Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 21, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
NINTH YE AB-NO. 18. LOCK HAVEN, PA., FBI DAY, MAKCH 21, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSIjOK BBOTIU5US---PUBI.ISHBB8 CURRENT COMMENT. " Bismarck evidently meaoB "biz" in his present resignation. Piuxce Bismarck, whose definite retirement to private life is just aonounced haB been Chancellor of the German Empire since January 19, 1S71, and MiniBter of Foreign Affairs of Prussia since September 23, 1863. Mains is rejoicing in tbe largest ice crop she aver gathered. It will reach about 1,200,000 tons, worth from three to four millions of dollars. It is the largest harvest of any commodity, save lumber, ever secured in a single year. The treasury of the Centennial Board of Finance in 1S7G obtained a large amount of mouoy by selling ceatlficates of stock at (10 eacb. Thousands of these were taken up by individuals who were moved by feelings of patriotic pride, and who have preserved the certificates as souvenirs of the great event. This should be borne in niind by the managers of the Fair at Chicago. Tim Scribuers paid Stanley $40,000 for his book. The book will be itsned in two volumes, with the price probably at or $10, and at this there is a mint of money in what may seem to some a hazardous venture. As Stanley is an American citizen, the buok will be protected by copyright, which does away with all piratical interferences. It was a contest between the Scribner's and Harpers, and the latter were outbidden. The farmers of most of the Western States hold that high frieghts are tbe cause of the low prices realized for corn -and wheat. That this belief is fallacious is seen iu the fact that one year ago freights were fully as high as they are now, and yet corn was worth ten cents more per bushel. Tbe faats won't St the doctrine. There has been over production at home and a Bmaller deraaud abroad. That is the real cause. 4 boot the Free Bridge Benovo Record. Tbe action of tbe County Commissioners to rebuild the Island bridges, which were washed away by the June Hood, and thus make them free to travelers, iB a commendable step, and one that promises to lead to a free bridge between Lock Haven and Dunnstown. The people of Woodward and Dunn?table townships have for years been oppressed by tbe tariff or tolls-wrong from their bard earnings which have gone towards enriching a corporation that should have been dissolved years ago. The viewers appointed by tbe court to make a view of Lock Haven bridge have presented their report to the court and recommend a free bridge. They rightfully say: "Said bridge is necessary as a free bridge and the payment of tolls on the Bame an unjust burden on the traveling public of Colebrook, Woodward and Dunnstable townships. The viewers estimate the bridge to be worth $7,000 Tbe County Commissioners Bbould now take another step in making tbe Lock Haven bridge free to all. The credit of the county is good, the money necessary to make it free can be had, and it should be done at once. Laid to Iteit. Robert Macklem, whose funeral took place on Wednesday, would have been G2 years old the 11th of next April. The interment was made in the old cemetery on Bellefonte avenue. The pall bearers were J. L. Theile, Miles Banes, Lyons Mussina, O. T. Noble, Farley Stout and Boott Peck. Rev. T. C. Jackson cozdnoted the funeral services, assisted by Rev. R. W. Perkins. Mr. Macklem died of apoplexy, at the home of bis son-in-law, J. W. Brown, at Port Allegheny. The family desire to return thanks for tbe assistance given them by neighbors and friends. Argument on tbe Injactlon. This forenoon at Williamsport Judge Metzgar heard tbe argument on tbe injunction case of the city of Williamsport againBt tbe Pennsylvania Railroad Company, to restrain tbe latter from laying trackB aoross streets on the canal railroad. The City Solicitor appeared for tbe city and H. C. Parsons for tbe Railroad Company. Judge Metzger reserved his decision. BUinarck Created a Duke. Emperor William issued imperial rescripts, appointing Prince Bismarak Duke of Lauenburg, a colonel general of cavalry and a field marshal general. He appoints Count Herbert Bismarck ad interim Minister of Foreign Affairs and General Von Caprivi, Chancellor and President of tbe Prussian Ministry. TELEGRAMS BOILED DOWN. Contracts Awarded. The contract for furnishing all the dishes, china ware, etc., for the new Normal School has been awarded to Messrs. ttatterlee & Fox. Contracts for furnishing the oarpets were awarded to Messrs. J. G. Harris, W. A. Flack and Everett & Co. Two Blocks Completely Burned Out at Jacksonville, Honda, Yesterday. BEING A LOSS OF NEARLY $125,000. The Central Conference-Second Day's Proceedings-Interesting Reports Submitted The Blair Bill Defeated-It Fails by a Tote of 37 to 31-Another Bapabllean Seated. Jacksonville, Fl�., March 20.-A disastrous fire at three o'clock this morning destroyed two blocks of buildings in La-villa, a suburb of this city, causing a loss $125,000. Many occupants of tbe burning dwellings escaped in their night clothes. The fire started in tbe extensive general store and warehouse of Henry Lillientbal, which was totally destroyed. The other buildings burned were Conroy's. liquor store, Bowden's bath house, the Colloseum, Marvin's meat market, Mazyek'a cigar factory and an apartment hotel or boarding bouse known as tbe Alpines, tbe Elgin hotel and several dwellings. The losses are partly covered by insurance. THE CENTRAL CONFERENCE. Second Day's Proceedings-Interesting lie-port* Submitted, Carlisle, March 20.-The Methodist Conference reeonvented this afternoon. Tbe meeting opened with devotional exercises led by Mrs. Reed, wife of President Reed. Tbe first speaker in tbe interest of the woman's home missionary society was Mrs. Owen, of Meohanioburg, followed by Hri. Tomkinson, of Harrisburg. The report of the Treasurer was presented as follows: Chambersburg, 4148,20; Harrisburg, Ridge Avenne, 450.59; Har-Harrisburg Grace, �320; Williamsport (266.35; Williamsport, Grace, $47.55. Carlile, ,75.70; Milton, $11.25; New Cumberland, $86.75. Rev. Steves, of the Utah miesion, delivered a telling address. After the missionary meeting bad adjourned the University cf Pennsylvania Bible socity Tvas held. An address was made by Rev. Dr. Morrow. The session to-night was devoted to the church extension board. Addresses were made by Revs. H. L. Jacobs and A. J. Kynett. Presiding Elder W. A. Stephens read his report of tbe Williamsport district. The great flood of May crippled his work but his preachers came up boldly to the task before tbem and the district makes a good showing in repairs on church property, new buildings, and old debts paid. The benevolences have been well looked after and make a much better showing than was expected. Tbe effective elders reported their missionary collections as follows: Benezette, James F. Glass, $38; Cogan Valley, Samuel Ham, $44; DuBoistown, Mortimer P. Croathwaite, $59; Emporium, John W. Rue, $100; Emporium Circuit, John C. Wilhelmn, $50; Fairview, Samuel D. Wilson, $167; Great Island, Eaanuel W.Wonner, $40; Hughesville. Nathan H. Schenck, $30; Jersey Shore, Emory M. Stevens, $178; Lewisburg, Daniel H. Shields, $316; Lock Haven, Henry R. Bender, $206; Lycoming,. Rollin S. Taylor, $51; Mifflinbnrg, George Warren, $177; Milton, Riohard HVnkle, $550; Montandoo; John W. Freight, $82; Montgomery, John F. Kerlin, $100; Montoursville, Walter R. Whitney, $100; Muncy, Andrew E. Taylor, $53; Muncy Valley, Henry F. Cares, $110; Ralston, Theodore S. Faus, $115; Renovo, J. Patton Moore, $232; Halladas-burg, Alexander Lamberson, $100; Salona and Lamar, James S. Beyer, $167; Since-maboning, Isaac Heokman, $72; Watson-town, John W. Buckley. $38; Williamsport, Grace J. Ellis Bell, $700; Williamsport, Mulberry st'eet, Martin L. Ganoo, $1,020; Williamsport, Newberry, John B. Mann, $210; Williamsport, Pine street, Samuel Creighton, $1,506; Williamsport, Third street, J. A.Wood, Jr., $145. THE BLAIR BILL DEFEATED. It Fails bj a Tote of 37 to 31-Another Republican Seated. Washihoion, March 20.-In the Senate to-day after a debate on tbe Blair hill it was brought to a vote at So'cloek, as previously agreed to, and was defeated by 37 to 31. Coirpton, Democrat, from Maryland, was unseated in tbe House to-day, and Mndd, Republican, given the place by a vote of 150 to 145. Mudd appeared and took the oath of office. A Drunken Woman's Fate. BordentOWN, N. J., March 20.-Ellen Devlin, a married woman residing at Groveville, was found on a public road on the outskirts of the city early tbiB morning with her feet and other portions of her body badly frozen. She and hor husbaud had come from Trenton on a lato train and had started to walk home, a distance of three miles. The woman beooming exhausted sat down and her husband left her. They were both intoxicated. NO NEED OF COLD WEATHER. The Pennsylvania Railroad Wll! Try Muk in* Its Own Ice. The Pennsylvania railroad company will have in operation by June 1st two ice manufacturing plants, each being capable of turning out twenty-five tons each day. If these two prove a success more will be set up along tbe line. Tbe company uses about 45,000 tons of ice a year, and when two mild winters followed in succession something bad to be done to secure a regular supply. The company baa enough ice stored to last it until tbe beginning of the summer, or until the machines are in operation. Tbe Pennsylvania will be the first Northern road to adopt this idea. Part of tbe machinery for the first plant has been delivered at Mifflin. The largest amount of ice used by tbe company is in tbe refrigerator cars, wbich are filled at Pittsburg, Altoona, Harrisburg and Philadelphia. On the main line and middle divisions there are a uumber of houses in which the ico is stored, on the banks of streams from wbioh the ioe is cut, and it is supplied to these points as needed. Tbe new ico plants will be of the latest pattern. The moulds in which the cakes are made will be of different sizes, so that there will be no waste in catting the ioe. There will be a size for the water cooler and a size for tbe refrigerator car. Five machiaes will supply the 45,000 tons used each year. The ice will be, if anything, purer than that used now, as all tbe water frozen will be distilled. "She" Last Night. There is a difference of opinion as to the merits or demerits of "She" as presented at the Opera House last night The difficulty was more with the audience than with either tbe play or company. The majority had never read the hook and wore incapable of appreciating the famous spectacular romance of Rider Haggard's. The great fault we have to find was the smallness of the company, there being not over six people in the cast, the remainder being made up from local "supes." The play presents splendid opportunity for spectacular effects and the company could be augmented to an unlimited number. Six persons can scarcely give proper presentation to any play, much less a fipeotacular one. MUs Katie Pearson, as the mysterious "She" is one of the handsomest women ever seen on the Opera House stage, and sustained her charaoter admirably. The remainder of the small casts were acceptable in tbeir various parts. The scenery was all that was advertised and was weird and startling to say tbe least. -. -- Hart Our Feelings. Official announcement has been received at this office that tbe great Forepsngh show will soon visit Williamsport and Bellefonte and give Lock Haven tbe go by. Why are things tbusly? Lock Haven is a far better show town than Bellefonte and the management of the "greatest show on earth" will find that they have made a mistake. The steady growth of this city has taken up every available place within the'eity limits large enough on which the show could exhibit and we presume that is the reaaon for skipping Lock Haven. Free passes and free tickets will enable the newspaper fraternity to witness the show in either place without cost, but how about the others? Will they patronize the excursion trains which will be ran in both directions from this place? We think not. A Public Building For York. Washington, March 20.-In the House to-day, on motion of Mr. Maish, of Pennsylvania, a bill was paeaed for a public building at York, Pa., at a limit of cost of $80,000. Two Postmasters Confirmed. Washington, March 20,-The Senate to-day confirmed the nominations of E. Davis, postmaster at Hensbaw, and A. N. Brice, postmaster at Sunbury. The Australian System For Washington. Oi.YMriA, WaBh., March 20.-Governor Ferry yesterday signed the Australian election system bill. PERSONAL PKSCILINQS. Miss Lizzie Allen has been visiting with the Misses Marr at Reuovo this week. H. T. Harvey, Esq., of this eity, attended to professional business in the Centre county court i>t Bellefonte this week. Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Lyman and daughter left for a visit to Oltiau and Buffalo. Tbey expeot to make tbe latter their future home. Mr. Robert U. Browo, one of the best and most encrgetio reaidents of Porter township, has decided to take up hie residence in Altooua. He was a member of the School Board for many years and touk an active interest in school affairs, in fact iu ail matters that bent-fitted tho com munit} in which ho has resided for nearly forty years. He will bo greatly miased and will carry with him the best wishes of many friends for prosperity in his new home. MERRY WEDDING BELLS The Marriage of Philip Zindel to Miss Lizzie Toner Solomnized Last Night THE DOINGS OF THE "GBIM" BEAPES, Harry Dennett, a Veteran or tbe Late War PaiM-a Away-Death'of Albert Keller at Danville-Tbe Hosiery Factory-Only ' Four Hundred Passes-Send in tbe Names. St. John's Efigliiti Lutheran oburoh was crowded to its utmost Mating capacity last night with ladies and gentleman, many of whom were invited guests, but all were there to witness the ceremony which made two happy hearts beat as one. Tbe bride was MisB Lizzie Toner and the groom Mr. Philip Zindel. At 8:30 o'clock tbe bridal party entered the church to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Lizzie Limbert. Tbe ushers, Messrs. Al Shaffer and Clair McCloskey led the way up the aisle, followed by the bridesmaid and groomsman, Miss Martha Mosser and Mr. I. A. Shaffer, Jr. After them came the bride and groom, and at the altar of tho sacred edifice they were met by Kev. S. J. Taylor, pastor of the chnrch. who performed the ceromoDy which made the twain one. There was a brief reception in the abaroh where congratulations were given, and then the bridal party repaired to the residence of Mrs. William M. Bick-ford, sister of ibe bride, Where an elegant supper was served and a reception given. The bride was the leoipient of many valuable and handsome presents. i>eaths. Harvey Bennett, a veteran of the late war, died yesterday evening at his residence, South Fairview street. The deceased leaves a wife and a large family of children. The funeral services will be conducted at the house Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. G. W. Gearhard, interment to bo made at Flemiugton. Mr. Bennett was a member of John S. Bittner Post, G, A. R.. and will be buried with the ceremonies of the order. The cause of his death was paralysis. Albert Keller, who has beon an inmate1 of the Hospital for the Insane at Danville for soma time, died thero yesterday afternoon. His remains will be brought to this oity this evening and taken to bis late residence on Bald Eagle street. Tbe funeral will take place Sunday afternoon, j the hour to be announced to-morrow. The deceased was about 28 years of ago and leaves a wife but no children. Send iu the Names. Tbe Woman's Helief Corps of Pennsylvania wish to ascertain as soon as possible how many widows and mothers of soldiers, sailors or marines of tbe late war, or disabled veterans with their wives, are inmates of the charitable instutions of the State, or receiving aid from poor boards in counties where there are no almshouses, so they may gather into the Pennsylvania Memorial Home at Brookville, all who are eligible to be received into that institution. If these reports are made to the nearest Corps of the W. K. C. they will at once be forwarded to (be proper authorities and receive attention. The Kef ck Creek Shops. The Phillipsburg Board of Trade at a recent meeting discussed a project for the removal of the Beech Creek R. R. shops from Jersey Shore to Pbi.ipsburg, and tbe matter was placed in the hands of a committee. The Philipsburg Journal thinks there is not a better or moro centrally located place along that line for thcBe shops than PhiltpBburg, and this tbe company will readily see when once the manifold advantages of tbe change is laid before it. Two View* of One Subject. "Why don't you run a newspaper like that?" a grocery merchant In a country town said to his editor, throwing out a Chicago daily. "For the reason you don't run a grocery like that," the editor replied turning to a five column advertisement of a Chicago house, showing a twelve story building. The grocer looked attentively at tbe advertisement and theptoturo for a moment and then said: "I never looked at it in that way before." Only Four Hundred Fatsos, Sheriff Cooke, the Centre Democrat says, will issue four hundred passes to Alfred Andrews' execution, and in order to be fair tbey will be given to those who make their application in time. Leave your order early. The Hoelery Factory. The engine which will furnish power for driving the machinery in tho knitting factory was put in motion yosterday for tho first time. Iu a few days tho knitting macbinos will be ready for operation. Shootinc at Gecno, Nino wild geese were killed at, II a turn erf) ley's Fork last week. Large flocks of geese were Dying over that place on that day. THE DOG STAB A GLOKE. Much Larger Than Oar San and iU Ritys More fieauiiful. From the Chambers Journal. It is difficult to conceive that this beau tiful star is a globe much larger than our sun; yet it is a fact that Sirius is a sun many times more mighty than our own. That splendid star, wbich even in our most powertul telescopes appears a8 a mere point of light, is in reality a globe emitting so enormous a quantity of light and heat that, were it to take the place of our sun, every creature on the earth would be consumed by its burning rays. Strius shining with a far greater lustre than any other star, it was natural that astronomers should have regarded this as being the nearest of ail tbe "fixed" stars, but recent investigation on the distances of the stars has shown that the nearest to us is Alpha Centauri, a star belonging to the Southern latitude, though it is probable that Sirius is about fourth on the list in order of distance. For, though thero are about fifteen or twenty stars whoso distances have been conjectured, the astronomer knows that in reality all of them save three or four, lie at distances too great to be measured by any instruments we hare at present. Astronomers agree in fixing the distance of the nearest star at twenty-two million of millions of mileB; and it is certain that the distance of SiriuB is more than three and less than six times that of Alpha Centauri, most likely about five times; so that we are probably not far from the truth if we set the distance of Siring at about one hundred million of million miles! What a vast distance is this which separates us from that bright star; words and figures of themselves fail to convey to our minds any adequate idea of its true character. To take a common example of illustrating such enormous distances: It is calculated that the ball from an Armstrong hundred pounder quits tbe gun with a speed of about four hundred yards per second; now if this velocity could be kept up, it would require no fewer than ten million years before the ball could reach SiriuB! Again take the swiftest form of velocity of which wo have auy knowledge, light, wbich travels at the rate of nearly two hundred thousand miles per second, or about twelve million miles a minute, yet the distance of Sirius is so vast that it takes nearly twenty years for Kb light to reach us; so that if Sirius was suddenly to become extinct, we should not bo acquainted with the faot till twenty years hence. WINNIE WILLIAMSPORT. A Harried Woman Suicides. Mrs. Martha M. Carpenter aged 04 yoara, wife of Jesse Carpenter, of Wil-lUmsport committed suicide yesterday by hanging herself with a rope in an outhouse in the rear of her home. The lady had been in bad health for some time and hor mind had become afflicted. 1 he body was discovered by a young woman employed as a domestic in the family. A Good IMucer Coining. The editor of tho Bellefonte Watchman in acknowledging the receipt of an invitation to the annual ball of Hand in.Hand hoso company says: If we don't have to stay home and nurse the baby it is possible we may run down and show the young bloods of Lock Haven what a newspaper man knows about dancing. The Haul Eagle lloom. The work of putting the Bald Eagle boom in order for holding logs was begun to-day. Robert Myers, of Dunnstown if the "boom boss." About one million feet of logs are to come into the boom this year. AS TTOU X.IKK 'EM. Our Sister City Enjoying a Bailroau Boom That May Result in Great Advantage. THE LEHIGH SEEKING AN ENTRANCE "Hilarity" noxt. Gloves are jeweled. Tug late storm was uupredioted. The prioo of campor has doubled. Wil� goese are flying northward. Guess roses are a California rarity. House cleaning time is approaching. Many spring hats will be crownless. The coffee supply is nearly exhausted. Easteh bonnets are being put together. Tub first day of spring, so the calendar says. Easter bonnets will be small, very flat and covered with flowers. Many of the street orossiugs are buried UDder several inches of mud. Tin: best flour is said to have a perceptible sbado of straw oolor in it. "She" has gone to Danville where she will display hor charms and rare beauty to-night. The past week has been a remarkable one in regard to tbe sudden changes ot the weather. Tub next thing in which the little folks will be interested Will be the color of tbeir Easter eggs. To-day tho sun will hang itself across equinoctial line; in other words the day and night will be of equal duration. Then for longer days and shorter nights. The Lock Haven Eveniso Exvuess has eutored the niuth year of its existence, ami it is iu order for its contemporaries to congratulate it, which this paper does most heartily. We read the Express every day with mnob interest and hope to as long as we wield the shears and paste brush.-1'hilipBOurg Led'jer. The Beading Anxloos for An Outlet and tbe Great Pennsylvania Not Idle-A Union Depot Among llie Posilbilitles-A Permanent Home for the Trn.t and Safe Depolit Company-Other Items. [Special Correspondence. I WiLLIAMsroRT, March 20.-Just now Williamsport is enjoying a railroad boom, which may result in great advantage to the people in the near future. The Lehigh Valley, recognized as one of the great railroads of the State, is seeking an entrance into the city for the purpose, probably, of forming an alliance with the Beeck Creek line in order to reach her coal lands at Snow Shoo. The advent of this road is welcomed, as it will open up a section ot country in the Muncy Creek region that is to a great extent shut in from the world. As it will come in over the Williamsport and North Branch, whioh haB been straggling for years to reach Bernice, in Sullivan oounty, this city will be put in quick communication with the coal mines at that place. The Bernice coal is superior in quality and commands a ready sale in the market. The new road will also afford in outlet to Towanda, Athens and Binghamton. And whilst the Lehigh Valley seeks an extension in this direotion, the Beading is anxious for an outlet to the north, and will probably build aline to Elmira. It is surmised that it will run via Liberty and Blossburg. By following this route a new country would be opened up, wbiah is tiow out off. The Reading, which if it had been properly managed years ago would to-day be one of the best paying roads in tbe State, cannot depend wholly on the coal trade for support, but must take steps to become a trunk line in order to compete with the other great corporations. Buried under a mountain load of debt which cannot be extinguished in a generation, it is a problem to figure ont her ultimate destiny. With a northern outlet and sagacious management, it is possible for her to secure stronger footing, and therefore be able to regain muob of her lost prestige. With this object itfj view it is quite likely that the proposed extension will be built. And while these roads are reaching out iu every direction,, the great Pennsylva-; nia is not idle. She is constantly building Bpurs to serve as feeders and leaving nothing undone that will increase ber enormous trade. The management of this road iB distinguished for ability and fore-sightedness, which has made it one of the most successful corporations in tho world. The Philadelphia and Erie Division has been of incalculable service to the country through which it runs. It has made a section that was virtually a wilderness twenty-five years �go rich and prosperous; and if the changes that it has been instrumental in making are almost regarded as marvelous, its great mission has has scarcely begun. Twenty Ave years more will Bbow still greater improvements on the line between this place and Erie. The facilities of the road are scarcely adequate to tbe demands of trade and travel. A great central station has long since been demanded at Market street, and it is believed that a handsome building will soon be erected. Another sub-station is also badly needed in the Eastern part of the city, and must be opened soon. When this is done there will be four stations within the city limits, an equal number with the Heading. But what is really needed here is a great Vnion Station, where all tbe railroads' could enter. Such a concentration of railroad interests would be advantageous to all, besides making it decidedly better for the ttaveling public. It is believed that suoh an improvement will be made in five years. Indeed a great deal of property is now being quietly purchased by the different corporations with a view, it is believed, to some improvement of the kind. An excellent location . could be found above Pine street iu the vicinity of the canal, which is now beicg filled up by the Pennsylvania company for the purpose of turning tbe abandoned waterway into a railroad bed. And it is believed that the time is cot distant when aU that portion of the city below tbe canal, ou the river front, will be used for railroad tracks. Several other great improvements are talked of. Notably may be mentioned a magnificent building for tbe permanent homo of the new Trust aud Safe Deposit Company, recently organized. Just whero it will bo located is not positively known yt>t, hut tbnt it will boercoted somewhere within two or three squares of the Government publio building seems quite cer tain. A great hotel near the centre is also one of the coming improvements; and it will ho erected just as soon as the ground can be secured. The capital is ready for investment. It may be built within the shadow ot tbs Academy of Music. More hotel room is imperatively demanded. Another Sunday newspaper, to be oalled Public Opinion, is projected, with Dan Riley at the editorial helm. Mr. Riley was tho editor of tho Labor Record for two or three years past, and made a rattling good paper, but the labor organisation did not give him tho support thty should. He is a good writer and has the faculty of discussing the topics ot the times in a refreshing and independent manner. It is proposed to make Public Opinion very independent, and no cliques or factions will be spared. It is also quietly whispered that a company is forming for the purpose of starting an independent daily newspaper. Ample capital will be provided to make it first-class in every respect, and a strong oorps of experienced writers will be employed on it. There is an opening for a newspaper of this kind here, and if the scheme is carried ont as projected, the paper will not only cause a sensation, bat at once jump into publio favor. j ust now the busiest man in the city la Mayor-elect Keller. He is forming bis cabinet and preparing for his inauguration on tbe first Monday In April. Much in the way of reform. is expected from the new executive, and as he has had experience in administering the affairs of the city, his friends predict that he will not only surprise many of tbe old hankers, but root oat some of the evils whioh are prevailing here. As there is a tendency towards newspaper independence, there is no reason why tbe new mayor should not be a little independent also. - johx of LiSGABTEa. Among the Magazines. Iu "Peterson" for April the ladies will find the very freshest and prettiest of spring styles, with ample directions for their make up. There arc also numerous coBtumes for the children and plenty of new needle work patterns. "Queen Louise of Prussia, and her Sons" is a beaati.'ul engraving, and the full page wood illustration, "Starting Off' is a very Btriking picture. "What Easter Brought," is a charming story and unusually well illustrated. "Peterson" Bteadily improves and by its excellence and versatility gains each year a deeper hold on publio favor. Terras $2.00 a year. Address Peterson's Maga zine, 30G Chestnut street, Philadelphia.' The last part of "Nathanial Hawthorne's 'Elixir of Life' " is published in die April number of Zipplncott'a Magazine. ' This is a version, hitherto unpublished, of the theme of "The Bloody Footstep," also treated by Hawthorne in "Doctor Grim-shaw's Secret," "Septimins Felton," "Tbe Dolliver Romance," etc. Mr. Julian Hawthorne, by drawing attention to the similarities and discrepancies between this and other versions, presents an interesting study of the great romanoer's methods of work; and by paraphrasing such portions of the MS. as are repeated in the published stories above named, imparts to the whole the character of a complete and rounded tale. The publication of this preoious MS. has created wido attention and Interest in the literary world. The first part was published in the last January number, and eaoh succeeding part has but added to the interest then created. ' The current (April) number of Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly contains folly a dozen elaborate illustrated articles, any one of wbich Is worth buying' the magazine for. "The Senate and its Leaders" is discussed in bright, gossipy style by Frederick Daniel, and nearly a score of portraits and views aocompanjr the text. Wm. Hosea Ballou describes the Tennessee Bine-grass region and its thoroughbred horses, together with tbe historic borne of Presidents Polk and Andrew Jackson. The wonders of Edison's peifeated phonograph and graphophone are brilliantly set forth In Arthur V. Abbott's paper entitled "A Voioe From the Past," with the best pictures that have ever been published In connection with this subject. An excellent account of theVnlon League Club of Chicago, with its palatial new borne, is furnished by Lieutenant Basaett. Alfred H. Guernsey's series of historical papers on Frederick the Great is continued; Sophie Worthington . gives picturesque "Notes on Nuremberg;" Andrew S. Fuller studies "The Domestic Life of Prehistoric Americans" in their pottery ware; the celebration oi the new Constitntion of Japan is illustrated and described in an interesting letter; and the history of "The Umbrella" is as entertaining as it is seasonable. The short stories and poems of tho number are by favorite magazine writers, including Lucy Hooper, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Charles Henry Webb, Frances B. Currie, and others. The thermometer earned its salary last winter and bids fair to do so muob this spring.