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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - December 20, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAK-NO. 250. LOCK HAVEN, PA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KIKSLOE BBOTUEK8 - - - PIJBI.ISHEB8 THE WEATUEK. The following forecast of ihe weather ia furnished by the Chief Sienal Officer at Washington: Warmer, lair. Threatening � weather and rain or snow during Sunday. FAIR CURRENT COMMENT. The MoKinlt j will bill vindicate itself in In Major McKinley'a own case by raising big wages of $5,000 a year as Congressman to JC.OOO a year as Goioruor of Ohio. At the last oommencement of the Uni. versity of Doblic nine young Irish girls teceivad the degree of B. A. In theix-Bmination. papers 'the women students ranked aboie the men. The days o' ware and hnancial patios are perhaps not ended, but reason, common Bensa and simple justice are growinit iog BO steadily that such disastrous upheavals will not happen as frequently in the future as they have in the past. The proper committee of the House has agreed to repoit favorably a bill to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquor in the Distriet of Columbia, except for medicinal, mechanical and ecientiHo purposes. If thifl bill is passed, it will placo the government in the position of officially con-demning the liquor traffic, and if enforced it will cut off a prolific source of the noan-dal and corruption for which Washington is noted. Undsh the proposed reapportionment bill, the number of the Hepresentatives will be increased from 332 to 3-56, an in-otease of 24. The size of the House of ItopreseDtatives is entirely within the control of Congress, under certain Constitutional limitations. France, with a popu-Ution of 39,000,000, has a Chamber of 557 members. England's House of Commons has 070 members, while Great Britain has only 35,000,000 population. With a population of 63,000,000, 356 members cannot be oonsideied too large. Electric LfEbt ^parki. The Lock Haven Electric Light and Power Co. are increasing the size of their boiler house, having taken off the shingle roof and will put on iron roofing, thus making when Qnisbed a vitry substaLtial and safe structure. F. M. Ross, president of the company, states that they have ract the demand and furniebed the merchants with a very superior arc light in time lor their Christmas uses, and all will attest to the fiae display seeured thereby, thus better en-abling the sallar ol goods to more favorably exhibit them to their customers. The new boilers and engine have not yet arrived for the iDoandcscont system, but u force of men are engaged it, wiring of floes, dwellings and other buildings preparatory to fctringing the wires over poles, which wilt go forward as soon as tbo weather moderates. Th� Roof 0�Te Way. The roof of a taige barn on iho farm of George Hoy, in Nittany Valley, broke down on Thursday morning under the heavy weight ol snow upon it. The granery was crushed by the fall of the roof and over fifty bushels of wheat poured out in the snow. The loss is heavy. NcmrlDC Completion. The wire snspension bridge in course of ereetion at Glen Union, by the Glen Union Lnoiber Company, is neariug completion and wire cables are now being suspended from the towers. The bridge will be used only for transporting sawed lumber across the river. Santa Clan, Bam Came. The children's patron saint made his appearance in Lock Haven last night and hie headquarters are at Hiller's oonfec tlonary. The fat old fellow may be seen at all times in front of Mr. Hiller's with his reindeer and sleigh. Dr. HlKbec'l Plctarc. Every teacher in Clinton County was presented this week with a large picture of the late Dr. E. E. Higbee. The pictnrea are to be placed in the school rooms, and were presented by the State Teachers' AssootatioD. PXBSONAL FENCII.INa8. W. H. McCollum is suffering with boils on the kack of his neck. Mr.A. S. Kulp returned this morning from Telford, Pa , whaie be had been to attend the funeral of bis neioe. Hr. W. A. Kulp returned this morning from the Pqunsylvanra College of Pharmacy to spend the holidays with friends In this city. Miss May Datesmao, teacher of public aehool at Mabanoy City, camehosie to-day to spend the holiday vacation with Lock Haven friends. J. F, Cryiler, of Flemiogton, who has been daoguronsly ill with pneumonia for some time, Is now improving and good hopes are tolertiined for his recovery. Jliss Carrie Snyder, an ambitious student of the Renovo High school, who oame down to attend the Teaahers' losti-tnte, WM a guest of Bupt. Btungard and hmily. EWS EVERYWHERE The Sheriff Dies Before the Prisoner at a Hanging. DUE TO EXCITEMENT OF THE EVEHT AM IMPERIAL CHBItTMAS TUBE. A TrsEic Incideot In CoonectloD With the Strnngllng of Murderer Ueval Lainon-at Sherbrooke, Oatulo - Sheriff Wehh Frtll Dead In the Jailers Office While Mfiklne the Final Arransamrntt. SHEiiniiooKE, Oat., Deo. 19-Rem LamoDtague wai hanged here at 9:26 this morning for the murder of bis brother-in-law, Napoleon Micbaol. At about 8:4D this morning Sheriff Webb, who bad cbargo of the execution, died anddenly from heait disease. It is believed that thcexoitement attending the arrangements was the cause of the fatal attack. THE OLD PIIEHIFF''s DEATH. The sheriff arrived at the jail a few minutes before 9 o'clock, and was admit-t�d to Jailor Ueed's private apartments. Ten minutes afterwards mes8en�ers were running for Dr. Austin, but when be arrived at the jail the old eheiiff was dead. Death was due to acute heart failure induced by excitement. It was a gloomy crowd that tiled out into the yard where the gallowa was erected, and this inoident lessened the sympathy which was felt for the murderer. Tho surroundiugs were identical with those attending tho execution of Blancbard a week ago. KAdoliffe, who executed Birchall, was here to do the work, cool aoii eollected. THE SCENE ON THE Sf.KKFOLD. Iq the procession it was painful to see that the place of Sheriff Webb, beside Daputy Sheriff Wilcber, was filled by a stranger. Then oame two pncsts in surplice and baretta, with tho prisoner between them. He was bare-headed and walked erect, with a firm but palo face. He stopped on the soaffold and knelt down and was absolved. He rose and looking vacantly belore him repeated the formula tbal he hoped to be in Heaven. The nooBO was then adjusted, the Deputy Sheriff gave ihe signal, the weight ftill, and tiie doomed mau was pulled into the air live feet. The body turned half around aud was steadied, by the executioner. His arras twitched and bis breast heaved, and a horse gurgling sound proceeded from bis throat. Dr. Austin stepped forward acd grasped bis wrist. In four minutes his pulse was hardly perceptible, in six minutes it had ceated entirely, and in fourteen minutes life was declared to be extinct. The yard was cleared and the doctors were left to perform the pobt-mortcm ex aminatioD. A jury was hummoned, and upon the medical evideuco given, death was declared to have been due to stnin^u-Utiou. AN UNFOCNDED RCMOR. There was a story current last ni^ht that Leda, LamoDtague'a sister, had made a depo.-itiou that her brother was innocent of the crime and that her husband was killed by a well known pu.Iic man. She also stated, so it is said, that Hhe was present when tbo murder was committed. Telegrams were at once seultotho authorities but no reliance was placed ou tbo woman's tale, aud the law was allowed to take its course. No sympathy is felt for Lamontaguo or his partner in crime, as he killed his brotber-iu-law most atrociously so as to permit l.bo couttnuance of bis illicit rela-,ions wi^h bis BiBttr. MlDBtrelii for Chrtitnaa>4 Manager Farusworth has secured for Ohrlstmasafternoon and eveDing|thcmuch-talked-of Barlow BrothersMinHtrels. This urgauization comes here fli-sbed with the success of its recent Pittsburg engagement at the Harris Theatre, where it packed the house night after night. By the Pittsburg prcfls the aggregation ifl unanimouHly icdoreed as one of the strongest ever combined under one managemon), and as giving B most enjoyable and varied miter-tainraeut. A Fuimj Show. James B, Mackio and bin very capable coEiipaDy made Home howl at the Opera House last night. "Orinies' Cellar Door," which by tbo way might as well be CAlltd *'TheNightBeforeCltrihtmap," cir ''Son.e-thing from Nothing," is built after "The Brinoh o) Kcy�," but is more boisterous and funnier. Tho ppecialties wore all good, the songs now and tbo dancing flue. They can return at soy time and bo sure of a fall house. The company left at 11:35 last night for Elraira. Nn fjomedy-drama seen by the public In iate years oan compare with the univerBsil laughing succithh, "The Two Thieves." it carries more novelty thau any halla (Idzen ordinary cnnipanies, pofse�.SL'H morn gt*DUine merit as a lauyb prodi o rr, interpreted by the highest priuc company of artists ever gathered togetbnr uui Railway Company. Acaording to a dispatch from Huron, South Dakota, a large numt>�r of Democrats and AUianse men, among tham Judge Tripp, General Taylor and P. E. McClure, bave agreed upon a scheme which, they assert, is certain to defeat Senator Moody, Judge Tripp,Democrat, ia to be tbe candidate, and, if he eannot win uu tbe first eight ballots. Harden ( Alliance) is to be placed before tbe loint Convention, and the Democrats promise to throw their strength to him aa a unit. The combined Democrat-Alliance vote controls tbe Lejislaturo by a majority of eight. Harden is really a Democrat and was tbe Democratic candidate for Congress four jeare ago. 99 ;