The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 12, 1894, Image 1

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Says He Went to Honolulu Absolutely tree
Irora All Prejudices.
The Course of the Cleveland Crowd,
He Says, Is Not Necessarily a Re
flection on the Administration of
President Harrison, Because Harri
son Was Not in the Possession of
Facts and Evidence Which Caine to
the Knowledge of His Successor.
Washington, Jan. 11.
ning to talk to the newspapers.
Today he talked freely. The
criticism which bun been current,
to the effect the nttaek upon the
diplomatic policy of the Harrison ad
ministration by tins is unprecedented,
was answered by Mr. Blount in char
acteristic fashion.
"It is all nonsense," laid be, "to say
that one administration is bound by
the wrong act of its predecessor in in
ternational affairs. It is plainly not s".
An administration is perfectly free to
criticise any act of its predecessor,
whether diplomatic or otherwise. We
constantly see the Oondnot of foreign
affairs by European countries criticised
by the opposing party in all except des
potism. "I believe that the foreign affairs of
a country should uot only bs discussed
freely that all the t'aets may bo brought
out, but should be the subject of ptrti
san action. We had party lines drawn
in this country ou the auuexation of
Texas, and there is no sound reason to
expect anything but partisan aotion in
regard to Hawaii. But I do not con
sider that the action of this adminis
tration in discrediting Mr. Stevens'
actB is an attack on President Harri
son's administration. It is not shown
that President Harrison would bare
indorsed bis minister's action had he
known the facts. Even President Cleve
land did not know all the facts until
uiy report was submitted."
lu speaking of the statin of the pro
visional government. Colonel Blount
said: ''The members of the provisions!
government mast recognize the desper
ate character of their case. They know
perfectly well that it was intended us
a bridge to carry them over into the
United States. Bnt annexation did not
come. They know perfectly well that
their government could not possibly
last if submitted to a popnlar decision.
They have taken the leap and realize
perfectly well that they have got to
land somewhere, and the uestiou is,
where do they propose to laud?
"I have been living quietly on my
Georgia plantations," concluded Colo
nel Blount, "and while I have seen the
papers have not paid special at
tention to the progress of Hawaiian
matters, I have not even seen a printed
copy of my report None was sent me,
though I suppose that one will reach
me in the course of time. I fsel some
interest in it so far as to see whether
uli of my statements have been cor
rectly printed. I had no prejudices in
the matter, and went over there merely
to get at the truth."
Later in the 'day, before the senate
probing committee, Blount told anew
the story of his mission to Hawaii. The
trip to the islands ou the Hush, the
In tiding in Honolulu on, '39 and
Mr. Blonnt'a reception by the people on
on both sides of the question were
pasted over almost without mention, as
was the fact that both the Annexation
ists and tho Royalists were apparently
exceedingly anxious to make bis stay
as pleasant as possible. The decision
to have the American ensign taken
down and the American soldiers re
turned to the man-of-war was
next revived. Mr. Blount said
that he bad found the islands
and the government entirely under the
control or protection of tht United
States troops. The American flag
floated over the government building
in which the officers of the provisional
government conducted their business.
Everywhere was noticed the influence
of this country upon the people of the
Islands. It was evident, Mr. Blount
said, that it would be difficult to se
cure an impartial account, or opinions
uninfluenced by the surroundings, as
long as this state of affairs continued,
Consequently he decided on March
81, two days after his arrival, that, in
accordance with the spirit of his in
structions, and in the inUrest of fair
play, the flag should be taken down
and the American troops removed. Of
this decision he informed President
Dole, and on the following day, April
1, ended the temporary protectorate
and had the flag lowered. This pro
ceeding he defended as witliin the
scope of his mission and as an entirely
proper proceeding under tho circum
stances. The subsequent eventB, he
said, proved that the presence of tho
American troops was not necessary to
preserve order or protect the life and
property of cither Americans or natives.
They Reach Waebington, and a Cabinet
Meeting Considers Them.
Washington, Jan. 11 The dis
patches, aud enclosures addressed to
the secretary of state, which Dame by
the Cor win from Minister Willis, were
in his bands this morning. The budget
received from the Corwin is bulky, but
no accurate estimate can b obtained
as to the amount of its contents. It is
said to contain from ten to twenty
thousand words.
The Hawaiian matter was not trans
mitted to congress today. A special
meeting of the cabinet was held to con
sider the matter. It is stated semi -officially
that the correspondence will be
sent to congress in a message as soon
as it can be copied. It is bcl ieved
that Mr. Cleveland will try to sum
marize it in an argument and to place
is before congress in the peculiar light
which will be most agreeable to him.
Further dispatches to Mr. Willis are
being prepared ut the state department,
which art doubtless intended to go by
the Mariposa, scheduled to said tod iy,
but which will doubtless be held over
until tomorrow for the British mail to
The Steamer Piking- D at Sm Fran
cisco Fob WUv Delay Her.
Washington, Jan. n - A dispatch
has Wen received by the Hawaiian
legation, which arrived per the steamer
Warrimoo at Vancouver. It udvisos
the charge d'affaires, Air. Ilastiugs,
that all is quiet at Honolulu
aud that Mr. Thurston is to come back
to this coautry ou tho steamer City of
The Pacific mail steamer City of
Peking is expected at Ban Francisco
hourly witli Important Hawaiian ad
vices. .
Representative Tracey Threatens to Slap
tbe Face of Hie Critic.
Wasiiinuton, Jan. 11. A god deal
of quiet amiueiuont was occasioned by
the sensitiveness oT Mr. Tracey. of
New York, when facetiously called an
administration "cuckoo" by Mr. Bou
telle and others. He threatened to
slap tho face of the next person who
used that epithet concerning him.
This episode occurred yesterday, but
today many whispered jests were
passed at Tracey's expense, and had
he fulfilled his face-slapping threat, it
would have occupied the major portiou
of his time.
That Is tbe Only Way He Can Find
Out of the Administration's
Awful Muddle.
Wasiiinuton, Jan. 11 -Tha senate
was entertained today witii two able
speeches on the subject of Hawaii. The
first was by Mr. Davis (iiep.. Minn.) in
continuation of that which he had be
gun yesterday, aud the second bv Mr.
Turpie (Deni., Ind ). Mr. Davies
argued that tbe appointment of Mr.
Blount as commissioner to Hawaii with
out the advice ami consent of the sen
ate was a presidential invasion of
the privileges of the seriate, for which
he found a parallel only once in the
history of imperial Rome. The haul
iug down of the American fl ig in Hono
lulu came in for much denunciation on
the part ot Mr. Davis in which be was
sustained by other Republican senators,
and he wound up his speech by the
d-'daration that, in the snbliine judg
ment of the American people, the
president's Hawaiian and fiscal policy
would be condemned.
-Mr. Turpie took tho broad ground
that the provisional goverumont of
Hawaii was a de facto government,
which could not rightfully be inter
fered with, bnt that no treaty or pro
ject of auuexation with it could be
honorably entered into by the Ameri
can government. Minister Stevens
was hold up to execration as an un
worthy minister and man for bis coarse
expressions as to the queen who had
been his hostess for mariy mouths, and
he was;characterized, iu Mr. Turpie's
forcible language, as a spy, aud iugrate
ami an outlaw.
In tbs house, tariff speeches, pro and
con, were drlivered by Breckenridge,
I Ken. ), Richards (0.), Dingloy (Me.),
Springer (111.), Dolliver (la.), and Bros
ius (Pa.).
St. Joseph Polios Exnot to Capture
Train Robbers Quickly.
St. Joseph's, Mo., Jan 11. W. H.
Mosely, of ttie A lams Express com
pany, has received a tuleram from
the express messenger on the train
which was robbed here last night
stating that the exact .sum seenred by
the thieves was ifW. Sheriff Carson
lias a force of deputies scattered over
the country looking for the thieves.
The police force is now making an
effort to find from whom they were
secured. A strong clue has been ob
tained, and the prediction is ma le that
the robbers wiil be under arrest inside
of twenty- four hours
Awrd to One of Victims of the Park
ville Wrnck.
Miuulktown.N. Y., Jan. 11 -Supervisor
Gabriel Tuthill was given a ver
dict of itUHouO against the Long Inland
Railroad cumpiny at I . s!ieu today.
Tuthill was injured in the Parkville
wreck in June last, while returning
from the Shuepahoad B-iy races.
Another Death Added to the Grim List iu
Albert Family.
Ignatius DdoubIIv wis elected presides
of the Minnesota Parmer's alliance.
Electrocution for condemned criminals
is proposed inn Maryland legislative bill
By a Boston llro, Scott Leurhoru, the
artist, lost ... worth of paintings and
Mrs. Lease, the Kansas agitator, is to be
come co-editor of 114 aoti-Lrwelliug paper
at Topeku.
Inability to get enough patronage ctused
tho suspension of the Bank of I'ort Wash
ington, Wis.
A lone highwayman held up the over-'
land stage near Bowie, An.., and got 1800
from a mail bog.
In tho burning of John Montnl's house
iu Dickiusott, N. V., two boys, aged 4 aud
0, were crotnsted.
flor embezzling $10.1,00!) from the date
City National bank, Cu-hior Lewis Ked
wiue is ou trial at Atlunta.
Virginia Populists want the electoral
laws amended to make county supervisors
and city councils tho canvassing boards.
World's fair acquaintance will end in
the marriage of Miss Alice Hmney, in Chi
cago, aud Nojep Finesse, a native Syrian.
With three bullets in bis head, Cashier
D. A. Huker, of the First National Hank
of Nowurk, ()., was round dead behiud his
By the breaking of a curboy of sulphurio
aciu on the steamer Kansas, at- Ouioga
Banding, Ala., twelve of the crew wore
terribly burned. (
In a fog at Louisville, Ky., tho Now Or
leans steamer, U. P. Hohenck, struck nnd
sank the towboat Kult.on, with 14,500
worth of dressed stone.
Wnilo apparently insane, Mrs. Samuel
Ettlnson, of Marsbnlitowu, la., leaped
from a third-story window of a bie dry
goods store at Kansas City, Mo., and was
ulruost killed. e v
One Who Attended for a Time Is Sick
and Another Was Frightened Away.
One or Two Nurses Called to An
other Field Public Prayer Offered
for the Afflicted Household in tho
Methodist Church Malignant
Diphtheria Refuses to Be Allayed.
A''erioI loth' Scranton VViontie.
BntOODSBVRO, Pa., Jan. 11.
Till', death rute iu the poor,
unfortunate Andrew Akbert
family, at Water Gap, contin
ues. Another, a young man of
2d, has succumbed to the fatal disease,
diphtheria, making a total of five since
Jan. 1 Ou that day a bright (1 year-
old child tell a victim. L ist ihursday,
Jan. 4. Mrs. Kulp, the young bride of
Theodore Kulp, of this place, who was
called in to nurse her younger brothers
ami Bisters, died. Last Sunday a 12-year-old
daughter died. Yesterday a
young man years of age, who brave
ly fonght the horrible disease, was
conquered and todiy another young
man aged 2d years, was laid in his
The same day he died, another child
was lying daugerously ill and hourly
expected to die.and tho mother is sick;
and should she escnpe death at this
time, it may be only to find her mind
leaving her, for the terrible strain is
likely to be too much. One of the two
lady nurses who were brought from
the city by tbe authorities to nurse the
sick family was compelled to leave on
account of sioknnse, and another has
been sent for from St. Luke's hospital,
Philadelphia. It is difficult to obtaiu
medical aid. The physician who has
had charge is down, and those from
uear by towns refuse to entor ttie
house on account of the malignant typj
of the disease.
One doctor from Portland, who wb
sent for, was frightened away upon
hearing of the terrible state of affairs
that existed. The Water flap authori
ties are determined that the poor fam
ily shall have the best of care. Public
prayer was offered for tbe bereaved
fimily in the Methodist Episcopal
church last evening.
Stowaways Paint a Putlietic Picture of
New York' 1 Lib r Market.
Southampton, Jan. tl. Five stow
nways, who were found concealed on
board tho American line steamship
New York shortly after she left the
United States on her last passage to
this port, were brought up before tho
local magistrates here todiy.
They touched the heart of the mag
istrate by drawing a pitiful picture of
the New York latior market, snvitig
that they would rather get back to
England at any cost than sUrvo in
- 1
Backstop Charles fieonett of the Bos
tons Loses Both Lege.
Ottawa, Kan., Jan. 11. Both legs
of Charles Bennett, lbs noted base ball
catcher, who was mangled by a Santa
Foe train at Wellsviliu last evening,
were amputated early this morning,
one near the ankle and the other above
tbe knee. He is perfectly conscious
and may recover.
John Clarkeon, the famous pitcher,
who was to have gono on an extended
bunt with Bennett today, is with him.
Is Elected Chairman of Republican Na
tional Executive Committee.
Washington, Jan. 11. -Thomas II.
drier today resigned as chairman of
the execntive committee of the Na
tional Republican QO M in It tee, and Jo
sepn II. Stanley, of Maine, was electod
to till the vacancy.
this does not, of coarse, displace Mr.
Carter as chairman of the national
Rumor That Carlisle Will Succeed Him
on Supreme Court Flench
Wasiiinuton, Jan 11. There is a
report, which appears to originate from
gossip in administration circles, that
Chief Justice Fuller contemplates re
tiring from tho supreme bench and
that Secretary Carlisle will bo ap
pointed to succeed him.
Whether there is any truth in the
report cannot be learned at this time.
Snloon-keepre Fuis Pulls Down Chands
ller and Is Smothered.
New Yoke, Jon. 11 Andrew Fuss.
a aaloon-keepev of White Plains, was
found dead beside Ins bar today.
He held in his hand a chandelier
which he had pulled down. He was
mothered by the gns which escaped
through the broken fixture.
est daughter undertook to assist her
mother, when he turned on her with a
elub and gave her a hot chase for a full
half mile, Bevoral times striking the
child, and at one timo he knocked hel
lo the ground.
She is now lying at the point of death
from exhaustion anil injuries from the
clubbing. The wife last night was
nursing her tbirt'euth child (eleven
are living) when Noe struck her several
times on tbe head arid would seize her
by the nose with bis left hand and
punch her in the eyes with the stif
fened finger of his right hand. Noo was
at one time a prominent citizen, but
liquor has made him almost a madman.
Antl-Adminietralion Democrats Protest
Emphatically Against Boesiem.
Philadelphia, Jun. 11.- Democrats
who aro opposed to tho Pattisou-Har-rity-llensel
crowd met tonight iu this
city, decided to support Senator Arthur
IJ. Markley.of Montgomery county, for
congressmau-at-large, by nomination
papers, and signed a formal protest
against the existing regime of Demo
cratic bossism uud hypocrisy in Penn
sylvania. The protest was signed by
(ieorge MoOowan, William McAleer,
William S. Stenger anil Michael J.
Ryan. The salient portion of it read
as follows:
We are irapellod to this course because
of first, the impossibility ot securing re
dress uuder the present party rules; sec
ond, because of the unquestioned incouipi
teucy of the present boas and hug manage
ment of the Democratic party, and third,
because of our belief that the time
has come to challenge tho cnulid- of the Democratic masses as to
whether or uot they desire a continuance
in power of a body of man whose rule has
wrecked the party, lost all county ollices.
caused it to be beaten iu the state ut thu
last election by 180,000, and which refuses to
light for ; i' as instanced in their
abandonment ot tlio second congressional
district. Wu urge this course now because
wo believe this time to bo the most
opportune. The boss system of exacting
porKoun! fidelity and dealing with oftices
and honors as articles of purchase and sale
has made it impossible at tins election to
win Pennsylvania. A vote for Senator
Murkley will be a rebuke to this boss mis
management to tho policy of surrender,
ami to the Incompetency aud huckstering
that has degraded the party in reuusylva-uia.
The following resolution was unani
mously adopted.
Resolved Thnt the Pennsylvania Domo
cracy cordially aud earnestly endorse the
the policv of drover Cleveland and th
National Democracy, and pledge oursel
ves to labor untiringly to promote the
uatioual honor and thu cnuse or luriu re
The Actress Sprain Her Wrist and Is
Unable to Act.
Denver, Jan. 11.--Fanny Davenport
sprained her wrist badly in tbe third
act of "Cleopatra" Tu-sday night, and
as she was unable to appear last night
the theatre1 was close I.
She is undergoing an electric treat
. ..
Inhuman Hoosler Barely Eioepaa Vio
lence from His Neighbor.
Winamao, Ind., Jan. 11. Louis Noe
is in jail here, guarded by the sheriff
and deputies. Violence was threatened
him by his neighbors for the inhuman
treatrnest of his wife and for nearly
killing his daughter. Yeoterday, while
engaged iu wuipplug his wife, his eld
The Principal of the New Castle High
School Lodged in Jail on a
Very Serious Charge.
New CABTLE, Pa , Jun. 11. Profes
sor R. C, Uurtstiorii, principal of the
New Castle high school, was arrested
today ou a serious charge. Cries of
murder coming lroni the rosidsuce oc-
cilpied by Miss A bin Robinson aud her
elder sister, Ou North street, attracted
the attention of Ueorge McEee, who
rau into the house to learu the cause.
He found the air heavy with the odor
of chloroform.
The elder .Miss Robinson stated that
when await ned, she discovered Pro
lessor Hartshorn bending over tho bed
occupied by her sister Alda, shaking a
hiuikercbief saturated with chloroform
Sho at once cried for assistance
Further investigation disclosed that an
assault had been committed upou Miss
Alda, who charges the crime upon
Hartshorn. The sisters claim that
Hartshorn, who hail threatened to Kill
them if they ever exposed him, was
trying, this morning to chloroform
them to death.
Miss Alda is iu a critical condition.
Hartshorn is in jail aud refuses to talk
except to say that he is innocent.
Sirs. Sample Had Been Charged with
Her Yaunr Son s Death.
Loi.IsviLl.K, Jan. 11. --Mrs. Etta
Sample committed suicide in the city
yesterday bv taking poison. Two
months ago sho an i her tl-yenr-old son
were foutidiuixoi si 1011s fi 0111 the etlecls
of morphine. The boy died, and it was
tlwi.rtit at Ml,. tilllM .!).. v .. him thu
drug, but the verdict of tho corner was
that she accidentally took it. believing
it to be quinine.
Mr- 1 1 1 1 . 1 . . u .' . I h n jlian il
charged her with having tried to poison
111 111.
Mr. Vanderbllt'e Party Will Be IheGuestB
of the Viceroy.
Calcutta, Jan. 11 The American
steam yacht Valliani has arrived b rs
The Vandorbilt party will go over-
laud as tbe guests of the Viceroy.
F.ugene O'Neill, a lawyer, at Susipie
ban na, I 'a
Frnttk Hollos, secrotary of Harvard uni
versity, of pimuinouta.
At Vienna, Benedict Ratidhartlugor, the
noted musical composer, uyed VS,
Major Daniel Washahuugh, aged 91
years, nt Lverett, Bedford county, l'a.
Rev. Fattier Corrlgau, pastor .of St
Mury s church, Uobukuu, a, J., of puou
At Southnmptlon, L.L.Kdward S. Mead
ol the New ork publishing tlrm of Uodd
Aloud iv Co.
At Hagerstown, Md., Rear Admiral
Donald McN. Fuirfax, United States uuvy
retired, age J 70 years.
Rev. Samson Cartur, originally a Blnve,
nnd cook on Mississippi river boats, at De
Moines, la., aged 1U2.
Joseph C. Focer. 70 years old. of Ula9
buro, N. J., a descendant of one of the
original settlers or tbe place.
In Bethlehem, Soltnou E. Lawrence, who
was a lieutenant iu Company 1), Mtcbigau
Light infantry, during tho war.
Mrs. Amy Anderson, well known
throughout Burlington and Monmouth
counties, at Alleutowu. N. J., at the age
or 107.
At Pottsville, Mi'H. David (J. Yuongling,
head of the lsrire browery Unit In New
York. Her wealth is estimuted nt Bevoral
At Buffalo, N. Y., John Kaiser, ordnance
sergeuut of tbe army, who served iu tier
many, uuder Hcott in tbe Mexican war,
and 'was active iu repolling the Morgsa
raids in Kentucky.
Reckless Bandits Uirinlv Terrorize
Cltliens ola Calilomia Town.
Constable Shot in the Fracas Both
of the Desperadoes Escaped -The
Notorious Chris Evans Driven Off
After Seeing Ed Morrell Well Out
of Danger.
FrENBO, Cel., Jan. 11.
TWO men, believed to be Chris
Fvaus, the Visalia bandit, and
bis promising aide, Ed Morrell,
U raided tho town of Fowlor last
ovoning. Another tale of bloodshed
nnd terror is the result Fowler is a
village of 'M0 inhabitants ton miles
southeast of Frenso. Oeorge Lsou.lhe
station agent, and three men employed
as seettou hands were m the depot at
o'clock, jnst after the Los Angeles ex
press litid passed. While the four men
were talking a masked man with a re
volver in each hand appeared nt the
opou door and ordered them to throw
up their hands, No one hesitated to
At this juncture Howard Hams and
A. Vincent, a proiniuunt bu-iness man
of Fowler, stepped on the platform and
took 111 the situation. Ihsy were about
to run away and give the alarm wheu
the robbers espied them through
a window. The outlaw, still keep
ing thu other men covered, backed
out of tbe door and ordered Harris
and Vincent into Hie depot, saying he
would kill them if they refusod. The
masked man th 01 stood the six along
the wall, covering them with one re
volver, and went through their pock
ets, lie secured a little ov r $50. He
then ordered bis prisoners into the
street, made them whIIc down down
town through the principal thorough
rare to cutler uoiueteine groery
store. 1 ho roboer followed his six
prisoners into tho store, nnd it was
evidently bis intention, alone mid sin
gle-hauded, to loot the grocery.
Just as he ordered the men previ
ously in the store to throw up their
hands the proceeding was interrupted
by Constables Ochs and Nelson. Then
began a bloody shooting ailray. Ochs
with his pistol drawn, rushed into the
store. The bandit turned upon him
and fired. Ochs fell uud rolled out
through the door, firing at the robber
from the door. His aim wae wild.
however, and the constable hit one cit
izen through the arm and another in
the breast. The man hit in the breast
was struck by a spent bullet and not
seriously hurt, though knocked down
During this great Insilade the robber
escaped aud disappeared In the dark
Another robber appeared upon the
scene during the battle 111 the grocery
A wagon dashed up to the door aud the
driver began shooting at Constable
Ochs, thus aiding iu the escape of the
other robber within, iho man In the
wagon then drove rapidly away.
The man answers the description of
( hris ESvane. in the other robber, who
wore a red bandana handkerchief over
his face, tho meu attacked believe they
recognized El Morrell. The robber
told them that his name was Morrell
It is believod that tho bandits, becom
ing pressed for food and money, camo
down from the .mountain determined
to make a raid.
K- p ibllcan Srnators Foresee Bad,
bickoiing Before It Can Take Shape
Wasiiinuton, Jan. 11. Republican
members of the senate committee on
finance do not see any prospect of im
mediate action on the proposition for
issuing bonds which was ktibmittcd to
the finance committee.
Some of tho Democratic members of
the finance committee do not relish th
bond Bcheme, and there is sure to be a
sharp contest before it is agreed to. If
it should bo reported the whole hn an
cial nneitibn will again be opened, iu
eluding the coinage of the seigniorage,
the silver iiueetioii, the issue of green
backs and, incidentally, the tar ill
Wilson Bill Condemned and tbe Admin
loiration Roundly Censured.
COLOHBUB, Jan. II At the meeting
of the Ohio word growers last night
resolutions were adopted denouncing
tne Wilson bill and protesting agams
free wool.
The administration was also de
nonnoed us discriminating against th
agricultural iu favor of the muuufac
taring eluBses.
Big Carpet Mill at Yonksrs Starts After
S X Mouthu' Idleness.
New Yoiik, Jan. 11. Tho Alexander
Smith & Sou carpet mills at Yonkei
are running today after a six months
Two thousaud employes are at work
and it is thought that by March I th
full forco of o.OOO will be busy.
Two Thousand of Them Apply for It in
Dumth, Minn., Jan. 11. The city
has otl'ered work to married men out of
employment, and has appropriated
ld,000 lor their payment.
Two thousand men applied for work
Wants the Salaries of All Public 0111
oiale Much Reduced.
PiTTsiicmi, Jan 11 J. B. Corey, of
the Corey Coal company, is ciroulatiu
a petition asking the Democratic con
gross to help the people establish tariff
reform bv reducing the salaries of all
public officials, from tho president of
tbe i nited States down, to "what they
wero under the golden era of Demo
cratic rule aud before the era of ex
travagance inaugurated uuder the Re
ibllcan pnrty."
Mr. Corey in bis petition sets forth
at the binaries of all public olbcers,
ational, state and county, are too high
the present hard times
Crank Donjan Claims He Must Be Tried
by the Senate.
Wasiiinuton. Jan. 11. -The case of
Joseph Donjan, the alleged crank, who
was arrested 011 Dee. 87, aud held for
Beuding threatening letters through
the mail, is before the grand jury.
The prisoner claims that the only
place to hear bis case is in the senate
of the United States, and that he in
tends to sue the authorities for $30,000
His lawyer states that wheu the case
comes up for trial, the plea of insanity
will be abandoned and that be will
plead lack of jurisdiction, and that tho
lefense will summon i'resident Cleve
land, Vice President Stevenson, Secre
tary Lamont and Senators Mills, Shsr
mau, Clordon, McPherson nnd Oray to
show that not one of the letters was
latsd in Washington.
Long Stride Is Made Toward a Res
toration of Harmony on the Le
high Valley Railroad.
Wilkes-Babbe, Jan. ll John II
Rice, chairman of tho general griev
ance committee of the Lehigh alley
employes, who was in conference with
Rollin 11. Wilbur, at Uetmenem, ar
rived home this afternoon. The con
ference was an important one and will
likely prove a long stride in the direc
tion of restoring tho old etmiiiurium
between the L.-higu V alley aud Its employes.
At the conference .Mr. nice learned
that the rumor as to the contemplated
reduction of the nay of the men was
tot without foundation. It was ths
purpose of the company to pay the old
engineers only 18.70 per duy, though
the new ones wero receiving the pay
the old men received previous to tbe
strike, namely, fo ,80 per day. A sirai
lar discrimination was to be made in
the pay of the firemen. Mr. Rice,
however, succeeded in getting Super
intendent Wilbur to aciiuiesce in the
unfairness of such discriminationd and
a bulletiu will be posted tomorrow in
forming them that they will heuca
fortn be paid at the old rate, such rate
dating from the hrst of the year, ine
new men will bo obliged to conform to
the sums regulation and discipline of
the old men and those thus far shown
li'tinaliried for the service of the road
will not be continued in it.
It is believed that the old men will
mostly all bo taken back into the.ser-
vice of the road before long.
Leading New Humpjhire Democrats to
Oppose the Wilson Tariff.
M ANi'HEsi'Kit, J an. 11. Byron Chand
ler, C. D. Duffle, agent of the Man
cheater mills, and William Corey, one
of tho largest machine ueedle inanu
facturers in the I tutnd States, have
beeu appointed a committee to go to
Washington and protest agniust the
Wilson bill in the interests ot the Man
Chester bonrd of trade.
Chandler and Corey are among the
leading Democrats of New Hampshire
and Mr, Cuaudler was a member of tbe
Democratic convention which nomi
nated Cleveland.
510 AND 512
lack a. avenue.
Dress Goods
In order to close out balance)
of stock in a few broken
lines the following
Special Prices
will hold grood for this week.
7 pieces 46-in. Storm Serge
in Navy, Myrtle and Black
55c, former price 85c.
5 pieces 54-in. in Navy only,
65c, former price $1.00.
4 pieces 50.11, Hop Sacking,
50a, former price $1.00,
16 pieces strictly all-wool
Cheviots in Stripes and
Mixtures at
29c. and 47c, former price
50c. and 65c.
Spark from Bhukamith Shop Ignites tbe
Five- Foot Vein.
W11 KE8-BABBB, Pa., Jan. 11. - A fire
was discovered this alternoou iu the 5.
foot vein in the Lauce colliery, oper
ated by the Lehigh and likes-Barre
Coal company, at Plymouth, It raged
fiercely until 5 o'clock this evening,
when it was extinguished,
The fire is supposed to have caught
from a spark from the blacksmith shop
sdjolninft All the men inside the
shaft, excepting those fighting the
lire, wore ordered out,
Dispatches Denying That Ho Has Re
eUcned- Insurgents Seize Ouaretn. '
BdiNOSAYRBS, Jan. 11 -There is no
truth in the reported resignation of
President PeDtdtd.
The insurgents in Rio Grande do Sul
have seized Cuarein.
Schaefer Defeats Sloeuon.
Chicago, ju. ll. Schaefer won to
liight's game in the Central Music hall
tournament, defeating Ueurge SloCSOO by
a More of ouu to wo.
Hungarians have taken the place of
strikers in the American Ax aud Tool
works, at Heaver Palls.
Stopping in front ot his own train nt
Nolin'e tlrove, Conductor Harry l'riuce, of
Siinbuiv, was cut to pieces.
Freight Brakeman B, L Mitchell, of
llui rifdiurg, was struck on the head by an
overhead bridge and killed near Lancas
ter. Tho Prank L Pray no Theatrical com
pany stranded at New Castle, aud two
bears wore sold to buy railroad tickets for
the girls.
Mre. P. V. Bavilend, of Bnnbnrfj whose
husband was burned to death in the Big
gins hotel, Hrudford, last summer, bus
sued the proprietors for $10,000. damages.
liarou Arthur liothschild was robbed of
$700 iu bis pocketbook ut thu Toulou sta
tion. Jnckon's polar expedition, which left
Loudon last summer, has reached Komj
liothnis, ou its way home, having failed
to reacli tne pole.
John B, Bargent nnd Frank Bromley,
painters, and (leorge Trainptou, sculptor,
Dave beeu elected to the Royal Academy of
'Scott," the mysterious missing link in
tho llimibrough murder case, is said to
have written to Alfred J. Mouson, tho al
leged murderer, saying he will give him
self up.
II COLO I w'AAHntQTOM, Jan. 11. Forecast
J fur Friday; for saltern Vnn
I i sylvanta, fair, aecMedly eooier.
A few Choice Patterns Fine Scotch
Cheviot Suits in Broken Checks
aud Plaids at nearly Half-Price.
Maltese Cross
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