The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 25, 1896, Image 1

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I Sale of
The Seas
The choicest housekeeping linens that
the world's manufacturer produce at.
prices lower than the makers expected to
et for lliem from the jobbers. it's a
areat opport unity for money saving, anil
a chance to secure Table Linens. Nap
kin and Towels of superb quullly, at
prices Huoh as you usually pay for arad-s
thut best no lietter than fairly
pood. The list submitted here Is too
lengthy to admit of full descriptions, but
We earnestly Invite every housekeeper in
the valley u call and look the slock over.
Jt represents months of successful effort
on our part to outdo our own best pre
vious record In this annual sale, and the
result Is so satisfactory that we're both
surprised and delighted with It.
No room for anything else with so much
thut Is rich In vulue exqulslto in de
iKii and quality before uh.
. Cream Linen Table
All new. Illsher price represent the
finest good manufactured, with napkin
1o match. None are low grade.
Ml In. wide-
f.4 In. wide
ill! In. wide
Mi In. wide it.'"'.
64 In. wide ..3c.
12 in. wide !i"c.
72 III. wide ''.
72 III. wide 75i
Bleached Linen Damask.
4(1 In. wide
!4 III. w ide
in. wide
fi In. wide....
US III. Wide
T2 In. wide
7- In. wide
; 5c.
Kxtrn Double Damask Table Linen, 72
Inches wide, Jl.r.O uml $1.(15.
Napkins ill ull sizes to match.
High Class Towels,
Lower qualities at reduced prices If you
Want them.
I.') dozen l'.leached Huck, fancy bor
ders, ldc. n puir.
M dozen Bleached Huck, Hemmed fancy,
2.V. a pair.
fcl dozen Damask Towels. White or
r'ancy Colored Border, very extra, 2m.
a pair.
SO dozen Bleached Damask Towels, red,
blue or plain borders, knotted fringe, 2))c.
a pair.
So dozen Heavy Unmask Towels, blue,
red or gold borders, 87Ve. a pair.
4l dozen. Uleachel Towels, knot
ted fringe, plain or fancy border, :i7'nc. a
45 dozen extra lartre and heavy Damusk
Towels, l'.leached, 45c. a pair.
dozen extra quality Bleached Huck
Tuwels, llem-SUched. fawy. 4Jc. a pair.
25 dozen extra tine and large Damask
Towels, knotted fringe, borders, assorted.
Sic. each.
20 dozen very extra quality Bleached
Huck Towels. llem-Stltched, exquisite
Damask borders, etc., 35c. each.
15 dozen very large size Birds Kve
Bleached 1,1 nm Towels, Hem-St Itched,
very line, 75c. a pair.
10 dozen new Idea Bleached I.lnen Da
mask Towels, .two row open work, knot
ted fringe, fiilc. each.
10 dozen matchless Blenched Damask
Towels, knotted fringe, broad diamond
net work, border, CTc. each.
Great Table Napkin Sale.
All finer Damasks referred to above ore
exactly matched, but the sale Includes be
sides these every make, size and quality
In the trade. Lack of space alone pre
vent detail being given here.
Scotch and Russian Crash
All qualities. Bleached and unbleached.
Price way down. -
Bargains in White Bed
Hemmed Crochet Quilts, Marseilles
patterns' $ (!9
I-arne Crochet Quilts, Marseilles
patterns 75
Hemmed Crochet Quilts, Marseilles
pattern 87
Hemmed 'rochet Quilts, Marseilles
pattern 1,10
Hemmed Crochet Quilts, Marseille
pattern 1.19
Marseilles Quilts, la rue and heavy.. l.:)7'
Marseille Quilts, large and heavv.. 1.55
Marseilles Quilts, Urge and heavy.. 1.19
The above represent the best-known
makes, and the rat tern are the very new
est. In point of value we've never seen
their equal.
Duree Satin Finished
A new thing lif America, but long known
s the representative high-class Bed
iprrad of Britain. Three extra large sizes
Hi '-'. t'.Xi and $2. V..
These prices during- sale only.
Huslin and Sheetings.
4-4 T'nbleached (Uncle Remus)
4-4 1'nbleached Atlanta p
4-4 1'nbleached "Atlantic H" ,
4-4 1'nbleached "Atktntio A"
4-4 Bleached "Feerlens"
4-4 Bleached 'HII1"
4-4 Uleached "LonesdiUe" "
4-4 Bleached "Fruit of the Tyoom"...
t-4 Vnbleached "Dockwood"
t-4 I'nbleached "Lock wood"
i-4 Bleached "liOokwood"
IV-Inch Bleached "Lockweod"
6-4 Bleached "tjockwood"..
f.-4 Bleached. ITtlea, or V v -miu"
Si ,le"i'2- ,Y.V-'a orN Y- Miii::ia
-4 Bleached. Vtlca orS T Mills 17,
-4 I'n-bleached, I Tt lea or If.' Y. MlilsilH
i 'noieacnei, i ilea or N. T Mills
S-4 Unbleached "Loekwood"...
10-4 Bleached "Lockwood"
Notwithstanding this big; array of fig
ure and fact we've only told you half
the food thing that await you at this
Greatest of our Orea Sales.
Sals open Friday, Feb. a, and continues
ten days only.
General and Mrs. Ballington bouth
Retire from Office.
Newspaper Man Are Excluded from
Stormy Session Held at tho Head
quarters of the Army-Mr. and Mrs.
liooth Will Kemain in America.
New York. Feb. 21 Ballington Booth
and his wife have retired from the
command of the Salvation army in
America. Kva Booth has been placed
In coinniand temporarily. Such In
structions were cabled to her today
from the London headquarters. Sir.
and Mrs. Booth accepted their dismis
sal very quietly. They were asked If
they would eo to KiiKlund or remain In
America. "We will remain here." snld
the ex-cotiimuiider. "We ure American
citizens. Our children are Americans,
und we do not Intend to ko to KiiKlund."
Today was a lively day at I In head
quarters or the army In One Hundred
and Fortieth street. From 10 r.Vlock in
the mornlntr until late In the ul'U'niooii
u heated conference was held in the au
ditorium. The most prominent slutT
otllcers In America were present. After
the commissioner: tnim alii'Oiul nun
stated their side of the case, Air. anil
Mrs. Booth were sent for to Rive their
statement. Mr. Booth spoKe for an
hour, and his wile occupied the same
lenKth of lime. The newspaper men
were excluded, and what transpired
could not be learned.
At 6 o'clock this evenlnx ex-Corn-maiuler
Booth called the reporters Into
his wife's former ollice and made the
following stutcinent:
"The tiesslon today was com rtoseu of
the most prominent start officers In
the American Held, therefore most ef
ficient, most responsible ami most rep
resentative. Some 4U.0(il) adherents were
represented. It was a KatherinRr not of
my calllliB tOKdher but one convened
by the smld stuff to which Mrs. Booth
uml myself were Invited that we might
give oiir version of the case after the
same stuff hud heard the tielu commis
sioner, Kva Booth and Colonel Nicols'
side of the case."
Cominunder Booth denied thut he
whs not dismissed and pave proof to
show thut he wus.
ContinuiUK Commander Ilooth said:
"Since today's session Mrs. Jiooth and
myself have been waited upon and
questioned as to our plans. We pro
pose to quietly retire. We accept our
dismissal. We will probably turn over
iitl the property in our possession. We
will first, however, consult lawyers and
some of the lending citizens in the
l.'nlted States."
Vtiquestlonably tt decided antl-Kn-Kllsh
feeling has strongly, manifested
Itself in the ranks of the Salvation
Army In this city. Taken all in all
the end looks ominous for the Ameri
can army. A representative of the
I 'lilted Press put the question to Jittl
lliiftton Booth this cvenins;. if his de
cision of today to accept the situation
and retire from the army wa llnul.
The ex-commander puused a moment
and then said: "Well, that Is my de
cision ..Jay. I-do not know what will
be my decision tomorrow."
It is claimed by many Salvationists
that If the commissioned officers of the
army In America should decide to re
bel against OiiRllsh domination, and
summon to lead an American Salva
tion Army, Bullinntnii Booth and his
wife, they will willingly retnd. Col
onel Alex M., who Is leading the
fight against the Ballington Booths,
and who Is practically In temporary
command of the army In this country,
was seen this evening. He said:
"CommlSHioner Kva Booth met the
officer" In council this afternoon with
myself and made a statement upon the
present difficulties. She afterwards
met privately the lending field and staff
officers and received assurance of un
swerving loyalty to the Hob of the one
world the flag of the Salvution army.
"All likelihood of a split is over.
There will, no doubt, be a grreat fight
between both sides for Home time to
come, but Miss Kva Booth and her
leaders are contldent of an ultimately
glorious victory.
A pathetic scene occurred as Mr. and
Mrs. Ballington Booth were leaving
their old quarters in the armory. Mrs.
Booth came running over to Iter hus
bnnd, just as he announced that he
would retire from the army command.
She nestled close to his breast and.
looking up Into his face. Raid: "But
you are still my commander." "Oh.
yes," replied Mr. Booth, "nnd you are
my queen." Some one then proposed
three cheers for Mr. nnd Mrs. Booth,
and they were given with a will.
Mr. and Mrs. Booth shook hands with
the reporters, bade them farewell and
drove away from the building In a cab.
Mr. PlnfilCT Docs Not Sec t'io Necessity of
Further financial Legislation.
Washington, Feb. 24. Chairman
Wngley, of the ways and means com
mittee. In reply to an Inquiry as to
whether any importance Is to he at
tached to the published report that the
president may call an extra session of
congress If there be no financial legis
lation before adjournment, paid:
"I do not. T assume that the presi
dent has made no such declaration. If
the .president wants more revenue to
put an end to deficiencies and to obvi
ate , the necessity of paying out re
deemed greenbacks to meet current ex
penditures, to be presnted for a second
redemption one hundred and thlrtv
flve millions of deficiency having al
ready necessitated the puyiiiR out of
one hundred and thirty-five millions of
redeemed legal tender note he has
only to ask his Democratic friends In
the senate to support the revenue bill
which has passed the house liistend of
sididly voting with the Populists
against It. Whnt other financial legis
lation the president expect tne major
ity of the present senate to agree to I
cannot conceive, for I presume that
he would not regard another 16 to 1
free coinage vote by the senate po
necessary to the restoration of confi
dence and prosperity be to suggest to
him the desirability of calling; the sen
ate In extra session."
School Closed In Wayne County Owing
to Sickness Abroad.
Lyons, Feb. 24. An epidemic of scar
let fever and diphtheria Is at present
raging throughout Wayne county. At
Newark a number of cases of scarlet
fever ore reported, and two deaths
from the disease last weeki resulted In
the board of education hold ins a meet
ing and ordering the puljlic schools
At Port fllbson. a small vllluge In
Ontario county, three mile west of
Newark, scarlet fever Is raping and the
public school has been closed. Woleott
Jiaa many diphtheria cases on hnnd and
the public schools In that villnge have
been closed. . In Bnso school litis been
closed and a number of houses are un
der quarantine. Henorts made by reg
istrar of vital stutlstlcs throughout
Wayne county show a large Increase
in the mortality rate, deaths being
principally due to throat und lung dis
orders and scarlet fever.
Preiidential Preferences in Pennsyl
vania, West Virginia and Ohio.
Pittsburg, Feb. 24. The Commercial
Oazette hus made a canvass of Penn
sylvania. West Virginia and Ohio to as
certain the preference of the ltepubli
cuns of those states for the presidency.
It is ascertained that Major McKlnlcy
up to the announcement of Senator
guay's candidacy was lirst choice in
Pennsylvania, his principal strength,
however being- in the western part of
the state. Speaker Keed was a strong
second to Mr. McKlnley and the first
choice of Philadelphia and eusteru
It Is conceded that Quay will have
the solid delegation from this state.
The Commercial Cazettc's advices from
West Virginia show that the delegation
from that state will be solid for McKln
ley unless Senator Klliins should decide
to be a candidate. A partial canvass
of Ohio shows the people tin-re refuse
to seriously consider a second choice.
Huslness Transacted, at the Annual
Spring (iuthcrlns of the National
l.cngiie-r.hungcs In tho Agreement.
New York. Feb. 24. The annual
spring meeting of the National heague
tit Professional Baseball Players com
menced today ut the Fifth Avenue
hotel. The principal business of the
meeting will be the publication of the
schedule, which has been drawn up by
President Nick Young. A great deal of
work has to be waded through before
the league will pass on the schedule,
and It is doubtful II' It will be reached
before tomorrow night.
The national board. which Is composed
of President Nick Young. A. II. Soden.
C. H. Byrne and John T. Brush, con
vened at a few minutes after 111 o'clock.
The hearing of the application of John
M. Ward for the release of his name
from the reserve list of the New York
club took up the whole of the first ses
sion. Both President Freedmun nnd
Ward appeared before the hoard und
presented their statements. Ward
claimed that a contract hnd not been
formally tendered to him by the club
and that therefore, the organisation
had no right to keep his name on the
reserve. After n lengthy discussion the
bou id released Mr. Ward's name from
the reserve list.
The time of the meeting was spent In
making and discussing: changes in the
national agreement.
The first material change was the ad
dition of another delegate to the nation
al board which now consists of five
members Instead of four as formerly.
The name was changed to the National
Board of Arbitration. The fees which
each chili shall puy to the National
league for protection are fixed ns fol
lows: Class A. $7."i; B, M; C, flu; ,
HU; K. and F. $10. which shall In
clude the right of reservation. The
board will determine the classes on a.
basis of the population of the cities
comprising the league according to tho
last census.
From Oct. 1 to Jan. 1 was the time
limit fixed for the draftlnu. of players
by National league chilis from the min
or clubs. This shortens the drafting
period by one month. The sums to be
paid by league clubs for drafting play
ers from the lesser organizations are:
To class A. JAOO: B. tiiOl); C. j(K; D, $lm);
K, 7:: and F. J."0.
National leairue dubs are prohibited
from npprouiiiing minor league play
ers during the playing season and from
making arrangements to draft them
at the end or the season. The condi
tions as to release and reservation re
main unchanged.
Section V of Article 1'3 caused a long
and animated discussion, und ufier a
lot of debate the section was modified
to read In part as follows:
"Any club, member of any minor
league party to this agreement that
shall enter Into any negotiation to be
come a member or co-operate with any
organization whose existence shall In
any manner conllict with tho letter and
spirit of this agreement, or the inter
ests of any of the clubs operating It.
shall forthwith forfeit all liRiiis and
privileges conferred by this agreement,
said forfeit to Include Its membership
In any association party to this agree
ment and all rights und iirivllenes of
players. The penalty herein Imposed
shall be positive and final, ami shall
not he revoked unless by unanimous
consent of the hoard, or upon appeal,
by a three-fourths vote of the major
league. The same rule applies to man
agers and players."
The other, changes were unimportant.
A meeting of the minor league asso
ciations wns held In the hotel (luring
the day for the purpose of oiganiKimr
the lesser organisations and consider
ing grievances which the lesser mag
nates claim exist, but which the na
tional league delegates appear to repu
diate. The following leagues were rep
resented: Interstate league, C. II. pow
er. Pittsburg: Western league. Ben
Johnson. Cincinnati: Western associa
tion. T. .1. Hic!'.py. St. Joseph. Mo.; New
Knglar.d league, T. II. Muinune. Bos
ton ; Eastern league, P. T. Powers. New
York: Pennsylvania state league. Frank
Hough. Philadelphia; Atlantic associa
tion, Sam Crane, New York.
The South African H.namlte Tragedy Is
Johannesburg. Feb. 24. Inquiry Into
the causes of the recent explosion of
dynamite at Viedendoi p has elicited th
fact that a truck load uif detonators
was placed on u Fide track ut the
freight depot.
A locomotive In shunting cars came
Into collision with the car containing
the detonators, the contents of the curs
exploded from the rhock. and the ex
plosion of the detonators caused the
explosion of the dynamite, which was
contained ill curs standing on a track
tiear by.
Governor .Matthews I Called I'pon by
Hcpnhlical State Committee.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 24. A pub
committee of the Republican state com
mittee called upon (iovermir Matthews
today and urged him lo call a special
session of .he legislature for the pur
pose of passing o new apportionment
act. as the acts cf 1SH1 and 1sh:i have
Just been overthrown by the Supreme
court, leaving the net of ISZ't In force..
It Is almost certain that the governor
will deny the request.
NF.(;onATixr, with France.
Great Briloln Inclined to Make Conces
sion on the i:gptlnn Question.
London. Feb. 24. -The Pall Mall C.a
asette's correspondent In Home tele
graphs that advices received there
from Cairo say there Is no doubt thut
the British government has entered
Into negotir.tlonn with France uiion th
stibjict of the ivacuution of K.T.vpt.
It Is believed, the advices say. thnt
Great Btiluln is Inclined to make con
cessions to France, .
Indignant Citizens Demolish the Plant
of the Mitchell Mail.
In order to Kldtho Town of a Slanderer
the ItusIncsH Men Purchase Mis
Nenspapcr and Hum the
Printing .Material.
Mitchell. S. V., Feb. 24. The entire
Mitchell Mail outfit, paper, presses,
type and other pharaphernalia. lie.
loiiKing to a long established newspa
per, was this morning -taken Into the
street and publicly burned by a body
of business men. The type was melted,
the woodwork went up In smoke uml
the lion presses were smashed into
hundreds of pieces.
This uct Is another link In the life
tragedy of this paper's editor, it. II.
McBrlde. 'A story of blasted hopes,
ruined lives and the display, it Is said,
of tile malignant efforts to ruin busi
ness. Is mixed up In the cuse. McBrlde
und John l. Luwler. president of the
First National hank, were u number of
yeurs ago on friendly terms, the former
being editor of the only Democratic
paper In this section, nnd the latter
prominent In the councils of the Dem
ocratic party. Nine yeurs ugo l.awlei
mauled .Miss Klla Sturgls, dnughter of
(ienerul Sturgls. of the I'nlted States
army, and came tu Mitchell to retdde.
IK' became president of the First Na
tional bunk and continued in that posi-
tij.t. ti-k the iiresent time Mrs Ijivv.
ler's slster..lrs. Dotismun. of Prairie
I luehlen. visited the Uawler family and
met McBrlde In a social way. Mrs.
Dousman became attracted to McBrlde.
I he being a man of more than ordinary
! ability, and married hint. McBrhle's
pi-Kate character, however. It Is stated,
I was not of the best.
Previous to McBride's marriage to
! Mrs. Uousninn. l.awler was requested
I by one of the nearest relatives of Mrs.
! iiousman to Inform her cf the private
character of McBrlde, and he did so.
This wus all that I.uwler did in opposi
tion to the marriage, according to rela
tives. Many happy social gatherings,
trips to the seashore and winter resi
dences In New York followed until Mc
Brlde. tirintr of domestic life, went af
ter other and more exciting pleasures.
A detective soon reported the matter of
violated marriage vows and other acts.
Mrs. Dousman separated from McBrlde
and secured a divorce.
McBrlde then returned to Mitchell
and commended systematic attacks up
on Latwlt-r, his family and the First
National bank. Funnel's who deposit
ed In the bank known to McBrlde.' and
those who were not known, were hunt
ed un and given u "tip" that they had
better take their money out of the
bank, and in consequence-the bank's
support among farmers hus steadily
decreased for the past three years.
Every week's Issue contained some al
lusion to the bank and its president,
bused on falsehood, but appealing in
such a ma niter thut iio action ut law
could be taken against him.
This career of McBride's wns idly
looked upon by the people until the
news ami- a week ago that John I),
l.awler had suddenly died in Sioux
City, of apoplexy, whither he hud gone
on business. The full force of McBrhle's
long continued abuse then came home
to the citizens and they resolved to rid
the town of the editor. This crystal
lised into u meeting of the foremost
citizens Huturduy night and as a result,
a committee called upon McBiide and
Informed hhn that they had come to
buy his outfit, with the further proviso
that he Would have to leave the town.
.McBrlde uscnted to the proposition
and stated that he would sell the plant
Monday morning to the citizens. At
the appointed time, the citizens culled
on McBiide, but in the meantime he
hud been bolstered up by some of his
friends and he purposely Rot out of the
reach of the committee and the latter
uppolnted one of their number to be
come McBride's agent, gave him sulll-cit-nt
money to pay for the plant and
then proceeded to destroy the whole
outfit. Th" committee are now hunting
for Mi-Bride to Impress upon his mind
that his stay In Mitchell must be brief.
An l nfortunate Austrian Who Met with
Tuo AeulJents Yesterday.
Peter Sedol, an Austrian. 28 years old,
and unmarried, whose home Is in Park
Pluce, had the misfortune of getting
rousted by fire and run over by a horse
all within two hours yesterday after
noon. He Was employed at the South Steel
mill and got painfully burned about
the face, hands, hack und chest soon
after dinner. The heut came from one
of the boilers. But he was not so seri
ously burned that there was any feur
for his life. Ai I. Is own request In or
der to facilitate mutters not wishing
to bide the time In which an umbulunce
would take to come for him. he start
ed off on u street cur for the Lackawan
na hospital. There were two of his fel
low luliorcis with him.
They got as fur us the rear entranep
lo the hospital without Incident, hut
while they were wailing lor admit
tance, a runaway horse broke out of
Cobb's livery sialic, came down Uny
mond court on full gullop and ran Into
the three men. Horse and men got nil
tangled up uml when the hospital at
tendant:! cHine out there was a hetero
geneous mass of humanity, horsellesh
and harness jiu.ibhd up together in the
Sedol. the burned man. was the only
one Injured. He got a large g.isli on the
head, hut after examination of the
wound the doctors found it to lie noth
ing more serious than a painful flesh
wound, lie will be around in a few
A (lang of Wandering Willies Crcato a
li.stnrhi:noo in the Central Citv.
Word was telephoned to police head
quarters at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon thot a gang of tramps, six or
seven In number, were engaged in a
free light at the corner of Penn avenue
nr.d Vine street. The patrol wagon car
ried three policemen to the scene with
all haste, but at their approach the
tramps scattered in all directions and
all escaped but one.
He was too drunk to move with suf
ficient alacrity to evade the officers, and
as a consequence found himself in a
nosehino rase I o ll.ive a Hearing Be
fore the Supreme Court nt 1 1 A. M.
The argument of the case of the com
monwealth against Joseph Bosch I no
was to have taken place before the Su
preme court at Philadelphia yesterday
morning at 11 o'clock, but was con
tinued until this morning at the same
Boschtnn was convicted of the mur
der of Frank Confortl. at Dunmore. In
November. 1W4. ami the court of this
county refused to grant a new trial. An
appeal was then taken to the Supreme
court with a view to' having the dc
clblon of tire lower court reversed.
Today Attorney Oeorge Horn will
tnHke the argument In Bnschlno's be
half, anil District Attorney John It.
Jones will appear for the common
wealth. Bnschlno's friends have not
raised any money for him. and his at
torneys have been compelled to bear
the expense of taking the case to the
Supreme court.
The Thaw Puts an I nd to the Famine Due
to Ice forming.
Buffalo. Feb. 24. Warmer wer-ther
has remedied the water famine by lend
ing assistance to the wik of disengag
ing the Ice that has choked the inlet
tunnel. This inoruiiig the city wus well
supplied with pure water and all alarm
had subsided. The loss entailed by tho
two days' water famine, however, can
not be estimated.
Many factories had to suspend busi
ness entirely on Saturday, and all were
hampered. The factory owned by the.
mayor of the city was one of those
which shut down rather than use up
water stored in tuuks for lire protec
tion. WAR 1 (IDA.
fifteen lunurgcnut apttircd-No Mention
of Spanish l.osscs-1'he Rebel Leader
Made Prisoner.
Havana. Feb. 24. The commander of
a detachment of Spunish troops who
have urrivl-d at Mariano, a suburb of
Havana, reports that he met and dis
persed the bands of rebels led by VII
Uwieiivu tnd Buldnmoro Acosta. who
hud been operating In the vicinity of
Punta Brave, province of Havana,
about twenty miles southwest of
Mariano. People living In the neigh
borhood of Punta Brava carried into
the. town twenty dead rebels. Fifteen
of the Insurgents were captured. No
mention of the Spanish logseB Is made
In the report. Additional troops have
been sent to Marino.
The rebel leader known as "El Ingle
slto." was cuptured today between
Unities and San Nlcolus. in the south
western part of this province. He wus
made a prisoner by Colonel Seguras
column. A court martial has been or
dered to try him.
(Signed) J. Frank Clark.
Havana, Feb. 22, via Tatnpn. Fla.,
Feb. 24. The government accounts of
the attack upon Jurtioo, a railroad town
midway between Havana and Matan
zus, on the 18th are vague and lucking
In many Important details. Those
gleaned from residents of the town are
quite different. The attack was mudo
by Aguirre, with 4'10 men. The volun
teers of Jiirucn, numbering 2.10 men,
surrendered by preconcerted arrange
ments. They joined the Insurgents,
taking with them 10,004 rounds of am
munition. They freed 2K prisoners,
burned the jail, the town hall and many
other buildings. The train loud of
troops sent from Havana was attacked
upon arrival and driven from the cars,
one of which was armored. Seven sol
diers were found dead in that car. Some
of the soldiers ran and joined the rebels
being lired at by their comrades as they
deserted. Others held together and es
caped only after many were shot. The
town, which was an important one of
over 2.000 inhabitants, Is now in ruins.
The railroad station Ih' one of the few
buildings that escaped. After the
burning of Juruco, n series of engage
ments with the parties of Oomez and
Maceo followed lusting two days. The
insurgents as usual moved about from
pluce to place tiring the columns of
Henerals Aldecoa, Linares and Colonel
Hernandez, and occasionally giving
them a short tight, hut moving on when
the troops began artillery tire. In ad
dition to the forces which have recent
ly Joined Gomez bands of Orien
tals are west through Santa Clara and
Mantaitzas provinces. Government
troops are being concentrated In the
territory In which Gomez and Maceo
now operate and a decisive encounter
at Hn early day seems probable.
Christopher Columbus Baldwin I'.nter
tulns the Secretary of the Treasury.
New York. Feb. 24. Christopher Col
umbus Baldwin, the naval officer of the
port of New York, gave a dinner to
night at the Metropolitan club In honor
of the Hon. John G. Carlisle, secre
tary of the treasury.
Covers were laid for thirty guests.
Mr. Baldwin presided. On his right sat
Secretary Carlisle and on his left Sen
ator Yilus. Directly opposite were
seated Perry Belmont and Fred It.
Among others present Hon. John T.
Carroll, of Washington; Hon. Roswell
P. Flower. Hon. Seth Low, Chuiies
Lancer, Edward King. John A. Mc
Call. Wheeler II. Peck ham, Frederick
D. Tappan, Edward N. Glhbs, D. O.
Mills and J. Plprpont Morgan.
The only Information that could he
obtained as to what took place at the
dinner was that Chairman Buldwln
proposed the health of Secretary Cur
lisle when the covers were removed and
that was drank with enthusiasm. Sec
retory Carlisle then thanked those
pressent for the reception given him.
kohnikl killed Ills Wife in a lit of Jeal
ous Rago.
The details of the Ditryea murder,
mention of which wns mude in the Tri
bune yesterday, came to light during
the day. Michael Kollnskt is the mur
derer. He lived on the back road at
Duryea and he killed his wife in a lit
of jealous rage.
'Ifhey kept a hoarding house and Kol
lnl accused his wife of unfaithful
ness. She threatened to leave him and
he picked up a poker and beat her skull
In. She lingered for several hours.
Koliuski is now in the Luzerne county
Pension for Mrs. Gresham.
Washington. Ft-b. 24. In the senate to
day the hill Kraiitlng a pension of fJW
a month to -the widow of the late Secre
tary of Slate Waller Q. (ilesham. as brig
adier general (with un amendment re
ported by Hie pension committee reducing
-the amount to Sum was taken up und
after some discus:. Ion the cnniiiiltt.-e
amendment was ugree. to, and th bill
(granting Mrs.. flreshum a pension of
a month) was passed.
(ovcrnor Hastings' Visitors.
llarrishurg. Pn., Feb. 24. Senators Pen
rose ur l Thomas, ex-.Maistrate Durham
and William It. Gill are here tonight for
the purpose of seeing Governor Muslim',
it Is helleved they hove come lo confer
with him regarding the cuvancy on the
bench lo Philadelphia, but they decline
to ray why they are here.
Trensurr Cold Reserve.
Washington. Feb. 21. The treasury
gold reserve nt the close of business today
stojd at tlW.TiA.T-X. The withdrawals for
the 'ay nmounttd lo x."l.llio. So far alio, it
J! of the $ for which the
ltnnds were sold, have bepn paid. I'n to
today $"I."..iio,iiii of the new bonds have
been delivered.
Small Pugs Box.
Bethlehem. Pa., Feb. 24. Stanton Abbott
lid Paddy Sheehun lioxcd six romvls here
lorlght, which resulted In a draw. In a
4-round bout .hei ween Frank Farley and
Peie Sheehan the decision was awarded
to Farley.
Bishop of l.os Ancclcs.
1 trolt. Mich., Feb. 2i.-Kev. Jos Ilors
fall Johnson, of Christ F.plscopul church,
of this city, was today consecrated llrst
bishop of Los. Angeles.
Venezuelan Government Sends 'An
other. Protest to England.
Tho Movements of tnglisb Capitalists
Who Seek to Purchase Land in the Dis
puted Territory Arouses Suspicion
British Uuianu Indifferent.
Georgetown, British Oulana, Fob. Id.
On the eve of the departure of the
I'nlted States mull from this colony, a
report hus gained currency thut fur
ther and serious complications are like
ly to arise in connection with the ques
tion of the boundaries between the col
ony of British Oulana and Venezuela.
It Is reported that the Venezuelan gov
ernment, has within the past day or
two, lodged with the government of
British tltiinna, to he forwarded to the
imperial government a formul protest
against any concession of land within
the contested territory being granted
by the British government. The re
port is suld to be couched in courteous,
but firm latv.vuuge, and unless a halt
is called by the colonial government In
grunting, and the Imperial govern
ment in approving, of further conces
sions within the contested regions,
there muy be trouble that hitherto hus
been avoided.
It Is not difficult to find the cause for
Venezuela taking this fresh move In
the iuestlon of the territorial limits of
the two countries.
The British secretary of state for the
colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, lias
made no secret of the fact that he hus
before him) an application by a num
ber of capitalists for a large tract of
land within the disputed territory: that
these capitalists offer to purchase, for
a capital sum, a specific tract of land.
In the northwest district, with abso
lute right to the minerals and precious
stones therein: timber, railroad and
township tights, us well as leave to
sell the concession or portions of It,
to a public company. This application
Is under consideration by the local gov
ernment at the present time.
The situation in British (litiana re
mains unchanged; the colonists have
accepted and absolutely rely upon the
statement of the administration that
the home government will assert their
territorial rights up to the Schom
burghk line at least. And as no moye
bus been mude to disturb the existing
arrangement of affairs, the colonists
treat with cooMniMfferenee the preten
sions of the Venezuelans.
Minsters of Cleveland. Ohio, to l'orco
Merchants to Close ICvenlngs.
Toronto, Out., Feb. !4. Just before
noon yesterday a little girl, who was
crossing the Rosedale bridge, at the
second ravine, saw a man walk on the
bridge and throw his hut over the rail
ing. Then ne paused, climbed the rnll
and leaped headlong Into the depths be
low, a distance of liio feet.
The act was most deliberate and
done so quickly that the frightened
child had not time to cry out. In its
descent the body turned twice In the
air. striking the ground with a crush
that could be heard lift y yards nwuy.
Death wus lnstuiitaii"ous and the body
was shockingly mangled. When the
police and u few pedestrians arrived on
the scene It wus discovered that the
dead man was James Scott, for forty
years a prominent dry goods merchant
on Kintf street, Kast. Mr. Scott was
suffering from an acute form of neu
rasthenia and his malady hud undoubt
edly affected his mind.
The City of I con Declares Against Presi
dent Zcluin.
Washington, Feb. IM. According to
news received from Sun Juan Del Nor
to, Nicaraguu, nn uprising is imminent
in that country. Newspapers have
been suppressed but reports brought to
San Juan by passengers from the in
terior are to the effect that the city
of Leon has declared itself in favor of
Baca against President Zelays and de-i
munis to Zelaya's resignation. Keluya
considers himself strong enough to put
down the movement trusting for sup
port to the conservatives nnd the
friendly government of Honduras.
Oreat excitement prevailed through
out Nicaragua, especially as most of
the national arms and ammunition are
in Leon. The latest advices are that
Zalaya has declared himself "dictator"
and that all hLs ministry have left him.
At last reports the people of Leon were
up In arms and a fight was Imminent.
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BoliiiRhroke Club Would Like to See
Corhett l itslmmonti l ight.
Cleveland, O.. Feb. 24. James J. Cor
hett hus received a telegram inform
ing him that the Bolingbroke club, of
London, offers a purse of W.OOO to be
contested for by himself and Boh Fltz
slmmous, and will allow each $.00 for
Corhett said to a I'nlted Press re
porter that he would accept the offer
and would sign the articles of agree
ment as soon as the Bolingbroke club
forwarded them. He also said that as
a guarantee ot his sincerity he would
deposit as large a sum of money as the
club wished.
Reporters Are I'nnble to Interview Dr.
Jameson or Any of His Men.
London. Feb. 24. No reporters were
allowed aboard the transport Victoria
today nnd all efforts to obtain com
munication with Dr. Jameson or any
of his ofllcers failed. Later In the day
the Victoria sailed from Devonport to
Nobody on board the Victoria knew
the destination of the steamer when
she left Devonport, hut It was expected
that she would he met at sea tonight,
when Dr. Jameson would be taken off.
Sensational Suicide of a Toronto, Ont-,
Cleveland. O.. Feb. 24. The ministers
of this city have reiiuested merchants,
saloonkeepers and theater managers to
close In the evenings during the three
weeks of the coming revival, beginning
March 1.
Manager Norris. of the Grand Opera
house, has refused to cancel his dates
and the ministers and their committees
announce that they will boycott him.
(icnernl Pollonx in Command.
Rome. Feb. 21. Lieutenant fleneral Lul
gl Polloux, formerly a minister of war,
has been appointed to the chief com
mand of the huliun forces in Africa, the
troops of which will lie- formed into two
divisions respectively communded by Gen
erals Ualalleri and lleiiseh.
Barber Lacked enterprise.
Haverhllle. Mass.,' Feb. 24. IaiuIs Vall-
quet, a barber, for fefusliig to shave a
colored man, was today lined -5 in the
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For easterni Pennsylvania, fair anil
sllKhlly colder, northwesterly to wester
ly winds.
New York, Feb. IK. Herald's weather
forecast: In -the Middle states nnd Ne
Knuhind today, clear, considerably colder
weather and fresh wettlerly to northerly
winds will prevail. On Wednesday In
both of these sections fair, slltthtly colder
weather will prevail, with fresh northerly
to northeasterly winds, followed by cloudi
ness, with rain or snow on the Mlddel At
lantic sealmard and posBlbly by hiifh wlnda
on the coast, and on Thursday partly
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changes preceded on coat by high north
easterly wind and ralu or snow.