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SCR ANTON, PA., TIIUUSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 17, 1893.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
This should be good news (or ev
ry Dress Goods buyer within 20
miles of the store.
The fall season has Just been
pshered In on us and right with It,
ve offer five of the most remarkable
)ress Goods values that it has ever
een our fortune to place before the
viblle. With one exception they
epresetit this season's choicest pro
ductions, and the exception noted
represents a staple weave. In styles
that will never grow old. Below we
submit the figure
tn this exceptional announcement,
believing this will prove the most
welcome' piece of store news that
will appear this season.
75 pieces 36-Inch All
TVool Suitings in the
following fancy mix
tures and solid color
ings: Mixtures In
Blues, Grays, Browns
and Heather; plain
shades. Tan, Gold, Seal,
dark and light Navy,
Reseda, Myrtle, Plum,
Cardinal, Garnet and
This Is an excellent
cloth and at 25c. It is a
marvel In value.
AT 3 Pc.
45 pieces 50-lnch Fln
All Wool French Serge
in the following desir
able fall shades: Cardi
nal, Garnet, Wine, Seal,
Nut, Wood and Gold.
Browns, light and dark
Navy, Slateand Myrtle.
An unparalleled bar
gain at 39c,
35 pieces 40-Inch Silk
and Wool Novelties, a
beautiful and stylish
fabric, with charming
color effects on the fol
lowing grounds: Navy,
Garnet, Brown, Cardi
nal, Bronze and Myrtle.
At 69c. its bargain
value Is beyond descrip
10 piece new 52-Inch
Fine Wool Storm
Serges, Navy and
Black only. This Is ex
actly the same cloth as
our regular 75c. num
ber. The sale price is
This Is the one exception referred
to Above. It Is a cloth we pur
chased at a very low figure at the
close of last season. But as It Is
staple m every respect, we could not
do better had we bought it this sea
eon, and we certainly could not buy
now at the price we then paid for It.
ONLY 25 PIECES
40-Inch all-wool Check and DIa
inol Suitings In two tone combina
tions, suitable for children's wear or
for quiet dressers. The colors In
clude Olive and Black, Tan and
Crown, OHve and Brown, Tan and
Plum, Cardinal and Slate, etc. We
guarantee this a full value 75c.
cloth. The sale price Is
FATAL HEAD-ON COLLISION
Terrible Wreck I'pon One of the
EXPRESS MEETS WATER TRAIN
From Confusion of Ordsrs Two Trains
Meet in a Fog in a Deep Cut-Both
Engines Demolished and Train
men Terribly Monglcd.
Altoona. Pa., Oct. 16. In the head-on
collision which occurred between pas
senger train No. 904 and a water train
on the Holltdaysburg brunch railroad,
at the southern edge of this city this
morning, two men were killed outright,
one was fatally Injured and is now
dying at the Altoona hospital, and ten
others were severely wounded In va
l.lst of the Killed.
W. F. Wood, of Henrietta, tlreman of the
J. Q. Woodrlug. of Tyrone, front bruke-
mun of the water train.
Those Severely Wounded.
Duvld Ahthur, of Henrietta, engineer of
the asenger train: bailly scalded
and hurt about the body, ills Injuries
are likely to prove fatal.
Henry Hlackburn, of Altoona, engineer of
the water train; cut about the head
Oeorne Tate, of Altoona, fireman of the
water train; badly bruised about the
Passenger Conductor James Pavls, of Al
toona, left ann bady bruised by being
knocked against a seat.
Benjamin Weyandt, of Koarlng Spring, a
passenger; middle finger of right hand
William Jones, of Burket Station, slight
ly Injured by btltig knocked through
the door of one of the cars on the pas
Harvey Harnett, of Altoona, conductor of
water train: cut about the head.
Mail Clerk Bossier, of Henrietta, back
Baggagemaster Daniel Hoover, of Roar
ing Spring, cut and bruised by being
thrown against milk cnas.
Harry Cox, of Hollldaysburg, left hand
William Duffey, of Burket Station,
bruised about the body.
Several other persons on the passen
xr train, whose names could not be
learned, were slightly injured by broken
Where 'the trains came together there
Is a deep cut. and the fog was so dense
that it was Impossible to see over 25 or
30 feet ahead of the engine. The cause
of the accident will not be definitely
known until the railroad officials Inves
tigate the matter. It seems, nowever.
that the trouble sprung from a confu
sion of orders.
Fireman Good was caught and in
stantly killed. He was horribly muti
lated. His right leg and both arms
were torn from the trunk and the lever
nf the throttle passed through his head.
Brakeman Woodrtng. of the water
train, was burled under the tank of the
engine and Instantly killed. His head
and both legs were severed from his
When the collision occurred, 'the pas
sengers on the north-hound train were
given a lively shaking up. but, fortun
ately, norte was seriously Injured.
Many were bruised by being knocked
aeainst the seats and cut by flying
Both Locomotives Demolished.
Beth locomotives were demolished
and the parts piled In a heap. None of
the passenger coaches left the track,
birt three of them had most of the
glass In the doors and windows broken.
The front end of the mall cars was also
The three front cars of the water
train were badly wrecked. After the
passengers had recovered from the
shock of the accident everybody set
about trying to rescue the lnjuredj It
was difficult to reach the unfortunates
In the wreck on account of the escaping
steam from the locomotives.
Engineer Arthur was found pWiloned
between the boiler and tank of .'his en
gine. The hot water and steam from
the engine were pouring over him, and
he was crying for help. Finally he was
rescued, but his Injuries were terrible.
He was speedily removed to the hos
pital, where he Is dying. Ills worst In
Jury Is . laceration of the left lung.
The scalding and burning tils body suf
fered form another nerloua phase of the
case. There Is hardly a .portion of his
body or limbs but Is burned.
CHAIRMAN WRIGHT TALKS.
The Democratic Leader; Gives Ills Views
of ths Sltuatlon-AIMe to Meet Any
Emergency. ,r f
Philadelphia. Oct. 1B. Chairman Rob-,
ert E. Wright, of th Democratic staff,
central committee, was at the Denv
nprntln hACirinilfl rtttra 111 the O-iraVd"
house tonight. .Hej had many callersj'
and spoke hopefully of the condition of
the party In the stite. When asked as
to the possible effect of the supreme
court affirming thfe action of the Dau
phin county courtwith reference to the
right of each qualified elector to vote
for six or seven Candidates for the Su
perior court. Chairman Wright said:
"If the supreme court shall decide
that each qualified elector Is entitled to
vote for seven fcandldates for the Su
perior court 'the vacancy on each of the
regular ticketscannot be filled so as to
permit the stale department to certify
the additional candidate to the county
commissioner?! or to authorise the coun
ty commissioners to print such names
upon the official ballots. It Is absurd
to say that tlie addition of a candidate
to the ticket is only to 'amend' the cer
tificate of nomination. The time for
naming candidates, either by certifi
es ten of nomllnatlon or by nomination
popers, In odder to have the names of
such candidates printed upon the offi
cial ballot has passed, and I shall cer
tainly contend against any action nf
that kind hiing taken. Ills hardly likely
that such fffort will be made, as I do
not believe ithat any one will seriously
contend tlJat any political party has
the power to do so under the ballot law.
What action we shall take will depend
upon the conditions that may arise. I
feel confUBent that -we will be able to
meet any (emergency that may present
Itself. Pofsslbly It Is a Utile premature
to give this matter very serious thought,
for JtJ Is. Jo my mind, within the range
of probabilities that the supreme court
may revfrrse the action of the Daunhln
county fourt. Under all the circum
stances I am content to await their ac
"Let fne add," he Concluded, "that If
the ballot 'law permitted a nomination
to be made' under such circumstances
the ruXes of the Democratic party in
Pennsylvania Is expressly such as to
cover tfie situation, flection 7 of rule 6
of our Jtatute rules is exactly In point.
I am rl'llably Informed that the rules
of the Ilepubllcan party are silent upon
the sufbject, and that (the resolution
adoptcU by the recent Republican state
convention doe not make provision for
a nomination of the.-character that
would lb necessary tinder the circum
stances that mar odeur." ,
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The Baring ilea Award ,.
Wasllliurton. Oct. 18. Sir Julian- Pan no v.
fote, mm British ambassador, had s con
ference wit Secretary Oltieythls after-
noon in regard to a date for a further con
ference' for the purHse of talking over
and probable drafting of an agreement as
to the final settlement of the Deling sea
award. No date was agreed upon.
STATE POOR DIRECTORS,
Of floors F.lootod ut the Meeting in Phila
Philadelphia, Oct. 16. The twenty
first annual convention of the Associa
tion of Directors of the Poor and Chari
ties of Pennsylvania today elected these
officers: President, It. D. McOonnlgle,
Pittsburg; vice-presidents. Dr. J. W.
Walk. Philadelphia; Professor H. H.
Hridenbaugh. Hlalr county; Mrs. Fran
ces Swan, Lackawanna county: W. T.
Koss. Clearlleld county. John W. Mey
ers, Mercer county; Z. C. Meyers, York
county; secretary, W. P. Hunker, Ho
boken, Allegheny county; correspond
ing secretary, Dr. Daniel K. Hughes,
Philadelphia; treasurer, U C. Colbum,
Miss l.etltla P. Wilson, of AMoona,
reported on the work of the Children's
Aid sooley In the western part of the
state. She urged the establishment of
nn Industrial school for Incorrigible
boys In western Pennsylvania.
The association will meet next year
The business session this morning was
held in the Philadelphia almshouse.
A paper on the subject of "Inveterate
Criminals and Mn-al Imbeciles and
What Should be Done with Them," was
read by Oadwnlader Ftiddle, general
agent of the state board of public chari
Tho Attcndenco Is Growing Steadily
Fach Week-Arrnngmcnts for Governor
Atlanta. C,a.. Oct. 16. The attendance
at the exposition is growing steadily.
Chief Folder, of the admissions depart
ment, states that the Increase this week
over last, for the corresponding dates,
Is 2S per cent. Kverythlnjr points to an
enormous attendance on Cleveland day
next Wednesday. Excursions are com
ing from points 400 miles away. The
national road parliament meets tomor
row. Congresses on hospitals, nursery and
charities were held at the woman's
building todnv. They were presided
over by Mrs. Nellie Peters Hlaek. Mrs.
Mary S. Oarret. of Philadelphia, fol
lowed up her speech of yesterday by an
other on the same line, the education of
Papers were read by 'Miss Grace
Dodge, of New York, on "Co-operative
Work Among Women:" Mrs. Samuel
Watson, of Tennessee, on "Philan
thropy of American Women:" Mrs. Al
vlra Davis, on "Women's Work In the
Hospital." and by Mrs. Emllv Hunting-,
ton Miller, of Chicago, on "Hospitals"'
.Harrisbnrir. Pa., Oct. 16. Secretary
Keenan, of the state Aitlanta exposition
commission, was 'here today closing up
affairs and making arrangements for
the trip of Governor Hastings and oth
er officials on Nov. 14. Pennsylvania
day. He states that the Judges of the
supreme court have accepted an Invita
tion. All the Pennsylvania exhibits
have been Installed.
Atlanta. Oa.. Oct. 16. The most Im
portant work of the Farmers' National
congress today was the adoption of
resolutions In favor of protection to
American shipping In the fore.len trade
and to corton, corn, whoat and the oth
er agricultural stnnles, a portion of
which are exported.
Washington. Oct. 16. Arrangements
were today perfected for the trip of
President Cleveland to the Atlanta ex
position. A snpclal trs In under the
management of Second Vice-President
Baldwin, of the Southern iRnll'way com
pany, will convey the president, his
cabinet and 'their wives. The train will
leave Washing-ton at 11 p. m. on 'Mon
day next, reaching Atlanta abort 4 p.
m. Tuesday. The president will start
on the retuVn trip to Washington after
the reception of the Caoltal City club
In Atlanta on Wednesday night, and
will arrive In Washington about 7
o'clock Thursday night.
IT WILL BE LAMBLIKE.
Tho Cnrbctt-Fltzslmmon Fight Is I.lnMo
to lie as Wordless as an Ordlnnry (inmo
Hot Springs. Ark.. Oct. 16. Oovernor
Clarke arrived here this afternoon and
was mot by a delegation of the citizens'
committee. He was driven to the Ar
lington hotel, where a conference was
held regarding the Corbett-Fllaslm-mons
fight. Judge Duflle adjourned
court to be present at the conference.
Among those present wer also State
Attorney League, the officers of tho
Florida Athletic club and General Tay
lor. After the conference a number of the
committee said the citizens' committee
would endeavor to handle Governor
.Clarke ns they did General Tavlor. The
committee completely satisfied General
Taylor before the conference adjourned.
It was esM, thnit no law would be
broken. The gloves will be shown and
a guarantee nf $10,000 will be offered
that there will be no brujallty.
SLUMMING AT BALTIMORE.
Members of tho Purity Congress Visit
Pons of Vlc.
Baltimore, Oot. 16. "The Traffic In
Girls." a paper read before the Purity
congress by Mrs. Charlton Edholm,
produced startling results. First the
pictures of depravity and wretchedness
described as belonging to certain quar
ters of every city brought many
visible shudders over the au
dience. Subsequently a party of wo
men delegates to the congress agreed to
make a slumming trip with the view
of seeing for themselves If such pictures
were to be found In Baltimore.
About midnight a party of the dele
gates, headed by Mrs. Edholm. and es
corted by two ministers and four news
paper men. under the protection of two
police sergennts, visited one of the no
torlous districts of the city, and spent
a couple o'f hours praying and pleading
with Hhe Inmates of the disorderly
Wilt strike Oct one- ft, "'
Clearfield. Pa Ont. Hl.-The delegates
representing tihe ennl miners of rentrnl
nnd northern Pennsylvania, In convention
here today, voted to strike on Hittirdav,
Oct. 10, for the S eents per ton Increase In
wages nsked for at the Phllllp'tnir con
vention on Oct. 2. The voto was 168 for
suspension to 6,1 agnbist It.
To Preserve tho Forests.
Baltimore, Oct, 16. At the second day's
session of the National Association of
Builders a resolution, was sdonted calling
lip Hecretary of the Interior Smith to en
force sll laws looking ts tb protection of
the public forests from unnecessary and
rtlf! Fire nt Cnlumbiis.
Columbus, O., Oct. IB. The Pugh build
Inir, a four-story brick structure at Third
snd Naughten streets, was destroyed by
fire this morning. Loss, Itn.COO. Miss
Anna Dearth fell from a thlrrd story win
dow and was fatally injured.
F.mplovos Are llnpnv.. .
Allontown, Pa., Oct. 10. The Thomas
Iron company yesterday gladdened their
850 employes by voluntarily Increasing
wages 10 per cent. This Is the second ad
vance within a few roenths.
Important Measures Considered at
AS TO MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Canons Concerning the Subjects -Are Re
ceived and Placed on File Another
Attack I'pori tho Present Title
of tbo Denomination.
Minneapolis. Minn.. Oct. 16. At to
day's Benslon of the house of deputies
of the Episcopal convention another
attack upon the present title of the de
nomination madu Itself manifest In the
presentation of a report from the com
mittee to consider the message from the
house of bishops, recommending that
the title puge of the book of common
prayer be changed by the omission of
the words "according to the use of the
Protestant Episcopal church In the
linked S'tates of America" and the sub
stitution of the words "according to
American use." There wan a minority
report signed by J. Plerpont Morgan, of
New York; Messrs. lleddle and Illanch
ard. of Philadelphia, and Perkins, of
Kentucky, In which the proposed
change was characterized as a virtual
reopening of the subject of prayer book
revision, which has already been set
tled, and therefore unwise and to be
deprecated as calculated to alarm the
members of the committee.
A vote by diocese and orders was
taken. It resulted: Clerical vote, ayes,
19; nays, SO; divided, 3. Lay vote, ayes,
12: nays, 30; divided, 4.
The house refused again to change
the title of the church as designated
in the prayer book, and the formal reso.
lutlon of non-concurrence with the
bishops was adopted by a large major
ity on a viva voce vote.
After the receipt of another message
from the bishops announcing that they
had designated the bishops of Milwau
kee and the coadjutor bishop of Minne
sota as delegates to the next meeting of
the Canadian general synod, Dean Hoff
man, from the committee on the con
stitution and canons, made a final re
port containing the proposed canons on
marriage and divorce, upon which the
commission has been laboring ever
since the assembling of the convention.
The Onions Received.
The canons, which were received and
placed on file, read as follows:
First No minister of this church shall
solemnize the marriage of any person who
has a divorced wife still living; but this
prohibition shall not be held to apply to
the Innocent party In a divorce which the
court shall have grunted for tho cause of
adultery, or to parties only divorced from
each other, seeking to be united again.
Second If any minister of this church
know or have reasonable cause to be
llevethat a person has been married other
wise than as the discipline of this church
cloth allow, he shall not minister holy bap
tism or the holy communion to such per
sons without the Written consent of the
bishop of the diocese.
Provided, however, that no minister
shall in any case refuse the sacraments
to a penitent person In Imminent danger
of death. t
.For an hour or more the house was
In a legal tangle over a request from
the Joint commission that It be con
tinued In existence to consider such
canons as may not be acted upon by
this convention, a special committee
having been appointed yesterday to
deal similarly with the constitution.
The bishops had already decided In fav
or of continuing the commission on the
canon question only, and after a tedious
and desultory debate the house con
curred by a vote of 1. to 59. This mat
ter disposed of, the order of the day,
the establishment of fhe "provincial
system," or the formation of dioceses
Into provinces was called for, and Dr.
Taylor, of Springfield, made a lengthy
address in its favor.
The house finally shelved the pro
vincial question by referring It to a
special committee to report In 1898.
WATCHING THE WOODIIALL.
Spanish Authorities Have nn Eye I'pon a
Washington, Oct. 16. The . steamer
Woodhall, now at New Orleans, Is the
subject of suspicion by the Spanish
minister in this country and tie la in
constant communication with the state
department on the matter. -Minister
De Lome alleges, it Is said, that the
Woodhall, which cleared from Balti
more for Progresso, iMexlco, landed en
route on Cuban eoil, arms and ammuni
tion for tho Insurgents. From Pro
gresso the Woodhall proceeded to New
Orleans, where she has been for some
The collector at New Orleans has
been Instructed to furnish the Spanish
authorities at New Orleans with nil the
Information he possesses regarding the
movements of the Woodhall. The ves
sel has not been seized by the United
States authorities, nor has any charges
been made officially against her, and
she Is lying at her dock, free to depart,
and Innocent as far as the authorities
here know of any infraction of United
STATE MILLERS MEET.
Pennsylvania Society In Session at
Philadelphia, Oct. 16 The board of
directors of the Pennsylvania State 'Mil
lers' association held a meeting this
afternoon at the Hotel Hanover, to con
sider the business of the association for
the coming year and to more thorough
ly organize the millers of Pennsylvania.
Colonel As'her Miner, of Wllkes-Barre,
the president of the association, pre
sided, and those present Included Gyrus
Hoffa, of Lewlsburg; B. 8. Isenberg, of
Huntingdon; Landis I.evan. nf Lancas
ter; K. K. Freed, of North Wales; Na
than Sellers, of Philadelphia, and First
Vice-President Jacob V. Edge, of Down
Ington. The board decided to urge congress
men from Pennsylvania to take step to
secure the passage of an act to retaliate
against foreign governments which dis
criminate against American flour, but
take American grain at a much lower
rate of 'fluty. The countries which the
millers have reference to are France,
Belgium and Germany, A resolution
was adopted urging the Pennsylvania
legislature to make an appropriation
for the Improvement of fhe harbor of
V. Froo silver Ccndomnod.
Columbus, O., Oct. 16. The Thurman
Democrntlc club, of which Allen. W. Thur
man Is member, adopted a resolution
Inst nlghf severely condemning the move
ment of free silver In the Democratic
party now being led by Thurman. Thur
mnn w,ns not present. The vote was
. Captured In Mexlen.
Chicago, Oct. 16. Ross C. Van Bokkelen,
who, after embezzling about 135,000 from
the Merchants' Loan and Trust company,
of thels olty, fled to the City of Mexico,
where he was recently arrested, arrived
In this city this morning in the custody of
three Plnkerton detectives.
I . The Pittsburg Synod.
' Carlisle.. Pa.. Oct. 10.-The Pittsburg
cynod, of the united Presbyterian church,
convened, In annual sesclon at Newvllle
today. Over 100 ministers from all parts
of the state are in attendance. The open
ing sermon was delivered by Rev. I. D.
Ijtnilis, of Pittsburg. The synod visited
Wilson Female ooilege, at Chambers
burg, this afternoon.
CASE OF HUGH DEMI'SEY.
Ills Counsel Insist That the Labor Leader
Is the Victim of Conspiracy.
Harrisburg, la., Oct. After many
postponements, the casd of Hutfii
Dempsey, the lalior leader serving a
term In the western penitentiary for
poisoning non-union workmen at Car
negie's mills, In Homestead, was pre
sented to the board of pardons this
evening. His lawyers insisted that he
was the victim of a conspiracy and that
foul water and not oion caused the
sickness and denth at Homestead. The
opposing counsel did not take this view
of It and contended that the testimony
upon which Dempsey 'had been con
victed was corroborated by that of sev
eral witnesses for the prosecution.
President Garland, of the Amalga
mated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers, presented a petition signed
by national heads of every labor organ
ization residing In Pittsburg asking for
the pardon of Dempsey.
LYNCHING OlT JEFF ELLIS.
The Turks end Chinese Outdone by a
Mob of Tennessee's Representative
Braden. Tenn., Oct. 16. The details of
the lynching lust night of Jeff Ellis, who
assaulted 'Miss Praeter, a 17-year-old
white girl. In the presence of her little
sister and escaped, reached here this
morning. Ellis was brought to Hraden
Inst night and confessed the crime.
Then he was taken to the house of Miss
Praeter and Bhe Identllled him. Whfle
en route to Somerville with the prisoner
Constable Farrow was overtaken by
300 men and Ellis was taken In charge.
He was ordered to kneel down and pray.
Then he confessed the crime and also
the beating of his own wife so badly
that Bhe died. Several months ago a
house belonging to Mrs. Harrel, near
Hraden, was tired at night and she, with
two daughters, were burned to death.
Ellis confessed that he and two others
fired the house.
Ellis was then mutilated and hanged
to a telegraph pole with this placard on
"No one must remove this body until
sundown under pain of death."
Later the mob took it clown and sent
t'he head to the family of a young girl
whom Ellis attempted to assault In
North Mississippi four days ago. Ellis
stated that he expected to suffer death
for his crimes, and showed no fear of
the fate In store for him.
The more conservative of the mob
wanted to content themselves by mere
banging, but bad whisky got the upper
hand of the younger element, and they
took part In the mutilation. No one
wore a mask.
Many Buildings Are Destroyed in n
Warren, Pa., Oct. 16. The town of
Tideout was visited by a destructive
fire this afternoon. Flames started In
t'he livery stable of O. H. Hastings. A
high wind was blowing and the flame
soon communicated to adjoining build
ings. A telegram was sent to Warren
asking for assistance. The water sup
ply was low. and ,the Tideout firemen
labored under difficulties. Some of the
townspeople removed their household
effects to places of safety. The authori
ties of Warren sent a steamer, accom
panied by a Are company, to the scene,
and soon afterward t'he spread of the
conflagration was checked.
Following Is a list of the losses: O. H.
Hastings, livery barn; Mrs. Davis, store
and meat market; Cophle & Gllflllun'p
blacksmith shop; Rescue Hose com
pany's house; J. W. Coles, two dwelling
houses: the town lock-up; A. Dunn's
barn, F. Mclntyre's blacksmith shop,
and Ed. Bartel's wagon works. The
totarloss Is $25,000, partially covered by
PRESIDENT AT WORK.
Mr. Cleveland's First Act Will lie the
Appointment of a I'lsh Commissioner.
AVashington, Oct. 16. One of the first
things to engage the attention of Pres
ident Cleveland will probably be the
appointment of a fish commissioner In
place of Colonel Marshal McDonald,
who died last summer. There Is really
a precising need that the office be filled.
Herbert A. dill, the efficient chief clerk,
and acting commissioner at the time of
Colonel McDonald's death, became, un
der the law, acting commissioner for n
term of thirty days. Since that period
expired, however, Mr. Olll has been act
ing as head of the commission without
Active aspirants to the position num
ber a dozen or more, while fully forty
persons have been named In connection
with the place. The annual salary Is
$5,000, and the commissioner is prac
tically Independent. Among those sug
gested for the place Is H. C. Ford, presi
dent of the Pennsylvania fish commis
sion. MEW JERSEY ALL RIGHT.
Republicans Will Licet Their Candidate'
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 16. The Republi
can state executive committee met here
today to confer' with the chairman of
the several county committees regard
ing the progress of the campaign. Af
ter adjournment Chairman Franklin
Murphy announced that they had re
ceived reports from every county In the
state, and that they were uniformly
From these reports .It was Inferred
t'hat Qrlggs will be elected by a plural
ity reaching anywhere from 10.000 to
15,000. The house of assembly, It is be
lieved, will consist of thirty-five Re
publicans and twenty-five Democrats,
Ilcndujnarters of the National Orgnnin
tlon to Bo Located ut Washington.
Chicago, Oct. 16. At an Informal con
ference of the merr.ibers of the national
committee at the Republican league at
the Wellington hotel this morning, the
removal of the headquarters of the
league from Chicago to Washington
was practically decided upon.
The formal meeting of the committee
Is being held this afternoon. In addi
tion to the removal question the com
mittee will be asked to adopt the low.i
plan of organization. The main feat
ures of the plan are congressional, dis
trict and county leagues.
York, Pa., Oct. 16. The prellmlnnn
meeting of the Lutheran synod of west
rrn Pennsylvania was held in Zlon's Lu
theran churnh tonight, at which the presl
dent, Rv. W. B. Frees, D.D., of York, de
llvered the annual sermon on "Rest In th
Church." The synod proper opens tomor
row morning and may Inst a week. Ov
100 ministers and delegates are In attend
Philadelphia, Oct. 16. The University e
Pennsylvania defeated the Indian school
of Carlisle, Pa., at foot ball here this Rf
ternoon by a score of 36 to 0.
New Haven, Conn., Oot It Yale, 12
ACCEPTED BY SHIP PASHA
Turkey Is Agreeable to British Scheme
for Armenian Reforms.
CHANGES IN JUDICIAL SYSTEM
An Imperial Decree Expected This Weok.
Tho Commissioner to Execute the
Plan to Ito Christian An
Early Settlement Probable.
Constantinople, Oct. 16. Said Pasha
has accepted the scheme for reform In
Armenia drawn up by Great Britain,
France and Russia, and it now awaits
the slgnlture of the Sultan. The scheme
is almost Identical with the projiosals
of last May, which, in substance, were
that the governors and vice-governors
of Van, Erxerum, Slvas, BltlK Khartut,
and Trebizond, might be Christian or
Mussulman, according to the Inclina
tion of the population, but either the
governor or the vice-governor Is to be
a Christian, and the appointments ore
to be confirmed by the powers. Local,
and not state, officials are to collect the
taxes, and enough money Is to be re
tained before It Is forwarded to Con
stantinople to pay tihe expenses of local
administration. Complete changes will
be made In the Judicial system, torture
will be abolished, the prisons will be
under surveillance, the police will be
composed of Christian and Turks equaJ
ly, and the laws against compulsory
conversion to Islamism will be strictly
The ambassadors of ths powers ex
pect that the whole question will be
finally settled during the course of the
week by the promulgation of an Im
perial decree. Contrary to general ex
pectation, the high commissioner who
will be charged with the execution of
this scheme of reform will be a Chris
tian. This was the hardest pill for the
Porte to swallow, and for a long time
It threatened to bring about the most
A Hussion warship has arrived hire.
The situation at Ismld Is critical. The
Christians are apprehensive of a Turk
According to a dispatch received by
the London Dally News, forty-six Ar
menians were killed and a large num
ber wounded by a Moslem mob at Ak
hissur on Oct. 9. The agitation Is being
renewed In Constantinople, owing to al
leged neglect of the government to ful
fil Its promls to the Armenian refugees.
An attack was made on Kasslm Pasha
and other Armenians on Oct. 12. four
being killed and a number wounded.
WORK OF PI CITY CONGRESS.
'dens Advanced by Persons Who De
sire tho Suppression of Vice .Miss
Shinn's Questions Answered.
Baltimore, Oct. 16. At the meeting of
the Purity congress day Miss Harriest
Shlnn, asttlntant secretary of the civic
federation of Chicago, asked the dele
gates to answer In one minute responses
;ix questions, in which she said her
association was greatly interested. The
luerlr s and the consensus of opinion of
'.he twenty odd delegates who replied
,vere as follows:
"What would be the result of license
'n large cities of the united states?"
Answer "Houses of prostitution, Ill
fame or assignation should not be li
censed." "Is It pra'ctlcal to suppress prostitu
"What Is a practical way to deal with
"Give women the right of suffrage,
nnd enforce the laws governing the
"is It advisable to enforce existing
irdlnances and throw the Inmates of
houses of ill repute Into the street?"
"Yes; send the men to Jail and the
women to the workhouse."
The last question, which was unfit
for publication, was a poser for the
delegates, and therefore before the
question was fully understood and an
swered the time albnted to the civic
federation had expired, and the con
gress took a recess.
At the afternoon session "some
causes of present ilay Immorality and
suggestions as to practical remedies."
by B. O. Flower, editor of the Arena, of
It.iston, was read by Mrs. Pauline W.
Hvdme. of P jltimore.
Miss Jessie Ackerman. an all-round
missionary of the Women's Christian
Temperance union, said: "I have Just
.-onto from Iceland, where such a thing
As a lewd woman Is not known, because
impurity Is not recognized In man, no
matter what his station. It Is time for
us to start a crusade against masculine
impurity. Lot us all move against them
as a body, and li t us call them fallen
men ns Impure women are called fallen
.A condensation of the paper of ,Rev.
I. B. Wolty. of Kansas City, on the need
of White Cross work, was read by Dr.
Mary Wood Allen. It held that the law
if purity should equally bind men and
women, and favored woman's right to
vote. A paper ion the relation of the
ires and stage to purity, written by
Josiah W. Leeds, of Philadelphia, was
read by his wife, .Mrs. Deborrah C.
Frances Ellen Watklns Harper (col
ired), of Philadelphia, made a short
ippt al for the women of her race. The
'alien black woman ahould, she said,
')e rovlded for In rescue homes.
KELVA AS A DEFENDANT.
Mrs. Lock wood Is Trapped by Amatour
Washington, Oct. 16. Mrs. Belva
txickwood, the well-known female at
'.ory and one-time candidate for presi
dent. Is under bond in the sum of $300
'o await Investigation by the grand
!orney, Is under boml in the sum of $300
nlalnant In the rase Is Robert E. L.
White, a lawyer and real estate broker,
vho formerly had his office In a bulbi
ng owned by Mrs. .Loekwood. He
hnrged that iMrs. 'Lockwood placed, or
-aused to be placed, upon his office
loor libelous statements, charging him
vlth having defrauded 'his former land
'ady of her rent and etideavorlng to do
he samo with his present landlady.
Two amateur detectives testMed that
'hey oaw Mrs. Lockwood attach the
ilaeards to the door. She absolutely
contradicted their testimony on every
mint. Her attorney 'was ex-Congress-nan
STATE SNAP SHOTS.
The Pottstown town council will pub
Icly Investigate charges of Immorality
ireferred against several policemen.
Alcoholism killed Jacob Fehr and he
vns found dead In the haymow of his em
ployer's barn at lawcr Alsace, Berks
Horse thlevee are raiding the farmers
n the vicinity of Rellefon'te, the latest
ufferer being William Tressler, of Buf
Sportsmen who have visited the Blue
mountains this season report a great
-carcity of squirrels, quail and partridges,
tabblts are plentiful.
Orlef over the death of a child caused
Samuel Blossea, or HorrisDurg, to at'
tempt suicide last night 'by shooting him.
sen tnrougn we ten ureas i.
THE REPUTATION OF THIS
DEPARTMENT OF OUR BUSI
NESS IS TOO WELL KNOWN TO
NEED ANY COMMENTS.
The stock this season Is larger
than ever before and of greater va
riety, comprising very full lines of
Ladles', Gentlemen's, and Chil
dren's Vests, Pants and Union
Suits. We call special attention to
Saittey Wool IMeirair
(of which we are sole agents in
Scranton) the excellence of which
la unquestionable. Owing to the
reduced tariff these goods are lower
in price than ever before, while the
quality is much improved. We
note a few
Specials ii Mcnrear
Ladles' Oneita Union Suits. Three
IeclalB In Union Suits at 75c.,
$1.00, $1.25; Children's Union Suits
at 49c. up; Gents' Wripht'e Fleeced
Health Underwear at Cue. up.
Ito Great Specials
In Ladies' Egyptian Ribbed Vests
and Pants at 25c, 30c. and 3to.
Great special in Children's Vests
and Pants; all sizes. Full line of
Gloves zii Hosiery.
510 and 512
Bry aM WetWeata
SHOES that don't lot In wet: bnflt to kee
feet dry when it reins; a comfortsble, ser
viceable Sboo for winter wear. Have a pair.
114 AND 116 WYOMING AVE.
Wholesale and Retail.
able for Wedding Pres
ents, Birthday Presents,
Eye Glasses, Opera
Glasses and Spectacles a
W. J. Weiclhel
408 Spruce st Near Dime Bank.
READING'S MAYOR ARRESTED
lie Is Charged with Playing "Duck sod
Davy" and Taking Chestnuts.
Heading, Pa., Oct. 16. A warrant was
served upon Mayor William F. 9han
aman today on oatih of Elijah H. Good
hart, a farmer of Ailsace township. The
mayor Is charged with trespass, throw
ing atone In playing "duck and davy,'
Liking and carrying away chestnuts,
The mayor nays the whole thing la
spite work and that he will br'ng a cross
Strike of Weavers.
Allontown, Pa., Oct.. 1.6. One hundred
weavers In the Ulvjvnaud Silk mill struck
at noon today because their petition for
better wages was refused. They claim
they cannot make a living since the mill
was put on three-quarter time.
eastern Pennsylvania, fair: slight
Ider; northwesterly winds. ,
IN FIE JEWELRY.