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4 S i. J8 J(m situ EIGHT rAGES 50 COLUMNS. SCltAXTOX, TA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 11, 1894. TWO CENTS A COPY. IN FAVOR JMI CfflL The Nicoraugua Situation Is Dis cussed at Length in the Senate. DUTY Of THE GOVERNMENT Into a landslide about six miles south of the city early this morning, The train was running down a steep grade making It almost Impossible to control It. The engine and a dozen freight cars were overturned and Engi neer Kirk, his fireman and the head brakeman, Klrkland. were caught and buried In the debris. Klrkland Is th only one whose injuries are likely to rove fatal, Senators Morgan and Mitchell Think That I'nclc Sara Should Control the Ditch. Mr. Call Wonts to Stop tho Korean War. Ey tho United Press. N Washington, Dec. 10. In the absence of the vice president, the senate was called to order by Mr. Harris (Pern. Tenn.). Mr. Cull (Dem. Fla.) offered a resolution reciting that the Independ ence of Cuba was an ob?et of great Importance to the United States and re questing ithe president to open nego tiations with Spain for the recognition of the Independence of the island and for the guarantc 2 by the United States of the navment for such a sum of money as shall be agreed on. On oh jection it went over. Mr. Call also offered a resolution de claring "that the further prosecution of war between China and Japan to the disintegration of the ancient govern ment and nationality of China will not be advantageous to the peace and civilization of the nations of the world and their progress in the arts and that the Interests of the world require that all governments shall unite in nego' tiating with Japan nd China for the termination of the war and the settle ment of their differences by arbitration on terms just and honorable to both nations and fur such guarantees by the government of China for the pn teetion of lives and property of the citizens and subjects of foreign gov ernments as shall be adequate for this purpose." Referred to the foreign relations com mittee. Mr. Allen (Pup. Neb.) complained of the fnillure of the attorney general to furnish certain correspondence as to the Chicago strike last summer, which had been called for by a resolution adopted by the senate at that time. He addressed the senate on the gen neral subject of the strike. Morgan Favors Nlcaraugua Canal. The main feature of Interest In to day's session, however, was Mr. Mor Ban's speech in favor of the Nicaragua canal bill. He declared that the gov ernment of the United States In con trolling the . operation of the cana would not Interfere In tho least with any treaties between Nicaragua and CoMta Rica and the foreign govern ments; that no foreign government had lndleatfHl any objection to control of it by the United States; that It would not be a departure from the Monroe doe trine, or an abrogation of the Clayton Eulwer treaty; and yet that It was the nearest possible approach to govern ment ownership of the canal. In con elusion he declared that the United States must act now or forever abandon the canal, and he did not think the American people were willing to aban don It. Mr. Morgan held the attention of the senate and galleries until 4 o'clock when he was followed by Mr. Mitchell, (Rep., Ore.), who briefly indorsed the remarks of Mr. Morgan and favored the canal as being in the Interest of the Pacific states. Ills only doubt, he said, was as to the extent of Interest an control which the United States should manifest. Nothing Accomplished In the House. Today's session of the house was de voted to the consideration of business pertaining to the District of Columbia, but nothing was accomplished. Th bill to establish a public library In the city of Washington was discussed four hours and then referred to the commit tee on public buildings and grounds. Another bill, authorizing corporations In the district to renew their existence in terms of twenty years, by vote of the stockholders, was withdrawn without action. Quantities of the Villainous Drug Brought from Canada, PETTIXGILI OFFERS BRIBE ALMSHOUSE ABUSES. Thorough Investigation of Official Mis conduct lit I'ottsvillc Will He Made. By the United Press. Pottsville, Pa., Dec. 10. As the result of investigations by the Republican county auditors Into alleged abuses at the county almshouse, the prominent ministers of this county assembled here today and Issued a call for a puhllc meeting next Monday, at which plans will be formulated for a thorough In vestigation of the alleged ofllclal mis conduct. Affidavits and other evidence charge Steward Hartman With Immoral coir duct with Inmates of the almshouse and several directors are charged with drunkenness. Disgraceful orgies with Inmates and permitting the comming ling of sexes are also charged against olllclals. COLEMAN ESTATE WAR. Exceptions Filed to Account of Henry T. Kendall and Pennsylvania Company Allegations of tho Kxccptonts. By the United Press. Lebanon, Pa., Dec. 10. In the court of common pleas today exceptions were filed to the account filed by Henry T Kendall and the Pennsylvania com pany for Insurance on lives and granting annuities, assignees In trust for the benefit of creditors of Robert If. Coleman. The exceptants are attorneys for the Chest Creek Coal and Coke com pany and the First National bank, of Tyrone, Pa. They have filed twenty eight exceptions to the account. At torneys for Michael Rellly, of Lancas ter, have filed the same exceptions. In brief, the exceptants allege thnt the account Is Irregular In form, does notproperlychargethe accountant with the amount of the Inventory and does not state the account so as to Inform creditors and persons Interested as to the real condition of the estate In tho assignee's hands; that the accountants are not warranted In operating the fur naces at the expense of the assigned e' tate; that the account does not show the cost of operating the furnaces after date of the assignment. The assignees are charged with having erred In not accounting for property valued at $261,- 381.12; with having erred In paying and taking credit for sums amounting to $153,571.33, for which it Is demanded that they be discharged. They are charged with charging exorbitantly for services rendered; with not charging themselves with all moneys received by them and with selling the estate of the assigned to the Lackawanna Iron and Steel company at a sacrifice. The exceptants reserve the right to further exceptions and except the gov eral Items of credit asked for until the samehavebeen satisfactorily explained 11c Is Alleged to Novo Made a Proposition to Pay $50 Per Month Hush Money to the United States Cus tom Officials. lift, and the three, with the assistance of a policeman, succeeded In overpow ering the man. Ho was taken to tho lockup, where he became violent and It took five men to put him In a cell. The prisoner was arraigned before Judge Turnbull today and said he was George Roe, of Philadelphia. He showed signs of Insanity and was locked up pending an Investigation. SHOT THE TRESPASSER. PAYING FOR HIS CRIME. DEATH FOLLOWS PARDON. Hugh O'Neill Fxplres Soon After Ills Re lease from tho Penitentiary. Ey tho United Press. Philadelphia, Dec. 10. Hugh O'Neill, who was pardoned from the Eastern penitentiary last Friday by President Cleveland, where he was servlnrr a two years and six months sentence for con :: spiracy to make a fraudulent election return in this city, died today. O'Neill was attacked with consumption soon after he was sentenced In August, 1893. The offense for which O'Neill was con victed was committed during tho con test In the third congressional district In November, 181)0, between William Mc- Aleer, (Dem.), and Richard Vaux, (Ind. Dem). O'Neill was a minority Inspec tor of election. MAY HE PROSECUTED. Prcsldont Von Levetzow Requested to Sanction Proceedings Against Socialists. By tho United Press. Berlin, Dec. 10. Chancellor B. Von Hohenlohe has Informed Herr Von Lev etzow, president of the reichstag, that he socialist members of that body who remained seated and refused to take part In the cheers for the emperor called for by President Levetzow at last Thursday's sitting may be pro3e cuted upon charges of lose majeste. The public prosecutor has requested President Von Levetzow to give his sanction to the criminal prosecution of the deputies. COOK'S GANG AT HAY. Blitz, Who Murdered Miss Glng, Breaks Down Completely. By tho United Press. Minneapolis, Dec. 10. Claus A. Blitz, the confessed murderer of Catherine Glng, is a pitiable object today.' Now that the awful secret whleh he held lias been revealed he seems utterly shattered. The tears coursed down his cheeks. Every few minutes he sends for Chief of Police Smith, whom he seems to regard as the only friend (he has on earth, and breaks out into la mentations over his hard fate. Ml nignt long tne nerve-shattered mur derer was haunted with the face of his victim. His eyes had a wild look and he was actually afraid to be alone In cell No. 13. I want to tell my story and then die, he said continually. Jailer McKenna drew a chair up In front of his cell door about midnight and remained with him during the rest of the nlfj'ht. The prisoner passed the greater part of the night pacing up and down In the cell. The authorities ex press some fear of his mind giving way. The grand jury began consideration of the Glng murder case this afternoon It Is possible that no Indictment will be returned against Adry Hayward or that If any Is returned that his case will never come to trial. It Is Impos slble to have him as a witness and tho authorities will no doubt so arrange matters that ho cannot get away until after his testimony has been nken. When Harry Hayward, who Is con fined In the St. Paul Jail, for fear of mob violence, was shown the morning papers containing the confession of lillxt, he became quite blasphemous The confession, he declared, was a tin- sue of falsehood. The belief is growing that Harry Hayward made use of hypnotism to gain so strong an Influence over his victims. Blixttoldtheofricers thnt Hay ward had controlled him with hyp nottsm as he had Miss Glng. He said whenever Harry told him to do any thing and he refused, Harry would muke a few passes at him with his hands and the result was that he did whatever Hayward told him. Buss I.ucky ond Tom Roc Aro Surrounded hy Marshals. By the United Press. Muskogee, I. T., Doc. 10. Attorney Jackson lias received a message from Deputy Tolbert stating that he ond two other deputies hnve Buss Lucky and Tom Roe, two of the Cook gang, surrounded In a house fifteen miles south of Tulsa, and that they are wait lng for reinforcements before their break Into the house. The Cook gang Is now scattered and members are working separately. , WRECKED BY A LANDSLIDE. Frolght F.nglno Overturned and a Drake man Fatally Injured. By tho United Press. Oil City, Pa., Dec. 10. A Western New York and Pennsylvania freight train o " Saw Castle division ran By tho United Tress. Philadelphia, Dec. 10. William B. Pettlnglll, who was arrested here last week on the charge of smuggling the drug phenacetlne Into the United States, and who then attempted to bribe customs officers, was given a hearing before United States Commis sioner Bell today. Special Treasury Agent John C. Gallen, upon whose af fidavit Pettlnglll was arrested, told of his search of Pettlnglll's place and the finding of five one pound packages of phenacetlne. The witness then stated that Pettlnglll Bald to him after the arrest that "this Is a small matter and I will muke It Interesting for you. I will give you and the other men $50 each and gunrantee you $50 a month If you will let up on me and let me sell the drug In your district. The witness declined and told the prisoner he was after his principals. In the United States marshal's office the treasury agent tried to find out who the others In the Bchome were. Pettlnglll said he got the drug from North Adams, Mass., but refused to tell who the others In the business were. Customs Inspector John Johnson cor roborated Gallen as to Pettingill's offer of "hush money." The prisoner offered $50 first, and afterward said he would give $100 cash and $100 a month if they would "let up on him" and allow him to work the district. They were to keep him posted," and, Johnson slated, warn him ir there was danger of his getting Into trouble. Customs Inspector Harry Martin, who was with Gallen and Johnson when Pettlnglll was taken Into custody, gave similar testimony. and in addition said the defendant asked him If he thought Gallen would let up on, him If he gave the other par ties away. The witness asked Gallon, and the latter said fu? would make no promises. Lewis H. llovey, jr., who said he was employed by W. H. Schlelllin & Co., and Gallon, Dlckerson & Brown, of New York, to detect frauds in the Im portation of phenacetlne, testified that he saw the defendant In New York on Sept. 6. The man wns offering phenace tlne to a druggist and wns arrested. He gave his name as Arthur Armstrong, and after making a statement was al lowed to depart. In his statement he alleged that he was employed by the Brown Electrical company, of Sumner street, Boston. Flcctricul Company a Myth. The witness visited Boston and failed to find any such firm as the Brown Electrical company. In a recent con versation here with Hovey, the de fendant admitted thnt his name was W. B. Pettlnglll and said he had oper ated In Springfield, Mass. He also ad mltted registering as O. C. Foster In the Queen's Hotel, Montreal, Canada, The defendant told the witness that he procured the drug from the firms of Kerry, Watson & Co., and Lyman, Sons & Co., of Montreal. The witness be- lleved the drug was brought through by Pullman car conductors, but Pettlii' gill would not "give them away." Law yer James M. Beck, who represented Pettlnglll, contended that no case had been made out against his client, and that there was no Inducement to smug- gle the drug, the profit being sufficient after the payment of duty. Lawyer Beck held that there had been no proof that the drug seized had been smuggled but United States District Attorney Ingham argued to the contrary. The commissioner ruled that the evidence of smuggling and attempted bribery were clear, and he held Pettlnglll In $1,250 ball for court. The drug Is made In Germany, where It sells for 18 cents an ounce. In this country the price Is from 85 to 95 cents an ounce, the duty being 23 per cent, Father Kills the Man Who Came to F.lopc with His Daughter. By the United Press. Henderson, Ky., Dec. 10. A shooting took place near Clay, In Webster coun ty, Friday night, in whleh John Clay ton shot and killed Jesse Driver. Driv er was a neighbor of Clayton, and was a lover of his 14-year-old daughter. He had been forbidden to came on the Clayton farm, but persisted In his at tentions to the girl. Friday Clayton learned of a plan agreed upon between Driver and bis daughter to elope that night. As .Driver approached the house In his buggy he was mot by Clayton, shot gun In hand. What passed between the men Is not known, but thlB morn ing Driver's dead body was found In the road. Clayton fled after the killing and is still at large. GREAT LABOR CONVENTION Annual Meeting of American Federa tion at Denver. PATTERSON'S ABLE ADDRESS President Compcrs Discusses Various Events in Labor World and Defends Hailroud Strikes-Thinks the Ques tion Cannot Bo Arbitrated. MURDERED THE DEPUTY An Indian Territory Tough Kills His Would-Bo Captor. By the United Press. Claremore, I. T., Dec. 10. Deputy Marshal John Beard, of this place, was shot and instantly killed yesterday while attempting to arrest Jim Price, a local tough wanted by both the United States and the Cherokee authorities. Deputy Marshals Beard and Pulse went after Price, who got the drop on them. Beard stepped behind his wagon and took a snap shot at Price, who returned the fire with a Winchester, the ball piercing Beard's body. After driving Pulse off Price fled to the brush, saying he was going to join the Cooks. The Missing Bookkeeper of the Shoe and Leather Bank Has been Identified at Chicago. By the United Press. Chicago, Dec. 10. Samuel Seely, anted in New York for forgery and the larceny of $354,000 while an assist ant book-keeper In the National Shoe and Leather bank of that city, Is under arrest In this city. He is passing un der the assumed name of Frank J, Dale, and denies that he Is the man anted. Seely has hanged his appearance somewhat by cutting and dying his moustache and by cutting his hair short, but It has been of no avail, and makes but little difference in his looks, He has even filled his hair with cos metics to make It smooth. He Is non committal and will have nothing to say. His arrest came about In a very pecu liar way. About 10 o'clock tonight t man of small build and partly under the Influence of liquor came into Cen tral Police station and asked If the police department did business at that time of night. The officer whom he first accosted did pot consider him worth wasting time on and referred him to some one else for Information. The unknown man then walked over to the desk sergeant and said: "I want man to arrest Seely, of New York. I've been with him a week and now I want to give him up." Seely was taken from a fashionable boarding house at 496 La Salle avenue. where he has been boarding for the past two weeks. He has been living in quiet, going out very little and ap parently had no business to attend to, He was considered a gentleman of wealth. Seely was locked up In the Central station for the night and the New York officials were advised by wire of hla arrest. ' FOR KINGING HORSES. CRISIS AT ST. JOHNS. Tho Financial Bottom of Newfound' land llus I alien Out. By the United Tress. St. Jdhns, N. V., Dec. 10.-A financial crisis prevails here. The Commercial bank of Newfoundland has closed Its doors, and several Newfoundland commercial firms have failed. The gen eral belief Is that with care the crisis will be tided over. The Immediate cause Is the suspension of Brewse, Hall & Morris, of London, financial agents of several Newfoundland firms. The excitement Js Intense. The gen eral public blame the administration for the crisis, and the feeling agalnit them is outer. TELEGRAPHIC TICKS. Robert F. Kneebs Arrested for Faking on Berlin Tracks. By tho United Press. Berlin, Dec. 10. Tho case of Robert F. Kneebs, who was arrested a short time ago on the charge of "ringing' horses on the German tracks, was again heard today and the prisoner was ad mltted to ball in the sum of 10,000 marks, Kneebs entered and Btarted a mare on the Berlin track under the name of Nellie Kneebs. It wns suspected that th mare was none other than the American mare Bethel, whose record was 2.10. Kneebs was arrested and abundant evidence was found to hold him upon a criminal charge. He will sail as soon as posslbl for the United States by way of Liver pool. KORHERS LOCKED UP. Partners of Sam F.vans Arc In Durunco Vile. By tho United rres9. Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. 10. Sam Evnns, by his confession In jail here, Implicates John Ward, Walter Sullivan and Walter Gardner, all farmers Uv lng close to the scene of the Ben Brooks train robDery, and the police aro con fide.nt of having a elenr case against all four now locked up for tho robbery, Evans says that the booty was dlvld ed at itlie scene and the robbers separ ated to merit again nnd hold up a train on the Central road. AntUtoxIne effected several quirk cures of diphtheria at New Koehelle, N. Y. rne sworn or unpuun John Mason, a horo of the Pcquot war, wus presented to the New London (Conn.) Historical so clety. Willis Holmes, aged 4 years, of La- porto, Ind., Is suld to bo able to carry his father, who weighs 175 pounds, with ap parent ease. FIGHT WITH A MANIAC. Mr. Boyllff's Hurd Struggle with a Stran gcr In Ills Barn. By tho United Press. Arllngton.N. J., Doc. 10. George Bay llff, a member of the firm of Bayllff Schuler, of North Arlington, was awak cned at S o'clock this morning by noise in his burn. He got up, dressed himself and taking a pistol went out to Investigate. He found a big man the barn acting strangely. Bayllff told the man to run, but Instead of doing so the fellow sprang for him. Bayllff then shot him in the fleshy part of the arm. . The man grabbed Bayllff by the throat and was choking him, but his on and a neighbor, hearing the shot, went to the barn and helped Mr. Bay- SAMl'El SEELY ( APTI RED. By the United Press. Denver, Col., Dec. 10. The American Federation of Labor convened In an nual session this morning in Odd Fel lows' hall. President Samual Gompcrs calling the delegates to order. Fully 100 representatives of national trades unions were present to participate In what Is considered to promise the greatest meeting ever held In America for the cause of labor. Occupying seats of honor on the plat form were: John Burns, M. P., and David Holmes, M. P., representatives of the United Trades unions of En gland, present upon Invitation from the American Federation. While not dele gates to this congress, these famous labor leaders will be extended full recognition, and their opinions will be dally sought as the deliberations pro gress. Rody Kenehan, president of the Trades Assembly of Denver, made a short speecth of welcome. President Gampers replied with a few words of thanks, after which a committee on credentials wns named. Then Hon. Thomas M. Patterson, of Denver, delivered an able address upon the subject "Labor's Rough But Noble Struggle," and ho was succeeded by speeches of a fraternal nature from tho English representatives. In his annual! report President Gom pers discussed tho various events in the labor world during the year, and referring to the great railroad strike said: The organized, workers of America are not lawless, nor are they less loyal to the country than their follow citizens n other walks of life; but we should as sert that if the constitutions ,iof our country and our states are binding upon us wage workers, they are equally so upon tne 'highest authority In our land." The Strike Defended. "He also explained the action of the executive "council iiv connection wllth tne strike, and defended the course taken. 'In compliance with the resolutions favoring the re-monetlzatlon of silver at a ratio of 16-1," said he, "with the ap proval of the executive council, I aided as far as lay in my power to agitate upon this subject, the Bimetallic league acting In co-operation. "Since the great strikes of the past year- the public mind has been agitated In an effort to obviate them. A num ber of congressmen and congressmen elect have written to me with the object of Introducing bills providing for com pulsory arbitration, and so persistent havs they been In this regard that I deem it my duty to bring the subject of this danger to your particular notice and more especially one of tho logical features which Is a necessary adjunct to compulsory arbitration and which la sought to be incorporated In suoh a prospective measure. Disputes between the workers and employes may be generally adjusted by arbitration, but If they are, It will only come when the workers are better or ganized, when their power and 'their rights have received greaterrecognltlon. The first step must be organization, the second conciliation, the next possibly, arbitration, but compulsory arbitration never." scandal in connection with her name, despite the presence of her maid, a mat ronly female, of over 40. Miss 'Wou mack gave up her flat to take apart ments In the Pleasanton, a family ho tel of the best standing. She spent money lavishly, and told stories about her life at the German court. Finally the proprietor of the Pleasanton In formed Miss Woumack that her rooms had been rented. The dashing widow then went to Los Angeles. She was the object of much admira tion during the season at Coronado Beach, and left California to attend the World's fair. She did not return, but was seen by San Francisco men at Newport and New Yodk. FOREIGNERS IN DANGER. The Chlncso Fanatics Arc Now Becoming I'ncontrollubie. By the United Press. Washington, Dec. 10. Alarming news has been received from China Indicat ing the Imminent danger to the lives and property of all foreigners in that distracted country. All of the latest Information Is con- firmatory of the ofllclal reports that have been coming from Minister Denby and other United States officials und citizens in China. MIRDEROIS CARPENTER. CHIEF JUSTICE DISSENTS. lie Objects to the Boycotting of Boarding TT House Butter. By tho United Press. Washington, Dec. 10. The supreme court today affirmed the validity and constitutionality of the law passed by the state of Massachusetts prohlbltin the manufacture or sale in its territory of oleomargarine, colored so as to re semble butter, pure cream or mill:. Chief Justice Fuller, for himself and Justices Field and Brewer, read a vigor' ous dissent from the opinion of the court. . Fire Clny Sewer Pipe Trust. By the United Press. Pittsburg, Dec. 10,-Fully $2,000,000 will bo represented In the fire clay sower pipe combination which Is now being effected Twenty-eight manufacturers will be par tics to tho combination, Prices arc to be advanced slightly and many Items of ox penso are to be curtailed. I.nrgo Shoe House Falls. By tho United Press. Wilkes-Harre, Dee. 10. The large shoe house of Evnns & Knhny. who failed her last week, was sold by the sheriff today, The Btoek brought nearly $13,000 and was purchased by Leon Levy and Ellas Low enstelu, ot tuts city . Skating Accident. By the United Press. Easton, Pa., Dec. 10. While skating on half Inch lee In an old slate quarry today John 12. Hower, of Penn Argyle, broko through and was drowned, und three other boys had narrow escapes. Matthew nnd Andrew Bryne of the "Eight Bells" Company Seriously Injured by Frank Morgan. By the United Press. Norristown, Pa., Dec. 10. Frank Mor gan, stlage carpenter for the Brothers Byrne "Eight Bells" company, showing in the opera house here, made a mur derous assault on Matthew and Andrew Byrne this evening. Morgan had been drinking and made his appearance on the stage Intoxicated. He started to break Into the dressing rooms of the female members of the troupe and when remonstrated with by the Byrne broth ers, made a murderous assault on them With a knife Andrew was slashed across the face several times and had his nose nearly severed from his face His brother, Matthew, sprang to his as sistance, when the knife was buried in his neck, the blade breaking off. Morgan was pounced upon by sev eral members of the troupe and roughly handled. He was taken to the polic station, where he amused himself by battering his fists against the Iron bars, Morgan will have a hearing in the morning on the charge of murderous as sault. The Byrne brothers were unable to appear this evening. Their Injuries are considered serious. Rtas SPECIAL SALE OF l For the next ten days the lowest prices on record will prevail in this department. FIXE LINE OP EXCLUSIVE NOVELTIES ' Also Priestley's Standard Silk Warp Henriettas and Eudoras; Craveuettes, etc., a specialty. SELECT YOUR Christmas Presents Now, before the line gets too much broken up. FOUR 1W II IK GI A SOUTHERN PARKHIRST. The licv. Jones, of Knoxvlilc, Tenn., De nounces the Mayor. By tho United Press. Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 10. Rev. J. S. Jones, of the Lultrell Methodist church, Knoxville, Is a second Parkhurst. He preached a sermon la3t night on gamb ling, exposing places which he had failed to mention the preceding Sun day. He said the city had become tired of its drunken mayor. He also charged that the last criminal Judge, who Is now circuit Judge, owned a building in which gambling had been done. He said that not long ago a raid had been spoiled by a policeman tele phoning the room in advance. WANTED A NEW DEPOT. STATE GRANGE .MEETING. Secretary Thomas lias Credentials As suring on Attcnduuco of 800. By tho United Press. Harrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 1,0. Tomorrow afternoon the State Grange, ratrons of Husbandry, will meet In annual session at Chestnut Street hall and Secretary Thomas says the credentials already In his hands assures an attendance if at least 800 representatives of the various subordinate granges. It seems to be understood that the proposed new rev enuo bill as prepared by the committee of the state conference will be satisfac tory to the farmers and will be in dorsed. The oleomargarine law will be upheld and the bill to provide for equitable representatlonlnthestateboard of agrl culture will be approved. CYCLONE IX FLORIDA. Terrible Hurricane Sweeps Over Country Nenr Jacksonville. By tho United Preps. Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 10. A special from Westville, Fla., says: A terrible cyclone passed four miles north of this place early this morning. It struck the farm of J. N. Skinner, the representa tlve-elcct from Holmes county, nnd de molished everything on the place. A member of Mr. Skinner's family was Injured, and his wounds, It Is thought, will prove fatal. It is Impos slble to obtnln Information as to the extent of the damage and how far the storm extended. The Railroad Refused, so the Townspeo ple Fired the Old One. By the United Tress. Eldora, la., Dec. 10. Tho passenger and freight depot of the Chicago, Iowa and Dakota luilway at Hughes, tlv miles from Eldora, was set on .lire by miusked men last inlght and entirely consumed. The citizens of Hughes have repeatedly asked for better depot accommodations. The railway company has refused the request and Ignored the threats of the citizens. They made good their threats by burning It. It is said that the company will erect a modern station. FIN LEY'S 510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave. H. A. KINGSBURY AGENT FOR IE1I1 I li THE VERY BEST. WILL MARCH ON PEKIN. Japancso Entlmslusin Kuns High I'oo. choo to be Attacked. By tho United Press. Yokohama, Dec. 10. The Japnnese victories were celebrated with great en thusiasm at Toklo. A detachment of 110 Japanese soldiers who were wounded at the capture of Port Arthur have ar rived at Hiroshima. The Japanese commander has advanced as far as Furauten and Is expected to attack Foochoo shortly. The second Japanese army will mnke nn early advance toward Pekln. The Japanese government has contracted for a force of 8.000 coolies to accompany the second army. 313 SPRUCE ST., SCRANTON, PA. ffllUEilfiBlIS DRIYEN OUT KY FIRE. Prussian Minister Resigns. By tho United Press. Berlin, Dec. 10. Baron Von Berlepsch Prussian minister or commerce, has ten dered his resignation to the emperor ow lng to differences with his colleagues In tho ministry. Charges Dismissed. ' By the United Press. 1 Albany, Dec. 10. Tho charges against the Klmlra reformatory managers have been dismissed by Governor Flower. PENNSYLVANIA NOTES. Rev. J. R. Gearlnger, of Harrlsburg, has been acquitted of the charge of criminal assault upon Miss Anna Miller. - In three -years one Justice of the peace In Wllkes-Barre' Bent ninety-three people to the Insane asylum at Danville. 1 The throe Ely brothers, of Dorrance ton, Luzorne county,' shot forty-seven pheasunts In the vicinity of Bear Crek. The watershed of the Ohlinirer reservoir one of Rending'! water supplies, has been found by the board of heulth inspectors to be Inoculated with disease germs. KIG HOTEL KURNED. Finest llouso of Kntcrtalnment In Chat tanooga Destroyed. By the Tlnlted Press. Chnttanor.gn, Tenn., Dec. 10. The Southern Hotel, one of the most ele gantly furnished hotels In Tennessee, caught fire nt 12.45 this afternoon and was gutted. Tho total loss Is $132,225; Insurance, $75,650. There were a num ber of narrow escapes, but all the guests managed to escape with their Uvea. Tho only person Injured was C, Todd, who was severely burned. S. SHE DAZZLED 'FRISCO. New York Streets Not the Only Place Miss 'Woumack Scattered Gold. By the United Press. San Francisco, Dec. 10. Miss Mary Woumack, whose strange escapade in scattering coin on the streets of New York, resulted In her arrest, Is well known in San Francisco. Her career here was ibrlef but brilliant. She rep resented herself, as a widow, and rented a handsome flat, where she entertained in good Btylo. She had many friends Mother und Du tighter Injured by Jumping from the Third l'loor. By the United Press. Kansas City, Dec. 10. Five persons were seriously Injured in a fire 'last night, at the home of F. W. Mitchler. The family of live slept on the third floor and when awakened by the smoke became panic stricken. Mrs. Mitchler nnd her daughter Jumped to the ground and struck on the stone pavement. Both ara seriously hurt. Three others were hurt, but not seriously. Sl.ca Will Cnptuin Princeton. By the United Press. Princeton, N. J., Dec. 10. At a meet ing tonight of the members of the Prince ton foot ball team, tho captaincy for 18D5 was given to Lea, '86, by acclamation. Lea has played right tackle on tho 'var Blty for three years, and It Is expected will prove an able man for the place. Mary Anderson's Illness. By tho United Pross. London, Dec. 10. At her residence In Lexhnm Gardens on Dec. 7, Mrs. Antonio Navarro, formerly Mary Anderson, the actress, was delivered of a son, which died In a few hours. Mrs. Navarro's physician regards her out of danger. V.'e will liavc rct weather. Yt'e w ill furnish you with SHOES for wet weather. It will be a healthful invest aieuL 114 Wyoming Aveaua. STORE OPEN EVENINGS Sentence of a Cashier. By the United Press. Syrncuse, N. Y., Dec. 10. Francis B. Keiulriek, defnulating assistant cashier of the Commercial bunk, today pleaded guilty to the theft or W,U00 and wns sen tenced to three years In tho penitentiary. WEATHER REPORT. For eastern Pennsylvania, rain In the early morning; showers Tuesday; north- among clubmen, and there was much I east winds, becoming southeast t mm ill I HAVE just returned from New York buying Holiday Goods. We are receiving them daily. YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to call and see our fine line ot Jewelry und Novelties, whether you buy or not N B. 'Look at our show windows as you pass. W.j. WEICHEL. 400 SPRUCE STREET, ' NEAR DIME BANK.