The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, December 05, 1894, Image 1

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The Republican Rallying Cry for 1896
Will be Fair Elections.
He Will Advocate a Conservative Course
and Will Kndcavor to Avoid Agita
tions of Any Kind-Tho Soma
Able to Care for Itself.
By the United Tress.
Washington. Dec. 4. Anions the Re
publican lenders there is much anxiety
with regard to the course to be pursued
by the party during the coming two
years. Without exception they are Im
pressed with the great responsibility
which the tremendous victory of
November has placed upon them, and
the wisest of them express themselves
as frightened at its magnitude rather
than Jubilant over the fact of success.
They are unanimous In declaring that
the future of the party depends uopn
the conservatism und wisdom of the
new Republican house, and on the
skill with which the unwieldy majority,
composed of inexperienced and un
known men, is handled by Speaker
There Is unanimous party approval of
the policy of conservatism outlined by
Mr. Heed, and the utmost, confidence
is expressed In the programme which
he wishes to carry out. It is recognized,
however, that nil his energies und all
his skill In management will be required
to control tlu disproportionate major
ity. The next speaker not only will use
his influence to prevent tariff agitation,
but will frown upon any attempt to
resurrect the force bill or revive the
system of federal supervision which
was discarded by the present congress.
The ex-speaker believes that the time
for that sort of thing Is past, and that
with the new evidences In the south of
a disposition to divide on something
else than the color line it will be more
wise to approach a rectification of the
evils in the ccftiduet of elections there
by other and less stringent methods.
This, however, does not mean that
the question of fraud in elections will
be a subject tabooed. The exact oppo
site is the truth, and it is the Intention
of the Hopubllenn leaders to have such
a complete airing of election methods
In the south and elsewhere that a
public sentiment will be created which
will demand a thorough overhauling of
defective statutes In evey state.
The possibility of this will make the
elections committee perhaps the most
conspicuous of any of the committees
in the next house. There will be twenty
six contests before this committee,
most of them from the south, and while
there will be no attempt to unseat
Democrats by the wholesale and seat
Republican contestants, an opportun
ity will bi Rffo.-deJ in the consideration
of these-CTses to so agitate the Whole
question of election methods as to
rouse the country to the peril which
lies In a continuance of the present
order of things.
An endeavor will be made to have
this investigation as free from partisan
vlndlctiveness as possible. The chair
man of the elections committee will,
in all probability, be either Judge
Panleis, of New York, or Representa
tive McCall, of Massachusetts, both of
ihom are experienced lawyers and
neither of whom is a bitter partisan.
Whichever of these is placed at the
head of the committee will nccept the
position with the understanding that
conservatism is to be a rule of the
committee, but that such a representa
tion of t!.e suffrage question Is to be
made to the country that it will be a
live Issue until every state In the Union
has purged Its statutes of unjust elec
tion laws and guaranteed the sanctity
of the ballot.
Engineers Decide thnt a Span Over 3.200
I'ect is Impracticable.
By the United Tress.
Newport, R. I., Dec. 4. Captain W.
H. Slgsby, who, with Colonel Ray
mond and Lieutenant Burr, was ap
pointed In October by the secretary of
war to determine the greatest prac
ticable length of a span for a suspen
sion bridge, Bays that the report has
been forwarded to the department. It
contains the statement that It is not
only possible, but practicable, to build
a six track suspension bridge with a
span of 3,200 feet at a cost of $23,000,000.
The New York and New Jersey Bridge
company engineers say that 1,700 feet
Is the longest practicable span, and
that to span the North river at 4,333
feet would be Impossible.
Captain Bixby says the amount of
traffic the $23,000,000 bridge suggested
could accommodate would warrant
the expense of Its construction.
Operators Request .'Miners to Join Them
in an Appeal.
By the United Press.
Pltt9burg, Pa., Dec. 4. At a meeting
of coal operators of this district held In
Pittsburg today resolutions were unani
mously adopted that in view of the fact
that the coal miners have found it Im
possible to establish and maintain the
Columbus, Ohio, wage scale, as the uni
form rate in the district, It is deemed
necessary In order .to meet competition,
that the rates for those paying the dis
trict price be reduced so as to make the
mining rates uniform.
The operators request the miners to
Join with them In an appeal to the state
board of arbitration.
They May Bo Destroyed by a Tempera
ture of 170 Degrees.
By the United Press.
Bellefonte, Pa., Dec. 4. It has been
discovered at the state experiment sta
tion that milk heated to 170 degrees
will totally destroy all disease germs.
Including tuberculosis, and not alter Its
sweetness or butter-making properties
In the least.
Lawyer SiJJall Tries to Collect Damages
' from a Judge.
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 4. The suit
brought by Lawyer Theodore Slddall
against Judge F. Amadee Bregy to re
cover $100,000 damages for alleged im
proper rulings against him In the com-
mon pleas court, wus today dismissed
by Judge Dallas in the United States
circuit court for want of jurisdiction.
Judgo Dallas held that "this tribunal
has no authority to review the judg
ments of the state courts and hold their
Judges responsible for failure to correct
ly discharge their Judicial duties." Sld
dall claimed that he was Injured by
Judge Hregy's rulings in his (Slddall's)
recent divoirce suit.
Mill Creek Is Visited by a Disastrous
By tho United Tress.
Wllkes-Harre, Pa., Dec. 4. Eight
houses belonging to the Keystone Coal
company at Mill Creek were destroyed
by tire this afternoon. They were oc
cupied by miners and their families.
The loss is estimated at $7,000, covered
by insurance. The origin is unknown.
Strange Case of .Mrs. llurtsig, Who Re
covers Heuson After tight Years and
rinds Her Husband with Another Wife.
By tho United Tress.
Chicago, Dec. 4. Mrs. Percy Anna
Hartslg, supposed to have been burled
for the past eight years In Elmwood
cemetery, Detroit, appeared in the of
fice of her son In the Security building
this city two weeks ago.
According to the story of her son,
Lewis W". Hartslg, his mother, after es
caping from the Pontiae, Mich., lunatic
asylum, returned to their liome at De
troit, eight years ago and while prepar
ations were being made for her. return
to the asylum she fled from the house
and this, was the last seen of her until
two weeks ago. The body of a woman
was found on the railroad tracks short
ly after her disappearance which was
identified as Mrs. Hartslg by her rela
tives and was burled in the family lot.
Mrs. Hartslg says she went by the
night train to Benton Harbor, Mich.,
and was taken in charge by the police
and sent to n sanitarium where she
stayed twelve months. Her reason was
restored but her mind was a blank.
She came to Chicago and secured a
situation as nurse In Evanston where
she has since lived in that city un
known to her family. She states that
two weeks ago she was reading a news
paper and happened to see a paragraph
stating that E. A. Hartslg had been
indicted on a charge of forgery and at
once went to the criminal court. The
sight of the name seemed to clear her
mind and she distinctly remembered
her past.
Jonas E. Hartslg, husband of Mrs.
Hartslg, believing his wife dead, mar
ried a second time three years ago. He
has one daughter by the second mar
riage. Mrs. Hartslg has told her sons
that she will secure a divorce from her
Japanese and Korcuns March 'Against
Them at Kougjl.
By the United Tress.
London, Dec. 4. A dispatch' from
Seoul, Korea, dated Dec. 3, says: "A
combined force of Japanese and
Koreans were conveyed by steamer to
Asan and marched thence to KongJI to
attack the rebellious Tonghaks.
'This force routed thousands of Tong
haks and killed a large number."
Must Present His Card.
By the United Press.
Tokto, Dec. i. Japan has notified China
that no further peace proposals will be
considered unless made by a regularly
accredited ambassador from the Chin
ese court. At tho same time Japan re
minds China that It Is not Japan, but
China that Is BUing for peace. Japan is
dlssatistied with China's temporizing pol
icy and claims lha tChina is seeking con
cessions in advance of a formal confer
ence looking to a settlement.
The Oirls Wero Excited.
By the United Press.
New York, Pec. 4. A fire which origi
nated In the work rooms of D. J. Solomon
& Co., on the fourth tloor of 547 Broadway,
this evening, caused a loss of at least li:.rtf,
000. There were nearly p) girls in tho
building when the lire was discovered, and
for a time there was the wildest excite
ment. They were all taken out safely,
Liabilities Si 00,000
By the United Press.
New York, Dec. 4. Eugene Arnhelm,
trading as Marks Bros., manufacturers of
cloth capes and pants, confessed Judg
ments today for JlS.OuO. Liabilities esti
mated at JlaU'W. The concern did a large
i business with parties In Boston, New
Haven, Philadelphia, Reading, Cleveland,
Chicago and Minneapolis.
Evans Was Moderate.
By the United Press.
Columbia, S. C. Dec. 4. At noon today
John Gary Evans was Inaugurated gov
ernor before tho two houses of tho gen
eral assembly, In the hall of tho lower
house. Evans' naugural was character
ized by unexpected moderation.
Los Angeles Republican.
By the United Prees.
Los Angelos. Calo., Dec. 4. The munic
ipal election has resulted in a victory for
the complete Republican ticket with the
exception of a few minor olllces.
rottsvllle has raised over $1,200 for the
relief of the fever-stricken people of Mt.
Mrs. Thomas J. Stewart, wife of Secre
tary of Internal Affairs Stewart, of this
state, died at Norrlgtown last evening
after a lingering Illness.
Gus Koegel and Fred Tholmer, young
Germans, walking around the world on
a KOu) wager, arrived in Harrisburg 175
miles ahead of schedule time.
David M. Andrews, of Washington
county, has been appointed a member of
the soldiers' and sailors' Erie house com
mission, vice Representative Sull, de
ceased. Thieves robbed the Jewelry store of J. F.
Lewis, at Northeast, Erie county, of S3,0u0
worth of watches and Jewelry, Sunday
morning, and escaped from the town on'
a hand-car.
Fivo Italian anarchists went to prison
for terms ranging between one and five
France's senate committee also favors
the great credit to force a war on Mada
gascar. The pope will annually publish the
names of American contributors to
Peter's pence.
. Three train hands burned to death in the
wreck and lire of an oil train on the Kla
xon railway, Russia.
M. Cavlagnac Indignantly told the
French deputies that their flnane budget
was higher per capita than that of any
other great state.
Disaster Caused by Carelessness In
Not Displaying 1'lag.
Through the Neglect of Trainmen a Crash
Occurs at llemlngton Twenty Cars
und a Loeoinntlvo Piled in u
Tangled Muss-Traffic Belayed.
By the United Press.
Flemlngton, N. J., Dec. 4. A railroad
wreck in which a great amount of dam
age was done and a brakeman fatally
Injured occurred early this morning on
the Lehigh Valley railroad at Neshantc.
About 4 o'clock a coal train drawn by
engine No. 412 stopped to take water at
the tank. Soon afterward another coal
train came up at a high rate of speed
and crashed into the rear of the stand
ing train.
Twenty cars and the locomotive were
piled In a tangled mass. Traillc was de
layed five hours.
Francis W. Steckel, a brnkeman, was
thrown down a steep embankment and
so badly injured that he died this after
noon. The accident was caused by the
carelessness of the crew of the stalled
train In not sending a flagman back to
give notice of danger.
l'ifteenth Annual Convention of the So
clcty-Officers Elected.
By tho United Press.
New York, Dec. 4. The second ses
sion of the fifteenth annual conven
tion of the American Socioty of Me
chanical Engineers began In this city
A number of committee reports were
presented and papers were read by W.
J. Kelp, on "Relative Test of Cast
Iron," and by O. M. Sinclair, on "Notes
on Steel Forglngs." The election of
olllcers for the ensuing year resulted
as follows:
President, E. F. C. Davis, Richmond,
Va.; vice presidents, T. H. Hull, New
York city; Jesse M. Smith, Detroit,
Mich.; M. L. Holman, St. Louis, Mo.;
managers, John C. Kafer, New York
city; Charles A. Bauer, Springfield, O.;
Arthur C. Walworth, Boston; treas
urer, William H. Wiley, New York city;
secretary, Professor F. R. Hutton, New
York city. ,
The State Organization Meets at Harris
burg-Questions Considered.
By tho United Press.
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 4. Until a late
hour tonight the etate board of chari
ties heard representatives of the vari
ous hospitals and charitable institu
tions of the state In behalf of state
a.ld. Dr. 8. Wolr Mitchell and other
Phlladelphlans Urged the recommend
ation by the board of a bill to build an
other state hospital near Philadelphia,
where the indigent insane now being
treated nt Blockley almshouse might
be treated.
Dr. Korndoeffer, of Philadelphia, and
other .prominent homeopathic physi
cians favored the building of a hos
pital to be under the direction of their
school of medicine. The board will
have another meeting tomorrow.
During a Christening the Bottom of the
" Baptistry tiuve Way.
By tho United Press.
Pottsvllle, Dec. 4. While Maria Gar
rett, a negro maiden, was being bap
tized In Olivet Baptist church the false
bottom of the baptistry gave away,
and the convert, the pastor in charge.
Rev. T. A. .Hanna, and a deacon were
Great excitement ensued, and the
girl's father threw off his coat and
rushed up the pulpit steps. The pastor
and the young girl were taken out of
the water uninjured, and the services
were continued.
Entire Gang Is Hard Pressed by tho State
By the United Press.
Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. 4. Captain
V. J. McDonald and the detachment of
state rangers who captured a portion
of the Cook gang near Bellevue, Tex.,
last month, left this morning for north
ern Texas, where another portion of the
gang has been located.
It Is said that the enure gang, eight
een strong and being led by Bill Cook,
Is now in Texas, having taken refugee
from the United States marshals In the
Indian Territory.
Detroit Chemists Are Preparing to Make
By the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 4. The notification
to the Marine hospital service that
Park E. Davis & Co., the Detroit chem
ists, were preparing to manufacture
antl-txolne, the new remedy for diph
theria, has been fully confirmed and has
awakened great Interest here.
Dr. Roux's discovery has created such
a sensation in Europe that American
physicians are anxious to put It to a
thorough test.
Captain Joslah Wcstcrvclt Will Be Placed
on Trial.
By the United Press.
New York, Dec. 4. Superintendent
Byrnes today preferred charges against
Captain Joslah A. Westyvelt, of the
East One Hundred and Fourth Street
station, and he will be placed on trial
on Dec. 10 before the commissioners.
The charges are negleet of duty In
falling to suppress policy shops In his
Raises Check and Buncos an I'nsnspcct-
By the United Press.
Altoona, Pa., Dec. 4. The Second Na
tional bank of this city, which only re
cently reopened after having lost $100,
000 through the peculations or the
cashier, was Victimized again last week
out of $1,188 by a clever sharper. On
Friday last a man giving the name of
Brown deposited a New York draft for
$1,200 In the bank.
On Saturday he returned and stated
that he could get 3 per cent. Interest on
the money at another bank. and that he
would like ito have It. The cashier paid
him out 11,200 in cash and the man dis
appeared and has not since been seen.
The draft was returned with the infor
mation that it was good for only $12, and
that I had been very cleverly raised to
Miss May Cooper und Archibald MeBou
gall Are Made One for Life- Notes of the
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Plttston, Dec. 4. The residence of B.
G. Cooper, on Susquehanna avenue,
was the scene of a brllllat social event
this evening, It being occasioned by the
marriage of his daughter, Miss May,
to Archibald McDougall. the popular
manager of Music hall. The ceremony
was performed In the rear parlor by
Rev. T. W. Swan, and was witnessed
by a large company consisting of rela
tives and friends of the contracting
parties. ,
The bride was dressed in a beautiful
gown of ivory satin trimmed with
duchess lace and a veil caught up with
orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet
of white roses. She was attended by
Henrlette Cooper as maid of honor, and
Miss Abl H. Butler, of "Wllkes-Uarre,
and Miss Bell McCullom as brides
maids. The groom was attended by
George Cooper, a brother of the bride.
The wedding march wa3 rendered by
Oppenhelmer's orchestra, of Wllkes
Barre. In the parlor where the cere
mony took place and throughout the
house, beautiful flowers, banks of
palms, potted plants and roses taste
fully arranged sent forth their perfume
In abundanoe.. At the close of the
ceremony the entire party sat down to
a bounteous wedding supper. Mr. Mc
Dougall and his bride departed on the
midnight train for an extended wed
ding tour, which will Include several
of the eastern cities. Upon their return
they will take up their residence on
Exeter street.
l ive Persons Arc Killed in an Accident
of Mysterious Origin.
By the United Press.
Ottawa, Dec. 4. A dynamite explo
sion occurred this morning in Hull,
Que., near Ottawa. Four men and a
boy were killed. Several persons were
The explosion occurred about 10
o'clock. It shook the town of Hull and
In the vicinity of Wall and Dume streets
a number of houses were wrecked. The
dynamite was to have been used, a
ltltle at a time, in blasting for the lay
ing of water pipes.
What caused the explosion is not
known. It is supposed the cabin where
the dynamite and cartridges were kept
caught fire. It Is not known how many
are wounded. Houses all around were
badly shaken up.
- .
Was Too Frco with tho Funds of the
, Brotherhood.
By the United Press.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 4. J. W. MeKln
ney, of Chicago, who was elected secre
tary and treasurer of the Brotherhood
of Decorators and Painters of America
at the Buffalo convention, was expelled
from olllce today at the special conven
tion of the brotherhood.
He was charged with intercepting
money belonging to the order before
being installed In office and of starting
a secession movement. All the pro
ceedings of the Buffalo convention were
declared llliegal because enough dele
gates were not present. .
Ives' Great Game.
By the United Press.
Chicago, Dec. 4. Frank C. Ives played
the game of his life tonight in the second
Installment of the big billiard tourney,
putting Schaefer so far behind that It is
doubtful If the wizard will ever come uny
where near him In tho present contest.
Schaefer was rattled to start with and
he never got over it. At the conclusion
of tho night's piny the score stood: Ives,
1,200; Schaefer, C19.
Consul Guutlcr Dead.
By tho United Press.
New York, Dec. 4. The steamer Sapl
naw, which arrived this afternoon from
San Domingo City, reports that Stanislas
Cautler, United States consul at Cape
Haytl for the past twenty-three years,
died from general debility after ten days'
Illness, on Nov. 2ti. He was 72 years of
age and leaves a widow and six children.
What's the Matter with New Haven ?
By the United Press.
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 4. The Re
publicans carried the city today, electing
Colonel A. C. Hendrlck mayor by a major
ity which will probably figuro up from
1,0)0 to 1.2U0. The Republicans secure con
trol of both branches of the city govern
ment. Mayor-elect Hendrlck Is the first
Republican mayor in a number of years.
Republicans Muke Gains.
By the United Press.
Boston, Dec. 4. Municipal elections
were held toduy in twenty-one of the
thirty-one cities of the commonwealth,
and In most Instances a full vote was
polled. The Republicans have made largo
Noted Choir Leader Dead.
By the United Press.
Pottsvllle, Pa., Dec. 4. Ewyllyn Evans,
aged 42 years, of Centralia, once a noted
leader of Welsh eisteddfod choirs, was
killed this morning In Centralia colliery
by the premature explosion of a blast.
Evans leaves a wife and six children.
Bacilli in oysters caused the typhlod
epidemic at Wesleyan institute, New
Haven, Conn.
Arthur M. Bailey, member of a Suicide
club, at West Duluth, Minn., cut his
throat with a razor and died.
Ex-Governor Leon Abbott, of New Jer
sey, died at his home In Jersey City short
ly before i o'clock yesterday afternoon.
In a wreck of an Alexandria passenger
train on the Washington (D. C.) iron
bridge. Fireman William S. Walker was
Morris Halms' Philadelphia wife has
prosecuted him at Niagara Falls, N. Y
for bigumy In marrying a 15-year-old Ro
chester girl.
False entries In the books of the First
National bank of Johnsonville, Term.,
ruined the bank and caused the arrest of
Its president, J. E. Crandall.
Mr. Gelssenbalner, of New Jersey, has
resigned the chairmanship of the house
committee on Immigration and naturalis
ation to kecept the chairmanship of the
comintttcee on naval affairs.
After beating Lumberman H. C. Fos
ter, of Wisconsin, out of $00,000 and being
arrested and escaping, Dr. It. C. Flower,
of Boston,, has been rearrested In Gal
veston, Tex., and taken to Chicago.
An Irish Aristocrat Held for a Terri
ble Crime.
The Sensational Arrest gf Snundcrson.
Tho Prisoner Is a Nephew of Colonel
Saunderson, M. P., and Is Keluted
to Many Titled 1'amilics.
By the United Press.
London, Dec. 4. On Nov. 26, It was
announced that a mysterious murder
had been committed in Kensington, a
western suburb of this metropolis. The
body of a comely woman of the un
fortunate class, about 30 years of age,
was found in a frequented thorough
fare, Hollond Villas Road, Kensington,
with her throat cut from ear to ear.
Some of the London newspapers
claimed that this murder seemed to be
a crime of the class committed by
"Jack the Ripper." It is announced
today that a young man named Regi
nald Saunderson, son of Mr. Llewellyn
Saunderson, a prominent gentleman of
the County of Dublin, has been arrest
ed and charged with the crime.
Saunderson la the second son of
Llewellyn Tralierne Basset Saunder
son, esq., a Justice of the peace of Dub
lin county, who married Lady Rachel
Mary Scott, third sister of the earl of
Clonmel. The family resides at De
Vescl Terrace, Kingstown, near Dub
lin, the queen of watering places in
Ireland: The prisoner's uncle Is the
famous Colonel Saunderson, member of
parliament of 'the north of Ireland.
Reginald Is also related through his
mother to many titled families. One
of -his aunts is Lady Monck, and an
other Is the wife of Hon. George Fitz
Clarence, grandson of William IV. It
is said that the prisoner'.') mind is un
balanced. Saunderson was arrested at Kllle
shandra, near Armagh. He in only 21
years of age, and 'his mental condition
has long caused anxiety to his friends.
Recently Saunderson has been taking
a morbid interest in the South End
murder case, the crime for which
James Canham Read was executed at
Chelmsford this morning.
Defaulting Tcllerof tho Chemical Bank
Will Be Prosecuted.
By the United Press.
New York, Dec. 4. United States DIs
trlct Attorney Mott today laid before
the federal grand Jury the case of John
R. Talt, the defaulting teller of the
Chemical National bank. The pectila
tlons of Talt were discovered by the
bank officials about a month ago, and
an examination proved that $15,500
had been misappropriated by Talt
Friends of Talt Interceded on his be
half, and his. made good some
of the shortage, promising to indemnify
the bank agulnst all loss.
On this account no steps were taken
for a time to bring about the prosecu
tion of Talt. Negotiations between the
cashier's friends and the bank of
ficials fell through recently, however,
and President Williams laid thenatter
before the United States district at
torney, who brought It to the atten
tion of the grand jury today. President
Williams said today that no further
consideration would be shown Talt.
In Atnuteur Theatricals, a Lawyer kills
His Rich friend.
By the United Press.
Vienna, Dec. 4. Herr Salski, a law
yer, unintentionally killed his friend,
Czynskl, a wealthy tradesman, on the
stage of the principal theater In Prze
mysl last evening. Both were perform
ing in amateur theatricals.
Salski played the part of a conspira
tor who stabbed a spy represented by
Czynskl. He was very nervous. When
he turned his dagger on Czynskl, he
slipped and lunged forward. The dag
ger entered his friend's breast.
The audience arose as Czynskl fell
and crowded excitedly to the stage. The
wounded man died before their eyes.
Salski was arrested, but was liberated
as soon as the stabbing was shown to
have been purely accidental.
Georgetown College Faculty Will Allow
No More Games I'ndcr Present Rules.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Washington, Dec. 4. The faculty of
Georgetown college at a meeting today
decided to abolish foot ball contests
with outside elevens, collegiate or
otherwise, until tho game Is radically
changed so as with reasonable cer
tainty to preclude the danger of serious
This action was no doubt brought
about by the recent Injuries to Captain
Bahen, of the Georgetown team.
Preparations for Collecting Income Tax
Arc Helng Made.
By the United Press.
Washington, Dee. 4. Preparations
are In progress for the enforcement of
the Income tax laws, although both the
president's message and the report of
the secretary of the treasury are silent
on the subject.
Secretary Carlisle and Commissioner
Miller had an extended conference this
afternoon as to the details of the regu
lations to be Issued.
A Woman 38 Years of Age, Who Has Had
a Score of Children.
By tho United Press.
Oil City. Pa., Dec. 4.-Mrs William
Steen, who, with her husband, lives on
Colbert avenue extension, recently gave
birth to her twentieth child. Mrs. Steen
is only 3S years old.
The oldest child is 21 years and there
have been no twins and triplets In the
Queer Story Developed by a Woman's
Suit for $10,000.
By the United Press.
Norwich. Conn., Doc. 4. A suit for
110,000 brought by Mrs. Mary Johnson,
the wealthiest woman In Norwich,
against Dr. Clinton E. Stark, a promi
nent practitioner, has brought to light
a atrange story of fraud. Stark was
Mrs. Johnson' physician. She gave
him a power of attorney and entrusted
him with $150,000 worth of bonds. She
found by looking over his memoranda
thnt $50,000 of the bonds were missing,
She charged him with the loss, and he
finally admitted that the bonds were
not In his possession. He agreed, how
ever, to return her the bonds on a cer
tain night at her residence, and said
he would have to go Into a trance to
find them. Mrs. Johnson agreed, and
on the appointed night had two deputy
sheriffs concealed In the closet of the
room where the doctor was to begin
the trance. He came on time, and
went into a trance, after which he
took Mrs. Johnson by the hand and led
her through evory room In the house.
He picked up missing bonds in every
room, but Mrs. Johnson says she be
lieves he had them up his sleeve. She
declined to have him arrested, .but
brought suit against him.
Sexton Noll's Peculiar Method of Collect
ing SStl for the Storage of a Dcud Body
for a few Hon rs.
By tho United Press.
Reading, Pa., Dec. 4. Daniel Kelm,
one of the wealthiest citizens of Berks
county, fell asleep in the Oley Reformed
church, near his home in Oley town
Bhlp, while attending the funeral ser
vices of a neighbor today, and never
awoke. Heart disease is thought to
have been the cause of his death. He
was about 70 years of age, an eccentric
character hereabouts.
The body of Kelm was removed to
tho house of Sexton Noll, adjoining the
church, and a brother of the dead man,
Benjamin Keim, was sent for. When
the brother arrived an unexpected com
plication arose. Noll positively refused
to allow Kelm's body to be removed
from his house until he had been paid
$50 for allowing It to be taken there.
Keim was taken aback by the demand
and refused to pay the money. With
the undertaker he drove away and
came here and consulted a lawyer.
As a result of the conference a detec
tive was sent to Noll's house this morn
ing to have the body removed. At first
Noll was inclined to resist tho removal
of tho body, but when threatened with
arrest he ceased to interfere.
Late Subjects of the Czar Commit Depre
dations at Port Lincoln.
By tho United Press.
Grand Forks, N. D., Dec. 4. A large
number of Indictments have been found
against Russian farmers from Emmons
county for stealing and carrying off
government buildings at Fort Lincoln,
five miles south of Mandan. The depre
dations, according to Major G.
Gooding, the government representa
tive at the fort, have been going on for
some time. On Saturduy a band num
berlng over 1.00 men put in an appear
ance with forty-live teams ready to
remove every inch of lumber from the
spot. Major Gooding protested, but
the thieves drova him away with bricks
and stones and continued to demolish
the buildings. Even the old Custer
House, which the people of the slope
have endeavored to preserve, was torn
to pieces. Of 117 buildings at the fort
very few remain.
Deputy United States Marshal Hen
nesay, of this city, and Hannah, of
Grafton, were at Bismarck and made a
raid on the thieves on Sunday. Pickets
posted by the thieves gave notice of
their coming and the entire party made
an effort to escape, but the deputies
succeeded In capturing eight of them
and secured the names of forty others.
Five were left In Jail at Bismarck and
three were brought here as witnesses
before the grand Jury.
The Cost of State Printing.
By the United Press.
Harrisburg. Pa., Dec. 4. The report of
the superintendent of public printing
shows that the cost of state printing last
year was S139.77l.S0, and the cost of sun
plies and paper, $M.u26.G0. Over 240.UOO
volumes were Issued, .2,oSo pamphlets and
37.5SU geological maps. The reports of the
geological survey are completed.
County Commissioners Meet.
By tho United Press.
Harrisburg, Ta., Dee. 4. The executive
pnmmi t tt(f. nf Ihft PpimvKfi niii fitnfa
Association of County Commissioners
held a meeting ncre today. mo object or
tho meeting was tho preparation of bills
to be presented at the next session of the
state legislature.
Iicward for Tommy Dowd.
By tho United Press.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 4. The Phlladol
phla authorities have located Thomas
Dowd, alias Clark, .the noted burglar, who
with others committed tlio Farmville
burglary and escaped from tho penlten
tiury here. Reward will be paid upon the
delivery of Dowd at the pententiury.
Shoe Dealers Tail.
Dy the United Press.
Wilkes-Hurre, Dec. 4. Evans & Bahny,
shoe dealers In this city, were closed by
the sheriff this afternoon. Over $:,UU0 In
Judgments were entered up against them
today. The failure Is one of the lurgest in
this city for some years past.
The amount expended on the new con
gressional library up - to the present Is
A net decrease In the public debt of $31,
4t,SSl, less cash In the treasury, dur
ing November, is reported.
Two now indictments have been pre
sented against Captain H. W. Howgafc,
for embeizlement while disbursing oillcer
In the signal service.
Secretary Herbert has Issued a circular
to Intending bidders for the three tor
pedo boats, proposals for which will be
opened in about two months.
Mr. Curtis, of New York, introduced a
bill to restrict the appointment of eadels
to West Point and tho naval academy to
one actual resident of the congressional
districts, one from each territory and the
District of Columbia and ten to be ap
pointed at large by the president.
Tlo circulation, according to the official
treasury statement, decreased during tho
month of November $HS66,971, making the
circulation of all kinds of money In tho
United States on Dec. 1 at 1, C37.22C.4j1. or
J23T2 per capita. As compared with Dec.
1, 1813, the amount of money in circula
tion Is 9,768,000 less than then.
Representative McMillan, of Tennessee,
who was the prime mover for un Income
tax law, says there is no danger that it
will be repealed or that there will be no
appropriation for It this year. Chairman
Sayers, of the house appropriations com
mltteee, says that the Income tux will
be provided for In the urgency deficiency
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair north
winds; becoming variable.
It being our intention not to carry
over a piece of Dress Goods that we
can turn into cash, we make the fol
lowing quotations,
ONE LOT fine all wool mixed Suit'
iii!s, former price, $5.00.
This Week's Price $2.50 a Suit
0XE LOT extra fine Silk and Wool
Scotch Suitings. Special price for
This Week $3.25 a MU
ONE LOT 52-inch Covert Cloth, ex
tra quality. Former prices, Ji.oo
This Week 75c
ANOTHER LOT, the last of the sea
son, of our special Foreign Cash
mere in 40 and 46-inch. The price
This Week Will Be 35c, aud 45a
Interesting prices oa Fine Black
Dress Goods.
See our Velvetiua Cords for Dress
and Coat Sleeves; also in Cream for
Babies' Cloaks.
Fine German 50-inch Seal Flush,
610 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
. i.
Ill ill
We will have wet weather. We
will 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 thein daily,
to call and see our Gne line o!
Jewelry and Novelties, whether
you buy or not
N. B. Look at our show windows as
you pass.