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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
TWELVE PAGES S4 COLUMNS.
SCKANTON, PA., SATUKDA.Y MOltNING, FE1UIUARV -!), 189I5.
TWO CENTS A COrY.
Varied ns the flowers of the field
and fresh us nature's nwn virgin
green. Not a single Idea tlmt sav
ors of lust year's styles and u stock
B(l full of StcllillK novelties, tlmt the
reflective looker cannot fail tu won
der where they ull cume from, nntl
how the di-ulmiTs could possibly
conceive no Tiniiiy new und preliy
thoughts Hlid weaves.
The above paragraph briefly tells !
the story of our annual t
Spring Dress G:al3
The people of fVranton have never
seen such a lurgeund Important dis
play In this city previously, and ev
ery wouiun of tuste and fashion I
cordially invited to visit the store
while the exhibition lusts. We
don't expect you to buy now. Look
ing Is all we t are for at present, and
when we tell yon that we've jjiven
up almost ull of the givut annex to
show our new dress fabrics In. you
run euslly imagine that our opening
la one well worthy yutir closest at
tention. Among Nwdfe Siwi
A new .Tacquard weave that looks
like a ill. lure of the urk'iit in rich, i
V wurtii subdued tones. i
Are the most charming of novelties.
A silk moire effect is thrown on n
multi-colored close marble ground,
producing a wnvey harmony of
U-nes that fairly battles description.
CbCYcreaM e la Mm
Novelty In parallel knotted line ef
fects thrown up in warm colors and
Itlced Crepons, 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 from the
old bright clan tartans and shown
up on a silk sprinkled surfure.
Persians, EleetrlneH, Mozambique,
Oorails. Allruyds, Islet Suitings,
Wyrville Cloths. Demas .Tacqiuirds,
Ilelege Jaequnrds. Wapple Suitings,
Sayre and Valllda Suitings, Mohuir
llnes, Canvas liouoles, Alpine Tour
ist Suitings, lilcycl- Suitings, .el
mires, etc. A description of all
these newmaterluls would only bore
our readers, but they're Just as In
teresting, Just us new, and Just ua
novel as thu one or two fabrics de
scribed. Staple Cloths
Have not been neglected. The
weaves are the Fame, only improved
,a little In texture and llneness. and
the coUrings ure all new. They
may not interest you as much us
the novelties, but we've grot to have
them you know. These cloths in
clude the best makes In Cashmeres,
Serges, Henriettas, Mohairs, Storm
Herges, I.unsdownts, Whipcords.
Cheviots, Mohair Coverts. Hicvele
Cloths, ZebellneH, Hrlght Plaids, etc.
The assortment Is unlimited and the
values decidedly better than last
OPENING CONTINUES ONE
: , WEESL
WuO B E
REVENUE OFFICE SCANDAL
Charges Made by Mr. Hurki Ayuinst
SOME OP THE AtTIDAYITS
The Curtain Lifted t'pon Colonel Col
quitt's Stur Chamber Court-Affidavits
from l'ostmuittcr Vundling
und Senator Mclionuld.
Special to the Seruntun Tribune.
WushliiKton, Feb. 28. V. J. Burke
has been In for several days, and
hus Kpcnt m of his time at the treas
ury department looked over the papers
In the rase ugalnst Collector Herring'.
Mr, liuike hus never been able to learn
what had been done by Inspector Col
quitt or see the papers tiled In behalf
of Collector Herring until now. He
diserveiod some things tint must have
J.i gall Carlisle, t hief clerk of the
treasury, has been Klveti charge of the
cui-i Jt'.aliixt Collector 1 let t ing, ami as
h ' is a tiiiin of business he will no
doubt push the Investigation ut the
(bulges as rapidly ns possible. Mr.
Carlisle treated Mr. Uurke with more
courtesy tluni Is usually extended to
Interested purtles in cuses of this kind.
H" sent for ull the papers on Hie und
ullowed Hurke to look them over.
Hurke foiiiul several letters from peo
ple that ho had no Idea were taking
any intercut In the case.
.Ml!. II'IIOXAI.D'S l.KTTKK.
Among t Iii-iii was one from ex-State
Senator .Mi l lunald, whom he has here
tofore believed to be a friend. The
senator's letter Is no doubt responsible
for some of the delay in the investiga
tion. Among' other things Mr. McDonald
says In hlsi atllduvlt, sworn to before
Deputy Collector r-'aaslmld, Is this re
"I am astonished that Mr. Hurke
made such an accusation, even though
I have Known him intimately for years,
and know that he is exceedingly vin
dictive, reckless and extravagant of
speech and would stop at nothing to
gratify his desire of revenge for an ul
legi d w took done lillll."
IM'liKK'H SI'KCIKIC CHAIICKS.
The i hai ucs liled by Mr. Hurke are in
tin- form nf affidavits, eleven in ull.
They -tire nf two classes one alleging
Hint the detailed work of the collet
tor's utlice ' under Mr. Herring's niun
iiK'iienl Iiun been in-rfoi mcil In a care
less uicl liu-tlli lent manner; that mis
leading reports hate bei: made; Unit
money has been collected In a manner
not aulhorlKod by luw and that In cer
tain instances violations of the reve
nue luws have been Ignored. The other
class of charges relates to aliened Im
morality on the part of otliclals ill the
department. They are of a character
unsiiltrd to publication.
SIK. VAX DUNG'S AFFIDAVIT.
An utliduvit of I'ot'tmaster Yanillinct
Is on lilt- In which he says that he never
saw any bud characters loitering about
the federal building .-night or duy, and
that Collector Herring's conduct was
always pro per for nil he knows.
John White, night watchman of the
federal building, tells a different story
from that nf I'oslmuster Vandling.
He says In bis testimony before Chief
Colquitt, in answer to a question, that
the actions of Collector Herring were
such that be once reported the matter
to Custodian Vandling.
Mr. Hurki- is much pleased with his
success In reaching the papers Hied by
Colonel Colquitt showing the character
of Herilng's defense. He lias liled
eleven additional utliiluvlts u.s testi
mony, and feels that there is no ques
tion now that the charges made against
Collector Herring have been fully sub
stantiated. He denies that there Is
any malice In his prosecution of Col
lector HerriiiK. and has placed on llle
tt copy of a. letter which he wrote Com
missioner Miller In reference to viola
tions reported before he ( Hurke) left
the revenue? service. Tbi letter bears
date of May J7, 1Sr,, und Mr. Hurke
was not legislated out of olllce until
some time after that date.
HANK KOISHIKS I.YNCIII .
Are Hanged in liont nf thu Sccnu of
I heir Own Crimu.
Wichita Kulls, Tex.. Feb. 2S. Foster
Crawford and "The Kid," who raided
the City National bank, killing Cashier
Flunk Dorsey and wounding lionk
keeper . I. hungford. were lynched
here tonight. Their bodies were sus
pended from a telegraph pole In front
of the bank where their crime was com
mitted. The mob which took them from the
all started at first for the public square
with the intention of burning their vic
tims at the Mtake. tlreat excitement
prevailed, but a few cooler heads per
suaded the leaders of the mnli not to
repeat the uwful Paris horror. Then
the miserable victims were ma relied to
the scene of their crime. A rope was
quickly thrown over the crossarnt of
a telegraph pole and a hundred hands
Jerked the rubbers off their feet The
rope was made fast and the bodies left
hanging, when the mob dispersed.
The two men were captured last night
near Fort Worth and were brought to
this city today and lodged In Jail. A
large crowd immediately gathered und
threuts were freely made of lynching.
The Jail wum puaided by two companies
of Texas rangers, under command of
the famous Captain McDonald. The
rangers, a few hour before the hang
ing, got a sudden call to Ainarillo and
left the men in charge of a few citizens,
who immediately turned them over tu
t nrciiuloti'd l ove und llrink-
New York, Feb. IX. Five bullets were
fired Into Ihe body of Katherlne Flyini
.early tonight at the coiner of Second
nveniie und Kast ttrveidy-iilutli street.
The shoetlnir was (lun? by Thomas Coo
ley, 51 years old, u carpenter. The girl is
In a critical condition. It In a ease of
iinreqiileted love anil drink. '
I lit Men killed.
Irf-wlsliurg. W. Va., Feb. 28. A boiler
'belonging to W. H. Overholt. nt Frank
font, lireen Hrler county, exploded today.
The machinery and lions are a total
wreck. Klve men were killed and live or
ciK others seriously injured. . -
TI1K NKUS THIS MORNING. .
The Weather Today :
kain ; Colder.
1 llerrlng-Uurke I'.HvenueSciindul Aired.
Senate Keronl."S the Cubans.
Mayor's Clerk's Salary Not to He
News troiu Across the Sea.
2 Congressional I'roceedlngs.
(ieiieral .Market and Stock Quotations.
New .Mount l.uukiMit lireuki'i',
3 Mrs. Korcr .Makes Dessert.
W. C. T. I". Sessions Kud.
Lehigh Club Dinner.
Father Hoban'a (.'uusecruticn.
4 F.ditorhil Comment.
Wuay, Hastings und Cameron.
I Death of Treasury Ordinance.
Coyne Klectlon Contest.
Speak-Fasles to (io.
(i Doings in Seraidun Society Circles.
News of Scr.inton Churches.
Hrlght and Sparkling .Musical Chat.
7 New s of Scrantoii's Suburbs.
The Sporting World.
8 The Healm of Womankind.
.Miss Kaiser's Sirigh:ly London Letter.
The Wiuiileiiaihl of North America.
Iron Valleys of Wales.
10 "The liahy Hooiner."
Hi Ik lit and Hreezy Theatrical Chat.
11 The World of Letters.
The IVuiisyKuiiia of the West.
12 News from l uinl Down thu Valley.
Latent Itallrmol News.
M'SIN1:SS (JAINS IN WKST.
Hopefulness Still Predominate In I inan
eiul Circles Aecordiiia to U. (i. Dun St Co.
New York. Feb. L's. It. (1. Dun nnd
compuny will say tomorrow In their
weekly Itevlew of Trade:
Failures for the week have been '2'X
In tlie I 'lilted States ugalnst lust
year und :tt In Canada against 3S last
In smile quurters business gains, at
the west rather than ut the cast, but
there is no general cliuime for the bet
ter, c.ltbotigh hopefulness l.tlll predom
inates. Foreign aflairs glow more pa
ciiic, public opiuiou turns more resn
lulely towurd s.iuinl money, I nit the de
mand of sulllcletit demand fir the proil
duets of great Industries still retard
actual Improvement. Strikes of some
importance In garment making and
kindred lines titled trade in Ciiicae,o
and Ha It inline, but there are fewer la
bor dilllciillies than usual, as existing;
conditions warn wage earners that con
troversies at this time are unwise. Spci
lllatlv i- lilal Lets show lilt le life.
The Volume of business ol business
does not improve. FxchangeS through
the prlncliial banking bouses Miow IS. 7
per cent, gain over last year, but the
months cnuqiai Ismi with ls:i:i Is the only
instructive one. and shows a decrease
of L'ii.7 for FebruHiy. I'ollroad earn
ings lor the third week of February ex
ceed last yeurs 'i.l per ci lit und lor
Fcliruaiy thus far huve been II per
cent, gi'.-ut.r than last year. Stock
Mieciilt,.!i lias been Irri'guliir tird Cu
ban war talk on I'liilay caused a break
In ruilioud stocks. The f cut tire III iron
has been the large demand for, wrought
mnl cast pipe. Iron quotations average
two per cent, lower for the week. The
demand for boots and shoes gains very
UK ADS'f Kl'!l'"l 'S HI I'OK I .
Aetivlty in the l.luss Industry I.euUini;
New York, Feb. 2S, Hiadslrect's to
tiiorrow will say:
Changealde. and at times unseason
able weather has continued to unfavor
ably liilfiii nee the distribution of gen
eral inilchandise. Jobbers' at larsTe
Western centers tin Mn anticipate a
heavy spring trade, its the outlook Is
for retailers currying over larger stocKs
I iisatisfuctory condition:' prevail In
the cotton goods, woolen. Iron unit steel
In uddition to renewed activity in
the glass Industry, large orders, spring
dellvety, lire being placed for boots and
slioes ut tin- more Important distribut
ing centers, ii ml niaiiul'acturcrs report
trade active and prospects encuiiruging.
Leading money markets are quiet, ut
the close, bill mercantile collections
south und particularly west, have fal
len oil and tin unsatisfactory.
I'rlee movement of leading stanles Is
mure favorable with mlvunces for
wheat, corn, outs, cimner. leather und
turpentine. I'lriu or sdoinljy in li es un
noted for Hour, coffee, sugar, uteel lulls,
lumber, coal und hldi a w hile reactions
appear In quotations rut- pork and lard,
cotton und print cloths, petroleum, bes
seuier iiir Iron, steel billets und some
grades of southern, ph;.
The falling off in the total number
of business failures tbrotcihinit 111'
I'nltid States a week- !i;;o Is co.it inued.
the total bebnr V7I. compared with :!7fi
last week. T'A In t he corresponding we-U
of iv.i.'i; 'J72 in the fourth week of Feb
ruary. 1SH4: L'I7 in the like period In
IMM, mnl 47 in ISHJ.
I KJIIT Willi A MANIAC.
lerrihle llaltle lletneen Prisoners In the
Jail nt M uncle, InJ.
' Muncl". Ind., Feb. I'.l. At the Jail this
evening occurred a lirht for life. I In
put! Id pit ills being 1 1 1 l.i in Me Alice,
who is a ravin-: maniac, and .lames
Walker, a colored man. The light took
place in the inner cute. where Me
A bee. Frank An-"el. anot lor denienteil
individual, und Walker wde confined.
Mi Alice was in tin ugly tiu-nd. and
Jiimiied ut the colored man and el -deuvoreil
to fasten his teeth In his
The colored man fought him back and
culled for aid. McAlice sunk his teeth
di ep Into Walker's In ad. bringing tb"
blood In streams. Turnkey John Casey
hurried In, graiinbd McAbee by the
throat, threw lem down and oianair.-il
to -jet liini in a cell. Walker Is badly
hurt. Tin- overcrowded condition of
the state Insane hospitals neccsllntes
the cotitlneinent of there dungirous
subjects ill the Jail.
rithtmh nt (L-ttyshiira.
flottysburg. I'a.. Feb. 2.1. tleiierald Fit
htigh ulie Cinifeilerate euvulry i-oiu-
man.ler. und .Major C ni'i al . o. Howard.
I'nited States Army, reiln-d, spent the i'i
tlre day on the Imttletleld at tiettysburg.
They came from :he cimnieii,-etii - nt i xer
clses of t he Carlisle In llau Training school
ami were ai cinnianii d by a large party
I bo llritish Case.
Lonlon. Fib. '.'S - fulled States Am
bassador Havurd this i-vetiing reei-ived a
copy ot the Hillish ra-e In the Venemielun
ilistnile prepared hy Sir Frederick I'olloek.
prulessor of Jiirispruiletiee ut Oxford
university. .Mr. Kayard was given the
lacunieiit In strl-t eonlbleh-e ami will
mall It to tlie state department at Wash
' Skating Kink I rased v.
Fill Illver, .Mas.".. Feb. 2s. -A frightful
eatustrophe occurred ut the Cnslnu rink
tonight. The balustrade of Che gallery
gave way und til boys und ine,- fell heail
luug Into the rink, a distance of thirty
feet. Over fifty were Injured and one Is
reported killed. The .attraction was a
game of polr
CUBA RECOGNIZED AT LAST
Resolutions uf Cuiuiiiittee on t'orcitja
Kclutiuus Afciptctl by Senate.
THE VOTE SlXIY-rOl'K TO SIX
Senators Vie with l.ueh other in I'rnisiug
the Cubun I'utriotx-Six. Members
Oppose the Henolutlons-Interest
Munlfested in the Liullerlen.
Washlngtun, Feb. SS. Hy a vote of
sixty-four to six the senate of the
I'nited States put on record today its
views und liolicy in relation to the ex
isting revolution In Cubu. i'p to the
hour of four o'clock the debate went
on. seiiutorsi vleing with each other in
praise of tin Cuban patriotM und in de-nun.-iutloii
of Captain lieiit-rul Weyh-r
and Seiiuun- Shernmn cliuracterinliiK
him rather as it demon tluwi as a. gen
eral. The -l iiellles of Fl.ai ro und Cur
ie In .Mexico and IVru and of the
duke of Alta in the Netherlands were
overlooked and there ran IhrouKU the
debute a linidly concealed contempt
for the power of Spain. The debate
closed nt foil i- p. in. und then the votiiqr
began. Viirioils uinc uihiiciits wen
Voted down or laid on the tuble, by
large mujorities: und llnully the vote
came on lhe tesoiuiii n id the commit
tee on forelKii teliilloiis as amended by
the addition to it of Senator Cainet
on's resolutidii for tlie rei uf nltlon of
Cuban lndi pi-ndclice. The terms of the
concturctit resolu'.ion are that In the
opinion of congress a condition of war
exists between the gin crn incut of Spain
and the Koveriuneiit proclaimed und
malutulnoil bv force of arms by the
people of "uIih; that 1 1 --- I nited States
should maintain a strict neutrality be
tween tile eouteliililiif powers, accord
ing to eui-li of them nil the rights of
belligerents in the polls mid tfiritolies
of the I'll I t-d States; und that the
friendly olliees of tlie I'nited Stutes
should' he offered by llle president to
the SnuiiIsIi fiovcrnniciit for the recog
nition of tin- independence nf Cuba.
The six sena'.ors who voted ugalnst
tin- ivsrlutloii were Callrey (Dem.. La.),
Chilton Uein., Texas), IS. -urge ( Dem,,
Miss.), Hale iltep.. Me ). Morrill tltep.,
Ver.lund Wet more ( Itep.. It. I.). There
was no demonstration Indulged In when
the resolution was uiuiouined by the
galleries wlilcli were ovel Mowing ull
day -and in which hundreds strove to
gain admission - were quickly emptied
ami soon afterwards Hi" senate ad
journed. VI IT K IN DKTAII..
The vote in detail by which the Cu
ban I. solution passed the senate is ua
Yeas -Messrs. Allen, Allison, Ha. on,
Hale, lariv liriiwu, Hurrows, Holler,
Call, rained i. i'uiiiioii. Caller, Chandler,
(lark, Cc-kicII, CiiII.jiii. Daniel, Davis,
ImUiK Kl lei ns, haiilkiier. I-'rye. tiiillin
Ker, (e-ar, ililjnii, I'orin.iu, (ii.iy, liaw
I y, Hill, lrl, Jones, of Arkanas; Jones,
of Nuala; Kyi.-, Lislge. Melii'lde, Me.Mll
Liu, Mantle. .Mjilin, .hlls. Mituii II, lire
ion. Alii;un. NiImiii. I'aseo, IVifer. Icr
klns. I'i-S.ciiiir.l, I'riii -tor. iiiiay, Itnaeh,
S!icriiiui-. ::.ip, Smitli, Sl-wail,
'I .-lie; Ttii'i'i-tjii, I ui.iie, Vest, Wall null,
..rnii, Vv.ilie, Wllsuu.-i;i.
.u .Mi .---is. Callrey, Chiltun, Ucorse,
Hale, Merrill, Wo; mure.-Li,
KLKC'TIO.NS l ( TBA.
(iencral Ucyler Advises Holding Tlictn at
Once I re ii sure (best of the III luted
Ciuiscr l;ni eusteqiil Recovered by u
HuMtim, I-'eb. "S. -Qulntin lliindcrs
was eiieiiin ! -d yesterday on llle farms
of I .a I'alinila. in tin- distlict of Su
A s'lllful ilher has succeeded ill dis
covering tin- cash box of the Ill-fated
Spanish cruiser Hut custeqiil, which was
sunk off At oiro Castle last September
in collision with the sleuiner Mortera
with u loss of over fully lives.
The L'over iiineiit lias relieved Senor
Sepulvida 4'inm his present duties und
hus named liiai as govciiior und min
ister of tirmiice for Cuba. At I'orue
the liisut gi-ii t s have handed a promin
ent sugar estate owner named Sebas
i "a tain I'l ticral Weyk-r has been
colislllteil I i v- the home (roVl-l lllllcill US
to the innoi-i'ty of 1101111111; elections In
the Island. He has replied that he
thinks they ought to be held, other
wise the Insiiireents will gain tin Im
portant ml vantage, especially on the
question nf le-lligei ency. He believed
also that the ministers nf war and of
the culiinii'M should not resign from the
ministry at '- his lime.
The "Dim in del Marina" has an edi
lotlal iritii-isiti'.r the Spanish premier.
Seiinr Ciuiiii iiM del Castillo, for bis dis
solution of the Cortes, and his decision
to In Id elei-'-iolls In the islund. It Is
considered ly tile Loyalists, says this
Journal, that the nnti-pHlrhille lc I'oi i.i
int party no longer really exists, and
the old Spaniards and Reformists have
Joined the "onset vntiies. The natives
buKe in gi-i-at part Joined tin- insur
gents. Ill i incipience, if an election is
held, the (Oily llli-ll elected to the new
coiie.iss will hi- sucii us nre permitted
there by tin Ir ailliclen e to the Si:iuislt
The Insiii tfelits have ib-stroyeil the
railroad briiitre at Cli lll a nan, tot far
from tills 1 ity. It Is teiiut-d that the
Insurgents' ! uder, Cil, has buriipd the
vlllairc of t'libanus.
Ainin s iiieh have Just been re
ceived her,- mIhiu that on Saturday last
ii Miuill liinil if in.-111 cents sninrisi d
th" stoivkei-;iers In the streets of An
floiut de M'-icnl. on tin- niilsMrls of
Ciadeiia.", tin- iinpnrlunt scatimt uear
MataiiKus. I uder threats the insur
gi ills iiljtal ited nil tin- liiearins and am
munition in tin- place.
SI IC.IDi: OF I J. J. I'llll.l.ll'S.
X Well known Kcsident of eittston
Drinks I nudaniiin.
I'ltlstoti. I'a.. Feb. S. David J.
Fhillips. of 144 Vine street, committed
suicide lust night in the pallor of bis
resilience by taking laudanum. He as
signed no reasons for his course and it
Is thought lie was out of his mind,
lb- v.ns u man well-known among the
Welsh resi.ii-nts of the valley.
Mr. I'lillliiis! bad been working at Ids
trude of it butcher In Scruntoii for
some time past until hist Satmrday,
when he returned home, out of work.
This Is thought to have preyed on his
I'hllllps 1st smrviveil by a wife and two
children, a loy I'.' years of iige and a
girl f years. This morning Coroner
Frank L. AleKee, of Luzerne county Im
paneled a Jm y and it brought in a ver
dict of death by laudanum, luken with
Will I NICY'S BOOM.
.Movement Towards .Unking Him Hcmo
crutiu lresiilentlnl CandiJiite.
Jackson. 2VIiss., Feb. H. It havlvg
collie lo the notice of ex-Serretui y W.
C. Whitney that a movement was un
der way in this state looking to mak
ing him u candidate for the Democrat
ic 1101111111111011 fur the presidency, he
wrote to the Clarion Ledger an open
letter which the paper will publish to
morrow morning. In hln letter Mr.
Whitney states that, while be appi
dates the friendliness which probably
prompted the movement In Mississippi,
it does not meet with his concurrence
ot approval, us he Is not a candidate
for the presidential nominal ion. Mr.
Whitney further says that the impres
sions seems to have been given In cer
tain quarters that he Is III favor of the
free coinage of silver by the I'nited
Slates alone. He says lie does not be
lieve in the free coinage of silver by the
I'nited States alone, und considers that
it would leud to much industrial evil if
It should be iind-rtakeii. He adds that
he Is u believer In gold and silver as the
metallic hurls of values and of the
world's currency, but there must be an
International agreement between the
nations to this effect.
Mr. Whitney suys that he believes
such International concurrence Is not
SALARY OF .MAYOR'S CLERK.
Since the flection the Dcraocrntie Mem
bers of the I stlinutes Committee Have
Cbunucd I heir Minds About the Amount
He Should lie Paid -Another Chapter of
The estimates committee had Its final
wrestle with the appropriation onlln
unco last night and adjoin in-H sine
die. it !- lie likely, however, that the
ordinance will push tus. It will be re
ported at the next Thursday night's
meeting of select council for the rea
son timt some of the members of the
committee ure not thoroughly satis
fied with one of its uiovisious and will
attempt to amend it at Its passage.
This rock which threatens to cause
tlie split is tlie salary of tlie mayor's
clerk. Since the olllce was created,
three years ago, the salary has been
ll.uflu a year. The estimates commit
tees of the Intervenine two years have
each endeavored lo have the figure cut
down as they did not believe a high
priced clerk necessary for the position
the duties of which they regarded us
Very trilling. The luw which provides
that no elective otlicer's salary can b"
raised or lowered duriti;; his term of
office was considered npplicuhlo to this)
position, morally if not b-gnlly. so it
was mutuily 11 greed, last year, that the
saJury would be lessened by this year's
estimate committee, which would bl
ading ut u tlmj- when then- would be
mi approachli'' change in administra
tion. Mr. Williams, the member from
the Fifth, who wus on last year's com
mittee, gave notice ut one of the early
sessions of the nresent commit t"e that
he would Insist on this particular Item
IT WAS At I It I'll ,1) CI'OX.
At tlmt time and at every sui'cfs'dlns?
nieetlnir of the committee, excepting;
last night's, the Kepubltcuu members
Insisted on tlie cut and I lemocrats anil
"allied" members uiiid "bravo." Then
there was no suspicion that the next
mayor would be a Democrat. Last
night the Dcmo'crut lo members suilil'-n-ly
awoke to the reiilli.t ion that If 11
high salary was not allowed to tin
mayor's secretary everything would go
to the dogs und being in the majority
they succeeded in raising the subtly
f roiu HMO to V'l'i'.
The arguments they used were any
thing bin piillli- and laid them onen to
some very clever shafts nf sarcasm
frori the opposition. Captain Moir, for
Instance. In bolstering up Mr. I.auer's
contention that .l!iii was little enough
for a mayor's clerk, argued that It wits
necessary to furnish a good salarv to
the mayor's clerk so that he might se
cure a. good mini. 11 competent secre
tary belnir desirable on ucoount of the
Incoming mayor's unfnmillarlty with
city affairs. When Mayor Council tisik
tlv- ollive, said Cut.tain Mnlr. he was
well equipped for the i.fllce, having
been giiiduati'd direct from councils.
Mr. liaiK'V, he continued, wus a novice
and would renulre 11 good clerk who
could assist him with bis advice and
This brought Mr. Chittenden to his
feet with (he remark that he thought
it was a clerk and not nti adv'sei- they
wete providing for. If It was an ad
viser that was needed he would be sat
Islied to make the salary $1,000.
Till M l II IT IT WAS A CI.F.ltlC.
Mr. Keller said he also had been mis
led Into bcllevintr Unit It was a clerk
and not an adviser that was to be en
gaged. He would favor furnishing a
g I b'ltal adviser and wus satisfied to
appropriate Si'.iWMi or any sum that wus
necessary. He suggested that It might
be a good thing lo arrange to secure
the retiring mayor or the defeated can
didate as adviser to the next chief ex
ecutive. Mr. Coyne did not take this J sllv
In good part, and said so. He didn't'
know whether It was ridicule or Irony,
but he did know that it wasn't very
nice, lb- believed that $:ii'il was the
proper ligtire for the mayor's clerk, nl
thougli he never showed uuy interest ill
the matter ut any previous meeting.
Simon Thomas, seeing that the Jllim nu n
were in tlie majority, tried to save n
part of the city's bacon by compromis
ing on Sum, but It was no go. His
amendment was defea ted. and .$!iou
A communication was received from
City Controller U'ldiiiuyer which glad
dened the hearts of oomniitt-e. It was
the discovery of an additional revenue
of r,i m which bad been overlooked.
It is the estimated revenue from dog
taxes, "l.ung live Cue dog" was the
cry of the commit ice, for it made pos
sible lh" final ml inurnment.
The first thing the committee did
upon getting this windfall w as In up- !
piopriate $::..u lor the 1 slriniion of
separate cells for female niisoiiers in
the central station house. An item of
SL'HI to provide fur a landscape gardener
at Nay Aug park was clso inserted.
Ti.ciity-lhree additional electric lights,
which as incnv different ordinances ask
for, were also provided for.
Mii.VKV Fill: CI.KKK HI UK.
Me. Itoblnson. a brother nf the controller-elect,
succeeded Iii having
transferred from the item of $.iiun for
Hie purchase and erection of lire hyd
tanls to the appi'oprlnt ion . for clerk
hire in the city controller's department.
The committee 11 greed to recommend
Unit the ?lii.;:;-.' for ward appropriations
be divided ill lie- sunn- ratio us last
year and that the moneys be expended
under the supervision of tin- street com
missioner instead of the various coiin
clbnen. an at present, provided, how
ever, that the money appropriated for
a ward be spent In that ward.
The customary amendments regard
ing the carrying forwurd of balai a-'S
mid the merging of unexpended appro
priations were iittuelieil to the ordin
ance nnd it was ordered to be reported
at next Thursday night's meeting.
FA H I I -1 1 1 . V 1. 1 : K A K K LS I I : D.
Alleged I'ucitivc from Justice Mny He
Taken lluek to Haiti more.
Indianapolis, I ml.. Feb. is. Frank
Hubble, of Baltimore. .Mil., ulias Mr.
Jules, of 11444 Indiana avenue, Chicago,
who canio here ami announced that he
was ready to cure all Ills by the laying
on of hands, is under 11 r rest us a fugi
tive from Justice.
He was arrested upon receipt hy the
police of a dispatch from lialtlmore,
which suys he Is a fraud unit that he is
wanted there for obtaining money un
der false preteniiuti
NEWS FROM FOREIGN LANDS
Cuiiipaiija Ayuinst Mcarutjuan In-suiycnts.
THE VEXCZl'ELAX IJOISDAKY
I Crptlun Onestion -Spain, Switzerland
or Sweden to Nuino un Arbitrator in
the boundary of Trench uulsnu.
Wur News from the Tropic.
Managua. N'lcaragua. Feb. 28, via
Cialveston. Tex. The campuign against
the Insurgents- is being pushed with
great vigor by President Zeluya. He
decided not to wait for the I.eonists to
attack Managua, but ordered an ad
vance upon the enemy, und yesterday
captured the town of .agarote, oft uie
western shore of l.age Managua, about
twenty-five tulles" from hereon the way
to Leon. Xagaroti- is now held by a
small iMidy of the government troops
and a column is pushing forward in the
direction of Leon.
Karly this morning Momotombn, on
Lake Manusua. was lioutburded by a
government gunboat after the place
had been called Um!I to surrender. Ten
shells were thrown Into the town and
firing ceased when the Inhabitants lied
in terror from the place. The loss of
the rebels und the amount of damage
done Is not known, us the number of
men on beard the gunboat wus not suf
ficient to permit a landing party to be
sent ashore. The gunboat reduced Mo
inntouibo Into subjection. It had de
clared in favor of tieneral 1 iritis, the
leader of the Insurrection.
ilelnforcements of men, arms, und
ammunition have arrived here from
Cirtuuidu, and a second column will be
seift to the front during the day. The
successes of the government troops up
to the present huve had the effect of
making the president's supporters very
coiiliilent of ultiiuulely suppressing the
Very little Information Is obtainable
concerning the doings of (ieneral liritz
and the i.eonists, but according to a re
port they have succeeded ill placing
more than -t.iiiiu men under arms and
ure odvauclng to meet the government
troops. If this Is the case, a decisive
engagement prubably will take place
KOUM1AKY OF FKKNCII GUIANA
I or an Arbitrator to Ho Named by Spain,
Switzerland, o" Sweden,
Paris. Fib. ill. The Itappel Bays that
Hrus'.ll recently nslieU permission to
lloat a loan In France, but the request
wus refused until the frontier dispute
lietween the two countries Is settled.
M. Het lln lot, the minister for foreign
utTairs, yebterduy Informed the Urazil
ian minister thai he stipulated for the
appointment of a committee, composed
of Frenchmen and i '.raziilans, to ad
minister the contested region ponding1
the decision of an arbitrator. The two
countries have agreed to accept an ar
bitrator appointed by either Spain,
Switzerland, or Sweden.
UJVP'IIAN Oi l a HON. ;
Lord MilisburT Still believed to Have, lice 11
Invited to Id-cuss It hy the Snltmi.
London. Feb. S The Times in nn
editorial contends that the olliclal de
nials t referring to 11. statement made by
tieorge N. Cuiy.nu in the house of com
mons yesterday) failed to disprove its
Constantinople correspondent's state
ment that the sultan bad Invltitl Lord
Salisbury to discuss the Kgyptlan ques
tion. Tlie Times Is Inclined to believe, how
ever, that the Idea- of the invitation
must bo attributed to the sultiui alone,
and had nothing to do with the Turkish
V KM :. U I : I . A UOLiN DA K V.
The llritish Case Completed -Advance
l.ndon. Feb. -'X. The Hrltlsh case In
the boundary dispute between lireat
liritain und Venezuela Is now ready.
Advance copies have been sent to I'nit
ed States Ambtuipudor I'-ayiv-il, and
thev were mailed to New Yoriioday.
The secrotury of the marquis of Salis
bury had un interview with Mr. liuyard
on this subject yesterday.
Sir John K. Millais, president of the.
London Itoyal lu-udemy, has hud ull of
ficial audience with the queen.
At the Itrltlsh parliamentary election
for the Sini-lhtield division of Slattoid
Kliire, Mr. Warner, Liberal, wus chosen.
Dr. Carl IN ters,' the African explorer,
will undertake a new exploration or Sa
molilaud in the interests of wealthy
A lllel ieulis.
Iteiicateil telegraphic. Inquiries by the
Hussiun news agency have failed to elicit
uuy ili-linite liiformaliuii as to Nausea's
Maeli eiitumenl bus been utilised ill St.
l'i tel.-oillg hy the frequent HUillctlces With
I he Siilian of tin; ftussiun umbassudur ut
(.OLD IN INDIANA.
t.ipcrts Claim the cllow Metal Will
Assuy 1111 Averiiite of U0 11 Ion.
Anderson, Ind., Feb. 2X.-A complete
examination by experts was made p
ilay of the alleged lint! of gold north ot
this city by Hubert .1. SpanMlng last
week, it resulted In iiudiiig a tract of
live acres of almost pure lead from two
to four feet thick. Directly underneath
tnis is iron, and underneath the Iron
Kood silver and gold bearing quartz.
The experts are enthusiastic and
i-liaui tli.it the gold will 111 11 .Htm per ton.
The lead Is an e:lr.ioiilinary rich Und.
HpaiiliHng as oflercd S'ho per ai re for
the ten sin rounding acres, but refused
t In- offer today.
1JU1F.I I.Y WIKF.I).
Dav and night gauss are at work expe
diting tie lilting out of the Munitur .Mo:i
oiluiji'k. at Valiejo. Oil.
At I'ekii'. 111., ileorg" W. Smith has
been lOIIVlelel, ii ii I Ids wife uequitti-d, of
t lie mil, di. r of Iw w is I'errill.
Kx-l'asilii T C. II. Iluce. of the ltllr
liioiiiin, Kan.. National bank, accused of
i-Tnlic.Zlilll; ?7'!.0uii lias been acquit led.
Marie Kngle, an opera singer, set Iter
irfght dr-s uljla'.e while ti'itmuitig a
lamp la Huston, .Mass., and was painfully
but lie. i.
Itudoliih Spreekels has sailed from Sail
Ftaiu lsco, Oil., tor Honolulu, to answer a
charge of treason preferred by Hie lla
Kale Martin, of New York. lias. - lied thu
New York Central kuilro.vl company to
iv.-uvi-r i::!!.!"!;! for Injuries received
through the iiegligenre of- employes.
SI ATi: NF.WS NOI LS.
liurglars ble-x open tin- safe In the pot
nlliee'ul West Klizabi-tb, but gut- little
Paul Wiolilanticiitz was, accidi lititliy
shot and killed at I'lttuburg by his friend,
Twenty colored int-aiber of the "nil
Tennessee" t heatrieii I i-ompany were
stranded t Wilkes-ltarre.
A man killed by a train at Homestead
on Ve lnesilu w.n idcnlilii-il us KJmun-l
Du'ti i worth, of Philadelphia.
His fourth wife, whom lie married a
year ugo ut Kcudlng, has. cause. I the ar
reat of William Phillip.!, ua it bicuoilsL.
Underwear We have now opened
our second spring stock
and wall only say thai the
is sufficient proof of its
popularity and a guaran
tee of the excellence of the
goods Jo style, quality and
finish, as well as
We solicit your Inspeo
Manila gowns, trlmmod with insertion
und ciuubrto ruJlle,
Muslin gowns, tucked and embroid
ered collar und cuffs,
Mutdln gowns, tucked and lnsnrtloa
yoke, embroidered cottar,
Cumbria fawn, tuckad yoke, ouibroUl
credi collnr-und cufta,
Sjucque gowns, embroidered trout, ool
lu.r ana cuffs,
Cumbrlo Suequo gowns, embroidered
und ruffled collar and culli,
Tho Melba Rown, square neclc and
Kxitm super Nainsook gowns, bishop
I si'wevo, ruHleU und embrojMored col
lOli'Kant Kowns with lace and embroid
ery ti iiiualiiB fcl. $;i..'ii, tl and up to?7 euen.
Also a lino of extra size gowns, 17 und
Verv stipprlor line of umbrella skirt
with iC11s.li. il needle wurk tiimmlni:.
v",ill l .l.i:ui utlelllliiu lo llle line C'f
huiiie-iiiieli- rowns and extra size short
skirts. Inawers from ath-. to Jl per pulr.
Corset covers, IJi-., Kn'., fni. and up to ISM.
Children's kowiis, sizes 1 up to 9; chil
dren's drawers, sizes, 1 up to ; child'n
colored dresses and boys' kilt suits In ull
sizes. Flue Klder Down siu-'quon itt fi
ud J-.S to close.
Our Winter Shoes must
go. You need the Shoes;
we need tlie room.
1U AXU llli WY0M1NU AVE.
For your Wedding and
Birthday Gifts. We are
constantly receiving new
I3f YOU MB GLASSES
Give us a Trial. Satis
W. J. Weichel
403 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
MILK IS SWIiKT.
Samples from Altoomi stand the Cbem
HarrlsbutfT, i'a., Kelt. 2S. Tln
sat.ioles of milk that wete sent, lust
Week to the State colleqi- front Allootui
for analysis have all irrovod lo be Rood.
The Inuest on the nnalysls is us K'od,
ns the best sample iirnciired in Harris
liunr, where the milk cmsudo llrst be
trtii. The Dairy und Koixt commissioner Is
of the opinion that the milk In almost
every city In the Btate hus Improved
since the prosecution, ol tko Hurrlsbur
kK Ink BolSte,