Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - January 25, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
EIGJITJI YEAJI-N�y�, e�1b of an Aged Lady-It Still Moves-Killed By the Cars. The greeu house owned by Dr. F. P. Ball, and situato ou the bluffs back Lockport, opposite this city was destroyed by fire last night shortly before midnight, The fire originated from the flues in the green house it is supposed. A small shed near the green bouse was also burned In the shed a horse was kept and a lot of plows, aud other farming implements, all of which wore burned. Wbeji the fire was discovered the flameB had gained such headway that it was impossible to get tho horse out of the thed and the noble annimal perished in the fire. Tho loss will be something over $1,000 which there is a small insurance. The grcou house coutained among other plants some of the finest French grape vines in the country- A Cumins Murd�r Trial. Bellefonte, Pa,, Jan. 24.-The trial f Alfred Andrews for tho murder of Clara Price will begin in the court here next Monday or Tuesday. This trial will create considerably more excitement than the Hopkins trial in November did, for the reason that all tho evidence in this use will be entirely circumstantial. The Commonwealth has labored hard to collect evidence sufficient for a conviction and they feel ciM-lain now that they can convict, while on the other hand tho do-fenso thinks tho case a complicated one and that they will he ible to save their client. Died at Howard. 1. F. Montgomery, an old and well known citizen of Howaid, Pa., died yesterday, and will be buried on Mouday next at 11 o'clock. Mr. Montgomery had many relatives aud friends in this city and county. The Election of Assessor*. At the request of the County Commissioners, T. T. Abrams, Esq., who is acting as their attoruey during the illness of T. C. Hippie, Esq., has given them a written opinion on the election of assessors, Mr. Abrams says after a careful consideration and examination of the act, it is his opinion that the township assessors elected the 2nd Tuesday of February 1889 were elected for three years from that time. In case of vacancy in any township or ward in the office of assessor, the people may elect at the coming spring election an assessor for two years only. If the Commissioners should appoint an assessor in case of a vacancy, such person shall serve only for the remainder of the term of three years, commencing February 1SS9, it being the intention of tho aot that assessors shall be elected every three yenra commencing February 1SS9. An Opera Houso For Bellefonte. A Mr. Carman, of Bellefonte, who com-teroplates building a place of amusemeut iu that place, was in tho city a few days ago inspecting our new Opera House. Mr. Garman was much pleased with the appearance of our play bouse and proposes to pattern after it in many respects. The main auditorium will be on the ground floor with a stage forty feet in depth. W. F. Wise, of Tyrone, who fitted up our hall has tho contract, whioh is an assurance that Bellefonte will have a place of amusement second to none in tho interior of the state. It will bo ready for opening early in the fall. Death of an Aged Lady. Mrs. Paulino ICorn, died this morning at her residence No. 424 East Main street, aged 70 years. The funeral services will be held Tue3day afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Water street German Lutheran chu roh. Tho surviviug children of the deceased arc Jacob Kamp, Adam Kamp, and Miss Kate Kern, of this city, and Mrs. William Trcziyulney, of St. Paul, Minnesota. SUNDAY SKRV'I C K 5. At the Baptist Church-Services iu tho morning only, at 10:^.10. Suuday school at 2:15 p. m. St. Paul's Church Episcopal. Services at 10::j0 a. m , and 7:110 p. rn. Sunday school at 12:15. Strangers welcome. At East Main street M. E. Church, Sunday school at f) a in. Preaching at 10:30 a. in. Pieaubiug at Flemington in tho evening at 7. Social services at the Disciplo Church at 10:30 a. in. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at 'J:15 a. m., and young people's prayer meeting at 1? p. iu. At the English Lutheran Church, services by the pislor at 10:30 a. m., aud 7 p, in. Sunday school at 2 p. m. Youug people's piaycr a, :yiing at 0:15 p. in. At Trinity -M. 1^. Church preaching at 10:o0 a. m., jmd ;vt 7 p. m. by the pastor. Sunday School at 2:15 p. in. Meeting of tho Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor at G p. m. It Still Move*. Tho ice men have baen watchiug closely the large floes of floating ico which have been passing down the river for several days. This forenoon the river was so full of the floating ice that it moved very slowly. At noon it was still iu motion and as the temperature is rising to day it is not likely the river will freeze over the present cold spell. The Merry Skaters. The ice ou the basin south of the city Is in fairly good condition for skating, and crowds of young men aud ladies were noticed this forenoou moving in the direction of the basin with their skates iu their hands, Tho w oath or to day is mild and pleasant, aud the sport will benefioial to the young people. A Nent Paper Weight. Rev. C. S. Long, formerly of this city, now of Boauoke, Va., sont to J. B. Leshcr, of this oily, a handsome paper weight composed of several war relies neatly combined. The gift came by expreSH this morniug and is highly prized by Mr. L. PERSONAL PKNCI LINGS. Thu Kcceiptit or the remiBylvauia II. I:. Luit Year Over Five Milliont* a Month. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company earned more money last year than in any year in its history. Fcr the last six months its periodical statements of earnings have shown steady gains and the statement for December, whioh was issued yesterday, shows that the receipts in that mouth were enormous aud far abend of any previous December aud bring the total for the year far ahead of any previous year. The statement only includes the line from New York to Pittsburg, the Delaware and liar-itan Canal aud the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. The comparative statement with 16S8 shows: An Increase In gross earnings ot............ StfS7,!82 An increase In expenses of..................... 2iH,7bi� An increase In net earnings of...............$�js,39; The twelve months of 1889 as compared with the same period of 1883 show: An Increase in gross earnings of...........S3,SW,36" An iuccrease In expenseB of.................. l,7U5,ti52 An Increase in netearningsof...............81,576,715 All lines west of Pittsburg and Erie for tho twelve months of 1889 show a surplus over all liabilities of $1,092,817, being gain as compared with the same period of 1888 of $1,262,962. Before this time the largest gross earnings made in any December was in 1887, when the company took in $4,892,000. Last month, however, the receipts were nearly $5,500,000. A comparative statement with 1888 of the receipts and expenses for the month follows: Gross earnings.......... Operating expenses.. S5,495,'J�1 SJSil,02S 1SSS. S4.8U8.082 Net earnings.................... 81,(!M,23S 8U95.SJG Fbis statement is the last of a series of most remarkable exhibits. Together the total is almost amazing. In the twelve months of 1889 the road took in over sixty-one million dollars. Every month showed an increase over the corresponding month of 18S8, excepting June, when a decrease of $1,150,000 was recorded. Had it nut been for tho flood it is likely the gross receipts would have exceeded sixty-two million dollars. The actual results for 1889 and a comparison with the preceding year are given below. Gross earning................. Operating expenses......... 1889. SGI,-31-1,4 l-l . 41.03B.805 1K8S. 558,17^,077 33,331,153 Net earnings...................20,417,639 �18,840,921 The average gross earnings were $5,127,-870 per month. The wonderful growth of the corporation in reeent years is shown by the fact that in the year 1885, only five years ago, the average monthly receipts were $3,801,252. It is true the mileage is rather greater now than then, aB it now stands at 2,369 mileB, against 2,250 five years ago. The new mileage, however, has produced comparatively .little traffic and the gain lu due to au actual growth in business. The returns on tho Western lines are iiuite as good as in the East. An income account only of tho Western lines is kept, and in 1888 these roads did not earn their nterest and charges by $170,145, aud to mako good this dedcienoy and provide for other needs the Pennsylvania Railroad, proper had to hand over $1,020,000 of the | profits on the Eastern lines. Last year, , howover, tho Western roads earned all their charges and $1,092,817 besides Taking the whole system east and west the Pennsylvania Iviilroad stockholders are belter off by $2,838,977 than they were n 1888. This, too, in spite of a Hood unparalleled in the history of this country for the destruction of property. All the expenses of repairing the flood damages will be defrayed out of tho year's receipts aud a handsome surplus will remain. TO FIGHT THE NEW RULES Democrats Decide to Resist Speaker Seed's Hew Oode of Btiles. CHAT BV THE WAV. BESULT OF LAST NIGHT'3 CAUCUS Whan Thoie Fortioiii of the Kale* Obnoxious to the Minority Are Taken Up For Action They Will Refrain From Voting and Leave the House Without a 'ewi. WAsniNGTOK.Jan. 24.-The Democratic members of the House were in caucus for two hours to-night, with Mr. Holmes, of Indiana, iu the chair. The subject under discussion was the new code of rules now in course of preparation by the Committee on Rules. Mr. Carlisle explained in detail the nature of the principal changes proposed to be made in the old code. Briefly stated there were instanced by Mr. Carlisle as being particularly objeotionable to the Democratic minority. They do away with the old ffouse calendar, leaving only the calendars of the Committee of tbe Whole and State of tbe Union, that make one hundred a quorum of the Committee of the Whole that establish the old morning hour rule, when business must be considered in the order of tbe committee list, and bills must be regarded as pending until disposed of, and that fail to make a privilege of motions to adjourn, to fix a day or take a recess. a LONG DISCUSSION. There was a long discussion over these proposed changes, which failed to result the advancement of any practicable scheme for the amelioration of the repugnant features of the new rules. Then the contested election cases were talked over, and Mr. Gusp told of the purpose of tho Republicans to call up tbe first of the West Virginia cases. Ic was generally agreed that the Intention of tbe Republicans is to unseat as many Democrats and seat as many Republicans as will give them a fair working majority at,d ensure a quorum in order to force through tbe rules. a MATTER OF UNDERSTANDING. Although no formal resolution was adopted it was a matter of understanding among the Democratic members when the caucus adjourned that this Republican plan should be resisted to tbe utmost, and that the minority should exercise all the constitutional rights to prevent its success, n other words the determination is to fight the rules legitimately when obnoxious sections are reached, and to refrain from voting and leave tbe House without quorum if an attempt is made to unseat Democratic members before the rules are adopted. SNOW IN TUB WEST. Monument to Dr. Hlj;bei*. The groat work performed by Dr. E. E. Higboo on behalf of the young of this State is to bo perpetuated by a monument ou the capitol grounds, at loast a movement to that elfeot is on foot aud it has takou defiuito shape. Friday, January Lst, has been designated as Higher Memorial Day, and tho committee haviug the arrangement ot tho matter, desire that every school in the State should have suitable exercises and receive contributions. The object is of snob importance as not to need any urging ou our part. Miss Laura Sweccy is visiting relatives in Williamsport. L. M. Evi-rhart is on the sick list, his ailment being Influenza. W. J. MeLees was out yesterday afternoon for the first time after an Illness of several days with influenza. Miss Annie Mnhu, of Adamstown, Lancaster county is vitiitiug with Miss Mary Dubler, Church etro&t for a few days. Miss Belle Cole, one of tho first graduating cla's of the Lock Haven Normal school, is teaching school at Antiooh, Calafornia. Who I� Nellie Bly? Nellie Bly, tbe globe trotter, is about the most sensational young woman tho world could produce just now. She is a native of Pittsburg, her correct name being Ellen Corcoran and sho worked in a narrower sphere iu her native town as a newspaper reporter, but always creating tbe a a mo aensatiou as she has in New York, where sho has been a crazy woman, a sporting girl, a decoy, a fortune tellers detective, and a thief in impersonitiou for tho paper she now works on. Division Encampment. A meeting of military authorities was held in Ilarrisburg yesterday at which Gen. Gobin was present. It was decided by the Governor to hold a divisiou eu-campmeut at Mt. Gretna Park from July 18th to July 26th. Governor Beaver is expected to appoint a Major General soon. The Great Blockade Still Cansiof Trouble at plflerent Point*. San Fuakcisco, Jan. 24.-Each day ot the last eight days during wbicb tbe blockade on the Central Pacific and the Califor-ia and Oregon Line has continued, tbe Southern Pacific officials have felt hopeful that tho following day would see tbe blockade raised. Fresh storms have come, however, and the tracks have been in snow almost as soon as cleared. No attempt will be made to move the two west bound trains at Truckee, nor the four at Reno, as the comfort of the passengers can be looked out for batter at these places than at any other point in the mountains. Tbe blockade at Cascade would prevent the passage of trains at that point even if it was desired to move teem. It will bo impossible to do much work on the blockade between Cascade and Summit for some little time, but as soon as it is praoticabla the rotary plough will be set in motion there. On tbe Oregon Line the work is progressing as rapidly as possible. again blockaded, Portland, Ore., Jan. 24.-The Union Pacific traius are again blockaded. Trains coming west are delayed beyoud Green river and trains going east are blocked at Peudletou The state of tho weather is not vory favorable, aud it cannot be determined how long the block will last. It has been suowing heavily for the past twenty'four hours. There has been no through train since yesterday, und none will be started until it is known tbe road is open. Ou thu Southern Pacific, the prospect of getting the trains through soon is not encouraging. The whole country is covered with snow,and the lines at present in that direction are prostrated, so that but little information can bj learned. Iteme of Local and General Interent Gathered by Oar Reporter*. They stand beneath the shining stars. Their heart* with gladness fraught; No sordid thought their pleasure mars; Their troths tbey Just have pJangbt. Her hand reposes on his vest. She views his hlond mustache. Then cries: "Oh. grant me one request"- He turnB as pale as ash. She says, with longing in her eyes- The faithless Utile jilt- "Oh, give me all your old neckties To make a crazy quilt." The Centre Democrat is reliably informed that by next fall there will be an Opera House iu Bellefonte. There is a Second ward young man who anticipates soon becoming a benedict, bat tbe county records do not as yet show that he has taken out a license. A Pittsburg girl wbo could not learn to sew, bake, wash dishes, handle the broom or dust a rug after twelve yean* hard work, went to Mexico and Warned to speak tbe Spanish language in seven weeks. Hot whisky and lemon is a remedy recommended for tbe grip. In some oases the grip would probably be a very obstinate disease under this sort of treatmeut Joseph Jefferson's recollections of Edwin Forrest will form an interesting part of the Jefferson autobiography in the February Century, Four portraits of the fa* moos tragedian-two in character.and two as he appeared off the stage-accompany the article. The world Is a picture both gloomy and bright. And grief Is theBhadow and pleasure the light, And neither ohonld smother the general tone For where were the other, It either were gone? Two thousand million steel pens are manufactured every year, and yet when yon want one the most somebody has " generally taken it away. This is especially the case at postoffiees and telegraph stations. What cheer is there that is half so good, in the snowy waste of winter night, as a dancing fire of hickory wood, and an easy chair in the mellow night." Tbe young men of Bellefonte are at present laboring under serious difficulties. The young ladies and fair damsels have all got *he grip. Across the tracts I saw them peg. And through the fringes frayed Upon each shortened tronser leg The winds of winter played. The passing freight was caught In time; They Jumped It on the run-Two men with not a single dime, Two tramps that "beat" as one. That effusive person wbo when he meets you squeezes your hand until he nearly dislocates a bone and shakes it until your arm aches to the shoulder is a weariness to the flesh. When you see him coming you are apt to dart down a side , street or get into the lee of some building until be has passed. Tbe first month of 1890 will soon begone forever. "I have just beard of McGinty.-Nellie Bly in tho New York l\orld. What a pellucid, innocent, dear little soul she is, j Killed by the Can. Joseph Thompson, a brakeman on a special coal train, was caught between the bumpers of the tender and a freight car at Miles burg, Thursday night, and so badly crushed that be died in a short time afterwards. Thompson was a man 6 feet and one inch in height, was married and had four children.! He lived in Tyrone, but was originally from Hilesburg. Verdict Charging* Criminal Carelesiueit, Bellefonte, Pa., Jan. 24 -The coroner's jury that held an mqueet over the remains of Thachicb, the Hungarian shot iu Snow Shoo on Thursday evening, returned a verdict that he came to h�s death from a gun shot wound, the result of criminal carelessness. The Hun, Mike Bardner, who did the shooting, has skipped thecountry and, although the authorities are hunting him everywhere, up to this writing he has not been caught. When be is caught be will likely be tried for criminal careloBsness, Congregation to Unite, Owing to thai Ulucss of Rev. Joseph Nesbi;r, pastor of the Great Island Presbyterian church, Rev. G. W. Gerhard, pastor of the Reformed church will preach n the Presbyterian church in the morning and in tbe Reformed church in the evening. The congreagatiens of tbe two churches will unite �n the services at hours above mentioned. , Board of Trade Meeting. A Regular meeting of tbe Board ot Trade will be held on Monday, tbe 27th day of January, 1S90, at 7:30 p. rn., and as the election of officers and likely some important Committee reports will be a part of the business, a full meeting is expected. G. E. Gulp, Sec'y. The Weather. A small area of depression which was centrally located yesterday, is increasing and moving eastwardty, with brisk to southwesterly winds. For to-morrow warmer weather is indicated. Death of a Minister. Rev. Jobn Paris Hudson died at his residence in Williamsport last night aged 83 years. Ho had been ill but a few daya.