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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - September 16, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAli-NCK Kit). LOCK HAVEN. PA.. TUESDAY. SEFTEMHER Hi. 18U0. PIUCE-TWO CENTS evening EXPHESb the tariff lfl the house KINSLOE EKOTHKHS---FUItLlSH KKH CURRENT COMMENT. A discovery of pearl producing clams bii been made in Manitowoc River, Wi; cousin, aud over 3000 pearls of varied colors have boon taken out. The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser says Alabama wants good roads. If Alabama does no more than Pennsylvania to get them, the will continue to "want" Wiien Senators Plumb and Paddock put themselves on record as differing from their Republican colleagues on several points of the Tariff bill they were warmly patted on the back by their political enemies, and the announcement was mado that the differences were irreconcilable. On Wednesday tboy vutsd for the entire bill like thogonniue Republicans they are. Ov course, there is an attempt to belittle Speaker Heed's victory, and to Sing mud at him beoause of his success. Wo are told how the Kiltery Navy Yard was colonized by new voters; how bushels of boodle was spout in his interests, and how Democrats were disfranchised and de-bauohed. Suoh silly whimperings are beneath oontempt. The truth is, the people of his State believe iu him and his mothods and gave him this magnificent endorsement in proof of their belief. Nothing has done so mnch iu these lat tor days to transform the shop of the small merchant into the great mercantile establishment as carefully written and well displayed newspaper advertisements, No magician's wand has ever dono more effective work. The great commercial business sucoesses in the large eitieB have all beeu built up in this way. Nearly all the great fortunes made in trade have been the result of judicious advertising. What has so often been done, caube done again. TnE New York Sun directs attention to the progress of four prohibition States as revealed by the last census. In Maine the inarease in population was one and fout-tenthB per oent. In Vermont there was an actnal loss. Kansas gained 68 per cent., but her neighbor on the North, Nebraska, increased 122 per cent., while her Western neighbor, Colorado, increased 110 per cent. Kansas herself gained 173 per cent., between 1870 and 1SS0. Iowa lout much headway, her gain being only eighteen per cent., while ber neighbor, Minoesota, gained SI per cent. SurEitiNTEXDEXT Porteii has prepared a statement that ought to settle the two chief subjects of discontent wiih the cen-sua returns-New York and St. Panl. In the caBe of the former he Bhows that while tbo Increase iu the city proper during tbe decade was only twenty-five per cent., in the metropolitan district, which includes tbe city and suburbs, it was forty per cent. New York's elevated railroads, her ferries and tbe Brooklyn bridge have been taking her population out of town to live; that is all. In the oase of St. Paul, it is found that tbe wily census takers counted tbB inmates of various, institutions during business hours and gavo the city credit for them all. Tbey counted two hundred and fffty-BBven persons in a parochial school buildiDg and one hundred and ten iu a newspaper building, though noboby lived in cither of tbem. A railroad depot was credited with two hundred and forty-five inmates, though none of them slept there, and a hotel which bad, properly, one hundred and fifty-five inmates, was credited with five hundred and fifty-three. If this sort of work was genoral throughout the city, St. Paul would seem to be an eminently proper subject for a recount. AfterTwo Hours Debate the Senate Amendment Were Non-Concurred In. THE BILL TO GO INTO CONFERENCE Tbe Bribery Cases. Naw Castle, Sept. 15.-This evening Judfo McMichaBls gave his decision on the motion of Dr. McKinney, of Beaver, protesting against the grand jury non-suiting him in the bribery oases of the Twenty-fifth Congressional District. The court decided alter bearing tbe evldencb that the suits of Wallace, Shaffer and Duerr for conspiracy wore diamissed. The case of Tole, Shaffer and Downing, the Republican Congressional delegates, for taking bribes, and W. D. Wallaco, for paying tbe same, shall go before tho new grand jury In December. This reversal of tbo original non-suit created a tremendous sensation iu tbe district. Speaker Reed will Name the Conferred on the Bill To-dey~A Resolution Introduced In tbe House to Censure Hot-Headed Kennedy for Bis Attack on the Senate. Wasmugtok, Sept. 15.-The Tariff bill waa presented to tho House to-day, and after two hours debate the Senate amendments wore non concurred iu, yeas 120 nays 82. The bill will now go to conference. Mr. Euloe, of Tennessee, offered a resolution cousuriug Kennedy, of Ohio, for his speeoh of September 3d, reflecting upon the cbaraoter of the Senate aa a body and two Senators individually. Mr. Groavenor, of Ohio, raised the point of order that tbe resolution was too late, that Kennedy should have been called to order at tho time of the utterance. Enloe opposed this view, and Bayne, of Pennsylvania, concurred in Enloe's remarkB, dB-daring that it was due to tho Senate that its members should be protected from attacks by members of the Houbo . GroBvenor suggested that action Bhould be taken by tbe committee, acd Bayuo offered an amendment to Enloe's resolution directing the public printar to exclude Kennedy's Bpeeoh from the record. Pending action the House adjourned. The Senate to-day passed the bill granting a pension of twenty dollars a month to Lucy Hale, a daughter of a Revolutionary war soldier. The conference report on the Land Grant Forfeiture bill was taken up and discussed. It was agreed that tho vote thereon shall bo taken at 2 o'clock to-morrow. Speaker Reed stated, after the House had voted to send the Tariff bill to a con-ferene, that he would not announce the conference on tbe part of tbo nouso until to-morrow. He said he had not yet determined upon the list. BASE HALL RECOKU. The Three Organization, and Tbeir Stand lot; to Uete. X.vTKVSAI. LEAGUE. Chicago-Chicago '1, Cincinnati 3. TLAVER'S I.F.itlliK. Cleveland-Cleveland 8, Pittsburg 2. AMKItlCAS ASSOCIATION. Columbus-Columbus 3, St. Louis 3. Called on account of darkness. Toledo-Louisville 0, Toledo 5. Syracuse-Rochester 7, Syracuse 0. tersely told hafpenimgs All tlio Lato News and Views of the City Up to 3:00 P. M. GOTTEN UP IN A' SEA CABLE I0RM Standing of tbe clubs. national league. Won. Lost. Brooklyn.........78 41 Boston.............71 46 Phtladolphia...73 47 Cincinnati.......Gil 49 Won. Lost, Chicago...........72 4� NewYork........57 Cleveland.......91 82 Pittsburg.........20 101 players' league. Won. Lost. Won. Lost. Boston..............7it 43 Chicago............68 67 Kroukiyu.........71 50 PltUibnrg.........52 111 Now York........GS 50 Cleveland........4$ SI Philadelphia...I!4 53 Buffalo.............81 85 american association. Won. Lost. Louisville........1$ 40 St. Louis..........65 46 - Rochester........ott Columbus.........61 Won. Lost. Toledo..........50 4� Athletic...........55 55 Syracuse..........41 tr-1 Baltimore........31 71 Sweet Sincere and Clever Dancers. The much advertised and sweet-faced Rinehart sisters inaugurated a three nights engagement at the Opera Hotiso lust night and attracted a very largo audience. The play presented was "Nipped iu tbe Bud, which was written by Mr. James Jay Campbell, business manager of the com pany and a journalist of Bome note. Its sole object is to make people laugh, and bring out tbe abilities and accomplishments of the five talonted sisters. It is a musical comedy with the merest shadow of a plot. The dialogue is bright and witty, but at times drags somewhat. . The sisters are sweet singers and graceful dancers, and the reception accorded the play and pltyers was of the most cordial character, demonstrating that both had "caught on" and tbe engagement, will doubtless prove a succeBBlul one. This evening they will present the musical absurdity, "The Waif's Luck," which is said to bo brimful and tunning over with pure fun. Go to-night and take tbe little ones. It will do them good. Tho show is suited to all classes. The occasional theatre goer can attend with the utmost propriety, feeling assured of nothing but innocent amusement, free from all objectionable features. Wanted on a Charge of Assault. Baltimore, Sept. 15.-Marshal Frey's men promptly arrested, "Irom a description telegraphed," John Baker, a Hungarian, who is wanted at at Pottstown, Pa., on a obargo of assault with intent to kill. Baker was arrostcd as bo alighted from a train at tho railroad station. Baker and Detoctive Barringer, who accompaniua liim. leave for I'oltstowu ou tho 12:'i0 p. m. train to-day. The r.aml of tho AlotniDiis. W/anixcTOS. Sept. IS.-Tho total popu lation of Utah is 200,408, a not incrcami of 02,535. A Beautiful Olft, The gentlemen friends of Hon. J. W. Merry purchased of X. B. Ringler a beautiful chronometer clock which they will present this evening to Miss Kerrey as a wedding present. The clock la aoostlyoneof elegant design and of tbe latest style of manufacture, and is a gift which any bride would be pleased to receive. KnllrottdorD Muvlnif. A lot of teams, wagons and oartn such as are used by railroad contractors, passed over tho river bridge this morning, on their way to Now York State, where thoy arc to be used iu constructing a new lino of road. The teams and men were taken care of at the Eagle Hotel last night. Big Freight Wreck. At Panther Run on tbo Beech Creek railroad sixteen ompty coal oars wero wrecked. Tbe train was bound west, and the wreck blockaded the road completely. Tho passenger train due hero at 8:10 a. m. did not arrive until 2 p, m. IhigaftarnOOD. They l'aid tbe Costs. The fisherman from the up river rogious wbocaugbttrouton Suuday and boforo tbe timo when trout could be lawfully caught, wore before Alderman Nobio yesterday afternoon. The men were discharged on payment of cos's. Hymen has resumed bis glorious work of belying arithmetic by adding one to one and making them one. Mr. Geo. Maudciback representing "TLo Little Nugget" company, the next attraction booked at the Opera House iu iu the oity. "Tbe Little Nugget" with all its fu n and frolic comes one week from tonight, 23d inst, and is identically the same company that produced it here before with one exception. Y. Sf. C. A. Organization. The meeting of the Y. M. C, A. in the Reformed Church, last night, was well attended. The meeting was organized by calling F. M. Whittakor to the ohair, and eleoting John R. Stevenson Secretary for tbe evening. T. M. Stevenson was elected Vise President. For Treasurer Mr. George Loder wbb elected. On motion tho President of tho meeting was authorized to appoint tho members of the several committees, and in accordance with the motion the following committees were appointed: Finance Committee-T. M. Stovonson, M. E. Cheston, A. M. Thomas, A. L. Benedict. Committee on Membership - George Loder, R. W. Clymer, James Snyder, Edward Seybold. Devotional Committee-A. L. Benediot, E. E. Adams, M. G. Cocklin. The Devotional Committee were instructed to select an additional member from each church not represented. Committooon Rooms-S.M. McCormick, K. D. Batoheler, F. H. Michaels. Committee on By-laws- E. �. Adams, S. M. MoCormick, H. T. Harvey. Committee on Nominations-A. 8. Grow, S. M. McCormick, I. A. Shaffer, Jr. Committee on Employment of General Secretary-T. M. Stevenson, K. D. Batch, eler, James Snyder, Sidney Furst. Tho Committee on Rooms was authorized to select and rBnt roomB at once for the use of the Association. Fnnnd by the River KIde~Sweet sincere and Clever Dancers-llonrtl of Trade Meet-log-Tbe Show Df all New Peatnret-W, C. T. U. Convention-The Firemen at Chester. Tbe body of a man was found this forenoon on the river shore at a point nearly opposite the junction of Main and Water streets, whore it had been washed up by tbe recent flood. Orville Smith who was gathering drift wood found tbe body and at once notiGed Coroner Mador who sent undertaker Sloan to remove the remains and convey them to his undertaking establishment where au iuquost was held. The Coroner empaneled as his jury Messrs G. W. Batcheler, Robert Martin, M. Wantz, J. K. Coras, A. W.-Rokenbrode and M.J. McNerncy, who viewed the body, and heard the testimony of the man who found the corpse, and also of those who were there at the time. The body had cvidautly boon in tho walBr for a long time before it was washed ashuro by the tlood and was badly decomposed. All tho olotuing had been removed from the remains by the action of tho water, excepting tho stockings and shoes. Tho latter were neat fitting and not such shoes are are worn by river-men. The body was that of a large, well developed man, and aside lrom the shoes and stookiug, there was nothing, whatever, by which to identify him. At 2 p. m. this afternoon the jury were to meet and render a verdict. The impression pre vails that the body is that of a man named Liningcr who waa drowned at Keating some time ago. Still Improving;. Mr. E. B. Shoemaker, the energetic proprietorof tho Shoemaker apothecary establishment in tbo Academy of Musio building, is constantly adding new features to his beautiful store. It is only a short time since he put in standard ventilating fans and now be has ordered a new milk snake apparatus to bo run by a water motor. It iB his intention to keep his large soda fountain going all winter, and hot and cold soda, as well as milk shake, will be served to customers from one of the handsomest fountaiuB in this section of tbe State. His new advertisement in to-day's Er-riiEss will he found of special interest to those seeking wedding presents. His stock of fine goods suitable for gifts equals that to be found in any store in Lock Haven. A Narrow Escape. When Erie Mall train arrived at the damaged bridge above Cameron last Friday evening, the Renovo iVeusseyB, the train was stopped, and tbe train hands got off to examine the bridge and were consulting one another as to whether it would be safe to cross or not. After some consultation tbo crew had about concluded to cross. Retnruiug to the train with that end in view, but alas! about the time tbey reached luo train they heard a crash, and an ay went the- bridge iu tho flood. Just imagine what a narrow escapo from death and a watery grave that waa. Had it held two minutes longor the whole train, orew and passengers would have beeu swept away. Cbulce Fruit. Throe handsomo bunches of grapes are displayed in Klnsloo's book store window. They wero grown on tbe farm of George S. Good, and are of the Niagara variety. Tho three bunches arc upon the vine upon which tbey grew, and weigh 2} pounds. Handsomer or more liiEcious looking grapes never grew than tbo three bunches mentioned, which aro a fair sample of Mr. Good's crop this year. Tbe Free rjrldf e Movement. Tho movement towards securing a free bridge at this placo has been started again aud another petition *>vill bo presented to the court at the next regular sessiun, asking for the appoiutmcnt of another set of viewers. The parties who are interested in themovemont are the people in general, and tbey seem determined to keep push-| ing tho matter until they are successful. W. C. T. V. Convention. A good delegation from tbe W. C.T.U of Lock Haven, boarded tbo train on Thursday last, Sept. lltb, en route for Renovo, to attend tbe Sixth Annual Convention of the organization in Clinton county. Thursday evening tbe ohoir of the at. E. Church rendered some choico ^elections, after whioh Rev. J. h. Cook, of Ronovo, mado a stirring address, advocating Constitutional Prohibition and tho enfranchisement of women as tho only effectual means of uprooting the liquor traffic with its endless chaia of ^evil consequences. His address was not lengthy, but for pith and point is seldom excelled. Miss Dorn-blazer, State Superintendent of work among foreigners, made an earnest appeal for assistance In supplying the foreign element in Nebraska with, campaign literature. Mrs. Dean, of Renovo, made somo very timely remarks by-way of solicitation for a good collection, whioh was turned over to Mlsa Dorublazer for the purpose already mentioned. After tbe audienoo bad fceen dismissed the members of the convention assembled in the chapel, whore an Executive Committee meeting was held, and Committees on Resolutions, Plans of Work, etc., wero appointed. Friday morning and afternoon sessions were taken up with reports of Superintendents; many of which wore very interesting and showed a good work being done through tho county; also reports of committees appointed the evening before. Election of officers and superintoudonts and discussions on various subjects relative to tho work and closed with singing and some excellent recitations by different members of tbe Loyal Temperance Legion of Renovo. The delegates and visitors were most hospitably entertained by the ladlos of Renovo and tbo Convention was harmonious*] throughout. Friday evening a good audience was present to hoar au address by Presiding Elder Stephens, which was ahiflly a review of the progrc&s of the temperance cause sinco tho times of the "ions of TomperancD" was organized up to tho present. Rev. Mooro thanked God for tho Original Paakage decision as it was tho measure or bringing tho matter into politics where it wtmlu stay until settled once and for all by State and National Constitution amendment. Tho resolution adopted and a more detailed report of tho convention will bo jublishcd later in the "Every Once a Year," to bo resumed by the W. C. T. U. HOW II CAME TO HE wk11ten. The St.iry i�r the Foum "Cutfijw Musi Nor King To-BtighL." The poem of "Curfew Must Not Hie To-night" was suggested to mo by lh reading of a slury called "Love ami boy alty" in April 1SU7. I was thuti a plain country school girl, nut yet seventeen, residing with my parents at Litchfield, Mich, and nnder tho pretense of working out mathematical problems, with my arithmetic before me, I wrote the poem roughly on my slate, writes Rose Hartwiok Thorpe in the Ladies' Home Journal. I was forced to carry on my literary work under these difficulties because of the opinion of my parents that my time could be better em ployed than in "idle dreams and useless rhymes." I wrote the first copy on my �late between 4 and 0 o'oloek in the afternoon, but much time has since beon spent in correcting and revising it. I had uo thought that I would ever bo able to write anything worthy of public notice. Tbe poem was first published in the Detroit Commercial Advertiser in the Fall of 1370. Tbe editor, upon receipt of my manuscript, at once wrote me a lengthy letter of congratulation and praise, which he predicted the popularity for the verses which they have since enjoyed, bad no literary friends, nor even literary acquaintance, at that timo, and did not know tho simplest requirements for pre paring my manuscript for publication The poem scorned at once to attractpnblic attention. It raised me from a shy young country girl into the public notioe, and brings to my side yearly hosts of new and delightful friends. Wherever I go, my friends are there before me, and tbe poem-whioh I gavo to tbe public with no "right reserved"- while it has made a fortune far others and dropped golden coins in other pockets, has reserved for its author a wide circle of admiring friends. The first and only renumeration 1 ever received for tho poem was three years ago, when the editor of the Brooklyn Magazine reproduced the poem in a fac smileautograph from, which I had givou him. Witb a delicate sense of justice ho sent me a most oomplimontary abeok far the simple privilege of reproduction. It was quite a surprise to me, but none tho less pleasing. What Tbey Say. This is the way some people talk: "lie was shot In the suburbs." "She whipped him upon hifl return." "He kissed her pasBionatoly upon her ro-appoaranoe." "He kissed her back. ' "Mr. Jones walked in upon her invita-ion." 'She seated herself upon his entering." 'We thought she sat down upon ber being asked." "3bft fainted upon his departure." "Ho was injured in the fracas." "He then retired upon a pension." "The tea kettle is boiling." "The stove is on fire." "Did you see the new board walk." "Did you see that large horse fly." KetnovInE a Cinder From the Eye, Kroia the Ladies* Home Journal. Tho proper way to got a cinder out of tho eye is to draw tho upper lid down over tho lower, utilizing tho lashes of the lower, as a broom, that it may swoop the surface of the former and thus git rid of the intruder. Or gently draw tho lid away from the globe, pass a clean camel's hair brush-or fold of a silk hankerobief-two or three times between them. - This procedure will, in nearly all oases, suffice; when itdoos not,tho services of a physicans are necessary. It is a remarkable fact that a very minute body will give rise to intense pain, and even after it has been extracted the sensation remains for an our or more. After the intruder is out, gently bathu tho lids every fifteen tnin-tes in iced-wator till the feoling subsides. Board of Trade Bfeetine. At tbe Board of Trado moetiug last night thero was nothing of importance to j the public transacted. Resolutions were adopted extending au invitation to the Stato Firemen's Association to moot in this city next year, and a committee was appointed to ncgoliato with other associations from which propositions had been received to rent tho Board of Trade rooms. A decidedly cool wave iB reported to be coming this way. Second night of the RinehaitHistorB. - The Klch�-st Tinvu. A western correspondent says: "Riverside, the banner organ-growiug town in Southern California, is perhaps tho richest town in the country, if tho average wealth is accurately estimated. Of 5,000 persons, 220 aro assessed for more than 1,000 oaob, which represents 112,000 of value. So one out of every twenty persons in Riverside has more than $12,000 in property. This is due to tbe fact that three-quarters of tho people in the town own tboir pfaces; and even if they have only live seres in oranges this small grove will support a family well, as tbe average yield will be worth S100 per acre every year. harrison to visit a mine Tlio President Eeceives Many Iuvitations ami Accepts One From Houtzdalo. PROMISED A R0TJSIN& RECEPTION Agree to Open m Mine far Hie Especial Bene-gt-Mr. Harrison Seyi That He Will Go If 1'oulble-He It Mow Herlonely Coneld-erlnc tbe Advisability of Celling Speclal Session of Congress. Chebson, Sept. 15.-Tbe President has dboided to remain hero until the end of next week, if bis business will permit. He has received invitations from the people of nearly all the neighboring towns and villages to pay them a visit. One that is likely to be accepted camo from the miners of Houtzdale, Pa., who said thuy would suspend work ou tbo day of bis visit and give him a rousiug reception. William H. Dill, of Clearfield, who delivered tho invitation, said the miners wanted the President to inspect their mines, and that they would open one for his especial benefit. The President said he would certainly go if he eould. There is every reason to believe that the President is seriously considering tbe advisability of calling an extra session of Congress for the consideration of tbe election bill and others of the important measures now pending, as it may not be disposed of at this session. WOMEN AS JOIKNAI.I ST8. Tbe show of all New Features. Tbis may with Puritan precision be said of the Ringling Brothers United Monster Railioad Cirous, museum and menagerie, the enormous institution which exhibits at Lock Haven, Wednesday, October first. With regard to detail may it also be observed that this great Bhow possesses more actual great features than any other of tbe few big railroad shows. Among tbe lists of their oirens and hippodrome artists we find the names of the most celebrated riders, gymnasts, acrobats, aerialists, charioteers, etc., among them Mile. Julia Lo-wando, the world famous Brazilian lady rider; Edward Shipp, tbe great four and six horse equestrian, La Role Brothers, the flying men of the air; Andrew Gaffney, 'the old oak." The Aahtons; the Japanese performers; the Arab horsemen and sooreB of others. The great double menagerie we find wonderfully complete, in fact a perlect innovation to all lovers of natural history. The monster Hippopotamus, the amphibious Bovolapsus; the only genuine African Zebras; the umbrolla-earcd elephant, the baby elephant, the down elephant, the giant elephant, Babylon, besldo the enormous collections of other oaged and unoagod animals, constitute a zoological collection that cannot be equaled by any other management and in which the managers seem to hare actually outringlinged tbo Ringlings. When we take into consideration the great World's Hone Fair, the wonderful museums, the troupes of performing animals etc.; and last but not least, the great, glorious, free street parade it muat be confessed that Wednesday, October 1 will be tho greatest holiday event that Lock Haven will have for many years to come, or until tbe great Ringling show again spends a day among ua. They Are OrmliiRlly Winning Kecocni-tion of Their Abilities. Said Mr. Child* to me recently: "Soma of the best writers on my paper are tba women editors of it, and there is not ons of duoa who is not paid for her work exactly as though she wero a mau. I believe fully in this. It is true that women have in many quarters, been underpaid for their labors; but I am convinced, from evidences I have seen, that thia state of things ia gradually beooming less. Let women be given a fair cbaooe in business. Tbey will very often do work aven better than man. ' ' "One morning the wife of one of our editorial contributors earns to see me, aay-:ng: "My husband ia HI and usable to do his work any longer. For a number of months past I bavo beeu writing his editorials for him, and I have now oomo to ask you to allow mo to ooutinnedoing so.1 'Certainly,' 1 said. 'If you bare been writing them you can go ou doing so; but say nothing of the change to any one.' "Some time after this the husband died. On going to the office In tbe morning one of the editors met me. witb a face a yard long. 'Mr. Blank is dead.' said be, 'and I don't know wbat we are going to do without him. Hia articles were suoh a special feature, and there is no one else in the country with ability enough to write them.' Isn't there?' I asked. 'But do yon think they have been as good as usual of late?' 'Better,' he replied. 'Bnt are yon sure that there baa been no falling off tbe last few month*?' " 'No, indeed; it is just there whers the improvement is noticeable. The older he grew the better became his work. And that makes it all the more dlsoomfortiog to realize that we can never secure any one who could do tbem one-tenth sis well.' Ob, yes weoan,' I answered. 'It may interest you to know that for mora than a year past Mr. Blank bas not wrlten line for the Ledger. Mrs. Blank has -been doing her husband's work, and she quite capable of continuing to do so.' 'And she does to-day."- B. IF. Bok in Lattitt Bome Journal. Elections Mnat bo Fair and Freo. From tlio Minneapolis Tribune. United States elections iu every nook coroner of tho Republic must bo fair and free, under Iho protection of tbo government, and the Republican party will see that they are thus redeemed from Demo-oratio fraud and violence. Tho next Presidential campaign will be fought under an election law that will protect erory voter in the Union. Racing Forest Fires. SroKAXB Falls, Sept. 15.-A dispatch from Ellensbnrg, Washington, says: Forest fires hare been raging in tbe moan-tain along tho line of tbe Northern Pacific since last Thursday. As the forests are ery dense, it has been feared that it was hardly safe to run the ganntlot of the flames, but tho passengers have jn all cases been carried through in safety. Saturday night, however, all traffic waa suspended. Tbe flames reached a large pile of tics lying along the track and the heat was so inteusc that thu rails fur a distance of 800 feet wore warped out ol sb.-.pe. There was no attempt to run any trains through Saturday night, but early yesterday morning a large gang of men wore put on to repair tbe damage, The fires are still raging. liied at the Ace of 10S. Pkilaueli'SIa, Sept. 1.5.-Mrs. Frances Constantine died at tho residence of her son In West Manayunk at the adranoed age of 10D years and 0 months, she having been born in Philadelphia March 10, 1783. Although blind for tho past seventeen years ahe was remarkably robust and in possession of ber faculties until within a shurt time of her death. Her first husband was killed in tbe war of 1812. She leave* four children, twenty-one xrauil childien and fifteen groat grand-children. A Leaky Bark Towed Into Fort. Wh.jiingtok, N. ,C, Sept. 15.-The stoam tug Blanch towed into Southpott at 7:45 o'clock laHt oight tho British bark Belgium from Peusacola to Rio, with'a cargo of lumber. August 21 sho sprung a leak in the straits ol Florida. Both the vessel and cargo are safe. Tbe vessel is drawing nineteen and a half feet and came over Cape Fear bar without touching. Somebody Snickered. From the Buffalo Courier. . Not many Snndays ago a south aide Sunday school was invited to participate in a union service with another school a few blooks away, aud formed in line with tbe Snperintedent at the head and marched oat of doors singing the Superintendent's favorite iiymn, "Hold the Fort." Bystanders stopped and erery one looked on at the beautiful sight of tbe proud Superintendent marshaling his handsome cohorts of caroling children up the street. Their singing charmed all hearers, too, bnt when they struck the seoond stanza, "3ee the mighty host advancing. Satan leading on"- somebody snickered, and the Superintendent dropped back to the rear to speak to tbe tutor of tbe infant olass. Saved From Drowning. A Westport correspondent signing herself M. H. writes as follows: Last Wednesday, the 10th of September, while the children were on their way home from tbe upper school in Leidy township, some of tbem wei e compelled to crocs Kettle Creek on "foot logs." Among the children was a little girl six rears of age who lost ber footing and fell into the stream. As she drifted away with the current, little Hina Johnson jumped into the swift "water whioh was up to her neck, and saved the little one from a watery grave. It was a noble deed of daring and a narrow escape for the little six-year-old. The (Iranian at Chester. To-night Hope Hose Compasv will leave for Chester to tike part in the big firemen's parade in that oity to-morrow. Most of the delegates from this oity are already there and at work in the interests of Lock Haven aa the placo of meeting next year. A letter received thia morning, from a member ol the Lock Haven department, states that this city's delegation bas the inside traok and expect to keep it. Shamokin delegates are contesting for the meeting in 1SD1, but there is no probability whatever that it will go there agaiu next year. Typhoid Fever at Fnrraadavlll* Thero were twelve oases of typhoid fever reported at Farrandsvilte, yesterday,st