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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - January 4, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 260. LOCK. HAVEN, PA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1890 PRICE-^TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOB BROTHERS � . PUBLIBHEBS CURRENT COMMENT. How are your new resolution holding out? THEhs is a general agitation all over toe state in favor of better roada. This is a good sign. The roan who isn't Buffering from an attaok of influenza feels tbat be is quite out of the fashion. Yoong men to the front. The managing editor of the London Timet, Jobn Walter, is thirty-five. ft ma; yet be neoassaiy to pat this winter on ice to keep it from spoiling. This paragraph is not copyrighted. If you make a New Year resolution pat it in a frame and hang it above tbe dining table where yon can see It often. Patti has changed the oolor of her hair, but she still retains her pristine greed of gold. $4,000 for warbling twenty minutes.' Whew! I Lord Salisbury, England's Premier, has tbe grip. Mr. Gladstone's North American Review article advocating free trade was enough to give it to him. We think the parents who - permit their daughters to tramp the streets in the "wee ems' hours," should remember that the shame of a probable dowofal attaab.es to j them. _ The New York Pre**, one of the best j and cheapest Republican newspapers in the country, celebrated the new yetr by coming ont In an elegant sew dress and enlarging to six pages. Tbe cause ol protection has no more able advocate than the Press, THE TRENTON TRAGEDY A Prominent Dentist's Wife Mysteriously Silled With Chloroform. LACK OP EVIDENCE OP A BtJBGLABY The authorities of South Dakota are preparing to make it very bot for an insurance swindler who wrote op $1,000,000 of bogus life insurance without authority, Tbe only trouble Is tbat they oan't find tbe swindler, and this trifling incident, may delay bis punishment for some time. Tax Providence Journal aaya that any attempt which Governor Bill may make to force himself to tbe front as a Presidential candidate is " ridiculous," and that tbe Democratic party is "not in tbe mood to throw itself away on such a man." It la obvious that the Journal, which is a Hagwump paper, is not in the habit of reading the Democratic press very closely. Beginning with tbe organs of the parly in New York and Brooklyn, down to tbe oroaa-roads oracles, there are probably not a dozen Democratic journals in the country which do not regard the Governor of New York with profound respect, ar,d most of which would apparently be glad to have the opportunity of supporting him mb Presidential candidate. The Providence Journal baa yet to learn a good deal of the sentiment and temper of its new associates. A Wmrning to Chnreb Sleepers. A Williamsport boy says,tbe Qazette and Bulletin, who was, attending a meeting in the Pine Street M. E. Church on Thursday night, fell asleep and was not awakened when ihe ohurch was looked. He did not awake until after midnight, and was greatly astonished when be found himself in the dark. With some difficulty he managed to raise a window, orawled out and went home. The boy has always bean in the habit of coming in early la the evening, and bis prolonged absence frightened his parents considerably. Free Bridge Workers. The men who are at work in tbe Interest of the free bridge movement are meeting with good success in securing subscriptions. Two of the committeemen seen yesterday by a reporter had almost 12,000 subscribed on their papers. There are six subscription papers ont in the hands of as many men, who are making a canvass of the townships on the north Bide of tbe river. SVNDAX SERVICES. Services at the Disciple ohurch io tbe morning at 10:30 and evening at 7. Services at the Baptist ohurch in tbo morning at 10:30; evening at 7; Sunday school at 2:15. Services in Great Island Presbyterian Church at 10:80 a. m. and 7 p. m. San" day School at 2 p. m. Services at the East Main street M. �. Church in tbe evening at 7 o'clock. Preaching at Flemlngton in tbe morning. St Paul's Episcopal Church-Services in the morning at 10:30, evening at 7. Sunday School at 12:15. Strangers welcome. Trinity H. E. ohorah: Preaching at 10:30 a. m. and at 7 p. m. by tbe pastor. Sunday school at 9 p. m. Meeting of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor at 6 p. m. At the English Lutheran church preach, lug at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m. by tbe pastor. Sunday school at 2 p, m. and Young People'* prayer meeting at 6:10 p. m. Berriots every night except Saturday night at 7 o'clock p. m. All are Invited. Mystifies the Police and TUt'J Ace Now Looking for the Thleves-The Story or tbe Pretty Type Writer-Mr. KhIBJd IMbJected to an Interview by the Police. Tkehtok, N. J. Jan. 3-The city bai been startled by the discovery of the murder of Mrs. Arthur Kniffin, the handsome wife of one of our city's leading dentists. She was|fonnd suffocated to death in her apartments, and the tragedy is most mysterious, thongb burglars are generally be-lieved to be the murderers. Dr. Kniffin is away from borne, having gone to Warren county Thursday morning on a business trip. The discovery of the murder was made by Dr. Shannon, Dr. Kniffiu's partner, who came to the dental rooms from bis boarding house, a block away On entering tbe bouse he found all the rooms in a state of confusion. The drawers in the tables of the operating room on the second floor had been drawn oat and their ocmlenta bcartel ed over the floor. Proceeding to tbe labratory and other rooms on tbe same floor there was equal disorder. ah awfoi. scene in a bedkoom. The KniffinB' sleeping apartments were overhead, and Dr. Shannon, not finding Mrs. Kniffin about, went to the third story to Investigate farther. The door of the nearest room was open, and on tbe floor lay the unconscious form of His* Parcell, a pretty typewriter and a relative of the family, wbo had been boarding with the Kniffln's. She was in her night robe. Dr. Shannon at first knooked violently on the door, but failing to raise Hiss Purcell, went nearer and shook her arm. This also failing, he looked farther, and In an adjoining obam-ber aaw Mrs. Kniffin lying in bed, her features horribly distortned, her right arm across ber forehead and the band olinched as if it bad been squeezed id a vice. It took but a moment to deoide that she was dead. Dr. Shepard, a neighboring physician, as oailed and the police were notified. Miss Purcell being still alive, prompt attention was given to her, but it took an hour's exertion to bring her to. To Chief MuCbesney she then told the following story: UIBB TOBCELl/S STOUT. Mrs. Kniffin and I retired at an early boat at night, occupying the same apartment on tbe third floor. She was restless and complained of not being sleepy. Finally 1 fell asleep. The next thing 1 knew I was aroused by her screams. I don't know what hoar it was, bat think it may have been about 3 o'clock. Mrs. Kniffin screamed 'Burglars!' I immediately sprang from the bed and ran Into the next room, intending to raise a window and shout for help. I was seized, however, by a man who threw me to tbe floor and applied a handkerchief to my face. "At tbe same time I saw Mrs. Kniffin struggling with another man, who was holding her down in bed. 1 then became unconscious." Miss Parsell is still quite prostrated, and for that reason will not be further questioned for the present. Neither she nor Dr. Shannon could detect the loss of any vaulable artioles such sa burglars might carry off. tjttlb stolen and tdk houbk locked. The police are rather puzzled over the BJFalr because of tbe studious effort apparently made to give the greatest possible air of confusion to every apartment, while the booty, if there was any, must have been insignificant. The house, the police say, was also found tightly looked up, and It is difficult to see how the bnrglars entered or retreated. Even if they had skeleton keys it seems atrange that they should have taken tbe precaution to look the doors again after coming oat. Further mystery is added by the recollection tbat about a month ago another robbery was reported at the house, with the information furnished by Mrs. Knifliin tbat a barglar bad hold a revolver over ber bead while his accomplice ransaoked ber room. On that occasion also Dr. Enifflln was away. Tbe couple lived happily together. They had one child, a 10 year-old son, who slept through the night'* events undisturbed. In the dental rooms there were, of course, various soporifics, and it is believed chloroform was used. chloroform on tdk bed qtj1lt. A corner of Mrs, Kniffin's bed quilt was found saturated, as if this had been applied to ber lace. There were no marks of violence on ber body, except tbat her right band was Coroner Bower took ohar^c of the remains, and the police are guarding the rooms inviolate till tbe return of Dr. Eniffin, wbo has been telegraphed for. Augustus A.. Reid, one of the first to enter the fcouee, oUims tbat the rear door was unlocked. the cokoser empanels a jc11t. Tiienton, N. J., Jan. 3.-Coroner Bow-en this afternoon impanneled a jury in the Kuiffin murder case and decided to bavc a post mortem examination to-morrow, and tbe inquest on Monday. The jury viewed the remains which show much discoloration and great swelling of tbe faco and several scratches on the chin. Miss Emma Purcell, the typewriter, who is a cousin oi the dead woman, haa almost entirely recovered from her prostration. She still insists on tbe truth of her story of a barglar, although the police oan find so little to justify this theory, that they are not looking for tbe burglars. Dr. Kniffin reached Trenton from Broad way, Warren county, to-night and was immediately taken under the escort of de. teotiveB to the police station and snjeoted to a private interview. The police say the doctor is not under arrest. He was sub sequently taken to the house by the detective to see whether any of his property was missing. In his interviow with the police, be admitted tbat he met Miss Purcell at Philipsburg, N. J., yesterday, but said it was a chance meeting at the station, and that they were together only a few moments. The police are still mystified aa to tbe true story of the murder, bnt do not believe that tbe crime was committed by burglars. Hew Be Paid His Lawyer's Fee. San Francisco Examiner, "My first case in San Francisco," said Attorney James K. Wilder, "waB tho defence of a young fellow charged with stealing a watch belonging to a Catholic priest. 1 was appointed by tbe court, because the prisoner said he had no money. 'The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and as the defendant was leaving the court room I called him back, and just as a joke handed him my card and told him to bring me around tbe first $50 he got. Next day he walked into my office and planked down two 20� and a 10. 'Where did you get all this roonoyi" I demanded, as soon as 1 got over my surprise enough to speak. "'Sold the priest's watch,' ho replied, as he bowed himself out." TERSELY TOLD TALES. All the Latest Local Events Up to 2:30 P. M. Told in a Concise Manner. SCHOOL B0AED MEETING LAST NIGHT NEWS OF THE NATION. Robert G. Blaine, brother of the Secretary of State, has been appointed Deputy First Auditor of the Treasury Department. For the past, eight years be was curator in tbe Agricultural Department. While local actors were performing The Blue and the Gray," in a hall in Canajobarie, Now York, on Wednesday night, John Barrett, of the Union Army, was shot in the bead and had ote eye destroyed. During a bull fliibt at VillaLerdo, Mexico, on Tuesday last, one side of the plaza floor gave way, and tbe spectators were preoipitated to the ground. A panic followed, and hundreds of persona were injured, but none fatally. By an explosion of natural gas at Economy, Pa., Thursday morning George Hirschbaum, aged 40 years, was killed, and John Booker seriously injured. They wore looking, with a lantern, for the cause of a short supply of gas. The iron firm of Curtin & Co., near Bellefonte, P�., made an assignment Thursday to ex-Governor Curtin and Con-stan Curtin. Tbe liabilities are about 6125,000; nominal assets about 950,080. The works were established in 1810, and have been iu continual operation almost ever since As MisB Maggie Layman was dressing for her wedding at. Brandon, Ohio, on Wednesday night, she picked up a revolver and was about to place it in her dresser drawer when the weapon was discharged. The ball entered her thigh, producing a dangerous wound. The wedding was postponed. At Lancaster, Penu., Thursday afternoon, iu the case of William R. Rorers, a Pennsylvania Railroad engineer, on trial for crimnal negligence in causing the death of Jobn C. Ryan, a conductor, tho jury returned a verdict of not guilty. Rogers ran into Ryan's train while asleep at his post, having been on duty 22 hours. Tbe Helena Herald, Republican, reports that at a joint session of the Montana Legislature Thursday, T. C. Power was eleoted United States Senator on the second ballot, he receiving 35 votes to 3 for Mantel. Power is a wealthy merchant, and was tbo Republican candidate lor Montana, defeated by Toole. The British steamer Croma, which arrived at New York Thursday from Mid-dleboro, bad a rough voyage. She shipped oue sea which carried everything before it, smaahiug one boat and damaging others, washing away part of tbe flying bridge, and injuring several of tbe crew. The engineer says tbat part of this sea went down the funnel, the top of which is 5G feet above the water. T. 1$. Ripey, the distiller, or Anderson county, Eentuoky, has sold to the English syndicate, represented by M. Hoff-heimer, promoter, of New York, a two-thirds interest in his distilleries, which are valued at $500,000. Mr. Ripey is retained as manager of tbo hnsiness for five years, at a salary of $3,000 a year. All his brands of whiskey, together with all rights, titles and interests in these distilleries, pasu with tho sale, "M'Liss" at tho Opera Mouse, Monday evening, with Cora Nelleon and tho full foflaeuza SprfadiDjr-Scbools to JBeopeo- Death or Mrs. Bedner-Free Bridge Workers-His Farewell Hervlce-A Paper Mill Accident-Tim Gensib Boys-Fnoerel Notice. The regular monthly meetiug of the City School Board was held last night with Messrs. Bridgens, Gould, Klapp, Morlock, Myers, Martin, Rittmab, Welliver and Miohaels present. The Finance Committee reported the following bills with their approval for which orders were granted: B. F. Brown $1.00; S. Summers $1.75; J. H. Ricker & Son 25c; A. S. Bittner $5.85; Steam Heat Company $50; Vandyke, Hanna & Quigley *6.17; Evening Expkebs 88.25; J. P. Moyer$1.05; P, P. Rittman 65.00. A duplicate order $32 was granted to Miss Annie Evans for one lost. After hearing tbo report of the Treas urer, the Board adjourned. Influenza Spreading-. Tho influenza or La Grippe is becoming quite common in tbia olty and vioinity. Men, women and children are being attacked by the disease, and a number of persona are quite ill with it. In moBt oases however the disease Is of a mild type and the persons wbo are attacked in this way continue to be out and aronnd although not feeling very well. A gentleman from Rebersbnrg, Centre county wbo is in tbe city to-day stated to a reporter of the Express that nearly every person in that village are sick with the influenza. THE WOMEN OF SPAIN. The Weather. The cold anti-cyclone moving southeastward^ has lowered temperatures generally throughout the country. On Sunday fair to partly cloudy weather is likely to prevail with winds shifting to northeasterly, followed by cloudiness cansed by the advance of a depression from the southwest. His Farowell Service. To-morrow morning and oiening will cud the service of Rev. T. C. Jackson as pastor of tho Disciple Church, this city. For the present his fields of labor after to-morrow will be at Williamsport, Mo-Keesport, Pa., and Jackson, Ohio. ---a- -- ��-i evening, with uora JMetlson and iho lull olinohed as il squeesed In a man's strong otrength of the Waite Comedy Company grasp. in the cast, Don't miss It. School to Beouen. Next Monday the city schools will re open and the holiday vacation will end. Prof, liobb reported to tbe School Board last night that all the teachers are ready for duty, and will be at their post on Monday morning. Specie! Meetlnc. A special meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps will be held Monday evening at 7 o'olook. At this meeting tbe officers for the ensuing year will be installed and all members are requested to be present. I. O. O. F. Members of Clinton Lodge, No. 08, and Great Island Lodge, No. 320, also all Odd Fellows are requested to meet at hall of 93 Sunday, at 2 o'clock p. m., to attend the funeral of Brother E. W. Anthony. Week of Prayer Observances. The week of prayer will be observed next week at the Baptist Church by a song service every eveuiug at 7 o'clock. [ There will be preaching every night during the week at 7:30. A X**per Hill Accident. I A man named Logan was serioualy io-jured io tbe paper mill at Tyrone, yesterday eveniug. Ha was caught in the rolle 1 and it was thought bis iojurics would prove fatal. I Death or M�. Refiner. MrB. Freeman Redoer, aged about 81 years, died ibis afternoon at 2 o'clock at her residence on West Water street. Announcement of funeral will be made on Monday. __ "->.* - .- Tbe Gen-jib Boyi. Captain W. S. Chatham left last night for Philadelphia, taking with him the two Gouttib boys who by order of the court will be taken oare of at the House of Ueluge. . Faner*� Hotlce. The funeral of Mrs, Straub will take place to-morrow afternoon at 1:30 from the residence of ber son-in-law James Nestle rode, John-Clara, I've got an important question to ask you. Clara-I know what it Is. You want mo to be your wife. I dreamed it. Well, take me. John (rather nonplussed)-You dreamed it? Clara-Yes, I dreamed last night that you asked me what I am asking you, and that you took me io your arms and kissed mo after I said you-. What could John do? A good resolve for the now year would be to swear off using ice next summer if the mild weather continues. Wlicru tUo Traveler .Sued You tip; Oirl> us Ittmntiful an Angels. Clilcngo Journal. Spanish women are children of nature. They are fond of dress and amusement. Thoy cannot be said to be intellectual as a class, although very great distinctions should be made. They have remarkable native intelligence and a gift of conversation which is remarkable. Tb�y are religious, great lovers of home, good wives, good mothers and good friends. SpaniBh men never, excepting on great occasions, go to church. Tbo women have to do all tho religion of Spain. But is not this the custom of most couutvieb? "Nymph, in thine orisons bo all my si us remembered." The traveler through Spain sees the young girls anywhere as beautiful as angels. They are tall, straight as an arrow, with the most p3rfect figures, and with faces which for dark, tender, sad beauty are unexampled. The magnificent bair, always clean, always combed, always marvelously dressed, with the inevitable flower tu it, is alike tbe distinguished mark of the poorest as well as the richest Spanish woman. In. this reGpeet the Spanish woman is unlike any other. Even Italy, the sister peninsula, so closely connected with Spain in the past-Italy fcas so much distinction. The Italian peasant does not takd much care ot ber hair, nor does the Italian lady.manifest the pride, the neatness, the coquetry of fresh How* ere, as does the Spaniard. That beautiful, undulatioj? hair, so bine black, with a rose hidden in its tresses-it is the joy of Spanish travel to look at these heads. Io going into small shops and humble quarters one often sees the business of hair dressing in progress. One Bister is dressing the bair of another, or the mother is arranging the coiffure, eto. They have little heated irons, with which tbey friz the one side, and the other is allowed to go smooth. It is always becoming to the face beneath it. They wear it much over the face, avoiding tbe Chinese style. Little curls around the ears or pushed forward on tbe temples show tbat the Spanish woman values tbe purpose of hair, which is to shade tbe eye and contrast with tbe complexion. At the back of the head the mique is always carefully brushed up. The nuquc gives that character to tho back of tbe head which is so essentially Spanish, It is a remnant of tbo high comb days and tho mantilla. The high comb is now seldom worn, but tho bair is always dressed bigh on the head, a natural crown which any queen might envy. Tbo Spanish eye, large, humid, tender, grand, languishing, furnished with lashes long, so curling and so beautiful tbat tbe pencil of tho artist falls to despair; the black pupil, tbe white sea in which tbe lustrous orb sails-all is indescribable! SpaniBh eyes are sad. Spanish women, when they are not laughing or coquetting, i have a sad expression. Is there a little of | the Orient left, in their expression? Is it Moorish, and does it speak of tbo harem and tho inevitable heart break ? j Next to the beauty of ba't and eyo t ooie63 the beauty of tho flashing teeth. These are so universally perfeot that tho! student of deutistry should go to Spain to find out how they manage it. There ia 1 very little good eating in Spain. Perhaps ; these faultless teeth are not spoiled by cakes and pastry and sweets in childhood. But tho carotcss traveler expects to be re-; warded when the Spanish woman smiles with a row of pearls, aud be is almost never disappointed. 1 JUDGE KELLET'S CONDITION CHAT BY THE Wil. A Slight Improvement Noticeable in Hit' Condition Last Sight, HIS LIFE SAPPED OUT BY GAUGES Railroad News. From lueDuBoiB Express. Socio throo months,ago 77*6 j&rprm published at length certain movements oq the port of a new company, tho Pittsburgh, Beech Creek and Now York, a charter having been granted to construct a line from MUl Hall, in Clinton county, to a point noar Butler. This design is holding good. It has como to light very late that the Yandorbilt holdings aro thoso held by Lorenzo Everitt, of Watsontown, and the proposed extension begins at Gazzam, the western terminus ot the Beech Creek, and end at Oil City, eighty miles distaur. This proposed stretch connects at Oil City with a branch of the Lake Shore running to tho main line at ABhtabuia, Ohio. The New York Central deal proposes the extension of a branch of the Now York, Ontario and Western road at Scrauton, and oncu there tbe old Midland scheme to Williamsport is easy of execution. The Vandcrbilts oontrol the Beech Creek and have beo� after a new outlet for their anthracite and bituminous ooal tonnage. In these ways they not alone accomplish their object but greatly shorten distances over, the New York Central. Why cau*t wo have tho Bennett & Moul-toa Opera Compauj? Tluiy aro playiug a successful engagement iu Williamsport and will p�sb through this oity on Mondoy for Altoons, whero they fill nn engagement next week, Tbo ever welcome Waite Comedy Company at tbo Opera House Monday evening. But Little Hope for the Aged Gongvesasua, nd Protection leader-The Baflfoivr ' Ajixioa. to Visit tbe Boose Again-A Surgical Operation to Remove toe Growth I'errormed In 1833. ' Washington, Jan. 3.-Judge Kelly is slightly improved to-night. The members of hiB family who are now here were not summoned on acoount of the Judge's 111-"084, but came to spend the holidays with him. While it is true that the Judge has throat trouble of a cancerous nature, it is not a new development, as Mr. Kelly submitted to a surgical operation for the re-moral of the growth In 1883. There has been a renewal of the trouble quite recently, but this was not the cause of his present prostration. About a week ago the Judgs contracted a heavy cold, whioh developed into a very severe case of intestinal catarrh, accompanied by copiouB and obstinate diarrhoea which has resulted iu great weakness and a general breaking down ot tbe system. Tbo Judge is extremely anxious ;to go to tho House of Representatives once more, but bis friends are of the opinion to night that be will never take his seat there again. He Had a Better Foil. From the Detroit Free Press. "Do you expect a raise of salary on tbe 1st?" he asked as tbey came down town together. "I do," was tbe oonftdent reply. "So you did last year at this time bnt didn't get it." "I know it, bnt circumstances are different now." "Going to marry the old man's only daughter." "Better than that." "Whew I You must have got an inside track." "So I have." . "What is it?" "Last year he had three men of us who knew how to mix beans, chioory and coffee together to make O. O. Java. The other two aro dead." "And you?" "A rival concern has offered me an ad-vanco of $5 per week, - Ho must come up to it or I go. His only daughter! She isn't shucks compared to 68 per cent, adulteration." From Pouxsutawney. Pittsrgrg, Jau. 3.-A special from Punxsutawnoy says: Everything has been quiet here to day, but'tbere may be some excitement to-morrow, as it is expeoted that the miners wbo have failed to comply with tbe sheriff's*niandate to get out as soon �s possible, will be elected. Those who have charge of tbe Btrikers interests' instructed the miners who could find other habitations to go, and those Who could nut to stay until they were thrown out. Only three or lour families have thus far moved out. Another batch of writs is now being prepared and will be served in a short time. The general impression is that a strong effort will be made to start up the mineB on Monday. The Maritime Conferenoe. London, Jan. 3.-The Timet says: "The Maritime Conference has done more thau enough to justify its existence and to excite tbe hope that it will meet again. Tuero still remain two important possibilities to be accomplished; first, that a fair way may be realized for tbe formation of a common sea language; and, next, tbe creation of an effective system of ocean police" A Strike Near PIttiton. Wilkksbauhe, Jan. 3.-About 150 miners employed at tbe Hillman breaker of the Abbott Cual Company, near Pitta-ton, went out on a strike to-day. A demand of 5 per cent, iu advance of wages was refused them, aud this caused the strike. A nlghtrajmea Captured. Pkesoott, Arizouo, Jan. 3.-James Lee has been brought in from Apache comity, where be was arrested by the Sheriff for tram robbery. Leo is tho noted desperado whom the Sheriff has been trying to secure for a long time. CUmuling; Ciisesin Chicaco, Ciuc�r.o, Jau. S.-The fight against gamblers and gambling wont forth from ofHaul headquarters last night, and open gambliug in Chicago has ceased-for the present, at least. The Vroaln Oaee, CniCAdo, Jan. 3.-Judge MoConnell announces that tho application for. a new. trial in the Crouln case will be^taken up by him on Afonday, January 13, Mince pie will keep a man awake.longer than a guilty uonsoienoe. Item* of Local anil Oeaemi Interest flattered] by onr Reporter.. Before an'other.Chrlstmas Da/,/ - - Ah things now Indicate, This land tiiet we so dearly love ' Will all be in the pocket o/ .-, Seme English Syndicate.  '- Batter still has a "grassy" flavor. � Sparrows seem to faUen on Uie BoMhui miorobea. There will be jtr^ci butter in nirkei it the winter keeps on. December came in like a: lion and watt out like a dandelion. Sneezing beef are being arranged to take plaee in a few days. A oooking main is a kind of prise .fight that is always won by a fool. � Church lotteries may be wrong, but the ,-ohoriater gets his money by chant*., i; Boston Romance.-He. Do yon love nr*:-or not? Boston Girl.-The former. We may not like our new visitor, BotAl>,. , the same the influenza is not to bcaaofsaoV at. - v.- Cachou boxes that the girls carry cm -. their belts are now .filled with quinine pills. - : � 7_. Hardened old bachelors think that the . man who ia hopelessly In love is eternally. in lack. ' ;.. It's a wise joke tbat knows its own father after the religions paper* :bav*> . quoted it once or twiee. . ,;- -_. Sing out, wild belles!" a young fat-, low exclaimed when he. found hinuelf . ring out on acooont ol one.. : Just now the traveling public consists : mainly of experienced couple* who have been mariied ever since Christmas. The publishers of "Southern Society and Drama," No. 60 Main street, Norfolk, Vs., desire a correspondent In this section � to attend theatres and society meetings . and forward reports of same. Credentials for admittance furnished. Address with stamped envelope for repl/. . Much of the disoomfort of rubber shoes would be avoided it the wearers of theaa , were a little more discriminating. Rubbers are of Inestimable value- in wet weather, but they should be instantly removed when tbe pavements become dry. Being water proof, they prevent the escape of the natural exhalations of the skin. Wet feet resulting from confined perspire> � tion are often more injurious than an un- . protected exposure to tbe elements would , be. Rubbers, like umbrellas, should be ; uBed only transiently. Hie New Tear Beeolve. from Uunsey's Weekly.'^ ; r0"' \ Mamma-Well, Willie, what good re-solve are yon going to make for the new year? - - Willie-I won't fljzht with Johnny any more. Mamma-I'm very glad my little son sees how wrong and sinful it is to fight. Willie-Yes'm.* He always licks mav : PERSONAL PENCUJHea. Prof. D. C. Murphy, of Ridgw ay, was a guest at the Irvin House yesterday. :* Miss Lillian Merrey, of. Beech Creek, . spent yesterday with friend* in this city. Miss Mary Madden, has returned froa . her visit to Jersey Shore, and William^  sport. h:-:r!-h ..;! MiBa Mame Kulp returned last night from a two week's visit with her brother: in Philadelphia. .,� , H. A. Simpson, Jr., tarried in WU-liamsport Thursday night, on his way-home from Philadelphia.: Eugene McCabe, of this oity, has ao- � cepted a position as bookkeeper in the Williamsport Republican offioe. . . � Frank Swartz, of Sugar Valley, �aa -shot in tbe right hand last Saturday while. ' handling a revolver carelessly. Miss Shoemaker, who is teaching, the Cement Hollow school in Lycoming connty, will spend Sunday with friends in this olty. ' '-  ' Lieutenants Shoemaker and MoCHntook r went to WlUSameport to-day to attend the >; funeral of William F. ' Du Four. The . funeral took place this afternoon. Itev. P. C. Weldemeyer was given a donation by the people of Logsntoa,oa Christmas eve. Tbe donation was a sab- . stantial one, and showed' the pleasant re- . rations existing between pastor, and congregation. � =�-.;.. B. C. Christopher and Johu, Lenney, : special agents of the Niagara Fire- Iasnr- -ance Company, and tho Royal of London; -spent last night in this city. Mr. Christopher succeeds Mr. Terry as State Agent ol the Niagara. Hon. S, R. Peale, the well known'Clinton county lawyer, ex-Senator and rail- ; road man, was in tbe city Friday looking ; as he always does, the picture of health and happiness. Few men ate as eaiefal. of their health as Mr. Peale. He 1* sorn-pulously exaet in his meals, and there are things other men eat- rriicn he would pot touch for the world. Ex-Senator Peale T� now considered financially among the most solid io his section of the State. A few years ago he was moving along attracting little attention outside of the oirole in which he traveled, but he has by. his own untiring effort bnilt up a snug fortune and keeps steadily at work increasing U alittle -, day by day.-Williamsport iienwoKeoB, ;