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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - November 12, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YE AK-HO. 218. LOCK HAVEN, PA., WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 12. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS KINSLOK BROTHERS---PUBLISHERS current comment. Chestnuts were Gve oeuts a quart higher on last Saturday than the week before. The McKinley bill is, nf oourse, responsi-ble for this big advance. The President's Tbaukstfiviug proclamation is out and November 27 is the data. Wo Republicans oan be thankful that so many of us are alive and that the politioal cyclone was uo worse. Up to date the only man in Clinton oouhty that talks of contesting the seat In Congress of the Hon. A. C. Hopkins is Ex-Senator 8. Riohard Peale. "Can the wish be father tj the thought," that Sir Richard should engage in suoh idle talk ? Emikent engineers say it will' take twenty years to complete the Panama Canal. Meanwhile the Nicaragua Canal will have been fifteen years in operation, _and tbe American continents will have no use for tbe Panama ditcb. Those who speak so loudly about the great Democratic victory in Pennsylvania will do well t remember that Secretary Stewart's majority is IS, 120, and Lieutenant Governor Watres' majority 17,258. Those are very significant facts and fig nrfiB. Ths Lock Haven Democrats propose to oelebrate tbe election of Pattison tomorrow night. If our Democratic friends think it worth while to jubilate over the viotory of one-third of their ticket, why should not the Republicans join in and make tbe thing unanimous by celebrating the eleotion of Watres and Stewart ? A FLURRY IN WALL STREET Another Big Squeeze on the Stock Exchange in Hew York. EXCITEMENT ASD A PANICKY TIME It is a ourioua fact that the Argentine Republic in South America, with a population whioh, perhaps, does not exceed five millions of people, oonsumes more claret wine than any. other country in the world -more than four times as much as the United States and a great deal more than this country and Great Britain oombined. It is nnfortunate that Explorer Stanley and certain of biB associates have taken to hurling aecusationg at each other instead of working harmoniously together | towards tbe sameemd. It Beems there waB iuoompetenoy in some cases and jealousy in others, which have been followed by reoriminattonB that will be a benefit to no one. ^ The communications of P., and S. R. P., in yesterday's Democrat will not tend to create harmony in tbe Democratic ranks of Clinton county. He broadly insinuates that members of bis own party were bribed at tbe recent election and others are called "polly-wants-a-cracker-Demoorats." How oan our Ex-Senator friend be so oruel iu his declining years ? Age should mellow and soften his feelings towards his fellowmao. ' According to Democratic newspapers it is perfectly proper for Republicans all over this Republican state to cast a ballot for Pattison and for Republicans in tne Sixteenth CongreBBional District, which ia also Republican, to use every means in their power to defeat tbelr candidate for Congress, but it is a great criraa for Democrats to vote fur a Republican Congressman. C'onaistenoy thou art a jewel, bnt no one thinks of looking for consistency in a Demooratio organ. Council MteUnj To-Sight An adjourned meeting of City Conncil will be held to-night at which the report of the committee on granting privileges to the new electric light oompany, will be received. It is understood that tbe committee will report in favor of granting the privileges aBked for subject to such con ditions as oouuoil may name. There seems to be no doubt but the city iB sood to have another eleotric light plant in successful operation. Arrested taa Wrong* Man. The Cbiof of Police of South Williams port arrested a man yesterday on suspicion of being a nrm wanted by tbe police of this city. Officer Kane went to Williamsport te bring the prisoner to this oity but found the wrong man had been arrested. A Failure. Tbe Democratic demonstration and jubilee at Jersey Shore last night over the result of the reoent election was a failure. Persons front this oity who were in that plaoe last evening report that the parade was made up of about one hundred and fifty boys and men. Price Literary Society. The Thirteenth anniversary of tbe Price Literary Society of the Central State Normal School, will bs held in ibo Chapel of the Normal School on Frijay evening, November 14tb. The exercises will be of a most pleasing and entertAiniog character. Holiday Opening-. On Thursday, November 20th,there will be a grand opening of holiday goods at Hilton'i drag store. Several Big Firms Co- Doirn In tbe Crash Decker, Howell & Company Leavlnc Liabilities Amounting to Tan Million, of Dollars-Villard Stocks Figure Largely In tbe Trouble. New Youk, Nov. 11.-The oxcitemoat in Wall street to-day was greater than on any privious day since tbe present deoline began, and while tbe downward movement in the general list was not as large as usual, the unusually heavy drop in Villard stocks made up for the lack of movement in the others. The power of the great combination wbioh iB now making the values for securities in Wall street, was concentrated to-day upon Villard shares, and stocks as a rule would undoubtedly have advanced had it not been for tbe depressing influence of the slump in these shares. The movement undoubtedly winds np the last combina. tiou in Wall street and stocks being well distributed and tbe general business of the oountry in a prosperous condition, so that when the adjustment of existing railroad difficulties has been bronght about and an easier money market assured, which would result from the Gould, Morgan, Kidder, Peabody combination, there will be an improvement in the stook market. actios of the cleabimo hoote. The Clearing House held a meeting tbis afternoon, In order to iBSue loan certificates without limit to help out tbe Bank of North America, the North River Bank and the Mechanics and Traders, the same as they did in 1834, to help ont the Metropolitan Bank. The three banks were short at the Clearing House $1,400,000. It is understood that the certificates issned will be secured by tbe stock of tbe banks and cash. This action of the Clearing House is expected to make money easy and relieve tbe market. tjgly rumors afloat. Rumors of trouble among the banking institutions were current all day, but no one paid much heed to them, thiuking that they were the usual emanations of bear minds. After the olose, however, it was learned tbat three banks, which were members of the New York Clearing Honse Association, were unable to settle the olaims of other banks against them. There was a balance against tbe Bank of North Amerioa of $1,400,000, which it was unable to settle. The other banks were the Noith River and Mechanics and Traders. How the heavy balance was created against the Bank of North America was a puzzle. It was thought that tbe firm of Decker, Howell & Co. bad overdrawn their account to tbat extent, but this oannot be definitely ascertained. assisting the basks. During tbe day the Mechanics and Traders bank made its settlement with the Clearing House all right, and the o^her two banks received assistance and pulled through all right. At the bank of North Amerioa, it was stated that the trouble was direotly due to the account of Decker, Howell & Company and that now that tho account of that firm was closed the hank was in a stronger position than ever. The most important factor in the developments was the scaroity of money. Right up to the close it was in urgent demand at one-half per cent, and lezal interest was oharged on loans equal to 189 per cent, per annum. This fact and the troubles of the banks caused a speoial meeting of the Clearing House Association to be called, and after a long session it was deoided to appoint a oom-mittee of Presidents with authority to issue Clearing Honse loan certificates in order to enable tbe banks to settle the balance between themselves. will-0au9e belief. The certificates will be based on bills receivable, collateral securities, cash assets and the united credit of the banks. The aotion is intended to distribute tbe reserves of the banks cvonly between tho institutions, where one bank is unable to settle its difficulties in cash it will deliver securities and assets to the certificate oom-mittce, and if that committee accepts the securities it will authorize tbe issue of certificates on them. The united aotiou of tho ba'iks is expeotod to restore complete oonlldenco. failures of the day. The failure of Charles M. Whitney was early announoed. Mr. MoCurdy, the counsel for the firm, late in the afternoon said that tho creditors would be paid dollar for dollar, unless the pauic and sales in the exchange so reduced margins as to render tbe margins shorter. Tho assignment is reported of John T. Walker, Son & Co., importers of silks, to., No. 81 Pine street. They are rated by R. G. Dunn & Co. at over $800,000. Tbe firm is composed of John T. Walk- er, John W. Combs, and Joseph Walker. William T, Ryle is tbe assignee. Decker, Howell & Company also failed during tbe day. W. Nelson Cromwell, assignee for the firm, made a statement concerning Us affairs late in the afternoon. The liabilities are about $10,000,000 and assets at the present market prioe largely exceed that sum. Joseph S, Decker seuior member of tbe firm said: C(Our failure is due to the Bimple fact that we could nut get the money to carry o� our business. We bad ample assets but could not realize on tbem. Tbe distress which bas been caused by our failure is not local. It is world wide. The firm of Deoker, Howell & Co., was one of tbe most prominent on the stook exchange. It was identified not only with the Villard stocks but with Standard Oil interests as well, and also oarried atoonnta of the biggest stock operating firm in Chioago.'' After the failnre of the firm was announced tho sales of stock under tbe rule for its amount were made in Edison general electrical stock, whioh forced tbe price down to 95, a decline of 24J points. A large amount of Great Northern preferred, North American, Manitoba, Western Union, Wisconsin Central and Missouri Paciflo was bIbo sold under tbe rnle for the firm. secretary wisdom's opinion. Washisgtox, Nov. 11.-Secretary Win-dom said this afternoon tbat his latest information from Wall street was that the situation ia improving, with indications that the worst is over. He declined to say whether the Treasury department would or would not do anything for tho relief of tbe money market, bnt admitted that he was giving the matter serious con. sideration. TRANMNGS OF A DAY. News of Intense Interest for Our Many Headers to Peruse. THE LATEST LOCAL NEWS BULLETIN, THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR. Mr. Powderlj Desires the Order to Discuss tbe Tariff Question. Dehver, Col., Nov. 11.-Oier 200 delegates to the general assembly of the Knights of Labor were oalled to order today by General Master Workman Powder-ly, who after a few remarks read his annual address. At the ooccluBion of the address the assembly adjourned until tomorrow morning: for tbe purpose of giving the committee on credentials time to prepare their report. So far there are but two contests reported, one from the state assembly of Massachusetts and the other from the state assembly of Florida. In bis report Powderly, after reminding tbe delegates of the fact that on tbe 28th day of next month the order would enter upon its majority as an association, and dwelling upon the growth of tbe organization during these twenty-one years and tbe good accomplished, said: 'For years the most important of a series of questioos that has agitated the people of all nations is that of tariff and free trade. We have not as an order adopted a tariff or anti-tariff clause iu our preamble and I do not advise suo'i a thing now. We should, however, throw open the doors of our assemblies for tbe discussion of this great problem, so that our members may beooms oduoated on tbe basic principles of protection and free trade. While we do not allow the question inside of our sanctuaries, our members are asked every four yearB in the United States and every five years or oftener in Canada to register their votes either io favor or against protection. My recommendation is that on and after tho 1st of January, 1891, it shall be permissible for local assemblies to discuss the question of high tariff and free trade, by putting the question in this shape: "Wbioh will bring the greatest good to the greatest number, high tariff or free trade?' We do not oommit tbe order to either school and yet allow our members to take up for discussion aud agitation that vital question." A lengthy review is made of the New York Central strike, covering practically the same points as were made at the time by tbe leaders of the strike, and giving all correspondence. He strongly advocated the passing of a law securing to both sexes equal rights and the acceptanoo of an invitation from the Farmers' Allianoe to send delegates to their next convention, He also favored co-operation of the Knights of Labor with the various railroad organi. zations in the work of federation. Portuguese Volunteers For Africa. Rio Janeiro, Nov. 11.-The Frenoh steamer Le Bresti has sailed from here to Lisbon with 200 Portuguese patriots who volunteered to reinforce the Portuguese troops in Sast Afrios. Another Cable to France. Paris, Nov. 11.-The French Government will lay a second cable from Calais, to Fance, an island belonging to Don-mark and lying off the west coast of J u laud. A Paity. The Methodist Sunday school class of Mrs. David Ritchie held a party at the residence of their teacher, Bellefonte avenue, yesterday afternoon and all had a very enjoyable time. Rumors of a Marter-Congressman Hop-kin.' Majority- Democratic Jubilee-A Child rails Down Stairs- Meeting Postponed-An Electrician In Town- A Party. Reports ware in circulation la this oity last night, that a young lady had been murdered at a lumber camp on Young-womans Creek. The report, as is learned, had no foundation in faot. The story originated in Henovo, where, as the Ifm says, the report was circulated yesterday that the young lady murdered waa a daughter of William Kemerer, of that plaoe. The Neat says: "It was claimed by Mr. Kemerer tbat tbe daughter bad become dissatisfied with her employment and left the oentp, and was followed throngb the woods as she was on her way home and killed. Mr. and Mrs, Kemerer went to North Bsnd, on Day Express, with the avowed Intention of finding ont all about tbe matter and taking charge of the body of tbe murdered girl. William olaimed that bis information of the sad event was oooveyed to him by a telegram, but tbe operators at the Western Union offiees at this plaoe and North Bend, say that no suoh telegram was sent oyer the wires." At the Opera Honse. "Casey's Troubles" had a great reception last night. The Opera House was orowded and the performanoe was one continual round of applause. The fun makers were Alfred Keloy aa "Mr. Casey" and Miss Lillian Kennedy In the triple roles of "Betsy Baker," the dress maker's apprentice, "Rita," the street stager, and "Swipes," the bootblack. Keloy made a fine old Irish gentleman and his make-up and witty remarks kept the honse In an aproar. Miss Kennedy is a new star to Lock Haven, bat she never appeared to better advantage. ' She is a alever sou-brette with dauoFog ayes, nimble feet, pretty faoe, sweet voioe, limbs, arms and bands that were the suvy of the ladies and the admiration of the gentlemen. Her aeting last nigtt won golden opinions tbat will Insure a oordial welcome whenever she returns. Tbe support waa good and the scenic effects and costumes la keeping with tbe performance. The democratic Jubilee. The Democrats are making great efforts to have their demonstration to-morrow night a grand success. Col. W. H. Mayer baa been appointed Chief marshal, with ten assistants. The parade will form in four divisions. The first division will form on Henderson street, right resting on Water street; sreood division form on Main street, right resting on Henderson; third division form on Washington, right resting on Main; fourth division form on Cbnrah street, rigbt resting on Henderson street. The route of parade will be aa follows: Up Water to Vesper, out Vesper to Main, np Main to Second, out Second to Churob, down Church to Jay, ont Jay to Main, np Main and countermarch, Ceng-re Mia an Hopkins' Majority. A telegram received in this city yesterday evening from Henry Nesner, tbe Congressional return judge at Wellaboro, states that the official returns from Potter county gives A, C. Hopkins for Congress a ma-jorltytof two mors than was previously reported. Mr. Hopkins' majority in the distriot is therefore 51 Instead of 49 as previously announced. The following is the full vote polled in the several aounties: Hopkins. Elliott. Tioga....................5270 3993 Clinton..................3041 2609 Potter...................2328 2062 Lyooming................5187 7043 15824 15773 Y. M. C. A. Gymnasium. Tbe board of directors of the Young Men's Christian Association met last evening and approved specifications and authorized their committee to spend three hundred dollars for a gymnasium outfit. The first floor of tbe old poetofflee on Grove street bas been secured. A bath room with two showers and a sponge bath with hot and cold water appliances, will be built in the rear, also a dressing room with lookers, etc, will be fitted np. This will be put np and the apparatus ordered at once so tbat tbe gymnasium will soon be in shape to open and olasses organized. Meeting Postponed. Tbe meeting ot the Christian Endeavor Society of tbe Presbyterian choroh wbioh was to have been held at the residence of C. It. Gearhart, Esq., on Friday next has been indefinitely postponed. Died at BaclevUle. Mrs. W. W. Clark died at her borne at Eagleville yesterday afternoon at 3 o'olock aged 53 years. The oanse of her death was pneumonia, eVKOKHT POT POCKRI. A Miscellaneous Mixture or Sense and Won-Sense Sclseared end Scribbled. Basle-Paper, isn't It murder to kill a hog? Papa (who Is a lawyer)--"Not exactly. Murder is assaulting with intent to kill, tbe other la killed with intent to salt," She (enthusiastically) - Oh, George! don't yon think tbe greatest joy In life is tbe pursuit of tbe good, tbe true and beautiful? He-You betl That's why I'm here tonight. First Clerk-Do yon think old Wiggons will raise my salary if I ask bim ? Second Clerk-If yon aak him to day he will. Why to-day ? He jast got a diverse from bis wife. Customer-"Did yon say ten oents?" Barber-"Is that too muob for a share?" Customer-"Net at all. It wonld here cost me $50 to have a surgeon do that amount of cutting." Who, Indeed? A famous artist once painted an angel with six toe*. "Who ever saw an angel with six toes?" people inquired. "Who ever saw one with less ?" was tbe counter question. An honest old farmer, onoe addressing a school house audience on temperance, confessed that ha had been a drinker. "Bnt, my friends," said he, in conclusion, ' I never drank to suooees." An artificial ohiuohilla dog to carry instead of a live dog, whioh is less convenient to carry and fondle, ia a senseless new feminine fad. It was sung in olden times of how the squirrel waved his busby tail; bnt the fall decree of fashion plaeas them ss plumes upon felt bats. If the baby has oherry cheeks, get ber a yellow bonnet; If the lilies bloom in ber faoe select a rose tint to fan them away. Tbe small, sallow faoe may be relieved by a brown braid or brown muslin hat, brightened with a cluster of field Sowers. There's a man in the honeymoon without a donbt. Girls, yon oannot all be beautiful, bnt if yon try yon oan all be graeefal and sweet tempered. Love is easily recognized even if it can not be defined. A dishonest elerk should make a olever pugilist. He's good at knocking down. A green grocer-One who gives a dishonest oustomer credit. Circus tumblers are the men who have vaulting ambitions. Tbe wills of strong-minded men oannot he broken until after they die. Tbe ekirt dancers have a tight hold on the public A great many people sot as If they had their souls in pawn and lost the ticket. Trees leave, but don't take their trunks along. Hunger makes men weak, but thirst make tbem bold. When a married moonshiner dies, his widow oan keep a secret still. In Kentnoky pistols terminate hot politioal debates. A funeral is oheaper than an election anyway. Song of the oil driller-Will you meet me in the Wildwood, Essie dear. An elephant only carries its affections in its trunk. The violinist bows before his elbow works the bow. There's many a squeeze between tbe wsltz and tbe midnight dinner. Corn stalk just the same as trees bark. Why is a fashionable woman like a Thanksgiving turkey stuffed with oysters and served with wine sauce? Because tbe dressing costs more than the anatomy. A man oan be a Christian under any creed. A great many courtships end in Court. Tbebootblaok shines for all even if be is a son of-a-gon. The fashionable tailor cuts bis way into society. People who burden themselves with trouble need not expect others to relieve them of a portion of their load. A horse will oarry a beggar aa safely as a king. The ballot Is more effective than the bullet in seeuring a people happiness and prosperity. A man oan bate only one past, but ha Is not limited in the matter ef presents, and be oan have all the futures be on manage to buy. TRAPPED BY DECOY LETTERS Letter Carriers in Collusion With Dealers in Counterfeit Money. HEW PHASE OF GREEN GOODS TRADE Poatoflloa Inspectors Discover That Government Kmployea Hare Been In Collnalon With the Swindlers, and by n Keatly Laid Flan Detect the Culprits-Other Men Suspected. New York, Not. 11.-A new phase of the green goods business bas oome to light through investigations instituted by Chief Poetofflee Inspector Rathbone, atatiened at Washington. He learned tbat many poetoffioa attaches, principally letter carriers, were in oollnsion with tbe green goods men. A rule striotly enforced ia tbat no carrier shall deliver letters that bear suspicious addresses to tbe place to wbioh tbe/ are directed, and letter sorters are instructed to mark suoh "X D" which commits them for examination by the proper authorities. Chief Rathbone same to tbis oity and conferred with Inspectors Jaoobs and Hartshorns. The investigation oonriooed tbe Inspectors that fifteen letter ostlers at least were implicated. In the eases of seven of them the proof was conclusive that they were in league with green goods swindlers, and their names were sent to Washington with a recommendation to Postmaster General Wanemaker that they be dismissed. Some of the accused confessed tbat the swindlers paid them (5 per week to oarry ont their instructions with respect to the letters that reached their hands. In some esses a letter oarrler would receive snob weekly stipends from three or four different green goods swindlers. Tbe names of the carriers are withheld pending aatlon In their eases at Washington. They were naught by means of a large number of decoy letters addressed to tbe headquarters of various green goods men. Tbess letters should have been returned to the postoffise acoording to instructions. FOUND DKAD OK TBS TRACK. John Kicher Murdered and Bobbed Wear HarTs City. Gbksssbcro, Pa., Nov. 11.-Tbe mangled re mains of John Elcher, a well digger, were found on the Pennsylvania tracks near Huff's City on Sunday night It waa supposed that be bad been struok by a train and killed, bnt it is now generally believed tbat ha was murdered, robbed and thrown upon the traek. His sister saya he had about 150 and a valuable watch. When found the watoh and all the money exoept forty cents were missing. An investigation will be made by the Coroner in hopes that the mystery may be oleared np. Changes In Passenger Train Servlev. The Psnnsylvanls Railroad Company will make impoitant changes in passenger train service, commencing November 83d inst. A new passenger train will be run leaving Renoys about 6:35 a. m. for Falls Creak and Du Bois via Ridgway, returning from DuBois to Uidgway in time to connect with train 18 from Srie running through to Renovo connecting with train 6 leaving Renovo for the East at 4.-30 p. m. A passenger train will also be placed on Johnsonburg R. R,, leaving Ridgway for Clermont on arrival of new train from Renovo, returning from Clermont in time to oonneet with new train for Renovo and train t leaving Ridgway at 12:10 p. m. for Falls Creek and DuBois. Cloae connections will be made at Emporium Junction Eastward and Westward with trains on Western New York and Pennsylvania R. R. Train on Allegheny Valley R. R. will oonneet atJDriftwood with new train East-Ward, whiob will enable passengers from points on tbat Una to reach Renovo and pointa East moon earlier than at present Important ohanges will be made in regular trains, No. 8 Eaat will leave Kane later. Tbe time of No, 3 West will be a little earlier sad No. 4 East a little later, making aame eonneotiona as at present. Farther particulars will bs given in a few days. I m i A Fanner Jadge. Kansas City, Mo,, Nov. 11.-In the Kansas Jndioial District, whiob includes Barber, Harper and Comanche counties, McKay, tbe Farmers' Alliance candidate, was elected. McKay ia a farmer, has no technical knowledge of law, baa never practiced law a day in hie life and has never been admitted to the bar. Gold Advancing In Buenos Ayrea. Buekos Atrks, Nov. 11.-At the olose of tbe Bourse yesterday gold waa quoted at 181} per cent, premium. The Pier Completed. The new pier under the railroad bridge at Queen's Run, bas bees oompleted, Others will be rebuilt next summer. A GBEAT AMERICAN MAfJAZIBF.. The Soecess of "rhe Century" nod Its Plane for 1881. The Century itagarin* is now so well known that to tell of its test success[seems almost an old story. The N. Y.? lHbmu has said that'ft and Its oompantoef, St. Nk!whi�for Young Folia, issued by the same bouse, "are read by every one person in thirty of tbe country's population;"- and large editions of both ate sent beyond the seas, tt is an interesting fact that a few years ago it waa found that seven thonssnd copies of Th� Cmtvry went to Scotland,-quite a respectable edition in itself. The question in England is no longer "Who reads an American' book?" but " Who does not see tbe Ameriou magazines?" A few years ago The Cmturg. about . doubled its circulation with the fasxous war papers, by General Graat and 00 see, adding many more readers later witb she Linooln history and Kennao'a thrilling articles on the Siberian exile system. - One great feature of 1891 is to be .' -j � "the oou> huntxhs of califgrxia," describing that remarkable movement, to tbe gold Balds in '49. ia a series of richly Illustrated artiolea mitt**bp mnattn, including tbe uarrativre of men who went to California by the different mates, soeoants of the gold discoveries, life ia the mines, the work of tbe vigilance committees, (by the chairmen of ths committees,) sto.,eto. General Fremont's last writing waa-done for this series. Ia November appears tbe opening article, "The First Emigrant Train to Califorr.ia,"-crossing the Rookies io 1841,-by General Bidwell, a pioneer of pioneers. Thousands ol American) families who had some relative or friend among "the Argonauts of '49" will be interested in these papers. MAJJY other good tkihg8 are COaUHfl,- tbe narrative ot aa American's travels through that unknown land Tibet (for TOO miles over ground never before trod: by a white man); the experience of escaping war prisoners; American '-newspapers, described by well known journalists; seoweuts of the great Indian' Fighters,! GnsMr and other*; personalaneedoteaof JJnooin,iby his private secretaries.; "The Faith Doctor," a novel by Kdward Kgilestoa, with a wonderfully rich programme of novelettes and atorisa by moat of the seeding writers, ate, eto.- > '���:�. It is also announoed that: XAi Cimfliry has pnrehased the rigbt to print, before its appearance In Franos or any otharsoustry, extisots from advance sheets of the fesaous Tslleyrand afemcirs, whioh have been secretly preserved for half a oentary-to be first gives to the world through lbs pages ot an American magazine. All fiafope is eagerly awaiting the) publication-os* this personal history of Tnluryrsnd-greatest of intriguers and diplomats. : The November Century beg toe the volume, and new subscribers should commence with that issue. The sabeoriptlon prioe (t4 00) may be remitted directly to the publishers. The Century Co.* ;88 East 17th St., New York, or single oopias may be purchased of soy newsdealer. Tbe publishers offer to send a tree sample eopy -a reoent back number-to any'.oner, desiring it- Shorty Smith's Yarn. "Shorty" Smith, tbe boss packer of tbe Brsdshaw mountain, while driving hie pack train up the Del Paooo bill,Jhad a very exciting experience last week. Part of tbe mules were loaded with aFrnecon-oentrator. One of .the males, the largest in the train, was loaded with the long; aide sills of theooneentrator, one on each aide, and when the train got half, way, up the hill, and on tbe steepest part of the.trail, the mule with the timbers gave a lurch sideways, and landed abont one hundred feet down the bill, and lodged suspended iu tbe air between two oak trees, about fifteen feet from tbe ground,. How to get tbe mule down was tbe next .question. But like a}} great packers "Shortl" wsa equal to the emergenoy. He soon took in tbe sitnstioo, rushed up to ope of tbe mules that bad some powder, caps and fuse :n its pack, whioh he soon fixed so ss to explode the powder1,' and placed it in the hollow end of one of the treea. He touched a match to the fuse and yelled : "Get out of tbe road!" and when the shot went off and the smoke had oleared away, "Shorty" looked around.and saw old Tom (the mule) with bis load all on, walking np tbe hill to the rest of the train,' and not a scratch on bim. An saeexrielauIn Town.. Hiss C. A. Beaorier, a graduate electrician from the Sanitarium at Williams-port has located iu tbis city at No. 344 West Church street. She Is prepared to treat all ahronio or asute diseases upon scientific and electric prinelplee. Read her oanf in anothor oolumn. : ' A Child Falls Down Stalre. : Morris David, a little four year old eon of Mr. Jefferson David fell, down! stain last night and sustained severe injuries, Hia collar bone was broken and be was otherwise braised: Dr. Bill attended toe little mAW, ;