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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - October 29, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                uctuh KINTH YEAB-NO- 200 LOCK HAVEN, PA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 2i). 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS IIOIK1NS   fou  conghkss. Tho Republican Congressional Conference Tor UiiK district did a wise thing in nuuiiuating A.. C. Hopkins, K q , of this city, for Cougrcss. Tbe Conference bad been deadlocked for four weeks, the first sosakm being held on Tues.lay, September 3Ctb, and for a timo \t aeemod as if tbe whole matter would have to bo submitted to the State Committee tor settlement. This was happily averted by tbe actioo of tbo Potter county conferreos voting solidly for Hopkins at an early hour this morning oq tbe 235th ballot, and the nomination was afterwards made unanimous. The Iljpabhciiia of Cliuton county foel honored at securing anamination that was justly duo thorn aud tbe voters generally should now rally to the suppoit of the He-pubhean candidate aud help elect hiai by a biff majority. Mr. Hopkins will carry Clinton county if the proper effort is put forth in his behalf, and we feel certain th.it this effo t will bo made as it is to tbe iuterest of tbe entiro county to secure his election, ne is well acquainted with tbe needs of the whole district and has the ability aud influence to properly represent tbo people at Washington. lie is a thorough business man of excellent attainments and will make a business representative, one that will look carefully af.er tbe interests of the Sixteenth Congressional District. Congressman McCormick carried tbe district two years ago by 4,650 plurality and we want to do aB well by Hopkins on next Tuesday. Vote and work to accomplish this. CURRENT COMMENT. "Turn on tbe light" in the Commissioner's office. The way to do it is to vote for Welsh and Kissel. Work for the entire Republican ticket from now until the poll closes. The people want light and want tt badly, especially in Jhe Commissioner's office. Boom it up for Hopkins! Clinton county has not had a Congressman sines the time of L. A. Mackey, years ago, and now that the opportunity is offered to elect a Clinton county man to Congress the voters generally, irrespective of party, should give, the Republican candidate a big majority. The nomination of A, C. Hopkins for Congress has enthused the Republicans of Clinton county to tbo highest pitch and greatly strengthed the county ticket, which was already making strong headway. Tbe prospeo's of electing the whole ticket is very bright and if tbe Republicans do their full duty this desired result can be accomplished. Tns Democrats have put their foot in it again. Instead of tbo County Committee substituting an up-river man for II. fi. Kleokner they placed another Lock Haven . candidate on the ticket at the dicta ion of the ring that oontrols Democratic politics in this county. Will the voters endorse such action ?   We tbink not. Harvey B. Kleckxek was "all right" according to the Democrat of Monday, but to-day the Democratic County Committee decided that he was all wrong and forced him o3 the ticket. They did this against Mr. Kleckner's protest and his emphatic keclaration that be bad co connection with the 840,000 bridge transaction. Clinton's Favorite Son Receives k Uiiiois KoiitiOL iff it m Potter County Comes Over coming anil Clinton. to Ly- HOPKINS WINS THE RACE Ai Will Be Elected {be Next Congressman From This District. GREAT REJOICING 1 THIS CITT When the Good News Was Eeceived of Mr. Hopkins' Nomination, BRIEF  SKETCH  OF   HIS   0AEEEE A Stdf-Mada Man, Respected and Honored by AH WUo Know Him-Everything HarmonlotiR Alone the Line-Heady to Go in and Win and Send This Capable Gentleman to TVeshlsgtan to Represent This ill strict In the National Honse During tbe Next Congress-Another Bomb In the Enemies Camp-Harvey h. Klecle-ner "In the Sonp"-Forced Off the Ticket by the Democratic County Committee Contrary to Hi* Wishes-"Torn on the Light" Don't forget that a United States Sena tor is to be elected this winter and tbe best interests of the State demands tbat a Republican should be chosen. Therefore vote and work to secure tbe election of James W. Fredericks, the Republican candidate for Assembly, tbat Clinton's vote may bo cast for a protection Republican to represent Pennsylvania in the' United States Senate. I The Democratic County Committee this morning succeeded in ft-rcmg liarvey B. Kleckner off tbo ticket, against the strong protest of that geDtlenian and his friends. This virtually brands Mr. Kleckuer as being connected with the 140,000 bridge transaction, although he publicly declares bin innocence, and hiB friends throughout the county should repudiate such an imputation. The Republican candidate for Senator in this district, A. J. Maiotie, is making a strong fight and will give the Democratic candidate a bard rub. Our candidate has excellent prospects of puccees aud tbe Republicans throughout tbo district should give him a united support. Ho is a true friend of the laboring roan and as such will command a big vote among the wage workers.  Vote for Malooe, terests honestly, faithfully and eonscienciouH-ly, and by sLrlct attention to their interests seek to merit their approbation. My hufliuces relations have acquainted mo with their var-Ioub needs and Industrie*; my life, at loast tho greater portion uf it, has been spent In the companionship ami association nf tho citizens or this Sixteenth Congressional District, and I can only say to you, follow citizens, who bave shown this mark or confidence In me, that I will do a.'f in my power to merit It. This conference having Hflen lit to honor me with this nomination, 1 promise you that I wilt use every honorable means to encompass my election. Let. me thank youover again on behalf of mywWf and county for JbJs grant honor which you have Jnst conferred upon us both. THK   BEST  MAN. Clinton's rooster crows for IIopkinB ! A. C. Hopkins, of this city, tbe favorite son of Clinton county, received the unanimous nomination for Congress by the Republican Congressional Conference lor the Sixteenth Distriot, composed of Tioga, Potter, Lycoming and Clinton counties, at Williamsport, early this morning. The nomination vtss made at 2:30 o'clock and was finally affected after a continuous session of six aud a half hours. The long deadlook w&b broken by Potter voting for Clinton's candidate, after the arrival of tbe conferreeB from that county at Williamsport about one o'clock this morniag. The Williamsport Gazette aud Bulletin says: It was the general opinion of all at a late hour last night that a nomination would be made before daylight, as tba several candidates, as well as their friends, recognized tbe necessity for such action. Consequently there was quite a gathering in the oorridors of the Hepburn House up until the time of the nomination, and the news waB hailed with delight. The 12:25 train this moroioe brought from Potter county Messrs. J. N. Peck and W. J. LewiB, of Coudetsport, and II. J. Reynolds, of Ulysses, Potter county. Tbe first two gentlemen were substituted as conferreeB. Immediately after tho result was announced tho doors were thrown open and the candidates and their frionds entered tbe room. Candidates Niles, Ormerod and Collins acquiesced in tbe action of tbe conference aud pledged their united and hearty support of the ticket. Congressman Hopkins held au informal levee, during which he received the warm congratulations of a largo number of his admirers. TbuB ends a conference that will become historic from the length of time required to make a nomination, for the tenacity with which tbe contest was waged and for tbe harmony tbat characterized its close. Mr, Hopkins accepted the nomination in the following language: Gentlemen:-I lhank you for the opportunity that3'on have given me of becoming tbe representative or 175.000 people of this district. They are among' the most prosperous and intelligent ortblsgreat Commonwealth, if elected I shall endeavor to serve their in- Kind Word's From Clinton County's Principal  Democratic Organ. The following quotations in reference to our candidate for Congress are dipped from our esteemed contemporary tho Daily Democrat of the 27th hut: "The Republican Congressional Conference at Williamsport has not yet made a nomination, although tbe conferreas of Clinton and Lyooming, voting for A. C Hopkins, of this county, have given it every cbano* to do so. With the Republican party of this district united upon a popular nominee like Hopkins the Democrats do not stand much of a chance. * * * * * * * As wo have said before, however, if we must again be represented in Congress by a Republican, tho people would like to have tbe best man thoy oan get. And we rather think that among the four candidates presented at the Williaras-port Conference our Clinton county friend A. C. HopkinB, would best suit the masses. We are positive tbat he would the people of this county, anyway, where he would get a big vote. Mr. HopktUB is one of our most extensive business men and hiB operations in lumber have kept things stirring and given employment to many men who have been paid liberal wages. Consequently Mr. Hopkins is a popular gentleman among tho people. As a business man be is prompt, correct and just, and personally is a man whom nearly everybody likes. Doubtless be has some enemies-who has not? Rut they are few and far between, and his personal and business record is one to be proud of. As a member of Congress, while bo would doubtless be a firm aud consistent Republican, we believe he would treat tbe Democracy fairly and in an honorable manner represent the whole people, while the local interests of the county and district would be certain to receive particular attention. We believe that so far as the Democracy of this district are concerned they would prefer Mr. Hopkins in any other Republican who could bo named for the Congressional office, because he is a man of the people, knows their wants, sympathizes with them and is always ready to assist them in any manner in bis power. Asa citizen he is active, public spirited and liberal, and in a charitable way is ono of those men who always endeavors not to let his left hand know what his right hand dottb. For the 22 or 23 years that we have known Mr. Hopkins we have known him as a man of principle and its a business man thoroughly reliable." nOW IT WAS DOXK. isfactioo, aud the belief that a nomination would soon bo made was general. Tbe conference reconvened at eight o'clock last nigbf, prepared for tho all night session, if such should be fouud necessary. THE NKWS IN TlIKCITY. General Rrjoit-ing AmwB the Masses Over the Glad Tidings. Tho news of the nomination of A. C- Hopkins for Congress reaohed this city at an early hour this morning and created the greatest enthusiasm among the citizens. The' farmers from the country who were attending market caught tho inspiration and irrespective of party joined in expressing their approbation of the nomination. Democrats aud Republicans hailed each other to inquiro whether they had heard the news of "Hop's" nomination and then as conversation was indulged in, grew enthusiastic over the fact that Clinton county's claims for tbe honor had been recoguized aud A. C. Hopkins nominated. A number of Democrats were heard to express their opiuion tbat Mr. Hopkins would receive almost the unanimous vote of the county. Tbe popularity of Mr. UopkinB could not have been better proven tban by tbe enthusiasm which his nomination baa created in this city. On his arrival from Williamsport as be stepped from the oars tbe ovation began and band shaking and congratulations of frionds retarded his progress from the depot to his carriage. The feeling is general to-day that tbe nomiuatiou of Mr. Hopkins gives additional strength to the already strong Republican county ticket and tho most sanguine expectations are indulged in of electing every man ou tbe ticket. The popularity of A. C. Hopkins is further shown by the devotion of the many men who have a) different times been under big employ. To a man thoy will vote for htm and are gratified at tbe aotion of the conference in nominating their friend and benefactor. A   SKLF-MADE   MAN. Sketch The   8elp*  Taken That   Htoke  the  Long Deadlock. ' The Republican Congressional Conference reconvened at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and immediate); upon coui-LT ing together Conforrco Myers, of this couuty, submitted tbo following: Whekkas, In the opinion of the liienilmcs of tills conference a speedy nomination should lie made, and Wiikkeas, We defm It ueLter that a nomination KlmuM be made if possible by the conference ltseir rather than by parties nnttihle the district, therefore noli-wl, That this conference remain In session from s o'clock this evening until 5 o'clock lo-rnorrnw morn tug. unless a Humiliation he eheeled at an earlier hour, and that all honorable tUbi'.h be made nmom; ourselves to agree upon � nominee, and that in the event of a nomination not having been m�*!e by mat time that the preamble and resolutloiiK offered last night b> Mr. Potter far the notuilon of the present deadlock shall then be agreed upon. The lime ol meeting of the committee t'icrelu mentioned (o be changed from October 28, 1WH), to October 'ill. 1MI0, at 1 o'clock p. m., �t as hoou thereafter an possible, and that we hereby pledge ouihelvcKS to paSN said preamble and resolutions at the time aforesaid. Tbo gentleman moved tho adoption of tbo resolution, aud for the lirst timo sincu the conference has been in session a majority vote was cast in the affrmativo. Tbe six conferrees of Clinton and Lycoming, aud ono from Tioga voted yen, tho other two from Tiller* aud Puttei's three boing opposed. This action was tbo cause ol much good feeling, aud it was a loosening of tho deadlock which so long prevailed. The news was received outside with much sat- r the  Career  of the Republican Nominee  for Congress. AlbertC. Hopkins, the subject of this sketch, first saw tbe light of day in Cbatauqu* Co., New York, on tho (5th day of December, 1837. In 1853 be was sent to tho Westfield Academy, and in 1855 entered Alfred College, in Allegheny, Y., where he was the schoolmate of Mortimer F.Elliott and fi. G. Sobeiffolen, of Wellsboro, Pa. From 1856 he was engaged in teaching school, clerking etc, until 1801, when he wont to tho Pennsylvania oil regions, where in the short period of ono week he lost all tho hard-earned savings of the past. Iu 1862 he engaged in the mercantile business at Troy, Pa.r with G. D. Long, under the firm namo of Long �fc Hopkins, and in 18G7 moved u Lock navon, where he engaged in the lumber business, tiinoe that time ho has been constantly engaged in that business, having for his associates various gentlemen, residents of Clinton and other counties of tho state. His first venture in tho lumber business at Lock Haven was with A. H. Best and P. T. Dickinson as his associates. Mr. George Weymouth, his present partner, has been connected with Mr, Hopkins in business for over eighteen years-or since 1872. For several years Nelson Uyera, of Williamsport and E. C. Best, of Roueeycrte, West Virginia, were partners with Hopkins & Weymouth. In JS77 tbe firm of Hopkins & Weymouth adopted the system of paying for all labor at the mills in cash, once a week, and Mr. j Hopkins has coutiuued to do this to tbo present date, thereby not. only gaining the good will and confidence of his employes, but wherever ho is known ho is strong and popular with the laboring classes. His extensivo business operations have been conducted iu Lycoming, Clinton, Ceutte, Clearfield, Indiana and Jeil'orsou counties, where, in various ways, ho has furnished employment annually lor from 1,200 to 1,500 men. He expects to continue his business operations and with this prompt pay and fair dealing policy, retain the respect and good will ol bis men. A. C. nopkius was largely interested in tho lumber business with tho late General W. D. Irvin, and also in the purcbaBe aud selling of timber lands. Tho firm name of 1 Hopkins tfc Irvin was as familar as household words, along tho Susquehanna, while they were engaged in tbe business of manufacturing, buyiog and selling square timber. Their trade was tho largest of any lumber tlrm on the West Branch, as well as tbo most successful, and among tho river men and raftsmen no name la held iu higher esteem to-d.iy than that of A.C. Hopkins. Notwithstanding the many losses incur-[red by lumbermen, on account of goods KLECKNER BOUNCED. Hltf Namo Stilcken From the Democratic Ticket by tbe County Committee To-Day and Lyon* lUuseiuA Placed Tbereon- A Stormy Time. The Democratic County Coramit'.ee met in this city yesterday afternoon aud if reports of the proceedings of the meetiog as in circulation � to-day are true, there was stormy timo among tho Democracy. The Ktitemeut was made tu the meeting, it is said, tb.^t some of tbo county members of the Committee were "fight'.ug the ticket." This remark brought a geutlc-man from the country to his feet and ho proceeded to inform the astonished Committeemen that there was considerable 'fighting tho ticket" going ou. Another member of the Committee is said to have declared that tbe people are tired of voting for members of one family from "Adam'b timo dowu to tho day Gabriel blows bis horn." There was animated discussions on several subjects, but as tbe meeting was secret quo the public of course cau only obtain seuoud-handed information, as to what tbo discissions were about. Tho Committee adjourned to meet again ti-day kleckner had to oo. The Democratic Co. Committee met   again this morning iu pursuance   of   adjournment, and from what can bo learned the proceedings were no more harmonious than at yesterday's session.  Tbo came of Harvey B. Kleckner, one of the Democratic candidates for County Commissioner, was taken from the ticket and tbe name of Lyons Mussina, of Lock  Haven,  substituted. Tho name of John S. Bailey, of Westport, it is said, was suggested to take the place of Mr. Kleokuer's, but as was the case iu tbo Democratic County Convention, tbo up-river region was ignored, aud one more Lock Haven man given a place on tho ticket.   That the Democratic voters  of Renovo and other up river districts will approve of this action of the Committee is not at all likely.   Aud  what Mr. Ivleck-ner's friends will  think of tbo Committee's action wilt be shown by their vote next Tuesday. AH the Late flows aud Views of the City Up to 3:00 P. M. and fires. Mr. Hopkins'paper has never ' rnDnnflT V mm T| UAPPIi'HIHrQ been protested, nor has ho dishonored a ! *MiUMM   XVhU Jlii 11-&H111U0. just debt.   Although not a voter at tho j _ time, he hurrahed for Geueral Fremont, and cast bis first vote for Abraham Lincoln. Since thou he voted for every Republican President, and has been an active worker in tho Republican ranks. He will carry Clinton eounty hy a handsome majority, with excellent prospects for a majority iu every county of the Sixteenth Congressional District. GOTTEN UP Dt A READABLE FORM A Man Drowned at Qave.u'a Kiiu-Iiund in-Hit ml Suppor-Out lothe Wtt-Ntw Turk Herald, June 13 -Tim Kiuderc�rdtru Ln�t Night-The ltrldce Viewers -8awed Otit -The Inland Bridges. A sad drowning accident vc*;ujred last oveuing above the Queon's Run dam and Cyrus Sweyer, a workman employed in making repairs to the Queeu's Run railroad bridge lost his life. The aocident occurred about 5:30 in tho evening and happened at the bridge. As uear as can be learned the particulars are abour as follows: A small car or truck loaded with stone was run upon a Mat on which Sweyer and two other mou were at the time. The car ran to ooe eud of the tl.it when the craft capsized aud in a mouunt the three men were struggling in the water. There is a considerable flaod in the river tnd tbe ourreut is swift. Sweyer who could not Bwiin sank before assistance could reach him but the other two men swam to the shore. The unfortunate young man was a resident of Nippeuose valley, aged about 22 and unmarried. The Island Hrirfge*. The cosily stono work on the Island bridges was tbo talk of tbo town up to this morniug, To-day political movements furnish themes for conversation and for tho time being tbo Island bridges are talked of only as they enter into tbe discussions of citizens on political affairs. Tbe transactions have not been explained away, however, and it behooves tbe votors to cry a halt and deraiud au icvestigation of tbe County Commissioners' office. This can best bo douo by Republican officials, as tho Democrats have so long controlled tbe otllco that they will be loath to uncover anything that will bring any member of their party into disrepute. Investigate tho Commissioners' office and lot it be done by Republic ids, therefore elect Welsh and Kissell and have the work done thoroughly. llaud>io-H�nd Supper. Tbo publio should keep in mind the fact tbat on Saturday night Haud-in-Hand hose compaoy will servo their annual supper at tbo Montour House. This supper is given for the benefit of the companyaud the ladies who are making efforts to have it a grand success should meet with the most liberal encouragement. The firemen too should be assisted, as the money acquired in this way is devoted to improving tbe property of the company in tbe First ward. Give the boys a rousing benefit, aud when your hour of peril comos, and your property is in danger of being destroyed by tbe fire fiend, they will be prompt iu responding to your call for assistance. Tbe price of a ticket is only coots. When you arc called upon by any of tbe committee and asked to purchase a ticket flay "yes, give mo half a dozon," pay for them aud you will sleep sounder and rest more contentod when you retire to your couch at night. Give the boys a helping hand. All committees connected with the supper are requebtid to mctt at the Hand-in-Haud hose house to-morrow evening at :30 o'clock. Mew York Hermld, June 13. A rather humorous affair ocourred yesterday morning just before tho rehearsal of "Casey's Trouble's." It seems they havo been using tbe dogs during the rehearsals, and it haB been Mr. McMuIlen's duty to take them out of a wire cage and bring them up stairs on a chain. Tbe ohainB wore somewhat tangled and Mc. Mullen had to go into the cage to adjust matters, which he did with the greatest precaution, using such endearing expressions as "nice doggy," "purty doggy." He stooped to untangle the obain,* just then the spotted hound teized him by the broadside of his pants, taking a piece the size of a full moon out of it. McMullen dropped the chain and with a howl tbat would bave shamed a Comanche chief, dashed up the stairs, shouting "come down, some of ye play actors, and luk after thim bastes. Oi'll not touch thim agin Bo bivins, Oi'm pisined fer loife." also succeeded )u capturing ouo of Blenheim's fair daughters, and they were mai-riod, but ho was arrested yesterday ou a charge of horse cteiiing, aud it turns out that bo is C. E. Miller, a veterinary surgeon from Pennsylvania who is wanted iu tbat State ou several charges. It is also charged th-it ht> has hiJf a djzo i wive-i iu tbo stuti'.s. BARNOM'S SHOff IN A WRECK. Severn I  hive* tost and Considerable Pro-perty Damaged. Maco>', Ga.t Oct. 28.-Barnum'a circus train, iu five seotious, left Macon this morning for Athens on tbe Covington aid Macon road. Flvo miies from Monticello the trainmen lost contrbl of the third section on a long down grade, and it dashed into the rear of the second section, on the end of which was tho cook's aar, preceded by a car containing horses. A maa named Kelly, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the car was killed, and another man unknown was badly hurt. Eight horses in the forward car were killed. Tho two engines pulling tbe third car were derailed and badly damaged, as were six or eight oars followiog. Tho fireman of tbe first engine, Lewis Glenn, was instantly killed. The engineers of both eugtnes and the other fire-meu jumped. The show will lose two or three appointments. Tho traoka will be cleared to night. A Bear Drags a Trap. Lou Loding, of Renovo, shot a bear on the mountains south of Renovo, Monday afternoon, which weighed 200 pouudB. The Keics says: "The bear wascaught by its front paws in a trap which Mr. Loding set for the purpose of ensnaring such animals. After having been caught the bear dragged tho trap a distance of three tjaar-terslof a mile, but tho path taken was easily seen, and by following that brnin was found,and a shot from a rifle deprived it of life." Mortimer F. Elliott Nominated. The Democratic Congressional Conference for this district was in session at Williamsport all of last night. This morning at 5 o'clock Hon. Mortimer F. Elliott, of Tioga county,was nominated as the Democratic candidate for Congress in the Sixteenth district. Mr. Elliott is an ex-congressman, having been elected congressman-at large several years ago. Sawed Out. The Hopkins mill at Reynoldsville, shut down for the season on Monday, the stook having been all sawed out. Over eleven million feet of pine, hemlock and bard wood lumber was out during tbe season. All the men from thtB city tmi vicinity who were employed on the mill came home yesterday. Junior Order of United American Mechanics. All members of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics are requested to meet in the G. A. R. reception room tonight at 8 o'clock sharp, for the purpose of electing officers and making preparations for the institution of the order. The Kindert�rden" I.�it Night. Plenty of fun aud lots to spare was the verdict of tho largo audience that gathered at tho Opera House last night to sea "The Kindergarden." Tho plot is about tho thinnest of all the so-called musical comedies that has yet visited this city but the company is a capable ono. Iu fact it is a tirst-class vaudeville attraction composed o( good singers, good dancers, good comedians, good dressers, good music and several pre-posscssing young ladies.. Tyrone will enjoy tho spurt to-night The Tax on Tobacco, Cincinnati, Oct. 2S.-To-day's issua of tbe Western Tob.zcco Journal eoiitiinsthe following: Mansfield, O., Oct. 24. In response to your letter of the 23d, I have lo advise you that the express purpose of postponing the taking effect of section 30, of the taritr act. which provides for a reduction of internal taxes on smoking and manufactured tobacco, irom 6 cents per pouud under the old { law to 6 cents per pound until after the first' pay of January, ism, was that 11 was believed the general law took effect on the 6lh of October. Tbe lapse of nearly three months would be suillclent to exhaust the supply ou hand and therefore no rebate was provided as in some fnrtlier reductions. I understood it distinctly that way, and 1 have no doubt that all who participated In the conference took the same view of the matter. Very truly youT, John Sherman. Of all the liars that ever went unhung, 'tis a traveling combination that advertises that which they do not do. Rice's World's Fair Minstrels does juBt what they advertise to do, give you an old time minstrel show. You all know us by reputation. Sorenely yours, Billy Rice, Frank Moran, Crandall & Clark., the tally-ho trio, and a host of others from both sides of tbe Atlantic. Say nothing of our justly celebrated metropolitan brass band and orchestra, direct from Niblo's garden, New York, at tbe Opera House Saturday night. Coming soon, the king laugh makers in old time minstrelsy with Rice's World's Fair Mu'Btrels, Stronger, greater, grander than over. Laughingly yours, the public's most obrdient servants, Billy Rice, Billy Birch, Frank Moran, Frank Kent, Crandall & Clark, and a host of others. Rice's World's Fair Minstrels, soon with you. The It ridge Viewers. The mt'u appointed by tbe Court to view tho Lock Haven bridge aud assess tbe damages which the company will sustain by it being made freo of tolls, met this forenoon at the Court Houfe. Owing to tho lato hour when some of the viewers arrived an adjournment was made until 1:U0 this afternoon. Snow at Kane, There was an inch of snow on the ground at Kane yesterday mornirg, and at John-bod burg there was several inches of "tbe beautiful." A few flakes fell iu this city yesterday afternoon. HE CUT A WIDE SWATH. A Festive Veterinary Surgeon  Files Hlch lint Comes to drier. Woodstock, Out., Oct. 28.-A Pouu. sylvania German has been masquerading around here in tbe guise of a cowboy for some time, buying farms and cutting a wide swath. The field of operation was in a German settlement in Blenheim town, ship, near tho sceue of tbe Beuwell tragedy. Tbo stranger showed checks,amom;t ing hi value to $25,000, and, whether good or not they mcsmorizrd the neighborhood. He purchased several farms in tbe neighborhood at high figures, giving notes for payment. Ue took possession and began o dispose of the poultry and stock.   He The Republicans of Clinton owe a vote of thanks to Potter county for breaking tho Congressional deadlock in favor of Clinton's candidate, and they will no doubt bo glad to reciprocate when the occasion oQcrF. It took some time to have tho conferonce recoguiza the just claims of Clinton couDty, but it did so finally and it only remains uow for tho Republican voters of tbo district 11 heartily endorse the aotion of tbo Conference to sucuro the triumphant election of Mr. Hopkins. ThbS-10.000 bridge piers at Great Island will proveut any mora bridge building until tbo County Commissioners offije has been placed iu charge of Republicans, so that tbe books may be overhauled and reforms instituted tbat will prevent methods of doing bush-oss iu such a reakless manner. I'KKSONAL PKNCILINUS. Mrs. A. H. Wheolook, of Williamsport, and Mrs. Lebo, of Lykons, visitod yesterday with friends in this city. Thomas Livingston, a brakemau on the middle division,had his right hand smashed while coupling oars at Ridgway, The amputation of two fingers was necessary. 05   

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