Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - December 29, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAB-KO. 256. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. MONDAY. DECEMBER 29. 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS EVENINGJEXPBESS KINSM>E BBOTHEBS---PUBLISHERS THK WBATHBB. The foIlowiDg forecast of the weather ! furDiehed by the Chief 6i�o>l Offloer at WaahioKtoo: Foreoait till 8 a. m. Tuesday. Snow, warmer. CURRENT COMMENT. It is repotted that more than five bun dred families are encamped on the border Of the Cherokee strip, intendiof; to make a rush into that territory, to locate claims, on the Ctb of next montb. If there is ever a time on this earth when the services 'of the fool killer are imperatively demanded it is when some idiot In a crowded place of amusement gets frijjhtened at a puff of smoke and yells "Pirel" Hkkbt M. Staklet spent Christmas in Omaha. He was in that Western city twenty-t�o years ago, but its growth has made it appear as strange by comparison as the interior of Africa was to white men when he first penetrated it, and Omaha in growth is simply a type of the entire country Westward. Tqe cooperative kitchen establisbed at Evanston, one of tfa* subuibs of Cb^ca^o, is a failure, but the ladies lay the blame of it on the manager, who is to 'go and another be put in his place. Meantime the ousted cooks and kitchen girls of the aristocratic families in the scheme engage in ghoulish glee. MiNSEEOTA, we believe, is the first State which hag pukaed a law doing away with the time-honored method of requiring the unanimity of the entire jury iu eivii suits. The Governor has issued a proclamation declaring the adoption of the constitutional amendment making a verdict by five-sizths of a jury valid. The Supreme Court will b� asked to pass on the constitutionality of the law. O'SHEA His HIS LITTLE SAY. He Did Not Soli His Honor to Parnell for a 8eat LETTEES EEFUTING THE OHAEQES. MR. CHII,D8 A KRIS KBIHGLE. The Democratic and Wugwumj admirers of Cleveland are now in a flutter lest Governnor Hill may permit the Senator-ship in New York to go to one of his friends and boldly come forward again as a candidate for Governor in 1891. It Hill should nominate and elect bimiiulf a^;aiu to that oiBoe on the eve of a Presidential campaign, he would have a tremendous argument for firing the Democratic heart. A cargo of 13,230 bales of cotton was taken from New Orleani last Friday by the steamer British Queen, this being the largest cargo on record, except one, leaving a United States port, the exception noted being one of 13,700 taken from Norfolk, Va., in 1888, and, as the exports from New Orleans alone this season aggregate nearly 900,000 bales, or oee-tenth of the entire crop of the United States, it can readily be imugined what a fleet of vessels it has employed in carrying the total ex ports so far repoited. We do not remember having spen the name of Judge Henry B. Brown mentioned among all the host of names that were suggested as suitable candidates for the vacant position on the Bench of the Supreme Couit of the United States. And yet it appears from all that has been learned of him, that he is eminently well equipped both by his legal acqairemetts and long experience to sit in the highest tribunal in the land. Although but 54 years old, he has a! ready been on the benoh fifteen years and is well kno^vn to the men whose associates he will be. A Snide Show. A crude dramatization of the tuneful opera of *'Erminie" was produced at the Opera House, Saturday night, under the caption of "The Two Thieves." The company had a bard time getting here-were snow-bound somewhere up the Pine Creek railroad-and it required a special train from Jersey Shore to land them In this city iu time to give a performance. Our people are law-abidnii; self-sacrificing and ever ready to bestow encomiums upon the worthy, but the large audience that gathered at the Opera House Saturday uight would have felt thankful if an all wise providence bad held Colonel Suellweiser's English sattllites snow-bound in the wilds of Pine Creek until they were sober, or mastered the first principals of acting as Americans liksTt. In short it was one of the worst shows of the season, without one redeeming feature, unless we except the song *'0n the Bridge,'* and the funny-isms of John Kennedy, which, however, became very tiresome before the performance was over. "The Two Thieves" can return at any time, but wilt have to be up in their profession to capture any more hard dollars in Lock Haven. Such performances are calculated to make the man who pays good money to witness them, Bsk, "Why am I so swindled?" Williams-port will be tortured to-night. Ice Cutters at Work. A small army of men and teams are at work on the river to-day cutting iee and storing it away for next summer. The ice whiob d�ll7 beeomes thicker ft of dne quality and is a ona" From Best Things. President Lincoln had been, during our most stormy weather, to vifit the camps of the generals in Virginia, and taken a violent cold. Mrs. Lineoln was in despair, and one day said to Secretary Stanton, do wish you would lock Mr. Lincoln out of the rooms for a week ! He Is ill enough to be put in bed now, and sufifers agonies with his arm from acute rhenmatitn. don't know what to do ! He goei out and keeps at work every moment." Mr. Lincoln waved his long arm at the Secretary, saying, "Well, Stanton, there ought to be one comfort for my poor wife, anyhow-the same that the peor man Jefferson liad, whose only sou died. Did you ever hear the story? "His friends, family, neighbors and ohuroU lamented, extolled and grieved over the loss at the funeral, when Jefferson himself arose and said, 'My dear friends: We bavo tbe blessed consolation of know-ng that everything was done that could be done. He was bled nolesa than twenty-four limes in twenty.four honrs ! But he had no strength and had to die !" "Now, I've been wrapped in no less than twenty-four pieces of red flannel and iniment smee yesterday, and still lay wife isn't satisfied." Offlcars KlecUd. At St. John's English Lutheraa Sunday School yesterday tbe followiag ofllcers were elettrid to seive for the ensuing year: Superintentieiit, I. A. Bhaffer, jr.; Assistant Soperintendents, Ja.r d Klapp and Frank Ritter; Secretary, Cyrus M. Elliott; Treas-ror, A. W. Hartley; Librarian, James A. Hinds and Frank G. Knlg'itj; Chorister, F. B. Harder; Organists, Misses Annie .Wills and Mina Biint; Artist, Leon Salmon; Superintendents Infant Department, Mrs. R. W. Shell and Mrs. Rob't Mills. Some of our exchanges are trying to beat each ether in long eausage yarns, 'bis is at least a variation of tbe Dsual snake and hunting stories, if not altogether incredible. FEB80NAI. FENCIUMOB. any Profastfor Kelley's FIctura The Educational NtKt for December 27, 1890 contains a picture of Professor C. B. KcUsy, Principal of tbe Renovo schools. Tbe News also gives a brief sketch of Professor Kelley's life, in which it is stated that be began teaching in Bradford county at the age of 16, for (12 per month and "boarded 'round." He took charge of tbe Renovo schools in 18S�. Benovo T�acbari' Contesl. a Wednesday evening, December Slsfc, at 6 o'clock, the contest for an organ to be given to the most popular lady teacher in Renovo closes. Up to batuiday 37,172 votes were polled, the leaders beins; Miss Agnes Marr 12.871, and Miss Mollie Mc-Caiin 11,831. Persons in Ibis city holdieg ballots should send them iu at once. iUaet To-?fl�ht. Tbe membcis of the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium class will meet tc-night at 8 o'clock to complete arrtogCDMntt for tbe exhibition. George Barner came down from Brnok-vill* Saturday night to spend Sunday at � is home in this city. Mre. Margaret Oeother, tbe aged mother of Mrs. Sadam, was stricken with paralysis S.auiday afternoon and is in a dangerous ooLdition to day, Harry Peoples, bookkeeper for tht Johnioriburg Paper Mill Company, spent Ohrietmas with bis parents in this city and left this morning for Juhnsouburg. Mrs. E. D. HubUard, of DeHaveu, baa returned home after spending a couple of weeks with her parents here. She was aooompanied by ber sister. Miss Emma Brntzman. Kirk Lay returntd this marning to Al-tooua, where he is employed in the Edison Electriu lilumioatiag Compauy's works, after spending Christmas with his parents on east Church street. William, John and George Lougue returned to Johntonburg to-day after a pleasant visit with Irionda in this city. 1 hey were acoompaaied by their two listers who will keep bouee for them. Miss Dora Merrill arrrived in this city on Saturday from Akron, Oho, for a brief visit with her relatives and friends. Miss Morrill his entirely recovered from the effects of injuries received by burning at the time several ladies lost their lives at Akron by a fire in the college in which tbe it a teaohtr. Oelebratlnc a Blrthday-A Hnlda Show-Saya tbe "Ezpreta" It Vlttakan - "Oa the Frontier" To.Nl�bt-1h� Military Ball -A FroiMtad Kaw Fapar Mlll-Takan Home for Bnrlal. P. S. Htrrill, Esq., one of Look HtTen't ii lpbla Skater Drowned. PaiLABKLrniA, Dec. 28.-Emil Fey while skating on the Schuylkill river in Fairmount Park to-day broke through tbe ice and was drowned. ICBWS AND MUTBI. Ra'. C. B. Sonaell. Formerly of Tbl t' Wblta Harab, and there hit body will be taken, for interfce'nt. Mr. Bonnell accepted a oaU from'BialiOr Morrit to the Diocete of Oregon, aiid had charge of the parltbea at Salemi East Portland, Taooma and Seattle. In lW7;he returned Bast, and after a jrear'a' travel in Europe be took charge of a obnroli at Allen-town, and afterwards at LoekHavenaad Eaglesmere. In tbe Fall of 188e^;_ibe tooic charge of 8t. Stepben'ii, Wiu&iekoi, then a mistion of St David't,'kanayhnk, which he subaequently organized into' tKe parish of St. Stephen's. On - Cb'rietmia morning be held tbe utuai Cbrliitmta services. Tbe theme of bis aermon waa "Peace." He waa in unaidally good tpirita and stated to bia fdenda that be never felt better in hit life. Bis "death ia attributed to heart disease, flit widow and two children, Oorcelia, aged U and John Eeater Bonnell, 13 yeiira, aurvlye. At the time of his death Kev. Bonnell was rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, at Wissabiokoa. The funeral arrangements have been completed for Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the residence of Ur. Bonnell, 210 Rochelle Avenue. After tbe "torvioet tb^oto^rcrp.^r^..^1.'"isT i�dV-"--'--""- ^'T department of tke Standard Oil Company, ' �' ""^ ''����' "Hi conveyed to has increased its capital stock from' (a,-300,000 to (8,000,000. Mrs. Minnie Wilkes, wife of a laundry-man on Firat avenue. New York, had her hair caught? in tbe machinery Friday, and ber tcalp was toru from her head. Her recovery ia doubtful. Tbe golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Evans was to have been celebrated iu Minneapolis on Christmas day, and all preparations had been made. On Wednesday Mrs. Evans died. Tbe steamship Tbanemore, which left Baltimore on November 28th for London, is given up for lost. She bad on board 34 officers and teamen and 13 oattlemaa. She carried 430 head of cattle, and bad a general cargo valued at (175,527. A dwelling at Rochester, New York, was burned oa Thursday night, and four memtMra of a family, named Dietrich, lost their lives. Tbe victims .were Mrs. John Dietrich, ber C year old daughter Libbie, her 3-year-oid sou Jacob, and her infant Louisa, aged 11 moLtlis. A no ;v company has been formed and a charter applied for to run tbe exteusive furnace, roltini; mills and ore banks of the old Centre Iron Company's plant at Bellefonte, Pa. The works are now idle. Tbe new company will be knowu as the Valentine Iron Company. Daniel W. Talcott, head bookkeeper for H. W. Sage & Co., lumber dealera, in Albany, New York, was arreatad Friday on tha charge of embezzlement. Alter 8aga & Co.'a confidential clerk, Joseph B. Abbott, who killed himself on December 3d, bad been caught stealing from the firm, an expert was employed to examine the books, and thus Talcott'a dishonesty wat discovered. It appears that Talcott and Abbott operated iu collusion. Their operations were faoilitated by tbe fact that tbe firm trutted both implicitly and left blank cheeki, tigned, in tbe bookkeeper'a bands lor bntineaa parpoaes. St. Stephen's Church, where tbe aervioea will be under the direction of the Right Rev. O. W. Whitaker, bishop of the dio- "On tbe Frontier" To-Nigbt. Those Who are fond of the Wcstora drama have a rare treat in store for tbem at the Opera Houte to-night on which occasion the diatinguisbed artiste Bardie and Von Leer will present their new military drama 'On tbe Frontier." The Philadelphia Prest says: A new drama of Western life called "Ou the Frontier," was produced at the Nii-tional last night, and met with a cordial reception. Tbe play tells of the lost of two daughters of an armj. offloer, who are captured by tha Indiana and who ore returned to their father tb rough the efforbl of a scout. "Jack Oiiburje." Pisyaoftbia sortaregenerallv full of acti.'P, and ' On the Frontier" is far iu a.iv.moj of the average drama of its cl.iss. It is brimfut of good comedy, catchy songs and dances, while both Mr. Hardie and Miss Ton Leer have invested the play with as much dramatic art as pussible. They are clever artists and have tha support of a very effiicient company. The stage setting ia above the average, as are the coatumat and propeitiea. Tbe oampfcf the Indiana in the fourth act is a really bcautifnl piece of scene painting and fijjuro grouping. Dou't forget Mr. Vinapnt's lecture tomorrow night at Tlic People's Theatre at 8 o'clock.