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1 A MIRACLE
Runaway Team Plunges Into River Willi Car
riage and Occupants.
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER SAVED
And'the Cause of the Thrilling nci
dent, a Little Pug Dor, SUtf Se
renely on Kis Cushioned Perch and
Views the Spectacle with Scarcely a
Shiver Unpleasant Ending of a
Pleasantly Planned Afternoon Excursion.
Special to the Scrtrotpa Tribune.
BoNESDAtE, Jan. 22
RS. EUGENE COBTRIGHT
had her lutlo daughter Lawh
ami her molhtr oat riding
nbonl ! 30 p. in. today, driving
Lit tavorite sorrel anil n usw i;ray
horse. Little pus: dojr' Towner trotted
serenely aloog uuder tbe single seat,
open spring wagou, and wis followed
by a nutnln-r of iloifH, both large and
small, that had gathered from various
O.i Wett r.tiwt, near the corner of
Fitteeuth, Mrs. Cortright itoppsd and
took her dojr in the wagon, at the same
time asking a bystander to drive the
ether doffl back, but sis she started the
dos followed. Two or three of. the
lrer dosjs sprang :.t the horses' bead,
The sorrel bone jumped ami kicked.
Mrs. Cortriuht used Her whip on the
doK but they repeated their antics.
This time the frightened sorrel
plnoged, and the team got bernnd the
eontrol of lirs. Cortright She was
tbOWU out, drugged a ionjr distance,
the wheel paued over her urm and she
was forced to relax her hold on tbe
STRAIGHT rOB THE RIVER.
W. A. Gaylord livei at the corner of
Main and Sixteenth street. Hit dialog
room window fact's Sixteenth street.
He was sitting in tbe window writing
when he heard a woman scr.-atn. Look
ing ont he saw a maddened team of
horses dashiug past. Mr. Gaylord,
when interviewed by a Tkidi nk re
porter said ; "I have seen many runa
ways, bnt 1 have never seen snch a
light as that before. Both horses were
layingright down to itsts if they wanted
to see which could beat. They fairly
flew. In the wagon was Mrs. C. A.
Cortright, clasping her little grand
daughter tight in her urms. Her bon
net was flying. She was moaning
alond. I had my slippers on, but I
knew w'nete the team was going just as
well as I do now." At the terminus of
Sixteenth street, one block from Main,
flows th Dyberry river.
Mr. Gaylord said: "I knew they
would jntsip into the river and ooleil
some one wai there they would drown.
I grabbed ray shoes and in an instant
was running to the rivtr."
Charles Irwin lives at the end of Six
teenth street. He too wag in the din
ing room. When he saw the horses dash
by he ran to tbe door. A stone wall ten
or twelve feet fronts, the bank of the
river at this place and it used for a
place to pump water .from by tbe fire
departmeut in case of a lire. Going at
their made pace the team never stopped
but cleared the wall aud landed in the
center of the stream at least fifteen
feet from the shore. The water was
about four feet deep. Mrs. Cortright
and the baby were tin-own ont.
RESCUED JUST IN TIME.
Irwin jumped into the river and wa3
goon followed by Gaylord. Mrs. Cort
right was lying on her back, still
clusping the child to her bosom. Doth
were under water. Mr. Irwin raised
her up out of the water and Mr. Gay
lord took the child from her grasp and
handed it up to the worn 'u on th
bank. Th child was nearly exhanste 1
and gasped for breath, being nearly
drowned. Mrs, Cortright was com
pletely exhausted. By this time J. W.
Ridd, a butcher from Girdland, hal
appeared and jumped into the water.
Andrew Hansom, a carpenter, and
"Bob," an all around negr: employed
by Richard Brown in building a cot
tage near by, were in the water by this
time looking after tbe horses.
Mrs. Cortright was lifted from the
water and with the child wiire takon
into tbe Lome of Joe Manner, where
warm clothing was given them.
TOWnB KEEPS Ills THRONE.
When the tam jumped into the
river the sorrel horse was thrown on
its side, one foot caught in the harness
and it floundered about with only its
nose out of water, the gray horse
dragging it down stream Shivering
on the Beat of the wagon sat dog Tow
per, the cause of all the misohief. The
horucs were finally righted by the men.
A little incident occurred here that is
worth noticing. When the horses
were set on their feet and were safe
the sorrel whinn"rt, Towsr leaped into
the water and swain to the horse.
Mrs. C.A. Cortright roceived an ugly
cut over her eye, but it is not danger
ous. Mrs. Eugene Cortright was com
pletely covered with mud, bnt is appa
rently unharmed. Little Laura was
not bruised in any way, The horses
were unharmed and the wagon dam
aged bnt little.
Mr. Gaylord and others who saw the
terrible accident say that their escape
was miraculons, as another minute
more la the water would have surely
ended in drowning, No less remarka
ble was tbe escape from injury from
tbe runaway team.
VOORHEES ISSUES HIS REPLY.
Foioe of Hen Will B- Decreased, Rather
Philadelphia, Jan. 22 A circular
Issued by General Manager Voorhees,
of the Ltbigh Valley railroad to super
intendents and heads of departments
on Jan. 15, was wiMe public today
The circular is in reference to the al
leged discrimination of the company
against brotherhood men In employing
train hands. After stating that the
company had lived to the letter and
spirit of its agreement with its em
ployes, the circular says:
''We find on eximibing our rolls,
that there are today in the employ of
-..omn;at the Sime time the gen
eral business of the company is unusu
ally depressed. It is not at all prob.
able that wo shall nped any additional
forco. Indeed, the probability is that
our present force, will of necessity be
considerably decreased in the near fu
ture. As vacancies oc;ur in any grade
of the service, promotions will be made
from those next in order in point of
NO INCREASE OF PENSIONS.
Senati Coasmittes '. -iuses to Hscom
moud Sanator Qallinuer's EM.
Washington, Jan. 22 The senate
committed on pensions today made an
adverse report on the bill introduced
by Mr. Uallinger (liep., N. H.) provid
ing for an increase, to the extent of
$100 a month of all pensions granted
lor the loss of both eyes.
The report says that the number of
men so ulllicteJ is greater than was at
first supposed, and that inasmuch us
those who have lost both arms or both
legs are also clamoiing for similar
recognition, and the condition of the
treasury crippled, this increase of pn
eious is inadvisable.
PUGILISTS ARE UNDECIDED.
Both Say They Want to Fight, but the
Outlook Is Not Filled
Jacksonville. Jan. 22 Referee
Kelly has carried tbe day in regard to
the conversion of that $80,000 check
into a 120,000 purs' of nciual money.
He returned from a conference with
Mitchell at 0 :IU this evening, and llB
mediately went to the Duval clnb
rooms by appointment. Mit
chell had delegated his authority
in tbe matter to Kelly and Corbett
had done the same, so be was at. liberty
to do as he liked, and decided finally to
demand the cash. Alb it!) all the in. in
brrs were present and after an hour's
secret mission it was announced that
by a unanimous vote the club had
agreed to remove the restrictions on the
check and allow tho referee to cash it
Until the meeting to decide abont the
$20,000 nothing was done hero today to
advance the prospects of the fijht, and
all appearances and indications were
unfavorable to the hopes of the congre
galed sports There has been a renew
al of talk of procuring an injunction
which would prevent the interference
with the fighters by the sheriff. But
this wonid not secure immunity if the
governor should declare martial law.
At the headquarters of the fuhtera
affairs were no brighter. Corbott said
today that he had heard nothing
but bad news for a week. He
wss not only willingly, but seem
ingly anxious to abandon any hope
of the fight through the exertions or
the Duval club, and with a small party
bf friends have the fight in the woous
for the posted stakes and tho side bet.
At Mitchell's headquarters the same
feelings were expressed. At the latter
place the Duval club came in for an as
tonishing uiuount of vigorous condem
nation. .The politest name Mitchell
called the club membort was "ajlot of
Mitchell's sore ankle has completely
reeovered and is not oven bandaged.
He did twelve miles of road work and
walked aud ran without a particle of
lameness He expresjed himself tired
of the Duval club's methods and said
ha would agree willinglv to fiht in
private for the stakes and the side bets,
reliquiihing the club purse.
Referee Kelly said this evening that
be would submit these propositions to
tin two men: If the decision is a
draw, or the fight stopped for any
reason except interference by the
authorities after the men have en
tered the ring tli purse shall be
equally divided. If the autnorities
stop the fight after the men have been
in the ring a few rounds, the referee
shall decide on the merits displayed,
and award 'the whole purse to the better
man. Kelly informally made this
proposition to Mitchell today, and the
Englishman expressed his satisfaction
Ex Champion Sullivan Will Sea Fight
and Challenge the Winner.
HaJMHBUBO, Pa., Jan. 22 John L.
Sullivan, the ex-chiinipiou pugilist, ap
pearod in the opera house here tonight
in his play "The Man from Boston."
After the performance the ex-champion
said lie would leave tomorrow for
Jacksonville. Fla., to witness the fight
on Thursday between Corbett and
Mitchnll. He says ho will challenge
CARLISLE'S BONO ISSUE IS LEGAL.
That Is the Opinion of All of New York
New York. Jan. 22 The question
of tbe legality of Secretary Carlisle's
issue of if 50, 000 000 of 5pr cent, bonds
to restore the surplus in thetrsasnry is
considered by (iiimiei il men as th"
most important question now before
ponntrv for immediate settlement, not
even excepting the tariff bill.
Nearly evsry banker and bank presi
dent in this city brieves that tho bond
issue is fully su'tainnd by the acts of
1871, 1875 and 1873. all of which have
u bearing on the isr-ue.
IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH.
One thousand men employed in the Le
high Valley shops nt Hazletou were put on
four days work per week.
Mt. Orotna and Lewiston are both being
considered in connection with the next
division encampment of the national guard.
Gettysburg may uot bo selected.
William Kahl, of Lewisbqrg, began to
sharpen a saw. He bad hardly begun
when the emery whed burst, striking him
over the heart aud killing hi in Instantly.
The joint convention of rlvnr and rail
road niiuers in session :t i'ittsburg for tho
purpo-e of adjusting the wgo scale for
the Pittsburg district failed to reach an
The state board of health recommends
that herds be inspected by competent, vot
eilnara at regular intorvals of two or thine
months in order that dairy products may
be uf the highest excellency
A monthly mooting of the board of par
dons will be held toduy. There uro six
new cases on tue itit, and the case of
Charles Ha'yards. the Carli'l murderer,
will ulsocosue up for a re-hvaringl
FULL TEXT OF
Finally Reported to (fit Full House Commit
tee and Made Public.
VAIN EFFORTS TO CAUSE DELAY
Quorum Was Obtained Just in Time
to Defeat Cockran Incomes Above
Four Thousand Dollars Are Taxed.
The Classes of Incomes Exempted
Are Comparatively Insignificant and
the Tax on Spirits Is Raised.
Washington, Jan. 22.
THE internal revenue bill, includ
ing the income tax, was sub
mitted to the full ways aud
means committee this morning
aud then made public.
Representative Cockran endeavored
to seenre delay. H- raited the point of
no quorum The Republicans of the
committee di I not. vote. Coekran and
Stevens nlso refrained from voting.
The other Democrats voted to make
the quorum, but they uumb.'red only
eight, one short of the necessary
qn n um. A hurried search was m ido
for Representative Bryan, who hap
pened to be absent. He came in, and
this gave tlia necessary nine to do bus
iness. cockhan's amendment.
Mr. Cookran offered an amendment
to the first section of the bill, but pend
ing the consideration of It the commit
tee took a recess and ordered the bill
givti to the public.
The title of the bill gives its essential
purpose: "A bill to impute a tax on
corporate and Individ nal incomes, to
increase the tax on distilled spirits,
and for other purposes."
The first section provides:
That from au 1 after Jan. I, 1S05, there
shall be levied, oollectod and paid annually
upon tho gains, profits and incomes of
every person residing In the United States,
or anyottilen Of the United States re-id-ing
abroad, derived In each preceding cai-
endar year, whether derived from any
kind of property rents, interest, dividends
or salaries, or from any profession, trade,
employment or vocal ion curried on
In the United Siat"S or elsewhere,
a tax of 'i per centum on the
amount so derived over und above f4,00'l,
ami a like tax shall be levied, collected and
paid annually Open the gains, profltt and
income from all property aud of every
busmess, trade or profession carried on in
the United States by persons re udiue with
out tbe United Slates and not citizens
thereof. And tho tax shall be assessed and
paid upon the uauis, profits and incomes
for the Vear ending the .'list day of Decem
ber next, preceding the time for levying,
collecting aud paying said tax.
The definition of profits ts specified
very broadly 10 as to covor all incomes
from notes, bonds (other than United
States bonds), real estate, sales of live
stock, pork, sugar, wool and other pro
ductions, Except that portion of the salary or pay
received for services In tho civil, military,
naval or other servico of theUnited States,
including senators, representatives nul
delegates in congress, from which tin tax
has wn deducted, and excep; that por
tion of auy salary upon which tho em-
plover is tequiied by. law to, and does,
withhold the tax aud pays the. same to the
ofllcer authorized to receive it.
Provision is made for deducting
losses by ihipwreok and by trad' de
pressions from the aggregate of profits
Section 3 makes it the duty of all
persons having an Income of over
$3,500 to render a return. All guar
ilians, trustees, etc., must male simi
lar returns for tlicir charges. Tho re
turn is to be made to tho deputy col
lector of internal revenus for the
district, who is specially charged with
levying the tax. The return is to be
verified by oath or affirmation. The
bill farther provides:
And In case any person having a taxable
income shall neglect or refuse to make and
leniler snch li-taud return, or shall render
a false or fraudulent Uet or return, It shall
be the -duty of tbe deputy collector to
make snch list, according to the best in
formation he cau (ditalu by the examina
tion of such person, or his books or ac
counts, or any other evidence, aud to add
40 per cent, as a penalty to the ainoiiut of
the tax duo on such list m nil cases of will
ful neglect or refusal to make and render
a list or return: and in ail cases of a false
or fraudulent li-t. or return having beeu
rondered, to add 1011 per cent, as a penalty
to tho amount of tax ascertained to be due.
Appeal from the decision of the
deputy collector is provided. The tax
is payable July 1. annu illy, and after
that 10 per cent, is Immediately added
on sums in arrears over ten days, and
also 1 per cent, per month while the
tax remains in arrears.
CRUISER N1TCHER0Y SAILS SOUTH
The Brazilian (I .vmmnt Fleat Ex
pact'd to Blockade Rio May.
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 22 The dyna
mite orniavi Nltcheroy, the torpedo
boat Aurora and the Biazitlan govern
ment warship Par lahybi left i'ernam
hnco for the south Siturday. Tho
other government war vessels will fol
low soon, aud it is expected that the
rebellion will soon ho endo 1.
All sorts of rumors are in circulation
as to the destination of Brazilian gov
ernment fleet and it may bs added that
nothing is definitely known as to its
destination. The general opinion ssems
to be tiiat the goernmeiit warships
will blockade the entrance of Rio bay
and so prevent any further supplies
from reaching the insurgents.
FARMERS' ALLIANCE CONVENTION.
Executive Committee Namn Topeka as
tin Mixt Plac nf Mtttln.
HARltlsnuitO, Jan. 23. The exscntive
committee of the Nal lonal Faiiiern' Al
liance and Industrial Union has fixed
Topeka, Kan., Feb. (!, as the plaee and
dale for the national convention.
The question of amalgamation of all
farmers' unions will bp dismissed.
MARKLtV'S V. P RS FILED.
They Have Savsn l'h usand Signatures.
Oilier Candldixcits Prej.ntod.
IlARntsBUltu, Pa., Jan. 22 Nomina
tion p ipers were filed at ths state de
partment today by the It -publicans
and Democrats and tho "Penuylvania
Democracy," whose papers nominating
Senator A. D. Markley for congress-man-.it
largo have about 7,000 signs
Tho regular Republican nomination
papers for sz Speaker Grow have about
5,000 names and tho regular Democra
tic psprs for Hancock about 2.000.
Tomorrow will be the last day for iiliug
nomination paper .
PECKHAM FOR SUPREME COURT.
Presidents Aollou in Line with That of
the Hornblowor Case.
WASHiNUTON.Jan. 22. The president
sni to the senate today the nomination
of Wheeler II. Peci;ham,of New York,
to be associate judge of tbe supreme
court of the United States. The nomi
nation of Mr. Peckham is in pmsuanoe
of the programme which it was sug
gested last week the president might
He has named another New Yorker
quite as offensive to the local machine
as Mr. Ilornblower, but not open to the
objections on the score of youth and in
experience, which were used as a screen
by the hypocritical He ublicnus who
wanted to "play politics" uu ler Soua
ator Hill's lead, aud did not dare to do
it in a manly aud straightforward
manner. It is hard to see what kind
of a combination can be got up to beat
SIXTH MINING OISTRICT REPORT.
Inspector Brennaa dmolstei His State
ment of Last Year's Fatalities.
Sha.mokin, Jan. 22 Inspector Bron
nan, of the Sixth Mining district, em
bracing Northumberland, Dauphin and
a portion of Sjhnylkill county, has
completed bis report for the past year.
It shows that fii fatal accidents oc
curred and 1(10 non-fatal. Twenty
four widows and sixty-six orphans
SINKING INTHESEAAND SAND.
The Steamer Andes Runs Ashore Off
Atlantic City and Is Rapidiy
Going to Pieces.
Atlantic City, N. J . Jan 22 Tho
steamer Andes. Captain Williams,
went ashore at 1 30 o'clock this morn
ing off Little Beach, an 1 will probably
be a total loss, as she now lies in about
fifteen feet of w iWr, with tho sea
pounding her heavily The chances
for her getting off are decidedly poor.
The vessel is laden with a valuable
cargo of coffse, bananas aud oranges,
and was bound from Costa Rica to
New York. A crow of forty, in addi
tion to the captain aud Officers, are on
board, and will rem uu until all
obaaoei of her bsing saved are ex
hausted. Two pais-mgers were on
board, bnt were taken off by tho lifa-
The Andes is leaking bidly, and
every moment settling deeper in the
water aud sand.
SUICIDE AND INSANE FROM GRIP.
Dr. Edward S L:iwirnco Leapi Into the
Sea Ctf Atlantic
Atlantic City, Jan. 22 Undoubt
edly crazed with tho grip, of w.iich he
had a severe attack, Ui: Edward S
Lawrence, of Philadelphia, committed
suicide hero this afternoon. He, in
company with a women nnrae, started
to take a sail in the Ullde, Captain hzra
Somers, but the boat had scarcoly left
tho dock before hs jumped off tho
I le was takon out of the water in an
unconscious condition and taken on
shore. I'hysicians workeil over him
about twenty minutes, but their efforts
wero fruitless. He was !() years old.
wealthy and a relaiiveof Captain John
Lawrence, of "Dou't Give Up tho
Ship I " fame.
SLEO AND SLEIGH COLLIDE.
Twelve Wisconsin Boye Badly Injured
in a Coasting Accident. ,
CHIPPEWA Falls, Wis., Jan. 22. A
fearful accident happened last night to
a party of twelve boys while coasting
on Grand avenue. When the sled was
half way down and going at the rate of
ei.-hty miles an hour it crashed into a
horse and cutter.
All the boys are bully injured and
the 15-year old son of Air. Zeigvist,
who had the scalp and the side of his
head torn off, exposing the brain, enn-
nnt live. Harry Webb, Z-no Brisbose
Dm Herring are .the most suriously in
INDIANS' ORATORICAL CONTEST.
Annual Exhibition of the Invincible So
ciety of ths Training 6 ohool.
Carlisle, Jan. 22, Eight hundred
Indian children participated in tho first
annual oratorical contest of the In
vincible society of the government In
dian training school, this city.
At tho school this evening orations
were delivered by ton Indians. The
presentation of medals was made by
Captain R H. Pratt, general manager
of the sohool. There was a large at
tendance. RELEASED THE WRONG VALVE.
Wcrklngmnn's Mistake Causes Fire and
Fifty Thousand Lots.
Wiiittaker, N. J., Jan. 22 The
Whittaker Cement works were dam
aged by tire this afternoon to the ex
t"iit of" 50,000, fully covered by insur
The fire wss caused by a workman's
mistake in releasing a valve on an oil
tank in the boiler room, the escaping
oil flowing directly to the fire box
IRON MILLS RESUME.
Cheering Nowa Afforded Idle Men in and
Reaping, Pa., Jan. 22. For the first
timo in many woeks smoke issued from
all the stacks of the tube works of the
Reading Iron company this morning.
Over 250 men went to work, and as
ths mill will run on double turn five
hundred man will, it is expected, find
steady employment if there is any in
dication of im provement of trade.
X ii, n .. i fe
Mr. Child's Is Convalescent
PgUiSMLmta, Jan. 3. George W.
Childs' condition was more favorable to
day than II na- Inst night aud touight his
fever had abated somewhat.
Subject of a Long and Animated Discussion
In the Senate.
TO ISSUE AND THEN ENJOIN THEM
Allen Thinks That Would Be tho Best
Way, Suggesting That the Courts
Might Oecline to Interfere with the
Executive Branch of the Govern
mentThe House Occupies Itself
Over a Discussion on the Sugar
Washington, Jsu. 22.
FOR nearly three hours today the
senate waa occupied in the con
sideration of the resolution of
fered by Mr. Peflfer (Pop., Kan )
last week, declaring that tliti secretary
of the treasury had no authority In law
to issue and sell 5 per cent, bonds, as
proposed in his notice. Mr. Peflfer held
the floor most of the time, yielding,
however, to other senators to interpose
One of the most pregnant of these re
marks wss made by the Populist sena
tor from Nebraska, Mr. Allen, und had
reference to the proposition on the part
of the Knights of Labor to apply to the
courts tor an iniuuotiou to prevent the
issue of bonds. Mr. Allen suggested
that the courts might decline to inter
fere with the action of tho executive
branch of the government, and that
the best way would be to allow tho
bonds to be issued aud then to enjoin
The resolution went over, without
action, till tomorrow, when it is to be
further discussed by Mr. Stewart. A
resolutionoii the subject of civil ser
vico reform was considered in th
morning hour, and was, after some de
bate, agreed to. The bill for tho repeal
of tiio federal electiou laws was not
taken up at all, having boon laid aside
Informally to accommodate Mr. Peffer.
The senate adjourned at 4 30.
DISCISSION ABOUT SUGAR,
The entire day in the house was
given up to consideration of the sugar
schedule, but no conclusion was
reached. Amendments were offered to
amendments until It becam difficult
to unravel the tangle. But two of
these amendments were agreed to, one
offered by Mr. Mcltae, Democrat, Ar
kansas, atrikng out the bounty tea
ture of the Wilson bill, and on by Mr.
Warner, Democrat, New York, putting
lelmed sugar ou the free b,t as well as
raw sugar. A diversion in the tariff
debate was caused by the presentation
of tho latest Hawaiian message.
NOT A TRACE OF ZELL.
Missing Mans Wife Does Not
Where He Is.
New York. Jan. 22 No trace has
yet beeu found of William T. Znll, of
the Lehigh and Wilkes -Barre Coal
company and the New York Athletic
club, who has not been at his place of
business or at his home since Friday.
Mrs. Zell, who is much distressed at
her husband's disappearance, is unable
to form any idea of his whereabouts.
Mr. Zill bat offices at 143 Liberty
street, and besides being treasurer of
the Lohigh and Wilkes-Birre Coal
company is also treasurer of the Le
high Coal and Iron company, the La
high Car company and the LMiigh
Valley Coal company. Ho has fre
quently been away from home before,
hut always alleged that he had been in
Pennsylvania on business, in connec
tion with these companies,
Mrs. Zdl says that her husband has
not been in very 'good health of late
and may have wandered away while
out of his mind. Sue thinks he is with
friends who will send her word before
long. She scouts the story that he has
BURT JURY IS STILL OUT.
It Has Battled Over a VWdict Since Last
Doyi.estown, Pa., Jan. 22 At tho
adjournment of court this evening no
word hud been received from the jury
having the fate of the accused mur
derer, Wallace Burt, in their hands
The jury b"B been in court but once
since last Wednesday night. Since
that time they have been lockod in the
jury room and closely watched by two
None of the court officers have 'heard
a word or receiv,d any communication
from them The general opinion is
that the majority are in favor of a ver
dict of guilty, but how they staud is a
matter of conjecture.
LICENSE LAW NOT SUSPENDED.
Auditor Gsneral Suyi He Has No Power
in Theatrical Caies.
HaRRISBURQ Jan 22 -Auditor Gen
eral Oregg haa nolilied the county
treasurer of Y'ork county that the
statement sent out Saturday that the
auditor-general has suspended the en
forcement of the act of IS15 until a
cuso stated has been decid-'d nt Lan
caster regarding the theatrical license
The auditor-general sayi he has no
power to suspend any law.
BURNED BV EXPLODING GAS
Two Man Sariously Injured in the Mines
Wilkks-Barr!;, Jau. 22. Patrick
Gallagher and Jams McKane were
sorionsly burned by au explosion of
gas in the main tunnel at the Hoyt
sh ift in Pittston this afternoon.
While at work thay struck a feeder of
gas which tilled the workings, and tbe
explosion was caused by one of tho
naked lamps used by Gallagaher.
REV. DR. TALMAGE IS FIRM.
Will Not Withdraw Resignation, but
Expects to Remain in Brooklyn.
New York, Jan. 22. - Rev. T. De
Witt Talmage declared to n reporter
today that his resignation as pastor of
the lirooklyu Tabernacle would have
to stand. He had made up his mind
to that, and nothing, so far as he
could seo, would cause him to change
Dr. Talmage said ho was not going
to Cbiaago, although a call from there
bad been considered last summer. He
Intends, he says, to continue to live in
Brooklyn and feels that his best work
is yet to come. He will preach until
his coming anniversary, either March
22or April 1. Dr. Talmage had only
praise for Russell Sage and his patience
as a mortgagee on the ohurch property.
HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN HAIR.
Deserted Husbaud'j Telegram St ips an
Eloping Couple's Flight.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 22. A
youug couple from Hazlaton. Pa., were
taken from the Pittsburgh Fort Wayne
& Chicago train here last night, aud
will be held hero until officers arrive
to take charge of them.
They were arrested on a telegram
from the woman's husband. When
they were taken to the hotel and
searched $000 in bills was found done
up lu the woman's hair.
FIRE IN PLYMOUTH MINE.
Flames In a New Slope at No. II Col
liery Prove Very Obstinate
for Some Hours.
Wii.kes-Barre, Jan. 32 A fire was
discovered today at Plymouth in No. 11
colliery, operated by t!ie Lehigh and
Wllkes-Barrs Coal company. The
fl imes were situated in the airway of
the new slope in the Bennett vein, aud
wore uuder great headway wheu first
An alarm was sent out at once and
iu a very short time a large quantity
of hose was hurriedly sent Into the pit.
It was nearly an hour before water
could be obtained and by that time the
flames were raging for nearly 200 feet
in the gangway. The fire gang worked
in a most efficient manner aud at 7
o'clock tonight had full control of the
flames and a little later the fire was
It is not known how the fire origi
nated, but it supposed to have re
sulted from a bla it. The lois is con
siderable, but to what extant has not
been made kuown. No one was in
jured. OIL BAGS SAVED THE VESSEL.
Schooner Eureka Thrown on Beam Ends
and Her Billast Shifted.
Nortr Sydney, B. C. Jan. 22 The
stenmcr Eureka, of Lunenburg, Captain
Smith, which arrived here Saturday
from St. John's, N. F.. encountered the
heavy gale of the 13th about twenty
miles southpnst of Scatterie, when the
vessel was hove to under three reefed
foresails and drifted to southward.
During the night the wind, increas
ing to a hnrricane, accompanied by a
drifting snow storm, split the foresail,
and Saturday morning a heavy sea
struck tho vessel, which hove her down
on beam ends and shifted the ballast.
Sens were running so high as to com
pel them to use oil bags until the wind
moderated. The vessel laid to until
Monday, when she had drifted to south
ward of Cueeros Bank. Tuesday dp
tain Smith sg.it I the American
schooner Likely, loaded with frozen
herring, bound westward with foresail
BETTER RAILWAY FACILITIES.
Residents nf Johnstown Hold Monster
Mass Meeting Therefor.
Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 23. A mass
meeting of immense proportions was
held in the Johnstown Opara house to
night. Fully 2,500 people crowded
into the buildiug aud 8,000 made up
an overflow meeting iu the park near
by. The purpose of the meeting
was to take steps toward forciug
Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio
companies to provide the city with
better railroad facilities to inaugurate
a determined movement for a new
railroad and to make a start iu the di
rection of Mooring the necessary ad
vantages to warrant the coal fields in
Cumbria and Somerset counties, and
particularly industrial interests of
Prominent speakers set forth that
the time had arrived when the import
ance of Johnstown warranted a deter
mined effort to force tite Pennsylvania
a.id Baltimore and Ohio companies to
show proper appreciation of the city's
aud county's resources.
ITALIANS HAVE A FRACAS.
Sylvester Dazll and Wife Badly Injured
in a Fisht
Wilkes-Barre, Jan. 22. A number
of boarders in an Italian lodging hoiue
near Pittston got into a tierce light to
day and blood flew freely for some time.
During the fracas Sylvester Dazell
and his wife, proprietors, were badly
injured. The latter is in a critical con
dition. Peter Hunt. Joseph Pasco and
Frank Salva, the insligators of the af
fair, wore arrested this ltfternooii and
sent to the comity prison lor B further
FIERCE DUEL IN A CHURCH.
Chinntnnn Kills Another Beoause Hs
Couldi.'t Be 'he Interpreter.
Denver, Jan. 22. -Two Chinamen
engaged iu alight at Trinity Methodist
Episcopal church last evening, with the
result that one will die and the other
is badly wounded.
The cause was tho fact that 't Fong
had defeated Charlie Hong for tho po
sition of Sunday school interpreter.
Chairs were the weapons.
FARM ER3 MOURN HIS LOSS.
Sharper Ban H iraee, Gives Bogus Checks
and Then Disappears.
RlADINQ, Pa.. Jau. 22 -A sharper,
who contracted to buy horses at An
drews station gave I: u In -mi checks
to buy the animals and left on the late
trein last night for pari unknown.
The farmers are out $1,000.
Ifjjj-pj Washincstov, .Ian. Forrcnnt
eyiwMfa QtmrtUty fair ami
eotdet, North leiBtft, the nenther
WiU bfOOins ofOMiiti and thriaieuinu jfiifi-
, day eveaiag.
510 AND 512
lack a. avenue.
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Brilliantine and Silk,
Both 'Lined and Unliued.
One lot 57c. Tm?
One lot 79c. ""n.!?"
finn lnf Q8e ;""""' '""
vuu ivi eou.
One lot $1.50
One lot $3.12 '"''ri
These goods are well
made and finished and at
the prices are the greatest
bargains ever offered in
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Feet of every description fitted at
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Free of charge. If a doctor is
needed you arc promptly told
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