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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - July 26, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania wwtti NINTH YEAB-NO. 125. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. SATURDAY. JULY 2G, 1890. PEICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KINSLC K llKOTHEKS - - - PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. The Heading Railroad conductors, hav ing to choose between leaving the Brotherhood, or the service of the oompany, have wisely elected to retain their salaries, When wide-awake Chioago needed some one with the requisite ability and experience to preside over her World Fair Commision, she East to find him. fisely oame to the A Pottstown clergyman has oured himself of a complication of disease by eating one meal for years. Most people would prefer to remain sufferers if they had to adopt bis remedy. Kansas Cut demanded a new count and got it. In 120 distiiotj the new one is behind the old one. She takes rank below Omaha, the population of Kansas City being 132,000, of Omaha 134,000 The new oount did it. It is pleasont to hear that the lawless White Caps are for onoe to receive a little dose of the treatment they have been met ing out to others. One of their viotims turned on them and brought suit for $10, 000, getting a $5,000 verdict. The publication of the Bebring Sea correspondence shows alter all that there has been no vital difforenoe of opinion between the President and the Secretary of State on the subject, and that the latter has not been embarrassed by any interference in the White House. The Philadelphia Record wants it dis tinctly understood that the tariff question doos not enter into the campaign. Why not? Both the platforms cover the snb ject and make It an issue, especially so the Republican plank. Muoh as the Record would have it otherwise the tariff question does enter into the campaign, and. inas much as Congressional elections occur in every state this year the question has almost as great national importance attached to it as in a presidential year. What a Legislature can do to improve the wages and condition of women and children in factories is seen in the report of the Massachusetts Bureau of Labor Statistics. The law limitiug the hours of labor of women and minors under eighteen to sixty hours a week, or an average of ten hours a working day, haB resulted in better wageB to the men, a deorease in the number of children employed, a reduction in the percentage of illiteracy and mora profit for the manufacturers. Tho oondi tion of affairs was at one time most de. plorable. In 1873 there were 40,000 women employed in Massachusetts factories, and over one-half of them were under age. Fourteen per oent. could not read and writB, and tho average day's labor wai nearly fourteen hours. Now hardly five per cent, are illiterate. Ten hours constitute a day's work. Only about 22,000 women are employed and they get better wages than previously. The mill owners fought the bill bard in the Legislature, but public sentiment was against them, and now they are satisfied with the result. A Book of Great Value. Historian J. F. Meginness, for twenty years editor of the Oaiclte and Bulletin, is preparing a volume that will attract attention. It will be the story of Frances Slocum, tho white captive of Wyoming, who was stolen by tho IndianB at Wiikes-barre in 1778. The main features of the Btory have been told over and over again, in every language, but it has remained for Mr. Meginness to write the story in detail and to free it from certain inaccuracies with which it has always been environed. He has spent considerable time in Indiana among the desoendents of the white captive, and has acquired a fund of information that is wholly new. One of the most interesting facts is that the stolen ohild was within 200 miles of her Wyoming home at loast a dozen years.-Wilkesbarre Record. Sot to lie Killed That Way. Some months ago tho Electric World oontained a brief squib suggesting the uso of electric lights to attraot and destroy in-scots. But the rnthlOBS hand of investigation has Bliowed that tho mosquito cannot be killed that way. It knows altogether too mncb to go for an arc lamp, and will carry on hia nofarious work In spite of tho choicest resources of electrical scioncc. THE CENTRAL AMERICAN WAR A Battle in Which the Guatemalans arc Victorious Over the Salvadorans MANY DEAD LEFT ON THE FIELD Lata Dispatches Report that San Salvador Invaded the Territory of Her Enemy But Was Repulsed and Driven Out-The War Between the Two Nations Now Fairly on. El Paso, Texas, July 23.-The troops of Salvador have invaded Guatemala and planted their flag upon Guatemalan soil, Guatemala was insulted and deolared war. The Guatemala troops fought with great courage at Coateheque and Chingo. The loss was great on both aides. Yesterday the troops of Salvador were driven out of Guatemala. Many Dead and Wounded Reported Having Been Left on the Field. City of Mexico, July 25.-Generals SoBtines, Rioha, and Florei, who were reported as leading the Mexican troops on the Guatemalan frontier, are here. Advices from Guatemala are to the effect that Ezeta's army attacted the Guatemalans near the frontier, in Guatemalan territory, yesterday; that the balvadorians were defeated and routed, and that they fled back to Salvador territory, leaving on the Held many dead and wounded and three cannon, which the Gautemalans captured. The Guatemalans were under aommand of General Sanchez. Advices trom Salvador are-exactly to the contrary. These dispatches report five separate viotories for the San Salvador troops, who are said to have oaptured a Urge amount of booty, s_ Pacltic BXall Steamships to Be Searched for Contraband Goods. City of Mexico, July 25.-Despatches from Guatemala say that the Pacific Mail steamers will receive a subsidy from the Guatemala Government which gives the Cnatamalan authorities the right to search for contraband goods, among which count arms for nations at war with Guatemala, The Federal troops have defeated the Seri Indians in the State of Souora. President Diaz says not a single Mexican soldier has been moved to the Guat emala frontier, and that Mexico will ob serve the strictest neutrality. I1LA1NK TO FBYK. BASK BALL RECORD. The Three Organizations and Their Standing to Date. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Cincinnati-Cincinnati 10, New York 6. Chioago-Chicago 5, Brooklyn 3. Pittsburg-Boston 7, Pittsburj 3. Cleveland-Philadelphia 8, Cleveland 5. PLATEIIS' LEAGUE. Buffalo-Brooklyn 8, Buffalo 3. Chioago-Philadelphia 7, Chicago 3. Pittsburg-Boston 10, Pittsburg 2. Cleveland-New York 11, Cleveland 8. AMERICAN ASSOCIATON. Roohester-Toledo 7, Rochester 9. Standing of the Clubs. nati03(#l league. Won. Lost. Philadelphia...*! 20 Brooklyn.........50 2i Boston.............51 29 "nctnnatl.......40 31 Won. LoBt. Chicago............Ill 36 New York........32 -17 Cleveland........21 55 Pittsburg.........17 m Boston.. lirooklyn....... New York...... Chicago.......... PLAYERS Won. LoHt. .13 33 .11 -x LEAGUE. Won. Philadelphia...-!:) PlttsbarK.........33 Cleveland........31 Buffalo.............18 Lost. 36 41 41 53 lie Points Out the Advantage of Friendly ltarter Between Kalians. Washington, July 25.-Senator Frye to-day received a letter dated at Bar Harbor from Secretary Blain, in furthor elucidation of the reciprocity question. Mr. Blaine first points out that treaties were successfully negotiated with Spain and Mexico. Those treaties were rejected by Congress for the reason that both provided for the free admission of sugar, and now, says tho Secretary, the proposition is to open our ports free to everybody's sugar, and to do it with such rapidity that we are not to have a moments time to seo if we cannot make a better trade-a trade by which we may pay for at least a part of tho sugar in tho produots of American farms and shops. Our change of opinion has oertainly been remarkable in so brief a period. Indoed, the only danger of our not securing advantageous treaties of reoi-proeity now is tho possible belief on the part of those countries that we are so anxious for free sugar that by patient waiting they can seoure all they desire, without money and without price. Beorotary Blaine oonoludes his letter as follows: The value of the sugar we annually consume is enormous. Shall we pay for it all in caBh or shall wo seek a reclprooital arrangement by whioh a large part of it may bo paid for in pork and beef and flour, in lumber, salt and iron, shoes and calico, furniture and a thousand other things? Iu short shall we pay for it all in cash or try a friendly barter in part? I think tho latter mode is the highest form of protection add the best way to promote trade. I address this note to you as I did my first because you havo taken an aotive and most intelligent interest in the inorease of our trade with South America. When shall wo enlarge our commercial intercourse with that great continent if we do not now make a beginning? If we now give way the duty on sugar, as we already havo given away duties on coffee, hides and rubber, and get nothing in exchange whioh shall be profitable to farm or factory in the United States, what shall be our justification for the policy yon have recently received congratulations in, which I cordially join on oarrying the Shipping bill through the Senate? Do you no tthink that a line of ships generously aided by the government will have a better pros-poot for profit and permancy if we can givo them outward cargoes from the United States and not confine them to inward cargoes from Latin America. FROM JOHN OF LANCASTER A Breozy Letter From the Noted Journalist and Historian. REMINISCENCE OF A 0HIEP JUSTICE, Half Bates to the Farmer's Encampment. The great encampment of American Farmers at Mt. Gretna Park, Lebanon county, Pa., August 16th to 23d, promises to be an event of intense interest to every one interoBted in agrioulture. Besides the meeting of the farmer! from all sections of the country there will be a great and comprehensive exhibition of agricultural machinery. Mt. Gretna presents every facility for a successful gatber-ing of this kind, and the occasion will undoubtedly prove a most interesting one. For the benefit of visitors the Pennsylvania Railroad Company will sell excursion tickets to Mt. Gretna August 19th to 23d, valid for return until August 24th, 1800, inclusive, at a single fare for round trip from all principal stations on the main line and branehes between Bryn Mawr and East Liberty, and on the North-era Central Railway between Canandaigua and Lutherville. Will Probably Bore for Natural Gas-Things Polltloal-Improvements In the Interior of the Court House-A Big Family of Smiths-Johnny Pott's . Latest Trlck-Opinlon In the Judicial Contest. {Special Correspondence. 1 Williamsfort, July 85.-Judge W. M. Hall, of Bedford, has juit published a little volume of "Reminisoences and Sketches,' a oopy of which fell into my hands a few days ago. Among the many inter eating sketches It contains is one relating to the celebrated Judge Lewis, who onoe resided in this oity, and whioh ib worth repeating. Judge Hall says that in 1814, when Ellis Lewis was quite a young man, he was bound as an apprentice to John Wyeth, an old time printer of Harrisburg, who pub lished a paper allied the Oracle. Simon Cameron was an apprentice at the same time in the office of the Pennsylvania Republican. After working at the trade some two years, Lewis beoarce dissatisfied from some oauseor other, and In February, 1316, he ran away. It was a Sunday morning when the future Chief Justice disap peared. It was the custom in those days to advertise runaway apprentices and if they were considered of any value to offer a reward for them. Wyeth complied with the custom and inserted the following advertisement In the paper on which Simon Cameron was employed: *20 REWARD. OltACLX Oftick, Feb., s, 1816. Absconded from this office on Sunday morning an Indentured apprentice- to the printing business. Ellis Lewis, aged about nineteen years: five leet one or two Inches hlgb, slim built, pile oonntenanco with a down look. All persons are forbid harboring him. And the young man may rest assured that however he may hug himself on bis dex-i lty at running away, Justice sooner or later will overtake Elm to bis cost Whether the Oracle wis oracular in anything else or not, Judge Hall says he is uninformed, bnt the prediction as to Lewis' future was singularly vorified, JuBtioe overtook him, not, however, "to his cost," and did not let go until she had elevated him to the high and dignified office of Chief Justice. Ellis Lewis came to Williamsport in 1819, and from the knowledge of printing he had gained nnder John Wyeth, deemed himself oompetent to engage in the publishing business, and he entered into part nerBhlp with J. K. Torbitt in the publication of the old Gazette. In a short time he became the sole owner, but having in the meantime studied law, he disposed of the office in 1821 to engage In his profession. His career from this time was onward and upward, till he reached the Supreme benoh In 1854. He died in March, 1871, In Philadelphia, in the 73d year of his age. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost, Louisville........47 U St. Louis..........41 32 Athletic..........43 33 Kochcstcr........-rj 33 Won. Lost. Columbus.........3H 3!l -Syracuse..........33 42 Toledo..............81 39 Brooklyn.........21 62 The Situ for the World's Pair. The ordinance aaked by tho directors of tbo World's Fair, granting the Lake front as a part Mtc for Hie Exposition, was on Wcduescl?'- night passed by tho City Council of Cuio >-�o, 44 to 15. The city is plodg-ed to pay in any piling or filling that may bo require ; to the cxteut of $2,000,000. JKctorned Home. iMiss Jc.mio V/ertz, tho young lady whoso foo' was go badly injured at Keating some t:ine ago by being caught iu a railroad turn table, has returned home from the Williamsport hospital. No part of her foot was takqn off. Death of Lambert J. Vandyke. Lambert J. Vandyke, a Williamspot citizen, who was well known in this oity, died Thursday afternoon, of cancer. The deceased was a brother of H. H. Vandyke, ' this oity. He leaves a wife and three children. Tho funeral took place at Wil-iamsport this afternoon. Mr. Vandyke �was a prominent railroad contractor and active business man. eUNDAV 8EKVICK*. Sorvicos at tho Evangelioal church at the usual hours. Flomington-Sunday sohool at Bp. m.; Epworth League at 7 and preaching at 8 o'clock. At tho German Lutheran Church, services both morning and evening. Evening sorvices at 7:30. A:. East Main Street Church, S. 13. Evans, pattor, Sunday school at 9 a. m.; preaching atl0:30; Epworth Loaguo at 7 p. m. and prayer meeting at 8. Trinity M. E. Church, Kov. J. A. Wood, Jr. pastor-Preaching at 10:30 a. nu and 7:30 p. m; Sunday school at 2 o'clock; young peoples society at0::i0 p. in. Iu the English Lutheran Church, preaching by the pastor at 10:30 a. m, and 7:45 p.m.; Sunday school at 2 p. m.; young peeple's prayer: meeting at 6:45. Plcnlo at Nlppeno. The Englloh Lutheran Sunday school will hold its annual basket picnic at Nip-peno Park next Wednesday, 30th inBt., going by special train will Ieavo Clinton avenue, at 8 o'clock a. in. The fare for the round trip, inoluding admission to the Park, will be 40 cents and 20 cents for children from 5 to 12 years. Tiokets will be good for any train on that day. All friends of the school aro invited. Death of a Veteran. Captain W. Y. Adams, a voteran of the late war, diod at his homo in Flemington last night of softening of the brain. The deceased leaves a wife and seven children. LIo seivcd as Captain of Co. G, 178th Itegi Wiit Penna. Vol., during the late war. The funeral will take plaoe from the houso on Bloom's farm on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock; interment in Allen's cemetery. Under Arrest. An individual who answers to the name of H. C. Dennis, was arreBted yesterday near Clintondalo by Constable Myors, charged with having made indecent exposure of his person to llttlo girls In this city on Thursday. Donnis was taken bo-foro Alderman Dorey, who held him in IJ800 for his appearance at a hearing to day. In default of bail be was committed to jail. l'ruuiiii; the TrucH. M. B. Iluling iu at work to-day cutting the lower brandies off Hie maple trees in front of tho Court House. There are other places in the oily where the lower branches of trees along the side walks { ought to bo cut away. Since It has been proposed to pipe natural gas from the Johnsonburg field to Emporium, talk of experimenting for the subtle fluid in this valley has been revived, and it may result in a well or two being put down, It is the opinion of many persons who have given the subject muoh thought, that gas exists on this side of the mountains and the day will come when it will be discovered. There is a diversity \M opinion as to the best plaoe to sink ex-derimental wells. Mosquito Valley is believed to be a good plaoe, whilst others believe that the signs are right on Lycoming Crook, In the vioinlty of Trout Run, and in Muncy Valley, it may be that a great depth will have to be reaohed-muoh groater than on the Western slope-if gas is discovered at all. And if it is ever discovered, it will oause a revolution in business olroles In this valley-providing there Is enough to meet the demand that there will be for it. It is not known yet whether Williamsport will be entitled to become a separate Legislative district or not; and it will not be known until the populatiou of the State is officially deolared. This will be determined by the ratio of population in the districts. If it exceeds thirty thohsand, as many of onr people fear, the oity will be cut out and will have to be content to plod along a few years more as a part of the county and depond upon outside representation. Some of the politicians aro looking around to secure good men for Republican nominees for the Legislature, as it Is believed that first olass men will stand a fair chance of election. In the upper end of tho couuty attention is being direotod to Mr. G. P. Smith, of Nippenose township, llo is a guntlomen of excellent Blanding and thoroughly oompetent to mako a good representative at Harrisburg. Ho is a Republican in every sense of the word-having beon identified with the party from the beginning and knows the wants of tho poople. Mr. Bmith is a praotioal and pro^ gressite farmer, and would be satisfactory to that large but neglected class, who ere generally overlooked, when oandiddtes aro being sought. With such an intelligent man aB Mr. Smith on the ticket it is bcliovod that it would bo greatly strength ened and have a fair show of eleotion. If the convention acts with wisdom it will nominate him-providing he can be induced to accept -on the first ballot. Tho Commisioccrs are remodeling some of the interior part3 of the court house for the purpose of gaining more room for tho Frothonotary and the Register and Recorder, whioh, owing to the increase of business, is badly needed. Tho Treasurer's office, tho Commissioner's room and the obamber set apart for tho President Judge, are all being repapered and otherwise improved. It is a singular fact that the Commissioners, who have a great deal of business to look after, are cramped in one small room, and when t is necessary to hold a private consultation, which is often the case, they have to go outside in the bail or into the vaults below. And while they are making improvements they should issue an edict banishing the red nosed loafers who are in the habit of occupying the front Bteps of the temple in fair weather. Aocording to Capt. Harry Boyd's new directory, Williamsport has 139 Smiths, 12 of whom are Johns. Lock Haven shows up with 39, 3 of whom belong to the John family. Jersey Shore musters but a single Smith, and his Christian name is Charles. It is possible that some have been missed in the canvas. The Budden disappearance of William Volkmar, a young member of the bar, still the subject of muoh speculation. He has been gone a week and although his friends have made diligebt search for him not a trace has beon found. It is now beginning to dawn slowly in their minds that he has departed for the West, on account of financial embarrassment, and that he will soon be beard of in Washington or some of the other new states. John Randolph Pott, tho aotive and versatile eastern agent of the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul Railway, is rapidly establishing a national reputation for himself as an efficient and popular officer. He iB also a great humorist, and during his leisure moments he has a great deal of fun with the boys, his card trick being the latest. If you contemplate a trip to the Northwest communicate with Mr. Pott for rateB. His road runs all over that country. LATE WASHINGTON EVENTS A Number of Speeches in the Seaate on the Tariff Bill. A LETTER FS0M SECRETARY BLAINE Judge Rookfollor, of Sunbury, is put ting tho finishing touches to tho opinion in the great judioial oontest, and it may be handed down by the first of August. It will make a portly volume of about a thousand pages, and will be the largest on record. They Hade No Charge. From Friday's Republican. Mayor Keller this morning received a letter from the clerk of the Lock Haven Common Council stating that that body had directed him to ask if there was any charge for the reoent visit of the Williamsport firemen to that oity, and, if so, to send up the bill and it would bo paid. The Mayor replied by letter that there was no charge whatever, and that we were always willing to reciprocate for past favors receivod from Lock Haven. Plenty of Work. The Evening Herald, of Renovo, says: With the shop and shop yard filled and about forty badly wreoked cars standing in the main yard, the workmen in the oar shops will have plenty of work for the next six months to come. They havo been working eleven hours there for the past two months and likely to do so for some time. The company have been continually increasing their force in that department for the past year. Tho Water Turned In. The officials of the Penua. canal and Railroad companies who woro in tho cily yesterday consulting iu regard to f he crOBs cut canal arrived at a satisfactory oonolu sion and the wator was turned into the canal again in the afternoon. To-day and Monday grass will be out out of the canal after which logB and limber will pass up the ditch as usual. The Secretary of Btate Explains More Folly Ills Position on the Question of Free Sugar-The Products of American Farms and Factories to Find an Outlet in a Way that Will Result Advantageously. Washington, July 25.-At the con-elusion of Mr. Vance's speech on the tariff bill, MoPherson began his address. In order to expedite business he said he would move that the pending bill be recommitted to the Finanoe Committee, with instructions to report instead a bill to reduce the revenue and to equalize the duty on imports on the basis that the average rate of duty shall not exeeed the average ad valorem war tariff rates of 1864. This led to considerable debate as to the effeot of the pending bill, participated in by Messrs. McPnerson.Aldrloh, George, Shesman, Butler, Allison and others. Mr. Plumb made a strong speech urging that the expense of the government be kept within the receipts. He stated his belief that 500,000 applications would be made this year under the Dependent Pen. sion Law, and that in two years the expenses from this source would reach ISO, 000,000 yearly. In the oourse of debate Mr. Gorman asked Aldrich to give the Senate a bank and fair statement as to probable results of the Tariff bill if enacted as a law. Mr. Aldrioh said in reply that if the amounts for the next fiscal year were the same amonnt as for the last fiscal year, the revenue would be reduced about $20,-000,000. He could not give the figures as. to the expenditnres. Of course, the members of the Finance Committee did not propose by any legislation to rednoe the revenues below the expenditnres. They did not intend to oreate adefioit knowingly and purposely, and they do not believe that that would be a result. The Senate adjourned at 6 o'clock. Mr. MoPherson's amendment is still pending. The House in Committee of the Whole, considered the sundry oivil appropriation bill, as amended by the Senate. Arbitration. Messrs. A. W. MoCormiok, Esq., W. H. Clough, Esq.., and J. R. Youngman, Esq., are arbitrators who aro hearing testimony and argumont in tho case of Jaoob Got*, cball vs. tho township of Gallaher, to-day. H. T. Harvoy, Esq., is attornoy for tho plaintiff and 11. W. Bruugard, Esq., attorn oy for tho defendant. Kntertaining Their Friends. Miss Annie and Ella Kress, daughters of W. C. Kress, Esq., entertained a number of thoir youug friends last, evening at their residence oorner Main and Henderson Btreets. The evening was spent in a pleasant and agroeable nfenuer by all present. Paralysed a Street Arab. From the New York Herald. A little barefooted, dirty-faced tow-headed street Arab, with a hungry look in his eyes, Btood in front of the Stock Ex change yesterday morning. He looked appe&lingly at the prosperous and well fed Wall street men who hurried by, but didn't seem to have energy or courage to beg. Presently a kind hearted broker stopped, questioned the little fellow, dropped a bill in his hand, and telling the lad to follow him led the way into the Board Room of tbe Stock Exchange. He stopped at the the oigar stand in the lobby, got a big cigar box, which he gave to tbe boy, and then oondnoted tho youngster around among the crowd of speculators and brokers in the space railed off for subscribers. Almost everybody dropped some money in the oigar box in response to the Come, now, ohip in," of the little fellow's ehaperon. By the time the round of the subscribers' space had been made there was |30 in the contribution box. Then, in defiance of all the striot rules of the Exohange, which forbid anybody but members to venture upon the inner floor of the Board Room, the boy was led into the trading room. He was taken in turn to every orowd, where the various stocks are dealt in. Diok Halstead, J. W. Bass and other brokers aoted as master of ceremonies. Everybody gave something, and before tbe astonished ragamuffin got through, his box was fnll to overflowing. "I don't know how much he got," said a broker, "but I understand that he raised enough to nogotiate for a seat In tbe Stock Exchange. Nobody aaked the boy's name, bat the broker who took him in says it was a deserving oase of charity. The Female Lawyer. Tho American female bar Is just now receiviog its first and substantial boom. The novelty of the situation is wearing off; the prejudice in the oommon mind against tbe woman lawyer is disappearing, the law departments in the colleges and universities are opening to her; there has come a demand for her services in-every substantial legal firm; and the woman herself has learned that the profession is not only possible and practical, but elevating and remunerative. To draft tho will or take tho acknowledgment or anti-mortem examination of the dying woman, her presence is especially wolcomo. In drafting the details of bills of sale, taking an inventory of household goods, reading tbe records of real estate, drafting and recording deeds, she is also useful.-Illustrated American. SELECTING TRADES. Let the Boys Have Their Own Way in Choosing a 1.1 fa Occupation, Artist Printer. We hear muoh talk among parents regarding the future occupation of their boys. This boy, in the opinion of tbe parent, should become a oarpenter, that one a printer, another a plumber, and so on, until a trade or oooupation has been selected for each of tbe boys. Tbe father who chooses a trade for his son, and Insists on bis learning it, proves himself as little fit for the important and responsible position he ooonpies In this life. If parents bnt partly understood the baneful results of foroing a boy into a trade or occupation for whioh he has no par. ticuler liking or qualifications, we would no doubt have, less of the plans and commands fixing this or that future life for this or that boy, before the boys themselves have hardly reached their teeas. Select from any trade or profession the uninooeeaful followers or botches, and Inquire as to the oases of their lack of profloienoy. The Investigation will show that many have �iatsken their oalling through nndoe infioeno* on the part of their parents or gnardlane, or perhaps bad judgment on their owa part. If less ooeroion were exercised in apprenticing boys to a trade, or retaining them at it after they bare expressed a determined dislike for that olass of work, we should have a larger percentage of oompetent mechanics than can at present he found at the various trades. TJm printing business, more than any other, requires workmen who have not only special talents for the trade, bnt really court that class of work in preference to any other ooenpation. After parents have eerlsflerl themselves that a boy possesses all the many requisites for besoming a oompetent journeyman printer, it is well, the boy being willing, to let him pass a few months or a year In a well-regnlated printing office. If, at the end of that time he becomes disgusted with the bnslness, and doeanot desire to oontinne at it, let him stonier all means, while there is jet time to learsfesiBe trade more oongenial to hia tastes, ^orae him to, oonUnoe egslnat hie wffl; �M in ejeritytrf asses a foon-dation is laid for a future life ot misery. When the term of years is served that should have made him a thorough meohan-io, he finds himself a botch-an iaoompe-tent workman-one of tbe class whleh flood the labor market It being too late in life to think of learning another trade, he blunders on and on, oarstng frequently and bitterly the causes or inflnenees that led him to adopt a oalling- for whioh be was so little fit, . For theaaake of their future happiness, let the boys have their own way in selecting occupations whleh they expeet to follow through life. The Visiting Committeeman. The Burgess and CouncUmen of Jersey Shore, who were In the oitj yesterday afternoon inspecting. the streets in the interests of the borough in which they reside, were well pleased with what they seen of the oity. Along with Chief Burgess Dr. G. H. Cline, were Messrs. Daniel S. Smith, Christ Deohler and Daniel H. Strayer, members of the Supply Committee of Jersey Shore Borough Council. They expressed the opinion that Look Haven will soon hare fine streets If the present liberal use of crushed stone Is continued. The borough of Jersey Shore has purchased a a rusher, and a part of the business of the visitors was to ascertain what methods .were used here In contracting, weighing stone, and orVthing the Caioa PlenM To-Dey. The Evangelioal Sunday schools ate pie-nicing to-day in a grove near Clintondale. large stock of pionlo supplies .were sent to the grounds from the store of Fred-lioks & Jefferis among whioh were included oandies and nuts by the wholesale. Meeting or State Carap. The State Camp of the Patriotic Order Sons of America will hold Its annual session at Pittsburg, commencing Monday, Aug. 11.__ PBHSONAL PBNCILTNQS. Adam Reed, of Williamsport, spent last night with friends iu this city. Miss Ida Henry was oalled to Woolrioh yesterday by the Illness of her mother. Miss Lillian Hsrrey, of Beeoh Creek, Is spending the day with friends in this oity. Miss Mary Shaffer, of Lancaster, is the gnest of Rev. J. Darmstaetter and family. Mrs. L. K. Pouet and ohild returned last night from a visit with friends in the Wyoming Valley: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Darrow, of Altoona are guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Marshall, on East Water street. Col. A. G. Payne, of New York, Mr. J. W. Welch, of Hartford, and Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Armstrong, of Philadelphia, are the guests of Mr. L. D. Armstrong and wife, West Churoh street. Mrs. M. MoXerney and children went toWestport this morning to spend the dsy with friends at that plaoe. To-morrow they will visit at Renovo, where Mr, MoNerney will Join them. ;