Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - July 19, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
f-.r.^ _.J;v>- ^v*-' .5^^ T-i.Av.-th'yi.-' NINTH YEAR-NO. 119. LOCK HAVJEN, 1JA.. SATURDAY. JULY^l9. 1S90. PKICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS kFnSLOE kkothbks---fubmshkks CURRENT COMMENT. A mono the moet successful legal tlrnis in Laueiog, Mich., said to be the one whose shingle sayp, "Judge Luoas & Wifr, Attorneys." The increase in the number of poBt-officee during the past year, waB the largeBt in any one twelve mouths iu the history of the country. Foraker's speech eulogizing Harrison Sherman, McKfnley and Foster -indicates that there has been a general burial of Kepublican hatohetB in Ohio. Some of our American cities, Chicago for instance, may eventually discover that lasting prosperity depends quite aa much upon the character of the population upon its numbers. General Fremont's poverty was for him a notable mark of distinction. If he had been willing to follow questionable methods in bis dealings with the Govern merit he might have died many times n millionaire. The nation should promptly make just provision for his widow. One of the .most interesting, ablest and most instructive articles on ''Sewage, and What Shall Be Done With It," constitutes the supplement of the Uarper'n Weekly just out. It is written by Dr. G. W. IIos-mer, who unites the knowledge of a phy. sician and BauHary specialist, with the trained ability of an old journalist. New York's population has increased, since 1S80, 23 4 10 per cent. This is at enormous increase for a city of over a mil lion Inhabitants, and has probably never bten equalled in the history of the world. In the preceding decade the growth was at the rate of 28 per cent., but in 1870 New York had not yet become one of the millionaire cities. A MILLION DOLLAR FIRE The Western Union Telegraph Company's Kew York Building In Flames THRILLING BESOUE OF EMPLOYES With all their worrying over tbe surplus, the He Kid ley bill and tbe Federal Election bill, Democratic editors are having a bard time of it through the heated term. They might just as well keep oool and not get excited. The voters of the country decided that the Republican party should administer tbe government, and it proposes to do it. The silver bill will go into effect on August 13, after which the silver coinage of the country will proceed at the rate of 4,500,000 ounces per month until July 1, 1891, after which the amount of silver dollars coined will be a*, the discretion of tbe Secretary of the Treasury. The oDly people likely to be benefitted will be tbe silver producers, who will njw have a constant market for their bullion at advancing prices. Congressman Breckenridge, of Ar* I kansas, who sits in the seat which was contested by John M. Clayton at the time the latter was assassinated, and who has been reviling all those who have taken part against him, is now compelled to listen to words of stinging condemnation such as he hardlj anticipated. So far, he does not show up in a very favorable light, although he will no doubt be allowed to retain bis seat, as tbe former contestant is now dead.__ They Had Met Before. "Now, air," began the attorney for the defence, knitting his brows and preparing to annihilate the witness whom he was about to cross examine, "you say your name is Williams. Can you prove that to be your real name ? Is theie anybody in the conrt room who can swear that yon haven't assufrfed it for purposes of fraud and deceit ?" "I think you can identify me yourself," answered the witness. "I? Where did I ever seo you before, my friend?', "I put that flcar over your right eye twenty five years ago, when you were stealing peaches out of father's orchard. I'm the same Williams.1'-Chicago Iri-(tune. Third Wurtl Young American*. TheYoungAmerican base ball cl ub ofjthe Third ward, went to Farrandsville to day to play a game with a juvenile nine of that place. Tbe names of the Young Americans aro Clarence Troxell, Frank Candor, Charley Strayer, Will Ryan, Warren Wynn, Will Hiller, Nels. Zuber, Ed." Caruth and Will Probst. Tbo scoring will be done by Georgo Williamson, and Fred Troxell will act as umpire. A telegram received at2 p. m. states that at the end of fourth inning game stood 11 t-j2in favorofLock Haven. Sadden Death at Hvner. Mr. Ja."Ob Goodman, a resident of Hyner, took his invalid wife to the depot at that place this morning, fur the purpose of takiDg her to the hoBpital at WiUiamsport for medical treatment. Before the arrival of Day Express, the train on which they intended going, Mrs. Goodman died in the depot, the ride from her residence haviug been too much fur her weak constitution. Mr. and Mr�. Goodman were formerly rosideuts of this city. A N�iv Ice W�euD. P. M. Christie, tho ice dealer, has put a new delivery wagon on the Btieots. The Great Eight Story Structure Now a Partial Kuin-The As to elated Free* Which Occupied the Top Floor, a Heavy Loaer Through the toss of Valuable Records-Saved From the Flames. New York, July 18 -This morning shortly before 7 o'clock flames burst from the switch board of the Western Union operating room on the seventh floor of that company's building, corner Broadway and Dey streets. So rapidly did they extend to the woodwork that the escape of the employes by the stairways was cut off and a number were lowered from the windows by means of ropes to the tops of adjoining buildings. So far as now known there was no loss of life. The fire extended from the fifth through three upper stories of the building, including the operating rooms of the Associated Press office, the executive offices of tbe Western Union and upper floors, devoted to reBtaU' rant and for living purposes. Telegraph communication with outside points was badly crippled. There was no loss of life, but seven persons had miraculous escapes. The operators bad begun to arrive to begin their day's work and about fifty men and young women had reaohed the operating room, when tbe fire was discovered in the distributing room. hemmed in by flame. The tlame spread with lightning rapidity and the fifty operators barely escaped with their lives by rushing down the stairs through the smoke and flames. The flames worked their way rapidly to the upper floor, where the Western Union Company's restaurant was located. On this floor were four men and three young women, who were employed as waiters, cooks, etc. All exit was cut off when these seven discovered that the building was on fire, and tbey ran about the restaurant screaming and wringing their hands, when one of the men thought of tho trap door to the roof. This he pushed open, and the affrighted prisoners climbed out on the roof. Their position was then not greatly bettered. All tho houses surrounding the burning building were muob lower, and for those on the top of it to jump meant death. In the meantime the smoke and blaze were becoming greater, and a cry of horrror arose from the thousands of upturned faces in the street as the perilous position of those on tbe roof became realized, for it seemed impossible that tbey could be rescued. saved from the flames. The women on the roof screamed and wrung their hands and the men Bbouted for God's sake, save us." Three alarms had been sent out aod in a short time fourteen engines were pouring tons of water ; into the blazing building. A long ladder ' was placed on the roof of No, 8 Dey stieet; against tha rear of the burning building, bat it did not reach within fifty feet of the i roof of the latter building. Two firemen, I however, scaled the ladder, and overreach-'. ing the top threw a long r-pe to those on tbe roof and it was made fast by one of the brave girls. The firemen then nulled , themselves band over hand up the rope to tbe roof and amid the cheers of thousands of throats from below they let the seven down with a rope to places of safety. The i rescue was accomplished Justin time, as 1 a moment later the fUmes burst through tbe wlndoWB and cornices and booj en , veloped the roof. Tbe work of the engines j finally gained control of the fU mes. j extent of the fire. The entire upper part of the building � was gutted and every telegraph iustru | ment rendered useless. It is surmised that the fire originated from tbe electric light wires. Had tho fire broke out an hour later the loss of life might have been numerous. Fully 700 men and girls are employed in the building. The offices of the Associated Press, which occupied the eighth fljor, were > completely gutted. What the tire failed to \ destroy was completed by water. Tbe ruin of the operating room rendered every Western Union wire on Mnfbattan Island useless. The Associated Press opened its headquarters in.Jersey City, every facility being afforded them by the officials of the Pennsylvania railroad, and before the fire was under control tbe various circuits of the Associated Press were in active operation. The Associated press loses instruments, type writers, furniture and all of its books, papers, and records dating from 1844 and a valuable reference library; all of tbe material for the history of tbe growth of tbe press in America, contained in letter book and filed, was destroyed. The loss of the records and papers is irreparable. loss of the western union. Tho Iobb of tbe Western Union Telegraph Compauy is very large and will re-]uire a long time to replace the matter. The large switch board in the operating room alone cost a quarter of a million of dollars. Tbe building of the Western Union Telegraph Company is eight Rtorirs high and has been for years a groat nttd iinposing landmark on Broadway. Tbe live lower floors aro filled by otUccs of come of the greatest railroad marruateB in the country. The vast Hyatt1 m of tho Pa c:flo Railroad is operated through in-u.rue-tiouH given from tho Western Union building. Jay Gould. Sydney Dillon, Dr. Norviu Green and other great financial magnates have offices in tbo building. It is estimated the loss is over a million dollars. A TLKASURK YACHT SCNS It Collided With a Steamer at the Thousand Islands and Fiv� Lives are Last. Utica, N. Y. July 38-Tne steamer St. Lawrence at 10:30 last night collided with the private steam yacht Catherine near Alexandria Bay. The Catherine had a party of twelve on board. The names of the drowued were: Edward Pemberton, Mrs. Edward Pemberton, Mis. W. D. Hart, Miss Margaret Henry, (all of Bradford, Pa ,) and Engineer John Senedchall, of Alexandria Day. The captain of tbe yacht was Joseph SeneschaH, of Grenadier Island, who owns the craft. The St. Lawrenoe was returning from a search light excursion around the islands, and had put out its electric fi�sh light on entering tbo American channel from tbe Canadian side below the scene of the accident. Passengers on board the iHt. Lawrence Bay that they saw the yacht making directly across tho bow of tho St. Lawrence, and it bad nearly crossed when the crash came, carrying away tbe stern of the yacht. LAY fiipRViCKS. At Tiioity M. E. Church, Rev. J. A. Wood, Jr., pastor-Preaching at 10:30 a. ro. and 7:30 p. m, Sunday school at 2 o'clock. Yonug People's Societyat 6:30 p. m. Preaching by tho pastor, Uev. S. J. Taylor, in tho English Lutheran Church at 10:30 ft. in. aud 7:45 p. m. Sunday cchunt at ~ o'clock p. m., and young peo-jilu'ts pntyer meeting at G'AH p\ m. At Ea* Main St reel M. E. Church - Preaching in ihe evening at the visual hour. SumUy school at, 9 o'clock a. m , and meeting of Epworth League at 7. Preaching at Fleming ton in the morning at 10:45. Fatul Accident at tfe�tnort-A He Crowd of Picoicer�-Building a New House-A Delightful Ride-They Marched Away- Third "Ward Yoonc Americans -Change or Arithmetics. At the special meeting of City Council laBt night all tbe members were present excepting Mr. Ristler. Tbe Finance Committee reported that In tbe matter of the delinquent taxes against James MoNerney they would rec ommend a compromise on 50 per oent. or $72.53, including costa. The report was adopted. The Water Commissioners submitted a report showing estimated cost of work done in laying new water pvp� by S. Z. Martin to be 1605 G5. The report also gave the approximate estimated cost of laying new iron pipe from Commerce street to Fairview street on Bellefonte avenue as $770.20 which includes cost of digging the trench and layiDg the pipe. The report was adopted and an order granted Mr. Martin for the amount due him. The Finaoce Committee in the matter of claim of P. W. Keller for increase of rent of Mayor's office reported that 3Ir. Keller bad concluded to allow the rent to remain tbo same as it had heretofore been, $150 par year, and on motion of Mr. Kreamer an order was granted Mr. Keller for six months rent now duo. The petition of Dr. A, Prieson In reference to repairing hewer leading to the river on Vesper street was presented and referred to the Committee on Streets and Bridges with power to aet. Clerk Geary read an ordinance drawn by the City Solicitor and providing for opening Main street east from Sherman street to Fleming's lane. Mr. Quigley moved to lay it on the table. City Solicitor BrowD was called upon by President Smith t� make a statement as to the law relating to the subject, which he did, after which there was considerable discussion of the subject by the members and several motions were made but not seconded. Mr. Quigley insisted on a vote on bis motion, which was taken, and resulted ara in favor and five against. Tbe members voting in favop of laying tbe resolution on the table were Messrs. Fulton, Kreamer, Mo-Leod, Quigley, Mosser and Sheid, and those who opposed the motion weie Messrs. Ely. Baberstroh, Seid, Ringler and Smith, On motion of Mr. Seid the Water Commissioners were instructed to purcbase and lay on Bellefonte avenue, tbe water pipe recommended in their report. On motion of Mr. Quigley Conncil decided to request the Penn'a. Canal Company to lower the Water street bridge three feet from its present position. j The bill of M. H. Fisher tor $3.04 for ork on stone crusher was read and ap� proved and an order for the amouot | granted. Council then adjourned. Meeting of the School Board. | The City School poard held an adjourned session last night at which all the members were present excepting Mr. Is-1 rael. ! The hill of James P. Smith for $11 was approved and an order granted for the. amount. | Bids for painting the Third Ward school building were received and read and on motion laid over until Die next meeting. | A communication from 0. W. Scott, school book agent was read, giving terms for furnishing Fish's Arithmetics. On motion of Mr. Gould, the propo-si- � tion w&b adopted and Fish's Arithmetic*, No. 1 and No. 3 adopted. In discussing the merits of the books, Profs. Bobb and ; Wolverton and Mrsflis. Anthony, Adams, Rumbcrger and Furey ppoko in favor of the books. There were a number of the lady teachers present, but they declined to talk on the subject. � 1-OVK3 I!V THE TON. A Rtg Crowd of I'lcnlcem. A special train of eight coaches arrived in this city from Renovo early this morning, having on board a large crowd of excursionists bound for Nippeno Park. The excursion was under tho auspices of the Juvenile band, which accompanied the party. Ab�ut 20 persons joined the excursion here and tho train was made a part of tbe Sea Shore Express from Lock Haven east. The Hteam Threther Traveling, Wetzel's stoam traotiou engine, drawing a tender and separator, passed through the city eaily this morning. The "rig" made quko a train, and causrd the engine to puff like a locomotive. RidB are fully formed and assume this red dial! aolor tire harvesting commences, and Is prosecuted for fully six months at intervals, -aince the buds do not form simultaneously, but at odd times throughout tbe period. Tbe limbs of tbe trees being very brittle, a peculiar four sided ladder is brought into requisition, and the harvesting proceeds apace. Aa faBt as collected tbe buds are spread out iu the sun until they assume a brownish color, when they are put in a store house and are ready for market. A ten-year old plantation should produce an average of twenty pounds of cloves to a tree. Trees of twenty years frequently produce upwards of 109 pounds, each worth 10 cents a pound. The Sultan derives no inconsiderable portion of his revenue from this source, the duty levied placing to the Sultan's credit for the present year nearly, if not quite, $400,000. Besides the clove buds the stems are also gathered aud form an article of oommerce, commanding about one-fifth the price of cloves, and having about tbe same per centage of strength. To this ciicumstance is due the fact that the ground clove can frequently be purchased in the home market at a lower price than whole cloves. For the past fifteen years the cultivation of cloves bas been the chief occupation of the Arab planters, and has always netted good returns. It seems probable that it will continue to be a profitable crop, since tbe consumption of tbe article appears to keep pice witb^the inevitable inorease of production. _ A Prise Flab Story. Forest ami Stream. Henrik Da tit, of Aalesund, was a reader and follower of Darwin. Wishing to apply his theory of the limit ot adaptability of a species to its environment, he procured a herring from a neighboring fjord and carried it home in a tub of sea water, lie renewed the water daily for some time and gradually reduced the quantity, with so little inconvenience to the herring tbat be concluded that the fish might, in time, learn to breathe the air undiluted with water, like the oat and man. It turned out as bo expected, and the water was finally turned out of tbe tub never to be replaced. Henrik next removed the fish from tbe tub and placed it on the ground, where it flopped about very awkwardly at first, but eoon learned to move freely and rapidly. Iu a little while the herring was able to follow Ub master without difficulty and then it became his constant companion about the streets of the city. On a certain unfortunate day Ilenrik had occasion to croBS a dilapidated bridge which spanned an arm of tbe harbor. The herring coming gracefully along, heedless of danger, now aud again springing at tbo opbemera, for which it had acquired a special fondness, missed its fuo ing, slipped through a crack into the water beneath and drowned. IN FAVOR OF RECIPROCITY PERSONAL FpNCJLINGS. Senator Pierce Proposes an Amendment to the McKinley Tariff Bill Clittiiffo of Arithmetic*. At the meeting of tho City School lion id last uight Fishs' arithmetics. No's. 1 and 2 were adopted. Tbey will take the place of Uaub's Elementary and Comptote Arithmetics now in use. IT MAT OPEN UP NEW MARKETS Senator Allliou's Bf.olutlons Laid on the Table-The Original Package In the Bonse-Flve LWea I-ott By the Sinking of a Pleaioce Yacht-Almost Wiped Ont By Storm. Washinuton, July 18.- Souitor Pierce to day proposed an amendment Co tbe tariff providing that after one year from the pasnage of the bill, the President, in his discretion, may direct that the duties on sugar imposed under the laws now force, bo retmpoBed as against any nation or country failing w enter into adequate reciprocal relations with the United States regarding tbe agricultural products of this country; and the President is directed to pursue such negotiations as may be deemed necessary to secure by treaty or otherwise the unrestricted entry into any such country of tbe agricultural products of tbe United States. OTHEIl -WASHISGTON NEWS. In the Senate the resolutions offered by Senator Allison yesterday making it in order, in the consideration of appropriation bills, to move to limit the debate on amendments to five minutes for each Senator, was presented. After ilr. Allison explained tbat it was an exact copy of tbe resolutions that have been adopted by the Senate an many occasions, it was laid on tbe table to be called up hereafter. Tbe conferries on the land forfeiture bill were appointed, and the Senate resumed consideration of tbe sundry oivil appropriation bill. In tbe House the "original paokage" bill was taken up and discussed under a resolution providing that tbe previous question be considered aa ordered on Monday, after the reading of tbe journal. At Camp Qartaanft. M.t. Guets.\, July 18.-The different commands of the National Guard of Pennsylvania have been arriving here all day, and by to-morrow noon all will be in camp. This promises to be tbe most interesting camp that bas ever been held under the auspices of tbe State of Pennsylvania. Tbe first regiment to arrive to day was tbe Eighteenth, the erack command of Pittsburg, who oame in on special train 500 strong. Most of the regiments will arrive to-morrow morning, although a number will come during the nigbt. By 12 o'olock to-morrow noon tbe whole oamp will be ready for duty, and from that hour until noon of the 36th instant strict discipline will be enforced. A Fatal Accident. Mrs. Edgar D. Kelson and her little three-year-old girl were struck by a train on tbe Northern Central Railroad yesterday afternoon near Trout Run, and Mrs. Ne'son was instantly killed. Tbe child was injured so badly tbat it will probably die. Mrs. Nelson and her daughter wore crossing the railroad in a spring wagon and just as the horse bad crossed the traok tbe locomotive struck the wagon. Tbe child was thrown thirty-five feet and Mrs. Ntslson sixty feet. Tbe woman gasped once or twice after she was picked up. The body was taken to tbe hospital at Wiltiamsport. Mrs. Nelson was formerly Miss Roberta Piatt, a daughter of ex Sheriff Piatt, of Lycoming oounty. She bas numerous relatives and friends in Lock Haven who will regret her sad death aid sympathize with her sorrying husband. Notice. Complaint has been made to me tbat oertaiu persons have been injured by tbe firing of target or air guns within the oity limits, in the bauds of boys and other persons. Window glats and lamps have been broken by tbe Bame practice, which is in direct violation of the city ordinances. Parents are hereby cautioned and requested to have their children aease this practioe, or otherwise the offenders will bo arrested aud dealt with aooordlng to law. VV. J. Wsstbrook, Chief of Police. Damaged by llaii. Tbe Williamsport Sun Bays Juhn and William Probst lost almost 48,000 tobacco plants in Thursday's storm. They have been cultivating about six acres iu tobacoo just below tbe city of Williamsport, and not one plant remaiufl in the entire Bix acres Attention, U. V. Legion I There will be a regular meeting of the Uuion Veterans Legion, Monday evening, July 21st, at 8 o'clook, sharp, in the G. A. H. room. By order of Charles Boweh, W. W. Richie, Adjt. Col. Com. Frederick Strainer'. Funeral. Tbe funeril of Frederick Strasser will take place at Charlton to morrow afternoon. Latest GogflTp Abont Yon and Vonr Friend.* Misses Nellie aud Katie Coffey, of Homellsville, N. Y. are guests of M. Mo-Neroey and family. Mrs Emily Wilson, of Wayne township, has returned from a ten months' visit with ber daughter, Mrs. Smith^at Iowa Falls, Iowa. Miss Polly Stones, of Williamsport, and Miss May Abbott, of Rochester N. Y., are visit'Dg Mrs. M. E. Henderson, Clinton street. Mrs. Catharine Silvia and her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Penny, former residents of this oity, now of Hornellsville; N. Y., are visiting friends in Lock Haven. Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson, of Reynolds-ville. Pa., are visiting relatives in this oity to-day, being on their way home from the editorial excursion to Washington, D. C. Louis Raff, of the firm of Raff & Brothers, returned yesterday from a visit with his sister, Mrs. Maggie Jacobaoo, at Erie. Louis became an unole four weeks ago and feels much elated over the fact. They Matched Away. Company H left tbe Armory early tbia morning and marohed to the depot, where they boarded Sea Shore Express and went whirling towards Camp Hartranft at Mc Gretna. The baggage was shipped yesterday. Tbe ezperienoe gained at six annual encampments has taught the men to take with them many things whioh tbey require to make oamp life endurable, and whicb they in the earlier days ot ta�u enlistment did not have. The daily routine of life in tbe camp will be abont as follows: First call (five minutes before), 5 a. m.; reveille (one gun), 5 a. m.; police call, 5:30 a. m.; mess call (breakfast), 8 a. m.; sick call, 1 a. m ; guard tnemoting, 8a.m.; drill, 8:30 a. m.; leoall, 10:30 a. m.; mesa (dinner), 12 m.; drill, 4 p.m.; recall, 6 p. m.; dress parade, 6:30 p. m.; mesa eall (supper)^ p. m ; retreat, sunset; tattoo, 9 p. m.; taps, 10 p. m. Roll calls at reveille and tattoo. No Damages Vor- Vacated Streets. An opinion was handed down by Judge Simonton on Tuesday at Harrisburg, in the cases of three or four eitizens of Mid-dletown against tbe borough which enunciates a principle of much importance to the municipalities of the State. These cases were for the assessment of damages claimed by reason of the vacation of portions of certain streets in Middle-town and the viewers bad awarded damages in eaoh case, in all amounting to many thousands of dollars. Exceptions were filed to these reports, which were sustained, tbe court holding that tbe vacation of a street did not entitle an abutting owner to damages and much leas could a party recover damages for property whiob did not abut on the street vacated. t Bicycler's Com Vug. A letter from J. E. Harder, of Clearfield, written yesterday, stated that be and Mr. S. G. Dale would start from Clearfield early this morning on bioyeles to ride to this city. Tbe gentlemen expected to reach Look Haven sometime between 2 and 4 p. m., coming by way of Milesburg and tbe Bald Eagle valley. After lunch here they will push on towards .Williams-port, and will be accompanied by Messrs. Frank Harder, and Thomas Keaa. A telegram received at noon from Mr. Harder dated at Milesburg, stated that tbey would leave tbat place about one o'clock. Tbe distance wheeled up to tbat time was 66 miles. Mr. Frank Harder and Mr. Thomas Kean left here at 2:30, and proceeded up tbe valley to meet the bicyclists. Fatal Accident at Westport. A special dispatch to the E.vpatBS from Renovo gives meagre particulars of a fatal accident whicb occurred at Weatpoit this morning, resulting in the instant death of J. Edward Robbies. The telegram states that Robbing was driving team for J. L. Emery, and bis team was frightened by tbe oars. Tbe bones ran away and tbe driver, Bobbins, was instantly killed. His age was 24 yearn, and tbe accident occurred at 8:15 this morning.__ Committee Meeting*. A meeting of tbe Firemen's General Committee, appointed to . push Lock Hateo'a claims (or tbe next State theme.u'a convention, will be held next Tuesday evening, at eight o'clock. Tbe meeting will be^ield in the Grove street engine bouse, aud all tbe members are urged to be present. v X Ddlghtfal Klile. A paity of youug ladies and gentlemen chartered tbe steamer City of Lock Haven last evening and enjoyed a delightful ride up and down the .pool of the dam. Mr. and Mrs. Johu F. Brown ohaporoned the party. Steamboat Notice. The sleamboat City of Lock Haven will run to-morrow, day and-evening, on schedule time, leaving from the wharf at the foot of Vesper street.