Lock Haven Evening Express (Newspaper) - September 18, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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KOCK HAVEN, PA.. TI llT KS DAY. SEI’TEM DEK I*. IfcSiJU.
PUK E—TWO CENTS
kinsuck BKOinr.HS - - - rirnMSHK.Ks CURRtNT COMMENT.
Th e I lo po bl leo a, bove n.rrid W yon, in*. eleotiDK tho Uovornnr, •"»
CougrcMiooAl dolog.iiob by .iuj...ilieo that pl abo tho SUM oolidly in tho llepnb-Ii cad oolumn. _______
Speaker Reed will visit Ohio before the election Mr. Blain© is andor promise to £0 ioto McKinley's district and make speeches. Reed will also be there. It will be the very liveliest kind of a light.
The reception of Captain Ericsson s remains in Sweden was on a par with the ceremony 1hat attended their departure from this country, and was a woiiby tribute to the genius of the great soul that onoe occupied them. _
The recount of Minneapolis shows a population of 1G4.7S0. This, compared with the census of I SSO, is an luoroase of 117,851, or 251.35 per cent. The recount in St. Paul shows a population of 133,301, an increase since 1SS0 of 91,473, or 223 8.. per cent.
Dr. Koch, the eminent German special ist, who believes that he has discovered a remedy and core for consumption by inoculation, it about to begin an extended series of experiments on persons suffering from that disease, to determine the value of his discovery.
It is intimated from Washington that the date for withdrawing bonded goods at present tariff rates will be extended from November I to February I. As the former date is drawing so near, with tho Tariff bill still incomplete, there seems to be every reaeon why this should be done and no good reason why it should not.
The dally New York U&rMt published in London, has been discontinued; only the Sunday edition will hereafter be printed. This is the first back down that J arnee Gordon Bennett has ever made in any of his enterprises. But even he finds It costs more to print a paper in Lindon that has little circulation and loss advertising than it does to run a steam yacht.
Th* Maine victory was a great triumph for Republicanism, but the party must not forget that the battle is not over yet. The greatest danger in such an overwhelming triumph thus early in the campaign is that it may create a feeling of over-confidence. We have little fear for November, but if we were sure every Republican would put in his “best licks” from now till election day we would have none at all.
Lock Haves bas been selected by the Stat© Firemen’s Association as the place of the next annual meeting, which is quits a compliment to oar city. This meeting will prove the largest gathering ever a? aembled in Lock Haven and every effort will be made by oar energetic firemen and citizens generally to entertain the visitors in a hospitable manner. Our city bas gained an enviable reputation for its hospitality and the State Firemen will receive such a welcome next year they will not soon forget. ____
The Louisiana sugar planters are making a fight to have the free sugar clause of the Tariff bill postponed until July I, in order that they may have t»mo to market their crop, which is valued at $20,000,000, before the decline in prices which must follow the admission of freo sugar. This is simply asking for ono more year's profits on their business at present rates. Perhaps it would be well to need tboir request, si dos they have planted their crop and made their estimates on the basis of present prioea, and a foroed decline in values now might injure them more than it would benefit the country. _
“Honor Brifcbf Lait Night.
For the third time this week the Opera House contained a large audience attracted by the Rinehart Sisters. The play, “Honor Bright,” in a dramatic sense was far above the productions of the two previous evenings. It was both interesting, well cast, and the entire performance carried out in a Afloat commendable manner. The principal character,GeorgeCavenaugh, an innocent viotim of oircnmstanoes over which be had no control, was Uken by Frank D. Melville, a young actor of great promise. Miss''oldie Rinebait as “51 ab,” a mountain waif, was aa bewitching as ever. Her ways are “catching” and na-tare baa been generous in dowering ber with rich personal charros. Miss Beatrice Rinehart as 'Honor Bright,” a true American girl,’.sustained her part well, ah
did tho remainder of the cast. Tho three younger sieteis were “ne iu it” last night and their presence was sadly missed. \N o hope to sec Ibis company return at s-wnc future i ime.POISONED BARBECUED PORKTLe Sail Ending of a Bu; Religious Revival Among Southern Negroes.OVER A HUNDRED FALL VICTIMS
Undoubtedly an Attempt at Wholesale Slaughter of Colored Revivalists- Unmistakable Traced of Arsonic Fouuil in the Meat Used—Of the Sufferer* Eight are Already Dead.
Birmingham, Sept. IT.—Ono hundred negroes were poisoned Sunday uear Col-lorinc, Dallas county. Two of thorn died that day aud six others died Monday. The latest news from the neighborhood is to tho effect that many others are dangerously ill, and their death is hourly exacted. A big revival meeting had been going on a week at a negro church noar the little towu of Golloriue, which is In a remote section of Dallas ooonty, some twenty miles from Selma. The meeting was to close last Sunday, and it was decided to give a grand dinner to all who attended. Elaborate preparations wore made, and there was plenty of food. One oourso of the dinner consisted of barbecued pork, a liberal supply of which was provided. There were not enough tables and dishes to feed tho cut ire crowd at once, or the fatalities would have been much greater. Soon after those who had eaten at the first table finished they complained of feeling sick, and in a few moments several of them were suffering severely. They decidod it was tho pork that had made them sick, and uo more pork was eaton.
All tho physicians in the neighborhood were summoned, and at once pronounced tbs sickness tho result of poison. The barbecued pork was examined, and the physicians found tracos of arsenic in it. Everything possible was done by tho physicians, but two children died in a short time. Next day six grown persons—four women and two mon—died in great agony. No less than twenty others were in a critical condition and expected to die at last accounts. Still others aro considered entirely out of danger, and it was a narrow escape for all who partook of tho poisoned meat. An investigation is being made by the coroner, but so far he has not learned who put the poison in I he meal. The negroes in tho neighborhood are much alarmed, believing thai there is an enemy in their midst who is determined to destroy them. The authorities will make every effort to discover tho author of tho attempt
at such wholesale slaughter.
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BASE BALI. RECORD.
The Three Organ(zatlous »u«l Their Standing to Date.
Cleveland—(First game) Cleveland IT. Pittsburg 4. (Second game) Cleveland *», Pittsburg 2.
Chicago—Chicago CfCiuciuLati 0. Darkness.
rl.AYI.Ii’s I.KA»!I G.
Chicago—(First game* Chicago ll, Buffalo 4. <Second game) Chicago
ilbiladelpbia—Boston I. Philadelphia
Cleveland—Cleveland fi, Pittsburg I.
AM KHI<‘AN A'*.* I AVION.
Columbus—(First game; St. Louis r>, Columbus 5. (Second game; Columbus Gr St. T.ouis I.
Rochester—Rochester IO, Syracuse S. Toledo—Louisville 13, Toledo 2.
standing of the Club*.
Won. Lost. Won.
Brooklyn .TH 41 Chicago..
Philadelphia.. 7.8 Cin'U anat!......0.»
47 I Cleveland........■>
Won. Chicago. l’lU>bu'i; fide', eland........47
Biniou ...74 4 ;
New York........*.S jn
Won. Lost. Won.
Louisville.......7i» 4-i Toled- * •.«••••••-•• .-1*1
HI. Louin..........«W 4S Athletic.......—.V>
Rochester..-----tot .kl Hyracnsr..........ll
A THUR I BLC TRACI* BY.
A CoojKjr Wolfed Over Iii* Wayward lr amity S«uk» Relief.
Portsmouth, N. IL, Sept. IT.—A ter riblo tragedy took placo to-nigbt. A mob of several hundred people surrounded the tenement house, No. fi Middle street, where the bodies of three doad persons partly attest tho extent of tho crime. Fred H. J. nein, aged 45, a cooper, had a family of three daughters, the eldest Carrie agod fifteen years keeping house for him. Several months ago his wife left him, and it is reported that she had been unfaithful to her marriage vows, and that the girl Carrie, had bocome wayward. Hein’s troubles preyed upon bis mind until he resolved to end them, and not to only remove the partial cause of his misfortune, but. also move from temptation tho th roo female members of bis household.
Two of them aud tho murderer himself lio dead in his home, whilo at the Cottage Hospital, tho third daughter lies dying with a ballet in hor neck, and at his homo on State street Charles W. Taylor, a well known hardware merchant whose name has been connected with that of tho Hein woman, lies under tho hands of tho surgeons with two bullets in his back.
Before the discovery of Hein’s dead body in a closet at his house, the officers and citizens were scouring the city iu search of him. Had he fallen ioto thehaodsof tho mob there is not the slightest doubt that he would have been lynched.
Charles W. Taylor, aged 35, a stove doalcr on Maiket street, while entering his resideuoe, corner of State and Union streets at 7:30 to night, was rushed upon by the murderer, who fired two shots in rapid succession at Taylor, both of which took offeot in the small of his back. Taylor is still alive but iB very low. Ho stated that he doos not know wh: * prompted Hein to shoot him. The doctors are unable to state whether he will recover or not.
The second annual ball of Bald Bagie Assembly, Knights of Labor, will be given in the Armory on Thanksgiving eve. Fuller particulars will be given later.
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Mrs. R. Raff left ibis morning for Erie where the will visit with her daughter Mrs. Jaoobeon.
Harry Alvan Hall the Nominee.
Kane, Sept. 17.—Tho oonforrees of the Thirty-eighth Senatorial distric' met boro to-day, and on the 159th ballot, nominated Harry Alvau Hall, of SR. Marys, for the Stato Senate. Ile is tho brother of the
late John G. Hall, a former Senator.
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To Noontide it Strife I u kel.
JVI J i.FA.si si- •, Sept. Tho Executive I Committee of li«u I mon L&bot pally of j I'enneylvauia, T. I*. Bys;.lei, chairman, j will moot. al the Girunl House. Rh ii idol- J phia, on Wednesday, Sep'ember •jji to ■ place in I he lichi a State jcka.
Ben Boltel worth Him Knou(lt.
CIN* INNA 11, Sept. IT.—Benjamin But ter wort Ii has decline.I a renomination for J Congress.
.Tho Population o! Connecticut.
Washington, Sept. 17.—The population of Connecticut is 743,SGI, an inoroaso of 123,101.
The World'* Fair and Ileal Lh.
From the Chicago Herald.
It will interest Americans who inteud coming to tho Columbian Exposition, and Europeans on pleasure bent, to know that Chicago ranks foremost among great cities in her .health rate. The death rate in a thousand is 22.79; In Philadelphia, 20.82; Brooklyn, 23.70. In Chicago it is only 17.44. Further comparison would only show its advantage. lo tho city of Mexico, for instance, tho mortality is over TO in a thousand.
Sensational stories are sent out from this city frequently about epidemics of diphtheria, fever aud other maladies. Sioce tho last visitation of cholera wo have never had what could properly bo called an epidemic. The city, moreover, is being rapidly bettered in all sanitary conditions. The sowercd area is constantly being widened. Waler is now copiously supplied throughout all but a small part, and special cffoits will bo completed soon to give that part all that it can use and more. The smoke nuisance is considerably abated. Tho streets and alleys are much eleanor than they were a few months ago.
Wo have a fair site, also. and plans are under way for buildings. Now let euvious cities tako note of these things, and cease their taunts upon Chicago No other city in tho country is ablo to present facts showing equality with it in tho essentials of what constitutes a great and a healthful town.
A Young Economic.
A Ridge street lady was sweeping the other day and had collected some dust Sn the dust-pan, when aho was accosted by hor four year-old boy, who has evidently been an attentive Sunday school scholar, with;
“Why don’t you givo God that dubt, mamma'.*’’
“What fox?” asked tho lady surprised
at the question.
“Wily, ti* mal e more people will*,’’
suggested the young hopeful.
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Tho I.undent Wort!.
A discussion has been goiug on in tho columns of the New York Sun regarding the longest word in Hic English language. The fivo words below bavobeen unoai tired, aud certainly t ikes tho prizo for length. The first one iB found iu tho dictionaries, but tho authority for tho uso of the others is not given:
3. Disestablishmentarian ism.
A I'oimlur To|ift>.
I i en *:.•■ .Vrw Yaik Ku:t.
Ho.-l.sh—“Dear roe, tho conversation is bagging. What can wo do to amuse ourTHE FIREMEN ARE COMING
This City Selected as tho Ntixi Place ut Meeting of (he Firemen's Association.CHOSEN ON THE SECOND BALLOT
Host—“I di.Ji'l know, unless we leavo ;!ie diawing room a few minutes and give
:br ill a chance to’.alk about na."
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Troop* (InnnllnK a lull any.
Bkilnk, Sept. 17.—Italy has sent troops to tho frontier to protcot the St. Gotbard Railway. A Second Federal Commissioner h as been sent to Ticino to assist Col. K UCD zle.
By « Majority of Thlrleeo-Lock Haven UM Extended » Cordial Invitation and Will See That til* Boy* That Ron With the Machine are Well Untortained Next September.
The State Firemen’s Association at Cheeter yesterday decided to hold tho next annual meeting in this city. Two ballots were Uken before a decision was roached. On ‘ho first ballot Towanda rc-ceiovcd 59 votes and Lock Uavoq 45, while I here wore 41 scattering votes. On the second ballot there was a majority of 13 In favor of Look Haven. Tho date of the &nuual meeting is always the same, consequently dcxt September this city will be filled to oversowing with firemen. Lock Haven has extended a cordial invitation to the firemen, and there is no reason to doubt that the attendance next year will be largo. Tho delegates to tho Chester Convention uumbcr 178, aud 175 of them had presented their credentials yesterday and signed tho register. They represent 105 lire companies in the Stato and these companies are located iu 72 towns. Among tho delegates and visiting firemen who at tend these Conventions are many representative cit izens and business men and tho courtesies extended to them by the people of Look Haven next yoar will be of benefit to the oity in many ways. The delegates from Lock Haven and the mem bors of the city fire department In gonoral are to bo congratulated on tho success of their efforts to have this city named as the placo ol meeting in 1891.
WHAT TMK CONVENTION' DIP YESTERDAY.
Most of the time at yesterday's session was occupied in receiving tho reports of committees and electing officers. Tho first business was tho reading by Charles M. Clement, of Sunbury, of resolutions of rcspeot to tho memory of the late Samuel lf. F.ttla, cf Harrisburg, who was oue of the originators of the association anc. its corresponding secretary from its organization until bi9 death.
An election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows: President, Al
fred T. Black, City Treasurer of Harris burg; vice-presidents, W. I-. Meyor, of Sharpsburg, G. W. Nalinger, of Philadelphia; M. E. Doyle, of Shenandoah; S. W. Claus*, of Lehighton; recording secretary, w. w. Wunder, of Reading; corresponding secretary, George G. Jones, of Chester; treasurer, John Slingluff, of Norristown.
LO. K HAVEN SELECTED.
Tho most important question taken up
by the Convention in tho afternoon was the placo of holding tho next annual meet ing. Kcadiug, Hazleton, Warren, Lock Haven, Towanda and Lebanon wore named aud a ballot was proceeded with. Reading received 29 votes; Hazleton, 4; Warren, 8; Lock Haven, 45; Towanda, 5* ami Lebanon, 7. As no placo received a majority of the votes ca?! tho convention adjourned until 7:30.
When it reconvened at 7:45 o’clock Reading, Hazleton and Lebanon withdrew from tho contest, and, on the second ballot, Lock Ilaveu received 87 votes, Towanda, 74, and Warren 2. The President then declared Look Haven as tho next meeting place on tho third Tuesday in September, 1891.
THE STAN Iff NC* COMMITTEE*1.
Tho following standing committees were appointed by President Black.
Executive—John Roles, of Hazleton; T. W. Gurlong, of Emporium; T. W. Brooks, of Coatesvi)te;W.n. L.»ng,Uauover;Gilbert Orceubrrg. of Huntingdon; S. C. Seek cima,,, of Bethlehem, -vl A. Green, of Carlisle
Law—Charles M. Clt.ir.enl, of banbury; J. p. Hale Jenkins, of Norriitown: L. M. Hall, of Towanda; C. II. Roiiingor, of Allentown, ami Sheridan Gordon, of Smethport.
Transportation—A* k. Ucichenbacb, of Allentown; Samuel M. Wagoner, of Mechanicsburg, ami ILA. Colt, of Sayre.
After arranging some minor details the convention adjourned wino die.
Inspecting tho Tra*k.
The annual inspection of Hic t reeks of the Pennsylvaniarnilrord bogan yesterday. The officers of the company who make the inspection arcGencral Manager Charles E. Pugh, Chiel Engineer \\. n. Brown, General Si.peru*t endert F. Wolcott Jackson, of tLo buffed railroads of Now Jersey, aud the division Mipoiiidemirtffs amt engine.-'re.
Th^t'ondiMon uftli© IUw»r.
The flood rn tho Freer continues to subside, at d tins morning tho water stood at tho twe-and a half footmark on tho bridge pier. A large timber raft was started
yesterday for the lower marked.
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Compliments, like cards, aro easily exchanged.
FU NO KNX FBT IOIKKI.
A .MiHctlluncou* Mixt arc of Sense anil Non-senna Scissored nm! Scribbled.
U»-i|.t>d: Ii** leans ov*.-i it bubbling boll,
And ‘■ti**: in. e:iuMr*i*i »n or ©■*•-: bd5.
Ile Irow it*; nod limiter* .in.I hi in. In h:iKl*\
Bul It'K.ml) lim ■'devil" lunk liq: past".
Bangs are fashionable again. The shoot ing Hoanon bait opened.
A miss is much bolter tbau a mile, because you eau’t hug a mile.
Lacing has bcguu again.
A new soap tints the lips.
Tho nervous man can’t hit tho nail on the head.
Coffee boiled longer thau a minute is coffco spoiled.
Blue botany cloth is tho name of a now Newmarket suit.
Fall things Sn tho windows.
Naturalize belore October 4.
Old stoves being brushed up.
Watob for couu'erfeit $10 hills.
Now brass is brighter than gold, but it won’t stand handling.
Plowers will bloom on the grave of the sinner as well as on tho grave of the Christian.
The deepest well famishes the clearest waters.
The best way to .settle the base ball war is to keep away from the game.
There is ono thing a woman eau ucver do—she cau’t make a mao tell her where he has bceu.
A delicacy relished by many is the tomato omelet, which is made as follows: Peel two or three tomatoes, cut them into slices and fry them in butter, adding a little salt aud pepper; beat eggs enough for an omlet; heat sonic butter iu a trying pau, put in the eggs and after mixing in tho tomatoes, cook as plain omlet.
The woman whose heart doesn’t thrill with anticipation, at tho Fall bonnet openings, must be very old, or very ugly.
Gold-kid shoes for evening wear is tho latest London fad. It disfigures a $20 gold piece to purchase a pair.
Some people may be bom lucky, but tho lucky ones are those who have an eye on tho maiu chance all the time.
When Eve fell she did not disarrange a bust lo.
The milk of human kindness should never be watered.
Wlieu a fellow is drunk nu wino grape shot.
lie’8THE BEWS OF TEE NATION
From H.m Tu'ir Qi.tr his of tho OI oh*’.
DOINGS OF TBF, DAT IN 00NGRF.3S
The Flood Iii Dents Hun.
Tho damage by f bo llood in Dents Run, lust Friday, is placed by tho Driftwood O k-re at from $12,000 to $20,000. Six miles of tho lumber railroad was washed out and torn up. The stream rose rapidly, aud was throe feet higher than iu Juue last year. Iu thirty miuutes from tho time the run began t a riso pooplo were fleeing from their homes to the highlands. At a camp several miles up the run tho mon sat down to a lato supper and when supper was over the water was two feet high around tho entire building. At this poiut it raised six and one half feet in twenty-flvo miuutes.
A Young Mhd or Ability.
The .Michigan City Indiana bisoutrU says J. B. Collins, Esq.. recently conducted a ease •?; the courts of that place iu which he defended a mau who was ehargod with Seiling lottery tickets. Tho prisoner was discharged and tho ]>i*pntch says that the mauucr in which Mr. Collins managed his caso showed conclusively that ho is a young lawyer of ability. Mr. Collins has many friends in Look Haven who will bo
pleased to hear of bis success.
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Wounded lu Fan.
Joseph Beachier and Pat MoNerney, are two young men employed at tho Lock Haven furniture factory, yesterday afternoon they were engage*! in a friendly scuffle, and McNerney had his pocket kuifo in his hand af tho timo. In some way Bxsohler received a cut in tho arm from which the blood flowed freely. Dr. Shoemaker dressed 5 he wound.
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»‘Ii«>to;;t.»iihliig the Bridges.
Phft.igraphcr Floyd lunk several excel lent, views of tho iron bru jos thatspau the river at the Island this morning. Ile was acc ‘inpanicd by tho County Commissioners and tho principal parties who coi.-hLi lid cd tho bridges.
Tho Rineharts went to Philipsburg this morning over tho Beech Crook railroad.
Til** L» ijrHon-Yrnable Contested Election Uhm* Diseu-sed By th© lions© Bet Not Voted Du—Ile J* re son I »t Iv© C howdie Wants tho Kepobllcuus to Si I aud By the Sit-Ins Member.
Washington, Sept. 17.—Tho House today considered the Virginia contested election cake of Langston vs. Venable. Cheadle, Republican, of Indiana, made a strong speech in favor of Veuablo, saying that though tho district was Republican Laugstou had bolled the regular Republican ticket aud had been fairly defeated. Ile Imped enough Republicans would voto with tho Domociats to keep Venable in the House, where he belonged. The question wiU bo voted on to-morrow.
Owing to the consideration of tho Langston vs. Ycnablo contested election case by tho Mouse this afternoon it was impossible to presoot tho report of I be Judiciary Committee on the Kenjedy vs. speoch.
The members of the committee are pledged to secrecy as to their action, but it is underwood the resolution to export© the speech from the record is accompanied by a resolution expressing the regret of the House at its delivery. The terms cf reprobation continued in Representative Eu-loo’s resolution aro omitted.
In tho Senate the bill creating a United Statos Land Coart to decide questions arising oat of tho land disputes in the Wost, was considered. Tho private pension bills on the calendar were taken up aud eight of thorn passed in thirty minutes.
Tho Sena'a to day passed the bill to indemnify the State of Pennsylvania for money expended in 18G4 for the militia called into miliiary service; also the Senate bill appropriating $125,000 for a public build inc at Wilkes-Barre.
Jersey Shore Jotting*.
From the liexoiJ.
The largo steam flouring mill of Hon. Frauk Porter, in Clinton township, was totally destroyed by lire on Friday morning last. Loss, $12,000. Insurance, $2,000. Tho mill will bo rebuilt at once.
Grandmother Buck, who resides with Mr. Joseph Showers at Antes Fort, is in tho 92tl year of borage. She is now visiting at Lock Haven, and is au aunt of Mrs. William F. Harlan, of this place.
Farmers say that the corning winter will be a mild one, and their reason for the prediction is this: The hornets are building small nests and high up on tho trees, higbor even than they did last year. This the farmers say is an unfailing sign of a mild winter. Now let us see what tho hornets know about the weather.
Jersoy Shore Division, No. 424, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, was tho recipient, at tho hands of Mrs. Anna and Miss Gertrude Keenan, of Sunbury, wife and daughter of their big hearted Brother, James C. Kwnan, of a beautiful silk plush altar scarf, two by six feet, baud painted in floral designs, together with tho name and number of tho Division. Tho boys are proud and with cause, they all declare it to be tho baudsomoat altar decoration thoy havo ever Been. The work is undoubtedly fine. The Division tendered to the fair donors a vote of thanks.
Within the next two weeks the Glen
Union Lumber Company will begin work
on the suspension bridge at that place.
Tho Renovo Afar* says the bridge will
havo a cabio hoist of two steel wire cables
two and a half inches in diameter. The
span from north to south piers will be 733
feet. The towers will bo GI and GG feet
high. Tiro cabio will carry a suspended
plMtorta ’fluty feet long on which will
run the tailor trucks without breaking
bulk. Tho bridge will sustain a maximum
load of foul teen ton.4*.
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The Good Sa*n»rIt»*o-
Ks-Water Superintendent McGill, whilo on his way to Castanea, from this city
yesterday, was suddenly takou ill with a
spell similar to ct hors which ho baa bad heretofore, lie lay in an unconscious condition by the roadside, when Dr. Burn-| ley, who was passing that way, discovered him. Tho doctor administered the proper remedies at once and Mr. Mo Gill speedily recovered. Ile was '-ben taken int*' the pfi>*ioDn’“ bngqy and eon veyid to his homo in Castanea.
Btu I ll or Mitier Hepburn Met tore
Major Ili:pi*iuu McClure die I at Ins home iii Williams! < r I,yes: *rJay alien, iou, after a pi >traclod illness from worn out I P>>iom, aged 82 ycvr-. Tho do;caio.l was I a brother ut the late E. C. McClure •»( thin icily.
AN EIDER DOWN FA IOU
lion I hi- Dot kn Ouark »cxl I l»tiv© on rn Ror-urRlHD Island.
Tho colonies of breeding eiders, a writer ii, t\.r.,hfn yfa.j.izinc «*ays, often©onmstsof an immense nucnbor of birds, and the neMs lie so thickly together that it is often difficult lo avoid stepping into them. They are usually placed at some slight elevation; and here in any faint depression the duck collects a small quantity of seaweed and drift stuff, which abe forms iuto a felty mass with her breast. Upon this four or five eggs are laid in the course of a week, these being of a pale green color, and rather resembling thoeo of the boron. Even before the last egg is laid It in seen thai k few feathers are scattered about the nest, and as incubation proceed* theso increase in quantity.
Tho bird covers the eggs with down plucked from lier breas-L aud this *dio does day by day until a very considerable quantity buries tho eggs. It is this down which has become such au important arti* tide of commerce. If the eider* are hatching under ordinary conditions, the young appoar in about twenty-six days, and almost im mediately betake themselves to tho water. It is here that they san themselves, feed aud sleep. On a rock-bound bit of a coast it Is interesting to watch tho ducklings paddlo among the atones aud feeding upon the tiny bivalves tha' aro common among the bays and inlets. Those remarks refer to the breeding of wild ciders; but unfortunately colonies of birds under natural conditions aro becoming more and more rare every year. The commercial collector has everywhere stepped in, and is putting a terrible drain upon the series.
In Norway this bird is protected by law, though only to be persecuted the more persistently by private individuals. Do one island, that of Isafjardarjup, eider ducks are said to neat in thousands. Speaking of the breeding sights by the shore, Mr.' Shepherd, who visited the colony, tells us that the brown ducks sat upou their nests in masses, and at every step started from beneath his foot. On this island, of three quarters of a mile in length . it was difficult to walk without stepping . into tho nests. A thiok stone breakwater ran along its coasts just above high-water mark. At the bottom and eidos of the wall alternate stones have been left out, so as to form a series of compart menu for the ducks *.o nest in.
Every conpartment wa* tenanted, and as the visitors walked along tho ducks flew out all along the line. These were welcomed by the white drakes, which were tossing on tho water “with loud aod clamorous cooing.” A farmhouse on the island was tenanted in like manner. The house itself was “a great marvel.” Ducks were hatching on the turf walls whioh were surrounding it, in the window embrasures, on the ground and on the roof. The house was fringed with duoks, and a duck sat iu tho scraper. Thon a grassy bauk close by was out into squares, every ono of which was occupied. A windmill was packed, as was every available object on tho island—mounds, rocks, crevices. This was an eider dowu farm. So Urns were tho duoks as to allow tho farmer s wife to stroke thorn as they sot on their nests.
(if course there is another side to this pleasant picture, as we see when we learn how the “good lady” of the island repays the confidence of the birds. And here it is by another observer: “The elder down is easily collected, as the birds are quit© tame. The foraale having laid five or six pale, greenish-olive eggs, In a neat thickly lined with her beautiful down, the collectors, after carefully removing the bird, rob the nest of its contents, after whioh they replace her. She then begins to Isy afresh—though this time only three or four eggs—and again has recourse to the dowu on her body. But her greedy persecutors once more rifle her nc9t, and oblige hor to flue it for the third time. Now. however, ber own stock of down it ex-hausted, and with a plaintive voice she calls her mate to hor assistance, who willingly plucks the soft feathers from hie breast to supply the deficiency. If the cruel robbery be again repeated, whioh rn former times was more frequently the case, tho poor cider duck abandons the spot never to return, and seek* for a new home where she may indulge her maternal internal iuMiuot undisturbed by tho avarioe of roan.”
“LUH© NiiKce*t“ Next.
I “Little Nugget?,” the favorite musical comedy, will ap;«ear at the ffpire Hoase ut'it Tuc'.day evening, Sept. 23. All the renders of tho Exi'UK^s will -L*‘:bt remember this successful comedy, .rod space will not i*crmi: going into de Hi I ft, although i! should bo said 'hat since last seen here tho comedy has neon rewritten. New .*Oug;, dances, specialities, music, new
i characters, two cb arm ing soubrettes,
It’s as hard for tho bald beaded man to j and the great lady quartette, have been follow tho gyrations of a quart*! of skin, added. With the able support of the dancers as it is for the small boy to tako in all tho amusement offered in a throe-ringed circus. 4
comedians, Herbert and Joo Cawthorn, “Little Nugget” will no doubt do the usual land offioe business in this city.