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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - September 17, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                / NINTH YEAK-NO. 170. LOCK HAVEN. PA.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 17. 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS ByENiNCx EXPllESS klNHLOE BKWTHEBS---rOltl.IHHKUa CLIMtm COUSTT'S CLAIMS. Wc herewith present tome of the claims of thin county for the Congressional nomination in this District. G'iiutnn count/ was organized J uuo 21, 1S39. Her first representative iu Congress was John J. Pearee, who was elected in 1B54 as an Anti-Nebraska Democrat, and served in tbe 34th Congress. Sullivan, Lycoming, Centre, Clinton, Potter and Mifflin counties then comprised our Congressional Distriot. Pearee was succeeded by Allison While, a Buchanan Democrat, who defeated Geo. Irvin, of Mifflin. White served in the 35th Congress. James 11 Bate, of Centre, was next nominated by the Republicans and elected over White, his predecessor. Hale auo oeeded himself, serving ia the 301b and 31 th Congress. The District was then obauged aud Clinton thrown in with Tioga, Sullivan, Lycoming and Centre, to form a new District. The Republicans nominated Wb. II. Armstrong, but .las. Hale ran as an Independent, defeated Armstrong, and served again in the 3Stb Congress. Stephen F. Wilson, of Tioga, was then nominated and elected by tbe Republicans of this District. He served two terms, the 39th and 401b Congress. Lycoming's turn then came and Wm. II. Armstrong was renominated by the Republicans and elected to the 41st Congrexs. Armstrong was again nominated, to succeed himself, but was defeated tbe second time by bis Democratic opponent, H. Sherwood, of Tioga, who represented this Distriot in the 42nd Congress. Potter county was next recognized by the Republican party in the person of Sobleiki Ross, who was elected to the 43rd Congress and re elected to the 44th. After Ross' first election Clinton was thrown into the strong Democratic District of Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Union and Mifflin. Levi A.Sfackey, of Clinton, was nominated by the Democrats and elected tQ. represent this Distriot in tbe 44th sud 45th Congress. Setb T. Tocum, of Centre-Greenback-Kepnbllcan eandidate-was then eleatcd over Andrew G-. Curtin to the 46th Congress. Tbe Democratic party then elected Curtin, of Centre, for the three succeeding terms, viz: the 47th, 48th and 40th Congress, By � herculean (Sort, John Patton, Republican, of Clearfield, was elected in that strong Democratic District, to servo in tbo 50th Congress, Tbe Legislature then saw lit to place us in a Republican District once more, the one we are in to-day, viz; Clinton, Lycoming, Potter and Tioga, and Lycoming again walked away with the plum, Iu the parson of our prBSont Congressman, Hon. H. C. McCormick. Clinton ooonty has never had a Republican Congressman or Senator siooe its or-fr&nizatfan, wSifeereiy coonty touching the boundaries of Clinton has been represented at one time or another by a Republican Congressman whose election was proaared partly by the votes of Clinton's Republicans. Moreover Clinton has at different times waived her right to the Republican District nomination for Congress in favor of candidates brought forward by every other aoaoty now aomprialnz oar present Sixteenth Congressional district. Potter has had Ross; Tioga has had Mitchell and Wilson; Lycoming ber Armstrong, Walker and McCormiok. Tioga oonnty has bad a Republican representative in Congress for eight years- Mitchell 4, Wilson 4, and a Democratic representation of four years-Sherwood 2 and M. F. Elliott two years as Congress -man-at-Largc. Lycoming had eight years-Armstrong 2, Walker 2, and McCormick 4. Potter county bad Ross for 4 years. , In addition to this Tioga was honored by the Republican party, from 2881 to 1887, by the bestowal of the highest office lu tho gift of the State, vi2: the IToited States Senatorship, which was held by tbe lion. John I. Mitchell, to say nothing of her Register in Bankruptcy for over twenty years, a very Important office, which was. filled by F. E. Smith, Esq., the Assessor Ot Internal Revenue, Mr. Bowen, and Bank Examiner Young. With great unanimity the Republicans of Clinton county selected Albert C. Hopkins, of Lock Haven, as our candidate for Congress,subject to the decision of thoCon-gj-essional conference Mr. Hopkinsis well and favorably known throughout the district, by business and laboring men, as an extensive lumberman, a gentleman of sterling worth and in every sense nnaliSuI to fill tbe position to which his friends havo called him. Bis nomination will he a simple act of justioo to Clinton couuty, wbiob hti will oarry by a splendid majority-thus helping oar county ticket-more than this, ho Is the only man who c�n carry every county la tho district for Congress. Mr. Hopkins has named as h'.s conferees W. C. Kress, Esq., John Myers, Esq., and J. B. 6. Kinsloe, and with such a record as the above they can well claim recognition for Clinton's abofoe at expressed by tbe Republican convention,     I DEATH OF KAY HAMILTON Letters Received Removing the Uncertainty Surrounding Bis Death, FULL DETAILS OF THE SAD EVENT Drowned While Ketorolac; From an Ante-lopo Haul-There are No Suspicions of Foul Play-Letters Received by Schoy-ltr Hamilton, Jr., a Brother-Attacked or a �upatic New Tc�k, Sept. Ifi,-The uncertainty which surrounded the rcpoit of Robert Ray Hamilton's death by drowning in tho Snake river, Idaho, has changed into the conviction that the ex-asscmblyman has met bis death. Two letters havo been recoived by Mr. Sohuylei- Hamilton, jr., which give fnrtbor details. One is from John D. Sargent, keeper of the ranch at which Ray Hamilton was staying, and the other is from Cas-simlr Do R. Moore, of Sine Stag, who was on a hunting expedition in the vicinity of Sargent's ranch. Kt'LI. nETAILS Of TIIE SAP EVEKT. Mr. Sargent's letter gives full details of tho sad event, as far as ho know, lie says that Saturday Aug. 23, while at Ivamtuck postoffice, Idaho, Mr. Hamilton was accidentally drowned in Snake rivor, six miles below the- outlet of Mary Mere. The day before be lelt tbo ranch alone-although Mrs. Sargent tried to pcrsuado him not to go-for tbe lower end of tbo lake, via the Sheridan trail, ou horseback, to hunt auto-lope. He had to ford Suako river below the lake. He forded all right, going down Friday, staid at tbe south camp all night, and started baok Saturday night with an antelopo head, skin and bams tied on his saddle, and went iuto tho river after dark, half a milo above tho ford, in about the worst place he could havo struck. It seems that his spurs tangled up iu the e,rass iu the bottom of the river. It really was the only placo in tho river where there is dead water. THE BOUV FOLXD. Mr. Sargent returned to tho ranch on I Wednesday night, Aug. 27, at 9 o'clock. Mis. Sargent said, "Hamilton has not re-1 turned from his hunt," and Mr. Sargent immediately sent an official mosaengcr to turn out tbe best mountaineers in tho lower valley to search for him. On Monday, Sept. 1, they found his horse with the saddle and the antelopo aattcrs; and hams tied on it. The horse's back was ruined by tho saddle turning and tbe weight hanging so long by the cinches. On Tuesday morning at half past S o'clock they found his body. His watch had stopped at half past 9 o'clock Saturday night, Aug. 29. lie was brought to Mary Mere in the boat, and buried close to the house on a spot overlooking Mary Mere and the Teton mountains. _S1K. MOOllE'3 BETTER. Following is tbe lottcr sent by Mr. Css-simir De R. Moore: LAKt 5IAIIV 3Sr.nK, Sept. b. ISM. Dxah ScarYUSB-IJHUe ami I have just arrived here at the lake ami met Air. Sargent, who was on bis wiiy out lu mnll the letter telling you of poor Kay's sail death. You can just Imagine that wc feel dreuUJuily ami have no desire to continue our hunting expedition But Sargent wants us tD come to the house, up the lulse twelve miles, and see Ray's grave. It you will allow rac a word of advice 1 should recommend you not lo attempt to have Kay's foody removed now. iryou write to Mr. Sargent lie will uboo.se the bestlline for removing the body and aotlfy you. But this I .say, knowing that Ray had expressed a wish to be buried here, I have tried to let you have such information as may be of use to you, and have kept tbe man walling until 1 write. Will you please aenrf word to theih at home?" LTTTI.E ItOOM FOR UOl'E. Gen. Schuyler Hamilton, father of the drowned man, was seen by a reporter at the Windsor hotel. Tbo old gentleman, who has been mentally tortured by alternate hopes and fears since tbe Grst rumor of hiB sou's death reaohed him on Saturday night, seemed mora resigned to the blow now that be knew tho worst. "There is little room for hops now," be said sadly; "tbe two letters received by my bou Schuyler end all uncertainty as to tho truth or falsity of my son's death. I havo no doubt that ho is dead, and that ho died iu the manner Indicated by Mr. Sargent's letter. There is noLhing in the details so far received that would jutttfy a suspicion of foul play. "Mr. Sargent was well rcccoromenilod to my son by Mr, Wendell Goodwin aud ether friends, nutl I sec no object that nny ouo out there could havo in bringing about my sou's death. Neither du I think bu committed F.uicide. jtfyhnn w�s tuu bravo to take his own lifo, nr: Let every boy be on band. , Condition ol the Strike in L.ynu. Lynx, Mass., Sopt 16.-In tbe morocco situation there is a new pbsse that is causing the strikers great uneasiness. Fivo hundred Swedes came bore last week, and sovoral manufacturers have engaged a number of them. Tbe applicants for work-are many, a largo number coming from Canada aud from Germany. The manufacturers are increasing the number of se&souiug machines, and it now looks aa if the working mcu had little chance of winning. Cltntou LraEue AYeetlBff. A meeting ol the Cliutou League will bo held to-night at 8 o'aiock in the Fallon House pavluia. Let thero bo a foil turnout. I'EBSOJfAt    FKNCIMKQS. Mrs. George 11 Iiarnsr was among the ;;iics-l-i to tho Qnigley-Herrey wedding-last nigbt. Mr. Etl. Bliut lias returned to Gettysburg wheto ho will outer Pennsylvania   , College and complete a course of study in" that institution. Hiss Ki.teTroxell and Miss Ptosbo Bitot' aro spending a few days at Atlantic City. lifter which they will visit Baltimore and  Philadelphia where they will purchase ^ . another stock of fine millinery gooda.   

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