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    THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY
EIGHT PAGES 30 COLUMNS.
SCRANTON, " PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1896.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
IF MO
TTud pone throimli our Dross Uoods
mock lust week untl made the murk
down In price for this great mid
winter sale, you would certainly have
been more moderate in the figure cut
ting that we have been.
Everything Ih marked -for the sluiiKh
ter; everything bus taken on a new
price uud on Tuesday mumlug, Jan.
14, wo open the Kieutcst.
M5dW5nter
Dress Goods
In our history. Thire isn't an Item (
in tha following- list tlmt Is not season
uhle, and ull are ill touch with fash
ion's most rigid reiliiieiiients.
69 pices double fold I'lald In thirteen
slyles. Hluck und Whiten an well
as hrlKht coloring. Kegulur value,
U'licentn.
SALK PHlCE 'ic.
E2 piece Chamelon fancies, 34 inched
wide. Ten two toned elTeets In dots,
figures, etc. All durk color. Vulue 18c.
8A1.K PKICK lite.
1 case 34-Inch fancies, full assortment of
Dark Shades. Hood medium Weight
in un extra good ISc. cloth.
SALK PKICK K'-jC
S3 pieces 34-lneh Illuminated Suitings In
ns handsome a range of small Jurquard
effects us you can possible Imagine.
Full value for He.
BALK PRICE 15c.
(0 pieces M-lnch all Wool Suitings. Cor
rect winter welKht In as attractive a
range of Fin Checks and Stripes and
' plain colors as yuiir funcy could sug
gest. Were sold ut Hoc.
SALK I'RICK 22c.
I!i pieces domestic Crepons, hard twist
effects In a dozen different desirable
shade combinations. Worth nil of 45c,
SALK PP.ICK 25c.
40 pieces alt Wool Cashmeres, 40 Inches
wide; shade list as follows: Cardinal,
Garnet, gold, nut and seal browns,
light and durk navy, Sapphire, Ham
and dark myrtle, light and dark slate,
and black. This has been u leading
value at 37'ac.
SALK TRICE 2uc.
SO pieces 38-Inch all Wool French Serge;
superb list of solid colors and a weight
that Just suits the season. Lowest
former price 37iic
SALE PRICE 31c.
SO pieces 50-Inch all Wool French Serge,
very tine twill In the following excel
lent shades: Scarlet, Cardinal, Oar
( net. Wool, Gold, Seal and Mid Brown,
Slate, Olive and Myrtle. Cheap at GOo.
SALE I'RICK 3d:.
t5 pieces 40-Inch Jacquard weave suit
ings. This lot consists of the balances
of ten different lines carried during the
reason now closing. The shade list
could not be Improved on, and their ac
tual values range from 75c. to 8Tc.
SALE PRICE 37'ic.
2. pieces GO-lnch Flannel Suitings In
Scarlet, . Cardinal, Gold. Medium and
Seal Brown, Tan, Navy, Myrtle und
Black; also mixtures In Grey, Brown
and fancies. Never sold under 45c.
SALE PRICE 35c.
SO pieces 50-inch Ladles' Cloth, extra
weights Sn Navy, Black, 8 Browns,
Myrtle, Garnet, Cardinal. Slate and
popular mixtures. Full value for 75c.
SALE PRICE 6c.
10 pieces 45-Inch Storm Serge Navy only.
Full 50c. quality.
8ALE PRICE 42c.
15 pieces 50-Inch French Storm Serge in
Navy or Black. Usually Sue.
SALE PRICE Me.
10 pieces 52-Inch Bourette Suitings,
Scotch Tweed effects, hard finish,
heavyweight. Been 75c.
SALE PRICE ,50c.
pieces 50-Inch fancy mixeiLBoticle Suit
ings; heavy winter weight. Were 11.23.
SALE PRICE 75c.
i
Balance
Of Novelty Suitings in Silk and Wool
Weaves; regular 75c. and 5e. Cloths
In choice effects.
SALE PRICE 4.
WAREHOUSE
Were
Spared
NO
Sale Facts
LOBE
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Mr. Scwall Condemns President Cleve
land's Venezuelan Policy.
I'ErTEK'S SPEECH CONCLUDE')
Mr. Callora Offers Resolution Asking
for Information Regarding Natural
iitd Armenian Citizens of the 1'nl
ted States Detained by Turk jr.
"Washington. Jan. 18. At the begin
ning of the proceedings of the house
today Mr. UroW (Republican, Pennsyl
vania) Kent to the clerk's desk to he
read as the baala of a statement upon
a question of privilege, an extract front
hlet published by the New
York chamber of commerce, to the ef
fect that congress had refused to pay
$40ii.U0U for the seizure of Cunadlun
seulers und found to be due by the
Purls tribunal of arbitration, thereby
preventing the government from set
tling a debt which it was in honor
bound to pay. On u point miule by Mr.
Crisp (Democrat, (leorglul Speaker
Reed ruled that it presented no ques
tion of privilege; but Mr. Grow suc
ceeded in denouncing the publication
us fulse.
Bills were passed, on motion of Mr.
Perkins (Republican. Iowa) to print
a.oou copies of u compilation of the
cUHtoui laws.
on motion of Mr. Murphy (Kepubli
can.Ailzonu) authorising the leasing of
school ami educutlonul lands In the ter
ritory of Arlzonu.
The house then concluded the general
debute on the pension appropriation
bill speeches being made by Messrs.
Clark ( Ki iiublican. lowai (Jrlffln (Re
publican. Wisconsin) Hatch (Republi
can, Imliunai rtruinin (Republican,
Pennsylvania) Uovenef (Republican,
West ' Virginia) Llnney (Republican,
North Carolina) Burtlett ( Democrat.
Nov Yolk) uud Blue ( Republlcun,
Kansas).
Mr. Moody (Republlcun, Massachu
setts) announced the death of his pre
decessor. General William Cogswell,
May 22. 1X!T. The house adopted the
ukuuI resolution of regret, und then as
u further mark of respect, ut 3.10 ud
Jotiiiifd until tomorrow.
Limits of .Monroe Doctrine.'
A resolution offered by Mr. Sewell.
(Rep., N. J.), und which now lies on the
table, condemns the course of the
president in the Venezuelan boundary
dispute and dellnes the limits of the
Monroe doctrine. It declares that the
Monroe doctrine was originally meant
to prevent Kuropean powers from ac
quiring the then revolting Spunlsh col
onies when their acquisition would, by
reuson of propinquity, be dangerous
to the sufely of this government: and
that we hnve never given nny pledge
thut binds us to act merely for the
protection from Invuslon of these coun
tries unless our Integrity Is menaced.
It then utates that the president has
pressed (he doctrine beyond what was
originally contemplated and that the
result would be to commit this govern
ment to u protectorate over Mexico
und the Central and South American
states; that thin course of the presi
dent was unwise and dangerous, vio
lating our time honored policy of avoid
ing entangling alliances with foreign
powers; and that such action, In view
of the business and financial condi
tions of this country, war. pre'muture.
It further declares that neither con
gress nor the country is committed by
this action of the president in the
Venezuelan controversy and that after
the report of the commission has been
made will be the proper time for taking
such action as may be demanded by
our sense of duty in the matter.
A resolution offered by Mr. Cullom,
(Rep., III.), was agreed to calling on the
secretary of state for information re
garding the alleged detention by the
Turkish government of naturalized
Armenian citizens of the United States.
Mr. Hale, (Rep.. Me.), spoke on his
bill to facilitate the construction and
maintenance of a telegraph cable to the
Hawaiian islands by guaranteeing the
Interest on the money actually expend
ed. He urged that such a cable would.
In effect, give notice to the world that
the Interests of the two governments
and peoples had become so connected
that all attempts at Interference would
cense.
Mr. Peffcr. (Pop., Kan.), concluded
his speech, begun yesterday, in favor of
free silver coinage and against the Is
sue of bonds.
(01 XTERFEITERS BAGGED.
Chief llnzen, of tho Secret Service
Captures a Band of Ten Italian .Money
Makers-Tlie Prisoners Show Fight.
New York, Jan. 16. After a month's
careful and secret investigation, Will
lam P. Huzen. chief of the 1'nlted States
secret service bureau and several secret
service detectives, last night captured a
band or ten counterfeiters. Among the
prisoners Is Nlcolo Toranto. the alleged
chief of the Mafia in the 1'nlted States
and Frank Digeroglia, who was born in
the king s palace in Italy, and has been
In this country only about seven months
The other arrests are enuallv as Im
portant and Chief Hazen has evidence
of their having handled or passed
spurious five-dollar certificates bearing
the Grant vignette. When surprised.
all the men showed fight and drew big
revolvers, stilettos and razors upon the
secret service agents. They were dis
armed, however, and arrested.
At No. 11 Roosevelt street, the head
quarters of the gang, where Toranto
and his men were caught, were found a
large number of counterfeit bills and
correspondence with agents of the gang
in Baltimore ana rnuaueipnin.
The prisoners were brought before
TTnlted States Commissioner Shields to.
dav and held for examination.
The detectives said today that thev
learned that the gang nau the coun
terfeit made in Italy and shipped to
this country in boxes containing gro.
cerles. For a long time the bills passed
the custom house as maccaronl. This
was discovered and the bills were sent
in among other kinds of groceries. The
bogus bills are cleverly executed coun
terfeits.
POLICE IN POLITICS.
Inportant Testimony Brought Out at the
Philadelphia Lexow.
- Philadelphia, Jan. 16. The sessions of
the senatorial investigating committee
which is inquiring Into the municipal
affairs of this city, were resumed this
afternoon. Probably the most Import
ant development was the evidence of
several witnesses as to the very active
participation of policemen In the Re
publican primary election last Tuesday
night The testimony to this effect re
lated to this Eleventh ward, where
Jimmy Hagen and Nat Hagen. who are
known as pugilists, worked with the
police In "trying to run things." Isaac
IS. Jeffers. an ex-policeman, testified to
the "political power" of Magistrate
Hi kens In the Thirty-third ward.
The connection of police officers with
"speak easies," the Immoral conduct of
Blmllar officials at a patrol station In
the Twenty-fifth noltie district, the al
leged retention, by Special Officer Mar-
tin, of money given him to redeem stolen
articles, and the efforts of a city em
ploye to have Charles H. Albert, a
lodging house keeper, arrested because
he (the employe) disputed the rights of
occupants of Albert's house to vote,
were also brought out. .
ECKELS ONJtRREXa.
Uiotle Statements Made bj the Financial
Expert Before the Chicago Real Estate
Board.
Chicago. Jan. 16. The thirteenth an
nual bamjuet of the Chicago Real Estate
board was held at the Auditorium hotel
this evening. About 600 members and
guests were present, a great many of
the latter coming; from a distance to
see and hear Comptroller of the Cur
rency Kckels speak. Mr. Eckels
spoke to the toast "Our Currency."
He explained the importance of the
curerncy question In general and al
luded to the manner In which some of
the evils crept Into the system. He
then said that nowhere In any nation.
Whether of great or little power, is there
to be found a currency in any financial
system so Inadequate for the purpose
to be accomplished as that of the
1'nlted States. It presents in its cir
culation feature the singular spectacle
of nine different kinds of currency, all
except two being directly or indirectly
dependent upon the credit of the 1'nlted
States. I i
One statute requires the secretary of
the treasury to redeem the treasury
notes In coin on presentation and an
other compels him to pay them out that
they -may return ugalti and uguln for
redemption.
I'pon every hand It Is an embarrass
ment to the proper conduct of the busi
ness affairs of the country. It adds to
their embarrassments by the forced in
flation of the volume of the circ ulating
medium ut one time and the forced
contradiction through the operation of
the sub treasury system at another.
Designing to have the banks created
under It uud subject to governmental
supervision to supply the currency
needs of the country, it still Insists on
competing with them In their note Is
suing function and presents through
tax and other barriers which It erects
their uttuining the very end for which
they were brought Into being.
By the operation of the Hland-Alll-
suii uct it brought about the coining
of muiiv millions of silver dollars ut a
value fur more thun the commercial
vulue ofvthe silver metal in them, and
of fur less vulue than the metal In the
gold dollar with which it provides they
shull be of equal legal tender vulue,
und alongside of which they are expect
ed to circulate.
And- as If to add to the crowning;
act of a series of complications al
ready perplexing to an unheard of de
gree (he Sherman act has given to us
still other sliver dollars and notes to
burden tin already overburdened gold
reserve, without in the smullest meus-
u re adding to Us safeguards.
Remedy for All F.vil.
After alluding to the Injury being
done by the advocacy of impracticable
financial schemes, Controller Eckels
said: The legal tender issues of the
government ought and must be re
deemed and retired, if the American
people are to be rid of the recurring
danger and loss arising from tneir do
ing a purt of our currency issues.
They doubled the cost of the 'civil
war. and prematurely drove us from a
specie basis to one, for many years, of
Irredeemable paper.
. Hud It not been for the circumstances
surrounding the government at thut
time not a dozen votes could have been
obtained in either the senate or the
house for a legal tender principle. It
is asserted that when the revenues of
the government exceed the necessary
expeudlttirs, bond issues will cease and
no further trouble follow. The diffi
culty, however, goes beyond the ques
tlon of revenue and touches the vital
point Intrenching uion the confidence
of thos dealing with us in our ability to
always pay these obligations In gold.
Complete confidence- cannot be re
stored by simply increasing the govern
ment Income; but even If it could, there
would be no guarantee against future
Impairment of it through the same
cause. There Is but one road to abso
lute safety, and that lies through their
payment and cancellation.
APPEAL TO THE BANKS.
The
Various Institutions Asked to Sell
the New Bonds.
Washington. Jan. 16. Mr. James H,
Eckels, comptroller of the currency to
day Issued a circular to 3,300 national
banks' of the United States, which was
In part as follows:
some days since, at the request or
the secretary of the treasury I caused
to be forwarded to you circulars Invit
ing proposals for the four per cent
bonds soon to be Issued by the govern
ment. It Is the deBire of the govern
ment that these bonds be distributed
as widely as possible, and as they are
of a character which affords to nation
al banks especially desiring to obtain
circulation thereon a long time Invest
ment, your attention Is called to them
both as to this particular feature and
that of the general character of the in
vestment.
"It Is suggested that the national
banks can materially aid the govern
ment in popularizing this loan by call
Ing the attention of their patrons to
the desirability of It as an Investment
and in stimulating subscriptions there
to."
BARELY ESCAPED THE MOB,
A Tennessee Doctor Confesses to a Crime
to Escape Lynching.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 16. To pre
serve the law and avoid the likelihood
of mob violence. Dr. Eugene Logan,
who a few days ago outraged a little
12-year-old girl In his office at McMInn
ville. was taken from jail at midnight
and given a speedy trial. The prisoner
admitted his guilt and threw himself
on the mercy of the court. He was sen
fenced to serve twenty years in state
prison.
His victim, Florence Gardner. Is the
daughter of prominent parents and was
in the dentist's chair when the doctor
took advantage of her. Logan has a
wife and two children and was highly
respected previous to this deed.
Engineer Fatally Scalded-
Camden. N. J., Jan. 1C While engine fill
of the Pennsylvania railroad and druwin
the Jersey ntv rreignt was smnuins a
Hmlilmi avenue, above Bridge avenue, to
night the crown sheet of the boiler blew
out. Engineer John D. Clark, or Manama
was enveloped in steam anu loiauy sraiu
ed.
TELEGRAPHIC TICKS.
Bill Doolln, the Oklahoma outlaw, lias
been cuntiired ut Kureka Stir nns. Ark
A special session of tne Wisconsin leg'
Mature has been called to make a legislu
ttve reapportionment.
William Wittland. receiving teller of the
Grangers' bunk, in San Francisco, t'al.
has disappeared with 112,0011 of the Instl
tution s tunas.
Wesley ( Rlppey, the eccentric old man
who shot Millionaire jonn w. aiacsay
San Francisco, Cal., several years ago.
died yesterday.
Captain Helstand, of the regular army,
tia. ,miril . 1 iiMnuirh and emraired him.
self to ex-Governor McKlniey as private
secretary ror a penna or iour monini.
CHICAGO GETS THE PRIZE
National Democratic Convention Kill
Be Held la That City.
TKBXTY-XINE BALLOTS TAKES
New York Is Downed by the Free Silver
Forces-St. 1-ouls the Halloing
Point for White Metal
Enthusiasts.
Washington.' Jan. 16. The Demo-
ratlc national convention will be held
t Chicago on July 7. Such was the
decision reached on the twenty-ninth
ballot by the national committee this
evening, after a spirited contest In
which Chicago won by a bare majority
with St. Louis only two votes behind.
It was practically a fight between the
free stiver forces on the one hand and
the sound money men on the
other. This statement cannot be
taken as literally correct for
several sliver men finally voted
for Chicago, while several other votes
were cast for St. Louis by sound money
men. As a matter of fact, the vote
which Chicago received was, as Mr.
Smalley, of Vermont, expresesd It, "a
natural one Inasmuch as it was cast
by the states lying within . the group
known as the middle west and the east.
St. Louis' vide might be called equally
natural since it came mainly from the
south and the west. The free silver men
who were bitterly hostile to New York
made St. Louis the rallying point and
hruughout the entire twenty-nine bul-
lots they were loyal to the city of their
holce. The splendid showing made by
St. Louis surprised the best posted
politicians at the Arlington hotel, as it
was believed 4ast night and this murn-
ng thut she could not exceed 15 or 18
votes; that she would then drop out of
the race and that the tight would nar-
ow down to Chicago and Cincinnati.
fhut she did stay In the race und in
the concluding ballots steadily lu-
reused her strength shows how ad
mirably her forces were disciplined.
Plucky New Yorkors,
New York's poor showing did riot
surprise any one who was familiar with
be situation. It was not mat .-New
York's cumpuigu was not cleverly man
aged, for her delegation neglected no
argument thut could secure her the sup
port of the committee. Jt wus obvious
yesterday afternoon that she could not
win, but her representatives pluckily
ontlnued the right In the face of cer-
tuin defeat. It was thought that Cin
cinnati might he the second choice of a
sufficient number of members to secure
he prize, but this hope was not real
ized. At no time during the day was
Cincinnati a serious competitor and
at no time did she secure more than 12
votes. Chicago began with 6 votes and
it was not until the fourteenth ballot
that she Increased them to 10. She re
malned practically at that figure until
the twentieth ballot, when her strength
was Increased to 13.. Again she stood
practically still until the twenty-sev
enth ballot when her vote of 16 in the
preceding ballot ' wus Increased to 20.
At that time St. Louts which had begun
with ID. had 21 votes. New York had
fallen to 3 and Cincinnati to 6. It was
then manifested that not only had the
fight narrowed down to Chicago and St
l.ouls. but that Chicugo s steadily in
creasing gains indicated her ultimute
victory. This came on the twenty-
ninth ballot when her vote of 21 in the
twenty-eighth ballot was Increased by
five, thus giving her a bare majority.
and leaving St. Louis a dangerous sec
ond with 24, while Cincinnati was re
duced to one. New York's four votes
on this ballot went to Chicago, as did
also one of Cincinnati s.
First Ballots Taken. '
After the different cities had been
put In nomination this afternoon, five
ballots were taken with closed doors.
It was then apparent, as the changes
were Immaterial, that the contest
would be lone drawn out, and a recess
until 8.30 o'clock was agreed upon. The
intervening time was utilized by the
different cities In an endeavor to effect
combinations favorable to themselves.
A number of informal conferences were
speedily called, but they were In most
casts barren of results. Senators Brice
and Gorman, for example, had a con
sultation in Cincinnati s headquarters,
Gorman favored New York and Brlce,
of course, was using his influence for
Cincinnati. Each tried to win the oth
er to the city of his choice without
avail, and this conference, like many
others, came to naught. It was found
that the St. Louis contingent were as
solid as a rock, and that no break could
be made In their ranks. Some of the
Cincinnati men showed a disposition to
go to Chicago when it was demonstrat
ed that Cincinnati could not win and
slm'lar sentiments were expressed by
some of the eastern men who were sup
porting New York. On the other hand
New York could jiot secure an addition
al promise nor could Cincinnati. It
was then realized that the forces of the
two cities last named would gradually
disintegrate and that St. Louis and
Chicago would become the beneficiaries.
A hasty calculation showed that St,
Louis and Chicago would divide about
evenly on the vote, a circumstance
which lent additional Interest to the
contest.
Personal Considerations.
That Chicago finally secured a major
Ity was due in part to personal con
sldorntlons. Certain members of the
committee were indifferent as to the lo
cation of the convention. What they
wanted in particular was a city where
they could be made most comfortable.
The question they asked themselves
was whether these conditions could be
found more generally in St. Louis or
in Chicago. They decided that Chi
cago possessed superior advantages in
the matter of hotels and this undoubt
edly influenced a sufficient number to
give the Lake City the majority. It is
also asserted thut the strong support
which the silver men gave to St. Louis
created a prejudice against that place
among certain of the sound money men
who voted for Chicago, not because
they cared especially for the Illinois
metropolis, but because they were de
termined not to Join forces with their
free sliver opponents.
It was not until near 11 o'clock that
the final and decisive ballot was taken.
Some of the New York men at once
packed their grips and returned home
on the midnight train. A majority of
the convention visitors will leave to
morrow and nil. of the number will
doubtleSB take thefr departure Saturday.
GREEN GOODS OUTFIT.
New
York Police Discover
Quantity of Jay Bait
Large
New York, Jan. 16. The most com
plete green goods outfit ever discov
ered was captured last night by pur
chase at public auction.
The outfit, which comprises 200,000
clrculars.50,000 addressed envelopes, 84.
000 names of possible victims, TO State
and 70 Bradstreet directories, together
with 15 books furnishing the key to the
system of operations, was formerly the
property of the McNally gang, which,
until about a yeaf ago, operated' in
Jersey City.
the outfit Oictired In a raid by the Jer-
sey City police a year or more ago. but
the forty members of the gang escaped
with three exceptions, and five tons of
the outfit were shipped to Bridgeport,
Conn. This was chiefly In circulars.
The rest of the stuff was stored in a
Broadway warehouse in several large
rases. As storage was not paid
promptly, .it was sold at auction and
bought by a -man named Hoodenbeek,
who did not know what the boxes con
tained. Some of the gang heard of the
sale of the goods and opened negotia
tions for their purchase, which led to
the seizure of the lot.
TRANSVAAL DISTURBERS.
Secretary Chamberlain Anxious That tho
Filibustered Have a Fair Trinl-Protee-tlon
for Amereian Citizen.
London. Jan. 16. On Jan. 14 Joseph
Chamberlain, secretary of state for the
colonies, sent a cablegram to Sir Her
cules Robinson, governor of the Cape
Colony, asking for certain specific in
formation in regartl to the members of
the reform committee and other per
sons recently arrested at Johannesburg
by the Boer authorities and taken to
Pretoria for confinement pending their
tilul. In this messuge Mr. Chumber
lain expressed fears that wholesale ar
rests would disorganize the industries
which are carried on in the Rund terri
tory, and asked Governor Robinson to
ascertain and report what the persons
arrested were accused of, when they
would be tried for the offenses of which
they were charged, whether bail would
be allowed in their cases pending trial,
what were the penalties prescribed by
the laws of the Transvaal government
for acts of which the prisoners were
accused, etc.
To this dispatch Governor Robinson
replied by wire toduy that the arrested
men were accused of treason and also
of seeking to subvert the government
of the Transvaal, and that they would
bii tried by the high court of the South
African republic, but that the' dute of
their trial had not yet been fixed. Gov
ernor Robinson said that the govern
ment of the Transvaal republic seemed
to be acting within their legul rights,
und udded thut upon leaving Prctoriu
to .return to Cupe Town he urged
President Kruger to observe modera
tion toward the accused men in order
that he und his government might not
alienate the sympathy which they now
enjoy.
Protection for Americans.
Washington, Jan. 10. Nothing fur
ther bearing on the arrest of John Hays
iummond and other Americans In the
South African republic has been re
ceived by Secretary OIney, except a
cable dispatch from Mr. Munyon, Unit
ed States consular agent at Johannes
burg, saying thut Mr. Olney's instruc-
tiens relative to securing protection
f.ir American citizens had been received
und would be attended to.
British consular officers In the Trans-
vail are presumably caring for the In
terests of citizens of this country, in
accordance with the request of Secre
tary Olney und the instructions of Co
lonial Secretary Chamberlain, with
diligence equal to that pursued in the
cases of British subjects.
ARMENIAN RELIEF FIND.
tieorce kennan, the Traveler, Expresses
the Opinion That the Red Cross Work
Will Not Be Carried Un.
Pittsburg, I'a., Jan. 16. Mr. George
Kennan, the celebrated traveler, In talk
ing about Armenia today, said:
"It is absolutely Improbable that the
Red Cross will seek to enter Armenia
to relieve the enormous distress there,
for two reasons:
"The Sultan has forbidden it, and,
quite Justly, our government will offer
Clara Barton and her band no assist
ance.
"Supposing the Red Cross should
carry their good Samaritan work into
the districts where these massacres are
reported, the results would be that their
reports would give full detail of the at
rocities committed by the Turks on the
defenseless Armenians.
"It Is these reports that the Sultan
fears, and It is to evade broadcasting
them that he denies admission to the
Red Cross.
"The country," he says, "Is now in
the midst of a rigorous winter; It is
very mountainous, and the roads, at
best, are hardly more than bridle paths.
This would make It impracticable at
this season for the members of the so
ciety to carry on their work In Armenia
The sultan would never permit the nec
essary military escort to guard the sup
plies from the attacks of the Kurds
which infest the mountain highways,
and the sufferings of the Red Cross
people from these causes can only be
imagined,
LAUGHED AT HIS OFFER.
Cold Treatment for a Young Man Who
Desired to Win a W'if.
Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 16. Frank
Bradley, a farmer, came here from
Mecca, Ohio, and calling at a number
of stores proposed to several young
women, each of whom rejected him,
Bradley after advertising for a wife,
started for home, and today three let
ters were received in a feminine hand
and sent to him.
Bradley said he had secured a license
once and when he went to marry the
girl she threw the license in tho grate
und laughed at him.
RIDER'S REASON UNSEATED.
Henry F.nnls, the Iowa Bicyclist,
conscious Since Friday Night.
ti
Ottumwa. Iowa, Jan. 16. Henry En
nis, aged 19, who has become famous
as a bicycle trick rider, fell on the floor
of his father s store here Friday night
in a swoon and has been unconscious
ever since.
The physicians say his brain Is the
seat of the trouble and that it was
caused In some manner by the feats he
performed on his wheel.
The Gold Keserve.
Washington, Jan. It!. The treasury lost
$114,000 In gold today, leaving the treasury
gold reserve at i4,74.,oiio.
STATE NUGGETS.
llurElurs cracked the safe in Einstein
Bros.' store, at Harrlsburg, and stole
Northumberland county bankers report
that 18!j was the best business year since
iso.
The Allegheny county Jury acquitted
Terrence Shields, charged, with the mur
der of Policeman Doyle.
Burglars rifled the New Jersey Central
railroad station at Weissport, but did
not secure much money.
By a premature explosion of powder In
a Tyrone quarry, r ranic frelsel and An
ton Louler were critically Injured.
The Schuylkill county auditors yester
ifhy tiled an answer to tho writ of quo
warranto Issued by the attorney gen
eral.
Palo Alto citizens will vote at the com
ing election upon the Increase of the debt
$15,000 to furnish electric street lights anl
new sewers.
' I)r. Pearson, state veterinarian, has sent
out circulars to the prothonotarles over
the state asking for a list of all veterin
ary surgeons registered.
'About 300 'men anil boys at Stockton
were made-idle yesterday by the closing
of the Llnderman & Skeer colliery, which
will be Idle for an indefinite period.
THE SITUATION IN CUBA
Reports from the Scene of Action
Somewhat Conflicting.
REBELS HAVE THE- ADVANTAGE
The Spanish Troops Defeated by the In
surgents at Cobre-Kebels Have Cut
Off Means. of Communica
tion with the Interior.
Santiago de Cuba, Jan. 16. via Key
West, Fla Jan. 16. The people of the
town of Cobre have been greatly
alarmed and many families came to
this city for fear that Cobre should be
entered by a large party of rebels under
Higinls Vazquez, who for some days
have been around the said town. On
Jan. 4 Vazquez sent a message to the
commander of the garrison of Cobre,
composed of BOO Infantrymen and 00
guerrillas, telling him to come out as
far as San Lorge, where he would wait
for him. The Spanish chief accepted
the Invitation, and with the guerrillas
und 250 men went to San Lorge. But
the rebels, who numbered about 800,
received them with such a terrible
shower of bullets that, although the
Spanish rolumn fought bravely for
nearly an hour, they were defeated and
were almost disbanded, and had to re
treat In haste.
The Spanish had thirty-four killed,
among them being a captain. Eighty-
six soldiers were wounded in the en
gagement. The Insurgents had seven
killed and sixteen wounded. The guer
rillas of Colonel Tejeda and a section
of Colonel Sandoval's column had an
encounter on Jun. 4 In Sabana do Ml
nnda with a rebel party of 200 men un
der Panclio Sanchez. Both lenders are
brave men and fought well, but the
enthusiasm of the Cubans In their
cause for Independence doubled their
courage. They fought with machetes
and kept their ground, killing six sol
diers and wounding thirty-four. Span
ish Chief Tejeda received a slight
wound on one leg. The people here are
always In a state of excitement, as
rebels appear every night in the sub
urbs of the city and some small groups
have entered Into some of the streets
near the entrance of the city. J.ust
night they visited a store In San An
tonio street and carried away with
them five guns, cartridges and some
provisions. Of course, when the alarm
was given and a company of troops
went down to the place, the rebels had
disappeared.
Madrid, Jan. 16. A dispatch from
Havuna says that the rebels have cut
off all means of communication with
the interior except by the short ratlroud
fioni Havana to Marianas. The tele
graph wires are all cut and the railway
tracks torn up and the only means of
official communication with the out
lying provinces is by steamship.
The principal Insurgent leaders are
said to be going westward accompany
Ing convoys of arms and ammunition.
Ie Lome's Cheering News.
Washington, Jan. 16. Seuor Dupuy
De Lome.the Spanish minister, late this
afternoon received the following rte-
upatch dated January 16, from tho
duke of Tetuan, minister of foreign
affairs at Madrid: "General Hurez Val
dez met and defeated Gomez, killing;
and wounding some of his men who
were left on the field. Col. Molina de.
feated a band In the jurisdiction of
Colon. The column of Jorro also de'
feated the enemy in the Clariera plan
tation. Col. Marti also met and de
feated another band in Santi SpJrltus,
There have been other small encounters
also to the advantage of the Spanish
army, but without great result because
of the policy of scattering adopted by
the insurgents. 1 telegraph to you the
news with perfect accuracy."
The Spanish minister declares that
the alarming news published today is
without foundation. Gomez Is trying1
without result, to return to the eastern
part of the Island and has had several
engagements in Celba. Uulbican, Guan-
ajny and Bejucnl, trying to break the)
Spanish line and pass to the province
of Matanzas. There is no more reason
for alarm now, he says, than two weeks
ago, when the Insurgents approached
Havana and the Chicago Associated
Press recorded the capture of the city.
General Prate Claims Victory.
Havana, Jan. 16, via Tampa, Fla.
Jan. 16. Today General Prats sent the
following official telegram to Captain
General Martinez Campos from Marl
ano:
"After a persistent pursuit of the)
enemy, today at half past two o'clock
we sighted thein between Palomino and
the coast. The enemy was marchings
in the direction of the hills at Guana
jay. I attacked them with my column
keeping up steady volleys until four
oclock when they retired in great
haste to the hills. The rebel command
consisted of about 2,000 men, command
ed by Maceo. The cavalry continued
the pursuit. I shall continue It tomor
row irrespective of their number.taklnfr
advantage of their moral and material
defeat, to finish the work. The enemy
lett eight dead on the field, and
wounded rebel chief. Mirro. It Is be
lieved that many of the enemy were
wdunded. Their persistent attempts to
reach the coast leads us to believe that
they wished to cover the embarking of
some or tneir number or the disembark
ing of supplies.
"The men In my column are In excel
lent spirits and full of enthusiasm.'
SWAIN'S DARK PLOT.
Tried to Wreck an Illinois Central Tra
So as to kill Klval.
Dixon, III.. Jan. 16. In order to get
even with a successful rival for the
smiles of a young lady, it is allege
that William Lally tried to wreck a
Illinois -Central train at Kldlna lust
night. In consequence he and James
Holgson, whom he persuaded to assist
him. have been held for trial in J'iOO
bonds ouch.
Joseph Petit, whose life It Is asserted
Lally sought to take, expected to move
lust night to Nashville, Tenn., und th
alleged train-wrecking plan was for
the purpose of being revenged upon
him.
STRIKE AT PITTSBURG.
Twenty-Five Percent. Reduction Causes
Trouble at Westinghonse Works.
Pittsburg. Pa., Jan. 16. This morn
Ing 1180 men and 20 women employes
of the Westinghouse Klectric company,
in Kast Pittsburg, were notified of
2.", per cent, reduction In their wnges,
At noon they decniea mat tne reuuc
tlon in their wages was unjust, slni
for some time they have been able to
make only half time, and quit work in
a body.
It Is rumored that wage reduction
In other departments will be ordered
tomorrow and that 1.000 men affected
will also refuse to continue to work.
Not a Single Word for Susan.
Boston. Jan. 16. President Kllot, of Har.
vard university, when asked today if he
had any reply to make to Hunan U. An
thony's denunciation of him. replied that
as far as be was concerned there was not
a Miigie word to be said.
AMUAL
LINEN
SALE
Owing to the gfe&t
success of our annua
Linen Sale we will
continue it a few day9
longer. We have
added a few special
items of interest tq
our patrons.
72 inch Cream Damask,'
49c.
72 inch Cream Damask.
63c.
66 inch Cream Damask1
50c.
72 inch Silver Bleach
Damask, $1.00.
Cream and bleached German linen
damask (the genuine article), German)
linen towels and toweling, fc dumasM
napkins, 79c; German damask nap.
kins, $1.45; odd lots of napkins at special
prices, full line of towels and the best
hem stltctaed huck towel ever shown
at $3 per dozen.
We have secured an-
other lot of our celebrated
98 cent. Counterpanes-
Best in the market
510 and 512
LACKAWANNA AVENUE
I896
Increase fivertf dav III
the year; more good shoes
make more good inenusv
114 AND Hi WYOMING ATA
5VISHE3 EVERYBODY ,
Happy
New
Year.
Great reductions id
prices before taking
inventory in ... .
SI
408 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
BLOCKED BY BEET EM.
Traction Company's Manager Interferes
with Work of Pease Commission.
Philadelphia, Jan. 18. The commis
sion composed of representatives from
the citizens' committee, the Union
Traction company and the employes of
the latter corporation, to arbitrate
upon the grievances of the men of the
company, met this afternoon, but. In
a session of two hours and a half, prac
tically nothing was done.
Uenerul Manager lleetem. of the
Traction company, was present, and ns
he is not a member of the commission,
the representatives of the employes ob
jected to his presence, and over two
hours were consumed In discussion be
fore Mr. Heetem withdrew. The griev
ances of the men were formally pre
sented; nnd then the commission ad
journed until tomorrow.
WEATHER REPORT.
For eastern Pennsylvania, inereasltif
cloudiness, probably followed by snow at
night; winds becoming northeast.
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