The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 07, 1896, Image 1

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the; only republican daily; in lackavvanna: county.
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New and
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And they'll be much worn during
the early Spring.
Dress Skirts
Hnv come to stay for a season at
leant, 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 '9C will be the great
est separate Skirt .and Waist sea
son on record. Where one was sold
last year three will be sold this
year - y
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 mad up especially for pres
ent wear, believing that many of
our lady patrons will welcome them
as timely and appropriate flrst-of-the-season
Their Cost
Is Moderate
All of these Skirts are from five to
sis 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 Skirts $1.49
Figured Crepon Skirts 2.50
7de Wale Diagonal Skirts 8.T3
L.w Mohair Skirts 6.00
Vufted Cheviot Skirts 0.00
Tufted Cheviot Skirts, extra heavy. $6.50
611k and Mohair Skirts (feather
weight) I8.S0
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
Of Comrse
We've got the Waists as well.
Hi-id ges and Buildings Are Destroyed
t Strouasburg.
Traffic oa the D-. L. 4 W. Is Delayed
by a Washout at llridgevllls An Iran
Bridge oa the Wilkes-Barrs
and Easter Qmi Down.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Stroudsiburg, Feb. 6. The heavy
rains that have prevailed here have
caused considerable damage and still
greater destruction Is fenred.The Iron
bridge on the line of the New York,
Susquchunna and Western railroad hus
been washed away. A number of
outbuildings and sheds of the Strouds
burg woolen mill have been destroyed
and damaged, and gangs are busily em
ployed hauling wool from a large build
ing whtch Is in danger and which has
about $40,000 worth of material In it.
The upper and lower ends of the
town are flooded and several families
were rescued from their homes In
boats, the streets being raging torrents.
The creeks are still rising and the iron
foot bridge Is guarded by police who
allow no one to cighs, as It is unsafe.
A washout at BrldKevllle on the line
of the Delaware. Lackawanna and
Western railroad, delayed traffic on
that line for about seven hours, and a
landslide at Forge cut. a few miles be
low here, caused considerable damage.
It Is still raining heavily and the water
from the Pocono mountains has not
yet arrived, but when the water reaches
here no doubt the damage will be ex
ceedingly great.
An Iron bridge on the Wilkes-Burre
and Eastern railroad, about two miles
above here, was partially washed away,
about thirty feet disappearing In the
raging: torrent. Traffic will be delayed
on this line Indefinitely. M. K. S.
The Uottle and Stopper Works Threatened-Livery
Stable Moistened.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Hawley, Pa., Feb. 6. The ice In the
Middle creek and I.ackawaxen river
came down this afternoon and dammed
up in the eddy at this place. It was
thought at one time that the plant of
the bottle stopper works, owned by
Langan Bros., was In great danger.
At Blalsden's livery stable it was
necessary to move out the wagons,
horses and other stock in the barns,
owing to the high water.
About 5 o'clock In the afternoon the
Ice gave way and passed out quietly
and no great damage resulted.
A. II. V.
Great Darasie to Property at,
Allentown and Elsewhere.
Bethlehem, Pa., Feb. 6. Monocary
creek has overflowed Its banks from
the slate regions to Its outlet 'here and
wrought damage which cannot be esti
mated tonight. The wires are down
and all communication with the slate
regions Is cut off and a report that
there was a cloud burst at Wind Gap,
twenty miles from here, cannot be
verified. The tracks of the Lehigh and
Lackawanna railroad parallel the
creek and have been washed at many
places. Bridges here and at Baylors
burg and Hath have been torn away.
All t raffle has been at a standstill since
10 o'clock this morning. Here, where
the creek empties into the Lehigh,
Vineyard and Canal streets arc inun
dated. I'pwards of 200 families have either
deserted their homes or have taken
refuge on the second floors. These
thoroughfares were flooded in ten min
utes and nothing could be saved from
cellars or first Moors. The occupants
are most nil of the ;oorest class and
the loss will fall heavily on them. Bo
far as is known no lives have been
After rising to the height of twelve
feet above low water mark In four
hours, and bucking water into Monoc
acy creek, the Lehigh river began fall
ing at o'clock tonight and put an
end to all the fears and apprehensions
of a further loss of property. Both
streams have begun to fall at the rate
of half a foot u" hour and no further
damage Ih expected. The damage will
amount to many thousands of dollars.
At tsttnn and Allentown.
Easton. Pa.. Feb. 6. Owing to the
heavy rains the rivers In this vicinity
are overflowing their banks and caus
ing lots of damage. The Hushkill val
ley is Inundated, .' and several dams
have burst. 1. O. Mice's slaughter
house at this place was washed away,
carrying wlih t quantities of lard and
smoked meats.
At Hang this county, Martin's
creek, which runs through the town,
has risen and covered the bridges, cut
ting off trnvel in the town. The bridges
are expected to fall. Railroad traffic in
the slate regions has been abandoned.
Allentown, Pa.. Feb. 6, Rain and
melting Ice and snow caused a Hood
here today so sudden and strong as to
do considerable damage. A large num
lier of industries, including a wire mill,
woolen mill, furniture factories, foun
dries, paint mill, silk mill and bottling
establishment, were compelled to shut
down this afternoon on account of their
basements and lower floors being flood
ed. Some of the streets and trolley car
routes are so deeply under water as to
be useless. If the water rises much
higher the city will be without electric
lights and power for the trolley cars.
In one foundry all the moulds made for
the afternoon's casting were destroyed.
The Lehigh - river was rising this
evening nt the rate of a foot an hour,
and, as rain Is still falling and much
Ice coming down stream, the worst Is
not yet over.
Along the Janlats.
Newport, Perry County. Pa., Feb. 6.
It has rained heavily for twelve
hours. The Juniata river Is twelve
feet above low water mark and Is ris
ing at the rate of a foot an hour. Cel
lars that have had nu water In them
since the flood -of 1889 are now inun
dated. .
The trestle under the Iron bridge, at
Second, street, across Buffalo creek,
has been carried away. N
Storm at Phllad.tphla-Th. B. O.
Station lronsd Out.
Philadelphia, Feb. . The cyclonic
wind and accompanying rain storm
which struck thin .section today, left
Its mark behind It In Philadelphia In
the shape of swollen streams and dis
mantled buildings. With the twenty
four hours ending at. 8 o'clock tonight,
3.68 Inches of rain fell In Philadelphia,
and at one time the barometer sank
to 28.66, the lowest ever recorded by
the weather bureau In this city. The
greatest velocity by the wind was forty
miles an hour. The Delaware river
overflowed Its banks and the river
front streets In both this city and Cam
den, N. J., were submerged, and much
damage was done to property and
warehouses along the river front The
Schuylkill river also overflowed Its
banks and In Falrmount Park the river
front drives were badly washed out in
many places and two bridges spanning
small streams were carried away.
The station of the Baltimore , and
Ohio railroad, fronting on the Schuyl
kill river, was drowned out, as It has
been before, by four feet of water over
its tracks, and train service from the
station was abandoned. The company
sent its trains south over the tracks of
the Pennsylvania railroad. -
Testimony Is Taken Retarding the
Grounding of the Big Ltnsr oa the
Beash at Long Branch.
New York. Feb. 6. The investiga
tion as to the cause of the running
ashore of the steamship St. Paul was
commenced today. Captain Jamison
testified that he had commanded At
lantic steamships for several years and
had never met with a serious accident
before. He described the last trip of
the St. Paul from the time she left
Southampton on January 18 until she
at l anded on the New Jersey coast, at
1.47 o'clock on the morning of January
"The StPnul and theCampanla,"Cap
talu Jamison stated, "were In view of
each other until 8.20 on the night of
January 24; when the fog settled down.
The vessels separated then and after
that he did not hear the Campania's
steam whistle. The polar star observa
tion taken at 6.'.' o'clock on that even
ing was satisfactory. At midnight,
January 24. Captain Jamison figured
that the St. Paul was about thirty-five
miles east of Sandy Hook. At that
time he was on the bridge and the crew
at their posts. There were special
watchers at the bow and a lookout In
the "crow's nest." No effort was made
to signal for a pilot. At midnight deep
sea sounding was mude and twenty
four fathoms of water reported.- At
that time the St. Paul was In the
neighborhood of Fire Islund and about
twenty minutes later the vessel's speed
was reduced from sixteen to six and one
half knots an hour, her course being
set west.. The St. Paul was stopped
and sounding, by hand line taken at
12.45 a. m., January 25. A soft bottom
and twenty-two fathoms, of water were
reported. Cuptain Jamison, according
to his reckoning, expected to find a
sandy botton and sixteen fathoms of
water at this point and he then be
came aware that he was ahead of his
course fifteen or sixteen miles and that
Instead of being off the shore of Long
Island he was approaching the High
lands of Naveslnk. The course was
changed three minutes later to suit the
new position and the vessel's speed was
still further checked. A stop was made
and soundings taken 1.14 a. m., and
seventeen fathoms were reported.
Captain Jamison said he prepared to
drop anchor when 14 fathoms was
called, and the vessel was sent ahead
slowly for a mile and a half. Then an
other stop was made at 1.37 a. m. and
soundings taken. Seventeen fathoms
were again reported and, as the tide
was at that time high, 18 fathoms were
recorded in the log book. The captain
concluding thuUhe was six or seven
miles from the shore of the Highlands
decided to go still further In. He pro
ceeded to do so and at 1.47 the St. Paul
struck. Then he discovered that the
vessel was off the iron pier at Long
Branch, eight, or nine miles south of
where he had believed her to be. reck
oning the change of position at mid
night to have been correct. He had
thought after midnight that the 22
fathoms of water found was at the In
shore end of the muddy channel, but as
It turned out it must have been the off
shore end.
The passengers were sleeping, the
captain said, when the St. Paul struck
and there was no confusion. They
thought the vessel was In port when
they were awakened.
Captain Jamison was questioned re
garding the electrical appliances on the
vessel, his opinion of the patent lug
and the apparatus for taking soundings
while proceeding at a rapid speed. He
stated that ho had always found them
to be correct but said that sea weed
was liable to Interfere with their work
ings. Observations of several stars
were usually taken, but when the re
ports varied he did not take them Into
consideration. The twilight observa
tions of the polar star on January 24
were borne out by observations of
other stars. This was 115 miles to the
east of where the St. Paul struck.
This closed the hearing for the day,
and It will not be resumed, probably,
until the return of the other members
of the shin's crew, who are now mak
ing a trip on the steamship St. Louis.
The Storm Is a Setback for ths Grounded
Patchogue, Fob. 6. The two-masted
British steamer, lamlngton, which
went ashore during the fog on Tuesday
night on the outer bur off this village,
was still aground today. The wreckers
on account of the storm, ceased their
efforts. The storm Is from the wrong
direction to float the vessel. Her car
go of fruit has not been removed.
She Is refKirted to be In sever) feet of
sand. She lies about 173 yards from
shore. The captain and crew of the
Vessel are still near her.
Didn't Oct Out of Wisconsin on Their
Hunt for "Apache Kid."
Oconomowoe. Wis., Feb. 6. Fred So
lle and Otto Behrend. two of the trio of
Oconomowoe lads who started last Sat
urday for the wild west, armed with
revolvers and 40, to capture "Apache
Kid." of Arizona, and thereby earn a
reward of $10,000. are reported by the
authorities of Burlington. Wis., - as
being in that city today, penniless and
They are each aged 14.
Beginning of the Trisls of the Distorters
of Peace st Johannesburg.
Johannesburg, Feb. 6. The trial of
the members of the reform committee
began yesterday with the formal evi
dence of the mining commissioner.
He testified that the men held the
town with the avowed Intention of op
posing the government of the Trans
vaal. Qnnv for President.
Media, Pa., Feb. 6. Thomas V. Cooper,
ex-collector of the Philadelphia port, ex
state chairman and ex-senator, came out
today In an article In his newspaper, the
American, for I'nlted States Senator Quay
for president.
Charles S. Snyder, a merchant at Oley
Llney, Berks county,, hanged himself.
While chopping wood at Indlnntown
Oap, Cambria county, Lincoln Fitting saw
a big wildcat.
Luserne had 102 prisoners In the East
ern penitentiary In M9T, and they cost
the county S4.OU0.
The rope with which John Brown, of
Bangor, hanged himself in . Easton jail
broke, thus saving his life.
Chief Topics for Talk la the Senite
nd Hoase.
Scheme to tieeure Recognition for Silver
la Foreign Leads-Turpi F.ton
Election of Senators by Di
rect Vote ef the People.
Washington, Feb. 6. The matter of
greatest public concern in connection
with the proceedings of the senate,
when It met today was the disposition
to be made of the resolution offered
by Mr. Quay, (Hep., Pa.), last Tuesday
to recommit the house tariff bill, with
the free coinage substitute, to the
finance committee with instructions to
report them back as separate proposi
tions. The resolution came up after
the routine morning business and was
modified by Mr. Quay by striking out
the phrase as to Instructions and In
serting in lieu of it the words "for
further consideration."
Mr. Quay also, in order to accommo
date senators who desired to proceed
with other business, proposed that the
resolution He over Monday next after
the morning business. Mr. Sherman,
(Hep.. O.), could not see the necessity
of delay, and proposed Immediate ac
tion upon It, but an objection was In
terposed by Mr. Hill. (Idem., N. Y ).
and Mr. Quay's proposition was agreed
to the resolution going over till Mon
day next.
Mr. Morgan's Resolution.
Later on In the day Mr. Morgan,
(Dem.. Ala.), gave notice of an am Vd
ment to the resolution, the point of
which is that countries which will by
law make United States silver full
legal tender money in payment of
customs and of goods imported to this
country, shall have a deduction of 10
per cent, allowed In United States cus
tom duties on such goods if Imported
In United States vessels' or In vessels
belonging to that country.
Resolutions of Inquiry were offered
and agreed to In relation to .the bond
bids opened yesterday at the treasury
and In relation to discrimination
against American cattle meat and oth
er agricultural products by the gov
ernments of Germany, France. Bel
glum and Denmark. A Bpeech was
made by Mr. Turple. Dem., Ind.). In
favor of a constitutional amendment
to have United States senators elected
directly by the people of the several
states. ... ,
The remainder of the day s session
was given to the consideration of the
resolution offered by Mr. Dubois, (Rep.,
Idu ), for the distribution of the general
appropriation bills. The matter went
over without final action.
Coinage Talk in the House.
Today's session of the house was de
voted exclusively to the further con
sideration of the bond bill and the sen
ate's free coinage substitute therefor.
The features of the day's proceedings
were the arguments of Mr. Johnson
(Rep., N. D.) against free coinage and
by Mr. Johnson (Hep.. Cal.) In favor of
It. Entirely unlike 4n manner TSbth htld
the undivided attention of the house
for an hour on each side of the ques
tion of free coinage of silver. In the
course of the California member's
speech there was a manifestation of
the feeling between the factions of the
party, Mr. Johnson remarking with
much emphasis that If there was to
be war, speaking for one of them, the
silver Republicans were ready at any
The debate In favor of the senate
substitute was opposed by Mr. Wheeler
of Alabama, a member of the commit
tee on ways and means who replied to
Mr. Dingley's speech of yesterday. He
asserted that every allegation of Mr.
Dingley's upon which he based his ar
gument for the gold standard was fala
clous and unsupported by facts. He
took each statement of Mr. Dingley's
in. detail and made, a plausible argu
ment in favor of silver coinage.
Other sneakers were C. W. Stone
(Rep., Pa.) Settle (Rep., N. C.) and
Brewster (Rep., N. Y.) against free
coinage and McRae (Dem., Ark.) in
favor of it.
At 5 o'clock the house took a recess
until 7.20 p. m. and will meet again at
lO.JOtomorrow morning In continuation
of today's legislative session to con
tinue the debate on the bill. It was
the understanding when the house sep
arated this afternoon that general de
bate would continue throughout the
rest of the week and next Monday and
that the five-minute rule should pre
Assistant Sseretsry Hopes to Announce
Bidders Today.
Washington, Feb. 6. By working day
and night with expert accountants.
Assistant Secretary Curtis hopes to be
able to announce tomorrow the names
of those who were the successful bid
ders at the bond opening on Wednes
day. The treasury has already In hand
ready for delivery $40,000,000 registered
bonds and $22,000,000 coupon bunds.
Bonds of the latter character, princi
pally of $1,000 denominations are be
ing printed and delivered at the treas
ury at the lute of $2,000,000 a day.
Women. However, Conduct Most of Port
Austin's Business
Port Austin. Mich., Feb. 6. Port Aus
tin comes forward w.'th the claim of
being the champion new woman town
of the state. Miss Nellie Curtrlght is
cashier and manager of Horace O.
Snover's bank, while Miss Laura Adam
son holds an equally responsible posi
tion in the Hall bank. Then there's
M. M. Buttars. who runs the famous
summer resort hotel and a store at the
same time.
Maud Kelly practically runs the post
office, as assistant postmistress. The
Ryan house Is under the management
of Miss Maggie Ryan. Dr. Sarah A.
Cole practices medicine. There Is hard
ly a firm in town which does not em
ploy a woman bookkeeper. As yet the
political offices are In the hands of
nien' -
But Csssdlans Will Be Glsd to Maintain
Peace with I nolo Sam.
Ottawa, Qnt., Feb. C The Dominion
parliament today adopted a resolution
Introduced by Mr. McNeil, assuring
Oreut Britain of Canada's unalterable
loyalty to her majesty's government,
and declaring that should occasion
arise no more substantial sacrifices
would be made by any other colony
than Canada In defense of the empire.
The' resolution closes by reiterating
the desire of the people of Canada to
maintain friendly relations with the
United States.
In speaking of his motion Mr. Mc
Neil said that In the United States the
idea appears to prevail that the people
of Canada are only desirous of seising
the first opportunity to change their al
legiance from the crown of England to
the republic of the United States. let
this respect the views of the Canadian
people were entirely misapprehended.-
All Canada wanted was to be let
alone, but in event of emergency she
had at her back an army and navy
that was the admiration of the world
It would be culpable negligence on the
part of Canada to Ignore the fact that
there Is a rowdy and irresponsible ele
ment In the United States which might
give Canada trouble.
Mr. Davles said that as regards the
United States It became Canadians s
to deport themselves that there should
be no Just ground for complaint given
the neighbors to the south that peace
and friendly relations might be main
tained. Sir Richard Cartwrlght pointed out
n,at under a very slight pretext the
friendly relations between tireat Brit
ain and the United States may have
stood In serious dunger had the recent
message of President Cleveland been
received In England as It was delivered.
The most satisfactory result of Presi
dent Cleveland's message was that it
was likely to pave the way to a per
manent peace footing.
Canada at the present moment was
one of the weakest spots in the British
empire, and for that reason too much
consideration could not be given to the
continuance of the friendly relations
between Canada and the United States.
The Feature May Be Palled Off Bo f ore the
President Uss Time to Sign the Bill.
Kl Paso Tex., Feb. fl.-The action of
congress In passing Delegate Cntron's
1)111 preventing prize fighting In the
territories, hus somewhat dampened
the ardor of those connected with the
enterprise, yet it is probable the star
feature of the carnival will be pulled
off tomorrow morning before President
Cleveland affixes his signature to the
measure. That the nassage of the bill
by the house had struck consternation
to the managers of the carnival was
apparent this morning, when contrac
tors for the platform were rushing
around hunting carpenters to complete
their part of the work. It was soon
learned that It had been decided to
pull off the Maher-Fltzsimmons fight
tomorrow morning before the president
signs the bill, If it should pass the sen
ate. Julian and Stuart held a pro
tracted consultation at which Fltzslm
mons was an attentive listener. Muher
was telephoned at Las Gruces. and ev
erything to be agreed upon, but when
word came that the senate had taken
the expected action and passed the bill
promptly. It, seemed to dampen their
ardor. It appeared to the outsiders
that Malier had become frightened lest
the president should sign the bill and It
become a law so early tomorrow as to
make the fighters subject to penalty.
The Irish fighter has not yet come In.
Everything Isactlvity tonlghtand while
Stuart is riving out that the pro
gramme will be carried out ns adver
tised, it Is plain that he Is not sure of
his ground and that he believes the
bill passed by congress cuts off the
only sure locality where the fight could
be pulled off and the participants es
cape with a light fine. It is reported
that favorable telegrams were received
from Mexico this afternoon, but those
opposing the fight are confidant of their
ground that the battle never will take
place oh' Mexican soil. It is reported
tonight that Fitzsinimons - has been
notified that he could not train longer
In Mexico. The report comes from re
liable sources, and it is thought the
Australian will have to hunt new quar
ters if further training Is necessnry.
A prominent sporting man was heard
tonight to say he believes the whole
thing was off. Word was received
from Las Cruces tonight would indi
cate that Maher ls perfectly quiet.
Introduces Me F.vldence In the Trials of
Pittsburg Officials.
Pltst'.'rg, Feb. B. The trial of ex
City Attorney W. C. Moreland and W.
H. House, his assistant, for jointly con
tracting with the Tradesmen's Na
tional bank to receive interest on pub
lic funds, and receiving it, was con
cluded before Judge E. H. Stowe today
with the exception of the charge of the
court. This will be delivered tomorrow
morning and a verdict may be expected
shortly after.
Cashier Wardrop, of the Tradesmen's
bank, from whom so much was ex
pected, was able to produce only three
checks which had passed through his
hands In payment of interest on W. C.
Moreland's account.
The prosecution did not fully estab
lish th existence of a contract to pay
Interest to the ex-city attorney on
money deposited. This point Is believed
most vital to the prosecution, notwith
standing evidence was submitted es
tablishing the fact of thirteen different
payments of In rest on Morclnnd's de
posits between December 31, 1S91, and
December 28, 1X94. Three per cent,
was paid on the balances, the payments
ranging from $300 to $000.
The defense, evidently satisfied with
the situation. Introduced no evidence.
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Povern -Stricken Pegga Expect to Be
Wealthy in the Year of 1897.
Niles, Mich.. Feb. 6. Aloy and Riley
H. Pegg, living at Colons, are Indulg
ing In u golden dream, which they are
confident will soon materialize. In
1897. upon the expiration of a ninety-nine-year
lease, they expect to come
Into nossesison of a large portion of
$6(1.000.000 worth of property located In
the heart of the city of Philadelphia.
The tenants have advertised for the
heirs, now scattered all over the United
States, with a view to bringing about
a renewal of the lease or purchase of
the valuuble property. The Pegg fam
ilies are on the verge of poverty, but
have steadfastly refused many tempt
ing offers of capitalists to part with
their claims.
tacky Discovert of a Hungry Man Look
ing fore Mesl.
Butte. Mont., Feb. 6. A rich' gold
discovery Is reported from Flint Creek,
in the Georgetown district. Nine weeks
ngo Sam Snyder, a destitute and hun
gry Butte prospector, trailed a deer
over the hills, and accidentally discov
ered u fabulously rich ledge, which he
has been working since alone and In
secret. He came to town a few days
ago with thousands of dollurs' worth
of gold, and the reports of men who
have since inspected the property say
that Snyder has $1,000,000 in sight, al
though his prospect hole is only about
ten feet deep. The vein Is only eight
Inches wide so far as developed, but is
yellow with virgin gold.
The report has caused a stampede
Into the new district.
Losses by Fire.
Philadelphia, Feb. 6. It was discovered
today that the loss to the UvptlFt Publi
cation society, by reason ot Sunday's tire,
Is nt least J1M.0UO greater than was at tlrst
supposed, by reatfon of the Iohh or about
20.000 engravings and thousands of steel
plates and wood cuts which were found
today In one of the vaults ruined by
KMn Murder Trial.
West Chester. Pa., Feb. 6.-The Jury In
the Elvln murder ruse retired ut 1 o'clock
this afternoon. Judge Waddell's charge
was short and was against a verdict of
murder In the first dtgree. .
Terrible Pate of Lot of Bridge
Builders at Bristol.
While Repairing a Weak Struetur
the Bridge Gives Way Narrow
Escape af a Passenger Traia oa
the New England Mosd.
Hartford, Conn.. Feb. 6. This even
ing a passenger train on the New Eng
land road had a narrow escae from
wreck on the bridge between Bristol
and Forestville, twenty miles west of
here. The bridge began to sink but
the train was pulled across. A wreck
ing party was then sent out and began
to build a new bridge. About 9 o'clock
tonight When the men were at work
the whole thing went away.
Between thirty and forty workmen
went down into the Pequatuck river
and thirty-six were drowned. Wreck
ing train from Hartford left here at
10.30 for the scene of the disaster.
First Eleetrie Motor Tamed Oat by the
Baldwin Works.
Pittsburg. Pa.. Feb. 6. The first
electric locomotive built on the West
inghouse system at the Baldwin Loco
motive works. Philadelphia, arrived
here today. This is the first product
resulting from the coalition of Wcst
inghouse and Baldwin Interests, and ia
of a type that Ib expected to work a.
revolution In railway travel. It will
be used for heavy hauling in the yards
at East Pittsburg.
It Is the slse of a common box car,
being $0 feet long. It Is built entirely
of steel, and Is mounted upon eight
wheels, 42 Inches in diameter. It will be
geared for 800 horse power, but can
be made to pull 1,600 horse power. At
the former power the new locomotive
can draw a loaded freight train forty
miles an hour, and at the latter power
eighty miles. It Is operated by one
man, in a way similar to the common
trolley. Either an overhead or under
ground wire can be used. The cost
is equal to that of a steam locomotive,
and the weight of this first one is
sixty tons.
Giles Says lie Is Sane and Asks to Have
Uesth Penalty Inflicted.
Lincoln, 111., Feb. 6. In the circuit
court Monday afternoon counsel for
John L. Giles, convicted Friday for the
murder of Lewis McAfee and .given
seventeen years in the penitentiary,
in termed the court that on Saturday
morning the convicted man had con
fessed' that he had killed McAfee In a
revelation from the Creator. In the
afternoon, following his confession to
the court, his sentence and the notice
of the judge that a death verdict would
not have been set aside, Giles asked to
be hung.
He admitted that he had robbed
wherever he traveled to satisfy his
wants, and had contemplated the kill
ing of other farmers In the vicinity of
this place. He claims to be sane now
and all the time, except Imbued with
the spirit of his mission to change the
conditions of society.
Chrlstisn Hosiers Agltsted Over the Con
duct of a Dakota Farmer.
Elk Point. S. D.. Feb. 6. The Chris
tian Science colony at Elk Point is en
gaged In a curious quarrel concerning
the right of their healers to demand
compensation for alleged cures. J. B.
Schreyer, over whose case the difficulty
arose, a farmer north of town. Is not a
believer In the doctrlnn, but his wife,
when he fell sick with fever, arranged
with a neighboring Christian healer to
give him treatment without his know
ledge, the doctor requiring no faith on
the part of the patient.
Strange to relate the farmer ' recov
ered, and, though a physician had at
tended Schreyer, the Christian scien
tist took full credit for the cure and
presented a bill for his services.
Schreyer refused to settle, and the
healer threatened to take the matter
Into the courts. The affair is the sen
sation of the little community.
Supreme Court Justice Grant Convinsed
It Hoes Not Prohibit.
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 6. Justice C.
B. Giant, ot the supreme court, who
has made frequent addresses through
out the state on the enforcement of the
laws, especially the liquor laws, took
a firm stand against prohibition and
local option in an address at St Paul's
Episcopal church Sunday night. Ho
urged the enforcement of existing
laws, opposed prohibition on the
ground that it engendered fraud, de
ceit and bribery, and fails to accom
plish the ends Its honest promoters
wish it to.
Justice Orant spent several weeks In
Maine last summer, and while there
became convinced from personal ob
servation that prohibition docs not
prohibit by a good deal.
Prize Fighting Bill Passed.
Washington, Feb. . The bill to prevent
prize fighting in the territories, which
wus pushed by the senate to-' (Without
dlvslon, wus .that passr .ercUy by
the house. It now Boes.fie president.
M. StollofT, the Hulgarlan prime min
ister at 'ontaiillnoile. will have a confer
ence' with the Sultan today and will re-
uurtl the sultan to recognise prince ! tr. J as the ruler of Bulgaria.
Justin McCarthy has written to the sec.
retary of the Anti-Parnclllte party stat
ing that the reasons which have led him
to deride to resign the leadership are of a
purely personal churacter. He will re
tain his seat in parliament.
Adjutant Martin Howe, of the Soldiers'
nnd Sailors' Home, at Grand Islund,
Mich., has been dismissed for mismanage.
B. D. Mills, of Lincoln. Neb.. Dresldent
of the defunct State bank, of Republican
City. Neb., has been arrested for em
Judge Sueer. of the L'nlted States court.
at Macon. Oa., has refused a new trial to
Mrs. Nouml under sentence or death tor
murdering her husband.
The schooner Compeer has arrived at
Ssu FrunKinco. with the crew of the Brit
ish ship Nine v:ih. who were picked up at
sea after deserting the ship, which was
Brown Bros. & Co.. of New York, trens
urers of I he National Armenian KiisV'f
fund, announce the reiatlpt of tJ.4l.;!3 from
Brown Kros. & Co.. of lioston. nnd Cl.524.11
from the same Arm in Philadelphia, which,
together with olher contributions, make
the total fund now $:!7,9!9,9ti.
One hand that shook Sullivan's has
taken to stealing. Henry Hesih, of Chi
cago, a morphine fiend, yesterday conclud
ed to steal something which he could con
vert into moruhine. He snatched a nslr
of opera glusses and was- arrested. An
item in m memorandum book read:
Tuesday, Dec. 10. 1695. Met John L. Sulli
t John L. g
van and shook hands with him.
Spring Goods
We have now on sale
the most elegant stock of
Emlbroifeics and
we have ever shown.'
Our line of
Wasl Mess Goods
is up to date and com;
Frcicl Organllcs,
Sotdi aid IM Bimitlcs
Royal Crcmy'l Stripes,
Qiaitilly Lace Stripes. .
Scotch Giigbams.
with all overs and trim
mings to match
Persian tawis,
and lull stock of
White Goods.
510 and 512
Oar gOC
School Shoes
Our Winter Shoes must
go. You need tbe Shoes;
we need the room.
Great reductions in
prices before taking
inventory in ... .
mi Silverware.
408 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
Shoemaker's Snhride.
Pottstown. Feb. C Isac 11. Blelm.
young man of this place, committed sul
clde last night by putting two two bullet,
through his heart. Ueceased was a shoe
maker by trade, and was unmarried. He
retired to his room at the usual hour,
and when hlw brother came In he no
ticed a light in Isaac's room. He entered
ami found his brother lying dead on the
No Trial for "Hat.'
Troy. N. T.. Feb. 6. A special dispatch
from Schoharie to the Troy Press that
Justice Mayham this afternoon rendered
a tleclsiun denying tne application ter a
new trial for Bartholomew Shwe..
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair and Cold
er; brisk northwesterly wind..
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