The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 29, 1894, Image 1
I ARItiHTNESS, good humor K ;iud snap are the essen- Mais of successful jour S uulisui. - - - 4. 4k. - "M 6 "- I"IWSB W (tribune. X PURSUANCE of this be lief, THE TRIBUNE will do its best to push stead- ily ahead. EIUHT PAGES--56 COLUMNS. SCRANTON". PA.. MONDAY MORNING. JANUABY -U, J8!4. TWO CENTS A COPY. TMAT BOOK nws m WILSON TARIFF OFFEI MEANS MTERT4 LIME Present Status ol tbe Measure as Contrasted with Its First Form. THE INCOME TAX PART WILL WIN There Is a Growing Belief That This Populistic Feature of the Measure, Although Odious t Many Demo crats, Will Be Forced Through Under the Crack of the Party Whip. Some of the Modifications That Have Been Made in the Various Schedules Hawaiian Topics to Oc cupy the Senate's Time. Washington, Jan. 28. THERE will now h a OMMtloo for a time of tariff talk in tba housa anil the members will addre themselves for three days this week to tbe mysteries and perplexities ami pros And cons of the income tax The McMillin bill upon this subject re ported to the bouse from the commit tee on ways and means last Wednes day will be submitted tomorrow as an amendment to the Wiliou custom bill so as to unite in one measure all tho schemes for raising reveuue aaide from tbe sales of bonds. Tho general debate on this proposi tion will occupy Monday and Tuesday with night sessions, and on Wednesday the bill will be considered under the five minute rnle for amendments. The general debate will be opened by Mr. McMillin, of Tennessee, the author of the measure. Some of the leaders of the house who have taken little or no part in the tariff debate will doubtless be heard on this proposition. Mr. Pence, tbe Democratic Populist of Colorado, will propose to .mi n I the bill by the adoption of a graduated tax on incomes, runnir.g from 8 to 10 per cent and which he believes will pro duce over a hundred millions iustead of thirty millions, tbe estmuto of tbe pending bill. TO UK REPORTED THURSDAY. After the vote shall have been taken in committee of the whole on Wednes day afternoon on making the income md whiskey tax scheme a part of the Wilson bill the lnttor will bo ready to report on Thursday to the house for ratification. Before tbe final vote is taken, however, Mr. Reed, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Crisp will address tba bouieoa ",he general subject of tariff and rev inue, their text being the perfected bill. It is likely that a vote will not be reached until lato on Thursday, and possibly not before Friday. The Wilson bill has considerably changed since it was reported to the house several weeks ago and not alw.iyi in accordance with the desires of the committee on ways and nutans, Two or three of tbe defeats the committee have sustained have been notable, but they retrieved one of them yesterday in re-establishing the time when the free wool and manufactured wool schedules should go into effect. The house in committee, of the whole have decided Jin favor of Representative Tom L. Johnson's motion to h ive both go into operation on the day of the ap proval of tbe bill. Yesterday the wars und means committee got the dates re stored as proposed by them free wool Aug, 1, 1894, and manufactured wool Dec. 1, 1894. SUUAR ON THE KRKE LIST. Another defeat from which the committee did not recover re sulted in placing all sugars, raw and refined, on the free list Hnd abolishing the bounty at once. This was the most important incident In the consideration of the bill. All at tempts to take iron ore, coal and lum ber from tbe free list were unsuccess ful. Among the more important changes effected in the text of the bill as re ported were the following: Reducing the duty on pig iron and manufactured iron in sixteen paragraphs 5 per caut. generally, and increasing the duty on naile and screws 5 per cent. ; putting plows, rakes, disc and tooth harrows, threshers, cotton gins aaB (arresters on the free list (over the committee's ob jection), and striking out the recipro city clause from the petroleum para graph. WORK IN THE SENATE. The senate will probably wind up the election law debate this week as far as the Republicans are roncerned. Hawaiian relations are still an open question in the senate. The resolution reported from the committee on for eign relations declaratory of the sense of the congress in the matter is still pending. Notwithstanding the fact that the report was almost unani mous, it appears that some of the Republican senators follow ing in the lead of Mr. Allison, find the first section, declaring against annexation at the present time, objeo tionable to them. So it may be that the resolution, which at first promised o pass speedily, will continue to occupy the attention of the senate for some time, and particularly is tnis probable if an issue is raised by tbe moving of the Dolph amendment, requesting the recall of Mr. Willis, or by Mr. Vest's insistence upon hi amendment materi ally Humifying the language of the section touching annexation. DOLE'S CHARGES AGAINST WILLIS. More Hawaiian Correspondence May Be Sent to Cong-rssa. Washington, Jan. 28 The mail from Honolulu, by the Monowai, which arrived in Han Francisco a week ago Thuraday, was received in the city yes day. It was confidently expected that this mail would bring President Dole's letter to Minister Willis containing the specifications of charges made by Dole against Willis in the "extraordi nary letter" which President Cleveland transmitted to congress. Nothing was transmitted to congress on the subject today. . It it believed, however, that the above mentioned let ter of President Dole u in the handi of the secretary of state. It is likely to go to congress on Monday. This letter is said to contain a detailed specification of the acts of Minister Willi, which President Dole de mandtd an explanation of in his "ex traordinary letter." The specification W said to be elaborate and on the same lines as bin original assertion regard log Minister Willis' acts. BOOM IR THE SILK BUSINESS. Plan to Build One of the Largest Milla in the World. HaZLETON, Jan. 28 - -Negotiations are now leiug made to loeate a ai Ik mill here, which of its Kind will be one of the largest in the world. The projec tors of the concern are Reed and Lovett, the present operators of the Weath erly mills. The new mill, it is pro posed, will contain :W,0U0 spiudles and employ liUO hands. The Lehigh Valley railroad company has off-red a site south of the city. Arrangements for the construction of buildings costing $25,000 are being made. These are to be fitted with ma chinery costing $10,000. For the first time In six months the Weatherly silk mill went into full blast yesterday. TEN THOUSAND DEAD. WILLIAM WIL L SEE BISMARCK i The Drama ol Reconciliation to Have Another Interesting Chapter. KAISER TO VISIT THE CHANCELLOR The Beautiful City of Kuchan, Persia, Is Completely Annihilated by an Earthquake. San FuANCISCo, Jan. 28 Additional advices by the steamer H-lgio from China, announce the complete anni hilation bv earthquake of the town of Kuchan, Persia. Ten thousaud corpses had been recovered to date The once important and beautiful city of 20,000 people is now only a scene of death, desolation and terror. Fifty thousand cattle were destroyed at the same time. - - SOUNO ECONOMIC LOGIC. Protest of the American Protective Tariff League to Congrees. New TORI. Jan. 28 The Protective Tariff leagu- has prepared a protest against the Wilson tariff bill, which is addressed to congress and will be sent to that body at once. Tne league sets forth its several objections to the bill as follows: tiecause it will reduce wnges: because it will give employment to foreigners: be cause it violently strikes at the protective system; because it is folly to suppose we can buy from foreigu countries and still give our own people more employment and better wages: becanse it will be time enough to capture the markets of the world wheu we are assured of our own. The passage of the bill, the ieague protest declares, will increase ami make more permanent the present evil, will lower the standard of living, and will rob the American producer of the American markets. FREE FREIGHTS AND FARES. Lively Little Railroad War Now Rasing in Utah Mountains. Denver, Jan. 28. A peculiar rail road war between the San Pete Valley railroad and the Rio Grand Western is reported from Manti, Utah. The former line is 44 miles long and runs down the valley from Nepui, where it connects with the Union Pacific to Manti. For over half this distance it parallels the Western, and to compel this line to come to terms on a local rate the Sin Pete is carrying passen gers aud freight free. The manager declares he is able to keep this up for seven years, unless the Western eomes to time. The San Pete railroad is owned by an English com pany and is a narrow gauge. TO ABOLISH INHERITANCES. Ui-or Measure Introduced Into the Ohio State Senate. Columbus, o , Jau. 28. a bill which claimed a great deal of atteution was presented in the Ohio senate vesterday and provides that a person makiug a will or distributing his or her property shall not disinherit any of the children and shall only have the disposition of two-thirds of the estate, the balance going as directed by law. The idea is to do away with favorit ism in the making of wills aud prevent the tendency to entail riches upon the few which, it is olaimed.statittici show has grown to an storming extent. TINKERING THEIR PROTEST. Knighte Make the Ann- Bond Case Very Much Stronger. Washington, Jan. 18, -Very ma terial ino litications will be made in the Knights of Labor petition for an injunction against the issue of bonds by Secretary Carlisle before it is pre sented in court tomorrow. The petition ha been broadened in many respects particularly on technical points, which, as the council antici pate will make the petitioners right to a standing in court clearer and more undeniable. IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH. The last registry discloses 37, 18,r voters in Berks county. lt'vllOof tbein in Read ing. Allentown has $J11 left from its Liberty Bell receptlou fund of November to give to tho needy poor. City licenses have just been enforcod in four test cases iigainst owuers of coal aud beer delivery wagons atLebanon. Many bogus checks are charged up against W. A. Snyder, a 1'ittsbuig bucket shop" broker who lias failod. Carnegie's right-handed man. H. C. Frick, has given $7,50(1 to the Braddock school board, which Las a deficit to meet. Two 10-ycar-nld burglars, Willie tmith and Harry Meyer, broke into Ksterly's hajdwaie store, hi l'ittsville, and are in jail. Pittsburgers and Alleghnnians proposes to make such improvements that they can use the Allegheny river boats as a belt line for all local railroads, A Lancaster jury awarded 11,275 dam ages to Harry Kaull'uold. 12 yoars old, for the loss of part of his hand iu the Coues toga Cork company's elevator. A kerosene oil dealer, of Shamokin, Thomas Uibbons, was fatally burned by striking a match for his pipe and sotting his clothing afire while out driviug. Fcul play is feared in the case of Harry Daub and William Stohr, young men who Mysteriously disappeared from their homes in Fredericksburg, near Lebanou. In Return for the Courtesy of the Man of Iron's Journey to Berlin the Younc, Monarch Will Conde scend to Return the Call by a Spe cial Itinerary to Friedrichsruhe. Count Herbert Bismarck to Get a Fat Diplomatic Position. London, Jan. 28 S rJlIE Hamburg correspondent of tho Central News says that Em U peror William intends to visit Prince Hismarck at Friedrichsruhe this week. The. visit, however, may be de ferred until the prince's birthday, in April BERLIN, Jan. 28 - As more details of Prince Bismarck's short sojourn in Berlin are ascertained, it becomes plainer that the reconciliation was di vested carefully of political import Certain newspapers persist in enlarg ing on the probable political results of his reported conferences with Emperor William aud Chancellor Von I'anriyi. but such a course is not warranted by the lacts. It Is kuown positively that Bis marck s private conversation with the emperor lasted but ten minutes and that l iprivi did not talk with bun at all. The report that the old and new chancellor had a conference arose from a caso of mistaken identity. Adjutant tieneral t ount on Lehndortf, who resembles the chancellor, called npon the prince and was supposed by several newspaper men to be tho chancellor hiuisslf. The prince did not desire to talk politics with either tne emperor or tue chancellor and refrained carefully dnriDg bis reception at the royal pal ace irom an allusions to public ntiaus THE KECUNCILI.-.TION COMPLETE, Bismarck's visit in Berlin gave him unmixed pleasure. Nothing occurred to jar his feeling. Dr. Schweninger savs that the -visit had tho best eff ct o:i the health of the prince who on tho night ot bis return to rreldriohsrhne enjoyed an exceptionally long and pro- round sleep. Uiunt Herbert Bismarck who went back to r reidrichsruhe with bis father, returned to Berlin the same night as the emperor had expressed a wish to see him at the birthday recep tion on Saturday. Yesterday he was at court. In the diplomatic circle it is now accepted as probable that count Herbert will be appointed ambassador to Austria-Hungary in the room of Prince Reuss, who has resigned. Austria-Hungarian politicians would hail his coining as a happy outcome of the reconciliation, signifying the ces sation of Prince Biamark's efforts to discredit Austria-Hungary as an efficient ally of Germany. AS TO THEATRICAL LICENSES. Judge Endlich Decides Against the Aud itor Oeneral'a Instructions. Reading, Jan. 28. William Calder, manager of "The Span of Life" com pany, playing an engagement at the Academy of Music, wus arreted for refusing to pay a license of $"0 under the act of 1H1.T At a habeas corpus bearing before Judge Endlich ho was discharged, il having been shown that the performances aregiveu by Johu D. Mishler, the lessee of the house. In his opiniou Judge Endlich said Mr. Mishler was t he proprietor or les see of the Academy, had paid v,i license for his theatr, and is, in point of fact, the person who gives the exhi bition. When a theater is under the control or a person who pays certain performers for thoir servicrs. the. eihi Uitiau is his and not that of the troupe. - - THE STUDENTS PAINTED GREEN. Several Lively Collegians of Rutgers May Be ExpU d New Brunswick, Jan. 28 Nine Rutgers collegs students were sum moned before President Austin Scott here yesterday morning for participat ing in tl:e green paint episodes ou Wednesday and Thursday evening). It is expected that several will be expelled from college. The "senate." the controlling body of Winant's dormitory, where two freshmen worn drilled from thoir beila on Wednesday night and painted green win see mat tne onenuors are punished to avenge the indignity. e LAND OFFICE FRAUDS. Schema Involving Bcgaa Pre-Bmptlon Claimants Unearthed at Duluth. Duluth, Jan. '& Special Land Of fice Inspector Swineford has unearthed what appear to be extensive frauds in connection with 17 pre-emption ulaiim on valuable limber lands. It is alleged that men were picked up on the streets of Duluth and Super ior and induced for $2.' each to go be. fore the land office and file pre-emption claims, making affidavit! that they had settled upon the lands covered by the filing prior to March 8, 1891. The charges and affidavits have been sent to Washington. BOUND TO HAVE PASSES. Virginia Solona Oun for Railroad and Steamship Companies, Richmond, Va , Jan. 28,--The Vir giuiu Legislature seems determine.) that the railroads shall give them f res passes. Mr. Cooke, of Norfolk, iu th house had offered a bill requiring rail road, steamship and steauiboat com panies which shall be horeafter char tered or accept amendment to their charters heretofore granted, to trans port free of charge within the Statu members of the general assembly. lhe Cooke bill, if pissed, will cause a contract to be made between the State aud such transportation com ptnies as ask for new charters or to iiave their old charters amended for the free transportation of members of the legislature. BUTCHEREO AN OLD MAN. After Losing Monay in Bank He Is Slain for Hie II ml CrBBTON, la., Jan 28. R. G. Good ale, an aged farmer living alone in a little house near Alton, bus been found butchered in his hoiiss By the failure of a bank at Tingley he lost $400. and has since kept considerable xuuis iu his house. There were sixteen wounds on Good- ale's head and neck, any one of which would havo caused death. The old man had, apparently, been knocked senseless and then subsequent blows and stabs were given to insure death. Two pocket hooks carried by him are missing. Considerable money secreted iu the house was overlooked by the robbers, . , CAUGHT ON A TRAIN. Three Notorious Safe Burglars Brought to Book in Toledo. TOLEDO, Jan. 28 John Flavel, alias Johnny the Rat ; Charles Proctor and Henry Jackson, three of the most notorious safe blowers in the United States, were nrrested Imra on a Mich igan Central train at 11.80 last night. A full kit of tools, including nitro glycerine aud revolve, were found in Havel's satchels. The trio are wanted in Cleveland, D-troit and other cities. POTTERS' PECULIAR PREDICAMENT. They Are Not, Strictly Speaking, Out on Strike, Neither Locked Out, but Are Idle. Trenton, N. J Jan. 28 -The gen eral ware potters of this city are still standing out against the proposed re duction in their wages, and, as they are thoroughly organized, they say they will remain out all winter rather than accept the new scale of wages posted in the general Ware potteries last week. A peculiar feature of the pottery situation is the fact that the men insist that they are not on strike, and the manufacturers say the men are not locked out. The potteries have not boen working steadily for some weeks. The trouble affects at least 5.000 men, women and boys. No matter by what name it may be called. 5,000 pottery employes are out of employment be cause of the reduction iu the scale of wages proposed by the manufacturers, and though business may be in such a state at this time that the full comple ment of employes are not i -quired, yet the meu would not return to work under the present scale of wages even if the shop wera busy. there are twenty-seven potteries in Trenton, and seven decorating shops. Of these, twelve potteries are affected by the rrductiou, aud all except one of tne decorating shops have posted the notice of reduction. The sanitary ware department of none of the pot teries is in any way affected, there be ing no reduction propose! iu these departments. LIKE A LIVING MUMMY. Buckeye Doctors Puzzled Over the Uuear Case of a Bucyrua Boy. Bi'CYiti s, O., Jan. 28 A caae that is attracting considerably mtorest is that of young Harvey Renvoi), of Waldo, south of Bucyrns, in Marion county, lhe boy is mummified below the knets, a condition that succeeded a recent lit of vomiting. 1 he physicians say that the feet firat turned yellow and black, and the mus- cies resembled dried cartilage, similar in color and general appearance todark colored glue. The doctors are unable to assign a cause for the conditiou, which has existed for weeks. The boy seems to be very plucky and cheerful. Hopo is entertained for his recovery. . THEY SWINDLED MANY BANKS. Oiirantic Sohime Involving tha Loaa of $200,000 Unearthed. Kansas On, Jan 2H - A gigantic swindle involving f.'uo n has been unearthed here. It appeirs that the lumber firms of George W. Howell fc Co., of Atchison, Kan, and J, H. ISemis, of Jefferson, Tex , nave beeu telrauding banks from one end of the country to the other by meausof fraud uleut exchange drafts. One hrm would mage a draft and se cure the indorsement of the other and vice versa. Banks in Nebraska, Texas, Connecticut, Omaha. Chicago, St Louis and KausaB City are involved. -ev- FOR JACKSON AND CORBETT. Clube Will Now Off.r Their Blda for Next Via- Fight. PITTSBURG. Jan. 28.- Another offer of a big purse for the Corbett-Jackson contest has beon received. I). Levy, secretary of the Tacoma. Wash., Athletic club lias wired Jack son, offering a purso of $40,000 for the affair, e AGAINST THE WILSON Till I Candidate for Governor of South Caro lina Standi for Protection. Columbia. S. C. Jan. 28 Dr. Samp son Pope, a candidate for governor and onn of the leaders of the reform Demo crats of the state, lias come out against the Wilson bill. He announces himself In favor of pro tection to American manufacturers. .e Injured In a Stront Car Accident. San KliANclsio, Jan. lis. -A heavily- laden electric car overturned at the corner of Cherry Mid Thirtieth street" last night, injuring twenty-one outof ninety people aboard. e . JOTTINGS OF FOREIGN NEWS. The Barings madn 1517,801 profit last year. Mnnv parsons have been frozen to death at Koorvak, Russia. Two accomplices of Itamon Morull, the anarchist, who tried to shoot Barcelona's governor, are under arrest. Auarchist societies in and about Carrara, Italy, are being broken up as the result of Crispi's summiiry treatment. Sent to prisou In 1S82 for shooting a Ual way (Ireland), constable, Michael Walsh was released ou account of poor health. IT AND INSTRUCTION WITHOUT L FINLEY'S III MILITIA WORD Ordered to Be in Readiness to Quell Riot ol Striking Miners. RIOTER STEM'S QUEER DEATH The Belief Crows That Instead of Be ing Shot by the Company IVIen, He Was Assassinated by His Comrades in the Conflict at Stean's Bitumi nous Mines - Great Excitement Manifested in the Quiet Little Bor ougb of Mansfield, the Peaceful In habitants of Which Find Their Usual Sunday Calm Rudely Shattered. Mansfield, Pa., Jan. 28. f ALF the member of Company K L-, Fourteenth regiment, have just J J been sworn In as deputies and also a force of twenty five Mansfield citizens. The militia will be ready to move ut a moment's notice, and if nec essary tomorrow will be increased by a company from Pittsburg. MANSFIELD, Pa., Jan 28 Never be fore did the streets of Mansfield pro sent such a scene of excitement as tbev do this evening. News has just arrived that a buttle is in progress at W. J Stean's mines, on Tom's Kuu, between a band of rioters and a force of deputies Several hundred people throng the street in front of the squire's office to hear the verdict, and a largo crowd nas gathered about the station to learn the latest from the skirmish. the report of this last fray was brought by W. J. Steen, operator of the mines which bear his name. He came to Mansfield to secure more depu ties. It is said an engagement took place in which a number of shots were fired. What the result is has not been learned. Mr. Steen reported that a number of the rioters had been cHp tured and are being locked up iu empty freight cars as a temporary jail, Sheriff Richards has gone to the scene. COULDN'T QBT a DOCTOR. Franz Josef Stepig, the rioter who was shot during the battle at the Bead ling mines yesterday, is dead. He died about noon in the Slavic tenement house where he was carried and left by bis comrades. His sufferings were ter rible until a few minutes before his death. For some reason or other he hnd no medical attendance. It is said unsuccessful attempts were made to secure the services of doctors at Mans field. Woodvillo and BriJueville. be canse, it is alleged, the physicians were afraid to visit the terrorized district. Before he expired be made a confes sion to Gsorge Martenfck, a fellow countryman, who was present. He s lid he bad been intimidated into join ing the ranks of the rioters. He had been visited by some of the lawless leaders, aud uot only pursuaded but oommauded to join them. Terrible threats were made. Finally through fear of his life he con sented to their wishes. He was among the number who undertook the Beadliug assault, and was In the front of the line pushing forward when shot down. During his last hours he spoke repeatedly of his family, consist ing of a wife and child. Ihey live at Tom's Hun, on property owned by them. Stepig was an Austrian by birth and was a naturalized citizen, having resided iu this cou utry for six years. was HE SHOT BY his COMRADES 1 There is a startling rumor regarding Stepig'e death. It is disputed by Boine that he was the victim of a bullet from one of the Beadliug rifles. The course of the bullet, which passed sideways through his body, is the basis for this theory. It is alleged that the bullet could not have taken this course had it come from the mine protectors who wore stationed directly in front of the horde This fact has -given rise to the su Bplcion that the bullet was fired from the ranks of tbe rioters. Two motives are assigned for the deed. One, that he fell a victim to the jealousy of a fel low Austrian, the other, that he was branded as a traitor orubout to become one on account of his eagerness to be in tho front of the line The testimony of Matornick, who lives at tSisen, near the scene of the tragedy, and who watched over Stepig until he died, is proof that tho man entered the ranks of the horde contrary to his own wishes, acd on account of which he aroused a spirit of hatred ou the part of his riotous comrades. All doubts concerning the alleged suspicions of foul play will be settled at the inquest next Thursday. e JOHNSON BREAKING RECORDS. Champion Skater of Amiica Lowera MUe Record to in.. 5. CLEVELAND, Jan. 2S John S. John son, champion ieo skater of America, broke the world s mile record of 1 Sg by skating a mile here iu 1 10 11 5 with a flying start. Hsrrv llulse, o! loronto, with a set start, skated a quarter of a mile iu 36 seconds, beating the best previous rec ord, which was 117 i! 5. ev PUDDLE MILLS START UP. One Hundred Men Get Employment from Disavow Iron Company. PoTTSTOWN, Pa , Jan. 28. The pud dle mill of the Hlasgow Iron company, whirl) lias been idle home months, will resume operations tomorrow, giv ing employment to about 100 men. lhe plate mill will also be continued in operation. . QUEER SOMNAMBULISTIC WALK. and let himself down to the roof of an adjoining out-kifohsn. He swung himself clear of the roof of this building and clutched the limb of a tree. He then slid to the ground and scaled tenee, entering the premises of a neighbor. Ho rapped loudly on tbe door awakening the family. He was sound asleep and almost frozen to death when taken in the house and it took quite a while to thaw him out. -e - TRIED SHOT-GUN ANTIDOTE. Facytory ville'a Famous Epiok Turns Out to Be Flash and Mood. Sfn'i-iaf in thf Srumtoit Tribune. FaOTORYVILLB, Jan. 28 The Fac toryville spook uiysteryhas at last been solved. A village man went to the scono where tbe spook personage was wont to appear, taking with him a double-barrelled shotgun. He waited a few minutes in a dark passageway of the barn, and soon bis patience was re warded as he saw the object of bis visit. Raising bis gun to his shoulder be wus about to discharge the firearm when the person of ghost like pursuits cried out, "Don't shoot, its me." The identity of "me" was not revealed, but tho ghost has not bteu seen since. GOT THE FLEMING OUTLAWS. Probable End of the West Verginia Lawlessness of Which Doc Tay lor was the Ringleader. Lancaster Youth F und at a Neighbor' House Nearly Froaen. LakcasTKK, Pa., Jan. 28. -A remark able cas" of souilmmlmlism occurred here early vesterday morning when the lii-year-old son ot Robert J. Evans left his bed in his night dress, oponed door, climbed upon the balcony rail t warmer nmth ttXnds New Your, Jan. 88. A special to the Sun from Big Stone U ip, Va , says i Three Virginia officers tracked ttie two Fleming brothers from tnis county to West Virginia, aud found thum on Thursday in a store in Bjggs, a lonely little rsltroad town more than fifty miles from a railroad. Cal Fleming was shot instantly through the brain. Heenari. his brother, shot each of the three officers. He was shot iu his chin and had the fingers of bis right baud shot away. He shot Ed Hall through the back of the head, Doc Swindell through the neck, and John Branham through the right lung. Than he gave up. Cal Fleming lived long enough to ask to be brought back home, but was buried where he was killed. Heenan is iu jail at Nicholasville, and will probably re cover. Branham is dead and buried near Cal Fleming. Hall and Swindell, who are badly wounded, oame home yesterdey. The Flemings were the ac complices of old Doc Taylor, who was hanged in this county last November for the murder of the Mullina family nearly two years ago. Taylor aud the Flemings built a blind and waited for their victims a week in ambusa. They killed old Ira Mnllins, his wife, his son, an idiot driver and a hired boy. They shot the two horses and riddled the wagon. For a long time Odor and the Flemings evaded the officers. Even after Taylor was caught aud convicted the Flemings boasted openly of tbe murder and detied arrest. HID IN aTsTUFFEdIoFFALO. Train Robbr Cauaht Trying to Fire Out of One of Its Eyes. DSADWOOD, S. D., Jan. 28 A train gobber named John Dalton, was cap tured by oue of the Northwestern Ex press messengers yesterday. Dalton had himself expressnd on the inside of a stuffed buffalo, but this Greek game was spoiled by his removing oue of tho animal's glaBs eyes, through the socket of which he stuck a six-shooter, cover - enng the messsnger. lhe latter, howeyer, got out of range and leaped on the back of the stuffed animal. The back caved in and ho dropped on the robber inside, and sat on bun until tho next station was reached, when Dalton was turned over to the authorities. The safe contained $.10,000. MR. CHILDS STILL LIVES. But the Margin of Vitality la Not Verv Encouraging, Piiii.Aur.i.i'iiiA, Jan. 28 -At 4 o'clock this afternoon Mr. Childs fell asleep and up to 6 o'clock he had not awnk oned. His sleep was quiet and natural and no change was uotiueable iu his condition. Up to 9 UO tonight there had been no change in .Mr. Childs' coudition aud his physicians believe he will live through the night. CORBETT AS A BALL PLAYER. Manager Hanlon, of the Orioles, Offers Him Princdv Mnn to Flay. BALTIMORE, Jan. 2K Manager Han lon, of the Baltimoro Base Ball clnh, has drawn upacoutract ottering ( ham- pion Jim Corbett $10,000 to play with the Orioles the coming season. ( orbett is a tine ball plaverand made juite a reputation on the Pacific slope. ' - SATURDAY'S NEWS RESUME. A big snowstorm preails throughout New Knglaud. The birthday of Kinperor William was celebrated with much brilliancy. Champion Corbett has refused an offer of 10, nun a seasou to play with the Balti more Base Hall tiiam. .lames .1. Corbett sparred three rounds at Madison Souare garden Saturday night and was welcomed by ti.OOU people. Tho steamer Ktliehvald from Port An tonio, was struck by a gale on Jan. 13, aud three of the crew were badly Injured. i'he value of the proposed site for a now mint at Philadelphia has boen fixed at 1400, S&0. Tho entire cost of tho mint will be 11,900,000, The National Saengerfest will take place at Madison Spuire Harden, New York fune 38-0& Seventy thousand persons are Jt pec ted to attend. The streetcar company at Bridgeport, 'nun., lias stopped trying to run cars as the strikers have prevailed upon the peo ple not to patronise the company, The rioting Hum, Slavs mid Poles at Biidgeville, Pa., near Pittsburg, have dis appeared, after creating sad havoc among the inhabitants. A baud of twenty citl- lis pursued the rioUis nnd captured sixteen of them. WEkTHER FORECAST. WsranrotOS, dan. ?S. Forrra.il for 'luvstlati: Fat eo.vam IVnn. -i nffainia, Wr tn (As morning, i (Mm! mm in euirniMi wrmnrr ami probably nun during (Ac night, iCLGUOY 510 AND 512 LACKA. avenue. IEI SILKS Extraordinary Value. We have opened a line of Figured Louisienne Silks For Waists and Dresses. 95c. a Yd. The former price, $1 .35. (They cannot be duplicated) Also a new line of Solid lilack Brocaded India Silks and Satins In newest designs. Our Plain Black Satin Duchesse at 89 cents. Former price, $1.25. FINLEY'S THE GUTTA PERCHA & RUBBER MrWi FAMOUS Maltese Cross RUBBER BELTING AND HOSE, CHAS. A. SCHILREN & CO "8 PERFORATED ELECTRIC And Oak tminod Leather Belting, H. A. Kingsbury AGENT 313 Spruce St., Scranton, Pa, Lewis, Reilly & Davies Reliable Footwear. Feet of ev-fry description fitted at Lewis, Reilly & Davies. Will dkm fvorv t-veoing t 0.80 p.m. UCOSpt Saturday. We Examine Ejes Free of oharge, fa doctor needed you are promptly told so. We also guarantee a per fect lit. WATCHES AT COS T for one week only. W, J. f BEL, ARCADE JEWELER, 215 WYOMING AVE.