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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - December 9, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAK-NO. 240. LOCK HAVEN. PA., TUESDAY. DECEMBER 9. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KINSI^K BROTHERS - - - PUBI.ISHKR9 CURRENT COMMENT. The project of holdiog a Pan-Americao CoDgrest during the progreeg of the Coladbns Exposition is growing, and there is every prospect that such a meet-ini; will be held. One of the most taterestiog and at the same time mostimportantqaestioDSwhich tba present Congress will have to decide it the apportionment of National Repre-�aptattvet among the several States of the Union nnder the present oensns. There will in all probability ba an Increase from 331 to 35C. The failure of two of the depositories of the money of the State will be lilcaly to cause at least diseussion, if not a radi oal ehange in the present method of dis posing of the State fund. It is true, the State Treasurers are made responsible for the safety of these monies, but oten they will be only too ready for a change that promises greater security. TbS Rsading railroad has adopted a new rule which must commend itself to a large portion of the people. It has decided to rnn do more coal trains over its road on Sundays. The pressure of busi-nese has compelled the road to run such trains, but arrangements have been completed which now render it unnecessary.In yielding to public sentiment in this matter the Reading road makes a stroug claim on public sympathy. Senator Stanford on Friday intro-. duced a bill to loan ihe farmers $100,000,-000 in Treasury notes on the security of their lands. It is not necessary to read inch a bill to find objections to it. If it is right in principle it is wrong in application. Why should the line b� drawn at 100,000,000? The government is not organized to make money oot of its citi-mns' BeoBssities, but to protect aufi help them. It has no right to disoriminate be tween tbem or to favor one man above another. It has no right to draw au arbitrary line and �ay to those on one side of it, "W* will aid yon," and to those on the other, 'Ton can expect nothing from us." Either its assistance to the farmers must be anlimited, or it must not be given at all. It does not set aside $100,000,000, or any otber-speoific sum, for pensions, and refuse to do aoytUiag for those who come after that sum is exhausted; it helps tbem as long as there is money in the Treasury. So it roust do with the farmers, if it goes into the mortgage loan business at all, and anybody can see that �100,000,000 will be bat a drop ic the basket. Perhaps, bow-ever, the mention of this large sum, with the reflections which it suggefcts, is the best way te show the impracticability of the whole scheme. Possibly this is what Senator Stanford means to do. store l>wortttloa�. Parsons' dry goods store is haadsomely decorated with evergreens to-day. A btadsomc display of goods is also made in the showwindows. It looks odd Dow-a-days to read of any description of wedding presents in the newspapers. The line is drawn there now. One of the roost frequent signs of a hard winter is tbe fact tbat the woolen socks hanging in front of clothing stores are uu- ' usually heavy. .-.  .- And now it is said tbat a man can find the pocket in his wife's dress easy enough 11 he thinks there is money It. Baat MOTCB. Bit Statein�nt tn B�feiencB tu tbe Coaot in New York. WAaniNCTON, Dec. 8 -Superintendent Porter, of the Cffneaa Bureau,this morning continued his statement before the House Committee on the Census with respect to the enumeration of New York city, a^ain taking up the moilality statistics ol Nyw York city. Mr. Porter said those eKtiniating populations by death ratrs may fall into sad errori; and he read from a parliamentary report showing that in England, where ital statistics were probably belter than n other countries, mistakes amounting to as mnch as 25 per cent, bad been made., He read tbe published memoraada be bad written to the Secretary of the Interior defending the Federal � When yon cto get it for $2 00 per thousand feet by paying yoir gas bill to-day? Attend to tba matter, it Is worth looking after. Williaro Walter Pbelps, Minister to Germany, sailed for Europe on Saturday from New York. Minister Fred Doug-laes sailed for his post io Dayti. It is reported from (Jhattauooga that 11. 1. Kimball hus sold to eUKlisb capitalists .'or ^5,000,000, a three-fourth interest in the property of tbe Kimball Iron Company, about 50 miles from Chattanooga. TUe property is rich m timber and minerals. Colonel A. J. Snyder, representing a syndiualo of 14 cuttlemon, has offered the Cherokee nation $10,000,UOO for the six aud a half million acres of land known as the Cherokee strip. It is said the Gdv-ernment bas offered the Indians 67,000,000 for the land. As two employes of tbe Ontario paper mill, in Watertowu, New York, were lowering the flood gates at the flume Sunday a long lever which they were working slipped from their grasp, swung around witb great force, striking the men and iijflicting injuries from which they died. I'hoir names were Sophor and McLaughlin. The cotton Orm of V. & \. Myer, of New Orleans, has suspended, with liabili-tiuH aggreguting 63.500,000, aud assets $3,900,000. They will ask lor extension, aud say they will pay dollar (or dollar. 'I'lie recent liuuuciul panic, the slowness of oullectioos and the decline in tbe price of cotton each had its share in the result. The Arm was interested in 20 or 30 cotton plantatiuuB and owned half a dozen of the best sugar platjtationa in tbe State. Miss A.ogii9t� Toirell, a. teacher in the Normal School st St. Louis, diad in tbe or two attempMug to bfosa the street, she was struck aud knocked down,by a horse attached to a light wagon in which were two moo. As soon as the accident occurred the driver whipped his horse Into a wild caiiop. In some way Miss Tovell's foot became entangled in the wheel of the wugnn, and ebe was dragged nine blocks. She was terribly braised and marked, and nfies regained oonsoionsnesa. Tba men in tbe wagon baye not }et been nrcated, Oalden ireddlaa 1> Japan-WIII be JKarrled To-Komw-A Flood Balle-i:.arce Safas -\ Fine Attisetlaa-Closlnfc ETnclaes-Well Advertised - Scbool Beport-Officers XlectMl. Tbe Japan iJa% Herald, published at Tokobama, Japan, bearing date of October 28th, contains an extended account of the golden wedding ot Dr. and Mrs. Hepburn who have many relatives and friends in this city. The golden wedding occurred on Monday, October ;27tb, and was made the occasion of a great gathering of friends at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Hepburn to pay their respects and felicitate tbem on the accomplUbment of fifty years of happy wedded life. Dr. Hepburn aud wife have been residents of Japan since 1859. The Ilerald says no one in Tokobama his more friends than Dr. Hepburn an d his amiable wife-the partner of his labors-and both are deseivedly beloved by all who know tbem. After the guests had [assembled, Mr. A.J. Wilkin, as the spokesman for tbe irieuds present, pre-seated with a few brief remarks, a parse of money and tbe following as the recorded sentiments of tbe community. 2o Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Hepburn;- "We are here as the representatives of this community generally, wishing to honor this occasion as one unique, we believe in the history of this settlement, and especially io, tbat this day witnesses the waddiug of that golden band which half century of love aad bapplcess \n wedded life has been daily forging for yon. deceive we beg of you, at our bands, these small tokens of the respect, esteem and aSection wbich are felt for you by us all. There are thirty years and more to bear them witness to your walk and oonveraa-tion amongst us, and it is on their testimony that we are bold to declare oar hlgb appreciation of your blameless liver, your untiring labors as Christian missionaries, your works and labors of love towards all men. ' 'There are, besides, tboasands, aye, tens of th( .^sands, of Japanese who. Dr. Hepburn, must bear in their hearts a grateful racoUectiOD of your skill as a physician, and yonr kindnesa as a fellow man, while Japanese and foreignera alilre owe to you the first Dictionary of the language of tbia land, a splendid work, tbe fruit of years of bard toil, as we know, and tbe beoeflU of which caanot be estimated. Of your other incessant labor, in a like field, hidden by your modesty from many eyes-we might go on to speak-much mure we might say; but tbat we be^ not further burdensome to you, we will conclude, dear friends, with tbe hearty wish that gentle Time may ripen the gold of to day Into the glistening diamonds of au added twenty-five years, and in a happy old age, the good fight finished, the course fulfilled, witb joy you may pass to receive that amaranthine crown, wbich the band of Time can never touch, where labor shall be rest, and where joy in tbe presence of tbe Master you serve sball be your fall reward." (Applause.) The address was signed on behalf of tbe community by Uessrs. Oumenn, Gay, Grosser, Keil, Loomis, Meaoharo, N. F. Smith, J. Walter, B. B. Watson and Wilkin. Dr. Hepburu responded briefly, a poem written for tba occasion by Miss I. R. Leete, Mrs, Hepburn's sister, was recited, refreshments were served and the guests retired after tendering farewell to their hosts. Dr. Hepburn is now engaged in translating a Bible dictionary, and bas for years been hard at work as a translator. When the dictionary is completed and the church built, he thinks the time will have come for him to retire from active labor. New lleeeh Creek Maasnsr. Phllaaelphlft Times. James D. Laying, general manager of the West Shore railroad of New York, a part of the Vanderbilt system, bas been appointed general manager of tbe Beeeb Creek railroad, vice General George J. Mai;ee, resigned. The Boecb Creek railroad is the conneolion over wbieh the Philadelphia and Beading receives the bituminous coal traffic from tbe Beech Creek region. HlnW CloMd. Work in the fire clay mines at Queen's Hun has been suspended for tbe winter and twenty-eight men who found employment at mining clay are idle. The miners who are married and live in tbe company's hout^cs at Qaeeo's Bun will bo given employment at making railroad ties and repairing the railroad. Harried. By Aldeiroan O. T. Noble, in tbia city, December 0th, 1600, Mr. Jamea A. T. Green and Hisa Mary Weleb, both of '! Lock Havan, Pa. sense Scissored and licrlbbled. WltblD tbe parlor sung they sat; But how the two behaved One conlU not tell. It was so dark. Had U not been for the remark. "Ob, George, yon must ret shaved!" Why is a stick of oaody like a race horse? The more you lick the faster it goes. Tbe most important ohimuey to keep clean just now, is the coal oil lamp chimney. In spite of tbe wise and learned, a good pipe is better than three bad cigars, any day. It is said that the step from tbe sublime to tbe ridiculous is going from a cbureb wedding to a circus. One reason why a fat man'doesn't catch oold as easily as a lean man, is because be is so much wrapped up in blmaelf. She (at tbe piano)-"Listen! How do yon enjoy this refrain?" He-"Very much. The moi� yoo refrain the belter I like it." Enow thyself. If you can't get tbe required information, ran for office. Tbe year is on the. homestretch, and it will soon be time to shout "Wbos! January." Talk is cheap with dictionaries retailing for less than a dollar. Tbe social ontlook in Washington Is be ing discussed more earneitly than the business ontlook. Pleasure before basi-ness is the motto there, however. A dog ia the street gets mora out of life than a lion in a cage. The only difference between a secret whispered and a secret shouted is, tbat one get� around sooner than the other. HAT MANOFACTURERS.FAIL One New York Firm and Threo of Philadelphia Go Under. LIABIUTIES ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Koberts, Caubman & Company, or New York l^Tgf Importers. Hake ma Asslanmeat, and Pall Down Witb Tb�m Price, Sb�r-inaa Co., f. 8-Sherman and Sherman. DoUpUIne & Comvsnjr, ot Philadelphia. A MODBBN BA^BL TOWEBi A little advice dipped: My friend, you will find in life that those who are jealous of your prosperity are like snarling ours, continually saying mean things of you; they are too lazy to acquire fame or fortune. They are jealuas. In many instances those who slander you are in debt to yon, if not in the money sense they are under obligation to you for some kindness shown to them. The trees now expose tbeir naked limbs. A chef says there are about 110 ways of oooking an egg. Get year stockings ready for Christmas. The turkey will soon strike another snag in Christmas. Just suppose for a moment that women were bnilt by nature with a bnmp oneaab shoulder aa they pretend to be. Lives offreat men oft remind us Boueat toll don't stand a chance; More we work we leave behind us Bigger patches on onr pants. On our pants once new and glossy, Mow are patches ol different hoe; AU because subscribers linger And won't pay up what Is due. Then let all be ap and doing: Send in yonr mile be it so small. Or when tbe snows of winter strike us We shall have no pauu at all. A Georgia editor writes: "The longer we run a newspaper and write about people end events, the more we realize how utterly impossible it is to scratch every man on the spot where be itches the most." The wise plumber now lays in a big stock of bill heads and keeps bis soldering irons in good shape. Many a man bas gained a sister through a refusal of marriage. There's a man in tbe First ward who never pays anything-not even to the minister. New York, Doc. 8.-The firm of Roberta, Cushman & Company, importers and dealers in hatters', materials, of No. 177 Green street, made an assignment to day to Charles Stane, of Sandy Hill, Washington county. New York. Their capital was about a million, it is said. They assert, it is said, that Price, Sherman & Company, of Philadelphia, manufacturers of bats, are the cause of tbe failure, and that tbe latter firm will fail to-day. the ABOVE FAILUBEJ CiUSE OTnEBS. Philadelpuia, Deo. 8.-Price, Sherman & Co., hat manufacturers, 711 Snyder avenue, this city, made an assignment today for the benefit of their creditors, The failure followed immediately after tba announcement of tbe embarrasement of Bob-erts, Cushman & Co,, of New York. Executions on judgment notes for t75,000, amounting with interest to over 478,000 held by tbe New York firm, were issued against Price, Sherman & Company this morning. The liabilities will amount to over $200,000. No statement of the assets can be obtained. The failure involves F. S. Sherman, of 1017 Chestnut street, whose liabilities amount to 627,000; assets, 613,500, and Sherman, Dslaplaine & Company, bat trimmings, 33 North Third, whose liabilities and assets are not known. A Fine Atttactloa. *A Royal Pass" tbat comes to the Opera House Friday night, is one of the finest on the road. It was in .AllaDtown last week and we clip tbe following notice from the Cn'tt'c ot that place: Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather a fair-sized audienoe*Wa� preaent to see "A Royal Pass" at Hiisio ball last evening. Mr. George C. Staley,aa Andreas Holfer, proved a very acoeptable German dialect comedian, and bis soagi, rendered daring the play, were well reoeived and rapturonsly applauded. The entire east is composed of artista whose support adds materially to the success of tbe piece, and the performance as a whole was one of tbe best of its kind presented here for some tin*. Tbe featnre ot the pvrformance was the appearance of a horse, ridden upon tbe stage (t high speed by a neasanger of tbe Czar and whose mission was to deliver tbe passpoit. Tbe rendition, aa laid was a creditable one and should tbia company play a return date here, the ball will certainly be crowded to its utmost. It doesn't always pay to follow up a lie, but if you can catch the liars take satisfaction out of them. A safe train to ride on-a train of thought. Y^ou could hot identify some men if tbe conceit Is taken out of tbem. Multitadea of non.buying "shoppers." Moisture and mortality go arm-in-arm. The modern ooaoh is a picture of regal splendor. Tbe biggest half of tbe men who get in hot water in this life beat tbe water themselves. When a young man sita with bis best girl in a dark parlor bow can folks say be called to see her? A yoong man aaya be alwayi pays aa ha goea;bnt tbe giria aay ba mvar (oea wbeo ha la paying attcntloii Io tban. Sekool Brport. Report of Brady School, Pine Creek town&klp, second montfa, ending Nov. 21, 1890: Whole number eiirollcd, 33; average attendance, 23; per cent, of attendance, 93 The following pupils did not miss any days during tbe mouth: Tillie Earon, Sallie Kline, Bertha Gundlach, Jennie Earon, Maggie Gundlach, Addie Eisael, Nellie Earoo, Aggie Gundlaob, Oliver Lehman, Henry Oottschall, Bertie Spong, Lawrence Etron, Willard Lehman and Christy Oottschall, Number of visitors, five. Emma J. Shakfeb, Teacher A Flood K�llc. Prolhoncary John P. Brown bas in bis possession a relic ot the big flood, which he prizes very bigbly. It is a one dollar bill which was found a mile below Johnstown one year after the flood. The bill was apparently just issued and bad not been long iu circulation before the flood. It is still in a good state of preservation. CloBlna Sxerdlcs. Next Friday afternoon the Grammar and Intermediate grades of the Third ward schools will have ec^iecial literary exercises befere oloaiog fur tbe holiday vacation. AU patrons, directors aad friends of the schools are cordially invited to be present. Well Adveitlsed, The rcailiog matter in the Renovo Ifeu; yesterday, was mostly devoted to tbe Davenport Company and was not flattering to tbat "bevy of bashful maidens," either. The effect of it alt was a arowded house at the .performance In that place last hight. The BeaovoJBridga. The Conuty Commintoner�'Vh�Te d^^j dided oot to build the Suntli-Sandfo bridge. Mr. MoKaal, tho Coomlsalomn clerk,-informed a lapNaentaUTa^of tUa paper to-diy tiiat tba CanmiMMan bad nwhcd that MuioiioB toaw ttaM ago Ono or the Slahta of the Camioc Wotld'a Fair at Chlcaso- Washington Hpeclal to the Boston Trssaerlpk A reproduction of the famoas Tower of Babel, as it stood in tbegreatoity of Babylon three thousand years ago, will bo a feature of the World's Fair in Cbioago. Tbe Smithsonian Institute here la to supply the model, which will be constructed under the supervision of Dr. Hanpt, tbe dUtinguisbed OrienUl acbolar, and npoa bis plans. Erected preoisely on tba aeal* of tbe celebrated original, it will aaend in seven diminiahing storiea, impraasiTs from without, while its interior will be a museum exhibiting life and affaire a> tbay-were iu tbe mighty empira ef ancient Assyria, witb the most remar&able assemblage ever got togetner of art works, books, and all sorts of other ourloaitiea dog out of the vast mounds wbich now are all tbat remain of Babylon and Sunt-vah. Already a Wasbington arobitsctb^ completed tba plan and elevation of-tite model, ten feet in beigbt, whiab.wiU aooa be in readiness for shipping to tbe Exposition, where it bas but to be copied by enlargement. Final action on thia oMtter has not yet been taken by tbe maaage-ment of tbe Fair, but. there is nnderstcud to be no doubt tbat tbe scbemeas above outlined will be carried out. Tbe intention is to constrnot the building, not of bricks, like tbe original tower, inasmuch as that would he too ooatly, bat ' of iron, and according to tba beat, method of modern engineering. One disadvantage of anoient Babylonian atcbiteotare. waa that it was particularly unstable. Tba houses, palaces and temples, witb, bomed. bricks only for faolcg, always tumbled down within, at most a century. Suob was the fate of the Tower of Babel: itself, though it was rebuilt at least once by Nebuchadnezzar. Tbe city of Babylon, which bad 2,000,000 inhabitants and oot-ered about twice the area of London, stood upon an immense plain of clay vary suitable for bricks, and tbera wad nostooe to be bad. Myriads of elavaa, toiliog nn. dar merciless drivers, bnilt tbe astonish, ing public works executed by tbe kingeof Babylonia, just aa waa tbe -case 'fitb tba Fyramidaof Egypt, , THE OBiaiSAI, TOWXB. Of all these works tbe most celebrated was the chief among the many, aaperb-'; temples of Babylon, tbe raina, of whieb have been designated by saodern archeol-ogisU as those of the Tower of .Babel. ^ Although not more tban 140 feet high, it' . seemed to the dwellera ef tba great s Assyrian plain, where there were no lofty .ri^i objeota for comparison, to nearly.tonob the heavens, and it waa aaid the, tongues nii ot men were oonfosed in attempting to ^ describe ita wondera. Ita actual height waa considerably added to io effect by the fact tbat it was built, like all other important Babylonian edifices, upop ,abigh artificial terrace. Still farlher^was it np-lifled by a second platform .of earth, .000 feet square. From this upper platform the tower rose. Its first story, 272: feet square >nd 2G feet high, faced with glazed brick paintid black, in boaor -of Saturn. To Jupiter the second story was dedicated, and tbe color belonging to that god being orange it was of that tint-220 feet'on a side and 2G feet bigb. The color of .the third atory waa red, in compliment to Mars; each of its tour sides waa 184 feat and iU height 20. Each ot the, last four stories waa 15 feet bigb. The fourth story waa 148 feet square .and covered witb thick plates of gold, being^ dedicated to the sun. White waa the bne' of the fifth story, out of respect tor^Venus, and it was 112 feet square. The sixth story was blue, Uercory's color, andLeseh. of its sides measured 76 feet. A cijba of 15 feet fornied tbe seventh story, eoverad with plates of silver, in honor of the moon. These dimsnsioos and colors are given all. wrong, According co .Professor Haupt, in a recently published Babylonian novel,, called the "Master of the Magicians." Be thinka tbat tbere was ou top ot. the seventh story some sort of cupola or observatory or astronomical work, but . this is not certain. The tower at tbe Fair will have to have windows of tbe ordinary sort, though one thing which Assyriolo-gists of to-day have not been able toasoer^. tain at all is how.the buildiugs of Babylon were' lighted. Such, at all events, waa (be Tower of Babel, c >usideted t le greatest architectural marvel uf its age,, stored inaido with golduu statues and . other treasures of lueritimable . value.. From this type ot structure the Egyptian pyramid was originally developed, by . simply filling in the slant between the. storiea so as to make each side a smootk . descent iustead of a series of stjps. Vlllbs Married To Harrow. ' The marriage of Mr. J. P. MoNarney.and Hiss Nellie Taggart, will be a