The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 17, 1894, Image 1
Page 7 Follow Rlier lock Holmes in his solu tion of ".V Study in Scarlet." First chap ters today on page 7. am f Follow Sher- Lfqnfn :ok iioimcs I CIkU I in liis ho1u" (ion of "A Study in Scarlet." First chap ters today on page 7. EIGHT l'AGES-56 COLUMNS. SCRATON, PA., WEDNESDAY MOHXING. JAXUAHY 17, 1S94. TWO CENTS A COPY. YOU Will K SELF IF TOU UlffTi IfuiyJ mi to READ 1 8TUDV I SCARLET." SHOT 10 KILL 10 EMPLOYED HIM Anthony Ferrer Meant to Do Desperate Work with Bis Revolver. THREE MEN ARE WOUNDED BY HIM The Bullets Were Intended for Timo thy Burke, of the Firm of Burke Bros., Contractors, but Deputy Sheriff Humphrey Bradley and Joseph Chapman Each Received One Burke Shot in the Hand Fer rer Captured After an Exciting Chase Talk of Lynching The Would-Be Murderer Dragged Out of the Infuriated Crowd and Placed Under Arrest. A cowardly, but fortuautely unsuc cessful attempt, was untile last evening to assassinate Timothy Burke, of the firm of Burks Bros., extensive contrac ture Authony Ferrer was the would be murderer, Mr. Burke was standing on the rear platform of a. Dunmore Suburban electric car at Washington avenue and Spruce street, wbu Ferrer drew a 'i'l calibre revolver and tired four shots One of them entered Mr. Burke's Tight band at the knuckle of the little finger and lodged in the knuckle of the second finger, shattering it. Another bullet struck Deputy Sheriff Humphrey Bradley on the right hip, causing a painful flesh wound. Joseph Chapman, of Green Kidge, was also shot iu the Lip and a flesh wound inflicted. After firing the fourth shot Ferrer ran dowu Washington avonue pursued by many persons. He was overtaken after passing Lackawanna avenue and turned over to a police officer, by whom ha was taken to the city hall and locked up iu cell 10. He will be given ft hearing before Alderman Wright at 9 o'clock this morning. After being locked up Ferrer called for a knife and said he wanted to cut bis throat. WHO ANTHONY FERRER IS. The would-be murderer is a man about 30 years of age, unmarried, and has beep In this country fur the past three years, and has a fair command of the English language. He is a na tive of Italy ami apparently a man of nervous, impulsive temperament. His borne is at Moosic. Soon after coming to this country he obtained employment with Burke Bros, as a rock hand, and has labored for them almost continuously ever since. He was considered a very competent and reliable workinin and was paid fl.WJ per nay. About Christmas Burke Brothers fin ished up the class of work on which men like Ferrer could be used to ad vantage and with a number of other men he was suspended nntil such time ns the firm would again have work for them. A few days ago the firm obtained contract for building a few miles of rallload near Wilkes Barre, and as this fact became current among their sus pemled workmen they called at the office of the firm iu the Burr building, and some of them were told to rep rt u week hence and they would be given employment. FERRER MAKES A CAM About 5 o'clock last evening Ferrer called at the office to find out when he could, resume work. He was slightly under the influence of liquor and was told that they could not tell him when be eould have employment He did not. receive the intelligence very cheerfully, but remiined about the office for some time talking and joking with tho clerks At 5 50 he left the office and ten min utes later was followed by Timothy Burke and Civil Engineer Kupp. Ferrer was standing in the doorway of the building und as he saw the men approach he began to load his doublo action 32-calibre revolver, though neither of the men observed the action. As they brushed by the Italian sev eral cartridge- dropped, but Mr. Burke thought they were peanuts and said: "Look out Tony, you're dropping you're peanuts." "Alia right, in picka dem up," re plied the wily Italian, and Mr. Burke and Mr. Kupp passed on. Continued on Page 5. THEV WILL NOT BE PAID MILEAGE. Joint Legislature Commission Taken Aback by Auditor General's Action. Haruisburo, Jan., 16. The mem bers of the joint legislative commission which met today to compile the vote for state treasurer were informed by the auditor general that they would be paid their actual traveling expenses only and not mileage. heretofore the snm of (1,000 usually appropriated for the commission has been used in paying clerks and the bal ance divided among the members. Auditor General Gregg has referred the matter to the attorney general for an opiuion. the funded indebtedness by an issue of bonds to the amount of $2,500,000). A resolution was adopted giving the board of Directors authority to make the proposed lnorease at their discre tion, should occasion require. GRAY IS NOW CLEVELAND'S CHOICE. He Will Nam the Delaware Senator for Supreme Court Justice. WASHINGTON. Jan 10. The new jus tice of tho United States supreme court will be named within a week. The rejection of Mr. Hornblower was an ticipated bv the president when tile jivliciary committee decided to report adversely upon the nomination. He has consequently already made a selection, and tnat selection, as stated pnvatoly by Mr. Cleveland inmseir, is George Gray, senator from Delaware. Mr. Gray is a man of marked legal ability, and his mind has had a thor ough judicial training. It his nomina tion is sent to the senato tomorrow it an safely be predicted that he will be confirmed before night, and could take his seat on thu bench lliursday, if such hatse should be deemed desirable. Mr. Gray holds the koy to the situa tion himself. If ba cnooses to resign his legislative position for the exalted seat on the supreme bench he can have the nomination. DE GAMA'S POSITION IS CRITICAL. GOLD RESERVE i TO BE T T His Forces Are Without Fresh Water and Five Torpedo Boats Will Soon Confront Him. "VIRAL p'AUAr'iA Washington, Jnn. 10 The admis sion of Admiral Da Gama contained in the dispatches from Kio Janeiro publish ed this morning re garding the possible length of tune which the insurgents in the bay of Rio can hold out under existing conditions, are con firmed by a l vices re ceived in Washing ton. These advices state that Da Gama's position is more criti cal than he admits. His forces are with out fresh watsr and their food supply is also said to be greatly limited. It is conceded that if the insurgents gained a foothool in Nichteroy their position would be greatly improved, but the probability of their affecting a landing becomes more remote every day. min ister Meudonca has been informed that the five torpedo boats which sailed from Germany some time ago touched at the Canary islands eight days ago and thoul'l arrive at Pernainhuco within a day or two at farthest. Mak ing all allowances for accidents and slow sailing, tho minister believes the government vessels shonld all reach the rendezvous by the last of the mouth und that by Feb, 5 a decisive move will be made against Di Gama at Rio, should he bo able to hold out until then. The siege of Bage by the insurgent forces has been raised. After tho rebels had resisted for eighteen days the serties of the government troops, who are commanded by (ieneral Carlos Telles, the latter made a final sortie and out the insurgents to flight. It was a complete rout for the insurgents, who abandoned their baggage and amiuuui tions of war. The government loss are thirty-six killed and ninety wounded. The insurgents lost 400 killed and wounded Last evening the- insurgent ships took up position iu readiuess to engage the Nichteroy forts this morning. A hot encounter was begun at davbreak at close quarters. Eventually the ships were repulsed with heavy loss. The United States cruiser New York has arrived there. IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH. Conclusion Reached After Discussion by the Senate Finance Committee. FULL AUTHORITY EXISTS BY LAW Whatever Deficiency in the Revenues May Exist During the Current Fiscal Year, Will Be Promptly Pro vided for by Appropriate and Effi cient Legislation at the Earliest Practicable Moment, Declares Mr. Voorhees." IRON COMPANY'S STOCK INCREASE. Director of the Cambria Works Are He elected at Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Jan. 16 -The stock holders of the Cambria Iron company held their annual meeting here this afternoon. The following were re elected directors: Jotiab M Bacon, A, J. Drexel, jr., Robert F. Kennedy, James McMillen, Divid Reeves. Powell Stackhouse, John W. Townsend, John Lowlier Welsh and K. Francis Wood. Subsequently a special meeting was held for the purpose of voting for or against the increaseof the capital stock from $5, 000,000 to $10,000,000 and also for or against a proposed increase of Pittsburg will havo women barbers. Slab wounds received on Christmas day resulted fatally to John Lee. Shaniukin. Dr. Weatherill declares that wife- slayer Shortlidge Is undoubtedly insaue. Berks county brushmakers oppose tho introduction of brushniaking in thu county prison. Coal gas overcame the family of Wil liam Culton, Sbamokiu, and tho wifo may not recover. Henry Heist will be hanged at (lettys- burg this innrniug for the murder of I'.manuol Monn. Six children have died around Uausch Creek, Schuylkill county, of scarlet fever Within a few days. I Governor Pattison re-appointed James Young, of Middletown, n member of the stato board of agriculture. Two trolley cars filled with passengers took a header in I'ottsville and a dozeu people wore bally bruised. Constables raided a den of five thieves near New Holland, York couuty, and re covered considerable bootv. Fight-year-old Willie Hckjack stole (33 from bis mother and speut 18.00 of it in one day riding iu Pittsburg strout cars. Governor Pattison has gianted a respite to Charles Halyards, sentenced to be banged at Carlisle on Jan. 33, until March 1. The will of Henry S. Eckert divides $4(10,000 equally between four children and bequeaths $100,000 to Carrio Wert', his housekeeper. "tin quiet his nervousness, II. Gross, a well known resident of Newark, N. J., took an overdose of laudanum while in Erie and died. , Archibald Ayers,Bged '10 yoars, was sen tenced at Tunkhanuock to throe yoare and throe months imprisonment for au at tempted assault upou little Addie Burch. The bondholders of the Philadelphia, Reading and New England railroad loased to the Reading railroad, have interposed an objectiou to the propose. Reading re organization plan. Attorney General Hensel dooidos that foreigu corporations selling their manu factured enodsin this state must II I e cor titlrates sotting forth tbo location of their offices in this state and the names of their authorized agents. The Provident Life and Trust company, of Philadelphia, has become trustee for nil the bonds of the Pennsylvania Traction company. I ho bonds are gold bearing for thirty years at 3 per cent. The road is to be built from Harrisburg to Philadelphia The State Horticultural society elected at HarriNburg president, . H Moon, or Morrisville: vico presidents. H. M. Euulfe. of Marietta, H, A. Chase, of Philadelphia; J. K. Jamison, or mvabs; recording secre tary, E. II. Eagle, of Wayuesboro; cor responding secretary, W. P. Brlnton, of Christiana; treasurer,.!, llibbard Bertram, of Milltown. Washington, Jan. 10. 0 CONSIDERABLE headway appears to have been made at the after noon meeting of the senate finance committee, which was largely attended, and lasted for more than an hour. Mr. Carlisle's letter was again discussed, and while no conclu sion was reached by direct vote, it ap peared to be the sense of the commit tee manifested by au absence of oppo sitionthat the bit thing to be done for the immediate relief of the treasury was to make the gold reserve intact, leaving the question of meeting the deficit iu reveuuee open for further consideration. After the meeting adjourned Senator Voorliees, chairman of the commute, gave to a United Press reporter the statement subjoined. In making it he said he did not assume to represent the views of the entire committee, but still he knew of uo opposition in the com mittee to tho opinions expressed. Ibis was evident from the fact that thu statement was read to the full commit tee by Mr. Voorhees before he mado it public. THE CONCLUSION REACHED While Mr. Voorhees' statement sets forth the fact tersely tho question of opening up the entire fi-ld ot financial debate was discussed at length by the committee and the conclusion was reached that if at this time a new bill was sought to be introduced the treas ury patleut would collapse utterly while the legislative doctors were wrangling over the m-'dlcine they should prescribe. The situation is thus set forth by Mr. Vo rhees : "The embarrassed condition of the treasury and the necessity for prompt action for its relief are folly realizd There is not the slightest ground, how -evor, for apprehension that the public credit will suiter, or be endangered, for tbe reason that ample authority al ready exists by law for the secretary of the treasury to strengthen his eoin reserve to any extent required and to meet every demand that can be legitimately made. Tho power of the secretary for the issue of bonds needs nothing beyond what is given by the aot of Jan. 14, loio. lueonlyde sirable object to be attained by new legislation at this time on that subject is to make a shorter time bond with a lower rate of interest, and yet tbe sec retary feels assured that he can nego tiate bonds issned under the act of 187 running only ten years, ou practically a three per cent, basis. "It seems, thereiore, that it will be wiser, sater ana better ror the tiaan- cial and business interests of the coun try to rely upon au existing law with which to meet the present emergency rather than to encounter the delays and uncertainties always incident to protracted discussion in tho two houses of congress. This view of the subject is rendered more imperative by the fact that the condition of tho treasury admits of little, if any, delay, and of uo uncertainty at all In the fiual action to be taken. NEW LEGISLATION UNDESIRABLE. "It would be trilling with n verv grave affair to pretend that new legis lation on coining the issue of bonds oan be accomplished at this tune, aud iu the midst of present elomeuts aud par ties in public life, without elaborate, extensive and practically indefinite de bate. It is also obvious to everyone that the consideration and discussion of the tariff now going on in congress will render any financial legislation at this time far more dillicnlt and com plicated that it might be under other and ditterent circumstances "It is proper to say in this contiec tion that the senate finance committoe for several weak past has had tins sub ioct under almost constant oonsidera tion and that the bill submitted by Mr. Carlisle has been examinod and discussod with the greatest care. The interest of the committee will by no moans bo abated irom this time for ward. The fact that much remains to be done is fully recognizjd. Whatever deficiency in the revenues may exis during the current fiscal year, will bo promptly provided, for bv appropriate and efficient legislation at the earliest practicable moment. ' THE DIVISION ENCAMPMENT. miners have determined that a uniform rate must be established, either through business methods, or by tire iggest strike the United States has ever had. Mr. Mcuryde stated that out of a total of 11,000 miners in the district only .1,000 have been workiug. 'GRINDING A SACRED GRIST. Groat Precautious Taken in Making Flour for Passover Bread. Avondu.k, Pa,, Jan. 10 Tho ilour- ng mills at this place are grinding au order for Baltimore Hebrews. Before any wheat was put into the rollers the mill was thoroughly inspected by two rabbis, aud a guard was left at the mill ntil the order la completed. The (lour is to be used at the feast of the Pufraovur. SENATOR WILSON'S SUCCESSOR. Some Facte in tha Career of Senator- Elect John H. Gear. Des Moines, Jan. 16. John H Gear, who was nominated by Monday night's Repnblieao caucus to succeed James F. Wilson as United States senator from Iowa, has been a leading figure in politics for many years. He was born in Ithaca, N. Y., in 1885, He removed to Iowa in 1888, ami in 1848 engag d iu mercantile business at Burlington, of which city ha was mayor In 1S03 He was three times 1 I! .dented tn the atute iLA Ji3Hp$j general assembly and ' L. ... Ix r.fAtTv' served two terms as speaker of the houso. In 1878-1870, and again In 1880-1881, he was governor of the slate aud was elected to congress in 1830. He has ben there ever since, except one term that Seerly defeated him, in 1800. He was a member of the national Iowa delegation in 1893 and then served as assistant secretary of the treasury. Generals Snowdnn aud Qroenlind Selet the Ground at Gettysburg. Gettysburg, Jan, 10 Adjutan General Greenland and Major Gaueral Suowflen, commanders of the Pennsyl vunia National Wnarrt, wer here to dav insDeeting the ground which will be occupied bv the division at its eu campmeut next summsr. The division will occupy the eame as that occupied in 1884 -the high ground west of the Emittsburg road, over which Pickett's divisio i charged in their as sault on Hancock's front. . e RIVER AND RAILROAD MEN TO STOP Unless Uniform Rate Ie Paid There Will Be a Great Strike. Pittsburg, Jan, 10. The delegates at the river and railroad miners s di triot convention this afternoou decided to suspend work at ouce at all mines i the district. Another convention will be held in Pittsburg next Monday, and it is very probable that unless there i an agreement of u.uniform rate of pay by that date that the Bnspeusioq will be continued. Socrotary McBryde, of the organize tion. stated this evening that tho 7 VS :V2SB SAYS IT WAS A COMPASS. Pedagogue Joyce Denies Having Flourished a More Deadly Weapon. He Still Hold the Fort. ' Social to the Svrnnlon IWettM, Taylor, Pa., Jan. 10. The writ served upon Martin Joyce to vacate tho Continental school was not heeded. Mr. Joyce stopped in the building all of Monday night and waa there this morning and rang tho bell as usual. Mr. Jovoo suys that h will remain in uhnrge of thu school until the end of the term, in spit of the writ. The liroctors will stop all persons from tresspassing upon the grounds. Ihe taxpayer! of the township have become excited over this affair, and seutiment is hopeful that the directors will stand shoulder to shonlder and nsist upon the removal of Mr. Joyce. Mr. Joyce was a teacher iu the graded school at Taylor in 1880, but by in sistance on the part of patrous he was removed. School Director Morgan will tomor row issue a warrant tor his removal. It is learned that Mr. Joyce intends to tight it out in the courts and will ar raign every person who has given evi- leuce against his reinof.il lie denies having had any revolver and claims liis only weapon was a compass How- ever.there are children ready to testify that they saw a revolver with him in school. SPARKS F30M THE TELEGRAPH. ACTIVE WORK CONGRESS Tariff Was the Principal Topic Under Discus sion in Both Houses, MANY AMENDMENTS ARE PASSED A Pennsylvanian Introduces a Bill Providing That no Alien Emigrant Shall be Admitted to the United States Unle'ss He Shall Have a Cer tificate Signed by tbe United States Consul Setting Forth That the Em igrant Does Not Belong to the Class of Alien Immigrants Excluded from the United States and Docs Not Come Under Contract or Agree ment to Perform Labor. Was THE HOUSE federal electl mally taken day, after t Eastern capitalists plan to invest $12,- pOULOOO in Sioux City, la., euterprisos. Tho Americau Physicians' and Surgeons' congress will meet in waiaingfon, 4lay 1. The Third National bank, of Uotroit, went into liquidation aud ceased to receive deposits. Lord Iieresford," convicted in Koine, Ua., escaped from tho convict camp at Kramer. Thin ice sent John Berry and Philip Nadoau, boy skaters of Providence, to their death. The emigration fever has attacked Ar kansas negroes, many of whom will go to Africa to live. For brutal whipping of Mary Schrader, near l omnibus, inti., i ana scuneiuer, a White Cap, was lined MOO, Professor Adam 0 Hill, formerly at Johns HopkiiiH, becomes assistant profes sor of mineralogy at lumen. While hunting near Mipsing, Out., lames Urobarger mistook his brother An drew for a deor and shot him fatally. Cedar Creek county, Col., has made its richest strike of gold ore in th i ludepoud- eut mine, a ton nssayiug 1,608 ouuees. 1'or criminal assault ou Mrs. Uraves, his cousin s wile, .lames oanoTiea, 01 ueuar Hill, Tex., was shot dead by tho outraged husband. Charged with shooting Miss Mary Orls coll, Mrs. William DritCOlL her mother. and Floyd, her brother) are on trial at Sterling, Col. , Engineer Smith and Brnkeman .Matt I. 11 injured in tho collision on tho Bennington and Kiitland railroad atnoutn Miattsbury, Vt., have since died. Uoing to the wedding of his loved one. Mnry Calempe, DonnigaO Fudora, of New ork, shot his successful rival, Andrea Bantino, dead at the altar. A reduction of III) per cent, in the wages of l.OIK) employees went into effect at the Mount Clare, Md., repair snaps of the Bal timore and Ohio Railroad cumpauy. A gang of white laborer! near Camden. N. J., tried to Lynch James F. Young, colored, because ha took (be place of one of their number who was discharged. President Samuel Sloan, of the Dela ware, Lackawanna aud Western railroad, blames engineer David Hoffman, ot the South Orainie traiu, for tho Hackeusauk bridge uccident. WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES. Acting Secretary Curtis has disallowed the claim of Miss Phebe OoMlnJ. for M 000 salary as secretary of the lady board managers of tbo World's Fair cominissiou. Tho stilted net balance in the treasury stood: Gold, 171,490,0811 currency, fJO, 420,320. From thu currency balance must be substracted fri.Oiil.HM paid ou interest Six yeare for a president, aud in-eligible for re-eiectlou; three years for congri'-s men, and but ten years for supreme oourt justice, are features ol a bill introduced to the house. Dr. Edward O. Shakespeare, of Philadel pbia, has been appointed by President Cleveland one of the delegates to repre sent the I 'mied States at tho International Sanitary congress, which meets iu Paris, Jan. 24. Washington, Jan. 10 bill to repeal the ction laws was for- up in the senate to- y, alter the morning hour, and the debate was opeued in support of it by Mr. Palmer ( Dem., Ill ),a mem ber of the.committeo on privileges and eloctious, from which the bill was re ported. The bill has now become "un finished business," and will have prece dence of all other business (after the morning hour) until disposed of, or displaced by the vote of the senate. Earlier iu tho day tbo mossage from the president with the correspondence as to Hawaiian affairs was laid before the Beuate, giving to Mr. Hoar, (Rep. Mass.), au opportunity to oritiotse the position of the president iu extorting from tbe queen n promise of amnesty, and to draw 11 parallel between the president and the queen as to tho "reekless" disregard of each for tho constitution of thoir respective countries, Mr. uallingor, (Hop. IN. It.,) made a speech against any tariff changes un der the present administration. AMENPMKNTS TO WILSON HILL. The bouse worked smoothly aud met heroically to iay on nmeudm.'nts to the Wilsou bill, These were referred by tho chairmsn himself, und all wero agreed to except one providing that the wool clause should go into effect next August 1. A strong fight was made on this amendment, and it was still pending when Ihe homo took a recess at 5 30 Tho amendments ugreed to reduce tho tariff ou furs for hatter's use from "20 par cent, to 10 per cent, ad valorem; calf skius, patent and japau- ned leather, dressed upper leather, chamois and other skin from 20 to 15 per cent, all bydrographic charts wore placed on the free list. Tbe rate on condensed milk was changed from 0 per cent, ad valorem to 2 cents per pound. Chair csnes or reeds, wrought or manufactured from rattan or reeds, were takou from the free list and a tariff of 7 per cent, ad valorem iui posed. Arnold (Dem., Mo ) and McDenr- man (Dem., Teun.)ad Iretsed the house this ovening in support of tbe Wilson bill, hlis (Rep., Ore.) opposed the measure, TO RESTRICT IMMIilltATIOX, W. U Stone (Re)),, Pa. 1 introduced iu the house a bill providing that no lieu emigrant shall bo admitted to the United States unless be ahull exhibit to tho inspector of immigration upon 111s arrival in this country a cortihcat signed by the United States cousiil or other authorized representative ot the United States, setting forth that the emigrant do's not belong to the class of alien immigrants excluded from the United States and does uot come under contract, or agreement to perform la bor. The bill makes it the duty of United States consuls to inspect ull im migrants before starting for this coun try and to investigate their general character and to grant or withhold im migration certificates accordingly. - SALARIES WITHOUT ANY WORK. that the back door of tbo store had been forced open, undoubtedly by means of a chisel and punch, which were found lying on the floor near tbe door. A bunch of waste partly burned was also found, and the supposition is that it was thrown at the dog which was kept in the store, aud has uot been found since. BRISK BATTLE WITH ANARCHISTS. Eia-ht Persons Altoanther Were Killed and a Number Were Wounded. HOME, Jan. 10. A squadron of cav alry patrolling Massa Di Oarrarahad an encounter today with a band of an archists 500 etroug, who were appar ently engaged in destroying the fussoln bridge. The anarchists stood their ground until several or were killed wounded and then fled. I'hey were pursued by the cavalrv aud finally dispersed. Eight persons iltogether were killed and a number wero wound id. Among the wounded are several soldiers. Many arrests were made. AVERTED A HUG BY A PISTOL. Two Tramps Routed ' by a Plucky Eoboolmarm. Chkstur, Pa., Jan. 10. Two tramps to-day stopped Miss Margery White, principal of the Eddystone school, and -Miss Hannah lomlinsou, another teacher, when they wre returning to their homes here via tbe Pennsylvania, Wilmington nud Baltimore road. The knights of the highway at tempted to hug the youug ladies, but Miss White pulled a pistol from her Docket and the unwelcome lovers fled. BOWDEN PLAYS HIS LAST CARD. He Makes a Final Appeal in Behalf of Corbett and Mitchell, but to No Effect. J.LI Bowden. Jaiksonvile, Jan. 10 The Duval Athletic club has played its last card in the contest it bus waged with Gover nor Mitchell and has lost. The card con sisted of a persoual appeal by Mauager bowden to the gov ernor begging bim to cease his apposi tion and allow the club to pull off the Corbett-Mitcbell mill pnhjicly in Jncksouvillo. But the governor is ob durate and told Bowden that the fight should not take place 111 Jacksonville or 111 Florida if he could prevent it. At the conclusion of the interview n ither Bowden nor the governor was disposed to talk at leugth. When asked for a statement, Bowden replied: "You may say that the situation is un changed. My interview with the gov ernor has resulted in nothing. Tho light, however, will take place. I ad vise ull those who desire to witness it lo assemble in jHcksouville on or be fore Jan 24." When Governor Mitchell was naked tor a statement, he said: "I will uot iieiiist in my determination or in my efforts to stop the tight." Nothing is hft the club now but to make arrange ments for bringing Mitchell aud Cor bett together iu the woods.. From this on everything pertaining to the fight will b kept a close secret by tbe club, as only in that way can the gov ernor be prevented from interfering, oven though Corbett and Mitchell are brought together in tho woods. SEVERAL NOTEWORTHY DEATHS. FINLEY'S 510 AND 512 LACKA. AVENUE, 1 BLANKETS O close balance of stock before in ventory at following prices: 22 pair Swansdown, full QOp size, per pair v0), $2.75 $3.95 $3.75 $4.50 pairs, All-wool. 1 1 pairs Kleven Quar. ter All-wool at 9 pairs Eleven Quar ter Scarlet, at 12 prs. Natural Wool Eleven Ouarter, at About 15 pairs Fine Cali fornia Ulankets at heavy reductions from prices. 1 regular Small lot of choice de signs in Wrapper Klankets at $3.00 Elegant stock of Blankets. ine Crib nun Schuylkill County Commissioners Refuse to Qive Auditors the Books. Porrsvn.i.K, Jan. 10. The new board of couuty auditors elected last November met at the court house to day aud organized. After electiug a president, secretary and treasurer and solicitor they demanded the books of the county for 1803. The couuty commissioners refused to baud over the books, stating that under tbe law qro.iting tho new office of county controller, the books could be banded over only to Controller Sev ern, who la empowered to an lit them t his places the three audi tors in the position of being able to draw $500 a year each for the uext three years with out doing any work. INCOMEJT. X BILL CONSIDERED. About Two Thuds of the Original Mea sure Adopted by the Committee. WABHtnOTON, Jsu. 10. - The ways and means committee livid another meeting at the treasury tonight and considered the text of the income tax bill heretofore reported. About two thirds of the bill was adopted with a few minor changes, which iu no way affect the principle of the measure. The question of duty upon barley and barley malt was discussed nud an ad valorem rate was fixed upon the former, but will be hold up subject to a change until hurley malt is further oonsiderud. e Father -.m's Suoceseor. .1 Kits FY City, Jan. in. It is learned that Bishop Wigger has decided to appoint l ather iveny, assiHianr, to l ather ix'iiez, of St Mary's church, thlscltv, totUOceed Patbor Oorrigan s Mator of the church of St. Mary, Our hndy of tiri.ee, llobokou BOLD BURGLARY AT WYOMING. Fifty Dollars Worth of Shoes Stolen from Townend Hrns' Store. filiecial Itt Ml Scmnfofl Tn'hunv, Wyoming, Pa i J n 10. Some time during Saturday night the general store of Townend Bros, was entered by burglars and severnl piirs of shoes, valued ut i'i, wore stolen. Sunday moroiug it was discovered j east ami tiigkUy 00W Major William B, Negley, at Pittsburg. Ueorgo Poinds! ter Fauford, editor at Lansing, Mich. Kx-state Se'nator Oeorge 7t, Erwiu, of Potsdam, N. Y. 1 bi man Siegel, editor-in-chief, of the Milwaukee Abend Post, aged 53, At Saratoga, N. V., Thomas B. Carroll, au old-time Democrat aud ex-journalist, aged TN. (ieneral Nelson Taylor, ex -congressman and eoldter, at hishumo i'u South Norwalk, Conn., aged 73. Hubert H. Carter, 65 years old, tbo founder of daily journalism iu liurliugtou, at Hivertou, N. J. William I). Mount, a wealthy resident and well known peliticiau of Perth Aui Doy, N. J., at the ao of 70. At Auburn, N. Y., Nels.ni Beardsley, millionaire and oldest bauk president of tbe United States, aged SO. Nicholas Audre, ex-member of Pennsyl vania legislature; John Houck, Warwick township's oldest resident, aged 87, aud John (beting, aged UO, of Euiuus, Pa., all died of grip. Augustus U. Kiehey. 75 years old, of Treuton, N. J. Deceased was a director of the fiouiid Brook railroad, and out of the best known lawyers in the state. He was largely interested in icoal and mining industries in Pennsylvania, aud leaves au Shtate valued at tl,ix)0,000, OUR TRANS-ATLANTIC COUSINS. Drought has ruined tho corn crop in Argentina. Hoinb-throwcr Vinlliant will be executed Keb 5 if bis appeal is disuimsed. PfMOB proposes to convert her 4X per per cent, bonds iuto '& per cent. Fifty-ton guns will bo used on the new Hiighsh battleship, instead ot 07-tou monsters. Four bullets llred from his owu revolver ended the life of Julius Schulz, of New York, at a Berlin hotel. Belgium's kltnltteTlal crisis is over, Prime Minister Iteernaert having wou his point ou the sullraKe bill. Found guilty of libelling Caprivi, Maxi miltau Harden, the Bisuinrckiau editor of the Berlin Zukutist, was fined (115. Paris Figaro says the salon of Mrs. Ens- tis; wife of the American ambassador, will be the most brilliant ot the seasou. Coining direct from Galveston, the Brit ish steamer Riiisbury is the first cotton laden vessel to outer the Manchester ( Eng.; ship canal. Eighty young men. members of the Dm ladinu secret Bociety, whose founder .Mrvn, was recently assassinated, are on trial at Prague, sevonty-sevou for treason and three for lulling .Nlrvu. s WEATHER FORECAST. Wanhinutom, Jan. 10. Forecast ftr HVilMfsiuy: Fur rnstern Van- ttrwmfo. generally faf rftafne. nay, MvoablM oloiity and fftteai (ik'.s.(m llli)if, ICini.s shiltnu (o IHE GUTTA PERU RUBBER MTE Ctt'S FAMOUS Maltese Cross RUBBER BELTING AND HOSE, CHAS. A. SCHIEREft ft CO '3 PERFORATED ELECTRIC And Oak-tanned Leather Belling, H. A. Kingsbury AGENT 813 Spruce St., Scranton, Pa. Lew'iSiReitly & Davies Reliable Footwear. Feet of every description fitted at Lewis, Reilly & Davies. Will clone every evenlna nt li. 30 P.M. except Saturday. We Examine Eyes Free of charge. If a doctor is Deeded you are promptly told bo. We also guarantee n per foot lit. WATCHES at ( ( )s r for one week only, joiAjij 1 1 1. 1 UK, AKOADE JKW ELER, 215 WYOMING AVE.