Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 5, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
NINTH YExVIl-NO JLOCK HAVEN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EAENJNU EXPRESS kixslok KKOTIIKKS - - - MJKlASHBUS CURRENT COMMENT, A bill fixing the salaries of United Stales Distiict Judges at $5,000 per year has parsed thu United States Senate. Now look out for a cry from Delaware tbat tbe peach CMp bus bjea destroyed There would seem to bo some c^uso fur it in thu last few days. 1ll7s01s tica*s a lhg over every school house in her borders, aud requires every child of Kch-jol ago to attend school unless ill. Tiio comiuc generation iu Illinois w ill be patriotic and intelligent. The iit^st English syndicate organized to operate iu this country will probably be ono to buy up the oyster beds. The demand from England is steadily increasing, while the supply in this country is decreasing. The Chamberlaiu of the city of New York has in his bauds constantly about five millions of the city's cash. Hi3 bond is for $500,000 only. Most modern treas urors with such opportunities would have taken up their residence in Canada long ago. Lebanon county cotnniissionevs have directed the assessors to aBBe&s dogs at 50 cents for male and $1 for female animals, under the act of ISS'J. That is rijibt. If the law is in force, enforce it. Clinton county's cuts ought toby assessed in the same manner. The Democratic Governor of Iowa baB declared in his inaugural that the prohibition law as it prevails in that State is a pronounced failure. lie recommends that it be done away with without delay and that a carefully framed high license law be substituted. Rev. Sam Jones, in denying the report that he is going to become a farmer, says: "I am making more money than any ten Bishops in the Methodist church, and it would be foolish for mo to try anything like an experiment." The Rtv, Sam knows on which side his bread is buttered. The Government seems to have made an excellent bargain wiih tho -North American Commercial Company for the exclusive permission to take seals on the Priby-lof Islands. Under the new lease the United States will derive a revenue of about $1,000,000 annually from this source. During the coutinuauce of the contract the amount of money paid will be nearly three times that of the original purchase money. Weather forecasts fur March. Rev. Ira K. HIcfe* In Words and Works. Cool to cold, lair weather, for tbe most part, will prevail at the opening of March. The near approach of the earth to its vernal equinox is liable to produce terrestrial storms at any time, but the regular periodic storm movements will be clearly per-ceptible. The first regular period will be central on the 4th, with danger days, especially for tbe Eastern partB of the country, about the 4ih, 5th aud Otb. Perhaps a day or two earlier toward the West. Heavy precipitation, from rain to snow, going from south to north, m;ty be looked for, winding up with a cold wave, which will be felt far southward. The reactionary changes will fall on aud about thu IQin and 11th, which time is about the crisis of tbe vernal equinoctial period, and will be intensified this time by the approaching equinox of Venus. Surprising changes of temperature will take place. The murcury will dip toward zero at one place aud rise toward the 00s at another not more thau a degree or two away, perhaps, and at the same moment of time. Viulfiit electrical and atmospheric conflicts and convulsions must result, Scafaiing interests iu danger. From'tbel-lthtolSth, taking tbe 15, lii 17th and lStb as days of greatest probable danger, is the next regular storm period. The presence of the new moon on tbe 20th, earth's equinox on the �2d, and Venue's equinox o:; the 20th, are almost certain to prolong tbe disturbance of this period into tbe reactionary movements on tbe 21st and E2d. This period, taking it altogether, will cither be marked by many violent and destructive storms on laud and sea, or by excessively high and prolonged temperature, followed by active earthquake phenomena. Either or both need not unduly surprise or alarm. Bo watchful and prudent, put your trust in God and bo at rest. All the abjve may apply with equal force to tbe last storm period for the month, which is ceutial on the 27th. If storm clouds appear about the 2b':h to 2yth- which they are very sure to do-watch them closely until tbe character of the atorms they convey are fully developed. Storms shading from snow to sleet, and from sleet to heavy rains, hail and cyclones are possibloaud probable. Mercury is ou tbe 2'Jtb, Vulcan on tbe 27th, and Venus on the TR with earth and Jupiter as backers. Lft u.-i n:o whaf the results will be. Tlio month ought to end as it began cool and cold. Mareb will be a h'AVti mouth on your Btock. Make fpaciul efforts to protect and nourish it. It will pay you, and meet the conditions of a "merciful man." THE SENATE INVESTIGATION The Committee Wants to Indict the Editors for Contempt. THE LEAK HOLES NOT YET FOUND A Series of Resolutions Providing Proceed in^s for Contempt requisition as soon as tho machinery is completed for the tucaudes-cent i*ys'..um and u-u arc lights to burn all ni;;bL for the Punnsylvanta railroad. The lluntiugdoi. Company, which controls thorns plant, promise to furnish tho incandescent system at the same moderate rate as it supplies the arc lights. If Huntingdon, with itsscat'ered population, can have arc lights at �5 per mouth why should Lock Haven be asked .*8? Wo understand that there are several application* for lights \n this city that cauuot bo supplied by the Electric Light Company, as their plant is already worked to its fullest capacity. It seems to us that there is room for another Electric Light Company iu Lock Haven tbat will introduce the two systems and furnish lights to our people at moderate rates. Success is waiting for an energetic and liberal spirited company of this kind. The Nation;)! Kdttu ItftU League. Clevelan o, March 4.-Tho National llase Ball L-jaguu met hero this afturnoon Tho offer of a million dollars for a franchise and a club of the league was laid on the tablu, as was the proposition from the (ir'>tljt'ibor�d relative to dates, and asking the blague, to remove tho boycott clubs playing against the Liothcrliood clubs. It wan agreed that tlio mil-ja^o lor each club choiiid bo avcragul on tho basis of 14 men, and that each club should pay an equal amount. WEDNESDAY'S LOCAL HEWS FUNOKNT POT POUKKI. Local Items Taken From Our Eeporter's Note Book. WHAT HE GOT ON HIS BOUNDS. Important Improvements-Attempted Bank Robbery-There May Ho Ice Vct-Tbej* Will Hold a Fair-Court l'raceedlogtt- KoystonM Oath-School Savings Bank- MiH Reildinc'* l'resunt, Messrs. Simons1 Brothers are making preparations for important changes in the rooms now occupied by Benedict, the jeweler, and the one adjoining, which will be occupied April 1st by C. C. Schaeffie the druggist. The floors of both rooms will be lowered. French plate glass windows put tn, and tbe interior of tbo rooms beautified by painters and paper bangers in an artistio manner. Material to be used in making the improvements is boiug do* livcred on the ground to-day, and tho work will be begun at once. Rojaton'a Oath. Miss Hedding, supported by Mr. II. J. Smith, appeared at the Opera House last evening to a full house. Miss Bedding, as "Nellie Royston,'' the discontented wife, was a type of character true to nature, her rendition of this exacting role proved to all present tbat sbo is an actress of brilliant attainments. She was effective throughout the play. Mr. H. J. Smith, as the hero "Joe Koyston," scored aoother hit, his powerful voice is always used with good advantage. Onr theatre-goers have seldom witness a finer piece of acting than the scene with "Nellie" in the third act. Tho balance of the oompany acquitted themselves very creditably. Tonight Miss Redding will present "The Octoroon." School Saving Banks. The Baving bank feature is to bo engrafted in tbe public school system of Philadelphia. At every school building in the city tbo children in attendance will make their deposits, and will be given a receipt for the same. Provisions will also be mado for the withdraw! of funds, but every inducoradnt will be offered to the youthful depositors to incline them to allow their roite to draw interest in the savings fund strong bos. Tho rate of interest to accumulate on tbe deposits has not yet beeu decided, but it will bo about ;vhat is paid in the savings funds of the city. Educators and others who have looked into the matter believe It will work well aud stimulate an inclination to savo, and will early develop business traits. PennHytvanla'B War Governor. M. P. Handy'9 Letter In the Scran ton Truth. As the Governor of Pennsylvania An drew G. Curtin promised that the bones of every soldier from that State, who died in the service should be brought home and buried in Pennsylvania soil, and the widow and orphans of every Pennsylvania soldier should be cared for and educated by tbe State. This promise was redeemed to tbe letter. In no national cemetery in the South is there a known Pennsylvania soldier's grave, and in the care of the soldier's widows and Soldier's orphans Penn sylvauia has led every other State. It was also Governor Cnrtin's boast that no soldiers letter to him, however, uuim portant, was unanswered. Court Proceed ingd. In the case of J. Jb\ Everett for use of Mrs. Ellen L. Sedam, guardian, Ac, Manufacturers and Merchants Insurance Company, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Verdict for plaintiff for 61,026 70. Same vs. The Niagara Insurance Com pany of the City of New York. Verdict for plain till for $1,384 IS, subject to a question of law reserved by the court. Same vs. Tbe London and Lancashiie Fire Insurance Company of Liverpool, Englaud. Ou Trial. AtUniptuil Bank Rubbery. An attempt was made laBt Sunday evening to rob tbo Elk County Bank in Kidg-way. .Tbo burglars cut through the walls of the building and were working at the vault when they were frightened away. They left behind the tools with which they wero workiug on the vault. There was i'50,000 in the vault which was found to be undisturbed when tho bauk was opened. These May he Ice Vet. Yesterday tho ponds and basins on the South side wero covered with ice two iuchc3 thick. The water was turned into the canal in tho afternoon and tho ponds Gllod with water. Coid weather and uortberly winds are predicted for tomorrow, and there is & bare possibility tbat considerable ice may yot be harvested from tbe ponds within the oity limits. Two op River Special*. The steam gauuo on O. W. Wolf's now engine at North iiend was burned off labt night by several mischievous boys. A dwelling house at the Fire Clay worksf at Drury's Kun was destroyed by flro last night and tho family is l�ft homeless. A Miscellaneout Mixture or Svu�e ami Non-aonge SciasortMl and Scribbled. Her eyes are like twin Concord grapes And black as Oolong tea; Her hair is of a Java brown, A lard-e-dah is she. Her hands are granulated white And spicy Is her style. Butter conversation's flippant quite; Slio needs to salt awhile.; Si'uixu lamb will be an early crop this year. People who ardently ombraco a literary career should not be surprised to find life a tight squeeze. Clouds are a good deal like men-they are harmless when alone, but they make trouble when they get together. Whek a man runs up against a rocking chair in the dark he may not seem a bit sorry, but he feels for it just tbe same. One not versed in parliamentary law may reasonably wonder bow standing rules ean apply to seating members. Tiiet term bim pallbearer, because there would be something indelicately suggestive in calling a man a porter who carries a bier. The female mind will soon be distracted over the Eister bonnet. The bananna peel is a fall product, but has all seasons for its own. It is hoped the roads will get in better condition before moviug time. 1 Si'Kikg birds, spring fashions and spring floweis are coming apace. An effort is being made in Paris to bring cameos into fashion again. The spring birds will soon be giving their regular early morning concerts. Don't be in a hurry about removing your underclothing if it gets a little warm. Men who jump at conclusions usually go limping back to tbe starting point. Dense fogs are welcomed in Boston because they hide tbe bad statues. So it would Boem that even a fog may have a silver lining. Montana is a new State, but her legislators understand statesmanship; they adjourned so soon as it was ascertained tbat tbe treasury was empty. Theke are one hundred and four applicants for liquor licenses in Johnstown. That town seems still to be dry. Since the coinage of pennies was started in 1793, tbe mints have turned out 800,-000,000 of these coppers, and still tbe sup-ply does not equal the demand. CusTOMEit-I say, uncle, how long have you bad these new laid eggs in stock? Rastus-I dunno ezackly, boss. You see Pse only been wu'kin' heah a mouth. Tho things tbat a woman prays for, a man goes out and fights for. Tho position of Minister to Greece looked upon as a fat office. The more stops you put on an organ the more noiao it makes. Many a youth who seeks for the tree of knowledge gets only a branch. Putting ono of tho new stamps on letter makes it reddy for mailing. A sulky horse can usually be cured by driving it in some other kind of a vehicle. THE WILKESBARRE HORROR The friends of thejEntombed Colliers Hop-iner Against Hope. EIGHT MEN PEIS0NEES IN TEE PIT No Meant of Ascertaining Whether They are Living or Dead Until the Rescuing Party Succeeds In Forcing; a Passage Through, tbe Gai Laden Chambers-A Hope That the Men May Have Escaped. Wilkes-Barre, March 4.-The fire in the South Wilkes-Barre mines is still burning. At 5 o'clock a large portion of tbe roof of the tunnel caved in by reason of tbe burning away of tbe props. The air pumps are worked to their utmost capaoity to ventilate tbe Stanton mine which adjoins and connects witb tbe South Wilk.es-Barre shaft. If the men reached tbe Stanton mine they may be alive, as the air there is good. In order to reach it, however, thej had to travel over a mile from the place Where they were working, and it is feared that they were overtaken and suffooated by smoke. Everything possible is being done by the mine officials to rescue the men. One of the oity fire engines was pat to work early this morning and iB now pouring two large streams of water into the burning mine. Tbe fire will cause a, loss of over $100,000. j an unfortunate company. Tbe Lehigh'and Wilkeabarre coal company has been particularly unfortunate of late. Only a month ago seven men lost their lives in the company's mines at Plymouth. Five of the men entombed last night are married, and unless they are recovered alive they will leave five widows and twenty-four children. A report comas from tbe rescuing party in the Stanton mine that the air there is excellent, and that there is a possibility that tbe men are safe in one of the chambers. Up to shortly beforo noon there was no apparent possibility of rescue of the eight men entombed in tbe burning South Wilkesbarre mine, or the recovery of tbe bodies until tbo mine has been flooded, which is now being done by means of several oity fire engines. This will probably require a week or more. little hope of rescue. There is no change this afternoon in tbe situation at tbe burning shaft, and nothing has been heard from tbe exploring parties who are searching tbe Stanton workings, with a faint hope of finding tbe missing miners lost in tbe maze of the gangways. The steam Ore engines are still pouring a Hood of water into the burning mine, but they must fill the working to a height of 340 feet before reaching the fire. the situation unchanoep. Tbe situation remains unchanged this evening. One exploring party after another has descended tbe sbaft only to be driven back by gas and smoke. Tbe company's officials are now busy Hooding tbe mine. Dense volumes of smoke are still ascending from tbe air shaft to-night, and the destruction in tbe interior of tbe mine will be enormous. At 8 o'clock this evening the last exploring party reports that tbe fire is rapidly bnrning in the ehaft, and has made a bead' way of over 700 feet from tbe starting point of last night. Ail hope of finding the victims or any part of their bodies has beeu given up, as they have all probably been incinerated. MRS. KE.NDALAS A HKAI-ER. They Will Hold a Fair. The members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, at Henovo, are preparing for a fair, which they will hold at the end of tbe lenteu Beaaon. Among tbe articles to be contested for are several gold watches, the contestants for which are T. J. Kings-ley, M. H. lioulahan, Robert Sheldon, Michael Roach, Miss Mary Singer and Miss Katie Bower. The man who swears off is gloomy for a while, but it is not long before be begins to smile again. It takes a mechanic to mako a wheelwright. "All the world loves a lover"-except the young lady's father and tbe dog. When the bride is all the world to bim, it is literally truo that tbo whole world loves tbo bridegroom. Ttit: widow who wears tho longest mourning veil is generally the one who cuts across lota to fiud another husband. If love is.blind, gas on it. tbero is no use wasting PERSONAL. PES CI LINGS. is visiting at Elmira, A. F. Ryon, Esq N. Y. Harry Reed, of Cliutondale, is spending a few days in this city. W. L. Hamilton is attending court in WHUamsport as a witness. Captain P. D. Bricker, Surpervisor of tbe Census for this district, is in town today. Emory Campbell and J. II. Ulrnan are Williamsporters who are registered at tbe United States Hotel to-day. Ex-County Treasurer M. W. Herr is acting as clerk to the Couuty Commissioners during the illness of Clerk McNaul. George W. Batcbeler ib officiating as clerk of the court this week, Prothonotary Brown being confined to his bed again by a relapse of fever. J. Irvin White and John M. Stanton, Honeyed words bel jug to tbe confidence i prominent insurance meu, transacted busi- Tlie Kmluent Actress Is Curing Young Mrs. Itlalne by the Laying on of Hands. In one of the pleasant apartments at tbe Percival, New York City, sarrouadod by testimonials of a Geo t ion from her friends and admirers, Marie Kevins Blaine is slowly progressing toward recovery. An open fire burns cheerily behind the polished fender in the little parlor. Mme. Modjeaka's gift of growing ferns nods and aw ays in a corner; pretty hangings from an unknown doner drape the mantel, and photographes of familiar faces smile from unexpected hiding places. There aro a pretty litter of bric-a-brac and a little tray of delicate cups, and behind the scroons, popped up with cushions, rests the frail invalid. Disease has been merciful and spared her beauty, while it racked her body. A gown of creamy silk, with frills of lace about the open &eak, � fastened with a little twist of pearl-set gold. Soft, pink blankets conceal the helpless leg in its plaster cast, and tbe old' bright smile and merry chatter make one forget the illness which keeps her a prisoner. The New York Bun says: "Yoang Mrs. Blaine talks bravely ol the dread possibility of never recovering entirely the aso of the leg, which rheumatism has left with a peculiar malady having a scientitio title which signifies an aoouto inflammation of the cartilage of the knee. And she hopes, if acting be oat of the question, in the future she may be able to do something with her voice in a musical way to support herself. "Two weeks ago she lay helpless, in tbe surgeon's bed, suspended by straps and bands depending from the ceiling to sustain her body with the least possible strain. One leg, wrapped in its heavy cast of piaster, could not be moved; one band lay helpless and powerless. She refused tbe nourishment ordered by her physicians, and seemed to hare lost all hope of recovery. She had a caller, a oh eery, bright, hopeful woman, who said just tbe right words to rouse her and then went away. The next morning the caller came again, tossed aside wrap aud gloves, tied a nurse's apron about her waist and bent over that hospital bed an hour rubbing, manipulating and smoothing tbe invalid. At night the visitor played to a crowded enthusiastic audience. All New York is talking of the womanliness and sweet graciousneas of the English actress, and yet in no role she plays are these displayed so exquisitely as at tbe bedside of Mrs. Blaine. "Every morning for tbe past two weeks Mib. Kendal has devoted one or two hours to rubbing the invalid with her magic touch, applying some kind of oil of her own compounding, cheering her with her sanguine, hopeful words, persuading her to take a little nourishment once each hour to essay little efforts of motion which seemed to the invalid impossible, and ooax-ing, persuading and charming her back to life again. One morning, with no questions or comments, she lifted her. in het blankets out of bed, which she bad not left for six months, into the invalid's chair and raised tbe head a little. The next day she did the same and adjusted the chair a little more upright, until now Mrs. Blaine half sits and half reclines in such a way as she can amuse herself touching the keys of her piano with one hand. One day Mrs. Kendal persuaded her to use the hand she had not moved for so long,despito tbe pain it cost. The next day a lilttle greater effort was insisted upon, and now that Is tbe hand which Mrs. Blaine offers her friends in greeting. It seems this little magio gift of healing has been exercised before in tbe hospitals in London where Mrs. Kendal always has her vinttag day, and where she eujoys more than anything else to take a half dead baby, which tho doctors have given up, and nurse It back to life again. She knows nothing of the science of medicine; rejects tbe idea of having any special healing powerf doesn't believe In Christian science or the mind cure, ond insists tbat it is nothing wonderful at all, but just the utilizing of simple common sense. She insists that she must see Mrs. Blaine on her cratches before long. Saving* Uank.8. The Williamsport City School Board is considering the question of establishing School Savings Banks in that oity in accordance with the plan in successful operation at Long Island City. The details are so arranged as to require very little labor ou the part of the teachers. Tbe advantages are tbat the pupils are stimulated to habits of economy, anddi6siplined in habits of thrift. man and the lover. The rejected lovor wbo had determined to hang himself finally compromised by [ hanging his head, uess In town yesterday. Tho former is general agent for the Northwestern Mutual Life and tbe latter general agent for the Equitable Life Assurance Company of N. Y. An Otter Shot. Samuel Garman, of Renovo, shot and killed an otter yesterday at Stout's Island, near that town. Otters are rarely seen in this part of tbe country, The one killed yesterday was large, and the skin is of fine quality. St. Patrick's Day Parade. Arrangements are being made in Renovo for a parade in houor of St. Patrick, on March 17th. A meeting for making arrangements wiU be hold this evening.