The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 16, 1896, Image 1

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    THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAiUY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
I -dL .'a. a.
EIGHT rAGES5tf COLUMNS.
JSCBANTON, PA., THURSDAY MOBN1NG, JANUA11Y 10, 1896.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
FYOU
Had gone through our Dress Goods
mock last week and made the mark
lown in prices for this great mid
winter sale, you would certainly have
been more moderate In the figure cut
ting that we have been.
Everything Is marked for the slaugh
ter: everything hus tuken on a :iew
price and on Tuesday morning, Jan.
14, we open the greatest.
MidWlnter
Dress Goods
Sale
In our history. There Isn't an Item
in the following list that is not season
able, and all are In ttich with fash
ion's most rigid requl Vnients.
Je Fad
6$ pice double fold Plaid In thirteen
styles. Black and Whites as well
as bright colorings. Kegular value,
, l.'icents.
82 pieces Chamelon fancies, 34 Inches
wide. Ten two toned effects in dots,
.figures, etc. All dark colors. .Value 18c.
SALE PRICK 12c.
l ease 14-Inch fancies, full assortment of
.Dark . Shades. Good medium weight
in an extra good 18c. cloth.
BALK PRICE 12Vo
C3 pieces 34-Inch illuminated Suitings in
as handsome a range of smalt Jacquard
effects as you can possible imagine.
. Full value for 22c. '
SALE PRICE 15c.
tO pieces .16-Inch all Wool Suitings. Cor
rect winter weight In as attractive a
range of Pin Checks and Stripes and
plain colors as your funcy could sug
gest. Were sold at 35c.
SALE PRICE 22c.
13 pieces domestic Crepons, hard twist
effects In a dozen different desirable
shade combinations. Worth all of 45c.
SALE PRICE 25c.
40 pieces all Wool Cashmeres, 40 inches
wide; shade list as follows: Curdinul,
Garnet, gold, nut and seal browns.
' light and durk navy. Sapphire, light
and durk myrtle, light and dark slate,
und black. This has been a leading
vulue at ililjiu.
SALE PRICE 25c.
SO pieces .18-inch all Wool French Serge;
superb list of solid colors -and a weight
that Just suits the season. Lowest
former price 3T'c.
SALE PRICE 31c.
10 pieces 50-Inch all Wool French Serge,
very tine twill in the following excel
lent shades: Scurlet, Cardinal. Oar
i net. Wool, Gold, Seal and Mid Brown,
Slate, Olive and Myrtle. Cheap at 5Uc.
, SALE PRICE 39c.
IS pieces 40-inch Jacquard weave suit
ings. This lot consists of the balances
of ten different lines carried during the
' aeason now closing. The shade list
could not be improved on, and their ao
- tuul values range from iw. to 85c.
SALE PRICE 37!4C.
25 pieces 50-Inch Flannel Suitings In
- Scarlet, Cardinal, Gold, Medium and
Seal Brown, Tan, Navy, Myrtle and
lilack: also mixtures in Grev. Hrown
and fancies. Never sold under 45c.
- ! SALE PRICE 33c.
M pieces 50-Inch Ladies Cloth, extra
weight In Navy, Black. 3 Browns,
Myrtle, Garnet, Cardinal, Slate and
popular mixtures. Full value for 75c.
SALE PRICE 59c.
10 pieces 45-Inch Storm Serge Navy only.
' Full Me. quality.
SALE PRICE 42c.
IS pieces 50-Inch French Storm Serge In
Navy or Black. Usually (Sc.
SALE PRICE 55c.
10 pieces 52-lnoh Bourette Suitings,
Scotch Tweed effects, hard finish,
" heavy weight. Been 75c.
SALE PRICE 50c.
piece 60-Inch fancy mixed Boucle Suit
ing; heavy winter weight. Were 11.25.
, SALE PRICE 75c.
. Of Novelty Suitings In Bilk and Wool
r Weaves; regular 75c. and 85c. Cloths
In choice effects.
SALE PRICE 4.
UAREHOUSE ?
We've
Spared
Mill
Ba
aice
THE SILVER DEBATE IS ON
Two Long Speeches Against the
Further Issue of Bonds.
EX-SPEAKER GROW HEARD
II llnters Vigorous Protest Against tba
Encroachment of the President I'pon
the Prerogative of the llouse-The
Pension Bill Discussed.
Washington. Jan. 15. The aenate listened-
today to two long speeches
against the further Issue of I'nlted
States bonds and In favor of the use
of silver money; the tlrst was made
by Mr. 'Mills (Democrat. Texas) and
the second by Mr. Peffer (Populist.Kan
sas). Mr. Mills" speech wa bitterly de
nunciatory of the national banking:
system, and was an arraignment of the
financial policy of the president and of
the secretary of the treasury; while
Mr. Peffer denied that there was any
authority In existing statutes for the
issue of United States bonds. Although
the Kansas senutor spoke for two hours
und a quarter he did not conclude all
that he desired to say, preferring to go
on with the remainder of his speech
tomorrow.
On the same general subject a Joint
resolution was Introduced by Mr. Pugh
(Democrat. Alabama) being a repro
duction of what Is known as the Stan
ley Mathews resolution, declaring all
government bonds payable, principal
and Interest, at the pleasure of the gov
ernment, In standard silver dollars.
Mr. Pugh said that he would ask a vote
on the resolution tomorrow without de
bate but subsequently.on account of the
absence of several senators, he said
he would not ask a vote until Monday.
The senate at 4.25 adjourned until
tomorrow, with the understanding that
adjournment tomorrow would be till
Monday.
Mr. Grow' Protest
As was the case on Tuesday, the most
striking event of today's proceedings
in the house occurred just previous to
adjournment. The venerable ex-Speaker
Gulushu A. Grow, representative at
large from Pennsylvania, moved
thereto by a colloquy between Messrs.
Picklcr. (Rep.. S. Dak.), and W. A.
Stone. (Rep.. Pa.), as to the probable
action of the president upon a general
revision of the pension laws, protested
earnestly against the encroachment by
the htad of the executive department
of the government, or by any of his
clerks, upon the prerogatives of the
house.
Apropos to this colloquy, the vener
able ex-Sneaker Grow (Rep., Pa.), ad
dressed the house briefly uoon the ne
cessity of resenting the encroachment
upon its prerogatives by the executive.
He said:
I'nder the long established parliament
ary law It has always been regarded as
un invasion of the prerogatives of parlia
ment for any one to defer its discussions
to the opinion of the king on any question
pending before it.
A member Is Mr. Cleveland "the king"?
Mr. Grow In reference to matters of
this kind he occupied the same relation
to the houses of congress that the sover
eign In Great Britain does to parliament.
The president exercises the veto power;
anil. If we do not have on any given meas
ure the two-thirds vote necessary to over
come that, he is, so far, the king.
In the last congress we had before us,
on one occasion, a bill headed "the bill of
the secretary of the treasury." What has
that odlrer to do with presenting a bill
In this house? We have had here at
tempts by the secretaries of the different
departments to Influence legislation: they
have sent in here letters to be read with
reference to pending measures, and lu
one case a letter was read here from the
president of the United States having ref
erence to a measure then pending in the
house and Just about to be voted upon.
I trust such practices will be discontinued.
This house owes It to Itself to make the
president understand that he has nothing
to do with the action of this legislative
body till a bill formally passed is pre
sented to him for his approval (applause);
only in that contingency, has he the right
to express his approval or disapproval.
Nor has any one of the heads of de
partments, except the secretary of the
treasury the right to communicate his
views uninvited to this house. That offi
cer may report to this house on Important
questions affecting the revenues; but
when he sends here a bill headed "the bill
of the secretary of the treasury," ' the
house owes It to Itself to return that bill
to him and to say that he cannot Invade
In that wuy the prerogatives of this body,
any more than can the president of the
I'nlted States by his having a letter read
here Just on the eve of a vote upon an Im
portant measure.
I am well aware that the majority In
thin house today Would take no orders
from the present executive; it is not in
that view that I am raising this question.
1 simply submit that the legislative de
partment of the government owes It to
Itself to resent any attempt on the part
or the executive or his clerks to Influence
the vote of this house on pending legisla
tion. (Applause.)
The greaterp art of the session was
devoted to the discussion of the pen
sion appropriation bill, various Republi
can members criticising the administra
tion of the pension bureau. Mr. Walsh
(Rem, N. Y.) united with his colleague,
Mr. Cummlngs, in assuring the house
that the Democrats of New York ap
proved a liberal pension policy. He In
voked the chivalry of the members
from the South, which, he suid, has
never been appealed to In vain, to vote
for the bill and the amendment pro
posed by the committee and thereby
aid in making comfortable the widows
of those who had met them In the Held
In open and honorable conflict.
Mr. W. A. Stone, (Kep., i'a.) in charge
of the bill, gave notice that he would
tomorrow ask thef house to consider the
bill under the five minute rule, with a
view to reaching a vote before adjourn
ment. Mr. MeClellan Seated.
In the morning hour the house adopted
a resolution reported by Mr. Johnson
(Rep., Ind.) from elections committee
No. 2, confirming the right of George
B. McClellan to the seat he holds In the
house as the representative from the
Twelfth New York district tne contest
therefor having been abandoned by
Robert H. Chesbrough, the Republican
candidate.
Senate bills were passed amending the
land grant forfeiture act so as to permit
purchases of lands Included within the
forfeited grants, to purchase segre
gated tracts up to a maximum limit of
320 acres, and to grant an American
register to the steamer Miami, rebuilt
from the British steamer in en to.
tValilng for Mr. Jones. .
A special meeting of the senate conv
mittee on finance was held this after
noon. It was of short duration, and
was due to the desire of the Republicans
to have an early report on the tariff bill
All the Democratic members were pres
ent but Mr. Vest and they announced
their intention of voting adversely on
the motion to report the bill In any
shape. Mr. Wolcott expressed himself
as favorable to the report of the bill as
It came from the house but no one was
able to say how Mr. Jones, of Nevada,
stood. At first Mr. Jones was favorable
to the bill as it came from thehouse,
but he has been quoted as saying
he would Insult on bis 16 per cent, ad
dltlon to the house bill In the sugar
schedule, and tba Republicans did not
car to assume the responsibility of
MreJrr him m th-Mr-column- nntll he
appeared for himself. It Is thought that
Mr. Jones will permit the bill to be re
ported without amendment and make
his fight In the senate for his amend
ment putting the sugar schedule on the
same level with the other schedules In
creased by the houso bill.
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
Various Cliques of the tnterrlflcd Are
Confident That Success Will Reward
Their Efforts.
Washington. Jan. 15. The corridors
of the Arlington hotel are filled to
night with crowds of politicians who
are eagerly discussing the prospects of
the various cities which are contending
for convention honors. The New York
people retain the same air of confidence
they have worn all day and seem fully
satisfied that they cannot be beaten.
They are claiming 23 votes, one more
than they expected this afternoon and
believe that when the break comes and
the weaker claimants drop out of the
tight they will receive enough addition
al votes to give them a majority. Their
ranks were reinforced tonight by the
arrival of the members of the citizens'
committee which Is a non-partisan
body, headed by Isador Strauss, who
reached the Arlington at 9 o'clock.
A delegation from Tammany hall ar
rived simultaneously and are quar
tered at the Shoreham.
The St. Louis contingent spent a busy
duy and some other representatives
hnve met personally every member of
the committee In the city. They do not
regard New York as a serious competi
tor: believing that the support of that
city will speedily disintegrate after a
few ballots. They believe that their
only real competitor is Chicago and
make no secret of their apprehensions
in this particular. At a late hour to
night there is some consternation In the
ranks of the St. Loulsans over the re
port that Senators Gorman and Brlce,
and Chairman Ilarrity are working
against them. At the hour at which
this despatch Is written (11 o'clock)
some of the Mlssourians are discour
aged at the outlook and disposed to be
lieve that the fight Is lost. '
It Is obvious that notwithstanding
Chicago's apparent Inactivity the city-
is well regarded by the members of the
national committee and there are not
wanting those who have no direct in
terest in Chicago who believe that the
lake city will tomorrow bear off the
convention honors.
It Is believed that before morning
the leading members of the committee
will agree upon one of the cities to
which their Inlluence will be thrown,
and It is regarded as reasonably cer
tain that their conclusions will be
adopted by a majority of the members.
The Cincinnati delegation are playing
a waiting game and hope to become
the second choice of a sufficient number
of the committee to win. They believe
that if St. Louis drops out of the race,
the major part of its strength will go
to Cincinnati.
STILL IN DOUBT.
Both Quay and Martin Forces Claim the
Victory in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Jan. 15. The control of
the city committee Is still in doubt and
will probably remain so until rrlday
night, and the result may not be known
until even next Monday night. Un Fri
day night the executive committees of
the ward committees meet to elect the
city committeemen. Under the follow
ing rule of the party the whole situation
Is complicated. The rule is as follows:
All nominees of the p -ty for ward
officers shall be ex-otnelo members of
their ward executive committees for the
election at which they are nominees
for two weeks thereafter and be entitled
to vote therein. If either side is able
to Influence these nominees their vote
may turn the scale in favor of either
faction. Even after the meeting of the
ward committees on Friday night the
control of the city committee may be
still In doubt until the meeting of that
committee itself on Monday evening,
when the result will be announced.
The administration forces, led by Da
vid Martin and Mayor Warwick, claim
23 out of th. 37 wards, and the Quay
men claim ;o, but there seems to be
nine wards that can be classed as
doubtful. Still, so far as can be figured
out at present, It would seem that the
administration will control the city
committee by a small majority. Even
if this is so, senator Quay has achieved
a victory in Philadelphia, as his as
saults on the lines of his opponents have
badly shattered them and he Is now
firmly intrenched In the party machin
ery of Philadelphia.
COUNTY AUDITORS' CASE.
Say the Law Affecting Schuylkill and
Luzerne Counties t nconstltutlonal.
Pottsvlle, Pa., Jan. 15. The Schuyl
kill county auditors have .filed an an
swer with Judge Savldge, of North
umberland county, specially presiding,
to the writ of quo warranto Issued at
the Instance of Attorney General Mc-
Cormick to show cause why they should
not vacate their office. It is claimed
that the county controller act has abol
ished the office of auditor.
The answer sets forth that the office
was created by the constitution and
the same has not been repealed by an
amendment to the fundamental law,
and the act of the 27th of June, 185, cre
ating the office of controller Is uncon
stitutional. It is special in its terms so
far as creating the office of county con
troller Is concerned as It provides only
for county controllers in counties that
show by the last decenlal census the
population of 150,000 or over that only
two counties In the state, viz.: Schuyl
kill and Luzerne, are affected by said
act; that the passage of said act Is In
violation of clause 17. section 7 article 3
of the constitution Inasmuch as it cre
ates an office for only these two counties
and prescribes and limits the duties of
the county auditors and likewise pre
scribes and limits the duties of county
commissioners in the said two counties.
Brewing Company Chartered.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Jan. ICThe Reading
Eagle Savings Fund of Reading, capital,
ll.Uuw.OOu, ami the Lackawanna Brewing
company of Scranton, capital, rJUO.00),
were chartered today.
CONDENSED STATE TOPICS.
Merchant J. O. Jacobs Is mysteriously
missina- from Davldsburg. York county,
and the sheriff has seized his store for
debts.
At a meeting of the stockholders, held
at Drlfton, Alfred Walters was elected
president of the Delaware Susquehanna
ana scnuyimii rauroau.
York councils refused to confirm the
mayor's nomination of A. II. Pflleger, for
chief of the Are department, as the tire'
men preferred another candidate.
The Northern Central railway has ob
tained a supersedeas to prevent the erec
tlon of an electric railway bridge over
its tracks at Rlverton, Cumberland coun
ty.
The state board of undertakers at Pitts
burg completed the work of examining ap
plicants for license yesterday afternoon,
and adjourned to meet In Philadelphia
the nrst wees in February. .
Philadelphia book agents or publisher
are alleged tohave swindled Miss Nettle
I Thompson, of Allentown, out of 1200.
Delaware county's board of poor dl
rectors made Charles H. N. Martel, one
of It members, treasurer and purchasing
scent, and stirred up a political row,
OIN TRACTION TROUBLES
Efforts of Citizens Committece to
Make Peace.
STREET CAR MEN INDIGNANT
They Claim That tba Traetlon Company
Simply. Wish to Gain Tlmo-The
Pen co Commission Will Meet Today-Trouble
Apprehended.
PhlladelDhla. Jan. 15. The conference
between a cltixens' committee headed by
Archbishop Ryan, and President Welsh
and the directors of the Union Traction
company,-which was requested by the
former body for tne purpose oi en
deavoring to settle-the difficulties be
tween the traction company and Its
conductors and motormen.. was held
today. ' The conference was held be
hind closed doors and lasted about two
hours. At Its conclusion it was an
nounced that It had been agreed to ap
point a commission which "shall hear
a committee of employes as to any
grievances which are alleged to exist
and to consider such alleged grievances
witn a view or determining wnicn, u
any, of them do exist, and which are
susceptible of possible adjustment and
to consider the method of adjusting the
same."
The commission will consist of Arch
bishop Ryan, of the Roman Catholic
church, Bishop Whltaker, of the Prot
estant Episcopal church. Bishop Foss,
of the Methodist Episcopal church.
.George Griffiths, secretary of the Chris
tian League, John E. Ha I id and John
Sparhawk, Jr., representing the Clti
xens' committee; John Lowber Welsh,
Thomas Dolan. J. J. Sullivan, P. A. B.
Widener. William H. Slielinerdlne and
Caleb Fox, representing the Union
Traction company, and six employes of
the union Traction company to be se
lected by the men.
Employe Indignant.
After the conference with the Trac
tion company officials the citizens' com
mittee met the committee of six that
has been representing the employes and
reported the result of the meeting. At
first the committee of six Indignantly
refused to accede to the proposition and
accused the traction company of seek
ing further delay and for a time seemed
as If a strike would be ordered at once.
After listening to the arguments and
pleadings of th citizens' committee the
men's committee finally agreed to ac
cept the commission and three o'clock
tomorrow afternoon was fixed as the
hour for the commission to meet.
NO SHU'S FOR TURKEY.
Secretary Olney Declines to Discus
Rumors Regarding th Fleet.
Washington. Jan. 15. The United
Press cable dispatch from Constanti
nople, stating that the Turkish minis
ter here had been Informed by the Unit
ed States governmnet that no addition
al warships had been ordered to Turk
ish waters, was probably based on a
communication made to Mavryoeni Bey
when the Turkish minister visited the
state department. Mr. Olney this af
ternoon declined to say anything on
the subject. The announcement of the
Porte is practically of little interest.
excepting In so far as It officially con
firms the understanding In naval circles
that no actual orders had been Issued to
Rear Admiral Bunce to send any of the
vessels now under, his command at
Hampton Roads. But notwlthstand
this, it Is understood to be true that
the project of sending a portion at
least, of Admiral Bunce' fleet to the
Levant has been considered by the
president and his advisors.
That no formal action has been the
result, of this consideration does not
necessarily mean that the project has
been abandoned, for the fleet Is still
held In home waters, although nearly
a month has passed since the date set
for its departure for a practice cruise In
the West Indies. '
CARLISLE'S NEW CIRCULAR.
Additional Instrnetlona Regarding Sub
scription Have Been Issued.
Washington, Jan. 15. Secretary par
lisle tonight Issued the following addi
tional circular regarding the subscrip
tion to 4 per cent, bonds;
Washington. D. C, Jan. 13, 189.
Treasury Circular (No. 3. U) dated Jan.
0, 181W, Inviting proposals for the purchase
of one hundred million dollars (JlOO.OOO.tWO)
of United States 4 per cent, bonds. Is here
by so modified that, after the payment
of the first installment of 20 per cent, with
accrued Interest, as required In suld cir
cular, .the remainder of the amounts bid
may be paid in Installments of 10 per cent,
each, and accrued interest at the end of
each iifteen day thereafter; but all ac
cepted bidders may pay the whole
amount of their bids at the time of the
first Installment, and all accepted bidders
who have paid all Installments previously
maturing may pay the whole amount of
their bids at any time not later than the
maturity of the last tiistullment.
Accepted bidders who pay the whole
amount at the time of the first installment
or at any date thereafter, as above pro
vided, will be entitled to receive, at the
date of the payment, the whole amount of
bonds awarded to them, and accepted bid
ders who pay by Installments will be en
titled to receive at the dates of such pay
ments the amount of bonds paid for.
(Signed) J. O. Carlisle.
Secretary of the Treasury.
OFF TO OTHER FIELDS.
Men Who Passed "Queer" at Williams,
port Have Vanished.
Wllliamsport, Pa., Jan. 15. It was
learned tonight that the two. presum
ably Italian "shovers" of counterfeit
five and ten dollar bills, who victim
ised over a doxen people here, left lust
night over the Reading railroad for
New York city. One purchased his
ticket here and the other waited until
he reached Leadshurg, before securing
his, leaving the train just long enough
to do so.
This man is described as a foreigner,
thought to be an Italian. He was about
five feet six Inches In height, weighing
about 150 pounds, with a full, smooth
and pock marked face. He wore a
small cap and a short overcoat.
FORAKER FAVORS SILVER.
Ohio's Senator Doe Not Bel love That the
White Metal Should be Debased.
Columbus, O., Jan. 15. In the joint
session of the senate and house at noon
today the minutes of the two branches
were read, showing that ex-Uovernor
Foraker had received a mrjorlty of the
votes in each branch and he was de
dared elected United States senator to
succeed Calvin 8. Brlce. His term be'
gins March 4. 1897.
A committee was appointed to escort
Mr. Foraker to the hall of the house.
In his speech to the general assembly
Mr. Foraker thanked the large Re
publican majority for the distinguished
honor and the Democratic majority
for their honest opposition to his elec
tlon. He declared that he was In favor
of protection to American Industries
and of reciprocity. On the ' coinage
question he said: "I am In favor of
bimetallism. I think It was a mistake
to demonetise silver and I hope that
some safe way will be found to restore
It to its proper place by the side of gold
as a money metal."
He also declared that It was almost
criminal negligence for the United
States not to build the Nicaragua canal
at once.
WORK OF DESTRUCTION.
Cuban Insurgents Continue to Harrasa
the Government Troops, But Avoid a
Serious Battle.
Havana, Jan. 15. via Key West. Jan.
15 Gome. Is fifteen miles south of here.
Campos' wall of troops has failed to
keep him west. The situation Is more
grave than at any time since the be
ginning of the war. Thousands of
troops have been thrown into Havana
province, yet the destruction of towns,
residences and estates continue. Many
towns offering resistance are burned;
those surrendering are spared. Rail
road traffic In the entire Island Is para
lyzed. The engineers of the Havana
roads have refused to run trains, and
the companies upheld their action. I
am Informed that the authorities of the
roadii have stopped the trains until the
safety of property Is assured. The
town of Bejucal. fifteen miles south,
was captured Monday. Thirtv-flve
houses, twenty cars and the railroad
station were burned. The volunteers
surrendered, but the regulars in the
block house held out. Other Important
towns burned in the past week are:
Gabriel. 2,500 Inhabitants; Gulra. 4.500;
Artemsla, Aguacate and Benavides.
The Insurgents since the Invasion of
the western provinces have succeeded
In avoiding a serious battle. There are
skirmishes daily. The only Important
engagement was on Jan. 10, near Qui
vlcan, when the Gomes party was at
tacked by Adecoa. Thirty-six wound
ed Spaniards were brought here. The
Insurgent loss Is unknown.
Cane Industry Paralysed.
Probably a third of the cane cron has
been burned. Grinding has almost
ceased. Gomes has Issued orders to
stop burning cane, and if the estates
attempt grinding he will destroy the
buildings and machinery: Owing to
the friendliness of the tobacco growers
and workers the crop of tobacco han
been spared. The insurgents now burn
towns instead of crops. The Cubans
claim that all the towns In Plnar prov
ince nave surrendered. Gomes and
Maceo have gained many recruits re
cently. The eastern columns under
Jose Maceo. Rabl and Cebreco, are com
ing west. Cespedes, Carlllo and Aleurre
have already reached Matansas prov
ince, it is expected a union or rebel
forces will take place near Havana.
The government troops pursue the In
surgents from town to town. The for
mer are infantry, and the latter mount
ed. It is Impossible to overtake the In
surgents and force battle.
The censorship is most rigid. The
Havana papers have stopped publish
ing extrus; cablegrams are scrutinised,
and much matter eliminated. Campos
remains here and has no Intention of
resigning.
PATRIOTIC REDS.
Twd Indians from Oklahoma Desire to
' Remove British Scalps.
Washington, Jan. 15. The secretary
of the interior today received a letter
from two Indians in Oklahoma terri
tory, offering their service to the gov
ernment should war be declared with
Great Britain over thai Venezuelan
boundary question. The letter Is
unique in expression and chlrography.
it reads:
"Qu-As-A-Po-C-Ka and Ted, Kicka
poo Brave and No-To-Sa-Qua. a fa
mous Sac and Fox scalper, desire the
Good Father to know that if the Bri
tish Lion Insists on a piece of Vene
zuela they stand ready to march
through to the frozen cones of the
Esqulmo and scalp the British as they
go.
"We suggest a present of a pair of
blankets that the Impending blizzard
may not chill the ardor of our patri
otic blood."
MR. ALLISON'S BOOM.
Is Introduced as the Next President of
the I'nlted States.
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 15. Joint cau
cus of Republicans of the house and sen
ate was the only Interesting event in
the legislature today. It was to nomi
nate a candidate for United States Sena
tor and William B. Allison was nomi
nated by acclamation to succeed him
self. There was great enthusiasm and the
house was packed. Senator Allison
was in the city, and was escorted to
the hall by a committee. He was given
an ovation and introduced to the cau
cus as the next president of the United
States.
PLYMOUTH MINE DISASTER.
Two Men Killed by a Pall of Roek at a D.
II. Shaft.
Wllkes-Barre, Jan. 15. An extensive
fall of coal took place in the Delaware
and Hudson Coal company a mine in
Plymouth today." Two miners were
caught In the fall and were crushed
to death.
They are Charles Schrader, aged 45
years, who leaves a wife and four chli
dren, and Andrew Swenovitz, 26 years
old, who also leaves a wife and six
children. John Kytnsky, aged 40 years
and William Wlcht, aged 30 years, both
laborers, were seriously injured but will
recover. .
Destitution at St. Johns.
St. Johns, N. F Jan. 15. Reports of se
vere destitution come from all parts of
the coast. The Telegram, the government
organ, confesses that a thousand families
are starving in this city and urges that
prompt measures be taken to save the
hundreds who are perishing.
Wllliamsport Republicans.
Wllliamsport, Pa., Jan. 15. The Repub
licans of this city, tonight named the
following ticket: Mayor, S. N. Williams;
controller. Harry It. Hill: treasurer. C. T.
McClarln; assessors, Jacob P. Gable, John
u. inompson and t: tz. uraff.
Our Birds Get tbe Medal.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Jan. 13. The Pennsyl
Ian la exhibit of birds and animals is ex
pected here daily from Atlanta. Pennsyl
vania Commissioner Keenan states that
it has been awarded a gold medal by the
exposition committee on awards.
Skating Accident.
York, Pa., Jan. 15. Harry C. Ketler.
aged 14, was drowned In the Codorus
creek today in attempting to rescue his
smaller brother, who had broken through
the Ice, The little boy was saved by oth
ers.
TELEGRAPHIC TICKS.
Mrs. Marion Spear, of Chicago. III., has
recovered a child In New York that was
stolen from her nine years ago.
John Neil, an employe at a packing
house in Chicago, 111., was fatally scald
ed by falling into a caldron of boiling
oil.
Ex-Judge Lyman Trumbull declares he
Is wholly out of politics, and has no
Idea of being the Populist nominee for
president
.E. W. Agnew, president of the First Na
tional bank, of Ocala, Fla., convicted of
embezzlement, has been sentenced to Ave
years in the penitentiary at Brooklyn,
w. l.
The Pawnee chief. Crazy horse, painted
his brother with patent "bullet proof
medicine and then shot at him with a rille,
wim me result- tnai tne man is oeau.
THE KEYSTONE SITUATION
Senator Quay Is Likely to Have
Friendly Delegation. '
HOW THE CONTEST SIZES UP
Tbe Junior Senator Strengthened By His
Victory in Phlladclphia-Uuff May
Be Renominated Miner far
Delegata-at-targe.
Speciul to the Scranton Tribune.
Philadelphia, Jan. 15. Result of city
committee election still In doubt. Both
Bides claim It, with chances somewhat
In favor of Durham. Inquirer.
Philadelphia, Jan. 15. The returns
from the Republican primaries held
here last night show that the primaries,
as such, were carried by the administra
tion or anti-Quay element. David Mar
tin, the administration leader, says to
day that the administration carried
twenty-three wards out of the thirty
seven In the city.
The Quay people, however, claim that
at the meeting of the city committee
next Monday night they will control
the organization. Their claim la based
on the contention that a number of men
who had so far trained with the admin
istration will flop to Quay. The ad
ministration leaders profess their ability
to hold their men. J. W. King.
Strengbt of Mr. Quay.
Harrlsburg, Jan. 15. That Senator
Quay will control the Pennsylvania
delegation to the national Republican
convention at St. Louis is now conced
ed. The State Republican' convention
will be held in this city, April 23, to
nominate two candidates for congress-men-at-large,
thirty-two presidential
electors and to elect eight delegates-at-
large and eight alternates. The dis
trict delegates to the national conven
tion will be chosen prior to the state
convention and their personnel will
demonstrate Senator Quay's strength
to such a degree that he will probably
have things as he wants them In that
body. The veteran Qalusha A. Qrow, of
Susquehanna, will be the unanimous
choice of the state convention for one
of the members of congress-at-large.
The other will come from western Penn
sylvania, and it may or may not be
Congressman Huff, of Greensburg, who
went out of his way last summer to aid
the combine.
The venerable George V. Lawrence,,
of Washington, Is a candidate to suc
ceed Colonel Huff. Lawrence is a warm
friend of Senator Quay, but It Is thought
he will be set aside and that the nom
ination may go to Allegheny county
with a view of strengthening the sena
tor's friends there. In that case Colonel
Huff will probably make a fight for the
congressional nomination In the Twa
ty-nrst district.
Senator Cameron will be one of the
delegates-at-large. Charles A. Miner,
of Luzerne, will probably be another.
He was one of the best lighters in the
ranks In the cemblno for state chair
man, but he since made terms with
Quay and counts on the senator's sup
port to elect him. Senators Penrose
and Andrews, - ex-Lieutenant Gover
nor Watres, Lieutenant Governor Ly
on, Senator Kennedy and John Rus
sell Young are mentioned by the poli
ticians on capltol hill for delegates-at-large.
The Philadelphia Primaries.
The primaries In Philadelphia last
night have practically settled the dele
gates from that city. Ex-Magistrate
Durham, the Quay leader, and ex
Mayor Edwin 8. Stuart will probably
be the representatives from the First
congressional district and ex-Postmas
ter General John Wanumaker and
Hamilton Disstdn from the Second dis
trict. David Martin and George A.
Castor will represent the Fifth district.
There are numerous candidates for
delegates from the Third and Fourth
districts and the selections have not
yet been made.
Judge Clayton, of Delaware, will be
one of the delegates from the Sixth
congressional district. The other will
come from Chester county and will
probably be Harry B. Buckwalter. Ex-
Congressman Smedley Darlington, for
many years the leader of the dominant
faction In the county, and Col. H. H.
Gllkyson, a combine supporter, are
running against Buckwalter. Darling
ton is a friend of Senator Quay, al
though the followers of the silent sena
tor are lending their support to Buck
waiter. The ex-congressman hns fall
en eut with his former friends at home
and they are anxious to get rid of him
politically by defeating him In the Im
pending contest.
District Attorney James B. Holland,
of Montgomery county, has no opposi
tion for delegate from the Seventh dis
trict. Holland carried the county for
Quay in the state chairmanship con
test and Is one of the shrewdest poli
ticians In Eastern Pennsylvania. The
combine leaders have decided not to
make a fight against him through fear
that it would Impair the chances of
Congressman Wanger for renomina
tlon. Either Bank Commissioner Gil
keson or ex-Congressman Yardley will
be the delegate from Bucks county.
Reader Prom the Eighth.
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Reeder may be one of the delegates
from the Eighth district, although he
has not yet announced his candidacy.
Aaron Goldsmith, Thomas A. H. Hay
and Horace L. Magee are contestants
for the conferrees from Northampton.
Goldsmith Is thought to be a candidate
In Secretary Reeder's interest. J. M.
Drisebaugh, the Mauch Chunk banker,
and a staunch friend of Senator Quay,
Is Carbon's choice for delegate. The
Republicans of Monroe and Pike con
cede the delegates to the other two
counties In the district.
A. M. High, the Quay leader in Perks
county, was elected last August to rep
resent the Ninth district. He has the
proud distinction of having been the
first delegates elected In the United
States to the next national convention.
Alderman Walter L. Jones, of Ijehlgh,
will be the other delegate from this dls
trclt. Jones was one of , the combine
lieutenants in the state chairmanship
contest, and carried Lehigh county for
Colonel Gilkcson. The alderman and
Senator Quay have burled the hatchet
and are again personal anu political
friends.
Lancaster county will send two Quay
delegates to the national convention.
One of these will be County Chairman
Cassell. The other will either be J.
Bust Zook or Dr. M. L. Heir, both of
whom are friendly to the senator. Sher
iff Hershey Is also a candidate, but
with poor prospects of success. The
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INLET'S
Owing to the gYeat
, success of our annual
Linen Sale we will
continue it a few days
longer. We have
added a few special
items of interest to
our patrons.
72 inch Cream Damask.'
49c. '
72 inch Cream Damask,1
63c.
66 inch Cream Damask,1
50c.
72 inch Silver Bleach
Damask, $1.00.
Cream and bleached German linen!
damask (the genuine article), German
linen towels and toweling, damask
napkins, 79c; German damask nap
kins, (1.45; odd lots of napkins at special
prices, full line of towels and the best
hem stitched huck towel ever shown
at 3 per dozen.
We have secured an
other lot of our celebrated
98 cent. Counterpanes--Best
in the market.
51$jd 512
LACKAWANNAAVENUB
I896
Will Be Brasy-
Increase every day In
the year; more good shoes
make more good friends
s,:
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WHCBEL TEE JEWEUE
I , WISHES EVERYBODY ;OuJ
A
Happy
New
Great reductions in
prices before taking
inventory In
and Silverware.
408 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
CRIME OF FLIRTING.
Virginia's Mikado-I.lk Regulations Are
Pronounced to be a Failure.
Richmond. Jan. 15. The effort by leg
islative enactment to prevent boys flirt
injj with school girls seems to have been
unsuccessful. About two years ago a
law was passed making it a misdemean
or, punishable by a line, for any man to
loiter about a female school. The pres
Idcnt of a prominent Richmond female
college was the first to attempt a prose
cution under the law. Later a BimilaP
attempt was made in one of the border
cities to convlrt a young man of ogling
at the girls.
His counsel, however, nromptly gav
notice that he would subpoena all of
the women teachers and many of the
girls and bring them into court as wit
nesses. Hather than subject the latter
to this humiliation the principal aban
doned the prosecution. This line of de
fense Indicated the futility of conviction
under the law, and it will be repealed.
WEATHER REPORT.
For eastern Eeoniylvanla. fair; Ugbt
north wind. "'.'''