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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - March 31, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAR-NO- 26. LOCK HAVEN, PA., MONDAY, MARCH 31. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS. EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOK BKOTHKKS - TEACHING GIKLS TO SEW. An Appeal For Aid From the Manager! of tbe Indnstrl*l Sciiool. Among tbe charitable works undertaken by the Udiea ot tbe Woman'b Christian Temperance Uuion, none have proved more successful tbaa tbe organization of tbe Industrial School which is held iu tbe rooms over Hilton's drug store every Saturday afternoon. Upwards of sixty girls whose ages range from seven to fourteen yean meet in tbe rooms once a week from October to April and are taught to intelligently and economically use tbe needle. There are two departments in tbe Industrial School. In the Infant Deparment all the youugeat of the girls are instructed how to uso a needle, and patchwork for quilts is the only sewing they do until they have acquired sufficient skill to enter the advanced class where articles of wearing apparel are made. .The cloth is furnished by tbe ladies who have charge of the school and the girls in the advanced class are each permitted to make two garments for themselves, after which they sew on garments foi tbe girls in tbe Infant department. Mies Mabel Furet is Superintendent of the Iufant Department, but owing to illnes3 has not been able to attend to her duties for some time. During her absence Miss Miriam Scott presides iu her department, and gives tbe necessary instructions to the girls. Miss Maggie Merrill ia tbe Superintendent of Bewing in the room wbere the older girls work, and Miss Conkliu is general Seperiutendent of the school. Other ladies who are deeply interested in the work aud are often pres ent to assist are Mrs. D. F. Good, Mn. O. D. Batterlee, Mrs. Dr. J. H. Hayes, Mrs. Frederick Kiearner, Misa Ella Fredericks, Miss Mame Zollere, and others. At each Saturday's session of tbe school the children who can, contribute one penny, and tbe money received in that way is expended for children^' papers from which instruction is given. After April 1st, the sewing is laid aside and the rooms are used as a place of meeting for the Loyal Temperance Legion, composed of both boys and girls. Many of the girls when they enter the Industrial School have no knowledge whatever of needle work, some of them never threaded a needle until they entered the school. They are taught to use the needle profitably and to make garments while at the Bame time they are given moral and religions instructions which cannot fail to be beneficial to tbem. Tbe expenses connected with tbis most commendable work is a heavy tax upon the ladies who are conducting it, and they believe that when tbe people of tbis city are made aware of tbe fact that contributions, either of suitable goods or of money will be acceptable and gratefully received, there are many who will gladly contribute. Persons who are charitably inclined and who desire to contribute, can n:ake donations to any of tbe above named ladies and by so doing they will assist in a work of charity which has heretofore been carried on by private exertions. Tbe ladies of the W. C. T. TJ., hope for a generous response to thiB appeal. The New York Fashion Bazar. The April number of Tfte New York Fashion Bazar is replete with many new and elegant designs in home, visiting and reception toilets. A two-pago colored plate supplement, designed and finished by Messrs. Lord and Taylor, Broadway and Twentieth Btreet, New York, with full descriptions of each design, adds greatly to the current number. Several very interesting articles on mirror decoration and drapery, lamp mats, tidies, tea easy, etc. Published by George Muuro, New York, Price 93.00 a year. Twenty-five cents single copy. A VERY PERILOUS VOYA&E The 8teamer 'Oity of Paris" Arrives Safely in Port at Queenstown. A BRAVE AOT OF THE ENGD1EEB DIl.blDd by th. Banting or the Cylinder of One of Her Kngines on Tuesday and Rendered H.lptou Until Help Cam. In the Snap. Of the Steamer AlderK�te Which Towed Bar Into Part. Qceenbtown, March 30,-Tbe Ionian line steamer City of Paris, towed by tbe �teamer Aldersgate, arrived at Queens-town at 4 o'clock tbis morning. The accident by which the City of PariB was disabled ooonrred on Tosday, and was caused by the breakage of tbe low pres-snre cylinder of the port engine, tbe flying pieces of metal forcing the bulkhead and disabling the starboard engine. The water, whioh flooded the engine compartments, was forced through the iujeotor tubes, which it is alleged the engineers during the excitement bad neglected to shut. She starboard engine was shattered almost to pieces; the port engine rooms were filled with upward of 2,000 tons of water, and tbe port engine was entirely useless. FKIGHTENED I'iSSESUSBS. The passengers were muoh excited, i>ut the captain and officers sncoeeded in assuring tbem that there was no danger. Tbe life boats were oleared in readiness for use, and tbe pumps were kept working. Tbe steamer drifted helplessly until tbe 26th instant, when tbe captain sent Chief Officer Pasaon and six men in a life boat to get into the track of other line steamers in the hope of being able to intercept the City of Chester or Adriatic. The boat met tbe Adriatic which declined to take the City of Paris in tow. COLLAPSE of AN ENGINE. All went well until the evening of the 25th, when at 520 p. m. while the steamer was going at foil speed, tbe starboard engine suddenly collapsed, and the low pressure cylinder broke, smashing tbe injector water pipe connections, and bursting tbe iron bulk head, dividing tbe port and starboard engines. Tbe metal flow around in all directions. A portion of tbe machinery smashed through the steamer's double bottom. The water pouring through the hole into tbe engine rooms, compelling the engineers and firemen to rusb to the deck for safety. Terrible oonsequences would havo ensued but for the bravery of tbe second engineer, who at the peril of his life, enveloped as he was In hissing steam, managed to shut off the steam, thus saving the machinery from total demolition, whioh would have happened had tbe engine continued working. He then escaped unhurt. THE STEAMER IK TOW. The Aldersgate now hove in Bight and offered to tow tbe City of PariB. The offer was accepted. Tbe Aldersgate is a small steamer unable to tow over four or five knots hourly, and the progress was slow until Saturday, when tbe Ohio was sighted. She stood by until Fastnet was sighted. Two tugs were sent later. The water kept rising in spite of the work of the pumps. An examination Is being made by divers. The accident ocourred 315 miles west of Fastnet. OUATJTDDE OF THE PASSENGEnS The passengers held a meetiug at which they leturned thanks to Providence for their delivery. Tbey also expressed their appreciation of thB exemplary conduct of the captain and crow, and raised a subscription of �60 for theLiverp jol and New York Mariners1 Institute. Attempted Suicide. A correspondent of the Renovo News writing from Westport, says reports reached that place that Jtmes Quran had attempted to take his own life by hanging himself to the rafters of a barn near Ham-mersley's Forks. Quinn was discovered by Arthur Fish. Dr. Wilson had hard work to revive bin). Tbe cause assigned for the rash act is "crossed in love" by a Westport girl. Pilled His Order. "Give me a glass of tbe best in the house," said an inebriated individual at one of tbe hotel bars in tbis city. "Here it is," replied he of the glasses and decanters, at tbe same time graveiy depositing on tbe bar a glass filled to overflowing with pore water. Tbe would-be customer took as Btraight a route for the door as his condition would permit. Gifts for a Scha ul Teacher. At tbe close of tbe Grammar School of Beech Creek borough last Thursday, the principal, IraN. MoCloskey, was presented by the pupils with a handsome Autograph quilt and the Poetical woika of Owen Meredith. Sad Fatality. Jkhsky City, Maroh 30.-A four-year-old son of Captain John Peterson, of the schooner Minnie, fell overboard yesterday and was drowned. The bady was recovered and sent to tbe morgue. In the evening Captain Peterson started for this city to arrange' tor the funeral. As be was crossing tbe Central railtoad tracts at Jersey avenue he was struck by a train and killed. The body was sunt to tbe morgue, and placed beside that of the drowned boy. WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO BEE. Some lteal and Fanclfol Thing* That Would lEenellt Our People. Blind men see. Deaf men bear. Canada annexed. - Settled weather. Everybody happy. Prosperity everywhere. The woild grow honest. Good sowerage adopted." More cash in the country. More flagstone pavements. Every spring poet beheaded, Tbe streets of the city paved. Three blind mioe that oan see. " Ourselves as others see us." No buBtneBS failures tbis year. More fish in the West Branch. Keller's new hotel make money. The Barnum show pay us a visit. Cats have a~.ore fur and less lung. Less vacant seats In our ohurohos. Council have a picnic this summer. A oirous advertisement tell tbe truth. An almanac without an advertisement. Men talk politics without getting mad. A good base ball club here this season. Less bangs and more natural back hair. The coming strawbeiry box bold a quart. A gymnasium added to tbe . High J School. The West Branch overflow with silver dollars. Look Haven roll up 10,000 at the next census. Everybody sutscribe and pay for tbis paper. A Young Men's Christian Association organized. Less loafing on tbe street corners and postoffice. The heaveuly record of some professed Christians. Gold discovered in the Bald Eagle mountains. Everybody pay their bills and love their neighbors. I All the bridges and public roads in the county free. Main street opened to tbe Tsland bridge tbis summer. Memorial Day appropriately observed all over the land. Francis Wilson and tbe "Gondoliers" come to Lock Haven. More of our pretty girls in the kitchen and less on tbe streets. Clinton county turn out a president within the next decade. Tbe Lebigb Valley railroad come on through to Lock Haven. Two good boat clubs here next summer, and friendly races on tbe river. Tbe city own its own eleotrlo light plant and the streets brilliantly illuminated. All married men who attend tbe Lilly Clay show take their wives with them. The lumbermen have a good season and retrive some of their losses of last June. A child that can eat an ounce of taffy without smearing a pound over its faoe. All who have changed or are about to change their place of residence satisfied. High School girls go along tbe street without taking up the whole pavement. Lock Haveu secure several new industries before the river freezes over again. Every room in the new Normal school building occupied aa sool- as finished. The National Goverment appropriate $100,000 for Public Buildings for Look Haven. Nice weather and clean streets during the Knights Templar oonciave in tbis oity in May. The next annual encampment, of the KnightB of the Golden Eagle be held In this city. Those in Bearch of wall paper to examine tbe stuck at The Republican Book Store beforo purchasing. A big Fourth of July demonstration, to let the outside world know that we have fully recovered from our June ducking. A light placed at the entrance of the Opera House, so as to enable people to retire more redily after entertainments. An ice machine in this vioimty that would supply us with pure ice sb oheaply as if our dealers had secured a good crop. Tbe third Annual ball of the Iiaud-in-Hand Hose Company prove tbe greatest social and financial succeB of tbe time. Off for AUentown. descent Commandery, Knights of tbe Golden Eagle, left this morning for Allen-town, accompanied by the Juvenile band, of Renovo. The Knights made a handsome appearanoe as they marched from their Castle to the Beech Creek depot. The Juvenile band attracted as much attention as tbe Golden Eagles did, and the musie they rendered on the maroh was very creditable. ~~ Tbe Bottle Burtted. Saturday evening a bottle of Apulonaria water bursted at the- Rochester Brewing Company's headquarters, and a pieoe of glass struok the manager, Mr. W. F. Sperring, on the back of the right hand cutting a deep gash. Dr. Priesou dressed the wound, which was an exceedingly , painful one. SOME MORE RAILROAD NEWS How-tha Lehigh Valley Bailroad Oontem plates Entering WUliamsport. STARTLING DEVELOPMENTS SOON Death of Henry SDerrlna*. Henry Sperring, a former well-known resident of this city, diod at bis home at Farrandsville Sunday morning of heart disease; aged 60 years. The deceased leaves a wife and five children to mourn his death. The ohildren are A. B. Sperring, W. F. Sperring, Mrs. J. G. Packer, Miss Ruth Sperring and Miss Grace Sperring. The funeral services will be conducted at the family residence, Farrandsville, Wednesday morning at B o'clock. The romains will be brought to this city afterwards on Day Express, ar riving here at 11:15 a. in. The interment will bo made in Highland. Mr. Howard Quss, a student of Diokin-son Seminary, WUliamsport, spent Sunday in this city. The Pennsylvania Railroad Buey Filling Up the Abandoned Canal~Rumoni of the Early Beaicnatlon ot General Sniier-lntendent Neilson Which Would Elevate a Well-Known Official. (Special Correspondence.) WiLLtAMSFOKT, Mar. 29.-The excitement oanaed by the entrance of new railroads into tbis oity still continues and muoh speculation regarding them is indulged in by the "knowing ones." That the Lehigh Valley will sweep around tbe Northern part of the oity through the old Fair Grounds and Old Oaks Park, there seems to be no further doubt, whilst the WUliamsport and North Branch (Munoy Creek) will enter via Jefferson street, South ot the canal, and end at Market street. Options have been obtained on an entire tier of houses for the whole length of the street, on the north Bide, and unless the Pennsylvania Railroad is able (o prevent tbe company from crossing their tracks by injunctions, it is likely this route will be seleoted. In this event the station will be at tbe corner of Market and Jefferson, and the handsome brick residence of William F. Thompson may be transformed into a railroad building, or torn down to make room for one. Corps of engineers employed by the various competing railroad companies are busy all the time running lines la various directions, which keeps the curious in a oonstant state of agitation to know what is contemplated. That we are on the eve of important railroad developments there is no longer any doubt, and real estate agents are compelled to sleBp with one eye open for fear one may steal a march on the other by gaining cootrol of valuable corner lots." The Pennsylvania Railroad Company having been authorized by tbe Court to lay track across the streets on the tow-path, has performed that work and the line from Loyalsock creek to Hepburn street has been completed and the work of filling tip the canal through the city ia now progressing. This temporary track, tbe laying of which was stopped by an injunction for a few days, is for the purpose of enabling construction trains to carry dirt to fill up the "ancient ditch." This will bo a big job, as more than one hundred thousand oubio yards of earth will be required. Once the canal is filled up, permanent tracks will bo laid in the ceotre, and switches will connect with all the manufactories on the line. As the extensive iron manufactory of Rowley & Her-mance pays about 13,000 per annum for drayage, it will be seen that the road will be of great service to them. Other establishments will be similarly beueflted. Several switches have already been placed in position and others have been applied for. This canal railroad will be an induce, roent for other manufactories to start up, on account of eligibility of location. At tbe corner of Academy Btreet and tbe canal stands a large frame buildtag known as tbe "Collector's Office,"where, in boating days, all boats had to report. This is an excellent looation for a flouring mill, and possibly one may be ereoted in the near future. While all tbe talk and speculation re-gardlng railroad improvements is going on, the rumor tbat General Superintendent Neilson, of tbe Philadelphia aud Erie, contemplates an early resignation, is re vived again. Tbis is brought about by the continued ill health of bis wife, wbo has bceu at Colorado Springs aud Denver for a year past, lu the event of his resignation it iB expected tbat he will be succeeded by ThomaB Guoker, who has been superintendent of tbe Philadelphia division of tbe main line, between the latter place and Harrlsbnrg, since 1884. Mr. Neilson, who is a first olass railroad man, cammenoed bis aareer as a rodmau at St. Mary's in 1863, and worked his way up to his present place since that time. After filling various positions as resident engineer and Division Superintendent, he was made General Superintendent of the Philadelphia and Erie and Northern Central, in 1883, and has performed tbe responsible duties devolving upon him with mark ed ability. Mr. Guoker ia a native of WUliamsport and has worked bis way up to his present position from that of office boy. He has been thoroughly educated la railroad business and is reoognieed as one of tbe best men in tbe employ ol the great corporation. He has hosts of friends along the line who will be glad to see bim promoted. Although thus early in the season, the politicsl kettle is already beginning to sizzle, and tbe prospects are that the lid will rattle before tbe soft and balmy days of June are over. Candidates are popping up all the time. Alderman M. T. Howell, of Jersey Shore, is in tbe fiold for Jlegistor and Recorder. He came near making tbe nomination at the last convention, and would have received it If fair play had been accorded bim. Money, it is surmised, was the power need against him, and finally brought about his defeat, for it must be understood tbat Lycoming county Democratic delegates are as susceptible to such influence as others. Charles B. Seely, tbe industrious and hard working editor and proprietor of the Jersey Shore Herald, is again being urged by bis friends to be a candidate for tbe Legislature from the upper end of tbe county. That part of the county is entitled to a member tbis time, and if Mr. Seely consents to run, be will be a strong candidate. He is a young man of olean and irreproachable charaoter, both politically and morally, and as a representative he Would be a credit to the county and an honor to bis party. Postmaster John B. Emery has reoeived his commission and it is expected that he will assume tbe duties of his office on Monday. Mr. Emery is an active, enterprising and wide-awake business man, and possesses all the qualifications to make a first-class postmaster. He will at once introduce some much needed reforms in ] the office, turn over and pin down a new | leaf, shake up things generally, and take oare of those wbo claim that the spoils should belong to tbe viotors. Be was particularly fortunate in securing Captain Frank J. Burrows as his deputy. He served four yearB as postmaster and was succeeded by the genial Dr. W. F. Logan, on the incoming of the Cleveland administration, and is experienced and thoroughly equipped to resume business where he left off four years ago. His appointment gives general satisfaction to the pnblic. Dr. Logan will retire to bis drug store and resume the work of compounding prescriptions for the afflicted and aating the par: of a good Samaritan. The public expoot that the firtt reform movement of Postmaster Emery will be to have the windows of Che postofBce ashed! John of Lancaster. Resolutions, The committee appointed by the Evangelical Sunday Sobool on tbe death of Eva Elder, submit the following report: Whereas, God in bis infinite wisdom has seen fit to call to tbe school above, our beloved sister and scholar. Resolved, That in the death of our sister tbe Sunday sohool has lost an earnest worker and devoted christian; and further Refolded, Tbat while in the sudden death of our beloved sister we reoognize the necessity of being always ready lor tbe summons of the messenger of death, �Iietolaed, That whilst expressing our deep sympathy with the sorrowing friends and relatives In tbeir loss, yet we rejoice with tbem that in the life of our sister we find much to emulate, nothing to regret, and we call upon those left behind to remember her virtueB, to profit by her example and to presB the good works to whioh she gave so muoh of her time and thought. Also Resolced, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the friends of the sister, also to be printed in the daily papers. C. E. Geobge. H. Mingle, W. H. McCollum, Committee. B rooght Here for Barlal.^ Tbe body of Dennis Barner, a former resident of this county, was brought to this city this morning from WUliamsport for burial. Tbe remains were taken to the residence of Samuel Paul, on Belle-fonte avenue, from where the funeral took place tbis afternoon. The deceased was a member of Great Island Lodge, I. O. of O. F., and was buried with tbe ceremonies of tbe order. He waB a married man, and has been a resident of WUliamsport for some time. THE LOUISVILLE HORROR Ninety-four Bodies Dug Prom the Debris and Others Still in the Bring, 00BBE0TED LIST OP THE VKJTIM8 A SURPRISE AND DONATION. Cbnrch Entertainment. A musical and literary entertainment will be given in tbe East Main Street M. E. Church, Thursday evening. A pleasing program has been arranged for tbe occasion, and everybody is invited to attend. The entertainment will be given by the Sinking Fund Society. New Law Firm. Messrs. W, H. Clough and John B. Myers have formed a copartnership for tbe practice of law, and are removing their individual offices to-day to the office recently vacated by S. R. Peale, Esq. Tbe name ol the new firm will be Clough & MyerB. It is Believed the Lou of Human Ufa Will Not Ezeaed One Hundred-The Monetary Lou Hay Reach 1,500,000-Work ot Clearing Away tb. Debris Bains Fashed Forward Rapidly. Louisville, Maroh 30.-Ninety-four bodies have been recovered, and it ia supposed five or aix more may be found in oat of tbe way places. Of tbe injured tbe closest estimate is one hundred and twenty-five. The corrected list of the killed are as follows: Rev. S. F. Barnwell, Dudley Barnwell, Sister Mary Pius, Mrs. Mary McComaa, Ben Schildt, William Deemer, James MoCallio, Maggie MoClure, Mary Ryan, Bridget Crowe, Maggie Campbell, Mary McGinty, John Panl Hill, John Ready, William Sabris, Bad Lnsser, Walter Davis, infant of Mrs. Augin, foreman Eagle brass fonndry, Mrs. Jos. Nilee, Mrs. Mary Hasson, Misa Annie Niles, Mrs. D. McLaughlin, Mrs. Belle Lelloff, Mrs. Peterson, Tom Half, Thaddens Mason, T. Angernelr, J. H. MoCullom, Mrs. F. Sofastetter, Miss Castleman, Monody Davis, J. B. Bcbildr, Park Cornell, Pat Ready, Charles Jenks,-McLaughlin, Mr. Johnson, Frank Hame, August Flnsher, two unknown women, unknown negro, Christ Miller, Carrie Baker, Professor Gustavo Kutzeller, John Kelsall, Henry King, W. Hooley, Mrs. Nobley, Peter Fuller, John Heeb, William Clifford, Walter Davis, Lain Brown, Elmer Barnes, Professor Andrew Stenblint;, William Stephens, Gustavo Nntzler, Jr. Charles Sohaeffer, the Gaddy family, father, son and wife, (sol-ored), Henry Lengs, James M. Stephens, John Reisel, J. Fleischer, Mr. Williams, Clarenoe Losaer, Geneva and Louis Scimm, James Smith, Moses Laoar-us, George Foster, John Homo, Minnie Stands, Gerge Bohmett, Theodore Englemyer, Jacob Baumer, Richard Den-ber, Emma Hostetter, James Fitzgerald, William Geisael. digging in the bulks. The work, under the supervision of Chief Taylor and the Board of Trade Committee, on the wreck, was stopped early this morning. It ia believed no more bodies will be found. The olearing away of tbe debris will be resumed to-morrow. a dat of KODRKIKa. Funeral processions have followed each other in quick succession to Cava HU1, St Louis, Bertrand and other cemeteries, and the city has been all day in mourning. Th. WUliamsport Brick Works. The WUliamsport Brick Company organized some time ago for tbe purpose of manufacturing briok from clay found ia Wayne township, this county, have commenced active operations. Tbe first brioks were made last Saturday and the result so far is highly satisfactory. Tbe briok are made and pressed by maebinery. Workmen are now engaged In tbe erection of a kilo in which the briok are to be burned. It is claimed that the olay bed at Wayne ia almost inexhaustible. Blustery Weather. The Marsh lion shook' the snow from his mane yesterday In great shape, and snow squalls followed each otber In rapid succession all day long, while the wind blew a gale that made everything moveable fly before it. The temperature was low, and the day throughout one of tbe most disagreeable of tbe winter. Keller'. Hotel. Tbe bar and restaurant of Keller's Hote, was opened to the publio this afternoon. Tbe formal opening of the house will occur in about ten days. -. * i PERSONAL PENCILINQB. LATE RENOVO LOCALS. Renovo, Pa., March 31, 1890. The fallowing officers were elected at the Presbyterian Sunday school yesterday afternoon to serve for one year: Superintendent, W. D. Hevuer; assistant superintendent, Charles Bowman; aeoretary, J. J. Else; assistant secretary, Charles Holliogswortb; treasurer, Mrs. Rose Bower; librarians, J. M. Holliogswortb and C. J. Bower; chorister, Harry Bow-man; organist, Miss Lottie Singiser. Samuel Bond has sold his property on Eighth street to Daniel Desmond; consideration $1,400. Miss Ella Baird, wbo spent the winter at DuBois, has returned home. Rev. S. J. Taylor and Family of the �nsjllafe Lutheran Ohnrch Taken Unawares. Last Saturday evening was a very pleasant one for Rev. S. J. Taylor and family, of the English Lutheran church, and no doubt the Rev. gentleman and bis nappy family to-day have a warmer feeling for the many friends in their congregation than ever before. On short notios the ladfes of the ohnrch conceived the ides of giving their beloved pastor and family a little surprise, and in aooordano* with devised plana started around among the members and friends to see what could be accomplished. Th* result was, tha assemblage of a huge portion of the congregation in tha olass room of the church about 7:30 In the evening, each hearing some token of remembrance, affection and regard for their spiritual adviser. Tha room was kept almost in darkness until all had arrived and things were arranged, when the paator and his estimable wife were brought in, under the pretext that a "batohelor" was in waiting to be married. Rev. Taylor on seeing suoh an assemblage looked doubtful of the assertion and appeared to be in wonderment of what was going on. However, after tbe oon,-fosion had subsided, Rev. Gerhard, of tb* Reformed church, stepped to the front and informed Mr. Taylor that he bad been innooently drawn into the mysteries of this occasion also-that some ladies had escorted him to the library room, turned the lights down and locked tbe door. He did not appear to be muoh frightened, however, bnt denied emphatically tbat As was to be married on tbis occasion, or bad no knowledge of it, at least. Mr. Gerhard, in bia usual pleasing. manner, presented Rev. Taylor, on behalf of his congregation, with a handsome study chair; Mrs. Taylor a beautiful willow rocker, and babies Taylor were not forgotten by the ladies. The pastor was also tbe recipient of a package of "hard cash," and tbe numerous good things consisting of the staff of Ufa were bestowed upon the family in abundance; all of whioh were received with responsive remarks by Mr. Taylor, who assured his oongregstlon that suob a demonstration as tbis was most duly appreciated-more so than ooold be expressed in words, and that bia spiritusl labors in their behalf bad been strengthened by this' manifestation of love and friendship. It was a pleasant occasion and enjoyed by both recipients and donors alke. Mayor-elect Keller, of WUliamsport, and Mrs. Keller, spent yesterday in this oity. Miss Agnes MoCabe, of this oity, has entered Potts' shorthand school In WUliamsport. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Larkins, of Wil llamsport, visited friends In tbis oity yesterday. Ellsworth Gerhard, of Altoooe, is in the oity to-day aa the guest of bis brother, Rev. G. W. Gerhard. Editor Furey, of the Democrat Is changing bis residence to-day from Henderson street to East Main street. Freeman Redner will leave to-morrow for Greensburg, Pa, where he has aooept-ed a position in tbe steel works. George Lent, Jr., leaves to-day for Philadelphia where be has secured a good position in a sign painting boose. Polioeman Kane is acting in the capaolty of chief of the force during the absence of Captain Chatham, who Is visiting in Virginia. Rev. A. C. Whitmer, of Lancaster, Superintendent of Home Missions of tbe Reformed Church, is in tbe city to-day the guest of Rev. G. W. Gerhard. Seventh Day AdvenUst*. Missionaries of the religious seat known as Seventh Day Adveutists, have been in this city for some time, introducing religions books and making efforts to effeet the organization of a church or society of that persuasion in Look Haven. The work of the gentlemen engaged as missionaries has been a success and meetings are now held at private houses. A ball has been secured in wbioh pnbtio exeroiaes will be held shortly and a regular organization ef-. footed. From one of the gentlemen who is interested in organizing the new church it is learned that next May a general conference of the Advent Church in Pennsylvania, will he held. A suitable ground has been. � offered on wbioh the tents will bo pitched. The grounds are within the oity limits and' two hundred canvass tents nave been scoured for the oeoasion. The oampmeotlng and conference will continue for ten days and will attract hundreds of people from all parts of the SUte. L.tt�r List. The following list of letters remain uncalled for in the Look Haven post offiee up to Saturday, Marsh 29,1680: Geoi Bush, Miss Eliza Butler, Mrs. Kate Beard, Hiss Maggie Callahan, Koyos B. Croak, W. F. Sllias, Misa Clara A. Emery, Mrs. Elizie H. Gross, Miss Hettle Hilton, Misa Clara Probst, Irve Probst, Mrs. Kate Probst, Will G. Smith, David L. Jackson, Wm. Shoemaker, Edward Koous, Joseph Koons, Mrs. Mary Kream-' er, John Lonney, John B. Lannan, Pat Laffey, Miss M. E. Mails, James Mod la, Thomas Magill, Sidney Neff, A. B. Neaven, John OJBrian, Miss Annie Par-vis, James Rooney, Jerniaa Rogan, Henry Rutter, Rysa Rydose, Miss Msggie Walsh, Christian A. Wise, Mrs. Chan. Willaon, Mrs. Jane Williams, Miss Nettie Woods, Mrs. Annie Wolf. R. S. Babkbb, P. M. Samuel T. Carts, Soheid & Barrett and Weaver & Callahan, are owners of canal boats whieh are now resting on the muddy bottom ot the abandoned eanal. Through their attorney, W. A. Whlta, E�q, the boatmen have brought suits) to. the Hay term of court to recover the valne of their now worthless boata, aad alaft; damages for loss of time. ' Notice to Subvert ben.; All Babsoribers to tbe Express who intend changing their residence on or before April 1st, will please give prompt notice at this office, In order tbat tbeir papers may be delivered at tbeir new homes. Give tbe street and number of tbe old residence as well as the new location. A postal card mailed to the Evkniss Exfbbss will answer, and save anaojanoe, delay and ooofusion. ;