Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 27, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
oettm NINTH YEAR-NO. 23. LOOK HAVEN, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS, EVENING EXPRESS KINSLUK KKOTHKHS---MJBI.1MIBBS Notice to Subscriber*. All subscribers to the ExritEss who in tend chauging their residence on or before April 1st, will please give prompt notice at tbis office, Iu order that their papers may ba delivered at their Dew homes. G ive tbe street ami number of the old residence as well as the new location. A postal card mailed to tbe Evening Express trill answer, and save annoyance, delay aud confusion. CURRENT COMMENT. Tns best evidence that the revised tariff bill is a good one Is that tbe lree trade organs are attacking it. There is a curious law In Kansas, which is ia the nature of compulsory voting-imposing a poll tax of $2 50 on all voters who abstain from the right of suffrage. The World's Fair will he held in 1893, commencing in Ma; and closing in October. The postponement was made to allow Chicago time* to get ready for the big show. As a Reading boy has died of yellow fever, supposed to have been caught from pet alligators from Florida, tbe importation of the saurians will be more limited in tbe future. If it is admitted that speak-easios Sourish just as well under prohibition as under high license, how can their existence in a high license community be an argument for propibition. Easter comes early tbis year, and it is to be hoped somebody will notify the weather clerk in time to bave him get the weather Bottled fair before it arrives. The Easter bonnets must have a show. THE DOINGS AT WASHINGTON The Eepublican Committee Spend the Entire Pay in Hearing Representatives. HIDES RESTORED TO THE FREE LIST New Yokk Press: If P. T. Barnum cannot find any other earth on which to locate his big tent let him pitch it in Riverside Park, where we were going to put the World's Fail*. Bamum'a show is a World's Fair in itself. The New Yorlr papers are severe on Mayor Grant, who is likely to be impeached and also tried on criminal charges. Even those which supported him and helped to elect him to the Mayoralty have nothing for him but abuse. At the Republican primary elections in Tioga county, held March 24th, Ex-Auditor General J. B. Niles was the unanimous choice of that county for Congress in this distriot. If Tioga insists upon having the nomination Mr. Niles will be a hard man to defeat and if nominated will carry the district by a large majority. That there are many public institutions in this and other States where wrongs are practiced on tbe inmates is undoubtedly true. But because there are suoh, is no evidence that all are to be ranked in this category. There is no juBt cause for as-Bailing institutions established for generations and controlled by tbe best of men, simply because discharged employes have grievances. It is sometimes well to go slow in these condemnations. According to the New York Sun base ball professionals are well paid. In 1881 J. H. O'Rourke was paid a salary of $2,-000. In 1882 T. J. Eeefe was paid $2,400. In 1833 and in 1884 William Ewing beaded the list with an annual salary of $3,100.-O'Rourke came to the front again with $4,500. In 1886 and in 1887 Fred Dunlap Was paid $4,500, and in 1888 the same player received 7,000-the largest salary that was ever paid to any base ball player. In 1889 Ewing and Dunlap each received |5,000. Other salaries have risen proportionately. The Arrestb Tor a Year. Chief Burgess James H. Ferguson, of Reooto in a communication to tbe borough council Bays 95 arrests were made in that place doring the year for violation of the borough laws. Of this number 17 paid their floes amounting to $34. PERSONAL PKNCIMNG9. James A. Bickford returned this morn, ing from a business trip to Philadelphia* E. S. McNaul, clerk to the Commissioners, is again at his post of duty hav'mg fully recovered from his long illness. S. S. Whiteman and family changed their residence yesterday from First street to East Water street near Washington. David Baird and Charles Siockham are Well known lumbermen, of Camden, N. J., who are registered at the Fallon House, G. B. Perkins of the Keystone Store is in New York city purchasing another supply of carpets for the spring trade. Mrs. Harry Bette, of Pine Creek township, who was seriously ill some time ago is now able to move about the house, much to tbe gratification of her friends. William Boyer, who was formerly a resident of tbis oity but moved to Wil-liamsport last spring has again removed to this city and is occupying tbe late residence of Col. E. C. MoClure, West Main itreel. The Committee i)evot�8 tbe Entire Day to the Reconsideration of Items Against Which Proteit* Had Been Entered-The Duty ou Jute Baggiag Increased-A Protest From Brewers. Washington, March 2G.-Taking advantage of the opportunity afforded by the debate in the House, the Republican members of the Ways and Means committee spent the entire day in consultation and hearing tbe representations touching the Tariff bill. The disoussion touched upon acids, oils, borax, copper and Dickie, hides and a large number of other subjects. A delegation of brewers and malsters from Oswego objected to the increased duty on Canadian barley. A New York city delegation lodged an earnest protest against the proposed increase of duty on fine Hnen from 35 cent, to 50 per cent, and a number of representative glovers nrged tbe committee to stiok to the provisions of tbe present law as it affected gloves, but to add some safeguards against undervaluation. The principal action of the day was a reconsideration of the decision to tax hides, and they have been restored to the free list. The duty on jute bagging waB also increased. THE OHIO RIVER FLOOD. Ho Further RI�e Expected aud the Paoger About Over. Cincinnati, March 20 -Another bright dear day with a brisk cool wind gives an air of unusual eheerfullness to everybody to whom high water in the Ohio river could bring comfort or disaster. Besides that the river has reached its maximum, 59 feet 2 inches, and after remaining at that height for several hours has begun to decline. It has fallen two inches at 10 o'clock this morning. All reports from above show that no further rise is possible without another rain, which doesuot seem at hand. One foot more of rise would have caused more than 100 per cent, more inconvenience, for it would have invaded so many first floors of tbe buildings. The aggregate of loss by the fl)od is much less than usual, because of the lessonB given in 1883 and 1884 by the great floods of those years. People have arranged to leave property not so exposed. Railroads have raised their grades, and there is a genera] condition of readi ness to keep out of the way of tbe water. Still many manufacturers and establishments in Mill Creek valley and along the river front are compelled to stop for a few days, and these will bave their machinery more or less damaged by water, but there are no houses swept away and no lives in peril. The wind has sent waves against the levees at Lawrenceburg and caused one or two breaks there, but the city is still protected from auy serious inundation. With the present conditions the water will rapidly fall, and things will go on as before in a few days. A Burning Wreck. Altoona, March 2G.-A freight wreck occurred at Lilly's Station, a few miles west of here late last night, caused by a rear end collision. The wreck took fire and set fire to two hotels and and dwellings. There is no fire engine there, and the only defense against the flames is a bucket line from the creek near by. The engineer of Engine No. 3s5 had his wrist broken in fighting the flames. No others are reported injured. Travel w'� 11 be delayed three to four hours. At 11:30 p. m. the fire is still burning, aud it is reported that assistance has been telegraphed for. To Investigate Maryland'* Treasurer. Annai'Olis, March 20.-The Governor sent a message to the Legislature to-night transmitting a communication from the State Comptroller, in which ho states that ho has discovered a misappropriation of State securities in the hands of State Treasurer Stevenson Archer. The nies sage proposes the appointment of a committee to investigate the treasurer's accounts. Treasurer Archer is lying critically ill at his home in Bolair. A Big Mine to Suspend. Ashland, March 2C-Tbe big mine run colliery will suspend operations on the 1st of April for an indefinite period. This mine employs over five hundred men, and bag been the only colliery in the region working full time for many years. The reason given for suspension is the dull market. The Bate Ball Liitgittlun. NewYouk, March 2G.-In the case of the New York National League base ball club against Buck Ewing, asking for an injunction to restrain the latter from playing ball with any otberclub. Judge Wallace this morning sitting in the United States Circuit Court denied the motion. UK. H1CKV FORECAST. Warm Weather Early In April Followed by a Cold Wave later On. Rev. Irl B. Hicks, of St. Louis, publishes the following weather forecast: A feature in tbe outlook for April, without meteorological significiDce further than this dose coincidence with the periods of disturbance, is the fact that every change of the moon falls on a Saturday, and all but tbe last at an early morning hour. Full on the 5th about 3 a. m.; last quarter on tbe 12th, between 4and 5 a. m.; new moon on the VJih, about 2 a. m.; and first quarter on tha 26th, near 11 o'clock, p. m. Tho cool to cold weather following the last storm period for March will bo followed by rising, reactionary temperature, with much tendency to vernal storms about the 1st and 2d, especially tbe 2d of April. The early days of April wilt pitch a Summer temperature into many belated snow banks of March. About tho Cth, nature's forces will bo-gin to organ.za for the storm movements which are almost sure to take place be tweeu that date and the 10th. Tbe Geo, 7th, 8th and 9ch are the danger days of the calendar. It will be wise to count on much rain, attended with lightning, wind and hail, witb snow, perhaps, in Northerly sections. After the storms of this period and through much of the interim up to the reactionary warmth and storms about the 13th, it will ba quite cool, with much froBt. Be prepared for such. A secondary cool to cold wavo from West and North will travel immediately in the van of a rapidly rising temperature, aud storms moving from West aud East- some of them active and violent-will occur about the ltkh, 20th aud 21st. During the remainder of the month there will be more tendenoy to "April showers," that is, clouds will not be organized into general, far-reaoning stormB, but will be broken and detached, with many local downpours, and patches of proverbial "sunshine between the showers." This will especially be so about the 25th and 26Gb. Frost about the 27th and 28ch ueed | not strike any one in middle to Northerly ' sections unawares. j Tho moDth will go out with a warm and j rising temperature, with storm indications iu sight to the west. A prime disturbing factor falls on the 30tb, whiah often precipitates violent storms promptly as the arrival of a railroad traiu. The close of April and the opening of May will hold some very important ttorm.stock in common, beginning in the West, ending to the East. If we had to select the dates of greatest earthquake probability, we would fall upon and near tbe 5th, 19th, 20th and 21at. Upon the whole, continued heavy precipitations may be generally counted on for April. OUR LOCAL DRAG NET. PUNGENT POT I'OUKKI. A Reflex of Home Happenings Put Into Readable Shape. CONDITION OF THE TIMBER MARKET No More �lshiog With Net*. It is not generally known that by the act approved May 22, 18S9, all kinds of n3t or seine flahiug, or any other appliance for tho catching of fish (which thus includes outlines) is prohibited under a penalty of $100, or tbreo months imprison ment, or both, with tbe forfeiture of boats, nets and all appliances. Fish wardens and all other public officers are authorized to desstioy nets of all kinds or any other devices uesd and arrest the parties using them on the spot, and any party interfering with such officer or resisting Arrest will bo subject to a Goo of $100 or three mouths in jail, or both. The only per-missable or legal way for catching game fish in season is by rod, hook and line. One-half tho flue goes to tho officer. The penalty for catching any gamo fish out of season is 10 for each fish. The New York Ledger. Tlic Easter number of tho New York Ledger is rendered especially attractive by an uncommonly beautiful cover painted in colors. The central design is a picture of Easter morning in the country, the road to churcu, with a border of Easter lilies. ThiB number contains the first chapters of a now story by Amelia E. Barr entitled, "Tho Household of McNeil," which open well, and bids fair to rival "Jan Yedder'a Wife," so far the beat known of Mrs. Barr's romances. A Greater I'cril to he Avoided. Agricultural depression is not limited to KatiB&F', it is f�.t in the producing regions of the entire world. The American Tariff does not causo it-tho American Tariff has simply prevented its distressing effects from being fult so severely in this country as in some othur uountrico. If an era of Free Trade in this couutry were to produce eveu temporary stagnation in our home manufactures, Kansas farmers, and Iowa farmers, nod Dakota farmers would be ruined,-Miuueapotis Tribune. An Engine on the New Road. Yesterday a locomotive waH put on the uew canal railroad iu WiUinmBpovt and tho breaks at the street crossings hoiug closed tho work of tilling up the abandoned "ditch" progreFHed rapidly during tho day. The sight of the iron horse created considerable excitement among the people who dwell along tbe line. A ttoy*a Leg Broken-Tho Loos Distance Telephone-February Weather-Lookout For Them-To Superintendents and Teachers-Notice to AiscHors-New Billiard Room. Rafts of square and round timber came in lively yesterday, and the river to-day continues la good running condition. A fairly good run is expected to arrive today. The rafts are not allowed to remain long here, but are sent on below as rapidly as possible. At Clearfield this morning there was a two and a half foot flood. On account of an obstruction in the stream at Curwensville no rafts could pass that place until last night, when tbe obstacle was removed. The raftsmen arc having considerable trouble at Williamsport this spring. Tha Gazette and Bulletin of this morning says: There was an exciting scene at the ohute between three and four o'clock yesterday afternoon, caused by the narrow escape of a raft, which came near going over the dam. The raft pulled out from the island east of Maynard street on its passage down the river, and was nearing the chute when a heavy w ind commenced blowing, and the men at tho oars lost control. They palled with all their strength, aud the only thing that saved them was the temporary calm, which enabled tbem to enter the mouth of the chute. One end of the raft struck the abutment causing the timbers to oreak. Tho men were very near exhausted. A Boy's Leg Broken. John Clark, the sixteen-year-old son of Samuel Clark, mot with an accident yesterday which resulted in one of his IcgB being broken between the knee and the ankle. Young Clark in company with the boy who drives the delivery wagou for Bauder's grocery story, went to the residence of Proctor Myers on East Water street, and while the driver was delivering goods in Mr. Myers' house Clark undertook to act as driver. The wagon upset, and tbe unfortunate boy's leg was caught in the wheel and his leg broken. Dr. Watson was summoned and gave him surgical attendance, aud he was afterwards removed to his parents residence in the First ward. De suffered considerable pain during the night. The Lou. Ball, at Lock Haven, and says if be doesn't bave to stay at home to mind the baby, he is going down to show the Lock Haven bloods what a newspaper man knows about dancing. Tbe sight of that old white-beaded politician oapering and oat-ting pigeon wings to the tune of the "Irish Washerwoman," would make the reoord-ing angel lay back and snort. By-the-way, Hand-in-Hand, don't let bim back out on tbe baby-minding excuse. His 'baby' is sixteen years old. Make bim go and invite Lydia Pinkham or Dr. Mary Walker or Belva Lockwood for a partner for bim. Sells Tlmo at Ten Cents a Week. A hunchback man at Chicago gets a living by selling the time of day. He has a chronometer and it is warranted time. He has a oertain territory wbieb he goes over and furnishes the housewives in that territory with the time of day once aweek. He gets 10 cents from each patron. Lock Haven Farultnre. P. P. Rittman, dealer in house furnishing goods, is filling to-day a large order for furniture for tho National Hotel at Dunoannon. Tbe Chamber suites are from the Lock Haven Furniture Company's factory. The order also includes mattresses, bed springs and parlor furniture. .