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THE; ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
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SSCB ANTON, PA., THURSDAY MOBN1NG, FEBRUARY 520, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
ALTHOUGH THE MERCURY'S
TAKKN A SUDDKN DROP
. I.KNtSTHRKIXO 1AY3 AND
KKICillTKR SKIES TELL I'S
THAT THE VnlCE OP SPRTNO
IS NEAIt; THAT KRE I.ONO
KINU FKOST WILL BE COM
PELLED to break: his h'y
"HA1SS A.I LET MOTHER
KARTIl ONCE MORE DON A
NEW MANTLE OP OREEN, HE
DECK ED WITH NATURE'S OWN
HOW CLOSELY MEN AND
WOMEN FOLLOW OR ANTICI
PATE NATURE IN HER WAYS.
ALREADY THOUGH TFPL
HOUSEKEEPERS HAVE PLAN
NED OUT THE CHANCES THAT
WILL liUlOH TEN THEIR,
HOMES AS THE SPRING AD
VANCES. AND THE MAIN
QUESTION NOW TO BE SET
TLED IS. WHERE SHALL THE
NEW FIXINGS REQUIRED BE
BOUGHT'. WHERE CAN THE
LARGEST VARIETY AND PRET
TIEST STYLES BE SEEN. AND
ABOVE ALL. WHERE CAN THE
BEST VALUES POSSIBLE FOR
THE MONEY EXPENDED BE
ALL OF THESE POINTS MUST
BE SETTLED BY THE BUYER.
THOSE WHO KNOW OUR STORE
BEST KNOW THAT WE NEVER
DO THINGS BY HALVES WHEN
IT COMES TO BUYING AND
TODAY WE INVITE YOU TO
look o:u oun new arri
TRUE. ALL LTNES ARE NOT
YET FULLY COMPLETE. BUT
EVERY DAY IS BRINGING IN
DELAYED SHIP.MENTS.AND IN
SIDE OF A WEEK AT MOST
EVERY DETAIL WILL BE FILL
ED UP. WHEN WE PROMISE
TIIATdl'R SPRING EXHIBITION
WILL BE FOUND WELL WOR
THY THE MOST CRITICAL IN
SPECTION. STILL. YOU NEED
NOT DELAY YOUR COM I NO
ONE HOUR FOR THAT, AS TO
1AV ALMOST EVERY THING
THAT YOU CAN ORDINARILY
WANT IS ALREADY IN PLACE.
WILL SURPRISE TOU IN ITS
BEAUTY AND EXTENT. ORI
ENTAL KFFECTS PREVAIL.
SOME ARE ALL-OVER PAT
TERNS, OTHERS SHOW NEW
TURKISH HA DOS. SOME ARE
QUITE PLAIN IN SOFT TONES
AND TINTS.WHILE MOST HAVE
THE POPULAR JAPANESE
FRINGES. PRICES RANGE
FROM fcl.SO TO J9.U0.
MADE RIGHT IN THIS CITY.
KLEGANT NEW PATTERNS IN
QUALITIES THAT COMPARE
FAVORABLY WITH THE MORE
EXPENSIVE IMPORTED GOODS.
PRICES, 37'c. to $4.50 A PAIR.
WITH COLD ILLUMINATIONS
AND FLORAL EFFECTS IN ALL J
TtlK BIlAWr.W AXl TINTS. SEV
ERAL WEAVES. PRICES, 10c. A
YARD AND UP.
ARE DAILY INCREASING IN
POPULARITY FOR FLOOR COV
F.RINGS. THEIR DURABILITY IS
MATCHLESS. COLORS ARE AB
SOLUTELY FAST. WHILE THE
COST IS BUT TRIFLING. OUR
ASSORTMENT IS EXCELLENT.
to New Upholsteries in
WILL PLEASE YOU WHILE THE
FIGURES ASKED WILL. DE
LIGHT YOIT. COMPARE OUR
PRICES WITH THOSE OP CAR
IN SASH CURTAINS. BRASS
RODS, POLES, FIXTURES, ETC.,
OUR LINK LEAVES NOTHING
TO BE DESIRED.
QUAY IS M HUSTLING
McKinlcy Boomers Are Frightened at
QlAY IX THE FIGHT TO WIS
That a tb Information GIvan Oitioana
Who Camo to Xcgotiato-Llst of
Ilia Political fcffests-Not
a Gam of Uluff.
Pittsburg. Fl. IS. "I am a candidate
for the presidential nomination, und
will slay In 1 1 10 light t a finish. It' 1
fail it will not be tor luck of effort upon
my part or that of my friends."
Tin- above remark was maiie by Sen
ator M. S. Quay to Frank Dell. Kobisnn
of Cleveland. The latter had visited
him in the interest of ex-Governor Alo
Klnley of Ohio. Mr. lioldson is closely
connected with Mark S. llanna, the
fc'ATTIIEW 6. UL'AT.
street railway man of Cleveland, who
Is McKinley's backer. The McKlnley
people have been considerably dis
turbed over the Quay boom, and Mr.
Kobison came here to have a talk with
Quay. The senator urrived from
Washington to visit his son, R. R. Quay
of Sewlckley. Mr. Roblson had been
In Pittsburg for several days on buse
liull mutters, as he Is the owner of the
Cleveland team. Mr. Roblson put in an
entire day with the "old man."
"I went to see Quuy to learn If he was
in earnest in his presidential move,"
he said after his talk with Quuy. "I
am convinced that the senutor Is not
bluCling and is in the tight to win. I
told him that the McKinlcy people
wanted to know where lie' stood and If
he was u candidate lor president. Mr.
"I certainly will be a candidate for
president of the United States."
"Many ohloans think that you are
only a candidate to secure a solid Penn
sylvania delegation to the national
convention. Is It true?" I asked. The
" "Most assuredly not. I am In the
fight to stuy, and ( Intend to win. If I
fail It will not be for lack of effort upon
my part or that of my friends.' "
"1 am convinced that Senator Quuy
meant every word thu,t he uttered. I
am glad that he was so outspoken. I
am still for .lcKinl-.y, however, and
we will stand by him and try to defeat
Quay in the St. Louis convention."
Judge John J. Wlckliam, of Beaver,
came Into Plttsbtii'K on his way to Wll
llamsport, where the superior court is
sitting. The judge hud spent a day
with Quay and had this to say:
St nntor In I'm nest.
"Quay Is In earnest in his enndldacy
for president. He wants his friends to
turn in for him and they will do It.
Mr. Quuy Is not a candidate merely
to secure a solid delegation from Penn
sylvania. He wants the nomination. 1
think that he will Ret the Keystone
state delegation. Keep your eye on
New York. There may be some sur
prises come from there. Also watch
development In the west and south.
The silver senators of the west like
Quay. He dixs not agree with them on
the moiipy question, but he has always
Riven them fair treatment. The mini
who secures the nomination must se
cure these states, and there Is nobody
who has a better chance than-Senator
In the South there Is a kindly feeling
for Quay. A gentleman said that Sena
tor Cull, of Florida, was a great admir
er of the PeniiHyKanlan and offered to
aid in turniiiB over the delegation of
his state. Senator Quay has had oth
er encouraging offers of 'this kind from
Southern leaders. He hns done them
all fuvors in the past, itud they are
eager to do tile "old hihh" a nervier.
Benjamin .1. Haywood, stale treasurer-elect,
of Mercer, was in town yes
terday. He is not losing an opportun
ity to boom the candidacy of Senator
Quay, lie suys Quay wonts to be
president and the people of Pennsylva
nia are with him.
Sennlor Quuy spent the greater por
tion of Saturday on the North Side see
ing; his friends. The leaders over there
ate all eager to get to work for the
county ticket. There has" been consid
erable talk of late that Quay would not
go ahead with his light In this county
since he hud become a presidential can
didate. He was asked about this and
"of course. I want all the support 1
ran get, particularly a united delega
tion from my own stale. I would like
to have the help of the people who op
posed me lust summer, but I cannot
surrender one Inch of the princiides of
municipal reform for the assistance of
anybody. Furthermore, there will be
no retreat with the county organiza
tion. It will to on."
FIRE AT A CARNIVAL
Cancers Become Panlo Stricken and
.Many Pcrisn-t'ort Dead Bodies Ha
Lisbon. Feb. 19. During the progress
of a masked ball given by Hip Artis:'
club at ftinlnrem, a (own fifty miles from
Lisbon, last night, at the clone of the ear
nival there, tire broke out In the build
ing mill the flames spread with frightful
A terrible panic ensued and many of the
dancers and several outsiders who went
to their rescue were either burned to
death or fatally crushed and trampled
in the rush to escape from the burning
building. Forty bodies have been recov
ered. HONORS TO LUTHER'S NAME.
Philadelphlana Observe the Anniversary
of His Death.
Philadelphia. Feb. 19. Honor and
reverence to the name of Martin Luth
er, the great reformer, was done in
the Academy of Music tonight by a
gathering of people that filled every
available space. The celebration was
a distinctively Lutheran service ar
ranged by Lutheran churches and the
occasion was the celebration of the350th
anniversary of the death of Luther.
The general synod and general council,
the two governing bodies of the Luther
an church, united in arranging; the
Besides addresses by leading Luther-
an ministers and religious exercises the
feature of the celebration was the sing
ing by a choir of 2tK voices of hymns
of the Lutheran church.
IAMS STOl'S A BULLET.
The Man Who Rested on Ills Thumb at
Homestead Is Seriously Wounded.
Baltimore, Feb. 19. William H. lams,
who gained wide notoriety at the time
of the Homestead strike by acts of In
subordination ending in his being
strung up by the thumbs. Is at the
Maryland University hospital suffering
from a bullet wound In the abdomen.
The doctors say he will probably die.
lums returned to his boarding house
eurly this morning mid gut into an al
tercation with an adjoining room lodg
er named Charles Arndt After a Bcuf
lle Arndt was thrown down stairs. Re
turning to his room Arndt secured a
revolver, and when lams returned to
the attack he received a bullet In the
lower part of the abdomen.
"WALLACE" AT IT AGAIN.
Tho Man-Bating I. ion Escapes from Ills
Coop and Displays a Disposition to
l.unch Off Wilkcs-Ilurrcnns.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa.. Feb. 19. "Wal
lace," the lion who has gained a na
tloual reputation us a man-eater and
a terror, was the cause of a imnle ut
the Nickelodeon here tonight that for
tunately only resulted in a few bruises
and a good scare. At 9 o'clock tonight
the hall was tilled with en. women and
children. Everything went on smooth
ly until Boccuclo, the trainer, entered
the cage to put the lion through h!s
paces. A few moments later the brute
began to show signs of ugliness, but
was overpowered. When Boccacio left
the cage and closed the door, Wallace
gave a spring, and as he struck the door
the platform gave away and the lion
went through to the lloor below.
Instantly a terrible cry arose among
the crowd, and a panic followed. Men,
women and children rushed anil
Jammed the main entrances which were
inadeitiute. and a crush followed. Wo
men fell prostrate with fear u nil many
were trampled upon. Others rushed
for the windows and went through the
glass, while some In their efforts to
reach a place of safety, climbed up on
the cage and tho roof of the shooting
gallery. A corps of attaches rushed
quickly to the hall to conquer the lion,
which was done with Iron bats, clubs
and other missiles. He roured and
fought for a time, but dually appeared
the worst scared creature In the hall.
The cries ami yells and the great con
fusion of the crowd were too much for
Wallace, and after some little time he
crouched into a corner and showed no
desire to gain his liberty. The cage
in the meantime was quickly repaired,
and ut tin command of his keener he
quietly walked in and was secured.
ENGLAND WILL ARBITRATE.
Tho Daily Chronlclo Outlines the situa
tion A Speedy Settlement of the
Venezuelan Matter Is Desired.
London. Feb. The Dally' Chron
icle tomorrow will announce the actual
situation between Great Britain and
the United States In connection with
tfie Venezuelan boundary dllllvulty
Great Britain Is reso'"ed to arbitrate
the Venezuelan boundary dispute di
rectly with the United States. The
method to be adopted und the details
of the settlement are alone under con
sideration. The governments are being
urged by persons of Influence to con
clude the settlement as speedily as pos
sible. ABOUT BOTTLE BLOWERS.
Tho Story of Amalgamation of Glass
Workers N Henird.
Mlllville, N. J., Feb. 19. President
Troth, of the Green Bottle Blowers'
association of the United States and
Canada, tonight arrived home from
Pittsburg, where he had been attend
ing a conference of the presidents of
the three great glims unions. He says
that some of the reports sent out from
Pittsburg concerning the conference
ure erroneous, particularly the one that
amalgamation of the window, tlint and
green gluss associations had been de
There will lie no merging of the three
associations into one but each will re
tain its own nutioiial olllcers. The plan
Is for them to work together. Circu
lars will be sent out to all the local
unions throughout the country asking
them to lake a vote on the plan ut
mice. Until the vote of th; members
In euch trade Is taken there can be tin
adoption of the plan or action toward
putting it in operation. All the prom
inent glass leaders spoken to tonight
declare that It Is the greatest com
bination of skilled labor attempted for
the past ten years. Some express
doubts of the scheme receiving the
sanction of the members of the three
trades. If it is adopted It will affect
7.IKH) window glass workers. X.ol'O Hint
workers und 4.5UO green bottle men.
New Castle. Col., Feb. W.-Flve holies
have been recovered from the VltU-un
mine und the work of rescue is still going
on, although there Is no expectation Hint
uny of the men Kill be found alive. Tiie
clones! lixures obtainable this urternonn
are that the loss of life will exceed sixty.
The little town is overrun with visitors
toiluy, thousands Hoiking lo the place
from the surrounding country.
Manitoba School War.
Montreal. I'eb. l!).-!t Is stoled In well
informed circles here thnl a collective
tnuiulament is to be Rxileil Vv the Ito.ii ui
Catholic lilsho,is shortly, calling upon ev
ery Cuthnlic member of Ihe house of com
mons und the senate to support, us a mut
ter of conscience, the Dominion govern
ment's bill remedying the gricunceti of
the minority In .Manitoba.
. Hliznrd in Hie Northwest.
Detroit. Mich., Feb. 10. Dispatches from
northwestern lower Michigan and the
Upper Peninsula state that a severe bliz
xiil. I is prevailing in those sections of the
state. Railroad trnlllc is badly inter
rupted and the weather is intensely cold.
Will t.ndnrse Tillman.
Jackson, Miss.. Feb. At the Popu
list state convention today a resolution
endorsing Senator Tillman's recent In
flammatory speech was introduced, hut
not receiving encouragement It was with
drawn, Governor Rohlnson HI.
Springfield. Mass.. Feb., 19. Ex-Governor
George D. Roblnon was stricken with
apoplex) last evening and Is lying criti
cally ill at his C'hlcopee heme. Death
may come at any time, but the doctors
think he may live a few days.
Philadelphia I Iccilon.
Philadelphia, Feb. 19. At the local ele?
Hon yesterday Klnsey (Rep.) was elected
city solicitor by a majority of 82.103, in
a total vote of 77,00. In February last
Warwick (Rep.), in a total vote of 2H,utJ0,
had a tnjority of '8,884.
HcpnMiean League Convention.
Chicago. Feb. 19. The executive eom
mittee of the National Republican league
met at the Auditorium today and dectdd
to hold the national convention at Mil
waukee Aug. 25. aland 27.
London, Feb. 19. Constantinople advl -es
Mate that all of tke powers have assented
to the recognition of Prince Ferdinand as
the lawful ruler of Bulgar
OFFICIAL FROfflTBE WAR
General uylcr Claims to Have
Routed tbc Insurgents.
IS CHASING CUBAN REBELS
The New Spanish Commander Claims to
Have the Insurgent on the Nun All
Around the Island-Gomes
and Maceo Defeated.
(From a Stuff Correspondent of the
l ulled Iress.)
Havana, Fell. 1. General Linares
reports that the column under his com
mund hud an encounter on Feb. 17
with the rear guard of the rebel force
commanded by Maceo und the advance
guard of Gomez in the hills of Porvenir,
near Chlmborazo, eu.-it of Belfulcal. The
Spaniards lirst attacked Maceo's force,
killing five and wounding three rebels,
and then engaged the insurgents under
Gomez, killing six of them and wound
ing twenty-seven. The Spanish cav
alry made a brilliant charge and their
artillery did effective work against the
enemy. The loss of the government
troops was four killed and one wound
ed. (Signed) J. Frank Clark.
Washington, Feb. 15 -The following
Is a copy of a despatch received here
today by the Spanish minister, signed
by the new cominundant of the Spanish
forces in Cuba:
Havana, Feb. lit. The reports of the
last military operations are as follows:
Maceo had crossed the line between
Havana and Batubano by the village
called Vapor, with 0 horses. Luter
other troops joined him, and In number
of about liOO. but the enemy was under
fire of the troops coniniunded by Col
onel Segueru, which killed three rebels
and wounded twelve.
The insurgents Joined their forces at
San Antonio De Las Vegas, abandoning
their route towards Matanzas, that had
been to the south of the railroads of
San Felipe to Guines, fearing the col
umn which were closing the Hue be
tween the railroad and the seu.
A train conducting: General Echague.
who. with his command, was going
to place himself between San Felipe
and Guines, met In Molina, between
the railroad station of Alellna and Pal
enque, XOO cavalrymen of the enemy,
which approached the train, thinking
thut It was a freight train. The col
umn llred on them without alighting,
ami arrived safely at Guines.
The column of Colonel Seguera,
forming the extreme left, came upon
the enemy in San Felipe De Lus Vegas,
where ll found and dislodged) Maceo,
Mlro, Dluss and Castillo with 1,50(1
mounted men. The cavalry troop of
Cumujuanl charged and defeated them
In the Culebra und Culebrlta hill. The
enemy retreated towards Navlo. Sev
eral columns followed them In a com
bined movement, encircling him. Gen
eral Linares has also defeated Maximo
Gomez ill Lomas Del Porvenir, cuptur
Ing four houses. The troops hud three
wounded. HecnnnoltwIntT the camp
after the engagement they saw the rear
guard of the enemy taking them for
Spanish forces, but seeing that they
hud no answer to the countersign,
opened artillery and Mauser rilles lire,
killing six and wounding twenty-seven.
The column suffered four wounded. The
troops follow- and encircle the enemy.
In the province of Santiago De Cuba
the guerrillas of Cobre defeated on
Feb. 11, on Puso Lajas, a small band,
killing one and wounding another. The
sume guerrillas in Loma Noruejo, de
feated on Feb. 10, the rebels In Port re
The places mentioned in the above de
tails are Inside a triungle formed by
the railroads of Havauu to San Felipe
and San Felipe to Guines, and the road
from Guines to Havana by San Jose
De Las Lajus.
CORNS ON BOSTON FEET.
Leading Chiropodists of the City Want
l.cgul Hcgulution of Their lliisincss.
BoHton, Mass., Feb. 19. A bill is be
fore the Massachusetts legislature
which provides for a state commission
for the regulation of chiropodists, and
the sentiment In favor of it is so strong
thut it may become u law. A number
of prominent chiropodists advocate the
measure on the ground thut chiropody
is being used as a cloak for immorality
by a good many people In the large
cities, particularly Boston A state
commission, they believe, would pro
tect the legitimate members of the pro
fession and punish the pretenders.
The business ill Boston has become
an Important Industry. It was stated
ut a hearing that seventy-live persons
ure engaged in It legitimately, and that
loo.ooa Bostouian.i have corns which
require treatment in the course of it
TRAGEDY OF A LO CAMP.
l our .Men Killed and Seven Are Seriously
Seney, Mich., Feb. 10. Four men were
killed and seven others seriously In
jured at .McKay's lumber camp, north
of here,' today. A steam log handler
was being experimented with, and the
men were engaged In shoveling a road
for the machine to work In. Suddenly
the machine became uncontrollable
and started down the roud with great
speed. The bunks of snow on either
side of the narrow road were so high
the men hud no chance of escape. Four
of the men were literally ground te
pieces under the machine.
Seven others were tossed oh the snow
hanks and were more or less seriously
Injured. A severe blizzard Is raging
and no help can go to the camp from
here. The names of the deud and In
jured cannot be learned.
MOSER'S MAD ACT.
lie Kills Ills Neighbor and Then Commits
Milwaukee. Wis., Feb. 1!). The little
four-room cottage at No. 11 Plymouth
avenue, was the scene of a double trag
edy this noon. Jacob Moser, 65 years
of age. one of the tenants, shot and
killed his neighbor. Mrs. Marguerite
Benger. 32, who lives In the same house
and then shot himself.
-The two families have been on un
friendly terms for some time, and this
noon the man went to the rear door of
the house ond walking Into the woman's
kitchen exchanged a few words with
her, and then drawing a revolver, shot
her through the neck. He then went to
his own rooms and after cutting his
wrists and throat, he raised the pistol
to his own head and sent a bullet
through his own brain.
WORK OF PA K DON BOARD.
Applications for Hclcaso Aro Kefnscd In
Harrlsburg, Pa., Feb. 19. The board
6f pardons has announced the follow
ing decisions: Pnrdons recommended
Jacob S. Hurst. Cumberland, aggravat
ed assault and battery; William C.
Miller. Somerset, murder In the second
degree; Abe Perelstlne, Allegheny, con
spiracy, and Daniel Stough, Beaver,
larceny and receiving: stolen goods. .
. Pardons were refused In the atom
of Charles Jennings. Alleijheny, at
tempt to commit felonious rape; Abra
ham Bouder, Franklin county, rape;
William Teager, Philadelphia, assault
and battery to rob; John Kosenberger,
Armstrong county ; Adam Bankes and
Henry Bankes, Schuylkill county, as
sault and battery.
A re-hearlng was refused In the case
of E. H. Townsend, Armstrong; county,
horse stealing, and granted in the case
of S. M.- Brown, Huntingdon county,
attempting to procure abortion.
DEATH BEFORE HAIR CUT.
Korcnas Tight knther Than Wear Their
San Francisco, FVb. 19. The steamer
Peklu, from Yokohama, arrived this
morning. Another rebellion has broken
out in Koreu. The governor of the
Tai-Yang ellstrict has been taken pris
oner by the rebels. The Korean troops
defeated the rebels in two engagements,
but they ure not yet sulxlued.
The Insurrection was caused by a roy
al proclamation requiring: Koreans to
sacrifice their queues and wear their
hair in western fushion.
THAT GREAT FIGHT.
Sports Are Still Anxiously Awaiting He
vclopmcnts at III I'aso-.Maher in Good
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 19. This has been
a day of watching: and waiting, with
the result that every one knows at sun
set as much as at sunrise, and little, If
anything, more. There was somewhat
of a more buoyant tone In the sporting
market .than yesterday and as the af
terneion wore on, everybody was on the
qui Vive for tljis concerning the loca
tion of the battleground or new move
ments on the part of the state or Mexi
can authorities. All sorts of stories
were atloat concerning the point where
the ring has been pitched or Is to be
pitched, but Stuart and his colleagues
preserved the suine sphynx-like silence
about the location of the light. In re
sponse to a request for an authoritative
statement concerning Mailer's condi
tion, this reply was received from Mail
er's backer and nmnuger at Las Cruces
To the I'nited Press,
Mailer will be in fair condition, ills
eyes are almost well. Ills condition i
not be as good as 1 would like it to be, but
nevertheless 1 expect to see him will or
1 would not let him tight.
(Signed) John J. Qulnn.
Fitzsimmons Is apparently perfect
physically and caper for the light. He
stopped training today and will rest
The principal of each tighter was noti
fied tonight by lan Slinirt of the place
und hour at which his man is to be in
readiness. This was done in order to eon
form to the articles of agreement. Buck
Connelly received the intimation upon Ills
arrival on the night train from Bus Cruces
and Immediately wired .Maher, Qiiinn and
the rest of the party ut the training quar
ters to come down on th moruiiiu express
which Is due here ut 1 1.40 u. ill. The notl
liealion to Julian was taken across Ihe
river a liitle later by one of Smart's lieu
tenants. The latest rumor tonight is that
the battle will take iduce In the state of
Sounru, Mexico, which lias maiie no prep
arations against an invasion, ami In which
Governor Ahumudii hu no authority.
Walcott und . Bright .Eyes" "were
matched this afternoon tn meet In a twen-ty-rounfl
contest at Tom ei' Uourke'a Long
Island City (Old I'liritan) dull on Alaivh
K, the men to weigh In ut 1V1 pounds live
hours before the contest.
The club will turn over art per cent, of
the gross receipts, of which the winner
takes 75 and the loser 23. Stuart controls
'Height Eyes" ami Tom o'ltourke has
charge of Walcott. Tile referee is givn
the right culling additional rounds up lo
twenty If necessary to reach u, decision.
blackhlkn" hangs on.
The Kentucky Senator Holds Ills Own
with Mr. Hunter.
Frankfeirt. Ky., Feb. Ifl. The sup
porters of Senator Blackburn will not
be surprised at the tenor of Secretary
Carlisle's letter declining to assist
tlackhurn avd are as angry over the
cool and deliberate rebuff they have
received. The result of It Is to widen
the breach between the resve-ctlve fac
tious on the tltiaiK-i.il uuestion in this
state and also to Intensify the animos
ity between the friends of the secretary
of the treasury und of the present sena
tor. The gold men are jubilant over
Mr. Carlisle's course anil say that
hud he lent Blackburn a helping hand
it would have been no use to attempt
to send a sound money delegation to
the national convention.
The twenty-sixth joint ballot for
senator resulted: Hunter, till; Black
burn, GD; scattering, 8; necessary to a
DYN AM U K ICX PLOSI OX.
All tbc Windows of Johannesburg Arc
llrokcn by the Concussion.
Johannesburg', Feb. 111. A large quan
tity of ilyniiiiille exploded ut VleUcndnrp,
a suburb of this city, this evening, wreck
ing hundreds of houses III the vicinity.
All the windows in Johannesburg were
broken by the concussion.
ll Is feared thut great loss of life was
caused by the explosion uml the police
and Inhabitants ure engaged in the tvnrk
of searching tnc ruins of the ilemolisaed
buildings for bodies of victims of ihe
ACCIDENT AT A FUNERAL.
Team of Horses Kunsi Away and Crashes
Into the Ilcarso.
Akron. O., Feb. 19. A tea of horses
In the rear of the hearse which was
conveying the remains of James Mc
Lister to the cemetery today ran away
nnd the pole of the carriage crashed
into the hearse, penetrating the casket.
The Ilea rue was nearly overturned.
A half-hours' delay was caused and
the procession proceeded.
The tiolj Ncservc
Washlnglpn. Feb. lit. The treasury gold
leserve at the close of business today
stood ut $1,llL'.ilzu. The withdrawals for.
the day unioilnted to i!:!.1,iio. t'p to'close
of business as reported Id the treasury
tTs.imtl.lMO have been paid in on the recent
bund account, of which $.s.ix),0i': hive
been "taken up" In the treasury figure,
und $Ji.iKl.in mill remaining in national
London,- Feb. 19. The Standard tomor
row will print a dispatch from its Madrid
correspondent saying that Senor Cano
ves Hcl Custlllo, the Spanish prime min
ister, will request Henor Coucas Y. I'll
lan, who recently read before a geogra
phical society a p.ier to which Cnltd
States minister Taylor took exceptions, lo
write an apology to the minister und thus
terminate the Incident.
"Hill N'tc" Seriously III.
Ashevllle, X. C, Feb. 1.-Edgar W. Nye
("Hill Nye"), was stricken with paralysis
at his home at Buck Shoals, eight mile
from Ashevllle, last night, and his con
dition Is such that physicians fear he
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 19. Complete returns
from the city election yesterday give the
Republicans the following majorities:
Ford, for mayor. 1.318; Oourley. for con
troller, 1,W1; Torrence, for treasurer, 2,.iS7.
STATE NEWS NOTES.
A child of Alderman Walter, the defeat
ed candidate for mayor, of Harrlsburg,
drank poison by mistake and died today.
Theodore Hell, a plasterer, commltt-?i)
suicide at Harrlsburg; by shooting himself
through the head t his home, on Harris
street. He was out of employment and
despondent lie leaves a family.
Mr. Hill Objects to the Misguided
Zeal of Temperance Women.
THINKS BEER IS . HEALTHY
A Resolution Offered to Iavestlfiate the
Bond Issues Is Offered by Mr.
Lodga-A Strictly Business
Session in th House.
Washington, Feb. 19. The crusaders
in the cause of temperance reform and
of Sunday rest laws were severely
criticised in the senate today by Mr.
Hill f Bern., N. Y.) lit connection with a
sheaf of petitions in printed form,
emanating from the Women's Christian
Temperance I'liioii, ugalnst the sale of
beer to Immigrants landing on Ellis
Island In New York harbor, and to the
men stationed on Bedloe's Island; and
In connection witli either petitions for a
Sunday rest law in the District of
Columbia. Mr. Hill could not see how
a glass of beer could be of great Injury
to the tempcratwe cause, or have any
serious effect on the health of immi
grants. He thought, on the contrary,
that it was a very welcome thing, und
he referred to the efforts of the well
mehniug but misguided who Hooded
congress with such petitions, us ex
treme paternalism or extreme Koose
veltlsm. As to the Sunday rest law for
the District of Columbia, he did not see
what Interest people In New York could
have in it, unless to regulate the -nn-duct
of their senators and representa
tives. A resolution for an Investigation as
to tho Issue of bonds in 1X!)4. '9,"i and
'116 was ottered by Mr. Lodge (Hep.,
Mass.) and went over till tomorrow.
Notice was given by Mr. Morgan (Dem.,
Ala.) that he would bring up the Cuban
resolution for consideration at 2 o'clock
The diplomatic and consular appro
priation bill was passed and the con
ference report on tho urgent dellclency
bill was agreed to.
lliisincss in tho House.
The house was strictly "business" to
day, and In a live hours' session dis
posed or the two important measures.
The first wus the bill under considera
tion yesterday to extend fof ten years
the time within which the government
may institute suits to annul land pat
ents lllegully or erroneously Issued.
Mr. Hepburn's amendment to restrict
the law olliccrs to cases of fraud was
rejected, as was ulsi. the amendment
proposed by the committee on public
lands to reopen Mexican and Spanish
grants. An amendment proposed by
Mr. Loud ( Hep., Cal.) wus agreed to re
stricting the operations of the law to
pn tents issued under railroad and
wagon road grants. A substitute of
fered by Mr. Moltae (I)cni., Ark.) to
repeal all legislation on the subject wus
voted down U!l to 72 which was a test
vote on the bill. .
The army appropriation bill was also
passed without much discussion, but
most of the new legislation proposed
by the committee on military affairs
went out on points of order. Among
the propositions thus rejected was the
one to compel the president to appoint
paymasters from the line officers of the
army alone, shutting out civilians.
Tho unanimous report of committee
on ways and means ugalnst the pass
age of the bill to regulate the Issue of
linunr licenses wus submitted by Mr.
Evans (Hep.. Ky.) and ordered printed.
The agreement of the conferees on
the urgent deficiency bill wus reported
and concurred In.
HLOWN INTO SHREDS.
Terrible l ata of a Delaware, Lackawanna
nnd Western linglnecr.
Ctica, N. Y Feb. l!i. The boiler of
the locomotive drawing the New York
and Philadelphia express train on the
Deluware, l.ai kawaiiim and Western
railroad exploded near Cussville this
morning. The engine wus what Is
known as a culm burner.
Engineer John Keech, of Binghnm
ton, wus blown Into shreds. The lire
man, John Lewis, ulso of Blnghumton,
was so badly hurt thut ho died soon
after being taken from the wreck. The
engine was torn to pieces. The curs
composing the train remained upon the
track. The shock to the passengers
wus a severe one, but serious injury
was not sustained.
CLARA KA1MON SUCCEEDS.
Relief Can Do Distributed Among Suffer
Washington, Feb. 19. Full success
has attended the efforts of Miss Clara
Barton to prepare the way for the dis
tribution of alms among the sufferers
rnlted States Minister Terrell, at
I'era, Turkey, cabled Hecretary Olney
toduy that he presented Miss Barton
at the Sublime Porte and received re
newed assurances of full proteotion
and aid for her agents in disjienslng
charity. Her assistants go at once to
the Interior of Turkey, while Miss Bar
ton's lieudiitiarters will he established
at Peru. Mr. Terrell closes his cable
gram In these words: "The door i
thus opened wide for charity."
LAD SHOOTS IMS FATHER.
Hoy at rrooksvillo .Mistakes His Par
'ent for n lliirgtar.
Zunesvllle. .. Feb. 10. Henry Bor
ing, of Crooksvllle, was fatally shot at
2 o'clock Suniluy morning by his son
Howard, a iud of IS years. Boring had
been out drinking, and. returning home,
found the doors locked. In endeavor
ing to raise a window he awakened his
wife and son, whose first thought was
The boy. seizing his revolver, fired
twice through the drawn blind window.
both shots taking effect In Boring's
forelieud. Hearing the body fall, lie
summoned neighbors and was horrified
to find he hud killed his father. Young
Boring has surrendered to the authori
ties. QUAY IN WEST VIRGINIA.
Will Be the .second Choice of I Wins'
Washington. 1). C. Feb. 19. Repre
sentative Huling. of West Virginia, the
strongest man in the present congres
sional delegation from that state, said
todny there was a pronounced senti
ment favorable to Senator yuuy as a
presidential candidate among the Re
publicans of West Virginia.
The delegation from the state would
no doubt go to St. Louis Instructed for
Senator Elkins for tho presidency, but
Senator Quay would be their second
DAMAGE FOR BLACKLISTING.
n ichita Hardware Dealer Must' Pay a
Delinquent Customer Slot).
Wichita. Kan., Feb. 19. In the local
court todny Uosella Vogcland was
granted $4iH In her suit for damages
against Fmll Warner, a hardware
dealer of this city.
Mr. Warner Is a memlier of the Mer
chants' Protective association, and was
charged with blacklisting her because
she was delinquent to his Arm. ,
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For eastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey
and Delaware, fuir and colder, with a cold
wave; brisk southwesterly winds.
New York, Feb. 19. Herald's weather
forecast: In the Middle states clear, de
cidedly colder, brisk to westerly inl
northwesterly winds, temperature full
ing tonight below sero in the Delawar
On Friday fair with northerly to north
easterly winds, followed try slightly high
er temperature and cloudiness,
u winds on the coast a night.
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