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EIGHT TAGES 56 COLUMNS.
SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY HORNING, AUGUST 13, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
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And so make the cleaning up of our
Silk and Black dress (foods Bturks
complete. It's a little oft the urdln-
I ary, however, to cut prices so deeply
on goods that may be regarded as
staple styles, weaves and colorings,
but there's no such thing m half
measures In our business code, so
we've decided to complete the work
of clearance. So we'll begin In this
dept. earlier in the season.
Cheney Bros. Printed China, pres
ent season's patterns in an excellent
assortment of colorings cheap at 50c.
Closing Price 31c
Light Ground Armure Silks, neat
plain and broken stripes and match
less for Stylish hirt Waists.
Helght-of-the-season's price 50c.
Closing Price 28c
Cheney Bros.' best 24-lnch China
Silks In the pick of this year's de
signs, light, medium and dark
(rounds. These are full value for 75
Closing Price 35c
27-lnch fancy Check Silks, light
grounds and small styles in black
and white, brown and white, etc.
This silk has been a leading value at
tOc. and a great seller.
Closing Price 35c
All wool Black Henrietta (blue or
jet shades) 46 Inches wide, and as
honest a cloth as ever came from a
loom. Finish and color are both
perfect, and our regular price is 65
Closing Price 45c
60-Inch all-wool Black Serge (Blue
or Jet). A tine make, perfect In ev
ery respect and guaranteed, worth
Closing Price 45c
opens Tuesday, Aug. 13th. As the
lots are limited and toe goods un
. usually desirable, we cannot guar-
antes that supplies will hold out af
ter the first day or two.
HASTINGS IN SANGUINE
They Are Unaffected by the Bluff of
OPINIONS OP CHIUS. L NAGEC
Ths Rseent R. tarns 1M Not Aff.ot ths
First Eatlnatss Mad Unas
pcotad Gains Will 0sr
Philadelphia, Aug. 12. C. L. Magee
came to the city today and iad Inter
views with a number of tine Philadel
phia Republican leaders. Mr. Magee
did not appear to be in the least affect
ed by the result of the primaries held
"Has the result affeoted the light for
Hanking and U Ilk won?"
"No. We are Just where we started
when we made up our estimates. We
gained one in iLackawanna, two in Lu
zerne and two in Adams. That offsets
'.Montgomery, whloh we expected. So
Ohat we are Just where wo started."
"You expert to carry York?"
"We do. York Is Just about as cer
tain as Center."
"Then the situation Is still encour
aging for Hastings and Ollkeson?"
"We have no doubt of suepes That
which we have gained which we did
not expect when we made ip our es
timates makes up for that which we
lost which we expected."
.Martin Is Sanguine
David Martin was In a sanguine
a frame of mind. He said he saw noth
ing to occasion any alarm. He feels
sure of the success of Hastings and
Ullkeson and declared that tihe esti
mates made at the 'beginning of the
contest will not be affected In the gen
At the Hastings headquarters the
managers were cheerful In their con
versation and confident In their declara
tions as to the result of the contest for
the state chairmanship. They gave It
out that Senator Quay will not be able
to win, and that the tight at the con
clusion of the contests in the several
counties will not In the total vary much
from the estimate made at the begin
ning of 'the fight.
'New Bloomefleld, ' Pa., Aug. 12. The
Perry county Republicans held their
convention today and two administra
tion delegates were elected to the state
Mimintown, Pa.. Aug. 12. The Juni
ata county Republicans held 'their con
vention today, and the county's one
delegate to the state convention was
Instructed to vote for Hastings for
chairman of the convention and Quay
for state chairman. Ex-Congressman
Atkinson was endorsed for SuDerior
court Judge and MoKinley for presi
dent. Xorrlstown. Pa.. Aug. 12 The latest
Information concerning the Republi
can delegate elections in Montgomery
county on Saturday night, show that i
Quay will have at least twenty-seven
majority in tomorrow's county conven
tion. Gettysburg, Pa., Aug. 12. The Ad
ams county Republican convention to
day elected Hastings-Gllkeson delegates
to tne state convention by 33 votes to 28.
otk, Pa., Aug. 12. York county is
still claimed by both sides. It is
claimed by knowing ones, however, that
the delegation will be sent to the state
Mrs. Bradley Moved Her Children Just In
New Haven. Conn.. Aug. 12. Newton
Bradley's house on First avenue, West
Haven, was wrecked by a stroke of
lightning during the storm which
passed over .fhis violnity early this
morning. iMrs. Bradley's husband was
away and she was alone with her chil
dren when the storm broke. Impelled
by some premonition of coming evil
she took her children from the bed and
laid them on the floor, and as she did so
the lightning struck the chimney,
passed Into the room, striking the bed
and setting It on fire. Both Mrs. Brad
ley and her children were somewhat
shocked, but no serious result will fol
low. Several other houses In this vicinity
are reported to have been struck by
lightning but no great damage resulted.
The storm was the severest of its kind
recorded 'here since 1878.
DEADLY ICE CREAM.
Two Families at Slismokln Are Poisoned
by Kating It.
Shamokin. Pa Aug. 12. Mrs. Peter
Koch, iMrs. Morris Zimmerman and
two children, of Shtpman'a 'Mills, near
shumokin, are dying from the effects
of being poisoned by eating Ice cream.
The Koch and Zimmerman families
held a social gathering on Saturday
night, and a freezer of cream was pre
pared. All persons present ate freely
of the cream, and shortly afterward be
came dangerously 111. 1
A physician was called and emetics
saved the lives of all the party except
Mrs. Koch and Mrs. Zimmerman and a
child of each, who have been lying In
a precarious condition ever since. An
examination proved that tihe poison had
been put in the extract which flavored
EDWARD CAMERON'S DEATH.
Jury Bays lie Did Not Know It Was
New York, Aug. 12. The coroner's In
quest this morning Into the cause of the
death of Edward Miller Cameron, a mil
lionaire, who was found dead in his
house at West Isllp, L. I., last night,
developed the fact that Mr. Cameron's
death was caused by a pistol shot
wound, accidentally Inflicted by him
self. He was cleaning a pistol In his room
yesterday afternoon, according to the
verdict of the coroner's Jury, when the
weapon was accidentally discharged,
and the bullet passed through his
'heart (He died Instantly.
LITTLE BOY'S SUICIDE.
Could Hot Stand the Taunts of Uls Play
mates Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 12. A special
from Warsaw, Ind., says Leroy Cardiff,
aged years, committed suicide last
night by taking a heavy doae of "rough
His mother recently obtained a di
vorce from her husband upon very sen
sational grounds, and the little boy left
a note saying that he could no longer
stand the taunts of hie playmates about
It. Ex-Mayor Maxwell O. Cardiff, the
boy's father, la a very prominent at
torney of this city, and has served three
v;ars In the elate legislature. : ,
1- i r 1 1 s 1 J
f i J Drowned In the Murf A ' ' ". .
1 Atlantic. City. N. t.. Aug. 11 -Dr. P.
T Halsien, who resided In Philadelphia,
I wnlla bathing In ths surf today was Mlaed
i with apoplexy Mid drowned before ae
"'stance asms. The doctor and a paety
, nf frtrnrts been oarnolng at Chelaea
KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Suddea Ileath of Jennie and William
Columbia. S. C, Aug. 12.-A special
from ttpartansburg. 3. C, says: Yester
day at Falnmount, four miles from
here, Mtas Jennie Fowler and her
brother, William, were struck by light
ning and Instantly killed. Two other
members of the Fowler family were
also struck and their recovery is hard
ly possible. The Fowler house. In whluh
were at least a dozen people, was shat
tered completely and those who were
not killed were knocked prostrate on
An old negro woman living near
Glenn Springs was struck and killed
outright.. The residence of Captain C.
C. Chase, In this city, was badly dam
aged by a bolt nf lightning and the
Inmates were severely shocked. Sev
eral trees were struck and torn to
BIG P1IILADELP1IIA FIRE.
Haifa .Million Dollars laid in Ashea -Hundreds
Are Made Homeless In Few
Philadelphia. Aug. 12. The Philadel
phia fire department was called on to
day to light the fiercest, most destruc
tive and most dangerous tire that has
vl"lted this city In nearly a score of
years. Property valued at half a mil
lion dollars was laid In ruins, 100 people
were rendered homeless and a dozen
firemen and policemen succumbed to
the awful heat and smoke.
The property destroyed includes Hie
paper box fuctory operated by Brown &
llalley, In which the Are originated,
occupying a big plot fronting on Wil
low street and extending northward be
tween Klghth and Franklin streets;
W. J. Buck Sons' & Co., chandaller fac
tor) ait the northeast corner of Eighth
and Willow streets; fifteen dwellings on
the south side of Willow street, east of
Kighth street, and ten dwellings on
I'l-anklln street, north of W'lllow, while
at Kant twenty-five orher dwellings on
Klghth, Franklin and Callowhlll streets
were more or less severely damaged.
Once started the tire soon assumed the
proportions of a conflagration, and the
locality in which it occurred made the
chances of disastrous destruction more
Mothers were separated from their
children In the mad rush to escape, and
when the little ones could not be found
at once, were restrained with difficulty
from rushing 'back Into the burning
nomes in a wild attempt to rescue
Soon firemen and policemen began to
succumb and the houses on the limit
of (the fire were thrown open to receive
them. Hospital ambulances were early
on me grauna, and the men were gen
erally quickly resuscitated. It was two
hours before the fire was gotten under
control and fully two more before the
nremen could safely relax any effort.
Even then the smoking ruins blazed
in places and at times made feeble at
tempts to renew their destructlveness
FOUGHT WITH KNIVES.
Brmtnus as -IrtMrtwrg twHtlftf In t Pes
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 12. Late Satur
day night Patrick and Dennis Morgan
brothers, employed in the Laurel Hill
mines, of w. P. Rend and company,
became involved In a quarrel. Dennis
stabbed hls brother in the heart, caus
lng instant death. Dennis 4s in a criti
cal condition from stabs inflicted by
Patrick, and may die of his injuries. A
crowd of miners were engaged In drink
ing 'beer when the brothers disagreed
over some trivial matter. Their com
panlona, wishing some excitement,
made no error to separate the combat
ants, and for fully twenty minutes the
brothers slashed each other with their
Blood flowed freely and bo tin fell to
the ground. Patrick was dead and
Dennis exhausted. Patrick was 26
years of age and Dennis la about 23.
An effort 'was made to keep the affair
quiet. It was reported at the coroner's
office this afternoon and a number of
arrests will be ordered
GENEROUS MAYOR SUTRO.
A Gift Worth Nearly $2,000,000 to Cali
San Francisco, Aug. 12. Adolph
Sutro, mayor of San Francisco, has of
fered the State University Regents
thirteen acres of land within the city
limits, on which to erect buildings for
the affiliated colleges of the university.
In addition to this, he will deed to the
trustee of the city thirteen acres ad
joining, as a site for the Sutro library
of over 200,000 volumes. The library and
property are to be held In trust for the
city and the library will be free to all,
Irrespective of race or color.
The gift, wtnich has not yet been ac
cepted, Is valued at tl. 500,000 and will be
worth 12,000,000 when the completed Im
provements are made. 'Mayor Sutro Is
said to own one-tenth of the total real
estate In San Francisco city and coun
ty. Most of It, however, is unimproved.
DON'T WANT"il !M CUT UP.
Chicago Chinamen Protest Against the
Dissection of Gee Seng.
Chicago, Aug. 12. AU Chinatown Is
worked up over the death of Gee Seng
at the county hospital and the an
nouncement that it would be necessary
for the coroner to hold a post mortem
examination before the 'body can be
'buried. Prominent Chinamen say that
If the post mortem is held It will for
ever debar the dead 'man from associat
ing with his fellow-men in the next
world, and they propose to Invoke the
aid of the Chinese consul at San Fran
cisco to prevent the operation.
Before Seng's kinsmen will se the dis
secting knife used on the body they de
clare they will call for government pro
tection. JAPAN'S NEW NAVY.
An American Going to Bid on Contrasts
Ban Francisco, Aug. 12. Irving S.
Scott, president of the Union works,
which turned out the Olpmpla and sev
eral other oracfc American cruisers, will
soon go to Japan to -bid on the con
tracts for building men-of-war for the
The recent achievement of American
warships rs said to have Impressed the
Japanese etrongly, 'and now that for
eign Arms are able to underbid Amer
ican companies only 10 per cent.. In
stead of 50 per cent., as formerly, Mr.
Scott believes he will be able to secure
a number of contracts.
STATE NEWS NOTES.
Additional land has been purchased ad
joining the Norrlstown hospital tract, and
It Will OS uaea lor sewage purpose!. .
The Reading Firemen's union has In
vited Governor Hastings and staff to at
tend the flremens tournament In Octo
Reading councils have settled a dispute
between rlvail trolley companies by grant
ing them both the right of way to lay
tracai en tne streets iney rougni over.
An Investigation of the free dispensary
connected with the Reading hoeoltal
discloses the fact that many people who
were able to pay hive beta among the
T.-.nu.m cam re. ., , , , , ,
DRAIN ON GOLD RESERVE
The Supply in the Treasury Is
HOW TO MAINTAIN SUKI'LUS
The Bond Jugglery Will Probably Again
Be Brought In Play-High Kate
Washington. Aug. 12. The drain
upon the gold reserve of the treasury
of the United States foreshadowed In
these dispatches for some time past,
seemed to have begun in earnest today,
when the otflulals were advised of the
withdrawal of $1,650,000 from the sub
Ueasury ait New York for export. This
condition of affairs has occusloned
much Bpeoulatlon of the means that
the administration will employ to main
tain the gold reserve or replenish It
rhould the probable withdrawals re
duce It below tho amount which It Is
deemed necessary for the government
to hold. It may be slated almost au
thoritatively that as between another
Issue of bonds and the calling of an
extra session of congress, that the for
mer will be nesorted to.
Today's withdrawals were the larg
est on any one day since the contract
with the Belmont-Morgan syndicate
went Into efft last February. They
reduce the gold In the United States
treasury to $101,02,263, or a loss of more
than $0,000,000 from the highest point
reached after the syndicate had made
Its final payments last month. On July
9. the gold reserve reached $107,541. 37.1,
being higher than on any day, accord
ing to the treasury's official "ten days'
statement, since February 20, 1893. Be
tween the two dates named $162,400,000
United States bonds were sold for gold
at prices aggregating $182,000,000, and
the gold reserve, which was something
over $65,000,000 in January. 1893, re
plenished as It has been by these bond
sales, amounts today to a little more
than $101,000,000, or a net loss of $146,
Its Effect Is Dreaded.
Department officials are loth to dis
cuss the effect on the treasury of re
newed gold shipments or to express an
opinion as to their probable extent, or
when the shipments will cease, or
whether the bond syndicate will feel
Itself bound to replace the gold, as It
did the first large withdrawals after its
purchase of bonds. With exchange at
$4.90ii an exceedingly high figure the
opinion is generally expressed that gold
exports to the extent of $20,000,000 or
$30,000,000 are likely to occur before
Oct. 1. The only thing that Is likely to
reduce the rate of exchange is heavy
shipments of American cereals. Aside
from the decline in the gold reserve, the
treasury situation is regarded as en
couraging, as the receipts are gradually
approximating to the expenditures.
The excess ofc-expendltaree over1 re
ceipts for the past two' years amounted
to $107,000,000 and for the month and a
third whlc has elapsed of the current
fiscal year $15,000,000. But the receipts
are increasing, and officials express the
hope that by Jan. 1 next they will equal
the expenditures or nearly so.
SILVER MEN MEET.
Conference of Free Coinage Democrats Is
Washington, Aug. 12. The conference
of free coinage Democrats called by
Senators Harris, of Tennessee; Jones, of
Arkansas, and Turple, of Indiana, will
be held in Washington Wednesday, and
may extend over that and the next day.
senator .Harris will probably be chair
man of the conference, and Casey
Young, of Memphis, will be Its sec re
tary. Several of those who will be pres
ent are in Washington, and are hopeful
that thirty staites will be represented.
Senator Harris, who reached Washlnr
ton Saturday, said today that a large
attendance was not desirable. On the
contrary it had been expressly request
ed that a few prominent men from each
state should come.
These men, said the senator, would be
Democrats of weight and Influence and
acceptable to members of the party as
tne possioie composition of an executive
committee. The senator said he ex
pected important results from the con
ference, which would be more in the
nature of a business meeting than of a
convention. He could not tell at this
time, however, what scope the meeting
would take beyond the objects outlined
In the call signed by Messrs. Jones,
i urpie ana 'nimseix.
He Attempted to Kill Ills Wife and
Shoots a Neighbor.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 12. Mrs. William
Haas lef t her husband a week ago be
cause of his abuse of her, and went
back to her parents' home to live. This
morning Haas walked Into the kftchen
where his wife and children and her
father, Michael Krelg, were sitting.
"Are you going to live with 'me?" he
asked his wife. She replied "No, and
Haas drew a revolver. IMrs. Haas
picked up her baby and ran Into an
other room, ahuttlng ithe door behind
Haas attempted to follow her when
Krelg Interfered and Haas fired two
shuts at ihim, one taking effect In the
left breast Just above the heart, and the
other passing clear through the left
shoulder. Krelg win probably die,
Haas was arrested.
HE STOLE JEWELS.
Work of a fllcek Confidence Man nt
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 12. Mrs.
George H. Zeigler. of Philadelphia
who, with her husband and dhlld Is
stopping at the Washington hotel here,
was robbed of diamonds valued at $10.-
000 today. The family waa absent from
their rooms when a man to whom they
had been Introduced called, and, going
to their rooms, quietly walked away
with the Jewels, which had been left
on the table.
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riimenon agency, vuiu urm une wi me
merit astute confidence men In America
waa reported to be In this vicinity, and
this dodge waa about appropriate to
MARTY HOGAN MOBBED.
Defeat of Terra Haate by Indianapolis
. Fremled the Bleachers. .
Terre Haute. Ind., Aug. 12The In
dianapolis base ball players were
mobbed here yes re rosy an ne conclu
sion of the game. During the game
there were many close points of piay
and several decisions of umpire Sheri
dan were taken exception to by the
bleachers. After ttie game had been
flmehed and Indianapolis had won, the
eromrd became frenaied.
, A rush waa made and ae a reeult
ihrse of the IndimnaDOlls men were In
jured tfrtoti. Hogan and Fisher.- The
latter ankle waa sprained, and. Mota
and Hogan received bruises a dour tne
fcwe end body, though. tMlr Injuries' are
JUSTICE JACKSON BURIED.
The Ceremonies at the Grave Were Very
Simple Prominent Men Present.
"Nashville. Tenn., Aug. li. The re
mains of Justice Howell K. Jackson
were laid to rest In a private family
cemetery at Ilellemcade stuck farm, six
miles west of this cUy, this morning at
The funeral cortege moved from West
-Meade, the home of the justice, shortly
after s o'clock, and was less than an
hour In reaching Its destination. The
otllciating clergymen were Keva. J. II.
McNellly and H. Lin Cave, both of this
The ceremonies at the grave were
simple. : Chief Justice Fuller and Jus
tice lirewer were the only members of
the supreme court present. A large
number of prominent men from this
city and other states were among the
CHEROKEE BILL'S FATE.
The Celebrated Outlaw Is Sentenced to
Fort Smith. Ark.. Aug. 12. "Cherokee
Bill" -was sentenced ithls morning by
Judge Parker to be hanged Sept. 10.
He is now under two sentences of
death. The supreme court has stayed
the former sentence for Investigation.
Three weeks later, from the name
scaffold, at a single drop, Mrs. Nitten
ring, GeorgeW aldington, Richard Cal
houn, John Allison, Ell Lucas and
Frank Craver are to be 'hanged, all for
CANADA AND AUSTRALIA.
An Expected Subsidy from England to Be
Hefused-Freo Trade llotwoon New
Zoaland and the Dominion.
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 12. Popt mas
ter Uenerai Ward, of New Zealand, has
instructed his government that the ex
pected additional subsidy from Ureat
Hrltain -to ithe Cana-dtan-Autttrallan
line would not be forthcoming. Sir
Arnold Morley, the British poatmaster
general, told h-lm that thedjolloy of the
Hrwian government was lowiiaimain, in
the titmoet possible efficiency, the ser
vice vita Suez, on account of Britten In
terests lu the east and India being
paramount to all others. The postmas
ter general was fighting against any at
tempt to subsidize or aid "the Canadian-
Australian line between Vancouver and
Austral-la, for one reason, because the
Canadians had gone to other members
of the cabinet instead of first consult
iNew Zealand and Canada were
pledged to give certain aid to a Pacific
ca-ble provided the British government
gave the aid expected, but financial aid
from the British government Is by no
means certain. It Is feared by those
favoring the Canadian cable that Aud
ley Coutes, the head of the big French
syndicate, will lay a cable between San
Francisco and Australia via Honolulu.
A free trade treaty Is about consum
mated between Canada and New Zeal
and. The tariff Is mainly free trade In
respect to many classes of natural pro
ducts and manufactures, but on a few
lines there are ad valorem duties of
from 10 to 25 per cent. On of the chief
Items is wool, of which Canada import
ed from New Zealand last year upward
of 3,000,000 pounds. Duty on this was
3 cents per pound, so that the remission
of this Import means a very consider
able gain. Among the other lines dealt
with are lumber, flour, fish, flax, ma
chlnery, tools and Implements, furni
CUBANS THRICE DEFEATED.
From Havana Coma Reports of Spanish
Havana, Aug. 12. The Insurgent band
commanded by Rego recently besieged
the town of Ingavllanlto, In the pro
vince of Santa Clara, and sent a re
quest -to surrender to the detachment
of Spanish troops detailed to defend
that place. The garrison, however, re
fused to surrender and the Insurgents
burned a house In the Immediate, vicin
ity of the barracks. The soldiers made
a gallant defense and eventually com
pelled the insurgents to retire with a
loss of five killed, among the latter be
ing a captain. Who was Rego's aide-de
camp, and leaving ten wounded behind
"Sergeant Oatala, with a detachment
of sixteen soldiers, has had a skirmish
near Seboruenuito In the .Mayari dis-
triot, province of Santiago de Cuba.
with a band of insurgents. The latter
left two killed and five wounded on the
field and the troops captured a Quan
tity of arms. One corporal and two
soldiers were wounded on the govern
Major Gonzales Mora at the head of
260 troops, while passing the River
Buaba, near Baracoa, Province of San
tiago de Cuba, on Aug. 5, was engaged
with the insurgent bands commanded
by Ruen and Carreras. The troops
caused the rebers to fly, leaving six
killed on the field. On the following
day, while on the way from Buabo to
Baracoa, Major Mora overtook the In
surgent band, numbering 600 men, and
attacked the positions which ithey had
laxen up. Tne troops captured the nori-
tlons occupied by the Insurgents, the
hftter losing seven men killed and
twelve iwounded. One soldier waa killed
and three wounded.
Residence of Charles M. Booth Is Badly
Damaged By a Bolt.
West Chester Village, N.T., Aug. 11
During tine neavy storm early today
lightning struck ithe residence nf
Charles M. Booth, at Unlonport, badly
damaging the house. The bolt dtruck
the roof, and passed down through two
floors into the cellar. No one wae in
Living next door to Mr. Booth s the
family of James Meehan, a section boss
on the railroad. Mr. and Mrs. Meetian
were asleep when the bolt struck
Booth's house. Mrs. Meehan was
awakened by the shock and became so
badly frightened thait she fell over and
expired from fright.
The lightning also struck the Wood
bine hotel, at Unlonport, doing Utile
damage but scaring the Inmates almost
Just as the 1 a. m. car was leaving
West Chester for West Farms a bolt of
lightning struck the car, throwing It
off the track. The motorman, conduc
tor and six passengers were more or
Justice Strong Im proving.
Wsshlnslon.- Aug. 12. A slight rally
Which the attending physician pronounces
a miracle, la the Information about Justice
Strong, which came from Lake Mlnne
waska tonight. Hope ! row entertained
by Justice Btrong'e friends here that he
may rally sufficiently to be brought home
to Washington, and even that he may re
cover entirely, now that the tide teems
to have turned.
' Parliament Opened.
London. Aug. It. Parliament opened to
day. Speaker -Gaily, of the - houea of
commona, was formally re-elected without
oooaeitloni In the house of lords the roval
commission read the royal proclamation
opening toe sees ion or pen lament.
! - Artist ttothenael Dying.
Pottstown. Pa,. Aug. It-Artist P. F.
Sothermet, who Is lying crtUoeJIy III at
hie home at Llnfleid, In very low this
evening. He le slowly weakening and
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TO BIDEJK CHAGRIN
Conclusive Proof That the Legacy
Was a Myth.
DK. LB ETC WAS HUMBUGGED
The Tribune Investigation at an E ad
Letters Written by Dr. Leeta Ac
knowledging the Deception
Seen by a Reporter.
The Investigation stt afoot by The
Tribune , to discover whether or not
there remained any hope that the Dr.
Leete Ingucy might no-t be a myth haa
brought forth the evidence below, and
which no doubt wllfatlfy any disin
terested person 'that Dr. Leete withheld
some of his discoveries In order to cover
his chagrin and out of charity for the
feelings of his family.
On or about July 24 The Tribune
learned from George H. Trauger. of
Providence, that he had seen an Item
in the Lais Angles Times concerning
the Dr. Leete legacy, end thought it
possibly might have -been a paragraph
of a will, but could not say for sure,
as he did not take much of an Interest
in the matter at the time he read It. A
telegram wae sent. to the Los Angeles
Time asking it to look up the matter
in their files and send it together with
any other Information they could get.
Nothing was heard from the telegram
until yesterday when the following let
ter was received;
I.im Anseles. Cal.. Aug. i. 1895.
Editor Tribune, elcranton, Pa.:
Dear Sir lour telegrams regarding tne
Leele matter were duly received and a
member of theTlmes' U(T waa set to work
to d.g up the matter desired, supposed to
have been publianed tit January, but
could not find it. The matter was left to
him and I tlnd was wholly neglected. The
enclosed waa printed in the Los Angeles
Evening Record ot this date. lours
truly, Win. Reginald Ream,
Accompanying the letter was a clip-
pling from the Lua Angeles Evening
Record of Aug. 6, three-fourths of a
column in length, from which excerpts
INTO THIN AIR
Vanished the Fortune of Dr. A. N. Leele.
HE DIED THROUGH HUMILIATION
The Cruel Home Played Upon a Scran
ton, Pa., Physician ho Cam
to California for an Air
On March 18 he returned home and told
his family that everything was all right.
and Ohm he would get one-fourth In July,
ua Avni v ne received w- leuer injm wt-iie
at Le elating that his two letters to tne
firm hail beeu opened by Mr. Lee and that
a Mr. Forrester, who formerly lived In
acrantoiK had called and seemed very par
ticular to know aH about the doctor's be
hest, and wished alvo to know why Mr,
Lee was so uncommunicative in the mat
ter. The Arm of Wells & Lee, composed of
Q. Wiley Wells and Bradner Lee. entoyi
a good reputation and the accusations of
young Leete. that they are now trying to
swindle his father's estate out ot its
share of the alleged Carey's estate is not
likely to be sustained by any proof.
A Record reporter called this morning
upon W. B. Lee at his office In the Baker
Mr. Lee told substantially the rame
story as his letter to Attorney Fltzaim
tnona states. He then showed the re
porter several of A. N. Leete's letters
which left no uouot or tneir autnemicity.
They were written on paper bearing the
letter nead or me ecnmion news.
In these letters Iete stated time and
time again that he could not let the public
know how he had been victimised by
eome unknown swindler and begged Mr.
Lee to say nothing about the case, as he
could not stand the derMon of his neigh
He thanked both Messrs. Wells and Lee
for their great kindness in helping him
when he was here. In one letter he re
lated in detail how he was keeping the
truth from the family and enclosed a
newspaper cilunlng noting the publicity
of the case and commenting upon the
Colonel Wells is now In the northern
part of the Mate, but se soon am he gets
toacK one ot rneee loiters writ De iorwara
ed to the son and the family.
Thev are stil after the perpetrator or
the cowardly fraud. There can be no
doubt that It was this great socret tnat
killed Dr. A. N. Leete.
Assistant Postmaster Lewis and Inonec
tor Fllnk made an Investigation and have
not riven the matter up yet.
There can be no doubt that the doctor
practiced a deception eo rlever that it has
resulted In a deluded son, suspicious of
The asterisks supplant portions of the
story which are already well known to
the reading public of scranton. oeing
the letters already published that
passed between Colonel Fltzslmmons
and the Los Angeles attorneys and the
.litigation from K. H. Leete, the late
List of New Staff Appointments An
Harrktburg, Pa., Aug. 12. The follow
ing order was issued through the adju
tant general's office tonight:
Division Headquarters, National Guard of
Philadelphia. July 28. 1895.
In compliance with general orders No,
29. A. U. O.. C, B.. the undersigned as
sumes command of the division. National
Guard of Pennsylvania, and announces
the following stall appointments: Lieu
tenant Colonel George H. North, assist
ant general; Lleunter.ant Colonel Charles
S. Greene, judge advocate; Lieutenant
Colonel William j. Elliott, division inspec
tor: Lieutenant Colonel Ralph K. Cul
llnan, division quartermaster; Lieuten
ant Colonel Austin Curt-ln, commissary
of subsistence; Lieutenant Colonel Sam
uel Hartranft, Inspector of rifle practice;
Lieutenant Colonel A. Lawrenco Wether-
HI, ordnance otllcer; Lieutenant Colonel
Alnxiindor A. K. McCatiidlpas. surgeon in
chief; Major barton D. Evans, aide-de-camp:
Major A. G. Campbell, aide-de
camp; Major uavKi lawis, aiue-ae-camp.
They will oe ooeyea a-nu respeciea ic
(Signed) George R. Snowden, Major
Killed at Target Practice.
Corniellsvin Pa-. Aug. 12,-Corporal
F-dward Miller, Company u, waa acci
dentally shot and kUled by Corporal Sam
uel Clark this afternoon during target
practice. MUller, who was watching the
-target, in a moment of forget fulness,
stepped . In front of the mark Just as
Clark ' fired. The shot hit him In tho
breast, killing mm instantly.
, Harrlsbura. Aug. 11. The w Oer
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