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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
EIGHT rAGV-3- COLUMNS.
SCItANTOX, PA., TUESDAY MOKN1KG, FEBUUABV 4, 189IJ.
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It Clllfll t
That we'd sell everything out In
CloakliiRH. Klderdowns. French
Flannels, etc., anil we didn't al
though we came very "cur it, con
sidering the Immense stock of them
that we carry each season. Well,
to make the story short, we may
simply add that we were tempted
to buy a few odds and ends at
awfully low (lRUri'S, and Between
the manufacturers odds and ends,
and the odds and ends we had left
over, we've gathered enough little
lots to inuke u more than usually in
And continues till lots are sold out.
and In many Instances that will be
but a little while, as the '--mains
are most templing.
In the right makes, widths and
!s pieces 27-Inch Wool Kideniowris, In
i tlie fo Mowing popular tdiades, Pink,
Baby Blue, Cream, Navy. Grey,
Slate. Fawn and Tan. Cupltul. 31c.
PALK PttICK, 20c.
pieces 36-inch Eiderdown. A little
leavler than the abova number, hut
ho same color ranke. f 'suUlly 4c.
HAL.K PRICK, Mc.
IS pieces fancy Eiderdown Cloaklngs.
Cumel's hull" effect or a Zebra stripe
ground. Our former price was 65c.
SALE PRICK, KOc.
C pieces riimklngM. dark mixtures, and
. rollKh Tweed effects. Been sold ut
$1.."iU right along.
SAIjIS PRICE, 9!)c.
t pieces Wool Astrakhan Cloaktnps,
deep curl and capital dark shadings.
Our former pi ice was $1.75.
HA UK PRICK, 11.25.
French Wtated Ftaels '
Mostly durk rotors In styles espe
cially rtt.-slBtied for coay Winter
Wrappers. Vou know their regular
values well as mi- do.
SALE PRICK, 3:,l:
10 piece of exceedingly handsome Skirt
Flannels In Black. Natural Wool,
Orey, Brown and Cardinal, with
, heavy silk embroidered borders in
contrasting shuues. Never lief mo
SAtiK PRICE, 69c.
ull 11-4 size Bath Bribe lilankets,
avy make. Shades, Tan, Orey,
lue and Brown. Best former figure
SALE PRICE, $2.75.
pxtro. heavv ntn-a Wnnl Ttntv, T,,t.n
Blankets, very large size, hair line
Vaet In oil tl. ..1 1 t .
evlous price, $4.50.
SALE PRICK, $3.25.
n lota too small to mention go
ractlcally at your own price.
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" WARM0US- '
IN THE BAILS OF CONGRESS
A Day with th&Nutional Lawmakers
0KK IX SENATE AXD HOUSE
Appropriation Hills Consldercd-Uavls
Resolution to Ho Discussed llehind
Closed Doors Silver Re
Washington, Feb. 3. The senate
committee on appropriation this morn
ing ordered the pension and the mili
tary academy appropriation bills to be
reported tomorrow. The estimates for
the pension bill amounted to IHl.UM,
r7l). und the house pushed it with an ap
propriation of $Mt.'23,S20: The senate
committee increased It by $52,760. the
two Items of increase being $5i),(HX) for
fees and expenses of examining sur
geons and $2,760 for rent of the pen
sion agencies. As It will be reported
to the senate the bill will carry $141,
n7S,.Wi. For the currenryear $141. Wl.
570 was appropriated.
A net luereuse of $2,408 has been made
in the bill for the support of the mili
tary academy. The estimates called
for $l!l.261. The house allowed $448,117,
and as reported the senate the bill will
The house spent nearly the entire ses
sion In committee of the whole torlny
discussing three amendments to the
District of Columbia appropriation bill,
changing the Items for the support of
charitable Institutions so that the ap
propriations shall be dlschargedmrfdlu
board of children's gunrdiuns Instead of
the institutions themselves. Two of
these amendments were agreed to, and
the third was pending when the com
mittee rose at 4.50 p. in. and the house
adjourned until tomorrow.
The army appropriation bill for the
coming lineal year was reported.
The senate free coinage substitute
for the house bond bill wns received
and referred under the rules to the com
mittee on ways and means.
A message from the president asking
a reasonable appropriation for the fam
ilies of the four Italians killed last
spring In Colorado during a riot was
referred to- committee on appropria
tions. The Davis Resolution.
When the Davis resolution on the
Monroe doctrine reported from the sen
ate committee on foreign relations, is
reached on the calendar or Is made the
uullnished business of the senate, a
motion will be made to proceed with the
debate behind closed doors. As such a
motion only requires a single second
it is possible for two senators to com
pel such action to be taken. Many
sfnatots believe that this Is the proper
coin se with respect to this question
anil the statement Is made with posi
tlveiies that at the outset, at least,
the doors will be closed.
A lending member of the committee
on foreign relation- said this morning
that no harm could come from the
carefully prepared essays on this reso
lution, but that harm might grow out
of the Impromptu debate that would
certainly follow this question when it
came before the senate regularly for
consideration. That the resolution
will pass, although it may be modi
fied somewhat, there Is no doubt.
Silver Republicans Organize.
The silver Republicans In the house
are considering the advisability of cull
ing a caucus of their purty associates
who favor ttei senate substitute to
the bond bill. The purpose of the cau
cus, if it be held, will be to secure har
monious action In support of the senate
substitute and to formulate a method
of procedure with reference to Its con
sideration. The bill will be sent to
the ways- and means committee mid
will probably be reported back to-morrow
with n motion Unit it be not con
The silver Republicans think they
enn muster thirty votes In Its favor anil
that the laildltioiial votes front the
Democratic side will Increase their
strength to about one hundred.
ORAL SCHOOLS RECWiMZI.I).
An Appropriation Will lie Mudo to I du
Washington, Feb. .1. The house com
mittee on education today tirdered a
favorable report on the bill to aid in es
tablishing schools hi the states and
territories to teach speech und vocal
language to deiif and dumb children
before they are of school age. The
meHsurc nppropriutes $Hiii,ink) for edu
cating not less than one hundred teuch
ers who are to be sent to state and
territorial schools when established.
The fund is to be paid to Mary L.
Harrett, (iovernor Hastings und ex
(lovernor l'attisou, of Pennsylvania,
and three other trustees. AIlss tlnrrctt
Is the promoter of the proposition, and
hus her school in Philadelphia.
iuyaru will rl:si;.
The Ambassador Ready to Return Ills
Portfolio at the Rcguest of Coneresx.
London. Feb. .1. Thomas F. Huyanl,
United States ambassador here, lias
authorized President Cleveland to an
nounce his resignation in the eent of a
vote adverse to him in the house of
representatives on the resolution cen
suring him for his utterances in his
speeches In Edinburgh and elsewhere
In C.reat Britain. I
TROUBLES AT GOA.
The Portnfiiieeo (iovernor General Re
called for All Hound Rascality.
London, Feb. 3 A dispatch to the
Central News from Lisbon says that R.
De'Andrade, governor general of (ina,
the Portuguese colony in India, has
been recalled by the government. Ooa
has been the scene of a revolt against
the Portuguese authorities and a num
ber of the troops there Joined the rebels.
It has been discovered that the tele
grams sent to Lisbon by De Andrade
toiling of bloody combats with und vic
tories over the rebels were apocryphal.
In his dispatch he mentioned officers
wlio were worthy of distinction for the
valor displayed by them In face of the
enemy. These officers. It transpires,
ure personal friends of tle governor
general, and it has been further proved
that mlthl they nor the troops have
ever met the rehelB.
De Andrade increased his own salary
from six to ten contos of rels und per
mitted his adherents to plunder and
murder people In the colony. It Is like
ly that he will be severely punished.
KILLED WITH A HAMMER.
1'atal Result of a Onarrel Ilctwccn Two
Young Men at Atlantic cit.
Atlantic City, N. J.. Feb. 3. Harry
Carrlden. a painter about .15 years old,
is in the city jail charged with the mur
der of William Collins, aged 30. Lizzie
Johnson, Carrlden's mistress, in also In
custody as an accessory to the crime.
Between 7 and 8 o'clock this morning
the two men met In the' rear of MIbs
Johnson's Jiome on North Texas ave
nue.' An Ill-feeling of long standing
existed between the- men and the quar
rel wai renewed. Collins was under
the Influence of liquor and It was not
long before the men came to blows.
Cairidcn, it is alleged, hud in his hand
a hammer or an uxe handle and during
the encounter struck his antagonist
several terrible blows about thu head,
splitting the heud and fracturing the
skull. Collins hnd almost strength
enough to reach his boarding house,
where medical usslstance was obtained
and the wounds dressed.
He lingered In an unconscious condi
tion until four o'clock this evening
whi n he expired ns a result of his In
juries. Currldeii and the woman were
arrested tonight. He has admitted the
quarrel and claims that he struck Col
lins In self defense.
In the absence of Coroner McLaugh
Ian. Justice Williams has taken charge
of the cuse and will hold an inquest to
morrow. MR. HAKK1S0X I) h( LINKS.
lie Is Not Willing That His N'amo Should
(in before the St. Louis Convention as a
Indianapolis, Feb. 3. Tonight Cap
tain John K. Cowdy, chairman of the
Republican state central committee,
called by Invitation at the residence o(
(Jcneral Harrison, when the ex-president
handed him the folowlng letter:
Hon. John K. (iuwily. liiillunapollM. 1 ml.
In view of the resolutions passed by ihe
state central eommlttce at lis rei ent meet,
lug and of the fact that ilelegutes to the
nutiomd Kubl!ran convention are soon
to be chosen In this state, I have conclud
ed I hat some statement from me as to my
wish-s and purposes should now lie made
to my Indiana friends.
"Hitherto 1 have declined to speak to the
public upon tills matter, hut scores ut
friends to whom I have talked and inany
si'oies more In whom I have written will
lei'Ojdilxe In this expresHlon the substance
of what I have said to I hi m. To every
tine who has proposed to promote my
nomination 1 have said 'no, there never
has been an hour since 1 left the white
house that 1 have felt a wish to return
".My Indiana friends have been most de
voted and faithful and I am their grateful
debtor. The Republican parly has twlcn
In national convention given me Indorse
ment, und I hat in enough. I think the
voters of our party are now entitled to
have a new name.
Kor the sentiment, great or small, that
has been manifested for my nomination,
I am grateful, and of that wider respeet
and kindness breaking party lines which
have been shown nie in so many ways, I
am profoundly appreciative.
1 cannot consent liuu my name be pre.
senled to or used In the St. Louis oou
ventlon and must kindly ask my friends to
accept this as n sincere and final ex
pression upon ihe subject.
Indianapolis, Feb. 3, luitti.
The politicians close to ex-Preident
Harrison have feared that he would
flatly refuse the use of his name if
crowded too i ' upon the subject
and they rep ' the "resolutions of
loyalty" ado'ifnl '-y the state commit
tee last week as the prime cause of the
letter. Kven in soite of these resolu
tions they had hoped that he would
continue to say nothing and quietly
permit the use of his name. Nobody
here questions the entire sincerity of
the letter and they regard Harrison as
dellnltely out of the race.
In tills situation there is little ques
tion that the Indiana delegates will be
largely. If not solely, for McKinley.
Members of the Ohio Delegation lilsouss
Ills Chances for Nomination.
Washington. Feb. 3. All the Repub
lican members of the Ohio delegation,
in congress with the exception of Sena
tor Shernuin. u ml Representatives Wat
son, Feiilon, Dewltt and Heacli, met
tonight in the apartments of Repre
senttlve Orosvenor In the Cochran
hotel to discuss tile prospects of Major
McKinley for the noiniiiutiou of his
party at St. Louis. It was stated after
the meeting thut Senator Sherman was
not expected to be present and of the
other iibsentefs one was sick und three
are out of town. The reported object
of the meeting wus to endorse Major
Me Kin ley's candidacy, lint this was
not done and probably will not be
done by the delegation on the ground
that .there Is no necessity for It nfter
McKinley has been approved us a pros
pective presidential nominee by the
Ohio Republican state convention.
The strength of McKinley throughout
the country in comparison with thut of
the other party candidates for the
nomination was discussed, the entire
time of the meeting being consumed in
this exchange of views. It wus de
cided thut weekly meetings of the dele
gation should be held ami an adjourn
ment was taken until next Monday
night at the same pluce.
Mew York bullion Healers Report a brisk
New York, Feb. II. There were a
number of in'orniul conferences In
bunk parlors down town today In re
gard to (lie new government loan. The
chief point of issue was the prices to be
hid for the bonds, and local hunkers
were endeavoring to find out the aver
age rate to be tendered by New Vork
city capitalists. It wus said that those
most enthusiastic for a popular loan a
little while ago and who advanced the
urguiiieiit that the government would
net considerably more by refusing to
deal with a syndicate have materially
lowered the prices they will pay for the
issue. According to good authorities
the bids put lu by these parties will run
anywhere from lliati to PI!'. It will be
remembered the syndicate bid was
Pl4:'i net. with a guarantee that the
gold to lie turned ill would not lie
tuken from the sub-treasury.
liullion dealers report a brisk busi
ness in gold today at premium for
buying and for selling. At the tuib
treasiiry there was quite a rush for the
subscription blanks; in fact the demand
was larger than at any time since the
forms were received from Washington.
itouinan Will Not tie llnntrrd.
Tlarrlsbtirg, Pa., Feb. ;!, flovernor
IIusIIum today Issued commutations from
the-death setitene eto life ItnprHonment in
the eaw of William Venn Itownian.i of
Willies harre, ami James MuNullen, of
Allegheny county. The commutations
were recommended by the board of pardons.
The tiold Recrvc--
Washington, Feb. 3. The treasury gold
reserve, ut the close of business toilav.
stood ut l7.7!r.',it!. The withdrawals for
the day aggregated jl.ltKi.WHi.
CONDENSED STATE TOPICS.
Allegheny City will filter Its water.
Hugh Hempsey may return to work ill
Carnegie's Homestead Bteel mill.
The St.'liard Oil ' mpnny Is erecting
chestnut telegraph poles ulong its pipe
line sin this state.
State Superintendent of Schools Schnf
fer has prepared a new edition of the pub
lic school laws of Pennsylvania. -
A quarrel with n waiter nt Pittsburg
for one cent cost Olliecr Joseph Kelly Just
JLTitl before he got through court.
Robert Struthers, a young man of Oil
City, fell upon a piece or Iron, cutting the
jugular vein and bleeding to death.
Jacob F. Rlchter. aged 40 years, of
South Knston, stepped in front of u. Cen
tral Railroad of New Jersey train yes'.er.
day anil wus Instantly killed. The acci
dent happened within sight of his home.
The Hol.tilaysburg Iron and Nnll works
will resume operations tomorrow In all
departments, after a week's shut down,
due to the holler explosion. The capacity
of the plant will be Increase and a large
force of men will be given employment.
MORE SPAM CRUELTY
Culian Laborers at .luruutjaMines Are
. Tortured by Soldiers.
XIXTH EXPEDITION TO SAIL
Another Lot of Troops Will l:mbark from
Spain for Cuba on l eb. 1 'i-Agitat
ing the Oucstion of Hel
"orreapondence of the Vntted Preas.
Suntlago De Cuua, Jan. 'li, via
Tampa, Fia., Feb. 3. A horrible crime
wus perpetruted on the estate of the
Juruaga Iron Mining company on the
2lith inst. Three Spanish soldiers,
armed with guns, left the village Fir
tnosea to ask ulnis and were met by a
purty of rebels who killed the soldiers
with machetes, tuklng their guns and
ammunition. As soon as this was
known the chief of the Spanish
forces of that place ordered the im
prisonment of all the Cubans working
in the Juruaga mines. The order was
obeyed, but of the entire force of Cu
ban laborers In the mines, the Span
iards could catch only eighteen or
twenty as the others ran away and
Joined the insurgents. The unfortu
nnte prisoners after having been bar
barously beaten, were hanged, some
by the neck and others by the feet, and
tortured until some of them died. A
few escaped, but they were In a terrible
stale. The survivors have been brought
to this city and are In jail, twelve in
Madrid. Feb. 3. The ninth expedi
tion sent from Spain to Cuba will pull
from Oudix. Barcelonu and Coruiinu
on February 'U. This expedition com
prises lS,."ifi6 troops.
New York. Feb. 3. Senor Thomas
Estrada. Palimi. the delegate to this
country from the Cuban revolutionists,
left this morning for Washington. Ills
mission to the capital is for the pur
pose of ugitatlng the granting of bel
ligerent rights to the Cuban Insur
gents. breaking Through the Lines.
Havana. Feb. 1, via Tamoa. Fla.,
Feb. 3. (Jomez has crossed the stra
tepic line, or trocha. between Havana
and Natalia nn twice within a week.
He had no serious difllculty either time,
although the wall of men is-the strong
est one ever s.nead across the Ishtnd
by Spain. Troops have been drawn
from all part of the island to make it
Invulnerable, and several thousand
volunt have been added to the force
of regulars along th line. With nil
these preparations and the building of
block houses of wood and stone, the
throwing o' earthworks and the trans
forming or railroad stations, churches
und dwellings into forts, the daring
rough-riders of Oomez push through
the lines, leaving at each dash a few
dead and wounded Spaniards to mark
their passage. Kveiy.time the line Is
crossed the authorities of the pa luce,
who sift ull news published here or
cabled direct, eliminate all reference to
the crnssimr. and state in official re
ports that Oomez was driven away.
The hosidtals are full of wounded
soldiers, and thousands have died on
the field, despite, the light losses given
In the Spanish reports. Twice each
day the government issues official re
ports to t lie local papers and to the for
eign correspondents. The press censor
hands them out and all news published
here or cabled abroad must conform to
these reports. Similar reports are
cabled to the Spanish minister at Wash
ington. London and Paris.
ilurtlnez Campus suid that those re
ports were ludicrous, every press cen
sor who bus held the post lias suid that
they are absurd, no intelligent Ameri
can bus any faith In them, but forsooth
tlie correspondents are compelled to
send these misleading reports or give
up tlie use of the cables.
General Marin is now nt Quivlcnl.
eighteen miles south of Havana. He
missed his great opportunity of pen
ning hoi It Oomez and Mucoo In Piiiar
Del Kio province by starting one tiny
late. Now he has Oomez on one side
of the line and Maceo en the other, and
will try to prevent their meeting.
While pructlcally ull the Spunlsh
forces which can be spared from gutiril
Ing the cities are concentrated uboiit
the strategic line In tin effort to main
tain Its Impregnability, tlie various
bands of Insurgents roam at will in ull
the provinces of Cuba. They have had
dally encounters with Spanish trops
und continue gaining in strength.
I Pinal Del Rio, Muoeo is rutin? to.
the Havana border ufter a triumphal
campaign and has turned away thou
sands who wished to join his tinny.
Tlie few Spanish troops in tlie province
bad succeeded In holding the capital
city mid Column. Its port, but every
oilier town bus bee" entered and occu
pied by Maceo In Havana province.
Americans Are I nansv.
American residents are becoming
uliirmed us to their safety in case the
reHrt of tho committee on foreign af
fairs becomes it law. The news of the
action of tlie committee caused many
bitter utterance- In the local papers
iigulnst Americans. The feeling against
American!- has been fed by newKpuper
editorials and public utterances of rab
id Spanish otlice holders, to the effect
thut the I'nlteil States Is to blame for
ull the trouble thut has came upon
Spain. The feeling has been intensi
fied since the recall of Cainpos. and
American cltuens who are merchants
and business men. professional men
und who are permanent rcaideiilH here
ere very much worked up over the out
look, fhev would fuel much more se
cure If one of I'ncle Sam's warships
was anchored In the harbor. Already
reports of severe measures ugainst sus
pects are coming In. The intense Span
ish hatred for Cubans w hich led to hor
rible atrocities in the last war is begin
ning to munifest Itself. Only the other
day at lio.vo Colorado, a little town,
eighteen-miles southwest'of Huvunu. a
Cuban nnnied De Venatio Stiraez, who
hud been arrested on suspicion, was
shot dead by his guards. A list con
taining 10U names of suspects was made
up und. presented to the commander of
t lie -Volunteers in the town. Most of
the list fled to this city hut others were
arrested. One of them was the unfor
ICxctise for Murder.
The guard who were Spanish volun
teers muke the following report:
Suraez was arrested and while being
taken by four guards through the main
streets of HoyoColoradoasked tobe per
mitted to stop Into the house of bis
mother which they were pusslug. (The
guurtls say that he closed the door
and fastened It after entering and then
escaped from a rear door. They paw
him running among some banana trees
and fired nt him. The ball penetrated
the shoulder and came out nt the
breast. The Cuban version of the af
fair Is that the man was killed In cold
In the old war of 1S6S-7S.- U was said
to be a common practice to take a pris
oner to the outskirts of a town, give
hint a tip thut he could escape, ami
then shoot him down as he ran. Re
ports of arrests are made daily bub no
further mention of trial or release or
execution of prisoners Is made. In
some rases the persons arrested are
members of prominent families and po
litical Influence is used to save them.
The fear of these arrests, and of harsh
measures when Weyler arrives crowds
every outgoing steamer with Cubans
who nre thelng to the states, or to
Mexico and South America.
Victory for Spaniards.
New York. Feb: 3.-The following- ca
ble despatch sent from Havana today
bus been received It) this city:
"A severe encounter hus just been
had between the troops under -om-jnand
of Keneral Marin and the forccR
of Maximo Gomez, the scene of the
battle being the sugar plantation San
Antonio, near Sa:i Felipe.
Colonel Calinto Ruiz, in commnnd of
seven HqiiHdrons charged impetuously
upon the advance of the Insurgents
driving them In confusion before- him,
and continuing his march, tin troops
came up with the bulk of the cn.Mny's
forces which were encumped on the
above named plantation. The jittack
of the Spanish forces was so furious
that the Insurgents broke precipitately,
"The insurgents left "0 dead on the
field, tl of whom were killed by L yon
eta. Hcsidcs these, they had niuny
wounded und lost many prisoners;. The
troops succeeded in capluriiiK large
quantities of arms, ammunition and
THOMAS KlYIVS TRIAL.
The Murderer Wept When Arruicncd for
the Slaughter of His Itnbcu-IIls Wife
West Chester, Pa.. Feb. 3. The- trlnl
of Thomas Klvln. who on Novenil-r 1"
cut the throats of his two little children
at Pltooiilxvillc and then attempted
suicide, began her today.
While the jury was being selected at
the morning session of court Klvln
spent the time sobbing and crying.
This afternoon he appeared to huve
braced up a little and wept less. His
wife, who hud eloped with KIiuUom, the
missing man, sat in the audience In the
court room. With her wus Mrs. Morris,
her mother und her daughter, who Is
ubout 23 years of age.
The story of Klvin's son, Robert, nged
13 years, was the most sensational fea
ture of the day. He had not slept at
home the night of November 14. Hub
ert went home between 7 nml X o'clock
on that Friday morning and found his
father making coffee. He had four
cups set upon the table, one for himself,
and one each for Hubert. AgRi and
Thomas, jr. The prisoner poured cof
fee into the cuus and Robert Haw a
white Htibstance rise to the surface.
He would not let the children drink the
coffee, Hubert said, but threw It out,
and his father threw- his cup out too.
Robert left the house shortly after
thut und the next he heard of his
brothers und sister was that they were
dead, having had their throats cut by
Premeditation has . already been
proved by the prosecution. Dr. Ittick
walter, u druggist, testillcd early lu
the day of the murder Klvln houprht an
ounce of arsenic at his store suying It
was for rats. It was this uVsenU- that
Robert had seen rise to the surface of
Prof. V. 11. Cochran, chemist, testified
that he had nnalyzed the coffc and
found arsenic in It.
The only- defence that Klvln will
make will he Insanity. Ho does not de
ny having killed his children. Ills
lawyers will try to prove that owing
to his wife's affections for another man
and her elopement with liiin, -r:ized
Klvln and he was not responsible for
the crime he committed.
lKODI(iY IN .MICHIGAN
Clever Muslo Written and Played tiy a
(ilrl Seven Years of Age.
Kenton Harbor, Mich... Feb. V.. At
Whner's) Ooera house in Coloma Miss
Alice Alt-Clung, the 7-yeur-old prodigy,
made her first appearance on any
stage. One hundred tickets were sold
ut $1 each. Miss Alice has writte-n a
large number of waltzes, liilldbys,
melodies etc., and has set Kuene
Flehl'H ' Lit tie Hoy Hlue" to music and
played and sung It tonight. One of her
tests wus for anyone to strike one to
four keys on the instrument uml she
said sin- would name the keynote of
each. This feat she performed success
fully several times with her back to the
piano. ..Musical people are enthusiastic
over her wonderful poweis and predict
She composed her first musical pro
duction, her -Sault Ste. Marie Mm-ch,"
when only f years of age. She In the
daughter of poor parents and 1st said
to have lnhcriteu her musical tab-nfs
from her father, who. however, never
did anything so noteworthy us hl lit
tle daughter hus olreadv accomplished.
She Is daily securing flattering: offers
to exhibit herself and will no doubt
soon give exhibitions before lurger au
diences than can be assembled In bet
DK. GOODMAN DEAD.
Prominent PhlloUclrhia Physician Lx
plrcs from Heart I allure.
Philadelphia. Feb. 3. Dr. II. Krnest
Goodman, a prominent physician and
brevet colonel In the army, died sud
denly on a suburban train this" aft'9
niMin. Kxccpt for a cold, from which
he hus been suffering for some lime.
Dr. Goodmun was apparently In koihI
health und his death Is ascribed to
Dr. Goodman was one of six brothers,
all of whom served in the civil war. nml
five of them were commissioned olll
cers. He wus born In Speedwell. Pa.,
in 1S3B und graduated from the 1'nl
versity of Pennsylvania in tSMi. I-'rom
1NM to ISM he wus a director of the
I'liion League club, and since Hint time
he has been first vice president of the
During; the war Dr. Goodman was
surgeon general of Kosencrtins' nrtny.
Durum the inlministiatijii of Governor
Gf:iry. lr. !Midmnn was made surpeoti
general nf "the state. He married the
'widow of Governor Geary In 1.S74. and
she survives hii.i.
WITHOUT A COUNTRY.
Predicament of a former Subject of the
livrninii I mporor.
New York. Feb. 3. Otto Von Toss
berg. of New oi lcans. It., but at 'pres
ent in this city, is in the unploriMiint
predicament of bein-r without a. coun
try. About two years ago be renounced
his allegiance to the German pinXror,
whose subject he was un to that time,
and declared his intention of becoming
a citizen of the I'nited States.
He has not, however, complete his
citizenship. He now wishes to travel
extensively and would like to have
passports. He has discovered, how
ever, much to bis chagrin, that lie can
obtain them neither front the country
of his adoption nor from that ot his
M I IT UNTO VS TRI LS.
Four Defendants tVill Answer for On
Miffllntown, Pa.. Feb. 3. The cape of
the commonwealth aBrtlnst Warren J.
Mnffit. for manslaughter, was called for
trial today. Four defendants arc under
indictment, but they elected to be tried
separately. Great interest centers In
the outcome of the trial.
The case involves the killing; und
abandonment or a child, and the -par
ties charged with the crime have been
heretofore highly respected citizens.
mm JECKER BOARD
A Revival oF the Kusso-TurMsti
NAVAL DISPLAY I'OSTrOXEU
The St. James (iactto Announces That
Tho Alliance lias .Modified the
Plans or the lulled States.
Indemnity to Americans.
London. Fib. 3. A dispatch to Ft.
.Tallies Gazette today from Washington
snys that the correspondent of that pa
per has the hir-hest authority for an
nouncing that the entente between Itus
sia and Turkey Is known at the state
depurtmeut. and that It has had a most
Important effect In modifying the plan
which the administration hud prepared
to compel Turkey to pay an indemnity
for the damage done to American prop
erty in Armenia.
The correspondent says that. In spite
of denials, a naval demonstration upon
the part of the war ships of the I'nited
StHtes was prepared, and that a cabi
net meeting apnrovetl the policy of
bringlm? pressure to bear upon Turkey:
that Secretary Olney entered Into com
munication with Hussla and Great Url
taln asking them IT they would oppose
fiction by the I'nited States against
Turkey; that Great Hrltaln's reply was
favorable, hut that Russia Informed
him that she preferred that there
should be no naval demonstration at
that time, as site was negotiating to
bring about a restoration of order In
Turkey, which country, M. de Kotze
bue, Russian minister to the I'nited
States, is said to have Informed Mr,
Olney, would pay any Indemnity re
quired, and that therefore the project
ed demonstration of United States war
vessels In Turkish waters was aban
doned. Story of the Cesarea Trouble.
Wilmington, Del.. Feb. 3. A letter
has just been received by an Armenian
resldiiiK In this city from a clergyman
In Oaenurea, Turkey. He advises the
Wilmington Armenian, not to mentltm
the Armenian troubles In his letters, as
"It will do us o -rood and might harm
us greatly." The writer further says:
"The following seems to be an accu
rate account of the recent troubles in
this city: tli'.O killed; 400 wounded,
many fatally: 50 houses burned and 400
looted. About 100 jcirls were curried
away, but all but ten or fifteen were
allowed to return. The Iosb by the
looting of shops Is estimated at $r,"(1.
MINNIE SIVAXfiEK RETRACTS.
Tho Young Woman Imprisoned as a
Poisoner Claims That llor Alleged Con
fession Was I also.
Altoona. Pa.. Feb. 3. A'. V. Dlvely,
counsel for Minnie Swanger, who is
imprisoned In tlie llollblaysburg .lull on
the charge of causing the death of Will
lain McGregor by poison saw the girl
prisoner this afternoon In rcgunl to
the alh-ged confession she Is subl to
have made to Harry Howe. What she
said in regard to the alleged statements
she made in writing as follows:
"The statement made by Harry Howe
that I admitted putting the poison In
the coffee not at the dinner hour and
that I did this In order to make the
family sick, is totally false. 1 told hhn
no such thin?. He hud ine sign a pa
per and told me If I tdgned It he would
go at once to mv lawyer and Judge
Hell and get me out that tiny. I did
not kno- what was in that paper and I
have been waiting evr since to see
him so he would get me out of jail.
"He came to see me three times and
t told him I did not want to talk about
my case. He then suid Mr. Dlvely had
sent him to see me. I believed him and
signed the paper In the belief that it
was a puper to get me out of Jail. If he
has written anythinsr ubout my con
fessing to have done anything concern
ing the poisoning It Is false. 1 only
signed the paper In the hope that he
would get me out of jail. I wrote home
after the first time Harry Howe was
here when he told me that my mamma
had sent him and I found nut that this
was not true and then is when he told
me my lawyer had sent him.
(Signed M innle Swunger."
At the Inipiest held Saturday night
Hurry Howe ter.tllled that Minnie had
made a full confession to hint of the
crime. lie said he bad made her no
promises and did not tell her he could
get her out of jail. Howe, who lives
In Richmond. Va., has left the city and
taniiot be seen tonight.-
The written statement which the girl
says she was Induced to sign whs signed
by her in the presence of (."oroner Foitst
and Jail Warden 1 laird, nfter it hud
been read to her.
PULLING Till: ST. PAUL.
Tug Hunts Move the lllg Stcnmcr One
Hundred and l ifty t'ect. ,
Long Uraneh. V. J.. Fi-b. 3. The tugs
iiiude no attempt to work on the steam
er St. I'tnil this afternoon because of
the low tide, hut operations were re
sumed about PI o'clock tonight. At
midnight the ship's otllcers reported
over the telephone thnt the four tugs
nl work had succeeded In moving the
ship about l.r0 feet ill a northensterly
At U.:to o'clock the tide commenced
falling, tint work was not relaxed
The waves are. booting against the
broadside, -or the steamer with great
force, but it in not thought that she has
sustained any damage.
Notwithstanding the henvy storm to
night, hundreds of pfople braved the
elements und stood on Oceun uvenum
wall-bin? the boat move.
At midnight it wus stated that if the
St. Paul is not titrated tonight, she will
go out with the next flood time, which
occurs about noon tomorrow.
Stato I. and Given Away.
Horrlsburg. Pa.. Feb. 3.-John MeNcff
was toilav granted n patent for forty-two
acres and ninety-eight perches of bin. I sit
uated In Ooyle township. Cambria county.
The pater t was Issued by the departni-'iit
of internal affairs anil Hie hind has never
before bail any legitimate owner save
the commonwealth. .
Mr. Olar Issa Htebblns Lawrence, of
Murlhoro, X. II.. celebrated the one hun
dreillh annlvu-sit'-y of her birth, and the
town took u hollihty.
The Iowa senate has passed a bill mak
ing It a crime to matiiilHcture or sell
cigarettes In that slate, and the house
will also pass the bill.
I.awver Frank J. lllschoff. brother of
Justice HischofT. of the New York Su
preme court, has been arresied on a
charge of misappropriating JJ.JOO belonging
to Hosalie .Miller.
While Insane from the excessive tie of
morphine. Dr. "hiirlji Writ, of Ola'.rs
vIIIk. o., fell from his home t midnight
ami run twelve miles through a rain stonn
to Wheeling, W. Va.
At .Mount Hlga, X. Y., yesterday morn
ing Mary Jones and her husbitud. while
ilrlvlng across the tracks of the Philadel
phia, Heading and New Knglsml railroad
were struck b) -Mi eoM-bound passenger
train and both 4
New ' -
We have now on sale
the most elegant stock of
we have ever shown.
Our line of
Is up to date and com
Scfltcl mi Irish Bimitlcs
with all overs and trim!
mings to match.
IMtat Swisses .
and full stock of Staple
510 and 512
Our Winter Shoes must
go. You need the Shoes)
we meed the room.
1H AND 118 WYOMINO AVE.
Great reductions in
prices before taking
Inventory in ... .
408 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
Arc -Trade" Builders.
For eastern Pennsylvania. clonfl" anil
threatenhiK. with ocuastoiial showersj
warmer; sutilheusterly, 'hilt lug 10 suutiw
Xcw York, I'eb. 4. -Herald's weathef
forefRfi: lit the Mhlrfle vtutes anil New
Knslaivl to.lay cloudy weather will pre
vail with nliKht temperature chanKe.;
hiiuw or rain; tre.h variable winds, mostly
noiihwexynly and northerly, blsh ofl tho
coasts cMfllnn to westerly and followed
by tleorftn in this section In afternoon.
On We.neKilay In both of these sections
fulr, siahtly warmer weather will pre
vail, with fresh variable winds, pri'lJ
by ruln; and on Thursday warmer,