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EIGHT FAjtS--ffG COLUMNS.
SCR ANTON", PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COrY.
IN KEEPING WITH OUR WELL
KNOWN RL'LB OF INSISTING ON
HAVING CLEAN STOCKS IN EVERY
DEPARTMENT. WE HAVE GATH
ERED TOGETHER AND PLACED ON
SALE THIS WEEK, A FEW ODDS AND
ENDS IN HIGH CLASS LACE CUR
TAINS: ALSO A FEW Nl'MRERS THAT
WE ARE REPLACING WITH NEW
NONE OF THE CURTAINS OFFERED
ARE OLD OR EVEN COUNTER
BOILED. AND IN ALL THE ESSEN
TIALS OF QUALITY. ETC., THEY ARE
JUST AS GOOD A3 THE LATEST
THINGS OUT. -
IN WHITE ONLY.
4 Pairs, were $6.00. $4.45
6 Pairs, were 7.50, 5.50
6 Pairs, were 10.00, 7.50
IN WHITE ONLY.
4 Pairs, were $5.00, $3.75
3 Pairs, were 6.50, 4.75
IN CREAM AND ECRU ONLY.
6 Pairs, were $2,25, $1.75
6 Pairs, were 3.50, 2.50
5 Pairs, were 4.25, 3.25
6 Pairs, were 8.50, 6.50
Pairs, were 10.00, 7.50
6 Pairs, were $2.50, $1.50
IN ECRU AND WHITE.
25 prs, were $2.00, $ 1 .50
22 prs, were 2.50, 1.87
50 prs, were 3.25, 2.45
Tuesday Morning; Oct 29
AND A8 MOST OF THE LOT8 ARB
SMALL, INTERESTED READERS
SHOULD MAKE A POINT OF GET
TING IN EARLY, OTHERWISE
DISAPPOINTMENT FOR WHICH
WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSI
BLE, MAY RESULT.
HOLMES NOWHflS COUNSEL
He Gladly Avails Himself of Legal
FEARFUL ODDS AGAINST HIM
An Overwhelming Array of Testimony I
Produced After Battllnc for Hours,
the Prisoner Finally Loses Ilia
2crve-Effcet of a Picture.
Philadelphia, Oct. 29. Fairly en
meshed and with the shadow of the
gallows looming darkly over him.
Holmej tonlgtht recalled the counsel
that he dismissed from his service yes
terday mornig, and gladly availed him
self of their aid. From 10 o'clock until
S o'clock this afternoon Holmes strug
gled against the current that is ibear
Ing him away and again and again he
lost himself in a labyrinth of questions
In his cross-examination of witnesses.
Cool, cunning man though he is, ar.'l
with an Intelligence far above t'hat of
the 'herd of base criminals, he showed
his inability to contend single-handed
against such desperate odds as were
arrayed against him. Abhorrent as
the man's crimes make him, the splen
did courage 'he exhibited today in the
hopeless tight that he la making could
not but extort the admiration of those
In tihe court room.
Fact after fact was piled up against
him In pitiless array by the common
wealth and never once while he was
alone did his Iron nerve forsake him.
He met each new criminating piece of
evidence with the best of his untrained
ability as a lawyer ami combat ted it
valiantly. The lenlenry and courtesy
shown to Holmes by the court and the
District Attorney today is unprecedent
ed In the criminal Jurisprudence of
Philadelphia. District Attorney Gra
ham determined that It should not be
sal'd that ko much as a straw was
thrown In the way of Holmes to retard
him In his defense, and for hours the
prosecuting attorney of the common
wealth remained patiently Bllent while
Holmes was putting witness after wit
ness through a long line of Irrelevant
and Immaterial questioning and was
consuming the time of the court pur
poselessly. Holmes Remarkably Cool.
Throughout his long and trying or
deal HclmcB never once allowed him
self to became angry or excited. Only
occasionally when the district attor
ney would Interpose some abjections to
his meaning-less questions there would
come a tightening of the Hps beneath
the 'brown moustache, and a sudden,
cruel, hardening of the clear eye. that
showed that the .man was putting a
great restraint upon 'hlmrstf.
In answering the district attorney,
or In making ihls frequent inquiries
of the court. Holmes' manner was mild
even unto supplication, and, although
more than one covert sneor was di
rected toward the prosecuting otllcers,
at r.o time throughout the day was
this singular man's voice raised hardly
aibove a whisper.
The commonwealth today presented
witnesses for the purpose of proving
the cause of Pltezel's death and his
Identification. AltihoushMhe trial has
hardily begun the testimony of the wit
nesses today fairly wove a web of In
criminating circumstantial evidence
around Holmes. He approached this
and watt at a loss to extricate himself
from the position In which he was
caught. From his line of questioning
It would seem that at one moment ho
had decided upon adapting for his de
fense the theory that Pltezel commit
ted suckle while drunk, and then he
would suddenly swerve off Into an en
tirely different direction, and it would
appear that he intended to base his
denial of the murder upon the rule
that the body was not that of Pltezel
at all. but of a substitute of the corpse
placed In the hcuae to deceive the In
The Prisoner Weakens
At the conclusion of tha afternoon
session. Holmes stated to the court
that the strain was proving too great
for him, end he asked that only two
sessions of tho court be held a clay in
stead of three. This was denl?d him
and then It was he determined to call
In his old counsel. When the court
convened tonight Holmes explained
that he had again called in his two at
torneys and they took charge of the
The defense certainly without wit
nesses and tho two attorneys tonight
were only too evidently prepared to go
on with the case. They cross-examined
at random and from the questions
they asked it would seem that they had
decided that the best line of defense
would be to deny the Identity of the
body found as that of Pltezel, although
this may be an entire supposition.
Holmes tonight for the first time
seemed to lose his nerve. A large pic
ture of little Alice Pltezel was suddenly
Introduced by the district attorney and
the sight of It most evidently upset him.
and when the commonwealth proposed
evidence showing that Holmes, in ad
dition to his other crimes had made
this child the victim of his passions, the
man was greatly discomposed and
showed his relief in his face when the
evidence bearing upon this point was
ruled out by the court.
, An Interview with Ills Wife.
In compliance with his request the
woman whom he had deceived Into the
belief that she was his legal wife un
der the name of Mrs. Howard, met
Holmes this morning In the district
attorney's office In the presence of her
mother. The object of Holmes in seek
ing the Interview was to obtain from
the girl the return to him of certain
properties that he had deeded over to
This she told him that she would only
too gladly do and that she never again
wished to see him. Holmes asked for
another Interview with "Mrs. Howard"
at noon, but she was too much pros
trated by the first interview with him
to see him again.
MAY DECLARE MARTIAL LAW.
Sorloui State of Affairs in tho Mines at
Boise City, Ida.. Oct. 29. Governor
McConnell received an appeal today
from the mine managers at Wallace,
stating that the minerV union has or
dered 'the men out of the Hunter mine
at MuWen, and threatens to take them
out If they do not Join the union. The
governor is asked to proclaim martial
law and order out the militia.
The governor notlfletf mllltla captains
at Wardner to hold their companies in
readiness to proceed to Mullen. Mar
tial law will (be declared instantly if
an outbreak occurs.
FEDERATION OF WOMEN.
The Stat Organliatlon la Effected at
Philadelphia, Oct. 2. The first meet
ing of the State Federation of Women
WUS 'held today at Qie New Century
chub. There were present a number of
delegates representing the sixteen regu
lar clubs and auxiliary organizations of
women in Pennsylvania. The meeting
ww called to order by Mra, Ann W.
Longs treth and the afternoon's pro
gramme included addresses on the ob
jects of the federation of women by
Mrs. Mary E. Mumford. of this city;
Mrs. S. C. F. Hallowell and Mrs. iK. L.
Hall. The following otllcers were
President. Mrs. Horace Brock, Leb
anon; vice-presidents, Mrs. Richard
Haldc-man, Harrlsburg; Mrs. Ellis
Campbell, Wayne; iMrs. Mary C. Pren
tice, Franklin; secretary, Miss Jessie
R. Little, Pottsville; treasurer, Mrs. W.
H. House, Pittsburg; registrar. Miss E.
8. Lowry, Philadelphia; directors, Mrs.
Ar.nle . Nieholls, Reading; Mrs. G. P.
Raer, Heading; Mrs. A. F. Grumblne,
Titusvllle; Miss Harding, Pittsburg;
M1ss C. McHirney, Bradford; Mrs. E. L.
Hall, Philadelphia; Mrs. O. R. Sterker,
Philadelphia; iMrs. L. M. Phillips, West
SOME PENSION FIGURES.
Annual Report of Commissioner l.ochrcn
Submitted to tho Secretary of tho
Washington. Oct 29. William Looh
ren, commissioner of pensions, has sub
mitted his annual report to the secre
tary of the interior. It Shows that up
to June SO, 1894, there were 969,644 pen
sioners, and during the past year 3U.1N5
new penslor.a were granted, and 4.200
restored that had been dropped from
the rolls, making an aggregate roll of
I. 012,935. There were 27,816 deaths, and
14,675 pensions dropped during the past
year, making the number on the rolls
on June 30, 1895, 970,524, an increase
during the year of $980.
Unless further pension legislation Is
enacted the commlsloncr thinks that
the appropriation of $140,000,000 will be
ruineient for tihe payment of pensions
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1S96.
The commissioner compliments the
work of the pension examiners In the
Held and says that the fact that this
force pervades the entire country and
Is likely to discover and bring to light
any frauds that may be attempted ex
ercises a constantly restraining tnllu
ence upon dishonest claimants and at
torneys. The act of March 2, 189.", increasing
the rate of pensioners to $G per month
made an Increase of $1,500,000 usually
In the payment of pensions and the act
repealing the act of March 3, 1893, which
forbade the payment of pensions to
non-residents after July 1, 1S93, In
creased the payments during the last
four months of the year 1S95 about
Over 100 dismissals of clerks were
made In the bureau during the year.
The commissioner thinks It would be
equitable and humane for congress to
make rome moderate provision to aid
the clerks disabled by long .althful ser
vice who cannot perform their work
and arc discharged.
Additional Facts Concerning the Armcn
Boston, Oct. 29. Additional and even
significant letters have been received
In Boston from an American resident
In Constantinople awakening appre
hensions concerning the effect of a
revolutionary movement. The writer
"It was very astonishing that the Turks
were i;o foolish as to resist the efforts of
the Armrnluns to present their petition to
the sublime Porte. It was contrary to tho
utHge of the country to do bo, and could
only be explained as a wilful net of hos
tility to the Armenians, unless the Ar
menians had broken the peace before tho
Turks nttaeked them, which Is denied.
When the grand vlzltr, Sulil Pasha, told
the sultan that the demonstration wus to
take place and uskeil for his will, the
sultan committed the matter to the grand
vizier and the ministers of the Interior to
arrange together, giving them full powers.
They decided to allow the petitioners to
present their grievances, merely taking
the precaution to have troops In the
neighborhood, out of sight, but so posted
to prevent any surprise.
"All wns ready and the grand vizier was
Just setting out for the l'orte to receive
the Armenlnns, when he was Informed by
the sultan that he (the sufcuin) hud decided
against the demonstration and had al
ready ordered his troops to resist and dls
fA'rse any groups of Armenians that
might appear. So the whole responsibility
for the carnajre falls upon the foolish deci
sion to override the plans of the ministers.
We nave very serious news from Alntiib,
Marnsh and HsriJIn. Armenian Hnnchs
glsts In those regions nre said to be In
tending to rise In force."
IN BEHALF OF DURANT.
Gcncrcl Dickinson Concludes Ills AdJrcss
to the Jury.
Pan Francisco, Oct. 29. General
Dickinson concluded his address In be
half of Durant this morning. He went
over all tho ground again and in addi
tion attacked Pawnbroker Oppenhelm,
stating that Durant had money and
there was no necessity for his pawning
the ring, that he would have been a fool
to have taken such a chance, and thus
directing suspicion toward himself.
The speaker paid some attention to the
women witnesses and declared that
they were unreliable and certainly mis
taken as to the evidence they had
The testimony adduced at the trial
had been purely circumstantial, he
said, and furthermore, two persons
must have committed the crime, Du
rant being physically Incapable of do
ing It. The counsel concluded by hop
ing that the Jury would restore Durant
to his family and to his pursuit.
STABBED THIRTY YEARS AGO.
Knlfo niado Removed from a Veteran's
Shonldcr in St. I.nnls.
St. L-ouls, Oct. 29. A knife blade, two
inches In length, was removed this af
ternoon by Superintendent Sutter, of
the city hospital, from the slhoulder of
Mike Ryan, one of the patients at that
Institution. The 'blade has been In
Ryan's body for more than thirty years
and ai'LhouRh It had prevented Ryan
from the free use of his left arm, it
had never given him much pain.
While In Washington with a batcfli of
recruits on the way to the front In
1863 Ryan was stabbed in a melee,
and though 'he served to the end of the
war, he was partially disalbied from
BLOODHOUNDS ON HIS TRAIL.
Pursuit of a Negro Who Shot Two Men
Jackson, Mlrs. Oct. 29. A report re
ceived tonight from Bolton said Porter,
one of the two men shot latt night by
George Myftok. tlhe negro, was still
alive, but 'there was no 'hope for his
recovery. Elgiln Wells, the other man
that, is badly wounded, but there Is a
prcrpect of 'his recovery.
Myrlck .had not been caught, but ho
la being; chased with a pock of blood
hounds. f Death of Father Raneh,
Saratoga, N. Y., Oct. 29. Rev. Father
Ranch, of the Redemptions order, died
at Ct. Clement'a college, near here, today.
He came here from Northeast College,
Pa., two weeks ago. He was 47 years of
Windlo's Great Font.
Chllllcothe, O., Oct. 29.-W. W. Wlndle
took three world's bleyclo records from
John 8. Johnson this afternoon. He cut
the half-mile record from 61 t 48 seconds;
one third-mile from 32 2-5 to J i-b seconds
and quarter-mile from 23 to 2 4-5 Meonda,
WAR OVER A PIPE LINE
Armed Men Guard the Tracks of the
D., L & . Road.
LIVELY FIGHT IX PROGRESS
It Is Claimed That tho Standard Oil
Company la Backing tho Rail
road In Resisting Its
Washington, N. J., Oct. 29. The war
between the employes of the United
Sta.tes Pipe Line company- and the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
railroad over the construction of a pipe
line across the tracks of the railroad
at this place continues. Both sides are
very determined and the state author
ities of New Jersey and Pennsylvania
may t ca'.led upon to prevent serious
bloodshed. The scene of the trouble
Is on the boundary line between the
Both the Pipe Line ccimpany and the
Rallrcad company have a large force
of men at the scene and many of them
There were several lively fights yes
terday afternoon and last night. Sev
eral men were wounded. The Pipe
company employee were worsted. Both
sides kept guards out ail night to pre
vent eithef from gaining an advantage.
The Railroad company seemed to have
the uppeir hand today, but the pipe
men were full cf ftoht, and It Is feared
that If the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western men continue their present
tactics another serious fight will take
Sheriff Schwartz, of Warren county,
Is an infirm old man, and has for a long
time 'been unable to discharge the
duties of his otllce. Judge Morrow and
the county prosecutor, who have been
looking after the affairs of the sher
iff's otllce, It was stated today, had
decided to send a force of deputy sher
iffs to the scene of the trouble.
Rival of the Standard.
The United States Pipe Line company
Is a rival of the Standard Oil company,
and Is engaged in laying a line of pipes
through Pennsylvania and New Jersey
from its oil wells to tide water at Eliza
beth. The railroads have acted In con
cert with the Standard OH company to
prevent the new concern from crossing
the railroad tracks. The headquarters
of the United States comany at Hel
vldere, N. J., have 'been watched for
months by detectives for 'the Standard,
but lately the officials of the rival line
found this ou t and determined to outwit
The 'Delaware and Lackawanna rail
road, across whc.e tracks the proposed
pipe line is to be lal'J, 'had a watehmnn
on duty every day at the point the line
was expected to pass. The- watchman
always left ihis post at nightfall, and
the United "State people took advan
tage of the fact. IBy a ruse they divert
ed the attention of the detectives, and
last Saturday concentrated a large
gang of men In the woods back of
Washington, N. J., supplied with all tho
necessary pipe and tools.
A3 t'jon as the watchman left the men
set to work and by 7 o'clock Sunday
morning, when the watchman returnt!
to his poat of duty, had the Lackawan
na tracks tunneled and plfe laid for
come distance on each sldei The rail
road company Immediately sent a car
load of men to the eene to undo the
work of the strategists, (but th strong
force of laborers of the United Statea
comiany prevented a serious collision.
It was reported at noon that the legal
representatives of the rival companies
had gone to the Supreme courts in
Pennsylvania and New Jersey to apply
TWO DIE IS THE CHAIR.
.Murderers Georgo Smith and Charles
Davis Aro Klestrocutcd-Nervo of tho
Dannemora, X. Y., Oct. 29. A double
execution under the law which pro
vides that murderers shall meet death
by electricity was successfully carried
out at Clinton prison today, when
George H. Smith and Charles N. Davis,
both of Albany county, met death in
the electric chair. The first to face
death was Smith, who walked bravely
Into the death chamber at 11.39 a. m.
He did not falter or show the least emo
tion, but was quickly strapped into the
chair and at a signal from Dr. Ran
som the current of electricity was
turned on, 1.700 volts passing through
him. The voltage remained on for five
seconds, when It was reduced and con
tinued for twenty seconds. Again It
was increased and allowed to remain
for five seconds and again reduced, re
maining for twenty seconds. When It
was turned off an examination was
made by the prison physicians and sev
eral other medical men. He was pro
nounced dead at 11.44 a. m just five
minutes after he entered the chamber.
The witnesses returned to the ante
room while the body was taken to the
dissecting room, and at 11.56 Davis was
conducted to the chamber of death.
He faltered slightly as he came In
sight of the chair, but it was only for
an Instant. He was strapped into the
chair, and at 11.57 a current of 1,780
volts passed through his body result
ing in Instantaneous death. The high
voltage was continued far six seconds,
reduced and kept on for thirty sec
onds, then back to 1,780 for Ave sec
onds, Tcduced and Kept on for twenty
seconds. When It was Anally turned off.
It was Just 12.01 p. m. when he was
officially pronounced dead. The entire
time consumed from the time Smith en
tered the chamber until (both were on
the tables ready for autopsy by the
physicians was twenty-two minutes.
The autcpry reveals nothing unusual
In the make up of either man,
CUBAN DAY POSTPONED.
Atlanta Exposition Managora Chary of
Atlanta, Ga.. Oct. 27. At a meeting
of directors cf the Cotton Statea and
International exposition many direc
tors who were not present when a day
was act aside for Cuba brought the
matter up aca-"n and Insisted that the
exposition company should not take In
matters of International concern.
After dleousslon the day was post
poned from Nov. 6 to Dec. 17. This is
regarded as virtually an Indefinite
postponement, for the day Is so near
tihe close of the exposition that It Is
not likely tt twill 'be f ur'ther considered.
ROOSTER To'cOME DOWN.
Judge Ilea ah Decides That Democracy
Cannot I'so It as Ballot Emblem.
New York, Oct.' 29. Judge (Beach In
the Supreme court handed down his de
cision to day on the application made
to remove the rooster, the emblem of
state Democracy from the official bal
lot. Judge Beach grants the petition,
and orders the rooeter to be remove!.
He states that the police commission
era acted erroneously In allowing the
state Democracy tihe use of .the em
bleim lor candidates tor state offices.
Tot order (or printing the bailota wu
given last week, and many of them
have been finished with the rooster
heading the regular state Democratic
ticket and the local fusion ticket, which
was endorsed (by the state Democracy.
Should new ballots not be printed in
time for fhe ejection, and Whould the
rooster ticket appear on the ballots,
H is contended 'by the Tammany lea'i1
ers that any vote cast for ithat ticket
would be illegal and void.
An appeal will be taken to the general
term of the Supreme court, where the
case will be argued and decided on
Wednesday. Should the court sustain
the decision of Judge Heach there may
be no election on Nov. 5, as the time wl'.l
be too short for the printing of the
4,000.000 and more ballots. These must
ibe finished by Monday, and the man
ager for the printing contractor says
this will 'be impossible if the decision
CAESAR MORENO'S TRIAL.
Found Guilty of c I lniH Libel Vpon
Baron IKi l'ova.
Washington, Oct. 29. The trial of the
first case in the United States of al
leged libel of an ambassador of a for
eign power was bi'gun in the lornl
courts today, when Celso Caesar Mo
reno was called upon to plead to an In
dictment chnrglng him with uttering
a criminal libel upon Huron De Fava,
ambassador to the United States from
Italy. Moreno Is a well-known Ital
ian agitator whose chief title to fame
rests on the fact that he was once, for
nearly forty-eight hours, prime minis
ter of King Katukaua, of ;Hawall.
liaron Fava, tho Italian amlmssador,
was returned "not found" by the mar
shall and consequently did not appear.
The defense offered no testimony
and the Jury, after five minutes', ab
sence returned a verdict of guilty. The
amount of ball was increased from
$1,000 to $3,000 pending the result of an
application for a new trial. Moreno
will be held until he can succeed in
procuring the Increased ball.
The punishment for criminal libel Is
not fixed by statute, being wholly in
the discretion of the court.
FOR THE ZUFALL MURDER.
Richard I). Johnson, Jr., of Cumber,
Cumberland, Md., Oct. 29. Tho grand
Jury created considerable furore In this
city 'Saturday afternoon, by finding an
Indictment against Richard I). Johnson,
Jr.. for the murder of Grant W. SSufall.
Tho crime with which Johnson Is
charged Is pupposed to have been com
mitted last Christmas eve In the saloon
anUI public house of Jc'hn Yoste, on
North Mechanic street.
Johnson was taken Into custody by
the sheriff. Today rne was brought Into
court on a writ of habeas corpus ap
plied for by his attorneys. Messrs. Will
lams, 'Ulchmond, Reynolds, lllackstone
and Walslh, and, upon consent of the
ntate's attorney, ha was admitted to
ball In Hhe sum of $10,000 -for his ap
pearance at the present term of court.
Witnesses nre being summoned and it
Is thought he will be tried this week.
Johnson stoutly denies knowledge cf
James, one of the witnesses, said to a
Ptar reporter this morning that he sa w
Johnson do the deed, ani l will be backed
up at the trial by other witnesses.
QUEER CAUSE FOR SUICIDE.
Merchant Kills lllrasolf Because He
Couldn't (o to Jail for Ills Brother.
Unlontown. Ala., Oct. 29. Frank E.
Metzger, a prominent merchant, com
mitted suicide last night by Jumping
Into a cistern In his yard. On Monday
last V. O. Metzger, his ihrother, fought
a street duel wf!h Frank HrlUon, chief
of pe'lee. Hrltton was killed, and Metz
ger, who Is slightly wounded, has since
been In Jail.
Frank was greatly excited over tho
affair, and yesterday went to the au
thorities and "begged them to allow him
to take his brother's place In Jail, and
undergo whatever punishment he
might have put on. him. His offer was
refused, and Ive 'then declared that
rather than live to see his brother
ruffer, he preferred death.
PASSENGER TRAINS WRECKED
Shocking Disaster Near St. Louts-Two
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 29. Two passen
ger trains on the Missouri Pacific rail
way collided at Howard station, a sub
urb eight miles west of here, at 11
o'clock tonight. Two men were killed
and three injured.
The trains met on a switch and both
engines and three cars of the east
bound train were completely demol
ished. John Howard and AVllliam Ca
ton. the engineers, were burled beneath
their engines. Death was instantan
eous. Firemen George Trese and
George Dunbar were severely Injured.
A number of passengers were severe
ly shaken up. Huck Taylor, the wild
west show man, a passenger on the
east-bound train, had his right leg
THE MYSTERIOUS BOX.
Its Contents Causo tho 'Death of Two
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 29. Yesterday
two little girls, Marion Ocrtrude Hen
derson and Delia Mallery, ate from the
contents of a paper box, which they
discovered while playing on the Monon
gahela wharf. Gertrude died In terri
ble agony last night and in spite of all
possible attention Delia died today.
Tho remainder of the contents of the
box has the appearance of sulphur. In
which there Is an unrecognlzuble com
pound. JUGGLED IN PENSIONS.
Edwin Bookmycr and Two Children Aro
Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 29. 'Ed win Book
myer, a pension agent, and his son and
daugbter, Edwin II. ar.a Ella, were ar
raigned before United States Commis
sioner Mon tgomery today on charges of
altering, eftanging and forging pension
They were "bound over for trial In the
United Slates district court. There ni
two charges against Rookmyer and h'ls
son and one against his daughter.
WILLI AMSPORT BURNING.
Tho Third Fire Breaka Out Thla
Wllllamsport, Pa., Oct. 30. A third
Are was discovered at 1.35 o'clock this
morning In yard of Mehaffey's wood
mill. This makes two llerce lumber
Ares at this writing, 1.60 a. m.
The situation was extremely critical.
A Blow at Loveljr Womon.
Columbia, 8. C Oct. 29. After a fight
lasting oil of last evening and through
today's session, the constitutional con
vention at 2.15 took an aye and nay vote
on the proposition to allow woman's
suffrage with property and educational
qualifications. The cause of women died
by a vote of 121 to 26.
Wllllamsport, Pa.. Oct. - 30. Fire bugs
seem to be getting in their work In lum
ber yards this morning. At 12.30 the Rad
dlx mill was discovered to be on fire and
Is still burning. At , 1.30 the Maynard
atreet mill, one mile away from Raddlx
mill, where the entire Are department li
working, la burping Qircely. , ,. .
CQVERN8R OME IS FIRM
He Says That Xo right Shall Take
Place Id Arkansas.
FITZ KILL PIGHT IX PRIVATE
lie Will Visit Corbctt at Hot Springs and
Invito a Barroom Scrap with tha
' Great Champion Indian Terri
tory tho Battle Ground.
Little r,ock. Ark., Oct. 29. Governor
Clarke rece-lved a telegram from Cor
pus Christ!. Tex., tedegraphed this
morning, telllnir him that Bob Fitzsim
mons and party left that place at 8.45
for Hot Springs. The sheriffs of all
counties have been instructed to watch
nil northbound trains and to arrest
Fltzslmmons on sight.
The governor will go to the Springs
tomorrow to see that his orders are
obeyed. He says the fight shall nut
take place nnn what he says is law
and will be law in the present emer
gency and he is worked up to a pitch
that thi choice of weapons will cut no
figure In this case, ae promises this
much, and the people heri! are in doubt
as to whether he can carry out his
wishes or not.
Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. 29. "Myste
rious Hilly" Smith, who is matched to
meet Ryan, came in at 1 o'clock today
from Hoston with J. W. Westcott. his
backer. Sam Austin, from New York,
and Dnn Murphy, also arrived. Ryan
wires he Is en route. Maher and O'Don
nell have been on tho ground for weeks,
so only Fltzsimmons' arrival is neces
sary to make the galaxy of proposed
lighters complete. Smith was in the ro
tunda of the hotel as the party came
In and smiled grimly as each was in
troduced to him.
Steve O'D.ninell, Vcnellg aneT several
others gave themselves u) to the local
authorities this afternoon to be put
under peace bomU .to prevent arrest
under Jurisdiction otf governor or
San Antonio. Tv?xas, Oct. 29. Hob
Fltzsimmons and party arrived here
today at noon from Corpus Chrlstl,
and left tonight for Hot Springs, They
will .reach Hot Springs late tomorrow
nisht. FHzsi'moions informed tho
United Press 'Correspondent that If the
present plans are carried out he will
flght Corbett In private. He refused to
give the location of the place at which
the fight will take place, but It was
stated by a nuimbcr of his party that
it would bo pulled off in the Indian ter
ritory, and t'hat tho iririncIpaJs and
their frier. would betaken to the bat
tle grounds 'by special train from Hot
Fltzsimmons stated that ha would
visit Co;ibett upon his arrival at Hot
Springs, and give the chuimplon an op
portunity of lhaving an everyday scrap
If the latter feels so Inclined. Flta
slmmons Is in the best erf condition,
POLITICS IN FRANCE.
Efforts to Form a Cuhinct to Iteplaco the
Fat'!, Oct.29. Pr?id?nit'F'aure spent
the wihule day in cons.uiltatlon with
loading pclitlcjans, incuudlng General
Zurllnden and Killlaim (Lebon, Polncaro
ar.'J Lcysues, of t'he Rlbot ministry.
Problems (involved In. the budget were
tihe e'.ilef matterof dJt'ausslon. After the
conference' of the president with MM.
ChaHcimeil-La'cour and Hrlsson it was
predicted by incrsons In positions en
abling thorn to obtain the 'best inform
aWon tha.t a tentative cabinet would
be formed .wi'tih M. Uourgeois as
premier and minister of the Interior;
I.M. Peytral, .mlnljte'r of finance; M.
Doumlnr. minister cif camlmoree; M.
Cavlalgrac, 'minister of war; 'M. Rer
ard, minister of colonies; M. Ouyol
Degsalgner, minister cf Justice, and
M. Doumergue, minister of publlo
In case of .jr. Bourgeois refusal to
form a. ministry, MM. Constans. Du
puy, SarHen, Loubet nd Urlsson are
mentioned Miou'sh ;M. iBiilssotl's refusal
Is virtually certain.
BUYING AMERICAN , ENGINES.
Russia Said to Have Placod a Largo Order
Philadelphia, Oct. 29. It Is stated In
shipping circles that the operators of
the Transcontinental railroad, now in
course of construction from the Rlack
J-.'i across to Vladlvostock, have placed
a large order here for locomotives for
service on that roa'd, and that the Brit
ish Whaleiback steamship Turret Roll
had been charted-cd to loHi the flrst
cargo here In 'Decem'ber. The Turret
Rell will take a full cargo of these loco
motives to Novororewslsk, Russia, and
this shipment will be followed by others
The Transcontinental railroad, when
completed will be one of the lairgest
corporations In existence, and Its tracks
will extend over 7.500 miles of territory,
the greater portion of which has ul
ready been completed.
CLOTHING HOUSE TROUBLE.
Proprietors of tho I'nion Ten Per Cent.
Schcmo in Hot Water.
Rending, Pa,, Oct. 2 Attachments
for I1S.6S7 were secured by New York
wholesale clothing dealers against
Mitchell Bros., proprietors of the Union
Ten Per Cent. Clothing .House. The at
tachments number twenty and some of
the parties allege that tihe gooels were
purchased under false representations,
ar.'d were being secreted 'to deceive the
Attorneys for the creditors secured
nn orOer of attachment from the court
and filed a bond of 340,000, as security.
Deputy (Sheriff Gchaeffer closed the
KILLED BY A TRAIN.
Fatal Accident to a Hungarian Near
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Naw .Majford, Oft. 29. Delaware,
I..i'Ckaiwann.i and Western train No.
.X John O'Hara, conductor, struck
John Meeker, a Hungarian employed
on tho section between this pta.ee and
Alfcrd, about 5 o'clock this afternoon,
bo badly Injuring Ihlm that ho cannot
He was Eibout 45 years of ago, and
was employed by Section Boss Fernan.
He was & slnc'le man.
MOB SPIRIT SUBSIDES.
Tiffin Is Quiet and tho Militia Will Bo
Tiffin, O., Oct. 29. The situation has
qui ted down and the mllltla will be
withdrawn. The Clyde- and two Can
ton companies left this afternoon and
the Fostorla company will leave tomor
The funerals of Matz and Mutchler
were held today and attracted but lit
tle attention, and It is believed that the
mob spirit has succumbed to calmness.
Fnnoral of Haranel Josephs.
Philadelphia, Oct. 2. The funeral of the
late Bumuel Josephs took place this after
noon from his late residence There were
quite a numbor of costly, floral tributes. .
Complete Lite of :
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brolla shaped, trimmed with corded! M
shirred flounce, lined and has French tl
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five-Inch ruffle of same material, ,!
French yoke band, price $l.G9j same ;
skirt, with twelve-Inch flounce. Prlce.$LlU
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brella shaped, deep Spanish flounce, j
bound with velvet and faced at bot
torn, prleo $2.45t eamo skirt, with
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Quilted Fast Black satlne Underskirt
lined with Flannel, prleo. $1.43 and $2.0f
Quilted Underskirts in Mohair and
Brllliantlne, price. . ...52.00, $2.45 and $2.$
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Colored; and call particular attention !'
to those at $2.35, $3.45 and 4.50, ;JL
Dry and Wet Weather
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REUNION OF CAVALRY.
TwontyPirst Pennsylvania's Sixth An
Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 29. The sixth
annual reunion of tho Twenty-first
Pennsylvania cavalry was held her
today. About one hundred survivors
participated. The following officer!
President, Major Robert Bell, of Get
tysburft; vice presidents, Captain W.
II. Boyd, of Reading; 8. M. Manifold,
of York; recording- secretary, P. R,
Welsh, of Waynesboro; financial sec
retary, A. K. Bolt, of "Washington, D.
C; teusurer. James T. Long;, of Gettys
burg historian. Dr. K. C. Kitchen, of
Uromfleldvllle, Pa.; chaplain, J. C. A.
Young, of Shrewsbury.
A resolution was adopted transfer
rlnff to the Gettysburg Battlefield asso
ciation the monument erected by tha
regiment In that field.
. WEATHER REPORT,
For Eastern Pennsylvania, fair, nortllM
IN FINE JEWELRY.