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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - May 12, 1891, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                TENTH YE AK-NO. 62. LOCK HAVEN, PA., TUESDAY. MAY 12, 1891. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOE BKOTHEB8---PDBUS�a�8 FAIR THE  WE&TBEK. The foilowinu foreoaat of the weather ia furulshed by the Chief Signal Officer at WashtoKtoa: ?air, preceded by light tbowera on the coast; 8lit>htly colder.   Fair on Wedneeday. CURRENT COMMENT. The attempted revival of the trailing skirt for street wear Is meeting with such resolute objection from society leaders that the fashion in this oonntry is likely to be confined to what are known as "rich and shoddy" people, and when that is understood there will be no more street trains. SSKATOU MOROIN, of Alabama ia the leading Democratic member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and a man of influence in bis party and State. Like ex-Minister to England Edward J. Phelps, Morgan supports the administration and Secretary Blaine in the con-troversy with Great Britain over the Behring Sea. CmsA is trying to become a competitor in the tobacco markets of Europe. She has lately been sending samples of her products to the European markets to test their saleability. Japan has long been doing the same. As Cbnia's capibilities in this direction are virtuslly limitless, she may become a formidable competitor of the nations who now supply the European markets. Tbe Suprememe Court of ludiana, in its decision sustaining tbe eight-hour law of that State, has undoubtedly precipitated a crisis in the labor world there-aboats. The law makers of any Commonwealth may declare eight hours, six hours, or even three hours a legal day's work, but there are no law makers in Christendom who can compel any man to pay ten hours' wages for eight hours' work. Wholesale dealers in profane language are getting pulled up all around for over iodalgenoe in ;their favorite pastime. In Baltimoreoneof these swearers was pulled up for such indulgence. He was fined S3 and costs. "Make it $10"' he exclaimed to the magistrate in his anger, and the Justice at once granted the request. "Put it at $50" was his angered response. The obliging 'Squire again accommodated him. and then beiog^unable to pay the fine, he went to jail. So Pensstlvasia, to, is to have a Saturday half holiday law. There is a permissive clause in this measure for the special accommodation of banks and their customers, making it subject to adoption when a majority of the Directors so decide. This will remove tbe objection to the Saturday half holiday so strongly urged in New York. Doubtless, too, there will be more or less public discretion exercised as to its observance. Though it only applies to three months of the year, from June 15 to September 35, it certainly will .'prove a great boon to employes generally whose employers cheerfully give them the advantage of it. Of course it is not the province of tbe State to declare that six day's full wages shall be paid for five and one half days' labor. Tbe half holiday, when taken will ba at the expense of workmen. Sanitary Convention. A sanitary convention under the auspices of the State Board of Health will convene at Altoona, Friday, May 35. There will be three sessions of the convention on the \T>^h and one on the lOtb. Tbe annual conference of the Medical Inspectors of the State will also be hold during the convention. FIGHTING THE FOREST FIBES Yesterday's Eeports From Jotter Oounty Exaggerated. SOTEEnrrENDEIIT BADBES A "VIOTDI A Work Train GonveTloE Ken to Tbe Interior Caught In the Fire mnd Destroyed -CkndyeBr Brothers iMte MiUIons FMt of Irfics �od Thonsanda of Cords of Baik. will Sail Next gstnrday. A number of persons have signified their intention of taking part in a boat race on the river next Saturday it the weather is favorable. The start will be made below tbe bridge. "Eat onions," said one of our most distinguished physicians to a lady a few days since, "and yon'll never have spasms." To which the patient answered: "But, doctor, which of the two do you really think is the worst ?" There's one good feature of the masculine shirt front that heaves on the female bosom. There are no tobacco juice spot-lets on it. In School,-"What is a volcano?" A Iiot mountain." "Yes, but what does it throw out ?" "Well, dirt, stones and saliva." People borrow trouble becQuse it is easy to get and need not be paid back. A man nevf-r gets too old to hint at what a sly devil be was when a boy. Tbe absence of soft water is no excuse for drinking hard. The growing grain already waves in tbe paniDg breeze. The reports from the Potter county forest fires, which were received jester-day, contained dreadful intelligence of the loss of life and wholesale destruction of property. Much of the news was mere rumor, and there was no doubt exaggeration oonoerning the number of lives lost. Tbe following specials were received at the Williamsport Gtuette and BulUtin ofBoe last night. heavy lobs ok upe bepoktbd. AnsTiN, May 11.-Destructive forest fires have raged in this TicinitJ the past forty-eight hours. The entire lumber region is badly damaged. Goodyear Broth ers wilt be heavy losers. While fighting the fire Sunday night one work train was surrounded by flames, tbe engine and oars destroyed and seventy men narrowly escaped with their lives. Twenty-five or thirty men were seriously if not fatally burned. Oar town presents a scene of suffering. Superintendent Badger, of tbe 8. V. railroad, and three or four others ate still missing. Austin �'AcTOGiL\rH.' sup't badger's body becovered. AuSTiH, May 11.-The forest fires in this vicinity have ran their length, resulting in tbe most disastrous consequence, to life and property of any ever known. F. H. &, C. W. Goodyear will lose many million feet of logs, and many thousand cords of bark, but the worst feature of the fire is the loss of life of men fighting in tbe interior. W. H. Badger, General Superintendent of the S.V. railway, perished in tbe flames. His body was recovered late this afternoon in an almost unrecognizable condition. More Uvea are supposed to have been lost. F. H.&C.W. Goodyear will greatly expand operations this season, owing to tbe present loss, and the amount ot bark peeled by them will fairly exceed any previous years.     AnsTiN "Actogbapm." details op the calamity. COL-dersport, Pa., May 11.-Tbe Associated Press furnishes the following de. tails: To-night the lumber farming towns of Austin, Costello, Galeton and Moore's Run, in Potter county, are on the verge of a panic, two especially being threatened annihilation from forest fires that seem to form an Impenetrable wall on eveiy side. For several daya the skies have been lighted np with fires apparently in every direction, but little fears were entertained by the people living in the towns, as thise threatened and in danger were farmers in tbe oonntry districts or lumtwr camps in the midst of the blazing forest. In spite of every effort, however, the flames crept steadily in toward the helpless towns until it was seen tbe people must fight back the flames or have their houses burned down over their heads. At Moore's Run, on the pretty Sinne-tnahoning road, a crowd of seventy-five willing men, sent out from Austin Sunday nigbt, had been fighting back tbe fire. They made trenches, piled up earth and lighted back fires, but were finally obliged to retreat. Tbe men hastily boarded tbe train and started to make a ran to another point when it was found they were hemmed in by tbe forest fires on one side and a huge skidway of loga on the other. It finally decided to dash past the burning skidway, and tbe engineer and fireman, with faces covered with dampened cloths and their bands and arms wrapped in wool, mounted the little engine and pulled out tbroagh the wall of fire. The men gathered in groups on the flats for protection or lay on their faces on tbe floor. As the blazing furnace of logs waa approached tbe heat became unbearable and tbe smoke so blinding and stifling the men 'ere obliged to cover their mouths with olotbs. Just opposite the millions of feet of burning logs, where the heat and smoke and flames were the greatest, a terrible thing occurred. Tbe engineer had forgotten that such great beat would surely spread the rails, and be pnlled lbs throttle wider in the hope of sooner escaping from tbe torment of beat and smoke. Then there was a lurch, an ominous heaving and a shriek of despair as tbe train toppled over into the bell of fire underneath. A scene ensued never to be forgotten by those who escaped, though every man will bear to his grave a mark of that awlul moment. Thenars caught fire and the men, half blinded and scarcely realizing anithing, except that tbe; were being slowly rosstcd to death, struggled fearfully to regain the track where safety lay, tor �time at least. Those un-jnred from tbe fall, and only smarting from the pain of intense beat, bravely turned their burned, blackened hands to aid their more unfortunate fellows. At this hoar it is impassible to secure details, though enough is known of tbe scone that followed the hurling of the struggling mass of men into the furnace of flames, to say its like bad never occurred before. Superintendent Badger, of the Sinnne mahoaing Valley road, was in charge of tbe relief train and bad worked the hard est of all to save the properties of others, When the train ditched and rolled over so suddenly be must have been injured so as to be unable to help himself, and owing to the smoke and panic he was not found until too late-jammed in the wreck he had evidently slowly horned to death. At this time, 9:30 p. m., it is known that six others also misarably perished at once or died 8a
                            

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