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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - December 26, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YE AK-NO. 254. LOCK HAVEN, PA., FBIDAY. DECEMBEK 26. 1890. PKICE-TWO CENTS EVENINGMEXPBESS PAPILL     THE ELECTION KIMSI^E BKUTHKKS---PPBI.ISHERB THK   WE.ITHEK. The following foreouBt of ihe weather is furnlBhed by the Chief Siirnal Officer at WaBbiogton: Fnrecatt till 8 a. m. Saturday: UoDtinaed cold and heavy sno*. A jADUor*, Vhrlltmaa Prelent. . R. H. Krebs, jiuitor at the Court Hou�e, was presented yesterday by the Court House oiBciiilB with a pair of gold specta-oles. Mr, Erebs appreciates the kiodutSB of the offloials and prizes his gift highly. Barlow,* MInctr,!,. Th� Opera House was well filled last nigkt to enjoy the performance of Barlow Brothers Minstrels. Several of the features were excellent and those present were generally plaased with the show in its en-tlrity. S�l� of m Viklnable F,rm. Mr. William M. Allison has sold bis farm near Parvin post uffise in Kittiny Valley to Messrs. L, A. S. and R. H. Furst, trading under the name of Furst Brothers. Mr. Allison intends to remove to Howard where he will open a meat market. Vas Aware of the Oondition of Things and Considered the Oaso Hopeless. SAIS UNDUE INFLUENCE PREVAILED the holiday gave liberty to be at the fire bad only thought and one heartfelt merry Christmas greeting. Bow fortanate that the fire did notbreak out an boar and ft half iiatar ! At that time tbousanda would have been in the theatre. How many of these could have made their escape may be conjectured. A holocaust woald have been the result. Married by an AM,rBian. Mr. Jamet Conner and Miss Nellie O'Day, both of Westport, were united in holy marrlmony Wsdoesday, December 21, by Alderman N. B. Dorey, at bis offise in this uitj. Mr. Tinotby Bulger and Hiss May Bell, of Westpott, were bridesmaid ftcd graomsman. AO Ica Oorice at Whcthain. Tfa e warm days in the early part of this week melted the snow enough up river to oraata a slight raise in the river, and yesterday the ice from a abort distance above Renovo broke up and moved down to Whetham where it formed a gorge. There is no probability of the ice breaking up on the river here at present* ICInalT'Elcht T,aTl Old. The Center Democrat says: "The proud diatinetion of being the oldest man in Huntingdon aounty is claimed by Mr. Houofc, the father of Rsr. W. A. Houok. He has lived for ov,r seventy yeara in a konsa at Newborg, Trough Creek Valley, and is reputed to havD celebratsd 98 birthdays.  Ho is still in vigorous health." a Voll-Fledcwl Fireman; Sigmund Simon, more familiarly known as "Bliiz" Simon, was presented Wednesday evening with a fireman's hat and belt, for distinguished services in eXLinguishing a fire, recently, which threatened to destroy property worth millions, but didn't. The presentation speech was made by 'Bob" MoGhee, on behalf of the Mayor and fire department, and was briefly responded to by Mr. Simon. The hat and belt may be seen by eal'.ing at the popular clothing house of Simon Brothers. PERSONAL PEI(cn.IIiaB. Miss Zjena Krebs, of DuBois, is visiting relatives in Lock Haven. Mrs. Mary Shannon, of Winverburn, is spending a few days in Lock Haven. Mr. John Krebs and family, of Smith-ville. New Jersey, are guests of R. H. Krcbs. David Carpenter, of Jersey Shore, is visiting his son L. T. Carpenter and fami. ly in this city, Mrs, Thomas Logne and daughter, Mrs. Mahair, of Marceline, Md., are visiting relatives in this city. Mrs. Ed Clark and her brother Joseph Hunt, of Ere, are guests of their mother, Mrs. Hunt, Water street. Miss Minnie Sauers, of Williamsport, is spending a few days in this city as the guest of Miss Mame Kulp. Mr. and Mrs. C. JI. Barr, of Sterling Run, are visiting Mrs. Barr's mother, Mrs. P. C. Allabach, In this city. Miss Maud Darling came down from Winterbarn on Wednesday to spend Christmas with friends in this city. Rev. F. Seubert, pastor of St. Angnes Church, is enjoying the pleasure of a visit from his mother, who resides at Lebanon. James M. Thornton and wife, of Williamsport, spent Christmas in this city as the guests of E. B. Thornton and family. Frank Smith left this morning for New Bethlehem, Clarion county, and will resume bis duties as a school teacher next Monday. Mark and Edwin Brung&rd, sons of County euperintendent BruBgard, went to Sugar Valley to-day to spend their vacation. Miss Alice McNaul arrived here yesterday from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the guest of her brother E. 8. McNaul and family, East Main street. Mr. and Mrs. H. Byxbe, of Youngstown, Ohio, are visiting relatives in this oily. Mr. Bjxbo was formerly one of the editors of the Mnterprise published in this city. Mrs. 0. D. Satterlee and Mrs. D. F. Qood made the female Inmates of the poor bouse happy yesterday by presenting them ivitb a number oi aiticlM which they needed badly and highly appreciated. He Declare, that the ClergT I.eti the People to tha Pol,, Like Sheap, and Sa j, that in Cartain Instaace, Threat, of Spiritual Fcnalilc, Were Kade-O'Brlea and Oil] at Boulocn,. Dublin, Deo. 25.-In an interview today before bis departure for Ibis city Far-nell said: "Being aware of the conditions we had to fight in Kilkenny I knew that the carrying of the seat was almost hopeless. 1 never expected to win, but the majority says there was." Reporter-" Your oppoients say you m:ida allusions to infiuencea used unfairly against Scully." "Yes," said Pirnell, "The conduct of the priests almost surpasses belief. The pressure brought to bsi . upon the masses of the peopl, who would have voted for us had they been left to exercise their own judgment without intimidation, was undreamt of. Was it for the priest to hold over his Qoaks threats of spirutal penalties? It is a serious matter. Certainly interfer. enoe with the liberty of an elector cannot bo tolerated. othee decl.1kati0n3. "This is not all. Cases occurred of which there is the fullest proof that threats of personal violence were used. Had another Sunday elapsed before the voting it is not improbable that our vote would have been diminished. It is remarkable and an eaoouraging fact that in districts where the people wore not coerced by priests, wa polled ninety per cent, of the votes. I wished to penetrate the district around Castle Corner, but was prevented by the fear of bloodshed." "You may have observed," said the reporter, "that McCarthy has been saying that North Kilkenny was one of the worst districts for the anti-Parnellltes to fight." 'It is one of the very worst for us," Farnell declared. "Tba southern division has been better. The priests led the people in North Kilkenny to the poles like sheep. In many oisas where they aould not oooroe th, paople they prevsuted their voting. If a petition were lodged it could be backed with such evidence tj prove undue influence as to make a result of our favor certain. "Sjully is a strong Catholic, but he sees clearly that if the priests are permitted to Infiuenoe the coming election Ireland will be lost. The general election is not far distant, and I shall push forward preparations for it." PIlOarECTS fob the flture. "What view do you hold of the prospects of the different parties." To this question Parnall replied: ^'Should dissolution occur soon Gladstone will have very little ohanca of returning to power. As to my poiitioa time is on my side. I purpose leaving Kingston by to-ni^'ht's mail. I may be detained in London for a few days on matters con. cnrning the reorganizitiun of the party. I expect on Monday to stirt for Franco to meet O'Brien, On my return from Paris I shall take a few days rest. I intend to resume the campaign in Ireland early in the new year, opening at Limerick. From there I go to Eonis, Waterford and other centres." Parnell went aboard the miil boat at Kiugfctau at 7:30 o'clock this evening. There was no demonstration at his departure. o'brien .\sd oill arrive at uooloo-se. Paris, Deo. 25.-O'Brien and Gill, the Irish delegates who left New York on the steamer Obdam, arrived^at lioulogne at 11 o'clock this morning. The two envoys were met at the landing plnoo by MoCar-ty and BuUivan. They said they were overjoyed at the result of the recent eleo-tion held in North Kilkenny. Byrne, editor of the Dublin Freemait^s Journal, had an interview with William O'Brien, lasting two hourB. Byrne reported his position as a Parnellite, and endeavored to prepare a way for the holding of a conference of the loaders of the two sections of the Irish party in Paris, BIO FIKE AT BALTlnOBE. The MaaonlG Timple Bariied With MaoT Costly Kicordl. Baltimoke, Deo, 25.-The Masonic Temple was burned to-day, together with nearly all the records of the Grand Lodge since its organization mors than a century ago, with the paraphernalia, uniforms of individual lodges, costly banners, relics that cannot bo replaced, and what threw more light upon the early history of the city and the fine library of the Grand Lodge. The fire broke out iu the flies in the theatre on the second and third floors, which is occupied by Forepaugh's. The fine building, which had cost 1150.-C'OO, was entirely g itted. The loss will be very heavy.  The crowds of people that Christ ma. In th, Ci'r. The weather yesterday was perfect and just what was needed at Obriatmag time. The air was crisp and biting and the aleigbing excellent. The day was generally observed aa a holiday and all business was suspended, lu the evening there were crowded houses at all the ehurches where Christmas entertainments were given, and those who were not inclined to attend any of the ohurob festivals went to the Opera House to hear the miostrels jokes, Tha observances of the day in the ohurcbes began early in the morning with the Citholic congregations, Attbe Water Street Catholic Church the first mass was suug by the Qhildren at 6 o'clock, the second at 8 o'clock and the third mass at 10:30, when High Mass was eelebrated. The choir was strengtbaued by reinforcements for the occasion and Miss Mary A. McCaffrey acted as organist. The singing both at the Water Street and East Park Street Catholic Churches was very fine. A special feature of the eutertaioment at the Reformed Church was an orchestra of four pieces in connection with the vocal musis. All the entertainments were highly auecassful and a souroe of great pleasure not only to the children and older folks, who were presant as audiences, but also to those who devoted their time and labor to the preparations for tha occasion. "Ob the Prontlor" at Forepaach',, An immense throng crowded Fure-paugh's Temple Theatre last night to see "On tha Frontier." Standing room only could be had except by early comers, and a number of persons were unable to ob-evsn that. The audience was as euthnsi-astio as it was large aad greeted each hit of tha hero and heroine impersonated respBOtlally by Mr. Hardie and Miss Von Leer, with shouts and prolonged applause. At the end of aaoh act the curtain was raised and at the end of the third act the prinoiples were forced to appear bofure the curtain. Among the many special features deserving praise are the burning at the stake, the attack on the ranch, and in the last act the extermination of the real live Indians, which give a realastic air to the whole performance. The drama is strong and the company an exoellant one. The singing and dancing wore capital, and the genuine Indians introduced elicited much applause.-Baltimore, Md., Daily JVeirs. At the Opera House Monday evening. WHAT flLLIAMSPCRT WANTS StieQuona Effort! Being Hade to fiecnre an ImportantiLcck ]GbTeh Indnstiy. LOCAL HAPPflHHGS OF TWO DATS. MEWS   AND  NOTES. The house of Peter Ermire, at Wilmore, Penna., near Altoon-i, was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning, and Mrs. Ermira perished in the fiames. William Duryea Hughes, a lawyer, was arrested in Now York, Wednesday, on the charge of having forged the divorce do-creo that vnabled Mayor Pendleton, of Fort Worth, Texas, to marry a telephone girl. President Harrison Wednesday issued a proclamation inviting all the national of the earth to take part in the Exposition to be held iu Chicago to aommemorate the 400 anniversary ol the disoovary of America by Christopher Columbus. Miss Mary Patrice Whitbesk, an actress, Wedcesdsy bei;an suit against A. P. Blakeslea, in Chicago, for damages for al-lecd breacii of promise. She wants |20,-000 damat(es. Klakeslee is ayoung Board of Trarte man, said to be financially well ttiod. Tiia fiaar Valley Irrigation Corapnoy has been incorporated in Bernardino, CaU-foroia, with a otpital stock ol ?4,O00,0OO, one million of which is preferrt^d stock and three millions common stock. This company bnys out the Bear Valley Reservoir property, also tha Alassandro tract of 210,000 acres, which is to be irrigated by the Bear Valley reservoir water. Early Wedusaday morninz burglars entered the m IL of the Peoria Oat Mtial Company, in Peoria, Illinois, bound th4 watchman, Philip Smith, threw a saok over his bead, tied him to a chair and left one of their number with a revovor to guard him. The others, three or four, then blew open the safe and secured its contents. The amount of money in the safe is supposed to have bean quite large. They then robbed the watchman and departed, William Grosvenor, colored, was killt d in Memphis, Tenneasea, yesterday afternoon, by leaning against an iron post to which waa tied a loose telephone wire. The wire was crossed with an alootrio wire, and tka full force of the current went into the post. A mule, wbioh the man waa driving, had touched the post with its nose, and was felled to the ground. The man got down from tha wagon to see what was tbe matter and leauad against the iron post.   He died almost Instantly, Secretary Rusk, according to an Associated Press despatch from Waihington, said Wednesday evening "ho was sorry to sea his name connected with the article rt'ceotly published giving a farmers' vole on tbe Preaidentinl candidates for 1892. He sincerely regrttted nnyatteroptto turn the attention of Republicans away from President nanleiin as a candidate. His Adniiuistratiou had been a clean one, directed to the best interests of the whole people, and be confidently looked for his reoominatioQ and re-cl�otioD," Five Hundred Dollar, Keward-ChrUtmaa la tha Gltj-Vanaral oC Kra. KlchoU,-Death of OMar Oragan-A "Polly" at Ub,rtT-A BMiatlriu 81(ht-T, M. O. A, Eotertalameat. The busines* men of Williamsport are making great efforts to raise one hundred and fifty (thousand dollars to establish a new industry in that city, which is claimed wni employ from 1500 to 2,000 men. The papers pnhlUhed in Williamsport have been very careful in making mention of the matter not to state what the Industry is ;tbat they want to oaptars �o badly. The Express, bawever, baa learnad that the Williansportera expect to establish a great plant for tha manufaoture of tha ne.-/ steam boiler and heater, of which J, H. Ricker, of tbia city, ia the Inventor and patentee. Tha leadata of tbe Express fully andetitaod tbe ralae of Mr, Riccer's iuvenilon, as a complete description of tbe bailer was given in thasa columns some time ago, and since than important improvemeota have been aade by Mr, Ricker to bis boiler nntil ha is now (ally satisfied that it Is superior to any other in use. Tbe same principal has been applied to heaters for dwellings and in this too Mr. Ricker has been successful. If Williamsport bnsiness men are anterpris-ing enough to secure this valuable invention it will be a sonrceof prosperity to that city and a loss to Look Haven. Mr, Ricker needs capital to put his invention on the narkat and if be cannot get the aid be needs in Lock Haven he is compelled to fo where be can do better. Probably half tha sum heeded in Williamsport woold give employment to 1,000 men if invested here as the machine shops and boiler works of Ricker & Son* are large and oommodious enough and are fitted with machinery such as woald save the investment of a large sum of money in a l>lant. Experts mod engineers have examined Mr, Ricker's invention and are satisfied of its importancD, If it is not too late the Board of trade might yet snooeed in having the boiler manufactory in this city, and it is at least worth while to make the efiort. ODABU AaAIHST PNEUMONIA. Five Hondred Dollar, Baward. John Wilson, tbe man who escaped from the Bellefonte jail early Wednesday morning, has not been captured yet. He was seen iu this city early in the day on wbioh be made bis escape and since then the officers have been searching for biro, Wilson esoaped from tbe jail yard by climbiBg to tbe top of tbe gallows on which Hopkins and Andrews were hanged and which stood close up to the jail yard wall. The first to discover the escape wns Shoriir Cooke's wife, who went into the jail at 6 a. m. and found Wilson's cell empty. The County Commissiouers offer (300 reward. Sheriff Cooke (100, and the District Attorney $100, making $500 in all for the recapture and delivery of Wilpon to the Centre county jail. Ica Onttar, ArrMtwl. Wednesday afternoon the Supervisors of Roads iu Woodward township went before Alderman Noble and made information under oath against ica man, P. M. Christie and the men in bis employ, eliargtog them with catting away the ice on the river where a public road orosses. The Alderman issued a warrant which was placed in tha hands of Chief Weslbrook, who arrested Mr. Chsistie and two of his men. They appsarad before tbe Alderman and gava bail in $500 for their appearance at a hearing Saturday morning at nine o'cloek and also to uot interfere with the road until tha matter is desided at tbe hoariug, Offlcr, KiTCtwf, Camp No. 185 P. O, 8, of A, has elected the following oflSoars: President, C, C, Willow; Vice-President, Wm. PasselliM, of F., G. W. Bittnei; Recording Secretary, O. B. Tate; Financial Secretary, A. S. Hsltman; Treasurer, Geo. W, Mason; Conductor, James Merrill; J, G., William McConnell; O. G., William Pottar; Trustee, 0. B. Tale; Chaplain, C. E. Shoemaker; Assistant Secretary, R, T. O'Nail; Right Sentinel, B, F, Graden; Left Sentinel, W, II, MoClintock, a "Pollj" at UtMttj, Yesterday forenoon a parrot of bsantifol plumage was perahed on a tre* on East Water street, where tbe bird was diaoover-ed by some boys who made vain (Sorts to capture the gaudy colored talker. The bird flew from tree to tree and finallysoar-ed in the air and sailed towards tbe upper end of the olty. NoliM. All ladies Interested in tha Y. M. C. A. pleaso go to their rooms on Sanrday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  By order of - CoUKlTTBK, . KxMUive U,o of Mqoar Condnee, to the Dia- aaia In It, Mo,t Patal Form, From the PbUadelpbla Record. Among tbe diseases in which unnsual interest bas lately been taken by medical men Is pneumonia, not only on account of the large percentage of fatal oases, bat also because of tbe suddenness with which a fatal issue is generally reached. It is a vary old form of Illness, and antil about twenty years ago was more oommocly known as lung fever. It results from exposure to wet or cold, and is, therefore, more general in tbe winter than in the summer, and in the Northern States is more prevalent in the spring than at any other season of the year, A writer io the New York Eoening Post has obtained mach information oo tbe sabjeot, and the facta which he presents in regard to the different stages of ihe disease and the method of treatment are worthy of attention. It may be premised that excessive use of liqoor oondaaes to the disease in its most malignant and fatal form; and that, al-thoagb cigarette-smoking is not prodast-ive of the ssalady, yet a person addicted to this habit is regarded by physicians as a more likely subject for attack than one who does not smoke cigarettes. Pneumonia seldom attacks ohildrea under 5 years old, and oases occur even more rarely between the ages of 5 and 10, It is also more common among men than among women. The first symptom of pneumonia is generally a pronounced chill, attended by a severe pain, very ntach resembling that caused by a stab, within a oiroumsoribed space at or near tbe nipple on the affected side. Then follows a racking cough, with expectoration, high fever, loss of appetite, fall and hard pulse, and increased respiration. In the second stage of tbe disease the pain may cease, altboagb the coagh will contioue; while in tbe third stags rea-piratioo will resume its normal condition, appetite will return and pain will almost if not entirely disappear-one ol the peon-larities of this stage being that in tbe intemperate it may lead to delirium trement. A grave oomplfcation in pneumonia is inflammation of tbe membranons saa which surrounds the heart; but when once oon-valeaceocs has begun recovery from the disease is almost certain, and fatal relapses are very infrequent. Tbe oldest method of treating pneumonia is blood-letting; and this is again coming in vogue in oases where the patient is plethoric. In the first stage quinine and antefebrines are asad, hot flixseod pOBltioes being also applied, In the second stage the tteatnent is mainly alcoholic. Some radical methods of treatment have lately been adopted io Germany, notably oxygen gas, to aid the fanetions of tbe lungs, and the placing of patients in the open air. The merits of the various methods are now being freely dia-oussed, and with tbe advance in eaedioal science there is a prospect that pneumonia may yet be robbed of many of its terrors. The Two Thl�v,, During the Philadelphia engagement of "The Two Thieves," little Edna, the fascinating little skirt dancer with the company, created a furore among the ladies and children. She's a very clever and beantifal child, and on Wednesday night fire beodred hootblaoks and newsboys who were kindly invited to attend the performance at the solicitation of little Edna, yelled themselves hoarse with delight during her clever specialties, aad next dsy sent the little lady a handsome floral piece for which they had donated.- Sunday limn, Sept. 7, 1890. At tbe era House to-morrow night. Mr, Ylncent*, l,��tare,. In reisrenoe to Mr. Vincent's lectnres, Dec, 30th and 31st and Jan, 2nd, attention Is called to tbe following: 'Mr. Vincent's lectures are never dull, either in matter or manner, and while they are specially valuable to students of English literature, they have also a happy adaptation to popular audlenees; to the mass of people whose acquaintance with great writers scarcely extends beyond their names, or a partial knowledge of some of their best-known works. Emily Hoktinoton Millkb." D,ath of OM�r Grnaaa. Oscar Gragsn, one of the men who was injured so badly in tbe Ferney Mountain railroad wreck, died Wednesday night from the injuries be received. His funeral took place this afternoon, interment being made at Olen Union, ------- ,- llotiea. The Lock Haven library will be open te-morrow evening from 7 to 9 o'clock, Mrs, Lizzie Kakskadeos, Librarian, No one can complain of lisk of novelty in witnessing "Tbe Two Thieves," it contains some startling InnovatlovB, iu fact they introduce a snrpriee in the way of a theatrical adveitisement which is simply unparalleled in the show business. It will be exhibited in cne of tbe priooipsl store windows on tbe day tha company arrives in town. THE SNOW STORM miUV Signal Service Warning ot the Approach of Very Severe Weather. GBEATEST PALL OP BEOENT TEARS. A FlMlna Barglar Killed bj a Prlvato Watcbmaa Darlo( a Tala eifart to Ea-apa-A Joroa, Time to tha Wklta BonM Testerdaj-Tb� Blaaonio Tempi, Burned at Balllmora. Wabbington, Dec. 25, 8 P, M, Bpeaial Bnlletin.-Tbe Signal OfBce furnishes the following special bnlletin to tbe press: "The present storm promises tbe greatest amount of snow io any single storm for several years. Warnings were sent Thursday morning to railways in Pennsylvania and New York of coming heavy snows, which daring Friday will extend to Soathera New England, From three to seven inches have fallen to-day In the Ohio Valley. Thesoow now extends from Indiana to Virginia, Heavy easterly gales itb snow and low temperature are expected Friday from North Carolina to New England. Gebbly," K0AD9 BtOKADED IN  VIRGINIA, Habbisonbubo, Va,, Dec, 25,-A severe snow storm set in this morning and it is still snowing, Tbe oonntry roads are yet blacked from the snow storm of the 17th and 18th, and travel is almost entirely snspended. At Staunton snow hss been falling all day and is cow fonr inches deep. Tbe county roads aie blockaded and business partially suspended. the storm at cincinnati, CiKCiSNATi, Deo, 25.-Snow began to fall early this morning and bas oontinaed all day, with tbe thermometer at 28 and 3( degrees. There has boon a moderate wind. The horse cats kept going with difficulty, bat tbe electric and cable lines run on time, SNOW drifts in baltimore, Baltimore, Dec, 25.-A driving snow storm struck Baltimore to-night. Only the merry-maker Is afoot, and horse cars have doubled up teams to carry the crowding passengers. 8K0WIKG HARD AT wa8h1bgtob. WASBtHOTON, Bee, 25.-It Is snowing hard here this evening with every iudioa tioo of a protracted storm. THE PBEIIDENTIAl. CHBISTMA8, A Jojoo, Time la tha Whit, HooM Tm-taidar.. Wabbington, Dee, 25.-Cbristmas day passed off very quietly in Washington. At tbe White Hons* the dinner was served at 7 o'clock. Those present in addition to the President and Mrs. Bar-rison were Mrs, McKee and Mrs. DImmick and Dr. Ssott. It was a happy tlBse for the children at the White House, for in their honer a beantifal tree, brilliantly decorated, had been set op in the window overlooking tbe Potomac river. Last night for the first time ia their lives they bung their atockings by tbe fireside, and these full of teya of all kinds, awaited their ownsra whan they awoke this morning. Beneath the tree were displayed tbe numerous' toys that have been received at Ihe manalon for aomettme paat. President Harrison's gift to young Banjamin was a trlcjole. FrM Instruction In Hicbwaj Goa,trnctlon. The condition of our public highways, a subject long neglected in the rapid development of our country in other directions, is now receiving special attention, and it is admitted that there is no feature of public economy that has a more important bearing upon tbe material interests ot the state and its citizens. It is coming to be understood further, that there is a sciense of road-making, based upon well established principles and whatever the particular administrative system under which roads oonstracted and controlled, those ho have immediate charge of themehould be well instructed in those principles, European countries have long recognized this and have especially trained expert engineers in charge of their highways, and the fine condition of the public toads in England, Germany, and France, iS tbe result of tbe scientific methods employed in eonstructiou and maintenance. In tbe United States, and particnlarly in our own State, tbe superintendence of highways is intrusted to private citizens, locally and temporarily appointed, wlthont providing lor the technical instruction and training, so essential to suocsss. Owing to the bad oonditioo of tbe highways of Pennsylvania and believing that a better knowledge of road eonstractlon would greatly help to improve them, and in as mneb as the Governor, under tbe antbority of tbe State Lsgislatare, has appointed a comjiission to recommend changes in our road laws and in view of the probable demand for persons having a knowledge of this important branch of engineering, Lafayette College offers to admit, free of tailioD, to a elan Id Highway Constrae- tion in tbe Engineering Department, on* person duly qualified, from each county of the State, to be appointed by tbe Superintendent of common schools In their respective counties. If in a county -oo appli* cant applies for appointment,.'the said Superintendent shall have the privilege of appointing cne similarly qualified applicant from any other county or State. The coarse of instruction will extend throngh-ootthe last two terms of the Collegiate year, and will consist of lectnres and lecitatione oo tbe principlea of eonstractlon and economical location of new roads to conform to condition of topography and traffic, and reconstruction of bid roads, maintenance, repairs, methods of drainage, retaining walls, draias, calverts, simple bridges, plain snrveying with compasa'and transit, levelling, dranghting, estimates of cost, contracts, etc. All applicants should possess a good common school education. Board, with unfurnished rooms, oosta from 13.50 to 5.00 per wesk. Lafayette C'oileje, Eastoo, Pa., Dec. 1890. -?-- a flkbino bvbolab shot. Killed br a Private ITatehman Davlnc a Vain Effort to Xwapa. . Peiladelphia, Dec. 25.-John Walker, a burglar, was shot and killed to-night by Private Watchman Butz. While Butz was making hia rounds ba beard a crash of broken glass, and hatryioe to tbe scene discovered a , man, emerging through the smashed window ia the fruit ware house of T. G. Zane, No. .341 Delaware Avenue. Butz grappled with the man, who threw ,a heavy overeoat over the watchman's bead and ran. The latter, after disentaogliag ;himself from the garment started in pnrsuit^ %u>g bis revolver as be ran. Three shpta were fired, one of them taking effect in the man's bead. Altboagb desperately wounded he continued running antil the loss of bldsd caused him to fall unponscioua in the' street. He died shortly after, being recognized as James Walker, aged 24 years, who bad. given the police considerable trouble. ' A frilUam,part Weddlnc. Miss Carrie A. Megiiiness, da,ngbt9r of J. P. Meginntsa, or as he is betlier known "John of LaccsBter," wse married yesterday evening in Williamsport to'Mr. Harry A. VanQilder. The cereisooy Was sol. amnized at the residence of the bride's parents, the officiating'olergyman befng^ Rev. Bamae' Creighton; Among the gaests were James BridgSns and 'Marvin Cheston, of this city.  Faneial Motloa. The body of J. E. P..Strong. arilTed froa Missouri Wednesday night, and tbe funeral will take place to-saor;ow., Ibe friends will meet at the . boose, of Dr. Strong, iu Caatanea, at ft o'dof k. Tbe fuoeial servioes will be held in Trinity U. K Church at 10 o'clock, alter which tbe remains will be taken to Beech Greek for interment in the cemetery at that place, Tbe deceased waa aged 20 years. Fan,raloriKn.IUeIu>)le,, ^ The funeral services of Mrs^ Mary Q. Nicbolls were coodactod in St. -Paars Episcopal Church o.n Wednesday. Rev. Charles James Wood officiated and the remains were interred in Highland cettetery. A number of relatives and friends from Bitumen accompanied the body to this city. Sha Ia Toaac bat ) Jersey Citt, Dec, 33.-Haggle Uarpby and Edward MeOermott got into a-row at a party given by a friend io Horgw street to-day. Miss Murphy, who is only fifteen years old hit MoDermoCt on the bead with an axe, crashing in his skull. The girl was arrested and MoDermott was sent to the hospital. -        �� A Beantifal Sight. The winter scene in tha bay window of C. F. Mann's handsome residence, corner of Main and Henderson streets, is innoh admired. Ono of tbe principal fcatureais a mill with the wator wheel in, motioii, and the water (lowing through.tba^anaw covered meadows. Tha Poor ] Tbe contribatlons o( flour, canned goods, groceries, etc., sent to Trinity H. E. church Wednesday evening were liberal The names of twenty-two families were sent in to tbe committee and they were made happy yesterday when the goods were distributed among tbem. Y. M. G. A. EuanalameBt. The members of the Y. M. C'. A. propose to have an all day social and entertainment on New Years Day. Fuller particulars will be given later. TKlIm, orrrsll lea. Ann Arbor, Mich., Deo. 25.-Frank Dickinson and Minnie Brnodsge, medical students, were drowned last night wliile skating. Any one having aseco�i) banded doable sleigh for sale or trad$t-�lease report at noe to the EvKNiKO t"---   

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