The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, May 13, 1895, Image 1

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Up Prices.
Cleaning-tip season Ihas
come 'round once more in
our Curtain and Drapery
Department, and we've
put Prices down to the
point that will insure a
speedy clearance. The
goods offered are odds and
ends left over from early
season's purchases, and
are therefore right in ev
erything: that goes to
make them desirable.
Real Brussels
Lace Certains
t FAIRS WERE S aOO, NOW $ 5.00
6 FAIRS WERE I 8.C0. NOW 6.50
4 PAIRS WERE 34.00, NOW $ 3.00
In Cream Only
6 PAIRS WERE $2,60, NOW $ 11.75
6 PAIRS WERE 10.75. NOW. 2.75
8 PAIRS WERE $3.60, NOW 2.50
6 PAIRS WERE $o.50, NOW 4.00
PAIRS WERE $7 00, NOW 5.75
Cream and White
8 PAIRS WERE $ .03, NOW $ .50
8 PAIRS WERE 8 .85. NOW 59
18 PAIRS WERE 82.75, NOW 11 ,95
40 PAIRS WERE Sasa NOW 2.50
26 PAIRS WERE $3.75, NOW 2.75
12 PAIRS WERE 8500, NOW 3,75
11 PAIRS WERE f2.00, NOW 11 .75
. The Last Number Has
I , Ruffled Edge
SSI Strif e .
.Madras Qirtaias
4 PAIRS WERE 8?.5U, NOW $ 2,50
Sale Now On
Of Specials in Spring
and Early Summer
Dress Goods contin
ues.. See last week's
papers for details.
Senate Committee Will Meet To
morrow for Organization.
As I'crsonnl Friend of Senator Onny Ills
"respects Arc Hopeful-James II.
'inirnh fur Scrgcant-at-Anns.
Kurdslcy I'm don Cose.
Cpocinl to tho Seranton Tribune.
Harrlsburg, May 12. The annate com
mittee to "Pcnrosa" Philadelphia will
meet for organization next Tuesday.
Senator Kennedy, of Allegheny, will
probably be chosen chairman. He la
the youngest member of the senate and
U serving his first term. The senator
Is a clo3o personal friend of Senator
Quay, and a political protege of Lieu
tenant Governor Lyon, the Heaver
statesman's personal representative at
tho state capital. It Is thought that
when the committee organizes Silas W.
I'ettlt, president of tho Union league,
Philadelphia, will be formally chosen
counsel and instructed to arrange the
preliminaries for the investigation.
The Penrose resolution provided that
the sergeunt-at-arms of the senate shall
serve on the same capacity on the com
mittee. This position will be filled by
James M. Harrah, of Heaver, who, for
a generation, has looked after the de
tails of the parly organization at Sen-
i ator Quay's home. The applicants for
I doorkeeper, clerk and page nre numer
ous. The Investigation will not begin
until after the close of the legislature.
There is likely to be trouble over the
selection of a chairman. Senator An
drews claims the place because his
name headed the list when the com
mittee was formally announced to the
senate. He says he la entitled to the
honor, not only out of senatorial court
esy, but by parliamentary usage. There
Is much objection to Andrews being
placed at the head of the committee.
Certain members have received pro
tests from some of the leading and most
netlve Republicans in the Btate urging
them not to make Andrews chairman.
They believe If he Is given tho place he
will use it to assist him in his efforts to
supplant Hank Commissioner Gilkeson
as chairman of the state Republican
committee. Andrews' management of
the Delamater campaign has demon
strated, his opponents say, his inability
for the position.
Pave Martin would rather see any
other member of the committee chair
man than Andrews. The Philadelphia
leader claims the trouble between him
and Senator Quay would have been
settled long ago If It had not been for
the Crawford county man. Andrews
wag jealous of the confidential
relations which existed between
Quay and Martin, and was glad
when the break between them
came. The ex-chairman Is said to have
since been dolngevorything in his power
to prevent a reconcllation. If he is
made chairman it is believed he will
not spare Martin or his friends in the
The question whether the senate
alone can appoint a committee with the
powers which the Penrose resolution
gives to the committee to Investigate
the municipal affairs of the Quaker
City is being agitated by the opposition
to Senator Penrose. It is claimed by
them that the concurrence of the gov
ernor and house is necessary to give the
committee proper authority. Friends
of the Phlladelphian Bay there Is no
doubt as to the legality of the commit
tee. Many of the best lawyers In the
house and senate give it as there opin
ion that the investigation can be made
under the resolution.
Will Probe Af icr the Toll Election.
The committee expects to do consid
erable work this summer, hutitlie prole
will not ha inserted deep until after the
fall election. The committee has two
years In which to make aha inquiry and
prepare Its report, and It Is argued by
the members Ithat there la no need to
hurry. The Martin-Porter people claim
there will never be an Investigation.
j They say the committee will be ussd as
i a club over Martin and Pcrter to force
! them to make terms with Senator Pen
I rose and ex-Magt"?trate Durham. This,
I however, is indignantly denied by
1 members of the committee. They claim
i Senator Penrose has acted In good faith
1 all through his contest against his eme-
mI'2S and ithat the Invest! gait Ion cannot
be shopped. Public sentiment demands
It and noit to make an. Investigation
after going this far would be fatal to
the political prospects not only of Sen
ator Penrose but every member of the
The large brewing firms of Philadel
phia and Pittsburg are preparing to
make a bitter fight against the
Cochrane bill taxing brewers 24 cents a
barrel for all beer brewed in the state.
The bill will b3 favorably reported on
Monday evening from the house ways
and means committee and will be cow
iidcr;d on a special order, along with
the cilher revenue bills. There Is strong
opposition to tiho measure In the house
and lit will be fought at every 1 stage.
Its opponents claim lit discriminates
against the Penmaylvania brewers and
that !t ought to be amended bo as to re
quire brewers of other etates shipping
their product Into Pennsylvania to pay
a license. State Treasurer Jackson es
timates the bill will raise an annual
revenue of about 8850,000.
Knrdsley I ntdan Cane.
The board of pardons will meet next
Wednesday to hear argument In several
new cases. Representative John H.
Fow says the application for a pardon
for John Bardsley, the defaulting -city
treasurer of Philadelphia, will not be
presented until next fall. He had a talk
with Bardsley a few weoks ago on this
subject and was told by the famous
convict that hia friends had advised
him to delay the application until then.
A close personal friend of Governor
Hastings said today that Hardsley
would never be pardoned during the
present state administration. "Do you
think General Hastings Is going to1 com
mit political, suicide by pardoning a
man who stole over a million dollars?"
sai'l the governor's friend. "The people
believe Bardsley Bhould servo out his
sentence. Public sentiment Is against
his pardon, and you can rest assured
Governor Hastings is not going to dis
regard the wishes of the masses in a
cave like this."
The board has not yet announced Its
action In the case of Hugh F. Dempsey,
tho Pittsburg labor leader, whose case
has been pending for several months.
Dempsey is Bervlng seven years in the
Western penitentiary for being at the
head of the alleged plot to poison non
union workers In tho Carnegie mills
during the Btrike at Homestead four
years ago. A mass of testimony has
been presented by his counsel in their
efforts to establish his Innocence, but
It is said by those who speak by au
thority that the board believes Demp
sey Is guilty of having concocted a plot
to put a drug In the water and food
used by the workmen to "sicken" them.
The senators and representatives from
Pittsburg have protested against
Dempsey's pardon, and it is believed the
board will refuse to recommend his
The Industrial school for soldiers' or
phans ut Scotland will be opened June
1 with 150 pupils. These will be taken
from the three schools now under the
supervision of the soldiers' orphans'
school commission. There are now K50
pupils in these schools, and It Is pro
posed to keep that number In the In
stitutions until the school at Scotland
Is largo enough to accommodate all of
them. The schools, except at Scotland,
will close June 30 until September. The
formal opening of tho Industrial school
will not take place before fall. General
Young, of Xenia, Ohio, will assume
charge of the school next Wednesday
and prepare for the opening.
The Last of a Gang of Ruffians Is Shot
hy a Committee of Avengers.
New York, May 12. A special from
Madison, Fla., says Hradford Hamp
ton, a negro, was shot to death In Taylor-
county Friday afternoon. The
negro was ploughing ut the time and
the shooting was done by men In am
bush, no less than forty Winchester
bullets having entered his body. Hamp
ton Is the eighth negro who has been
lynched or shot In Taylor and Lafay
ette counties in the last six months, all
of them for the same offense.
In Taylor county, In November of last
year. Miss Ella Jones, a young white
sir, was assaulted by three negroes as
she was returning from school. She
was fearfully maltreated. Tosses were
organized to hunt down her assailants
and In a few days two of them were
captured In Lafayette county and
liefore being lynched these two
negroes confessed their guilt and said
they were members of a band whose
purpose was to make white women
their victims. The lynchers, it Is said,
secured the names of tho members of
the band and since then have been
hun-lng them down.
Shortly after the lynching of the first
two negroes, three more who were im
plicated in the plot were arrested near
here. The posse started with the
negroes for Taylor county, but they
dlsapieared en route. ,
During the present year two others
have been lynched In Taylor county,
and Hampton, who was killed Friday,
makes the eighth. It is said that every
negro implicated by the confession of
the first two lynched has now been
English Polico licfiiso to I'roscctito Rev.
Johmitluin Hell.
Hlrmingham, England, May 12. As a
result of Information received from De
troit, and from other quarters in which
inquiries wero made, the local police
have decided that there are no grounds
on which to base a criminal charge
against the new Jonathan Bell, the
Primitive Methodist clergyman, who, it
is alleged, was, In a measure, respons
ible for the death In a Detroit lying-in
asylum of Emma Hall, a young English
girl, with whom he had maintained
illicit relations.
This decision of the police has excited
much public Indignation. Bell's where
abouts, since his flight after confessing
to his wife that he was responsible for
Miss Hall's condition and her visit to
America has not been learned.
AH Ouict at I'ocnhontns. .
Richmond, Va,, May 12. Tho Richmond
Blues battalion and another detachment
of tho Howitzers havo been ordered to
Pocahontas and leave tonight. It Is un
derstood that they go merely to relieve tho
troops now there, and that the order Is not
significant of Increased danger. All Is
reported quiet at tho mines today.
Thlncs CominR Their Way.
Youngstown, O., May 12. President Oar
land met a number of Amalgamated as
sociation leaders here today to arrange for
the national convention. He said:
"Things are coming our way, and manu
facturers that 'have opposed us are coming
to our side."
Slnvln Challenges Corhctt.
London, Mny 12. Sporting Life will to
morrow publish from Frank Slavln to Jim
Corbett for a fight for 2,000 or f5,000 a side,
to take place In England between March
and May, 1890.
First Evangelical Church.
Bethlehem, Pa., May 12. Bishop Dubs
tonight dedicated the first Evangelical
church In eastern Pennsylvania. The edi
fice cost 8150,000.
Julius Scclyc Dead.
Amherst, Mass., Mny 12,. President
Julius H. Seelye, of Amherst college, died
today from a complication of diseases.
Schuylkill county men will build a largo
shoe factory at Landlngvillo.
Bishops Romlg and Buchner addressed
the Moravian synod at Bothlehcm.
James Gallagher, at Wllkos-Barre, was
squeezed toi death between mine cars. .
By a mine expoHlon near Blossburg,
young Hugh Black was burned to death,
Brakeman George Miller was squeezed
to death while coupling cars at Reading,
Wlillo playing In the water at Strouds
burg, little Stanley Kresge was drowned.
Little Lottlo Murlch fell Into a heap of
burning coal dirt at Luzerne borough and
was roasted to death.
Jumping from a passengor train at Lew
istown, Frank Knlsely was struck by an
other train and killed.
Colonol James Young, tho king of Penn
sylvania farmers, who. recently died at
Mlddletown, left no will.
Ordination services wore held yesterday
at Harrisburg, when Clement Burgor, of
Lykens, was admitted to priesthood.
A hugo Bteer bring driven along Market
Street, In York, ran Into Aba Culllson's
carpet store and caused a temporary
The body of Miss Ellen Moyer, aged 40,
was found last evening hanging to a stair
way In her home at Hallfujc, Dauphin
blamed for Not Making Arrangements
with Kussin.
Doth Germany and Franco Look Upon
tho Territory with Wishful Eyes.
Japan's Dominion Increased
Twenty-live Per Cont.
San Francisco, May 12. The steam
ship City of Pekln arrived from the
Orient, bringing Yokohama dates to
April 26.
The United Press correspondent says:
"Japan Is criticised because she did not
'square' Russia beforehand. She must
have known, It is alleged, that her ex
pansion would clash with Russian in
terests, that if the great bear's paw
was not to bo extended, he must have
a morsel to keep him quiet. Certainly
Japan did know that. She knew that
Germany's friendship was of too selfish
a character to stand any Btraln. Ger
mnny has never done anything for
Japan without being paid. The history
of her relations with the mew Oriental
power has been a series of hard bar
gains. It was always easy to see that
if Dtronger inducements were offered
she would at any moment abandon fin
amicable altitude. As for France, her
role In the Orient has been Invariably
dictatorial rather than conciliatory.
The position Bhe now tokos Is perfectly
consistent with her precedent. Yet
Japan did not attempt to placate these
powers by previous arrangement. She
has learned the uselessiness of such at
tempts. To satisfy one power Is to give
umbrage to another.
"For a itime it was Industriously ru
mored that a secret understanding ex
isted between her and Russia. There
upon British suspicions were aroused
and tho English press clamored.
Territories Ceded by China.
"The area of territories -ceded by
China to Japan Is 30,950 square miles,
of which 16,100 square miles represent
Llao Tung peninsula. Speaking ap
proximately, Japan Increases her do
minion by 23 per cent, and her whole
area becomes greater than that of the
combined areas of France and Spain.
With regard to population no accurate
statistics are yet available, but it may
be assumed that Formosa has a popu
lation of three million; Percadores, a
population of six thousand, and Llao
Tung peninsula a population of four
and a half million. Thus the total
population of the Japanese empire be
comes forty-eight million. The cus
toms receipts of Formosa are over two
million yen, and those of Y'ingko (New
Chwang) about one million.
The Japan 'Mall says: "It is stated
that half the Indemnity to be paid by
China will be borrowed from wealthy
America, through the efforts of Mr.
Foster, and the remaining half from
two countries of Europe.
"There was a rumor lately rife at
Hacheng that General Chang Tsl Tung
has presented nn address to the throne
praying for the construction of a rail
way between Pekln and Hankow, and
the removal of the capitol from Pekln
to Nankin."
Mysterious Rapping! Make an Invalid
Young Woman Seriously HI.
Bridgeport, May 12. The police were
called upon today to Investigate a mys
terious affair at the Arlington hotel
at the oorncr of Main and Golden Hill
streets. For about two months rap
plngs have been heard In different
parts of the hotel.
E. W. Atwood, the proprietor, at first
tried to solve the mystery, and later
employed dec.tectives, but none could
learn the cause of tho manifestations.
The rapplngs have occurred at Inter
vals of every two or three nights, but
last night the crisis came, and as a re
sult Miss Lillian Paige, a daughter of
Andrew Paige, a dealer in safes, is
critically ill from the fright she ex
perienced, Mr. Paige occupies apartments In the
Arlington. His daughter has been ill
for a long time and the facts about the
mysterious rapplngs have been kept
from her. She has not been left alone.
Saturday night, when the nurse had
stepped out for a moment, a loud rap
ping occurred on tho wall of the room
occupied by the sick girl. When the
nurse, who was near by, heard thorn
she hurried to the room and found Miss
Paige unconscious. She had fainted,
and when she revived Bhe became hys
terical, and for several hours was out
of her mind. Dr. Smith, who is attend
ing her, says she is now suffering from
hysteria, and In her. weakened condi
tion may die.
Today Detective Arnold made a thor
ough search of the premises, but could
find no trace of anything to account for
the mysterious noises. The room Is so
situated that It Is impossible for any
person to get at the place where tho
noises seemed to come from.
Proprietor Atwood at first was of the
opinion that the family occupying the
apartments under Mr. Paige had some
thing to do with the rapplngs, but the
tenants have chnnged several times,
and he Is satisfied the present occu
pants know nothing of it.
The mystery bids fair to rival one in
Stratford several years ago, when spirit
rapplngs were heard In a house almost
nightly. A committee of scientific men
from Yale college were called In to solve
the myBtery, but the very night they
were making the) Investigations the
rapping took place, and at the very spot
where two college professors were
watching. Tonight a watch will be
placed at every place where the rap
plngs have been heard.
Freight Train Derailed and Twclvo Valu
able Horses Killed.
Hornellsvllle. N. Y May 12. The
first 6eotlon of an Erie freight train
'on the western division was wrecked
east of Almond this morning. The
wreck was caused by a broken wheel.
Twelve Waded cars were derailed. One
of them, contalnglng eighteen fine
draught horses, was telescoped, and
eleven of tho horses killed.
S. M. Stewart, of Mercer, Pa., owner
of the horses, was severely injured.
Robert Plater, of Mercer, Pa., em
ployed by Stewart, and L. P. Foster, of
Sandy Lake, Pa., owner of stock In
Cither cars, were Instantly killed.
Brakeman Shanley, of this city, was In
Jured. The track was badly torn up
and no trains will be able to pass before
Monday morning. The damage to the
road will be heavy.
Situation at tho Rockefeller Mines Bo
conies Alarming.
Duluth, Minn., May 12. The strike at
the Rockefeller mine at Virginia as
sumed more serious proportions today,
after Sheriff Butchard had called on
Governor Clough for troops. The men
who had been making threats Saturday
night gathered in knots tills morning
and began discussing the advisability
of making an immediate attack upon
the mining property. Numerous dep
uty sheriffs were ow the ground and
this alone prevented trouble.
Sheriff Butchard began notifying tho
mllltlument at an early hour that their
services might be needed at any mo
ment. Adjutant General Muhlberg
came from St. Paul this morning and
for an hour or two was closeted with
the sheriff. Several representatives of
the Franklin Mining company were
also on hand. The soldiers will come
after midnight.
Secretory Reynolds Dcllcvcs That tho
Coming Buffalo Meeting Should Be Dis
countenanced. Atlantic City, N. J., May 12. Grand
Exalter Ruler Edward B. Hay, Benev
olent Protective Order of Elks, Wash
ington, D. C, is now in this city, to
gether with tho secretary, G. A. Reyn
olds, of Saginaw, Mich., and the board
of grand trustees; Peter J. Campbell,
Baltimore; William Vanderllfe, Boston,
and J. W. Lathrope, Richmond, Va.,
arranging for the national convention
of the order to bo held in this city in
July. They secured the Morris Guards'
armory for holding sessions of the order
for grand olllcers' headquarters at the
United States hotel. Exalted Ruler
Hay said to the United Press corres
pondent, when questioned nbout the
controversy which has caused dissen
sion In the order:
"The public has gained a wrong con
ception of the extent of the defection
existing In the order through the clat
ter raised by the dissatisfied. Secre
tary Reynolds had reported to me that
lodges representing 21,000 of the 2G.00O
members of the organization had de
cided to send delegates to the Atlantic
City convention and will uphold Its ac
tions. The so-called meeting of grand
officers, to held at Buffalo on May 20, Is
purely fictitious. Such a meeting Is a
voluntary one on the part of the dis
satisfied Elks, who opposed the meet
ing of our convention In Atlantic City
a year ago, and met at Jamestown, N.
Y. Such a meeting, I understand. It Is
stated, will be. for the ostensible pur
pose of restoring harmony, but Its pur
pose In fact Is otherwise, and the meet
ing is discountenanced by the grand
lodge ollicera. Notwithstanding the
controversy In the order the growth of
the organzlation has been phenomenal,
not only as to membership, but also In
the way of new lodges Instituted. The
meeting called by the Jamestown dis
sentors for Savannah has been aban
doned. The Atlantic City convention,
I think, will be tho largest in the his
tory of the order."
Vegetation Is Nipped in tho find at .Many
Omaha, Neb., May 12. There was a
heavy fall of frost In Nebraska nnU
western Iowa last night. Gardens were
damaged to some extent, and fruit also
In some sections. Corn and other cereals
were not injured.
Wichita, Kas., May 12. A very light
frost is reported throughout this sec
tion last night. Vegetables and tender
grass were slightly injured, but no dam
age was done to other1 crops.
Brown's Valley, Minn., May 12. This
portion of We3tein Minnesota was vis
ited by the heaviest May frost In many
years last night. What the damage Is
to graden truch, young corn and flax
cannot yet be told. The outlook Is for
another frost tonight.
Dunkirk, N.Y., May 12. At f o'clock
s evening thi'3 city was visited by a
snow Btorm. The nlr Is very cold to
night, and fears of a frost ore general.
Lansing, Mich-, May 12. The mercury
recorded a drop from 91 degress Friday
to 28 this morning. Owing to a clouded
sky the damage was reduced to a mini
mum. Chicago, Way 12. Dispatches from In
terior points In Illinois indicate heavy
frosts tonight. Beyond nipping tender
garden stock no damage is reported.
Louis Bartholomew Expires from Results
of on Accident at Newark.
Newark, N. J., May 1.2. Louis Bar
tholomew, the brakeman Injured In last
night's accident on the Lehigh Valley
railroad, near this city, died this morn
ln. It was not until 2.30 o'clock, four hours
after the accident occurred, that En
gineer Loutzenberger was extricated
from beneath his engine. He was weak
from long and painful imprisonment,
but his Injuries are not fatal. The
others injured in the wreck will re
cover. Engineer Lautzenberger, who lay
under the wreck of his engine for four
hours after the accident on the Lehigh
Valley railroad, near Newark, died this
morning. He came from South Easton,
Spreading rails wrecked a meat and beer
train near M untie, Ind., and a tramp was
cruuhed under the debris.
An unknown robber decapitated J. E.
Nelson, of Scioto county, O., in his store
boat, and escaped with his booty.
Tennessee 'house of representatives re
fused by a decisive vote to appropriate
$300,000 for a state centennial exposition.
After seven months of secresy, the dis
appearance of Dr. R A. Stnsabaugh, a
Mlddletown (N. Y.) dentist, with fciu.OOO Is
made known.
By shadowing the mistress of Henry
Sehultz, bookkeeper, who stole 12,700 from
a New York firm, police caught him at
their mooting place.
A cyclone struek Medford, Wis., Thurs
day night, wrecking the now Hotel Win
chester and tho fair groundB buildings, In-
vovllng a Iobs of $15,000.
Worry ' over a $10,000 damage suit,
brought for killing Theodore Warren,
caused the death of Jamas Davis, of Sum
mltvllle, N. Y., from heart failure.
Sanguine Observers Believe That
There Is Yet Hope for Cuba.
Within Ten Days tho Situation on tho
Island of Inrcst Appears to
Have Been Changcd-Tho
Maccos in Command,
Santiago Do Cuba, May 4. Spain is
throwing troops Into the province of
Santiago at the rate of 2,000 or 3,000 a
week, but the Insurrection is growing
apace. For six weeks following tho
rising of Feb. 24, little progress was
made by the dare-devil patriots, who
took to the woods in squads of from a
dozen to a score, and who lacked arms,
ammunition and Intelligent leadership.
Few of tho whites who went out re
mained when they found themselves
associated with bandits and shiftless
blacks with mulatto leaders. The gov
ernment troops and civil guards sup
pressed Incipient rising In Matanzas,
Puerto Principe and near Havana, and
tho better class of Cubans all over the
Island belittled the movement and said
tho time was not ripe for another war.
In tho eastern district alone did the
men remain In the field and defy the
mother country, but their numbers
grew less Instead of greater, and even
their strongest supporters shook their
heads and said that Cuba would never
bo free. Within ten days the situation
has completely changed, and In Cuban
circles where there was no hope, abso
lute confidence of ultimate success now
prevails. The two Maceos, Antonio
and Jose, nfter terrible hardships
in the mountains and many nar
row escapes from Spanish bullets, have
reached the place from which the In
surgent operations nre to be conducted
and have been Joined by Maximo Go
mez and Jose Marti, who eluded men-of-war
on tho sea and troopn on land.
Confidence in the Leaders.
With these leaders nt the front there
has been a rapid growth In all the In
surgents' bands In this province and
the concentration of forces in the vicin
ity of Jarahuasa this week shows that
Maceo has 3.000 men with him and
there aremeaiiy 2,000 others under arms
In other parts of the province.
After a conference with his chiefs at
Jarahuasa In the mountains, twenty
miles northeast of Songo, Maceo moved
forward, camping one night at the
Rloempe plantation and passing on to
ward Santa Ann, where he now Is with
a force variously estimated at from
2,000 to 4,000. General Campos has
been expected here for three days. The
cutting of telegraph lines inland leaver
all of the north coaft cities outside of
communication, and the government Is
now talking about laying a cable
around the Island.
There are ten cases of yellow fever
In the hospital here. The patients are
nil soldiers. About three die every week
now from the fever. At Guantanamo
the hospital Is full of soldiers. Most
of them have an Intermittent fever.
Exposure to the night air and rain in
the interior brings It on.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 12. A special
from Tampa, Fla., says: Private ad
vices received hero from the Cuoan
revolutionary leaders say a big battle
was fought at Boryey, Province iof
Puerto Principe, between Gomez, the
Cuban leader, and Salcede, the Spanish
commander. Gomez was victorious,
annihilating the Spanish troops, killing
and capturing more than 1,000 men, and
great quantities of ammunition and
army stores. The battle lasted four
hours and was hard fought.
Men from the plantations are Joining
tho Insurgents hourly and all work In
the outlying provinces Is at a stand
The Cuban patriots here are Jubilant
over the news.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 12. A cable
gram from Key West says: An active
movement has been noticed among the
prominent Cubans In this city. It was
reported today by Cuban leaders here
that upwards of 100 carrier pigeons will
be used by filibustering expeditions. A
battle was fought by Gomez and Santo-
cildes on May 8. The Spanish troops
were defeated with 1,100 loss. Tho
Cubans lost 400. Gomez continues his
march through Camaguey.
Several suspicious taoklng vessels are
reported off Santiago. It Is supposed
they are landing expeditions and arms.
Thirty Persons Aro Poisoned at Mrs
Kcisliifjcr's Hni'jiim.
Beaver Falls, Fa., May 12. Word of
a terrible case of poisoning has Just
reached here from Brady's Run, back
of this place. Yesterday afternoon Mrs.
Mary Relslnger, a widow, hid a barn
raising, wnlch was attended by about
thirty neighbors. In the evening a
dance was held and among other re
freshments served was five gallons of
Ice cream which had been mnde on the
farm. The guest3 consumed the en
tire amount and during the night all be
came seriously ill.
Phyrlclnns from this place, Roches
ter anl New Brighton were summoned
and have been In attendance since. All
the sick persons are still alive, but It
Is feared that several will die. An ex
amination of the ice cream showed
that It had been poisoned. How the
poison got in the cream Is unknown,
but the supposition, is that the vanilla
with which it was flavored contained
the poison.
Mrs. Davis Meets Death W'hllo on Her
Way to Church.
Rockvllle, Ind., May 12. Mrs. Jesse
Davis was fatally shot by her divorced
husband todny. The tragedy occurred
while Mrs. Davis was on her way to
Davis then wen home, took morphine
and shot himself under tho left eye.
He will recover.
Encouraging Reports Aro Kocolvcd from
Western Pcnnsvlvnln.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 12. The Times
tomorrow will print dispatches from all
points in western Pennsylvania, east
ern Ohio and West Virginia, on the
business situation. These dispatches
show that business Is booming ait every
point heard from and that confidence In
tho future seems fully restored. Nat
since the spring of 1S93 has such activ
ity been noticed. The revival Is not
confined to any one line of Industry,
but all classes of manufacture and
trade feel the good effects. Old works
that have been Idle for two years or
more are resuming; plants that have
been operating on part time have .in
creased working forces, and numerous
mills have advanced the price of labor.
In the vicinity of Pittsburg alone
oven 10,000 workmen received an ad
vance in wages during the past week.
Governor Turncy's Subjects Exhibit Signs
of Disapproval.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 12. News
was received here today that people of
Unicoi county, In tho eastern part of
the state, last night hanged and burned
Governor Turner In effigy n.t the county
seat. This was done because the al
leged partisan election committee
threw out ten out of the twelve ejection
districts In that county, three-fourths
of the vote of the county being for Ev
ans. There were many women and chil
dren present and the affair passed off
In a very orderly way.
They See No Itcnson Why Treason Should
lie Honored.
Indianapolis Ind., May 12. Phil H.
Sherldon Grand Army of the Republic
post of this city has adopted the follow
ing resolution:
Resolved, In reference to the unveiling
of tho Chicago monument In honor of tho
Confederate dead that will command the
heart and thought of a great section of our
people who seek honor and perpetuate the
memory of the dead of the sunny south
who sleep !n graves away from homo by
erecting u marble shaft above their ashes,
wo deprecate nnd from loyal hearts con
demn any purpose or Intent'on, if such
exist, to weave a laurel wreath about the
brows of treason In thus honoring tho
dead by settiir; forth ney defense of tho
cause for which they dlc-J.
Fort Worth, Texss, May 12. At a
regular meeting of Sherman Po-st,
Grand Aftny of the Republic, of Cran
bury, yesterday, strong resolutions con
demning the utterances of Commander
Thayer, of Massachusetts, In criticising
the unveiling of a confederate monu
ment in Chicago were unanimously
Such actions wore characterized as
"unwise, unkind and unpatriotic."
Tho Scrroits Nine Feet l ong Fought Be-
fore Being Killed.
Straus?stown, Pa., May 11. Two
blacksnakes, eneh nine feet long, were
killed on Abraham N. De Turk's farm
yesterday after a hard battle. Mr. De
Turk nnd his hired man, William Claus
es, were working In a field when the
former saw a huge reptile. He attempt
ed to kill it, but the great snake ran
toward him and tried to coil around his
He called Clauser and they finally
slaughtered their foe. In a few min
utts the mate of the dead snake, which
was equally large, was encountered. It
also showed fight, but was dispatched
with clubs.
Alonzo Miller Desires to llcnr Music at
linllroad Crossings.
Omaha, Neb., Mny 12. Alonzo IJ.
Miller, a farmer of Lyons, Neb., has be
gun suit against the St. Paul, Minne
apolis and Omaha Railway company
for $78,000 for failure of the company's
engines to whistle for each crossing.
For such failure a Nebraska statute
Imposes a penalty of $500. and Mr,
Miller noted 1,578 times on which the
engines passed the crossing without
whistling, from May 4, to August 9, 1S!M.
The case will be a test of the law.
Many Aro Curious as to How lie Obtained
a Large Portion of Florida.
Tallahasse, Fin., May 12. There is a
movement on foot for a legislative In
vestigation of the transaction by which
4,000,000 acres of Florida land were
transferred to Hamilton Dlsston, of
W. D. Bloxham, who Is now comp
troller, was governor at the time the
land was transferred, nnd there are
sensational rumors afloat relative to
the matter.
A Farm Hand Attacked by a Col
ony. Cape May, N. J., May 12. Daniel Car
son, working on the Van Gilder farm,
at Goshen, was attacked by a colony of
blacksnakes, one of them measuring
six feet nine Inches long.
CarEon was armed with a hoe, and,
luckily for him, he was well prepared
for a conflict which migj-.t have had a
different, termination. He succeeded
in killing the entire brood.
Sheridan Drops I'cnd.
Special to the Scrnnton Triiune.
Pittston, May 12.-1. J. Sheridan, keeper
e ra.ianr,nl nt thp West Knd. whllo
talking with somo friends nbout 7.30 thin
evening suddenly sark Into a clinlr and
died In a few seconds. BherlJnn was
about 3S years old and was unmarried.
Gall Hamilton.
Washington, Mny 12.-Mis Moiy A.
Dodge (Gull Hamilton) who was reported
to have suffered a stroke of paralysis, I
not seriously 111. Mrs. Truxton Beule said
this evening that Miss Dodgo was sick,
but that her illness was onlyjho result of
Yonnir Oueen Wilhrminn of Holland
and the Queen Regent left London for
With military honors the funeral of
Field Marshal Von Pnpe took place at
The Prince of Wales has accepted the
chancellorship of tho newly-founded
Welsh university.
For his victories In the Philippines Gen
eral Blanco, the povernor of the Islands,
will be raised to the rank of marshal.
In mldocenn. a steerage passenger
named Stupel. on the Adriatic, from New
York to Liverpool, Jumped overboard.
To a Question In the Hungarian diet
Premier Hanffy declared that the govern
'ment would not tolerate any tamperln.j
with Its authority.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; norther
ly winds.
We call spmial attention to the following
spnclal numbers in GO WKS:
A Tucked Yoke Muslin
Ruffle Gown,
At 69c. eacl
Embroidered Yoke Cam
bric Gowns, 98c,
Former price, $1.2
Empire, Square Neck,
Embroidered Ruffle
Gown, $1.15,
Recent price' $1.5i
"Tlhe Fedora," Cambric
Gown, Square Neck,
Handsomely trimmed,'
$ 3 , II S, Recent price, $ 1 .6 J
Skirts In great variety,
The Umbrella Skirts,
Handsomely trimmed
with Lace and Em
broidery, from
$1.75 to $7.50 each
Specials la Children'! Gowni, Drawen and
Undorwaiflta. Also
Children's Gingham Dremez ana Boys' Gal
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( yott will appreclcte their Talus,
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