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SCIiAXTON'l'A., 31 ON DAY MOIiXIXCi, JAXL'AUY 28, 18'Jo.
TWO CENTS A COPY,
HASTINGS JSNQT HASTY
In Selection of His .Military Associ
ates the Governor Is Deliberate.
TO ABOLISH STOKE OKDEKS
A Hill Imposing a Tux I pon Checks. Or
itur!!, Pass Hooks-, l ie, lias Dcen In
dorsed by the 'Tabor Combine."
Epcrial to the Scraiilon Tribune.
llarrisbur,:. Jan. ST. ;.vernor Hast
ings is making haste si vvly !n tin- se
lection of his MalT. The pressure f or
place in Ids military family is so great
that whin the s I, etimis art- announced
thiy will !;!; 'y cause much surprise
and wonj-r. tu fay nothing of the elis
appoiiU:ii".'its and ht-ai iburnings. For
fix wi- ks mt.-ii speculation lias been
indu'.g- 1 In in to Ihf probable? s 'lec
tions, bul nothing definite Is known,
except tl.at Henry Hall, the bright an 1
versatile l-gi.- iativ- cui : -1 rr t of
the Pittsb-..rg Times, is to be an aiil-.
At th- c bj-t . f the ca'uii:'". tu et'ns n
Tuesday last St was iti i.iy an
nounced that the 1- ading oilier. and
6 few ald'S h id bell chosen and that
mi one r would be issued the text day
fi jin the h ii'Jquartcr.s of the N iUoik.1
'JuanJ. 'formally a.iin.'.in?lt:g the ap
pointments. Tl.e older w.,s prepared
placed by A lj
printer aril was ac-alt !
n type wli- l; it was with l'M'.vn
it.mt : n ra! ilreeninti.l by !:-
rv'ii..ii i.r tii.' n .r.
Th" !i.i!!!!'U'."Tis . .f a ininib-r "f p r
po.'.s f.ir ..Me will '!- . I't to ."'-nale "M
Tuesdjy and !t is thought th.. ilt v.'ill
Inciud' several ;-t:ilf otti -.rs. Wh.le it
he nut known eui-id- otiici-il circles who
has b- en y,. -ete.i f .issis'.-mt a ljutant
een ..'!-.! 1 the c- n-.'a! itnpr' ssi n is tliat
the p. rr-.u e'le-s n f..r this pia
V a persona! ftl.-nd of lie- go
ellhough it is i n -toiirii y t
cdjutant K"ii.TI t.. s. b'.-t !ii
fiinei.il St' wart has w.iv.- l the
h'vwr. an I thus k;
III" K- V
Ftery w:i rir
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m-ml' r i. f i ;
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a P' .n il ;'i i"i' i f ' I
liod lieen rli't 1 f
p-n'-r : !. Th in a a
e!!irm e;- d- ny til's
th y d-i !ar it i- iir
f..i. ii' I Spar.s'.-r w.il
;..'.- t:i : llastii'.K.".
cpja ; r-niast'-r
i-.h.'.-lty r- fi-sd t.
of the staff.
The ((thcr Staff Anpnintmcnrs.
r.dunc! Warrell, cf i!i" Taird n-iri- j
m-nt. v.-as tin-u.-rht t have bc-.n it- d i
1c li:-n--ter K-neral, ii'ii M-i i'lv -r-t-tt
Warren, a'. ST.ar,t..n. for Jnli!" ad- -.orit"
(f'-neva!. Th'-r- U no d'.u'ut tiiat
CoWm 1 Warn il w .uM jrarlly a-'''-'t i
if tend --red th!: pia"". but it is f til be j
wKl not be appoint .1. M ij.-r W arr- w
can have the Jmlc- ad.i.eate i" iier.il-. i
f.aiD for th arkinir, liut it Is un br- ,
rt"X.l h-re that he do.---n't win! it and
1s not lik' ly to be appointed to a posi
tion f' : v.al' h he has no likir-'.
Tr. J. K. I'atnrs..n. of lMillad"ldiia.
was in the city the j,at w-'-k to lay
la-fore th Kovernor his l;:!ris for th-.-appointment
of ijuarantine physii-ian nt
I'liilaiielpliia. The doetor has be. n
ttrf'nfly indorsed, y.'t bis r-lianees ,,f
ippolntmeni ai- not v.-ry proml'ir-..
jovernor Hastings is v-ry f'-nd of the
jH'iinibcnt, Ur. 11-nry f". I --i n lutr. a
yMin.'ldiysieian appointed by his preilo
nsvor, and hn.s l"ciil"d to re-appoint
To Ahdi-h Store Orjcrs.
A bill InPiided to wipe o at ;t"re
on'.ers has been ( ndors -ii by tlif "labor
combine" in the legislature. It im
poses a tax of P) p"r cent, upon th
face vahi" .,f nil order.", checks, divi
dends, coupons, passbooks or other
paper renr "entinir wap'-s und l.-sue j
ly nny person, linn, partnership, cor
fioration or association enraifd In prac
tically any kind of business -xi"-pt
inerchandisitiir and aKrlciilture, which
havf not been redeemed In lawful
money of .the fills m! Stabs withoi
(thirty days from the issuing then of.
All p.-rsons. linns, etc., lsKiiing sucli
oi'lers or other paper are required to
report the full amount to .th" iiudl'or
general for taxation on or before loc.
1 of cadi year, and fail nr.- to do so Is
punishable by a fine nf LT. per cent, on
their face value. 15 per cent, of which
shall (to to the Informer.
If lmn.ed the tax would purely Toot
out the store-order evil as elT'-ctiially
s tlm II per cent, tax on state b.mk
Iksucs did nway with wiblcat money.
Tie; objection to It Is that those IssuInK
1he order would, In reality, make the
employes pay the tax nnd thus Int. n
nify tlie present evils of the store-order
Additional Judicial Kislricts.
The Judicial tipportlontnent question
Ik attain lufore the legislature. Hills
providing for additional law Judges in
W'ashincton anil Westmoreland roun
itles have already been put thrown tlu
house ond will be read tin- first time In
the nenate when It re-convenes tomor
row cvciilni;. Then- are also on the
calendar bills, whli-h will come up 'bin
week In the regular order, creating cir
cuit courts of npp 'iils, providing for an
diUtional law Judge In Delaware coun
ty eres'tlng separate orphans' coucls In
Lantasler ami Schuylkill counties, le
tachlnff Jefferson county from Clarion
and making It a sep uat" Judicial f!s
trtct, providing "r :iie retirement on
fuillpa.yiifJui!gc!'w-,i"li.'ivesiTvel a cer
tain term und rcuched the age of seven
ty. The only Judges whom the last
measure affects are Judges Hare, Alll
on ami Kinletter, of Philadelphia. All
these measures are well under way and
are llk"ly to go through without much
There have been few sessions of the
leBlr.laturi. ninre the passago of the
pnsent Judical apportionment at
which ndJUIoiial law Judges have not
been grunted to one or more districts.
There are now eighty-live common
pleas and eight orphans' court Judge"!
In Pennsylvania, riilladelphiii has II
common pleas and 4 orphans' court
Judges; Allegheny, ' common pleas und
2 orphans' court; Luzerne, 3 common
pleas anil 1 orphans' court; llcrks, 2
common pleas and 1 orphans' court;
flehuylklll ami Lackawanna, it common
plea each, while Dauphin, Lancaster.
Northampton, Chester, York nnd Mont
ffomery and the combined districts of
each two Judges. There ure thlrty-Hlx
districts with a single Judge each.
There are neven Justices 0f the u
prem court ami llfty-flve assuclule
Judges, a total of 100 Judges learned in
the law and lifry-llve not learned In the
law fur live unJ a half millions people.
Kngland, Scotland and Ireland com
bined, with a population six times as
large, have not nearly so many, al
though much of Die commercial busi
ness in these counties Is disposed of be
fore pttty sessional courts presided
over by justices of the peace fur the
I or mi Agricultural Hcpartinent.
An Important bill will be Introduced
In the house this week which has for its
purpose the organization of a Depart
ment of Agriculture, the chief of which
shall be known us the secretary of
agriculture and be a member of the
gubernatorial cabinet. The idea is i
gijup the various bureaus of Dairy and
food Commissioner, Lluard of Agricul
ture, forestry Commissioner, Zoology.
Weather Service and State Veterinar
ian under one head. Those who fdvor
the mea.-iure say the consolidation of
th ae various boards and commission
ers in one department will effect better
r--sul;s and cost the sta.te little more
than the present scattered system. As
nearly as possible the department will
lie organized on the lines of the similar
department a.t Washington. It is be-li'-Ve-l
(Jovernor Hastings Is in sym
pathy with tile purpose or the bill as
indicated by s.mie remarks in his in
DOTH OK M. K (ilKIiS.
Unssia's prime Minister Posses Away lit
St. I cter-.bur His Part In Preserving i
the Peace of I ui ope. I
Uy the i'lliteil press.
Si. Petersburg. Jan. 2T. M. de (ilers.
minister of foreign al'airs. Is d-ad.
M. d" tiiers died of inllammation of
the lungs complicated by neuralgia
the heart. Tiie funeral will take place
on Wednesday. j
M. De liiers had ample training f ir the ;
important post which his death has Juvt i
r. n-'-r.- i va.-an:. for from I, Is eighteenth i
y.ar h- bad b - n empluy-d In the inrei:;ii j
s-'i-vi -,. of i he If.i; sl.in empire iiiid had j
. rv. d his king lor nearly tlfty-foiir years '
us ambassador and mir.i.-t ! of Hat . i
Ni.-aoli:- K'arloviteh lie ibers was 1 r.
on May :-., l': . au father, C-irl I .
lii IS. was it Svv.-.ie. lie liiers was e l l-
.-a'. l ai the Imp' rial l.y.t aia sit '!".- 't---ku.-V
Jo. where he took ih- utiiie ,
i-oar.-e, ;J. l 1VJ,, ..filer,.,! the A-il'te' de- ,
iai '.iie-at i,'' i. e ministry of af
fairs. In Ml In- was att.e he. tu th" It is- ;
slan I'on-iil.ite !n i!.,!.;avi.i. v.-e re he ;
S'-rv-il i . i r some ;. . ar-. In -ti he atteii'l. 1 !
lieie ral Liie l-rs in the Hungarian cam-
paittn .s lilpliimatir ndviser. and was ap- I
I 'ii.:-!. .': s a l'e.vard j..r t.i.s servie.-.-;.
a-t i i.ei:i"!l!or, ret elvlnt' ihe order of Si.
S;.i!ii?l:is of the fourth I;..- -.
Tnereaft r he was in Heii'-nry fur tvo
years; in 1 hi. went to Cur.. -1.111111, op!" ; s !
chief S'l-ietary of tl.e embassy, and !
tle nen. aiP-r three years, he was S' r.t to 1
Koamuiiia as chief chancellor to Ih" com- j
mis.-.i.ry..leii!j,r;i ntlary of Wallaehia und
.Moldavia, lb; w.-ls a .special a-'ent of the,
ministry pf foreign affairs during the ;
1 !,mcnn war. In a.ii he heoaiiie consul
geaieriil in ll';y't. and In iv.q returned. In
the si'.wt eapueliy to Moldavlii and Wal-la.-hla.
Ther.j he remained, live years. In IsC ha
was ma le amliassador to the shah, receiv
ing at the sane- time the order of St. Anne
of the Ilr it class. During his si:; years'
service in Teheran, h" did much 10 j
strengthen the friendship between itup.Va 1
and i'i.r;-!a. In y'. receiving 11 still
hi -her order of chivalry from the em
peror, he . as sent to Switzerland as min
ister; and in h" went to SwcVn in the
same rapacity, rind if ived the t vo-v.-s
of the highest orders of chivalry to which
a Kussiaii subject can aspire, those nf the
orders of the White Ilagle and St. Ale;:- !
ajid'-r N.-vsky. !
He attended the king of Sweden wh' n t
that monarch visited isuss'a in is;:,, and j
In December of that year was appointed
senator, assistant to Prince fioriehalioff ,
in the minis! ry of foreign affairs, and
chief of Ih" Asiatic department. In tills j
kilter position he renvsciiti d itassin in
the continual controversies between lirit I
pritaln and Ihe czar over ( i-nual Asi-in :
matters. While preserving the outward
forms of peace, he never allowed fin r.t ,
itritain to gain an advantage, hut steadily '
pushed P.iisliin ires.iee .'iislward. In
PT'I he acti-'i ,-is minn-ter of foreign affcars !
while Prince (Sur'ehakoff was absent, rind '
did so again In 1s77. In lTS he racllcally !
siiecc'.ii, 'i 1 ;rirtctiaKoir in liie ministry,
though he did not obtain the tit if of for
eign minister until the prime's resigna
tion in .March, I'M.'.
His ibplomioy alone prevented a war
with Cueat I'.rlliiln in IKK I, win n Itnsslan
troops actually atliu kd an Afghan force
at I'. njdeh, almost under the eyes of the
IliV.tlsh boiiuduiy commissioners. .More
recently he has been occupied with help
ing lo preserve the ea.re of Huropc. and
at Iho same time strengthening Hassle's
hold over Turkey and In Asia. Never dis
heartened by a defeat he had few defeat
iiulte as much us his predecessor and
preceptor, Prince f iortchakoff, did he
abide by the former's famous saying:
"Itiissla doi-s not sulk, she meditates."
In IK'Ji 11. De filers made a Journey to
Paris to nee his granddaughter, of whom
he was very fond; such, lit least, was the
rciissin given for a man of 71! years trav
eling hifndreds of miles In winter. It
was not generally believer! that his affec
tion wits nolle so strong as that reason
would Indicate. It has been repeatedly
iist;ert."l that ihe understanding between
Prance mi l Itiissla, was due largely to ,M.
It was while on his way to vlrlt his sick
daughter at .Moiitreux, 111 November, Ph::,
that AI. He liiers met Illsinan k lit Danl
zle and I'riedrlchsriili, which meeting wan
followed bv the withdrawn! of the Itim-
1 shin troops from the Austrian frontier
and by Ihe meeting of the three emperor,
(spoken of ubove. II. He liiers wus mar
' rl' d to the Princess Ciintucuzetie, a niece
I ... .-,.rt,.i.L,.fr
Stole neopntru'v Jewelry.
Ily the I'lilted Press.
i'hlr iigo. Jan. 1:7.- The l'ld Columbian
museum lit .liickson Park, yesterday was
lohlicd of llgypllnn gold nei klaces valued
ul ir.,ml. Two men lire locked up charged
with being tint thieves. The neeklueua
were of very rare design.
If. Jules fluesile, Socialist leader In thu
chamber of deputies, Is seriously III.
M. Treinoiilel, ex-prefect of Corsica, has
been nneiUid on u i harge of enibcz.le
nient. The Irish parliamentary purty reerdved
li:i.,'si in conlrlbiitlous from thu I'ui'.ed
States iliii lng IMll.
I'rlnce Alfred, only son nf Iho Duke of
Huxo-Cnbiir g-IJothii, Is betrothed to the
Duchess 1-liBii of Wurtemberg.
The Hurl of Aberdcn hus been madi- a
vice president of Ihe ulitl-itainbllng leagao
of Mngliiiid, at his exiuess wish.
Kmpiror Wllllsm II has sent a wreath
for Lord Randolph Churchill's collln, and
a message nf condolence to his widow. 1
A the result of a violent quarrel he
tween Catholics and Socialists In the I lei -glum
chamber of deputies, the president
of thu body resigned,
A report that Mile, Lucie faure, daugh
ter of the president of France, Is be
trothed to M. pun! Deschnnel, member
of thu chuinlier of deputies, Is denied by
the president. .
STILL SIflSTHE CMS
rassenjiers on IJrooKlyn Trolley Lines
Huve Narrow Escapes.
STKIKEKS AKE YET HOl'EIl'L
liuilroud Officials, llonerer, Cluim That
'lhey dun Kim Their t ars to the
l ull Copncity-No l ines Op
erated After Haik.
Py the f nited Press.
P.tof klyn. Jan. 27. The city of
chun his had a comparatively quiet
day. The t roups were ready for any
gatherings of rioters that might be re
ported, but were not ordered out in nny
numbers. The Seventy-tirst regiment,
which -had live companies at the lier
gcli strc't stabi.-s. was moved to the
Twenty-tiiii d r. ginn-nt armory last
night. The Tliiit-enth l-'giment was
also h. Id in its armory all night. Tin's;
two regiments and Troop A were under
waiting ordi rs in the exp'.-ctation of
trouble in il-iv.-'i ',,!i,t tod.iy. The day
iKii.-d qiti.-t in Father (I'llire'H baili
wick an I th- ir.'i.p.i did not Invad.- the
section of ihe city wki.se citizens al
V mat' ly le-titioti the mayor for cars
and stone cars when they arrive.
In various outlaying places, as well
as on many 'built up streets, wire cut
ting an I stoic- throwing was indulged
l)i. ;:n ! ;i number f arrests were mad".
The 1 ii'vcii Point ears lost many panes
of glass, and the Cross Town cars Were
not run to South Dr.. , klyn and the
l-lrie Ha-'in district. A car ..f tile Ham
ilton Av. ill!.' line was stoned at Ham
ilton aveiiii" and Mill street at L'.IHJ p. m.
A plice of brick came through tile win
dow an.f narrowly missed 11 young
lady's le-ad. She screamed and ran mil .
on tin; platform of the car. line of the (
two poilei men on the car got off and ,
gaz"dat tie-sky. as though liecxpiT'ted a j
meteoric fail of stones and bricks. The i
cjriducti.r pointed to two men running
a cross a vacant lot and said: "There j
th, y go." Th" police-man made no ut- j
t. nipt to fellow them, but returned lo 1
his st on tin- rear platform. The car
v . nt oil without further trouble.
Tie- Inst car from Fifty-eighth site t
to Foil Hamilton w; started at :; p. m.
It g"i as far as Sixty-eighth .street.
h-Te lie' tr.r-k was f mnd to be'
bb.i k.id" I. Til-re w..s a gang waiting
f .! th" car. It was stoned and the
moil ".man nnd endu-tor hit. Another
en j 1 ntta-'k' d tii.- car a: Ni::.ty-!
c'r'lith sire.-t. A g 'ng of mounted po
lice charg. 1 th- ci d nnd scattered it.
The guardsni"!! of the S -coinl brigade
an- fixing f,r ; long stay. Their quar
ters in the various car houses have been
changed from the lower floors to the
Strikers Advocate Moderation. j
Tin- strikers ure quiet and peaceful
and iidvoeate moderation in all cases. 1
A number of non-union mr :: nrrlve-d tit
the Halsey ptri-.-t rb'pi.t last night and j
are being Instructed now to handle the ,
Th" strikers do not congregate In
crowds and the men are keeping well j
within bounds. Th- consensus of opin- :
Ion among them Is that a linn front and j
a steadfast position on their part will ,
win the light. j
Olllcials of the railway companies j
claim th-'t Ih" 111' 11 lire beat-n and
tli.it they can run their cars to th" full
capacity Willi the m -n they have. j
A conference was held at brigade 1
headquarters this afternoon, said to .
have b"i-n called for the purpose of;
eon."iib riiig the advisability of s. ndln..'
back to their b..ni"S a pari of the troops
.f the First brigade What the result ,
of th" conference was could not be 1
A mass nu i-ting of citizens, called In
fn" lnti-r : t of the striking employes of
the trolley roads, was hold at th"
Athenaeum this afternoon. Hniiy;
ieorge. Congressman Jerry Simpson ;
and .b.s ph I., liuclianan were the
speakers. !!"d hot language was in
dulged In, and resolutions calling upon j
the uttorney general to take action
against the railroad companies were
No attempt was made tonight to keep
cars running until midnight. The va
rious lines began to edos- down at 7
o'clock. Some we're run until ID o'clock
and then all cars were housed behind
the sentry line's which are thrown out
around the car houses.
lirooklyn Ii ad one of the driest Sun
days In 'its history today. The order
fent out from police lieadqua.rtiTS last
night was fairly well observed unJ
nearly all day saloons had both front
nnd side doors nlnS'-d. This undoubted
ly nlibd materially In giving tin city
a iiili't day. -The Cetftral Labor union
had a meeting tonight and decide el to
boycott all the liu-s opeiated by non
Tin strikers have a new m ve tn con
templation. Tiiey have tontiilted law
yers and have- lieclib d to h, gin suits
against the p.rooklyn Heights company
for e.iii week f piy for 1 ich of the I, two
men formerly in lie employ of that
road. Theey claim that the laws of this
rlate entitle them to one week's notice,
and eilalm that they wen locked out
without warning. They ulso propose to
begin action ngaliisl the e-, .niia.ny for
vli bit! ui e.f the ten hour law. There is
a JliMi penality for each offi use iignltist
thlslavv. Theyr.-iy till 1 1, Cull.. ftliiin will
being mils, 'and the company will be
niiih'ti d $ym.0'". Tin re Is also talk e.f
suits for damages against the trojle-y
cimipnnb'-f !' the hop kcoirers nnd
merediaiils whose- business has been se
riously affected during the past two
weeks by the .failure of the compuiiles
to run their cars n usuaJ.
A singular Accident.
There was a singular accident and a
sei ne of great excitement at Fast New
York at 8.111 tonight. A itrolb y car of
the Fulton street line was the prime
cause of the .trouble. The trolley pul.
became entangled with Ihe overhead
wire In some manner und 11 hIiowit of
pparks rained down on the roof of the
car, setillng It on fire. This was ulong
Hide the Alabama aveqnie cur house,
and within tin car Iioiiho was stationed
WendrU'B battery. A portion of the
Sixty-ninth Is also stutloned there as a
guard of the buttery .
Some of Ihe militiamen attempted to
pull 'the trolley pule dnvn and got
shocked. Others who Jumped on the
platform of the cur Jumped n(T again
and dfcl.ircd the car vviih alive with
ele-otrlclty. While this was going on
someone rang a lire alarm and a couple
of fire engines dashed up. Just us Iho
members of the battery run out of the
car house t lie engines, emitting showers
of sparks from their funnels and
dropping glowing embers on the street,
were driven straight ut the four cais
sons belonging to the battery, la these
were stored 1,000 pounds of powder, be
sides fuses, caps and shell.
The men of Wendell's battery ran
yelling like Indians at the firemen and
ordering them to stop, one f the en
gines was stopped b'ss than six feet
from a caisson. Showers of sparks fell
all around. The horses were seized by
the militiamen ami engine', horses and
all were dragged away in a hurry. Tiie
excitement was over in live minutes,
but it was Interne while it lasted. It Is
rumored that the Seventh regiment an 1
the Sixty-ninth battalion, and possibly
the Si vi nty-tlrst regiment, ure tu be or
dered home tomorrow.
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KAIL .MILL RLMOVLD.
Johnstovv n to I. nose the Steel Plant of the
i-'y the United Press.
Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 27. The John
son Steed Hall mill shut down in this
city tonight and tomorrow a large force
of men will be put to w.c.k tearing out
the machinery and loading it on ears
fur shipment to Lorain, o.. where the
is building a great Bierl rail I
plant. The vacated building will be
used for o;!n r puiposes at an early
date. The switch works, which are the
mo't .extensive of tiie Johnson com
pany plant h"te. will not be removed,
but In all probability considerably en
larged. The olllcials ;f the company say that
Johnstown's loss of tic rail mill will n t
b - felt, n.t the company will employ as
many. If 11 it inoie. 111. n in tiie future In
the other blanches of its industry.
SCOW'S I.0STJN TIIE GALE.
Twelve Purges Are Afloat Off the Jersey
Shores -One or Iwo Men uu Lucli of
Ily the I nlted Pics?.
New York. Jan
scows adrit't off
ashore, as the
. 27. Th' re are twelve
tills coast, or ilrivin
nsult of the terrible
i'h has bee-n raging
since 1 iily Saturday evening
the Jersey and Long b! m l shores.
Marly Saturday aft.-i noon th- tug
lloveiiior started for s a with tii- two
city dumping sows. They were heav
ily loail", with city ! fuse. When the
iovciiior started the wind was Just
beginning to kick up a 11.1 ly s.-,i oi'f th"
llo,,k. When about t"ii miles off shore
at a point nfl Kockaway th" ni'-n on th"
sc. ws wi-re si' nailed to dump. The
l"V. is w.-r thiown and the scows re
leased of their lu avy lo.-dr, r..s blah
ill Hi" wat-r, pr-sentini; j, Ki',,,tly in-ci-"USed
area of hull to the howling
gale which biilfet'd th"in abo'i: lik"
burn la. At H.2'1 p. in. tiie II:;.,. connect
ing th-' scows tu the lug pari-d and th"
light scows drifted rapidly before the
gale into the breakers on P.ockaway
shoals. Twice the crew of the fiover
nor tried to pass the drifting scows a
line, but the heavy s -a prevented th"m.
The cold was Int. use and Icy spray lb w
In cloudscl' Mr ov.r the tug smokestack;
her deeks. rails and decklious s were a
mass of ha and .th ; lines were virtually
huge Icicles and could not be handled
with any degree of facility.
The gale had become so strong that
the captain, fearing for th" sao-ty of;
his own crew, headed for Sandy Hook I
uud gained the shelter of tin- lower
bay at midnight. The dumping scows
an- all staunch and stand an excellent ,
chance eif weathering the gale even if I
they fhotild go ashore. Tin fo are two
men on i nch scow. Late this afternoon '
tugs wife sent to liravcseii'l bay to
save nil!- scows, which, with tic moor- ,
lug s"ovv to which they had le i n se- !
cmvil. brok" fr mi their anchorage 011
Saturday niirht and were driven h!.,'i i
nnd dr .- on Too- .,- Island "nl'-t. These
eco'.s were all loaded with refuse, and I
tie ie is a man on each one. I'p to a!
bit" hour tonight the tugs had not re
turned. iion-L cvsn i: m km:d.
Another I ire Caused by tlie l uce Curtain
nnd lias Jet.
Ily the fulled Frees.
New York, Jan, 27. A lire which
Ftart.d on 'the fourth floor of the Hotel
Catqlo, corner of One Hundred and
Third stri-ct end Amsterdam avenue, at
'J.'.'M o'clock tonight, caused a loss of
fully $ini),ooo. The lire originated in Ihe
suite of rooms occupied by Colin J.
Forbes, the well known antlst, and was
caused by a lace curtain blowing Into
a lighted gas jet.
Forty-three families, aggregating f.O
persons, lived In the hotel. When the
cry of fire rang through the halls 11
scene approaching 11 panic ensued
among the women and children. There
wus a stumped) for the elevator uud
stairways. All escaped In safety.
(HI SHI l ItV If KICK.
.Mr. und Mrs. I.lmer Zaue fatally Injured
hy 11 l ulling Willi.
Ily the f nlted Press.
Green Springs, o., Jan. 27. Yi'slerday
morning the Jiiyins block, on Center
street, a two-story brick partly finished,
was blown down by the heavy wind.
The falling walls I'liught Flmer Zan
and his wife, who were passing along
tin street, burying bolh In tin debris.
They were taken emt, .ine In a ilying
condition, nnd Mrs. Zane probably
fatally hurt, ..me lived hut a short
Ucdiietion to the Slxly fivo Cent Huto
V ill ( iiiisc Trouble nt Coscliocton, I).
Ily the J'lllteil Press.
Columbus. O., Jan. 2". A sieclal from
Coshomlon, ft., says: Notices have been
posted at all the railroad shipping coal
mini's In this county that on und after
Feb. II the' rate for mining will be G
cents per ton ubove the Hocking Valley
The locul rate has heretofore been 1"
ci'litu more than the Hocking Valley
rate. This . means a reduction from
the 75 cent rale to Ci,. It Is the geiierul
opinion a strike will be the result.
The New County flriuo.
Ily the Fulled Press,
lli'lli fontc, Pa., Jan. 27. !l"ircentativo
Wiimelsdoif, of Centre, will Introduce u
bill ill the legislature for Hip formation
of a new eeinnly out of the bituminous
t'oul district composed of piirtN of Centre,
Clearlli'ld und Blair, with I'hllllpsl.iirg uu
the county 111'ut. The proisiseel division
would make Clearfield ami Centra 11101 0
Democratic and the new county would be
Staliliinn Affray Which May Kcsult
in Death of Two Men.
0CCIKKS OX THE .MAIN STREET
Peter and Mlcuucl Judge .Met l ive Ital
ians Who Were Occupying the- nolo
Sidewalk -Tliey Made u Henuirk
und tlio Stubbing followed.
Special to the Suranton Tribune.
Pittston, Jan. 27. A street light that
may result in a double murder occurred
here at IOHii tonight. The wounded
men are 'Peter and Michael Judge,
brothers, and their condition at mid
night was such that the attending phy
sician was unable to say whether or
n.-t they will live.
The Judge brothers are residents of
Pittston and spent the evening with
their brolher-in-lai.v. John De Foe, who
resides at .Main and i.uigis streets, a
shoot distance from -the Junction.
I About lo. IS the young men prepared to
'"" "'"". "en a lew yarns
turn home, and wh
110111 i." 1'ii-s uejuse ine-y met nve
Italians, who were evidently .somewhat
under the Influence of liquor. They
were taking up tiie entire width of tin:
sidewalk, which led one or the Judge
boys to make a ilispar-'glng remark
concerning the conduct of the ltaliais.
This angered the sons of sunny Italy,
who attacked Peter Judge. ,
Michael dot 11 iiiin.
Michael saw it was useless to combat
the Infuriated Italians single handed
nnd rushed back to De Foe's house and
obtained a gun. In an Instant in; was
again at the scene nf the light
charged the contents of tin- w
uid ills- 1
apoti at ,
one i.r ,the Italians. Tile e-harge tore
away the man's coat collar, but in
flicted only superlii'ial injuries. I;n
mediately one e.f the Italians grabbed
the gun and wrested it from Michael.
I ::-nd In th" meantime knives were s -en
to flash und".- the glare of the I'l-otrlc
For about five minutes th- unequal
battle wag -.1 with g,-. a fm y until
sistance nnivd and the Italians we re
driven aw iv. T- Jul,.... !,,. w-.-re
tehm f..ii. id lying ,,n the slcle'walk in
po.'is of bloc 1. Th,.y were 'al ri"d back
to the ivsid-nc" i.r .e Ji, Foe and a
a doct ir summon.',!.
I lie Wounds Inflicted.
Ii found t!i.,t Petcp hn.i i;nife
v. .un 1 i,i th.- .,;, ;,i'.d another In the
Sid- about s -.cti ii. !,,.. which it.
risi:ired tweni;. -f.-v.-n stitches to close.
Via knife s'.Hp;.. I the n.-sh off the rib.
went cnnplt ly a:-, und it and rpliut
c.i d the bone. After making the Wound
th" knife had evidently I n tiinn-l
around. What injuries w.-iv intli"t'd
to the Internal e.igans tiie doctor was
; unable to determine.
I Michael Judge hns a wiunil eight
! Inch's long in the- side that was only
H-loced with great elitlicuity. He also
j his a vv und .01 th" load caused by a
; blow from the gun. jt Is not vt known
wiln tin r or not tin
Tin sufferer is in n
tloii. Hoth tin 11 are
a very precari nis e
Iniiin dial, ly aft r
f-P.'llc Loltus sue
f. 11 r of the live I tali
are kn.c.v 11 a .Ia:m
kull is fractur. d.
r. ported to be in
th- affray Ciii.-f-cd
d in arresting
Hans. Two 1 f th. m
s aa.l Frank Smith
and Ii.-iiie h
.lani.-s has be.
lights and ai
i". Th. y are bad 111.11.
a Implicate' 1 in nuine-rous
out two mouths ng he
o.valcd a sensation by going into tlie
ollie.' of Sup ilnt 'ml. nt ii'Iirii'ti at tie
Twin i-haft and attempting to kill him.
Aft. : lo, king th four prisoners in tic
station house Cbb r Loflus started In
piir-niit ..f the man w ho .scape-d. Til
stabbing has cti at. . the most Intense
m.Azi: at 1 )ki:st city.
Tlie Lively Town Niirrovvlv I. sea pes Des
truction from l ire.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Forest, City, Pa., Jan. 27. lioglnnlng
Friday evening about lO.l'.O o'clock a
snow storm of unusual violence started
with 11 strong wind blowing eastward.
About 2.1") Saturday morning when the
eh'iiieiits were raging in nil their fury
the sleeping deiiize-iis of this borough
Were aroused from thedr slumbers by
the ringing of the Methodist Kpiseopal
I'hinvh bell and the tooling of the steam
whistles, which meant that n (Ire had
started in some part of the town. The
lire was locatiil In a tenement house be
longing to Peter Oiillesplo llllil occupied
by William Nolan, situated on the east
side of Hallioad street a little north of
J.ru ml iivi-iiue. The Hillside Fire com
pany and the Knterprlso Hose company
responded quickly. Tin Hillside at
tached their hose on the hydrant tit the
"muli barn." and soon had 11 stream
of water on the burning building. The
lintel-prise tire laddies experienced a
little dilllciilty in getting a stream of
The building burned rapidly nnd Is
rulni'd. The lire oilglnated. it Is
tboiitht, from the stove. Mr. Nolan
had no time lo remove nny of the
household goods, ami a little blind sou
"If his lost $1.0 which he bad saved tow
ard having an operation performed
on his eyes. Mr. Nol in carried an In
surance which will about half cover his
loss. Mr. lilllesple iib'o Aarrlod some
insurance. Luckily the holise was not
In close proximity to any others, and
Oils ri b ibly averted what otherwise,
with the high wind prevailed, might
have proved a disastrous coiillugratoti.
Six IhoiisnuJ Men W ill Continue to Work
ut Salem, O,
Uy the fulled i'rers.
Columbus, o., Jan. 27. Secretary
Hlshop, of the slate board of nihil ra
tion, has been notilled that .the lockout
nt the nail mill ut Salem, I)., was com
promised yesterday und Hie men will
return to work tomorrow. The men
had refused a 20 pel- cent, reduction,
und Were consequently locked out.
The settlement nffe-cts the mills at
New Castle, Flndlay and Salem, In nil
employing over C.iioo men,
SESSIONS AT TYRONE.
Annual Meeting of Central Pennsylvania
Ily the V nlted Press.
Tyrone, Pa., Jan. 27. M In borate pre
parations fire ftlrenely being made by
the pnetor, Itev. II. II. Ollbert, und the
congregation of ithe Flint church, Ty
rone, for .the Annual csslons of the
Central Pennsylvania MethodlM Fp's
conpal cxinference, which will conveno
In this pluce 011 Murch 18 and continue
one week. This conference grown In
Importance and strenrth with each
successive year. It embraces almost
one third the territory of the entire
state and Is comparatively as large In
every otheq way.
In this ti'i ritory there are 218 appoint
ments, divided Into live divisions, us
follows: Altoona district, 4S appoint
ments: Danville district, 47: Ilarrls
burg, 40; Juniata, HI, and Willlunisport
According to the reports presi'nted n
year ago the Altoona district is In the
lead of membership, it having 12.201
full members; Danville comes next with
10,1.27; llariisburg, 10.r,o5; Junlaita. 9,'ds;
and Wllllamsport, 8.0111, a total of 51.S72
members, an Increase over the preced
ing year of 47f. The increase will be
even larger this year.
The sessions of the Central Pennsyl
vania conference this year, and not
only the C Vntral Pe nnsylvania, but tiie
Philadelphia, Pittsburg und Krie con
ferene.'es, will be presided over by
liishop John P. Newman, D. D., LL. D.,
of Omaha, Neb.
POPE'S EN( V(1I( AL LETTER.
Communication to the American bishops
of the Human Catholic Church - Churltr.
Hy the I'lilted Press.
London, Jan. 27. The Standard will
print tomorrow a summury of the
Pope's encycllcul letter to the American
bishops. The letter opens with the
words, Longlnqua 1 iceunl Spatia. It re
calls the fact that the pope assoi-lated
himself with the celebration of the four
hundredth anniversary of the dlscov-e-ry
of America, the evangelization of
which was the llrst care of Columbus
and was realized by the Franciscan and
Dominican monks und Jesuit fathers.
Ati"!- pointing out that the llrst
Catholic bishop in America was a great I
friend of Co'orgo Washington. His lloll- j
in ss shows how the Kpiseopal councils,
al i 'd by the breadth of view and e quity i
of American laws, assured the develop, j
ment of Catholic institutions In Amerl- j
ca. It was to contribute sji more of j
this development that tlio ,,p... had
f urn -led tiie fnivcrsity of Washington. '
for It was of imp . .-t ine,, that Caticiics
.hould be In th- from rank of .-duca-
tion in the se-ie nces even the mod- rn
s-1. n-es, prov ided that th-y were h.ir- j
m,.ii;oiis with the integrity of the faith.
To tills end His Holiness exhorts all
Catholics to do all In their power to
encourage the progress of the f nlver-i-ity
in Washington as well as the North
American co..,. in p,,,uic. As regard
tiie apost,,lie delegation to th- church
in the f nited State's the pope says it
was instituvd with .1 view to drawing
morn clos-'ly together th" bonds be
tween the Catholics of Ant-rica and the
.I.',. -powers oMh.dX.
iii'ss urges th-American Kpiseopalo to,
put nn end to ftrlfe nnd to Instill the
idea of tin unity und perpetuity of
marriage among the faithful and to In
culcate- among the people the civil and
1 tie pope calls upon bishops to turn
aside tlie wotklnginen's associations !
from law breaking and violence. He j
urge. them to t:ti li iii",vspnpef men tc
respect religion and truth and to re- :
prove those journals which puss Judg- 1
moot upon llpiscop.il nets; Dually, to
turn tin- Protestants to Catholicism by j
charity, by instruction in the doctrine
of the C'l'lioilc church and by bailing1
exemplary lives. i
In conclusion His Holiness re'com- 1
tin nils the sending of missionaries to
H.i: Ct TTIIRS IN l'KKIL.
I our. Men Carried Out in l.uke liric on a
I lie of lcc.
ily till- f lilted I'll :-s,
Leamington, Out.. Jan. 27. In the
storm Friday night four men, while at
work cutting Ice mi Lake Kile, were
carried out in th" lake. The ice on
which tlu-y stood with a team of horses
suddenly cr.u k. d and the wind rapidly
blew 1L out toward nildlake. Tin' ll.iv
cracked uud hugh pieces broke off until
only i'ii. nigh for the men and horses to
stand on was left.
Then throe iin-n volunteered to man a
(mair boat and put off. Alter three
hours' hard wotk they rea-hed the
llo and took olT the men, but h id to
leave the horses. In a few mimitt s tlie
Ice broke and the horse were drow ned.
Loss Is .vJ.MHHl fireman
Py the fulled Prciis.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 27. Karly this
morning tlie Wilklnbnrg Presbyterian
church was completely destroyed by
1 lire. The loss Is $25,000, with an Insur
ance or $17,000.
Fireman Keenan. of the Voluntary
Fire department, was so badly frozen
that his condition Is serious. The lire
was caused from un overheute'd furnace,
A larger and llii.-r eillllee will be creeled
sieil Mills Kenuine.
Ily the I'lilted Pu ss.
llariisburg, Jan. 27. The billet mill cf
tin- Pennsylvania Stce-1 works, which has
been Idle for (he past seven w cells, will
lesiiine on Tuesday niorn'ng, giving em
ployment to lib out lixi men. No. 2 blast
funiiiee will be blown In this week, em
ploying about sixty men. It is 1 In- larg
est furnace nt tlio steel works, having a
capacity of 2e0 tuna a day.
I limber business Declining,,
liy the I'lilted Press.
llellefonle. Pa., Jan. 27--ln Cli arlltl.l nnd
Ce-ntre coiiiilii'S tills year there has been
11 fulling off of over T.i per cent. Ill the cut
ting uud rafting of lumber and over half
nf the mills have burn closed. The hard
tltiies ami small demand us well u the
uliiiruige of timber ure some of thu cuuaei
Two Children Perish.
Ily the f nlted Press.
Columbus, O., Jan. 27. The residence of
Thomas Williams, Hem- Homer, wus to
tally destroyed by lire this evening. Ills
Iwo children perlshi'd In the llilllies. Mrs.
Williams Is likely to lose her mind over
the terrible occurrence.
- - - - - - -
l ire Inn Presbytciiuu Church.
Ily tlie t'nllcd Press,
Wllllamsport, Pa., Jan. !7. The Seeond
Pi'i-sbyterlan church of this city was bad
ly iliiniiiKed by lire this nfiernnun, origi
nating from nn overhcuto.1 furnace. Thu
loss will be from jr., mo to $15,000, fully cov
ered by Insurance',
For eastorn Pcniifylvanlu,
We will have open our
Aud the largest stock we
have ever shown. The
character of the line of
these goods we carry is so
well kuowu that it is
Needless for Us
To Specify Styles,
But Merely Say
WE HAVE THE
VERY LATEST NOYELTIES
AND SPECIAL DESIGNS
And the entire stock at
Tlie New Tariff Prices.
and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
II. A. KINGSBURY
THE VERY BEST.
313 SPRUCE ST., SCRANTON, PA.
REILLY & DAYIES.
- l . Jri
H II SLUM'S
VHllWI Iff VUlllbllbll A U W V
tsT Kj-V ,
The boys and girls must
have the best Leather
and Rubber Shoes.
We have them. They
don't cost much, either.
pp.iiiY h mm
lllJilJUl 1A VllllWj
Closed Evenings Except Saturday,
Is doing the business.
And the population of Scran
ton know where to go for
popular goqds at
W, J. WEICHEL,
408 SPRUCE STREET.
NEAR DIME BAN