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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - September 18, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YEAR-NO. 171. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 18, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS �UXSLOK BROTHERS---rUBMSHlUW CURRENT COMMENT. The Ropubl icaus b�ve carried Wyoming, electing the Governor, Legislature and Congressional delegation by majorities that place the State solidly in tbe Republican oolumn. _ Speaker Reed will visit Ohio before the election. Mr. Blaine is under promise to go into McKinlej's district and make speeches. -Reed will also be there. It 'will be tbe very liveliest kind of a light. The reception of Captain Ericsson's remains in Sweden was on a par with tbe ceremony that attended their departure from this country, and was a worthy tribute to the genius of tbe great soul that once occupied them. The recount of Minneapolis shows a population of 161,730. This, compared with the oenaus of 1880, is an inorcase of 117,851, or 351.33 per cent. The recount in St. Paul shows a population of 133,301, an increase since 18S0 of 91,473, or 223 S3 per oent. Dr. Koch, the eminent German specialist, who believes that he has discovered a remedy and cure for consumption by inoculation, is about to begin an extended series of experiments on persons suffering from that disease, to determine tbe value of his discovery. It !b intimated from Washington that tbe date for withdrawing bonded goods at present tariff rates will be extended from November 1 to February 1. As the former date is drawing so near, with the Tariff bill still incomplete, there seems to be every reason why this should be done and no good reason why it should not. The dally New York Herald, published in London, has been discontinued; only the Snnday edition will hereafter be printed. This is the first baok down that James Gordon Bennett has ever made in any of his enterprises. But even he finds It costs more to print a paper in London that has little circulation and less advertising than it does to rnn a steam yacht. The Maine viotory was a great triumph for Republicanism, but tbe party must not forget that tbe battle is not over yet. Tbe greatest danger in such an overwhelming triumph thus early in the campaign is that it may oreate a feeling of over-confidence. We have little fear for November, bnt if we were sure every Republican would put in his "best licks" from now till eleotion day we would have none at all. Lock Haven has been seleoted by the State Firemen's Association as the place of the next annual meeting, whioh is quite a compliment to onr city. This meeting will prove the largest gathering ever assembled in Look Haven and every effort will be made by onr energetio firemen and citizens generally to entertain tbe visitors in a hospitable manner. Our city has gained an enviable reputation for its hospitality and tbe State Firemen will receive such a weloome next year they will not soon forget. The Louisiana sugar planters are making a fight to have the free sugar clause of the Tariff bill postponed until July 1, in order that they may have time to market their crop, whioh is valued at $20,000,000, before the decline in prioes which must follow the admission of freo sugar. This is simply asking for one more year's profits on their business at present rates. Perhaps it would be well to heed their request, since they have planted their crop and made their estimates on the basis of proB-ent prioes, and a forced decline in values now might injure them more than it would benefit the country. "Honor Bright" Last Night. For the third time this week the Opera House contained a large audience attracted by the Rinehart Sisters. Tbe play, "Honor Bright," in a dramatio secBe was far above the productions of tbe two previous evenings. It was both interesting, well cast, and tbe entire performance carried oat in almost commendable manner. Tbe prlnolpal character, GeorgeCavenaugh, an Innocent viotim of circumstances over whioh be bad no control, was taken by Frank D. Melville, a young actor of great promise. Miss Goldie Rinehart as "llab," a mountain waif, was as bewitching as ever. Her ways are "catching" and nature baa been generous in dowering her with rich personal charms. Miss Beatrice Rinehart as ''Honor Bright," a truo Amerioan girl,leustained her part well, as did the remainder of tbe oa6t. Tbo three younger sisters wore "not in it" Inst night and their presence was sadly missed. Wo hope to see this company return at some future time. POISONED BARBECUED FORK Tbe Sad Ending of a Big Religious Revival Among Southern Negroes. OVER A HTJfiDEED FALL VICTIMS Undoubtedly an Attempt at Wholesale Slanghter of Colored Revivalists-Unmistakable Trscett of Arsenic Found In the Heat Used-Of tbe Sufferers Eight are Already Dead, Birmingham, Sept. 17.-One hundred negroes were poisoned Sunday near Col-lorine, Dallas county. Two of them died that day and six others died Monday. Tbe latest news from the neighborhood is to the effeot that many others are dangerously ill, and their death is hourly expected. A big revival meeting had been going on a week at a negro church near tbe little town of Collorine, which is In a remote section of Dallas oounty, some twenty miles  from Selma. The meeting was to closo last Sunday, and it was decided to give a grand dinner to all who attendod. Elaborate preparations were made, and there was plenty of food. One course of the dinner consisted of barbecued pork, a liberal supply of which was provided. There were not enough tables and dishes to feed the entire crowd at once, or the fatalities would have boen muoh greater. Soon after those who had eaten at the first table finished they complained of feeling siok, and in a few moments several of them were suffering severely. Tbey decided It was the pork that had made them siok, and no more pork was eaten. All the physicians in the neighborhood were summoned, and at once pronounced tbe sickness the result of poison. The barbecued pork waB examined, and the physicians found traces of arsenic in it. Everything possible was done by the pby-BicianB, but two children died in a short time. Next day six grown persons-four women and two men-died in great agony. No less than twenty others were in a critical condition and expected to die at.last accounts. Still others are considered entirely out of danger, and It was a narrow escape for all who partook of tbo poisoned meat. An investigation is being made by the coroner, but so far he has not learned who put the poison in the meat. Tbe negroes in the neighborhood are muoh alarmed, believing that there is an enemy in their midst who is determined to destroy tbem. The authorities will make every effort to discover the author of the attempt at snoh wholesale slaughter. BASK   BALL  RECORD. The Three Organizations and Their Standing to Date. national league. Cleveland-(First game) Cleveland 17. Pittsburg 4. (Seoond game) Cleveland G, Pittsburg 2. Chicago-Chicago G,Cincinnati G. Dark-nesB. l'LAYER'S LEAGUE. Chioago- (First . game) Chicago 11, Buffalo 4. (Seoond game) Chicago 3. Buffalo 1. Hbiladelphia-Boston 4, Philadelphia 3. Cleveland-Cleveland 6, Pittsburg 1. american association. Columbus-(First game) St. Louis G, Columbus 5. (Second game) Columbus G, St. Louis 1. Rochester-Rochester 10, Syraouge 8. Toledo-Louisville 13, Toledo 2. Standing of the Clubs. national league. "Won. Lost Chicago............73   ffl New York........57   el Cleveland........:�   82 Plttaourg.........HI 105 flayers' league. Won. Lost. Brooklyn. Boston.............74 Philadelphia..-! Cincinnati.......(19 60 Won. Lost. Thanksgiving Ball. The seoond annual ball of Bald Eagle Assembly, Knights of Labor, will be given in the Armory on Thanksgiving eve.  Fuller particulars will be given later. Mrs. B. Raff left thU morning for Erie where abe will visit with ber daughter Mrs. .Tacobson, Boston..............71   a   Chicago............CD 58 Brooklyn.........71   50   Pittsburg.........52 112 New York........63   60   Clevoland........47 XI Philadelphia...Ill   50   Buffalo.............32 60 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost, Won. Lost. Louisville........70   40 8t. Louis..........66   4S Rochester........59   50 Colambns.........83   49 Won. Lost, Toledo..............56    55 Athletic...........55   66 Syracuse..........44   64 Baltimore......-32   71 Harry Alvan Hall the Nominee. Kane, Sept. 17.-The oonferrees of tbe Thirty-eighth Senatorial district met here to-day, and on the 159th ballot, nominated Harry Alvan Hall, of St. MaryB,, for the State Senate. He is the brother of the late John G. Hall, a former Senator. To Nominate a State Ticket, Milesbuuu, Sopt. 17.-The Executive Committee of tho Union Labor party of Pennsylvania, T. P. Ryndor, chairman, will moot at the Girard House. Philadelphia, on Wednesday, Septembor 24, to place in tbo field a Slato ticket. A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. Ben Bntterworth Has Enough. Cincinnati, Sopt. 17.-BoDjamin But-terworth has declined a rcnominatiou for Congress. kThe Population of Connecticut. Washington, Sept. 17.-The population of Connecticut iB 745,801, an increase of 123,101. A Cooper WoiSrled Over His Wayward Pamily Seeks Relief. Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 17.-A terrible tragedy took place to-night. A mob of several hundred people surrounded the tenement house, No. 6 Middle street, where the bodies or three dead persons partly attest the extent of tbe crime. Fred H. J. Hein, aged 45, a cooper, had a family : of three daughters, the eldest Carrie aged fifteen years keeping bouse for him. Several months ago bis wife left him, and it is reported that she had been unfaithful to her marriage vows, and that the girl. Carrie, bad become wayward. Hein's troubles preyed upon bis mind until he resolved to end them, and not to only remove the partial cause of bis misfortune, but also.move from temptation the throe female members of bis household. Two of them and the murderer himself lie dead in his home, while at the Cottage Hospital, the third daughter lies dying with a bullet in her neok, and at his home on State street Charles W. Taylor, a well known hardware merchant whose name has been oonneoted with that of the Hein woman, lies under tbe hands of the surgeons with two bullets in his back. Before the discovery of Hein's dead body in a closet at bis house, the officers and oitizenB were scouring the city in searoh of him. Had he fallen into the hands of tho mob there is not the slightest doubt that he would have been lynched. Charles W. Taylor, aged 35, a stove dealer on Matket street, while entering his residence, corner of State and Union streets at 7:30 to-night, was rushed upon by the murderer, who fired two shots in rapid succession at Taylor, both of which took effect in the small of his back. Taylor is still alive but is very low. He stated that he does not know what prompted Hein'to shoot him. The doctors are una-ble to state whether he will recover or not. The World's Fair aad Health. From tbe Chicago Herald. It will interest Americans who intend ooming to the Columbian Exposition, and Europeans on pleasure bent, to know that Chicago ranks foremost among great oities in ber .health rate. The death rate in a tbonsand is 22.79; In Philadelphia, 20.82; Brooklyn, 23.70. In Chicago it is only 17.44. Further comparison would only show its advantage. In tbe city of Mexioo, for instance, the mortality is over 70 in a thousand. Sensational Btories are sent out from this city frequently about epidemics of diphtheria, fever and other maladies. Since the last visitation of oholera we have never had what could properly be oalled an epidemic The city, moreovor, is being rapidly bettered in all sanitary conditions. Tbe sewered area is constantly being widened. Water isnow copiously supplied throughout all bnt a small part, and speoial effoits will bo completed soon to give that part all that it can use and more. Tbe smoke nuisance is considerably abated. The streets and alleys are muoh oleaner than they were a few months ago. We have a fair Bite, also, and plans are under way for buildings. Now let envious cities take note of these thiugs, and cease their taunts upon Chicago. No other city in tbe country is able to present faats showing equality with it in the essentials of what constitutes a great and a healthful town. A Tonng Economist. A Ridge street lady was sweeping tbe other day and had oolleoted some dust in the dust-pan, when she wis aocosted by her four year-old boy, who has evidently been an attentive Sunday school scholar, with: "Wbydou'tyou give God that dust, mamma?" "What for?" asked the lady surprised at the question. "Why, to make more people with," suggested tbe young hopeful. The Lungest Word. A discussion has been going on in the columns of the New York Sun regarding the longest word in the English language. The five words below have been unearthed, and certainly takes the prize for length. The first one is found in the dictionaries, but the authority for tho use of the others is not given: 1. Disproportionabloneas. 2. Uonorificabilitudinity. 3. Discstablishmentarianism. 4. Unpropreantcpenultimatioability. 5. YclooipedestrainlstralnarianologiBt, A Popular Toufco. From the New Yark Sun. HosUss-"Dear me, tho conversation is flagging. What can we do to amuse our guests?" Host-"I don't know, unlcBs we leavo the drawing room a few minutes and give them a chance to talk about us." THE FIREMEN ABE COMING This Oity Selected as tlio Next Place of Meeting of the Firemen's Association. OHOSEN ON THE SEOOND BALLOT By a Majority of Thirteen-Lock Haven Has Extended � Cordial Invitation and Will 8m That the Boys That Rnn With the Machine are Well Kntertalnod Next September. The Slate Firemen's Association at Chester yesterday decided to hold the next annual meeting in this oity. Two ballots were taken before a deoision was reached. On tbe first ballot Towanda received 53 votes and Look Haven 45, while there were 41 scattering votes. On the second ballot there was a majority of 13 in favor of Look Haven. The date of the annual meeting is always the same, consequently next September this oity will be filled to overflowing with firemen. Lock Haven has extended a cordial invitation to the firemen, and there is no reason to doubt that tbe attendance next year will bo large. The delegates to the Chester Convention number 178, and 175 of them had presented their credentials yesterday and signed tbe register. They represent 105 fire companies in the State and these companies are located in 72 towns. Among the delegates and visiting firemen who attend these Conventions are many representative oitizens and business men and the conrtesies extended to them by the people of Look Haven next year will be of benefit to tbe oity in many ways. The delegates from Lock Haven and the members of the city fire department in general are to be congratulated on the success of their efforts to have this city named as the place of meeting in 1811. what THE CONVENTION DID YESTERDAY. MoBt of the time at yesterday's session was occupied in receiving the reports of committees and electing officers. The first business was the reading by Charles M. Clement, of Sunbury, of resolutions of respeot to the memory of the late Samuel H. Ettla, if Harrisburg, who was one of tbe originators of the association and ite corresponding secretary from its organization until hia death. An election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows: President, Alfred T. Black, City Treasurer of HarriB-burg; vice-presidents, W. C. Meyer, of Sharpsburg, G. W. Nalinger, of Philadelphia; M. E. Doyle, of Shenandoah; S. W. Clauss, of Lehigh ton; recording secretary, W. W. Wundoi, of Reading; corresponding secretary, George G. Jones, of Chester; treasurer, John Slingluff, of Norris-town. LOCK DAVES SELECTED. The most important question taken up by the Convention in the afternoon was the place of holding the next annual meeting. Reading, Hazleton, Warren, Lock Haven, Towanda and Lebanon were named and a ballot was proceeded with. Reading received 29 votes; Hazleton, 4; Warren, 8; Lock Haven, 45; Towanda, 58 and Lebanon, 7. As no place received a majority of the votes cast tbe convention adjourned until 7:30. When it reconvened at 7:45 o'clock Reading, Hazleton and Lebanon withdrew from the contest, and, on the seoond bal lot, Look Haven received 87 votes, Towanda, 74, and Warren 2. The President then deolared Lock Haven as the next meeting place on the third Tuesday in September, 1891. THE STANDING COJtMITTEEB. ' The.following standing committees wore appointed by President Black: Executive-John Knits, of Hazleton; T. W. Gurlong, of Emporium; T. W. Brooks, of Coatesville;W.H.Long,Hauover;Gilbert Greenberg, of Huntingdon; S. C.Scokel man, of Bethlehem, find J. A. Green, of Carlisle. Law-Charles M. Clement, of Sunbury; J. P. nalo Jenkins, of Norristown; L. M Hall, of Towanda; C. H. Reninger, of Alleritown, and Sheridan Gordon, of SmetLport. Transportation-A. L. Roichenbacb, of Allen town; Samuel M. Wagoner, of Me-chanicsburg, and II. A. Colt, of Sayre. Aftor arranging some minor details tbo convention adjourned sine die. Inspecting the Track. � Tbe annual inspection of the traoks of tbe Pennsylvania railrord began yesterday The officers of tbe company who make the inspection are General Manager Charles E. Pugh, Chief Engineer W. H. Brown, General Superintendent F. Wolcott Jackson, of the United railroads of New JerBey, and tbe division superintendents and engineers. PUNGENT POT POURRI. A Miscellaneous Mlxtore of Sense and Nonsense Scissored and Scribbled* Heboid! He leans over u bubbling boll, And stirs t.be cauldron in ceaseless toll, lie frowns nnu mutters and stirsin hnste, But it's only the "eovll" making paste. Bangs are fashionable again'. Tbe shooting season has opened. A miss is much better tbau a mile, because you can't bug a mile. Lacing has begun again. A new soap tints the lips. The nervous man can't hit the nail on tho head. Coffee boiled longer than a minute is coffee spoiled. Blue botany cloth is the name of a new Newmarket suit. Fall things in the windows. Naturalize belore October 4. Old stoves being bruBhed up. Watob for counterfeit $10 bills. New brass is brighter than gold, but it won't stand handling. Flowers will bloom on tbe grave of the sinner as well as on the grave of the Christian. Tbe deepest well furnishes the dearest waters. Tbe best way to settle the base ball war is to keep away from the game. There is one thing a woman can never do-she can't make a man tell ber where he has been. A delicaoy relished by many is the tomato omelet, which is made as follows: Peel two or three tomatoes, cut tbem into slioesand fry them in butter, adding a little salt and pepper; beat eggs enough for an pmlet; heat some butter in a frying pan, pnt in the eggs and after mixing in the tomatoes, cook as plain omlet. The woman whose heart doesn't thrill with anticipation, at tbe Fall bonnet openings, most be very old, or very ugly. Gold-kid shoes for evening wear is the latest London fad. It disfigures a $20 gold pieoo to purohase a pair. Some people may be born luoky, but the luoky ones are those who have an eye on tho main chance all the time. When Eve fell she did not disarrange a bustle. The milk of human kindness should never be watered. THE NEWS OF THE NATION When a fellow is drunk on grape shot. vino he's The Flood In Dents Ron. Tho damage by the flood in Dents Run, last Friday, is plaeed by tbe Driftwood Qazelte at from $12,000 to $20,000. Six miles of the lumber railroad was washed out and torn up. The stream rose rapidly, and was three feot higher than in June last year. Iu thirty minutes from tbe time thS run began to rise people were fleeing from their homes to tbe highlands. At a camp several miles up the run the men sat down to a late supper and when supper was over the water was two feet high around the entire- building. At this point it raised six and one-half feet in twenty-five minutes. The Langston-Yenable Contested Election Case Discussed By the House But Not Voted On-Representative Choadle Wants tho Republicans to Stand By the Siting Member. Washington, Sept. 17.-The House to-day considered the Virginia contested eleotion case of Langston vs. Venable. Cheadle, Republican, of Indiana, made a strong speech in favor of Yenablo, saying that though the district was Republican Langston had bolted tbe regular Republican ticket and had been fairly defeated. He hoped enough Ropublioaus would vote with tbe Democrats to keep Venable iu the House, where he belonged. The question will be voted on to-morrow. Owing to tho consideration of the Langston vs. Venable contested election case by the House this afternoon it was impossible to present tbo report of the Judiciary Committee on the Kennedy vs. Quay speech. The members of the committee are pledged to secrecy as to their action, but it is understood tbe resolution to expunge the speech from the record is accompanied by a resolution expressing tbe regret of the House at its delivery. The terms of reprobation continued in Representative Eu-loe's resolution are omitted. In tbe Senate the bill creating a United States Land Conrt to decide qnestiohs arising out of tbe land disputes in the West, was considered. The private pension bills on the calendar were taken up and eight of them passed in thirty minutes. The Senate to-day passed tbe bill to indemnify tbe State of Pennsylvania for money expended in 1864 for tbe militia called into military service; also the Senate bill appropriating $125,000 for a publio building at Wilkes-Barre. A Toung Han of Ability. Tho Michigan City Indiana Dispatch SBys J. B. Collins, Esq., recently conducted case in tho oourts of that place in wbioh he defended a man who was charged with selling lottery tickets. The prisoner was discharged and the Dispatch says that tbe manner in which Mr. Collins managed his ease showed conclusively that ho is a young lawyer of ability. Mr. Collins has many friends in Look Haven who will be pleased to hear of bis suocess. Wounded in Pan. Joseph Beschler and Pat McNerney, are two young men employed at tbe Look Haven furnituro factory, yesterday after noon they were engaged in a friendly scuflle, and McNerney had his pocket knifo in bis hand at the time. In some way Besobler received a cut in tbo arm from which tho blood flowed freely. Dr. Shoemaker dressed the wound. Telegraphic Tickings From the Tonr Quarters of tbo Globe. DOINGS OF THE DAT IN 00NGEESS Jersey Shore Jottings. From the Herald. The large steam flouring mill of Hon. Frank Porter, in Clinton township, was totally destroyed by fire on Friday morning last. Loss, $12,000. Insurance, $3,000. The mill will be rebuilt at once. Grandmother Buok, who resides with Mr. Joseph Showers at Antes Fort, is in the 92d year of herage. She is now visiting at Look Haven, and is an aunt of Mrs. William F. Harlan, of this place. Farmers say that the coming winter will be a mild one, and their reason for the prediction is this: The hornets are building small nests and high up on the trees, higher even than they did last year. This the farmers say is an unfailing sign of a mild winter. Now let us see what the hornets know about the weather. Jersey Shore Division, No. 424, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, was the recipient, at the hands of Mrs. Anna and Miss Gertrude Eeenan, of Sunbury, wife and daughter of their big hearted Brother, James C. Keenan, of a beautiful silk plush altar soar', two by six feet, hand painted in floral designs, together with tbe name and number of tho Division. The boys are proud and with cause, they all dcolaro it to be the handsomest altar decoration they have ever seen. The work is undoubtedly fine. The Division tendered to the fair donors a vote of thanks. AN EIDER DOWN FARM. The Suspension Bridge. Within tbe next two weeks the Glen Union Lumber Company will begin work on the snspension bridge at that place. Tho Renovo News says the bridge will have a oable hoist of two steel wire oables two and a half inches in diameter. The span from north to south piers will be 733 feet. Tbe towers will be 61 and 65 feet high. The cables will carry a suspended platform thirty feet long on whioh will run tho. tailor trucks without breaking bulk. The bridge will sustain a maximum load of fourteen tons. Troops Guarding a Railway. Beume, Sept. 17.-Italy has sent troops to the frontier to protect the St. Gothard Railway. A Seoond Federal Commissioner has been sent to Ticlno to assist Col. Kuenzle. The Condition of the River. Tbo Hood in the river continues to subside, and this morning tho water stood at the two-and-a-half footmark on tho bridge pier. A large timber raft was started yesterday for tbe lower markets. Compliments, like cards, aro easily exchanged.' Photographing the Island Bridges. Photographer Floyd took several excellent views of tho iron bridges that span tbe river at tbo Island this morning. He was accompanied by tho County Commissioners and the principal parties who ooc Btructed tbe bridges. The Good Samaritan. Ex-Water Superintendent MoGill, while on his way to Castaooa, from this oity yesterday, was suddenly takon ill with a spell similar to others whioh he has had heretofore. ' He lay in an unconsolous oonditiou by tbo" roadside, when Dr. Burnley, who was passing that way, discovered him. The doctor administered the proper remedies at once and Mr. Mo-Gill speedily recovered. He was then taken into the physician's buggy and convoyed  to his homo in Castanoa. Hon- tbe Dot-k* Quack and Thrive ou iSor-ireglaolauind.    , . The colonies of breeding eiders, a writer iu (.'ornUill Magazine says, often consists of :lu immense nutnbor of birds, and the nests lie so thickly together that it Is often difficult to avoid stopping into thorn. Tbey are usually placed at some slight elevation; and here in any faint depression the duck colleots a small quantity of seaweed and drilt stuff, whioh she forms into a felty mass with ber breast. Upon this four or five eggs are laid in the course of a week, these being of a pale green color, and rather resembling those of the - boron. Even before the last egg Is laid it is seen that a few foatbera are scattered about tho nest, and as Incubation proceeds these increaso in quantity. Tho bird oovors tho eggs with: down plucked from her breaBt, and this sho docs day by day until a very considerable quau-tity buries the eggs. It is this down which has become suoh an important arti-ticle of commerce. If tho eiders are batching, under ordinary conditions, the young appear in about twenty-six days, and almostimm'odiately betake themselves to the water. It is here that they sun themselves, feed and sleep. On a rock-bound bit of a coast it is interesting to watch the duoklings pa'ddlo among the stones and feeding upon the tiny, bivalves that are common among the bays and inlets. Those remarks refer to tho breeding of wild eiders; but unfortunately colonies of birds under natural conditions aro bo-coming more and more rare every year. The commercial colleotor has everywhere stepped in, and is putting a terrible drain upon the series. In Norway this bird is protected by law, though only to be persecuted the more persistently by private individuate.  On. one Island, that of Isafjardarjup, eider ducks are said' to nest in thousands. Speaking of the breeding sights by the shore, Mr.' Shepherd, who visited tbe colony, tells us that the brown ducks sat upon-their nests in masses, and at every step started from beneath his foot. On this island, of three quartersof a mile in length _ it' was difficult to walk without, stopping., into the nests.' A thiok stone breakwater � ran along its coasts just above high-water mark. At the bottom and sides of the. wall alternate stones have been left out, so as to form a series of compartments for the ducks to nest in. Every conpartment was. tenanted, and as tbe visitors walked along the - ducks flew out all aiocg the line.  These were , welcomed by tbe white drakes, whioh � were tossing on tbe water "with loud and olamorouB cooing." A farmhouse on the island was tenanted in like manner. The house itself was "a great marvel." Daoks were batching on tbe turf walls whioh . were surrounding it, in the window embrasures, on the ground and on the roof. The house was fringed with ducks, and a duck sat in the soraper.  Then a grassy bank close by was out into squares, every one of which was occupied. A windmill was paoked, as was every available object. on tho island-mounds, rooks, orovices. This was an eider down farm.  So tame were the ducks as to allow tho farmer's wife to stroke them as tbey set on their -nests. Of course there is another side to this . pleasant picture, as we see when we learn. how the "good lady" of tbe island repays the confidence of the birds.  And here it is by another observer:  "The eider down is oasily collected, as the birds are quite tame.  The female having laid five or six pale, greenish-olive eggs, in a nest thickly lined with her beautiful down, the col- . lectors, after carefully removing the bird, rob the nest of its contents, after whioh . they replace ber. She then begins to lay afresh-though this time only three or four eggs-and again has reoourse to the -down on her body.  But her greedy persecutors ouoe more rifie her nost, and oblige her to lino it for the third time.  Now, however, ber own stock of down is ex- . hauBted, and with a plaintive voice she calls her mate to her assistance, who will- � ingly plucks the soft feathers from his breast to supply the deficiency.  If the . cruel robbery be again repeated, which in former times was more frequently the case,':". the poor eider duck abandons tbe spot never to return, and seeks for a new borne where she may indulgo her maternal internal instinot undisturbed by tbe avarjoe of man." The riineharts went to l'hillpsburg this morning over the Beech Creek railroad. Death of Blii.)or Hepburn Mctlure. Major Hepburn McClaro died at his homo iu Wiliiamsport,ye6terdayafternoon, aftor a protracted illness from worn out system, aged 32 years. Tho deceased was a brother of tbo late E. C. McCluro of this oity.__ It's as hard for the bald beaded man to follow the gyrations of a quartet of skiit dancers as it is for tbe small boy to take in all the amusement offered in a three-ringed circus. "Little Nnggett" Next. 'Little Nuggctt," the favorite musical comedy, will appear at the Opora House next Tuesday evening, Sept. 2!J.   All the readers of tho Express will no doubt re-momber this successful comedy, and spaoe will not permit going into detiils.althouglt' it Bhould bo said that since last soen hero'-tho comedy has been rewritten.  New.. songs, danocs, specialities, music, new: characters,   two � charming    soubrettes, and the great lady quartette, have beea added.  With tbe able support of the comedians, Herbert and Joe Cawthoro, "Little Nugget" will no doubt do the usual land offioe business in tins city, >   

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