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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - October 23, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAR-NO. 201. LOCK HAVEN, PA. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS! KINSIXJK BROTUKK9---FUKI.ISHKK8 OCK STATE SENATOR. The Republican conferraes for the thirty-foarth Senatorial district, composed ul the oountics of Clearfield, Clinton and Centre, met at Tyrone yesterday and nominated Anthony J. 31alone, of this cityr aB the Republican candidate for State Senator. Mr, Maloue is Chairman of the Republican County Committee, and is well known throughout this acolion. He was born in the city of JSew York in 1846, where he resided with bis parent* until 1652 when he removed to Philadelphia and became a oitizen of the Keystone State. He lived in Philadelphia until the year 1SG2 when be enlisted in the Eighth Illinois Cavalry, Company C, and served as member of that branoh of the service for two years. He then re-enlisted in the Eighth United States Regulars and served three years, the full time of his enlistment After being discharged from the army he returned to Philadelphia and lived there until 187S when he went to New York city again to aocept a position in the post office. He served Uncle Sam in that capa-oity until 18S3, when he removed to Re novo, Clinton oounty, aud entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, serving as clerk in the motive power department of the shops at that place until appointed by Sheriff William J. Leahy as his deputy, an offiae that he has filled in a manner entirely satisfactory to Sheriff Leahy and the people of Clinton oounty. Anthony j. Malone 1b a man among men, gentlemanly in hiB ways, quiet and unassuming in his manners, and has excellent business qualifications. He is well known to be a firm and true friend of the working mau and in favor of organized labor. When in the service of his country, or when acting in official positions in the more peaoeful walks of life, Sir. Malone has always proved himself to be honest and upright, and in every way deserving of the confidence of his fellow men. Having been honored with the nomination for State Senator by the Re pnblioan party in the thirty-fourth Senatorial district of Pennsylvania, Mr. Malone will use every honorable means to secure his election, and if elected will represent the whole people of the distriot with the dignity and manhood dne the position BAD DAY FOR COLLISIONS. Three Terrible Wrecks in Which Persons Are Seriously Injured. Aim OEASH IN A DARK TUNNEL, A Passenger Train Dashes Into the Wreck-age of a Freight -The Defer!* Takes Fire and an Awful Scene Ensnes-Six Persons Dead and Others' Badly Injured-Other Late News. CURRENT COMMENT. Now they are talking of erecting monument to Mrs. O'Learj's cow on the ground that she was the real founder of Chicago. Pattison is tho Democratic high priest of free trade in this State. Senator Dela-mater is a staunch advocate and supporter of the McKinley Tariff bill. Farmers of Clinton county, can you hesitate which of these two men yon will vote for? The value of the ''estimates" and "predictions" with which the Pattison men are filling the air may be judged from the solemn owl-like assurance of the Independent oommittee to the effeot that the Demooratio ticket will have 10,000 majority in Philadelphia! Protection to American farmers and American industries is the watohword of Senator Delamater, Pattison is a free trader, who thinks and talks only of foreign manufacturers and laborers: Can a truu son of Pennsylvania conscientiously oast his vote for" the latter? All the oysters in the Chesapeake beds are reported dead. The lower beds bi>ve not been heard from; but if they shall be found in. the same condition, oysters this" winter will be almoct ae scarce as peaohes daring the summer. This seems to be a famine year in luxuries, at least We ask tho farmers of this oounty to remember a Republican administration and Congress bas given them a $2.00 duty on tobaeoo and protection on every other product grown on their farms. In return, the Republican party expects evory one of thorn to support its candidate for Governor, Senator Dolamater;) Amoho the sharp people who do not read the papers ato tho man who buys "green goods," the man who oan locate a marked oard and the man who sells his farm to a stranger who will not pay for it until he is given an opportunity to size up the seller's bank account. If it were not for tho men who "know it all" swindlers would havo a hard time in thla world. Our esteemed prophet and contemporary. Colonel A. K. McClure, of the Philadelphia Timet, is again indulgiog in rainbow chasing prediotions to flre the Democratic heart. He has Philadelphia almost Democratic Allegheny entirely so, and the remaining Republican oounties trembling in the balanco worse than a sheet In a Boston east wind. But as wc have heard the Colonel predict before we see no roason to give up tho beauties of Wiggins' almanac for an exclusive perusal of tho Philadelphia Timet. The citizens of Quebec will present an address to the Count of Paris on his visit to that city on Monday next, and they will also give � grand banquet in nil honor. Cincinnati, Oct. 29.-A disastrous col lision occurred at 4:40 thiB morning on the Cincinnati Southern Railway in a tunnel quarter of a mile noith of Sloan's Valley Station. The trains involved were freight No. 22, noith-bound, and passenger No. 5, south-bound. No. 5 loaves Cincinnati at S p. m. Another passenger' train leaves Cincinnati an hour earlier. Both these were held at Somerset, Kentucky, two hours dV more on acoount of a freigh wreok whioh occurred south of that place last night. When the traok was clear, the foremost Cincinnati train started out .from Someset first, and met and pasBed safely a north bound train. Then at a safe distance be hind it the fated No. S started out Freight train No. 22, north-bound, was side tracked at Sloau's Valley. When the first Cincinnati train passed south, th crew of the freight appear to have over looked the fact that No. S was to follow aDd they pulled out aud started north ward. Less than a quaiter of a mile away they entered a tunnel, which is one-sixth of a mile long. In the most helpless place that trainmen ever met death the engines of the two trains dashed into each other, and the cars following jammed into each other in a mass. Then came the added horror of conflagration. No description of the scenes has yet been made. the list ok victims. Only the bare result* have been tele graphed to the officials of the road here. These are that Firemen Gould and Welch and Brakeman John E. Montgom ery, Express Messenger Edward RuBner, aud a mail agent, were killed. Engineer Taylor, of the passenger train, and Pino Lott, of the freight train, were badly burned. The baggage master was injured. No passengers were killed. If any were njured the names have not yet been ascertained. The burning of the trains in a tunuel renders it impossible to dear the track as readily as it could be done on opengronnd, the smoke and heat preventing men from entering. Transfers will be mado until the tunnel oan be cleared. There were wo mail agents on the train, J. L. Oayle and C. F. Doegan. Which one of them is killed is not yet known. Ed Ruffoer, the messenger of the United States express company, who was killed, was a married man, living at Bond Hill, near this city. causk of the disaster. The Initial cause of the collision was a wreck which ooourred last night at Elibu Station, two miles below .Somerset. A mixed train was stopping to leave a car and had not yet got into motion when freight came up in the.rear and struck the rear car, causing a serious wreck. Young Mr. Payne, a commercial traveler for the firm of Pierson & Clark, Lexington Kentucky, had both legs crushed and has since died. The delay to the passenger trains by this wreck oaused the mistake of the engineer and conductor of tho freight train No. 22, by which the tunnel oollislon occurred. Fortunately tho passenger train had not entirety gone into the tunuel when the crash came, aud so the three sleepers whioh did not leave the tracks served as a meanB of escape to the passengers. These sleepers were detached and drawn away from the burning taaln, but the baggage car, mail car and two coaobe* were burned. At 11 o'clock to-day the heat and smoke prevented anything being done to dear the tunnel. General Manager Carroll left by this morning's train for the scene, and will personally direct whatever is nocessary to be done. The railroad officials have heard of but one passenger injured. His name >s not given, but he has been removed to Somerset. The two'ongineers, Taylor and Pimlott, are now reported as not fatally injured. tiie dead and wounded. Engiiioor John Pitulott died this after-noon, making six victims of the tunnel collision ou the Cincinnati Southern road, as follows: John Pimlott, engineer, FiKunan Welsh. Fireman Could. iSrakeman John F. Montgomery. Postal Clerk C. L. Dooaeu. ExpresB Messenger E. P. Kiffner., The injured are: Engineer Pat Taylor, severe. - Postal Clerk J. G. Gorlp, severe. Baggagem aster John K. Long, severe. Passengers: W. D. Wheeler, in oharge of a museum freak known as "Wild Roso," both slightly injured. Miss Oilio Getty, slight. Arch Murphy, slight. The pnnsougers all were able to walk over the pile to tho train and to resume their journey. anotiiek tehkii1le WRECK. BiKMtxtiiiAM, Ala,, Oct. 22.-A passenger train on the Kansas City, Mempbid and Birmingham railroad, which left here at 9 o'clock last night west bound, went out leaving the sleeper and conductor in the station. Discovering that fact, some six miles out of town the engineer began backing into Birmingham. At Thomas Furnace, three miles ont of the oity, the backing train met an outgoing freight and there was a terrible collision. Several passengers in the rear ooacb were killed and a number wounded. The wonnded have been brought to Birmingham and are at the various hotels. Thoy are: | Mrs. W. F. Wagner and two children, 1 of Greenville, S. C, on their way to Foalkes Station, Teun.; badly scalded. I. O, Franklin, a drummer from Nash ville; dying. George W. Davis, Shell Mound, Tonn. leg broken and otherwise hurt. J. H. Finnol, of New Orleans; baok hurt. J. A. Taylor, Magnolia, Ark.; head mashed and eye Knocked out. W. B. Fluuigin, of Memphis; slightly hurt. W. C. Burton, of Cordova, Ala,; scalded and badly mashed. J. A. and J. V. Beard, of Nanvoo, Ala. internally hurt. E. P. RoHe, of Linna.. Ala.; arm broken. Rev. II. G. Smith, of Jasper; ribs broken aud dangerously hurt. Dr. BanjOrd, of Hot Spring', Arkansas slightly Injured. A. h.- Hill, of Birmingham; .slightly hurt. Hon. R. M. Long, of Cordova; bruised on ankle. 31. T. Townlee and Walter Townlee, of Townlee, Ala.; slightly injured. Four or five dead are reported to be under the wreck, but the names are not yet ascertained. The night was blustering and rainy. Kansas City, Mo., Oct..22.-A serious tail-end wreck occurred this morning at �2Q o'clock on the Union Paoifio railroad, one mile and a half west of Armonrdale, a suburb of this city, in which nine porsons were seriously injured, and the engineer of the Rook Island train fatally. TbeJRook Island use the Union Paoifio track into the ty. An east bound freight, which leaves the depot befoie tho Union Paoiflo passenger train, delayed near the scene of the accident this morning, and as there was a very heavy fog, plaoed torpedoes on the track to warn the following trains. The passenger engineer, warned by the torpedoes, stopped his train, and before the flagman could be sent back to warn tho east bound Hock Island train, whioh was following, the Rock Island train crashed into the Wathena, a Pullman sleeping oar of the Union Pacific train. The Rack Island engine was completely wrecked, and the engineer was buried under tho debris. The fireman jumped and probably saved his life, but received severe bruises. The damage is estimated at $60,000. The following are some of the injured: Pat Cullen, Rook Islr,rd, onginoer, lives Topeka, and has a wife and two children. He will die. John Cuff, Rock Island, fireman, frac-red jaw and internal injuaies. Edward Jackson, (aolored) of Edwards-ille, Kansas, both legs broken below the knee. LET THERE BE MORE LIGHT I flow We Can Enjoy the Advantages of tho Incandescent Electric 'Light. A CHARTER FOB A NEW COMPANY PATHSOK'8 BUKCDARI) TVItNS UP. J. H. Grayson, Pullman oonduotor, left ankle sprained and bruised. NEWS AND NOTES. The Department of State has been officially notified that an industrial exhibitioa will be held at Lyons, France, in the year 1892, in which the departments of silk and electricity will he open to exhibitors from all nations. A cordial invitation is extended to all Ameriaan exhibitors. The threatened strike of the slate and metal roofers in New England is believed to havo been averted, thirteen firms having granted the advance of 25 eenta per day and eight hours on Saturdays. Peter McCartney, one of the most famous counterfeiters in the United States, died in the penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday. Uis most^succossful work was on Government bonds, aud he once made a $1000 United States bond so perfect that it was aotuatly redeemed at the Treasury, and tho bolder of tho genuine was later arrested and charged with counterfeiting. Our Consul at Jerusalem reports to the Superintendent of the State, under date of September 22cl, that throe American locomotives, mado iu Philadelphia and intended lor tho now railway from Jerusalem to -Ha, has arrived at Jaffa. The Consul �iya it must interest our citizens to know that tho fliet locomotives ever used in this ancient world were mado iu tho New World. N. F. Palmer & Co., tho contractors for building the two gunboats, Coucord and lionuington, have notified tho Navy Do-pat tmeut that the first named vessel is �dy tor her trial trip. A naval board has been appointed to conduct the trial. Tboso vee&cls were contracted (or more than three years ago, and as they were, undor the contiact, to be completed in May, 18S'J, tho contractors are now under a penalty t>( $200 per day for every day's delay in the completion of the vessels. Tho Concord's siatr-r ship, the Bennington, is said to be about two months behind tho Concord in the oourse of construction. To Be nfade Shortly-The Price ror the Lights Within the Kaach or All-Hiring and Lamp* to -be Farntelied Free-If Ton Are Interested Read the Following Particulars. A short time ago the announcement was made in the Express that a gentleman from Wilkcsbarre was in the city looking over the field with the view of establishing another electrie light plant of the incandescent system here. The outlook was satisfactory, and application will be made shortly for a ohartsr for the company which will be styled the Look Haven Electric Light- and Power Company. The gentleman who. was here working up the matter will return agaia in a few days to organize the company. It is said that at the time of his first visit to the city seven thousand dollars were subscribed towards the amount required and It is thought the balance oan easily be obtained. The com. pan? in addition to furnishing iuoandesoent lights proposed to 'furnish eleotrio power for driving small machines, ventilating fans, pumps, elevators, etc., and will wire all buildings free of charge and also furnish without cost to the consumer lamps and meter. � The lamps will bo of sixteen caudle power, Two incandescent lamps will make a light equal to three gas jets. The new company "proposes to furnish light at one cent per hour for eaoh lamp and a reduction front this figure where a large number of lights are taken in one building. Eleotrioian J. E. Kelly, whose residence ie at 23 West Park street, is Interested in having tbe new plant established sod ipakee the request that all persons residing la the city who propose taking the incsndesceut light-.system write him postal card at once, stating the number o( lamps they would require. Direct your postal oards to J. E.-Kelly, 23 West Park street. Seeking � location. A manufacturer of awnings, tents, wagon covers and Bimilar artioles Is seeking a plaoe to locate and having heard of Lock Haven as being a progressive town writes to ask what the prospeots would be for establishing hla buBiness here. Come on, Mr. Awning Maker, such industries as yours are as welcome to Look Haven as larger and more pretentious establishments. The central location o( the city is one of the advantages we oan offer, and our business men will lend a helping band should you decide to locate hero. Birthday Anniversary. Mrs. Rachel Willow celebrated tho bov-enty.fiftu anniversary of her birthday yesterday and a number of relatives and friends assembled at the residence of bet son-in-law, George Sollers, to pay their respeots and assist in honoring the event. Four generations were represented. Among those from those from out of town wore Mr. and Mrs. John Shoemaker, of WilliamspDtt, W. B. Willow, of Carman and Mrs. Sihreifier, of Salona. Mrs. Willow received a number of handsome presents as remembrances of the occasion. On the Ketnrn Trip. A special train oame in over the Bald Eagle Valley railroad yesterday evening about 7 o'clock, having on board President Roberts and tho direotors of the Pennsylvania railroad. They were met here by Superintendent Westfall, and the special proceeded oast at once. The officials are returning from their trip over the eompany's lines and will reach Philadelphia this aftornoon. Change of IRlgbt. : Through neglect of their agent, Hkte'� World Fair Minstrels b�ve no (ngagwannt for tbi* evening and have oooelnded to fill in the time in Look Haven,: asd -will appear at the Opera Hon** to night. Their performance is not paraded with - silks, satins, eolored plushes, glass dhunoodt, gorgeous scenery or wonderful freak* from* foreign olimes, bnt claim to give an old-fashioned minstrel show. Tbe' obm-pacy includes Billy Rioe; Frank Moran, and a number of others of equal note. Look oat for tbe Metropolitan bras* baml. Tariff on Tobacco. Tbe Tobacco Leaf mention* ton fast that a lot of Havana tobaooo above sixes has been appraised at (2.00 per pound. Tbe Leaf says this means � duty of W.00 a pound on Havana fillers. On* of tbe last lots appraised at (2.00 was for a Mew York house and another for a Chicago Arm. Importers of Havana are much exoited over tbe last appraisements. A Foar Thousand Pound Cheese. 'rom the Buffalo Commercial. At the cheese factory in East Otto the other day there was pat in the hoop the biggest cheese ever, mad* in this region, and probably the largest ever made in the United States. It measures 5 feet in diameter and is 39 inohes high. Its weight when cured will be 4,000 pounds, and fully 38,000 pounds of milk were used in its manufacture. The abundant pasturage made the September milk unusually rich, so this huge oheese Is expected to be of prime quality. About four weeks will be required to cure it thoroughly. This record breaker was made for a grocery house of Cincinnati, wbo are about to ocoupy a large new building. It is wanted as an attraction for the opening. The Conference at ITllllanieport. Tbe Republican Congressional conferees s, ent yesterday in balloting without auy satisfactory result. During ths day the Locomlng county conferees oast the ballots for each of tbe candidates and finally settled down on Emerson Collin*. Late in the afternoon Mr. C. W. Boott offered the following resolution: tVHEuBAs, This conference bss been engaged for over three weeks In & futile effort to nominate a candidate for Congress, and Wherkas. Tuere appears to be no reasonable prospect or the present deadlock being broken at an early day, therefore Jtciolval, That we, theoonferree* eorancaiag the conferense of the Sixteenth Ooograulonal District of Pennsylvania, do hereby agree to refer the nomination of a candidate for Cbn- ... The weather. '�� � The storm which was centred a*arN*w Orleans, Tuesday night, is moving aorta-east with increased energy, and ha* been -attended by heavy rainfalls in soma of th* Southern States. The storm is nearly central over Pennsylvania to day, asd csoodi- -nessand rain will likely be the wnther condition* to-morrow. Plctnro of the Clly. ' A lady in Charleston, W. Va, wbo was formerly a resident of Lock Havsn, read tbe notion in tbe papers of Photographer Floyd having made view* of the oity frem St. Paul's ohnrcb steeple, ordered a Sat of the views. She writes that she 1* delighted with the plotures of her old home. .-. #--- The People's Theatre. Ed. Fanaher ha* leased the Peoples' Theatre, or as is more familiarly known tbe Academy of musio. He Intends far- . nlshing Look Haven people with plenty of amusements the coming winter at popular ; prices. Lecture To-Slalit. John O'Keefe, of Rhode Island, general lecturer for the KuignU of Labor, will address au open meeting, in tea Ju R. Post room to night. All are invited. The subject will be "Ballot Reform." Argument Court Adjonraed. Tbe argument court fixed far Monday, 27th Inst., has been postponed until Thursday, November 0th, at 2 p. m. - � e �--. PKBHOSAL PKNCIUBas), Mrs. GeorgeW: Veraes Is visiting Tier mother, Mrs, Earon. gresstoaoommttteeof Uiree B^ublican eltl,1 W�U'� hospltalUy, � v�M^ ;