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SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MOHN1NG, MARCH . 18, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY,
Year to Year
At our annual spring Bale of high
grade muiilin underwear. The goods
offered are no stray or Job lot gath
erings, picked up merely because they
were low-priced. We will back nny
. and every garment among the thou
1 and laid before you to be as per
fectly, prettily and conscientiously
finished as nny In their line that wre
ever laid on a counter or veiling table.
The muslins, cambrics and general
trimming are Just such as a care
ful, well posted woman would select
K alio made the round of the various
departments, and when we add that
we've spared neither time nor effort
to make this sule the crowning tri
umph amon our many honest bargain
:i-ceie. we brli-ve that we've said
II that is necessary to convince you
that the occasion should command
your immeilluie attention. The
WEAR ANNUAL SALE
Opens Thursday, Mar.
12th, and continues
for 10 days.
Guarantees! Bargain Facts
LADIES' GOWNS OR
C"c. quality for
.;'k i utility for
lie. quality for
Hi'io. imliiy for
I"c. quality fur
11.09 tjuslitv for
Il.li'i tiiiailty for
II. 1. quulily for ,.
II J.'i qimlity for
f 1.27'i quality for
ll.tiS quality for
tl.KT'ii qnullty for
J 00 quulily for
Patntlly made from choicest mater
ials. 5e. quality for I.e.
JSc. quality for k
4v. quality for 33c.
tic, quality for :.
toe. quality for 47.-.
tOTc. quulily for "1(t
. quality for SSi
?iK'. quality for iW.
?5c, quulily for Hie.
IV jc. quality for 73c.
V or snimre cut fronts. Prettiest tf
lie. quality for '. 17c.
SIX', quality for tU:
86.. quality for 'ie.
37V, quality for "so.
4iV. quality for 3tie.
ftfe. quality for He.
I.alt style In trim, and rut es
pecially designed to meet the require
ments of the extra wide dress sklrta
fie. quality for 37' ie.
kUv. qunlity for ti9
tie. quullty for S3'-.
l.1Ji qimlity for II. U5
11.2". quality for Il.A.",
l.a7s qimlity for II. IS
11. no quality for .-. II Id
11.75 quality for I1..-.9
12. W quality for 11.79
li'.n quality for I1.9S
Special price have also been placed
on Misses' and Children's gowns anil
drawers, In which our line is com
plete. SMrt Waist Opening
Tn conjunction with our annual sale
of Muslin Underwear we will make
n opening of new Spring and Sum-
mer shirt waists. The goods are all
laundtied with stiff collars and cuffs
. and the styles are as new as the latest
: fashion plates.
OPENING PRICE CUTS.
S dos. new waist worth fiOc. for 4Co.
to do, new waists worth Kc. for We.
tw dos. new waists worth II for 7.-,c.
o dos. new waists worth $1.25 for 8e.
0 dos. new waists worth 11.50 for... .11. 19
U dos. new waists worth 11.75 lor 1.39
STRENGTfl Of INSURGENTS
Aa Estimate of the Number of Men
in the Cuban Army.
OVCK 43,000 IS THE FIELD
How the Troop Are Distributed- Effect
ive U'ork Don by Small Band.
Lask of aim the Principal
Draw back -Other War New.
Havana, March 13, via Tampa, Kla..
March 17. The present Btrength of the
insurgent army Is close to 43.000 men.
Cubans themselves estimate the num
ber of men In the Held os high as tW.OOO
men, but even if unarmed camp follow
ers, men in charge of provision trains,
hospitals and camps were counted it la
doubtful If that number could be found
actually in service. There are thou
sands of Cubans who would willingly
cast their lot with the patriot army, but
hick of arms and ammunition prevents.
The insurgent forces operate as a rule
in zones or districts, and are organised
on military lines. The columns of tk
mez, Mac co, I.aoret and Handera are,
however, limited to no one province,
but pass from one to anuther under
direct orders !' Gomez. The commander-in-chief
is now in Mutunzas, and the
others have re-Invaded Havana prov
ince. The following is a statement of
the strength and location of the forces
of the principal Cuban leaders:
Maximo Uomes, in Alutanzas 6,000;
Antonio Macto, Mlro Kayus others in
Havana Coot): tieratlm Sanchez, in San
ta Clara 4.000; Jose Mnceo, Ho jus, ltod
rlquez, in Havana 51,000; Masso, at Vur
ez, Clstillo, Mestro, Nunez in Havana
3,000; iJelgado, Hermudez, Sanchez,
others Plnar Dal Hio 2,r,00; Mayla Ko
derlgucx, others. Camoguy 1,500; Keyes,
Benitesi, Varla, Wilson, Metidleta, Sun
tiugo 1.000; Uafael Cardenas In Matan
zos SOU; Verona. Kuporto Sanchez,
others Plnar Del Mo BOO; Olivia, others
In PI nit r 1V1 Hlo CU0; Clotilde Uarcla,
In Mutanuas 600; Carillo, Joaquin Uar
ciu, others In Santiago 000; Holoff. Hun-
ho Perez. In Santa Clara 500: Mirabel,
Ferrer, Velta, lu'Suntu Clura COO; Kego,
Slxtou, Koque. Palao Sanchez, in Santa
Clara Ouo; Cortuua, Vidal, Juan Bravo.
In Santa Clara. 400: Juan Toledo, Kl
Ingleslui, in Santa Clura 4004 Matagas,
In Mutanzas 400: Kobati, Cebreco. Ruen,
1'lanus. in Santiago 40o; Horroto, ln
cho, Sardinas, Kduardo llaiclu, ltl Mut
ntiXHS 400; Aulot. Mot jon. I'liims. Mar
tinez, Soroloiigo, In Matanzas 4u0; VII
lanneiia, AcoMu, Aguilar, others in Hu
vuna ::o0: Munos, t'hupotln, Socorro.
I.lno l'crez, in Santa Clara 200; total,
The distribution nrcnrdlng to prov
inces l: '
llavan.'i, 1G.S00: Matanzus. 8.0A0: San
ta Clara, ti.ui'O; Santiax", o.'.il; I'intir
Id I Itlo, a.'.iuo; Camaguy, L'.lUO; total.
In uddltlon to the above there nre In
ntinieiablo local bands of from 15 men
to r.O or even 100. These do not form
part ot the tlKhilng force and should not
be counted as part of the army. Their
chief functions are to curry out the or
der of (Jomez piohlbltlnffHhe grlntilneT
of cane, the movement of troops and
supplies by rail, the shipment of provi
sions to cities, the supprosslon .of
plateados" who rob, burn and commit
other crimes. These mal! bands serve
as recruiting agencies, and when they
grow too large for loval operation they
are attached to any of the army col
umns. Of the army proper fully two
thirds are well mounted and ubout half
are well armed. The other are armed
with shotguns, revolvers or only with
the machete. Some of Maceo's men
have old Style muzzle loadlim guns and
lead is so scarc e that telegraph wire
chopped Into short lengths Is used for
Hie charge. Spanish surgeons have on
several occasions reported soldiers
wounded with bits of wire. The In
surgents have a few pieces ot mountain
cannon, captured from government
troop. There are perhans a dozen ot
these guns which have been used with
disastrous ttfiect against the small
wooden fovi which the Spanish troops
have erected at various points. The
Cuban "army of liberation," as it Is
called, has grown to Its present size In
the face of utmost Insurmountable dlftl
cultles. OUTNI'MBEHRD BV SPAIN'.
From the beginning it has been out
numbered by the army of Spain In the
ratio of never less than 4 to 1. It has
escaped annihilation in .many encoun
ters when ammunition ran out. It has
lived on forage, been almost constantly
under tire, and Is Vi day a reckless,
dare-devil army with but one Idea In
view, and that is to free Cuba. hat
comes after is not given a thought.
It is reported that Antonio Maceo, the
second in command of the rebel forces,
I near Candelarin, in the province of
1'inar Pel Rio.
At a meeting of the reformist party
here it wns decided to take no part in
the election of members of the cortes,
it being held Impossible for the party
to do so because of the disturbance
caused by the war. This decision was
cabled to Madrid, heplles have been
received from the leaders there, com
mending the action of the party, de
claring that the elections In Cuba will
only be simulated and advising that
the reformists only take part in elec
tions when the provinces are pacified.
DAUGHTERS HOLD THE FORT.
Sons of the Revolution Retire Ilcfor
Their Warlike Slater.
Philadelphia, March 17. The frequent
quarrels between the Pennsylvania So
ciety of the Sons of the Revolution and
the Philadelphia chapter of the Daugh
ter of the American Revolution have
culminated in the withdrawal of the
Sons from Independence hall. For
nearly a year there have been frequent
clashes ; and misunderstandings be
tween the two organizations regarding
the possession of the old city council
chambers in the hall, all growing out
of the desire of the Sons to have abso
lute control, t'nder an ordinance of
council the Daughters had equal
right. This was so objectionable to
the Sons that. Anally, they decided to
have the conditions altered or quit.
They did not have them altered to suit
them, so they quit, and the keys of
their room were returned to the chief
of the bureau of city property today.
The Daughter now have entire pos
session and will endeavor to restore the
rooms to their original condition, hav
ing $5,000 to spend for the purpose.
ENGLAND STICKS TO GOLD.
The Nation That Ha a Corner on the
Yellow Motal Ua So I'm for Silver.
London, March 17. In the house of
commons this evening Sir Michael
Hicks-Beach, chancellor pf the ex
chequer,, reminded the house of the
passage of a resolution at the last ses
sion urging the government to co-operate
with the other power In a con
ference aiming to remove the evils aris
ing from the fluctuations In gold and
sliver. The present government did not
wish to recede from that resolution.
The government wan willing to enter
Into negotiation with the power for
a conference, but on the understanding
that it was not prepared to abandon the
gold standard in the United Kingdom
(cries of "hear," "hear"). Some of his
colleague, notably the first lord ot the
treasury (Mr. Balfour) were pro
nounced blmetalllsts, but all agreed in
thinking that they would not be Justi
fied In departing from a gold standard
in the United Kingdom. The prospects
of an agreement between the European
nations In favor of bimetallism were
There wa no doubt. It the powers
could agree regarding the use of silver
that the Indian goverament would re
consider the question of reopening Its
mints. All the leading English mone
tary experts held that the wealth of
the country had been built up on a
gold standard and that Its permanence
and prosperity were dependent upon
the existing system. In view of that
opinion that no responsible government
would propose to change the present
A long debate followed.
Sir William Vernon Harcourt, for
merly chancellor of the exchequer, and
now opposition leader in the house,
said he welcomed the declarations of
Sir Michael HIcks-Bcach that the gov
ernment did not intend to depart from
the established monetary system. It
was not creditable to England, he add
ed, that until now doubt had existed as
to the views of the government on this
question. -This ought to be the last ap
pearance of the blmetalllsts in parlia
ment. The Right Hon. A. J. Balfour,
first lord of treasury, followed Sir Wil
liam, and a somewhat lengthy defence
of his known views ns a bimetallism
The resolution was then adopted with
out a division being taken.
FITZ OX HIS D1GMTY.
Will Not I'iaht Corbott Tales ths Latter
Has Made a Hoputatlon-Medlcin for
the Man Who W hipped John I..
Buffalo, X. V.. March 17. The follow
ing letter was received today bv the
local pivss, signed by Richard K." Fox,
of New York:
i have this day forwarded to Buffalo
a copy of articles of agreement for a
glove contest before the National Sport
ing club nt London between James J.
Corbett and Kobert Fitzslmmons. The
article have been signed by Corbett
and Fitzslmmons signature will be re
quested." A reporter called on Fitzslmmons at
"Will you sltrn the articles when they
are brought to you?" was asked.
"I certainly will not" he replied. "I
have signed many articles to light Cor
bett, but he has always made me wait
and Mil me off ns much us possible.
Now I will give hltn u dose ot his own
"Then I am to understand that you
will not sign?" .
' Exactly, that's my position. Let
Corbett whip Matter or somebody else
and get a reputation." -
"lie has whip lied many men and his
reputation Is as good as yours, is if
not" said the reported.
At this FltzslmiDons gut excited and
"Who has he ever whipped.' Only
two old has-beens." Continuing he
suld: "I've got that man Corbett un
der my feet and I'll keep him there,
lie dictated to nie, I'll dictate to him.
He made me fight six men to get me
where I am champion. Let him tight
and defeat one. Then I'll talk to him."
"Will yon light Corbett?"
"Certainly, if he will detent an aspir
ant to the honor of champion. He
handed the btlt to a man whom I had
defeated and. then announced his re
tirement. Why should he hand the
belt to a defeated man'.' Why not to
me? lie suld he did not want a for
eigner to have it. Well, now, Is not
Mnher a foreigner? I'm not. Certain
ly, I was born in England, raided in
Australia, hut I um a citizen of the
t'nlted States. Then let me ask, has
he apologized to the National Spurt
Ins club for what he has suld against
It. I don't know, but If he is a true
American he would never do It. If he
ever said anything he should mean it
and stick to It.
The- Mandcrson Uirflcnltv llooralct
Omuha. Neb., March 17. The repre
sentatives of tlie Manderson and Mc
Klnley forces met this morning and re
mained In session for several hours ond
got so far along In their deliberations
towards an amicable settlement that
they prepared plans and telegraphed
them to Senator Thurston und General
Manderson, both of whom are nniv In
Washington, with instructions fur them
to consult with word that what they
agreed upon would be satisfactory to
thiir followers In this city.
Mandersun's friends Insist that his
name shall go before the convention at
St. Louis and that the state delegation
vole for him on the Informal ballot.
Belolt, Wis.. March 17. The first con
gressional district Republican conven
tion today elected McKiuley delegates
to the St. Louis convention.
Bloomington, III., March 17. The Mc
Lean county Republican convention
was held here today and McKlnley in
structions were voted by a large ma
jority. UKDl'Cll ON RESTOR E D.
Ths l.chlgh Voile KnilrooJ Returns to
It Old Sulary Musis.
Philadelphia. March 17. It was
learned today that the 10 per cent, re
duction made by the Lehigh Valley
Railroad company In 1893 has been re
stored. The change, which was made
by he board of directors to take effect
March 1, will affect all salaried em
ployes from the president down, re
ceiving more than $1,000 per year.
The original reduction of 10 per cent.
In all salaries in excess of that figure
was due to the reduction In the earn
ings of the company following its dis
astrous connection with the Reading,
and the return to the old salary rate
Is directly due to the present improve
ment in the earnings of the road.
MR. LEACH IS WILLING.
Ua Announced Himself a Candidate
for Republican Stat Chairman.
Philadelphia. March 17. Frank Wil
ling Leach today announced himself as
a candidate for the Republican state
chairmanship to succeed Senator Quay,
who will not be a candidate for re
election. Mr. Leach Is one of Senator
Quay's most trusted lieutenants and
Is at present chairman of the executive
committee of the state committee.
Mr. Leach intimated that he expected
Senator Quay's support in his candi
dacy for the state chairmanship.
Iirjr Good l lrml nlls. '
Phlladephla, March 17. Oliver X. Long
and William H. Long, trading as James
1OiiK, Bro. A Co., manufacturer of dress
goods, mode a general assignment today
for the benefit of their creditor to David
C. Nimlet, who also Is a manufacturer.
The assignment. It Is said, wus partly pre
clpitatd by judgment on notes entered
yesterday srainst th firm, aggregating
THE TRIAL OF DR. JAMESON
Two Troopers Testify Concerning tie
' T rani van! Invisioo. v
DOCTOR HAD HIS INSTRUCTIONS
Speech at the Starting of th Expedition.
1IJ Was Expected from th Natal
Ppllc Titled Women Inter
ted in th Trial.
London. March 17. The trial of Dr. L.
S. Jameson, the raider of the Transvaal,
and his fourteen companions, was re
sumed today at the Bow street police
court, before Sir John Bridge, the chief
magistrate. The usual Jingo throng
was present, and the court was crowd
ed. Seated on the bench near the Ma
gistrate were the Marchioness of Lon
donderry, the Duke of Abercorn, chair
man of the British Chartered South
Africa company, and Ladles Knutsford,
Cuffo, Hartland, Biddulph. Shaw-Le-fevre,
Raylelgh, and Cranbourne, the
Countess of Coventry, Mrs. Henry As
quith, and a number of others.
The first witness called today was
Sergeant Ruck, of the Matabeleland
mounted police. He testified,' in sub
stance, thut In leaving Pitsanl the force
was bound for Johannesburg. He de
scribed in detail the events on the
march of December, the arrest of the
young Boer leader, F.loff, who came to
warn the party to return across the
border, and the tiling at midnight of
the Boers upon the Jameson party.
This, he said, was the first Intimation
they had of the presence of the Boers.
The fire was returned and the Boers
On Jan. 1 the Jameson party encoun
tered sixty or seventy Boers. The lat
ter opened tire upon the Jameson col
umn, the fire was again returned, and
the Boers retired in the direction of
Krugersdorp, followed by the trooper.
Trooper Hill, also of the Matabele
land Mounted police, testified that he
heard Dr. Jameson make a speech at
Pitsani to the men who were to com
pose the expeditionary column. He told
the troopers they were going to Johan
nesburg In order to protect the English
women and children whose lives were
in danger. He said he hoped there
would be no fighting, but if there was,
"Why, we'll tight," he said. He also
said that he hoped the column would
reach Johannesburg before the Boers
had time to collect. He assured the
troopers that "If It comes to a push,
the Cape Mounted lilies and the Natal
police will asxsM us." Food and re
mounts would be collected on the way
to Johannesburg and the column might
be joined by the Bechuanaiand border
The witness said that Dr. Jameson,
while addressing the troopers, referred
frequently to u letter which he held in
his hand and which appeared to con
tain Instructions as to the conduct of
the expedition. The witness said that
Sir John Wllloughby, the mUlte.ry coni
mander of the expedition, also made a
speech on the same lines as the re
marks of Dr. Jameson, and expressed
the . hope that the troopers would do
1 A letter from Johannesburg, dated
Dec. 20, and appealing to Dr. Jameson
to assist the l.'itlanders against the op
pression of the Boers, was introduced
in evidence. A dispatch sent by Ser
geant White with order to overtake Dr.
Jameson, and recalling the raiders, wa
also introduced in evidence, and the
hearing was again adjourned for a
Joseph 'Chamberlain, secretary of
state for the colonies, was questioned
today In the house ot commons regard
ing the dispatch from Pretoria, dated
March 13, which stated that Mr. Cham
berlain had suggested to President Kru
ger the possibility of nbrogatlng the.
convention of London if the Transvaal
redresses the crlevance of the t'lt
landers, grants the franchise to British
subjects In the Transvaal, and suggest
ing a treaty of amity by which Ureat
Britain would guarantee the independ
ence of the Transvaal.
Mr. Chamberlain said that President
Krutrer had been distinctly told that
(Ireat Britain would not entertain a
proposal to modify the convention.
How the Dot Wus Celebrated In th
Philadelphia. March 17. The loyal
followers of St. Patrick did due honor
to their natron sulnt today. The An
cient Order of Hibernians celebrated
the day by a street parade and over
4.000 Irishmen showed their devotion by
wading through streets ankle-deep In
slush and water. Tonight the Hiber
nian society held Its annual dinner at
the Hotel Walton. Nearly 200 guest
were present and the toasts and those
who responded to them were as fol
lows: ' The United States." Congress
man Amos J. Ctimmings. of New York;
"Ireland," Senator William Lindsay, of
Kentucky; "Pennsylvania," Coventor
Hastings; "Philadelphia," Mayor War
wick; "The Press." William M. Singer
ly, proprietor of the Record; "Our Sister
Societies," William H. Lucas, of the
Society of St. (leorge.
Cieuerul Nelson A, Miles, who wus
also one of the guests, was unexpectedly
called upon to speak. In opening his
siieech tleneral Miles said that he was
of the opinion that the army and navy
of this country should be increased un
til It was commensurate with the mag
nitude and greatness of the t'nlted
States. The rest of General Miles'
speech bore upon the day the society
In addition to the dinner of the Hi
bernian society numerous other Irish
societies held dinner and receptions.
ROYALTY SEEKING DIVORCE.
Mr. Hnelll, of Italy, Begin Proceeding
Perry, O. T., March 17. Mrs. iSeharlle
Flnelll, said to be a member of the royal
family of Italy, has begun proceedings
here for a divorce. She was married to
Flnelll at Livorno, Italy, in 1890, and
has two children. She claim that he
has treated her with great cruelty, and
on two occasion has attempted to kill
her by shooting.
One of the allegations In the bill re
lates a scene In the Auditorium hotel at
Chicago, where, she says, she was
forced to grovel on her knees to prevent
him killing her. On the trip to this
country, she asserts, he amused himself
by breaking the cabin dishes over her
head, occasionally changing the pro
gramme by beating her with his fists
and kicking her. She is accompanied
here by her children, two brothers, uer
mother and a maid, who lives In lux
urious style. The husband I In Italy.
! MINOR LEAGUE COMBINE.
Base 1111 Association Boond Together
for Mntnal Protection.
Washington, March 17. The magnets
Of the minor leagues concluded their
meeting today with the formation of a
permanent organisation, B. B. John-
THE NEWS THIS MOUSING.
Weather Indications Today :
Fair; Rising Temperature.
1 Strength of the Cuban Army.
Italy Now Desires War.
Fltxslinmons On His Dignity.
Dr. Jumeson tin Trial.
McKlnley still Receive Delegates).
Cherokee Bill 1 Hanged.
Philadelphia Hibernians Parade.
Relief Work in Armenia.
5 Congressional Proceedings.
She Found Her Sweetheart.
General Market and Stock Quotations.
3 How St. Patrick's Day Wa Cele
brated In This Vicinity.
Foul Huy is Alleged.
. Councllinun Roche's Plan Is Accepta
4 Editorial Comment.
The Hypnotised Reporter.
6 Suicide of John Rentschler.
James Reilly's Death Due to Negll
" v gence.
6 Robert Morris Lodge Eisteddfod.
. Tribune Prize Short Story.
7 Happenings In Our Busy Suburbs.
5 The World of Sport
9 Some Achievements of Youth.
Plsu. Oldest of Italian Cities.
Sunday Is Well Observed in London.
Senator Quay Unionized.
Grant as a Teamster.
19 "A Secret of ho Heart (Continued).
Clwh Crochan Ceridwen.
v lAncient Cymric, Books.
11 The Renl African Boer.
Statistics of the Liquor Trade.
Several Good Ghost Stories.
' ' .
12 News Up and Down he Valley.
, Timely Railroad and Industrial News.
son, of the Western league was made
president and Jake Morse, of the New
P.nglnnd league, secretary. The organ
ization wns formed for the purpose of
protecting the Interests of the minor
league, and not for any present griev
ance. While It connot be officially stated.
It Is well understood that the. minor
league objects principally to the classi
fication system Imposed, and to taxa
tion without representation. The major
league rules the minor organization
Without the latter having; any voice.
CHEROKEE BILL HANGED.
Th Desperado Goes to the Uallowa with
n smile on III I'ae.
Fort Smith, Ark., Marc h 17. At 2.13
p. m. today Crawford Uoldsby, alias
Cherokee Bill, was hanged. He was
declared dead in ten minutes. The des
perado showed no fear and went on the
trap the coolest man In the party. The
execution was set for noon, but was
postponed to allow the doomed man's
siBter to arrive here from Tallequuli.
on the gallows, in reply to the ques
tion if he had anything to say, lie an
swered: "No, I came here to die, not
- Turning, he kissed his mother good-bKe.--.and
with a smile on tils race,
walked to his place on the trap. Fa
ther Plus said a prayer while the
doomed man was being pinioned.
Bill recognized friends inside the. In
closure, and calling them by name,
bade them good-bye. Bill was smiling
when the cap was drawn over his head.
The noose was adjusted, and at 1M.1 the
lever was sprang and the trap thrown.
Bill got his wonderful nerve from his
mother. She stood by him on the gal
lows without flinching or shedding a
tear. She took the body to Fort Ulbsou
at 3 o'clock. Crawford Ooldsby was
the name conferred upon Cherokee Bill
when he was born at Fort Gibson. He
was one of the few robbers who Infest
ed the Indian 'Vrrltory during: the
reign of terror of 1894 and belonged to
the Cook gang. He became an outlaw
at the age of 14. He shot a man with
whom he had quarrelled, and from that
time until his arrest he was on the
scout, suspicious of every one except
his mother and sister, and counting; no
friend so dear as his trusty Winehenter.
BLACKBURN IS BITTER.
II Denounce Traitor in Ills Own Party,
Governor Bradley and the Pros.
Frankfort, Ky.,March 1". The lilnrk
burn people held a meeting at the opera
house this evening. A feature of the
occasion was a speech from "Jack"
Chinn, which was loudly applaudod.
Senator Blackburn's address had to
do with the different phnses of the
strange political drama Just closed
here. He was rather bitter In his de
nunciation of what he termed "The
traitors of the party" nnd warmly eu
logized the Populists for their support
He scored Governor Bradley In A bit
ter and impassioned manner for calling,
out the milltiu. characterizing hlx ac
tion as despotic, cowardly and tyran
nical. He also fired some hot shot at
the press, saying "there has not been
one single line, original, copied, or bor
rowed, or stolen. In the Democratic
press of Louisville for the past three
months which was nof a lie." lie then
reviewed and reiterated and defended
his views on silver and other national
LOAN AGENT'S TROUBLE.
Charles Osman Is Rained by Gambling
and Past Company.
Hnsleton, Pa., March 17. ?hnrles
Osman, ot this city, was locked up here
tonight charged with embezzlement and
larceny. The prosecutor Is T. J. Sifton,
representing the Pennsylvania Huild
ing and Loan association, of Altoona,
for which osman was the agent in
this district. Some time, ago the com
pany received letters from weveral
members of the association who wished
to withdraw the amount paid. The
books did not show what they claimed
and an investigation of Osinan's ac
counts was made. This revealed a
shortage up to date of $400. The charge
of larceny was preferred because, it
is alleged, he had taken the office furni
ture. Osman came here from Allentow-n last
August. In explanation he stated that
the discrepancy in his accounts wns
due to fast company and gambling-. In
default of $800 bail he was committed.
BIG COAL POOL.
An Increase of SS Per Cent. Will Bo
Placed on Output of th Nonhwnat.fJJB
Columbus, O., March 17. Representa
tives of the great coal trade of the
northwest that goes by the lakes, met
here tonight and formed a pool. It will
control the trade as a single concern,
and, of course, regulate the price. From
one of the members of the pool it was
learned that the effect of the pool on
the prices will be to Increase them at
once about 25 per cent.
The concerns Jnterested In the pool
have an annual output of coal to the
amount of $10,000,000 tons.
Dixon Win Fight.
Boston, March 17. The lu-round contest
between George Dixon and Jerry .Mar
shall took place tonight. Dixon rushed
hln man around the ring and Marshall
gave up after the seventh round. Ha says
his leg are weak. Dixon won.
ITALY KQW DESIRES WAR
Expects ultfc British Aid to Kipe
WAR PARTY IN THE MAJORITY
Enthusiastic Greeting of th New Prim
Minister's Statement of the Govern'
meat' Attitude Toward Abyssinia,
Dl Budina Warmly Received.
Home, March 17. The entry of the
new minister into the chamber of
deputies today was greeted with loud
applause from their supporters. The
premier, Marquis, dt Kudint, at once
made a statement in regard to the dis
astrous battle at Adowa. He said that
after the defeat the cabinet had adopt
ed resolutions leaving General Baldls
sera free to take proper measures to)
meet the situation, Including the aban
donment of Adicrrat and Kassala, it the
general Judged such measures to be ex
pedient. On March 8 General Baldls
sera was Instructed to treat for peace on
the best terms obtainable, and the pre
mier assured the house the present cab
inet would continue the peace negotia
tions with prudence and dignity.
This statement was received with ap
plause from thoBe In favor of a peace
policy and with cries of disgust and de
rision from th deputies favoring a vig
orous colonial policy and an elTort to
retrieve the disaster at Adowa,
The premier waited until the uproar
had subsided and then he remarked sig
nificantly: "But the government Is now
convinced that In lieu of a treaty of
peace, hurriedly made. It would be far
preferable first to establish a state of
things agreeing with Italy's interests,
and. In the meanwhile, hostilities must
No sooner had the premier made thin
announcement than there was loud and
continued cheering from the so-called
military party and cries of dissent from
the peace party. Once more he waited
until he wan able to mako himself
heard, and then ho said that Italy
would never pursue a policy of expan
sion. She did nut wish to conquer the
Tigre district and did not desire to In
clude nn Italian protectorate ot Abys
sinia among the conditions of peace.
But the dignity and honor ot the coun
try must lie upheld. He then asked the
chamber for a credit of 140.0u0.000 lire
(about $28,000,000) for the expenses of
the army In Africa, nnd to send addi
tional troops there should such a step
be necessary. He made a strong ap
peal to the chamber for concord and
concluded with the remark: "Iet us
follow the same prudent course in our
foreign policy aa that which has here
tofore secured us friends and alliances."
(Cheers and cries of dissent.)
DI RITDIXI'S POPULARITY.
On the whole, the Marquis dl Rlidlnt
was warmly received by the deputies,
although there are some who do not
favor the policy he has marked out.
But even the strongest advocates of .a
policy of peace joined In a tremendou.4
burst ot entbusiaHm-.wbja.iliA-.pald a.
glowing tribute to the heroism dis
played by the Italian army, rte re
ceived an ovation from all parts of the
house, the deputies rising and cheering
wildly for Italy, the Italian army, and
Later, Urn credit asked for was voted
unanimously, and this called torth an
other prolonged pcene of enthusiasm.
The senate today adopted a resolu
tion by acclamation thanking the Brit
ish Parliament for Its expressions of
sympathy with Italy and her soldiers,
as expressed In the house of commons
yesterday by the tinder-secretary of
state for foreign affairs, George N. Cur
xon. The people, as a rule, a week ago
were bitterly opposed to any further
fighting, and many of them would have
been willing to see Italy give up her
African possessions entirely, but the
news that Oreat Britain Is to create a
diversion by a movement of Brltish
Kgyptlan troops up the Nile Is gradual
ly causing public, opinion to undergo a
change In regard to the colonial policy
of the country. Italy is now again be
ginning to feel herself powerful in the
support of her allies and capable of
prosecuting the war ngalnst Abyssinia.
The current reports here that Russian
and French aigents have been supply
ing the Abyssinia ns with arms and am
munition, that a number of Russian
and French officer are attached to
the Abyssinian armies and took part
in the recent battle of Adowa and yes
terday's report that the Czar had con
ferred upon King Menclek the high
Hussion military order of St. (leorge,
raiiMe resentment here. Inquiries mude
nt the Russian legation have fulled to
obtain either a denial or a confirmation
of the rejiorted decoration of the Abys
sinian monarch, and ciiuul Ignorance
was expressed in regard to the rumor
that Abyssinia has asked Russia to
Intervene to bring about the re-establishment
of peace on the basis of the
independence of Abyssinia and the res
toration of the old frontiers of Ery
threa. RELIEF WORK IN ARMENIA.
Miss Clara Barton Write of th Plan of
Rod Cross Workers.
flew York, March 17. The following
are extracts from a report by mall from
Miss Clara Itinton to the American
National Red Cross here. The reimrt
is elated Constantinople, Feb. L'5. Miss
Barton says, after announcing the
signing of the papers by the sultan and
the Issuance of the necessary permits
and passports to enter Armenia:
"We are not losing a momeut's time.
Dreadful news comes in from the bat
tlefield at Zeitoun. It has not failed to
reach you. for it went to the press.
Sir Philip Currie has asked that I send
relief to Zeitoun. and we are getting
our suplies ready for shipment via Alex
nndrctta at the? first moment the papers
arc issued. We find supplies as cheap
here as at home, some even cheaper.
It is said that food, such as grain. Hour,
etc., can be found all through the inter
ior, therefore we shall not have to
transKrt that. Dr. Hubbell will seo
what need there is for seed and other
materials for helping the destitute peo
ple to raise something for themselves.
We shall employ our customary meth
ods In our endeavor to assist the people
to provide for themselves as soon aa
circumstances will permit."
MOTHER'S BAKER DOZEN.
Three Set of Twins .Make Thirteen l ittle
Port Jervls. X. T.. March 17. The
wife of James Vanstrauder, of Vernon,
N. J., has Juat prr-sented her happy
husband with the third set of twins.
Seven other children have been born
to the couple, who thus have u baker's
dozen of cherubs.
York Csocs .Mckinley.
York. Pa., March 17. In the York coun
ty Republican couventloii. held here today,
It. H. Shindel WHS elected dcleialn :o
the national convention over Klsh Com
missioner James A. Dale, by a nmjority
of votes Hesoliillolis were adopted
endorsing M 1 y for president and in
structing tIA . Monal delegate to n!.
port him as lona - his nam is before the
We lave now opened
our second spring stock
and will only say that the
Is sufficient proof of its
popularity and a guaran
tee of the excellence of the
goods in style, quality and
finish, as well as
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We solicit your Inspec
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Muslin gowns, tucked and ombrold
red collar and cuffs,
Muslin gowns, tucked and Insertion
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Cambria gown, tucked yoke, ambroid
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Sacque gowns, mbroldered front, col
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Cambrlo Sacquo gowns, embroidered
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The Melba gown, quara tveok and '
Extra super Nainsook gowns, bishop
ebeevw, ruined and embroidered, col
Klegant gowns with lace and embroid
ery trimming $.1, I3.&0, $4 and up to 7 eacn.
Also a line of extra else gowns, U and
Very superior line of umbrella skirt
with English needle work trimming.
Drawers from 20c. to 13 per pair. Corset
covers, 12c, inc., 25e. and up to lilta. each.
Children's gowns. Rises 1 up to : chil
dren's drawers, sizes, 1 up to 9; child's
colored dresses and boys' kilt suits In all
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SHOSIIONKS EAGER TO FIGHT
Will Annihilate th Sioux in the Event of
Lander, Wyo., March 17. A dispatch
from the Shoshone agency reports that
Jim Washakie, who was shot by the
half-breed. Will Itmoreaux, is In a
dying condition. Should young Wash
akie die, the Indians will avenge him
by making war on a number of Sioux
half-breeds, who nre on the reserva
tion. The Sioux and Bhoshones had many
battles from 1SU7 to 1S73, and tradition
says that the Shoshones consider them
selves to have been badly treated by the
Sinux warriors nnd they have never
had an opportunity sine to set tb.ir