Lock Haven Evening Express (Newspaper) - March 13, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
NI NTH YEAR—NC). 11.LOCK HAVEN, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH IJJ, 1890.
KI NSI AHC BROTHERS FU BLISH ERS
Minister Lincoln doniea tho recently circulated n port that lie means to resign bis port.
One of the results of the Democratic gerrymander rn O lio will probably be that the Republicans v,ill curry tim State this year bv the bioral ruajooty they have had since the last Democratic gerrymander.
A VERY SAD SUICIDE.
Further Details of tile Startling Tragedy of John Pettibone at Wilkes-Barre.
SUICIDES IN HIS WIFE'S PRESENCE
The Lite Insurance Com pan i ca have been feeling the effect* of la grippe fur the last few mouths. M*uy of them have been obliged to issue extra or semi monthly assessments to cover the losses by an extraordinaiy death rate occasioned by the epidemic.
The Chicago papers are engaged showing why the fair should be postponed at least to 1S93, bow it cannot be got ready in a shorter time, and there would be no
use trying. Says the Tribune “It is courting disaster to try toop»u the Exposition in the spring ol 3892.
Dows in South Carolina the members of tho Fanners* Alliance are getting weary of Democratic ring rule and are kicking lustily against it. There is a strongly organized movement in favor of running an independent ticket, supported by the Alliance and its friends, at the next electiou rn the State.
Bedl«'£‘b Island will be the new immigrant station in New York harbor. Secretary Windom says that he bas weighed carefully objections and arguments favorable to the site, and that bis decision is final. The New York papers which attempted a sensation in opposition to the location seem to have given up the j ;b.
He Hid* His L'nscopectinc Wife Farewell Blows Out His Brains and Falls Dead at Her Feet—The Black Sheep or a Wealthy Family, Who Was Tm Proud to Ask For Ald.
W ILK Eau a rue, March 12.—“Good-by, Jennie, I must leave you. Do the best you can with the children.” So spake John B. rettibone to his wife last evening and kissing her as he spoke, he placed a pistol to his bead and scattered his brains out on the carpet at her feet. It was the closing act in a struggle of some months against a want of work inability to provide for his family, despondency, and despair. He died without one cent in the world, without a home, without even a stick of furniture or anything but the clothes he stood in.
Yet his immediate relatives, his father and others, are very rich people. John Pettibone was the son of Stephen Bellibone and nephew of the late Tamo Bellibone, of Wyoming, a family among the wealthiest in Luzerne county. At his death, a year and a half ago, Paiuo Betti bone left an estate valued at nearly $2,000,-000. but John B. Pettibone had become estranged from his relatives.
WOULD NOT ASE AID.
‘Why do you not apply to your father,’* bis wife asked him a day or two before he fired the fatal shot. He replied: “No, I will not go to bim. I have always been the black sheep, and he would not help
TUE HI AIK BILL.
A Vole Will r« Tau .ll on It on Hie !Olh-Othor Work or Concre**.
W Asn I noton, M reb 12 —Tho Senate by a vote of JIO to 14 adopted the roiolutiou to exclude from the Cowjrcstional Record the interpolations made by Mr. Call on the report of the discussion with Mr. Chandler on February 20.
The resolutiou providing for the election of a pro tempore President of the Sen ate, who shall serve during the absence of the Vice President, was agreed to.
The Blair Educational Aid bill was discussed, the Senate ordering that a vote be taken on it at 3 o’clock Thursday, March 20.
IN TUE HOUSE.
Tho House spent noarly all of to day in Committee of the Whole considering tho bill providing a temporary form of government for the territory of Oklahoma. Ad amendment was adopted prohibiting the introduction of intoxicating liquors into tho territory until provided by law. Tho bill will corno to a bual vote at -I o’clock to-morrow afternoon.
Representative Mansur, on behalf of the minority of the Committee ou Territories, hassled a report presenting objections to tho passage of tho bit! for tho admission of Idaho, now pending in the House.
LET’S PREPARE FOR ’EM.
Put the Town in Apple Pie Oilier for the Knights Templar Conclave.
A LARGE ATTENDANCE ASSURED
Seventeen Coiiinmnderles Already Aligned Hotel Accoil! modal limn and Sill! Thoro’* More to Follow—Clean the Street*—Repair tile Sidewalks and Fat the City In Good Condition.
PUNGENT POT POUKRI.
The report of tho department of agricul ture shows the following amount of wheat in the hands of farmers: The six spring wheat States have only 45,000,000 bushels, of which 16,000,000 bushels will be requir ed for spring reed. Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas have only 60,000,000 bushels, ol which half will be needed at home, while part of the re main der is commercially unavailable at present prices.
Ex-Congressman Taulbee, of Ken tucky, is dead, and Judge Kincaid, who fired the fatal pistol shot, will be tried for his murder. He will have little difficulty in securing an acquittal on the facts as re lated. Taulbee had pursued him with physical violence and threats until he tamed like a cornered animal in self defense. But Taulbee’s death is another warning to hot-headed men, South and North, that a pistol in tho hip pocket is a dangerous companion.
D;VORCE, ordinarily, may be a very easy thing to bring about, but there is on® husband who does not share that opinion. This is Robert Ray Hamilton, who bas been endeavoring to extricate himself from the legal bonds which compel bim to acknowledge a disreputable creature in Trenton Penitentiary as bis wife. He has thus far found himself beaded off at every turn by the woman or ber lawyers, and he ie said to have become disheartened at the prospect. There may be good reasons why this young mao should obtain a decree of divorce, but it is certain that few men have ever had more difficulty io getting out of an entanglement with a bad woman than he has had.
He bas lived in this city for many years, earning a living as a teamster. Something over four months ago be lost his situation, and though be exerted evory effort be could obtain no steady work hereabouts. After waiting a month or more he resolved to go to Pittsburg aud look for work. lie went to Pittsburg and at first seemed to have good fortune. He wrote to his wife that be had work and hoped that it would be steady, and that soon be would be ahle to have her join him.
At last she got a letter saying that he had secured a home, that she should sell the little furniture they had, and get ready to come to bim. She did so. Even the day of her departure was fixed and ber tranks were packed and ready to go when bad news camo. Bellibone had lost bis situation and know not where to find another.
CAUSED A SENSATION.
This was about a month ago, and almost every day she received letters from her husband, but all told the same tale of in ability to find work, and of growing hope lossDCBs and despondency. Finally, ou Saturday, he came home to find bis wife and children in two small rooms without a cent of money, and everything reminded him of his lost home.
Pettibone bad many friends here who were ignorant of his poverty aud ill-luck. If the circumstances had been fully known nome way of assisting him would have been found. But he was proud as well as poor. The suicide will cause a groat sensation bere.
AOK AT THE ALTAR.
A Novel Wedding; at WilkCMbarre of Very Old People.
Wile es barre, March 12.—A novel wedding took placo at tho Courtright House this city yesterday. The combined ages of the bridal party was 269 years, as follows: Bridegroom. Shabrack Gregory, SI; bride, Mrs. Mary C. Marr. CI; groom’s best man, R. V. Vanhorn, GJJ; bridesmaid, CL Justice of tho Peace Colen, of Union township, tied the knot. Tile bride was dressed in ber first wedding trousseau, made 42 years ago. hhe was as frisky as a young girl of IT, and tho bridegroom climbed three dights of stairs on a time bet. He performed the ta*k with the agility of a youth.
Addressing the ’Squire before the ceremony, he said: “Now, Justice, don’t imagine that because I am four-score that I ara a fool. I dou’t know how much love there is in this match, but there is enough to make Marne and me happy until we aie parted in death. There will be no divorce in our case,I am lonely; so is tho woman. We want to enjoy oat h other’s company io our old age, and Hat is what we are hero for. Proceed with the ceremony.
Pilgrim Commandery No. ll, Knights Templar, of Harrisburg, have been assigned qaartcrs at Keller’s new Hotel on Grove street during their stay in this city next May, when the Grand Commandery meets. Pilgrim Commandery will bring over fifty members and will bo accompanied by a band.
Seventeen Commanderies have already been assigned hotel accommodations and there aro a number of others expected. Altogether the indications are favorable for a very large attendance of Sir Knights at the Grand Conclave. There are still plenty of hotel accommodations, and all who come will be well oared for.
Iu view of the fact that tho many members of the Mesonic fraternity who will visit Look Haven at that time are representative business men in the locality in which they live, and are capable of taking the measure of a town by its general appearance, a general move should be made this spring towards putting tho city in first-class condition. The streets, and especially those designated as the “route of parade,” should bo put in the best of condition. All over the city there ought to bo 3 general cloauing up aud removal of tho flood marks now to be seen in tho way of dilapidated fences, outbuildings, etc. Last spring there was no prettier town on the West Branch before the flood camo. Lot everybody join in the effort this spring to put the city in tho same condition it was at that time and al! our visitors will go home with a pleasing recd lection of Lock Haven.
A MlNc«*llHneonA Mixture of Sense and Nonsense Sci snored and Hcribbled.
Check. chHwppies, check with caaw KvewlhLui? you gel to weaw;
Twouxawhfl, howe and vest, and tie,
Goat and galtaws must 6twlke tho eye With the biggest plaid you can nod al sales, Kaw that’s the way Ifs done by Wales.
A number of weddings are expected after Lent.
First class servant girls are as scarce as hen’s teeth.
Lemon juice io said to be good for the rheumatism.
The country school term is coming rapidly to au end.
If we oould neither laugh nor cry what miserable creatures we should be.
Evfry moraeut of time may be made to bear the burdou of something which is eternal.
Science ie making life lazier and lazier for the smoker. He no longer has to bite off the end of his cigar, hunt for a match and see the end fly off it beyond reach. The latest cigar has all the modern conveniences for lighting fastened to one ond.
People should be careful to keep their feet dry at this season of the year.
THE END OF A ROMANCE.
The Daughter of the Richest Man In Adams County Granted a Divorce.
UP PIKE'S PRAK BT RAIL.
A Remarkable Railroad Thai la Expected to be Flashed in Jane.
TIES THAT DID NOT TIE, SEVERED.
A Claim That the Marriage Wa* Brought About by Fraud—Rev. Mr. Jordy," the Respondent, Made no Defense, Having Never Acknowledged the Woman ae His Wire.
Gettysburg, March 12.—Judge Mo-Clean to-day granted Flora Belle Jordy, daughter of W. W. Ilafer the richest man in this county, an absolute divorce from her husband. Rev. William II. Jordy, now pastor of the Lutheran church at Frostburg, Md.
The libel in divorce was based on facts that the marriage was olandestine, and that ii had been procured by fraud. They were married in Columbia tinder assumed names, by Rev. E. C. Griffith, in 1885, while Jordy was a student at the Lutheran Theological Seminary bere.
The respondent never acknowledged the libellant as his wife. They never cohabited, and he offered no opposition to the divorce proceedings.
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A CHASE AROUND THE WORLD.
Na rah** Jury CutiM Not Agree.
San Francis* .>, March 12.—The trial of Sarah Althea Terry, on the chargo of contempt in resisting a United States Marshal in the Circuit Courtroom in 1888, when that officer Lad been ordered to remove her from tho room for creatiHg a distill hance during the reading of the decision in the Sharon case by Justice Field, of tho United States Supreme Court concluded to-day in a di-agrceineut of the jury.
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BABY M 'KEE DID IT.
He Touched a Button and Brings Out the Whole Fire Department,
Washington, March 12.—Baby McKee set Washington in wild commotion yester day morning. There was a hurrying of policemen, the frantic ran of fire engines and a rash of people to tho White House. In a few minutes great streams of water were reaching high into the air, huge volumes of smoke were ascending from the White House grounds, a bright red ladder was thrown to the top of the Executive Mansion, whilo a great throng of people crowded around the iron fence of the White Hoose grounds.
The innocent cause of all this commotion looked down from his mothers arms upon the busy firemen below in strange bewilderment. Baby McKee had touched one of the Auxiliary connections of tire alarm box No. 157, whilo the President beld bis grandchild iu his arms.
In less than seven minutes after the alarm rang out four streams of water were being thrown aud the extension ladder bad mounted the top of the building. During all this bosy time the occupants of tbs White House—President and Mrs. Harrison, Russel! Harrison and wife, Mrs. McKee and the baby, Rev. M. Scott (Mrs. Harrison’s father) and the attaches ai d domestics—were interested observers of the work going on below. The occasion was the test of the new fire alarm system pot into the White House la*t week.
Evert man should have his day. Washington bad bis day last month, and St. Patrick will be the next in turn.
The Lion Aud the Lamb.
Washington, March 12.—The temper ature is (rom IG to 24 degrees above the average for the mouth in New Kuglard and the Middle Atlantic States. In the Middle Atlantic States the maximum tomi'erature roached during the day was withlu I to J degrees of the highest ever reooided in March.
The following maximum temperatures were reported today: Albany, GO degrees; Washington, 76 degrees.
A cold wave extends from tho lower Ukes over the Ohio valley to Texas. It ill roach the Atlantic coast during Thursday.
Ann Ampubtt«d. William Beach, the young
whose arm was injured at the Beech Creek railroad soales on Tuesday, underwent an operation the same day. His arm was amputated above the elbow by Dr. Nickel, \ of Jersey Shore. Beach is tho man who . w as filling the place vacated by the doath 1
of young Shaw a short time ago. He is twenty three yeses old and has a wife and j two children.
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Miss Sal lie Wood ley is visiting friends in Renovo. [
Frank Quigley, of Beech Creek, is: among the visitors in towu to-day. J
A. J. Schuyler, collector of school taxes, is confined to tho house by a bad cold.
A. F. Martin, Esq., of Jersey Shore, is transacting business in this city to-day.
Prothouotary J olm F. Brown is still confiuod to his bcd by a relapse of fever.
Dr. Licbenthaler, of Mill Hall, was attending to business in Lock Haven Ibis [ forenoon.
Dolph Preparing Ills lit port. Washington, Match 12. — Senator Dolph *s investigating committee has practically concluded its work of examining witnesses as to thcii knowledge of the sources of information respecting tho proceedings in executive sessions. Mr. Dolph is at work upon a document supposed to bo a report of tho committee, but Its t^nor or conclusions will not bo disclosed until after its presentation to the Senate.
The Slut# [Poultry Assoil ut Ion,
II a nm, nun*;, March 12 —Tho Penn. Sylvania Sta’e Poultry Association nut to-day and effected a regular organization by adopting a cotstiiution aud bylaws, and electing tho officers for 1890. M. S. St rout was chosen president, A committee was appointed to confer with Secretary Edge, of the State Board of Agriculture, in reference to such legislation as might be needed for the organization.
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The Conference At Pottsville.
Pottsville, March 12.—At this evening’s session of tho conference tho anniversary of the Education Society was celebrated and officers wcro elected. The treasurer reported total receipts for the year as $3,114.40; expen led for tuition of students, $2,IGO. Tho number of students now boing educate ! is 38.
Tin* Philadelphia* ( unfprenrib
I'ottsv*j.LE, March ll.—The Philadelphia Conference «»f tin M. E. Church opened here this morning. Tho greatest part of tho session wj-.s occupied with routine business.
A Big Drive In Coffee.
Satterlee Fox occupy a half of the fourth page of to day’s Express to tell our readers about the big drive they are making in coffee at 25 cents a pound. It is a prime article and a rare bargain at the prioe. People who have never traded with this enterprising firm of grocers should drop in and get a package of this excellent coffee and see bow S. «fc F. conduct bust, ness. They aro constantly offering bar-gains to their customers, and their trade
is continually on the iuorease.
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Au Injunction Issued,
A temporary injunction was granted at Williamsport last night by Judge Metzger to restrain the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, now engaged in laying track along tho line of the abandoned canal, from laying tho track across the streets within tho city Brails. Tho injunction only restrains the company from laying rails across the streets, and the work will be continued between tho srreets. Argument ou the injunction will be beard next Tuesday.
The hospitable home of Jacob Ramp, the popular boot and shoo dealer, was the scene last night of a brilliant party gotten up in honor of Miss Pbmbe’s birthday. About thirty couple were present. Au celgant supper was served about twelve o’clock, after which the guests departed to their homes well pleased with their evening’s entertainment, and wishing that she may livo to soc many more birthdays.
Will Not Move.
Frank Ileydrlck, the popular Fallon House barber, will remain where be is aud not move to Main street as be contem I plated. The room is to he remodeled and handsomely papered by the ow nor of tho building, Sir. J. Schuyler, Jr., and when tho Improvements are completed Frank will have one of the finest tonsorial establishments in tho oily.
There is fair prospects to-day of a good rafting flood. A telephone message from Clearfield at 9 o’clock this morning'st&ted that tho river there was at a good stage for rafting and still rising. Logs wore running thick aud it is quito likely that all the drives aro started. Thoro is a small flood in Bald Eigle Creek and the river is using slowly here.
Eggs are so plentiful this year that they are no louger being scrambled—for.
The only secret that a woman should keep from hor husband is that she manages him.
The country roads continue in a horrible condition, with little hope of improving for a whilo yot.
A well rounded “bust”—Failing for a million.
The stuttering roan can never make a pronounced success.
Dam breaks are usually due to dam carelessness in construction.
A dead-beat can generally stand a loan, even if he can't support himself.
^ The burglar and the United States Senate have to do baseness in executive
\\ liate'er we say, confess we must That things are well adjusted;
The man who gets upon a bust Must end by being busted.
There aro some men to whom a loos of their reputations would mean mighty good luck.
The revolver and the bank cashier are alike, they never go off unless they are loaded.
Tm: slot-machine points a good moral —That every roan should pay his own weigh.
The new two-cent stamp is the color of a half ripe pomegranate, and tastes like fried egg-plant.
Fresh salmon are coming from Oregon.
Fashion indications denote a return of crinoline.
Folks who are modest about their age are framing prevarications for the census intcrvicweia.
The girl who has a new sealskin sacque can attend Lent services with rapped devotion.
A Murderer Pursued Through Europe aud Captured iu New York.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 12.—As the Western express on the Pennsylvania Railroad passed through bere this morning, en route to the West, a couple of the passengers attracted general attention, partly on account of their appearance and partly because they were fastened together by a pair of steel handcuffs.
The larger of the two wore a badge bearing the words “United States Marshal.” He was an officer of Silver Cliff, a little mining town in Colorado, about fifty miles from Denver. His companion was a gambler named Martin Cain.
Nearly a year ago, while taking part in a poker game at Silver Cliff a dispute arose, bot words followed, weapons were drawn, and Cain shot and killed a prominent citizen of the town who was taking part in the game. Before he oould be caught the murderer had grabbed the money on the table, nearly $3000, and made his escape.
Marshal James Hall followed him through Europe, but was never able to come up with him. At last he learned that he had returned to America. Hall also returned and landed in New York last week. The day he arrived he met Cain on Broadway.
The murder came op to him, and to the officer’s surprise surrendered himself. He said bis oonaoienoo had troubled him so that be had determined to return to Silver Cliff and stand the punishment for his crime. The pair are now en route there, and the officer says the man Ss sure to be banged. The prisoner says he feels a great deal better since giving himself up.
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TRE TAULBEE TRAGEDY.
Tho ll I vor*« Dead Heros it I red. Chi«’A«.o, March 12.—Tho boily fouud in tho river to day has been identified us that of Roland Loach, the missing Now ^otk Drummer. There was no evidence of foul play.
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Vici I mn of • I,** >I..|.h Unifier} i.m.mion, Mulch I*2 — -1 in now known that eighty-eight jm rsoi a lust their lives by the explosion on Monday in the Morea colliery in Glamorganshire, Wales.
The Road will be Built.
A West port correspondent of the Renovo Xeirs learns from good authority that the Hornellsville, Coudersport and Westport railroad will be built. Tho same correspondent states that tho Kettle Creek Railroad Company have finished their survey.
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Mu ut Dolt Sunn.
Overseers of the l>«'*»r and Sopot vigors of townships who who fleeted at the last oiection have but a fow days remaining in which to file their bonds aud bch worn iuto offioe. Township officers must qualify within 30 days from tho dato of election.
Easter cards are making their appearance.
Shad arc beginning to be caught In the Delaware.
With summer sunshine, Know and rain, Mixed equally together,
It Isn't easy to refrain From Kwearluic at the weather.
In a West Chester field day before yesterday flowers were blooming and bees were flying arouud, while in the same field snow covered the ground for a considerable distanoe.
“A high bat wants ironing every month,” says a dealer in them. “You might irou a hat every day for six months without wearing off the nap or injuring it unless you sbonld burn it in ironing, whioh rarely happens.
The price of ico this summer will be high, notwithstanding the large crop collected from the Kunenbec river.
Kincaid Committed to Jail In Accordance WI ch the Coroner’s Verdict.
Washington, March ll.—The inquest over the body of ex Represenative Taulbee was held to-day, and the coroner’s jury I returned a verdict in whioh they found that Taulbee came to his death from a pistol wound, the pistol being beld in the band of Charles E. Kincaid, in the United States Capitol building, od February 28, 1890.
At the conclusion of the inquest Kincaid was committed to jail to await the adion of the grand jury.
I The funeral of Taulbee will take place to morrow morning. The Kentucky delegation will aet as pall bearers.
Will Fight For Life.
Somerset, Pa., March 12.—When the Pardon Board meets at Harrisburg next week the application for commutation of the death sentence io the case of Joseph and David Nicely will come up for final | settlement. Depositions on the part of the condemned have just been taken before ’Squire Lint at this placo. The examination of witnesses Was conducted by Messrs. Coffroth and Koontz on the part of the prisoners, and by F. J. Rooter on the part of the Commonwealth.
Tile Pennsylvania Ice Company, limited, of Altoona, has closed the contraot with the Arctio lee Machine Manufacturing Company, of Cleveland, for a twenty-five ton ico machine.
“The Dear Irish Boy” to-morrow night.
Now is the time to trim grape vines and
11 nit trees.
Spring fever was prevalent yesterday.
The warm weather has advanced the
price of ice.
Lard Com po oud Taxation.
Washington, 3Iarch 12 —The House Committee on Agriculture devoted its session to day to hearing Representatives Butterwort!} aod Mjujod, who favored and opposed respectively the measures pend-lug before the committee having for their purpose the regulation and taxation of the manufacture of lard compound. This concluded, under the present program of the committee, the public hearings on the bills.
East Blain Street Extension.
The viewers appointed by the Coart to view and report on the proposed extension r street from the city limits to Great Island bridge will view the ground this afternoon.
A despatch from Colorado Bpriogs, Col., says: When Zebulon Pike, the sturdy old pioneer, climbed to the top of the mighty mountain peak which bears his name, it was far from his th aughts that some day others would follow him to the same spot behind a locomotive. Bat if it never occurred to Pike that such a thing waspoesible, it has to others in later days and the thought is to be realized in the near future, aod the wonderful journey whioh Pike first took on foot will be made by a steam engine and an accompanying train of cars. Before another summer the steel bands of a railroad will bo laid and a ponderous locomotive hauling Its load of human freight from the base to the summit will be making daily journeys.
The railroad to the summit of Pike’s Peak, which is now being constructed, Is not the first which has been attempted. Many thousand dollars have been put into another one which proved a failure. It was not practically planned, being too long and loo expensive in construction. But the mistakes of the first attempt hare
been of profit to those undertaking this
Major Huiburt, of Manitou, was tho mao who conceived the idea of banding the Manitou and Pike’s Peak Railway, ne succeeded in interesting a number of railway officials whose roads, either by direct or indirect connection, would profit by a successful line to the summit of the Peak. The officials saw the opportunity in its true proportions, and a preliminary survey was made about a year ago. The result of the survey was so satisfactory that a stock company was formed, with M^jor Huiburt as president. A large amount of stock was at once subscribed by local capitalists and by trank lines interested lo promoting the scheme. A second and final survey was made and the contract for the grading given.
On the 24th of last September the contractors began the work. Eight hundred men were put at it, assisted by over IOO teams of horses and mules. The precipitous mountain sides, covered with giant trees, the numerous wide and deep canyons and gorges, the massive boulders thickly strewn along the course, and the necessary steepness of the grade made difficulties which would seem unsurmountable to less persevering and skilled directors. Owing to the severe weather on the snmmit and the heavy snowdrifts, the upper half-mile of the road cannot be graded nntil apring. The route selected is the most direct possible. It begins at the old gateway to the Government trail near the Iron Springs, and runs up Roxton Creek part of the way over the old trail, and after rounding Windy Point at the base of the peak proper, makes the direct descent on a grade of twenty-five feet rise in IOO, or one foot in four, whioh is the maximum grade all the way from Manitou, the minimum grade being ten feet in IOO at- some points along Roxton Creek. The road will be operated by a cog wheel system. The road will be of standard gauge, with a fifteen-foot roadbed, to provide against accident in case of derailment. There will be no wooden bridges or trestle-work, only solid masonry culverts aud bridges being used, and these will bo put in whenever necessary, so that there will be no trouble from washouts. The termini of the line will be at the Government Signal Station on the summit of the peak, and a point near the Iron Springs Hotel, in Manitou, which will be connected with the other railroad depots by a system of rapid transit to he decided upon later.
The track will belaid of ordinary steel rails, and the rock-rail, in which the cogwheel on the engine operates, will be securely fastened to the ties in the oentre of the track. The cogwheels will be placed under the boiler ol the engine, between the drive-wheels, and will be operated by specially arranged machinery. The engine will weigh about forty tons. It will ope-rase entirely by cogwheels, and while a speed of sixteen miles per hoar can be made, it is intended to make the trip up the peak in an hour and a half, and dowo iu an-hour and fifteen minutes. The elevation to be overcome by this line between Manitou aod the snmmit is about 8.000 feet, nearly 1,000 feet to the mile of completed road by the selected route. The engiuo will be powerful enough to carry three combes up the heavy grade. Tho totxi length of tho trip will be a little over nine miles.
Prevented With n Cheir.
Rev. R. W. Perkins, pastor of the Baptist Church, has been presented with a chair by a number of persons who are membeis of his congregation. The chair is a very handsome and valuable piece of furniture and was presented as a token of friendship aud appreciation of the pastor’s valuable services. Daring the two years ho has been here, over $5,000 baa been expended in permanent improvements of the cburob property aod over one hundred members added to the congregation.