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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - July 11, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAR-NO. 112. LOCK HAVEN, FA.. Fill DAY, JULY 11. 1sd0. PRICE-TWO CENTS evening .express ; the loss of the carmelite &INSLOH KKOTIIEBS---PUBLISHKKS I CURRENT COMMENT. Last week the cases of sunstroke iu Chicago were 533. The deatbs from this cause were 117. With: a million agriculturists in the Farmers' Alliauoe paying all their attention to making political planks, what is to become of the cropB? It is now assorted that official figures show that the population of St, Louts is 448,12-1, or between 15,000 and 16,000 more than the first reports-an increase of about 2S per cent. Afjiica produces not only excellent oof-fee, but first class cotton. These great aaples are enough to fix the importance of Africa, but without doubt they are onty the beginning of its products. Titl story that President Harrison's family, while at Cressoo, will ocoupy a oottage at the courtesy of the Pennsylvania railroad company, is exploded. The President say* he will "pay the rent out of bis own pocket." The Emperor of Germany is uot content to carry on his reforms in state and military matters alone. He has teken the dangerous step of changing the curriculum in the State Universities to suit his own views and tastes. Less Greek and Latin is what bo wants and more English and ohemistry. Nokth Dakota was the scene of the latest destructive cyclone. Nine lives were lost and much property was destroyed. Either these dreaded visitants are becoming more numerous from year to year, or else the rapid filling up of the North Western States has presented a wider area on which they can spend tboir irresistible power. _ Our worthy County Commissioner, J. D. Eogles, Esq., announces himself as a candidate for re-election. His record as a county official is largely endorsed by the taxpayers of the oounty and as we understand the sentiment of the people, his nomination would be equivalent to an election. In view of the condition of oounty affairs- and the expeiience gaioed the past term-we find a growing desire to retain MessrB. Eugles and Grugan in the Board. The admissiou of the new States iu the Northwest, with their total of nineteen votes in the Electoral College, may lessen the importance of New York in the next Presidential election. That State will be as essential as ever to the election of a Democratic President*, but with the new States voting, as they probably will, for the Republican candidate in 1692, it will not be indispensable to Republican success. Oae of the most gratifying signs of the rapid growth of the West is that it will be likely before many years to destroy tho political preponderance of New York in Presidential elections. Tabernacl* Meeting!. These meetings have now been continued nearly three weeks and quite an interest has been awakened. As it is well known that these people observe the seventh day, Saturday, as their day of rest, the elders are frequently asked the reasons for tbuB differing from other Christian believers. In order to answer these queries they have decided to introduce the subject this evening by a discourse on the "Law," and on Sunday evening the subject of the "Sabbath" will be discussed. The attention of the citizens of Lock Haven is especially invited to the subject of Sunday evening, not simply because it is a theme of Bible controversy, but because different ministers of the place have given their side of the question. This will afford a grand opportunity of "Proving all things and holding fast that which is good." Servicrjs also on Saturday evening, and on Sunday at 2:30 p. m. Adventist. The Mystery of Her Fate Oleared Up at Last. A RECITAL OP PERILS OP THE DEEP. For live DHje ami Nights the Captain and Crew of the Ship Hooeley Labor to Save the Fereoni Aboard a Banting Vessel- After the Rescue They Fall Into the Path of a Cyclone. New York, July 10.-Captain Walter Campbell, of tho ship Hoogley, of Melbourne, was at the Maritime Exchange today, and has oleared up the mystery as to the fate of the schooner Carmelite, of Vancouver, B. C, which sailed from Sydney December 27th last, and has not since been heard from. The UoogUy sailed from Sydney January 30th, and in the lat ter part of February sighted the Carmelite Hying a signal of distress. The Captain reported that sho was on fire and that they had the hatches closed. Captain Campbell set to work to help the Carmelite's crew. For five days and nights the two orews worked bard at tbe pumps, but the flames gained on them, and on the fifth day buret through tbe decks, and the intense heat and smoke drove the orews over into the boats. Wbx-n tbe two oaptaius saw that the schooner was lost, the Hoogley set sail for Valpariso. When about eight hundred miles from the South American coast a cyclone came up, and they scudded before it under bare poles, and were driven far out of their course. Soon tbe water gave out entirely, and the Buffering of the men was intense. One of the crew became delirious and jumped overboard. Another went mad, Only the small store of brandy saved most of them from death. Finally after many days of iuteuse suffering they were pioked up and towed into Ascension. Kolghtt of Pylblai Hapre me Officeri. Milwaukee, July 10.-The Supreme Lodge of the Knights of Pythias to-day elected the supreme officers: Chancellor, George B. Shaw, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; vice chancellor, W. W. Blaokwell, Henderson, Kentucky; prelate, Eti T. Black-mere, San Diego, California; master of exchequer, 8. J. Willey, Wilmington, Delaware; keeper of records and seal, P.. L. C. White, Nashville, Tennessee; master of arms, G. H. Morrison,San Francisco; secretary of endowment rank, W. Kennedy, Chicago; inner guard, Dr. M. C. Bartwell, Cheyenne; outer guard, J. W. Thompson, Washington. A Young and Beautiful Forger. Providence, R. L, July 10.-Nellie Clay, the young and beautiful forger of ;* $G,000 note on the Mechanics' savings bank, of this city, who was brought from New York last night, was arraigned before Judge Cook, in tbe Sixth district court this morning on a chargo of uttering a forged note, with intent to defraud. She waived an examination, was declared probably guiliy aud bound over to the September term of common pleas court in $9,000. Fntare or tbe Chicago Stotk Yardt. A Chicago paper says that tbe stock yards iu that city will henceforth be controlled by the Vanderbilts: that they have secured control of them and that the concern is to be capitalized for $22,000,000 and tho stock placed upon the market. It is understood that Chauncey M. Depew will bo president of tho company. The Fi lend, of the Old Soldlen. Chicago Inter-Ocean. President Harrison signed the dependent peusion bill. President Cleveland vetoed it. Of course he would. There is just that difference between the two. One is a friend of tbe old Union soldier-tho other is not and never was. Report ol the Vliwtn. The bridge viewers who inspected the new irou structures at Island yesterday, were well pleased, and found everything complete and iu accordance with the spe-ci/lcalicua, Tbe report of the viewers was rrnido up, duly eigued and will be presented to tbe court for confirmation. Meeting of Canton. A regular meeting of Canton, Lock Haven Patriarchs Militant, will be held this evening &t 8 o'clock. More Trophies For Americans. Berlin, July 10.-Mr. Sohrojder, of New York, won the prize at the field target tn day and Mr. Fabarian?, of New York, won the prize at fixed target. Wyoming U a State. Washington, July 10^-The President this afternoon approved the act for the admision of Wyoming as a State. BASK BALL. RECORD. The Three Organization a and Their Standing to Date. national league. Brooklyn-Brooklyn 5, Cincinnati 3. Now York-New York 14, Pittsburg 3. Boston-Boston 5, Chicago 3. Philadelphia-Philadelphia 14, Cleveland 9. flayers' league. Boston-Boston 12, PittBburg 0. Now York-New York 0, Chicago 5. Philadelphia-Philadelphia 17, Cleveland 11. Brooklyn-Brookl>n 8, Buffalo 5. american association. St. Louis-Syracuse 15, St. Louis 13. Louisville-LouiBville 12, Athletic 3. Toledo-Brooklyn 9, Toledo 0. Columbus- Rochester 11, Columbus 9. Standing of the Club*. NATIONAL LEAOUE. Won. Lost.| Won. Cincinnati.......42 21 Clilcagn............:ji PUNGENT POT POUKHI. A MtRcellaneoui Mixta re of Sense and Non-Bente Sclpftorcd and Scribbled. We know thai CuplJ never wears The smallest Bign of any clothes. And yet, lu all our love allairs. We Keep him busy tying beaux. "Has your utiutn any vices?" li only know of one." "What is that?" "Talking of his own virtues." Pastors abroad-that in, the lucky ones are. Running expenses-children. Alleutown wants its ttreots paved with asphalt. A llazlelou girl has already picked enough huukleberries to buyagold watch. "Well," said the undertaker, "I'm not much of a fighter, but when it comes to boxing, 1 can easily lay out any man." It is vain to look to the ruddy watermelon as a partial solution of tho negro problem. Alas, no! "Well beRua is half dune" duos not apply to a beefsteak. Chicago oueht to bo divorced from hot weather on the ground of incompatibility of temperature. Love is blind. He is used to blinds however. "Dear me! I wish Monday didn't come so soou after Sunday!" said Smithors. Now, if Smithers wouid only end Sunday ac midnight Sunday evening. The bustle may go out in society, but in business it should go on forever. When a witty lady is asked her opinion of moustaches, her reply is that sho always sets her face against them. "What will my friends think of me whon I am in the grave?" "Dou't trouble yourself. ''They won't think of you at all." Shlntowu. A correspondent of the Henovo Rzcord writing from Shintown this county, saya: About the year lS'-il, when Governor Uit-ner held the reins of tho State Government, it appeared the proper thing to build a canal from Philadelphia to Eric, and to this end, sections varying in length were let to contractors, to build along the Sueque-hanna, and elsewhere. The money to pay these contractors was furnished by the State, and in currency called Shiuplaster. The non. Tbadeus Stevens was the State's paymaster, and camo from Harris-burg every month,to Shintown and other places ou horseback,carrying tho mouey in the old fashioned saddle bags, to pay off the contractors. He came so often to the work, at or near the town now called Shintown, that the name soon origiuated. It is also said, but we don't believe it, that Mr. Stevens was an expert poker player, and that when he came to Shintown on Saturday and paid out money that on Saturday night bo would wlu it playing pokor and curry it back to Harrisburg. School of Methods. The W. C. TV U. and other temperance and philanthropic organizations, will bold a "school of methods" on Newton Hamilton camp ground Aug. 6th to 9tb, 1890, conducted by Mrs. Caroline E. Buell, of Chicago, Corresponding Secretary of the State W. C. T. U. Mrs. B. is a lady of rare culture and education and the symposium will bo a �,raod success under her regime. Centre, Clinton and Lycoming counties should unite in a Bimilar project. Brooklyn........Jl Philadelphia...41 Boston.............to 2\ New York........'11 4i\ Cleveland.. JFlttHUurg.. ..1!) ..10 players' league. ilavitjg a Ho out. Yuukeetowu, in Nittauy Valley, is having a substantial season of prosperity. Building bites aro in great demand. Six new houses are now in course of construction and others are to be built. Tbe village will soon be the centte of the valley, Tho new store, large and commodious and well arranged in every detail is a valuable addition. Bosioti..... Chicago.... Pltmburg.... Brooklyn.... Won. Lout, ......aj) 2(i ......:t7 '27 ......S2 :n ,.....:m ;� Won. New York........;ti Philadelphia..^! Cleveland........'.5 Buffalo.............17 american association. Athletic...... Louisville. Ht. Louis..... Hocbester... Won. Lost.'] ,-11) 25 I ....tW '25 ,......36 2u ! JO 2t* Won. Columbus........�t Toledo............-21 Syracuse..........2d Brooklyn.........1u Lo�t. si 35 iu Hilled � Kattleinake George C. Curns, of Castanca, was out with a friend on the Bald Eagle mountains yesterday after huckleberries. They found the berries scarce, but camo across a largo rattlesnake which they killed after a somewhat exciting encounter. The reptile had eoven rattles which wcro brought homo as a tropy of victory. To Protect the Itivrr Bank. J. Schuyler, proprietor of tho Fallon House, is building a wharf aloug the river bank from the Fallon House westward as far as his lards extend. Tho cribbing is about completed, aud when Oiled with stones will form a complete protection to the bank from ice fhiud-4. tersely told happenings. personal pkscii.inos. All the Late Hews aud Views of the Oity Up to 3:00 P. M. A GEAND SOCIAL EVENT LASTNIGET. liemmed In by Saw Loss-The Tabernacle MoetlncB-Ktlled a Rattlesnake-- Frost in tbe Mountains-To Protect the River Bank-To Have Plata Glim* Fronts-The Firemen's Festival. The party given at the armory last night by Miss Kistler, daughter of Councilman Wilson Kistlor was a brilliant af' fair. The party was given in honor of Miss Van Gasbeek, of Albany, N. Y., and Miss Saudford of Knoxville. Tenu., who are visiting in thiB city as the guests of Miss Kistler, There were seventy-five or more ladies and gentlemen present, a number of whom were from the neighboring towns of Bellefonte, Williamsport, Jersey, Shore and other places. The Fisk and Stopper orchestra, of Williams-port furnished music for dancing, and tho refreshments were served in tbe armory. Hemmed In by 8nn~ toga. The steamer "City of Lock Haven" lay at hor landing last eveuing with steam up ready to start for Queens Kun on schedule time, but completely hemmed in by saw logs, that prevented the boat from moving. There were a largo number of ladies and gentlemen badly disappointed, as the ride to Queens Run aud return would have been delightful. But the thousands of loose sawlogs which have been turned out of the boom and had floated down to the dam were drivon up stream by tho strong northeast wind and acres of lumber surrounded the boat. During the night tho wiud changed and forced the logs back again nearer the dam leaving open water in the neighborhood of the steamboat landing. Officers Elected. The following is a list of officers elected at a recent meeting of Clinton Castle No. 254 Knights of tho Golden Eagle: Past Chief, Joseph Ricker; Nobie Chief, George S. Culp; Vice Chief, George B. Warner; High Priest, Thomas Shearer; Venerable Hermit, David Marks; Master of Records, W. H, Bower; Clerk of Exchequer, John P.Anthony; Keeper of Exchequer, J. G. Miller; Sir Herald, A. Zessinger; Worthy Bard, Daniel GrosE; Worthy Chamberlain, James P. Smith; Ensign, S. C. Letter; Esquire, T. D. Dornhlasor; First Guarda-man, William Fable; Second Guardsman, John Barrett; Trustee, D. McClel-lan; Representative to Grand Castle, A. W. Brungard. About an Old Saw Mill. Fourteen miles from Westport, on Kettle Creek, stands an old saw mill that was used at that timo by a Williamsport lumber firm. The Jersey Shore Vidctte says that whon the civil war broke out the mill was deserted, and it was never put in operation again. What is peculiar about the old m.ill to day, is that the men employed at that time quit the mill in the midst of work-for in the centre of the mill stands tbe old upright saw, without a buzz with a cut half way through a 30-foot saw log. Appointed Special Acent. John F. Megiiiness, ex-editor of tho Williamsport Oazeiie & Bulletin ,has been appointed by Superintendent Porter a, special agent to collect statistics of manufactures at Lock Haven and Willamsport. Tho appoiutment is a good one as Mr. Meginuess is fully competent to do the work correctly and quickly. A Pointer for IVilliuiDHport Tho Jersey Shore Vidctte says: Tho next time Williamsport celebrates the glorious Fourth, we advise them to call on Lock Haven for a littlu assistance in the management of their tire works. The display at Williamsport on Friday last was a grand fizzle. Uilugliiff iu the ^hcavfM, The farmers who commenced harvesting last week are now storing their grain in the barns. Tho harvesting as a general thing is about over and within tho next week the grain will bo all housed J( the weather continues favorable Latent GobbIp Al>i�ut You and Vonr Frieoda. Prof. Haeckert and wife aro visiting at D. S. Roger'**, Porter township. Mrs. Dr. Huston, of Clintoudale, and children aro viBiting in Erie county. E. Henry and wile are visiting with friends in Renovo this week. Mrs. Wilhan Allison, ot Cedar Run, is quite ill and there is but littlo hope of her recovery. The Misses Brown, of Bethlehem, aro visiting Clintondale as guests of W._ A. White and family. P. P. Rittman, R. B. Hill and Walter Lawrence, left this morning for a trip to New York and other points east. Rev. Deittriob, of Salona, has beeu preaching a series of sermons on "The Lord's Prayer," to large congregations. Miss Graoo Newcomer, daughter of D. B. Newcomer, of Newberry, is visiting with her uncle, Mr. S. A. Newcomer, 13 Commerce street. James Wolfeudeu has always shown a deep interest in tbe prosperity of this county. It is rumored that his father has purchased five acres of land at Lamar and will build there and make it his future residence. Arthur S. Dorublaser, of Lunar, has juBt graduated from the BoBton Conservatory of Music with great credit to himself and the institution, having taken a thorough course in music and piano tuning. Mr. D. is a born musician and with the training received will 6urely meet with success. A "Sons" Itu�it)la. The members of the Flemington Camp P. O. S. of A.f were greatly amused at the last meeting of the Camp when the members turned in the regalia which they had worn at Tyrone. One of tbe members had carefully wrapped in paper his regalia before leaving home. In some way the parcel was exchanged for one containing an unmentionable article of ladies apparel and tho reader can imagine the merriment of the "Sons" when tbe parcel was opened in the Camp room. Rrclmentnl Reunion. The annual reunion of the Fifty Second Rogiment Penn'a Volunteers will be held this year iu September at Tunkhannock. Company C, of the fifty second, was enlisted in this vicinity and was under tbe command of Capt. W. S. Chatham. Tbe surviving members oTcompauy C propose to have tho reunion in 1891 held in Lock Haven, and are making arrangements now to have this oity named as the place of meeting in '01. l>eath of an Kditor. Mr. H.S. Hull, a resident of Bath, N. Y., editor of tbe Steuben Courier, died at 1:30 a. m on Wednesday last at a hotel in Rochester. Sir. Hull was the grandson of Hon. Horace Williston, President Judge of Bradford county, and was a man of the best of principles, and was beloved by a large circle of friends. His class in Sabbath school often numbered one buudred. A \tw Industry. Harter & Son, of Tylersville, have put up a steam saw mill in the mountains in that vicinity. The machinery is of the finest make. A forty horse power engine works like magic and the firm is preparing to manufacture lumber, staves, etc., extensively and will use the timber of over four hundred acres of land. T. R. Harter is managing the job successfully. Fastln^to Reduce His Flesh. Dr. Charles K. Barlow, one of the lead_ iig dentists of Poughkeepaie, N. Y., has taken no food of any kind except a glass of milk or a cup of coffee each day for forty-five days. When he began fasting he weighed 245 pounds and measured forty inches around tbe body. He uow weighs 201 pounds aud measures thirty-six inches around the body. A Unwaged Pier. Contractor E. T. Gallagher was making an examination this morning of tho pier of the Lock Haven bridge nearest the Lockport side, with a view of making repairs. Tho pior was badly damaged by tho last ice flood, and the damages were iucreased by tho Juno flood last year. To Have Plate Olais Fronts. Tho stores of J. G. Harris, and Raff Brothers aro to be improved by putting in plato glass fronts. Tho work will bo begun iu a few days by Charabars & Mar- tiu. ___ Front in the Mountains. It is reported that there was frost yesterday morning in tho vicinity ofCurwcur-ville. Fires wcro lighted in tbe stpves in passenger cars and overcoats were iu demand. Snow and Ice. Summit Houais, Mt. Washington, July 10.-Tho signal station thermometer indicates this morning 25 degrees above zoro and the top of Mt. Washington is white with snow and frost. For Prothonotary. Lock Haven, Pa,. July io 1890 Editok Kxpkess: Allow me to suggest tho name of Robert F. Sloan as a suitable candidate for tho office of Prothonotary. ii. The Largest in the World. The p.tper mill at Johnsouburg is said by the Clarion UreezQ to bo the largest iu the world. Tho Company is making preparations to double tho capacity of the mill. the routine of business Mapped Out by the Republican Caucus in Session Last Night MAKING A RECORD. PENDING BILLS TO EE0EIVE ACTION. A Prolonged Debate Be.pectloK the Taking Up af the Tariff and Other Bills-Other Important News mm Broufiht by Wire and Cable, Touching a "Variety of SnhJeU Bearing on the Holt Impoitant EYenta. Washington, July 10.-Tbe Republican Senators were in caucus for three bours to-nigbt discussing the order of business. Tbe outcjme was a decision to conclude tbe consideration of tbe pending Shipping bills and then to take up tbe Sundry Oivil Appropriation bill. There was a prolonged debate reBpeot-ing the places to be assigned the Tariff bill and the River and Haibor bill, aa well as tbe expediency of considering tbe National Election bill this session, bat no decision w&s reached, as it was believed that before the matters above referred to the Shipping and Sundry Civil bills should be disposed of. The Demooratio polioy will be sufficiently revealed to guard the Republicans in formenting measures at a subsequent caucus to meet tbe necessities of the situation. When the causus adjourned it was tbe understanding that the next one would be held either Saturday or Monday night, tbe program being to begin the consideration of the sundry civil bill tbe morning of tbe former day, Senator Allison having stated that it was imperatively necessary to get tbe bill out of the way at once, and the discussion of its items would well indicate the way the Democratic wind was blowing. Tho speeohes showed that there waa a decided majority for the Federal Election bill, and it is said that no oneBtrongly objected to il, but a fairly good number showed a great deal of lukewarmness on tbe eubjeot. There was almost a unanimity of opinion that it wonld be absolutely necessary to adopt a closure rule in order to pass the bill, and Senators Edmuuds, Teller and a few of tbe other Senators, tbongbt this would outweigh the benefits to come from tbe bills passage. Senator Edmunds suggested sitting it out, but it soon developed that for one reason or another it was said plainly that owing to the hot weather they did not propose to do this. The Senators favored doing business or. otherwise adjourning. It was from tbe West that tbe indifference to the bill came, though at least one, and it is said two eastern Senators, were by no means favorable to It, Senators Aldrich and Ingalls, of the Rules Committee, wereamong those who favored a rule to stop debate, and Senator Teller was even more determined In his opposition to it than Senator Edmunds. The Proceedings of the Honse. Washington, July 10.-The debate on the question of approving the jonrnal of yesterday's proceedings consumed nearly all of the time in the House to-day. Several members objected to being reoorded as present, and not voting, when, as they claimed, they were not on the floor. The journal was Dually approved. The conference reports on the diplomatic and consular and agricultural appropriation bills were presented and adopted. The House in committee of tbe whole considered the land grant forfeiture bill. When Congress Will Adjourn. Washington, July 10.-Representative Williams, of Ohio, introduced a concurrent resolution in jtbe House to-day whioh was referred to the Committee on Rules, providing that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House be authorized to close the present session of tbe Fifty-first Congress by adjourning their respective Houses the 31st day of July, 1890, at 2 p. m. For Street Itepsirs. The citizens of Mockeyville will h''!d a festival iu the near futuic aud will devote tho proceeds to street, repairs, board walkB and general improvement of tbe village. New Barn. Furst Bros, are building a fine now bank barn at Ced:ir Springs on one of their farms. It is*a largo, coim'uiout building A Big Soap Deal. Cincinnati, July 10 .-During tbe past month one of tbe largest mercantile deals in tbe history of the city has been con< sumated and is now for the first time public Frootor & 3amble's Soap Works is capitalized for $0,500,000. Tbe deal was effected by Morehead, Irwin & Co., brokers, who, with two of tho largest New York binks, will handle S3,500,000 of stock, wbioh is to be offered to tbe Ameri can public exclusively. Tbe remaining $3,000,000 will be retained by Proetor & Gamble who will also have control of the works for five years. Mr. Van Punt Scores His Miuth K'jecllon Without Opposition, l-'rom tbe OnlcaBoTrlbnae. *' Please do not say anything moro, 3Ie. Van Punk,"-protested the young girl, "I must not ltsten to you." "Don't refuse to hear me, Miaa Petber-bridge!" be exolaimed, and be looked about tbe room as if to find a hassock to kneel on, but seeing none he stood upright, looked intently at the oeiling, and proceeded rapidly in a high pitebed voice: . . , "Doubtless you will say, Miss Pettier-bredge, that you never have given me any encouragement. Yon will think I am presumptuous inventurlni to aduress you tbuB. But it must occur to you that a young man has no other way of ascertaining in what light he is regarded by the object upon wbom he has fixed his hopes of earthly happiness than to-to try it on, you know. Therefore.Miss Petherbridge, to come to the point at onee (for In matters of this kind it Is always beat to be direct and explioit), let me ask you, without any preamble, prologue, of introduction, whether you could-" . 'Whether you could make up your mind to consent to link your fate to - that of a young man whom yon never may have regarded in any other light than that of a friend, but of whose entire devotion yon may be assured, and who long baa. entertained for you feelings that-" "You will oblige me Mr. Van Punk, by "Feelings-tbat he may not have suffered to escape him hitherto. In abort, Hiss Petherbridge-for the question is simply one of the heart, and need be occasion for the fewest words only-may I ask'you whether, after mature deliberation and-" "What are you trying to ask, Mr. Van Punk?" "I am trying to ask you, His* Petherbridge if you will marry me.? "Then there is no need of any more words,' I am sorry I oannbt give yon a favorable answer, but-" "Do I understand you to refuse ?" "I certainly do refuse." "You reject ma?" "If you must have it in the plainest possible words, Mr. Tan Punk, I reject yon, though I am sorry to say anything that gives you pain." Tbe young man took a note book from bis pocket and made a mark In it with his pencil. "You will not deny," he said, "that I have asked you whether you would marry me?" "Certainly not." "And you have said yon rssid. uolr' "That is what I have said." "That's right. Check." � �' And he made another mark in the note book. "You are the ninth yonng woman who has given me the same answer' slnoe last Thursday," he said briskly. "I'll get over the pain, Miss Petherbridge. I'm trying to make a record. Thats all. Good evening." The Ferney Mountain Ballraa6V A charted was granted last week for the Mountain Railroad, whioh will be built aud operated by oitizeos of Schuylkill oounty. Tbe line will start at Ferney, on the Philadelphia and Erie Rsilioad twelve miles west of this city, and from the .Williamsport Qaztttt and Bulletin it is learned that the road will oroat, the mountain to . Waterville, on the Fall Biook Railroad, a dlstanoe of 21 m^tes. D aniel Sbepp, of Tamaqua, has been elected president; M. M. McMillan, of Mahanoy City, vice president and general manager; John J. Hurst, of Tamaqua, secretary, and William Boyer, superintendent. The new line will shorten the distance between the Philadelphia and Erie and the Fall Brook Railroads) about 25 miles. It is built principally-for the purpose of having a railroad outlet for some very valuable timber land, which is owned by tbe stockholders. There is an area of about 20,000 aores of magnificent timber land, whioh will yield (50 an acre in freight, or an aggregate of 1,000,000 to tbe Pennsylvania, tbe Fall Brook and Philadelphia and Reading Railroads.. Wlitu a Boston girl goes walkiug before breakfaet she docs uot call it a constitutional- merely a prc-amblo. A sad sight in this world is an old hon trying to plume herself so as to look chic Three Women Instantly KHUd. Bi.nghamto.n, July 10.-A special train on tho Southern Central road, carrying Superintendent Tute, struck a oarriage containing five ladies at a grade oroBsing two miles north of Owego this evening. Three of the women, Mrs. Cleveland, ! widow of ex-SheriS Cleveland, of Tioga county, Mrs. James W. Shay and Mrs. Avery Whitrnarsb, were instantly killed. Mrs. Thomas Beahan and Mrs. Harvey Vau Dusen were badly injured, but it is thought they will recover. Fine Roods. Lamar township supervisors and taxpayers are building- fine roads. Hon attention Bhould be given to the construction of roads. There seems to be an abundance of tbe best material to make solid roads and it should bo utilized. No excuse whatever for poor roads, and airtoll gates are relics of the past and should be abandoned, and if good roads are built their day is past and gone speedily. If this is a free country extortion ought not meet us on every hand. Improve tbe roads and streets then driving will be a "luxury on wheels." The Firemen's Festival. To morrow evening Hope Hose oom-pany will serve ice cream, oake and raspberries in tbe engine house on Grove � street. Tbe engine house wHl be, decorated and well lighted and the public is, invited to call. ;