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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
TWELVE PAGES 84 COLUMNS,
8CBAXT027, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1896.
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Had gone through our Dross Goods
lock last week and made the mark
down In price for this great mid
winter ale, you would certainly have
been more moderate In the figure cut
ting that we have been.
Everything Is marked for the slaugh-
- ter; everything hu tuken on a new
price and on Tuesday morning, Jan.
14, wo open the greatest.
In our hiRtory. There Isn't an Item
In the following list that Is not season
able, and all ure in touch with fash
Ion' most rigid requirements.
tt pice double fold Plaid In thirteen
style, Black and Whites a well
bright colorings. Regular value,
.... 9Mfi P?lCT l)4c;
$2 pieces Chamelon fancies, M Inches '
wide. Ten two toned effects In dots,
llgures, etc. All dark color. "Value 18c
SAI.K PKICK 12c.
1 rase 34-Inch fancies, full assortment of
Dark Shades. Good medium weight
in an extra good 18c. cloth.
SALK PRICE 1210
IS piece 34-lnch illuminated Suiting In
as handsome a range of small Jacquard
effects a you can possible imagine.
Kull value for 22c.
SALE PRICE 13c.
K pieces 38-inch all Wool Suitings. Cor
rect winter weight in as attractive a
range of Pin Checks and Stripes and
plain colors as your fancy could sug
gest. Were sold at 36c.
SALE PRICE 2Jc.
IT. pieces domestic Crepons, hard twist
effects In a dozen different desirable
shade combinations. Worth all of o.
SALE PRICE 25c.
40 pieces all Wool Cashmeres, 40 Inches
wide; shade list aa follows: Cardinal,
Garnet, gold, nut and seal browns,
light and dark navy. Sapphire, light
' and dark myrtle, light and dark slute,
and black. This ha been a leading
value at 37' ic
SALE PRICE 25c.
: SO pieces 38-Inch all Wool French Serge;
superb list of solid color and a weight
that Just suit the season. Lowest
' former price 3714c
SALE PRICE 31c.
10 pieces W-lnch all Wool French Serge,
' very line twill in the following excel
lent shade: Scurlet, Cardinal, Gar
net, Wool, Gold, Seal and Mid Brown,
.-Slate, Olive and Myrtle. Cheap at 50c.
SALE PRICE 39c.
tS pieces 40-Inch Jacquard weave sult
. ing. This lot consists of the halanoM
of ten different lines carried during the
season now closing. The shade list
not be imnroved on. and their ar.
I value range from 73c. to 85c.
BALK PRICE J7HC
es 50-Inch Flannel ' flultlnn in
rlet. Cardinal. Gold. 'Medium ami
1 Brown, Tan. Navy, Myrtle and
ck: also mixtures in Orev. nmwn
and fancies. Never sold under 45c.
SALE PRICE 35c.
to piece 60-lnch Ladles' Cloth, extra
'weights in Navy,- Black, 8 Browns,
Myrtle, Garnet, Cardinal. Slate and
popular mixtures. Full value for 75c.
, . BAL'K PRICE 60c.
It pieces 45-Inch Btorm Serge Navy only.
Full 50c. quality.
SALE PRICE 42c.
IB pieces 50-Inch French Storm Serge in
Navy or Black. Usually 5c.
SALE PRICE 55c.
' 10 piece 52-Inch Bourette Suitings,
Scotch Tweed effects, hard finish,
heavy weight. Been 75c.
SALE PRICE 50c.
I piece 50-lneh fancy mixed Boucle Suit
ings; heavy winter weight. Were 11.25.
SALE PRICE 75c.
Of Novelty Suiting in 811k and Wool
Weaves; regular 75c. and 85c. Cloth
In choice effect.
. SALE PRICE 4.
IMIICIT ASM QBJECIII
Seeks Unpleasant Notoriety by Tight
- ing the. Pcasion Bill.
EFFECT OF CHAPLAIN'S PRAYER
It I Greeted by Applause In the House.
Monroe Doctrine Dlaeussed in the
Senate Committee-A Reeolu-.
tlon I pon the Subject.
Washington. Jan. 1". After a debate
continuing- almost uninterruptedly over
live day the general pension appropri
ation bill for the year ending June .10,
18S7, waa passed by the house this af
ternoon, which then adjourned until
Monday. Today's debate web conduct
ed under the Ave minute rule, the bill
being read by paragraphs for amend
ment. .None that was material was
adopted. Mr. Bartlett (Democrat, New
York) enforcing hi announced policy
of opposition to further extension of
pension legislation by raising points of
order against them. By the same de
vice he succeeded In having struck out
of the bill the provision reported by
the, committee that "during the fiscal
year It shall not be necessary for a
widow. In establishing her claim to a
pension under the provisions of the act
of 18S0 to prove that she is without
other means of support than her dally
labor. Provided, that before she shall
be entitled to a pension under the pro
visions of said law she shall prove that
he? net Income does not exceed $500
Mr. Stone (Republican, Pennsylvania)
In charge of the bill, announced that
Its passage antedated ' by Hfty days
the passage of a similar bill In either
of the last two previous congresses.
The cause of Cuban Independence was
the subject of ChaplulnCouden's prayer
at the beginning of the session, and his
Invocation that this government would
do what It could to aid In secjirlng lib
erty to the Cubans was followed by a
wave of applause, probably the (list
time that such a demonstration fol
lowed a prayer In the house.
Monroe Doctrine Discussed.
The senate committee on foreign rela
tions discussed for two hours this
morning the Monroe doctrine, and final
ly, by vote, ordered a report on the
resolution submitted by Mr. Davis, of
Minnesota, chairman of the sub-coin-inlltee.
Mr. Turple, at whose request
the matter vu laid over until today,
mutle un argument against the affirma
tion by -congress of the dex trine as a
general principle. He believed it was
sufficient for the doctrine to be applied
when the stiecltlc cases arose. He fa
vored Its application to the pending
difficulty between Venezuela and Great
Britain, but thought that It should rest
there for the present.
The vote to adopt the Davis resolu
tion, which was drawn along the lines
of the Lodge resolution was agreed to,
after one or two alterations in the ver
biage had been made. The committee
also decided by vote upon the motion
of Mr. Sherman that the action of the
committee and the text of the resolu
ti in should not be made known until it
win ii'r rted to ht Kent. Afrnday
next. 4ir. Davis was requested to give
notice when he reported the resolution
that lie should call It up at the earliest
Sentiments of the Resol ution.
This resolution goes even falrther
than did the president In his message
to congress on the Venezuelan question
It will, if passed, commit the congress
to a policy from which there can be no
back down, and there appears to be no
doubt as to the ultimate result on the
Omitting the two whereases, which
simply form a prelude to the more serious
utterances of the resolution itself, It is
I said that the resolution will be found,
when the text Is made public, that it
reanlrms and confirms the Monroe doc
trine and declares that the United
States will assert and maintain it.
It states specifically that this govern
ment will regard as an infringement of
this doctrine, any attempt on the part
of any European power to acquire new
or additional territory on this continent
or the Island adjacent thereto as dan
gerous to the safety and the peace of the
United States. The United States also
denies the right of any European power
to acquire any BUch territory either by
force, purchase, cession, occupation,
pledge, colonization or protection,
whether under unfounded pretensions of
right, under the guise of boundary dis
putes or otherwise, and declare un
mistakably that any such attempt will
be regarded as a manifestation of ian
unfriendly disposition upon which the
government cannot look with Indiffer
GAVE THEM ASURPRISE.
Baltimore Belligerent Lawyers Are Liable
to lis Disbarred.
Baltimore. Jan. 17. Ex-Congressman
Henry Stockbrldge and Thomas Mack
all, the lawyers who passed the lie and
had a tussle In the court room of the
city court last Tuesday while the court
was In session, were before-Judge Phelps
today to answer the charge of contempt
of court. Both men made statements
and humbly begged the pardon of the
court, expecting to get off with a lec
ture and a light fine. Judge Phelps,
however, gave the lawyers an unmerci
ful arraignment. He said their con
duct was a breach of decorum that was
almost unpardonable. "The standing
of the city bar Is Involved," he said.
"If an ordinary citizen committed such
a rebach hew ould be speedily fined and
Imprisoned. The administration of Jus
tice becomes contemptible when al
lowed to discriminate. Justice must be
absolute, impartiable and flexible. This
case is so extremely serious that It can
not be leniently dealt with. The en
counter was more than an Indignity to
the court, it was breach of the peace
of the city and was to be characterized
by the name 'disorderly conduct.' "
In conclusion Judge Phelps said the
supreme bench has already taken the
case out of his hands by passing an or
dinance requiring the two lawyers to
show cause on or 'before January 2?
why they should not be dlsbaTred from
the privilege of the bar. Having al
ready admitted their guilt, the surprised
lawyers will now have to plead exten
uating circumstances and throw them
selves on the mercy of the superior
POLICEMAN IN QUEER ROLE.
II Plays Art Censor and Makes Trouble
for a Book Dealer.
Washington; Jan. 17. Washington
has a new art censor In the person of
a police officer. Today he appeared at
a book store on Seventh street and or
dered the proprietor to remove from his
window two pictures which did not
come up to his standard of the true, the
beautiful and the good. The pictures
to which the policeman objected were
photographic reproductions of two of
the most famous examples of modern
art, , There are few modern pictures
which have been reproduced more fre
quently than have these two, "The
Fates" and "The Sirens," by Paul Thu
tnann, the famous painter. The offi
cer's objections to the pictures were
that they were Indecent and an Insult
to good morals. The book dealer re
fused to remove them. The policeman
appealed to his lieutenant. This offi
cial examined the pictures with a criti
cal eye and said they must come down.
8o the book dealer complied. When
he began to think over the matter, how
ever, he realized that he had not done
himself or the pictures Justice, end the
result was that this afternoon he put
them back in his window and sent
word to the police to come and arrest
SEXATE IS TO BLAME.
Its Hesitation Causes Trouble-The Busi
ness World, However, Is in Bsttcr Con
dition Than Circumstances Warrant.
New York, Jan. 17. R. O. Dun & Co.
will say tomorrow In their weekly Re
view of Trade:
Failures for nine days of January
have shown liabilities of $5,568,000
against $4.522,6.11 last yeas in ten days
and 19,041.225 in eleven days of 1894.
Failures for the past week have been
much larger in magnitude, numbering
395 In the United States against .173 last
year, and 81 In Canada against sixty
last year. The situation could hardly
be more perplexing for business men.
Practical merchants, manufacturers or
banker can have little sympathy for
those who minimize their difficulties.
None doubt that the government will
rulsc money to meet obligations, but
h'.-w far the money market will be dis
turbed or the treasury reserve first dU
minlshed, none can say. The business
world cannot know as yet how far for
eign questions may upset calculation,
though there seems every reason to ex
pect peaceful settlement. It cannot
know whnt may be the duties on any
important class of Imports a month
hence, whether Imports are likely to
exceed exports and draw away gold,
whether the deficit of revenue will con
tinue, or what other taxation will be
levied. Failure of the senate thus far
to take any action upon financial meas
ures proposed by the president or those
pi'ssed by the house affects unfavor
ably all branches of business. Under
su l adverse circumstances it is actual
ly er corn-aging that shrinkage In trans
actions and resulting- commerelal dls
Ubturs have not been greater.
I'oinestlc trade, shown by clearing
house payments. Is S.8 per cent, larger
than last year, but 27.8 er cent, less
thun In 1893, and in nearly ail trades
there Is much hesitation. Railroad
earning for the first week of Panuary
who 5." per cent, larger than in Janu
ai. 1K95. hut 13.5 per cent, less than in
lvd. December shows a gain of 8.7
over 1895 and a decrease of 7.5 compared
with IS!i:i. Stocks steadily advanced
until Friday, but the failures brought
a mure cautious feeling. After rising
on the average $1.51 per share, rail
roads closed tl.oO higher for the week,
Additional Sensational Disclosures at the
Investigation at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Jan. 17. The auditors, who
for months past have been examining
the acocunts of ex-City Attorney More
land and his assistant, W. II. House,
which has already resulted in sensa
tional disclosures and prosecutions of
the ex-city officials, have anouunced'
additional discoveries of an equally
startling nature. . .'..
City Controller Clourley is authority
for the statement that Moreland and
House failed to turn over to the clay
money collected by them during the
last fourteen days they were in office.
Between October 1 and October 14 last,
between $10,000 and $11,000 were paid in
to the city attorney's office, which ha
never been turned over to the city.
Major Moreland Informed the controller
today that he knew absolutely nothing
of the shortage, that all the accounts
were in charge of W. H. House and
that Mr. House was at home sick. Ma
jor Moreland said he would turn over
to the city the money due, as soon as u
Statement was furnished of what he
owed. The audit of the city attorney's
office is by no means yet complete.
LIBERTY BELL'S RETURN.
Will Start from Atlanta on Thursday
Philadelphia. Jan. 17. An Itinerary
was presented today by the Pennsylva
nia and the Southern Railroad compa
nies at the session of councils' sub
committee, having in charge the homo
bringing of the liberty bell from At
lanta. The Itinerary follows: ,
Committee leaves Philadelphia 6.35 p.
ni. Tuesday, Jan. 28, arriving the even
ing; of Jan. 29. The start from Atlanta
with the bell will bo made at a. in. on
Thursday, Jan. 30. Stops will be made
that day at Gainesville, Greenville,
Hpartansburg and Charlotte. The night
will be spent at the latter place. Char
lottee will be left at 7 a. m. Friday and
stops will be made that day at Salis
bury, High Point, Greensboro, Dun
ville, Lynchburg and the night spent at
Charlottesville, and It I expected that
Philadelphia will be reached on Satur
day afternoon. The bell on Its return
here will be escorted to Its resting place
In Independence hall by a large mili
READY FOR THE HARVEST.
Chlcoeo Hotel Keepers Preparing to
Scoop tho Convention Visitors.
Chicago, Jan. 1". Managers of the big
hotels respect the agreement made by
the Chicago committee with the Demo
cratic national committee at Washing
ton not to make arrangements for
state delegations headquarters until
the national committee has decided
where It will be housed during the con
venlon period. The hotel men, how
ever, are not disposed to wait a month
before making contracts for state dele
gations and will expect the national
committee to make known Its choice
with as little delay as possible.
Manager Southgate, of the Auditor
ium, today said that he felt certain the
New York delegation would be quar
tered at that hotel. Don M. Dickinson
has engaged the best suite of rooms
at the Richelieu and scores of Individ
ual applications for rooms were re
ceived and acted on by the hotel mana
gers during the day.
MARTIN HAS A MAJORITY.
Cotrols 20 of the 37 Philadelphia Wards
in the Fight Against Onay.
Philadelphia, Jan. 17. The result of
the meetings of the ward executive
committees of the Republican party to
night to elect the members of the city
committee between Senator Quay and
the faction In Philadelphia opposed to
him. headed by National Committee
man David Martin.
From all appearances Mr. Martin will
control at least twenty of the thirty
seven wards of the " and he may
hi"" " mpiiri'v of three more. At the
meetings of the ward committees to
uimui .a several of the wards either of
the two factions refused to abide by
the result of the vote and bolted the
regular meetings and held separate
meeting. Even with a majority In the
city committee Mr. Martin can hardly
claim a victory over Senator Quay, as
the latter has made serious Inroads
upon the faction opposed to him In
Philadelphia and has a large working
minority-on the city committee which
the majority cannot Ignore,
ELUE UNIFORMS DISGRACED
Philadelphia's Protectors Are Shown
in aa Unfavorable Light.
SERGEANT'S SHOCKING ' CRIME
An Awful Cass That Has Never Come to
Trial-Fine Specimen of Doctor. '
Interesting Testimony at the
-, Lexow Investigation.
Philadelphia, Jan. 17. The senatorial
Investigating committee waa In session
again this afternoon, and, when It ad
journed shortly after 5 o'clock, It was
to meet "at the call of the chair." This
will be In about two weeeks, the recess
being taken because Lawyer Silas W.
Pettlt, the committee's inquisitor, and
his assistant. Attorney Freedley, are
otherwise engaged during that period.
Bel by J. Rook, of Wilmington, Del., but
a former resident of Germantown, a
suburb of this city, was the star witness
of the day. He testified to Sergeant of
Police Bateman Saddlngton having com
mitted an indecent assault upon his
(Rook's) young daughter May In March
1891, the, child then being less than 8
years of age. The witness told of hav
ing prosecuted Haddington and of the
grand Jury subsequently finding a true
bill of indictment against him. Rook
was notified on Ave occasions to appear
In court against the accused, but as yet,
the case has not been tried. The wit
ness was of the opinion that Saddington
is still connected with the police depart
May Rook, the alleged victim, nar
rated the manner In which Saddington
committed the assault, and Dr. William
H. Wehler testified to having examined
the child. The physician stated that as
ho found evidences of an assault hav
ing been committed he dropped the
case, because "he did not want to ap
pear In court."
Julia Ross, the keeper of disreputable
houses for twenty years whose case In
quarter sessions court on this charge
was recently postponed at the request
of Lawyer Pettlt in order that she could
appear before the commute, was an
Interesting witness. She de'tulled how
patrolmen were regularly paid by her
"for protection" and told at length of
recent "persecutions" by the police au
thorities notwithstanding that she has
"quit the business." The other testi
mony related to the participation of
policemen in the Republican primary
election on Tuesday last and of their
activity In politics In general; and of
the "protection" afforded, "speak
He Would Allow the Voters to Express at
the Polls Their Choice for 1'nlted
! State Senator.
Washington, Jan. 17. Congressman
John.Jl. Robinson today sent the fol
lowing letter to Senator Quay, who is
now In Florida:
Hon. M. 8. Quay, Chairman. Republican
State Committee, Philadelphia; ,
Mr., Dear Sir: As you are awtre, I am
a cumlMate for the United fits.' senate
to Whtch honorable station there ar sev
eral distinguished Republicans aspiring.
It seems to me, In view of this fact, and to
save the state committee from uny critl
clsm whatsoever, as to partiality or bias
toward any of the other candidates, that
it would be well for the state chairman
suggest to the various chairmen of the
Republican county committees In the state
the advisability of printing the names of
all the candidates for the United States
senate, so far as known, upon a separate
slip of the ticket to be voted for at the
coming primaries, so that there may be
some indication as to the views of the
electors regarding their choice for this
As a member of the sub-committee of
the executive committee upon the matter
Of the rules for the government of the Re
publican party In the state of Pennsylva
nia, 1 am somewhat familiar with the va
rious rules now in force in the several
counties of the commonwealth. I do not
think there is anything In the rules of
any county to prevent the suggestion
from being adopted. Whilst it could not
be mandatory it would be in the nature
declaratory, and would present a fair, free
and open method of determining to a very
large extent the desires of the great body
of Republicans In the commonwealth as io
tho succession to this high and honorable
office so long and ably filled by the Hon.
J. Don. Cameron, who declines to be con
sidered further in connection with the
I might suggest, In view of the fact
that there is no Mile governing the sub
ject in the state rules now in force, that It
would be wholly within the province of
the state chairman and not an unwise or
Impropor act, for the various candidates
for the United States senate to signify
their candidacy to him and that the chair
man fix a reasonable fee to cover the ex
penses of the printing and notices neces
sary In connection with the vote upon
th subject, so that an authentic list of can
didate could be furnlshe.l to the various
county chairmen In due me for the pri
mary elections for selecting the members
of the general assmbly, who will be called
upon to elect a colleague to yourself,
f ery respectively.
John II. Robinson.
IT MAY BE SCHLATTER.
Supposed Identity of a Faith Curer Who
Who I Now Arousing Virginia.
Richmond, Va., Jan. 17. There Is
great excitement In Henrico county
over the advent of a faith curist whose
powers are alleged to be even more
marvelous than those of Francis Schlat
ter, the Denver healer. He gives the
name of James Deane and claims Kan
sas as his home. He Is an ordinary
looking man and wears a full black
beard and a clerical garb. At present
he Is at the home of Henry Walker, just
beyond the limits of the city. All day
the Walker house has been densely
packed with people, who rejtard Deane
with profound superstition and believe
him to be the greatest healer of modern
His performances are Identical to
those of Schlatter and some who visited
tlie Walker house today left firmly con
vinced that the man was none other
than the Denver miracle worker. A
week ago Mr. Walker lay dying of con
sumption. Yesterday he walked cheer
fuly about his room.
DUEL LIKELY TO BE FOUGHT.
Iselln and Dunraven May Meet on the
Field of Honor.
New. York, Jan. 17. The rumor was
heard In the New York Yacht club to
day that C. Oliver Iselln, who departs
for Europe tomorrow, is going abroad
to meet Lord Dunraven on the field of
honor. It Is said that Mr. Iselln will
take a copy of the special committee
report, and after presenting it to Lord
Dunraven will Insist upon satisfaction.
Mr. Iselln was seen at the Brunswick
last night and asked if there were any
truths.lt the rumor. His reply was that
he had nothing to say. This reply, of
course, gave the rumor emphasis.
: DREAM VERIFIED BY FACT.
Accident to a Young Mu'n Foretold In
) .Sleeping Vision.
: Cincinnati, Jan. 17. W. A. Gentry, a
young business man of this city and a
hephew of eg-Unlted States Senator
Kenna, of Charleston, W. Va., slipped
on the. Icy pavement today and fell to
the street In front of a heavy coat wag
on, which passed over his left arm,
making amputation necessary. Sun
day night he dreamed he was run down
by an electric car and on Monday he
was crusneu by a cable car.
He told his dreams to an Insurance
friend and was persuaded to take out
accident policies. Until the policy could
be returned from New York he carried
dally risks. These he gets the bendtlt
of, but the policy not having reached
the New York office he Is out the Insur
ance for the loss of his arm.
TRACTION COMPANY FIRM.
Philadelphia's Street CrOfflolal Refuse
I'nder Any Circumstances to Recognize
tho Amalgamated Association.
Philadelphla.Jan. 17. The second ses
sion of the commission composed of
representatives of the citizens' commit
tee. Union Traction company officials
and a committee of employes, that Is
meeting to adjust, if possible, the griev
ances of the men of the company, was
held this afternoon. President Welsh
presented on behalf of the company, a
reply to the demands submitted by the
men. The company Is willing to grant
some of the minor demands asked for
and promises to do what Is possible In
adjustng other differences: but it re
mains Arm In Its decision not to recog
nize the Amalgamated association of
street railway employes. This is the
point that may bring all the good that
might result from the commission to
naught, as the men appear equally Arm
that the association shall rtt-'eive some
Another session of the commission
will be held tomorrow. How long the
commission will be In existence Is hard
to say. After the discussion of the
matters before It the cltlsens' commit
tee representatives upon It will prob
ably make a report embodying the con
cessions they think both sides should
make. For the Traction company Presi
dent Welsh stated today that the com
pany would consider itself bound as
far as It could possibly do so to carry
out the suggestions that might be made
In his report.
MR. HARRISON WILL WED.
Make a Formal Announcement of His
Kngagcment to Mrs. Dlmmlek, Formerly
New York, Jan. 11 General Benja
min Harrison tonight formally an
nounced his engagement to Mrs. Dim
mlck at the Fifth Avenue hotel.
There was a crowd of newspaper men
and others about the hotel shortly be
fore 9 o'clock, when Secretary Tlbbetts
appeared and handed them the foilbw
Ing: "General Harrison authorises the an
nouncement that he and Mrs. Dlmmlek
are engaged to be married, and that
the marriage will not take place until
Colonel Tlbbetts refused to further
discuss the announcement, and al
though the ex-presldent was upstairs
In his room at the time, he denied him
self to all newspaper men.
Mrs. Dlmmlek formerly resided at
Honesdale, Pa., and has many relatives
in Scranton, who were informed of the
engagement by letter today.
Colonel Tlbbetts said that General
Harrison would remnin In the city until
after Sunday, when he would go to
Indianapolis and from there to Wash
SAFE DEALER MISSING.
E. C. Morris, of Boston, Has Disappeared
Boston, Jan. 17. E. C. Morris, the
well-known safe manufacturer and
dealer, left Boston about two weeks ago
and has not been heard from since that
time. It has been discovered that he
forged the name of his father-in-law,
Hon. Frank M. Ames, on notes which
will probably aggregate $76,000. It Is
known that brokers, banks and trust
companies hold about $50,000. and that
private Individuals have probably $25,-
Mr. Morris was Bl years of age and
was widely and favorably known in
Boston. He has probably lost most or
all of the $75,000 in speculation, as it
Is not believed he had much money
when he fled. An examination of his
affaire has shown that he owes $150,000,
much of It to personal friends.
MIKE SPIRO ARRESTED.
The Arch Conspirator of tho Mafia In Jail
Hazleton, Jan. 17. Mike Splro, the
arch-conspirator of tho Mafia here, who
was arrested In Chicago and brought
here, was given a hearing today be
fore Alderman Martin. He was charged
with arson and dynamiting, and made
a full confession. Implicating Nicholas
Pelloz and Mike Barone, two Italian
school teachers, !as dynamiters, and
Mike Romano as the nianVho made
the bomb. The three men named were
at once arrested and taken to Jail.
Romano confessed . to making the
bomb, but claims he did so -under
threats of death. He was placed under
$5,000 bail and the other three were com
mitted without bail. There are still
eighty members of the band at large,
and the officers expect to make whole
sale arrests during the week.
Death on a Bridge.
' ittsburg. Pa., Jan. 17. Katie Grass, aged
24 years, was killed this afternoon on a
bridge across Cart lent creek, at Rosslvn.
She was struck by a Pan Handle passen
ger train and fell a distance of eighty
Big Rlnie nt Benton.
Rloomsburg, Pa., Jan. 17. Word was re
ceived here this evening that two-thirds of
the town of Benton, this county, had been
destroyed by an Incendiary fire. The loss
Is said to b $20.000,
CONDENSED STATE TOPICS.
1 A premature explosion of dynamite- In
a Pleasant Hill mine mangled to death
Fred U'Donnell. '
Some of the striker of the Ingersoll
Sergeant Drill works, at Easton, yester
day returned to work.
The Connellsville region sold ' 8,244,43$
tons of coke last year, an Increase of near
ly 2,0011,000 tons over any previous year.
His coat was caught by a hook when
alighting frpm a car at Gordon, dragging
Henry Shraeder beneath the wheels,
where he met death.
' Tax collectors of Schuylkill county, who
are in arrears oh duplicates prior to 1891,
have been notified to fettle before Febru
ary or suit will be brought.
The United States gunboat Monocacy
narrowly escaped destruction by fire at
The London Times denies that the
British government had agreed to cede
to Italy the town of Zella.
The Buenos Ayre chamber of deputies
has passed a bill granting bounties fur
A dispatch from Rome announces the
elevation of Rev. Father Uorman to the
Bishopric of Sioux Falls, S. D.
The queen's autograph letter to the Sul
tan Is said to have contained a strong pro
test against the Turkish outrages in Ar
menia. . '
Count'Von Kanlts' proposal for the es
tablishment of a government grain monop
oly in Uermany will not, he declares, ad
vance the price of bread.
GENERAL CAMPOS DEPOSED
The Spanish Officer Was Too Lenient
NCWS FROM BATTLE FIELDS
General Lnqne Ovcrcomoe In Angosturas
a Portion of tho Rebel Band-Captain
Sanchez's Engagement with
Lseret's Troop In Chsrca.
Washington, Jan. . 17. Dupuy De
Lome, Spanish minister, late this after
noon received a cablegram from tho
Duke of Letuan, minister of foreign
affairs at Madrid, saying that "The of
ficial news from Cuba and the state of
Insurrection are as satisfactory as I
telegraphed you this morning. Inde
pendently of the military action the
government has authorised Marshal
Martinez Campos to resign his com
mand to General Marin and return to
Spain In consequence of the conduct of
the political parties of Cuba contrary
to the policy of the commander In chief
asking a change In the system of con
ducting the war.
Senor Dupuy Lome does not think
that the change In commanders at this
Juncture will have any-Injurious effect
on the campaign or that any radical
change in the conduct of operations will
tke place. Spain has shown a readiness
to agree to the retirement of General
Campos, on the request of leading loyal
citizens of Cuba who found, as had been
stated when General Campos was first
sent to Cuba, that he was diuposed to
be lenient with the insurgents. He was
frequently criticized, however Justly,
for being too conciliatory. As shown
by Its dispatch the government Is per
fectly satisfied with the state of the
campaign generally and does not borrow
any trouble as long as the rebels are
controlled within a small territory.
News of the Battles.
The minister also received the fol
lowing cablegram, signed by the duke:
The commander in chief telegraphs
that General Luque overcame In Ango
sturas, province at Plnnr Del Rio, a
portion of the bands of Antonio Maceo,
commanded by Nunez, Bermudrz and
others, capturing their flag and en
campment, 100 horses, saddles, arms,
ammunition and provisions, making
some prisoners and dispersing them.
Captain Sanchez, with 240 men. had an
engagement with a large band com
manded by Lacret. In Chnrca, province
of Makanzns, rapturing their encamp
ment. General Prat reached the van
guard of Maximo Gomez at Kncruclja
da, province of Habana, putting it ,to
flight. There are reports of other small
engagements of less Importance. The
enemy does not resist, and If It does
It Is beaten. The division of the enemy
In small bands causes great fatigue and
inconvenience to the troops, but they
harass him closely and continually."
London, Jan. 17. A dispatch to the
Central News from Madrid says that
the cnbinet this evening decided to re
call from Cuba Captain General lltitn
pos and brother-in-law. General' Ar
derius, second in command. Generals
Marin and Pando will be temporarily
substituted In their places. The su
preme command in the Islalid will be
conferred on General Weylhr, who will
sail for Cuba forthwith in company
with General Polavleja.
LINER'S RECORD BROKEN.
The St. I.on is Crosses the Atlaotio in Sis
Day t and Thirteon Honrs.
New York, Jan. 17. The-American
line Btenmer St. Louis,- which arrived
at this port tonight, bcoke her own best
previous record of six days, thirteen
hours and twenty-five, minutes behind
the best westward record .held by the
American liner New York. -,
: The New York, however .established
her record In the month of September,
while the St. Louis comes in, very little
behind It, In January, when the weather
conditions are much less favorable for
doing anything in the way of record
. JUDGES DISQUALIFIED.
Owners of Railroad stock Not Com
potent to Hear an Important Case.
New York, Jan. 17. In United States
court today when tho motion for an
injunction restraining the thirty-two
railroad companies from operating un
der their agreement as the Joint Traf
fic association, was called, Judse Lu
combe said It was probable that most
of the judges In this circuit were dis
qualified from hearing the motion by
reason of their ownership of railroad
stock or bonds, but probably Judge
Wheeler would be a position to preside
at the hearing of the argument.
Judge Lacbmbe smilingly remarked
that he owned a share or two of stock
and could sell them for the purpose of
qualification, but It was probable that
Judge Wheeler would hear the argu
ment. BEN RESOLVES TO FIGHT.
Philadelphia Broker Will Nbt Accompany
the Officers Ho'.ne,
Tampa. Fla., an. 17. "Benjamin John
son, the absconding Fhlladelphia stock
broker, arersted here several days ago
has resolved to Oght extradition. He
has employed a lawyer, who says John
son will not return to Philadelphia until
forced to do so by the law or until Ken
dall & Whitlock, whom he Is charged
with robbing, guarantee him immunity
Detective Dqnaghey, of Philadelphia,
reached here to day to take Johnson
back and was surnrised to learn that
the broker would fight extradition. The
detective brought no requisition papers
and can do nothing until he hears from
the Philadelphia authorities.
Abram Must t so the F.xpress.
Washlngon, Jan. 17. The postofflce de
partment today denied the privileges of
the malls to Abram C. Bhortler. ultas
Charles W. Dey, alias Samuel J. Harvey,
of Philadelphia, who advertised himself
as a stamp collector.
Flying Squadron on the W ing.
London, Jan. 17. The Central News cir
culates a report, which It says is unofficial
t V. .. , hn tl-ltlnl. ,.-!... .... 1 ... , . .
..oh ro I'nimil (,, Mjuuuiuil, JUPt II1L
Into commission, is destined for the Ber-
muuui. loin report -cannot now oe con
firmed. TELEGRAPHIC TICKS.
It Is said that but three Kentucky sen
ators ride on railroad posses.
One thousand of the Morris Con! com
pany's miners, at Columbus-, O., pre on
The shortage of Albert Wade, secrond
assistant cashier of the First National
bank of Mount Vernon, ind., is sum to be
The National Women's CUrlstlan Tem
perance union committee fti decided to
hold the next annul convention in San
Franciuco, Ca. y
Howard D. Newton. Soi-mer nrnronunr nf
3reek and Latin In Harvard university,
nas ueen aujuugeci insane In Chicago, 111.,
and sent to atv asylum.
Oeorge 8. Porter, a New York commis
sion merchant, accused of passing a
worthless check, killed h)mseir by turning
on the gas In his cell in the Raymond
street )uii, Brooklyn.
Today we Inaugurate our first sale of
the season of 1890, and mention a few
special numbers only. .
Muslin Gowns, Embroidered Ruffle,
Tucked and lnserstion Trimmed
. Yoke 69 cents,
Muslin Gown, Square Yoke, Em
broidered Kuffle 9$ cents.
Muslin Gown, Sailor Collar, Em
broidered Yoke $1.11
Muslin Gown, Round Yoke, Em
broidered Ruffle $1.2,
Mother Hubbard Cambrlo Clowns.
Embroidered Collar $L3f
Cambrlo Gown, "Melbafltyle," (En
tirely New $L4J
Empire Cambrlo Gown. Square
Neck, Deep Ruffle $1.11
Cambrlo Gown, large and deep Em
broidered Collar, Tucked Yoke.. .$1.61
Handsome Cambrlo Gown, Square
Neck, Sailor Collar, Embroidered
Underskirts ki All Lengths
and in Extra Sizes.
Short Muslin Skirts, 8-Cluster Tuokf,
(special), 48c.; also with Embroidered
Ruffles at 65c., $1.00 and up to $2.00.
Long Skirts from 75c. to $7.00 esick. i
Drawers, plain and trimmed, from-IS
cents up; also one special lot MubIIdj
Drawers, trimmed -with Torchon Lac
and Insertion at 69 cents. . ,
One special lot high neck and laof 1
trimmed, It cents. ,
Plain Tucked Camsrto Cover SS
Corset Covers, In Low Necks,
Neck and Square Neck, 36 to 76 sent.
Elegant line of Corset Covers, finely
trimmed with lace and embroidery,
from 65 cents to $2.98.
One special lot Eureka Corset Covers,
with shield pockets, 23 to 69 oeuts
(about half price.)
Outing Gowns, all sizes, 98c. and $1.10,
Children's short White dresses, sHt
sizes; infants' long dresses, slightly
soiled, at greatly reduced prices) to
The quality, style and finish of our
underwear Is so well-known, no further
comments are needed.
. , ' 510 and 512
Increase every day Irt
the year; more good shoes
make more good friends.1
114 AND IIS WYOMING AV&
WEICIEL TIE JEWELEU
Great reductions In
prices before taking
Near Dime Bank.
DOES ENGLAND MEAN WAR ?
Tho Flying Squadron Sails for the
London, Jan. 17. Though the admir
alty refuse to either confirm or deny
the statement that the new flying
squadron is destined for Bermuda, it
can be stated on the authority of offi
cers attached to the squadron that they
believe that if they do not go to Ber
muda they will go to some point in the
West Indies. They do not know the
nature of the service they are going
on, but In 'view of the dispute with
Venezuela the fact of dispatching- of
the squadron to the West Indies causes
Colon, Jnn. 17. Advices received here
from British Guiana Indicates the
likelihood of Oreat Britain dealing With
Venezuela, without any regard for the
T'nlted States' desire to obtain arbitra
tion of the dispute.
Vor eastern Pennsylvania, cloudy,.-, mi
threatening; northeast winds.
";--7 Will Be Busy
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