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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA- COUNTY.
EIGHT TAGES 5fi COLUMNS.
SCIIANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
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We've a sprinkling of hol
iday goods left over odd
things in this and that
that are not worth carry
ing over, even If we felt
inclined to do so.
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THE REVENUEBILL PASSED
Democrats Oppose the Mcasare with
DESIRED TIME TO DEBATE
Tlio Average Dcraocratie Congressman
Insist That the Hill Passed fur tem
porary Hollcf Is a Tarirf He-viuion-Kesult
or tho Vote.
Washington. Doc. 26. By a Vote of
2."i to SI. tin' house ut 5.S o'clock this
afternoon passed (tie bill reported by
Mr. Dingley from the committee on
ways and means, "to temporarily In
crease revenue to meet the expenses of
the government ami to provide against
u detieleney." The vote was on strict
ly party lines, the Populists voting with
the Democrats against the bill.
The bill was presented to the house
Immediately after the reading ot the
journal, and then . Mr. Henderson re
ported a resolution from the committee
on rules, providing for debate on the bill
until S o'clock, n vote to be then taken
on Its passage. In anticipation or this
programme the galleries were crowded
to the doors, even the diplomuttc g.tl
lery being occupied by a representation
of the official foreign colonies residing
in Washington. On the lloor were over
'Mi members of the house, and Inter
spersed among them several senators
who were interested In the proceedings.
The rule was antagonized by Messrs.
Crisp, McMillan and Turner, of Georgia,
on the ground that It afforded no oppor
tunity for amendment and not sufficient
time for debate and advocated by
Messrs. Dalzell and Henderson who
argued thut the situation admitted of
no delay. It was finally passed: yeas,
21.1; nays. 85. Several .Republican
were recorded as voting against Its
Discussion of the IMI'.
When this had been disposed of, there
remained three and one-hair hours for
the discussion of the bill itself. The
debate was participate! in, for the Re
publicans by Messrs Dlngley, Dulzoll,
Hopkins (111..) Urosvenor (Ohio.) Arn
old Pu..) Knox (Mass.,) and lolllvr
i la..) in support of 'the bill, and by
Messrs. Crisp. Wheeler (Ala..) McMil
lan (Tenn..) Dockery (Mo..) and Turn
er (Ma..) Democrats, and Hell (fop.
Dakota.) against the bill. The opposi
tion was baaed upon the theory that the
remedy proposed an increase of
revenue was not what was needed;
thut there was money enough In the
treasury to meet all claims for two or
three years to come, even if the present
rate of deficit were maintained. It was
also contended that the bill was a gen
eral revision of the tariff.
Republicans Insisted that more reve
nue was the key of the situation and
denied that the bill was In any sense
a general tariff measure. It did not
represent Republican Ideas on that sub
ject at all: so was Intended only a. a
temporary revenue measure to meet a
pressing exigency; and its passage was
advocated on the high ground of pa
triotic duty In the hour of the Repub
That measure having been disposed
of, a Joint resolution was passed, offer
ed by Mr. Cannon, (Rep., Utah.) pro
viding for the transfer of territorial
property to the new state.
DISAPPROVE OF BOND BILL.
Conference of Kc publican Representa
tives Held Last Nllit.
Washington, Dec. 26. The confer
ence of Republican representative who
disapprove of the bond bill prepared
by the ways and means committee was
well attended tonight. While the ma
jority of those present were Western
men, there will be also a fair sprinkling
of Kastern Republicans. The confer
ence was held at the Ebbitt house. It
was not a conference of silver Republi
cans. Many gentlemen representing
free silver views were In attendance
but the question of silver was not
brought to the attention of the meeting
which Included also a number of sound
The forty Republicans represented
twenty-five states. Representative
Ilroderlck. of KansaB, was chairman.
The purpose of the conference was to
determine a plan of action in regard to
the rule which will be reported from
the committee on rules tomorrow fixing
the time for which the bond bill will
pass. It was announced by the com
mittee on ways and means that this
measure would be passed tomorrow be
fore the house adjournment, presum
ably with no longer debate than was
given to the tariff bill today. This
hasty action was manifestly unpopular
with the conference. The speeches
made by the members showed a unani
mous sentlmpnt In opposition to the re
tirement of the greenbacks. They In
dicated a belief that the bill In question
permits this and that the amendment
which Hopkins of Illinois, will try to se
cure In the ways and means committee
tomorrow before the house meets, will
not successfully prevent It. The con
ference further showed that It was not
advisable for the United States to Is
sue bonds In time of peace and that un
der no circumstances should the green
backs be retlifed at least In the manner
proposed. After a long debate it was
decided that the committee on rules
should be requested to bring In a rule
providing a reasonable time for the dis
cussion of the bond bill and the amend
ments. It whs thought that two days
will be the shortest time Jn which this
could be done and three days would be
still more acceptable.
A committee was appointed to confer
with the committee on rules. No reso
lutions of any character were adopted
by the conference which had been called
simply to secure an expression of views
concerning the bond bill and whose ac
tion, it was felt, ought not to be binding
on any of Its members.
LIVED TO BE OVER 100.
Remarkable Longevity of Members of an
Nashua. N. H., Dec. 26. Mrs. Han
nah Llvett, the oldest person in this
state, died today. She was born in
Kllmore county. Kerry, Ireland, on
June 17, 1789. and. therefore, had com
pleted nearly 107 years. She came to
this country a widow 47 years ago.
bringing twelve children, but only one
survives. Her brother died a few years
since, aged 106, and her ten brothers
and one sister, with a single exception,
all uvea to De over ninety years old.
Plymouth, Mass., Dec. 26. Mrs. Mary
Morey, tne oldest resident here, died
this morning at the age of 101 years and
four months. Shortly after reaching
her twenty-second year she married
Ichabod Morey, who died in 1840,-.
ACCUSED OF MURDER.
A Youth Who Narrowly Escaped
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 26. Booker
Btetnberger, the youth brought to this
city Monday night to escape a mob at
Glasgow, disclaims all knowledge of the
murder of the girl, and says that he
was three mllet from the house when
the murder occurred. He expects to
prove an alibi.
Steinberger Is charged with firing a
load of shot into the body of his young
cousin, Annabelle Steinberger, as she
was in the act of disrobing for the
night, in order to hide their shame.
Tho excitement has not abated at
Glasgow, and the prisoner would cer
tainly have been lynched had lie re
mained in that place.
.MUTE TEACHER KILLED.
Shot Down by His Nephew at the Letter's
Jackson, Miss., Dee. 26. Prof. L. W.
Saunders, a deaf mute, and for many
years teacher In the State Deaf anil
Dumb asylum, was shot and Instantly
killed tonight at 7 o'clock by his nephew,
O. R. Younir.
Prof. Saunders was to act as Santa
Claus at the Christmas tree, gotten up
for the amusement of the deaf and
dumb children in the Institute, and
caled by Mr. Young's house in his Santa
Claus garb. His knock at the door was
heard and Mr. Young, the only occu
pant, demunded, "who Is there?" a time
or two, and receiving no reply tired
through the door at what he supposed
was a burglar.
Professor Saunders dropped Inside
the hall and died in two minutes. The
44-callbre ball had passed clear through
Professor Saunders fa a brother of
Captain R. L. Saunders. World's fair
commissioner from this state, and high
ly respected both as a man and teacher
of deaf mutes.
An Aeeident That Caused a I'onlo in a
Philadelphia Church-Mo Uoo Seriously
Philadelphia, Dec. 26. The high wind
that accompanied to-night's rain storm
nearly caused a terrible disaster at the
Mariners' Bethel church at Front and
Union streets. A Christmas tree cele
bration was being held at the church
and the little building was packed with
about 600 people, many of whom were
children. Just before 10 o'clock the
merry participants In the restlval were
startled by what sounded like a heavy
blow on the roof above their heads.
The noise was followed by falling
bricks and mortar and In the rush to
escape from the impenling danger a
wild panic ensued among the people In
the church. A rush was made for the
single exit and women and children
were trampled under foot by the
stronger in the rush for safety. About
half of the people succeeded In getting
out of the church before some of the
cooler heads In the crowd pacified the
fears of the panic stricken people.
Although a number of people were
knocked down in the flight from the
church and a number of others were
cut by the falling bricks and mortav, no
one was very seriously mil t.
An examination of the cause of tho
panic showed that about half of the roof
of tho building had been lifted off by
MEANT NO HARM.
The English Have Faith in the Good Will
of Mr. Cleveland.
London. Dee! 26. The Dally News to
morrow commenting on the report that
Secretary of State Olney has forward
ed a private dispatch to Lord Salisbury,
'There Is nothing incredible or sur
prising in such an announcement, on
the contrary It would be highly -tonor-able
to him. There is no reason to be
lieve that in pushing the Monroe doc
trine Secretary Olney had any design
of Insulting or annoying England."
The paper discredits the various tar-
retched explanations of President
Cleveland's policy and says he meant
no harm by bis message to congress.
Whatever mischief ho dirt he has since
conscientiously and laboriously en
deavored to undo."
Manner In Which the Joyous Occasion
Was Celebrated Near in ion town.
y ... I n !.i rinn (! A colored
.an n moH PVnnPO WflS fatflllV Shot
last night at a dance in Bridgeport by
a stranger who quarrelled with Franco
over a woman, who had promised to
dance with both.
Handel Cook, who was celebrating
Christmas by tiring a salute, was fa
tally snot in tne groin.
Alfred Johnson, colored was shot in
the head during a fight at Colnells
vllle, last night, and will probabry die.
The shooting was done by unknown
During a ngnt at seouuaie. iasi nigiu.
Ted Collins was fatally stabbed and
several others badly Injured. It is not
known who stabbed Collins. Several
arrests have been made today.
England Endeavors to Secure Allies in
Europe Against tho rutted States.
London. Dec. 26. The Dally News
will tomorrow publish a dUpatch rrom
Vienna stating that Lord Salisbury,
the British prime minister, is negoti
ating with France and Holland with a
view to adnoptlng common action
against the policy of President Cleve
land. Spain, the dispatch adds, has al
ready assured Great Britain of her
agreement with her on the question.
It Is believed that Great Britain,
France, Holland, and Spain will form a
quadruple alliance to protect their
American possessions against the
United States. ,
Fire at lloltimore.
Baltimore, Dec. 26. A stubborn Are
broke out at an early hour this morning In
Ohem's Acme Hall, liii West Baltimore
street and 6 South Charles street. The
building at the corner of Charles and Bal
timore streets Is a three and a half story
brick structure and was used as an annex,
the main building attaining it on the west
being built of Iron, ami Is five stories high.
Both buildings-were well stocked with
clothing and men's furnishings. The loss
cannot be ascertained as yet. Tho origin
of the fire Is unknown. Ohem & Co. have
the government contract for supplying
uniforms for letter carriers all over the
Riot in Kentneky.
Madlsonvlile. Ky Dec. 20. A riot Is rag
Ink at tho mining town or Barnstead, six
miles rrom hre. Dissatisfied miners and
whiskey are the cause. The local officers
were overpowered and the co-operative
store was looted. The miners are In pow
er. Several people were hurt, Sheriff
Thompson left Madlsonvlile for the place
with fifteen armed deputies.
STATE SNAP SHOTS. .
County Treasurer W. T. Reed's family
narrowly escaped asphyxiation at Ashley.
C. I., Magee's $100,000 gift for a Pitts
burg Zoo will be expended for buildings.
The city must buy the menagerie.
While Impersonating Santa Claus in a
Pittsburg school entertainment, Joseph
Phillips and Clarence Nourse, pupils,
caught Are from a gas stove and were
A commission of citizens at DuBol rec
ommended that the county take the new
$70,000 county poor home off the contrac
tor's hands, notwithstanding a dispute as
Millionaire J. H. Carnent'er'i butter.
Oeorse Tavlor. dlsanneared from the Car-
pentler mansion, In Reading, with $100
worth of the family's sliver, and a reward
is onerea tor ms arrest.
THEY NOW WANT TBE CANAL
English Speculators Working Schemes
TRYING F OK THE CONTRACT
They Seek to Have Existing Agreement
with Americans Annullcd-Influcn
tlul Natives Won Over-President
Favors I'nlted States Company.
Managua, Nieariigiii, Dec. I?. (Via
Galveston, Texas). A general recep
tion was held by Minister Maker at the
United States Legation to-day. It was
well attended, among those present be
ing President Zelaya and the Nlca
raguau cabinet, all the leading mem
bers of, the American colony and a num
ber of prominent Germans. The British
colony was not represented.
The London syndicate of holders of
the railroad bonds issued In 1886 by
Nicaragua and due In 119, have cabled
their acceptance of the "ad referen
dum" agreement, which they wrote out
September 12 for Nicaragua to accept.
It gives to the bondholders the addi
tional security of an export duty of at
least one cent gold per pound on all
coffee exported from Nicaragua. In con
sideration of the reduction of tho rate
of Interest from 6 to 4 per centum per
annum, and the cancellation of one
half of the unpaid Interest to January
"1. 18. This rebate in Interest rate and
cancellation of part of the Interest due
are, however, more than compensated
by several charges, expenses, etc.,
claimed by the syndicate, which Nica
ragua Is to pay annually.
The MM issue by Nicaragua or rail
road bonds amounted to 285,000. due
In lttls. Interest on them was paid to
January, 18U2. and In additiou one-half
yearly payment was made In June,
1893. The bonds were sold In 186 at
about 77',-i cents on the dollar, but be
cause of commissions, etc., of the Lon
don bankers, Nicaragua received only
about fifty-three cents on the dollar.
It Is probable that the congress of Nic
aragua, which assembles January 1.
1896, will not accept the terms of this
President Zelaya's Views.
President Zelaya is reported to favor
the treaty of Dec. 18, 1884, known as the
Frelinghuysen-Zavala treaty, between
the I'nlted States and Nicaragua, for
the construction of an inter-oceanic
canal across Nicaragua. Judge Au
Kustina Duarty, or the supreme court
or Nicaragua, and other lawyers of
whom President Zelaya recently re
ferred the existing canal contract to de
cide whether or no Nicaragua can now
annul that contract, have not yet re
ported, but they are expected to an
nounce their opinion about December 10
A strong Knglish effort Is now at
work here, assisted by some influential
natives whom tho English have some
how won over to their assistance, en
deavoring to influence the government
of Nicaragua t,u annul the existing
canal contract wltft the company of
citizens or the United States and to
grant inter-oceanlc transportation priv
ileges across Nicaragua to an English
. STRATIINEVIS IN PORT.
Arrival of the Long Overdue Pacific
Steamer-ller Propeller Lost.
Port Townsend. Wash., Dec. 26. The
steamship Strathnevls, which sailed
from Tacoma on October 12 for the
Orient, and had been about given up
for lost, arrived In port at midnight
last night In tow of the steamer Mlne
ola. The officers report o Remarkable
voyage, filled with dangers and priva
tions. On Monday afternoon last all
hope of saving the vessel was aban
doned, and boats were manned prepara
tory to leaving her, as she was in Im
minent danger of drifting ashore on
The log of the Strathnevls tells a re
markable story. Leaving Victoria on
October 13, with 165 passengers and 46
officers and crew, with moderate weath
er, n running speed or ton knots was
made until October 20. at 7.40 In the
morning in latitude 49.14 N. and longi
tude 164.27, when the steamer exper
ienced a terrific shock, the crash sound
ing like an explosion or a cannon. The
shaft had snapped short off close to the
propeller, which dropped clear of the
vessel and went to the bottom. A strong
Elo rrom the north was coming on and
all sails were crowded on two small
masts, without yards, schooner-rigged.
The accident occurred about 180 miles
south or Tnalaska. Slowly the gale
carried the vessel to the southwest, and
It was two days later before she could
make any progress toward the east.
From that time on, under a zifrzag
course, she sailed slowly toward Cape
Grave rears are now entertained for
the safety of the Australian steamship
Miowera, which had the Strathnevls
In tow for five days. Ten miles off Cape
Flattery, on last Friday afternoon, dur
ing a violent gnle, the two steel haw
sers parted suddenly and the Miowera
disappeared in the storm. The Miowera
had the Strathnevls In tow for five days,
and had exhausted the larger part of
MORE BOND TALK.
It Is Thought That the Forthcoming lasue
W ill lie Taken Here.
New York, Dec. 26. The Times to
morrow will say: Bond talk was plen
tiful In the financial district yesterday.
Starting up with the assumption that
proposals would soon be Issued from
the treasury department, bankers dis
cussed tho probable terms, the amount
of the loan and plans for subscription.
J. Pierpont Morgan had many callers.
There was no formal conference but
arrangements for taking the bonds
seem to have been well advanced.
At the end of the day when the talk
ing; had been done it was understood
that the call would be for 1100,000. This
amount was regarded by bankers as
sufficient to give business a fresh Im
petus which would bring substantial
ad enduring prospeslty. It was the
general opinion that the bonds would
be taken in this country.
EMMA WON'T TRY AGAIN,
Made a Wager She Could Steal and Not
Cincinnati. O. Dec. 2J. Miss Emma
McClow, a teacher in the public schools,
made a wager with a friend that the de
tectives could not catch her while shop
lifting. She then made an attempt to rob the
store of the Mabley Carew company,
and was caught in the act of taking a
small match safe. She was taken be
fore the chief of police, lectured and
released. '' ' ' "
. . . . . chesFtournament. x
Big Game Played at Contests Yea
New York, Dec. 2. At the Harvard
school No. C78 Fifth avenue, the fourth
annual Inter-colleglate- chess tourna
ment began this afternoon, when the
following eight students played for
their respective colleges: Columbia, A.
M. Price, '97: I. Ross, '!; Harvard, A.
W. Ryder, '97; Elmer K. Southard, '97;
Yale, Leo Arnsteln, '96: V. M. .Murdcck.
'98. Princeton, E. II. Seymour, S; It. P.
Ryder and Elmer were substitutes for
Harold Lewis and W. M. Marston re
spectively. The players were scheduled in the fol
lowing manner: First table, Price,
Columbia, vs. Ryder, Harvard Ruy
Lopez. Second table, Arnsteln, Yale, vs.
Elmer, Princeton P. Q. 4. Third
table, Ross, Columbia, vs. Seymour,
Princeton P. Q. 11. 3. Fourth table.
Murdock. Yale, vs. Southard, Harvard
The games resulted as follows: Ry
der bent Price after 63 moves; Arnsteln
beat Elmer after 30 moves; Ross beat
Seymour after 47 moves; Murdock beat
Southard drew after 48 moves.
A Regiment at LI Rouque Surrenders
Without Firing a Gun-Insurgents Tire
Key West. Fla., Dec. 26. Advices
were celved from Cuba today that a
batle occurred yesterday morning be
tween the vanguards of the Insurgents
and Spanish armies and that the Span
iards were repulsed. Colonel Pratt,
who commanded the Spanish van
guard, was killed. Martinez Campos
was present and directed the retreat of
the Spaniards to Jarcllanos. Campos'
forces are now entrenched at that
place expecting to be attacked by the
rebel army. Campos has armed all the
civilians In Jovellanos and la forcing
them to do military duty.
Advices received by Cuban leaders
via the Olivette confirm the report of
the capture of the town of El Rouqe by
Uomezas announced In these dispatches
last night. With Gomez are Seraflm,
Sanchez, Aquirre and Quarcz. The
Spanish regiment stationed at El Rouqe
surrendered without filing a shot. All
of them are paroled except twelve who
were charged with having poisoned the
water In the reservoir of the town. They
were tried and convicted and shot.
After taking al the arms and provi
sions. ets found In the town the in
surgents set fire to It and then left,
going in the direction of Qulntana and
KILLED HIMSELF FOR LOVE.
Uia Girf Sent Back His Pictures and Ho
Ended His Life.
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 2fi. Max Cohen, 22
years old, was found dead in his room at
the home of his father. No. HI4 East Kay
ette street, this morning. He hud shot
himself through the heart, and had been
ileml for some time when found. In hlH
pocket was this letter: "Mr. Cohen
oblige me by taking back your picture, as
1 do not need anyone's picture thut is as
deceitful us you are. B. ('."
The note was written by a young wo
man, who lives on Low street, and calls
herself Belle Cohen. She said that she had
become acquainted some months ago with
Mux, who hud recently been visiting hor
every nlKht. They exchanged photographs,
but a week ago she heurd he had been
treating some of her friends badly and she
determined to give him ui.
Then she wrote the note. He became
angry and bought a pistol, sending her
word that ne proposed to Kill her and him
self. He came to the house, but could not
see her, and then sent her word to meet
him on the corner.
"I knew he had a gun," said Belle, "nnd
did nof eo. I'm sorry he's dead, but
mighty Rlad he didn't find me. He said he
wunted to see me In heaven and we would
go there together. Well. I hope I'll meet
him there, but I m mighty glad It s not to
DEATH FROM A SPLINTER.
A ' Girl Disregarded Her Physician's
Detroit, Mich Dep. 26. Florence
Mack, daughter of 8. V. N. Mack, ot
No. 393 Trumbull avenue, aged 17 years,
died this morning. The wound of a tiny
splinter was the cause of her death,
having produced lockjaw.
Last Saturday morning Miss Mack
ran a small splinter under her thumb
nail. It broke off, leaving but a quarter
of an inch Imbedded In the flesh. She
was unable to remove It. and sent to
the family physician, who removed the
bit of wood and told her to poultice tne
thumb on returning home. She, how
ever, disregarded the instruction. She
was taken ill Sunday, and Monday be
came unconscious and remained so un
til her death.
Asbury Park Agitated by an t noccount
Asbury Park, N. J., Dec. 26. An eigh
teen horse power boiler used to sink
piling for the ocean grove board walk
exploded this morning.
The boiler was located on tho ocean
front In a building formerly occupied
by the Bond Wave Power company.
The engineer, Edwin Peckham, left
the building a Tew seconds berore the
explosion took place, just in time to
save his life. The boiler went through
three Inches of cedar planking, and
landed In the ocean an eighth of a mile
rrom shore. The flying embers and
pieces or timbers injured the engineer
but not seriously.
The cause of the accident cannot be
explained. The engineer declares there
was plenty of water In the boiler.
DEATH THEIR SANTA CLAUS.
Two Sudden Calls Saddened the Holiday
Oxford, Pa., Dec. 26. Two very sud
den nnd unexpected deaths saddened
and shocked the people of Oxford this
Christmas morning. Mrs. M. E. Col
lom, of Locust street, was found dead
In bed by her daughter, who had pre
pared a tempting breakfast and gone to
her mother's room to call her. Mrs.
Collom was the mother or Rev. Absa
lom Collom, who had a church in West
The other death was that or Neal Pat
ton, who dropped dead on Market street
while walking down town about 8
STRUCK BY A BLIZZARD.
Business Suspended In Indianapolis.
Several Persons Injured.
. Indianapolis, Dec. 26. A blizzard
struck this city early this morning and
continued to Increase in violence until
noon. The streets were almost Impas
sable and the telephone and electric
light wires were In a tangled mass.
Not a telephone is working In the city.
One horse was killed and several per
sons knocked senseless by coming in
contact with live wres.
; FLASHED FROM WIRES.
The Buffalo Traction compnny has been
granted a charter to run cars In Buafflo,
N. Y., the fare not to exceed four cents,
lrh one cent for transfers.
General' William M. Osborne, ex-pollce
commissioner of Brooklyn, who has re
turned from iAiilslana, flatly denied the
oharge of buying votes for Major Me Kin
ley in that state.
Because of his Indorsement of the presi
dent and Secretary Olney in their atti
tude on the Venesuelan question, Governor
Altgeld. of Illinois, has demanded and re
ceived the resignation of Attorney Gen
HELD UP THE TROLLEY CARS
Highwaymen Take $3,000 of a 'Frisco
' Track's Kecelpts.
TWO MEN SHOT BY ROBBERS
The Job Is Performed by l our Men Armed
with Winchesters Passengers Not
Molcsted-Clcrks Endeavor to
Escape with a Money Pouch.
San Francisco, Dec. 26. Four masked
men armed with rilles held up a Mis
sion street electric car from Ingleslde
at 8 o'clock last night and robbed two
employes of the Pacific Coast Jockey
club of $3,000. Reuben M. Clark, who
carried the pouch containing the
money, was shot In the leg. John Bron
ner, another employe ot the Jockey
club, and Policeman John Josephs also
received bullet wounds, neither ot
which Is serious. Clark's wound will
probably cause the amputation of his
leg. The robbery occurred in a lonely
place, eight miles from the city. Ingle
slde track is situated in an Isolated
place on the ocean beach, and afforded
excellent opportunities for the perpe
tration of the crime. The car hud Just
left the track when four men, heavily
masked and each armed with a Win
chester, Jumped on the rear platform
as the car slowed up at a crossing.
Clark hud the pouch In his lap, and
was at once approached by the tallest
of the four robbers. With an oath the
highwayman demanded the money. A
shot was fired at the same titno to stop
Clark arose from the scat, but before
ha could advance a step was shot In the
leg. Eronner grabbed the pouch and
ran from the car closely followed by the
robbers. Once outside he was about to
throw the pouch under the car, when a
Winchester was thrust Into his face and
one of the robbers called to him to drop
the sack. Bronner demurred and one
of the other robbers shot him in the
arm which held the pouch. At the same
moment another robber struck him
with the butt of a revolver. As the bul
let crashed through Ilronner's arm he
dropped the pouch.
Clark Uses His Gun.
The robber who first approached
Clark picked up his pouch and started
to run. Two shots were Instantly fired
by Clark and Bronner, neither of which
took effect. To protect himself the rob
ber grabbed a woman named Mrs. Peck,
and holding her as a shield he retreated
in the darkness. As the man disap
peared Clark and Bonner fired again
and a dozen shots were returned by the
robbers. Policeman John Josephs
heard the firing and ran to the scene In
time to receive a bullet In tho leg.
Although tho robbery did not occupy
ovr five minutes nearly tlfty shots were
fired. No attempts wus made to mo
lest the passengers, who were too ter
rllled to move.
Ingleslde track was opened on
Thanksgiving day, and on account of
Its remote location precautions had
been taken to prevent the robbery of
its employes. Besides dividing the re
ceipts of the day and sending them to
this city by different routes, it wus a
customary thing to change the routes
The Pacific Coast Jockey club, it Is
said will offer a reward for the capture
of the robbers tomorrow. As the men
were heavily masked the police have
no clew to the perpetrators of the crime.
Secretary Leake of the Paclllc Coast
Jockey club, has offered a reward of
$1,000 for the arrest and conviction of
any of the parties engaged in the hold
up. The robbery was carefully planned
and deliberately executed. The manner
of attack and the avenue of escape had
all been well considered. From their
Investigation, the police concluded that
the rifles had been taken In a wagon
to the scene of the hold-un, and that
the wagon had been left In a convenient
place in order to convey them from the
scene. No one in the neighborhood
saw any one with a rifle during the
day or evening, nor were four or five
men seen In one vehicle on any of the
roads near the track
DEATH IN A .MOCK DUEL.
Lexington, Ky Dec, 28. Joseph L.
Reed, who attempted an assault on Miss
Hattle Coyle, In Mercer county yester
day and who was pursued by a posse of
six men, has been arrested and placed
At a Christmas entertainment held In
Bera last night the crowd was too large
to get in the school house and those on
the outside had a drunken frolic. Billy
Johnston and Les Mitchell, who had
reputations as shooters, gave an exhibi
tion of a pistol duel. Mitchell fired four
times at Johnston and tho latter fired
four times at Mitchell, when he fell
with a bullet through his lungs and one
in his abdomen. He will die. Johnston
ran fifty yards, when three pistol shots
rangout from the bushes and he dropped
to the ground a corse, with one bullet
In his head and one through his heurt.
Mitchell's friends killed him.
At Munfordsville another Chrlstmns
celebration took place, nt which Henry
Matthews and his cousin John had a
difficulty while drunk. John is dead.
Henry having emptied the contents of a
shotgun Into his neck.
At Peach Orchard, this county, at a
dance, Hattle Snowden was shot in the
left breast with a paper wad from an
old Enfield rifle In the hands of James
Madison. Her death is expected.
The Private Who Munched Ills Comrade
Receives n Check.
Wllllts Point, L I Dec. 26. Private
Custave Gluck, of the Engineer Battal
ion, has received a chock for J10 from
Major W. S. Beebe. a retired officer In
the ordnance department of the army
as a reward for having promptly
punched the head of a fellow soldier
who declared that, war or no war, he
would not fight ngalnst England, his
native country. The check was accom
panied by a request from Major Beebe
that Gluck call upon him at the Hoff
man house. New York.
Oluck has had no acquaintance hith
erto with Major Beebe. He had been
sentenced to one month's black list, but
notwithstanding this, when he showed
the check and letter to the command
ing officer, he got a leave of absence to
go to New York for a couple of days.
Zcttonn Has Fallen.
London, Dec. 20. The correspondent In
Constantinople of the I'nlted Press tele
graphs under date of today that It is re
ported there that Zeltoun, which was In
the possession of Armenians, has fallen
before attacks of Turkish troODs ajid thst
many of those who were holding the place
against tne lorcei ot tne suitan nave ned
to the hills.
Stone Mason Killed.
Philadelphia. Dec. 26. Benjamin F. Ross.
a atone mason, residing at Berwin, was
snot ana instantly Killed ty ismery Thom
as, of the same Place, early yesterday
morning in a drunken trawl, Thomas was
arrestea. i .
A good Silk Dress Is a1
ways an acceptable gift;
for a lady.
Is Very Attractive
BLACK AND COLORED ' '
BILKS AND SATINS,
ELEGANT PERSIAN SILKS,
FANCY AND PLAIJI YELVETSJ
HEAL LACES AND
IN ENDLESS VARIEXT (
SILK AND LINEN ,
FOR LADIES AND GENTLEME
KID GLOVES " ""
iAND SILK MITTEN '
and underwear; - ' "
DINNER AND LUNCH SET3, '
TABLE AND BUREATTK3CAJIFS !
PILLOW SHAMS AND CENTRES!,
EMBROIDERED IN DELFX
AND FANCY COLORS,
DOWN COMFORTABLES! j'i
8ILK PILLOWS P' f
AND CUSHIONS AND Atf f
ELEGANT STOCK OF
LADIES' AND OENTLEMiRN'a ,
510 and 512
Last Bosy Week
Begin the New Year In
'a pair oi our honest Shoes
and be happy.
114 AND Ut) WYO.MIXQ AVE.
Silverware M SiK
$5.00 to $75.00.
405 SPRUCE ST, NEAE DIME BASE.
ATTACKED BY A CATAMOUNT
Thrilling Experience of 9-Year-Old Barry
Tower City, Pa Dec. 26. Harry, tht
9-year-old son of Paul Hessler, ol
Clark's Valley, while roaming through
the woods with his father, was sudden
ly attacked by a large catamount.
The child was lagging behind about
100 yards, when he heard a peculiar
noise in the brush back of him. H
turned and saw the animal darting; to
ward htm, and he screamed and ran,
stumbling over a stone, thus giving tha
catamount fair play on him.
The child's screams brought tha
father to the spot, where the- animal .
was tearing Harry's clothing. Tha
father's frightful screams scared tha
catamount away. Harry was taken.,
home unconscious, but Is now slight!,
improved. ... . .,
WEATHER REPORT. . k
For Knetem Pnnsvlvanteleaf!flaifi
decidedly colder; UghnorthiAiMrI.lMar