The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 08, 1895, Image 1

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State of the Elements Reminiscent of
the Storm of ISSS.
Zero Weather in Tennessee HlinJlns
Sno Storms Mloek liuilwuy and
Street Car Travel About
the Country. '
y the t'nltcd Tress.
WashliiBton. Fi-b. 7. WasWnston cx
jiciitMicea a hotivy snow storm today
with sporadic Rusts of wind reminis
cent of the blizzard of 1SSS. This moru
Iiik the thermometer registered 5 de
Erees and there was a slight raise dur
ing the day. The weather bureau pie
diets a fall to 5 degrees below zero by
tomorrow morning, and that the snow
will continue. The l'otomuc is frozen
and predictions are made that the I.imis
Bridge. Washington's direct railway
connection with the South, will be car
ried away. The district commissIomTS
vlll ask congress to appropriate $,"',000
to clear the river of ice.
AY likes- Harre. Feb. 7. A snow storm,
accompanied by a heavy wind, set in
through this valley today, and by S
o'clock the fall was about five inches
deep. The snow was tine and Hunt, and
drifted badly. The entire system of
the W'ilkes-LIarre and Wyoming Vulloy
Traction company is snowed in. and
cars ceased running at B o'clock. It
.ill take two or three days to raise the. on all the Hues. The rail-
jjbMs are havlinr some trouble with
"flfiftinsr snow on the Wllkea-Fiarre
mountains, but trains are nearly on
time. The temperature stood at about
4 above zero throughout the valley to
day. At S o'clock it Is still snowins
with no signs of letting up.
Snow in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Feb. 7. Ttie blizzard
that has been prevailing throughout
the western states struck Philadelphia
and the eastern section of lVnnsylvi
li'u this afternoon, and tonight it is
Bnowlr.g furious' over the entire east
ern part of the stat. Tho highest tein
ri rature attained today was 11 abov
zero and at 0 o'clock tonight it had
fallen two degrees. Through transpor
tation from th" west is delayed from
one to three hours, and the delay is
growing worse as the night advances.
The local weather bureau predicts that
the blizzard prevailing will cease el tier
some time tonisht or during totiorrcw
morning, and that by night this section
of the state will feel the cold v ivv that
is advineing from thj west and th.'
temperature '1 fall to zero and below
again. The sftiU-m Is also raging in
Dalav.-nre and South Jersey and along
tflie J-Tftiw coast.
Thicigo, Feb. 7. The ice in the lake
lietwe"ti shore and the water works
rtrib off Sixty-e'.gtht street is so solid
that the city tugs were unable to r.-eieh
that point today. The telephone cable
through the water net has broken anl
there Is no way to communicate wi'.'i
the men in the crib. It is said the
crib men have plenty of Hour and salt
r.ieat. '
JetTersonville., Ind, Feb. 7. Ice in
the Ohio was stopped, forming a gorge
sixty miles long. Two million bushels
of coal are in danger of being sunk,
the minute the gorge moves. The tem
perature is 8 degrees below zero. The
river at this point is an almost solid
cake of ice, over a foot thick and rapid
ly forming. There is no great suffering
among the poor here.
IiliarJs in the Southwest.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 7. Blizzard
weather urevailed throughout almost
the entire south and southwest today.
At Richmond, Va snow has been
falling since yesterday evening; at At
(lanta, Ga., the temperature has fallen
from 4n to 6, with a blinding snow
storm; at St. Joseph, -Mo.t the thermo
meter was IS below, the lowest record
for the winter; at Mexico, Mo., the
roads are Impassible with drifted snow
and the thermometer is 4 below; Hun
tington, V. Va., experienced the coldest
(lay in that region for twenty years,
and tonight It is 10 below, with snow
a foot deep; at Birmingham, Ala., the
thermometer 19 10 bnlow, with a furi
ous gale blowing; at Mlddlboro, Ky.,
the wind tonight Is blowing forty-five
m les an hour, with a fine snow failing.
Milwaukee, Feb. 7. Altogether, there
Is now eighteen inches of mr.w on the
ground. Xo freight trains were run
out of Milwaukee on the Northwestern
line until tonight. The Kt. Paul road's
faat mall from the east was five hours
late. The Wisconsin Central trains
were twenty minutes to half an hour
behind time. At West Superior, Wis.,
the thermometer tonight was 15 below
zero, and falling rapidly. At Sioux
City, la., It Is 20 to 30 degrees below
Lima, O., Feb. 7. Today was the
coldest this city hasseen in many years.
The thermometer, at noon, showed 4
degrees below and it Is growing colder,
and it will probably be 15 or 17 degrees
below before morning.
JStorm iu Other Localities.
-Cork, Feb. 7. Snow has fallen fijr fif
teen hours In southwestern Ireland.
Several trains are Imbedded in drifts
and no railway train Is operating regu
larly. Communication with Klllarney,
'Trelee. Hallow and Bantry has been
suspended. i
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 7. Tonight
the mercury had fallen to 20 degrees
and was still falling. Iteports from
various points In the state show that
the cold Is intense and that the freeze
of December last will be equalled. It
Is feared that the orange trees, which
were recovering from the freeze, will be
ruined. The loss to the early vegetable
and strawberry growers will be heavy.
Denlson, Tex., Feb. 7. A howling
blizzard, with the wind blowing fifty
miles an hour, prevails throughout
northern Texas. It Is the worst storm
In years. Thousands of cattle are dy
ing" from exposure.
J'erry, O. T., Feb. 7. The blizzard
that set In here yesterday Is the worst
storm that the territory has experienced
In twenty years.
Sedalla, Mo.; Feb. 7. The worst bliz
zard since 1883 Is sweeping over this
section . '
Little Rock, Ark,, Feb. 7. The tem
perature fell to 3 -degrees below zero
this morning, the coldest weather ever
known here.
Memphis, . Tenn., Feb. 7. The mer
- cury reached zero this morning and
Will go 6 below tonight.
The Heiress Will Wed u Son of Marquis
dc Custelluno.
By tho 1'nlted I'ress. .
New York, Feb. 7. It was learned
this evening that -Miss Annu llould, the
youngest sister of lleorge Oould, Is en
gaged to Count Do Castelliino, of I'arls,
and that the wedding will take place
In New York some time In the spring.
It is said that Miss llould met the
count ut a reception In Purls about
ten mouth.1! ago.
The count has made his home In New
York during tho last four or live
months. He is a handsome man of
about "S years of age, of pleasant man
ners anil good address, lie Ut the elder
son of the Marquis do Custelluno, a
wealthy Parisian. In un interview
with a representative of the 1'nlted
Press, tonight, Oeorge Oould continued
the fact of the engagement.
I'eputy Marshal Jones Is limbic to Lo
eute tho Man Whoso l'reseneo Is De
sired at tho Trial of luene Debs.
By tho Vnlted I'ress.
Chicago, Feb. 7. The Debs case was
preceded this morning by the examina
tion of William It. Johnson, a colored
porter In tleorge M. Pullman's otlice.
Judge Urosscup conducted the exami
nation, which was Instituted with the
view of finding out whether Mr. Pull
man had evaded service of a subpoena
issued for his appearance In court by
the defence. Johnson said Mr. Pull
man came to Ills olllce at 10.30 o'clock
Tuesday morning. Deputy Marshal
Jones arrived an hour later. Porter
Johnson took Jones' card into Private
Secretary C. S. Sweet, who, without
going into Mr. Pultmah's room, brought
back the card with the statement that
Mr. Pullman was out. The defence
tried to get Secretary Sweet into court,
but stated to the Judge that he also
had disappeared. The matter will be
Judge C.rosscuji said that even long
after this case Is finished, when Mr.
Pullman gets back from Florida, lie
can be punished for contempt of court
if it shall be proved that he evaded
the subpoena. The intention of the
court was to find out the truth of the
President Debs was re-called and re
mained on the stand all the morning.
Attorney Edwin Walker put the wit
ness through a hot cross-examination.
It was brought out that all the services
Debs ever did for any railroad was as
iiivman and car cleaner, during a
period of four years. Mr. Debs stated
that he was not drawing no salary
from the American Railway union. He
had cut It off himself on Oct. I last.
The cross-examination of Mr. Debs
occupied the entire afternoon session.
In a deliberate manner he narrated the
part he took in the preceding of the
American F.ailway union and during
the continuance of the strike. He stat
ed that he advised against a strike un
til the members of the American Hall
way union were discharged from the
employ of the Pullman company, when
he ordered a boycott of the Pullman
cars. All efforts of the government's
counsel to confuse the witness were
without avail, he carefully consider
ing each question put to him before an
swering, lie will resume his testimony
Oscar Lawrence's Widow, Mourned
Dead, Found to He a Hermit.
Ey the United Press.
Shelbyville, Ind., Feb. 7. This even
ing City Marshal Sparks and several
citizens discovered a cave In an Isolated
spot on the bank of the Blue river.
Smoke was seen coming out of the
ground, but they were kept at bay by
a large dog. Finally a woman ap
peared and called the dog inside. The
officer, followed by the crowd, advanced
and demanded admission, which was
finally given. When questioned the
woman said she was the widow of
Oscar Lawrence, who died In this city
three years ago. Lawrence was a sta
tionary engineer. After his death she
went to the home of her father, I!en
Martin, who has his second wife. She
could not g't along with her step
mother, and concluded to camp out.
Her cave, as well as herself, pre
sented every phase of the most abject
poverty. Hhe was dirty, her hair was
disheveled, and she hovered over the
fire thinly clad. She said she was con
tented, and desired to remain where
she was. The woman had been mourned
as dead. At one time she was1 a teacher
In the Mission Sabbath school, of Hliel
byville. She and her sole companion,
the dog, manifested much affection for
each other.
Addicks-lllRRlns Deadlock tnbroken.
Ey tho United I'ress.
Dover, Del., Fob. 7. The Democrats who
have been voting for Chancellor Tunned
for United Slates senator broke from him
today oust thPir votes for Ambassador
Jiiiyiinl. The deadlock between the fol
lowers of Addleks and Higgltis remains
unbroken find today's two ballots were the
thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth that have,
been ctfut.
Disastrous Church I'iro.
Ey tho United Press.
Johnstown, Pn., Feb. 7. Flr today
brought $10,000 OamitKO to tho beautiful
Franklin Street Methodist Kplscopal
church. Tho great plpo organ was
drenched with water and probably hope
lessly damaged. Tho building Itself, which
Is of solid stone, Is not damaged. All
losses are fully Insured.
Tho Fair Will Cass.
Ey tho United Prima.
Run Francisco, Feb. 7. AVhen the mnt
ter of probating the will of tho late James
Fair camo before Judge Slack this morn
ing tho attorneys for tho children asked
for a continuance of two weeks In order
to prepare for a contest of tho will. ,Tho
court grunted the request.
Mayor Yctood tho Resolution.
By tho United Press.
Brooklyn, Feb. 7. Mnyor Hehloren to
day vetoed the resolution passed by tho
aldermen on Tuesduy revoking the II
cenHes and franchises of tho Brooklyn
Heights Itnllroad cotnpnny and the Al
lan lie Avenue Hlalroad company. -
Negotiating tho I.onn.
By the United Press.
London, Feb.1 7. The negotiations for
placing a portion of the new United
States loan In England will be definitely
concluded tomorrow. About IW.OOO.OOO of
the-bonds will bo tuken, of which Lon
don will tako half.
No Appreciation of Art,
By tho United Press. ,
Albany, Feb. 7. The assembly this
morning passed the bill prohibiting boxing
or sparling exhibitions iu this state.
Lenders I'nuble to l'ersuude Balhy
Congressmen to Full Into Line.
Kcpiiblieiius Ueudy to Agree to Any I'lun
for Hcllcf hut Minds of Democrats
n n J Populists Are in
luuotic State.
By tho United I'ress.
Washington, Feb. 7. The house dis
cussed plans for tinanclal relief three
days and thou this afternoon refused,
by a decisive vide, to pass any one of
them. WUcn the committee of the
whole at 3.;so o'clock this afternoon con
cluded Its sessions, three propositions
were reported to the house for Its ac
tionthe original Springer bill (known
as the administration bill) proposing
tho Issue of live hundred million 3 per
cent. II ft y year gold bonds, as amended
by the committee of the whole; the
substitute, proposed by Mr. Heed, au
thorizing tin" Issue of two-year 3 per
cent, certilicates of indebtedness to
meet current dcllclencles in the reve
nue mid bonds to cover the dellclency
In the gold reserve, with an amend
ment proposed by Mr. Bryan, Nebraska,
reallirmlng the . declaration of the
Matthews resolution of 17S, to the
effect thut coin obligations of the gov
ernment are payable In standard silver
dollars at Its option; and the substitutj
of Mr. Cox, of Tennessee, containing a
rehabilitation of state banks, with an
amendment proposed by Mr. Cobb, of
Alabama, expressly declining to confer
the right to issue bonds upon the secre
tary of the treasury.
Mr. Bryan's amendment was rejected
yeas U'7, nays ltiii, und then Mr.
Ueed's substitute went the same way
oy a vote of 1011 to 1S7. This was nearly
a party vote, the Populists and Dem
ocrats In opposition and Republicans.
in favor of the substitute.
The amendment nresented l.v Mr
Cobb to Mr. Cox's substitute was voted
down viva voce, and the substitute
Itself received but fifty-five votes In the
atiirmative, to 1st in the negative. Mr.
Cox's .request for a yea and nay vote
was not supported by a sulllclent num
ber to secure It.
Hy the unexpectedly large vote of
I'll nays and J7 ayes, the house, on a
division, refused to order the engross
ment and third reading of the amend
ed Springer bill, thus killing It. The
announcement of the vote was received
with applause. A vote by yeas and
nays somewhat reduced the majority
against the bill, It resulting: yeas,
l-'io: nays, 1G2; present nnd not voting. 4.
Messrs. Seranton, of Lackawanna, and
Hincs, of Luzerne, voted in the afllrma
tive. .Mr. Kccd's Explanation.
Just before tho vote was announced
Mr. Heed endeavored to make an ex
planation of the attitude of himself
and associates on the Kepjubllcan side,
but was cut off by cries of regular or
der. He was going to say: "I" had,
with the support of all the Republi
cans, presented a proposition which
the ruling powers saw fit to refuse.
Nevertheless, I had gone further and
voted for a bill which contains things
which I do not approve of simply to
enable the matter to go to the senate
in hopes that something might be done.
The bill has failed. I now desire to
suggest that I have no doubt that this
side of the house would vote for the
second section of my substitute or any
other proposition which had any prac
tical chance of passing."
Mr. Springer, having changed his
vote for fhe purpose, moved to re
consider the vote, and that motion, on
motion by Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, was
laid on the table yeas, i:;.": nays. 1:!.",
which finally disposed of the matter.
The question pending when the com
mittee of the whole resumed considera
tion of the bill today was as to whether
or not the decision of the chairman
ruling out Mr. Bland's substitute on a
point of order should be sustained. It
was decided in the affirmative ISO to
f2. In the course of consideration of
tho bill Mr. Wheeler, Alabama moved
to repeal the tux of 10 per cent, on state
bank circulation, and It was lost by a
vote of 16 to K4.
An amendment proposed by Mr. Bell
(Pop., Cid.) providing for the payment
of the bonds In gold or silver without
discrimination against either was lost
106 to 74.
lllnnd Scare tlio Goal.
Mr. Bland got a vote on an amend
ment requiring the treasury notes Is
sued under the Sherman uct of 1800 to
be redeemed In accordance with section
3 of that law, nnd directing the coinage
of the seigniorage on the sliver bullion
In the treasury, and It came within six
votes of being adopted 10!) to 114.
Before the bill was taken up bills
were passed nnthorlzlng the re-opctilng
of the abandoned military reservation
at Fort Jupiter, Florida, and granting
a pension of $50 a month to the widow
of the Into Oeneral John C. Kelton, ad
jutant general of the army.
Mr. Urosvenor, Ohio, offered a resolu
tion for which he vainly asked immedi
ate consideration, directing- the ap
pointment of a committee of five to
Investigate the congressional elections
In Tennessee last November, with a
view to reporting whether or not the
commissions Issued thereunder by the
governor of the state should be recog
nized by the house. It was referred to
the committee on elections. At 6.20 the
house adjourned.
A. HI flowers. Well Known Patent Medi
cine Seller, tho Victim.
By tho United Press.
Denver, Feb. 7. A. S. Bowers was
murdered, robbed nnd his store fired,
and the. body cremated shortly after
midnight. "Doc" Bowers conducted a
combination cigar store, faker's cane
and knife' rack and a patent medi
cine scheme at 1317 Seventeenth street.
He was about 80 years of nge. He had
Hold patent medicines on the streets In
many cities, nnl was worth considera
ble money, a good deal (if which he car
ried with him. He wore u great dia
mond Btar on his vest.
Bowers' head had been mashed, tho
right side was gashed and torn and tho
stomach showed' evidence of having
been pounded with a hatchet. He had
been shpt twice. Tho valuable dia
mond star,-worth $1,000, was taken and
also a bag ot silver and a large quan-
tlty of Jewelry, which Cowers had re
cently tried to dispose of. After the
robbery the place was llred. Gasoline
was added to oil in a live-gallon can
und placed In a position so that it
would take fire us soon as the thief and
murderer had made his escape.
employes or u Tool Company lluve , Nar
row 1. sea pes from Dcutli.
By tho United Press.
Woodbine, N. J., Feb. 7. The two
story brick building occupied by the
Woodbine Machine and Tool company
and D. WilentHcliIck, a pocket book
manufacturer, was burned today nnd
the thirty-eight men and women em
ployed In the building hud a narrow es
oupe from death, und, as It was, a'
number of them were burned and In
jured by Jumping from the windows.
The injured are:
ltoda Seagull, Internally Injured and
burned about the face and head; Re
becca St. Call, seriously burned; Ber
tie and Mary 'Stein, the former badly
and the latter slightly burned; Rosa
tloldbuig, burned about the face and
hands; Rosa und Rebecca Llpshutz,
burned about the
mini, broken leg;
burned about thu
chle, unkle broken.
face; Samuel iler
Barney Breslow,
hands, Louis Krit
Sevcral others bus-
tallica slighter Injuries und less serious
burns. The loss on the building was
only ubout $,1,000.
A Vessel Drifts Ashore Currying Lifeless
llodics of tlio Crew Incused In Ice.
Ey tho United I'ress. '
Vineyard Haven, Mass., Feb. 7 The
after part of a good sized vessel covered
with Ice, witli what appears to be the
lifeless bodies of three men encased In
ice and frozen to the top of the cabin,
has drifted ashore on Paul's Point,
Lambert s Cove, on the north side of
this Island. .
The wreckage was discovered by Ed
ward Cottle, of Lambert's Cove, this
morning, and he came here to notify the
medical examiner, who has slurted for
that ijluee to tako charge of the bodies.
Mr. Cottle slates that the features of
one man could be easily discerned, ami
there are apparently two other frozen
boys on the cabin. It Is impossible at
this time to ascertain the Identity of
either vessel, or bodies.
There is no doubt that the portion of
wreck which drifted ashore at Lam
bertcove on the north side of this is
land is what Is left of the schooner T.
P. Dixon, or Rockland, Me., Captain
Boswick. which vessel left, New York
Feb. 3 for Rockland. The bodies of
three men nnd a dog were on top of
the cabin when found. The men were
encased In ice.
When the bodies were landed on the
bench at Lambcrtscove one was Identi
fied by the United Press marine corre
spondent 03 that of OnpujJ.ii Joseph
Boswick, of the Dixon. He also identi
fied one of the bodies as that of Martin
Lee, mate of the Dixon. It Is consid
ered 'likely that the vessel struck on
some ledge tit the entrance to Vineyard
sound during the; gale yesterday, and
was dashed to pieces.
Conductor l'olkcnson Is Terribly Injured
in n Collision.
By the United I'ress.
Kaston, Pa., Feb. 7. In the midst of a
blinding snow storm this evening an
electric car of the Fasten Transit com
pany became unmanageable while de
scending a steep grade on New street.
South Kaston, and gained frightful
speed. Molormnu Trexler was power
less with the front brake ami ran
through the .car to the rear to get to
the rear brake.
The car rushed on nnd the single
passenger In It leaped and escaped In
Jury. Conductor Folkenson went out on
the front platform just as the car
reached the fool of the hill at the Le
high Valley railroad depot. There it
met a snow plow, which was struck by
reason n( no power. Folkenson was
caught between the broken platforms
of the cars. He was taken out of the
wreck terribly cut about the head and
badly bruised and was removed to tho
Kaston hospital.
The School Slilpat Anchor In tlio Harbor
of llusso Terrc.
By tho United I'ress.
Philadelphia, Feb. 7. A cablegram
received at the olllce of the board of di
rectors of the Pennsylvania Nautical
school announces that the school ship
Saratoga arrived at Skltta this morn
ing. Mhe Is now at anchor In the har
bor of Basse Terre, a town of 4,000 In
habitants, whoso chief employment Is
the raising of sugar.
The Saratoga left Barbadoes on Tues
day, and reached St. Kilts a duy ahead
of her schedule, having remurkabl.
favorable weather during her sull (if
over 300 miles. She Is to remain, ac
cording to schedule, until Feb, 27, when
shrt will set sail for St. Thomas.
Tho Denlson House ut Indianapolis
(lifted by Flumes.
By the United Pross.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 7. Tho Denl
son House, one of the largest, hotels In
the west, was partially destroyed by
fire today. The fire probably started
from an overheated flue, but the find
ing of a smouldering fire In a room wns
where tho flames broke out gives
ground for thinking incendiaries have
been at work. After burning for over
an hour part of the enves fell, nnd
Fireman Frank Nutter wns struck with
a burning 'timber and seriously hurt.
The loss will rench $50,000, fully In
sured. The furniture wns damaged
Ono Reading firm Is cutting 70,000 tons
of Ice on the Schuylkill river.
Newmnnstown rill wns subscribed $25,000
for tho Womelsdorf and Sheridan trolley
Anllirac'.trtoon.l miners claim to bo In us
destitute, condition us the Nebraska suf
ferers. ,
To curtail expenses, freight crews of the
Philadelphia and Reading rullroad at
Reading Jiavo been dismissed.
A WllllnmsKrt alderman awarded Rov.
A. 10. Hchudo $3 for preaching a funeral
sermon, tho minister having sued for $5,
Pretty Edith Williams, an Allentown
hotel employe, was yesterday fatally
burned, her clothing having cuught tire
from the stove.
I'locecdinns in House and Senate
ut Harrisliiinj.
All i:tru Edition of the Hook to Ho Pub-lislied-David
W. Powell Collector of
Stutlstics-llills introduced and
Measures Adopted,
Special to the Seranton Tribune
llarrlHburg, Feb. 7. 1). W. Powell, of
Seranton, has been appointed a collec
tor of statistics in the bureau of Indus
trial statistics, to succeed T. Larry
Kyre, of Chester, who has been appoint
ed deputy secretary of internal affairs.
He will report for duty March 1. The
salary is $1,500 a year.
By tho United Press.
The senate met at 11 o'clock this
morning. After hearing reports from
committees, a bill wns Introduced by
Mr. McQuown providing for the publi
cation of un extra edition of 10.000
copies of the book known as "Penn
sylvania at Ciettysburg," the edition to
be practically the sumo as that of 1891.
Opposition developed to the bill au
thorizing the state to purchase and
ussuinii control of bridges across livers,
but the bill was passed 35 to 1.
Another of Mr. Wood's bills that
giving municipalities control of incor
porated water companies was also op
posed, but It, too, passed.
Among tin; bills that passed finally
were the one Increasing the salaries of
the judges in the Erie judicial district
from $1,000 to $5,000, In accordance with
the uct of 1SS3, providing for such In
crease in counties having over 90,000
The house met at 10 o'clock. Among
the bills reported from committee with
favorable recommendations were the
Marshall Pipe Line bill, the bill regu
lating the charges of pawnbrokers,
and that guaranteeing workmen the
right to join labor unions.
Hills Introduced.
Among the bills read In place were
the following:
By Mr. Seyfert, of Lam aster To pre
vent the spread of contagious und infec
tious diseases among children In the pub
lic school, children not being permitted to
attend school from a house In which such
a disease exists until three weeks after
the convalescence of the patient.
By Mr. llhks, of Philadelphia Requir
ing all at ts of assembly to be published in
two or more newspaners in each county
two consecutive weeks, at the rate of 10
rents a line for the first anil 5 cents a line
for each subsequent insertion.
Hy Mr. Jennings, of Sullivan Provid
ing for the election of prothoiiotarlcs,
clerks of the several courts, registers and
recorders In counties where the oilices are
held by im person.
By Mr. Moore, of Chester To prevent
the killing of quail for live years.
By Mr. Culbertsori. of Allegheny
Amending the act of -March, INslt. In rela
tion to wealing Loyal Legion, C.rand
Army of the Republic and other Insignia,
making the unauthorized wearing of such
badges n ni'sdemcanor.
By Mr. Sniilh, of Bedford Providing
that banks la which state funds are depos
ited shall pay interest ut tho rate of 2 per
cent., and that there shall not be on de
posit In any hank at any time n sum ex
ceeding 2.1 per cent, of tho capital and
To Huntingdon licforinntory.
The bill appropriating $45,000 to the
Huntingdon reformatory was passed
There was considerable discussion on
the bill to provide for keeping the pub
lic highways from becoming blocked
with snow by giving supervisors power
to have removed board, hedge or stone
fences and substitute wire fences In
stead, in which the farmers partici
pated. Mr. Phillips, of Chester, moved
that the bill be indefinitely postponed,
but later withdrew his opposition. The
bill was amended sn that the fences
could only be removed with the consent
of the owner.
Mr. Foy said the point of order that
the bill was unconstitutional because
it referred to a special class. The point
of order was submitted to the house
and was not sustained. '
Tho bill then passed second reading
and the house, at 1.15, adjourned until
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
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William S. Wysc's 1 xplnnntioti In a Suit
to Kegniii Property.
By the United Press.
New York, Feb. 7. William Sumner
Wyse alleges hypnotic influence as the
basis of an action to recover $150,000
from his wife, which wns called In the
superior court yesterday. Wyse was
married In lS7:t. His wife was twenty
years his Junior. Wyse had a goo I
business In the advertising line aind
made a great deal of money. He was
free-handed and was well known around
the Hoffman, House and the uptown
clubs and swell cafes.
Ton years after his wedding Wyse
found himself almost penniless. Do
mestic Infelicity had marred his home
life for several years. After one ot
their differences Wyse alleges he trans
ferred his entire property, valued at
$150,000, to his wife, who, ho says, Im
mediately set to work to secure a
separation on the ground of Incompafa-
blllty and cruelty. AVyse says that by
a misunderstanding he let the case go
by default. Marie Wyse was free, anil
AVyse says she wont to live at the Hotel
Savoy. Wyse occupied a small funv
Ished room on West Twenty-second
Six years ago Wyse irought suit to
recover his property. His counsel says
Wyse- was Induced to meet Mrs. Wyse,
and under her Influence, which wns al
most hypnotic, signed a release, giving
up all right and title to the property.
Burns tho License lit tho I'rescnco of tho
Minister and Guests.
By the United Press.
Terre Haute, Itul., Fob. 7. Madison
Bryant, a wealthy farmer of this
county, prevented the mnrrlage of his
l.D-year-olil daughter to Ferd Little, n
young farmer, by burning tho marriage
license Just as the clergyman was pre
paring to perform the ceremony In tho
presence of fifty guests. Mr. Bryant,
without displaying the slightest emo
tion, requested Mr. Little to accompany
him to an adjoining room, When they
were alone Bryant asked to examine
tho marriage license. Little produced
the paper, which was seized by Bryant,
who darted into the parlor where the
guests were assembled and threW Jt
Into the blazing grate. "...
Ho then ordered .Little from' the
house and dismissed the guests. Little
at first contemplated the arrest of Mr.
Bryant, but concluded to bide his wrath
and make another effort to wed! the
girl of his choice. He secured a dupli
cate of the license, und un elopement
may be the seuual to the sensational
scene. It Is reported that Bryant jus
tifies his action on the ground that Lit
tle broke his pledge to abstain from the
use of liquor, which he made when Mr.
Bryant gave consent to his marriage.
Tho Trouble between Mexico und tiuutu-
inulu May Vet Spill Blood.
By tho United Press.
St. Louis, Feb. 7. A City of Mexico
special says that Hon. Ignaclo Marls
cal, secretary of foreign relations In
the Mexican cabinet, yesterday official
ly denied the statement thut Guatemala
has retired from its grounds and ac
ceded to the demands of Mexico. "But
we are still hopeful that war may final
ly be averted," said the minister.
Kenor Marlscal did not Indicate that
the settlement of the boundary ques-
tiun Is any nearer an amicable settle
ment than at the beginning of the
Kcduced to kindling Wood by a Pcnnsyl
vaiilu Locomotive Murrow Escape of
1 Ive Passengers.
Ey tho United Press.
Wilkes-Barre, Feb. 7. The passen
gers on trolley car 24 running between
this city and Nanticoke hud a iiauow
escape from death todav at noon. The
car was coming from Nanticoke to this
city and had nearly reached the Penn
sylvania railroad crossing at South
Wilkes-Barre when a passenger train
was sighted. The motorman, Andrew
Elliott, applied his brakes, but they
would not hold on the slippery r.ids
and the current failed on the reverse
lever. The passengers made a wild
rush, the last, an old lady from Ply
mouth, jumping off the platform as thu
locomotive struck the car.
The car was hit squarely In the cen
ter, one side was driven through the
other and it was reduced to firewood.
The motorman escaped by Jumping r.s
the crash came. The Pennsylvania
train was twenty minutes late and
running at a terrific speed, and theengl
neer could not slow down until he had
went nearly a square past the wreck.
The passengers were all shaken up
from jumping but none seriously.
business Portion of the Town liluckcned
by u S-SO.OuO Blaze.
By tho United Press.
Mount Carmel, Pa., Feb. 7i Fire here
this morning completely destroyed live
store buildings, causing a loss of nearly
$"0,000. The fire started in D. L.
Bolich's shoe store. The losses are
divided as follows:
D. D. Bolich, shoes, loss $20,000, In
surance $7,000; 11. Goldschmidt, cloth
ing, loss $a,000, insurance $3,000; J. C.
Mlnagh, dry goods, loss $2,000, Insur
ance $f00; Jennie Smith, millinery, loss
$2,000, insurance $.".00; Frank Shoener,
cigars and confectionery, loss $3,000, In
surance $1,500. Other individual losses
range from $300 to $1,000.
Sudden Death of the Last Members of
Hill Cook's Combination!
By tho United Press.
Tulsa, I. T., Feb. ".Jim French and
Verdigris Kid. two members of the
Oook gang, were killed last flight while
attempting to rob a store at Catosa,
fifteen miles east of here. Sam B. Ir
wine, manager of the store, was shot
and seriously injured.
These outlaws were members of tho
noted Bill Cook gang, nnd are the last
of the desperadoes. All the notorious
murderers and thieves are now either
dead or in prison.
Tin: u:i: GAVF. WAY.
Mrs. Grcshiitn and Her Son Arc Browned
at Atlanta.
By tho United Press.
Atlanta, On., Feb. 7. While Rev. T.
C. Gresham and family were attempt
ing to cross the river at Fish Ferry, S.
C, the Ice broke.
Mrs. Clresham nnd her son were
drowned, while the husband reached
shore with their little daughter. Mr.
Oresham Is a Baptist minister and was
ou his way to Spartansburg to take
charge of a pastorate, lie Is secretary
of the South Carolina State BaptiBt
Strike Not Probable.
By the United Press.
San Francisco, Feb. 7. Chief Arthur nnd
tho grievance committee of engineers met
tho Southern Pacific railroad officials to
day, but failed to arrive at a settlement.
It Is generally believed, howevlr, that
there will bo no strike.
1 roen to Dcutu.
By tho United Press.
Chatsworth, N. J., Feb. 7. Charles
Maturing, a laborer at the Clay works, ut
Woodmutisee, N. J., was found today by
a gang of section men of the South Jo
soy railroad frozen to death.
Sir William Barcoiirt, chancellor of the.
British exchequer, Is 111 and to his bed.
President Fuure. of France, will visit
Havre and Auuen on special Invitation?.
A pension will be asked from the Brit
ish parliament for the widow of Premier
Thompson, of Canada,
Tho queen of Spain lias algnod the mo
dus Vivendi which gives tho United States
the old tariff rates on exports lo Cub und
1'ot'to Hlco.
As the result of the passage of the am
nesty bill by the French parliament, tho
nleeo of Oeneral Boulanger will movo tho
hitler's body from Brussels to lNirls.
The president nominated Oeneral J. M.
Scholleld to be lieutenant general, nftar
Blgning the bill Just passed by congress.
It Is said Hint fiepresenliitlve Tracy, of
New York, will succeed oVnoral Blsaoll,
who desires to return to his law prnl'tice.
W. B. Hornblower's presence in Wash
ington has started rumors of his bclncc
nominated to succeed Justice Jackson,
when the latter has been retired. '
For eastern Pennsylvania, snow, prob
ably followed by fair In the aftornoonj
colder; north galea shifting to northwest.
Fair Saturduy.
Tor the next ten days it will be
to your interest to visit our
And see the values we arc ofl'er
iti liue German, Scotch and Irish
Table Linens, Napkins, Tray
Cloths, etc., etc.
Numbers in German Linens, ''Sil
ver Bleach," extra line quality
and heavy :
66-in. Sale Price 48c, Reg. Price 60c
60-in. " 59c, " 75c
62-in. " 75c, " 90c
" 89c,
.Napkins to match the above.
65 doz. 5-8 $1.55, Regular Price $1.75
75 doz. 3-4 2.35, " 2,75
In Fine Bleached Towels i
25 doz. Colored Damask Border Iliick.
:.)i doz.. Kes. Price 4.'i0
25 doz. Bird's Eye, hemstitched,
4.K-. 'each. Kesr. Price C5o
15 doz. double hemstitched buck, extra
size, 50c. each, Reg. Price 73c
Our Special Muslin Sale continues
all this week. Muslins, Sheetings
Counterpanes, etc., at "Rock Bottom
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
XHfiS. B. SGHlERtS 8 CO.'S
Closed Evenings Except Saturday,
the Jeweler, can repair
your vatcli to give per
fect satisfaction, having
had ten years' experience
in our leading watch factories.
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