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JSCltANTON, PA., TUESDAY MOKN1NG, NOVEMIiEU 17, IhiMi.
TWO CENTS A COPY
Yes, the figures are badly cut and
broken thimiKhout our Hress Hoods
stock, hut t!'Kt fact tines lint in
terfere with titiiili t U- it styles, awl
when we say t but you cannot tlnd
anything on the market newer, bet
ter or more desirable fur present
reason's wear than we nfer In t ho
lots detailed below. We imply
mate a fact tm whieli we defy run
trudii'tiiin. HIE REACTIONS
stated below are fully uuaranteed
by us. and If such tempting induce
ments so eailv in the season tail
to accomplish the clearance wo hope
for, then we have misjudged the
temper of the Scrantnn Urejs buy
here, but there are many more bar
gains in this threat department
equally tempting. Accept these,
therefore, as merely a HiiifRestlon
of the whole, and you'll understand
better what we ure driving at.
25 pieces 4tl-lnch tine. French Series
in the most effective shadings of
the season. This cloth has sold
right aloii at 40c.
Sale Price, 2Pc
20 pieces 3S-inch Mixed Suitings.
Orrldescent effects In a new chev
ron weave. Color combinations In
clude Sapphire ami Itlack. Myrtle
und Itlack. (Hive and Itlack. Myrtle
and I'luni, I Mown ami Navy, i!ar
net and IJrown. Jtroun and Navy,
Hlack and ltrown, etc. These were
a leading value at 4m:
Sale Price, 35c
Hiuh Class Imported
Suitings, SS inches wide,
l!i pieces Extra Select Persian Nov
elties in Silk und Wool, -111 inches
, wide, and guaranteed value for 7fc.
The irroiind work is laid in Hrown,
Cardinal, tireen. Navy or (Jarnet,
with exquisite color harmonies
Sale Price, 50c
10 pieces Heal Imported .All-Word.
Severd Siiitinus. full winter weight
und exceptionally attractive effects.
Hcen marked 7.r all season.
Sale Price, 50c
20 pieces Scotch Novelty Suitings
In random snow Hake effects in
warm, soft color symphonies. Not
over-heavy. Sold freely at 75u. last
Sale Price, 62 !-2c
IS pieces Ttlch Persian Novelties In
Pure Silk and Finest Wool, 4" inches
wide. The grounds are woven in
two tones, and the contrasting col
or effects are triumphs of artistic
sewings. Not hitherto sold under $1.
Sale Price, 75c
15 pieces M-lnch French Storm
Serge. Medium twill and unusual
ly pretty tinish. Two shades of
Navy and Ulack. A grand value
Sale Price, 62 3 -2c
30 pieces Lovely Serge Plaids for
children's wear or waists. Bright
or subdued colorings. Usually 45c.
Sale Price, 33c
20 pieces High Novelty Plaids. Silk
Stripes with Black Crochet Work
, thrown over bright woven tints.
Best previous price, 75c.
Sale Price, 50c
Is now In full blast.
Shipwrecked Seaman Have a Narrow
Escape From D;ath.
TAKEN FOR AMERICAN FILIBUSTERS
The Fnclishmcii Have Dillicully in
Convincing the Sinnili Soldiers of
incut Accorded Henry W. Mcliney.
Humors .of Fighting ut I'inar Pel
New York. No. HI, Among the pas
sengers who arrived today per Ward
line steamer Yueatan, from Havana,
were thirteen shipwrecked seamen.
They were Captain Nelson and twelve
of tile crew of the British steamer
Colla, which ran ashore on Colorado
reef at 2 o'clock on the morning of
Nov. 4. Later the steamer got off Into
deep water and Captain Nelson at
tempted to run her across the struit to
Key West, but the water rtaineiK so
rapidly that at live a. m., they aban
doned the steamer, which shortly af
terwards sank in deep water. At 7 a.
in., the shipwrecked seamen landed on
the Cuban coast about sixty miles west
of Havana, where they fell into the
hands of Spanish soldiers. The Span
lards, believing them to be (ministers
from the American coast, treated the
prisoners harshly, threatening to shoot
all hands. Finally they were taken to
Havana, where they were taken in
charge by the British consul who sent
them to New York.
PKLORKY'S STATKM KNT.
Henry V. Pelorey, one of the ship
wrecked crew, In speaking of their ex
pi lichee in Cuba, said:
We landed about sixty miles west of
Havana mid were taken in charge !.v a
troop el soldiers. Who escorted IIS tn a
sugar estate. Here they used us very
kindly, but they hud strun:,' suspicion
that we were American filibusters. Later
in tlie day unother troop of soldiers look
us to Alaiinl. where they insisted that I
could speak Spanish. I was taken to
the headquarters and questioned by a ttiir
Spaniard, who asked if we were English
or American. I answered, "Kiiglish."
"No, American." said he, striking me in
the neck and over the head with a loaded
in ne, stunning me. The blood ran down
my faee unci back and I fell unite weak,
mid as three soldiers pointed their gun.-i
at me 1 expected to lie shot. r'nlllUK. to
learn that there were Americans anient;
our crew I was dismissed We were coni
pclhd lo sleep on the bare stone lloor with
soldiers on guard. We were then sent to
Havana, where we were eared for by I he
British consul. If we had been Americans
we "o'.dd never have lived to tell the.
The Colin was a smtill vessel of IC2
tons, built at Aur, Scotland, in ISM.
KIOHTINO AT PINAK DKL WO.
Jacksonville. J.'la., Nov. 10. Humors
are rife here that there has been light
ing for three days in linnr liel Itlo.
,1. A. Hiiana, agent of the Junta, says
he lias information that there has been
fighting, but has no definite news as
to the up tcome. It is absolutely Impos
sible to secure reliable Information at
this early stage of the eonllict.
KNIGHTS AT ROCHESTER.
Animated Discussion of Hie Civil Ser
vice During lis Scsions,
Itoehester. N. Y., Nov. 10. At tills
morning's session of the knighls. of
Labor general assembly, the comniiitee
on state of the order reported a pro
position to obtain the passage of laws
restricting imigiation to Su.in.in per year
A proposition to keep nrtisls. musi
cians and professional people, who
come here under contract, out of the
country, was carried by a narrow ma
jority utter rf heated debate.
A large portion of the session was
taken up discussing the civil service
as now applied throughout the t'nlted
States. It wns nrgued that a civil ser
vice ride only had a nominal exist
ence, and that it was the old spoils
svstcin in a slightly modilied form.
The delegates de.iareil that political
favor and pull had just as much to do
with the obtaining of otllee now as for
merly. The convention voted the civil
service unsatisfactory as It now exists.
It was voted to try and secure the
passage of laws which would introduce
a real merit system throughout the
l liited Stab s.
The executive board wus instructed
to try and obtain the passage of laws
by which the government should pro
vide a bank for the deposits of the
people's savings In connection with the
regular postotbee. The cities nominat
ed for holding the next convention
were. Baltimore, Boston. Louisville,
Little P.ock, Omaha and Butte. .Mon
tana. Balloting for the Selection of the
meeting place of the general assembly
session of the Knights of Labor. Louis
ville was chosen.
The committee on appeal and griev
ances then took 4'i tiiei on the matter
pertaining to some local association.
in New York and Brooklyn, which are
made up of musicians Some of tre
members are nlsn members of the musi
cians Mutual Protective association, of
New York city. The latter order is a
benevolent one. and many of Its mem
bers have been taking advantage of
the Knights, and so the Knights today
passed resolutions to the effect that all
Knights who are members of the Musi
cians Mutual Protective association
shall withdraw from that association
by the first of January. 1!)7, or be liable
to explusion. Also that all local as
semblies of the order must give prefer
ence -to the Knights of Labor, when
TO BOOM THE DINGI.F.Y BILL.
The Philadelphia Wool Merchants
Philadelphia, Nov. It!. There was a
large gathering of wool merchants,
representing the Philadelphia Wool
Merchants' association here this after
noon to take action on the Diugley
After a long discussion on the condi
tion of the wool and woolen interests
of the country, the following minute
was unanimously adopted: "The wool
merchants' association of Philadelphia
urge upon the senate of the t'nlted
States the passage of the Dlngley bill
as an emergency measure."
President Louis S. Flske was author
ized to appoint a committee of three
to go to Washington and urge the
passage of the measure. It was agreed
to place a copy of the minute in the
hands of every representative of the
wool and woolen Interests In the United
States, urging their co-operation,
RIG GAMB PRESERVE PROJECTED.
Scheme to Htiv 200,000 Acre of
.New Mexico l.nnd fur I he Purpose.
Wichita. Kan., Nov. Ifi.-lf the plans
recommended by Charles rayne, of
this city, the well known hunter and
authority on all questions pertaining
to wild game, are carried out, the great
est private game preserve In the Unit-
td States will soon bo established la
northern New Mexico.
Air. Pay tie hus for several years been
engaged in supplying live wild animal;
to owners of game preserves, and tn
this way has become acquainted with
many nun of wealth who are imbued
wtti the huntsman's instinct and who
have, adopted the fad of pjjnagating
larire wild game for their own amuse
ment. He l. as been ro freouentiv im
portuned for information as to the best
location for extensive urivate hunting
grounds In the west that he recently
t k a trip through Colorado and New
Mexico and made a thorough Investi
gation of th subject.
His re:mt, which will be submitted
in a few days, recommends thv pur
chase of nearly 200,000 ncren of moun
tainous la ml, which now hcloiuvs to the
Maxwell Land drain company, and
which is located in norih rti N ''.
Mexioo. It Is made up rf nurns. nu mi
tains. valleys, lakes and natural parks,
and Is abundantly weo.lod and watered.
Should it be used for a game preserve,
the entire tract will be Inclosed with
hb;h and strong wire fence and stocked
wlili all manner of wild game, 't will
lie maintained by expert game i'pcrs
a'cl the prorogation of larg- wild game
will be carried on on SLientllle princi
ples. W. C. T. U. AT ST. LOUIS.
Delegates lo the Twenty.third Annual
Convention in Session Suggestions
lor Advancement o! the Work.
St. Louis, Nov. 10. The delegates to
the twenty-third annual convention of
the Woman's Chrisil in Te v ranee
union, assembled in Schuyler Memorial
house at 8 a. m. this morning, und at
tended devotional exeicbes, conduct !
by Mrs. Charlton Kdludrn. of New Yi rk.
The convention reassembled ill Musi!
h'lll lit !i o'clock and the pn ceid.nrs be
gun .with prayer by .Wis. Annie M.
Palmer, of Iowa, nati'.nal evangelist.
Woman's christian Tempi r.uu'.' union.
A number of suggestions for the ad
vancement of the work of temperance
crusading were received and referred lo
appropriate committees. The cemniil
tteon financial plan rei omir.ende l that
the plan of securing fluids put sin d last
year be continued. The recommenda
tion was adopted and provides for the
deposing of the forty per cint. of tile
funds secured, with the national treas
urer. The executive committee recommend
ed to the convention that the national
application committee shall consist of
nine members, two of whom t-hill be
chosen by the board of superintendents,
and three by the executive committ'C.
The convention accepted tip- recom
mendation. The committee ulso leported that til?
membership feces are not sufhcleiit for
the needs of the work and plans tn
collect more moneys will be devised.
Airs. Anna Sneed Cairns, president of
Forest Park university, of St. Louis,
donated a scholarship in her university
for an Armenian student. A telegram
of appreciation of her noble work In
behalf of the Armenian sufferers, was
ordered forwarded to Miss Clara Bar
ton. The (idler linn taken up at yesterday's
"Armenian meeting" was repotted to
be Mill In cash and $JtiL' In pledges.
The first animated debate of the con
vention began this morning, when Mrs.
Mary 1 Lovell, of liryn Mawr, Pa.,
proposed an amendment to the consti
tution whereby the slate supeiinteii J
ents shall be added tn the executive
committee. The committee as now con
stituted Is composed of the state presi
dents, and the proposed constitutional
ainendmuit has been rejected at the
last three or four conventions. Almost
tlie entire morning session was occu
pied ill the debate, and among thore
who advocated Its adoption were Mrs.
Hunt, of .Massachusetts; Mrs. (irubb, of
Missouri. Those In opposition were
Mrs. Telford, of Colorado; Mrs. White
Ketiey. of Oregon; Mrs. Dunham i f
Iowa: Mrs. Ingalls, of Missouri, and
Mrs. Hammer, of Pennsylvania.
The Vote resulted as follows: ir.ll for
the amendment and l:S5 against It. An
a two-thirds majority was n-eded to
carry a constitutional amendment, the
amendment was declared not carried.
Mrs. Lovell gave notice that at tlie
next national convention either she or
a representative would call up the
The morning session dosed with n
menu. la! service for friends who had
passed away since the last convention.
At the afternoon session, Mrs. Sophie
Crubb. of Missouri, supfrinteiidonl of
the work among foreigners, reported
that it was progressing favorably, al
though inlluenced by the general de
pression in business. The seven na
tional associates had done effective
Mrs. M. B. Carse, president of the
publishing association said that the re
ceipts were $12fi,::77 and the expendi
tures l2."i.ini. The receipts .or 1S!3
were $ll.li;2 less than In P5. but the
net grain was .'Hi. The financial storm
had "been weathered by reducing ex
penses, the volume of business being
smaller. Mrs. Curse also submitt'd h
r.'iort about the temple. She had
raised SMI,?!'S of the $:ioil,i;0 needed to
buy the trust bonds and would try to
secure the balance this year. The in
terest on the bonds had been paid.
EAGLES FOR MR. M KINLEV.
Two F.lcunnl Specimen Arrive From
Canton. Nov. It! --An unusually larg.
number of callers wi re received at the
MeKlnb y resid nee today. Major nnd
Mrs. McKlnh's were kept busy greet
ing them until long after the sun had
gone down. Major McKliiley'n mail,
too, was uncommonly large, nnd thm
tool: up a good shaie of his time during
Two beautiful specimens of Plack Hill
species of American eagle were re
ceived at- the McKinU y house tnls
morning. They came from White
wood, S. D. Major McKinley stnt the
eagles to the city park.
Senator Vooihcc III.
Washington. Nov. Hi. The alarming re
ports from Terra Haute, lnd.. retiardiitg
the comlitlon of fulled Hiale.! Senator
Yeorhees are not In accordance with a 1
viies received hpre by friends and mem
bers of his family. Mr. Keese Voorhee?,
son of the senator, said it was true hi
lather had been sick and at one time his
life was despaired of, but he Is npw rapid
Terrill Shoots Hit Wile.
New, Haven, Conn., Nov. Pi William
Terrill, son of K. Terrill, proprietor of the
Hyperion Tafe, in this city, shot and killed
his wife In llainden late this uftrrnoon.
He committed suicide. Terrill had re
cently Instituted divorce proceedings
against his wife.
killed lly a I nil oft'onl.
Willtes-Bnire. Pa., Nov. K John
Buyer, aned 2J years, a miner, was in
stantly killed In the Parish mine today
He had llred a shot and before he could
get ii way a mass of coal fell upon hbn,
breaking every bone in his body.
Dentli from Liitidaiiinn.
London, Nov. Hi. Mrs. Aqa Merritt.
wife of George William Mern, of New
York, died III this city. Saturday night
from an overdose of laudanum, taken to
relieve neuralgia In the head.
ACTIVITY IN THE
More Evidences of the Wisikm of the
REPUBLICANISM A.NDX PROSPERITY
Additional Proof Tlmt They (.o
(laud ia llaiul-li-crciisc in Work
tit I'ittsliurc, llcllilchciii, Schncc"
lady and f.l-cu hcrc--t;ooil Times
ill Mauiiluctitritig Districts.
Pittsburg, Nov. 16.-The Consolidat
ed Steel ami U iie companj at Itiad
docks, have started their woiks in full,
employing S" men.
Tlie Kdgar Thomson Steel works nr.
again in tall operation, on a large oi
X r lor .eteel rails for use In Japan.
The Homestead Steel works of Car
negi company. Is now working full in
all depart nieiits, ",".00 men being em
ployed. The force i,f employes at the West
Ingliouse Klectric works was increased
today by Kin men. Preparations for
starting the West inghouse Air fluke
works in full are well under way. A
large number of the air brake work
men v ill be transferred to tlie West
inr.house Cunadiun plant, when It is
liethlehetn. Pa.. Nov. Ill Turret
plat"s and other armor materials for
the battleshin Iowa were shipped by
the Hetlilcheiu linn company toduy to
Cramp's shin vanl. Philadelphia.
The Hethlehc in Chenille works has
resumed ooeraMniiH after a long period
ol idleness. Thirty operators started
to work today nnd the industry will
run full time and full handed all win
ter. Pittsburg. Pa.. Nov. 16-The Kdgar
Thomson Steel woiks, at ltraddock, is
turning out two-urders received since
the election from the far east. China
has given the Carnegie company one
order for S.nen tmist of steel rails. Tlu-y
will lie shipped to Italtimore this week
ti-i go by steamer. The light grade rail
plant of the Kd'-rar Thomson wfcrks to
day started on ur, order for !i.oiKi tons of
T rails for Japan The rails will be laid
on the ground mi that country without
roadbed and will be held together by
locking damns. Horses will draw tlie
conveyances over this road. The rails
will be shipped from New York about
tlie first of next week.
Seheliectadv. V., Nov. 10. The
Sehenectff'lv Locomotive works has re
ceived Severn I good sized orders for en
gines ami boilers. It will probably not
lie long before the entire working force
will again be employed. Among the
railroads now ordering locnniotives are
the Northern Pacific, Portland and
Mnmford Kails. Delaware and Ulster,
Michigan Southern and Michigan Cen
tral. DYNAMITE AT BOSTON.
An t'ipcr Story of Hotel Highland Is
V recked by n Cnrttidtfi .
P.eston, Nov. 16. One of the upper
stories of tlie Hotel Highland. 115 Hale
street, lioxbury, an eight story apart
ment house, was wrecked this morn
ing. A dynamite cartridge was thrown
down the chimney and exploded, wreck
ing tlie kitchen in the top suite, accu
pied by Henry T. Hurrell nnd family.
Two other cartridges were found on
the roof, neither having exploded. The
explosion startle. 1 the neighborhood and
caused great excitement. There were
live persons in the kitchen at tlie time
of the accident and all had narrow es
capes from death. Two were slightly
hurt by Hying bricks. It Is rumored
that there has been trouble over the
ownership of the building.
NOVEL PRESENT FOR M KINI.EV.
It I lipoid Hell nml Kecnlls n c
Canton. Ohio, Nov. It!. A handsome
ptesent has been received by Major
McKinley from Oroton, Conn.
It Ik In the shape of a gold dinner
table bell, made in imitation of a wo
man's petticoat. It Is to resemble that
worn by Mother Hniky of revolution
ary war tame. Wli.-n the Hrltls'i
squadron threatened old fort Trum
bull, New I .olid, m harbor, the soldier.!
ran out of wadding. She took off her
garment and ikvh It to the gunners.
Accompanying the gift was u poem
commemorating the historic event and
composed by Frances Lester Kowinnd.
On a card which came with the gift
was Inscribed: "Story of the golden hi II
presented to Major McKinley by the
Thomas Stnrr Society of the Children
of the Revolution Oroton, Conn., No
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Mill lie I nilcil State Senator from
Atkiiiti. tin.. Nov. Ifi On the first
1 allot i f the Dein n.-tuMc legl-lativ.' can
ens this afternoon Hon. A. S. Clay,
chairman of the Iemocrat'c state c ni
mittee for the past four yiais. was
nominated f r 1'r ited States senator.
He received !! volts, SH Icing Ih re-qui-ite
number for nomination. Clay
received SI votes last Friday and re
ceived the benefit of the stampede on
the first ballot today. He is 4.". yeni.-v
of age. has been Fpeaki r of the house
and prtsident of the senate and man
nged the laNt two fdnte campaigns ni
chairman of the Otiiiocratlc state exe
DR. JOHNSON INDICTED.
He M ill lie Tried ior the Xntilerof
New floointl Id. Pa., Nov. 1.;.-The
grand Jury today found a true bill
against Ir. Thomas L. Johnston,
charged with the murder of Iir. f icorge
S. Henry, at Piinc-annon. on Sept. ;s.
Johnston charged criminal Intimacy
between Henry nnd Mis. Johnston, and
at the time he killed Henry he uhot and
Sriiously wounded his wife.
On motion if the prisoner's couns'el
today Judge Lyons postponed the trial
of the case until the .lanuury term of
court on account of the sot Ions illness
of Johnston and his wounded wife.
FAIR WILL CONTEST.
Mrs. Nettie Craven Miltidriiw One
San Fnn l.ro. Nov. 16. The strarg e
for pi.sse.sston of tne millions left by
the lite Senator James ll. Fair was
terminated this morning when Dr. M.tr.-
Levlngrtoti, the executor named in the
celebrated pcnc'.l will, of which Mrs.
Nettle Ciaven. the leputed wife of the
deceased millionaire, 'was custodim,
withdrew In r petition for the piobate
of that doeumei.t. Or. Levlig.-ton al
leges that the T.-ill Is distasteful to tip
Fair heirs, who control the funds of
the estate, ar.d ns the supporters of
the pencil will are without the means
to sustain their claims In court, the
rlci ument might bj dofeif?d. That re
suit would rctlcct c.n the legality of the
deeds of the property from the late
sen; tor to Mrs. Ciaven. On motion of
the attorneys for the Fair children. tUe
will exeruted S pt. 21, ism. in whk-n
no mention is made of Mrs. Craven,
was admitted to probate. The amount
involved !s about &0.UH0.Q0U.
Mrs. Ciaven wiil now contest her
claim to the property for which she
holds wills alierd to have been d:awn
in her tavor by Fair at th time of
SOLDIER THUMPS MIS COLONEL.
Olliccr of tlie Ohio Militia Knocked
Down by n Private.
Ppi ingtiehl, Ohio, Nov. hi. A sensa
tion w as sprung today over a row in me
Third reL'iment. Ohio, National guards.
Colonel Aiubonk took his officers
nnd tlie hospital and si.'nal corps up
to I rhana last evening to an inspec
tion, on their return nt 4 o'clock in
the morninir. according to the state
ments. Colonel Anthony ordered John
Casper, a member of the hospital corps,
to quit making so much noise and
then pushed him into a seat.
Casper resented this, nnd Colonel
Anthony declared him under military
At the armory afterward Casper and
Anthonj renewed the quarrel, and Cas
per knocked the colonel down, striking
him twice. Casiier was arrested and
lay in Jail all day.
llovernnr Uushnell came down this
evening and ordered him released, and
he will be tried for Insubordination.
DEATH OF WALTER BASS.
One ol' the Originator ol' tlie "Hull
Durham" Tobacco ( oiupniiv.
Plaiiifield. N. J.. Nov.' 10. Walter A.
Pass, one of the best known tobacco
merchants in the country, dftd at his
home In this city hist night, nl'ti r an
Illness of four weeks. Mr. Hass was
horn in Italtimore, and during the Into
war a tobacco plantation which he
owned was contiscated by the govern
ment. Afterwards he moved to New
York and was one of the principal or
ganizers of the Hlaokwell's "Hull Dur
ham" Tobacco company, and for many
years was at Its head.
He retired from active business five
years ago. He Is survived by two si ns
Walter A., and William F. both in
business in New York, and four daugh
ters, two of whom are teachers In the
liaintield public schools.
MAJOR M'KINLEY'S LETTER.
He Compliments (iovcrnnr Hustings
oil Pennsylvania's Showing.
Harrisliurg. Pn., Nov. 16. Governor
Hastings today received an answer
from Ma tor McKinley to his letter of
congratulation. President-elect Mc
My Hear Governor: Many thanks for
your generous letter. You ought to be
proud to he chief executive of a state that
can roll up such a magnificent majority
as Pennsylvania has done. With best
Wishes, believe tlie,
Very truly yours, William McKinley.
Governor Hustings and staff have al
ready secured quarters ut the Arling
ton In Washington for the inaugura
tion .of President-elect McKinley. It
Is not yet known that the national
guard will participate.
f'.lvirn, or Spnln, Taken Her Jewels
nnd Skiis with n Married Man.
Home. Nov. 16. Newspapers here
publish reports of a sensational elop
meiit which has caused a gren scan
dal In the highest society. Princess
Klvlra, daughter of Don Carlos, the pre
tender 4o the Spanish throne, recently
came lo Home to visit her. sister. Prin
cess Masimo. She met Count Folshl,
an artist, who Is a married man. mid
fell in love with him, with the result
that they ran away together.
Princess Klvlra took with her her
Jewels, which are valued nt JiiO.Onil. The
whereabouts of the couple Is unU'iou n.
DOES NOT FAVOR HAWAII.
Ili-hop Hurst Thinks .'. nncxiition
Mould He n Mistake.
Met roll, Mich.. Nov. Ifi. The general
missionary committee of the .Methodist
Kplscopal church continued Its work
of apportionment of the appropriations
for home missions this morning.
In the discussion of the work in
Hawaii the annexation of that country
was touched on. several bishops favor
ing It. P.isbop Hurst, however, claim
ed that annexation would be a great
mistake and declared that the pie
of the United States would vote it
down If submitted to them.
Washington. Nov. K The animal re
port of (iiner.il T. H. Stanton, paymaster
Keiieral of the army, shows a n-t ln
cr.as'e In expendlluies over lust year of
$7.V,,.V.'.i. The decrease of expemiltiires on
account of pay of volunteers was quite
inaikt.l, and Indicates that claims of this
character are growing less in number,
lairing the past yeur for the first time,
all military posts have been paid monthly.
Itig I'irc nt I'illshiirs.
Pittsburg. Ph., Nov. p;. Fire broke i ut
tonight in the sixth story of Allen Klik
patriek I'o.'s wholesale grocery house,
it"') Liberty strret. destroying everything
en thai ll or. The loss bj Iir" and wale"
w ill reach $Pi.i". I'f this amount 7i ei
is on stock and the balance on the build
liitf. Tile Iosm is covered by liisurance.
Siilli i nled in n Sewer.
Noni-dow n. Pa., No. til. Frank Med.
Hani. i yeitf oi l. and Francesco Aniillo.
aned '1' years, were Instantly killed here
this efternoun by the sank or a sewer
on which they were woikine, caving In.
.Million. I was s. j. 'local 1. 1 1 ami Antill'.o had
his lie. k broken.
I' I ii in lor Mr. I orniaii.
Wahinvton. Nov. K. The president to
day atipolnte.l W. S. Forrnan. oi Illinois,
commie inner of Internal revenue, M.e
Joseph ll. Alilhr. reslened.
THE NEWS THIS MOKMMi.
Weather Indication Today:
fair; Southerly Winds.
1 Knrllfh Sailors Complain of Spanish
lUisiiitss Still on tlie Increase. '
2 F.ryan Says Democracy Is Committed
Effects of New Steel Pool.
3 (LocsD Hoard of Trade Matters.
Common Pleas Court.
5 iLoonll Eleventh District Republicans
Serenade William Conned.
1aniliroslo .Must Answer at Court.
0 (Stors I ' The IV ad Hon- Cup."
Wall Street Review and Markets.
7 Suburban Hapenincs.
Last Night at the Theaters. t
S News Up and Down the Valley.
THE IRON PRINCE
The Debate on the Subject Was a Very
NO FUN FOR THE GALLERY GODS
Compared W lib Hhut Mas Expected
the Controversy n Too Mild to
He lnlcrcstiiii;..l,aiBe Audience iu
llcudiiiirc('oiint Kcrhert Iii
iiinrck Itciiinius Silent.
Pi flip. Nov. 16. The announcement
made last week that in the order of
today's proct .-dings in the Reichstag
the Centrists would offer an interpel
lailon demanding tin explanation on
the part tr the government of the
neutrality treaty between Russia and
C.erniany, the existence of which from
issl to iswi was disclosed by Prince
Hismarck iu tlie recent series of ar
ticles Inspired by the ex-chancellor
which appeared in the Hamburger
Nachiiehten, the prince's personal or
gan, caused the corridors of the Keicii
stag to be packed ut all early hour w ith
persons vainly trying to obtain admis
sion to the galleries, every available
space In which was tilled by visitors
lucky enough to sscure permits. The
debute, however, was a tame uft'air in
comparison with what wus expected by
the opponents of the government ard
fell far short of being sensational. As
a matter of fact after the speeches of
Count Von Hompesch. the replies of
Prince Hohenlohe and Huron Marsehall
Von Hlehersteln. and the remarks of
Count Von Mirbuch and Herr Von Kar
dnrff, the discussion llattened out com
pletely. Count Herbert Hismarck stated that
he had remained silent dining the de
bate because the declaration of the
chancellor. Prince Hohenlohe, had sup
plied him with no basis upon which to
discuss facts and he was nit willing
to deal with hypothesis. He would,
therefore, confine himself solely to de
nying that the interview upon the sub
Jimt by the Hamburger Nachiiehten
published in Vienna and supposed to
have been furnished by him, had em
eiiated from him or that he knew any
thing about It.
BOARDER ASSAULTED HER.
Young Man Arrested Tor n Serious
Crime Committed Last June.
Frank P.uralya, nged 2'.. was com
mitted to the county Jail by Alderman
Millar last night for committing a
criminal assault on Mrs. John Leper,
who resides with her husband near the
Ivlaware and Hudson depot in 11 r ecu
Mrs. Leper nlh ges that the offense
wns committed one day in June lust
when her husband was away from
home. Ilurulya boarded with them at
the time. She told her husband about
It when lie came home In the evening
und when the husband repeated the
accusation to the boarder, the latter
drew a knife nnd keeping the enraged
husband from closing in on him man
aged thus to escupe from tlie house.
uwing to the notoriety which at
taches to such cases Mrs. Leper could
not be Induced to swear out a warrant
uguinst her assailant until September.
Kuiulya in the meantime had disap
peared. Yesterday Special itlicer John
Tlerney, who had the warrant, learned
that litiralya hail returned to the city
and succeeded after a hard chase in lo
cating and arresting him.
A Met man Millar heard only the
prosecutor's side of the ease and being
satisfied from the evidence that Hur
nlya was guilty, sent him up to stand
BAPTIST MINISTERS MEET.
Dxegesis Head hv He v. Nr. Lcvicu
The Scranton Baptist Ministerial as
sociation met yeslerda" morning in one
ot the class rooms of the Penn Avenue
Haptist church. Fifteen ministers at
tended. Rev. A. H. ONeul. of Dun
Rev. W. J. Ford and Rev. Mr. Wil
liams conducted the devotional service,
lb v. Mr. Levicns read an exegesis on
Hebrews. Ix:ll-L'. The major part of
the session was devoted to a discussion
of the paper.
DEATH OF MRS. PHILINDA RACE.
Iliuhiv Kcici'lcd Woman in Madison
Where Mir I.Hcd.
Mrs. Philinda Race, a woman well
known nnd highly respected, died at
her home In Madison township early
Sunday morning. She was till years
old. The funeral will be held this noon.
Interment will be made in HolliHter
The deceased Is survived by three
children: L. R. Toilet, of this city;
Mrs. Emma Filds. of Madison, und
Harry Race, of Dunmore.
BISHOP GONE TO THE PEN.
The I'.nliccr of Little tiirls Will
Npciid the Sett Three Years There.
Eniniett A. P.i.-dnm was taken to the
Eastern penitent iarv yesterday to
i- i ve the coming thtv years for entic
ing Aiinabclla and Hi h n Einig, girls
of ttnder years, awnv from their par
tuts In Philadelphia for Immoral pur
port's. David "Williams. the iL'-year-old
youth who was caught stealing money
from a peanut stand on Hie West Side,
nnd upon whom sentence was suspend
ed In consideration of his youth, but
w ho Immediately went back to his old
habits, was taken to the house of
refuge, which Is at Chester, live miles
out of Philadelphia. ,
Th" two prissier were In charge of
Deputy Sheriff J. D. Firb.-r, Kims Hall
and Albert Huslam.
I'eftns Kb'Cted Senator.
Montsiimt rv. Ala.. Nov. The leirl-ia-tme
h Id n eae. i's tnnlijht on the sena
torial question. Hut two names were be
fore them and the llrt h.iilot i.-sulte.l
In itfiurn' K. V. Pettus. of rf. bn.i. r-7;
llov, rn.ir V. C dates. 9i. Oneral Pettus
was horn in th'.s stale In I"'-!. He went
Into the - ar s major of the Twentieth
Aljhsm.1 and was promoted to colonel.
H" was raptured at Vlcksburir. but wa
sonn exchanged and Hirpoitited brb-'sdlrr
general. Hoth Alabama enators will be
from the same town Selma.
Ntw York. Nov. K Arrived out: Ftd
di. at (iibraltar. Saibd for New York:
Wttleinlainl. from Antwtrp (Nov. II),
Herald's Wrnther I'orccnst.
New York. Nov. 17. Ill the Middle states
today, generally fair, slightly warin-r
weaiher will prevail, with fresh to brlK
roulhwesterly to northwesp'i ly winds,
probably high on the lakes, followed pus-
bly by rain In the northern district.
in Wednesday clear, cooler weaiher
and fresh northwesterly wimU wiil
prevail, followed by considerably low
er temp"rature at night, possible us low
as froeiing point iu the upper btlnwaie
and HuiJfon valley.
AiitHUi Sale of
We offer this week, to
reduce stock, many spec
ial bargains in Linens.
DO dozen ull linen Damask towels, at $1.00
a dozen; regular price, $1.:W.
25 dozen all linen Damask towels, at Jl.TiO
a dozen; reRulur price, $1.75.
:til dozen ull linen Huck towels, at $175
a dozin; rcKular price, $2.18.
'jn dozen all linen Heavy Damask towels,
at S-'.iiii it dozen;" regular price, $Xuu,
25 dozen all linen super extra Huek
towels, ut J.'l.mi; regular price, 1.50.
D'leennt new lino of linn Huck and
Damask towels, at 45c, fitlfc, 65c.a 75c,
85o. to J1.2R each.
2f dosen all linen napkins, 45c.,
25 dozen all linen 5-U napkins, 7!c.
SO dozen all linen 5-8 napkins, Mc, to $1.91).
1li0 dozen osorted 3-4 napkins, $2.00 to
All linen table Damasks, 25c. to $2.75 per
yard. It Is needless to specify prices, but
we guarantee the best value for the
money. Table seta to order In special
We also cull special attention to our
stook of .
from r,0e. to $10.00 each.
Also the ureafest drivo In Crochet Quilt
ever offered, barge Size Hemmed, 9Si
each. Full line of bath blankets and bat!
towels, including tho "Bismarck."
510 AND 512
Do You Dance? We
Sell Party Shoes and
Slippers, All- the Korrect
114 AND 116 WTOMINO AV& j
A LARGE AND WELL
SELECTED STOCK 01
CAN BE SEEN AT
40S SPRUCE STREET.
When you pay for Jewelry yon mlfTit M
well gt the best.
A fino line of Noveltlea (or Ladlt an
Gentlemen. ' .
W. J. Weiche!
408 Spruce St.
ReycaMs' Pere Cclcrs,
Reynolds9 Wcad Finisi
Ready Mixed Tinted
Gloss Paints, Strictly Pure
Linseed Oil, Guaranteed