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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 29, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAK-NO. 25. LOCK HAVEN, FA., SAT UK DAY, MAIiCH 29, 1890. PKICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOK KKOTIIKRS---rUBLISHEBS Xnlice to Subscriber,*. AU subscribers to the Exi'hess wlio intend cLau^ing their residence on or btifjre Ajn-U 1st, will please give prompt notice at this uffi^t, in order that their papers may be delivered at their cow homes. Give the sUeeb and number of the old residence as well as tho uew location. A postal card mailed to tho Evening Express will auawer, and Bavo annoyance, delay and confusion, CURRENT COMMENT. TnoiF. who have aDy reason for "skipping" to Canada should do so soon, as on the 4r,h of April the new extradition treaty with Great Britain goea into oparatioo. In her tour in the Soatb, Mrs. Harrison has been greeted with suoh popular and editorial welcomes as do credit to the seo-tion, famons as it is for its traditional gallantry. Kaiser Wimielm is neelectiDg no opportunity 0f assuring his neighbors that the retirement of Priuce Bismarck will nut affect the character of the foreign policy of the empire. The Republicans in the Legislature at Albany will pass another Liquor License bill this tear. It remains to he seen what trick Govci nor IIill will again play in order that he may kill it. TiiK movement in Kansas for the resubmission of the Prohibition amendment to the people proceeds entirely from Republicans and has spread all over the State. The btst informed political observers in the State believe that the next Legislature there will lay the amendment again before the people. A bill granting a pension of $2,000 a year to the widow of Gen. Crook has been introduced in the House. It should be promptly p3ssed. Gen. Crook w�b one of tho best and bravest officers of our regular army, and the nation should see to it that his widow does not want. The gerrymander of Congressional dis tricts in Ohio is said by the Cincinnati Oommercial Gazette to be so atrocious that even if the Republicans were to carry the State this year by a majority as high as 20,000 they can hardly expect to carry more than six of the twenty-one districts. It is highly creditable to the Delaware, Lackawanna acd Western coal mining company that it haa come to the partial relief of its unemployed coal miners. It is unable to put most of its mines into active operation, but it has instructed all its mine foremen not to collect rent from its un employed laborers and to supply them with all the coal they may require, free of charge. About twelve thousand men are affected by this ordtr. Na Nonna is the name of the new disease which has followed in some parts of Italy and Hungary in the wake of the influenza. People suffering from, this complaint fall into a death-like trance lasting about four days, out of which the patient wakes in a state of intense exhaustion. Recovery is very slow; but so far no fatal case has been reported. AU the patients who have been se'zed with na nonna bad a most severe attack of influenza dnrinjr the winter. The Philadelphia Star says: "It has been Btated that wood work could not be set on Ore from pipes charged with steam, but on last Saturday week the wood work of a mill in this city was ignited from the steam pipe over 300 feet from the boiler. The wood work was old. Unless the ate am pipes are isolated from the wood work fire is likely to occur at any time." As there is a common impression that steam pipes will not set fire to wood, the above note may suggest that safety is a matter of carefulness in all things. Cueecent Commandery, Knights of the Golden Eagle, are showing commendable spirit in their efforts to secure the next annual encampment of that order in this city." They go to Allentown loaded for game and it is the earnest wish of the Express that they may be able to clip the wings of contesting commanderles and land the prize in Lock Haven. District Attorney Brungard, .we understand, will make the speech suggesting Lock Haven as the next placo of rendezvous. The Crescent Commandery is yonng in years but vigorous in strength and increasing in membership sufficient to stagger old orders. Poisoned by Wild FarinlpB. Yesterday afternoon while a 1 ittlo son and daughter of Mr. Gladfelter, who keeps the toll gate on the turnpike above Flem ington, were returning from school they gathered wild parsnips in a field and ate some of them, under ibe impression that they were artichokes. Shortly after reach-idg home both the boy and girl were taken ill, and suffered greatly. At S o'clock in the evening the little girl, aged 7 yean, died from the effects of the poisonous roots she had eaten. The little boy is recovering and was much improved thii morning. A DEADLY Death anil Destruction Strewn in Its Path. A SCENE OF WRECK AND RDIN Flames Add to the Terror of the Cyclone at Louisville. APPAUNG ST0BIES OF THE STORM The Whole West Swept by the Tornado Which Centered at Lomville Thursday Night-A Swath of Ruinf* Three Mile* Long by One Mile Wide Through a I'opnlous Section of the City-Everything Movable Goes Dowa Uefore the Awful Blast of the Death-Deal lag Wind, and Hundreds Buried Beneath the Wreck or Their Home.-The Work of Iteacue Goes Bravely on, Thousands of Living Dieting for the Dead and Dying-Graphic Account or the Frightful Disaster-A Bloodstained Trail of Desolation -Many Towns Laid Waste. Louisville, March 28.--The awful re suits of the cyelone which devastated this city last evening almost baffle description. Still exaggeration is almost impossible, as the human imagination can scarcely depict the scenes of horror and desolation with which the city is filled. The dead, the dying, and the suffering are everywhere, and the ruins of what was yesterday a beautiful and busy portion of the eity, stand out in bold relief, a veritable scene of chaos. Everything is confusion and excitement, 1 wailing and weeping. The authorities j are doing their best to get matters in proper shape, and to-night the people are ; showing a calmer spirit, brought about \ more from exhaustion than any other efforts. the first shock of storm. The storm struok the city between eight and nine o'clock last night. It entered the southeastern portion of the city at Eighteenth street, and swept a path five blocks wide diagonally reaching in a rag ged line to Seventh street, leveling every building in its path-probably 2,500 houses. The city is filled with a crazed mass of people wildly seeking friends. A lar^o force of men are at work on the iuils. Tho buildings on Main street from Eighth to Fourteenth street are in ruins, not ooe of the handsome wholesale houses being left, and all the tobacco warehouses were swept away. On Market street, Falls City Hall, a four story building, was blown down while several Masonic aud Knights of Honor lodges were iu session, and 100 men and women are buried in tho ruins. Every other bouse on Market, Jefferson and Walnut streets from Tenth to Sixteenth street is in ruins. Parkland, a suburb, is swept away. At the union de pot, at the foot of Seventh street, the Chesapeake and Ohio train for Washington was just starting out filled with passengers. The building was prostrated, crushing iu on the train. All the passengers, however, were rescued, except one newsboy. Such desolatiou no city has known in this century. Every .building, tree, and telegraph polo in tho district struck was levelled. came without warning. The cyclone came with scarce a warning sound, and in all the buildings struck the Inhabitants were engaged in their usual avocations, without an effort to escape when their homes collapsed. Tho district laid waste comprises an area of the city three miles long and nearly half a mile wide. The cyclone crossed the river, striking Jeffersonvslle, Indiana, badly wrecking Front street, which is on the river front, but no lives wero lost. Hundreds of wounded have been taken to their homes and the hospitals. All the physicians of the eity are engaged in attending them. At 8 o'clock seven fires were burning. They were all extinguished. No trains arrived from Cincinnati, Lexington or the south on the Louisville and Nashville or Chesapeake and Ohio roads last night. All the railroads, with tho exception of the Pennsylvania line, are compelled to suspend operations. The wrecked por tion of the city lies between Eighteenth, Broadway, Seventh, and Maiu streets. The destroying element passed diagonally across the section, which is probably a mile square. A conductor's story. iKOlANAroLls, March 23.-William M. Robortson, of this eity, conductor of the J. M. and I., left Louisville about 9 o'clock and by bringing his train in over the Ohio and Mississippi tracks, avoided the obstruc- tion on bis own road, which was caused by a tree Mowing across the track, and got bis train Into Indianapolis at '3:15 this morning. He gave a graphic story of the main points of the disaster, and says that in all probability fully SOO lives bavo been lost, Mr. Robertson says be was at supper iu the Metropolitan Hotel at exactly S o'clock, when thero was a crash and roaring on the outside, and all tho diners made a rush for the street. On the streets they were confronted by additional terrors for the air was full of flying bricks and signs and roofs, and, to add to the horror of the occasion, everything was inky darknesB. But only for a moment. The roaring, crashing sound seemed to pass on into darkness, and in the track left by it there sprang up in every direction long sheets of flame by which the scene oould be examined. Then from the masses of ruins which the flames lighted np came shrieks, sobs and moans. awful force of tiie wind.  The storm came up from the southwest and seems to have been a veritable cyclone. The force of the wind was hardly felt above the Gait House, but below that, so far as could be seen by the light of the blaziug ruins, everything wub laid flat on the earth. The Gres that were known to bo burning when Mr. Robertson left were as follows: On Fourteenth street, at Eighth and Main, on Jefferson, above Twelfth, on Walnut between Seventh and Eighth, a big foundry on Fourteenth street, the Kentucky Flouring Mills, the Falls City Hall, in which two or three secret societies were holding meetings, was laid llat on the ground. la the main ball a dance was in progress at the time, and it is be'.ieved 300 lost their lives in this building alone. The sheds at the Seventh street depot were blown down, covering the Louisville and Southern trains, which were being made up, and injuring large numbers of people. Street cars wero blown from their tracks in many cases aud crushed against the walls of buildings and, before the Sentinel's informant left, a large number of wounded who bad received their injuries in this way were already reported. fiiky for the flames. When tho Qzo broke oat in tho tuiiis uu ; Seventh street, a man, his wife and little ' girl were seeu wedged under the debris, and although they shrieked and moaned and the spectators made almost herculean efforts to release them from their position, it was impossible, and they slowly burned to death before helpless hundreds. None of those who came through on the J. M, and I. train could estimate tho extent of the disaster, but everywhere that a fire served as a beacon lightevorything seemed to be swept clean. In the streets through which tho passengers went to reach the dopot there wore dead and dying, and from known facts and floating rumors thero was reasou to believe that the number of dead would reach fully 1,000. The gas works and electric light plants are wrecked, and the city is in absolute darkness. From the conduct of the fire department it was thought that the water works had also been wrecked, and that there waB difficulty in getting water to play on the fires, whiob, as the train pulled out, were springing np in all directions. relief for the suffering. A. 13. Lewix, who left Louisville last night, says that the streets from the Louisville hotel to the JefTersonville, Madison and Indiana station, (Fourteenth Btreet), were filled with debris; that part of the slury of the hotel mentioned waB carried away, and the building adjoining reduced to kindling wood. He says that the death list will certaiuly reach 800. A meeting of citizens has been called for noon at the Board of Trade to-day, to provide relief for the families of the dead and injured. The Relief Committee of tho Indianapolis Board of Trade, under the leadership of Colonel Eli Lilly, loft this city at 9 a. m. to-day for Louisville with a corps of surgeons and surgical appliances. The Colonel also carried $1,000 in cash to relieve the immediate wants of the destitute and suffering. the work of rescue. Louis villi-:, March 2�.-Tho work of rescuing tbo mangled dead goes bravely oa. A hundred anxious men worked as they never workod before for the bodies of their wives, fathers, mothers, brothers aud sisters, that lie buried iu tho shapeless mass of brick and mortar that covers the sito whore yesterday stood tbo Fulls City Hall. The cries of tho men, women and and children rend the air ou every side. A surging crowd of ten thousand people block the streets for squares about tho scene of the catastrophe A Iar Information having reached us that statements arc in circulation in oertain (parts of tho State that our townsman, Senator G. W. Delamater, while making a speech in response to a seranade after returning from the Republican State convention in 1S88, said: 1 'A now leaf has been turned over in Republican politics in Pennsylvania. There has been too much 'old soldier.' It is time the 'old soldier' took a baok seat and gave the young m.tn a chanoo." lifsolvcd. That while this Post must refrain, anove libelous falsehood to go unchallenged. We know that, unou the occasion named Sseo-utor DelatnaierdUl not use the aforesaid lan-utmKe, nor uuy language wblch could be so Interpreted-end from our krjuwledge of bis character, we do not believe he has ever Qsed it. Most ot the members of this Post have known Mr. Delamater from boyhood, and know that he has ever been a faithful and true friend of the veteran soldier. In private life he has been generous and kind, and In official life be has supported every measure for their relteraud protection. The above resolution was unanimously adopted at a regular meeting of Sergeant Pceilor Post, No. 331, G. A. R, held Thursday evening, March 20, 1890. Cviu.'s Haiu'EK, Commander. Attest:-Fos. F. Bessett, Adjutant. Contractor CUdlafher'a Peril. E. T. Gallagher, of this oity, who has tbe contract for making tbe repairs to tbe abutments and pier of tbe bridge at tbe east end of Great Island, had an experience yesterday which he is not likely to soon forget. Mr. Gallagher was superintending the men who were at work on the pier in the middle of the river and was standing upon a pile of saw logs and drift timber which had lodged against the upper side of tbe stone work. A heavy timber raft came floating down the river and struck tbe log pile, scattering tbe logs in every direction. The raft was too faraway from Mr. Gallagher for him to reach it. Fortunately for him there was a rope hanging over the side of the pier whiob was fastened to something at the top of tbe pier. He grasped tbe rope, and si though it was but a small oable of half inoh thickness, be endeavored to raise himself hand-over-hand to the top of the pier. He is a heavy man and soon frond be oonld not accomplish that, so he concluded to make the best of tbe situation and retain bis grasp on the rope until a row boat wonld oome to relieve bint from his peril. The water around the pier is about twenty feet deep and runs very swift. For twenty-five minutes he retained bis hold on tbe rope and in tbis way alone saved himself from drowning, as tbe men on the top of the pier could do nothing to assist him. Wben the boat oame to his rescue he gently dropped into it and was taken to the shore. Last night he was nervous and badly broken up by the affair. It was indeed a_narrow escape from drowning, and theie are few men wbo wonld have the coolness or physical power to sustain their weight by their hand alone for tbe same length of time under similar circumstances. THE NEW DEPOT. The Pennsylvania. Railroad to Bnlld  New Station In This City. Tbe question as to whether the Pennsylvania Railroad Company will make a ohange in the location of their main passenger depot in this oity, and erect a new building at a more convenient point nearer the centre of the oity, is being discussed considerably since the exclusive publication of the information in the Etpbbsb that suoh a movement would be made soon. There is really no reason for doubt in the matter. What the oauses are for ohauglng the location are not positively known, but that tbe oompany has decided on a sew location for the station is a faot that is known. It is stated by reliable authority that the building now used as a depot and passenger station will be occupied by a firm now doing business in tbis city, who will largely increase their business when possession of the old passenger station is given them next fall. Just what agreement the railroad oompany has with those from whom the land on which the old building stands was originally obtained is best known to those most interested. Certain it is that the proposed change has been decided upon, and that it meets with the general approval of tbe citizens of Lock Haven, and that the new location will have many advantages over the old one. The new depot will be erected this summer. Closing- or the M1U Hall Schools. The Hill Hall public schools 'held their closing exercises in Brady's Hall on Thursday afternoon. Prof. S. F. Suiter, Miss Iola J. HcKean and Miss Annie E. VanDyke constituted the efficient corps of teachers of these schools. The teachers, children and citizens were interested in the work. The dosing exercises were to be given in one of the school rooms, but it soon became apparent that a school room would not accommodate all the people wbo desired to attend. Dr. Freeman Brady kindly came to the rescue by offering his hall for the occasion. The hall was well filled with an appreciative audience when Miss Pearl Bartholomew oame forward on the stage and made a pleasant opening address- The recitation of "Sixty Tears Ago" by Miss Maggie Crispin made us think that we oonld imagine little girls playing with broken pieces of china with as muoh pleasure as they now do while playing with the modern Bets of toy dishes. A dialogue, "Keeping School," was well performed and naturally led us to infer that modern school teaching was a decided improvement on old time school keeping. AU the dialogues were performed very oreditably. Recitations were given by Misses Bertha Cowling, Helen Flanagan, Blanohe Irwin, Bessie Bartholomew, Frankie Bartholomew, Barbara Clark, Nellie Stiver, Maud Hunter, Maud Chatham, Ettie Ros-ser, Jennie Bennett and Masters Fred Roffe and George Garth, besides others. The Mill Hall "Gazette" was ably edited and well read by Hiss Jane Bartholomew. The singing was very good. A Webster's unabridged dictionary as the property of the grammar school is one of tbe results of bard work on the part of teaober and pupils. A vote of thanks was tendered Prof. Suiter and others for interest shown in this wofk. A GUEST. One orthe Beet of the Season. "Hilarity" as given by Charles A. Loder and his excellent company at the Opera House last night proved to be one bifj lingo, from beginning to end. It is a delightful skit on wbioh are strnng numerous specialties by some of the best known artists of the Vaudeville stage. The audience was large last evening but a return visit wonld fill the hall to overflowing. Tbe people who were present last night are aotually laughing yet. - sunday SERVICES. Additional local on fourth page. A Hodden Death. Mrs. Susan Krape, wife of H. M. Krape, died suddenly of paralysis tbis morning at her home in Salona, aged 73 years. Mrs. Krape has not been in good health since she had an attack of la grippe last winter. This morning she arose from her bed no worse than usual. Wben she descended the stairway and just as she stepped from tbe last step she fell, stricken with paralysis and was dead in a moment. The funeral will take place on Monday; services to be held in the Lutheran ohnreh at Salona at 10 o'olook a. m., and interment to be made at Cedar Hill cemetery. Services at the Baptist ohuroh at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at 2:15' p. m. Services in the Disciple church at the usual hours conducted by Rev. J. H. Mundy, of Alba, Pa. Servioes at the Reformed ohuroh at the usual hours. German Servioes at 2. p. m. Sunday School at 9:30 a. m. Services in tbe English Lutheran church by the pastor at 10:30 a. m., and 1 p. m* Sunday school at 2 o'olook p. m. Yonng People's prayer meeting at 6:15. At Trinity M. E. Church-Preaching at 10:30 a. m. by Rev. H. R. Bender. Sunday school at 2 p. m. Meeting of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor at C p. m. No preaching in the evening. East Main Street M. E. Church-Sunday school at 3 a. m. Class meeting at 10:30 a. m. Young men's meeting at 645 p.m. Preaching at 7:30 p.m. Preaching at Flemington in the morning at 10:45, and at Bald Eagle school bouse at 3 p. m., by the pastor, 8. B. Evans, ;