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8SCBANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MOBN1XG, FEBRUARY 5, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
E CUT, FABRIC
And they'll be much worn during
the early Spring. '
Have come to stay for a season at
least, and as usual, we're just a
little ahead of the procession, and
show now what others will ask you
to look at a little later on. Consult
any authority on current fashion,
and they'll tell you that the Spring
and Summer of '80 will be the great
est separate Skirt and Waist sea
son on record. Where one was sold
last year three will be sold this
No, no. It Isn't a bit too early for
buying. These skirts are Just the
right weight for the cold weather
of, early Spring; In fact, we had
them made up especially for pres
ent wear, believing that many of
our lady patrons will welcome them
as timely and appropriate flrst-of-the-season
All of these Skirts are from Ave to
Ix yards wide.' They are lined
throughout and finished In the best
possible manner. The higher grades
have the new and popular 'Rustle"
Linings so much in demand, and
will be found worthy the attention
of the very best trade.
Fancy Mohair Skints $1.49
Figured Crepon Skirts 2.60
Wide Wale Diagonal Skirts 3.75
New Mohair Skirts 5.00
Tufted Cheviot Skirts 6.00
Tufted Cheviot Skirts, extra heavy. $6.50
Silk and Mohair Skirts (feather
Ight) '.. $8.50
Vt New Crepon Skirts $9.50
ovelties In figure and stripe effects.
hese give but a hint at what to ex-
ect, but there's lots more to select
fe've got the Waists as we).
FREE COINAGE PROPOSITION
Mr. Morrill Kill Ask the Senate to
Proceed for Its Consideration.
DEFICIENCY BILL SHELVED
Ways and Means Committee Keoommond
That the House Do Not Concur la the
Senate Substitute-Heated lebate
on Qncationsof Appropriations.
Washington. Feb. 4. The proposition
to open the mints of the United Statea
to the free and unlimited coinage of
allver wuai presented to the senate to
day for a uei-ond time by the finance
committee. . This time It comes for
ward as a substitute to the house tariff
bill, just as on a former occasion It
appeared a a substitute to the house
bund bill. The venerable chairman of
the finance committee, Mr. Morrill (Re
publican, Vermont) in making the re
port said that he had voted against It
in the committee, but would neverthe
less ask the senate tomorrow to pro
ceed to Its consideration. And, by way
of comment on the report, he quoted the
formula of the winding up of the procla
mation by the governor of Massachu
setts "Clod nave the commonwealth."
A resolution was offered by Quay
(Hep., Pa.) to recommit the report to
the finance committee with Instruc
tions to report back thesrlglnal bill
and the substitute as separate proposi
tions; but that resolution went over
till tomorrow, owing to an objection on
the part of Mr. Hill (Dem., N. V.) to Its
The proposition to amend the rules
of the senate by distributing the appro
priation bills among the several com
mittees having charge of the branch
of the service to which they apply oc
cupied the senate during the remaln
ded of the day's session. By a vote of
25 to 44 the senate refused to take up
the urgent deficiency bill, and by a
vote of 49 to 24 it decided to take up Mr.
Dubois' (Hep.. Iduho) resolution to
amend the rules.
The resolution was discussed until
E.30, when it went over without ac
tion. House Proceedings.
Immediately upon the opening of the
session of the house today Mr. Ding
ley, iKep.. Me.), chairman of the com
mittee on ways and means, reported
with a recommendation that the house
do not concur in the senute substitute
for the bill passed In December
authorizing the Issue of bonds to pro
tect the gold reserve, and to provide
against temporary deficiencies in the
revenue. Mr. Crisp, (Dem., (.la.), stat
ed that the report was not a unanimous
one that the minority of the committee
urged the house to accept the senate's
frre sliver coinage substitute.
Mr. btngley gave notice that at the
close of the consideration of the Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill he
would ask the house to take ur the
committee's report, hy unanimous con
sent a number of measures were con
sidered and passed, among them a bill
authorizing the appointment' of com
missioners to treat with the Shoshone,
Arapahoe and Bannock Indians In Wy
oming and Idaho for the surrender of
any right claimed by them under trea
ties with the United States to hunt upon
unoccupied public lands. . This bill
grew out of the outbreak at Jackson's
Hole last summer.
The rest of the day until 4.5 o'clock
was spent' in further consideration of
the District of Columbia appropria
tion. The debate continued upon the
question whether or not public funds
should be appropriated for charitable
purposes to be expended by private and
sectarian institutions. The charge that
the American Protective association
was infliiem-lnsr members to oppose
such appropriations was made and at
times some heat was generated In the
debates. . By its votes the house, in
committee of the whole, indicated its
purpime to vote no money to strictly
Hectariun institutions, and only to such
other private institutions as would so
amend their articles of Incorporation
as to permit government Inspection and
oversight or ttie expenditures or public
The consideration of the bill was com
pleted in committee n? the whole but
before a vole was taken in the house,
the house adjourned until tomorrow.
HO.Mi: FOR DRl NKAKIKS.
The Subject Is AgltatoJ hv .Members of
the w. r. r. i'.
OratiRe. X. J.. Feb. 4. Mrs. M. B.
Kills, national r. wintendent of legis
lation and enforcement of law for the
Women's Christian Temperance union,
has issued circulars to the unions of the
I'nited Stalest calling attention to the
proposition that the state shall found
industrial homes In which drunkards
shall be detained by order of the court.
Kngland has already gone a long way
toward securing such a law. It has
passed the house of commons and the
next parliament will undoubtedly place
the subject before its members. The
Austrian government Is about to Intro
duce a bill which proposes to treat the
drunkard as a .person 'mentally In
capable and likely to Inflict Injury upon
the community, not onlv by actual vio
lence but by example, and to provide
for hlin a term of detention, which Is
to be two years with power to extend
or diminish the time according to re
sults. Mrs. Kills says:
"We urge upon you to use your ut
most endeavor through the organiza
tion that you represent to Induce the
legislature of your state to pass these
laws of detention under the name of the
"Habitual Drunkards' Home."..
VALUE OF FORECASTS.
How the St. Panl Was Saved from Beln
Washington, Feb. 4. An Illustration
of the value of the forecasts sent out
by the weather bureau is found In the
assistance recently rendered the
stranded steamer St. Paul. On Sunday
morning when she was beached off
Long Branch.-N. J., the chief and as
sistant chief of the weather bureau
were able to detect the redistribution
of air pressure, which was almost cer
tain to drive a northeast wind along
the New Kngland and Middle Atlantic
coasts by Monday morning.
This Information was promptly tele
graphed to the steamer and prepara
tions were at once made to free her at
high tide by the aid of the rise in the
water due to the northeast storm and
this they were able to do as the pre
dicted high water came and the vessel,
which would otherwise probably have
been a complete wreck, was floated and
all danger removed.
ROME BANK SCANDAL.
The Fort Staawis National's tosses
Rome, N. T.. Feb. 4.-The condition
of the Fort Btanwix National bank
proves to be very bad. It is stated on
good authority that the bank Is In
volved to the extent of nearly. If not
quite. $400,000. of this amount, it Is
said, there are 1200.000 In drafts of the
J. Wtnslow Jones Packing company of
Baltimore, and other concerns associat
ed with It, IIOO.OOO of miscellaneous bad
paper, ana a $371,000 defalcation by
Cashier Barnard. This amount will
swamp the bank and throw it Into the
hands of a receiver. Ths canital stock
is $130,ouO and the surplus and undivid
ed profits $liO.0C0 more, so the stock
holders must be assessed.
The conviction that Cashier Barnard
was a defaulter is slowly forvlnrr itself
upon the peonlo of Rome, who at first
refused to believe that he had misap
propriated any funds. It Is alleged
that lately Mr. Barnard had been specu
lating in stocks in the hope of being
able to make up for losses to the bank
through mismanagement. ,
The Home Savings bank has moved
Into new quarters, and is doing busi
ness. There was no run.
ST. PAI L AFLOAT AT LAST.
The nig Steamer Moved from the Beach
at Long Bra nch Soon After Noon Yes
New York. Feb. 4. The St. Paul
sailed up to the American line pier at
1.30 p. m and after half an hour's work
three tugs succeeded in pushing her
Into a berth nt the new dock, adjoin
ing the regular pier of the American
Line company. As she approached the
dock she was saluted by the different
craft in the river, which salute she ac
knowledged by blowing her big whistle.
On the dock were gathered a number of
ottlclals of the International Naviga
tion company and their friends. Vice
lTesldent Wright welcomed the St.
Paul, greeting Captain Jameson with
a hearty "hello." The captain stood
upon the bridge and smiled pleasantly.
Outwardlv the boat looked as it she
was in splendid shape, barring a little
scraping of paint from the side below
the water line, there seemed absolutely
nothing wrong with the steamer. When
the St. Paul was tied up In her berth
the first nerson to come ashore from
her was Captain Merritt, of the wreck
ing company. lie was heartily con
gratulated by everybody present. "We
are glad to have gotten her off," he
said, "for we worked hard for her; we
also worked for the dollars, too."
The captain explnlned that the
floating of the ship this morning was
expected hv them. The wreckers hud
been working at her for some time
when she suddenly began to move easi
ly and later she slid off the sand as if
passing over waxen ways. When she
struck deep water she sank Into the
water and listed very perceptibly to
port. There wns n very bad sea run
ning at the time. The wrecking tugs
stood dose by, ready to render further
assistance If necessary. The St. Paul,
however, set well In the water In a few
minutes, and Captain Jameson, us
sured that everything was all right,
ordered the engines started, und the
ship proceeded to New York. On the
way up she passed the North German
I.loyd steamship Lahn, which greeted
her, signalling the word "congratula
tions." while the Idaho's band played
ICxpert examiners will make a thor
ough examination of the ship. This
will require at least two days. Then
the I'nited States steamship Inspec
tors will look over the shio and make
sure she is all right and fit for service.
It was announced that the American
lino otilclnls wll hold un investigation
Into the grounding of the St. Paul. In
a few days. Manager Orlscom says,
however, that from Inquiries already
made he feels positive Captain Jamer
son will fully clear himself of all blame
In the matter.
VICTIM PUT THEM TO FLIGHT.
Murderous Moonshiners of Georgia Kail
to Kill on Informer.
Grlffln, lu Feb. 4. E. M. Robertson,
a prominent young man living In Har
alson county, had an exciting tight and
a narrow escape from death last night.
For some time the moonshiners of his
neighborhood have regarded Robertson
as an Informer, who kept revenue au
thorities posted as to Illicit distilleries.
John Oarrett. Jim (Krrett. Jeff Mason,
three of the leuUen'tW tha moonshine
contingent, decided tassuslnate Rob
ertson, und lust night they lay wait
ing in ambush for him near his home.
As he rode up they tired.
Robertson, who Is a powerful man,
leaped from his horse into the bushes,
where they lay concealed, grabbed one
of the (larrets and used him as a shield,
while with' Ills captive's pistol he put
the otherp to flight. They left a trail
of blood lu-hlnd, but have not been cap
tured. Robertson's wounds are not
Ilctmit I'rotlicis Strangled bv I nknonn
Kohher in Oklahoma.
Perry, ). T., Feb. 4. A murder has
been discovered southwest of here,
near Wewoka. Two men, aged CO and
75 years, were found dead In their
homes on a farm Thursday morning.
The men, John and Jacob Manntz, hud
never been married. They had a line
tract of land and lived in an ordinary
house. It is said they had great
wealth, and the theoi y is they were
murdered for their money. John K.
Kzell was passing the Maunts home
and saw the elder Mauntz lying in the
The old man had been hanged, a piece
of the roi being about his neck. He
hpd also been hhot. Further Investl
gp.tlon showed the other brother dead
In the house, with several bullet holes
through him. The theory is that the
robbers hanged the mm and then took
CANADA MAY SETTLE.
I'nited States Officers Investigating
Butte, Mont., Feb. 4. A huge claim
against Canuda for depredations by Its
citizens on American forests is likely
to be made. Colonel T. A. Rot. govern
ment Inspector for Montana and Idaho,
has received a complaint from settlers
of northern Montana that' Cahadlnns
have for years been coming across the
line and cutting timber until the forests
along the boundary In Choteau and Te
ton counties hr.ve almost been com
pletely stripped of timber, and that It
will be but a few years until American
settlers in that part of the state will
suffer from these depredations.
Millions of dollars' worth of timber
has been taken by the Canadians.
HUSHED UP THE SCANDAL.'
Norrlstown Police Investigation Dies
Norrlstown, Pa., Feb. 4. A committee
of councils tonight failed to report to
council Its action of suspending fc. two
weeks Policeman Royer. who admitted
to the committee that he had accepted
$8 from Rose Lockwood, proprietor of
a house of 111 reaute. The lobby of
the council chamber was filled with citi
zens. Mr. Barker offered to make a
minority report of the committee's ac
tion, but President Wills ruled that a
majority report had not been made,
therefore a minority report was out of
The chair's ruling was sustained by a
vote of 15 to 7. This greatly disgusted
the people present.
Mr. lul Will B7 Made Ambassador.
Washington. Keb. 4.-Edwln V. Chi. of
Michigan, now assistant secretary of
state, has been tendered the post of Am
bassador to derm any to succeed the Ute
Chancellor Runyon. Mr. 1 ' hi has accept
ed the tender, and the nomination will go
to the senate this week, probably en
Hon Jack Robinson's Letter An
swered by Senator Quay.
HAS NO RIGHT TO INTERFERE
The Senator Thinks That the State Com
mittee Should Kcfraln from Making
lions Qualified to Act.
Washington, Feb. 4. On the 15th of
December last Congressman John U.
Robinson, of Pennsylvania, addressed
an open letter to Senator yuuy. chair
man of the Republican state commit
tee, of Pennsylvania, in which he called
upon the senator to formulate rules or
by some means arrange for the people
at the primaries to designate their
choice for United States senator to suc
ceed Senator Cameron. Senator Quay
tonight forwarded his reply to Mr. Rob
inson. The following is the text of the
- Washington. Feb. 4.
Hon. John B. Robinson, Washington.
My Dear Sir: Your favor of the fif
teenth ultimo, published during my ab
sence In Florida, was received by me a
day or two since, having been forwarded
from the headquarters of the Republican
state committee in Philadelphia. I do not
think that the state committee or any one
holding official position under It can
properly Interfere with the discretion of
the local organisations In the matter of
holding primaries, selecting candidates or
giving Instructions. The object of the
committee Is to act In subordination to the
convention whose creature It la. for the
success of the party, Its principles and Us
tickets; and I would surely have no more
riRht officially to make suggestions than I
have to make rules.
I am free to say, however, that In the
canvass of 1S2 the names of the candl.
dates for I'nited States senator were
voted upon in a number of counties in our
state and with very satisfactory results.
, . M. 8. Quay,
Chairman Republican state committee.
FAVORABLE TO M KINLEY.
Congressional Lenders Have No Hesita
tion in Predicting the Effect That Mr.
Harrison's Wlthdral Will Have on the
Washington. Feb. 4. Many senators
decline to discuss the effect of the with
drawal of ex-President Harrison from
the list of presidential candidates; out
the champions of the other candidates
on the floor of the senate are evidently
pleased at the action of Mr. Harrison.
Mr. Quay, ( Rep., pa. ) -Mr. Harrison's
action, as I look at the situation, helps
McKlnley, for the reason that many of
the men who have been claiming to be
Harrison men were at heart McKlnley
men, and they have not been sincere
In their advocacy of Mr. Harrison.
They have been for the Ohio candidate,
and now that Mr. Harrison has taktfn
this step, they will be able to come out
in the open and announce themselves
and work for the man of their real
choice. McKlnley is, therefore, the
chief recipient of the benefits to be de
rived from the withdrawal of Mr. Har
rison." Leading Republicans of the house
who were spoken with today, do not. as
a rule, feel that CJeneral Harrison's
withdrawal from the presidential race
will materially affect the prospects of
the other candidates. The Ohio repre
sentatives, of course, believe that Mc
Klnley will secure the support of the
Indiana delegation. This opinion Is
shared by Representatives from other
states, one of whom Is Mr. Scranton, of
Pennsylvania. Other gentlemen believe
that the Indiana delegation will divide'
its strength among the various candi
dates. The Indiana Republicans If the
members of congress from that state
fairly reflect the aentlments of their
constituents while believing General
Harrison to be sincere, Indulge the hope
that an exigency may arise which may
require the convention to nominate him.
The following are the views expressed
by some of the prominent Republicans
of the house upon the letter:
Mr. Grow. Pennsylvania. I think the
contest will be decided to some extent
on geographical lines, with the result ut
this time uncertain.
Mr. Scranton. Pennsylvania. If Har
rison should favor Allison as his po
litical legatee. Influences might be
brought to bear upon Indiana to give
its support to the Iowa senator.
Mr. Taft, Ohio. It Is unquestionably
favorable to McKlnley. The people of
the west had a great admiration for
Harrison, and he would have received
a considerable support In that locality.
Messrs. Grosvenor, Bromwell and
Taylor, of Ohio, expressed similar views
to those of Mr. Toft.
MRS. ELWIX'S NERYE.
The t'nnatural Mother Calmly Listens to
the Story of the Murder of Her Little
West Chester. Pa.-, Feb. 4. The sensa
tional murder trial of Thomas Elvln for
killing his two little children, is rap
Idly drawing to a close, the prosecutor
having closed this morning and most
of the evidence was In before court ad
journed this evening. Temporary In
sanity, bused on the elopement of his
wife and a disease of the brain, has
been made the basis of the defense, and
an urrav of medical men were put on
the stand this afternoon to substanti
ate the claim.
Probably the most conspicuous fea
ture of the trial so far has been the
wonderful display of nerve by Mrs.
Elvln, the wife of the accused man, and
mother of the murdered children. Dur
ing the most trying features she sits
calmly and serenely watching the pro
ceedings with critical eyes. This was
plainly Indicated when her 13-year-old
son was on the stand telling of the ef
forts made by his father to poison the
entire family. The father sat with his
head bowed to his knees and never lift
ed his eyes to the boy, while the mother
wutched him critically with a hulf
smile on her face. As Officer Moore, of
PhoenixvllleT told how Klvin had re
lated to him the story of the wife's un
faithfulness and her elopement with
Rhonds. she sat unmoved and calm
while every eye In the crowded court
room was on her.
- SHOT THE WRONG MAN.
A Jealous Uusband Kills an I'noffend-
-Chicago, Feb. 4. Matthew Bollinger,
291 Mohawk street, suspecting Fred
Muller of violating his home, disguised
himself In woman's clothes and lay In
wait at his doorway.
r At 6.50 o'clock this morning John
Heiwo, a teamster, residing In the same
house, came out on bis way to work
and received the bullet intended for
Mullcr. He was shot through the heart
and died Instantly.
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
Members of the Nations! Organlistion
Favor I'reo Cninae.
Washington, Feb, 4. The National
Farmers' Alliance and Industrial union
met In convention here today. About
fifty delegates were la attendance, rep
resenting the states "ef Alabama, Ar-
kansas. California. Colorado, Georgia,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, North Caro
lina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl
vania, South Carolina. South Dakota,
Texas, West Virginia and Virginia.
The morning and afternoon sessions,
which were secret, the members being
adverse to taking tho public Into confi
dence regarding their deliberations,
were devoted, one of the members said,
to the transaction of routine business,
and the consideration of reports from
A committee was appointed to go be
fore the house committee on banking
and currency tomorrow, it was said,
upon the invitation or the chairman.
Congressman Walker, of Massachu
setts, said: This committee is commit
ted to the free coinage of silver, the
convention being expected to adopt
ringing resolutions, in that line before
NO CAISE FOiTeXPLOSIOX.
Coronor's Jury t'nsble to Place Olame for
Holltdaysbtirg, Pa., Feb. 4. Coroner
James Foust and a Jury of six men sat
here today to investigate the causes
and to fix the responsibility for the
deaths of Samuel Kephart, Samuel
Marks. Robert McMurray, Constantlne
Evans, Morrill Treese and Mr. Lane,
and the serious injury of fifteen other
employes in the boiler explosion at the
rolling mill of the Holldaysburg Iron
and Noil company. District Attorney
Hammond gave legal counsel to the
coroner and Jury, and Factory Inspec
tor P. A. Bradley was In attendance.
The evidence tended to establish the
fact that the boiler had been repaired
by skillful boiler makers sixty days be
fore the accident and was pronounced
by them to be in good condition.
Engineer Lloyd Cramer claimed that
the boiler was two-thirds full of water
when It exploded. The allegation that
Engineer Cramer had a habit of becom
ing drowsy and sleeping while on duty,
was denied by Cramer's fellow work
men. Cramer testified that he closed
his eyes at times while sitting beside
the boiler. In order to deaden his hear
ing to the noise in the mill. Expert
boiler makers exonerated the manage
ment of the company from any respon
sibility for the accident. No plausible
explanation having been offered by the
witnesses as to the cause of the explo
sion, the jury rendered the following
"We, members of the coroners Jury,
find that the deaths were caused by
injuries received while In the discharge
of duties us employes of the Hollldays
rg iron and Nail company from the
effect of the explosion of a boiler In the
rolling mill of said company on the
morning of Jan. 30, 1R96. and that from
the evidence produced we are unable to
determine the cause of the explosion."
Permanent Certificate Committees Ap
pointed by Superintendent Schnoffer.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Feb. 4. The super
intendent of public Instruction has
completed his appointments of commit
tees on permanent certificates for the
several counties under the provisions
by th act of 1895 and they make a for
midable list. The committee in euch
county consists of three members who
were formerly elected by the teachers'
. The following were among the ap
pointments of county committees on
permanent certificates made by Super
intendent . of Public ' Instructions
Schaeffvr, under the act of June 28,
berks county E. J. Conner, ttoyer
tewn; F. H. Haln, Wernersvllle; Mary
Lackawanna II. J. Hockenbery,
Carbondale: Miss Carrie A. Kenyon,
Olyphant; M. J. L. Lloyd.
Luserne Robert Shlel, Plttston; L.
P. Bleily, Hazleton; D. M. . Hobber,
Schuylkill-Col. P. H. Monagan, Gl
rardvtlle; Harvey M. Rlckert, Tower
City; J. J. Cake. Pottsvllle.
THE BAYARD AFFAIR.
No Official Attention Will lie Paid Uls
Speeches at Present.
Washington, Feb. 4. It Is scarcely
probable that the resolutions agreed
on by the house committee on foreign
affairs concerning Ambassador Bay
ard's Boston (England) and Edinburgh
(Scotland) speeches in August and No
vember last can be called up In the
house for action until the senate bond
bill with Its free coinage attachment
has been disposed of.
In the meantime members of that
committee, who from various sources
have received confirmatory Information
as to Mr. Bayard's conditional tender
of resignation in case the resolutions
should pass, do not for a moment doubt
that sui'h an Intention has been inti
mated though not perhaps In the pre
else shape diplomatically denied.
Republicans Peclde to Elect Hnnter
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 4. The house
Republicans have 'decided to attempt
to unseat Tompkins and Kauffman
(Democrats) tomorrow and elect Dr.
Hunter senator at once.
The ballot today resulted: Hunter,
62; Blackburn, 56; scattering, 8. Seri
ous trouble may occur at tomorrow's
Joint session If the house Republicans
unseat Tompkins and Kauffman. It Is
said that within five minutes after the
unseating the senate Democrats have
arranged to expel four Republican sena
tors, appoint extra doorkeepers to keep
them nut of the joint session, and then
take a ballot for United States senator.
CONSIDERING DEBS CASE.
Senate Committee Heports a Substitute
for Mr. Call's Resolution.
Washington, Feb. 4. The senate com
mittee on the Judiclury today reported
a substitute for Mr. Call's resolution
looking to an Investigation by a special
committee Into the imprisonment of
Eugene V. Debs.
The substitute provides for an In
vestigation by the judiciary committee
into the law upon the whole subject of
"contempt of court" as enforced by the
federal courts, and to report If nny ad
ditional legislation Is necessary for the
protection of the rights of citizens.
INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE.
A Large Institution Near Ouebca Threat
encd With Destruction.
Quebec. Feb. 4. The Beauport Insane
asylum caught fire this morning. The
fire broke out in an outbuilding and
spread to the west wing, threatening
the entire Institution. Hi-lp was called
for. and the Quebec fire brigade and a
battery of regular artillery wen; sent
to Beauport. which Is about eight miles
east of Quebec, on tho Quebec. Mont
gomery and Charlevoix jnilrnud.
The asylum has mdi'e than 1,000 In
mates, and I under the charge of the
J t arfhtiunke In lorn.
' Blouif. City, la., Feb. 4. A slight earth
quakeshock was f"lt here at o'clock
this iJhornlng. Similar disturbances me.
reporied from points in South Dakota anil
j The Gold Kessrve. 1
Washington .Feb. 4. At the close of
business today the treasury gold reservk
stood at t4T.ljK.149. The wlthdrawls fort
JJhe day were M,:u0. (
PROGRESS OF INSURGENTS
Latest Intelligence from the War
for Cuban Independence.
REBELS BURN CAXE flELDS
General Godoy Captures the Wife of
Aragoa. the Insurgent Leader.
Lacrct's Band Penetrates the
District of Kemadors.
Havana. Feb. 4. A force of Insur
gents under the leadership of Nunes
has attacked a detachment of Spanish
troops at San Quintin. The soldiers
were engaged In repairing the railroad
between Rsperanza and Jicotea, prov
ince of Santa Clara. They made a
gallant defense, but Lieutenant Kduar
do Borges, one sergeant, and fourteen
soldiers were killed and five men were
In a skirmish between guerrillas of
Hato Nuevo and a band of insurgents
at Itabo, one of the latter was killed.
A patrol of Civil guards found In the
mountains near the plantation of Aus
tralia, five Plateados who had evidently
General Godoy, while skirmishing In
the district of Ctenfuegos, killed three
Insurgents and captured seven rifles
and the wife of Aragon, the insurgent
The Insurgents have burned over the
fields and plantation of Trtunvlrato
and the cane fields In the valley of
Yaguajay. and Central Narclso, dis
trict of Reined los. Lacret's band of
Insurgents has penetrated Into that
district and Isburning all on Its way.
Opinion of the Maryland Court of Ap
peals Delivered Against Officials of an
Baltimore, Feb. 4. A sensation was
caused In financial circles today by the
opinion of the Maryland court of ap
peals at Annapolis, In the case of Asa
Dupuy and Herbert Dupuy, her hus
band, of Pittsburg, Pa., against the
Transportation and Terminal company
of Baltimore. The case came from the
circuit court of Baltimore.
The matter Involved was a bill for a
receiver for the Transportation and
Terminal company of Baltimore city, a
defunct company of Baltimore city, a
defunct corporation that had already
passed through Insolvency, .with Win
Ileld J. Taylor, a well-known lawyer In
Baltimore, us trustee.
Mr. and Mrs. Dupuy had Invested
160.000 in this enterprise, which at the
time purported to have control of the
Maryland Central railroad, the York
and Peach Bottom railroad, some ex
tensive coal lands and a large part of
the contract for the building of the belt
railroad. It Is said that the total amount
of claims similar to Mrs. Dupuy's, ex
ceeds 11,500,000, a large number of
Pittsburg people have been Induced to
Invest. The president of the company
was William Qilmore, who has been for
many years one of the best known rail
road men in Baltimore. He was presi
dent of the Maryland Central railroad,
president of the Belt railroad, and a
director in the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road. The chief promoter of the Termi
nal company was John Henry Miller,
of Baltimore, who has been active in
many large financial transactions.
The court of appeals find that these
two gentlemen have been guilty of the
grossest frauds, not only in their trans
actions with Mr. and Mrs. Dupuy, but
In the whole conduct of the business of
the Terminal company. The opinion
delivered by Judge McSherry, which
Was concerned In by the whole court, is
probably the most vigorous In the state
reports. It scores Messrs. Miller, Oil
more, Taylor and Moses II. Houseman,
attorneys for the company, unmerci
fully. SHOOTS WIFE AND HIMSELF.
Deed of a Michigan Farmer Who Charged
Infidelity and Desertion.
Jackson, Mich., Feb. 4 William Deer
ing, a farmer, of Tompkins Center,
twenty miles north of here, shot his
wife twice In the breast last night.
He was arrested at Eaton Rapids to
day by Sheriff Peck and brought to jail
In this city tonight. After shooting his
wife he fired a' bullet Into his own
head, but after fracturing the skull
the ball glanced on.
Deerlng says he fired the shots when
he did not know what he was doing.
He charges his wife with Infidelity and
the abandonment of her five children.
She has a bullet through the left lung
and is not expected to recover.
SWEARS HE SAW GHOULS.
Fort Wayne Man Makes Affidavit to
Witnessing a Urave Robbery.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Feb. 4. William
Walda late last night made affidavit
to the grave-robbing story he told Pros
tcutor Aiken They vUlted the renw
tery and Walda pointed out Beveral
graves that he said might be the ones
that the grave robbers opened, but
would not state positively which was
the right one. None of these graves
presented the appearance of having
been recently disturbed. Hundreds of
people today visited Lindenwood and
some are arranging to have the graves
of friends and relatives opened, fear
ful that they may be the victim of the
ghouls. The officers will probably in
vestigate further. . ;
FIGHT IN A CHURCH.
Brass Knuckles and other Weapons
Figure In n Lively llattle.
Anderson, Ind., Feb. 3. The Sherman
street chapel wus the scene of a sen
sational fight during services. Hor
ace Hoosier and John Means got into
a dispute, which resulted irr blows and
Implicated others before It was brought
to a close. Both were armed avltli
brass knuckles and used them, not only
upon each other, but upon those who
Interfered. ' Revolvers and razors were
also flourished, but not used.
An officer arrested the fighters just
when things assumed a must panicky
aspect, and pluced them In jail. There
are others of the dock who will be ar
rested. Sltnation at Pettcbone Mine.
Wilkes-Barre, Va Feb. 4. There Is no
change In the situation of affairs in the
Peltlhone mine today. The fire is being
held tinder control, and everything is be
ing done to pievertt it from spreading to
tho solid coal. As soon as the danger
from the presenci of uas Is removed the
men will proceed to tight the flumes at
close roiiRc. ;
Alderman' Illegal Feus.
Wllllnmsporf, Pa.. Feb. 4. Alde'man W.
II. Iti-ulne, of Ihe Sixth ward, this city,
has been held for court hy I'nited Stutes
t'orr.mlxsloner Bentley. nn a charge of
accepting illeKl and exorbitant fees
from pension applicant. Uuil In the sum
of t.100 was furnished, lie clultas the ex
cessive fees wre volunturlly tendered.
Suidvon Will Vox with Kvan.
SorintllHd. Ills.. Feb. 4. John U Sulli
van is feeling well anil will leave for 8t.
L-ouls Shmorronr artt-rnoon. ruuuvan says
he wIIbTpox with Rvan In the Texas louin-
araentland will see the big tight.
We have now on sale
the most elegant stock of
EiilroMcrSes aid Laces
we have ever shown.
Our line of
Is up to date and com
Freud ami American
Scotc! and Irish Mmitics
Royal; Cremyl Stripes, '
Ctatilly Lace Stripes, ;
with all overs and trim
mings to match
and full stock of Stapl;
510 and 512
Our Winter Shoes must
go. You need the Shoes
we need the room.
114 AND 1M WYOMING ATE.
WEICIEL TIE JEWELER
Great reductions in
prices before taking
inventory in ... .
408 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
For eastern Pennsylvania, cloudy anft
unsettled weather, with occasional rain
easterly winds becoming variable.
Killed by the Cars.
Allcntown, Pa., Feb. 4. Daniel Bllllg.
residing at Miller, near l.aury's Station,
this county, left home lust evening to
hunt for a missing flog at ratasauqua.
On returning home at midnight he made
a short cut across the IxhlKh Valley rail
road tracks and was struck by the BulTa.
lo express and Instantly killed. Bllllg
was 4t years old aud loaves a family.