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EIGHT TAGES G4 COLUMNS.
SCBANTON, TA., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
HAS STRUCK THE PRICES ON OUR
SUN IW1BRKLLA AND PARASOL
STOCK. IT HASN'T AFFECTED
STYLES OR QAULTTIES IN THE
LEAST, BUT IT HAS MADE HIY
I.NO SO MUCH EASIER, THAT
IN THESE DAYS OF TROPICAL
HEAT AT HUT SMALL EXPENSE.
OUR ASSORTMENT IS STILL EX
CELLENT. AND SOME LATE AIl
KIVALS HAVE BEEN THROWN IX
WITH THE REST IN THE UEN
ERAL MARK DOWN.
LATE BUYERS WILL APPRE
CIATE THIS FACT, AND AS THE
SAVINGS IX THE PRICE IS VERY
MARKED. SELLING SHOULD
MOVE ALONG AT A LIVELY GAIT.
ABOUT PARASOLS AND SUN
SHADES IX PRINT. FOR THEIR
SELECTION IS ALL A MATTER OF
WHIM AND FANCY, BUT IT MAT
TERS LITTLE HOW YOUR TASTE
MAY RUN, WE CAN SATISFY IT.
IN COLORED CHTNA SILK PARA
SOLS, CORRECT IN SHAPE,
SHADES AND STICKS. AND HIGH
GRADE AT EVERY POINT
With One Ruffle, $1.93.
With Two Ruffles, $2.39.
With Three Ruffles, $2.79.
ABOUT ONE-THIRD MORE WOULD
IiE A FAIR VALUE.
WE OFFER A VERT SPECIAL
VALUE IN WHITE CHINA SILK
PARASOLS, WITH WHITE ENAM
EL STICKS AND RICH DRESDEN
HANDLES. ON LY A FEW DOZEN
OF THEM, AND THEY WON'T LAST
2G-INCH BLACK GLORIA SILK SUN
UMBRELLAS. NATURAL STICKS,
INLAID DRESDEN HANDLES, ETC.;
VERY LIGHT AND SERVICEABLE.
Tie Latest aid
IS THE LADIES' GRTP SACK UM
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IT'S READY FOR SERVICE. WHEN
YOU DON'T WANT IT, STOW IT
AWAY IN YOUR GRIP, SATCHEL
OR HANDBAG. ITS A GREAT IDEA,
AND A GOOD ONE. BLACK AND
Prices $3 to $5
' NO TIME TO SAY MORE. LOOKING
BY YOU MUST DO THE REST.
SURD FIGHT FOR SILVER
Western Senators Unable to Gain the
Endorsement of National League.
OTHER NATTERS CONSIDERED
Major Worrcii Seconds tlio Nomination
of General Ale Vlpiii-Kx-Scnntor Mil
ler's Address -Tho Hlf? llanu.uct
in tho livening.
Special to tho Scranton Tillnine,
Cleveland, June 20. Tho committee
on resolutions have been having heated,
sessions all day and at this hour have
Tailed to rendu any agreement. It Is
undcrs-tood, however, that they have
about determined to report In
the inornintr a resolution taking
from this convention as out of place
any discussion on the silver question.
United States Senator Dubois, of Ida
ho, and Carter, of Montana, have been
working In every way possible to se
cure a different outcome, and a declara
tion by the convention In favor of free
coinage ait the 10 to 1 raitlo. They have
Major Warren, of our delegation, wns
one of the seconders today of General
McAlpin's nomination to the presidency
of th K-astue. Major Penman und
PiMlhoiKttaiy Pryur leave tonl;,ht for
h.nie. 'Ih'J rest of the Luzerne and
Lackawanna delegation remain over
for the Until Fission of the convention
in the morning. Kx-Sen.itur Miller, of
New York, addressed the convention
this morning most entertainingly.
The banquet tonight to the delegate
given by the people of Cleveland was
a-great success, lli.OUO dlegates sitting
down 'to a .delightful dinner, after
which speeches were delivered by tiu
bent orators of the convention.
A FT Kit NO ON SESSION.
Election of president sinJ Oilier I.cnguo
Cleveland, O., June -20. At the open
ing of the afternoon se.-::a.m letters and
telegraJiis were read fio::i prominent
persons declining the invitation to be
The roll of states was called nnd
those who did not have a chance to In
troduce resolutions In the morning
came to the front In the afternoon.
Chairman Nasle, of the committee on
time and place, reorted the, members
had agreed to recommend Milwaukee
as the next place of meeting, the time
to be fixed by the executive committee
some time after that of the national
party convention. .
The commit'tee on resolutions not yet
being ready to report, the rules were
i'lispf nded and the league proceeded to
the election of officers.
George K. Green, of Ne-w York, nomi
nated Adjutant General dC. A. McAlpin
for the presidency.
The mention of General McAlpin's
name was the signal for tremendous
cheering, ar.d after the nomination was
seconded, the rules were suspended and
the election made unanimous.
For secretary John F. Burns, of Den
ver, and William Grant Kdlns, of
Springfield, 111., vice-president of the
Illinois league, were nominated. The
proceeding!- were interrupted nt this
Juncture by the entrance of General
MeAlpIn, who received an enthusiastic
General McAlpin, In concluding his
addess to the convention, said: "While
I am privileged to be at the head of this
great organization there should be but
one motto, 'Hard workt thorough or
ganization, Republican success.'
"Republican league clubs to accom
plish the greatest good must maintain
an active organization throughout the
entire year. They must increase the
knowledge of Republican principles and
render more stirring the enthusiasm of
Republican workers. Itepre?entatlve
government cannot be secured by the
mere wording of a written constitu
tion." The convention adjourned until to
morrow without finishing the election
Scene t tho llnnoiiet Itnll.
The 1,1 SO delegates to tho convention
of the National Republican- league of
r-lubs was seated nt a banquet by the
Ijcal league members tonight. The
mammoth Arcade building, the largest
."Irueture of Hs kind In tho world, was
the Beene of the fete. The interior dec
orations were gorgeous. They were
made up of various colored electric
lights and bunting and tropical plants
The upper balconies of the building,
with a Keating capacity of several thou
sand, were crowded with- onlookers.
The Iowa state band and a large or
chestra furnished ilhe music. The ban
quet was also-enllvcned by the glee club
of the league.
A gold watch and $1,000 In money
were stolen from General McAlpin, the
newly elected president, on his arrival
DID NOT GET A NIRBLE.
Senator Ouny's Pishing Trip Is Without
Atlantic 'City, N. J., June 20. Senator
Quay packed his grip this morning and
Is In readiness to take the first outward
train for Philadelphia in the morning.
He had expected when ho started on a
Hshing trip today to spend another day
In his favorite sport, but on 'lila re
turn there were a dozen telegrams
awaiting his perusal and one of them
was of such importance that It caused
him to give orders to Captain Hon Sooy,
the sailing master on his fishing trips,
to 'make Immediate Arrangements for
The senator wim out nearly all day
In the surf angling for drum fish, but
he failed to get a single one, not even a
nlble, so Captain Sooy says.
SPAIN IS ALARMED.
I'iftccn Thousand Insurgents 'Making
Things Lively nt Cnhti.
Jacksonville, Pla., June 20. A speclnl
from Tampa, Fla says: Passengers
by the Mascotte bring news which, If
true, is important. It ia currently re
ported hi Havana that Martinez Cam
pos has been sh-jt by a Cuban py by
the name of I'uerta Sanchez, who after
wards Jumped overboard and swam to
shore amidst a shower of bullets from
a man of wur. They further stato thnt
there are Ui.OUO Insurgents in the Held,
aimed and equipped, and that these
forces have been divided up Into differ
ent squads and sent to occupy vantage
points from Santiago across to Cn
nmguey. It Is ulso stated by passengers
that another exiedItion has landed
from South America, 'bringing to Max
lino tlomez $250.01)0 in cash, largo stores
of guns find ammunition.
Spain Is evidently alarmed at the
situation and Is massing her forces on
the Island to quell the swelling tide of
JIK. QUAY A DKLECATE.
Will Represent Ills District at Itepubllcnti
State Convention Presidential Possi
bilities. Pittsburg, Pa., Juno 20. It was form
ally announced by ex-Congressman C.
C. Townst nd, of Heaver county; to
night, that United States Senator Quay
Ih to be a delegate to the Republican
state convention nnd an active candi
date for the chairmanship of the state
central committee. Mr. Townsend Is a
warm personal friend of the senator
and knows whereof he speaks. AVilllam
iMuulds, of Rochester, who was elected
a delegate to tho state convention,
formally executed papers today making
Senator Quay his proxy to the conven
tion. This, It Is stated, will be done In
accordance to the wishes of Senator
Quay and Irs friends.
This will not only make Senator Quay
a delegate to ttlio convention, but also
an active member for the chairmanship
of th state central committee. Mr.
Quay's a t In seeking th. chairmanship
is to line up the state for the next
prcf Idci.tlal campaign and to letirn
whether his vl'.-ws or tlioss of David
Martin, of Philadelphia, are to H-hape
ewi'.us toward that end. If Senator
Quay can control a majority of dele
gates he will likely have the say as to
who shall be Pennsylvania's choice In
th next presidential campaign. Ex
Congressnwin Townsend, In speaking
of MeKinley ami Iled, tonight, paid
that Senator Quay liked both gentle
men, but did msl know which of tha two
the senator would choose. Asked
about the alleged breach between C. L.
Magee nnd Mr. Quay, Congressman
Townsend raid he did net think there
was any serious trouble between the
C. L. Magee arrived home from the
east tonight and In relation to the
chairmanship said he was for the re
election of Chairman Gllkeson.
HONORS AT GETTYSBURG.
Prizes Awarded nt tho Sixty-Third Com
mencement. Gettysburg, Pa., June 20. The sixty
third annual commencement of Gettys
burg college occurred today with the
graduation of a class of thirty-four
members. The principal prizes award
First honor, Kosonq C. Wright, of
Mtadowdale, N. Y., and Moritz G. Kctlss,
Amsterdam, N. Y. ; Junior Latin prize,
David K. Rice, Chambersburg, Pa.;
sophomore mothematlcal prize, Henry
W. Hikle, Gettysburg, Pa.; Muhlenburg
free'hman prize, Ralph L. Smith, Pitts
burg. The board of trustees conferred de
grees of doctor of divinity upon Rev.
John Wanner, of Hazleton, Pa.; Rev.
Francis Painter, of Roanoke college,
Salem, Va.; and William F. Klster, of
EIGHT WITH A MADMAN.
Calls a Alan Out of lied Only to Heat
Khr-mokln, Pa., June 20. The home of
D. 1). Long, near here, was visited this
mori.lng by an unknown madman.
About 3.30 o'clock the household was
awakened by a loud knocking. Mr.
Long hurriedly went downstairs,
opened the door and was confronted
by the lunatic, who knocked him down.
The family rushed to Long's assistance,
and tho maniac lied to the spring house,
where he was afterward tied with ropes
after a hard fight.
Shot hy a Tramp.
Lancaster, Pa., Juno 20 James Calla
han, an ex-constablo of Columbia, while
aiding an ofllcer to arrest a party of
tramps enrly this morning, was shot by
ono of the tramps. The ball went through
tho Jaw, lodging back of tho ear and in
flicting a very serious wound. The
tramps made their escape.
Spanish Troops Retired.
Rnntlngo de Culm, June 20. A sr-rious en
counter between tho Hpniilsh troops and a
band of Insurgents took place nears La.ies
In tho province of Glbara today. The
Spanish troc.ps wen u i.ililn to hold th.-lr
position und were compelled to retire wlh
Ilnricd at tho Stripping.
Hn7.leton, Pa., June 20. Peter Pemorlt
and Adam Luwsusky were killed nt tho
Kckley stripping this afternoon. A big
clod of earth which overhung the open
ing In which the men were at work be
came dislodged and fell, burying thvin
Hoth woro married. ,
Dig nam Hurried.
York, Pn., Juno 20. The largo bnrn and
outbuildings owned by Jesse Deurdorff,
eight miles northwest of this clly, were
destroyed by an Incendiary lire at an early
hour this morning. Six hnrsis, nine hend
of cattle unci twelve hogs perished In thy
Harms. The loss will reach jr.,0uo.
CONDENSED STATE TOPICS.
While stealing a rido on a freight trnln
at Shiiinoltln, I'M ward Henry was killed.
I'oltsville school board received a check
for JlK.oiK) as Us sliaro of the state ap
propriations. Of the 1,2Tifl persons on the Schuylkill
county mercantile license lint only KKi
havo tnken out their certllleales.
A mnn supposed to be C. J. Ilnll, No.
5212 Lancaster avonue, Philadelphia, was
locked up at Reading while Insane,
A decision at llurrlsburg in a case by
Deputy Atlorney General lOlkln Is to the
effect that olllcea of notary public, and
chief burgess are not Incompatible.
Secretary of War Lnmont named Lieu
tenant Colonels William S. Worth anil
Harry C. Kgbert, Sixth Infantry, Unllod
States army, to Inspect the Pennsylvania
National guard at Us annual encampment
at Saratoga, Mount Gretna and Glen
OPENING OF BALTIC CANAL
The Great Katcr Way Is Dedicated
with Hrilliunt Ceremonies.
GUAM) l'AKAUB OP STEAMEKS
Crowned Mends of lanopo Among tho
Passengers An Ovation to tho line
pcror of tiermuny Order
Kiel, June 20. With, imperial pon p
and ceremony, and amid the plaudits
of thousands upon thousands of people,
thl great canal comieottng the ltaltic
and North Bias was open.'d to com
merce today. The weather was perfect,
and the Inauguration ceremony was
highly successful, save in one particu
lar, the grounding In the canal of the
North German Lloyd steamer Kulser
Wlllhelm II, one of the vessels that
took part In the naval parade. She
took bottom near Levensau, near the
eastern extremity of the canal, but she
got off without damage. At 3 o'clock
this morning the dispatch boat Grille
entered the- lock nt ISrunsbuttel, the
western extremity of the canal nnd
went through as a scout, examining th.
banks and locks, and taking sound
ing:) In order to prevent, It possible, tho
occurrence of an accident when the.
great parade navigated the canal to
Long before the hour art for the
rt-artlng of the parade every available
space along the river front was packed
by eager crowds, all anxious to see the
emperor, the German princes and the
other royal personages, than which a
larger gathering has never been seen
in this pant of the empire.
The scene, as the emperor and four of
Ills eldest Bonn drove along the river
front hist evening to embark on the
Imperial yacht llohenzollern, was ono
to be hang remembered. Everything
callable of being decorated bore masses
of flagu and varl-colorcd bunting, nnd
the crowd filled with holiday fervor,
cheered incessantly U3 the emperor
and princes passed. The Hohenzollern.
passed Into the western waiter gate at
3.15 o'clock this morning.
As the Hohenzollern passed Into the
canal, the entrance to wlil,:h was be-tlaggi-d
at every point, a salute was
tired by a park of artillery stationed a
little distance from the entrance to the
lock, while the soldiery, composed of
cavalry. Infantry and pioneers, lining
both banks, presented arms. At the
same time a military band played the
German national anthem.
An Ovation to the Kmpcror.
The approaches were crowded with
military, students, visitors and resi
dents of the vicinity, who cheered
loudly. The emperor was on deck nnd
he bowed in response to the ovation he
received, exhibiting much emotion.
The Hohenzollern nt 4 o'clock cut the
th.vead which hud been stretched across
the entrance to the canal, and began
her passage through to Kiel, the bands
on shore playing national airs and the
The other vessels in the. procession
followed In this order:
The yacht Kalsradler having on
board Prince Lultpold, regent of Ha
varia, the King of Saxony, the King of
Wurte-mlierg, und Grand Duke Alix, of
Russia. Then came the north German
Lloyd steamer, Kaiser Wllhelm II,
with the German princes and the foreign-
nmbassador." and ministers; the
Lensahn, with the Duke of Oldenburg;
the Hritish Royal yacht Osborne, with
the Duke of York, representing QuXn
Victoria; the Italian royal yacht Sa
vola, with the Duke of Genoa, repre
senting King Humbert; the Austrian
torpedo catcher Trahaut, with Arch
Duke Charles Stephen, representing
Emperor Francis Joseph ; thp Hamburg
American line steamer Augiiyta Vic
toria, with the members of the Hundes
rath and of the diplomatic corps; the
same line's steamer Columbia, with
members of the r Ichstag; the North
German Lloyd's steamer Trave, also
with members of the reich.tag nnd the
Prussian landtag, and the Hamburg
American line steamer Rhaetla, with
members of the rclchslag and landtag.
The warships steamed through in this
Grille, A-rclhuni, Sureouf Orolust
GroKinstohy, Manures De Ensenada,
K.dda, Viking,' Marblehead, Mircea,
Hecla, Alkmaar. The rear of the pro
cession was brought up by the Turkish
Tho AlnrMchoad Sails.
At 1.30 o'clock last night every one
who- expected to go through the canal
on tho American eruittc-r Marblehead,
wns on board that vessel, though she
did not leave her berth until this morn
ing. The Marblehead sailed slowly
down the Kibe and anchored at Hruns
butlel tit 0 o'clock, awaiting her turn
to go Into the canal.
The Marblehead Is very popular, ow
ing to the fact that her ofllcers h ive
shown every possible courtesy to vis
itors, and she was cheered last evening
by the occupants of hundreds of Bteam
and elcctrlo launches and thousands of
people on shore.
At 11.30 p. m. llohonzollern was In
night of the Holtenau locks, at the east
rnd of the canal. The Immense crowd
of people who had assembled on the
Holtemau fostplat. to witness the spec
tacle set up a mighty cheer as the Im
perial yocht was sighted.
Five minutes later she had steamed
up to the locks, which she entered tit
12.35. The emperor stood upoti the high
bridge, beyond the ma.rtm.'ist, attired
In the full uniform of an admiral of the
German navy, (suggesting the well
known picture "With full steam
ahead." Tho bands of tho regular and
veteran troops struck up "Hell d'er
Rlegerkranz," which the Kaiser ac
knowledged by a salute.
Imperial Salute I'lrcd.
At 12:40 all the ships In the bay fired
an Imperial salute. It was a grand
epectacle. On each side of the lock was
drawn up a company of the First Foot
guards of Potsdam, with a band, nnd a
company of the Kalserins Flensburg
regiment were lined on the north shore
In front of the hn.-bor ofllca, with the
marine bands. The admirals and Ben-
crals stood upon the center ramparts
which d!vlden the sections of tho lock.
Immense crowds kept up continuous
chewing as the Hohenzollern passed
through . and went to 'her anchorage,
followed by the Kulseradler. The har
bor-was teeming with pleasure boats
of every description, which swarmed
about the warships, tho American ves
sels receiving their full share of atten
tion. As the Kniser Wllhelm was passing a
point near Levensau she ran aground,
compelling all the vessels behind her
to stop. She got alloat later and ar
rived at Kiel at S o'clock,, followed at
short intervals by the other vessels tak
ing part in the procession. A largo
number of llrltlsh und German soldiers
were given shore leave this evening and
are enjoying themselves hugely in the
fashion of sailor men.
PROOF AGAINST DEATH.
David Murphy, However, Is at Last
I ntully Injured.
Chester, Pa., June 20. Having been
run over by a heavily loaded oil barrel
wagon and then crushed by a falling
wull of a house which was being torn
down, David Murphy, of Trainer, lived
to be kicked In the face by a horse, lioth
Jaw bones were broken and the roof of
the mouth split, through which his
brains protruded. Dr. Crothers, who
attends him, says Murphy cannot re
cover. . .
SENT TO A CI GAX N.IS0X.
brutal Treatment Accorded the Crow of
tho Emily Hood, a West India Sugar
Philadelphia, June 20. Six sailors,
who were discharged yesterday from
the ship Kmily Reed, now unloading
sugar at the Spreckels sugar refinery
In this city, today went before United
States Commissioner Craig, cluimed
American citizenship and cited their
late captain, K. W. 'Simmons, to ap
pear before the com'missioner tomorrow
and show cause why he should not pay
each of them $45 In wages. The sailors,
whose names are James Conn ie, Peter
Jailis, Isaac G. Isaacson, Cornelius
O'llrlen, Theodore Nelson and Albert
Schultz, and who were accompanied by
Lawyer Joseph P.rlntoiv -and Agent At
kinson, of the Seamen's union, told a
story of starvation, overwork and cap
tivity in a Cuban prison.
The men shipped on the Reed from
New York April 2 last, for San Fugus,
Cuba, being engaged at $IS per month.
From the beginning of the voyage, the
men claim, they were fed on suit her
ring and decomposed pork, and when
Sail Fugus was reached, on April 27,
this diet was continued. Being com
pelled to work at loading sugar from 5
a. m. until K.30 p. m., and the diet not
being Improved, the seamen rebelled
and complained to Captain Simmons.
The captain took them before the act
ing United States consul, who, due sail
ors say, remundetl them to Jail, where
they were chained to a long bar and
made to lie upon a stone lloor. Twice a
day Spanish soldiers would bestir them
with bayonet:) and put them to work in
the Jail. The lncareeratton lasted for
twenty-five days and then when he
landing of the ship had been complete1?!,
the half dozen sallore were compelled
to sail on the Keed to this port, which
was reached on- Tuesday.
Seaman O'Brien stated today that
yesterday, when, he nnd his companions
aked Captain Simmon for their wages,
the captain declared that they had for
feited their pay. The commissioner
will hear the case tomorrow. K
Two Freight Trains Come Togothcr Near
Altoona, Ta., June 20. Neglect of or
ders given the operator at Harree, on
the middle division, of the Pennsylvania
railroad, to reserve a certain track Tor
the east bound freight and allowing a
west bound train to enter the track, re
sulted at 1.30 o'clock this morning in a
head-mi collision between two freights
near thut place.
Doth engines and twenty-eight cars
were piled up and Engineers S. C. Shull
and S. D. Rogle, borh of Harrisburg,
were severely injured. Two tramps,
steullng rides, were also Injured. All
have been brought to the hospital in
WILL GO ON THE STAGE.
Chicago's Captain Admits He lias Ac
cepted lloyt's Offer.
Washington, June 20. Captain An
pon, of the Chicago Rase Hall club, be
fore he left Washington tonight tacitly
admitted that he had accented an offer
from Charles Hoyt to play a pant In
a base ball farce to be put on the stage
next winter by Hoyt and MclCeo. Mr.
Hoyt has already written the play, but
It Is only within the last week that the
offer has been made to Anson.
Captain Alison was not inclined to
talk about his new venture ns a thes
plan und Intimated that the negotia
tions had not yet been made air-tight.
TOTS DRINK POISON.
They Wcro Pretending to lio Doctors
After Uclng Sick.
Pottstown, Pa., June 20. Two little
chrdien of Henry L. Roberts swal
lowed a quantity of laudanum, which Is
llely to prove fatal to both. The lit
tlo ones were playing doctor, having
Juat recovered from measles, and were
drinking sugar and water.
After f time one of them took a bot
tle of laudanum from a closet and emp
tied some of the contents Into the mix
ture and they drank lit. ,
A court decision has closed every saloon
In Dubuque, In.
In a lit of despondency, Bradley O.
Schley, a young Milwaukee lawyer, Bhot
Western claimants of the famous An
neko Juns estate, alleged to be worth $350,
O00,iHHI, are In convention at Omaha.
-While nttnmpting to arrest a crlmlnnl
near Tuhlequuh, I. T., Zeke Proctor, for
merly a noted Cherokee outlaw, was shot
For alleged swindling of tho government
out of $1,001) ttii pension money, Francis
Rhoailcs, a rich farmer of Macon City,
Gil., Is under arrest.
Republican Governor Morrill, of Kansas,
has been sustained by the court in his re
moval of Populist Chasa from tho peni
Roudsmon of City Treasurer Pollen, cf
Omuha, learned by Investigating his hooks
that ho was not a defaulter, but had ad
vanced $!t.000 to employes.
The Jury In the case of William Cnosar,
the New York negro charged with the
murder of his common-law wife, Mary
Martin, rendered a verdict of murder In
the Hint degree.
SENSATION AT BUFFALO
Conspiracy to Defraud Insurance
Companies Is Inearthed.
PROMINENT HANKERS ACCUSED
Two llrotliers Confess Thut They Wcro
Hired to Hiirn Ilulldings Heavily In
surcd Wcnthy lenn Van
Citizens in Trouble
P.ulTalo, Juno 20. Disclosures of a
sensational character. Implicating a
trusted bank president and prominent
citizens of the Interior of the state In
a conspiracy to defraud insurance com
panies by sitting lire to a, mult houws In
Point Yaii has been brought to light in
connection with a, civil action which
came up In the United States circuit
court now in session in Canaiiilulgu.i.
Morris F. Sheppard, president of the
Yates County National bank, a wealthy
and Influential citizen of Perm Yan, and
a prominent politician, Is charged with
being the chief operator lit the alleged
fraud, and Charles H. Rush, on exten
sive merchant of Penn Yan, Is alleged
to have been a party to the conspiracy.
D. C. nnd Wm. Hubbard, brothers, who
live In the sumo village, are also
named as defendants In the nction.
These two brothers confessed to havlnrr
been hired by Hanker Sheppard for a
consideration of J20D to burn the in
sured buildings, nnd lire charged in the
complainant with having actually set
lire to said buililings on Jan. 2, lVJi.
The nction in question was brought
by the Aetna Insurance company
against the above-named four defend
ants to recover its share, $:;l,402.S2, of
the Insurance money paid on -the fire.
Five other Insurance companies Issued
Insurance, the aggregate nmount being
$24,700. Similar suits will be begun by
each of the other companies.
The prominence of the men attach'S
great importance to th.. case. Every
effort was made to suppress the mut
ter. FATE OF FRANK LENZ.
Foolhardy Bicyclist Wns Murdered hy
WnF-hlngto'it, June 20. The first defi
nite Information concerning the fate of
Frank Lenz, the mist ing cyclist, who
was traveling around thr world, was
received at the slate department today
in a cable messagi from Mr. Terrell, the
United States minister " Turkey, dat
ed at Pern, the diplomatic section of
Constantinople. Mr. TrrroH's dispatch
"llrK.lsh counsel -ait Erzeroum Informs
ms that Lenz. the cyclist, wns mur
dered near Dahar by live Kurds, whoso
names he gives. Arrest and punish
ment demand 'd by me at the Sublime
Porte, and tho co-oiK-ratlon of P.ritish
On the reco!;it of the mesrngo th?
seeri.tary of ttato sent telegrams to
Mrs. Len:;, the mother of the cyclist,
who resides near Pittsburg, Pa., and to
the editor of the New York Magazine
for whom Lenz was traveling, giving
th'em information contained In the
Frank L 117. was last heard from nlive
at Ta.rbii!, In Persia, According tn a
litter received from him by Outing he
left that place on his wheel In April,
1.194, for K'oroum, In Armenia, 20 miles
distant, where he Intended to have a
check cashed. Time passed and unfil
ing was heard from the young man,
and In September of last year tlu state
department was asked to endeavor to
flsoeitaln his fate. According to one
story he had been seen by two Turkish
soldiers riding along nil Armenian road
on his machine nnd a dispute arose be
tween them as to whether the strange
object was man or devil. To settle Cie
controversy they fired at the cycllnt
and he fell from his wheel. Da1t.tr, the
name given In Mr, Terrell's message,
does not npppnr on any maps nt th
relate department, and It Is believed
that Deger Is the place meant. Deger
Is about linty miles ear.t of Kzeroum.
showing that Lenz had completed most
of that stage of his Journey whon he
met his death.
I'E A U Y S EX PF.l) I T I ON .
Post Winter Has llccn I-nvoraMo for
Journeys to tho North Pole.
.Philadelphia, June 20. That the past
winter In tlreenlaiid was unusually mild
nnd that everything favored Lleulen
nnt Peary's expedition to the far north
was the news brought to thii- city today
by the barks Silicon and Salinn, the
first of the licet of Kvrollte traders to
arrive from Ivlgtut. Although Eskimos
were seen who had Journeyed well up In
the vicinity of McCormlck'a Hay, none
of them had seen or heard of Peary or
any other white -men. It is said that
even In nild-wlnter the Greenland coast
wa. not choked with ice, as Us usual,
while the brilliancy of tho aurora made
the long winter nights almost like day.
Despite the pleasant weather experi
enced In Greenland, the Kyrollte suf
fered Intensely with the cold during the
The first news of the total loss of the
Danish bark, Ice 'nr, from Copenhagen-
for Greenland., was also brought
by the above vo.isels. While near Cape
Desolation, south const of Greenland,
an Iceberg suddenly came down and
crushed her to pieces. For weeks the
crew lived with the Esquimaux until
they reached a Danish settlement, and
were 'taken back to Denmark on the
government steamer Thetis.
All the fleet of Kyrollte carriers were
cufo when the Silicon sailed on May 26.
FATAL SHOOTING AFFRAY.
Two Strangers Attack n I'nrm llonso Ono
Port Jervls, N. Y., June 20. News has
Just been received here from Sussex
county, Montague township, N. J., of a
fatal shooting affray.
At the cross-roads near the river live
two men by tho name of Helm. On
Tuesday night lost two men attacked
the Helm residence, but were driven
awny after a number of shots had been
exchanged. On the following dny, dur
ing the nltsence of the two brothers, ths
two men returned and renewed the at
tack. Thru was no on at home, except
a boy employed about the farm by the
Helm brothers. Th-e boy seized a shot
gun and again- drove tho men off tho
place, following them as far as tho
woods ntarby, where the two strangers
made a stand. A number of shots were
exchanged, during which one of tho
men fell d-.?ad. His companion carried
his body to a wagon, drawn by two
horses, nearby, and drove rapidly
away. The boy, who was uninjured,
gave himself up to Magistrate Sanford
NearpaM,' of Kparebush, a suburb of
Port Jervls. 'Squire Nenrpnss went to
the scene of the shooting, but no clew
could be found to the identity of the
DRAGGED TO DEATH.
Clung to tho H inlaw py Animal for
Ouurtcr of 11 JMMc.
NorrlFitown, Pa., June 20. Harry
Hartnell, a farmer, of Center Square,
wns fatally Injured while unhitching
It tan -Hiway with Ilartzell's arms en
twined about Us neck. In this perilous
position he was carried for a quarter
of a mile, then fell and was trampled
beneath the animal's feet, sustaining
fractures of the skull and ribs.
MIL DU N HAM'S V. ITN ESSES.
They Tell an Interesting Story of
Crockcdiicss Over in Wyoming County.
The price of a Vote.
Tunkhannock, June 20. When the
session of the commission Inquiring
Into Judicial contest adjourned for the
night las; evening, eighty witnesses
had been upon the stand. That was
coni -iderably below the average for the
other days of the week, for Stenog
rapher Coston is quick and business
like In his methods, and dallying Is not
allowed, unless unavoidable, lie was
called home hy a t"h gram announcing
the serl'iii" Illness of li!s father, and his
place will be taken tomorrow morning
by Stenographer Arihtir Head.
Tii witnesses today were mostly
Eirmmoned by counsel for the respond
ent, Judge Dunham, and to tile rurprlse
of many there was mure apparent
crookedness, utivel"d (h it at any other
.'-essioii. Mi-r than, twenty witnesses
testified to receiving from $1 to $5 for
their vote, several had ben offered
money and refused it,' while others
were merely treated to whisky or cigars.
There were, also, quite a number of In
stances where voters had neglected to
pay tax, or had been born in a foreign
country and never took out naturaliza
tion papers. The total number of Il
legal voles discovered flnii far by the
respondents Is apparently about forty,
while those on the opposing side will
probably not exceed a iiur.--!i.
It depends in either case upon what
may be brought out by the witnesses
call. ,1 for rebuttal. If thr-.-e figures
prove correct Judge f-ittser will be the
loser In his own counfy by the contest.
That there has be en a great deal of rot
tenness connected with the elections In
tills county is tho unavoidable conclu
sion of every thinking man who hears
WILL NOT AGCEPT.
Cleveland Declines n Usgrco Tendered
by Wilhorfnrce 1'iilverslty.
Washington, Jur.e 21. Wilherforco
university, the oldest Institution in the
country for the education negroes, a
few days a;;o conferred file degree of
I-L. D. upon -President Cleveland. The
president has sent r.n autograph letter
to Pie-Id nt Milt-hell, of Wilberforce,
declli.-iiig ihe honor.
The president in his letter is said to
have expressed .his high appreciation
of life Institution, but, r:ut being a col
lege graduate, and having declined a
similar hon-ir from one of America's
great, universities, he rcr-:.li'Jcd It as but
Con.-I?tcnt 'to adhere to that course.
Liberty Pci! 10 Vo South,
rhll.ad-lph'n, June 20. The siili-co'nml
lee of councils' Unan-.-e committee tills af
ternoon deckled to report to the peneia!
commlue, with a favornhle rpeoninv.'iida
tinn, a resolution providing for the ap
pointment of twelve inemlit-rs l'rnni each
chamber to take the lib, rly bi ll to the
Cotton Slates expnsl'on, which opens at
Atlanta, t!a Sept. is.
Veterans nt l.cii'o'd.
Bedford, Pa., Jim- 20 -The P 'ilfo-1
Cou'ity Veie". in association he'd their an
nual reunion ni:.l the town was :;lven over
to the old calibers. Over ."OHIO pfuple were
given a free dinner. Speeches were nia-le
by John 11. Longeiii cker and licv. John
rierce l orest I'lrcs,
Pcllefonte, Pa., June 20. Fierce fore.'t
fires are raging on the Mumy and Alle
gheny mountains. M!I"R 0!' valuable young
timber has been ruined and sevral saw
mills and thousands of dollars' worth of
luni be 1' destroyed,
Washington, June 2.1 Secretary Car
lisle today appointed lfol ert Watehorn, of
llitrrisljiirg, l'a., an lir,ii.l.','i.int inspector.
Mr. ateborn waa slate f:etoty Pispeetor
of Pennsylvania under Governor Paulson.
Internal revenue receipts for eleven
months were $l:!!,4'Ji,("M; an Increase over
ISM of fsD.n.W.
The cruiser Olympia has been ordered
to China, nnd will be flagship of the
Prokor Chapman, who refused to testify
in the senate sugar trust Inquiry, has had
his trial postponed till next October.
Nine Canadian brlckmakcra havo been
ordered deported, and the Kyegate Urick
company, of Vermont, will bo- prosecuted
for Importing them.
I'OHEIGN NEWS NOTES.
The American college in Homo will give
a dinner Sunday In honor of Cardinal
The capital needed to build a railway up
I J 1 0 JuiiHfrau mountain Is nssured, and tho
work will bo begun the Inst of tho year.
On the way from Liverpool to New York,
on the Auranla, Mrs. Isabella Uorley
Jumped overboard beforo the vessel
'reached tjtieenstown. .
The plant of Mendal Howard, the. Amer
ican forger, consisting of a quantity of
engraved plates and other material for
(urging notes, Is on exhibition in' a London
court room for the benefit of the grand
For eastern Pennsylvania, showers;
1 Herald's Forecast.
New York, June 21. Herald's wenthor
foifcost: In the mlildle states nnd New
lOjighind today, fa'.r to partly cloudy
weather will prevail. On Suttirday, partly
cloudy to fair, slightly cooler "weather will
prevail, with variable winds, preceded by
local rain on the coasts, and on Sunday
fair, warmer weather, . -
Tr 7 0 tn
II II B V II
A week of Special- Attractions In orr
Silk Department, which every lover o
genuine Paigains will readily take ad
Having made a large purchase of
Cheney Eros.' high class Printed Chlni
and Cashmere Shanghai Silks they will,
along with our present stock, bo put on
sale this wei-k.
The quantities and prices are as fol
lows: 25 PIECES
All Dr.ik Croundi an.l GnoJ
Patterns; have been advertised
this season at "5 c. This week
37 J Cent:
Light and Dark Grounds, in
chiding Satin Strip Cashmere
Shanghais; never Fold less th;.n
$1.G0 ur.J S1.25. This wet-l
Light r.r. 1 Dark Ground.?, in Pin
Stripe u:..l Annure Hrocade ef
fect!;; r;i.-cially desirable. This
These are all new good.i and this sea
son's styl a. No three and four year
old patterns In this purchase.
Ch'.I.-e rtyi,-.- Jan Kal Kal and
Hal.'.K.ii Wa'h Kiliss; S3 and 50o.
L'OJds. This week's price only
In a 2S-lnch P.lack Jap Silk
49c, extra valus.
Pest Swivel Silks at
510 AND 512
Ho L EIHGSBMY,
A--?:Y: for Charles A.
t .i:r yzn & Co.'s
The Very Best.
313 Spruce St., Scranlon.
fey, fey lnsksss.
I n t wk y.-a ki-pt ovora d-'Z-n se.lcipeipl
Lusy t. l.iiij; l.a 0 t bliu.'a fa hi, -a tin! low cuti
Tlir-iV rcY H Wo mast be busy. Orr
It i J l.i J A HI lit slieciinuitboeoinfo-t-
nu'.o; ia;-.st bo prcfltuble. Couiu when you will.
lil XI) 111! WVOMIXO V '
A beautiful iine of En
gagement and Wed
ding RSngs. Also a
fine line of
In : Sterling -Silver,
Dorf Jlnger's Cut Glass t
a nt..) riii.
tiitu r uj ccjiiiiuii Wiiuistdt
, 408 Soruce Street