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SCRATsTON, PA.f THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY IS, 1S!4.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
YOU Will KICK Y0UR8ELF IF 111 SHOULD
Offers Thirty Millions to Supply the Deticlt
la the Reserve.
BEAR THREE PER CENT. INTEREST
Proposals Will Be Received at the
Treasury Department, Office of the
Secretary, until Feb. I Proposals
Should State the Amount of Bonds
Desired, Whether Registered or
Coupon, and the Premium the Sub
scriber Proposes to Pay.
Washington, Jan, 17.
THE following is the text or tha
circular which Secretary Car
lisle ha just issued : "By vir
tue of tba authority contained
iu the act antitled, 'An act to provid
for the resumption of snecie pay
ments, ' upprovd Jan. 14, 1875, the
secretary of the treasury hereby otter
for public subscription an isuo of
lionda of th United State to tha
amount of W,000, 000, iu either regis
tered or coupon form, iu denomina
tions of iiO aud upward, redeemable
in coin at the pleasure of the uoveru
tnent after tan years from the date of
their issue, and baariuu interest, pay
able quarterly in coin, at the raw of 5
per cent, par annum.
''Proposals for the whole or any part
of these bonds will be received at the
treasury department, office of the sec
retary, until II o'clock noon, Feb. 1.
1894 Proposals should state the
amount of bonds d'sired, whether
registered or coupon, and the premium
which the subscriber proposas to pay,
the place where it is desired that the
bonds shall ba delivered and the office,
whether that of the treasurer of the
United States or an assistant trasursr
of the United States, where it will be
most convenient for the subscriber to
deposit the amount of his subscription.
Failure to specify tht above particulars
may cause the proposal to be rejected.
RESTRICTIONS AS TO BIDS.
"As soon as practicable, after Febru
ary 1, the allotment of bonds will be
made to tha highest bid lers therefor,
but no proposal will be considered at a
lower price than 1 17.')23, which is tba
equivalent of a 3 per cenc. bond at par.
and the right to reject any and all pro
posals is hereby expressly reserved. In
case the bids entitled to allotment ex
ceed the bonds to be issued, they will
be allotted pro rata.
'Notices of the date of delivery of
the bonds will be sent to the subscrib
ers to whom allotmouts are made, as
soon as practicable, and within tn
dava from the date of such notice, sub
scriptions must ba paid in United States
gold coin to the treasurer or such as
sistant treasurer of the United States
as the subscriber has designated, and
if not so paid the proposal may be re
jected. "The bonds will be dated Feb 1,
1894, and when payment is made there
for, as above, accru-d interest on both
principal and premium from Feb. 1 to
date of payment, at the rate of interest
realized to the suhsTibir on his in
vestment will be added. All proposals
should ba addressed tn the secretary of
the treasury, Washington, D. C, and
should be distinctl y marksd 'proposals
for aubscriptions to 5 per MDl bonds. ' "
SOME ACTION NECESSARY.
The action of Secretary Carlisle in
announcing a bond issuo was not gen
erally known even in treasury circles
when the department closed today.
Among officials who are cognizant of
his intention, the opinion was ex
pressed that he acted none too soon.
Treasury gold ia rapidly on the de
cline. The loss today was S3
000, and since the first of the month
the gold balance has declined
from $80 891.000 to 75.684 915,
with present indications that it fall
below $70,000,000 tomorrow. The bonds
are, of course, to be purchased for gold
ouly so the treasury gold will be built
np to tha extent of the bond issue.
This, howevar, it Is anticipated, may
only give temporary repef. (iold may
be paid into the treasury for bonds one
day and the very next the same gold
may be withdrawn by presnntinir legal
tender notes or coin cei tificates for re
demption. Tha affect of the bond issne, how
ever, will ba to give the treasury more
money whether gold or currency is im
material, and ease np government
finance at ltast for the present.
Nw York finnktrs Say Thura Is No
Doubt of Its Sucoes
New York, Jan. 18 The Washing
ton report that Secretory C-irlisle will
ifsne 0 per cent, bonds on a 8 per cent,
basis as soon as they can be prepared,
meets with almost general approval by
bankers here. There is no question
nbout the success of the loan, so bank
ers say, and the bonds can be floated
easily, either by popular subscription
or through syndicate.
STATE WOOL GROWERS PROTEST
Aaalmt tha Passage of Fraa Duty Sao
tlon of Wilson Bill.
Cannonpiiuro, Jun. 17 Two hun
dred wool growers from Washington
and Green conntiea, Pennsylvania, and
Harrison county, Ohio, the largast pro
ducing centres in America, represent
ing tha National Dolane Merino Sheep
Breeders oasociation, met in annual
convention this morning.
With one exception they protested
ngainst the passage of the Wilson
tariff bill. The one Democrat was
John B. McBride, who assarted free
wool meant higher wool
BROKE THROUGH THE ICE.
Six Men Naarljr Lost Tholr Uvea In Ef
fort to Save a Boy.
Albany, Jan. 17. De Witt Spring
aiein, 18 years old, was drowned in the
river here last night while skating. His
father, hia brother Arthur, Sergeant of
Police Lonergan, Patrolman Dunn and
two citizens, Edward Hurley and
Thomas Mulleney, went to his rescue
and the entire party broke through tho
Kor li.lt' nit tt.Aiit. tii. man mill hnvH
struggled iu the Wtr, A great crowd
aauiereu on the iiooK ana ine axeur
meut was intense. In their efforts to
climb uiion the ic thev made an open
space ot twenty yards square.
i him ii was if-. ".if l m an almost me
lesa condition, but will recover. The
rust were receded, with the exception
ot young BprinffSteln, whose body is
still uuder the ice.
BROTHERHOOD CHIEFS IN CONCLAVE.
Met the Oriovane Coramltt of Colum
bus, Hockiutf Valley aud Toledo.
COLOMBO, O , Jan. 17. F, P Sar
gent, president of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen; S. A Wilkinson ,
of tha Railway Trainmen' organizi
tion;P. M, Arthur, of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineer, and K.
E. Clark, of the Brotherhood of the
Conductors, came here tonight.
They met the grievance committee
of the employes of the Columbus,
Hocking aliey and Toledo Ksihvav
company, whose wages Monday were
cut 10 per cent They have to work
thirteeu hours now to make living
M'KANE PUT TO FLIGHT.
Fir Drove Rim Out With $250,000
Tucked Undsr Ula Arm
New York, Jan. 17 John Y. Mo
Kane was caught In a fire iu 38 Court
street, Brooklyn, last
night, and was partly
overcome by smoke.
The buildinit adjoins
his office, aud is oppo
lite City Hall. He
packed up and carried
out a package of e
curiti said to be
worth $250,000. The
society was rehars
iug in the burning
mourners maue an ex
it not on the programme. Adytum
lodge, Free and Accopteil Masons, also
adjourne 1 in a hurry. It took the fire
men an hour and a half to put out the
bli ze. and all the street car lines run
ning past there to the Bridge were
blocked. The building is owned by
Se th Low. It was damaged $20,000.
INSIST THE FIGHT WILL OCCUR.
Th Duval Club I Beady for Troop and
Jacksonville, Jan. 17. Tonight the
Duval Athletic club furnltbed the
Unted Press eorreirjondent with the
following: "Th- Duval Athletic clnb
make this their final and most positive
announcement, that the Corbett-Mitcli-Ml
cutest will taice place on Jan. 25,
1804. Reports have been sent out that
(iovernor Mitchell has ordered troops
to Jacksonville for the sole purpose of
suppressing the contest.
"Notwitustanding these reports the
club reiterates its past assertions and
for a week has been arranging for an
emercency of this kind. Should troops
be sent bore we will not sui.ject our
patrons to the slightest danger of any
kind. So thorough and complete are
our arrangement that should an
emergency of any kind arise on the
morning nf the 25th, we are prepared
to handle G.00O people with the great
HENRY HEIST WAS HANGED.
T.ie Murderer of Emanuel Monn Ex
outed Yesterday at Gettysburg.
GlTTYRBCRG, Jan. 17. Henry Heist
was hanged in the jail yard today, ami
died protesting his innocence. He
Dassed a quiet night and ate a good
breakfast, ,U. 11 04 a. m. the march
to the gallows began, the procession
moving down the corridor and out the
The scaffold was within a few feet
of the exist, and at 11.05 the prisoner
stood over the trap on the scaffold.
With him were the sl.eriff. Rv. Hugh
Gilchrist, of tho Presbyterian church,
and the district attorney. Heist said a
few words protesting hia innocence
and forgiving his enemies. His last,
words were: "I die an innocent man. "
LANCASTER'S DYNAMITE SCARE.
A Bomb Placed Against a Buil linsr and
Found by th Pol'o.
Lancaster, Jan. 17 A great senaa
tiou was caused here this morning by
the discovery of a dynamite bomb,
which had been place t against a four
story bnildlngnn Grant street, adjoin
ing the postofflce.
The bomb contained half a ponnd of
dynamite encased iu the lead pipe
carefully closed with nitro glycerine
caps and fuse. The latter had been
lighted, bnt for some reason had failed
to burn. There is no clue to the dyna
miters, whose object in trying to blow
np the building is unknown.
BRIEF FLASHES FROM THE WIRES.
Exhibitors' loss by the World's fair fire
will he only 5'),000.
Overflowing rivers In Washington and
Idaho are doing great damage.
A thousand yellow flngs tell the story of
Kansas City's epidemic of moasles.
Over 190,000,000 passenger were rnrried
by the Chicago City Railway company In
South Dakota's governor pnt on the su
preme beuch H. (1. Fuller, a native of Now
Thomas HigKlns has been sentenced nt
Chicago to be hanged March 'A for mur
dering Peter McCoey.
To pay tho debt on Talmag.i's Brooklyn
taheruncle a 10-cent admission fee for
strangera Is proposed.
By the bursting of a Big Four freight
engine at Winchester, Ind., Fireman
Rankin was scalded to death.
Overpowering Watchman Day at Hchultz
& Co. 'a factory, in Ziuesville, O., three
masked men made a (4,(1110 haul.
As the result of her run from Honolulu,
tho revnnuu cutter Corwln will have to bu
laid up for repairs at Sau Francisco.
Finding Frank Holland In his wife's
room, Captain Uilinnr, of Ureemboro, N.
C, shot and wounded him, nnd will got a
After three years' silence. Rev Benjamin
Baldwin, a Methodist clergyman,, confesses
to killing William Henshaw, of Richmoud,
iud., his rival iu love.
The big English locomotive Tolornan,
now at Milwaukee, is a failure. When
ever anv errru hauling is reqnired, hor
boiler cannot furnish enough steam to
operato tho four cylinders.
Cutting Remarks iu the Seuate About the
Federal Election Laws,
DEMOCRATIC UNION IS SECURED
Free Wool Clause of the Wilson Bill
to Take Effect at the Same Timo as
the Other Provisions of the Act.
Surprise at the Result of the Vote
Which Indicates That Some Demo
crates Fear the Hostility of Their
Constituents Who Arc Engaged in
Washington. Jan. 17.
H FTER the presentation of the
lA usual number of remonstrances
m aaiust tho Wilson tariff bill, in
Oil the senate this iiiorniuir the reso
lution offered yesterday by Mr. Call,
Florida, for an examination into the
condition of the civil service of the
Uuited States and as to the expediency
of it retrenchment or its increase,
was laid before the seuate, nnd Mr
Berty, Arkansas, expressed hia hostil
ity to any further exteusion of the
Itrvlce, characterizing the whole as a
great humbug. Ho was told by Mr.
Call that the resolution had nothing
whatever to do with party politic. It
was simply on. the question of appor
tionmeut of civil employes among the
states in proportion to population.
The resolution was debated by a
number of senators until the morning
expired at 2 p.m. The resolution wont
over without action, aud the bouse bill
to repeal the federal election laws was
taken up as the unfinished business.
Mr. Chandler, New Hampshire, offered
an amendment a an additional sectiou,
giving congress the right to appoint a
watcher at the poll In each precinct,
aud argued in favor of it.
NO FEDERAL Sl'PliRVlSION,
Mr. Gorman, Maryland, declared the
t anion of the Democratic side to be
that there should be no federal super
vision of elections whatever. If the
people and the laws of the state are not
competent to do it, then popular gov
ernment is a failure, he said.
Mr. Hoar, Massacbusetta. sugcrosted
the query, 'What right the United
States had, at all, in the selection of
members of congress, intimating that
th constitution gave control in that
matter to congress. "
In response to Mr. (fray's question
as to when 'a final vote on this bill
could be taken, Mr. C'uindler said he
was nnwilliug to go on with the de
bate in the absence of the senior sena
tor from New York, the cause of
whose absence the Democrats prob
ably knew. When he returned, Mr.
Chandler sail, he would proceed with
the debate and let it cuius to a vote at
the earliest possible moment,
Mr. Frye, of Maine, said it was hard
to debate the question when there was
no affirmation to which to reply. The
southern men had introduced the pend
ing bill in the house, and they brought
in the northern men as their allies.
Mr. Frye said he would like to hoar
soinathiniraaid by these southern men.
The Democratic party was torn and
divided on all other qivstions, but it
was noticaable that when a proposition
comes up to open the ballot boi to
frauds, the Democratic party arrays
itself in a solid body, of one mind and
enthnsinstic to tho point of absolute
silence. He was not certain bnt that
this bilt had heen brought forward for
the purpose of uniting tho Democratic
IMPORTANT HOUSE ACTION,
Very important action was taken in
the house today, or rather in commit
tee of tho whole, on th free wool
clause of the Wilson tariff bill. An
amendment had ben offered by Mr.
Wilson himself that that clause should
notgointo effect until the first of Au
gust. 1894, Mr Payne. New York,
moved to make the data Oct. 1,
1898, and Mr. BoWCiy, California,
moved to make it 81st December. 1898
But Mr. Johnson, Ohio, came in at a
substitute making clause take effect at
the same time a tho bill itself shall
take effect, and t his substitute was car
ried by a vote of 112 to 103. The pro
ceeding were further enlivened by a
discussion In which Messrs. Cockran,
(Dun., N. Y.)and WalkerlHep., Mass.)
took leading parte, and iu which other
members participated. An amandment
offered by Mr. Burrows (Rep., Mich ,)
to substitute the wool Bection of the
McKtnley act for that reported in the
Wilson bill wa discussed during the
remainder of the day 'a session, no con
clusion having been reached on it when
the roenss was taken at 5 80.
COMMITTEE'S FIRST SETBACK.
The vote by which the free wool
clause wa passed was about evenly di
vided botween the Democrats and Re
publicans. It was the first setback the
committee baa recived. The commit
tee amendment fixed Aug. 1 as the date
when the free wool clause should
beconio operative The snbstitute
submitted by Mr. Johnson, of Uhio,
made wool free from the data of
the signing of the bill. All the Demo
cratic matubors of the ways nnd meana
committee, incluling Mr. Bryan, of
Nebraska, who is a practical free
trader, opposed tho substitute. DoWitt
Warner, of New York, who is also a
free trader, was another Democrat who
stood with the committee. Mr. Warner
subsequently said that th adoption of
the substitute would temporarily para
lyc the woolen trade, in that it left
tho date indefinite when wool shall
come in free. It was noticed, too, that
the Republican in under who repre
sent districts iu whicu woolen manu
factories, are local" I. opposed the sub
stitute. Other Republicans who voted
in the affirmative defended their action
on the ground that tho committee's
amendment gave no substantial relief
to the farmer.
Affilcultural Sootety'a Offlosr.
HaJUUIBUru. .lau. 17. These offlcors of
the State Agricultural society were elected
at the annual meeting this ufturnouu:
President, .Mm McDowell; vlco president,
J. C. Thornton,
STEVENS I SUSTAINED.
Lleuttnant Swlnburn Teti'le on the
Washington, Jan, 17, Lieutenant
Commander Swinburne of the Boston
was the only witness before the senate
ub-coinnnttee investigating the Ha
waiian question this morning. He is
the officer who had active command of
the Auierioau troops on shore in Hono
lulu at tho timo of the rovolutiou one
In the main, however, bis testimony
corroborated tbe statements of Minis
ter Stevens and the officers of the pro
M'AULIFFE THE WINNER.
Ha li -at . Jim Ryur., Au.trallan Middle
weight, In Six Rounds.
San Francisco, Jan, 17. Jack Mc
Auliffe, champion ligh. weight of the
world, last night boated Jim Ryan,
who claims to bo tho champion middle
weight of Australia, in six rounds at
the Ifrand opera house.
McAulitfe was clearly out of condi
tion, being very fat, but nevertheless
he was able to bit Ryan as often as he
pleased. Ryan did little leading The
general impro.-sion is that he was able
to make a butter showing if ho had
RELIEVED ON A TECHNICALITY.
In Favor of Defaulting Supreme Trea
surer of the Catholic Knight.
Chattanooua, Jan 17. In tbe cir
cuit court toilay the Indictment for
embezzlement against M. J O'Brien,
defaulting inprHiuo treasurer of tha
Catholic Knights of America, was
abated on tho ground that the organi
zation had never tiled its charter in
this state as required by law.
An appeal waa taken by the state to
the supreme court. This ruling re
lieves O'Brien of local criminal prose
cution. M'CREARY'S PROMINENCE.
Kentucky's Late Govrnor I Now Chair
man of Foreign ArTtlra Committee.
WASHINGTON Jan. 17. Jamil B.
McCreary, of Kentucky, chairman of
tbe house foreign affairs committee, is
by his position likely to become a
prominent figure in current news re
garding the Hawaiian
imbroglio. James B.
McCreary was born
in Madison county,
Ky., In 1888, and
grail nated at the ago
of 18 at Center col
lege. He began the
pmctice of law in
war bo served in the
Confederate, army. In
ISrtS he waa elected a
delegate to the na
in Now York, and
afterward served throe terms in the
stnt house of representatives. From
1875 to 1S79 he waa governor of Ken
tucky. He was elected to the Forty
ninth congress as a Democrat, wbero
he has been a proniiuunt figure to the
BENEATH TONS OF ROCK ANO COAL.
Premature Colliery Explosion Kills One
and iDjurea Another Mlnar.
BhaMOKIN, Pa., Jan. 17. By the
premature explosion of it blast at En
terpriso colliery, John Hiuskie was
hurled into eternity and another miner
injured. Brnakie bad placed a shot in
on of tho gangways, und after waiting
a reasonable length of time for the
charge to explode, returned lo the main
A slight breeze fanned a flame iuto
the fuse and a terrific explosion occur
red, burying Bruskio beneath Sc-voral
tons ot rock and coal.
LIGHT SENTENCE FOR FALSIFYING
Result of a Petition Mad for the Ac
cused Pleading Guilty.
Edk.nsbcrii, Pa., Jan. 17 --Edwin II.
Jackson, who pleaded guilty to falsi
fying the books of the Cambria Iron
company, has been senteucod to six
month's in j ill nnd to pay n tine of $100
The comparative lightness of the sen
tence waa the result of a petition pre
seuted to tho court by ennusd for both
sides and by many prominent citizens
of Johnstown requesting that he beuot
FOR GIVING THE ARMY SUPPLIES.
Th Heir or a Revolutionary Patriot
Claim Four Million Dcllar.
Reaiuno, Jan. 17 Colonel Nicholas
Lotse, of tnisity, furnished supplies
to Washington's army at Valley Fori:.
Ilia heirs held a meeting hero today.
They claim that he has never been paid
iu full and will soon present a claim to
congress for nearly $4,000,000.
About forty interested persons wore
preseut. The necessary funda were
subscribed to push the claim,
IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH.
Mrs. Oeorge llesenn, an agod womtn of
Llttlestowu, Adnma county, was foutid
dead in heal
Domestic cares drove Mrs. Ellen Voslier
insane, and sho was found nudo in the
atreets iu Lancaster.
Nun ' "" physicians wero nppujutod by
tho poor directors to attend the poor pa
tlonts io Schuylkill county.
Burglars got a largo quantity of plunder
In Wolf Brothers' Store und tho postolllce
at Mount Wolf, York county.
Mrs. David Eohr was injured by a de
fective board walk to i'liilhpsourg aud re
covered tlHUU from tho borotigli.
John W. Wetzel, just elected president
of tbe Merchants' National bank, at Car
lisle, is said to bo tha youngest bank pres
ident in the state.
Sli children in the vicinity of Tremont
bavo died within a few dnya of scnrlet
fover.aud a quarantino will be established
by tho in-aii n hoard.
JOTTINGS OF WASHINGTON NEWS.
Manchester, Eng., has been officially do
clarud a port ot entry.
It Is aaid that ox-Uovoruor Proctor
Knott,of Kentucky,Uecliued the Hawaiian
inistiuu (before it was teudarad to Willis)
because ho didn't like tha instructions.
It Is reported that ex-Clerk of tho Houo
Mcl'herson will be the Hepubllcau candi
date for congresa in tho Nineteenth IVuu
sylvsuia district, now roprcsentod by Mr.
II THE MIGHTS
Secret Circular to Be Issued to Members at
Large Ironi Pittsburg.
VIGILANT FRIENDS OF EX-MASTER
We Appeal, They Say, to Honest Hank
and File of Our Noble Order to Se
lect Only True Knights of Labor,
Men Who Will Not Inflict Upon the
Order Dishonorable Officers.
Philadelphia, Jan. n.
THE fight between the Powderly
and intl -Powderly fuctiou of
the Knights of Labor iu the re
cant genoral assembly of tho
ordor bold in this city is bearing fruit.
A secret circular signed by eighteen
delegate to tho assembly will tomor
row be issued to mmtere at large from
Pittsburg. Tho circular states that
General Secretary Treasurer Hayes aud
his assistants had, either from deeign
or want of nhilii y, so k pt tho minutes
of tho assembly tnat the official record
gives no intelligible idea of what wa
After referring to the charge of
Secretary-treaaurer Bayei that Pow
derly, A. W. Writrlit and John Devlin,
of the executive buurd. hud diverted
charity funds of the order, th circu
lar goes on to state that the investiga
tion which consumed five days showed
that the chaiKes ware false. It is de
clared that section 20i of the constitu
tiou provides that members making
charges, on failing to prove them
should bo rxpelled.
PLAIN WORDS BPOKBN.
The circular gives ex-Uensral Master
Workman Powderly'a statement ten
dering bis resignation, the substance of
which was punlishcd at the time, ami
alter charging the supporters of Hayes
with hypocrisy in condemning
other member of the old board
and not extending their charges
to T. B. McOnire, the only metn
her re-eleete I, the circular concludes:
'Ve consider it our duty to lay the
foreuoing statement befor the order so
that tho rank aud file may be placed in
possession of tho facts necessary to en
able them to judge whether they, as
Knights of Latior und honest men, can
approve of tho doings of tho caucus
ridden seventeenth -sessiou of th gen
"Wa appeal to the honest rank and
file of our noble ordor, when it becomes
tbeir duly to choone representative
lor the eighteenth session to b") careful
to select only true nights of labor, men
who will not inliict upon tbe order the
disgrace of electing, as one of its chief
executive officers, a man convicted and
confessedly guilty of an offense repro
bated by all Honest and decent men
and which the laws of the order de
clare shail be punished by expulsion. "
THEY MUST WOKK OR GET OUT.
Chicago Will Enforce the Vagrant law
Airainst th Beggars.
CHICAGO, Jan. 17 - Every man who
applird at the police stations last night
for lodging was given a ticket on the
central relief comiuitte. l itis morn
ing he will be takeii to the committee
and asked to work, If he refuses he
will be asked to leave town. ( be re
fuses to leave he will b driven out by
Such is Mayor Hopkins' plan of rid
ding the city of the numerous tramps
who beg shelter and food, but who are
not willing to work for them The
mayor had a OOtlfSMUOe with Corpora
tion Counsel Rubens, Chief of Police
Brennan and Chairman Harvey ot the
central relief committee yesterday, and
this plan was agreed upon.
KEPT PART OF THE COLLECTIONS.
He Failed to Make Riatitution aud I
New an Emb-zzler.
Potts vili.k, Jan. 17. Some weeks
avo the borough council investigated
th accounts of Councilman William
B TowBsend, chairmen of the eon
structiiiii committee, and found he hail
not turned in all the money alleged to
have been collected by him.
lie was given until last evening to
in ike restitution and resign its a in i ru
ber of councils. This he has'failed to
do, and now the borougil solicitor has
been instructed to bring suit against
him for embezzlement.
BARNS AND CONTENTS BURNED,
Fiftttn Thouand Pound of Stocking
Wast Perish lu Oils of Them.
NdiinisTowN, Pa, Jan. 17 Fire
which aturtud in tho large barn of John
J. lusy about 7 :I0 o'clock this evening
quickly spread to the bums of Paul
Daring and Hrvm: Doyle, adjoining on
Peon alley. At t) o'clock tn fire wiib
still burning fiercely.
There were 18,000 pounds of stocking
waste in Diring's barn. Tie origin of
tbe lire is not known. The livestock
was aaved. The loss ia estimated at
SHOOTING WAS DECLARED JUST.
Because the Man H Shot Wa Guilty
of Scandnlou Conduct.
Nkw BbOOKFIEU), Jan. 17. James
W. Shull, a lawyer, was olaced on
trial today for shooting and wounding
District Attorney Baker, on Dec. II last,
for Biker's alleged undue iutimacy
wiib bin wife.
The judge divested the trial of any
sensational or scandalous disclosures
by ruling that evidence pertaining ouly
to the actual shooting should be heard,
The jury returned a verdict acquitting
TRAIN WRECK IN VERMONT.
Engineer Mint Biakeman Killed, and
Four Trainman Badly Injured.
SllAl'TKiiiRY, Vt.. Jan. 17. Tho pas
senger train leaving Troy, N. Y., at
7.20 a, in., collided with the south
bound wrecklng'irain between Shafts
bury aud South Shaftsbnry, Vt., on
the Bennington nnd Rutland railroad
yesterday. The wrecking train was
becking up at the ruto ot thirty-five
miles an hour, but the passenger train
had cume tn a standstill.
Engiueer William Smith and Brake
man E J. Mathten.of Bennington, died
from the the effects of their injuries
tonight. Harry Benson, of West Troy,
express muasanger of the north bound
train, had two ribs broken. Four
trainmen wore Sertoaely injured and
Baggagomaater Brneet Whitney was
bruised about tho head.
GREAT TUMBLE IN EGGS.
Market Flnodod aad Prices Go Down
with a Bump.
Nitw York, Jan. 17 Over at the
Mercantile exchange, where the pro
duce OOininlation men congregate daily
and sell 3,000 to 5,000 case of eggs to
the uptown groevrs, there has been un
usual excitement iu tho egg market
and all owing to a very sudden drop in
in two weeks tbe market has de
clined from 28 ceuts to 17 cnts per
dozen, and at the prosed t rate grocers
will undoubtedly have to reduce their
selling prico io meet the decline. On
account of the unusually warm weather
the hens beliovo spring has opened in
eameat and thoy huve, therefore,
turned in and begun "settiug.'' Result,
market lloodud with eggs.
LEAGUE OF AMERICAN WHEELMEN.
Thomas F. Sheridan Will Probably Be
Elect' d tbe N-xi Pretldent.
CHICAGO, Jan. 17. Thomas F. Sher
iduii, ot this city, will probably be pres
ident of the League
of American Wheel
men. Mr. Sheridan
has served two
terms as first vice
president of the
league. He wus
formerly a resident
Springfield, ill., and
for several years di
rected th affairs of
his division. He is
an enthusiastic re
former on th line
of good roads, and
was frequently Iho recipient of compli
ments from the lute Mayor Harrison,
who never lo?t an opportunity to aid
Tho vice president, in bis capacity of
member of the executive board of the
league. has been careful of the finauces,
being looked upon as rather a balance
wheel iu the administration. He has
been mentioned frequently as a likely
candidate for prumotiou. The nation
al assembly, at which the officers for
1SU4 will be elected, wille be held at
Louisville, Ky.,Feb, 2".
MAY NOT ENCAMP AT GETTYSBURG.
National Guard Authorities Doubt the
Availability of th Ground.
HaRBISBUBG, Jan. 17 After their
visit to tbe Gettysburg battlrfidd yes
tcrday the National guard authorities
are in doubt a to the availability of
the site for the summer eucampuiont
of the entire division.
The water supply is limited and the
ground that was being considered for
the encampment has boeu partially
ploughed, so it is a question whether
ihere would be sufficient stiace for sn
many men. After a survey has been 1
mauo a decision will he reached.
THAT HARVARD-VILE DEBATE.
Great Audience Aesured, Including
Whale Section of Girl Collgiane
Cambridge, Jan. it Colonel Thos.
Weutworth Htgginson has consented
to preside at the Harvard-Yale debate
in Sanders' theater Friday uight.
Every seat in the theater is now sold
and there is every indication that this
will be the largest debate ever held by
the two universities. There are largo
sections reserved on the Hour for dele
gation! from Radcliff, Wellesley and
Smith colleges. They will all Bend
CHANLEK'S EXPEDITION SAFE.
The African Explorer and Eighteen Fol
lowers at Dniacho.
ZANZIBAR, Jan 17. Newt has reach
ed here that eighty porters that went
out with W. Astor Cbanler's expedi
tion to Mount Kenia have deserted.
( 'hauler is now at Dniacho with
eighteen followers and all are reported
GROUP Of NOTABLE DEATHS.
At New York, J. F, Uouuelly, tho thea
Mis. Lnrinda Browning, of Augusta, Qe,
who wh in"i yean old last Chris Unas,
Kev. If Li. Haker, pastor ot I'nion Square
Uothodist church, Baltimore, agedM,
Kev. Dr. J, S Vei7., a well known Ko
formed Church clergyman, at York, Pa.
At New York, Livingston IPimarsley,
the noted tiirfmnii, who had owued sever
al fast horses,
William BL Hopping, a veteran of the
lato war ami writtor of poetry, at his
home iu Hammonton, N. J.
John Finney, bond of tho Latnbertvllle
Spoko Manufacturing company, at his
home ill l.ainbei tvillo, N. J.
At Philadelphia Ann Kolcher at the ripo
old age of I (is years hik! fi mouths, the
oldest inhnhitiiut of West Philadelphia.
At Baltimore) M i . GtaorgS W. Skinner,
agod 75, senior member of the wealthv
fbm of William Skinner & Sons, ship
builders. General Nelson Taylor, at fionth Nor
walk. Conn., a lawyer who had served iu
two wars and had repr, -seated tho Fifth
New Y'ork district in congress,
GLIMPSES AT FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
The kaiser's speech detailing a 14,700,000
dellcit was received iu Silence
War iu Enron is more remote than
over, according to ex-l'reniler L)i lludini,
Tho ltritUh admiralty has ordered nn
otber l.,0U0-tou watship of tho Maguiu
OBtboliCS in convention at Budapest de
manded the repeal of tho new Austrian
education and civil marriage Inws.
S"-en dead will be tho not result of the
trial trip of Franco's torpedo boat Sur
assin, which ended iu tho boiler exploding.
French deputies passed tho bond con
version schema rejecting aftor warm de
bate Socialist piuposltiong to relieve tbo
Wasiiinhto. Jan. IT, Forecast
for Tkwtdatu to sastsni ftot
sylvaata, fair, wewftMr, seHAeaei
510 AND 512
TO close balance of
stock before in
ventory at following
22 pair Swansdown,full QOn
size, per pair vOli
13 pairs, All-wool $2.75
11 pairs Eleven Quar. 00
ter All-wool at tyO.VV
9 pairs Eleven Ouar- 00 Hf.
ter Scarlet, at. $0.10
12 prs. Natural Wool RA
Eleven Ouarter, at V'
About pairs Tine Cali
for nia Ulankets at heavy
reductions from regular
Small lot of choice de
signs in Wrapper ff0 AA
Blankets at J0. UU
Elegant stock of l ine Crib
IHE BUTT1 PERU 4 RUBBER ITS Cl'S
RUBBER BELTING AND HOSIi
CHAS. A. 8CHIEREN ft CO '3
And Oak-tanned Leather Beltiug,
H. A. Kingsbury
Si 3 Spruce St., Scrutoi Pa.
Lewis.Reiily & Davies
Feet of every d-'scription fitted at
Lewis, Reilly & Davies.
Will clou iwy fcvtntaf at 6.S0 H.Me
We Examine Eyes
Fur of charge. If a doctor la
Deeded yon are promptly told
bo. W also guarantee a per
AT COST for one week only.
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215 WYOMING AVE.