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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - April 7, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAK-NO- 32. LOCK HAVEN, PA., MONDAY, APRIL T, 1890. PBICE-TWO GENTS. EVENING EXPBESS SCINSLOE BROTHERS - PCBLISHXBS CURRENT COMMENT. Al/rnouoa Good Friday b>s been a legal holiday for many years, it continues to be the least observed of all holidays outside of the ohurohes and the banks. New J Kits a J will continue to be tbe Mecca for lovers to whose marriage parental opposition prevents a consummation of tLeir desires, tbe legislature having killed the marriage license bill. Senator-elect Bkicb bas just bought another railroad, having paid two and a half million dollars for it. Mr. Brice's recent investment in the Obio Legislature has not prevented him from resuming business as a speculator at the old stand. Ooiu'Ou.vl Takkeh says the best thing that ever happened him was his drop out of tbe Pension CommisBionership, He was advertised all over the country as having become a pension agent, and within a few days bad 200 cases on his list and a good many,fees in bis pocket. Tbe Street Commissioner bas been busily engaged the past few days carting away tbe mad from our streets which he last summer pnt on in the shape of soft stone. It costs nearly as much to take ofl the mud now as it did to put on the stone then. Let the new City Counoil start in right by ordering a portion of tbe main thoroughfares paved and thus give a practical test as to which method is tbe best for the streets, broken stone or paving. The editorial force of the Altoona Mirror bas been increased by tbe addition of Mr. B. Frank Evans, late of the Tyrone Herald as city editor and Kiss. H. R. Nor-cross as Society Reporter. It is quite the thing now-a-days to have women on the reportal staff of Metropolitan journals, and the Mirror is not a paper that lags behind. Society news will doubtless be a special feature of the Mirror in tbe future and who can describe woman's toggery and doings like a woman. The Democratic victory in Milwaukee last week encouraged some of the Democratic organs to declare that Wisconsin will hereafter be either a Democratic or a doubtful Bute. This is equal to the "rainbow chasing" in the autnmn of 1838, when Secretary Vilas promised to deliver its electoral vote to Cleveland, although tbe State cast one of its heaviest Republican majorities. Tbe detection in Milwaukee was caused entirely by a local question, which will probably be forgotten before the next general eleotion. The latest great attempt in modern engineering is tbe long talked of scheme to "harness" Niagara Falls, and utilize her immense water flow for manufacturing purposes. According to the Chicago Herald, the Niagara River Hydraulic Tunnel Power and Sewer Company is now in working order, and the faot tbat suchimen as the Vanderbilts, Chauncey Depew, Drexel, Morgan & Co., and other well-known capitalists compose the syndicate, gives assurance tbat the enterprise will not languish lor lack of funds. To harness and control tbe mighty energy that has for countless years spent itself in a fury of foam and noise bas long been a favorite dream of engineers. Yet, tbe idea ought to be practical. Certainly greater things have been accomplished. Ad Entertainment. Tbe ladies of tbe Missionary Society of the St. Paul Lutheran Cbureh of Kittany Valley will give an entertainment in tbat churcb on Sunday evening, April 13tb. Tbe program will consist of recitations, select reading and addresses raterpersed with music Tbe entertainment promise* to be good and every person is most cordially invited to be present A collection will be taken for tbe benefit of tbe "African Steamboat." ARRIVAL OF THE ADRIATIC Captain Boberts Puts an Entirely Different Light on the Stories Sent Out. CONeBEBBIONAL PKOOBAM. DID NOT DESERT THE BTJSKIB& SHIP A Lack of Accommodations. From the Fresno Chaff*. Driver (on street oar line): "What do you mean, sir, by spitting all over that seat?" "Old Mountaineer-"Hugh! Why, tbat sign says not to spit on the floor, an' tier winders is fastened down, an' there ain't, no spittoons. Where in tbaoder do you expect a feller to spit?" Argument Court, A session of Argument Court will be held next Saturday at 9 o'clock a. m. Mrs. Baker, wbobaskepta eonfeetionsry store on Henderson street for a long time, has removed to No. 24, Belifonte avenue, and wilt open in a few days with a full �tore of fro its and candies. She will also have an ice cream parlor in eoneotion with the store. Hundreds of people viewed tbe New Normal School building yesterday. The painters are putting tbe finishing touches and tbe handsome new edifice will soon be completed. But Offered Every Assistance in Hie Power to the Disabled "City of Paris" ud Tendered Bis Vessel for Carrying- the Pass gera to Queensland-A Noble Bed Man's Double Crime. New Tom, April G.-The Adriatic ar. rived to-day. Captain Robeita was questioned about bis action toward tbe disabled City of Paris, and stated tbat the story published is not true. Captain Roberta states that he laid by the Paris aiz hours, and that on tbe boat from Paris coming alongside his vessel be informed tbe officer in charge tbat be would do all in bis power to assist tbe disabled ship. He signalled tbe steamer Aldergate, and with her proceeded to come up to tbe PariB, and on reaching her informed Captain Walking that he bad spoken the Aldergate who was willing to tow tbe Paris to Queenstown. He also offered to take off her passengers and leave them at Qaeeostown, not New York, as had been incorrectly reported, and even stated to Captain Watfins that if it was absolutely necessary to save life he would tow tbe Paris to Queenstown Captain Watkins, on learning from Captain Roberts that tbe steamer Aldergate would come to bim signalled "thank yon, go ahead," so be proceeded on his voyage. �EVICTIONS AT ETEKVALB. Nine Writs of ejectment Against Tenant Miners. Wu-kesbarbe, April 6.-Tbe Union Improvement Company (the �vervale Coal Company) yesterday issued nine writs of ejectment against tenants occupying their property at Ebervale. The writs are based upon a oast-iron leaae in which tbe tenant in each ease agrees to quit the premises whenever requested to do so by the company, without further notice. In order to enforce this agreement ten-1 ants have been compelled to sign a warrant of attorney authorizing any lawyer in Luzerne county to confess judgment in ejeotmeut against them. Tbe writs were placed in tbe hands of the sheriff here yesterday, and it is likely tbat nine families will be turned out. TBI MISSISSIPPI K.OOD. The Situation Dally Becoming* More Serloms -Women and Children Drowned. Vicksbue'j, April 6.-Negro survivors arrived here from the Bayon Falaye, report that their raft was dashed against a tree and that twelve women and children were drowned. Tbe situation is growing daily more serious in the street Bayon country, and there Is much suffering there. Officers of tbe steamer Osceola report that the overflow is beginning to empty into tbe Mississippi through Eagle Lake and predict a great inorease in tbe pressure all along the Louisiana front from that point southward. General Benin's Report. Wabhisotos, April 6.-In the report to Seoretary Noble upon the business of bis office, General Raum, Commissioner of Pensions, says that be will be able by tbe last of May to cause the examination of every claim pending in tbe office nn tbe first of January last, have every claim allowed that is completed and calls for evidence made in those not completed. Applications at tbe rate of 450 a day are being received, and hereafter every claim added upon these files will be taken up and acted upon within a week. The record of tbe past mouth shows that 10,374 pension certificates, 8,163 of tbem original cases were issued, being tbe largest number ever issaed in one month by tbe pension bureau. . The Chinese Enumeration Bill far the Senate and Contested Elections In tbe Bonne. Wasringtos. April 6.-In tbe Senate the Chinese enumeration act will come up to-morrow, and tbe Mitchell amendments intended to restore tbe bill to something like its purport when it waa received from tbe House will be in order. It is not ex peoted tbat thin bill will occupy muob time. After it is disposed of tbe discussion of reports in the Montana ekctiou oaae will be resumed. Ia the House to-morrow is "District of Columbia" day, and on Tuesday naval matters will be discussed. About Wed' nesday tbe Elections Committee will take tbe floor and call up these contested elections is order, viz: Posey vs. Parrett, Indiana; Bower vs. Buchanan, Virginia, and Waddell vs. Wise, Virginia. Over the first two cases, as Committee has reported in favor of the sitting Democratic members, there is likely to be little discussion save that Cbeadle ia expected to ebampion Posey's claims. But in tbe oaae of Waddell vs. Wise, there will be a triangular fight. The Majority Committee will contend for Waddell, Democratic minority of a new election, and Wise for bis own seat. Letter List. The following list of letters remain uncalled for in tbe Lock Haven post office up to Saturday, April 5, 1890: Miss Jennie A. Bassett, M. R. Barnita, Wm. Beach, John W. Book, Miss Clara Butler, Miss Annie Caroll, W. B. Doraey, Miss Jane C. Fox, Fred Hortb, Rev. T. A. Hollenbaob, Miss Kate Smith, David Jackson, Daniel Keefe, Miss Kate Lane, Miss Theresa Lanmer, Isiab Melio, Henry Meliok, Miss Tlioba Miller, Miss Annie Miller, Martin Moors, G. S. Morse, E. J. Murray, Nellie Russell, P. Seeds*. Huza-lack Zanos, W. D. Vennatta, B. Bruce Wilson, Mrs. Annie Weiss, James H. Williamston, M. Pasoriale Caromanera, Bucks! rade. R S..babkeb, P. M A Sunday Cocaine; Main. Wilkes-Barre, April 6.-A Sunday cooking main of nine battles waa fought at an early hour this morcing, at Haltby, seven miles from here, for (200 a side. The main was between birds brought from Wyoming and Broderick. The latter won five battles out of the nine, and tho tight was awarded to them by the referee. About seventy-five persons were in attendance, and considerable money obanged bands on each battle and the final result of the fight. A Mystery at Hamilton. Hawi/tos, O., April C-The body of Joseph H. Jacobs, Jr., son of a wealthy citizen, waa found this morning an the hydraulic reservoir. He ha* been missing since March 18. Hisskull was crashed is and his face was disfigured. Every evidence exists of foul play. There is much excitement on account of the prominence of bis family. This ts the third case of the kind in this city within tbe last month. The BeMlnc's Presidency. Philadelphia, April 6.-The Ledger to-morrow will say it is "authorized to contradict the tumors that have been set afloat relative to a change in the presidency of the Reading Railroad Company. No such proposition would at any time have been entertained." The Chicago Carpenters Will Strike. Chicago, III., April 8.-Tbe journeymen carpenters of Chicago held a meeting i to-day and ratified tbe action of tbe Exec, utive Council ordering a general strike as tbe opening of the losjr heralded eight hear struggle. Tbe men now work ten hours and receive from 35 cents an hour down. Five thousand journeymen are expected to strike to morrow. Probably n Victim of Niagara. Niagara Falls, April fi.-William A. Welcb, for several years past foreman on H. C. Howard's farm near Lasalle, ia missing, and there seems but little doubt that be was carried over the fall*. On the evening of March 27 he waa seen by his stepson to go out into the river to set a nigbtline. A Noble Bed Man's Double Crloae. Omaha, Neb., April 6.-Eagle Horse, an Indian, yesterday afternoon shot from ambush and instantly killed Frank E. Lewis, a school teacher at Pine Ridge agency, and then oommitted suicide. The Fallon House barber shop is being painted and papered by Seltzer and Rbymestine. DBATBS. Mrs. Susan Pasaell, widow of the late Thomas Passel, died last evening at the residence of ber son-in-law, William Sbnltz, aged 86 years. The time of the funeral will be announced later. Ehud Chatham, died at Wayne township Wednesday, 2d iust., aged 80 years. Tbo funeral occurred on Friday 4th inst. At Abdera, this county, March 28tb, 1800, Miss Anna E. MoKibben, seed 20 years, 6 months and 15 days. She being the fourth generation tbat baa died at the homestead her great grand father settled on on about the year 1800. He raised a family of two sons and several daughters. His wife, Sarah, died there, his sou, Joseph McKibben, was born and lived there all bis life and died there at the age of 02 years, and his son, William L. McKibben, was born, lived and died there at tbe age of 56 years. Neither of the latter bad their borne any other place and now Anna ia called away, but her friends loss is ber \ gain as sbe was a true christian girl. The funeral of Ella May, infant daughter of Charles W. Mosher, took place yesterday. Services were conducted at tbe house by Rev. S. 3. Taylor and interment was mads in Highland cemetery. Julius A. Phillips, a well known oitizen of the First ward, this city, died tbis afternoon of pneumonia, aged 61 years. Tbe time of tbe funeral will unannounced to-morrow. Tbe deceased was tbe father of twenty-eigbt children ol whom three eons and fifteen daughters ; are living. ABOUT CITY AMIRS. The Disbandment of the Old City Council and tbe Organiiatkai of tbe Hew. DEMOCRATS ffi COMPLETE CONTROL. Voluminous Bepoits From the Various Departments-The Beaded and Floating Debt 130,000, on wbisb. an Annul Interest or alg.OOO la Pnld-J. XT. Smith and O. W. BaMheter the New President and Clerk. Tbe last session of the old City Council waa held at 10 o'clock this morning, all the members being present, aa follows: Messrs. Bickford, Candor, Ely, Fioken-scher, Haberatroh, Ereamer, MoLeod, Quigley, Robb, Seid, Smith and Brown, president. The minute* of the last meetings of Council were then read by Clerk McCormick and were approved. The report of tbe Finance Committee of approved bills for March was received and order* directed to be drawn for the aeveral amounts. The Finance Committed submitted a statement of the financial condition of tbe city, wbiob shows a total bonded and floating indebtedness of (230,200, ou which an annual interest of 412,219 is paid. There is (2,900 in the sinking fund. Tbe report was received and ordered to be spread at large on tbe minutes. The same committee reported the total expenses of the general city for the past fiscal year at 17,788.52. Interest paid during the year 411,252.59. Tbe Committee on Street* and Bridges reported the total expenses for this department at (10,429.68 for tbe past year. The Street Commissioner submitted a detailed report of the work done last year. The reports were received and ordered filed. The Fire Committee reported the expenses of the Fire Department for the past year at (2,282.82. The committee report the Department in good condition. Reports received and ordered filed. Tbe Poor Committee reported the expenses of the Poor Department at $G,432,. S3 tor the hast ?�nr. Of this amount about (1,100 was expended in building an addition to tbe Poor House. Report, received and ordered filed. Tbe Water Commissioners report submitted to Council gave a complete summary of tbe work dono and money expended during 1889 and part of 1890. They recommended that as rapidly as possible the remaining cement pipes In the water system be replalced by permanent iron ones. The total expenses of the Department for the past year were 110,-.93, a large part of. which was for new pipe and repairs to the reservoirs after the June flood. Tbe City Treasurer's report showed a balance of (12,008.04. His request for voucher orders were granted. The Chief of Police reported 73 oil lamps in good condition, tbe cost of lighting tbe same for the past month being (17.20. Mr. Smith offered the following resolution which was unanimously adopted by a rising vote: Whebsas, Wm. H. Brown, Esq., is about retiring from this Council, having served as a member of tbis body for twelve years and for year* aa its chairman, having voluntarily declined a re-election and is about to vacate his seat in this body, therefore Betolvtd, That tbe thanks of this Conn-oil is hereby tendered to Mr. Brown and through tbem tbe thsnks of tbe people of tbis city for his able and honorable coDrse while an official of this city, aud that to tbe lopinion of tbis Counoil the city will suffer a great loss by his voluntary retirement, and that prosperity and happiness may be his future lot. Resolved, Tbat these resolutions be placed upon the minutes and a copy properly certified, presented to Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown thanked Counoil Bincerely for the expression contained iu tbo reso lotions and referred to the harmonious relations existing between the members dm log bis service as a councilman. Ho spoke of the volaminous reports just submitted to the counoil, which showed that municipal affairs were in a healthy con. dition, notwithstanding tbe little credit given to City Council by many of the people. President Brown then declared the old Counoil adjourned tine die. Kreamer, Kistler, Mower, MoLeod, Qutg ley, Ringler, Sbeid, Seid and Smith. President Seid announced the election of a permanent president in order. Mr, Haberstrob nominated J. W. Smith, of the Second ward, and he was elected without opposition, no other oaddidate being named, Mr. Smith thanked Counoil for the honor and asked for tbe kind assistance of the members in administering tbe duties of tbe office. He urged Council to retrench expenses wherever possible and not to inorease the rate of taxation. Tbe eleotion of a clerk was tbe next thing on the program. Mr. Ereamer nominated 8. M. MeCor-mick, the efficient olerk that has served council well for several years past. Mr. Seid placed O. W. Batobeler in nomination lor the position. A yea and nay vote resulted in the eleotion of Mr. Batobeler, as follows: For McCormick-Ely, Kreamer, Fulton and Mower-4. For Batobeler-Haberstrob, Eistler, MoLeod, Quiggley, Ringler, Scbeid, Seid and Smith-8. Mr. Seid moved that a oommittee be appointed to wait on the Mayor and receive any communication he may have to present to Council, President Smith appointed 'Messrs. Quigley, Ringler and Kistler as said committee and the gentlemen returned in  few minufjs accompanied by Mayor Mason, who presented his annual message to Council. The Mayor again called the attention of Counoil to the importance of building a main sewer through tbe oity, and emphasized the fact tbat tbe health of the community demanded it. He spoke of Jtha sad results of the big flood and tbe fever epidemic that followed bo olosely after. He urged Conn-oil to sea that the streets and alleys were kept clean and that the streets be put in good condition for tbe coming Knights Templar oonolave. next May. He congratulated the city on the progress made in the improvements to the Water Department and tbe freedom from serious conflagrations during tbe past year. Said tbat be bad personally investigated the Poor Department and found that the city's charges were humanely treated and well cared for. On motion of Mr. Eistler the message was reoeived and tbe recommendations contained therein referred to tbe proper committees. The bond of City Treasurer Shaffer for (15,000 was then presented and reoeived the approval of Counoil. The bondsmen ate W. H. Brown, J. W. Bridgens, R. B. Reitenour and John A. Robb. On motion council adjourned to 7:30 o'clock this evening. His Superior Qualification From the Chicago Times. Applicant-I feel that I am called to serve my oountry in her OBed, and therefore desire a situation in tbe Weather Bureau. Signal Servioe Officer-Wbat are your qualifications, sir, for tbe post ? Applicant-A willing disposition, and- and-. 'And wbat, sir?" ' A prophetic corn !" PERSONAL PENCIX.INOB. FROM THE LOCAL DRAGNET The Happennings in and About the Oity for the Part Two Days.; WHAT HAS 000UREED OF IBTESE3T Bn� Could Not Walk the Legs-Palish Blee-tipn-A LOT CD Collection-Log* and Bafts -Altoona Knlgfets Coming-Argument Court-Memorial Dny ServtONh-Plre-men's Attention. A young lady from Clearfield, who is employed at one of our prominent hotels, yesterday went out to show some of the boys bow to walk tbe logs lying in the pool. She bad not ventured far, however, when the slippery thing* rolled and the young lady went down-and got wet. One of the young men present pulled her out, and sbe returned to the hotel a wiser and wetter girl than when she went to tbe river. Par lib Election. Tbe annual Pariah meeting of St. Paul'* Episcopal Church was held this morning, and tbe following officer* were chosen: Paul s. Merrill, Warden; T. C. Hilton, Accounting Warden; Moon Fredericks, Clerk. Tbe following Vestrymen were elected to serve the ensuing year: P. 8. Merrill, W. W. Barrows, S. R. Peale, The*. Yardley, T. C. Hilton, L. A. Boott, O. W. Webb, E. Bigony, Proctor Myers, C. A. Rice, Frank Wbittaker and Moore Fredericks, THE NZW COUNCIL. The Democrat* In Control of Affaire-J. W. Smltb, President, G.W. Hatcheler. Clerk. TbB new Counoil organised immediately after the old one disbanded. Mr. Sold was elected temporary ohalrman and Clerk McCormick retained as temporary olerk. Tbe following certificates of election were tbeu read by tho olerk i George P. Shaffer for City Treasurer; George C. Schoid, X. B. Ringlor, Wilson Kistler, David Jloasor and Samuel Fulton as Couscilmen. Alderman Noble admiulBtcrsd the ontb of office to the new Council men. The roll call found all the member* present as follows: Ely, Falton, Haberstrob, {pitcher, Mac Keller, the jeweler, is transacting business in Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Brown have returned from their visit to Columbia. J. I. Kunes and A. E. Graham, of Ea-gleville, were in the oity tbis morning. Chief of Police W. S. Chatham, returned yesterday from a week's visit to Roanoke, Va. Prof. Perrine was the guest of Prof, and Mrs. Wolverton, during bis stay iu this city. County Superintendent Brungard la visiting tbe publio Bobool at Farraads-ville to-day. Miss Mary Qanna, wbo has been attend, ing school at Bethlehem, is at home spending ber vacation. Arthur B. Salmoo, a clerk in tbe railroad office at Wiikesbarre, spent Sunday with bis parents in tbis city. Ex Governor Pollock is quite comfortable to day, aud his friends are hopeful that be may continue to improve. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kress spent Sunday in Bellcfoute and ate their Eastor dinner with Geo. Hastings ond family. Miss Dillon, of the Normal, ably assisted the choir in tbe Presbyterian Church yesterday with ber full soprano voice. Mr. Oeotge M. Case, one of tbe olerks , the Beech Creek Railroad offices at Jersey Shore, spent Sunday iu Lock Haven. Rev. J. H. Mundy, or Alba, Pa., baa accepted the call extended to bim by tho congregation of tbe Disciple Chorob, this oity. Rev. .7. A. Wood, Jr., the new pastor of Trinity M. E. Church, preached yesterday both morning and evening to large congregations, Fred Gould, of Owego, N. Y., wbo was short-stop in the Lock Haven ball olub scvoral years ago, is in the oity and is the guest oi John Shaffer, tbe "cannon ball" "Be, She, Him, Bar" I* the odd title of a very fonuy comedy tbat will appear here April 10. George H. Adam*, the world-renowned elown, head* the company. It would Indeed be a task to find tbis gentleman'* equal as an actor, vocalist, acrobat and comedian. The comedy is well suited for his abilities. Mies Toma Hanlon, a bewitching little actress and an excellent singer.ably assist* Mr. Adams and bis oompany of comedians. The Beading Ballroad Quarrel Settled, Negotiations were concluded on Wednesday whereby the two parties in Heading railroad affairs have made a harmonious arrangement that will pnt an end to pending legal proceeding* against the present management. Shareholder* representing stock heretofore opposing tbe management are to have two member* of tbe Board of Managers, Messrs. Thomas Dolan and Henry C. Gibson. Logs and Bnfts. The late rise iu the river haa brought In quit* a number of timber raft*, and more are expected to day. A great many raft* passed Clearfield yesterday, and tbe water to-day ia at a good stage for running. Tbe logs have been coming in lively on tbis flood and at 8 o'olock this forenoon the boom was full. Tbe boom orew are sorting tbem as fast as possible. Altoona Knlgat* Coating. The Mountain Commandery No. 10, Knights Templar, of Altoona, have decided to attend tbe grand conclave in tbis oity next May. Tbe Mountain Commandery will come fifty strong, and nave bean assigned hotel quarters at tbe National Hotel. A number of ladle* will aooom-pany tbe Sir Knights. fireman's Attention. All members of the Fire Department are expected to meet at their respective boss bouses to-morrow evening at 6:30 in uniform to participate in tbe street parade, in honor of tbe Third Annual Ball of tbe Hand-in-Hand Hose Company to be held in the Armory of Company H later in the evening. Open To-Day. Jacob Dubler, who formerly kept a tailor shop on Bellefonte avenue, been out of the city for a year, opened a new shop tbis morning on drove street near the engine bouse where be will be pleased to see bis old customers, and new ones too. Memorial Day Services. Preparations for a proper observance of Memorial Day have been begun by the members of John S. Bittner Post, G. A.R. The memorial address will be delivered by J, G. Love, Esq , of Bellefonte. ---- --. T* Hang on Tnnrsday. Preparations for the execution of Albert Andrew* at Bellefonte, next Thursday, are now going forward. Over four hundred persons, it is said, will be admitted to witness the execution. Remember tbe entertainment at the Opera House to-night for the benefit of O. H. Emory Camp, Sons of Veterans., Tbe program will consist of tbe sparkling comedy entitled " Lend Me Five Shilling*," under the direction of Prof. Bible, assisted by Misses Jessie Batobeler and Flora Simon, of tbis city, and Oracle Forey, elocutionist, of Altoona. Another feature of the entertainment is tbe musical olio, consisting of solos and duets by tbe best musical talent of this city. Admission 10, 20 an" 30 oents. TBI CBNBTJS AND POUXIC*. BOket Which the Cosalag Reapportionment Will Ban on taw Presidential Xteetlon. M. P, Handy In the Horth American.; WAsmsaTOS, April 5.-A question that is attracting eonsiderabl* attaatioo, apropos of the oenaua to be taken in /nog i* what wilt be the effect of tbe statemest of population on tbe Congressional vote of each State, the electoral vote and -the result of tbe Presidential oontast of 1899. With tbe Increased popnlstion there will probably be an Increase In the number of Congressmen and eieetorsL The prospect* are that tbe northwest, far .wast and Texas wffl gain, New England lose and the other States remain about the same. The most populous State* for forty years have been New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, in the order named, but tbe oansu* is likely to show tbat Obio is fourth, 'and tbat Illinoia bas passed ahead of hex sister. Ohio is therefore likely to lone one or more representatives. Of the States that will gain Tsxis Awlll show tbe greatest lnorcaa* two,' nerbap* three. Other States tbat may gain two are Minnesota, Illinois and Nebraska,' with perhaps Kaosa* and Missouri. -. Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee, Michigan and lOs-oonsln an likely to gam one member, and South Dakota haa hopes.To make up lot this, there are likely tobeioaaes of a member from Georgia, Maine, Wimrihoaetta, Ohio end Virginia, a gain in all of about seventeen, inoludlng Idaho and Wyoming, and a loss of about five.. Thia leaves the 'perhaps" out of Mnsider*t)pn. The Electoral College wonld Uatra stajbd op. the basis of 1888-Republican,'" 28f; Democratic, 171. Assuming that" North and South Dakota, Wyoming,. Montana and Idaho go Republican,^ and adding tbe deoranae* and. deducting'the losses, there wonld be* Repnblbjsn gain of 19, making; the result UepnbUMB*, M9; Demooratio, 171. Deducting the rotas of all the States tbat may-be raasonably claimed a* doubtful, Montana, Jfew Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Ufflua, California aud Connecticut, the result wonld be- Republican, 184; Demooratio, 150; with 86 votes to fight tor, neoeesnry to ohoioe, 211. The Democrat* would need 61 and the Republican* 27; votes to win, wbleh would make It impossibbi for the Demooratio candidates to win without New York's 86 votes. These changes hi repreaentationmay not be so great as to have any decisive political effect that is to give either party'{he Electoral College beyond rrsiooable doubt. Bnt when the two leading parties are so evenly balanced, a rote lost or gained by either State will bare gnat weight, and tbe party making the change will be able by a skilful reapportionment to gain five or six electors for their "side and lose tbat nuber for the other from tbe representation as I have given it. Two Vrorn Benovo. From the Evening News, 5th Inst Mr. J. N. WeUiver the old and well-known Iuaurano* agent, of Look Haven waa a passenger on day express. It la said that Mr. WeUiver will be a candidate for aasembyman from this county this coming term. The Deaxratio party oonld nuke bo better selection and. It ia safe to say that the gentleman would be elected by an overwhelming majority if be ware nominated. Abe Good resigned his position with the P. & E. R. R. Company, on April 1st for the purpose of joining the Eastern Base Ball Clnb of the inter-state league, where be will report for doty on April. 15th, as pltoher or that nine. Abe is a firs* class base ball nun and the Active* of Beaovo will mirs him this coming snnuaer. The -V�m joins his many admirers ia wishing him abundant (access in his new field.. TswNlgbX .....; The sparkling comedy "Lend Me Five Shillings" will be produced at the Opera House by borne talent, for the benefit of Son* of Veteran*. The out ooBprjsasitbs following, viz: Mrs. Capt Kress, Miss Furey, of Altoona, G. P. Bible, Paul Welsh, E. E. Bail, O. B. Gillis, H, B. Geary, and other*. Iu addition tenths play, a very interesting musical and'elocutionary program will be given the early part of the evening, consisting of a few select recitations, vosal dasts, solos, b*l- ' lad*, etc., by some of tbe best musical talent of this oity and Bellefonte. Aboat two hundred waned seats have been sold, and tbe pro*peat* for a large attendance are good. Tbe exercises begin promptly at 8 o'olock. Prices, 10, 30 and 30oenta. A Hair Ceauwy Kgg. This morning Mr. Joseph A. Rhodes possesses an Easter Egg, bearing tbe following inscription, "J. A. R.-April 20, 1840." Tbat'* a pretty old egg,~aot so freab as those distributed yesterday. A Kerg* OaUecUoa.1 Tbe Easter oolleotiouat St. Paul'* Episcopal Church yesterdey amounted to 1366.10. Tbe money ia to be used in defraying the expenses of erecting th� **W chapel. ;