Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 12, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 2i>3. LOCK HAVEN, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS HLINSI.OK BROTHKK8---MTBI.ISHJ5KS r,ET WELL ENOUGH ALOXB. Joseph Grafius has kept the City Treasurer's books in such a business-like manner and his reports to City Council have been so comprehensive that Couocilmen have beca able to understand the exact financial condition of city affairs from month to month and to legislate intelligently when it came to appropriating money for various purposes. The city never before had as competent and comprehensive set of books as those now in use by City Treasurer Grafius. AH the accounts are accurately kept and the office has been conducted in such a way as to receive the highest commendation from the people generally. The taxpayers folly realize and appreciate the difference in the way the office has been conducted since Mr. Grafius took charge of it and they propose to keep him in charge for another two years. It is a good maxim to let well enough alone and this applies very forcibly to the present City Treasurer. CURRENT COMMENT. THE ELECTION IN UTAH. The Entire Gentile Ticket Victorious in Salt Lake City, HOBHOKS CLAIM THERE WAS TEATO The Senators from Ohio are John Sher man and calvin s. brioe. Every citizen should be interested in the pending municipal contest, since the result will affect all. Maine is a grand State. It gives us the man who can make a quorum, and a cli mate that gives us the very best of ice. Moke than 300.000 copies of Edward Bellamy's "Looking Backward" have been sold in this country and it is still going oS at the rate of 1,000 a day. The profits of Western farming are summed up in the fact that in Burlington, Kansas, bay te selling at $1.00 per ton. Young man, go to Africa. Beeji bottled in 1798 hy an Eoglish firm, was recently tested and pronounced hearty. But in those good old times people did not know what progressive chemistry was. James TVnrvcoHii Riley, the Hoosier Poet, says that he believes that "the sober, second thought of the public will come to a realization of the terrible injustice" recently put upon him. The present postmaster general is doing all in his power to induce congress to adopt a system of postal telegraphy. It is a convenience which will eventually come and the present congress oould do no better than adopt it. "He was a melancholly young man who Btayed at home nights," is the concluding sentence of a telegram detailing the flight of Walton, the young map who recently robbed the Pacific Express Company of �35,000, and from it the plain inlerenee is, that ;melancboly youDg men who "stay at home nights" are not always models in the line of morals. Still, we trust that fathers will not be in haste to issue night keys to their boys. It is never wise to follow an exception and ignore a genenal role. Upon the whole, boys and the young generally should not tamper too much with night, even if an occasional genius does evolve villainy in the seclusion his bed room grants. A WllUaiusport Editor's Opinion. Ftoiu UiCWilllamsport Republican. The Democrats and Republicans of Lock Haven are having a lively fight for the office of City Treasurer. The Republican candidate is the present treasurer of the city who has acceptably filled the office for several terms. The enlightened exponent of Free Trade, the Democrat, seems to rind its only argument against the eleotion of the Republican candidate in the fact that he owns his owe house, while the Democratic candidate lives in a rented house. This is argument with a vengeance and ought to be positive enough to defeat any man. The idea of electing a man to an office of trust who owns bis own house? It's simply out of all reason as Free Traders view it. The City of Salt Luke Wrenched From the Gratp of the Murder Stained Follower* of Brlcham Young-The Gentiles Elect the Major and Control the Councils Other Newfl. Salt Lake City, Feb. 11.-The Gentiles elected their cutire ticket. Scott for mayor having SOU majority. The Gentiles control tbe municipal council for the first time in the history of the country. a BLOW at rOLYGAMY. Speaking editorially upon yesterday's contest, Judge C. C. Goodwin, of the Tri-6u?iesays: "A ^reafc wave of thankfulness will sweep ovor Utah to-day. The blow delivered yesterday upon Mormonistu as a political power was a terrible oue, and the news of it will strike upon thousands of hearts like a visible answer toprayors. February 10, 1890, marks an epoch iu Utah's history. To the mental vision of old, narrow fanatics, it will seem almost like one of those cataclysms which soienco denominates a geological period. They will be forced to pause and ask themselves if it is possible for all these years to ha73 been mistaken, and their hearts will be very sore; and we believe that, on the other baud, twice 10,000 women who are bound in tbe toils of Mormonisin will while kissing their babies to sloop to-night, thank God that the cup they were forced to drink will be dashed from their children's lips. there "will ee uejoicixo. "We believe that the great body of young Utah people will rejoice openly and secretly as to the result. Io tho hearts of the Gentiles, who havo waited and watched and worked for this day* the thought is one of exultation and profound thanksgiving. They have uever, from the first, asked aught except that tbe Morraou power would assimilate itself to American laws; they have never worked for anything except that thay believed would bo of as much benefit to tbe Mormons as to themselves. The Btrugglo has been to Americanize Utah and the saints of tho kingdom passes out of tho saintly control; the Americans are able to point proudly to their reward hero, which is not stained by one wrong done by them, and which has Bitnply been one mighty and long continued struggle to make a triumph. a fa IU BATTLE 1-V02i\ It is a false charge that tbe havo ever attacked a religion or that they ever sought to injure a Mormon in person or in property. They have struck body blows at the political assumptions of Mormon priests that they had a right to rule aud construe for themselves tho constitutionality of laws, and at that practice which against all the teachings and commands of civilization, debases women and degrades , men. That they have at last in a fair con-' test won the chief city of Mormouism from \ Mormon cootrol is something to make1 hearts bound; something they have a right to rejoice over, and their j->y is heightened by 'he thought that Christian civil-zation, the world around, will rejoice with them. The year of jubilee is come." the rules debate. THE MILL HALL INSTITUTE. PERSONAL PK.Vt'IIJNOS. Prothonotary John F. Brown, visited tbe court, bouse this morning for the first time after his long illness^ Mr. Aden liousler and daughter. Miss Ella liousler, of Emporium, are the guest* of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph liousler. George W. Kuights, who was called to this county hy the death of his brother, left yesterday for hia home in Ohio. D. Sechriet left this morning lor Frederick Md, to visit his mother who resides at that placo. She is 92 yoirs of age aDd is now quite ill. Mr. W. B. Ilolloway aud family left today for Florida. Mr. Uolloway will return home after a hunt of a couple of weeks, but his family will remain in the land of flowers and oranges tbe balance of the winter, for the benefit of Mrs. Hol-ioway's health. Continuation of the Discussion Yesterday Afternoon. Washington, Feb. 11.-The dubato on the rules continued in the IIouso until 5 o'olock, at which hour, in accordance with Springer's resolution, tho house took a recess until 11 o'clock to-morrow. There will be an evening session to-morrow, when tbe discussion of the rules on the Democratic side will bo closed by Carlisle and Springer. im the senate. In the Senate to day the bill providing for a temporary government for tbe territory of Oklahoma was taken up, the question being on the amendment to include "No Man's Land" iu the territory. It was admitted by those who favored tbu amendment that tho ultimate acquirement by the Federal Government of tho Cherokee strip, which jaioed Oklahoma aud "No Mai\'� Land" was considered aa necessary, aud this admission brought from Senator In-galls a vigorous defense of tho right of the Indianu to their lands. The bill wont over without action, and Senator Blair resumed his speech on the Educational hill, yielding to a motion for the consideration of executive business, after which tbe Senato adjourned. In tbe Interest of Ireland. London, Feb, 11.-The Farnelllte members of Parliament held a meeting to-day and elected Parnell chairman. A vote of confidence in Parnell was adopted. Tho resolution expressed the lasthig gratitude of the party for its leaders iu defence of the Irish cause. Parnell in a speech naii, he hoped the present session would briug nearer tbe legislative independence of Ireland. An Interesting .Gntherinj: ot Teachers and Othtra-l'rof. IfHile'a Entertainment Notwithstanding the inclemency of the �weather, a very pleasant and interesting Institute was held at Mill Hall, Saturday, February, 8, 1890. Teachers were present from Lock Haven, Charlton, Flemington, Beech Breek and Bald Eagle. Morning session opened by singing "Glad Morning*' (from Merry Melodies,) by the Institute, followed by prayer by County Superintendent D. 31. Brungard. The following officers were nominated and elected: Chairman, Prof. S. F. Suiter; Vice Chairman, Mr. U. G. Adams; Secretary, Miss Amy E. Vandyke. Then followed a discussion upon the monthly In stitutes. Mr. G. H. Hubbard opened the discussion by a few well chosen remarks; claimiug that monthly Institutes would cause more sociability among the teachers; also between teachers and parents. Prof. Brungard expressed himself as be ing very much in favor of them. Ho was followed by Prof. E. E. Adams, Principal of the Fourth Ward schools of Lock Haven, who said soma very good things in favor of tho same. Prof. D.IJ. Simpson closed the discussion. Tho Institute was then enlivened by singing tho "Boat Song,'* in which all tuok part. "Teachers Union" was then discussed by Messrs. D. M. Packer, E. E. Adams, D. M. Brungard and I). B. Simpson. Prof. Brungard thought it would be a good idea for tbe teachers to meet twice a year, for at least two successive days, for the purposo ot receiving instructions from some good instructor, claiming that better teachers would be tho result, and that teachers would be retained longer In the saino positions. "Moonlight Sail" was then sung, after which Mr. t,\ G. Adams diaottased "School Apparatus" very thoroughly, leaving very little for anyone else to say. The question was further talked upon by Messrs. D. M. Packer, J. B. Suiter, E. E. Adams, U. J. Armstrong and D. B. Simpson, each one saying many things of interest. After singing "Let us Arise" Institute adjourned to meet at 1:30 p, m. AFTEItNOON session*. Tho afternoon session was opened with singing by the Institute, after which tbe regular work of tho afternoon was com-menied. First, a discussion on "How to preveut memorizing the words of the text bouk," was opened by Prof. E. E. Adams, followed by Prof. J. B. Suiter, among many of tho rnetbodB he mentioned was "To have the pupils express in their own language," especially io history." Prof, D. C. Simpson emphasized pharaphrasing iu pobtry. Prof. D. M. Brungard gave a short talk on the question, in which he said "do not ask pupils to memorize non-important things; and things which they do not fully understand." Prof. E. E. Adams closed the discussion in his pleasing mauncr. "Beautiful Oays" was sung, then M\sa Anuie Gummo read au excellent essay, which was well received. Mr. G. H. Hubbard, gave a practical talk on "How to secure good attendance." Tho discussiou was continued by Messrs. U. G. Adams, U. M. Packer, E. E. Adams, J. D. Stoughton and others. Tbe Institute then sang "Sleighing Sor>g," when Prof. 1). B. Simpson favored the audience by reading a longthy paper on "The Educational Philosophy of Shakespoare." Prof. Brungard made the closing address in which ho spoke kindly to parents, teachers, and pupils, saying many good things that will ever bo remembered by each and every one. Tho Professor is a universal favorite here and is always gladly welcomed by all, and his talks are always practical ami in tares ting; consequently enjoyed hy all. Friday cvouiug, previous to Instituto, Prof. George P. Bible gave one of his pleasing entertainments which delighted all present. This was Mr. Bible's first visit to Mill Hall aud many have expressed a desire to havo the entertainment repeated some timo in the future. Amy E. VanDykz, Secretary. Oj-iter Sapper. There will bo an oyster supper on Friday-Saint Valentine's evening-opposite the post office, (to which all who can pay 25c are invited) for the benefit of the young folks of the Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, LOCK HAVEN LOCALS. What Our Beporters Overheard While on Their Daily Bounds. LOOK HAVEN TEXTILE COMPANY ltlOUT FICOM 1CKHOVO. Uka-ovo, Pa., Feb. 12, 1890. Feb. 8th, 1890, born to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doyle, twin sons, Htiv. I>. Cook is at Jersey Shoro this week, agisting Uev. Kohler with a series of meetings. Mr, E. B. Kelley, of Canton, Pa., is bore visitiug his sou C. B. Kelley, principal of the high school. Washington Camp No. 88 will hold their fimt grand drew ball and concert on Friday oven in;,-, the J-i:Ii inM. At tho Democratic caucus meeting held last week in tho East ward there waa forty-six persons present and they counted sixty ballots out of the bat. Kosult: An independent for Council. Flemincton Shaken Up-Kittle Khoadee' Company Lait Right-An Old Fajblon Party - Itejtlmenui Reunion - Clark** Book Store Sold - dgainit Immoral Papers. In a few weeks from this date the busy hum of machinery will be heard in the three story brick building at the corner of Bellefonte avenue and First street and the Look Haven Textile Company will then have their hosiery factory in operation. Tne work of cleaning up the building and getting things in condition for setting up the machinery was commenced yesterday. The engine>nd boiler and a number of the knitting machines are already in tbe building and will be placed ia position as fast as possible. The Superintendent, Mr. 3. K. Crawford is a practical man and thoroughly understands tho hosiery business. Tbe only goods manufactured by the company will be cotton hosiery. A limited number of machines will be put in operation at first, and as fast ae operatives can be instructed and made capable of running tbe machines the number will be increased until fifty are in operation, If the business is found to be a paying one, the number will be increased to one hundred at onoe. The employes will bo mostly females, as only a few men are required in the factory. The engine which will furnish the power for tunning the m&ohines is of fifteen horse power. iTlemfnffton Shaken Up. The residents of Flemington were considerably excited and many of them great Iy alarmed Monday night by wbat they believe was an earthquake.Tbe soare occurred about 10 o'clock, and at a number of houses the rattling of window sash was the most noticeable feature. William Moore and hiB family when they heard the window sash shaking thought that burglars were trying to effect an entrance and drove nails in the window sash to prevent the lower sash beiog raised in ease the supposed thieves made a second attempt to enter the house. Mrs. Noland ran out of her bouse and wont to a neighbors, greatly terrified by the strange trembling and shaking of the building. Owing to the lateness of the hour there were but few of the Flemington people knew that their neighbors were experiencing sensations of dlarm similar to their own, but when they came to compare notes yesterday it was found that the alarm had been general. Careful inquiry fails to show that there was an explosion of any kind in this section ot the country Monday night, aud the Flemington people are firm in the belief that the town was shaken by an earthquake. PUNGENT POT fOCKI. Kittiu Hhondes Company I^ant Night. Brooson Howards intensely interesting drama of "The Banker's Daughter" has been played in this city on one or more occasions at high prices, but we can truthfully say it never received a more conscientious or successful rendering than given by tbe Kittie Uboades Company at the Opera House last night. The bouse was comfortably filled and the audience showed their approval by frequent applause. Miss Rhoadea made a lovely maid, a capital wife of tho period and a charming widow. "Lillian Westbrook, tbo Banker's Daughter," was impersonated by Miss Maud Bennett, who dressed aud acted the part very acceptably. Mr. Harry Kobin-son as "O. Washington Phipps" also deserves special mention. To-night the laughable comedy of "Little Bob." Go and see it. Onrk'B Book Store Sold. Mr. James W. Clark yesterday sold h\B book store to J. F. Seltzer and George Hbymustine, tho well known painters and paper hangers. The new firm will bo known as Seltzer A Rhymes tine, and their many frleuds wish them success in their undertaking. Tbe organ and Bowing machine departments will remain under the cootrol of Mr. Clark.__ IteglinfQtuI Reunion. A reunion of the 207th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers will be bold at Wells-boro on tho Second day of April, 1800. AH members of tho regiment with their families are requested to attend. Captain Jamos W. Fredericks of this city is ono of the general committee, tho chairman of which is D. L. Deane, and the Secretary Henry C Cox, both of whom may be addressed at WeUttboro, Pa. Againat Immoral papers. Rev Father Oormley, of Konovo, preached a sermon at that place last Sunday against immoral books and papers. He claimed that large numbors of immoral, trashy papers were purobased and road in Henovo every week and urged his bearers to battle against them. A MiMeYlaneoua Mixiare of Senie and Non-tense SelMOted, and Scribbled, AN advertisement in a paper Ia a very nimple thing; Be It round or square or tapering. It has the same clear ring. At first It aeems to pau you by. Or draws but Blight attention, Tho next you know yoa nava to try To keep from making mention Of what it says. Tnen It somen A little nearer to you. And you are forced to recognize It's trying bard to do yon. But whan (or tm&lnesa listeria out No mercy does it give; It simply plays with you a white. Then hits you where yon live. Go and see charming Kittie Rhoadea to night. "Laura, why do you turn away from me bo coldly?" "George, why have you seated yourself in that distant corner?" 'To tell you the truth, Laura, 1 have been smoking a cigarette. 1-I hadn't expected to call tbis evening." 'And I have been eating onions. I-I wasn't looking for you, George." "Little Bob" to-night. Nelly Blt baa placed he; traveling cap on exhibition. Did she have any "night caps" while on her journey? The Klai. the wohas. He kissed me to-night when we parted; I felt his llpa Touch mine As ringer tips DWln� Touch breathleRS clay And give The heart throbs' play That live Eternally In love's sweet ecstasy He kissed me to-night when we parted. the man. I kissed her to-night when we parted, ir i had mi&sed her i should have kissed her Sister- I kissed her last night when we parted. Wbat kind of hats should ladies wear at the theatre, asks a contemporary. We favor low hats and low prices of admission to the play. The man who loses is never aacused of not playing fair. Citizens of Williamsport are vigorously protesting against excessive insurance rates, and a number of people have pledged themselves to throw np their policies unless the rates are decreased. If tbe peacook could see his feet be would never never brag of bis tail. I push r:n the wavy golden locks From offher forehead fair. And where a frown had tately been A kles I printed there. f hold the tresses shtntng fair As yellow buttercup. "Was thai a good kiss, lover* said I, And she replied, "Bang up," If a man wants to go faster than another ahead of bim on the same road be has a right to pass. If be is prevented by the other and an accident should happen thereby, the man thus obstructing the road is responsible for the damage done. No man has a right to infringe on the rights of others, however, in trying to pass. Ax exebange speaks of a wide-awake pie dealer. That's the trouble with moat pie. There is not necessarily any thing extra about an extra pair of pants. Tbis is official. Hair raising novels ought to be very popular with bald-headed men. The Grecian bend lias had Its day, The bustle came and went away; * Most every summer's sure to see Some startling new loin tool ery. And so we wonder what next spring In women's fashion freaks will bring; But since we've borne with what we've bad, We shall not fear next summer's fed. Thr man who contracts bad habits generally begins to expand them very soon. Tue croakers are predicting a panic for this year. When tbe croaker ien't croaking he is sitting in a corner envying somebody who is happy and looks ahead to a hrght future. The croaker ought to go out and fall into the sewer. He is getting as tiresome as the weather prophet. An Ohio man has been fined $60 for stealing an umbrella. That's an Ohio "idee" that could "Well be imitated in Pennsylvania, although Pennsylvania never imitates Ohio but generally sets it a good example. This thing of a man borrowing your umbcella and oot returning it has got to be stopped. What's that? Tho man didn't borrow an umbrella? Stole it out of a store? Well, what's the difference? Thk HI Die to all architects Doth urge this wine command: Uo build your bouse upon Uie roetes And not upon Vbe Band. but In building up achar&ctsr. Which shall withstand all shocks Or life,-go build upon your "sand," Aud uoi upon your "rocks." The unaffected, natural girl carries oft the prize this season, because aho is a curiosity. Whole tons of other people's money accounts for a deal of the extravagance of tbe present season. Special meeeing of tbe Uniformed Itank K. of P. to-morrow night. DISTRESS IN DAKOTA Many People Suffering for the Want ProTiaiona, Clothing and Fuel. of INDIANS DYING OFF LIKE DOGS An AddraH iMued to the Public BxpI�In >ng the Situation in the Drouth-Stricken K�gion., and Appealing for Afeiataace- One Thousand Indian! DeMitnta ot CIolblDX. Grand PoitKa, N. D., Feb. 11.-Hod. B. T. Helgeson, State Commissioner of Agrioulture, has just issued an address to the sublio explaining tbe situation in the drouth stricken counties at some length and making an appeal for assistance. He ays the suffering for want ot provisions, clothing, fuel and feed for stock in several counties is unprecedented. one thousand indiass star vino. Chicaqo, Feb. 11.-A. dispatch from Fort Totten, North Dakota, Bays: Between 800 and 1,000 Indians, credited to the Devil's Lake agency, are wholly destitute of olotbing and in tbe last stages of starvation. Unless furnished with food, olotb iog and medioine at once these Indians will die like dogs. Disease has brought fully one hail of tbem to the verge of the grave, and the recent inclement weather enhanced their sufferings. Indian Agent Cramsie haa issued an appeal for aid. THE OKEGON FLOOD. Great 1am From the Overflow in the Alaaa Taller. Corvali.13, Ore., Feb. 11.-The greatest loss in Benton oonnty by the recent flood occurred in the Alsea Valley. The Alsea river overflowed its banks, and in many places the water was several feet higher than ever before known. Several head of stock were drowned, and much fenoing was washed away. The mountain sides in many places moved down into the bottom-some of the slides being 500 feet square, and so deep that in some instances large trees were carried bnndreds of yards downward, and are now standing ereot. In other cases trees have been broken oS and piled up with earth fifty feet deep, forming a dam in tbe mountain streams. The only death reported in Benton county occurred near Alaea Bay early Monday morning. A large slide oame down the mountain side, burying Robert Barolay, two children, and Robert Brown. Tbe father and two ohildren were extricated after some difficulty, but Brown was found dead, having been crashed by heavy timber. A barn near by was wrecked and ten head of stock killed. BepobUcaa Ward Nominations. The following are the Republican nominations for ward offices in this oity, to be voted for Tuesday, February 18th: First ward-Counoil, -; Sohool Direotor, Andrew J. Schuyler; Assessor, Myron C. Lingle; Constable, Ellis Myers; Judge of Eleotion, George W. Tucker; Inspector, Lewis M. Smale. Seoond ward-Council, Adam Zigler; Alderman, Joseph Parsons; School Direotor, Samuel 1. Martin 3 years; George W. Webb 1 year; Assessor, Augustus L. Merrill; Constable, Robert Martins Judge of Election, J. Kelson FarnBWortb; Inspector, William A. Sloan. Third ward-Counoil, David Mouer 1 year; Alderman, John W. Harris; School Direotor, G. Leidy Horlock; Judge of Election, Henry Neener; Inspector, George R. Kioker. Fourth ward-Council, Samuel Fulton; Alderman, A. R. Merrick; Assessor, Daniel Frank; School Direotor, George T. Michaels; Constable, Christ Mogenban; Judge of Election, Edward Crist; Inspector, Joseph Paul. --. �---- Kxodoa of Canadian.. Ottawa, Feb. 11.-Mr. Charlton's motion for tho appointment of a select committee to inquire Into the exodus of native born Canadians and immigrants from Canada to the United States oame up yesterday io the House of Commons, and was defeated by a majority of 31 votes. Mr. Charlton made a brilliant speech. He said the exodus was increasing every year, and was very alarming. There were at present over 2,200,000 Canadians residing in the United States. Last year 27,-000 people left Canada, to settle in the States. He wanted tbe Government to explain wbat this enormous exodus, compared with Canada's small population, was due to. Tbe Government, however, did not believe in Mr. Charlton's flgures, and on a strict party vote tbey defeated the figures. Chandler's Immigration Bill. Washington, Feb. 11.-Senator Chandler haB prepared a bill to regulate immigration iu the United States, which wilt go for consideration to a special committee on immigration, of which tbe author is chairman. It is a voluminous and comprehensive measure, and is intended to include tbe best features of tbe various bills now pending in Congress on tbe subject. BOW DID BE DIE. Henry Freer Found Dead in Ited nt Jener Shore Junction. Correspondence Gazette and Bulletin. Jersey Skorb Jdnctios, Feb. 11.- Tbis little community was thrown into a wild state of excitement early this morning by the news that Henry Freer bad committed suicide by taking poison. The news soon spread through tbe entire neighborhood, and it brought to the memory of many, the tragic death of Audrew Miller at the bands of George Smith and Mrs. Miller, which occurred within a half a mile of this place nearly ten years ago A crowd soon gathered at the bouse, which is only a few feet from the Junotion sohool bouse, and a look at the cold dead form was sufficient to convince those present that the rumor that Henry Freer was dead was too true, but that he had committed auieide was yet, and ia yet to be seen. Fteer was a widower, his wife having been dead for nearly a year. He had no family, but for some time past he had as housekeeper, a Lizzie Burger (a daughter of Jacob Burger, of Mifflin township,) who bad been previously married, and was tbe mother of one child, a little girl, which she had with her while living with Freer. Evidence given shows that they bad frequently quarreled, and that he had at different times threatened to take hiB own life. Immediately 'after be was found dead, M. T. Howell, Justice of the Peace, Jersey Shore, was Informed of the fact, and he, after coming to the house and looking at tbe body seemed to think it unnecessary to hold an Inquest, but a score of others thought differently, and accordingly Coroner Bell, of Newberry, was notified. He arrived at 1:45 tbis afternoon on the Fall Book train, and immediately empanelled the following jury: Robert Grier, R. C. Harris, F. D.Griffith, John Renninger, Jacob Neyfert, of tbiB place, and F. C. Ruflhead, of your oity. They proceeded to the Freer residenoe and after an external examination of the body and swearing a few witnesses, adjourned until Dr. Nevins could be summoned from Jersey Shore. Apost-mcrtem examination was then conducted by Coroner Bell, assisted by Dr. Nevins, on the stomach of the deceased. This was so unsatisfactory that the Coroner took with him the stomach and will have its contents analyzed, and the jury adjourned until Thursday, February 13tb, at 1 p. m., without bringing out any facts that would confirm or ieaj the suicide theory. The body was turned over to Undertaker Calvert, who has prepared it for burial. Henry Freer was a hard working man, having been for several years a seetiou hand on the traok here, and during that time he had accumulated sufficient to purchase a lot and build a cheap house thereon. He was quiet and peaceful at times, but generally of a passionate and disagreeable turn of mind. An Old Fashioned Party. To-morrow night a large party of ladies and gentlemen will assemble at R. F. Smith's big^ hotel in Lookport, where an old fashioned party will be held. Upwards of two hundred invitations have been Issued. Germania Orchestra Hap. Tuesday evening the 18th inst., a social danoe will be given in Scott's bazar under the auspices of tbe Gennania Orchestra. An evening of pleasant enjoyment is guaranteed to all who attend. NEWS AND MOTES. All tbe conductors, 32 In number, employed by the People's Street Car Company in St. Joseph, Missouri, strnck Monday, because of a peculiar grievance. Tbe company had ordered them to use a uew cash fare register, shaped like a coffee pot. The men were to present the muzzle of this contrivance to the passenger, who would drop his nickle in the slot. Oyster vessels arriving at Norfolk, Virginia, Monday, gave particulars of the storm Saturday night. Seven boats loaded with oysters started about the same time from tbe Eastern Shore for Norfolk, and the sloop Josephine is the only one that readied harbor safely. The sloop Golden Rule.went to the bottom, the sloop Annie was lost, and tbe other vessels were blown to sea and have not been heard from. It is supposed tbat at least 20 lives were lost in tbe storm. At Carroltdn/ Louisiana, on Sunday afternoon, eight boys seoured two pinnaces and weut out ou the river. A strong current dashed the boats against two coal barges and they were upset. Seven of tbe youths were drowned, namely : Frank Landy, aged 17; George Sampson, 1G; Willie Winters, 16; Martin Por-riere, 18; Louis G. Fulda, 16; Alvye Fulda 13, and Eddie Kuecpt, 13. Wilton Boby, aged 7, tbe only occupant of tbe boats who escaped, saved himself by catching on to one of the overturned boats. It is now learned that tbe children drowned near Kingston, New York, on Sunday, were not all of one family. There were two boos of Slater, aged 17 and 14 years, a third was a grandchild named TerwillUjer, aged 9 years, and a fourth was a girl named Rush, aged 14. The body of Mrs. Slater was recovered Sunday night. Great difficulty is experienced in grappling tor the bodies, as tbe ice is continually giviog away, being but an inch thick in tbe vicinity of the whole through whioh the six persons disappeared.