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SCRAKTON. PA.. TUESDAY MOKNINii. .UAK(II (!. ISiM.
TWO CENTS A ( OI'Y.
II DRY IOWA
1 Free Alcohol Petition Presented by Senator
SEIGNIORAGE POT BACK ft DAY
The Famous McG.u-rahn Claim Bobs
Up Serenely An Eventless Day In
the House Mr. Cannon and Mr.
Black Amuse the Audience with a
Gentle Tilt The Pension Appro
priation Bill Lags.
Washington. D. C, March 5.
THE senate committee spurt two
hours today in open session and
one hour in executive suasion.
The famous McGarrnhsn claim
came up in the shape of a bill (the first
on the calender) to refer it to the com
luittee on private land claims, but it
Wfot over till tomorrow without ac
tion. Petitioua einanatinz from the Iowa
Pharmaceutical society against an in
creased tax on alcohol as one of the
necessaries of life, were presented by
Senator Cockrell, of Missouri, who ex
claimed. ''Imagine that, alcohol au ab
solute necessity in prohibition Iowa. "
The seitfuorag bill was rrceived
from the house and was presented by
the vice president, who was about to
repeat the usual foruiula--"Kead the
first aDd second time and referred to
the committee on tinince," when ob
jection was interposed by Senators
Stewart iN'ev.i. Hale (Me l and Allison
(Ia ). As a bill cannot, receive its first
and second rending on the sain duy.
if objection be made, the seigniorage
bill rem tins on the vict president' ta
ble till tomOROW, wiien its second
presentation will b tnvle, whica may
lead to objection and delate.
The senate at 8.05 went intn execu
tive session. The doors were reopened
at 3 15, when Mr. Morgan (D-ra.. Ala.)
offered an amendment to the tariff re
vision. It was read and referred to the
finance committee, and then at 3 20 the
EVENTLESS DAY IN THE HOUSE
The house spent an eventless day in
committee of the whole considering
pension appropriation bill. Toward
the end of the session the monot
ony was broken somewhat by a
tilt between Mr Cannon and Mr. Black,
of Illinois, caused by the form-r ui.ik
in? an unsuccessful attempt to have
General Black tell whether he was or
was not in favor of Mr. Cleveland's
pension policy while lie was commis
sioner of peusions. No progress had
been made on the bill when the house
PITTSBURG SCHOOL WAR.
The Junior Older of American Mechanics
Ocpis th. Num.
PiTTsuiRU, March 5 A storm is
brewing in the central hoard of educa
tion over the granting of teachers' cer
tificates to the nuns elected to teach in
the public acnools. Those of the t.oard
opposed to the innovation have sought
legal advice and propose to combat the
issue when the committee nppointed to
pan on the examination of the sisters
of charity Bled its report on March 13.
State Councillor W T. Kerr, of the
Junior Order United American Me
chanics, authorized the statement this
afternoon that h list definitely de
cided to make a legal test case of the
right of the nans to wear their relig
ious habit while acting as puulic school
OBJECTS TO LYNCH LAW
An Indiana Jndjf i'i Emphatic Evidanc
Lebanon, Ind., March 5, The grand
jury met here today and Judge
Neal instructed them as follows: I
want you to thorouguly investigate
the actions of the recent mob which
attempted to lynch the negro Hall a
short lime ago, and if the information
obtained by rash investigation will
possibly justify it, yon will return an
indictment against every one impli
cated. I want no favor shown in this
matter. Lynch law has co place iu
the statutes of Indiana.".
Hall is the negro who assaulted a
fawner's wife near here. He is now
THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.
Uettlnar of thi Hjuii of lord. Tbt
i it ' I' ).- . l
London, March 5 The house of
lord6 met at 1 80 p. in.- The local gov
ernment bill received the royal assent,
the queen's speech wag read and the
The speaker and members of the
honse of commons were summoned to
the house of lords to he ir the Queen's
speech n ad. Mr. Labonchere and half
a dozen other Radicals remained bt
hiud. Later the queen's speech wm
read in the bouse of commons and that
FIELD IS STILL HELD.
Justice Patterson Denial Hla Applica
tion for a Baleaa.
New Yokk, March .1. The applica
tion which was made for the dis
charge of El ward M. Field from Lud
low street jail was denied today by
Justice Patterson of the supreme court.
He is now iu jail under civil process In
au Bctlon brought by Charles Nette In
which judgment was entered in De
Judge Patterson holds that Mr.
i i. Id's sanity le now established, and
he ia mentally and physically capable
of preparing to atand trial.
fees of the sffiue to have been $808 88,
while his voucher for the county
showed them to have been f 187, 111;
both statements being sworn to, He
was also charged with taking Illegal
Dr. it. f. W. Urban, the ox-olerk,
the judge ihowe I had receive I in the
three years of bis term which ended
Jau. 1 last, over (80,000, on which the
judge said he understood that the
state had received no percentage, no
return having bjcii ill idi by Clerk
Liu lor the act of assembly the state
Is entitled to 50 pr cut ' of the re
ceipts over and above aaal.irv of 000
and olerioal expenses The judge siv
the Moused officials until April 10 to
prepare a statement In explanation,
and Intimated that Indictment would
AFTER COUNTY OFFICIALS.
A Lanoatter Judge Makes Serious
Charges Against Clerks.
Lancaster, March 5 In court this
afternoon Judge Brubaker summoned
before him Clerk of Quarter Sessions
M. 8. Fry nnd ex-Cleric B. F. W. Ur
ban, and made serious charges agaiust
them of defrauding the county and
state. Clerk Fry's return to the audi
tor general for January showed the
HAS APPLIED FOR UiVOIlCE.
The Husband of tht Parmer of Pac
WrXSEsBABRB, Pa.. March 5 Al
bert V Belbel, a prominent business
man here, commenced proceedings to
day for a divorce.
His wife recently eloped with one
Dr. J, Q, Pace. They nre said to be
living together iu Blwood, Nebraska.
ATHENS OF AMERICA JUBILEE.
Observation of the Colonial Oovern
ment Bi-Centenni d Interesting
Annapolis, Md., March 5. The
"Athens of America," as this city was
called while the colonial government
tl wished, today celebrated Its bi-cn-
tenulal as the stat of state government.
The city was iu holiday attire and the
stars aud stripes were waving every
where. At 1 o'clock this afternoon the parade
formed In three division. Th city's
officers, ex-miyors, cletgy, legislative
committees, public school children, St.
John's college c.dets. United States
marines, secret societies, firemen and
historical and patriotic societies were
in the procession.
At -1 o'clock exercise! under direction
of St. .Tonus college wer- given at the
Masonic opera house. Historical ad
dresses were Interspersed with national
Tonight Thomas S. Bier presided
over tho meeting on the part of the city
and stite in tile hall of the house of
delegates. Eiihu S. Riley, the local
historian, read a piper au 1 Profess r
Alfred P. Dennis, of Priuc-ituii college,
delivered the oration
The day of pleasure oonolnded with
t masquerade parade in which Lord
Baltimore and other Colonial charac
ters appeared, aud with a charity ball
at the Assembly rooms.
MAYOR ON HIS MUSCLE.
The Chief Maglsrvn of Denver Bounc?s
Denver, Col., Maroh 5 -Mayor Van
born threw Street Commissioner
Thomas Foulkffl out of his olHee today
and told him never to set foot in it
again until he 0 msonted toobay orders.
The act of ejectment threw the whole
city hall stall' and visitors into a state
of great excitement.
The American Protective association
figures iu the row. Street Sprinkler
Viancourt, a frin 1 of the mayor, who
says he is a competent man, was dis
charged by Fonlkes, it is alb-ge l, at the
instignation of the association.
A MAD CAT TORE HER FACE.
Mrs. Kruno' i Son Had to Beat Pussy
Off with a Hammer.
Chicago, III., Maroh 5 An enraged
cat which Mr. John Kremp.of Tnirty
first aud Doiitield streets, tried to drive
out of the house, 11 tw into her face to
day and with teeth and claws lacorated
her features frightfully.
The woman's icreams brought her
son to hvr ricu-, who tried to get the
cat away; but the enrage 1 animal only
lore and scratched the more. Seizing
the hammer, Kreuip bit the cat over
th head, dropping pussy to the fl mr.
NEW INOICTMtNTS ORDEREO.
The Collapsed E.iuklnic Firm at Lancas
ter Will Be Pur.ti-d.
Lancaster, M irch 5 The conrt to
day ordered the indictments against
E.'K. Smith and E E. Grravblll, ol the
col lapsed banking linn of E K. Smith
& Co., of Columbia, to be quashed and
new ones to be prenared.
The Indictments wero quashed on
the ground that the sheriff had not
properly qualified before thu drawing
of the grand jury.
IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH.
Three Yoiiiij w mm Invostlgtta and Beoome
DANGERS OF THE HARK SEANCES
The Daughters ot Jj jeph Schenk At
tend Spiritualistic Meetings and
BuCjmc Hoptlesjiy Insano They
Rush In the Strj:tti Clad Only In
Their Ni,-;lit Clothes -They Are
Placed in straight J.-.ckets.
Roller akating is again a craxe in Read
ing, There are in lllair county 101 applicants
for a liquor license.
Over 2,1)00 loaves of broad wero yester
day given to the poor of Heading.
About 4,01)0 trout wero placed in the
streinnv near Birdsboro on Friday.
The BoonomlteS at Heaver Tails have
bought for 1180,090 a large manufacturiug
plant at that place.
Ex-Governor Hoyt'l librarv was so'd at
auction lait Saiurday iu Wilikos-U.irre.
He dltyl a poor man.
Two Children who were run down hy an
electric car in Pittsburg were saved by the
excellent guards on tho car.
Escaping from the Lebanon jnil ten
year:, ago. Jaoob Eberaole, the robber, was
captured Friday night at Annville,
Over 14,000,001 feet or logs will be Boated
down Kettle Creek from Potter cmiiity
this spiing to the IrVilliameport saw nulls.
The residence of Hubert llutchius at
Forty Port was oompletelv destroys) bv
fire yesterday. Loss, 17,200, insured lor
Henry Johnson, who will be sentenced
today, at AUentoWn, to be banged for
drowning his child, spends bls tlne sing
I ."iters patent were yesterday issued nt
Harrisburg allowing Maintleld and (,'lmr
tiers boroughs to consolidate under the
name of Carnegie.
The executors of (Jongreasman William
Lilly's csiate, at Munch Chunk, have paid
:;..ir collateral Inheritance tnx to the
state, he baring no direct heirs.
Kilward WilktnS, aed 24, a mlbor ein
pawud nt the Ghm l.you colliery, near
Wilken-Barre, was killed ynsterdav. A
maasof coal fell upon bin and when it was
removed he was beyond recognition.
LOCKPORT, N. Y., March 5.
HE pretty little village of San
born, situated ton miles eat of
Suspension Bridge, on the falls
division of the New York Cen
tral railroad, is iu a state of excite
ment today over the misfortune that
has just befallen one of the most re
spected families of the place.
Joseph Schenk, n wealthy farmer,
with his three dbughters, Mary, Marin
and Elleo, lived happily in a handsome
home in the Tillage, The young wo
men, being highly accomplished and
devoted daughters, were admired by
the people of the village for miles
Of late the young women attended
spiritualist seances ami it was noticed
that a change had come over them.
Nothing serious was thought of the
matter until Saturday evening, when
the people of the village were startled
by s eiug three women rushing through
the roids clad only in night gowns.
Investigation proved that the Scheuck
girls had run out of their rooms and
were 11 Miiig, no one knew where. The
neighbors soon went in search of them
When found the three women were
raving matliaos. They were taken
back to their homo where everything
possible was done to quiet them, but it
was no use, and it was finally round
necessiry to place them In straight
The father is prostrated at the terri
ble condition of his three daughters
and i nnable to account for their sud
den affliction, He has arranged to
have tlieui taken to the Baffilo Insane
The people of tne village did little to
day hut to talk about the affair. They
held the young women iu high regard
and sympathized deeply with Mr.
Scbenok In bis troubles. The Schenck
women were quite handsome.
CRANK AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Ccm'nandd bv God to Take Clia-d
Hrald efPopullet Power.
Washington, March 5 At s o'clock
this morning, an boor before the white
house is opened to the public, a wild
eyed, bearded, commonly dressed man
about o0 years old, appeared a', the en -trance
and told the watchman that he
had come to t ike charge of the h. ue.
He said he had a revelation from
God and iiad been directed to come
here aud take charge of the white
i.oue and turn it over to the Jews.
The Democrats had to go out; the Re
publicans could not gut In, but the
Third Party, to which ha belonged,
would predominate, The man was no!
violent, but he was very positive and
While ho was talking a telephone
call brought the police patrol wagon to
i ho door and the man was arrested and
locked up In the i bird pracinot station.
He gave the name of Abraham Juliai
Killer, and said he had come from
BANK ROBBHH ARRESTED.
H. C. Wilt-haw Caught in Buffalo;
Chnnr'd with a rvime in N. w York.
Buffalo, March 5 Harry 0. Wilt-
shaw, dlas H. C Waikius, has been
arrested h-re by Deputy Marshal
Watts lie ia atvuse,! robbing the
United State! National bank, of 11
Wall street, New York. He was in
dicted by the Lilted States grand jury
Two deUotives, M Ii. Tobin and
George s Dougherty, traced bin from
New York to Boranton, Pa., aud from
Beranton hare. Marsh ii Watti made
the arregt on an order from Marshal
JacobiiH, of the Hicond district of New
lie is charged with making false en
tries and smbeatling lli.OOO of the
bank's funds. Wiltshaw baa been a
gu-st ut the Genesee hnt-d for some
time and was abont to open a bucket
shop in the Erie Oottuty bank building
under the namo of H C. Walking.
DR. AMICK GETS JUDGMENT.
Mfdlcal Journal of St. L nils Could Not
Mek" Ooml Its Attack.
Kr Ltit is, March 5, Judgment was
rendered in favor of Dr, Anting, of
Cincinnati, against the St Lviia Clin
ique, This medical journal questioned
i he right of hia treatment for consump
tion, which many physicians here say
is the only cure for this disease.
Amlck keqn his formula to himself
and Bends free modloinai proviug to
the consumptive Ii- can be cared. All
this is against the medical code, hence
ttioattack and vindication.
I Is Visitid bv a Dn;ruo ivn Fire Yea
DBaDWOOD, S. D., March 5. A large
portion of this city was destroyed by
fire this morning. All that part of the
ci'y lying between the center of Main
strnet and Chinatown Was destroyed.
The loss is es'imated at $150,000, on
which there is au insurance of not to
QUINTUPLETS ARE RARE.
The Kittannlng Farm.i's Wife ErJ yi a
U nlit le Ohitinctlon.
Kittanninu, Pa, March 5 It is
possible that Mrs. David Ii nenherger,
who, on Thursday last, nave birth to
five babies, has won a distinction en
joyed by no other woman who has
lived iu Pennaylvauia for a hundred
years. Statistics show that quintup
lets are exceedingly rare. Dr Char-
pentler, the famous ITrenob obsstriolnn,
compiled some Interesting flgure heetr
Ing on this subject. Among 10,088,888
cases of confinement, In various coun
tries in Europe, there ivsre twins fl,
H07 times, triplets, 8091 limes; quad
ruples, fifty-nine times, and quintup
A "other eminent physician found in
17,780,074 CaBeS, only quadruplets and
one quintuplet, Theife are about
150,000 casea nf couftneijisnt In Penn
sylvania every year, so that, if the
European ratio holds good in this coun
try, even with the present population
ot this state, there woutd be only one
case of qulntrtipleta in a century.
MISS POLLARD'S BAITLE.
Conainsamin Braokinrlda'S Will Havd to
Face n Jury This Week,
WaSIIIKOTON, March 5 Tna Pol"
lard-Ureckiurl Igo trial has been lit for
Tbnraday, Judge Bradley, of the su
preme courl ut the District of Columbia
mi I'M) 17 listened to preliminary ar
KUmelltl iu the case on a motion by
the defense f"r a further postpone
ment. Miss Poltsrd wa; not present.
but her attorneys say sUe will attend
Seventy-three witnesses have been
examined east and west and their testi
mony has been sensational in the ex
treme. On the side of the defense the
name of the late Colonel Swope has
been dragged into the cane, witnesses
swearing that be and not Congressman
Breckinridge had paid for MiBs I'ol-
larii's education aud Intel expanses as
The wife of Ssnator Blackburn has
testified to the fact that Congressman
Breckenridge introduced Miss Bollard
to him as his prospective wife, and
gave details of conversation anil inci
dent, which threw a black light on the
Contentions made by the defense,
Colonel Enoch Totten and Phil
Thompson appear for Colonel Breck
enridge, and Calderon Carlisle for the
plaintiff. It is likely that the case will
take several weeks for trial.
JUBAL EARLY'S FUNERAL.
Thn Confdnit Gratters! Burled Yeater
dsv wnh Impo' iou Ceromonlce,
Lynchburg, Va., March s The
funeral of General iub.-il A, Early took
plac this afternoon from St. Paul's
Ohuroh. The procession was an im
posing one, an I was witnessed by
thousands of pnrsins who lined the
thoroughfares along the entire route.
Hundreds of oi l vet-rans who servi d
nndei the dead general during the war
msrehed on foot in the procession.
The corps of cadets of the Virginia
Military Institute, about '200 strong,
were conspicuous in the lids.
.. at i
SUICIDAL LOViiR SHOOTS.
Clara Fiiend Fatally Wound'd by an
t a-: Lunatic.
New York, March 5. Frlti Nolty,
40 years of age. a sailor, this afternoon
shot Clara Friend, 10 years of age, iu
the left temple ulld then committed
suicide :t ih rdsldence of the girl's
parents, H" Vermont street. Brooklyn,
Nolty has been pest.ring tiie girl
witb'hii attentions, and for the past
week hits been living at her home.
The shooting took place while the Biri'a
parents were out of the house. The
girl cannot recover.
WILL TALK ONLY OF DUCKS.
The President's Mmd Wanders to Water
Fowl wimn Interviewed.
NORFOLK, Va., March 5 In the In
terview, tht president statod that he
killed about thirty ducks and twenty
geese nnd SWAU
He declined to speak about congress
ional mutters ami merely said that he
had heard that the Bland bill had
pasted the houss.
NuT-lS FROM WASHINGTON.
Th8j Cruelty Shoot and Bob a Htddlesmlth
DESPERATE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE
Two While Men with Blackened Faces
Enter tho House of Jackson Vaher
shamp and Demand Money In a
Struggle Over a Gun, the Latlcr Is
Shot in the BrSSSt The Thieves
Escape with a Sum of Money.
Congressman Hourko Cockran will go to
Snn Antonio, Tex., this week, where be
will meet Tammany's chieftain, Riohard
Croker. It is said pence has bsflU declared
between the men.
The court of c'.niins today decided against
the claim of Charles B. Armstrong aod 188
others, of Plttsbnrg, Pa., for fortifying
l'uisbnrg, i'li., against the confederates
during Lee's march into Pennsylvania.
The senate has conflrmeJ the following
Dominations! United Suites Consul, John
M. Bavsge, f New Jersey, at Dundee,
Bcotlnnd; Bngene Tbwnsond, superintend
ent of the United States mint nt Phlladel
FLASHES FROM THE WIRES.
Columbia county, ).. Is bankrupt
An lee (jnrge two miles heig chokes the
Republican river above MoCook, Neb.
Bummer weather prevailed in Burling
ton, la., Saturday, the ihermomotor rls
lug to 70.
Seven dynamite slloks, placed bv a mis.
creant in a New Providence jewelry fac
tory, failed to go off.
Despnndencv drove Edward J. Gonway,
su Inilisnapcdls business man, to hang
himself to a bedpost.
A d"se of morphine ended the woes of
Thomas II. Pngnall, of the Calhoun Opera
company, nt llutte, Mont,
wuii a gift of 110,000, President Beth
Lew. of Columbia college, endows a f-b
lowshlpot sociology at tne institution.
Democrats of Creed, Ool.. nominated for
City clerk Miss Carrie Pell, the first we
man candidate for offlOS the state ever
The Pullman I'nlnre Car comnanv is re-
nortsd to have sold its plant at Detroit,
Mich , to the Wagner oompany for i;n-
Deteotlves have oaptured, in st. Louis,
JntaU I). Praser, the easier who stele le,
000 rr.on theQrana Trunk railway in To
ronto. While sitting at his dep.it desk nt Hay
Sprinus, Neb., tleerge A. Still, telegraph
Operator, was ihot dead by an unknown
James W, Kennedy, who reosntlv lifted
a It!i0-pound dumhell, fell through a trap
uoorann was osoiy injured at water
town, N. Y.
Wealthv, nnd heretofore respected,
Parmer Isaac Qoodman has b'oU arrested
at Blkwood, Ind., for actloga "fence" for
his sen Dick's robber baud.
The New Ynrk Press club will present
Mrs. George w. ChiMswIth a silver heart
ihaped plaque, bearing resolutions ot sym
pathy with her upon the death of Mr.
it whs ThsddsuN v. Bsulton,of Orsntt)
N. J., who Committed the mysterious ell!
oldest thaGedney house. New York. He
was president of the Urewers' Metullie
8TROOD8I)L'l:a, Pa., March 5.
THIS oonnty is again the scene of
what will prove another runr-d-r.
Jackson Vullersbamp, who
lives in Mid llesmlthfl Id, near
the Milford road, nine mil s from
Btrondaburg, Ii the victim. Just be
fore noon ns he was alone In the house
he was pounced upon by two men, wno
demanded hia money. A struggle en
sued aud Vallorahamp sUOOeede 1 i'i
knocking the men down, and then ran
to the closet and got his gun.
The men were on their feet In an in
stant and grappled with Mr. Vallars
bamp, and iu tna struggle succeeded In
getting the weapon from blin. In the
effort to get possession of tiie gun, Val
lershnmp received the contents in the
breast of a full charge of snot, blowing
a hole through his body, taking away
part of the left lung taud coming out
at the back.
The thieves then robbed him of his
pocketbook containing $33, washed
their hands in a creek that runs near
the house nnd then escaped. The men
had their faivs aud hands blackened,
but in the struggle the shirt of one of
the robbers was torn off and some of
the black was rubbed off' the men's
hands nnd faces, showing that they
were white. There Is no clue. The
robber ransacked the bonse, overlook
ing $100 stored in a trunk.
The neighborhood is np In arms and
a systematic lesroh is being made.
Two peddlers were arr -sted 00 suspic
ion by Policeman Welter, of the
Btroudsburg police, but as they gave a
clear account of their movements dur ing
the day, they w. re released. Val
lershamp .is atill living, but there is
littl'j hope of his recovery.
SUPREME COURT OFINIONS.
Decrees He.rid.-d Dowu from ths Final
Ben oh of Justice '
Washington, March 5. A number
of opinious were banded down by the
United States niprnne court today,
among them the following: No. 140,
.1. Dniilap iV Sons, appellants vs. Sim
Held, Maeou A; Co. Appeal from the
circuit court of the United States for
the eastern district of Pennsylvania,
Decree reversed with costs and cause
remanded with directions to dis
mife the bill. Opinion by Mr. Justice
No. ill, the Johnson company, plain
titt In error, vs. William Wharton, ir .
& Co. (limited), etc. In err. r to t. e
circuit court cl the United States for
the Eaeteru district of Pennsylvania.
Judgement affirmed with cost aa I in
terest. Opinion by Mr. Justice liar
No. 2(10, the Pennsylvania H ilroul
oompany, plaintiff in error, vs. Thou as
No. SOI, (he Pennsylvania Railroad
company, plaintitl hi error vs Charlsa
T. Stewart, pnssed on account of sick
ness of ronbeel sul ject to t he provisions
of the 20 'i rule on motion of Mr. Wil
liam A. McK mney In behalf of oou is.i
for plaintiff In error.
ROUNDING UP IN TEXAS.
Sorrowful Democratic. Politicians Ga'.hor
in ths I.m S:ar State.
San AKTONIa, March .Vlt is ru
mored here on good authority that
there Is something Important beyond
the movement of Hie leading Demo
cratic politicians of New York to
San Antonio Hon. Frederick Cottier!
arrived here about a week ago and is
atill in the city, Hourko Cockran is on
his way and will probably arrive on
Wednesday. On top of this a dispatch
was received here today stating that
Mayor Oilroy, of New York, who is on
Ills way to California, would arrive
this week stopping off here a few days.
Mr. Croker was asked today if the
gathering of the Democratic leaders
here was of any significance. Tie re
plied that he was not aware that any of
the leaders were coming to Sm An
CONFESSION OF A BURGLAR.
A Prisoner Attempt i Bulolda and Ac
knowledge. Having Committed Harder,
COLUURUS, O, March 5 Charles
Murray, a negro burglar, serving a
twelve year seiit-nce imposed in Greene
county, attempted suicide tonight by
bursting a poker into his throat an I
dashing his head against the will.
Believing that he was dying, he made
a confession lo Warden James to the
effect that in 1887 he murdered a farmer
ami his wife near Xenla, O, Robbery
was his object. To conceal the crime
he burned the house with the bodies
Ha was suspeoted and tried, bat the
jury acquitted him. The prison phy
sician behoves Murrey Will recover.
WHERE MOB LAW RULES.
Ewift Juaiiot Pursues a Murd irer in the
Land of Cotton .
Savannah, Oa., March 5 A special
from Collins, (la , ears: Sylvester
Rhoaues, the negro who shot to death
a young white m n, named Robert
Rosier, at Cobbstown, on Feb. 'J I, was
brought to this town tonight.
Tiie negro was instantly surrounded
hy uu enraged body of citizons aud It ia
reported that at A p. in the negro was
shot to death.
MINISTER POTTER DIN .P.
Qiven a Farewell Dati'innt bv Ammican
Cltii.na at Rome.
ItnMic, March 5 The Americans in
Rome gave a farewell dinner this
evening to tho retiring United States
minister, William Potter. Tfce Rev.
Dr. Nevln presided.
Among tho aeventy guests ware
Wayne MaoVeagb,the incoming United
States ambassador; Baron Blanc, min
ister of foreign affairs; Count (Han
otto, court chamberlain, and the most
conspicuous uimnber.1 of ths diplo
matic col pi.
LOST HIS MOUSTACHE.
A Younor Lavyei'ri J-:ncl.lnB Fxpsrianoa
Mi ma, March 5, John W. Hutchin
son, jr., a young attorney from New
Y irk city, and a former student at
Svnrthmo; - college, called upon a
young lady at the Oollege and start' d
lo go to the train shortly after 0 o'clock.
In the darkness be wn attacked by
about fifteen or twenty young men
Students of Sw..rthm ire. He savs they
threw him to the ground and shaved
off i,is moustache. Then they dragged
llim, head down ward, over the mud ly
ground for a distinct of a-tvral hun
dred j nrls.
The unit of clothing he had on at
tiie tuna was dragged n the mo 1 and
completely ruined. U. the crowd who
made the assault upon him he recog
nized several of the party. He knows
of in motive for the attack but that of
jeal my. By the advice of the dis
trict attoruey, Mr Hutchinson went
before Justice Walter and swore out
warrants for the arrest of the students
Conspiracy of Strikers Who Pro
posed to Use Infernal Machines
in the Destruction ol Property.
Charleston, W. Vs., March 5. A
dastardly conspiracy was unearthed in
the mining region today. The strikers
took to Acme twenty seven largo dyna
mite cartridges to blow up the works
snd destroy the store the other night.
At their meeting yesterday, last night
and Saturday, the arrangement was
made to arrest Wyaut, bring him to
Montgomery and turn him over to a
mob of urikera.
Then it wus that the cartridges al
ready distributed among the strikers,
were to be thrown among the troops
who came with the sheriff pOSSe.
Tne plan was next to kill Wyatit and
thon go down the river to all the
works, burning, killing and destroying.
The plan wis frustratoi by Wyant's
being Cikjn to F.iyetteville, thus sav
ing Wyant's li'e an 1 tho lives of the
A man whose name is not known
now nnd of whom no mention has been
yet made in the dispatches, lies bnried
00 the ridge above the tipple, shot to
fl stii by the sheriff's pos.e iu the tip
ple. . -
JOHN JOHNSON'S TERMS.
Announce., Tint He Wid Not Rac
Z mmerman for Money.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 5.
Bicyclist J inn s. Johnson announced
today that he would not race with
Champion , A. A. Zimmerman for
money, but would meat him for "a suit
able pr.z-" and the championship ol
Johnson proposes to enter in "class
B" of the League of American Wheel
men. BURGLAeS BLOW UP A SAFE.
T ley Also Chloioform a Family nt Gir-
QlBARDVlIXE, Pa., March 5. Bur-g-
irs last night entered the house of
J iiu) MoKernin, obloroformed the f am
i v and ransacked the premises,
They sscured but little for their
t ouble and they turned their attention
1 1 the office of the Sohuykill Traotion
c impany Chey blew open the safe
and ot $u00.
fllr Wilbu 'a Promotion.
SOUTH BSTHLKHIM, Pa., March .V Hoi
!in a. Wilbur, eastern superintendent of
I he Lehigh V alley railroad has been ap
pointed general superintendent ot the
whole system from Jersey City to Buffalo.
NOTABLE DEATH ROLL.
Major David P. Uivin, vice president of
the First National bank, at Huntingdon,
Kx-County Auditor J, It. Cassel, also
secretary Ol tho school board at North
Mrs. Mary .1. Isznrd, W years old, wife
of Samuel beard, president ol the com
mission e)t puoac instruction, ot t auulo'i,
Albert Wallace, of New Hampshire,
aged S0-, for HO years an employe in the
treasury department at Washington,
where ho dropped dead.
Robert Haines, widely known in central
Pennsylvania for his remarkable resembl
ance to James ii. Blaine, and a Republi
can politician, dropped dead at SuuwShoe,
Sergeant Joaeph (illligan, the Dnvor,
(Col.) weather observer tot tan years, is
dead. I le ha,! been iu the signal service
ii? yen's and made the Drtl weather obser
vations taken at Wellington.
Dr. W. 11. Williamson, aged 4l) years, a
resident of Bedford springs, l'a., died nt
Wllkee-Borre suddenly, of hear I failure.
He was a director nnd general agent of the
ttssoi Ic Mutual Savings and Lean associa
tion ol Chicago.
In addition to our magnificent
.stwk of Printed India Silks, we
hitvit added a now lim.- of
Swivels, &c, &c.
Extraordinary Values in BLACK
SILKS and SATINS.
Four Qreal Specials in PEAU D'
SOIE ami SATIN DUCHESSE,
98c, $1.15, $1.35 and
The ix-st values ever offered aud
wear absolutely guaranteed.
Cheney Bros. Black Bro
J ohn D. Cutter' s (warranted
pure dye) Taffetas,
Gro-Grain, Mervelleux and
510 and 612 Lackawanna Ave.
Til" PMTTI rrnriiti a nunnpn iunn n i
int buiin mum Si mm rrbun
RUBBER BELTING AND HOSK.
CHAS A BCHIEREN ft CO '3
And Oak-tanned Leather belling.
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce St., ScraBton, Pa.
FROM ACROSS THE. SEA.
Mr. (Hailstone will recommend that bis
friends, Btuari Rendeland Reginal Wilby,
he raised to the MlUge,
Thomas Bills has been selected as Llb
eralWbipiu plaoo of Mr, Usjorlbanka,
Who goes lo the lioii-o of lords.
Thomas Bdward Kits, M. P., ouo of tho
I ad-of the treasury, has been deelgnSted
to succeed the Right Hon. BdwaraHar
orlhanka as patronage seoretary to the
treasury and OOiei liberal whip, the latter
having sucoeeded to a seat In the huusc of
It le officially announced that the Karl
of Kimberly will succeed Lord Roeebery
Be seoretlkry of state foreign affaire, and
lit. lion. Henry Hartley t-'owler, presi
dent of the local government board, will
take tho place of the Karl ot Knnberly nt
secretary of state fertile Indian depart
i 4- 1
Lewis, Reilljf & Davtes
Feet of every description fitted at
Lewis, Reilly & Davie3.
Will close every evening at fl.li'J P.M.
WARM Waauiitotog, March f. Fort
I iu for TVetdoy: For eastern
1 nansyftNiato, gntmlly fair,
ooaHNtted aiga lanueratitrescittsj
leiin.v. h'tir tft'ylern I't na.s;ntritn, lair
SffCSpl SAOS9efa oa tAS fuA-e.v, voider 7'ites
cejnioif, seuMsXISt ituls.
We Examine Eyes
Fiw of charge. If a doctor fa
needed you are promptly told
so. We also guarantee a pec
AT ( '( 1ST for one week onlyl
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