Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - April 11, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
mmn NINTH YEA.R-NO. 36. LOCK HAVEN, PA., FBI PAY. APRIL 11. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINgLOE BROTHERS---POBLMHEBS CURRENT COMMENT. Iowa btf'.l clings to Prohibition even if it docs cot prohibit._ Four hangings iu oua diy in Pennsylvania s'joxs that haiging is no" "flayed out in tbe Kuy&Ume Stile." Tub Ripnb'iojns of Rhoia Island bare a majority of three in tbe Legislature, wbiab iusures a Republican Governor and other State officials. Mrs. Senator Stanford aupporta thirty or forty kindergartens for tbe poor io San Francisco. And still aome people say that great riches are a species of robbery. _ Reading detectives are being arrested for extorting money from liquor dealers. Between illegal liquor sellers and bunko detectives tbe Berks connty jail ought to be pretty full. The opposition to tbe Civil-Sei vice law whiob was threatened at tbe opening of Congress bas almost entirely disappeared. The indications now are that not only will tbe law remain untouched, but that an in creased appropriation will be voted to the Civil-Service Commission. Principal Battles will stay, and if tbe blind boya don't like his management they can leave. That is practically the decision of the Board of Managers. But bow if tbe Legislature doesn't like it, and refuses to make anotbei appropriation for tbe Blind Asylum until things are rectified? There was some question as to whether the subscriptions in Chicago for the World's Fair were bona fide. To settle the matter Chioago sent its paper to the Senate Committee on the World's Fair, �bowing the-validity of their subscriptions, and New York will bave to trump np another scheme to hart tbe-Windy City. Reliable men in Utah declare a large Mormon emigration is in progress. It is Mid two thousand of these people bave left the Territory since the Edmund* law was enforced. That law bas put a stop to the outward practice of polygamy and tbis does not suit the straightout Mormons who prefer to go where they can practice their creed unrestrained. TELEGRAPHIC TOURNAMENT Tbe Record Hade by the Lightning Manipulators in the National Contest. PEMALE FINGERS THE NIMBLEST, 1 lowland'* Law i'rKi 1 -c. �x President Clevlacd bas bad more law business thrust up3n bim since he took an office in New York tban he oonld attend|to. He bas refused some very rem--unerative business because it was of such a oharaoter that political capital would bave been made of it. Be declined the position of council to one of the largest life insrence companys In America. A fair estimate of his present income iB 125,000 a year. He might easily make four times that. He does not appear in Court at all.-Washington Pott. Last Night's Show. The medium sized audience at the Opera House last night was generally pleased with " He, She, Him and Her," but just where' tbe play suggests the strange title, we were unable to detect. It coold more appropriately be styled "Him and Her, or He and She." for it's aueoeaa depends entirely upon Mr. George H. Adams and Miss Toma Hanlon, and right royally did they sustain their respective parts. The play ie in three acta, and succeeded in making people laugh wbioh is its only mission and aB we said before sent people borne generally satisfied. Was There a Maai Drowned? There was considerable exoitement in the city yesterday afternoon over the rumor that a man had been drowned at Lockport. A careful investigation leads to the conclusion that tbe personB who thought they saw a man drown were mistaken. A man who was near by wben the �opposed drowning accident occurred says there was no person there. Rivermen are of theopiuian that what they saw from this aide of the river and thought was a man was a blaok stump or log of wood suoh as may often be seen floating down the river, wben there is a flood. Half Bates for the 1. O. O. F. Anniversary. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows wilt celebrate their anniversary at Danville, Pa', on Saturday, April 26th, 1890, with interesting ceremonies. For the benefit of those who desire to be present tbe Pennsylvania Railroad Company will aell exoorsion tlokets to Riverside (opposite Danville), valid for tbe day of issue only, from Renovo, Wilkesbarre, and intermediate stations, at a single fare for tbe round trip. They Caught Two Bears. John Uzxle, of Snow Shoe, and E. A. Fancier, of this city, went ap tbe river yesterday and captured a pair of cub bears, which tbey brought home with them. Mr. Uzzle took one of the cubs home to Snow Shoe with bim and Fancber's is in tbe Fallon House menagerie, where it is a great attraction to-day. Beady for Business. City Treasure Shaffer, opened bis office ia tbe Simon building yesterday and is now nadj to transact buaioeas. And Miss K. B. Stephenson Secures the Honors by Sendlna 217 Words Flashing Over Tbe Wire In Five Minutes-The Old Timers also Take a Hand and do Soma Bapld Work. New York, April 10.-Tbe National Fast Telegraphing tournament was opened tbis afternoon at Hardman's Hall, and extended to an evening session. Hardmao Hall wss specially fitted for tbe occasion with telegraphic connection from wall to wall, and from tbe platform to all parts of tbe room. A table in tbe oeotre of tbe platform was fitted with a transmitter of all the prominent manufacturers, giving a choice of instruments to each contestant. This table was eonneoted with nine sounders distributed along the walls of tbe room, and with a sounder to the Judge's desk, and to tbe desk where sat U. B. TJp-permao, of tbe Associated Press, who took down by 4neanB of a oaligrapb the messages as fast as transmitted. This consisted of a paragraph of American history, upon which esoli contestant started at tbe word "go," and worked for five minutes. At tbe end of tbat time the circuit was broken, and tbe record taken. The first contest was in tbe class free to all. First prize (50, second, $40, third, (80. Miaa K. B. Stephenson, of the Western Union, won, the first prize, sending 217 words in the given five minutes. Miss B. M. Dennis, second, with 212, and Miss E. B. Vsnselow third, with 210 words and four characters. Tbe second contest was for "old timers" and especially intended for those in, the service prior to 1865. A. S. Ayer won the first prize of 150, with 229 words, and a special prize of (25 for the most accurate and finished sending in the quickest time. Fred Catlin won tbe second prize of (10, with 217 words, and 6. M. Eittniller, third with 197 words and four characters. The general contest "A" wss divided into two parts, the first division contesting in the afternoon. It was open to ,all first prize (100, second (70, third, (30, with (25 to tbe most acourate and finished sender. The following is the reoord: A. J. Swan, 215 words and two cbaroters, F. L. Catlin, 241 words, one character, H. S. Wright, 203 words, two characters; H. D. Paulbamus, 218 words, seven characters; W. L. Wangb, 229 words; J. P. Bradt, 224 words; W. Davis, 195 words; M. H. Toomey, 230 words. IT REQUIRES TIME. Congressmen Spend One Third of Their Term Securing Positions. Washington, April 10.-Tbe special corumittee of the National Reform League, appointed to inquire into tbe condition of the federal civil service of the operation of the reform law, has made its report with a view to ascertaining tbe amount of time consumed by the members of Congress directly or indirectly in tbe distribution of public offices. The committee addressed to each member a set of questions as to tbe number of federal officers in his district, tbe average number of applicants for each, time required in disposition of each, etc To tbesa inquiries twenty-four answers were received, from which tbe the committee estimates that moee than one-third of the entire time of each Congressman is consumed in securing office* for their con-stitntents. The Froeeodlnas of Congress. - Washington, April 19.-The House spent the entire day in Committee of tbe Whole considering the Naval Appropriation bill. On motion of Holman, of Indiana, the paragraph providing for three battle ships was struck out, yeas 93, nays 70. The provision for an armed cruiser was left iu tbe bill. The committee favorably reported the bill to the whole nouse, but no final aotiou was taken. Tbe Montana senatorship case was argued at length in the Senate to-day, the sesion lasting until 6:15 o'clock. Cans* or Teller Kimball's Tight. Wobchebteb, Mass., April 10.- Touching the Bight of Teller Kimball the general impression, strengthened by considerable evidence is tbat there is a woman iu tbe case. Kimball left here at 6:10 p. m April 2d, and went to Boston where he was joined by a womaow All traee of tbe pair is lost beyond tbiB point. State Detective Hayter arrived from New York last night. He Is confident tbat Kimball did not take passage from this city either by steamer or sailing vessel. A Live Alligator. J. Schuyler Jr., proprietor of tbe Fallon HouEe yesterday afternoon received frcm a friend io Florida, a live alligator. The "gator " is about a foot long and is quite I ively after iu long journey. THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS All Other Matters Give Way to the Silver Problem. Washington, April 10.-The caucus of tbe Republican representatives to-uigbt was fully attended. The object of tbe oall as announced by Dingley, of Maine, who presided, was the arrangement of an order of business for the rem tioder of tbe session, but it soon transpired that the s!lver problem was of suoh engrossing ln)ei meeting will be bdd in tbe room over Hilton's drug store, Saturday evening, April 12th, at 7:30. All are dordially invited. a Miscellaneous Mixture of Sanaa and Nonsense scissored and Scribbled. I'll sing to ynu the ballad of a season tnrnal around- The queerest. otlen, has accepted a position as clerk in James Murphy's Store. Miss Jennie Staub, of Lock Haven, is tbe guest ol Miss Annie Hartman at the residence of Mr. Andrew Heizman on Huron Avenue. A Touching Story or let Veterans aa* tha Civil War. From the Des Moines Leader. -. V Two veterans of tbo civil war keep bachelors' hall in a pretty New England town. Both are heroes, bat both are modeal; so, out of respect for their feelings, they will be desiguated here as Federal Captain Thomas and Confederate Captain Williams. They bad been colleaa ehwasa, and ths three weeks preceding the firing of the first shot at Charleston were spent by Williams at tbe home of Thomas-the aama home where Williams now does the carving because bis host has bat one arm, and where Tbomas dues most of tbe walking beoause his guest has but on* 1ea> As soon as it was certain that war waa Inevitable the friends separated and went to tbe front, one donning tbe bine and the other the gray. The war was nearly over when they first met as foes. * It waa on tbe field of one of � tbe terrible last battles. Early iu tb* fight Tbomas, who bad become a captain of In-. fantry, bad his right arm shattered by fragment of a shell tbat exploded above his head. In the exoitement be did not perceive bow serious bis wound waa, but simply placed the wounded member in a sling made of his handkerchief, took bis sword in bis left band and dashed'to the front again. The battle grew hot and furious. A position at first held by the Confederate .was usuiped by Captain Thomas and his company, who, by their audacity, were drawing a heavy fire from the men in gray. For a quarter of an hour they were nnable to advance' one inob, and were constantly charged by a reckless company of cavalry, led, Captain Tbomas soon perceived, by his friend Williams. Presently one of these charges proved disastrous to tbe' Confederate captain. He fell from bis horse midway between the opposing forces and lay motionless in an extremely dangerous spot, where shells from a distant part Of the field were dropping every minute. Captain Tbomas saw that his friend was still alive, aud made np bis mind in an instant. "Come on boys," he shouted, and dashed forward, followed by his men. "Five men fell before tbey had advanced fifty yards. _ Still shouting encouragingly to his followers, Captain Thomas ran to whore his wounded friend lay, raised bim to bis shonlderand darted toward a large rock whioh offered shelter from the flying-shells and ballets. Tbe rook was only a dozen paces distant, but once a shell burst almost at his feet,' covering both with dirt. When the coveted place of safety.' was reached Captain Thomas collapsed.' - A little later he was found by his victorious aomradeB lying insensible beside the man whose life be bad saved. Captaiu 1 homas carried away the stamp of an arm and Captain Williams the stump of a leg as souvenirs of the fight; and wben the war was over tbey laughingly agreed to form a pool of sound limbs and keep bachelors hall for the remainder of their lives. Frank Schaid's Fanaial. The remains of Frank Scbaid were brought to this city on News Express today and taken to the residence of John Barrett, Jay street, where funeral servloes were codnuoted this forenoon by Rev J. Darmstiatter. A delegation of members of Susquehanna Lodge, Knights' of Pythias, of Williamsport, together,'with others, accompanied the body. The.pall bearers were John Gohery, F. J. Kirby, M. Pettit, Max Harris, L. W. Itoyer and Walter Shutter, all members of K. of P, Undertaker S. L. Gage came with the body from Williamsport. A Lock Haven Girl's Msrrlasjst' The Flora, III., Southern Journal has a notice of tbe marriage in tbat plana on tho 1st inst., of Dr. L. E. Eldred, of tbat city, and Miss Agnes E. Huber, of Mount Carmnl, Pa. The bride was formerly of tbis oity and was a sister of the lata-Vrj* B. F. Marshall, with whom she resided while here. Veteran Legion at Bellefonta. Wednesday evening of next week' the muster of Enoampment No. 50, Union Veteran Legion will take plaee at Bolle- fonte. "'" personal p�NClXxii CIS- Supervisor A. ii. Brown, is visiting friends along the Blue Junlata. Ex Govornor Pollock is not so well today as be has been, and is much -.weaker.. Photographer Charles Dorey, yesterday made photographic views of Keller's Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shaffer entertained about sixty of tbeir friends last night at their residence on Bellefonta Avenne. William Bentley, clerk forC. R. Gear-hart, was taken suddenly ill last evening, but is reported somewhat better this morning. G. T. Michaels, of Lock Haven, while in Bellefonte on Thursday, of last week, inspected the brick school bouse on Bishop street, especially tbe beating arrangements and pronounced them very superior. Mr. Miobaels is a member of the Look Haven aobool board.-Bellefonte ffosetts.