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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - October 28, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                4r N J NTH YE Alt-NO. 205. LOCK HAVEN, PA. TUESDAY. OOTOBEK 28. 1890. PKICE-TWO CENTS evening EXFKEss! SAYS THEY LIBELED HIM. KINSIAJK BUOTHKK* - - - 1>U1>XIXIJKKS CURRENT COMMENT. WE are authorized by Mr. .TetTeris to state that there ia no truth iu the rumor that ho haa promised tbe clerkship to any one in tho event of bis electiuu as l*r >n I the stone work to the Island bridges. Llis honesty in tbe matter is not for "a moment questioned, but he waa elected to guard the interests of the county and if he was ignoraut of this bridge transaction then it behooves the tax-payers to elect a more vigilant Commissioner, oue who wilt bo able to closely watch what is goiug on and see to it tbat the county in properly protected at all times. TnEiiE Bhould be a change in the party management of the County Commissioners' office and it is high time that the Republicans were elected to take charge of the office so as to make a thorough invsti-gation and institute needed reforms. The interests of the people demand this and as the Republicans present two excellent candidates in Messrs. Welsh and Ktssell, both should be elected. Neither one are extravagant in their private affairs, in fact are known to be careful and ecomoni-cal business men, and would conduct the office in such a manner as to meet the approval of the people generally. Reform tho Commissioners' office by electing both tbo Republican candidates. Tue Williamsport Republican gives good advice to the voters of this county in regard to the exposure of tho Couuty Commissioners' office, as follows: Our esteemed contemporary, the Gazelle and Bullttin, has invaded "Clinton county, and if the tale it tells ia a truthful one there is little question but that the time is ripe for a revolt in Clinton county. Tho Uomocratic management of aflairs up tbore would seem to be too unhealthy to longer continue tbo affairs of tbe people in the bandB o! Democrats, and tbe best way to get a complete investigation woufd seem to be to elect the Republican county ticket, turn tbe offices over to tbe Republicans and insure an overhauling of tho books that will show whore and how tho taxpayers have beep victimized. This is tho only hope for Clinton county under tho circumstances. Candidate Pattison Brings Suit fo Libel in Philadelphia. THBEE tfEWSPAPEKS MIXED UP IN IT Tho i'tiffitlulplitu "Immiror/* tho "North American'* aud ,tt>o Ktitrisbustf "Call' Will V.o Kequiretl to Uuiiurfto � Criminal IVosecutloD Tor Say lug Cortair Naughty TliluRa. PHrr.ADELPnrA, Oct. 17.-At a hearing this afternoon before Magistrate O'Brien in tho criminal libel case of Ex-Governor Pattison against CbarleBH. Beustia, editor of the Inquirer; Clayton McMicbael, editor and proprietor of the North American, and W. I\ Jordan and J. J. ileClauriu, of the Uarrisburg Heustis was tho only one of the defendants presout. Elverson and McMicbael are out of tho city, aud in the case, of tbe two Uarrisburg editors, the coustable has not yet had time to servo the warrants. At the conclusion of the testimony offered against Heustis, the magistrate held him in $1,500 bail for court. Counsel for Heustis aud Elversou, consented that the evidence offered against tho former Bhould also be considered as having been offered against KlvereoD, despite his absence, and consequently bail to the amount of Sl,-"i00 was furnished for his appearance at court. Ex-Governor Pat-tisou, Ex-State Senator -ludge .T. G. Gordon aud William S. Stengev, Ex-Sccretary of State, swore that every allegation, published iu tho article complained of was false. It was upon conclusion of the testimony of these gentlemen tbat Magistrate O'Brien held Heustis aud Elversoa in $1,500 bail to auswer at court. Tho hearing iu the case of McMicbael, and Jordan and McClaurin, of the Uarrisburg Call will take place on Wednesday. tue ali,ei;ei> ui;el. The article upon which Governor Pat-tisou bases his libel suit was prepared by tbo ITarrisburg Call, a morning newspaper published iu that city, and appeared simultaneously   on Sarnrrl J corning tbo South Pcun legislation, which developed facts concerning tbo Governor which caused the President to abandon bis purposo summarily. EmTon Dillon, of tho Ueuovo wobders why tho Lock Haven newspapers did not ventilate the doings of the Commissioners office and insinuates tbat they were tho recipients of a portion of the funds tbat were distributed so lavishly. Weconsidorsuch base insinuations beneath our notice and so far as the Exmxss is concerned wo have only to repeat wbat we said yesterday tbat wo bad heard these rumors and were investigating them, but had cot completed tho investigations when tbo exposure was mado. The Exp re*?:* republished tho exposure from tho Wjlli.mif.-port Qazctte and JJvlhtiu, with addiUona, corroborative information on the subject, but as we sard before wo are not prepared to charge that the Commissioners have been corrupted or benefitted personally to tho extent of a dollaz in giving out these contracts. But that large sums of monoy were paid for this work ia certain and tho matter should be thoroughly investigated. juui(iiii ami in me /n-j'iu'cr aui Sor'./i' American of this city, Portious of the narrative, also, wore printed iu other papers throughout the State. The Call'* leading headlines were as follows: Turn  hi?t Viilnluous Legislation That Ever Pisgrneed LlieOiroraouwealtlj of i*enn�jylvRDla-l'erJidy: IMshnnor! Crime'. Judye mack's HcnUJlng Exposure of Uio Veto That Never Reached the Senate-Thri;litis: Tale or IJn.se Treachery-Uumasblim a Self-extolled Ciinmpion of the Gcod, the True, and the Beautiful." The Cull's article purported to state I ho secret bitiury of the successful passage through the Executive ohambor at ilarriu-burg, of the South Peuu railroad bills, iu the month of June, lgSo.   Tho story, in substance, was tbat tho Governor, being in grave doubt as to his duty in the premises, asked the advice of tho late Judge Jeremiah S. Black, aud requested, the lat ter to writg a veto message mid bring it to him; that Judge Black prepared this docu moot, took: it to the Governor, who com roeuded it; that as the Judgo was leaving the room, between 1 and 2 o'clock on the tnoruiug of June *1 Lo mot on the threshold of the Executive Chamber Attorney-Gen eral Cassidy and an unknown person, who it is alleged, was tho confidential agent of parties in New York; that Judge Black, meantime, bad been asked to name his fee to advocate tho approval of tho bills before the Governor; that ho refused this offer, aud that after the bills were approved by the Kxecntivo, -Judge Black visited Gov-ernor PaUison and denounced him in the bitterest terms for his "base perfidy," declaring that tho feo ho had spurned iu New York "purchased this damnable villainy. I-THTIIKU DECLARATIONS. It was further declared that Judge Black uever thereafter held any friendly relations with tho Governor. Scvera newspaper loiters, published in New > York at different times, reflecting on this act of tho Governor, in tho same spirit and to tho same effect, were extensively quoted, and it was claimed that the statements made therein were given on tho authority of ex-Lieutenant Governor Black, Another portion of the C'Ui aiticle charged that �:J0,000 in stock had bceo giveu to "tbo Pattison crowd" to have their bill signed by a Pittsburg represent;*' live of a natural gas corporation. This article of tho Call, copied in the Inquirer and JYoii/t Amcr'f.ut, is followed up iu the Inquirer to-day by an interview 'with Congressman and ex-Senator John E. Kijyuuru, purporting to give fuii.hoi   nOHEST MAS*. Such In Anthony .!. Malone, the Itepnbliean Candidate for Stutfl Senator. The Republican Senatorial coufereuce of this district, comprising tho counties of Centre, Cliutou and Clearfield, met at Ty rone on Wednesday of last weok.and placed in nomination a gontloman against whom not one word of complaint of anykind can oollodgcd. Two candidates were placed in nomination, they being A. J. Malone, of Clinton, and Maj. Austin Curtin, of Centre. Clinton and Clearfield joined together and named Mr. Malone, after which that gentleman was nominated by a unanimous vote of tho conference. Anthony J. Malone, tho nominee, is a man of far more than averago ability and merit. He was born in New York city October 10, 1S-1G. When three years old he removed with his parents to Philadelphia, where he grow up and was educated. During July, 1S62, he enlifetsd in the Eighth Illinois cavalry, and served until tho closo of tho war. Mot content with that much, af!er the closo of the conflict he joined Company B, Eighth regiment, United States infantry, aud served three years more. Mr. Malone then returned to Philadelphia, and from there was appointed to the Now York postoffice department. About twelve years ago ho moved to Reuovo, Ctiuton conuty, where ho resided uutil over two years ago, when ho was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Cliutoo couuty under Sherifl Iroahy, which, position he is tilling with marked ability. Besides his official qualifications, Mr. Malone is a promiuout Grand Army man, at this time being Adjutant of John 8. Bitner Post, No. 122, G. A. H., of Lock Haven. i In addition to this he is considered one of the warmest friends the laboring man has in Clinton oouuty to-day. No one can say aught against him, tbosu kuowing him mohl intimately being tbo most enthusiastic  for his success on tbe 4th of THE TALK OF THE COUNTY. Extravagance in the Buildinsc of tho Island Bridges Agitating the People. STATEMENT 0T ENGINEER E0NI0N Democratic uomiueo Meek "will tlnd in Mr. Malone a most honorable competitor, ouo who will not stoop to anything degrading, and yet Brother Meek will find him up and a-doing every hour between now and November 4. 31r. Malone is one of those men iu politics who make hosts of friouds wherever tbey go and get ao-aquioted. Ho is as true aud honest a man as was ever made and will poll a vote that may a&toni&h aocae of the gentlemen counting on Brothor Meok's enormous majority. If the Republicans of tbe district are true to their principles and a fairly nominated audidute, tho apparant Democratic ma-joiity iu this district will materially vanish. Tbe laboring men and Grand Army men propose to take a hand in this contest. Cliuton County Chty Bed*. D. L.Miller, a citizen of Lock Haven, who ow ns a tract of land noarPine station, on which largo deposits of firo clay bare been found, called at this office yesterday, aud left specimens of tho throe kinds of clay that is found on his lands. One speoi-mou of the clay is similar to that found at Wayne, and which is being shipped to Williamsporfc in large quantities and used in tbo manufacture of fine pressed brick. Mr, Miller has coutinued his prospecting until he is now fully satisfied that there is an inexhaustablo supply of tho different qualities of clay on his land, and will now proceed to have it tested at various places and iu various ways. If tho testa prove that the clay is suitable for the manufacture of bricks, both for building and paving purposes, and for tho manufacture of sower pipp, lawn ornaments and other purposes for which such clay is generally used, then bo will arrange at once for tbe establishment of a manufactory in this eity. Mr. -Miller is a thorough business man, aud means business in this undertaking. He will invite capitalists to cooperate with him, and if tho tests arc satisfactory, and there is no reason to doubt that thoy will not be, another large mauu factory will bo erected iu Lock Haven which will give coutstaut employment to a large number of hands. With such large deposits of clay almost within the city limits Lock Haven ought to receive a boom that would materially add to its importance as a manufacturing centre. Referred to Chief IVesthrook. The following commuuiaatiou received at this office this morning is respectfully referred to Chief of Police Wetdhrook: Mu. Enrrim:-All Hallowed E'en is :igain nearly here. While I was once a boy myself and like to see boys have a good time, it v, itbiu hounds of anything near propi'-.ety, I givo fair notice, so far as I am concerned, tbat if I am made tbe victim of some of tbe out cages perpetrated ou uitixeuti n year ago, somebody other than myself will pay tbo hill. Oct. 2�, 1SV0. Citizen. bee happy. �'Kindergarden" to-night and die Who K�Umated U�e Work of W. K. HoKan. per K. T. Gall�Rh� Under Their Contract With tbe County Coiiimlflplonera-FatU and FI Korea That Will Soar Claa* Scrutiny. The publication yesterday of the alleged extravagance in building the Island bridges, caused great excitement among citizens generally without regard to party, and the subject was the talk of tbe town and in faot of the whole county, for tbo nowa spread like wild fire. Tho Democrat endeavored to convey the idea tbat tho whole blame, if there be any, rested on Mr. Engle, the Republican Commigsioner, but the people generally are not of that opiuion. Democrats and Republicans are alike of the belief that the only way to secure a full and complete investigation of the alleged extravagance is to elect a full now board of Couuty Commissioners. Tbe books ot tho county can then bo examined and the investigation be thorough. This tbe substance of the talk one bears among the tax payors. General Merrill stated this morning that at tbe hearing in his office In regard to tbe building of the Renovo bridge bo and Mr. Harvey handed the Commissioners, Messn. Gru-gan and Ebgle, a letter iu which the statement was made to them tbat the tax paj'-ers whom they represented were willing to give to tbo Commissioners a bond signed by ono dozen, or one hundred, if required, substantial tax payers of tbe county to secure them personally or the county from any loss which either thoy as Commissioners or the connty might sustain by refusing to build the Renovo bridge. It ia stated to-day that Engineer Welch made measurements of the bridge work done by L. R. Paop and not that doae by Mr. Gallagher. Theodore Ronton, the engineer who tnadothe^moasuroments and estimates for Island bridges, was ^oTWE&eo'yWerday afternoon by Editor Dillon, of the Renovo News, and furnished him with an affidavit, whiah tho following i� a copy. tub eng1sekh IKTEltVIKVED. Following is the interview aud affidavit of Theodore Ron ion as given by M. J. Dillon, editor of tho Renovo Jfeir.t: "Was you tbe inspector and engineer who made the measurements of the stone work done by W. K. HoganandE. T.Gallagher at tho lower or eastern Great Island bridge at Liberty?" "I was." i "Will you state how tbe measurement waB made (?) and the result of your meas-, uremeut (?) of the stono work done by E. j T. Gallagher?" "I was employed by the Clinton county Commissioners to mako a measurement of j tbia bridge. I w�a also instructed by them to make a daily inspection of the work done, so as to see that tbo work was dono properly. I teas at tbo work almost every day during its progress. Some portion of the old wore which was left standing I made the contractor tear down and replaco it with n;w work. Whon the work was completed, I mado the measurement in tbe fdlowing manner; The face of tbo abntnents, wing walls and parapets, or guard sails wore all measured separately. Tho �alls were opened up to show the thickness at the top, the bat tor or alope on tho wals was one inch to the foot, which gavs tbo thickness at tbo bottom. Tbe batter on tin wuIIb was obtatued by reference to the orgiual oontraot mado for the building of thiabridgo in 1802, by the Great Island Brdge Company. Tbe measurement of thestono work built by E. T. Gallagher w� as follows: The west ahutmentwas 1,494 oubio yurds, Tbe pier was..........  0B85.10   '* The east abutment van. 1,833 7.10   " Tho new work oi pier and raising of abutments aud parpst or guard walla was 001 yards. Under-he contract of Messrs. E. T. Gallagher ati !lc, in and for said county, Theodore T, Uouian, who being duly sworn acoordig to law, doth depose and say, that tho satoments contained in tbe foregoing interiQw a*-e true; that the measurements mae of the stoue work dono by E, T. Galigher under, tho cou-traci of W. K Hgau, with tho Commissioners, are a accurate aud correct as they coui possibly be made: that hu has no iutcrest, or never had, direct or iudirct, iu tho saiil contract of E. T, Gallagher aud Hogan; tbat ho had no undorHtanrtig, direct or iudireet, with Messrs, Gallahor or Uogau or any ouo, by which b� was to receive any consideration of auy kind whatsoever for making said measurements, or making an incorect return of tbe actual number of eule yarda of said work i under Measrs. Gsllgher and Hogan; (hat he made said measurmeuts fully and honorably; according to the best of bis ability not influenced by any consideration, except to do his duty fairly and hoporably between the contractors and tbe county. TnEODORE W. RoffroN. Sworn to and subscribed boforo me this S7tb day of October, A. D., 1800. Hakry T. Hall, Notary Public. The Democrats are greatly exercised over the matter aud have called a meeting of the Democratic County Committee. The Committee is in session this afteruoou and while there are many rumors regard ing the action which will bo taken by the Committee nothing defiuite is Known. Th� Women's Kelief Corps, The Women's Relief Corps of this city propose having an entertainment in the G. A. R. Hall, on Friday evening, Oct. 31, at 7:30. The entortainmont will consist of music, recitations and several addresses. AU are welcome. The Department Presideot W. R. C. has set apart Nov. 13, 1390, as donation day for Pennsylvania Memorial Home. Any persons wishing to assist the ladies of corps No. 40, will leavo their donations with Mrs. S. E, Sbultz, No. 5, W. Chnrch street, or Mrs. John A. Robb, No. 524, E. Bald Eagle street. There are at present thirty inmates in the Home, men, women and children who are in need of comfortable clothing for the winter. Anything contributed in the line of clothing, will be thankfully received. Let there be a liberal donation. Kanawha City. The Kanawha City Company is an enterprise based upon a solid foundation, owning, as it does, valuable property, which being most favorably located and having advantages in the wiy of fuel, raw materials and freights, at prices that are the greatest inducements for manufacturing industries to locate there, will undoubtedly mako it ono of the greatest booms" in tho South. Money will be doubled, tribled or quadrupled in a few month by investing money in the stock, and as our friends, Best & Workman have invested ccnitderably in it, and do not hesitate to recommend it to their friends, there most by money it It. cratic conference of the Sixteenth Con-greasionat District convened in this city this afternoon, but adjourned until to-morrow without transacting any business. It is expected that the name of non. Mortimer F. Elliot, of Tioga county, will be presented. The other candidates are John J. Reardon, of Lycoming, and J. B. Benson, of Potter. A nomination will probably be made at once. "Casey's TrouMea." No company that we have ever beard of has ever come to our city with such favor-ble couriers as "Casey's Troubles." They have the unanimous endorsement of tho Now York press ; and this, you may rest assured, will be your only chance to see this superior company, as they will make no stops going from San Francisco to Now York city. We have no doubt of tbeir success here. CttreleM Shooting. Some person yesterday was handling a gun carelessly back of the Irvin House and the result was that a bullet was sent through one of the windows of Mclsaac's grocery store. Fortunately no ono happened to he in range of tbe bullet and no one was hurt. Arcanum  Steetlutf. Regular meeting of Royal Arcanum in tbeir hall to-night at 8 o'clock. R. G. Morris carried out his threat, and sprang his "Kindergarden" on a willing public "Old shipmates" was revenged. "Kindorgarden" was a complete success. It out-nonseuaod nonsense itself, and made people laugh who nover laughed before. -Brooklyn Joitmai. In accordance with a call of the National Uuion at Chicago, a prayer meeting will ba held at the W. G. T. U. rooms to-morrow, from 2 to 4 p. to. Subject of response, "Thanksgiving." The usual mettiag of Tuesday will bo postponed. "The Kindergarden" draw a full house at Williamsport last night and everybody was delighted so says this morning's Gazette and Bulletin. Examine your tickets carefully to see that it is straight Republican. PERSONAL FENCI LINGS. THE DEADLOCK UNBROKEN Fruitless Sessions of the Congressional Conference at Williamspovt. ANOTHER   KESOLUTION   OFFERED. K. P. Sloan has returu.d from Pitt* burg. Mrs. Bertie MaderCasetBvisiting friends iu i'hiladulpbia this week, Mrs. Edward Hogan is visiting her brothor John D. Kelly in Williamsport. Di-. Campbell, a representative of the Equitable Lite Insurance Company, is in town to-day. HiHS Eronu Boob, of Kinsan City, visiting with Mrs. D, B. Clougb, East Bald Engle street. Mr. E. Bigony returned last night from a visit with friends in the eastern part of the State. Mrs. Bigony will not return for a month or more. A trutmsitiuit to SulKtiit the Cv�j;resslon)il Nomination to State Chairman Atulrewa Voted Down-Uopos of � Comuronllle To-Ii�T-Clinton Count? Clay Buds-The Andrews Knitters. Tho Republican CongresHiouai Conference failed to make aoy nomination yesterday, and adjourned until to-day at one o'clock. The Gazette and Bulletin givea the following report of the proceedings since Monday afternoon : A number of additional ballots were entered to the credit of tbe already long and unfruitful lilt-ballot, ballot, ballot, and no change! An adjournment was then taken until 7:30, but it was eight o'clock be/ore the conferees assembled, and soon thereafter a recess was taken for the par-pose of holding a conference between the candidates,the conferrees and their friends. Congressman McCormiok waB present. The question of submitting the matter to the State Committee was discussed, and warmly advocated by the representatives of Tioga and Lycoming, Clinton and Potter, however, did not take kindly to the proposition. Conferree Potter, of Tioga, prepared the following: Whkkea.h, Tbe conferrees now representing the sixteenth Congressional district,after fonr weeks ot fruitless labor, have been and are still unable to agree npon a candidate, and WnEREAS, The near approach of the day of election makes tbe immediate selection of a candidate a pressing necessity, now therefore Kcsolvcd, That Hon. W. H. Andrews, chairman of the Kepubllcan State Committee, Is hereby authorized and requested to appoint three representative Kepnbllcaus. non-resident In the district, as a committee lo select a candidate from among the four persons who nave been voted for by this conference during the past sessions. Second. Thatsald committeeberespectfully ajd earnestly requested to meet at the Continental Hotel. Phtladelpnla, on Tnesday, Oct. 2Stb, for tho purpose of selecting a i^ndldate from among the four persons sow before the conference. seT^pcM-That the said candidates,by tuem-select, shtttT�pptearo�iore"�nitf*VK>iuim9i^'dt tbe time and place mentioned, and shall then and there present their respective claims, tbe demands of their several candidates and the general political situation of the district. Fourth. That said committee, or a major!ty thereof, after having heard the statement of the respective caudldates Shalt, with the least possible delay, name a person as the Republican candidate tor Congress in the Sixteenth district of Pennsylvania. Fifth. That we, the conferrees representing Baid dlBtrlct, hereby agree lo accept the nomination so made, aud u> further pledge our-Belves, as well as the persons we represent, to use all honorable means to secure the election of the candidate who may be so selected. the conference eecosvehss. It was twenty minutes past ten o'olook when the conference reconvened, and Mr. Potter presented and had the above resolutions read. A vote was then taken resulting la a tie, Tioga and Lycoming be-Ing-in favor, and Clinton and Potter in opposition to the proposition. This result had been anticipated, however, as the Potter conferrees had expressed their disapproval and oandidate Hopkins bad intimated bis unwillingness to decide hastily. Later on this gentleman gave notice tbat he would consult with his friends, and that if he arrived at a favorable oonalu-sion he would ask a reconsideration of the resolution. Tbe conference continued in session until almost eleven o'clock, and then adjourned until 1 o'clock this afternoon. The conference met this afternoon and adjourned until five o'clock. NKVK.NIH ANNUAL MEETING. The Andrews Kaiders. At a meeting of Jonn S. BittoarPost, G, A. U., last night, arrangements were oompleted for an exhibition in the Opera House, of Knight's oil paintings of Andrews Raid into tbe heart of the Confed-erocy in 1803. The exhibition will be given under tho superintendence of W. J Knight, tho engineer who oaptured a looomotive and train of oars from a camp of 10,000 rebels. Mr. Knight has exhibit ed his pictures and delivered hiB lecture in most of the principal Qities of the United States, and never fails to hold tho closest attention of bis vast and intelligent audi-euces. The prices of admission will be 2". cents, children 15 cents. Rematnbor the dales, November 18th and l�th. The following members of John S, Bittner Post are the committee of arrangements: G. T. Michaels, Jno. A. Robb, H. D. Lovelaud, Philip Walker, Wm. A. Calder-wood, Lewis Hoover, G. C. Curns, L. C. Furst, S. W. Sigmuud, Daniel Wolf, Jno. Q. Band, II. L. Gould and D. K. Sh4d!e. Tho greatest of all musicnt comedies, the Eiudorgardou, which is to appear at tho Opera Ilouse this evening is an attraction that will ploase everybody. Tbe play is very funny, with new songs and dances, interspersed with elegant music It is said by traveling men that the Kindergarden has more fan and music to tbe square inch tbap. any show on the road. Of the W. U. M. Society of the MortlmuilMr-land Presbytery at It .novo. Kekovo, Pa., Oct. 37.-The Seventh auuual meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of tho Northumberland Presbytery convened on Thursday and Friday iu tho I'reBbytcriau churoh at this place. The first meetiu� was hold Thursday evening and the meeting was for tbe ladies ex. olusive'y. The President, Mrs. Stewart, betug absent on account of sickness, Mrs. Mary Ransom, of the Second ohuroh, Williamsport, was chosen to fill the vaoanoy until the regular election.� The address of welcome was made by Miss Josie Jones of the home society and was' responded to by tho Rev.' Mrs. Stuart Mitchell, of Mt. Carmel. Bible readings, musio and words of ohedr concluded the 'evenings work. Friday moruiug was opened by devotional exorcises, succeeded by responsive Bible readings. The election of officers came next aud reBultedas follows: Presl* dent, Mrs. Mary Ransom.of WilUamBport; Vice Presidents: First, Mrs. J. W. Boal, of Newberry; Second, Mrs. -Laady, Williamsport; Tbird, Mrs. Matthew Gamble, Williamsport; Fourth, Mrs. W;W. Brown, Mill Hail; Fifth, Mrs. Neal, Blbomsburg; Treasurer, Mrs. Stuart Mitohel, Mt. Carmel; Corresponding Secretary, Mias Eva Rupert, Bloomsbnrg;RecordingSeoretary, MrB. A. Furst, Cedar Springs; Seoretary of Freedmen, Mrs. W. W. Brown,* Mill. Hall. Then came the reports of the various societlea-'wbioh were interesting and .gave an idea of tbe great work the ladies are oarrying on through tbeir aoeieties. In the afternoon the children's mission band gave two interesting exercises. Miss Eva Fredericks, a missionary from Idaho, gave a very interesting talk of � mission work among tbe Mormons, also the Rev. J. Hall Young, a missionary who ha� given ten years of his Ufa to missions in Alaska. The Rev. J>. J. Waller, Jr., State Supetr intendent of Public Schools, spent an hour in thtB meeting. lo the evening Rev. Young delivered an eloquent lectnre on missions in Alaska, first describing tbe country, tbe Inhabitants and tbe industries, and the great pie. rVe "un"oTeretanT"tn^t ~B�V^""lonrig_ will arrange a oourse of lectures in this part of the State and we trust that he will not pass Renovo. - Mrs. Baily, of Uarrisburg, ably assisted the meetings and trer talks we're aiwayaao inspiration. Mrs. Baily is tbe Presideot of tbe Synodieal meeting, which meets in Erie this week, and left here to attend to her duties. Over 40 delegate* were present, representing many societies. Tbe Young Peoples Society of Christian Endeavor held a special meeting- in tbe Presbyterian Church on Saturday night and olooted John M. Young a delegate to the State Convention to be held at Pittsburgh on November 5, l>, and 1! Some of our exchanges in the neighbbr'-irig towns say that the "Kindergarden" musical Comedy Company is the best attraction of tbe season. NCWS   AMD NOTES. John B. Beck, a prominent citizen of Williamsport, Pa., died od Saturday night, aged 7S years. He bad been Sheriff of Lycoming oonnty, and served in.both Houses of the Legislature a number of terms. It was reported in Elizabeth, N. J., on Saturday, that the New Jersey Central Railroad Company had purchased all tbe piers and water front at Elizabetnport, formerly owned by tbe Delaware, Laoke-wanna and Western Railroad Company, and that the Central intends to embark in coal shipping on an extensive sxsale. Tbe price paid by the purchasers ia said to be 1250,000. .  , Cora Van Hoosen, aged 22 years, died in Yorkville, a suburb ol Utica, New York, Sunday, from poisoning. Her mother'had mixed "roogh on rata" with flour and meal in a basin, and placed it ou a shelf in tbe pantry to kill mice. While she waa absent from homo Cora and her three.sis-ters made griddle cakes of the mixture. After eating them all were taken violently ill and Cora died. ' It is reported from Newport, Keutucky, that a company baa just been formed there with a capital of $350,000, to manufacture aluminum at a nominal priee. The process has been patented. It involves tbe use of calcium tloride for a flux and a little calcium carbonate in a jacketed fnrnaoe. It required about 46 hours to make tbe first slab. Tho metal can be prodooed at less than 10 cants per pound. A fire in Mobile, Ala , Sunday, destroyed a shingle mill, three cotton compreasea and five cotton warehouses, with 5,630 bales of cotton; tbe Gulf City oil mill, the Mobile ice factory, throe steamboats, 16 freight cars, 11 of them loaded, two eoal and wood yards, a freight depot and a small quantity of freight and six wharves. The tosa is estimated at $050,000 and the insurance at $325,000. A party of young men from Auburn, New York, treed a coon, near Cascade, Sunday, and prooeeded to chop down the tree. Before tbe hunters were aware. of their daugfet tbe Uee toppled over and three of them were strook by the falling branobos. William Dunn, SOyears of age, was killed outright, a large limb ornsb-iog his skull. The other two escaped with severe braises and a few broken bones.   

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