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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - December 6, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAK-NO. 238. liOCK HAVEN, PA., SATURDAY. DECEMBER 6, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KIM8LOE BROTHUBS - .- PTBUSHKBS CURRENT COMMENT. GODLD �ay� ho w�ota do more railroads. Why shoold he?_ It i� a�id that the "Prohibition TOte in Rhode I�l�nd" holds it owd. That's mighty little. GrsK in tbe South tbey are decrying Mr. Porter's oeosas. Well, it will stand tor teD Bears, aushow. CHiCAOO.is b�iiiK more trouble with ber World'! Fair than s poor nao eoald hare with k white elephant. Geokge Fkascis Tuain now eomes forward with a proposiliou to fast for a bandred days. As Train is a rich man, be can afford to do as be pleasas aboai it. EocB's lymph bu been exoladed from France under a law whioh ptobibits the importation of medioiue tbe constituents of which are unknown. Seeing the loorn-ful doubt of it* Tirtnes which the Franch doctors hareexpteased, the law is probably enforced with pleasure. Besides that, Eoob is a German. TmB is tbe time, above all others, when all those who owe bills and can pay them, �bonld do so without delay. They will not only disoharge their own obligations, but enable others to do likewise. A oon-aiderable amount of money would in this vay be released which would tend to make business more lively. BkA7.il is in a very amiable mood just now, and Blled with kindness towards this ooaotry. This, therefore, seems an aospi-oioni time to ask her to join us in adopting an extradition treaty wbicb will prevent that country from becoming tbe refuge of 80 many scoundrels whe Soe from our own. Just now these felWws have few places of secum retreat left, aod Brazil is one of tbem. This is the time to bead tbem off by a treaty. Succi, tke faster, is still keeping up bis aelf-imposMl abstinenoa from food. That bis faat is genuine is seen in bis extraordi-.rilT- npid low of flash, some thirty pounds in less than that number of days. How lODK anoh a ilrain on tbe system can be kept up without fatal effect remains to be seen. After all what good can come from these fasts, even when prolonged to a point where death is imminent ? True, thej.afeow tbe greatness of humaa endurance, but 'all that was known centuries go- _[_ Cakon Fakrab, in the 'Forum for December, speaks of the true study of poetry: "From early years I was fond of poetry, and I owa an immense debt to tbe posts, not only because I have found in tbem tbe greatest and best o( moral teachers, who revealed to me, or confirmed in me, tbe purest truths on which it is possible to live, but also because they have illuminated many a dark hour, and added fresh anollgbt to many a bright one, by noble leasons set to natural mnsic in noble words. They have helped me to bang the picture galley of imagination with lovely and delightful scenes, and to take refuge from aay storm whioh might beat upon me from without In that flood of ucqnenoba-ble annsblne which they had kindlea (or me within." �CMDAT BERTICEg. FAILURE OF DELmER& CO Tho'Meadville Bankers Make an Assign--ment 'WWoh Oansea a Big Sensation. THE SXATE HiS $100,000 ON DEPOSIT Servioes at tbe Reformed ohnroh at the usual hours. German services at 2 p. m. Services at the Baptist church, oon-dnoted by tbe pastor: Preschiog at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m., Sunday school at 2:15 p. m. Great"Island Presbyterian church will be reopened and tbe regular services held at 10:20 a. m. and T p. m. There will be no Sunday scbool. East Main street M, E. church: Sunday sebool at 9 a. m., Epwoitb League at 6 p. m., presebiag at 7. Flemiogton: Preaobiog and Saorsmeot of the hori'a Supper at 10:4S, Epworth X,eagn* at 6 p. m. St. John's English Lutheran oburcb, oorner Cbnrob and First streets: Divine servioea at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m., conducted by Rev. J. H. Steok, of Williams-port, Sunday school at 2 p. m, and Young People's prayer meeting at 0 p. m. Trinity M. E. church. Rev. J. A. Wood, Jr., pastor: Preaobiog at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m., class meeting at 9 a. m., Sunday �obool at 2 p. m. and Youag Peoples' Society at 6 o'clook. Mission Sunday school in Fonrtb ward scbool building at 9 a. m. The devotional meeting of Young Men's Christian Association will be held in their rooms at 3:45, lasting one hour, subject, "Be a Man," 1 Kings, 2, 2 to 4,1 Cor. 10-13. All young men are cordially invited Sungisrviceat tbe opening of tbe meeting. Oscar Qroffao's Condftlan. Dr. B. B. Watson, the attending physician of Oscar Qrugan at Ferney, paid bic patient a visit yesterday altarnoOD, He report* bis oonditiou a* favorable to aomplete rsoovery with tbe exception of parhlyiic of one of bis eyes. Tbe doctor layi Hr. Orogso will be able to leave bis btd next week. with tba Flrn, Which Is a�ilaiiiatflr*a Bnalneaa Connections. PiTTSBUBO, Dec. 5.-A Meadville spe cial says: Dalamater & Company, bankers, this city, made an asiigameut this morning for the booefit of their creditors. Beyond tbe fact stated no particulars are obtainable. Messrs. Hotc!ikina and Mc-Clintock, the assignees, took immediate possession, and are preparing a statement for the public. There is little excitement, altbongb the suspension caused a profound sensation. The Detamaters have heretofore eujoyed the entire cou&denoe of the business public, aiid rumors conoern-iiig them have been treated as emanating from political rivals. Tbey have the 8y.mpathy of the community, and hopes are expressed that the suspenson will be but temporary. The banking house bad on file $100,000 of tbe stitc's funds, .tudguests sktebed up. Meadvtlle, Deo. 5.-Jadgments have been entered against the Sim to tba total of $115,000 up to date. The county funds amounting to $47,000 wre deposited in tbe bank, while the schoil board, sheriff's office and protboootary, were also depositors to an unknown snm the state will loe bothisg. Philadxlphia, Dec. 5.-St�te Treasurer Boyer admitted to-diy that the slate had on deposit 1100,000 'ith the banking house of Delamater & O. He said tbat it was covered by a bone, so that the state would lose nothing, 14-. Boyer left for Meadville to night. expkessioss 01 regret. Expressions of regreWere beard on all sides, for Dolamstor wa personally a very popular man. The faitre oumine so soon after his defeat for Govrnor, was regarded as a doubly Boverablow. It is said that during tbe oam^ign Dolamater's personal notes were ndorsed and dia-countad by Philadelpla business men, who ware his suppoicts, but that the loss to tbem is compattlvoly small. Some of tbe banks are said o hold bis paper, but not in amount* siGoiant to cause any trouble. It was reprted that Senator Delamatur was a he�y lodorser of Ex-Senator MacFarland'. notes, and that he was a loser. This wa assigned as one of the causes of the atbarrassmant of the firm. a StRPRlSE a' riTTSBDRG. PiTTSBURa.Dec. 5.-The failure of Delamater & Co., of lladvlile, of whioh George W. Delamater late candidate for Governor on tba Rfpuilioan ticket, is tbe head, caused some sunrise on account of tbe prominence of Mr. Delamater. Tbe failure was the subject of much comment, both in poltioal and busiocsa circles. Bankers here have always rated Dalamater & Co. vegr high, and Ibeir credit in this city w,a first class. The bank was a private ooicero, but was rated very high in baokibg circles as having a capital of from $300,00 to $500,000. The bank did not do mioh buelcees in this city. During the oanpaigu Senator Delamater had some moiey on deposit at tbe Katiuual bank of Conmeicn, and did some little business tbrougi tbis bauk. Tbe account at pescnt, however, is square. Delamatar c Co., have conducted a banking busicea at Meadville for a number of years, snA did au extensive business throughout the oil rogiuns. No information could be secured in tbis city as to tbe amount of tie failure. Old men who have bad more o; leas buaioess with the firm are all snrprked. Tbey entertain tbe opinion, however, that the firm will be able to pull tbroub. the kews is 3aeki6burg. babri6bdr0, Deo. 5.-Tho announce mcnt of the failure oftba banking firm of Delamater & Co., ootpled with the fact that the bank contaiied �100,000 of tbe State'a moneys, caused coLsiderable eX' citvmeut in this city, aad everybody wanted to know wnethar or not tbe state would lose iu deposit. State Treasurer Bjyer was not in tbe city last night, but one of the attaches of tbe treasury department, who was asked about the matter, said that the amount is secured by the personal bond of ex-Senntor Delamater's father and the bond of the firm. Everjlbiog, however, depends on the extent of the failure. In the event of the iuabtltty uf the Delamatera to meet their obligations the bondsmen of Treasurer Boyer will be bold respousible. Au effort was made last evening to secure the names of these bondsmen at the State department but there seem* to be a disputiiiou un tho part of some of tbe official's there to keep tbem from tbe public. mb. delahateb'8 bd81hb5b conkectionb George B. Delamater, the father of tbe Senator, who baa been favorably kuowa in the western part of tbe State as a business man, has been accredited with a fortune of from $200,000 to $300,000, while the fortune of tbe Senator himself has been estimated at aboat $100,000. Tbe latter, as is generally known, studied law at the Ilaivard law scbool, and was admitted to the bar, but after devoting about three years only to the profession took advant age of openings for large business enterprises in which be has been hitherto quite successful. He has been at the bead of the banking bouse of Delamater & Co., whose suspension has just been announced, a director of tbe Merchant's national bank of Meadville, president of the ooapany and owner of tbe conttolling interest in the Meadville and Linesville railroad, president of tbe Meadville fuel ga* company and connected with other local enterprises. �...-- The Shakespeare Book Bcceptloa. Last night at 8 o'clock tke Sbakespaare Literary Society held its second annual book reception in tbe ball of tbt sooiaty. An interesting programme was rendered, cousistiug of music, both vocal and instrumental, recitations sud an address. The Glee olub sang several excellent selections. The vocal solo of Miss Lnlu Alla-bach waa well sung and tbe instrumental duet played by Miss Gaudy and Mr. Campbell was appreciated. Miss Dillon recited with fine effect The Death Bridge of the Tay" and Mr. Sharpe gave a good declamation oa Young America." Tlie leading feature of the programme was tho address on "Literature" by Mr. Boardsley, the professor of Rhetoric and English Literature. The address was scholarly, instructive and appropriate. We hope tbe students will profit by the good advice given and make good books tbeir companions. The society has tbe pleasure of adding a hundred now books to it* library as a result of the second annual reoeptioo. The new book oasos arrived yesterday and the society is muah elated over its prospects. The Price Socitty presented to it* sister society a handsome set of Thackeray's works. � , Mcssrs. D. H. Ball & Co., of Uenovo, made a shipment last Wednesday of one of tbeir largcbt shingle maohlnec to S. A. Wood's maoiiioe company, of New York. Prom New Y'ork the machine will be forwarded to far off India where it will be used for sawing "teak" wood shingles. A Wlnior Scene. The show window of Bcntley's shoe store attracts considerable attention owing to tbe novel manner in which goods are displayed. The interior of the window represents a winter scene, with a fine display of loot wear. -- �.- Sale of  V�lo�b!o Property. TI'O Thomas Yardley property on West Main street was sold at public sals tbis forenoon. Ex Sheriff Fleming was tbe arier. The property was purchased by William Boyer for Daniel Sbepp and the price paid was $3,750. Mnelc From WlllUnsport. The Stopper & Fisk orchestra, of Wil-liamsport, furniahed music for a High Tea given yehterday evening at the residence of Councilman Wilson Kistler. .--  -.-- PBKSONAL PENCIUNOg. TRMSPIRINGS OF A DAY. News of Interest for Our Many Keatlers to PernBe, PCNaEHT POT POVBiU. THE LATEST LOOAL lEWS BULLETIN. Election of Oflicara-CItj School Board- Teacher;! InaUtnta-Oontract for Ucht-The Ontloofc for Ice-Fire at the Ar-moTT-Sr. Clark* Avreited-Sale of Tal-uable Property. West Branch Lodge, No, 231, Ancient Order of United Workmen, have elected tbe following officer* to servo for tbe en-�aing term: Master Workman; F, P. MoCloskoy; Foreman, J. C. MoCloskey; Overseer, C. M. Qoigley; Recorder, J. T. Zimmerman; Financier, R.C.Hill; Receiver, Dr. George Eadle; Guide, W. F. Beck: Inside Watch, C, Bowers; Oataide Watch, B. S. Probst; Trustee, C. F. Bick-ford; Representative to the Grand Lodge, C, F. Bickford; Medical Examiner, Dr.,W. J. Shoemaker. Tbe following officers have been elected by O. H. Emery Camp, S. of V., for the ensuing term: Captain, Harry M. Hoover; First Lieutenant, Charles Ade; Second Lieutenant, John H. Smitb; Camp Coun cil, John A. Hoover, Charles Robb and Charles H. Bressler; delegate to Division Encampment, at DuBois, J. E, Seybold; alternate, E. L. Hoover. The election for officers of the Woman's Relief Co:ps held last night resulted as follows: President, Mrs. S. E. Sbultz; .ianior Vice President, Mrs. Nellie Peck; Junior Vice President, Mrs. Ellen Robb; Treasurer, Miss Irene Candor; Chaplain, Mrs. Maggie White; Conductor, Mrs. Lizzie Carpen'-er; Guard, Mrs. Martha JIo-Nally. Bucktail Post, G. A. R. of RenoTO, has elected tbe following officers: Commander, E. P; Reifsnjijer; 8. V. Commander, Thos. Ueeban; J. T. ComBander, Philip Hoffmao;; On^r ' of ^ tbe Day,; Frank Briggs; OfBeerof tbe^Ouaid, J; T; 'Hess;' Chaplain, H. P. Jones; Quartermaster, R. W. Rhawn; Representotive, R. M. City School Board. The regular monthly, .meeting of the City School Boaid waa held last night, all the members beiiig present except Messrs. Israel and Welliver. Tbe minutes of last regular meeting were read and approved. The Finance Committee reported in favor of allowing tbe following bills, and orders were .directed to be drawn for same: Kettle Creek Coal Co............. $43.75 John Hoimer..................... 100.35 R. B. Ueitenour.......... ...... 8.00 John J. Fox.................... 1.50 Water rent....................... 15,00 CbBmung Novelty Co............. 16.50 S, Z, Martiu...................... 78.23 On motiou of Mr, Bridgens tbe salary of janitor of Third ward building was fixed at $25 per month. Ou motion it was deeiJed to have a va-oatioQ of three weeks, beginning December 12th and continuing to Janury 5, I88I. Treasurer Myers read bis monthly report, showing insufficient amount of taxes collected to pay outstanding orders to date. On motion of Mr. Klapp the report was accepted and ordered filed. On motion adjourned. C, R, Gearbart is confined to his room to-day by illness. &.. H, Mann is on the sick list, but 1* reported bttier to d�y, Mr. and Mrs. William Fredaricks are expected home from their wedding trip tbis cvouiog at 8 o'clock. Warren Sumiuerson, of North Bend has been appointed by the County Commls-stooera, Mefoauf'le Appraiser for the year 1891, City Solicitor George A, Brown walks lame to-day aud requires the support of a cane, having received injuries by a fall on the icy pavement, Mrs. Eva Nelson left last night for her home at Konoeverto, W, Va,, after visit-log fur several weeks with relatives aud ft-lends in tbis vicinity. Rev. S, J, Taylor, pastor of the English Lutheran Church was able to be out yesterday for the first time after an illness of several weeks. Miss Carrie Draucker, of Curwaubvillf, Pa, is tbe neloome guest of her brother William, at the St. Charles Hotel. She is on Lor way homo from a visit among relatives in Philadelphia aud other eastarn towns. George C, Staley, the star in "A Royal Pass," which appeals at the Opera House uext Thursday evening, is a young man who is rapidly oomiug to the front, aud when he has once been seen be is always in great demand for a return engagement, Mr, Staley is said to poasass all the ro-quiaites that a popular actor should possess, Ue has groat dramatic ability, in the doliueatiou of pathos us well as comedy. Is oue of the sweetest of lullaby singers and yodlers and is considered an un aaually faandaome man, with a very mag-netio stage precenee. A MlaeellaneoDa Hixton of Sense and Hon-aenae Selaaored and Scribbled. Keep thyself at a distance from those who are iooorrigibl* in bad habits; and bold no intercours* with that man wbu is ineensib'-e of kindness. Are you a young man, and do you want to look very swagger, indeed ? Get a hand painted shirt front. A lawyer is bappiest when bis Irlends are in trouble; a doctor when his friends are seriously sick . an nnaertaker, when bis friends are dead. - A loving friend's rebuke sink* into tba heart, and convinces tbe judgment, an enemy'* or stranger's rebuke is inveotive, and irritates, not oDnverts. Tbe fellow that forget* a good deal that has happened doesn't worry as half as moob as the fellow who lemember* a good deal that never taappaned. Each human being doe* not ':^'ely bear its own sin, nor work out it* own retribution. Upon others near and distant falls tbe debt, aud it must be paid. No man's body I* as strong as bis appetite, but Heaven bas corrected tbe bouod-Icssnets of his desire by stinting bis strength and contracting hi* capacities. Ao exchange says an overdressed woman is criticised, a neatly dressed woman is complimented, and a slovenly dressed women is pitied. We have knocked the stuffing out of the Thanksgiving turkey, and the next thing will he to remove.tbe dressing from our pocketbooks for tbe Christmas bolida}*. Tbe year Is on the homestretob, and It ill aooo be time to about "Whoa! January." Women would always propose If it asn't for the fatal habit of having the last word. LATEST WASfllUGTON NEWS Proceedings of Congress in Which Three New States Hay Have Arms. A PENSION OIEOUS IN TEE HOUSE WiiiC and women are very much alike -they both intoxicate na. Mistake* are not haystacks else every poor man would keep a cow. No one ha* ever sIRieeeaca id wacenmr the milk of human kindness, altnonlfh many have tried. Drink hot water for sleeplessness. Oaly 6,000 stars visible to naked eye. Tbe bicycle of the future will have a storage battery. It is believed there are many bad cilvcr dollars afloat. A beauty spot of court-plaster on a man's chin is new. A good novel is a novelty iu this age of rot and realism. e _ The world will never b� without something to talk about so long as tbe North Pole is undiscovered. Self-made women are quite numerous but tbey are of little use in the world. Fire at the Armory. Shortly before noon to-day tbe alarm of fire was given and the fire bell rang out its waruing tones. The word was quickly passed that the Armory of Company II was ou fire. The steamer dashed up Main street, causing consternation among the farmers whose teams lined both sides of the street, Tbe hose carriages followed soon after, but tbe services of tbe firemen were not required as tbe fire waa extinguished by tbe time they reached the Armory. The fire originated by the overheating of one of the flues which sat fire to the woodwork adjoining it. Hiss Bishop's children's dancing class was occupying tbe Armory at the time the fire was d/scovored. Tbe damage was trifling. ____- .- KrecUnx the Poles. A gang of men begun this morning the work of erecting tbe polos ou which the new Electric Light Company will string their wires. The poles arc of ohestaut wood and are generally straight and of better quality than are usually used for that purpose. The Outlook for Ice, Tbe river is frozen over from tba Lock Eaveu dam to Queen's run, and the ice is from 2 to B inches thick. The mill ponds are al&o frozen over. Another 00I4, wave will thicken tbe ice sufficiently to suit the icemen aud ice cutting will then begin. --� . , Contructa fur Light. The St, Agues Catholic cburob, ohurob of the Immaculate Conception, and the First Baptist cburob are to be lighted by electricity. The lights will be furnished by tbe Blanohard & Sbultz Improvement Company. The Hon. Itlchard Vaux Opposed 10 Any Appruprlatton for the Benefit of Poor IteUtluns, and  Political OebsU En-anea-The Election BiU Takea Dp tbe Senate *a Time. Washisoton, Deo. 5,-la tbe House tbe Senata joint resolution authorizing ibe Secretary of War to issue arms to tae states of North Dakote and South Dakota, was adopted, after Montana bad been added, Tbe House then went into Committee of the Whole on the Pension Appropriation bill. Mr. Vaux argued against the appropriation fur dependent relatives. Mr. Duckery discussed tbe general financial conditioo, predicting a deficiency July 1, 1892, of $37,674,737. This, be said, did not include any defi-oionoy either for 1891 or 1892, except the pension deflo'cucy either for 1891 or 1892, except tbe pension deficiency. Mr. Haines supported tbe bill, and Mr. Eerr, of Iowa, defended tbe dependent relative feature. Mr. Breckeuridge, of Kentucky, favored an adequate appropriation an investigation bureau, tbe striking off of unworthy pensioners and tbe transfer of tbe bureau to tbe War Department io order to take it out uf tbe dominion of politics. Ou motion of Mr. Dookery the amendment waa adopted, providing that no agent or attorney shall demand, receive or be allowed any compensation in any claim for increase of pensions ou account of tbe iucraase of disability. Mr. Spiinger moved that the appropriation be increased to $150,000,000. Rejected. After further speeches of apolitical nature the House adjourned. in THE senate. In the Senate altar the transaction of some busioess of minor impoitanoe, tbe Election bill was taken up, and Mr. Gray addressed tbe Senate in opposition to it. Iu tbe course of his argument he referred noifle^VnU'cUiarr -cUnse. which he de-Mr. Spouuer interrupted him to say that the clause had been stricken out. Gray replied that it wa* in tbe bill as repotted, and Hoar explained that it was there by mistake of the printer. Efforts wero made by the Democrat* to have tbe bill recommitted, pending which the Senate adjourned. DISCCSSINO THE CLOTCItE BtTLE. The Republican Senatorial Caucus Committee were to-day in session for some time, considering the subject of the cloture rule. The deliberations of tbe committee were confined to a discussion of tbe question as to when tbe rule should be presented. In view of tbe fact that no ob structive purpose had yet been shown by tbe minority and that promincot Demo-aratic Senators bad assured tbe members of the committee that the election would be allowed to proceed to final determination,; the caucus refrained from taking any action at present. with anecdotes of promiueot commanders, and em braced, among many other pictures, the cause uf tbe war, tlriug ou Sucntar, battles ef Bulls Run, Wilsou's Creek aud BjII'b Bluff, o:ipture of Port Royal, and thu pictures of Scott, Lae, MtiCleliaii aud Freiuout for tbe year ISOl. The next ha* tbe capture of Doualddon, Ruanoke Inlet, battle of tba Merrimac aud Monitor,Sbilob, Islaud No. 10, Now Orleans, Yorktowo, Siege of Vicksburg, Autiitim, Proclamation EniauoipaCioo, Fredericksburg and Stone liivar, with Grant, Shetidan, Logap, Sherman and others. The year iSOS ha* tbe capture of Vicksburg,- Gettystrarg, Port Hudson, with Meade, Stonewall Jauksou, and arnty incidents, followed.by Cblckamauga, Lookout Mountain, 'Missionary Ridge, etc. Tbe final oaoipaiigo of tbe Potomac, beninniog with the Wilderness in ISCi, with the pictures of many bistotical incidenU, while all the leading scene* of 18G5 are portrayed. Tbe olosiog. of tba siege of Petersburg,. Sberihau's' Array on its triumphant march throuj^h ' the South, surrender at Appomattbi, scene on Connar's farm, entranco of Richmond, capture of Davis, assassination 'ot Lincoln, final review and tbe'Graud Army parade, make tbe whole drama of the war exceeding real and present. Tills will be done in such a way thai you will'almost -feel that you are 00 the ground aud seeing and feeling all she expresses. She has a dear, fine voice,, and her elocution is good. Come and bear ber, day and evening sessions. Ticket* can be had at Seltzer & Rhyme-*tine'� or from Supt*. Brungard and Robb. Admission 30 and 40 cents. SDcceasful Deer Banters. Messrs. R, F, and K, O. Smitb, H. D. Fargus and "Jack" Welsh returned yesterday froB a deer bunting expedition on Rattlesnake Run. Tbey killed four large deer, two of them four pranged bucks. Few buiter* from tbis city have met with as good succask this season. Another party who have been in the Black Forest for several days were John F. Shaffer, George Crawford, Frank Car-ner and Michael Sturr. John Shafler left the camp yesterday and came to this clt) and at tbe time be left the party had killed four deer. One of tbem was a buck with five prongs on one born and six on the other. Dr. Clark Aneatad. Or, Byrou Clark, a well known traveling physician, was arrested to day in tbis city for practicing in Clinton oonoty without having taken out tbe necessary lisenae Dr. Clark then gave the Protbonutary'a office a call and took out a license, and tbe hour for a bearing of the case before Alderman Dorey was fixed for 3 o'clock this afternoon. The license fee was $50 aud the Protbouotary's fee $5, making $65 fees iu all, Wllllainsport'a Loss. The Williamsport Qatetle and Bulletin of to-day says: It is learned that tbe Kline Brothers Furniture Factory will close business in Williamsport, preparatory to moviDg to Lynchburg, Virginia, between tbe 15ch and 20ib of the present mootb. Tbeir office, however, will remain open until a later date. Oeonra HaU Convicted. Georg Hall was cot:vioted at Williams-pott yesterday ot murder in tbe second degreo fur killing Jacob Konkle. The verdict was rendered at 10:10 last night, and tbe jury recommended the prisoner to the mercy of the court. A verdict of man-�laogbter was expeoted. A Talaable IJo�. . ; ! The DuBois Courier say* a Mr. Wilson who has been tbe keeper of the big dam below Benezfctte, on Bennett's Branch, for many years, bad a big Newfoundland dog that was very usefufto him io many way* Oue of tbe useful traits wastocros* the stream from tbe house to the railroad acd -get the newspapers thrown off the evening train for Mr. Wilaom He was there as regular as any other mail carrier along the route until one day this week, whau -he missed connection. The trainmen, made inquiry and learned from Mr. Wilson -.thut hii\.doir had died from a disease le-' At the opem Honaa To-NlKht^ - .> . The. May D,ivenporC Burlesque Com-. � pany arrived from tbe oast tbis mornipg and will appear at tbe Opera Honae Xo-., night. The Utloa Frets saya of the show: "Ten minutes before tbe outtain raided at tbe City Opera House last night the box office had to be closed, as every seat r had, been sold. For the first time iu the his-. tory of the house it was filled, and every -one went away satisfied. The aoUiig of the coterie of beautiful ladies led by Uay. Davenport was superb." -.  - HEWS AHD HOTES. Tcachera* Institate. To day we wish to introduce.Mr*. Harriet E, Monroe, one of the Institute instructors and lecturers, to you. From 1870 to 1885, she was President of tbe Atchison Institute, a collegiate insii-tnte iu Atchison, Kansas, From 1885 to 1887, she was the Washington (D. C) correspondeiit and writer for leading magazines and papers. She is also the author of a new book: "Tbe Art aud Science of Conversation," ^aod published by A, S, Barnes, & Co., New York, At present she resides in Philadelphia. She has made the pbenomenil record of nearly three hundred eugagemants in two years. She bas lectured thirty-nine night* In Philadelphia, fifty-nine in Pittsburg, sixteen in Now York city, fifteen is Washington, D. C , besides being in most of tbe large towns of tbe State. She Is quits equal to btoddard, and ber view* are as fine as those used by Mr, Reagan, while her stylo of delivery is much more pleasant. Ou Tuesday, Dec. IG, at the Court Houte, she will speak oa "Davelopmunt of Character lu tho Public Schools." If there ever was a time wbuu tbis subject should receive attaution, now is the time. Are we ii-tarestad iu the development of good abari,cter in our children? If so, let us come out to bear ber forenoon aud afternoon. The Court House should not contain standing room when a matter of BO much importance is discussed. Towns nut half the size of ours find it possible to give ber such a greeting, Iu tbe evening she will eutertain you at the Opera House with ber illustrated lecture of one hundred views, "A Review of the Civil Wat." Desplta a rainy Tburs-day night at Lancaster tbe Court House was crowded to bear tbe tbitd and last of her lectures, ber Interesting "Review of theCUU War," which wa* lotetaj^tisd Tbe Ritterhouee Manufactnring Mills, in Passaic, Now Jersey, bave failed, with liabilltiae of about $800,000, The aaseta are stated to be about $22,000 less. Surgeou Geueral Baxter, who. was stricken with paralysis.last Monday, died in Washington early Thnisday morning, without having regained oonsciousnes*. A despatch from Chicago says that the threatened trouble in tbe passenger department uf the Central Traffic Associa-tioe, arising out of coaoession* tothrsatri-oal troupes by the Pennsylvania line, has been averted by the withdrawal of oon-oessious. . ^ ; . . . A furnace which wa* being repaired in tho works of the lUinobi Iron and Steel Company iu Joliet, Illinois, fell to the ground Thursday. Eleven men wisre at work in the inside at the bottom and-about six ou top wheu tba accident occurred. G. Loosa, Nels Larson, John Pederson, Theodore Lsrsen and Stale French were killed and Patrick Killieo, Peter Erioeod and August Swanson latalty Injured. Heavy disbursements were made by tbe Treasury Thursday on account of the con-, struotlon ol the new navy. Cramp & Co., of Pbilndelpbis, received $89,550 as thu second payment on tbe armored ernieer New York, the Bath Iron Wurksof Bath, Maine, received $33,�64 as tbe first payment on gunbjats N03, 5 aud 6, and tbe Pneumatic Power Company received $21,-000 tor work on the poeumatio system o{ the monitor Terror. Datcctiies in Mansa* City, Missouri, are buntiug fur thieves who took diamonds bblougiug to Mrs, Kirk B- Armour, aud valued at $10,000, from a private box in the vault ot s safe deposit company, where tbey had been stored. The detectives are puzzled to know hue tbe jewels were extracted from the tiu box. As it is well known, iwo keys are required to open the box, each ttttiug in separate keyholes. One of tbe keys is bald by tbe dt.posit company aud tbe other by the party renting tbe box. and neither can open the lock uuless tbe other is present. Secretary Nuble has been ] aying oou-Bidorible atteution lately to tb) subject of attorney's fees iu pension oases, and is formulatiug a plan by wbiubclaimants for penaions who are not represented by attorneys may be placed aud maiutaiced up-ou the same fuotiug as those who are. it is proposed to orgauize a force within the Pensiou Bureau, at tbe head of which will bO'placed a thorounbly competent pension lawyer, wbcse business it will bo to look after the interests of these unrepiesented claimants. Tbe plan is not fully matured aajet, although the general feat area have bees agreed upon. ;