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SCBANTON. PA., SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1SJ)4.
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lnteres'liii" Part of the Sanate Proceedings
Took Place Behind Closed Doors.
MR. PECKHAIH IS SNOWED UNDER
Remonstrances to the Wilson Bill
Considered Mr. Hoar's'Rcsolution.
Mr. Bland's Efforts to Secure a
Quorum That Would Support His
Motion to Closo the General Debate
Upon His Bill to Coin Seigniorage
of the Silver Bullion, Unsuccessful.
THE interesting part
aton of tho sen.
which took place
behind closed do I
Wasiiinc rns, Fob. HI.
HF. interesting pirt of today' eos-
senate wiit that
in lecrst mid
ors. lue puo-
lio proceedings only occupied ball an
hour's lime, and wre mainly eonflaed
to the presentation of renaonetraneea
against the Wilson tiritT bill
The only point outside of mob rou
tine mutter was tii adoption of a
roaoltttion otlreJ by Mr. Bosr (Mass.),
leqn-stinc tba president to transtritt to
the senate nil reports and dittfatohl
from Mr. Willis and especially tbedii
1 itch communicating a ietter from
President Dole specifying crtiin
enlarges against the ooadoot of Mr
Willis. Tliis letter, Mr. Hotr ex
plained, was pnbliahed in all tbe morn
ing papera today, but he wanted it to
l ' fflci diy communicated,
Prckham'i nomination for asiooiate
justice of the supreme court of the
United States was defeated in the sen
nte by a vote of 41 to 'ii
The vote was as follow:
For continuation Democrat'' Bate,
Blackburn, Bvron. Butler, Caff re r. Faulk
n.-r.neorge, Gray, Harris, Huston, Lindsay,
McPhereon, ttartin, Mill, Mitchell (WK),
Palmer. Pasco, Rananm, Roach, Turpie,
Villus, Vi orhees and White il.a. I
Republicans jDlson, Hale, Mitchell
(Ore.), Petiigrew, Piatt, Proctor, Siuue,
Btoekoridge iPop.), Kyle. Total 88,
Against eonflrmation Bepnblicaaa, Aid
ricb, Allison, Cameron. Carey, Chandler,
'nllotr, Davis, Dolph, Frve, Uallmg-r,
HanabroDjrb, Hawlsy, Hnriins, Hair,
Lodge, aCanderson, Morrill, Perkias,
Power, shoup, Stewart, Toiler, Wash
Democrats Berry, Call. Cockrell, Coke,
Daniel, QibsenOonnan.Irby, JonemArk.i,
MrLaOlin, Murphy, Bill, Pugb, Vest,
White (Cula.). Populist, Allan, Peft'er.
This shows 23 Democrats, 8 Republicans
and 1 Populist voting for confirmation, aud
18 Democrats, 24 R.-publicaus and 8 Podu
lists voting against.
The pair, wer as follows: Mr. McMil
leii for, with Mr. Vance, against; Mr. Mor
pan. tor, with Mr. Qnay, against; Mr.
Smith, for, with Mr. Dubois, against; Mr.
Gordon, for, with Mr. WolCOtt, again-.;
Mr. Camden, for, with Mr. .Ion- (of Ne
vada), against; Mr. Colqnittand Mr. Sher
n.au, both favorable to continuation, were
ahm nt and not paired,
The senate at 1 1" p m adjourned
PltOCEEliIS'iS IS T1IF. IIOt.sE.
The session of the home today was
practically barren of results. Mr.
Bland's 1T ns to s-enre a quorum that
wou'.d support his motion to close gen
eral debate upon his bill to coin sin
iorage of the silver bullion now in tho
treasury were unsuccessful, and after
four votes by call. of yea and nays,
upon which the largest number re
corded was 168, the hone at l.lo to jk a
recess until 8 o'clock for the considera
tion o private pension bills,
o the m r iiu;( hour Mr. Bontelle'l
resolution oillingnpon the secretary
of the navy for copin of all orlnrs is
sued to the commander of the naval
forces at Honolulu since March 4, 19'J3,
was r-portej fr.m tbt comuiitte on na
val aft' urs, with an amen Intent ch ing'
incr tbe dats to which 'ho inquiry w.is
limited to Mirch 4, HO J, and passed.
GROVER WdlT0 fOU NEWS.
A Cabinet M- i .- Prolongsd In Ordr
to Cl,brt Packham'i Lack.
Washington, Feb. 10 Tho presi
dent whs informed of tho defeat of the
Peck ham nomination within a few
minntes after it had been r -jMcted. A
crominent senator sent, n telegram to
Mr. Cleveland over tho wirn running
from the senate to the white house.
During tbe cabinet uieting, which
lasted from 11 o'clock until half put
two, the preii lent nnd the cabinet of
ficers present waited for some news
from tho senat, and it is said that the
Meeting was prolonged in the expecta
tion that something definite would bs
MUST TAKE THEIR VIRUS.
Ths Pupils In the Wllltamiport Son sol a
to E Vacclnat.d
WiixiAMsroitT, Feb. 16 Batween
s-ven and ei'ht hundred of the chil
dren attending the pnblic school here
were vaccinated to lay by order of the
board of health, the school board hav
ing passed a resolntion dismissing, on
Monday, all who fail to comply with
the order. As there are over 0 000
pupils enrolled it is expected that the
nttendance will be materially de
creased. Legal proceedings have bsen startd
to restrain the board from taking this
step and a preliminary injunction has
been applied for.
LOBENGULA IS DEAD.
Tho Kmc of Iho Matnheios Did Not Sur
vive Their Root Long.
Caj-kTown, Feb. 10 The death of
Kiug Loliengula i confirmed. No
particulars, however, have roachod
le re up to the time this dispatch is
All of the late King Lohengnln'a reg
iments, except in" Invato regiment,
which is guarding the king's grave, aro
HENRY ADMITS HIS CRIME.
Henry admitted that he made the
bomb which was found several years
ago in the Banana De La Boeieta Gen
eral He added that lie had just put
cogetner recently two bombs besides
tho one nsed by him Monday evening,
but denied that he knew whore they
Aftur the examination by Jodge
Meyer, Henry was t ikeu before Jndge
Bspinas, who la dealing with the evi
dence concerning tho explosion at the
police station in tho Boa Des Uons
Bnfanta a year ago last November. Hs
was confronted with Pan) Bernard,
Each lud been told that the other had
confessed, aud a violent sceue followed
An anarchist suspected of destroying
the papers in Henry's room, between
the latter's arrest and tba police
search, was arrested this evening.
COLONNA IS DETERMINED.
Be Will Take Stops to Regain Poisoislon
of His C hhdron.
Paris, Feb. 16. Priuos Oolonna has
gone to Naples. He left this city three
In an intervisw with Maitre Cortot,
counsel for the prince, the lawyer said
that Prince ('oloiiii i was determined In
regain possession of his ohildren, and
that he will take the necessary steps to
MR. IBWS STATEMENT.
The Ex-Frcsident Gives Interesting
Data Concerning the Financial
Condition of tbe Reading.
Philadelphia, Feb. 16 Ex-President
A. A. MsLscd, of the Reading
railroad, was on the stand for two
hours late this afternoon at the hearini:
before Master Crawford in the suit
bronghtby a Isaac L Rice, for tii r un
val of thsResding receivers. Mr. McLend
told of the condition of the roal
when he became its president in, 1896,
how he improved its general conditio i
ami how and why the ''coal combine"
and the Boston nnd Maine and Now
York and New England deals wera
formulated A vital point developed
was Mr McLeod's declaration to At
torney Bijur that "the stock transac
tions (meaning the Boston and Maine
and N-w York an I New E island
deals) had nothing more to do with the
receivers' ip than vou had."
Mr McLsod further said that the
Reading i.as now about $106,006,660 in
vested in onal lands, two-thirds of
is undeveloped and to carry which it
costs the companv about 64, 606, 006 p"r
year. He then dwelt npou the teasing
of the Jersey Central and Lehigh V.il-
ley roe ls, telling w'latan advantage it
was to the Residing to control the an
thracite output and explained th9 ef
fort to secure control of the Boston
and Maine nnd New York and New
England roads, so as to market the
Mr. McL od said at least 2,OD3,0:)0
tons of anthracite coal and one ami
a half million tons of bitnminou coal
would nave been marketed in the New
England states by the Ilea hug, with
a respective profit to the latter com
piny of 66 cents and 80 cents per ton,
had the New York and New England
nnd Boston nnl Maine deals been con
summated. In addition Mr. McLend declared the
mining of the two mi'.li.in tons of aa
thracit coal would have reduced th
cost of mining tlio Reading' whole
nntpnt fifteen cents par ton, thus giv
ing an annual net gain to tho Reading
Of about $2,700,000. While detailing
the methods emplovsd in the stock
transactions. Mr. McLuod said he
pledged $830,666 of Readlug genernl
mortgage bonds which bs person illy
owned, with I'rinca ft Co, so
as not 10 involve the Reading company
in the purchase of the stock should the
plan miscarry. Attorney ll jur asked
Mr, MoLtod where he got tbe $81 1,666
of bonds, whereupon the ex presi leu',
produced a receipt from Maxwtll &
(ir.ive. of New York, for $806,000 of
the seenrities, they being bought at
86f less 24 psr cent. T.ie hearing will
be resumed next Tuesday afternoon.
PHILADELPHIA AND ERIE.
Tho Affair of thi Road in an Excellent
PaILADKLPBTA, Feb. 10 The regular
meeting of the board of directors of
tho Philadelphia and Erie Railroad
company was hold here today. iN.
I'.irk r Bhortrldga wa re-elected pres
Ident am) J. S Vansandt wasYoslected
secretary and treasurer. An annnal
dividend of 2 per cent, piyable Maich
1 was declared.
The improvement in tho company's
physical anil financial condition is at
tributed largely to tho nid furnished by
the Pennsylvania railroad.
IN OUR OWN COM M 3NWZALTH.
Oft M MAKES
ft BOLD DASH
Ho Leads a Btormlog Party or IniorgeBU
ft BATTLE NOTED FOR BRAVERY
The Troops Under the Admiral Com
manding the Rebsls Make a Heroic
OhargS on the Government Garri
son They Are Driven Back by
Overwhelming Numbers Tho In
surgents Number Only Few Hun
dred Men, but Still Hold Brazil.
Video, Feb. ill,
THE Insurgent chat
roy on Friday, F
able for act of
miral la lama h
obnylklll comity's now tax rate is
Tbe Anarchist Oonfsoooo That H Is an
Kzpert Bomb Makor,
Pauis, Feb. 16. Emile Henry, the
anarchist who threw the bornl) in the
cafe of the Hotel Terminus, was ques
tioned at length today by Judge Meyer,
the examining magistrate, in the case.
F.x-Congrcssmnn A. Herr Smith, of Lan
caster, Is dying.
The poor directors of Schuylkill county
want ?d,:tI1 this year.
Btx-ysar-old Mary ilraine traveled 1S00
mile, alone, from Kansas to friend in Wil-
Tbe Cumberland grand jury began an
investigation Into tho charges of crook
cdness at the county poor house.
The Delaware county school directors
voted down a proposition to hold the
Teachers' institute in the summer.
George Karnes, wauted in Syracuse, N.
Y,, for the murder of Detective .lames
liarvey last July, wa captured at Hun
Harry Dean, wanted by Undo Ham for
the post office robbery nt Duncausville,
whs turned over to the government at Al
The one hundred and seventh meeting of
the Philadelphia Conference Methodist
church will bo held at Kaston, hegmuiu :
Miss Josephine lloueha failed to appear
at tlie altar in Mt. Cnrinel, and the In
tended groom, Alexander BOttOWiSi hail
her arrested on a Charge OS stealing 6600,
John . Lonhiirt, 73 years old, of Am
bler, became paralysed partly last evening,
and his death is a mailer of only a lew
hoiirB. Mr. Leiihart was very wealthy
and well known.
Orders were issued 1 8 get the two large
furnaces of the Heading iron company in
operation early next month. They will
tarn out 8K) tons 01 iron a week. A tube
mill of the company will resume next
Monday. It employs liii men.
Rid ik JANEIRO, Fob. 12, via Manto-
vid. o. Feb. Hi
irge at Nlchete
h 0 was not
himself led the
storming party. He shot Colonel Taaso
FragoSO, of the government garrison,
mounted the Officer's horse, and rode
head His example caused wild en
thusiasm among liia men. 81 X sailors
obtained horses in a similar manner
and galloped after him. Behind these
seven horssm n the insurgent rushed
to tile plsBS.
There, their force was divided nnd
sit uked by an overwhelming number
of infantry and' cavalry. The insur
gents were poshed bank slowly, with
out giving any signs of panic. Admiral
Ds (I mn, who was the last man to
embark, was wounded in the arm and
neck, Neither Wound i severe and
there is no doubt of hi recovery.
Every officer of the insurgent force
was injured in the charge. The total
lo of the insurgent was 270 The
goveromet loss was little short of 600.
To make the attsck the insurgents
collected every available mm who
eotlld he spared from his pojt They
landed 660 men, and consequently had
left bttt eighty men to gUtrd Cobras
stand, and but twelve to bold Fort
VillSKaignon. The government had at
tiie lime 10,000 troop and hundreds of
boats at its command, A diterminel
attack on either island could not h ive
failed Yet no attempt was made to
capture either position. Cobras i
never defended by mor- thin 1100 men,
and Admiral Da (i una has, all
counted, fewer than 700 mon at his
Admiral Mello is sulking in Parana
gun. Qonersl Qomercindo Saraiva's
insurgent army in the mountains of
Parana nuiuliers only 4,560 men, ami i
held in check by the government
lorces. which command tho narrow
passes. The government fears nothing
from this force. Nevertheless, the
president seem unable to end the wnr.
Admiral Da (iatna may continue his
hlnfl for mouths, and even win the vic
tory. An insurgent captain told the United
Pros correspondent yestnr lay that his
friends no longer expected help from
the south. Their only hope now, ho
said, was to win by government
blunders, Admiral Da Gatna hal de
cidednot to surrender to Rtar Admiral
Benham merely because be dared not
dsert the men who were providing the
insnrgtits with money. Those men
now hold Brazil by the throat In or ler
that they may save the money that
they have invested here.
ASSAV COMMISSION'S WORK.
Tho Ccm nlttoos on Woiglilng snd C mat
ing Meko a H-pirt.
Philadelphia, Feb. 10, -The assay
commission conciuled its labors at the
Philadelphia mint thi i morning Chair
man Terry called the body together nt
10 o'clock, when the committees on
weighing, counting and assaying mile
their reports, all of wbioh were highly
The coins reserved at tho Philadel
phia, San Francisco, Carson City nnd
New Orleans mints for the purpose of
the commission were 10.000 pieces with
an aggregate value or 661,064.76,
YELLOW FEVER SPREADS.
The Captain of an Auoiiian Snip Among
London, Feb. 10 A dispatch re
ceived from Rio Janeiro this evening
savs: "Tho captain of the Austrian
warship in the harbor died of yellow
fever yesterday and there aro otlm
cases aboard the vessel. Tho Portu
nose warship is also infected. The
United States squadron communicates
with the shore only by a hired tug
"The fever has Iroken out, on the
British WSShlp Itncer The merchant
shipping is suffering henvily from tho
BU RN ING OF A STEAMER.
A PaSSSniier Vessel l"stroyod at Daltl
mnr. by Flro.
Baltimore Fob. to Tbsslds whssl
iron si a in r Ida wsh burned to the
water's edge tonight and the bull filled
with water and sunk. The I la was
bollt in Wilmington, Del., in lhHI, and
and has for several yearsplied between
this port and points on the Chesapeake
hay, in passenger and freight trade.
Bbs was 196 fet long, 86.8 fMt beam
i nil drew 8 5 feet.
I'lie loss is about . . iniuranco,
STEELE MACKAV5 ILLNESS.
the arguments for a new trial.
Tbn prisoner had taken bis seat
quietly, but when the attorney
A. S. Trude, who conducted the
prosecution, entered the court-room,
Prandergast apparently crew wild with
mice. Springing rroin ins rhslr lie
yelled at Mr. Trude and uttemp'si to
rush to where the attorney stool.
Several hnilltY-i surrounded the ox
cited prisoner ami forulhly took him to
hiii sent, when hosat glaring at Mr.
Trade, but creating no fuithor dis
turbance as the hearing proceeded.
FOURTEEN LIVES LOST.
ihoSteamir Alurt Loot 1 bs Cook tho
San FbaNOISOO, Feb. 16 Sydney ad
vices say that the steamer Alert, while
on hor voyage from Port Albert 10 Mel
bourne r oently, sank during a terriide
gale and of the fifteen man aboard but
olio managed to reach land and tell the
slory of the disaster.
When the Alert left Port Alb.rt she
had a crew of twelve men all told, be
sides two passengers in tho saloon.
When the steamer rounded Cape
Schanok B southerly gale was blowing
with hurricane violence, An enormous
green sea broke on board, and as
tho steamer rolled the sea tilled
the decks Hush with the rails,
carrying off everything movable and
passe 1 down tue hatches nnd sky -lights
The fires in the engine room
Were put out at once, and nil hands
were BCSTOciy on deck before uno sea
after another bro'; over the steamer,
burying her to the gunwale. Then
she suddenly went from under theit
feet and all were left straggling in tlf
Pouting, the cook, managed to gt
hold of a 0 ibin door and clung to it all
through the night. When day was
breaking ho touched sandy bottom,
staggered a fow steps up the beach and
fell unconscious, remembering nothing
more until he saw his rescuers around
him near Schanok Light
THEY RESORT TO BOMBS.
The Action of Florida Property Own
ers Who Are Fighting tiie Con
struction of a R ailroad.
MISHAP TO THE
CITY OF PARIS
The Big Stoduiur Disabled oil Her Way to
IS SAFELY BACK TO ENGLAND
Lies Rudderless, but Out of Danger,
Off Daunt's Rock- She Sailed for
New York Feb. II and Lost Her
Rudder Soon After- All on Board
Reported Well Details of the Ac
cident Given by a Passonger.
A Slight Improvement T.-ict.iy, hut Hi
BOTVrv It Nnt Lioktd For.
Chicago, Feb. 16. Steels Maokay,
tho dramatist, who is seriously ill nt
the Richelieu hotel, wns Bomewhat
Mis friends, however, havo no hope
for his recoveiy. His illners is the result
of the heavy work and business re
versos Mr. Maokay has experienced iu
the last two yeurs.
PKENDERGAST IN A RACE.
An Attempt to Attack tho FroMcutlne:
Attorney in Court.
OUIOAOO, Feb. 10. Proudergnst, the
assassin of Cart-r Harrison, created a
stir iu Julire Brentsno's court room
today during the hearing of
Jackson villi, Fla. Feb. io.dps-
pitches to the Times-Union from
Titusville, Fls., iudicate an alarming
state of off lire in the Indian Rivu.
COuntry. H. M. Flagler is building a
railroad to Like Worth which cuts
through many of the prettiest places
on Indian River. There lias been
much trouble about the right of way,
property owners uot thinking that
snftieient remnnei" itlon was offered,
So bitter has become the feeling on
the part of the property owners that
thirty of them have combined and
placed dynamite along the proposed
roule of the railway through their
lauds, these bombs being placed si that
they will explode at the strike of 11
pode. Signs warning engineers have
been posted, ami the property owners
have notified the railway officials of
the steps taken to protect what they
conceive to bo their rights. This ac
tum has brotuht fi work on tho rail
road to a standstill for the present.
Tho authorities have tak-n steps in
tiie matter, and Jiiiiihs Holmes, a
banker, of Jensen, Fla , and J. V.
Wonten, a tax collector of Brevard
county, have been arrested for com
plioity iu the dyiiamiti plot. Mr.
Holmes' lawyer had advised him to re
move the dynamite, ami it is reported
that ho had agreed to do so According
to thn "last report the railroad officials
were calling for volunteers to go ahead
with the track-laying.
K-'irh ISi.fT'rr, D-foat.
Philadelphia. Feb. 1 si. The second
came in the pool tournament was nnt lin
ished until a late hour. It was won by
Dougherty from Keoghby the score of 160
NOTES OF FOREIGN LANDS
By a severe earthquake near the Si
berian border.many Uhinamen were killod.
laiianese cnal is attracting attention iu
India nnd will drive out the Welsh article.
The kaiser Will probably visit Bismarck
in the hitter's homo on Monday or Tues
day. llv the capsizing of a salmon fishing boat
i iff iiu rg Head, Scotland, live Sthermoo
Two new insurance companies in Japan
are called the "Buddhist Lite'' and the
(iermany's infantry soldiers will have
the weight of arms and equipment reduced
Tho pop' will not consent to use his in
fluence against (lerinany adopting the
tr nt y with Hnssia.
L iiidon teetotalers iirenose a demonstra
tion iu honor of Neal Dow, the A mi -ii i.i
Kiro burned up 'll." houses nnd three wo
men nt Bhjnagawa, Japan, and 100 houses
and four men at K ikoshiinn.
Workmen In the dynamite works nt De
mits, Qermauy, have been caught stealing
some of the explosive to sell to anarchists.
By decision of French COnrtS, thS Paris
property of Dr. Cornelias Hers, of Panama
canal scandal fame, worth 6160,000, must
he fold to satisfy creditors of tho canal
MIRRORED AT WASHINGTON.
Bsnator BhsrmaU it laid up with laryn
gitis. It is thought that congress may provide
for ndding one morn nrruored cruiser to
There is little probability of radical
ohangea in the Immigration laws at the
present session of congress.
civil 6jervfos Commissioner Roosevelt
will investigate cliarg.as that the Deni icra
lic stale cominitt o of Connecticut it try
ing to nssess office holders,
The stated treasury balance is $l!17,liT4. -084,
of which l06,tSt,9R is gold. The
treasury has received 806,644,618 on ne
COUnt of the recent bond issue.
It is proposed. In order to secure n steady
quorum, to enforce the Statute ri ipuing a
reduction of pay for each day on which
any member is absent without leave of tho
Tbe Meriitt Wrecking company of New
York has made a proposition lo the n.avy
department to save the wreck Of the old
corvette Kenrsnr(;o, now lying oh Eton OS
.Mr. Hinghani, Pennsylvania, by request
introdn I in the house a bill, appropriat
ing tslln,(i(ju to provide for a national park
and military lesetvation embracing the
Ittttleth Id at Ucttysburg, Pn.
ti EXNSTOWK, Feb. 10.
T1IK steamship Adriatic of the
White Star line, which left New
York on Feh 7 lor Liverpool,
passed Brow Head at 18.80 this
morning and upon her arrival here re
ported passing the steamer Paris, dis
abled oil Daunt's Rack, south of Ire
land So soon as tho news of the reported
accident reached here, the agent of
the American line, on board a tag, left
this port for the spot where the Paris
was reported to have anchor -d
Some details of the disaster to the
Paris reached bare tin on all a boat's
crew, whioh landed from the Paris,
not far from Daunt's Rook, this morn
ing, The boat'a crew report tint the
Paris, during the hurricane on Taoslsy
hist, lost her rudder, and was com
pelled to pnt about and try and make
tor Qaeenstown, where her rudder
might he repaired, ami from their to
put back to Southampton, where she
could be thoroughly repaired,
Being a twin screw steamship and a
jury rudder having been rigged, the
Paris succeeded iu reaching Daunt's
Rock in safely. So soon as possible
afterward one of the life bonis was
manned and lowered ami a boat's crew
was sent sshoro with Instructions to
make for ths nearest coast-gnard sta
tions and have the news of the acci
dent to the steamship telegraphed to
The boat's crew was also instructed
to report that all ware well on board
the Paris, and that there was abso
lutely no danger of anything further
happening to the sUam t.
It is provable that the Paris wlil be
assisted back so far as this port, where
the temporary repairs may be made to
her rudder, and it is believed that Hhe
will then make for QoaSUStOWn iu or
der that the repairs may be completed
The officer in charge of t!i boil
which has lauded from tho disabled
steamship Paris Iirs made bis official
report to the company. In this report
the officer says that thp rudder of the
Paris was carried awny, or very seri
ously damaged, on Monday evening,
when the steamship was about BOO
miles to the westward.
The Paris had lh!l saloon
on board. 110 second class
and 260 iteernge passengers
Ol the Paris says that at no time was
there any serious danger nnd that the
passengers took the matter coolly
when informed of the accident.
TIIK STORY OF THE QALK,
A.S.Bradford, of New York. a saloon
passenger of the steamship Paris, des
cribed the steamship's experience: "On
Sunday morning it blew a gale. The
wind was from the west and was nc
Oompanied by a heavy sea. On Mon
day the waves was mountain high. The
Paris fought her way in gallant style
all day. About 8 o'clock in the
evening she wss plunged hcavilys
Suddenly she stopped. The passenger,
became anxious end began asking the
officers what had gone wrong. The
officers intimated that the rudder post
or trunk wns smashed, but they said
the accident would not imperil the ship.
Tho captain discovered that the lower
part of the tlap of tho rudder
had besoms detached and bent against
the sides of the vessel so violently us to
threaten to smashing in f the plates
Tho ship wiih put therefor under easy
steam in a westerly direction, so the
pressure of tho water passing astern
kept tho huge piece of steel In
a way to do no damage. When
it was found that the COnl aboard would
not suffice to take the ship to New
York, Steaming nine knots an hour,
she was headed for Lhiecnstown. All
tho passenger,, agree that they have
nothing to complain of except in tho
The Paris is commanded by Captain
Randall, n most txperlshoed officer,
and carries a crew of oWI officers and
mmi. She sailed from Southampton on
Feb. 10 at noon and passed tli Need
til at 9 p. m , bound tor New York.
SKINNER S j HIUMPHANT.
and the train was ran on a short spur,
throwing tbe engine and two oars off
the track. Knginior Dnve Thomas is
badly injured and Fireman Arthur
MsBters aud an unknown tramp were
shot and killed.
The robbers blow the express car
opsn with bombs and robbed it. The
amount taken is not kuown.
There were three inn in the gang
and they started north on horseback
after the robbery.
THE CITY OF HANKOW WINS.
Captain King Is Buccesoful in an Ocoau
Kb co with Throti Campotltoro.
yuEESHTowN, Feb. 10. Thi British
ship City of Hankow, Captain Kiug,
from Kan Franoisoo, arrived here to
day, winning the long race from Cali
fornia in which sue had u - com-ii'-titors.
The City of Hankow and tbe
British ship Clan tiaokensic, Captain
Simpson, both sailed fioni San Fruncivco
on the same day, and were followed on
Nov. fi by the British ship Ouutock
Rock. Captain Pike, nnd on Nov. 7 by
the British ship Unriield, Captain
The cspttius hud agree 1 to race to
Qnsenstown for a money prize. The
City of llaukow made the trip In about
BLOWN UP OH 'A TRIAL TRIP.
The Boiler ol the German Cruiser
Brandenburg Explodes, Kill
ing Forty Men.
KIEL, Feb. 16. A terrible boiler ex-
plosiou occurred today ou th- Cruiser
Brandenburg at this port, with tin
usual secrecy that pirvalus naval
affairs the officers of the ship refused
to give any details regarding the acci
dent, but it is known that many of the
crew were killed and tuat considerable
damage was done to the vessel. The
Brandenburg had had new boilers
placed iu her aud had been ordered to
mak) a trial trip today to test them.
The vessel was on this trip when the
Forty-one men were instantly killed
ami nine others were fatally wounded.
Among the dead sure three chief engi
neers, who were on the vessel to r-port
on the work of the boilers, and several
other officers Most of the bodies were
badiv scalded, in some instance tbe
fac-B being so swollen out of shape as
to bs unrecguiz able.
As soon ns the fibers of the explosion
were known to the officer of the deck
he caused signals to hj set showing
that the vessel was helpless. Five
steamers went atoi.ee to the assistance
of the disabled Warship, ami uettiug
lines to her towed her back to Kiel.
Prince RonrV, of Riu.sia, worked en
ergetically aboard the Brandenburg,
He helped dinct the work of relieving
the wounded and questioned tbe ship
officers oonoerning tho names and
homes of the dead nnd woundeJ. The
steam tug Pelican, which was the
first vessel pent to the Brandenburg's
assistance, returned to the quay with
thirty dead bodies,
Tiie news of the accident hal sprend
through the city and thousands had
gathered at the landing place, Four
other steam tugs brought the wounded
ashore. Many of the crew were in
jured critically, All were taken to the
military hospital for treatment.
Emperor William is expected to ar
rive here tomorrow.
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S
Exquisite Material and Finish.
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Giving additional space
and special attention to this
department for one week
we offer handsomely made
GARMENTS at prices sel
dom met with. Th(R
goods are of superior qual
ity ana at prices usually
asKea lor medium grade.
The Embroideries used
in Trimming, the Muslin,
the Sewing, all have been
carefully examined, and
nothing unworthy is of
fered. During this time we
sell the "Queen" Night
Gown, Tucked Yoke Val
encienes Lace Collar and
Cuffs at 98c, regular price,
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
FlASHtS FROM T H ii WIRES.
Ha 0.m O ll Vieturlau in thi Soldier'
Orphan School Omo.
HABBIBBDRO, Pa,, Feb, 10 The in
junction against ths Soldiers' Orphan
School commission was dissolved by
Judge Simon ton this afternoon. This
leaven Captain Skinner free to net as a
member of the commission.
It also leaves the action of the com
mission iu Selecting ths farm of Messrs.
Stewart, as Scotland, Franklin county,
as tho site for the industrial school
valid, and permits tho commission to
conclude the purchasi and certify its
requisition upon the auditor general.
FOR THE LOVE OF DOVE.
A UasaaohuaetU Pastor Klopes Willi One
of HI Flock.
PlTTStlBLD, 111,, Feb. 10 At Mellon,
thii county, tho Rev. J, Oilman
Stephenson, pastor of the Christian
rliuich at that place, baa eloped with
Miss Hove Hone ir, aged '.'II. a mem
her of his congregation
Stephenson is married and line three
TRAIN ROBBERS AT WORK.
The Southern Pscltli Ovsrland Esprne
Wrrckoil at Roncoe.
Los ANUkXKM, OS)., Feb. 18. - A spec
lal from Moj.ive says: The Southern
Pacific overland train was held up and
wrecked at Roscoe, about twelve miles
wst of Los Angeles about 1180 last
night. The switch was throwu opea
Btelle llscksye, the actor, is terionsly
ill at a l IhlCSg i hotel.
Populists fccheni" to start a daily paper
in St. Louis, printers to IidUI most of the
From the bites of Midivinter fair lions,
Carlo Thieinan, the trainer, died at San
Tbe Chicago World's fair buildings will
be sold within a mouth unless destroyed
by tire beforehand.
Bight sonars miles have been inundated
by Hooding waters that hrU- thrush the
levee near Memphis, Tenn.
Un Ids third attempt nt suicide, each
following an unhappy marriage. Henry
Bleb, ol Savannah, succeeded.
Lindsay Dennis, n. of Washington, D,
C, lias wen the "Lit ' medal, the chief
literary honor of Yale university.
Crasv by hiss.'n's death, J. M. McDon
ald rushed in to a Chicago bank, anxious to
kin some one, but was db armed.
For alleged smbssslsment from the de
funct National Hank of Vernon, Tex., K.
I. Wui d and I'. J. Swaseyaio on trial.
Sensational charges that Uncle Sam had
paid annexation agents i.i Canada were
made by Sir .lolin Thompson iu an Ottawa
By a great majority, Massachusetts'
house of representatives voted tosboliih
Fast Bay. and make the tilth Ol April a
Charged with killing her former has
band, Herman Qroeuie, with poisoned
soup, Mrs. Michael Maer is wanted iu Ka-
The New York Cotton Exchange build
lug,at Hanover Square and William street,
New York, has bean mortgage) for 8810,
(lllfl nt 4' per rent.
Dr, Eugene Wi st was at San Francisco
acquitted of murdering by malpractice
Addle Qilmour, the young milliner who
disappeared int Beptembcr.
Returning the tiro of Private Relllvan, of
the army. Barkeeper Frank Soufee, of
Prescott, Arts., shot biin dead, and the
soldier's comrades threatened lynching.
Eire yesterday de-.tro.ved twenty-one
houses in the village of Degow, in Dom
mersnls, Germany, Bsveral psraons were
killed and lull persons were rendered home
less. Miss Ida Powell Who, with her sister,
Baity, keeps a millinery store at Bandana,
Kv.. shot and badly wounded Putty In
mistake for a burglar while Patty was
hunting a match In l hs dark.
The bnrrloanethal passed over Northern
Qertnasy a few days ag. wracked tim
school house of .ackers, a little village In
Pomtneranta, The school was In saion
and Seven of the little ones were killed
and twenty more or less severely Injured.
The general term of the supreme court
at New York bunded down a decision sus
taining the ruling of the surrogate that
Eva I . llano, otherwise Eva U Hamilton,
was not the widow of Robert Ray Hamil
ton, and was therefore not entitled to nny
share of hi estate,
CLOUDY Washinuto. Feb. in. Forecast
J," outisrwiHi r ur hhwh s-iin-sifiiiniii,
.air. lolluwril bij in
nrnuna cloudiness. wanner:
son.'i triads, h'or western Vnn.sifrmim,
Mr, Wlotcsd iy ofotufg,' wArmer, south
THE BUTTI PERCHA & flUBBEB ITS HI
RUBBER BELTING AND HOSE.
CHAS A. BCHLFREN & CO '3
And Oak tanned Leather Belting,
H. A. Kingsbury
SI 3 Sprat St., Scranton, Pi
Lewis, Reilly & Davles
Feet of every description fitted at
Lewis, Reilly & Davie3.
Will close every evening nt !.: F.M.
We Examine Eyes
Free of charge. If a doctor u
needed yon are promptly told
bo. We also guarantee ;i per
at cost for one week ouh
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215 WYOMING AVE.