Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 4, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 286. LOCK HAVEN, FA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS k.ims'_oi. ukotuf.us---pcf.i.ishkr8 CURRENT COMMENT. Thk Democrats of Virginia are going to "gat even witb the nigger." They are going to turn the colored normal Ecbool into a lunatic asylum, and tboy are goiDg to legislate out of office the five Republi can judges clectod by colored votes some years ago. Tbe Democrats of Virgin;; will reap a rich crop in tho sweet by and by. ._ The term of Snnator Cameron ViU expire oo the 2d of March, 1891. The Leg islature to be elected in November next will cbooso bis successor. There is already a good deal of unnecessary talk, the result of alack of knowledge of tho situation, about tbe successorsbip. Senator Cum eron is a candidate for re election, and there is every reason to believe that he will be re-elected withoutaDy opposition within the ranks of the Republican party. Ex-Speakeb Carlisle bas prepared a statement showing tbe present position or the Democratio members of the House in regard to Speaker Reed's recent ruling that members present and not voting can be counted as a portion of the quorum. The statement is lengthened out to several columns, and can be summed up that Speaker Reed was wrong, from tbe fact that the practice has existed for years and should not he done away with at this late day. Such bosh and nonsense I Progress in tbe improvement of pas senger travel has made wonderful strides in the past decade. When, nine years ago, tbe Pennsylvania Railroad Company inaugurated its New York and Chicago limited express, composed entirely of Pullman sleeping cars and a dining car. it was thought that the acme of comfort and convenience in railroad travel had been reached. It had, however, just be gnn, and vast improvements have been effected since. Tbe next great step forward was tbe perfection of the vestibule attachments, and now we have still more advanced ideas in the handsome, home* like coaches, with baths for both sexes, libraries, sitting apartments for men and woman, ladies' maids in waiting, the market and financial reports, the important occurrences of the day flashed over the wires to meet or overtake the flying train, and last of ail a stenographer and typewriter to catch tbe traveler's correspondence on the fly. The present Limited is as far ahead of its original as that was superior to tbe ordinary passenger train._ Marking the Held of Gettysburg. Bon. H. H. Bingham, of Philadelphia, has recently introduced in tbe House of Representatives a bill providing for tbe marking of the line of battle of tbe Army of Northern Virginia on the field of Gettysburg. It is a well known fact that, up to tbe present time, nothing has ever been done to define this tine, and, although the Federal line is distinctly marked by hundreds of monuments and tablets, there is nothing on the field to indioate tbe location of the opposing troops. This bill provides for a completion of the work, which is only now half done, aud it appeals to every American who feels a pride in preserving for future generations tbe greatest battlefield ot modern times. The work is to be accomplished at the expense of th j Government, under the supervision of the Secretary of War. . The bill con fern plates tbe marking of every position occupied by tbe Southern forces, bo that, when the present surviving actors in the great tragedy have passed away, the children of soldiers yet unborn may look upon tbe field and see an epitome of the great battle. To the State of Pennsylvania it means a perpetual source of revenue, as it will at tract visitors from every quarter of the globe, and render tbe field for all time a spot of incalculable interest to the military student. This measure deserves the hearty support of tbe press aud people of the State of Pennsylvania, which furnished so many of the brave men whose deeds have shed an imperishable lustre on tbe name of Gettysburg. ____ The Andrews Trial. Col. J. L. Spangler's argument before tbe jory iu tbe Andrews murder trial was not concluded until well on in the after-noon yesterday. He spoke five hours and a half. Ex-Judge Orvis then began the closeing argument and had not concluded at noon to-day. A telephone message to tbe ExritESS fiom Bellefonte, says Mr. Orvis is likely to occupy all of this afternoon in making bis address. To-Day't Rain. Rain began falling quite heavy shortly after midnight last night and continued to fall pretty lively all the forenoon. By telephone from Clearfield, it Is learned that from 2 o'clock tb.B morning it rained hard at that place, and waB still raining at noon. Tbe river had not risen any at Clearfield, however. It is quite likely that there will be a considerable rise in the river here by to-morrow morning. BIinOEuTH ii WasMito; Yesterflay. THREE LIVES SACRIFICED The Home of Secretary Tracy tlio Living Tomb of HisTamily. OOEHEEED DT SMOKE AND FLAME Mrs. Tracy Dies From Suffocation - Her Daughter Marie Burned Beyond Kecoj;. nition-Another Daughter Barely Escapes -The Secretary Carried Out in un In sensible Condition-A Servant Shares the Fate of the Other.-The Executive Maa-.ion Received the Flames Victims-Presi dent Harrison Assuming Fnlt Control of the Funeral Arrangement.- The Cause of the Fire. Washington, Feb. 3, 13:20 p. m.-A terrible calamity visited the household of Secretary of the Navy Tracy, this morning, whereby three persons lost their lives and three others were badly injured. The house is a three-story and basement brick, situated on I street, between Connecticut avenue and Seventeenth street, and has recently undergone extensive improve ments. Persons passing tbe house at 1 o'clock ibis morning saw smoke issuing from tbe front windows and at once raised tbe alarm of fire. The tire and polico departments responded promptly. The premises were almost concealed by the dense smoke, which was thickened by the heavy fog which was just lifting. It was soon discovered that the house was all ablaze inside and that the main stairway was burned thus cutting off all communi cation. occupants of the howe. With the sleeping apartments on tho second and third floors every effort was made to check the fire and to rescue the inmates. A scene of tbe wildestcoufusion ensued when it was known that all tho members of tbe family were id tbe house. The firemen went through the fire and smoke searching for them in the different apartments. Mrs. Wilmerdiog, the Secretary's daughter, and Miss Wilmerding forced their way through the blindinsi moke and jumped from tbe second story front window. Ladders were raised for tbem, but in their excitement they failed to see them. Mrs. Wilmerding broke her left wrist aud was severely bruised. Her daughter was badly injured about tho lower limbs, but broke no bones. They both suffered severely from the shock, and were taken at once to the residence of Dr. Baxter, Dear by, where restoratives were promptly applied. rescued 1!ut to die. While this sad seeno was being enacted in front of the bouse, the firemen were engaged in tbe sad task of removing other members of the family from the rear. Chief Engineer Parish forced his way into Mrs. Tracy's bedroom and found her ly-ng on her bed overcome by suffocation. He carried her to tho window, and with tbe assistance of otheis carried her almost lifeless body down tbe ladder and to tho house of Attorney General Miller. She was then entirely unconscious, and although every effort known to medical science was used it was impossible to save her life. She died within a few minutes after her rescue. She was not burned, but ed from suffocation. burned to a crisp. AlmoBt at the same time two more bodies were taken from the burning build-iDg. One was that of the Secretary's daughter, Miss Marie, a young lady about 24 years of age, and the other waB one of the servants. Both bodies were burned to crisp and were unrecognizable by their features. Miss Tracy's body was distin-gukbed from the other body only by the superior texture of what remained of her stockings. The charred remains were taken to an undertakers. secretary tract's close cam.. Secretary Tracy himself had a most wonderful eecapc, aud is now lyioy in a somewhat precarious condition at tbe residence of the Hon. J. C. Baucroft Davis, H street near Eighteenth. Like all olbers, be was overcome in his sleep by the smoke which filled the house and rendered completely helpless. Ho was discovered in this condition, and with con-derablo difficulty was removed to a placo near one of the wirjdows. Cries for a ladder were quickly answer*!, and many filing hands were raised to assist him to tbe ground. Ho was at onco romoved to neighbors and immediately surrounded by physicians, including lira. Wales ami Rutb. coming slowly to 1.11' l\ Ho was sufleriug from asphyxia. Tim doctors applied artificial means to induce respiration and Succeeded, after an hour's work, in restoring him to gemi-consclous- noss. It was then thought safe to remove him to Judge Davis' House, wbere be im proved slo%\ ly from that time on and soou regained consc iousuess, recognizing f rieudi who called to inquire iu regard to h condition. Among the first of these were the President, Vice President and several members of the Cabinet. Tbe full extent of his terrible affliction is withheld from him for tbe present. His first inquiry upon recoveriogoousoiousnes was iu regard to tho safety of bis family. He is gr�d< unlly gaining in . strength aud bis friends are very sanguine of his complete covery. a picture op ruin. The house was completely gutted by the fire. The walls are standing but the interior presents a picture of ruin and desolation. The residonoe of Judge W S. Cox, of the District Supremo Court, whicb adjoins it on tbo left, was also badly damaged by water. the om.t danger ahead. llr. Wales Thinks Smoke iu thu Lungs Will Cause Bronchitis. Wasujnc.tos, Feb. 3.-3 p. m.-Dr. Wales, who is one of tbo physioians in attendance upon Secretary Tracy said this afternoon that the Secretary was get ting along very well, and that the only danger now to be feared is that tbe smoke his luugs will cause bronchitis. Tbe Secretary, ho said, was bearing up bravely in his great affliction. His greatest anxiety was iu regard to bis wife and the Bint words uttered by him on regaining consciousness was to urgo them to save her life. Save her, save her," he cried pitcously. and then relapsed into a state of insensibility. It lasted a short time only, how and he then again called out to the doctors to leave liiro aud save her. He subsequently inquired for his daughter and told tho doctors that she ton mast be saved. Finally it was concluded that the best ourso w uld be to tell him the tratb, as tho terrible suspense he was suffering niiejit retard his own reaovery. Tho President was witubimat tbo time, and it was from his lips that he learned the sad uews that his wife and daughter were dead. The blow was a torrible one, but he .ood it with fortitude aDd soon after fell into a restless sleep. Dr. Wales said that the Secretary's breath was still saturated with the smoke ha had inhaled, but there wa3 slow but steady improvement in his general sy mptoms. funeral from the white bouse. The President and Mr. Hal ford remained at the house nutil late iu the afternoon. Tho President suggested that ibe Secretary be removed to tho Wbite House, but the physicians advised againjtanydisturbance for forty eight hours. They thought he would be strong enough for removal by that time. The President also suggest, d that the bodies of Mrs. Tracy and Miss racy be taken to the White House, aud that tho fuueral take plaee from tbere. he removal will be made this afternoon. skcretery blaise's urief. Secretaries Windooi, Noble and Senators Hiscock and Chandler, were among the first to c.UI at Judge Davis' house. Mrs. Harrison also called to inquire after tbo Secretary's condition but Bhe did not enter the bouse. Mr. Javaes Q. Blaine, Jr., Iso called at the bouse .several times dnr-the day. He bore messages of condolence from Secretary Blaine. Tho latter is bearing up well in his own grief, and went out for a walk during the afteruoon with his son Emmous. The Presideut remained with Secretary Tracy until 2 o'clock when ho went to the White House. The body ol Miss Tracy and tbe servant, sinco Identified as tho ench nurse Josophinc Monell, were removed temporarily to tho residence of Attorni-y Oeuoral Miller, on Massachusetts avenuo, where the body of Mrs. Tracy was taken this morning. A HOUSE OK kuin. The flames Victims Taken to the Whito ITonno for Burial. Washisot'i.v, Feb. 3.-It, is believed l bat the Ore iu Secretary Tracy's residence originated iu the parlor near an open fireplace. Wbotber it originated from the grate or heating pipes is not kno.vn, as r.o one c^uld bo found who could toll whethtr there was a fire iu the grate last ui^ht or nut. Tho frnmo work adjoining tho tnantlo was whore tbo fire starwu, and it no doubt burned some time before it was discovered. Tho furnrce is in the basoment, directly beneath wheie the fire started, and pipes leading to the upper stories pass iu the rear of the wood work. Tbo firemen genorally think that the wood work caught fire from the heated pipes. Otving to the sad event of to-day ibo Piesiden*. and Mrs. Harrison have recalled the invitation* to the State dinner in U'.-.inr of t.'.e Supremo Court, set. for Thuisdny next. isi'DIKS AT THE Wl.ITE HOUSE. Tbo remains of Mrs. Tracy aud Miss Tracy lie to-night in capulots in the centre of the east room of tbe White House be neath the crystal chandeliers whose lights less than a week ago shone upon them while they gaily greeted their numerous friends at the last Presidential reception. Tbe death chamber is now dimly lighted, and is sombre, gloomy and quiet, with no one within it save the dead, and one of the doorkeepers, who keep watch aver tbe remains. the president takes charge. The bodies were brought to the White House about six o'clock by order of the President, who has taken charge of whatever arrangements for tbe funeral it was necessary to make at present. The caskets are oovered witb black velvet, and tbe mountings are of silver. Upon each casket are long leaved palms with aweet peas and lilies. No final arrangements for the funeral have been made as yet, and none will be made until tbe arrival of Secretary Tracy's sou and General Catliu, his broth er-in-law, who are expected on a late train to-night. The injured are improving. Tbe Presi. dent visited Secretary Traoy again this eveniug, and found him regaining bis strength, though still hardly able to realize his great loss. To-morrow the President will have tbe Secretary removed to tbe Wbite Bouse. funeral arrangements. It is thought that the remains of Mrs, and Miss Traoy will be placed in a vault here for several days, and that tbe funeral will be postponed until Secretary Tracy recovers. the dead french maid. The funeral of Josephine Morrell, the French maid, will take plaae to-morrow Mrs. Harrison caused inquiries to be made to-day with regard to her, and when she ascertained that tbe maid had no relatives in this country directed Lieutenant Mason to make arrangements for ber funeral. crrr covscu.. THE Q UIET TKAIX DISrATCHF.lt, The Business Transacts at the Regular MeetlnR Last Sight. The regular monthly meeting of City Council was hold last night. Tbe members present were Messrs. Fickensher, Haberstroh, Kreamer, Quigley, Candor, Kobb, Seid, Smith, MoLeod, and Presi dent Brown. The Finance Committe's report was read and approved, and orders for the several amounts named, as bills and salaries, granted on motion of Mr. Smith. Tho bond of John Candor as collector of delinquent taxes was approved, on motion of Mr. Kreamer. The Finance Committee reported in the matter of olaims for exonerations referred to them at tbe last meeting, and the report was adopted on motion of Mr. Seid. Tbe same oommittee's report in favor of placing insurance upon the City Poor House, was adopted on motion of Mr. Smith. Bald Eagle and Commerce streets having been complained of at tbe last meeting as in bad condition, tbe Committee on Streets and Bridges reported that repairs had been made, and tbe report was adopted on motion of Mr. Haberstroh. The same Committee reported in favor of granting permission to L. R. Paup to construct & sewer, under certain conditions, and tbe report was adopted on motion of Mr, Said. The Water Commissioners reported the water works in good condition, with the xception of the cement pipes in use. The report was adopted on motion of Mr. Seid. The report of the City Treasurer was received and filed on motion of Mr. Smith. The report of Chief Engineer of the fire department was received aud adopted on motion of Mr. Kreamer. Claim for rebate of taxes on t be Barr property, ownod by George Hopson, was referred to tbe Fiaaoce Committee on motion of Mr. Smith, as was also tbe claim of Peter Johnson for exoneration. Mr. FickeOBcher mived to pay Street Commissioner FUig %iS per month up to anuary 1, 1390, but ou motion of Mr. Kreamer action ou the matter waB postponed to the next regular meeting. Mr. Seid brought up the matter of the purchase of a stone crusher, and on his motion tbe question of making a purchase of a stone crusher for the city was referred to the Committee on Streets and Bridges witb power to act. On motioo, Counoi) adjourned. Shingle Mill Burned. Tbe shingle mill of Alva Groeu, on the bead waters of Chatham's Run was burned Sunday night. AH the stock of shingles on band were consumed by the flames. The loss was not learned. Tbe mill was situated about 12 miles north of this oity. Masonic Baoqoet. The members of the Masonic fraternity banqueted at the Fallon House last night, after the work of the lodge was completed. A number of members of tho order from Henovo and Jersey Shore wore present. Will lUutive their Badges. At tho mooting for drill to-night every member of Company H is requested to bo present, as the badges have been reoeived and will be given out. Tbe Board of Appeals will also be present. On the Accuracy at Bis Work Depend the Lives of the Traveling Multitude. Boston Herald. Sixty miles an hour! A mile a minute These are expressions that suggest everybody a sudden roar of an iron mon-eter, a wild shriek of a piercing, whistle, tbe dazzling flash of the engine's head, light, tbe hot rush of air, aud the slowly ceasing thunder of vibrating rails. What else does it suggest? To the unreasoning, ly timid it brings visions of the horrible crash and shock of colliding trains, tbe deafening reverberation of the last mad wild echoes that hover above tbe wrecked eoachss on tbe lonely road. To those who bave confidence in the eye that looks out beyond the glaring headlight, and in the band that fondles the shining lever, it brings the comfortable reflection of con scious safety, and as the tired eyes olose dreamingly, the last thought is one of perfect trust in tbe Providence of intelligent watchfulness that sits in the' glowing cab. Once in a while, however, the long train carries somebody wbose duties in life are those which tbe solitary engineer is per forming. If he thinks about the matter at all his thoughts do not center on tbe figure in the cab ahead. Tbey revert to a long room in a big depot wnere tbe only sound that disturbs the weird stillness of tbe plaee Is that of sharply olicking telegraph instruments. A white-sleeved young man sits at his little brass arrangement of keys or paces the floor overlooking the labors of his assistants at tbe boards. This is the train dispatcher, and on him devolves the responsibility for every engine and every ear that travels along the road. It was he who most provide against possible disaster or delay, and with his fingers he speaks to every glistening rail and every grimy smoke-stack on tbe long lines of railroad. The enginoer rests his hand on tbe throttle with an easy mind. His thoughts may wander away to the crib of his Sleeping babe, or the couch tbat awaits his weary limbs when bis labors are over, and the reflection of the light that streams from tbe lamp above him may be to his jaded eye the glow of the hearth stone. But for the train dispatcher there is no snrcease of mental effort. He cannot drowse for an instant, and he may not permit his fancy to roam from tbe business in band even for tbe space of time occupied by tbe stroke of the clock on the wall. Ten miles an hour or sixty miles an hoar-it matters very little to tbe dust and oil-stained figure in tbe cab. He knows wbere he is expeoted at a oertain moment; he knows, too, tbat tbe young man who directs his movements has cleared tbe way for him and made everything safe for any easy run. The romantic passenger doesn't think of these things. He fee's tbat be has intrusted his life to tbe engineer, and when he has reached his destination he alights with a feeling of admiration and gratitude for the man that sits among the blazing.coals and fondles the bar of iron that regulates his strange steed, entertainment and Local Institute. An entertainment and local insti tute will be held in Mil) Hall borough Friday and Saturday, February 7tb and 8th. The teachers of Mill Hall and adjoining districts have secured Prof. George P. Bible to give a grand entertainment in Mann's Hall, on Friday evening, February 7th. Prof. Bible is too well known to the people of Clinton oounty as a musician and elocu-tionist to need any words of recommendation. Program for Saturday's Institute work as follows: Subjects: Monthly Institutes, by G. W. Headly; Teachers' Union, by D. M. Paokor; School Apparatus, by V. G. AdamB. Essay, How to stcuro and bold attention of pupils, Miss Anna Guru mo. Discussion, How to obtain the best results in peomaDsbip, T. B. Bridgens. Discussion, How to prevent memorizing the words of the text books, Ira N. He Closkey. Subject, To wbat extent and how shall drawing be taught, Miss Phebe Henry. Discussion, Should monthly reports be furnished parentB and pupils? 8. F. Suiter. Methods of securing good attendance G. H.Hubbard. Discussion, Should mental arithmetic be taught as a separate branch? C. E. Walker. Tbe educational philosophy, by Prof. B. B. Simpson. Moral culture, by Prof. D. M. Bruogard. Tbe above to be insterspersed with music from "Merry Melodies." Teachers are requested to bring tbelr musio books. The public is cordially invited to be proBent. By order of S. F. SUITER, Ira N. McCloskey Seo'y. Chairman. Youthful Travelers. Three little children,a girl and two boys, tbe oldest of whom did not appear to be moro tban 13 years old, came in last night over tho Bald Eagle rail road. They spent the night in tbe depot and this morning boarded Erie Mall for St. Mary's wbere they say tbey have a brother Uviog. Tbe children came from some point near Altoona. A VICTORY FOR PARNELL He 0613^25,000 From tlie London "Times'' as Damages |for Libel CHAT BV THK WAT. HENBY CAMPBELL TO GET $1,000 Thai ."Thunderer" to Pay All the Cost. In the Case-Wbat Public Opinion Thinks of the Compromise-The Kettle Creek Railroad-Nominated by Acclamation-Don't Forget the Sapper. London, Feb. 3.-The trial of tbe suit for libel brought by Mr. Parnell against tbe Timet was to bave begun to-day, bat when the case was called counsel announc ed that tbe suit had been compromised, tbe Zitnes paying Mr. Parnell �5,000 damages. Tbe withdrawal was also announced of tbe action brought by Mr. Henry Camp-bell, Mr. Parnell's private secretary, against tbe Timet tot damages for statements affecting Mr. Campbell made by Attorney General Web star, counsel for the Times, iu bis opening speech in tbe case of O'Donnell against Walter, proprietor of tbe Time* and for charges made against the plaintiff in an editorial published by the Timet in July, 1888. The court room was crowded. Mr, Parnell was present. He looked well. The announcement of the results of the action caused a sensation in the court room. It is stated tbat the Times will pay Mr, Campbell �300 damages, besides meeting all tbe cost. The Kettle creek Kallroad. The Hdrnells7ille, Coudersport and Weetport Railroad Company was chartered yesterday with a capital of $400,000. Tbe line will be forty miles long, from Westport, this county to a point in Potter county, known as the Hog Back. The engineers are now at work locating the line and it is expected tbat grading will be commenced in a short time. This new line of railroad will open tc- tbe markets of the world a vast territory of land, embracing immense beds of fire clay, coal and other minerals which have been almost worthless heretofore for want of an outlet. The veins of coal have been opened and the beds of fire day closely examined, tested and found to be of the finest quality. With the completion of the new railroad an outlet will be afforded not only for the minerals but also for the timber on extensive tracts of land. The village of West-port will improve and Increase in population and Is likely to become an important railroad town. Nominated by Acclamation. The Republican City Convention was held last night at the office of Alderman W. Harris. Gen. Jesse Merrill was chosen President, and James F. Till, Secretary. Tbe nomination of Joseph Grafins for City Treasurer was made by acclamation, all tbe delegates having instructions to cast their votes for him. A. L. Mer. rill was elected Republican City Chairman. Tbe convention was harmonious throughout, and tbe best of good feeling existed among the delegates. The Democratic Convention, The delegates to the Democratic City Convention met in the Court House last night, and organized by electing Major Jobn Wynne, President, and George W. Robe and Jobn Zindel, Secretaries. Nominations for City Treasurer being in order George P. Shaffer received the unanimous vote of tbe delegates, and was declared tbe choice of tbe convention for City Treasurer. T. M. Stevenson was elected City Chairman. A Pleasant Time. Tbe residence of C. B. Brown was visited by a number of personal'friends last evening, and it was a pleasant surprise to tbe family. Tbe time was profitably employed in conversation, an address by Robert Nelson, and a little Missionary work by which several accessions were promised to their Sunday School. items of Local and General Interest Gathered by Our Reporters. As o'kr the exchanges The editor ranges, Tbe whole list he discovers to be In a frenzy; With groaning and sighing. In vain tbey are trying I To make a new joke on the influenza. No plays in tbe Open Honse this week. January gone and no ice. Wilkesbakre has the gri ? and blue birds. Travel is very, ligbt on the railroads at present. WE wish to say to our friends tbat we cannot use any poems on "Tbe Beautiful Snow" at present. Altoona continues to be tormented with burglars. It will soon be in order to move Centre county to Kentucky. Harribbubg sport* are catching salmon in the river at that place. Nellie Blv was fortunyte in choosing the time for ber globe-girdling trip. She escaped tbe craziest period of the Mo-Ginty craze. Tub weary brain will plot and plan Sonio way of duty shirking. Its queer how hard a lazy man Will work to keep from working. A touso man living in the upper end of town told his lady love tbat he believed "tbat trne matches were made in heaven," when she took him somewhat by surprise by informing him "that owing to the uncertainty of bis ever reaching tbat place of bliss, sbe wonld prefer to marry him bere on earth." The cards will be out soon. Gestlemkn with crooked tegs should never wear striped trousers, says a tailor. Toe dull domestio finish on a shirt bosom is considered sweller now than the high glaze of laundry work. Just think of it, we've actually had two days skating this winter. Whether it is right to say "a new pair of shoes," or "a pair of new shoes" has led to the breaking of a life-long friendship of two Allentown women. A Lancaster oounty Jndge a. few day* ago sentenced a young fellow to pay a floe of fifty dollars, costs of prosecution and undergo an Imprisonment of, forty days In tbe county jail for giving a boy a drink of whisky on an excursion train one day last summer. Tbere is a warning in this sentence tbat should suggest better employment tban putting the bottle to bis neighbor's lips. A yale-stini. If only I might sing �.lke birds In spring-Robin, or thrush, or wren, In grove or glen. If only I might suit To harp or lute, To chime In tender time Such touching rhyme. Then I'd not hope in vain Thine ear to gain: Ilut now-1 bait-I oualt- Ah! must I fall? So small my Bklll to plead My earnest need, Xiove-love Is all the pies I bring to thee. A man living at Jeaoette and over 80 years of age is seeking a divorce from bis wife whom he bas lived more tban fifty, years. Tbere is no telling what these frisky yonng fellows will do when Cnpid takes possession of them to warp tbelr judgment and mislead their fanoy. Mother-"You'd better put on a veil. The wind will chap your faoe." Clara-"Never mind. A chap never hurts my face. I rather enjoy the sensation." Band-in-Band Meeting. The regular monthly meeting of Hand-in band Hose Co. will be held to-morrow night at 7:30 o'clock, at which a full attendance is desired. PERSONAL PKNCIUNGS. Mayor Mason is on tbe sick list. Dr. R. Armstrong is still confined to bis room by illness, but is slowly recovering. Miss Emma Shoff has returned borne after a pleasant visit with friends at Wil-liamsport and Jersey Shore. Protbonatary John F. Brown, is recovering from bis long illnesB and was able to sit uy for a little while yesterday. Rev. R. W. Perkios, of this oity, preached a sermon at Newberry last sight, and to-day left for Philadelphia on a business trip. R. P. Blackburn, E. Clark and E. H. Welch were Look Havenites who registered at tbe Park Hotel in Willlamsport, yesterday. W� could Span. Tbe man who never makes mistakes. Tbe man wbo can't appreciate a joke. . Tbe man who talk* baseball ont of season. The countryman that boasts of his pedigree. The man wbo thinks every town better than his own. Tbe man who is going to turn over a new leaf January 1st, 1891. Tbe woman who smiles when she bit* her thumb instead of the taok. Don't Forget the Sappers. The ladies of the W. R. C are making extensive preparations for tbe sappers which they propose to serve in tbe vacant room opposite the post office Wednesday and Thursday evenings. All tbe delicacies of the season will be found upon the tables and only 25 cents will be charged for tbe meal. Don't forget the suppers, and give tbe ladies a call. All will be welcome. The Weather. The storm now moving from the Northwest oontinues to advance, attended by warmer weather and Boutheaaterdly winds. An area of low temperature has appeared in the extreme Northwest, and olearing weather is likely to prevail tomorrow, followed by colder to-morrow night or Thursday morning. Misslonay Society Meeting. Tbe Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Bald Eagle and Nittany Valley Churcb, will meet on Thursday, Ctb lost., at Mr. W. A. White's, Cliotondale. A full turnout is requested as tbe officers for tbe ensuing year will be elected.