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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - January 3, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania wtrnig EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 259. LOCK HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSI.OE BROTHERS - PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. Drop a Russian microbe in the slot of jour montb, and get the influenza. We advise all our friends not to spend too mueh money on the frames of their resolutions. Tramfs won't work, says the Harris-burg Telegraph. Place tbom where they must oboose between working and starving and then report progress from time to time. It is said that Mary Anderson will leave the stage for an indefinite period. Our own Mary has talent but not genius, but her moral worth aDd sweet Christian character have added purity to the stage, and elovated its tone to the satisfaction of all good people. Tintypes by electricity is the latest. They are in the style of the "slot" ma-ehines, now so common. A person stands on a platform, drops a dime into a slot and the machine prints and carries the tin negative to the various baths necessary for developing, and in a few minutes hands the completed tintype to the patient waiter. FROM WASHINGTON The Wool Growers Give Their Views on the Subject of Tariff, PLAIN AND VALUABLE ARGUMENTS Mr. Kobert Ray Hamilton is going to have some difficulty in getting rid of the strumpet whom he made his wife. Her lawyers have filed an answer to his bill for an annulment of the marriage, whleh probably means that Mr. Robert Kay Hamilton will have to open hia cheok-book if he wants to enjoy tho privilege of a divorce. If Mrs. Southworth should die before going to trial, as the New York officers so confidently predict, the Fettus murder case would have a most fortunate ending. If she would live to face tho Commonwealth, the country will be flooded with reports of nastiness. Her death would indeed bo merciful to her and a decided benefit to public morals. We are under obligations to Postmaster-General Wanamaker for a copy of his annual report for the year ending June 80, 1SS9. This document was reviewed at the time it was sent to the President and it is only necessary to say here that it is a business like paper eminating from a business man and full of suggestions whieh, if adopted, will increase the efficiency of the department and redound to the advantage of the people. Tee coming year promises to ba one of prosperity for every branch of industry and every kind of manufacture io this conntry. Will the free trader rejoice as patriots over this, or will they moan and groan, grumble and growl, minify the good and magnify the bad in all that occurs, keeping up meanwhile a senseless and increasing twaddle about the "robber tariff?" Unfoatunately there is every reason to think that the latter is just what they will do^ Public Debt Statement. Washington, Jan, 2.-The debt statement issued this afternoon shows a decrease of the public debt dnring December amounting to $3,128,093.39. Total caBh in the Treasury $613,706,911.30. stx-Senator Lapham Seriously III. Canadaigda, Jan. 2.-Ex United States Senator E. G. Lapham, of this place, is dangerously ill. His condition has become so critical that he ib now under the constant care of three physicians. A Colliery Suipende Operations. Mount Cabmel, Jan. 2.-Congressman Scott's Pennsylvania colliery suspended operations to-day, throwing one thousand miners out of employment. PERSONA!. FEHCIIJNaS. Miss Stella Bickford and sister, of Lock Haven, are visiting friends in Williams-port. IT. E. Fortney, and family of Emporium, are visiting friends in this city and vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McCormick were guests at the Park Hotel, Williamsport, yesterday. Mrs. J. A. Winters, and daughters Villa, have returned from a pleasant visit ' with friends and relatives near Johnstown. Janitor Krebs, who takes care of the Court Housb is nearicg his 04 th birthday. His father was the first Prothonotary of Clinton County. J. G. Stewart, gave a pleasant New Tears party at his farm residence in Dunn-table township on New Years eve in honor of his son Brown Stewart, of Philadelphia. Samuel Guise, and wife of Pine Creek township says the Jeresey Shore Vidette are the oldest couple in Clinton County. Mr. Guise is eighty-four and Mm. Guise ia eighty-two years old, and both are enjoying good health, at present. The census taker will soon be making his rounds. At May's Landing, New Jersey, he will commemorate a German woman and her four children to which she gave birth in the same hour last week, all of whom are large and healthy and doing well/ Before tbe Way, and Mum Committee Why Wool Is Diminishing In Thl. Conn' try-A Great l*oal of Iaforinatlon Brought Out by tho Testimony or Representative Wool Growers. Washington, Jan. 2.-The Ways and Means Committee to-day heard arguments by representatives of the wool growers. George H. Wallace, of Missouri, read a prepared paper abounding with statistics, to demonstrate the necessity for maintaining the duties on imported wool, and suggested an adjustable tariff, which would diminish when wool was scarce and high in price, and increase when it was plentiful and low in price. He dwelt at length upon what he described as imperfections of the present classifications, saying that in Wanamaker's store could be seen pantaloons made of tbird-olaBs or carpet wools and sold at (3.50 per pair. The importers of carpet wools said that this grade of wool waa used everywhere and for all kinds of wool manufacturing as well as carpets. This demonstrated tbe fact that the importation of third-class wool under the present law is diminishing the production of wool in America. Representative Flower questioned Mr, Wallace closely as to the actual cost of wool production in Missouri, eliciting the fact that the land was worth from (33 to (40 per acre, and that it would maintain one sheep per acre. the cost of fbodection. Representative Carlisle joined in the in qniry and ascertained from the witness that tbe fleece averaged about(1.50. Tbe actual cost of production of the wool was about twenty cents a pound. There was no money to be made at that figure, but there were other indications to be heeded, sneh as the manuring of the land, the fact that sheep cleared off brambles and weeds, and othorwise benefitted the farm. Mr. Carlisle remarked that that was to be supposed; the sheep were not valuable alone for wool and mutton. Mr. Breckenridge sought to ascertain the prodnction of third-class wool io tbe United States, but the witness said that owing to the faet that the class of wool used in carpets varied according to tho quality of the manufacture, be could not give any ezaot figures. The wool growers had found the carpet manufactures very reticent in giving information. Mr. Breckenridge having put a long hypothetical question respecting the amount of profit in wool growing in the United States, the witness replied dryly that he would find that subject discussed with great ability in the President's Message of two years ago. fa yoking free wool. F. B. Bennett, of Boston, editor of the American Wool Reporter, waB the next witness, and said that,two petitions would be presented to Congrnss-one Bigned by 530 persons in favor of free wool, and the other signed by 206 persons in favor of an ad valorum duty on wool in place of the present specific form of duty. The witness having mentioned the name of Joseph Kitcbenman, a signer of the free wool petition, as a large manufacturer and leading Republican of Philadelphia, and one wno helped to raise the celebrated Philadelphia oampaign fund in the last campaign, Mr. Doak, of Philadelphia, rose in the rear of the room and flatly contradicted the statement, saying that Mr. Kitcbenman was a life-long Democrat and never bad contributed to the Republican oampaign fund. Continuing the witness said the petition showed that tbe rank and file of smaller manufacturers �jejn> as willing to express their opinion in regard to tho wool duties as were the great leaders of tbe trade. No effort bad been made to ascertain tbe politics of tbe signers of these petitions. (Laughter.) A petition for reduoed du* ties upon wool for the benefit of tbe man. ufacturers who furnish our domestic wool growers the aolo market for their fleece wonld Bcoure a great many signers among that portion of our agricultural population concerned in tho raising of wool. other developments. The witness next spoke of tbe ad valorem petition, describing the sitrners as among tbe largest merchants and manufacturers and leading letters from experts favoring this system of tariff. They favored compound duties on manufacturers of wool, because of the difficulty of determining tboir vsIucb; but the same objection conld not be made to an ad valorem duty on raw wool, as the prices were known all over the world and under valuation could cot be practiced. In answer to Chairman McKinlej, witness said that personally be favored the ad valorem petition. He was averse to radical changes, and believed that an ad val-j orem duty of 40 pel cent, on combing and 30 per ceut on carpet wool would afford sufficient protection. Replying to Mr. Carlisle, witness said that it was undoubtedly true that as land increased in price the sheep decreased, Where tbe sheep decreased the prosperity of the inhabitants increased vastly. He did not think that the tariff on wool had increased the price realized by the wool-grower. At the oonolnsionof Mr. Bennett's testi mony a recess was taken. STOLE THE RECORDS. An Incoming- Officer Cburgns His Predecessor with Abirractina" Papers. Chicago, Jan. 2.-County Attorney Terhuue, who assumed tbe dntiea of hia office yesterday, to-day wrote a letter to bis predecessor in office, E. R. Bliss, declaring that the latter on going ont of office had abstracted the files and ether evidence in a number of the "boodle' eontract cases now pending before the courts. Terhune declares that the action has crippled him in tbe pioaeeution of these oases, and demands the return of the papers in question. He warns Bliss that, if he fails to oomply with this demand, an action in mandamus against him for their recovery will be begun. Farmers' Institute. Following is the program of the Far-mers'Institute and general Farmer's Con vention to be held at Mill Hall, January 15, 16 and 17, under tbe auspices of the State Board of Agriculture: wednesday evening. Lecture. Subject: "Observations Arizona and Mexico," by Prof. I. A. Harvey, Geologist, of Beech Creek, Pa., Lecture to commence at 1:30 P. M. thursday forenoon. The Farm an Educator." By W. B Stevenson, Lock Haven, Pa. "What Special Education ia Needed by tbe American Farmer." By Prof. J. T. Ailman, ThompsontowD, Juniata Co., Pa. Distemper in Hoises." By. C. R. Good, V. S., Lock Haven, Pa. "Tbe Barn a Manufactory." By A, P. Young, ofMillville, Columbia Co., Pa. Questions and Answers. thursday afternoon. "Life on the Farm." By Hiss M. A, Meyer, Clintondale, Pa. "Social Culture Among Farmers." By Miss Annie E. Gnndy, of LewlBbnrg, Pa. 'Some points wherein we fail, whioh others see and we do not." ByT. B. Terry, of Hndson, Ohio. Questions and Answers. thursday evening. Lecture. Subject: "Paris, and tbe Universal Exposition." By Prof. L. E. Reber, State College, Pa. This Lecture will be Illustaated by views thrown upon soreen. Lecture begins at 7:30 P. M. friday forenoon. "The Almanac and its Signs," By John A. Gundy, Member of the State Board of Agriculture, Lewisburg, Pa. Small Fruits." By A. C. Sisson, La-Flume, Lackawanna Co., Pa. 'Some of the Causes of Depression in Farming." By R. S. Searle, Member of tbe State Board of Agrioulture, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pa. Questions and Answers. friday afternoon. "Italic Farming." By Hon. J. A. Woodward, Howard, Pa. "Treatment of Clover." By T. B. Ter-, Hudson, Ohio. "An all the year round Macadam Road; Being an opportunity of Decreasing Taxation and Increasing Farm Values and Profits; How shall we avail ourselves of Bo R. S. Downing, Member of the State Board of Agriculture, West Chester, Pa. Questions and Answers. friday evening. Lecture. Subject: "Composition of Soils." By Prof. G. G. Groff, of Bucknoll University, Lewisburg, Pa. Good hotel accommodations will be furnished at 25 cents per meal, or (100 per day. AH the sessions will be free. For further information apply to J. A. Herr, Cedar Springs, Pa. Return of the Favorites. The Waite Comedy Company will return to this city on Monday for another week, and will present a repertoire of entirely new plays. Tbe opeuing drama will be M'LiBB," and will be appropriately staged and costumed. The company is so well known that a simple announcement is all that ia necessary to insure orowded houses. A handsome suit of furniture will be chanced off on Saturday evening, in which all who attend during tb,e week will be entitled to a cbance foi every tioket they purchase. Two silver ice pitchers will also be chanced off during tbe week. Poor Murderers to Banff Feb. SO, Harbisburg, Jan. 2.-This afternoon Governor Bearer issued warranta for the execution of the following murderers, who will bo hanged on tho 20th of February next: Thos. J. Cole and Jacobs. Sohoop, Philadelphia, sentenced last March; William S. Hopkins, Bellefonte, sentenced November 80th, and John W. Rudy, Lancaster, sentenced last January. TERSELY TOLD TALES. All the Latest Local Events Up to 2:30 It Told in a Concise Manner. SUDDEN DEATH OF E. W. ANTHONY Gentlemanly Firemen-To I^ook Alter the Canal-Tied up by La Grippe-Farmers1 Institute- Deaths of a Tear-A New Firm-School Board Meetinff To-Night -His Noee Wne Broken. The community was shocked this morning by the announcement that Edward E. Anthony was dead. But few persons knew of his illness, which began last Sun day morning. At 7 o'clock this morning his death occurred. Mr. Anthony was born October 22d, 1845, and was consequently aged 44 years, 2 months and 11 days. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his death. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, services to be held at the family residence, Chnrcb street. Interment will be made at Highland cemetery. Building* an Iron Bridge. The Jersey Shore Herald says: "The construction of the iron railroad bridge across Pine oreek, is progressing rapidly. The main struotnre was put up so as to. admit of taking out tbe trestling in the short period of CO hours aotual labor. The bridge is 60 feet high, 20 feet wide, and 384 feet long. The large "traveler" was 102 feet from the water. The bridge is a monstrous structure and will soon be com pleted. The band went out on Christmas afternoon and serenaded the bridge workmen. Officers Elected. At a regular meeting of the Hand-in-Hand Hose Company held last night the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, C. E. Oberhelm; Vice President, Robert Scheid; Secretary, L. M. Smale; Treasurer, H. L. Gonld; Foreman, Wm. Frank; First Assistant, George Curns; Second Assistant, Herman Oberbeim; Trustee, L. M. Smale; Delegate to State Convention, H. L. Gould; Alternate, J. A.Marshall; Janitor, George Gibson. Meetings To-NIght. Tbe regular meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps will be held this evening at tbe usual hour. Tbe Young People's Christian Union, of the English Lutheran Church, will meet in regular monthly session this evening at :30 o'clock. Visitors always welcome. The Young People's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church, will meet this evening, at 7:30, in the chapel. Topic for roll call-"Strength." Tied Up by Ia Grippe. The Russian Influenza, or La Grippe, is slowly but surely finding victims in this city, and a number of persons were afflicted yesterday by the new disease. This morning tbe local freight train known as tbe Sunbury local was tied up in tbe lower freight yard on account of illness of the engineer. There are many of tbe railroad men ill with influenza, and the disease seems to be especially severe on railroad men. Funeral Notice. Tbe funeral of Joseph H. Reeder will take place Saturday morning. Funeral services will bo held at the residence of Samuel H. Probst, corner of Bald Eagle and Washington streets at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made at Eagleville. Tbe pall bearers are Herman Oberbeim, James Myers, Ira Smith, Louis Smale, Wilbnrt Wiotera and John D. Weaver. To Look After the Canal. Supervisor A. G. Brown has been appointed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as overseer of the company's canal property in this city and on tbe opposite aide of the river. Mr. Brown is going over tbe ground to day. Special Meeting. Aspeoial meeting of Clinton Lodge No. 98,1. O. O. F. will be held this evening at their hall at 7:30 o'clock for the purpose of making arrangements for the funeral of E. H. Anthony, whioh will take place Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Hurt by the Care. (Sherman Pruner, a young man employed In the lower freight yard, met with an accident this morning. His left hand waa oanght between the bumpers- and badly crushed. No bones were broken, but tbe wounds are painful. Deaths of a Year. Tbe Williamsport Sun and Banner yesterday printed a record of the deaths in that city during the past year. Tbe record shows that the total number of deaths in the city was 196. There were eighteen deaths in Deoember. A FIG LEAF OF BEADS. The Gorgeous Manner in Which Some African Belles are Attired. Stevens, the New York World't African exployer, gives in his latest letter this description of the Belles of a village visited by him: As we had supplied our men lib erally with cloth to trade for food, and were remaining a day for purpose of traffic, tbe Wah-Teita celebrated tbe occasion by turning out in their most gorgeous cos tumcs. Gorgeous 'ib hardly the word to apply to the get up of tbe ordinary African savage, but it may well be allowed to stand in regard to thegalacostumes of the plump oily skinned Wa-Teita Belles, who fairly took possession of our camp on this oeoasion. The ladies of the tribe believe in the time-honored idea of enhancing their oharms instead of concealing them To carry out this happy feminine conceit tbey array themselves almost exclusively in a costume of beads, of which ornaments they manage to wear a most astonishing quantity. Young women came strutting proudly into our camp with certainly not less than thirty or forty pounds of beads of various bright colors disposed about tbeir persons. The M'Teita belle files her front teeth to a sharp point, which leads you to draw irreverent comparisons between her knowing smile and the jaws of a rat-trap. Her chin is elevated like a British soldier's by the enormous collar of beads she wears, and various other little peculiarities reveal themselves to our eyes or our nostrils aa she poses before our tent to be admired. You see nothing of a fashionable M'Teita woman's neck. Tho whole contour from chin to collar bone is filled out with a bulky roll of hundreds of strings of many colored beads that elevates the chin and mpedes the movements of the head. Forty or fifty other and longer strings, suspended from each shoulder, cross between the breasts, forming a bandolier that seemed to us as mncb of a burden as an ornament. Another hnge coil encircles tbe waste, or in some instances, instead of innumerable strings, a bead belt of curious pattern and neat design. One would think this were beads enough to satify even the moBt bead-loving African damsel. But even these massive accumulations fall short of perfection in the eye of the M'Teita belle. Whenever there is room about her person to bestow a bead there rest assured, will the bead be found, if she has enough to go around. Tbe head is shaved so as to leave a circular patch of wool on the erown about three inches in diameter. A broad band or oorooec of beads encircles and covers this shaven part, and the hair of the crown gathered and twisted into hundreds of tiny strings, on each of which is threaded red, white, blue or green bead. Hoops of beads threaded on wire adorn the ears; neat cuff like bandB of tbe same bright artioles encircle arms and legs, aud indeed, the very fig leaf with which ber simple soul satisfies tbe requirements of decency a tiny apron of beads, fringed and embellished by a border of tiny iron chains of Chaga workmanship. But the most curious objeot about the 'Teita ladies' ooBtume, and which was Been by us on the women of no other tribe, observed from a back view. Suspended from the beads around her waist ;is a piece of goatskin, patterned after an exaggerated swallow-tail, tbe pointed extremities of whioh descend to the calves and flap jauntly about her legs as she walks. It is needless to add that this strange garment also is adorned with beads. Plot!"re to yourself a hundred or so chocolate-hued women of all sizes and ages, one-half of their persons glistening like patent leather in the bright sun, with every motion of their supple bodies, by reason of the liberal dressing of castor oil tbey have plastered on, aud the other half bright and barbarous of color-masses of beads, and you have seen with us a truly East Africa speotacle. FROM PUNXSUTAWSEY School Hoard Meeting To-Nlgtat. The regular monthly meeting of City Sohool Board will be held this evening at o'clock, instead of 7:30 as previously called, News From an Up Blver Town Prom the Kenovo Record. Bitumen, the new coal toal town above Cook's Run, is progrtssing finely. W. T. MoCloakey, of Westport, is building twelve new bouses this winter. There are upwards of 200 miners employed, and the output grows larger weokly. The ooal is of good quality and the demand cannot be supplied. The company expeets to double its capacity for mining and shipping coal this year. Mr. J. B. Leshor, of Lock Haven, was town Wednesday evening, installing the wly elected officers of Bucktail Post. Capt. W. D. Harper, an old veteran of the war and a brave soldier was honored with tbe posirion of commander. Mr. Lesher waa accompanied hero by David Salmon of the John S. Bittuer Post,. Lock Haven. The following officers of the Woman's Relief Corps, No. 34, Renovo, were installed Wednesday evening by Mrs. Evans, of Lock Haven: Mrs. R. M. McsBimer, President; Mrs. Miniban, Vice President; Mrs. Hoke, Junior Vibe President; Mrs. Fleming, Treasurer; Mrs. Durell, Secretary; Mrs. Drauoker, Conduotor; Mrs. Grays, Guard. The Sheriff Not Yet Served the Warrants on the Striking Miners. THE COMPANY DETEBMINED TO TO A Member Says They Will Spend* Million Dollars if Necessary, to'Come Out Abend -Blood-Sbed Feared-A Serious Csve-1 -Two ^Hundred Feet of Railroad Track Sinks at Plymouth. Pittsburg, Jan. 2.-A Punxsutawhey special saya: Tbe Buflalo, Koohester and Pittsburg Company, whose employes to the number of 1,500 men and boys are now on strike, were not successful in tbeir effort to eject tbe miners from their bouses to-day. Sheriff Sutter, of the county, refused to act as promptly ia the matter the company desired. To-day was set by the company as tbe time for serving the writs of ejectment, which have already been issued, but the Sheriff has until the February court to make a return of his writs, and he can serve them any time within the intervening period that may suit his inclinations. Superintendent Haskell declares that be will open the mines on Monday at any cost. He says if he gives in to the miners this time the company might as well close ts works, as the men will be more insolent than ever, and arrogate to themselves the entire control of the works. The company is put to an expense of about (700 a day in maintaining its guard of 140 Pink-erton men, and the officials say they will break tbe strike if it costs the company a million dollars. The attempt to put in new men next Monday will be resisted and blood-shed may result, aa; the Hun. gariana are desperate. CHAT BY THE WAT. SBBIOCS CAVE-IN. Two Hundred Feet of Ballroad Track Sink at Plymouth. Wilkesoarbk, Jan. 2.-About two hundred feet of the tracks of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, caved in at Plymouth this afternoon. Tbe cave-in has extended to the Methodist Episcopal Church, but the building has not been damaged. The entire territory surrounding it has been undermined. Large gangs of men have been set to work to prop up the interior of the mine, and all tbe miners have quit work. Personal Mention. From the Bellefonte Gazette. Joe W. Furey, editor of . the Clinton Daily Democrat, of Look Haven, one, of the ablest journalists in the State of Pennsylvania, and at one time editor of the Watchman of Bellefonte, circulated around among his many friends in this place on Wednesday. Wherever Joe looks in Bellefonte he can always find those who have the kindest regard for him. He departed on the evening train for Look Haven. Miss Annie.Mills, a bright and promis log young lady of Lock Haven, accompanied by Mrs. Brungard, spent last week among friends in Centre HalT, Spring Mills and Millheira. Mrs. Brungard is a native of this county and before her marriage lived in the vicinity of Reberaburg. Miss Mills is a talented young lady and is quite expert as a musician,' and manipulates the keys of an instrument with grace and expertness. Gentlemanly Firemen. The Renovo Nem pays this compliment to tbe delegation of firemen from this eity who attended the firemen's ball In that pUvje on New Year's Eve: Among tbe Lock Haven friends who attended the ball on Now Year's Eve we noticed the following boys of the Hand-in-Hand: C. E. Oberbeim, L. M. Smale, H. Oberbeim, Rob. Scheid, O. Book, Geo. Kerns, Ed. Till, J. Till, Chas. Ritchie and . Hubbard. The boys looked real nice in their oriole uuiforms and carried themselves in a highly cteditabble manner. The Good Will Company was represented by M. Misker, F. Sabietnmel and siveral others whose names we can not recall. Tbe Lock Haven friends won many compliments Dy their appearance and gentlemanly conduct. Items of Local and General Interest Gathered by Oar Reporters*. Achew! achew! achew! ' ~ Quinine pills make a very acceptable holiday gift this year. The Waite Comedy Company will score another success next week io this city. "M'Liss" by the Waite Comedy Company at tbe Opera House next Monday evening. Have you got the grippe? You're not in tbe fashion if you haven't, so you'd better get it. Let us be. of good cheer, remembering that tbe misfortunes hardest to bear are those which uever happen. Russia in 1888 produced more petroleum than the United States, a fact whieh may be news to some people. Some Look Haven people are glad that they do not have to shovel any snow off tbeir sidewalks, but they are hot liverymen. A drunken stranger fell against a" window pane at Bloomsburg and smashed it. The proprietor of the shop didn't want to arrest him aud offered to settle for (1.50. The stranger after considerable growling handed a (20 bill and; reoelved/(18.G0 change. The bill was no good. To Rncourage Matrimony., Wllkesbarre Leader. The female population of Plymouth is much agitated over tbe organization of a select and secluded set known as the Yellow Garter Club. It is a secret society whioh meets once a week for the transaction of some business, and each member is bound to wear the badge from whioh the society derives its name- At a ball held in the people's Theatre the'other evening one of the fair members so far forgot ber-self as to give the secrets away. She says, "Now don't you know any thing about our club? Well, we have twenty-one members already and tbe limit is just twenty-five. No one will be taken in until the rules are obanged and you bet we are not going to change them In a hurry."' * What was your object in forming sneh a club?" "We wanted to be fully organized before the leap year and It will take OS about a year yet to get everything into working order." "Why did you call it the Yellow Garter Club?" "Because the garter has always been connected with great honor. Knights of the Garter are always considered among tbe first of the nobility of England. -Then we adopted yellow as a color, being the nearest thing to orange blossom yon know. We all agreed it waa the most fitting." "The objeot of your club ii to ensour-age matrimony?" "Yes, that's one of the objects, but marriage is a failure so very often nowadays that we must remedy this evil aa much as possible." : 1 ' "How do you propose to remedy it?" "We meet and talk the fellow* over among ourselves at the weekly meetings and you know that twenty-five pairs of eyes can see the defeats In a young man better than one pair can, and when that one pair of eyes are in love no defects are seen, for love is blind. But the defects are soon felt after the marriage ceremony is over. Then we have another scheme- but, oh, I shouldn't have told you so muob." 1 NEWS OF THE NATION. Sniclde of a Prison Matron. New York, Jan. 2.-Tbe body of Mrs. McAuliffe, matron of tbe Essex Market prison, was found to-day in the JSaes River. She bad been transferred from the Tombs prison to Euex December 15. To-day the Department of Charities and Corrections received her letter of resignation dated December 20. Mrs. McAuliffe was 30 years old. It is supposed she committed suicide. Heavy Failure. Bellefonte, Jan. 2.-The large iron firm of Curtin & Co., near here, made an assignment to-day in favor of ex-Governor . G; Curtin and C'onstan Curtin. Tbeir liabilities are about (200,000. A later estimate place* tbe liabilities at about (125,000; nominal assets about (50,-000. John Loban, Sr., State Florist, died Wednesday at his residehoe luHarriaburg, aged about 70 years. Mayor Noouan, of St. Louis,-has vetoed the gaa bill recently passed by the} municipal Assembly, popularly known a* the "Robber gas bill'' Gabrielle Oberbauer, a pretty and talented young crayon artist, (hot herself dead in New York Wednesday afterooorj, because of alienation, from ber family and the desertion of her lover. An aged woman in Elmwood, near Cincinnati, being taken ill while out driving; requested her driver to take her to the office of an undertaker, whom she knew well. He did so and she died a: few minutes after ber arrival. , In Mitchell county. North Carolina, on Christmas day, three men were killed in a drunken row. Last Friday, Monroe Garland, a brother of one of the murdered men, rode up to a crowd at the soene of tbe fight and fired into it, killing three men and wounding twelve. President Harrison Wednesday gave bis first New fear's reception at the White House. It was an occasion of unusnal brilliancy, tbe turn out of officials end citizens being exceptionally large. The President was assisted by Mrs. McKee, Mrs Morton and tbe wives of cabinet bffioers. A notable reeeptioa was also given by Viee President Morton at bis uew.resMeaeey and several Cabinet officers also received. CharleB King, said to be "probably the oldest man in New England," will, it ia alleged, reach the age of 109 years on the 15th of this-month, aboald be survive until then. He was born, Doer Quebec, and was tbe last of a family of 10 sons, one of whom is asserted to br.ve reached the age of 110. Mr. King Wednesday celebrated tbe new year's, advent by a family gathering in Middlatown, Masssnhaasws. at whioh 40 of bis deaceadahta were present. He has the usual good health and memory of centenarians, his only complaint being an astbmatio trouble, ;