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THE ONLY REPUOLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
TWELVE PAGES 84 COLUMNS.
8CKANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1896.
TWO CENTS A COPY,
n (1: a.
Kvery yanl of these Silks Is new nnd
represents Hie very cream of present sea
son's styles. The makes ure t he best I hut
know of, uml in iulut of value we
have never seen their equal. lo not cou
foiina this HHKflAI. (.IH'KKKINll with
one of our periodic clem In sales, which
have become so popular, for It In no way
partake of that nature. As Is wll
known, we have u tlrm grip on the nil);
niurket at nil seasons, and If there's a
bargain looking for a buyer we'll get our
share of It. That's how we came by these
remarkable values now.
Habutal Fancy Wash Silks In an
immense variety of color eomblua-
Special Price, 19c
HnrnU Silks-, In Tun, three llrnwns,
net, Cardinal, 8aiiphlre,. old Uose,
ilrunge, Mais, Hose, Lavender,
Cream, While ami lila.'k.
Special Price, 25c
t'-lneh I .a Valllere Cheeks In
chaste, I. right spring colorings,
aitlialjle tor waists, etc. A quality
fully worth &uc
Special Price, 28c
SO-lnch Pongee Silks In the follow
ing attractive colorings: Mais, i IU
!ose, Cardinal, Knse, Light Blue,
Nile, Marine. Navy, fleam, While,
He Full value for Jic
Special Price, 49c
SJ and 21-Inch Fancy Stripe Taffe
tas, 111 some of 111 loveliest light
and medium color combinations you
can possibly Imagine. No belter
was ever sold for l,
Special Price, 79c
22-inch Kuney Tuffela Silks. In Jut
as many new and striking color
combinations. This Is a splendid
lot of )1 Silks.
Special Price, S5c
All Silk Black Pongee, DO Inches
vide, extra strong: and weighty for
dresses, wuljts, etc, flood value at
Special Price, 49c
All Silk Satin finish Brocades, In
pretty, neat styles, and a quality
Special Price, 55c
22-Inch Black Oro-druln Silks, with
pretty Urocude patterns. In new
designs. We call them good value
Special Price, 75c
Prices- .-Begin". Way,
Tuesday, and Contlnne
BAY STATE HEARD FK1
' r 1
The Massachusetts Republicans De
clare Against Silver.
THEY I AYUK KEEt) AND GOLD
la th I inandlul Hank the National Ills
of ilia Ia Are Attributed tarn le
klre fur U hit Matal Which
Should lie Cheeked.
Ilostoii, March 27. The ljeptildlfiill
Mate ciii'vcntlon was held here today.
The following delegates-at-large to the
nntlonul convention, were chosen: Henry
Cabot l,mle, of Nulla nt; W. Murray
Crane, of Jialton; Hon. K. 8. Diaper, of
Hope-dale, and Curtis Culld, Jr., of Hus
ton. Alternates: H. H. lioutwell, of
ltelmont; I,. C. Southard, of Kaston; K.
K Hawkins, of Springfield, and 8. K.
Courtney, of Huston.
The financial plank of the platform Is
We repaid the silver agitation as hurt
ful to bunnies and destructive, of confi
dence, on-J, us has recently been shown,
hostile to h i tain legislation designed to
give pi&ter .lun to our Industries and rev
enue to our treasury.
We are entirely cvoscd to the free and
unlimited coinage if silver, and to any
dm. He In tile esi'iUl g gold standard, ex
cept by International agreement. Kach
dollur inlkst be kept as good as every dol
lui. 'I'he credit of tile l'n tied Sta tes iiium
be maintained at the hlg'hest point, o
tbat It cannot be questioned anywhere,
either ut home or ubroad. Kvery promise
must be ilgldly kept, and every obligation
re.Jreni.iMe In coin niiivl be paid In gold.
We are opposed to the unsound and dan
gerous system of state bunks; we support
liie national banking cystcm und believe
that it plmiild be so amended us to kIvo
It room for expansion und opportunity to
meet the iUViijiuIs of the growing business
und popu.a'tlon of the country.
The t esnl ul Ions express sympathy
with Culm und declare the belief that
I lie- I'nited States should use Its Influ
ence und Rood oftlces In the Interest!!
of liu rnu 11 it to hiliitf to nn end the use
less and bloody war now desolating
Culm, und to give to the people of that
I Island peuce and self government.
.iiussninuHoiis jiepiioncans nave
never undertaken to pledge or Mud
their delegates to a nutlonal conven
tion. W e do not Intend to Ao so now.
Hut we think it Is fitting to declare
our decided preference among the can
didates for the Republican nomination
to the presidency. We present to the
national convention for numlnation as
I president, and we urge all our delegates
; to give their earnest, united and active
Hiipport to a fearless leader, tried In
. many hard conflicts, a man of national
i reputation, of unblemished character.
unswerving Republicanism, und the
greatest abilities, the Hon. Thomas U.
Keird, of Maine,
MANI.EY'.S VRK DICTIONS.
Washington. Mrch 27.-J. II. Man ley
sent to W. Murray Crane the follow
ing telegram today:
Wellington, U. (, March 27. 18SW.
lion. W. Murray dune, ((.-.publican Slate
Con vent Hon, Uoston: .Mass,
In iLiWerjo ypur liupi' rythis is ..the
Tt i trftcHi tlT eTSTrWsSiP 'l-tid of -f!' is"
week. At th close of your convention ;o
iluy there will have been ; delegates
eleciwl. tlovernor McKinlev will have ;J
delegates, provlited you UKKlgn to him tho
et.llre delrgu.tion from Wlwonsin. In
diana ami Mlnnevta. Mot there should
be taken from this number twelve dele
gates from these stales, who have de
clared sin.-e their election in fuvor of Mr.
Item), and as they were' not Instructed,
they should be tukeli front the McKlnley
coIiniiii and plumed In Mr. Iteed's. This
gives liovern.ir .Mi-KliHey l.'iO delegates,
Mr. Heed. 72; Inventor Morton, 'it; Hen
ulor Allison, 'M; Senu.or Quay, 2i; Sena
tor Cullom, 10; Contested, 'M.
You will see thai: this gives Mr. McKln
ley Kill delegates against 210 anti-McKin-ley
delegates. The situation is precise
ly as it wus twenty years ago. You will
romeiirber that three months before the
convention met at Cincinnati we Wero
coull. lent of Mr. Hlalne's nomination. He
stood then as tho aporle of protection,
but he had opposed to his nomination Sen
ator I 'onkllng, of New York; Senator Mor
ton, of Indiana: Secretary llrlstow, of
Kentucky; tlovernor Hayes, of Ohio, an I
Uovernor llarti-unrt, of Pennsylvania. We
felt so sure of Mr. Blaine' nomination
that we regarded it us settled, and yet
he was defeated In the convention und the
Mulue man went down before the Ohio
History will repeat Itself at St. Louis.
Coventor McKlnley is and will be the lead
ing candidate in the convention, but he
will have opposed to him as candidates
Coventor Morion, of New York; Senator
Allison, of Colorado; Senator Cullom, of
Illinois; Senator Quay, of Pennsylvania;
ami .Mr. Heed, of .Maine. Vou will Unit
that the tables will he turned and the Ohio
governor will go down before the man
(Signed) ' ' J. H. Manley.
JI.I TIIRSOVS ItllM IIDAY.
hnunccr lllack Desires Thai the l.vent
Ite observed hv Ooinnerniie Clubs.
Washington. March 27. Chauncoy P.
Hliuk, president of the National As
sociation of Democratic clubs, has is
sued the following address relative to
the celebration of the birthday of Thos.
To IV National Association of Demo
iiiusniu n as .he nemoenvtl! party.when
all its members are In harmonv. sucnurt
lug the principles upon which It was
founded -strict conrlriietlon, equal tu.s,
wHh economy and simplicity of adminis
tration undoubtedly commands the con
fidence of a great majority or the Ameri
can people. 1 especially urge upon the
Democratic orgunlzjtions, afltllutcd with
the national useoiiallon to Improve the
opportunity of general recurrence to those
sacred doctrines, as taught by the found
er, in some common and soltmn ceUhra
lion of the birthday of Thomas Jefferson,
and thus renewing our falUi. demonstrate
that upon all essentials, organized Demo
crats throughout the I'nlon are in sound
Wldle the Democratic societies In va
rious putts of the country r.hall be en
that day, demonstrating their devotion to.
the fundamental principles of our great
purty und honoring tihe Immortal name
of Its faiher. In the manner most agreea
ble to themselves. The president of the
Tutted StatiS, ther cabinet, Democratic.
Kenators and members, uml nrnny distin
guished Democratic, leaders, have been
Invited to aciompatiy the officers und ex
ecutive committee of the national associa
tion of Democratic clubs in uu excursion
to the tomb of the greut apostle of Amer
ican liberty, there to revive and reassert
what all our history proves, that in the
strict observance of tlhe principles of the
Democratic party as defined and Illustrat
ed by Jefferson, lies the only security of
government ut once free and pure.
At Monticello an uddress will be deliv
ered b.v ex-4lovernor William K. Kus-ll,
one of the most eminent Democratic cltl
gens of Massachusetts, to which there will
lie a response by 1'nrted States Senator
John W, Dan'.el, on behalf of the Vir
ginian. The executive committee will welcome
to this excursion und ceremony represen
taitlon from any or all the Democratic
clubs In the T.'nion.
(Signed) - Chauncey F. Black.
Chairman pro tem.('Kxeeullve committee;
MRS. BOOnjPEAKS OUT.
Tells Why She and liar Husband Left the
Pittsburg, March 37. Mrs.- llalllngton
Booth lectured last night at Sewlckley
on "Slum and Shelter Work In Large
Cities", to a large audience. After the j
'"" ' M' I!01''" broke the alknee a !
to the cause of herself and the com
mander breaking away from the old
organisation. She practically admit
ted that they hud become too much
Amerlcanixed to suit the Ideas of the
powers In London. She said the whole
trouble was caused by the fact that
they had outlived the work they In
tended to carry out In America.
Her husband and his father, Bhe said,
differed radically in their Ideas of how
to conduct the army In America, and
Kalllngtoii wrote to international head
quarters at London mating his views,
and announcing that If his Ulcus were
not agreed to he would resign his com
mission. The plan was promptly re
fused, uml peacemakers were sent to
America. This not proving effective,
we were dismissed from the army.
Our new organisation Is In no way
antagonistic to the old. but Is the out
come of apiieals from many friends, ami
our wish to continue our life work, ,
t-'rom Present Appcuranees the .Mnrjur la
Liable to Ho I navcuged -Old Man Lang
don Conducts Basilicas in a red.
Philadelphia. March 27. Beyond the
fact that Annie J. McUruth was burled
this afternoon from the home of her
parents. 20 IS (iuti! street, nothing was
developed in the case which la now the
talk of the whole town. The .coroner
says he knows nothing, his deputy says
the same, and every member of the
coroner's staff greeted each visitor with
the. query: "What do you know that
Is new In th- M. ilruth case?"
Dr. Leffiiiaii ami lie, Multern. of the
coroner's office, culled ut the city hall
this morning, and after a consultation
with Dr. Andrews, hud Luugdoii
brought from his cell and submitted to
another examination from u medical
standpoint. His tongue was carefully
looked at for a purpose that was not ex
plained, but that organ has, aided by
I he lotion yesterday prescribed by Dr.
McDowell, resumed almost ita normal
condition. Lungdon consulted with his
physician, Dr. McDowell, ufter the ex
amination, and expressed himself as
being much better than he was yester
day. He has hud a desk placed In his
cell, and Is supplied with stationery,
so that he can conduct his business even
behind the bars. His correspondence Is
under the espionage of the police, who
seem to fear that he may communicate
with some one who is interested In his
Dr. McDowell stated that he would
confer with Lungdon'a attorneys and
that he had a theory which he thought
was a key to the whole mystery. He
declined to make known this theory
until after he had seen Lawyer Arthur
Detective Cirier Is expected buck from
North Carolina tomorrow. He Is now
Winking In that section on a possible
clue in the shupe of a letter which wus
addressed to Langdon by a young wo
man in that state, who wrote In en
deurlng terms to the accused man.
. The regulur monthly meeting of the
Altoona and Plillllpsburg connecting
railroad, of which Langdon Is presi
dent, was held today. Three of the di
rectors, Messrs. Dickey, Kolund and
Davis, resigned, and their places were
lllled by the election of Kd. C. Lee,
Henry Levis and Kenton Warne. The
licwly elected illrectois are also direc
tors of the I'nited Collieries company
and their election Is tiiuile to strengthen
the company in view or Laugdon's dim
It was learned on good authority to
day that there Is a strong probability
that the chemical analysis now being
made by an expert chemist of Annie
McCrath's blood and internal organs
will not develop that the girl died of
poisoning. So far this analysis has de
veloped nothing In this direction. If
this should be true there seems to be
nothing for the police to do but to re
lease Langdon unconditionally. The
chemist will make his report on the re
sult of his examination on Monday.
TO REfJl'LATK VICK.
New York Law and Order Soolety Advo
cates a New Scheme. .
New York, March 27. The Times to
morrow will publish the following:
The law and order society of the
state of New York has drafted a bill,
for submission to the legislature pro
viding for licenses for houses of ill re
pute, within certain districts In New
The hill provides for license fees rang
ing from $250 to $.100 a yeur, according
to the number of inmates in a house
The keepers of such houses are to be
held responsible for losses of money or
other, valuables. The bill calls these
.houses "District Inns" and it provides
for three law and order commissioners,
at ti salary of 1'i.imh) a yeur. and also
for fees to physicians. Keepers of
houses tnd licensed are liable, under the
bill, to u line of $1.imM) or not more than
six months imprisonment for the first
offense and $2,000 line, or not more thun
two years Imprisonment for the second
The surplus fees Is to go Into a fund
to establish an asylum or reformatory
for the support and aid of those In
mates of such houses us desire to re
form, or who have become Invalids, or
In u circular letter to. members of the
legislature the society declares that the
recent crusade against houses of Ill
repute has resulted In spreading the
evil fought against all over tho city In
tenements and flat districts to the great
Injury of Hie young.
Twelve Thousand Acre f Land to He
Croensbiirg, I'u., March 27. A. B.
Copelund, of Parnassus, bus Just com
pleted the largest lense of a contiguous
tract of coal laud on record In the I'nit
Mr. Copeland represents a syndicate
of capitalists and lias secured 12.000
acres of coal land In Northern West
moreland and Allegheny counties. The
output will be of the retort process and
the minor products of gas, ammonia
and soda ash. etc., will more than equal
the value of the coke. Work will begin
within a few weeks. Two shafts are
now being sunk on the property.
TO UNRAVEL A MYSTEHV.
Chlago Police Kndeavnr to Discover
Identity of a Dead Hod. -
Chicago, March 27. The police began
today the attempt to unravel the mys
tery surrounding the body found In a
box sold at a storage sale of unclaimed
goods here, yesterduy. The body. It has
iM-en learned, was shipped by (I. M.
Morgan from Salt Iake City, Feb. 8.
18R3, and consigned to himself at 16(1
Jefferson street, Chicago.
The box arrived In Chicago Feb. 16,
1SWI, and after lying unclaimed In the
railway freight house for five months,
was taken to the storage warehouse.
Wllmlng'on, N. C, March 27. At a
meeting of te Republican executive com
mittee of the Third Congressional dis
trict, iheld here today, McKlnley wa In
dorsed for president, Kuetell ror gover
nor, and Pritchard for I'nded States sena
tor. .Mlnneatiolls. Minn.. Marc 27-The First
Congressional district today electod dele
gates to flit. Louts. They are Instructed
THE MATABELE UPRISING
Settlers Are Flocking to Towns and
LATEST AI'RICAX TKOIHLE
Melnforecmcnts of Mounted Polls Seat
to Uuluwayo a ad Other Places.
Many Scttlera Reported slain,
A Patrol Kepulsed.
Cape' Town. March 27. Dispatches
received from liiiluwayo, Mutithclcland,
this morning Indicate that an uprising
of the natives has taken place, and the
revolt is likely to spread to other parts
of South Africa. The settlers in Mata
beleland ore flocking Into the towns,
and the latter are being placed in a
state for defense. Volunteers ore en
rolling everywhere, and all necessary
steps taken to meet serious develop
ments. Reinforcements of mounted police
have been sent to Buluwayo, Inserze,
and (iambn, and the Cape Kltles have
received orders to prepare for active
service. Supplies of ammunition for
the Maxim guns are being hurried to
Uuluwayo, and all the horses of the
disturbed territory have been com
manded by Colonel Napier, who Is in
charge of the gjvernmetit forces. Tlie
natives are raiding farms and killing
white settlers in Matapo Hills district,
and It Is reported that more than tlfly
persons have been sluln.
Frederick C. Selous, the explorer who
distinguished himself during the Muta
bele war, has been driven from his farm
and has sought safety at Huluwayo. lie
brought in with him three liidiinas
whom he had arrested as a matter of
precaution, and asked that they be held
prlxotier until ihe cattle from the Sc
ions estate, raided by the natives, are
restored. In the meanwhile he Is en
rolling volunteers and will soon start
for the front at the head of a strong
force. In an Interview, he Is quoted ns
saying that the authorities must act
quickly and effectively, otherwise the
revolt will spread In all directions, and
the government will experience great
difficulty In restoring order.
FOLIC K DEFEATED.
A patrol of mounted police which
wus sent out from Kuluwuyo yesterday
hud a sharp engagement with the nat
ives, and although the official report
says that the troopers "retired In good
order," uuofhclul advices have It that
the patrol lost several men killed, had
a number of men wounded, and beat a
hasty retreat, closely pursued by the
Matabeles. A small detachment of vol
unteers which also pushed forward yes
terday to protect the endangered set
tlers has been compelled to halt, and is
now occupying u fortified position
about twenty-five miles from Hulu
wayo, while awaiting the reinforce
ments under Selous. There are plenty
ut volunteers, but the horses necessary
to mount them, and the arms, ammuni
tion, and supplies necessary to equip
them, are not forthcoming as prompt
ly us desired. The authorities. Indeed,
have been caught isMiK-pareo for- the
outbreak, and the usual detachments
of mounted police have been drawn
upon In order to provide troopers for
Other advices from Huluwayo todav
say that there was great alarm there
on Wednesday and yesterday, caused
by a re'iort. which turned out to be
false, brought Into the town at mid
night, that the natives were within
half a mile of the place. The women
and children were ordered to the court
house, the men were all armed for the
defence of the town, and scouting pur
ties were sent In all directions.
The opinion Is expressed hpre that
the outbreak is one of the outcomes of
the Jameson raid and the defeat In
flicted by the Hoers upon the British.
The news has spread far and wide In
greatly exaggerated forms. und. coupled
with the arming of the Boers of the
Transvaal und of the Orange Free
state and the departure of Boers from
other parts of South Africa Into the
two republics, has excited the natives,
who ure led to believe that the British
are to be driven out of South Africa,
The Transvaal and the Orange Free
state are making common cause
against Great Britain, in which they
are secretly encouraged by German
The Boers are dally becoming more
defiant, and the question of demanding
a large indemnity from CI rout Britain
as a result of the Jameson raid Is open
ly discussed, with confiscation of the
property of the ITItlandets who took
part In the demonstration against the
government of the Transvaal, In case
the indemnity Is refused. The trial of
the members of the n form committee
of Johannesburg has shown that the
I 'It landers had carefully paved the
way for an attempt to overthrow the
government. Arms und ammunition,
lilies and Maxim guns had been smug
gled Into the Transvaal by wholesale
labelled "Machinery" or "Hardware,"
supposed to be intended for use in the
Numbers of riermans are flocking1 In
to the republic, ami It Is currently re
ported that tjermun army officers "or
leave" are supervising the construction
of forts at Pretoria and drilling the
Boer artillery, armed with Krupp guns
recently Imported from (lermutiy.
The re.wt that flreat Britain has
ppt bused Delagou Bay from Portugal
..as been repeatedly been circulated,
here, and as has often been denied:
but in official circles tt is understood
that If an emergency arises. It will be
seen that (Ireat Britain has for some
time occupied a stronger position in
that connection than bus generally
been believed. The British naval force
at Delagoa Bay far outnumbers the
other foreign forces combined.
(treat Brituiii undoubtedly Intends to
muintaiii her protectorate over the
Transvaal, the Boers are determined
to declare their complete independence,
and the war preparations at Pretoria
are the preliminary steps towards this
BURNED TO DEATH.
Womoo Aroused by a Fire Alarm Suffers
an Awful late.
Pittsburg, Pa March 27. Mrs. John
A. Murks, of No. 2. Bird street. Alle
gheny, was burned at the Allegheny
(lenerul hospital last night and died
today. She had been taken there by
her husband lust evening und occupied
a private room. .Mrs. Marks was suf
fering from nervousness.
She nvas awakened by an alarm of
fire from a nearby engine house nnd
sprang out of bed. Her clothing ignit
ed from an open grate tire. She was
3D years of age.
Bate Knocked Oat. .
Buffalo. N. Y iMarcih 27. It took Joe
Dunfee, of Syracuse, Jut onp mlmntes and
a mi If to piovo IA superiority over .luck
Untey, the cidowl ,1-hainipion of Kast llul
falq, before the Rnpite Athletic club lo
iflgiK. The contest was to have been
twenty rounds and the old Buffalo Ath
letic; club house, where It was pulled off
was crowded to 4he doors In anticipation
of a rattling bout. Both men were wed
regarded by tocat porta. Xfcer were
three pre'lminary bout. ,
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today i
Fair: Warmer; Shifting Winds.
1 The Idlest National Political News.
leneral Weyler Kxasperated.
The iMaitabele Uprising.
Woman Burled Alive.
3 'National Congress lo.1nis
Uve industrial and Kuilroad News.
leneral Market und eM. k Keports.
3 (liocali ihdngs In St-raii.lon Society.
Sentence Day In Culled States Court.
Can McKlnley Win?
E (Ixicul) Kuthven Waives a Hearing.
Merolo's Deuth Warrant Signed.
Startling Disclosures Expected.
Change at laike Ariel.
Vnknown Man Killed.
(Local) Forty-firth Session of Wyom
Church and Church Society News.
In the Keulms of Music.
7 (LocnD Happenings in Scranton'S
I CSports) The Wheel and the Law.
(Base Ball. Bicycle and deneral Sport
In the Wonderland or North America.
Tribune's Special Welsh Letter.
10 (Storyl-The Beautiful Maid of Oron
U The World of letters.
The New War Ship Iowa, ie Bo
13 News 1'p and Down the Valley.
DIN'S REVIEW OF TRADE.
A Ylew of the I Inunclsl Situation
Through the Optics of Alleged L
' perls-Prospects for Spring Business.
New York. March 27. U. C. Dunn
and company will suy tomorrow In their
weekly review of trade:
The returns of failures are somewhat
disappointing. Several of magnitude
were mentioned n week ugo, and they
have swelled the aggregate of default
ed liabilities for three weeks of March
to 12.oS:i.tiU against $11,271,121 last year
A heavy fullure In Texus will also swell
the uggregate of returns for the past
week, which Includes 2av In the I'nited
States aguinst 2U4 last year and M'J in
Canada against 42 last year.
No Important change has occurred In
the general condition of "'islness aur
itig the week, and if trudes in some
respects look worse, In others they look
better. Some failures of magnitude
have occurred, ' which have caused
much apprehension und unwillingness
to lend among bankers, and there have
been somewhat less favorable features
In the dry goods market, but In iron
and steal conditions ure slightly and In
boots and shoes considerably more
hopeful. Foreign trade Is a little more
satisfactory, exports from New York
for three weeks showing an increase
over lust year of six per cent., while
Imports have shown nearly the sumo
rate of decrease, In general, the course
of some domestic prices tends to favor
the niurketing of staples abroad.
Wheat lias gained it bout tu point but
corn uml cotton remain unchanged. In
the goods market the latest Indications
do not warrant expectations that the
mills will continue full production
throughout the season. The demand
for women's dress goods Is the best
feature of the woolen markets. The
sales of wool have fallen to less than
half an ordinary week's full consump
tion, amounting lust week to only 2.
!26,7u0 pounds, ut the chief markets.
A striking feature this week hits been
a sale of HuO.OOO pounds of American
wool for shipment to Kngland.
The Iron and stel markets have dis
closed a similar feature, for u little
Aluhama pig has been sold for ex
port by the Sloss company, though few
Imagine that much business of that
sort Is possible. The combination of
Lake ore producers has at last an
nounced Its prices for the coming sea
son: $4 for llrst-cluss bessemer, $3.40
to $.'1.7.1 for Mesabl and $3 for non
bessemer ores, nnd It Is cauculuted
that with coke nt $2 per ton bessemer
pig ran be produced at about $12.25 at
Pittsburg, which is now the current
price there. But the slow mnrketlng
of finished products Is still the main
trouble. There has been u little more
activity this week, and the Carnegie
works have sold 10.000 steel rails to
Japan, thus scoring a noteworthy suc
cess, but In the main the market Is
about as inactive und Insufficient as
It has been.
There has been no trading worth the
name In Vjiilroud stoceks during the
past week,nd scarcely any In the in
dustrials, sit that fluctuations In price
are scarcelyworth noting. The earn
ings of all he railroads have been
rather less prSinlHlng than in previous
months, averaging only 3.4 per cent,
better than htstVear, for tho month of
March thus fur, slid the tonnage from
Chicago, which haVso long been much
In excess of previilits years, has now
fallen short of tlieuovemetit in 189.1.
Something Is expelled in stock ex
change circles from ipipurfant nego
tiations which Mr. Morgan Is endeav
oring to mnke ahrnudt but on the
whole little Is done nt nreAaiit ami little
expected for some time to ome in the
security market V
BANDITS COM K TO (JIIF.F.
Disguised as Negroes They Attimpt a
Hnbbery and Are Captured..
Montgomery, Ala., March 27.--Two
youpg w bite boys of this county, tamed
Lloyd, one 17 yeurs of age. the other
11), hluekened their faces last night and
held up ami robbed the station nget.t
at Kainer, in this county, W. S. High
tower, lllghtower was in the net or
closing .up the nriice, when the young
men stuck the muzzle of u pistol under
his nose. tin demand he delivered
what money he had, and as the rob
bers were leaving with their plunder
he snatched his pistol from the drawer,
und, covering one of them, made him
surrender, locking him up.
The agent set out after the other
boy, flnully capturing him. The boys
say they have been reading dime nov
els. MRS. DAVIDSON NOT CUILTV.
Acquitted of the Charge f Having
Blackmailed Hev. Ir. Brown.
Ron Francisco, March 27. Mrs. Mary
A. Davidson was acquitted after a brief
trial today of the charge of having ex
torted $.ritK) from Hev. C. O. Brown.
The clergyman and the police detec
tive, who lestllled nii.ri.lv In iA. ........
- - - . ' uu nn
of Mrs. Davidson, were the onlv wit
nesses for the prosecution, and the de
fense presented novldence,
I'rnnk Sw coney Head.
Chlpugo, March 27. Frank Sweeney, ex
grand master of the Switchman's M'utual
Henellt nssoclatlon, now the National
Switchmen's union, died ml his homo 10
day, after suffering a Jong time from con
sumption. H'or several months he has
not been able to attend ito business.
Mavroroul Bey's Caso.
Washington, March 27.-Mavrovenl Bey,
the Turkish minister, is still without nr.-..
dal Information so teMi reported recall
Complains That Cubans Will Not
Come Out and right.
STILL ANOTHER PROCLAMATION
lu Lutare Patriots Will Be Treated
aa Ineendarlea and Bandits-News
Keaeb.es Havana of the Sucsesa
of the Bermuda Lxpedltioa.
Madrid, March 27. Count Mortern,
leader of the Cubuu reform party, Is
Havana, March 27. Colonel Molina
reports that he has had a tight with
Clotilde Uarcia and a band of 1.000 in
surgenls at the plantation of Pag. in
Matanzas. The Insurgents left ten
killed and carried off their wounded
A guerrilla band pursuing caused the
Insurgents a numerous1 loss with the
machete. The colonel of the battalion
of Barbestro at (lulra. Molina has had
a fight with the band of Sangully, mini
beiing 300, five of them being killed.
captain-f general Weyler has once
more Issued a proclamation. He pro
claims tlmt In view of the fact that
the Insurgents avoid engagements with
the troops and devote themselves en
tlrely to acts of Incendiarism, he has
resolved to deal with them as Incen
diaries and bandits, applying the rule
set forth In his former proclamation.
Maceo Is now in the western end of
the island, between the west coast and
the military lliu running through
Muriel, Majanu, Cnlanujuy, Wutetino,
Artemisa and Neptuuo, The guurdlan
Khip of this line has been intrusted to
(leneral Arolas, who Is riding along it
with his chief of staff and a column
of troops numbering 25.000 men. This
renders Maceo's position very critical,
and the Spanish authorities once more
express their confidence that they have
the Insurgents In a trap from which
they cannot escape. Maximo Oomes
Is at present near tiulnes, but la going
Two negroes were executed yesterday
In the fortress of Cabana. (leneral
Wenceslac Molina has arrived here.
The news of the landing of the fili
bustering steamer Bermuda, with an
expedition headed by the Insurgent
general, Calixto Garcia, on board, Is
Walter flrnnt Dygert. of Chicago,
who Is believed to have been one of the
leaders of the Insurgents, under an
other name, was recently detained by
u detachment of troops operating in
the country, and as he had no docu
ments upon his pei-son with which to
establish his identity as an American
citizen, he was Imprisoned In the Jail
at (Julnes. Province of Havana. lie
wrote a letter to the I'nited States
consul general. Kamou (i. Williams,
who presented the letter yesterday to
the government here. Instructions were
Immediately Issued to have a complete
report of the case forwarded to the
captain-general, and Mr. Williams Is
now endeavoring to ascertain . If Dy
gert Is to be tiled by civil or military
law. As this dispatch Is sent the Dul
led Stales consul-general has not re
ceived an answer to this Inquiry.
The Insurgents have burned the cane
fields, houses and machinery of the
Central estate of Emllle, near Ottlnes.
Advices received here from Madrid
toduy announced the death of Contle
de la Nortera. president of the Kefonn
Ist party of Cuba. The news Is not yet
published In the "1 Hallo de la Marino,"
the organ of the lteformist party,
r'vidence of a Most Brutal Murder Are
Brought to Light by a .Mao Known a
Mays Landing, N. J.,' March 27.
What seems to.be a brutal murder wan
brought to light this morning. A man
known familiarly as "Splltey Jones,
while going through the woods near
Kstelvllle. two miles from here, found
a. tree felled in his path and beneath
it the earth was disturbed und heaped
in a peculiar manner. His curiosity
becoming excited, he began digging be
neath the mound. After removing a
few Inches he was horrified by bring
ing to light a naked foot. He breath
lessly ion back to this place and In
formed Sheriff Johnson. The latter
visited the spot guided by Jones, and
together they exhumed the body of a
woman, which .was Identified as that
of Mrs. John Keen, who resided In a
small house about 200 feet distant from
The body was dressed In night clothes
nnd was wrapped In two old sacks.
There was a handkerchief tightly
uoutiil about the neck and there, wus
every Indlcntlon that the woman had
been strangled to death. A hasty ex
amination led Sheriff Johnson to the
belief that she had been buried while
The woman's husband has disap
peared, and it was learned that he left
for Philadelphia yesterday with his
Mrs. Itech was last seen nllve last
Sunday. Any motive for. the supposed
crime cannot be surmised. An inquest
will be held tomorrow.
WOMEN ON A DAKOTA JURY.
They Will Return a Verdict In a Divorce
Trial at Brookings.
Brookings, S. 1)., March 27. A case
that will attract attention nil over the
country Is that of Phypps vs. Phypps,
an action for divorce und the custody
of n child, now on trial here.
The case is peculiar because six of
the Jury ure women, by special stipula
tion. The court, Judge Andrews, re
serves to itself the right to find the gen
eral verdict, but has left to the Jury the
natter of muklng special findings.
SOI.ON REPULSES ROBBERS.
Senator Johnson Knocks Them Dow n and
Saves Ills Salary.
Columbus, Ohio, March 27. Senator
J. D. Johnson, of Cellna. wus attacked
by two highwaymen lu the state cupl
tol. He was coming from the state
treasurer's office, where he hud Just
drawn his salary.
Tho senator knocked both of the men
down and. escaped. The robbers got
JAS CHARTERS REFUSED.
Secretary of Ihe Commonwealth Rejects
Pittsburg, Pit- March 27. Secretary
of the Commonwealth Heeder toduy de
cided four of the applications for gas
company churtif s which have long been
In abeyance. hV refused charters to
companies lu eriintnn, Allentown,
Lancaster and Wnllumsport.
On April Mh und 2'dh other gas com
panies will have a heating.
New York, March 27.-Arrlved: Cnlifor
nlti from Mediterranean ports. Bulled:
Taormina from Hamburg. Balled for New
York: Prussia, Horn Hamburg, Mari'h 25;
Furnessla from fllusguw, March 2l, .Sight
ed: Etinirlrt from New York for Liver
pool, passed Browhead; Kensington, f row
New Kork for Antwerp, paused Scllly.
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DISl'I.NSLD KII.I.INfi WHISKY.
Coroner's Jury Holds two Men He-
sponslhla for a Sndden Iwath.
Lincoln. 111.. March 27. The coron
er's jury Mils nfteruoon held William
J. I'ettltt and John Miller responsible
for the giving of whisky to William
llouglund Saturday, March 21. at a pri
mary in West Lincoln which caused
Hoagland's death Sunday.
At the same place where free whisky
was dispensed two other young men
were mude crazy and two boys reduced
to such a state of drunkenness that for,
several hours their conditions were
a' -miug. Hoa gland leaves a wife u4