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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - June 4, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 4 NINTH YEAK-NO. 81. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 4, 1890. PEICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPBESS KIKSLOK BROTHERS - - - PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. Harvard's students have touched 1 top notch of disreputable vandalism. The heathens conld teach them something of civilization. It was a most pleasant and appropriate thing ior Minister Reid to do, when he placed the most splendid wreath of flowers - all Paris could supply upon the grave of America's great and generous friend, the immortal Lafayette, on Memorial Day. The High License Commissioners in Baltimore have nearly completed their work and the result is that they have out down the number of saloons about one-half, leaving nearly 2,000 to supply the bibulous demands of a population of about 400,000. According to the Baltimore Sun a company of French capitalists lias been formed to construct the long talked of Maryland and Delaware ship caoal from Chesapeake Bay to a point in the Atlantic Ocean. Its length will be only about 40 miles, part of whiob will bo along a river of some size, and only Beven miles are reported to be heavy work. The entire cost is put down at $8,000,000. Those everlastingly sanguine fellows, the rainbow chasing free traders, are now out with a fresh Bummer suit of predictions that "next time" the West is going to break away from its Republioan beliefs and traditions and vote for British free trade and Southeastern snpremaoy in national affairs. The trouble with the rainbow chasers' predictions is that it is always "next time" when they are going to be fulfilled. A bill has been introduced in Congress appropriating $250,000towards the erection of the Grant Monument in New York. Now that Lee has been immortalized in bronze and granite, it would seem to be time for the memory of Grant to be likewise perpetuated. Bnt it is a question whether the country has a right to go into the monument business. Money is being taken from the treasury for all conceivable purposes, and thoughtful people are beginning to ask where the line is to be drawn. There can be no objection to decorating the graves of every man who fell during our great eivil war. The soldier obeys the voice of command. He believes in the righteousness of his cause and dies in his faith. But there is not room in this oonntry for two flags. It is a big country, bnt its breezes wherever they blow should rustle only the folds of the Stars and Stripes. To flaunt any other and worship where it floats is unpatriotic and full of the flavor of treason. It speakB Bentiments that lips are not permitted to ntter. FEB SONAL PENCILING". The Latest Gossip About Ton and Tour Friends. Willard J. Thornton, of Williamsport, is the guest of his brother, E. B. Thornton. Joe Whaley left for Pongflkeepsie last night to enter Eastman's business college. Thomas J. Keau, a son of John Btean, the Vesper street blacksmith, is among the graduates of the veterinary department of the University of Pennsylvania. The commencement exeroises will be held In Academy of Music, Philadelphia, tomorrow evening. Mr. H. O. Chapman and family left at 1125 last night for Philadelphia, and will take op their residence at COS North 34th street. Mr. Chapman lived in this oity for many years and took great interest in the welfare of the town, being one of the most aotive members of the Board of Trade. He haa always occupied responsible positions and filled them with ability. His aotive labors in behalf of Republicanism wtll be greatly missed by the party in Lock Haven, and his place will be hard to fill in this respeot. As a good oitizen he eommanded the highest esteem of everybody and all regret to have him and his estimable family leave our midst. His steady advancement by the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance company, a oompany with which be has been for years, necessitated his removal to Philadelphia. A FfllBHTFDl EXPLOSION The Lest Meeting*. The Shakespeare Society held the last meeting of the season at the residence of S. D. Ball on Water street, last night. There was a "quotation" contest, those present choosing sides after the old spelling school fashion, and the manner in which quotations were hurled from side to side, was both interesting and entertaining, and proved how familiar the members of the society are with their favorite poets works. When the boar for adjournment arrived, sides were yet nnbroken. The society will not meet again until October, but will picnio next month. A Lane Bass. Mr. Johnson, a resident of Glen Union, caught a ban in the river at that place recently which weighed 6, pounds. Lightning Strikes a Powder Mill in Ohio With Fatal Eesnlts. A WHOLE FAMILY AWHHILATED. Five Thousand Founds of the Destructive Compound Goes VP *rVlth a Force That Shake* the Earth-A Dwelling- Wiped Oat, Killing a Fifteen Month Old Child and Fatally Iojurlng Several Others. Clevelasb, June 3.-This afternoon, during a thunder storm, lightning struck a powder house one mile east of Mansfield, owned by Tracy & Avery, which contained over 5,000 pounds of powder. A terrific explosion followed that was felt distinctly in all parts of the city. Hundreds of people were soon at the scene. No vestige of the little building was left, bnt a swath of destruction and desolation bad been swept in every direction. Just aoross the road was the dwelling of Henry Roost, in which, at the time, were bis wife and three children. The house was shivered to atoms. One of the children, 15 months old, was orushed and hurled thirty feet away lifeless. Another, 4 years old, was bo badly injured that she will die, and the mother is yet unoonscious from injuries that will likely prove fatal. A new and as yet unoccupied dwelling was also wholly destroyed, being leveled to the foundation. All the windows of bouses within a radiuB of half a mile were shattered, and the plate glass windows in the post-office almost a mile and a balf away were broken. THE LOCAT. -LEGISLATURE. Important Soilness Transacted at the Regular Meeting I .ait Monday Night. Regular meeting of City Connoil was held in their rooms Monday, June 2, 1890, at 7.30 p. m. All members present. The petition of Tbeo. Ronian, City Engineer, asking the privilege of using the city instruments was read-a motion by Mr. Haberstroh to grant Mr. Ronton the privilege he asked was lost. The petition of oitizana to have the foot bridge orossing the canal at Clinton street lowered, and to remove the same to the left side of Clinton street, was on motion referred to the committee on Streets and Bridges with power to aot. The petition of citizens of the First ward asking that a stone orossing be laid at the corner of Main and Hanna streets, was on motion of Mr. Kreamer referred to the committee on Streets and Bridges. The petition of citizens of Ballefonte avenue asking that a stone orossing be laid aoross Bellefonte avenne at the junction of Summit street and Great Island oemetery, on motion of Mr. Kistler was referred to the committee on Streets and Bridges. The petition of Mrs. E B. Molson Betting forth that P. M Christie had olosed and obstructed the passage in the alley running between Water street and the river at a point from Mill street to the western line of ber lot, and respeotfolly asking Counoil to have the same opened to give to the property owners along said alley aocess thereto, on motion of Mr. Qaigley was teferred to the committee on Streets and Bridge?, with power to aot. The communication from the Hand-in-Hand hOBe oompany setting forth that on May 29lh, the new nczzle recently purchased for them by the city was stolen from their carriage; . that the members of the company will individually contribute 950 as a private reward for information that will lead to the oonviotion of the guilty party or parties, and respeotfolly asking Council to contribute a like sum for the same purpose. On motion of Mr. Quigley the Counoil offer a reward of (50, the same as the reward offered by the Hand-In-Hand hose oompany, for information that will lead to the oonviotion of the party or parties that stole the nozzle from the company and secure the retnrn thereof. A resolution was offered by S. R. Peale, Esq., as follows: Resolved, That the use of the streets and alleys of the city of Look is hereby g-ant�d to Messrs. Blanobard and Shultz, of the oity of Philadelphia, and their assigns for the purpose of ereoting and maintaining an eleotric light plant within the city limits and conducting electricity from place to plaoe upon wires with the intent of supplying the residences and business places with eleotric light at moderate cost. On motion of Mr. Seid it was referred to the committee on Streets and Bridges with power to act. The following resolution was offered by Mr. Qaigley, whiob on motion of Mr. Kreamer, was adopted: Rooked, That the City Solioitor be authorized and direoted to take snob legal action as will enforce an examination of the books, papers end orders of Joseph Graflus, late City Treasurer. The resignation of John T. Griffin as water superintendent was offered and on motion accepted. The Fire committee reported the election of George D. Fox as engineer and C. (J. Curtin assistant engineer. Qn motion of Mr. Seid the report was adopted. The Poor committee reported recommending the payment of t54.75 in favor of Mifflin township, Lyooming ooanty, for keeping Adam Hoffman, a pauper who is a obarge upon the Poor district of Look Haven. Mayor Mason reported that W. S Chatham bad tendered his resignation ascbief of police, whiob he had accepted, and that he had appointed W. J. Westbrook to fill the vacancy. On motion the report wsb adopted. The report of the Overseer, showing ex. penditures for Hay, 1890, $194 68, and that there are ten parson* in poor house and sixteen receiving out door relief, was on motion adopted. The report of the Oity Treasurer, show ing a balance in his hands of (3,787.09 on June 1, 1390, and asking for eertain voaoher orders, was on motion adopted and voaoher orders direoted to be drawn. The Finanoe Committee reported expenses of city in the different departments as follows: City, (444 16; Streets and Bridges, 81,339 85; Fire, $140 09; Poor, $194.68.Whioh on motion was adopted and orders direoted to be drawn therefor. David Herr asked the Connoil to pay the expenses of removiog dirt at the oity quarry caused by a elide. The exper.se of removing the same was 4102. On motion of Mr. Kreamer an order was directed to be drawn to Mr. Herr for one-half the expense viz: $51 00. Henry Keller presented a claim against the city for damages to a large plate glass by workmen on the streets, which on motion was referred to the committee on Streets and Bridge*. The market clerk reported ourb rent to the amount of $22 34, oolleoted during the month of May, whiob amount was paid into the oity treasury. Oa motion the report was adopted. The delirquant tax collector reported delinquent taxes collected to the amount of $407.50 and the same paid to the City Treasurer, and alaimed thereon 5 per eent. for eolleotion. On motion of Mr. Kistler the report was adopted and order direoted to be drawn to the delinqnent tax oolleotor for $20 37, his commission. Oj motion of Mr. Kistler the salary of the policemen ai>d oity clerk was increased to the tame as they received last year. Nominations for Water Snperintendent being in order Mr. Kistler nominated Charles Keller and Mr. McLeod nominated E. A. McGIU. On motion of Mr. Kreamer the nominations were closed. Thirty-six ballots were taken without a ohoioe and on the thirty-seventh ballot Mr. Keller was elected by a vote of 7 to 5. Oa motion of Mr. Kistler Connoil adjourned. Tribute of Beepect. Resolutions adopted by the i". W. C. T. U. of Mackeyville.Pa., on the death of one of their members: Whereas, The angel of Death has again entered our union and removed from among us one of our members, Miss Li 11 ie D. Harvey, who departed this life, May 23, 1890; therefore, be it Rooked, That while we sincerely mourn the loss which we have sustained in her death we humbly bow in submission to Him, who knoweth what is best and doeth all things well. We will miss her words of kindness and willingness to do her part in the work, but she is gone and we humbly submit to His will, feeling that our loss is her gain. lieaohed, That in her death we have lost an honored and respected member, one who was faithful in every good work. Resolved, That we tender our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the mother in her hour of sorrow and bereavement in the death of her only child. Ella F. Haves, Flora B. Brownlke, Make F. Conley. THE ECHOSOF TOWN TALK Local Items Token From Our Eeporter's Hole Book. HAPPENINGS SEEN BY THE EXPRESS Consideration of the Tariff Bill. Washington, June 3.-Senators Allison. Aldrioh. Hiscook and Jones, of the sub committee of Republicans of the Senate Finance Committee, to-day oootinned the consideration of the tariff bill. The items in the wool schedule were ex. amined and passed, and then the sugar schedule was laid over for the present, it being deemed best to await the return of Senators Morrill and Sherman before taking up a subject of such importance. The sub-committee also passed over without any aotion, the tobacoo, wineB and agricultural sohednlea whiob, with sugar, occupy twenty pages of the printed bill. A start was made upon the cotton schedule, but it was late before that was taken up and not mnch was done with it. During the day several gentlemen interested In various schedules of the bill, and introduced by Senators or Representatives, explained their views to the sub committee and preferred their request* with regard to the rate of duty that should be imposed. To-morrow morning the New York importers will be beard by the committee. Bread for the Adventlst*. Mrs. Fishor, of Clinton avenne, has the contract for baking bread for the Adven-tints' campmceting. The contiaot calls for nothing hut graham bread. Drowned at CUatoadale Last Nlght-An-other Electric Light Company-The last Meeting-Improvement In Weather Haps -The New Flaming Mill-A New Directory for Lock Raven. A yonng man named Walter Allison was drowned-' "' Won. PhlladalphlawlT Cleveland..____IS rJunWoZT.;.^ * PitUbarr.--JS- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. .., Won. Lost.; Won. Athletic.....-..21 - io iOolnmbos...____IS - Rochester...-21 11 1st. Loals.__.lJ Louisville-----.19 13 Syracase.-....,.U Toledo----------16 17 'BrooBlyn...^ I! Lost. IT i-.17 � Death of a Prominent Lumberman. Mr. John White, the senior partner of tbe well known and extensive lumbar firm of White, Lentz & White, Wnilamaport, died yesterday afternoon at half-past, one o'clock at his home in that, city, aged 73 years. Tbe deosased was an uncle of Mrs. T. C. Hippie, Mrs. R. It. Bridges* mad Mr. Thomas Crawford, of- this oity.. He had many friends in the West Branch Valley, who will regret to bear of bit death- He was long identified with the business interests of Williamsport and for yean Us firm has conducted large lumber open. Hons. A widow and several children are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and indulgent father. The 'Williamsport Republican of June 3d gives tbe following additional peitiulare: John White, one of the oldest' lumbar? men in ihe West Branch Vslley srklatost prominent men in this oity, U dead, having passed away at the family residence on West Fourth street, above the Park Hotel, at ten minutes to 2 o'olock this air ternoon, surrounded by his family sad ' friends. His illness only really began last Wednesday, when he took to his bed, tat he had not been well since test Summer. This was really bis first case of sickness, however, and last Wednesday was. the first time he had missed doming down to breakfast "for thirty-four years. Than was no disease, but merely a bigating down of the system, and he died apparently from exhaustion. Besides being a prominent lumberman, Mr. White was also prominent in other affairs of the city, being identified with many business and other institutions. Ha was a director of the Williamsport National Bank, a trustee in tbe WilHapiaport Savings Institution, President of both the Williamsport and Citizens' Wain Com-' panies, a member of the board of manager* of the City Hospital, one of the original trustees of Wildwood Cemetery Company, a director in the Lyooming Electrio Oompany, and a vestryman in Christ Episcopal -Church. The deceased leaves a wife and tbe following ohlldren to mourn his loss: Henry W. White, Urs. Judge Cummin, sirs. George L. Sanderson, Hugh L. White, Mrs. Quia B. White, Mrs. B. P. Almy, Mrs. H. N. Almy and John L. White. Besides these he also leaves many friend* who will deeply mourn his death, aadvrill feel that the city has lost a good and. useful citizen. The National Guard Harr:sburo, June 3.-An order'has just been issued from tbe headquarters of the National Guard regarding the sua.-mer encampment, which will be bald at Mt. Gretna from July IS to 90th inchiatve. The most important paragraph reads aa follows: ..... All commands will be encamped and report for duty by 7 o'clock a. m., July 21st, and will be paid for five days aervioe from that date inclusive. Quarters and sub-sistence will be furnished - troops) from July 19th to July 2Gth. This means that the men will be aakeat into camp two days before their pay wHl begin. A NewBallroad Chartered. HARSiSBuao, June 3.-A charter .waa granted at the Bute Departovant today to the Plate Run Railroad Ccsaraay. to ran a railroad seventeen miles inland' ftnm bead of Youngwoman's Creek in PoUar. county to North Bend in Clinton county. The capital is 1100,000, The directors�M James B. Weed, F. Ms Weed and Wlumm 8. HU1, of Binghamton, New York; Wll-. Iiam H. Jeasup and Geerge 8. Jsssup, of Montrose, and Horace $. Hand, of ttaraiav tOO, _ , ;