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EIGHT PAGES-5G COLUMNS. SCRAOTON, PA.. FKIDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 12, 1S94. TWO CENTS A COrY.
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Twenty-seven Steam Generators Blown to
ACCIDENT FATAL TO FIVE MEN
Without Any Apparent Cause All
But Nine of a Nest of Boilers at
the Henry Clay Colliery at Shamo
kin Explode With Terrific Force,
Dealing Death on All Sides Five
Men Are Killed and Several Others
Shamokin, Pa. , Oct. 11.
TWENTY-SEVEN of a nest of
a neat of thirty-six boilers at the
Henry Clay colliery, exploded
about 7:30 this morning, com
pletely destroying the toiler house,
killing five men, seriously injur lug two
and slightly injuring four. The list of
tbe killed and injured is as follows: '
TnoMAS CAnn, fireman.
William Hoyle, fireman.
William Eslick, fireman.
William McLauuhlix, laborer.
J. J. Deuiau, water bang.
J. F. DicnAxem, fireman, seriously.
Pf.teh 11k uk, luborer, eoriously.
William Quinn, lamp cleaner.
Dennis Bhknnan, breaker boy.
Nicholas Hakris, laborer.
Frank Han-duck, luborer.
At ' tbe time of the accident there
were, as far as is known, seven men
around tbe boiler bouse. Nobody
seems to be able to give a correct
statement as to the cause of tbe ex
plosion. Without a moment's warn
ing tbe last boiler on tbe west side of
the nest went np, and it was followed
by tbe others in rapid succession. The
workmen were knocked in every di
rection, and what had been but a few
minutes before, a strong corrugated
iron building disappeared as if by
magic, and all that remained was a
tumbling mass of bricks and timbers,
besides numerous pieces of twisted pipe
and battered boiler iron.
FORCE OF THE EXPLOSION.
The nine remaining boilers were so
injured that they will never be used.
Pieces of heavy steel were earried hun
dreds of yards, while half of a boiler
was found over a qnarter of a mile
away np the mountain. The terrific
report was heard for miles, and it wus
scarcaly a minute before all of the em
ployes Of Tbe colliery were upon tbe
seeue of drrastation and at once set to
work to liberate, the men who were
under the debris. Three were dead
when taken ont and the remains of
some, as well as being crushed were
frightfully bnrned by coming in con
tact with the heated iron and coals
from the Are boxes.
Carr, Boyle and Ellck were dead
when found in the debris and Mc
Langhlin and Dedinm died soon after
being removed to their homes. Fire
man Dichanettio is internally hurt, be
sides having several fractured bones
and it is feared he cannot recover.
Peter Heck was knocked senseless by
flying brick. His scalp Is badly torn
and he is severely brnised.
The disaster, coupled with the
calamity of Tuesday at the Luke Fil
ler abaft, has plunged this eity into
mourning. Tbe breakers , were work
ing at the time of the explosion this
morning, and the escapes were many
and thrilling. Tbe colliery is operated
by the Philadelphia and Reading Coal
and Iron company, and is tbe best
equipped place of tbe company in this
region Tbe pecuniary loss by the ex
plosion will reach $100,000 Sixteen
hundred men and boys are thrown out
of employment. Coal from the Ster
ling end, Big Mountain, was prepared
for the market at the shaft breaker,
which is constructed of iron. The
shaft pay-roll amounted to $10,000 a
It will probably take six weeks be
fore tbe ill-fated plant is able to re
sume. During the repairing of these
big workings the Burnside and North
Franklin collieries, now idle, will be
- started. The coroner will hold an in
quest ou the bodies of the dead men
A GAY OLD BOY. .
Flirted Desperately and Finally Married
a 60-Year-Old Widow.
Mascotjtah, ' III., Oct 11 Henry
Arnold and Mrs. Louisa Hodo were
married at Smithton last night. The
groom is a widower of 72 years, and
tbe bride a widow of 60. Tbe groom
achieved some notoriety lately on ao
count of a peculiar lawsuit In which he
is defendant. Plaintiff is Louis Tim
mig, who alleges that ho was employed
to secure a wife for Arnold.
Plaintiff avers that he spent three
months' time and some of his own
money in search of a wife for his em
ployer. According to Timmig's state
ment, be found a woman at Pinokney
ville who was willing to marry Arnold,
bnt tbe latter mined his own pros
pects by flirtrng with other widows.
Tlmmig presented a bill for $100,
ivbicb Arnold refused to pay. A sym
pathetic jury allowed Timmig $55 for
his services, and Arnold promptly took
an appeal to the St. Clair tonnty tourt,
where the oase rests at present. It ap
ears that after Arnold discharged bis
matrimonial agent be set out on his
iwn hook in search of a wife. The
marriage is the result Both parties
PALTRY HALF DOLLARS.
Tht Chicago Souvenir Coins Will 2
Plaoed in Clroalatlon.
Washington, D. c, Oct 11. The
Chicago souvenir coin of the great
World's fair is to become a current
half dollar. 'It was at one time sup
posed tbat these coins would eommand
fancy prices as souvenirs. This expec
tation was not realised. The whole is
sue authorized by congress would have
been tnrned over to the World's f air
managers bnt for their violation of the
agreement which was made a condition
of the gift in respi'Ot to opening the
fair on Sunday. In oonseqnenc of
this breaoh of engagement $1,7U5,989
in souveair halves remained in the
treasury at the close of the fair.
A demand having recently sprung up
for them at their face value, Secretary
Carlisle today issued an order to the
sub-treasurers directing them to pay
out on demand tbe silver coins at tbe
same rate as the legalized half dollars
of the United States, namely, at par
with gold. .
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW.
Twelve Hundred Delegate AuembUd
Washington, Oct. ItTwelve hun
dred earnest looking men, most of
tbem young, compose tbe delegates to
the ninth annual convention of the
Brotherhood of St. Andrew, which be
gan today at Metzorott Musio ball.
Tbe convention will last until Sunday
when a maps meeting will be held.
Delogatos are present from Scotland,
Canada, and nearly every state in the
In the absence of President Hough
laling, of Chicago, G. Harris Dvis, of
Philadelphia, the first vice-president of
the brotherhood, called the convention
to order. Prsyer, by Rev. Dr. Morgan
Dix. of New York, was followed by an
address of welcome to Washington by
Hon. John W. Ross, president of tbe
board of commissioners of tbe District
SMITH WAS MODEST.
Took Only Fifty Thousand Postage
Stamps from the Govern
ment at One Time.
Washington, Oot. 11. Willinm B.
Smith, of Elizabeth, N. J , aged 33
years, an employe of the Bnreau of
Engraving and Printing, was arrested
here at 3 o'clock this afternoon by An
drew McWilliams, chief clrk of the
secret servlc?, for stealing 50.000 2 cent
postage stamps from the bureau. Mr.
Smith was Appointed three months
ago to a suborate position ' in
the treasury department and as
signed to work in tbe bnreau
of engraving and printing. In his
position he helped to mail packages of
postage stamps and fill orders of postal
master. On Sept. 20 last be was given
an order to fill from the postmaster at
Ionia, Mich, Tbe order called for two
packages of two cent postage stamps
of 50,000 each. Smith put up only one
package instead of two, although be
took two packages of fifty thousand
stamps each, secreting the other about
On last Saturday the postmaster at
Ionia, Mich., informed the proper offl-c-inl
here tbat only one package of
50,000 stamps had been received by
him nlthnngn he had ordered two pack
ages 50 000. The postoffica anthorlties
and bureau of engraving officials could
not account for the discrepancy as
their books wore all right
They placed tbe matter in the hands
of Mr. MeWilliams at 1 o'clock this
afternoon and at 3 o'clock Mr. Smith
was behind the bars and f GO worth of
tbe stamps he hud stolen hud been re
covered in one place, and smaller quan
tities found at two other places. The
secret service officers believe that
Smith bad a confederate and expect
soon to effect his arrest. Tbe theory
is that Smith, after he stole the stamps,
by means of confederates got rid of
them at various placs about tbe oity.
Smith, by direction of Secretary
Carlisle, was summarily dismissed
from the servio of the treasury late
this afternoon. - Fears are expressed
tbat other paekages of postngi stamps
may be found missing, and tbe rob
bery may be more extensive than now
appears. Postmasters will be asked to
report if all orders for stamps made by
them recently have been filled.
GOV. CUUTIX'S WILL.
His Entire Foaeeaslons are Bequeathed
to Hi Wife.
Bellefonte, Pa., Oot. 11. Tbe will
of ex-Governor Curtin was probated
today. It is a very concise doenment,
not filling one side of a sheet of legal
cap, Mr. Cnrtin bequeathed every
thing of which he whs possessed to his
wife, her heir and aisigns forever.
His son, W. W. Curtin, of Philadel
phia, and John Blancnard, of Belle
fonte, are named as executors.
It is not known exactly bow much of
an estate Governor Cnrtin left, bnt it
must be the biggest part of a million
dollars. He held a controlling interest
in the stock of the Bald Eagle V .lley
railroad; was a large stockholder in the
first national and centre connty banks
in this place, and in tbe Blair connty
bank at Ty roue. In addition to this he
had a large amount of other securities,
and was possessed of considerable real
estate. Tbe will was dated Sept 4.
DEBS INDICTED AGAIN.
Grand Jury TTnanimou In Holding Him
and Hi Aaoolate.
Milwaukee, Oct 11. Twenty-five
railway men, including Engene V,
Dabs, the bead of the American Rail
way Union, were indioted by the
United States Grand Jury yesterday.
Tbe jury was unanimous in its decis
ion to bold Debs and bis Milwaukee
associates for trial at the October term
of the district court Twenty-one
witnesses were examined, who testified
as to the orders issued by Debs.
FRESH FOREIGN FACTS.
The French cruiser Arothuse is arming
at Brest to take part in Madagascar opera
tions. . J. J. O'Kelly, an Irish member of
parliament, will write a life of Parnell
from the latter's private papers.
Gratitude to Uucle Sam for his friend
ship during the recent rebellion is largely
influencing Brazil to trade with this
An insurrection bss broken out in
Ecuador under the leadership of Senor
Triviuo, who took a prominent part in tbe
revolution of 1885.
The Hungarian House of Magnates pas
sod to tbe third reading tbe reform bill
dealing with the religion-of the offspring
of mixed marriages.
Italian officials will use the information
given by Herman Stump, United State
Superintendent of Immigration, as the
basis of Italy's projected emigration
measures. . , i
Praetorlons Family Skeleton Is to Dance In
A PATENT MEDICINE ALLIANCE
Former Residents of Wilkes-Barre
Threaten to Figure In a Divorce
Suit A Frivolous Quartette Em
barks Upon a Voyage Along the
Raging Canal to Rochester An
Early Call at a Hotel at Which Sun
dry Bits of Furniture Floated Upon
Philadelphia, Oct 11
n BUFFALO dispatch to the Pttil
A ndelphia Record gives a senss
tlonal account of a domestic
LTU drama at that city, in whiob a
former resident of Wilkes-Barre nnd
his wife appear as tbe chief uotors, as
A scandal which has been extensive
ly circulated in the clubs and the gath
ering places for two months is abont
to be made puhlio by tbe beginning of
a suit for $25,000 damages by Herman
S. Praetorious against V. Mott Pteree,
son of ex-Congressman R iy V. Pierce,
of the World's Dispensary Medioal as
sociation, and tbe Pieroe pateut medi
cines, Tbe action will be for the alienation
of the Rffoctioos of Mrs. Elizabeth
Praetorlons, tbe well-known public
singer. Tbe doniustio troubles of tbe
PraetoVlous family are already in court
through a dispute over the possession
of the 8-year-old girl Elena. This
will come np for settlement in the
Supreme court and will be followed by
an action for divorce and one for
The episode which led to this situa
tion happened about two months ago.
In tbe absence of Mr. Praetorlons from
tbe city it is alleged that tbe wife and
Mr. Pirce planned a pleasant journey
in the latter's yacht along tbe canal to
Rochester and then to Ontario Baaoh.
Tbey were accompanied by another
coople, whose names are likely to
figure in tbe case to tbe extent of
starting another divorce suit
According to the story, the party was
followed by a private detective, who,
when he bad located them at the On
tario Beach hotel, telegraphed to Mr.
Praetorious to come on. He came, and
tbe two broke into a room in the hotel
at an opportune time, and found Mr.
Pierce and Mrs. Praetorious there. The
men fongbt and a nnmber of pieces of
furniture were broken. The proprietor
of the hotel caused the arrest of Mr.
Praetorious and he was taken to court.
He settled with the hotel man for the
damage done, and Mr. Pieroe deolinsd
to appear against bim on the charge of
STOLE THE CHILD.
Mr. Praetorious returned to Buffalo
and about three weeks ago abducted
tbe daughter, Edena, and placed her
where her mother Could not find her.
Mrs. Praetorious went to court with an
application for an order requiring her
husband to produoe the child. She
charged in her petition that he
was holding the obild in order to se
cure from tbe wife a written confes
sion of misconduct with Mr. Pierce, an
accusation which she denied. His
Idea was, it Is said, to secure a divorce
as qnietty as possible, and be knew
that with the confession from the wife
he would have no difficulty in getting
The court ordered bim to produce
the ohild, but be has not obeyed. Mr.
and Mr. Praetorious are living apart.
Mr. Praetorlons has placed bis case
with a well-known law firm, which is
said to De drawiug papers for the two
snits, one for divorce and one for dam
ages, which will be precipitated when
the result of the litigation over the
child is known. Mr. and Mrs. Prae
torious are known in the best society
here, the latter having qnite a reputa
tion in musical circles all over the
Herman Praetorlons is a son of Pro
fessor Praetorlons, the well known
muslolan of Wilkes-Barre, and Mrs.
Praetorious was prominent in musical
circles in Wilkes-Barre several years
ago. She sang at the saengerfest in
that city about two years ago and her
voice has been much admired in solo
work in several of tbe Wilkes-Barre
SLAIN BY THIEVES.
A Woman and Her Neies Murdered by
QuiNCY, Ill.,Oot. 11. A double mur
der was committed near Liberty, this
connty, yesterday. J. C. Lou Miller, a
blind man, who some years ago was a
beggar, but is now quite wealthy, lives
on the Henry place. Tuesday evening
be went home, leaving bis wife, an
estimable woman of thirty'flva years,
and ber neice, aged ten years, alone.
When be returned yesterday morning
both were dead, having been mur
dered. Tbe skulls of both were crushed to a
pnlp. Robbery was evidently tbe ob
ject of tbe murders, as $4, a gold watch
and a revolver are missing. In tbe
vicinity of the tragedy it is believed
that the robbers were reoognized and
known by the woman and tbe girl,
and tbat tbe thieves killed tbem to
Inoressed Attendance at the Congrega
tional Catherine1 at Madison.
MaPsUION, Wis., Oot 11. An in
creased attendance marked this morn
ing's session of the great Congrega
tional missionary meeting. Rsv. Jud
son Smith, of Boston, made tbe Cen
tral address. It was an urgent plea for
tbe fullest intellectual preparation for
missionary work. President D. R.
Agell, of Ann Arbor, and Dr. Wash
ington Fladden, Columbus. O , talksd
along the same line as Dr. Smith.
Rev A. N. Hitohcock, Chtoago, secre
tary for tbe interoo distriot, strongly
urged manual education at part of
missionary work as Dr. Smith had
done before him. Rev. H. H. Jessup,
of Syra, gave a narrative of his forty
years' experience as missionary. This
afternoon various missionaries infor
mally related their experience
FATAL BOSTON FIRE.
A Swed Killed Jumping from a Blazing
Boston, Oct. 11 One man was
killed and two others were seriously
injnred by jumping from the third
story windows of a Swedish lodging
house on Hanover street, which caught
fire just before 2 o'clock this morning.
Tbe house was damaged about $5,000.
The killed and wounded are: Killed
Swenson, Swede, a tailor.
Injnred by jumping Unknown man,
unconsclons Irom concussion; Angus
tns Johnson, left bip broken; badly
bruised and burned, Otherwise in
juredFred Nvilson, hands badly
burned; Fred Couthers, bnrned; Louis
Obsr, brnissd: William Cointheiser,
bnrned; Miss Annie Northal, burned
The fire started in the basement and
spread rapidly. The building is badly
wrecked. A cigar factory and a to
bacco store on the first fbor, owned by
Lewis Jesselson, was bnrued out.
ALTOONA TOW WOW.
Gkeat Gathering of Representative Dem
ocrats in that City.
Altoona, Pa., Oct Representative
Democrats from all over the Eevstone
state to the number of over 600 in
vaded this mountain county tonight
to attend the sixth annual assembly of
Democrats, those having thns far
arrived being David F. Magee, qf Lan
caster, the candidate for auditor
general; John S. Rilling, or Erie, can
didate for lieutenant governor, and
Henry M. Ryer, of Pittsburg, and
Thomas Collins, of Pittsburg, candi
dates for congressman at large.
Tbe delegates are being entertained
in a lavish manner by the Tammany
club and the Central Democrntie asso
ciation of this city. The assembly will
be called to order in the opera house
by Hon. Chauncey F. Black, of York,
the president, with a gavel, tbe
head of which is wood from a
tree that shaded the grave of
Thomas Jefferson, and the handle of
hickory, from tbe grave of Andrew
Jackson. Mr. Black in bis address,
will say that if the people fully under
stood the issues there would be no
question about "Clearing our excellent
state to sweeping victory in Novem
ber" In addition to carrying every con
gressional district which Is now repre
sented by a Democrat. Tbe president
will say , that events baye only
too sadly' vindicated Mr. Blaine's
warning that the McEinley bill did
not provide "A market for another
bushel of grain or suotber .barrel of
pork," and will declare "That tbe final
triumphant passage of the really good
Democratic tariff reform bill, was
under all circumstances, the most re
markable party achievement in the his
tory of our race." In conclusion he
will pay a tribute to "The two really
great Republican governors of Penn
sylvania, Hoyt and Curtin."
Tbe atssmbly will then elect ex
Judge William J. Baer, of Somerset as
temporary chairman, be having been
selected tonight The present officers
of tbe assembly will, it is expected, be
reelected. They are president Honor
able Cbanncy F. Black of York; secre
tary Major John D. Wormsn, Phila
delphia; and treasurer ttobert K
Wright of Allentowo.
TIRED OF MATRIMONY.
Chicago Woman Seek a Sivoioi on the
Ground that She Wa Coeroed.
Chicago, Oct. 11. It is n unique
charge which Marv N, McGavin
rings against her husband, James
McGavin, in her hill for an nnnull
ment of their maniagj. She informs
the court that the death of ber
first husband, John Hoar, unbal
anced hr mind so that sbe
lost the power of resistance and
could be easily deceived or persuaded.
Dnring tbe month of January last,
prior to her second marriage, she was
persuaded by her cousin, Jennie Mur
ray, to attend Spiritualist meeting,
and McGavin accompanied them. She
was informed by the medium tbat it
was the desire of her departed husband
that she marry MoGavln,
She was persuaded to marry Mc
Gavin and was taken to the house of a
Spiritualist medium. There, complain
ant charges, McGavin compelled ber
to drink some drng which, stupefied
hor, and while she was under its influ
ence tbe medium performed the mar
riage ceremony. McGavin and Jennie
Mnrray are aeeused of proenrlng the
services of the medium to carry out
tbe conspiracy to get possession of her
real estate, which is worth abont $5,000.
Tbe medium's right to perform the
marriage ceremony is denied.
TRAIN ROBBERS FAIL.
A Santa F Fasnger Train Derailed,
bnt the Plot Felled.
Denver, Oct. 11 Soon after mid
night a bold attempt was made seven
miles sonth of Denver to wreck a Santa
Fe passenger train for the purpose of
robbery, it is believed. Spikes were
pulled from the rails, and the engine,
baggage ear, coach, chair car and
sleeper ran off the ties. The damage
was trifling, and no one was hurt, bnt
the track will be blocked five hours.
The ground for the robbery theory
is that a man called at South Denver
early In tbe night, and intimated that
the train was to be wrecked and
robbed. Orders were given for it te
proceed slowly, but it wss not supposed
that the attempt would be made so
near the city, and tbe train was run
ning at a speed of eight miles an hour.
There ia yet no clue to the miscreants.
FLASHES FROM THE WIRES.
Splrtualists are to build a temple at
waemngton, u. v.
Tbe American board of foreign missions
meeting oogan at juauison, wis.
President Cleveland participated In a
deer hunt on Naushon island, off Cape Cod.
Hon. Thomas & Martin, United States
seuator-eiect irom Virginia, was married
last evening, at Sintthfleld; Va., to Miss
Lucy L. Day, and the couple will go to
Europe at once.
Soldiers of the Mikado Occupy
Bank or tbe Yulu.
THE POWERS ARE URGED TO ACT
Italy's Activity Suggests the Drie
bund's Interest Japan Has Plans
of Her Own Her Fleet Reconnoit
ering at Port Arthur The Mon
golian Revolt Said to Ba for Rus
Tien Tsin, Oct. 11.
OHINESE officials no longer deny
that tbe Japanese floet com
mands the Gulf of Pechill. The
Japanese admiral pays a weekly
viait to every important station on the
Gulf, nnd makes bis inspection leisu
rely. Eight Japanese cruisers sounded
the entrance to tbe harbor of Wei-Hai-Wei
for three bonrs on Saturday last
and then went across to Port Arthur,
where .they made observations without
getting within range of the guns of that
place. The Japanese fleet returned to
Wei-Hai-Wei on Monday last in single
line, keeping their distances splen
didly and heading straight for the har
bor. When almost within range the
fleet separated and hovered around the
harbor entrance. Tho fort fired a few
shots at tbe Japanese, but the latter
did not reply, nnd continued making
observations until Count Ito's flagship,
the steel cruiser Hushldute, eighteen
guns, fired once, whereupon the flaet
reformed and steamed away in tbe di
rection of Takn.
A Chinaman who was arrested bore
upon suspicion of being a Japanese spy
was tortured until he admitted tbe
trntb of the charge. He is to be exe
cuted. Four spies have beon arrested
at Port Arthur for cutting the sub
marine wires connected with the tor
pedoes. The fire which occurred here
last Friday wus of incendiary origin,
Tbe Emperor of China has bestowed
the Grand Cross of the Double Dragon
upon Colonel von Hannekin, formerly
aide-decamp to Vioeroy Li flnng
Chang, in recognition of the services
which von Hannekin rendered to
China while adviiiug the Chinese Al
mini during the naval battle which
was recently fought between the fleets
of Chine and Japan, off the moutu of
tbe Yalu river.
TI1E POWERS SHOULD ACT.
London, Oct. 11, The Standard in a
leader arguas in favor of tbe immediate
intervention of the powers, including
tbe United States, in the Chinese Jap
anese war. It nrges "England to take
the initiative, and prevent awkward
complications through Russian inter
vention. It tbiuki tbat Japan would
be satisfied with the neutrality of
Corea, a money indemnity, and the
possession of the Loo Cboo Highlands
and tbe Island of Formosa.
Washington, Oct. 11, The cable re
port that the Italian miuister at Pekin,
in pursuance of instructions from his
government, had offered his services as
mediator in bringing the Chinese-Japanese
war to a close, is construed at
tbe legation hers as a possible move on
the part of the triple alliance Gar
imtny, Italy and Austria to intervene.
Thus far all reports of European inter
vention in the war have spoken
of England, Francs or Russia
as the moving powers, some re
ports stating tbat they would
act together, and others that they
would act separately. Bnt the action
of Italy is taken to indicate tbat three
powers which have uo territory in
Asia Germany, Italy and Austria
ure not wholly disinterested observers,
while the powers which have Asiatio
possessions England, Russia and
France talk of intervening with a
view to enlarging their possessions If
China is dismembered. A member of
tbe diplomatic corps well informed on
tbe Japanese situation said: "It tbe
dreibuud desires to bs a factor in any
international intervention it wonld
naturally select Italy to take tbe
initiative. Germany is tbe moving
spirit of tbe dreibund, but, owing to
tbe relations between Germany and
Franoe.any intervention by tne former
wonld naturally excite the opposition
of the latter. Germany would be most
likely, therefore, to have Italy propose
the intervention. Any arrangement
made would, of course, have the sup
port of the Triple Alliance, as Italy,
Germany and Austria are bound by tbe
alliance to mutual action, offensive and
defensive, in international aff.iirs In
view of this alliance for mutual notion
on all foreign questions, it seems cer
tain that the proposal of Italy is in
fact the proposal of the Triple Alli
OBJECT TO BE OBTAINED.
A Japanese newspaper received at
one of the legations here gays : "No
offer of mediation on tbe part of a
third power should be accepted by
Japau until her object shall have been
completely attained, which is, to place
Corean independence on a seonre foot
ing, and so to crush the power of
China as to leave her totally unable for
many years to come to attempt any
Another Japanese paper, the Eok
kai, is afraid tbat its countrymen may
sacrifice interest to empty honor. After
tbe defeat of ber forces and the inva
sion of Manchuria by the Japanese
army the Chinese government, per
haps, attempt to conclude a peaee with
Japan on snoh terms as are apparently
honorable to Japan, but are really ad
vantageous to China. Tbe Japanese,
says tbe Eokkal, are always prone to
sacrifice interest for tbe sake of honor,
and there is just ground to fear that
their natural propensity may betray
them into a falsa step in the present
instance. The object of Japan, con
tinues the Eokkul, onglit to be to se
cure honor and interest at the same
These expressions from the Japanese
press coinoide with tbe views of Japan
ese authorities here, tbat there can be
no mediation which does not give
Corea complete independence, crush
China's cower to further retard the
progress of the east) and reimburse
Japan, either in money or territory,
tor her enormous expenditure contrac
ted by the war,
Berlin, Oct. 11. It is seml-offioially
stated that nothing is known here of
the report circulated by a news agenoy
tbat China has requested tbe mediation
of Germany in the war between tbe
former country and Japan.
Berlin, Oat. 11 The "Tageblatt's"
correspondent at St Petersburg learns
tbat the objdot of the leaders of tbe re
bellion in tbe Chinese previocs of Mon
golia is to sseure the annexation of that
territory to tbe Rnssiun empire.
.WARNING FOR AMERICA.
General Sohofleld's Annual Report
' Point Out Military Weekneai.
Washington, Oct 11. Tbe annual
report of the Major General Comman
ding the army is devoted almost wholly
to a discussion of tbe use of the mili
tary forces of the United States in
maintaining the federal laws against
domestio resistance, and to the neces
sity of coast' fortifications for defenos
against foreign attack.
The Intimation is dearly conveyed
by General Sehofield's treatment of the
subjeot tbat the lesson, of a nation like
China with its wide extent and vast
resources aud wealth, hut unprovided
with efficient mode of military equip
ment, is worthy of serious considera
tion by the American people.
He Is Despondent, Although his
Symptoms Have Changed
for the Betteri
Berlin, Oct. 11. The Cologne Ga
zette has a telegraphic message from
St. Petersburg stating that the tzar
will start for Corfu at the end of Oc
tober, when bis son, Grand Dnke
George, will retnrn to Abbastuman,
In the Caucasus. The Prussian minis
ter of education has granted Professor
Leydon several months' leave of ab
sence from his university duties in
order tbat he may attend tbe czar.
According to news from Livadi the
czar sleeps better, his appetite is im
proving and tbe pain accompanying
bis ailment baa almost ceased, but his
majesty is still despondent. The czar
himself thns describes his diffioulty in
breathing: '"Every two or three min
utes I feel that I mnst draw a long
breatb, something between a yawn and
a sigh, but I am nnable to iaccomplieb
it, and the feeling caused by tbe fail
ure is painful beyond words to express.
My thoughts are absorbed by these
ever-recurring efforts and failures.''
Officials in St Petersburg regard
PtofVssor Leydon's mission as a reas
It is announoed that the czar and his
family on Tuesday drove to the water
fall of TJtschan, near Yoaltan.
Count Bendendorf, the czir's grand
marshal, has gone to Corfu in order to
prepare for tbe arrival there of the
cz ir. As already cabled, tbe king of
Greece has placed bis chateau at Corfu
at the disposal of emperor of Russia.
It is announced tbat the czar will
leave tbe Crimea for Corfu on Tuesday
William Clarke Bides Forty Hours in
a Freight Car Without Food.
Buffalo, Oct 11. William Clarke, a
10 year-old boy, from Philadelphia, ar
rived here over tbe Erie in a condition
that required the care of doctors at tbe
Fitch hospital. He was suffering from
laek of food and air, and told an inter
esting story of his experiences.
He is an orphan aud has been living
with a brother in Philadelphia. H
was dissatisfied with the treatment be
received and decided to start out on
his own account He went to New
York in search of a position, but liJ
not get it. He went over to Jersey
City on Monday nnd applied at the Erie
freight honse. The man to whom be
applied, he says, threw bim into a car,
saying that it was golug to Buffalo and
that there were plenty of jobs there.
From that time until 11 o'clock yes
terday morning, when the car was
opened at East Buffalo, he was without
food or water and was obliged to
breathe the little air be could get in
the car. He made repeated efforts to
get out, but could not attract the at
tention of anyone.
When he reached here be made his
presence known to the yardmen at East
Buffalo, who reloased him and sent him
to the city on a passenger train. He
was weak from bis forty hours of con
finement and was hardly able to take
nourishment when be was taken to tbe
Fitch hospital. As soon as be was
strong enough to go, he was sent to the
ACCUSES LINKOVER FIELD.
McDanlel Explain Hie Coaneotlon With
the Panto F Train Robbery.
Eeokuk, la., Oct. 10. Tha prelim
inary examination of W. E. McDanlel,
charged with conspiracy to rob a Santa
Fe train at Gorin, Mo., last month, in
progress at Memphis, concluded last
McDsniel was bound over to the
grand jnry. Defendant's witnesses
testified that Llnkover Field was the
originator of the plot,
McDanlel is tbe man who gave the
information which led to the frustra
tion of the robbery and capture of the
A LONG VACATION.
Vloe President of Street Car Couplers ex
pelled for 09 Teare.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 11 The con
vention of Amalgamation Association
of Street Car Couplers of America this
morning expelled William J. L iw, the
first vice president of ths organization
for ninety-nine years for tho reason of
Law lives in Detroit, and was elected
T resident in 180 1. The political plat
form of the Ameriean Federation of
labor was unanimously adopted,
1 WEATHER FORECAST.
B CLEAR WAHirmaTow, Oct. 11. Fortaait
I ' ' for Friday: For easfern FenntyL
vnnia, fair and ilightly warmer;
uiindt thiting (o southwest,
The only place where you can get
your umbrella re-covered while you
wait Oue who discards a hand
some umbrella handle, one to tho
form and symmetry of which
possibly he has become attached
and an entirely perfect frame, sim
ply because the cover has beeomo
torn or has worn into unsightly
holes does not, what is done iu
three cases out of four, hut tho
most natural thing, which is,
destroy it. The cause of this sort
of wastefulness heretofere au ex
cuse which never can he urged
again has been entirely duo to
the trouble and expense of having
a new cover put on the old frame.
No one thinks of the umbrella
until it is needed, the holes in itara
only remembered when it rains.
But if tliecareful owner gives heed
to its condition the trouble of find
ing a reliable repairer aud the
usual cost of tho job are such ns to
deter one from a repetition of the
experiment. Tho average travel
ing umbrella mender is the most
monumental of deluslous, his work
is only too apt to leave the umbei
elhv much the worse for his atten
tion. In our patent adjustable umberella
cover we have an invention that
forever removes all excuse for this
waste of good handles and frames
and does so in a practical, direct
way that cannot fail to commend
itself to the most exacting. This
cover is so constructed of such
sizes, shapes and qualities that no
matter what the frame nor what
the taste of its owner, a suitable
cover may be bought for from uTic.
to $3.00, and they are so construct
ed that the least practical person
can adjust it in few minutes and
have an umbrella in every par
ticular as good us new. No novel
ty in the umbrella trado put upon
the market in the last decade has
met with mch immediate success
as has this adjustable cover of
which we have the olo agency
for this city,
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
nn m mritiK
ue.u a mi
Wholesale an! Retail
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 613.
Lewis, Reillf a km
a e o o 10I0
I TO, I oi i o I
Ton know how that lively, onorrettc bov o
Vonr's knocks out his shoes. V.o'tu boei)
thlukinir o( him providing tor li'm nnl hi
dentructlve enerKy. Wo have aroguiu- we
defying alio from 50c upward.
Lewis, Reilly & Datfe;
114 WYOMING AVENUE.
Some peonle are to anxious to save when
buying a watch, thinking that a cheap watch
wilt do as well as a guml ona, end that nil the
illlforonue in watchun is the price. May be
that it required a moral effort on your part
to pay us 10 for a plain lookin but houent
timekeeper, when somebody else (renerally
offera you a (told watch for 92.5!) and just for
gooducsa anko throws in a gold chain and
charm. Of rourae it isall a "tameschwiudlo,"
as tho Jow said when bo went uu in the bal
loon aud couldn't tlnd the silver lining of tha
clond. It happens every now and then that a
person sends oil for such a gold wati'h, gets It,
and then loses iaith in wntch and humanity
for over and ever. Wo think it would pay
yon to call on us and see if we hare what you
want, and if we can't suit you at all out of a
large stock of watihoc, why-it is time euouph
then to send out of town for a $2 00 gold
W. d.v Welche,1,
itos SrnvcE sx., scranton.
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