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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 25, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YE Alt-NO. 21. L.OCK HAVEN, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1890. FKICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOK BKOTHEK8---rvaLUHBU CURRENT COMMENT. Tap. Bouse at Washington bag fixed the pension appropriations at (98,506,000. One reason Cur the cheapness of wheat may be found in the fact that Farmer Dalrymple, of Dakota, baa 30,000 acres planted for tbiB season. Toe winner of the S125.000 prize in the p*lacc lottery of Berlin purposes �''to purchase an Iialiau estate, witb a title attached, and to marry an Amerio&n girl. Kino Huubekt has given (200,000 to build a monument in memory of Mazzioi. If we had a low King Humberts In America the Grant monument might be a possibility. This Spring we shall have two Arbor Days, Governor Beaver havinc fixed on the 11th and 25th of April as Arbor Days. The naming of tw a days has been done in the hope that more work in this Hue wi'l be done. The Philadelphia Ledger last Saturday consisted of ten large pages, crowded with news from ail sources and nearly fifty columns of advertisements. The Ledger is a great newspaper and Philadelphiaua have good reasons for bai�g proud of it. The mild winter has been productive of more business failures than any other single cause. Goods that amount to millions in cash are on the hands of doalers. With the usual wiuter weather tbey would have been sold. Immense stocks will have to be "carried over," and the end 1b not yet. 'When Buffalo Bill aoeepted the challenge of the Duke di Sermoneta to bave mounted by Wild West Cowboys any horses the Duke could produce all Home was excited. Three horses that had run wild on tbe Duke's eBtate, because nobody could catch or bridle them, were with much difficulty brought into Rome, and after a groat Btmggle two of tbe most powerful were lassoed, saddled, bridled, and ridden by the cowboys in the presence of 15,000 persons, including Prince Na poleon. Assistant Postmaster-General Glarkson has practically spiked the guns Df tbe so-called Civil Service reformers who bave sent out a circular letter to dismissed postmasters, requesting their opinions concerning the Administration. Mr. Clarkson asserts that the President has made no obanpea except for causes outside of partisan politics, and practically challenges tbe reformers to prove the contrary. If Mr. Clarkson bad said nothing the opinions of discharged offioers who could scarcely be expected to criticise their own official records unfavorably would not count for much except with interested reformers. Death of Frank Coleman. WllUamsport Oazette and Bulletin. Frank B. Coleman, aged twenty-five years, and eldest son of Fletcher Coleman, one of Williamsport's most prominent lumbermen, died yesterday morning at six o'clock, of typhoid fever, after an illness of about two weeks. His death will prove a serious affl otion to his relatives and other friends, as ha was a young man of fine business qualifications, and well oal-onlateif to win the highest esteem of all acquainted with him. "Hilarity" by name and hilarionB by nature will be at tbe Opera House Friday night. PERSONAL PENCIXINGS. Charles Quiggle, a prominent railroad official from Williamsport is in the city to-day. Mrs. Harry Brown and children and Mrs. Thomas Shearer are visiting friends at Greensburg. Mrs. A. G Brown and ber daughter, Hiss Beckie Brown, are visiting witb friends in PittBburg. Mrs. J. W. Fredericks arrived home today on News Express from a visit among Lycoming ooanty friends. Airs. J. J. Everett, daughter and son, of Williamsport, were amon�~Hbe arrivals in Lock Haven from that city to-day. Misses Mame and Stella McCaffrey are visiting in Williamsport as tbe guests of their cousin, Miss Mary Larkins. The friends of Mr. Frank Bowers, Bast Church street, will regret to learn that be is confined to hiB room by illness. George Barcer left this morning for Jefferson county to assume tbe duties of book-keeper for a lumber firm. County Commissioners' Clerk McHaul was up town yesterday, for the second time since bis illness of five months' duration began. George W. Hippie and J. W. C. Fioyd returned this morning from Carlisle where tbey attended the aunjal conference of the M. E. Church. Mrs. H. T. Harvey returned from Phil -adelpbia a few days ago, accompanied by h�r father, ex-Governor James Pollock, who, we regret to My, is not in bis accustomed good health. CLOSING OF CONFERENCE. The Tinal Proceedings of the Body at Carlisle Pull of Interest, SUHBUBY SELECTED I0E NEXT YEAR The Confeiwoce Adopts Nnoacroui Committee Report* and Recommendations) And Fills In the Time With Betnarka From Promt Dent Ministers-Other Late News. Cabuslk, March 24.-The Central Pen u ay I van I a Methodist Episcopal Conference opened its session this morning with devotional services led by Rev. J. 13. Mann, after -which Bishop Foster pro-sided. The report of board of stow ard� was read and sdopted. Speeches were made by Her. Fin ley B. Riddle and others on the resolution in reference to mission-ary collections. The resolution was not adopted. Sunbury, Mt. Car me I and York were named as the next place of meeting. After several speeches in advocacy of the different cities, Sunbury was seleoted as the place and March next as tbe time. Tbe thanks of the conference were tendered tbe places where tbe conference had been invited to Bit. Dr. Leonard spoke in tbe interest of missionary work, and Or. Van Metor, who represented the Woman's College, of Baltimore, spoke on the work of that institution. Her. Dr. EvaDB, of Carlisle, delivered an address in tbe interest of Dickinson College, and especially tbe new Methodist church now in course of erection, and asked the ministers to help them. About $3,200 was subscribed, after which the conference adjourned until this afternoon. THE AFTERNOON BE93ION. This afternoon conference was called to order by Rev. James Curns, of Huntingdon. Tbe treasurer of the Missionary So ciety was authorized to pay the expenses of publication of the missionary report. The report of tbe Bible Committee was approved. The special committee on coast defense submitted a report which was adopted as the sense of tbe conference, recommending that the coast defenses be not enlarged or the navies extended, except for self protection, and that all national difficulties be settled by arbitration, and that righteousness should gorern nations as well as individuals. The committee recommended that tbe Freed-man's Aid and Southern Education Society be upheld by tbe conference, and that subscriptions be sent to aid in its work. This was not adopted and a motion was made to reconsider the report.1 This was also lost. OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS. The District Records Committee reported that the records in tbe Altoona district were correct, and that the female class leadaje were eligible to become members of a district conference committee. On Sunday school.work tbey presented a favorable report. The Womans' Foreign Missionary Society recommended that tbe society bo strongly aided. Adopted, The report on Womans' Home Missionary Sooiety was also complimentary and was unanimously adopted. The Harriaburg Book Room Committee recommended that church books, Sunday school cards and literature used iu the Central Pennsylvania Conference be pur chased at the Uarrisburg room, and that Rev. Thomas Wilcox he reappointed superintendent. Rev. Dr. Evans announced that be had just received a check for fcoOO to be devoted towards the building of the Carlisle Methodist church. Tbe meeting to-night was largely attended, and was in tbe Interest of tho veteran ministers. The appointments will be made to-morrow morning, after which the conference will finally adjourn. THE APPOINTMENTS. Up to the hour of going to press we bad not received our report of tbe appointments for the Williamsport district. Rov. J. A. Wood, Jr., of tbe Third Street Church at Williamsport, is to succeed Rev. Bender at Trinity Church, this city. We understand that there is to bo a change at the East Main Street Church, but we are unable to state who will succeed Rev. Evans. ^ A THIEF'S SUICIDE. He Cuti His Throat While Two Ottectivci Are Outside the Door. Wilkesbarue, March 2>L-On the night of February G, the Postoffice at Nicholson, Pa., was robbed of considerable money and postage stamps. A few days later Alfred Sprague, Jesse Ttiomaa and Bill Caster line, of Dalton, waB arrested and committed to the Lackawanna oounty prison to await trial. To-day one of tho prisoners gave evidence implicating Jesse Thomas iu a number of robberies cummltted throughout New Jersey. Joseph Thomas, fatLer of Jesse, was called upon by two detectives this morning in Scranton and requested to go with them to his residence in ton, as they desired to search the premises. On reaching the place they found bis house locked. Thomas volunteered to open a window to gain an entrance, lie did so ;ind tbe officers waited ou the outside fur him to open the door. After he had been in the houao ten minutes or more, nothing being heard from him,the officers concluded to kick in the door, Oa entering tho house tbey found tbe old man lying on the floor in a pool of blood, having cut his throat with a razor. It appears now that be, as well as his son JoEse, bad been "crooked" for years past. They found in the house chests lull of valuable tools belonging to tbe Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, which had been stolen by the son and tbe father. Thomas was alive at 9 o'clock this evening, but cannot recover, OUR LOCAL DRAG NET. GENEKA*. CROOK. BCKIKO. ImpreftBii-e Services Hold Over the Vemains of the Dead Chieftain. Cumberland, Md., March 24 -Tbe functal of tho la'.o Major General Crook took placo iu Oakland this afternoon. The day was a beautiful Spring day, and the crowds congregated upon tbe street corners disousscd the topic of wben Generals Crook and Kelly were taken from hotels in this city by tho rebels, while 3,000 Union soldiers wero camped in the city. The town bore a mournful appearance, Hags at half mast and the principal buildings and stores were draped in mourning, and at tbe hour of tho funeral all places of business wore closed in honor and revei-enoe of the dead chieftain. When tbe remains were taken from the traiu, tbey wero placed on a temporary catafalque and opportunity was given to all present to view tbe remains. Fully one thousand persons availed themselves of tbe opportunity after which the remains weio placed in a hearse, and tbe funeral procession slowly wended its way to tbe quaint old cemetery known as the Odd Fellows Cemetery, on Quality Hill. The services at the grave were conducted by Rev. Dr. Maffet, after which all that was mortal of tbe dead chieftain was left to moulder in the little cemetery. Novel Political Met hod. Washington, March 24.-Tbe novel instance of peculiar political methods was discovered at tho postoffice department today. A number of-telegrams had been rccoived from the citiz.ns of a western city as supposed protesting against the appointment of one of the candidates for the office of ppst-master at that city. These telegrams wero filed away with other papers in tho case, and letters were sent and addressed to tho men whose signatures were attached to tho telegrams acknowledging their rccoipt. Subsequently 07ery one of ibe letters were returned to tbe department with tbe information that tho addresaess could not be found. An investigation revealed tbe feet tb^ t'.ic persons whose names wee signed to tho telegrams were myths and that probably one parson had sent them all in tbe hope of defeating the candidate against v, bom chey were directed. Miners lEpJoictnc. Wii.K�SiiAJ�nK, March 24.-The hearts of five thousand miners in Nanticoke were gladdeued to-day when tho Sasquishauna Coal Company posted a notice at tbeir collieries that on and after April 1st the mineis of the company would work full time during the whole season. When the men read this notice they could hardly believe their eyes. All winter long they bud almost starved iu silence, waiting for a chance to earn enough to keep body and soul together, and now wheu on tho verge of despair, the news comes of full time during the season and has made their hearts beat with joy. To-tlay the town of Nanticoke is filled with rrjoieiug, and many homos into which tbe gaunt wolf of hunger was about to enter is brightened with the prospect vf atcady work and wages. Flack Will be Removed. Neiv Yoiik, March 24.-Colonel Jud-son, Military Secretary to Governor Hill, acting under orders from tho Governor, came to this city from Albany to-day and thm after noon called on Sheriff Flack, in tbe Sheriff's office and served him witb a paper notifying hi in that charges bad been preferred against him by Attorney General Tabor. Ho was also served with a uotice from the Governor, requiring him to show cause why bo should not be to-moytflr^pm the office of sheriff. V erilict of the Jury, Tho Corner's jury holding tho iu. quest on the body of William New-buny, mot last evening at 5 o'clock, but could not agree upon a verdict. Thin forenoon the jury was called together fi{T%iu and a verdict rendered. Tho verdict in substance was to tbe effect that, William G. Newberry died of apoplexy produced by a fall on March 20th, 1800. ISeforo Alderman Harris. Tho bearing of the case of Charles Mosher began this forenoon bafoic Alderman Hams at 9 o'clock. A number of witnesses wimp, examined and the testimony of Dr. ilayen, cue of tho physicians whu made the pnst-rugi'iuin examination of Newberry's body waaukeu. At noon tho hearing was adjourned until 2 o'clock this afternoon. A Reflex of Home Happenings Put Into Readable Shape. A CHAPTER PKOV SECUftT II IS TORT. WHY NOT LOCATE IB LOOK HAVEN? A ltook For the Sunday Schools - Concert Postponed-Knights of the Maccabees Log Drivers at Work-'Wild Geese Flying -Preparing For a Snmiuer's Work-An Eaater Sapper. The proposed extension of the Beech Creek railroad this summer and the increased traffic which will naturally result, will, it 1b rumored, necessitate the building of oxtensive Bhops at some point on the line. Pbillpsburg has already taken steps toward securing the location of the shops in that place by the appointment of a Board of Trade committee instructed to act promptly and do everything possible to secure tbe shops at Philipsbnrg. Tbe borough of Beech Creek, in this county, will also offer liberal inducements to the railroad company to locate the shops in that place and it is said that the railroad officials themselves have heretofore been considerably impressed with the advantages of a site offered near Wayne station. I f the shops are to be built, why not build them at Look Haven, and why not offer suoh inducements as will secure them? This is properly a matter for the Board o( Trade to investigate, and if there is any foundation for the rumors in regard to the proposed new shops, Lock Haveu wants them. A Card From General Merrill. Tho following card from Gen. Jesse Merrill explains bis position on tbe Congressional question, and will prove a source of disappointment to his many friends throughout the district. Lock Haven, March 24,1890. To Editor* Republican and Express; Gkstj.ksuen:-i ibanfe you for the very kind and flatterluc recommendation you gave mo, a few days ago, for tlieCongresKlonal nomination In this Dial net. I learned of U on my return home-after a week's absence-and i hasten to Bay, that I am not a candidate for such nomination, and will not be, under any clrcumHt&nces. I am sincerely and earnestly In favor of the nomination of H. T. Harvey, Esq., for that position, and will use every effort to secure his nomination and glkcllou. A Rlng Tor a Summer's Work. The saw mill mea are putting their machinery in readiness for commencing the summer's sawing. As soon as the water is low enough to get logs to tbe mills tbey will be put in operation. The outlook for a long season of sawing is good. Wild Geese Firing. Large flocks of wild geese are now flying northward aud duriug last night the peculiar noiae they make was heard directly over the city. Their appearauco indicates spring weather. An KasUr Supper. The Woman's Mite Sociuty of the M. E. Church will serve an Easter supper iu tbe 1 town hall at Saloua. A Former Pennsylvanian Relates Some Interesting Pacts About Tacoma THE OfllEP 0ITI OF WASHINGTON. The Advantages Offered -Some of Her Re-sonrc.* aud the Wonderful Profre�aM.de -Bar Banking, Commercial and Educational Facilities- Other Information from the Facile l'en of "John of Lancaster, [Special Correspondence.) WiLUAMsrOBT, March 24 -At the Park Hotel last evening I met W. D. Trier, of Taooma, from wiiom I gleaned some valued information relating to that progressive and flourishing city of the new State of Washington. Mr. Tyler, who will be remembered as tbe popular manager of the Logan Bouse, Altoona, and the Mountain House, at Cresson, a tew years ago, haB been a resident of Tacoma for several years. He was in-duoed to emigrate about the time the new tjwn was founded and take charge of an elegant hotel. Success attended his labors. Ho invested in real estate and tbe rapid rise in values has made him rich. Recently the hotel which he oonduoted was sold, when he temporarily retired from the business. The Taooma Land Compauy iB building another magnificent hotel which will cost six hundred thousand dollars, and it is probable that he will take charge of it. Mr. Tyler had been on a visit to the National Capital to assist in impressing on the minds of our lawmakers the necessity of appropriating sufficient money to erect a suitable public building at Taooma, and he is ou his return to the far Northwest, but came this way to visit his old home at Canton, Bradford county. Mr. Tyler speaks enthusiastically of tbe future of Taooma. He firmly believes it is destined to become a large and flourishing city. On being asked for some information relaling to its location be replied : uTacotna is at the bead of navigation on Paget Sound and is tbe western terminus of the Northern Pacific Kailroad. It is tbe chief city of the Slate of Washington in point of population and commercial importance and has direct communication with Japan and China. It is tributary to tbe great agricultural region known as tbe Columbia Basin, and distributes its products to tbe entire civilized world." "What arc its principal advantages and what progress has it made?" "It is the centre of tbe most extensive, but as yet only partially developed, coal region now known to mankind, and to show its progress it may be stated that in 1830 its population was 720; at the beginning of 1890 it was 35,000. In 1888 the number of votes cast was 2,435; in 1889 the number reached 5,324. For 1888 the post-office receipts were $35,796.68; in 1889 they were $57,172.43. That shows a very rapid increase." "Are there many improvements being made in the city?" "Very many Indeed. During I8S8 the money spent on street improvements amounted to $263,200. Last year tho expenditures exceeded $700,000, and thiB year they will probably reach a million. The Northern Pacific Railroad in 1883 expended on terminal improvements $506,-000, and last year it reached $750,000." "What are your banking, commercial and educational facilities?" "In 1880 there wsb one bank in Tacoma; we now have ten. In 1889 their clearances amounted to twenty five millions of dollars. We have sixty-seven regular steamers, and the shipments of coal for 1889 amounted to 180,840 tons. Our export of lumber for 1889 amounted to 73,000,000 feet, and last year it reached 107,326,280. The assessed valuation of property in 1888 was five millions of dollars; last year it was twenty millions. Iu 1880 wc bad two public sahools; last year there were nine, with school property valued at $264,480. And in addition to this tbe value of private school property is placed at a quarter of a million of dollars. Don't you think our city is in a healthy and thrifty condition ?" There is but little doubt (bat before the close of tho century Tacoma will be a city of large population and great wealth. Mr. Tyler is free to admit that Williamsport is increasing rapidly, much more rapidly than he ever expected to sec, but of course he will not admit that it can keep pace witb Tucoma. Ue will remain here a day or two, wheu ha will start for bis distant home in Washington. Clinton Lloyd, Esq., one of the oldest members of tbe Williamsport liar, has diBposed of his bouse here and located in Washington City, where he wilt reside permanently. He expects to engage largely in tbe real estate business in that magnificent city, as well as iu Virginia and Kentucky, in addition Co his legal practice Mr. Lloyd's wide acquaintance with public men, gained during a former residence of twelve years at the Capital, peculiarly fits him to conduct a large business at that place. Uisson, Col. Thomas W. Lloyd, who has been in partnership witb his fatbor for many years, is now closing up tho business of tho firm, and will soon follow him to Washington. Tbe Messrs. Lloyd have many friends in Williamsport and the WeBt Branch Valley, who will unite in wishing them success and prosperity in tbeir new and enlarged field of operations. Now that it is generally conceded that Hon. William A. Wallace will make a desperate effort to capture the nomination for Governor, there is increased agitation in Democratic circles. The distinguished ClearSelder has many friends in Lyooming county, and he will expect them ID secure the delegates for him. There will be some friction, of course, as the worshippers at the shrine of Bon. William L. Scott, will oppose him; but whether they will be able to marshall sufficient force to defeat him in this county remains to be seen. But all friction in Democratic circles might be allayed by selecting Hou. R. P. Allen as a candidate. He is a gentleman of high standing, acknowledged ability and olean record as a Democrat, and would reflect honor upon his party. Williamsport would be proud to tender him as a peace offering to tbe warring factions, and there would bo no doubt about securing the delegates of Lycoming and adjoining counties for him. There would be wisdom in selecting Mr. Allen. . It is worthy of mention In this correspondence that one of tbe finest wood engravers in Northern Pennsylvania is Charles V. Melhors, of Williamsport, He possesses a natural talent for this kind of artistic work, and through pluok and industry has succeeded in establishing an excellent reputation for himself. Recently be issued a little book filled with specimens of engraving of maohinery, buildings and portraits, all of which are executed in the highest style of tbe art and they show him to be possessed of true artistic instinct. The printing, which was done under the direction of David M. Cowles, foreman '.of Grit job rooms, is as exquisitely executed as the engraving, and shows him to be a typical artist also. To those wanting engraving done Mr. Melhorn will be glad to furnish a copy of this fine book of specimens.., Wherever all things are equal home talent should bave the preference. This is tbe way to build upany branch of business. With several important county office* to be filled at the coming election, politics in L] coming promises to be an exciting issue next fall, and the bosses are already disciplining their forces for the contest. In addition to connty officers, a State Senator and members are to be chosen. Montour and Sullivan counties will very likely contend for the nontinee, as Columbia and Lycoming were last served. The June census will show that Williamsport has population enough to be made a Legislative district, which will intensify political affairs in the city, and as tbe parties are pretty evenly divided (he contest for member will be an ex-oiting one. Ex Representative John Van-vorce and Seth T. Foresman, both Democrats of the Jacksonian school, bare already gone into traiUng for the nomination, whilst James B. Denwortb and "Thode" Hill will probably be candidates on the Republican side, nnless the signs are unfavorable when convention time arrives. It is said that the bug inBeth's bonnet is already as large as a bumble bee and may make tronble In the Democ: convention if opposing bosses trj him down. Denwortb, who is tbtf pi City Recorder, is an active, energetic an wide-awake Republican, and if he finally concludes to compete for the prize, will work with vim and determination totucure it. "Thode," who is a veteran politician, has already enjoyed Legislative honor*, aud will make things "bum" if he take* off his coat and enter? the field. But no matter who secures the nomination, tbe ooming contest already gives promise of being an unusually lively and exhilarating one. . John of Lancaster. Kailroad Employes Must Mot Drijik. President Corbin, of tbe Philadelphia aqd Reading Railroad, haB issued the following order: "All superintendents will bo held strictly responsible for the enforcement of thB rule relating to the use of intoxicating liquors by employes. Men who violate it mast be promptly disohsrged, aud proof that a man goes inside a drinking plaoe while on duty will be ample evidence to warrant his immediate dismissal. Men known to drink to excess or frequent drinking places while off duty must be discharged. Wben employing new men, strict inquiry should be made as to their habit*, and preference always given to those who do not use intoxicating liquors at all. Heads of departments must keep informed as to the habits of the men under them, and make sure that theso nilcs are strictly observed," The order applies to every one in Reading's army of employes, from high offioiala with big salaries to the flagmen at crossings, and there were many different comments by the employes. ;