Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - April 15, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
NINTH YEAll-NO. 39. .LOCK HAVEN, PA., TDESpAY. APRIL 15. 1890. PBTCE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS j^flY HOPES TO BAHDALL KINSLOK BBOTHEB8---PDBUSHKKS CURRENT COMMENT. Piukce BiSISakk is worth $10,000,000, but ho trill write a book all thu baa-e Sekatok-elect Brick, of the city of New Turk and Shite of Ohio bas declared for Cleveland's reuoniination in 189.!, from which it eppesrs be u still a rainbow chaser. _-_ Gbsat a raocal as Fiederiok Ward was there will ba some sympathy for him in the death of hie young wife, whose face he OJuld nut see. He has slill tw years before biro in prison and tbi re 04a bo do doubt that he has felt his punishment keenly. Justice certainly overtook the men who ruined General Grant and bid a heavy hand on thtm. As tub years, roll ou the value aud the splendor of Mr. Girard's great charity to the people of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania becomes mora and more apparent. Every year almost the uumber of orphan pupils in hia great college grows Urge r. There are now 1,355 pupils reoeiviog maintenance and education io this "school* There nr no nobler oharity than this iu all the land and Ita traauag ement and retults may well be a source of prido to the pro* pie of this Bute._� lit the death of Samuel Jacknon Randall the Democratic party loses its wisest and most patriotic statesman, and the Cation an upright, honest and fearless public servant. For many years Mr. Randall, through his attitude on the tariff question, _ has occupied a more prominent position before the country than aDy other member of his party. His death removes the last hope or the constantly diminishing band of Democratic protectionists aud hands the party over completely to the free traders. The Bellefonte Oanile, which is the ' home organ of General Hastings, says: "We are authorized to state that in case it is the will of the majority of the convention that Senator Delamater or any other good Republican be at the head of the ticket, the nominee will not find a warmer or mora eaCbUfiiastio supporter than Gejeral D. H. Hastincs." This is an expression in the right spirit, .and every other candidate should be ready to say the same if General Hastings bhould obtain a majority. The April rtport of tte Statistician of the Agricultural Dapartment shows that the condition of the winter wheat is only 81 at the present time. This has arisen from a number of causes. Late seeding resulted from drouth, bat Cbe.'mild weather induced a lnzuriant growth, which has been out down by the March frosts. The roots, however, arc believed to be intact and this will enable the plants to recover rapidly under tavorable wealherj In Pennsylvania, however, the crop is in excellent condition, rankiog 99, and far ahead of any other State. It is the low condition in California, 71, Illinois 75, Indiana 75 and Michigan 67, that has polled down the general average. ABOUT PBOMINENT PEOPLE. William Walter Phelps is said to be worth (8,000,000, the greater part of which is invested in railroad securities. Hme. Patti sleeps with a silk bandker. chief round her neok. She uses a very ally gargle of cool water every morning. The Hog. Ira J. Chase, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, has been for two weeks conducting revival services at the Christian Churih in St. Paul. The young man who is Bhortly to marry Mary Anderson, "announces the fact of their engagement," but bless his loving heart, the newspapers announced i- long ago. Genera] Sherman confesses that he likes the bands to play "Marching Through Georgia1' in his honor. He was surprised by bearing the tune aa a serenade when he visited Ireland. Secretary Blaine is said to posess one puonliarity common to men who deal with large and important measures. Big things never "vorry him, but little things stir him up in a minute. Rider Haggard, the famous English author, has announced to a friend in the City of Mexico his purpose of going to Mexico for a long sojourn, in order to gather material for new books. Lector* at Xjamar. Rev. Owen Hicks, drummer boy of Company C, Seventh Ohio Vol. Infantry, will lecture in the M. E. oburch at Lamar, Nittauy Valley, on Friday evening. May 2, for the benefit of the church. Rev. Hicks will lecture about what occurred between the "swearing in" and the "muav tor out." The price of admistlon will be 20 cents; children 10 cents. Goto for the Conclave. Samples of completely furnished cots may be seen by oaliing at P. P. Rittman's rooms on Bellefonte Aver 0.0, Persona Who will need oots during the conclave in May are requested to call and sea the camples and leave their order early. Hones and Senate Adjourn Ont ol Eespect i to the Dead Congressman. TEE PRaYEBS OF THE CHAPLAINS An Air of Sadness Pervaded tbe Chamber* -Profuse MonrnloK Kmbleins Displayed In the Honse-The Funeral Train Will Leave Washington Thursday Forenoon, Arriving at Philadelphia About 3:30 p.m. Wasington", April 14.-Au air of aad-uess pervaded tbe House cbamoer when the Speaker'* gavtil called tbat body to order at noon to-day. Iiraped in black aod eruameDted with a handsome Uoral design the seat of Mr. Randall recalls to tbe members the faot that their old colleague bad passed away forever, The crayon portrait of the ex-Speaker bung in tbe lobby was alBo tastefully draped with emblems of mourning. Io bis prayer, tbe Chaplain said: We bless Thee, Almighty God, that in tbe gloom which enshrouds us there is the clear shining of Tby love; and that in the awful stillness about the mouth of an openiug tomb a voice clothed with Almighty power speaks; *I am the resurrection and tbe life,* Bowing with submission to Tby will, we surrender to Thy fatherhood our beloved friend and brother. His name is inscribed amouj* the heroes, patriots and statesmen of tbe country, on the imperishable tables of its history, and his momory-the memory of his deeds and character-ia enBbrined in the hearts of his couutrymen, for whose honor and welfare he so long auti faithfully wrought. Ob, Thou who didst sbed the precious drops of pity and eymp&ty at Bethany's grave, wilt Thou not come to the widow whose wedded life has been one long joyous act of self devotion, and tbe children bereaved by this irreparable loss bring home to them and to us itbe comfort and the consolation that no noble life is really extinguished by death but passing behind the veil which sense makes, enters upon a higher and grander being in the gloriouB light of Thy presence. Bring them and us to that higher life, we pray through Jesus Christ." OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED. Mr. O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, officially announced to the House the death of Mr. Randall and spoke briefly of the noble character of the deceased statesman. He then presented resolutions expressing tbe regret'and sorrow of tho House at the death of Mr. Randall; providing (or a oom-nJUlee of nine members to attend the funeral, and resolving that the House adjourn as a mark of respect. The resolutions wero unanimously adopted aud tbe Speaker appointed the following committee: Messrs. O'Neill, Carlisle, Harmer, Holm an, Cannon, McKinley, Forcen, Springer, and Keiliey. The House then adjourned. THE SENATE CHAPLAIN'S PRAYER. In tbe Senate to-day the Chaplain, Ruv. J. G. Bmler, in his opening prayer made the following reference to Mr, Randall's death: '"We bless Thee for the long and useful life of Thy servant, now departed, whose departure we mourn. We bites Thee for his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, for bis patient suffering and that his end has been peace. We commend to Then thme who now gather in the daik shadow of the home circle Thou Judjju of the widow and Father of the fatherless, comfort them iu their Borrow, lead them, keep them, and givejinto them Thy peace/1 THE FUNERAL TI1AIN. The special funeral train will leave Washington over the Pennsylvania road at about 11:20 o'clock Thursday morning. A stop will he made at Ridge avenue sta tion, Philadelphia. Laurel Hill Cemetery will bo reached about 3:30 o'clock. Brief services will be held at the grave, to be conducted by Rev. John Chester, pastor of the Metropolitan churab, Washington. EXPRESSION OK CONDOLENCE. There was a steady stream of calltrs at the Randall residence to express there sympathy with tbe bereaved family. A largo camber of messages of condolence were received from well known persons. Randall's body is still in the room in whiob he died. The casket in which it will finally repose is of plain cedar, covered with blaok cloth and copper lined. Tbe only inscription is the name aud date of birth and death of the deceased. The remains wiil be taken from the bouse at eight o'clock Thursday morning* to the church, wheie they can be viewed until 9:30, when services will be opened and an opportunity given tbe friends to view the remains. George G. Meade Post G- A. R., of Germantowo, requested that tbe Grand Army services be held at tbe cemetery after the regular ceremonies, but a reply has been sent stating that they will have to hi omitted for want of sufficient time. THE HONOnARV PALL BEARERS. Tho honorary pail bearers hive been selected. They arc as follows: George W. Childs, A. J. Drexcl, Colouol Ak-x K. MeClure and William McMulIon, of Philadelphia; ex Governor Andrew G. Curtin, of Pennsylvania; Charles A- Dana, of New York; Senator A. H. Gorman, of Maryland; ex Congressman William H. Sow-den, of Pennsylvania ; Representative James H. Blount, of Georgia; Senator John S. Barbour, of Virginia and .Dallas Sanders, of Pennsylvania. Tbe active pall bearers will be uapltol policemen. A cot* pied � Pn*ltion� Benovo N ews, Mth lost. Mr. M. J. O'Brien, of Look Haves, a brother of F, J. O'Brien, will assume next week tbe management of the extensive lumber interests of Messrs. G. B. Men ill &Co., on ibe right baud branch of Young-woman's Creek. Tbe company have six lumber camps in that vicinity, all of which will be under tbe control of Mr. O'Bridb. Mr. O'Brlea has bad some experience io the business, having finished a large contract for O, W. Wolfe on the bead waters of Pine Cret>k one season. Hit services on tbat work, it is needless to say were satisfactory. He baa been assistant to bis bro" bar P. J. for over fifteen years, and we are sure tbat he will contribute hia share of the woi-L. in making the coining season one of tbu moat prosperous Merrill & Co. has ever hod on Youog woman's Creek. There ia a great deal ofjwork to be done by that oompany. There are over one, thousand cords ol bark to bo taken off tbe Merrill tracts this summer. This bark was peeled during last season, but owing to tbe open winter it bad to be left on tho mountains, for dryer weather than has prevailed lately. A Saw Mill Bnrned. Mr. 31 orris Weldon, manager of the saw mill and lumber business of Ario Pardee, near Montoursville, in Lycoming county, was in this aity last night. About four o'clock this morning be received a tele* phone message informing him that the mil was burned. Mr. Weldon left on "Sea Shore Express this morning for the scene of tbe fire and since bis arrival, sent a telephone message to tho Express giving*particulars. Tbe fire originatated in the boiler room,and the mill was completely destroyed. Tbe fire was fii st discovered about 12:30 this morning and io a very short time the flames were beyond oontol. The mill was situated along Loyalsock creek, between Montoursville and tbe river and was a large structure, well equipped and a very valuable plant. Tbe loss ia confined to tbe mill, as none of tbe lumber burned. There is an insurance of $14,000 ou tbe mill, and the amount of the loss is not known at present.---- The Mill Ball Band. Last evening the Mill Hall Axe-Mukers band paid this city a visit and serenaded a number of the residents of the town. The music rendered was excellent. The leader of tbe band is Blair Hopkins, and the manner in whioh they render their selections shows oatcful drill and constant practice. Tho Axe-Makers band will play for acorn-mandery of Knights Templar during the conclave next May. A Long Jonrney. A member of the New York Mail and Ex-press stall started on what, it is said, will be the longest canoe voyage ever known. He started from the Statue of Liberty and will end his voyage, after ; 7,000 miles of paddling and canoeing, at the mouth of the Columbia river, Fort j Canby, Washington, He carries with bim a bottle of water from tho Atlantic Ocean, which ho will empty into tbe Pacific in October next, augmenting that "largest body of salt water on tbe globe" at the expense of the smaller ocean. The ] principal waterways whioh the canoeist' wilt traverse are tbe Hudson river, Erie, canal, the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri and Columbia livers. Cost of street Paving. The average cost of pavemouts, as shown by tho contracts made by the City of Newark, New Jersey, in the past, are as follows: Oblong granite block, $3 80 per tquare yard; obloug trap rook,$2,50 per square yard; square trap rock $175 per square yard; Telford, $2 50 per square yard; asphaU, $2.80 per square yard. Assuming tbat the average cost of paving would be $2 50"per fquare yard, a mile of pavement of either asphalt or granite block will cost hat city about $20,000. The song of wild birds is the sweetest musio of the day, and as tbe grand chorus iDoioasoa with advancing spring it wilt be all tbe more welcome. Concerts are given free every morning about sunrise. A man's better half lays down tbe rules in tbe bouse, but she generally allows ber husband to lay down the carpets. Many country teachers are now out of employment. PERSONAL PEKCIXINGB. J. II. Laverty does not improve iu health as his friends are wishing he wonld, and fears are entertained that ho may not recover. Miss Cora Shaffer, of Pine Creak township, is spending a few days ia tbe oity as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Getz, East Water Street. Eddie Laird, messenger for tbe P, & �. railroad company in this city, ia still confined to the uoubq by an affection of the lungs. He Is tbe son of Harry Laird, train dispatcher. ECHOS OP TOWN TALK. Local Items Taken Tram Onr Beportert Nate Book. LATEST SEWS FB0M F0TJB WABDS A Deserved Promotion-He Wanted to Die -Will Wed This a>ealaw-The Commonwealth Band - Church Fair at Uenowo- *M Fay Car-ProipceUn*- for Coal - The Mill Ball Band. Mr. H. O. Cbapmap, of this oity, who for several yrars has been District Boper-ntcndeDt of ageooies for tbe Connecticut Mutual Life IpsurancaXonpatij, has been promoted to the position of General Agent of the company at Philadelphia. Ur. Chapman succeeds W. H. Tllden, who retires after thirty yearsserriac. The many friends of Mr. Chapman In Look Haven will be eorr; to learn that the dutiesof his new position will necessitate bis removal to Philadelphia, He will not remove hia family to that oity, however, until next fall. The promotion is a deserved one, as Mr. Chapman is one of tbe best insurance men in the State. Tbe Express joins with "Harry's" host of blends In this oity in wishing him' success in hia new position. He Wanted to Die. Mr. George W. Weiland, of near State College, Centre eonnty, committed anieide last Saturday by shooting himself. The particulars aa given by the Bellefonte Jfeici are as follows: Wetland, who was aged about CO years, took his rifle, fastened it in a vice and then taking a position in front of It palled the trigger end shot himself dead. The causa of tbe suicide is supposed to have been family troubles. Mr. Weiland was a farmer and bad, a family of 9ve children-two of whom, a son and a daughter, are school teachers. Chareb. Dedication. The friends of the; Bald Eagle and Nit-tany Piesbyterian Charon at Hill Hall are cordially invited to be present at the Dedication, of their new house of worship on Sabbath, April 20th, at 10:30 a. m. Rev. Robert Hamill, D.D., of Lemont, and Rev. D. K, Freeman, D.D., of Hunting' don, will assist the paslor. By request of session. S. W, Pokebot, Moderator. -�- -- Will Wed This Evenlna-. To night at 8 o'clock Mr. Con Jacobs, proprietor of the Opera House hotel and restaurant, and Miaa Emma Bierweiler, will be united in matrimony. The ceremony will bo performed iu the Water street German Lutheran Churon and its a large number of invitations have been issued the ohiiroh is likely to be well filled on the occasion. Vl.lt the Qieenhonie. Ladies, avail yourselves of the opportunity this delightful weather offers, and visit Neener's greenhouses. It will repay a visit. There is nothing more attractive about a home than beautiful flowers, (unless it be a baby) and Mr. Neener is prepared to sell yon anything in the flower line at reasonable prioes. The Par Car. - A special train consisting of engine and tender and tbe pay ear paaaed over tbe P. & E. railroad yesterday and tbe employes of tbe company received their monthly pay. Tbe pay oar distributes a large amount of cash each month and is always anxiously awaited by the railroaders. :Bast� BoadavatBt. Mary'.. The St. Mary's, Elk Couuty Iltarld Bays: The fine weather, the excellent churoh musio, and tbo beautiful selections by the two cornet bands on the Diamond iu the evening-all. contributed to make last Easter Sunday a most memorable occasion. Prospectlag for.Coal. Samuel Spangler is still prospecting for coal on his farm at Tylersvillo, 3ugar Valley. Several thin veins have been dis covered and the proapecters are in hopes of finding a larger body. The work of prospecting will be continued for some time. Cnnrch Pair at Ksnovo. A fair for the benefit of St. Joseph's Cathollo ohurob will open at Renovo on Wednesday. Every arrangement has been made to insure success, and many valuable artioles will be disposed of by ohance during the progress of tbe fair. FLblns Per Tiont. Tbe season for trout fishing opened today and lovers of the sport are trying tbeir luck in the nearby mountain streams. Tomorrow fish stories will be in ordir. The Commonwealth Band. The Kuighto Templar of Hurrisbnrg will be accompanied by tbe Commonwealth band on th�ii' vihit to this, city^ln May. HOW CX.KVKI.AND St'ECULaTED Mening of Jlope Hose. An adjourned meeting of Hope Hose Company will be held this evening at o'clock. A fall attendance is requested. Inside Pacts About the Pnichaae or -'Oak View"-How tartans Wen Made. The Washington correspondent of the New York r>ea>says:. About two months ago Oak View, the eountry seat which Mrs. Cleveland, by her charming presence and taste, made so attractive to those who visited it, was �aid to have been purohased by a California syndicate. It was stated that whereas Mr. Cleveland had paid fur it bnt $21,000 and had expended (15,000 in improvements, he bad disposed of it for 1140,000, a clear profit of over $100,000. Tin Pret� correspondent is iu possession of information which leaves little doubt tbat Oak View did sot cost President Cleveland a single copper. On the other hand, evidence ia forthcoming tbat it was presented to him by a syndicate of real estate speculators, who hoped, by identifying the great Graver with their scheme, to bull the market for property io the extreme northwestern suburb of Washington. Not long after Mr. Cleveland received the nomination at Chicago tbe Democratic National Committee was in sore need of funds. It raked the country, but realized comparatively little cash. Finally, however, it was learned that between 140,000 and *50,000 bad been subsoribed in tbe Distriot of Columbia alone. This amount, it is understood, was secured personally by Mr. Cleveland, although it ia doubtful if he at any time touched the did cash. I Word came to bim that tbe officers of a well known fire insurance company could raise the major portion of the boodle re-, quired. Whether promises or bargains were then made it has been difficult to ascertain, but it is oertain that the amount assessed was actually subscribed by these fire insurance officials. Scarcely had Mr. Cleveland been installed In the Executive mansion before these liberal contributors demanded tbat he should remunerate them, and he did. Colonel Clayton McMicbael was very soon notified that his services as United States Marshal for the district were no longer reqnired. No sooner had he been decapitated than A. A. Wilson, president of the corporation referred to, was sworn in in his stead. Mr. Wilson thereafter became the President's wa/m personal friend and advlaer. 8. E. Wheatlny, viae president of tho same oompany, was made one of the Commissioners of the district. Collector of Taxes John F. Cook, a sterling colored Republican, was bianoed to make room for E. G. Davis, one of the direotors of the same oompany. RegiBter of Wills H. J. Ramsdell was ordered to step down and out, and director Dorsey Clagett was appointed bis successor. George W. Howard brother of C. SI. Howard, secretary of the insurance oompany, was rewarded with tbe office of Sealer of Weights and Measures. O. O. Green, still another direetor, was at the time tbe owner, or part owner, of a large traot of land in the northwestern part of the District A syndicate was formed and an option obtained upon the whole traot. About twenty six acres were set aside and deeded to United States Marshal A. A. Wilson. As soon as the President had reoognized these gentlemen for their liberal oampaign contributions they, or their friends, conceived the idea of again recognizing the President. Within a few weeks Oak View was deeded to him at a stated purchase price of #21,000. A few weeks after it became known that President Cleveland was the possessor of Oak View, real estate in that vicinity began to boom. AH the property owned by the syndicate of whiob he was tbe chief went up in price three or four hundred per cent. Lota of a hundred feet front were held at exorbitant figures, and the profits secured by the President and the ring, it iB estimated, mounted up into the millions. Heal estate dealers here say that the presentation of Oak View by tbe syn-1 dicate to President Cleveland yielded in tbe long run a larger profit than any investment made by a private or public citizen since the District was organized. Not only did tbe President'* oanu put the price of land above the reach of men with ordinary means, but the Board of Distriot Commissioners was so controlled by Wbeatley, one of Cleveland's beneficiaries) tbat enormous sums, aggregating hundreds of thousands of dollars, were ex. pended in the construction of beautiful driveways, costly sewers aud other improvements, to the neglect of various sections of tbe Distriot which needed them as muob. An electric street railroad corporation was grauded a franchise to place its lines in communication with Oak View, and plan* for building up another capital oity about tbe President's country seat were laid la most elaborate details. With.the inauguration of President Harrison and the retirement of Cleveland Into "innocuous desuetude" came tbe slump. Geceral Harrison had no use for Oak View or the real estate speculators. Tbe Cali-foruia people jumped In, grabbed Oak Virnv aud all other property available in the vicinity, and to-day are holding it at nearly as big figures as when Cleveland ruled the roost. A MURDERED MAN IN A CASK The Body Shipned to this Country From Copenhagen in Piaster, 00NFESSI0H OF -THE MUBDEBEB The Body Shipped From Copenhagen to Racine, Wisconsin, to a Vlctltlon. Plrm-lt Pae*m Through the Hands of tbe Custom: omolals at Mew York, Who Examine the Contents of the Barrel. Naw Yokk, April 14.-The mystery of a cask shipped early iu January to a fictitious firm at Racine, Wisconsin, and that has puzzled the authorities of appraisers' stores there for some time, was unearthed to-day by a cable from Copenhagen. The cask contained the body of a murdered man paoked in plaster of paris. The aable which gave a clue to solve tbe mystery, stated that the man had been murdered there January 7, and his body shipped January 13, on the steamship Tbingralla to this city. The cask was shipped ostensibly and the charges paid by Mr. Smith. The cask was consigned to Beresford Brothers, Racine, Wisconsin, U. S. A., and Wells, Fargo & Co. were named as forwarders. Tbe casket arrived here February ilh, and was sent to the appraiser's store for examination and appraisement. It was there examined by taking out the head of tbe cask and scraping off a pound or so of the contents, which looked like plaster of parls, and then reheaded and set aside until it should he called for. The duty waa flxtd a', $2.50, whioh Wells & Fargo- paid. The express company meanwhile wrote to the Racine firm, and after several attempts learned tbe name was fictitious. Then word was sent to Mr. - Smith, the supposed consignor. The sequel oame when a lew days ago a man named Phil-ipsen was arrested in Hamburg and made a oonfession stating that be bad murdered the messenger of a factory in Copenhagen and had shipped the body of his victim to New York in a'oask. ' Tbe murdered man's name was Meyers. Tbe Copenhagen agents of the Thingvalla line cabled the agenta here relative io' the matter. On investigation the .body was fonnd stdl in the cask in a good state of preservation. The body was of a large sized man. Journallstle Jottings. Toe DuBois Courier is erecting a building of its own which will be ready for oo-oupanoy Jane 1st. This is but another evidince that ifs moritsare appreciated and ita fellow members of the craft in this sootion rejoice tbat it is to have a permanent home and will not be subject to the annoyance of moving in the future. The Watsontown Blade has entered its seoond year and comes to us eolarged and greatly improved. Croakers prophesized tbe failure of tbe Blade withii six months after the first issue, but it had an "a'in in view and a purpose to perform. It has been fearless in its criticisms and guarded well the interests of Watsontown and why should it not live loog after these pessimists are mouldering in the-grave? Tbe Tyrone Times has entored ita eleventh volume and under the management of Editor Nissley has improved to such an extent tbst its founder and first readers would not recognize it. t Tbe Sugar Valley Journal asserts tbat the Bellefonte Daily Neat is the best exchange that reaches its table. Wha*: a limited exchange list it must have. Will Meet Meat HondeT-Mr. John F. Biokel, President of tbe oompany recently organized in Philadelphia to manufacture steel and artioles made of steel, by the Bates prooess, spent last night iu thia oity aud this morning went to Renovo to look after hia fire clay interests near that place. Mr. Biokel states that a meeting of the Board of Direotors of the Company, interested in tbe new prooess for making steel, will be held at Philadelphia next Monday. When asked by a representative of tbe Exprbsb what tLe prospects were for Look Haven being selected as the location for one of the infant plaurs, Mr. liickel replied, "That is for the business men of your oity to say. The selection of Lock Haven as the location for au infant plant will depend upon the action taken by tbo business men of the oity." Hark From Ct-vlon the Cause of It-To Rlsn Again Before Long. According to tho annual report of the Beogal cinchona plantation aud faotory of tbe past year, part of which is � extracted in the now Has BulUtin, ihe chief cause of the extraordinary low price of quinine and other ciuohona alkaloids for somo time past is the immense exportation. of the bark from Ceylun. When coffee,, whioh for a time was the staple production of that colony, began to fall beowuse of a disease whioh attacked the trees, cinchona was largely substituted by the planters for the falling staple. Tbe following' figures will give some idea of the extent to whioh this was done: ;r During the year ending September 30, 1880, 1,250,000 pounds of cinchona bark were exported from Ceylon to London;'' In 1883 84 tbe quantity rose to 11,000,000 pounds, and io the succeeding year was about the same. Iu 1S85 88 and 1886-87 the export amounted to 15,000,000 and 1*,-000,003 pounds respectively, while In 1887-83 they fell to about 11,000,000. The explanation of the decline is that 'when cinchona began to fall from depredation in quality the Ceylon planters turned tbeir attention to tea with so much energy that they cnt down their cinchona trees to make way for tea-bushes, and, not being able to hold their bark, they sold it in the London market for what it would fetoh. The result has been an enormous fall In prioe, so that the bark has been obtainable at less than the cost of produotiOB, and quinine has fallen to a figure far below anything previously heard of. The export from Java has also increased in'recent years. South American bark, which a few years ago was tbe only source of quinine, has practioally been driven outof the market, and the world has been drawing ita Buppliea of quinine from the British and Dutch oolonles in Asia. "The efforts of the Governments of Great Britain and Holland to secure for their tropical subjects a cheap remedy for the commonest of all tropical diseases have thus culminated in a more triumphant anoaess than waa ever anticipated. But this state of affairs cannot laet much longer. Ceylon planters will not go on planting cinchona trees' to sell their products at a loss, . As a nutter... of fact, planting has already leased, and the exportatioos are beginning todlminisb. And in the course of a year or two'the price of cinchona produote must rise.','' ��� Hence, importance is attached to a new process of manufacturing sulphate of qui. nine, cailtd the fusel-oil process, invented by Mr. Wood, late quinologist to the Bengal Government, of which a description is oontained in the same report. Mr. Wood claims that by it. (1) the alkaloids are completely extracted from the bark in'� much greater state of parity, so that the final operations for obtaining pure and finished products are muoh simplified; (8) that the whole process of extraction can be performed at common temperature; (3) that tbe appliances are. all of a simple character, and,-therefore, well suited for plantations, and, finally,- that quinine can be produced at a cost not- exoeediog the present unprecedented!/ low. market prioe. The last point l� probably that whioh has most interest for tbe general public. . . ' ' ^ ,:- Entertainment at Brows Seb.*al,-: Tbe Brown School in Bald. Eagle township closed Friday, April 11, after a very succesfnl term of six months. Iu tte evening the school gave an entertainment. Tbe exeroises consisted of recitations, dialogues, tableaux, farces, stump speeches, singing, etc. The school room was tastefully decorated with evergreen. . The. teacher, Miss Emma Glossner, and. her pupils were ably assisted by the young ladies and gentlemen of the neighborhood, and the patrons of tho school. Perhaps, tbe most interesting characters of the evenlue were "Barnum and Chum." " The entertainment, judging by the remarks of, those who were present, was decidedly one of the most successful of the season. , Ohe who was these.: The run on the Long Island City Saving Bank, in Long Island City, New York, whioh began on Friday, waa continued on Saturday, About &5,000 was paid out aud three hundnsd acoounta closed. Tbe bank declined offers of finanoial assistance from outsiders, sayiug that they are fully able to meet any demand. Mountain Area will oome next. ErrtiKQ fever is a faot, aud not a gag as many suppose. Persons subject to this febrile complaint generally have it in the obronlo form-Spring, Summer, Autumn iand Winter, . School Director's Meeting. Ou Tuesday, May 6, at one o'clock, p. m, the School Directors of Clinton county wiil meet in convention' in the; Court House, this oity, for the purpose of electing a County Superintendent. The vote of a majority of the Directors, present :at the convention will.elect.*, the. successful candidate for the ofthe. Spotted fever has broken one in Unioc county, Kentucky. It made its appearance at Henshaw a few days ago.- Slooe that time over a score of-;ehjdren :hafe-beeu attacked, and in each case fatally. The disease ia idontical in all its symptoms with tbat which last summer carried off 250 viocims in Webster, an adjoaing' county. Iu tbat epidemio neither Hex norf age were spared. Only children have so. fat been attacked this year. The .disease runs its course inside of 36 bonrs^'-Tta ap^ proach is heralcd by intonse pain at'thV. bine of tbe brain. A burning fererr speedily follows. The tongue became* swollen and hard, uuconsoiousness ensues and death follows. After death the body becomes spotted with yellow splotches, the limbs swell and the whole bpdy turn*; black. Toe schools have been closed and: the people are leaving. .