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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - October 9, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YEAE-NO. 189. LOCK HAVEN, PA., THUESDAY. OCTOBER 9, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS INSLOE BKOTHKKS - � . pimUSHKBS CURRENT COMMENT. Roger q. Mills is making speeches "for revenue ouly" in tbe Noithwest. Hie price is reported to be (200 per speech, wbiob tariff wo frankly admit is a Bore tax on the Democratic Congressional Committee.        _ Tub Republican party ia not settling any questions this year as to the Presidential succession. Tbe task in band is to keep a Republican majority in tbe next House and that will be done in great style next month. When you come to caHt your ballot be sura that the name of George 12. McCrea ia on it for Associate Judge. No man in the oounty has ever filled this offioe more acceptably and he should be retained there for a full term, at least. The Republican county candidates are gaining friends every day and the voters of Clinton will make no mistake in electing them to office. All are men of business experience and well qualified in every way to acceptably fill the offices to which they aspire. Vote the Republican ticket and yon will have no cause to regret it. James Jeffebis should be the next Pro-thonotary of Clinton county and nnless all signs fail he will be. When a man like Mr. Jefferia is willing to serve the people in a pnblia capacity the voters should see to It that he is eleoted by an empbatio majority. Vote for Jefferis and thus help pnt down Democratic boasism. Reqisald BlRCDALl-'s expeditions trial seems to bava been quite as effeotnal in securing jnatioe as the more elaborate and expensive methods of American courts. He has already confessed so much in connection with tbe murder of Benwell as amounts practically to an admission that he is the murderer, and it is expected that he will tell the whole story shortly. Spain Is so worried over tbe MoKinley bill that her Ministry has decided to ask the United States Government to sot on foot negotiations of reciprocity in trade between her West Indian possessions and this country. They all want our trade, and now that they can no longer get it for a song are willing to pay well for it. The MoKinley bill is working well from the outset. CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION. Later Details and Strange Incidents of the Dupont Powder Mill Disaster. A TRUSTED EMPLOYE'S FATAL EEEOE James W. Fredericks will represent Clinton oounty at Harrisburg in an intelligent and faithful manner if elected to the Legislature next November. He is an energetio and honorable business man, and one in wbom our people cau safely trust their interests at the State Capital. Rebuke Democratic bossism by voting for Fredericks. TrtE Sheriff and Connty Tieasurer's offices have been so well eonduoted by Republican officials daring the past term that the voters owe it to themselves to continue Republicans in charge of these offices for another term. A. H. Best will make a first-ciase successor to Sheriff Leahy, and W. F. Lovoland is just the man to fill Treasurer Glenn's place. Vote for both of them. Republican Cana-rcselonal Conference. The Republican Congressional Confoices for this district met again at Willinmsport this morning and a telephone message to the Express at 2 o'clock this afternoon stated 12 ballots bad been taken, but no nomination made as yet. Hopkins had G, Niles 3 and Omerod 3 when tbe last bal-lot was taken. 102 ballots bad been takes altogether at the time the message was sent. FKKSONAL FKRCIUNQg. L. M. Patterson transacted business in Williamsport yesterday. Mr. Joseph Housler and wife left this morning for a visit with friends in Cameron county. W. C. Holahan has removed his household goods to Renovo and again assumed a permanent residence at that place. Mrs. Rnn'yan, of Danville, Pa., Mr. C. B. Gear-hart's mother, arrived hero yesterday, to visit her son and his family. R. F. Sloan, the gentlemanly and effi oient olerk at the Fallon Houso, is off for a week's vacation and left this morning for Philadelphia, aocompanied by bis wife and family. Mr. George Clark, of the St. Charles oafe, received a telegram this morning announcing the death of his father. He left on tbe eleven o'clock train for his home in Nippenose valley. Mra. H. J. Condon and Mrs. A. II. Hart-man have been called to the bedBide of their parents, Mr. and Jlrs. Peter Wagner, who are lying dangerously ill at the family residenoB in Turbotville, Pa. A. Wayne Myers, of Dunoatown, is at Montpeller, Vermont, with his undo, J. H. Myers, who ia the inventor of Myers' balloting machine, and who ia endeavoring to introduce his machine In the different State*. William P. Green, the Only Han Whom the Vlrna Would- Trust to Sulder a Can, Causes the Disaster by an Overheated Xron- Stories of Scenes unci Incidents Witnessed. Wilmington, Oct. 8.-The following is a correot list o( the killed and injured at yesterday afternoon's explosion at the Dupont powder mills: Killed- Wm. R. Green, solderer, worked in magazine; leaves a widow and four children; body found entire. William MoGarvey, laborer, aged 10, single; head blown off; body found. Maitin Dolan, aged C5; employed in one of tbe graining mills.    Leaves family. James Dolan, aged 30, single. John H. Harrigan, laborer, aged 30, married. Miohael Harrigan. Patrick Dougherty, aged 30, married. John Newell,aged 50; omployed in yard leaves a family. John Herleher, laborer. Michael Herleher, laborer. Mrs. Rosio Dougheity, aged SO; garret of her honse orushed by the roof died from her injuries shortly after tbe accident. Twenty persons were injured. t he ill-fated workmen. The men who were killed were all working in and about the magazines and mills, and except in the cases of three, William R. Green, William McGarvey and Patrick Dougherty, were blown to pieces, so that only fragments of tbeir remains have been fonnd. The body of Patriok Dougherty was fonnd this morning in the water of tbe race along the oreek shore, where it had been thrown by tbe explosion. The body of Green was found just outside the ruina of tbe magazine in which the first explosion occurred, and strange to say, was not mangled or burned. It is tbe theory of the workmen that the explosions were started in some way by a soldering iron which Green was using in soldering tin covers on cans of powder. This work is extremely dangerous and Greon was the only man trusted to perform it. He was an old employe who thoroughly understood his work, but it is supposed that his Bolder-ing Iron became too hot, and that its heat fired the powder in spite of his oarefulness. Greon and McGavery were tbe only men in the magazine at the time. a  iiemauka1sle  escape. The early reports of the disaster placed Daniel Harkins' name In tbe list of those killed by the explosion. Mr. Harkins was not killed, although be was scverly injured. When the explosion began he was standing on tbe porch ol the press mill, where ho is employed, aud the force of the explosions blow bim from tbepor^h into a raoe, a distance ot twenty feet. Immediately after the press mill exploded and bad Harkins been standing on tbe porch he would have been blown to atoms. As it was be was severly bruised and shocked, but managed to crawl out of the raoe and reached his home wbero he now lies under tbo aare of a physician. He will probably recover. The wounded are Doing oared for by the neighbors and frlenps, aud tbe dead bodios are prepared for burial. William Green was buried this afternoon. The three hundred or four hundred homeless people were provided with comfortable quarters by their friends living in more favored localities and will ba looked after until their homes can be restored. County Coroner Gamble summoned a jury this morning for the purpose of its viewing William R. Green's remains, so that tbey may be interred. stories ok the disaster. The death of tbe infant son of Thomas Dougherty, from Injuries received by falling timbers, brings tbo powder mills fatalities up to twelve. Of the injured all are reported doing well, apprehensions o( fatal results being entertained only in the case of Daniel Harkins, who is over 70 years of age. A member of the firm Baid it was impossible aa yet to give any figure of tbe property loss. Early Ibis morning a oordon of guards was posted and rigid orders issued to exclude from tbo powder yards all but employes. Thousands have gone out from this city in vehiclo and on foot to view tho wreck, and extra procau. tions wcro imperatively required to avoid further danger, as considerable powder was lying about in kegs, canisters and even loose. One of the strange featnros of tbe disaster la that of a mill whioh escaped de-j struct ion, but bad the ponder contained therein blown out over tho adjacent ground by the concussion without igniting. Another strange sight vouched for by one of the workmen was tho explosion of a keg of powder by impact on tho surface of the water of tbe reservoir noar by. He claims to have seen tbe keg flying through the air,striking tho water with groat force, and simultaueousiy cxplodiug in a shoot of flame. A stone weighing 200 pounds was thrown 300 yards from one ol the ruined mills. the okeat dltont works. The original powder works were 'found ed by Eieuthere Irenee Dupont de Ne mours in 1802, and tbe upper mills, where yesterday's explosion occurred, were added to the plant in and since 1812. Tbe total works, as they exist to-day, have a capacity of turning out 12,000,000 poundB of powder annually, and the firm of Dupont de NBmourB & Company own and operate also ten additional mills in Luzerne, Schuylkill and Northumberland couutie3, Pennsylvania. In 16S6 there was UBed in their works, including the Pennsylvania mills, over 10,000,000 pounds of saltpetro and citrate of soda, the chief ingriedents of powder. The Braodywine plant numbers in its entirety some eighty different buildings, extending along tho western bank of the creek and for a shorter distance on tho eastern banK about two miles. Including tbo site of tbe mills, of, tbe dwellings of tbe employes, churches, schools, aud other buildings, and tho adjacent farming land, the company's traot on tho Brandywine amountB to about 2,500 acres. Upon this property, bosides the buildings mentioned, are three woolen mills, cotton mill, and a grist mill, and a population of about 4,000 people, of whom over 300 are employed in the works. A Bloody Italian  Row. PniLADELpntA, Oct. 18.-A fight over a game of cards this morning between Pasqnilia Damioo, Donato Amaryzo and Michael Palardina, at the house of the latter, 710 South Seventh street, in the Italian quarter, was broken up by the polioe, who arrested the trio and looked them up, It was soon discovered that Palardmia had been out in the abdomen, and that his intestines protruded from the wounds. He was taken to the Pennsylvania Hospital where the physician-says be will probably die before morning. While the physicians were at work on Palardica his wife was brought into the hospital. Sho was badly slashed across the hands and back. Her injuries are painful but not dangerous. It ia not known which of tho two prisoners did tbe cutting, but the police say Damiao bad an open razor in his hand, and it is supposed that bo cut both tho husband and wife. Damico and Amarosa were sent to prison to await tbo result of Palardina's injuries. Last Night's Show. The World" was presented at the Opera House last night in a highly satisfactory manner by J. Z. Little and an evenly balanced oompany. Thore was one serious drawback, however, and that was tbe lack of mnsic of any kind. There was no orchestra, not even a pianist. This was tho fault of the "The World" managers as Mr. Farnsworth showed us his contract whioh simply calls for a piano, he taking t for granted tho oompany carried tbeir own orchestra or at least loader. Good music is half tho pleasure ol a good entertainment and without it, no matter how superior tbe performance, there is something lacking. The next attraction is the Greenwood Opera Company, who carry their own orchestra of seven solo artists, which will insure an evening of genuine pleasure. Arrested For Uohbery. Washington Hcnningcr, of Wayne township, was arrested yesterday by Constable Myers and takcu bBforo Alderman Dorey on the charge of having robbed tbe store ot J. B. Kuarr in Wayne township on tbe night of September 29th. A lot of cigars, tobacco and other articles were taken and also about two dollars in aasb. Henning-er was committed to jail by tho Alderman and will have a trial at tho next term of court. A Mattress Factory llurned. HAMitsr.uu�, Oot. 8.-Tbo wire mattress factory of O. 3. Ball & Brother, on Tenth street, was entirely destroyed by fire this afternoon. A number or employes escapes from tho burning building with difficulty. Spontaneous combustion was the cause. Loss, $G,000; insurance, 15,000. "       _ Price Literary Anniversary. J. Milton Furey, President of the Price Literary Society of the Central State Normal School, haa ongaged General Daniel H. HastingH to deliver tbe honorary address on tho occasion of tho Anniversary of tho Society, which occurs in November. TERSELY TOLD HAPPENINGS, 1   MA J. MoKIKLEV OPENS TUK BALL. All the Late Hewa and Views of the City Tip to 3:00 P. M, GOTTEN UP IN A HEAD ABLE FOSM A Policeman's House Bnrned-A Narrow Escape-Weddlnc at FarraudsvIUe-Wm. McCalmont Still �Illlng-Notice to Odd Fellows-Going to Tyrona-Arrested for Robbery-How Many Warn There? The residence of Policeman Patrick Ludden, No. 141 South Jones street, was destroyed by fire early this morning. The officer's mother and Bister reside with him, and were sleeping soundly when tbe discovery was made that the house was on fire. Only a portion of the household goods were removed. The alarm was soundedand tbe firemen responded promptly, and did good service. The fire is thought to have been oaused by the explosion of a coal oil lamp. The loss is partly covered by an insurance of 1500 on the houso and 9200 on the household goods, whioh ia placed in the Niagara In. suranco Company, C. R. Gearhart, agent The fire was discovered about 1:30 this morning. -� ---- A Narrow Escape. A cab owned by Peter Meitzlor was wrecked by tbe cars last nigbt near tbe P. & E. passenger station, and tbe vehicle completely demolished. There were two men in tbe oab but they escaped without injury. The driver received a cut on tbe forehead, but the wound is not serious, Tbe horses were not injured aud ran out towards Bald Eagle Creek where thoy were found in a barn yard. Tbe escape of the men who were in tbo cab was mlracu lous, as the vehicle wm literally ground to pieces by tbe oars. The accident ocourred at the orossing of the Bald Eagle tracks at tho Junction Home. Bow Many Were There? After the Republican mass meeting in tho Court House the Democrat informed its readers that "there were probably on a fair estimate, between .five and six hundred people present." The Court Room on that occasion was packed to its utmost capacity. Yesterday the Democrat claimed that there were eleven hundred persons at the Pattison meeting. If the Court room would not hold more thau six hundred when Delamater spoke tbe query is how could there bo more than that number present at ths Pattison meeting. William ateCalmont Still Missing. Latest repoits from Beech Creek are .to the effoot that William MoOalmoct, the insane nan who left hia home Monday evening, has not yet been found. He was hsard of yesterday at Panthor Run, on the line of the Beech Creek railroad, and it is thought that he is now wandering in tbe dense forests of the Beech Creek region. Ociuo To the II anting around. S. Wcuvia Caldwell, Thomas Foster, Robert Myers and several others formed a party of buiilcis who loft this city last night for tbe hunting grounds iu the "Scoota" region. The party are fully equipped for a long soige and will go into camp near tho old Eagleton mines. Snut Down Testerd�y. Tho steam saw mill of Hopkins & Weymouth, at Snow Shoe, was shut down yesterday for the season, and the men from this city and vicinity employed by the oompany name home last evening. The number of foet of lumber cnt this summer amounts to 7,200,000, the most of which was white pine. In the Academy of Music On aacount of repairs being made to tbe Great Island Presbyterian ohnreh and obapol tbe congregation will meet next Sunday in the Academy of Musio, where services will be held. The Sunday school will be bold immediately after tbo close of tho morning service. Conferees In SesHlon. The Congressional Conferees of this district meet again to-day at Williamsport to resume the work of balloting for a candidate for Congress. When the. last ballot was taken before adjournment last Thursday A. C. Hopkins received 0 votes aud Niles and Omerod 3 each. A Farrandsville Wedding. Mr. William T. Turner.of Mount Eagle, Centre connty and Miss Grace Ophelia Sper-ring, of Farrandsville, were married this morning at 0 o'clock. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's mother at Farrandsville by Rev. Joseph Nesbitt, of this city. A Ills Tree. Misb Anuio Price, of this oity, who spent tbe Bummer on the Pacifio coast, assisted in measuring the circumference of one of tho big trees for which California is so famous. This particular tree was 85 feet in circumference, and 20 feet in diameter. Gone to Tyrone. Tho Democratic Senatorial conferees meet at Tyrono to-day where tbey will procoed to ballot for a candidato for State Senator. The conferees from Clinton county are lu attendance. Notice to Odd Fellou-s. All members of Canton Look Haven I. O. O. F. are requested to meet to-morrow night in full dress uniform for, drill by order of Captain F. A. Heydrioki - An Argumentative Speecli to His constituents on. The Tariff. Major William McKioley opened the campaign for the Sixteenth district Republicans at Millersburg, Holmes county, Ohio, October 7th. His campaign manag ors bad chosen Millersburg as the opening place at the request of Republicans there, who are using every effort to reduce the Democratic majority. Mr. MoKinley de voted hia speech to a defense of the tariff legislation of tbe Republican party, and particularly to the tariff bill wbiob bears hia name. After reviewing the tariff legislation in the early part of tbe national life, he spoke of the present bill, and said he would maintain that that party is most patriotio that gives a tariff high enough to make up the difference between the wages of foreign eouutriea and its own and maintain tbe dignity of American laborers. He had more interest in the welfare of Amer-ioa than he had in that of foreign powers, and there oan be no competition with foreign products nnless tbe cost of labor is placed on tbe same footing. There must be like conditions to eompete in the same market, and the only thing to do is to place such duties upon impotts as will make up the difference between foreign end Amerioan labor coBt. Aa to tbe obarge that tho tariff builds a Chinese wall around the United States, he said: Men who talk like this never looked into that bill. Tho duties are brought down when not needed to make up the difference between the price paid labor in Europe and tbe United States. Talk about a Chinese wall. Why, last year there were imports of $780,000,000 into the Uuited States, $400,000,000 of which ought to have been produced here, and if it had been there would not have been an idle man in this country. Every ton of steel that comes into this country displaces one ton of steel that ongbt to be made in the United State. Every watch case that is imported displaces one that should be produced here; and so in every avenne and lino of production. This bill does build one kind of Chinese wall, we bave bad to compete in the United State with tho productions made by tbe conviot labor of Europe. These products have been coming in by millions annually, to compete with the produota of tho United States, and so it baa been provided in tbis bill that any product made by oonvict labor be forbidden entry into the ports of the United States. And so, from this time forward, not only can they keep the convict at home, but they can seep thoir convicts' labor at home. One pride of our country is that the emploper of to day was the workman of thirty years ago, Tbis is not possible under any other system of government, so that there is every enacur-agement to a young man. But thoy say things are so high. Why, my fellow oitizeos, did it ever occur to you that tbings are dearest when we bavo the lowest prices ? Tbis question depends on the capacity to buy, and the capacity to buy depends upon tho opportunity of human labor, and haven't you observed that where merchandise is the cheapest, merchandise is the hardest to get ? Don't yon know that under the Democratic policy tbings were always the cheapest, including labor? Don't you know that under this policy everything is cheap and money hardeBt to get ? Don't you know that when times are hardest the man who has the most to do is tho Sheriff, aud when times are good the Sheriff has little to do, and money lenders can only net G per cent, for tbeir money ? Touching the duty on tin plate Mr. MoKinley said: In loss than three years wo are going to manufacture all the tin used in the United States, and when we are doing tuar, tin will be one-half oheaper in tbis than in any other country. The bill provides that if tin plate produced in the mines in this country does not amount to 5,000 tons per year, within the next four or five years then it goes back an the free list. Tbey' say tin plate cannot be manufactured in tbis country. Why, we bava one factory in St. Louis, and one iu Chicago, and other oitics are all ready to manufacture it. What is tin plate made of ? NInty-five per cent, of it is sheet steel, and the rest tin, and we can produce sheet steel as ohcap as any person else. We paid last year over 423,000.000 for the tin plate we used. We propose making this tin plate at homo, and save $22,000,000, and propose giving you cheaper tin plate, and do it better, and give employment to thousands of workingmen in the United States. THE PRESIDENT'S OVATION. His Exception by Peoria Citizens  and Greetings ot Old War Comrades. ATTENDS THE (JALE8BITEG REUNION Thousands of the CHIiens of Peoria Turn Out to See Hlin Off--A Speech to tho people Containing Many I'atriotic Sentiments-A Member of the President's Old Brigade at tbe Throttle. Galesburq, III., Out. 8.-President Harrison arose early this morning, but he was not early enough to escape the thousands of eager Peoriaus who had assembled around bis hotel in that city struggling for a sight of the distinguished visitor. The President wus deaf to all entreaty, however, that he remain longer in that city, and stoutly maintained bis intention of devoting the entire day to his soldier friends at Galesburg. He agreed only to address briefly the immense crowd that had assembled at tbe depot to witness his departure. At 7 o'clock the. band serenaded tbe President, and a few minutes later the Mayor and City Council, accompanied by tbo G. A. R. Posts and a Company of the Itlinois National Guard, appeared to escort tho President to the train. The march was a triumphal one, and all Peoria turn-od out to do homage totheChief Executive. At the depot over 5,000 people were assembled, and tbe President being iutro-duced by Mayor Starke spoke as fellows: the i'RESrDEsrr'e speech. My i-'Kllow citizens; Ills not possible that I should Introduce this morning any serions theme. I have greatly enjoyed ruy trip through my own State and yonr sisters In loyalty and sacrifice for the Union; sisters also In prosperity and honor (Applause) I end myself simply saying "thanlc you," but with an Increasing sense or tbe klndnessof the people. If anything could add to tbe solemn sense ollresponalblllty which my official oath places upon me It would be these evidences of friendliness and confidence. The great mass of the people ox Uil6 country are loyal, loving, dutiful citizens, ready to support every falth-fnl officer In the discharge or his duty and to applaud every honest effort for their good. It is a source of great strength to know this, and this morning, not less from this bright sun-shluo and this crisp Illinois air Loan from these xindly feces, Z draw ac Inspiration to do what I can, the very best I can, topromote the good of the people oi the United States. (Applause). I go to-day to meet, with soma comrades of your State who stood with me In the army of the great Union ror the defence of tho flag. (Applause). I beg now to thank these comrades or Peoria, and this company of Rational Guards, and all these friends, and you. Mr.; Mayor, and gentlemen of the reception committee, for this kindly greeting, and to say that I have great satisfaction in Knowing that thepeopleor this community are very prosperous. May that prosperity Increase until every citizen, even the humblest, share It. May peace, social order, and tbe blessings of -God abide In every home is my parting wish for you. (Loud cheers). TBE ItCN TO GALESBURG. At the conclusion of the President's address, Elsie Leslie Lyde, the child actress of Little Lord Fauntleroy fame, presented tho President a beautiful bouquet on behalf of the G. A. U. Posts and oitiaeus of Peoria. The President expressed bis thanks by kissing the little lady, and amid the cheers of tbe crowd tbe train pulled out for Galesburg. At Peoria the Presidential party was met by a delegation from Galesburg on a special train. Major H. H. Clay, of tbe 102il Illinois Regiment; Judge* A. A. Smith and tl. M. Sisson, the editors of the Galesburg papeia, aud railroad officials composed tbe party. Tbe President's train from thi� point was in charge of F. C. Rice, Superintendent of the Chicago, Burlington and Quinoy, to Galesburg. The train was pulled by an engine In obarge of an engineer wbo was a member of the President's old brigade. This knight of tbe throttle was Frank Hilton, a former member of the 102d Illinois. President Harrison laid the corner Btone of the Alumni Hall at Knox College to-day. A dei.IGU1TUL PLEASURE TE1T. The Educational Issue In Knnaas. A Kansas farmer recently sent this rathor mixed order to a merchant in tbe country town: "Send me a sack of flour, live pouuda of cofo aud one pound of tee. My wife gavo birth to a big boy last nigbt, also five pounds of oorn starch, a screwdriver and a lly-trap. It weighed ten pounds and a straw hat." How to make one dollar on five. Pay youi gas bill to day and get 20 per cent discount. ' Battoo.AIukers Benefitted. VtxitLAXU, N. J., Oct. 7.-In eonse-quenoe of tho passage of the BlcKinley bill, Thomas Jones, of tbis place, the most extensive manufacturer of pearl buttons, and importer of ahells in this oonn-try, yesterday began paying from 15 to 25 por cent, advance on wages all through hia shops. This will make a difference of $3 to $5 per week with his men. Great rojoiolug is felt here, aa this industry ia an important one to the welfare of tho town. Men who abandoned the buslnesa years ago an account ot incompetent wages, ars returning to the work. When tho glad news waa received last Friday, all button-makers quit work, secured a cannon, and had a goncral jollification. ToiHoiiovt is tho last day on which to pay your gas bill aud scours tho 20 per cent discount. "Mamma," said the little girl, "do tbey bake bricks with baking powder?" The devil grins behind the back of � man putting up a stovepipe. Tho Golden Gate lours of the rennsjlvnnta Ballroad. Preparations for the inaugural s�neslo/ personally-conducted tours to the Pacifio -Coast, under tho auspices of the Pennsylvania Railroad, are progressing, and a detailed outline of their soopo, routes, rates, and conditions will be published at aa early day. Iu tbe meantime sufficient headway'has been made to indicate ituat the tours will surpass any similar pleasure trips heretofore enjoyed by the people of tbo Eastern States. The sr�cial.,tr8tins(of Pullman Vestibule, Sleeping, aqd Dining Cars will exemplify tbe' latest and best work of the.Pullman shops. They will tun throngb to California on quick time, delivering their passengeM at dniaabls points in tho Golden State and picking them up at the appointed rendezvous for the return trip. Tourist Agents and Chaperons of wide experience will conduet the party and minister to their comfort in every possible way. Peculiarly favorable concessions will be granted them by the railraods of the Pacific Slope, so that their movements may me productive of the fullest pleasure at tbe lowest cost. These tours are the most ambitious attempts yet projected by the Pennsylvania personally-escorted system to -provide pleasure tours of the highest.'grade, and the traveling public may depend upon securing in them the moat perfect service. The first tour will leave the East late in January. It will be limited to one hundred persons, and those who anticipate an early spring outing to. the ahorea of the Pacifio should plaee themselves in- correspondence at once witU Mr. J. R. Wood, General Passenger, Agent of toe Penney!- . vania Railroad,-. Philadelphia. Cumio Opera .Next. Our people ban expect a gon'uine r treat next Monday evening, when tbe "Marie -Greenwood Comic Opera Company'will make, its first appearaobe in tniB"teity. 1 The opera ohoseu is new to Lock "Haven, it being Von Suppe'a most tuneful'and charming opera of "Boccaccio."r  Tbo . company is composed 'of thiity-atlsT artists and Manager Fainsworth wishes to, impress upon tho minds of' his patrons .Qial no stronger or better open organisation ; , has ever appeared in our city, and as tie . compaoy carry everything, such as scenery and costumes as well as their own superb orohestra, a most perfect rendition . is promised. . .. ' 'J HEWS   awi> NOTKS. Mrs. Samuel Atwator, living' at North Lansing, N. Y-, got up on Moodayijalght to extinguish alight that had been,,left . burning to keep away burglars.. Har wain-law. Walter Havens, heaid her moving' about, and, mistaking her for-ay bovglar, � shot ber dead. Mr. Havens ia a ^oollector for a Southern firm, and frequently .haa large sums .of money in the bouse, The Illinois Steel Company will engage in the manufacture of tin plate In Chicago' ' It will have an extensive' and eoatty plant' for this purpose, to bo established** sm early date. Tin ore is,now being-mined in the Blaok Hills in large quantities, and at tbe present rate there will soon be enough of the natural product- attovrf ground to supply the United SUtetfiWitbn all the tin piate.it oan use. .; t-..... A terrible explosion,occurred - on Tuesday afternoon at the DnPoint powder, works, near Wilmington, Del., by whioh eleven persons are reported -killed ssjad'' abont forty injured, thirteen severely. -tIo the yard two magazine* aud four nulla blew up the-, village of Upper Dupont Banks waa completely wrecked-. The shock of tbe explosion was plainly felt- for a distance of about sixty miles. .- A robber entered tbe store of William . Mann, InRosedale, a suburb of rtsnsss City Missouri, on Monday evening, when a number of customers were there.-He drew his revolver, and; levelling if at the proprietor's head, ordered him to hand over the money in the oaah drawer, an* safe. Mann was paralyzed by fear and the customers by surprise. The proprietor was forced to htiil over the oash,5^5 to'mll.' The robber then escaped. , Representations have been made to the Treasury Department, by persona interest--ed, to the efieot that the Canadian Government haa determined to take no steps toward removing tbe export duty on'logs until officially notified by our Government of the provisions of the new Tariff net, and, with the view of granting relief to those parties1, Secretary Windom rrqaeata of Secretary Blaine that snob notification be given tbe Canadian Government at as early o day as possible. Two freight trains on tbe Santa Fe road collided noar Etbel, Missouri, Tuesday. The train going east was loaded with Texas cattle. Several Bteers were killed and others escaped from tbe oars. ..Tbe: .letter beoame enraged when they saw the dead ones. The train men escaped unhurt, but had a hard time to get but of the way of tbo angry steers. The eattla had to be shot before the crew could go near the wreck. Thousands of dollars' worth of. froigbt aud rolling stock were destroyed. William Howard, tinder sentence of death for murder, escaped from tfie ^ail in Greenville, South Carolina, on Monday. Howard's wife was allowed to spend the night ia tho cell with her husband. Id the morning Howard, dressed in hia wife's clothing, came dowu tho stairs of the' jsil with an infant iu bis arms, and; leaving the baby at a relative's bouse, be fled before tbe jailor had discovered the triok ^ that had been played oh bim. Mrs. Howard, who is a buxom mountain- girl of 17 years, now ocouplos the oelb vacated by . herhnsband. .       : -Pay your gas bill to-dsy.   

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