The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 28, 1896, Image 1

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A. Clearing
Sale of Silks
But Rather an
The facts are simply those. We got
hold of ii little parcel of the best
Silks on the market at a price far
below their real value. The lots In
eaeh number are small and not
withstanding; the fart that we
could not today luiy more desirable
Roods at regular prices for the com
ing sprint; trade, we've decided be
cause of the Kindliness of the lots,
to let these Silks go on the mum
terms as they've Just come to us.
In handsome Black miotics Silks,
the most popular weave In fashion's
LOT 17 pieces 22-Inch, worth $1.00.
LOT 25 pieces, 22 Inches wide, worth
LOT 34 pieces, 22 Inches wide, worth
LOT 43 pieces, 22 Inches wide, worth
LOT 53 pieces, 24 Inches wide, worth
LOT 61 pieces, 24 Inches wide, worth
In New
Taffeta Silks
LOT 115 pieces latest style Rrocade
TafTcta Silks. The designs nrc linus
iially handsome. Worth fully $1.00.
LOT 2-10 pieces Black Silks with new
colored swivel effects. Two styles.
Fully worth $1.25.
LOT 3-3 pieces Black Taffeta Silks, 27
Inches wide and a heavy make. Reg
ular value 95c,
Tou can have what you want of our
well-known DOe. quality In Pure Silk
Stripes: But they won't stay long
with us at that figure.
1TTT 1 ihffMrn'AIITAin
Bargains '
At 25C
The Mormon Land Statesmen Are
Formally Admitted.
The Resolution Protesting Against Out
rages In Asia .Minor Is Discussed in
the llousc-A Proposition to Sever
" Turkish lilploimitic delations.
Washington. Jan. 27. Two senators
from the now state of Utah took their
places In the senate today, making the
number of members of that body S9.
There Is still a vacancy In the case of
Delaware. Both are classified a3 Re
publicans and favoring free coinage.
Lots ve,-o drawn to decide which was
to lill the lonit term, closing March 3.
1S1IS, and which was to fill the short
term, c losing March 3. 1S97. Mr. Can
non was fortunate enough to win the
long term, his colleague, Mr. Brown
having to Ink? ihe Bhort one.
Dining the mnriiin? hotir the Joint
resolution reported from the committee
on agriculture, directing the secretary
of agriculture J comply with the law
requiring the purchase and distribution
of seeds, was debated. Mr. Hans
brough. (Republican. North. Dakota)
argued In favor of It ami Mr.' George,
(Democrat, Mississippi) usulrist It. No
action wan taken ami at 2 p. in. the
houiie bond bill wllh the free coinage
substitute, was luid before? the senute
as unfinished business. Two speeches
were made on the hill, one ugainst free
coinage by Mr. Nelson, ( Republican,
Minnesota) and one in favor of bi
metallism and free coinage by Mr.
Bacon (Democrat, Georgia). The bill
went over without action. Mr, Lodge,
( llcimhlican, Massachusetts) gave no
tice of an umendment for the Issue of
one hundred millions of U per cent,
bonds of coast defense.
In the opening pruyer the senate
chaplain made an Impassioned Invoca
tion in behalf of the people of Ar
menia, praying that the powers and
people of Christendom may be aroused
nnd united to force the Sultan to
"sheathe his bloody swor.l uml to stay
the 1'ieristicd rage and cruelty of hi
fanatical soldiery and subjects."
A WorJ for Suffering Christians.
The house today discussed for four
hours and pased. by a vote of 14II to 2fi.
the scnaty concurrent resolution, de
claring It to be an imperative duty. In
the interest of humanity, to express the
earnest hope that the Kuropenn con
cert brought about by the Rerlin treaty
may be speedily given its Just effect in
such decisive meusures ns shall stay
the hnnd of fanaticism nnd lawless vio
lence, and as shal' secure to the unof
fending Christians or the Turkish em
pire, all the lights belonging to them as
men and Christians and as tieneflciarles
of the explicit provisions of that treaty;
requesting the president to communi
cate these resolutions to the five signa
tory powers thereof: and declaring that
congress will suport the president In
the most vigorous action he may take
for the protection ant) security of
American citizens In Turkey and to
obtain redress for Injuries committed
upon the person or property of such
Mr. Qulg (Rep., N. V.), at whose re
quest the resolution was taken up,
opened the debate and advocated Its
adoption, as did also Messrs. Mcl'reary
(Deni., Ky.). Hltt (Rep., HI.), Morse
(Rep., Mass.), Smith ( Itop., Mich.),
Mahany (Rep., N, Y.), Hrumm (Rep.,
Pa.), Sperry (Rep., Conn.), and Howe
(Rep., N. Y.) Various amendments
were offered to It on the Rround that It
did not go far enough: ono by Mr. Hep
burn llep., la.) calling for the dismissal
of the Turkish minister at Washington
and the severance of diplomatic rela
tions with Turkey, but they were all
rejected. Messrs Turner (Hem., Ga.),
firosvenor (Rep., Ohio), Walsh (Dem.,
N. Y.). Adams (Rep.. Pa.), Johnson,
(Rep., Cul.). and Bniley ( IHm., Texas),
argued against the resolution.
The diplomatic and consular appro
priation for the coining fiscal year was
A bill was passed to permit the sale
in small u reels of certain in lids In Min
Inserted Husband at Frankfort, InJ.,
kill Himself.
Frankfort, Ind., Jan. 27. This after
noon Samuel Vanton, an attorney, was
found dend In his ofllce. A bullet-hole
In the temple and a revolver lying on
the lloor told that the wound had been
self-lnt!lctcd. The lawyer's decision to
die was the result of an unhappy mar
riage. On July 3. 1.HH5, Vanton, who
had been a widower for many years,
married Mrs. Frankie A. Meeker, a
wealthy soc iety woman of Quincy, III.,
and two months Inter his wife deserted
him, returning to her old home. Later
she tiled a suit against nor husband,
clnlniing that he had misappropriated
$1,5(i0 of her funds. The suit was final
ly dismissed, but the loss of his bride
weighed very heavily on Vunton's
mind, nnd he frequently talked to his
friends of death.
Yesterday be wan last soon 'alive. In
the dead man's hand wan a brief note,
telling where his funeral garb and
clean linen could bo found. Mr. Van
ton was about 53 years of agre.and came
here in 1S75 from Jllddletnwn. N. Y.
lie had a son living In Micldletown. and
it was his desire that the son should
have his property.
Inportant Peelsloit In the Gettysburg
Land rase.
Washington, Jan. 27. In the supreme
court today Mr. Justice Feckham. the
new mPtnber of the court, announced
his maiden opinion In the cases
growing nut of the efforts by
congress to take possession -of
eertp.lti tracts of land adjacent
to and part of the Gettysburg battle
field park, claimed by the electric rail
road company, whoso lino was laid on
the territory in question. - The pro
ceedings to condemn were begun under
authority of an act of congress appro
priating money to pay for the grour.d,
but Judge Dallas, of the circuit court,
decided that the law was unconstitu
tional. Judge Butler, of the district court,
dissented from Judge Dallas' opinion.
Justice Pecghnm announced that the
c'vf y-.7-c! rv''"
Judge Butler'svlew of the law that It
was constitutional and therefore Judge
Dallas' judgment would be reversed and
u new trial granted.
r.x-Consul's Wife Petition to Congress to
Tal.c Aim ion.
Washington, Jan. 27. Mrs. John'L.
Waller, wife of the ex-consul to Tanin
tave, Madagascar, now in a French
prison, through Senator Baker today
petitioned congress to take action In
the case of her husband. She says her
husband was not intentionally guilty
of any act hostile to the French gov
ernment; and that he Is absolutely In
nocent of any wrong doing for which
he should be deprive! of his liberty;
that the acts by which France has held
Waller for ten months as a prisoner la
a crime against Justice."
Mrs. Waller says that she believes
that If her husband had been a subject
of Great Britain he would have long
hlnee been released.
(iriovnnccs of the l ustcrn l eague Are
Considered by tlw Members of (ho Na
tional llomd of Professional Players.
New York. Jim. 27. The National
Board of Professional Baseball Plny
ei'B held u special meeting today at
the Fifth Avenue hotel. The members
of the board are as follows: N. K.
Young, Washington, D. C; C. II. Byrne,
Brooklyn, N. Y.; John T. Brush. Cin
cinnati, Ohio, und A. 11. Soilen, of Bos
ton. The business before the meeting was
not of a' very heavy nature. There
was u strong representation from the
Eastern league present nnd the dele
gallon appeared before the board on
two important subjects. With regard
to the representation of the Eastern
league on the hoard. President Nick
Young stated that under the articles
of agreement the league was entitled
to representation next year when they
entered class A. The representation of
the league will be entitled to a full
vote on matters ?forc the board.
The second subject brought forward
by the delegation from the mirror
league took up n good deal of. the time
of the board. The discussion related
to the hardships Imposed on the minor
leagues by the practice of the National
league clubs of drafting players from
minor league clubs. The former were
In the habit of drafting such players
and holding them for an Indellnite
length of time. The drafting club
would In many instances come to the
conclusion ufter so holding the players
that they had no use for them and
would return them to the club from
which they had been drafted. This left
the minor league clubs without the use
of such players sometimes for a whole
season and often caused a pecuniary
loss. The board recommended an
amendment to section C of article 6
of the constitution to deal with such
cases as follows:
"A club making a selection of a player
as authorized In the preceding paragraphs
of this article, shull huve the right with
in thirty days' notice to the secretary of
the board of sueii selection to withdraw
from such selection, and on notice to the
secretary he shall return to the club the
amount leositccl with him. A club fall
ing to exercise this right within the time
specified shall not be allowed subsequently
to withdraw lis claim, and Immediately
on signing the player to a llnul contract,
the recrctary of the board shall remit to
the original reserving club the amount de
posited with him on account of such se
lection. The selecting club shall within
sixty days of its original selection tender
the player selected a formal contract us
provided In paragraph "A" of this article,
nnd In case of its failure to do so the se
re in ry of the board shall remit the amopnt
deposited with him to the club from which
the player was selected."
The recommendation of the board will
be acted upon at the National league
meeting on February 21.
The aptillcntlon of John M, Ward to
have his name taken off the New York
club's reserve list was laid over until
the next meeting of the board on Feb
ruary 24, when President Young said
the matter would be finally disposed of.
Neither Mr. Ward nor President Freed -man
were present today,
Nebraska Man Indicted for Darning
Hamilton' Court Mouse.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 27. William M.
Itels was arrested last night and today
was turned over to the sheriff of Hamil
ton county. He was yesterday Indicted
by the grand Jury at Aurora, charged
with burning the Hamilton County
courthouse the day after election. In
dictments were also found against ex
Trcusurer Peter Farney and his son,
both charged with comollcity iu the
crime, and news from, Aurora this even
ing Is to the effect that both men were
arrested during the day.
It. took the grand jury three weeks
to plnoe the responsibility. The allega
tion Is that the men burned the court
house to cover a shortage of Farney,
of which he was convicted last week,
nnd also to destroy election ballots
which would show his defeat for re
election. STRIKE AT E ASTON.
No Prospect of Settlement at the Inner
soil Drill Works.
Eastern, Pa.,. Jan. 27. There is ap
parently no prospect of a settlement of
the strike at the Ingersoll Drill works,
of fifty non union men who were se
cured In Philadelphia last night by the
company, only fifteen arrived at
Eeaston, the remained having been
persuaded by representatives of the
strikers, who were on the train, to get
off at various stations between Phila
delphia and this city.
The new men were escorted from the
station to the company's plan by a
number of deputy sheriffs amid jeers of
men. women and children. No violence
resulted, however. The non union men
wil be housed and fed at the works.
Woodbury Held to Rail.
Bradford, Pa., Jan. 27. In Alderman
Barlow's ronrt toilay In the case of the
cO'-monwesith against 8. 8. Woodbury
for refusing to admit negroes into his ice
rink, a public place of amusement, Ihe
defense waived further bearing, after the
commonwealth had stated Its case, and
Justice Harlow entered Woodbury to bail
In the sum of two.
Padded the Pay Holes.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 27. James Ault, a
clerk employed in the maintenance of way
department of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad In this eity, was arrested today
and Is in jail charged with padding the
pay rolls of his department. The loss la
--iTPtei at t".: At l: r.ltr i! ir'"
A Severe Enoaflcincnt Near Cascorre
Is Reported
Collectors of Customs on tho Lookout
for rilihusterers Reinforcements
from Spain Arrivo at Havana.
General Campos Sails Away.
From Staff Correspondent of the I'nlted
Santiago Be Cuba, Jan. 19. via
.Tampa, Fla., Jan. 27. A gentleman
who arrived hero lately from Puerto
Principe brings the following details
of a severe encounter near Cascorre on
the 7th Inst. The Cuban government,
with its president, the Marquis of Santa
Lucia at its head, was encamped In the
pasture ground nt Mexico, protected by
20", rebels. Near the camp was the Cu
ban general Mnyal Bodrlguez with 500
cavalry and .'100 Infantry. The Spanish
column of Col. Mlva, 11100 In number
who were operating In that zone had
an encounter with Itodrlguez's forces.
The engagement lusted two hours, end
ing with a brilliant charge of cavalry
led personally by Rodriguez, the Spun
lards bavins to retire In greut hnste,
pursued by the Cubans almost as far as
The Spanish troops left on the field
27 killed and 75 wounded. Many of the
latter seriously hurt, nnd some prison
ers were taken by the Cubans. Tho
rebels had eight killed and ,H wounded.
On the 16th Inst. Spanish Commander
Condlnes with 500 men, had nn encount
er with a rebel party of guerrillas in
the vicinity of Dunlin and Four, Jtnrn
coa. and afterwards In La Pedrera nnd
Itoblc. The Spaniards had three killed
and fourteen wounded und the rebels
four wounded.
looking for I'ilibiiatcrers
Washington, Jan. 27. Acting Secre
tary Wike has Instructed Collectors of
Customs to look out for the steamer J.
W. Hawkins, alleged to have left New
York lust Fricluy on a filibustering ex
pedition to Cuba. Senor De Lome, the
Spanish Minister says Callxto (Sarcla
Is uboard the Hawkins with nrms and
ammunition and men, and that the
steamer will take on more men nnd
stores at Palm Beach. Florida; that
she will imss the I'nlted States waters
near Key West; that, the arms confis
cated ut Cedar Keys, Florida, are in
readiness to be put aboard the Haw
kins, and that the famous steamer
Commodore nt Wilmington, N. C,
forms purt of the conspiracy. Orders
have been sent to the revenue cutters
Morrill, McLane and Colfax to proceed
to sea and If possible intercept the
Hawkins providing' the allegations of
the Spanish minister are found to be
Little doubt Is now entertained that
It is tp Intercept if possible this expedi
tion that the cruisers Raleigh and
Montgomery have been ordered to sea.
Reinforcements Arrive.
Havana, Jan. 21, via Tampa, Fla.,
Jan. 27. Yesterday morning at 10
o'clock the Spanish trans-Atlantic
steamer Santiago urrived ' from San
tander. She brought a large number of
officers and 1,659 rank and file to rein
force the Spanish garrison in this city.
At 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon the
steamer Alave entered this port from
Sagua and Caibarien. She brought 116
officers and VC:i men.
Yesterday ufternoon the steamship
Alfonso XII left for Corunna and Han
tander. She embarked a distinguished
body of men. Captain Sewral, Martinez
Campos, Oeneral Jose Ardernis his
Mujor nreno lybk RPfoyb S:Vsww
Major Moreno, Cuptaln Martinez Cam
pos, a son of the general, and Lieuten
ant Jose Campos, a younger son with
102 soldiers and 80 marines returning
to Spain. After they had embarked
the steamship Maria Herrara steamed
past the Alfonso Nil. The Herrara
dipped her colors and discharged a
quantity of rockets.
Havana, Jan. 27. The government
operations against the rebels are being
pushed rapidly, but as yet do not ap
pear to be productive of any decisive
results. The rebel commander-in-chief,
Maximo Comez, who has repeatedly
been reported to be attempting to make
his way back to the eastern part of the
Island. Is still somewhere a short dis
tance east of the railway line running
from Havana to Bntabano.
Antonio Maeen, the second In com
mand of the rebel forces, entered Man
tua, a town In the western part of the
province of Phiar Del Rio on January
2.1. It is believed here that Marco's
men will be compelled to abandon
Ouane and Kscortina owing to activity
of CSeneral Lurpie.
Divorce and Double Marriage Lead to
(.iitcer Complications.
Mascoutah, 111., Jan. 27. Depositions
secured today bring out an interesting
story of a former prominent citizen of
this section. Dr. J. P. Harris, a promi
nent physician here a dozen years ago,
lived unhappily with his wife. By mu
tual consent a divorce was secured. The
divorced wife married another man and
the doctor married another woman.
Seven years ago the doctor died. After
a short time the widow left, and noth
ing more was heard of the parties un
til today. It appears that the doctor's
widow went to Texas, where she mar
ried a wealthy ranchman. The latter
died recently, leaving large property.
The other heirs nre endeavoring to
break the will, and oddly enough, the
flist wife of Dr. Harris Is, the chief
witness against the second one, who is
now the wealthy Texns w idow.
Henry Vandcrgriff in Jail for Arson Dis
covered to lie a Woman.
Meadville, Pa., Jan. 27. The discov
ery was made tonight that Henry Van
dergrifT, a jnll prisoner held here to
answer a charge of arson, is a woman.
The prisoner confessed that she Is Mrs.
Harriet VandergrlflY aged 40. of llar
rlsburg. where she says she has a 15-year-old
son. Her husband Is dead.
She worked as hired man for David
Peters near here, but quarrelled with
him and left on account of Peters' Jeal
ousy of the "hired man's" attention to
his wife.
On January 18, - Peters barn was
burned arid next morning VandergTlft
waa found In a neighboring barn sick,
-t:-t Jwfr a -itV nn-1 fcM t c-irt
for arson. Tonight Mrs. VandergrlfT Is
In the female department and suys she
Is Rlad her deception has been discov
ered .
Mother Steals Her Child from a Crippled
Guardian ond I sen pes.
ICokomo, Ind., Jan. 27. A. hnbeas
corpus case stopped suddenly today by
the disappearance of the child In con
troversy, John Hammond and Lucy
Ferrell, divorced, were contending for
possession of their little daughter. Myr
tle, who recently received big damages
for injuries in a railway wreck. Judge
Klrkpatrlck guve the custody of Myr
tle to Charles Kdwards.
While the judge was giving Edwards
instructions the mother and child
slipped out of the courtroom and board
ed an outgoing train. Kdwards, who
has but one leg, could not overtake
the fugitives.
Americans In Transvaul llcing Well
Treated -Tho United States Without a
Representative in the South African
London, Jan. 27. In reply to further
inquiry concerning the safety of the
Americans In the Transvaal, made by
Mr. lilchard Olney, Secretary of State
for the United States, the Secretary of
State for the Colonies, Mr. Joseph
Chamberlain, sent a special dispatch
to the (lovernor of Cane Colony, Sir
Hercules Robinson, on Friday last,,
asking him for further particulars con
cerning the Americans at Pretoria.
Sir Hercules Robinson has replied
saying that all the Americans nre well
treated, and only Mr. John Hays Ham
mond, consulting engineer of the Con
solidated and Chartered companies,
who hnlls from California, Is still in
Washington, Jan. 27. Secretary Ol
ney hns received by cable an appeal
from the Americans in Johannesburg
pi .tying that R diplomatic representa-
Transvnal to look after their Interests.
Nulhlng Is suld in the cablegram in the
way oi uincl suggestion tnat our kT
criuiient intervene to secure from the
Transvaal Government fair treatment
politically for resident Americans.
At present the United States Is with
out a diplomatic representative In ull
Africa, save In Liberia, and all of our
diplomatic business with that continent
is done through the medium of the
Cnlted States representative at the
home governments of the African col
onies In Kurope. It Is only within the
past two years that we have had even
a consular ottleer at Johannesburg, and
he Is nothing more than an agent, ac
countable to Mr. Knight, the' I'nlted
States consul nt Cape Colony.
The president might of his own In
stance send a commissioner to the
Transvaal for a special -occasion, but
if it Is desired (o 'Bjiinluln a permanent
diplomatic representation there, which
recent events would seem to Indicate
Is neoessury, this can be done only by
authority of congress, which must
make the appropriation for the minis
ter's sulary, and the expenses of the
legation. It is probable that a recom
mendation to this effect will be made
The appointment of a minister to the
Transvaal would not. It Is said, signify
that the I'nlted Stotes government was
disposed In any manner to commit
Itself to the doctrine that It la warrant
en In interfering in the Internal affairs
of the Boer government, ns desired by
the American and other foreign resi
dents of the country, and tho functions
In that direction of the minister would
be limited to seeing our citizens were
secure In their lives and property, and
were not discriminated against.
Residents of Parsons, Plains and Mill
Creek Hear Noises.
Wilkes-Rnrre. Jan. 27. The residents
of farsons, Plains. Mill Creek, Mooslc
and nearby towns within a radius of
twenty miles of this city were startled
by a low rumbling noise that shook the
enrth about 6."0 o'clock tonight. At
first it was thought that another ex
plosion had taken place nt the exten
sive works of the Mooslc Powder com
pany! I'pon Inquiry at that place,
however It was learned that no such
explosion had occurred.
Telephone and telegraph messages
have been sent to all the surrounding
towna but no explanation of the occur
rence could be given at any of those
places. It Is the general belief that It
wa an earthquake. A great deal of
alarm' was felt for some time after the
shock but up to this writing (11 p. m.)
it has not been repeated.
Standard Rearers Selected nt tho Wash
incton .Meeting.
Washington, Jan. 27. The Woman
SulTrnelsts re-elected the following
officers for the ensuing year:
Honorary president, Elizabeth Cady
Stanton, New Y'orw city; president,
Susan It. Anthony, Rochester. N. Y.;
vice-president at large, Rev. Anna H.
Shaw. Philadelphia: corresponding
secretary. Rachel Foster Avery, Phila
delphia: recording secretary, Alice
Stone Blnkewell, Boston; treasurer,
Harriet Taylor, 1'pton, Ohio.
Brick Maker Assigns.
Lancaster, Pa.. Jan. 27. James Prang
ley, a leuiling brick manufacturer of this
citv, made on assignment today for the
benefit of his creditors. Bis liabilities nre
$70.(s. with assets believed to be In excess
of that amount, but not immediately avail
able. .
' Nantlcokc Hotel Hurncd.
Wilkcs-llarre. Pa.. Jan. 27. The Broad
way hotel at Xantlcoke was partially de
stroyed by fire early this morning anil
many of Ihe Inmates had a narrow escape
from being burned to death. The loss on
the building and furniture is estimated at
Chess Tournament.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 27.r-The Internation
al chess tournament ended today. Laskee
won Hrst prize, Stelnitz the second. Pltla
bury the third, nnd Tsehlgorin fourth.
The final score: Lasker won lHj, lost 8',;
Stelnlts won tl'i, lost 8'i; I'lllisbnry won 8,
lost lo; Tsuhigorin won 7, lost II.
Treasury Gold Nescrve.
Washington, Jan. 27. The treasury gofd
reserve toilay at the close of business
stood at Su0,533,M3. - There was deposited
at New York tl.ouo.ouu In gold aud tUM'W
In -tI-I vifti-'-'uvn.
A New I'lun to Solve the Armeniun
Question Stitiflcstetl.
It Is Also Proposed That tho I'nlted
Slates Fleet I'oreo the Passage of the
Hellespont and Check the Bar
barism at Anatolia.
London, Jan. 27. The passage of the
speech delivered In Birmingham Sat
urday evening by Right Hon. Joseph
Chamberlain, secretary of state for
colonies. Inviting the United States to
co-operate with England in. Armenia
strengthens the report that Lord Salis
bury has asked President Cleveland to
join in a note to the powers protesting
against the treachery of the Porte and
asking that united action be taken to
the end of obtaining genuine reforms
In Armenia and has also asked thut the
Cited States join In a demonstration
of the English and American fleets In
Turkish waters.
The Chronicle will tomorrow pub
lish a leader advocating that the pow
ers, who, owing to their respective In
terests and mutual suspicions seem
powerless to act. Invite tho I'nlted
States to send a fleet to force the pas
sage of the Hellespont and compel the
Sultan to stop the barbarism prevailed
in Anatolia.. The paper says It does
not suppose that fighting would be nec
essary, but If It were It. urges that the
British fleet could co-operate with the
American war ships.
. Relief Not Allowed.
Boston, Jan. 27. The American
Board received this morning from
Contsantinople by way of Phllllpopolls
the following telegram: "Turkey re
fuses to leave Itanium go to Krzeroum
to engage In relief work for Armenians,
saying that missionaries are proven
disturbers. This Is punishment with
out trial. I'nlted States Minister Ter
rell denounces the charges as
The Rev. Judson Smith. r. D sec
retary of (he Board states that the
Burnum referred to Is the Rev, H. S.
Barnum, of Constantinople, and adds:
"He is editor of a missionary paper
that circulates In all parts of the Tur
kish empire. He was located as a mis
sionary in Van. Eastern Turkey, and
therefore is well Qualified to serve as
relief agent."
Dr. Snitth states that the charge
against the missionaries of being dis
turbers is nn insult.
The Wonderful Discovery Made by Pro
fessor Kocntgen-Sclentlf le Men Dlacuss
Ilia Ability to Photograph the Interior of
Solid Sirftstanccs.
New York, Jan. 27. Sc ientists every
where nre discussing the recent won
derful discovery of prof. Roentgen,
professor of physics in the University
of Wurzburg. Havarln, which, it Is be
lieved. Is destined to revolutionize pho
tography. He ran take pictures, it is
said, of the interior of solid substances;
can photograph the skull of a man or of
hln whole skeleton: showing- how one
would look without the flesh, can pic
ture defects and Inequalities In the
heart of metals, and can do many other
Incredible things.
Professor of the Owens college, Man
chester, In discussing In the British
Medical Journal the remarkable pho
tographic effects discovered by Profes
sor Roentgen, states that the photo
graps obtained are of the nature of
shadows, and their great sharpness Is
of Itself a testimony that the new radia
tion must be propogated In straight
lines. The radiation passes In straight
lines easily through paper, cardboard
or wood,, and produces photographic
effects nf ter having passed through two
complete packs of cards. The photo
graphs may be taken in ordinary day
light if the plate Is kept in its dark
slide, which will completely cut off all
ordinary light rays and yet transmit
the new radiation.
One of the Photographs which Pro
fessor Roentgen has sent to Professor
Schuster shows a complete Image of a
compass needle, with the divisions Into
degrees of the circle over which the
needle Is placed. The compass needle,
before being photographed was placed
inside a metal box. As flesh, skin and
curtilage nre more transparent than
bone, the photograph of a hand gives
a complete outline of the bones of Ihe
hand and fingers, the outlines of the
flesh being only very faintly marked.
Murder, Suicide and lnssnit Follow in
t.mick Succession.
Itlueflelds, W. Vn., Jan. 27. In a fam
ily altercation at Kyle, W. Va.. Thos.
Burns this morning fatnlly shot his
stepmother and then committed sui
cide by 'sending a bullet through his
breast. Burns' wife, overcome by grief
end horror, also attempting suicide by
taking poison.
She was revived but is a raving
mantne. All the parties are white and
of good standing In the. community.
Ncli Ship for Venezuela.
Berlin. Jan. 27. A semi-ofliclal denial
was published today, of the report that
(erinuny was about to. send war ships to
Venezuela to compel Hie payment to tter
man capitalists of the fund guaranteed by
Venezuela for the construction of the
Venezuela railway.'
Crecdon Defeats Smith.
London. Jan. 27. The fight between Dan
Creedon and Jem Smith for a purse of 4(
pounds, took plane tonight at the National
Sporting club. Creedon easily defeated
his opponent In fhc second round. The
fighting lasted less than seven minutes.
Mr. Hansom's Return.
New Orleans, Jan. 27. Hon. Matt Han
som, I'nlted State minister to Mexico, nr
rived here this morning on his way back
lo the City of Mexico. Be will rest a ilny
or two before he resumes his journey. His
health Is much improved.
World's Fair Medals.
Washington, Jan. 27. The World's fair
medals, 23,S.j7 in number, were received at
the treasury department today. The med
als will tie held here until the commission
meets and adopt measures for their proper
Forty-three Men Killed. .
London, Jan. 27. Kxplosions occurred In
two coal pits at Pont-Y-Plidd, Wales, to
day, and forty-three men were killed. One
hundred and sjlxty men were la the pits
Tt"r( the e-crl,'nn otiitciI.
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