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THE SCI? ANTON TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER T, 1894.
MINE, MILL AM) RA1LK0AD.
The legal proceedings In connection
with the reorganization of the lVnn
Bjivanlu Steel company ore proceeding
rapidly and the expectation Is the prop
erty will be sold out eurly In January.
The new securities provided for under
the plan of reorganization will not be
Issued for several months at lerwarus,
as the RUbserlptions to the new pre
ferred stock are payable In installments.
In the fiscal year that ended with Aug
ust, which was the worst year the com
pany has ever known, the net earnliiKS
were sufllelent to pay all the fixed
charges, Including Interest on the new
preferred stock. The lowest estimate
that Is put on the value of the preferred
stock is SO. will cli at the present market
price of the old assented clock would
make the new common stock stand at
$u6. The book value of the stock, ap
praising the ussets at a low valuation,
is $1K a share. With the steady im
provement In the volume of business
Rnd in profits In the iron trade, and the
termination of un expensive receiver
ship, It is thought that the company
will be able to make a large amount of
money the present year. While a Rood
deal of the stock of this company is now
held speculatively, there lias been con
siderable investment buying lately by
good judges of Iron properties.
It Is stated that Collin P. Hunting
don, of the Southern Pacific, has pur
chased 6,000 tons of steel rails for use
on his Pacific coast roads. It was pre
dicted during the tariff discussion that
the bill would give this trade to Eng
land, hut Democratic newspapers de
nied It. Mr. Huntingdon, It is said,
saves nn infinitesimal sum and Ameri
can labor loses n quite important one
by this operation. The new tariff 1)111
is not working thoroughly, but already
the wool, iron, tin plate, lend, lumber,
glass and other leading Industries have
been seriously disturbed by- the arrival
of foreign goods.
The Raihvny Age, In an elaborate ar
ticle on the wages of railway employes,
discovers some curious facts. It la
found that ilfteen leading railways
operating more than one-fourth of the
mileage of this country and employing
one-fourth of the men In the railway
service, pays in salaries of over $5,009
the sum of $l,20j,liil per annum, and n
total amount for all salaries of $10",
SSS.fiiil. The total number of employed
is 170,G"7 and the average salary is
S;G32.19. If the large salaries were wiped
out and the entire amount divided with
all the employes each man's pay would
be increased S7.0G per year, or li! cenfs
per week. These companies earned $8,
841.0GS In dividends, and if this sum hud
been applied to an Increase of employes'
salaries each man would have got an
increase of $1 per week. In other words,
if the owners of the railroads gave
every cent of their profits to the em
ployes the latter's salaries would be in
creased about 15 cents per day.
The Philadelphia Record thinks it
would be "impossible to find In any
other section of the United States a
record of greater number of wrecks or
failures of strong concerns engaged in
the Iron Industry thnn are to be found
in the territory within fifty or 100 miles
of Philadelphia. In Berks and Schuyl
kill counties recent years have wlt
, nessed the abandoning of nineteen blast
furnaces, while over twenty stacks In
Montgomery, Lancaster, Lehigh, Leb
anon. and Carbon counties have either
been torn down and their machinery
sold for scrap, or stand today idle. Th o
failures during the past year of strong
and pronounced concerns in the eastern
section are still fresh In the memory of
persons interested In the lndusirh-l
growth of this territory. The suspen
sion of the Pennsylvania and Maryland
Steel companies, with their eight bla:t
furnaces and extensive mills; of Robert
H. Coleman, the operator of five fur
naces in Lebanon and Lehigh counties;
WIlllum'M. Kaufman & Co., the owners
of the Sheridan furnaces, in Berks coun
ty; the Crane Iron company, nnd the
Coplay Iron company, In Lehigh county-;
the Pottstown,; Montgomery and Nor
ristown companies in Montgomery
county; the Reading Rolling Mill com
pany, in Ilerkscounty, and many others,
exhibit to what extent the iron indus
tries of eastern Pennsylvania are at the
mercy of the south and west, which are
supplied with the essential materials to
the expansion of a great Industry."
Coke production and output In the
Connellsvllle region have taken an upward-
tendency again after dropping
biy'k a few tons each week for the past
nionth, last week's record showing
'gains of 3,000 tons in production nnd
265. cars in output. Considering that
the Iron trade Is In such an unsettled
condition, It is surprising the demand
there la for coke. For the Inst six weeks
shipments hav averaged ,over 1,000
cars a day. About a month ago there
was a little -slump caused by overpro
duction and the firing up of too many
ovens. There was a tendency to force
the demand for coke, but just as soon
as the operators found that the policy
would not work they changed their
plans and allowed the buyers to regu
late their snles according to their own
idens. The price of coke will undergo
no changes now until the first of the
year, when the new contracts arc made,
and It is hard to predict with any de
gree of accuracy how much of a change
will be made then, If any. The next
two months will likely bring some new
features In the matter.
The detailed report of thei operation
and output of 'the region for the week
ending on Saturday, Oct. 27, shows 1 1,
554 active and 3,220 idle ovens, with a
total estimated production of 141,826
tons. Compared with the production
of the previous week, this was an In
crease of 2,816 tons. Tn the active list
ovens there was a net gain of thirty
one. The shipments for the week ag
gregated 7,482 cars, consigned as fol
llws; To Pittsburg and river tipples,
2,264 cars; to points west of Pittsburg,
3,811 cars; to polnU east of Connells
vllle, 1,407 cars. Compared with the
shipments of the previous week this
was a decrease of 2G6 cars. The circu
lar prices of coke are as follows: Fur
nace coke, $1; foundry coke, $l.li;
crushed coke, $1.40; all per ton of 2,000
pounds on board cars at oyens.
Ground will be broken at New Ken
sington, Pa., this week for the founda
tion, of a tin plate plant, which, when
completed, will, it is said, be the largest
tin plate works in the United States.
The projectors of the hew enterprise
are the' tlrm of Goldsmith, Lowenberg
& Co., extensive manufacturers of tin
ware, of Portland, Ore., and New York
city. When completed, It Is said, the
works will have cost over $300,000.
Hundreds of men will be employed.-
The shipments of rails, bridge and
electric railway work and other finished
material from the Pennsylvania Steel
"orks during October Were the largest
the year. Large contracts for rails
tor Maine railways and the Philadel
phia and Baltimore Traction companies
were rilled. The works have also built
bridges for Philadelphia and Washing
ton. October's output of rails 27,000
tons was the largest month's tonnage
the rail mill has made In four years.
During the week of Oct. 1-7 over 4,000
tons were made, and on several days
almost 700 tons were rolled. On Satur
day $73,000 were paid out In wages to
about 3,700 men. The prospects for No
vember favor steady work In nearly all
In New York city,, and, for that mat
ter, in all the Atlantic tidewater trade,
the Engineering and Mining Journal
finds that dealers, both large and
small, are well supplied with coals.
The movement of coal during the past
week has slacked oft', and since dealers
are not gelling much they are buying
little or none. It is only justice to the
producers to sny that in all probability
they have been, nnd ure,. selling more
coal than they can mine, although the
figures for last week show that a little
more than 1,000,000 tons was mined dur
ing the week ending last Saturday. The
reason for this anomaly for It Is nothing-
less when one considers .the fact
that everybody la supposed to be work
ing on full time is that there has been
a marked shortage'of cars. At this time
of the year cars nre scattered all over
the country. Anthracite producers find
it Impossible at the present time to get
the transportation facilities which they
enjoyed last June when the great soft
coal strike was at Its height, and bi
tuminous coal cars were brought Into
service to make possible the record
breaking anthracite tonnage of Juno,
1S9-1. The tonnage for November will
not be as great as last June's. At least
it looks that way now, and producers
ought to rejoice that such Is the case.
We find a truly remarkable unanimity
among the sales agents In the declara
tion that no new business has been
done at the new .prices. .The fact that
the new rates have not obtained Is not
strange, but that the agents freely con
fess It most certainly is. Everywhere
we are told that prices nre firmer.
They may be firmer but they are not
higher. It will have to be an excep
tionally severe winter if the expecta
tions of the sales agents are to be real
ized so fur as getting the new prices is
Theabnndonedmlnc recently pumped
by the Cross Creek Coal company is
being placed in working condition. The
coal will lie taken through No. 4 slope,
Reaver Meadow, for a while at least,
when It Is anticipated a trestle will be
constructed over the Valley tracks, and
the mineral taken directly to the
breaker. A tunnel Is being driven now
from No. 4 to connect with the slope in
question.- A track is to be constructed
on the slope and preparations to put an
engine In position are being made.
The officials of the Lehigh and Wllkcs
Rurre Coal company find it necessary
to make some Improvements on the
Honey Brook No. 5 colliery. A large
addition was built to the breaker about
a month ago that lias the effect of al
most doubling its capnclty. There Is,
however, an obstacle in the way and
It la manifesting Itself vividly, for a
large amount of coal has been con
demned during the past few weeks.
This obstacle can only be remedied by
placingapump at the colliery to furnish
water to wash the coal, us it is dlfilcult
to separate the good from the bad when
the mineral is run through the screen
without being washed. Acting upon
practical judgment, says, the Hazleton
Standard, the ollleials have had an old
Jeanesville pump repaired at the Au
denrled machine shops- during the past
two weeks and are now placing It in
position for work.
Jacob Williams, who for a number of
years hns been employed as a coal ship
per by A. Pardee Co., since the change
hns occurred, has been promoted to the
position of boss of the coal shippers at
Cranberry and Crystal Ridge. A large
olllce will be erected at once.
The Crops Creek Coal company, hav
ing pumped No. 3 slope, found It to be a
remunerative Investment, hence the de
ceslon to pump the "Temperance" and
"Greenfield" old slopes. These works
were abandoned a quarter of a century
ago, und the maps since that time have
been destroyed, making It Impossible to
work a piece of coal In Coleraine No. 2
colliery. Such places can be worked
profitably because of the revised code
of mining laws and the thorough re
searches practiced at the present time.
C. M. Dodson & Co., who operate the
Morea colliery, nre availing themselves
of every possible effort to obtain a
larger supply of coal at that colliery.
They have within the past two weeks
awarded a contract for the sinking of
a shaft to the basin of the deposit In
view of cutting the deepest seams nnd
developing them for production. The
shaft Is now nbout fifty feet In depth and
Is being driven through the hardest
kind of rock. It Is thought thnt at least
four hundred feet will hnve to be pleresd
before the desired deposit Is reached. A
shaft was opened some time since In the
mine nnd after being driven less than
fifty feet It had to be abandoned on
account of a surplus of wutur.
At the regular meeting of the Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor
Brother and President W. D. Lloyd
was chosen as delegate to answer roll
call at the convention at Hallstead, Pa.,
Miss Abbie Bloxham, who has been
quite Borlously afflicted with blood poi
soning. Is able to be about again and
There will be a chicken pic supper
held at the residence of George Curtis
Thursday evening, Nov. 8,' to which all
are most heartily Invited. Proceeds for
benefit of Methodist Episcopal church.
Come and bring your friends. .
There appears to be more hunters
than game In the vicinity.
It Is reported a new time card is to go
in effect on the Ontario nnd Western
In a short time.
Both apples and potatoes are selling
for 50 cents per bushel at present.
The school at Pleasant Mount Acad
demy has been closed for the present
on account of diphtheria. Every possi
ble means are being taken to prevent
the dread disease from spreading to
The advisability of constructing a
telegraph line between this town and
Pleasant Mount Is again being agitated.
There is no reason why the line would
not be, both useful nnd profitable If con
structed. Miss Lizzie Bewcll Bpent Sunday with
her parents here, i
y .Music floxos Exclusively.
Best made. Flay any devlreit number of
tunes. Uautschl ft Sons, manufacturers,
1030 Chestnut street, Philadelphia. Won
derful orchestral organs, only $5 and $10.
Specialty: Old music boxes carefully re
paired and Improved with new tunes.
NEWS OFJHIS VICINITY
Miss Gertrude Edmund lectured at
the Institute held at Scranton last week.
Dr, White delivered a very Interesting
lecture on. "Character" In the Normal
chapel last Friday evenlg.
Professor Bible visited Scranton in
stitute last week. .
New fire escapes are being erected on
the Normal school.
Mr. Heuston is visiting at his home
The first number of the Normal
Echoes, published by the senior slass,
was put In circulation last week. It
now has about 300 subcribers.
R. C. Drum, of Thornhurst, visited his
son, H. R. Drum, at the Normal school
a few days ago.
Professor Brasefleld spent Saturday
and Sunday with his friends at the
Miss Rosencrans and Miss Noyes vis
ited Blair hall Saturday.
The Normal school has recently
ndded to the manual training depart
ment a new feature, which, for practi
cal as well as educational value, Is more
beneficial to ladles than the work of the
carpenter shop. It includes fancy sew
ing, cutting nnd fitting, dress making,
all lines of artistic needle work, em
broidery, etc., clay modeling, nnd cast
ing In plaster of Paris, mechanical
drawing, shading and artistic drawing.
This department la In charge of a lady
and gentleman, who are experts along
this line. Special circulars are Issued,
which will give full particulars of the
school, and especially of this depart
ment. Address, Professor G. P. Bible,
East Stroudsburg State Normal school,
East Stroudsburg, Pa., for particulars.
Professor Bible will lecture at the
teachers' institute at Honesdale this
Miss Rowan Is visiting her parents
at Mill Creek.
Professor Kemp lectured at Leigh
county Institute lust week.
Dr. Curran and wife are visiting
friends at Scranton.
Miss McLane spent Saturday and Sun
day at her home In Scranton.
Mr. Shaeffer spent Sunday with his
sister at the Normal.
Charles Houck visited his parents Jast
The funeral of the late Mrs. J. C.
Clark was very largely attended. Many
relatives from out of town were in at
tendance, notably from Vlneland, IJIng
hamton, Plttston and Scranton. The
floral display was extremely pretty and
appropriate. Rev. F. H. Parsons, of
the Methodist Episcopal church, and
Revs. A. E. Douglas and S. F. Forgenn
all took part In the obsequies.
Salathlel Mead and Charles Mead nnd
wife, of Laporte, Sullivan county, were
visitors among relatives and frleuds
hero for several days at the beginning
of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Gage, of Vlneland,
N. J., spent several days with relatives
here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Brown, of Pltts
ton, called on friends here on Tuesday
That Democratic rally at the Summit
last week was largely attended by the
renowned seven of our township.
Monroe Brown, of Bull's Hend, was a
caller on friends here last week.
Miss Lizzie Frnce, of Wyoming semi
nary, spent Sunday at the home of her
Fred Barnum and his wife were also
visitors among relatives here during
the week. ,
Messrs. Frace and Parker broke
ground for their new store yesterday
size 20 by 70, two stories high.
The new Methodist Episcopal church
of the Summit Is progressing rapidly.
Mrs. B. F. Stanton and children re
turned here on Saturday afternoon
rather unexpectedly on account of the
sickness of the children.
A black bear is reported to have been
seen here last Saturday afternon. Sev
eral of our citizens participated In a
search for the noted and strange visi
tor, but with what success Is not known
A very delightful party was held at
John Woodbrldge's on last Wednesday
evening. A merry party of their Inti
mate friends appeared at the house
masked, and enjoyed themselves In the
usual way until midnight, when they
unmasked. They were greeted most
kindly by their host and hostess, and
ufter partaking of refreshments de
parted to their homes In a most happy
On Friday evening last Mr. and Mrs.
M. B. Sliermun entertained a party of
young ladles and gentlemen In honor of
their daughter, Miss Minnie. Dancing
nnd refreshments were enjoyed, by the
young people until a seasonable hour,
when they departed for their respective
homes. Those present wer: Misses
Pearl AVhltman, of Brooklyn; Stella
Wademan, of Peckvllle; Dora Smith,
Minnie Wademan and Elsie Oakley, of
Daiton; and Messrs. Bert Oakley,
Brooklyn; George Hall, Leon Cohin and
Thomas Hall, of Glenburn, and Will
Smith, of Daiton.
Mollie Brown, the lltttle daughter of
D. W. Brown, esq., is very 111 with ma
Miss Minnie Wademan, who hns been
111 for the past few days, has recovered.
Miss Pearl Whitman, of Brooklyn,
who has been spending the past two
weeks with relatives here, returned
home on Saturday last.
Mrs. Dr. F. D. Lamb, who hns been
visiting her parents at Royal, Pn., has
Hon. Galusha A. Grow, of Glenwood,
Pn., is in town today.
Miss Lizzie Caden, of New Milford, Is
visiting her sister, Mrs. William Aus
tin, In this pluce.
Mrs. Timothy Donohue was in the
Parlor City yesterday. 1
' Mrs. Patrick Mack, of Blnghnmton,
is stopping with friends in this place.
Teachers' meeting on Fiiduy evening
will be held ut the home of Rufus
Smith, on Pine street.
A. A. McCreary, of New Yory city, is
The Young People's Society of Chris
tian Endeavor of the Baptist church
will hold a sunrise prayer meeting on
Douglass Mitchell, formerly of this
pluce, was seriously Injured In a wreck
on the Lackawanna and Montrose yes
terday. The Ladles' Auxiliary to the Brother
hood of Railroad Trainmen will meet
In, the Railroad Young Men's Christian
association in this place tomorrow even
ing. " ".''.' '
Mrs. Talmatre, of Halstead, Is' visit
ing Mrs. P.O. Harris. '
Mrs. Tom Judge, of Mansfield, Pa.,
and Mrs. George Henninger, of Weath
erly. Pa., ure visiting their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. H. Williams. .
Mr3. Aaron Lebar Is on the sick list.
Joe Silkman was'calling on Nicholson
James Pedrlck is sick with diphtheria.
Very quiet election with us.
Mrs. Augusta Benjamin visited the
Electric City yesterday.
The Ladles' auxiliary of the Method
ist Episcopal church will meet at Mrs.
Timothy Wills' this afternoon.
The weather of yesterday was most
favorable for election workers; it was
Just edd enough to make the voters
hustle to the different polling districts
and the result was that a large vote
was polled throughout the city. Last
night those Interested in hearing the
results were all excitement. The re
turns were received at the office of the
Dally Anthracite from all over the
union end displayed on a bulletin for
the benefit of the public. At Hotel An
thracite returns were recleved. Lacka
wanna club had a special wire run Into
their rooms and they also received re
turns. At the Grand Opera House re
turns were received and given to the
audience during the performance. The
special wire which was put into the
Republican headquarters in the Odd
Fellows' building, on Salem avenue,
was kept warm bringing in the results
of the day. At the latter place ouly the
members of the Republican club and
reporters were admitted.
The greatest excitement prevailed In
the vicinity of Thorn street when It was
discovered that between midnight on
Monday and the early hours of yester
day morning burglars had entered the
home of H. H. Major, on that street,
and had gagged him and bound him
hand and foot, and then ransacked the
house und carried off a considerable
amount of valuables. Mr. Major was
collector for the Knights of Honor, and
n Monday had collected a considerable
amount, and this was among the things
stUen. The robbers gained an entrance
through a buck window, and as yet no
clue of the guilty parties can be ob
tained. (V V. Estabrook returned to Vermont
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Moon, a
.Miss Lena Meledy, of Blnghamton, Is
the guest of Mrs. William Connor.
S. A. McMullen Is on a business trip
Mr. Taylor, of Bingliamton, will give
a concert this evening (Wednesday) In
the Methodist Episcopal church. Ad
Misses Blanche Tregallls, Carrie
Seborhlner and Emma Mosteller were
elected delegates from Moosic Chapter,
Epworth league, to attend the league
convention to be held in the Simpson
Methodist Episcopal church, Scranton,
Thursday and Friday.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
union will meet Thursday afternoon at
the usual time and place.
Friday evening cottage prayer meet
ing will be held at the home of David
Dick, on Miller Hill.
THE FARM SF.n.MSUEWITCIIEI).
Things Have Become so Dud Tliut l uulk
ner Is Tcrror-Strlcken.
By the United Press, v , -
Elizabeth, N. J., Nov. G. Farmer
James Faulkner recently moved to Lo
cust Grove from Railway. Two montlr-
ogo he entered his barn and found his
harness cut In pieces. He borrowed a
uec from a neighbor, and started with
u load of produce to market. On his
way the wheels came off his wngon.
Somebody had removed the nuts from
th.-! axles. Two weeks ago his barn was
entered and the horse feed was dumped
in a manure heap. He took to watch
lng the barn nt nights, but failed to de
tect his enemy, and depredations con
tinned day nnd night. This morning the
climax was reached when one of the
hired men discovered paris green In the
swll! barrel. A cow wbb also taken
sick tills morning with symptoms of
Faulkner nnd his family are terror-
Hl:i,i;en, and fear the next step will
be cither to fire their house or poison
their victuals. A guard has been es
tablished day and night, nnd Faulkner
offers a reward for the capture of the
DIGGING UP BIG BONES.
Work of Inearthing the Skeleton of a
By the United Press.
Huntingdon, Nov. C The work of
unearthing the skeleton of n mastodon
recently discovered In a bog on the
farm of George W. Swayne, near Shir
leysburg, this county, Is progressing as
rapidly as the dangerous condition of
the soil will permit. One tusk 4 ft.
7 In. In length and the bnBe 6f which
Is sixteen Inches In circumference and
hollow to tt depth of eight Inches, be
sides two molars weighing five pounds
each, several ribs and a portion of the
vertebra have been uncovered.
All the bones are Irj an excellent state
of preservation. It Is believed that the
entire skeleton .will be found. Scien
tists from all parts of the country are
making bids for It, but Farmer Swayne
Is holding off until the work of excava
tion has been finished.
A REMARKABLE OPERATION.
Hole Cut lit a Man's Hack and I leers Cut
from the I. lings.
By the United Press. ', I
Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 5. This morn
ing at the North Wheeling hospital,
Drs. Gregory, Ackernmn and Charles
A. Wingerton performed a remarkable
surgical operation on Ellis Clark, of
Martin's Ferry. Clark was suffering
from ulcers on the lungs and hns been
bed-fast for a year. An Incision was
made In his back and two ribs were re
moved, exposing the lung to view.
Two large ulcers were found and re
moved with the knife. The operation
was more successful than had been ex
pected, and the patient tonight Is very
much relieved. No doubt Is entertained
of his recovery.
SHORT WIRE ECHOES.
' Tho ballet dnneer, Marin, wlfo of Imre
Ktratfy, has just been naturalized in New
A night watchman prevented a second
attempt to hum Hammond's packing
hou.se at South Omaha, Nob.
Conspirators connected with the A. P.
A. have been exposed In a plot to steul
ex-Premier Mercler's body at Montreal.
Unknown enemies shot to death Joe
Frasier, colored, near New Lewlsvllle,
Ark., and cremated his body in his wagon,
Corporal J. Hanson, a United Slates
regular stationed near Detroit, Mich., hns
a bequest of tiou.uoo, left to him In Den
mark. , k
Canadian stockmen complain -that- they
are . compelled to get their mported
thoroughbreds .reglBtfred In America to
secure free Import.
An A. P, A. orator, Victor M. Ruthven,
of Buffalo, wus chased to his hotel by
i.wu angry men at Kimirs, M. I., ana pre.
veniea irom peunnig.
CZAR'S FUNERAL TRAIN.
Preparations for Removing the Remains
of the Dead Emperor from I.lvudlu to
By the United Preiss.
London, Nov. 6. The correspondent
of the Pall Mall Gazette In Llvadla tele
graphs that the following programme
has been arranged for ehe obsequies of
the' dead emperor:
On Wednesday the body will be trans
ferred from the palace to the church at
Llvadia. At 8 o'clock Thursday morn
ing services will be held In the church,
at which all the members of the impe
rial family and all representatives of
foreign royalties will be present In full
dress. At 10 o'clock the funeral pro
cession will start for the Yalta pier.
The body will be followed by the czar
and czarina and the Prince of Wales.
The remains will be conveyed to Sebas-
topol on board the Russian crusler
Pamiat Merkoovia, escorted by a few
warships. It, Is expected that the re
mains will reach Sebastopol at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, when divine services
will be held at the landing place. The
train bearing the dead emperor will
start from Sebastopol for Moscow at 6
o'clock. The first car will contain the
body of the czar, attended by priests
and members of the Imperial house
hold; the second will be occupied by the
czar and czarina and the Prince and
Princess of Wales, and the two others,
which will complete the train, by their
suites and the chief officers attached
to the Imperial household.
The funeral train will proceed slowly,
stopping at several places, und it Is
timed to arrive at Moscow on Sunday
morning. The entire imperial party
will sleep Sunday night at the Kremlin,
where preparations have been made for
the accommodation of a thousand per
sons. On Monday the train will leave
for St. Petersburg, arriving nt the capi
tal at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.
SEEKS REVENGE ON GERMANY.
Secretary Morton I'rgcs Retaliation
Against M ines and Malt Liquor.
By the United Press.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 6. Secretary
Morton, of the department of agricul
ture, has decided to suggest to the presi
dent that the- United States retaliate
against-Germany for her prohibition
of the Importation of American Cattle
und fresh meats, by laying an embargo
on German wines nnd malt liquors.
The secretary has become so disgusted
with the Interference with our export
meat trade by petty requirements as to
inspection that he has been making a
special study of existing laws to see
whether retaliation is not possible.
The law of Aug. 3, 1S!)0, providing for
the Inspection of meats Intended for
export, Includes a provision against the
Importation of adulterated articles of
food or drink. Section 4 says: "That
whenever the president Is satisfied that
there Is good reason to believe that any
Importation is being made, or is about
to be made, Into the United States from
any foreign country of any article used
for human food or drink that Is adul
terated to an extent dangerous to the
health or welfare of the people of the
United States, he may Issue his procla
mation, suspending the Importation."
"Under this authority the president
may If he sees fit," says Secretary Mor
ton, "lay nn Indefinite embargo on both
German and French wines, on the
ground of their frequent ndulteration,
of which we have abundant proof. Such
a course would bring the countries con
cerned to their senses very quickly, fur
It Is needless for me to fay that the
value of the Importations of German
and French wines and liquors are very
many times the value of our cattle and
meat exports to Continental Europe."
AN INFAMOUS BAND.
The Strunglersof I.cs Chevaliers d' Amour
Murder a Seeond Gill.
By tho United Press.
Denver, Col., Nov. C In the most
depraved thoroughfare In this country
Market street, Denver two foul mur
ders have recently been committed by
stranglers who are undoubtedly mem
hers of an Infamous society known as
Les Chevaliers d'Amour. This body
was organized nnd has been maintained
to Import from Frunco or Canada
young girls, wno are neiu in ainricei
street In the worst slavery. The mo
ment any of the madames who have
charge of any of these houses fall to
pay the requisite extortionate black
mail for "protection," the society makes
life such a burden to them that even
the real protection of the police is una
Following very closely upon the re
cent murder of Lena, -Tapper rby a
strnngler In Market street, Mario Con
tassot was similarly slain, nt No. WLTi
a week ago. Tony Banners, wno uvea
with her, found her chloroformed In the
parlor at 2.S0 a. m., with finger marks
upon her throat like those upon Lena
Tapper's. Charles Challoup, a lover of
Eugenie, the sister of Marie, and n
member of the Chevaliers, Is known to
have made and Invested $25,000 out of
the two sisters' ill-gotten gains. Marie
had refused to return with him nnd
lOugenio to Paris. He and Eugenie will
be held for Marie's murder.
A NATURAL JAG CURE.
liemarkahlo Properties of Spring Water
Pound la n Michigun Mine,
By tho United Tress.
Ishpemlng, Mich., Nov. 0. A report
comes from the Hopes gold mine here
that nt the bottom level spring has
been struck which r.upplies a strong
stream of highly collored water, being
nearly as yellow as gold and plainly
holding considerable of that precious
material In Its solution. It Is very
palatable and ice cold. Several of tho
men working In that level have been In
the habit of freely drinking this water
and It was noticed that as they drank
the desire for alchoholic stimulants died
Some of the men hnd been heavy
drinkers of beer and whisky, but since
the use of this water they hnd no wish
for any stimulants. Their health and
physical condition Is generally Improved
and It Is thought that the water Is
vertlble and natural "Gold Cure," not
only for the liquor habit, but for general
diseases of all kinds. There Is some
talk of erecting a huge hospital at the
mine and using the waters as a cure-all.
DISREGARDED THE WARNING.
A Millionaire North Jcrscyman Paid Ills
l.lfo as tho Penalty.
By tho United Press.
Rutherford, N. J.. Nov. 6. In Jump
ing on a moving train for New York
on the Erie railroad, this mornlg, Fran
els Cnllnnan, a millionaire street rail
way builder, fell under the wheels nnd
was killed Instantly, his head being al
most severed from his trunk. Mr
Callanan had been in tne habit oi
jumping on the moving car every morn
lng, before the train stopped, In order
to secure a scat.
The conductor of the train had
warned him several times of the great
danger of boarding a moving train, but
Mr. Callanan paid no attention tosthe
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v . THE
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