The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, August 11, 1894, Image 1

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Terrible Work of the Fiendish Train Wreckers
of O.Uaho&u
The Train Plunged from a Trestle Into
a Creek Near Lincoln, Neb., and the
Engine Exploded, Setting Fire to
the Cars and Bridge Heartrending
Scenes Victims Pinned in the De
bris and Burned to deat.i The Rails
Had Been Tampered With.
Lincoln. Neb., Aug 10
H FEARFUL wreck, involving the
A log of . I. vhii livrs, engine and
in tw" c"r'i occnrr(l on tue Chi
u U cago, Rick IImd aud Pacific
railroad, where it momc, on a hivb
trestle, the tracks of the Uuion Pai-ifie;
anil the Burlington ami Mimonri Rit r
railroads, shortly after 10 o'clock last
nitjht. All in -Mention! point to train
wr-ckers a the ciin. Th-dead ate:
C. D. Stannahd. condnctor.Council Buffs,
perished m the ilanies; leaves fain-
William Craio, fireman, burled under
enulne; leaves fiimily.
Ike Dki'ew, engineer, Council Bluffy bur
ied under tiie engine.
Grain Bealer of Fairbury, name nn
k rum u, burned to death iu the
Five Traveling Men, names unknown
bin ic i u idrr cur and burned to death.
Two Faumeiis from Jansen, Neb., en.
route fi r Soutii Dukotab, burned to
Tt e ii'jnred:
Harry Foote briikoman, leu brok-n.
C. ii. cue iky, postal clerk, terribly cut
al'i nt the tin t' a id bend.
Fred Scott, express uieiseuKar, back in
jured and i ut ou the beml.
O. S. Bull, Lincoln, traveling man, in
jured internally.
Train No. 8. drawn by engine No.
213, is an accommodation culled tbe
"Fort Worth Accommodation," and
in due to arrive here ut 0 40 p. in. Last
night it whs about ten iniiiuies late,
and was making up tim wIipii it struck
the trestle that crosses S.ilt Lane creek
about foor in lies from the city and
two from tbe penitentiary When it
struck tbe trestle tbe rails immedi
ately spread, and tbe engine, draw
ing the two cars after it, went ti.ump
ing along over the cross-ties for about
City feet, an I then with a crust; it fell
forty feet to the bed of the creek be
low. The engine burt. and glowing
enals spreading ignited the wooden
supports and tne couches behind it,
and in a few moments tbe bridge, as
dry as tinder from it long exposure to
tbe sun, was a mass of fliiues, The
couls fulling upon the eoeuuas lying in
the dltcliHg st them afire, and five
minutes ufur tbe first warning, the en
tire mass of cars, with their load of
bumu freight below, was one mass of
It was an awful sunt. The flames
mount' d high in the heavens, coloring
the entire southern skv a brilliant cur
mine, while the moon' e mi fell upon
tiie glowing mass below, from which
mortal shrieks of agony and pio wre
heard to issue. Willing bunds were
there to help, but little could be done.
Tbe engine bad fallen first, then
the combination car of smoker
and express eoacli fell partially
upon tlmt, and the rear coarob. fill
inn behind it, teleseoped that car, thus
pinioning tbose unfortunates who were
in the smoker, so that it wus impose!
ble to save them or for tl em to em-ape
Colonel C. J. Bills and Jny McDow
ell, Fxirtury passengers, and the brake
mnn, Hurry Foote, were tbe first to ex
tricate themselves from the rear our.
They imuieiiiitely started to work, and
after a half-hour's effort, tbe fourteen
occ-npmts of the rear coach were
Harry Foote, tbe injured Prxkeruan,
is the one who advancua tb theory that
the trin was maliciously wreck d.
According to bis story rail was r
moved on the bridge, and the fish
plates and a crowbar were found in tbe
grass near by.
Tbe evidences were plainly there,
and unmistakable marks made by a
wrench on a loosened rail were plainly
visible, and the murks of tbe crowbar
on the cross-ties wer there so plain
that no lantern was needed to examine
The wood of the ties was deeply
dented where tbe crowbar bad been in
serted, and the rails lifted clear of tbe
tits, aud the spikes which had been
pullrd out, were lying around loose on
tbe bridge.
Jnst after this discovery City Detec
tive Malone arrived and was inforra-d
of tbe facts, and has tbe matter under
All tbe injured were brought to Lin
coln and are being given excellent
care. Tbe doctors think all will re
cover. Tbe loss to the railroad company is
not less than $30 000.
Coroner Crim, or Lancaster county,
attempted to Jiold an inquest on the
victims of the Rock Island wreck, but
there was nothing to be seen but ashes
and a part of a woman's skull. More
tools were discovered at tbe stene of tbe
wreck and there is no doubt of its be
ing perpetrated by train wreck re.
The road has issued a reward of $1,000
for the diiaov-ry of tbe perpetrators.
It is tbongbt by some that it was done
by men from Enid, Uklohoma, as a
part of a fight on tbe Ruck Island in
that place.
Ihs Grand Duoh. end ihe Grand Duka
Thr wa from Carries;.
Berlin, Aug. 10 Mall dispatches
from St, Petersburg tell this story of
in accident which befell tbe Grand
Docbesi Xnia and the Grand Dnke
Wichaelovitoh shortly after tbeir mar
riage on Aug. 6 Tbv Grand Duobssa
and her husband were driving from
the imperial nnlaca to Chateau Kod-
cba, near Krananoe-Selo, where they
were to pass the uext three days. They
bud jnst left tbe wedding Dinnerparty,
and drove along tbe highway with a
small escort aud a few members of
the imperial Rnssian family.
The whole distance along the route
was ablaze with fire works, whioh ren
dered tbe horses restless and blinded
the coaohmau. Upon Bearing a bridge
on which Greek fire was burning tne
horses bolted. Ihe cnaohman could
not see to guide them, and tbe otrriage
was thrown over tbe embankment near
the bridge and upset iu tbe ditoh. Tbe
nrilal on pie were thrown to tbe
around witu great force. Both of the
erand duchess arms were sprained.
her face was scratched, her body was
tirutsed and her clothing torn. The
grand duke suffered less severely.
The eoacbuian was injured inter
nally, Tbe bridal couple were helped
to another carriage and taken to Cha
teau Kopscba. Tbe czar aud czarina
were summoned in baste, but when
tbey arrived at the chateau were in
formed by the dctors that thnir daugh
ter was not daogerouttly injured. Tiie
grand duchess wus kept in bed three
days, but is now recovering rapidly.
General Improvement Notwithstand
ing the Uncertainty Caused
by Tariff Vagaries
New York. An or. 10 R. G. Dun
& Co.'s Weakly Review of Trade tomor
row will say: With ahang'S everv
bonr in tke prospects about the tariff
and a deoision expected every day,
business has unpleasautly resembled
Rumbling. The accumulated demand
which bag stimulated trading and
manufacturing witbiu the past week
or two represents to a great extent
needs whitu have been post
poned wailing for a eettlem-mt
nut oan be postponed no longer, luus
both tbe rush of deferred business in
many lines, and tbe soantins of new
orders rescuing into the fntnre rtluct
an unnatural state of things Wbicb
rannet be expected to eoutiuue, and
while toe volume of business is larger
than tbe existing condition of uncer
tainty warrant, it is iu a sense but a
shadow of the larger business wbicb
should come with a removal of nneer-
Unless the markets deceive and are
entirely deceived, tbe country has to
fuoa a real c.Nuiitv in tbe loss of some
thing like 500.000,000 bushels of corn,
and this lose oontumers have to share
tnrougb tb advauc of 14 cents in two
weeks and 9 aunts since Friday of last
week. Neither offtsial or unofficial
statements as yet preclude the Iiodo
that tbe loss may prnv less serious,
but at t-urr-ut prices 1,500,000,000 !us -els
wonld cost as lunch es 3,000.000.000
bushels would have cost a fori nig in
ago. Wheat bas risen 8 cents in tbe
fortnight and 2 during the wsek, al
'Imugh western receipt have been
5 223,128 lushels against 3,162.694 last
y v h r. I
Gold exports have practically ceased
for a time. There has appeared of late
some demand for gold from many in
terior banks, not in large amounts, but
in tbe aggregate anougn to indioate
s niH nervousness of feeling. The
volnme of eommercial loans is increas
ing, tbonch moderately, but inmmu
fuctnring paper less increase appears
tban might have been expected.
Tne iron and steel manufacture re
cords a great increase of nearly 80 000
tons in weekly ontput in Julv and tbe
production is 113,356 tons weekly, e.tioui
11,000 tons less than in April, but 8.000
lous mere tban a year ago, when tbe
prostration bad nearly reached its
The failures during the past week
have been 251 in tbe United States
against 394 luai year and 54 in Canada
against 25 last year.
Camp Samuel YV. Crawford Now Lo
cated on the Bat l Add.
Gettysburg, Pa Aug. 10 Camp
Samu I W Crawford was pitched and
tonight 2,700 tents covered tbe ground
from which just thirty on- years ago
G -neral Longstreet sent 16,000 of tbe
choicest troops of Lee's army, com
prising Pickett's division on their
three-quarter mile march to death.
The camp is located about a mile
and a half trom tha town and is pitched
on Seminary Ridge, with tbe Second
brigade to tbe lett, running on the easi
and west sides of tbe ridge. Tbe Third
brigade is in tbe rear, noting on tho
west side or tbe ridge and the First
brigade to the right, in tbe angle, near
Spangler's woo ls.
Causes a Hollldayiburg- Firm to Make an
Hollidatsburo. Pa., Aug. 10
tiarry Witinu & (Jo., or Altoona, tbe
largest bouse furnishers in central
Pennsylvania, filed a deed of assign
ment without preference in the record
er's office here to lay,
Tbe failure was precipitated by tbe
disappearance of tbe junior inmbur of
tbe firm, II. A. Gardner, who was the
Cashier of tbe Second .National nank or
Altoooa. Tne liabilities are $15,000,
assets $30,000
Firebnes have thrown Anoka, Minn.,
in terror and citizens are guarding tbe
An earthquake In Mexico's volcanic dis
trict is predicted by Coutreas, the soieui
int. In despair over a love affair, pretty
Alfda r'ntz, aged 17, or Akron, u., naugea
Flight of Deputy County Auditor G. N.
Hinckley, of Moscow, Idaho, reveals a
t25,0O0 defalcation.
To avoid trial for killing August Lopflor,
Charles Millar out his throat in tbe New
York Tombs and died.
The sinking of tbe 09-ton caisson at Mare
isinna navy yard, ual., prevents tbe dock
ing of government vessels.
Miners of the Consolidated Coal com
pany, at Frostburg, Md who did not
trine, win get nine months' rent and fuel
Applause shook the eourt house when
Caobier E. O. Sattlev. of the Kansas Citv
Havings bank, waa aentsnced to prison for
lour y.ars.
Tbe collison of a trolley car and a bueffv
near Akron, O , fatally hurt John Rhodes
aud bis little daughter, who w?re in tbe
Progress of the Tariff Boat Again Arrested
by Sugar.
Members of the House Are of the
Opinion That Mr. Gorman Was
Bluffing Offered Coal for the Free
List but Did Not Mean It Senators
Do Not Wish to Defeat the Bill and
Evidently Do Not Care to See It
WASniNQTON. AU2. 10.
THE senate at today's
Bi-sBion adhered to thuir determin
ation to withdraw the agree
ments reach-d vesterduv. The
conference adjourned with a complete
smasn-up. iiie only chance for any
tariff legislation as it now appears will
oe lor l lie house itself to withdraw its
rejection of the senate amendment and
to accept tbe senate bill as it is.
Cleveland would then probably yeto
tbe bill, after having tortured tbe ani
mal enough. M-itador Gorman has
Kiven the final skillful thrust.
The agreement of the tariff coufer-
rees yesterday speedily disclosed that
there was a plan to kill the tariff bill
aud that the maneuvering of tbe past
two or three days has been larselv
manipulated tor tbe purpose of ac
complishing this and at the same time
ot shifting responsibility.
Ihe propositions as agreed upon yes
terday originated with tbes-uateand
were formally accented by the house
couferrees at the morning session and
tne conlereuce adjourned with nothing
before far as appeared from the
formal action taken, tx.:ept the adjust
ment of schedules, over which there
was no controversy, and the critical
work of getting tne matter in shap
for a report. The sugar schedule hav
ing beeu fixed up several days ago the
coal and iron ore were tbe peuding
questions when the conference first
Tbe proposition to put eoal on tbe
free liat and to leave iron ore on tbe
dutiable list was made day before yes
terday by one of tbe senate couferrees,
who announced authoritatively tbai
tbe proposition came in a formal man
ner from Messrs. Gorman and Smith,
Tbe bouse couferrees took tbe
matter nnder advisement at
once and, two , of their num
ber being disposed to prefer
free iron ore to free coal, that sugges
tion was made to tbe senate couferrees
and tbe matter was allowed to go over
until yesterday. Yesterday it was
fully decided that tbe proposition made
on benalf of Mr. Gorman wonld be ac
cepted by the house conferrees. This
was made known to tbe senate and the
proposition was promptly passed upon
and approved.
Prior to this the sugar schedule had
been informally agreed to and also the
other schedules in tiie bill, except the
metal schedule, it was understood
that the senate should have its own
way with tbe metal schedule, making
only those changes which they were
willing should be made. It bad all
been goue over carefully, the bouse
yielding on all points where it was con
tended by tbe senators that there could
be no change without endangering the
bill, on this basis; that is, tbe senate
practically dictating tho terms of set
tlement, these schedules were made up
in a manner understood to be accept. i
ble to both sides and n quire no further
When the conferrees re-assmbled
late in the afternoon it was suppose!
to be for merely formal work, and ihere
was a feeling of relief on the part of
Ihe house conferrees that the matter
was settled aud practically out of tbe
way. To their utter netonuhm-nt tbe
senate conferrees began the session by
practically withdrawing the free coal
proposition, which bad been agreed to
in tbe morning, and submitting in its
place the suggestion "that they would
give free sug .r instead of free eoal, if
the bouse eonfxrrees would the
rest of the bill as it passed the senate,"
Iu response to the siiKge-itioii ttut this
action would probably m ilt it impos
sible for the bill to pass the senate,
it was said that the matter could take
care of itself. So the matter stands
now, unless the senate conferrees make
another shift in this way: that tbe sen
ate couferrees will agree to one or two
tbiDgs, either to take the .bill exactly
as it is or change it only in these re
speots. whioh, according to their own
statements, and statements of tbe semi-
tors on the floor, will unquestionably
prevent its adoption lu the g-uate.
In other wonts, the proposition com
ing from Mr Gorman for free coal hd-
pears in the light of a bluff. It looks
as if, wben it was mnde, it was not
believed that the bouse conferrees
wonld aitcept it, If tbey bad rejected
it, as it was evidently anticipated they
would, it eould have been said that
Mr. Gorman offered to sacnfici) his
own personal interests in order to g-t
the bill through, and that the bouse
couferrees were still stubnorri, and
ther was no further use in trying to
come to an agreement. The house
people, however, doing the nnexpcleil
thing, aecepted the proposition, thus
disclosing mat It was not Intended by
those making it that it should stand,
It would be a very serious thing for
any Demoeratio senator to have it be
lieved throughout the oountry that he
was responsible for tbe defeat of tariff
legislation by this oooeress. There
fore, If the bill is to be killed, senators
are anxious to get themselves in a i oai
tlon where they can declare: ''You
can't say I did it," It is a significant
thing in this connection that since tbe
compromise sugar sehedule was ac
cepted "conservative" senators have
been anxionsto indieate tbeir willing
ness to make sacrifice of tbeir d- rsonal
interesis to help out an agreement in
conference. Bnt there bas been a string
attached to every nropialtion appar
ently, or some conditions calculated to
excite opposition In other quarters.
When the proposition for free e vil
came from Mr, Gorman it whs received
with tbe utmost Hstonisbment, an 1 it
bas been aim out impossible to get mist
people to believe it without proof. It
is thought that be would never h ive
made the proposition with the expec
tation of Us lieing accepted, The fact
of its Iteing withdrawn after the house
couferrees had accepted it appears to
warrant this iielier.
The Democratic conferrees resumed
their sittiug today, and during the be
ginning of the conference there was an
interchange of suggestion, based upon
the offer made by the senate conferrees
last evening to accept free sugar as
provided in tiie house bill, the senate
i-i 1 1 or other items to be accepted by the
house It did not take the conference
long to find that they could come to no
agreement on this basis, and the
first lions member to make bis appear
ance said so. Within balf an hour
after the conference beitan the senate
conferrees left the room and met Sen i
tor Gorman in the room of tne com
mittee on appropriations. Other con
servative senators were sent for and it
waa sail that a point had been arrived
at where n decision one way or an
other must be reached. Oae of the
bouse conferrees said that tbe tension
was very great and tbe situation very
unsettled, but that there must be a
nreaK up soon, as the present condition
of affairs could not last.
Final Prooeadinge in tha A. P. A. Con-
vaotlon at Wilkei-Birrs.
Wilkes Barre, Aug. 10 At the
session today of the national conven
tion of the American Protestant asso
ciation various reports were brought up
and acted upon. Among thorn was the
one on wbicb tbe valedictory of
Worthy Grand Master M. t. Kohring.
of St. Louis, und Worthy Grand
Secretary William Spenc, of
Philadelphia It was decided to
hll the next national convention at
Cincinnati in AusuH next. William
G. Howells, of Taylor, was elected
rigu worthy grand master for the en
suing year. William Meyers, of Tren
ton, ii. J., was elected vice grand mas
ter, and William Nichols, ot Philadel
phia, was unanimously elected right
worthy grand secretary.
The following other grand worthy
officers were eleeted: Right worthy
grand assistant seoretary, William The
gan, Camden, N. J. ; right worthy
i?rand treasurer. George C. Brownlee,
Philadelphia; right worthy grand
chaplain, Rev. Alexander Sloan, Phil
adelphia; right worthy grand conduc
tor Daniel W. Re-se, Plymouth, Pa. ;
right worthy graud assistant conductor,
Louis D. Ernest, Nwport, Kv. ; right
worthy grand tyler, Samuel S. Stewart,
Laneford, Pa. ; assistant right worthy
guard, H S. Jonas, Trenton, N. J.
After which the officers were installed
by Past Right Worthy Grand Master
Jacob P. Diehl and staff.
The convention then adjourned sine
Curtain Drops on Last Aot of a Philadel
phia Tragedy.
Philadelphia, Aug. 10. An inquest
was held today in the case of the
woman known as Miss Kitty Cowell
who whs killed on the night if July 30
by being thrown from a carriage which
collided with another vehicle in Fair
mount park. Practically notbiug
of tbe woman's past life was
developed that was not brought
out at the time of the accident.
L. P. Johnson, of 377 Bartram street,
who identified the body of the woman,
testifier! that her name was Kate Alex
ander and that she formerly lived in
New York, where bar divorced bus
i and still resides. He came here to
identify tbe body at th request of the
woman's relatives in Buff do, N. Y.,
and bad tbe body shipped to them for
Joseph D. Smith, the business man
who was with Mrs. Alexander when
the accident occurred, testili-d that he
made ber acquaintance at a beer gar
den a few hours before she was killed
and that he knew nothing about her.
He admitted that bo aud thn woman
had a number of drinks together and
wben the accident occurred be was the
worse for liquor. Tne woman was
driving when the carriage tbey were in
collided with tbe other carriage and
they were both thrown out and Mrs.
Alexander was killed. The jury re
turned a verdict iu accordauce with the
above facts.
Governor P.itil.on ai.d St 2 Dined and
Saluted at Boiling- p inffi.
Carlisle, Pa., Aug. 10 Governor
Pat Uhoii and staff with the governor's
troops were givnn a grand reception In
the Cumberland Valley to lay. At
Meclianicuhurg a salute was fired in
honor of their coming. Dinner w s
served tbvm at Boiling Springs and at
4 o'clock dress parade took place.
After supper the piirty left for Mt.
Holly. On arriving at the Mt Holly
Inn a royal welcome was given tln-m
by nnudreds of people, who came from
lar and near. The governor delivered
a short address, after which there was
a ball. The party leave for Gettys
burg early to-morrow morning.
Tbe Chester County sheriff yesterday
gold tweuty-one farm properties
Scarcity of water is crippling the coal
mines In tbe souuyiKiu region.
Boiling coffee scalded to death the 4-
i t. YVnl-V. rl-
A Philadelphia cigarroaker. John Smith,
killed bimsolt witu etuer an lerre uiu,
Latin end German will no longer be
taught in Binleboro school, bookkeeping
bemg substiluteu.
A mvxtnrions epidemic has killed
thousands of flab in the Manatawney
creek, Berks county.
A chin thrown bv a chopper's ax at Port
Clinton knocked out one ot Postmaster
Edward Boyer'a eyes.
Governor Pattlson refused a respite for
Noel Msisaon, the Allegneny county mur
derer, wbo will be banged Bcpt. 0.
Tbe fire at Pieeeon yesterday caused a
loss of t HiO.OOO. Jwany of the citizens es
caped with nothing but tne clotbes tbey
wore. The nnignooring villages ot w al
so u and By rous are providing lor the nome
And Was Therefore Anxious to Burn
Quantity In Warlike Amusement
i Bone for China and Japan and Also
Agitated Internally by a Domestic
War Between the Ta In-Kiun and
the Bin Families The Queen Be
longs to the Belligerent Bin Clan
and the King's Father Represents
the Other Element of Discord.
San Francisco, Aug. 10.
TIIE Pacific mail steamer, City of
Peking, arrived early this morn
ing, brinuing advices up to
July 24 The Japanese papers
give a large uuuiber of coi.llictiug dis
patches from Korea. According to a
dispatch to the Tokio Maru, from Vla
divostok, dated July 12, a portion of
the army were preparing for Koiea,
while at tbe port there wero
seven men of war and one
transport. The Russians are said
to be advocating au alliance with
Japan. At .Jinsin there are neither
Japanese nor Chinese troops and none
of the Chinese residents are making
preparations to leave. Though there
has been a great catch of beohe-de-
mer, there is no dealing whatever
Japan papers publish a telegram from
Seoul, dated July 27, stating that the
Japanese minister urged the Korean
government to drive tbe Chinese sol
diers from As in by force, if it really
wished to demonstrate that it was au
independent state.
If Korea does not drive the Ciiineio
from Us borders, then it bas deceive!
Japan iu declaring itself an independent
state. The Japanese minister pressed
tbe Peninsular government to abrogate
the existing treaties between China aud
Korea. Everything is now iu a critical
A meeting of the Korean oabinet was
held in the presence of the king aud a
resolution was passed applying for the
aid of China. The following three pro
posals were male by tbe Japanese
minister to the Korean government:
lo accept-tbe advice of Japan to
abandon tue dispatch of an ambassador
to China annually, and to drive tbe
Chinese soldiers from Asan.
defies japan.
Subsequently, undor date of July 22,
the Japanese Minister in Seoul sent tin
following telegram to his government:
"The Korean government has refused
to accept tbe proposals of the Japanese
government, and it does not appear
likely that it will reconsider the mat
er, It Is nnavoidably necessary to
make fresh resolutions, and thorough
preparations have now been made.
Tbe Koreans request the Jnpauese min
ister to withdraw the Japanese troops
from tbe country, and also the pro
posals made by the Japaueso govern
tnent to tbe Korean govern
ment on tbe ground that if
Korea adopts Japan's proposals, other
powers ;will dispatch forces to the
kingdom and make similar demands,
thereby embarassing, as well as forc
ing, tho Korean government to do their
bidding. Korea will make the various
internal reforms only after the de
parture of the Japanese troops from
Korea; the government of which is nn
doubtedly instigated by China in this
The Japanese Gazette of July 24
gives tbe following details of tiie
skirmish near the palace at Seoul:
"Yesterday morning there was a
ekiruiisli betwe- n Japanese and Korean
troops, outside the Royal Palace, at 8
a. ut., and, the Korean troops offering
resistance, there was a fight for twenty
in inn tea, aft-r which the Koreans were
dispersed, and fifty of their arms fell
iuto the bands of tne Japanese."
first engagement.
Another account says: "To Mr.
O eri's second demand, the Korean gov
ernment returned an insolent reply,
and Ibe oastle showed signs ot great
disturbance, The minister placed him
Belf under escort of Japanese troop,
and was going to the Royal palace,
when the Korean troops fired at him
Tbe Japanese troops responded, and the
fight was over iu twenty minutes, and
the minister went to the palace."
' Still another version is as follows:
The Korean government having given
a most insolent reply to the minister's
second demand, the minister s iw the
i utility of any longer negotiating with
the Korean officials, and intended to go
this morning to the palace to comuiun
icate directly with tbe king. Before
this the king resolved to call to bis aid
bis father, Ta in kinn. aud seek bis
counsel on the present lamentable con
dition of tbe country. On this being
communicated to the king's iathor, the
latter hesitated, as be feared that the
Bin family would on hearing this pre
vent bim by violence from goiug to the
palace. The king was ut length oliliueil
to ask tbe Japanese miniate! for an es
cort of Japanese troops when Ta-iu-kiuu
should come to the palace.
Mr. Oteri s-nt an escort to Ta-iu
kinn, and at 8 o'clock troops under the
Bin family's instructions fired on the
Japanese troops, who returned the fire.
The fight ceased in about twenty
minutes. Ta-iu kiun went buck to the
castle in safety with Mr Oteri. Tlioy
had an audience with the king, who
backed the minister lu connection
with his demands and assured bim
that be had no intention of rejecting
Ta in-kiun was appointed the head
of the government. II will remain at
prtsent in the palace. The Bin family,
whioh is at the bottom of the present
trouble, through its selfish ambition
will lose its power, a T i in-kiun is
known to be its em my. A Portuguese,
stopping at Kobe, bas been found to he
a spy for tbe Chinese government. Ho
was negotiating for tbe purohase of
A Seoul telegram annonno es that the
Russian fug is to be sm on the Island
ot Getsnhito. It is surmised that Rus
sia bas seized is. Tbe queen of Korea,
in conoert with her relations, ihe Biu
family, lias nppe tied to the Russian
minister f r Russian protection in case
of emergency, and the minister bas
The Kokumin Shill Bun gives an
elaborate argument to snow that now
is the best time tor Japan to begin hos
tilities with China. The surplus rev
enue in the keeping of thn treasury
amounts to' almoin 9.000,000 yen, to
which must be added another sntn of
5.000,000 von accruing on the twenty-
seveutu tlH'al year from the snrplns for
various expenditures. There is not any
pressing urgency for the local disburse
mi-tit of these sums; they may be util
ized as a war Innd, tha two together
representing 14.OUO.000 yen, all
of wiiir-h the government can
employ by issuing a word of
command. This, however, would
be sufficient to defray the army
expenses for a short time only, so when
the war actually bogius some measure
must be instituted bv wbicb the neces
sary outlay can be raised. The plan is
to increase the note-isnuing power of
the Bank of Japan, which, it says, may
b- increased from bj.UUU.UOU to 120,-
000,0'JO yen without in the least af-
leuting the national currency. With
regard to tbe sentiment of finauuial
obligations incident to tbe war, says
tbe paper, it will be time enough to
talk about that when Japan dictates
terms of peace to ber enemy.
Solemn Services in tho Malinkrodt
Convent Many Candidates Enter
Upon Religious Life.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Aug. 10 For
the past two days solemn and impres
sive ceremonies have taken place here
in the Malinkrodt convent. The Right
Rev. Bishop O Iiara being at tbe sea
shore owing to ill health, the duty was
performed by the Vry Kev. P. C.
Nagle, rector of St. Nicholas' Catholic
cathedral in this city.
A sermon was delivered by Rev. II.
Ilartman, S. J., of Buffalo, wbo ex
plained the duties before them in their
religious life. Ibe candidates who
received the white veil were:
Miss Marv Hense, from Westfalen. Ger
many, now Sister M. Conrada; Miss Cath
arine Schwab, from Rlu innrovins, Ger
many, now Sister Uoofrcda; Miss Eliza
beth llalier, from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., now
Sister Novata; Miss Mary Phillip, from
Scranton, Pa., now Sister u'eudelinaj Miss
AngU9ta Knn Del, trom acranton, fa., now
Sister Flaviaua: Miss Caecilia Kroen. from
Scranton, IV . now Sister Rosalinda; Miss
Agatha .Meier, from liazultou, Pa., now
Sister Edelberta; Mi-s Margaret Ruff,
from Potisville, Pa., now Sister Caeciliana;
Alias ilarearet Aoehler, Irom Fottsville,
Pa., now Sister Damarsls; Miss Irene
Friedrlcb, from Pottsville, Pa,, now Sister
Uidaca: Aliss Uertrune Snuer, from Potts
ville, Pa., now Sister Eupuouia; Miss Eliza
beth lioetz, from Pottsville, Pa., now Si
tcr I'idt'utia; Miss llury Kuehlei, from
Pottsville, Pa., now Mater Uebidena; JIiss
Phllomena Muller, from Wellsboro, Pn.,
now Sister Eriuenburgio: Miss Marcareth
llreiinl',', from New York, now Sister
Aguelia; Jiiss Catharine ogt, Trom Balti
more, Md now Sister Aiiibro-iaua,
Miss Margaret Kunkul. from Baltimore.
Md., now Sister Jubauuetto; .Ihs Cecilia
Beiger, trom Baltimore, Md., uow Sister
Cassia: Miss Elizabeth Koss, from Detroit.
Aiicb., now Sister llerwicio: Miss Clara
Pordcn, from Detroit, Mich., now Sister
Cortoua; Miss Martha Kruegor, from
Iowa, Mich., now Sister Ulbadeca; Miss
liedwig Keuk, from Chicago, 111., now Sit
ter Cbrysologa; Aiiss Susanna Plotscbette,
from LoMais, la., now Sister Uabina;
Miss Auua Blind, from Leinars, In., now
Sister Potra; Miss Margareth Novhu, from
Minneapolis, Minn., now Sister Theodor
ett; Josephine ' Albroggan, from Minne
apolis, Mini., now Si-ter Gratia: Miss
Maria Seifert, from New Ulm, Miuu., now
sister lietiveiiuta; Miss Pauline Kit a
berger, from New L'lni, Minn., now Sikter
Autouelia; Miss Frances Willnliaot, from
New Ulm, Miun., now Sister Luftildie;
Miss Mary Bnssh, from Red Whig, .Minn,,
nov Sister lOinaiuiola: Julia Labr, from
Wacouia, Miuu,, uow Sister Bouiua.
The religions vows were made by
the following:
Sistor Elfrida Iloffmuistpr from Wilkes
Barre, Pa.. Sistor Agatboun Toby trom
Wilkes-Bnrrc, Sister Coiisolata "Muller
from Scranton, Sister Optata Rudolf,
from Scranton, Sister Leona Ruff, from
Pottsville, Pa.. Sister Lib -rta Z wiebel,
from, Pottsvslle, Pa, Sister Abu niautia
Z'llar, from Pottsville, Pa., Sister Were
Dtirga Steigerwa, trom Potts
ville, Pa , Sister Ainieta P.'eif
for, from Bonding Reading Pa., sister
Clarissa Uotzler, from Mauch Chunk. Pa.,
Sister Eutropia Reiuhard, from Williams
port, Pa.; Msti-r Auselnn Brings, from
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Sis'er Faliia SeifrVrtt,
from Brooklyu, N. Y.; Sister Aiimhilii
Wey, from Now York: Sister Andrea Ruf,
from Syracuse, N. Y.s Sister Pul.erta
Kluesener, from Syracuse, N. Y. : Sister
Prima Kuschel, from Chicago, 111.: Sis
ir Soruiid'-lia Bott, from Chicago, 111 :
Sister Theoliudi) Guuiber, from Chicago;
Id,, Sister Ermiua Link, from De
troit, Mich.; Sister Aruiinsa Krueger,
from Iowa; Sister A lnctqno Williams, from
St. Charles, Mo.; Sistor ilonii Schlitz, from
Minneapolis Minn.; Sister Othmara Jaun
ty, from ..iuneapulis, Minn.j Sister Auro
luiFoerner, from Baltimore, Md. : Sister
Eberhards Briukimitiu.from Rheiuproviuz,
(iormany; Sistor Aloysia Itrlukinanu, from
Uhoiuprovinz, Germany; Sister Gregoria
Steiustrnssor, from Rheinpiovinz, Ger
many; Sister Oilnlidis i.iuue, from West
f idea, Germany; Sister Busilla Plalto, from
Lippo-Uetmolo, Germany,
Among the priests who took part in
the ceremonies were: Revs. J. Koepr,
Williamsport, Pu. j C, Becker, St
Francis, Wis.; P. Christ, Scranton;
F. Willmer. St. Charles, Mo. ; F. W.
Longinus, PottRvillo, Pn. ; G. Stopper,
Scranton; C. D-imer, Baltimore; J.
Lufort, Bastrosso. Pa. ; W. Dassel.
HoiiHsdale; J. Steinklrchner, 'Wilkes
Btrrp; M. J. Manley, Wellsboro, Pa.;
V. Brehl, Pittstou; A Klonowskl,
Wilkes Birre; C. Bimiui, Dansvllle, N.
Y, aud A, Forve, llxzlotuu.
Four Morass and a Woo Named Earn
Met Death Id a Turning- Earn.
Ridcieway, Pa., Ang. 10 A fire,
whio'i originated in the loft of Mu
Curly & Sillies' boarding Glen
Hazsl, last night totally destroyed that
structure, also a meat market owned
by the same firm. The loss is about
A mau named Ham perished in the
fi iinos aud four burses were j also
tiurned. .
a f
I Washington. Aug. 10. Forecatt
' for eastern Pennsylvania, fair,
variable wind, becoming south
east, for western Pennsylvania, fair,
northeast winds becoming southeast.
Summer Sale
One case Webster 10-4, Scar
let and Bluo Borders,
Ono case Kenwood 11-4, both
White and Gray, Borders
Scarlet, Bluo and Orango,
One case Reliance 11-4, both
White and Grey, Borders
Pink, Blue and Drab,
50 pairs Hampden 11-4, All
wool and Shrunk, Borders
Pink, Blue aud Lemon,
Ona case Rio Vista, Califor
nia, 12-4, Borders Pink,
Blue, Lemon and Drab,
30 pairs Sacramento, Califor
nia, 12-4, Borders Pink,
Bluo and Drab,
Crib Blankets in all sizas,
with latest pattern bord
ers and colors.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
Wholesale and Retail
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
Take off tho old and put on the new,
That neatly-fltting, easy shoe.
When low prices rule as now they do,
Wbo would deny hiuiself the newt
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We Examine Eyes
Free of charge. If a doctor
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told so. We also guarantee
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The Jeweler,
408 Spruce Street.
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