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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - January 6, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 201. LOCK HAVEN, PA., MONDAY, JANUA11Y (>, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSI.OK BltOTHGKS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. Hab that new leal been returned? PliOSI'ECTS famine. seem favorable for an ice The "New South" old fashioned. is (jetting decidedly ATTEMPTED OUTRAGE. A Lonely Farm House in New Jersey the Scene of a Desperate Encounter, TH� BEA.VE DEFENSE MRS. HARKEE It will A rubber trust it) tbe latest, probably be a lively one. The stupendous work of census-taking will soon bogin, and the census bureau is now kept busy at preliminary preparations. South Carolina, is the only State in the Union which has no divorce law. Herein she sets an example which her sister commonwealths would do well to imitate. It is calculated that if every girl in Philadelphia were to chew a fresh piece of gum every hour of the day the spruce forests of Maine would not be exhausted for 93 years. English capitalists have began to buy up the distilleries of Kentucky. They will have a gigantic job before them, if they expect to get all the distilleries in the blue grass State. Two hundred and ninety-five policemen in New York city are off duty on account of the "grip." If they had the same strength of grip when they aie on duty, they would be truly entitled to be called tbe finest. Speaking of the ravages of La Grippe, tbe New York Tribune says: "That half the civilized world should be going to bed with a sneeze and a backache seems pain fully absurd." Yes, but it is also decidedly absurdly painful. ' "Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr.," says the New York 8tart "will probably soon leave town for a change pf climate. Her physician will have to decide whether she can renew her original contract with tbe man* ager of tbe Lyceum or must give up her stage aspirations as hopeless. The latest gossip hints that ber sister, Miss Nevins, is contemplating a theatrical career." For the benefit oi those who wish to find names for their babies, we state that Mr. Mohamadu Cassim Abdul Kashiman and Sir. Panabokke Samastawikrama Karunatilaka Abhayawardhana Bhuwau-asekara Jayasnudara MudiyanselegeTikirl Banda Ratemahatmey have been appointed unofficial members of the Legislative Council of the island of Ceylon, their nominations having received Queen Victoria's sanction._ A new" and apparently very valuable invention intended to prevent accidents and safe life in factories is finding favor with English mill owners and is very generally introduced. By tbe breaking of a glass which is fixed against the wall of every room in the mill, tbe electric current established between the glass and the throttle valve of the engine at once stops the ! latter by shutting off the steam. By these ' means operatives whose clothing has been | caught in the machinery have been released from impending death in a few seconds of time. A Favorite With the Party. Prom the Doyiestown Intelligencer, General Hastings from bis official position and generally recognized attainments is a warm favorite with the members of his party. "With pleasant, congenial manners; strong, upright character; magnificent forensic ability; National Guard interest and attachments; matchless record at Johnstown, the people know who General Hastings is and what he has done. The people of Bucks county arc not more slow than other communities of the State to recognize merit, discern qualifications and indorse honorable attainments. They like to select their own standards and measure candidates thereby. General Hastings measures well up to the standard of eligible Republicanism, and there are many warm admirers and devoted supporters of his candidacy, who have never met bim, yet who are satisfied with his character, standing and Republicanism as they know it through public sources. Faneral Notices. Mrs. 1'hojbe Kedner, wife of Freeman Redner, will be buried Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services at the house, West Water street, and interment in the Highland cemetery. The deceesed, whose age was 81 years, was the mother of Mrs. J. B. Losher, this city, J. H..Boggis, Washington, D.C., and U. II. Boggis, Cleveland, Ohio. ' The funeral of Silas Owens took place this afternoon from the residence of his son-in-law, A. Monroe, Went Church street. The deceased was aged 8G years. Rev. R. W. Perkins conducted the funeral services, and interment was made in Highland cemetery. His surviving children are Mrs. Monroe, this city, Mrs. Marshall' Renovo, Samuel Owen, of Wisconsin, and William Owen, of Missouri. "The same" is said to be tbe most popular drink in the market, With Nothing uut a Poker Sho Kept a VianoiiB Loofciuc Jftfiro Trump From Carrying Oat His Scheme- lie i� Filially Scared Away-The Trenton Mystery-The Coroner's Icnuefct To.Day. Borden town, Jan. 5.-A lonely farm houso on the Jobstown turnpike, a few miles from here, was the scene of a desperate struggle yesterday between a. youug woman, about 25 years of age, and a burly negro tramp, who attempted to assault her. The woman whoso pluck and nerve probably saved her life is Mrs. Harry Har-ker, who has-been married only a few months, and lives with her husband in a farm house just off the public road. Sho is a slight-built, frail-looking woman, but has more courage than most men. Yesterday morning her husband went away at an early hour, expecting to bo absent all day. Between 8 and 0 o'clock, Mrs. Harker heard a knock on tho rear door. As she stepped into tbe adjoining room sue was surprised to sec a strange negro in tho room, a short tbickBet man, very dark and of villainous countenance. He was not at all disturbed at being detected, and on being asked what bis errand was said: "Mr. Harker sent me to do some work." � The woman mistrusted him and feared there was trouble ahead. The nearest neighbor was several hundred yards away, and out of bearing. So she resolved to put on a bold front and tell tbe fellow to leave. He refused to go. He said he wanted his breakfast and was willing to cut wood enough to pay for it. There was no alternative but to prepare the meal. The negro wr.tched her all the time, and as she attempted to leave the room ho sprang toward her. Quick as a Mash she slammed the door, and seizing an iron poker hit the fellow several times. A blow from his fist sent her reeling, followed by a kick which hurt her terribly. Still sho fought with the energy of des peration. Finally she gave vent to a series of screams that alarmed the intruder. Ho threatened to kill her if she did not desist, but she kept on, at which tbe negro became alarmed and made his escape. No trace of the rascal has been obtained. The Trenton Mystery. Trenton, Jan. 5.-Coroner Bower has subpojnaed about two dozen witucsses for tbe inquest, which will begin iu tbe Knif-fin murder case tc-morrow morning. Tbe inquest will bo adjourned from Monday to Wednesday,owing to Mrs. KnilHn's funeral on Tuesday, and will then go on for the rest of the week. Dr. Kuiffin, husband of the dead woman, and Miss Puree!!, who was found apparently unconscious alongside of Mrs. Kniffin's corpse, are on the list of witnesses, but the Coroner declined to-day to say whether or cot he would allow tbem to go on the stand. Under tbe law they are not required to answer any questions tending to criminate them. The Coroner says ho lias witnesses whu will swear they saw Dr. Kuifliu and Miss Purcell frequently togetner on the street, and to other circumstances tending to show unusual frieudty relations. There were no new developments to-day as to tho murder, and no arrests have yet been decided on. Hurt by � Fall of iron. P. F. Buck, employed in tho blacksmith shop at Renovo, met with a serious accident Saturday afternoon while assisting to unload a carload of iron. One of tho standards of the car gave w*-.y and a large portion of tho irou fell upon Mr. Buck's feet aud legB. He was carried to his home on a stretcher. His Rn--Speaker Ilccd said the other d:�y that Congress ought to adjourn by July 1. It will be tho policy of the Republican leaders to try to bri:. about this result. To that end they propose to got tho tariff aud appropriation bills out of tho way early, butfit is idle to plan now to adjourn Congress on July 1 with all tho accidents of the session sbtII uukuown. La Grippe may seriously em baras the Republicans in their attempts to keep a quorum in tbe Houso, with Kel-loy, Wilson and Moflit, of New York, so ill. EalzeU. of Pittsburg, is tho latest victim o-r La Grippe. Crist, of Georgia, who was tho only sick man on tho Democratic side of tho House, being out again, tbey will now have only their grippe victims to look after. AMONG THE MAGAZINES. Death of i\ Cliild. Willie Woodward, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Woodward, died Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, aged 1 year, 4 months and o days. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, from tho house, No. 19 East Park street. Death of John W. MoL'Iintock. John W. McCIintick, a well known resident of Nittany Valley, died this forenoon at his residence on Cedar Run. His ago was about Oo years. Funeral announcement later. Itarcaiun, Fredericks As Jefforis having bought tho grocery store lately owned by Patterson A; Stevenson, offer somo big bargains. Look out for then' "ad" to-morrow. j A Lock Haven bachelor says that all ho should ask for in a wife would be a good temper, health, good understanding, agree able physiognomy, figure, good utjunuethm, domestic habits, resources of aimibcincur, good spirits, conversational talents, elccaut manners and money. He should have added, a pair of nice white wings, and then tho Lock Haven girls would not need to bother about catching such an 1 imperious old calf.-Montgomery Mirror. Wo have received the New York Fa<ion Bazaar for January, 1500, and it is a most interesting book for ladies, as it is filled with pictures aud cuts of designs and fashions aud is a most welcome visi.or in every household. The Bazaar is published by George Muuroc, New York. The December number of The Pansy comes in a beautiful now cover containing many exquisite illustrations and bright bits of interesting reading matter for the little ones who eujqy so much conning its pages. J. M. aud G. P. AUeu, editors. D. Lothrop & Co., 3uu Washington street, Boston, Mass. The Cosmopolitan, an illustrated monthly magazine, for January, 1890, is at hand, and is replete with excellent reading matter aud engravings that for artistic work cm not be beateu. Tho magaz'mo is published by tho Cosmopolitan Publishing Company of New York, and single copies arc worth 25 cts. a mouth. Henry T. Finck contributes an entertaining paper to tho .January .icribne^s Jhi'jazine ou "The Beauty of Spanish Women." Wator-Storngo in the West," by Walter Gillette Bates, is the opening article. W. C. Brawn well gives his impressions of "The Paris Exposition.A. E. KiunoMy writes ef "Electricity iu tho Household," aud II. C. Bunncr contributes "An Old-Fashioned Lovo Song." Charles Seribners Sous, New 1'oik. A prettily illustrated article is that of "Jamaica, New and Old," which opens the January number of Harper x Magazine. "Tbe Iiusaiuu Army" is described by a Russian general. Anna C. Brockett, in a very welt writteu paper, "A Womau ou Horseback," tells fair Americans bow to mount, sit and manage their horses. There is something to suit all tastes in tho matter of reading in this admirable num ber. Harper & Bros., Now York. With the Now Year we naturally think of Rubsciibiug to periodicals of different kinds. Our old favorito "Godey's Lady's Book," has just reached us for January, looking brighter and fresher than ever. Turn is a real holiday number, what better investment can bo made of 2.CO, than to subscribe to this favorito magazine-, for your wife, sister, or lady friend. Godey Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. St. Xicnolas for January contains a varied list of reading matter. Chief in interest is Anna Eiohborg King's description of " An Ostrich R:tnch in tho United States." The third paper ou " Intercollegiate- Foot Bull in America " is contained in this number. "Tracked by a Panther" proves exciting reading. There is a. short sketch of Helen Thayer Hntcbe-sou's life, together with several of her best poems. Tho Century Co., Union Square, New York. Table Talk, bright, facetious, sensible, useful an ever, comes to us with its ,Ian-, uaty issue. The present number, which j the initial of a fifth volume, is full of tho spirit of the season, begim>in� with an i excellent poem by William Struthorn, j then follow "Economy iu Giving," by Mrs. Grayson; Tillio May Forney's "Fashionable Luncheon and Tea Toilets;" j and a third paper by Mrs. Roror, showing . how it is poG,000. Not long afterwards I was sitting in their office one day-I remember it as distinctly as though it happened only yesterday-when an agent for an eastern syndicate walked in and offered $500,-000 for tbo 1,2S0 acres. The owners looked at him rather incredulously for a moment, but before they could speak he counted out on the tabic $500,000 in cash and drafts, which ho offered for a deed of the tract. I was appalled by the sight of the pile, but my father and the father of these gentlemen retired for consultation, and decided that if tho property was worth $500,000 it was worth $1,000,000, and the offer was rcfased. Thoir heirs still own the laud and now it is valued at about $20,000. Where they could have got dollars we could scarcely get nickels. Thus you can see what seemingly fairy stories could be told of those days. They are almost incomprehensible to the present �Cuoratiou, but they were red hot facts." A.nd a sigh of regret that the offer had not been accepted went around the cirele. One of the Greatest Blockades Ever Experienced in California. BELATED TUAISS E0I.L0W THE PLOW Janntiry Term. Tbe Jamuary term of court opened at 10 o'clock this morning, with Judge C. A. Mayer on the bench. Aside from receiving petitions and motions from attorney* in civil cases, there was no other business transacted, and was adjourned until 2 o'clock this afternoon. aktehjjoos session". Court was called to order promptly at 2 o'clock; the Associate Judges having arrived in tho city occupied their seats beside His Honor Judge Mayer. The first business before the court was receiving the returns from tho various constables of the county. The Graud Jury were sworn and sent to their room to deliberate over the various bills placed in their hands by tho District Attorney. Juige Mayerstatod that it had been referred tothis court that minors were allowed to be in billiard and pool rooms in this city, and that if proprietors of such billiard and pool rooms wore not awaie that it was in diroct violation of an Act of Assembly, ho read the act and informed all such offenders that if cases of this kind was reported to the court again, bills of indictment would be brought against them, and that aside from the usual punishment iu Buch cases, they would be iu danger of having their licenses revoked. The Court argued that it was unlawful to allow minors to occupy billiard or pool rooms, whether playing games or not. Tho court also instructed the Grand Jury in regard to their duty io petty cases brought before tbem where there is no cause of action; caBes simply manufactured aud brought before them for tho purpose of making fees by officers, from the county or other sources. IIo also stated that if tbe practice could not be broken up any other way tho court would deem it a'duty to instruct that no officers fees be paid in uch cases. KesoluUoOB. The members of tho Young. People's Missionary Society, of the Presbyterian Church, eudorso tho following resolutions: Since God, our Father, has taken to himself Willio Farnsworth, one of our earnest workers, therefore, be it Jtcsohcd, That we, as a society, will miss his bright presence, aud his cheerful aid in our mission woik. Although young in years his influence aud example were aud are still valuable, aud, we Kill miss him. Jicsohed, That his parents and friends have our sympathy in their sorrow, and that wo pray that the True Comforter- tho Father who called Willio home-will be near to them. Jievolced, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to Sir. aud Mrs. Farns-worth, and also be published iu our city papers. Lizzie JIaktin, Minnie JBbowek, Sedgwick Kisti.eu, Committee. Lock Havcu Url.tge OlHcIalB. At a rucotiug of the Directors of the Look Haven Iiridgo Company to-day the uv.-inx cilieers were elected for tho custi'his year: President, Samuel Christ; I'li.-.iHivrer, J. G. Harris; Managers, Simon Scott, J. S. Fuist, W. A. Uanua, Lewis Scott, H. II. Ilauna aud Dr. It. B. Watson. The First Train Through Expected �t Hwc-rameula To-Fay and Other. 1(111 Quickly Follow-Bow the Work Vtl I>on Speaker Reed Endeavoring to Have an Karly Adjournment of Conffreic. Sachamento, Jan. 2.-One of the great est snow blackades ever known on the Sierra Nevada mountains has been raised by the railroad company's force and the rotary snow plow. Tbe plow left Blue Cannon yesterday evening, where it bad been stalled for twenty-four hoars, and proceeded toward Colfax, California. From Emigrant Gap the West-bound overland trains were able to fallow on behind the plow to Colfax, and from tbe lat ter point the plow will return and clear tbe track to Casoade, which will free the snowbound train lying at Summit. Nothing will then stand in the way of the four East-bound trains now held at Colfax. The first of the released Eist-bonnd traius is expected to arrive at Sacramento some time to-morrow. The others will follow as soon as possible. Clara Chester Elopee. New York, Jan. 5.-Max Clayton, well-known theatrical agent, Bailed for Europe last Wednesday to accept an engagement with Buffalo Bill's W.ld West Show. He was accompanied by Clara Chester, tbe young woman who claimed Manager George W. Lederer as her husband. This was at the time when Lederer had married the daughter of Lawyer New-combe, and with the assistance of Leder er's father in law she tried to have the marriage sot aside. Iu this she failed, and now Lederer is living with his wife. Coi. Souletkl Coming. Col. Sobicski will lecture in this city in the Academy of Music, Wednesday evening, January 8th. The lecture will be under the auspices of tbe Good Templars, and everybody is cordially invited to attend. Admission free. Col. Sobieski's ability as a speaker is already well known in this oity, and be ..will no donbt be greeted by a full bouse. Lecture begins at 8 o'clock sharp. Good Templare Meeting. A regular meeting of the I. O. G. T. will be held this evening in tbeir rooms. All members are requested to be present, as there is business of speoial importance to be transacted. This being tbe last session before tbe meeting of District lodge which will take place in the oity next Thursday and Friday, January 8th and 0th. Flocds in Queensland. London, Jan. 5.-Floods are reported in the Northwest portion of Queensland. A part of the town of Normanton is submerged, the water iu many places being twenty feet deep. All the adjacent territory is under water. The Flowers that Gloom. Dandelions continue to bloom notwith. standing the fact that the season is midwinter. On Saturday a large boquet of dandelion flowers were gathered at Cas-tanea. The laurel bads are also beginning to swell and if the wvrm weather oontin* ues will soon be in full bloom. PERSONAL PKNCII.INGS. "M'Liss" at tbo Opera Houso to-night. Miss Lucy Morgan is visiting friends in Bollefonte and vicinity. J. W. Fleming Is acting as Deputy Sheriff during Mr. Malone's illness. Mrs. H. G. Hanna returned Saturadey evening from a visit with friends in Philadelphia. Mrs. Chinnock, of Erie, ib io the city to attend the funeral of her stepmother, Mrs. Frieman Redner. Protbonotary John F. Brown, and Deputy Sheriff Maloue, are both confined to their homes by illness.. Adjut. General Hastings is in the oity to-day transacting business relating to tbe sale of a farm in Nittany Valley. James F. Tdl is slowly recovering from a severe attack of malaria as is also bis daughter Mary and youngest son Willie. A. F. Martin, Esq., one of Jersey Shore's bright young attorneys was among tbe legal fraternity having busines before court tbis morniug. Miss Maud Ritchie, 337 East Main street tbis city, returned Saturday evening from a two weeks visit with her aunt, Mrs. V. F. Swengle, Baltimore, Maryland. J. II. Boggis and family ot Washington, and R. H. Boggis of Cleveland, Ohio, are here la-attend tho funeral of their mother, Mrs. Redner,whioh takes place to-morrow. J. D. Marsoh, of Milton, came up yesterday to attend the funeral of his old friend, Mr. E. W. Anthony. Mr. Marsch learned the tailor trade with Mr.Anthony's father, Philip Anthony, in this oity. CnAT BY THE WAY. Items or t.uciil aud General loterost Gath ered^ by Onr Reporters. If you haiie "Utsnesa" of the heat), A rough, and "ringing cars," A hot and feverish cuticle And eyes suffused with tears, A bilious feeling 'bout your mw, And acbing legs and hip. Though far from well you are not sick; You UAve not lost your "grip." If you have ^running" at the nose. And constant fits of sneeclng, A chilly feellog down yonrback As though your spine was freezing, If in a nervous "rocky" state LJke one in drunken frenzy, My friend, you've got the French "l.a Grippe.' OrEDKllsb lnlluenz*. Seems odd to write 1-8-3 0. Keep that resolution sacred. If yesterday were to-morrow, what day would yesterday be? Of coarse your case of In-fiew-n-za is the very worst of tbe lot. Daylight is beginning to lengthen, bul eannot be noticed much yet It is rumored that the roller-skate oraze is breaking oat again. About two feet of "the beautiful" would be welcomed about now. There is nothing strange in a man having a splitting headache when he has been on a tear. Some people get drank in the hope of having their natural idiocy charged op to the account of whisky. It is time to bring oat that New Year resolution, knocks tbe dust off of it and put a new backbone into it. Just now the traveling public consists mainly of experienced couples who have been married ever since Christmas. Tbe influenza has become so common that it is no longer interesting. It is a sort of hoarse obestnnt, so to speak. Doctor-Your arm is broken and you will have to carry it in a sling. Old toper Wouldn't it do just as well if I carried the sling in my stomach ? In the moment of bis acceptance be ecstatically exclaimed: "Bessie, you're a brick." She replied: "No, I ain't, I am only clay, and I haven't been pressed yet." Tbe Waite Comedy Company will do another big has inesa in this, city tbia week. The opening play to-night is tbe romantic western charm of "M'Liss, a Wild Flower of the Sierra Nevadas." Tbe band connected with the Waite Comedy Company made delightful music on our streets at noon to-day and entertained a large crowd in Iront of the Opera House with an open air concert The celebrated orchestra will play new musio at every entertainment daring the week. Tbe Bennett & Moulton Opera Company passed through the oity this morning en-route for Altoona where they remain for the week. They were a fine looking set and would do a big business-in Lock Haven at any time. They were fourty-four in the company and we should like to see them give Manager Farnsworth a date before the season closes. Gossip, in the Harrisburg Teleijrap7i, goes for old DeVoe in the following truthful style: "Weather prophets are quite as big frauds as tbe old bags who pretend to find '.hidden treasures with "diviningrods," and a certain De Yoe appeared to be the biggest in tho lot. A few years ago he happened to make a lucky guess, and ever sinoe has banked upon it just as if he held the weather in tbo hollow of bis hand. But his sceptre is rapidly departing. Recently he ssid that "Che ice men will not have to look far for a supply this season. We will have good sleighing the day before Christmas, Bnd it will last for weeks. There will be two severe belts this winter, one along tbe lakes and the other near tbe gulf. We are between these, and will not suffer so muoh. All of tbe storms will form in tbe West and decrease in energy as they approach the Atlantic coast. The coldest weather will occur from December 25th to' 81st." In tbis prophecy he is about as wide of the mark as he could possibly be. A Pointer for the Blew Year. The Philadelphia Press makes the following excellent point which will be found a good pointer for business men in the New Year: "One has but to road tho advertising columns of tbe newspapers during the holiday season to discover that there are dozens of firms in business who think it worth while to make their existence known to tbe publio for only a week or two during the whole year. At this time tho newspapers contain the announcements ol houses which the great intelligent advertising road ing publio doesn't hear of through those mediums from one month's ond to another. It is' very strange. The policy of it is inexplicable. If advertising is a good thing for a mercantile establishment for two weeks in a year, it ought to be good fifty-two. It is one thing for a merchant to make himself kuowu to the people and anotherto keep himself known. Tho successful merchant is be who introduces himself to the publio, and then, by daily advertising, prevents people from forgetting him," ;