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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - October 15, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                Denim LOCK HAVEN, PA.. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15. 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS EVENINGE^BESS KIM8IOB BROTHKK8 - - - PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. Ur to data, Clifton R. Breckinridge has been assassinated only "in bis mind." The reported attempt to kill him was merely for political effect. It ie laid that tbe ooat of growing one aare of sugar oane in Florida is only (10; in Louisiana it ia (IS and in Cnba $21. If tbis la ao, then why in the name of every, thing tbat ia sweet don't they go to sugar growing In Florida? Tug new dnty on pearl buttons has already advanced wages in tbat Industry from ten to twenty-five per cent., but tbe Free Traders are distressed because tbe dnty on tin is expeoted to inorease tbe price or the workmen's dinner pails a cent apiece. President Habhihon baa visited acum-ber of Western Btates and many cities, in most of which be has been mating speeohea. Those bave been models of what aucb speeches should be. No polities, nothing to offend his political an tagooists and without the faintest intimation of reference to cyclopaedias. A decision of the Supreme Court In Minnesota has oallcd attention to the re-aent action of tbe Railroad Commissioners in that State ordering that uppor berths in alaeping oars shall not be let down unless they are aotnally in nae. This has been generally regarded aa a great boon to the traveling public, and it undoubtedly is something to be thankful for. A family in Trenton haa got tbe idea that it ia hair to great estates in England, valned at the snug sum of (80,000,000. Somehow the English public alwaya remains in ignorance of the decease of these great money barons among them. The first intimation tbey get tbat another man without heirs in bis native land baa gone, ia when the American pretenders come forward with their claims. Makers of high grade Cuban oigais struck in New York a few days ago for an Increase in wages. Aa the manufacturers got an addition of $2 per. pound in the duty of foreign cigars or at the rate of from |20 to (35 per thousand, the cigar makers thought a little of the extra profit ongbt to go to them. They got what they asked for. The new tariff seems to be not only helping tbe manufacturers but the men at tbe benoh aa well. The Democrat says that Ex-Governor Fattiaon vetoed the Soldiers Burial Bill "because it deolared the soldier a pauper." Had tbe ex-Governor the respect and love for the soldiers that Gen. Stewart, the Republican oandidate for Secretary of Internal Affairs, who the Democrat also says put the Governor "in a hole" by using his influence to bave the bill passed over his veto, haa displayed on all occasions there would have been no such flimsy excuse offered for the veto, in fact there would have been no veto at all. However, there is now a chance for the soldiers to pay the Democratic candidate for Governor in hie own coin and they propose to veto him by a large majority on the 4th of November. The esteemed Democrat ia getting very nervous at the outlook for tbe Democratic ticket and calls upon the faithful to "stand by the oounty tioket." The growing dissatisfaction among the ranks of the party throughout the county at the way in which the Lock Haven ring haa for years manipulated affaire In Its own interest and that of its favorites, has become ao pronosnoed as to oause alarm to even so courageous a Democrat as editor Fnrey. And no wonder! The large Democratic majority in Clinton oounty of a few years ago has dwindled down to about 100 and even this small majority cannot be relied upon, Vote for the Republican candidates and help to break op the power of the Lock Haven ring. The action of tbe Democratic Senatorial Conference at Clearfield last night in turning down T. C. Hippie for P. Gray Keek gives tbe Republicans an excellent obanoe to elect  Senator in tbis district. The Clinton Democrats are incensed at tbe reanlt of the Conference and Mr. Hippie's conferees declined to make tbe Domini, tion of Meek unanimous. We under-atand that tbe feeling among Clearfield Democrats la anything bnt harmonious and tbe aotlon of the conferees from that county in violating their pledges to support Clinton'e candidate, in return for Clinton's help four years ago, Is freely criticised. Let the Republicans nominate  well known and popular oandidate and there will be a good fighting chance to aecure hie election. Citizens' Opportunity. On Monday evening, at 8 o'clock, in tbe handsome chapel of the Normal school. Prof. Geo. E. Little.tbe great chalk artist of Washington, D. C, will give one of bis snperb entertainments. The price of admission to oitizena will be only ten cents. The students of the Normal sobool secure the lecturer and give to the oitizena tbia rare opportunity of hearing Mr. Little at trifling ooet Remember, Monday evening, October 20tb, at 8 o'olook. Doom open at 7:80. JOHN BULL SHOWS HIS HAND Endeavore to Prevent a Reciprocity Treaty Between Spain and the United States. THE "PAV0RED NATHHf CLAUSE' Bevlvcd to Prevent the Negotiations of a Treaty-The State Department Says, However, That This Point Was Finally bedded a Number or Tears Ago and Sustained by the Supreme Court. Washington, Oot. 14.-DispatabeB from London assert that Spain cannot negotiate a reciprocity treaty with tbe United States for the Cuban trade without violating the "Favored Nation Clause" in ber existing treaties with other nations. It is said at tbe Department of State that this point was discussed and finally decided in 1884, when Ministor Foster negotiated a reciprocity treaty on the same basis that is now proposed; and is now revived, not by Spain bnt by tbe commercial interests of Great Britain for an obvious purpose. Tbe United States also has the "Favored Nation Clause" in most of her commercial trusties, but this will not embarrass tbe government in the negotiation of reciprocity treaties or arrangements with other nations,' because the Department of State has uniformly held, from the time of Jefferson as Secretary of State, to the time of Blaine, that the "Favored Nation ClaUBe" applies only where privileges are granted freely and without consideration; but wherever special consideration is made the condition of a favor granted or received, the ".Favored Nation Clause" does not apply. Thia interpretation haa been sustained by this Supreme Court of tbe United States. Governor Beaver's Speech at Fork. From tbe York Dispatch or Saturday. This administration pays more money for everything than tbe former. Of coarse we do, because vre bave more money to spend. We don't bribe railroad companies. I bave a stenographer and typewriter now. We put a stamp on every letter and send telegrams and employ a half dozen stenographers on Capital Hill. We do apend more money in this way. We believe in a business administration, and not false economy. It people want reports from the Capitol they get it. We spend five timea more money in this vcay than was formerly done, and tbe people like it. The people want economy; tbey want revennes equally levied and collected; they want the money expended ao as to get 100 cents for the dollar. The administration has done this. We have eolleoted (5,000,000 more in three years than waa done in '82. IUviug this inorease what did we do with it. We gave (1,500,000 to the public schools the first two years, and (2,000,000 last year, an increase of (500,000 and (1,000,000 respectively over that of tbe previous administration. There is now a great murmur about nneqnal taxation. Did you ever bear of a dollar going to relieve your looal taxations under tbe administration of Democrats. Three million dollars more under my administration than under the previous one was expended in this way; (1,000,000 for schools, (1,325,000 to yonr county and city treasuries, one mill of three mills personal tax to local treasuries, (000,000 in all; or grand total of more than $3,-000,000. Oh, no! this isn't a very eoonom-cal administration in returning money to your local treasuries. The Governor then said that the confessedly strong point of Pattison's administration was the Attorney General's Department. Pattison's Attorney General had instituted one hundred and ninety suits, two-thirds of which he had lost and one-third gained; while bis (Beaver's)Attorney General had Instituted four hundred and fifty-three anits, one-third of which be had lost and two-thirds gained. He then appealed to the voters present whether they again wanted to see the fiasco of the State Executive and the State Legislature pull ing in opposite ways as in Pattison's ad' ministration, and assured tbem that if every Republican would give his vote in tbe coming election, the revival of such an administration wonld be impossible and Repnbliojn victory would be certain this fall. A BaddeB Death. Mrs. Barrett, widow ol the late Tobias Barrett, died suddenly yesterday at the residence of her son-in-law, John Bently, in Lockport Mrs. Barrett bad been in usual good health up to within',|a few moments before her death. When supper was prepared Mrs. Bently sent one of her little girla into tbe room where Mrs, Barrett was, to tell her tbat supper was ready. The lit'.le girl found her sitting in her chair, her elbows resting upon her knees and ber hands in her face. She was dead. A physician waa called at once, but he only confiimed the fears of the members of the household and stated tint her death bad resulted from heart disease. CONVERTED �Y A SMASBUP. A Former Locomotive Bnglneer Tells How lie Became a Preacher. From the Spokane Chronicle, Henry Barnhart, of Pendleton, to whom the Methodist Conference, in session at Spokane, gave the title of Reverend on Tuesday, tolls the following story of bis conversion:- "During thirteen of the best years of my life I was employed by different railroads in the capacity of engineer. Railroad men, as a class, are very reckless, and some of them, I am very sorry to say, indulge in an extravagant use of profanity. I was no exception to tbo general rule. I smoked, chewed, and took an occasional drink of stronger fluid than water; in fact, I was a typical railroader, Tbat tells the whole story. My besetting sin was, however, a violent temper. At the least provocation I would fly into a rage, and fits of anger even threatened my health. "Tbe last two years of my railroad life I worked on the Union Pacific Railroad. Men are usually very superstitions, and whether It was superstition or realism I have never been fully able todotermine, even with the additional light thrown upon the subject when viewed through tbe clear lenaeB of Christianity; but, during all tbis time something within mo seemed to tell me that I muBt lead a different life. Then came the awful wreck in the Bine Mountains, which is still rememberod by almost everyone. "My fireman was killed by my Bide, and I have believed ever sinee that terrible night that the age of miracles was not passed, but that my life was saved for a specific purpose. "After tbe first shock I remember nothing, still there scorned to be a consciousness of a superior existence greater than I had ever sustained before. Perhaps it waa the nearness of the 'valley of the shadow,' and perhaps the hand of the Shepherd cheered my walk from light to darkness, and from darkness again into light. I know not, nor do I care to know. 'When external consciousness again returned I was lying on a ooueh, and by my side was my dear old mother, to whose early instruction I owe a greater debt than I can ever pay. She gave me t*ie same goad counsels as in days gone by, and prepared me for the life I waa to lead in the futnre. I was seriouBly injured, and while I lay upon my bed I meditated upon the troubles whioh she bad told me, and considered the Christian actions of her life. I resolved to become a Christian. When I partially regained my strength I attended a ohurch just across the way. They told me that all I had to do was to declare myself saved and that I would be as good as any of them. "When I left I felt that I must return to the church. I did, and met a motherly old lady who put me lu the right way. I expect tu spend the rest of my life in working for the Lord." To-Morrow Night's 8how. In these times when melodramatic, far-cial and other sensational stage featnres are offered without limit to the amusement publio, it is pleasant to note a more legitimate theatrical production, such as, "Our Country Cousin," a play written by Charles H. Flemming, Esq., for tbat eminently popular comedian, Frank Jones, who has become famous through his admirable creation of "Si Perkins," a oharaoter that never fails to win the good opinion of an audience. "Our Country Cousin" Is constructed with special purpoee for the introduction of the methods employed by Frank Jones, and tells a dramatically interesting story, well supplied with pure, unctuous comedy. The scenery is largely devoted to the rural portions of West Virginia, and has been given tbe benefit of great realism. At the Opera House tomorrow night. TERSELY TOLD HAPPENINGS All the Late Hews and Views of the Oity Up to 3:00 P. 11". GOTTEN UP JS A READABLE POEM The Gay Bopee Broke-Hli KleetUm is Cer-taln-A Place tat VaUMfclea-Laylac Sewer Plpe-A Bleak of New Bonses-BIs Foot W*� Masked-V/here Tbey trill Meet. An accident occurred yesterday afternoon at tbe Queen's Run railroad bridge by which Daniel Worcer, a stone mason, was badly hurt and two other men slightly injured. Tbe asoideut was caused it is said by the guy ropes whioh held a der-riok breaking, permitting the heavy timber to fall where the men were at work. Mr.Wornerwas brought to this oity on the construction train and oarried to his home on East Water street where an examination of the injured man was made by Doctors Watson and Hayes. Tbe physicians found him badly bruised but no bones broken. There was also a considerable gash cut on bis forehead where it came in contact with a etoue. Last night he was resting as comfortably as could be expected under the circumstances although ha was suffering considerable pain. His escape from being crushed to death waa almost-miraoulons. Knplna* Improper If oars. From toe LuwiatoWa Journal. Pat was detailed as sentinel whon the Seventeenth Maine was near Culpepper, and was told to be very careful and not let any one or anything fool him. He took his place and all went well until 2 o'olook the next morning, when ho beard the sound of some one approachiug. "Halt!" yelled Pat. "Who comes there ?" "The officer of the day," responded the newcomer, and gave the countersign. "And faith," says Pat, "and what business has the officer of tbe day to be pokin' aronnd at night? Clear out or I'll put a bullet hole through ye." And the officer had to clear. People with a troubled conscienco sleep i as well on straw as on beds of down. Bis Flection Is Certain. The Williamsport Republican In mentioning the fact of Judge McCrea having met with an accident says: "The result will ba tbat the Judge will not be able to continue bis viBlts to all parU of the county before election day, This, however, will not effect his success at the polls. At bis own home, Rouovo, where ho has lived during tbo past fifteen years he will receive almost every vote, Democrats, as well aa Republicans, and bis eleotlon is as certain as that he is candidate." Ha Was Sfanled Yesterday. The Reading Eagle of Tuesday, October 14th, contains the following announcement: "Miss Lillie Klopp, daughter of William A. Klopp,Stonobsburg, was married to Rev. George W, Gerhard, of Lock Haven, at 11 a. m. The ceremony waa performed by Revs. T. C. Leinbagb and H. J. Welker. Only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present. A banquet waa enjoyed after tbe ceremony. Rev. Gerhard and bride left on an extended wedding trip to New York and other points. They will return in a week and visit friends in Reading on their way to Lock Havsu, where they will reside. The groom is a very successful yoaog clergyman of toe Reformed denomination and has been pastor of a very prosperous charge for the past several years. He formerly redded In Stonobsburg. Rev. Gerhard Is eolonel of tbe Penna. division, Sons of Veterans, and chaplain of the 12th regiment N. G. P. He Is well known in Readiag, The wedding took place at tbe residence of the bride's parents. A Ball Player Stricken. The Renovo Newt says: "David Orr, the first baseman of tbe Brooklyn Player's League, was stricken with paralysis at the Ward House at noon to-day. Dr. Fullmer was oalled and fonnd that the attaok was a partial one, but sufficient to prostrate tbe player. He was immediately placed in bed and it is thought that perfect rest and quiet will assist him to speedy recovery. He will be unable to plsy ball again this season, however. - OOT for Phlllpebors;. A number of Odd Fellows and others not members of the fraternity left this morning for Philipsbnrg to participate in the ceremonies of dedicating a new building and hall which tbe members of the order have erected in that plaoe. The Union drum oorps accompanied the members of Canton Lock Haven. Death of a Child. Cloyce Bterling Smith, a bright little son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Smith, of Dunnstown, died this morning at 5 o'clock of inflamation of the brain, aged 5 years. Tbe^funeral will take plaoe to-morrow afternoon, funeral services to be held In the M. E. church at DunnatoWn at 2 o'clock. Laid to Best. The remains of the late William White were laid to rest yeatsrday afternoon, the funeral services heing conducted in the East Main street M. E. ohurch by Rev. S. B. Evans. The pall bearers were Gen. Jesse Merrill, J. N- Welliver, Joseph Candor and J. B. Lashar._ A Jnrar Goes Yleltlnft A Lycoming oouoty man who was drawn as a juror for the present term of Conrt, failed to respond on Monday. Tbe Sheriff was sent after him, when it was found the absent juror bad fogotten all about the Court and had gone out of the county to visit relatives. Chnrah Festival. A festival for the joint benefit of the Sunday sobool and the pastor will be hsld in the school house at Dunnstown on Friday and Saturday eveninga next. Further particulars will be given later. TOliera They Will Meet. The Baptist Aid Society wilt moot tomorrow evening at tbe residence of Theodore Myers in Lookport. All are cordially invited. The Democrats for This District Sacrifice T. C. Bipplo ror P. Gray aleak. The Democratic Senatorial Conference for tbis diatriot, whioh convened at Clear field yesterday afternoon, succeeded in making a nomination for State Senator at a late hour last night and Mr. Hippie's conferees, Judge Crawford, Hon. J. W. Smith and W. H. Brown, returned home this morning. P. Gray Meek, editor of the Bellafonte Watchman, was nominated and the result was obtained without tho help of the Clinton county conferees, as they declined to oast their votes for tbe Centre county candidate and lemained true to Mr. Hippie to tbe last moment. Mr. Hippie's aonferees are gentlemen of known ability, and know enough about political etiquette to make a nomination unanimous when it deserves to be and at the same time have the ability to deteot orooked work if practiced. We Republicans of oonrss do not know the inside workings of the proceeding, but from what aan be learned there was more than enough to justify any honest candidate or his conferees in entering a protest against the mode of doing business. Very fittingly the "tragedy", occurred near midnight and little Clinton went down before the combination. _This is not a Republican funeral, and while Republicans are fully satisfied to have the Democrats make a weak nomination the opinion prevails, now that it is late enongh to talk, that the Senatorial Conference in beating Mr. Hippie tnrned down the best man offered. Rumors of a deal have been flying ever sinoe the adjournment from Tyrone and this Clearfield result is only what many far-seeing people expected. As a matter of public interest and as a necessity to be endured In a Democratic district, the Republicans of Clinton county bad prepared themselves to receive the news of Mr. Hippie's nomination. He is publio spirited, liberal in his views and would have made a good Senator, barring his polities, in whioh of oonrse Republicans would not concur. If Mr. Meek amounts to anything beyond a mere politician and polloy man it is yet to be made known. It la difficult to understand where there was aver any sentiment dictating his nomination, and when such men as he gets ahead of T. C. Hippie the time has oome for the Demoorata of Clinton oounty to halt^and take a quiet look at the situation. It now behooves the Republicans to nominate their strongest man and make a fight to win. The feeling among the Democrats of Look Haven today is anything but flattering to Mr. Meek, and with a popular and strong man in the field against him there ia little doubt tbat a Republican Senator can be elected. A Place for ValoaMea. A new safe was placed In the office of T. B. Loveland yesterday and the old one damaged by tbe big flood, removed. Masons Visit WUllamiport. Last evening a party of members of La-Fayette Chapter No. 163, F. A. M., of this city, visited Williamsport by invitation of Lycoming Chapter, No. 222, and were entertained in royal style during their stay in that city. The party was composed of the following gentlemen: F. M. Rosa, J. F. Lindlg, John Noble, Simon Seid, J. T. Beardsley, J. Harris Mussina, W. F. Elliott, 8. Z. Martin, T. R. Bridgens, A. Sterner, L. Walters, W. H. Klapp, W. B. Hanna, R. M. Glenn, S. R. Quigley, P. P. Rittman, D. Salmon, H. G. Hanna, X. B. Ringler, G. L. Morlook, R. C. Quiggle, C. R. Quiggle. The Oaieite and Bulletin says after their arrival at the Hepburn they, accompanied by Howard M. MoGillman, Grand King, D. C, and P. H. P. of Chapter No. 3, Washington, D. C, were escorted to the masonio headquarters, where they participated in Chapter work, after whioh they were invited to the banqueting ball, whero plates for between eighty and nine, ty were set. The menu, gotten up under tbe supervision of Mr. August Laedleln, tbe well known confectioner and oaterer, was fine-at least one might so judge of It from the very earnest attention tbat waa given to it by tbs eighty or more hungry-ites sitting there with tbe purpose of removing it to other quarters. After all bad partaken to their entire satisfaction, speeches were in order, and Chairman Thomas Millspaugb, was not slow in calling for them, especially from tbo Lock Haven Companions, Among those oalled npon to express themselves in regard to aflsirs internal and external, wars. Companions Seid, Noble, Morlcck, and Elliott, of Lock Haven; Companions C. W. Youugman, John K. Hays,Louie Schneider, J. B. Den-worth and Mayor Keller. Dr. Young-man was called out as the youngest member of Lycoming Chapter, aud Louis Sohneider as the oldest member. The dosing speech vras by Chairman Millspaugb, which consisted of the announcement that the day was his birthday anniversary. , Tha Hope Hoso Company are prepared to do all manner of hauling and draying. See notice in another column where to leave orders that will receive prompt attention. DUTIES ON LUMBER REMOYED The Dominion Government Thinks This Step Beneficial to Public Interest. A SUDDEN 0HAHGE OF BASE MADE The Dominion Authorities Bonnve tha Sapor* Doty on TjOSJS and Lumbar, and Before tho Day Closas several Hundred Carloads Wen Started In This Direction -Ottawa Dealers Ballchtod. Ottawa, Oct. 14.-An extra of the Canada Gazette bas been issued containing a proclamation removing the export duties upon spruce and pine logs and tbe export duties npon shingle bolts of pine or cedar and cedar logs capable of being made into shingle bolts. No reasona for tbis action are assigned, except that it bas appeared to tbe government to be desirable in the publio intereat to remove the export dnties mentioned. Lumberman express greatsstisfaction at the removal of tbe export dnty on logs. Recently the shipments from here have been curtailed, bnt to-day several hundred carloads of lumber left for the United States. An Old Soldier's View of the Barlal Bill. The editor of the Daily Democrat in tbe issue of yesterday asserts tbat the reason ex-Governor Pattison vetoed the soldiers burial bill waa "because it declared tbe soldier a pauper, after his death proclaiming tbat fact to all the world, and thus dishonoring the dead hero's remains. Also, because the bill put into the hands of sharks and jobbers the fnrnishing of headstones at $15 apiece, tbat the Government furnishes far nothing on application." Now, will that rebel sympathiser, who has spent his venom upon the old soldier for the past twenty years or more, who now wields the pen on the Democrat inform tbem whether it was . the Intent of Governor Pattison that the dependent soldier, who bad lost his health and become broken down on the field from one to Ave years service, at the paltry sum of $18 and $16 per month, should be burled a common pauper from onr poor houses with no recognition whatever for services and sacrifices for his country ? He also says: "What Governor Pattison did want was that the Legislature should take back the bill, oorreot it, ao that the soldiers families could not be cheated out of the headstones by sharks and speculators,and then he would have gladly signed it." If I mistake not, the reason given by that same paper at the time tbe veto was placed upon the bill, tbat Governor Pattison was opposed to any such pension legis-tion-or words to that effect. Now, Mr. Democrat, I bave been one of the committee from my district since the passage of the bill, and have attended to the burial of a number of indigent soldiers, and desire to inform yon that in every cue the headstone is provided withont a cent of expense from the widow or family, as $15 of the appropriation ia set aside specifically for tbat purpose and cannot be used for anything else. The Commissioners of Clinton oounty have a contract, let by bids, with Mr. Batobelder, for furnishing these headstones at $10 each, thus saving $5 to the oounty on eaeb one. la tbe widow or family going to be cheated out of it? If so, by whom? Tbis same editor says: "Tom Stewart la responsible for the passage of tbat disgraceful bill, and ougbt to be ashamed of It," This same Tom Stewart is the oandidate on the Republican tioket for Cocretary of Internal Affaire, whom there is no man in tho State that bas done more service in tbe interest of the old soldier, and the votes will show that they will stand by him regardless of party. Mr. Fnrey mast not forget that Democrats were soldiers too-although Mr. Pattison was not. Furthermore, Is not this bill In accordance with the direct wish of the people ? If tbe question was to be decided to-day by a direct vote of tbe people It would carry by a nine tenths vole. You oan trace tbe aause of indigency of the old soldier to tbe sacrifices and exposures endured In the hardships of war for his country. Let him rest in peace, and we should feel grateful that at tbe last day all aan bave a decent burial, and that the Republican Legislature of this great Commonwealth haa provided sufficient meana to defray tbe expenses of those who are not able to do so themselves.     An Old Soldikb. W. H. Howard, a prominent oitizen of Pittsburg, Monday filed a bill in equity, asking that the cash of the city now in the hands of the Finance Committee of the Be Passes Away After a Lineatloa lllaeee -Sketch or Hie Ufa, Hon. Samnel Linn died at his home ia Williamsport, yesterday morning, at 8 o'clock, of diabetes. His death was not unexpected, and be died with his two daughters by his bedside. SKETCH or HIS LTPB. Judge Linn was tbe fourth sod of Rev. James Linn, D. D., who was for more than half a century the pastor of the Presbyterian ohurch of Bellefonte, and waa born on the 20th day of February, 1820. Hia mother was a daughter of Jams* Harris, one of tbe proprietors of the town.and a lady ol great excellence of character. 8he died when the subject of this skrtoh was bat two years of. age, and. hence his subsequent training waa in the hands of his father, than whom there were a few better qualified for the task of Imparting such Instructions as would be calculated to develop the latent ability and talent subsequently displayed by his son. In early life be .manifested . a�. taste for mechanics as a aolenoe, and had be been led to pursue them as a calling he wonld donbtless bave excelled. In pursuance of this Inclination and being somewhat restive) during tbe progress of his education in the primary schools, when only 15 years of age he went to the State of Ohio with bai naole, Jamas D. Harris, who was tbe principal engineer of the Pennsylvania and Ohio canal. After remaining six months in that locality he returned and went to Towanda, where he obtained employment with a corps of - engineers who were engaged In exploring a route'for tbe North Braneh eanal beyond Pittston, now the sits of tbe Lehigh Valley railroad. He continued' in this petition about five years and although but a mere stripling earned an enviable' reputation. Ho commenced reading law- with Bond Valentine in 1840, and after attending the law school of Judge Reed, at Carlisle, he returned to Bellefonte and pursued his course of reading with James T. Hale, and was admittedto tbe bar of - Centre oonnty in January, 1843. He opened1 an offiee In Bellefonte and in 1843 formed a partnership with James T; Hale,' which was dissolved in 1851. In 1856 be associated with him W. P. Wilson, Esq.; - and continued practice until 1859, when he wa president judge Of the district -of the counties of Centre, Clearfield and Clinton.- "~  Asa judge his charges to the Jury were clear and explicit, his' decisions war* marked by general acquiescence and hia sentences werejust, but he was not satisfied with himself in thepoaftton and resigned in May, 1868, and resumed practice in copartnership with A'.'O. Fnrst, Esq.. whioh continued until JuofgeLW'areniov-al to Williamsport�� 1st 18fh>. Ham'he entered into partnership with William" H. Armstrong, Esq., with whom'he was associated until 1877, when the firm of Armstrong and Linn was dissolved and Judge Linn connected himself with John' H. Mitchell, Esq. In 1881 Mr: Mitchell went west and Judge Linn continued business in hia own name until 1885, when be associated witn W. D. Croaker; Esq., with whom he was connected until his death. As a land lawyer Judge Linn had' no superior in Pennsylvania and besides that ha was one of the most eloquent of advocates-eloquence, not of manner, or of aotlon, bnt of thought; clothed In the'aeost beautiful, appropriate and expressive language; eloquence brightened by hie* wit and enlivened by his humor; of whioh he had wbat seemed to be an lsexhaas&ble fund; socially be was highly esteemed and few men have a more happy facility oft relating anecdotes* for the eitertatanlent of friends. - ' �   .   �     � He united with tbe Presbyterian chnrch  , while a law student at CarlUeV'wsa elected an elder in the Presbyterian. chnreb at Bellefonte and was frequently1 a representative in the high courts of' tbe' ehureb. He was married December \\ 1847, to lusa Augusta Moore, of Carlisle, by wooes, be bad seven children, James Linn, deceased; Mary, wife of William Hemmlugway, of ' Delaware Station, N. J.; Harry Limn, of Pittsburg; Clande Linn, of Phlladslphia;-Herbet Linn, of Atlanta, Ga.; Anaa^wife . of Dr. Howard Cbeyney, of this oltyj^aad Miss Blanoe Linn. The arrangements for the funeral bav* -not yet been made. 1 Laying am lip*. - -A force of men began work - yesterday laying sewer pipe on West Bald lajjta'. street between Commerce sod Jones street. � The new aewer will drain :a street .whioh has for a long time been a regular awamp. A Block off New Ronese. ' A block of five new dwelling booses' are -------     ---- ta be erected for D. L. Miller", "on FalrVlew Council and amounting .to $1083,681, be Btre(;t ne, P , Two of the boosea placed in tho hands of responsible pereon,        ,'   .      .        �     , � �""�� and that the funds in bank be secured by BtB �lt0��* nBa�r roof and, will be actov bond. He charges that tbe committee , pleted thia fall, was appointed, not through fitness but solely through political influences; that but one-third are taxpayers, ons a deaalter In office and another indicted and found guilty of receiving atolen goods; also, that tbe Freehold Bank, with a capital of $300,-000, holds each year om $600,000 of city , money. Hie foot Was James Crotzer, driver of Drake's oil-.. wagbp, bad one of hia bat badly ssasoad by a barrel ofobal.oU fauiof apoa I^.Hkt Injuries will lay bint ol datj fad   

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