Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - July 25, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
NINTH YE AH-NO-124. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. FRIDAY. JULY 25. 1890. PEICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS k.in SLOE BROTHERS fublisheks CURRENT COMMENT. The keynote of Demooraoy just now are obstsuction, filibustering aud boycotting. And yet there are Democrats who thiok their party stands for principles. As English edition of The Ladies Home Journal is to be brought out in Loudon ou a scale never before attempted by an American magazine, and Mr. CyruB H. lv. Curtis, propriet >r of the Journal, and Mr. .Edward W. Bok, the editor sailed for Europe last week to perfect arrangements Eukope seems t-o be directing her attention co the more extensive use of electricity even to a greater extent than the United States A single syndicate in the kingdom of Saxony has secured conces sions by which it will supply no fewer than 1GS towns and cities with the new light. _ The death of a woman the ot her day in New York from swallowing her false teeth indicates anew the necessity of removing them when people lie down tj sleep. The number of there fatalities is increasing continually, and it iB very rare that a person survives who has the misfortune to receive these obstructions into his stomach. The directors of the Western Union Company have no fear of tall buildings. They have resolved to take down the roof and walls to the sixth floor in their New York building, and add four stories which are two more than the building now has. The difficulty which existed when the fire occurred of getting water to the top will thus be increased by the extention. Tfje Springfield State Journal is an earnest advocate of road improvements. But it appears to be discouraged. It says that when the mud is deep and the roads almost impassible, the farmers earnestly discuss the problem of securing better roads. When the mud dries up the discussion also dries up and ends in nothing. We send our sympathies to our Illinois contemporary. We are in the same fix. Hian prices have out. off tbe ice consumption all over the country very largely. As it to fetill further knock out the ice monopolists, cool weather unprecedented at this season of the year has come along. Tbe result has been that the ice men are alarmed at the falling off in the comsump-tion everywhere. The Maine speculators are the ones to feel the effects of thiB changed oondition ol things flrfat. They bought immense stocks at $G and $3 per ton aud cannot sell it. They are now trying to throw it on the market at $3 and $4 per ton without takers. How to save Ice Is one of the questions that just now enters largely into household economy. The IIoTnc-maker, edited by Mariom Harland, in a recent issue noted the fact that by covering ice blocks with thick manilla paper, it would greatly reduce the liability of the Ice to melt. Mrs. Ormsbie, who details the results of her experience, says: "Paper preserves ioe, because it is air-tight and is thoroughly efficacious when the package is carefully closed at the ends. Clean furniture packing or a clean piece of carpeting is sometimes used, but tucb packing fs a waste of time. No woven fabric is impervious to the air. This manilla paper is so strong that it will not tear when folded over the sharp edges of the ice, and will withstand the penetration of water from the melted ice a long time. Tbe amount of saving in the waste of ice by this simple plan is notable." PERSONAL FKNCILlNdS. THE PRESIDENT AT CAM? Arrival of the Chief Magistrate and Escort at Camp Hartranft. THE TROOPS REVIEWED IN THE RAIN La tee t G�*sip About Tod rim! Yotir Friend*. Ex-Councilman E. L. Moore is oo the sick list. Mibs Grace Goodyear, of DuBois, is visiting with Mrs. K. W. Rogers. Miss Ellie Turtle is visiting in WillUme-port as the guest of Mrs. John Cohill. Charles Bower, of Renovo, speu last night in Lock Haven as the guest of Sheriff Malone and family. Editor Dillon, of the Renovo JYeicn, made a brief visit to this city laat nighr, returning to Renovo this morning. Russell Malone, son of Deputy Sheriff Malone, went tj Renovo ta-day tpoit, Ian evening. -Wi'-liamspoi: -Stf't- .lamoH ;'. Molick, "Buzz" L::iter nn-i Clyile Flack are c.imping at Earon's grovu near Ftw-randsvilie, Yeitarday evening Mr. Flac': was taken suddenly ill with cramps and ho was brought tr this city. This morning ho was reported as much improved. President IlarrlRon and the Oilier l>l*tln-gnished Visitors Well Pleased With the Appearance of Pennsylvania'* Soldiers-General Snowden'e Appointment as Commander Formally Announced. Mt. Gretna, July 24-There wore two important matters to engage the attention of the members of the National Guard at Camp Haitrauft to-day, one being the arrival ol the Presidential patty from Washington, and the other the formal appointment of General Suowdeu, of Philadelphia, to be Major-General and successor of General llaiiranft as Commander of the Pennsylvania army. Governor Beaver at tho same time directed the Commission to issue to Colonel Dacbert, promoted to Commander of the first Brigade. These appointments gave great satisfaction. AllItlVAL OF THE PRESIDENT. Congratulations were fairly showered upon General Snowden during the day, but be bore his honors modestly. This being President's day hundreds of visitors braved the rain, which began falling at dawn, and there was a greet crowd to greet the distinguished visitors when ibey arrived in camp about noon. The i rip from Washington was accomplibhed in four hours. All the cavalry organizations were in line at tbe fetation when the visitors arrived, and the troopers escoued them to General Suowdcn's headquarters. When the special train Mopped at tho station the electric current conveyed tho fact to headquarters, where the cannons of the United States batteries belched forth tbe President's saluts. Before the reports died away the oavalry dashed up the bill to headquarters, closely followed by the oarriage containing President Harrison, Secretary of War Proctor, Postmaster General Wanamaker, Attorney General Miller, Major General Schoiield and two aids, Lieutenant* Bliss and Andrews, Colonel Earnett, of the Engineer Corps, and Captain Taylor of the Ordnance Bureau. Colonels Noith and Kraumbhaar, who went to Washington as a special esooit, were also with the pai ty. RECEPTION' AT UEADt^L'aktehs. The reception at headqua'ters was cordial in an extreme, and President Harrison was greatly pleased. Ho paid t 'jo National Guard some high eomplimem s and referred to the magnificent showing of the division in Washington ou tbe occasion of his inuguration, at which t;me it also rained heavily. Geueral nast tng, General Snowden, General Schofield and many oilier prominent civic and mil it iry officers, sat about the headquaiters chatting pleasant* ly, while the great, crowd of soldiers aud visitors in camp stood jnet. outside the guard line watching the party. Tbe review of the 9,000 troops, including the United States arm detachment, took place at 4:30 o'clock, and was a rcpet ttou of yesterday's great display, not wit branding the almost iuceHsant rain, which, however ceased during the parade. Tho men marched well and presented a fine appearance. Tbe President and his party watched the passing column with more than ordinary intereht. the RETURN to WASHINGTON. At 0:-j0 o'clock they returned t > Washington delighted with their trip aud more than ever impressed with the praclical strength and utility of the National Guard of this State. SecreUry Proctor aud General Schofield were paiticularly pleased. After the review there was another brief reception at headquarters, and then the Presidential patty were driven away to , tbesution, the assembled officers raising their caps and the battery fiundoiing a paning salute. At their own desire and through the courtesy of the Surgeon Gen-oral, two represent ativesof the Stitt u Board of Health, Dr. Lee and Dr. At Itiusor, made a tour of the camp to-i.iy and ex-pre.^sed themselves as much pleased wit i the sanitary arrangements. At a meeting of the mspeci >th of rill.; practice to-day it wsh decided to have t'io annual shoot of the National Guard at, Mt. Gretna range on September 13, 10, IT, .8, 19, and 21. Teams will shoot for the Coleman cash prizes of $000 and Hio other trophies. SOLDIERS I1HEAKINO CAM 1'. The encampment, ceremonies were con- | eluded with the review this afternoon. To-morrow tho soldiers will begin thoir return home, the Governor's troop starting overland at 2 o'clock. At the same hour the Ninth regiment will leave on the cars. All the soldier* will !�. borne hy j SitUirday nigl.t. li will n.iuirr- i wo bun � died and fi*ty etrs t j transport them, and ! excellent arningftin�!:m Inv^ b>-tin madn. ! A Miiimary of eprraiions in th.; �;i-n>iii>- j sary department dtiring ;lw -Jn.-.v^ lhat it cost for Kuh3it.:,-j,r,n Sl-.OQu, l.eij;: &t tbe rate of twenty cunt h jl day per man. To-night thecamp is comparatively quiet, and the men are having a pleasant time calling upon each other beforo break- : iug camp. i THE M* KIN LEY KIM.. Why ttlitiiie'g Proi�oBittnDH Should be Con-Hiilered in I lie Svuate. Senator Hale in an Interview. "It is the duty of the Republican Senate to stick to the bill until it is completed and passed. It will not necessarily be the McKinley bill, but wilt retain all its good features. Tho first duty of the Republicans in Congress is to pass a good strong Protective bill. The proposition which will be debated and passed upon by tbe Senate will bo to try and Eeeuro a foothold iu the South nud Central Ameri oan nations and to get their "markets for our goods. This does not in auy way interrupt the working of tho Protective system nor is it iuconsisteut with a Protective Tariff. 'The Free Traders are very fond of declaring that tbe movement made by Mr. Blaine, aud, so far as can be judged by his messages, approved by the President, iuvolved Free trade or reciprocity with the countriea of the Old World. This has no foundation whatever. Tbe Protective Tariff gives its benefits to our labor, which in tbe same Gelds has a competitor In the underpaid labor of European countries, who manufacture the same things, and stand ready, if they can, to break down tho protective system, to take control of our markets and drive out our labor. "The situation in Central aud South America is precisely opposite. They furnieh the products we do not Bupply, and which we need. We produce and manufacture the things they need, and which they cannot produce. Their market is largely in tbe bauds of Great Britain aud France, aud tbe money which they pay for their products goeH to these countries. Instead of paying for their products in money, which goes to Europe, we ought to givo in exchange our goods, and we ought, by treaty or by legislation, to so tlx business relations between us that their goods will come to us and our goods go to them. "My impression is that a movement should be made with reference to sugar, not involving it with tho wool question. -Mr. Blaine is ripht in saying that if wo give to South America, Cuba and Poito Iiico an open market for sugar, without terms being imposed, we .shall have no hold on these countries to induce them to let our products into their ports. I believe it to be a fact that preparations tending to a negotiation with some of these countries, which would have resulted in reciprocity, fell to tbe ground in the winter, because tbe representatives of those countries discovered from these provisions of tho McKinley bill that they would get the benefit of free sugar wUboui being asked anything in return. " Whon we open t bo pm u of i he United Sutes i) the sr.gar of South America, Cuba and Poii > Kico, tbe benefits which they will derive from such a policy ought to be paid for by their admitting the breads! tiffs of t io West, the agricultural implement * manu fict ured all ovor the country, the pelioleum of the Middle St .i.es( the lumber from Maine, Lbo manufacture of cottons and woollens, aud perhaps a few other articles." TERSELY TOLD HAPPENINGS. All the Late News and Views of tbe City Up to 3:00 P, M. GOTTEN UP IN A KEADABLE FORM lU'HOlutlonM of KoBpect Adopted by tho Lock Haven High School Alumni Associat on on the death of Miss Ne!Uo J. Myers: Whereas, Another of our number, Miss Nellie J. Myers, has been called from us into tho great buyoud, to her etornal rest, t hurefore, be it Iiexulced, That in her death the High School Alumni Association has been deprived of one of its bct>t and brightest members. Sbo was a diligent aud conscientious student, aud a nincero Christian, Jlfsi/h-cd, That we extend t�t .e relai ives of the decoised our sympathies iu their bereavement, aud commend thein to the care of Him "p-ho doitli a1! things well." Nku.ie .\o\vi-;i,[,, Emma Ryan. Warden McLeks, Commit! je. An Kric:ipeahy will go to Btdlufouta this afternoon for tho purpose of bringing Stonor back t i.his old quarters. Cornelius, the other prisoner who escaped, has not yet. been arrested A I-l.-mlr.Ktou YVimMIhk- Dii Wednesday, -July 2:3, Miss Annio Larkius, of Fleming! >n, was married to Mr. Liucolu S. Hell, of DuBois. The ceremony was performed at tho residence of the bride's parent* by Re/. (.�. W. Hoad-b�y, Miss Larkius in a Normal graduate and a successful Manlier. Alt ?r ri-i timing from fieir wedding trip tho bride aud moom will begin housekeeping:it DuBois. 3?nrciiti Muyi^r mi Tin to. Miii'v-us M.ijer, i u) ompresario, who l.;ft | :: ;' larn^bipCji >'uf Njw York at Qtie.oos- > " -w;, ;,\d : j.ik :'m '-'-r -:eL(!:sd on hir way i > t lie French capit il. Ho was in ample time aud achieved hi* desired end, as he reach- ' ed l'aris early yesterday morning. I A Canal Without Water-Picnicing Iu the Rain-Weather Predictions-First National Bank Statement-Adjusting the L.obb-Kepairing a Bridge-They Will Never Regret it. The difficulty about water in tho canal seemed to be no nearer an end this morning than it was yesterday. The canal company's men kept the fetjp lock near the paper mill tightly closed and the water supply in the canal gradually flowed towards the river until the canal was almost dry. This morning the water iu the basin at Bickford & McCormick's mill was too low to float the logs and timber and con sequentty the mill is not iu operation today. At Kintzing & ShaSer*s mill the water in the baBin fell only four inohes during the night, and the mill is still in operation. T. T. Wierman,a oanal official from Harrisburg, arrived here this morning and F. F. Robb AssintaLt Chief Engineer of t he Pennsylvania Railroad Company is also in tho city to-day and it is understood that these officials are to havo a meeting to-day. Engineer Robb made a pedestrian tour up the canal this forenoon. The lumbermen are of the opinion that some satisfactory arrangement of the matter will he made soon and tho watar turned into tho canal again. ALL DEBTS TO BE PAID. The Leaders To-Day. Interest in tbe popular teachers' contest incroases daily, and both patrons and pupils of the schools of the city are working for the success of their favorites. The leaders today are respectfully Miss Mary Kean, Miss Pearl Elapp, Miss Julia Mc-Cabe and Miss Annie Fisher. Next Monday the number of votes for each teacher to that date will be published. Miss Kean, the leader to-day, is teacher of the A Primary grade in the Fourth ward. Thus far there has been a new leader each day. While Miss Kean is t*ie fortunate one *,-day there may bo some other teacher take her place to-morrow. The pupils of the lower grades are taking an active part in the contest. I'icniclnc In the Kaln. Mr. J. W. C. Floyd and his Trinity M. E.Sunday school olass of thiiteen young Misses accompanied hy their former teacher, Miss Carrie Brown, picnioed at Queen's Run yehtarday. The trip to Queen's Run and return was made on the steamer City of Lock Haven and the pleasures of the day included a ride on tho locomotive used to draw the trains of oars loaded with fire olay. The rain did not in the least in-tarfere with the fun and the girls all agree that the picoic was a success. Weather Prediction. Prof. Ira Hicks, of St, Louis, whose weather predictions in the patt have been verified to the letter, gives the following for the lat ter portion of the month of July: A marked fall from oppressively high tumpcrature ought to follow from about tho21htin the West to 24th in the East. By that timo the reaction will have started in the West, growing warmer in its Eastward progress, culminating in some storm Hurries about 2Gib or 27th. The month ill end hot, with a regular storm period central on the 31st. 1'iiHt National Hunk Statement. Tho statement of the First National Bank, published iu this issue of the Ex-I'Iikss, shows that institution to ha in a lloursbing condition. No bank in the State is more carefully managed and none enjoys tho confidence of the public to a greator oxtent than tbe First National of Lock Haven. The surplus fund is now 140,000, within 40,000 of the capital stock. Tbe deposits average about a half million dollars throughout the year. AdjnfiiiDK the Lorn*. A. N. Stawatt, special agent of the Phoenix Insurance Company, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and R. C. Christopher, special agent of the Niagara Insurance Company, of N. Y., were in the city yetterday aud adjufctcd the loss ou lumber suit lined by Iviutzing & Biokford. Tliuy Will Never K*>Krtt It. Tho Jersoy Shore Vulette says if tho St Firemen select Lock Haven as tho place for holding their next State Convention they will never regret it-for it is one of the be*! cities in the St Ue to ontert.ifn visiting organizations. Mail Carriflr Sherlock'* Substitute . A correspondent of the Williamsport Gtizftfe and Hullitin writing from this city siy^: **M.itl Carrier Sherlock has boon off duly f.>r several d.".yn, and bis place is being filled by .John Yost, substiinK)." K�]mi(iiiC a Hi hi go. The railroad bridge at Queeu's Uuu is nndoigoiug repairs at presen Duo of the piers Sh being torn dowu and rebuilt, and the wooden superstructure is also bc-iug overhauled by tbe bridge carpenters. The Huntingdon Manufacturing Compauy Preparing to Resume. Huntingdon, July 24.-The creditors of the Huntingdon Manufacturing Com pany met here to-day to straighten out the tingled affairs of the concern. The plan for settlement adopted to pay the company's indebtedness secured by the Iron Car Company of New York, by the notes of the now Iron Car Company, which will be known as the Iron Car Equipment Company. These notes will run from six to twenty-four months, with six per cent, interest. The remaining indebtedness will be secured by income bonds of the new organization, payable in ten years or soouer, at sTx per cent, inclusive of the indebtedness. The Hunting don manufacturing company will be paid by notes of the organized company, in from six io twenty-four mouths. The labor claims are to be paid on the reorganization of the compauy. Two directors of the new company will be selected from Huntingdon and one by the outside oredi tors. Work will be rusumed in a few weeks. ba8k BALL RECORD. The Three Organizations and Their Standing to Date. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Chicago-Brooklyn 8, Chicago 4. Cincinnati-Cincinnati 7. New York 5. At other point j rain. 1'LAYERS* LEAGUE. Buffalo-Brooklyn 2, Buffalo 1. Chicago-Philadelphia o, Chicago 2. At other points rain. AMERICAN ASSOCIATON. Philadelphia-Louisville 7, Athletio 6, Syracuse- Columbus 2, Syracuse 0. New York-St. Louis 4, Brooklyn 3. At Rochester, rain. Standing; of the Clubs, Philadelphia. Brooklyn.........no Boston.............,50 Cincinnati.......45 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won. Lost. Won. Lost. Chicago............;�> New York......./il 4H Cleveland........2L 5-1 Plltaourg_______17 5H PLAYERS' LEAGUE. Boston...... Brooklyn. Chtcaeo.. Won. Lost. .......i; 2*) .......-t� :� �io New YorK........42 3-f Won. Lost. Pblladelphla...42 SB Pittsburg.........33 W Cleveland........HI 40 Buffalo.............IS 52 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost,. Won. Lost. Louisville........47 27 ^Columbus.........3S 39 Athletic...........43 33 jSyracuse..........U 42 St. Louis..........41 3J floledo..............3(1 39 Rochester........42 32 I Brooklyn.........i!l 52 In Regard to Pensions. Editors Express:-With your permission I will answer briefly the question propounded in yesterday's Democrat, contained in the following: The number of pensioners as given is 532,470 aud the war has been over for thiity years. Don*t any of the pensioners ever die, or are pensioners hereditary? There were enlitted during tho war for the preservation of the Union two million, six hundred and fifty-six thousand, five hundred and thiity-three. Of thia number sixty thousand were killed, thirty-five thousand mortally wounded, and died of disease in oamp and hospitals one hundred and eigl ty-four thousand. Whether the Democrat's "only 532,479" is correct, as the number of pensioners, we do not know nt this writing, nor is it material to this ait tele, but it is a sad commentary on justice, American honor and common decency that suoh "tlings" as the above should be eonbUotly emenat;ng from persons who are now enjoying the fruits of the awful record above given, who, having ho pair nor lot in the sacrifice, endeavor to belittle tbe oharaciar and motives of those who were thus fortunate enough t j survive, iu the face of the above record, and those who yet have escaped the ravages of time, notwithstanding the condition, physically, that passing through such a reootd as given abovo must necessarily have left them. Soldier. Veteran Legion Picnic. Tho Express willingly gives place to the following communication from the committee of arrangements of a Veteran Legion picnic: Encampment No. 47 Union Veteran Legion, of Wiiliamsport, an organization ofvetorans of tbo late war, will hold a "basket picnic," at Nippono Park, on July 31st, to which they cordially invite all soldiers aud their families of this vicinity, promising them a good chance to "swap lies," and light their battles over again. C B. Fisheh, Russell J. Hutchinson, J. li. Dayton, Committee of Arrangements. Iitppuvtlng tint Street*. Dr. Kline, Chief Burgess of Jersey tohore, and three tnumbei'h of tbo borough Council are in Look Havon this afternoon to see how tho stone crusher operates and to examine tho streets where tho crushed htono has been put on. Hon. S. W. Smith, President of City Council escorted them about, the city. Don't buriy, don't worry, don't frtt, don't heat your blood with "firewater." B.itbo frequently, dress sensibly, stick to tho shady side of tbo streit or carry a suu umbrella, yive tho thermomttor a wide boith and you shall rob tho heatad t-irm of its available disoomfotts and dangers. BOARDING HOUSE BLOWN UP Tho Cause of the Explosion a Mystery and Many Rumors Afloat, THEEE KILLED AND SIX INJURED The Building Shattered and Falls n Mans of Ruins, Burying the Helpless Victims Under the Debris-Same of Them Killed In Their Betls-The Affair Shrouded In Mystery. Savannah, July 24 -W. J. Bullard's boarding house, a three-story brick dwell ing, No. 203 Congress street, was blown up at 12 o'clock last night. Three persons were killed and six injured, two of whom will probably die. There were thirteen people in tbe house. The explosion shattered the walls, which fell a masB of ruins. Host of the occupants of the house were asleep and were hnrled from their beds and either buried under the falling debris or thrown on top of it. The killed are Mrs. W. J. Bullard,-Berkley, Ous. Robb. The wounded are John Roberts, right ankle fractured and concussion of the brain from tbe shock; L. J. Tate; contusion of the face and ohest; Meldon fiywood, colored, shoulder dislocated and bruised; Sam King, colored, badly injured about the body, and four or five more slightly bruised. Tbe first person taken out of the ruins was L. J. Tate, employed at the Citizens' Bank, who was stopping ou the second floor end waB pinned down by fallen timber. A few moments later tbe mangled body of Mrs. Bullard was found eight feet under a pile of brick below the room where she was sleeping. Robb was taken out at 3 o'clock and was laid in Franklin Square on a mattress. Robb came here from New York about a month ago and was employed by Mc-Donough & Co. as a sorollman. He slept in tbe front hall room on the second floor and was found dead under a sheet on the bed, where he had evidently been kilted as he slept. Ho waB about 40 years old. The body of Lockley was found about 4 o'clock. It was the last taken out of tbo building. J. A. Ri?gs, who was sleeping in the front room on the third floor With Roberts, was hurled to the second floor, and remained there until taken out by the firemen. lie was slightly bruised. The cause of the explosion is a mystery. There are many rumors of an ugly nature, but nobody will take the responsibility of making a direct statement. One man insinuated that there had been a row in tbe house toward tbe end of a jollification in which tho inmates had been indulging. Lamps were used instead of gas, and it is said there was no meter in the bouse, though it was supplied with gas pipes throughout. Most people therefore are unable to see how the explosion could have been caused by gas. The fallen building was a three-story tenement built in a French flat style, and faced north and south, the two top floors being used as| sleeping apartments. The explosion blew the entire building to the northward, some of tbe furniture being blown across St. Judan street. THE UUILL DRIVERS, ABROAD. A Delightful Trip to the National Capitol aud Famous Virginia Resorts. The eighteenth excursion of the Pennsylvania Editorial Association is a thing of the past, but pleasant recollections will linger long in tbe memory of those who enjoyed the annual outing. The editor is aJ�Hy� good fellow when he wants to be and throws off the cares and perplexities of every day business life and determines to have a good time. The happy looks depicted on the countenances of the entire party denoted that there were no growlers or grumblers among them and during tbe entire trip not a murmur was beard to mar the festivities. Boarding the five o'clock train Monday afternoon, 14th inst. we found Hon. J. U. Shaffer and daughter, of Renovo, were with us. At Sunbury to our sorrow and surprise we learned that Billy* Dewart was not in it (had been to Boston with Shol-leuberger aud the pair returned dead broke with no timo to recruit) They sent as a substitute W. L. Shindle, the 'editorette with a fertile brain" and beseech ed us to take good care of the young hopeful as he bad never been away from homo before. "Jerry" is a handsome youth, wears a black silk outing shirt with dude saih and can scent a sensation from afar. 'Tis he who supplies the Metropolitan newspapers with news(?) from the coal fields of his territory. When you read a dispatch dated Shamokin salt if before digesting. After a comfortable night's rest and a tempting breakfast at the Loohiel Hotel, ilarrisburg, about one hundred and fifty of the party, guided by our competent secretary and treasurer, R. H. Thomas, and his obliging son "Bob" took a special train at V o'clock on Tuesday morning �ud were soon speeding toward Washington. Tbe distance to Baltimore of about ninety miles was soon covered and after a live minutes stop the train pulled out for tho National Capitol at 12:10 o'clock. We were due at Washington at 12:45 and had 45 miles to travel aud 35 minutes to do il in. T.ilk about your "limited," '(Iyer" or "cannon Kill" express; thuy wcruiiO eiicuuitftancc, for we accomplished the phenomenal run and landed on time. A ft;w steps down Pennsylvania Avenue brought, ns to the National Hotel, a large, elegant structure, well furnished throughout aud where tho best meals in tbe city can be obtained. This waa to be headquarters during tho stay in the city, and here our party was augmented by another hundred and fifty that came via Philadelphia. After ainuer it-was a go-as you-please race, and the first place visited by many of tbe party was tbe capitol, a beautiful building T51~feet in length, where both Houses of Congress were in session; others went to the Washington monument, which is 555 feet high and affords a splendid view of the city and surrounding country; still others took in the Government printing office and found 2,500 persons busily employed, or to the Bureau of Engraving, where it takes 32 days to make a greenback whioh has to pass through the hands of 53 different persons before it is ready for circulation. Then there was tbe Treasury, Smithsonian Institute, National Museum, Patent Office, Navy Yard, and other points of interest that were visited by many of tbe party before leaving Washington. Tuesday night, accompanied by the editor of Pennsylvania Grit, Belle-fonte's hustling P. M. and a competent guide we took in the gay side of Washington life and discovered bow oar overworked representatives spend their spare moments. At one o'olook Wednesday, by invitation, the entire party called upon President Harrison in the East Room" and each individual bad the honSr of a hearty band-shake and personal introduction to the high-est official within the gift of the people. After the reception the President ordered that the White Honse be thrown open for tbe inspection of his guests and an opportunity was afforded to view the beauties of the various apartments. At five o'clock something over half the party were on board the steamer "Excelsior," a large, substantial pleasure boat that bad been chartered to convey the party to and from Norfolk. Everything had been arranged for our pleasure and comfort; state rooms provided for the ladies and "Jerry," while the sterner sex were expected to sleep on cots and mattresses in tbe fore and aft cabins. Here the party got rightly acquainted. We met the frog editor, the horse editor, tho pretty editor, the temperance editor and the no editor at all. An orchestra was on board to discourse sweet musio and a genuine Southern plantation darkey helped to entertain tbe people until bedtime. An all night's ride down tbe Potomac and Chesapeake brought us to Old Point Comfort and Fortress Monroe, where some time was spent in inspecting the fort and other points of interest. Crossing the harbor to Norfolk the party took tbe oars for Virginia Beach, and in another bonr we wore gazing on rold ocean from the pavilion of the Princess Anne hotel. Virginia Beach is considered the flneBt resort on the South Atlantic coast. The hotel is fitted up in gorgeous style and the surroundings are of the most inviting character. Here we got a most delicious dinner, enjoyed a dip in the surf and otherwise amused ourselves until evening when the party returned to Norfolk andre-embarked on the "Excelsior*' far Washington. The return trip was uneventful, excepting we encountered a storm that made oar candidate for Associate Judg^e and a number of others very sick. P. 8.-"Jerry" took a warm water bath at Virginia Beach and swapped chewing gum with a little pickaninny. We landed in Washington at 9:30 a. m. Friday where a steamer was in waiting to convey us to Mount Vernon, the resting place of George and Maitha Washington. A few hours spent at this bietorio spot and back to Washington and the eighteenth annual excursion was viitually euded and the members of the patty could go home as they pleased. We tarried until Saturday noon, when our party went to Harris-burg, took in "the Last Days of Pompeii" and on Sunday went to Mt. Gretna. Here we found Company H eomfoiUbly quartered and the boys d�wu to hard work. An appropriate talk by Chaplain Gerhard was listened to with marked attention by the entire 12th regiment, in the morning and by invitation our party took dinner with company II and Indulged in boiled beef with dumplings, canned corn, stewed prunes, bard biscuit, bread, butter, coffee, and "gum shoe" pie. It was a great trip and we repeat will linger long in the memory of those who were bo foitunate aB to be in attendance. Before closing we must not neglect to give due credit to those who did so mnch to make our trip one of unalloyed pleasure. Fiibt to J. R. Wood, General Passenger Agent and G. W. Boyd� Assistant Passenger Agent of the Pennsylvania railroad do we tender thanks for free transportation tj Wasbingt m aud return, aud for tbe special train placed at our disposal; to W. P. Welch, Superintendent Potomac Stoam-boat Company, who gave us the use of the "Excelsior" at a low rate. Also to j. A. Becchman, CapUin and E. B. Bowling, Purser, of the tteamer for tbe many courtesies on the trip up and down the river; W. B Shoemaker, Superintendent of the N. & Va. B. railroid, and T. E. Crittenden, manager of the Virginia Boach hotel. Also to Royal T, Frank, commandant ai Fortress Moure, who appointed the committee of lieutenants, who so kindly escorted us around the fort and to Captaiu Blako of the Mt. Vernon btiamer, who gave us reduced rateBto that point. And last but not least to Col. R. H. Thomas and son for one of the most enjoyable all around outings within the history of the association. p. �, k.