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FOB 1HE BUTTLE
Meanwhile Florida Militia Boys Bob for Fish
at the Vharf.
PERMANENT INJUNCTION GRANTED
Judge Call Decides That the Boxing
Contest Is Legal, Which Means
That the Governor's Only Chance to
Interrupt the Contest Is by Declar
ing Martial Law The Fight, if It
Takes Place at All, Will Not Tako
Place Until This Af ternoon- Mitch
ell Reaches the City and Boasts of
His Fine Condition.
Jacksonvii.i.k, Ela., Jan. 24.
HE fialit situation tonight is this:
Stntt Circuit Jndgt Call lias
granted the Duval club an in
junction restraining the sheriff
of this county from interfering with an
entertainment In the nature of a bOJt
ii)K contest which the olub proposes to
hold in the fair grounds tomorrow.
Mitchell bai arrived from his training
quHrteiH and ll resting ipiiftly in his
lintel. The club in rapidly disposing of
$20 tickets to the fight, but the referee
lias not yet received the $20,000 purse In
cash and Governor Mitchell has not
yet played his hand.
An a result of this condition the live
liest business being doneiu town is ba
ling on whether or not the fight will
take place. Even money ia being
wagered freely ion this argument.
Those who are taking the ii"g;itiv end
of the proposition are basing ihir judg
nn what they have learned of Governor
Mitchell's character. They say, in
tiie expressive, if not politest lan
guage of the sporting fraternity
that the governor is nut a man to rnu the
bluff of bringing th" militia here an 1
then making a monkey of himself by
allowing ihe fight to go on, while the
Soldier boys sit on the end of Mnrket
street wharf, opposite their armory,
and bob for rock fish.
EVERYBODY IS FIGHT-CRAZY.
Tins city is fight crazy tonight. In
the office of the St. James a telegram
datd Tallahassee was posted, from
which the address and signature
were scratched off which read
as follows: "Governor just left
hotel laying that be would wire
Lumar to act as he pleased. " There
would be no martial law as there was
no inyuiiou or insurrection. Lunar
wired tliat he knew nothing further
that lie could do, and he thought the
tight would come off in the arena be
fore tbo court could act in the morn
ing. A special train was sent down to
C'orbett's headquarters early in the
morning, when it was thought that ch
tight would be on. when the programme
wiiS changed and the hour made much
later. Corhett decided, it is now said,
not to leave his quarters until the
morning, breakfas ing there and hav
ing only one meal of hotel cooking to
latere instead of three.
MITCHEM. IS CONFIDENT.
parley Mitchell left his training
epyTters this afternoon and came to
Lib citv. He looked thin and wirv
mid in the pink of condition. Mitchell
ieelg very confident of winning and
says he never felt better in his life.
"Oorbett may whip me," he said, "bnt
it he does he certainly will be
avenre of the fact that he has been
fighting." Thero is not an ounce of
useless flesh on Mitchell and he is now
down to about 172 pounds and it is the
opinion of his closest friends that he
will win beyond a doubt.
At the club at 8 o'clock tonight it
was announced that $10,000 worth of
tickets had been sold today. The club
has taken advantage ot the lighting
craze to advanca tne pries of choice
Beats from $2o to $33.
The betting is light with the bdds
ranging between two and three to one
in favor of Corbett, bnt the batting
fraternity reein inclined to hold on to
their money until the men are ready to
start for the ring.
CORBETT IS IMPATIENT.
f W8I visited at his training
quarin., at Mayport this morning. H
was feeling good, but was a triti im
patient. Corbett said: "I stopped
training two days ago, and
am quietly retting until T am
called upon by the Duval Athletic
cluh, but this suspense is wors than
lighting. I don't know where or when
am going to fight, or whether there
will be any fight at all. Theonly thing
I do know is that I am waiting here for
orders and I tin ready to Wave at a
minutes notice. I am all ready to en
ter the ring and am in first class con
dition." Billy Delaney savs that Corbett. will
enter the ring at 100 pounds, and is as
bard as a rock.
SHE PREFERS HER BOY LOVER.
a riculture, the snbjeot of milk inspei
t.cn and milk staminrds was discussed
in all its phases tiy Dr. Henry Letfman,
of Philrdelphia; Dr. Benjamin Lee.
s"oretsry of tho state board of health;
George Abbott, of Philadelphia and
Capt. A. A. Slack, of Bucks.
This evening Professor J. T. Roth
rock, the state forestry commissioner
delivered an illustrated address on
"The Present Relation of Forestry to
the State." A reception was given the
members of the board nud distin
gnishtd visitors at the executive man
sion from 0 to 10 o'clock by Govortior
and Mrs. PattilOU.
OE PIERRO IS DISCHARGED
No Evidence Addiod lo Prove That He
WilKES-BaBRB,' Jan. 24 Frank Do
Pierro, a well known politician and
saloonkeeper at Hazleton, who has
been on trial here since yesterday for
being an accessory, after the fBCt, in
that he aided Carmen Tucci iu the
murder of Pedro Uiupko, near Free
land som months n.;(, was discharged
In open court today
Before the trial ended the court dis
covered that th re was no evident to
convict Him, and ordered the jury to
return a verdict of not guilty.
DEFENDING THE INCOME TAX.
Chairman McMillin Says It Is Equit
able, Easy of Collection and Also
Washington, Jan. 24 The report of
Mr. McMillin which accompanied the
internal revenue bill deals with two
subjects Inootna tax and whiskey. Re
garding the fortner,tne report says that
the government now collects annually
from four to five hundred millions of
dollars, less than 2 per cent, of which
is paid by the wealth of the country
The taxes are laid, not upon what
people possess, bat upou what they
This being the cns, the report con
tinues, it bus seemed good to the com
mittee that the earnings of corpora
tions, after deducting the operating
expense and annual incomes in excess
of $4,000. should he subjected to a tax
winch will produce an estimated rev
enue of thirty millions of dollars
Such a tax, the committee believe, can
lie most easily and economically col
lected of nil that have been suggested.
It will require fewer additional em
ployes, And according to statistics
furnished by the treasury department
will cost but 1 0 per rent., while other
revenue taxes cost 2 0 per cent.
A STREET CAR'S DASH DOWN HILL.
It Jumusd trie Track, Upset and Injured
Easton, Jhu. 24. A trolley car ran
away yesterday, going down the steep
grade to O lenweidertown. Frost on
the tr icks made the brakes useless and
tbe car was soon spinning along at a
Sixteen workmen were in the car,
which in a minute or two jumped the
track and dashed into a tionrjl fence
and upset. Several men were hurt. A
few weeks ago a similar accident oc
curred at tho same place, when the
conductor and inotorman wore hurt.
THEY STOLeThT BANK CASHIER.
After lb Dal'.on G ing Failed to Open
the Bank Safe.
Guthrie, O. T, Jan. 81 At P.iw
uee, til ty miles northwest ol bere.three
members of the Dalton gang ro le into
the town and entered the ba:ik, but
finding the safe locked with the time
lock, took $100 out. of the cash drawer.
Then they rode away, carrying the
cashier on a horse twenty-fire miles
into tho country and compelling him
to walk' back.
THE FREE LIS!
Amendments Which Propose Various Duties
Are iu Order Voted Down,
INCOME TAX FEATURE RETAINED
Animated Discussion Took Place in
the House on the Resolution Declar
ing It Unwise and Inexpedient to
Consider at This Time Any Project
of Annexation of the Hawaiian Isl
ands Without Any Result Being Ar
JOINS UNION VETERAN LEAGUE.
Gov. McKlnloy Put Through by Nation
al Commander Cleric
Comjmrus, O., Jan. 24 Gov. Mc
Kinley was made a member of the
Union Veteran legion this morning.
Tbe ceremony took place iu the ex
ecutive ofli e and was performed by
National Commander General Clark,
of Penuaylvani i.
BROCKTON IS FLAME SWEPT.
Help Was Aked f Neighboring Place
and Also Boston.
Brockton, Mhbs., Jan. 24 A fire
t hat started in tho city rink just be
fore 10 o'clock is now burning fiercely
and many block are threntemd.
Help has been asked for from neigh
boring places, and iloston. '
A Truant Wlf of Fifty five Undaunted
by Her Arreet.
Hazi.eton, Jan. 24 Capt. Zgler
has returned from Fort Wayne. Ind. ,
accompanied by Mrs, Annie Locher
and Charles Kocher. The prisoners
eloped last Thursday.
The money ($1,500) which they took
was returned to Mrs. Lochir's husband.
Kocher is 20 years of age, while his be
loved is B0 The latter declared she
would stick to her boy lover.
WILL BE AN OLD MAN'S CHILD BRIDE.
Her Propctlve Hinbml I Sixty-fix
and the Is Feventeen.
Pottstown, Jan., 24 A licenie Jtas
been issued for the marriage, next Sat
urday, of John Ay res and .Maine St.
The bride-to b I is sweet seventeen,
while her Hfflanced husband is 60 years
BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TOPICS.
Addresses Delivered by Eminent Person
Well Vrvd in Kucb Sul-j.cti.
Harrisi'UKU. Ph., J. m. 24. At the
alteruuou session of tho state board Of
Mill Resumes with Half Force.
Reading, Pn Jan. 24 -The Reading
Rolling mill, which u-mally employs 400
hands, started up this morning with about
half its usual force.
FLASHES FROM THE TELEGRAPH.
Claiming three Southern California is
lands, Mexicans may move to annex them.
A magnificent memorial chapel to the
Asters may be built at New York by John
Portland (Ore.) police, who joined the
American Protective nKHOciation, were se
verely lectured bv the chief.
After years of hiding, A C. Knowlton,
of Vintoa county, 0., who embezzled
$ 1300, was found at Qreelev, Col,
Malignant tonHllitis, due to cigarette
smoking, was the death of Commodore C.
H. Colt, of Hartford, In Florida.
Trying to cross Fmdley's lake, fT. Y.,
on aslaigb, Frederick Thor and wife were
carried into an Ice hole nud drow.ied.
Embezzlement of $4'.'."0 worth of stock
censed the arrest, of ex-0 ashler H. D.
Uloater, of the Linn county, Kan., bunk.
For killing Bertha, W henry, his sister-in-law,
Deaf Mute Edward N. Whosry, was
sentenced to death at I'Vedei'iclon, N. B.
Bnvled for her splendl I hair, Mrs.
Catherine Reischer, of Canton, O., was
waylaid by two men, who snipped it off.
While IMarlQB on the toe neai Uavport,
Mich., John Milf.n.ie and Olbeou Btbuar
were Carried away ou a lloe and probably
Christian science practical were for
mally condemned by .i Utic:i(M Y) jury
because) of the UiK-dhm deitb of lira
Bt)pbin C.mll. I I.
Three years in prl-en U the punishm-nt
of President H. W. ,s nit.ii. of the Starting
(Col.) Imuk, f r receiving mo ley ou rto
pusil when the b.iuk wus in wive it.
Washington, Jan. 24
HE early part of the .lav was giv
en to a consideration of the
amendments to the iron ore
schedule, which came over from
yesterday as unfinished business. The
pending amendment! were one pro
posed bv Mr. Oites (Ala.) proposing a
duty of 40 cents per ton, nn J another
by Mr. Taylor (Rep , Teuu ,) proposing
to inbatltnte for the iron ore schedule
of the Wilson bill the provisions of the
McKinley law. Both amendments
were deflated, thus leaving iron ore on
the free list.
Amendments were then offered to
the paragraph of theiiill which puts
agricultural implements on the free
list, the first being presented by Mr.
Kobbina, (Dem. Ala) and provided for
the addition of cotton machinery to
the free list. This was followed by a
substitute presented by Mr. Payne,
(Hep. Ph.) which proprosed to alike out
Mr. Bobbins amendment and insert a
a retaliation or reciprocal provision.
Mr. Terry, (Dem. Ark.) offered an
amendment to the amendment which
had for its object the free admission of
agricultural implements and cotton
An amendment was offered tn the
substitute by Mr. Hare (Dem., Ohio)
providing for a tax of 35 per cent, ad
valorem on agricultural implements
with a provision that the tariff should
be remittel when imported from a
country which admitted similar imple
ments from this country free of duty.
No action was taken on the amend
ments, and when, just before the hour
arrived at which the house should take
a recess, Mr. McMillin arose to report
the internal revenue bill, containing
the income tax feature, a sharp fight
was precipitated. Ihe JNew iork dele
gation tried to effect an adjournment
fo prevent the report, but wore beaten
on every move, and the bill was then
reported, after which the house took a
recess until 8 o'clock.
The Democratic members of the New
York delegation in the house held a
conference after the session. The dele
gation pissed a resolution pledging
thomselves by every parlirmeutary
means within their power to prevent
the income tax men from having au
opportunity to offer the income tax
bill as au amendment to the Wilson
bill. This course would be pursued
until they received satisfactory assur
ance that no snch atteiupt would be
allowed on the part of the inconia, tax
men, populists or others.
SHARP HAWAIIAN D3CTSSION.
An animated discussion took plaoe in
t ie senate today on the resolution re
ported from the committee on foreign
relations declaring it unwise and inex
pedient under existing conditions to
consider at this time any proi.-ct of an
lu xation of the Hawaiian inlands to the
l ulled males i ;,- discussion was
brought to a close by the termination
of the morning hour, at 2 p. tn., when
the resolution and several proposed
inoilincations or It went over till to
Then the bill to repeal the federal
election laws was taken up as the un
finished business, and a speech in oppo
sition to it was made by Mr. Lodge
(Mass.), after which that bill also went
over till tomorrow. Several bills were
taken lrora the calendar and passed,
and during the consideration of one
of theU (a bridge bill) Mr Vest (Mo.)
criticized the president's veto of the
New York bridge bill and showed that
one of the points on winch the veto
was based, there had been a derision
by the supreme court ot tne United
States contrary to the position assumed
by thepresident. Tbe senate adjourned
at 4 p. in.
NEVER RETce Ti STATION.
Bodies of two Found on the Shore Four
Uhari.kston, S. C , Jan. 24 A boat
containing six white men left Sulli
van's island last Monday for the life
saving edition on Morris island. To
day the bodies of two of the men were
found on the shore of Morris island.
One ot them. li. (Jainpsoii, is a mem
ber of the life saving crew on Morris
The other. Fred Miller, was a resi
dent of Sullivan's island. The remain
ing four men are missing and are tup
posed to be drowned. The cause of tho
accident is unknown.
NATIONAL TUBE WORKS RESUME.
One Thousand Men Go t j Work on Lower
MOKBUPOBT, Jan. 24 After an
idleness of several weeks ihout half the
departments of the Ntional Tube
works resumed operations this mom
ing Fully 1,000 men went to work at
the terms oil -red by tho company.
This afternoon other departments of
the Naioual Rolling mill resumed and
about the same ii utu tier ot men were
given employ in nt. The compinyex
peets to put additional departiu mis as
. . . tit J .!..
the sinle ol iraue win usiiiy.
TRUST COMPANY OFFICLRS SUED.
Dirnotor of a Ddunvc Lobunon Dink
Ch-ire d With Kmh zi -mnt
LEBANON', Jan. 24. - Pro-ecnilon was
brougut by Jaoo Bmbieh, at ibis city
iigalnit the director au I i InYers of th
deinir.'t Trn-I and iib D U.wlt bank of
this on v. clnirgi nu th' in with emher.zle
ttleUI under the lit of M i U, ISSS. for
reriiviug deposits knowing thai tne
hank was luiolveut.
Thu prosecutiuu has made a great
sensation since the defendants are
among Lebanon's foremost business
men. ' They are George R, Rise, cash
i r; Charles W. Few, auistant cash
ier: C. Shank Jacob, M. Shenk Jacob.
H Redeecker, Josepn L L'llberger
and J. Taylor Boyd, directors. The
defendants' decl ire that the prosecu
tion is a mere piece of petty spite worh
aud that there is nothing in it.
THE PRESIDENT IN HARTFORD.
He Attended the Funeral of Hi Nephew
and Shows Orlef.
HiBTFOBD, Conn., Jan. 24. The
funeral of ;i -nry V. Histings, at which
his uncle, President Cleveland, was
one of the i hief mourners, was held
this afternoon. The services were con
ducied by Rev. Dr. Walker. During
tbe brief services the president fiat
with bowed head, showing much
motion. The president regardid Mr.
Hastings with almost the feelings of a
father. The house was filled with
sympathizing friends and the street.
was erowded with people anxious to
get a view of the president.
President Cleveland remained quiet
ly nt the house of.Jjis sister, Mrs. Hast
ings. after his arrival here and denied
himself lo all callers except lo one or
two personal friends, and to quirter-
niaster general, John 1 11 irbisou, ot
Governor Morris' staff who called to
convey the governor's respeole ami re
gretg that he was unable to call iu
person as he expected. The president
aid tnat except tor the nature of his
visit he would have been pleased to
give n reception to tbe citizens of
Hartford bofor.' his return,
IU DEATH TRAP
Lunatic; Cremated In tne Destruction
of an Iowa Asylum.
LOCKED IN TO FRIGHTFUL DOOM
Before Going to Bed, the Night Be
fore, Steward Holcomb Had Turned
the Key in the Incurable Ward, and
an Overheated Furnace Did the
Rest No Chance to Rescue Any of
tbe Imprisoned Unfortunates.
GEORGE W. CHILDS IMPROVES.
He Paases a Quiet Day and Is Distinctly
Phii,aikuhia, Jan. 24 The physi
cian, of George V. Cliil is tonight re
port that he passed a quiet day and
tbat be is dwtiuctly stronger. There is
every indication that he will pass a
MURDER MYSTERY CLEARED UP.
Long-Veiled Crime Said to Have Been
Explained by Means of a
Lr.wisiiURO, Pa., Jan. 24 Five years
ago the mutilated and lifeless body of
Charles Humes was found tn a held
near Shamokiu Dam, a email village
opposite Suuhnry. The body was rid
dled with bullets, and that Haines bad
been lured to the isolated spot and
murdered has always been the common
ief. The case has been one of the
mysteries of this part of the state, and
the numerous detectives employed by
the boy's father and rhe cemmiasiouers
of Snyder county have never been able
lo tine a clue or establish a motive for
tbe foul act.
But all the mysterr surrounding the
affair will soou be cleared awav, as it
is authentically reportt d that the dis
trict attorney of bnvder county has in
Ins bands a confession which will be
made public as soou sb several arrests
are made. To add to the sonsatinu a
lawyer who has seen the confession
says tbat nothing can prevent the
murder from being avenged by tbe
law within six months, so clear has
the case been made.
NOT THE LAND HE STARTEO FOR.
On His Way to Europe, But Sent Hur
riedly Into Eternity.
EiSUeTOK. Jan. 24 A shocking ac-
oldent occurred on the Lehigh Valley
railroad tracks tonight in front of the
lower depot. There were a number of
passengers waiting for a train when
George Sear, William Swinton and sev
eral others came down the track Sear
wss preiviring to go back to the old
1 he friends with him had emue to bid
him farewell. Two trains from difl-r-
euL directions csine thundering down
upou the men, who became confused
and wore nimble to get out of the way.
One of Sear's legs was cut off, and
Swinton was tossed high in the air, but
luckily fell outside of the track. Lioth
EVENTS OF STATE INTEREST.
Media now has a soup bouse.
A local telephone company is to be or
ganized iu Heading.
fhe murder trial of John Hrigss, which
lasted nineteen days,cost Schuylkill coifuty
Falling fifty feet from a tree at liristol
William Unpp suffered iujuries that may
A thief stole a flue driving horse from
Johnson Posey, of Philadelphia, thut was
stabled near Media.
A gun Edwin Dareai used at a shooting
match at (..rosshlll .Mills, lierks county, ex
ploded, blowing out one of his eyes.
"Jie Custom Foremen Tailors' association
of America, iu session at Pittsburg, huve
made a display of tine garmeuts fur gold
Refusing to pay JOM to bis sister, to
which she is entitled from an estate, ben
jair.iu Good went to jail iu Lancaster tor
coiitempt of court.
Rev. William Powick, pnstor of the
Shea and. .all MethodiNt church, has received
a call from St. Paul s Methodist Lpisuopal
An uuknown man, n whose pocket was
a card bearing the uainu "bxebraret
.Main-hurt, Nnlingtou, was kill -l by a
train near Alleutowu.
The body of an iufaut was found in au
abandoned bake oven near Hnnvnsvilie,
lierks co nty. and it is thought it was
placed there alive seveu years ago.
FRESH FOREIGN FLASHES.
Boone, la., Jan. 24.
building on the county farm
Inch incurable insane were
tied, burned nt 10 o'clock
morning and eight of the
nine InuiatM were burned to death
The doad are- Mary Tucker, Johanna
Sniggs, Anna Saderburg, Christine
Peterson, Christine Anderson, Mrs.
Scott, Tom L-aser, Joseph Craig.
The steward of the poor farm is
Henry Holcomb, who lived with his
wife in the poor house. They retired
about the usual time I it at night aud
were asleep ot 10 o'clock, when they
were nwakoued by Mrs. Hibbard com
ing into the house an I tailing than) the
mad house was our fire. Mr. Holcomb
rushed to the burning building which
he saw was nfliuie inside, and burst in
the door' He could not enter owiug
to the intense heal, and uo sound ex
cent tbe crackling of the flames was
SUFl'OCATKD IN THMR 3I.EKP.
The poor unfortunates were already
dead either euffoc.ited before they
awoke, or lacking the intelligence to
mane tneir escape, r our of tbe poor
creatures that wore not considered safe
were locked iu their oells at night and
could not have escaped if they would.
The others could bare got out if intelli
The poor house nearby contained
fourteen paupers, and what little help
there was available was directed to
ward this building. The trugody was
over in half an hour, when the roof of
the m id house fell in. The victimi
were seen in the coals, burned beyond
recognition. The fire is supposed to
have been cauied by the furnace, which
was overheated on account ot the in
tensely cold weather.
ESCAPED THROUGH CAR WINDOW.
Recsp ured Prisoner Ons Away with
Train Running 20 Mile an Hour.
Pottsvili.k, Jan. 24 Joseph Lirkin,
ot Dist Ureek, wanted lor laroeny, as
sault and battery and breaking out of
the Shenandoah police station, was
captured last night. This morning
constables were bringing him to Potts
vilie on a train. ihe man was hand
He got permission fo go to the toilet
room ana ou getting i here he opened
the window and jumped out. The train
was going at the rate of twenty miles
au hour. Ihe train was stopped and
the constables started to search for the
man, They did not find him.
HEAVY BlOOMSeURG FAILURES.
Neal & Son, Iron Uunufacturers, asd I
W. McKelvy Aacign.
Bt.OOMsUUHO, Jan 24. William Xeal
& Son. one of the largest iron maim
factoring firms in the state, confessed
ju '-'incut yesterday Tor the benelit ol
ereX'nr. The li abilities are placed at
aboi.l ilOO.OOO and the assets are not
knovit, The failure is attributed to
th long depression in trade.
I. W. McK-lvy, merchant, was so
nffeeted by the failure that he was also
compelled to make an assignment. Hii
assets are about j;150.000 and liabilities'
about if 17."), 000. The failures will throw
many men out of employment and
there is great excitemuut iu Blooms-
Huumrs of wni started a senselosB panic
on thu It man bourse.
Unable to meet clitlm, the Bank of
Brescia. Italy, has asked au extension of
To settle a parliamentary quarrel. Count
Szapary and Dr. Pcrzcel, of Hungary, met
ou (he dueling held aud both weioeli'ihtly
Fiance's ministry will investigate the
naval scandals aud prosecute the persons
who i.-.n. .M (jteuieiKuau inittui 11 for his
Kmut'i'ur Vt illiam. of Germany, has be-
coin" reconciled to Prince Uismarck, an I
the In t 'i will pr .bably visit the emperor
iu llei Im eoii idler the latter' birlhilsv
cel bi sii in an Saturday next. The news
of I lie lYCOtieillatlOO has cau-ed the lit
most. Mitisfio lion IhtouKh.iUt Uei iuau.v
and bus increased thu euvuioi's popu.ni
Pattison The total number'of hanks,
s ivings institutions and trust compan
ies under the supervision of the bank
ing department is 17b be au Income of
six during the year. Three banks were
closed and several privit banks not
subject to tbe spervision of the depart
ment were swept out ot existancn by
the panic. A systematic examination
of all financial mentions is now in pro
Ihe total capital invested in these
178 institutions is $40,881,180 08, an in
crease over 18112 of 11,949,040, total sur
plus $21,810.70 080; increase of $2,422,-
0 l(i;und;vi led profit, 112,664.480 iU;
decrease of $225,714 40; total deposits,
$184,097,718 06: dcnnMf$16,874,149.
fi4; reserv-, S9,887 189 40; decrease of
$001,20804; loans $110,840,078 34; de
crease, $27,l.iO,0i0.2il; investment, se
curities, $io."i 699,097.94, aud increase
of $12,002,4i8 7d.
HOMESTEAD'S ACTIVE MILLS.
All but Three Are Busy and These Will
Hosii'stead, Jan. 24 All the mills
in the entire plant of the Carnegie
Steel company are ou double turn ex
It is claimed that they will be on
double turn by tomorrow.
EXCELLENT CANDIDATES NAMED.
Largely Attended Caucus of Forest
City Republicans Puts Strong
Ticket in the Field.
ABSENT EDITOR'S MISSING FUNOS.
Hla Connoo ion wl h a Hu Gins' Associa
tion Slav lev IV" $12,000.
Lansdai.e, Jan. 24 The Lansdale
Republic in printing office is in the
hands of the sheriff, a levy having been
made tod ly on the entire plant. The
editor, Robert A Shepherd, has been
absent siuce last Friday.
Sheriff fiitnpion also levied on the
real estate and household goods of the
missing editor to satisfy a judgment
given by Shepnerd to the North Penti
Uuilding association, of which he is
secretary. It is now thought the miss
ing secretary's speculations with the
funds of tho building association may
amount to $12,000.
HILL TO FIGHT THE CONFIRMATION.
He Op inly PlaQtl Himself in Opposition
to Mr. P. ckham.
Washington, Jun 24 - senator Bill
stated very frankly today that he in -teuded
lo defeat tho confirmation of
Air. Peckbam, nominated to be associ
ate justice of the supreme court of the
United Slates if he could
He ia very confident of success and it
is very probable that a number of docu
ments against Mr. Peckham will be
laid before the coiuuiittoj ut its meet
MRS. CLIFTON'S SAD EXPERIENCE.
Two Children Were Born Dead and Two
Otbere Scon Died.
Charleston, w. Vs., Jan. 24. -Four
girl liaiiice, weighing four pounds each,
and all Well forme', were born Sunday
to Mrs. Alexander Ciiftou, of Acme.
Two were born dead, however, and
the other two died two hours later.
The mother smoked a pipe at the time
ami thought tbe eveut nothing no
usual. - .
BANK SU PERINTLN0N1'S REPORT.
Neaily F fty Kil Ion Dullara Invested In
Penneylvania Inatltutlon. 1
ELaBKMBUBO, Jan. 24 State Super
inteiideiit ot B inking Krnmbbaar bm
prt aeU ted bis annual ri port for the fis
cal yeureuded last Nov.ilO to (iuvuruor
Fvecittl tit the Saant m Trihune,
Fohest City, Pa. , Jan. 24. A very
largo number of the Republican voters
of Forest city met In Daviea hall to
night for the purpose of nominating
borough'officjrs for the coining election
Feb. 90. W. II. Leek chairman of
vigilant committe called tho meeting
to order and presided during the even
iug. Hon j mil n Maxey and Henry Box
were nominated for the oftije of bur
gess. Mr. Box declined. Mr. Maxey was
then chosen by acclamation as tbe
nominee of tho Republican party for
Forest City chief executive officer."
The next important office was that of
high constable. The following were
nominated; Robert Booth, S. F. Wells,
Norman Brundago (decline;!). W. G.
Reynolds, After the ballots had been
counted Mr. Reynolds was declared the
nominee. Reynolds received 77 votes,
Wells 5, Booth "9.
After this came the nominations for
tho office of "jiiBlice of tbe peace. For
the First waid William J Maxey was
nominated. JNo opposition, lie was
then declared the nominee by acclama
tion. ihe following persons were nom
inated for justice of the peace in the
Second ward: H. W. Brown, H Box
and D. R. Bratnan. The ballot result
ed ns follows: Brown, 40; Bjx, 21;
Braman, 75 votes. Mr. Bramau having
tbe majority of theVotes cast was. de
clared duly nominated.
The following gentlemon were nom
inated for school directors: J. D.
Caryl, for the term of three years for
Second ward ; W. H. Leok, for thu
term of three years for First ward; Dr.
W. R. Blakeslee, for the term of one
year for Second ward; T J. Pentecost,
for tho term of one year for Second
ward. A motion was nude, seconded
and carried to suspend the rules and
nominate Caryl and Leek by acclama
tion for school directors.
Balloting was then begu n for Dr.
Blakeslee and Pentecost for school di
rector for on year Dr Blakeslee re
ceived ;I9 votes and T. J. Pentecost 53
votes Pentecost was declared nomi
nated. For tux collector, Jerry West
cott was named uuanimoiisly. For
overseer of the board, Robert Dunn, of
the Second ward was nominated by ac
clamation, forthe the term of twenty
three years. Fred Cray, and V. H.
Bites, First ward, were named. Mr.
Bates declined Fred Cray was then
declared the nominee by acclamation.
Por theoftieeof auditor these candi
dates were presented: A. L. .Morgan
Second ward, oue year. F. E Reed,
First ward, three years. Rules were
suspended and both gentlemen were
declared the uomiueea by a unanimous
Officers for the asperate wards will
be nominated tomorrow night at the
same place, First ward at 7 p. in. aud
Second ward at 8 p m. Before ad
journing a motion was made aud car
ried that all the nominations of the
evening be made unanimous. Motion
made and carried that all who helped
to nominate the ticket this evening
should support the ticket at tbe coming
election. The meeting was character
ized by the largest attendance ever
shown at a Republican caucus iu For
est City and by the good will which
MINE VIELDS A FORTUNE DAILY.
Nearly On Hundred and Thirty
Thouaand Each Twenty-f u r Hour.
LCADVILLB, Col., Jan, 28 The re
ceul ((old strike iu the Little Johnnie
mine bas become n remarkable bonanza
On one day of last week the value in
gold ore taken from the mine amounted
This is a remarkable showing. The
largest recorded output in a single day,
or rather eighteen hours, from Lead
ville was from the Robert Lee mine,
when $118,000 worm of silver ore was
WASHINGTON NEWS JOTTINGS.
Saturday, Feb. 17, br.f been sot apart
for eulogies in memory of thu late O
gressmau Lilly, of Pennsylvania.
Chairman Voorhees, of the senate linauce
committee, is said to be ut work ou a bill
for the relief of ihe federal treasury.
The cuiiboAts Jlachias and (,'astitio will
be cut iu two and lengthened fourteen feet
to overcome top-heaviness, at a cost of
$8(1, OHO each.
A "double" of Congressman Settle, of
North Carolina, ,;ttR been having a "high
old time' iu Hew orli, even usiug Mr
Tho views of Senator Jones, of Newark
ou thu repeal of the Shermau i-ilver pur
chase clauses, occupy niuety-uiuo pages of
the CougrosMioual Itecord.
Wahminoton, Jan. 24.-'forecait
fur TYhttrerfay,' Anil niiterei
frnntyftaato, ram ulnf snou',
fulluwvti hi (;i'ii '(i t ttar unit
old tOtathtr ThWtUuy un Friday;
510 AND 512
Our new line now open.
The largest and
beautiful stock we
Latest designs in Point
de Gene, Bordeaux, Gui
pure, De Gene, etc.
Our stock will be found,
as usual, of the best ma
terial and workmanship.
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And Oak tanned Leather Belting.
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce St., Scranton, Pa,
LewisaRelHy &. Davles
Feet of every deicription fitted nt
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Will oloso every evtMiiint at 0.30 P.M.
We Examine Eyes
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net'ded you arc promptly told
so. We also guarantee a per
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