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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
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SSCRAOTOX, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 3, 189C.
TWO CENTS A COPY
Left us like every other firm hand
ling furs in tftis country, over
stocked. The winter so far has been
one of exceptional mildness. Furs
were hnrilly a necessity, and buying
wus put off. According to our usual
custom these Fur Garments have
got to lie sold this season, anil It
tseems to us thut no better time uiil.l
be found for u eoimdete clearance
tliun the beginning of the year
Will suggest many pood, sound rea
sons for buying now, among which
lirurtlcal thrift and stylish economy
forms leading leiitures. For ln
sianee, prices are nil but cut in half,
and most of the Winter is still ahead
of us. Besides this. Furs never get
out of style, ami as big sleeves have
come to stay, every ludy knows she
cuunot wear a Jacket over a fash
ionable waist without ruinl.ng the
sleeves, therefore capes have a long
lease of fashion before them. These
me but hints: your tfiougliif ill com
mon sense will furnish the many
good reasons we have omitted.
Needless to add that our Fur Capes
meet fushlon's utmost requirements,
at every point, and the extreme cart!
we have always shown In the selec
tion and matching of skins, correct
trimmings and perfect workmanship
wus never better illustrated thnn in
the goods offered below:
Canada Seal Capes, were $l!l.(ift, now
'stinkball Canes, were $10, now 510.00.
Wool Seal Capes, were $20, now $12.90.
Electric Seal Capes, were $3.00, now
Uest Astrakhan Capes, were $:!0, nosv
Electric Seal Capes, were JM.OO, now
Electric Seal Capes, were $10,00, now
Electric Seal Capes, were Ji-Ci.OO, now
lExtra Selected Wool Seul Canes, Mar
ten trimmed, were $45.00, now $24. 'JO.
In most of the above sizes are com
plete, but some have only one to a
In addition to thesf wc offer a few
very high class Capes that sold nt
from $45.00 to $65.00. Prices are cut
In exactly the same proportion.
SILVER MENJ CONTROL
They Kill Dictate Senate Committee
A DEMOCRATIC SUBSTITUTE
It Is Tliotifiht the Manre Will Suggest
the opening of Mints to tree and
I'nllmited Coinage of Both
Uold unit Silver.
Washington. Jan. 2. Hut little pro
gress was made in the senate committee
on finance today towards an agreement
on the hulls,' bond bill. No vote of any
kind was taken nor did the sliver men,
who are in th majority on the com
mittee submit any definite proposition.
There wus a great deal of informul dis
cussion, liming which the absolute and
undeniable fact was demonstrated that
the silver men knew their power and
proposed to exercise It. The live Ke
publlcan members of the committee
Messrs. Morrill. Shermun. Allison, Al
drlch. uml Hlatt. who constitute the
only untl-sllver men of the body were
given to understand that nothing could
be reported from the committee that
ill. I not meet with the approval of the
silver clement. The discussion was at
times quite heated, especially when Mr.
Sherman wus accused by some of his
silver colleagues with seeking to retire
the greenbacks, although he had, ho
said, up to the duy he Introduced his
resolution in the senate been strongly
in favoring of keeping those notes in
constant circulation. Mr. Sherman, it
is understood, denied that he was In
favor of the retirement or cancellation
id' the Kivenbacks and 'asserted that
mien senators us understood his position
in that light evidently did not compre
hend lUt purport of the resolution he
The committee remained In session an
hour ami a half, when a recess was
taken until tomorrow morning, at which
time it Is expected the silver men will
have agreed upon some definite meas
ure. Immediately after the adjourn
ment the Democrats, together with Mr.
Jones (Populist. Nevada) held a confer
ence and discussed the terms of a bill
which they will offer as a substitute.
Mr. Jones ( Arkansas) was appointed as
a sub committee to draw the bill and
present It to the sliver men before the
meeting of the committee tomorrow
The Substrate Hill.
This substitute. It is believed, will
provide for legislation that will open
the I'nited States mints to the free and
unlimited coinage of both gold and sil
ver .it the ratio of 18 to 1, and the issue
of certificates thereon In the manner
now provided by law; withdrawing
from circulation all national bank notes
of denomination)! of less than $10 and
the substitution therefor of notes of ten
dollars or more; directing the secretary
of the treasury to coin the bullion In tne
treasury purchased tinder the Sherman
act Into standard silver dollars and re
deem tho treasury notes Issued for the
purchase of this bullion In such silver
dollars; directing the secretary of tne
treasury to redeem the treasury notes
and greenbacks In silver or gold or both,
as the condition of the treasury may re
quire, and when so redeemed, requiring
them to i re-Issued.
The way In which these Ideas will be
finally put Into legal verbluge has not
been delinitely determined, but the sil
ver men are fixed In the purpose to pro
vide for free coinage and prevent the
enactment of any new authority for the
issuing of bonds. The substitute will be
offered at tomorrow's meeting, and,
while it Is the present Intention not to
make a report to the senate until next
Tuesday, the report may, of course, be
ordered to lie made tomorrow.
While the silver men were discussing
this matter the Hepubllcnns were In
conference on the same bill and the
tariff measure that Is now before the
committee, but which was not discussed
today. The Judgment of the Republi
can Is thut action should be speedy, so
thut the country may know what to ex
pect of the senate. If, however, the
silver men do agree at once the Repub
licans will permit the matter to come to
n vote In committee without delay, and
1 1, m.'ti Ml I re W 111 he reported with a
1 Htiong minority report.
Regarding the Tariff.
The ltepublicans of the finance com
mittee appear to be of the opinion that
the tariff bill us It came from the house
should bo amended in one or two par
ticulars and this will probably be done.
In this they will have the support of
their silver colleagues unci the bill us
thus amended will go to the senate with
the understanding that no uineudmeiits
slmll be permitted in the Semite. The
tariff bill will not. however, be reported
and acted upon until the bond bill Is out
of the way. The ltepublicans have been
carefully canvassed and the lenders say
that their men will vote solidly with
the committee to put down all amend
ments tlml may be offered In the senate,
either with a view to opening up the
general revision of the turln? or for
the purpose of amending the bill to
death. The silver Republicans will con
tent themselves with voting to put a
free silver substitute on the bond bill
and will not support such a proposition
should It be made by Democrats In the
shapo of a rider on the tariff bill. Lead
ing Democrats have stated to their Re
publican colleagues that they are will
ing to permit a vote to be take on the
bill without undue delay and If the Re
publicans have the votes with which to
carry th measure through it Is proba
ble that It will reach the voting stage
within a reasonable short time after it
Word reached the committee this
afternoon In an unofficial way that the
president will take notice of today's
failure to act on the bill and the ad
vance knowledge of what that action
will be and not wait for the senate to
vote upon the committees report. It
was reported at the capitol that an Is
sue of $100,0(10.000 of bonds would be or
dered before the end of next week and
that they would be raised largely
FIRST STATE DINNER.
President and Mrs. Cleveland Entertain
Memhera of the Cabinet.
Washington, Jan. 2. The president
gave his first state dinner of the season
tonight, thus inaugurating the social
gaities of the winter. The dinner in Its
official sense was a dinner to the mem
bers of the cabinet, but the guests In
cluded several others well known In om
cial and social circles. Following Is a
full list of those present at this state
president and Mrs. Cleveland. Vice
President Stevenson. Secretary of State
and Mrs. Olney, Secretary of the Treas
ury and Mrs. Carlisle, Secretary of War
and Mrs. Lamont. Attorney General and
Mrs. Harmon, Postmaster Qeueral and
Airs. Wilson. Secretary of the Navy and
Miss Herbert, Secretary of the Interior
Smith. Secretory of Agriculture ami
Miss Morton, Sneaker Reed, Senator
and Mrs. Morrill. Senator and Mrs. Haw
ley, Senator and Mis. Palmer, Senator
and Mrs, Brlce, Representative and
Mrs. Catchlugs, Mr. J. T. Woodward,
Mrs. C. S. Fall-child. Mr. E. R. Bacon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Stewart, Mr. Frank
Thomson and Miss Thomson. Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Kennedy, Mrs. Minol, Miss
Boardman. Miss Frances ialkerk Mr.
and Mrs. John D. Henderson and Mrs.
. The parlors and state room of the ex
ecutive mansion were as usual resplend
ent with tasteful floral decorations anil
electric light displuy formed no small
part of the pleasing spectacle.
FATAL B01LEK EXPLOSION.
Mve Persons known to Have Ueen killed
und Many Are Missing-Three Hulldlngs
St. Louis. Mo., Jan. 2.-Just at 1
o'clock this afternoon a series of ter
rific explosion laid waste to the vicinity
of Second, und Vlnei streets, where
printing houses and allied trades are
numerous. Just after the clock struck
a boiler in George V. Merri Ill's printing
office, basement of No. 30S North Third
street, just across the alley from the
storage and commission house of H.
H. i.irubb, exploded. In the rear of
the Grubb establishment a large quan
tity of fireworks wus stored and u sec
ond explosion occurred, followed Imme
diately by a third that lifted the Grubb
building and dropped it in a muss of
wreckuge. The explosion cuused gen
eral consternation und every window
for three blocks was broken. A large
plate gluss window in the merchants'
exchange, four blocks away, was shat
tered and the traders stumpeded. I'p
to 6 o'clock tonight five bodies had been
recovered, four penning are missing us
far as reported to the police and the
list of Injured numbers nineteen. In
addition to the list of Injured given sev
eral others were hurt. Following is
Dead, Injured and Missing.
The deud: Joseph Kovarlck, boy;
Frank Nlehaus, boy ; Charles Claybrook,
colored porter. Two corpses taken from
the basement of the Kxcelsior Wire
The missing: Chris Karger. clerk;
Thomas Ley, clerk, Al Melller, Charles
The Injured: Albert Stelnmeyer, prob
ably fatally; Will Hrondiweder; Christ
Kraft; Horace Dlurt; L. Dlort; John
Corcoran; lidgur Vance; Hen Taylor;
Joseph Hrandeweld; Wlllium Herner;
William Couleshuw; Hugh Allen; Joe
Corcoran; Albert Schnelti:; Henry
Stack; Richard Couleshaw: John Car
ter: Joe Harker: Charlo Anius.
The full list of . all employes of the
four firms is not obtainable and probu
blv the list of dead will be Increased
when the ruins are overhauled. K. P.
I. uss, proprietor of the Kxcelsior Wire
company, says he is quite sure five of
his employes did not escape from the
building. The work of examining the
ruins was continued tonight. The total
loss will exceed $100,000, nil Insured.
The H. 14. Grubb Commission com
pany occupied the ground floor of :i(i!
North Second street, and the Anchor
company the second nnd third floors.
Adjoining the wrecked building on the
south Is the Levlson nnd Hlythe Print
ing company, where most of the injured
were employed. The north wulls and
two floors went down. On the north Is
the Kxcelslor Wire company's building,
also partly wrecked. Within half a
minute the three, buildings were
wrapped In flames.
KILLED HIS WIFE'S ADMIKER.
The Murderor Ignores Ills Victim's Pica
Albany, On., Jan. 2. Thomas 13. Rey
nolds shot and killed George Cox on the
street Inst night. Reynolds hud been
separated from his wile, and Cox's at
tentions to her had aroused Reynolds'
Jealousy. The men met near the house
of Mrs. ReynuMs. Reynolds was armed
with a. double-barreled shotgun, und he
opened fire on Cox. who fell to his knees
and begged for mercy. Then Reynolds
fired again and Cox fell dead. The
murderer, w ho has only one arm. made
his escape, but subsequently surren
dered. Mrs. Reynolds says that her husband
was Insanely Jealous without euuse. She
declared thut her husband hail treated
her so cruelly that she had to leave
PREACHER DESERTS FAMILY.
Gone to South America, Leaving Them In
Kinpoi iu. Kan., Jan. 2. Rev. I'.. J. Dil
lon, un evangelist of the Christian
church, deserted his family here, leav
ing a wife and two young children, one
a deuf mute. In destitute circumstances.
A letter has been received from him by
his wife, stating that he hus gone to
South America und she would never see
Previous to coming here, while In
California, he was temporarily suspend
ed from the ministry by the church
VICTIM OF ROH HERS.
Telegraph Operator Held I p and llndljr
Pottstown. Pa., Jan. 2. The telegraph
operator at Green Iane station, Charles
Holder, wus held tin ut midnight by a
gang of burglars. Holder fought des
perately with a poker.but was overpow
ered. The thieves then plundered the
station, securing some money.
After ransacking the place they com
pelled Holder to walk a mile, when they
released him. A fiossee sturted out in
search of the thieves, but no trace of
them was found.
Public Petit Statement.
Washington. Jim. 2. The debt statement
Issued this uflertioon shows a net decrease
III the public- debt less cash in the treasury
during December, is:"., of II.ITS.DW. Tot.il
cash In the treasury. $787,5711.447,
STATE SNAP SHOTS.
Joel M. Strltsder fell dead In the street
Counterfeit half hollars are plentiful
Wolfs big- grisf mill at Mount Wolf,
York county, collapsed yesterday.
A train at Plttston ran down and killed
There were twenty-two fires In Potts
town lust year, with an aggregate loss of
I.ewls Kipe and his wife, near Kennett
Square, celebrated their golden anniver
A Chester county horse Insurance com
puny last year paid on average of $53 a
head for twenty-three horses thut died.
The school department reports that all
of the money for school purposes has been
paid out except about $40,mi0. Of this
amount $32,wn will be sent to flcranton,
and the remuimler will go to small dis
tricts. The state commissioner of hanking has
nearly completed his annual report, and it
will probably be issued next week. There
are arnout 2U banks and between 1,400 and
l.ijUO building and loan association under
the supervision of the department.
For the last quarter of 1893 the attorney
genrael's collections were $.1,052.48, the
commissions therefrom being W.Sfrt. The
commission, however, will go Into the
state treasury, as Attorney General Mc
Cormlck has nn-eady received the maxi
mum amount In commissions allowed by
lw. . ..
ANOTHER STRIKE PROBABLE
The I'nion Traction Company and
employes Cannot Agree.
BEETEMS EFFORTS AT PEACE
lis Wins the Committee by His I.loqucnee
but Kef ues? to Address the Strikers.
The Amalgamated Assoelatioa Will
Probably Mult Work Today.
Philadelphia, Jan. t Another strike
of the employes of the Viilou Traction
com puny is now, seemingly inevitable.
All efforts at a compromise between the
company und Its men have failed and
the question now rests with the men
themselves. At 11 o'clock tonight the
men are holding a mass meeting and
as the poll of the road taken today
showed a large majority In favor of
striking, the result of the mass meeting
seems a foregone conclusion.
Today when another strike seemed
probable the Toynbee society, the I'nl
versal Peace I'nion and a number of
other gentlemen who are interested In
the welfare of the city, visited and
wrote to the headquarters of the Amal
gamated association, counseling, mod
erating and advising the men against
another strike. As fur as is apparent
these efforts have been thrown away.
The men demand of the company that
It abrogates the clause In Its latest
agreement submitted to them that In
the future all new men who are taken
on the road shall be In no way atlillated
or connected with, directly or indirectly,
any labor organization. This clause
the company has firmly declined to
eliminate. After the poll of the road
this afternoon was known.another com
mittee of the men called upon General
Manager Heetem tonight to make a lust
appeal to him to eliminate the objec
tionable clause. For over two hours
Mr. Beetem and the committee dis
cussed the matter together. The dis
cussion was conducted amicably but
both pldes remained llrm.
At the conclusion of the meeting Mr.
Beetem stated to the men that the com
pany would discharge none of Its pres
ent employes for belonging to the Amal
gamated association of street, railway
employes; that It would hear any griev
ances of the men and tt would deul
equitably with them, but thut It was
unalterably determined not to allow its
employes to dictate to it in the mutter
under discussion. He warned the com
mittee that if another strike took place
the burden of any disturbances nnd
trouble that would follow would be upon
the men, and that the company would
fight them to the death, no matter what
the cost, and thut not a man who struck
would ever be given employment on the
road again. He begged the committee
for the sake of the men and their fam
ilies to do all In their power to avert a
Impressed by licetem's Eloquence.
The committee was Impressed by Mr.
Keetem's words and they promised him
thut they would use every argument
they could to persuade the men not to
strike, but that they had very little
hope of success. They listed Air. Tiee
tem to come with them to the mass
meeting and talk to the men as he had
talked to the committee. Mr. Beetem
said that personally he would only be
too glad to go among his men, but inat
If he went his presence would be mis
construed and that he would be thought
to be there us the general manager of
the company, und thut iuerefon he
could not agree to address the mass
meeting. Before the committee depart
ed Mr. Heetem told them thut he would
wait ut his office until 1 o'clock tomor
row morning to leurn the result of the
The committee was accompanied In
Its visit to Mr. Heetem by, ex-Postmaster
John Field, who endeavored to uct as a
peacemaker and who advised the men
to accept Mr. Ueetein's terms nnd trust
to his honor to adjust all their griev
ances. J. Level ing Jones, a large stock
holder of the company and a leading.,
lawyer of the Philadelphia bar, also ad
dressed the committee and pointed out
to them that cupitul hud rights as well
as labor which labor was bound fo re
spect. How many men the employes will be
able to take out with them, If" they
strike, is hard to say. The officers of
the Amalgamated Association are
strongly opposed to another strike and
there Is a good minority of the em
ployes who ure also against It.
It Is posslble.however. that every man
belonging to the Amalgamated Asso
ciation will strike, as muny of the min
ority, while opposed to the strike, con
sider themselves bound In honor to sup
port their associates and there are
many other men who will refuse to
work for fear of a mob. The company
believes that It will have no trouble in
getting men to fill the strikers' places
and Mr. Heetem tonight told the com
mittee that within the past three days
the company hud refused applications
for situations from 600 men.
Strike Wlil lie Declared orf.
' Philadelphia. Jan. 3. The strike of
the employes of the I'nion Traction
company will be declared off this morn
ing. January 3.
( IIASlXti DR. JAMESON.
Hercules Kobinson Is t'nnblo to Overtake
the British Belligerent, Who Has tione
to Fight the Boers.
London, Jan. 2. The following des
patch was received lute this .veiling
from Sir Hercules Robinson, governor
of Cape Colony:
"Cape Town, Jan. 2. 8.50 p. m. A mes
senger overtook Dr. Jameson ten miles
the other side of the Kluns river. The
messenger brought back a verbal mes
sage that the despatch received by Dr.
Jameson would be attended to. The
force was saddling up, and at once pro
ceeded eastward. Dr. Jameson thus re
ceived and disregarded both my mes
sages." The messenger referred to by Sir Her
cules Robinson was one who was sent
to Dr. Jameson with orders Instructing
the latter to return to British territory
and to abandon his aggressive move
ment against the Boers.
The despatch received at the foreign
office announcing that an engagement
had taken place between Dr. Jameson's
force and the Boers and that the former
had been compelled to surrender was
sent by Sir Jacobus A. De Wet, the
British agent at Pectorla.
DIAMOND THIEVES CAUGHT.
.May . Prove to lie the Robbers of the
New Tork. Jan. 2. Detectives have
arrested William King and Harry Wil
son, alias Howard Johnson, negroes, on
the charge of having committed several
robberies here recently. Agnes Ren
shaw, a white girl, who lived with Wil
son, was also arrested. All the prison
ers had unset diamonds and jewelry In
their possession, and the police believe
they may have been connected with the
robbery of I. Townsend Burden's house,
on Madison square, last Friday night,
when diamonds valued at upward of
$00,000 were stolen. King Is wanted In
Washington. D. C, for robbing the
house of M. Louis H. Emmert last July.
The police found much valuable Jew
elry in the room of theRenshaw woman.
A lot of burglars' tools were also found.
All the prisoners were tuken to the
Jefferson Market court this morning
and remanded until tomorrow.
The Renshaw woman is comely, and
wus well dressed.
NO JACK POTS IN l'lTTSBlRG.
Controller (iourley Gives Cheerful Testi
mony Before the Penrose l.exow Committee-Toe
Smoky City Is Virtuous.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 2. The Penrose
(l.exow) committee arrived in Pittsburg
this morning and went direct to the
Duquesue Hotel. Secretary C. W.
Thomas, of Philadelphia. Is the only
absent member. Attorneys Shields and
Stoner, of the Vigilance League, met
the committee shortly after their ar
rival and all engaged in Informul con
sultation. Scrgeunt-at-Arms Hurrah
and his assistants, Nicholas and Conk
lln, began serving subpoenues shortly
before noon. They started in at City
Hall. The members of committee
do not think they are overstepping their
authority by coming to Pittsburg und
do not anticipate that their worn will
be Interrupted from any cuuse.
Chairman Andrews called the first
session of the committee to order at 2.15
City Controller, It. J. Gourley was
then sworn as the llrst witness nnd was
examined by Mr. Pettlt. Controller
Gourley testified ns to his continued
service In various offices since 187(1. and
wns then questioned us to the system
of city government prior to thut time.
This historic Information Mr. Gourley
gave very fully.
Of his experiences, while mayor, with
gambling houses. Mr. Gourley said:
"Since the Inception of our new char
ter, and since Mr. Brown became direc
tor, we have had fewer gambling iowses
and fewer dives thnn ever before."
"To my knowledge," witness con
tinued, "there has not been, for nine
years, a gambling house In Pittsburg.
That work Is due to the denartment of
public safety as created by the new
To the question concerning the sale
of liquor Illegally, witness stated thut
to his knowledge there was none In the
As to the lighting of the city, Control
ler (iourley said It cost $US per arc
lamp. In Allegheny, where the city
owns Its own electric plant, he under
stood the cost wus $110 per lump. Wit
ness favored Pittsburg owning Its own
electric plants, but could give no esti
mate of their first cost. As to the city's
law department, witness stated that
since he became controller outside
counsel hud been employed only twice.
At this point the committee adjourned
According to Chairman W. II. An-
( drew, the committee has not deter
mined on any other witnesses except
with regard to collector of delinquent
taxes. Mr. Andrews said there would
be no session of the committee tomor
row but he yns not sure that the sitting
would e,xteijd over until Saturday as
had bemi. intended when It was' an
nounced wus to be visited. Mr. An
drews said the committee's presence
was needed In Philadelphia on Monday
and' he could' not state whut further
arrangements were made in regard to
its stay in Pittsburg.
Adverse Comments Made I pon President
Cleveland's Venczuclun Committee.
Washington, Jan. 2. The Venezuelan
commission Is being very generally dis
cussed. As a rule, the opinions ex
pressed are not very positive, Cmn
nients are favorable. The only crltl
clsln Is that it may not be a commission
of that . recognlsicd prominence which
will give their decision great force
abroad. - This criticism Is based entirely
upon the Idea that their reputations are
not wide enough perhaps, not that they
are in any way lacking In ability.
Many have had the Idea that a broad,
International reputation was positively
of more Importance to this commission
than great legal attainments.
PREACH EK IS MISSING.
Hisappcured lllglit Huts Ago While His
Wife Was Absent.
New Castle. Pa.. Jan. 2. Nothing has
yet been heard of Rev. P. J. Slattery,
of Jamestown, who disappeared eight
days ago. He was pastor of the Metho
dist church. When he left Jumcstown
he told one of the deacons of his church
that he was going to upend Christmas
with Rev. Lusher, at New Castle.
At the time of Ids disappearance his
wife was at the bedside of her sister. In
Reynoldsville. The sister died, nnd ns
Mr. Slattery was wired for, it wns sup
posed that he had gone to nttend her
funeral, fin Saturduy Mrs. Slattery re
turned home to lind her husband absent,
ttiid since then she has been prostrated
with grief and anxiety.
The I'orto Has Consented.
Loudon. Jun. 2. A dispatch from Con
stantinople says that the Porte has con.
senteil lo accept the offer of the foreign
representatives at Constantinople that lh
fort-inn consuls al Aleppo meillute be.
tween the Turks who ure besieging Zcit
oun and the Armenians who hold the town
for the surrender of the latter.
Pond Havers on tho Alert.
Washington, Jan.' 2. Th e presence In
this city tonight of J. A. Stewart. J. T.
Woorward and K. It. Huron, all of New
York, und two former of whom were prom
Inent in the bond syndicate, rewarded us
signllleaut. All three were guests of the
Morlboroii&hs Leave Koine.
Rome. Jan. 2. The duke and duchess of
Marlborough, who have been spending a
few days here, have gone to Naples, from
which place they will sail for Kgvpt on
TKESII FOREIGN GOSSIP.
The Hamburg-American Steamship
company's vessels will in future touch at
Plymouth, Kngland, instead of South
ampton. The czarina opened a great charitable
bazuar in the iWntei- Palace, St. Peters
burg, nt which .Mrs. Breckinridge, wife of
the American ambassador, assisted.
SPARKS FROM WIRES.
Michael Daunting celebrated New Year's
Day by shooting himself ut his home in
Harlem, New York,
Adolph Strubel Is under nrrest In New
York for fatally shooting Matthias Gelt
nvr, with whom he had quarreled.
The death sentence on Francis Shertls,
the Beauharnols murderer, at Ottawa,
Ontario, has been commuted to life Impris
onment. The New York commissioners of Re
counts have cut down their clerical forL-e
In order to limit expenses lo the reduced
A gang of drunken New Year's eve
roughs raided Pell's restaurant, at l'Jii
Bleecker street. New York, and wrecked
Policeman Patrick J." Lynch, of New
York, had a desperate struggle on a llfth
story roof with two burglars, but uld
came and he captured them.
As a result of a railroad accident near
Lafayette, La two children of Helard
Ulrouard are at the point of death and
two others are seriously Injured,
SOI POLITICAL HISTORY
Facts ISrougbt to Light by Senator
G0VEKX0K rOKAKEKS XEKVR
He Withstood Temptation and WaiTruo
to His Friend to the Last-Causes
That Led to the Nomina
tion of Uarrison.
Now York, Jan. 2. The discussion
evoked by the publication of Senator
Sherman's recollections is bringing to
light a great deal of political history,
some of which is of extraordinary in
terest und importance. A complete his
tory of the convention which nominuted
Harrison will perhaps not be written,
but a great many salient facts hus been
related within the last few days. Sen
ator Klklns, of West Virginia. In an In
terview In Washington, recently said
that he was Mr. Iflalne's personal rep
resentative In the convention of IMS
and was In frequent communication
with him by cable. He, und he ulone,
possessed the cipher code of which they
"The lllulne forces In the convention
In 1SNK," suld Mr. Klklns. "were compact
and efficiently organized. The nomina
tion of General Hurrlson wus not the
result of a bargain of any kind, us Sen
ator Sherman hus perhaps been led to
believe. It grew naturally out of the
situation and was Inevitable. Many of
tho Hlnlne men wanted to go to Gov
ernor Fornker. In the excitement Inci
dent to the continued refusal of Mr.
Hlnlne to allow his name to be placed
before the convention from the time of
Its adjournment Saturday until Mon
day, there wus considerable discussion
us to candidates and who would be
numed. A great many Ulnine men and
others discussed the nume of Fornker
on the ground thut he could perhaps
have the entire vote of Ohio In case It
broke away from Sliermnn. This went
so fur thnt some of Mr. Hlnine's friends
who were very friendly to Foraker and
admirers of him urged him to become
a candidate. Governor Foraker not
only said once, but often, that under no
circumstances would he permit his
name to be used in connection with tho
presidency; so long ns the name of Sen
ator Sherman was before the commit
tee." Today n representative of the TTnlted
Press had a talk with the Hon. Samuel
Fesswndcn about the convention of 1S88.
Mr. Fesscnden is the Connecticut mem
ber of the Republican national com
mittee nnd has been for a number of
years. He was a devoted friend of Mr.
Hlalue's and has been one of the lead
ing spirits In the last three Republican
national conventions. He said: "I re
member perfectly the incident to which
Senator Klklns refers. Mr. ltlaine had
finally declined. His determination
could not be shaken. We were at sea
nnd casting about for some one else.
We hud discussed a number of the older
leaders of the party and several of us
who were very uctlve Hlalne men came
to the conclusion that we would unite
most effectively, upon a newer and a
younger man than any of those who
had been formally named as a candi
date. l'orakcr's Attainments.
"Foraker, of Ohio, hud by his pres
ence, his oratory, his earnestness and his
magnetism mude a powerful Impression
upon the convention. It seemed to me
and many of my friends that he wns the
man to go to. I discussed the matter
with Mr. Klklns nnd others und about 2
o'clock on Monduy morning we were
tuken to the room of Governor Fornker
by Mr. Kurtz, a delegate from Ohio,
bom we asked to conduct us. We found
Governor Foraker had gone to bed.
After some delav we were admitted
in ther reluctantly to his bedside. We
sat down on the bed beside him and
told him we had come at nn Important
moment and upon very Important busi
ness and we desired his eurnest atten
tion while we stated the case. We then
went over the ense carefully, showed
that the Hlulne following controlled the
convention nnd assured him thut If he
would consent to become a candidate
we could muster more than .loo votes.
We told him that Mr. Hlnlne was out
of the nice and that the majority of
his friends seemed more disposed to
support him (Forakerl than any one
"We made It very clear to lilm thet If
he would consent to heeonm n candidate
he could l- nominated without fall and
without dlfllculte nn the first or second
ballot Moni ny. We fissured Governor
Fornker flint w desired no pledges or
promises from him respecting policies
or patronage and that we onlv wanted
Mm to ntrree not to got up and decline
the nomlpntlon after the co-n-epilon
had made him Its candidate. Mr. For
nker. without hesitntioii. said firmly
nnd emphntlenllv: T thank yon. gen
tlemen, with nil mv benrt. but T could
not necept Hie rumination If it enme to
me. unless Mr. Sliermnn first withdrew
end risked me to becnm" a candidate. T
fecl sure he vlll not. do that. I came
here to trv ami nomlnnt" him nnd can
not consider the proposition to become
n candidate. I will stand by him.'
Would Shun Garfield's Position.
"1 then tried." continued Mr. Fe
senden, "to convince him that the sit
uation was beyond his control. I called
ntttentlon to the fact that Gnrfleld had
accepted the nomination after It was
plain that Mr. Sherman could not be
"Governor Fornker answered, quick
ns a Hash: 'I can prevent my nomina
tion anil will. It is not too late nnd
I do not wish to be put Into the posi
tion which Gnrfleld was forced Into.'
"This closed the Interview with Gov
ernor Foraker and the lines were at
once closed un for Harrison nnd he
as nominated easily and promptly, just
ns Foraker would have been, had he
chosen to become n cnndldnte himself."
This Is n hitherto unrelated incident
of the inside history of the Republican
national convention of 1SS8 and It ought
to set at rest forever the charge mude
by some unthinking persons that Gov
ernor Foraker was disloyal to Senator
Sherman upon that occasion.
WOULD FREE CONSCIENCE.
Man I'lifnlthfiit to Public Trust In 1850
to Make (iood Ills Shortage.
Kansas City, Mo Jan. 2. David
Crockett Hoggs, who was tax collector
of Wyandotte county, Kansas, in 1K59,
and who disappeared in that year with
a Bhortage of about $5,000. returned to
Kansas City today to make good his
shortage, lie Is a son of W. L. Hoggs,
who was governor of Missouri in ls&t
'30. When he disappeared he entered
the confederate army and served under
General Forrest In the Second Missouri
At the close of the war he went to
Colorado and engaged In the stock busi
ness. His residence Is now at Montrose,
Colo. HeUeslred, he said, to die with
a clear conscience, and as he was old,
asked that he be not made to sttlTer for
his youthful misdoings, His wish will
doubtless be granted, .
Will commence Mai-
Our annual clearing sale of table lln
ens, previous to Inventory, has always
been looked forward to with Interest by
Intelligent housekeepers, and Judging
from the muny inquiries already mad
concerning this one It will be no excep
tlon to any of Its predecessors.
The values we offer are always appre
elated, and during this sale IRRE
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
live 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 Dor.cn 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 otit
stock, knowing that you will not only
be Interested, but that we can save you
at least Twenty-five Cents on every,
F,xtra choice line of Dinner and Tea
Sets.- Lunch Cloths, Center pieces, Doy
Our usual fine assortment of German
Agency for John S. Urown & Sons' lln
ens, "Best In the World."
Sale commences Monday. morning- and
will last for ten days.
510 and 512
Increase every day In
the year; more good shoes
make more good friends.
1H AND lid WYOMING AVE.
WHCHEL THE JEWELED
Great reductions In
prices before taking
inventory in ... .
V4D8 Spruce St.
iYar Dime Bank.
FOR COAST DEFENCES.
Statement of Needs of Sea Coast Cities
Will Bo .Made Today.
Washington, Jan. 2. Senator Squlra
has called a meeting of the committee
on coast defences for Immediate consid
eration of his bill on fortifications and
coast defences. General Craighlll, chief
of engineers, United States Army, will
make his statement to the committee
tomorrow (Friday) as to the needs of
the scBcoast cities and his ability to
erect the fortifications If the appropri
ation of $S7,000,0(M) ahull be made as
called for by the bill of Senator Squire.
General Flagler, chief of ordnance,
will also make his statement to the
committee as to the manufacture of
guns, mortars, gun carriages, and pro
jectiles as soon as he ran be heard.
For eastern Pennsylvania, cloudy and
threatening weather, possible light snowj
In northwest portion; colder in north-
west portion Friday: decidedly caiar.FU.
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