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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 17, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAR-NO. EVENING EXPRESS LOCK HAVEN, PA., MONDAY, MARCH 17, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. KINSLOK BROTHERS---PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. Chicago is crying for an extra session of the Legislature to help the Pair, but Gov. F-ifer is not so minded at present. The Chicago Ilerald threatens him v. ith consequences dire if he daro refuse. David Dudley Field, the eminent lawyer, is for official uomiuaii-m aud compulsory o.eciion. "I would," sajra he, "M�ke as many of the voters as possible take part iu the nomination, and 1 would make all of them vole. Comvulsory voting is as necessary as compulsory education.'1 Florida paper* Bay that the orange business is not ^ood, not from foreign competition, but the lack of transportation, production having outrun transportation. The fact still remains that tho Florida orange crop is only for a am ill part of the year; during the other part foreign oranges become the ouly odcs that are obtainable. THE BLIND INVESTIGATION. Prefect King, of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Blind, Arrested. A SPEEDY TRIAL PREDICTED, Senator KeagaN's denunciation of the proposition to increase the pension of tho widow of Major-General G. K. Warren was another exercise of the bad taste which the ex-Cuu federate members of Congress arc prone to indulge in. It was a subject on which the member of Jefferson Davis' Cabinet; should have nuthiug to say. The question of renewing the charter of the State Lottery will be tip bofore the Louisiana Legislature In a year or two. It is not sure that the attempt to gain a footing in Dakota was ouly to frighten the Legislature into granting tbe renewal. The deb-, of Louisiana is $12,000,000. This, it is alleged, tbe Lottery Company offers to assume for the renewal. So far as the House Committee ou Commerce has anything to say or to do in the matter, the proposed bridge across tbe Hudson river at Jersey City is an assured fact. The committee has agreed on a favorable report. The bridge will be of the cantilever plan, and its cost has been estimated at from $30,000,000 to $40,000,-000. It is said that it will be the finest structure in tbe world. The Judiciary Committees of tho Sen ate and tbe Houbb havp, after many long and earnest conferences, agreed to report a bill or pleasure intended to relieve the pressure on the United States Supreme Court, Its main feature* are an interme-ate Court, oon&iatiug of one Justice and two Circuit Judges in each of the present Circuits. These Court's are to have appellate jurisdiction only, and all cases involving $10,000 or less vrill bo heard bo-fore them. It is thought that this will take awey fully oue-balf the labors of the Supreme Court and transfer them to the proposed Court. Miia. Oleson, of Wisconsin, a Norwegian by Virtu, can hardly be called a model wife; certainly, she could not pass muster aa such an aTlirle in an average American community. For some reason she was desirous of getting rid of her bus-band; to this end she circulated reports that he meant to bum tbe property of his neighbors- Then these neighbors kindly obliged her by calling at her house and banging ber husband, which performance was observed with apparent satisfaction by the wife and family. After all was over she politely invited tbe lynching party into the house where Bbe regaled them with a cup of hot coffee. Tho widow OleBon will speud the remaiuder of hor days in prison as part punishuiont for her crime. A T. fif C. A. Organized at Emporium. A local conference was held at Emporium on Saturday and Sunday by Y. M. C. A., delegates from Williamsport district in response to a call from the Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist and Presbyterian pastors of that town. Ad encouraging feature of tbe conference was the spirit of Christian unity manifested by the pastors and members of these four denominations. The direct result of the conference was seen at the closing meeting, conducted by Mr. Dayton, president of the Williamsport Association. At this meeting subscriptions for the current expenses of the coming year were secured to the amount of fourteen hundred dollars. A business meeting of all interested in the Association movement is to be held this evening. A number of tbe contributors have indicated their willingness to double their subscription if the Association will undertake to secure a building of tbeir own; and as some who are expected to contribute liberally, have not yet been seen. It is hoped that in addition to the employment of a general secretary for the coming year, a permanent borne for tbe organization may be secured in tbe near future. Becpptton to a Bride anj Groom. Peter F. Kimble, of Lycoming county gave a reception Saturday afternoon to Mr. and Mrs. Kinley Packer, who were recently married in this city. Tbe bride j J8 a daughter of Mr. Kimble, DmnsglnK Evidence Produced-A Blind Boy Trlla of the Terrible Deeds Committed at the Institution- King Claims Thai Ue is the Victim of a Conspiracy- Oilier Mews, Philadelphia, March Harry W. King, prefect of the Pennsylvania Iusti tutiou for the Instruction of tbe Blind, was arrested to-day charged with sodomy on a warrant sworn out by Thomas W, Barlow, a member of the State Board of Charities. Tbe arrest is the outcome of an investigation begun on Tuesday last by tbe Board of Managers of the institution of charges made against the management by one of the iustiuctois. The investigation has created intense interest by reason of the character of the testimony offered by a number oi the blind boys who are Intimates of tbe institution King was arrested this morning at the home of his father at Rutledge, Delaware county, near this city, whither he had gone on Friday. He was taken from his bed and brought to the Central station here and given an immediate hearing before a magistrate. John Gaines, aged fifteen, a blind pupil told the story of a series of crimes extend ing over a period of three years or more which had been committed not only with himself but with other boys in the institution to his own knowledge. Gaines was the only witness produced, and at the conclusion of his testimony King, after declining to cross-quest,on, was locked up in default of $2,000 bail. King, when interviewed in his cell, gave this version of the state of affairs at the institution: He denied emphatically the terrible charge made against him, and expressed the belief that it wis the result of a conspiracy. He denounced the charge of misappropriation of funds, cruel treatment of inmates and supplying them with insufficient and poor food as being absolutely false. During the talk the prisoner broke down and wept bitterly. He fully realises his position, but hopes to be able to clear himself. IIo will probably be indicted by the grand jury to morrow, and tbe belief is expressed that his trial will take place in the afteruoou, or possibly en Tuesday. King has been connected with the institution for nine years, beginning as a teacher. His position as prefect gave him general charge of the pupils. Tho charges of mismanagement in the girls' department arc yet to be investigated. Fate of Five Salloia. Baltimore, March 1G.-Captain Burgess, of tbe steamer Defiance, telegraphs the Sun that on passing York light bouse this afternoon he saw a schooner on tho spit near tbe north west buoy. About the 8ame time a yawl boat was aten containing five men leaving tho sinking schooner and pulling for the "light house. The wind was blowing with terrific force, and as tho boat approached the li^ht house it was thrown again.^-t the iron piles and swamped and all live of the men were thrown overboard. Tlie men grasped the iron rods of the piles iu a desperate strugfclo for lile, but the sea dashed over them with such fury that they were soon benumbed, fell off and were drowned. Mrs. Harrlmin Uelps � l'eiiflioiier. pAiiKEitSBuiic, W. Va., March 10.-A peculiar pension romance has just come to light here. T. C. Mason, a disabled veteran of this county, has bceu trying for years to secure a pension, but owing to lack of mfans and tcchuical difficulties failed. He recently wrote to Mrs. Harrison, stating the facts of his case, and in a few days received a reply directing him where and bow to make his appeal. Armed with Mrs. Harrison's letter, Mason made another effort, and as a result ot the FirBt Lady's intervention, he is now en. joying a comfortable pension. Southern Ore a Failure. Pittsburg, March 1G.-The attempt to introduce Southern ores in tb'h market is a failure. A member of the firm of Carnegie, 1'hipps & Co., says: Three thousand tons were received by boat last week, but it is so much inferior to the Northern production that they have refused to receive it, and will order no more. Other manufacturers interviewed say that it will never take tbe place of ore now in use here. BURIED nrYHKlR BEDS. The River KUInc at Cairo. . Caiiio, 111,, March 10.-River rOEe one tenth of afoot during the last twenty-four hours, now making 48 3-10 feet on gunge. This is due to the rise from tho Mississippi Kiver. The Ohio has fallen sixtcnths of a foot at Paducah during tho past twenty-four hours, and it is thought the rise here will be very little. Weather clear and i cool, * Three Lives Lost by a Lumlfllhle at Tioy New York. Tnov, N. Y., March 10.-Death, always an unwelcome and very often an unexpected guest, came at 3 o'elook yesterday moru'ng with a doubly sudden summons to a household in Ilarverman's avouue, about 100 feet south of Washington street Three persons then and thore mot their doom, buried under a land slide from the moistened earth of Warren'a Hill. NO INTIMATION OK THE DIHASTEK The occupants of the house were (sixteen in number. Tbe persons killed occupied stooping apartments in tho rear part of the building. The others, who escaped miraculously, were in the front of the house. The senior Caafield was slightly bruised about the legs, but was able to walk. Not an intimation of tbe approaching disaster was received. The first note of warning came when, at 3 o'clock, a roar ing sound was almost immediately followed by a crash that sounded for blocks away, aud awakened householders to a scene which they never will forget. DIGGING OUT the BODIES. Police, firemen and citizens were soon on the scene, and went to work to rescue those known to bo in the debris, and whose pitiful cries could be plainly heard. All of the men escaped with slight jurips, but tbe women and children were not so fortunate. After an hour's work the portion of the house ased a bed room by the three Burns children was reached. The two boys were alive, but little Annie, a pretty gclden-haired child of eleven years, was dead, fler forehead was crushed iu. Soou Mrs. Caufield and an infant were found. The woman was unconscious, but apparently not seriously hurt. The firemen next found the dead body of Mrs. Mary Noonan. She had been an invalid for a long time, and her death woe momentarily expected last night. Near by was the body of her daughter, Johanna Slogan. To Mark Veteran*' Graveg. The members of John S. Bittner Post, G. A. R., decided at a recent meeting to place at the head of tbe grave of each soldier buried within tho Poet's jurisdiction iu Clinton county, a permanent marker aud on Saturday night the concract for making the markers was awarded to William F. Elliott, proprietor of the Novelty Iron Works. Tho marker will be of iron and consists of a rod four feet long, which will be placed in the ground at the head of each grave. Near tho tup of the rod is a fiat piece oe iron in the shape of a G. A. II badge, on tho face of which in gilt letters will bo "G. A. It. Post No. 122." At the top of tho iron rod will be an urn for flowers, and just underneath tbe urn staples in which a small flag staff can be inserted. One hundred and flity of tho ma.kers have been ordered and nearly all of them will be required to mark tbe g-avaa of soldiers who are now sleeping in tho cemeteries in this city, Nittauy Va!-t�y, Bald Eagle, Woodward, DuDnstable, Wayne and Pine Creek towuships. While the idea of using a permanent marker of this kind is not original with JohuS. Bittner Post, although there are but few Po*ts in the State who have as yet adopted them. If a husband is worth having ho is worth takios care of.-Sent in by an abused man. Don't blame a man for being vain, he is only what others have made bim. THE DEPOT TO MOVE UPTOWN Eeliable Rumors Point to Its Early inoval to Vesper Street Re GOOD REASONS P0R THE CHANGE. A philosopher is the man who don't want tho things he can't have. Getting cheated yesterday is what teaches a man to cheat to day. Eucourage the modest man too much aud he will become vain. PER SONAIi FKNCIL.INQS. "W. J. Weaver made a flying trip to Williamsport to-day. P. W. Keller left last night for a busi-nees trip to Philadelphia. George S. liood was among the passengers going East this moruiog ou Sea Shore Express. Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Kleckncr, former residents of Loganton, this county, but now of Columbia, visited relatives in this city to-day. Mrs. R. J. Hutchinson and eonn, George arid Charley, of Williamsport, have been visiting friends in this city, and leave this afternoon lor homo. .J. II. Lavorty, Overseer of the Poor, lutt this morning for Danville, accompanied by an insane man whom he was convoying to the Aeylumuat that place. Mr. Gilbert Beaver, son of Governor Beaver, stopped over in Ibis city on his return from Emporium In connection with tho Y. M. C. A. work. IIo left for Bulle-fonto on the Bald Eagle train this afternoon. Sidney F. McCormlck, sou of C. S. Mc Coiniick, Etq., left this moruing for Hay-ward, Wisconsin, whore he Las gono to learn the lumber business with R. S. Mo-Cormick. Sidney has the energy and we predict for him a successful future. The New Location Central and Convenient For the Traveling Public-Contract For HtidgeTituber-CAptaln Brlcker In Town -Narrow Eicape From Drownlnf-A Realistic Scene. For several days past public interest in this city has centered on the proposed removal of the passenger depot of tbe Philadelphia and Erie Railroad Company, to a location in a more central poition of tbe town. Rumors of a similar character have been circulated before, and those who are inclined to doubt 'the truth of any such movement at tho present time point to the depot whore it now stands as tho best evidence, that former rumors had no foundation in fact. There are others, however, who seem to be in possession of information which leads to the belief that the Railroad Company does intend to change the location of the passenger depot and at an early date, too. From the best information obtainable by the ExrrtEss the general opinion is that the depot will be removed and that Vesper street has been decided upon as the place where the new building will be located. There are a number of reasons why change is needed. The ooustant increase in freght traffic makes it absolutely neces&ars that there should be more yard room at the junction of the P. & E. aud the B. E, V. railroads. The old depot building is on tho south side of tbe main track*, and owing to the constant movement of trains io that locality tbe lives of tho traveling public are endangered, and free access to the depot prevented to a considerable extent.. Tbe Railroad Company owns the land at Vesper street, and there is no doubt of its being the moat central and convenient place in tho city for a passenger station.' The railroad officials do not often give to tbe public any intimation as to what changes they propose making, and while what is stated above is not official, there are good reasons for the belief that tbe new passenger station at Vesper streot will be built this summer. The Timber Market. The high winds and low temperature prevailing yesterday made it an exceed-ngly disagreeable day for the raftsmen on tbe river. About twenty rafts, most of which were squaie timber, e;.me in during the day and the men who had stood on them all tho day long were chilled to the bono. The water is falliug, but is yet at a good stage for rafting. A reporter of the Ex KE3S in conversation with some of tbe men who have brought timber in, learned that about seven hundred rafts were made last wiuter and that only about one half the timber was gotten out of the woods. Tbe last snow helped many of the timber makers out, but where tho rafts had to bo brought to the river on a long haul but ittlo headway was made. There will be quite a number of rafts arrivo to day and tomorrow, but after that time tho water will be too low above for running. 8�J MILKS IN K'� MINV'i'ES. A Notable Ran on the Rentlins Kail road Be tween Philadelphia New York. The moat remarkable fe&t in the history of American railroading was accomplished a few days ago ou the New York Division of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, when a speoial passenger train covered the distance of 00 miles bctweeu Philadelphia and New York in the almost incredibly short time of 85 minutes. The engine which made the record-smashing run is designated as "No. 360." It is of the pe culiar type originated by the Reading railroad, and was built for the regular fast passenger service of that road. The engineer was Frank Wagner, who when be climbed into the cab little fancied that he would leave it the hero of tho fastest run ever made between the two big cities. No special preparation was made for a fast run, both cngiue and crew being selected hastily and almost at random to meet a sudden call for a "special." The first revolution of the drivers was made at 11:38 a. m , and the real running began at Wayne Junotion, on the outskirts of Philadelphia, which statioa was passed 11:44}. From this point the road is peculiarly adapted to the attainment of high speod, being straight, free from heavy grades, and in excellent condition of maintenance. The &4 and nine-tenths miles between Wayne Junction and Bound Brook was covered in 40� minutes, an average speed of 60} miles per hour. Tbe highest rate of speed reached was 8? miles per hour, and stretches several miles long were run at tbe rate of 81, 32 and 84 mites respectively. A little calculation will show the terrific velocity implied by these figures, and to stand the strain involved requires the very perfection of machinery and roadbed. The best previous record made by any train between New York and Philadelphia was that of a special, also on the Reading, which conveyed the late President, Gowen on bis return from Europe several years ago. Tho time then made was 00 minutes for the SO and four-tenth miles, and it has never been equalled until now, when Engineer Wagner and No. 3G0" have beaten it by 5 minutes. An Enterprising Journal. In spite of tho rigid censorship of the cable dispatches from Brazil, it is evident that things there arc not as so industrious ly represented by the friends of tho new governmeut. Tho Illustrated American is the only journal which has had the enterprise to send a representative to Brazil with instrnctious to stay there and await results. Other newspaper correspondents sent from New York returned as soon as a temporary calm over tbe political situation; but Byron P. Stephonaou, the special staff corresponded of the Illustrated American, an accomplished journalist, and a widely-traveled man of the world, followed his instructions, and his letters are flooding this country with a wealth of information about the new republic and its political condition which would bo otherwise un-known. In tho current number of March 22d he gives a very interesting story of his interviews with tho presideot, members of tho cabinet, and others, and makes it omphalic that tho struggles of this country for a substantial constitutional government are all yot to come. Grand Band Concert. The Farmer's band, of Rote, Pa., will hold a grand band concert In the M. E. Church at Mackeyville Saturday evening, March 22d. The concert will consist of choice selections, Ruch as cornet, alto, trombone and bass solos, iotcinpersed with band overtures, and vocal solos. A line program has been carefully prepared. Romembor the date and come out aud take in tho best concert of tho season. CaptHin Bricker IB Town. Captain P. S. Bricker, Supervisor ot tho Census in this district, Is in the city to-d iy conferring with a number of businoss men in regard to the sub-districting of the county, and other matters portaining to the taking of the census. Narrow Eicape frnm Drowning. A boy who fell into the canal Saturday afternoon at tbe Bald Eagle street bridge, bad a narrow escape from drowning. A milk man who happened to be passing that way with his wagon rescued tho lad. Deatti of Robert Mat klip. A telegram from Port Allegheny au oouneos tbe death of Mr. Robert Macklin on the 16th inst. His remains will reach this city on Erie Mail this evening. His age was about 60 years. Wearing of the Green. Michael Mcl^erney, the popular boot and shoe man, Ik wearing the green to-day iu honor of St. Patrick's Day, having received by mail this morning a im rubor of shamrocks from Ireland. Ueiitl. of * Child. 4 Guy Preston, sou of Lincoln A. aud Maze Couser, died yt-sterday afternooo of measles, aged 4. years, G months and 4 days. Notice of the funeral will be given to morrow. Letter List. The following list of letters remain uncalled for in the Lock Haven post oftlce up to Saturday, March 15th, 1800: John Baker, Herbert A. Baton, Howard Bottler, Mrs. Nina A. Blesh. P. D. Breu-nan, Noa Ducharabault, Noh Decham bault, Jas. P. Finnerty, Miss Callio Emery, J. B. Geary, Miss Mattie Gunsallus, Mrs IL-nnah Heck man, Mrs. E. E. Ha vous, P. A. Haze, Michael Lynch, Miss Lizzie Myers, Mr. John Ott, David Pith-qvb (2), JoUu Hobin, Nora Sbaffer, E. Smith, Thomas Scott, John Sherd (2). R. S. Bakkeic, P. M. St Patrick'* Day. To-day is the twanty-fifth anniversary of the great flood of 1865. At that time the West Brach Valley was inundated and great destruction of property resulted. The flood of 1865 fixed the high water mark from that date until last June, when the high water mark was raised (our feet or more. The scenes and incideuts of the flood of 1865 are as fresh to-day in the minds of many persous as are those of the "freabot" of last year. Farmers Institute. Thursday and Friday, Match 30tU aud 21st, a Farmers Iustitute will he held at Loganton, this county. An interesting program of exercises ha3 been prepared, and all of tho exercises will be free to the public. Tho stage leaves Mill Hall, the noarest railroad point for Loganton daily at 2 p. m., and leaves Loganton for Mill Hall at 6-30a. m. Loit Five Dollars. William Sage, a colored man, was bo unfortunate on Saturday as to loose a five dollar bill on the street. As Mr. Sago is a poor man ho feels his loss keenly. A PRIEST ON HIS MUSCLE He Exchanges Blows With a Parishoner In a Poughkeepsie Otmrch. EIGHTS TO A PEW CAUSES THE E0W There never was a crime committed that did not leave its mark on the face of the man who committed it. Southern Ore a Failure In the Plttibarc Mills-Queen Victoria's Train and Vain ablee Burned-The Flagler Church Dedi* cation-Fate or Five Sailors-Three Livep Lost by a Landslide. Poughkeepsie, March 1G.-A disgraceful scene occurred in St. Mary's Catholic Church just before the commencement of tbe morning service to-day. One of the parishonevs named George Hughes, prominent merchant of this city, and Father Early, had some words over the right of Ilugbes to pew No. 11. When Hugbes and bis son ocoupied it this morning the trouble was renewed, Hughes and Early having a war of words over the matter, ending in Father Early hitting Hughes in the face, after which tbree men, one Father Early's nephew, came to the latter'a assistance, and a man named Cullen pounded Hughes unmercifully in the face and on the back of the neck. Hughes swore out warrants for the arrest of all four of bis assailants. Father Early says Hughes struck him first. The Flagler Chnrch Dedication. St. Augustine, Fla., March 16.-The memorial Presbyterian Chnrch erected by H. M. Flagler in remembrance of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Louise Benedict, who died in a yacht near Charleston a year ago, was dedicated to-day. Rev. John Paxton, D. D., of New York, delivered the dedicatory sermon this morning, and E. K. Mitchell, the pastor, the memorial service this afternoon. The church is an elegant structure, costing, with tbe parsonage, a quarter of a million dollars. Among tbe congregation were Mr. Flagler and family, Mrs. Benjamiu Harrison, Mrs* Wanamaker, Miss Waoamaker, and Russell B. Harrison and ^