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THE ONLY .REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
EIGHT PAGES 56 COLUMNS;
SCB ANTON, PAM THURSDAY MOHNING, FEBRUARY i!7, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
Varied as the flowers of the flt'ld
and fresh as nature's own virgin
green. Nut a single Ideu that sav
ors of luHt yeur's styles and a stock
so full of sterling novelties, that the
reflective looker cannot full to won
der where they all came from, and
how the designers could possibly
conceive so many new and pretty
thoughts and weaves.
The above paragraph briefly tells
the story of our annual
The people of Sera n ton have never
seen such a largeand Important dis
play In this city previously, and ev
ery woman of taste and fashion Is
cordially Invited to visit the store
while the exhibition lusts. We
don't expect you to buy now. look
ing Is all we care for at present, and
when we tell you that we've given
up almost all of the great annex to
show our new dress fabrics In, you
run easily imagine thut our opening
is one well worthy your closest at
tention. Immg Novelties Stoowa
A new Jacquard weave thnt looks
like a picture of the Orient in rich,
warm subdued tones.
Are the most charming of novelties.
A silk moire effect Is thrown on a
multi-colored close marble ground,
producing a wavey hurmony of
tones thut fairly battles description.
CkKEtffi? de la Mie
Novelty In parallel knotted line ef
fects thrown up in warm colors and
Diced Crepons, two tone Crepons In
distinctly new effects, etc., form an
Interesting group that cannot es
cape your attention.
0!ga MkM'k Suitings
Represent some exquisite Ideas in
plaid effects, far removed from the
old bright clan tartans and shown
up on a silk sprinkled surface.
Persians, Electrlnes, Mozamblques,
Corails. Allroyds, Islet Suitings,
Wyrville Cloths, Demns Jacquards,
Belege Jacquards, Wapple iSultlngs,
Sayre and Vallida Suitings. Mohair
lines. Canvus Boucles, Alpine Tour
ist Buitings, Bicycle Suitings. Zel
mlres, etc. A description of all
these new materials would only bore
our readers, but they're Just as In
teresting, Just as new, and just as
novel as the one or two fabrics de
scribed. For Staple Beyers
Hare not been neglected. The
weaves are the same, only Improved
a little In texture and fineness, and
the colorings are all new. They
may not Interest you as much as
the novelties, but we've got to have
them you know. These cloths In
clude the best makes in Cashmeres,
Serges, Henriettas, Mohnlrs, Storm
8. rges, Lansdowns, Whipcords,
Cheviots, Mohair Coverts, Bicycle
Cloths, Zebelines, Bright I'laids, etc.
The assortment Is unlimited and the
value decidedly better than last
OPENING CONTINUES ONE
OLNEY HAS A LITTLE BEE
Its buiring Annoys tbc Inflated Man
FLANS TO CRUSH THE INSECT
The Head of the Port of Reform Is
Jealous of tils Plsee In History.
Carlisle the Stalk
"Washington, Feb. 26. The formal an
nouncement of Kichard Ulney's enndi
ducy for the presidential Humiliation
is the fore-runner of war1 In the ad
ministration cump. The followers of
John U. Carlisle are furious at what
they term Josiah Qulncy's audacity,
aiHl It is known that the president is
so worked up over the "February
boom" of his secretary of state thut he
will Ignore the yulney-Matthews com
bination in Massachusetts politics and
bolster up the fortunes of those who
train behind the standard of William
The t.t-governor's friends In this city
liuve not been Idle, and they have es
tablished a modus Vivendi with secre
tary Carlisle, promising, In return for
his inllueuce with the federal office
holders of the old Buy slate, to de
liver the Massachusetts delegation In
the Democratic national convention to
the Kentuckian, with the distinct un
derstanding that If he is successful
Carlisle w ill throw his support to Hus
Bell for the vice presidential nomina
tion. Of course, Governor Russell's
friends would prefer to see him nomin
ated for the presidency, but it Is a con
dition, not a theory, that confronts
.them, and they realize that without ex
terior help the Quincy machine would
sweep all before it in the state conven
tion. They recognize that entrenched
behind .the Olnejites have a great ud
vuntuge that can only lie neutralized
by Jtussell s control of federal pup, and
they huve made their alliance with
Carlisle, contident thut every branch
of the national administration will be
used as u lever to place the ex-governor
In the ascendancy. They count,
too, on Russell's popularity with the
masses of the party to pull htm
through, for no matter what the ma
chine men may say, he has demon
sturted that he has a remarkable hold
upon the voters of Mussuchusetts.
JEALOUS OF SECRETARY.
President Cleveland admires his sec
retary of state, but he realizes that If
olney Is nominated it will be becuuse
the secretary is considered the father of
the vigorous foreign policy In the Vene
zuelan boundary dispute and the jingo
istic attitude assumed by the adminis
tration in Its closing day. Now Mr.
Clevelund wunts the world to believe
uikI history to record that he alone is
responsible for this sudden and gratify
ing ubout face, and he is Hellish enough
to reap the harvest himself. He is by
no means satisfied thut he is out of it
us u. presidential possibility, and his
ear-trumpet has been put in good con
dition so that he may hear "the call of
the people." when It comes, demanding
thut he step Into the breach and "save
the country" for u third time. His so
culled friends, men of Hie Coudert
stump, have bolstered up his Pellet that
he is the only Democrat who can ccrvy
tlie country this year, and if that "call"
comes It is a hundred to one that Burkis
With affairs In such u shape the pres
ident resents Mayor yulncey's uttitude
In numing Olney, and his confidential
friends will send a round robin to all
the federal office holders In Massachu
setts calling upon them to fall In behind
AV'illiam R Russell.
It Is known here that ex-Congressman
O'Neill Is anxious to light the new
power In Massachusetts politics, and
he will have the hearty support this
time of men who have been his lifelong
political opponents. These men have
received nothing but kicks and cuffs
from Koston's mayor, and they are
thirsting for revenge. At any rate, you
may believe that Olney's candidacy is
frowned upon by the national Demo
cratic leaders, and will be vigorously
opposed by the great silver wing of thut
party. You are upon the verge of war
In Massachusetts, and while you may
gather up the local threads I will keep
you posted upon the developments of
the struggle in Washington. There is
considerable gossip here about the Re
publican big four for St. Louis, and I
have heard more than one declare for a
ticket which will contain the numes of
Hoar, Lodge, Ureenhalge and Wolcott.
11 LIE AND GRAY PARADE.
The Much-Talked of Demons! ration Will
Not Take Place,
New York, Feb. 26. An evening pa
The promised "Blue and Gray" pu
rnde, which wus to tnke place In this
city on July 4 next. In which the lTnlon
and Confederate veterans were to take
part, and which has been no widely
discussed by the press and otherwise
In all parts of the country, wilt not be
That the whole scheme for the parade
has been abandoned was made known
to a reporter today, by Colonel A. O.
Dickinson, commander of the confed
erate veteran camp, of this city, and
President of the Southern Democratic
association. There has been a differ
ence of opinion regarding the advisa
bility of such a parade since ft was
first, proposed. '
Many people in a position to judge
Intelligently of the results and effects
of such a parade have opposed it from
the start. Still the arrangements for It
went on until Commander in Chief
Ivan N. Walker, of the Grand Army
of the Republic, put himself on rec
ord as being opposed to the parade
on the proposed lines.
Commander-in-Chief Walker, in an
Interview said that he had made him
self familiar with the sentiments of
the leading Grand Army men of most
of the important .cities of the country
and found they were opposed to the
SAMUEL EDISON DEAD.
Father of the Great Inventor Expires at
Norwalk, Ohio, Feb. 26. Samuel Ed
dison, the father of Thomas Edison, the
Inventor, died here today, aged 92
Samuel Edison was born -In Nova
Scotia, Aug. 11, 1804, and has lived at
Milan, Ohio, and Port Hurom, Mich.,
a great part of his life. It was at
Milan that his soti, Thomas, was born.
Mr. Edison stopped here for a visit
with his niece, Mrs. W. A. Poyer, while
en route to Fort Meyers, Fla., the wint
er home of his son.
COLD DAY FOR WINTERS.
President of the Window Glass Associa
tion Meets with a Chilly Reception.
Jeanette, Pa., Feb." 26. President Pro
Tern Winters, of the Window Glass
Workers Association and Secretary
Campbell, of that body, spent two anx
ious hours here this afternoon.
The local glass workers adopted reso
lutions last night In favor of Simon
Burns, the deposed president but the
new ollloers came here today to per
suade the men to recognize their au
thority. When Winters presented hlmseJf nt
the Chambers McKee Glass factory the
men quit work. The acting president,
seeing that the best feeling did not ex
ist, left the works. About 200 men and
boys folllowcd. jeering and blowing
horns. Winters and Campbell stepped
Into 'Squire Herthune's office where
they remained until train time, leaving
at 4.P.0 o'clock. There was no attempted
STATE EDITORS MEET.
Officers Klceted b the Association for
the Ensuing Year.
Harrisburg. Pa.. Feb. 2. The State
Editorial association met here today
uml elected these officers: President,
J. W. Maloy. Record, Lausford: first
vice-president, It. T. Wiley. Herald,
Elizabeth; second vice-president. J. S.
Sanders. Telephone, Wilkes-Barre;
third vice-president. R. R McKee,
Journal, Freeporl; secretary and treas
urer. It. 11. Thomas, Farmer's Friend,
Mechanicsburg; assistant secretary, 1J.
11. Thomas, jr.. Journal. Mechanics
burg; corresponding secretary, Mrs. J.
W. Stofer, Star utid News. Mount Joy.
Executive committee, William M.
Taggert. Tuggert's Times.Phlladelphiu;
H. P. Snyder. Courier. C'onnellsville;
W. C. Kreps. Kcho-PUut, Green castle;
E. F. Acheson. Observer, Washington;
Addison It. Bmk, Ledger, Philadelphia.
The draft of a proposed libel law was
presented by a committee and adopted
as the basis of a bill to be presented
to the legislature. The association will
also urge the passage of n Mil provid
ing for the publication of all laws In
the county newspapers.
The Statement That lie Had Been Com
mitted to Mckinley's Cause Was f alse,
lias No Wish to Control Delegates.
Washington. Feb. 2ti. Senator ElkinR'
attention being called to u published re
port from Cleveland, duted the List Inst,
representing t hat he was in thut city
and authorized the ptatcment that the ,
delegation from West Virginia would j
support McKinley nt the St. Louis con
vention und that he (Elklnsi was for
him. stHted that he authorized no such i
statement and that he had not declared !
his preference for the presidency to any
one. lie ulso said the statement tiiut
he had said that West Virginia would
be for McKinley does the state un In
justice us well as the delegates who
are yet to be chosen. He does not wish
to lie understood us trying to commit
the stute or the delegates to any par
Senator Klkins further expresses the
opinion thut the southern Republicans
should send delegates to St. Louis nut
pledged to any candidate, und thut they
should confer, after reaching St. Louis,
anil decide upon the wisest anil best
course to be pursued In the Interest of
the south and net as a unit upon some
definite line of action.
COCO PA VOLCANOES ACTIVE.
Heave Out Uot Water, Mud, Smoko and
Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 26. The Cocopa
volcanoes, seventy-five miles south
west of here, are again very active.
Those on the plains are heaving out hot
water, steam and mud hundreds of feet
in the air, while the dry ones and the
solitary one In the mountain range pout
forth smoke by day and Hume by night,
plainly seen at a point fifteen miles
west of here.
There lire more than 10.000 of these
volcanoes in the plain, twelve miles
north of the base of the mountains.
They are active only nt times, when
the roar of their workings can be heard
for twenty miles and their upheaval of
thousands of tons of mini shakes the
TWO CHILDREN ROASTED.
Bodies of the l.ittlo llodgklss Girls Are
llurncd to a Crip.
New York, Feb. 20. Two. children in
the house at ir.S Prospect place, lirook
lyri, were burned to death in a fire
which broke out In their parents'
apartments this afternoon. The bodies
were recovered soon after the (lames
hud been extinguished. Roth were
burned almost to u crisp.
The children were, Flora Hodukiss. S
yeurs old, and May, her sister, three
years old. The fire was caused by the
children playing with matches.
HEALER'S TREATMENT FREE.
Establishes n liiltli Homo for Lame and
llllnd at Aurora.
Aurora, 111., Feb. 26. Dr. William
Whitehead, the divine healer who has
been attracting a great deal of atten
tion In Aurora because of his cures by
means of prayer, has made himself a
fixture iiii this city by leasing a small
hotel known as the Orchard house for
a faith home.
He proposes to keep It filled with the
lame and the blind, give them free
treutment and throw in their board and
SHOT A PRISONER.
John Murphy fatally Wounds tho Slayer
of His brother.
Danville. Ky.. Feb. 26. John Murphy
shot and fntully wounded Frank Ellis,
at Stanford, this afternoon, while Ellis
was being taken from the Jail to the
court house to be tried for the. murder
of Henry Murphy, JohrTH brother,
Ellis was marshal of Junction City,
this county, lust May, and killed Mur
phy while he was said to be resisting
FOUGHT FOR LOVE.
A Bare Knuckle Eight Kesults In the
Death of McCamroon.
Toledo, O., Feb. 26. A dispatch from
Fayette, O., says that Alvah McCain
l..an, aged'19. and Tom Atherton, aged
22, fought with bare knuckles lust night
for the hand of Marion Holmes, with
whom both were in love.
McCammon was badly punched, sus
taining a blood clot on the brain, from
which he died this afternoon. His rival
has left to avoid arrest.
ARBOR DAY PROCLAMATION.
People Are Urged to Observe the Occasion
In Interest of Tree Preservation.
Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 26. Today the
governor Issued a proclamation desig
nating April 10 and 24 as Arbor days.
The chojue of either date Is left to the
various sections of the commonwealth.
The people are urged to observe the
occasion to the end that the current of
national thought may be diverted from
tree destroying to tree protecting.
Wishes to Succeed Mr. Quay.
Norristown, Pa., Feb. 26. The first to
announce himself as a candidate for Re
publican state chairman -to succeed Sena
tor M. 8. (Jiiay. Is ex-Dlstrlet Attorney
James B. Holland. He Is the Quay leader
in Montgomery county.
The Gold Reserve.
Washington, Feb. 26. The treasury gold
reserve at the close of business tod ly
stood at 1123,227.119. The withdrawals for
the day amounted o Ki93,30O. dlm-e Jan.
6 'to Feb. 21 Inclusive the withdrawals
have aggregated 112,413.39V, or more than
f'OO.OUO tier day. ,
ALL EYES WTTHE BOOTHS
The Outcome of the Salvation Army
Kcvolt Creates Interest.
CQL'KSE OP DEPOSED LEADERS
Ample Means to Equip a New Army
Have Been Offered .Mr. and
Mrs. Ballington Hooth Eva
New York, Feb. 26. There Is a feel
ing of great uneasiness today among
the officers and soldiers of the Salva
tion army as to just what action the
late Commander Uulllngton Booth is
to take regarding a similar manage
ment In the I'nited States. Despite ex
Commander Booth's refusal on Monday
to lead a secession movement, when of
ficers and soldiers were enthusiastical
ly declaring themselves as willing and
desirous of following liltn and his wife
In such a policy, there is a well defined
rumor today thnt Ballington Booth and
Mrs. Booth will lead a religious move
ment on much the same lines as the
Salvation army with probably the uni
form of the worker as nearly the same
as that of the Tnlted States army as
the laws will allow.
Little groups of minor officers and
soldiers were today gathered 'in the
headquarters of the Salvation army in
West Fourteenth street discussing a
report that H.tKfO.OOu had been placed
at the dispobal of Bulllngton Booth If
he would start such an organization.
The story wus that yesterday a man
of large means, of thin city, had sent
word to ex-Commander Booth that he
would accept his note of hand for the
amount If he nnd his wife would lead
such a movement and make announce
ment of such Intention by next Saturday.-
The name of the man making the
offer Is1 not mentioned. That there is
reason to believe that some money If
not a million hits been placed at Bal
lington Booth's disposal, there seems to
be but little doubt.
One of the soldiers said toduy: "None
of us know just where we stand.
Whether we are with Clod and General
Booth, or with Bulllngton Booth and
his wealthy friends, seems to be a mat
ter of doubt."
Ex-Commander Ballington Booth, in
whose name the property of the Salva
tion army stands, has said that on Sat
urday he will either turn over the prop
erty or "make u stand." Just what he
means by "making a stand" Is not
clear, but Is thought to mean that he
may lead an independent movement.
When a reporter cnlled nt the home
of Miss Grace Dodge, of the Auxiliury
corps, today, it wus said she was not nt
home. The butler who opened the door
did not know whether she had gone to
Montelair. N. J., to see Bulllngton
Booth and his wife or not.
A large number of telegrams arrived
at the army headquarters for Miss Eva
Booth, all of which were said to be as
surances from officers in different parts
of the country of their loyalty
Two cablegrams were delivered at
the army head'iuatieis for Ballington
Booth. Their contents ore not known.
They were sent to the ex-commander
at Montelair. N. J.
It Is reported that between now and
Saturday -a meeting of theAuxlliary
corps will be held und resolutions sup
porting Ballington Booth passed and
also resolutions refusing; to give finan
cial aid to his successors.
COLONEL NICOL'S OPINIONS.
Colonel Nlcol, who last night ad
dressed a meeting of the Salvation
army In Philadelphia, and returned to
this city today, said:
"I have heard all the reports of
money being offered ex-Commander
Booth to conduct an independent
movement in this country. I know
nothing as to their truth, however. I
believe Bulllngton Booth to be a mun
of Integrity, and huve no doubt he will
turn over the army's property to the
proper authorities on Saturday. If it
should come to a fight in the courts, I
think the army would win, as Balling
ton Booth's title to the property is only
to hold tt in trust for his father, Gen
Asked what proportion of the army
would in his opinion follow Ballington
Booth in an Independent movement.
Colonel Nlcol said that he thought that
the number would be Inconsiderable.
MISS BOOTH'S ELOQUENCE.
Miss Eva Booth, the temporary com
mander of the army said she was ar
ranging for a tour of the country to
make speeches in the leading cities.
The first, she said, would be made In
New York, but where and when she
could not at this time say.
Miss Eva Booth Is un unusually elo
quent speaker, and in England, where
her eloquence is known, when an an
nounce men t is made In advance that
she Is to sneak, the halls are crowded
beyond their capacity. It is said that
her father. General Booth, relies on her
eloquence to overcome the feeling in
Tavor of Bulllngton Booth. Miss Booth
has held every rank from lieutenant
up to her present position of commis
sioner. For years she was engaged In
slum work in London, where she is said
to have been very popular.
MAJOR GLEN RESIGNS-.
At tn headquarters of the army the
situation was not materially changed
from that of yesterday. The one im
portant change was the resignation of
Major Peter Glen and his wife.
Major Glen had been in charge of the
field department, and was one of the
most powerful officers In the work. The
couple today sent a letter to Commis
sioner Eva Booth, giving as their rea
son for resigning the belief that Com
mander and Mrs. Ballington Booth had
been dismissed without a Just cause.
Major Glen said today that Bnllington
Booth had In no way advised his resig
nation, and that his action In with
drawing was entirely of his own ac
cord. "Ballington Booth will not lead an
American army," was the answer Ma
jor Peter Glen made today to questions
about Mr. Booth's Intentions. "He has
received a number of ii. vltations to con
duct evangelical meetings and very
probably will engage in some such
Mr. Glen also said that the published
reports that large sums of money had
been promised to Mr. and Mrs. Balling
ton Booth to carry on any work they
might desire, were In a measure true.
He said that a committee of prominent
citizens had made such offers, but who
they were he would not say. Officers
of the army have little fear that Bal
lington Booth will not turn over the
funds of the army In this country
which are all deposited in his name in
various banks, lie has already signed
checks for the current expenses of the
organizaations. Another account hns
been started in the name of Eva Booth,
to which all available funds are add
ed; but many of the contributions still
come in the form of checks "to the or
der of Ballington Booth." which must
be deposited In the accounts in his
Ex-Congressrasn Barter Burled.
Mansfield, O., Feb. 26. The funeral of
ex-Congressman Michael 1. Harter ov-
curred this afternoon. Business generally
was suspended, the school dismissed for
the afternoon und all public aud many pri
vate buildings draped in mourning.
Anothor Link in the Chain of Evidence
Against Pearl liryan's Murderers.
Cincinnati, O.. Feb. 26. Scott Jack
son, in an exciting Interview with a
reporter at the jail this morning con
fessed he had had impropre relations
with Pearl Bryan. This is the most
Important- confession of the prisoner
since his Imprisonment.
Ever since his arrest Jackson has held
out aguinst overwhelming facts that
his relations with Pearl Bryan were
absolutely honorable and that his sole
purpose in having her come to Cincin
nati and undergo a criminal operation
was to protect his friend. William
Wood. He now charges that Wood was
equally guilty with him. Wood, when
seen after the Jackson interview, un
consciously corroborated Jackson's
story except In the. matter of his
(Wood) confessing to having improper
relations with his second cousin.
Tomorrow Is the date set for the
hearing In police court of the cases of
Jackson and Walling.
ANOTHER TRACTION WAR.
The leellng of I'nrcst Among Philadel
phia Street Car Employes Has Not Been
Philadelphia, Feb. 26. A renewal of
the agitation caused by the dissatis
faction of the motormen and conduc
tors of the Union. Traction company is
again threatened. Since the supposed
settlement of the differences between
the traction company and its employes
by the peace commission, which was
composed of representative citizens of
Philadelphia who were working for the
best Interests of all concerned, an un
dercurrent of unrest has been manifest
among the men of the company. They
claim that the Traction company has
not lived up to the agreement made
with the peace commission by both
sides and this dissatisfaction culminat
ed tonight in the presentation of the
grievances of the employes to the cen
tral committee of the Amalgamated
Association of Street Railway Em
ployes. The committee decided to refer
these grievances to the peace commis
sion, but what the outcome will be it is
difficult to forecast.
From various sources It has been
gnthered that another strike of the men
of the Traction company was contem
plated in May or June, but the im
patience of some of the employes In pre
senting their grievances at this time
may bring on another strike before that
HORSES DIRT CHEAP.
Direct Drought Only $8,250 and I.esa
Wilkes the Paltry Sum of $1.1 50.
New York. Feb. 26. Direct, the cele
brated stallion, with a record of 2.0"b,
a son of Director, 2.17, and at one time
the champion American pacer, was sold
this evening at the combination sale
of trotting stock, consigned by promin
ent breeders, at Madison Square gar
den, for $8,250 to James Butler, of New
York city, the president of the Fleet
wood Driving Park association. The
price the famous stallion went at was
not up to that exected by his owner.
Monroe Salisbury, who remarked after
the sale that the sum was just one
third his real value.
The speedy mare, Lesa Wilkes, with
a 2.09 record, whose Blre- was Guy
Wilkes and dam Hannah Price, was
knocked down to the highest bidder in
the afternoonfor $4,150, a price saldto
be much below the mare's worth.
The stock offered during the day was,
as a rule of good quality, but the prices
were unusually small.
. BLOODY BOXINGMATCH.
An Exhibition of Scientific Slugging
Springfield, Mass., Feb. 26 The sec
ond boxing entertainment of the Paper
City Athletic club took place tbntght at
the Empire theater In Holyoke, and
was attended by about 800 people. The
principal event of the evening was the
20-round contest between Tom Morl
arlty, of Holyoke, and Stanton Abbott,
of England. The bout resulted In a
draw. For about 12 rounds it was a
good exhibition of scientific boxing, Ab
bott having slightly the advantage, as
he sent Morlarlty frequently to his cor
ner with a bloody face. In the thir
teenth Moriarity almost succeeded in
knocking Abbott out with face blows,
but after this Abbott held him till the
twentieth, making a good rally.
A telegram was received from Doyle,
of Philadelphia, asking that he be
matched against the winner of thft
Morlnrity-Abbott fight for any part of
HIS BODY UNDER WATER.
Remains of Asher Barnes Discovered
with on Electric Search Eight.
Allentown, Pa. Feb, 26. The theory
that Kline Frederick and Asher Barnes,
the Catasaqua boys w ho disappeared on
Monday night, were drowned In the
Lehigh canal proves to be true. Last
night the searchers found the body of
young Barnes near the Crane Iron
works at Catasaqua, about a half mile
from where the hoys are suspected to
have fallen Into the canal.
The body was under water and It was
discovered by, .means of. an electric
enrch "light. The remains .of Freder
ick have not yet been found.
BOY HYPNOTIZES ANOTHER.
Makes Ulm swallow Glass Under Belief
That lie Is a Thief. ,
Newark, O., Feb. 26. Horace Coulter,
a young Newark boy, successfully
hypnotized Edward Powers last night.
Coulter made Powers believe that a
large spherical piece of glass was a
diamond that he had stolen. Being
told that he was about to be arrested
for the theft the boy swallowed the
glass to conceal It.
He was then made to believe himself
sick and the glass was forced up.
Coulter, though an amateur, has
worked successfully with ten Newark
FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.
Major McClammy and His Fireman Are
Wilmington, N. C. Feb. 26. Major C.
W. McClammy, of Scotts Hill. Pender
county, was instantly killed yesterday
afternoon by the bursting of the boiler
of an engine in his plantation. The
negro fireman, Alfred Spellinan, was
Major McClammy was an officer In
the confederate army. He was elected
representative In congress by the Dem
ocrats in 1886 and served two terms.
Journalist In Cuba.
Havana, Feb. 26. Charles Michaelson,
the special correspondent of the New
York journal and his Interpreter, Loreno
Betancotirt, who were arresteil at their
hotel at an early hour yesterday morning
and confined In Moro Castie, were released
Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 26. At a meeting
held here today by the Funeral Directors'
association, of Pennsylvania, it was decid
ed to hold the annual shite convention at
Gettysburg on the tlret Monday In June.
Prominent members, of the association
SILVER PARTY ANALYZED
Probability of a Republican Stampede
Is Emphatically Denied.
NO SILVER SEXTIMENT EAST
Representative Hantaan, of Montana,
Believes That the Majority of Ameri
can People favor Bimetallism.
The Situation About the State.
Washington, Feb. 26. Philadelphia
despatches are shadowing the possible
defection of the free silver Itepubll
cans and the nomination by them of
Senator Teller, of Colorado, or Whar
ton Baker, of Philadelphia, on a free
coinage platform, are. received by
leading Itcptibllcun members of the
house with Incredulity. The claim that
the sliver men hold the balance of
power In New York and Indiana. Is ab
solutely denied. There are said to be
certain sections of New York state,
where little groups of free silverites are
to be found, but they are widely scat
tered and not of sufficient Importance
to carry a stngln county election.
The Indiana Republicans who wero
spoken with feel certain that the mem
bers of their party who favor free
coinage will not desert the nominee of
the St. Louis convention. Mr. Steele,
who represents tho Marion distrtot,
said there would be no defection worth
speaking of. "We have always had to
beat." said he, "all the isms in In
diana, when we succeeded in carrying
the state, and It will be nothing new
to beat them tills time."
Mr. Johnson, of Indiana, took: the
same hopeful view. Excepting Schuyl
kill county In Pennsylvania, where
there still remain many members of tha
old greenback party, there Is not, ap
parently, any sentiment in Pennsyl
vania for free silver that, in the opin
ion of the Pennsylvania representa
tives will cut any figure in the ap
A PITTSBURO OPINION.
Mr. Palxell, of Pittsburg, says there
Is no silver sentiment In the state of
any consequence. He Is satisfied that
the action of the free silver men In put
ting their erase above protection will
have a tendency to drive out of thein
ranks intelligent Republicans everv.
where. Mr. Dingley, of Maine, the Re- Y
puoiican leader of the house, venture
the assertion that outside of the mining.
"u iew oi me adjoining states.
wie iree silver men In the north, east,
aim west are not worm considering. In
his judgment they will cut no figure in
the elections this year.
Nebraska Republi "ins insist that the
sound money eleme, i in that state Is
largely In the ascendancy. The Re
publicans are mainly for sound money
and from 16,000 to 20,000 Democrats, It
Is said, would vote the Republican
ticket If the Democratic party commit
ted itself to a declratlon favoring the
free coinage of Bilver.
Representative Hartman, of Mon
tana, who le a pronounced friend of
silver and one of the active members
of that minority, believes there is a
free silver sentiment in the east, but
he frankly added tha "it does not crop
up In the house." He has heard of no
plan by tho silver Republicans looking
to a holt if the platform at St. Louis be
not satisfactory to then. He believes,
however, that as between bimetallism
and the single gold standard, the ma
jority of the American people favor the
former. He goes even farther In say
ing that a majority of the voters would
support a 16 to 1 proposition because
that would produce genuine bimetall
ism. TO ARREST DISEASE.
Free Remedies Will He Furnished Live
Harrisburg. Pa., Feb. 26. Rules have
been adopted by the state live stock
Banitary board as follows:
1'pon application from owners of
tuberculosis cattle the board will fur
nish free tuberculin and inspection on
First Tlrat the owner of the cattle
will agree to assist In the examination.
Second That the cattle found to be
tuberculosis be separated from those
that are healthy and be cared fer sepa
rately until disposed of as directed by
Third That the owner disinfect the
stables and put them In a goal sani
Fourth That he does not use the
milk and cream from Infected cattle,
except when heated at 185 degrees fah
renhelt, and kept at this temperature
for seven minutes.
If dairymen wish, the board will In
spect any cattle stables and yards and
furnish certificates showing their sani
tary condition, if the applicant will
bear the necessary expense of such in
spections. It Is Impossible for the
board to personally investigate all ru
mors or unsubstantiated reports of In
fected cattle, so the state veterinarian
may, if a reasonable doubt exsists, re
quest the owner of the suspected cattle
to have an examination made at his
own expense and report accordingly.
BOYS CANNOT SMOKE. '
lilCsretics mna -..igars ituoidiisu vj
Order of Lincoln's Council.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 26. The Lincoln
city council tonight passed 'William
Lawler's cigarette ordinance. This or
dinance prohibits the use of cigarettes,
cigars or tobacco by persons under 18
years of age in the city limits.
The police, under this law, are au
thorized to arrest without a warrant
any person w ho somes under the ban
of this law. The tine to be imposed Is
no more than $25 for each offense.
Councilman Lawler is also the author
of the curfew ardinance, which was
passed here some two weeks ago.
BARELY ESCAPED SMASH-UP.
Train Wreckers l olled by a Big Four En
Dayton, O., Feb. 26. The "Big Four"
passenger train from Cincinnati, due
here at 4.30, narrowly escaped disaster
planned for It by train wreckers. The
engineer fortunately discovered be
tween Carrollton and Alexandersvllle
ties ingeniously piled on the track and
weighted down with stone.
He reversed the engine and put on
the air brakes In time to avoid the ob
struction. There is no clew to the per
petrators. STATE SEWS NOTES.
Mrs. P. K. Snyder has been appointed
a fourth class posunaeter at Spring Hill,
lovernor Hastings has Issued a requisi
tion on the governor "f Maryland for the
arn-ft of Char!s F. Lippy, who is wanted
In York comity.
Governor I lasting has reappointed
William 1. Hamnker, of Meadvllle, Craw
ford countv, a member of the state board
of medical examiners representing the
Btato Medical society.
At noon today the governor and Mrs.
Hastings, Secretary of Internal Affairs
and .Mrs. Latta, Attorney General and
Mrs. McCormick and a few friHiiils will
leave on a speclnl tralit for Carlisle. They
will there meet Secretary of War Lamont
ami will inspect the Indian school t that
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SHOT HIS DAUGHTER.
Terrible Crime of a Cross Old Man of
Chicago, Feb. 26. Jacob Dletzel shot
his daughter, Mrs. Henry Ohner and
himself at bis daughter's resldenoe. 463
Kishop street, today. Each has a bullet
in the brain, and at the county hospital
it Is said they cannot recover.
Mrs. ohner had ordered her father to
leave the house on account of bis con
liuual complaining and 111 temper.
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sey, fair weather with tllnuiUnhlnr cloudi
ness; warmer; wusjs ninufa-niMr.