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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
EIGHT PAGES 56 COLUMNS.
SCRANTOJf, 1A., FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY SH, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
Varied as the flowers of the field
and fresh an nature's own virgin
irreen. Not a single Idea that flav
ors of last year's styles and a stock
o full of sterling novelties, that the
reflective looker cannot fall to won
der where they all came from, and
how the designers could iiosslbly
conceive so many new and pretty
thoughts and weaves.
The above paragraph briefly tells
the story of our annual
Spring Dress .finals
The people of Scrunton 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 lasts. 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 unncx to
show our new dress fabrics in, you
can easily imagine that our opening
Is one well worthy your closest at
tention. Aiwig Nwelties Slows
Are Iteizfl'Me Siiitmgs
A new Jacquard weave that 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 that fairly bailies description.
Novelty In parallel knotted line ef
fects thrown up In warm colors and
Diced Orepons, two tone Crepons In
distinctly new effects, etc., form an
interesting group that cannot es
cape your attention.
Represent some exquisite Ideas In
plaid effects, far removed front the
old bright clan tartans and shown
up on a silk sprinkled surface.
Ota Novelties Cs ii
Persians, Eleetrlnes, Mozamblques,
Coralls, Allroyds, Islet Suitings,
Wyrvllle Cloths. Demas Jucquards,
Belege Jacquards, Wupple riultings,
Sayre and Vallida Suitings, Mohair
lines, Canvas rSoucles, Alpine Tour
ist Suitings, Bicycle Suitings. Zel
mires, etc. A description of ull
these new materials would only bore
our readers, but they're just as In
teresting, Just as new. anil Just ns
novel as the one or two fabrics de
For Staple. Buyers
Have not been neglected. The
weaves are the same, only improved
a little In texture and fineness, and i
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, Mohairs. Storm
8erge3. Lansdowns. Whipcords,
Cheviots, Mohair Coverts. Hicyde
Cloths, Zebellnes, Bright Plaids, etc.
The assortment Is unlimited and the
values decidedly better than last
OPENING CONTINUES ONE
Ci LOB E
IN THE INTEREST OF CUBA
Kcsolutions Adopted by House Com
mittee of Foreign Affairs.
MK. TLCKEK IX OtTOSITlOX
Tht only Vot. Cast against tb. Adoption
of th. Resolutions Congressional
Support fledged th. Presi
dent in Taking Action.
Washington, Feb. 27. A series of con
current resolutions recognizing the bel
ligerency of the Cuban Insurgents were
adopted by the house foreign affairs
committee today after a session of one
and one-half hours.
The only opnoslng vnte was cast by
Mr. Tin kcr.Virglnla. who objected prin
cipally to the second resolution. Mr.
Draper, Massachusetts, was also known
to oppose the general proposition but
he was called from the committee room
before a final vote was taken.
The resolutlotiH reported to the house,
excepting the last were drawn by Mr.
Adams, Pennsylvania, the chairman of
the sub-committee to whom the Cuban
correspondence was referred a fortnight
SCO. The luHt mntliHnii n'fan nfforori liv
j Mr. Money, Mississippi. The first three
resolutions tilt not receive the approval
of Messrs. Draner and Tucker, who
served on the sub-committee with Mr.
Adums and therefore, when they were
presented to the full committee todny
they represented only that gentleman's
views. They furnished the basis of the
discussion which followed and they
were finally adopted, with the addi
tion of the Money resolution as above
Mr. MeCreary. of Kentucky, the for
mer chairman of the committee, urged
delay In reporting the resolution until
ll should be ascertained If it is the
duty of the president to sign them.
This precipitated a general discussion,
which consumed considerable time. Mr.
Smith. MichlKan, who Is an active
champion of the Cuban cause, Insist
ed that any resolution which had the
force and effect of law must bear the
president's signature in order to become
opeiative. unless they become a law by
reason of his failure to sign them with
in the prescribed ten days. Mr. Draper
took strong ground against the resolu
tion, his argument In effect being that
their adoption was likely to Involve the
I 'lilted States In war with Soaln, and
Hint another effect would be the de
struction of American property inter
ests in the Island. Sir. Tucker regard
ed it as no concern of the rnlfd States
what the Internal policy of the island
was a. id thought that this government
should keep its hands off.
It contended by those who strongly
fuvored the resolution that their adop
tion by congress could not justify Spuin
In proceeding to hostilities agulnst this
i nuutry, the argument being that the
Spanish crown could not properly ob
ject to a recognition of belligerency, ns
under the general interpretation of In
ternational law it could be done as an
act of neutrality.
Another subject which led to further
discussion was precipitated by Mr.
Smith. This hud reference to the bar
barous system of warfare which the
Spanish government is now alleged to
be pursuing against their revolting sub
jects. It was finally decided thnt in
the absence of any official information
bearing upon the matter, it should be
passed over anil not made a part of the
resolutions to be reported.
The follow ing in the text of the Cuban
Resolved, Hy the home of ropresentu
tlvf (the senate concurring) thut in the
opinion of emigres n stale of war ex
UK in Culia. the parties to which are n
tltled to belligerent rights, slid the United
States should observe a fctrlut neutrality
between llie belligerents.
Ki.solved, Thai, conaress deplores the de
struction of life nd pivperly mused by
the wur row waging In that island, unJ be
lieving that the only permanent solution
of the content, equally In the Interest of
Spain, the people of Cuba and other na
tions, would be In the establishment of a
government by the choice of th. people,
of Culia. It Is the sense of the conrsi,
and the government of the United Suites
should u Its good offices and friendly
liilp.ience lo that end.
Unsolved. Thst the United States has
not intervened In struggle between ony
Kuropean governments and their (.olonl"s
on this continent; but from the very close
relations between the people of the United
Stale and those of Culm, In coneiiic me
of It proximity and the extent of the
commerce between the two people, the
present was Is entailing such los-.es upon
the people of the United Slats that con
gress Is of opinion thut the Koveriinient of
tlit United States vhonld be prepared t
protect the lesit Imute Interests of Ameri
cans by Intervention, If necessary.
Resolved, That coiixiess plcd-ieii Its hiiii-
port to the president ill carrying out the
Detectives from the State I Iquor League
I nearth u Large Number of Illegal Grog
Sellers In Liicrne County.'
Wllkes-Unrre, Pa., Feb. 27. Three
detectives In the employ of the State
Liquor league, from Philadehihia. who
linve been In this city and vicinity for
the past two months, dropped a bomb
in the ranks of the proprietors of speak
easles in this city and county. War
rants were sworn out before Aldermen
Davidson and Kulp for nearly lifty per
sons each of whom were given hearings
today und held in $M0 bail each for
The arrests caused great consterna
tion and many speak easy-proprietors
have jumped the town and others are
closing their places. The detectives
have done their work thoroughly and
from information in their hands esti
mate the number of unlicensed houses
In this county at 1,su0. Duryea, a town
of about 3.000 inhabitants being cred
ited with nearly 2ti0 speak easles. The
Stnte Liquor league Is In earnest in the
fight nnd will push It until every speak
easy in the county is closed. The de
tectives also have evidence that many
constables throughout the county are
in collusion with speak-easy propriet
ors, and have accepted money as the
price of their silence, and actions will
be brought against them. Although the
county Is honey combed with speak
easies fxery constable In the coiuity for
the past five yearn have reported to the
courts that the license laws were being
obeyed In their license districts. ,
IRON AND STEEL TRADE.
All Are Waiting for Somebody to Move in
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 27. Tomorrow's
edition of the American Manufacture
will say concerning the Iron and steel
It would puzzle the closest observer
to see any material difference in the
conditions surrounding the Iron market
this week and those noticeable at last
report. If there In any difference It Is
seen In a qulter tone and less busi
ness In the principal lines. In some re
spects the situation Is an unusual one,
for with the extreme quietness neither
side seems ready to push the market.
Several of the largest Iron and steel
concerns In the Pittsburg district state
that the past week was the quietest
they have se;n In the past six months.
The great trouble seems to be that all
are waiting for somebody to move In
the pig iron murket things stand about
as they were at last rooort. and the
only change being made are in the way
of lower figures. The finished iron and
steel market remains about us da
scribed last week, with nothing; being
hurried, There are signs of a- coming
activity In several branches as noon as
spring opens, but these lines are now
about aa quiet as the rest.
Cas. of the Officer, of the Steamship
llorsa In the Handset a Jiirv.
Philadelphia. Feb. 117. The trial of J,
II. Wiborg. Jans I. Petersen and H,
Johausen, the late captain and first and
second mate respectively of the steam
ship llorsa. for engaging In a. Cuban
filibustering expedition, closed today in
the United states district court, and
the fate of the three sailors wmh given
Into th. hands of the Jury, At the time
court adjourned for' the day the jury
hud not reached a verdict.
Judge hutler's charge to the Jury
bore rather heavily against th prison
ers, but he left a loophole for acquittal
by giving the opinion "that where men
go in a body to enlist as individuals in
a foreign army they do not constitute A
military expedition, and the vessel car
rying them inn take arms as merchan
dise." GENERAL MERRILL DEAD.
Th. Officer Who llrok. I'p th. Ku-klox-klun
Cxplres at Philadelphia His Hon
orablo War Record.
Philadelphia. Feb. 27. General Lewis
Merrill died this morning at tlie Pres
byterian hospital of an affection of th
kidneys. He entered the hospital last
night as was his custom when an at
tack of this disease becume severe a'nd
his death this morning was tiuite sud
den. No member of his family was
Deceased wns a native of Pennsyl
vania and was sixty years of ogf and a
graduutu of West Point. Afttr leaving
West Pidnt he served on the frontier
for several years as lieutenant of th
famous First Dragoons. United States
Army. He was a commander of caval
ry throughout the entire war of the
rebellion and was several times pro
moted for gallant services. A f ter the
wnr he served as Inspector and judge
advocate general uf the department of
the Platte. Ho was promoted major in
the regtilur army in I8U8 and while serv
ing on the frontier was assigned by his
brevet rank to the c.miiiaml of a dis
trict In South Carolina, embracing a
territory In which the Ku-Klux outrage
were most frequent. In return for his
services lie received the thunkH of the
war department and of his commando
for "great work and ability In master
ing and breaking up the Ku-KIux con
spiracy." nnd the thanks of the legis
lature of South Carolina, "for conspicu
ous ability In the perforniunct of his
dut,les." So conspicuous were his ser
vices in opposition to the Ku-Klux clan
that he Incurred the lusting wntth of
the leaders In that attempt to uch ex
tent that after he was first nominated
for lieutenant colonel President Cleve
land was compelled to withdraw his
nomination and afterwurds, when lie
was again nominated by President
Harrison, his nomination was held up
in tlio Semite, and it expired ly con
stitutional limitation, the minority of
the senate breaking a quorum to pre
vent his confirmation. The senate fin
ally In January. 18!1. confirmed his
nomination to be a lieutenant colonel
on the retired list.
BISHOP BOWMAN TALKS.
II. Hefcr to Ills Opponents In Op
Allentown. Pa., Feb. 27. The East
Pennsylvania Kvangellcal conference
opened Its tlfty-seventh annual session
In Kbenezer church this morning.
Bishop Thomas Bowman, who was
barred out of this church five years ago.
at the beginning of the now famous
church light, presides with HI shop S.
C. Hreyfugel. Bishop Bowman In open
ing referred In scathing terms to some
of his opponents of those days, one of
whom, he said, is not fit to be men
tioned before Christian audience. He
culled them traitors, charged th.-m with
treachery, hypocrisy and dishonest v.
and referred to ex-Bishop Hainan In
the most opprobrious terms.
Rev. Augustus Krecker wan appoint
ed secretary, and Rev. C. D. ireher.
S. T. Leopold. T. L. Wentz and V. H.
Stauffer, assistants. Revs. O. I... Suy
lor. W. L. Bollman. A. N'. Jletzsrer, H.
C. Lilly and J. F. White, reporters.
WOMAN SAVES TWO LI VMS.
Snatches Them from the Path of a Run
away Horse In St. Louis.
St. Louis. Feb. 27. Mrs. H. K. Knol-
lennerg. a quiet little woman, per
formed an act of heroism Monday af
ternoon which any big. strop; man
might feci proud to have ai-liieved.
She was on Page avenue, golnp toward
Vandeventer, when she saw a. horse
rushing down the street at breakneck
speed. Bight in the course of the Hying
animal stood a little girl und a boy.
Mrs. Knollenberger rushed into tin
center of the avenue, and, grasping a
child under each arm. drew them
toward the sidewalk just as the mad
dened animal reached the spot where
they had stood.
The heroic little woman was knocked
down by the horse and her right arm
painfully lacerated by his hoot's. Shu
was on her feet In a moment, and, af
ter looking to see that the children
were safe, walked to the ollice of Dr.
Wilson, who dressed her Injured arm.
QUICK DELIVERY PLAN.
Scheie, to Do Tried In Grand Ka grids on
Grand Rapids. Mich., Feb. 27. "Frank
D. Prindle and William J. Page, of this
city, have asked the council for the
right to erect poles and string wires for
a parcel-carrying system to extend over
the entile city. The system is much
like that now used In stores. On the
wires will run small cans or water
proof buckets, propelled by electricity
and controlled from a central station.
Parcels will be received at either the
central or sub-stations and thence dis
patched to all quarters of the city,
where, at sub-stations, they will be re
ceived by station masters and given to
boys with bicycles for further ..stribu
tlon to the persons to whom they nre
addressed. The system is the result of
seven years' experimenting, and la cov
ered by patents.
Ernest Birmingham's l.lbcl Suit Against
Will l.afccn Has a Farcial F.nding.
New York. Feb. 27. The attempt that
was made by Ernest F. Birmingham, of
the Fourth Estate, to have W. NI. La
feen. publisher of the Sun, Indicted for
criminal libel, came to a farcical end
ing In the Tombs police court today.
The . presiding judge dismissed the
complaint with the utmost contempt.
Pcnth of a Victim of Mistake.
Pottsville. Pa., Feb. 27. John Schwlndt,
who was shot about ten days ego at
Shenandoah by Theodore ElBenhower. in
mistake for his twin brother, William
Schwiii'lt, died last night. Klsnhower al
leges that William Sehwlndt was intimate
with Ills wife and It was his purpose to
shoot William. Klsenhower Is In Jail.
STRENGTH OF CANDIDATES
Counting St. Louis Chickens Before
Thcv Are Hatched.
MK. M'KIXLEY IX THE LEAD
Speaker Kced Conceded to Bo Second.
General lirosvenor Think. That
Two Ballots Will Settle th.
Question Other Opinions.
Washington, Feb. 27. Tables are al
ready being made up here as to the
probable strength of the KcpublU-un
candidates for president on the first
ballot at St. Louis. General Grosvenor,
of Ohio, who ia the head of the lie
Klnlcy representatives here, figures out
that Mr. McKlnley will face 4H3 votes
on the first ballot, or 4 votes less than
enough to nominate. But an estimate
gotten up by a Pittsburg paper after
correspondence with various newpapers
over the country Is rei-elved here with
more credence than the one prepared
by Ocneral Crosvenor. All the tables
are mere estimates, and the friends of
different candidates disagree as to their
strength. The following is the table
prepared h the Pittsburg paper:
McKinley, :i::5; Heed. 215: Morton. 97;
Allison, HO; Quay. 76; Cullom. 38: Brad
lev, 26; Huvls, 22; scattering, 18. To
The number necessary to a choice Is
According to this table McKinley
now lacks 124 and Reed 244 of enough to
When this table was shown to Sena
tor Quay he said :
"I regard that a very good estimate.
They do not altogether agree with my
figures, but 1 do not regard them as
very far astray as the situation Is at
this time. 1 have thought for some
time lhat Mr. McKinley's strength on
the first ballot would be about 'MO. Of
course. It is Impossible to' make any
accurate figures in advance of the elec
tion of the delegates. But l do not think
that estimate 1 much out of the way,
urovidinc delegates were elected now
and the convention held at once."
When asked in regard to the esti
mate of his own strength, the senator
smiled and said that he was not giving
away any secrets concerning that mat
General Grosvenor, in speaking on the
"I am in dally communication with
our friends over the country, and I
think thut you will find the following
estimate of the McKinley strength on
the first ballot to lie as near correct as
any estlmute can be made at this time:
"Alabama, IS; Arkansas. 16; Cali
fornia, 10; Florida, 8: Georgia. 18;
Idaho, 2; Illinois. 20; Indiana, 2; Kan
sas, 1; Kentucky. 16; Louisiana, 7;
Maryland, 10; Mississippi, 18; Missouri.
26; Nebraska. 16: New Jersey. 10; New
Mexico, 6; North Carolina, 14; North
Dakota, 3; Ohio. 4fi; Oklahoma. 3; Ore
gon, 8; South Carolina. 8; South Da
kota, 3; Tennessee, la Texas, 14; IHah,
2; Virginia, 18: Washington. 4; West
Virginia. 12: Wisconsin, 20; Wyoming,
2. Total. 433.
"1 look upon McKinley's nomination
on the second balir.t as pretty certain."
added General irosvenor, "for the rea
son that when his largo vote Is shown
on the first ballot, the followers of the
'favorite sons' will fall over themselves
to get on the winning side. I predict
that there will not be more than two
ballots. And 1 would not be surprised
the way things are going now, if there
were only one ballot. This 'fnvorito
son' business will not defeat McKinley.
Why. In the state of Pennsylvania the
sentiment for the Ohio leader is so
strong that there will be very great
difficulty in keeping a large number of
the delegates from voting for McKinley
on the first ballot. In fuct, 1 doubt if
thut can be done. .One of the members
of congress from Pennsylvania who
signed the memorial to Mr. Quay, re
questing him to be a candidate, told me
that If the people of Pennsylvania were
now lo vote for a presidential candidate
that McKinley would be their choice."
One of Mr. Reed's friends, when
asked In regard to the estimate of Mr.
Heed's strength, replied:
"It is absurd to give estimates at this
time that will count for much. Mr.
Heed will poll less of his full strength
on the flivt ballot than any other can
didate. I expect to see Mr. McKinley
poll pretty much all of his vote on the
first ballot. But when the 'favorite
sons' begin to drou out, then look out
for Mr. Heed. Hence, any estimate of
his vote on the tirst ballot is entirely
GIRLS HLKNKD TO DEATH.
Smothered and Cremated In a Farm
Itcsidcnco itt Sngolc, Wis.
Appletoti. YI., Feb. 27. Sagole,
twelve miles north of this city, was the
scene last nlijht of a fire In which two
young girls lust their lives. Shortly
ofter midnight the home of Charles
Htishmun caught nre. the origin being
unknown. The family wns composed
of -Mr. Hushmttn and wife, an adpoted
daughter. Laura, aged R years, and
Annie Swlnkles, 14 years old, employed
ns a domestic. The fire made such
rapid progress that the old couple, who
occupied apartments on the ground
floor, had barely time to escape with
When help arrived a ladder was
raised to a window of the room occu
pied by the two girls; a man broke In
the window and managed to reach their
bed. but found It empty. The girls had
evidently been awakened by the fire,
and, leaving their room, tried to es
cape by the inside stairway. Becom
ing bewildered in the dense smoke,
they lost their way, and before they
could regain their window had suffo
cated, CRONK'S HEIRS WAITING.
His Peculiar Will Takes F.ffect This Year,
f ortune Is Large.
Haverhill. Mass.. Feb. 27. By the will
of Casper Cronk a fortune Is awaiting
the Cronk family. The testator died in
Holland In April. 17!t6, and In his will
was the proviso that the document
should not take effect until 100 years
The principal heir now resides In this
city. In the person of Winslow Cronk,
a painter, who is of the fourth genera
tion. His sons are Frank, Arthur,
Harry and George, all of whom reside
in this city and Bradford. The estate
is believed to approximate $75,000,000.
LEHIGH'S KAPID RUN.
An Effort Is Mods to Ment the New York
Wllkes-Barre. Pa., Feb. 27. An ex
perimental train was run over the Le
high Valley railroad today to see Just
what time could be made between New
York and Buffalo. The train consisted
of one engine, two Pullman cars, the
"Marietta" and "Aberdeen" and two
culinary coaches. The object was to
make the run. 49 miles. In ten and one
half hours, or at an average rate of
forty-two and four-fifth miles an hour,
counting ail stops. The train started
from Jersey City at 11.30 a. m. today,
arriving here at 4.10. two minutes
ahead of time, including change of en-
glnes. expecting to reach Buffalo at 10
On board of the truin were Boll in H.
Wilbur, general superintendent: Chas.
S. Lee, general passenger agent, and
other officials of the roud. It Is said
that the Valley was trying with its
"flyer" to beat the famous New York
Central's Empire State express.
The flyer arrived at Buffalo at 9.30.
one-half hour earlier than scheduled
THE FATAL FORD.
John Wolfe and Daughter Drowned
While Crossing tlio Youghlogbeny.
Pittsburg, Pa.. Feb. 27. John A.
Wolfe and daughter .were drowned last
evening In the Youghlugheny river near
Smithton. Westmoreland county. Their
bodies have not yet been recovered.
Wolfe, iu his baste to reach home, de
termined on fording the river Instead
of driving a distance around to a bridge.
The streain'was running full of Ice,
which gorged against the wheels, over
turning the vehicle. The occupants
were swept away. Witnesses were un
able to render assistance.
Tlio Future Course of tb. Balllngton
Booths Is Still Surrounded with Mys-
tery Major Glen's Movements.
New York, Feb. 27. The affairs of the
Salvation army seem to be moving
more smoothly today than at any time
since tha removal of Balllngton Booth
from his position as commander and
his subsequent resignation from, the
At the army headquarters It 'West
Fourteenth street today the main topiu
discussed by tlio soldier and officers
was the resignation of Major Peter
Glen and his wife from the army. From
the beginning of the troubles which
culmiuuted in Uallington und Mrs.
Booth's retirement Major Glen and his
wife havo been among their stanchost
supportors. Major Ulen was the first
officer of the army to refuse to obey
the commands of Colonel Kudle, when
thut officer assumed temporary com
mand, after the retirement of Balllng
While the resignations uf the Glens
were not altogether unexpected some
significance is attached to them as In
dicating that Ilulllngton Booth and his
popular wife have decided to lead an
Independent movement In the country
on the same lines as the Salvation
TAKEN AB A STRAW,
Major Glen hus announced that with
In a few days he will remove to Mont
clalr, N. J., and become private secre
tary to Uallington Booth. It Is this
statement thatls worrying the antl-Bal-llngton
Salvationists, as they argue
that If Uallington Booth hud not de
cided to leud a religious movement of
some sort, and, perhaps, refuse to sur
render the property of the Salvation
army, he would not need a private sec
retary. The Salvationists are speculating on
how many of Balllngton Booth's other
friends In the army will follow the
course of the Glens and resign. Col
onel Meal and Temporary Commander
Eva Booth profess to believe that very
few of tire Salvationists will desert the
flag to follow Balllngton Booth.
There were agalu today rumors of
promises of large sums of money to be
placed at ex-Commander Booth's dis
posal If he starts an independent move
ment on Salvation army line, but. as
yesterday, the names of the men who
have offered the money are withheld.
Fine Exhibition Ulven at the Commence
ment Exercises Held at the Carlisle
Carlisle, I'a., Feb. 27. The com
mencement exercises of the Indian In
dustrial school were held here In As
sembly hall this afternoon before sev
eral thousand persons. Prayer wan of
fered by Kev. lir. Hamlin, after which
this programme wns carried out by
the following graduates. "Our To
days." Hubert Jackson; "Indian Oirls
as Teachers." Cynthia Webster; solo,
"Judith," Llnnie Thompson; "Our Lv
velopment. Necessity," lielos Lone
Wolf; "Indian a Man," Klmer Simon;
cornet solo, "My Old Kentucky Home,"
After the graduating addresses were
delivered, Ocneral O. O. Howard, in a
brief address, presented the diplomas to
the graduating class. Following this
speeches were made by Governor Hast
ings, Senator Teller. Congressman Pen
dleton, ex-t.lovernor Nelson, of Minne
sota; Commissioner Harris and General
Fltz Lee, of Virginia. The latter sulrt
that he was glad to pay his first visit
to the noted Cumberland valley since
the war, when he took a conspicuous
part in it. He was glad to meet the
Indians today and see how they have
advanced into civilization. "This school
und the work of Captain Pratt will long
be remembered by the people of this
country. The education of the Indian
is a great affair and they should be
well cared for. Congress should appro
priate enough money to carry on this
great Inst Itutinn."
General I.ee closed thanking the peo
ple of the Cumberland valley for their
kindness shown him during his tii-st
visit since he shelled the city thirty
Tonight a reception wis tendered
General Lee and Howard by the Grand
Army post of this city. Tomorrow
morning the party will go to Gettys
burg. .MOUSE SCARFS A WOMAN.
Now She Sues tlio Perpetrator of th.
1'leasnntrv for Homages.
Bristol Ind., Feb. 27. Miss Chloe M.,
Strong of Uonhpn is the plaintiff In a
novel action of $:i,00(l damages. Miss
Strong wns employed In the store of
Stein Bros, at Goshen. One day re
cently George Stein jokingly told her to
look out for a mouse.
The sudden fright caused her to step
backward into an open stairway and
she was badly injured.
DKATIl OF 1AMS.
The Homestead Character Succumbs to
Wounds Hcccived in a llraul.
Baltimore. Feb. 27. William It. lams,
the victim of last week's shooting af
fray, died at the Maryland University
hospital this afternoon, lams was un
der the Influence of intoxicating liquors
when he assaulted Charles Arndt at his
lams is said to be the man thnt
cheered the announcement that Frlck
was shot during the Homestead riots.
STATE NEWS NOTES.
Paul Wlchlantonltz, aged 4.", the Pole
who wns accidentally shot Wednesday at
a boarding house on Forty-seventh street
by Ills friend. Andrew Alllownn, died yes
terday. Alllowan was loading his revol
ver prepartory to filing at a. mark. Mllo
wan was freiisleil with grief, ran from tho
house und has not been seen since.
The names of B. A. Ballard. Bobert Al
exander, Robert Ralston, T'nltcil Slates
District Attorney Ingham ami others have
been, presented to Uovernor Hastings for
consideration' In connection with the va
cant judgeship In Philadelphia.
LATEST FROM CUBAN WARS
Reinforcements for the Government
Army Arrives frem Spain.
VEGA VARELA A FK1S0NEK
Yellow lover Makes It. Appearance at
Puerto Padre-Negro Insurgent
llaac an Inoffensive Spanish
Merchant - War Talk.
(From a 6taff Correspondent of the
l nneu tress.)
Havana, Feb. 27. The steamer Mon
tevido arrived today from Spuin.
bringing 2.118 troops to reinforce the
An engagement has occurred near La
Union, province of Matansas. between
a government column and the forces
under Maceo and Itabi. The rebels
lost four killed and forty wounded. The
troops sustained no loss.
The rebel leader, Vega Varela, has
been made a prisoner at Manaanillo.
(Signed) J. Frank Clark.
Puerto Padre. Cuba. Feb. 16, via
Tampa, Fla.. Feb. 27. The military
commander.'Of this city, Major Ildefonso
Navarre, died of yellow fever on Feb.
10. This very early appearance of yel
low fever creates an activity; in the
A band of negroes under the mulatto
commander, Villaneuva, on Jan. 21
hanged Don Saturnine Fernandess, an
inoffensive merchant of Bauta. His
sole crime was his loyalty to Spain.
TALK AT WASHINGTON.
Washington, Feb. 27. The possibility
of war with Spain as a result of the
Cuban resolutions reported from the
foreign affairs committee today Is not
seriously regarded by Well-informed
members of the house, It Is argued
that the resolutions do not in th. first
place recognize the belligerency of the
rebels, but that they simply dhow that
a stat. of war exists there, leaving it
to the president to make belligerent
recognition by proclamation when de
sirable. That a state of war does exist thera
Is, they say, manifest both from tha re
ports of American cousular officers In
Ule island and the three several procla
mations of Oeneral Weylnr, issued since
his arrival In Cuba, So far a our
right to Interfere to protect American
property In Cuba Is concerned, such
right. It Is claimed exists under Inter
national usage and the necessity In still
stronger since the state department has
taken a position which virtually estops
us from claiming damages under pres
ent conditions. It Is asserted thut no
matter how Irritating a recognition of
beU,1genaoy might be to the (Spanish
govornment they are In no position to
enter Into a war with the United States
and would not seriously entertain such
a proposition. It is pointed out that
when Spuin and Ureal Britain recog
nized the belligerency of the confed
erates during the war of secession, w.
could nut resent because the energies
of the government were taxed to their
utmost to suppress our own people.
Spain. It is asserrVd, is less prepared
for a foreign war at this time then the
United States were: thirty-four years
TROUBLES Of THE B. & 0.
It Is Thought That a kecelver Will Be
Appointed at Oneo-A Director States
That Thiol. Look Blue.
Baltimore, Feb. . 27. A' receivership
for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
company is the absorbing toplo In lead
ing club circles here tonight. One of
the best Informed financiers in the city
went so far as to predict that John K.
Cowen, the president of the company,
would be named as reeelverJwlthln forty-eight
hours, possibly tomorrow.
A director of the company whose
name, for obvious reasons, cannot be
given, admitted that things looked very
blue for the Immediate future of the
property. When pressed for some posi
tive statement, he declined to go into
details, but suegftsted that something
would probably develop within a day
New York, Feb. 27. The statement
sent out today denying the Insolvency
of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad was
supplemented by the following:
President J. K. Cowen, of the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad company,
status that so far from there being
foundation for the adverse report made
In New York today in regard to Balti
more and Ohio affairs, the facts are
that experts had finished their exami
nation and find the conditions as repre
sented to the board of directors, that
the securities in hand against the float
ing debt are ample, and the plan for the
rehabilitation of the property has pro
gressed so far as to meet with the ap
proval of the directors, and will be
ready for announcement In a very short
THE SUN IN WAR PAINT.
Institute a Big Poroage Su t Against
tli. Associated Fress.
New Y'ork, Feb. 27. The Sun has tak
en energetic and summary stops to put
an end to the appropriating of Its news
by the Chicago Associated Press. The
Sun's exclusive advance report of the
queen's speech was chosen a an ex
Mr. Hearst, of the Journal, having
Informed the Sun that Its appearance in
his paper, the Sun Francisco Examiner,
was due to its having been furnished to
that paper by the Associated Press,
suit was promptly Instituted and the
papers In an action to recover $100,000
damages have Just been served by the
United 'States marshal on C. W. Knapp,
of the executive committee of the As
sociated Press; Horace WhUe. the vice
president, and C. S. Dlehl, the assist
ant general manager.
RELIC OF LA SALLE.
Uatchet with His Name Inscribed Im
bedded In a Michigan Tree.
Wolverine, Mich., Feb. 27. While
Charles Bates and George Savldge were
sawing up a giant maple a few miles
from here, they felt the saw strike
something hard, and on cutting into the
tree they found a hatchet embedded in
the wood and bark. On the blade of
the hatchet was the Inscription "Ad
Majorein del Glorlam." Below the In
scription was the nume of Robert La
Salle and dated lti"j.
The hatchet was evidently one of the
many furnished by the Society of Jesus
to its Intrepid explorers in the wilder
ness of North America. The handle of
the hatchet had five notches cut in one
side of it, and an iron ring In the end.
It is an historical fact that I .a Salle
passed down through this part of the
state In his terrible winter Journey
from Canada for supplies.
Wood (iives Rail.
Cincinnati, O.. Feb. 27. This morning
ex-ixtsisltttur James Graft, of Harrison,
O., and David Davis, an attorney for Will
Wood, one of the men concerned In the
Pearl Bryan murder, qimlltled la the po
lice court on the bond of Wood, In, the sum
of I3.U0O. Wood was released.
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Our Stock as usual com
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in addition our stock of
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inspection while the lines
are complete. Elegant
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we need the room.
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Near Dime Bank.
PAPAL BRILF RECEIVED.
Kev. SI. J. Iloban Receives tbe Official
News of His Appointmont
Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 27. The Rev. M.
J. Hoban, of Ashley, received the papal
brief today appointing him coadjutor
to Bishop O'Hara, of IScrajiton.
The appointment carries with-it ths
right of succession.
For eastern Pennsylvania and New Jer
sey, fair and wamwrpaoutfeerlywlnda.