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

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The Jackets that rnme to us on
these conditions last week represent
tho most impressive bargain values
tliat eyes ever rested on. They are
new In every sense of the word, for
tho '
iit lit Newest
Styles tie Latest,
SBiifS m
in m
To cut It short, these Jackets con
sist of the nobbiest mid-winter pro
ductions, und the only reason for
our getting held of them on such
advantugeoua terms Is because
there are but one or two of a kind.
In no case over u half a dozen. Wo
guarantee every garment perfect.
Home are full lined, some three
quarter lined, and all are warrant
ed not to cost you one cent over
half their actual vuluc.
Here Are tie Figures:
e9re Bosy
y Stock Taking
And the balance of our entlre
cloak stock Is offered at prices that
will seem ridiculous to the intelli
gent buyer, but we make it a rule
to carry over no stock from one sea
son to another.
A Kcsulutiun Offered by Mr. Mitchell
Is Adopted.
.Mr. J.odgo (jives a Kevlew of the Vc-ne-zticlau
Situiitiott-Kcsult of the fKxecu
tivc Session Arguments Aguiiint
the 1'ropoACd llolijuy Kccc.
Washington, Dec. 30. The reorgan
ization of the senate committees was
effected today by the adoption of a reso
lution offered by Mr. iMHchell. tlie
vote on which was: Yeas. "S: nnys. 2S.
The Populist senators withheld their
votes, with the exception of Mr. Kyle
.South. Dakota, who voted Vlth tn
Democrats. The vote was followed by
n debut-- pi which Mr. (iiirmnn (Dcm.,
I'd.) cave exprislo'n to the terms felt
by the senators of his party at losing
the contvol of the senate and In which
plain talking- was done on both sides on
the subject of giving to the free silver
men a majority.
Kurly in the day a review of the
Venezuelan question was delivered by
Mr. Lodge, Mass., who insisted on the
importance and necessity to the I'nltcd
States of the maintenance of the Mon
roe doctrine. In summing up his speech
Mr. Lodge said he did not believe that
the people of Knglund had the least de
sire to engii:e In hostilities with the
I'nited States any more than the I'niteil
Stntes'dcshvd hostilities with liiiglund.
Nor did he believe that the Knglish peo
ple took any very serious Interest in tne
disputed boundary. The people of the
I'nlted Stutes. he asserted, had no de
sire to Interfere with uny rightful pos
session of C.reat Britain In South Af
rica, but they could not allow tJreiit
lirltain to set u-i claims to American
territory and then seize and hold that
territory by force. If flreat lirltain
could suceerfi to that successfully in
Venezuela she could do It In Tuba and
If she could do It the other nations
could do the same. At B.CO the senate
adjourned until tomorrow; when It If
intended to have both houses take a re
cess till Tuesdr.y, January 7.
Sun ii tor Cockrclfs Resolution.
The senate In executive session this
afternoon refused to puss the joint
resolution Introduced by Mr. Cockrell
providing for an adjournment from to
morrow until January ti. After the con
lln.iti.tion of a large number of nomina
tions against which no objections had
lii-en made the mutter came up on the
suggestion of Senator Hill, of New
York, and Senator Merry, of Arkansas,
both of whom said they thought that
cotgress. In view of the message of the
president, ought not to take a recess
for uny length of time. Mr. Hill made
u pneeeh In which he went over much
of the giound of his speech the other
day. He called upon his associates to
stuuy here and endeavor to pass some
legislation that would (jive the treusuty
relief. Mr. Hill was reminded tnnt
nothing the president had asked could
be sot hrough the senate and it was not
much to ask the .senate to stay and
make an effort to do that which every
body knew wns Impossible. In view,
however, of the objections that had
been raised, Mr. Cockrell withdrew his
The Alleged dealer Said to lluva Relieved
a 1'ornlvtlc.
Albuquerque. N. M., Hee. SO. K. P.
Houston, receiver of the Peoria. De
catur and ICvnnsville railroad; J. W.
Snyder, n business limn of Paris. HI.,
and L. H. Stanley have returned to this
city from u few days' trip in search of
' healer'' Schlatter. They found Schlat
ter In an obscure Mexican settlement,
about eighty mlleifwest of here, sitting
by the lire reading a Bible.
He Interpreted the coming of the
three wise men of the Knat as the rea
son why the Father had kept him there
to long, and laid hands on Mr. Houston.
Who had sought him to cure paralysis
of the left side. He held his hands for
an hour or more and Mr. Houston de
clares he has been greatly benefited.
Schlatter told them, ns far as he knew,
th" Father directed him to go to Central
Aniei lea. but he will stop some duys at
a Zuiil reservation. He bade the
strangers good bye, mounted his white
horse n'Ml rode off through the sandy
plain to tho southwest.
Ilcnjuinin F. Stelner und l.ney M. Chap
man Accused of Arson.
Philadelphia. Her. .lit Henjamln F.
Stelner and Mrs. Lucy M. Chapman
were this afternoon committed to
prison without bail, on the charge of
setting tire to an a pertinent house at
No. "1" South Klghth street, for the pur
pose of obtaining $t,0V0 insurunce. Mrs.
Chnpmiin conducted a corset manufac
tory in the place and she induced
Stelner to set fire to It. Stelner satur
ated a mattress with eon I oil and set It
allre on Friday morning last.
The Hames wore soon extinguished,
but seventeen Inmates of the house
were asleep when the fire started and
wen- forced to n'inke a hasty exit. Stel
ner was arrested on Saturday while try
ing to pawn articles which he Is alleged
to have stolen, and ho made a confes
sion of the arson plot In which he stated
that he was to receive $100 of the In
surance money.
Mrs. Chapman, with whom the man
had beeen Inveigled, was then arrested.
Brutal (icorge Alexander May Drop from
the Gallons.
Wilmington. Del., Dee. 30. At on
early hoiirthls morning Detectives Mc
Vey and Witsll arrested George Alexan
der, colored, on a charge of committing
a felonious assault upon Mary Elizabeth
Harris, colored, aged y years.
The assault Is alleged to have been
committed on November 2r, and th
child has since been under treatment
at the almshouse. She Is still In a
critical condition as a result of the as
sault. Alexander, who Is a repulsive
look Inir negro, has been locked up at
the police station in this city to await
a heuring. The penalty for his offense
under the law of the state of Delaware
Is denth.
At Short Kongo the Turkish Soldiers Are
a Sorry Lot of Vagabonds.
London. Dec. SO. The Dally News will
tomorrow publish a dispatch from its
Constantinople correspondent saying
that the Turkish soldiers who are In
vesting Zletoun ore suffering terribly
from the cold. On an average fifty
deaths from exposureoccur dally among
the troops. The condition of the army
evefywhere, except that portion sta
tioned In Constantinople, In deplorable.
The men have not received any supplies
for many months. Their clothing Is
tattered and their food Is poor and In
adequate. The sixty thousand troops serving In
Syria are being depleted by disease.
Numbers of the reserves are daily de
serting, taking their arms and ammu
nition with them. This means that
these deserters will take to brigandage
in the near future. All the Christian
gendarmes in Asia Minor have resigned
owing to the fact that they have nut
bevn paid. 1
Icemen, However, Are Confident
Plenty of Frost l ater On.
Newburg. Dec. 30. The Hudson river
Is entirely free from Ice ut Marlbor
ough, Milton and Highland, at eacb of
which ulaces there are large ice housf.s.
The Ice men In the vicinity, however. !
nre not at all discouraged, as they sel
dom gather the crop before January.
They say that mild weather now In-
mires colder weuther next month and i
will lessen the probability of the thaw
that usually comes in that month. The
water In the river Is too low, and the
full rains were too light for an open
Hudson. Dec. 30 The Ice Is out of
the Hudson liver below Albany, and
ferry-boats lire making their usual
trips. A week ngo Ice elirlit Inches in
thickness was taken from the river
In front of this city by local Ice men
and lurge fields were marked and
ploughed by those engaged in Ice "cul
tivating." In the past few days the lee
has entirely vanished, and a boat could
so through from New York to the head
water of the Hudson without encoun
tering any trouble. The Ice men in this
city nnd vicinity are not much wor
ried us yet concerning their prospects.
They seem to be conlident that a cold
w-nve will come along soon and give
them abundant supply of Icq.
Spanish Government Supporters Have
Just Heard of tho Insuricctlon in Cuba.
:nmpos' Campaign a failure.
New York, Dec. 30. The Times to
morrow will publish the following Hav
ana despatch dated Dec. 23.
The excitement in this city Is almost
beyond description. For the first time
the blind supporters of Spanish rule In
the island realize that It Is seriously
threatened by the revolution. The
shock, has been the most severe ns it
was exnected by thoae who huve faith
In the military ubilitles of Martinis
Campos that the moment had arrived
when the Cuban forces. If not entirely
crushed, would meet with such a sud
den check us to demorall.e, scatter und
send them back Hying to Camaguuy.
Instead of that anticipated result of
C.eneral Mnrtlmcs Campos' plans, It is
said his whole army' are llylng be
fore the victorious enemy, whose pro-Ki-cs
seems to find no opposition and no
It is Impossible to ascertain how muny
lives have been lost and to what extent
the Spanish have been defeated. The
government ban so far succeeded in
suppressing the news which must have
reached Havana.
The Spaniards will not, however,
even acknowledge u fact that Is plain
to everybody. Martinez Campos' win
ter campaign, from which so much
wus hoped, has utterly failed. F.ven if
things with hlin and his army have not
Kne so had as seems to be their case,
there is no doubt now that this year
there will be no sugar crop, and this
menns no revenue for the Spanish
treasury, which Is already some $7,000.
000 behind in Its obligations. Moreover,
should (lomez, hnvlng accomplished his
purpose, withdraw from the territory,
which he now occupies, before Marti
mcjs Campus can again pluce his troops
in position to commence active opera
tions the season will have ended
and he will find himself at the
end of the dry season In a worse condi
tion than nt the beginning of It. and
having to face another army greater in
numbers, better suplled with nrms and
ammunition, and encouraged by suc
cess. As an Indication of the extent to
which the Spanish commanders have
lest their lu-Hds. their precipitate dil
igence in fortifying the approaches to
Hnvnnn r.hould be pointed out. No one
could t-uppose (lomez, at the present
moment, would even drenm of attack
ing the city. There might have been
a possibility, although remote, of his
making an attempt against Mutaincz
not for the purpose of holding the city,
for this he Is no doubt aware to be be
yond his power, but to secure sucli
arms and ammunition as might have
been found there.
California Self Murderer Probably o
Wealthy St. I.mils Mini,
Ventura. Cnl., Dec. ,10. F.xtraordinary
precautions are being tuken to conceal
the tdentillcation of the man who reg
istered at the Anacalna hotel as H. I..
Jones, n Chicago newspaper man, who
committed suicide November H. Th
body was exhumed today and forwarded
to St. Louis. Rome one from that city
telegraphed the coroner $400 to cover the
expenses of exhumation, and the un-
I dertaker was engaged on the condition
tnnt ne give no imormation as to me
Identity of the subject.
To further conceal the Identity of the
suicide, the body wus shipped In the
name of the railroad agent at St. I.oulu.
with no Indication as to the nanie of the
friends who have tuken so great an in
terest in the matter. All the Informa
tion furnished is that he suicide was
wealthy and prominent In social circles
in St. Louis.
Iowa Tribe to I en so Its Lands and Live
on the Rentals.
Guthrie, O. T.. Dec. 30. The Iowa In
dians have Just closed a lease with the
Kuw tribe for 15,000 acres of land In the
reservation of the latter tribe. The
lowas will erect a village there and live
off the rental of their tine allotted
lands east of here, wlileli they are leas
ing to white farmers. They say they
are tired of living apart on their allot
ments, scattered among the whites, who
will not associate with them, and who
use every opportunity to cheat them,
and being citizens they propose to live
an they please and be no longer bossed
by the Indian bureau. .
Texas Not 0 Superior Vessel.
Washington, I). C, Dec. 30. The report
of the naval bureau of Inflection on the
result of Its trln In the battleship Texas
was received at the navy department to
day, and It is said that it indicates that
the Texas has not proved herself to be a
superior vessel. Becretary Herbert de.
dined toduy to say anything about the
contents of the report, but It Is known that
the report recommends many changes.
tUrks county poultry show last week
was a success. .
HurKlars secured MOO worth of plunder
In Henry Roscob'i tailor shop at Fhenlx
vllle. Resident physician H. J. Donaldson, of i
Ik. U'llli H...nt hA.l.ll.1 Malawi n .1
will remove to Wellnboro.
There are GOO members of the Agricul
tural Home Heading Circle connected With
State College, Center county.
Ex-Assemblyman Walter W. Franklin,
of Lancaster, has been prosecuted for al
leged tmbewlement by a client.-
Political Crisis in the Kaffir Kcgiun
May Start a Panic.
Their Efforts to Invito a Revolution Has
Aroused the Anger of the lloers-A
Glance at tlio Land of
Gold and Diamonds.
Johannesburg, South African Repub
lic, Dec. 30. The political crisis here,
brought about by the efforts of the for
eign population to obtain eiiuul political
rights with the bo-rs, has reached a
most acute stage. The exodus ot wo
men und children Is Increasing. All
trains leaving this place are crowded
and food stuffs have become Jiigh
All kinds of bellicose rumors are cur
rent und the government hus notilied
the burghers to be ready for uctive
service in case of emergency.
TheMercantlleassuclatlon has formed
Itself Into a town bodyguard, for the
purpose uf preserving order ami pro
tecting life and property. They will
not take part In a revolution or riot
of any kind and have asked the govern
ment to suply theia with arms and
Several of the lending mines are ex
pected to t lose today.
President Kruger, in an interview,
expresed regret for the present ugita
tion, and said:
"If the position Is aggravated many
disastrous consequences nre tu be ap
prehended especially In mining and com
mercial enterprises. The present atti
tude of the l.'ltlauders does not con
duce to calm consideration of their al
leged grievances. The government will
give them un opportunity for free
speech, such as does not Incite to re
bellion: but the government is fully pre
pared to stop uny movement aiming at
a disturbance of law and order."
Hopeful View in London.
London, Dec. 30. The stock exchange
was nuiet today. In connection with
the settlement the failure of un opera
tor in American railroads was an
nounced. Consols were 5-16 lower on
the less hopeful view now taken of i..e
pollticul situation.
The feature of business on the ex
change today was the weakness of
South African securities, due to the sit
uation In the Transvaal. I 'rices in
Katilrs" are still falling.
Those who have watched the course
of affairs In the South African Repub
lic are not at all surprised at the news
from Johannesburg. The source of the
trouble there is conjectured to come
from one of two sources. Hither the
Diamond Syndicate, composed of Cecil
Hhodcu De Uteres and others, ure de
termined to add to Cape Colony, and
thus bring under the Urltlsh Hag the
rich diamond mines of the Transvaal,
or the reported "revolutionary" move
ment hi merely part -of u.- great stock
Jobbing plan, engineered by the pro
moteis of "Kaffirs" on the London stock
market. If the latter Is true, It prob
ably marks the beginning of the end of
the "Kaffir" speculation abroad, which
has made a few enormously rich and
impoverished thousands.
; In the Wltwatersand district are lo
euted the gold mines, nnd the yearly
output of these mines Is estimated at
the extraordinary sum of $40,000,0110.
Kngland has had n longing eye upon
this vulualile territory. In March, lSiio,
un attempt was made to create a revo
lution there. The Inception of this at
tempt wus easily traced to British In
fluences. President Kruger at that
time hed to flee for his nfe to Pont
chefstrooni. which is thirty miles from
The present attempt to create trouble
has attracted widespread attention in
France and Oermuny, and the F.ngllsh
government will receive a decided pro
test from both tuese Powers If the
trouble Is not soon settled.
Lnclish tlwn the Hitiinotids.
The rich fields nf diamonds and gold
In the "Dark Continent" are almost
completely In the hands of F.ngllsh
men, who have formed a syndicate
headed by Cecil Rhodes, the British
Premier of South Africa: "Harney"
Uarnatn ilnd Albert Hlte, whose wealth
Is set down as $45,000,000, nnd others.
There Is a French syndicate, but Urlt
lsh financial intluence Is far In advance
of It. The Knglish syndicate Is so pow
erful that it has cornered the diamond
maiket. and simply sells from its im
mense stock when there Is a demand.
This Is done to maintain high prices.
One of the members of this syndicate
laughingly told an American theatrical
manager recently that If he desired ne
could reduce the price of the valuable
diamond that he wore In a ring on ids
linger to ten cents by overstocking the
It Is therefore plain that the revolu
tionary talk In Johannesburg Is due to
the machinations of these millionaire
Englishmen, who ure desirous of ob
taining control of other property that
rightfully belongs to the liners.
There Is no love lost between the
lioers and the English. The former ure
a race of men who are mugnltlcently
endowed physically. They are as fear
less ur. thry nre upright, and will not
bro.ik Interference with their lights
without making a stubborn resistance.
The liiiRll"h have good reasons for
knowlm? the fighting characteristics of
these people.
Johannesburg, the largest town In the
Transvaal, Is Just 1,000 miles from Cape
Town by rnll through Cape Colony and
the Orange Free state. Fight years ago
there wus not a house standing on the
site of what Is now a bustling city of
fiii.000 to 70,000. The greater part, by fur.
of this development has been within
the past two years since the new rall
roud was extended to the gold mines.
The buildings are mostly of frnme. zinc
being used for ornament. Quite recent
ly brlckmaklng was sturted In Johan
nesburg, so that brick structures are
now beginning to bob up over the town.
On the whole, the stores, public build
ings and residences are of a substantial
and creditaL'le character. Johannes
burg has a fair climate, but Is ham
pered by the terrific dust storms pre
valent In that country.
Another trouble in Johannesburg Is
the lack of a sewerage system, and
equally Inconvenient Is the scarcity
of water. The town has sprung up In
a wilderness, with only a few scanty
creeks available. A project to bring
water from a distance of sixty miles Is
now under advlsemnt.
The white population Is mostly Eng
lish and Dutch, but there Is quite a
French colony, while In the Transvaal
at least 9.SO0 AmrTTra": are making
their homes. All the' prominent gold
mines have American managers,
brought over from the Western states
and territories. It Is evident- that
American skill and experience In this
department Is considered Indispensable.
The mlnfng companies cannot do with
out them. European concerns pay
Americana such salaries as from $8,000
to. $40,000 a yetr.
, jM-awbaagh Evldenee Will Be Heard.
Boston, Dee. $0. Judge Colt today In the
Bell Telephone case gavt tit government
until May 31. 18M, to take evidence In re
buttal, but refused the Itell company's
request as to limit the t'nlted States in
taking evidence to the question of fraud
rulst-d. This decision lets in the Draw
baugh evidence.
Young School Teacher Says Sho Didn't
Have n Hrcnm.
Pittsburg. Pn.. Dec. 30.-A nine-days
sensation, and one which the Inhabi
tants have not yet ceased talking about,
took place nt llanksville. Mary Ann
Cliappelle. ft school teacher, was appar
ently asleep for that length of time, and
her father's house was crowded with
neighbors, who brought enough advice
with them to have cured the universe.
Hut the advice wus not heeeded. and
Miss Chnppelle Is all right now. Mary
Is n pretty girl with pink cheeks and
bright eyes and is twenty years old.
She does not Weigh over one hundred
und ten pounds. When she went to bed
on the night of Monday, December IS,
tired anil nervous, she sank Into a
trance-like sleep which continued until
Christmas, when she awoke nnd. after
saying: "I am going to get up," did so.
greatly to the relief of her family and
During the nerlod of her trance, she
eninu to partial consciousness several
times, nt least enough so us to swallow
a little nourishment. She maintains
that during the entire time her mind
was a idank and that she neither saw
nor dreamed.
They Are Not Satisfied with tho Results
of the Hcecnt Strike at Philadelphia.
Conference with "ilumiccr lleetcto.
Philadelphia, Dee. 30. Since the set
tlement of the strick of the niortormen
und conductors of the I'nion Traction
company there has been much dissatis
faction u n mug the men over the terms
of tile settlement. A committee repre
senting every division of the line met
(icneial Manager Ileeem tonight to dis
cuss with him what they believe to be
the grievances of the men. The meet-
I lug lasted from 7.30 until II o'clock. The
column tee mane practically tne same
demands of the company for which
they originally struck. They asked
that they be given $i for a day of ten
hours; thnt the front platform of the
cars be enclosed ns a protection against
the weather, and that all the strikers
be given their old positions.
. Sir. Heetem consented to give the
men that struck their old runs and to
! put the new men who took the strik
ers' places on as extras. In the matter
of enclosed platforms Mr. Heetem stat
ed that the company was now experi
menting with a platform and thut
nothing could be done until the result
j of this experiment was known. In the
mutter of giving tlie men ten hours
I work for $2 per day. Mr. Peetem said
j that the company must absolutely de
cline to make that concession. The
I committee then mc Mr. Rectem to
i night r.ih the report to the men of tho
various divisions the result of the con-
lerence nnn tne ueciston or tne men
will be communicated to Mr.- Beetem
Ufion Wednesday night.
Among the committee there seemed
to be considerable dissatisfaction over
the terms offered by the company and
whnt the outcome will be Is Impossible
to foretell.
Tenets of the Amish Church Get Ministers
and Members Into the Courts.
Decatur. Ind.. Dec. 30. Four brothers.
Joseph. Christian, David and Jacob
Schwartz, prominent Amlsh miners. and
nine members of the Amlsh church in
the southern part of this county were
arrested today. The ministers are
charged with marrying couples without
man-Inge licenses and the members
are charged with marrying lirnt cousins
und half sisters.
There Is a colony of 500 Amlsh living
here. They believe the only laws nre
set forth In the Iiible and all the na
tional and state laws nre entirely wrong.
They say they will let the law take Its
course, but will move the colony if mo
lested. They guve $.1,000 bonds and
were released.
People of Pope County Hope to Lynch
John Sliufflehnrgcr,
Murion. HI., Dec. 30. John ShulHebar
ger. the Pope county wife murderer.will
undoubtedly be a prisoner before morn
ing, as the sheriff's posse has him sur
rounded In the hills east of Parker City,
with little chance of escape unless he is
furnished assistance by some of his rela
tives who live In the region. Shuttle
burger was seen near Parker City but
a few hours ngo, making his way into
the hills east of that place.
Those who know him best say he will
never be tnken alive, that he prefers
death to surrender under the circum
stances. He is afraid of being lynched
by the excited populace, and his fears
are well gounded.
General Drtcnfiirth. tho Kainmnkcr, Has
n New Scheme.
Detroit, Dec. 30. General R. O. Dy
renfurth, the rainmaker, has a scheme
to dispel the famous London fog. He
has been In correspondence with lead
ing oftlclals of that city, and it Is said
a fund of $r.0.OW) will be raised with
which to conduct experiments. Hun
dreds of thousands of dollars a day
would lie saved In the metropolis if 'the
fog could be prevented. The Dyren
furth fog rrheme Is only a variation of
his ralnmnktng one. It includes the
use of hydrogen gas and explosive bal
loons. His yilan Is to establish fog stations
between the city and begin his cam
paign against It us the fog rolls In from
the sea. His bombardment of the skies
would produce rnln, he says, and when '
that wus started the fog would be dis
pelled. SUES FOR $2St000.
Manager of a Dressed Reef Company
Asserts Injury to His lltisiness.
St. Louis, Dec. 30. Manager Oustave
H. Medick. of tho Home Dressed Reef
company.Wheellng.W. Va.. has brought
a joint libel suit (or $2.1.000 against the
Butchers and Packers' Magazlne.of this
city, and Charles H. Ioeftler, a wealthy
butcher of Wheeling, W. V.
During a meat war In Wheeling, sev
eral months ago, Mr. Medick was
charged with working with the whole
salers and was expelled. Several ar
ticles thereon appeared In the paper
named, under Loclller's signature, and
the suit results.
Death nf Benjamin Luff.
West Chester, Dec. 30. Tlenjnmln Luff,
who was shot on the street here on Christ
mas eve, died In the Chester hospital from
the offuts of the bullets in the stomach.
Absalom W"nton Is under arrest as tho
man who did the deed.
Ilnrnvd to Death.
Allentown, Pa Dec1. 80. Thomas Wal
ker, aged 28 years, was suffocated this
evening at the I'nion foundry, Catassuu
qua. The blast was turned on when he
was leaning over the top of a cupola and
the lire showered him. .Jle leaves a widow
ana cniiu.
Heavy Snow Storms Are Reported in
the West.
Street Car Service Greatly Hampered in
Many Insiunccs-Citles in Ohio and
Indiana Visited by tho Storm
King-All Trains Delayed.
Toledo, O., Dec. 20. A blizzard rival
ling in intensity the snow storm uf
February. 1814, when Toledo was snow
bound for three days. Is ruging over
northwestern Ohio tonight. Street car
und railroad tratlic Is greatly hampered
and the prospects are that few trains
will get through here tonight.
Springfield, ill., Dec. SO. The heavi
est snow-storm experienced for years
Is over the southern part of this stute,
blocking ruilroud and other traffic. At
Shelbyvllle a foot of snow has fallen,
und nt Odin there are eight inches.
The storm ulso prevailed In part of Mis
souri: Hloomlngton.Ind., Dec. 30. The great
est snow storm In recent years which has
been raging the past fifteen hours, bus
become a blizzard. The ground Is cov
ered to a depth of twenty-Inches and
railway traffic Is greatly Interfered
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 30. A foot
of snow covers the ground here tonight,
the result of a storm which began at
midnight. The storm continues and
tratlic is almost blocked.
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. :!fl. A blizzard
struck this city at great fury this even
ing. I'p to 8 o'clock, for nearly twenty
four hours there had been a steady
downpour of ruin, when the wind veerd
suddenly to the northwest, blowing a
gale, bringing with it n fine snow. which
fell thick und fust. The force of tne
wind was so great that it was dllTlcult
for pedestrians to keep their feet and
the streets were soon deserted. Street
signs were tossed about In all direc
tions. Cars were run with diillculty up
to midnight.
liroman Killed Outright and Many Pas
senders Arc Injured.
Cincinnati, O., Dec. 20. A bad wreck
occurred ut Cole City on the Mississippi
division of the Haltlmore nnd Ohio,
southwest of this city, tonight nt 7.55
o'clock. In which a flremun was killed
outright and eight passengers Injured,
some of whom will die. The dead are
Fireman Wilson, of Louisville, Ky. The
injured: Harry Hrowning, Vincennes,
Ind.; T. Wright, of Cincinnati: Jacob
Hotirk. of Luwrciiceburg; Lonzo Pritltt
Gabriel, engineer; Klsborg, express mes
senger; unknown tramp, fltally hurt.
The wreck was caused by a collision
between two passenger trains thruugh
a mistake In train orders.
I'ronk Efaw and Miss Parrish Disap
pointed, hut Not Dissouragcd.
Monmouth. HI., Dec. 30. Frank Efaw,
of Centerville, Iowa, came here recently
with the Intention of wedding Miss
Kllie Parrish. The license was procured
and preparations for the happy event
were complete, when It was discovered
that the state laws Interposed a bar
rier to the union, they being first cous
ins. The minister w ho was to olliciate
refused to perform the ceremony.
After due reflection over their disap
pointment the couple returned the li
cense, stating, however, the marriage
was only declared off long enough for
them to get to a slate where the luws
were more liberal with cousins.
A London Syndicate Will l'ako I'p the
New Issue.
London, Dec. HO. The United Press
has ascertained here that u syndicate
In Herlln and London has been formed
to take up the proposed United States
loans. Tho London firms taking part
in the syndicate Includes the prom
inent American bankers here. It Is
doubtful whether a public issue will be
made in London.
The completion of the contract with
the syndicate depends upon the
stand which President Cleveland
muy take about the Issue price. The
amount proposed to be taken Is $100,
The Hearing Is Conducted Behind Closed
New York, Dec. 30. The special com
mittee which is sitting as a court of in
quiry on the charges made by Lord
Dunraven against the people in charge
of the Defender, held an all day ses
sion at the New York yacht club house
today, and adjourned at 6 o'clock to
night without completing their work.
The hearing toduy was behind closed
doors, but It was learned that the ex
amination of witnesses for the defense
took up all the time of the committee.
Their testimony was of the cumulative
order, and It la said that the charges of
fraud mnde by Lord Dunraven are com
pleted refuted.
I urnucei Closed.
New Castle, Ph., Dec. 30. All the fur
naces In this city are closing as the result
of demands on the part of the employes
for Incleused pay on holidays n rid Sun
days. The manufactures elulin that they
cannot pay the increase demanded.
Ilrltlsh Ambassador i'nuncefote will be
present at the first dinner given by Sec
retary Olney to the president und his eab
intt. The secretary of war hns, It Is paid,
quietly reminded army officers that under
existing cireumstiini-es discussions us to
a probable war with Knglund is to be
Kenneanw M. I.nndls, of Chicago, III.,
has been appointed special assistant Unit
ed States attorney fur the Northern dis
tiist of Illinois to uld in the prosecution
of the Beef Trust.
Several members of the family of Amos
Fry, near Huston, Ind,, have been pois
oned by Impure vuceine mutter.
Lawyer C. R. Hockley, of New York,
Is searching for Samuel l'lomer, who has
inherited a fortune of $200,(100.
George Porter while assisting in the nr
rest of moonshiners in West Virginia was
tired uuon and killed by John Owens.
because his aunt did not invite him 1o
dine with her on Christmas Day, John C.
Kelly, of Mount Sterling, Ky., poisoned
Farmer Howard New-some, living near
Huntington, W. Va., fired at a supposed
burglar and killed Fletcher Wallace, his
Unseph Kemp, of Montgomery, Ala.,
called upon his sweetheart. Miss Cole, and
when she refused to see him he shot him
self through the head.
After Feb. 1 the Chicago. newspaper pro
prietors will abandon the distribution of
free chromos and books and spend the
money In bettering their publications.
V 9
Our annual clearing sale of table lin
ens, previous to Inventory. haB alwaya
been looked forward to with Interest by
intelligent housekeepers, and judging
from the ninny inquiries' already mad -concerning
this one it will be no excep
tion to uny of its predecessors.
The values we offer are always appre
ciated, and during this sale IKRE
S1STIBLK BARGAINS will be brought
forward from day to day and will com
prise everything throughout the de
partment, from a table linen at Twenty
five Cents a Yard to one of our Double
Satin Dumasks, nt Two Dollars and a
Half or over: also, In table napkins
from One Dollar a Dozen up to Fifteen.
Quotations on goods of this class are
no criterion of their values, but are
often misleading. Therefore we Invite
you to a personal Inspection of our
stock, knowing that you will not only
be interested, but that we can save you
at least Twenty-live Cents on every
dollar Invested.
Kxtra choice line of Dinner and Tea
Sets, Lunch Cloths, Center pieces, Doy
lies, etc.
our usual fine assortment of German
"Silver-Bleach'' Damasks.
Agency for John S. Brown & Sons lin
ens. "Best In the World."
Sale commences Monday morning and
will last for ten days.
510 and 512 "
A Happy New Year to the Peaceful, Honest
People of the World.
Lewis, Ilellly A Davles wish the peace,
fill, honest people of the world a happy
New Year. We are happy because we live
in one of the most prosperous cities. In one
of the best countries, in one of the largest
states and the greatest country that
ls privileged to live In. Among the i,
towns, etc., that we wish to remenrdEsW n
u particular way are the following:
Wllltes-Harre, Conkiln.
Kingston, tireut llend. '
Bennett, New Milfui J,
Forty Fort, Altord, A
Wyoming, Kingsley'g, ,
Parsons, Foster.
.Miners Mills, Nicholson, J
Mill Creek, l-'uctoryvilla.
l.atlln, La Plume, .
Yatesvllle, " Dalton,
Plttston, (.ilenburn, '
Duryeu, Clark's Summit.
Liiekawanna, . Chinchilla,
Taylor, , Maylleld,
Avoca, Nay-Aug,
Aloosie, Dunmore,
Minooka, ! ' Wlmmers,
Hancock, Muplewood, .
Starlight, Lake Ariel.
Preston Park, .. Georgetown
Lake Como. Hawley,
Poyntelle, Honesdale. '
Helinimt, Waymart, .
Pleasant Mount.
Pnlondule, '
Forest City,
Carliomlale, '
White Bridge, j
Jermyn, .
Peckville, i Vj
Dickson City, .':'
Conkiln Center,
VInl,.,.Ut '
Moscow, ,
Tobyhannu, T
Mount Pocono,
Pocono Summit
Water Gap,
Delaware, '
Mantuika. Chunky v
May they live long nnd prosper lai-tiul
wish of Lewis, Kallly & Davles, th hon
est and most extensive dealers in oot,
shoes, rubbers, etc., In northeastern I"enn
sylvanla, Nos. 114 and 116 Wyoming ava
il up, Seranton, Pa.
Ladles' Watches from
$5.00 to $75.00.
J. 1
New Trial for a Police. Captsia.
New York. Dec. 30. At the general term
L of the Supreme court set down a. decision
iwwy in 1119 i-Mav ui me iiiiwii1. ,l
L. Stephenson, the police captain who
was convicted of accepting a bribe and
sentenced to three years and nine moatha
In the state prison. In which the Judgment
of the lower court Is reversed, and th
captain Is granted a new trial,
For eastern Pennsylvania, clearma nit
decidedly colder; winds toceaunf 'Beat
westerly. .