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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - August 4, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania oennt NINTH YEAIi-NO-132. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. MONDAY. AUGUST 4. 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KTSSLOK BROTHKKS---VCBUSH15B8 CURRENT COMMENT. Those soldiers who go to the annua! euoampmenlB lor fun como back with a ktrapsack Ml of disappointment. If the Czar's infamous anti-Jewish edicts are enforced, the world will despise Russia as a country of cruel barbarianB, We will nave plenty of bread next winter whatever el�e may be lacking. The estimated wheat orop of Minnesota and the-two Dakota* alone aggregates 100,-000,000 bnshela. A little Chicago boy 8 years old was whipped by its parents so unmercifully that the flesh was in places torn from his baak. A Chicago paper suggests the revival of the whipping poet as the only proper pnnishment for such parents, the number of whom is greater than is goner-ally supposed. Tee North Dakota Republisant, in their State convention last week, came out strongly in favor of Secretary Blaine's reciprocity policy and of an amendment of the MoKinley bill in accordance with his proposition. This is the second Republican convention within a week wbioh has responded to his appeals to the party. Lakcasteh ATra Bra: A correspondent tvante to know tba distinction between > "depot" and "station" in railroad parlance, remarking that be frequently sees them used in the newspapers as synono-mous terms. True, they are frequently confounded by careless writers, bat they hare distinct aigdificatiODS. A station, in connection with a railroad, is what the name implies-"a resting plane" for passengers-and should therefore always be spoken of a* a station, not as > depot. A, "depot" la "a place of deposit for any kind of goods," and in connection with a railroad a place of deposit and handling of freight. Hence, the proper designation is "station" for passengers, and "depot" for freight. The chief purpose of the Farmers1 Alliance In Kansas this year is to bring about the election of a Legislature that will prevent the return of John J. Ingalla to the United Btites Senate next winter. ThiB la a moat formidable undertaking in a State wbioh is not only stronger in its Republican majority than Pennsylvania, but very much stronger in proportion to her population. Every effort has been made to ezoite the animosity of the farmers, who make up four-sevenths of the voters, against Ingalls, and the result is a good deal of olarnor against him throughout the State. It is impossible at this time to determine the extent of tbis one and ory, �b Ingalls has not yet seen fit to pay any attention to it. playing with a Battlesaek*. The Renovo JfeiN says: "A little child of Charles Hamaaher, who is employed in Spangler'a cigar factory, had a most remarkable escape from the bite of a rattlesnake last Friday afternoon. The child, which ia about two years old, was seated In the yard at the rear of the parents' homo on Eleventh street, when Mrs. Kamaohor hoard a strange rattling sound in the yard. The lady wont out and found that the little ono was probing a large rattlesnake with a small stick, while the reptile had rattled out its warning and was about to spring upon the child, which was unconscious of any danger. The mother hastily rescued it and carried it into the bouse. Mr. Hamacber procured a gun, and in a few minutes the serpent lay upon the ground devoid of a head, the volley from the gun having decapitated It with the precision of a knife. The anake was measured and was three feet, five Inches in length. Contract for Bridge Work. �. T. Gallagher, the well known contractor ot this city, has bcoen awarded the contrast for building the stone work of the cable suspension railroad bridge at Glen Union, for the Gleo Union Lumber Company. A DELICATE POINT OF LAW A Stato of Affairs Tiiat May Oauao Another Delay in the Kemmler Case. COMES WTTHIH THE WEEK PERSONAL PUNClLIHOo. Miss Ljdia Hartman, of WilliemBport, returned home last evening after a brief visit with friends In this city. Mrs. S, A. Tate, of Williarasport, is the guest of her grandson, E. B. Thornton and family, corner Third and Irvin streets. N. II. Beohtol, a well known painter of this city, loft to-day for Buffalo, where ho will go to work in the faint shups �.�/ tun railroad company. Mr..j. T. Faruswoilh, and j . N. Comp-ton, ?f Lock Ilitvon, are aasistiu;: Mr, Ryan lo taint the numerous now buildings which art* in course of erection on the property"*!" Mr Michael illaoob.-Reuovo H. M. Schwenck, one of tho leuding Re* publican farmers of Sugar Valley, is in the city today aoaompanied by his wife. Mr, Sohwenok was 70 years old in February and Mis. Sohwenok 70 in June, and botb are as bale and aotivo as many others are at SO yeans. suit Sentimentalists Quibbling Over the T.sw, ami There Is Xothlng Certain Regarding the Prospect for Executing the Murderer- Warden Doriton on Hand to Perform sits Dtaaairceeaule Duty. Auburn, Aug. 3.-A delicate point of law, yet one whioh seems even to the lay mind as plain as a piakstaff, has to-day been suggested here by a gentleman deep in legal lore. Here is the point raised: That the week beginning August 4tb ends with Sunday. The warden baa arbitrary power to defer the execution until Sunday,' August 10. On Sunday it is held that the general law would intervene to prevent the killing on that day, upon the ground that any execution or legal processes npon it is not legal. Directiy at tbis point the ease is touched by that general principle of law, that of the sentence under which Eemmlor is expected to be killed if void in part, it must be wholly void. Brought to a olose application the premises warrant the assumption that if it is illegal to kill Kemmler on the seventh day of the week designated, then it would be illegal to kill him on any other day of tbo week designated. The situation, it is held, would be different if Sunday intervened as part of the seven days, because it would then run with the week and be a part of the seven days constituting the week. As the case stands the week in whioh the sentenco is to be executed will not be legally oomplete beoause the week ends with a day void in law. Unless there is some general law which may bridge tbis point which is raised, the entire sentenoe it is thought would be null and void. Warden Dnraton letnrncd from New York this morning. He is, however, invisible, though why nobody seems to be able to guess. There are those who profess to believe the killing( may be dona early in the looming, but it I ia difficult to give credence to this with-1 out believing also that undignified haste would be employed, for the machine and apparatus for killing Kemmler have only i been unboxed the past week from Its packing after the last postponement of the killing. Ot Kemmler's condition little if anything ia known. Without speculation it may be said that aa good Information as is furnished is to the effect that he is not a lunatic nor a groaning and flabby wretch consumed witb horror. Ovposed to the Election Bill. Philadelphia, Aug. 3.-The Matthew Stanley Quay Clnb, ol this city, composed entirely of oolored men, Gilbert Ball, a prominent local polltieian being its president, held a largely attended meeting this evening and passed unanimously resolution! to the effect that the federal election bill, wbioh was recently passed by tbe House of Representatives, and ia now awaiting action by tbe Benate, Is not practical and will not help tho political condition of the colored man in the Boutb, but will ratber have a tendency to keep alive race prejudices. Tbe Club therefore expresses the hope that the bill will not become a law. Fatal Ending of h rieaeme Hail. New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 3-Yesterday afternoon George T. Davis, of Acush-net, with bis wife, four children and a hired boy named Frates, went to sail io Buzzards Bay. Wben off West Island Davis went to jibe the boat when the boom struck Frates, knooking him overboard with snob foroe that tbe boom was broken. Davis in endeavoring to save Frates became exhausted and drowned in sight of bis wife and children. Killed � Newspaper Thief. Philadelphia, Aug. 3.-A private watchman named J. L. Henyleese this morning deteoted Henry Almond, colored, 20 years old, stealing newspapers from tbe doorstep. He pursued the thief quite a distance, and finally drew his revolver and fired, the ball taking effect in the fleeing youth's bank. Death resulted to-night, Menyleese surrendered himself to tbo police and will have a hearing to-morrow. ; Two Men Faulty Cot. Louisville, Aug 3.-Peter Duffy and Henry Krauso were fatally cut last night by A I. linsh. Tho throe quarrelled about n -woman with whom bush was walkiug, aud Bush was greatly angered. Uo suddenly drew a kuifo. The other two ran hut Uuuli overtook thein, suparatad and slashed them bo severely that, neither cau recover. Ilie Chislon-llcucHenridKO Cii--.u. Wasuikgtok, Aug. 3.-Representative Laccy, of Iowa, has prepared for submission to tho House the majority report of tbe Elections Committee upon the Clayton-Breckenridge contested election oaso, and tbe murder ol tbe Republican contestant. The report declares tbe seat vacant. TUB CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM. Ontltne of Work Tor the Week lrt the Two noose*. Washington', Aug. j.-Tho proceedings in the House this week will be governed by tbe attendance of members. There is a strong disposition on tho part of the majority to finally pass upon tho conference roport on tho Original Paokago bill, .and to sccuro action upon tho Compound Lard bill and two of tho election oases, but it is feared tbnt the presence of a quorum is necessary in these oases, and if that cannot be maintained it is probable tbe House will be obliged to confine itself to tbo consideration of tbe Senate amendments to tba Indian appropriation bill, to the deficiency appropriation bill and other measures which are not expected to arouse party feeling, or give rise to faction's op-position. The report of tbo conferrecs on the Land Grant Forfeiture bill, it is expectod, will ne ready for presentation to tho House early in tbe wook, but its consideration will depend with the other measures upon tbe attendance secured. The Tariff bill will be discussed ia the Senate until Friday, when it will be laid aside, and the River and Harbor bill taken up. Paving With Fire Isr-.rk. The Mayor of Stonbenville, Ohio, has published some facts in regard to brick pavements for atreetswhiob arc of iatcree: to the taxpayers of this city: "Id the spring of 1 SSI this city put down as an experiment ono block of pavement made of bard burned firebrick, and after uBing it three years concluded to adopt it, and to-day our streets arc all complete with brick pavement. The first block, now down five years, is to all appoaranoe as good as those just completed. Now I will give you in detail our method of paving: First- By all moans know your materials are good. Second-Excavate your Street to a depth of 20 Inches; put In good foundation of gravol or broken stone and raise to within 10 inches of surface of grade, allowing in this 10 inches, six inches of sand and four inches depth of brick. After foundation materials have been put in place, you get a heavy roller, not less than 20 tons. Roll and re-roll until made perfectly compact, then put on your sand to depth of six inohes, and shape with a broad teraper from centre of elevation to curb line; then lay your brlok, and before spreading any sand on them take and roll complete, and then spread on sand to olose cracks. The pavements are comparatively noiseless, very durable, clean, easy on horses and vehicles, and in this country, where fire day is plenty, our pavements cost oatnplete, $1.25 per square yard. In Memory or airs. Sohicer. The following lines in fond remembrance of Mrs. Julia Sohmor have been sent to tbis office: Thy gentle voice now Is hushed, Tur warm true heart la still, And on thy young and Innocent brow, Ih resting death's cold chill. Tby hands are clasped upon thy brentit. We nave kissed thy lovely brow, And In our aching hearts wc know Wo have no darling now. We miss thee from our home, dear. We miss Ihee from thy place, * A shadow o'er our lift Is cast, Wo mua tue sunBhlne of thy fact.", We miss thy kind and wllllutf imnd. Thy fond and earnest care. Our home Ih dark without theo- We miss thee everywhere. To Harrtlburg on Tuesday, Do not regret it when too late. Go to Harrisburg to-morrow, Tuesday, 5th instant, to witnesa the grand reproduction of the destroyal of Pompeii and Hcrcula-neutn. Magnificent fireworks, superb Illuminations, Special train will leave Look Haven 3:8 p. m., arriving at Harrisburg 7:10 p. m., returning leave Ilarrisburg 10:30 p. m. This will be the last opportunity to see this great spectacular pro. duction. Tito Shop Men's I'Jcnlc. On Saturday last tho shop men of tbo lower freight yard, with their families, pioniced in tbe Grove at CaBtanoa. Thero are upwards of fifty men employod in tho shops and their families and invited guests made tho number at the piania about two hundred. The entire day was pleasantly Bpeot in tbo grove. Five Dollar Qaeivea. L. M. Smale and Harry Martin are tba luoky guessors In this city who will ro-colvo five dollars each from tho mauuf&c^ turers of tbo "Something Good" brand of tobacco. Thoy guossod on tho number of plugs sold in iivo months. 11 ulUltug Improvement*. John A. Marshall has been improving hie dwelling on Kant Main street by rnis- ! iug the alone foundation upwards of two reet. Tho olevatiou uot only improves tho i appearance of the building but puts it that ' ruueh higher above the Hoods, A IVurutiiiE to Ctiuilldntcz. A, J. Kahler, a Democratic candidate lor tho nomioatiou for Aascmblytnau iu Lycoming county was prostrated by tho | beat last Friday. Mr. KaUler was iutor-[ viewing tho farmers when ho was pros-[ traced. TERSELY TOLD HAPPEMS. All the Into Hows and Views of the City TJp to 3:00 P.M. GOTTEN TJP IN A READABLE P0RM Athletic Exhibition- A Chance fo* the r joar. Mout.tgue Mark*, Publii.ber,2ii [ t'uiuu r*4uar-.', New York. A STRANGE MM MURDER Two Deaths That Possess Every Element of Mystery and Romance, pcn'oest pot fol'kri. TWO THEOBIES OP THE TBAOEDT The Wife or Dr. ftnowlton TowneenA Poisons HorHeir With a Friend While tho Ousbond lit Arranging- the Deinil* /or Tltelr Sailing to Amerlcn-Whleky end Prnesle Add Drank by the Pair. Lo.NDOjf, Aug. 3.-Tbe week winds op g tragic poisoning esse which possesses every element of mystery and romance. So far the police refuse to divulge any facts in tbeir possession. Dr. Enowlson Towns-end, living in Lewishsm, Highroad, arid Mrs. Townsend, were booked to sail for New York yesterday on the steamer Lad-gate Hilt. Townsend had sold his practice here, and was going to Virginia to join his brother. In order to be near tbe vessel they took rooms near the docks Friday night. Townsend left his wife in the rooms to send tbe baggage away while be went to the vessel to receive it. K tragic discover?, Less than one bonr after he left two men drove np to the house in a cart-one oame to assist. Entering the room the I carman noticed Mrs. Townsend lying on tbe bed dressed and apparently sleeping, and a nun in an insensible condition half way under the foot of the bed. He was found to be dead. Tbe attempt wbioh was then made to arouse Mrs. Townsend was unsuccessful. There were no marks of violence, no indications of a straggle. Inquiry revealed the fact that soon after the husband left Mrs. Townsend was visited by William De LsMotte, a Frenchman, who was a friend of her husband. At tbeir house he bad always beea treated as a brother, and although always an ardent admirer of Mrs. Townsend thero had been no insinuations of anything improper. whiskt asd rnussic acid. Judging from the glasses in the room Mrs. Townsend and De Lamotte had taken a drink of whisky together previous to sending tbe three children from tbe room. A few minutes later one of the ohildren went baok and saw ber mother onoon-ssious on the bed, while De Lamotte was sitting on the floor leaning against  box and gasping foi breath. Physicians were oalled, who said that death was due to poisop, probably prussio aoid. theories' or the tkaoepy. The police at once took possession of the rooms and declined to make public anything they knew. Public opinion is divided between the theories that the oouple decided to die together, and drank poison in their whiskey, and that De Lamotte gave the woman poison aud then took it himself. To Dr. Townsend tbe mystery is aa great as to everybody else. When be loft bis wife sbe was in good spirits. : Waiting for Rain. ! The Saw tu'fH ot UopkUus 05 Wojtaoulh I at Plow Shoe will not bo staited up again j t:n:il raiu comes. O'-ving to everything 1 heiuj* so dry the danger from tiro is largely increased wheu the mill is in opera'ion. Plate Glass Pronte. Tho carpenters, Messrs. Chambers & Martin commenced this morning putting in tbe French plate glass windows st Raff & Brothers' store. Bandar bj the Sea, PniLADgLi'niA, Aug. 3.-A specie! to tbo Public Ledger from Cape May Point says: President Harrison remained at home all of -c-day, with his guest, .Secretary Blaine. Tbis morning Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Dimmiak attended services at St. Johns P. E. Church, where the, Right Rev. Bishop Scarborough, of the Diocese of New Jersey, officiated, Tbe citizens of Cape May and visitors have tendered ' President Harrison, his guest and family, a public reception at the Stockton Hotel to-morrow evening. The President baa accepted the invitation and expects to be present witb Seoretary Blaine. Aw�7 TJp In the World. St. Joseph Ballot. One of the best paying mines in tbis country is the Virginius, seven miles southwest of Ouray, in Colorado, on a .peak by the unromantia name of Mount SnefSes, one of tho highest elevations on tho San Juan range. The Virginias baa yielded $5,000,000 since its opening and Is yielding still, its shipments of ore for June having been four hundred and fifty tuns, worth 12.50 per ton-4112,500. The Vir ginius post office is 12,500 feet high-tbe highest post office in tbe oountiy, if not in tbe world. At times it is above the cloud". _ FnaeialofSXre. Sohmer. Tbe funeral of Mrs. Felix Sobmer took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Agnes Catholic oburch aud was largely attended, the interment, being made in the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers were David Gross, Ed. Harinan, Frank Smith, Eugene Smith aud Joseph Trick. A llllnd VeterMtt'ri Big 1'eoSlon. Uonry IVrigbtor, of Susquehanna, a Soldier iu the late war has been granted a pension of $72 per month aud $15,123 arrears. Wlighter is blind. A IWlRcellaneans Mlxtme of Sense and Hon-. Dense SclsnofeA knot ScvYntAeA. You oan actually bear corn grow these days. Siu Is ugly, but she knows how to fix herself. The raw box with tbe oyster counters have a dreary, yawning look. It's a mighty poor salt of clothes that don't fit, if they are paid for. Try to teach your son that there is na such thins, as an unloaded pisvoY. Tbe Summer girl seems to be having a pretty good time. Tbis Js the. same as saying that the Summer man is, too. Never make love in a oora field. Remember that eorn baa ears and Is easily shocked. You should make a note of this. Spring ohVoVaa. \% no longer a "luxury" or "delicacy" of the season. Yet a little while and tbe dish will be enumerated among the "toughs of the kitcutu." Perhaps the moat fashionable of all .the bats worn by Flora MoFlimsey this season is tbe one that looks as if it bad been sat upon and then kicked by a male coder all the conditions of rag*. Tbe nowadays narrow chested, spider-legged dude, who wears bis fashionable sash, creates tbe impression that bis .cravat has slipped over his shoulders and lodged.around his waist. It is said tbe juice of cucumbers will ease tbe pain of a sunburnt skin. The majority of people, however, bave found out that the juice of the ououmber will oause a psin where the akin is not sunburnt. Now oomes the. pretty in comlori-able Summer ooetume, under tbe white lace sunshade. Whatever may happen later, the young man who is permitted to sit oa the fence and see ber pass by isn't likely at tbe moment to regard life as an absolute failure. _' The Vicissitudes of a War Belle. From the Shenandoah Herald. One of the tragedies of the war bas just been reesUed by the settacmsht ot as estate at Pottaville. Albert Lord, tbe drum major of Our Band, has recently returned from tbe county seat of Schuylkill, bringing with him a blood-stained relio of tbe battle of tbe Wilderness. His brother, William F. Lord, was the color sergeant of tbe Ninety-six Regiment. The boy, for be was no more than a boy, kept a diary whioh be earned around iu his pookeV fhe buWaVririoled. flag which he carried was little more tbau a mass of utters. In one of tbe battles a star was shot oat, young Lord picked it np placed it between tbe leaves of his little book and marched on to meet bis death May 10, 1803. Tbe diary was taken out of bit pocket as be lay dead npon the field of battle by a rebel sergeant, who seems to have treasnrtd tbe prize sufficiently to vrVta upon Vb� last page: "Please send this book to Daniel Smyer should I be so unfortunate as to get killed, and all tbe Deceassry Information, S. B. Smyser. Direct to Newton, N. C." As near as can be made out the Rebel sergeant was killed, the book found its way into the hands ot Captain Y.>\. Wilfong, ot tbe Rebel army, and eventually reached tbe parents of tbe original owner in Fottsville, where It has since been tiesured. The book eontavasd s> photograph of Sergeant Lord, in addition to the star, botb of which were stained with his blood. ��-- X.arga Postal Contract*, Postmaster General Wauamaker bas awarded the oontraet for furnishing stamped envelopes and newspaper wrappers for tbe four years beginning Ootqber 1, 1800, to the Plimpton Manufacturing Company and Morgan Envelope Company, of, Hartford Connecticut, tbe lowest bidders. The bid of these companies, baaed on the number of envelopes and wrappers issued during the last year, amounted to �755,270, being (85,720, or 10.5 per oent. less than the corresponding numbers and kinds at the prices io present contract, made in 1880. With an allowance of an annual increase of 13 pur cent. In the quantities to be required the reduotion in cost for the four years of tbe contract term will amount to over (450,000 as compared with the existing oontraet. The United StsAen is by tat Vbe largest, consumer of stamped envelopes of any nation in tbe world, upwards of 600,000,000 having been need during the past year. Attention, Veteran Legionl There will be a regular meeting of tbe Union Veteran Legion, this evening, at the usual time and plaee, Increased Umit at Escarsloa Ticket*. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company announces that on and after August 1st, V39u, the return limit ol excursion ticket* between Philadelphia and Erie railroad and tbe N01 thero Central Railway will be inorea&ed from sixceAe. V> thvity days. This territory embraces the principal stations of the Susiiuebauua, Sunbury and Eastern Divisions of the Philadelphia and Erie railroad, and tbo Slmira and Caoan-daiiitia Divisions of the Northern Central Railway. For specific stations affected by this' extension ol limit oonsult ticket agents. This sweeping concession cannot but meet With public apTjrecAsAum, aa it enables onr people to avail themselves of the great facilities of the Pennsylvania system to a greater personal advantage than �n�t t before. ~ - ;