Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - April 17, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
NINTH YEAlV-NO. 41. LOCK HAVEN, PA., THURSDAY. APRIL 17, 1890. price-two cents. evening EXPRESSjTHK TARIFF BILL BEPOBTEQ KI.VSfXrK BBOTHKKS - PUBU8HEBS CURRENT COMMENT. Speaseu Reed eajs tb.%t CoaLrcs3 will adj.mid by July 1. If lie h.ijh so that set ties it. He can do it with Ms :'tt!e gavel. Thu total revenue from tho retail and wholesale 1'quur Hcer.ses iu Philadelphia this year wril ba about oue million dollars The New Yoik Guatd of Education has decided to coaslruecplaygrounds on Ibe roofs ef oew school buildings. Tbis expedient haa been adopted in crowded districts uf Loudon and it will doubtloss prove beneficial to tbe obildren of No** York. Changes Made in Sugar and Aides Schedules at the Last Moment. BOTH PLACED ON THE FREE LIST Xbe Prohibition leaders throughout tbe StUe have lately b_-eu sUowing some fi'gna of MtiTity. Their party organ declares that tot wily will a complete State ticket be^WBFcd'tb-s^car, bat it will be sustained by an ^rj^taizatioD as strong and as weltmpptied:iH-h money as any tbat the party bat bad in recent years. It reconciles one to a comfortable view of p4>Ut\c&\ life to see the -value of bonest character in tbe peraou of Samuel J. Randall. And it is gratifying to know that bis family will be made comfortable through a $50,000 fund raised by men not in political eymatby with him', but who lespeoted him for his honesty. Toe Supreme Court of the United States haa decided, as it was generally believed that it would, that tbe special Deputy Marshal who shot and killed .David S. Terry, wheu Terry assaulted Justice Field* simply acted in the performance of his duty, which was to protect the life of the Justice against the threats and attacks of tbat desperate ruffian. The Tyrone Daily jjeratd has entered its fourth year a;.d celebrated the event by appearing in an enlarged form and a hacdsome new dress of type. Tue Herald has always been a neat paper but its present appearance is bewitching as a Lock Haven girl in ber new Einter bonnet We trust tbat Brother J >oea will find tbis oew move profitable. The llluftt-ated American in its current number giv&b an excellent aeiics of views by its special artibt, and a number of photographs, showing tbe various points and the great damage done by the extra-ordinary rising of the Mississippi. The artist was on the boat of the Guvernmeut River Commi&ioner, and had therefore a full opportunity of taking iu tbe details of the great flood. Secretary of War, Proctor, proposes to the Interior Department to recruit a regiment of Indian soldiers. Why not? There are many thousands of lodians who can cow be trusted, under capable and experienced regular officers, to do service in tbe unsettled 'e^ious where patiol and protective forces are still needed. Tbe la dian scouts have done excellent service whenever they have been selected and commanded by tbe right Bort of officers-men who kuow how to manage Indiana. Bounty Provided on tbe Former to Kn-courage Home Production-Kepreet'Dta-tWe McKcimfe'a I�.B.enUDK Yluws-Estimates aa to tbe Effect of the IS HI And It* Bed action** Ojte of the most important discoveries made by Stanley in Africa u vast forests of the rubber tree. Until now the wor'd'e supply of this product has come exclusively from the tropical region of America, and tbe supply has kept pretty nearly on a level with the consumption, so that any little tLiag was able to upset the market and send up the price. ludia rabber now enters into so many manufactured articles that the demand for it is growing rapidly, and with only tbe fields of South America to draw on for the world's supply the price was liable at timeany to increase enormously. But if Stanley's discovery can be made available within a reasonable time this evil will be reduced to narrow proportions. Lcmoi Soap ind Orange Blacking*. Lemons are used for soap in many conn-tries where they grow. When, for instance, the men and women of the West Indies want to wash their hands they squeeze the juice of a lemon over them and rub them briskly in water uotil they are clean. There is an acid in tbe lemon similar to that in soap. And in countries where oranges grow in great plenty country gentlemen use the cheapest kind for blacking their boots. The orange is oat in two and the juicy side of one half is rubbed on the soot of an iron pot and then on tbe boot. Then tbe boot is rubbed with a soft brush and a bright polish at once appears__ Sale or * Grocery for 1,800,000. The sale of Wilkinson, Gaddis & Co.'a huge wholesale ffrocery business in Newark waa consummated on Saturday for $1,800,000, half cash, of which brokers will get $90,000 in commissions. English capitalists are the purchasers, and the business will be conducted by the present managers, with tbe exception of Mr. A .onto Somerville, a . stockholder, who has meted as credit clerk for years. The acta si basinets of tbe concern last year was #4,700,000 and � proat of #175,000 is said to n*te been soede. I Washington, April 10.-In the House to-day McKinley, from tbe Committee on Ways and Means, reported the tariff bill and it was ordered printed aud referred to the Committee of the Whole. Carlisle presented the views of the minority, and McSenna presented bis individual views. Ordered printed. The House then went into Committee of the Whole aud passed the Military Academy Appropriation Bill. Bergen, of New Jersey, from tho Committee on Elections, called up the contested election case of Posey vs. Parrett from tbe first Indiana district. Tho committee reports unanimously in favor of the sitting member, and tbis was adopted, Rowell, of Illinois, called up the contested election case of Boweu vs. Buchanan from the ninth district of Virginia. The resolution, which confirms the right of the sitting member, was adopted. dissekts on sugar, McKetma, of California, dissents from tbe sugar schedule iu the bill. The bill in its sugar schedule he Bays, makes an arbitrary and invidious distinction between the sugar Industry aud other industries, a distinction inconsi&teut with tbe principle upon which tbe bill is framed and upon which it ean alone ba justified. A NUMBEIi of changes. The bill as submitted with-the report shows a number of changes eioce it was laid before the full, committee about, a fortnight ago in addition to tho changes in the sugar aebedules noted in the repoi tain the free list, in addition to those noted, tbe following are added: I!ides, raw or uncu:ed whether salted or pickled, aud I skins, except sheep skins with the wool on, Angora goat skins, raw without the wool, unmanufactured asses skint;, pictorial paintings on glass, pipes aud ci^ar holders of wood, hair of Russian camels. presented to the h0us2. The reports of the majority and minority were presented to the House this afternoon. The majority report begius with a statement of tbe financial situation, and estimates that tbe surplus at the end of the present fiscal year will be 993,000,000, and deducting the sum required to make payments on the sinking fund the not surplus of receipts ovor expenditures will bo $43,678,883. The es-timated suplus of the next fiscal year will be 43,539,523, which with tbe amount of cash now on hand and available, reaching $90,000:000, will justify a reduction of the revenue in the sum contemplated by the bill, reported at $60,930,936, and probably more from catoms and $10,327,S78 from internal revenue, or a total of S71,204,414. The majority report sajs: The exict efleet upon the revonue of ib^ government of the present bill is difficult of ascertainment. That there will be a substantial redaction as we shall show, admits of r.o doubt. It is not believed that an iooreaso of duties upon wools aud woolen go odd and upon glassware will have the effect ol increasing tbe revenues. That would of course follow if the importations of the last fiscal year were hereafter to be maintained, wbiob, however, is altogether improbable. The result will be that importations will be decroaaed, and therefore tbe amount of revenue collected from these sources will be diminished. In every case of increased duty except that imposed upon tin plates, wbich docs not go into effect until Jaly 1, 1891, and upon linen fabrics, tbe effect will be to reduce rather than enlarge the reveuues, because importations will fall off. aim of TUB committee. It was the aim of the committee to fix the duties upon tbat class of manufactured goods and farm products which can be supplied at home, so as to discourage the nee of like foreign goods and products, and secure to our own products the home market, believing that competition among ourselves will secure reasonable prices to consumers in the futuro as it has done in the past. The general policy of the bill has been to foster and promote American industry. We have not been so much concerned about tbe prices of tbe articles we consume as we have been to encourage a system of home production that shall give fair remuneration to domestic producers and fait wages to American, workmen andby increased production and home consumption assuie fair prices to consumers. Tbe committee admits that Free Trade or revenhe duties would temporarily diminish prices, but urgue tbat it would be at tbe expense ot the domestic products which would be displaced, and then the j prloes woold again advance and the ooan-1 try be left at tbe mercy of foreign syndicates and manufacturereis- ^ * THE WOOL KATES. Tbe report next treats of tho changes that have been made in the case of wool Tho report cites figures as evidences of the alarming decline iu production, and says that an advance of tbe duties has been recommended wbich it is believed will afford ample protection to the wool growing fainiers. Of lumber tbe report says that any reduction of the light duties would have discouraged tbe proper care ol our timber land, and have ioared to the benefit of Canada. Without diminishing the market prices of tho metal schedules the report says'that rio reduction can be made in pig iron ere duties without detriment to existing induetriee, and the committee has not felt justified in interfering with tho further developing of our iron ore resources now so promising in the Southern States. In justification of tbe iucrea&ed duty recommended on tio plate the report quotes from tbe report upon the Senate bill and soyis: TIN PLATE MANUFACTURE. It has been demonstrated that we can manufacture tin plate iu the United States as successfully as it can be done in England. Its production here for all uses is no longer experimental. Of sugar the report sayB : Tbe committee recommend that sugar up to and including number sixteen duties standard of color, and molasses, be placed on the free list with a duty of four-teuth8 of one one cant per pound, of a two cents per pound is to bo paid from the treasury for a period of fifteen years for all sugar polarizing at least 85 por cent, made in this country from cane, beets sorghum produoed in tbe Uuited 3tatc3. Coming to agricultural products the report says : The committee has given months of investigation to the existing condition of agricultural and kindred matters. A critical examination of tbe subject will show that agriculture is aufiering chiefly from the most damaging foreign competition. The increase in importations of agricultural products since 1840 has been enormous, amounting ivom ] �40,000,000 to more than $350,000,000 in, 18S0. The world's maikut, to wbiob the ' advocates of ra.r.0 for revenue only invito tho farmers of this country, is to-day crowded with the products of the cheapest humau labor the earth affords. All over the old world there is a rush of their surplus to that market, and it is to such a contest as this tb.it Free Trade would al-hue American agriculture with tbe foreign market under tho sway of such oppressive competition. With the foreign cattle and pork market depressed and obstructed by various ruinous measures of restriction, with foicigu agricultural products crowding our homo market, your committee have rec'imineoded an increase upon agricultural products. BOUNTY TO SILK SROWEUB. With a view to iucreasiog tho number of gainful occupations open to the farmer, the committee has recommended a bounty to growers of silk. Heferenco is made in the report to the successful experiments in silk culture of the Department of Agriculture, which it is said fully warrant that tbe industry is entirely practicable in many of tbe States, Following other cases of increase, and where tho revenue is in special cases inoieascd, the increase vill bo for less than is indicated by a computation based on tbe theory that the importations will continue as large as under a lower duty. THE MINORITY ItEX'ORT. The minority report, which is signed by all the Democratic members, refers to the depressed condition of protected industries, and says: The remedy proposed by the majority*ie au imposition of more taxes upon every article of foreign origin that tho people of this couutry desire to buy, a:id for which they are ready and'anxious to exchange the cotton which they cannot spin, com aud wheat wjiich they cannot consume, oil and coal which they cannot burn, aud mauy other prodects of our farms, our forests aud our mines. ThefcO surplus products must fiud a market somewhere outside of tho United States. Under our unwise system of taxation there is no market which will pay our industries, and to attempt to remedy the evil by increasing tbo cost of production, is simply to begin at the wrong eud-and will greatly aggravate tbe situation. The original argument in favor of proteo- , tivo dutioB was that they were necessary j to foster tho infant industries, but tbe ! present bill is based upon precisely tbe FBOM THE LOCAL DRAGNET PDNGEST POT POUKRI. The Happennings in and About the City for the FaatTwo Days. WHAT HAS OCCURRED OF INTEREST A Sarprleo-Coanty Bridges Vmld For-Mr. Holme* Conditio*-Bcpublican State Convention-A tfa4d�ome Sofm-VUd at Buffalo, Sew Yotkr-A Minister^ Eecep-tiou-Other Local Ifews. -j The bospitabl: home of Dr. Vaudersloot, No. 143} East Church street, was the scene of a brilliant and most enjoyable party last evening, ^gotten np in honor of Miss Daisy. About thirty couple passed the evening playing games of all kiads, music, singing, muJ dancing was indulged in by those inclined to *'trip the light fantastic toe/' Elegant refreshments were served at tho proper time when the guests departed for their respective homes highly elated over the entertain meut provided by tha Vaudersloot household. : ' Lycoming County Republicans. The Republicans of Lycoming couuty held their County Contention in Williams-port yesterday, the only business before the Convention being the selection of delegates to the State Contention. The boom started two years ago by "John of Lancas ter'' for Hon. H, C. McCormiok for Governor resulted in the adoption of a resolution by the Convention recommending Mr. McCormickas a candidate for Govern or. D- B. Dykens, of Money; Emerson Collins, of WilUamsport, aud George Rauisdalci, of Jersey Shore, wero selected as delegate* to tbe Republican State Convention. County Bridge* Paid For. Tbe WHliamsport IUpullitan says that on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week the Lycoming County Commissioners paid out $16,742 08 for newiroo bridges. The ironwork of the county bridges erected to replace those destroyed by the June flood is now all paid for, Tuesday and Wednesday's payments settling for all tbe claims. Altogether the couuty lias paid out considerably over $100,000 on account of bridges destroyed by the flood. A Minister1* Keceploo. Last Monday evening a reception was given at Mill Hall, in honor of Rev. James Hunter, pastor of the M. E. Church. Upwards of fifty members of tbe church, and others, assembled at the parsonage in tbe evening when a supper was prepared and served. The evening was spent pleasantly and socially with the pastor and family, who began the conference year under most auspicious circumstances. Died at Buffalo, New York. Leonard Sterns, a former resident of this county, died yesterday at Buffalo, New York, of erysipelas. His age was about 30 years, and be leavos a wife and oue child. The body of tbe deceased will be brought to tbis city tomorrow night on Erie Mail. The train will stop at Clinton Avenue Station, where tbe remains vT)U be removed and taken to Flemington for interment A Handsome Sofa. One of the handsomest pieces of furniture ever seen in Lock Haven is displayed in the east window of A. H. Heilman & Co*s furniture store ou West Main street. It is a hand painted tapestry sofa and tbe painting was dorj* by an accomplished young lady of this city. It has been much admired and is certainly a fine piece of work. Handsome Case*. The new haid wood cases of shelving iu C. C. SchaefnVs df�fl store are receiving their finishing touches at the hands of the paiuters. When ail the improvements in Mr. SchijfuVs ne*- room are completed bo will have one of tho neatest aud most convenient drug stores io the city. Funeral Notice. The funeral of Mrs. J;tcob Blesh will take place to morrow afternoon. The relatives and friends arc r;quesed too meet at ih*j house at one o'clock to proceed to tbo church in the German settlement where tho funeral services will bo conducted. A Miftct'IIaneona Mixture of S*n�e and Kcm- Kale Scissored and Scribbled. "Sweet maid," said be. "I ask of thee Tu fly, to fly, to fly with me." "YottDg feller," said sae, "Now don't you be Tco fly, too fly, too fly with me." A r ret tv Main street Miss has the following down pat: "Six silver sieves of sifted thistles and a sieve of ui'sifted thistles, lama sifted tblntle sifter and an unsifted tbistle-silter wttb a sieve of sifted thistles and a sieve of unsifted thistles " We are to have sixteen frosts in and one iu June, if signs do not fail. May A Philadelphia clergyman, it is said, has joined fourteen hundred couples in his life, and when he preaches on thn subject of remembering to do nothing but good to our fellow creatures in tbis world be becomes strangely thoughtful. Ice creasi signs are reappearing. This season's seal-brown, coffee-brown and nut-brown shoes will compete for favor with the russet. A merchant says: "Women customers prefer men shoe clerks, and girls are the most successful in tho sale of men's gloves." And now tbe angler retuvneth with a long string of fisb-srories. I am tbe sprite of arrangement, I urn tbe v&sb&I of tbrlft; To woman, for man's better comfort, I am civilization's best gift. While cleanliness -so ruoB tbe proverb-Is to godliness nearest allied. I too in, room for tbe broom, amid sunshine and gloom The housefeepper's glory and pride! ' "You may plan for exsnrsions, picnics and make Mates1 for drives for six more Sundays," said ao old woman. "There is an old saying tbat if Easter is fair the the seven next Sundays will bo good d^ys." Love is blind, and when the old bachelor boarder in the room over the parlor is kept awake till midnight by the nUrmittent grumble of a deep bass voice iu tbe rooom below be can not belp wishing tbat H was de if and dumb as well. ON SHELLENBERGER'S TRACK A Eeward of $1000 Offered for the Ab sconding Forger's Oaptnre. BEING OHASED DOWN NEAE TA00MA People who turn down lamps and leave them burning muBt not be surprised at throat disea&es aud dangerous explosions, A teaspoonpul of tar, sugar and saltpetre applied on tbin kid, is a sure remedy for corns. flow TilUE it is tbat tbat the black sheep in every family oomes wondering home at the wrong time. ''Looking backward" should not be indulged in on the atreets by young women. It looks forward. Couon medioines are now. in demand jost Better not be iu a hurry about booking that overcoat. "Rippiso" is tho latest pet adjective. A sew saohot. powder is of orris root. The sohool girl graduate will soon be 'congratulated." Hammocks will soon be put up. The hone radish we purchase now is always meek and mild. Its strengtb Is never such we have to thtn it; The g-irdner would be a freak to set the people wild Who doesn't put enough of turnip in It. A Failare of the Silver Committee to Agree -The Tobacco Market-Sawing Ag�tn~ Handsome CaM.-Potting In a Vault-Sale or Beal Estate-Rebuilding the Planing Hill. Dovlestows, Pa. April 10.-The Board of County Commissioners met here to-day, and after a long session and much persuasion on the part of the District Attorney and others, agreed to offer a reward for the apprehension of J. Monroe Shel-leuberger, the fugitive lawyer. The District Attorney wanted the Com-missioocrii to offer $1,000, but they would not agree to that, aud placed the sum at $700. The amount has been Increased to $1,000 by the three Doylestown banks contributing $100 eaob. A full description of Shellenbcrger and the amont of the reward was telegraphed to Tacoma, Washington, this afternoon. A despatch was received by Banker Hart this morning, from Tacoma, stating tbat the fugitive bad left tbat city. ' A private message was also received this afternoon, from Tacoma, that the officerG were iu pursuit of the fugitive, aud it is the opinion here that he will soon be captured and brought back to Bucks county. A meeting was held to-day by the counsel of the trustee of tbe children's estato.. Oue of tbe attorneys told your correspondent tbat tbe amount Sbellenberger had etoleo from the trust fund belonging to bis children would amount to about $10,000. With that be lighted his pipe and.went on painting as tranquil as a summer's day. I admired him, and asked bin out to have a drop of something. 'Excuse me,*'gays he, standing; back and regarding his picture with ono eye dosed, but not sveo glancing at ma, -I never have any social relations with my tradespeople.' I was faint when I got down to the street." MILLIONS OF TltEASDBE IN PERIL. Flowers are blooming. The song of the lawn mower is heard in the land. A sew idea in coffee spoons is to have each one shaped like a different flower, with a long stem for a handle. opposite view. It is framed upon the assumption that us our industries grow older they grow weaker and more dependent upon tho bounty of tho government. Tbo silk bounty is soverely criticized iu tho report. a silver split. Wahij kotos, April 10.-Whether to redeem silver certificates in bullion or in lawful monoy of any description is the (jucsfioD on nbich the House and Senate bilver Committees are now divided. At tho House Committee's meetiug this morning a majority expression was developed in favor of bu;hou as i-ho redeeming basis, though money iuid been agreed upon at previous meetings. Accordingly the subcommittee was instructed to confer with the Seuate sub-committee. It is not believed that tho Senate committee will con-our. The Census Enumerator*. Captain Briokor was in tho city last night on business oouneoted with the appointment of census enumerators. The number to be appointed in this district is 280. The appoiutmentB will ho announced later. K.buildlnj: tbe Planing Milt. Messrs. Brawn & 3ou have commenced tho work of rebuilding th-j buruurl planing mill in the First ward. They expect to have the now mill in operation the latter part of the month of M:iy. SawlnR Aguin. Tho saw mill of Messrs. Kiutzit.g & Biekford was put in operation again this morning, the logs taken away by the breaking of the boom having been floated back to tbe milt again. A golden mirror makes fairer than an ange.s. a fool's face Young ladlos.:in love will not thank Major McKinley for raising tbe tariff on pickles. It is better to be hanged on a Friday than a Wednesday, provided al ways it is next Friday. It seems to be an inborn impulse that prompts females to lift their skirts wben crossing a street, for it is a common sight to see a little girl, whose skirts are at least a foot above ground, nervously grasp ber dress wben she comes to a crossing just tbe same as if there was danger that ber skirts would trail in tbe mud. Funny, isn't it, but just watch and see. Jones' wife is so nnreasonably jealous that be wouldn't daro hug a delusion around tbe premises. Tue $20,000 expended by tbe Duke of Budford to popularize cremation may be oousirleu-d a sort of burnt offering. - BunscitinK for the Express. Tbe UoverDinuut's Hoard of Wealth Insecurely protected. The Treasurer of tbe United States has asked the House Committee ou Appropriations to put through the House immediately a special appropiiation to enable him to strengthen the old Treasury vaults, in which are deposits aggregating $600,_-tinental Hotel, Philadelphia, on. Wednesday afternoon next, at 8 p. m. The object of the meeting is to fix a time and plan* for tbe meeting of the Republican Stat* Convention. Under tbe party role* the call mast be issued at least sixty days before the meeting of the Convention.. The sixty days limit in the present case would place the time of meeting nit earlier than June 23. "' . Talk, Talk, All Talk. Congressman Henderson, of Iowa, say* tbat the Detnooratia party talks i constitution more and obeys it 1 any other party that ever existed, sad be made a four baas bit wben he said Is.-Detroit Iribimt. The K.ttl. Crook sUIlnad. The force of men employed in grading the Westport andTroatRua railroad on Kettle Creek, bas been Increased largely and the work is being pushed forward as rapidly as possible. nr. Holaue' Conditio*. Mr. Orange Holmes, the man wbo was iujored so badly yesterday at Lovetand'a planing mill, is doing as well as sooM be expected. He rested fairly well last night, and is suffering bat little pain to-d*y;- Bal* of Boat Estate. The Stern estate near tbe western limits of the city has been purchased by J. A. Moore and Dr. Hall, of Flemington. Tbe real estate is to be laid ont in building lots. ....�-..-.! Porting Id � Vault: � A fire proof vanlt Is being bnilt to the rear of the office of H. T.Harvey, B�q., Councilman Soheid ia doing the work; - - PERSONAL rXXCILTSIM. Charles Welliver left yesterday;for.a business trip to Dulutb, Minn. . Ex-Commissioner D.' It. Morris; of Lngantoo, is in the olty to-day. : Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Fabel are spending to-day at Northumberland.. ^ - B. Pardee and Harry Jaekrts*- �*** among thoss from tbis city who spent yesterday in WilUamsport. ' - �i'-f^''- Dr. Robert Farley, formerly of tbis eity, now located at Phojulxvllle, Pa., to ing witb unprecedented sues*** I parity in bis new field of labor. ' L. Haberatron, chairman of City Conn-cil's Poor Committee, Is sotlng aspfu'tser of the Poor, and will eoatino* to do *o until a sneoeasor to J. H. Larerty, deceased, is oboeeu by CoenoO.