The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 06, 1896, Image 1
nCFUCUchiJ DAILY iri LACUAV7ANUA COUNTY, MB EIGHT a.GES56 COLUMNS. SCKAJJTOIT, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY, , 189tt. TWO , CENTS A COPY. Dm TiCT re Mew and t CUT, FABRIC And they'll be much worn during the early Spring, Dress Skirts 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 '98 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, believlns that many of our lady patrons will welcome them as timely and appropriate flrst-of-the-season garment? Their Cost " Is Moderate All of these Skirta are from Ave to Ix yards wide. They are lined throughout and finished In the best posalbl 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 trad Cirrec Fancy Mohair Skirts $1.41 ' Figured Crepon Skirts 2.50 Wide Wale Diagonal Skirts S.7S . New Mohair Skirts .00 Tufted Cheviot Skirts COO . Tufted Cheviot Skirts, extra heavy. $.S0 Silk and Mohair Skirts (feather weight) $8.50 Finest New Crepon Skirts $9.50 Novelties In figure and stripe effects. These give but a hint at what to ex pect, but there's lots more to select from i Of Course We've got the Waists as well. .QC'OB-E WAREHOUSE BIDS Oil BOS RECEIVED Envelopes Opened in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury. APPLACSB I'OR MK. CARLISLE Isador Straaa aad Juha A. MsCall Lsad the Claeqaa Vartoa Bids Coasld-ered-Probably Nothlag Short of 1 1 1 Will Ba Noticed. Washington. Feb. 6. It was exactly U.SU o'clock this morning when tne brass gate leading to Secretary ' Car lisle's office was opened and those hav ing credentials as bidders for the bonds were allowed to pass the well guarded doorway and entered the big public of fice of the secretary, of the treasury to watch the opening of the envelopes containing bids. Mr. Van Senden, the secretary's private secretary, stood guard and saw that only those allowed "by the grace of the secretary" should get In, and he waa especially careful not to let any but the bidders enter. The newspaper correspondents, except a single representative of the press as sociations, were rigidly excluded. A few minutes past 12 Secretary Car lisle appeared, and as he entered the room some one started applauding, and as he made his way to his seat, the hand-clapping grew to quite a respect able reception and the secretary seemed somewhat embarrassed thereat. The bids having been opened by a commit tee of three as follows: Comptroller Kckels, United States Treasurer Mor gan and Assistant Secretary Curtis. Mr. Eckels, aa chairman of the commit tee, appeared and announced that owing to the large number of bids received today and this morning, it had been Impossible to tabulate all up to noon, but he wished to report that up to the time given the committee they had opened and tabu lated 3.7U? bids and the amount sub scribed by these was 1380,232. WO. Mr. Eckels was here unable to pro ceed, for the crowd around Secretary Carlisle Tmrst forth In loud hand-clapping and shouts of applause. This was led by Isador Straus and John A. Mc Call who were seated next to the sec retary! -t After this had died away Mr. Eckels continued by saying "the per centage ranged all the way from par to lis and a fraction." Renewed Applause. This announcement brought '?rt,n renewed applause, and Mr. Eckels again had to wait for It to subside. Then he added: "We still have a large number of bids yet to be tabu lated, and when this Is done It will bring the number of offers up to about 4 000 and Increase the subscriptions at least $75,000,000 more, thus making the total over 1455,000,000." Again the bidders gave vent to applause, and Mr. Eckels returned to the ante room to continue the work of the committee. It was a quarter to two o'clock when the committee finished tabulating the bids, and It was found that 4.040 bids had been received and these aggregat ed the total subscriptions of 64.26,850. Of these several were evidently bogus, one being for $100,000,000 from a physi cian In Michigan, and another of 000.000 from Texas. : Deducting the fUt.000,000 considered bogus. It leavea the total subscriptions at t50S.2C9.850. An analysis of the bids gives the fol lowing: Total amount of blds..........tw.KMW lM bids at 110 aggregated...... !.. 84 bids at llO.iWW aggregated.... WW. (8 at 110.60 aggregated 1-iWHJ Number of bidders, over 4,4 HiKheat bid "J Lowest bid .' Average of bids " New York city bid, over I1M,000, Country at Urge bid, over... 8825. W0.0UO Europe bid. about IIUO.MO.OW Interest at average rate IM about VA. President John A. Stewart, of the United State Trust company, of New York, put In bids on behalf of a large number of banks, banking houses, and Individuals amounting In all to $78,000, 000 at a fixed price of 110.075, which will net about S per cent, to the purchaser, and also bids for $10,000,000 at a lower price from bidders who placed restric tions upon Mr. Stewart's action In rep resenting them. i Various Bids. Messrs. R. K. Olsndlnning Co., of Philadelphia, bid for $500,000 at 118 75; S. H. Emmons, of New York, $1,000,000 at 105; Williamsburg Savings bank, $500, 000 at 111. Most of the national bank bids were at. 110. Messrs. J. P. Morgan A Co., the National City of New York, the Deutsch bank and Harvey Flak Son's bids Jointly (or $100,000,000 at 110.6877, thus establishing a price below which It will be Impossible to award any portion of the loan. This cuts out the many big bidder at 110.075 who were associated with Mr. Stewart. It Is quite possible, however, that even the Morgan syndicate will not get any of the bonds, as Mr. Stewart Is quoted as saying that h believe that no bid below 111 will be accepted. The four subscribers to the Morgan syndicate bid In four equal parts and offered to take all or any part of the Issue. The bid of Joseph Pulltser, of New York, for $1,000,000 at 114 had a mem orandum attached to It stating that this bid at the highest market price to day, la In lieu of the offer to head the list with a subscription of $1,000,000 to a popular loan on the basis, which waa not adopted, of an open subscription at a nxed equal rate. Overwhelmed by aids. The treasury department waa sim ply overwhelmed by the enormous num ber of bids received. With fifteen ex pert clerks at work scheduling the bids at 6 o'clock tonight, they having worked Incessantly since this morning, I, 200 bids remained unscheduled. They will be copied tomorrow. The great feature of the bond bidding was the offer of 1. P. Morgan's syndi cate, whlob aa new composed Include only his own banking house, the Deutsche bank of Berlin, Germany, and Harvey Flsk Son, of New York. They- proposed to take the entire Issue at 110.6877. Only one ether bid of any thing Ilk equal amount waa received. Mr. Plerpont Morgan after figuring on the bids received said tonight that he estimated that he would be awarded on his bid about sixty per cent, of the $100,000,000. Me reached this conclusion simply from hearing the various bids read, as he did not think that more than $40,000,000 bid above that figure had been mad. Scarcely more than one-third of the actual bids received are Included In the Imperfect lists now published. Several thousand bids be low the obvious limit of acceptance are omitted. Bids for many millions of dollar coming from New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois. Connecticut. Vermont, Maryland, Ne braska, Missouri, North and South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, Louisi ana, Washington (state). Iowa, Wis consin, Minnesota. 'and in fact nearly every state of the union thrown Into the most Incongruous state of Juxtapo sition and quite a number of offers from Canada were received at prices rang ing from 100 downwards. The number of small bid was quite remarkable, the $60 offer ran up Into the hundreds and at fairly good prices and over 1,000 small banks and private Individual whoa offer at the highest rate of acceptability ranged from 500 up to $8,000 or $9,000 are not Included In the list published. The offers by the classes of small bidden below the 110 and a fraction limit which seems shut off the Issue, were still more numerous-. Aa Eneonragtng Feature. An encouraging feature In these of fers was that so many of those of large amounts ranging In many cases up to one or more millions of dollars were from fiduciary Institutions, which there by Indicated that they had a better out let for their money than that afforded by the United States bonds at the price at which they will - undoubtedly be awarded. One of the curious Incidents of the day was the fact that the bid of the Union Trust company, of New York, for $78,000,000 at 110.075 almost escaped notice In the monotony of the reading while the bid of the- Morgan syndicate waa received with applause. - DlXB.UErCUABGES. lie I advised by the Prince of Wale to Abide by the Findings of tb Yaoht Club Commit tee. ( .. , London, Feb. 6. After having made Inquiries In various quarters the Unit ed Press re!resentatlve In London has learned definitely that Lord Dunraven, subsequent to his return from New Turk, stayed at Sandringham for a week, returning to London on the even ing of Jan.' $1, when he received a cop" of the findings of the New York Yacht club committee In their Investigation Into the charges mad by his lordship against the Defender. The Prlace of Wales, who soon after the Issuance of the pamnhlet by Lord Dunraven con taining his allegation against the De fender, expressed disapproval of the pamphlet, his royal highness consider ing the charges to be without proof, has counselled Lord Dunraven to abide by the findings. - His lordship has had fre quent consultations with Mr..01ennle, Sir Charles Uall and George R. Ask with, the lawyer who represented Lord Dunraven at the Inquiry in New York. He refuse to. consider the suggestion of making an apology, and In discussing the findings with hla friends, points to the failure to produce the plans of the Defender before the committee which made the Investigation as a serious omission aa Mr. Askwlth was prepared to cross-examine the witnesses called regarding the plans of the American yacht. Though Lord Dunraven has not yet definitely decided - to do so, he will probably make a statement of his po sition, which he will send to the New York Yacht club,, together with his resignation from . that organisation. His partnera In the ownership of the Valkyrie III, Messrs. Robinson and McCalmont, are Indifferent In regard to the matter, and are content to abide by whatever Lord Dunraven may de cide to do. Lord Dunraven is delivering political speeches In Scotland today and tomorrow, and Is also paying a visit to O. L. Watson,- the designer of the Valkyrie III, with whom he will con sult In reference to the statement It Is presumed he will make. MURDERED HIS FAMILY. A Terrible Crime Cesssaltled la kabarb of Chleage, , Chicago, Feb. 5 Richard Klattke. a Lake View carpenter, killed hla mother-in-law, hi wife, and three children last night, and then committed suicide. The bodies of the murdered person and the suicide were discovered early this morning in their little cottage at 207 Deraeau avenue,, two blocks from Cuy ler station, a suburb on the Chlcag aad Northwestern railroad. The dis covery was mad by Alathsw Brown, a saloonkeeper, who went to the cottage to employ Klattke to do some work. He rapped on tb door, but there was no response. Knowing that the Klattkes were early risers, he became suspicious, and Called the neighbors. The door of the house was then brokn In. Tb killing was done with a revolver. In each caae the bullet penetrated the brain, and death evidently was Instan taneous. Beside the body of Klattke lay a revolver and empty cartridge hell war scattered about the room. On peculiar feature was the lack of any indication of a struggle on the part of any of the victim, and a heavy odor which appeared to be that of chloro form pervaded the house. From this It was supposed that Klattke had chloroformed the members of the fami ly before be killed them. A detail of officer waa sent to the scene In a patrol wagon, and a careful examination was mad of the surroundings, which left no doubt tbat the murders were deliber ately planned and executed by Klattke. He had bean out of work sine Christ mas. The police and physicians reached the Conclusion that Klattke was mentally unsound and his act was the result of brooding over a recent similar erlm In this city. THE MANMXAFFAIK. lie Lea' Bffsrta to Seoare tellable News frost Cab Failed. Washington, Feb. 6. Minister Dupuy D Lome, when asked about the expul sion of Correspondent William F. Man nlx from Cuba, said: "Mannlx cam to consult Oeneral Baldasano, very wall Introduced as a newspaper man, last fall, and aaked assistance to go to Cuba to send relia ble .new to a syndicate of newspapers which had agreed to take his letter, but would not advance him money. Under guarantee that he would send unbiased reports, I authorised the consul general to pay his fare to Cuba. After Mannlx got there In November and December he wrote back announcing that he was trusted by the rebel and offered his services aa a spy to furrilsh tho consul general with confidential reports of In surgent plans. I Instructed the con sul general to decline the offer most emphatically, which be did,-as we had no need for American spies in Cuba. Mannlx Immediately began to send lies to the paper here and as they were published the authorities In Havana ex pelled htm aa they had a perfect right to do. In paying Mannlx's fare to Cuba it was not contemplated to influence his reports, as can be shown by his subsequent letters offering rebel Infor mation." Oold Withdrawals. - Washington, Feb. S.-jThe treasury ds partmcot today lisued a statement of the withdrawals of gold from January 6 to Feb. 5, 1KW. From this Is appears that the otal amount withdrawn for export aggregated t8.M4.133; not for export 87.34.. 645; total, lHi.2M.li7s. Murderer Respited. , Harrlsburg. Pa., Feb. . Governor Hastings today respited Kobcrt Mosby, a Washington county murderer, who was sentenced to be banned on Feb. 80, until April 22, In order that his case can be presented to the board of pardons. STATE S.VA1 SUOT& " Joseph Cregle and John Oable Were killed by a fall of coal In the Went End mine at Mocanaqua. The fire In Eagle Hill mine, near Potts Vllle, has been extinguished and the MO men will resume work in a short time. A fast freight on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed Into the caboose of a coal train at Rock port yesterday morn, tng, but the trainmen ail escaped Injury by Jumping. A whole mass of old reports and public documents, bound and unbound, which are stored In the senate loft at Harrlsburg wore stolen last week. It la supposed they have been sold to some Junk dealer. . I - ' ' SUBSTITUTE IS REPORTED Resolution to Recognize the Cuban Revolutionists Set Aside. THE DEVIL AND DEMOCRACY Mr. Vest Gives a Fanny Explanation of Sesretary Morton's Carver la the Department of agriculture Aa tausaal Event la the lloss. Washington, Feb. (.The concurrent resolution which the senate foreign af fairs relations committee reported last week requesting the president of the United States to use hla Influence with the government of Spain to recognise the Cuban revolutionist a belliger ents, waa practically set aside today by a substitute reported from th same committee by Mr. Morgan (Dem., Ala.) The substitute recognises a condition of public war in Cuba and declares that the United States shall maintain a strict neutrality betweon the contend ing power and shall accord to each all the rights of belligerents In the porta of the United States. The action of the committee In adopting the substi tute was unanimous with the exception of the vote of Mr. Cameron (Rep., Pa.) who still insisted that the congress it self recognize the belligerency of the Insurgents. The resolution 1 on the vice president's table and may be taken up tor aotlen tomorrow. Th Joint resolution directing the secretary of agriculture to earry into effect the provisions of the agricul tural appropriation for the currency fiscal year for the purchaae and distri bution of seeds and farmers bulletins, waa taken up and discussed during the morning hour. Mr. Vest (Dem., Mo.) mad one of hla characteristic speeches In support of the Joint resolution huld tng up secretary of the agriculture to ridicule in connection with the said question and with th Secretary's con demnation of the free silver movement. "The devil" Mr. Vest said, "bad owed the Democratic party a grudge and had paid it in a secretary of agric ulture who had put the party in an tagonism to the great agricultural In terest of the oountry which had been heretofore particularly close to the Democratic organisation." In conclu sion he gave a humorous description of Secretary Morton swinging his gold en censor filled with Incense at the executive and shouting "Holy, holy, art thou, oh, Grover; king of kings and lord of lord." Th Joint resolution went over without action and the rest of the day waa spent in the discussion of the resolution to distribute the ap propriation bills among the several oommltteea having charge of the sub ject matter. Th resolution did not reach a vet and th senate at $.05 p. m. adjourned till tomorrow. Senator Quay's resolution to recom mit to the finance committee th bouse tariff bill aad th committees free coinage substitute went ever until to morrow, the vice-president ruling tbat the Joint resolution aa t the distribu tion ef seed bad precedence. a lassosl treat. An unusual and what waa said to be an unprecedented event, occurred la the aeuae today. A general appropria tion (that for the District -of Colum bia) was defeated in a body containing lie majority upon the aid of th ma jority of th committee from which the bill was reported, by vol f 148 to U5. Th Mason for this defeat wa two-fold; the Democratic minority vot ed solidly against It, aided by these Republloans who opposed the insertion of any appropriation for secular and private charitable institution in the district. , This result was secured amidst th most exciting scenes that have been witnessed on th floor In this congress, aad apparently out of all proportion t th Importance aad magnitude of the matter Involved, but underneath the surface the feeling wa prevalent that the lafluenoe of th vote would be far reaching in the approaching political sen test. After a time the Republicans same together, upon a motion by Mr. Qrosvenor. (Itep., O.), to reconsider the vote and that wa don. Then th bill wa recommitted to the committee ou aiaiioprlatlon with Instructions to re vise the schedule of appropriation for charities. before that asdMcvi was a-lonted, Mr. Crisp, (Dem., Oa.), sarcastically con gratulated th Rru'lct lur.J'.-iy uix.ii it capacity and competency to do tht public busluek. asserting that' vhiNver might hav been th short cfc.iiTgs and failures of th Democm: upon th speaker wh;:i on ine ikor ha-1 often reminds! them they had never got Into auoh a state of Imt eciliiy that they could not frame and pass an' ordinary appropriation bill. Among the bills Introduced In the house today were th following: Mr. Low (Rep., N. Y.). authorising the secretary of th navy to construct at navy yards to have built by contract fifty first-class torpedo boats to cost not more than $178,000 each, and six torpedo gunboata and torpedo boat de stroyers to cost not more than $500,000 each. For this purpose the bill approi prlates 111,750,000. Mr. Klefer (Rep.. Minn.), authoris ing the secretary of war to recognize the organisations of the Sons of Veter an of th various states as a part of the military reserve of the United States. To Pravaat Prise Fight. In order to prevent the aeries of prii and bull fights advertised to be gin on th 14tb Inst., near El Paso, Texas, from being carried out In the adjoining territory of New Mexico, a bill waa passed, on motion of Mr. Catron (Rep., N. M.) forbidding price fights In any of the territories In the United States or District of Columbia, under penalty of from one to five year' Im prisonment. The house consideration of the report of the committee on waya and means recommending non-concurrence In th senate free coinage substitute for the bond bill paused by the house last De cember. Mr. Dlngley (Rep., Me.) chairman of the committee. pok for two hour and at the close of his re marks the house took a recess until $ o'clock, at which time the debate on th bill waa further continued. Seeeeeloa Indorsed. The debate on the free coinage sub stitute sent over by the senate was continued In the house In a night ses sion, beginning at 8 p. m. Mr. Pearson (Rep. N. C.) who avowed his faith that the Republican party would solve the financial question in a way to give the largest possible coinage of sliver, con sistent with the credit of the govern ment In the course of his remarks, he Indulged In a sneer at the expense of South Carolina for the part which she took In provoking the war of secession. This allusion angered M. Talbert (Dem., a C.) who declared In a great state of excitement that South Carolina was right in the position she then took. - "I am ashamed of any man who endorses secession or the motives which lay behind It" Mr. Pearson said. "I endorse It" Mr. Talbert exclaimed, "I endorse every word of secession." ' "It has been said," Mr. Pearson went on, "that If hell ever breaka loose In this country, It will break loose In South Carolina: and I believe It." The spectator In the gallery took aides in this angry altercation, ap plauding now the one and now the other combatant. Mr. Talbert had the last word, de claring that South Carolina never has been, whipped and never will be whipped. When the excitement subsided Mr. Pearson went on with hla speech. The house at 10.35 adjourned. DASTARDLY CRIME. Joslah Rlehelderfer and Ilia Housekeeper, Annie Tate. Ar Polaoned-Ceorg Bar ton, Saapeeted of th Crime. Disappears, Philadelphia, Feb. 6. A dastardly robbery and murder was brought to light this morning at 1506 Swain street. The house at this address is Inhabited by Joslah H. Rlehelderfer, aged 7$ years, an eccentric man. He had in his employ Miss Annie Tate as housekeep er and George Rarton. a young man, who acted as hla body servant. Yester day Barton poisoned the old man and the housekeeper, and while they were Buffering agonies from the dose, ran sacked the house and fled. The house keeper died this morning and Mr. Rleh elderfer Is In a serious condition. On Saturday Barton answered an adver tisement of Mr. Rlchelderfer's for a servant. Barton stated that he had recently come here from the weat and that he had a father and atepmother In Boaton. and an uncle In Freehold, N. J. Beyond this statement of Bar ten's, nothing Is known of him, never theless Mr. Rlehelderfer employed him. Yesterday at dinner Barton placed some poison, presumed to be arsenic. In the food partaken of by Miss Tate and Mr. Rlehelderfer. Both became seri ously sick after eating, but did not sus pect the cause. Barton attended the couple and gave some remedies which he said he had gotten. The last seen of blm waa about o'clock last night. After Buffering all night. Mr. Rlehelderfer this morning summoned help and some relatives of his who lived in the neighborhood came to the houae and procured physicians. Shortly after the arrival of the physi cian Miss Tat died, but Mr. Rlehel derfer, while still seriously sick, will probably recover. The symptom of Miss Tat and Mr. Rlehelderfer were those of arsenical poisoning, but this will not be positive ly known until the analysis being made ef the woman's stomach by a chemist, is completed. Barton secured only a gold and sliver watch, a chain, some money that Mr. Rlehelderfer had In the house, a diamond pin and a pair of opera glaases. Barton la a man of about 21 years of age, ahort, thick-set and with a smooth face. Miss Tat waa a native of Altoona, Pa., and her only known relative Is a alster named Mrs. Jennie Harrlsh, who lives In Hollldaysburg, Pa. 1X81BAXCE TROUBLES. Commissioner Lambert Orders the Arrest ef J. A. Hill of the lalversal Mutual Fire Company. Harrlsburg, Pa., Feb. 6. State Insur ance Commissioner Lambert tonight mad a statement relative to the result ef an inspection made ef the applica tion to the insurance department for the Incorporation of a mutual Insur ance company under the name of the Universal Mutual Fir Insurance com pany, of Philadelphia. Irregularities were charged In the affidavits of the subscribers that a number of the lat ter had withdrawn, but no notle was given the department to that effect. The result of the Inspection was an order from Commissioner Lambert for the arreat of J. A. Hult, secretary of the sompany, and other officers, which wa returnable Tuesday, Feb. 4. last. Th hearing was before Magistrate Jer mon, of Philadelphia. Hult failed to put In hi appearance and Is still a fugitive from Justice. It was shown the officers were innocent, and they were discharged. In the examination of th Milton Mutual Fire Insurance company, at Milton, Pa., the latter waa declared in solvent, and placed in the hand of a receiver, a re-Insurance policy for $1,000 was found among the property of the defunct company. It was by the Illi nois Central Mutual. The books showed that this policy had been negotiated by A. Ben Cochran, 417 Walnut street, Philadelphia, who waa general agent for the Milton for the United States. A no license had been taken out, in accordance with the law of the state. Cochran was arrested and waived a hearing for court before Magistrate Jer men, Philadelphia. MURDER 31YSTERY. 1. M. Loudon, of Allooaa, Dies from th Effect of Landsaam. St. Louis, Feb. 6. The coroner' In quest on th body ef D. M. Loudon, late of Altoona, Pa., who wa found dead Sunday In a Pin street boarding house wa beguntoday. The presence of some aarcotlc, probably laudanum waa found and the Inquest waa adjourned until to morrow when a brother of the deceased will arrive from Altoona, Pa. The po lice have done little to unravel the mystery, being satisfied to call it a natural death. Loudon waa a wealthy resident of Altoona. In a suburb called Bellwood lives a woman with whom he waa well acquainted. She an swers the description of the woman who passed In St. Loul aa hla wife, and the police of Altoona are at wcvk attempting to learn ff she has been away from home. She la married and baa several children. The family of Loudon say he was either murdered by the woman for his money or he took accidentally an over dose of laudanum and the woman in her fright fled but not until she had secured possession of his money and valuables. Allowing $100 a day for expenses for himself and the woman while in St. Louis, up to the time of his death she must have token $1,900. Hla watch waa taken but the chain re mained. Keur Per Cent en the blse. New York. Vb. 5.-Owlng to the news from Washington concerning the success of the new loan there was an advanco in United States 4 per cent, of Jftii at the Stock KxchanKe this afternoon n&n to llti'i,. The fours of 1907 rose from lti to ion-)., and the tlvesrom 111 to 112 bid. Catcher McUuire ! Metlre. - Niles. Mich., Feb. 5. James McQulre. the catcher of the Washington Kaso Bull club, has been converted at a religious revival at Allegan. He says that In all probability he will discontinue playing ball In the future. Data of LHvlsoa Encampment. Harrlsburg. Pa.. Feb. 5. Governor Hastincs and the military officer of the Nationul Uuard held a conference at the executive mansion today and decided to hold a division encampment on July la to 20, the location to be considered later. ' FOREIGN GOSSIP. Influensa Is prevailing throughout Spain, and it is especially severe In Madrid. King Alexander, of Hervla, has been betrothed to Princess Helene, daughter of the prince of Montenegro. The steamer Fuerst Bismarck, from New York, for an excursion cruise of the Mediterranean, baa arrived at Funchal. Madeira. King Prempeh, his mother and others, made prisoners when Ashantee was sur rendered, have been removed by the British government to Elmina, a fortllled town oa tb African gold coast. ANOTHER STEMS ASHORE Tne LomingtuB, from Gibraltar, Stranded on Long Island. HER POSITION IS VERY BAD Th British Steamer Loaded with Oraagea aad Onions Runs Ashore Near PatahogDe-Passengers aad Crew Ar Heseaed. New York, Feb. 5. During the thick weather and heavy sea laxt night, be tween 7 and 8 o'clock, the British fruit steamer Lamington ran ashore off Blue Point, on the Long Island coast, three miles east of the Lone Hill life saving atatlon nearly opposite Patchogue, fif teen miles east of Fire Island. She wa from Greece, via Valencia, and loaded with 928 cases of oranges, 200 casea of onlona, 5 ponies, and 1,000 case of cur rants. She had two passengers. Captain Duff, her commander. Imme diately signaled for help, with lights, rockets, and whistle. The life saving crew responded at once, under Captain Rourke, but found the sea too high and the tog too thick for them to accotn pltah anything beyond throwing a line over the stem. It waa estimated that the wind from th northeast waa not much less than twenty miles an hour. Captain Rourke therefore on being sig nalled by Captain Duff that there wa no immediate danger to either ahlp or crew, aa the vessel waa resting easily, but that he would like to have the life saving crew ready In case, of need, stood by until daylight. The other life saving crews did the same. The vessel lay easily, about a quarter of a mil from shore, until daylight. It wa found then that, although the wind had gone down very much, the sea waa still so high that the best way of taking the crew off would be by the breeches buoy. The high sea mad the rigging of th breeches buoy such a difficult matter that about four hours were consumed before It was ready for work. It waa learned that the shin carried two paaaengera and a crew of twenty-two men. The work of taking them oft waa ao alow that at 10.30 a. m. only four had been removed. The others got oft later. This work was don by the three crew, from Blue Point, Lone Hill, and Bellport, and waa watched by a num ber of persons who had come over early in the morning from Patchogue aad Bellport. many of them crossing the bay In skiffs. . Tags Scat to the Soene. The rescued men were taken to the life saving station and fed and given dry clothing. Telegrams were sent both to the Chapman and the Merrltt companies and tugs were at once dis patched. The vessel continued to lie easily, about in her former position, making no water. She Ilea very near the place where the Place, a schooner, foundered laat Feb. 8. during a aevere snow-storm, several ef her urw being frosen to death in the rigging before the Long Hall life savers, under Captain Baker, were able to reach the wreck. The vessel left Newport, England, on November 8 laat and then cruised about the Mediterranean ports. She then took a load of fruit at Valencia consigned to New Y-k parties. She encountered a slight storm In the Bay of Biscay. The laat soundings were made at four o'clock yesterday after noon, and It waa then reported that she waa in thirty fathoms of water. The Lamington 1 a schooner-rigged steamer built at Port Glasgow, Scot land, In 1881. She I $74.1 feet long. 37 feet beam, 33.8 feet deep, and register 1.308 ton net, 1,886 tons gross. Her owners are the 8. 8. Lamington Co. Simpson. 8 pence 4t Young ar the New York agent. Captain Rourke, of the Blue Point life saving station report: "Twenty men have been landed. Cap tain Duff and three of his officers re main on board the vessel. Captain Duff thinks that the steamer will get elf tonight." PLUNGE OF A LOG TRAIN. Oa Man Fell liaadred Feet with It sad Still Live. Wllllamsport, Pa. Feb. 5.-A log train on the Eddy Lick mountain road, which cennecta with the Beech Creek at Pan ther Run, became unmanageable in Tuesday's snowstorm and ran away down a precipitous grade. Engineer Dixon and Fireman Smith Jumped when they found the brake would not work, but Foreman John Barnett, afraid to Jump, remained on a truck loaded with logs until the train left th rails and plunged 100 feet down a ra vine. Instead of finding hla crushed body, a wa expected, the rescuer found Barnett still alive under the wreck. His head was hurt so badly, however, that he wll die. The engine and cars were smashed Into kindling weed. BATTLE AT WAWJUAR1. Cabaa Iasargsats Los Twist Two Mea la aa F.ogagemeat. (From a Stall Correspondent of tbe United Press.) Havana. Feb. $. An official report received here say an encounter has taken place at Manjuarl. a town near Matanxas, between a detachment of Spanish troops under Colonel Vicuna and bands of rebels commanded by in surgent Chief Cayito, Alvarez, Roqu. Amieva and other. The engagement lasted forty minutes. The Insurgents lost thirty-two killed. The Spanish loss waa two wounded. (Signed) J. FRANK CLARK. MURDERED BY HIGHWAYMAN. Beat Lereleb.a Pes Moiaea Peddler, Meets Death Near .Usosiag. Manning. Ia., Feb. 5. An unknown highwayman assassinated Ben Lerelch, of Les Moines, a peddler, near here, Saturday. A boy witnessed the crime, which occurred In the public highway. The highwayman waa searching his victim's body when scared away by an approaching wagon. SULTAN HINDERS RELIEF. Turkey Wants tbe Money for Armenians Intrasted to Them. London. Feb. 5. A dispatch from Con stantinople to the Chronicle says: "The Turkish officials continue to Impede the relief for the Armenians. "The officials want all the money In trusted to them. Several ladles' com mittees here are preparing clothing for uixtrlbiition through the American mis sionaries." - EARTHQUAKE IN CUBA. Terrow Stricken Popolae Hash Into tbs Street and Pray. Havana. Feb. 5. An earthquake ehork of an alarming nature waa ex perienced today at Santa Crux del Sur. Province of Puerto Principe. Houses rocked and furniture was thrown about, causing the people of the city and vicinity to run In terror Into the streets and fall on their knees in prayer for mercy. Y'S New pring Goods; We have now on sale the most elegant stock of Emlbroitales aid Laces we have ever shown. Our Une of Wash Brcss Goods ,. ' is up to date and com prises FrcECii Organdies. . French and American Rcjane BitiiUcs, ' Scotch and Irish Bimitics Royal Crcmyl Stripes; . ; Chantilly Lace Stripes, : Jaconet Buchesse.- ' Scotch Ginghams, White aid Colored French Pipes, . French Galateas, ' with all overs and trim mlngs to match. and full stock of Staple White Goods. 510 and 512 LACKAWANNA AVENUE Our goc School Shoes Are Trade -Benders Our Winter Shoes must go. You need the Shoes; we need the room. LEWIS,REILLY & B AV1ES lit ABO U WTOMINO AVI. WEKCHEL THE JEWELER WISHES EVERTBODX Happy New Great reductions in prices before taking Inventory in ... 403 Spruce St. Near Dime Bank. WEATHER REPORT. For eastern Pennsylvanis, rain; north, easterly winds increasing In force. New Terk, Feb. (. Herald'a weather forecast: In tbe Middle states and New England today cloudy weather will pr vail, with sli3ht temperature cbanfe and rain; possibly turning" to snow ta tb northern districts, and fresh brisk nortbeeeterly and easterly winds tarea Ing to dangerous sales between tb suit siream and the cnawts as the southern cy clone meres to the northeastward" near Hatterai. On Friday in both of these section cloudy to partly cloudy weather will pre. vail, preceded by rata or snow, with slight temperature changes and anrou gale on the coasts followed In the interior M this section by clearing. 1 ".