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80WN IN JEST VIRGINIA
The Kcpublicans May Carry Eath of
the 1'our Congress Districts.
REASONS TOR THINKING SO.
The Energetic People of the Lively New
Dominion Are Ucartily Sick of Democ
racy and the kind of Good Times
It Gives to Them.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Wheeling, W. Vu.. Nov. 1.
R'htly or wrongly, the West Vlr
r' congressional light has come to
.ccupy a degree of national promt
.lience second only to the gubernatorial
battle in New York. As it looks now
AVest Virginia will, on Tuesday, break
away from her Democratic moorings
und swing over bodily into the Repub
lican column. The reasons for thinking
so lire numerous, and are well ex
pressed In the apuended compilation of
fuels and figures Bearing on the coming
In the First congressional district a
Republican plurality of 450 appears a.
conservative estimate. The possible
gains and reasons therefor are, by
counties, as follows: Cleveland's plu
rality of 587 in Uraxton county will
pruljably be reduced MO on account of
the free lumber and wool scdedules and
the loss of many voters who have left
the county on account of the shutting
flown of the mills. Cleveland's 30 plu-
lullty In Brooke will probably be wiped
out, and a Republican plurality of 20
be shown, a net Republican gain of CO,
caused solely by free wool. Doddridge
should Increase its 182 majority for
Harrison to at least 223 for Dovener,
on account of his personal popularity,
Cleveland's 371 plurality in Gilmer is
expected to show a loss of 75 on ac
count of the wool and lumber sched
ules. Hancock will show an Increased
Republican majority of 50, by reason of
the bad feeling over the tariff bill,
Harrison, a strong Republican coun
ty, is united on Dovener and will return
its old majority of 850, a gain of 100.
I.ewwla will show a Republican gain of
27, as that many Democrats are pledged
to vote against Howard. Marshall
county, which gave Harrison a plural
lty of 750, Is safe for an additional gain
on account of the personal popularity
of the candidate. The 159 plurality for
Cleveland In Ohio county Is expected
to fuil oft to less than 50, if it is not
wiped out entirely. This county is the
home of both candidates, the tight is
very bitter, nnd the result will be very
close. Tyler is safe for an Increase of
73 over the .112 given Harrison, and
Wetzel county will show a decreased
Democratic majority of 125, because the
man who has cooked up their major!
ties Is now In the penitentiary for
forgery. The estimates show a net
gain to the Republicans of 847. Deduct
tng Pendleton's majority of 208 and al
lowing 2u per cent, for any possible
Bhrlnkage, it leaves the probable plu
rality of 450, as before stated.
In Mr. Wilson's District.
The Second (Wilson's) district Is, of
course, the center of greatest national
Interest. An estimate by counties shows
that Dayton may win by a plurality
one that will withstand any contests,
Harbour, a county devoted ulmost en
tlrely to farming and sheep raising
gave Cleveland a plurality of 25 In 18'J2.
As It Is Dayton's home, and on account
of the loss to Its citizens by free wool,
It Is apparently safe for a Republican
plurality of 300. Uerkely, torn Ijy dls
sentlons among the Democrats, is ex
pected to Increase Its Republican plural
ity of 154 to at least 250, making a net
gain of 95. Grant, which, out of 1,555
votes, gave Harrison a plurality of 753,
Is considered safe for 850 for Diyton.
Hamshlre, always strongly Democra
tic, will probably show a loss of 200
votes from Cleveland's plurality of 1,555,
while Hardy is certain to reduce its 844
Democratic plurality by 125; both losses
being charged to free wool.
Jefferson, like Berkely, will show a
lossof 300,whllethe Democratic majority
of 80 In Marion county will be overcome
and a Republican plurality of from 300
upward take Its place. The principal
reason for the great change In this
country is that it is the western coal
region of the district. Mineral county,
the center of the eastern coal region,
which gave Harrison a plurality of 77,
Is go'1 for 300 fur Dayton. Monongalia
Is expeFisu to increase its 750 for Har
rison to 900 for Dayton. Morgan, which
gave Harrison 322, should give Dayton
600. ' Pendleton's 300 for Cleveland
should be wiped out entirely.
Tucker should increase tts 30 for Har
rison to 150 for Dayton on account of
the reduction of the duty on coal. Pres
ton should Increase its 1,337 for Har
rison to 1,600 for Dayton, while Ran
dolph will probably decrease its 723
Democratic plurality for Cleveland fully
200, both Republican gains being due to
free lumber. Taylor, a railroad center,
which usually gives 350 Republican plur
ality, Is expected, on account of the dis
satisfaction among railroaders througli
loss of work to increase its majority to
COO. This gives a total Republican gnln
ut 3,100. Deducting 23 per cent, for
xssible shrinkage and Wilson's plural
ty of 1,051 In 1892, It would appear to be
I fair estimate that he will bo defeated
1y 1,200 plurality.
The Other Two Districts.
The third district (Alderson's) has
teen the scene of coal strikes during a
yar In which men who voted for him
j?fore have been killed In battle with
the state troops, and the worklngmen
iharge these labor troubles to Dem
ocratic congressional nonsense with
iie tariff. In the three counties where
the Republicans will gnln most, heavily
te coal schedule will give them the
v(tes. And where coal does not lum
br interests will. The estimates show
that the Republicans will carry the dis
trict by a plurality of over 250; not a
large majority, to be sure, but enough
to send Hulllngs to Washington with
out the chance of his seat being con
tested. The Fourth (Capehart's) district Is
the one In which the Republicans will
have to make the greatest gain of any
In the state, If they succeed In electing
their cundldate. No one had the slight
est Idea on the morning of the conven
tlbn that Capehurt would be the nomi
nee. But five hours after the delegates
were called to order he had again been
The first sensational feature of the
campaign was the bolting of the Wayne
county delegation, who United states
Marshal Vinson at their head, the lat
ter saying as he led the forty delegates
from the convention- hall: "You'll
need us in November, and when you
do need us, you'll send for us." Ten
days after he been renominated Cape-
hart created the second sensation by
withdrawing. This left the party with
out a candidate and all at sea. An
other convention was called four weeks
before election. Judge Harvey, of Ca
bell, received the nomination, and he
is the man whom Warren Miller is sure
to bent. Posing as a Democrat, Har
vey is reully a Populist of the most
pronounced type, and lie cannot poll
the vote of his party. The total Re
publican gains in this district will be
about 2,421, from which deduct 10 per
cent, for shrinkage, or a light vote, and
Capehart's plurality of 2,042 would leave
a safe majority for Miller of about 200.
A careful computation gives the Re
publicans a majority on joint ballot of
the state senate and house of dele
gates, Insuring a Republican successor
to Senator Camden, unless local issues
should chance to defeat some of the
nominees for the lower house.
TRIED TO SWALLOW A SABER.
Crnzy Sword Swallowcr Thrusts the Blade
Down Ills Throat, Cuts Himself and Then
Frightens the Neighbors.
By the United Press.
New York, Nov, 1. Augues Relckes,
a professional sword swallower, 50
years old, has not had work In his line
for some time. He had a family to
support at 18 Willett street, and be
came despondent. He took an old cav
alry saber blade, twenty-three incehes
long, nnu started to plunge it down his
His hand wns not 'steadv nnd the
sword cut his throat. The pain made
him cry out, nnd then he took the
sword in his hand, and whirling it
around his head, lunged about the room.
Ofllccr Fallon opened the door of
Relckes's room and saw him swinging
"What are you trying to do?" asked
"I've killed Beven people and have
burled their bodies, and I'm ready for
more," Relckes replied. Ho was sent
Three Men Drop Over One Hundred 1-ect
to the Earth,
By the United Press.
St. Louis, Nov. 1. Two men were al
most instantly killed and one fatally
Injured by fulling from the seventh
story of a building In course of erec
tion at Twelfth and Locust streets at
1 o'clock this afternoon.
The men were standing on a scaffold
ing, when a plunk spread and allowed
them to fall to the pavement, a distance
of over UK) feet. The dead are Samuel
Moore, Jacob Warner. Joseph Ense
was fatally injured. . .
Altgeld likens Grover to Judas.
Bissell and Maxwell will vote for HUI.
Crisp will speak in Gotham tomorrow
The betting on Morton In New York Is
now 5 to 2. !
Hill will blume Tammany treachery for
his defeat. . . -
Senator Carey says Wyoming is safely
Objector Holman admits that ho is
Indiana Democrats don't want Gresham
to speak for them.
Carlisle says he hopes Hill will win, but
he cannot help lilm.
Depew Is making nine and ten speeches
dully for .Morton und Suxton.
Cook county, 111., Is reported to be good
for a 20,000 Republican plurality.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Humlln is stumping with Wilson.
In. liana Republicans ussert they will
elect tun out or thirteen congressmen.
Senator Allen thinks the Iowa Democ
racy may carry one congressional dis
trict. Ex-PresMent Harrison has given $1,009
to the New York state Republican com
mittee. Speakor Crisp has come to Amos Cum
mlngs' assistance with a letter of recom
mendation. Senator Washburn thinks Minnesota
will send a solidly Republican delegation
Republicans now claim twenty-four
out of New York's thirty-four congress
men, a gum or eignt.
Franklin Murphy, the Newark varnish
manufacturer, Is u Republican candidate
iur me jemey Betiulorsrlp.
Mahone claims three districts In Vir
ginia and says with an honest count Re
publicans would get seven.
Tom Johnson. Ohio's celebrated fre?
trader, has challenged McKlnley to a joint
debate Saturday ut Cleveland.
Michigan, says Chairman McMillan, is
good tor 30,000 Republican plurality, and
twelve nepuuncun congressmen.
Governor Brown says Rhode Island will
substitiitn two Republicans for the two
Democrats now in congress from that
The Fifth Maryland district has seven
candidates for congress, one Reiiubllcitn.
two Democrats, two Populists and two
In Se""or Allison s -Judgment, "the
Republicans will have on overwhelming
majority In the next congress of the
Senator Faulkner now claims that West
Virginia will send a solidly Democratic
delegation to congress; but Republicans
merely laugn at nis nerve.
Wlllard Saulsbtirv. son of ex-Senator
Suulsbiiry, of Delaware, has seimtorlul
asplrtlons, nut Delaware gives every Indl
cation of going Republican.
New Hampshire will elect two Remibll
can congressmen, a Republican governor
ami a legislature mat win elect a lie
publican United Stutes senator.
TheDemocratlc national committee hus,
It Is alleged, received another fund of
J1OO.O0O from New York Importers who
nuve Dencnieu ny t ne vt uson bin.
Wholesale ballot frauds are being
planned by the Democrats of St. Mary
parisn, Louisiana, in me nope or ueteat
In, Judge Beuttle, the Republican con
Chairman Babcock, of the Republican
congressional committee, predicts u Re
publican majority of 60.000 m his home
statu, i Wisconsin, lie Buys three con
gresHinen will be gained.
There Is a wonderful concurrence of
opinion on two no nts thut Hll will re
eelve un uniixuully large vote In the stale
above the city, and that In New York
city ne win oe cut terribly.
A New York dlsnateh riivb Honntnr Hill
holies to secure an Indorsement from Mr.
Powderly anil thus rupture 40,000 lubor
votes. The statement Is not credited by
Mr. Powderly's Scranton friends.
J. J. Joy, ostensibly an organizer of
miners' unions In Wilson's district, has
been exposed as a dlsburser of Wilson
boodle and a circulator of libels about the
Republican candidate, A. Q. Dayton.
Mayor Hopkins, of Chicago, tried to
get Republican State Chairman Tanner
Indicted for saying he (Hopkins) had
levied blackmail on Chicago's vices; but
the grand Jury refused to take action.
Ex-Mayor Grace yesterday presented
the Democratic state committee with a
check for$6,lKW, and Is In many ways giving
evidence of his earnest desire for Hill's
election, though he is lighting Tammany,
The Democrats of Elmlra are building
A wigwam for Senator Hill to speak In
Saturday night. The building will hold
7,000 people, and Mi) workmen are em
ployed In Its construction, working day
- Kx-Mlnlstor to Turkey Oscar 8. Straus
and his brother, lsldor Strnus, the congressman,-
have bolted the nomination of
Senator Hill and declared for Kverett P.
W'heoler. Thev have both sent checks
I to Wheeler's campuign fund.
THE ARDLAMI MYSTERY
It Is Recalled in a Suit Against a
Guthain Insurance Company.
H0 SHOT CECIL HAMBROUGH
One of the Most Perplexing of .Modern
.Murder .Mysteries After a Twelve--Month
Is Yet I'nruvellcd-Sulng
for l.tfc Insurance.
By the United Press.
New York, Nov. 1
A suit will be begun In London within
the month which Involves the Mutual
Life Insurance company, of this city,
and which turns upon one of the most
remarkable tragedies Great Brltalnhas
ever known a tragedy which Is full of
recital, suggesting some of the most
thrilling pages of that wonderful
weaver of romantic mystery, Wllkle
An English gentleman, now In New
York, says furthermore that the trial
will bring out a number of startling
circumstances, quite Irrelevant to the
tragedy In questions-questions which
bear upon the career In Hreat Hrituln
of Donuld C. Haldemun and his father,
John Haldemau, Donald C. Haldemnn
being the manager of the Mutual Life
Insurance company In London. Hut the
tragedy Involved no other than the now
celebrated "Ardlamont mystery" case
which, during the past twelve months,
has filled so many columns of newspa
pers both In Great Britain and this
History' of the Case.
The suit was brought by Major Dud
ley Hambrough, father and administra
tor of Cecil Hambrough, deceased, to re
cover from the Mutual Life Iusurance
company Insurance to the amount of
$100,000, effected upon the life of Cecil
Hambrough. Cecil was a young man
of about 20 years of age. When . he
became of age a considerable Inherit
ance was to fall to lilm, but In the mean
time neither he nor his father had any
Young Hambrough fell In with n. Mr.
Alfreil John Monson and his wife, who
were Impecunious', yet had taken the
estate of Ardlamont, near what are
known as the Kyles of Bute, Scotland.
There, was shooting and llshlng, to
gether with an old-fashioned house that
went with the Ardlamont estate, the
whole at a very moderate rental. The
Monsons acted as tutors to young Ham
brough, and, In order tm secure them for
the money he then was unable to give
them, young Hambrough consented to
let them Insure his life In their favor to
the amount of $100,000 until the time
when he, should come of uge. Applica
tion accordingly was made by the Mon
sons to a number of British companies,
none of which would accept the Insur
ance, on the ground that they failed to
see Uiaf "the Monsons had any Interest
la Hambrough's life beyond a very
Young Hambrough Pound Deud. '
With the Mutual Life, however, Mr.
Monson was more fortunate. That Is
to say, the Mutual Life consented to let
Humbrough insure himself and then
transfer the policies to the Monsons or
to anybody else he chose. Hambrough
did insure his life and transferred the
policies to the Monsons.
Then a very sinuglur thing happened.
Young Mr. Humbrough met a violent
death, and the only persons known to
be near hlra at the time were Alfred
John Monson and a man who bore a
number of names, one of them being
Scott, who disappeared Immediately
after the tragedy. It was on Aug. 10,
1893, that Hambrough was killed. He
and Monson and Scott, one of whose
other names was Sweeney, Btarted out
on the Ardlamont estate to shoot. Mon
son says they all took different courses;
but, however that may be, young Ham
brough was found lying dead In a Held
with the back of his head blown off.
Subsequent investigations revealed
that the Monsons were, nt the time of
the Insurance upon Hambrough's death,
so closely pressed for money that they
were well nigh desperate. This and va
rious contradictory statements that
were made caused the arrest of Monson
for murdering Cecil Hambough. There
was a long and Intensely exciting trial.
The Ardlamont mystery became the
one absorbing topic of conversation. As
link after link of the chain of circum
stantial evidence was wound around
Monson the arguments and the betting
on his guilt or innocence and the result
of the trial became more and more ex
The result was a verdict of neither
Rcqulttal nor conviction. It was that
absurd Scotch verdict of not proven
ana. Aionson went iortn a free man,
but under the cloud of suspicion of
guilt, from which he Is never likely tp
Went to the Next of Kin.
His claim against the Insurance com
pan i fell to the ground for the reason
that Hambrough's assignment of the
policies was Invalid, he being under
age at the time they were made. This
being the case they becam a part of the
deeeuBed's personal estate and went to
the next of kin, Major Dudley Ham.
brough, the deceased's Impecunious
It happens that In the proposal form
of the Mutual Life Insurance company
there Is a declaration which runs at
follows: "The following are all com
panics or associations to which I have
ever applied for my life Insurance,
which has been refused on the plan
asked for, or postponed." It Is on what
Cecil Hambrough declared with regard
to this matter that the contention of
the Insurance company In insisting
Major Hambrough's demand for pay
ment rests. Of course the murder ques
tion cannot again be raised, that hav
ing been definitely disposed of by the
Scotch verdict, which really In people's
minds left as much uncertainty as ever
Donald C. Haldeman has b?en the
representative of the Mutuul Life In
surance company In London and has
also been more or less Interested In the
promotion of a certain Colorado min
ing enterprise, over which there has
been some legal contention, and one of
plaintiffs against Mr. Huldeman In this
matter has notified the managers of the
life Insurance company here that In the
forthcoming trial Mr. Haldeman will be
cross-examined very cloBely with refer
ence to the mining matter for the pur
pose of shaking his standing for integ
rity ami veracity, ,
SEVERED HIS JUGULAR.
It Was the Only .Means of Saving .Mr,
By the United Press.
Detroit. Mich.. Nov. 1. Dell Wade, of
Portland, Mich., had his jugular vein
severed In a surgical operation here
several days ago, nnd ho still lives.
Wude came to Harper hospital several
weeks ago to have removed a tumor
which Involved the jugular vein in the
neck. If it had remained death would
havv'ensued In a year. The tumor
which was of twelve years' growth,
covered thu side of the man's neck.
The operating surgeon mado an In
cision directly across the tumor, and
then proceeded to separate the skin
from it. He disBected around the tum
or, and found that the removal of an
Inch and a half of the vein was neces
sary. A few years ago the severing of
the jugular vein meant death. With
one stroke the surgeon's knife went
through the vein, and it was cut again
In another pluce. The ends were
clamped together to prevent the loss
of blood. The ends of the nerve trunks
were then stitched together, the cavity
was sponged with bl-chlorlde of mer
cury solution, and later the ends of the
vein were put together. Wade Is now
at his home with every prospect of liv
ing to a good old age.
FROM RICHES TO POVERTY.
Former San Vranclsco Millionaire Just
I'.scapcs a Pauper's Grave.
By the United Press.
San Francisco, Nov. 1. A. J. Holmes,
twenty years ago one of San Francis
co's millionaires, died recently at the
Sun Franciso almshouse, and narrow
ly escaped burial in the potter's Held
Holmes was the orlglnul locator and
owner of the North Hclle and Holmes'
mines, near Candelura, Emerald coun
ty, Nev., and for several years was one
of the lending social and financial
lights of San Francisco.
Ho spent money with a luvlsh hand,
and it soon went from him. After his
money was gone he haunted the vicin
ity of the stock exchanges. One day
recently he was found unconscious on
the street npar his former sumptuous
otiice. He was taken to the almshouse,
where he died.
UIG FIRE AT SUNBURY.
A Smart Engineer Runs His Truln Over
By the United Press.
Sunbury, Pa., Nov. 1. Miller & Helm's
tuble factory at this place wag -almost
entirely destroyed by fire this after
noon. It was a large three-story brick
During the progress of the Are a
north bound freight train ran over the
lines of No. 1 Fire company s hose,
which crossed the track, cutting the
hose to pieces. The engineer of the
train was signalled to stop but paid
no attention. . He will be arrested
This occurred at a critical time and
the fire in consequence gained great
headway, causing the greater part of
the loss, which amounts to JlO.noo, part
MR. WICKES, OF PULLMAN.
Ills Wife Wants a Divorce on Grounds of
By the United Press.
' Chlcugo, Nov. 1. Laura W. Wlckes
this morning brought suit in the circuit
court for absolute divorce from her
husband, Thomas IL. l -kc-s, second
vlce-p.esldent of the Pullman Palace
The ground on which the decree Is
asked for Is extreme cruelty. Mrs
Wlckes charges her husband with beat
ing, striking, kicking and otherwise
cruelly ubuslng lser. The suit will
probably be tried before Judge Tuthlll
about Dec. 1.
WILL SELL MAVOURNEEN.
Mrs. Scnnlun Is to Dispose of Her Hus
band's Iuterests In the Play.
By the United Press.
New- York,' Nov. 1. Judge Gilder
sleeve today granted permission to
Mrs. Scanlun to dispose of William J,
Scunlun's title and Interest in the piny
Mrs. Scanlan will sell the sole right
to produce this play to Augustus Pltou
VERY WARM RECEPTION.
Haywood Greets the Boys with
By the United Press.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 1. Two boy
celebrating, halted In front of Mr. Hay
wood s home In Independence at mid
Haywood raised a window and fired
both bnrrels of a shot gun Into the
crowd. Five of the boys were danger
DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN,
Mrs. Lydia Caldwell King Mulock Passes
By the United Press.
Mlddletown. N. Y.. Nov. 1. Mrs. Lv
dia Culdwell King Mulock died here to
day at the advanced age of 100 vears
Many of her descendants ore prominent
throughout this state and In thu west
Mrs. Mulock celebrated her centen
nial blrthduy two months ago.
CONDENSED STATE TOPICS.
Xanticoke's typhoid fever cases are dl
reutiy iruueaoiu to impure water.
Allegheny county bucket shop mam
gers claim thoy can pay regular illv
The board of directors of the Pennsyl
vania rullrouil yesterday declured a semi
annual dividend of 2Vs per rent. In cash,
making S per cent, for the year.
Charters were yesterday granted to the
Fifth Avenue und High Street BrUlgo
eonioitny, of McKeesport, cupltHl lii,ii,
and thA Cross Fork Water company, of
Scranton, capltul th'M.
State Representative Marshall J. Hall
died ut his home In Dernier Wednesduy
night, aged 44 years. Two yeurs ago he
was elected as UHnemblyman from Sul
livan county. Ueuth wus duo to heurt
While suffering from temporary aber
ration of mind, Mrs. Adolph Hpelfenbertr,
of Susiiushunna, committed suicide Wtnl
nesiluy night by drowning herself In tho
Simiiiiehannu river. The body was recov
While engaged In a fervent prayer at a
revival service In the Methodlsl church
ut Foiindrvvllle Wednesday nluht. Mrs.
Jacob l'ViiHtermaker, aged 63 yeurs, wus
stricken with apoplexy. She wus taken
home and died within two hours without
having regained consciousness.
FourFrench anarchists were condemned
to twenty years' Imprisonment ut hurd
M. Zola, the French novelist, has ar
rived In Koine, and Is being lionised by
local newspaper men.
The excitement In Vienna over the de
lay of the franchise reform Increases
dully, und worklngmen's disturbances arc
frequent. . . .
The very Improbable story Is published
by the Purls uuulois thut Premier Critpl,
of Italy, Is preparing an expedition to
Two dynamite bombs filled with scrap
Iron were exploded outside of two police
stations In Milan, wrecking the fronts
of the buildings.
For appropriating. mney legacies' duo
to persons In the United Stales, II err
KaulTnian, consular agent for the Frank
nthal Palatinate of Bavaria, who recent
ly absconded, was arrested at Antwerp
HE CZAR OFJSSIA DEAD
Sufferings of the Great Kuler Are at
an End at Last.
HISTORY .Qr A STORMY LIFE
Strange Story of the Neglected Son Who
Was Vncxpectcdly Elevated to the
Throne Tho Legacy Left by Mcho-las-Nihilists
Again Active. '
By tho United Press.
Llvadla, Nov. 1.
The czar died at 3 o'clock this after
London, Nov. 1. The Dally News cor
respondent In Yalta has sent this dis
patch: "The cnur died at 2.15 o'clock
this uftcrnoon. He was fully con
scious. When he felt that his last hour
was approaching he asked for extreme
unction. This was administered by
Father Ivan. Tho czur next asked
that his family should gather round
him. He spoke with each member
separately, but ut the greatest length
with the czurina. He then gave all his
blessing. Finally he bade all farewell.
Little by little he grew weaker. His
voice ut last became hardly audible.
Soon after he passed quietly away.
"Theoath of allegiance to NIcholusIlI
was then administered to the whole
family, und at 4. HO o'clock cannon were
fired to announce the fact to the
The czarina is quite broken down
and the doctors are again fearful that
her health may not withstand the
weight fpf her grief."
It Is expected that the body of the
czar will be removed tomorrow to the
private chapel nt Llvadln, where spe
cial services will be offered until burial
A dispatch received here from St
Petersburg says a conspiracy against
the life of the czarewltch has been
discovered there. For several days the
police have been actively engaged In
arresting nihilists, among them being
several students. The police have ob
tallied possession of incriminating doc
Grand Duke Alexis Mlchoelevltch,
cousin of the czar, who was disgraced
and banished to the Caucasus several
years ago, arrived here recently, wish
ing to see the czar arfd ask his pardon
The czar declined to see him and the
grand duke departed after seeing his
The Kusslun Dynasty
The Russian dynasty is thus historic
119 Peter I died Jun. 2S. 1TB
liil t Utlier lie I died Mm- 17 17"7
177 Peter 11 died 171
ii.fu Ann utud Oct. at. 3710
1740 ivun IV,
Imprisoned 1741, assassinated 17M
1741 F.llzabetli fltttil .Inn. R 17!
IT'S- Peter 111 assassinated .luly 14. JTi'.J
Catherine II dleil Nov. 17, 17Htl
17!; Paul ttBsasslnatecl March !!4, Iwil
lh'il Alexunder 1 dle.l Jlee. 1. IS T,
1k.Ti Nicholas died Mur.-h 2, isr
1803 Alexunder II,
assusslnated March 13, II SI
1881 Alexander 111,
began reign March 13, 3881
Czar Alexander III. ascended the
throne of Russia three days after the
death of his father, Alexander II., who
was murdered on the bunks of the
Nevsky cunal by bombs thrown by Ni
hilists, Murch 13, 1X81. The new Little
Father of the Russians wus born
March 10, 1S45, the second son of Alex
ander II. by his first wife. For reasons
not well known he was slighted 'by both
father and mother, and his infancy
and youth were Baddened by this un
purentul conduct. Ills education pro
ceeded on the lines custumury for the
younger sons of the reigning dynasty.
He had abundance of mllltury instruc
tion and duty, but of letters or the hu
manities his Ignorance would have
shamed an American schoolboy. In
those days, when there were at least
two vigorous lives between him nnd the
throne, he often expressed his satlsfuc
tlon thut lie was not the heir.
Ills upparont destiny wns to bo an
officer of the imperlul guards, prepara
tlnns for which, as far as the imperial
scions were concerned, consisted of mil
itary exercises, perfunctory study of
text books of strutegy and little else.
Even acquaintance with modern lan
guages wus not considered essential for
such a career which In the main con
sists of enjoying life and doing duty
He was In tho height of tMs giddy
butterfly existence, when ut 20 years of
age he suddenly became heir presump
tive to the imperial crown by the death
of his elder brother, Nicholas. .The
manner In which ho became the heir
added terribly to the new burden so
unexpectedly cast upon him.
Death of Nicholas,
The Russiun imperial family were so
journing at Nice when, early in 3SG5, the
crown prince was struck a painful but
unintentional blow by his brother, Alex
ander. Nicholas wns u handsome, re
fined looking man and gained the al
most fanatical worship of the Russian
people by reason of his talents and per
sonal churns. On April 24. 1SC5, by a
fatal blow dealt by his brother's hand,
The czarewltch hnd already been be
trothed with all due form and observ
ance to Princess Dagmar, the brightest
and prettiest of the three Princesses of
Denmark. She, too, was at Nyce, and
was present nt the bedside of her dying
fiance.. Alexander, too, was present,
devoured by remorse nt his agency In
the death of the brother whom he loved,
reverenced and admired.
Nicholas, turning suddenly to his
brother, said: "I leave to you, Alex
ander Alexandrovltch, the heavy but
glorious succession to the Russian
throne; but I should like to add to It a
legacy more precious still which will
help you to benr Its burden." He took
the hand of Princess Dagmar and plac
ing It In that of Alexander said:
"Marry her; it Is my dying request and
wish, and you, my dear bride, your
destiny will be at the same time ac
complished, for you will be Empress of
The event, however, wsa delayed
eighteen months by the express wish
of the princess, who loved Nicholas de
votedly and could not detach his Imago
from her heart.
The death of Nicholas changed the
entire course and current of the life of
the hew czarewltch. Ills neglected edu
cation was to be brought up to the high
standard of his new prospective duties,
and with all speed, too. From the gay,
giddy, Belf-lndulgent existence of the
grand, duke be became, one of the moat
studious and industrious princes In Europe.
.Mnrriogo of the Czarewltch.
Although his changed prospects
brought no change In the obvious dis
like which Alexunder II. bore to his new
heir, new surroundings and new du
ties made it easier for the czarowltch
to bear, and his marriage to the Prin
cess Dagmar was the crowning felicity.
This occurred eighteen months after the
death of Nicholas and was celebrated
with all splendor. As a Condition pre
cedent, the princess was required to
renounce her Protestant faith and be
come a member of the Russian church.
Even her name was changed, and to
Russians she became known at once
and thereafter as Marie Fedorowna.
She did not pretend that tho image of
her dead first betrothed was banished
from her heart, and once when a por
trait of him was unexpectedly disclosed
to her she fainted. This exhibition of
toushiug fidelity, so far from morti
fying her husband, gave him an even
higher opinion of her constancy. Their
married life has been one of most un
usual unity and happiness. No cloud
of scandal ever touched It, and it was
the jest of St. Petersburg tha.t the czar
was the only Russian who was faithful
to his wife.
Personally the czar was a good-na
tured giant, wholly devoted to his fam
ily, nnd never so happy as when he
could get a brief respite from political
cares und state ceremony. He was
prouder of being reparted tho strongest
man in his dominions than of his posi
tion as autocrat. The1 assassination of
his father checked his earlier Impulses
towards liberalism, but his natural dis
position was just and kindly, although
his Intellect was a little obtuse. For
many of the outrages against liberty
committed in his name he was not re
sponsible, even if he were cognizant of
them. He himself, like his subjects,
was the victim of a system.
Washington, Nov. l.-'-Cable advices
from the United States legation at St.
Petersburg reached the state depart
ment this evening announcing the death
of the czar. The official announcement
will be met, without delay, by a mes
sage from the president, conveying to
the czarina expressions of the nation's
condolence, with other official recogni
tion of the sad event.
AMATEUR TRAIN ROBBERS.
Three Masked Men in Alabama Hold Vp a
Train, Terrorize Pusscngers, and Secure
1'ivc Dollars' Worth of Jewelry.
By tho United Press.
Rlrmlngham, Ala., Nov. 1. A passen
ger train on the Kansns City, Memphis
and Rlrmlngham railroad was held up
near New Albany, Miss., about 1 o'clock
this morning by three masked men.
The robbers terrorized the train crew
anil passengers with their revolvers
and effected an entrance Into the ex
press enr where they forced the mes
senger to hand out the contents of the
safe. The robbers then escaped. j
All they secured was $" worth of jew
elry. The robbers are thought to be
farmers living in the vicinity of the
AGE 52, WEIGHT 30 POUNDS.
Death of a Dwarf Who kept a Country
By the United Press.
Ashland, Ky., Nov. 1. Abber Astrop,
the midget, is dead in his mountain
home in Johnson county, at the age of
52 years. Astrop never In, his life
weighed more thun forty-five pounds,
and at the time of his death his weight
was but thirty pounds. He was two
inches less than three feet tall.
Astrop was born In Johnson county
and was one of five children. He was
of ordinary size In babyhood, but ho
grew very little after his fifth year.
His strength for a dwarf was remarkr
able. He inccumulated J10.000 dit a
small cross-roads store, where he spent
STAGE QUEEN'S CONVERSION".
A Muck Crook Coryphee Wonts to Em
By the United Press.
Cleveland. O., Nov. 1. Miss Lettn
Meredith, who played the purt of Sta-
! lacta, tho Queen of the (iolden Realm,
making her appearance in tights m inu
living pictures of the Rlack Crook com
pany lust week. Is going to renounce
the stage, will embrace Judaism and
get married to a New York tea mer
chant named Llpmuii.
The original programme was for the
couple to come to Cleveland In two
weeks nnd get married by Rabbi Mac-
hoi. Mr. Llpmun desired Miss Mere
dith to go through the ceremony of con
version in New York In the presence of
his parents, to be followed Immediately
by the wedding.
ROCK DRILL CHAMPIONS.
Contest for the World's Record Going on
By the United Press.
I.eadvllle, Nov. . 1. A rock drilling
contest for the championship of the
world nnd a purse of $;i2o Is In progress
here. Seven teams are entered, Leud
vllle, Tellurlde and Cripple Creek and
Red Cliff being represented.
Driver and McOllveray, a Leadvllle
team, have already beaten the world's
record of 30 5-16 by drilling Sb Inches
in fifteen minutes.
FLASHED FROM THE WIRES.
To maintain flour prices, western mill
ers are thinking of shutting down for a
The congress of the Assoi'lutlon for the
Advitneenieiit of Women Is In session ut
Knox vlllf, Tenn.
The disappearance of -year-old Horace
Clark from Peoria, 111., is thought to be
a rase of gipMy-steullug.
For embezzling J46.0UO from Fred Huzlo
ton, of New York, to speculuto, Cashier
JoJin KnilHon wus arrested.
Two Sticks, sentenced In the' Unled
States court for the murder of u cowboy,
will be the first Iudlun to hang in South
Marry Tyler yesterday rode an unpaced
third of n tulle on the Walthum, Muss.,
trurk In 37 seconds. It helng It l-! seconds
better than the world's record. It will
not stand us a new record, as the otllclals
fulled to appear touay.
The debt statement Issued
tth.iutfi a. not IncreHHo In Him mihlli. debt.
less cash In the treasury, during October
of $13,iiH0,SNl, Total cash in the treasury,
Third Assistant 'Postmaster Honernl
Cralga hus ordered the destruction of
tlioiisunds of postage stamps turned out
bv the burttu of engraving und printing.
This action has been taken as the result
of comulatntM received from postmasters
nil over the country that the stamps were
untlt Tor use on account or tnn iuck or
mucilage on them.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair, fol
lowed liv lnereasinit cloudiness and rain
and east winds Friday, night. Saturday
probably. lair anu aunuay, ciear.
A FEW SPECIALS IN
Fop This Week.
28 pieces, 4o-inch all wool Henri
ettas, Lest shades, 50c quality,
Special Price, 35c
20 pieces, 46-inch all wool Henrl
etta, 65c. quality,
Special Price, 45c,
18 pieces, 36-iuch all wool Assabel
Dress Flannels, 40c quality,
Special Price, 29c,
25 pieces line English Suitings,
Special Price, 43C1
20 pieces Silk and Wool Mixtures,
Special Price, 48c,
CHOICE NOVELTIES FOR
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the Latest and Bust Designs of tht
Leading Foreign Manufacturers,
510 and 612 Lackawanna Ave.
Wholesale and Retail.
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313 Spruce Street,
Telephone, No. 4633.
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In Calf and Cordivan are just what you
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And get checks on that beau
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Watches a specialty,