The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 04, 1896, Image 1

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Left us like every cither firm hand
ling furs In thin country, over
stocked. The winter so far has been
one of exceptional mildness. Furs
were hardly a necessity, and buying
was put on. According to our usual
custom these Pur Garments have
got to be sold this season, and it
seems to us that no better time could
be found for a complete, clearance
than the beginning of the year
I Little
Will suggest many Rood, sound ren-
olis lor buylnir now. unioiiK wnlcn
pi actual thrift and stylish economy
fornix leading features. For In
stance, prices are all hut cut In half,
ii nd most 'if the Wintt r Is still ahead
of us. Besides this. Furs never Ret
out of Ktyle, mid as Mg sleeves have
come to stay, every lady knows she
cannot wear a Jacket over a fasli
lonubh' waist without ruining the
sleeves, therefore capes have a long
lease of fashion before them. These
,.,. Ki. 1,1., l... viiiii. hftii.'hl f:il inm.
moil sense will furnish the many
good reanons we have omitted.
ice' Fact!
edlesu to add that our Fur Capes
eel fashion's utmost requirements
every point, and the extreme care
have always shown In the seloc-
,on and matching of skins, correct
minings and perfect workmanship
is never belter Illustrated than In
e good:! offered below:
da Seal Capes, were $19.00, now
vakhan Capes, were $19, now $10.00.
ool Seal Capes, were $20, now $12.90.
(leetrlc Seal Capes, were T-fl.00, now
Test Astrakhan Capes, were $H0, now
I MS.ilO.
Fleetrlc Seal Capes, were $35.00, now
'. $1.S0.
F.lectvle Seal Capes, were $10,00, now
j 11.90.
. JTIecl lie Seal Capes, were Jt."i.00, now
$2-1.110. !
Kxtrh Selected Wool Seal Capes, Mar.
ten trimmed, were $45.00, now $24.90.
In most of the above sizes are com
plete, but some have only one to a
In addition to these we offer a few
very high class Capes that sold at
from $45.00 to $65.00. Prices are cut
. In exactly the same proportion.
11 896
Siijiqests a Keserve Fund to Be Kept
Apart from Treasury Receipts.
Then Adopt n Tariff That Would Raise
Sufficient Funds to Moot Expenses
of the Nation Mr. Illklns'
ItonJ Resolution.
Washington, Jan. 3. For over Ave
hours today the senate was In the tur
moil of a linancial discussion. Tt whs
opened by an hour's speech from Mr.
Sherman (Hep., O.). a leading member
of the finance committee. In nupport of
his resolution to set apart the reserve
fund of $100,000,000 Kold when in tne
treasury and to segregate It from the
ordinary current receipts, lie argued
that there was no other cause for the
linancial difficulties of the government
than the unwise tariff legislation of
congress, which had reduced receipts
below expenditures, had lumalred con
lid. 'lice and had compelled the govern
ment to sell blinds In order to meet de
ficiencies end that there was no other
remedy except to borrow money on the
best terms possible ito pay current de
liciencles) nml to provide sufficient rev
enue. To that extent and for those pur
poses he was willing to support Mr.
Cleveland's eclniiiil.-trutlon, however
much he (Unagreed with Its general
The coin reserve must be. Mr. Sher
man said, kept uninipaireo. Instead of
being drawn upon to meet current ex
penses. The Impairing of that fund
(from which SUK.OOO.OOO had been paid
out in the lust two and u half years)
whs the source and fountain of all the
linancial diftlcultles and the true rem
edy was to supply by taxation addi
tional revenue, and to orow from the
people of the I'nited Ttates enoiis.h
money to cover past and future defic
iencies. Mr. lilklns' Nosolmion.
No action was taken on the resolution,
which ll"s on the vice-president's table,
to be taken up for further discussion.
As soon as it was Inld aside, the reso
lution offered some days ago by Mr.
Klklnii (Uep.. W. Yn.l. declaring It to
! the sense of the senate that T'nlted
Slates bonds t-hould not be sold under
private contract, and without adver
tisement, was tTken up and discussed
with much spirit until the tlnip of ad
journment. A motion to refer it to the
linance committee was defeated by the
immense majority of V. to fl: and the
adjournment motion was carried by a
majority of only one.
The senate nt S.:iO adjourned till Tuen
day next. -House
In Session.
The reading of the lournnl of Tues
day's session, the receipt of a message
l'n in the senate and the announcement
by the speaker that he had signed the
enrolled bill directing the secretary of
tlie treasury to accept the ram Katah
iMr. and make It a purl of the l.-nited
Siates navy, comprised the record or
tlv live minute iwslon of the house to
il, fy. Adjournment was then taken un
til Monday next.
Tho Kesl tvstato Speculations of J.
Hitter Swamp a Philadelphia Concern.
A Peculiar Case.
Philadelphia. Jon. .a. The Solicitors'
Loan and Trust company, at 142 South
Fourth street, assigned today. The as
signees are Thomas UeWItt Cuyler and
Effingham H. Morris.
The failure of the company resulted
from unsuccessful and unuulhorlfled
p-peculation on tho part of J. Hush Kit- I
tor. leal estate omcer or me company
and a member of the board of directors.
Mr. Hitter speculated heavily In a num
ber of securities, chiefly stock of the
Citizens Passenger railway of Indian
apolis, and had also been concerned In
a number of real estate deals in New
Jersey and elsewhere. He became
deeply involved und to meet certain ob
ligation:) drew four drafts on a Mr.
Cook, of New York, to which were at
tached bills of purchase for certain se
curities. The drafts aggregated $209.
000 and bore the signature of Mr. Kltter
and the name (by rubber stamp) of the
Citizens Loan und Trust company. The
drafts were taken by Hitter to the
Tradesmen's National bank of this city,
whose cashier, 3. 8. McKee, Instead of
entering them for collection pnid Mr.
Hitter $209,000 In cash. The drafts were
returned from New York dishonored.
President Clay, of the Solicitors' com
any, consented to furnish the Trades
men's bank with an Indemnifying bond
for Jl.'iO.iioo without waiting for the au
thority of his directors. The directors
were ignorant of the creation of this
obligation, It is said, until Sunday last,
nearly two weeks after the event had
occurred. A hurried meeting of the
board was held and the action of the
president and the bond given by him
were Jointly repudiated. The Trades
men's bank threatened to bring suit for
the $150,000 and the assignment of the
Solicitors' company was then dec Jed
upon by the directors.
Through worriment over the affair
Mr. Blttej,hns become critically 111 and
he Is now lying at the point of death.
Cashier McKee. of he Tradesmen's
bank, has retired from the service of the
A Number of Houses at Cranberry Arc
Also Destroyed.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Jan. 3. The town
of Cranberry, near Hazleton, was
thrown Into a state of excitement to
night when a fire broke out In the
Cranberry breaker, operated by A. Par
dee & Co. The massive structure which
was recently rebuilt of Georgia pine,
was destroyed In less than one hour
causing a loss to the owners of nearly
$100,000. A heavy wind was blowing at
the time and the sparku from the burn
ing breaker set fire to a number of
company houses which were also de
stroyed. Six families so far are ren
dered homeless.
At 11 o'clock a furious blizzard Is,
raging. The boiler and fan houses ad
joining the breaker are on fire, and the
fire department Is of no avail.
Two More Head Bodies Taken from the
St. I.ouis liulns.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan, 3. Two more dead
bodies were this morning taken out of
the rains at the scene of yesterday's
explosion. They were so badly mangled
and covered with lire that they were
unrecognizable, but are supposed to be
L. Ley, shipping clerk of the Kxcelslor
Iron and Wire works, and Jos. Cavo
reck. At 11 o'clock workmen partly uncov
ered three more bodies, one of them a
headless trunk. Last night's report of
19 missing has been very materially re
duced by the finding of 12 of the miss
ing who had been slightly wounded and
had been cared for by friends. The
number of dead, however, Is still con-
Jectural, and only a thorough overhaul
ing of the debris will determine the
number. The wreckers are working at
a disadvantage, as the temperature Is
S degrees above zero and the water
thrown upon the lire has frozen almost
solid. Reports from the most seriously
wounded are gratifying, all of them
progressing favorable. One of the
bodies has been Identified as Norman
McArthur. foreman of the Excelsior
Wire company. , '
.Many Young Wavering Patriots llavo
. JoincJ the Kanks of tho Cuban Insurgents-Newspapers
Havana, Jan. 3. There is no doubt
that the Insurrection Is gaining strength
daily and that the rebels are obtaining
assistance from sources that have hith
erto been thought to be loyal to the
government. The success of Clomez
and Maceo In passing the hitherto In
vulnerable Trochn. tho military line
that in previous Insurrections kept the
rebels In the province of Santiago l)e
Cuba, and their dash across the prov
ince of Santa Clara into Matanzas has
led many men and youths who wera
wavering In their allegiance to the
crown to throw aside their doubts and
cast their lots with the insurgents. The
whole Island Is now In a stale of war.
The restlessness In the provinces of
Havana and Plnar lel Bio. the two
westernmost political divisions of the
Island, has caused the government of
ficials to adopt measures to prevent
risings there.
Heretofore the leading papers here
have had correspondents with the army
who have sent reports of the various
engagements, which after being so pre
pared as to meet the views of the cen
sors, have been published. These papers
will now not be permitted to publish
even news of this character, an order
having been Issued that the newspapers
shall print no news concerning the in
surrection except such bh Is contained
in Information officially furnished them
by the government.
Ucnrcscntntivcs of Jockey CI tin Arrange
for Next Session's F.vent.
New York. Jan. 3. At a conference
between representatives of the Jockey
Club, the Coney Island Jockey Club and
the lirooklyn Jockey Club. "ield litis nf
ternoon. the following dutes were al
lotted for the racing season of 1S9U:
West Chester itoclug Association
spring meeting, Tuesduy, May 12, to and
luc ludln.v Tuesday. June 2. Fall meet
ing Tuesday, October III. to and includ
ing Tuesday, November 3.
lirooklyn Jockey Club, spring meet
ing. Thursday, June 4. to anil including
Monday, June 22. Fall meeting Mon
day, September 7, to and including Sat
urday, October 3.
Coney Island Jockey Club, spring
meeting Tuesday, June 23, to and In
cluding Saturday, July 11. Fall meet
ing Saturday. August 15. to and Includ
ing Saturday, September ii.
New York Steeple Chase Association
will race every Wednesday during the
spring und fall meeting of tho West
Chester Hnclng Asaocfation. .
The entries for the Suburban are com
ing in by every mall. Among the
prominent horses already entered are:
Clifford,'' Hulma, Ijiaicne. Senator
Urady, Counter. Tenor, Handspring,
Domino,' Henry of. Navarre, Dorian,
Keenan, Helmar and Sir Walter..
lie Will Receive the llercttn of a Cardinal
Haltiinore. Jan. 3. The Investiture of
Mgr. Francis Satolll with the lleretta
of a cardinal Sunday next will be one
of the most splendid ceremonials that
has ever taken place within the walls
of the famous old cathedral of Haiti
more, lie will have been the second
prelate receiving there the insignia of
a prince of the Catholic church and In
vested with the authority and privileges
of a member of the satred college of
cardinals and a light to cast a vote, for
the election of u pope of Rome, the pres
ent primate of the American church.
Cardinal Oibbons being the first.
At least forty of the hierarchy of
American archbishops and bishops are
expected to nttend, together with hun
dreds of prlenj, many of whom will
come from other stales. Archbishop
K iln, of St. Leuls. who will preach the
sermon, accompanied by Bishops Jans
sen, of l'.cllevllle. Ills., and Hennessy,
of Wichita, Kas., and fifteen priests
from Missouri and Illinois arrived to
day. The party were driven to the car
dinal's residence and paid their respects
to his eminence.
lie Shoots a Man round in Company with
His Wife.
West Chester, Pa., Jan. 3. John B.
McClure, n tailor, last night Knot and It
is believed, fatally injured William
Haines, a man of family about fifty
years of age. whom AleClure found In
company with Mrs. McClure. There
l.i hone for Barnes recovery. McClure
is la custody.
Sirs. McClure is the mother of six
children. About two years ago she
eloped to Philadelphia with a young
man who after a few weeks deserted
her. Her husband took her back on ac
count of the children.
Three Buildings Destroyed.
Wllkes-iiarre. Pa., Jan. 3. Three build
ings were destroyed by fire todav at Me
Aililo, six miles from Hazleton. They were
occupied by Anthony Pedorovlcs, Isaac
Shepowlcz and Heorge Fedorskl. clothing
dealers. Loss. XWM. Origin unknown.
Hied While Reading.
Huntingdon. Pa.. Jan. 3. John H. Grove,
one of the wealthiest men In tills section,
died here .'late lust night while rending
aloud to his family. He was part own-r
of (jiove Uiok.' lurKe Iron works at Dan
ville, and owned valuable land Interests
l ire in Ouches.
St. Hyaclnfhe, Quebec, Jan. 3. A fire In
Di'Uliimonilvllle, Quebec, today destroyed
the greater part of the place. The tele
graph and telephone wires are down ow
ing to the conminniliciii. and details are
unobtainable. The loss Is very heavy.
All the state school funds but $W,000 have
been distributed.
Dr. Frank Lenahan was elected Luzerne
county Jail warden.
W'llkes-Hnrre will get Its water supply
from ihe Susquehanna river, above Pitts
ton. Only $.r2.tfl were collected by the attor
ney general during the lust quarter of 18M.
A charter was granted to Ihe Relay Man
ufacturing company of Heading; capital,
For n sprained ankle Anthony Rice sued
thes Shamokln Street railway, at Hlmnio
kln. for $.".,000.
Accussd of a serious crime. FMward ,t.
Hughes, one of Ihe Schuylkill county alms
hoUite keepers. Is iimier arrest.
Charged with robbing Hook & Hand
work's store, at P.lrdsboro. Samuel StllzH
was yesterday seized at Reading.
Pulling a bucket of hot water upon her
self, the little daughter of John Hazleton,
L'niontown, was scalded to death.
A lighted match, which she dropped to
the floor, ignited the clothing and fatally
burn nl Miss Hannah Morgan, ticket ageat
nt Morning Bide, on the Allegheny Valley
Conservative Employes Refuse to
follow Hot-Headed Agitators.
lie Induces the Majority of Conductors
and .Motnrmcn to Desert tho Agita
tors The Strike Practically Over
at Noon Lutz ICxpclled.
Philadelphia, Jan. 3. The second
strike of the inotormen and conductors
of the Pnlon Traction company was a
dismal failure and was over before It
was fairly begun. The strike was or
dered at a mass meeting of about 4u0
of the men held early this morning. The
meeting was attended by the more hot
headed und dissatisfied of the men and
their Irritation against the company
was Inflamed by. speeches of outside
agitators and by the address of Hiram
Lutz, who presided, and who was a
member of the executive committee of
the local assembly of the Amalgamated
! association. The strike was disap
proved by the leaders of the associa
tion and tho more conservative element
among the men, and when It was In
augurated this morning only about 1.
I 000 of the 6,000 employes of the traction
company went out. At no time were
' any of the divisions of the road com
I plelely tied uf and by noon the care
were practically running on every dl
; vision on schedule time.
Karly In the morning General Man
ager Heeetem. of the I'nlon Traction
company. Issued a general order notify
ing all employes who were not at work
bv 3 o'clock that thev could consider
themselves discharged. The division In
their own ranks and the order of Mr.
Beetem brought the Btrikers hurrying
! back and by noon the strike was pruc-
ttcally over. Although there were no
disturbances of any kind this morning
the authorities had made every prepar
ation to suppress any renewal of the
rioting that attended the llrst strike.
President Xlnhon.of the Amalgamated
association, this afternoon expelled
Lutz from the order on the ground that
he had ordered the strove without au
thority and it is now probable that all
violent agitation of the employes
against Ihe traction company will
cease and that the men will try to have
any grievance they have adjusted by
peaceable means.
An I'.xplunntlon of the rouses That Pro
duced Over-Produatlon and Also Ser
iously Injured the Wheat and Cotton
New York. Jun. 3. R. O. Dun and
company will say tomorrow in their
weekly review of trade:
The commercial failures during the
complete year 18a number 13,197.
uRalnst 13.883 in 18W. but the aggregate
of liabilities- Is slightly greater $173.
liltt.OKU against tl72.U2.8i. The bright
promises offered by a li.ix' decrease
In the Hist quarter was followed by n
small increase in the second and third
quarters, and a laige increase in the
last quarter of the year. In that quar
ter also the deferred liabilities to each
lirm In business increased and also the
proportion of deferred liabilities to pay
ments through clearing houses. The
effects of unreasonable speculation In
materials, rapid advance In prices of
goods, heavy purchases ahead of dis
tribution, and enormous increase in
production clearly appear in the re
turns. Produce markets have been the thea
ter of surprising changes which have
Influenced ull business. The acerage In
cotton was wisely restricted In order to
give producers it better chance for fair
returns, and the crop was further re
duced to some extent by Injury, but
growers were injured still more by fran
tic speculation, which checked exports,
and by false information and advice.
Wheat producers suffered in like man
ner from wild speculation which pre
vented the exporting of many million
bushels, and false reports which en
couraged farmers to keep back their
grain until the- cream had been taken
off the market by speculators. The
Inevitable consequence has been a very
low range of prices, the yield being
clearly In excess of all demands. The
great crop of corn has materially af
fected the price of meats. The course
of Industries during 1K5 has been ma
terially affected by speculation In ma
terials. Midsummer witnessed a tre
mendous advance with a rush to but
.far exceeding the ordinary demand for
consumption. Prices rose beyond all
reason, exciting still more the anxiety
to buy beyond actual needs. Thou
sands of producers strangely mistook
the extraordinary buying for a vast In
crease in consuming ability, and ex
tended plants, opened mills. Increased
force, and pushed production In many
lines far beyond actual consumption.
The I ffcct or Inflation.
Inevitably both traders nn.i
i facturers were left toward the close
I with considerable stocks unsold, and
. claims against customers who were
I themselves tied up by purchases beyond
i their distributing power. Hence the
general shrinkage in prices for the pat
I three months, and though In scarcely
j any department did prices rise higher
than In former years, they were found
I out of relation to existing demand.
I Railroad earnings show deelded Im
j nrovement over last year r..(l tier cent.
' for the year and 8.9 tier cent, for De
cember, though 4.6 per cent, smaller
than In 1892.
Rapid outflow of gold with high rates
of interest caused anxiety, which was
checked by decision to issue clearing
house certificates at New York, Boston
and Philadelphia and by prompt atten
tion to linancial questions in congress,
but at the close another Issue of bonds
is expected. Offers already exceed the
amount of tho itisue proposed The re
cent decreases in Imports of merchan
dise and some Increase In exorts war
rant hone that trade balances may be
more favorable hereafter, but much de
pends upon the course of securities
which foreign holders are selling to
some extent in order to share In the ex
pected profits on bonds. Rarely has
there been a situation so complicated
and the near future Is difficult to fore
cast, but It Is the widely prevalent Im
pression that a large sale of bonds will
speedily revive confidence and activity.
Introduction of an Organ Disrupts a
Church Congregation.
Indianapolis. Jan. 3. Religious circles
at Oaktown. Knox county, are in a fer
ment over the Introduction of an organ
Into the Christian church of that place,
and It is altogether probable that the
congregation will be entirely disrupted.
The young people are contending for the
music and the older brethren and sis
ters are opposed to It. the young folks
being In a decided majority in the
church. Even after they found them
selves in a majority, the young people
hesitated to offend the patriarch! by
bringing the despised "music box" Into
the sacred edifice.
Finally the spirit of advancement
could no longer bv suppressed. Accord
ingly, a neat orpan was purchased and
placed in position. The older memliers
were greatly Indignant, und to show
their displeasure refused to attend
church services when the "patent
squeak thing" was to be heard. As a
result separate meetings are now being
conducted by tho two factions. The
division between the "organ" and the
"anti-organ" fuctiou Is so broad that
the minister has lost all hope of re
uniting the congregation.
High Officlols Are Criticized by the Presi
dont of the A. P. A.
Detroit. Mich., Jnn. S. W. J. H. Tral
nor, supreme president of the American
Protective association. Is about to Issue
nn oillcial circular reviewing the pro
gress of the organization and the pres
ent situation, lie states that a lurge
number of the members of congress are
also members of the A. P. A. pledged to
a number of measures, most of which
will be Introduced Into the house dur
ing the present session.
Tralnor attacks President Cleveland
In these words:
"It Is doing no Injustice to Mr. Cleve
land to assert that If the I'nited States
bad been a vapul country and the Pope
a temporal sovereign our president
could not have given more recognition
to the papacy ns a temporal power than
he has during his present term of
Allison nrd Uocd come In for a fair
share of condemnation for what Mr.
Tralnor alleges as their pro-paonl at
titude and their antagonism to the pa
triotic orders. He presents the names
of Hon. W. S. Linton, of Michigan;
Senator John II. t lear. of Iowa: Hover
nor W. O. Bradley, of Kentucky, and
ex-President Harrison as worthy of the
support of the A. PA. '
Employes at Western New York and
Pennsylvania Shops Puit Work.
Buffalo. N. Y.. Jan. 3. The strike at
the Western New York and Pennsyl
vania railroad simps here, which began
yesterday when about 3t) workmen
went out because of the discharge of
fellow employed, assumed larger pro
portions today and threatens to become
serious. Resolutions were atlonted at
u mass meeting demanding the rein
statement of tln discharged men and
Ihe restoration of the ten per oen'-. re
duction made three years ago. The em
ployes say that In case the difficulties
are not nd.lusted It Is altogether prob
able that, the Western New York and
Pennsylvania will be tied up.
The chief complaint of the men Is
that the company has been discharging
men because they have taken an active
part In the labor movements of the day.
A conference was held today between
the strikers a"d the railroad otllclals.
The strikers made the proposition that
they would return to work If the com
pany would agree to shorten hours In
stead of discharging men. The com
pany took the matter under advise
ment. Seventy-five men are out.
Hotel Proprietor and His Sister N. ar ly
Shenandoah, Pa.. Jun. 3. The Fnlr
vlew Hotel at Lakeside, a summer re
sort near here, was totally destroyed by
lire, with all Its contents, this morning.
Richard K. Coognn. the proprietor, nnd
his sister, who were the only occupants
of the hotel, had a narrow escape from
death. Mr; Coogan was nearly suffo
cated by the smoke when he awoke, but
niunageii to get to his sister's room and
dragged her out of bed In an uncon
scious condition.
I'pon ronohlner the stairway he was
met by the. flumes acendlnsg from the
rooms below, and was obliged to escape
to the awning through a second-story
England Has No Desire for Arbitration In
Venezuelan .Matter.
Rome. Jan. 3. It Is reported In clerical
circles here that the pope offered to
mediate In the Venezuela boundary
dispute, but that Kngland refused to
accept the offer. Orders puve been is
sued to the keeper of the archives of
the propaganda Fide to make further
researches for documents connected
with the Venezuela missions.
As stated exclusively by the United
Press yesterday Important documents
have been found In the archives of the
Vatican relating to the Catholic mis
sions In Venezuela. These documents
show that the missions within the ter
ritory claimed by tlreat Britain were In
cluded in the diocese of Caracas prior
to the acquirement of Guiana by the
Woman Weighs :tOO Pounds and Floated
for Three Honrs.
Carlisle. Pa., Jan. 3. The wife of
Alexander Oeese. a N .wllle farmer. Is
Incapable of drownin . Y'esterday she
Jumped into Conodogulnet Creek, in
tending to commit suicide. Mrs. Oeese
weighs 300 poundH, and her body would
not sink. After floating for three hours
she was discovered and pulled o it by
neighbors. Just as she was about boat
ing over the falls. When rescued she
was almost frozen, hut will recover.
It was no effort for Mrs. Oeese to
keep her head above water. She can
not swim a sroke. but she bobbed about
In the deep water like a cork. She
couldn't wade out. as the water whs far
too deep, and so Hhe floundered about
helpless. It was a frightful sifuutlon,
as the water was freezing cold.
Singular culmination of a Double l.ovo
Affair In Ypsilonti. .Mich.'
Ypsilantl, Midi.. Jan. 3. A double
love story culminated last evening In a
double wedding at the home of Rev. R.
W. Van Kirk, the contracting parties
being Mrs. Mary J. Bailey, a widow,
who Joined hands with Charles P. Dol
bee. a widower, and Nellie Bailey, who
became at otice the step-dauchtcr and
daughter-in-law of Charles Dolbee by
marrying William Dolbee, her newly
made brother.
William acted ns best man when his
father married his stt.' -mother, who
afterward became his m.ither-in-law.
The parties reside at Oakvllle.
. The Robber Identified,
vhlcago. Jan. S. The of the high
way robber killed by Jiistlee Blu tie
Wednesday night has been identified as
that cf Charles Ross, of Toronto, Out.
WAS I llMiToTw'A I FS.
The discovery nnd operation of great pe
troleum fields In Austria-Hungary have
been reported to th? state deimrlnient nv
George II. Murphy, I'nited Btates com
mercial agent at Luxemburg.
Karon von Btumm, the German military
attuehe. whose left arm was" broken by
being thrown from his horse while fox
hunting on Wednesday, wll be onlv tem
porarily Inconvenienced b yhls Injuries.
Chairman Ulngley. of the wuys and
means committee, has appointed H. M.
Lord, of Rockland. Me., lo be clerk of that
body and E. J. Merrill assislaut clerk .
English Bushwhackers Cause an End
less Amount of Trouble.
It Is 1'robaMo That lie Has Been .Made an
Example of by the Angry lloers.
i:nland Agitated by the
London.Jan. 3. The fact that the tele
graph wires in South Africa have been
devoted to government work since the
trouble In the Transvaal occurred and
the fact that no private cable messages
have been received from South Africa
for four days has led to all kinds of ru
mors being put In circulation regarding
tho situation in the South African re
public and the fate of the British In
vaders of that country. One of these
reports has it that Dr. Jameson has
been shot by his captors, and another
Is that the Citlanders In Johannesburg
have risen against the Boer government
und given the city over to flames. What
truth there Is In these stories. It Is of
course Impossible now to ascertain
owing to government monopoly of the
telegraph lines, but it Is Judged that
most. If not all. of the reports are based
upon the fears engendered by the un
certainty regarding the fate that the
Boers, slow to aoger.. but strong in
wrath, may have meted out to the 111
advised and foolhardy Kngllshinen who
attempted to compel the Boers to grant
concessions by force of arms.
It may be, however, that the report
of the shooting of Ir. Jameson Is true.
If he has been tried by court martial
and convicted there Is scarcely a doubt
that execution would promptly follow
the passing of sentence.
At 8.50 o'clock this evening a repre
sentative of the I'nited Press called at
the foreign office to confirm. If possible,
the report of the shooting of Dr. Jam
eson. He was informed by otllclals
there that they had received no infor
mation further than had already been
made public. No news had been re
ceived from Transvaal since last night.
Mr. Chamberlain, the colonial sec
retary, was ut the office waiting for
dispatches. He hus had frequent con
ferences with the war office and ad
miralty olllclnls but no special Instruc
tions bearing on the situation had yet
been issued to the naval or military
Amsterdam, Jnn. 3. A dispatch re
ceived nt the Britltdi colonial otllce last
night concerning the defeat of Dr.
Jameson's filibustering expedition
against the South African republic,
stated that he invading party surren
dered to the Hoers after a conlllct in
which a number of men were killed anil
wounded. The governor of Cape Colony
was Informed that 1r. Jameson paid no
heed to the message ordering him to
return. He went on anld was sur
rounded by a large force of Boers near
Krufcrsdorii. where ,thc battle took
pluce. Dr. Jameson and the other pris
oners were taken to Johannesburg.
Charles Atkinson, an Innocent .Man, Is
Set I'rco After Having Served Seventeen
.Months in Prison.
Trenton, N. J., Jan. S.-Chnrles At
kinson, the Camden mini commit ted to
state's prison In May. IMil, on the now
confessed perjured testimony of his.
stepdaughter. Mary Miller, who alleged
that he had assaulted her, at 2 o'clock
today left the prison a free man. His
pardon w hich was grunted to him was
mormally read to him a short time be
fore his departure, but Atkinson hul
been told yesterday ufternoon that the
purdon hud been granted.
The liberated man left for Bridge
ton, via Camden, on the i.y, o'clock
train. His wife Is in Krldgeton and he
said he wished to reach her us quickly
as possible, "for it was she." lie added,
"who really secured my pardon. She
had been to see me often anil written
to me many times. She did everything
In her power to secure my freedom."
A reporter gave Atkinson the first cltrar
he had smoked in seventeen mouthy
and as he left Ihe prison. he turned u.r.1
waved his hand to the convicts r.p.o
were watching tils depurturc. '
"My daughter," he said, "rjnde th.
charge agsdist nie In a won-,ent of
anger, nnd. being fearful of ihe con
sequences, stuck to her story. I will
not prosecute her, but, llslpj; 'i,.r H n
state's evidence, will irosucu(. th'so
who urged her on. Thev parties 1
cannot now name but I know who thev
are and I hnve suillcicnt evidence to
convict then "
The only e Vets of Atkinson's Impi i.
onment were risible In dark rings iimlfr
Ills eyes. He seemed to be quite st-onir
and hearty.
. Cave-In nt Plymouth.
WIlkes-B.m-e. Pa., Jan. X Several ea-i
londe-l with coal descending a plane In the
t.aylord shurt. at Plymouth, last night
Jumped the track am! knocked tho tim
ber work In all directions. An hour later
a cave-in occurred ng considerable
damage to the Interior. The spot where
the accident took place was in the vein
where the thirteen men lost their lives
two years ago.
Now York Wants Convention.
New York, Jan. 3. Th" linance commit
tee of the committee of Hm which is boom
ing New N ork ns the place for huldlng the
I'fmocratic national convention met th's
artei-noon, but did little more than discus
the general situation and to cull for a
meeting of the committee of twenty-fl v
at the Fifth Avenue hold next .Momlav
Commission Will Meet.
Washington, Jan. 3. Pour of the five
niemlM'ts of the Venezuelan , liuiimlurv
eoniinlsslnii will assemble, in the diplomatic
room of Ihe stale ilepurnneut tomorrow
for the inn-pose of having :m Informal
talk over the work before them. Mr. White
will be unuble to be present.
1 Riisii i,orki;ngossii
A deficit of frl.W.'ias lx eji discovered 'n
the Civic Savings bunk, of Oftenburg, Ba
den, anil Treusurer Vmuz Bauer has been
A report Is current on the Vienna Bourse
lhat Uusslii has offered a gold loan of
about $9,uHMiiiu to the I'nited States.
The Porte has consented to accept tho
offer of foreign representatives uc Con
atautinoplc that the foreign consuls at
Aleppo wedinte between the Turks ami Ar
menians who hold Zeitoun for Its surren
der. .
T ie 'treat Ice palace at Lenilvllle, Col.,
will he formally opened today.
Charles lingers, a Southern tna., pois
oned himself at Ixm Angeles, IV1.
Lawyer Klbert Clement, of Ilcverslra w,
N". V.. committed suicide by inhaling II
lumliinting gas.
Kour prisoners broke Jjtfl Wednesday
night at Murphyshoro. III., including Hen
ry Jones, a murderer.
Samuel (lompers has succeeded John Me
Bride as president or lie American Ped
crntion of I.iilicr. and has Iickuii work.
Tennessee ik-ki'opk celebrated Knianclpa
tion day anniversary at Memphis, and
pledged ihelr support to Thomas II. Heed.
Governor Hustings and Mrs. Hustings,
accompanied by Attorney General Mcl'or
mlck and others, from Harrisburg, have
arrived St St. Louis.
Our annual clearing sale of table lln
ens. previous to Inventory, has always
been looked forward to with interest byl
Intelligent housekeepers, and Judging1
from the many inquiries already made
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 IRRK-.
S1STIBLK BARGAINS will be fcrougM
forward from day to day and will com
prise everything throughout the de
partment, from a table linen at Twenty
Ave Cents a Yard to one of our Douele
Satin Damasks, at Two Dollars and ft
Half or over; also, In table napkin
from one Dollar a Dozen U 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 yoil
at least Twenty-tlve Cents on every"
dollar Invested.
Hxtra choice line of Dinner and Tesj
Sets, Lunch Ckdhs, Center pieces, Doy
lies. etc.
Our usual fine assortment of German
"SHVer- Wench" Damasks.
Agency for John 8. Brown & Sons' lln
ens, "Rest In the World."
Sale commences Monday morning and
will last for ten days.
510 and 512
Increase every day In
the; year; more good shoe
make more good friends.
Great reductions In
1 prices before, taking
'inventory in ... .
Watches, BtaMtfs
mi Silverware.
4D8 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
She Kccelves an I nexpected Package
Containing Conscience Money.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa.. Jan. 3. Miss Car
rle Sweeney, of I'lttston, received an
unexpected package today from Ne
braska containing nearly one hundred
forty yearsngo MlssSweeney's father
lived at Sebastopol.a suburb of Plttston,
nnd was then employed by the Penn
sylvania Conl company. One pny'day
while going home from his work he lost
quite a largo sum of money, which was
never found. Mr. Sweeney died twenty-two
years ago. The party who sent
the money to Miss Sweeney from Ne.
braska complained In the letter that he
had found it and for twenty-five years
his conscience had chided him for not
returning It. The sender refused to give
his name.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair, colder,
with a cold wave; hjfh nurth westerly)