Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 25, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
venm EIGHTH YEAll-NO. 304. LOCK HAVEN, PA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS) KINSLOE IIUOTHKKS---PCBI.ISHKK8 j CURRENT COMMENT. Thk west id wild with delinht over Chicago's success in getting tlie fair. Chicago gets tho fair. "The wild aud woolly west" can now poke fun at New York. _ The Democratic gerrvmandur of the Congrossioual districts in Maryland seems to be even worse than the jug�.�3 in Ohio. The tive elevators of the Eiffel Tower mado a profit of $1,200,000 during the Ex-position. M. Eiflet now lives in a $400,000 house. _ Bt a vote of 21 to 23, the Mississippi legislature has defeated the memorial to Congresis asking for the repeal of the Fif-tenth Amendment. THE MURDER TRIAL Claries Brown on Trial For Kill il William Lovett. THE JURY SECURES MONDAY It is Obtained With But Little Difficult; -Their Names. MBS. LOVETT THE HBST WITNESS Lewis Hoover Telle What Ha Know, of the Harder-Sheriff Leahy Informs the Court How He Made the Arrest-lS. H Welch Explain* Draft of the Scene or the Murder-Dr. Prieson Give, the De tails of the Post Mortem Kxamlnatlon and Describes the Wounds on the Man's Head-Much Interest Manifested In the Case. Yesterday afternoon the court bouse was packed with spectators and witnesses to listen and participate in tbe trial of Charles Georgia having made Robert E. LeVe birthday a legal holidey, a bill now appears in the Legislature of Virginia with the same purpose in view. Senator Blair sees'the chances for his educational bill grow smaller from day to j day, and seems to grow angry over the prospect. lie now assails the newspapers for not publishing biB ten-column speeches. The Pan-American Congress holds its session in secret. It must be making good | Brown for the murder of William Lovett, and manifested more interest than was anticipated before the trial began. This is tbe tbird murder trial that has come before tbe Clinton county court in that number of years. It will be remembered that this murder was committed on tbe morning of the 15tb of December, on the Lookport aide of tbe river, almost in sight of tbe court house, and the circumstances connected with tbe affair are of tbe most brutish nature, and progress, however, for its close early in April is semi officially annonnoed. We shall probably then find out what it bas accomplished. Senator Dawes has presented to the United States Senate 240 petitions from Massachusetts asking tbe government to prevent tiie alleged exportation from this conntry to Africa of 800,000 gallons of liquor each year. The new City Council will bave plenty it would appear tbe murder was premodi- of work on hand and it is earnestly hoped by tbe tax payers that early attention will be paid to our negleoted and dilapidated streets. They are a disgrace to any progressive city. tated and committed in cold blood. The attorneys on both sides bave their ease well prepared, and no doubt there will be some sharp legal conflicts on both sides. District Attorney Brnngard will be ably assisted by T. T. Abrams, Esq., while C. S. HcCormiok and H. T. Harvey, Esqs. ill conduct tbe defense of the prisoner. Tbe prisoner was brought into oonrt at 3 o'olock, and took bis seat beside bis Rich, Pine Cieck;challenged challenged by by Charles il for cause. C. F. Greninger, Logan defense. W. B. Byers, Renovo; challenged defense. Charles CumrniugB, First ward; challenged by defense. Samuel Marsh, Third ward, excused as inoompetent-expressed an opinion. Wm. Keister, Porter; challenged by defense. Elmer Tevling, Mill Hall; objected to, formed an opinion. John Bower, Tbird ward; accepted J. T. Simpson, Renovo; aecepted. showing distances, eta, distance from shed to wagon, 70 feet. W. J., Leahy sworn-Am Sheriff of county; heard of killing of Lovett at half past seven Sunday morning; got up and went to the scene; met Mr. Hoover and others; saw the man dead; did not examine him; did not look at head; asked Mr. Hoover who did the deed; woke Ellis Myers and Capt. Chatham; Myers and I went across river in skiff to Brown1 bouse; Myers went to front door; Brown ran out the door; told him to halt; went into house; put on bis shoes and went to William's house and arrested bim; went to Hoover's, got tbe club and took it a'ong PUNOKNT POT POUKKI. James Salmon, Bald Eagle; challenged (club identified); got it in tbe wagon on by defense. Wm. Q. Clark, Beech Creek, was the forty-sixth juror called, and accepted as the twelfth man to complete the poll. Tbe jury were then sworn separately, aud the names of those seleated to try tbe oase are as fullows: W. H. Dornblazer, Thos. B. Reed, H. J. Allen, James P. Beckley, C. R. Noyes, Lewis Ay alters, John Candor, Joseph A. the side of tbe road; put tbe prisoner in jail, went back with Police Chatham;took measurements of the ground aud examined tracks about the wagon; tbe tracks were 10Ji3J; was snow on the ground, some frozen; saw no other traoks about wagon saw blood on the fenoe, walk and ground great deal; blood shown on brake stick, also hair. Cross-examined-Got to Brown's house McKibben, Henry Poorman, John Bower about 9 o'clock in the morning; recognized J. T. Simpson, Wm. Q. Clark. rope on broken Btick; think it was cut by Wm. P. Beck and Wallace Kitchen a sharp instrument; arrested Wm. Brown were sworn as oonstables to take charge came to Hoover's store; got the club out of the jury. After the proper instruction of wagon; Mr, Mclsaae called my atten- to the jury, court adjourned to 9 o'clock Tuesday morniog. he was ineligible Tbe Court refused yesterday afternoon to swear in the newly elected constable of I gave the Fourth ward, Christian Mogenban, | club, for tbe reason that he was ineligible to office, he being tbe keeper of a hotel. Tbe court construed the Act of Assembly that man could not be elected and sworn into office to return himself. tion to olub; a number of persons there put olub in oell and looked it up; no one bas access to it bnt myself and turnkey; saw the billy picked up by Mr. Hoover; think it same one as seen that morning; it to District Attorney with the TUESDAY HORNING. The unseasonable weather during this winter is apt to be followed by a sickly sea son in the spring. People should ubo every precaation to prevent sickness through neglect in keeping their premises clean. . ...... . . . , .. . . counsel, apparently little concerned about See that there is no decayed matter about ...... i - ,i, v-i. biatrial. Mr. Brown was requested to your premises, olean up the back yards ... . ., .... , , ,,, , . ,, ,�_. , ,._ stand up, when the bill of indictment was and alleys frequently and use lime freely. '. .__ read to bim by Geo. A. Brown, and when Hon. William Walter Phelps has asked if guilty or not guilty, said "not expended 86,000 on alterations on his resi- guilty," and asked to be tried by "God dence at Berlin. He bought out a number and His Country." of shops, in that way extending his house, Tbe Court then ordered a jury called to and horrified tbe Berlin decorators by mak try tbe cause, and the entire afternoon was ing arrangements to admit an abundance of air and sunlight, a uotion with which they are not familiar. The Louisiana Lottery Company is making a desperate effort to retain its corporate life. Having failed to secure a charter from North Dakota, it is said that the next move will be the offer of an enormous bribe to the Legislature of Louisiana for a renewal of the present charter, which will expire two years benoe. Within a few years Democratic State Treasurers in Louisiana, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee have been caught abstracting tbe public money, and now'the Democratic State Treasurer in Mississippi I but aftarwards stood aside. consumed before the jury was completed. The firBt name called was that of C. F. Bickford, Fourth ward; challenged by defense. W. H. Dornblazer, Lamar; accepted. Thos. B. Reed, First ward; accepted. David Dubler, Second ward; challenged for cause. A. C. Pepperman, First ward; challenged by defense. W. J. Strahley, Renovo; challenged for cause-gjpased to capital punishment. Hugh Smith, West Keating; stood aside. H. J. Allen, Renovo; accepted. J. W. Fleming, Tbird ward; accepted, Ellis Myers sworn.-Am constable for the First ward, Lock Haven; was notified by Sheriff of murder on morning of 15th December; got up and went to river with Sheriff; crossed in boat, went to Charles Brown's bouse, went to front door, Sheriff to backdoor; Brown saw me and started to back door and met the Sheriff; Brown put on bis shoes and they started to William's house and brought them to jail. W. S. Chatham sworn-Am Chief of is found to be a quarter of a million dollars short in his accounts'. Like other thieves he was regarded as an honest official. Bargaining- for a Stone Crusher. The Committee on Streets and Bridges having been authorized by City Counoil to purchase a stone crusher for the city, were in consultation to day with a gentleman who represents a manufacturer of crushers. Tbe committee are much pleased with the description of the machine and it is quite likely will close a contract for one to-day. The crnsher will be operated by steam power and will bave a capacity for crushing twelve tons of rock per hour. The ma ohine will bo located at tbe city quarry, which is in Castanea township along the line of tbe Beech Creak railroad. Tbe stone are of good quality limestone, and when used in sufficient quantity make a lasting road bed. The total coat to tbe oity will probably be t2,500, which will include the cost of sheds under which the crusher and engine will be placed. Vlaltlog In nrilllamsport. G. Kintzingvi6itcd Williamsport yester-" day. The Gazellt: and Bulletin, says: He is the gentleman, who a few years ago made such progress through the State with bis family in a Tally.Ho. He is not decided now as to how he will spend tbis summer, but is somewhat inclined to a more quiet style, and iB rather in favor of what is known as "Williamsport Cabins." From the Land of Flowers. Mrs. C. R. Gerahart received yesterday by mail a package of cut Mowers which were radiant with perfume and loveliness. They came from St. Augustine, Fla, and were sent by Mr. William M. McCormick. Included among the floral beauties were rose' buds, and orange blossoms. James P. Beckley, Renovo; accepted. D. S. Royer, Porter; challenged by defense. Lewis Hoover, of Woodward; considered himself,'under the circumstances, an inoompetent juror, and was excused by tbe Court. Michael Dutt, Pine Creek; opposed to capital punishment. Walter Agar, Fourth ward; uhalleoged by defense. A. A. Hulbeit, Mill Hall; challenged by defense. C. R. Noyes, Westport; aooepted. Jas. C. Dean, Renovo; stood aside. Thos. H. Baird, Ranovo; challenged by dofense. Lewis Walters. Second ward; accepted. G. W. Singessen, Renovo; excused, opposed to capital punishment. Daniel Crowley, Second ward; challenged by defense. S. B. Sweeley, Dunstable; challenged by defense. John Candor, Tbird ward; accepted. Joseph Bittner, Beech Creek;uhallouged for oause. D. K, Heokman, Greene; challenged by defense. John Mulvabill, Recovo; challenged by defense. Joseph A. McKlbben, Porter; aooepted. Hiram Myers, First ward; challenged by defense. W. II. Bridgens, Allison; challenged for cause. Ricbard Harvey, Castanea; challenged by Commonwealth. W. F. Elliott, Fourth ward; challenged by Commonwealth. Heury Poormau, Fourth ward; accepted. Levi Everbart, Allison; challenged by defense. Charles Cridler, Farrandsville; accepted but afterwards stood aside. Mrs. L0V4U the First Witness In the Brown Murder Trial. Judge Mayer opened court promptly at 9 o'clock, the prisoner being seated with counsel, when District Attorney Brnngard Police in Lock Haven have lived here all my opened the oase to the jury. He stated life; was notified ofmurder about 7 o'clock; the enormity of the crime about to be tried went over river and saw Lovett's body in before them, the circumstances connected shingle shed; head towards river; Jack with it, and what their sworn duty was in Lovett was also there; Win's head was tbe case; related tbe meeting of tbe pris- covered with blood and bsir matted; saw oner and tbe murdered man during the blood on fenoe, along boardwalk and a evening of the 14>.b of December; the good deal of blood around where body lay; threats that had been made by Brown to went to wagon and picked up the rope take Lsvett's life; thatat various times he off of brake stick; the piece of the stick lay bad expressed bis intention of committing near tbe body in the mud; when I got to tho murder; tbat tbe Commonwealth wagon put tbe loop over brake stick that would prove that tbe prisoner bad said in lay in the wagon; laid it back in wagon; the presence of witnesses tbat "before the saw tracks leading by the wagon as if year rolls by he would get rid of these made by man when running; wagon stood d--Lovett's." That the evidence would next to river; described position of wagon show tbat it had been a most brutal and and bow tracks were made; ground some foul murder; tbat tbe olub by which the frozen; did not notioe other traoks at that deed was committed would be produced; time; Sheriff took measurements in my that tbe rope holding tbe brake stick in presence; measured distance from where the socket on tbe wagon, where taken, bad rope lay, near tbe body to wagon; it was been deliberately out, the distance from 70 feet distant; saw several large cuts on the wagon to tho spot where tbe man the man's head. was killed, the time ocoupied in doing it, Cross-examined.-Came away from aud with what malice and aforethought there near dinner time; was there at that the deed was oomiuitted. time half an hour, saw tha olub tbe first mm. lovett on the stand. time I was over; was there about 10 min Mrs. Livett was tbe first witness sworn. utes; saw Jack Lovett and William Reeder Livesin Farrandsville, formerly at Queen's there; noticed tbe traoks as I was going to Run; am the wife of William Lovett; have the wagon; did not follow the tracks; was A Miscellaneous Mixture of Sense and Nonsense Scissored and Scribbled. Belter the valley with peaoe and love Than the desolate heights some souls attain, lonely is life on the hills above The valley lands and the sunny plain. What is fame to love? Can It satisfy The longing and lonely hearts of men? On the heights Ihey must hunger and starve and die; Come back to tbe valley of peace again. The careful,, ohuroh going girl is work ing iron-clad patches on the knees of her stockings. CHICAGO GETS THE FAIR. Eight Ballots Required to Decide on a Location for the Show. NEW T0BK LOSES FE0M BEGINNING "I don't know why they call this the fast season," said young Mr. Playfellow "I tbink it's decidedly Blow." LovEitsof ice cream may look for smaller plates next summei. Tis Lent now, and fiddles and flirts will bave a needed rest. 'Bet your back teeth" is tbe way tbe small boy accentuates bis remarks. There's many a girl can't bare to go to a full dress ball. Ir you want to live to a good old age, be good while you are young. You can never tell whether a girl is an heiress or not by tbe diamonds she wears. Many a youth who seeks for tbe tree of knowledge gets only a branob. Man only loves woman better than himself while she keeps bim at a distance. People are asking, what will ice cost next Butumer? The chances for the ice men are not. improving as tbe season advances. The lengthening days shorten tbe gas bills-where tbe hired girl basn't too many beans. "Heaven lies about us in our infancy and everybody else lies about us all the rest of our lives. Mart Anderson Bays sbe will never appear on the stage after her marriage, and if she doesn't change her mind we are about to lose one of our histrionic queens. There is a spot in the American heart for *Our Mary" warm enough to melt a John Sherman smile. The milk man, when he comes to town, Don't wan't-at least so runs tbe talk- His customers to chalk It down, But likes them all to down his chalk. The difference between capital and labor is thus defined. When a young man sits in the parlor talking nonsense to his best girl, that's capital; but when be has to stay in of evenings after they are married, that's labor. three children; last seen my husband alive about noon on Saturday; next saw him on Monday in this city; saw bim burled; did not come to town wltb him on Haturday, he oame alone: walked; be did at one time bave a "billy;" don't know whether he bad it with bin or not; did not have a knife with bim. Lewis Hoover sworn: Live in Lock-port; past 23 years, at end of river bridge; remember time Lovett was kiiied; soon after midnight on Saturday night: heard noise in front of bouse ; persons quarrelling ; was called and looked out of the window; no aoswer; in tbe morning saw the dead body saw Sweezy, and other men, talked with them; told them tbe man waB dead, and nothing could be done for bim; four or five wouuds on the head, on both sidos; would think any of the blows would bave killed bim; saw blood near my store on tbe ground, on the fenoe, aad on tbe snow, equal to a butohering; picked up a1 'billy;" gave it to tbe Sheriff; (billy shown witness), thought it tbe same; sent word to Sheriff and Coroner; did not see tbe olub until afterwards. Cross examined-Got up about 12 o'olock; heard noise whiob awoke me; man laid below storo, did not recognize voioo oalling; found bottle of whisky in front of store, think It was whisky; saw Jack Lovett, Conway, Lindsey, Sweezy and others; bad no talk with Sweezy; told him be hid better keep quiet till court; thought Conway was drunk; saw billy on my walk where blood was, a short distance away; man called me twico in tbe night; Jaok Lovett had team in my barn; did not notice brake stick; photographs of the spot shown witness and offered iu evidence; shed frouts towards the road; was a fire in tho shed near the shingles. E. il. Weloii, Bvvoiu.-Am a surveyor; took measurements and drafts of socoe of a keg in tbe wagon; think it was a beer keg; long rope to brake stick tied in the wagon; noticed brake holder on wagon; I picked up the loop off brake stick near tbe impression in the ground where the body lay. Dr. A. Prieson sworn-Live In Lock Haven, am a physician; remember time of murder, 10th day of December, Sunday morning; saw body of Lovett at Sloan's; was called -to make examination of body ith Dr. Armstrong; bead was washed before I oame; tbe Dr. read bis memoranda as made at tbe post-mortem examination and explained the nature of the wound; no wounds visible below the head; the several wounds were from one-half to four and five inches in length and were made by a club or bludgeon; in order to explain the fraotures of the skull the Dootor exhibited a model and explained on what part of the head tbe wounds were made; photographs of the body showing the wounds wero also exhibited and identified by Dr. Prieson as corresponding with those found at the post mortem examination; soraped some of tbe blood from brake stiok and examined it miorosoropically and found mamallan or human blood; also examined bair on stick and found it human hair. The Doctor evidently proved an expert witness. Court adjourned to 2 o'clock. [murdor; draft shown Jury and explained. Who Will Claim tbe Reward. Last summer City Council, by the adoption of a resolution, offered a reward of considerable amount for the arrest and conviction of any person guilty of starting incendiary fires. Tbe Express is also reliably informed tbat there is a standing offer of 400 reward by the Underwriters Association. Iu view of tbe fact that there have beou numerous fires of lato which are supposed to bave been of incendiary origin, tbe constables, policemen and deteotires should keep their eyes open and If possible earn the reward. Waiting for the Prisoner. Yesterday afternoon when It beoame known tbat tbe trial of Charles Brown, for the murder of William Lovett was to be called up, a great crowd of people gathered along Jay street wbere they stood for an hour or more waiting to catch a glimpse of the prisoner, as he passed along tbe street on bis way from the jail to tbe oourt house. At Main and Jay and at Church and Jay streets, tbe crowd almost blocked the side walks, and many of those who were thus waiting were women. Found Dead in Bed. Edward Herriok, who was formerly a resident of tbis city, died in Washington, D. C, last Friday night and was found dead in his bed Saturday morning. Tbe intelligence of bis death reached this city yesterday by a private letter. Mrs. Her-rick died one year ago, and four small children are left orphans by the deatb of their parents. Skaters and Bicyclists. A combination of skaters and bioycle riders will give an exhibition of their skill as artists in tbe Armory of Company H, on Thursday and Friday evenings, February 27th and 28th. Admission 15 cents. Use of skates for general skating 10 cents. They come under the auspices of the Catbolio band. Petitioning for Viewers. The County Commissioners, through their attorney, T. T. Abrams, petition the Court to appoint three men as viewers of tbe new suspension bridge over Pine creek. Three others will be appointed in Lycoming county, and the view will be made by the six men. Tenth Anniversary. The Ladies Missionary Society of the Bald Eaglo and Kittany Presbyterian Cburcb will bold tbeir tenth anniversary meeting at the parsonage at Mill Hall on Thursday afternoon and evening of this week. All members and friends of tbe church are cordially invited to attend. Protracted Meeting. A protraoted meeting bas been in progress at tho A. M. E. Cburcb for some time, aud will he continued as long as interest in the meetings is manifested. The Rev. C. H. Brown, Is the pastor in charge and the meetings are well attended. All The Eloquence of New �ork's Own Chauncy, Backed by a Delegation of Hard Workers, or no Avail-The '-Centre orthe Universe" Leads on tbe First rial lot and Makes a Steady Gain. Washington, Feb. 24.-In spite of the bad day, with tbe rain falling and the skies so dark that a full bead of gas blazed above tbe glass panels of tbe oeiling of the hall of tbe House of Representatives at high noon, when tbe Speaker's gavel fell, tbe galleries were paoked with spectators and orowds obstructed the corridors. All of these people had gathered to witness the deciding struggle betweeu tbe adherents of tbe cities of New i*ork, Chicago, St. Louis and Washington upon tbe result of which depended the location of the World's Fair of 1892. Cbauncey M. Depew, Mayor Gregier and a host of representative men were to be seen in tbe reserved galleries. Representative O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, opened the proceedings by presenting John E, Reyburn, tbe successor of tbe late Representative Kelley, of- Pennsylvania. Roy-buru took bis place before the bar and was sworn in by tbe Speaker. Tbe clerk read the special order of the House prescribing the method of voting upon a site for tbe fair, requiring some one place to have a majority of all votes cast. Blount, of Georgia, wished to know if there would be an opportunity afforded to pass upon the question as to whether there shall be a fair before selecting the site. The Speaker replied tbat under the special order tbis opportunity could not be bad, and directed the olerk to oall the roll. There was some applause as the first few responses were made which was promptly ohecked by the Speaker. Tbe vote resulted: Chicago 115, New York 72, St. Louis 61, Washington 56, Cumberland Gap 1, "Skinner, of North Carolina." Tbe Pennsylvania members voted on first ballot as follows: For Chicago- Craig, Culberson, Dalzell, Ray, Scranton, Townsend and Watson. For New York- Bingham, Brosius, Bonner, Buckalew, MoCormick, Mutchler, Osborne, Wright and Yarkley. For St. Louis-none. For Washington - Atkinson, Bayne, Horner, Kerr, Marsh, O'Neill, Reilly, Reyburn and Scull. Randall was paired with Cooper, of Indiana, and Darlington was paired with Cochran, of South Carolina. Rife was absent. The second ballot resulted as follows : Chicago, 121; New fork, 83 ; St. LouisJ 59; Washington, 46. Tbird ballot-Chicago, 127; New York, ; St. Louis, 53; Washington, 34. Fourth ballot-Chioago 134, New York 95, St. Louis 48, Washington 29. Fifth ballot-Chicago, 140; New York, 110; St. Louis, 38. Sixth ballot-Chioago, 149; New York, 116; St. Louis, 28. Seventh ballot-Chicago, 153; New York, 106; St. Louis, 29. Eighth ballot-Chioago, 157; New York, 107, St. Louis, 25. Chicago reaobed on tbis ballot three votes more than were neoessary, and thuB gets tbe fair. The announcement was applauded and the House adjourned. the final struggle. On the seventh ballot a majority would be 156, and Chioago had 154, just two votes short. There was an agony of expectations when Mason dragged Reyburn, tbe new member, forward. He said he wished to ohange his vote from New York to Chioago,. and did so. He was greeted with applause, and evidently expected to lead a stampede for Chioago, but he was disappointed. Nobody followod his example, and Chicago's total stood at 155, one less than a majority. The New York forces were retiring in good order and contested every inoh of tbe ground, so another roll call was neoes-Bary. It was the eighth and last, for Chioago achieved her victory, and out of the total cf 307 votes received 157, three more than a majority. chicago wild with joy. Chicago, Feb. 24.--Tbe street scenes in Chicago this afternoon and evening told of the entusiasm uumistakably. The incidents were not unlike those familiar to every one when a National convention is on. To-night the toots of resurrected auction horns mingle every few minutes with the boom of cannon on the lake front and at all the clubs, hotels and and other resorts, tho coming of the World's Fair to Chicago is being celebrated with a vim. new york's disappointment. New York, Feb. 24.-Chicago's victory in gottiog the fair had a depressing effect on the crowds who stood in the drizzling rain all the afternoon and part of tbe evening watching tbe results of the various ballots. When in tbe second ballot tbe additional votes doubled tho Chicago, It eluded that tbis keep up, and with tho St. of New York almost increase secured by was generally con-averago would Louis vote, which every New Yorker counted upon, would eventually bring the fair to this city. As the balloting went on, however, and Chicago showed strength not by any means attributed to it, the feeling changed and the enthusiasm became despondency. When the news arrived that the attempt to take a recess had been defeated it was gouerally conceded tbat New York was a dead bird in the pit. The news of the eighth ballot confirmed this and the orowds around the bulletin boards and those who watched tbe tickers deserted theso means of information with little attempt to conceal their disappointment. Amnseniente for March: Our people will be treated to ooniedy, minstrelsy and spoctacular attractions at the Opera House next month. Franccsca Redding, a fascinating actress of considerable renown will open a week's engagement on the 3rd playing at popular prices. Al G. Field's minstrels comes ou the 10th. That "Dear Irish Boy" will be sure to please all who attend on the 14th. She" a spectacular production dramatized from Rider Haggard's novel of that name is expected on the 20th. "Hilarity" another well known popular Irish comedy company comes on tbe 28 th. River News. There is a fairly good rafting flood in the river yet, notwithstanding tbat it iias fallen several feet witbin tbe last few days. Yesterday the platforms which were built on the river bank in front of tbe Court House, were put into tbe river and taken to where they will be used for boom purposes. The main boom is all in position and to-day Mr. McNerney and his men are banging the pocket boom. Rafting in timber has been commenced at different places up river, and unless an extremely 'cold wave" should come tbis way soon both raits and logs will shortly be putting -in an appearance at this place. The Sunday Ulall. Postmaster Barker this morning received a communication from R. C. Jackson, uperintendenf of railway mail services, stating that orders bave been issued to railway clerks to continue pouching mail for this city on Sunday train. Tbe Sunday mail is an advantage the public appreciates. If Postmaster Barker will now keep the stamp window open while mails are being changed the public will be under still further obligations to him. His Leg Was Broken. Robert Hoey, an employe ou tbe Middle Division gravel train, while helping to load stone at Cook's Run on Saturday, was struck on the leg by a stone, which rolled from the side bill breaking bis leg. The Renovo News says the man was brought to Renovo where Dr. Fullmer gave tbe man medical attention, and in the evening be was taken to tbe hospital at Kane. St. Mathias' Day. Yesterday was what is known in the calendar as St. Mathias' Day. The legend connected with Mathias' Day is that if the Saint on this day does not find ice he .begins at once to make it. If he does find ice he will break it. There was precious little ice for St. Mathias to break yesterday. Disaster at Hamburg. Hamburg, Feb. 24 -While a large number of workmen were engaged to-day about the Flora concert b all, which is be ing erected in tbis city, the cupola fell, burying thirty-eight men in the ruins. Five have been taken out dead and eigbt have been resoued severely injured. Five others are misBiug. A Steel Ceiling. The bar room in Keller's new hotel has a paneled steel coiling that is being neatly painted and will be very attractive when oompleted. The hotel will be ready to open early in May aud probably sooner. PERSONAL PENCILINQS. Mr. I. T. Hunter, of Mill Hall, will move to Mt. Jewott, McKean county, next week, where he will make his future homo. John Koitzel, nn old resident of Dunns-town returned to-day from a pleasant visit of six weeks with friends in Mary-laud. Miss Ma.y Kace, of Tyrone, is taking the place of Miss Laura Russell, in the telephone exchange while the latter is spending some time in Philadelphia. Charles II. Elliott, a son-in-law of Charles Blanobard, died suddenly at his borne in Philadelphia, ou Sunday, February 23d. The funeral will iakeplace oo Thursday. M ss Jessie Hamilton, accompiniod by Miss Sadie McCloskey of Altoona, and Mr. John Hamilton, of Broekport, Pa., spent Saturday and Sundry at tbeir home on Bcllefonte avenue.