The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 02, 1896, Image 1

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The Jackets that came to us on
these conditions lust wtwk represent
the most Impressive bargain value
that eyes ever rested on. They lire
new In every sense of the word, for
Oaths Are fee Newest
Styles tie Latest,
Foralsllip fee Best
To cut It short, these Jackets con
sist of the nobbiest mid-winter pro
ductions, and the only reuson for
our getting hold of them on such
advantageous terms Is because
there ure but one or two of a kind.
In no cane over a hr.lf a dozen. We
guarantee, every garment perfect.
Home ure full line), some three
quarter lined, and all are warrant
ed not to cost you one cent over
half their actual value.
Are tie Figures:
We're Busy
Stock Taking
And ' the balance of our entlrp
cloak stock Is offered at prices that
will seem ridiculous to the intelli
gent buyer, but w make It a rule
to carry over no stock from one sea
eon to another. .
Xcw Year Congratulations Arc Re
ceived at the National Capital.
Diplomats from Lvcry Nation Gather at
tlio Kiccitlivo .Mansion and Pay
Their Respects to President
and .Mrs. Cleveland.
Washington, Jan. 1. The w hite house
In roomy, but lis capacity was taxed to
the utmost today by the crowds that
passed In and out of what may be
termed the state upartinents. namely
the blue room where foreign ambassa
dors and ministers have their first for
um! interviews with the president, the
red roum. the green room, and the spu
clous east room, the scene of so many
inet'ideuts that have become historical,
und lastly the generously propor
tioned corridor, extending near the en
tire U-ni:tli of the mansion with which
all these apartments communicate.
Wherever the eye wandered In the
blue room, the corridor, the east room,
or the other chambers It was met by
groups of spreading palms and tall,
drooping rubber trees, by (lowering rose
bushes from the deepest of crimson
Poinsetla blooms, to the most delicate
of white rosebudd. The mantels, the
liiv places, the window embrasures
were banked with floral beauty. The
chandeliers were almost hidden In
wreaths of green smilux. Ferns waved
delicate branches from nooks und cor
nels wliile stutely and graceful speci
mens of the screw pine stood alone In
alcoves more Impressive In their soll
tud :.
The reception was set for 11 o'clock
nml Just at that tltne the members of the
receiving pHvty comprising President
snd Mrs. Cleveland. Vice President
Stevenson and the cabinet officers and
their wives enme down the private
staircase Iruding to the corridor, pre
ceded by Colonel John M. Wilson. I. S.
A., superintendent of public buildings
und grounds, In full uniform.
When tin; Hand Played.
Entering the blue room, the president
and Mrs. Cleveland placed themselves
i.t the right of the line and the others
were ranged In accordant e with oiuclul
precedence. The march from the pii-
.ile siiiai'tnients above the stairs mid i
bei-n accompanied by music from the i
I nlted Stule.4 murine band under Prof.
Kuniilulll. which wus stationed in the I
public lobby. The cabinet ladles in the
receiving line were Mrs. Olney, Mrs.
Carlisle, Mrs. Harmon, Mrs. Lamont,
Mrs. Wilson, Aliss Herbert and Anss
According to custom, the members of
the diplomatic corps were lirst tecclved
und they came in force, headed by their
denn. Sir Julian 1'auncefoie, the tall
and heavily-looking British ambassa
dor, attired In his court uniform, who
shook hands llrmly und exchanged
smiles with the president, as though
there had never been such a thing as
"a Venezuelan note'! or a message to
congress on Urn. Monroe doctrine.
Mis. fit vcland's. gown wus lavender
and white striped satin, trimmed with
point lace and high neck, as were all tne
gowns of the members of the receiving
AnJ Mrs. Yunc Vn Smiled.
It wus a matter of stneului- note Hint
nearly all the members of the diplo
matic body were accomuanlcd bv the
ladles of their families, if they had any,
or by the ladies of somebody' else's
luniuy ir iney nau not. And it so hap
pened that one of these women attract
ed more attention from the spectators
than any of the male members of the
fuivlgn contingent, despite their red
and blue, yellow and white coats and
braid anil side arms. She smiled sweet
ly on Mrs. Cleveland and then went
smiling und bowing down the line, and
continued to smile during her progress
to the eust room, apparently wholly
unconscious of the great interest she
m ated. She w as Mrs. ting V u. the
wife of the Chinese minister, who found
herself the cynosure of all eyes. Where
ever she went her progress was greeted
with whispers of "Isn t she pretty.
What beautiful silk, " hat an odd
head dress."
All the diplomatic officers and the
ladles accompanying them left the
white house shortly before noon in or
der to partake of the annual diplo
matic breakfast at Secretary Olney's.
Dignity in Line.
Plain black frock coats and black
coats of other cut, succeeded the
kaleidoscopic array of diplomatic at
tire. The chief Justice und associate
justices of the I'nited States, supreme
court headed the Democratic contin
gent. Chief Justice Fuller, accom
panied by Miss Fuller; the broad
shouldered Justice Harlan, the gigantic
Justice (Tray, the venerable Justice
Field, leaning on the arm of his wife for
support; Justices Brewer. White,
Brown and Shiran. The justices of the
I'nited States court of appeals for the
District of Columbia, heuded by Chief
Justice Alvey and other district judges,
assistant secretaries In the government
departments, and a host of senators
and representatives, many of whom had
wives and daughters with them.
Tnter-state commissioners, directors
of various public Institutions, the com
missioners of the District of Columbia.
Bureau ollicers of the executive depart
ments, and many others homing official
positions Hied back in endless array.
The Yellow Sash Appears.
Then came the army ollicers. Major
General Miles heading a line of his sub
ordinates, making his first official so
cial appearance as the major general
commanding the army, georgeous In
yellow sash and all the appurtenances
of the commanding general's costume.
Then came the navy bluff and courtly
old sailors and spruce young lieuten
ants and ensigns, all walking with na
val swing. , ,
A host of other civilian ofticials fol
lowed the naval ofticials and then fol
lowed the associated veterans of the
war of 1846. carrying the battle tings;
members of the Orand Army of the Re
public, the Loyal legion, the I'nlon
Veteran legion and the oldest Inhabit
ants association of the district of Col
umbia. The Promiscuous Shake.
Between 12.30 and 1 o'clock the public
reception to citizens began. All the
morning those who fell within this
category had been assembling outside
the white house until at the time stated
they numbered many hundreds and
stretched In a long line, two deep,
down the driveway to one of the main
gates and out into Pennsylvania ave
nue. Several of the cabinet ladies and
a large number of those behind the
line had left the white house by .this
time to attend receptions of their own.
but the president and MrB. Cleveland
stuck bravely to their fatiguing task
and had a handshake and a fmlle for
all who came. At 2 o'clock the doors
were closed and the annual official re
ception was over.
Held I p by Bandits.
t'klah, Cal., Jan. ' 1. A stags running
between this city and Harris, Humboldt
county, was robbed this morning by
marked highwaymen. Wells-Farg-o's treas
ure box was taken, also registered mall
package. Tns amount of plunder taken
Is unknown.
Fireman Hurled to Death-Other Train
men Injured.
St. Louis. Jan. 1. A rear-end collision
occurred between a Wabash passenger
train and the Diamond special on the
Vandalla-llllnols Central In the tunnel
at 9.03 last night. Fireman Harry
ltothweiler. aged 27, of the terminal sec
tion, was hurled to death and Kngineer
Milton White, aged 27, and C. C, Cham
bers, express messenger, were injured.
The wreck vas cuused by the Wa
bash train slowing up at a curve In the
Xew York's Popular Uovernor Will Seek
tlio Presidential Nomination at St.
I onia Convention.
Albany. N. Y.. Jan. 1. Governor Levi
P. Morton hns finally announced to his
friends that he will stand as a candi
date for president before the national,
Republican convention to be held at Ht.
Louis. He stuted his position at the
dinner given nt Chauncey M. Depew's
residence in New York city on Monday
night. The others present were Hon.
Thomas C. Plutt. Benjamin F. Trac y,
Hon. Warner Miller, State Comptroller
James A. Huberts, of Buffalo, and ex
Cnlted States Senator Frank Hiscock.
of Syracuse. These gentlemen had ut
a dinner tendered Governor Mrtrtun In
New York city ten days' previous as
sured him that he could have a solid
delegation from this state and the un
divided support of the Republicans of
the state without regard to loaders.
The llrst step in securing him this
unanimous endorsement was the resig
nation of State Comptroller Roberts as
president of the State club, which was
organized by John F. Milholland. of
New York city, us an antl-Platt or
ganization. Mr. Roberts Is preparing a
statement which he will give out for
publication tomorrow afternoon in
which he will emlnrseGovernorMorton's
candidacy and show why in his Judg
ment Mr. Morton should be nominated.
Mr. Piatt and other prominent Repub
licans will also be Interviewed tonight
or tomorrow and give like statements
to that of Mr. Hohrrts.
These publications will be with Gov
ernor Morton's full knowledge and con
sent and he Is now satisfied that the
Republicans of the state are anxious to
give him a hearty and unqualified endorsement.
ICnalimd Cannot Pat the Drake on Dr.
Jameson-Command an Army of 5 to
He Lends His Troops Into Transvaal.
by the Right Hon. Joseph Chumberlaln,
colonial secretary, to Dr. Jameson, the
iidmlnis'.rn'or of tho British South Af
rican company, ordering the return of
the force o' live hundred armed men
which Dr. Jameson is alleged to have
led Into the Transvaal to assu ie I'lt
landeis. or foreign 'residents of the He
puhlic, to enforce their demands, can
not reach him' unfil he arrives at Jo
hannesburg, at which nlaee there are
nrms enough to eiulp 30,000 men for
Mr. Chamberlain sent a dispatch to
the British South African company ask
ing them to repudiate Jameson and ma
acts. To this dispatch the company re
plied thut they were entirely Ignorant
of Jameson's acts or nuronses. Mr.
Cecil Rhodes, prime minister of the
Cape colony, in connection with this re
ply stated that Jameson had acted
without authority. Ho (Rhodes) had
tried to stop him when he learned that
he had gone Into the Transvaal, but
found thut the wires had been cut and
thut consequently he could not com
inunirntc with him.
Dr. Jameson wrote a letter to the com
mandant nt Marlcoland refusing to
withdraw from the Transvaal and
avowing that he would proceed upon
his originnl plans, which In acceptance
of the Invitation of the principal resi
dents of Rand were to assist them In
their demands for justice.
It Is rumored here that advices have
been received announcing the arrival of
Dr. Jameson with his followers In Jo
hannesburg. Berlin. Jan. 1. Considerable excite
ment prevails here over the crisis in the
Transvaal, and the attitude of Great
Britain is denounced upon ull sides.
After .Making Known His Schemes an
Ohio Swindler Lscnpcs.
Ottawa. O., Jan. 1. John J. Jones, an
agricultural Implement dealer at How
ling Green, on Saturday confessed to
W, S. Lenhart, holder of a $600 note,
that it was a forgery. Jones then took
the train north and is. supposed to have
gone to Canada.
Subsequent Investigation indicates an
aggregate of 125.000 forgeries through
five years, affecting farmers, banks and
business houses.
Many Chinese Slip In. ,
San Francisco. Jan. 1. Through the
treachery of an officer in the custom house
two carloads of Chinese from the Allantu
exposition have slipped through the fin
gers of a score of United Stutes inapt-tors
and ure now somewhere in Chinatown,
safe from Interference. The Chinese were
landed in this elty before daylight, and
wer hurried In carriages to the Chinese
Atlanta imposition Closed.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 1. The work of break
ing up the exposition begun this morn
ing. Exhibitors were busy packing. All
the buildings remuined open, however, ex
cept the ffoveriiment building The expo
sition receipts will hardly meet the ex
penses, but the deficit Is small. The ex
act amount has not been ascertained.
Kalncy Employes Satisfied.
Scotdale, Pa.. Jan. 1. Notices of an ad
vance in wages have been posted at all the
Ralney plants. Ralney will pay the Prick
scale of wages except In one Instance. In
which the Krlck rate will be higher. The
Ralney employes are satisfied with the
turn the affairs have taken and there Is no
prospect of any trouble.
Four Brothers Burned to Death.
Pittsburg, Kan, Jan. 1. Near Frontenac
four brothers Robert, John William and
Arch MeFadden were burned to death In
their house while asleep. They were 1S,
1. 12 and 11 years old, respectively, und the
two oldest were miners. There are l:ints
of oul play.
Stockholders have ratified the new Read
ing Traction combine.
Dr. Ieonard Pearson, of Philadelphia,
was appointed state veterinarian, at a
salary of 2,500.
Henry Gelvia. and his wife, of Merts
town, died of fever the same day and
will be burled together.
Richard Stevens, of Hoboken, N. J., had
a fine yacht, the Alleen, launched at
Roach's, Chester, yesterday.
Two tramps fired on a locomotive crew
who tried to drive them from the railroad
near-Lebanon yesterday.
President Cleveland Announces the
Five Men Selected.
Sketch of the .Member Whose Decision
.May Provoke a War with tncland.
The Leading Commissioner Is
a Republican in Politics.
Washington, Dee. 1. The president
tonight announced the composition of
the Venezuelan commission, which will
consist of five members, as follows:
Duvld J. Brewer, of Kansas, associ
ate justice of the supreme court of the
United States; Richard H. Alvey. of
Maryland, chief justice of the court of
appeals of the District of Columbia;
Andrew D. White, New York: Frederick
R. Coudert, New York; Daniel C. Oil
man, of Maryland, president of the
Johns Hopkins university.
Sketch of the .Members.
Judge Brewer, the leading member of
the commission, was born in Smyrna,
Asia Minor, in, 18.17, his father at that
time being one of the American mission
aries in that part of the world. In 1S"8
Judge Brewer removed from New York
city to the west where he engaged In
the practice of law In Kansas City. He
has occupied various Important posi
tions, Including that of judge of the
First judicial court of the state of Kan
sas, and from 1870 until ISM lilted the
place of Justice of the Kansas supreme
court. He was appointed associate
justice of the I'nited States supreme
court for the Kighth circuit by ex
President Hurrison in issy. in politics
he is a Republican. '
Judge Richard Henry Alvey Is a na
tive of Marylund. He was on the Ju
diciary committee of the constitutional
convention of 1SU7 and was elected chief
Judge of the Fourth circuit under the
new constitution, and was re-elected in
1N82. He was designated by Governor
Hamilton us chief justice of the court
of appeals of Maryland to succeed
Judge liartol. This place he resigned to
accept the office of chief justice of the
fedenU court of appeals in the district
of Columbia.
Upon the death of Chief Justice Waite
some of the justices of the supreme
court urged the president to appoint
him chief justice of the United States.
This the president was disposed to do,
hut. It is understood, was deferred by
the fact, so it has been said, that Judge
Alvey Is a southern man and It was
feared that for that position to go to
the south, might create animosities.
Daniel Colt Gilman Is distinguished
as an educator. In 1877 he was elected
the first president of the Johns Hopkins
university, Baltimore. Mr. Oilman is
said not to be ullillated with any politi
cal party. but his tendencies are Inclined
to the Republican organization. He is
a native of Connecticut and is In his
6'ith year. Andrew Jackson White, of
New York, is also distinguished as nn
educator. He Is a native of New York,
was born In that stato In --Mr 32, He was
president of the Rtubllcun state con
version of New York In October, 1K81,
nnd was United States minister to Ger
many from 1S70 till 18S1. Mr. White was
also one of the United States com
missioners to Santo Domingo and allied
in preparing the report of thut commis
sion. Not Officially Notified.
President Cleveland has not yet noti
fied the auuolnteeB to the Venezuelan
commission of their selection, but lie has
the nssurance from each that they
would accept the high olliccs If tendered
to them.
It Is stated that Justice Brewer's
name appears at the head of the oflielnl
list given out tonight. It does not nec
essarily mean thut that gentleman will
he chairman of the commission. The
selection of presiding oflleor will be left
to the commission Itself, when an or
ganization Is effected.
It Is the president's Intention to have
the commission meet as soon as possi
ble, but Information received tonight Is
that he has not yet decided when to call
the primary meeting.
Frederick Coudert Is the head of the
law firm of Coudert brothers of New
York city. He has a world-wide repu
tu'tion as an advocate and an authority
on International law. He served with
distinction on the Behrlng sea commis
sion and was complimented by the
president of the French Republic for his
speech before the commission and was
entertained at the palace. Mr. Coudert
was nresldent of the Manhattan club
for several years and Is now a member
of nearly a dozen prominent New York
clubs. He is a Democrat and Is classed
as antl-Tamniany.
Turkish Authorities I nuhlo to Check the
Bloodthirsty Mohammedan Motis-foreign
Representatives Indifferent.
London, Jan. 1. The Constantinople
orrespondent of the United Press tele
graphs under date of Dec. 31 that Unit
ed States Minister Terrell has received
telegrams from Alntaba, Asia Minor,
saying that slight disturbances had
taken place there In which three per
sons were killed. The telegrams also
said that there had been a bloody out
break at Orfar lasting two days.
Miss Corin, missionary at that place,
the dispatch said had received the as
surance that they would have a guard
and be protected. The apathy of the
Washington government in regard to
the consulates authorized to be estab
lished by congress is the subject of
much comment and harsh criticism, the
consulates at Harpoot and Elierout not
having been filled.
The concensus of opinion In Constan
tinople Is that the scheme of a petro
leum monopoly which It was reported
had been granted to a Russian syndi
cate, will fall through.
London, Jan. 1. The correspondent
of the United Press at Constantinople,
telegraphing under the date of Decem
ber 31, says; "The Porte has evasive
replies to the foreign diplomats who
have offered to meditate between the
Turks and the Armenians for the sur
render of Zeitoun, which place Is now
in the hands of the Armenians. The
foreign representatives, accordingly,
held another meeting today and decided
to make another effort to induce the
Porte to accept mediation and named
the foreign consuls at Aleppo as medi
ators. "There were disturbances at Orfar
on December 28 and 29, but nn details
have been received.";
Alderman l.lclit, of Detroit. Makes Seme
Serious Charges Against the Street
Railway Mnsnnto.
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 1. There Is much
talk of boodle In connection with the
amended ordinance which was passed
by the common council yesterday giv
ing the Detroit Citizens' Street Rail
way company a new franchise running
for thirty years. One of the stories la
to the effect that there Is $70,000 In the
It. '
Alderman Frank Llcht, of the Sixth
ward, says that Tom E. Johnson, presi
dent of the street railway company,
offered to loan him $4,000 yesterday
without a scrap of paper as security, to
be repaid whenever Llcht found it con
venient, if he would vote for the
amended Btreet railway ordinance. Mr.
Llcht says there was no doubt of Mr.
Johnson's Intentions.
The charges of boodle will undoubt
edly lead to an linnieilinto investiga
tion by the grand Jury of the method
which obtained In the passage of the
ordinance and some sensational de
velopments are expected. Vice Presi
dent Hutchfns, of the company, does
not believe the story.
Hon. Tom. L. Johnson wus called
upon In Cleveland this morning regard
ing Alderman Llcht's statement of
boodle. Mr. Johnson denied Arderman
Llcht's statement, but acknowledged
having had a talk over the matter of
street railway franchises In which
Llcht's vote was usked.
Manager p.ccicn and Ills Men Cannot
Arrange Terms of Settlement-Strikers
Philadelphia. Jan. 1. The committee
of employes of the Union Traction com
pany in whose hands it was supposed
that the question of deciding for or
against another strike was placed, after
they had met the general manager of
the road, had a conference with that
gentleman tonight. General Man
ager Bettem maintained the posi
tion assumed by the company, which
gives the men that struck their old posi
tions on the road, but he refused, as was
expected, to grant the demand of two
dollars for a day of ten hour.
The principal tight by the committee
wus ninde on the point of the recogni
tion of the Amalgamated association of
street railway employes. The company
lias announced that In the future all
new men who arc taken on must sign
an agreement that they will belong to
no labor organization. Mr. Bectem ab
solutely refused to recede from his posi
tion and In the end the sentiment of the
committee was in favor of surrendering
this point to the company. The men
representing the Market street, tile
Ridge avenue and the Darby division
even signed the agreement on behalf of
the employes of these lines.
The men representing the other divis
ions said that thy were willing to sign
the agreement, but they were confident
that their action would not be endorsed
by the men. The committee then left
Mr. Bectem and went to a mass meeting
of the employes to report the result of
the conference. What the result of the
muss meeting will be cannot be stated.
Many of the men who were assembled
awaiting the return of the committee
were In an excitingly Irritated state of
mind and were loudly In favor of a
strike. The muss meeting was being
held lute tonight and the committee will
meet Mr. Bectem ngain at 7 o'clock in
the morning and report to lilm the de
cision of the men.
Pive Days Without Pood or Water and
I'.sliausled When Discovered.
Galveston. Texas. Jan. 1. Captain II.
F. Rich and the crew of eight men of
the American schooner Julia A. Ward
arrived here last night from Menus
teau. La., on the schooner M. L.
The Ward was driven to the shoals
nt Cheiner-a-Tigue, on the Louisiana
coast, on December 20, and ten minutes
later she sank, compelling the crew to
take to the mizzen rigging, where they
remained until the next day. when, the
sea having subsided, they built a raft
of what material they could get, and on
the morning of December 22 boarded
It and were carired In a westerly di
rection. On the night of the 23d they
landed on the beach near St. Joseph's
harbor and camped In the brush. Next
morning they searched for fresh water,
but, not finding any, they took to the
raft, and at 10 o'clock on the night of
the 24th arrived In a famished nnd ex
hausted condition at the plantation of
Arthur Franklin, where they were
cared for. They had been without
food, water or sleep five days.
The Julia A. Ward is owned In Bos
ton, and was hound from Bay View,
Mass., for Sabine Pass, Texas, with a
cargo of rock.
A New York Policeman Caught L'xtortion
from a Woman.
New York. Jan. 1. Daniel Redncr, a
patrolman of the Twenty-third pre
cinct, detailed by Chief Conlin to special
duty In the office of Acting Inspector
Cortrlght, wus arrested on u charge of
extortion late lust night by Detective
Mason and Acting Sergeant McKerval,
of the central office. Superintendent
Dennett, of the Society for the Preven
tion of Crime, had called the attention
of the chief of police to the suspicious
conduct of Rcdner In connection with
Kmma Bachman, a prisoner whom he
arrested two weeks ago for conducting
a disorderly house at 230 East Ninth
All the preparations were made to
catch the blackmailing pouceman by
Dennett and Chief Conlin together, and
last night he was taken "red-handed."
The two arresting officers and Superin
tendent Dennett saw him receive money
from the woman In her home In Ninth
street, and, springing out on him, made
him a prisoner, nnd found in his pocket
$199 in bills previously rr.arked. Redner
was taken to police headquarters. Chief
Conlin tore off his shield, suspended
him from duty pending trial.
Dennett and the detecfives hid them
selves in Mrs. Buchman's house, at 230
Kast Ninth street, yesterday afternoon.
At G o'clock Redner Called. Mrs. Bach
man had a conversation over the his
tory of the case, drawing admissions of
previous exchanges from Itedner. Then
she told him she could pay only $190,
which, added to $C0 already paid. made
$2S0. The rest she would pay after the
trial. Redner grumbled about the ue
lay, but finally took what was offered.
The detectives came out from their hid
ing places, and, arresting hiin, searched
for the money, which they had seen
him put into an Inside pocket, and the
case was complete.
In the Essex Market police court Red
ner was held by Magistrate Slmms In
$5,000 ball to await the action of the
grand jury.
Troublo Brewing Among Klllispoo In'
dlnns on Account of a Murder.
Victoria. B. C, Jan! 1. The steamer
Danube, which returned from Alaska
yesterday, reports trouble brewing at
Sitka over the murder of a young. In
dian of the Kllllcpoo tribe. In connection
with which two men of the United
States cutter Waleolt, together with a
couple of miners and thirteen Kaka
Indians, have been arrested.
The Klllispoo tribe have donned their
war paint and taken up arms to avenge
tne ueatn oi tneur tribesman.
Senate Committee Kill Report a Free
Coinage Bill.
Indications Are That the Bond Bill Will
Be Destroyed in the Cominittee-A
' Scheme tp Get the Presi
dent Upon Kecord.
Washington, Jan. 1. The senate
finance committee will hold Its llrst
meeting under the reorganization to
morrow morning. Although llnal ac
tion may not be taken on either the
bond or tariff bill recently passed by the
house, some members of the committee
will urge speedy action and If possible
nn Immediate report. The best judg
ment of the situation seems to indicate
that the bond bill will be destroyed in
committee and a substitute in the
shape of a free coinage bill reported.
Nothing short of thin will satisfy the
silver men on the committee, nnd they
have eight votes. Mr. Wolcott, ofCol
orudo, one of the new men added to
the committee, has not been In Wash
ington this winter owing to ill health,
but his absence makes little difference,
the silver still having a working ma
jority of two In committee and a clean
majority in the senate of 10 or 12.
It is probable that the tariff bill will
be reported to the senate without
amendment. Republicans; hnve been
making every effort to get together on
these measures nnd the silver Repub
licans who will vote for free coinage as
a substitute for the bond proposition.
It Is believed, can be persuaded to re
frain from putting such an amendment
In the tariff bill. Republican leaders
hope to see the bill pasB the senate us
it came from the house.
It Is believed the president will veto
It and It Is thought by Republicans to
be good polities to put the president
where he will be compelled to veto .
measure thut Is Intended to Increase
the receipts and provide adequate rev
enue. Whether Republicans can bo
lined upon this proposition and per
suaded to not Insist upon amendments
Is n question no one can yet answer.
It Is not unlikely that after the bill is
reported a Republican extra caucus will
be held to discuss the subject and de
cide upon pulley.
Philndclphions Discover tlio Platform
I poll Which George Washington Was
Inniiciiraud President.
Philadelphia, Jan. 1. A very Interest
ing relic of the early days of the Repub
lic was discovered today by worklng
men who are clearing out and remodel
ing the old senate chamber In the court
of common pleas builillng, adjoining In
dependence hqll. The apartment has
long been discarded and It Is now being
restored to its original state of colonial
times. In the course of the work the
court platform was removed nnd under
neath It was found an old platform which
the members believe was that of the
sennte chamber and they agree that
there Is little or no room to doubt ITTut
upon these very boards George Wash
ington was Inaugurated president.
The historical associations of this
building, particularly of the room in
which the old platform was found, are
thus briefly recorded on the tablet
placed on the Chestnut street wall: "in
this building sat the first senate and
house of representatives of the United
States of America. George Washing
ton was Inaugurated president, March,
17D3, and closed his official career when
herein, also John Adams was Inaugur
ated second president of the United
States March 4, 17H7."
The platform that was discovered
yesterday was raised about fourteen
inches from the lloor and the front wus
curved, forming the half of nn ovnl. It
was In excellent preservation and the
paint on the upright boarding, that ex
tended from the edge of the plafTorm to
the floor, was as bright as If It had been
there only a year. The framing for this
was Bawn out In a lino and the foreman
of the workmen said that the style of
carpentry was entirely different from
that employed nowadays and represent
ed many times the labor that would now
be needed, with Improved methods and
morticing appliances.
Woman Near Clrclcville, Ohio, Shoots on
Unwelcome Visitor.
Clrclcville, O., Jan. 1. Mrs. Josle Pur
ee!! shot and killed Ed Miller at Darby
ville at mldnlKht last night. The. woman
was ulone at home when -Miller forced his
way in by kicking open the front door.
Mrs. Purnell retreated, foiuvl-e Tevolver
and shot Miller, who had been in the liublt
of visklng her, but had been forbidden 'o
do so uRHin. When Put-cell arrived home
this morning he found Miller dead nnd his
wife In hysterics. He took her to this city,
where she surrendered herself.
Curiosity of an Appraiser Reveals tlio
Hoard of a Dead Grocer.
Jndiannpolis. Jan. 1. Following the
death of Henry Rodewald. a prosperous
grocer of this city. It became necessary to
appraise his personal property. Among his
effcts was a rickety old tuble, standing in
an unused corner.
The appraiser placed Its value at 10 cents
ond It wus thrown aside. Curiosity after
ward led him to open the drawer in the
table, and he found therein a package
containing $1,700 in gold.
Will NoMilvcl'p Trinidad.
Rio l)e Janeiro, Jan. 1. Before congress
adjourned yesterday the minister for fort-bin
affairs explained the Impossibility of
accepting the arbitration proposed by
(ireut Britain regarding the dlsmitud own
ership of the islund of Trinidad.
Killed by a Train.
Wayne, Ind Jan. 1. West-bound pas
senger train No. 1 on the Nickle Plate
struck n horse ami sleigh ut C'layport,
forty miles west of here, about 4.30 this
morning. The occupants of the cutter.
William DoderlilKe And Daniel Rhoads
were killed.
Mrs. ,T. W. Nally. who shot and klllod
Flunk Doherty while he was attempting
to assault her at New Hope, Ky has
been acquitted.
William Connors, alius J. J. Williams,
wanted at Jackson, Miss., for stealing
llil.iiuo worth of diamonds hus been arrest
ed at Loiilscvllle, Ky,
The fifty-two brewers In the English
companies, huviug a capital of tiio.oij i.iUhi.
huve formed a trust with t ho Anheuser
lluseh company, In Chicugo, 111.
Judge Peckham has filed his resigna
tion as a member of the New York court
of appeals ami will take up his residence
In Washington during the present week.
Two of the crew of the Tilted States cut
ter Wulrott, at Sitka. Ala .ka, are charged
with being Implicated In 'ho murder of a
Klllispoo Iiiiliun, The are on the
GeorKO W, Dice, who was arrested n
Kunsas City, Mo., and taken to Atlai1"
Ga., Is said to be the leader of a gam "f
counterfeiters who have nut In rlr'mla-
uon tiuv.wv wortn i spurious inon
fiay.Bcccmkr 30, ami
Our annual clearing sale of table lln
ens, previous to Inventory, has alwaya
been looked forward to with Interest by
Intelligent housekeepers, and judging?
from the many inquiries already made
concerning this one It will be no excep
tion to any of its predecessors.
The values we offer are always appre
ciated, and during this sale 1RRK
SISTIBLE 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 Damasks, at Two Dollars and a
Half or over; also, In table napkins
from One Dollar a Dozen up tb Fifteen.
Quotations on goods of this class axe
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
nt least Twenty-five Cents on every,
dollar invested.
Extra choice line of Dinner and Te
Sets, Lunch Cloths, Center pieces, Doy
lies, etc.
Our usual fine assortment of German
"Silver-Bleach" Damasks.
Agency for John S. Brown 8c Sons' lin
ens, "Best In the World."
Sale commences Monday morning an4
will last for ten dayo.
510 and 512
A Happy New Year to the Peaceful, Honest
People of the World.
Lewis, Rellly A Davlea wish the peace
ful, 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 man
Is prlvilcited to live in. Among the cities,
towns, etc., that we wish to remembor la
a particular way ure the following;
Wllkes-Barre, Conklln, "
Kingston, Great Bend,
Kennett, New Mllford, .
Forty Kort, . Alford,
Wyoming, ' Kinsley's.
Parsons, Foster,
Af!ners Mllls Nicholson,
Mill Creek, Factoryvllle'
Latlln, La Plume,
Yatesvllle, i DalSnn,
Pittston, Glenburn,
Duryea, Clark's Summltg
Lackawanna, Chinchilla,
Taylor, MayftVM,
Avoca, , Nay-Aug,
Mooslc, Imnmore,
Mlnonkn, Wlmmers,
Hancock, Muplewood, '
StarliKht. Lake Ariel,
Preston Park, GeorRetown'
Lake Como, Hawley, s -
Poyntelle, Tlonendale, .
Belmont, ! Waymart. .
Pleasant Mount, Klmhiirst, i a
Unlondale, ' Moscow, M
Forest City, GouldsboroV
Carbondale, Tobyharna,
White Bridge) Mount Pocone,
Jermyn, 1 'ocono Summit, "
Archhald, Creseo,
Winton, Henryvllle,
Peckvllle, Hprauiievllle,
Olyphant, Portland,
Dickson City, Stroudshurg,
Throop, Water Gap, ,
Scran ton, Delaware,
Biiighaniton, Maminka Chunk,
Conklln Center,
May they live long and prosper Is th
wish of Lewis, Rellly & llavles, the hon
est and most extensive dealers In boots,
shoes, rubbers, etc., in northeastern Penn
sylvunla, Nos. 114 and 114 Wyoming ave
nue, Scranton, Pa.
Great reductions in
prices before taking
inventory in ....
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Patrol tr'-
lomcr'o Cemeteries of So-
1n jb. .Mo.
fir th .Inn. 1 .ThA nfliKtlnal
ied guard city are being patrolled
it to kil. who have instructions
itrutlon If they see anv unusual
some t' '
P-aves nnvenie n nan ueen Known that
Expose at T been robbed here, and the
' exeitenien'JPeko has aided In creating an
ghouls. which may prove serious la
ar eastern PentiHylvanla.. fair ftntf
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