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SC RAN TON. PA.. TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH tT, 1894.
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M IT M
The New Fiotliiagluiu Tlii'iter U h:m
Opeaetl to Uu .ublic.
IT IS ft MAGNIFICENT STRUCTURE
One ol the Most Distinguished Audi
ences Ever Assembled 1 ot;ether
Under One Scranton Root Wit
nesses the Initial Production That
Ciives to Local Amusement Lovers
a New Temple ot Pleasure Play
and Players Greatly Enjoyed Mr.
Russell's Speech Description of
the Theater Notabilities Present.
What Was Thought and Said In the
Probablr as distinguished an audi
euee as ever collected together iu ttiit
city at a secular enter taiuineut wit
uetsed last evening lbs dedicatory pres
entation in the new Krothitinhaui thea
ter by Sol Smith EtUMtll aud OOmptOJ
of Clyde Fitch's uew coui-dv, "April
Weather." Aujonk the 1.800 persons
present were mm aud women foremost
in bueineu, professional and social cir
cles. They came prepared to be sur
prised, and they were surprised tirst,
at the utterly uutxpeeted magnificence
of tbe superb new play bouse . secondly,
in the tiuisbed actiug of tue comedian
whom some had not seen since,
nearly a quarter of a century
ago, Mr. Russell, thema strolling and
etrujgliaj player, bid delighted thein
in old Waasinjtton ball with bis droll
mimicry and quaint monologue; aud
lastly, at tbe remarkable smoothness of
a performance toe mechanical acces
sories to which had. only a few hours
before, been boxed and stored iu the
odd eorners of a then uncompleted
structure. When it is explained that
stae carpeuters, scene shifters aud
ushers bad not had opportunity to re
hearse, tbe smoothness and facility of
this portion of the entertainment are
quite worthy of remark beside the more
impoiug elements of an evening's
pleasure that will long linger in the
It has been saiJ that Mr Knssell is
bis own play, and to au extent this is
true even in "April Weather." Al
though Mr. Fitoh has evolved a deli
cate and well-shadd medium for the
comedian's distinguished abilities,, and
although Mr. Russell's art has taken on
in late years a degree of finish, deh
caey and effective flavor whieu have
never ben better displayed than
in tbe softly blended char
acterization of Raphael R d
it is impossible to conceive of aav other
actor fulfilling this part or to think of
Mr. Russell himself in any other rela
tion ta in that of thejqueer, good Yan
kee visionary wbo loves children.
teaches pure, quaint object lessons of
charity love and unselfishness and is
as ao overgrown child in the presence
of avariea or guile. Raphael Reed is
simply Noah Vale, in another attic and
with another idiosyncrasy. And never
baa player's art evolved a purer or
MR BTJMBLL'l SPEECH.
At tbe conclusion of the first act.
after repeated applause, Mr. Russell
responded to the general desire for a
speech. His brief response was a gem
in itself, fully befitting the time, the
play and tbe occasion. This was what
I thank you for the author, the corn
pany and myself, and at the same time I
cannot help congratulating you on tbe
possesion of uch a splendid theater in
which light and sound and all that would
charm and engage the eye have h,en
given dae attention i cannot remember
having anywhere bad tbe r3- asnr of ap
pearinginja bettsr or more completed
play bonse in every detail ami 1 hope yo'i
will enjoy many pleasant and profitable
hours of entertainment and divrion in it.
It is twenty-five years since I nrt ap
peared in your city, hut In juticn to my
self I must insert that I was then a very
young man. 1 remember my appearance
in tbe old ball, wbeu, as an inducement to
people to attend, we inserted a notice in
tiie advertisements stating thnt Washing
ton ball would b swept out for tbe oc
casion. Since th' n my acquaintance with
Scrantonians has not bfn wholly kent. up,
but now that it is renewed, I trust tbm
we will meet much oftener, end with mu
tual satisfaction in the future,
We trust that in the WholaOlM lessons
of our comedy tonight you will find some
thing not inappropriate to the dedication
of so perfect and handsome a theater, it
is our modest belief that whatever Inno
cently relieves the mind for a fw boon
from tbe cares of hneine and causes p
pie to enjoy, with mingled mirth and emo
tion, some of tbe scenes of an entertain
ment thai leaves one better and happier
for having shared in them, is not an un
worthy act, uor one that ruu fail to bring
profit to its producers. In the hope that
you may find many hours of wholesome
plensure and healthy entertainment in
this happy place I beg now to profT-r you
my kinuest wishes and to bid you adieu.
THE HOUSE'S INTERIOR.
Like a Scene from an Enchanted Moor
Ish Cantle In Spain.
Palling through the Arcade, one en-t-rs
hv meuni of a drawliriilx san
ning O ikford court to the first floor of
tb theater. The first portion of the
theater visible is u large and room?
lobby, handsomely decorated and well
quipped with gas jets, and electric
lights clustered in iirtistlc fashion.
The lobby last evening was handsome,
Imt will be even more attractive when
adorned with the finishing touobes,
paintings, bric-a-brac and the like.
Upon the left is located a largo and
beautifully decorated ladies' waiting
room, with cheerful fire pluce, mirrors
and pleasing designs. Connected with
this are model toilet rooms. Adjoining
the ladies' waiting room, upon which,
by the way, the management has
spared no reasonable expense and
which is to have, in something more
than a figurative sense all the com
forts of home, is a check room where
patrons may leave overcoats, um
brellas, wraps, and the like.
Facing the maiu entrance into the
lobby are fine sets of large doors lead
ing to the auditorium. The universal
exclamation of those who last evening
entered beyond these swinging portals
Into tbe fall splendor and rngntnonc
of the theatre If.s df WMOUaof unquali
fied and surprised delight. Much as
has been sai l in ndTnno as to what
tiie house would be Ilk, woeu torn
pitted, nobody, not (Ten tlioss who had
crutlhtttd its various itsgH of
completion, hid had a true
OOnoaptlOU of its exquisite design,
quiet elegance, beautiful decorations
and nermonioas tinting. It was lilt a
veritable dream otsotna Oriental audi
ence ohamber, upon which had been
lavished the artistiO treasures of 011-
tnries of Moorish olviltiatlon, height
cued here and there by modern acves
i uies executed to the very top degree
of our fastidious nineteenth century
1 1KB TIIE aUUXBRA.
The entire interior is treated iu the
Moorish style of architecture an I all
the decorations conform to tiiis ideal.
The tone and treatment esoape auster
ity on the on hand and on the other
fall just short of itit Dsedless multipli
cation of ornaUlSUtS, designs and hues,
by which so many theaters are given
an overorotvded appearance. There is
ootieeable in every direction tbe work
lug out of a genteel design, keyed to
tb taste of th e most reflued observers,
yet giving siitucieut of display and or
uaiueutatiou to occupy the thoughts of
those who prefer unbridled luxurious
ness ia decorative work. If the I'uited
States .had h.-en searched from ocean
to oc-'su it may fairly he doubted if a
prettier or more restful ensemble could
Oontlnutd on Pae 5,
CRANK AND HIS REVOLYSR.
He Creates Excitement at the Home
ot Maor Edwin SmeltZ,
Lancaster, Pa., March 26 A crank
with a pistol created consternation at
the home of Mayor-elect LMwiu S
Smeltz this evening. Toe mayor -elect
antoauced his police force to
day, and one of the appointments,
that of John Stuuipf, of the Eighth
ward,1 as serge.iut. appears to h iv.
given great rage to Theodore Klinger,
who lives iu the same ward aui who
has Sgnrad in police circles before. To
night Kliuger rang th door bell of Mr.
5-meltz's residence, ami when his sum
mous was answere 1 by one of the Utiles
of the household bo ru lly demanded
to see the mayor -elect
lie was tol 1 ue eoold not see him as
Mr. Sm"ltz was too ill to see visitors.
Klinger insisted that he must see him
ou business of me greatest importance
aud upon being again refused, he
pulled a pistol from his pocket and
flourishing it iu tne air he shouted :
"By G- I will see him for b" appoint
ed a Catholic an 1 I will settle him for
Tbe mad man tried to force his way
into the bouse but the frightened
woman closed the doir in his face and
ran screaming up stairs. Thereupon
Klinger started on a will harmgne
from the steps of tbe mayor-elect's
residence, while a big crowd quickly
Mr. Smeltz s brothr went after a
policeman, but k'.inger lft the seen ,
and no one followed him, as the man
bad a pistol and was in au naly hum or.
He was subsequently arrested at his
STRUCK PAY OIRT IN JERSEY.
Newark Capitalist Developing a Gold
and Slivr Mine
Newark, N. J., March 28. Capital
ists from this city ar developing a
gold and silver mine at Jacksonville,
I Morris county, and they claim to be
I finding the precions metals in paying
quantities, inree nooareo seres oi
mountain, meadow ami firm land have
been purchased and the necess ry ma
There is a furore in th" neighbor
hood about the find, and property can
not be purchased there at any price.
Some of the i, re is said to asssy from
$iO'i to f600 a ton.
curt own COMMONWEALTH.
A DoylestOWB florist sent 8,000 rosobubs
to Philadelphia for taster.
Farmers at Beniville who paid 12,800 for
a stalll on four years ago have sold him
Several more bodies were last night in
light of the rescuers at the doomedGay
The rerelpt of threatening letters has
can-ed Rev. Father .May, of Pittsburg,
to plnco himself under police pr it5:inu.
Friends ot Harrj- Johnson, sentenced to
bo h inged at AlleiltOWU for drowning his
daughter, will appeal bis case to the in
The Valley mills of the (JlSSgOW Iron
company( rottsvllle, will start up next
Monday, and the puddle mill at Glasgow
will also resnme.
Bamuei Vaughn, II years old, committed
suicide at MoKeesport by shooting. Finan
cial trouble was the cause, ileloivesn
Wife and seven children.
President IS, K. Meyers, of the State
Bae Hall league, has received notice from
Secretary Nick ioinig that the lenguo has
been granted national protection.
Tbe Msyameslog Boflp society dosed its
work for tho season on Saturday. Iu
twelve weeks it distributed l7,S0fl pounds
of bread and 10,800 gallons of soup.
Ferdinand D, Ricknrt, for fortv.one
vears principal of tbe Lititz academy, at
LltltS, died last, night from the effects of a
stroke of paralysis, Mr. Rlcksrtwas i
years of age.
Pensions have been issued ns follows
Issue of March i.V Pennsylvania, original,
Howell Howell, Neath, Bradford; James
Burns, BerantOD original widow, Jane
The Adams county RepublloM eonvM
tion named John ,M. Ulocber and William
P. Kiesecker for delegates to the state con
yention, Hastings was Ind irsej ju (be
resolutions, but no Instructions were
(loveruor pattisou has appointed Charles
Miller, of Franklin, a member of the board
of i hai itles in place of the late James H
Boott, and Joshua it. Hurkuy to bo pro
thonolary of Merits county, vice ii. B.
Tho result of the Republican primaries
at Lebanon, on Saturday evening for dele
gates to the state eon ventlon is announced:
The delegates elected are J. 11. Thomas,
II. T. F.uston and Charles T. Belinuy. They
were instructed for Healings.
tt'I'hc Lebanon Kolhiig mills resumed yes
terday, iIm puddlers having agreed upon
the following scale: Stove (dates end
swart h, 18,60 per ton; ig iron and heavy
casting". i.75 pet ton; scrap, 11,88 per
ton. The West Mm rolling mill started
in a '.'flu bnsis.
Depositions Sodd iu oi Coloiifl Bract
WOOD HAD NO TICKET TO EUROPE
Ami tho Pi.tintiii Consequently Had
No Us.' tor Him Tho Depositions
Produced tor the Purpose of Ruin
Ing IVlist Pollard's Character Amus
ing, but Not Particularly Damaging,
The Much Talked of Mock Mar
li.io Resulted From Ovor Indul
guuco in Drink.
Washington, March 80,
SEN tbe Pollard-Breokinridgo
CUSS began this rooming inter
est centered in tbe decision of
Judge Bradley with reference
to the admission of certain depositions
taken in Onto end Kentuoky In behalf
of Colonel Breckinridge, to which ob
jection was made 1 .Misj l'ollaid's
Argument 00 the le'nl points raised
against these depositions was heard
by Judge ilradley Saturday.
When the court bad been called to
order, Judge Bradley rendered his de
cision. He said Unit this was a court
of the United States, Tberightof an
Individual to take depositions was a
right winch he might exercise or not
at his will, and with Which the court
bad nothing to do ; but when deposi
tions were presented to the court it be
came the duty of the court to deter
mine whether it was right to permit
them to be read.
Judge llr.nlley th-n took Up the spe
eifiu objection made to parts of testi
mony contained in the depositions. The
first of these objectionable depositions
w is that of a m m named brand, who
refused to .tuswer Whether lie and Miss
Pollard had maintained improper rela
tions, a very odd refusal, so Judge
Bradley said, in view of the fact tnat
he had admitted that, though a mar
iied man, U" had ft qusntod disreputa
ble bouses, What objection the depo
nent could have to answering tho ques
tion the judge could uot see.
EXPERIENCE Ot MUX WOOD.
Tho deposition of William Ci Wood,
a carpenter of Lexington, was read,
Ho had met Madeline Pollard, he said,
at tlie Image ,,f Mr(1 Krau at Sneck
away, near Lexington, about May.
1832, and at Mi-s Pollard's invitation
ne called again and anain, and within
a couple of months he and Miss i'olliird
became engaged to be married.
"I said when we w-ro married I
would take her to Europe, When it
came near to the dale lor setting tbe
time I told h-r I could not take her to
Europe it was tco far and I was
broke. She flew into a passion and
took ' ff tho ring 1 had given her and
threw it nt me."
"What did she say at this time.''
"I t' ink she sai l I was rich and
coul I afford to take her to Europe."
"Did th engagement continue long
after this'.' '
"That ndsd it."
The deponent said ho was d'J years
old at the time au l Miss Pollard tvas
a young woman
Tlir. r.VUOUS HOCK UARRMOB.
There was a stir in the COUrt house
as Mr. Stoll ssid "I will r-a I ilu d -position
of Mr Aleck Julian " This
deponent said he was 42 years old, said
lie lived near Bridgeport, Ky,, and bad
known Mis'i pollard about tifteen years.
Mr. Julian is blind and MilS Pollard
iias referred to him as "My blind sweet
heart my modern Barnahan." He
was not blind When ha met Mis
Pollard about 1880 Tim night
'I, Christmas eve,
four mouths after he beoemo blind, he
had spent at the house of 'Squire Tins
ley. Miss I'olurl was there too. The
next, morning Miss Pollard and the
rest of the company dr ink egg nogg.
I hen t hey Went to the parlor and he
gan talking about matrimony, and
someone prop is id that be and "Mat
tie" should nun ry
'Sqaire 'l'ltily tame la Just then,
very hilarious, and Miss tfattls said.
"Hero is a man who will marry me,"
and the siiiire performed n moel mar
riage for them Julian aud Miss Mat
tie sat in the parlor stone for a while
after this and Miss Pollard, who had
been drinking too much, proposed that
as they were married they should go
to bud. They went up stairs ami J it -list)
s it down on the aid of the bed,
and just then somebody asked for them
from down stairs and 'Squire Tinsley'a
daughter came running uji lo the room.
Julian testified that ouch be had
kissed Miss Pollard, but otherwise he
had never taken liberties with her.
She was thou about IS years old. Jul
latl sai I, in cross examination, that
Miss Pollard was as Dlos girl as there
was in the community, so far as her
virtue was concerned, and lie had
never seon her do, or heard of
her doing anything that was
not inoib st and onsets with the excep
tion of tbe mock marriage, and the in
cident that followed was a result of
her intoxication, lie had kissed Miss
Pollard Imt once.
This concluded the reading of Ilia de
position anil the court adjourned until
ZEU FINALLY SURHENOERS.
He Ia Now Enjoying the Hottiitalltr of
New Y'ikk, March '-Hi William T.
Zsll, fnrmorly treasurer of the Lehigh
aud Wilkus-Uarre Coal company, who
absconded lust January alter stealing
.5:1 i.ooo surrendered himself to Bupet
intend' nl llyrnes at police headquar
ters late this afternoon.
He is now locked up at hoadquarters.
AT THE GAVLORD MINE.
Reiouloe Party Naar the Spot Where the
Victims Wers at Work.
WtUUS-EUnml, Pa., March '.'0
There are all sorts of rumors nfloit to
night that more bodies have been
found at the (Jaylord mine in Ply
mouth, but they are without founds-
lion. Lite last night a miner's coat was
unearthed and iu the pockets was
found a pipe and a ball of cotton
wii k I ii if. The carmen' was picked no
ou the II ior of the plane close against a
rib of coal, and looked us ll it had
been placed there by one of the in
tombed men when he began work. It
could not us yet be identified.
This indicates to the rescuers tint
they me pelting very close to whore
the men were that erinj ou the day
oi tho full that crush td them to death.
Where the rescuers are now nt work
the full reaches In the roof and the cir
culation of air is cut oil' so completely
that there it more danger of gas ex
ploiting than at any time heretotoro.
SUPREME counv decisions
Opinions Tbut Will Interest Many
HoaiUrR la Lackawuuiiu (Jaunty.
PUILsDBU'HU, March 'IJ. -The su
preme court today handed down the
Athei tou, et. al , appeals quarter ses
sions of Larkawanua, Older appealed
from a Canned.
Daw ei. al vs. Enterprise Powder com
pany. Common pleas Lackawauua. Or-iii-r
Pelts vi. Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western Railroad company. Common
Pleas ol Lackawanna, appeal dismissed,
Cbiltoo et. nl., vii. City of Csrboudale,
Common pleas ut l.ackawanua. Judgment
Btockwell v. Webster, Common Pleas
of Licaawauna. Order app.-uled fioiu
Uoydeaspyl et al. vs. Hinesetal, Com
mon Pleas of Lackawanna Juiimeut af
firmed. Brown vs. Hart. Common l'leas of
Lackawanna, Judgment allinued
Haines et ul., appeal qui lur sSSSlOO of
Lackawanna in i aunexatiuu of apart
of Lackawanna township to the city of
dstanton Judgmci.t affirmed,
City of Hcranton vs. Uush. Common
pleas of Laokawanna. Judgment of court
discharging rule for jaduieui lor want of
: utficicnt atUdavilul defettM aflli med.
Plummer vs. it,- liiimide Coal and iron
Company ami Lakawauua coil Company,
limited. Common pleas of Lackawauun.
Wells vs. Bunnell, Common pleas of
Wyoming, Judgment affirmed.
VBTO WOW SEEiflS CERTAIN.
President Cleveland Is bxpected to
Disapprove the Bland Seign
Wa8HIKOTONi March 'ill The prcsi -denl'r,
meseage on the seiguiorage bill
was uot seni to congress today. The
senate adjourned at 1'.' IS
There is no longer any doubt in the
minds of men on all sides of the ques
tion who have talked with Mr. Cleve
land that lie intends to voto the Man I
bill Without his having said ho di
rectly, the whole tone of his converse
tion and his obj ctioBS to the bill made
to thos- who have been ii sisting on his
Signing it, coupled with his statement
that h- cannot consider the political
necessities ot the southern members,
has convinced every one who has talked
with blm within the past two days that
bis mind is made up and that he will
Veto the bill.
The veto will be followed by an at
tempt iu the Senate to add a flee coin
age amendment to the tariff bill, with
the probability of the attempt succeed
ing. This cannot be done ior some
time, however, and meanwhile free
coinage iiils will be introduced In both
bouses, and such a bill may be passed
in the lower house before action is had
on the tarilT bill.
Tho course followed by the silvei
mwi in Congress will, of course, de
pend DpOfl tbe terms ol the veto.
BASE BALI SEASON OPENtO
Seven Iui.lnus are Played in tbe Inleieht
of t hultv
Philadelphia, March "ii. Tim first
regular b ill g ime of the season was
played this afternoon on the grounds
of the University of Pennsylvania be
tween th college boys and the Phila
delphia League team for the benefit of
the nnetnployed of the city. About
800 people were present. The day was
Unfavorable for a ball game, the ther
mometer being near the f reef Ing point,
Hut anVi n Innings Were playot Score;
it. H. K.
Philadelphia 8 0 0 0 1 5 9 18 10 n
l'. of P 8 0 4 8 0 1 t) !' 10 8
Catteries - McOlnnlS, Callahnn and
Qrady; Schueuhut, OoiUert, Stokes and
NATIONAL CaPUAL NOTES.
The Princeton nine was again victorious
yesterday, beating the Georgetown college
boys by n score of 'i to 'J,
President Cleveland has sent the oil y
Vonng Men's t'briatian aseociation a slUU
check, to help raise Its dsbt,
Treasury officials think another interna
tional monetary Oonferenoe will be held,
this time on invitation of Mexico
Ity Admirnl Walker's proposed bill, now
before the joint commission ou the navy,
promotions would bu made much more
By an act ofOongrett, the insignia nnd
iinine of the Red l.'ri as Society will be pro
tooted aaaiiMt infi ingomenls, otily
Knights of 'i'emplnr, Masons and I be
Sixth Corps of the army, who adopted Hie
Red Cross insiguia prior to August '"i, 1W4,
SPARKS BV T ELI GRAPH.
( iver 11.000 worth of muskrnt, coon and
other skins was Hhippeil fnou Udessa,
Delaware, On one day last, week.
W heat in upper Sussex county, DtleV
ware, is so high tliat it wavea in the wind,
and au early hat vest la promised.
A dog nurSS tins been obtained for New
York's new lion oubs, for fear that the
mother linnues, Sultana, will kill them.
With poisouetl whiskey, Ueorge Miller,
a New York halooii keeper, Is charged
with killiug his wife, aud is under ar
rest. Confession to au iS.(KX) shortage by
Treasurer J, W Martin, of Columbiana
county, O., is thought to uiuau one teu
timet as large.
Professor darner, who has been to Af
rica to Hliidy monkey talk, has reached
New York, and says he Is pleased with re
The cruiser CuarlflMtnwn left Rio yester
day for Montevideo, uud thero is now no
American naval vessel iu Brasllian waters,
except the Detroit
Scratched by tho long linger nails of
wing Ling) a leundryman, oseph Wise!
ty, a Baffin) twy, i lytng of blooa poison
ing, and his guardian wants i:.,tM damages.
On Atcuutit ui gautor Colquitt's Uuiii, Little
BnslDfita Is Iraoucted,
CGffilfllTTEE OF NiiiE APPOINTED
Thiy Will Take Charge of the Funeral
ot the Senator from Georgia--The
Answer of Secretary Herbert to
Resolution Asking, tor Information
Respecting Imposition of Fine
Againtl Oarnagia-Phlppt Company
Is Laid Before Dm Houi,L' Minor
Washington, March !0
TDK death of Senator Colquitt, of
Georgia, made today's session of
the senate a very brief one The
opening prayer was made by tho
Itev. Jlr Cau-r, of tue Method, st
Episcopal church, of which church the
dea l senator had Ooen a member, Tne
announcement of the death wss made
by .Mr, Colquitt's colleague, Mr. Gor
don, wiio referred briefly to the life
long friendship between them, in pea CO
and iu war, an I who olfered tho usual
resolutions of regret
A committee of nine was Sppol tiled
to take order for the funeral, which
is to take place from the Senate Cham
br at 9 ii. Ul., tomorrow, to which
hour tne S-nate, at 18 15, adj mrned
BRIEF SESSION IS THE HOUSE
Tlie answer of Secr-tary Herbert to
the resolution asking for Information
respecting the Imposition of a fine
against the Usrnegis-Pbipps company
for failure to furnish aimor plate in
accordance with the term of tlnir con
tract, Was laid before the house nod
referred lo the oomtnlttoe uu naval af
fairs. Several bills of minor importance
were passed. At 1 o'clock tue senate
resolutions announcing the deith of
Senator Colquitt ware received and
agreed to, and the house aUjoiirueJ
KILLED HIS COMPANION.
Trngti- Eft ict of Current Lttsruturi Up
StOUOHTON, Miss, March C6 Five
tougns of this town, aged 15 years,
went to ''Canton Cave" Sun lav aud in
Imitation of dime novel heroes armed
themseives with gnos ami revolvers
W hile camped at the cave one of the
boys named Qsjorg ' Mackintosh pointed
a revolver at a companion, Henry
Myers, supposing the weapon to be
The revolver was discharged and the
Meyers hoy was shot under theeye.the
millet lodging in the head Little hope
is entertained ol the boy recovery
Young Mackintosh was arrested and
plated in the lockup. He ws crazed
with grief at his net aud attempted to
take bis own lite.
COLLfPsi- OF A BANK
A Solid 1-eiiy County Institution l3.es
to the V-'all
HARltlSBUnO, Pa,, March '.'ii A spe
cial to tne Evening Telegraph from
Sew Ii'n ou, fiel 1, I'errv conntv, an
nounces the (ailur hula' of the tank -Ing
house of 8ponsler, Junkia& Co.,
itnl William A Bponslot, a leading
Assignments have been nude for the
hen-lit Of creditors The dispatch
states that "tl is hank Is the only one
m tins (if ction of the country, and has a
large number of depositors among the
farmers of the upper end of Perry
County." No reason ua been given for
AMERICAN I A BOH SCARCE.
Onlv a F, w Man Can b' Sfoureii to
Take the Tineas rf Panihsd 1'allane.
ALTOONA, Pa,, Mircli 20 it was the
Intention of Contractor Sims to re
iiiiuv work on the Bellewovl extension
of the Attoona and LogaO V tllej Klec-
tiic railway, opsrattons upon which
was stoppsd btOhUse Of the labor riots
of lust wn-k.
The Walking bosses Ii nailed about
the eily in search of laborers at ijll par
day each, but only aiont one dOISU
Americans could be found, whereas
ISO nr wanted. Tbe oontrsotor re
liise to sav what case he will jnirsuo in
regard to employing Italians provided
Americana CSnnOt be seen od.
ACCID8N1 Oil suicide ?
Body of n Wilkes Barre Cl'lain Fruud
on the Mi unlal.ia.
Wilms lUititK, Pa, March 80
William J. Willis, a well known busi
ness man residing at Kairvlew, was
found dead ou the mountain today liy
a party of hunters. A bullet hole was
discovered through Ills neck, aud bis
gun lay along ode of his Inalv
Williileft home early this morning
on a hunting tour lour miles from bis
residence and was expo ted to reliirn
about noon. He was 82 years of age
and is survived by a large family It
ia not known as yet whether it was au
mi-lent or suicide.
HATFIELO Nl'COV IMITATORS.
A Feud That Will BUdUOS the Topula
tion nt Kiinxvlllo
Knuxvii i,k, Tenii , March 'JO A
special dlspatoh from Wllllamsom,
Ala.. tO the Journal says It is likely
that the murder of Major I'nrrell at
Thaokor last night by the Kiddles will
start a feu 1 as deadly as the old lUt-field-McCoy
trouble that raged iu the
Groups of men ore mod talking the
situation over and all are heavilv
armed. friendl of both sides are
forming pOSSSSS and trrious trouble
will undoubtedly follow.
THE NEW CHINESE TREATY.
Its Previsions ppnvsct by Rspreienta
WaSBIMOTOK, March '0 -Hepresentn-vive
Geary, of Callfoml . frame! ol the
Geiiry Chinese rrgisiration act, -lias
caused tome SUTpriss by coming out iu
approval oi tbej new Cblntas treaty.
He does not agree with those who h ive
argued that it amounts to au abroga
tion of the Geary law, but looks upon
it rather ns a recognition oi the regis
trillion principle, which is tho feature
of tho law that heart bis name. He
"While I believe that such laws are
justified by ths spirit and Utter of old
j treaties, yet it is Idle to Ignore the fact
that tnrongb all our att-mnts at legis
lating up oi the Chinese question we
have inonrred tbe hostility of a very
largo number of people In the East,
who look upon ail Chinese legislation
al in bad faith, because as violative of
the treaties between this country and
He regards the prop: a d treaties as
an an advanoe on the present one ia
that it allows the total prohibition of
Chinese Immigration, while the preeent
treaty provides only for its suspension
PiACH CHOP HEAtiU FROM
3nuw FsUs in DaUwure and HuIdb the
Fruit as dual.
Wilmington, Marcn ',. There was
a fall of snow early this morning on
the Lower U.;lapare and Maryland
Word received fsotn BridgeviUe,
Del., aud Salisbury, Mi , says that
peaches aud berri-K are probably badly
injureu. The temperature is down to
SENATOR COLOliiTT DEAD.
He Passed Away Tranquilly in His
Washington Residence Yes
Washington, March 80. United
States Senator Alfred Holt Cilijuitt, of
Georgia, di -d a', his residence in this
city nt 7 3U o'clock this morning.
Around the bedside when he passed
away were Senator Gordon and hi
'laughter, .Mrs. Junes; Ssaator Cd
ijuitt's private secretary, bis nephew,
Mr. Bonn; his sou, Mrw. Colquitt, three
unmarried daughters and Ids marrieJ
daughter, Mr Marshall, of Culsugo.
As the end approached, the senator's
breathing became vry heavy, but he
relapsed into uticonsciuasness and suf
fered no paiu
The fhgovjr the senate chamber
was raised to half mast this morning
when the senuto convened and the
som'.ire emblems of monming Were
once more conspicuous iu the tenet
The desk au chair of tue late senator
were draped in black
The house adjourned onl of retptot
to his memory,
Alfred Holt Colquitt, of Atlanta, wtis
burn In Walton county, Ua , the son ol the
Hev. Walter T, Colquitt, an eminent min
uter in his day, April UU, 1K24. He was
graduated fioui Princeton college iU ttic
class of 1M4 and admitted to the bar is
!M5 During the Ms-Mean war be served
as a sliift officer, With the rank ol major.
Be was a member cf tbe Qeorgln legisla
ture in 130 and was elected to the house
ot representative! in the Thirty :hnd con
grms. Be was a member of the secession con
venti ii of the sut uf lieorgia and later
entered the Confedstate service and was
commissioned as major general He was
elected g iwruor of (Jeorgia in lbTC and
and was re-elected in I--"!1 He was elect
ed to the United Slntes senate fur ihej
term commencing March 4, l.t, and was j
re-ele ted in USH. Ilia term Ol service I
would have expired starch ISM
Senator Colquitt was stru-keu With par-
nlvsi- 111 Jnly IS'.'J, and s lice that tune
had been unable to w ilt Without B-sisi-nnca
He has heen able, howeven, to coli
tlune in a large degree ins attendance on
bis senate diitn s, la-ing wbeeh d in and out
of tbe sennte chamber m an invalid chair.
Senator Colquitt leaves a widow, one
sou. Walter i Colqoitt, and four daugh
ters, Mrs. Mar-l.al. wlfji) al Captain Mat
shal ol the Uuited States armv. MV MS
Laura, Hattieand D rothj Colquitt,
GREAT UNKNOWN UNPOPULAR.
Enemloe rf Ton uunweal to 'Vt'aken En
tbualaem with , e i Whisky.
Canton, 0., March 80. A sch 'me to
fnrnish the commonweal army with
lifteeu rr twenty gallon! of bad whisky
has been set on toot, in hopes that the
soldiers m iv get drunk and break up
the expedition before it gets beyond
Alliance Whether this scheme is car
ried out or not, there it good prospect
that trouble will be had within the
next day or two.
Many of the commonweal soldiers
ire murmnring against Marshal Lnis
Smith, "the great unknown," who has
shown an arrogant spirit in governing
them They threaten to turn on him
and "kick all kinds of KturSng out of
aim " The commonweal party pitched
tamp Peff r at Louisville. Ohio, this
afternoon, and at preeent-all is quiet ou
FlASHtD FROM THE CABLE.
Kossuth's library will be placed in the
National Museum nt Budapest,
Careless switching ol trains at Kiume
did 11,000 damage to Bmperot William's
The body of Vou Bulow, the composer,
has been taken from Cairo to Hamburg,
aud the tuiieiai will be held Thursday.
PtUSSla, like Havana, will turbid the use
of carrier pigeons without a government
license fearing trouble when war breaks
Having been refused leave by Qerman
authorities to put on ins bullet proof
cuirass and let men shoot al him. Tailor
Dowo, of Maubciltt, will go to other co uu
tries for a tost.
While tbe novelist lielgol was sitting m
a restaurant in liiva. Tyrol, he was as
saulted by a lieuicuiii! in ih Austrian
army, Who attacked kiln with bis sword,
cutting him frightfully about the head.
Helgel b condition i critical.
GRIM lilAPLh'S HAKVE5T.
Colonel Von Na; inner, one of liet nmtiy's
best cavalry officers and a close friend of
the l'l nice of Wales.
sir Robert P, Btewart, for thirty-two
pears profess of music at Dublin univer
sity, and a n. led cotn ,.s,-r.
Herman Bernstein, head of the whole
sii wot leu house of Biddle, Bernstetu A:
Co., died on BatUlda) niter a short lllneSe.
Wcc I it . :. FORECAST.
QiAH VfAaMiiiOTON, March 86, Aire
cuvi for fneeaayi rue easfem
1 fliatisj.rniim, fmr till H'ccfiics-
Ntenr, suowfy warvur m the in
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