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EIGHT TAGES 5G COLUMNS.
SCKANTON, PA., FRIDAY MOKNING, NOVEMBER 27, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY
There's a stnrv attached to these
figures. Let's tell it in a few sen
tences. Lust week we bought
nt a price. The lot contains a lit
tle of everything. That Is, there
are only a few of each numher, and
the sorts include coats, capes, jack
ets, etc., fur all ases.
Yea, they're new clean stock di
rect from the tailors' workshops,
and nut one hour behind time in
Wyles. As for the lallorinir, you
could not better It, while the cloths
represent the choicest products of
our domestic and foreluu looms.
We inlcht hnve divided this pur
chase Into many little lots ami
made more money on our ileal, but
as the season is well advanced, we
have sorted them into
from which there Is n bin picking
chance for early comers.
We offer a line of Garments that
are fully worth $1.00 to $5.00.
You can depend on Renins par
ments that are worth from $ii."iii to
JT.'.O easily with a suriukliiiK worth
we are safe In savin? that $10.00 to
$12.! is a fair nvVraire value.
Needless to say that the coats,
capes, etc., in this lot are eleitantly
finished, being fully up to the stan
dard that marks all high grade
goods in this department.
begins tomorrow (Wednesday)
morning, Nov. 25th, and will con
tinue till every garment In the lot
Is sold out, but remember there are
and that doesn't mean very much
in a trade like ours.
FOR THE SENATE
The Calandar is Loaded With Important
MATTERS DEMANDING ATTENTION
Comprehensive Fortifications Bill,
the Dinglvy JS ill nud Other Import
nnt Measures Await the i'lcnsure
of the August Hody--Our Relations
With Hawaii Again Assume Im
portance. Washington, Nov. 28. When the s n
ate meets a week from next Monday
it will lind a calendar loaded with bills
that require careful attention, many
of which were debated during the last
session, and which are now awaiting
final action. The Interregnum of nine
months so far as the legislative condi
tion of the bills are concerned amounts
to no more than adjournment over
According to the order made on May
8 lust, the bill for the erection of a
bridge across the Detroit river at De
troit, which was hotly contested before
thejomniittee on commerce and which
has been as warmly discussed on the
lloor, Is made the special order for the
lirst Monday in December, the opening
day of the session.
The unfinished business Is house bill,
II. It. 7MH4. an act to amend the immi
gration laws, as reported to the senate
by Air. J.odge, with some material
amendments. The Joint resolution pro
posing an amendment to the constitu
tion providing for the election of sena
tors by popular vote. Is the special or
der for Monday, Dec. I I, at 2 o'clock.
Other spec ial unit rs lire senate bill to
prevent the desecration of the nation
al Hag; house bll to prevent the exter
mination of the fur-bearing seals of
Alaska, and house bill to reduce the
casts In which the penalty of death
may be inflicted.
Apropos of our relations with Spain,
It may be stated that the comprehen
sive fortifications bill of Senator Squire
appropriating $1UO,UO,000 for defenses
Is still on the calendar; also Mr. Hale's
bill authorizing the secretary of the
navy to enlist additional men. which
was amended and passed, and since
May 'M has been pending on a motion
to reconsider; a bill for the establish
ment of a light house on Swan island,
in the Carrihean sea, belonging to the
1'nited States, and the bill to construct
a dry dock at Key West.
As elsewhere stated, the stringent
concurrent resolution of Senator Da
vis relative to the enforcement and as
sertion of the Monroe doctrine, which
was called out b- the attitude of (Jreat
Hili.iin tow aids. Venezuela still re
mains upon the calendar and can be
called up at any time for considera
tion. TI1K DINOLKY P.ILL.
The Dlngley bill Is still on the calen
dar having been reported to the senate
with the tariff features eliminated anil
a free coinage rider attached, Feb. 4
last. It will be In order to move to take
the bill up and put it upon Us passage
or to recomlt either with or without
This bill passed the house Dec. 2C last
and was Intended to make temporary
provision for meeting the expenses of
the government, its provisions btlng
limited. The lirst two sections Im
posed a duty fin raw wool equivalent to
til) per cent, of the duties of the ilc
Kinley act and a similar duty upon all
manufactures of wool; also a duty of
60 per cent, on lumber and its manu
factures. The last section provides
for a horizontal advance of 15 per cent,
on the Wilson law in all its sections
except wool and lumber, as indicated
above, and on sugar, which was not
touched. A proviso stlplated that
these additional duties should, in no
case. Increase the rate of duty on any
article beyond the rate of the McKin
ley net. In such case the McKlnley
rate is to prevail.
There is also on the calendar a com
prehensive mensure Involving a thor
ough revision of the navigation laws
under the title of a bill to amend the
laws relating to navigation. The state
hood blls for the territories of New
Mexico nnd Arizona will also lead to
some debate, as will also the bill to es
tablish a uniform system of bank
ruptcy, reported by Mr. Teller.
The proposition to refund the Pacific
railroad debt, reported by Mr. Hoar
April 17 last, after a protracted hear
ing, is an Important measure that will
be antagonized by Mr. Morgan and oth
ers under his lead.
HAWAII GHOST LOOMS VP.
Our relations with Hawaii will again
assume Importance when Mr. Frye
calls up the bill to facilitate the con
struction of a cable between the Unit
ed States and the Hawaiian islands, a
bill that is on the calendar and which
will probably be pushed during the
short session. The railroad pool in if
bill is still in committee, but a meas
ure of Importance to shippers now on
the calendar is the bill directing the
Interstate commerce commission to
prepare a uniform freight classifica
tion. It is doubtful whether Mr. Mor
gan will seek during the few veks .this
session will be convened, to call up the
Nicaraguan canal bill. The probabili
ties are that he will be content to let it
ist until the Fifty-fifth congress. On
the calendar are thirty-four house and
twenty-two senate pension bills, which
will probably be passed at an early
Taken altogether there Is abundance
of work upon which the senate can la
bor while the house is getting the an
nual appropriation bills out of the way.
THE ORATOR EATS TURKEY.
Mr. Hrynn Jlnstientes the Flesh of n
Twenty-livr found Bird.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 26. William J.
TJryan reached Lincoln from Denver
toilay In time to enjoy his Thanksgiv
ing dinner at home with his family
ami help dispose of a twenty-five pound
turkey, which came with the compli
ments of the Democratic free silver
club of Chelslng. Mich.
The lirvan home Is still quarantined
and friends of the family are unable
to call. Kuth liryan, who Is suffering
from diphtheria. Is mending slowly.
Aside from attending to his corre
spondence, which is large, nnd work
ing some on his book, Mr. Hrvan has
no plans for the Immediate future.
NO CUBAN LEGISLATION.
(Government Policy Will Not Be
Changed nt the Coming Congress.
Washington, Nov. 28. A glance at
the history of Cuban legislation pro
mised in the last session of congress
goes to confirm the Impression that
without a decisive battle in Cuba, the
attitude of this government towards
that country will not be radically
changed In the approaching session.
The records show that- no less than
thirty-three different and distinct
declarations regarding the struggle in
that Island were presented In the first
session of. the Fifty-fourth congress.
Of these, eighteen originated In the
senate nine Joint resolutions, two con
current resolutions and seven simple
resolutions and littetn in the house of
representatives three Joint resolutions,
three concurrent resolutions and nine
simple resolutions. Of alt these, but
one successfully passed all stages of
consideration and received the signa
tures of the president of the stnate and
speaker of the house.
It was freely stated about the capi
tal last session that the failure of con
gress to take a more Uecisive stand
than that outlined In n concurrent reso
lution, which required no executive ac
tion, was due to the expressed desire
of Presldtnt Cleveland that notmng
should be done which would embarrass
or constrain his administration in any
way regarding the Cuban question. So
far as can be learned there has been
no change in the views of the executive
in this regard.
WEYLER'S IDIOTIC DECREE.
Orders Corngrowrrs to Bring Their
Products to the Cities nt Once.
Havana. Nov. 2'!. Captain General
Weylcr Issued a decree today notify
ing all growers of corn in the province
of 1'lnar Del Hlo. Havana and Matan
zas to gather together all of the corn
still in their possession ami transport
It to the nearest towns and settle
ments by the 20th of next December.
After that date all corn found in the
possessiiai of farmers will be regarded
as contraband of war and Us owners
will be liable to criminal proceedings
on a chaise of disloyalty.
An olliclal despatch has been re
ceived here announcing that a body
of troops under General lOtuuerua at
tacked and defeated a band of rebels
at San Jose, in the province of Mat an
nus. Nine of the rebels were killed.
Olliciul advices have also been re
ceived of the defeat of a force of In
surgents nt Kl Cano, in the province
of Havana by a body of rebels com
manded by Colonel Durango, ten of
the former being killed. The losses of
the Spaniards in both engagements, ac
cording to Hie olliclal despatches, were
only six men wounded.
Remark Made by Sir Frank Lockwood
at a Banquet of Americans
London, Nov. 20. The Thanksgiving
dinner of the American society in Lon
don was given tonight in the great
hall of the Hotel Cecil. The decorations
were American and irltish Hags and
the coats of arms of the different states
of the union. Jichlud the scat of the
chairman, the president of the society
was a statute of liberty.
About 3i)0 guests were present, In
cluding Sir Frank Lockwood, solicitor
general; Mr. Henry M. Stanley, M. P.;
Mr. Hiram Maxim and their wives, Sir
Itichard Webster, Consul General Col
lins, Mounteny Japhsun, Munsiur Con
way, H. F. Stevens and Newton Crane.
Ambassador Uuyard, who had been
Invited, wus not present, he having
gone to Windsor to visit the queen.
A letter of regret was read from him
in which he said:
"It Is a great disappointment that
the roval summons to Windsor castle
deprives me of the pleasure I confi
dently anticipated of meeting my fel
low countrymen. The disappointment
Is unavoidable. I must bow to the in
exorable laws of etiquette of this land,
which are paramount in such matters.
"Will vou make known to my country
men the circumstances that suddenly
Intervened to deprive me of the great
natural pleasure of being in your
Sir Frank Lockwood, in proposing the
health of President Cleveland, referred
to his hospitable reception In the I'nlt
ed States on the occasion of his recent
visit. He said he was requested by
Lord Uusscll, lord chief Justice of F.ng
land, with whom he went to the I'nited
States, to express regret for his ab
sence, which wns caused by the death
of a relative. Continuing, the speaker
said his personal contact with Presi
dent Cleveland had convinced him that
he was a straightforward, honest, Inde
pendent anil nobly courageous man.
(Cheers), lie askeil his hearers to Join
with him in drinking to on who hon
estly ami honorably discharged the
duties of his responsible position.
Sir Mellaril Webster responded to the
toast, "The Community of the English
Speaking People." He said he had long
ceased to think that there was any real
fear of there ever being such a hor
rible disaster as war between the I'nit
ed States and Clival Prltain. Sir Itlch
ard's remarks were frequently Inter
rupted by cheers.
Takes Dinner With Mary Lester Key
nolds, n Itclntivc.
Canton, O., Nov. 26. Major McKIn
ley wns up early this morning, and at
:to Senator William D. Washburn, of
Minnesota, called upon him nnd con
versed for an hour. .Mr. Washburn Is
In favor of a new tariff law, with
strong reciprocity features, anil thinks
that the tariff cannot be revised too
Major McKlnley took advantage of
the brilliant sunshine and balmy nlr to
take a drive with Mrs. McKlnley nnd
later a short stroll with one of his
Major and Mrs. McKlnley ate thtlr
Thanksgiving dinner with an old friend
and relative, Mrs. Mary Lester Hoy
nolds. There were twenty-five at table,
ami It was a merry party. Mrs. Rey
nolds has much local fame on account
of h r Thanksgiving dinner, and it lias
heen her custom and was of her par
ents and grandparents to always have
a score and live family friends at table.
Mother McKlnley was the guest of hon
or at Mrs. W. M. Miller's today.
Killed by a Scorcher.
New Orleans, Nov. Li!. Just ns the bley.
cio roiol race started on Tc.lane avenue,
this morning, Kobt-rt William Kennedy,
h spectator, attempted to cross the ave
nue, ami was run Into by Captain A. Orr,
one of the riders. Hcrth were thrown vio
lently to the ground. Kennedy's skull was
fractured ami he died shortly afterward.
n r wus taken to the hospital badly shak
Killed by n Full of Conl.
Pottsvllle, Pa., Nov. L'ti. Robert Vaujo
na. single, v.as instantly killed this noon
at the Gilberton colliery, operated by tho
Philadelphia ami Reading Coal and Iron
company, and John Horace, married, was
fatally Injured. The latter was taken to
I he .Miners' hospital. A large fall of coil
following a shot covered the men In the
breast in which they were working.
Francis Victor F.mnnucl Arngo Dcnd.
Paris, Nov. 26. Francis Victor Emanuel
Arago, the celebrated advocate anil politi
cian, a member of the French senate. Is
dead. Francis Victor Emanuel Arago was
a sou of the famous astronomer. Francis
Arago, and was born in Paris Aug. 6, 1812.
Half Back's Collar Bone Broken.
Trenton. N. J.. Nov. 2C.-fr. F.I war.
Keefe left hslf back on th.- Philadelphia
Dental College team, had hi., collar bone
broken todsy in a game with a Trenton
club. He was taken to 8t. Francis hos
pital and later to his home.
LIBERALITY TO THE
Splendid Showing Made in Dr. Schacf.
EDUCATION INCREASES PROSPERITY
System of Township High Schools is
FavoredDelects lu the Compul
sory Education I.nws--Vnccinnliou
Laws Should Bo Enforced by kiud
ly Pcrsuasiou and tJood Sense.
Harrlshurg, Nov. 20. Dr. Schaeffer
has sent to the irovcrnor his annual
report aa superintendent of public in
struction. He speaks In words of praise
of the state's splendid liberality to the
common schools. Over a million pu
pils are attending the public schools
und upwards of L'.t,0iM teachers are em
ployed In the work of Instruction. Since
ISM more than $7,000,000 have been ex
pended upon our public schools. He
says there Is no doubt that popular
education Increases the earning power
of the individual niul the industrial
prosperity of the commonwealth. As
to the factory and tlw school he holds
that the development of the modern
factory has rather helped than hindered
the Intellectual progress of the masses.
He says, however, that additional leg
islation may be needed to protect child
hood against the greed of parents and
avarice of employers. Dr. Schaeffer
favors a system of township high
schools to be established at central
points. He recommends that the legis
lature make a liberal appropriation
to aid high school maintaining a given
DRF12CTS IN COMPULSOUY EDU
There are defects In the compulsory
education law, he says, which must be
remedied by future legislation. In his
opinion the vacation law must be en
forced by the exercise of good sense
and kindly pursuasion. He says there
has been a great Improvement In the
sanitary arrangements of the school
building. Dr. St haoft'er urges the ob
servance of arbor day and the planting
of trees. The met hod of distributing
the school appropriation Is discussed,
but no remedy Is suggested.
From the statistical table accomp
anying the report the following figures
are taken: Number of school districts
In the state, 2.47S; number of schools,
2."i.S9'J; number of graded schools, IS.Of.N;
number of female teachers, 17,t5'JS;
whole number of teachers, 26,704; av
erage salaries of male teachers per
month, $44.7S; average salaries of fe
male teachers per month, $.18.28; aver
age length of school term. In months,
7.DS; number of pupils, 1.0S8.7S6; aver
age number of pupils. S02.737; cost of
school houses, purchasing, building,
renting, etc., I4.0U6.93; teachers wages,
!i.fi22.25S.81; cost of school text books.
$736,913.78; fuel contingencies, fees of
coll"ctors and other expenses, J4.MS,
6X5.64; total expenditures $19,661,529; es
timated value of scliool r,roi vty, $18,
Hi.Q&H. THE CASTLES RETURN.
American Shop Lifters Return Home,
Sailing; Under the Name of "Mic.
baelY'-Troubled with Nervousness.
New York, Nov. 20. Mrs. Ella Castle,
the wealthy California woman, whosi
recent unfurtuncs experience In Lon
don, where she was convicted of shop
lifting, arrived here today on the
steamship Havel. Accompanying her
were her husband, Walter Michaels
Cast to, and their 10-ycar-old son, Fred
crick. Mrs. Castle, who was suffering
severely from nervousness and excite
ment, when she embarked on the Havel
at Southampton on Nov. 18, wus great
ly improved by the voyage. She bad
not, however, entirely recovered from
the effect of the terrible ordeal. The
steamship had a rough passage, for
several davs the wind and waves be
ing unusually high. Notwithstanding
tills, Mrs. Castle was not sea sick.
She a not n red for meals every day and
during the latter part of the voyage
spent considerable time on deck.
Although it was stated in cables
from London that the Castles sailed
under the name of "Michaels" as a
matter of fact their real names ap
peared on the passenger list. It was
explained that while Mr. Castle had
booked as "Michaels" he had signed
his right surname to his ticket nud
the steamship otlicials got It in that
The presence of the unfortunnte wo
man In the steamshiu was known to
the other passengers, and those who
met her personally proffered their deep
Dr. Krotoszyner. of San Francisco,
and his wife happened to be uboard the
steamship and the doctor attended Mis.
Castle when necessary during the voy
age, and Mrs. Krotoszyner was with
her constantly, comfortlns her ns
much as possible. Mrs. Castle's face
plainly shows the marks of the ordeal
she has lust undergone. Her manner
is naturally nervous and there Is evi
dence of a pained expression on her
once handsome face. She was heavily
veiled when she stepped from the
The only one present to greet the
returning couple was Alfred Ii. Cactle,
a brother of Mr. Castle. He had Jour
neyed from San Francisco to welcome
them back to America. Mrs. Castle,
with Mrs. Krotoszyner left the steamer
quietly, and no one on the dock rec
ognized her. She hurried to a wait
ing cab and was driven away. Her
husband and his brother remained be
hind to look after the baggage. It is
the intention of the Castles to remain
in this city a week or more with friends
after which thev expect to go to their
Pacific coast home. Where they will
stay while here, Mr. Castle refused to
Mr. Castle himself, aside from a
slight nervousness, seemed none the
worse for his unpleasant experience. He
was met In the cabin of the Havel,
when she arrived at Quarantine, by a
representative of the United Associated
Presses. He was cordial in his man
ner and warmlv expressed his appre
ciation of the kind words which came
from America during his hour of
"Indeed, I am very glad to get back
to this country," he declared. "It is
a good enough place for me. I think
the trip has benefited Mrs. Castle a
great deal. She Is naturally still very
nervous, and does not sleep much. In
fact, the great trouble now Is Insomia.
She still suffers some from hysteria,
"Have you made any preparations to
have your wife treated for kleptoma
nia?" was asked.
"I shall consult with my family be
fore making any arrangements." re
plied Mr. Castle. "She was examined
by the ablest experts of England and
now we will very likely call In the ex
perts of this country. My wife's trou
ble comes from certain physical causes,
which were fully explained to me by the
Loudon physicians. I think the effect
of her nervous system of rushing
through a trip In four months that
should have occupied two years was
what brought on her mental crisis.
While we were in Paris she was very
ill, and later, In Vienna, she was ill
"How do you regard your treatment
by the English officials?"
"It has been good. I have nothing to
say against any of them. As soon as
they found out they had got hold of the
wrong people, they treated us as cour
teously ns possible."
"Did you regard the $200,000 bail In
which yourself and wife were held as
"I don't care to say anything about
that. I suppose It Is their custom. Mr.
Castle said that Ambassador Unyard
had proved a good friend, as had also
James It. Roosevelt, the first secretary
of the American legation in London.
LETTER FROM MR, FRANCIS.
Thinks Legislation is Needed to
Check the Influence of Winlth.
Chicago, Nov. 26. A report from
Kansas City. Mo., says something of a
stir was created among the gold stand
ard Democrats here lust night by the
reading of a spirited letter from D. H.
Francis, secretary of the interior, at a
banquet held In celebration of the re
cent defeat of free silver. After re
ferring to the result of the recent elec
tion and declaring that In his opinion
It settled the financial question, at
least until the existing standard shall
have been given a fair and thorough
trial, Secretary Francis said:
"While I agree with the advocates of
sound money in the tight recently
made, there are many principles advo
cated by some of those who have been
advocates of that cause to which I
cannot subscribe. If some legislation
Is not enacted to check the growing in
fluence of wealth and circumscribe the
powers of the trusts and monopolies,
there will be an uprising of the people
before the century closes which will
endanger our institutions."
READY TO BUY CUBA.
The Patriots Are Prepared to Trent
New York, Nov. 26. Senor Palma, the
Cuban consul to the United States,
when seen today practically confirmed
the story published by Senor Cardenas
to the effect that he had, on behalf of
the Cuban patriots, made a proposition
to Premier Canovas for the purchase
of Cuba from the Spanish government.
Senor Annas says he had two inter
views with Canovns nnd that the propo
sition was seriously considered, but
there was a hitch when It came to the
matter of giving a guarantee that
Spain should carry out her promise.
Senor Palma said toilay that the Cu
bans are still ready to treat with Spain
and pay a reasonable sum of money if
the campnlgn of devastation In Cuba
Is ended. He also snld that It was true
that Senor Armas went to Paris last
summer and thnt the senor hnd a pri
vate understanding with him before he
left. He said that he was not at lib
erty Just now to say what that propo
TOM MANN ARRESTED.
Tho English Labor Agitator is Ex
pelled from Hamburg Territory.
London, Nov. 26. A' despatch to the
Central News from Hamburg says that
the strike is increasing and that the
number of men who have quit work Is
12,000. Nevertheless, coalsters are dis
charging their cargoes and some other
work along the docks is proceeding.
There has been no disorder.
The despatch adds that Tom Mann,
tho English labor agitator, was arrest
ed while attempting to enter Hambuig
territory and expelled. The police
placed their prisoner on board the
steamer Nottingham, bound for (Jiiins
New York, Nov. 2(1. Tho harbor steam
boat, John E. Moore, which started out
this morning on a lishlng excursion with
l.'O passengers, grounded at the Elbow of
Homer shoal Just Inside Sandy Hook and
sank, the water reaching her main deck.
No fatalities occurred, the excursionists
being taken olT by the station pilot boat,
Walter 11. Ailums, and brought to this
Killed nt Coot Unit.
Prooklyn. Nov. 26. William Hue, 11
years old, was knocked down in the midst
of a SLiimniage In a foot ball game be
tween the Eurukas and .Mutuals on the
parade ground in prospect park this aft. r
noon and when his companions carried
h!m off the field it was found that he was
unconscious, lie was quit kly removed to
the hospital, where he died in a few min
utes from hemorhhage of the lungs.
foot linll Captain Elected.
Philadelphia, Nov. 2G. After the game
this afternoon the Cornell foot bail team
usseinbled at thtlr hotel and elected Will
lam .MeKeever, left half back, caplaln of
next year's team. The University of
Pennsylvania foot ball team held a meet
ing und e lei led John H. Minds, who Is the
full tack of this year's eleven, to captain
the team next year
liliznrd at North Dakota.
Jamestown, N. D., Nov. 20. North Da
kola Is in the throes of one of the worst
blizzards in many years. Uusiness In this
city Is wholly suspended ami only one
train, a double header with four car", has
left here in the pust twenty-four hours.
At 9 o'clock the storm was increasing in
severity and the temperature had dropped
to live degrees above Zero.
The Strike nt Ilnmhiirg.
Hamburg, Nov. 26. The total number of
doik laborers on strike here Is S.unn, and
these have been Joined by the lighter men.
Ships arriving from England and Sweden
are bringing men to replace the strikers.
All of the port laborers in Hr. men are idle
and the dock men at Kiel Kill strike to
morrow. The Vote in .Missouri.
Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. L"J. Thn follow,
lug is the total vote for preslili ntlal elec
tors In this state: liryan, ::';:l.i!.',.'; McKin-b-y.
;!.!da; Prohibition. 3. !;! Soclillst
Labor. Hlo; Palmer-liiiekncr, 2,S3o; .Nation,
nl Prohibition. 2,i;M.
THE NKWS THIS MORMXU.
Weather Indications Today:
cnerally Fair; Colder.
1 Work Mapped Out for the Senate.
War Department Expenditures.
Pennsylvania's Liberal Sc hool System.
Jtetiun Home of the Castles.
Sir Lockwood Admires Cleveland.
2 Last of the Pig Foot Hall (lames.
3 (Loral) Observance of Thanksgiving
In Our Churches.
Mine Utlicials Are blamed.
5 (Local) Fire Men Seriously Burned In
Foot liall (James on Local Gridirons.
6 Thanksgiving Observance (Concluded).
7 Suburban Happenlnus.
How the Day was Spent In Gcner-'
8 News Up and Down the Valley.
Increase in Modern Coast Defences
Since the Year 1893.
FIFTY-TWO MILLIONS ARE EXPENDED
Uy the First or July Next Seventy
High Power Ilrcnch-Loading tiuns
and Ninety-live Mortars Will lie
MountedProblem of the Disap
pearing Carriage Has llccn Solved.
Washington, Nov. 26. Secretary La
mont's report of the operations of tho
war department for lttMS shows total
expenditures aggregating nearly
000.000, and an unexpended balance of
nearly $L.iHH).ooo turned back into the
treasury nt the end of the fiscal year.
For the three years of Colonel Lamont's
administration the surplus hus amount
ed to more than ir.,000,000.
On the lirst of July, ISM, of our mod
ern defense, but one high power gun
was mounted. Hy the first of July next
we will have In position seventy high
power breech loading guns and ninety
live breech londing mortars of modem
design, and by the following July, on
completion of work already under way
or provided for, 128 guns and 153 mor
tars. A battery of two or three of these
guns takes the place of the former pre
tentious fort and is vastly more effec
tive. The defenses now under consid
eration are distributed among the ports
of Portland, Me.; Portsmouth, N. II.;
Hoston, Narrangansett Pier, entrance
to Long Island Sound, eastern and
southern entrnnces to New York,
Philadelphia. Baltimore. Washington,
Hampton Itoiuls, Wilmington, Charles
ton, Savannah, Key West, Pensacola,
Mobile, New Orleans, (ialveston, San
Di"go, San Francisco, the mouth of
the Columbia river and Puget sound.
The total amount appropriated for sea
coast defenses. Including cost of sites,
formications and armament since the
adoption of the present scheme is $26.
45".oo, of which more than one-third
was carried by the act passed at the
last session of congress.
DISAPPEARING GUN CARRIAGE.
In the belief that the problem of n
satisfactory disappearing gun carriage
had been solved, the appropriation com
mittees were Informed at the previous
session of the present congress that
this department proposed to spend no
more money for gun-lift batteries, thus
saving twenty millions of dollars.
The construction of these carriages
In as large numbers as the appro
priation would permit was Immediately
undertaken both at the government
carriage factory at the Watertown ar
senal, and under contract. A still more
dillicult problem was the designing of
a disappearing all round Are earring'
for the 12-lnch breech loading rllle.
How dillicult a problem it was will
appear when It is noted that such it
carriage niUBt endure, without break
ing or straining any of its parts, the
tremendous shock due to the ballistic
force necessary to propel a 1,000 pound
projectile nt a velocity of twenty-one
hundred feet per second, lowering its
52-ton cun for a distance of nearly
eight feet to a secure position for load
ing and returning it to Its firing posi
tion, and that it must do this rapidly,
certainly, and easily, and by mechan
ism not liable to get out of order und
easy to be operated by the average
soldier. The technical difficulties In
volved may, perhaps, be better appre
ciated when It Is considered that a
similar case would be that of a Gu-mn
locomotive and tender running at a
speed of twenty miles per hour, which
Is required to be brought to a full
stop from this speed within n distance
of sixteen feet, or one-third of Its
length, yet so easily that generally at
the end of the motion there should not
be tho slluhtest jar.
lioth these problems, also, has been
satisfactorily solved, fine 12-Inch nil
around traverse disappearing carlage
Is now tinder construction and 8 nnd
pl-inch cnrrluges of similar design are
about to be commenced,
ARMAMENT OF TROOPS.
The armament of troops with the
new magazine nrms was completed In
May. and the armory Is turning out 12
rilles or carbines per dny under the
appropriation made last year. All the
ammunition for small nrms now mnde
and suoplied witli smokeless powder
Is of American manufacture and of sat
The army consists of 23.426 officers
and men. or 2S4 below the legal maxi
mum. The effective field strength on
October III. was 2.V.S2. The completion
nlrcady of some coasts defenses, and
the approaching completion of other
modern batteries render necessary
a larger force of artillerists, but no
other Increase of the army is nsked for.
The plan of sea coast defense Involved
one hundred distinct batteries In over
twenty harbors, and a force must grad
ually bo supplied to take care of guns
and fortifications as they are com
pleted and maintain them in a state of
llishnp Kcnne En Route lor Rome.
Paltlmore. Nov. 2H. Tt Is nhlclally an
nounced that !lhop Keane Is on his way
to Home. It Is expected that he will slop
over In Haltlninre for a conference with
Cardinal tiibbotis. He may also ston In
Washington to pay his resnects to Mgr.
ilarlinelli, the papal delegate.
o finest nt the While House.
Washington, Nov. !!. The president and
Mis. Cleveland occupied their pew at the
Pirst Presbyterian church and listened to
Dr. Talmt'ge's sermon this mornlnt.'. They
had no guests at the white house Thanks.
Kiting dinner, which was altogether a
New York. Nov. 2H. Arrived: Ethiopia,
from lilasMiw. Stiled: II. 11. Mclr, from
Hremen. Arrived out: Aller. at P.re
nierl'.avn; Kins, at Naples; Clnnssla. at
(irtfiiock. Hulled for New York: Kulda,
from (ieiioa: .Mississippi, from London.
Spanish Troops Defeat Insurgents.
Madrid. Nov. 2fi. A dlsiiRteh from Manila
r:ivs that the Spanish troops under Major
Artega have defeated a body of Phllip
pi nis Insurgents, whose losses in killed
and wouudtd were upward of 4W men.
Thirty Miners Killed.
TPeslau. Nov. "i. A Ureslnn newspaper
publishes an account of a colliery disas
ter at .engorse, Russian Poland, in which
thirty miners were killed.
In Jail Tor faff Keeping.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 31. Jam Stone,
the alleged assailant of Mrs. (ireeu, at
Mavllild, was brought to Iilsville from
Puducah at midiiiuht for safe keeping.
New York. Nov. 27. In the Middle states
toilay. partly cloudy to cloudy, warmer
wenlher will prevail, followed by rain by
the afternoon, with fresh to brisk south
erly winds, becoming hlnh and danger
ous on the coasts. On Saturday, partly
cloudy weather will prevail, preceded by
rain, with falling temperature and brisk
southwesterly winds, shifting to north
westerly, with some snow In northern ills,
trlcts, followed by clearing and cold wave.
We offer this week ex
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Stat Storks Are Best
Quality and Prices
will tell them.
About 10 dozen Ladles' Combination
Suits, ranging in value from $1.50 to ?2.W,
in Gray and White,. Broken Sizes at Wo.
1 -miles' Onelta Combination Suits In
W hlte, Oray and Black, at Ureatly Re
Ladles Pleece-Llned Vests and Pants,
at 25c., 3ic., 45c. and 47c. each. All Ex
Krokvii lots of Children's Fleece-Lined
Vests und Pants, 25c goods; 17o. each,
while they last.
Dents' Natural Wool Shirts and Draw,
ers. extraordinary value; 75c. each.
Dents' Pine Camels' Hair Shirta and
Drawers, sizes 34 to 51), J1.00 each.
Dents' Health Underwear In fine grada
wool und llueco lined. Also full lino of
Tie SMptcr Sanitary
For Ladtes, Gents
and Children. .
100 dor.n Ladles' Illack Cashmere Hosa
at 25c. USc. and Mic.
Indies' Illack Pleece-Llned Hose In sev
Pull linn of Children's Hosiery, which
nre so well known wo need not specify
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