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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - September 22, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEA11-NO. 174. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 22. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS OVER THE BEECH CREEK ROAD From WiUiamsport to Clearfield Over Most Picturesque Eoute. VAKTETV OF SOEHERY BY THE WAY The Distance and the Tortuous Bout*-A Ton that iAoka Like a Map-The Home or wniiain Wallace-Some of Clearfield's Pine RenMencM-A Veteran Editor. A Rising Tonne Lawyer. [Correspondence Williamsport Republican.] Clearfield, Sept, 17.-The rido to thin plaoe over the Beech Creek railroad is a oharming one at this season of th< year, when the foliage is just beginning to show the early tinge of Autumn. The mountain scene is ragged and wild in many places, and the tortuouB ronte of the railroad renders the journey one of interest from the start.on accountof the manysud. den ohanges which present {themselves to ihejeye. It is 104 miles from Williamsport to Clearfield by thiB route, or eighty-three to Munson's, where the branch (Beven miles) leading into Philipsbarg Is struck. At this point passengers for the latter place ohango cars and take another train, which oarries them into Philipsbarg. At Jersey Shore junction, seventeen miles, west of Williamsport, the shops of the railroad are found, and a thrifty village has grown up since the opening' of the road, whioh already contains about eighty houses and 188 voters. Recently the "Juction," as it is 'called, has been annexed to the borough of Jersey Shore, and it will greatly inoreaSe the population. As the shops as well as the general offices of the company are located here, it is made the central point of business, and as the amount of money paid out monthly is no small sum, it adds largely to the current of business in Jersey Shore. On leaving the track! of the Fall Brook system at the Junction, Pine Creek is orossed on a splendid iron bridge 384 feet long, which at the highest point is ninety-three feet above the water. A few miles west the river is also crossed on an iron bridge which is regarded as an, architectural beauty. The road skirts along the northern side of Bald Eagle mountain, from which a fins view of the river and the rich valley is afforded. Castaneais the station for Lock Haven. And as it is two or more miles from the centre of the city, the time may not be distant when a branch road may be built, which will greatly facilitate passenger traffic and business with the city. Just why the road came to be located so far from Lock Haven is a puzzle to many people, but the freaks of engineers are sometimes peculiar and past finding out. After dashing past the ancient borough of Mill Hall, famed for the fine axes manufactured there, and ascending the valley, Beech Creek is crossed and the cosy little town of the same name is reached. Here we bid adieu to civilization, as it were, and enter a wild mountain region, famed for its rugged hills now entirely denuded of timber, in which conglomerate rocks are Been in abundance cropping out to the right and the left. A luxuriant growth of ferns cover the hillsides and add a oharm of life to the solitude. The road follows the waters of Beech Creek, and winds around the bills as the ascent of the mountain is made. One or two small tunnels are encountered, one of which pieroes the faroouB "Hog Bank." A party is now building a rail .road about eight miles in length up Eddy Liok Run, for the purpose of getting out prop timber, to be used in the anthracite ooal mines. Patther Run, a name suggestive of foreBt dingers, is passed and the engine seoms to labor harder as the ascent is made. Many thrilling stories are related by old hunters about the encounters they have bad in these defiles, long before the iron horse oame, with the fierce cat of the mountains. At Snowshoe the groat lumber mill of Hopkins & Woymoutb, with acreB of board piles surrounding it, looms up and inspires the passengers with the belief that they have again entered a land of civilization. The quaint littlefown of Snow Shoe, long noted as a delightful Summer resoit, is * mile or two from the station, and the appearance of a "bus" assures the passengers that tbey are out of the wilderness. Hopkins & Weymouth carry on an extensive business at this point. Tbeir mill is furnished with a baud saw and a gang, and 70,000 feet of lumber is turned out daily. Their stook is carried to tho mill on a railroad about four miles in length, of standard gauge, ana equipped with an engine and cars. The mill gives employment to a large number of men and infuses now life and energy into the hnrdy mountaineers of this region. A few miles westward a long lino of coke ovens, belonging to the Lehigh Valley Railroad company, are noticed, but as their fires have long since gone out, they are rapidly falling into .decay. Still farther on the coke works oif the Clearfield Coal com- pany loom up, and as their fires arc burning brightly, a more cheerful aspect is presented. Skirting along a hillside, and looking across a deep canon, the new town of Poale Is described. It is a coal town, and as it is spread on tho declivity of the mountain, it has a close resemblance to a huge map which has just been unrolled. It is named after the geniel ex-Senator Peale, of Lock Haven, who was one of the pioneers in opening up ooal mines in this section, and in having the Beech Creek railroad located and constructed. The town grows slowly, the butwealth whioh lies concealed in the hills around it will ulti-mately make it populous and thifty. Near the station the road crosses the Moshan-non, an iron viaduct 107 feet above tho water. At this point the hills are bold and wild, and the scenery is strikingly piotur esquo and attractive. After leaving Hanson's, and until Moorisdale and Wallaceton are reached, there is little to attract attention. Morrisdale is a mining town, and Wallaceton, named after Clearfield's distinguished politician and worthyoltlzen, is noted for its extensive fire briok manufac tory. It is a valuable industry and gives employment to a large number of men, and has aided materially in developing the resources of a country hitherto cold and inhospitable. The Tyrone branch of the Pennsylvania railroad, another great factor in opening up the mines of Clearfield, passcB through Philipsbnrg, Morrisdale, Wallaceton, Clearfield, and ends at Cnr-wensville, six miles beyond. In winding around the hills the Beech Creek railroads now becomes so tortuous that it is almost impossible for a stranger to retain the points of the compass. When one supposes he iB looking west it is sure to be east, and the sooth will persist in getting in the north, in spite of all the vigilanoe he may exercise. Clearfield creek is ascended for a short distance, when it is orossed in a splendid viadnot on a half circle, and then descended. "The crossing of that stream on account of the approaches," remarked ex-Senator Peale, who was on the train, "presented one of the most difficult problems the engineers had to contend with In the construction of the road. After the Chief Engineer had made his calculation he was not entirely satisfied with the accuraoy of his work, and he asked me if I knew one to whom it could be submitted for verification. I sent it to the Professor of Mathematics in Lehigh University, and after a careful study of the problem be reported to mo that it was one of the most difficult he had ever encountered, bnt the engineer had solved it oorreotly." In crossing tho stream the road describes one-half of a circle, and* as the weight of the train is thrown on one rail, the reader can readily see the nioe question that was involved to maintain strength and equilibrium. Engineers always seek to avoid a structure of this kind, but in this oase it was unavoidable, hence the fine figuring that was re-quired to insuro Btrength and safety. Clearfield is a pretty borough of a little over 2,200 inhabitant^ built on a level plateau and surrounded by hills which are quite abrupt on the eat ten side. The river, which runs by the town, is crossed by a substantial bridge. Away back in the days of Indian occupancy a village called CJUnck-e-cla motuetie stood on the ground now occupied by the passenger station of the Beech Creek railroad. It is claimed by some, however, that it was looated on the plateau, on the other side of the river, nearly opposite the mouth of Clearfield Creek, bnt the weight oi testimony favors the former place. The great Indian path leading west crossed at the village, and was traveled by the Moravians in their western journeys. The fact that oleared patches of ground were found here gave rise to the name "Clearfield," on the part of the early white explorers, which is now borno by the county and town. Among the aborigines it was a favorite stopping place when on their expeditions over the mountains to attack the settlors in the valleys below. The French, too, often came here from Franklin and Fort Du-qucsno, and it iB believed that a large force wsb concentrated here in 1756 when a desoont on Fort Augusta wsb contemplated. Clearfield contains many handsome private residences,and the publio buildings are much better than one would expect to find in a town of this size. Tbe home of William A. Wallace, oo the principal street, a few doors below tbo court house, is largo and substantial, but there is uoth-iog about it of a gorgeous or attractive cbaraoter, or anything to indicate that it is the residence of one of Pennsylvania's distinguished citi/.cus. In a word, it is us plain as tbo great man who oecupies it. Mr. Wallace is now in Europe, whither bo repaired soon after the ungratoful treatment he received at the bands of the Democracy at tbe Scranton convention in July last, and bis friends inform me when he was in Berlin. Possibly be may return before the election, bat is doubtful if he will do anything to help along the campaign of Farmer Pattison, the president of a rich banking institution in Philadelphia! One of the neatest private residences in the town is that of T. H. Murray, Esq., a prominent member of the bar and a popular platform orator. There are many others that gives evidenoe of oomfort, and sol-idty on the part of their owners. One feature of the town is the abundance of luxurient maple trees whioh line the sidewalks in all directions, and in warm weather tbey cast a refreshing shade whioh is welcomed by all. The plain, but comfortable mansion, where Governor Bigler lived and died, is tbe first building below the court house. It is still ocoupied by his widow, a venerable lady now in her seventy-fifth year. I called upon her and was warmly and cordially received..; She is quite active for one of her yean and always-makes it pleasant for visitors. In the coarse of a long and interesting conversation, she informed me that she was a native of the county and had lived almost her entire life in the town of Clearfield. Her nam* was Jane Reed, and her father was one of the early settlers. William Bigler, who oame to Cleaffleld in 1833 and started a weekly paper oalled the Democrat, married her in 1830. Mr. Bigler who started life as a printer, having learned his trade with his brother John in Bellefonte, attained distiotion and eminence as a politician and statesman. He was sent to the State Senate at 1842 and re-elected in 1844. In 1831 he was chosen Governor of Pennsylvania after an active and exciting campaign. And it may be mentioned as a singular political coincidence that his brother John was elected Governor of California the same month and year. In 1854 he ran the second time, bat was defeated by the Know Nothing oraze which swept over the State that year. Mrs. Bigler is a fine conversationalist, and loves to talk of early days and the stirring times in which she bore a part* On calling her attention to the time when she lived-in Harrisburg, she quiokly replied: "Yes, when we first went there to live, there was not. a house west of the Capital!" Now it is built up far beyond that point. Speaking of the prosperity of Williamsport she reminded me that Clearfield contributed its' full share in lumber and ooal in building it up. She also loves to lalk of what she witnessed in Washington, and the many distinguished men and women she met daring her residence there. The times were indeed stormy when she left there, as the great civil war was on the eve of breaking out. After hia defeat Mr. Bigler was chosen president of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad Company, then struggling to build a road over the mountains, whioh is now regarded as one of the most important iron thoroughfares in the State. Governor Bigler remained with the company but one year, when he was chosen a United States Senator, and served until 1SG1, when he retired from public life. As a Senator he took a leading part in that body, and was tbe able defender of President Buchanan's administration. Governor Bigler died August 9th, 1880, aged sixty-six years, seven months and eight days. A plain granite monument, over twenty feet in height, indicates his place of burial in the beautiful cemetery overlooking the town. The inscription on one of tbe polished panels only gives his name and age, as follows: WILLIAM . BIGLER. Born January 1st. ISM, Died AUGUST 9th, 1880. There is nothing to tell the passer-by that beneath the well kept sward repose tho remains of one who was once Governor of the great State of Pennsylvania, and afterwards was one of her representatives for six yearB in the United States Senate. Nothing could be plainer or more unostentatious, or more in keeping with tbe character of tbo man who rests from the labors of a busy life in this seoluded and beautiful Rpot. One of tbe old time editors of Clearfield is George Breon Goodlander, publisher of the Weekly Republican. Tbe name of the paper does not indicate its polities. It is severely Democratip, and although its sturdy editor is a warm friend and admirer of Mr. Wallace, it floats the name of Farmer Pattison at its mast head. For thirty years Mr. Goodlander has labored in tbe editorial business in Clearfield, and when he sees a Republican head (figuratively speaking) rise above tbe political surfaoe ho hits it a whack with his little pen. But bo is a good fellow and a veteran. Mr. Uootllanderis a nativo of Lyoomlng oounty having been born near Elimsport, White Deer valley, April 27, 1827. His father, Henry Goodlander, was born in what is now West Miltou, March 7th, 1805, and his mother, Mary Breon, was born at New Berlin, March 5, 1809. The former is deceased, but the latter, now in her eighty-second year, still living. Our editorial Further Details of the Terrible Calamity on Friday Sight friend Is the oldest of thirteen children, j "11117 WBFP1T fill TUP Di'sTiTUf His parents oame to Clearfield county and | liLEl niUwjl Ufl lllJj luALlillli settled near Luthersburg, Brady township in 1837. When a small boy ho visited tho office of tbe old Qazette, in Williamsport, and while there he became impressed with the idea of beooming a printer, which never left him. In 1861 he was elected treasurer of Clearfield oounty and served two years. He has always taken an active part in polities, has served as oounty chairman, and labored faithfully and ably to uphold the principles he espoused in early life. His newspaper plant is a valuable one, and his paper has a large circulation among the rock-ribbed Democracy ofClearfiebL : J.F. Bnyder, Eeq^a rising young member of the bar, displays a wonderful taste for the acquisition of literary antiques, and in his collection ma&be found many carious, rare and valuable books and papers. He has devoted muoh time to edaoational matters, has -delivered many able and interesting addresses before county institutes, and when the history of his county was he lag prepared a few years ago he contributed � ohapter on education in Clearfield, whioh Is as valuable as it is interesting. In the practice of law he is associated with Hon. John H. Orvis, of Bellefonte, who maintains a branch office in Clearfield, and as the junior member be gives promise of as brilliant a oareer as hia senior. The Beach Creek railroad has done mnch towards developing the ooal resources of Clearfield, as It sffordsa quick and easy outlet to Williamsport The road has done a large and profitable business from the day it was opentd, and it is steadily growing. It is ably oondaoted by Superintendent Palmer, who has shown great aptitude in in its management. Hr. F. E. Herriman, general freight and passenger agent, is untiring in his efforts to promote the interests of his oompauy, and it is gratifying to him to note the rapidly increasing prosperity of the road: from year to year. The Teachers' Contest. The handsome and comfortable chair offered by Sloan to the most popular gentleman teaoher in Clinten oounty, was won by Professor John P. Anthony, Prinolpal of the First ward grammar school. The question as to who was tbe most popular of tbe gentleman teachers was decided by ballot, and 38,135 votes were polled. The contest closed at 8 o'clock Saturday evening and the counting of the ballots, commenced a few minuteB later. Tbe count was made by James A. Wensel, I. A. Harvey, of the Democrat, Frank Einsloe, of tbe Express, and Harry DeGabrielle. The second prize, won by Mr. Isaac Bamberger, prinolpal of the Second ward schools, was a plusb seated rocking ohair. The following are the names of teachers who were contesting for the prizes, and the number of ballots: J. P. Anthony.....................15803 Isaac Rnmberger................... 8186 William A. Snyder................. 7662 J. M. Furey........................ 4019 W. J. Weaver...................... 2110 C. B. Kelley....................... 168 "W. R. Berry....................... 95 Tally Armstrong................... 50 C. 8. Whitman........;........... 34 C.H. Gardinier.................... 3 W. Frank Smith................... 2 Col. Rob't MoGhee................. 2 Chas. Graoteer.................... 1 Total........................... 38135 the POPULAR TEACHERS Prof. Anthony, who received Bach a large number of all the votes oast, commenced teaching at Green Burr in Sugar Valley. For twenty consecutive years he has wielded the birob, and several years taught summer schools. Previous to entering upon tbe work of teaching, he studied theology at the Central College, New Berlin. For the last ten years he has been principal of the First ward Grammar sohool, and it is safe to say that it did not require a ballot to decide the question of his popularity as a teacher. His name has been mentioned favorably in connection with the County Superintendenoy, a prize for which ho is likely to strive at some future time. Mr. Anthony expressed his gratification at reoeiving the prize, and feels very grateful to his friends for tbeir efforts in his behalf. Professor Isaac Rumberger who won the second prize commenced his career as a teaoher in 1875. His first term was taught in Green township. Ho Is now teaching his Becoud term as principal of the Second ward graramor bouooI In this oity. Both Professor Anthony and Professor Rumberger received their education in the public schools and both are 8Ucoes.tful teachers. THE LIST OF DEAD HOW NUMBERS 22 Hoard or Trade. A speoial meeting of the Lock Haven Board of Trade will be held on Tuesday, the 23d day of Sept., at 7:30 o'olook p. m., for the t'ansaction of important business, and all members are requested to be present, By order of the President. W. Kistleb. Several of tbe Injured Will Probably Die- Tile Ooroner Empanels a Jnrj and Will loveftlfate the Cause- An Allegation of Orew CanlMsneM on the Part or tbe Crews of the Ftelaht TnUol. Reading, Sept. 21.-The list of dead from Friday night's horror jnoludes twenty-two names. There are seven men lying in the Reading hospital whose injuries are considered very serious, bat the doctors express the belief that they will all poll through. Tbe other people who sustained more or less injuries in the smash-up have been removed to their home. The wreck has proven one of the most disastrous that has occurred on that road in many years, and is remarkable for the faot that the number of people killed outright largely exceeds tbe number of victims seriously injured. Tbe last body recovered Saturday aftetooon was.that of Engineer White, of the Williamsport express, who bad been buried under his en-gino in the bottom of the' Schuylkill. He was crushed into a shapeless mass, his right arm having been torn from its socket and the trunk was cat in two, bat, worse than all else, the head had been torn from the body. It is feared that it cannot be found, as the river has been running strong all day, and it may have floated away beyond all obances of recovery. White leaves six motherless ohildren. .......NAJIES-OF-TBX DEAD. - The following is a complete list of the names and addresses of the dead and injured : George R. Kaeobe.-, General Solicitor of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad; drowned. John H. Osborne, No. 1291 Park avenue. John Shadle, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad engineer, Mo. 2283 Vine street, John White, ansinaar nf tho paooonff train, Pottsvtlle. James M. Templin, fireman of the passenger train, Pottsville. Harry J. Loughan, conductor of the passenger train, Pottsville. A. A. Greenwalt, mail agent on tbe passenger train, Pottsville. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Fox, Mr. Fox was a member of the firm of Hirshle & Fox, clothiers, Pottsville. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Fredericks, Pottsville. Mr. Fredericks was a prominent builder of Pottsville. Mr. and Mrs. Fox and Mr. and Mrs. Fredericks were returning home from a visit to the Berks oounty fair at Reading. Harry Jaooby, Pottstown, master mason Philadelphia and Reading railroad. James Beoker, ex-bnrgress, Mahanoy City. Solomon Hoover, tinsmith, Pottsville, Frank Hoffman, Mahony City. Michael Somen, Mahonoy City. George Lambert, Tamaqna. N. C. Vanderalioe, Pbamixville, John L. Miller, Cressons. William D. Shomo, real estate operator, Reading. David Augstadt, barber, Mahonoy City Joseph Bausman, or- Parker, of Mahonoy City, not yet identified. Of the above Messrs. Becker, Hoffman and Somen were returning to their homes from tbe recent Firemen's Convention ait Cheater, having served as delegates ic that body. heckle88nbbs charged. It has been olaimed by tbe Reading offloial that the wreck was the result of an accidedt that oonld not have bean guarded against However, it is believed that if Coroner Hoffman, who begins his in. quest on Monday, will probe it thor-ougbly it will be shown that tbe catastrophe was tbo rosult of recklessness or arimnal carelessness of some one having charge of one of the other of the two ooal trains. To make this point clear brief roferenoe may be made to tbo oanse. Tbe accident oooured in the middle of a big bend in tbe road on tbe west bank of tbe Sohuylkill a quarter of a mile north of tbe station at Sboemakersville. ' It is an ugly plaoe at best, and engineers cannot see tbe track ahead any considerable distance because tbeir range of vision is shut off by a hill fifty feet high, around whioh the roads sweep. Two ooal trains, each numbering about U0 loaded oars, were moviug down the south bound tinok. B. Geary was the engineer of the first, and James Vaile of the second. They were thirteen minutes apart at Perry, just 1.3 miles north of the scene of tbo crash, yet this differance was mude up in that shoit distance, either through the first train lagging behind, or the second running ahead of its time. Whilo going around the boud Engineer Geary's train broke in the middle by the giving way of a coupling. Tbe rear brakeman ran behind to flag the second ooal train, but it was on top of the loos. cars before Euginoer Vaile oonld do anything to stop his swiftly moving train. The inevitable result was a rear-end collision, which resulted in throwiug two- of the loose ooal cars over the north bound track. over tiie embankment. Just at this moment oame the Williamsport express, flying around the curve at tbe rate of fifty miles an hour. Its passengers thought naught of the danger ahead of them, but Engineer White saw the two wrecked can lying ahead and be quiokly applied his air brakes. It was then too late, for no human hand oonld have prevented the crash. The engine left the traok, whioh is next to the river, ran fifty feet over the ties and plunged headlong down the steep embankment into the Sehnylkill. The engine turned over on its side, while the headlight was thrown into the stream a distance of one hundred feet. Tbe tender fetched np against tbe engine, while the mail and baggage oars shot over both, landing ten yards away in the water. The mail ear fell on its side, while the baggage ear turned completely upside down. The smoker and the first parlor ear arose in the air and fell against each other as they rolled down the river bank. Both cars were reduced to kindling wood in the twinkling of an eye. A day coaoh fell over the top of tbe debris and added its weight to the many tons that were crushing out tbe lives of the unfortunate passengers who were pinned nnder the oar truoks and heavy timbers. The Williamsport parlor car and a day ooaoh remained on the track. The shrieks of the wounded and the moans of the dying were terrible In the extreme. It only took the fraction of a minute to accomplish this. Many of the survivors were so dreadfully frightened that when .they extricated themselves from the debris they ran away down the track, but some were subsequently induced to return and lend* helping hand in the work of rescue. a car crushed to atoms. An idea of the rapidity of the demolition of the express train can be gleaned from tbe experience of Robert Cotton, tbe eon. duator of the first parlor ear., He said he was walViasT down thn aiiln - of tbe ear at the time.and had reached the middle of the oar, when the collision oeonrred. He said be was thrown off his feet by the jar, and remembered tbe tracks bounding over the ties. The next moment he found himself submerged in the water, and instinotlvely started to swim.' He found himself free and qnickly gained tbe shore.As it afterwards appeared the parlor esr, whioh was known as tbe Elwyn, was smashed into a hundred thousand pieces, and Col-ton was bodily thrown into the river by the force of the shock. There were seven other people in this car, all of whom perished. These were General Solicitor Keareher, Mr. and Mrs. Fox, Mr. and Mn. Fredericks, Conductor Loughan and Mrs. Osborne. Their bodies were not recovered until six o'clock the next morning. Mr Keareher when found, was lying in three feet of water, imprisoned under a mass of wreckage. He had a small cut over and one below ' the right eye. The doctors said that he and all the other oc oupants of the parlor oar bad been drowned, with the exception of Conductor Loughan, whose neok had been broken by a car wheel being thrown upon him. Mr Kaeroher's body was sent to Pottsville. an engineer's fast run. Engineer Geary made one of tbe swiftest runs of his life immediatedly after the aooident. Quickly grasping the situation he saw that men and wreaking tools were needed without deny. Detaching his engine from bis ooal train he palled the throttle oat to the last notch and started down the track for Lees port, six miles away. As the engine went bounding down the road, people thought it had gotten away from tbe engineer's control. Within a mile of Leesport Geary began blowing his whistle and continued to do so until he reaohed the station. It had the effeot of bringing a force of forty' men around.jn an inoreditably short space of time. When tbey learned of the disaster, shovels, crowbars, pick-axes - and ropes were brought and thrown on the tender, while the voluntaer resouen climbed all over the locomotive and were quiokly transported to the soene. Here tbey worked like beavers until relieved in a few hours by the company's own wrecking oiew. Mail Agent Greenwalt was recovered with considerable difficulty. The wreckers worked all night trying to get the mail oar turned over, as it Is thought tbe body would bo under it. But the body was not there. At ten o'clock Saturday they got a glimpse of the body beneath tbe truok of the baggage-oar iu three feet of water. When taken out the unfortunate man was found with his bands raised half ways towards his head as if trying to protect himself from an unexpected blow. He leaves a wife aod four ohildren Greenwalt had been in the railway mail service for eight or nine years. Friday waa his day off, bnt he ran the trip to Philadelphia to accommodate a.brother deceased was a great favorite with tbe other employes of the service and was a member of tbe Railway Mall Service M. B. Association, which will pay the. widow J2.000. . ^ * _V Coroner Hoffman has summoned the following jury: W. J. Mervine, J. J. Seidel, A. F. Seidel, Adam Stout and David Becker, all of Shoemakeravilhv end Dr. R. B. Sohultze, of Reading. Tbey will begin the inquest Monday. F. M. Kenhner, aged about 43 years, who said be lives at Sboemakersville,' was arrested at, the scene of the wreok for picking up a cuff button belonging to one of the victims and placing it in his pocket. He was bold in tl.OOO ball by Alderman' Kramer, of Reading. SUNDAY AT THE SCENE. The persons injured in the wreck, who were transferred to the Reading Hospital, are being taken to their homes as rapidly as their oonditlon will permit, and this evening there are only six remaining iu tbe institution. The scene of the wreck was visited today by thousands of curiosity seekois. The damage to the traoke has all boon repaired and trains are running as usual. Those whose onrioaity prompted them to visit the spot, to-day were rewarded by seeing the engine removed: from its resting place in the river to a point near tho bank, while the debris of tbe broken can, which had been dragged out of the water, was still lying along the bank. To-morrow the ooroner will begin hia inquest.: It is not probable that tbey will elioit anything new as to how the accident happened beyond what has already been published. The disaster is regarded here as having been purely accidental. Eleventh Annual Convention. Tbis evening at 7 o'clock tho eleventh annual convention of the Woman's.Home. Imd Foreign Missionary Society, of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Central Pennsylvania, will convene in the. St. John's English Lutheran Church, this oity. The following is tbe program of exercises:.'. -,. -i, -v- . Meeting of Executive Committe and re-": ception of delegates at 7 o'olook. � '' " ; OPENING SESSION-7:80 -. . Antii.m ni��i�.' IIj uiu; 9eripMtttfTUJB<f^~*~ ing. Prayer. Greeting-Miss Cora Holahan, Rev. S. J. Taylor, Look Haven. Response-Mn. 8. A. Fair, Salons) Pa. Addresses-Anna S. Kugler, M. D., Guntur, India. Rev. George Scholl, D. D., Secretary Board of Foreign Missions, Baltimore, Md. ......... Collection, Doxology, Benediction. TUESDAY, 9 A. 91. Devotional Exercises-Miss Mary E. Olewine, Bellefonte. ; Reading the minutes-Report o{ officers -Election of officers. . " itir -5� * Working for Chilst-Miss Emm'^Bstlf?^ ges, Salona, Pa. - ' �'.�#'- 1 "Watchman, what of the Digbt2'!-MraT Maggie Knecht, Parvin, Pa. Motherhood aod Missions-Mrs^ 'Ella, B. Salmon, Lock Haven. Pa. -'� "And your Danghten shall Prophesy" -Mrs. Rev. 8ohock.Jersoy Shore, Pa. Singing-Prayer.T TUESDAY, 2 P. M. Praise service-oonducted by Rev. W. E. Fischer, Centre Hall, Pa. Various Methods of conducting Children's -Bands-Hiss Ella Hayes, Mackeyville, Pa. .-, Our Boys- Mrs. S. D. Ball, President Young People's Missionary Society, Presbyterian Church, Look Haven, Pa. Address-Rev. P. A.. Heilman,: (formerly Missionary at Denver), Bloomaburg,-Pa. Greetings from Sister Societies-Greetings from Pastors. ....... Question box-Mn. Rev. Fickiuger,-New Bloomfield, Pa-Hymn-Prayer. Tuesday, 7:30p. m. .. Anthem-Choir, Hymn, Scripture read, ing, Prayer, Addresses-Rev. A. Stewart" Hartodan. Secretary Board of Home Missions, Baltimore, Md., Rev. H. H. Weber, Secretary Church Extention Board, York, Pa. Collection, Doxology, Benediotion. Will be Hem To-morrow Kveoleav "Little Nugget," the musical oomedy, constructed only to.make-people laugh, will be presented at tbe Opera House tomorrow evening, by tbe great comedians Joe and Herbert Caw thorn. The New York World says: "Little Nugget" is meeting with considerable success at Tony Pastor's theatre. It is a fareial. melodrama if such a combination can be com* prebended. Miss Coldthwaitin the title..." role does some clever work, and. Herbert Cawthorn, as "Barney O'Brady,'', a rural school teaoher, Is very amusing. -The setting is good, and the audience  last night and Monday night were extreamly appreciative. Seats now qn.sale at Seltzer & Rhymestine's book storer-. - < Died at JfttrrandavlUe. Mr. Johu Laoey died at Farrandsville this morning at one o'olook. His fuaeral will take place on Wednesday morning. The remains will bo taken to Williamsport for interment. The deceased was born Ootober 6ih, 1800, and leaves a wife and one child. Dc�tb. of n Young- Lady. Miss Tillio nelins, a daughter of George Qelroes, of Gallaher township, was buried at the Dunnstown cemotery yesterday.-Her death occurred at Pine Creek, at the retidenoe of her sister. The deceased was postal clerk who wanted to get off. The J aged 17 years.

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