The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 24, 1896, Image 1
1 THE:ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY: IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY. EKIIT PAGES 50 COLUMNS. SCIt ANTON, PA., MONDAY MOTJN1NG, FEBRUARY Si4. 189. TWO CENTS A COPY. ! ini ? t juiaiT oiitia , THE The Season The choicest nousekeeplnfr linens that the world's manufacturers produce at ' prices lower than the makers expected to got for them from the Jobbers. It's a great opportunity for money (raving, and ' a. chance to secure Table Linens. Nai klriH and Towels of superb quality, at price such as you usually pay lor grinds ' that are nt hest no better than fairly aned. The list submitted here Is too Jetig-thy to ndmlt of full descriptions, but we earnestly Invito every housekeeper In His valley to call and look the stock over. It repremnts months of successful effort an our part to outdo our own best pre vious records In this annual sale, and the result is so satisfactory that we're both surprised and delighted with It. CRISPLY TOLD) FACTS. No room for anything else with so much that Is rich in value exquisite in de ficit and quality before us. Cream Linen Table Damasks. All new. Tllirhor prices represent the linsst goods manufactured, with napkin to match. None are low trade. M In. wide He G4 lit. wide W In. wide -'S t 111. wide ase. M In. wide 3c. 72 In. wide .. 67i-. 13 In. wide..... site. 72 Ilk Wide 7S. Bleached Linen Damask. 111. wide Jl in. wide In. wide tij In. wide tin In. wide 7:1 In. wide Ti in. wide ;:.e. Sic. e. r,:tc, ST'-.c. H..c. Bxtra Inuliln Unmask Table Linen, "'. Innliea wide, Jl.f.0 and $1.05. Napkins In ull sizes to match. rUgh Class Towels, Tower qualities at reduced prices if you want them. 'M dooeti Pleached Muck, fancy bor detn. lti a pair. M doz.-n Bleached Huck, Hemmed fancy, .tir. . . dozen TJaumsk Towels, White or Fancy Colored Borders, very extra. Sac. a ialr. 5U dozen Uleaobed Damask Towelfl, red, blue or plain borders, knotted fringe, 29c. a puir. nO dozen Heavy Damask Towels, blue, red or gold borders, 31e. . pair. 40 dozen, Hleuoliel Dninaek Towels, knot ted fringe, plain or fancy border, ili'jC. a pair. 4S dnsen extra large and heavy Damask Towels, Kleaohed, tie. a pair. US dijen extra quality Bleached Huck Tnwelsf, Hem-fltlched, fancy, 4ic. a pair. tin rioien extra tine and large Damask Towels, knotted fringe, borders, assorted, tin. each, '19 iliir.en very extra qunllty Bleached Hunk Towels, Hem-Btitched, exquisite J hi.muek bordnra, etc., 85c. each. IB doisen very lante size Birds Kye bleached Ilnen Towels, Hem-Stltched, very tine, Ton. a air. 10 dosen new Idea Bleached Linen Da mask Towels, two rows open work, knot ted fringe, ftoc. encli. In deaen muluhlese Bleached Damask Towels, knotted fringe, broad diamond lit work, border. Sue. each. Oreat Table Napkin Sale. All finer Damasks referred to above nre exautly matched, but the sale Includes be sides these every make, size and quality In the trade. Lsck of apace alone pre vents detail being riven here. Scotch and Russian Crash All qualities, Bleached and unbleached. Pries way down. Bargains In White Bed Spreads. Hemmed Crochet Quilts, Marseilles patterns , $ C9 l.HTgm Crochet Quilts, Marseilles patterns "3 Hemmed Crochet Quilts, Marseilles pattern , 87 Hommed Crochet Quills, Marseilles pattern 1.10 Hemmed Crochet Quilts, Marseilles pattern 1.19 Marseilles Quilts, lar?e and heavy.. Marseilles Quilts, lame and heavy., l.r.r, Marseilles Quilts, large and heavy.. 1.13 The above represent the best-known makes, and the patterns are the very new est. In point of value we've never seen their equal. Duree Satin Finished Quilts. A new thiijr In America, but lone known aa the representative high-class Bed spread of Britain. Three extra large slzas at . 1198 and 12.96. , These prises during sale only. fluslin and Sheetings. i t Unbleached (Uncle Remus) 4-4 Unbleached Atlanta P t-i Unbleached "Atlantic H" 4-4 Unbleaohed "Atlantio A" 4-4 Bleached "Fearless" 4-4 Bleached "Hill" 4-4 Bleached "Lonesdale" 4-4 Blenched "Fruit of the Loom"... 8-4 Unbleached "Lockwood" -4 Unbleached "lockwood" " (1-4 Bleached "Lockwood" ,." Sft-lnch Bleached "lockwood"!!!!"" -4 Bleached "Lockwood" ' 6-4 Bleached. Utlca or N. T. Mllis!" 4-4 Bleached, Utlca or N. T. Mills -4 Bleached. Utlca or N. T. miii . T'ic . n'ic . fi'ic . fl'w. . ti'.'.c. . V. tiC. .ln'.c. . 9'ic, .in'ac .12c. .in' 4a .1.1c. .17c. .isc, .21c. .19c. .19c. M Un-bleaehed. Uticaor N. V. Mm. 10-i Unbleached, Uticaor N. T. Mills - unoieacnco liorKwow ,,, 10-4 Bleached "Lockwood" Notwithstanding this blr array of fir. tires and facts we've only told you half the good things that await you at this vtreaiesi oi our ureal oaiea. .' Sale open Friday, Feb. 2L and continues " J &L0BE WAREHOUSE- ROASTED IflflJIBE TRAP Seven I'ersons I'erish in a Baltimore Conflagration. BRAVERY OP THE FIREMEN Chief MoAfco Barely Escapes Death In Rescuing Mrs. Armlgcr Colored Ser vant's Awful Leap-A Young Lady's Presence of Mind. Dultiniore, Feb. 23. Not many of the inhubitunta of iiRklencos on North Charles street, between Lafayette and North avenues, were awake this tnorn lnir when lite engines cume dashing up and down the fushionabla thorough fare, shortly after 8 o'clock. Flames were seen breaking from the basement of 180G North Charles, the residence of James H. Amilger, one of the best known men In the city. A large crowd was before the burn ing building almost in a moment, and, looking up at the windows, the hun dreds who) congregated below saw the occupants of the house aroused from their slumbers appear one after the other at the windows in their night rubes'. Lou Whiting, a colored servant, who wits employed next door of the ArmiKer residence, lirst discovered the Humes, and, Huhiing an entrance over the rear fence, he dashed through the building arousing the inmutes, most of whom were still in their beds. Hut quick as was his uoHcm the Haines were more rapid nnd egress by the staircase was shut off before half of the sixteen occu pants of the dwelling hud left their rooms. With all possibility of eseupe by the Btalts cut off owing to the Humes and smoke which then titled the pas sageways. Air. Armlger and other mem bers of his family rushed to the win dows of their apartments seeking relief In front from what appeared certain (tenth lu the buck ground. The servants on the fourth floor rushed down stairs but could get m lower than the second story where they were driven into the sleeping rooms of other Inmates of the house with closed loots behind them to keep out the flames and smoke, the servants too, rushed to the windows crying piteously for help. Two maid servants who were in the kitchen nt the time the lire was discovered escaped by the rear door. There were then penned up in the build ing fourteen persons crying or shrlek i:ig lor assistance whereby to get out of the death trap. Afiaid to Jump Into Nets. As soon as the tire department ar rived nets were stretched beneath tlw windows and the firemen culled to the terror stricken persons at the windows to jump; ' The er-.iwii In the street, nut realizing the extent of the tire ami smoke within the house yelled "Don't Jump." The bewildered inmates held buck and some of them disappeared from the windows. Apparently they went buck for clothing, or perhaps, for some treasured vuluuble possession. It was a fatal move and in most instances cost a life. Policemen Carlos and Crowe in order to usslst those whose lives were In dan ger broke in the front door. It was a. mistake, for it only gave the fire, which had begun In the basement, the draught It needed and It roared through the hallways and up the stairs Willi great est fierceness. The policemen could not reach the imperiled persons, for th stairs were then a mass of flames, and the smoke was Minding. The firemen hud by thlR time thrown up ladders In t ho front of the house1 nnd District Chief McAfee climbed ip to the second story window where Mrs. Armlger was crying for help. The lad der did not quite reach the window nnil there was the wildest excitement in the audience below us McAfee stood on the upper round of the ladder and grasped the window sill for support, lie encouraged Jlrs. Armlger to swlnvr herself out of the window. As the chief grasped her with one nrm ho steadied himself with the other and had taken one step down the ladder when it sllppenVand McAfee wllli the woman in one arm and with -tile other holding to the window frame, riunglert In the air: A cry of horror went up from tho crowd us it saw the peril of the darlnt? fireman nnd his human burden. Fortu nately for them Cfee caught the top round of the ladder on Ids toe and his pulling it back into position released his hold upon the window and quickly de scended with the woman to the side walk. A great cheer went up aa res cued and rescuer reached the ground. llurolJ Manuel's Death. Meantime the smoke poured from the open windows. At one of the third story wiudow appeared the face of a man wearing a look of agony. He raised the window and, reaching out hia hands, shouted to the multitude below. It sent him back an encouraging shout and he a moment later, before a lad der could be run up, disappeared. When the firemen leached the window ttie body of the man was found lying 1m nealh It suffocated and badly burned. It was Harold Manuel, a New York stock broker and banker. In his arms was little Richard Klley, a grandson of Mr. Armlger. also dead. ' Alice J. Williams, one of the colored servants, suddenly appeared at one of the fourth-story windows, shriek in a: like mad. Phe tore up the window with a crash and .leaned far out over the pavement. "Don't jump." yelled a hun dred voices. She stepped back wring ing her hands. Then she leaned out again appeared to be trying to rail something to those below. Again the cry went up, "Don't Jump." Too late; the terrorized woman drew half back Into the window, and with an awful shriek, launched herself out in the air. Her body turned over several times, and struck the marble steps of the residence. A man rushed forward fol lowed by a score. The woman was car ried to Dr. Uatchelor'B oflice, opposite, Rnd subsequently removed to the hos pital. Another colored servant, Mary White, was rescued from a window by the firemen in a semi-conscious con dition. Mins Armlger's Presence of Mind. Wrhlle these scenes of excitement nnd bravery were being enacted in the front of the burning residence, other acts of bravery were being performed In the rear. Mr. Armlgers two daughters, Virginia, aged 2.", and Eleanor. 14, oc cupied the second-story back room. With the greatest presence of mind. Miss Virginia, assisted by her young: Bister, made a rone of their bed linen. with this Kleanor was lowered to the ground. Fearing to trust her weight uisin the slender cord, Miss Virginia dashed back to the bed, grasped the mattress, pushed It through the window to the ground, twenty feet below. She then Jumped and landed thereon tinln Jured, with the exception of a slight shock. The only other person of the sixteen who were in the Ill-fated house to be rescued was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Armlger, Mrs. Letltla Riley. She wob carried down the ladder by .the firemen, having been overcome by, th moke. When the fire had been ajotten under control said the firemen made a search of the ruined residence, Mr. Armlger wus found in the hallway. When Whit ing sped tipntalrs with the alarm of the lire Mr. Armlger left his wife in the cure of the colored man and went up stairs to awaken the other inmates of the house. He had been overcome by the smoke and Humes, and breathed his last aa he was carried into the open air. William It. Riley, a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. A rmlger was found dead near by. He, with his wife and two children, hud been seen at the third story win dow, and Airs. Riley had been taken out by the firemen, but before the res cuers could return to the window Mr. Klley, with his two children clasped in his arms, succumbed to the smoke and tlanies. Their bodies were removed to Dr. Bachelors. On the floor above were found the bodies of Mrs. Marion Cham blin, a widowed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aruiiner, and her -year-old child, James. The Inst person to be found was Harold Manuel, aged GO. a guest, who arrived from New York last Thurs day. He was a member of the broker linn of Turner A Manuel, of 35 Wall t-treet. New York. This completed the list of dead, which is as follows: James Jt. Armiger. aged r.V, William B. ltilev, his son-in-law, aged as; Rich ard ltlley, child, aged 4: Marion Riley, child, aged "Vb: James Chamblin, agi-d 3; Mrs. Marion Chamblin, aged o0; Har old Manuel, uged f0. Mr. ArmiKcr was a native Ilaltimore an, of the highest standing in business circles, lie was an importer of, dia monds and line jewelry, and did a big business in this city and throughout the southern states. Hod its of the Victims. The scone in the parlors of Dr. Ratch elor's residence, whero the charred nnd bruised bodies were carried, was har rowing. Mr. Armlger wus burned to a char around the upper part of his body. His face, although terribly blackened wus euslly recognizable. Mr. Riley died from burns and suffocation. His face was terribly distorted und wore an cxpivsaion of awful agony. Mr. Manuel was also terribly burned and his horribly scurred face und body was distorted, as though he had died after making a- supreme effort for his life. Men turned their heads away when two undertakers brought tlie body of little James Chnmbtln in. The child was simply a blackened cir.iei j The two Itiley children were" killed by j the suffocating smoke. They were not as badly burned as the others, but their J faces Vere blackened from the bursting of blood vessels, and the red lluid made crimson stains on their blackened night gowns. The house Is completely gut ted. The monetary loss is estimated at Jil.OOO. of thos who escniM-d death -today, Alice Williams will die from a fractured skull. The others will probably survive their In juries. STARVATION' AT ZE1T91X. Work for Miss ll:irion-Si.t Heroic Turkish orfiiiiuls Defend an American l.udr Missionary. Constantinople, Feb. 2:t. The Italian consul ut Keitutin. the city which was lately sun enii 'red to the Turks after having been held for months by t he Armenians, who captured It, has writ ten here describing the wretched condi tion of the people of Zcitoun. Aluny of them, he says, ure nuked. Starva tion Is staring hundreds of them in the taji-f', and there Is much sickness. Huron Von Calleetl the Austrli'.n tim- bausador, has started a. subscription for the relief of Hie sufferers. Miss (Muru. Uaiton. of the I ted Cress society, who Is now here. Is eager to I go to Ze-ttoiin to help alleviate me distress i)f the wretched Itlhn I d 111 n t H. It is probable, however, that her pres ence In-rit will be necessary for mine time, btit through her, aid will be sent to the VCeltounlis. She has telegraphed lnuiiirliig- whether Marash would be a good place? to establish her base of sup plies. Murush Is only u short instance from Zeltouii nnd Is situated on the very borders of the roughlest coun try of the- Taurus. It has been learned tliat nn npgry mob o:: Jan. 1 made an attack on the American mission nt Oertu, an out station of j hit al. Dentil, or a worse fate tnipht have overtaken the mission ary there. Miss Corlnnn Shattttck. hud It not been for the heroism of six Turkish otlli ials. These men faced the mob, declaring that they would defend the American lady with their lives.. The mob puld nonttentlon to them, and attempted to continue their attacks. when the oHieials tired upon them. scattering them like sheep. Minister Terrell declares that tiie names of these men should be known to the world, for they are heroes. He requested the representative of the United I'ress to cable their names to America, ai'd It is uecordlrply done. They are: Rczak Kffendl. Said KITendl. Mustafa Kffemtl. Hnbzun lOffendL.lssa Kffendl and Durak Kflendi. M I1UX(J TO VISIT I S. The Chinaman of Yellow Vest I'ame Will lie the (Jtirst nf Mr. I'otcr. Washington, Veh. 3. When it was announced tome days ngo that LI Hung Chang, the Chinese statesman, and. for many years viceroy, had been appoint ed to represent the emperor nt the cor onation of the Czar .and Cznrina of Russia nt Moscow In May. Hon. John W. Foster, of this city, who was asso ciated with Ri'as counsel In the peace negotiations whh Japan lust summer. Invited him to visit the l nitod States en route to Russia. Mr. Foster bus received a cable from LI acknowledging the receipt nf the In vitation nnd stating that he hnd decid ed to return to China from Itnssla by way of Kurope and t'.ie I'nlted Slr.ts. No date whs fixed for his coming bft a visit to this country may be expected from the distinguished Chinaman some time during the summer. TROUliLK WITH TIIK A. K. V. brotherhood of Kuihvnv Trainmen Object to the Socictv. Philadelphia, Feb. 23. At the weekly meeting of the I'nlted Labor league to day there was a lengthy discussion rel ative to the application of delegates from th? American Railroad tuiiini for admission to the league. A protest against their admission was entered by1 the reoresentatives of the lirotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. It was decided finally, by a large majority to admit the delegates of the American Ruilroad union to the league. . Owing; to the action of the league In admitting; the American Railroad union the three local lodges of the lirother hood of Itniiway trainmen will with draw from the organization. Judge Kced Dead. New York, Feb. 23. Judge Henry Reed, of the eoininnn pleas court of l'hlindel phla, who cmne to New York for treat ment by special surgeons, died In the New York hospital thin morning at 9 o'clock. The cause of his death was a surgical op eration. The operation performed was that of trephining the skull, a clot of blood having formed on the brain. KillcJbvaTrain. Pottstown, Pa., Feb. 23. Edi ard Nnglo, aged 35. was struck by a I'.iiladelphhi nnd Reading coal train last tiiglit -in-l died shortly after from the effect of his injuries. He wus conversing- with a friend cnd did not notice the train. . RETURN uFJffiSOii'SlN Three Hundred and Fifty Troopers Shipped from Transvaal. STORIES OP THE GREAT RAID The South African Boomers Agree Vpon One Point Only-Thcy - Dcnouuco . the lltlandcrs, Who Induced Them to Knter Transvaal. Plymouth. Feb. 23. The British steamer Harlech Castle, from port Natal, Jan. 2S, arrived hero this morn ing, having on board 205 troopers) w ho took part in Dr. Jameson's raid Into the Transvaal, and who were compelled to surrender to the Boer's. These men were turned over to the Kngllsh au thorities by the Boer government and the former ordered that they be brought to Kngland. The officers of the expedition, including Dr. Jameson, are on the transport Victoria, which is expected to arrive some time during the night. Among the men on the Harlech Castle there were six sick. A tender went alongside the Hurlech Castle The troopers were all muttered on the deck of the steamer and their transfer to the tender was quickly accomplished. It was thought that much enthusiasm would be displayed on their arrival here us there Is scarcely a doubt that their raid, illegal though It was, caused much popular ndmlration in Kngland: The fact did not bear out expectation. There was no crowd present to witness their disembarkation from tho tender, and there was no cheering.' A majority of the troopers were at tired in the police uniform of the Brit ish South Africa company, but a num ber cf them wore nondescript garments. Overcoats and other clothing suitable to this climate were supplied to them, nnd they then looted far more com fortable than they did. in the early morning. They are n swarthy hardy looking lot of men. Their ages ranged from 'JO to .Vi years. Many of them belong to some of the betl families la Knglund. having gone tr '.ii.tirh Africa where they could do work, which hud they done It here, would have caused them to have been looked down upon by their acquaint ances. . Stories of tho right. Tie; representative of the United Press Interviewed u number of the men. Their stories of the li-rlit which ended In their surrender at Krugersdorp va ried widely. Some of them stated that when tl.ey surrendered to the Doer force their ammunition had been ex hausted, while others " declared that there was no iHck of ammunition. They ull agreed that the Itoer's lost from 170 to L'uo men killed. Uui.'.j'h this lias been denied by the Hocrs themselves. One of the complaints that has been repeated ly made against the lioers' method of warfare Is that they will not face their foes in the open, biding behind trees and rocks and In gullies, ami picking their enemies oil' without tnemselves being seen. If they followed this meth od In their attack on Dr. Jameson's force, ami it has been repeatedly stated iiiat they did, it is hard to understand how their loss could have been as heavy as the troopers claim. One of the men, however, said thut lie had seen the official Hoer return of their dead, and this showed Ihut ISi were killed. ( ounidlv I itliiudcis. In one particular nil the troopers were in hearty agreement, and that was in denunciation of the I'll landers of Jo hannesburg, who they declared had In duced them to enter the Transvaal and then did not dure to raise a linger to h'.'fli them, though they (the foreign residents) had a lartve and well urnied body of men", who. If they had been sent to Dr. Jameson's aid. would have put un entirely different face on the af fair. The men were very bitter In their expressions against the Johannesburg cm. Shortly after the troopers had been landed they were supplied with railroad tickets at the ex.'iense of t be govern ment, and all were Immediately shipped to their homes. Many of them ure Irish men and Scotchmen. Some have large Interests in Mashonnland, nnd expect to return to South Africa when nulet Is restored there. A number of the? men said that the gold fields of Mnshonaluud company would five nil of the party a bonus of 100 in London. A hu ge number of newspaper repre sentatives are here. Their interest Is centered in Dr. Jameson and the other oliicers on the Victoria, and every ef fort will be made to secure Interviews with them. It Is thought, however. that the government has made arrange ments to prevent these prisoners from being talked to by presssmen. .. . . Troopers Arrive in London. London, Feb. 2.1. A majority of tho troopers arrived at the i'adiilngtou'sta tion this evening from Plymouth. A modern to sized crowd was in the street, but none of Its members, cxen though they were relations of the men was ul lowed to enter the station. Most of the crowd believed Dr. Jameson nnd his party had arrived and they refused to be disabused. When the cabs nnd carriages convey ing the men issued from the station to 'crowd cheered them lustily. The troopers enjoyed their reception anil waved their hills in response to the cheers. As they proceeded eastward their uniforms attracted attention and large crowds followed the vehicles cheering and roaring for Dr. Jameson. There was a big demonstration in Pic cadilly circus, where the crowd was so dense that the carriages proceeded with difllculty. There was a fcreut contrast between the reception accorded the men In London nnd Plymouth. The enthu siasm displayed here shows that Dr. Jameson is a populnr hero In London. The transport Victoria anchored in the sound at midnight. As soon as it was learned that she had arrived a boat that had been chartered hyi the press representatives put out to her. When the press boat attempted to run along Fide the transport she was warned off, the warning being accompanied by the information that no communication would be allowed with the prisoners. CHILD'S AIIKACULOUS ESCAPE Six-Ycar-Old Girl I nhuit br Stepping Off a HnplJlr Moving Train. Cleveland. Feb. Li!. Mary, the C-year-old daughter of Mrs. Anna Delaney, who was on her way from New Orleans to Buffnlo with her three small chil dren, fell from a Rig Four train at the Clurk avenue crossing yesterday after noon while the train wus going at the rate of twenty-five or thirty miles nn hour. She did not receive the slightest injury. She fow tb,e car door open nnd fdie walked out on the platform and fell off. L ( REDUCING COLLEGE COURSE President Dint's Scheme Appears About to lio Consummated. Cambridge, Mass.. Feb. 23. The scheme of President Kllot, of Harvard, for reducing the college course from four years to three appears about to be consummated. At a recent meeting- of the Harvard faculty an informal vote was taken, and a majority of some flf- teen votes secured that such a plan was advisable, i-iut the minority was so rabid ugainst it that it was not deemed prudent to put the plan to the corpora tion und overseers just at present. President Kliot was seen last night and admitted the reported condition of affairs. He bus for a long time been working for this, and has nearly seen tho consummation of his plans. This announcement will create a great sen sation, as it has not been dreamed of by any persons outside of the faculty. GIRL CRUELLY TREATED. .Maud, Ourrcl Is Abduetcd and Loft in the ood to Perish. Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 23. Near Leesburg, Via., Thursday night. Miss Maud Darrell, a 17-year-old Chicago girl, spending tho winter with Mr. and Mrs. James Armstrong, was abducted and taken to the woods. The girl was stripped and tied to a tree where she remained until searchers found her yes terday. Slio was unconscious and stilt from cold. She is rojorted to be dying and It is feared she will die without giving1 the names of those who abducted and treat ed her so cruelly. TIIE KAISER AS AX 0RAT0B. He Favors the Nution with Two Charac tcristle Addresses-Priuco Bismarck Ignored-.! Peculiar Speech at the Dinner Given by tho Governor of Brandenburg. Rerlin. Feb. 23. The emperor favored the nation with twoof his characteristic, oratorical performances last week. The first and most noticeable one was given on Thursday upon the occasion of the annual dinner given by the governor of Brandenburg to tne members of the Brandenburg diet, a function which his majesty always graces with his pres ence and platitudes. On this occasiun, apropos of tho silver jubilee of the em pire the kaiser, after making flowery and sentimental references to heaven's special grace to the empire and the Im perial house, proceeded to inculcate In the minds of his hearers the lesson of the duty of tho nation In the future, "What we have witnessed," said his majesty, "and what has been effected, we owe solely to the great F.mporor William ami his trust in Cmd. The en tire celebrations in commemoration of the victories of lierninu arms, which were held in 1S95, culminated in the glorification of his personality, which has become nothing less thnn holy to us. It Is our sacred duty to preserve his personality and hallowed memory ugainst all coiners." The kaiser's adulation of his grand father has never run to greater lengths than upon this occasion, nor has his ex clusion of ull reference to Prince Bis marck and the ex-chaneelor's co-workers-ln the fnundallon of i he empire been more marked. Nevertheless his majesty's utterances were dutifully and fervently acclaimed. . Kcgiirdiiig tlio Navy. The address delivered by the emperor upon the occasion of his swearing in of the naval recruits at Wllhelmshaven on Friday was modeled alter his re marks upon similar occasions in the past. Speaking of the (Serman navy the kaiser said that although it wus small as compared with the navies of some of the other powers, it was still in progress of growth. The absence from his remarks of anything more en couraging to the hopes of the Chauvin ists than the foregoing utterance caused grrut disappointment, especially to those who ure exerting every possible effort to extend the colonial posses sions of Uermany. Those standing foremost in the endeavor to forward flernmnv's colonial interests have en tered into an agitation for an unlimited increase of the Herman navy. "BILL" NYE IS DEAD. The Well-Known Humorist Pusses Away at His North Ciimllnu Home. Asheville. N. C, Feb. 23.-Kdgar W. Nye, better known as "Bill Nye." died at his home at Buck Shonls. about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The hour for the -funeral services Is fixed for ID o'clock Tuesday morning nnd the Inter ment will be at the Kplscopal Church cemetery, nt Fletcher, twelve miles south of Asheville. Kdgar Wilson Nye. whom every American knows as "Hill Nye, the hu morist." was born In Maine on Aug. 25, isr.0. When two years old his father moved to the west, and Kdgar received his education at River Falls academy, in "Wisconsin. He studied law in Wis consin, nnd nraeticed for a short time. About 1875 he settled in Laramie, and two years later married Rllss Dannie Smith, bv- whom he had several chil dren. .In Laramie he began writing for the local newspapers, and his work at tracted such attention that In he was Invited to write weekly letters tor the Denver Tribune. The next year he founded the l,aramle Boomerang, which made him famous. Ho held sev eral public offices in Laramie, and was popular. 'Several years ago he cur-- to New York, and since then has T.een writing syndicate articles and lectur ing. He had a pleasant home at fct. tieiirge. Ptaten Island. Mr. Nye pub lished several books, the earliest being "Hill Nye and Boomerang" nnd "The Fortv l.ynrs and Other Lies." His sweet and sunny disposition made him a favorite wherever he was known. He wus generous and kind to the acquaint ances who needed bis aid. nnd he fre quently extended help to men who were unfortunate, even when they had no particular claims upon his friendship. His loyalty to his friends, his cheerful ness and his ability to divert and en tertain were unfailing. TRANSVAAL QUIET. President kruscr Nail n Campaign Lie of tho .Mnlicnnnt Type. London. Feb. 23. A Pretoria despatch to a news agency here contains an in terview with President Kruger of the Transvaal republic In which lie de nounces as a "malignant falsehood" the despatch from Pictermaratshurg to the Natal Times stating that the South African republic! would on February 27, the occasion of the fifteenth anniver sary of the P.oer's triumph over the British forces under Oeneral Collcy, at Majuba Hill, proclaim its indepen dence. . President Kruger, the despatch says, further said that it was his timi belief that the despatch to the Times was circulated: for the purpose of creating a bad feeling and usscrts that the Transvaal was never quieter thun at present. .McKlnlcy's lioom in (icor'la. Atlanta. (la., Feb. T.'. The Republican of the Fifth Georgia congressional district elected two McKinley delegates yester day. The Ohio mini will get nearly a solid delegation from IVeorgla to the St. Louis convention. Osmnn's Tementnr. Pbamokin, Ta., Feb. 23. The authori ties have not yet secured evidence lead ing to the Identllicatlon of the fiends who tortured Paul Osman over the Luke Tid dler steam pipe. Osman Is still alive, but may die at any time. Challenge for I'ltzslmmons. Ixirdon, Feb. 23. -.Frank Flavin hns Is sued a challenge to lioh Pltzsimmun to flsrht for 1,00(1 n. side. He offers to back himself for U.WU to stoo Cerbett in six rounds. CO&IiNG WEEK IN CONGRESS Cuban Question furnish Ample Food for Debate. THK UNFINISHED SPEECHES Mr. Morgan Mill Continue Ills Talk In the Senate-Early Adjournment Talk in the House-Appropriation Bills Passed. Washington. Feb. 23. When tho Cu ban resolutions were made the unlin hiied business of the Semite, a prolific subject for debate was laid before that body. The general opinion Is that most of this week will be devoted to thut matter. Mr. Morgan began a speech Friday in which he only gave the senate his introductory. He will probably consume most of the time Mouduy and may not even conclude then. Mr. White, of California, will also speak on the Cuban question the first opportunity he can get and Mr. Gray, who is looked upon as In a manner rep resenting the administration," is prepar ing a speech In reply to Mr. Morgan. The committee on public lands will occupy the morning hour dining the early part of the week in, pressing 'to a vote the bill unanimously reported from that committee to provide for the ex tension of time within which suits may be brought to annul land patents. This is a matter that has been called to the attention of the congress by the presi dent nnd there Is need for early action. The bill has already passed the house, but the senate committee has made some amend ments which may not meet the approval of the house. Senator Carter, of Montana, has changed the date of his promises tariff speech on his resolution to recommit the tariff bill from Monday to Wednes day. It Is probable that after Mr. Car ter has explained his reason for voting recently against Mr. 'Morrill's motion to take up the tariff bill and thus put him self on record. Senators Teller Bhd Mantle may do likewise. All the appro priation bills so far reported to the sen ate nr out of the way. The army and agricultural bills now before the appro priation committee will be reported by the middle of the week, and If neces sary these measures can be called up so as to consume tho balance of the week. T.arlv Adjournment Talk. "Early adjournment" Is confidently predicted on the house side of the cap itnl. SI:: of the thirteen ceneral ap. proprlation bills have been massed by the hvuse, one other has been debated und re-committed wlt.lt Instruct loins; one la now under consideration; one is on the cullendar and two more are practically finished by committees and ready foe the house's action whenever desired. In thus disposing of these bills the present bouse has broken all rec ords for the long session. The appropriation bills that have been passed are: The pension hill, re ported Jan. 9 and passed Jan. 17; the military acudemy bill, reported Jan. M and passed on the 20th; the urgent deficiency bill, reported Jan. 20 and passed on the 21st; the diplomatic and consular bill, reported Jan. 27 anil passed on the 2Xth: and the army bill, reported on Feb. 3 and passed on the Wtn. The District of Columbia appropria tion bill has been considered and re committed, with but one item to be dis posed of. The Indian bill Is now under consideration, and the legislative, ex ecutive and Judicial bill Is now on the cah.ndur, and will be taken up soon after the Jndtnn bill Is disposed of. Thin leaves for consideration only six appropriation bills. Including the river and huibor bill, which may be post poped to the next session. The house will enter upon this week wl:h the 'ndlan aporouriatlon bill as unfinished business, but Its further con siderate n may be posttiorcd for some time. Tomo'-row. under the rules, is District of SolumldiL day, nnd If the committee In charge of Its affairs hnve sufficient business prepared for consid eration the day may be occupied by it. Mr. Johnson gave notice lii.st week that on Tuesday next he would call up the Van Horn-Tarsney contested election case. This is the first case to come be fore fie house with other than a un animous report, and the recommenda tion of the committee that Tarsncy be unseated will be fought with much bit terness. When it shall have been dis posed of. the consideration of appro priation bills will be resumed, the leg islative, executive and judicial bill fol lowing the Indian bill. THINK THEY WERE SWINDLED People of Terre Haute Kcgrct nn Acquaint ance with nn Inventor. Terre Haute, 7nd., Feb. 23. The people of Clinton think, that they have Is i'ii swindled by a yonntr mnn w ho trave the name of J. W. Kern, and who claimed t have invented a torpedo boat for the patent of which the l!us sian government was to pay him $7f..0UO in cash, and $:i,0(K a year in royalties. He wanted to establish machine shops, and rented property In Clinton for the purpose, and took a partner. He per HUHded his partner to come to this city with him. where he wanted to use the lonr; distance telephone to talk with his psf 'tit lawyers In Washington. While in this city he received a letter purporting to come from n well-known law firm here. In Hosing an alleged telcjtrani announcing that the Husslan government would pay him for his pat ent nt once, which established his cred it, of which he took advantage. Now he is misnlng. WALKS OFF A TRAIN. Somnambulist Drops Through Itrldge to Death at Tort .Mad!on. Fort Madison, Iowa, Feb. 2X Thom as II. Klliott, a farmer living near ltirminRhnm. Jefferson county, Iowa, walked off the Santa Fe train while it was on the bridge, spanning the Mis sissippi river at the point at G.30 o'clock this morning. He fell through the bridpe, striking on his head on the Ice below- and was Instantly killed. It Is Vupposed that he was walking In his Bleep. The '"KnTs" In Postofficcs, Berlin. Feb. 23. In consequence of ex periment wlth th" Roentgen rays enabling the reading; of the contnls of enclosed letters, u Herlln chemist Is ninlilna ex periments with o substance for the manu facture of rnvelopes which will be Im pervious to the rays. WEATHEK KEl'OKT. For eastern Pennsylvania, cloudy weather In the mo;nlnn. with clear to ward evening, westerly winds. Xew York, Feb. 11. Herald's weather forecsist: In the Middle s;ates today cloudy weather will prevail with, sllpht temperature ehamres, rain or snow and fresh to brisk southeaster!- and routli- weterly winds, liecoininir somewhat riable and dtimferous on the coasts nVd accompanied by fop, possibly followed b clparlns In the lnierlor. On Tuesday fair weather will probaidj tireva I with lower temperature and wet erly winds and on Wednesday colder weather and northwe&lerly winds. , Y'S New ress Goods Large and Magnifcent ' Stock of Foreign and Domestic Novelties Unique and exclusive designs. 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 Is very complete 'and we cordially invite an early inspection while the lines are complete. ' Elegant Stock cf Latest Trim mings. 510 and 512 LACKAWANNA AVENUE Oyr 50c School Shoes Are lYMe Builders. Our Winter Shoes must go. You need the Shoesj we need the room. LEWIS,RHLLY&DAVBES 1H AND 118 WYOM1NO AVE. GO TO CIEL THE JEWELER, For your Wedding and Birthday Gifts. We are constantly receiving new goods. IF YOU f GLASSES Give us a Trial. Satis faction Guaranteed. W. J. Weichel 4C8 Spruce St. ' Near Dime Bank. IT WAS A DARK DEED. A Philadelphia Drummer Loses $39 Whila .Mukine l ove to a Negro Woman. Plttsburp. Pa., Fob. 23. Bertha Hud son, colored, was arrested here today, chanted with stealing $.S5 from Charles Davis, a Philadelphia drummer. Davit and the colored woman had occupied the same neat In the train comlnj? from Philadelphia. They claimed to be fto Inpf to Cincinnati. Of the stolen money J6.1 was found 011 the woman. She told the pollce that she stole- the money from lmvis while he was making love to her, while passing through. tunnel between PUts-burg and AJtoona. Davis agreed, to appear Mtltut UM woman tomorrow. FIN Stipe Goods PBiis, Etc w v..