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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - December 2, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                mnm NINTH YEAB-NO. 234. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. TUESDAY. DECEMBEK 2, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS WHAT THE PRESIDEST SAYS His Annual Message to Both Houses of _ Congress as Bead Yesterday. PEOGEES& PEOSPEEirr AND PERIL Be Vrfies the Necessity for Standing By tlie Kew Tariff ana Enters His Objec* tlon Aiainst Any Attempt at a BcTlslon of That Ueaiare, Which B� Believes WiU Meet With the Approval of tlie Feople In I>ne Time-He Favors the Election BlU and Refers to the Kecessity for Apportionment. WASniNGTCN, Dao. 1.-The President's tnoBsago was sent to Congress lo-day. The following is a synopsis thereof: The President introduces his message with tbe statement that tbe vast busioesB of the GovernmoDt has been transacted b; tbe several departments duriot; the year jrith faithfulness^ energy and suoc�ss. Tbe revenues, amounting to above $450,000,000, have been ooUeoted without revealing a ingle oase of defalcation or embezzlement. This good work, the President says, is not his, but is shared bj the beads of the several departtneats, with a great body of faithful officers and employes wbo serve under tbam. OUR FOREIGN RELATI0X8. The President notes the friendly relations of our country with all nations, and refers to the recent conferences held in Washington by representatives of South and Ceottal American ooantries as inark-ing an interestiug and influential epoch in the history of the Western Hemisphere. A noteworthy feature of the Pan-Ameri-oan Conference, he says, was that Brazil, invited under an imperial form of government, shared as a republic in the deliberations and the results of the conference. Toward bhe end of the past year the only independent monarchial goveroraent on the WesUm Continent, that of Brazil, ceased to exist and was sucoeedcd by a republic. Diplomatio relations were at once established with tbe new government, but it was not completely reoogniz-ed until an opportuni-y had been afforded to ascertain that it had popular approval and support. When the ooatse of eveiitg had yielded assurance of this fact no time was lost in extending to the new government a full and cordial welcome into tbe family. THE BARRANDIi AFKAIK. The President refers to the killing of General Barrandia on board tbe U. S. steamer Acapulco, and says U. S. Minister Mizoer exceeded his au thority in granting a provisional order to the Gaatomalian o.'-ficers to take General Barrandia from the Tdssel (in defending which action Barrai:-dia lost his life), and announced that Hinister Mizner has been recalled from his post. AS TO MEXICO. The President ealls the attention of Con-(ress to the various subjeats under discussion with other nations which are pending in a frieadly manner, and continuing, says: "The friendship between our country and Mexico, born of close neighborhood and �trengtbened by many considerations of intimate intercourse and reciprocal inter-ast has never been more conspicuous than now, nor more hopeful of increased benefit to both nations. The intercourse of tbe two ooantries by rail, already great, is making constant growth. Tbe established lines, and those recently projected, add to the intimacy of traffic and open now channels of access to fresh areas of deuiand and supply. Tbe importanse of the Mexican railway system will be further enhanced to a degree almost impossible to forecast if it should become a link in the projected inter-Continental railway. I recommend that our mission'in the City of Mexico be raised to the first-olafs. Tbe cordial character of our relations with Spain warrants the hope that by the continuance of the methods of friendly negotiations much may be accomplished in the direction of an adjustment of pending qusetioos and of the increase of our trade. The extent and development of our trade with the Island of Cuba invest the commercial re-latiunB of the United States and Spain with a peculiar importance. It is not doubted that a special arrangement In regard to commeroe, based upon tho reciprocity provision of tbe recent tariff act, would operate most beneficially for both Governments. Tbe subject is now receiving attention. THE REVENUES. The revenues of the Government from �ll sources for tho fiscal year ending June 30th, 1890, wore $043,903.030.03 and the total expenditures for the same period were �308,018,58152.' Tbe postal re-floipts have not heretofore been included in the statement of these aggregates, and for tbe purpose of comparison the sum of 160,882,097,93 should be deducted from both sides of tho account. The surplus for the year, iuolnding the amount applied for tht liDking fund, was 1105,314,490.03. The reoeipte for 1890 were �16,ft30,�23.79, and tbe expenditures $15,739,871, in excess of those of 1889, Tbe oustoms re ceipts increased $5,835,842 88, and tbe receipts from internal revenue $11,723,191.89, while on the side of expenditures that for pensions was $19,312,075.90 in exoess of the preceding year. The Treasury statement for tho oarrect fiscal year, partly actual and partly estimated, is as follows: Receipta from all sources $400,000,000; total expenditures, $354,000,000, leaving a surplus of $52,000,000, not taking the postal receipts into tbe accocnt. On th* other side the loss of revenue from oustoms for the last quarter is estimated at $25,-000,000, but from this is deducted a gain of about $10,000,000 realized during the first four months of the year. For the year 1892 the total estimates of receipts are $373,000,000 aad the estimates of expenditures $357,833,209.42, leaving an estimated surplus of $15,147,790.58, which, with a cash balance of $52,000,000 at the beginning of tha year, will give $67,147,-790.58 as the sum available for the redemption of outstanding bonds or other uses. The estimates of receipts and expenditures for the Post Office Department being equal they are not included in this statement on either side. THE SILVER MATTER. The act directing the purchase of silver bullion and the issue of the Treasury notes thereon, the President says, has bsen administeied by the Secretary of the Treasnry with an earnest purpose to get into circulation at the earliest possible date the full amounts of Treasury notes oontemplated by the provisions, and at the same time to give to the market for silver bullion such support as tbe law oontem-platoo. The recent depreciation in the price of silver, the President believes, is partly the result of speculation and in part of the recent monetary disturbances, and some months of further trial will be necessary to determine the permanent effect of the recent legislation upon the silver values; but it is gratifying to know that the increased circulation secured by tbe act has exerted and will continue to exert a beneficial iDfluehoa upon business and general values. On the subject of tho International conference looking to an agreement touching the free use of silver for coinage at a uniform ratio, fie President says close observation has been taken of any change in tbe situation abroad, and no opportunity will be lost to promote this result, which he believes would confer very large benefits upon tbe commerce of the world. OUR CIRCULATION. The President says the efforts of tbe Secretary of the Treasury to increase the volume of money iu circulation have been in a high degree suocesBful, and iu quoting from tbe Secretary's report shows that the increase of money in circulation during tbe nineteen months of his administration has been in tha aggregate $93,866,-813, or the amount of $1.50 per capita, and of this increase only $7,100,000 was duo to the recent silver legislation. That this substantial and needed aid given to commerce resulted in an enormous reduotion of tbe public debt and of the annual interest charge Is matter of increased satisfae-tion. There have been purchased and redeemed since March 4th, 1839, four and four and a half per cent, bonds to the amount of $211,832,450, at a cost of $246,-620,741, resulting in tbe redaction of the annual interest charge of $8,976,609 and a total saving of interest of $51,576,706. ELECTION FRAUDS. The President concurs in tbe recommen-datioDB contained in the reports of tbe Secretary of War and Attorney General, and in referriug to the report of the latter official especially ealls attention to the prosecutions of violators of the election laws, and for offenses against United States officers. A number of convictions have been secured, which the President hopes will have a salutary restraining influence. The President also calls attention to tbe evidence disclosed of the issuance of a large number of fraudulent certificates of nataralization,and recommends that tbe laws be so amended as to require a more full and searching inquiry into all tho facts necessary to naturalization before tbe certificates are granted. COMPLIMENT   TO MB. WASAMAKER The President pays a high compliment to the Postmaster-General in a brief reference to the ansnal report of that ofiicial. The business methods of the department, he says, have been greatly improved. A large economy Id expenditures and an increase of four and three-quarter millions in receipts have been realized. Mail routes have been extended and quickened and greater accuracy and despatch in distribution and delivery have been attained. Tbe report, the President says, will be found to be full of interest and suggestions not only to Congress, but to those thoughtful citizens who may bo interested to know what business methods can do for that department of public administration which most nearly toubbes all our people. SATISFIED WITB DAVAL MATTEBS. The PreiideDt �onoan in the reoom- The construction and equipment of new ships for the navy have made satisfactory progress, and important experiments have been made to test the resisting power of armor plates for the naval vessels, TENSION BOSINESS. In discussing the report of theSeeretary of the Interior the President says: The disability pension act, which was approved on the 27th of Jane last, has been put into operation as rapidly as was practicable. The increased olsrioal force provided was selected and assigned to work, aud a considerable part of the force engaged in examinations in tbe field was recalled and added to the working force of the office. The examination and . adjudication of claims have, by reason of improved meth. ods, been more rapid than ever before, There is no economy to the Government in delay, while there is muob hardship and injustice to tbe soldier. The aiticipated expenditure, while very large, will not, it is believed, be in excess of the estimate made before the enaetment of the law. This liberal enlargement of the general law should suggest a more careful scrutiny of bills for special relief, both as to the oases where relief is granted and as to the amount allowed. Tbe admission of tbe States of Wyoming and Idaho to the Union, the President says, are events full of interest: and congratulation not only to th� people of those States now happilv en dowed with a full participation in our privileges and respoDsibilities, but to our people. Naw Al'I'ORTIONTMEST. The decennial enumeration of the people of the Ualted Sut*^ the President says has been completed, and tbe duty now devolves upon Congress of making a new apportionment of Kepreseotatives among the several States. PUBLIC  BUILDINGS. The president calls attention to the fact that daring the Isst session of Congress he vetoed several bills providing for the erection of public buildings, and says that oo class of legislation is more liable to abuse or to degenerate into an unseemly scramble about^the public treasury, aed recommends that a wise economy be exercised and an impartial exaisination be made in eaeh case. AGRICULTURAL MATTERS. The report of the Secretary of Agriculture, the President says, deserves especial attention in view of tbe fact that the ysai has been marked in a very unusual degree by agitation and organization among the farmers looking to an toorease ou the profits of their business. It will be found that the efi'ortsof the department have been intelligently and zealously devoted to the promotion of the interesu devoted to its care. A very substantial improvement iu the market prices of the leading farm products during the year is noticed. The price of wheat advanced from 81 cents in October, 1889, to $1 00| in Oolcbsr, 1890; corn, from 31 cents to oOJ cents; oats, from 19^ cents to 43 cents, aud barley from 63 cents to 78 cents. Meats showed a cubstaotial, but not so large, au iuorease. The export trade in live animals and fowls shows very large increase. The export trade in beef and products and in dairy products was very largely increased, the increase in the article of butter alone being from 15,-504,978 pounds to 29,74^042 pounds, and the total increase in the value of meat and dairy producU exported being $33,000,000. This trade, so directly helpful to the farmer, it is believed, will be yet further and very largely increased when the system of inspection and sanitary supervision, now provided by law, is brought fully into operation. CIVIL BKRVICB TniNOa. The Civil Service law, the Preiiideut cays, has been exeeuted with fidelity and impartiality, and the service has been increasing satisfactorily. GOOD LEGISLATION. The President congratulates Congress and the country upon the passage at the first session of tbe Fifty-first Congress of an unusual number of laws of high importance.  The results of this legialation ill be tbe quickening and enlargement of our manufaetnriog industries, larger and betuir markatc for our bread-stuffs and provlsioDS and more constant ^employment and better wages for our working people. BUSINESS  raOSPERITY. The general trftde and industrial conditions throughout the country during tbe year have, tho President says, shown marked improvement. The President in further speaking of the business prosperity, says that the production of pig iron, always a good gauge of general prosperity. Is shown by a recent oensus bulletin to have been 150 per cent, greater in 1890 than in 1880, and the production of steel 290 per cent, greater. Tbe mining in coal has had no limitation except that resulting from deficient transportation. The general testimony is that labor Is everywhere folly employed, and tbe reports for tbe last year show a smaller number of employes affected by the strikes and lockouts than in any year sinee 1884. The de-presslOD in the prioec of agrioultaral pro- meDdatloncofthiSMrctaryofthe Navy.idnolc had been greatly relieved wd > buoyant and hopeful tone was bef;lntjing to be felt by all our people. These promising infiuenoes have been in some degree checked by the snrprlsing and veryjinfav orablo monetary events which have recently taken pltoe ill Euglaud. It is gratifying to know that these did uut grow in any degree out of the financial relations of London with our peoplf, or out of any discredit attached to our securities held in that market. The return of our bonds and stocks was caused by a money stringency in England, not by any loss of value or credit in tbe securities themselves. ONLY A TEMPORARY  DEPRESSION. We could not, however, wholly escape the 111 effect of * foreign mc netary agitation, accompanied by such extraordinary incidents as charaoterizad this. It is not believed, towefcr, that these evil incidents which have for the time unfavorably affected values in this country can long withstand the strong, safe aud wholesome influences which are operating to give to our people profitable return in all branches of legitimate trade and industry. Tho apprehension that our tariff may again and at ouce be subjected to important general changes would undoubtedly add a depressing infloroce of the most serious character. TABWF MATTERS. The general tariff act has oaly partially gone into operation, some of its important provisions being limited to take effect at dates yet in the future. The general provisions of the law have been in force less than sixty days. Its permanent effect upon trade and prioec still largely stand in conjecture. It is curious to notice that the advance in the prices of articles wholly unaffected by the tariff act was, by many, hastily aaoribed to that act. Notice was not taken of the fact that the general tendency of tbe markets was upward from influsnees wholly apart from the recent tariff legislation. The enlargement of our currency by the cilver bill undoubtedly gave an upward tendency to trade and bad a marked effect on prices, but this natural and desired eSeot of the silver legislation was by many erroneously attributed to tbe tariff act. OIVE IT A FAIR TRIAL. There is neither wisdom nor justice iu tbe suggestion tbat the subject of tariff revision shall be again opened before this law has had a fair trial. It is quite true that every tariS schedule is subject to objectione. No bill was ever framed, I nppose, that in all of its rates and classifications had the full approval oven of a party caucus. Such legislation is always, and neoessarilly, tbe product of compromise as to details, and the present law is no exception, but in its general scope and effect I tbink it will justify tbe support of those who believe that American legislation should conserve and defend American trade and tbe wages of American workmen. The misinformation as to the terms of tho act which has been so widely disseminated at home aud abroad will be corrected by expecieuoo aud tho evil auguries as to its results coafouuded by tho market reports, the savings banks, intarnatioual trade balances, aud the general piosperity of our people. Already we begin to hear from abroad aud from our custom houses tbat the prohibitory effect upon importations imputed to the act is not justified. The imports at the port of New York for thel first three weeks of November were nearly 8 per cent, greater than for tho same period in 1889, and 29 per cent, greater than in the same period of 1838, and so far from it being an act to limit exports, I confidently believe that under it we shall secure a larger and more profitable participation in the foreign trade than we have enjoyed, and that we shall recover a proportionate partieipation iu tho oeean carrying trade of tbe world. FOREION   CBITICISJI. The criticisms of the bill tbat have come to uft from foreign sources may well be rejeeted for repugnancy. If these critics really believe that the adoption by us of a free trade policy or of tariff rates having reference solely to revenue would diminish the participation of their own countries in the commerce of tho world, their advocacy aud promotion by speech and other forms of organized effort of this movement among our people is a rare exhibition of uoselflbhness in trade; and on the other hand if they sincerely beliovo tbat the adoption of a protection tarig policy by this country inures to their profit and our hurt, it is notioeahly strange that they should lead the outcry against the authors of a policy so helpful to their countrymen, and crown with their favor those who would snatch from them a substantial share of a trade with other lands already inadequate to their necessities. There is oo disposition among any of our people to promote prohibitory or retaliatory legislation. Our polioies are adapted not to tbe hurt of others, but to secure for ourselves those advantages that fairly grow out of our favored position as a nation. Our form of government, with its incident of universal suffrage,' makes It imperative that we sbali save our working people from the agitations and distresses which scant work and wages that have no margin for oomfoit always beget. But after all this Is done, it will bo found that our markets are open to friendly commercial exchanges of enormous value to the other great powers. On.rECTION3 TO BARTERING. From tbe time of my induction into office tho duty of using every power and influence given by law to the Executive Do-partmout for the developmeut of larger markets for our products, especially our farm products, has been kept constantly In mind, aud no eflbrt has been or will bo spared to promote that end. We are under no disadvantage in any foreign market except that we pay our workmen and work women better wages than are paid elsewhere-better abstractly, better relatively to tbe cost of the necjssaries of life. I do not doubt that a very largely increased foreign trade is accessible to us without bartering for it either our home market for such products of the farm and shop as our own people can snpply or the wages of our working people. In many ot the products of wood and iron and in meats and breadatuffs, we have advantages that only need bettor facilities of intercourse and transportation to secure for them largo foreign markets. ' A3 TO RECIPROCITY. The reciprocity clause of the tariff act wisely and effectively opens the way to secure a large reciprocal trade in exchange for tbe free admission to our ports of certain produots. The right of independent nations to make special reciprocal trade concessions is well established and does not impair either the comity aue the other powers, or what isknown as she "favored nation clause," so generally found In commercial treaties. What is given to oue for au adequate agreed consideration cannot be claimed by another fieely. Tho state of the revenues was such that we could dispense with any im~ port duties upon coffee, tea, * bides and the lower grades of sugar and molasses; that the large advantage resulting to the countries producing, aud expect a fair return in the way of customs concessions upon articles exported by us to them.was so obvious tbat to have grataitously abandoned this opportunity to enlarge our trade wou'd have been au uupardouable error. There were but two methode of maintaining control of this question open to Congress: To place all of these articles upon the dutiable list, subject to such treaty agreements as could be secured, or to place them all presently upon the free list, but subject to tho reimpoaition of speoifio dutits if the oouutries from which we re. oeived thom should refuse to give to as suitable reciprocal benefits. This latter method, I think, possesses great advantages. It expresses in advance the consent of Congress to reciprocity arrangements affecting these products, which must otherwise have been delayed and unascertained until eaeh treaty was ratified by the Senate, and the necessary legislation enacted by Congress. Experience has shown that some treaties looking t) reciprocal trade have failed to secure a two-thirds vote iu the Senate for ratification, and others having passed tbat stage have for years awaitud the concurrence of the Uouse and Senate iu such modifications of our revenue laws as were necessary to give effect to their provisious. Wc now have the eoncnsrenoe of both houses iu advance in a distinct aud defluite offer of free entry to our ports of specifio articles. The Ex. ecutive is not required to deal iu conjecture as to what Congress will accept. Indeed, this reoiprooity provision la more than an offer. Our part ol the bargain is coa> plete. The delivery has been made, and when the countries from which we receive sugar, coffee, tea and hides have been placed on their free list, suoh of our products as shall bo agreed upon, as an equivalent for our coocession, a proclamation of that fact completes tho transaction, and, in tho meantime, our own people have free sugar, tea, coffee and hides. Tho indications thus far given are very hopeful of early and favorable action by tho countries from which we receive our large imports of coffee and sugar, and it is confidently believed that if steam com  munication with these countries can be promptly Improved and enlarged, the next year will show a most gratifying iuorease in our expoits of broadstuffs aud provisions as well as of some important lines of manufaolured goods. Contiuuine on the subject of reciprocal trade, tho President says the coming session of Cocg'ess will be so short that no working day can be lost, or business retarded at any time. He therefore urges expediency iu the important legislation already well advanced, and renews the recommendation In his last annual message in relation to the developmeut of American steamship lines. The reciprocity clause of the tariff bill, be says, will bo largely limited and its benefits retarded and diminished if provision is not eontem-poraneously made to encourage establishment of first-class steam communication between our porta and the ports of such nations as may meet our overturei for enlarged oommereial exchange. In this oonneotion he recommends a material in- crease iu-the amount now paid fur mail service to steamships plyiog between Sao Francisco and Australian ports, and also urges the eiioourugoment (by liberal appropriations for the mail service) of tbe establishment of steamship lines to run from the South Atlauiio aud Gulf ports to some of thd northern ports of South America. AN INTERNATIONAL BANK. The President renews his recommenda-tiou of tabt year to-tt a charter be granted fur an loteruatioual Americio Bank with a view to facilitatieg money exchanges through European money centers. A NATIONAL BANKRUPT LAW. The enactment of a national bankrupt law tho President btill regards as very desirable. TELEOR^VPn POSTAL SERVICE. The President is iu hearty favor of the use of the telegraph by the Post Office De-partmcut as a means for the rapid transmission of correspondence, lie does not think tho Government should own or operate telegraph lines, but recommends that Congress enact such legislation as will enable the Post Office Department to oontracC with the telegraph companies as it does with the railroad oompaniec to carry communications at specified rates. FEDERAL ELECTION LAW. The President concludes bis message with a vigorous and pointed argument in favor of the adoption by Congress of an effective Federal election law. The present law providing for a Federal supervision of Congressional elections is a good law, but does not go far enough in its provisions. The need of a law which would insure honest elections in all parts of the country has manifested itself, and its wholesome restraints and penalties will be useful. The oonstitotionality of suoh legislation bas been affirmed by tbe Supreme Court. Its probable tffectiveneaa is evidenced by tho character of tho opposition tbat is made to It. It has been denounced as if it were a new' exercise of Federal power and an invasion of tho rights of the States. Nothing could be farther from the truth, the President says, inasmuch as Congress has heretofore fixed the time for the elections and made other regulations pertaining thereto. It is not, therefore, a question whether we shall have a Federal election law, for we have one now and bave had for twenty years, but whether we shall have an effective law. TDK BUSINBS!) OF COUXCU.. Proceedings of the Begnlar December Meeting I,sst Might. At the regular meeting of City Connell last night the members present were Messrs. MoLeod, Scbeld, Haberstrob, Ringler, Kreamer, Kiatler, Seid, Ely, Fulton and President Smith. A petitition from eitizsns of the Fourth ward in reference to a plauk walk was read and referred to the Committee on Streets and Bridges. An ordinance making it unlawful to erect wooden awnings or sheds and awing-ing or other signs across tbe sidewalks was read and laid over for further consideration . The ordinance also provides for tbe removal of such signs or awnings when condemned by the Building Committee. A petition signed by a number of citi zens protesting against Connoil adopting the ordinance relating to awnings and signs was read aid also l^id i^ver. The Finance Committee's report recommending the payment of the bill of A. J. Schuyler as Health officer was adapted. The report of tha Fire Committee on repairs to the Fourth ward hose honse was adopted. The Finance Committee reported in favor of allowing certain claims for ex-onsratlon and against allowing others named in the report and the report was adopted as read. Reports were received from the obief engineer of the fire department, uveiscer of the poor, market clerk and delinqacnt tax collector were read and adopted. The report of the delinquent tax oolleotor showed tbat he collected daring October and November $507.10 of delinquent taxes. The bill of John Candor for $100 for services as health officer was referred to the Finance Committee. Tho City Treasurer's report was read and adopted, as was also the FinanoeCom-mittee report of bills, sal iries, etc., for November and orders were granted for the amount named in tbe report. Tho Fire Committee reported the number of actual fiiemen in the city fire department as follows: Hope Hose, 26; Good Will Hose, 62; Hand-in-Hand Hose, 53. On motion all active Bremen residing within tbe city limits were exonerated from tbe payment of personal tax. The corrected Snanoial statement of tbe city of Lbok Haven for the year ending April 7th, 1890, was reported by the Fl-nauos Committee and adopt^ and ordered to bo published in two payors. The claim of John Baker of valuation wae allowed. Mr. Eistler offered a recolliiion Instroof-insthe City Tieaiuter toi dedaot elty \or a reduction taxes due from persona to wbom ordan are granted, and another lisaolution Instructing tha City Tceacacec to pay no city orders unless within the statata of limitations. The resolntloncwereadopted. On motion the pay of eity laborers WH fixed at one dollar per day daring th* winter months. On motion of Mr. Haberstrob a committee was appointed to fix a cpeoial water rate for the Normal sobool. Precideot Smith named as the oumBittee Hcccra. Haberstrob, Kistler and Ringler. Oo motion of Mr. Seid it was decided to purchase a new wagon for city nae. Oo motion the tax of John K. UoOoo-ald was reduced to one dollar. On motion adjourned. Conncll Becelves � Bid. At tbe meeting of City Connoil laat night, Mr. W. B. Rommel, agent of tbe Improvement Company, woa present, and presented a bid for furnishing eleotrio light for street lighting purposes. The bid was sealed, and as Ur. Bommel stated, was not to be opened until Coancil obtained other bids for furnishing slaetrio light. Tbe sealed proposal was aosepted and will not be opened at preasnt. President ol Connoil Smith, when aaksd tbia morning whether Council would take aojr action in the matter of eleottioctreet lighting said action would be taken. Ha tbougbt the proper way woald bs. to ad-vertice for propoealc. This fas beliSTSs to be the course Coancil will take. A Pitifkl Vase. The Williamspott Oazette and BulleUn says: **A young woman named Anna. Brown, residing with her mother nt 108 Washington street, Williamsport, who baa been sabjeot to fits o( insanity for aoma time, has recently beoome so violent in her paroxysms as to be dangeroos, and she was taken to the insane asylam at Danville yesterday. The case is a pitabia one, and the mother of the young woman, who is an estimable lady, has the sympathy of her friends and ueightMrt In thta aad afflietion." The same paper states tbat tha yonng lady's father died in Look Havnn In 1800^; at the residence of hic father, John Bniw% Esq.  Winter f:ai 'The light saow tbat eommenoed to fall'." yesterday forenoon oontinned ontll kftar � dark last evening and wbsn the atom-: ceased the ground was ooveied to a. daptb > of several inebea with snow. Tbs tern- ^ perators fell gradually until morning whan ; the mercury registered at 14 degrees aboTo ^ zero.  The river is frozsn over with  thin: coating of ioe, and as tbe weather lepotta indioste oontinsed cold weather the ios on-the pondc and basina will likely be attODg : enongh in a few days for akating, Tho cold wave is reported as extending over . most of the country. Mot am the BiU. Punxsutawney Heuu: At the oloae of the performanos by the Waits Comedy Company, last Thursday, at the Hahonlng street Opera House, tbe audience was treated to an act that was not down on programme as printed. It was the marriage of Hr. Byron Q. Harland, tbe noted tenor singer, and Hiss Katharine Ciego, [ tbe star actress. Rev. J. Q. Noble, tha Baptist minister, officiated. After tha oeremony was over the newly Baniad couple were roundly applauded by tha audience. Nlnety>flve Amets. Doling the month of November pinety-Qve arrests were made by the polloe ot Williamsport. Tbe crimes charged and tbe number arrested for each were as follows: Plain drunk, 40; drunk and disorderly, 12; fighting, 6; larceny, 8; ooniar loafing, 5; malieions mischief, 5, false pretense, 4; misoellaneous, 16, Total 95. Six of the number of persons arrested-were females' Indexes Ordered. The Court granted an order thia fora- -noon, at argument court, on petition of, the attorneys directing the County Commissioners to furnish new indexes for mortgages in tbe office of the Register aad Recorder. The Indexes are to ba the same as those for deeds. No Keeling To-Day. Tbe viewers appointed by tbe Conrt to appraise the damages snstsined by tbe Lock Haven Bridge company in making the bridge free ot tolls will meet on Tuesday, December 9i:b. Several of the viewers were In tbe city to-day, owing to misunderstanding as to tbe date. PBKSOIf AI. PEHGIUMSa. Mrs. Henry Mifcbell, of FIcmington, is seriously ill, and her relativea from a dia tanoe- have been snmmoned to her bedside. R. A. Shaw, of Pine Creek, and a larg* -party of hunters from tbat section and Jersey Shore, left yesterday for s two weeks sojourn in the woods. Frank W. Preston, formerly a reportor : lor tbe Williamsport Sun, is in the citf " to-day in tba iotereats of a lltbograpUt. ooDiiuy which ha now raprsasnts.   

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Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

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Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
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Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
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Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

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