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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - July 31, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania Mil f 11 NINTH YEAH-NO. 120. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. THUKSDAY. JULY 31, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KINSI.OK BROTHERS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. What awful nonsense tbe democratic and Mugwump press is publishing about Blaine! Tbe more hejustiffcs admiration, the worse they bate him. Exglisii actresses are behind in the scionce of advertising. One has just announced the toss of a "quantity" of jewelry valued at $500! An American sister would have made it pounds at least. The oonstraotion of a bridge over Bearing Sea "some time in tbe near future" is becoming a familiar thing in the newspapers and tbe public mind. Such famili-arty usualy precedes the praotical faot. "All aboard for St. Petersburg!" Heavy and long continued rains are reported to - have ruined the wheat crop over a large portion of France. The Iobsos are estimated at $100,000,000, and have already bad an influence on tbe price of bread throughout the country. Pittsburg Times: Whether Spain would enter into reoiprooity relation with us is a question, to solve which it is suggested that ex-Minister Foster should be sent as a special envoy. He once negotiated suob a treaty, and might do it again. An understanding definite enough at least for us to aotlon might be reaohed in a month's time, and that would be before tbe final vote on tbe tariff bill is taken. Something very neat and patriotic in tbe way of awnings has made its appoar-anoe, and should beoome not only popular but tbe permanent dCBign. It is simply the American flag. Anything prettier or moro unique it would be difnoult to imagine. The awning, consisting of a single flag, seems obtainable in all sizes, and the slope on whioh it is stretched shows the standard to great advantage from the opposite side of the street. The Senate has passed bills giving pon-sions to the widows of Generals MoClollan, Fremont and Crook. It was the right thing to do, and the oountry will approve of the Senate's action. It now remains with the HouBe to give effeot to the Senate's action by also passing tbe bills without delay. The deceased husbands of these women rendered long and honorable servloe to tbeir country, and in positions where there were no room to accumulate money, consequently when they died they left no estates behind tbem for the support of their lamilies. A MASS OF SMOKING RUINS. The Village of Seneca Falls Visited by an Extonsivo Conflagration. A LABGE PART OF IT DESTK0YED. NEWS ANI> NOTCH. Up to date the number of applications for pensions received in Washington under the Dependent Pension act approximates 160,000. Two millions and fifty thousand dollars in gold bars were paid out at tbe New York Assay Office yesterday for shipment to Europe. Farmers of Danville, Virginia, report that there is a promise of tbe finest crop of bright tobacco grown in 10 years, Similar reports oome from Western North Carolina. J. Hay Brown, of Lanoaster, has been appointed by Governor Beaver a Manager of the State Industrial Reformatory at Huntingdon, iu place of II. G. Fisher, deceased. The residenoe of the Rev. David Plumb, a prominent Methodist minister of Cole, Indiania, was Bet on fire and destroyed by incendiaries early Tuesday morning. Mr. Plumb was fatally burned, and his wife and three obildren perished in the flames. Later reports from Wallace, Idaho, that the fire on Sunday night almost annihilated the town, and that the loss will reach $412,000, on which there is only $33,000 insurance. Tbe flames are still raging in the timber in the surrounding hills. Miss Annie MoKinley, Bister of Congressman McKinley, died at her hpme in Canton, Ohio, Tuesday. She bad been active aB a public school teacher for 30 years. Mr. McKinley left Washington Tuesday for Canton, on learning of ber serious illness. A disastrous conflagration occurred at Saginaw, Miohigan, Tuesday, destroying extensive lumber yards, mills and other property, the losseB reaching several hundred thousand dollars. A late despatch says tbe flames were still raging, and that there was danger of tho fire jumping across the west sido of the river at Car-roliton, where there are extensive manufacturing establishments. The quarrel between the pool sellers in Chicago Tuesday took a moro serious turn, a conflict taking place at tbe West Side Track between the Pinkorton agents employed there, and a foroeof the city police, who were raiding the book-makers. An application was made to Judge Tutbill, od behalf of Corrigau,of the West Sido Track, for an injunction restraining the city authorities from interfering with pool selling at tho track. Warranto wore issued by Justice Lyons for the arrest of Hi bookmakers. Eat plenty of fruit and leas of meat. Drink lomoundo and no tea or coffee if you want to endure tho boat satisfactorily and comfortably. A great doal is boiog said juBt now about tho summer girl. Judging by their very masculine dross, summer girls and aomo are men, The Fire Sweeps Through the Town Loav lng Naught Bnt Blackened lining in It, Path - AU Three of the Newspapers Horned Out and Many Houses Destroyed -Full Detail* the ContUgmtlon. Rochester, July 30.-Fire broke out in tbe Pew building at Seneca Falls at an early hour this morning. Tho building fulfilled its mission as a Ore trap and it is feared that it has uIbo proven a death trap. A few minutes after 3 o'clock the building which was opposite Hooley's Opera House on Fall street, was discovered to be burning in Sutherland & Squires restaurant. In a few minutes the entire structure was on fire. Had naught but the shell Buffered there would have been trifling cause for regret, but at 7 o'clock the fairest commercial portion of the town was in ashes or in flames. Tbr Pew building was approachable from but one side and tbe atmosphere quickly became so hot that the firemen couldn't endure it. The splendid Phoenix block containing tbe electric light plant, the eleotrio railway plant, tho postoffioe, express office, the Reveille printing establishment, the Courier, Sanderson's furniture ware rooms and the Western "Union telegraph company offices succumbed to the flames, and within four hours fifteen stores east of it to the Sheldon block were ruined. spread of the flames. The flames sprang aoross to Uoag's Opera Hhouse before an hour bad passed and that was consumed with all of Fall street on that aide east of tbe Sheldon block, while on the north side tbe Co-operative block was the limit. On State St. the flames extended and included Kel-logg's livery stables, but all of hiB stock was saved. On State street tbe fire has already lapped up the Hudson House and blacksmith shop, George's barber shop, harness store, the Norcott block, inoluding Comber's liquor store, Hall's cigar factory, Hanna'b second hand store, Chinese laundty, Demson's shoe shop, Kellogg's livery and tbe two rear houses next thereto, where tbe fire is now limited. Among the tenants who lose heavily are the Journal office, Nnnnold Brothers, Nellie Jennings, R. C. Wayne, Jacob Allen, J. H. Crowell, T. R. Lawrence, Sutherland and Squires, Madden's news room, Muer Brother's store, Mrs. Hadley's millinery, VanE-leek's & Gilmore'a drug stores and Hoag's drug stores, Hill's grocery, Addison's shoe store, Gurnsey & Walters' hardware, Phillips & Hawley's hardware, Blodgets dry goods store, Howe's hat store besides many tenants in rooms above tbe stores. some op the losses. A steamer oame from Waterloo soon after daylight, and at 0 o'olock a train oame in with steamers from Geneva. An extra steamer from tbe Silsby works was also in service besides the two village steamers. All three newspapers are burned out. The Western Union Telegraph company is doing business at the railroad Btation. The fire was thought to be under control at 10 a. m., but soon afterward broke outanew in Todtman & Gladke's clothing *loro, which is now burning. The sufferers, witb somo approximate losses on real property, are given below, being probably a fairly average insurance: Tho Phoenix block, $80,000; Electrio light plant, $30,-000, Dot wholly destroyed; Sylvester Pew, $3,000; Johnson block, $10,000; Howe block, $12,000; Deoky block, $10,000; Sheldon block, $7,000; Hoag hotel, damage about $15,000; Uoag opera house and block, $40,000; Daniel's block, $13,000; the Mirror block, $4,000; Carroll block, $4,n00; McCartin's block, $0,500; Miller block, $2,000. Ten Acres of Fire. Chicaoi>, July 30.-A destructive conflagration broke out to-night on the lake front at the foot of Michigan street. It began on the docks of Fitzsimmons & Council, contractors, and quickly spread to the lumberyards of E. E. Ayro A: Company and Whitoomb & Company. Ton acres of lumber and forty freight carB wore burned. Tho loss will not exceed �300,000. The Prohibition Convention. Tonight the Prohibition County Convention �will bo held in Ibn Cuurt House at 7::Wo'clcck. Nominations will bo made for county offices and delegates to tho ttnlc Convention will bo elected. I'rOPpoctliiK ror Clay. Clay of a suitable quality for tho manufacture of briok haB been found on the furnace farm at Mill Hall. Samples of tho olay are now being tested and the probabilities are that Mill Hall will have a brick yard in tbe near future. TUB RAVAGES OF CONSUMPTION. One Hundred Thousand Victims si Year- What Medical Science is Doing., l'hllndelpblu Kecord. The oBtablisbing of a now hospital in Philadelphia at which consumptives will be treated and that disease studied thoroughly in all its phases and details, has awakened interest not only among physi cians but tbe public at largo. It is natural that a groat interest should be taken in the matter when tbe faot is considered that consumption probably causes more deaths in Philadelphia within a yoar than any other disease. Even at this season, when cholera infantum mows down little children by tho hundreds, consumption of the lungs aomes second on tho list of mortality witb about sixty deaths to its credit. OVER 100,000 A YEAH.. Well-groundod medical statisticians claim that nearly one-eighth of all tbe human race dies of consumption. This figure holds good in the United States as well as in other countries. The census estimate of the number of deaths in tho oountry in 1880 was 75G.S93. Then the population was 50,000,000. To-day it is about 05,000,000. Tho mortality list will foot up to almost 1,000,000 this year. If consumption kills one-eighth of them it will cause the death of 125,000 in the United States during 1S90. These figures are enough to startle physicians into a more tborougb investigation of the oauses and remedies of the fatal disease. Never before has there been so much attention given by the medical profession, not in this country alone, but in England Gormany, Franco and Italy, to the study of consumption as has been devoted to it during the past year or two. Tho awakening appears to be universal. its TEimOKS decreasing, But not withstanding the fearfully largo ?umber of people who annually succumb to this disease, there are those, and they stand high in popular and professional estimation, who maintain that consnmption is on the deorease; that it does not kill any more people in England now than a century ago, although the population has increased many millions; that more people who take it recover than was the case formerly, that those who do now die lived longer after contracting tbe disease than did those who died a hundred years ago. SLIUHTLT CONTAGEOUS. Dr. Charles W. Dulles, of West Philadelphia, is one of those who claim that consumption is on the decrease, because medical men know more about the disease than they did years ago. Speaking on thiB subjeot he said yesterday : "I don't think consumption is dying out, but it is certainly decreasing. Moro cases are oured now than ever before. The hospitals for tho speoial treatment of tbe dissase have much to do witb this. It is often called incurable, and there are very many eases cured to-day. I think the disease can bo prevented by disinfectants to a certain extent. It is the generally acoeptod opinion now that consumption is slightly contagious. This ia a common sense view of it, at least. "The treatment is simpler now than formerly. Judicious exeroise, good air, and proper diet are the main things now relied upon by the physioians. Physicians all over tho world are studying the disease to-day as they have never before studied it." "SPKAYINO" IN EfllOPE. Spraying tbe lungs, or inhaling gases, has long been used in this country for a remedy. Tho PariB edition of the Now York Herald recently published an inter, esting artiole describing tbe methods of spraying whioh have Iatoly boon introduced iu Europe. The object iu spraying is to getan antiseptic body upon tbe bacilli, and thus destroy them. The consump> tivo bacilli are perishable, bat tho difficulty lies in getting at them with au antidote. One of theso spraying apparatuses succeeds iu offeotinir a coniploto soparav tion of tbo desired activo mediciual poison from the liquid in which it is incorporated. The spray is exoeedingly Que and dry, bnt carries with it all tho autiseptio needed. Tho other apparatus is one which sends air heated to nearly or quite 200 degreos centigrade into the lungs. The Bacilli are destroyed when they come in contact witb the hot air. MILL AND LUMBER ffl DANGER Marriac.e of Dudley Blanchard. A special dispatch to tho Philadelphia Press states that Dudley Blanohard, a former resident of this city, was married on Tuosdey, July 29th, at Tacoma, Washington, to Miss K. Anna Woodruff. Tho bride was a teacher in Annie Wright Seminary, at Tacoma. Mr. and Mrs. Blanohard, the diBpatcb states, will go to Victoria, Vaiicouvors Island, on their wedding tour. Looks 2;ncourQglitf;. Thyro i:ecmfi to bo but liUle doubt that Lock Haven will be uamod as tho place of meeting of the Statu Firemen's Association next year. Encouraging reports are received from all towns hoard from, and Lock Haven will likely be decided upon by tbe vote of a large majority of the delegates to tbe convention. A forest Pire at Snow Shoo Threatens Hopkins & Weymonth's Industry. PLAN3 OF THE MORMONS. AID FROM A DISTANCE REQUIRED. The Philipsuurg Fire Department od the Way-Lhe Lock Haven Steamer Loaded at the Beech ICroek Depot and Left at .1:10-The Fire Thought to be Under Control. A telephone message from Snow Shoe, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, stated that the woods were on fire a short distanoe from the mill and lumber yard of Hopkins & Weymouth. The mill crew, and in fact the entire population ef the 'plaoo, were engaged in fighting tbe fire and making heroic efforts to cheek its headway. The high wind was carrying the fire directly towards the lumber yard, and there was danger that the lumber and mill would be burned. Mayor Mason was appealed to and requested to send the steam fire engine from this eity to help control the fire and Wjlliamsport was also asked to send an engine. Owing to tbe high winds prevailing to day and the danger of a fire ooeuring at anytime, Williamsport deelined to send a steamer to the scene of tde fire. At 2.15 a telephone message from Snow Shoo, stated that the fire department of Pbilisburg, was on the way to Snow Shoe on a special train. At balf-past two o'olock the fire alarm wus sounded from the Grove street engine house, and a few minutes later tbe steamer and one hose carriage left tbe engine house for tbe depot of the Beech Creek railroad. At that hour it was thought at Snow Shoe that tbe Are could be controlled and the engine would not be needed. The special train was in readineSB to convoy tbe engine and firemen, and if their services were needed when the depot was reached tbe run to Snow Shoo would be made as, quickly as possible. Tbe special train left Castanoa at 3:15 for the scene of the fire. ! Picnic ftotes. The excursion yesterday to Nippeno park of tbe Presbyterian, English Lutheran and Disciple Sunday sobools, was a grand success. The special train in tho morning convoyed G04 picnicors to the grounds and upwards of fifty others went to to the park on Day Express. All wero safely returned to their homes without aacident. The only thing that occurred to mar the pleasures of the day was the presence on tbe grounds of several intoxicated individuals who bailed from Williamsport. To-day the Fourth Ward Mission and Trinity M. E. Sunday schools are pionlcing at Nippeno. There were ten oars in the special train but only six of the coaobos were filled with excursionists. Tbe East Main street M. E. Snnday school is plcniclng to-day in Strayer's grove at Castanoa. The school was conveyed to tbe ground In hacks. Tbo Reformed Sundsy sohool is picnic-iog in the grove at Sugar Run. Captain Shaw with his steamer City of Lock Haven convoyed the members of tbe sohool to the grove and will bring them back to tbe oity tbis evening. A Cavorn Discovered. Tho workmen employed by Contractor David Herr, at the oity stone quarry, discovered a cavern in the limestone rooks yesterday, which Is thought to be of large dimensions. The cavern was discovered by a blast throwing out a large quantity of limestone rook, behind which was an oxtonsivo opening. One of the Italians descended into the cavo for a short distance when he found anotbor opening to the eastward leading to a still larger cavern. At one place tbore is a precipice, and stones thrown down could be beard striking the sidoB in their desoent for a long timo indicating that they wero falling a great distanoe. Explorations may show that an extensive cavern has been accidentally discovered which may m'ako a famous resort in the near future: Col. Young's 70th Birthday. Col. James Young, of Middletown, ono of Pennsylvania's model farmers, celebrated the seventieth anniversary of bis birth on Saturday, entertaining a number of friends. Colonel Young standB in tbo front rank of benefactors, for he has mado fine farms out of lands that once were almost non-productive, and be earned from tho Duke of Sutherland the oompliment of having tbe best^series of farms in tbe United States. -- 4---- Still at Large. Charles Noonau, the 13 yoar old prisoner who escaped from the county jail ye* terday, has not yet been rooapturod. The lad was locked up for stealing cigars, am! his escape was made iu a manner that would do credit to an older criminal. The Loss Adinstud. Special agents of tbo losurancu Companies sustaining loss by tbe burning o.'' tbe saw roili of Kiutz'mg