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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - December 27, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                NINTH YEAR-NO. 255. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. SATUBDAY. DECEMBER 27. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENINGEXPBESS THK  WBATBEB. The following forecast of the weather ii famished by the Chief gi�Dkl OfHMr *t WashiDRtoo: Snow, oolder.  Fair fianday. FAIR CURRENT COMMENT. The Sanday-closiDg movemeot at the World's Fair ha� got into CongrcM, and Senators and Representatires are besonght to tilce some action on the question. Whichever way it is decided, it is sure to auJH immense dltsatisfsetion. Srnatob Vasce hs� made his oalliog and election sure by agre^iog to TOte for the sab-tressury scheme of the farmers, if the Legislature of North Carolina iuhtruots him to. He still beliene it is nnconaiitn-tionil, bat that is their look out. It uow appears that Mr. Divid B. Hill, the present boss of the Denocratio machine in New York State, will order the said machine to Dominate him for a third term as Governor, and not allow himself to be shelved by an election to the United States Senate. Thkt have stopped Counting the Democratic votes cast in Texas last month, and find that the Democratic candidate for Governor had 277,000 as against 73,500 oast for the famous Webster Flanagan. We doubt if Flanagan can explain what he waa there for. No soober has the Koch treatment been fairly introdaoed In this country before we bear of projects for tha erection of frea hospitals where patients may b� received and treated in the most careful and skill-fal manner. Free boapitats for the treatment of spioial diseases are one of the glories of our large cities, and do honor to the American people. It is stated on the authority of a promi, nent firm of iron ahip builders that no less than three steamship lines have plana drawn for new ships, which will be built at once if Congress passes the Shipping and Subsidy bill. The number of abipa thus known to be planned is seven. There are donbtleas many others in coatempla. tion of which nothing is known to the public. A. veut important decision has been rendered by the Supreme Court of Tennessee, in a case involving the payment of taxes on real estate mortgages. It holds that a mortgage is not taxable. The mortgage is not in itself property; it is simply an evidence of indebtedness, an instrument to secure a debt, and, therefore, not taxable. It is security instead of property. This will be news to the people of Pennsy-vania, where not only the mortgages are taxed, but ihe real estate on which the mortgage is given as well. We seem to be running into the other extreme from the Tenneeseeana. It has already been announced that So-mers Brothers are building a tin plate mill in Brooklyn, and that vhe Chicago Tin Plate Company and the St. Louis Scamping Company, the latter of which is headed by Congretsman Niedrlngbaus, were going into the manufactuie of tin plate under the new duty, which goes into eflect July 1, 1891. Now the firm of Ma-thai, Ingram & Co., of Bdltimore, one of the largest makers of tin plate goo>]s in the world, that has heretofore imported 200,000 boxes of tin plate annually as its raw material, has announced its iotetition of making its own tin plate. This means that $1,400,000 a year will be spent here instead of sent abroad. Truly, Major Mc-Kinley is the geatest of all importers, for be is an importer of industries. PBBSONAI. FBNCILIN08. mm BT FIRE AND SHORE. A Mother' and Three Children Peri�b at Sochester Yesterday. BUENED TO DEATH IN THEIK BEDS. The Sad and ll�rrlM� Affair Occurs at Rochester Testetdar Hvrulyc-Flames Break Oat la tke Uome ot Mrs. Ulettlck-Metker and Tkrea Gklldren Barned to a Crlip When Fuand. B0CBE9TEB, Deo. 26.-A fire resulting In the loss of four lives-mother and three children-occurred here this morning. The fire occnrred in the dwelling of * family named Dictrick, and when the alarm was given smoke and Sames were pouting from the upper windowi. The department soon arrived and succeeded io saving the bouse from nf.er ruin, but they arrived too late to save Mrs. Dietrlok'a life or the lives of the three young ehildren. When the firemen succeeded in qaenoh-ing the Barnes they found in the bedroom where the woman had slept, the body ol the unfortunate woman lying across the bed with her feet on the floor. Beside her lay the three children, their bodies burned to a crisp as well aa that of their mother. fatal fire in  tvisconsin. WKTAtrwBOA, Wis., Deo. 26.-Fire broke out in Lawler's Hall, at Fremont, early this morning, and soon got beyond control. As the fire reached the .lower story which waa used as a saloon, an explosion toook place which blew out the front of the building and killed Orrin Ennis, who was in tke buildiog at the time for the purpose of remoTing goods. His body was entirely consumed. The fire also destroyed two other adjoining saloons belonging to Hilldebrand Brothers. Upton Williams is dangerously ill with typhoid fever at Elwyn, Pa. Edward Culp left this morning for Tork, wbere he will visit friends and relatives. John E. Rickard and wife, of Philips-burg, are guests of James Rickard and family. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Mussina, of Philadelphia, are guefcts at the residence of L. Mussina. Miss Jennio Guuid went to Bellefonte today to epend a week visiting friends in that place. Charles Kane is doing duty to day as telegraph operator in the P. iS: E. railroad telegraph office. J. �. Tonnery and family are in Wil-liamsport to day attending the funeral of Engineer Richards. Mrs. John A. Robb and Mrs. D. M. Brnngard left to-day to spend a week in Lebanon county. Pa. Rev. J. Darmstaetter and family will leave on Monday for Columbia to be absent for several days. Mr. Edward Henry, wife and family, spent Christmas in Runovo, as the guests of L. H. Henry and family. W. 0. Beck, formerly of this city, now a compositor on the Pittsburg Reader, is Tieiting friends and relatives in Look Baveo tbia week. Are Ton BUT Mb. Editor : Thie city ie infested by just a few chronic grumblers. Now a grumbler is a curse to any town, to each individual citizen and t-> himself. Our Board of Trade would make a good investment by furnishing each one of them a return trip ticket and ship thfm og to some of our sister oitiea on a tour of inspection. I think they would oome back thoroughly cured and heartily thaikful that their lot is cast In the beautiful and prosperous city of Lock Haven. What on earth are they grumbling about any way ? Two weeks ago our stores, which deal to any extent at all In Holiday stocks, were simply gorged with goods. Do our grumbling friends believe our merchants are a pack of fools to bring such stocks of goods to a city without any money ? Not likely. And their estimate of the prosperity and consequent purchasing ability of Lock Haven was correct, for the present holiday season has witaessed sales of holiday goode at prices and in quantities simply unprecedented. Talk about hard times ! Further, what about thsse stores ? They are acknowledged to be among the finest iu Central Pennsylvania. Would our merchants, or the owners of the buildings they occupy, invest their cash in making their storea and store rooms so handsome and attractive if Lock Haven were not a good market?  Not very likely. Further still, where are our vacant store rooms? Our vacant dwellings? Our idle factories? Canvass our streets and I think you can count on tha fingers of your two bands their sum total. Can any sister town of this size say as much? I believe we can safely challenge any other town iu the state to a oomparison. Then what are they grumbling about ? Now look at our manufactories. Which of the leading ones baa not built one or more additions during 1890 and increased its capacity ? Our paper mill haa spread north, south and west,-eatt it could not. Our clay works have done much the same. Our brick works have "gone away down east," not left town-oh no, but extended nearly the length of the old building eastward, and lengthened their pay roll in proportion. Our tannery is not exactly the "biggest thing on earth" but there are few larger. Our nail mill isn't "nailed up" Dor likely to be; our saw mills have togs enough a-ooniiDg to keep them singing away from break-up to froese up io '81, nor do wfe hear of our planing mills shutting down because of a lack of orders. And so of our score or two of smaller in-duktries. Now, Mr. Editor, had not Sir Grumbler better hide his head lor very sbame? But we have more to say. Look at Lock Haven's dozen churches and not a vacant pulpit; look at her nearly half a score of physicians and every one ol them a sober geuilemau; look at her legal talent, honored by one of the moftt level beaded Judgininlbc Stale; look i;t b�r public schools and htrbi^ lustitnle with every teacher iu the county htrre but tvio; look -but life is too ttoit to talk much about ber pnr* water atd plenty of it; her elco-tiio light by competingcimpanics and her thousaad-and-one other attractions. No wonder merchants in other cities look to Look Haven and inquire for vacant atore rooms. But, gentlemen, I regret to say you cannot oome-all oar store rooms are preempted by home capital and it is pretty generally contented. Tours, &o.. Citizen. i TRANSPIBINGS OF A DAY. News of Int�reat for Oar Kan; Beaden to Femse. The Oclambla Cycle Calendar. By far the most valuable b eath of David P. Stahr. David P. Stahr died yesterday morning, at Renovo, aged 28 years. Be baa been a resident of Renovo since 1882, and daring tbe time be has been in Renovo was in tb* employ of County Treasurer R. M. Glenn. A year ago be waa appointed Deputy Treasarer, and suisted in tb* office for a few mpatfas, when hi*failing health oom-peUed hi* retirement from the dntle* of aetiT* lif*. Hr. Stabt was a aiember of tbe HoioBlo Order, and alao of tbe P. O, 8. of A.  WbsiB Bnow te Deep. Woodemen who ounc boms to qwnd Chrietmaa report the snow aa being from three to four feet deep in tbe wood* before the scow fell yesterday, A man who earn* down from Horri* Ran near Keating aaid the snow wbere he waa working waa forty-two inohee deep on Wedneaday. Wber* timber and logs are not "skidded up" It i* almost impossible to do any thing at hauling.' The Ice Harvest A splendid quality of ice is now being cut and stored in private ice houses. Tbe ice is ont near tbe middle of the river near the bridge and team* are driven ont apon the river to draw tha heavy load* to the bhor*. Messrs. Mussina & B*ed ar* alear-ing the snow from the ice near tb* dam in anticipation of resuming tb* work of cutting and storing ice cn Monday, FONGEHT POTPOVKBI- �di �ixtan sT Beu* aad Hon-isorcd And Sclb^Avde ir preachers didn't preach so long. How sweet tbls life wonld seem: If deacons didn't snore so strong. How sweet thu life wonld seem. If boys In chnrcb would keepqolte still. If otaolra would sing In tones less sbrlU, ir some would the tenor kill. How sweet this lire would seem. A dollar bill dropped in tbe basket at abnrob i* beard in Heaven aa a ailver dollar. Tb* failure of tbla yaar'a orop in a portion of Western Kansas i* likely to cause eonsiderable bardsbip. Of eonraa the free traders will deolara that tbe UrilT is to blam* for It. An Altoona boy recently swallowed a revolver oartridg* sod bow hia mother I* afraid to wallop him for fear ha may go off. No one can oomplaln of lack of noialty in witneulng the parformanoa of "Tbe Two Tbievea" to-nigbt. Tbe prase of the eoontry is nnanimooa in ndorsament*. Tbe *baw is certainly a boomer and aaem* to bave neglected nothing to mak* it what it i* aaid to be, a cyclone ot fan. Some of the cleverest people in tb* eoantry arc in the oaat, Kennedy Ie a whole ebow bim-celf, and our people can reat a**ared that �'The Two Tbievea" ia ths somsdy boom of the season. Turkeys sau now loam at will. "On the Frontier" Monday night. Apples are as high priced as orangaa, Jamea H. Bardie and Sara Von Leer in tbe wild western drama, "On the Frontier," Monday night. Sunlight baa already been Increased foar minatee. Tbe demand for rablMr ehoea was simply immense. Look ont for the genuine Indian bras* baud Monday, Manager Farnsworth is at laat able to present to hia patrons an attraction that he oan possitively guarantee. Clever artists, floe singere and some of the meet sensational novelties ever preeented to the public, now ia the time for onr people to ehow their appreciation of his efforts. Lot "The Two Thiavea" receive a rousing reception and encourage Manager Farnsworth to book the best on tbe road. Keep the pavement* dear of snow. This la net sarcasm. Ths lustre of tbe Christmas tree has already begun to fade. The corner loafer baa foand tbe weather nip and tuck thna far. The little people arc in tbe fall enjoyment of the holiday vacation. The winter annsets have been grand and the ennriaea equally ao. truly The man who feede tbe ohronio tramp is guilty of encouraging orlme. A great comedian beads "Ths Twc Tbisvec." The moct proliflo, volat ile and spontaneous comedian in America, the victor ia many a bard foaght comedy battle for anpremaoy on the atage. The acknowledged king of cxtcmporaneoue wit,Hr. John J. Kennedy, aided and abettwl by the brigbteat of the footligbt favaritee will all be aecn iu that cyclone of fun "The Two Tbievee" which Manager Farnswoith has scsursd lor to-night. The Island Brldce MMUr. A number of prominent citizens of this oouDty met in this city on WedLCsday, 24th Inst., and decided that at an early data they would lay the Island bridge matter before the new Board of Commls-sioners. That tbe nature of the information is which tbe citizens are in poesnsien o', eoaid not be learned by tbe reporter, Electilc Sparks. The Improvement Electric Company let the oontrant yesterday for building the briek work of the boiler house at tbe tsaiB beat works wbere their plant i* located. Tbe bailer has been shipped and is expected to arrive iu a few days, rietts Weaver Pntdoned. Fietta Weaver, who waa oonviotert of manslaughter in tbe Centre county eearte ssveral months ago, and who Is now serving a sentence in the Western penitentiary, waa granted a pardon by the board of pardons on Wednesday. Ice a Voct TMIck. Whan tbe io* broke up and moved ont at Renovo Tharsday afternoon it waa a aurpriee to the people there to learn that it was from aix Inches to a foot thick. Dcatb of an Infant. An Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Beck of Nittany Valley died thie morning. Fuoeral Sanday farenooii,' ifateiawt at St. Paal's cemetery, Nittany Valley. "Uncle Tom" will be with us Year's afternoon and night. New FURY OF TBI STORM KINR. The SnowOlosely Followed by Fierce Gales Oaoaiiig Oonsiderahle Damage, Wnro BLOWIHG 68 MILES AN HOUE. Ths aye oarrias a ball, henoa it'a always losded lor dears. If you stammer, aud waa t to stop It, don't try to talk. Tbe drug trade dose not feel the h oliday boom notil the week after. Tbe hotel guest never grambles about the length of (he bill of fare. It costa health to pat a ooat on the tongue, aad perhapa a doctor bill, too. The woman who rubs tbe rouge on her cheeks only managea to deceive herself. Heroes carry soar* made by aword* and coward* carry th* soars made by pens. A great deal ol presnrc Is brought to bear upon steam boilers. The dentist ie continually ontting a tooth. When tbe force bill is dropped we will probably hear aomathing about a dull thud. A woman cannot throw a atone suooess-fully, but she oan catt a slur with neatness and dispatch. A funny roan risea to remark, and with tbe cxpesUtion of creating a laugh, The Storm Advances Steadily to the CfMat, SpreadInc n While JKantle Prem Ucbt lochee u Two Peet U Depth-Hneh Danmse Gnnaed at Tarioas Palate aad Ballrem Tmmc Seclansly Impeded. Washihoton, Deo. 28. - [Speoial Weather Bulletin]. The atorm on tbe AUaotis ooait to-night ia centreing between New Tork city and Pbiladelpbia. Heavy snows have occurred in New England and the Middle AtlanUa SUlee. Snow fd^la ot sight iuobes are reported from Boston and New York with wind velooitieaof thirty-two to fortjr-twb milee per hour. Tbe highest velocity attained waa sizty-cigbt milee at Blook Iala�d. The snow will aontinu* in the lake region. New Tork and New England to-�horrow. South of Philadelphia the weather will probably clear with no marked obangca iu tanperaturc. BABlUSBCRe HAS A SHABB OF IT. HABBUBDsa, I>eo. 36.-One of the heaviest snow atorma tbia oity baa had in aavcral years prevailed to-day. Tbe enow reaebed a depth of nine Inobes, and In many plaoes .waa badly drifted. The East Bwriaburg Elaotrio Motor Line had oon-' aiderable difficulty early this morning, bat waa in operation later in the day. Ths atreet car and cable line also had mnoh difflcuUy iu keeping in motion. Travel on the railroada is aerioualy blockaded, all trains being from oue to three boura late. THE STOBM ik THB MOHAWK TAI,I,BT. Ctica, Dee. 26.-A eevere storm i* being ezpcrienoed along the Mohawk Valley. Trains on all the railroad* are lata aud tha entire sy*tem of over thir^ mile* of clestrio etreet railway In this oity Is tied np^ tbe oars being etalled on the �tracts, and in some iastansn off the track. bochd HOnB CacaHBD BTIROW. Albany, Da*. 26.-Two �eotioasoffhe roof of the New Tork Central rallrbad round honee at Weei Albany ooHapced tbi* afternoon under the weight of anew. Three men were injured. John Rcddy waa taken home and oue of the others wss taken to tbe hoepital with a crnabed ahoulder. Four engiusc were buried in the wreck. DRlFTISa BADLT OK THE HOUNTAIB. Altooka, Dec. 26 -A atorm of oonaid-erable fary visited this section to-day. Snow fell to the depth of �ftecn Inches, throwing all railroad traffic several hoars late. The snow is drifting on ths maun tain and hundreds of men are at work endeavoring to keep the roads clear, Bnsi nsss is almost at a stindstiil. wilkbbbabbb has two febt.   . WiLEBtBABBK, Deo. 26.-The atorm ceassd at 5 o'clock this evening after aboot two feet of snow had fallen. Street oar traffic has not been resumed. The north and west boand trains are running to night from two to four hours late, bat- it ia expected that by midnight all the tracke win be cleared, and the trains of tbe vari-oas roada will again be run en sabednle time. the 8T0KM at BINaHAMTOS. BiNOHABTON, N. Y., Oca.2G.-A heavy BBdW atorm set in about 3 o'clock tbls morning, and has been raging with unln tarrupted fury since. About ten inobes  f snow haa fallen, but owing to tha light quality no serioua results are reported. All the electric oar linea in the city are tied up, and horse oar travel is impeded. 8CH0ONBBS driven a8h0bb. Providrhcb, R. L, Deo, 26.-The three masted sehoonera Bell Stowaand the A. H. Hntlburt bave been driven ashore and will go to pieoes. Captain Thurston, Stewart Hammond and Seaman Lawrenoe of the latter, were drowned. The ether members of the two crews were saved. being made by our.business men,tb. bring the new industrial establlsbment here that haabeenspokenof several times in this paper. Nothing definite waa arrived at, further than that the fiual meeting.on the subject will be held Jn the Unit^'States court room next Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mr. P. E. Shaw telegraphed for one of the members of the firm' referred to, to be present at Monday'a meeting.- - .   Died. At the Home ftfr Ineiirablesi l�blladel. pbia, Frank M, Wiliistos, of pri^gresaivc paralysis, aged 17 years, 4 montha and 23 days. Tbeiruneral.^oaenrr*dsB.Tueeday 23d Inst from the^Bome. The .aeivioea were conducted by Rev. J... S.>I>k)ksaB, of Woodland Preabyterian ,Cbareb.:4>r which tbe deceased was a member, for:Po)i year. There waa a lllwral quantity of.wbite rosea and smiiax on tha oaaket ,in wbich the dead reposed, aad a oroaa of -vioi.eta from tbe Superintendent, Mr. Btilee;a lioaqaet of white lilys and one of white ^oaroationa from a friend. The intermeat- araa mad* at Mount Mociahaemetery,;;; -    ,   .' The Two Thieves." The Chicago Berald in its issue'of Jane tbe 18tb, ssys: "Mr. J. Kennedy, one of the .oleveresi: of our young oomsdians, appeared at the Academy last .night and to repeated anoorea held the stage alone for toll foity-ave 'minnte�; 'the .loipgcat aingle turn aver seen' on tbe A:CAd*my bosrdsl Mr. Kennedy, asaistBd,jby.;U|iss Lorraipe, Mr. Dampsejr and'a. t^t ot -other, fun makera 'appear'.here .tonight in th9 ({reatoomedy of'VThc.TVo Tbievee."  ; .-,'".1"' AnOId BIM.. " James Smith, of this oity,' is thir'pwner ot a Bible printed In 1523; "Ibe book' is good state of pi;eservatio'u and is printed in tbe German language. There .'are. aev-eral quaint looking wood cutsin ihe' book which may ba taken as fair apsoiinena! ot the engravers awl three htindrM years ago. The old Bible may' be very valuabie as Martin Luther's name appeara outhf title pag*- .      "'_� \r The Old Kan la'tateaMIe;' From Texas SUttnts.' First Yale Student-**Have ybii telegraphed to the old DMua'tor aaoney ?"   - Second Yale Student-"Yes." "Got an answer?'' ;    is!: "Yes. I telegraphed the olc! - mab : 'Where is that money I wrote fair ?' and^ his answer reads: 'In my iiuide ptiiket.'" * e i ' ..ii r .J ' . WhjMet Da It Herer ,-Down in Wllliamsport the Street Commissioner nses. the big load .laippcrj^n wheels, for the purpose ,,o( tbrqwiiig the enow whioh is piled up oataide of 
                            

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