Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - February 27, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
m t EIGHTH YE AK-NO. 306. J^OCK HAVEN, PA., THUHSDAY, FEBllUAHY 27, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOS BBOTHKRS---PCBMSHEBS CURRENT COMMENT. If we bare ics in March tbe peach crop will be ruined. Which do you prefer peaches or ice? The German emperor will soon be obliged to abolish parliamentary government or yield to popular opinion. Real ssi.vni and all kinds of local stocks in Chisago have taken a big jump upwsud since it has been deoided to hold tbe World's Fair in that oi*j'. With a steam stone crusher in operation the streets of Lock Haven should soon begin to assume a better appearance. There is lota of room for Improvement. The sugar indus'ry has added another successful branob to those derived from the cane and tbe beet. Kansas comes for ward with a report of success in growing sorghum sugar. The Pennsylvania railroad passenger oars are to be heated by steam next winter. Not many more years will have passed before the car stove will have complete' ly disappeared from American railroads. Congress should waste no time in passing the World's Fair bill. It is due to Chicago that this should be done as quickly as possible. The time is short until 1893, and there is much to be done to get such a gigantic enterprise in operation. A uquob' license bill now before tbe Legislature in Maryland empowers tbe people in each precinct in Baltimore to decide by ballot at the polls whether liquor-saloons shall be licensed within its boundaries. The Closing Testiiony of tie Com- Scientific farming in Italy is to be undertaken this year by a company owning a capital of $20,000,000. It the operations prove successful the old wooden plough, pulled by oxen, that has held the field since an era before the Roman Caesars, will probably have to go. Evert now and then we get an intimation that the millenium may not be so far in the future, after all. The latoat is furnished by a large English rail way com -paay, which has added nearly $50,000 to its pay-roll because tbe directors thought it was prosperous enough to pay better wages. When Idaho and Wyoming are admitted, as they will be a short time benee, the Republican majority in the Senate will be fourteen, the biggest majority they have had since 1875, when it was thirteen. As tbe country grows, and the States increase Republican majorities in Congress increase and become more certain. Eubofkasb have frequently pointed to the daring robberies perpetrated in this country on stage and mail coaches, and even railroad trains, as examples of the insecurity of property among us under favorable circumstances. But no later than on last Sunday a gang of robbers stopped and rifled a mail coach in tbe heart of Germany and got away with their spoils, including much valuable mail matter. An Excellent Program. Following is tbe program for the literary and phonographic entertainment of tbe Shakespeare Sooiety in the Opera House tomorrow (Friday) evening. The price of admlsaion is fifteen" cents. The farce, "John Smith," is one of tbe best amateur plays written, and will afford you a good hearty laugh. The "Beggar Student" waltz and several other pieces as played by the Fifth Regiment baud of New York and reproduced by tbe phonograph are among tbe prettiest pieces written. Turn out early and crowd the house. Curtain rises at eight o'oloct. programme. Tambourine Drill....................The young ladles Music...................................................Quartette Essay........................................Miss Tomlison Muslc-Duetl........MIks Dillon and Mr. Spangler ReeltatlonB and selections...............Phonograph Recitation..........................................Miss Dillon Stasia....................................................-Glee Club Farce-"John gmlth." Music....................................................Quartette Oration............................................Mr. Spangler Laughing, talking and Singing......Phonograph Muslo....................................................Quartette Avon Gazette....................................-Miss Kelly Tableau. Music.....____.......-�..............................Glee Club TIE PRISONER ON THE STAND Explains How He Did the Killing and Says It Was Self Defense. HIS MOVEMENTS THAT PATAL NIGHT Abandoning m Canal. Tbe Pennsylvania Canal Company has given public notice that it will abandon for public use ail that portion of tbe Wiconisoo canal, extending from Millers-burg to a point 150 feet above the bead of the outlet lock known aa Lock No. 1, near Clark's Ferry, in Dauphin county Pennsylvania, being about 124 miles in length. Tbe right to use the property for other purposes is reserved. Breaking the Landings. The Clearfield liaflsmans Journal of tbe 26th .Bit., says: For one week past there baa been a flood in the river, and at this writing it is coming up to high water mirk. From tbe logs that are lodged oa the shores of the river we take it that tbe landings are being broken and the logs started to market. He Exhibiti to the Court the Manner la Which He Done the Striking With the Brake Stick-Other Ini.xjrtant Testimony. wednesday afternoon. At the opening of court this afternoon Mrs. Brown took her seat beeide her bus-band for the first time during the trial. George Sweezy re-called.-The first thing I did after I learned of the murder was to wake up Mr. Hoover; when I made tbe fire I got Jack Lovett's knife; had it in my possession two or three days; discovered Lovett dead when Mr. Hoover and Charles Lindsey came there; Al Conway and I set tbe body up against the fence; Conway got matches out of Jack Lo7etVs pocket to start the Are. Commonwealth rests. Samuel Blesb was recalled for the pur-pose of asking a question iu cross-examination. Did not see anyone lying at end of bridge when I went there; heard a noise in the bridge; passed between persons when I went off tbe bridge; they were standing talking. C. S. McCormick, Esq., opened the case for the defense by addressing tbe jury on behalf of the poisoner; said that before they were through they would be aole to show that the blows that caused the death of "William Lovett were brought about by his own actions, and that the doutb was not the desire to reap vengeance on the part of any one, and related tbe circumstances which led to Brown's assault on Lovett, and that the blows struck at Lovett were made in an emergency and that the deed was committed in self defense and a justifiable act in order that Charles Brown might protect his own life. Tbe first witness called for the defense was "William Brown, brother of the prisoner.-Live in Ducnstown; am 27 years old; was in Lock Haven on Saturday at half past six; was not in town before that day; John Bentley came part way with me; went to Hugh McLeod's; went to . corner near Hilton's drug store; went to Keating House; Charles Brown, George Brown, George Emery, Thomas Emery, Peter Kable, and Jue Euglert '.veto also there; was there 20 minutes; drauk twu beers; went to corner Main street; met Billy Lovett and shook hands with him; went to liiff's clothing store with George: then to dry goods store, from there to Simons1; went to Hugh McLeod's and saw the Lovett's there; they took a drink; we all drank together; no difficulty between Charles Brown and William Lovett there; Jack Lovett and Bill went out; next saw them on the pavement; they went on towards the bridge; Jack wanted to go back; Charley Brown told Jack to go on, he might get into trouble; I did not go over; went baok to McLeod's; then back to tbe bridge alone; Charley had gone over; got my bundle and started over; got half way over when I met three men, Charley Brown, Jack Lovett and Sweezy; aBked tbem what they were doing; Jack said Bill bad gone back after more whiskey; Conway and Bill Lovett came back and said "Dad15 Myers and the whole police force was after them; took a drink from Sweezey'a bottle; started on, William Lovett ahead; when we got to end of bridge Billy Lovett walked on off tbe bridge; Bill Lovett hit Conway and knocked him down; after quarreling hit him again and ran in tbo bridge; Bill and Conway bad not been good friends until that day; Dan Green came there and aBkccl what was the matter with the man lying there; Charley and Green tried to pick Conway up; Charley started back to town to louk for Conway's brothers; Bin Lovett and Sweezey carried AI Conway into the bridge; Bill Lovett came out of bridge with no coat or hat on; went back to bridge again, Charley Brown then came back again; Sweezey says to me, "you want to luok out, Lovett has a billy in bis pocket, and if be hits me with it I'll put this knife into him;" Billy Lovett came running to Charley and says, you were after the police; Charley said no, lie was after the Conwaye; Lovett Hays 1'Ll give it to you now, and struck tho bridge with a billy or something, and I started to run and told Charley to come on; looked back aart wiw sutne ono coming; saw it was Charley; tbo first person I-saw there was a man coming out of Gammo's gate; be walked along with us: left him at the canal bridge; we crossed the canal bridge and I went home and went to bed; Charley Brown's coat identified by witness. Cross-examined.-Was not present when Lovett was killed; was Btanding by pump at second house below the stable; didn't see any blood; don't know whether I beard the strokes or not; heard the racket; it was about 95 steps from where I stood to the spot where the body had laid; said that Bill Lovett bad a billy; had taken half a dozen glasses of beer; Charley was not as sober as" I was; don't remember what statement I made in jail; did not tell the District Attorney and Mr. Hagcrman that I went on at the time and Charley stopped; tbo last I saw any of them was below the shed; when I looked back I saw some one coming, Dan Green sworn.-I live in the German Settlement; was in Lock Haven on Satur day; oamo over alone; mot some folks coming through the bridge; three or four; don't know who; when I got to other end of the bridge somo one was lying there; some one took hold of the man and was pulling him into the bridge; don't know tho man; told him I would go baok and get some one to see what was the matter; met Bill Brown on the bridge *nd asked him what was the matter; there was two men with the one that was down; they dragged him in the bridge. Charley Brown came over from Lock Haven; Bill and Charley Brown were the only ones I kuew; Charley Brown went out first to the left and Billy followed; the two Browns run away, and four men came running out of bridge, I stood still and one of them ran by me and fell; I stood at the wing wall of the bridge awhile and no one else came and I went for my home; when I got near Hoover's store 1 saw two men lying down and two standing up: saw a man passing with a buggy; got frightened and went back below tho shed to my horse; one man got up and Btood against the fence; got home at oneo'olack; live 3J miles from bridge. George Brown, sworn-Am a brother of Charles Brown; was iu town ou Saturday; met Charles on Main street and went with him to Keatiop House; saw John and Bill Lovett in front of saloon, shook hands with Johu; Charley talked to Bill Lovett; wo all drank together, think Charles treated; left and went down street; saw Charles later on Main street with Englert and Litz, left them on corner near Schaeflle's drug store; did not hear anything said about fighting between Bill Lovett and Charles. Cross-examined-I knew it was a bad crowd and advised Charles to go hom#, aB 1 he would get drunk and get into a fight; did not hear any threats by Charles that day; did not tell anybody so on the train; I told the District Attorney that if Charles Brown bad taken my advice be , would not be in this trouble; Wdliam Lovett was not drunk when I left him at the Keating house; ho had been drinking. W. G. Chambers, sworn-Am living at the Normal; was ou other side of river at Juhn Hatma's ou Saturday rjight; came home about 11:15 came with Mr. Sands, and others from the Normal; saw two or three men ou the other end of bridge; saw a man lyiau on his back with two men stooping over him, and a coat lying on tbe walk;saw a buggy start out of bridge. W. A. Sands, sworn.-Am attending school at Normal; was at tho party at Uanna's Saturday; saw a coat lying at end of bridge and a man lying on ttie ground with men standing over him; Baw a carriage going out of bridge; don't know any of tbe men. Frank Sanderson, sworu.-Live in Bald Eaglo township; waB at Uanna's on Saturday night; went tbere in buifgy; saw man lying at uatxauce of bridgo and three men standing, one of them under the oover of the bridge; dou't kuow any of them. J. A. Bentley sworn.-Live in Woodward township; work at gas works; know the time Lovett was killed; saw Wm. Brown in the evening at 7:20; don't know who the man was with him; passed Mr. Hoover's at 0:30 Sunday morning; saw crowd of men in shingle shed; oue of tbem was lying ou board; Mr. Huovor asked mo to light ray lantern and we looked at the man lyiug down; asked some ono to go for a doctor; ono of tho men (Conway) said: 'Look at my lip, I got a clip in the bridge and 1 was so drunk 1 couldu't get up;" another man also said be was so drunk he could not get up; one man was sitting by the body crying; who I ascertained was Jack Lovett; two other men whom I saw there was Sweezey and Liudsoy. Court adjourned to D o'clock to-morrow morning. TMUItSDA V MOIININU. When Court opened this morning there w.ts not iho ciowd present as on tbe preceding days of tbo trial. Many empty benches were visiblu abcut the Court room. The evidence thua far on the part of tho defenso has been tedious, and has bad very little weight On one side or the other. The prisoner appears more composed, as his side of the case is being hoard, and no doubt relies upon bin witnesses to show that the murder was committed in self-defense, and that be was compelled to use force and violence in order to proteot himself from bodily harm. What the result of this theory will be, will no doubt, be brought out during the day. The prisoner's little daughter sat besido him and frequently gave him a complacent smile. Grant Gronett, sworn-Live iu city; was home on the 15th Dec; Lovetts and Browns came to toll bouse in evening; Charles and William Brown and Emery and Litz camo tbere and Brown left bundle; they returned again in the night; Bill Lovett came alone about 10 or 11 o'clock and crossed tbe bridge in company with somo one else; don't know who it was. Peter Kable, sworn.-Lived in Dunns-town in December with William Brown; came to Lock Haven on evening of murder with some one; went to Keating House; saw Charley Brown, Jack and Bill Lovett, Emory and Litz; saw them drink together; was with the Browns when they went home Jack and Bill Lovett, the Browns, Emery and Litz and myself started home together from Hugh McLeod's; went from there to toll-gate; Jack and Bill Lovett wont into the bridge and asked Charles Brown to go along and help take Jack over; Bill Lovett came baok with me' for more whiskey; I was looking for William Brown; went back and passed Charles Brown and Jaok Lovett in tho bridge on my way home. Cross-examined.-Jack Lovett was drunk; saw none of tbe Lovetts go back to town after I went In the bridge; when We firBt went to the bridge we all went back to Hugh McLeod's and stayed awhile; the second time we went to the bridge Bill Lovett came back; did not tell District Attorney at his offioe that Charles Brown had told me he could whip Bill Lovett. George Emery, sworn.-Was subpwaaed by defense to appear in this case; was with the Browns on this Saturday; went with them to the bridge; was with them before; the first time we started we wont back to McLeod's; stayed half hour; we started home and saw Jack and Billy lovett on the bridge; went on home with my brother Tom; Elery Litz caught up at the other end of tbe bridge. Elery Litz, sworn.-Have heard my name meutioned here; was with the crowd spoken of by former witness; went with them to Hugh McLeod's; Billy Lovett came in and took Jack out and started to the bridge; Will Brown and Al Conway came back to town; Charlie Brown and Jack Lovett staid there; got my bundle and went home; heard no trouble between Brown and Lovett. Samuel G. Allen, sworn.-I kuow William Lovett; was in Look Haven day bo-fore the murder; saw him on Main street; [objected to by Commonwealth counsel-offer put in writing]. Objections sustained and bill sealed. Witness excused for the present. Wiliiam Phipps, Bworn.-Live in Lock Haven; keep" hotel; saw William Lovett Saturday evening at my place; he camo tbere atone. [Commonwealth counsel objects to questions asked this witness and offer put in writing, objections overruled and witness proceeded ] Saw George Sweezy there; he told mo how tho fight occurred betweon Brown and Lovett; he said when they got through the bridge Brown and Lovett had some words; that Sweezy told me he had a knife and Bill Lovett had a billy, that Jaok Lovett had cbaaed Charles Brown around tbe wagon and that he and Bill Lovott met Cbarlie Brown as they came around the wagon, and that Brown struck Billy Lovett with the end of tho stick from under his arm, struck. Bill Lovett first; did not say he bad been bit himself. Cross-examined. - Have lived in this city three years; did not know the Lovetts until lately; the conversation between me and Sweezey took place about six o'clock Sunday evening; Ellis Myers brought him to my place; be took supper there; Charles Lindsey was there; did not try to get the circumstances from Sweezey, he told me with his own accord; this conversation took place outside on the walk; had a talk with Ellis MyeTS since the election and refused to tell him anything about the matter; he wanted me to write down tbe conversation with Sweezey and sign my name, which 1 refused to do. William Cardwell, sworn-Was at William Phipps' on Sunday after the murder; saw Sweezey there; he said he had a knife and chased Brown up the road at the time tho murder occurred; this conversation took place about noon on Sunday; Lindsey was preaeiit also; several others were pres. ent and the subject was general conversation. Charles Brown, the prisoner, sworn.- Am tho defendant in this case; am '35 years old, havo lived in this county 19 years; have known William Lovett about H years; he has worked for me; came to Lock Haven on Saturday, with Joseph Embiok; came to Hugh McLeod's, looking for my brother George; went to Keating House; Jack Lovett camo in; we drank together; Bill Lovett, Lindsay, Sweezy and Emery came in; we all drank, I treated; Bi'ly Lovett went out and was standing a few feet away; I said come in and take a drink; Billy Lovett said to me "keep away, I dont want to have any trouble with you; some trouble arose about peeling logs; told him he bad been misinformed; I loaned Billy Lovett a dollar and he treated; myself and brother, George, went down town to make some purchases; I went back to Keating house; Jack Lovett called me out iu the alley and said there was no use in you and Billy fighting; I said I can't help what Bill Lovett thinks; Bill Lovett and others came out, and I left; went to Hugh McLeod's; Bill and Jaok Lovett, Sweezey, Lindsey and Emery came there; McLeod told Jack Lovett to go out; they had some trouble; myself, Emory, Litz and others started out to go home; went to bridge and we left our bundles and went back to get a drink; mot others and talked; Sowers asked mo what Billy Lovett and I woie quarreling about, audi told him I did not want any trouble with any one; we wont- outside, met Lovetts, Sweezey and Lindsey, Jack Lovett said he was going back to whip McLeod for putting him out; Bill Lovett asked me to help take Jack across the bridge; we started, and Bill Lovett asked me to stay in the bridge with Jaok, and be went back; tbe boys told me to come on; I told them to wait until my brother William came; Bill Lovett came running and Sweezey with him; Jack asked Bill Lovett to give us a drink, said he had none; Sweezey gave them a drink out of his bottle; I did not drink; Bill Lovett, Sweezey and Conway went on; when wo got to other end of the bridge Bill Lovett and Al. Conway bad a quartel;Bili Lovett hit Conway and knocked him down; tbe quarrel was about Lovett's wife; I saw Daniel Greene coming and I took hold of his arm, we lighted a a match to see bow bad Conway was hurt, and I went back to town to look for Conway's brother, met a man at this end of bridge and told him Bill Lovetthad knocked a man down and perhaps he was killed; we went back and was told Bill Lovett and Sweezy had carried him into the bridge. I lighted a match to see and Sweezey says: "Do you see that;" and he had in his hand a long knife. Ho said "If Bill Lovott hits me I'll stick this into him and turn it around." Told mo to look out for Billy Lovett, he bad a billy; Jack Lovett said to Billy, "Give it to him now, and I will cut his Dutch heart out," my brother says: Come on Charlie," I started to run; looked back and fell; got up and started to ruD; had on my overcoat and could not run fast; they chased me around the shed, through one end of it and by the wagoo; Sweezey, Jack and Bill Lovett were after me; as I was passing the wagon with my knif*� in my band, I opened it with mp teeth, grabbed tbe brake stick from the wagon and cut the rope, and as I.turned around I was hit; I then turned and hit Jack Lovett; Bill Lovott and SweEzey were after me; I hit Bill Lovett (here witness showed how be done the striking with the brake stick) aud went on down the road and got away from them;met a man at Gummo'a gate; I told him I had a hard time of it up here at the bridge; told him I bad knocked Jack and Bill Lovett down, but didn't know how bad I had hurt them; they were after me with knives and bilics; went on to Probst's and told him the same, and asked him to go back aud see; he would not go; said he had trouble with them himself before. [Here the Commonwealth objected, aud the offer was put in writing.] Objections sustained as to tbo facts in the case, but not as to witness' belief; witness said Jack Lovett struck at me at the wagon; he ran against the coupling poll and stopped; did not sec htm fait, I was running; Conway was lyiug at end of bridge in tbe road when I camo back to Lock Haven, but was not lying theie when 1 went back; "William Lovott was under the influence of liquor. Cross-examined.-Know both Lovetts well; never Lad a fight with tbem, but have had quarrels with them-when drinking at times, [Defendant's counsel object to questions by Commonwealth, aud offer put in writing.] Court adjourned to 2 o'clock. THE STORM SWEPT SOUTH Tennessee Visited by a Destructive Wind Storm Oausine; Much Damage. ITS TBAIIi A S0ESE OF DESOLATION Opera Mouse Next Week. Tho charming youDg aotress and vocalist Miss Franceses Redding, supported by the romantio actor Mr. H. J. Smith and a strong dramatic and operatic compauy will open a week's engagement in this city next Monday evening. The opening play will bo "Manitana, or the Soldier of Fortune." Popular prices, 10, 20 and 30 cents. At the lilok To-utKht. Tho American combination ol malo and female skaters and bioyclo riders will givo an exhibition of their skill as artists in the armory of Company H to-night. Tho Catholic band will bo m attendance. Admission 15 corns, ubo of skates 10 cents. Read tho programe for tbe Shakespeare entertainment to-morrow night. The Sturm Extends From Brownsville to the Ouacbitta River, ami Plays Havoc Over the Entire Country-A Woman Killed by a Falling Tree, and Other IJves Believed to Have Keen Lost. Bixownsville, Tenn., Feb. 26.-This place was struok by a cyclone yesterday. Several buildiugs were demolished and half of the business houses of the town were unroofed. Following the cyclone came a great flood of rain completely drenching the goods in the various unroofed houses. The only loss of life reported is that of a woman about three miles above here wbo was instantly killed by a falling tree. Her two children are severely injured. The storm played havoc with the entire country between Hot Springs and tbo Ouaobitta river. Many farm bouses ware torn to atoms, and the path of the storm is one mass of wrecked timber. Large treea wore uprooted, and in many places tbe roads are completely blockaded by fallen timber. It is not yet known, whether any lives were lost, but that there were is more tban probable owing to the destruction of so many farm houses.. Considerable damage was done to buildings and fences at Little Rock, and at Alexander, near that place, a school house was blown down and niue children injured. The Arizona Disaster. PucENixAriz., Feb. 26-(Tews from the dam disaster reaches here slowly. The oompany oamp three miles below the lower dam contained about 125 people two weeks ago, and there were probably that many iu it at the time of tlia disaster, and fears are entertained for their lives. A courier wbo has arrived from here says he was awakened at about 2 o'clock in the morning by the shrieks of tbe people. The wave was Gfty feet high when ho first saw it, and was sparkling in the darkness with millions of phosphorescent eyes, and with a terrible roar ic almost instantly swept away tents and buildings. Tbe canyon, which was full of Cottonwood trees, was swept clean. The lower dam, a structure 240 feet long and sixty feet above bed rook, with thirty feet above tbe surface, was swept away, A prospector who was camping on a bluff four miles below Wickensburg says the sight from where heBtood was sublime, in the extreme. At a narrow just below them, where the canyon contraots to about one quarter of its width between perpendicular rocks several hundred feet high, the waters leaped a hundred feet high with a fearful crash and roar, and rUBhed through the narrow gorge like lightning, cleaning out the last vestige of everything movable, leaving the bare bard rock. A Beantlfol Book. We havo received a cop'f^bf "The Story of Johnstown" published by J. M. Flace, late of tbe Harrisburg Sunday Telegram. The volume is from the graphic pen of Mr J. J. McLauria and is worthy of the subjeot, and will be a welcome addition to thousands of well selected libraries all over the land. The illustration are plentiful and are prettily designed and beautifully exocuted. The printing is from new type, on extra paper, the typography is faultless- and the binding exquisite. In short tbo book is all tbat skill, money and intelligent enterprise can make it. Tbe profits arising from the sale of tbe book are to be donated to printers wbo are sufferers by the Johnstown flood. Mr. Miles Banes the agent for this county, is now delivering the work to subscribers and anyone desiring to subscribe or haviug been missed can be supplied by dropping a postal card to Miles Banes,. 327 Bast Bald Eagle street, Lock Haven, l'a. The Associate Judgsbtp. The Wjlliamsport Republican nuder the head of "Clinton oounty politias" says: "The appointment of Judge W. Kipp Chesnut as FostmaBter of Renovo is among the possibilities of tho near future and in the event of his selection for tho place he will have to resign his position as Associate Judgo of Clinton county. Already a number of prominent gentlemen are mentioned as his probable successor, but among them no names seem to meet with more favor than that of George R. McCrea, a leading business mr-; .'of Renovo. Ho is in every way qualified for the place at-d is among tbe best members of tbe Republican party in Clinton county. Hohai worked always for the success of the party and in the event of Judge Chesnutt's resignation bis appointment would givo satisfaction throughout Clinton county. be represented in the base ball arena tbo coming summer? We have ample material for tbe formation of a first olass amateur club. Juhn Shaffer, the cannon ball pitcher who has puzzled mauy of the hardest hitters in the profession is again a resident of this city and doubtless could be induced to play and witb tbe support that could be gathered from tbe expert players of the town, a club oould be organized that would be hard to beat by any amateur club in the;�tato. Wiiltamsport baa a good club in tho field, and with the numerous professional and Bemi-profeBsional teams that will bo iu proximity to Lock Haven there would be no lack ol clubs to draw from. All that is required ia to raise money to procure grounds, and place them in suitablo condition and equip the olub. It can be done with little effort; Whe will make the move? Sehool Beport. Following is the report of school No. 6, Beech Creek District) for the third month of the term: Whole number In attendanee during the month, males 17, females 17; average number males 15, females 16; per cent, of attendance male 91, female 92., The pupils who have made a general average for term of 90 percent. In reading, orthography and arithmetic (the per sent, on examination papers used as three-fourths) are as follows: Hisses Tacy Soantlin, Alt* Bitner, Eva Miller. Rosa Bitner, Edna Bitner, Irene Soantlin, Elsie Gummo and Cynthia Bitner, Masters Ferry Gummo, Elmer Bitner an Alvin Streck. V. G. Adams, teaoher. Daily .Bound Trip Tickets. The passenger department of the Beech Creek Railroad has issned a elronlar authorizing the sale of ronnd trip tickets to and from the principle stations on their line, iocluding Newberry and WilliemspoTt. These round trip tickets will be sold at reduced rates, and will be valid for return trip same day or next succeeding day; if sold on Saturday they will be good until the following Monday. This is a liberal arrangement for tbe benefit of those who have occasion to take short trips to Williamsport, and also into the lumber and bituminous coal regions. The arrangement will go into effect March 1st. Contract Awarded. Contracts for furnishing furniture for tho new Normal School building were awarded yesterday as follows: For desks, rear seats, recitation benoh-es with folding tablets and three hundred society room chairs, the whole coat about $1,300. contract was given to tbe Blooms-burg Manufacturing Company. To the Grand Bapids School Furniture company a contract was awarded to furnish^ eight hundred opera chairB for ohapel, two principals desks, ten teachers tables and desks, the whole to cost about 11,300. Viewing a Bridge. County commissioners Engine, Orugan ano Kleckner went to Pine oreek this morning to meet the viewer* appointed to view and report on tbe new scspension bridge over Fine creek. The viewers appointed by the Court for Clinton county, are �. Wertz, A. J. Bigooy and Ex-Commissioner Wolf. There are also three viewers from Lyooming ooanty. Can't We Have Base Ball? The springlike weather has brought the base ball enthusiast to the front, and the tiuestion now is, why can't Lock Haven Charged WitU Arson, jevi Remick, a young man who* resides in tbe Fourth ward, was arrested yesterday afternoon on a warrant sworn out before Alderman Harris, in whioh he in obarged with arson. The arrest was made by Constable Martin and Detective West-brook. Remick was oommitted to jail on a commitment issued by tbe. Alderman by whom tbe warrant was issued. Jurors Discharged. Tbe Graud Jury's work lor the February term of court was completed yesterday, afternoon and the jurors were discharged. For want of space their report cannot be given until to-morrow. This morning all the traverse jurors for tbe first week excepting those trying the murder ease wen discharged. ' Regular Meetings. A regular meeting of tbe W. R. C. will beheld to-morrow evening'at the usual place of meoting. All members of the A. O. U. W. are requested to attend tbe regular meeting of the lodge tormorrow'evening, as bnsiness of importance will be transacted. personal FKNcnasas. Mr. and Mrs. Carson Clark are guests at tbe Irvin House. Mrs. Olark was formerly Miss Erne Blackburn. Miss Ida Milnor, of Warrensville, Lycoming county, was the guest last, night, of William B. Hauna and family. . Mr. A. Xander and wife are home again after a absence of several weeks. Mr. Xanders has completed his contract for erecting tho new tannery building at Jamison City. Mrs. R. B. Reitenour is home from a visit to Harrisburg, where she was seriously ill with La Grippe. Since her return she iu suffering witb muscular rheumatism and a relapse of the grip.