Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 7, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
NINTH YEAR-NO. 0. LOCK HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOi: ISUOTHEKS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. A. r03T office in Wyouiiug is called Poverty. So far as the s'gaiGcauce of the word is concerned, plenty of other poBt offices could be culled by the same title. Still, poor as they arc, maty such offices, iu fact all, are sought after and tbey play an important part iu the political world. Bismarck has succeeded in beating his neighbors all urouud him iu political matters, and when be placed au embargo on American pork he thought he had headed off the Yaukcj3. For ft while the little garuo worked, but aftoratiiao the Yankees sent their hams and bacou to some bouseB of Holland, from whence they passed into Germany as the genuine Holland article. The re-olectiou of William B. Allison to the United States Senate by the Iowa Legislature will receive the approval of Republicans throughout the country. Sen-ator Allison is one of the most popular Republicans iu the Senate, and he has been continued in the service solely by reason of his worth and ability. This is one of the Senatorial elections in which money did not play a part. In New York a Life Insurance Company has loaned $120,000. to a church, and the church has had the lives of a number of its members insured in favor of itself. The Life Insurance Compaoy agrees, every time one of the members who is thus insured dies, it will reduce the debt of the church by the amount of his policy. Every time the church has a funeral of one of these it tops off a slice of debt other words, members and debt disappear together. The Pittsburg Time* has just purchased a $105,000 property, on which it will erect a handsome granite building to cost $200,-000. After this is finished, which will be in about a year, $100,000 will be expended in putting in new fast presses, etc., so by the time the Times is snugly located in its new home it will have coBt nearly a half million dollars. The Times claims the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in the State outside of Philadelphia. It is one of the most euergetic and newsiest dailies iu the State, and is therefore deserving of the prosperity it enjoys. The recent report of the Pennsylvania Railroad shows with what nicety costs and profits are now calculated on first-claBS railroads. Prom it we learn that the cost of hauling freight on all the lines east of Pittsburg during the year was 4J mills p er ton per mile, while the amount received was about 6 8*10 mills, showing a profit of about two mills only per ton for ! every mile the freight was carried. This I seems a very small margin of profit. The road makes only one cent profit in hauling a ton of freight five miles! Of course, the profits arise from the enormous amount of tonnage hauled long distances. The earn 1 ings in oarrying passengers were about two cents per mite, while the cost of transporting them was on an average a little more than cents. The profit for this service was rather more than half a cent per mile, which seems a small profit. Of course, all this can ba done at these rates only on the basiB of an eoormous volume of business. I AWFUL RAILROAD DISASTER A Collision on the Lake Shore JJailroad and Ten Persons Killed. THE TEAIH PASTED AND COLLIDED Moved While They Slept. A 'singular exploit was performed at Pleasant Valley, a small town near Pitte-ton, on Saturday, in the secret removal of a dwelling hous3 from oue lot to another without disturbing the slumbers of the inmates. John McLaughlin had the house bnilt by Andrew Proliuger, a Scraoton contractor. He falsely gave Mr. Froliog-er to understand the lot was his, and that be would pay him for the house as soon as finished. Frolinger was unable, therefore, to legally seize the building, but bought a vacant lot adjoining the McLaughlin house, and Saturday eveuing went to Pleasant Valley with a force of about twenty men. The house was of frame. They jacked it up, put rollers under it, and moved it bodily across to Frolinger's lot, a distance of forty-five feet. The Accident Occurred About Nine O'clock Ijut Night at Hftmburjr, Near Buffalo-The Bear Half of the Train, Consisting of Five Heavy Pollmaox Swoop* Down With a Crash Upon the Day Coaches. Buffalo, March G.-Train No. 12, on the Lake Shore from the west, due in Buffalo at 0:10 p. m., broke in two near Hamburg abont 8:50 o'clock to-night. The front part of tbe train, consisting of the engine, tender, smoker and two day coaches, was quickly brought to a stand still. The rear half, composed of five heavy pullmans, came on down the grade acd crashed into the second day coach. Tbe Pullman beiug the heavier lifted the day coach, into tbe air, and it now lies on top of tbe other, and both having tele Bcoped the first day ooach. frightful loss of life. The day coaches and Pullman wore fall of passengers, and the loss of life and limb is probably very high. Ten are reported killed outright. A wrecking train with a relief party of surgeons soon left for tbe scene of the ao cident Tbe railroad authorities aud employes refused any inform ition whatever to the Press. The Associated PreBa reporter went on the train as a surgeon's assistant. No reporters were allowed to go if known to be suoh. tex killed. As near as can be ascertained ten were killed and twenty-five were injured at the wreck near tbe Bay. Engine No. 54 was dispatched to Buffalo (or aid. J. E. Minnie, who had his arm cut off, was taken along. Tha ladies already taken out are stretched in a baggage car. J. Swan, a colored porter, is among tbe number. tiie injcred. The list of injured, as near as can bo ascertained are: H. T. Jaeger, Rochester. Charles J. Rice, Newton Falls, Massachusetts. L. H. Fischer, Boston, leg sprained and chin badly cut. Rev. Thomas A. Hall, Buffalo, leg badly cut. F. A. Coombs, New York, head and chin cut, and both legs sprained. Julia Healey, cut in breast, over left eye and head. George E. Allen, Buffalo, ankle sprained. Joseph D. Bums and wife, Boston; the man not much, the woman fatally. Ten of the most seriously injured were taken to the Fitch Hospital, Buffalo. KILLED HIS BROTHER. Court Proceedings. The last case on the list for the second week of February Court was reached yesterday and in the afternoon oourt was adjourned until Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Tbe last case tried was that of George Anderson use of John Jacobaon, vs. Paul S. Merrill, administrator &c, of Act bony Dwyer, deceased. A verdiot was rendered for the defendant. Nearly Completed* The new Presbyterian Church at Milt Hall is nearly completed, and will be ready for dedication in a few weeks. There has been some delay in the forwarding of one of the memorial windows, otherwise the building would now be ready for occupancy by the congregation. A Matron For the Normal, At a meeting of tbe Board of Trustees last night a matron was appointed for tbe Normal School. Mrs. W. W. Clark, of MiU Hall received the appointment. A Philadelphia Youth, While Drank, Fatally Stabs His Brother. Philadelphia, Pa., March 6.-Michael Taney, aged 24 jears, was stabbed and almost instantly killed about 10 o'clock this morning by his brother, Dominick Taney, aged 22. The tragedy occurred at the home of the young men on Sidney Street, small thoroughfare near Ninth and Washington avenue. Dominick was drunk and waB quarreling with his Btep-mother when Michael interfered with the result as sf.ated above. Dominick was placed in custody. A Lock Haven Man Injured. The Renovo jVeics of yehterday says: Jobu Bulock, of Lock Haven, a lumberman who was employed at Sbintown Run getting out ties and bark, met with an accident last night. While coming down the road with a load of bark h;s wagon upset, throwing bim out and breaking bis left sboulder. He was removed to Lock Haven this morning, where he will have the injury reduoed. The remarkable part of the affair is when he passed through here this morning he did not have it dressed, yet the aecident happened about 7 o'clock last evening. The Manakln. The Porter township School Board, through the vigilance of Mr. H. D. Love-land, has secured the anatomical charts for the use of the schools. They are very useful in the study of physiology and have become a neoesBity since the passage of the scientific temperance law. They are wonderful in exeoution, and patrons need only examine them to be convinced of tbeir helpfulness to teachers and children. A BIO BATTLE. Funr Hundred Said to be Killed in the Fight. Pauis, Maroh 6.-The Soeeil baa received information that another battle bas been fought, between a force of French troops and a force of troops of the King of Dahomey. Eight of the oombatants were killed and many of them were wounded. A number of Frenchmen and other Europeans were captured by the Dahomians. Other advices received bore Btate that after the above mentioned right tbe Da homians made a second attack upon Katun on. They were finally repulsed, leaving 400 of tbeir number dead on tbe field. Among tbe dead were found several of tbe female warriors of the King of Dahomey. EPITOME OF EVENTS. HEATING BS ELECTRICITY. PERSONAL PENCIUNG8. There are twenty sale bills posted up in ex-Sheriff Staffer's store at Nittany. Mrs. Ella Trout, of Cabton, P�., is visiting relatives and friends iu this city. Mr. Harry Cook, of Shamokin, was among the visitors in the eily last night, Mr. Geo. Wagner, tbe new treasurer of the Sugar Valley Insurance Company, is an upright man and will acceptably fill the office. Hon. Jas. T. Taylor, of Nittany Valley, is having a delightful trip through the West. Kansas, Illinois and other States will be visited. Constable Robert Martin, Alderman John Harris, T. T. Abrams, Esq , District Attorney A. W. Brumgard and George Rboe, of the Democrat, were in Williams port yesterday. Jos. K. Mann, Esq, of Larned, Kansas, bas been appointed president of the Axe syndicate and will make bis fature home in Pittsburg, the headquarters of the syndicate. Mr. Mann's family is now in Mill Hall, and will tarry awhile there before thoy locate in tbeir new home. A Trouble to Provincial Editors. From the a1 bany Prces. Tlo misuse of the word "nee" is source of perpetual tribulation to eopy editors, provincial "society reporters" es pecially being prone to a mournful disregard of its real meaning. They have a hazy but nevertheless strong impression that it is equivalent to the expression whose former name was," and tbey rare* ly fail to use the full name In all its aristocratic completeness. Now the fact is that "nee" Is simply French for "born," and although the charming Mrs. De Lancey Jones nuy have been "born" an Edwards, she certainly was not born "Miss Jemima Edwards. Little things of that sort don't always turn out just as might be desired, you know. Perhaps no fault will ever be fouud with the fit of these cunning little garments that were so carefully fabricated, but it is not always safe to select a name for the baby before it arrives. The doting father-to-be may decide that bis offspring shall be known as Aristides Ponsonby Jones, but he may afterward be induced to select plain Susan instead from circumstances entirely beyond his oontrol. It might be really too plebeian for the provincial "suciety reporter" to refer to "Mrs. Junes, nee Edwards," but he might try. And he certainly should avoid the error of -ural contemporary, which recently praised tbe diamonds of "Mrs. De Laneey Joces, Dee Mrs. William Smith." How poor Mrs. Jones ever came to be born to a state of widowhood tbe reporters neglect to explain. Below Zero. This morning tbe mercury was below tbe zero point for the first time this winter. Thermometors in various prats of the city registered from 6 to 10 degrees below zero, Thero was ao wind, aud everybody was surprised when they first came out doors to learn how extremely cold it was. Fair and colder weather is promised for to-i night and to-morrow. Philadelphia Still Second. Iu 1880 there were iu tbe United States twenty cities with a population of 100,000 or over. Judging by conservative local stimates the ceutms of 1890 will show as many as thirty, and possibly thirty-five cities each having at least 100,000 inhabitants. New York and Philadelphia are still plainly at tbe top. But the third place passes from Brooklyn, rapidly as she is now growing, to Chioago. Although Brooklyn is now the fourth city in point of population, she will Btand in the census ol 1890 with a population nearly equal to that of Philadelphia in 1890. St. Louis aud Baltimore, whiob were behind Boston n 1880, are probably ahead of her to-day, aud Boston drops fr"�m tbe fifth to the seventh place in the list. The next four oities-Ciuciunatl, San Francisoo, New Orleans and Cleveland-hold their rank in the last census. Then we come to another drop. Pittsburg goes down three points and its former place as the twelfth city is taken by Minneapolis, which was as low down as number thirty-eight in tbe last census. Local Items Taken From Our Beporter' Note Book. WHAT EE GOT OH HIS BOUNDS, Bridge Mutters-Coming Monday Night- A Belated ! Train-The Prospects rur Ioe Then Wae No gtaam Heat-School Uli-mlssed-A Jeweler Bobbed-A Lock Haven Man Injured. Tbe viewers appointed by the Court to make a view on the Look Haven bridge and report ooj the same met yesterday to perform their duties. The viewers present were C. E. Noyes, R. M. Measimer, W. Bummereon, Jacob H. Bittner and Jacob Quiggle. Tbe report of the viewers whloh was presented to the Court states that the "said bridge is necessary as a free bridge and the payment of tolls on tbe same an unjust burden on the traveling public of Colebrook, Woodward and Dunnstable townships, as well as the city of Lock Haven." Tbe eommittee report ed the amount of damages which will be sustained at seven thousand dollars. The report was confirmed nisi by tbe Court. Tbe contract for erecting the Island bridges has been awarded to the Pittsburg Iron Bridge Company by the commissioners. Tbe contract calls for the completion of the work at an early date. Tbe ereetion of the bridge at the west end of the Island will be began about April 1st. It looks now aa though Clinton county would soon be free of toll bridges. Patty. The Village Sang Bird. Franceses Redding and company delighted another large audience at the Opera House last nigbt. Tbe play has been done here on several occasions under a different title, and was therefore familiar to a majority of those present, Mrs. Redddinng and Mr. Smith won additional lanrels by tbeir really fine acting, and the remainder of the company came in for a liberal Bbare of applause. Little Leanore Hasscn was especially attractive, and for one so young does remarkably well. To night "Dorathy, the Village Blacksmith" by tbe entire strength of tbe com, pany. The handsome suite of furniture ill be chanced off to-uight. If you expect to secure it be sure and be present or you will miss it. Remember the family matinee to morrow afternoon. Children 10 cents. Numerous presents will be distributed among tbe audience. See them in Seltzer & Rbymestine's Bhow window. Coming Monday Xlgbt. That worth will tell, is exemplified by tbe wonderful success of the engagement of the Al. G. Field & Co's Minstrels the put week. Standing room only was the greeting people met with who deferred tbe purchasing of tbeir tickets until 8 p, m. It is Bimply impossible to write a description of tbe performance tbat will do it just ioe. The fun is wholesome, the singing excellent, the orobestral music of a superior order, and tbe specialties novel and unique, especially Eduard Estus1 beautiful pyramid act, and the statuary clog and Roman sports. The military first part, with tbe soene entitled ' 'An evening Around the Camp Fire," was a great go. Major Kibble's lightning drilling was encored repeatedly.-Ohio State Journal, Railroad Survey. The Renovo Record says: "A corps of F. R. R. civil engineers were at North Bend t*ie beginning of the week, making a survey for a braneh railroad from the Phila. & Erie main line to conneot with Oliver Wolf's new road on Youngwoman's Creek, whiob has its terminus at Gleason & Son's tannery. It is said that Wolf & O'Hagan have already manufactured and ready for shipment over the road a million of shingles. There are also millions of pine and hemlock logs and millions of tons of bark along tbe line of the new road awaiting tbe woodsman's axe and means of transportation to tbe Eastern markets." There Whs no Steam Heat. Consumers of stoam beat were ooneid-erably annoyed and made somewhat uncomfortable this forenoon by the faot that there was no steam hsat in their residences and places of business. A v.tlve that regulates the pressure oi steam iu tho pipes became unruly and refused to do its duty, thereby causing the annoyance and discomfort. A Bunawey Car. What came near being a serious accident occurred on the new railroad at North Bend yesterday, the particulars of whiob are given as follows by tbe Renovo Newt: One of tbe log cars used on the road broke loose some eight miles up tbe track and ran away, coming down the track at a terrible velocity, sweeping everything before it, running right tbrongh the tannery tearing a large bole in it. Fortunately the workmen along the line escaped without being injured. Foreey Will Recover. . John Viehdeffer, tbe young man who has been confined in tbe Bellefonte jail for several weeks, charged with stabbing of John Forcey, was given a bearing a few days ago. A committee of physicians testified that Forcey's symptoms are favorable to bis reoovery and Viehdcfier will be released on $5,000 bail for his appearance at court. All men are frail, but thou shouldst reckon nono so frail as thyself, An Important Discovery In the Use of the Electric Correct. From tbe Philadelphia Inquire we learn that the electrician of tbe Pillsbury Flour Mills, in Minneapolis, has made some discoveries which promise to be of far reaching importance. Eight years ago he was a farmer, but, becoming, interested in eleotricity, be got an inferior position in the Pillsbury Mills, and is now chief electrician. Not being handicapped by any theories on the subjeot he went to work in a blundering sort of a way to accomplish certain results, Not knowing the approved methods, which have never produced satisfactory results, be took short oats that would have made scientific eleotrlaians smile, but has succeeded where others have failed. He bas inven ted an oven whiub will bake bread in four minutes, and requires but eight minutes after attaching an ordinary current suoh as is used in electric lighting, to heat tbe oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, thus accomplishing in twelve minutes what ordinarily takes one hour and forty minutes. Another invention brings cold water to boil in three minutes, while still another stores beat in an iron pail that will keep the contents warm for a long time. But his orowning discovery, the details of whloh be bas not made public, is a process by which a bouse cab be heated by electricity at a muob less cost, as he claims, than by coal. His great advantage is tbat he can utilize all of the heat developed instead of sustaining a loss of 75 per cent, by the use of the ordinary combustibles. This is to be done by a Bimple system of radiators, whioh will be connected with a street wire from tbe central station. There will be a system of switohes by which tbe heat in any room may be raised to any temperature desired or be cut off entirely. If this discovery is all tbat is claimed for it there will be a sudden drop in the prioe of coal and natural gas stock. Electricity is yet in its infancy and the beginning of the next century will show a state of things tbat wiilmnkepreseutlnventions Beem crude indeed. EVENTS AT THE CAPITAL The Senate Sits For Four Honrs in Secret D0LPH BESOLUTION OK THE DECLINE MBS. HAKKISOS'S DAILY Ltn, Deplorable Ignorance. One would hardly have thought tbat there were any people in Centre county as ignorant as those connected with the Weaver homicide. Those people do not seem to have any comprehension of the character of the offense tbat was committed or of the consequences that follow the commission of such acts. When, after the killing of the old man, the mother, daughter and son were put on board the train at Coburn to be taken to jail in Bellefonte, Fietta, tbe one charged with the crime, remarked tbat when she reached Bellefonte she would bunt up a relative and make that her stopping place. The Centre Reporter remarks tbat it was evident tbat tbe young woman could not comprehend that she Was in tbe grasp of the law and no louger at liberty. Her arrest appeared to her as nothing more than a trip to Bellefonte for some purpose, and that when she got there she would have tbe opportunity of visiting and staying with relations. Under arrest for the killing of her father in-law, she waB unable to understand her real situation. Andrew Weaver, the busband of Fietta, is an industrious and hard working person, and was in no way connected with the quarrelB which led to the homicide. On the morning when the old man was stabbed he was away from home at work, but be seemB to be so Ignorant aa not to be able to comprehend tbe serious nature of the situation which bis wife and mother-in-law are in. He recently visited them in jail, and afterwards told an acquaintance that be bad tried to prevail upon Fietta to make a confession of her having committed tbe deed and if she did so, all would be over, and then she could return home where she was so muob wanted; that he was tired keeping houte alone and could not get along much longer if Bbe did not return. Tbe notions and expressions of these people iodioate a most deplorabie oondition of ignorance.-Bellefonte Watchman. Tha Prospects for Xoe. This morning ice bad formed on the mill ponds and basins, and on tbe rivor near tbe big pier two and a half inohes thick. Above the bridge the river was frozon over, but below tb9 bridge it was still open, and a dense fog rose from tbe water completely eoveloping East Water street residences. With a continuation of tbe cold weather for a few days ice cutting may be commenced. A Successful Fisherman. Tbe veteran fisherman, Henry Wallzer, at Maokey ville, caught almost one hundred in two days with a hook and line. The fish are plenty in Fishing Creek since the flood. Mldinburg bas had a powerful revival, nearly all the young meu have been converted. A religiouB wave like that would ba good if it struck out oity. "Where is my wandering boy to-night?" many a beart broken mother asks. A Probability That It Will be Defeated, and the Flan Advocated by Teller May Win-Six Thousand Postal Clerks Want an Increase of Salary-Various Other Matters of General Importance* Washington, Marob 6.-Bills granting pensions of $75 a month to tbe daughter of General Worth and $100 a month to tbe widow of General Warren were passed by tbe Senate today. Four and a half hours were spent in exeoutive session. Lawler, of Illinois, presented in tbe House to day a petition of six thousand railway postal olerks asking an increase of salary. A number of bills making appropriations for public buildings were considered in Committee of the Whole and reported favorably. the weather bureau. Bills were reported to-day from both the Military and Agricultural Committees of tbe Senate to transfer the Weather Bureau, of the Signal Servioe to the Agricultural department, and to leave under tbe oontrol of the War departmen only the strictly military part of tbe Signal Service. the postal telegraph. Representative Taylor, of Illinois, today introduced in the House a bill to provide for tbe establishment of a system of government telegraphs for tbe use of the government and people, and to be operated as a part of the postal system. the executive se88ioh. The Senate confirmed a few nominatione after going into executive session to-day. Tbe debate was then continued on Dolph's resolution looking to the punishment of the newspaper correspondents who have refused to answer questions put to them by Dolph's special eommittee as to tbe source of tbeir information respecting exeoutive sessions. So far as can be learned the discussion has been confined to the question of the power of the Senate under the conditions that exist to punish these witnesses for contempt Nearly every constitutional lawyer in the Senate bas spoken on the subjeot, and a great diversity of opinion has been expressed. Tbe probabilities are tbat Dolph's resolution will be defeated by a small majority, and that Teller's substitute to consider nominations in open session will also be done for, leaving matters aa tbey now stand. It is said that since this discussion began Teller's resolution baa grown in favor, and that it is likely to win its way to adoption before a great while. what ingalls proposes. Ingalls proposes to have tbe Senate, through tbe Committee on Rules or a special committee, Invite tbe newspaper men to eonfer with them so tbat an understanding may be reached. Senator Ingalls believes there now exists a mutual misapprehension, and this, be feels cannot be removed without a conference. A Faithful Servant. Rev. James T. Wilson, one of tbe most faithful and suooessful ministers of the M. E. Churoh, was laid to rest ,in Cedar Hill Cemetery among his kith and kin, who have "gone on before," last Sabbath. Services were held in the M. E. ohurch in Salona and high tributes were paid to bis success and usefulness as a christian minister. It Is estimated a thousand souls were led through bis ministry to seek a higher, purer life and unite with the ohurch. He was a great revivalist, .'it not being unusual for his charge to enjoy a special season of graoe every wintor. He united with the ohurch wben a boy of fifteen and was untiring in bis] faithfulness. He leaves a wife and son to mourn his departure. A Jeweler Bobbed, On tbe night ol February 27th tbe jewelry store of Dr. Hartaook at Liberty, Tioga county was broken into by burglars and robbed. Following is a list of the goods stolen: One B. W. Raymond gilt stem wind open face watoh. No. 1,565,708; one H. H. Taylor gilt stem wind open face watoh, No. 1,990,847; eight Elgin watches, nineteen plated rings, twelve fiat band rings, three crosses and another ring. y. p. c. rj. Tbe Toung People's Christian Union of St. John's English Lutheran Church will meet in regular session this evening at 7:30 o'clock. Al) members are requested to be present for the transaction of the important business on band. The "talents" will also be recalled at this meeting. I. A. Shaffer, Jr., President. Schools Dismissed All the schools in tbe Third ward building were dismissed this forenoon on account of the rooms being too cold for the comfort of pupils and teacher*. The building is heated by steam heat. How the President's Wife Spends Her Time In the White House. The routine of tbe day begins early at the Executive Mansion, says A. J. Hal-ford, in an interesting article on "Mrs. Harrison's Life In The White House," in tbe Maroh Ladiee' Home Journal. Breakfast is served promptly at half-past 8 o'clock, in tbe family dining room on the north aide of the house, adjoining the conservatory. This is followed by prayers, either the President or Dr. Scott conducting devotions. Tbe family then separate for thejday; tbe President proceeding directly to his room. Mrs. Harrison and the ladies retire to the "living room" of the house, whiob is not a room>t all. It is in the north end of the main hall, on tha second floor, separated from the offioe or public portion of the floor) by a rather severe, not to aa; forbidding black walnut partition, half tbe height of tbe walls. Mrs. Harrison finds here ber mail, whioh is attended to with promptness and regularity. So far aa tbe work of answering letters can be delegated, it Is given over to Mrs. Sanger, tbe stenographer. Bnt a large portion of her mail Mrs. Harrison answers herself. Many of tbe letters can be answered by means of a form that baa been composed for the purpose. The consideration of her mail over, Mrs. Harrison receives the Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, at present Col. Oswald M. Ernrst of the Engineer Corps, who ia obarged with the duty of disbursing the appropriation made for tbe maiutainanoe of the Executive Mansion. With him Mrs. Harrison discusses the needs of tbe house and her desires, whioh most be made to oonform to amount of the funds on band. Many and long are these conferences, and oftentimes they result in a ahifting abont and repairing of the furniture and fixtures that would astonish some persons who imagine that the life of the lady of the White House is without care and a continual state of bliss. After having dismissed Col. Ernst, she devotes herself to the domestlo branoh of tbe establishment in conference with the housekeeper. Tbe menu for the day ia arranged during this conference, and in consultation with the steward Mrs. Harrison maitains an Intelligent supervision over tbe kitchen, but the stories current in some circles, representing ber as devoting much of her time to actual participation in the work of the department, are exaggerations. Although a good cook, sbe does not find it necessary or desirable to usurp the functions of tbat individual in the White House. And so as to the marketing. Having arranged in a general way for the provision of tbe day, it is left to the proper person to see that it is procured. Lunch is served at 1:30, bnt frequently the President Is detained by eallera, office-seekers, or cabinet meetings, and he does not sit down sometimes until an hoar later. It ia rarely tbe case tbat some one is not invited to join in this meal, in a wholly informal manner-a cabinet officer with whom the President may thus oontinue conference, or some friend who is asked to extend his stay over the hour for lunch. In the afternoon, for an hour or thereabouts, Mrs. Harrison receives friends, who come by appointment, and who usually have some relative or visitor to present. Later in the afternoon Mrs. Harrison nan-ally takes a drive, often with the President, and when not accompanying him she takes Mrs. MoKee and the babies, or some friend who may be in the house. The variations from this programme will include lessons in ohina painting, in whioh art Mrs. Harrison displays rare talent and skill. Dinner is served at 6:30 o'clock, and aa was tbe case at lunch almost alwaya the family is joined by some friend. President and Mrs. Harrison are plain livers, preferring tbe dishes of an old Kentucky 'aunty" to tbe more elaborate menu arranged by a French chef. In tbe eveninga out of tbe "season," the White House is a very quiet place. President Harrison rarely has an opportunity of spending any time with his family, except at meals, and alter dinner he is usually to be found at his desk again. If Mrs. Harrison is free from any social dnty, she utilizes the evening hours by reading. Being fond of a good theatrical or operatic performance, sbe .oocssionally graces one of tbe theatres with her presence, accompanied by two or three friends. The President baa little taste for tbia olaas of amusement, especially opera, so is seldom seen at these plaoes. He is fond of meeting friends in a quiet way, and when Mrs, . Harrison is entertaining callers in the evening, he comes down from his room whenever business permits him to do so, and mingles with them in a delightfully informal way. A Belated Train. Erie Mail train due here at 8 a. m. waa over three hours late today. Tbe delay was oaused by a wreck East of Harris-burg. Tub song of the city abont next July: "Drink to me only with thine ioe,"