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THURSDAY MOITXIXO, NOVEMBER 22, 181)1.
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MYSTERY Oral CASE
The Siipjioscd Victim of HolmesTurns
l'p in GiiuHjo.
I'XK XPECTEI) UEV E LOFM E NTS
The Insurance Itcprcscntntivcs Are Cer
tain That Murder llus Ileen Committed
hut i'itel llus l'.een ScenAlUe
Since the I'lndiny of Ills
By the Vnited "Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. 21. The sensa
tional conspiracy against the Fidelity
Mutual I,lfo association for which Hi-r-
man jiuusHii, anas liurry ii. uoiines,
alius Howard l awyer J. 1 Howe. oi
bt Louis and airs. H. V. P.lzet. have
been indicted, took a new and iiiiex-
netted turn today. The development
was in. the nature of a dispatch re
ceived by Pre.siduit Ferns?, of the Fi
delity association, from the concern's
Chicago representative, in which it was
stated that Pitzel, the reported victim,
l'us been seen In that city within two
weeks. Pltzel, according to the .lis
patch, was located in Meyers' saloon
on Sixty-ninth street in company with
a man named Ryan.
if this shall prove to bo true, it will
oonlirm what Holmes has persistently
adhered to that Pltzel is alive.
President Fouse is inclined to the be
lief, In view of this information, which
he considers to be thoroughly reliable,
that Pltzel in among the livln
think murder was done." he stated this
f'fternoon, "but 1 believe the victim was
a man other than Pitzel." Then
dwelling upon this development he con
tinued: "Our representative further
says that the Mr. P.yan, with whom
Pltzel was seen, Is a Chicago business
man who knows Pltzell well, having
had business relations with him..
"Our Chicago man subsequently taw
Kyan, but the latter declared his inabil
ity to locate Pltzel, the two having
parted after leaving the saloon. The
Plnkeiton agency and our representa
tive are now at work upon a clue and I
should not be surprised if Pitzel was
found in a few days."
Lawyer Howe Is expected to arrive
this evening Trom St. Louis. President
Fouse states that he expects to recover
a portion at least of the $10,000 fraud
ulently secured from the association.
"We have procured an attachment In
f't. Louis against Howe," he said, "to
ivciver $2,200 of he money he re-1
As Holmes maintains that the three
missing; Pitzel children are with their
. father, the discovery of the supposed
victim will probably clear up the mys
tery regarding the offspring.
.Meda Pitzel's Opinion.
President Fouse hud an interview this
, afternoon with Mrs. Pitzel. The hit
ter's lti-year-old daughter Meda was
presei.t in the cell, and the talk had
not proceeded far when the. girl de
clared that she believed her father to
he alive. The daughter then told of a
conversation she had with her father
In Chicago In August last during which
Pitzel said: "My daughter, If at any
time you should hear that I am dead or
that anything; very serious has hap
pened to me, do not believe it. I will
be safe, no matter what you hear."
The girl had barely finished making
this statement when her mother sprang
to her feet, and throwing her arms
uround wildly, exclaimed: "Such lies,
such falsehoods, I have never met with
as In this affair; and even you, my
child, have deceived me heartlessly and
mercilessly." As the mother finished
she cast a look of scorn on her daugh
ter's cringing figure.
The girl further said that after the
death of her father was reported she
met Holmes in Iloston. Holmes said to
her: "I suppose your father told vou
what to think If his death was 're
ported." To this Meda made an affirm
ative reply, whereupon Holmes declar
ed, "Well, that's right."
The president of the Fidelity nssocin
tion secured additional information
from Mrs. Pitzel, which tended to show
that Howe was in league with Holmes.
Holmes Tells His Story.
In his story Holmes said that when
first he and PiUel determined upon the
conspiracy he, Holmes, was told by
Hedgepeth, the St. Louis train robber
who is now in jail, that Howe was a
cool and nervy man and one that could
be trusted. Holmes visited Howe and
outlined the plot to him. Howe in
quired closely into the details of the af
fair and was unwilling to appear as the
principal in it. He advised that if it
was successful that some friend of the'
family Identify the supposltous corpse
first, as insurance companies are liable
to be suspicious of attorneys who ap
pear in cases when there is no evident
need for their services.
Howe's advice was followed and he
and Holmes and Alice Pitzel came east
to Identify the body. Holmes left Alice
and Howe in Washington and came or.
The identification of the body fol
lowed, as has been told, and then Howe
put in the claim for the $10,000. How?,
Holmes and Mrs. Pltzel and Marshall
McDonald, Howe's law partner, met In
Howe's office and McDonald counted out
the money to Mrs. Pitzel. Of the $10,000
Howe retained $2,500 for counsel fees
and $100 for expenses.
Subsequently a.divlsion of the money
was made as follows: Pitzel, $3,ooo;
HolmeB sent $1,000 to a broker named
Blackman at C9 Dearborn street, Chi
cago; deposited $1,000 in the Merchants
National bank at Indianapolis in his
wife's name, gave Mrs. Pltzel $500 and
retained the balance as his share.
Holmes, when told that Pllzei had
been seen alive In Chicago within the
last two weeks, expressed doubt of the
fact. While claiming not to know
where Pltzel 1r he gays that he is either
In South America or In the extreme
southern part of the country.
Is Pltzel in South America ?
Holmes seemed to be greatly shocked
when informed that he was suspected
of the murder of the three Tltzel chil
dren. He vehemently denied having
harmed the children and says that he
left them in Detroit, at the house of a
Mrs. Hums. He claims not to know the
name of the street on which Jim. Burns
lives, but says that he could easily find
It. Holmes sticks to his story that Pit
ilel will turn up, more especially when
in.- neuiB uiai nis wire has been arrested
and that his friend l in ilnnu-nr , Kr.i n.
indicted for his murder
The identity of "doctor" from whom
Holmes claims to have secured the body
that was palmed oft for PiUel is still
unsolved. Holmes persists in refusing
to disclose who he is. He says that only
ns a last extremity to save his own neck
v. ill ho bring him into the meshes of the
liiw. Holmes gives as one reason for
refusing to disclose the doctor's n:.me
that he is supposed to be dead. This
doctor, uccordin;; to Holmes, was re
cently engaged In a swindling insur
ance scheme similar to the Pltzel affair.
Holmes' Chicago Cureer.
Chicago, Nov. L'l. H. li. Holmes, the
life insurance swindler now under ar
rest in Philadelphia, is charged with
being tiie cause of the mysterious dis
appearance of a third woman during
his operations In Chicago. That person
Is .Mis:i Kate Durkee and she Is said to
hue had considerable property. A year
ago creditors of Holmes made a desper
ate ellort to hud out who and wh,ere
i ti,.a r,,,.i,., i. ...
I Umt time that she was an accomplice of
1Mntl!B am, ,uU . ert a,6Kay ob.
i .,i,i ...... u. i i t..
Suddenly MI.S3 Durkee dropped
sight, and like the Williams
:, has left no trace behind.
X0YFL LiTKitAKY WORK.
Rev. Hack's llook to Ho Published Three
Years Ilenee vt ill lie Entitled 'Tram the
l'ulpltto the Penitentiary."
By I lie Pnlted Press.
Baltimore, Nov. 21. solomuil T. Buck,
for twenty years an evangelist preach
er, has been convicted of recelvlntr
money under false pretences and and i
sentenced to three years Imprisonment J
In the Denitentlarv. p.uck ene-iiirnd a :
number of agents last spring to sell a I
waiter filter, requiring each to deposit
$50 to secure him against loss. lie ells- ;
appeared without settling up with his !
employes and was captured at PIoss- j
The uiiFoner is M vears old. 1'ntll I
1STC lie was a well known member of the
ministry in Pennsylvania, belonging to
the Evangelical association. He was a
contributor to the religious press and
also holds the copyright on a number
of illustrated editions of the Lord's
prayer and ten commandments, which
bring him In a good Income. He has a
wife and a large family of chlMren.
The minister has considerable liter- I
ary talent and is now at work on a book
which is to be issued under the title of !
"From the Pulpit to the Penitentiary," j
as soon as he has served his term.
.MOB'S FIENDISH DESIRE.
Attempts .Made to K'll Ohio Militiamen !
' with Dynamite. !
Ey the United Press.
Columbus, ()., Nov. 21. A striking I
and important piece of evidence was
.presented to the Colonel Colt court of j
Inquiry today. It was a basket contain
ing forty sticks of dynamite that was ,
found concealed near the court house
the morning ufter the rioting at Wash-!
lngton court house,. j
The find was kept a secret until today.
Tl punfirniM tlio rr.rii.rt thrtt hf nt,.tna
after the shooting had planned to blow
up the court house, troops and all.
Colonel Coit was warned of this by
telephone messages and placing troops
In the balconies of the buildings, he or
dered them to halt till persons attempt
ing to approach the court house that
night and to fire upon any one who re
fused to stop.
Several shots were fired at persistent
skulkers and then all the riotcry disap
peared. It now seems probable' that
this caution prevented the unary mob
from destroying the troops.
PROTEST FROM VETERANS.
They Desire Protection in Kights Xow j
uivcn in me muuic nooks.
Ily the United Press.
Washington, Nov. 21. Col. Thomas
C?. Lawler, the new commander-in-chief
of the Crand Army of the Repub
lic, called at the white house today, ac
companied by Adjutant General Jones',
regarding the action taken ly the ex
ecutive committee or the Grand Army
of the liepublle at the late encamp
ment in 'Pittsburg as to retaining
Grand Army of the Kepubllc men in j
He did not see the president, but Pri
vate Secretary Thurber was handed a
copy of the resolutions adopted at the
Pittsburg encampment and a written
statement with tho request that it be
handed to the president.
Commander Lawler said there was no
disposition of the part of the Grand
Army of the Republic unreasonable or
to agitate Imaginary grievances. It
simply desired protection In the rights
now given it by the laws on the sta
tute books. Its only claim is that these
laws shull be enforced and not violated
at will by the heads of the various de
partments, THE WIRE'S UNDERTONE.
The price of lemons at New York was !
ruined by the earthquake In Sicily.
Bishop Pei rln, head of the Anglican i
church in Hrltlsh Columbia, U dying. I
Major General John A. MeClernand, the
itr veieiua, is seriously III at Bpringlicld,
As the result of a street fight, Arnv Sey.
mour, of Jonesboro, Ark., shot dead Judgo
.1. U. Ferrell.
Thieves sandbagged llever rsrooks, a
farmer, on the outskirts of Norwich N
Y., and got $J70.
The National Fraternal congress, rep
resenting m beneficial associations. Is in
session at lluffalo.
In a quarrel at the dinner table, Ma-y
Sheehan, of Sing Sing, N. Y., shot d-a l
her brother, Wllllum.
Free delivery of mails In rural '
trlcts was favored by the National Grange
meeting at Springfield, 111.
As far as the treasury ileo'urlment la
Informed no gold was withdrawn from
the New loik sub-treasury yesterday.
A while marble bust of Vice President
Stevenson has been placed in the niche
In the senate gallery, near the southeast
While picking grapes on a ronntry road
near Guthrie, u. T ., Annie Woriiibioinrh
was hugged by a big black bear, which
broke three ribs.
The son of Paron Fava, the Italian am
bassador, bought an Interest In the Su'i
nyslde plantation, near Little Hock Ark
from Austin Corbln. '
For. the third time. Murderer Thomas St
Clair., whose executidn hud been set for
Friday, at San Prunolxm h., v. -.
. . ..-.u.w, .,wn yucii J U-
spited by the president. :
The finding of an overturned boat near
Fall River, .Muss., told of the drowning
of Amos Holt, his wife and six children
For Bhootlng her brewer husband. Mrs
nmncne jvumiman, tne concert hail keep
er, waB sentenced at Cincinnati to th.o
months in prison and to pay (200.
WAS BETRVYEDBY A DREAR1
Huw Harry UrooKs Came to Ik Ar
rested for Murder.
ALMOST LIKE "A 1'AIKY TALE
Uuffulo I'hysiciun DieumcJ Thut He Saw
11 rooks Kill a .Man and Leave His
Ilody on un Krie Stairway- liecog
nied and Named u D.-tective.
Dy the United Press.
Buffalo, Nov. 21. The arrest of Harry
Brooks In Kile for the murder of an
other well known man about town,
Henry C. Young, In that city last May,
has brought to light a wonderful story
of a seminal revelation in Buffalo. De
tective Brown, of the New York Cen
tral, arrest;-d Brooks in the Central
station early In August on the charge
of impersonating a railroad detective
and annoying passengers. When
Brooks was taken to headquarters and
asked to give an account of himself he
said that if they wanted any informa
tion about him or his people they could
go to Dr. H. H. Warren, of Michigan
Brown Went to the doctor's home
that morning. He had never seen the
doctor and knew nothing uhout him; so
when the detective came to the door the
detective started to introduce himself.
"Wait a minute," exclaimed the doe
tor. "Don't tell me who you are. You
are Detective Brown, of the New York
Central, and you have got Harry
Brooks arrested for the Young murder.
The wondering detective went Into
the house, and the doctor called his
wife in and bade her tell the detective
the story of a dream lie had the night
lis Wife's Oncer Story.
About 5 o'clock In the morning tin
doctor woke up In a sweat. He called
to his wile and said that he had a ter
rible dream, in which he had seen
Harry Brooks murder a man and leave
the body on a stairway in Krie. lie
described it In detail, and said he then
passed to u scene In which he saw
Brooks arrested in Buffalo by a detec
tive named Brown, whom he remem
bered so well from his dream that he
recognized him when he found him on
The detective was much puzzled. He
had read of the Young murd' i-, but he
had never heard of the charge being
made against Brooks. He communi
cated with the Kile' police and asked
them if they wanted Brooks. They re
plied that they did not, and Brooks se
cured his liberty and returned to Erie.
The detectives, who had about aban
doned all clues, took up the scent
against Brooks when they learned of
the doctor's dream from the railroad
SEIZING AMERICAN NETS.
American fishermen Appeal for Protec
tion Against uCuuuJian Cutter That Is
Maiding Amcriun Water in Luke Krie.
By the United Press.
Sandusky, ()' Nov. 21.-Lake Krie
fishermen are much agitated at the con
duct of Canadian olliciuls regarding
the fisheries of the lake. The Canadian
cutter Petrel is a few miles northeast
of Kelly's island, taking out gill nets.
American fishermen claim these nets
are in Anioriean waters, but they dare
not approach the cruiser for fear of be
They have appealed to tne collector
of customs here, who has taken steps
to have the United States steamer Fes
senden sent to the fishing Riouuds to
see that no more nets are taken out of
American waters. According to charts
the place where the nets are being
taken is clearly American water.
FRANC! I EXECUTED.
Uloodthirsty Anarchist llles Scoffing at
Heligion witli Mis l ust lircath.
Bythe United Press.
Barcelona, Nov. 21 Tiie execution of
Salvator Franch, the chief conspirator
in the bomb-throwing plot, which re
sulted in the death of thirty persons
and the wounding of eighty others in
the Lyceum leater In this city a year
ago, occurred here this morning.
Franch cried "Loner live anarchy,"
as he was being led to the place of iiis
execution, aRd scoffed at religion to
the last. A few mlnuies before he was
put to death he begun singing and
continued his song until he was 110
longer uble to utter a sound.
The body of Franch was exposed in
its place in the death chair until sun
down. Great crowds of people gloated
over his execution, making all sorts of
remarks of a character showing their
detestation of the man and the pleasure
they experienced In looking upon his
MAY SELECT DINGLEY.
It Is Suggested That .Mr. Heed May Have
a Silver Poliuy.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov. 21. Of the clx
present Republican members of the
committee on coinage, weights and
measures, live have been re-elected (o
the Fifty-fourth congress. They uro
In the order named, C. W. Stone, of
Pennsylvania, Johnson, of North Da
kota, Dingley, of Maine, Hager, of
Iowa, and Aldiich, of Illinois.
Mr. Stone would naturally become
chairman of the committee, but It is
suggested that In case of Mr. Reed's
becoming speaker lie might have a
perponal policy with reference to silver
which he would want to pursue, and In
that event -might want Mr. Dlnglpy ,of
his own state, as the leader on his com
mittee. FUTURE OF SILVER.
Depends on the Conference Soon to lie
Held in St. l.ouis.
By the United Press.
Denver, Col., Nov. 21. Treasurer I.
L. Johnson, of the Bl-Metalllc league,
looks forwurd to the meeting) of the
executive committee of the league on
Nov. 27 as an event of special Import
ance. It Is probable that the fate of
sliver will be decided at the meeting.
If new life cannot be infused Into the
organization Its promoters are of the
opinion that It should be abolished.
The lack of Interest on the part of
silver-producing states is the most dis
couraging feature about this work,"
said Mr. Johnson. "It Is possible that
we can arrange at St. Louis for a meet-
Ing of sliver men In Denver to discuss
the situation, but it depends on the
sliver men themselves. Unless silver
producers and large business men of
Colorado and yther mountain states
come to the front at once I see little
hope for the cause of free coinage for
years to come."
Mr. Johnson says that the Republi
can party Is a gold monometallic party,
and is bound by Indissoluble ties to the
Wall street policy. He retards Presi
dent Cleveland as bent on drawing ai
large a portion of the Democratic party
as possible Into gold moiKnetalllsm.
HUNTING BURIED TREASURE.
I'nique Seurch lieing .Made lathe lleurt of
Ey the United Press.
Columbus, Nov. 21. A search for
burled treasure In a thickly settled por-
j lion ot the capital city is a unique oe-
ctirrence, but it is now progressing on
, Livingstone avenue, in the South End.
' The searchers are Fritz Stump, an eld
! crly German, and his friends. Stump
' owned a lot of land that laid high and
had as its principal charm a larue
spreading elm tree. Some old man wl'th
something of a reputation as a wizard,
had told Stump the section had been an
old camp of "the Indians," and that the
elm probably marked the hiding plaoeot
some of the weslth of the aborigines.
With this romantic idea in mind the
old man and his sons recently cut down
the elm and dug the stump up by Its
roots. They dug every part of the lot
mid are still dlfrglag in Search of buried
TO FIGHT THE INCOME TAX.
Ueportcd Thut Senator Mill Will Try to
lleud Off the Appropriation '.Intended
for Its Collection.
By the United Picks.
Washington, Nov. 21. The commis
sioner of internal revenue announces
that he Is ready to begin the work of
collecting the income tax, but Senator
Hill may stop him. The senator an
nounced with great positiveness at the
last session that he would resume his
warfare upon this method of taxation
at tiie next session, ami it Is almost
certain he will do It when congress
meets, two weeks hence.
An appropriation of $:.00,00i) to collect
the tax will be asked for. It Is much
easier to defeat an appropriation than
to pass It, and if Mr. Hill fights this
appropriation with the same ability
with which he fought the tariff bili,
and especially the Income lax portion
of It, he cannot easily be defeated.
SERVICES NOT REOLTRED.
Japan lioes Not Care to Set'le Chinese
UifficlilticN with the I nitej States.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov. 21. Secretary
Greshum has received a reply or the
Japanese government to the offer of
mediation made by -qir government be
tween Japan and China.
While1 Secretary Greshain declines at
present to give out the text reply re
ceived from Minister Dun, the United
States representative at Toklo, the na
ture rif the ri-nfv 1-ma ,iIl,h.,.,i.
I known in Washington for several days
and has been plainly foreshadowed In
United Prers dispatches.
It Is well known that Japan has court-
j eously declined the offer of the United
! Slates and declares that In view of its
I successive victories overtures of peace
must come from China.
THE 31 EM HERS ARRIVING.
I'l-cparutions for the RcuHseinhllng of
Congress on Dec. 3.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov. 21. At the post
office of the. house of representatives
today it was reported that twenty-live
members of the house had arrived in
Washington, preparatory to the re
assembling of congress on Dec. 3 next.
The first official sign of the forth-
coming S'-ssion will be in the meeting
of several auli-coninilttees of the hou.-.e
committee on appropriations, called by
Chairman Suyers for tomorrow
ES HE-RITES IN THE SWIM,
They Secure the Seminary Kecently PelJ
1 .t. u. .. . .
1 iv iiiv I'liuMies.
j By the United Press.
i Lebanon, Pa., Nov. 21. The Sohu.vl-
j kill seminary at Fredericksburg, Leba
non county, which has been in the pos
session of the Dubs faction of the
Evangelical church, was formally
turned over to the Kshcr faction today.
j The students, some thirty-five in
j number, who have been attending the
seminary, It is understood, will leave
AN INFIDEL COMPETENT.
Important Decision In Trial of the Ker-
II Ic Lynchers.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 21. In the trial
of the Kervllle lynchers this morning
Judge Cooper ruled Butch McCarver
who refused to testify on the ground
that he was an infidel to be a compe
This probably mcans'lianglng for the
defendants If the' supreme court sus
tains the decision.
The Central Pennsylvania Homoeopath
ic Medical society Is In session ut Ty
The Laurel Run (Berks county) fur
nace bus been sold by George Clymer to
George F. Lance.
A Hash of powder disfigured, and per
haps fatally blinded, L. F. Alutz's son,
Charles, at Plnedale.
Dickinson college athletes at Caiihile
are disgusted at Inability to win, und to
will abandon foot ball.
Two bodies are probably still burled be
neath tha "Pennsy's" wreck at Larimer.
Three havo been recovered.
United Uvangelleals nt Tower City will
reoccupy their abandoned edifice. There
are no Bownmnltes In town to take It.
Messto. Spangler and Young, members
elect of the legislature from Cumberland
county, have publicly announced that
they will support Hon. Henry p. Walton,
of Philadelphia, for speaker of the next
Hurry E. Lewis, a Reading merchant,
was severely assaulted In his store by a
man who claimed he had abused tin 11s
siiilant's son. -
, Reading's board of health suys tramps
must no longer be lodged In. city hull hiHu
liiont' as. they endanger the health of
According to a new adjustment In Le
high county, lawyers and school profes
sors must pay occupation taxes on 18UU and
1700 1 each per year respectively, while
bankers and manufacturers pay on tinly
)iKW each. ' 1
Business Whs Suspended in Montrose
Uiirinii the Funeral Hour.
HIS MAG M1MC EXT CHARACTER
Wus One of the .Most Promising of Sus
quehunnu County's Younger Sons.
1C ldence of Mis Ureut
Special to the S. raiiton Tribune.
Montrose, Pu Nov. 21. Seldom, If
ever, has this borough been overshad
owed with such un air of grief and re
gret 1111 during this afternoon, when
occurred the funeral of Hugh McCol
lum, one of the most promising young
attorneys of the Susquehanna county
bar and quite generally known as dep
uty collector of Internal revenue for
Wayne and Kusquehunnu counties. His
magnificent personality, spotless char
acter, popularity and promising future,
and his being stricken in the prime of
young manhood till these tended to
make his death a severe blow to the
community as well as a shock to his
Perhsps no better evidence of the
universal sorrow over his premature
death could be offered than in the
observance of the funeral, which was
held at a o'clock from the residence of
his parents, Attorney and Mrs. A. H.
McCollum. From 2.u0 until 4 o'clock
the stores, shops and postofllce were
closed ami business was suspended in
order that nil might do a last honor to
the memory of one so esteemed.
The funeral service nt the house was
conducted by Rev. K. A. Wurriner. of
St. Paul's Episcopal church, who also
officiated during the preliminary ser
vice in tiie cemetery. The concluding
riles were performed by the Masonic
order. In addition to a concourse of
friends so large that but a portion could
gain admission to the spacious resi
dence, the funeral was attend. d by the
Masonic lodge, of Montrose, and visit
ing Masons, the Susquehanna county
bar, Rough and Ready Engine com
pany, No. 1, of which the deceased was
president, and Montrose Engine com
pany No. 2. Each of these was pres
ent In a separate body.
The Moral pieces presented by organ
izations, friends and relatives were so
numerous, handsome and elaborate as
to be brought here from Scrantou
under the charge of the florist, who
supplied them. Ten flower bearers, se
lected from Masons and firemen, car
ried the emblems to the grave.
The particulars of Mr. McC'ollum's
last Illness, added to the extreme re
spect and popularity he enjoyed, make
his demise peculiarly pathetic. He had
been sick with typhiod fever for three
weeks and during that period had been
treated with the best possible medical
attendance and professional nursing.
The disease seemed to yield to the ef
forts to crush it and during Monday
his recovery seemed assured. At 3
o'clock that afternoon his heart's action
wa;i impeded by clotted blood and in
a moment he departed without suffer
ing or Immediate warning.
He is survived by a widow and his
Hugh McCollum was 27 years of age
at the time of his death and had lived
in Montrose since babyhood. After an
academic and eomomn school education
he studied law with the firm of McCol
lum, Seatie & Smith, and a few years
ago, after Judge Searle was elected to
the bench, became a member of the
firm. He had since been a diligent
reader and student, wus one of the ac
knowledged leading orators of the
county, and through honesty of pur
pose and ability seemed destined to be
come one of the prominent lawyers of
this section of the state. A year ago
he was appointed deputy collector of
Internal revenue for Wuyne and Sus
quehanna Counties. From boyhood his
Inclinations hud been pure, unswerving
und noble, und the same characteris
tics were so prominently associated
with his brief professional qareer as to
mark him one of the favorite younger
sons of Susquehanna county.
l'ittston's Rapid Transit Vehicles Encoun
Speefal to the Scrunton Tribune.
Plttston, Nov. 21 Two accidents oc
curred on the East Side Traction line
today. The first occurred about 6.30 In
the morning and was caused by the
electric car crashing into nn Erie and
Wyoming Vulley freight car at the
"crossover," which Is located a little
below Port Griffith. A large number
of passengers were on the car, but all
escaped 'uninjured. The vestn
badly wrecked and the glass broken.
Motorman Hunter was hurled to the
ground and suffered the wrenchlnc nt 1
The second occurred a few hours
later. A car struck and killed a horse
belonging to Put rick McGroarty, of
Plains. The accident happened nt
Curry's corners, Plains. The animal
became uninunajreuble as the car ap
proached and dashed directly In front
HILLY WOULD ARBITRATE.
The Suspended lluse Hall .Miinagcr Dies
By the United Press.
New York, Nov. 21. Billy Barnle, who
was suspended by the National league
for his alleged connection with the new
base bull association, yesterday sent a
letter to N. F. Young, president of the
leugue, in which he denies the right of
the league to constitute Itself high judge
und condemn him and also denying he
had done or contemplates doing any
thing to Injure base ball ub a game. '
In order to make this last point clear
he offers to submit the allegations
against him to a board of arbitration
composed or W. S. Karnes, president of
the American association, Mr, Young
and a third disinterested person.
STEPPED ON DYNAMITE.
And Thomas Mellugh s Iloot Heel Sud
denly lioutej Away.
By the United Press. "
, Lima, O., Nov.. 21. Yesterday morn
ing Thomas Mcilugh, who pumps the
three wellS for the Schulll-llutchlnson
.company on the Faurot furm, was
walking along U10 box that covers the
connecting line, when he stepped with
his heel on a few drops of nltru glyce
rine, which exploded, taking off the heel
of his boot and throwing it with great
force fully 40o feet onto the Ice of the
paper mill dam, north. of the Pennsyl
vania bridge. Strange to relate, his
heel was only slightly injured.
Mcilugh is the same man who was
thrown Into a tree top when Andrew
Schulle and two others were blown to
atoms in the nltro glycerine explosion
several months ago.
HE WAS A GOOD BLUFFER.
The Recommendation That Secured James
H illis un Appointment as Bunk Cushier.
By the United Press.
New Bloom field, Pa., Nov. 21. A sen
sation was sprung this afternoon In the
trial of the officers of the Perry County
bunk. James Willis, the cashier of the
concern, was put on the stand by the
commonwealth, and he swore that the
bank hud been Insolvent for the past
twenty years and that not only were
Sponsler and Junkln acquainted with
the standing or the bank, but that he
himself repeatedly advised them of its
Cross examination developed the fact
that when Willis was promoted from a
clerkship to cashier his sole recommen
dation to the president by a son of one
of the officers was that he was one of
the best bluffers In the country. It was
also shown that Willis had been offered
immunity by the prosecution If he
would make u frank and accurute
statement of what he knew- of the af
fairs of the bank and that on the other
hand, the defense had threatened him
in case he should testify against them.
The first official exhibit of the liabilities
of the wrecked bank in excess of all as
sets, was made today, and shows the
amount to be $ll;i,2Si).
A llucteriologist 11 Victim of His Scientific
Ily the United Press.
Columbus, Nov. 21. Dr. Charles Gra
ham, professor of bacteriology in the
Starling Medical college hero, like Dr.
J. M. Byron, bacteriological director in
the Loomis laboratory in New Y'ork,
has contracted consumption by culti
vating the tuberculosis microbe for the
purpose' of study. Dr. Graham supposes
that he inhaled some of the germs while
In a dry state under the microscope.
Dr. Graham has gone to Colorado to
secure the benefit of the dry dir.
Dr. John M. Byron hus given up his
private practice and resigned from Col
umbus hospltul In New York because of
having contracted the disease. He ex
pects to get well by tonics and by liv
ing in the most careful manner. Dr.
Byron, like Dr. Graham, thinks he In
haled the germs while dry.
ELECTRIC CAR WRECKED.
Serious AccMcnt on the Pittsburg Sticet
fl"? the United I'ress.
I'ittsburg, Pa., Nov. 21. At 11 o'clock
this morning an electric car of the
Center avenue branch of the Cen
tral Traction company became un
manageable on a heavy W'ylle
avenue grade and dashed Into a
W'ylle avenue cable car, just ahead,
with terrllic force. Three lady passen
gers were Injured, one seriously. The
inotormnn of the electric car, who stood
at Ills post, was also seriously injured.
The Injured were: Airs. 11. C. Jones,
resided Jus Webster avenue, jaws brok
en and face burned by falling against
the stove; Miss Kosa Brown, arms
gashed and bruised; young' lady, no
name given, cut on head; Harvey Hay,
grlpnum on cable car, injured urms and
back. The electric car was a complete
FATAL 1)1' EL AT S1IA.MOKIX.
William Taylor Mils Samuel l'runklln in
u Shooting Affray.
Ily the I'lllteil l'ress.
Shamokln, l'a Nov. 21. Samuel
Franklin was shot dead tills morning
by William Taylor. Taylor escaped to
the mountains and a posse Is searching
for him. The men were miners and
both worked at the Scott shaft, ill
blond existed between them for some
time, a ml when on last Saturday night
Taylor learned that Franklin threat
ened to kill hiin on sight he armed him
self. When the men met today they
both drew revolvers and bagan tiring.
Fanklln tired one shut us the first ball
from Taylor's weapon struck him on
the hand in which he held his revolver.
Three other balls pierced his body and
he fell dead.
.MR. HISSELL'S REPORT.
Postmaster (lenenil Mukos Novel Sugges-
tious and Recommendations.
By the I'nlted Treas.
Washington, Nov. 21.-rostmnster
(leiieral lilssell has nearly completed
his annual report for the fiscal year
ended June HO, !S!4. It r-ontalns sev
eral novel suggestions and recommenda
tions on certain lines of the postal ser
vice. The secretary of the interior today
drew his warrant on the stcretary of
the treasury for $10,770,000 to be used
In payment of pensions.
DID NOT BLOW OCT THE GAS.
An I niiMinl Case of Asphjxiutiun ut Alt.
Bv the I'nlted Press.
f hamokin, Pa'., Nov. 21. Having no
home John und James Wood, of Mount
Carmel, last night took refuge In Peter
Partrlck's new building, In which there
was u fire to dry the plastering.
This morning when found John was
dead from asphyxiation and James was
In a serious condition und Is not ex
pected to recover. i
CABLE CI LLIXiS.
Denmark may follow Germany's example
In prohibiting the Importation of Ameri
can cattle und ineut, but our trade there
Government icstrlctlons on Canadian
cattle lire held responsible for the defeat
of the Liberal parliament candidate for
An uproar wus created in tha French
chamber of deputies by n socialistic dep
uty denouncing the late czar Alexander
III as the executioner of the Poles.
Huron Wlssman, the African explorer,
was married at Cologne to Jllss Hedwlg
Linden, . duuxhter of a wealthy manu
ifactmer, 'and will leave, . the German
Avalanche Victim Provided Tor.
New York, Nov. 21.-Congressman Amoi
J. C'unimlngs was today appointed a sub
way commissioner of this city. The sal
ary of this office Is $.i,0U0 a yeur, '
Fair; slight change In temperature;
winds mostly louth,
ANOTHER SPECIAL WEEK IN OCR
It being our intcution not to carry
over a piece of Dress Goods that wa
can turn into cash, we make the fol
Fl THIS WEEK ONLY
0XM LOT fine all wool mixed Suit
inns, former price, "5.uo.
Tills Week's Price $2.50 a Suit,
OXE LOT extra line Silk and Wool
Scotch Suitings. Special price for
This Week $3.25 a Suit.
OXE LOT 5-' iiich Covert Cloth, ex
tra quality. Former prices, j'i.oo
Tills Week 73c.
AX0T11KK LOT, the last of the sea
son, of our special Foreign Cash
mere in 40 and 46-iuch. The price
This Week Will Be 35c. and 45o
Interestini; prices on Fine Black
Ul cus Goods.
See our Velvettna Cords for Dress
and Coat Sleeves; also in Cream for
Fine German so-ineb Seal Mush,
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave,
H. A. KINGSBURY
313 Spruce Strsst,
Telephone, No. 4633.
We wilt fcave vet weather; Wv3
wilt furnish you with SHOES for wet
weather. It will be a healthful Invest'
114 Wyoming Avenue
HAVE just returned
from New York buying
Holiday Goods. We are
receiving them daily.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
to call and sec our fine line of
Jewelry and Novelties, whether
you buy or uot
N. B. Look at our show windows aa
you pass. 1
W. J. WEICIIEL,
408 SPRUCE STREET, '
Wholesale and Retail.