there was a two foot flood there this morning. There is no Hood at Clearfield. The flood in the Sinnemahoning will likely cause enough of a rise here to carry tho logs over tho dam to-night or to-morrow morning. Dynamitinfi Ifarned Iron. The iron castings and burned maohinory of the saw mill of Kintzing & Bickford is is being brokon to pieces to-day with dynamite. Tho work is *>omg don by a party from Philadelphia who purchased the iron from Josoph Candor. When the first attempts were mado this morning, broken pieces of the iron were thrown out as far as Main street. Meetings To-Nlght. A regular meetiDg of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, will be held this evening at S o'clock. A full attendance of the members of Alpine Commandery, Knights of Malta is requested to-night at 8:30 o'clock, In the G. A. R. reoeption, room by order of tho commander. Tbo arrangements for institution on Monday night are to be completed this evening. Base Ball To Morrow. The Brandon Park club, of ;Williams-port will cross bats with the Rcsolutes, of this city, to-morrow afternoon on the Lock Haven club grounds, Bellefonte avenue. The game will be called at 3 o'clock and tho admission will be as usual. An interesting gamo is anticipated. THE JURY Scheid, 1st Ward, Look*IUven; William Smith, Wayne; Clias. J Sigmund, Lamar, Robert C. Straw, Porter; Jack Travis, East ward, Renovo; Philip Walker, Allison; Wm. Wagner, 2d Ward, Look Haven; N. A. Wilt, 3d Ward, Look HaveD; Joseph Whitby, Middle ward, Renovo; John J. Wilson, Bald Eagle; G. W. Won-Beech Creek borough; G. II Wilson, Noyes; Robert A. Shaw, Pine Creek. traverse jurors-second week. J. A. Andrews, Lamar; Joseph Burnoy, East ward, Renovo; J. W. Br id gens, 3d Ward, Lock Haven; J. A. Crawford, Pino Creek; W. A. Co^, Castmea; J. W. Chatham, WeBt Keating; Thomas Conroy, Chapman; A. M. DeHaas, Beech Creek township; Frank Felmlee, 4th Ward, Look Haven; A. E. Geary, 3d Ward, Lock Haven; 8. S. Glantz, Logan; Robert Irwin, Allison; James S. Hail, Middle ward, Renovo; Frank Kiusloe, 1st Ward, Lock HaveD; John C. Kepler, Noyes; Uriah Kitchen, Beeoh Creek township; Johr-MoCloskey, 4th Ward, Lock Haven; Smitb Marshall, Mill Hall borough; Robert M. Miller, Pine Creek; Chas. Marks, Pine Creek; John A. Marshall, 1st Ward, Lock Haven; Martin May, 1st Ward, Lock Haven; David M, Price, Green township; Reuben R. Wilt, Mill Hall; H. H. WiBe; Loganton; F. P. Treiler, Beech Creek borough; CharleB Smith, Beeoh Creek; Wm, Stoat, Noyes; Wm. Simooz. Woodward ; David P. Stahr, Middle ward, Renovo; Richard E. Ricbey, 1st Ward, Look Haven; John J. Shaffer, 3d ward, Lock Haven; M, Sondheimer, 2nd Ward, Lock Haven; Stiles K. Rich, Pine Creek; Calvin A. Packard, Gallagher; Jacob PlufT, Chapman. PERSON AL FKNCILIN08. Latent Oosttlp About Yon and Your Friends. Mrs. Furey, wife of Editor Joseph W. Furey, and two of her children, returned last evening from a few days' visit with relatives and friends in PhilipBburg. Bellefonte Gazette: Mr. Daniel Strayer, of Look Haven, was a welcome visitor in Bellefonte last Saturday. Mr. S. quite frequently visits Bellefonte and is one of tho most agreeable oitizena of that city. Mr. Foust, tbe machinist who bad charge of tho machine department at tho Paper Mill for over a year, has resigned the position to accept of one at St. Marys, in tbo shops of Hall, Kaul A Co.-Clarion Breeze. Harry Welliver, the popular insurance man is changing his place of residenco today, and removing from Bellefonte avenue to East Water street. The house be vacates will be occupied by Dr. Liohtcn-thalor, of Mill Hall. Renovo Items. From the Ilecord. At a special meeting of Council, Monday evening, the proposition of Messrs Farwcll and Stout, administrators of the estate of James C. Stout deceased, to sell the reservoir Bite to the borough for $1,000 the borough to pay all oosts in the pending suit, was acoepted. It is reliably repoited that a company will shortly be formed for the manufacture of fire brick at Shint own, with a capital of $40,000. Mr. Archy Monroo, of Farrandsville, this county, who has been iu tho business for a number of years, will take an active interest in the organization of tho company. AMERiC a n A s t} o ViA ti o n.  �. 1 in TnlM.,;....... y '.: !.;;�.! i: J'v' "'a'!:* -<:i-<:k<"J find *A'?.:;ir.:d an udetcrt i.Otr] AfVjr four days their Lr.ngE:* *'.uj too iiw.-.i t" -tr-'i'l ti-rtii-ir, ;.\nd although the dog wan ;i i^roat pet the men cut off his tail and roasted It. They ate tho meat thereon and gave the dog the bono. A vessel waj* sighted next day and all woro saved. I'ersons Drawn to Serve t*a Jurors fu the September Term of Co art. The following are the names of the per-sonr who will serve at the next term of court, commencing Monday, September 22d, 1890. grand jurors. JohnQ, Baird, Dunnstable; Wm. Bryon, Gallagher; Geo. Couway, West Keating; A. S. Kulp, 1st Ward, Look Haven; Geo. W. FeBslor, West ward, Renovo; Patrick Griffin, 4th Ward, Look Haven; D. C, Grugan, Grugan; Jacob Huff, Dunnstablo; John llollingsworth, East ward, Renovo; Samuel Keefor, Woodward; Miles Keilcr, Crawford; Wallace Kitchen, Allison; Geo. W. Mason, 1st Ward, Lock Hav&u; W. If. Mayer, 2d Ward, Lock Haven; Henry Moore, Noyes; A. B. McClo&key, Chapman; John McNally, Woodward; Jan. A. McCloskey, Chapman; A. T.Pfier, Porter; John Bobbins, Pine Creek; A. J. Rooney, Middle ward, Renovo; Thou. G.Simoox, Wayne; Jacob Vouada, Lamar; J. A. Wilson, 3d Ward, Lock Haven. traverse i UltOKS- KIK.ST week. A. M. At water, 1st Ward, Lock Haven; JohnT. Beardsley, lBt Ward, Lock Haven; Simon Brungard, Lamar; J. M. Brickor, Jacob A. Bittner, Lamar; Henry II. Bix-ler, Green; James Canuou, East Keating; John Clymer, Woodward; Harvey Doitch, 1st Ward, Look Haven; John Engle, Loganton borough; Robort H. Furst, Lamm; 1. J. Gt-s ft'ito, Groun; Jaeob Gloss-m-r, Beech Crrcl: tnwusbip; Wm. Haur.-:-. L-r.-ir- J ,1k; .!. H'Voodvai.! J ."1. N.ive-* \i\r.\i--\u\ Kiv.ju., Port,-; W-n. i: .-siug'.-f. Lvnv; Wm. K\-.<.er. M:ddij j:..r ,v . J'rrti.-i il. I. I.;.;.;v-V . :hac: !:�::-., Bi.K V:^^ ' 'an..d J.^-<'��-, P.i'c), Cr.-nk t'.routrlr. J,v. L,iv'vj *�;!�, I \V,ird, u"i'K H.t^en: Fiank I". McCloiiUoy. -1th Ward, Lock Haven: M..!. M;;N<-.ni!,y, i;d \Y"r(":( L'.uk Haven, tiro. P. Me^Taughton, East ward, Rouovo, Wm. S. II. Mlllor, Pino Creek; Lyoaa Mussina, 2d Ward, L'�ck Haven; William Murphy, Colcboofc; Geo. Manniug, Loidy; J. L. MoGonigal, West Keating; John F. Myers, Dunnstablo; Theo. W. Kouion, 2d Ward, Lock Haven; Samuol Suiter, Woodward; F. S. Summersou, Loidy; Charles Presentation. Miss Pearl Klapp, one of the lady teachers who was among the leaders in tho contest which closed on Wednesday night, was preseuted yeBterday with the haudsomeet china chamber set whioh could be found in Lock Haven. The presentation was mado by a friend who was much interested in the result of tho contest. Blow Out tbe 1'lpen. The water drawn from the hydrants last night and this morning was tilthy looking stuff and unfit for use. The heavy shower of rain yesterday was the cause. No time should be lost in blowing off the "dead end" openings. This matter should be attended to at once, as tbey have not been blown off for some time, and the sediment deposited in tbe pipes last night will be decidedly unhealthy. SUNBURY AND SURROUNDINGS .luvenllu Templars. The Juvenile Temple will meet at four o'elook to-morrow afternoon in tbo W. V. T. L'. Kooras over Hilton's drug store. Axxie Lav, Supt. Out of the Knee. Es-I'ottmastor llarvoy, of Ilonovo, published a card in tho Konovo papers yesterday announcing that ho has withdrawn from the candidacy for County Treasurer. Another Interesting Communication "From "John of Lancaster." EEMINIS0EN0ES OF THE L0NO AGO The poor, downtrodden tramp is still asked to saw a soventy-livo cent load of wood for a fifteen cent breakfast. TIu, ivjiy the prls ilic di\asiug now m.tlt,'i, u i'.aru lo <ell which is which, Sum-tiH-i ^-il.s anJ *un3iujr boyH. A L'i'ju lit:'.: wiin :nay bj one, bLi he has Lo for two v:hcn iw titles his bill ni the Gi'aKide icsurl. j Tbe trtiail boy who make* annual raids oii iiuit trees has not found much to raid this year. As tbo days grow shorter the faces of candidates will grow longer. The Chesterfield of the Northumberland County liar-Tlie Itebltlonce of a Onou Famous Captain-"Legions of the Sus-'luehanna"-The Town Not Dead Hot Only Sleeping-. [Special Correspondence.] SuNCuuv, Aug. 21.-This grand old town is one of the pleasanteBt places oil the Susquehanna in whioh to spend thti vacation season, and I am sorry that my time is drawing to a close. Tbe people are Booiablo, kind and entertaining, anti particularly noted for their hospitality If they fail to make it pleasant for r. stranger tarrying in their midst, he must be bard to please and as obtuse as a saw horse. One of the royal good fellows is James B. MoDevitt, United States Commissioner. He is as neat in bis apparel as be is polite in his address, and is noted for being tbe Chesterfield of tbe Northumberland county bar. Some years ago "Jim" received tbe Uemooratio nomination for Congress and made a splendid run, and had it not been that Republicans were too numerous in Lebanon and Dauphin conn-ties, be would have taken tbe political soalp of "Sam" Barr and been entitled to write lion, before bis name. But it was decreed otherwise, and ho continues to look after offenders against tbe United States laws as Commissioner. I never could understand why Btioh a jolly good fellow was a Demoorat. Had he joined the ltepublloan party early be might bave been in Congress long ago and Bat at tbe right hand of Quay. I really believe he now leans towards tbe Grangers and will voto for Farmer Pattison! There are scores of persuns dwelling in this town who oan trace their ancestry baok to Colonial days and the revolutionary period. For instance there is Mr. Hambright, the proprietor of a hotel in tbe lower part of the town, wbo is a descendant of the famous Captain Ham-bright, lie saw much bard service here during the Indian wars and frequently commanded expeditions up the river in searoh of red skins. Captain Hambrigbt was a member of tbo Committee of Safety in the perilous days of '70, and was conspicuous as an advocate of liberty and independence. As a military man he won high bonor and distinction, and died near Lancaster soon after the olose of the war. His descendants have been noted for tbeir military inclination and bravery as soldiers. In the rebellion Col. Hambrigbt, of Lancaster, was distinguished for tbe part be took in the struggle, and Mr. Hambrigbt, of Sunbury, also achieved military distinction and oame out of tbe struggle with a splendid record. It is rare that a family, down to tho third generation, inherits tbe military tastes and inclinations of tbeir ancestors to the extent we find it developed in this case. Near the southern end of the public bridge across the North Branch, on the Suubury side, stands an old bouse. It is venerable in appearanoo,somewhat dilapidated, and is rapidly falling into decay. This was the residence of tbe famous Captain Qrant, of the Revolution, and one of the earliest sutlers here. He was a co-temporary of Col Hunter, who command ed Fort Augusta at tbe time the settlers up tbe river wore compelled to My from tbe savagos to save tbeir lives. Robert Martin, tho father of Mrs. Orant, opened a tavern on the Northumberland side of tbe river, as early as 1768. It was the first bouse on that side of tbe river, and was a famous resort for early land specu lators. When Sherman Day visited Sun-bury nearly fifty years ago iu search of material for his popular, but now rare, book entitled "Historical Collections of Pennsylvania," ho met Mrs. Qrant and dcsciibes ber as a remarkable old lady with a phenomenal memory. She had then been a widow many years, as bor huBband died June 1G, ISIS. Miss Grant, one of the popular school teachers, now traveling in Europe at the expense of the iVtts, is a descendant, being a great grand daughter. The old mansion wan a fine building in its day, but if something iB not soon done to preserve it from decay, it will fall Into ruin and bo lost. It is one of tbe histjrio landmarks of tho placo. Hon. 3. P. Wol-vtirtou is Luc owner, act! as he lives in the ui^iune siono bouse built by William Mii'jluy in 177;!, ho should lose no time in rfscucius tbe Grant t:tai:siou from tbo rav-u�i!b of time, as it, iike his otvti residence, is uao or the 'onoratiul relics of the pat!. When Suubury was laid out iu 177:2 by Surveyor Goueral I.ukons and William Maclay, tbey mado a very handsome plat, whioh is now preserved in tbe archives of the Historical Society at Philadelphia. And it is a singular fact tbat tbey named all tho principal streets after the wild bor- rieB which grew tbore in abundance at that day, thus--"Elderberry, Hurtle-berry, Pokeberry, Blackberry, Dewberry aud Cranberry." Those old names were long since discarded, howevor, and tbe present generation knows scarcely anything about them. Running from the river South tho streets were named River, Deer, Fawn aud Short. They, too, were long since changed to more modern names. The Pennsylvania Railroad now passes through what was originally Deer street. Time works great ohanges in all things, but in nothing has it wrought greater chances thiu in tbe names of the streets of Sunbury. Hon. Truman Purdy recently published a volume of poems on a variety of topioB relating to tbe Susquehanna, whioh is worthy of a place in every public and private library. It is gotten up in Ltppon-cott's best style and is illustrated by Daley and LumiB, two welt-kuown designers; and I believe this was tho last work Oar-ley did before be died. Tho book is entitled "Legends of the SuBquehanna.*' Many years ago Mr, Purdy was editor of tbe Democrat, a paper whioh is still published. He was afterwards sent to the Legislature as a reward for his fidelity and devotion to his party. Mr. Purdy is a gentleman of culture and refinement, and devotes much of his time to literary pursuits. He lives in comfortable style iu a handsome mansion overlooking the town, where he entertains his friends very hospitably. His library is one of the finest in the town, and contains many rare aud valuable books. There is muob to write about in Sunbury, and I regret that it is impossible to tonob upon all tbe Bubjects of interest in a few hurried letters. I verily believe that tbe time will come when there will be a population of more than fifty thousand people here. It may be far In tho future; and there may be persons who will smile at the prediction, bat It mast be borne in mind that "Rome was not built in a day." Cities in all ages of the world have attained opulence and splendor; why should Suubury not have the same destiny? The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong. Even Northumberland may wake up some day, and after shaking the dust of a century from her raiment, tattered though it may be, and starting in the race, win a golden prize. Sunbury should not smile at her somnolent neighbor since they are bound together by electrioity. If tho discoverer of oxygen gas sleeps in a cemetery across tbe river, Sunbury can proudly say tbat the ashes of an aboringinal King mingles with ber soil, and the two ancient boroughs should cut aside envy and embraoe. UUSIO HAIX. The Rlnehart Sisters Before Another Delighted Audience. The Rinebart Sisters' Company was greeted by an audienoe in Musio Hall last night that, for its numbers, may be accepted as proof that the company made a hit on the opening night. Had the people been disappointed with the company's debut, it would have been unlike Norris-town to turn out tbe audience that was present last night, wben "The Wail's Luok" was the attaction. Aside from the most favorable individual oritioisms it ia only justice to the oompany and the Hall management to say that many persons in the audience indulged ia the most flattering comment, and, to rue an oft used expression, "It was better than Monday night." Tbe applause was spontaneous, enthuslastio and not infrequently the laughter was most prolonged and hearty. -Norristown, Pa., Herald, Feb. 29th. To Pot Dp the Price of Shoes. The shoe manufacturers at Newark, K. J., bave notified the retail dealers that in consequence of the increase of the price of leather tbere will be an advance on nearly every grade of sboes of 10, 15, 2S and 30 per cent., acoording to tbe grade of leather used. Some alasses of shoes bave not jet been raised, but it is expeoted they, will be shortly. The present boom in the leather market is without preoedeut. Tbe causes leading up to it are not without interest to tbe entire oommunlty, as in a very short time every indioation points to an advanoe of �0 to 25 per eent. in tbe . cost of a pair of shoes. Saddlers and harness makers, trunk and pocket-book manufacturers will alike feel the result of the sudden aad unlocked f it reaction. Tho advauce simply mesne tbo gathering in uf a million of dollars by those who were shrewd enough to foresee it and by tbe bit; leather dealers who control all tbe Unuories. In the meantime tbe man or woman wbo want* a pair of sboes must pay tbe extra half-dollar or dollar. Repairing n Sidewalk. Councilman Scheid yeaterday delivered material on tbo ground for repairing tbe sidewalk in front of the Court House. The repairs were needed bad enough.

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