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    TWELVE PAGES 84 COLUMNS.
SCRANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1894.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
is
Lexow Committee Say That His Case
Is Not Kithin Their Province.
WILLIAMS AND HIS WEALTH
Tba Inspector Is Worth Only $40,000.
Easy t'pon Captain Dclancy Mr. Mar-
tin a frugal Citizen on a Salary
of $5,000 a Year.
By the United Prtss.
New York, Dec. 28. When Chairman
Lexow called the Investigation commit
tee to order this morning he announced
that the committee had received a let
ter from Anthony Comstock In relation
to the testimony given by Street yes
terday. "We haVe considered the letter of Mr.
Comstock," said the chairman, "and
have come to the conclusion that the
matter 1s not within our province;
therefore we cannot hear Mr. Com
stock." The examination of Inspector Will
iams was then resumed. Williams de
nied that he was worth $300,000 and
clailmed that his fortune Is not more
than about $10,000. The Inspector ad
mitted that he had been given $4,000 or
$5,000 by Fliess & Hoey, whisky distil
lers, and the only reason he gave for
being presented with this money was
thait Flless was friendly to him.
Williams denied or excused but did
not explicitly explain a number of pe
culiar transactions. Mr. Goff ques
tioned him about them and then he was
allowed ,to leave the stand.
A young man named Morris Rosen
feld took the stand.
"Where do you live?" asked Mr. Goff.
"I am afraid to give my residence,
as the police would kill me," said Rosen
feld. He said he visited Inspeotor Will
iams on Sept. 7 last.
"I was standing by a soda water
Btand when a policeman came up and
truck me without provocation. I went
to headquarters to complain about the
officer. I met Inspector Williams, and
he asked me how much money I would
settle the case for.
Rosen f eld Wanted lust Ice.
"I said I came to get Justice, and did
not want money. The inspector said
then, 'You don't care for money?' I
snld I didn't, and he called me a liar,
'The sheenies,' said he, 'killed Christ
for a few pieces of silver.' He then
ordered me out of his room."
'But Inspector Williams," said Mr.
Goff, "said today If you swore to this
you would be telling a lie."
"I am not lying, sir. Inspector Will
iams Is a liar If he said so."
A recess was taken. After recess it
was definitely announced by Chairman
Lexow that the committee would sit
tomorrow and then adjourn.
- - Captain John Dclancy wa - then
called, but. tftr asking him a w
questions, Mr. Goff said: "Captain De
laney, In mercy to you, I will let you go.
In respect to your dead wife I will ask
you no more questions about that
money, which you can't explain."
. Captain Thomas M. Ryan took the
stand. He denied he drew any money
from the bank to pay his wardmen.
Witness closed up every disorderly
house In the Fifteenth precinct and he
never collected blackmail. He was
excused until tomorrow.
Commlsloner Marten was then called.
The witness denied that he and Rich
ard Croker met the representatives of
the liquor dealers at the Hoffman
House. He said he never enrtered Into
an arrangement with the Liquor Deal
ers' association, who, Instead of pay
ing the police, were to support Tam
many Hall. "J never heard about It,"
he said, "until I saw It In the papers."
In reply to Mr. Coff, President Mar
ten said there was never any formal ac
tion taken by the police board to dis
cover If blackmail had been paid by the
liquor dealers.
"We relied on the superintendent
whom we considered active and ener
getic and able to find out these mat
ters." Martin Transferred Policemen.
President Marten denied that he ever
' heard from Captain Doherty that Mrs.
Thurow was In the habit of going ball
for her1 girls. He admitted he had
transferred policemen at the request of
local Tammany leaders.
"The transfers were made in the n
terest of the political organization?"
"Yes, sir; I suppose that's the case."
The witness saild he heard a great
deal more about the corruption before
he became a commissioner than after
wards. He thought the police board
should have the power of compelling
witnesses to attend when subpoenaed
"You were asked to produce your
books. Are you ready to do so?"
i "Yes, sir; lam."
"How much money have you In the
bank?"
"I have $986 in the Empire State bank
and $8,100 In the Union Trust company."
"Do you own real estate?"
"Yes, sir. I own a house In West
Sixty-fourth street for which I paid
$10,000. My sister lives there. I also
own the house I live in, for which I paid
$26,000 $15,000 , being paid down. I
bought the 'house in 1892."
"How did you get the money?"
'.'Well, since I have been commissioner
I saved $2,000 a year."
"What Is your salary?"
"Five thousand dollars a year." ,
The witness said that was all
property and money tie owned.
the
He
handed Mr. Goff his two bank books
and check books. Mr. Goff then asked
the witness to hold himself In readiness
to attend tomorrow.
REVELATION AT ROME.
Pecullur Dank Account with a Firm of
cliccso Buyers.
By the United Press.
Rome, N. T., Dec. 28.-Another reve
lation has been made in the affairs of
Central National bank of Rome, which
has been undergoing examination since
the discovered defalcation of Cashier
lflelby, ten days ago. It appears that
the bank has for some years been carry
ing wltlhout security a credit of several
thousand dollars to the account of Rob
ert Adam & Sons, cheese buyers and ex
porters, who have ofilcea here and in
New York city. The cashier, without
the knowledge of the directors and
without discovery by bank examiners,
has permitted overdrafts of this ac
count to the amount of $57,000, of which
$10,000 is secured.
McAdam & Son claim that it must be
that they have not had credit for a part
of their deposits. It la understood also
that they are prepared ito turn $17,000
to the credit of the account. That be
ing done, would leave a net shortage of
130,000, in addition to the J37.000 default
of Che cashier and teller heretofore re
ported. This will Impair the capital of
the 'bank and the stockholders will ba
called together to decide whether to
make good the shortage, with a view
to re-opening the bank.
STATE MUSIC TEACHERS.
Officers Elected at tho Meeting of tho
Association In Hurrlsburg.
By the United Press.
Hurrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 28. These ofll-
cers were elected by the State Music
Teachers' association today:
President, Eugene H. Heflle, Harris-
burg; secretary and treasurer, Edmund
Wolsleffer, Philadelphia; executive
committee, Joseph H. Glttlngs,
Joseph P. Collum and Theodore. Wll-
bach, Pittsburg; programme commit
tee, M. B. Foester, Pittsburg; A. W.
Borst, Philadelphia, and Arthur Wlt
tlch, Reading; auditing committee.
Thomas A. Beokel, Icard Zelckwer and
Vivian Ingle, Philadelphia.
DUX'S GLANCE AT 1894.
Review of Trade ShoWs Encouraging In
dications as Compared to 1803, Though
Business Not Pp to Previous Years.
By the United Tress.
New York, Dec. 28. R. O. Dun & Co.'s
Weekly review of trade will say:
Commercial failures in 1894 already
reported to R. G. Dun & Co. number
14,292 against 15,242 lust year, with
liabilities of $163,238,404 against $310,-
779,889 Inst year. Next week the final
report for I.S94 will probably Include
about 400 more failures, with liabilities
of about $4,000,000. From these accounts
banks, bankers, financial and trans'
porting companies are excluded. Manu
facturing failures already number 2,756
against 3,422 last year, but liabilities
are only $64,491,287 against $176,982,091
last year.
The trading failures already number
11.J41 against 11,512 lust year, but w
bliities are only $87,899,057 ugalnst $130,
062,333 last year. A decrease of about
two-thirds in defaulted liabilities in the
middle and central northern states,
one-half In the weBt and southwest,
ana a third In other sections Is shown,
Wages actually paid In November are
compared today with working hours !n
establishments throughout the country,
ana in about fifty branches of Indus
try, the average being 236.4 hours per
hand this year, 218.4 last year, and
243.2 In 1892, the wagea paid per Qiour
were per cent, less than last year
and 8.59 per cent, less than in 1892. As
the hands employed in establishments
reporting were 8.53 per cent, more than
last year, but 12.02 per cent, less than
in 1892, the total wages paid in these
establishments in November was 16.33
per cent, more than in November. 1893.
but 21.77 per cent, less than In Novem-
t . i PAn .
ucw xoji. lnus me uecrease in Dur-
chasing power of the working force is
louna to be due mainly to decrease In
numbet of hands and hours of work.
rather than to reduction of wages Dald
per nour.
Holiday trade has scarcely met ex
pectations. Purchases have been nu
merous, Dut smaller- than usual in
amount and more confined to needful
articles, thus antlclDatine ordinary
trade. In spite of some 'sensational
losses on western roads, the earnlntrs of
all railroads reporting for December
are 2.9 per cent, greater than last year.
out jj.b per cent. less than In 1892, and
the east-bound tonnage from Chicago,
for' three weeks, has been 120,206,
against 219,946 last year,. but on west
bound tonnageandon southern lines the
comparison is more favorable. It af
fects other Important industries that
railroads have taken only 500,000 tons
of rails for renewals this year, against
twice as much ordinarily required, r
Money Is still coming to this city In a
steady stream and exports of gold for
the week are expected to be about
$2,500,000. The dissolution of the bon
syndicate, indicating that the pending
currency bill has destroyed the market
for bonds, Is the most important event
in financial circles, and is liable to have
results of some consequence.
Failures in three weeks of December
show liabilities of $10,651,937, of which
$6,751,419 were manufacturing and $3,
900,516 of trading concerns. Failures
for the week have been 350 in the United
States against 511 last year and 41
Canada against 41 1st year.
MURDER OR SUICIDE.
George Palmer and Ills Wife Found with
Their Throats Cut,
By the United Press.
Vassar, Mich., Dee. 28. George Pal
mer and wife were found this morning
with their throats cut, lying dead on
the floor. Their son went to the barn
to do the work about 8.30. o'clock, and
when he returned he found his parents
dead. It is not known whether It was
murder or suicide.
The Palmer's lived on a farm a few
miles from the village of Mlllington. It
Is believed that Palmer was insane.-
Result of a Merry Christmas.
By the Un.'ted Press.
Charleston, 8. C, Dee. 28. A , special
from Cypress, B. C, Says: On Christmas
day Harvey Kelley and Frank Fluids,
two farmers, young married white men,
about 22 years old, became Involved In a
quarrel and drew pistols and shot each
other. Kulley Was instantly killed and
Fields Is mortally wounded. Both men
had been drinking freely.
California Strike Cases.
By the United Press.
San Francisco, Dec. 28. United states
District Attorney Knight stated today
that before the resumption of the strik
ers' cases next week, he would recom
mend to Attorney General Olney that the
Indictments against those who did not
take an active part In stopping trains In
July InBt be dismissed. This would free
about 75 per cent of the 115 persons In
dieted. Detwilcr's Cpse Settled.
By the United Press. fl
Easton, Pa., Dec. 2g. Trie cast of O. L.
Dctwller, of Easton, late court stenog
rapher, charged with false pretense and
embezzlement, was settled today by leave
of the court by the defendant paying back
to the county Jllti, the amount admitted
to bodue the county, and paying the
COSt, J26.U6. : !
George Williamson Dead,
By the United Press.
Provldenco, R. I.,' Dec. 28. Goorge Will
iamson, father of the silverware Indus
try of America, died today. He was head
of the Qorham company, i
BE PEACE
Ex-Secretary Foster to Aid the Chi
nese Plenipotentiaries.
CASE OP THE JAPANESE SPIES
Secretary Grcshara lias Cabled to Minis
ter Dvnby to Demand Satisfaction of
China For Breach of Faith-No
Reply Has Been Received.
By the United Press.. .
Washington, Dec. 28. The accuracy
of
the Information contained in the
Shanghai cablegram regarding Minis
ter Deniby's Instructions In the case of
the Japanese student sples Is fully con
firmed at ' the state ' department.
Promptly upon hearing of the butchery
of the two students who had been
turned over to Chinese officials for such
punishment as might be accorded lti
civilized countries upon lawful convic
tion, Secretary Gresham cabled Minis
ter Denby to demand satisfaction for
the breach of faith. No reply has yet
been received, whlah, however, is not
wondered at, considering the demoral
ized condition of the Pekin government
Berlin, Dec. 28. The Cologne Gazette
asserts that England and Germany
have agreed for concerted action on Uie
part of the British and German fleets
In Chinese waters in the event of tho
arising of an emergency.
The Pence Commission. .
Shanghai, Dec. 28. Peace Commis
sloner Chang-Yln-Huan. president of
the board of revenue, and formerly nun
later at Washington, has left Tientsin
for Che Foo, and is expected here on
Jan. 6, when he will join Peace Commis
sioner Shao-Yao-Lien and go to Tokio.
Washington, Dec. 28. Ex-Secretary
John W. Foster, who is about to start
for the east to assist the Chinese peace
commissioners In the negotiation of
terms of peace with Japan, called at the
state department today and had an In
terview with Secretary Gresham re
specting his mission. Mr. Foster has
lately returned from a trip around the
world, and spent a considerable time
In China. He is very well acquainted
with one of the Chinese peace commis
sioners. Whether there will be a suspension of
hostilities pending the meeting of the
representatives of the two govern
ments Is not known at the Japanese
legation here. The impression Is that
the Japanese troops are concentrating
at New-Chwang, which the Chinese
forces have recently evacuated, and
that the victorious army will continue
its march In the direction of Pekln. The
question of an armistice after the pleni
potentiaries have convened and pend
ing an agreement as to terms of peace,
will depend on the .powers which the
Chinese ambassadors possess. If they
are simply plenipotentiaries ad refer
endum , and their recommendations
have to be sent back to China for ap
proval or dlapproval, a long time nec
essarily must elapse before terms of
peace can be concluded. If, on the
other hand, their powers are conclusive
and the actions of its representatives
binding on China, the Japanese will be
disposed to grant larger .concessions in
the matter of a suspension of hostili
ties.
The United States steamer Yorktown
arrived today at Che Foo from Yoko
hama. At this point she will be in an
advantageous position to observe the
progress of hostilities on the Shang
Tung promontory, and If need be to re
inforce the Baltimore and the Mon-
onacy below Tientsin.
BOWSER'S DIFFERENT YARN'S.
The Young Colored Man in Jail For tho
Murder of Thomas F. Burke Gives Three
Versions of tho Affair.
By tho United Tress.
Pottsville, Pa., Dec. 28. This after
noon the body of Thomas F. Burke,
who was killed on Saturday night, Dec.
15, at Pottsville, was exhumed In the
Catholic cemetery at New Philadelphia
by order of the coroner and an autopsy
made. It was found that death was
caused by a general cerebral congestion
and effusion of the blood beneath the
pia matter, the effects of a blow from
some blunt Instrument on the back of
the neck.
Tho jury which brought In the verdict
of death from exposure will be called
together and a verdict In accordance
with the autopsy will be found.
Charles Bowser, the young colored
man who is In Jail for the crime, has
told three different stories, but it Is be-
lleved he tells the truth only when he
says he knocked the man down and
kicked him until Interfered with by one
of the women of the neighborhood. At
least one more person is implicated in
the crime and will be arrested.
DIED OF HYDROPHOBIA.
W. 11. Lindsay Expires from Effects of o
Dog Bite.
By the United Prcsn.
Lynchburg. Pa., Dec 23. W. H. Llnd
say, an aged citizen of Bedford, died
yesterday afternoon from hydrophobia
About six months ago a rabid dog in
the neighborhood of Clay's Crossing
bit several horses and cattle and all of
the animals were taken with hydropho
bla and had to be killed. The dog was
owned by Lindsay, and It bit him be
fore It was killed.
Lindsay suffered from no 111 effects
until last Saturday, when he was taken
suddenly ill, and tho physicians who
were called saw unmistakable signs of
hydrophobia, such , as aversion
water, etc. Nothing could be done for
him and he lingered on until 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, when he died. The
deceased was 86 years of age, and one
of the best known wheelwrights In this
section of the state.
Snow Storm In the South.
By the United Press.
Charleston, S. C Dec, 28. A special
from Georgetown, B. C, Bays: It com
menced to snow here this afternoon and
continues to snow and sleet with strong
northwest wind blowing. Tho town
robed In white tonight and tho weather is
growing colder.
Two Sticks Died Easily.
By the United Press.
Doadwood, S. D.. Dec. 28. Two Qtlcks,
the Sioux Indian sentenced for a lead
Ing part In the murder of four cowboys
on Feb. 2. was hanged today by United
States Marshal Miller In the presence of
fifty persons. The Indian died euslly and
quickly
Scranton Invites the Business Man to
ft
Red Hot Talk Characterizes the Meet
ing at St. Louis.
MR. CLEVELAND DENOUNCED
Gcnulno Pow Wow at the Conference of
tho Party Leaders Vico President
Howard, of American Railway
I nion, Awakens Enthusiasm.
By the United Press.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 28. The confer
ence of the leaders of the Populist party
began ait 11 o'clock this morning und
for nearly two hours there was a red
hot exchange of opinions between the
delegates. Nearly all tho wrangling
as due to a motion made by a delegate
from Kansas that the sessions should
be executive and that all Information
be kept from the press until such time
as suited the conference.
Chairman Taubeneck finally despaired
of reaching a decision 1n regard to the
matter and declared a recess until 2 p
m. A committee appointed on ad
resses was instructed to take nothing
from or add wnythlng to the Omaha
platform. '
On re-assembllng at 2 o'clock the na
tlonal committee lacked a quorum. It
was decided that a call of states was
the best means of getting an exchange
of views. ..- '
Matters moved smoothly, and cheer
ing 'was plentiful as eac'h state was
called. After Georgia reported, the con
ference adjourned until 7.30 p. m. The
call was resumed on re-assembling.
Iowa brought General J. B. Weaver
from the chair. He had little to say of
his state, but read a resolution to the
effect that financial Issues were the
keynote of tho coming campaign; side
tracking the land and transportation
question.
This precipitated a stormy wrangle
and It became plainer than ever that no
plank In the Omaha platform was to be
ignored. His contention was for a
trinity of money gold, silver and pa
perto be controlled In volume and
value by the government alone. He in
sisted that money was the winning Issue
and that the. People's party, which was
stronglnprlnclplesand weak In tactics,
should recognize that Issue and meet
it. He was asked some troublesome
questions, but the resolution passed.
Addresses by Howard and Sovereign.
A resolution was presented denounc
ing the judgment against the officers
of the American Ruilway union und
vice president of the order, Howard,
was invited to speak. He took the
meeting by storm. J. R. Sovereign, of
the Knights of Labor, followed In an
Impassioned address. The resolution,
after an amendment eliminating an ob
jectionable reference to Judge Woods,
of the federal court, was adopted.
During the succeeding call of states
resolutions were offered and adopted
to nsk congress for an Investigation of
Alabama election frauds, and denounc
ing Cleveland for calling out troops
during the rnllroad strike. These, with
the Trumbull resolutions, already made
public with others offered In the morn
ing session, will occupy the attention of
the national committee tomorrow.
DUFFY TIRED OF LIFE.
Endeavored to Commit Suicide hut Took
an Ovcrdoso of Laudanum,
ratrlck Duffy, who resides on South
Washington avenue, endeavored to
commit suicide about 11, o'clock last
night by swallowing a dose of laud
anum. He was frustrated, however, by
taking an overdose which compelled
him to vomit in a manner which aroused
the suspicions, of the Inmates of the
house.
Officer Goerlltz was summoned and
took him to the police station, whore
he appeared to have overcome from the
effects of the laudanum.
Duffy was until recently an Inmate
of the Hillside Home.
REVISED REVENUE BILL.
Measure Adopted by State Tax Confer
ence Is Being Perfected.
By the United Press.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Dee. 28. The revised
revenue bill as adopted by the state tax
conference has been referred to a com
mittee consisting of Joseph D. Weeks,
of Pittsburg, to put In shupe for pres
entation to the legislature.
It consolidates the revenue laws of
1889, 1891, 1893; eliminating such por
tions as are Inconsistent with the gen
eral system adopted and adds some
new subjects of tuxatlon.
THREE HUNDRED IN ASHES.
Mrs. Bartholomew Foolishly Secretes Her
Cash in the Stove Pipe.
By the United Press.
Kaston, Pa., Dec. 28. Mr. and (Mrs.
Henry Bartholomew, residing near
Moorestown, this county, lost $300 last
night in a singular manner.' They had
built a Christmas house and. Invited a
number of friends 'to see it. The house
was bulK In a cold room and a fire was
started In the etove. It subsequently
transpired that a few days previous
Mrs. Bartholomew had received $300 in
heritance money, and unknown to her
family had placed the money, all In Mils,
In the stove pipe for safe keeping.
No sooner had the guests been invited
Into the room when there was a scream,
and five minutes later Mrs. Bartholo
mew revived from a faint w hlch she had
when she found her $300 in ashes.
MUSIC IX PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
State Music Teachers' Association Will
Push the Question ut ilun'isburg.
By the United Press.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 2S. The annual
convention of tho State Music Teach
ers' association adjourned this evening
with a concert. A grand chorus of 250
voices and an orchestra of fifty pieces,
under direction of Gilchrist, of Phila
delphia, took part.
J. H. Kurzenknabe, of Harrlsburg,
was elected chairman of the committee
on legislation and will push the ques
tion of music in the public schools.
SlU'IDE OF MARY ENGLE.
Smarting I'ndcr Accusation Tliut She Was
n Thief, the Young Girl Swallows Cur
boliu Acid.
By the United Tress.
Philadelphia, Dee. 28. Smarting un
der the accusation that she was a
thief, comely Mary Engle, aged 20
years,, swallowed carbolic acid at her
home this afternoon and died within
half an hour.
Since Aug. 27 the cloud of accusa
tlon had been hanging over her, and
when today her mother spoke as if she
believed 'what others had said against
her, she remarked:
"Well, you will not be bothered with
me much longer."
A few minutes later Mary appeared
before her mother again with a bottle
In her' hand. In her mother's presence
she swallowed the deadly poison.
Miss Engle was accused of stealing
a watch. The 'suspicion really fell
upon her through a kindness she
thought she was bestowing upon
neighbor, a woman she had known for
fnrae time, who was moving. Iti com
pany with' several others, Mary assist
ed In doing the work. Finally a watch
was missed. Suspicion fell upon Miss
Engle, and a warrant for her arrest
was issued.
ELBOW IT'LL OF WIRE.
Astonishing Result of a Surgical Opera
tlon t'pon a llcllcvue Patient.
By the United Press.
New York, Dec. 28. Scnnlon came to
Belle vue last Saturday morning, suf
ferlng with what everyone, including
himself, supposed to be a bad dlsloca
tlon of the left elbow joint. When he
was operated upon last Monday, how
ever, the doctors pulled from his fore'
arm, In pieces from half an Inch to a
foot and a half In length, eleven feet o
lead wire, one-Blxteenth of an Inch
dinmeter.
Scanlun Is a brawny machinist.
yenrs old, in the mploy of the East
River Lead company. Until Saturday
he had charge of the machine that
makes the wire found In his arm.
OLD LAND MARK TO GO.
An Opera Ilouso Will Ho Erected on the
Site of Memorable Tragedies. .
By the United PresB.
Washington, Dec. 28. The gloomy old
brick mansion on Lafayette square In
which the murderous assault wus made
on Secretary Seward and his son the
night of President Lincoln's nssasslna
tlon, and In which James O. Blaine an
his son and daughter died, and which
has also been associated with other
memorable tragedies in Washington
life, is to be torn down.
A handsome, fireproof steel ' opera
house to cost at least a quarter of a
million dollars Is to be erected on tho
Bite now occupied by the house and its
spacious grounds.
HELLER WILL APPEAL.
Ills Claims to Bo Considered in tho State
Scuato.
By the United Tress.
Easton, Pa., Dec. 28. Dr. H. D. Hel
ler, of Hellertown, who was yesterday
declared defeated for Btate senator by
K. H. Laubach, in The contested elec
tion case, proposes to carry his contest
to the state senate. Judge Schuyler to
day awarded a certificate to Laubach,
the Democratic candidate, and put ithe
cost on the county.
Republicans claim that over 200 illegal
votes were cast In South Bethlehem,
enough to reduce Laubach's majority
and elecli Heller.
Breckinridge Not o Drawing Card.
By the United ProBS.
Tetre Haute, ' Ind., Dec. 28. Congress
man W. C. P. BreekinrlUBO delivered his
lecture on the "Eras of American Devel
opment and Their Great Men" to forty
persons at the opera house tonight.
Gunboats for Franco.
By the United Press.
Paris, Dec. 28. The French govern
ment Is constructing with all possible rap
idity twelve gunbaoti and forty-six
barges, which will be Vent In section to
Madagascar for the ubo of the French ex
pedition, - .
the Councils.
STORIES OMESIIMION
Suffering Amonrj the Inhabitants uf
LJoyd County, Nebraska.
ON THE VERGE 01' STARVATION
rora Four to Five Thousand Out of Em
ploymcnt in Oucbcc-Scottcrcd Popu
lation in Some Loculiticsin Canada
in a Dcplorublo Condition.
By the United Press.
O'Neill, Neb., Dec. 28. For some time
past stories of extreme destitution have
come from Boyd county and various
parts of Holt county, but they had
seemed so improbable that the people
here hardly credited them. Inquiry
shows, however, that the stories were
not exaggerated. The situation in
Boyd county is bad, and if the people
there are not helped soon they will
starve or freeze to death.
J. M. Smith, who lives on what is
called the Three Mile Strip on the state
line, was In O'Neill today, and he tells
many harrowing stories of the condi
tion of the people in his part of Boyd
county. He says that what is true of
the people there Is also true in almost
all parts of the country. Mr. Smith
came with a commission from the peo
ple of his section to collect supplies. He
gathered considerable flour and pro
visions today and forwarded them.
Montreal, Que., Dec. 28. There nrs
said to be In Quebec from 4,000 to 5,000
people out of employment, and whose
condition Is described as most deplora
ble. The federal and local govern
ments and the city council have been
called upon to start some works at
once to give work to the unemployed.
Judge Valu brings word from the St.
Lawrence, below Saguenay, that most
of the lumbering establishments there
are closed this winter and that the
scattered population along the coast
who used ao eke out an existence be
tween fishing In summer and hunting
and lumbering In winter, are reduced
to the last extremity. He fears that
there will be many deaths from starva
tion. EXCHANGE CLUB HOP.
lloncsdulc's Swell Social Organization En
tertains Numerous (iuests.
Special to tho S ranton Tribune.
Honesdale, Dec. 28. The Exchange
club dance held this evening was a
brilliant affair, eclipsing all pre
vious efforts of the club. The spacious
armory of Company K was tastefully
decorated In holly, evergreen and bunt
ing, the latter being in the club's colors,
purple and gold. Bauer's orchestra fur
nished tho music. Elegant refreshments
were served, and everything tending
toward an enjoyable time was looked
after by the members of the club. The
patronesses were: Mrs. T. B. Clark,
Mrs. J. D. Weston, Mrs. O. S. Purdy,
Mrs. A. T. Searle, Mrs. H. T. Dolmetseh,
Mrs. W. F. Suydam, Mrs. J. W. Lam
bert, Mrs. J. J. O'Connell, Mrs. H. T.
Menner, Mrs. O. W. Lane and Mrs. L.
J. Dorfllnger. The reception committee
was: T. . Clark, C. E. Foster, J. D.
Weston, T. M. Fuller, T. Frank Ham.
F. C. Farnham and II. Z. Russell.
Among the guests from out of town
were: John Torrey, Brooklyn; A. O.
Hunt, Scranton; J. Dlossen, Paterson,
N. J.; Miss Sloane, New York; E. Hall,
Scranton; Ross Paterson, Carbondale;
Theodore Connell, Ezra II. Connell, Dr.
K. W. Green, Miss Mason, Miss Kellam,
Miss Charlesworth, Miss Phelps, John
II. Blackwood, Mark Edgar, Scranton;
Miss Watt, Carbondale; Mr. Gllmore,
E. Neuman, Scranton; Miss Bell, Mr.
Saddler, Carbondale; Mr. Blandln,
Scranton; Miss Nason, Salt Lake City;
Miss Howe, A. Monies, Green Ridge:
H. Atkinson, Hawley; Miss Farnham,
Scranton; Miss Ayars, Wllkes-Barre;
Leon Knapp, Olyphant; Mr. Hamilton,
Carbondale: Florence Bunnell. Port
Jervls.
For a Military Park.
By tho United Press. -
Wimhlnirton. Dec. 28. The president has
mmroved an act to establish a national
military park at the battlefield of Bhlloh
similar to those at Ucttysimrg ami i nu-K
amauga, carrying an appropriation of $7fv
000 for the purpose of securing the nec
essary land und for making improve
ments. Funeral Party All Right.
T!v thn United Press.
Atlantic City, N. J., Dec. 2S.-The fu
neral party which met with such an ex
eltliie- accident on tho meadows yester
day, oreompanled the remains of Hona
Stein to the burial place at juny s jjinn
Inn bv train today, none of them suffer
ing tho least III effects from their expos
ure and adventure.
Sonic (iold Still Kcmnlns.
Bv the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 28. The stated treas
ury balance toduy is Jiri2.408.5Ul, of which
$88,299,i38 Is In gold, a ueeuno since yesiui
day of nearly $700,000.
WEATHER REPORT.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fnlr; warm
er; high northwesterly winds tonight, bo
coming southwesterly.
INLETS
' SPECIAL SALE OF
MUSLIN
To make room for Spring
Stock.
Wc arc now selling a lot of
slightly soiled jroods at prices
to close tliem out
quickly.
S,
SET COVERS.
-ALSO-
A special job lot of ChildrenV
Fine White Aprons at
about naif price.
FIN LEY'S
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
H. A. KINGSBURY
agent roa
THE VERY BEST.
313 SPRUCE ST., SCRANTON, PA.
FOR A NEW YEAR PRESENT
lor your boy get him a pair of
Storm King Hoots or a pair of
Shoes that will stand all sorts of
sport and protect the boy's health.
LEWIS, REILLY & DAVIS,
Wholsale and Retail.
STORE OPEN EVENINGS.
oliday Goods
Our doors are open to every
lover of the beautiful, and we
welcome all to see and enjoy
the largest display of Holiday
Goods that was ever put oil
exhibition in this city.
Take a
Look nt the Diamonds
in Our Window
Can show
more inside.
you many
W, J. WE1GHEL,
408 SPRUCE STREET.
NEAR DIME BANK.
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