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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
EIG1IT TAGES 56 COLUMNS.
JSCIiANTOX, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, lERRUARY 21, 1 195.
TWO CEXTS A COPY.
Sale of .
The choicest houi"-keeiiliiK linens that
Hit; world' manufacturers produce at
prices lower than the makers exierleil lo
Utt for them r t-oiii tin- Jobbers. It's a
great uppoi'tunlly for money savins, "nil
u i-liuni'H to secure Table Uneiis. Nap
kins and Towels of superb quality, ut
prices such as you usually pay for Hi-ades
that are at best no better than fairly
Koo.l. The list submitted here Is too
lengthy lo aumit or full descriptions, but
we earnestly Invite every housekeeper In
the valley to cull Hint look the stork over.
II represents months of successful effort
on our part to outdo our own best pre
vious records in this unmial sale, and the
result Is so satisfactory Hint we're both
em-prised und dcllfcliled with It.
CRISPLY TOLi FACTS.
No room for anything else with so much j
that is rich ill value exquisite ill de- :
xittu und quality before us. .
Cream Linen Table
All new. 1 Hither prices represent the
lines! uoods manufactured, with napkins
lo match. None are low grade.
r.n in. whip 2k
r,i In wide
Iii in. wide -8c. I
M in. wide Nfic. I
114 111. Wide 39c.
V- In. wide inc.
7- in. wide lis,-.
72 in. wide 7.V-.
Bleached Linen Damask.
4i In. wide
d In. Wide
r,S III. wide
it:' In. wide....
I 111. Wlile
72 ill. wide
W ill. Wide
Kxtru lionlile Uamask Table l.inen,
Inches wide, (1.50 and $1.05.
Napkins in all sizes to match.
High Class Towels,
Lower Dualities at reduced prices If you
l.",o dozen Wenched II lick, fancy hor
de, s, inc. a pair.
Mi dozen llleached Hiick, Hemmed fancy,
"V. H pair.
Ki dor.en Hamask Towels, White or
Kancy I'oloied Holders, Very extra, 2,"ie.
fiii dozen bleached Dnma.sk Towels, red,
lilin or plain borders, knotted fringe, l'!ic.
r.n dozen Heavy Inniusk Towels, blue,
r-d or Hold borders, HT'sc pair.
40 dozen, ideachel liainusk Towels, kliol-1-d
fringe, plain or fancy border, JPc. u
i.'i dozen extra liiraV and heavy Damask
Towels, Hleuched, 4.1c. a pair.
:fi dozen extra uuullly llleached Hmk
Towels, llem-Stiched, fancy, 4m a pair.
J.', dozen extra tine and largo Damask
Towels, knotted fringe, borders, assorted,
31c. em h.
tin dozen very extra quality UlearhPd
Jlui.-k Towels. em-Stltched. exquisite
, Damask borders, etc., iiic. each.
If. dozen very large size Birds Kye
lileached Linen Towels, Ilein-Htitched,
Very line, TV. u. tinlr.
P dozen new lilea llleached Linen Da
mask Towels, two rows open work, knot
ted fiiiife, Sue. each.
ID dozen matchless Ttleached Damask
Towels, knotted fringe, broad diamond
net work, border, ufio. each.
Great Table Napkin Sale.
All liner T'uinasUs referred lo above nre
exactly matched, but I he rule includes be
sides these every make, size und quality
In the trade. Lack of apace utone pre
vents details being given here,
Scotch and Russian Crash
All qualities. UltucheJ and unbleached.
Trices way down.
Bargains. In White Bed
Jlenimed Crochet guilts, Marseilles
patterns $ C!)
Large Crochet Quills, Marseilles
Hemmed Crochet guilts, Marseilles
Hemmed Crochet guilts, Marseilles
Hemmed Crochet gullis, Marseilles
Marseilles guilts, large and heavy.. 1.37'i
Marseilles guilts, large and lieavv.. 1 . V.
Marseilles guilts, large und heavy..
The ubove represent the best-ki own
makes, and the patterns are the very new
est. In point of vulue we've never seen
Duree Satin Finished
A new thing in America, but long known
s the representative hlgh-cluss Hed
rpread of Britain. Three extra large sizes
I , (2.35 and -'.!.-.
These prices during sale only.
Huslin and Sheetings.
4-4 Unbleached (Vnrle Remus) 3c.
4-4 I'nbleached Atlanta V 4-V.
4-4 Unbleached "Atlantic H" Ii-.e.
4-4 Unbleached "Atlantic A" "i'-.p.
4-4 Bleached "Fearless" B1
4-4 Bleached "Hill" '"..-.
4-4 Bleached "Lonesdale" V
4-4 Bleached "Fruit of the I-oom".... H4i
fi-4 I'nbleached "Lockwood" H',Ar.
B-4 I'nbleached "I-orkwood" loi,..e.
6-4 Bleached "Lockwood" DUc.
SO-Ineh Bleached "Lockwood" loCc.
B-4 Bleached "Lockwood" pv
B-4 Bleached. Vtlca or N. Y. Mills. ..!loij,j
6-4 Bleached, Vtlca or N. Y. Mills 1"c
s-4 Blenched, ITtlca or N. Y. Mills. ...17c!
9- 4 Un-bleaohed, I'tlcaorN. Y. Mills IS'.'.c.
10- 4 Unbleached, Uticaor N. Y ..Mills. 2le"
-4 Unbleached "Lockwood" ic,
10-4 Bleached "Lockwood" 19c.
Notwithstanding this hlg array of fig
ures and, facts we've only told you half
the good things that await you at this
Greatest of our Great Sales.
Bale open Friday, Feb. 21, and continues
ten days only.
PLEAS FOR HELPLESS CUBA
Senators Pull of Patriotism ami
Devotion to the Cause.
MK. CAMEK0X THE LKADEK
He offers a Hcsolmion Asking That the
I'roident Act in Cuba's Behalf A
Mckinley Itooin in the Utilise.
WiiMhliiKton, Feb. 20. For Hi rep hours
and u half toduy the senate was en
gaged in a deliute mi the resolution tor
the r ignil Ion of the belligerent rights
of the I'llban insurgents. anJ ulie allel -natlve
resolution for the recognition of
Cuban Independence. There was u very
full ittleinlance uf senators, unci tlie gnl
lerles were lilleii by all Interested mid
unmet lilies exc ited assemblage of tneti
anil women. The debate nun opened by
Senator Cull ( Keni., Flu.) uinl i-iuitinucd
by Caiiier.iu l Kep., I'a.) who offered u
substitute for the cnni'iirreiit resolution
in these words:
"Tlmt the presliletit Ih heri'by request
ed to Intel .mse his friendly ntlices with
I lie Spnnlsh roveriiment for the rocoanl
tioil of the inilependciii'e of ('libit. "
In a written s:ieech he deidareil (hut
til" (itii'stion whs no I'lnger one of bel
ligerency, but idle of Independence. He
wanted the g;uveruiiient to Hi t. The
pulley which he nilvoealed was, he as
serted, the policy of the Kcpuhlicaii
party und of the Anierlcun people.
He was followed by Senators Lodue
(lt p., Muss.) and Morgan llcin.. Ala. I
Mr. .Morgan wus the nut nor nf the
riilicui'l'eiit resolution niul repoited it
from the committee on foreign rela
tions. Kuril sprerlt ill succession
seemed to outstrip the other In patriotic
fervor und in devotion t" the Cuban
('ausr: and sumo of the speerhes nt
tiarled applause from the galleries.
.Mr. Morgan opened on a very conser
vative line. Intt us he progressed, tinrl
as he was drawn out by the Inquiries
of other senators, he seemed to give free
scope to Ills mil convictions and de
sires, and expressed himself in no doubt
ful or hesitutiiiK hiiiguuge, in favor or
taking the most advanced position. lie
declared his hi lief that Spall) would not
release her hold upon I lie throat of
Culm and tlmt she would rot her lose the
Island ns the result of war with the
I'nited Sides than yield It for a price,
or lose it through the success of the In
surrcrtion. At one point in Ills speech
he exclaimed passionately that In u cer
tain event it was our "duty to draw the
swoiil. lay it on the .table and say. to
Spain, 'If you want to take it tip. take
It up.' " This exclamation, of rourse,
lrw down the applause of the galleries.
Mr. Morgun was not able to llnish his
speech, but will continue It at the ses
sion of Mouilny next the senate ml
jotirniiiK ut ,i.:io till Suturdiiy, when Hip
president pro ten) (Mr. Frye. Hep.. Me.)
Is to read Washington's farewell ad
dress. A doom for Mckinlev.
The consideration of the Indian ap
propriation bill, the prinripul topic be
fore the house today was marked by
Uo Incidents one of Piterest. the other
of Importance. In the gi'iiera! debate
on the measure, Mr. I Wilson tllep.,
Olilo) ilepurtlng from the text before
him, made u siieecli udvocutlmr the
passage of a protective tariff lilll. in
the course of which he hud read from
the clerk's desk extracts from the
speech of .Major McKinley at the Mar
quette club dinner In Chicago, February
12. Kfforts by the friends of other
presidential candidates to head off this
advertisement of the Ohio candidate
on (he lloor of the house were unavail
ing. When the committee of the whole
reached the puiagraoh In the bill pro
viding for Ihe pay of the live Indian
Inspectors, a motion was made to re
duce tivlr sularles from $:!.nmi to $2,.".nn.
Tlmt had been done In tin; last two
previous bills, und the notion of I lie In
dian committee in lixiiig llirin at the
llguie named in the statute establish
ing: the office, met objection on both
sides of t lie chamber. The motion to
reduce tli" salaries was mude by Mr.
f joi kery (Item.. Mo.) ami supported by
Messrs. Cannon (Hi p..lll,) niul Hemen
way (Uep., nd.) members of the appro
prhilions committee ami by Mr. DiiiKley
(Hep., Me.) chairman of the coinniltteo
on ways and means. The latter jren
tlemun earnestly appealed to the com
mittee of the whole not to follow the
Indian committee in Its policy of rnhi
Iiik salaries, und was answered by Mr.
Crisp l Dent., 4a.) who said that the
proposition to reduce the salaries of
Indiuu inspectors wus us uiijustiduble
as would be one to reduce the salary
of the Keiitleniun from Maine ami com
pel him to accept the reduced salary
In lieu of the one lixed by law. The
Indian committee's position was sup
ported by Mr. Hopkins (Hop.. III.) ami
Mr. Sherman (Uep.. X. Y.) chairman
and the Dockery amendment was de
feated ."ill to 9::. I
The general pension upprntirlntiou
bill wus sent tn conference on the ills
HKreoiiiK votes of Ih- two houses and
the senate itiiieinlinenls to the diplo
matic and consular bill were umeed to.
Tliis now ;roes to the president for his
Mr. Willis (Hep., Del.) reported favor
ably from the committee on UKrleullure
the senate Joint resolution directini; the
secretary of ufii'lriiUtnv to purchase
and distribute seeds in IHIMi us was done
in former years, and ask Immediate ar
tlon. An object Ion by Mr. F.rthvln
Dcni., l'u.) sent It to the calendar.
di:al ix mini: ikuii-:kty.
Over S'l.lOn.OOO Paid for a Third Inter
est in Dakota l.nnj.
Ileadwood, S. D Feb. 2.-The biggest
deal In mining property In the history of
the lilack Hills was concluded .Monday.
For several months pusl n .New York syn
dicate has hid a bond on a large block of
producing mines, and, after paying
.Messrs. Hague and Duggilt $:ii!,iOfi to in
spe..': It, were sallslied wllh the proper
ty, hut could not raise the iiinonnt of the
bond, which was $i.'m.i,iK).
A romnromlse was made Monday,
whereby the New York parlies paid over
Jl.liKi.lPOii for qiin-thlrd of the capital stock
of I lie company. No rlimiKe In the m:i!i
ageinent of the company's affairs will he
FRO F.N WHILE DRUNK.
The Winnebago Indlniis Indulge in Their
Last War Hanec.
Pender, Neb., Feb. 20. Three Indians re
siding In the vicinity of Hlg Horse farm,
on Ihe Winnebaiio reservation, near Civ.
creek, secured three gallons of whl--ky
at fender yesterday evening, and after
comfortably tilling Iheinselvea with Ihe
liquor proceeded to hild nn old-time
war dance, stripping to tlie skin for that
After thoroughly exhausting them
selves, ond being in a drunken stupor,
thev wandered out some tlltnnce on the
reservation. They were found tills morn
ing by a parly of while men froseii to
Daniel Kcsslcr Shoots Ilia Cousin nnd
Johnstown, fa., Feb. 20. Daniel Ressler,
of Cramer. Indiana county, aged " yen's,
shot and fatally wounded his cousin, ICIla
Ressler, aged 18, and then killed himself,
while walking along the highway between
Cramer and ' Conemaugh Furnace this
afternoon, liessler dlcil instantly, and
'the Kill's .if alii Is momentarily expected.
The cause of the tragedy is supposed to
have been the Kil l's coiitlnnt d rejection of
Kc.-oder's offers of mii'.i'iaue. lie (ml
made threats to take her life at differ
ent limes and twice armed himself and
lay In wail to kill her, birt the weanon was
taken away from him both limes. Messier,
who was n miner, had a bud reputation
and drank heavily at times.
Sll.VKK vix; WINS.
Hemocrutic Convention to llo
lli lJ Juno JT.
Indianapolis, I ml., Feb. 20. The Demo
cratic state lommiiiie met today to lix
III'.- dale of lie slale roil ell lion. Tllere
had been an ae;le eoiuest between the
"Sliver und Sound .Money" Wilms of tile
pji:y. the former ilt-irliiR to have the
stale r.ai hei Ink" before the iuitlon.il con
vention lu order fiat they mluht inuke a
sliowtiiK of ylifnuth there, ami the l-it'ee
ileslrlii"; lo have I: after the national
meeting, in order to avoid controversy
over the state platform.
The Influence of Senntors Voo-hees nn I
Turple was thrown wil1 tl' silver w'tiir
cud it won the t'cht "is'lv. il,-, ilni hei"ir
ilxed June 14. iwo weeks before the na
V 1 1-LA I X 0 i S('1 1 1 X A M A X.
Tnticcd l.lttle (iirls Into His Ucn nnd
Ktiincd ihem -tialv l.scnpcii l.yncliinfi
IhroiiQli Vigilance of n Sheriff.
Helena. Mont.. Feb. 20. Several days
nco a committee of t'himtmcn called
il pun Attorney Knscoe, at Marysvale,
informinir him thu' Ah Sam, a t'lilna
mii il. was in the habit of enticiiij; youni;
Kills Into liis cabin nnd assaulting:
Ihem. A wateii was yet last' night, and
two gills, aged S and 1". were seen en
tering. Constables llenilrlx and Johe,
with I heir assistants, forced hi) en
trance, catchins; tli Chinaman in a
compromising situation with Annie
Hlorcr. tile elder of the g:lrls. Sam at
tempted to shoot, but wuh overpowered
and taken lo jail.
Tlie news snnad like wihl-flre. and
a mob numbering a hundred men. with
ropes for lynching the Chinaman, col
lected and started for the Jail. The
authorities, fearing such notion, hud
secured a team. As the mob en tern I
the front door the prisoner went out
the rear In chaise ut tlie sheriff and
an assistant, who started for Helena,
twenty-live miles awuv. The mob was
furious at being deeivert, but did not
follow, not knowing which route was
taken. The rig tlie sheriff wus tisliiK
broke down a few miles from Marys
vale, and his assistant. Ruing back for
a new one. could not return to the
sheriff that day. as the mob leudcrs
watched him. Tonight he returned un
der cover of darkness, und the men
ure now en route to Helena.
During the day the sheriff nnd h!
prisoner were compelled to hide In the
underbrush to keep front being discov
ered by a party of lynchers that start
ed out when tlie sheriff's assistant re
turned for another wuprnn.
Investigation revealed the fact that
the Chinaman had been in tlie hublt of
enticing little girlH Into his cabin by
giving them first candy, then small
sums of money. In tills inumicr he hud
accomplished the ruin nf uliout u dozen
gills, the oldest not over t:t. Other
Chinamen were ufriiid tn tell, fearing
Sum, who has u bad reputation, he
having killed several men. Finally,
fearing the mutter would come out uny
way, and all would be driven out of
town, a committee was appointed tn
tell Uoscoe, nil the Chinamen in town
pledging not to tell on each other
should Same escape.
FIGHT WITH HOBBKKS.
Ono Deputy Killed and Six Wounded In
a Haid I pun a Tough Saloon in
Washington. Feb. 20. Jackson City.
Va., at tlie Virginia end of long bridge,
leading across from Wushington to the
old dominion, a place that bus for u
long time been the resort of thl'ves.
und the lower element tlmt follows the
race track was tonight tlie scene of u
tragedy in which one man was killed
and six wounded.
Six deputies of Alexandria rminty
made a raid upon a saloon kept by John
Nelson. They expected tn llnil stolen
property and a gambling parapher
nalia. As the posse entered tile house
.Nelson became aware of their Intention
ami immediately begun tiring. Harry
Candler, the bnrleml")'. followed bis
employer's example ami u fusllade of
biillels met tlie otlicers. About twenty
or thirty people were in the saloon ut
the lime hut soon tied from danger.
Tlie attack of N'eison niul his bar
tender took tlie oiliicts unawares and
before they could draw llicir weapons
Special Deputy lieiijaiuiii Dines (col
ored) was instantly killed. Sperial
Deputy Johnson shot in the neck and
Deputy I'M. Dlletl llliall li'reiVeil 11 bul
let in Iheehin w liieii laid him prostrate.
Charles O'Neill, known um l'cg O'Neill,
by rca.:ou of Imviii;' a wnndeu leg ami
wlio was a huii'ver mi ut the saloon
cHine to the ussistam',' d' the posse
and received a liiill' t ill the eye loom
the pistol oi' Nelson. Nelson ami Cund-b'l-
lied and the wound, n nu n were
brought to tile Kmcrgcney hospital at
Washington where they received medi
cal ntteinlaiiee. Deuterium) seemed
the worst injured but the physicians d
not think lie will die.
t : a m i a i ; x :( .u . i r 1 1 1: .
Hepublicun Congies.louiil Caucus l.f feats
nil Oigan atimi
Wnxhli.slon, Feb. 31. The liepalilb en
cot3iv?.Iotiul caucus loi.ii:! n.ui ;. I a
les.iliKluii uf) t zed by Si 'ialor I'll. in. Her, of
New I luiupsidi '. providing for 111' furni
alliiii of rjiiia .islonu! cuiniialgn coin
mittec tor Hie I'l! y-f,uit!i i oagr,i. Tli.
r -olut!ii:i provided tiait e:uii stale hav
ing representation In congr-ss sil ill be
eii llleil ,o a member of the eaiiip.i'-'ii
campaiKii conimiuee and aiitholz s the
various stale conarc.-slaaal delveatiiias to
nominate m iiiIhih liier for. These air
lo be nanifd within ten days. The folio,-.-,
lug wire eho.-ei! tonight: Conn'tr-ui.
Itepn iM'UM'.lve c. A. KiisTll: l lihii. I-M-gur
Wilson: Illinois. J. D. Caiman: In
diana. Jes.-.- ( iversM-er't ; Iowa, .1. A. T.
Hull: Kansas. C. I. Long; Kentucky. D. '1.
Ciil.on: Massachusetts. I. D. Ap-d-y:
Molilalia. C. St. II irtman: New Hampshire.
Sietuitor (i:il:m.'e-: New Vo' k. J. 3. Stu-r-mtin:
Xm-tji H.iki'a. M. N. Join -cti;
nlilii. J. II. lii-otnweP; Pennsylvania. ,1. 1-1.
Uiybiirn; South Dakota. Senator fetti
crcw. Tennessee. 11. It. Illteson: l'liih. C.
11. Allen; WhI Vlrvinla. Warren Miller;
Arizona, N. i. Murphy. New Mexico. T.
li. Ceiron. and (llslabomi. D. L. Flvni.
North C-rollna has decided upon Sei
otrr PritehH'-d. but his name was not
Mr. Orosvepov, of Ohio, n-eslil.vl at 'h
cnic-us and no business licyond forni-it'on
of the roncrcslsomil campaign comtnlt'.ee
ht'd i on-iiierction.
The serale was rtireeute'l hv M'-.
Chandler. New Hampshire; fVilliuarr.
New Hampshire, and I'ettigrew, South
HAIU.I OOI I.I) IT THE SNOW.
Suffcrlns of n I'nmilv Made Homeless
hv I'l re.
Wllkes-Marre, fa., Feb. 2U. J.imes Con
nor's risliletice, near Shlekshlnny. was
desiroyed by fire this mornlnir. The mem
bers of the femlly esca-ic-l In their night
rlolhrs und walked a half mile in thelr
bnre feci to n neighboring; house.
The feet of -the four children w ere ba lly
llnmiuct for the Jiidc.
Williamport. fa.. Feb. . The Lycom
ing County liar association had as its
gueat.1 ait a banquet this evening-the seven
Judges of the Superior court. The ban
quet was preceded by a reception, .
One Hunt red I'crsons lklicvcil to
Have Hern Killed.
THE TRAGEDY AT Vlf.DEXDOKI
twenty Tunn of Dynamite l.xplode ut
One Time Houses Wrecked-Many
la nil I ics (tendered tlomelc-ui.
Kceovering the todies.
Johannesburg. Feb. 20. The details
of the uwful results following an ex
plosion of dynamite ut Viedemlorp yes
terday ure being received. Many per
sons have been rendered homeless,
about loo persons are believed to huve
been killed, from 2U0 lo IIU0 men, women
nnd children were severely Injured, und
many otheis were more or less hurt.
Vieilt liilnrp. where the explosion took
place. Is u suburb of this city. There is
a railroad depot used for the loading
und unloading of freight cars convey
ing material to and from the mining
points In the vicinity. Viedemlorp is,
very thickly .populated, principally by
the poorer classes of the white inhabi
tants of the Kami. by. Malays, Kuttlra,
and Chinamen. Among the freight cars
standing nn the shunt lines tllere yes
terday were eight trucks loaded with
dynamite. The dynamite wus In cases,
with canvas coverings. No particular
anxiety was fell on its account, tlie
people of this purl of tlie country being
familiar with tlie use of dynamite in
The explosion took place late In tlie
afternoon, when thousands of persons
were at home or returning to their
homes. The explosion was so awful In
Its intensity that Ihe ground for miles
around was shaken as If by an earth
quake houses rocked anil fell, masses
nf Iron, earth, stone and wood were
hurled skyward, the windows of almost
every house In Johannesburg were
broken, and bodies of victims were
hurled I'llo tlie air.
The explosion tore a hole 2u0 feet lone
and 811 feet wide on the spot where the
eight trucks uf dynamite stood. The
whole of tlmt Uarter of Johannesburg
was literally blown to pieces. The ef
fects of tlie explosion could be seen over
u radius of mure I bun a mile, ami al
most everything within a half mile of
Ihe spot was destroyed or injured. The
bodies of victims, terribly mutilated,
were literally heaped upon the ground.
The persons who were killed were most
ly Malays. Kaffirs, and Chinamen. Few
whites lived In Viedemlorp. A number
of white persons, however, including six
white girls, were killed.
Scorch fur the Dead.
Tlie bodies 'if forty persons were
picked up ut once and carried away
from the scene, while Hie search of tin;
ruins continued without intermission.
More than 2UU severely injured persons
were also enrried away. They are be
ing cared for in Johannesburg, together
with those whose homes were destroyed
by the explosion.
In Johannesbtii'G Itself pieces of Iron.
Mow. und bricks are scattered about
and almost every bul'Ung has felt tlie
Hlioc more or less. The headquarters
of tlie Wanderers' club Is being used as
How the explosion occurred is not
know n, but it is thought that one of the
Kaffirs inuy have attempted to open
one of tlie cases during the night, not
knowing what it contained,
A popular subscription has been
opened for the relief of the Injured amt
homeless. Already more than I.IUO.OfH)
has, been raised, and the amount will
probably- reach $.'i(ni,0uu before night.
Steps have already been taken ulso to
clear away th' debris from Mie razed
ground. A portion of the money sub
scribed will be Invested In building
materials uml tlie work of rebuilding
the suburb will begin at once. The
Doers and fit landers are co-operating
harmoniously In the relief work. Presi
dent Kruger has telegraphed his sym
pathy with the people of Johannesburg,
und lie is keni informed on all the de
tails of the great culamity.
AXOTIIKK WAK VESSEL.
I Ilia .Monitor Monadnock Is Added to
I nclc Sam's Navy-lntcrcMing History
1 of Hie Hunt.
Washington. Feb. 20. Another linr
i bur defense vessel, practically new, was
j milled to the f nited States navy today
i when the monitor Monuduock wus
placed in commission at Mare Island.
. fill. The Monadnock litis an interest
1 ins history. She was one of the war-
time monitors of the Kit lesson type,
! and was the tlrst of lhe vessels to
, inuke a long sen voyage. Despite pre
j diriinns of disaster, ihe navy depart.
1 incut decided to rend her from the Atlantic-
to ih.' I'uciltc coast, und Com
iiuiiider (imw rem-admiral) Uunrr. suc
c -.-Awfully plloK-iI her through th straits
nf Magellan and around to Ihe Man
. Island navy aid.
In Secretary lioln-son's adminisliii
. lion tlie Miiiiiiilimrk was arib red to lie
. repaired, which meant, under u liberal
1 construct Ion of tlx law at that time.
that she should be rebuilt. Material
j lor her reconsl ruction was sent to tlie
! Faeitic. hut while the Monadiiock wan
: being convcyt il in San Fraie-iseo by the
Vessels II ill t a i 11 i ng lier news tlttlngs,
i both sank in a st-ino. The Mona Inock
: iriualiieil li.-nli r wal l- for a lone time,
hut wan tiuallv raised, as was the nia
! terlal. iicrctary ll'-iiirrt decided that
; the vessel was v.-nrlh converting into a
j innultor of l'u- mode: n tpe. and now.
after nearly twenty years have elapsed
I since this was tlrst contemplated. h"
' has become an up-to-date wutsl.ip. The
i Monadnock is clas.-cil as a low-free-board
monitor. She is constructed of
Iron, has twin screws, an indlcn icd
horsepower of :j.'Mt. u displacement of
:;.!i!i(i tons. Her main battery consists
of six guns.
STRUCK I5Y A CAiiOOSE.
Several losctigers in u Street Car Are
.lepey City, -N. J.. Feb. '.'"-While a llo
hoken horse car was cro iCmg the tra.-AS
of the Kric railroad a; !ui-e street this
a: .11 m. ,:i r. My nig cu boose struck It broad,
side and threw il from the track. Ther.
were thirteen people In the car and the
following w:c hint:
Mrs. M. K'.uerwald, aged S3, Holiok-a.
cut about the head and body by Hying
glris; Ahram l.ros, age-l :ta. Joriey Ci.y.
injuie.i Internally: AMuris Fogelsen, aged
Holioketi, cut ahoii: head; Kdward S.
Voorlils, New York, liruiat-d a noli; he.i.l
nnd body; Mrs. tleoi-ge ft.iiiiard, aged III,
l.yndhurst, X. .1.; cut about the arms und
head: Harry Hurnard. ' aged .Vj, l.ynd
hurst, N. J., injured Internally.
ELVIX IS STUONCiER.
Ills Attornev Tiles Wessons fur a New
West Chester, Pa., Feh. 2. Counsel for
Thon.aa Klvin. tlie convicled murderer,
today tiled reasons in court for a new
trial. They base their phu on ihe fact
that a man whose name had not beei)
drawn from the Jury whe-l hud served on
thejiiryith.it convicted Klvlu. The name
ilr.mtl from the wheel was William .1.
Penny-packer, of Fas; Town, and the sum
mons wus served upon Willhiin II. Penny
pucker, of ihe adjoining township of
Kehiiylklll. The latter came to West
Chester und served on several Juries lim
ing the term of court without the mis
take being noticed. He went on the Klvlu
jury without objection from either side
and It was not until after the verdict had
been rendered thai the error was discov
ered. District Attorney Hslilwln will oppose
the m-unting of a new trDil.
Klvin Is stronger physically than he was
a week ago.
Governor Hastings Kclcasci Several Men
Who llavo Hoc n Convicted of Crime.
llarrisbiirg, l'a., ivii. i:i. Pardons were
signed today by liuvei nor llumlng us
Abe Perelstine, of Allocheny county,
coiuleied of ronspir.-u-y anl si-ateneed to
one year's iniiu Isiiimieiit : I MnDl SJougli,
of Heaver coiituy. couvL-t i d of larceny
and receiving stolen gools sind ww'j.il
I lee. 17, imu, i . Imprisoned lo Tree
.veins and nine months; William C. .Mill, r,
of Snlnersr: collllly, eolix li-led of muriler
in Ille second demee oil .1 line l.i, s2, aim
sentenced to Imprisonment in I lie Wen.ern
penitentiary for ten years" ; anil Jacob S.
Hurst, of Cumberland -ruiity, ci.:ivlct"d
of aggravated assault ;iinl sentenced lo
eleven months' liuprisoniut-nt 111 Ihe coun
0EF FOR BATTLKCR0l.DS.
.Mahcr, I itsimmoiis and i:ifiht Car l.ouds
af Anxious Sports Depart from LI Paso.
Destination I nkminii.
KI Paso. Texas. Feb. 20. Shortly af
ter 9 o'v'lock tonight tht? c-rowd of in
tending' participants Ik-kju.ii to line up
again ut hcudguarters.
There were perhaps 250 sports from
outside the city, while trip local frater
nity wus represented l- about a liftli
of that mimlH-i-, As ea-li man received
his paste board, the rendezvous for the
departure wus given in an undertone.
Malu-r drove by at $).:!( with, u big
crowd of enthusiastic friends in bis
rear. He was given a. cheer us he
passed Ihe otlice and i.oklng a face
wreathed with smiles out of the win
dow, he waved Ills hand in response.
Mailer will have In IiLm corner tomor
row. Jim Hull. ISuck fonnelly, Peter
Howry. Jack Qulnn ami Peter Hyrnes,
wlille Parson Davies will net as Ills
timekeeper, Fltzslninii ns will have
behind him Martin Juliun. Juck Kver
hardt, Jack Slelzener and Jack JlcCoy.
while Hugh Kane will probably act lis
n timekeeper. Hat .Masterwm will of
llciate as master of ceremonies nnd
chief Ri-i grant-n t-iirms. leorge Siler
as referee and Lou JloUHenian, as olll
(iovernor Thornton, of N- Mexico,
arrived in the city this afternoon and
was closeted for un hour with one of
his representatives who lias been under
cover lu town for ten days. Kuhse
iiuently, however, the nvcrnor said lo
tlie I'lilted Press rrprenMitatlve that
his visit had no relation to tin? light.
The latest tips alloat were taken across
the river to the Mexlcun authorities
by mounted couriers.
Just before train time-. FllJtslmmotis
nnd Julian were brought to Dan Stu
art's ofllce in a carriage. Julian, on
behalf of Fltzslmmons, demuiulcU that
the purse be converted Into money to
he paid at the ringside. He Insisted
that no checks would be fought for or
uccepted by Fltzslinnioiisj. To this Stu
art agreed. Stakeholder O'Wourke was
hunted up nnd produce-d the checks,
Tlie currluge wus sent out for tlie cash
iers of the bunks and when they ap
peared nt their respective? Institutions,
Ihe vaults were opened and flO.oon in
new one hundred dollar liilis counted.
$ii,000 from the Stute Dunk nnd $4. "ml
from the First National. The entire
pile was turned over lo Iteferee (leorge
Siler. who wrote a note to Julian, stat
ing that he would produce it at the
ringside. Later Julian nald he would
demand to see it before the trull pulled
out. "I don't mistrust any of these
people," said he, "but we. have been
turned down once and we propose to be
on the safe side tills tim."
Hepiiiture Is Miidc.
The departure was marie over the
Southern Pacllic road shortly after ID
o'clock. There were not ti tlouen men hi
tlie entire eight couch loads, however
who knew Just where they were going
to bring up. Kvery other man hud u
different tip, and each was positive that
his was the only sinum pure article.
There was surface indicut ions, however,
that the Ilrst destination was Del Kin.
a point in the Sanderson hranch of the
Southern Pacillc railway "el Kin is
4.13 miles distant from this? city. Across
the Uio Crundc. Del Norte, the Mexi
can town is in tlie state of t "oiihullu uml
outside of the jurisdiction of (Iovernor
Almmndu. The nearest military post
is that of Porflrero Diaz, and is seventy-live
miles distant. FVr scores of
miles around the country is wild niul
mountainous, while the hills contain a
score of level plateaus that would make
an Ideal spot for the encounter.
Those closest to tlie promoters believe
that 1 hist Is the destination, hut there
are ol hers who claim to ha ve authentic
Information Unit Ihe intention is to run
to Del Kio or Luugtry. u Htatloii forty
miles tills side, and then double bark
to Fori Hancock, llfty-t liree miles from
here, where the Mexican frontier is
reached in a wulk of n mile and a quar
ter. Color Is given to this theory by
a remark of one of Ihe managers, to Ihe
effect that while it would take seven
In twelve hours to reach the buttle.
Ki ouiid, the ii-l ill n mig ht be made in
two hours If the engine-r was so dis
ltnseil. The wires tomorrow will lake
up the thread of the stmy. whether the
strands be. Hooting in old Mexico or
New Mi xii-o, in Texas or in Arizona.
Dull men claim to he in flue physical
condition, ami each expresses himself
coiiiideiit of winning.
Tlie I'nited Press l-nrn'l tonight that
the Mexican authorities -were advised
several days ago that tin- ling wa.-t in
nroccss of erection near 1 ie Klo nnd
that the klnetoscone apparatus was on
the ground. The mountainous nature
of the counliy however, makes Ihe bat
tic ground inaccessible to Mexican
troops unless they rross the Ainericuii
side at Fugle Puss, and to do this, it
would lie necessary to obtain a permit
from the war department.
SUPERIOR COURT OPINIONS.
Decisions Kcndcrcd at the "-icssions Held
nt VI illi.inisport.
Willlamsiibrt. Pa.. Feb. 2. The follow
ing opinions were handed down today by
the Superior court:
Hy Illce, president jiiilg Sinners vs.
llowey: appeal from Uirkan anna ciati
tv: Jiidu-iiien: attirmed.
"llv Willurd Heiiiu- vs. i'enple'i P.-iliw-iv
company, l.uzirne; Judgment mlli-mod.
1-tiirst vs. WelKi-nborn; appeal C. P., Lu
zerne county; Judgment attlrmetl.
ily Hi aver Joi-.t s vs. Sniuchiimia foal
company: appeal from I'.. Luzerne
conn y; judgment allirnie l. .Mnngoin-Ty
& l'u. vs. Keys-tone Fibre eoniiany. an-pi-llii
ills : iipuerl from ('. !.. Alnnroe coun
ty: decree conlirnVng Ihe u tntilors' re.yce-t
Is reversed and tiie record remitted to the
court below that distinction be made to
the Hen of the Must Stroml-riirg Lumber
company, limited, dilil, sr.jms.os. with in-tere-.-
to the dote of saler cost of this
enpial to be paid bv nppellr e. .Intics vs.
M and, el hI.: appeal from . P., Luzerne
courty: judgment affirmed.
Ily Smith Farley vs. Newton: lipped
from ( P. laizi rue eottr.:y : .iiidKm"nt af
firmed. Common to ie or lon Sny.b-r
and ("leorge it. olid Samuel Hnyiler: iip
penl from C. P., Luzerne county; Judg
The court n'ljournrd 'o eonvf ne at llar
risbiirg Tuesday, March in.
"Dill Nvo" Is Hying.
Ashevllle. X. C, Feb. 10. I-Mgnr W. Nye,
the humorist, Is no belter today and ihe
end may come ut any time, tie lies un
conscious, but restless. s if In pain.
All hi children are now -w ith him and a
brother from Minneapolis is expected Saturday.
MURDERERS AWFUL DEATH
James J'itzgcralil Tortured on the
THE PRISONER HANGED TWICE
Hope lirenks and Allows tho Condemned
.Man to lull to tint Ground Alive.
He Walls on tho Urlnk of Eiei
nit jr for Another Halter.
St. Louis. Mo., Feb. 20. Misman
agement, Incompetency und torture of.
liciuted lit the hanging of James Fitz
gerald in Hie Four courts jail yards
this morning. Two reprieves had
lengthened the misery of the con
demned. At VI o'clock midnight (Iov
ernor Stone telegraphed from Jeffer
son Oily that the hanging should not
take pluce before lu u. in. This gave
every one but Fitzgerald hope of com.
mutation, as thu parents of the mur
dered girl had wired strong pleas to the
governor for t'he condemned.
The two hundred spectators In tlie
Jail yard were far more Impressed than
he as they counted the minutes of life
still remaining lo him. When the
tower clock struck ten Sherltf Troll
still hesitated. At this moment the
sheriff received the following telegram:
Feb. '.II. 9.40 a. 111.
Henry Troll, Sheriff.
I decline to further interfere in the case
of jHmes Fll.geralii. You can, therefore,
only discharge your duty.
(Signed) V. J. Stone, "iovernor.
Then the solemn procession from the
condemned man's cell begun. Father
McKrlane, reading tlie prayers for the
dying supported Fitzgerald to the foot
of the scaffold. Sheriff Troll led him ti
the trap and adjusted the rope and
hood and to the concealed hangman
said: "All right." At exactly 10.17
o'clock the trap was sprung. Fitzger
ald's body shot downward. Instead of
slopping when the rope's end was
reached, there was a sharp snap, a wail
from the unfortunate wretch and Fitz
gerald's body luy writhing on the
ground. The rope had broken.
Alive und Conscious.
twicers at once rushed to the spot and
found that Fitzgerald was still alive
und conscious. "My (!od, my tlod. m V
I throat" he groaned. Kefore the horror
stricken watchers could touch him, he
arose. Standing up with the black cap
over the face and the broken Instru
ment of death dangling from hist neck,
lie walked into the morgue where he
was given stimulants. He wus more
anxious than his executioners for death
and begged that the end come iptiekly.
When a second rope was culled for,
none was lo be had, and Fitzgerald lay
moaning on a slab In the morgue, while
a messenger was sent a distance of nine
sipiures for a new rope. Father McKr
lane bent over the body of Fitzgerald
and recited prayers. Once Fitzgerald
raised his hand pulled the head of the
priest to his face and whispered earn
estly for half a minute. What that
communication wus will never be
known, but the face of the priest, then J
asby pale, turned scarlet and tears fell
from his eyes.
At 10.4.1 the nieKVenger arrived with a
new rope, which was quickly adjusted
and Fitzgerald was carried to the scaf
fold. It was necessary for two deputy
sheriffs to hold him up while the noose
was placed. Fitzgerald's only words
were pleas for haste.
At 1l.li:' the trup was again sprung
and at 1 1. lit the attending physicians
pronounced life extinct und the corpse
was given to relatives.
To say tlmt the community Is indig
nant at the sheriff nnd his assistants is
putting It mildly. Sheriff Troll says ull
the usual tests were applied to the death
apparatus before tlie hanging, and that
the horrible scene at the lirst attempt
was wholly due to some defect in the
rope that could not be foreseen.
MK. PENCE'S SCHEME.
Ho Demonstrates How the Silver In
fluence ( an llo .Mude Powerful tn the
Coining Presidential I lection.
New Hoilielle, N. Y Feb. 10. Ex
Congressman Penco. of Colorado, spoke
here this evening at the town hall be
fore a large assemblage on "The Great
West, Its People, id-sources and Fu
ture." After speaking to his subject for some
time, Mr. Fence touched UMin the sil
ver question und gave his opinion as to
how it would affect the presidential
"Tliere is a strung probability," said
he, "that tlie substantial and decisive
power of the west in political matters
will be called to the attention of tlie
country and tho world in an effective
manner this yeur. If Hie Republican
party nominates a gold slondurd candi
date upon a gold standard platform, as
seems probable, und the Ucmorratio
party Humiliate an cmuIvocuI candidate
upon an equivocal platform, as seems
piobiilib'. the free coinage question will
be pre.-i-nleil us the paramount issue
by the union of the free coinage forces
of ull parties and u campaign will fol
low that will "111 v the woods" in tile
wesl and soulh. The chances of its
success will res-, in the Possibility of
keeping: tile Kepulilhuil candidate from
receiving a majority in the electoral
college. Thai accomplished the elec
. lion of president will fall to the pies
cut house of reiirc-enttives on a roil
cull of the states, each state casting one
(in such a roll cull the congressmen
' from ten wes'.'-rn Mules can make the
president und lie- free coinage candi
date may win. The coaler of popula
tion in our country Is now west of
Ohio. The center of political power In
1VH5 may be found west of the Mis
sissippi." HE GOT A BAD KX0CK.
; Drunken Man Pound Wounded and Semi
j Conscious at .Midnight.
j Two street car men on their way
home nt midnight lihu-overed a man
! lying on the ground about twenty feet
i north of the farther end of Hoaring
j Itrook bridge, semi-conscious and cov
, ered with blood. Patrolman Oeschcldle
; was summoned and the man was con
; vcyed to the South Shi- station house
; a ud Inter to the Lackawanna hospital,
i He had u ugly gash on the right side
J of his forehead which was probably In
! Illcted by fulling against a sharp polnt
! ed rock.
He gave Ills name as Charles Mark
qultt, of l.'ilx Crown avenue, but could
not tell how he came by his wound.
He wus very drunk even after reaching
the hospital and made no end of trouble
for tlie doctor and attendants by his
ci ntrariiies-s. The hospital authori
ties expressed Ihe opinion that the
wound wai K rather severe one to re
sult from a ft. II and that in had more
tin- appearance of having been Inlllcted
by a weapon. There were, however,
no evidences of robbery.
The (Sold Reserve.
Washington. Fell. 2i. The treasury gold
reserve at the '-lose of business today
stood at re.tlS.MI. The withdrawals for
the day aggregated II .u!i!i.Ss7. It Is e
pecled thai Ion olio w ihe gold reserve will
exceed luu,i "
Large and MagnJfcent
- Stock of
Unique and exclusive
Our Stock as usual com
prises the Latest Paris
Novelties, and being our
own importation, the de
signs are exclusive, and
in addition our stock of
Js very complete and we
cordially invite an early
inspection while the lines
are complete. Elegant
Stock of Latest Trim
mings. 510 and 512
Are tale Builders.
Our Winter Shoes must
go. You need the Shoes;
we need the room.
IH AND 110 W YOMING AVE.
Great reductions in
prices before taking
inventory in ... .
408 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
Wl Allll R KI 1'OKl.
For eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey
ami l)i 'aware, continued fair nd cold
weather; westerly winds.
New York, Feb. 21. Herald's WW the
foreinrt: In the Mlildlo Mules and Saw
KnxlHinl lodny clear wester will pre
vh'I iih liiish lo freeh westerly anl
northwesterly winds and slightly lower,
followed in thi section by nearly st.
-tiontiry and slljihtly hiKher teini-srwtiir.
(in Huturday in both of thew section taJr
warmer weather will prevail with, (Ml
westerly and south westerly wiada