The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 29, 1896, Image 1

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A Clearing
Sale of Silks
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The facts are simply these. We got
hold of a little parcel if the best
Bilks on the market at a price fur
below their real vulue. The lots In
each number are small and not
withstanding the fart that we
could not today buy mure desirable
goods at regtilur prices for the coin
ing spring trade, we've decided be
cause of the smallness of the lots,
to let Silks go on the same
terms as they've Just come to us.
In handsome Black Duchess Rllks,
, the most popular weave In fashion's
LOT 17 pieces 22-inch, worth $1.00.
81'KCIAL, TRICE, 7:c
LOT 25 pieces, 22 Inches wide, worth
LOT 34 pieces, 22 Inches wide, worth
LOT 43 pieces, 22 inches wide, worth
LOT S 3 pieces, 24 inches wide, worth
LOT 62 pieces, 24 inches wide, worth
In New
Taffeta Silks
X.OT 115 pieces latest style Rrocade
Taffeta Silks. The designs are unus
ually handsome. Worth fully $1.00.
y LOT 210 pieces P.lack Silks with new
colored swivel effects. Two styles.
Fully worth $1.25.
LOT 33 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 50c. quality In Pure Silk
Stripes. But they won't stay long
with us at that figure.
At 25c
Mr. Thurston, of Nebraska,' Lets the
Eagle Scream.
Tho Single lleat of a Drum Will Arouse
the Country to Anns-Mr. Turpi
Scores tho Sultan and
Washington, Jan. 28. Three speech
es were made In the senate toduy, on
the house bund bill with the free coln
uge substitute reported from the com
mittee on tiuunce. Two of them were
In favor of the substitute and one
agulnst It. The former were mailt by
Senators Clark (Rep., Wyo.) and v or
hees Dem.. Ind.) the latter by na
tor Oruy (lem., DeL). Notice an
amendment was given by Mr. Teller
(Rep.. Colo.) requiring the payment of
national bank notes In coin, when pre
sented for redemption at the bank of
Issue. An ineffectual effort waB made
to have unanimous consent given to
have the bill voted on next Thursday.
The objection came from Mr. Hill
(Dein.. X. V).
Mr. Turple. (Dem.. Ind.) In present
ing a memorial on the subject of the
Armenian horrors. Induced In a tierce
Invective against the .Sultan and Mo
liuinmedanlam.and Mr. Thurston (Rep.,
Neb.) made an equally strong represen
tation in favor of the Monroe doctrine.
The ehallenfte thrown down by llreat
Britain, he unld taken up by
the government of the United States,
or else the Monroe doctrine would be
a thing of the past. The world wus
waiting to know whether the Monroe
doctrine was living or dead whether
It was to be maintained and enforced
or to he an ubandoned and suppressed
doctrine. If the people of the lTnited
States became so senile and degraded
as to look t Wall street for political
guidance it would be time to turn the
portrait face of Washington to the
wull and to cast the sword of Orant into
the sea. Nothing but selllshness or
cowardice would ever induce the I'nited
States to abuudon that great position
of leadership In the affairs of the new
world, which it was her manifest des
tiny to enjoy. As Great Britain had
mistaken the temper of the country in
the past, so 8he appeared to mistake
It now. There was however no divi
sion of sentiment In the United States
on this subject. "Let but a single
drum beat be heard on our coast" he
exduimed, "announcing the upproach
of a foreign foe, and there will spring
to urnis. in north and south, the grand
est army the world has ever known,
unlimited by loyalty to their country's
Mag und marching on to the mingled
and liisplrlnK struins of 'our two na
tlonul airs 'Olxle' and 'Yankee Hoodie.'
I would vote for the pending resolution
althoiusu lv ui Ik lit presage the coming
of a mighty conflict whose consequen
ces should leave me without a son, as
the last great conflict left me without
a sire."
The speech was applauded at various
House Proceedings.
The diplomatic and consular appro
priation bill went through the house
today without discussion and practi
cally without amendment. Mr. Hitt,
chairman of tho committee on foreign
affairs, explained the charges made in
the text of the law for the current
yeur, and Mr. McCreary (Dem., Ky.)
stated that iti his opinion they were all
essential to the welfare of the service.
The bill had the unanimous support of
.the committee.
' Bills were pasted granting to the
jDralnerd and Northern Minnesota rail
roud right or way through the Leech
Lake and Chippewa Indian reserva
tions; 'authorizing the secretary of
state to reconvene the international
marine conference; and authorizing: of
ficers and soldiers of the army who are
members of the Sons of Veterans to
wear the badgre of that society on occac
slons of public ceremony
t'pon hearing the formal announce
ment of the death of the late Frederick
Rlemann, representative-elect of t)e
Eighteenth district, made by his suc
cessor, Mr. Hadley (Rep., 111.) the house
passed the usual resolution of regret,
and at 2.33 o'clock adjourned until to
General Miles Recommends Strengthen
ing the Artillery and Coast Defences.
Washington, Jan. 28. Major General
Nelson A. Miles, commanding the army,
accocmpanled by Captain F. Mlchner,
of his staff, this morning appeared be
fore the senate committee on coast de
fenses. He stated he had examined
Senator Squire's bill and approved its
provisions. It was absolutely neces
sary, he said, that appropriations be
made for the protection of sea coast
cities of the United States. The only
places where provision had been made
for any considerable defense were at
New York, San Francisco and Boston,
and the defenses at those places were
entirely Inadequate and insufficient.
He recommended the Immediate In
crease of the artillery by two regiments,
or at least 2.000 men. The entire cost
of coast defense fortifications for ade
quate protection of the country, he es
timated, at about $80,000,000.
Remorseful Rose Petit Unavailing)?
Nurses John Williams.
Decatur, Neb., Jan. 28. John Wil
liams, who was hot by his sweetheart.
Rose Pettie, died today. The facts at
tending the shooting are not clear and
there is considerable Indignation. Miss
Pettie says the shooting was accident
al, and nursed Williams from the mo
ment she shot him till his death.
Iter actions Indicate that remorse
has rilled her soul, 'and her "friends
have found It necessary to restrain
her, fearing she may kfll herself. Wil
liams was an exemplary young man,
but Miss Pettie, it Is said, was Insanely
jealous of him. His friends will de
mand an inquest.
A Negro Desperado Is Taken from a Tra In
and Riddled with Ballets.
Illueflelds. W. Va., Jail. 28. Alex
ander Jones, a negro desperado, of Elk
horn, boarded a west bound passenger
train last night at Keystone, evidently
for the purpose of having trouble. , He
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was very boisterous. He abused the
conductor and refused to pay his fare.
Jones then pulled two revolvers and
commenced firing at random through
the car, which was crowded with people,
emptying both weapons.
After the shooting it was discovered
that W. H. Strother, postmaster at
Elkhorn, was shot through the abdo
men, causing death almost instantly.
Conductor McCullough was shot in the
side, but not seriously wounded, and
Peter Rice, a colored miner, was shot
through the right breast and will prob
ably die. Jones was arrested and
placed on the 2 o'clock train for Hunt
ington. While passing Ilemohill the train was
flagged by a mob of fifty men who took
Jones from the train and hanged him
to a tree and shot his body full of lead.
The National Association at Washington
Seeks Equal Rights Woman's Bible Is
Washington. Jan. 28. At its session
this afternoon the National Women's
Suffrage association adopted resolutions
demanding suffffrage for all American
citizens of the United States, women
and men, upon reasonable conditions
attainable by all, as a right and not as
a privilege; rejoicing in the admission
of Utah to the Union as a third woman
suffrage state; declaring organization
the watchword of the hour and their
primary object; petitioning congress
and he state legislatures to secure
to the women of this nutlon the full
rights of citizenship; congratulating
the women of Kentucky upon having
recently secured the election of four
women and four men upon the munici
pal bourd of education in lexlngton;
appealing to congress to take measures
for stopping the Armenian massacres
and also expressing sympathy with the
men and women In Cuba In their strug
gle for Independence. In addition to
the above the following, which stands
as the eighth plunk In their platform,
was adopted by a vote of ft.1 to 40:
"That this association Is non-sectarian,
bel composed of persons of all
shudes ot religious opinion, and that it
lias no olliciul connection with the sot-ailed
'Woman's Bible' or any theologi
cal publication."
Tho Dig Cnnnrdcr Seen by Life-Savers
Off Long llronch.
Washington, Jan. 28. Keeper War
dell, of the Long Branch, N. J., life sav
ing stutlon, made his otliclul report to
day to Superintendent Kimliull. which
seems to establish the fact that the
Campunla grounded as well us the St.
Paul. He mentions the fact that the
St. Paul grounded and then referring
to another steamer, says:
"The morning of the 2f,th Surfman
Sexton while on his north watch from
12 to 4 a. m. discovered a large steamer
ashore. He burnt his coston slgnul and
at once returned to the station to give
the alarm. We started with our beach
apparatus for the wreck at 2 a. m.
While we were on our way we heard a
steamer blowing north of the station
and close to the beach. Surfman
Chasey Kundgulst ran to the beach
and burnt his corton lights and sig
nalled to us that she was ashore. I had
the apparatus hauled abreast of the
steamer. I was having the gun placed
In position to fire a line over her. I
waited a few minutes to let her get still.
when I saw her begin to go astern. She
backed off all right. Afetr waiting
awhile to see that she was all right we
proceeded on our way to the steamer in
front of the Brighton hotel."
This other steamer was undoubt
edly the Campania of the Cunard line,
about whoso grounding contradictory
statements have been made.
Religious Mania Results In a Terrible
Tragedy in Georgia.
Tallapoosa, Ga., Jan. 28. Near fster
rett's station, west of here on the Geor
gia Paclllc branch of the Southern rail
way, John Goodwin, aged BO, a wealthy
farmer, while temporarily insane, shot
and killed his wife and then killed
himself, using a double-barreled shot
gun. Since Christmas Uoodwin has
been paying considerable nttentlon to
religious matters, and his family and
friends have feared he was going to
extremes. Last night while most of his
children were out in the woods he told
his wife to pack his things as he was
going to leave.
She pleaded with him not to go, when
he picked up his shotgun and emptied
one barrel Into her breast, killing her
almost Instantly, and he then emptied
the other barrel of the gun into his
own abdomen. Neither spoke after
being shot. An 8-year-oid daughter
and a 6-year-old son witnessed the hor
rible deed.
Dangerous Mnze In Sf. Johnsbury-.Mony
Sensational Kseapci.
St. Johnsbury, Vt., Jan. 28. The Ave
nue house, on Railroad street, the larg
est hotel In the town, was burned to
the ground late this afternoon, and the
flames extended to the new Howe
Opera house, which, when well on tire,
seriously threatened several other
buildings. The fire started In the lamp
room of the hotel, and spread with
remarkable rapidity, making the es
capes of some of the guests very sensa
tional. T. C. Spencer, of New York,
was seriously burned about the head
and hands. C. D. Bayley and R. S. Ly
ford, commercial travelers, were able
to escape from a third floor window
with the aid of a rope.
The hotel was four stories high, of
wood, and valued at 812,000. Help was
called for from Lyndomille, and ren
dered valuable assistance. The fire
was under control at midnight.
A Cook rinds a $200 Spark in a Bird Ho
Was Preparing for tt e Table.
' Bridgeport. Conn., Jan. 2S. Henry D.
Lang, one of the cooks at Brennan's
restaurant, while dressing a big turkey
this afternoon, found a diamond stud
In the gizzard. He was at work when
his attention was attracted by some
thing glistening. It proved to be a
diamond of wonderful brilliancy In a
solid gold setting. He reported the And
to Proprietor Hrennan.
When examined by a Jeweler It was
found the diamond was worth $200. The
cook and Mr. Brennan will divide the
proceeds of the find. The turkey was
aue of a, large number that rime from
Peaceable Residents forced to Leave
the Island. '
Twenty-Three Innocent Men Are Sent to
Africa-Insurgents Capture Many
Towns Without Firing a Gun.
General tVeylcr's Reputation.
(From a Staff Correspondent of the United
Havana. Jan. 23. via Tampa. Pia.,
Jan. 28. There is no talk now of com
promise between Spain and the Cuban
Insurgents. It is to be a light to the
bitter end. Martinet Campos, the pa
clilcator, has failed, and has been re
called mainly because of his lack of
severity in the treatment of Cubans
who have taken up arms, or have aided
the rebellion In other ways. Campos
was honest, upright, earnest, active and
possessed of great military genius, but
he was humane. He remembered that
Cubans are sons of Spain, and that they
are not fighting Without some cause.
He had urged that genuine reforms be
granted them, and endeavored to put
in practice the mild reforms which were
passed by the cortes one year ago, but
he was blocked In every attempt, and
In moments of exasperation he told men
in high places here in Cuba that they
were greater enemies of Spain than the
rebels in the Held. Campos Is on the
high seas bound for Snain, where he
will doubtless tell some plain truths
and multe some lHilltlclans regret his
(leneial Weyler, who is in many re
spects the opposite of Campos, Is on his
way to assume su:reme command, lie
has u reputation for severity and hursh
ness which he may not deserve. He an
nounces thut he conies to meet, wnr
with war and has nothing to do with
reforms. Such utterances, collided with
the stories in circulation here as to the
alleged harsh and inhumune doings in
the war of lxtis-78, have resulted In u
sudden exodus of peaceable Cuban
residents of this and other cities. The
practices which are ascribed to tleneral
Weyler belong to the wars of barbaric
times. Cubans of the better classes say
that only two courses are open to them,
either to tlee from thu Island of Cuba
or to Join the rebel army. As every
steamer to Key West und Tampa since
the retirement of Campos hus been
crowded, the indication are that more
will go to the United States from this
city than to the Held. Just what will
happen when tleneral Weyler and -the
25,ooo additional troops arrive from
Spain cannot be foretold.
Progress of the Rebels.
Pending his arrival Generals Marin
and Pando are endeavoring to make
as much of their opportunities as pos
sible. Outnex and Maceo are'widely
separated not because the Spanish
troops have driven them apart, but
because It was planned that Maceo
should extend the rebellion into Plnar
Del Rio, the westermost province and
Gomez should wait for his return in
the province of Havana. Maceo has
gone as far west as towns of Import
ance exist, has sent detachments along
the north coast, while he went along
the south coast and visited the great
tobacco region of Vuelta Almjo.
In no province of Cuba have the rebel
armies been received as they were in
Plnar Del Rio. Town after town wel
comed them with open arms, while
flags fluttered from house tops In token
of surrender, and in only a few In
stances did Spanish volunteers orSpan
ish regulars oppose them. Opposition
resulted In a fight In which the Span
lard sometimes hed the fort or barri
cades in which they were entrenched,
but Cubans burned tho rest of the town.
In many instances the volunteers sur
rendered their arms and ammunition
and no one was harmed on either side.
The local bands of Insurgents united
with Maceo's column of 2,000 men and a
safe estimate of the rebels under arms
now In a province which was quiet
three weeks ago, is four thousand.
The railroads and telegraphs have
been stopped. But little other damage
had been reported. Tobacco In the field
has not been Injured and warehouse
tobacco has not been burned. The
rebels have friends whom the tobacco
Industry supports In the United States.
Horses have been taken and the care
of the growing crop has been Inter
rupted however, and the lack of trans
portation will doubtless seriously af
fect the size of this year's yield. Peo
ple from inland towns have lied to the
coasts and sought refuge In the cities.
Innocent Men llanishcd.
Santiago De Cuba, Jan. 20. via. Tam
pa, Fla.. Jan. 2S. The Cuban leader.
Matlas Vega, with a strong party of
Insurgents, appeared at the entrance
of the town of Mayarl on Jan. 17 and
began to tire on Fort Chucho. defended
by six regular soldiers and eight volun
teers. The soldiers and volunteers had
to surrender because the rebels set fire
to the fort. The other volunteers of
the place. Instead of getting ready to
defend the town, came out and joined
Vega with their arms and ammunition.
They were about forty In number.
In Holguln, the Imprisonment of
prominent persons continues to in
crease. More than lf0 men and women
have been arrested In the last few days.
An immense number of persons are
applying to the governor here for pass
ports since they have heard that Gen
eral's Weyler and Bolavleja. are com
ing, and greater still Is the number of
men who dally join the rebels.
Last night the most touching scenes
were witnessed at the door of the jail
here on the occasion of the taking from
the Institution twenty-three Innocent
men, residents of the town of Crlsto,
who were to be embarked for Centa
(Africa). Mothers, wives and children
crowded the streets crying and sobbing
pitifully, the unfortunate men were
hurried on board the steamer B. Igle
slas and taken away.
Reasons for Prolonging War.
There are many reasons why the
Spanish army has not crushed nut the
rebellion before this time. In the first
place the size und ability of the enemy
has been underestimated. He has had
the country people with him. With
their aid and possesing a superior
knowledge of the typography he easily
escaped being cornered and compelled
to stand up and fight.- Again in all
the western operations the rebels have
been mounted and Spain has had only
Infantry to' send In pursuit of them.
There are today only 600 mounted guer
r'I''". V c"V",'""T,.'i In r'rv!' It Is
said that 1,500 more are being sent
from Spain. The rebels have fully
10.000 mounted men. Further the Span
ish soldiers have no heart in this tight.
They find that the Cubans speak the
same language and are practically
brothers who rebel through oppression
which they themselves have felt. The
Spanish officers are not Inclined to
overwork themselves. They receive
double pay while fn Cuba and for that
reason are said to be in no hurry to
bring; the war to an end. There are
some able, effective officers In the field,
who do good work under great disad
vantages; but there ore many who
dilly-dally around the cafes In the cities
while the rebels raid towns and ham
lets within an hour's ride.
The winter season Is rapidly passing
and the rains will soon be here. Then
the same old complaint of bad roads
will be made and little can be done to
suppress the trouble. At present there
are three or four Hying columns of say
5.000 men altogether in pursuit of the
insurgents but as many as 12,000 regu
lars and 80,000 volunteers Is doing gar
rison duty In cities and towns and
building forts, blockhouses and barri
cades for self protection in case of an
Cutting orf Spain's Supplies.
By stopping the grinding of the sugar
crop, liomez hopes to deplete Spain's
resources by cutting off her revenue
from Cuba. The cost of Spain's army is
enormous and the question of how long
men and money cun be poured Into
Cuba. Is one that should set Kuropcun
financiers thinking. Spain endeavors
to blind the world us to the actual con
dition of affairs by a press censorship,
which has been made more Btrlct us
the (situation here has. become more
grave. The last change in censor prac
tically closes the cables to the truth,
but there are men here representing
the pi-ess of America und lCngland who
will place the true state of afl'uirs be
fore the reading public in spite of all
.Signed) J. Frank Clark.
Representative of tho Race In This
Country Said to Bo Responsible for the
Troubles in Asia Minor.
Boston, Jan. 28. At the dinner of the
Amherst Alumni association lust night
Kdwurd A. t rnsvenor, professor of Ku
ropean history at Amherst, said, touch
ing t he Armenlun question:
"Who Is responsible for this horrible
condition of uffairs? First of nil the
Armenlun revolutionary committee.
Safe In tlieusylum of Athens or London,
or Boston, or Worcester, without the
manliness or the courage to go to the
front themselves, they devised their
scheme. What the scheme was 1 will
narrate In no words of my own. 1 will
quote authority, a graduate of Amherst
"To stir up their ignorant tools to a
revolt in which enough will be killed
to induce the European powers to step
in and assume tho rule of the country.
Jt was a secret organization, man
aged with a skill In dwelt which is
known only in the east."
Ha srop Bogigiun, who Is now well
known as an Armenian, said this after
noon: "I don't think that nny real Armeni
ans can be charged with this duping of
the people that Profesor (Irosvennr
talks about. Turkey alone knows who
those scheming men are. Turkey knew
that there wus no irevolution In the
country and that the revolutionists
never even corresponded with the In
habitants' of Armenia. Their every
movement was shindy an agency for
KtiKBia. and Turkey; for Russia, in order
that she might be able to disturb Tur
key ; for Turkey. In order that she could
have" an excuse for exterminating the
"Some of these agents were Armeni
ans. It Is true, but some were Russians
who had assumed names. The title
'Armenian revolutionary committee" is
simply a oloak worn by an organization
of anarchists and socialists. Professor
Grosvenor is a dlssrace to the college
which he represents, to the community
which he renresents, and to the pro
fession which he represents."
Yellow .Metal Is Removed from the
Rig Vessel.
New York, Jan. 28. The $1,. UK). 000
gold was removed from the steamship
St. Paul shortly before noon today. A
huge canvass sail was dropped over the
starboard side of the vessel's bow and
made fast to the gunwale of the lighter,
F. R. Sharp.
The work of unloading the gold was
then begun. The object of stretching
the sail was to prevent any loss of the
precious metal in case of an accident
while lowering It to the lighter. All of
the cargo in the aft hatches was taken
out today, but It will probably be two or
three days, at the present rale, before
the forward part of the vessel is empty.
An Organization of Knights of Camera
Is Affected.
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. . 28. The State
Photographers' association was organ
ized here today by the election of these
officers': President, M. R. Hemperly, of
Philadelphia; first vice-president.
Taylor Orlflin, Wllkes-Barre; second
vice-president, J. B. Shtiever, Kmpor
lum; secretary, K. K. Seavey, New
Castle: treasurer, W. J. Goldman,
The organization was perfected by
the adoption of a constitution and by
laws. The next convention will be held
in this city January 26, 27 and 28, 1897.
Forty Seven Victims Taken Out Dead and
KiKht Aro Missing.
Cardiff, Wales, Jan. 28. The latest
and corrected reports of the number
of persons in the Ponty Prldd (mine at
the time of the explosion of fire damp
in the pits yesterday show that there
were 8 all told.
Of these 47 have been taken out dead:
33 were rescued alive and 8 are still
Vote for Wottcrson.
Frankfort, Ky., Jnn. 28. In the fornvd
ballot for United Suites senator today
Henry Watterson was given a compli
mentary vote of 8. The vote was: Hun
ter. Blackburn, 56; Watterson, ; John
Young, 1; Brown, 1; Wilson, I.
" - Killed by a Trolley Car.
Pottsvllle. Pa., Jan. 28. Car No. C cf
the Schuylkill Traction company ran over
and Instantly killed a man numed John
Rusk at the Lehigh Valley Railroad erod
ing, Ashland, this evening. It Is gener
nlly boll"V"d he: was Intoxicated.
Partition of the Ottoman Empire in
the Spring Is Predicted.
It Is Reported That Russia Uaa a Floet in
Readiness to Carry Ont the Plans
of Peter the Great and Se
cure Constantinople.
London. Jan. 28. The dally News
prints a dispatch from Vienna, which
asesrts that news has been received
here from Constantinople and Sebasto
pol which agrees thut Russia has a fleet
lying at Sebastopol and Odessa, and
that the Caucasian armies of Russia
are being concentrated upon the Ar
menian frontiers in readiness to move
next spring, to realize the pluns of Peter
the Great for the partition of Turkey
between the powers, Russia taking Ar
menia und Constantinople, France tak
ing Syria and Palestine and Kngland
taking Kgypt and the eastern shores of
the Persian Gulf, the remainder of the
Turkish empire to be divided between
the other powers.
The Dally news also hns a dispatch
from Sebastopol which records that
secret preparations are going forward
there or shipping and of armaments for
a volunteer fleet. It Is the general be
lief there, this dispatch affirms, that
these preparations foreshadow some
action in the spring.
Constantinople. Jan. 28. The govern
ment has taken JC 120.000 ($600,000) from
the Officials' Pension Fund with which
to meet urgent state requirements.
Mauser titles are to be given to the
troops us soon as possible. It Is be
lieved that this step Is due to the fear
that an insurrectionary movement In
Macedonia Is impending.
Tho Resolution of Congress.
Washington. Jan. 28. In accordance
with the usual routine the stute de
partment this afternoon received the
concurent resolution of the senate and
house relating to the Armenian nm-Ha.
cution and requesting the president to
iniorm me signatory powers to the
Berlin treaty of lKTS of thr.
congress that the treaty should be en-
Hirceu. i.nuer ordinary circumstances
such resolutions are slmtilv til
the department's tiles, but In the pres
ent insiance tne resolution was de
livered to Secretary Olney, who had
no nine 10 iook at it berore the depart
ment closed for the day. He will there
fore not have an opportunity to show
It to the president until tomorrow,
when a decision may he reached as to
whether it is advisable to comply with
its terms.
Unlike a Joint resolution or bill, con
current resolutions are merely sugges
tive and it Is not POmuulsorv nn II, -
executive to pay any attention to them.
It is presumed that Mavroyenl Bey, the
Turkish minister, has already Informed
his government of the action of con
gress, and the outcome of that Infor
mation mny be uwalted before any
steps are taken.
Perilous Position of the Crew of a Ger
man Bilgantine Who Had Abandoned
Their Vessel for on Upen Hoot.
New Orleans, Jan. 28. The British
steamer Ravenswood, Captain John
Newton, from Las Palmas, In ballast,
has brought to this place Captain CI.
H. Gortmaker, the mate and six sea
men, comprising the crew of the Ger
man brlgnntine Maria, of Pappenborg,
which burned at sea. Captain Newton
roports that on January 14. at S o'clock
In the morning, when In latitude 22.50
N. longitude 41.50 W, he saw a bright
light and a number of rockets being
fired. He altered his course and steered
for the light. At 6 o'clock he fell in with
a small boat and took from It the cap
tain and crew of the Maria.
Captain Gortmaker says the brig
sailed from Buenos Ayres on November
16, with a cargo of bones and guano
for Falmouth, Kngland, On January
It fire was discovered In the cargo sup
posed to have been caused by a spon
taneous combustion, as her hatches
were blown off by the accumulation
of gas in the hold. The stench from
the burning cargo was so horrible that
it was Impossible for a man to remain
at the wheel and at 3.30 p. m., January
11. he was forced to abandon the ves
sel, being then 1,300 miles from land.
The boat In which the crew sought
safety was followed by sharks, some
of them coming alongside and under
the boat, the crew striking them with
oars to drive them off. s
They drifted three days in close prox
imity to the wreck of the Maria, during
which they suffered much from ex
posure. They lost all their personal
effects and would perhaps have per
ished but for the timely arrival of the
A Sub-Committee Appointed to Arrange
an Allotment.
New York) Jan. 28. The sub commit
tee appointed by the president of the
anthracite coal carrying and mining
companies to take up the subject of
division of tonnage and to devise an
allotment of percentage that will be ac
ceptable to each purty In Interest, be
gan work today. The committee com
prises J. Rogers Maxwell, president of
the Jersey Central, chairman; E. B.
Thomas, president of the Krle, and K.
R. Holden, vice president of the Lacka
wanna. The meeting was held In President
Maxwell's office and the committee did
little more at its first session than to
examine and compare tonnage statis
tics of the general anthracite coal com
panies for a series of years.
Gun Material Shipped.
Bethlehem, Pa.. Jan. 28. Thirty tons of
ordnunce and gun materials were shipped
by the Bethlehem Iron compuny tonight to
the United Btutes Army proving grounds
at Sumly Hook. X. J.
Wotehmnn Burned to Death.
Lnncaster, Pu., Jan. 28. The body of
Wllllxm Miller, watchman at the Cham
pion Blower and Forge company's workM,
which were burned Saturday night, was
found In the ruins Inte this afternoon. The
place Is suppoxetl to have been set on llrn.
Meeting of hoard of Pardons.
Harrisburg. Pa., Jan. 28. A regular
meeting of the board of pardons will be
held tomorrow. There are seventeen caaes
on the list for arrumenU '
New '
Spring Goods
We have now on sale
the most elegant stock of
EmlrMerks ans
we have ever shown.
Our line of
is up to date and com
' 2nd Irish
with all overs and trim
mings to match.
and full stock of Staple
White Qoods.
510 and 512
Increase every day In
the year; more good shoes
make more good friends.
Great reductions in
prices before taking
inventory in ... .
408 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair weather,
light westerly to southerly winds.
New York, Jan. a. Herald's weather
forecast: In the Middle States, clear,
slightly warmer, wllh fresh light north
westerly and westerly winds becoming
southerly. On Thursday, fair with slight
temperature changes and southerly winds
followed by cloudiness and light rain In
the lake regions and possibly aaatwaea M
the coast at night.