The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 16, 1894, Image 1

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    EXPLANATION
' Of "A Study in
Scarlet " is found on
page 4.
EXPLANATION
Of "A Study in
Scarlet" is found, on
page 4.
EIGHT PAGES 50 COLUMNS.
M'KANTCXN", PA., TUESDAY MOUSING, JANUARY 10, 1894.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
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THE
TREAT
TRAINS CRASH
F
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A DENSE FOG
Eleven Persons Killed and Many Wounded in
Wreck on the Lackawanna.
REVISED LIST OF THE VICTIWIS
The Dover Express on the Morris
and Essex Division Is Run Into by a
South Orange Train Two Cars
Are Telescoped Weil-Known Men
Among the Killed Lack of Proper
Signals and a Heavy Fog Assigned
as Causes Dramatic Incidents of
the Terrible Collision as Gleaned
from the Narratives of Surviving
Participators.
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New York, Jin. 15
(7 NT. of the worst railroad BCOtdtntl
ever experienced in this naiKh
borbood occurred daring n thick
fog Hbont o'clock thin morn
ing 0D the IMawaro, LtOlMWanna and
Western (Morris and Ehj railroad,
on the meadows just wo,st of tbe bridtf
over the Hackensack river. A South
Qrtnge train ran into the Dorer ex
press. The two rear curs of tli latter
train were partly telescoped aud
smashed into splinters. Eleven per
sons in those cars wer killed aud fif
teen or twenty bally wounded,
REVISED UN OF DEAD.
William r. Adaw, summit, n.j.
JoHH Fl8H, Summit, N. J.
Wim.iam Fkhci'siin, Summit, N. J.
Edward Kixnr, Bernardiville, N
l'.nw ARD Mi mm. I., Mimiuit, M. J,
JOHH haUBRIROTON, Short Hill, N. J
John 11. KiM.MKii, Summit, N. J.
Patrick Ryan, Mi burn, N". J.
W. J. TliiNKit, Bsskinir Ridi;e, . T
Da Dot?, H'skin Bldgs. N J.
H. D. CmMIBTON, Summit, N.I.
LIST OF TBI IN.M KKU.
t'. Arnolds, Short Hills, N. J., inti-rual
injurifH.
Willi ar Rarclot, Gladstone. N. J.
binlly Kmlded.
Louis Bnem Summit head cut.
Harvey s. Cowan, Busing Ridge, prob
ably fatally injured.
EuWAltD II. 'lark, Haskinc Kidge, leg
brokmi and lacerated head.
Fred Fehoison, Dammit injured nbout
le ad aud .shoulder' and broken leg,
Arthur Gardner, Abort Blllt, X. J., in
ternally injured, probably dio.
E. W, GRAY, West Summit,' N. J., frac
tured leg, nmptitatiou necessary.
BaWXBSi summit, N. J., injured about
body and bead.
David HDfFMAN, Smith Orange, engineer,
severe Bodll injuries.
Washington IRVIXQ, Short Hills, N. J.,
injured about b nly and spine.
QlOROI Jkkiiy, conductor, head cut.
( athhink Kikiinan, New York, broken
arm.
Lester Di Yocso, summit, n. j., scalp
wound and knee injureil.
W. H. May, Summit, N. J., arms aud
hnud cut.
Miss BSBTIE A! ILLS, Newark, N. J., injur
ed about bead,
Crarlei E. MlNsHELL,
N. G, Ninf.i.er, internal injuries.
Edward PlEBftON, Newark.
William Bobslino,
William Boalee, Newark.
El! NEST H. BCHABV.
Caul H. BOBOLTE, jr., Murray Hill, N. J.,
severe internal injuries, leg broken;
will die.
GeoRQI Poncf.r, Murray HiH, N. J.,
slightly hurt.
Captain j. l. btbasrv, ldaiurieid, N. J.,
head eut.
NnUET Wintermi te, Newark, eye cut.
TeRODORI White, hnmmit, N. J.. com
pound fracture of the leg.
John Williams, Newark.
WHERE IT OCCURIIED.
The collision occurred about 400
Tarda west of the bridge over the
Hackfinsaek river. The train known
as the Dover express, which had made
its laac stop at Newark, aftr call
ing at Short HilU and Jlilbnrn,
bad alowed np at this point,
presumably to make lure that the
drawbridge was closed, when, accord
ing to the statements of several pas
sengers, before there was even time to
send ont a hrnki man to flair any ap
proaching train, the express wai rnn
Into by the train known as the 7.f3
from South Orango, express to High
land avenue, Brick church and East
Orange.
The force of the collision was terrific.
The engine of the Orange train No. 91,
nnd known as the "W. H. .Lewis," End
driven by David Hoffman, plonghed
into the rear car of the Dover train, a
combination smoking and baggage oar,
nearly a quarter of its length, and forced
It into toe next forward car, so
that the tipper parts of both cars were
nearly severed from the flooring and
platforms. Hoffman jumped as ho saw
the car of tho tram iti front of him,
aud was badly injured. The fireman,
however, stnek to his post, and was
practically uninjured, having only re
ceived a cut on the back of bis head
The force of the collision knocked
the rear truck of the engino's tender
Ml the tracks, and the platform of the
the first two carl on the South Orango
train were siiiuslied, but none of the
passengers on that train was injured,
ulthough many of them complained of
the effects of the shock.
IT WAS A HOftltinLR SCKNE.
The result of the col ision, however,
in the last two cars of the Dover ex
press was far ditforent. The sight was
horrible. Ae soon as tbe passengers
who were uninjured recovered from
the sbock they piled out of the cars
pell mell, and hastily proceeded to the
assistance of the injured. Tbe track was
literally strewn with bodies of those
who were dead Or dying, Apparently the
bodies of many persons bad bean
thrown clear out of the two cars by the
collision, one side of the rear car being
knocked completely off, and the dead
and wonnded just thrown along the
track. The bodies of three or four
passengers were dragged oat of the
telescoped cars, bat it seemed to tbe
passengers that nearly all tbe dead nnd
wonnded were thrown on the track bv
the collision. The surviving passen
gers did the best they could for tbe
sufferers.
There were cries for physicians and
whisky aud water for tho wounded
There was fortunately ORE physioiau,
a Dr. Reynolds, on the i-oene, and luck
ily ho was one who escaped uninjured,
it is sai l, from tho fatal rear car. Hs
did all in his power, in common with
other passengers, to assist In
rescuing the dead nnd relieving the
8ufferins of the wounded and dy
ing. All tho dead except four wrre
finally removed to Hobokon, and the
injured were taken to various hospitals.
The bodies of four mn who were
killed were placed iu the baggage car
of the Sonth Orange train. Two of
them only had been identified up to
midday. Due of them WEE frightfully
injured about tho head, and the fen
tmes almost unreoognliable.
NOINCER HOFFMAN kksfonsihle.
The conductor of the South Orange
train was W. T. Rundio, one of the
company's most trustworthy employes.
He was in the middle of the tram tak
ing up tickets when th collision
occurred. Iho conductor of the
Dover express was Jerry George, who
has always been regarded as one of
the most careful conductors on
the li ie, aqd especi ally carelul in the
ui ,tler of sending out tho rear ur.ike-
tiieu to tltg approaching trams No
blame It WES said could tie attributed
to the conductor of the Dover express,
as it was pretty well agreed by nil at
the scene of the accl 'ent, that a brake
man was sent out to Hit: the South Or
ange train as soon as it begau to slacken
speed. The person respond nl for the
collision appears to be Hoffman, the
engineer of the South Orange tiaiu
Passengers on that train said that the
traiu while not going at its usual rate
of spend, on account of the fog, was
nevertheless traeling at the rate of
twenty-five miles an hour, bv no means
as cautiously as the Dover traiu.
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SEVcN MEN ARE DROWNED.
Wreck on tin Northern Pac-flo Sends
Thein Into thn Water.
San BaFABL, Cal , Jan. 10. News
has just leached here of a (rightful
railroad accident at Austin creek
bridge on the line of tho Northern
Pacific railroad between the station of
Duncan's Mills and Cazaderoa, iu this
county.
As an etiginf on the Northern Pacific
Coast railroad was crossing Austin
crrek li st evening the bridge gave way
and the engine rolled into the stream
below, a distance of forty feet, drown
ng seven men.
P3CEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
Biief R?sunu of Work Dons m the
Hou a:id Senate.
WasihshtuN, Jan. 15, The Hawaiian
question was up in tho bouse today,
brought by Mr, Doutelle, Maine, and.
resulted 111 a sharp three sided debate
participated in ry the speaker. Mr.
Houtolie and Mr. Millin, Tennessee.
When the excitement caused by this
unexpected episode bad subsided the
tariff bill was read through in full,
consuming nearly two and one-half
hours. The first amendment was of
fered by Mr. Wilson to the tobacco
schedule. The purpose of tnis amend -ment
was to simplify the bill and
lessen the danger of evading its pro
visions. An amendment was offered to this by
Mr. Payne (Rp., N. Y ,) in the Hue of
raising tho amount of tariff on to
bacco, and two substitutes were offered
to theso amendments, one by Paynter,
Kentucky, and one by Marsh, Illinois,
I at only the original amendment of
Mr. Wilson camo through a vote safely.
On this question three Democrats voted
with the BepnUlorns, viz. ; Cooper,
Florida; Speiry and Deforest, Connec
ticut. Two or three other resolutions
were off jred by the chairman of the
committee on ways and means and
were agreed to, after one of the most
interesting and excited discuisious that
the bill has yet giveu rise to.
The open session of the senate today
was of very brief duration. After the
presentaaion of several petitions against
the passage of the Wilson tariff bill
with others favoring government con
trol of the telegraph, etc., the resolu
tions of the Portland, Oregon, cham
ber of commerce condsmniug tnestate
ments made in Governor Pennoyer's
open letter te President Cleveland, were
presented and rea 1 and referred to the
committed on edncation and labor.
Thin on motion of Mr. Hill the senate
went into executive sessiou to consider
the Hornblowor nomination, Mr. Gal
linger, of Now Hampshire, graciously
postponing a sp3ech he had expected to
make today on the tariff question. The
executive session lusted until 7 o'clock
this evening and then adjourned as
soon as tbe doors wore re-opined.
CARLISLE ASKS
FOR MORE CASH
Uncle Sam's Finances Are Getting to Be Very
Much Embarrass.
GOVERNMENT IS RUNNING BEHIND
In a Long Letter to Senator Voor
hees, Chairman of the Senate Fi
nance Committee, the Secretary of
the Treasury Explains That His
Early Estimates of Probable Defi
ciency Was Far Too Small, and That
Ready Money Must Be Had at Once
to Meet Current Expenses,
BIG STEEL PLANT CLOSED DOWN.
Preference to Be Oivon to Married Men
When Mills Start Up.
Pottsvim.k, Pa., Jan. 15 Nearly
all the departments of the I'ottsville
Iron nnd Steel company s big plant at
Fishbach have been closed indefinitely,
nnd the outlook is very serioas for the
800 men who depend on this concern
tor employ ment.
The management has announced
that in starting up the mills again a
preference will be given to the mar
ried men. This is taken to mean that
there is no likelihood of u general ro-
sumptiou iu the near future.
SENTENCED EIGHT TIMES.
Now Smith la Working For Pardon from
Life Imprisonment.
COLCMBCE, 0 Jan. 15. An effort is
on foot to secure e pardon for Isaac
Smith of Pike county, convicte I of
murder in the first degree. Kight
times the date fori his execution was
named and he was as often reurived,
the last time after the death warrun t
had been road to him nnd he was on
his way to the gallows.
Governor Campbell then commuted
his sentence to life iuipeisoninvnt. He
has steadfastly protested his innocence.
. , M,
END OF INSURRECflON AT HAND.
Cable Mesiairo from B o Jansiro Sum
mnrisa th Situation.
Washington, Jan. 15 A cable
message iu cipher from Captain Picking
at nlo Janeiro, anil a.ldressel to Sec
retnry Herbert was, translated at the
navy department to lay.
It is understood to contain a sum
m iry of the situation, with a hint
that the end of the insurrection is near
at bund.
Wasimn:ths. Jan. 15.
EOJtETARY CARLISLE has made
' public through a letter addressed
to Mr. Voorbses, chairman of
' the senate Committee on finance,
an authentic statement of tho present
critical condition of the (Jolted States
treasury ami of ils urgent needs. The
letter says in part-
When my annual report was prepared,
it was estimated that the expenses during
the current fiscal year would exceed the
receipts to the amount of about f'-Jl.tKIO,-000,
and 1 asked congress for authority to
issue and sell bonds, or other f irms of ob
ligations, to au amount not exceeding ."'),
(100,(100. That estimate was much too low.
If the same average monthly deficiencies
should continue the total differences be
tween receipts snd expenditures on the
Until day of Juuenext will be 178,167,583.
Thecoin reserve has been reduced to ?74,-
and it is evident from tho condition
of the treasury that the department will
have no means to defray the ordinary ex
penses of tho government unless h. largo
part of tho payments are hereafter inado
out ot that Hind. It this is done, tile com
reserve will be reduced by reb. 1 to
about $lXi,0'll,S84,a sum wholly inadequate
for tbe purpose for which it was created.
CABLISLI Has an EXPEDIENT,
On account of this critical condition of
the treasury 1 have considered it my duty,
iu udditlon to the earnest recommenda
tions o uituiiied in my annual report, to
appear twice before your committee, aud
after full explanations of the situation,
urge prompt legislative action on this sub
ject. With the permission of the commit
tee, I have prepared ami presented for its
consideration a bill, which, if promptly
passed, would, in my opinion, meet all tne
reqireineuts of the situation by providing
the necessary means for defraying the pub
lic expenses and replenishing the coin re
serve to such an extent as tosssure the
maintenance of the pnrlty of all forms of
United States currency.
While this proposed measure of relief
has not yet been disposed of or consiuer, d
by the committee, the great differences of
opinion which are known to exist in both
brooches of coagross concerning the pro
priety of granting additional or amended
authority to issue bouds in any form or
for any purpose render it doubtful whethor
now legislation up'u tho subject can be
secured m time to provide the means
which are imperatively demanded in order
to preserve the credit and honor of the
ioverumeut.
The necessity for relief at this time is so
urgent, and the prospect of material im
provement in the financial conditiou of
the government is so problematical, that
unless nuthority to issue and sell shorter
bouds, or other obligations, boaring a
lower rate of interest than that specified in
the existing, is granted by congress at a
very early day. 1 shall repl constrained by
a sense of public duty to exorciso the pow
er already conferred to the extent nt least
of providing an adequate coin reserve If
this actiou should bo taken, congress
ought, nevertheless, to provide promptly
for tho deficiency In tho revenues during
the current hscal year.
WHAT CAKLISI.K'S BILL, IS.
The publication of this important
letter, it is conhilontlv expected, will
be followed by soma immediate con -
sideration of tho question by congress
The bill which is referred to in the
abovo letter authorizes the secretary of
the treasury to issue from tliiis to timo
as he may deem necessary, and iu such
form as he may prescribe, coupon or
registered bonds of the United States
in denominations of $?5 und mul
tiples tnereof, redeemable in coin
at the pleasure of the United States
fter ysars from date, bearing
interest at a fats not exceeding !i per
centum per annum, payable quarterly
in coin, and to sell the same at not Uss
than par in coin: and the proceeds of
such bonds shall be held and usod to
maintain the parity of all forms of
money coined or issued by the United
States, but the secretary of the treas
ury is hereby authorized to use from
time to time such part of such proceeds
as may be necessary to supply the de
ficiencies iu the public revenues during
tho fiscal year 1S&4
EDITOR MOORE'S TRAGIC DEATH.
Suicide of a Brhcht Journalist After a
Prolonged Ddbauch.
York, Jan. 15 John R Moore, as
sociate editor of the York Daily, com
mitted suicide this evening by sending
a bullet to his brain, Many rumors of
a sensational character are in circula
tion as to the cause, but as they cannot
be verified the act is attributed by
many to excessive drinking,
Moore was about 45 years of age and
leaves u wife and two daughters,
tho judgment of the lowor tribunal
may be reviewed by tho supreme court.
The writ was granted and ltockafel
low was admitted to bail in the sum of
$5,000 pending the hearing of the np-
pesl.
WAGES CUT AT BIG POTTERY.
Twenty Per Cent, to Be Hald Until Tariff
Schedule Is Btady.
WHEELIMO, W. Va. , Jan. 15. -Today
the potters employed in the L Belie
and Wheeling potteries were notified
that beginning next Monday a general
cut of 10 per cent, in wages would be
demanded. In addition to this it will
b.' proposed that '-'(J per cent, of their
wages nt the new rale .vill he withheld
until it is known what changes will bo
made in the tariff schedules.
In case there is uo change the 20 per
cent, will be handed to the workmen.
If the tariff is reduced a proportionate
part of the money will be retained by
the manufacturers to make them whole
on all ware thsn in stock which comes
into competition with tho foreign mado
goods.
It is not likely that the operatives
will accept the proposal The same
general proposition lias been rej.-cted
by Bat Liverpool tiotters.
CANNOT FIND H ER.
Kansas
Eighteen-Year-Old Daughter of
City Physician Hissing.
Kansas City, Mo, Jan. 15. -The
mysterious disappearance of Miss lielle
Bonssteel, the 18-year-old daughter of
Dr. William Boncsteel, a prominent
local physician, which occurred Inst
Thursday, ban just been made public.
On that evening. It appears, Miss Hone
steel, who is an extremely handsome
girl, starttd for tho opera, accompanied
by two intimate frieud. Before reach
ing the theater shs changed her mind
and decided to make a social call, since
which she has not been seen or heard
of,
Though all clews have been thor
oughly worked by detectives, no truce
has been found of the missing girl, aud
now foul play is feared, When last
seen Miss Bjueateel wore valuable dia
monds. s
RAILROAD ACCIDENT IN CUBA.
Sixteen Persons Failed and Nlns Others
Badly Wounded.
Havana, Jan. 15 A frightful acci
dent lias occurred on the Titnina-Ma-tanzas
railway at a point eight miles
from Ctimaniiygua, iu the province of
Matanzas. A passenger train was go
ing at good speed when it ran into a
cow that had walked suddenly ou the
track. The engine was derailed and
several of the cars were piled upon
each other. Help was at ouce sent to
the sceuo of the disastor.
Sixteen persous were takan out of
the wreck did. Nina others were
badlv wounded.
GLASS WORKS TO START UP.
Work Will Be Resumed, but at Reduced
Waaea.
Taiientum, Pa., Jan. 14. The fires in
all of tho No. 2 works of the Pittsburg
Piatt Glass compauy will be lighted
Tuesday morniug. The works will be
resumed in full, but at greatly reduced
wages. They have been idle since last
July. Eight hundred men will be em
ployed. The body of M. Bndrek, a French
glass worker, was found In his iroom
today. He had evidently died of star
vation. Ho had been out of employ-
ment
ON HER BROTHER'S GRAVE.
Woman Found Unconscious and Nearly
Frcza to Death In Cemetery.
IIaLDBM, Mass.. Jan. 15 -Catharine
Donahue, aged !!7, of Medford, wis
found nearly frozen to death nt L80
o'clock yosterday afternoon in the St.
Mary's cemetery on Highland avonuo,
over her brother's grave.
The woman wai lying unconscious
across the grave. Her ears and lower
limbs were partly exposed and frozm.
Tlere was considerable blood on her
clothiDg and ou the snow about her
Tne doctors say sho cannot possibly re
cover.
SLIGO IRON WORKS NON-UNION,
The Management Positively Refuses to
Par the Scale Rates.
PlTTIBURQ, Pa., Jan. 15. Today the
Siigo Iron works started up as n non
union plant, the management having
positively refused to pay scale rates.
The puddlers hereafter will receive
only irl por ton.
A majority of the old employes are
at work.
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ROCKAFELLOW ADMITTED TO BAIL.
Held in Sum of $5,000 Pending Hearlmr
of Appeal.
PHtliADKLPBIAi -Ian. 15. The caso of
Banker F. V. dtockafellow, of Wilkes-
Barre, who was receutly convictod of
embezzling and senteucud to two years
and two mouths' imprisonment in the
Eastern penitentiary, was today ap
pealed to the snpreine court. Attor
neys V. V. Wheaton mid J. T. Lena
han preseuted a petition to tho conrt
asking lor tho special nliowaiico or a
writ of error to the Luzeruo county
court of quarter sessions iu order that
POST-MILLENNIUM HOME.
Adventisti Will Erect a Medical Sani
tarium in South Africa.
Battle Ckkk, Mich , Jan. 15 The
Advnntists hero aro raising HO, 000, to
be used to construct n medical sanita
rium at Claremont, South Africa. The
building will be built here after plans
furnished by Dr. J, II. Kellogg aud
under his supervision. When com
pluUil it will bo shippsd to Africa.
The Adventists believe, it is said,
that aftor the world ends their build
ings will be preserved and they will
return and occupy them
FAVORS BONDS FOR PENSIONS.
Mr. Ridley Has a Schem to Pay Vet
rane With Two Per Cents.
Washington, Jan. 15 Representa
tive Itidley, of ronnsylvanla, wuo is
greatly opposed to an issue of bonds,
has prepared a bill which h will iutro
duce if it is decided that the Becrotary
of the treasury has (lower to issue
bonds without action or congress.
The bill provides for the payment of
pensions iu 2 per cnt. bonds, In deno
initiations of from 180 to $100, which
shall bu a legal tender,
HORNBLOWER IS DEFEATED.
An Adverse Majority of Six Votes In the
Senate.
Wasiiinoton, Jan. 15 The senate
today, after a lengthy executive sss-
fion, declined to confirm the notuinu
tion of W. B. Hornblower for associate
justice of the supreme court, the ma
jority against confirmation being six.
Tho nomination of John W. Walker
to be. United States marshal for the
western district of Pennsylvania was
continued. .
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LUMBER DEALER FAILS.
A SLIGHT MISTAKE.
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HOTEL CLERK: "Front, lady, forty-nine.
Lady: ''Only twenty, if you please."
JOYCE HOLDS TKS FORT.
All Efforts to Dislodge Him Have
Failed -Writ to Vacate Is
Served With Difficulty.
Special to th' Strenfoa IWeaae
TAYLOB, Pa., Jan, 15. Martin Joyco,
principal at the Continental school,
still holds tho fort. A wcok ago today
the directors of the schools of Lacka
wanna township met ami decided to
close the school for one month on the
account of poor attendanc . This was
blow to Mr. Joyce, wuo has been
charged by the citizens of that vicinity
with cruelty and misconduct to the
pupils.
When tne directors decided to close
the school Mr. Joyce was determined
to make trouble, and wu-in School Di
rector William Morgans, local director
of that school, called last Thursday,
he was ordered by the point of a re
volver to leave tbe grounds. Mr.
Morgana did not hesitate, but left
Joyco baa since occupied the building
night ami day, aud continues to teach
the ten pupils. He is provided with
provisions by noighbors.
ibis afternoon Kouert Uurleigh, sec
retary of the sshool board. served a
writ on Mr. Joyce, demanding or him
to leavo the school br tomorrow and
deliver the keys to School Director
Morgan. When Mr. Burleigh called
ho found the door to the upstairs room
locked. Ho then enters I the primary
lepartment and found Mr. Joyco in
this room. It was hero he served
the writ. Mr. Joyco said nothing
and if he does not vacate
force will bo brought to bear. Resi
dents of Archil l I say he acts like a
maniac in the building. He keeps pace
from window to window and is armed,
so that persons fear to pass tho build.
ing. It is learned that proceedings for
trespassing and carrying concealed
weapons will be entered against him.
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TRAIN'S NARHOW ESCAPE.
Wrecker' Work on Baltimore and Ohio.
Passengers Feared Robbors.
Bit EM en, Ind., Jan. 15. Ait attempt
was made last evening to wreck ex
press train No. 14, eastbound ou the
Baltimore- and Ohio railroad, throe or
four miles weit of this city, near the
'Big Marsh," one of the most desolate
spots on the Chicago division of the
railroad. The train was making fif ty
miles an hour, when it strucl: a large
piece of lumber that was lying across
the track.
The train was immediately stopped
and an investigation inado by the train
crew, who found the timber wedged
firmly between the trucks of the bag
gage car. Had the, engineer tint stopped
his train at the moment he did the en
tire train of six coaches, heavily loaded
with passengers, would have been de
railed. The passengers on the train
were panic stricken.
J. M
Pa., Is Now
AN ATTEMPT TO ABDUCT A CHILD.
Woman Boldly Enters a School Build
ing to Carry Off a Boy Her
Plan Frustrated.
FINLEY'S
510 AND 512
LACKA. AVENUE.
BLANKETS
TO close balance of-
stock before in
ventory at following
prices:
22 pair Swansdovn,full
size, per pair
HOW THE TARIFF WORKS.
Guthrie, of Indiana,
a Poor Man.
Indiana, Pa., Jan. IV J. M. fjoth
rie, the owner of extensive saw mills at
Uomer City, has failed. Guthrie was
also the owner of several thousand
acres of coal land iu Indiana county.
His liabilities will probably reach
f-'Du.OUO
All of Mr. Guthrie's property is now
in the bands of the sheriff.
The Idleness in Welsh Tin Plats Mills
Continue!.
Lonix'N, Jan. 15 -A dispatch to the
Time irom Cardiff saya that the Mc
Kinloy tariff is still working disaster
in the export trade of South Wales.
I he tiu plate trade with the United
States is only one-third of the produc
tive capacity, and has been nt a stand
still for the last six months.
Over 5.000 workmen aro unemployed,
and besiilos these thro are numbers of
others iudirectly affected. The loss in
wages is computed at 19,000 sterling
weekly, while the employs are losing
64,000 sterling weekly. One hundred
and sixty out of 500 mills are idle and
there is great distress among all the
employes, Many of the families are
liviugon "Js. 01. weekly.
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CANNOT M. Kl IT PAY.
Ohio Railroads to Beg for an Amend
ment of Inters! nte Law.
Cincinnati, Jan. 18, -President In
galls auiioiincos that the railroads hore
will this week petition congress for the
amendment of the interstate commerce
law. He aays the roads are doing a big
business, nnd yet they must sit up
nights aud figure how to reduce the ex
penses in order to get ulong.
The chief thing that will be sought
iu the effort to bring about an amend
uieut will be a clause winch will make
the roads amenable to the government
in case they ire guilty of an infraction
of the agreements entered into between
two or more roads
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Repreentativ Gear Nominated.
Ukh Mo'inks, la., Jan. 15 John Henry
Gear, of llurlington, member of congress
from tbe First Iowa dtstriot, was tonight
nominated for United States seuntor to
succeed Jauius 1. llsuu.
Mrs. Annie Matthew Pansecki yest
erday made an attempt to abduct 0-year-old
Willie Susky from No. 9
school at Pine Brook. The effort was
frustrated by the teacher who had the
little boy in charge.
The lady formerly resided in Con
necticut, but now makes her home In
Park Place, this city. Yesterday morn
ing, accompanied by Mrs. Kate Baknre,
of Alarion street, she visited the school
ami asked permission to pee the boy.
It was granted and then Mrs. Pau
seek! wanted to take him out of the
room for a few moments. This request
was refused as the teacher had become
suspicious of the woman.
Throwing off ail disguise Mrs. Pan
sacki declared that the boy had
been unjustly taken from her and she
appealed to the teacher to give her pos
session of him. She likewise appealed
to the little boy to go to her, but he
drew back iu aversion and declared he
did like her and would not accompany
her, words which drew tears from the
anxious woman's eyes.
The teacher positively refused to al
low the woman to take the child out
of the building and requested her to
withdraw from the room along with
her companion. After some protest
she complied, but remained near the
building until the recess hour, thiuk
ing theu to be able to spirit away tho
boy.
Again she was disappointed. The
boy was kept within the school and a
messeuger dispatched to tho home of
his father, Pius Susky.of Phelps street.
He was not at home, but Mrs. Snsky,
the boy's stepmother, responded in
haste, and at the noon hour took her
child home. Mrs. Pansecki and her
companion were still lingering about
the building in the hope of gettiug the
boy.
His mother was Pius Snsky's first
wife who died while he was an infant.
Tho child after his mother's death was
given into the care of his aunt, Mrs
Pansecki and lived with her until
last September, his futher paying for
his keeping. Somo time ago Susky
married again and lust September took
his son from the aunts home in Con
necticut and brought him to this city.
Mrs. Pausecko followed some timo
later for the purpose of claiming the
boy. Tho father retused to part with
him ami the unhappy woninu decided
to use strategy.
Yesterday afternoon Pius Susky
swore ont warrants before Alderman
DeLaoy for the arrest of Mrs. Pansecki
and Mrs. Baknre, charging them with
abduction, but later, on their promis
ing not to again molest the child, tbe
churges were withdrawn,
MURDERER BURT ON TRIAL.
Dose Not Senn to B-i Affected by tho
Trying Ordoal
DOVLE8TOWN, Pa., Jan, 15 --The trial
of Wallace Hurt, charged with the
brutal murder of Samuel M. Rightly
and his wife, Lena, last September,
was begun before Judge Yerkes this
morning.
Burt appsarod to be but slightly af
fected by the trying ordeal through
which l.o is to pass. IU declared his
iunoocuce and feels he will uot be con
victed. MADE A BUTT OF HIM.
Farmhand Turned in His Wrath and
Stabbed Sight and Left.
BUFFALO, Jan. IS - A Polish dance
which lasted all night, torniinated in u
stabbing affray, and Frank Kasczpa is
dyiug iu the hospital from a perforated
lung.
The assailant was a farm hand from
West Seneca named Mux Moalon. He
was the butt of ridicule at tho dance
and finally turned on his tormentors
and slashed right and left.
COLONEL FRANK A. BURR DEAD.
Was Widely Known ae a News Corres
pondent and Btltor.
Camdkn, Jan. 14. Colonel Frank A.
Burr, who was widely known as a
newspaper correspondent, died at his
home today iu this uity from a com
plication of diseases.
He had been ill two months
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WEATHER FORECAST.
13 pairs, All-wool $2.75
11 pairs Eleven Guar- CjO fit
ter All-wool at VP". uU
9 pairs Eleven Ouar- C0
ter Scarlet, at. H0, IJ
12 prs. Natural Wool M Rfl
Eleven (Juarter, at iP-T-vU
About 15 pairs Eine Cali
fornia lilankets at heavy
reductions from regular
prices.
Small lot of choice de
signs in Wrapper ffQ AA
Blankets at ipO.UU
Elegant stock of Eine Crib
Elankets.
FINLEY'S
THE GUTTA PERCHA & RUBBER MOTS
FAMOUS
Maltese Cross
RUBBER BELTING AND HOSE.
CHAS. A. BCHIEREN & CO '3
PERFORATED ELECTRIC
And Oak -tanned Leather Belling,
H. A. Kingsbury
AOENT
313 Spruce St., Scranton, Pa.
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
Reliable Footwear.
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Feet of ev?ry description fitted at
Lewis, Reilly & Davies.
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