The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, March 19, 1896, Image 1

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Our annual 'Muslin Underwear pale
hup been a triumphant success, but
nuink of the numbers are netting pret
ly well sold out, unit we cannot possi
bly continue the present reduced price
lint longer than Saturday. Can you get
in before then? If not, your bargain
opportunity, with our whole line at
your disposal, Ih gone for another
year, fan you afford to let it pass?
If no, we're sutlHUed; for to tell you
the truth our resources In thin Kale
have been more severely taxed than we
hail figured on.
Ah usual, however, we're better than
our word, and to make the three dos
Intc days of additional interest to our
patrons, we've thrown In an extra
30 Bozei
Ladles' WteM Gowns
Of full "m: quality, made from- the
best Standard .Muslin, cut extra wide
and long. Handsomely trimmed Ore.
clan fronts, perfect needle work, etc.
Saturday Night Only
The Following Bargain
' List Will Also Be main
tained Till Closing Hour
Saturday Night:
Bo. quality for
W.e, quality for
Me. quality for
SV'tc quality for
Mc. quality for
tl.Uft quality for
II.TJ'4 quality for
II. lb quality for
II. 25 quality for
II T. iimillt V ffif.
, Il.'-i
ii .at
n. fd
ll.STH quality for
Il.tlb quality for
Il.tlb quality for
Il 67'i quality for
2.W quality for
Daintily made from choicest mater
ials. 2Ko. quality for 17c.
Me. quality for 2te.
4U. quality for 3.V.
ride, quality for S7e.
66c. quality for 47c.
9e. quality for file.
flSc. quality for 53c.
,70c. quality for 55e.
He. quality for Hie.
7'4 quality for 73c.
V or square cut fronts. Prettiest cf
dainty trims.
trie, quality for .17c.
20e. quality for 23c.
35c. quality for 2iic.
.TT'.jC quality for 28c.
46c. quality for 3t'.e.
Dc. quality for 4tic.
Latest styles In' trim, and cut es
, peclally designed to meet the require
ments of the extra wide dress skirts
now prevailing.
He. quality for 37'jc.
Wc. quality for (19c.
5c. quality for Me.
II quality for !t:ie.
fl.JS qunllty for ll.iCi
I1.T7H quality for SMS
11.50 quality for 11.26
I1.7R quality for $1 fis
!?. quality for 11.79
12.37 quality for fi.M
During TMs Sale
Bpeclal prices have also been placed
, on Misses' and Children's downs and
drawers, In which our line is com
plete. 'aist
'. In conjunction with our annual sale
. of Muslin I nderwear we will maks
an opening of new Spring and 8um-
mer shirt waists. The Koods are all
laiindrled with stiff collars and cuffs
and the styles are as new as the latest
fashion plates.
doi. new waists worth Olc. for 4i.,
do, new waists worth Kip. for !
do. new waists worth II for 7:
dos. new wilisis worth 1.2Ti for Sc'
log. new waists worth H.uO for....?l.i
dos. new waists worth 11.75 for 11. .19
at OBE
Unable to Drive Insurgents ' from
finar' Del Kio.
Of fialal Report of the l ight Is Somewhat
- Conflicting - Hot lighting at
Close Quartan Ktbels
Hum a Town.
Havana, March 18. News has been
received here of an Important battle
which was fought on Monduy In the
vicinity of C'undi'luriu. in the province
of Piiiar Del Kin. The government
troops were unable to drive the Insur
gent back and retired from their posi
tion with considerable loss. The Span
ish forces were commanded by General
J. inures and Colonels lnclan and Her
nandez, and the rebels by Maceo and
Handera. The tight was begun on a
line parallel with the roadway. The
Spanish forces deployed the Tarifa bat
talion, a Bectlon of the Victoria cavalry,
and a detachment of artillery forming:
the vanguard, and opening fire upon
the enemy. The rebels returned thla
lire and at the same time made an at
tack upon the rear guard of the Span
iards, completely encircling their col
umn. Having entirely surrounded the
governnirnt troops, the Insurgents' gen
erals advanced upon the artillerymen
with machetes. The latter made a vig
orous resisting, using muskets and
grenades with such effect as to check
for a time the enemy's advance, but
with reinforcements, a second charge
was made by the Insurgents and a hand'
to hand engagement ensued.' The bat
tle terminated with a bayonet charge.
After a hot tight lasting two hours the
Spaniards were defeated, losing many
killed und wounded. It was the Inten
tion of the enemy to prevent Colonel In
clun from proceeding to Candelarla.
The olhVial renort of the tight says
the insurgents suffered a tremendous
loss. The Spaniards lost two captains
and live titivates und one lieutenant,
four sergeants and 54 soldiers wounded,
(ienei ul Linares' arrived at Candelaiia
an hour after the conclusion of the en
gagement when he reported his share
in the buttle. Hellngraphle communi
cation was Interrupted yesterday.
The rebels have burned all but fifteen
houses In San Antonio l)e I-us Vegan,
in the province of lluvuna.
Somer's Point, N. J.. March IS. After
three failures C.eneial Culixto Garcia
Is at last upon his way to Cuba to light
against the Spaniards. Together with
sixty-two of his countrymen he was
put aboard the steamship Herinuda off
here this morning by a little passenger
steamer from Atlantic City. The entire
scheme wus cleverly worked out and
the agents of the Spanish government
are suit! to have been badly taken In.
It Is now known that the members of
the expedition left Philadelphia in a
rather open manner on Sunday night
In a tug. To all Intents and purposes
it was proclaimed from the housetop
that their destination was the Dela
ware Breakwater, and that it was from
off there that ,'a steamer would be
boarded for Cuba. It Is presumed that
the Spanish oltlclals had the tug fol
lowed when It left Philadelphia. The
Cubans went upon this presumption, at
least, und during a fog on Monday af
ternoon their tug doubled and returned
up the Delaware bay and river to Cam
den, arriving there Monday evening.
The party at once boarded a speclul
train which landed them at Tuckahoe.
The Cubans boarded the steamboat At
lantic City, which wny lying w'altlng
for them. The Atlantic City left
Tuckahoe at 6 yesterday morning and
steamed to Ocean Pity, where she lay
all night. While the Atlantic City was
at TucTiahoe and Ocean City none of
the Cubans was visible on deck, but
this morning when the whistle of the
Bermuda attracted people along the
coast, the concealed men came on deck
and gave cheer after cheer as the At
lantic City steamed out to meet the
arms-laden steamer. Beyond the three
mile limit the transfer of the Cubans
to the Bermuda took place, and the
steamer then proceeded on her way.
The custom house officials were caught
napping and could do nothing to hinder
the transfer of the men. They at once,
however, communicated with the au
thorities at Washington. U. H. Inger
soll, secretary of the company which
owns the Atlanctic City, says that-the
steamer was only put In commission
for the purpose of giving her a trial
trip for the benefit of her intending pur
Key West. Fla., March 18. Passeng
ers by the steamer Olivette tonight re
port that Murlos and astra, two Cubans
employed by the Spanish government,
to betray Maceo, left Havana a few
dnys ago. going to the sugar planta
tion Santa Amelia, where they caused
an .uprising among the Cuban synipu
thllers. They were met by General
Agulrre, who discovered their mission,
and promptly hungedthem. Vlctoriano
Relneri, formerly an editor of a Spanish
paper in this city, but lately editor of
Kl Puebo, one of the most rabid. Span
ish papers on the island of Cuba, was
recently sent to the Cabanas for criti
cising the Spanish government, belns
drunk when he entered the Cabanns.
Weyler ordered as soon as he was Bober
that he be shot.
Candidates on the Robinson Slate Meet
. with Opposition.
Media, Pa., March 18. The Republi
can primary election held In Delaware
county today was without excitement,
but the vest pocket voter was abroad.
The returns show that the candidates
on the Robinson slate are not having
the walk over that was expected. Wil
liam Winterbottom. of Lennl for county
treasurer, has carried many districts
that were supposed to be sure for
Humphrey M. Ash, the choice of the
dominant faction, and the nomination
of Ash Is by no means certain. The
contest for county commissioner be
tween William P. Hippie, of the Robin
son faction and Charles W. Mathues. of
Concord, Is also close, and It will not
be known until tomorrow who has been
Congressman Robinson, for a renora
Ination; Judge Clayton, for national
delegate; W. C. Sproul, for state sena
tor: Ward Bliss, for representative; W.
I. Schaffcr. for district attorney, and
the six candidates for state delegates
will be nominated In the convention to
morrow without opposition.
Ilonrdofa Kansas Septuagenarian Hid
den from Ills Relatives.
Toneka, Kan.,' March 18. Six men
have been digging over a ISO-acre fnrni
seven miles east of here for three duys
In the vain .endeavor to find I75.M In
gold said to be burled there. The farm
.was the proierty of Luther Woodford,
a hermit, aged 71. who died In a hos
pital here ten days ago. People who
knew him say he had, when he died,
at least $75,000 In money and bonds, und
that somewhere on his farm the for
tune It burled. 'When pressed, on Ms
deathbed, to reveal the hiding place he
said: "Oh.Vf 1 only hud It all where 1
could set ne to It und burn lr tin. Do
something to relieve me of this terrible
pit In. 1 ask nothing more."
Kvery cornel' of the old stone house
has been searched, every piece of cloth
ing has been examined, every sus
picious place on the farm itns been In
vestigated without avail. In his life
time Mr. Woodford suld he did hot want
his relatives to get his money,. and the
indications are that his hope will be
tvciy Store at drake's Urnnch Is. Pe
st kmc J - l oss SHO.OOO.
Richmond. Va.. March 18. A fire oc
curred at Drake's Hranch on the South
ern railway, sixty miles south of here
last night, destroying every store and
warehouse In the village.
, The postotllce building was burned,
all of the mail, hags, etc. Total loss
about iMt.OOo; insurance, $::n,ift0.
Wisconsin Favors Protection nnd Hl
mctnllism. Milwaukee, Wis.. March' 18. The
Academy of Music was filled to over
flowing at noon today when the Repub
lican state convention was called to
order. After the transaction of the
usual preliminary work the convention
took a recess to enable the committee
on resolutions to prepare the platform.
When the convention reconvened the
committee reported the following plat
form, which was adopted:
The Kefiiihlleans of Wisconsin, In con
vention assembled, renew their devo
tion to the doctrine of protection. We be
lieve in an adjustment of tariff duties for
the two-fold purpose of providing surll
olent revenue to meet the requirements of
the government and to furnish reasonable
and adequate protection to American In
dustries a tariff for revenue and piotee
tiuu. We also renew our allegiance to the doe
trine of reciprocity.
The Itepublicuns of Wisconsin ure un
yielding in their ileiiiund - for holiest
money. We are unalterably opposed to
any scheme Unit will give to this country
a depreciated or delwed currency. We
favor the usjf of silver as currency, hut to
the extent only ud under such restrictions
that, lis parity with gold can he iiiitin
tuined. The convention wns hot for McKin
ley und unanimously aiipoled u eulo
gistic resolution directing Wisconsin's
delegate to use every reasonable effort
to secure the Ohio man's nomination at
St. Louis.
Chicago, March IS. The Illinois sup
porters of Major McKlnlcy have ier
fected their plans to secure the endorse
ment of their candidate by the Republi
can state convention, which meets in
Springtleld April I'll, and thereby nullify
the election of unlnstructed delegates
to the natlotial convention In each con
gressional district. Open war Is de
clared from now on by the Cullum
forces against the McKlnlcy adherents
in Illinois. 1
Muskegon. -'Mich.. March 18. The
Muskegon Kepnbliean county conven
tion today elected delegates to the
state convention and Instructed the
delegation to vote for McKlnlcy.
Joplin, Mo., March 18. In the Repub
lican congressional convention for the
fifteenth district, which met here; to
day the delegates to the national con
vention was Instructed to support Mc
I'nlqnc Reception Attended by Milwaukee
Physical Culture Classes.
Milwaukee. Wis., March 18. A unique
reception wus given this ufternoon by
Mrs. William I'lanklnton at her resi
dence in Grand avenue. It was styled
a "bloomer tea" and there were nearly
100 ladies present, ull in knickerbockers,
and bloomers.
The tipper Hour of the Planklnton resi
dence hus been lifted up as a gymna
sium and has been used all winter as a
school for physical culture, many of the
leading society women of the city hav
ing taken u course there during the last
few months. The reception today was
In the nature of graduating exercises
for the classes. There was a cake
walk for an enormous cake from the
Plunklnton house, which was won by
Mrs. L. S. Hodges; a high-kicking con
test,' which was won by a minister's
daughter, and u general athletic. con
test, a boxing bout being the only
thing omitted.
Kluborale refreshments were served
anil the "new women" did everything
mannish executing to smoke. There
was not n woman In skirts admitted.
Officers at Opcloiisiis Successfully Resist
on Invasion. Lu.. Mart-It 18. The long
exnecleil clash luiwccn citizens and
regulators occurred Satunlny. when the'
regulators returned Ironi Hie Platte,
where they had uiinu ivif ully beaten
Mark l-nztu'o. a prominent citizen of
thnt town. The mayor of this city,
lenrning these facts anil having been
informed that these people intended to
Invade Opelousns and browbeat the cit
izens, appointed live special ollliers to
preserve the pence.
About !t p. m. three of the nflicevs en
countered a party of regulators consist
ing of the Roy brothers und an un
known man. The latter opened fire on
the ofllceis nnd u general fusillade fol
lowed. When the smoke cleared away
It was found that the three- Roys had
been wounded, one of them dangerous-;
ly. while the unknown regulator and
the officers escaped unhurt.
Prices of llltumlnoiis Coal Are Advanced
hv ilio Association.
Philadelphia, March 18. The bitu
minous coal operators of the Clearfield
region met today at the office of the
Berwlnd-Whlte company, and effected
a district organization.
The executive committee of the Bi
tuminous Coal association has fixed
upon the prices for the coming year
anil which will be put in effect April 1.
The new prices are $2.3"i per ton for
Cumberland. Pocohontas and New
River coul. free on board, at Philadel
phia. Baltimore, Newport News and
Norfolk, with a difference of 1.1 cents
a ton In favor of Clearfield and Beech
Creek coal.
Saul Hsvis Sella KllloJ and Hli
I'litullv Injured.
Allentown, Pu.. March IS. Saul Davis
Selig, a Russian Jew peddler, aged forty
years, drove under the lower gates of
the Ridge avenue crossing of the Allen
town terminal railroad this morning
anil was struck by a Jersey Central
pussetigcr trnln. He and his horse were
His son. Ruben, uged ten years, had
his skull crushed nnd will die. An
other son. Morris, aged 8 years, was cut
ubout the head anil will recover.-
Paulson Indorsed.
Wllkes-llnne. Pa.. March 18.-The Dem
ocrats oflhe Sixth legislative district ll.n
nertie countyl huvo elected P. V. Caft'rcy
und 8. W. Trimmer delegates to the state
convention PuttlsoO was endorsed for
Kill I'rotmtily Keep the Office of
State Chairman. '
Serunton's lieutenants Are I'utling I n a
Red Hot light That May roster
Much llitterncss The (llred
Leader Wants Pease.
Philadelphia. March 18. The Republi
can state chairmanslilo tight took on
a new phase today. It is said that
Senator Juuy has become worried over
the bitterness of the tight that Is de
veloping for the orilce between some of
his closest nnd ablest lieutenants and,
sooner than see such bad feeling en
gendered among his followers, he will
retain the position himself for the time
being. His course In this matter may
be largely shaped by events within the
next few weeks but if he should de
cide that the fight was getting too hot,
he will retain the position until the St.
Ijoula convention shapes his course.
The general opinion among well In
formed politicians here today Is favor
able to the belief that neither Andrews
nor Leach will be favored by Quay for
the chairmanship, but that a compro
mise will be effected In' the person of
Deputy Attorney General John P. Kl
kin, of Indiana county.
Huston. Pa., March 18. H. L. Magee,
one of the Reottbllcan candidates for
national delegates, today addressed a
letter to General Frank Reeder, his
chief opponent, offering to go to Wash
ington and let Senator Quay decide
whom he prefers. Mr. Magee agrees to
withdraw from the tight if Senator
Quay shall decide against him. provided
General Iteeder will do the same if the
senator decides against him.
Thirty Thousand Pounds of Powder f.x
plodo at l.aflin Works with Terrible
I ffect-l Ut of the Head-
Kingston, N. Y., March 18. The
lln and Rand Powder works, at Rll'ton,
exploded shortly after 11 o'clock today.
The upper glazer first exploded, setting
off the dry house, and wrecking the
Corning inlil, engine house and lower
fiuzor. Five men were killed and a
inau unknown hurt. The cause of the
explosion will never he known. The
v;orks were destroyed in a similar man
ner In January. 18M, and were after
ward rebuilt. They extended for half a
: ".lie along the Wallklll creek. The loss
v.ill exceed $J".00(). The works are sev-
;i miles from Kingston. - The shock
rawever, was felt strongly In this city
:. Hi caused a small panic in several fau-
ries where female help Is employed.
The complete list of the dead Is: Kllas
VMerson, aged 38, leaves a wife; John
,1 mes, HO years, leaves a wife and two
Cilldren; F.mery Dcker.48 years, leaves
.ife and live children; Naamun Decker,
?'. unmarried; Solomon Smalley, aged
'. leaves wife and two children. Aside
from these fatalities there was no one
injured. Thirty thousand pounds of
powder in all exploded, 15,000 pounds at
each explosion.
I'nique Sunday Theft Perpetrated by a
Hibulous New Yorker.
New York. March 18. New York has
had of late some daring burglaries.
Whole houses, or parts of them, have
been carried away, without leaving a
clew. It remained, however, for John
Meehan, of Stanton street, to cap the
climax for originality. He Is alleged
to have last night stolen an undertak
ing wagon containing an empty casket
prepared for burial. Meehan managed
yesterday to become somewVJiat Intoxi
cated. He walked along Cherry Btreet
at 5 o'clock, and In front of No. 1.10
saw the undertaking wagon of C. J.
The driver was unntairs waiting for
the undertaker to arrive. Just then a
friend, who could see Meehun and go
him several times better in the way
of encouraging Sunday excise viola
tions, happened along, and the two men
got on the wagon and rode away, Mee
han driving. They drove to Water
street, where they ran Into the curb
and a lamppost and almost upset the
wagon, half spilling the casket out.
Then they abandoned the rig. Several
hours later Meehun was arrested. He
declares he wasn't drunk, but took the
hearse and coflin, believing he might
thus make a world's record.
Captured on a Hoof with Ills Coat Turned
Inside Out.
Washington. March 18. In the crim
inal court of the District of Columbia
today the trial was commenced of Ben
jamin II. MilllUen, a young man who,
at the time of his arrest, held the posi
tion of private secretary to a promin
ent I'nlted States senator, and who is
charged with house breaking.
On the night of July 4 last he was
discovered In the house of Judge Sam
uel F. Phllllns. of North Carolina, for
merly solicitor general of the I'tilted
States, where, according to the charge,
he hud gone with unlawful intent to
ward Judge Phillips' daughter, to whom
he had been at one time engaged, but
the engagement had been broken off.
He was captured on .the roof with his
coat turned inside out and his shoes
tied around his neck. Milllken's de
fence at the time was that he was
under the Influence of liquor, and was
not responsible for 'his actions. The
case has excited a good deal of inter
est, and will probably last several days.
Have Abandoned Hope of rinding Alary
Sullivan's .Murderer.
Paterson, March 18. The Coroner's
Iniiuest on the murder of Miss Mary
Sullivan, the Paterson music teacher,
will be continued by Coroner Uoodrldgt
this evening in Jhe Opera house. Pros
ecutor Gouiiey says he has an Import
ant witness, who will testify to being
close at hand when the murder was
committed, but the general impression
Is thnt the Jury will find a verdict of
death by unknown parties. The police
have given up all hope of catching the
murderer. From the first they did not
have the slightest dew.
A number of witnesses have been
summoned to testify, but it Is not
thought that anything new will he
brought out at tlje Inquest. f
llnck chappcll Declare tils Innocence on
the Scaffold.
Brenhaui, Tex., March 18. Clem
Sttauther who murdered Louis Peters
last November, and Buck Campbell,
who murdered Mrs. Dora Kmshoff Dec.
IN, 1SS5, were both hanged nt Belleville
today. Both men died of strangula
tion. '
Strauthers confessed his crime, but
Clinppell declared his innocence to the
:ut. - . ,
Weather Indications Today:
Rain ; Easterly Winds.
1 Senator Quay Worried.
Cubans Rout the Spanish Troops.
France Growing Suspicious.
Philadelphia .Minister Angry.
Five .Men Sleet Death.
2 From the National Capital.
General Market ami Stock Reports.
3 New Source of City Revenue.
- Second District Democratic Convention,
railed States Court.
Four Important Decisions.
4 Kditorial Comment.
u Mimieivor Suicide, Which?
Temperance Hull at Minuuka Burned.
Tax Levy Ordinance.
0 A Secret of the Heart (Concluded).
News of the Railroads.
7 Happenings in Our Busy Suburbs.
8 News tTp and Down the Valley.
The Philadelphia Clergyman Scores Ills
Tomer Associates in the .Methodist
l-piaaopal Conference.
Philadelphia. March 18. Rev. J. P.
Duffy, who was not allowed to address
the Philadelphia Methodist Kpiscopal
conference yesterday In relation to his
conversion to the llnptist church, has
written the following letter for publica
tion: March 17. ISSil.
I was at the Philadelphia conference
of the Methodist Kpiscopal church this
morning, and asked to he heard in my
own defence. This right wus refused me.
I am, therefore, compelled to reach th-j
public through the agency of the press.
On .Monday morning Itev. William M.
Swindells made an unwarranted ami Im
pudent attack upon me because I voted for
delegates to the general conference on
Friday lust, knowing That I was to with
draw from 'the ministry and membership
or the ..Methodist KiHsenpal church, lie
also referred to the Haptist denomination,
to which I have been received, as an
Adiillain's cave Into which people not en
titled to much respect umong Methodists
retire. In answer to these statements I
would suy I was present on Wednesday:
answered to my name at roll call, an l
knowing that I would he busy elsewhere,
made a statement to that effort, and of
fered to leave my vote with the secre.
tary of the conference. This was refused
me. I made a special exertion to be pres
ent Friday und voted. Dr. Swindells was
present on Wednesday, heard my state
ment, anil It was known generally that I
intended t withdraw from the denomi
nation. To say that I did not know of
this, when it had been a subject of com
mon report for nearly a year tniile Bish
op Hurst, who had just come among us,
stated that he had heard the rumor)
shows a degree of ohtuseneiis oil the part
of Dr. Swindells that is remiirkahle.nnd
demonstrates that as an editor he had
II very poor nose for news, 1 voted on
Friday because 1 had a right to vote. I
1 1 ' t not vote for Dr. Swindells because I
am not In favor of combines, municipal,
state or national, and especially ecclesias
tical. Tlie result of the balloting showed
Tn.v judgment to be correct, and shows a
state of affairs concerning political ma
nipulation thut better accords with meth
ods in pulUical life than among a body
of ministers. Th reference to Adullam's
cave as a type of the Uaptist denomina
tion was rather unfortunate I Samuel,
xill, 1, i, tells who came to David. If that
is a type of the class that goes out from
Methodists, for some of their number
to be reduced to such a state, and since
sixteen or eighteen huva gone out from
Philadelphia .Methodism within a few
years, it would Indicate that harsh treat
ment was the rule rather than the "X.
ceptlon. The reference to Adullam's cave
was a gratuitous Insult to a sister de
nomination honored and loved for the
good It has done and is doing. Methodism
Is to he commiserated for having one
either as editor, minister or member of
such narrow prejudiced views as those en
tertained by Dr. Swindells, whose spp'lt
of eccellastlcal bossism is such (as has
been said of him before) It needs only a
red hut to make him a cardinal.
1 am glad of this opportunity to ptihll'dy
resent the attack of one whose chief ob
ject and Inspiration is place seeking, and
self glorillcatlon, and one who is widely
known as one who ever alms to strike
down those who refuse to train under his
banner. Respectfully submitted.
(Signed) J. P. Duffy.
Herman keck, a Diamond .Merchant of
Cincinnati, Is in the Toils.
Philadelphia, March 18. Herman
Keck, a member of the firm of Condor
man, Htinrlck, Keck and company, dia
mond brokers of Cincinnati, was ar
raigned before United States Commis
sioner Bell this afternoon on the charge
of being Implicated In smuggling dia
monds Into this country. Keck was ar
rested In New York on Saturday by
Special Customs Agent Cutmnlngs. Ills
arrest grew out of the arrest of Captain
Loeswltz. of the American line steam
ship Rhynlund. at this port, some weeks
ago. Special Agent Gallen, of this city,
found MO small diamonds, valued at
about $10,000, in the captain's state
room. The Jewels were not on the ships
Captain Loeswltz, who Is held In bail
for court on the same charge, wus
called as a witness. He said:
"I met Keck In Antwerp on January
27. A friend, who is a Jeweler, Intro
duced us. Jly friend gave me a package
before we parted, saying this belongs
to Keck; will you 'take it to America,
for him? I looked at the package and
saw that it contained no address. Then
Keck handed me a piece of paper with
Von Relth, Cincinnati, written upon it.
My friend and Keck assured me that the.
package did not contain any dutiable
art Ides."
The captain Introduced an affidavit
signed by his friend In Antwerp, which
substantiated his testimony.
After the case had been argued at
length Mr. Keck was held in $3,(H)0
bail for court.
Philadelphia M. I:. Conference Will
Admit Them as Lay Delegates.
Philadelphia, March 18. By a vote of
117 to 8 the Philadelphia Methoitist
Kpiscopal conference today decldi-tl In
favor of the proposed constitutional
amendment admitting women uA lay
delegates to the general conference
An ineffectual attempt was 111 111 1 e in
the closing; hours to get a vote o the
question of equal representation fif lay
and clerical delegates in the gi-neral
conference. The conference adjourned
sine die after announcement of appoint
Attempted Suicide of William Knowles
May Only Make, Hint llllnd.
Mitchell. R. D.. March 18. Notwith
standing the fact that William Knowles,
In attempting stilcKle here Saturday,
shot a largo hole entirely through his
head, the bull entering the right temple
and coming out Just In front of the left
ear, he is j-ei overing fast, and the doc
tors hnve. every reason to believe that
he will live.
He was Ventlered blind, however, the
optic nerves htivlng been severed.
Klltd by tho Cars.
Pnttsville. P.X, March 18. H. F. F.isen
huth. a well-knfwn citizen of orwlgsbiirg.
wus stru -k bv4u train nt Itausche's sta
tion this mornliiXon the Little Schuylkill
hranch i?f the phludelphln and Regdlni;
railroad' and InstiJKIy killed. He was J
rears of ace and M ' idower.
England's Expeditions to the Sudan
Regarded vith Alarm.
It Is Approved by French Newspapers
Generally 'I he Attitude of Kussia,
Austria and Germany on the
African Vuestion.
Paris, March 18. The government
and people of France are beginning to
realize that the recent conferences tit
liciiin between the Austrian minister
for foreign affairs, Count Goluchowski;
the Italian nmbnssudor at Berlin,
Count Imza til llusca, and the German
Imperial chancellor. Prince Hohenlohe,
and with Great ISiitaln a party to the
conclusions, had considerable signific
ance. The re-arrangement of the Drle
bund with Greut Britain ns an active
partner in the arrangement was. It Is
believed, but the first step in an at
tempt to make alterations in the map
of Africa. The Interview between M.
Berthelot. French minister of foreign
affairs, nnd the Marquis of D11 fieri 11,
the British ambassador here yesterday,
when the former asked the latter the
reasons for Great Britain's expedition
to Dongola and called attention to the
gravity of such a step.' was an evi
dence of the government's serious view
of the case, und the need of explana
tions on the part of Great Britain. The
Toulon correspondent of the Figaro
tills morning Buys that matters have al
ready reached such a stage that orders
are expected there at any moment for
the French Levant squadron to proceed
to F.gyptlan waters.
There is a marked change todny In
the attitude of the French government
and the press of France towards Great
Brituln's Egyptl.-rh plans. The military
operations contemplated are very ob
jectionable to France and to Russia
also. Great Britain and the powers
composing the Drelbund are well aware
of the perpetual objection of France to
anything which tends to prolong the
British occupation of fcgypt, and It Is
stated here on high authority that both
Fiance anil Russia distinctly refused
their assent to the proportion Hint the
Egyptian debt commissioners advance
a sum of money with which to defray
the tost of the cumpnlgn. Therefore,
ns France and Russia are among the
guaranteeing powers responsible to the
Kgyptlan bondholders, It is understood
here that the money for the campaign
up tho Nile will have to be found else
Attention is drawn to the fact that
the British government's statements
regarding the cost of the campaign be
ing borne by the KgypiWtn budget were
met by a question as to what the gov
ernment would do if the guaranteeing
powers refused to agree to this and
that no definite reply was forthcoming.
This Is thought here to tend to prove
that the campaign Is not an Egyptian
undertaking In any sense of the word,
but a deliberate pushing onward Into
Africa of Brltish-Kgyptian forces
which, after the first reverse, will be
reinforced by a strong force of British
troops from India and Great Britain,
with the result that the Soudan will be
annexed to Egypt and the occupation of
the latter country by Great Britain will
be continued Indefinitely.
The newspapers here, generally
speaking, approve of M. Bcrthclot's
communicating to the British ambas
sador the dangers which might arise
from th advance of Riitlsh-Kgyptian
troops up the Nile. The ambassador Is
rt-ported to have confined himself to re
marking that the representations of the
French government would be commu
nicated to the llritlsh foreign olllce.
The newspapers advise M. Berthelot to
persist In the energetic stand he has
taken, even If he did not follow preced
ent In transmitting his objections
through the French ambassy In London.
Advices received here from Rome to
day say that French and Russian
agents are actively Intriguing there In
efforts to detach Italy from the Drel
bund. It is asserted that these agents
have spent a great deal of money In or
der to assist In bringing about the over
throw of Signor Crispl as premier, who
was known to be a staunch adherent
of the Drelbund. and to help the acces
sion to power of the Marquis ill Rudlnl.
who -is reported to be lukewram In re
gard to the alliance. These agents are
now said to be doing everything possi
ble to Influence the new Italian cabinet
to effect a change In Its foreign policy
which would detuch Italy from her al
lies. But even the most sanguine polit
icians of the French capital doubt thnt
nnything will be accomplished In this
direction, especially after the honor be
stowed upon King Mcnelck by the czar
and the clear evidence In the possession
of the Italian government thnt French
and Russiun agents have for a long
time past been actively and continually
assisting the Abyssininns.,
If ItalV were to determine to detach
herself from the Dreibtind she would
have to give notice before May 6
the present year; otherwise the "Bond
of the Three Powers" continues for
nnntber six years.
Another despatch from Rome says
that It is reported there that Emperor
Wlllluin desires a modification of the
Dreibtind which would enable Germnny
to come to an understanding with Rus
sia in regard to the Balkans. But. as
the Balkun question wns one of the
most Important factors in bringing
nbout the formation of the Drelbund.
the Rome despatch does not attract
much attention here. Germany would
most likely l.e supported by Austria
nnd Italy, and sympathized with by
Great Britain, in any action she might
think herself compelled to take In tjie
settlement of the Balkan question.
His Sister Has n letter from Hirti Dated
in Knglnnd.
Grand Rapids, la.. March IS. Mrs.
iMiira Martin, of this city, sister of
John Wuller. when seen In regard to
the story from Paris that the former
consul at Tanialave has not yet been
released from prison, said she had a
letter from her brother under date of
dated Limhurst Place, Infield
Crawley. Sussex, Knslnnd.
In It Waller said he had some busi
ness to attend to In Rostand that would
take him a mouth, when he would sail
for New York. He stated he was re
leased from prison on Feb. 2u. Mrs.
Martin is certain the letter was genuine.
I'utahit Tibbs. a t illered Outlaw, Shot
by a Posse of I niontn officers.
Vnlontown. Pa.. March IX. "Fntablt"
Tibbs. the colored desiierado and out
law, who operated In this vicinity, was
shot and fatally. wounded by a posse of
officers last night, on one of the prin
cipal thoroughfares In town. Twenty
two shots were llred. None of the of
ficers were injured.
There Is a general feeling of relief
that Tib!)' career Is near an end.
Sale, "
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Indianapolis Mother Sees Her Hoy Burned
to Death in a Burn.
Indianapolis, March 18. The 4-year-old
son of Henry Hliter. of North Capi
tol avenue, set fire to the hay whlla
playing in his father's barn. Ills moth
er ran to the rescue, but the door proved
to be locked. The fire department wns
summoned, and one company respond
ed, but before enough hose had been
secured the reel locked and the firemen
and neighbors were compelled to stand
hopelssly by while the child burned to
it is believed thnt a stream of water
could have saved the lad.