The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 08, 1896, Image 1
'v ; ... V , .'.".V'-V-f- - THE ONLY; REPUBLICAN DAILY; IN LACK A WAN N A COUNTY. TWELVE PAGES 84 COLUMNS. SCHANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 189. TWO CENTS. A CO PY. - . y ... The New an Correct IN -CUT, AND STYLE And they'll be much worn during the early Spring Separate Dress Skirts Have come to stay for a season at least, and as usual, we're just a little ahead of the procession, and Dhow now what others will ask you to look at a little later on. Consult any authority on current fashion, and they'll toll you that the Spring and Summer of '06 will be the great est separate Skirt and Waist sea Bon on record. Where one was sold last year three will he sold tMs year. 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 garments. Their Cost Is Moderate All of these Skirts are from Ave to six yards wide. They are lined throughout and finished In the best possible manner. The higher grades have the new and popular 'Itustle" 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 2.60 Wide Wale Dlagonul Skirts. ...... 3.75 New Mohair Skirts....! 5.00 Tufted Cheviot Skirts fi.oo Tufted Cheviot Skirts, extra heavy. S6.S0 Silk and Mohair Skirts (feather weight) J8.C0 Finest Xew Crepon Skirts..... $9.50 Novelties In figure and stripe effects. These give but a hint at what to ex pect, but there's tots more to select from Of Course We've cot the Waists as well O'.L 0 B E TUT TALKED TREASON House Becomes Agitated Over Re' marks of i Fiery Southerner. A SMALL MATTE K MAGNIFIED Business of the Session at a Standstill on Account of a Speech-Mr. Fry Chosen President Pro Tem pore of the Senate. Washington, Feb. 7. The ' charge upon the floor or the house today that words Ulterea oy a memuer were ireii sonable and seditious and in violation of his oath, precipitated the most ex citing and turbulent scene witnessed l Viu hall ulnrk ih aaHv rinv'a. nf the Fifty-first congress. Mr. Talbert,- the Impulsive representative from Houtn Carolina, arising to a question or per urtncl nclviiuo. rnfftriwd tn the miriln terpretatlon, If not misrepresentation 111 tne press, or wnat ne sum m ruuen duy night In response to the criticism by the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Pearson) upon the action of South Carolina at tne outureuK or me war. He reiterated what he then said, to the effect that he btileved secession to be right and under the same conditions' would do as he hail Hone. He wu culled to order by Mr. Barrett, (Rep k m h.i aalroil tlllll his WOrdS ll uk..i '.in,, ,, viu j,rt..v.r1 a resolution denouncing the words as seditious and treasonable and in violation of the oath taken by Mr. Talbert at me ue ..r hi .winirt'eH Much ex cltement prevailed until the matter was finally disposed or, tne aisoruer at times being so greac as to preciuuc the transaction or oumiirai'. m...... i,r.iii.ti..iani AA not smirov 1 , c - - - ----- . . Mr. Huriett's course, not deeming the matter of sufficient iniporiance to war runt his ui-tion, but others warmly supported nun, una one memoir or dered that Mr. Talbert ought to be ex ....n...i i 'Tnii.Ai.r wan nennltted af ter a time to explain. He said he hud .... 1.1. . ik.l Ihn ..nlwlltlonil nf 1861 COUld ever recur and he was glad of it. lie hud no Idea or engaging in a vioiunuu of the thlrteentn amendment, mi u. ....., .roc Mr Tulhert the oriDor tunlty and asked him to specifically declaim any secession sentiment anu a.,l.,i,la I., thd hnliae. In event of com- pllance, Mr. Barrett to withdraw the resolution. Hut Air. uaiDeri. ueciimru to say anything further. m. T,nin man Pa moved to re- fer tlie whole subject to the committee 4,,.u..iau an ihiM was aereed to yeas 200; nays 71 with this disposition of the matter, tne exciting ejiw.u ended, Just before the house took a recess nt the cluse of the afternoon session Mr. Pearson (Hep.. X. C.) who had not been present when Mr. Talbert made his stutement entered a disclaimer of the sentiment Imputed to mm. air m..ii.AMt ani'inir Via funk! not have de i.iu iiiama at the course of North Carolina In the war, for that would be treason by his own state to nis own t.i 1 11.. ..lo.,,,.) that Vnilherll Re- UIUUU. 1 ' " " . ..l.ll..a nurmlt Mnllthel-n KtUUbll UUUIIV lir, Hv ...... vans to deal in their own way with their neighboring states pminhHig tlie best and most satisfactory, results from that policy. Mr. Talbert accepted the disclaimer, ami tne inciaeni win uiuu ably not again be heard ff. n, l. ......... ., .1 u r,t I Vim MMtafnn WAS de- voted to the further consideration of the bond silver coinage bill. There was an hour and a half of debate be fore today's legislative session began. the house meeting at iu..ro ocmcn. Messrs. Newlands (Silver. Colo.) Hartman (Hep.. Mont. ).Wllliams (Dem., n ( t.... Vl,.,l..,.,.lr ifim tvAUHflHl atld illl"B.; Howers (Kep., Cal.), spoke in favor of free coinage: ana Messrs. -lucner (Dem.. Va.). Wulker (Itep.. Mass.) and i..aMu...i ifkim. Taiiii.) acalnst It. At fi.15 o'clock the house took a recess until 8 ool.Kk. with the understanding that further continuation of the day's session be held at 10.30 tomorrow morn ing, the silver debate to be the only business. Mr. I'rye president PioTem. Today's seslon of the senate present ed some Interesting features. The of ficiating clergyman (not Mr. Milbuin, the blind chaplain, but a substitute, t umrh T.wihnumn. of Washlnctonl in the opening prayer expressed thanks for "the confidence of the people In the financial strength of the nation." A president pro tempore of the senate was chosen witnout dissent in me per son of Senator Frye, of Maine, and the Duhols resolution to distribute the ap propriation bills among several com mittees vas practically defeated by be in referred to the committee on rules, with the instructions to report it back on the first Monday In December next. Tl. n .t.,i.ititU tr tew lhf flf,'f trill ftf president pro tern, was furnished by the absence or tne vice president, wno sent a note to the secretary of the senate stating his Inability to preside over the senate today. The presld- tit has signed the bill pro hibiting nrize fighting In the lerltories and District of Columbia. SENATE OFFICERS. . Nominations .Made at the Republican Concns Yesterdar. Washington, Feb. '.The Republican senatorial caucus this afternoon, after a deba? of an hour and half, settled the question of the reorganization of the elective officers of the senate by the nomination of a full ticket. A. J. Shaw, of Washington, was nominated to be secretary of the senate; Major H. L. Grant, of North Carolina, to be sergeant-at-arms; Alonzo Stewart, of Iowa, to be acting assistant doorkeep er, and Rev. Mr. Milburn. the blind chaplain, to succeed himself. Alonzo Stewart, the present chief of the pages, was nominated by acclamation for the position of acting doorkeeper, the place so long tilled by the late venerable Isaac Hassett. Mr. Stewart has grown up in the senate from boyhood and Is thoroughly conversant wun tne de tails of the office, which he has often filled temporarily. No action was tak en on the question as to when these of ficers shall be elected in the senate, that matter having been left to the chairman of the caucus, who will call It up at an opportune time. The secretary of the senate nominat ed today Is a young man and said to be in every way fitted for the duties of the office. He Is a man of pleasing address, . well educated and cultured, and a good elocutionist. He was for a time postmaster at Spokane. Wash. Major Grant 1st an old Union soldier, who went to North Carolina shortly after the war. He Is a native of Con necticut. ' WOMEN ANXOY A JEWELER. Asks for aa Order to Keep Them Away V from Ills Store. Omaha. Feb. 7. C. B. Raymond, a jeweler, secured a restraining order In Judge Powell's court today against Marie Wilson, Ruby Wilson and Mrs. Wilson to prevent their entering his store or even loitering upon the side walk near It. The hearing Is set for next Saturday. The plaintiff charges that for the past three week the three women have frequented his place of business, "not 1 for the purpose of buying goods there exposed for sale, but for the purpose of annoying his employes and threat ening them. Insulting them and circu lating false und scandalous stories about said employes and plaintiff's business ' and hindering, preventing and persuading customers from pur chasing goods. It is- also alleged that the women have frequently come to the doors and windows of the store and have mocked, shouted at and an noyed the plaintiff and his assistants and have made themselves offensive by word and Ueed. EFFECT OF THE COLD LOAN. The Business Sltaatioa Is Altered for the Better by the Confidence of the People in American Securities. New York. Feb. 7. R. CJ. Dun ft Co. 's review will ray tomorrow: Fail ures for the week Have been 323 in the United States against 281 last year, and 93 In Canada against 68 last year. The wonderful success of the popular loan alters the face of events. January operations become ancient history as the nation mounts above all doubts and fears to a solid certainty that the people can arid will uphold their gov ernment. The inlluence of this event upon all mnnufuctuilng, all trade can not be lightly estimated. It put the treasury upon a safe basis for the time, whether congress does anything or not. It notifies foreign nations that the United Stutos have power as well us purpose. It unlocks millions of gold which has been gathered In prepara tion, brings directly several millions of gold from Kurope and stimulates the anxiety of forengn investors to ob tain American securities With such a revolution in business suddenly effect ed, the customary records of the past week and month are of less value tluin usual. ISut there have been signs of Improvement in the Iron manufacture. Although the averages of prices Is nearly I per cent, lower this week, and orders for wire nails are stimu lated by a decision to advance the price again March 1. There is also a more active demand for ulutes and sheets. Speculation has ruised copper to 10'4 cents with sales of six million pounds, and tin to 13 cents and lead to 3.10 cents with large exports of Mexican. The bout and shoe manu facture does nut gain as yet, leather being about 1 per cent, lower for the week. Sales of wool have been four and a half million pounds against 5, 192,0(10 last year, and with reported re duction In clay worsteds and mixtures. The orders for other woolen goods are st 1 1 unusually delayed. The cotton mills continue generally active, though talk of decreasing the production still continues, print croths do not rise above '1 cents and some goods tend lower. Speculation in wheat has again lifted prices The specula tive markets has been largely influ enced bv rumors of injury to the com ing crop and by foreign advances. Corn has been comparatively quiet. Cotton is practically unchanged, re- celis continuing to accord with a yield of about seven million bales for is:ir). The stock market hns been grow ing stronger al the week until the sale of bonds though yielding a little on re alising. Kaliroad earnings In January have been 10.6 per cent, larger than last yoar. but .:? per cenr. less then In lxWi and the tonnage eastbound from Chicago was In January nearly 1 per cent, lurger than in IS'.iX SPANISH MOB 3 ACTIVE. Two Thousand Kepublicans Visit the Royal Palace and Hoot at Their Hearts' Content I'nmnlested. Madrid. Feb. 7.-Thls city was the scene toduy of a tit-mount ration that would have required but very little to have turned it into a serious riot. As told in these dispatches on Tuesday last, a number of men hooted General Campos as he was driving to his resi dence from the railway station on his return from Cuba. A number of the hotters were arrested and one of them broke away from the gendarmes who had hiiii In custody and sought to make his escape. The gendarmes fired twice at him and killed him. The shooting caused great excitement and the government was bitterly con demned by the Kepublicans. This af ternoon the funeral of the victim took place and was attended by an enormous crowd. Fully 12.000 men, most of whom were Republicans, marched to the cemetery. Khouting for the entire distance, "Down with the police," "Down with Campos" and "Long live the republic." The government anticipated trouble and there was u strong display of gendarmes, who. however, appeared to be afraid to Interfere with the proces sion In any way lest they provoke a riot. Consequently the crowd shouted itself hoarse until th" cemetery was reached, when the great assemblage stood with bared heads until the fu neral rites had bee completed. The greater part of the crowd then dis persed, but 2.000 of Its number again formed In line und marched unmolest ed back to the royal palace, in front of which th-y gathered unmolested and shouted "Death to the (Jueen Reeent" and "lyina live the republic." F.ven the guards, who are always ,on duty about the- palace, seemed be Intimidated by the sullen temper of the mob and made not the slightest at tempt to drive tliem away. After partly venting their anger against the vnuthful kinir and his mother, the crowd marched '-o the residence of General Campos, where a similar demonstration was made. BOYS TRY TO WRECK A TRAIN. Sons of a Wisconsin Farmer Confess and Arc Placed In. fail. WuuDaca. Wis.. Feb. 7. An attempt was made last Friday night to derail the limited passenger train on the Wis consin Central railroad at xselson a siding, between Sheridan and Amherst, in Portage county, a few miles north of the place where the train was held up and wrecked last fall. William and John Mecunn, nrotners. aged 17 and 19 years, farmer boys, liv ing with their parents two miles from Sheridan, placed a switch rail In such nosltion as to have certainly tnrown the passenger engine off the track and down a blah embankment into the Waupaca river, but fortunately a spec ial freight train passed over the road Just ahead of the limited train with force etidutrh to throw off the obstruc tion. The boys were taken to Stevens. Point last night ana loageu in jan. They have confessed. ANALYSIS OF THE BIDS. The Morgan Syndicate's Portion-Yester day's Gold Reserve. Washington. Feb. 7. This afternoon Assistant Secretary Curtis announced that he was able to slate that from a complete analysis of the bids for bonds that they showed that bids aggregating IM.710.450 above HO.CS77 had been re ceived and the- 780 persons making these bids would be awarded the bonds. The Morgan syndicate bid of 110.U77 for $100,000,000 bonds or any part there of would be accented for the balance or 133.21 1.3"i0. All bids below the figure 110.6877 are therefore rejected. The void reserve al the close of busi ness today stood at $44,483,180. The withdrawal for the day at New York cstountcd'to $m,m.. :. ...... MURDERED AM MUTILATED The Shocking Tate or Miss I'carl Ikyan. HER HEADLESS BODY POIND Woman Slain at Tort Thomas, Near New port, Ky.. Is Identified us the Daughter of an Indiana Farmer. Three Suspect I'nder Arrest. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 7. Deep and al most impenetrable mystery surrounds the tragic death of Misa Pearl Bryan, an attractive young woman, of Green Castle, Ind.. despite the fact that Scott Jackson, who has been uccused of her murder, has confessed his participation in the crime, and has Implicated Alon so M. Walling. Both are medical stu dents at the Ohio Dental college, in this city, and they had. -it Is asserted, arranged with Miss Bryai for a crim inal operation. Whether this was per formed or not is not yet known. The body was found on the morning of February 1 near Fort Thomas, Ky in a ravine, the head having been sev ered from tlio body. The head could not be found and pieces of the under clothing' where Initials are thought to treason to his own state and to his own of the shoes worn by the corpse was the firm mark of Louis & Hatch, Green Castle, lud. Cincinnati detectives went to Green Castle, and after a long search through the day book of the firm found that a pair of shoes of the pattern and number indicated had been purchased by Mlsa Pearl Bryan, daughter of A. S. Bryan, a farmer living near town, and the clothes worn by the corpse were then taken out to the farm and Identi fied by the girl's mother. The identification reminded Gus Far ley, Western Union Telegraph opera tor at Green Castle, of a letter he had seen from Scott Jackson, of Green Cas tle, at the time a student at the Ohio Dental college, this city, to Will Wood, son of Mev. S. K. Wood, asking Wood to secure certain remedies for Miss Bryan. He Jumped to the conclusion that the girl had been killed for a purpose, and gave the authorities all the details In bis possession. This led to the arrest of Jackson In this city at 8 o'clock Wednesday night: of Wood, at South Bend, I nd., and, a,t 3 o'clock this morn ing, of Alonzo C. Walling, of Illinois, another student at the Dental college, and a chum of Jackson. Jackson and Walling have confessed that they arranged with Miss Bryun, on her arrival in this city, Jan. 20, for a criminal operation. This was per formed at the Indiana houst, they said, at which she stopped and registered as "Mabel Stanley, city." but each throws upon the other the rseponslblMty for the act which caused the girl's death. and says he does not know how it oc curred, but they assisted each other In removing evidences of the crime. Jackson says Walling killed the girl where the body was found, cut off the head to destroy her identity, brought it back to the Ohio and threw it into the river. Valling says Jackson kill M tfto girl, carried the head back to his room, cut It up and carried It to the river, piece by piece. Tho Uirls I'cath Strnacte. One hand of the corpse contains a deep knife cut, showing that the girl was alive when the knife was put to her throat and had grasped it in the struggle to save her life. This led the authorities to think she was enticed across the river, under pre text or being taken to a lying-in hos pital and then dragged into the ravine and murdered. There were evidences of a fierce struggle, In the soft spot where the remains were found. Wood is being brought from South Bend and he may throw new light on tlie case. If It shall be found the crime was committed where the body woJ found the prisoners will be turned over to the Kentucky authorities. Scott Jai-kion is about it years old. He .was given a preliminary hearing in tlie mayor's office In the presence ol the chief of police. His account of his whereabouts last Friday was not satis factory. He denied guilt, hut admit ted that he knew Pearl Bryan. He could tell nothing about where she was or where she hud been during the past few weeks. The weakest point of Jackson's story is that about his conduct on Inst Satur day. He boarded at 222 West Ninth street. fn Saturday he took a valise and left It in Lengter's saloon, opposite his boarding placehrdlu etaoln aoinn rlcd with him all over tne city that day. The accounting for this valise and why he carried It all day and night puzzled him more than anything else. In fact, he prevaricated, and afterwards acknowledged that he had lied. He was committed without nun. A Doctor Implicated. Scott. Jackson and Walling were brought up from the cell room of the central station this morning and taken to the police court. When the judge had asked the prosecutor if he was ready to try the case the latter asked for a continuance. The case was con tinued to February U!. This mornltiff WallliiK hinted that a doctor of tliia c ity was mixed up in the murder. . . , , , . , 1 . i,l-l .1 . . T MnnM WUllinK PUlu; 1 lie uinhii uiuiyi has nothing to do with this case, only that Jackson had a conversation with him about poisons and the way they worked. That doctor's name is Litt ler, and lie boards over at the house on Ninth street." Shortly after this he told Mayor Cald well that Jackson gave the lrl four grains of cocoalne In sixteen drops of water ajid then drove her to Fort Thomas, where he cut off her head. Kvldence Is accumulating to show that the girl was alive when she reached Lock's farm where the body was found. Dr. Crane, who made the Kist mor tem examination, made a second and more careful analysis of the blood and stomach and found no signs of any kind of poison. This Is in direct con tradiction of Waiting's confession Will Wood, the alleged betrayer of Miss Bryan, has been sent to jail in default of $5,000 bail. The charge is conspiring to induce a criminal opera tion. TRAIN IN ALANDSL1DE. Locomotive and Tender Topple Over Kmbankment. Wilkes-Barre, Feb. 7. Passenger train No. 11 on the Pennsylvania rail road, due In this city at 8 o'clock p. m.. ran into a landslide near Retreat to night and the locomotive and tender were hurled down the embankment. The injured are: George Roth, en gineer, of Wilkes-Barre. leg scalded and bruined about the body. Jacob Hchutt, fireman, of Wilkes Barre, badly bruised and shaken up The train, which was in charge of Conductor Zai-h Moyer, of this city, left Hunbury this evening at & o'clock. On acount of the severe rain of Thurs day Kngineer Roth while making his time kept his engine under control and a careful lookout on the- track. At a point Just below Retreat, twelve miles from here, Kngineer Roth saw a slide ahead of him and at once shut off steam and applied the air brakes. The train was under too much headway, however, to bo stopped and tho loco motive, tender and one truck went over the bank and the baggage car was derailed. The passenger coaches, which were well filled with passengers, fortunately d not leave the rails and beyond a severe shaking up and fright ful scare they were all right As soon as possible aid was given Engineer Roth and Fireman Schutt and they were carried Into the baggage car. Word of the accident wus sent to headquarters nt Sunbury and a train was at once ordered and sent from Nunticokc to transfer the passengers and bring them to this city. A wreck ing train was also sent to the scene and it la expected that the road will be open for traffic at an early hour to morrow morning. WILLIAM II. KHLISH DEAD. Indiana's Multi Millionaire Politician Suoeambs to the Grip-Was Candidate for Vice-President. Indianapolis, Feb. . At 1I.S5 this afternoon Hon. William H. English died in ills rooms at English's hotel af ter an illness of six weeks. He was unconscious for an hour before his death. Around his death bed were his son. Will K. English; his daughter, Mrs. Rose Wnlling, of Chicago; Mr. und Mrs. Hall. Miss Hodges, Mr. English's stenographer and Dr. Franklin W. Hays, who attended him. Mr. English had been ill for six weeks. He was at first attacked by grip. This was followed by inflamma tion of the air pussages and the mem branes of the throat. Of this he almost recovered, but two weeks ago he was seized with inflammatory rheumatism, which. . with organic disease of the heart of several years' standing, com pletely exhausted him. His condition had been very bad for the twenty-four hours preceding death, and it was said, early ns Thursday, that his de mise was but a few hours distant. William Hayden English was born In Lexington, 1 nt., on Aug. 27, 1822. He was a lawyer by profession and has held many political offices In his own state. He held a clerkship In the United States senate In litf0. He was elected to congress as a Democrat In 18S2 and served until 1861. when he re signed and engaged in banking. In 1880 Mr. English was nominated for vice-president by the Democrats and was on the ticket with the late Gen eral Hancock. He leaves an estate variously esti mated at from $5,000,000 to $8,000,000. PUGILISTS' TROUBLES. Dan Smart Has Some Difficulty In "Pulling Off" His l ight. El Paso, Feb. 7. The situation here today continues imchnnged from last night, the telegrams received yester day from Mexico have apparently given the sports a renewal of confi dence In Dan Stuart's ability to pull off the fight on time, but as the tele grams were only hopeful and not posi tive, the opposition claims that the assurances of Governor Ahniuda and President DlaB are such to them that they are positive that the fight will not occur In Mexico. The extreme ac tivity yeplerday getting rady to, pull oft tlij tiKht toduy showed that Wen' Mexico was the only phice that the managers of the' flsht fuuy relied on to have the great battle. There Is one thing that seems quite certain to all, and thnt is that the pas sage of the anti-prize tight bill through congress has stopped the sale of tickets and will stop those intending to come here to attend the carnival from mak ing the trln unless Dan Stuart can an nounce within a day or two tlie place where the light will be held and back up the announcement with a conces sion duly signed by parties In author ity, grantfuK the privilege of conduct ing the (lghts: FREE TRADE IN KISSES. Tho Letter of Lovers Tells a Curious Tale. Wllkes-Ilarre, Feb. 7. The sweetest letters Imaginable figured in the trial of Morris Slmonson, of West Pittston. charged by Miss Harritt Robinson with betrayal under promise of marriage. The jury returned a verdict of guilty. Slmonson In his own behalf testified thut It was he who had been led astray and trapped by the girl. He said that she bought him $5 worth of presents for every 5 cents' worth ho bought her. He admitted he had bought rings, gloves and Jewelry for her. A letter, with tho introduction, "To My Darling Girl," was read, and the young man wis puzzled for an answer. Another part of the letter was: "My life is nothing without you There is a day coining when we will not be lone some." The witness said he was only trying to "Jolly" the girl. Slmonson said he wrote the lines: "From your loving friend, and here are some kisses." iiict to till up the letter. He added that she sent him fifteen kisses in the letter and he only sent back eleven. The kisses were indicated by a number of cross-marks, KEXTL'CY'S TROUBLES. The Senatorial lieadlock Still Continues. Kcsult of tlie Vote. Frankfort. Ky., Feb. 7. The sena torial situation presents no sensational features and there Is less indication of trouble. The crowds of prospective "deputies" around the doors are or derly and smaller. Governor Bradley positively denies the story to the effect that it had bepn decided to cal lout out the state troops to suppress any possible conflict In leg islative circles: The governor did riot denythat the proposition was discussed in the Republican caucus last night, but he said he hud not yet even looked up the law on the subject and was not fully convinced that, he hns authority to call out troops under such circum stances. Senator Goebel, president pro tern, of the senate, presided over the asesmbly In the presence of 1.14 members, (18 being necessary to a choice. The vote resulted: Hunter, 6; Blackburn, ft! Carlisle. 2; Bate, 1; McCreary. 3. DIAMONDS FOR NORDICA. Admirers of the Songstress to Give Her a Substantial Testimonial. New York. Feb. 7. Before tho end nf the opera season probably next week admirers of Mme. Nordlca will hand her a testimonial of her ability. It is to be a diamond tiara of matchless beauty, and will be given to her when she responds to an encore. Accompanying the gift will be a parchment, upon which will be a list of the subscribers. It includes the names of many of the best-known men and women In society. PINE IRUST 1 ORMINC. Wisconsin, Michigan and .Minnesota Mannfacturera In the leal. Marinette, Wis.. Feb. 7. It Is reported here that a combine of all the manu facturers of white pine lumber Is being formed. The trust Is to include all manufacturers. In Michigan, Wiscon sin and Minnesota. Tlie annual output Is 1.0O0.00O.0O0 feet, and It Is proposed to Increase this pro duction next year by eloping all the mill ELVIN'S NECEJS NOW SAFE Mistake or a Deputy Sheriff Saves a Brutal Murderer's Life. WRONG JURYMAN IX THE BOX After Verdict of Murder In the First Degree It Is Discovered That One Juror Had No Legal Right to Nit on the Case. West Chester, Pn., Feb. 7. The trial of the Elvln murder case had a very sensational ending this morning. The Jury found Elvln guilty of murder in the first degree, but a sensation was created when It was discovered that there was a case of mistaken identity in the Jury box. The deputy sheriff had served the summons to Jury duty on the wrong man, and the consequence will be a new trial. Elviu however does not know tills. He was brought up to the court house from the Jail at about 11 o'clock this morning. The Jury had found a verdict, and it was to be heard. The news had flown over the town like wild fire and the court room was literally packed with people. Elvln was ld into the court room between Sheriff Ingrain and Deputy McFarlan. He had, evidently, anticipated the worst nnd was shrinking from it. The ver dict was asked for and the foreman announced that it -mas murder in the first degree. When he heard the ver dict Elvln's eyes closed and he fell over against the deputy coroner. Ho was apparently insensible and was lit erally carried from the court room. A l.swver's Discovery. Then came tha strangest feature of the entire trial. S. D. Ramsey, coun sel for the defense, stopped William H. Pennypackei- as he came from the Jury box. They hail a few minutes conver sation, and then Mr. Ramsay made a sensational announcement. In draw ing a Jury some weeks ago the name of William H. Pennypaclter, of Easton, was drawn from the wheel. William H. Pcnnypiicker, of Schuylkill, was served by the deputy sheriff to appear as a Juryman, and he did so. He re sponded to tho cull and was placed on the murder jury, and the mistake was not discovered utitil this morning. Counsel for the defence at once ap plied for a new trial and it will prob ably be granted. IT BAN SITUATION. Spanish Dated Over Their Uecent Vie torics Press Censorship Continues Strict. (From a SUIT CorrenpohUent of the United Press.) Havana, Feb. 7. Spanish circles are greatly elated over the report that General l.uiiue won the battle of Paso Heal Monday. The oilicials claim a decisive blow was dealt the rebels. Owing to the telegraph and railroad lines not operating tlui only' details obtainable were government reports. Trie Cubans claim the report is prepus tnrou. 1 Thuy nuy. It l t,)ossiblc to kill U and wound 2uil insurgents with out more than '-' dead and 30 wounded 011 the Spanish tide. Marin has not succeeded '.n forcing Gorner to fight. The railroads run trains only a few miles out of Havana city. The Western railroad had sever al stations burned recently. The Insurgents secured an Immense quantity of arms, ammunition, saddles, provisions and all kinds of equipments on the train captured between San Felipe and Poso Cedendn. The press censorship continues strict. No cubles from the Cnlted States are allowed to be printed In regurd to the status of the belligerency resolution. The government had ordered W. F. Munnlx, an American correspondent to leave Cuba. The cause Is said to be an article In a Washington paper. Mannlx filed a protest . with Consul Williams against his summary expulsion. Gomez and Macro are both In Hav ana province, Acting in concert. Their Joint personal command numbers about H.iMW. An American planter who talked with Gomez a few days ago snbl (lome-i assured him he could have lOn.OM) ad ditional men if he had arms. The prob able total of Insurgents armed forces number close to 4U.O0O at present. Maceo completed his campaign In Plnar province and left strong bands there. Other bands dominate the In terior of Santa Clarn, Matunzas. Coma giley ami Santiago provinces. En counters with troops occur daily but mostly tf minor importance. The Cu bans continue to flee, fearlnK harsh ineusures on the arrival of Wevler. (Signed) J. Frank Clark. KILLED BY THK EXPRF.SS. Sad Teto of Pedestrians on the Pennsyl vania Tracks. Oreensbtirg, Pa.. Fob. 7. This morn ing Edward O. Smith, of Jonnnette, manager of a department In the glass works ut :rapcvllli and Etta Holland, nged 14 ycais, who ulso worked at Grapevine were walking on the trucks of the Pennsylvania railroad, en route to work. Moth were struck by the western express ami instantly killed. Smith vn:i :;n years of age and un married. They stt ppi-d out of the way of a freight train and in front of tho express. PITTSBURG ERS ACQUITTED. loreland and House. Ilowover, Alnst Pay Costs of the Suit. Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 7. Judge Stows occupied more than half an hour this morning in delivering his charge to the Jury in the cases of the common wealth vs. VV. C. Moreland and W. H. House, ex-clty attorneys, charged with conspiring to loan city moneys on In terest to the Tradesmen's National bank. Three hours and a half Inter the Jury returned a verdict of not guilty. The defense is to pay the costs of the suit. OYSTER .MEN QUARREL. Samuel Harris Brains Jerry Lock with an Axe Handle. Brldgeton, N. .1 , Feb. 7. A quarrel over a woman betweeen two colored oyster men at Port Norris lust night will result In murder. The lie was passed and Samuel Harris felled Jerry Locke with an axe handle, making a terrible wound in his temple and caus ing coneussison of the brain. Locke has been unconscious ever since and will die. Harris fled and has not been captured. SOCIETY ON THE STAGE. Church Lighting I'nnd liaised In Iiela van by Ainntenr Minstrels. Delavan. Wis., Feb. 7. The society women of Delavan tonight presented to a rrnvded house t'l? test amuiei r minstrel entertainment ever given here. The young men of the town occupied the orchestra chairs and each one wore a bald-head wig. The handsome sum realised lrom the entertainment will be devoted to the electric lighting of the Congregational church. ' New Spring Goods We have now on sale the most elegant stock ol and Laces we have ever shown. Our line of is up to date and com prises anc Bmstfcs, " Scctcl aM ' Irish Dimities Eoyal Cremy! Stripes. Ctatllly lace 'Stripes, MS W9 Ik mi Colored inA.e- Fraeili Galatea, : atiste with ail overs and trim mings to match. iam Lawns, . BoWcd Swisses and full stock of Staple White Goods. 510 and 512 LACKAWANNA AVENUE ft flO F3 r" School Shoes Are Ink BeiMers Our Win ter Shoes must go. You need the Shoes; we need the room. LEWIS9MILLY&MVIES 114 AXD 110 WYOMING AVE. WISHES EVERYBODt A Happy New Great reductions Jn prices before taking inventory in ... . aM Silverware. 408 Spruce St. Near Dime Bank. WEATHER REPORT. For Eastern Pennsylvania, fair Weather: light westerly winds. New York. Feb. S. Herald's weather forecast: In the middle states today fair: colder weather will prevail with fresh westerly and . northwesterly winds. On Sunday, fair to partly cloudy, slightly colder weather will prevail with fresh northwesterly to northeast erly winds, probably followed by anew or rain on the coasts.