The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 31, 1895, Image 1

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lace tatts
4 Pairs, were $6.00, $4.45
6 Pairs, were 7.50, 5.50
6 Pairs, were 10.00, 7.50
Lace Ciirtate
4 PaJrs, were $5.00, $3.75
3 PaJrs, were 6.50, 4.75
Irish Point
Lace Curtaims
6 Pairs, were $2,25, $1.75
6 Pairs, were 3.50, 2.50
5 Pairs, were 4.25,
6 Pairs, were 8.50,
4 Pairs, were 10.00,
Write Sy!ss
6 Pairs, were $2.50, $1.50
25 prs, were $2.00, $1.50
22 prs, were 2.50, 1.87
50 prs, were 3.25, 2.45
Sale Opens
Tnesslay Staling, Oct. 29
Harrowinq Testimony at the Trial
Given by Mrs. l'itczcl.
lis Faces the Woman Whose Husband and
Children Havo Been Murdered
Without Flinching Some
Damaelng Testimony.
Philadelphia, Oct. 30. Itranded
though he Is as a liar, swindler and'
murderer, the pictures drawn today of
Holmes' cold-hearted villainy by Mrs.
Pitezel. the widow of the man for whose
murd;r he la being tried, presents him
In even a more revolting charcater than
he has yet stood revealed. Whatever
sympathy might have been excited by
Holmes' friendliness and forlorn condi
tion was effectually killed In the breasts
of all the hearers in the court room of
Mrs. Pitezel's storv. She was placed
upon the witness stand today and for
three hours this afternoon and one hour
tonight she was subjected to an ordeal
that no woman In her condition had
ever been called upon to face. Her
story furnished the first really sensation
al feature thc-t has yet been brought
out. The whole scene and the events
of the afternoon were intensely dra
matic. Mrs. Pitezel and Holmes have
never been brought face to face until
today, since the dreadful revelations of
her chlldrens' murders have come out.
When a woman bent and feeble was
assisted Into the witness box there was
a craning of necks in the court room,
for it was at once surmised that this
was Mrs. Pitezel. Whether Holmes
had schooled himsrxlf to face her, or
whether the man really lacked sensibil
ity, it was impossible to say, but as the
woman stood erect before him he ex
hibited no emotion of any kind, but, on
the contrary, gazed fixedly at her for
fully a minuto. As the woman came
Into tho full light of the court room she
plainly showed that she had borne a
burden of sorrows, trouble that have
proved too much for her.
As One Hypnotized.
Hor skin was sallow and her face
was heavy and lifeless. Above her
sunken cheeks her eyes stared steadily
In front of iher with a meaningless
gaze. She more resembled a woman
under Influence of some strong drug
that had dulled 'her senses rather than
one 'that Is In full possesion of her
faculties. She rank into a chair and
crouched there like an animal that
stands in fear of the lah. She was to
weak that, throughout tire giving of her
testimony, the court olticors ktood by
her itde and repeated alowl her whis
pered replies to the questions asked her.
Only once throughout the day and
evening did the look in Holmes' direc
tion. At the beginning of her testi
mony he was asked If she knew 'the
prisoner. She cast one hurried glance
In his direction and then quickly avert
ing her eyes replied 'that she did. It
was a damning story of duplicity and
knavery that she related to the court.
She was led somewhat hurriedly over
the events prior to FCtezel's death.
Then she told of Holmes coming to her
nr.d telling her that iher husband dill
lived, but was 'In hiding for his con
nection with the swindle of the In
surance company. How he persuaded
her 'to send her daughter, Alice, to
identify the supposed body of her
father returning to her home In St.
Louis extorted from her by nharp prac
tices all but $500 of the $9,700 she re
ceived In payment of her husband's in
surance poKcy; of the persuasions he
used to secure possession of two of her
other children, whom he took away
with him. . . ,
It was from this period on that
Holmes' cruel practices began. Team
ing for a sight of her husband and
children, (Holmes led her 'from city
to city with the Illusive hope before
her that she would soon meet her loved
ones. So thoroughly was she under his
Influence that she gave him her letters
to post to her husband and children,
and, while her heart was breaking for
word from her little ones, he was carry
ing around In his pocket letters from
them to her.
Deception of Holmes.
After the death of the children
Holmes carried his deception so far as
to ;brln her a letter written In cipher
and purporting to be from one of her
little girls. He also worked this
strategm In a letter alleging to be
from her Never once did he
give her a hint that she would probably
nev?r see her husband again, and he
constantly told her that her children
were 'well and happy.
Throughout, this long recital Mrs.
Pitezel had 'borne up with fortitude,
but when 'Mr. Oraham asked her If
she ever sar,v the children . after she
gave them Into Holmes' charge, she
gave way and robbed quietly, but bit
terly, before she could answer. Not
a whisper was heard in the court room
as the woman raised her head and In
a broken voice replied:
"I never eaw my two little girls again
until I saw them lying side by side in
the morgue at Toronto, and I never
sn.w Howard again, but was only
sht'jvn seme things that belonged to
him In Indianapolis."
Cross-Kxnmmation Unavailing.
Mrs. Pitezel's testimony was most
damaging to Holmes, and the cross-examination
by the counsel for the de
fense In no way served to help him.
With the advent of his counsel Into the
case today the current which was bear
ing Holmes swiftly away when he was
alone was slightly stemmed. Although
his two attorneys have ns yet decid
ed upon no definite line of defense they
were better able to taike advantage of
technicalities that arose. Holmes
himself was cf great assistance to
them, and suggested most of the ques
tion that were atfccd the witnesses.
The commonwepjHh today had Its
witnesses upon the rtand to prove the
conspiracy to swindle the Insurance
company, and the consequent motive
for the kllllmg of Pitezel.
When couri adjourned tonight tho
prose-eutlon had not offered all the tes
timony of this character, and will have
several witnesses to swear to these cir
cumstances in the morning. The pros
ecution claims to have convincing evi
dence to convict Holmes, and the Dis
trict attorney and his assistant are
satisfied that they will easily prove
their case. The defense will ask of the
court tomorrow for a continuance for
half a day or so In order to enable
them to prepare their case.
Albert Hawkins Convicted of Assault and
Sentenced to Ha Hanged.
Alexandria. Va., Oct. 30. On Monday
afternoon last a negro named Albert
Hawkins attempted a criminal assault
upon a little girl named Sadie Scherw
as she was returning home from school
near Falls Church, a village few miles
from this city. Amid great excitement
Hawkins was pursued 'by a posse of
cltlsena, captured and turned over to
a county constable for- conveyance to
prison In this city. It was thought for
time that lynching would be retorted
to, but the prisoner was safely locked
This morning tho ca30 was brought
before the grand Jury, an Indictment
was found and Hawkins was Imme
diately put on trial for his life, which Is
the penalty for conviction under the
Virginia laws. The prosecution rested
after the positive Identification of the
negro by the child. There was practi
cally no defense. The Jury was out for
an hour and before 3 o'clock returned
a verdict of guilty. Hawkins was sen
tenced to 'be hanged on Dec. 6.
Ten Thousand Dollars' Worth of Lumber
' Destroyed.
Winiamsport, Pa., Oct. 30. Four In
cendiary fires here early this morning
caused a total loss of about $10,000. At
the Raddix mill there were two fires
and one hundred thousand feet of pine
and hemlock were destroyed, entailing
a loss of $1,600. About $600 will cover
the loss of many thousands bundles of
lath In the Strong. Lvemer & Co.'s yard.
The lire at tho Mjhaffey & Co.'s kind
ling wood factory was the fiercest.
Over four acres of bundled wood was
consumed. The loss at this yard Is
about $8,000, with no insurance.
The firemen worked from 1 o'clock
until 8 o'clock this morning before tho
tlames were gotten under control.
Kaey Kvldcnco Introduced at the Of fleial
Investigation of Affairs of the Anti
Cruelty Society.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 30. Tha ofllclal
Investigation into the charges of mis
management and immorality In the
conduct of the affairs of the Anti-Cruelty
society was 'begun today In a room
In the county court house.
Francis J. Torrenee, commissioner of
the date lward of charities, conducted
the Investigation. The chief Incidents
of the opening cession were the testi
mony of Or. J. O. Flower, the prose
cuting witness, and N. E. Dorente, the
suspended secretary of the society. The
latter contradicted almost every point
indicated In the evidence of Dr. Flower.
The numerous troubles originated re
cently wltih the selection of Dr. Flower
C9 executive chairman. Dr. Flower's
ideas, which he insisted upon intro
ducing, were not in perfect accord with
those of Mr. Dorente and Miss Lizzie
McMillan, who, for a long time, have
had almost the t-ntlre management of
tho society's business and the tem
porary home for waifs em Penn ave
nue. This difficulty culminated recent
ly In a disgraceful horsewhipping Inci
dent, In whl.:ih Dr. Flower and Lizzl'j
McMillan . w?r.j the principals. Dr.
Flower then iber.'t his energies to es
curlng the present Invesl'lgatlon at the
har.Hj of the date board of charities
of the affairs of the H.wal society, and
rotational developments, If nothing
more, are expected.
This morning Dr. Flower swore that
he Eaw Dorente and Miss McMillan In
a room at the home under "peculiar cir
cumstances. The girl promises to re
veal certain matters that, it Is hinted,
will cause certain officials of the society
no little annoyance In explaining.
At the afternoon session, Dorente
testified that Miss McMlllun first came
to the home bb a patrol prisoner from
the reform school. She remained there
for some time when a place was secured
for hor in a family. About five months
later tho young woman returned to tho
home again, this time In a delicate con
dition. Bhe remained there for five
months until her child was born. Do
rente said he occupied a room adjoin
ing Miss McMillan s when he remained
at the society headqunrters over night.
Dr. Flower was recalled and said that
In March, 1S04, he went to the home and
found Dorente and Miss McMillan to
gether In a room, the door being locked.
P. L. Kountz, who was a special agent
for the socletv testified that he had
seen Dorente kiss a woman In front of
his own son. Dorente each time he en
tered the room would ask the woman
folks If they loved him as much as ever.
Kountz paid that one night he took a
young girl to the society's rooms, and
when he knocked at the secretary's
door It was not opened for fully five
minutes. Then Miss McMillan opened
the door and Dorente Btepped out In
the hall and Into the street.
Mrs. Me-Courtney, who was a matron
nt the home, said she left on account of
Mlf.s McMillan's dominating manner.
Val Fisher agent of the society, tho
past three years, testified that Dorente
had told him he was going to get Misa
McMillan a horse whip and have her
use it on Dr. Flower.
Scores of Games Played Yesterday.
Dartmouth's Left Taeklo ' Seriously
Philadelphia, Oct. 30. Pennsylvania
defeated Brown this afternoon In a
very exciting and closely contested
game. Pennsylvania did not score un
til within five 'minutes of the expira
tion of the last half, and her last touch
down and coal were made within only
thirty seconds to spare. Score: Penn
sylvania, 12; Hrown, 0.
New Haven, Conn., Oct. 30. Vale de
feated Dartmouth at the Yale field this
aifternoon by the score of 32 to 0. The
rcore by halves are: First, Yale, 11;
Dartmouth, 0; second half, Yale, 10;
Dariimocith, 01. Atbt.t, Dartmouth's
left tackle was seclously Injured In a
head-on collision. He has not yet re
covered consciousness.
Easton, Pa., Oct. 30. The footbnll
team of (Lafayette easily defeated
Rutgers this afternoan by a score of 62
to 0.
Officials Announced at F.xccutlvo De
partment In llarrlshurg.
Harrhvburg, Pa., Oct. 30. These ap
pointments are announced at the ex
ecutive department:
Delegates from Pennsylvania to the
Ccaimerclal Travelers' congress, at At
lanta, Nov. 13, Lewis H. Wampler,
York; E. C. Craln, Philadelphia; John
R. Rote, lanvllle; A. N. Arms, Wll
llamr.port; George P. Strome, Wilkes
Ilarre; George W. Header, Allentown;
George .U. Sheeley, Lancaster; J. V.
Parks and T. L. Lewis, Harrlsburg;
William J. Ewart, Heading, . and
Charles H. Kelly, Allegheny. Another
Bippolntment Is that Of Hugh McDon
ald, of Plttston, mine Inspector of tho
third anthracite district.
The Humorist and llert Poolo Given a
Doubtful Send Orf In I'atcrson.
Paterson, Oct. 30. Bill Nye, the hu
morist, and Hert tPoole, were advertised
to deliver a lecture In the First Baptist
church 'In this city lad night on "Farm
ing F.xposed."
It Is alleged that Nye was In no con
dition to lecture when he visited the
church and1 he was not very well re
cflved. After the lecture Nye and Poolo
drove in a carriage to the Brie sta
tion to take the mMnllght ' train for
New York.
A crowd of young men secured a
choice quantity of stale eggs and
hurled them at the carriage. Nye was
struck in the back and the carriage wu
covered with the tad eggs.
Students at State College Will I'uy
Dearly for Their Pan.
llazcra Fire Decayed Tomatoes and
Stones at a Boarding Uouse-Put
to Flight by Shotguns Two
Students Expelled.
'Bellefonte, Pa., Oct. 30. Two stu
dents have been expelled from the
State college and fourteen indefinitely
Euspended for hazing. In addition the
most of them, or may be all of them,
may yet get Into the criminal courts
before the affair Is entirely at an end.
As Is usual at the opening of each
college year, the higher men under
took to Initiate the freshmen, and there
were a great many of them this year,
in the usual way of giving each one a
hazing. For ttveral weeks all went
along without a Jar. The old students
were having their fun at the expense
of the new men, and, though the col
lege authorities attempted to suppress
it, they were never able to find out
who the participants were.
Aimong the freshmen were two broth
ers who had taken room and board
in the family of Daniel Shivery, In the
village, near the college. Try as they
might the students were unable to
catch these two to give "them the prop
er Initiation. And thus matters stood
for some time, until one night recent
ly, when a large crowd of, the higher
class men got together and surrounded
the house of Mr. Shivery, and demand
ed the surrender Into their hands of
the two young men.
The demand wis refused, wihereupon
the crowd opened fire with one of the
college cannons they had surreptitiously
taken with them, and which had been
loaded for the Occaslon with stones,
old tomatoes and most all kinds of
dirt, right at the ihouse. Window
were broken, furniture inside of the
house was badly demolished, and the
outside of the house was so defaced and
besmdrched that It was almost impossi
ble to tell Its original color.
Retreated llcforo Shotguns.
Two shots were fired, by which time
all the Inmates of the house were bad
ly frightened except Mr. Shivery and
one o.f the students. Each of them
hastily seized a double-barrelled shot
gun and sallied forth Into the crowd,
demanding their Immediate withdraw
al, under threats of being fired Into
I'f they refused. Acting with discre
tion the hazers began to withdraw, at
tempting to take with them the can
non. The owner of the property or
dered thecn to leave that, and they had
no other recourse, and the cannon, Mr.
Fihlvery held an a ransom until his
loss and damage may be made good.
The names of most of the students
taking part In thb night's work were
known and reported to the faculty.
They were at once taken In hand by the
college authorities, and two of the
number, the ringleaders, expelled, and
under such a cloud that they will be
unalnle to enter any other college In
the United States, and fourteen otihers
were suspended Indehnltely.
. Mr. Shivery came to Bellefonte and
consulted an attorney, and was In
formed that he had a very strong case
against the young men In the criminal
courts. He decided, however, to give
them one chance to settle, and the
participants have been notified that If
they will pay all costs accumulated so
far, repair the damage to the house,
a.nd In the aggregate pay a fine of
11,000, the imatter will be allowed to
drop; If they fall to do this, they will
likely all be arrested and tried at the
coming term of November court In this
District Attorney Ilurncs flcglns Ills
Argument for the Prosecution.
Ban Francisco, Oct. 30. District At
torney Barnes began his argument to
the Jury In the Durant case this morn
ing. He opened 'by stating that the
murderer of Ulanche Lamont was no
ordinary criminal; that his crime was
without a parallel. It was not com
mitted under any passion for revenge,
nor for robbery. It was cold Wooded
and vicious, and apparently without
excuue or palliation. To accomplish
what this monster did required a man
of an utterly abnormal nature, extra
ordinary strength of will, and abso
lute density of moral sense; a moral
Idiot with a keen perception, shrewd In
devising Intelligent In execution,
wholly unable to distinguish sin from
holiness or virtue from vice. He was
without remorse, sleeirdng after a mur
der, Just as Durant had done since his
arrest, like a child wearied with play.
Huch a man would, as he had done,
when confronted with the proofs of his
crime, sneerlngly smile In the awful
presence of tho relics of his victim.
He asked the Jury not to acquit the
defendant, to send him forth to prey
on other Innocent and inoffensive girls,
and then took up the evidence and dis
sected It.
Commander llcycnnnn, of tho kcarsorgc,
Passes Away.
Washington, Oct. 30. Mr. Portello,
United States consul at 8onneberg,
Germany, hus cabled the department
of state today from London as follows:
"Commander Heycrman, of tho navy,
died on the Havel at sea 4 p. m. Oct
Commander Heyerman was In com
mand of the Keursage when she was
wrecked on the Honcador reef. . For
that he was suspended form duty and
recently went on tho retired list. From
the fact of the telegram coming from
London It Is thought that Mr. Partello
was In the steamer Havel at the time
of Commander Heyerman'a dpath.
I'apcrmokor Rudolph Claim $107,000
for Locomotive Smoke.
Norrlstown, 'Pa., Oct. 30. The case of
Sebastian . Rudolph vs. Pennsylvania
Schuylkill Valley Railroad company
occupied the court's attention today.
The plaintiff was on the stand the en
tire "Jay. He testified to the detrimen
tal effectof tho coal dirt, etc., from the
railroad locomotives to the manufac
ture of paper In his mill.
He claims tho damage to be over
$197,000, the largest amount ever asked
for In this county's courts.
Wifo and Children of Homesteader
Abducted by a Former Friend.
1Wer,-'Minn.,0 ct. SO. Samuel Rob
inson, a homesteader living on the
Rainy Lake road, some miles from
here, has gone to a rand Rapids, the
ccunty seat of Itasca, county, for legal
assistance In recovering; his wife and
eCiUdren, who, be alleges, were recently
abduoted. by Carel Lesure, aJeo a home
iteajder, While iBoblnson km awajr
ftom heme a few days ago, he says. Le
sure went to his cabin and at the point
of a rifle compelled the woman and
her two daughters to accompany him
to his cabin, where he now holds theui
Robinson and Lesure were at one
time Intimate friends, but this frlnd
t'hip was ended when 'Lesure fell In
love with Mrs. Robinson, and offered
her husband J.-.00 if he would relinquish
ail claim to her. For this, Robinson
says, he kicked him out of the house,
and the latter abducted the woman and
her ehlldren In an attempt to get even.
His cabin is said to resemble a fort,
so strongly Is It protected, and Robin
son fays he 'has announced that he will
kill his prisoners before they shall be
taken away from h!m. It Is believed
Lesure Is Insane.
Young Ohio Woman Kills Uer Sweetheart
and llcisclf.
Dayton, O.. Oct. 30. Sylvan McCa'be,
the 18-year-old daughter of Obed IMc
Cabe, a promenent farmer residing near
Miamlsburg, t.ho't and instantly killed
herself this morning, first fatally shoot
ing her lwer. Will Schaffer.
A note read: '"Bury us both in one
grave. We are tired of life. Please
forgive us iboth."
Securities on Philadelphia's Stock Market
Take a Tumble from Dizzy Heights.
Philadelphia, Oct. 30. Visitors to the
gallery of the Philadelphia Stock Ex
change today witnessed a scone of ex
citement such as can only be evoked liy
a. crash in the stock market. It was
the culmination of extensive specula
tion In local Industrial securities that
Phlladelphlana have recently indulge'.!
in and In less than two hours a shrink
age ranging from to $20 por share in
certain of these stvK-ks was wltn?ss-.?d.
Yesterday's developments In the stock
market when the first sign of weakness
In these securities became apparent had
sounded a note of warning, but not even
the most experienced broker was pre
pared to witness such a cnash as that of
today. At the opening the common
stock of the Klectrlc Storage Battery
company had sold at 66, but- before?
noon It had fallen to 4S, and nt the
same time the. preferred stock' had
broken from 6X1,4 to r.5. The Unite' I
Gas Improvement company stock
dropped from H" to S5 and that of the
Wclrfi'back 'Light company from Jtt to
S7'4, while the "Rights" to subscribe
to the shares of the newly-organized
Pennsylvania Hvat, Light and Power
company depreciated from V.iVfc to 14.
A brief and merely temporary rally
preceded a second bre-ak, which, by 1
o'clock, had carried electric storage
common down to 47. the preferred to 49
and AVelthback light to 85, while the
other stocks held a little firmer.
Tho fall In prices wns really inaug
urated on Oct. SI. for It was then that
the Klectrlc Storage battery stocks
reached their highest level. It was but
a day or two later that the other secur
ities Involved sold for the highest prices
on record, but prior to today the de
cline had been gradual nnd unimpor
tant. In leBS than ten clays the Stor
age battery stock has declined nearly
20 points each. Wclsbach 19 points.
United Gas about 9 polts and P. II. L.
and P. nenrly 9 points. Excluding the
latter this is a shrinkage of nearly
IS.0O0.000. In the afternoon the people
Interested In maintaining the prices of
these stocks came .to the rescue with
supporting orders, and a sharp rally
ensued, Klectrlc Storage common ris
ing to 55, tho preferred to S7, United Gas
to 88, Welsbnch to 8C',i nnd Pennsyl
vania Heat. Light and Power to 17
with tha closing bids a little under these
The excitement had by this time
quieted down considerably and thff feel
ing In financial circles was that the
worst was over and that tho market
would soon return to Its normal condi
D. K. Hartzcll Convicted of I'sing Incor
rect Scales When Weighing Coal.
PlttFburg, 'Pa., Oct. 30. 'D. R. Hart
zcll, check Welshman nt tha mines of
T. D, Stein, wihose trial legan yester
day, was toflay found guilty on the first
charge of taking more 2 000 pounds
for aton of coal, and the 'third charge of
knowingly u.dng an Incorrect wcght
and scale. The Jury recommended
Hortzell to the mercy of the court.
Similar charges are made against Mr.
Stein, owner of the mine, where, it is
alleged, workmen have been defrnude'i
out of a .very considerable sum of
money iby the use of false weights, the
penalty for which 4s a workhouse sen
Will Leave Cuba and Have Wounds In
His Legs Treated.
Havana. Oct. 30. A dispatch from
Puerto Principe says it Is reiwrted there
that General Maximo Gemez, the cem-mander-ln-chlef's
sergeant, has re
signed his command and will leave the
island for the purpose of having tho
wounds In his legs cured. It Is said
that he Is now taking leave of his fol
lowers prior to departing, 'but his des
tination Is not mentioned.
The rebels placed a bomb on the
track of the Nouvltas railroad yester
day which exploded while a train load
ed with troops was passing, one sol
dier was seriously wounded.
Petty War Hot ween t rench and German
Officials at nsnhtnnea.
Berlin, Oct. 30. Tho Cologne Gazette
has a despatch from Tangier saying
that M. Ferrien, temporary French
consul at Casablanca, Moroco, accom
panied by four soldiers, forced an en
trance Into the residence of certain
Germans at that place and wilfully
damaged property of the occupants.
The British consul, the despatch says,
Intervened and prevented further out
rages. No explanation of this action of
the French consul is given.
Editor Sent Crashing Into a Window by
on Irate Official.
Easton, Pa., Oct. 30. Editor J. P.
Carroll, of the Sunday Call, had hla
clothes almost torn from his body and
was violently pushed through a show
window today .by County Treasurer
Hemingway, for criticising tho latter In
print and declining to retract.
The editor had charged tho treas
urer with extorting exorbitant fees
from taxpayers. The treasurer was ar
rested for the assault.
Killed by tha Cnrs.
Ashland, Pa., Oct. 30. Mrs. Griffith, a
widow CO years of age, was struck by a
Philadelphia and Reading passenger train
here tonight and Instantly killed. 8ho had
attended services at the Presbyterian
church and was on her way home to
Fountain Springs whon tho accident hap
pened. Pension Alderman Arrested.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Oct. 80. Speclnl Pen
sion Examiner Connolly had ex-Alderman
Urackenrldge arrested this evening on
charges of filing false affidavits and mak
ing false statements to htm in support of
a pension claim. Ho furnished &M ball
for a further bearing tomorrow.
State of Arkansas in Hysterics Over
Presence of i'rizc-Fiohting Gang.
Governor Clarke Countermsnds His Order
Scndlns the .Militia to Uol Springs A
Warrant Out for Sheriff Hoapu
A Tempest In a Teapot.
'Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. 30. James J.
Corbett is safely housed under a
friendly roof in Hot tfpilngs. By the
articles- of agreement which bear his
signature he guarantees to be in this
city tomorrow prepared to contest for
continued possession of the title of
championship heavy weight of the
world. He in j.rtpared to fulfill this
part of the bargain. On the other hand,
Robert Kitzsimmons. the party of the
second part, is lit Little Rock In the
custody of officers of the law acting for
the governor. This is the condition of
affairs on the ve of the day set for
what prim!sed to ibe one of the greatest
pugilistic contests of modern times.
During the morning news from the
Cornlshman's party was a scarce com
modity, but after dinner, when a dis
patch from the United Press announc
ing that the party was between 'Mar
shall nl Tcxnrkana, and that Sheriff
Houpt, of Hot Springs, with his pack
age of friendly warrants in Ms Insido
coat pocket was their privileged guest,
the spirits of the Hot Springs Athletic
club and the vif Jtlng sports soared high.
As on every day, for a week or more,
their Jubilation was short lived.
The statement came over the wires
that Fitzslnimons had given the Hot
Springs sheriff tho go by, preferring
to entrust himself to the officers from
Little Rock. This was at first re
ceived with Incredulity both by many
friends of Corbett and the Fitzslmmons
following, but similar advices were re
ceived by other parties, there was
drooping of spirits and bad words were
spoken. Thoce who have been persist
ently declaring that the Kangaroo was
a bluffer and would not be seen tomor
row within a good many miles of this
ridge of the ( "narks were able to raise
their voices high, and find no one to
contradict them.
Late tonight it was decided that Cor
bett should appear at Whittlngton
Park between 10 ami 12 o'clock tomor
row In order to claim forfeit from tho
Florida Athletic club. A force of car
penters is working tonight on a temp
orary rlns In order that all conditions
may be compiled with. The wives ef
Fitzslmmons nnd Julian, with Krnest
Groves and Charley White, of Fitzslm
mons' training force, arrived at the
Arlington tonight from Corpus Christl.
A Warrant Served.
Texarkana, Ark., Oct. 30. fFltzsim
mons passed through nt 3.10 o'clock.
Little Rock officers, backed up by tho
tiherlff, of this county, arrested him as
soon as the train reached Arkansas ter
ritory, 11 )t 'Springs shcrilT claimed
prior arrest, but was 'ignored by flrst
name'J ollicers, who disputed his right
on authority of the governor of tho
state to act In any official capacity.
The train did not stop In Arkansas, but
remained In, Texas until ready to pull
It Is known lhat the sheriff of this
county has men on the train with cour
age to hack up all his orders to tho
death If necessary. Rumor has It that
a detachment of state troops on a spe
cial are waiting at iMalvern, the Junc
tion to Hot Springs, to bag the Fitz
slmmons party.
Littlo Jtock, lArk., Oct. 30. Governor
Clark, at 3 o'clock this aftvrnoon,
countermanded his orde-r sending the
militia to Hot Springs. This was be
cause Aitternty GVi ral Klnsworthy
telephoned the governor from Hot
Springs to the effect that Corbett would
be tried 'before a Justice of the peace
in Hot .Springs this afternoon and after
that conse-nted to come to Little
Rock for trial be foreChancellor Martin.
Chancellor Martlin today issued a
warrant 'for the arre-st of Sheriff Houpt
In Arkadelphla, charging him with ccn
uplracy. l itj'jlmmons Is Safe.
Texarkana, Ark., Oct. 30. Fitzslm
mons was taken from the train at
Fulton, twenty miles north of here and
brought 'back tonight, arriving here
at 7 o'clock by Sheriff Dlllard, of this
county, and Deputy Sheriff Howard, of
Little Hock, who is acting as personal
representative of the governor. Ho will
be taken to Pine Bluff tonight over the
Cotton Belt road, and thence to Little
Rock. Tho proposed light at Hot
Springs tomorrow morning cannot take
place, as It Is now Impossible for
Fitzslmmons to be there.
Patrolman Perry Receives a Stunning
Itlow on tho .Mouth from a Prisoner.
At 2.13 yesteKlay morning the North
End police were called to quell a dis
turbance In Edward Oonklln's house, on
Khort avenu.. Patrolmen Hawks, Iug
gan, R. Jones and Perry found Conklln,
and his wWe and a man named Clarke
Rarber drinking beer and singing.
Upon the appearance of the officers
Conklln bolte-d through the back eloor,
but was overtaken by Patrolman Perry.
As he was taking him back to the
house Conklln struck the officer a vi
cious blow In the mouth which stag
gered him for a moment. He, however,
succeeded In eubdulng him unassisted.
In poller? court Conklln was given a
fine of lis: his wife. :t, and Clarke, $10.
They scraped up sufficient among them
to buy the woman's liberty, and rhe
set out to secure the wherewithal to re
lease her fellow-unfortunates. Up to
midnight the Ciad not returned.
They Will Io Placed on Sale at the
1 rothtughum This Morning.
The advance sale of seats for the big
production of "Palmer Cox's Brownies,"
which will bo the attraction at the
Frothingham next Monday nnd Tues
day evenings and Tuesday afternoon,
wlil open at the Frothingham box of
fice this mernlng at 8 o'clock sharp.
The many Inquiries regarding the
sale of seats Indicate thnt the Brownies
will be greeted by fully as large audi
ences as when tho brilliant spectacle
wus presented In Koran ton last spring.
Driver boy's Accident In tho .Mt. Pleasant
Daniel Gallagher, 14 years of age, a
Wtst iS'Ao driver boy employed In the
Mount iPlea ant nYine, wns kicked In the
eye yesterday by a mule.
He was painfully cut and brirleU, but
no Injury to the sight was entallcp At
the Lackawanna hospital his Injuries
were attended to and he will be out In
a few weks. ,
Colonel Pott Dead. '.' '
McConnellsburg, Pa., Oct. 30. Colonel
James Pott died today. In the Iowa City
hospital. Colonel Pott was editor of the
Fulton Republican In the sixties, was
very active In politics, and was a veteran
of the late war. He was 71 years of age.
Complete Line of
Ladles9 UisIersMrls
In Fast Black, SatJne,
Alpaca, Mohair, Mo
reen, Brilliantlne,
Black Silk and
Changeable Effects.
Fast Black Satlne Underskirt,
trimmed with three narrow shirred
ruilles of same material lined with
striped Flannel. Price J
Past Black Satins Underskirt, tint.
brella shaped, trimmed wltH corded!
hirred flounce, lined and has French
yoke band, price, $1.19; same skirt,
with deep embroidered ruffle $
Moreen Underskirt, trimmed with
five-Inch ruffle of same material, -a
French yoke band, price $1.69; iamo ,
skirt, with twelve-Inch flounce. Priced -iH
Moreen Underskirt (extra size), um-
brella shaped, deep Spanish flounce,
bound with velvet and faced at bot
tom, price. $2.13; same skirt, with j
twelve rows of cords. Price
Quilted Fast Black satlne Underskirt
lined with Flannel, price $1.45 and IX-
Qullted Underskirts in Mohair and i
Brilliantlne, price $2.00, $2.45 and 1 "J
Full line of Silk Skirts, Black and
Colored; and rail particular attention)
to those at $2.95, $3.45 and 4.50.
510 and 512
Dry and Wet Weather
BnOES that don't let In wet: bo lit (o keep
feet dry when it rains; s comfortable, ser
viceablo Shoo for winter wear. Have a pair.
Wholesale and Rotail.
' ElegantSpedmens5ui&
able for Wedding Presv
ents, Birthday Present
Etc. .
Eye Glasses, Opera
Glasses and Spectacles a
W.J. Weichel
403 Spruce St., Near Dime Bank.
East Strondsburg Normal School Now Has
Four Hundred Pupils.
No normal school of the state haa
had a more rapid frrowth than the one
at East Stroudsburgr, of which Pro
fessor tleonre P. ;Biu3e Is principal.
It has 400 pupils new enrolled, which Is
a remarkably larpe number considering;
the short time the school has been In
An unexcelled faculty, fine location
and modern buildings have caused the
East Btroudsburs school to Jump right
to the front rank of state normal
rohools. A gymnasium 50x90, with an
annex 41x18, Is now being completed,
and will bo opened Jan. 1. - It wilt be
equipped with the most modern appa
ratus. ' .
For Kastem Pennsylvania, fair, but
with Increasing cloudiness during Thurs-.
day; easterly winds. Conditions are fa
vorable for rain by Friday.
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