Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - August 1, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
NINTH YEAH-NO. 130. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. FRIDAY. AUGUST 1, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS K1NSLOE BROTHERS---P0BLISHER8 CURRENT COMMENT. As ykt there oomcs no message from Mr. \V allace over tho sea announcing on whut dates be will speak on behalf of Mr. Patcisan. The thoughts whioh burn arc anonymous communications. Never Bend them to a newspaper office, and you will save postage. The English free traders openly ac knowledge their only hope of capturing tho American market is by Democrats national asoendancy. This is an instructive oonfetaion. Eighteen newspapers have died within three years in Sao Diego, Cal. Still, the last one which came made the usual an nounoemest that it appeared to "fill a long felt want." President Harrison has sent a speoial message to Congress asking for the pas-sage of "severe and effective legislation,' that will purge tbe United States mails of all letters, nowspapors and circulars relating to tbe lottery business. The House of Representatives will be sustained by tbe country in oarrying out the proposition to unseat CliftoQ It. Breck-enridge as a Representative of the Second District of Arkansas. After the murder of John A. Clayton, Congressman Breck-eufidge ought to have been prompt in re sigining bis seat without waiting for the action'of the House. The cheek of some people is simply col lossal. Here is Boodler Duffy, of Hew York, just returned from five years exile in Canada, suing another boodler to recover his share of the Broadway railway franobise bribe, which be claims was never paid to him. And District Attorney Fellows, cognizant of all this, says he cannot make out a case against the returned boodlars. Under the recent law confiscating all tho property of tbe Mormons in XJtab, in order to deprive them of tbe main source of their power, only a limited amount has been found. It seems the Mormons prepared themselves for such an emergency and have transported their available cash elsewhere for investment.. It has besides been placed in tbe names of single individuals, so tbat its identity cannot be traced. The reasons for the kitting of Mr. Cook in.Jasper county, Mississippi, are very frankly stated in the Birmingham Age-Herald, a Demooratio organ. Cook was making a canvass under the management of the Kepublioan County Committee. After filling two appointments a committee of citizens waited on him and asked him to stop bis canvass, Its It was arousing "a spirit of uneasiness" among the whites, and they warned him that if he went on he would be sorry. He went on and was assassinated, and his assassin is known by leading Democrat* and will never be punished. "Prohibition Convention. The Prohibition County Convention was held in the Court House last night. The ] attendance was small, less than two dozen persons being present. G. M. Hills was elected President and John A. Shearer Secretary. The following nominations were made: Assembly, John Morris, of Loganton i Associate Judge, Josiah Miller; Sheriff, Charles Kyle, of Lamar township; Prothonotary, C. U. Scbiefile, of Look Haven; County Treasurer, Lewis Putt, ef Renovo; Delegates to State Convention,' Rev. James M. Byera and I. C. S toner, of Salona. 6. M. Hills was elected Chairman of the County Committee. Yesterriav's Kxcurslon, The exoursionists to Nippeno from this city yesterday had a very pleasant time. While people here in Lock Haven were sweltering with tbe heat the excursionist* were enjoying themselves immensely in the coot and shady park. Tbe pionie parties up tbe river and at Strayer's grove also had a pleasant timo and all were returned to the oity without acoident. Colored Masons Festival, The members of the Lodge of Colored Masons in this oity are making extensive preparations for their festival and cake walk whioh will be held in the Armory August 7th. A gold watoh which is displayed in the window of Goldstein's jewelry store will be oontostod for by Thomas Culuy and William Hamilton. Sona or Veteran* tiistiMijitntnl The National Kuoimpment of the Hoob oi Yeioranfi iv;]l meet ueiL month at Si. Joseph, Mu. Tiib delegates will go via Indianapolis ami Si. Louis and the Wabash railroad. The route has been agreed upon by tbe CommiLtee on Transportation and all eastern delegates will take it. HISTORIC AND OTHERWISE Something About Tort Augusta That was Built by the Provincial Authorities EXAMINING AN ANCIENT DKAWDtG Only single fare for the round trip to Harrisburg and roturn to witness "Last Days of Pompeii" Tuesday, August 5th. Speoial train in both directions. Daniel Beckley, the Oldest Court Crier In the State, Who ffM Once a Bugler Claa In Crimson Regimentals - Interesting Notes Around Abont the Town of Snn-bnry. Etc., Etc [Special Correspondence. 1 Su'nbuby, July 31.-As early as 1728- one hundred and sixty-two years ago-wo have an account of white men having visited the plaoe whore Sunbury now stands. It was then called Shamokin, and it was a rallying point for the aboriginal inhabitants. Situated at the junction of the two rivers which form the tortuous Susquehanna, it became the objective point of tbe early white settlere, and for the protection of the frontier, the erection of Fort Augusta was commenced hire by tho Provincial authorities in 175G. It was built on the south bank of the river, opposite the point of the island and directly under the shadow of "Blue Hill," that rooky promontory whioh has been the admiration of travelers for a hundred years. The great fort, which played such an important part in the early settlement of the valley, and served as a place of refuge for many a fleeing settlor, has long since disappeared and not a vestige remains to mark its site. A brick house now stands on the ground it occupied, but no one unacquainted with the facts would think for a moment that fifteen heavy cannon once guarded tho river at this point and their thunders often awoke the echoes of "Blue Hill," and caused the painted savages who peered over its frowning precipices in search of scalps to flee into the wilderness. The old magazine, however, is still pointed out. It oonsists of a hole in the ground, down which stone steps lead to a large underground room arched with English briok. It is still in a good state of preservation, and steps should be taken to preserve it as a relic of the past by placing an iron fence around ii. Judge Rockefeller _ relates that on his visit to London in 188S he called at the British war office and asked if there was a drawing of Fort Augusta on file in the archives of that institution.- Tbe fort was built under tbe direction of English engineers when Pennsylvania was a province of Gteat Britain*, and h� was curious. to know if a record of it bad been preserved. He was courteously received by a clerk, and on making known tbe.objeot of bis visit, was informed tbat a search would be made for tbe anoient document. He remained seated abont an hour, when the olerk appeared with the drawing and carefully spreadirfg it out before him said: 'This is tbe plan oi Fort Augusta; you can examine it, but (lease do not touch it, as it. onoe belonged to George the Third." It is needless to add that the Judge carefully gated dpon tbe time-stained drawing and wondered wby, if it once belonged to the English King, it should be regarded with such veneration. In thus speaking of Judge Rockefeller, am reminded of the fact tbat Daniel Beckley, bis court crier, is the oldest man in Pennsylvania who officiates in that capacity. Mr. Beckley was born in Berks county, February 2, 180'J, and is now well along in his 8Uth year. Tbe venerablo court crier yet performs bis official duties with a grace aad dignity that elicits the admiration of his friendB, and oommands the awe and reverenoe of country swains who may be called in his presence by the stern mandate of the law. As far back as 1857 be was elected Prothonotary of Northumberland county and served two terms. He was then chosen Sheriff and served one term. Away back in the misty past, Bay sixty or seventy years, ho served as bugler to the Northumberland troop of horBe, and being a musician of note tbe shrill blasts of his bngle never failed to arouse the martial spirits of the troopers, and cause them to charge the imaginary enemy with the dash and energy of veterans, and to impart a martial bearing to his appearance, he woro a beautiful red cap and coat, whiob raado him a conspicuous object at the head of the dashing column.- They were made of tho finest red cloth, (not flannel) and the yonng maidens never failed to proudly wave their bandkerohiefs as the gay bugler dashed by ou his foaming charger, lie now a sedate and grave court oiliciat, and v.'lien ho pioclaims in solemn tones, tho �jpbuiuj; aad closing oi' com I, he preaouts ay. Mrs. Louisa bobmers, wife of Felix Sohmers, of 115 Walnut street, died at noon to-day of dropsy of the heart, aged 32 years. A husband and a 14 months old child are left to mourn her loss. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from St. Agnes Catholio Cburob. Snltry Weather, Tbe temperature yesterday reached 99 degrees iu tbe shade at some places in tbe city. The night brought but little relief from tbe heat, and "sound deep was out of tbe question. A shower of rain early this morning laid the dust but had little effect iu lowering the temperature. KnlKlitf or Malta. Tbe Bellefonte .Democrat say*-. "A lodge of tho Knights of Malta is going to bo started in Lock Haven. Those fellows evidently want some fun. A good laugh wouldn't be out of plaoe in Bellefoute which is now extremely dull." Sunday School Picnic. Tbe annual pienio ofthe Baptist Sunday school will be held on Fredericks' island, near Bald Eagle dam, on Wednesday, August 6th. All friends of the school are cordially Invited to attend. Itenovo Fire Brick Works. From the Renovo Record it is learned that the Fire Briok Company near that plaoe are making 350,000briok per month, and the owners expect to double the capacity before the olose of the present year. Sparring* exhibition. The exhibition announced for last night in tho Academy of Musie was postponed uutil Saturday evening when it will be given in the Opera House. The Juvenile Temple. There will be a meeting of tbe Juvenile Temple to-morrow afternoon in tbe W, C T. U. rooms, above Hilton's drug store, at 4 o'clock. Anna Lay, Supt. PERSONAL. PKSCII/IKQS. Mrs E. J. Larkins, of Willlamspoit, is spending this week with friends iu this oity. 3Ir. Ctias. Fickonsoherenjoyed a week's trip to Philadelphia, Atlantic City and New York, Rev. J. A. Wood, Jr., pastor of Triuity Jl. JB. Church, in entertaining his father from Lou Angolos, California. Misses Katie and Minuie lionderson left yesterday for a few weoka visit with f,:ouds at Harrisburg and Carlisle. Dr. Y�.aders!oot returned home to-day from Harrisburg, where he has been for several days in attendance npon bis sick daughter, Mrs. N. J. Mitoliell. She is improving steadily and is able to sit np. THE BLYTfiE WILL CONTEST. The Court Decides in Favor of the Illegitimate Child of the Deceased. A DISPUTE INVOLVING $4,000,000. A Hard Slrnggle Made to Secace the Tut Pile of Wealth In Which a Large Number of Honrry Ones Struggled for the Prey -Base Ball Scores and Standing of to* Various Clan*. Sad Fbascisco, July 31.-The celebrated Blytbe will oonteat, whioh began July 15, 1890, and progressed steadily for over a year, ended today in Judge Coffey rendering a voluminous deoiaion in favor of Florence, the Illegitimate child of Thomas H. Blythe, tbe deceased millionaire, awarding her the balk of the estate, of a total value of about four million dollars. The contestants inoluded the plaintiff, Florence Blytbe, Alice Edith Diokason, the alleged widow of Blythe, tbe Williams heira, ot Liverpool, the Blyther company, tbe Gypsoy Blythes, tbe Savages of London, the Scotch-Irish Savages, James Witt, Pearoe, William and David Savage. The Conrt's opinion held that according to the laws of this State Florence had established her claim to Blythe'g paternity, the latter orally and in writing having acknowledged her as his ohild. MARTYRS OF LABOB. Bnrlal of the Victims of the French Mine Disaster. Paris, July 31.-The funeral of 75 vio-tims of the fire damp explosion in Pelis. sier pit at St. Etienne took place to day. The coffins were covered with garlands of flowers. Some .of the coffins bore inscriptions: "To tbe Martyrs of Labor," and "To tho Victims of Capitalist Expolita-tion." The whole mining population of the St. Etienne district attended the funeral. After the bodies bad been interred the local Naders spoke upon the demands of tho Socialists. The Chamber of Deputies has voted 200,000 trance for the benefit of the families of those who lost their lives in the pit. BASE BALL RECORD. The Three Organizations and Tbelr Standing to Data. ^~ NATIONAL LEAGUE. Chicago-Chicago 4, Boston 1. Indianapolis-Cleveland 6, New Tork 5. Cincinnati-Cincinnati 8, Philadelphia C. players' league. Buffalo-Buffalo 5, Boston 2. Pittsburg-Pittsburg 13, Brooklyn 1. Chicago-New Tork 3, Chicago 1., Cleveland - Philadelphia 13, Cleveland I',. AMERICAS ASSOCIATION. New York-Brooklyn 9, Toledo 4. Philadelphia-Atheletio 15,Columbns 9. Rochester-Louisville 8, Rochester 8. Standing of the Crabs, national league. Won. Lost. PhIladolpb!a...55 29 Brooklyn........M 23 Boston.............63 32 UlncmualL......49 33 Won. Lost. Chicago............�3 New York... ...31 Cleveland.......23 Pittsburg ....,..18 players' league. Won. Lost. Chicago............� S8 Cleveland........M U Pittsburg_______J5 U Buffalo.............20 56 Won. Lost. Boston..............51 SI Hrookiyn......-.49 38 New York........K So' Phlladelphla...J(i 3i AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost Louisville........-10 29 8t. Louis..........47 31 Athletic..........-it! 36 Rochester........41 35 Won. Lost. Columbus.........40 43 Syracuse..........84 45 Toledo..............34 42 BrooKlyn.......-23 54 Sngar Valley Items. From the Journal. Early Monday morning a dispatoh reached this office from Millheim to the effeot that the large bank biro of farmer Benjamin FranKenberger, situated in Penu township, was totally destroyed by fire, Sunday afternoon. All the hay and graiu just harvested, inoluding machinery valued at about three hundred dollars, was consumed. During tbe past five days Mrs. Emms Hollar, of Lock Haven, has been confined to the home of her father, Israel Bierly, with malaria. By the purchase of a 3G acre tract of land located about o&e-fourta mile north of Loganton, in close proximity to the celebrated Sulphur Spring, Air. MelUIer has opened prospect for another enterprise which he intends to establish within tho course of at least twelve months. WEATHER PBCDICTIONS. A Forecast for the Prevent Month From Scientific Source*. Rev. Ira L. Hicks, editor of Word* and Worki, has made the following predictions for this month's weather: "The month will open with bigb temperature prevailing generally exoept, perhaps, a rising barometer with failing temperature in sight on the Western flank of storm movements, developing to the West the last days of July. These disturbances will have reached the East by about the 2nd, tonohing every part of the country with much blaster and some ram, and followed by some relief from beat-* wave of oooler.freah air. The reactionary days following this period are the 8th and 7 to, with the moon's last, quarter on the morning of the 7th, and the equinox of Mercury on the 8th, whioh facte necessitate a warm wave from abont the 5th, breaking into much storminess in its Eastward progress, and followed by cooler, oloudy days. Remember, all such phenomena is progrettitt from west to east. The 12th is the oentral day for the next regular storm period. With Mercury's influence still in force, it will begin to grow wsrmer about the 10th-the temperature rising higher and higher for successive days, until from the 12th to the 15th northwesterly storms will appear and change the order of things. Toe new moon falls on the morning of tbe 15tb, abont which time the hardest storms may � occur, followed promptly by a marked fall of temperature. Tbe 18th is the oentral day of two or three days of secondary developments, which means a warmer temperature moving eastward, breaking into more or leas local atorminesa. Whiffs of polar air will break in through.the gates of the northwest npon the heels of this storminess. The last regular period is central on the 331, and the moon's first quarter falling on tbe morning of same day, together make the most promising outlook for rains, from tbeSUt} 25tb, during the whole month. The period ia certain to be ushered In by warm and riling temperature, which condition will remain and grow ontil atom culminations break up tbe order and bring Id ravened conditions of the mercury. After the storms of this period the oppreasiveiieas of Summer nights will be broken. Reeetion-ary tendencies, combined with foil moon, fall centrally on the 89th. If mnoh sustained beat aad dry nana oooar in Angnat, with a cessation of electrical activity Id the atmosphere, obances will be inomaaed for earthquake disturbances on and mar tbe danger and reactionary days of the calendar. "As previously announced, the disturbing presence of Venus has beea vary marked throughout July, bat all must confess a 'growing tendency to empty stormlMas and barren bluster.' Many parts have felt the toasb of approaching dryness. We quietly bat earnestly advtae our readers to watoh aad work against possible future exigencies." The Public Debt Redaction. Washington, July 31.-It is estimated that the public debt has been reduced about $400,000 during the month. Last J uly there was an increase of $1,000,000 and in August last the increase was $000,-000, all on account of tbo heavy pension payments. Mrs. OIlHor May Recover. llAitRiaiicua, July 31.-Mrs. Jeremiah Miller, who was Bhot by her husband at their home near West Fairview yesterday, is likely to recover. After shooting bis wife Miller killed himself. Domestic trouble waB the cause. Stray Kotw. George Washington bad big hands and feet. Be wore No 11 boot, and his gloves had to be speoially made for him. Silk from paper palp Is msde smooth and brilliant with about two-thirds the strength of ordinsry silk and abont the same elasticity. A Charlotte, N. C, clergyman wears undoubtedly the largest shoes in this conn-try. Tbe site Is thirty-two and each shoe is twenty by eight inches. A story comes from Stratford, Conn.,. tbat an enterprising colt there tbe other day ohewed np a man's vest and several hundred dollars in the pockets thereof. Alter a study of the "Congressional Dl-reotory," the Charleston Newt and Cturitr announces that there are six farmers in the Senate and thirty-five in the House. The King of Italy has a unique library in the book of travel of its princes, each Italian prince being bound to write a complete account of bis foreign travels, even with snoh minnts details as hotel bills. The owner of a new tire, made of hollow ateel spring, circular, oval or square, thinks tbat it will suooeed robber tires for wsgons or byclolee. It can be fixed on so that it can never come off. Senator Davis, of Minnesota, was formerly an expert telegraph operator, and was for a long time employed in the office at Waukesha. Senator Davis was one of tbe first four men in the aoantry to read telegraphy by sound. Mrs. Garfield la rich, besides having 15,-000 a year astbe widow of a President. Her daughter, Mrs. Stanley Brown, has purobased a hue lot in a Washington suburb upon which she will bnild s house where it is believed Mrs. Garfield will take up ber residence with her. W. B. C. Meeting. A regular meeting of tbe Woman's Relief Corps, will bo held this evening at the usual time and place. Everybody should witness tbe "Last Days of Pompeii" at Harrisburg August 5th. Speoial train will leave Lock Haven at 3.-08 p. m., returning same evening- 'eaving Harrisburg at 10:30.