The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 26, 1895, Image 1

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In such Invulnerable force as to
make the cold hearted, ley breasted
monarch of frost and snow almost
melt ait it appearance.
Display Tbis Wed.
I grand beyond description. It
embraces about every good thing
manufacturers ever thought of
aiaklng. At GOe. we offer a wonderful
amount of solid oomfort In an hon
est White Cotton Blanket of good
zi and weight, and from that
figure, prices advance by almost
Imperceptible steps, till a great
fathomless wealth of luxurious
warmth Is reached on our superb
Blankets at 15.50. This week every
number tin our endless stock Is
opened up and conveniently ar
ranged for your inspection.
As to Values. '
It's only natural ws should take
first place. We buy moat and sell
nvovt, and when ws say that the
prices ws quote this year, are mors
favorable to your interest than ws
have ever submitted, you oan guess
the rest.
Cotton Blankets
The best that ever cams from
looms, colored or white, fancy bor
ders, '
50c. to $1.25
50 Per Cent
Wcol Blankets
Gray or wfotte the best wearing
Blankets on the market and In
many respects ss good as all wool.
The values are extra special.
Gray Blankets. 12.00 and $2 50
White Blankets, $2.25 to 14.00
All Wool Blankets
Scarlet or whits best standard
makes only, and every thread of
them purest wool.
Scarlet Blankets, $3.25 to I4.G0
'Vbite Blankets, 13.75 to M.S0
Natural: Wool Blankets
, i Mads from the purest undyed
wools; soft, fleecy and very heavy.
Prices $3.75 and $4.50
We carry a complete line of these
jstly celebrated Blankets. For
srabillty they are matchless, and
they are not laoklng In any of the
essential features of a good Blan
Assortment unlimited fillings and
oovsrtngsnbo very beat The tilth
sr flgvrea are for Elder Downs.
Prices, 85c to $4.50
Porccasts as to the Organization of
the Next House.
It Is the Belief of Senator Quay's Friends
Thstthe Beaver Statesman Will Not
Oppose the Pittsburg Con-grosssmaa-Otber
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Washington, Oot. 25. Much Interest
is being taken In the make-up of the
next house. Of course, Tom Reed will
be the next speaker, and he will have
the making up of the committees. There
ars few, if any membero of t'he next
house, in itown. They will) not begin
to aci'ive until the m'jdd'.e cif next
monith. What ittie programme of the
Republican will be Is, of course, un
known.' but Shot there will be some
fun, gcvn without saying. It Is e?einer
ally tuulfenstiood that there will be no
raddoal tinkering wilth 'the tarlffa. The
country doesn't want the tasue raised.
Business U becoming settled now and
any radioil changes in the tariff would
only td to upset: Vt again. Even Re
publican business men are opposed to
any such change m the revenue laws
nt this time. If (the house should paw
a new measure the senate, which will
be controlled by the Democrats, will
only kill It. And m the event of 'botnt
branches of congTess paiMlnB a new bill
President Cleveland would promptly
veto It, and that 'Is all congress would
bve for Its labors.
The silver question will' be one ot
the leading Issues In the next cotixrcss.
Of course, there will not be as many
champions of the white metal In the
next house as tthere were In the last
two. but the few who will be there will.
rt doubt, raise the Issue and carry It
on to the bteter end. The silver ques
tion -will figure as a two-edged swrd
In the next presidential campaign. Ths
old panties know It Is loaded at both
ends, and mill handle it with a great
deal of oaxe and respect.
It Is too tarly yet to make any proph
esies In regard 'to the kind of leylsla
'.)ti that will be conceived by Speaker
Heed and hU 214 Republic-til backers
out of a grand total of 334 member
In tihe nsxt houae. For that reason I
will pats that question for the pres
ent. With the soealcersihlp question prac
tically settled the nixt topic uppermost
4fl the mlr'Js of the Republlnis Is
who will be clerk of the house. S.-r-gtant-a.t-arms,
doorkeeper snd post
causer, ad who will tit sd the Impor
tant comntfttets. The fight for the
cVtirkwhp will. In all probability, nar
row d j wn between ex-r'-cmrwman-nt-t.arge
iMcDonuld. of Pennsylvania,
and ex-RfprseT!.taiMve 1'enderson. of
Illinois. Bciln are In the field. 0--1 both
have many warm supporters. The of
fice of clerk of the house has been hIJ
by Pennsylvanlams almost contin
uously since the erratic of the office.
It I now held by Hon. James Kerr, of
Pennsylvari'rt. who has made a very
popular and effloVnt clerk. If the tieit
house were Democratic Mr. Kerr would
have no opposition for re-eleo'lon. In
fact, he was eUdWl the two t rms h
has held the office by scelnnvif ln. It
1s genetully beU-ved that McDonald
will succeed Mr. Ki-rr.
Thene Is now talk of making
General Hendtxion sr?i'.int-at-a.'frs
or doorkeeper. T!he emol'tments
of the two l.i!tir pitloru or rif quit
so large as the clerkship, but the pa
tronage ot the latter 'j mucOi Lirger
than the clerkship, snd n-rif.ant-st
arms ofllce combined. If Melinald Is
elected clerk, and Henederron ser-guint-a-t-arrra.
the dvrkeeptr'jhlp and
postmastershlp will likely go to the
south smd extreme east, or extreme
west. Or ooume, there are plenty of
fellows who want the t laces, but none
of them have developed sutf,?lrtly jo
ten who w'll draw the pn'.sea Illinois
now has the sergeant -at rms. ar.d
Texas) ttie doorkeeper. T.s nost
masterehip Is now vacant, eautvd by
the death of Mr. Dal ton. an ex-member
from Indiana.
The contest for the ways and means
chairmanship will be between Iw'iell,
of Pennsylvania, and Payne, of New
York. Payne ranks Dslsell on rfte mm
mlblee at present, but the frlorvrts of
Che little Pittsburger are o.nir to put
up a good Miff tight for him. It ts be
lieved that If Senator Quay has any
Influence, with Speaker Reed Mr. Dal
ssll will be turned down. The sena
tor's closeivt friends, however, nay he
will not take any fart in the flgit. for
the reason that he does not vrxn to be
under any obligation's to Mr. Reed when
the national convention meets.
General Bingham, of Philadelphia,
will, no doubt, be made chairman of
the committee on pottofllcea and port
rcas. He was ohalrrmm of Unit en ra
mi! tee under Speaker Reed In the fifty
firfrt congress. He will also occupy a
plaoe on the committee on appropria
tions. He Is one of the most capable
members from Pennsylvania. He has
had considerable experience on both
Reprflsemtatlve Walker, of Massachu
setts, will probably head the committee
on banking and currency, and Her
mann, of Oregon, or Grosvenor, of
Ohio, the rivers and harbors commit
tee. Borvtelle. of 'Mailne, will be chair
man of the committee on naval affairs
and Ocneral David B. Henderson, of
Iowa, will aot in a aim liar capacity on
the committee on appropriations. Ths
urter-wtate and foreign commerce com
mittee, 1m all probability, will be head
ed by W. P. Hepburn, of Iowa, and
H1M, of ininols, will preside over the
foreign affairs committee. He ts prob
ably the best posted mam In congress
on matters of foreign interest.
Marnier, of Pennsylvania, Is In Mns
for chairman of ths commlMee on tls
ttrlot of Columbia, butsa he and Speak
er Reedl "didn't speak as they passed
by" hi We ftfty-ftrst congress It Is
mora than likely he will be given the
"marbla heart" by ths big man from
Henry Vf BDatr, who rnpreoenited
New Hampshro in the senate for
twelve years, but who ts now a mem
ber of the houae from thaJt atate, will
likely preside over ths commute on
Pacific railroads. '
Colonel William A. Btone, of Penn
sylvania, has always had a desire to
be cbflJrmam of the Judiotary commit
tee, ana If Powers, of Vermont, who
rank Mm on ths committee, doesn't
tools upon being placed at the head
of st, Colonel Stone will probably have
his wlah gratified. (He is a fine laiwyer
and would make a capable chairman.
Beth 'M.IHken, of Maine, will likely
head the committee on pubKoibulMlngs
and grounds, and Case Broderlck, of
Kansas, that of the committee on print
ing. '-i-
Joseph A. Scranton occupied a place
on two minor oomratttees In the last
house, territories and manufacturea.
Mr. Scran ton will probably devote- roost
of his ttnis this winter to getting a bill
through congrtsM reimbursing his
friend. Postmaster Vandllng, for those
stolen stamps. He wlU have his hands
full at that. W. R. Bell.
Thore Is No Particular Haste in Forward
Ing It to Vencsuels.
Washington. Oct. 25. The Venesue
lan minister, 'Mr. Andrade, had a brief
Interview this morning wltih Secretary
Olney, but the matter of the ultima
tum, It Is learned, was only incident
ally referred to. It Is believed that the
so-called ultimatum was sent to the
German foreign ofllce at Berlin to be
forwarded to their representative at
Caracas, by whom It will be delivered
to President Cresno. Some uoubt Is ex
preFsed If it has yet left Berlin.
There are quiet Intimations here that
at least nne of the girsat European
powers, whose friendliness toward the
United States has frequently been
manifested. Is Interesting Itself In this
dispute with Great Britain, altihough
to what extent Is not known.
Story of a :iash Is Dcniod-Mr. uiney'a
Visit to Boston tlio Foundation of Sen
Siitlnnul Ku mors.
WashOwrton, Ocit. 25. The rumored
r!jh In the cabinet be'tweiw tftie pres and his secretary of state over
qut'i'ttor. of fopulpn policy has bten
e.linco't UBjnlmoiisly der.ound aa a
"fake," cutrffestcd pMbably by Secre
tary OOney's failure to accompany the
lirwirtt-evt and cabinet to Atlanta.
W'htin Mr. olivey was vleva'tcd to th.
llrt't p'ace In the cabinet o till the
vacancy wuwd by Uhe death of Jtidire
(is'.'tJam 'the president was "thoroughly
famiMar with hlsj views on fcvre'.gn af
fairs. He had had two year's associa
tion with bim at the cabinet table,
and had listened 'to hU opinion upn
the Maine dlotrlne ajid questions of
foreign i.jiVy.
It Is therefore urreamnulble to sup
pose 'tha't either iMr. llnvy, who a?
copied thw st.ate dvartment ptrtfo)lo
fully jware of the preiMer. t's views on
affairs cf fia'.e. or that the president.
I wY.3 fhrcwu;!ily ur.dertooil ttiin, should
I flrJ oautw for (liy.iyrH'mrnt In a sub
y.C. wh'ich h b.s"ti (!U.Mid over and
j ovur asln s'ance Mr. Civ vela was
I flrj: 'ItHittfrati'il In 18 '5 This rumor
widoithlelly in llr.e with the sensa- diiivt'hes which have recently
i !en fcrf t o er the country
! com tiding: i!eve!!s In the Vene
! sutia h.''it'lj.n' dispute .and Is jremeral-
ly arvp.t.nj here as having no more
keliiisof an Farlicr Itacs I'njsrthsJ on a
Kurm Ncit' Toledo
Toledo. O.. Vf. 2". A mound on the
fn-m of Henry T. Niles. living J'lvt out
side the city limits, wits opened today.
Tiie mt r mjirkable dUcovers after
a large excavation hod bt;n made, were
no less tan twenty skeletons, all In a
svtUrg fu-tirre aril In a row. UesMe
e"h one. tlie face of which was Inva
riably 'ow vd the eet. was a curiously
wrought piece of pottery ware. dlfTererrt
from that which as been taken from
the TPOur.d. in o;her Uil'.'les. so far
as known. Theee bowls would hold pr
hsrs a rall m or -more ei h. and the
edj. In'ead of lInF plsln and crude,
sre fl!iil on nurh ornamental style,
wh'Je on the Mm are curiously
n iieht fliirfs. w'liether pictorial or
!i!rwl pineal can scarcely be deter
rc"l. Th te;r-s. f?-im lor Interment
r.d r:ti exprwure to the elements,
ratursllv hrmn to criimH ard fall to
rtiidt i- in pleee. 'Hut many of
them prwrved in nectlons. and
oree'r two juUs are kept Ir'act. Prom
careful mf-suremer:. the bodies seem
to hiive he-n rf altit the raTie stature
as the pvnU.r, 'rd.'v. al'V-urh the low
r Jaws ore larger, heavier and etMr.z
er. and the tee'h were n'eut (twice at
Hrge B3 thee of the T'-Mile of today.
Further excavations will be made.
Jnslo Ulclitar Step (Iti-.IJg the Poor of
llrr llomf and Is ern More.
Larvi, 111., On. 25 Jt: nichter,
aged 12 yars. Hvirg with her parents
in Steuben township, stepped outside
'.he doer on an I at ID o'clock last
nlht and i-Sf ptarOJ ss mysteriously
as If the esK.h had swalpiwed her. The
al irm wsa won given at Sparland. The
town turned out In rf-atvh of the m
Ine child, but ro trace of her was found.
The hills and ravines In the relghbor
hnod for mill around have been tra-verr-d
with ro avail, and the parents
are frantic with grief. If he has not
been abducted or foully dealt with it Is
porslble ehe fwjc to death, as the night
was very cold, with atmonrtiere.
It Is not pe:We that hc Is In hldlna:,
ss her relations at home were pleas
ant. It FAR LNl7i:oi.LIS!ON.
Ons Msn Is Killed snd Three Are Injured
5esr llnltltnore.
Bslrjmcre. Oot. Ij. A noli Won oc
curred th's mornlnr on the rwiltkmore
and Potcenac raJ'lixi'l at tvnie station,
midway between Baltimore and Wash
ington, In which one person was killed
and tlixe injured.
Enixine No. 113, moving north from
WaHh'lnirton. with n stock train, badted
In on the "Y" ait Howie to allow an ex
press train to fa, when a work trnln
on the Pipe's Creek lime ran Into tho
rear of the train.
Amos Forsemnn Is Instantly Killed by
Heading Cars.
PotrsVllle, Fa., Oct. 23. While Amos
Fonssman, Jr., and Albert Seeling were
returning from a eoclety meeting at
LlfweUyn. tit miles from here, early
tibia morning they were run down by a
PhUadelrh'a .and iResJ'ig coal train
on The Mine 11.11
Forpernan was Instantly killed, btrt
Seeling escaped uninjured. Both resid
ed m PottuVllle. For soman was 2$
years old and unmamed. ,
Hot Cost Dropped from sn F.nglne Ignites
a B'ldge.
P)tt-burg. Oct. 25. Th . BaRlmore
snd Ohio railroa d bridge aicross Gam bis
Oreek, eiaht miles eaet of Washington,
Pa., on the Wheeling division, was de
t'.royed by fire today. ' All traffic over
liaat division will be suspended until
a new bridge oan be erected.
Ths lira originated from hot coals
dropping from ths ash pan of a freight
locomotive. .i
Result of the Shooting llsndlcnp.
Bsltlmors. Oct 55. H. Ollbert, of Spirit
Lake, fa., won the Dupont grand cbitni
plonsblp handicap for trap shooters. Me.
Alester ' ("Hay ward,") of Philadelphia,
won second money; Wagner, of Washing
ton, took third, and Cos, of Baltimore,
fourth. .
, McKHlght Onltty of Msnslsaghtsr! . .
Pittsburg, Oct. H. The Jt ry In the cess
of K J McKnrhlt. charred with the mur
der of T. F. Hyland, returied a verdlst
of manslaughter late this artsrnon. '
Doesn't Like the References to His
So-Callci fresldent-Nahlng.
Thinks -That tbs Best Wsy to Treat
Englund Is to Excel llcr on the
High scas-Oiie or Two
Kuiaors Nailed.
Philadelphia. Oct. 25. Today's In
qu'irer, which Is regarded by politicians
as Senator Quay's personal organ, says:
'"Desi.lte the emphatic disclaimers of
t)ie senator many of the newspapers
ttiat arc hust'ile to him cont'inue to pluce
J:.m til the occupation of 'presldeiit-niukirg-.'
Irlor to his departure for
Nt-w Yvrk theena:or expressed annoy
Kmce at this sort of thLng, saying that
.h only way he could account for it
was a disposition In certain quarters
to create antipathy to him by placing
him In ''.'he objectionable role of a dlctu
t'r. When the proper time comes Quay
will do his full share In 'helping to norui
rat a KepuiJlican candidate for presi
dent of it he United Slates and after that
he Will do more than his share in help
ing to elect that candidate. But In the
mearvl'me he Is not going about with a
truss band placing possibilities in nomi
nation. The story that Senaitor Quay Is a can
didate for secretary of the navy under
the next Republican adn.lnltratlon Is
on a par with the other stories. A
close friend of the senator said last
nlkt that he felt morally sure that
Quay would not -accept a cabinet port
folio cif any desnrrptlon. It Is not In his
line and his deposition would not P?r
n!t him to tie himself down to the hard
routine work Incidental to such a
That Navy Secretaryship Story.
President Megargee, of the Pen and
Pencil club tells. In the Times, the foun
dation of the latter report. Says he: A
few 'Jays ago. In the Hotel ftletropole. In
this city, In the pruencc of a number of
friends. Senator Quay was eiia-ed' In
cor.vvrsalicn. The Venesueian Incident
betam the subjf-t of talk, and reiur was made to Salisbury's sugges
tion to i.lney that Urtat Britain had
rights In, Ju:-h Attwxlva When the
1'nlted States rad not grown Into a na
tional c milltlon. The argument was
not foolihly warlike, but President
C.WrianJ's pronnounovd altitude In
support of the Munroe ductrine was
una.ijm.:iily and warmly approved.
Then came comment upon our new
navy. S-'aiM Quay: "American Invent
ive eenius has 'ilsplc yed Hnelf In the
bull ling of our new warships. In thrir
sneed. In their armnmen, In their re
duction of the consumption of coal. Our
evolution In this diroelien will forever
settle any question of supremacy be
tween in and Griat Britain; not on a
war tasis. but on a commercial one.
The Kntflli'h -people today owe their
power to their leing the ereatest octan
frelK'at-cirrier of the world. We should
occupy that position, snd we sre now on
the wsy to reach .lt It can be brought
atout ty merits Inventiveness. Am
erican pivgress and American pluck."
Qoay's enthusiasm erou'ed some one
In the party a naval offlolal to soy:
"Set ator, It Is rumored that you sre a
rand'.Jate the presidency. With
those sentiments as a platform you
would swet p the country."
"No, no. no." came the response
quickly and earnietly. "but 1f I were
tr-r-etary of the navy for four years I
think I emil't offer sjch rutrcettiona to
cfmsrre.'s as would In the 'next ten years
make this the greatest maritime nation.
the grt test ocean freight carrier on the
fsee of 'this srl.khe."
That Is what happened. And upon
that has been bu!!t the story of Quay's
ambition to be se-cretary of the navy.
Offiee In Kekois Closed While the Pint
msster l.lcaln I .ill In s Mlnnesots To- g.
W'ihion. N. D., Oot. 26. The people
of Chr'.ttlne, this coumty, have been
waiting for thoir mill marly a week,
rnly to Mnd that their poetmaeter 's
dtra'jntl by tne law In a nelsthlxirtng
tte. Oluf Berglund. the p's!miat.ter,
tine tt'.r day vUlled Whapeton and
m '3Si1oi'j.:ed the quanUty of liquor
h couii safely iirry.
He tht-n went over to Breckenrldtre.
Minn., got too tslkstlve. wis arrested
ac.d sent to Jail for ninety da)-s. There
he now lies, eervlng Wis sentence, and
unle.s I'ncle Fam Intorferes the people
of Ohr'jtK'no may have to wait some
time fur their mall.
Broken Bill DlssovereJ In Time to
Prevent sn Aceldsnt.
I'pper Panducky. Oct. 25.-Pajrta of a
broken rtaiil were the first Intimation of
a most fortunate dleenvery near Xilma
Sun-day afterrutm. The PeinnaylvanU
Fast Une with Senator Jlrtce's private
cur attached was approaching that city
when the trackmen found a broken
Ths dlsaovery was made Juwt 'before
the train was due. The Mind was kept a
seortt until rhe arrival of the broken
pin here today. Brlce's family. Chair
man Smllley and Walter B. Ritchie
were on the train.
Mae Subject County to Exponas of
New Trial.
Hollldaysburg, Oct. 25. A Juror's
winking habit may subject this county
to the expense of a re-trial of an im
portant criminal prosecution.
In the oaf against Merchant Jacob
Dross, who was convicted of defrauding
creditors, the defendant moved for a
new trial and one of the reasons la that
a Juror winked several times st the
prctecutor, O. A. Hrjrner, a Baltimore
wholesale merchant, during the trial.
The court held the case under advise
lie Is l-eft Qusner of a Million by an
Aunt's Death.
Oreerunburg. Pa., Oot. 25. Ottis Ja
ooby, of Butervllle. employed In the
mines at this place, has become sud
denly wealthy by the death of an aunt
in 'Philadelphia, who bequenlthed 'him
property to the value of 1275,000. -
Accompanied by his brother, Ocorire
Jaooby, of Ohio, Ottts went to Phila
delphia last night to lay claim to ths
property.'. -
Peculiar Case In Wbish Msn Suspooted of
i 1 1 Murder Goes Free.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oot. 25. Today In
criminal court on motion of attorneys
In the case of Charles II. -Evans,
charged with the murder of Isaac Jope
at the First Avtfnue hotel, the prisoner
was released on his own recognizance.
This practically dosed the first chapter
in one of the most mysterious murder
case In the history of Allegheny county,
and Is ths first Instance on record
where a man charged with murder was
released without ball.
Evans has been In Jail since May 6,
and was Indicted by the grand jury.
For some unknown reason the com
monwealth was unwilling to proceed
with the evidence at hand, and Dis
trict Attorney Haymaker willingly ac
ceded to the motion of the defendant's
counsel. Whether the case will ever
come to trial Is a matter of remote
During a Petty Ouarrel with Ills Wife,
He Is Fatally Wounded hv His Son.
New Castle, Pa., Oot. 23. To defend
his mother during a petty quarrel,
Clark Itay shot his father, Farmer
Howard Ray, of Neshannock township,
twice In -the chest and groin, and the
victim will die. Five shots were llred,
and after the affray the elder Ray
dragged himself to the home of a neigh
bor and asltcd their protection.
The wife and mother disclaims all
knowledge of the affair. When asked
if he wanted his boy arrested, Kay
begggd that his son might be given a
couple of days to get away if he
dix's traiTe review.
I'pon the Whole the Business Situation
Remains F.MC'jtiraglng. but Imports Aro
larger Thnn Ever lie fore.
New York. Oct. 23. R. G. Dun &
Co.. 'In their weekly review of trade.
Issued tomorrow, will pay: Cooler
weather tha.t generally helped retail
trade, ami with Increased consumption
by .tihe millions the way will -be clear
for 'better business.
Iron boasts rome coid contracts this
week, one from -Russia for several
months' production of armor plate by
the Carnfjrle works, one for govern
ment appraisers' stores here and others
for 2.S'K) freight cars, with prospects of
as many more. Bessemer piK ad
vances, but finishes products o: the
whole decline as murth. other piit Iron
not rising. It Is too late 1n the season
for good business In structural forms
or pipes, and tank meel Is Hwer. wl'h
sheets weultur. Rails to Oct. 1, OTrt.nel)
Pons deliver.-!, and "oVOOti tons sold,
make a ipitlful record w.irks, which
have turned out over 2noo.o0O tons in
a year, but this only ren lera more eur
prUjig the Increase In other uses f
iron. Whether tin fcla'te works will
take 30O.WO.0.0 pounds steel th:s year,
as the latent oflckal report Indlea'ten,
will depend on prices, and rales of coke
belgw the Imteat estaiMlthed price are
noticed, wiitih the largest proJiictiun on
Kxponts for the week are 40 per cent,
and f"r three week-s 6 per cent, larircr
than la.s'! year, but Impom were for
the week 34 per cent., and for three
weeks 30 per cent, laruer tvan lt
year. Failures this week are 231 In the
1'nlted States ayalnst 231, last year.
The Champion Wires I'rienJs In Gotham
to Send on ths Stake Money snd Look
Out for a Scrap.
Hot Spnlngs. Ark., Oct. 23. Corhett
this afternoon tylegraphed to Phil
I yei- and others 'In New York to for
ward the stake money at once. He
stS'ttd In the telegram Bhat he was
determined to remain In Hot Springs
unuil November, and see the matter
out. Hills puis a new aspect on nffalrs,
and It Is believed that Corbelt has
made up his mind to meet Pltzsimmons
under any circumstances.
The champion was furious this after
noon over the receipt of a telegram
from Martin Ju!:.:in. In which the lat
ter stated i;bit If Oorbett did not re
main at Hot Springs andtneet Fltsslm
muns he (Julian) would proclaim him a
coward ami a cur. Joe Vendig this
morning wired Dan Stuart to secure an
option on a Urge circus tent, and stat
ed that matters would be materially
changed w;th!n a day or two.
Corpus Ohrirti, Texas, Oct. 23. FHs
slminona continues his daily training
here, but rhe past few days he has not
Ik en laboring as hard as he did two
weeks ago. 'He thinks there ts no
ohance mnv to meet Corbet! In the
ring. He informed the reporter thnt
the failure to pull a flKht off Is the
greater; dies pi-ointment of his life, but
he says he has tihe consolation of know
ing it Is no fault of his.
Inspector from Washington Is Conduct
ing a Mterlou InvcMlgstlnn.
PUCtbursr. Pa.. Oct. 23. An Investiga
tion, surrounded by an unusual decree
of mystery. Is on at the Pittsburg post
office. The Investigation came about
thiough compiulnts made to the post
office department ait Washington. W.
C. Moore, of Philadelphia, one of the
government's most efllclent Inspectors,
Is conducting a most searching In
quiry, the nature of which Is not yet
positively known outside of the circle
of those Who preferred the charges
and the officials Interested. All sorts
of hints ore In political circles,
and int.'.ina Hons are that a big fight Is
on In the local Democracy,
Inspector Moore arrived in Pittsburg
on Tuesday. Postmaster O'Ponnell de
nies a number of the sensational re
ports, but declines to make any state
ment for publication. Inspector Moore
also declines to make any statement
concerning his presence In (Pittsburg
at this time.
Interstate Commerce Commission Aw srds
Klg Sum In Reparation.
Washington, Oot. 25. The interstate
commerce conunlsskHi has announced
Its decision on claims filed for repara
tion by ehlppers. nvembers of the Inde
pendent Refln-ers" association of TltUH
vllle and Oil City, one agatnet the West
ern Ntiw York and Pennsylvania and
Ler.Jgh Valley Ttaulroa'd companies, end
the otheir against the Fltchburg and
Ronton and .Mi'r.e mlllnoads and tho
Drla'Ware a.r.ii Hudson Canal company.
The rc pa rat ion awarded by the com
mission to various cUilmfl-nits amounts
to an aggreg'J'te of tSf4.94S.80. and the do
fer.damt cortters TMtrticlpatftne: in the
vhifrments are held eeverally liable.
Ulven to ths Mlno l.sw bv Oepnty At
torncy Gsnorsl l.lkln.
Harrlsburg. Pa., Oct. 25. Deputy At
torney General Elkln has given Mine
Inspector Stein, of Shamokln, an opin
ion to the effect that the word miner
as used In the phrace "practical ex
perience as a miner" In the anthracite
mine act of 1891, Includes laborers,
loaders, roadmen, repairmen and
others who work In the mines, but who
do not actually mine coal.
This opinion will, doubtless, Increase
the number of applicants for examina
tion for mine and assistant mine fore
men. .
Clothing Merchant In Trouble.
' HollMftysburg, Pa., Oct. 25. Executions
for 118.000 were Issued here this morning
against E. Conn, the proprietor of a
large clothing and dry goods store In A)
toona, this county. The establishment
was closed by the sheriff. 1
Surprising Kesults of the "Chain"
Plan Pisclosed In Illinois. '
Figures That Are Incomprehensible in
Their Immenslt) Tlio Missives Aro
Still Pouring in from Across ths
Oeoan-Govcrnment Is Worried.
Karuevllle, Rll., Oct 23. IAs a result of
the "letteir chain" scheme started by
Edma. R. Orown two years ago for the
ostensible purpose of collecting 1,000,000
ued clamps, for which a medical insti
tution would gilve trealtiment to .Mat tie
E. Oanman, a crippled girl, letters are
pouring Into this village postofllee at
he rate of 6.000 a day. The operations
of the "chain" have been practically
stopped In this country, but letters con
taining from 5 rto 100 stamps continue to
arrive from foreign lands. The postof
floe, every house In the surrounding1
country and even the barns and hay
stacks ore swamed with the millions
of letters addre&sed to .Miss Brown, who
has (recently become the wlfa of the vil
lagei blacksmith. As ithvy keep on
coming by the bushel from forelsm
countrK-s the government can do noth
ing bu t end thtm to the dead letter of
fice at a heavy epenee. and fram there)
they will never be reclaimed.
The girl who was Miss Brown ao
krowledires that "no medical Institution
ever made an offer to treat Mies Oar
man for the etampe, but she had a
vauue idea that 'if she could collect 1,
nftfi.oCO faiiiTs phe could eell them for
$100 and devote the money to the sick
g-3rl. To carry out the Idea of the
"chafn" the first person sends out three
letters. Tarii recip-lent of thew sends
ihiee, and the ektxjnd serlvs thus pro
duce nine enswers, the third twenty
feven, the fourth enphty-one, the fifth
273. When the thirteenth series is
reached 'the r.i'jmher of letters received
exceeds 1,500.000. The increase Is colos
yal from themce. If the chain Is un
limk'vn. the nuimber of tho letters In the
flift'ierith yert'S weuld be two hundred
ar.'l n".ne1y-cix sextilUnns, one hundred
and elphty-one qulht' lllons. seven hun
dred ard twenty quadrillions, one hun
dred and eix.;y-nlne trillions, six liuii
dred and seven h'lllons. five hundred
and forty-sCx miillrtii-s. four thousands
and six hundred and eewnty-one.
How the Figure Grow.
The tulble carried out In full U as fol
lows: 1
1 ...
14: M.3!'3
427.150 979
3 M1.3..S.S11
tB.073,i SfJI
4.46t.j(,l39.14.r 279
40.219.741. 2rvi.J40.732.:.ll
1 20 . 6.r.. 2S3 . 7 r,7 . 0!2. 1 y 7 . R.t3
3. 2T.7. 7911.01 4 . 4:t9. m. 333. 3!U
29.92U.I91, 129. 9."i.J!M.0iW.r.1 9
9. 7;o,573 s9. w. i ic.toi . s:.T
If this chain Is carried out to the
r'ifrhiM'th series, wvich Is the limit In
Kngliind, a plamoe at tihis table, which
Is carrk-d out to the fiftieth scries, will
g'lve one an 'Idea of a total almost too
great to be calculate'! and fur exceed
ing ordinary conception.
A Man Who Threw Big Greenbacks Into
ths CrowJ Gathered In.
Chlcaito, Oot !5. Oeotve MbCormlck,
who says he -came 'from Finvllle. Mich.,
was arrested at Slab? and Twwity
eecond streets for sivlnar money to
passers-by. He was surrounded by a
large crowd, and was handling S10 and
$20 bills to men and women Indiscrim
inately. "Hasn't a man a right to give money
to the poor?" he asked Justice Olen
non. 'Yes," 'the court replied, "but he has
not the 'rltfbt to create a disturbance
on the etrcot."
JdcCOrmlck was discharged.
Interesting Circulation Figures Were
Presented bv Llhrarlnn f:rr.
The Scranton Public Library board of
tninrees held a repular meeting yes
terday a Aternoon at the Albright .Memo
rial building. (It was not largely at
tended and the business transacted was
numily of a routine nature.
The reslKnatlon of Rev. D. C. Hughes,
on. account of his removal from the
clity, was accepted with sincere regret
on the part of his associates on the
board. The report of Librarian Oanr
for the past month showed that 10.407
volumes were lisued from the circulat
ing deparhnem-t of the library In Sep
teinibeir, and 2,911 volumes were out In
the narvA- of rea-dors ait t'he close of the
month. The Vargest one day's issue?
was 7.M, on Saturday. Sept. 2S. Borrow
er's' card'. in farce numbered 7.539 amd
were valid for use at the date of the re
port. .
Will llo Opened Tonight In Mnslo Hall
with Speeches tir Prominent Citizens.
Tonight willl witness the opening of
the Sheridan Monument fair In Music
hall. Addressfs will the mad by
Mayor W. 'L. Connell, Judge F. W.
Qunslir and Colonel B. H. Ripple. Mu
sic will be furnished by itho Lawrence
Colonel -Ripple, chmtnrran of fhe spe
cial comrr.Htee appointed to solicit th
loan of Sherldaih relics from the gen
eral's widow lis n receipt of a letter
from Mrs. StverMani in which she ra y s
that she will gladly aoce'de to the re
quest. TlKe ireHcs will be on exhibi
tion nightly ait the fain.
For Eastern Pennsylvania. fair weather;
westerly winds. For Western Pennsylva
n'a, fair; winds shifting; to southwesterly;
warmer In northern, portions Saturday
evening. ' r.
Owmplctc Lite of
Ladles9 UEfesIcIrts
In Fast Black, SatJne,
Alpaca, Mohair, Mo
ire en, Brilllantlne
Black Silk a n 6
Changeable Effects.
Fast Rack Satlne Underskirt,
trimmed with three narrow shirred
ruffles of same material lined with
striped Flannel. Price 8So)
Fast Black Satlne Underskirt, um
brella shaped, trimmed with corded
shirred flounce, lined and has French
yoke band, price. 11.19; same skirt,
with deep embroidered ruffle J1.78
Moreen Underskirt, trimmed with
five-Inch ruffle of same materiul,
French yoke band, price $1.69; same
skirt, with twelve-Inch flounce. Price. J1.9S
Moreen Underskirt (extra size), um
brella shaped, deep Spanish flounce,
bound with velvet and faced at bot
tom, price S2.4o; same skirt, with
twelve rows of cords. Price ..1299
Quilted Fast Black satlne Underskirt
lined with Flannel, price T1.45 and $2.09
Quilted Underskirts In Mohair and
Brilllantlne, prioe 2.0), J2.45 and J2 93
Full line of Silk Skirts, Black and
Colored; and call particular attention
to those at 52. K. 13.U and 4.C0.
510 and 512
Dry and Wet Weather
SHOES that don't let in wet; baDt to keen
feet dry when lt rslns: a comfortable, ser
vlceable Shoe for winter wear. Have a pair.
Wholesale and Retail.
able for Wedding Pres
ents, Birthday Presents,
Eye Glasses, Opera
Glasses and Spectacles a
W.J. Weichel
408 Spruce st., Near Dims Bank.
Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, of Dlvlsio
Street, Entertain Their Friends. s
Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, Jr., and
Mir. and Mrs. .Robert Walker were ten
dered a Teception tost evening at their
home on division etreet by 'their num
erous f I'lenda of the Wtst Side.
Among t'hosa present were: Mbwraei
Margaret Gtfbs, (Florence Ctt-bbs. So
phia Wade. Margaret Edwards, Edith
Richards,. 'Ella Wiilliama, Alice Evans,
Jeinr.vlo Dan'tels, Giace Walker, Jessie
oedwir, Hfltm Thayer, Ella Godshall,
Bertha Jonktns, Adella Penwarden,
Helen Mott, iMa Brydent. of Plttston;
Miss W1Mn, of Nlctholson; Miss John
eon, of PIMston. and Messrs. J. Oordoni
Noakts.' Edward Thayer, Will Luce
Ren Luce, George Peck, Robert C. Will
lams, Frank Wetllntr, Charles Daniels,
Frank .Matvf field, Harry Decker, Harry
Jenklna, Ralph llllams, Marry Carltaa;,
D. J. Davis. A1. Turner. WM1 Freeman,
Ckorre Vlpond,- Kills Bond, of Nichol
son, Mr- and Mm Thomas Richard
and Mr, and .Mrs. Claronoe Shyrar.