Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - October 4, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
il I NINTH YEAR-NO-185. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 4, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS ~IN8LOK BKOTHEKS---1'UHLJSIIKKS CURRENT COMMENT. Tue roller skate craze has again brolceu out in London. It will probably reach this country again. Get ready to inaugurate Senator Dola-mater aB Governor next January. Col. 3IoClure is predicting Pattison's election. OcTonEi; 24 will bo autumn Arbor Day. TreoB plauted then will grow while the planter is sleeping, aud will do good work after he has ceased to think of them. I am in favor of the Republican party in this campaign, because of its position, on the question of taxation, which is one of the most importaut issue*} which tho farmer has to meet.- Victor E. Piollet, Gladstone haa a library or 25,000 volumes, and judging from his versatility, ho has road most of them. At present he is writing an article to show the efleet that abstinence from pork eating bad upun ancient inhabitants of Palestine. It is the opinion of those best qualified to judge, that 75 to 80 per cent, of the oapitol employed and owned by ibe business men of New York represents the earnings of men who began poor in life, and who are to be classed anions the great class of laborers and workiogmon. AM this simply proves that the mechanics and laboring men have in a large degree their welfare and prosperity in their orn hmds. It will ba seen by the letter of our Wil-liamsport correspondent, that whils-t the county of Lycoming lost enormously in bridges by the great flood, the Commissioners have not been so much disheartened bnt that they have so improved the interior of the Court House, that it is now pronounced one of the finest in this part of the State. Much valuable information is also given about the cost of the original Court House, as well as the present one, which will be relished by the general reader. Democratic papers are trying to be merry over the fact that a resolution of thanks to Speaker Heed was not offered at the close of the first aesBen of tue 51st Congress. If these papers had an iota of the fairness of the New York Sun, tbey would frankly admit, as that paper does, when making the above announcement, that it is not customary to offer such a resolution of thanks except at the close of the Congress, which takes place the 4th of March next. In the meantime Speaker Reed can get along on that resolution of thanks passed by the people of the First Congressional diatriot of Maine. When Senator Carlisle in his speech on the Tariff bill directed attention to the fact that a delegation of 500 New York firms representing $200,000,000, had appeared before the Senate Committee to protest againBt certain clauses in the aforementioned bill, he little thought that this argument would be so soon and so cleverly turned against him. Senator Al-drich took it up and said these men appeared demanding certain rates, not in the interests of 64,000,000 of people, not in the interests of the whole body of consumers of the country, but in the interests of themselves, just500 in number. These men had made their $200,000,000 by the very rates which they demanded should bo continued. It was a few hundred mon againBt all the people of the country and the Senate was clearly justified in declining to accede to their demand. SUNDAY SKUV1CKS. Preaching at Flemington at 7:110 p. m. by the pastor, Rev. S. B. Evans, At the Reform Church there will be services both morning and evening at the usual hours. Servicos at tho Baptist church conducted by the pastor at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p, m. Sunday school at 2:15 p. m. Preaching at the Evangelical Church at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; Sunday sohool at 9:30 a. m.; Young People's meeting at n :30 p.m. At East Main Street M. E. Church- Sunday school at 0 o'clock; preaching at 10:30 by Rev. J. J. Pearoc; Epworth League at G:30; prayer meeting at 7:30 p. m. At the English Lutheran Church there will be preaching at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. by tho pastor, S. J. Taylor; Sunday school at 2 p. m.; Young People's Prayer meeting at 0 p. m. At Trinity M. E. Church, Rev. J. A. Wood, Jr., Pastor; at 0:15 a. m., Love feast; 20:30 a. m., Sacrament of the Lord's Supper; at 2 p. m., Sunday school; fJ p. m. Young People's Society;7 p. m., preaching. Tho Koutu Is Eni'ity. The last log for the season Ugh been rafted out of the main boom. Tliero are still a few logs \u the pocket boom to be raited and when that is done tho work for ihia year will be endod. The milla have a largo supply of logs on hand, enough to keep them running until the last of November. Fresh roasted chestnuts and campaign speeches are ripe. Autumn is here in all its glory. ~. REV. PETER ROBERTS GUILTY The Jury Awards Kiss Husaboe $3000 for His Breach of Promise. SO STJKPMSE IN THE COURT E00H BASK BALL. RECORD. All Scrantoii Engaged in Gossip About tlui Sensational Suit-Some Eccentric Con rtact-The Pastor's Sudden Absence- A BiHtory of the Cftsa-Dr. McGonlff.il Convicted. Sckanton, Oct. Ouo of the most sensational cases ever heard in tho courts of Lackawanna county ended this morning when the jury in tho breach of promise case of Annie Husaboe against llev. Peter Kobeits, of Plymouth Congregational church, came in with the verdict of $3,000 damages for tho woman. The case has beon fruitful of surprising development, and has created a great seusatiou among the church going peopie of tho city. The deacons of Roberta' church have clung to him and believed in him dvmnj the four years in which this cage has been pending in court, but the evidence given has stunned them and in case the young man does not voluntarily withdraw from the pastorate of the church his resig nation will bo peremptorally demanded. HO BERTS* GKEAT CHIMB. Roberts is a graduate of Yale, and met Miss Husaboe at New Haven in 1880. He wooed, woa and hettaved her, and when she demanded immediate marriage to compensate her for her shame, he suggested a criminal operation which she finally consented to. While she waB recovering from this he lied to Wales, whithor she followed him. There he renewed his promise to marry ber, which had been given in America, and both returned to the United States. After a further complication Roberts absolutely refused to ful-iill bis promise and a criminal case was instituted againt him, which was never pressed, and Roberts' attorney made overtures for a settlement and once offered $1,000, but tnatMiss nusaboe would not consider, although she once declared she would accept $200 a year. While these negotiations woro in progress RobartB, married some one else. THE CASE COMES TO TRIAL. When the case came to trial yesterday it was learned that Roberts was in hiding, and Miss Husaboe could not appear owing to a nervous attack. Tjo evidenoe for the plaintiff was very damaging. Attorney Pitcher and Dr. Hand both testified that Roberts had confessed to them the betrayal and told of his advising the care of a midwife and of bis violation of his promise to marry the woman. Letters from Roberts to tho woman were produced, in one of which he says: "I feel exceedingly glad that you are safe through, but it requires great care for some timo. It was hard, undoubtedly, but the best thing to do." He ends the letter containing theso remarks with the sentence: "May the blessiDg of Heaven follow you." Iu another letter he says: "If tho world is to know what was between me and you it will be a fall to threo others with myself." It is said that Patt-jr Roberts deceived his counsel aB well as the woman and his church, for they presented no testimouy in defense of the charges. THE USl'OKTL'NATE HI11L While in New Haven Miss Husaboe was employed as a domestic by Ole Bull, the violinist. At the trial it was insinuated that she masqueraded under tho name of Andersou in Madison, Wisconsin, and that she brought a breach of promise suit there against Lars Jarda, atd that she was at one time an inmate of an insano asylum. During the four yearB of her residence here her conduct has been good. She has been a regular attendant of Roberta' church, has moaned and wept in her pew while ho was preaching, and once seated horaeU beside his wife and proceeded to discuss tho details of tho scandal iu which she was involved uutil tho innocent wife lied from her presence. Dr. McGouical Convicted. New YoitK, Oct. %.-In the case of Dr. McGouigal, who caused the death of Annie Goodman by a criminal operation, the jury brought in a verdict of manslavghter in the first degree. Sentence was deferred for a week in order to give an opportunity to prove character. The maximum penalty is twenty years in the State prison. The Doctor maintained his equanimity to the la&t, and went to prit-on with a most dignified carriage. Information "lYimtttrl. licv. Chailes P. Wbittakcr, ol Philadelphia w/itea to the Exrit&ss requesting tho publication of a notice iu regard to Mr. John McCluakey Carbkaddun, formerly of Flemington this county. Mr. Curskaddou. ho states, resided iu Philadelphia in 16*j.~ aud has recently been heard f.uru. Any of tho relatives of Mr, Carskaddou who would like to oommunicate with him a to requested to write to Rev. Charles P. Whittaker, No. 804 Somerset street, Phil-delphia. The Three Organizations ami Their Sluiiil ins to Date. SVriOXAti LEAGUE. Chicago-Chicago 3, New York 2. Cinflinnati-Cincinnati 8, Boston 2. Clovelaud-Philadelphia 5, Cleveland 4, Brooklyn-Brooklyn 10, Pittsburg 4. i"LAYEIlS' liEAGDE. Pittsburg-Pittsburg 4, Boston 0. Clovoland-Cleveland 9, Philadelphia 9. Darkness. Chicago-Chicago 10, New York 0. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Louisville-Louisvillo 5t Columbus 2. Urooklyn.........m niilitdeli>hia...7vS OtltCftgO._.........Jv> Boston.............7(1 Standing of the Clabt. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won. Ijost.l Won. Cincinnati.......77 New York........03 Cleveland........42 Pitta burg.........33 FLAYERS' LEAGUE. .Won. Lost. Bnsion.-............SO 47 , Hroi�kiyn.........75 56 New York........74 57 Chicago............75 �2 | AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost, i Won Louisville........SU 41 Toledo.............UU St. Louis..........7t> 51 Athletic... Syracuse, Lob I. 55 Won. Pblladelphla...G7 Pittsburg.........5!) Cleveland........55 Buffalo............. Columbus.. ........55 ......4S Lost. 58 ;o l Uochester........IS 5S- 'Baltimore........37 78 School Board Meet inc. At the regular monthly meeting of the City Sohool Board last night the members present were 5IeB3rs. Morlook, Myere, Israel, Ktapp, Itittmau, Gould, Martin, Simou, Wellivcr and President Michaels. The Finance Committee reported the following bills with their approval and for which orders were granted: Clinton Democrat $e Barge Oftieo in Now York Thursday morning tried moral persuasion un tho young women who arrived ou thu >.t-'umer Wyomiug on Saturday to LoGou.'O proriolyten to Mormonism. The girle, some of whom are said to be vi.-rj pretty, v, urn separated from the othor passcugciH, threy women missionaries from the lut.uif/rant Girta' homo tried to convince \ Uvni of tho fully ui their course. Karon Sylvesioracu, the spokeswoman of tho patty, frankly acknowledged that "they were all willing to be one of seven wives, and wore fully aware of tho principles of Mormonism." A TEN miODOLLAB LOSS That is What the Groat Hood of Juno 1889 Did to the Vest Branch Valley. VEKY DESTBU0TTO TO BBIDGES In Lycoming County-The Commissioner. Have Already Re-Ballt Twenty-Five Bridges-Heparins tbe Damage, to the Court House-Valuable Information as to tho Coat of th. Original structure. LSpsclal Correspondence.] WiLLLisisrOBT, Oot. 3.-The great flood of June 1st, 1889, whioh mandated a large portion of the Wost Branch Valley and oaused a loss^to the people of fully ten millions of dollar*, Tas particularly destructive to bridges in Lycoming county. The Commissioners^ therefore, have been kept buBy up to the present time restoring bridges in all parts of the county, where there are streams, and tbe aggregate cost Kill probably reach $150,000. This is a large sum of money and bas been a severe blow to the hopes and aspirations of the present board of Commissioners. Before this great calamity they had succeeded in running the oounty debt down from nearly $190,000 to �122,500, and expected to wipe it out by the close of their term. Now it will go np with a bound to $200,-000, or more, as a largo amount of money had to be borrowed to meet thia and othor extraordinary expenBOB. But Lycoming is a rich and prosperous county. She has a population of over 70,000, and numerous and extensive manufacturing industries. But the increase of her debt will weigh heavily on^he taxpayers, and many years will elapse before it will bo reduced to the Sgure it was before the flood. Adjoining oounties, especially Clinton and Tioga, suffered heavily also but not to the extent of Lyooming oounty. But as they are less populous, the losses tbey have sustained will bo proportionately as groat. The Commissioners, Messrs. Strebeigb, Starr and Foresman, inform us that they nava rebuilt about rn-onty-five bridges, tho shortest of whioh was 410, and the longest 089 feet. Tho smallest cost $5,000 and the largest $42,000. Two or three of these bridges are over Fine Creek, and as Clinton county bore half the expense, the burden on Lycoming was that muoh lightened. TbeBe bridges are all constructed of Iron and are handsome Btruotures, and they will likely stand for a long time. With the flood the unsightly, covered wooden bridges nearly all departodj and no one will pray for their restoration. Iron, in addition to being neater and handsomer in appearance, is heavier and stronger, and therefore better able to resist water and fire. The great bridge over the river at Munoy belonged to a corporation and tolls were oharged for crossing it; but after its destruction the company surrendered their franchises to tho county and the Commissioners were forced to rebuild it. It is 989 feet In length, with four piers aud five spans, and will be the most beautiful on the river. Tho cost, $42,000, will give the reader some idea of how it will appear when oompletcd. And when it is | thrown open to the publio it will be free ! In addition to the largo amount expended for bridges, tho Commissioners are repairing tbe Court HouBe at an expense of about $10,000. It was greatly damaged by the flood, necessitating repairs in all tho offices; and while this work was going on it was deemed best to overhaul the court room also. It has been greatly improved and beautified. The coiling has beon arched at the sides and frescoed overhead; an elegant new benoh, jury box and desk for tbe clerk, has been constructed and the bar surrounded by a handsome railing. Now and improved benches have takon the place of the old ones in tho auditorium, and the floors have beon deadened with mineral wool. When the oarpot is laid inside tho railing, tho plaster ornaments in roar of tho bench placed in position, aud the pictures hung ou the walls, the court room will bo tho cosiett in this part of the State. Even the witnesses will have a handsome new box, and tho tables and ohairs for tho attorneys will be new and of improved patterns. The offices of tho Prothonotary and Register and Recorder, have boon supplied with Feu-tuu's metallio files, rolls end shelves at a heavy cost. Tbe Judge's room bas beon greatly improved, nowly carpeted and mado muoh more comfortable than It was. The offices of the Sheriff, Treasurer, and Commissioners, have been subjected to heroic treatment aud aro now comfortable and business like. For tho first timo iu tho history of tho county the Commissioners have been provided with two rooms, so thst wheu tbey wish to hold a privato conference they will not bo obliged to go outyide in the hall, or down in the baso-incnt The present Court House whioh was built in 1859 under tho administration of Commissioners Michaol Sypher, Thomas Lloyd and Samuel Harris, was contracted for at $35,000, but as some additional work was found to be necessary, an expense of $3,000 was added, making tho total oost about $38,000. This, with the repairs that have beon put on it during the past thirty years, will run the cost of the building up to $50,000. And possibly it may exceed this sum. If tho present roa in the world would stagger under. It rather humbles ooe's pride in the prowess of human reason to see bow sometimes its apparently most cogent and more readily accepted arguments * suddenly- lose all their force when unexpectedly confronted ,with faots. The akilled ornithologist,'after pointing out that the owl in the barber's shop, was so badly stuffed that it could not be taken to represent either an owl or any other possible member of the bird creation, might well be disconcerted when the impossibility stepped down from its perch . and proved to be not a atnffed owl, but a live one. Even lawyers and law givers, theologians and political economists, nave occasionally made mistakes, and the vo--taries of natural science are almost human.' Now that we know that animal life can be and is supported under enormous pressure in the cold dark depths, where'even kelp and sea moss take do foot-hold, reason is : equal to tbe task of explaining how : the difficulties of the position may be enooaut- -ered. Though plants cannot grOw with- � out sunlight, yet when their life in the upper region of the sea is over they may sink, as diatoms undoubtedly do, through all depth to the bottom. Even-if the deepest living animals had no access to Vegetation they might derive tbe benefit of it through a chain of consumers, ending with themselves but beginning i with vegetable feeders. Many or the dwellers in the deep sea have no eyes, and are, therefore, comparatively unaffected by the absence of light; for others that have eyes tbe gloom Is relieved by the luminous organs- which: they or their neighbors possess. The temperature, we may be assured,' is well salted to' the permanent inhabitants of eaob -region, so that those surrounded by water nearly at the freezing point would not thanlt ob for warming it for them any more than the Esquimaux is pleased when a .rise in temperature sets.everything adrift in biB pavilion, of ice. The pressure too, nowev-er stupendous to our imagination,' is evidently borne without conoeru by oreatnrcB which are themselves permeated by flalds of the same density as the surrounding medium. Though also to onr: "taste: the chemistry of sea water is also unpalatable, we know tbat most marine animals cannot lire without it and while terrestrial life is limited in its distribution and often put to soro straits by tbe scanty supply of fresh water, to tbe denizens of the sea the re-souroeB for tbe quenching of thirst are always at band, never failing and! pritoti-oally infinite. ' ' Ku-Kloz at McElhatuuu/.^ t-A correspondent at MeEibattap. writes to tbe ExraSss. that "Wayne tow^sbip,ia no place to advertise Ropubiio^p. meet--ings." Bills to be posted for the" recent Republican mass meetingat Lock Haven were received and posted at once... Tbat night the bills were torn down. The next day others were put np, aud during; tbe night the bills wers defaoed with .poke-berry juice and cow manure. The opinion, prevails tbat the dirty work was done by some of farmor. Pattison's. manure spreaders. Tbey seemed to understand, the business, and handled tbe fertilizer without gloves. Our correspondent says up. Democratic votes woro made by the performance of this act, and the Republicans will vote the party ticket to a man. . A Family of Heavy Weight*. '.. There is a family in Armstrong county, cousistiug of father, mother and'four Children, whose combined weight is 1;800, an average of 216 pounds: ' One of the: girls aged 11 years, woighs 305 pouuds. . She must be a dumpling. ' : --� Gvntlemen'. Kight Kobe*.- Edward Heobt, of the Roobcatfir. Cloth-iug House, makeaa special display of geu-tloraeu'a uigfct robes in the: west window of his place of business. Take a , peep at 1 them when passing.... Kud of the Sed.ionH. Tbe September term of court ended last night, the jury in the last case rendering a vordiot for the plaintiff for the sum of 185.89, New W.aUlcr Signal.. The new signal Uagi received by Messrs. Simon Sons are now displayed dally. Tbey are not as large as the old ones,. but are read the same and are of tho same colon.