The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 10, 1896, Image 1

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We oujtht to say EXTRA CHOICE,
for liner skins of their class, or
more carefully finished work, never
came to market.
We thought several weeks ago that
we had timsnea buying rur . uie
for this season, but the demand
kept on and still keeps on. Slies
could not hold out against the heavy
Inroads made on them dally, and
' this week we were tempted t" !uy
Just fifty more of the handsomest
Fur Cupes that have come our way
this season.
Home are trimmed, some un
ti lined, all ore In fashion's latent
mould, and there Isn't one garment
that Is not strictly high class In
every respect.
Skins Are tie . .
Finest MtcM
Astrkbans, Woo! Sals , -And'
Electric Seals . , .
And we guarantee their real value
to be not less thun from
$35 to $6
For convealenoe of Belling we hove
ground them into four lots and
prices as follows:
; $21.90
. . . AND . .
Rises will be complete at the
'r opening sale on Monday, and as
the grades of quality vary con
siderably In each price, quick,
shrewd buy have the advan
tage over procrastinators this time.
AT 9 A. AL
0 :0 B E
Programme for the Com! no. Keck in
Senate and House.
Prospect That Something Besides Talk
Will Characterize Its Sessions Popii
llsts Fight Mr. Quay's) Resolu
tionsilver Talk In tho House.
Washington. Feb. 9. Although the
present congress has been in session for
more than two months without the
customary holiday rooess, the senate
will only thlB week get down ti the ac
tual business of the session and begin
the consideration of the appropriation
bills. Mr. HaiiBbrouKh'a teed resolu
tion Is the unfinished uusln'n. and he
expects to have a vote upon it within
a few days, although the understanding
is that it Is to be laid aside temporarily
whenever appropriation bills are ready
to be considered.
Sir. Quay's amended resolution to re
commit the tariff bill to the senate com
mittee on finance without Instruction,
which was luid over until tomorrow will
come up early. Mr. Juay says that
while the vote will be close he believes
It has an even chance or passing. The
Populists, however, at their recent con
ference, decided to vote against recom
mitment, and If they do so, together
with the entire Democratic vote, the
resolution will not prevail.
On Monroe Revolutions.
Mr. Smith, of New Jersey, will address
the senate tomorrow on the Sionroe
resolutions now pending. It is believed
that he will take ground between the
ultra conservatism nf his colleague, Mr.
Sewell, and the radicalism of Mr. Davis,
of Minnesota. The tact that Mr. Hmlth
has conferred with the president on this
subject and thut his speech, to a cer
tain extent. Is believed to rolled the
views of the chief executive, will give
It Interest. Mr. Blacnhard, of Louisi
ana, will also speak on the same sub
ject Tuesday.
The effort to change the elective offi
cers of the senate may te made dur
ing the latter part of the. week, but
there Is more or less of conjecture about
this. Meanwhile there H abundunt
work before the senate- In the shape of
appropriation bills, thost having been
reported to the senate be I tin the urgent
deficiency, military academy, pensions
and the consular dlidntnutlc bills. In
none of these have many additions
been mude save In the. urgent deficiency
bill to which, at the renutt of the
treasury department, a large amount
for unprovided of the depart
ment of Justice has been Inserted.
Silver Tnlli In tho Home.
The house will further discuss the
bund-silver coinage bill until 12 o'clock
Tuesday morning. Notice lias been
given that a large number of amend
ments will be offered and It Is not cer
tain when a final vote on the somite
free coinage substitute will lt reached.
It Is hoped that It may be had on Wed
nesday. The silver delegates concede
that, the Hepnbllcnn vote in favor of
the substitute will not he us large as
that given against the passuge of the
bund bill last December. It Jh vari
ously estimated by them at from 23 to
i After the flnnnclul matter has been
disisised of, BpproHt'iatlort IdlM will
again come to the front. ,There are two
of these the agricultural and military
bills now on the calendar, anil the In
dian bill Is ready for report to the
The elections committees) hnye two
or three cases of contest ready which
they can bring In nt any Unit1.
Two Children Instantly Killed by a
I'tilllne Chlinnov.
Brooklyn. N. Y.. Feb. 9. Two children
were Instantly killed and one young
man was seriously Injured as a result
of a fire which occurred nt ! o'clock
this morning In a cottage on Fort Ham
ilton avenue, near Blghty-fourth street.
The dead are: Minnie Specht. 9 years
old: Harry llotzen, 7 years old.
Injured: Kdward Hill, IS years old.
fracture of the thigh, severe scalp
wounds an' contusions of the body.
The building was totally destroyed,
but a brick chimney was left standing
after the house was burned. About 2
o'clock several children were playing
about the ruins, when suddenly without
any warning the chimney fell to the
ground with a crash. Minnie Specht.
Harry Botzen and Kdward Hill, who
were playing near the fireplace, were
buried In the ruins.
The police of the twenty-fifth precinct
were called out and went at once to
work to recover the bodies. The first
one brought out was Hill, whose groans
attracted attention. After an hour's
hard work the dead bodies of Minnie
Spech't and Harry Hotzen were removed
from beneath the debris. ;
Proposes to a Young Nebraska Man
Simply to Cut in Practice.
Saratoga. Neb., Feb. 9. The new wo
man of Saratoga Is In trouble. As a re
sult of her devotion to the cause of
equal rights. Miss Emily Hayes, one of
the most ardent workers for the emanci
pation of her sex. Is In a fair way to
have a breach of promise suit on her
hands. Miss Hayes has always con
tended that women have as good a
right to propose marriage as the men.
About Jan. 1 It occurred to her that
early In leap year would be a good time
to put her long cherished plans Into
practice. Frank Wallets, a coy young
farmer near town, was selected as a
fitting subject upon whom to make the
experiment. Mlsss Hayes now claims
that the proposal was only a joke, that
she merely wanted to prtactlce upon
Wallets, and he' Is real mean to take
the matter seriously. This is what he
has done, however, and has consulted
a lawyer wUh a view to beginning suit.
The Oriental Ordor of Zouaves Will En
force Monroe Doctrine.
Washington, Feb. 9. General M. A.
Dillon, of this city, who was the found
er of the Union Veterans union and the
Medal of Honor Legion has founded a
new patriotic semi-military organisa
tion, having for Its main objects the
cultivation of a spirit of Americanism
and the strict enforcement of the Mon
roe doctrine.
The organisation Is called the Orient-'
al Order of Zouaves; it is national In
its scope and will admit citizens of all
ages and good character to member
ship. The uniform adopted by the or
der combines the national colors and is
of a very showy design. The relief of
members in distress and of their wid
ows and orphans Is part of the plan of
the organisation.
The Mysterious Healer la Member of a
California Chain Gang.
San Bernardino; Cal.. Feb . The Jail
officials of this city are positive they
have aa a member of the chain gang,
the eccentric healer Schlatter. - The
mysterious prisoner was arrested at
lledlands. Friday, as a vagrant. He
declines to disclose his Identity. To
the sheriff, he stated that he was doing
penance and had ridden across the
Yuma desert on a mule which had died
from exhaustion a few days ago.
The prisoner's description fits that of
Schlatter perfectly, and the fact that
he was In Colton. Cala., a year ago as
a tramp leads many to believe that it
is h who is in custody.
New Moxico, Old Mexico and Texas Frown
on the Enterprise of .Maher, Wtrsinv
roonsond Their Gang of Urnlsers.
El Paso, Texas. Feb. 9. The trains
arriving In the city continue to bring
In a goodly number of visitors, tho
larger Fhare of whom are coming to be
here during tho time set for the great
fistic carnival. Among others arriving
today was Adjutant Oenerai Mabey, of
this state. Captains Hrooks and Rog
ers and ten picked Texa, rangers. The
adjutant general states that he Is here
with these men for the purpose of see
ing that the fights are not brought off
In any disputed or undisputed territory
to which Texas lays claim. Captain
Hrooks Is one of the oldest ranger cap
tains In the state and he has seen a
great deal nf active service. Governor
Thornton, of New Mexico and Adjutant
tleneral Mabey had a conference today
and mapped out their line of procedure
to keep the fight from coming off In
Texas or New Mexico. Governor
Thornton will return to Santa Fe to
morrow and through the proper au
thority make a request that the troops
garrisoned at Fort Hllss be usid to
patrol the border of New Mexico near
the point where Texas. New Mexico and
Old Mexico meet. - The preparations
made by Texas and New Mexico gov
ernors since the passage of the Catron
bill will certlnly prevent the carnival
from taking place on United States
soli near this pluce. if the principals
should think of trying such a thing,
which Is not at all likely. Fltzsiin
mons and Maher have both expressed
themselves upon this subject and both
state that they are not candidates for
the penitentiary.
Notwithstanding the preparations
that are developing; to keep the fight
from being pulled off tipon I tilted States
soil, Puiy Stuart Is offering to wager
four to olie that the fights will come off
as sehed'ed. It Is reported that Gov
ernor Anumadu. of Chihuahua, camo
up to Juarez last evening, but is "not
at home" to newspaper reporters.
Stuart certainly manages to keep this
entire community guessing1 as to the
point nt which he intends to have the
great battles. A search this morning
of several miles down the river did not
wveul any preparation having been
made In that direction for the canilvul.
No Pit lit in Mexico.
St. Louis. Mo., Feb. 9. A special from
Chihuahua, Mexico, gays: Governor
Aliuiuada. of the state of Chihuahua,
has taken decisive steps toward pre
venting the proposed pugilistic carnival
taking place within the confines of this
states. He has Issued orders for 1.000
troops to proceed to the border and pa
trol the city of Juatvc and adjacent
territory during days on which the
lights ur scheduled to occur. The gov
ernor has also addressed a letter to the
principals and managers nf the lights
informing them that they will posi
tively not be nllowt.-d to trespass upon
Mexican soil If any pugilistic encoun
ters are contemplated.',
Thieves lllnd and Hlindfold tho Hotcli-man-Twentv-rivo
Thousand Hollars In
llnnds and ('ash Secured.
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 9. The most
successful and daring bank robbery
thut has occurred In western Missouri
for a quarter of u century took pluce
at Savannuh early yesterday morning,
a small town fifteen miles northeast of
this city. Three cracksmen wrecked
the sufe of the State bank of Savannah,
securing 125,000 In money, government
bonds, and postage Htumps.
Night Watchman Jake Gartlng, saw
three men working at the front tloor of
the bank. He asked them what they
were doing. One of the robbers with
out replying knocked Garting down,
carried him Into the lobby of the bank
and then bound and blindfolded him.
He then stood over Garting- with a
cocked pistol, while the remaining two
robbers drilled a hole In the safe, which
was an old fashioned affair and suc
ceeded In unlocking it from the outside.
In the morning Hank President Wil
liam K. Wells, found Garting In the
condition described. In the meantime
the robbers, to whom there is no clue,
had plenty of time to make their es
cape. Mrs. Mary Breckenrldge lost $14,000
In government bonds of which the
coupons for January had not beert
clipped. The postmaster lost $275 In
stamps and $2."l In money. Other local
depositors lost $10,000.
For twentv-five years Mrs. Brecken
rldge had kept these bonds In her house
They had been deposited in the bank
less than a week.
Jcsso it. Palmer, of Stroudsburg, Loses
Ills l.ifo While Attempting to Rescue
Otliers-Anothcr Fireman Injured.
Stroudsburg, Pa., Feb 29. While
fighting fire at 'tho residence of Mr.
Holllnshead, a wealthy resident living
near this town, Jesse B. Palmer. 24
years old, Inst his life by a chimney
falling on him. Mr. Holllnshead, his
wife and their two children had a nar
row escape from being burned to dertth.
Shortly before Palmer was killed he had
run,up a ladder to the second story and
attempted to rescue a man and wife,
named Hotopp, who were supposed to
bo In the house, but who. It was after
wards discovered, had gone to visit a
A fireman named Nevll, while going
for a doctor, was thrown from a horse
and Is believed to be fatally Injured.
The house with Its contents was en
tirely destroyed, and there Is but little
Insurance. Palmer had only recently
been married and it is feared that, his
wife will go insane with grief over his
Son of an Indiana Merchant .Stolen
While Returning front School.
Crawfordsvllle, Ind.. Feb. 9. The vil
lage of Jamestown Is in a state of great
excitement over a kidnaping; which oc
curred there today. Master Robbie, the
8-year-old son of W. S. Miles, a mer
chant, was returning from school with
young companions, when he was seized
by a couple of tramps. Stifling the
lad's cries, they hurried away, and are
supposed to have boarded a west bound
Big Four freight that left about that
His young companions were too
greatly terrified to give the alarm, and
the tramps escaped. ,
Steel Mills Resume.
Jollet, 111., Feb. . The local mills of
the Illinois Steel company will resume
operation Monday after a shut-down of
two months. The wae question has been
settled with the men, and il,500 men will be
given-employment. '. .
Spanish Troops Walk Into a Trap
and Are Slaughtered.
Perlco Diss Defeats General Cannella's
Command at Artomlslo No r.sti
tnato of the Spanish Losses
Can He Ascertained.
From Correspondent of the United Press.
Havana. Feb. f, via Jacksonville.
Feb. 8. General Marin, who left Ha
vana a week ago to take personal
command of the operations In the field
and who expected to strike a decisive
blow against the enomles of Spain, has
not yet succeeded iu forcing a battle.
When the captain-general, who has
only a brief Interval of power before
the arrival of General Weyler, started
out. Gomes was awaiting the return
of Maceo from Plnor Del Rio province
and the two rebel leaders were sepa
rated. It was General Marin's plan to
place a strong force between the two
and prevent their union. He has not
succeeded in accomplishing this for both
leaders are now In Havana province
and are acting In conjunction with each
other. Purtng the week there have
been several encounters In Havana
province between Spanish columns,
acting under General Mnrln's orders,
and bodies of rebel directed by Gomez,
but only one of these was precipitated
by the Spaniards. The others were
planned by the Insurgents. In none of
them has the result been to the advan
tage of the Spanish side.
The first fight since General Marin
took the field occurred on the day he
went out. General Canneila was or
dered west from luunujuy, a town
near the bonier line between the prov
inces of Havana and Plnar Del Klo.
Ho was to heud off Marco, who was
moving east. The insurgents set a
trap for General Cannella's force on
the Saladriffe's stock farm, a few miles
southwest of Ariemlsla. The road
which Canneila m on pussed through
the estate and Is danked on one side
by fields divided Hto squares by stone
fences. Just west of these fences Is a
small hill, l'erlco Diaz, one of the best
fighting men In Guinea's following, hud
400 rebel infantry lying tint on the
ground behind the stone fences to the
left of the road. With l.fluO rebel cav
alry Dlaa watted In hiding behind the
hill further down the road.
Walked Into the Trap.
The rebels waited about two hours.
Then the Spanish .force appeared, and
advanced until ti.f head of the col
umn hud passed the stone wall. The
rebels then opened with a volley lire
frnti behind the wall. Many of the
Spaiilurus broke and ran across the
fields to the right of the road, while
others hv'ld their position In the road
and returned the rebel lire. Diaz sent
half his. mounted force down the road
giving the 'men In th' road a machete
charge, and with other mounted men
rude across the fields nnd heudedt off
the Bpanlurds who hd broken ranks,
lie' then wus In ii'i'wmtion to give .the
troops in the road a cross fire, and this
wrought havoc among them. General
Canneila managed to pull his shattered
forces together and retreated toward
The fight was of brief duration but It
was one of the most sangiilnnry of the
w nr. . No accurate account of the
Spanish losses can be obtained and
probably none will ever be known.
General Canneila threw out picket lines
extending over one mile and allowed
no one to enter while he buried his dead.
Their number Is said to be near two
hundred. General Canneila himself Is
said to have been wounded. The insur
gent loss was very small. Although
this fight occurred January "0 the gov
ernment bus issued no clliciul report of
It, a very unusual thing.
Fighting nt Plnnr.
Havana. Feb. 8. via Key West. Fla.,
Feb. 9. The fighting In 1'inar province
In the last few dnys has been the most
severe since the beginning of the war.
The condition to which the Spanish
forces in '.lie west are reduced bus led
Marin to abandon the attempt to force
a battle with Gomez, delay his return
to Havana and go to the relief nf the
beleaguered towns. Maceo'a forces In
clude the bands of Mlro, Sotomayor,
Delgado, Zayas and Hermudez. The
official government report gives them
a strength of G00. It Is probably much
The combined forces fought a pitched
battle with Luque. at Paso Real, Mon
day. The latter reported that the rebel
forces formed In line of battle nnd
charged the Spanish lines with great
valor. Luque claimed a complete vic
tory, and asked for the San Fernando
cross, having remained In command,
though shot through the leg. After the
fight Luque withdraw his lorces to the
capital of the province.
Wednesday the'pame parties of rebels
besieged Candelarla, a railroad town
near the Havana province border.
They had apparently rerovered from
the battle with Luque. The volunteers
and a small detachment made a heroic
defense of Candelarla for 2" hours.
Marin who was about leaving Arte
misia for Havana, ordered Canneila to
the relief of Candelarla nnd to attack
Maceo. He took all the available forces
and proceeded In person to support
Canneila. The latter made a remarkable
march, reached Candelarla and found
Insurgents swarming In the towns In
that vicinity. The garrison held out
though many fell. The troops of the
Slmancla and Zamorla battalions at
tacked the besiegers and the fight con
tinued two hours. The Insurgents
made several machete charges ngalnst
SpanlBh troops. The latter used artil
lery. The losses were heavy on both
sides. The troops finally entered Can
delarla Thursday night. The Insur
gents moved west to 8an Cristobal.
Marin's column arrived at Candelarla
and Canneila followed Maceo. Another
battle Is expected. It Is Impossible to
learn the losses at Candelarla accu
rately. The government says twenty-six
dead Insurgents were found on the field
of battle and that nineteen more were
afterward discovered. Their own
losses are given as five dead and forty
eight wounded.
Gomes Near Artemisia.
Comex wus last reported between
Artemisia and the western border of
Havana province.
Pando arrived here last night. Marin
Is expected tomorrow and Weyler Mon
day. The city Is being decorated with
bunting and preparations made for an
enthusiastic reception of the troops by
the officials and loyal citizens.
The Americnn correspondent. Man
nix, remains, pending the result of the
action of the state department at
Washington against the summary ex
pulsion, .
Luque has gone to Clenfuegos to re
cover from the effects of the wound re
ceived at Paso Real. The government
reports Jose Maceo wounded In the leg
in the Santiago province and also Per
nudes killed. Neither report is con
firmed. The exodus of Cubans continues and
arrests of suspects are increasing, in
number. Twenty townspeople of Punta
Padre, Santiago province, were brought
Here yesterday.
Cavalry arrived from Spain Thursday ,
without horses. There Is some diffi
culty obtaining mounts. The govern
ment recently mounted over 2.000 In
fantrymen. Additional volunteers are
being recruited here to do garrison
duty in place of those sent to the field
(Signed) J. FRANK CLARK.
lie Expresses Views of the Sltoation in
Cuba Contempt for the Rebels.
Havana. Feb. 9. Acting Captain Gen
eral Mnrln returned to Havana today
from the field. In an lntrvlew with
the correspondent of the United Press
he said: "My campaign has been a
continuation of the plans previously
followed. I have had some encounters
with both Maceo and Gomez, but can
throw no more light upon them than Is
contained In the reports that have been
published of the fights." '
When asked, having been In the field,
what he thought of the mllltarv organi
zation of the insurgents. General Marin
said: "I have not altered my previous
opinion. The Insurgents can never be
recognized as an organized army, be
cause the first consideration of such a
body Is honor, whereas the Insurgents
think It no dishonor to flee from an
enemy to avoid an encounter. A regu
lar military body would think It a dis
honor to attack defenseless soldiers,
whereas the insurgents think nothing
of It. They do not hesltnte to force
men Into their ranks during their pas
sage, through the country, which re
suits In the Impressed men becoming
targets for the Spanlsn army. In one
Word,- what the insurgent's organiza
tion Is, is a question."
"It is said that the Spanish' army Is
rapidly being changed from Infantry to
cavalry. Is that policy to be con
tinued?" .
"No Infantry has been changed Into
cavalry. The regular cavalry bodies
here have been mounted as fust as
horses could be procured."
"If the Spunish bud more cavalry
would the result up to the present time
have brought the war nearer an end?"
.Methods of Rebel Warfare.
"If the Spnnlsh had had more cavalry
the Insurgents would have adopted oth
er means of warfare. Their great force
lies In a policy of deviating from nil
lines of warfare. In other words, war
with them Is mere anarchy. If we had
hud plenty of cavalry they would have
resorted to ambuscades nnd surprises.
They would have waited for the cavalry
to come up and then destroyed them.
Whenever we have an encounter there
IS nver any doubt of the Spanish defeat
ing the insurgents four to one. The In
surgents run awny. That Is their
strength. There was an Illustration of
this day before yesterday In tho en
counter we had with them near San
Cristobal, where 600 of our men were
attacked by 4.000 or 5.000 Insurgents
and our men defeated them."
"Whut is your opinion ufter your In
spection of the Spanish army In the
neighboring provinces?"
"I am satisfied that the men nre well
cared for."
"In your opinion, how long Is this
revolution likely to last?"
"I can hardly say, but I believe that
the Insurgents will be wiped out. Inns
much us h vigorous policy has been In
augurated replacing 'lie benevolent one
that has obtained not a Xlif y of cruel
ty, but a rigidly military pollcv."
"Do you regard the revolution as now
losing strength or gaining?"
"It is on the decrease. We are con
quering little, by little."
Terrible Situation of tho Remnants of
Christianity l-eft in Asia .Minor-1 orclan
Interference Alono Can Help Them.
London. Feb. 9. The United Tress
correspondent nt Constantinople sends
the following Information:
In spile of the satisfactory reports
spread abroad by the Turkish govern
ment regurding the attack on Eeltoun,
It has not been a success. The Keltoun
lls, lighting against superior numbers,
were favored by their Impregnable po
sition and the winter season. In one
battle alone the Turkish losses art
given ns thousands, although this num
ber docs not seem ponslbie. The Zel
tounlis are suld to have enough provi
sions to last until July. Whatever may
be the result of the mediation, no fur
ther attack can be made until after
March. Regarding the numerical
strenglh of the Zettounlis, nothing can
be said with certainty.
The unfortunate condition of Tam
zara, near Shark 1 Kara Hlssar (prov
ince of Sivas) has ben mentioned be
fore. The following letter, dated Jan.
8. was written by a native of the vil
lage: "Upon Nov. 8 a great crowd of Turks
came upon the village and called upon
the people of the village to come out.
The men and women were made to
stand together and then in the presence
of the women the men were killed. Out
of 2S0 houss all but ten of the males
above ! years of age were Killed on tnat
awful rtavs. Then the houses were
stripped of all that was In them. The
women were stripped of their clothing
where It was worth carrying orf. The
prettiest women were carried oft by the
Turks. And now of Tamznra there are
only .100 women and children left."
"You canot Imuirino the terrible con
dition of these people. I have seen,
again and again, young women, who
were delicately brought un, dressed In
two sacks. One 1th holes rut In corners
for the legs and the other with) holes
for the head and arms. They were
happy to have so much In the way of
clothing. And the worst of everything
Is that the soldiers and Zabtchs, when
ever they choose, again and again
force their way into the houses In Tarn
zara, here there are no men to beat
them off, and do what they like with
the women and girls. The government
has turned back these women every
time that they have tried to escape to
other plnces. and there Is no hope for
these wretched women left, the snolls
of every passing Turk, unless some
power will be interested enough In them
to stop these continuous outrages."
That the Turks are waging a war
of extermination aeninst Zeitoun Is
shown bv their treatment of the vil
lages around. Furniiz Is situated about
nine miles east df Zeltoun and with the
approach of the Turkish army the
Christians had fled Into Furnuz from
the surounding villages, until finally
there were at least four thousand people
crowded in to the town. They had
watchers out on the approaches to
give warning of the arrival of the
Turkish army with the intention of
fleeing to Zeitoun. In some way the
Turkish army eluded these watchers
and surrounded the town by night, so
that the unfortunate Christians awoke
to find a cordon around them. Three
hundred women nnd children were
brought hy the soldiers to Marash.
They say that the rest were killed.
This two days' winter Journey bver the
snow was especially hard on the chil
dren. Many of them dropped down on
the way from exhaustion and were left
to die. The soldiers would not permit
the mothers to delay the march.
Peqnabnek Bridge Victims.
Hartford, Conn.. Feb. . The bodies of
wo men who were drowned In the itisn
ter at the Pequaburk briiige Thursriiy
night were found this afternoon. They
were those of James ilHck, of New Bri
tain, and an Italian supposed - to be
Charles Costelle, of Hartford.
Tbc German Press Has been Sud
denly Muzzled.
Relchitag Declarations Are Pccidcdly
Pcaeefnl-The Necessity of a Navy
Becomes Apparent-Mr. Stern
' Wants Ills Forfeited Ball.
Berlin, Feb. 9. Within the past week
the officially Inspired German press
which formerly had been pounding
lOnghtnd. as nurd as violent language
could go, have suddenly ceased their
blasts against Great I'.rltaln, but it
cannot be ascertained that there has
been uny change in the course of the
policy of Germany except that from
some cause which Is generally sup
posed to be representations on the part
of the other parties to the Triple Alli
ance Austria and Italy the emiieror
has put a check upon German diplo
matic activity In quarters where there
have been jealousies upon the part of
Kngland baaed upon the supposition
that Germany's attitude waB hostile.
The debate in the Keichstag on Fri
day upon the naval estimates, gave
Frelherr Marsclmll Von Hiebersteln,
minister of foreign affairs, and the
members of the Keichstag who are in
touch with the government, an oppor
tunity to make declarations which
were decidedly friendly to Kngland,
and the occasion was made the most of.
Their reassuring utterances and their
fienerul acceptance have made It almost
certain, that at the next session of the
itelchstug when the government's na
val scheme Is Introduced Instead of Its
being opposed as a warlike measure
suddenly launched with a view to tak
ing advantage of public sentiment It
will receive the support of the majority
of the chumber If it Is framed upon the
moderate lines indicated In the state
ment mude Friday by the minister of
foreign affairs. The debate has made
an astonishing change In the opinions
expressed by the leudlng newspapers
even the opposition papers admitting
that nn Increase in number of cruisers
for the defense of the German trade
and commercial marine Is necessary.
Stent Wants Ills f orfeited Hail.
Louis Stern, of New York, having had
the sentence of fourteen days' imprison
ment, which was imposed upon him by
the court upon his conviction of the
charge of insulting Huron A'on Thuen
gen, the deputy commissioner of the
Spa at Klssengen. revoked by procla
mation of amnesty promulgated recent
ly by the prince regent of llavarlu.
lodged a claim for the return of the
SO.lXiO marks ball which he forfeited by
his failure to unpeur und serve his
sentence. The court has decided thnt
Mr. Stern's claim is not well founded,
holding that his ball was forfeited by
Stern's neglect to surrender himself
before his purdon wns proclaimed. Mr.
Stern's friends now suggest that he
make an appeal directly to the prince
regent for the return of the money.
The body of Hon. Theodore Kunyon,
late ambassador of the United Stute
to Germany, will be removed toitprrow.
from the vault. In which It has beitu
temporal lly resting und conveyed to the,
railway station en route for liremen,'
whence It will be taken to New York on
hoard the Bteuincr Havel, which will
sail on Tuesday. The removal und the
pluelng of the body on board the steam
er will be innde without any ceremony
whatever. Mr. HnHkhiw, son-ln-luw of
the late umbassndor, will supervise the
removal of the body and accompany It
to New York.
Potcetlvc Are Given a Tip by a Boston
Prtimracr-i.ulu Aluy llolllngswortti In
terviewed. Indianapolis, Tnd.. Feb. 9. Ktrly this
morning City Marshal Starr, of Green
Castle, received a letter signed "11 K It,"
Buying that Lulu May llolilims worth,
of this city, hud knowledge of the mur
der of earl Hi. van that would be valu
able to the state, and to see heratome.
The officer came a once to tills city
nnd loened the ilolllngsworth girl.
When Starr and a detective entered
the room the latter seemed to divine
the cause of their coming and walked
to nn open griite nnd threw a letter
Into the fliv. It burned in an instant
ami ll Is believed that valuable evi
dence was thus destroyed. The girl
was then closely questioned und after
much hesitation said that she wus at
the I'nlon stutlon January 2H ami there
met earl Itrysn, who had just come In
from Green Castle. The meeting wns
nccUlrntl. she said, hut she hail known
Pearl nt Conte's college. l'enrl told
her of her trouble and the two went to
several drug stores where they pro
cured some medicine. She declured
that the meeting with th" Itrvan girl
was accidental, but confessed under
pressure tht there was an "otTalr"
between her and Jackson and tho mur
dered girl.
The Intter. she said, took the medi
cine nnd It ought to have taken effect
In nine hours. She said that she be
lieved thnt the girl took the medicine
nnd that Jackson went to his room and
found her dead and hen cut off her
head to conceal the crime. She says
she met Will Wood on the same day
but no mention of Pearl's condition wus
made between them.
The police now believe that Wood
enmo here and arranged for the Hol
lings worth girl to riieft Pearl Rryan
at the depot und procure the medicine
for her. When shown the initials to
the letter that Starr had. she said the
writer was Hal K. Ilatcllffe. s. travel
ling salesman of liostou. Katcllffe left
her this morning.
Experimental Judge Marts a Blaze Dur
ing a Trial for Arson.
Columbia. Mo.. Feb. 9. A fire, which
It was thought for a while would prove
disastrous, was started yesterday af
ternoon In the court room of judge
James Glllispie. Samuel Gordon, col
ored, was on trial for arson, and a pile
of rags and paper saturated with oil
was introduced In evidence.
The attorney for the defense claimed
that the combustibl; contained no oil,
and to Investigate tiie matter the court
applied a lighted match to the rags and
paper. The combustibles blazed up and
In an Instant the court room was in
flames. There was a wild stampede for
the doors, but the fire alarm was quick
ly sounded and the flames were extin
guished before serious damage was
Nebraska farmers Are Threatened Moch
I Stock lias Perished,
flarks. Neb., Feb. 9. A n immense Ice
gi-ge in the Platte tlver here has
caused a dungerous ovtrllow. The bot-t-Jni
lands ere under waicr for miles. A
nymber of farmers who occupy an
ikiand near here are threatened with
tlteir entire families.
(The river Is higher than ever known,
nnd so full of ice that no boat can be
floated. Much stock has perished, but
fit) far no lives are known to have been
Spring Goods
We have now on sale
the most elegant stock of
we have ever shown.
Our line of
WasSa Mess GoqjIs
is up zo aaxe ana com
weaca urpMies,
IPrfiiiirtii md! Amprfmn "
Eejsiss Dimities.
SC'Qicli m Irish Dimities
Hoval Cremvl Strfoes.-
, V IT , '
Cfafilly Lace Stripes,
Jacraiet Bucteesse,
SoMci Ginghams, .
White aM Colored
Freicl Gaiateas,
Linen Batiste
with all overs and trim
mings to match.
'slai Lams, '
ittesl Swisses .
ana iuu siozk oj oiepie
White Goods.
diiu ana
at e"X 4 B4sl
U Mil fcH h '
School Shoes
M6 JL!4'J& 'JDIU1UU&.
m MlWt-i:illit.iji.;iB.:
Our Winter Shoes must
go. You need the Shoes;
we need the room.
Great reductions in
prices before taking
inventory in ... .
Watches, Biaimis
408 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair, slightly
colcier; westerly winds.
New York, Feb. 10. Herald's wpatht
forecast: in the Middle nates todujr
clear, colder, brisk to ftvsh northwesterly
ami westerly winds, followed by a sltrht
rise In temperature In interior. Un
Tuesday fair to partly cloudy, warmer
southwesterly to southerly wind, with
snow in the lake region.