The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 23, 1894, Image 1
DO YOtJ Tf AST A LI. BRAKY or stand- AUD BOOKS AT A MER1 LY NOMINAL rr.icE ? rikttte IP YOU DO, YOU SHOULD TAKi; ADVANTAGE OF THK TRIBUNE'S GREAT BOOK OFFER. HEAD Hi OTIC 13 ON PACE 5 I EIGHT PAGES--56 COLUMNS. SCRAXTON. PA.. TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 23, 1S94. TWO CENTS A COPY. ft EE S NO EE F RIGN fflllE 1 1 BOOKS BE S ytft EAP B J8T II DEATH H 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. 1 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 quarters, 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 reins. 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 Than Increased. 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 mttinm numberof -..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 seniority, " 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 with Hope. 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 tomorrow. 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 wolves." 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 with it. 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 the winner. CARLISLE'S BONO ISSUE IS LEGAL. That Is the Opinion of All of New York Bankers. 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 agreement. 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 INCOME BILL 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. 4 . 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 tuies. 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 pursue. 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 Mr. Peokbam. 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 survive. 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- saving crew, 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 stern. 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 j ured. 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 ant: p. 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 a) IRON MILLS RESUME. Cheering Nowa Afforded Idle Men in and Near Readlnir. 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. LEGALITY Of BOND ISSUE 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 Schedule. 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 remarks. 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 their payment. 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. The 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 eloped. BURT JURY IS STILL OUT. It Has Battled Over a VWdict Since Last Wednesday. 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 constables. 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 is incorrect. The auditor-general sayi he has no power to suspend any law. BURNED BV EXPLODING GAS Two Man Sariously Injured in the Mines et Fittaton. 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 his determination. 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. m 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 seen. 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 extinguished. 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 gone. 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 Johnstown. 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 hearing. 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. WEATHER FORECAST. Ifjjj-pj Washincstov, .Ian. Forrcnnt eyiwMfa QtmrtUty fair ami eotdet, North leiBtft, the nenther WiU bfOOins ofOMiiti and thriaieuinu jfiifi- , day eveaiag. FINLEYS 510 AND 512 lack a. avenue. EXTBAOBDDJ A KY YA LUES 1 LADIES' Back Skirts In Italian Cloth, Brilliantine and Silk, Both 'Lined and Unliued. One lot 57c. Tm? One lot 79c. ""n.!?" finn lnf Q8e ;""""' '"" vuu ivi eou. 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