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Tbe Lives of One Hondred
Men in Danger at Bal
timore No. 2.
ALL BUT A SCORE RESCUED
Wilkes-Barre Visited by Another
Mine Disaster Big Explosion
Occurs While the Miners Are
Fighting Fire-Heroic Work of
the Rescuing Party Men Taken
Out in an Unconscious Condition.
List of the Victims.
Wilkes-Barre. Pn., D" 21. A dis
astrous explosion occurred In the Balti
more No. 2 shaft, operated by the Dela
ware and Hudson Coal company, short
ly after 4 o'clock this afternoon. The
colliery when in full operation employs
nearly 300 men and boys; less than one
third of thin number, however. Were at
work when the explosion occurred. At
this writing (10.30 p. m.) all but a score
of the men had been accounted for.
It is possible that all can be Ratten
out of the mine in safety. A great
many of the miners had narrow es
capes. As soon as the report of the
explosion was heard, all hands made a
rush for the main gangway, hoping to
effect their escape by way of the shaft.
The after damp, however, wus so
strong that many of the men and boys
were overcome. The strongest man
aged to reach the foot of the shaft
first. The older men had to be carried
along by the younger comrades. Some
of them became exhausted and were
taken out with great difficulty. Toe
scene of the explosion was on a plane
one mile distant from the foot of the
shaft, between thirty and forty men
being employed there. The ventllu
tlon is said to be not the best, and
there was an accumulation of gus, but
what ignited it is, up to 11 o'clock to
night, as yet a mystery. There are
three theories. The llrst is that a
"feeder" of gas was Ignited by the
lamp of one of the miners. The second
Is that a blatt set fire to a small body
of gas and that the men were fighting
this fire when the big explosion oc
curred. The third, and most plausible
one. Is that the roof in the slope fell In
and crushed a lot of dynamite that was
stored there. This exploded, setting
tire to the gas. Some of the' men wtio
were rescued Inhaled more or less after
dump and will be laid up for soma time.
Those who crawled out on their hands
and knees had the flesh badly lacerat
ed. The explosion was heard plainly
on the surface, and In a short time a
crowd of over 1,000 persons had, col
lected. GRIEF OP RELATIVES.
It was pitiable to behold the grief
of the relatives of the entombed men
and boys. InBide Foreman Matthews
was the first to enter the mine with a
rescuing party. He did not go far,
however, until he was driven back by
the after damp. After ventilation had
been somewhat restored he again went
down the shaft and proceeded through
the workings for some distance and
found two unconscious men. The lat
ter were brought to the surface and
taken to the hospital. Matthews and
his party then again attempted to pro
ceed further Into the mine encountered
a large body of gas and all had a nar
row escape from death. The rescuing
party that went Into the mine at eight
o'clock made good headway and
reached a point within 500 feet of the
foot of the plane where the explosion
occurred. They stumbled across the
bodies of three men who lay uncon
scious from the effects of the gas.
Their names are Owen Mnrley, An
thony Mulisky and Charles Burger. All
three were brought to the surface as
quickly as possible and taken to the
At 10.50 o'clock tonight, one of the
rescuing parties brought the glad in
telligence to the surface that all the
men, fourteen in number, who were at
work on the plane, were safe, and as
far as known not a life was lost. When
the rescuers came upon the men they
were all unconscious. They had sought
and found a high place where they
awaited the rescuers. Thev were not
affected by the after damp, but were
nearly suffocated by smoke.
THEORIES OF THE CAUSE.
The belief now is that the dynamite
exploded and the fumes found their
way to the plane. The men at work
In the slope say there was a slight fire
In the mine this morning and .that
they had notified the men at work In
the plane to get out. The plane men
deny this. They say the first notifica
tion they had was the blinding smoke
which came in upon them.
There was great rejoicing at the head
of the shaft when the men were brought
up. The doctors say that with good
care all may ultimately recover. Su
perintendent Foote said tonight that he
was not prepared to say how the explo
sion nctually occurred. The company
has always taken every precaution to
protect the lives of their employes
aenlnst falls and explosions.
The following were overcome by the
smoke: John Hmeiger, Abram Duns
ton, Michael Conway, Jacob Stevens,
John Mulvey, Michael Chumpo, Frank
Howard, Ernest Johnston, Michael
Krubshaw, William Llppero, Chris
tian Bangor. They were overcome by
smoke 'and some of them may die.
They are all married and many of them
have large families.
LABOR LEADERS MEET.
Action Favoring the Election of
United States Senator.
Cincinnati, O., Dec. 21. The llrst matter
of importance at the session of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor "today was a
resolution from the committee on law,
which shuts out local trades unions and lo
cal federal labor unions from representa
tion In conventions of the American Fed
eration, with the committee's recommend
ation for Its adoption. Attention - had
been called to the fact that the resolution
would exclude the fishermen who have
no national organization and can have
Fonder action favoring the election of
United Btates senators by- direct vote of
the people was reaffirmed. The executive
council was Instructed to present a bill
In congress refusing street car companies
the right to use the words "United Btates
mall" on their cars.
The Butler bill, now before' congress,
favoring the ownership of all tlgrsph
and telephone lines In connection with the
mall service, wus endorsed.
A resolution demanding that the fullest
Investigation of the Carnegie Steel com
pany's violation of contract with the
I'nited States by furnishing armor plate
of Inferior quality, be made by congress,
was adopted. ,
It was decided that the American Fed
eration of Labor will not recognize mu
sicians' 'organizations, unless affiliated
with the American Federation of Musi
cians. 'BILLET P09L" MEETINQ.
The Open .Market Question Is Dis
cussed at the Holland House.
New York. Dec. 21. Representatives of
the principal manufacturers of bessemer
steel belonging to the American Bessemer
Steel association commonly known as the
"billet pool," gathered at the Holland
House this morning to discuss the most
Important mutter that has come before
them since their association was organ
ized In this city in April lust. .The llel.
lalre Steel company, which has not been
in thorough accord with the association,
was not directly represented, but a promi
nent member of the association admitted
that the interests of the Kellulre people
would be looked after by others present at
the meeting today.
It was 11.30 o'clock when Major L. S.
Rent, of the Pennsylvania Steel com
pany, president of the association, called
the meeting to order. Two main proposi
tions engaged the attention of the meet
ing. The first concerns the open market
question, which, from certain aspects,
threatens ono or the ends for which the
Interests were allied to promote; and the
other has to do, indirectly at least, with
a more definite understanding- between
the rail and billet interests.
The rail Interests wen; specially repre
sented by President Stackhonse, of the
Cambria Iron Company; Major Bent, of
the Pennsylvania Steel company; and
representatives of the Lackawanna Iron
and Steel company.
PANIC AT CHICAGO.
Three Privp'e Banks Are Closed on Ac
count of the Failure ol the National
Bank of Illinois.
Chicago, Dec. 21. The closing of an
institution which was considered the
second strongest national bank In Chi
cago, quickly followed by the failure
of three private banking house- whlrh
did business with It, caused a flurry of
excitement In financial circles today
and led to runs on several banks by
timid depositors. A flood of rumors
relative to other banks and business
linns added to the intense nervousness
which pervaded all classes of people
long after banking hours and the close
of the courts.
The banks which were closed follow:
National Hank of Illinois, capital,
ll.OOO.OUO; liabilities, JU.OOO.OOO. E. 8.
Dreyer Si Co., bankers, mortgage brok
ers and real estate dealers, liabilities,
$1,500,000; estlnmted value of assets,
1,650.000. Wasmansdorff f$ Heinman,
bankers and moragage brokers, liabili
ties, $416,000; estimated value of assets,
$550,000. itoseland Savings bank, Rose
land, 111., small capital and estimated
assets equal to liabilities.
All the private banks that closed their
doors cleared through the National
Hank of Illinois, and the big crash com
pelled their suspension to conserve their
assets and protect creditors. The two
private city banks went into liquida
tion through receivership proceedings
In the courts.
Reassuring action was taken at a
largely attended meeting of the clearing
house association at which a resolution
was unanimously adopted to make ad
vances bv way of loans to creditors
to the extent of 75 per cent, upon prop
erly proven claims.
The decision of the clearing house
committee to refuse clearing privileges
to the National bank of Illinois, and
also to refuse funds by which the bank
could have gone into voluntary liquida
tion was chiefly due to the astounding
discovery that the bank had loaned
$2.-100,000 to the Calumet Electric Street
Railroad company on its bonds as sole
security. This loan exceeeded the
bank's capital and surplus. Another
account, which caused the bankers to
hesitate was stated to be near $500,000
the debtor being E. S. Dreyer & Co.
Robert Herger, the only partner of Mr.
Dreyer,' is a son-in-law of George
Schneider, president of the failed Na
tional bank. There was two other big
loans which were considered poor col
lateral. The necessary sequel to this refusal
to lend aid or to continue clearing
privileges was that the big national
bank on Dearborn street failed to open
its doors this morning for public busi
ness. This was anticipated by the ac
tion of the clearing house committee,
but there was a small crowd of anxious
depositors waiting when a card was
hung on the door reading as follows:
"This bank is in the hands of a na
tional bank examiner. By order of the
comptroller of the currency."
This cheerless announcement for de
positors wus quickly followed by the
posting of notices that certain pri
vate banks and business firms would
clear through other banks, or pay
checks which had been given Saturday
on the suspended Institution.
The heaviest run on city banks dur
ing the day was directed at the Oar
den City Hanking and Trust company.
They withstood the attack of 200 anx
ious depositors and tonight gave out
the statement that they were thorough
ly prepared to pay everybody who
wanted money tomorrow, though they
believed the worst was over. The
bank has $2,000,000 on deposit, but the
savings department is not large. Coun
ty Treasurer Kocherberger Is a direc
tor and there Is a large amount of
county money there. The financial un
easiness on the part of the bankers
and depositors has been aggravated
lately by the numerous failures of
building and loan associations and the
exposures of their financial rottenness.
Th'rcntcn to Implicate Others in the
Wrecking ol the Title Co.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 21.-A. J. Speckert,
who tied the city four months ago to es
cape trial, on the charge of embezzling
the funds of the Gorman American Title
company, of which he was president, re
turned to this city this morning and sur
rendered. The title company failed for
several hundred thousand dollars and It
was found to be a perfect wreck.
Speckert, when arraigned In court,
pleaded guilty and furnished ball for his
appearance Feb. 24. He says he will issue
a statement Implicating others in the
wrecking of the title company.
Squndron Ready to Sail.
New York, Dec. 21. The United States
cruiser New York and battleship Maine
passed out at Quarantine shortly aftr
noon, bound for Hampton Roads, to join
the other vessels of the North Atlantic
squardon, preparatory to a southern
' - Powder for Uncle 8am.
Paulsboro, N. J., Dec. 21. The big Du
pont powder mills at Carvery's Point,
Qlbbstown, are working night and day to
fill large orders for the government. Five
new buildings are being added to the
Carvery's Point plant.
Killed on the D., L.AW.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Dec. 21. -Mrs. John
Carey, aged 60 years, was struck by a
switching engine In the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western railroad yards at
Plymouth tcdny and wes Instsntlv killed.
NO AGITATION OVER
THE CUBAN AFFAIR
Mr. Cameron's Resolution Arouses Little
Interest in tbe Senate.
VARIOUS SUBSTITUTES ARE OFFERED
The Senate Passes Mr. Call's Reso
lution Referring to tbe lmprin
ment of American Citizens in
Spanish Penal 8ettlcments&ynop
sis of the Report of Senator
Washington, Dec, 21. There was no
special excitement manifested today
by senators or by the general public
in the matter of the Joint resolution
acknowledging the independence of the
republic of Cuba. The galleries were
not occupied to the extent of two
thirds of their capacity.. The proceed
ings were of a formal and uninterest
ing character. Thev consisted merely
of reporting the Joint resolution by Mr.
Cameron, of Pennsylvania, from the
committee on foreign relations and
the offering of various substitutes for
It on the part of senators. Mr. Vest,
of . Missouri, ) resented a resolution de
claring that the exclusive power to de
termine when the independence of a
foreign people struggling to establish
a government for themselves should be
recognized Is vested by the constitu
tion, not in the president of the United
States, but In congress and he gave
notice that he would address the sen
ate tomorrow m support of that dec
laration. Mr.. Hill, of New York, offered a sub
stitute for the committee joint reso
lution, declaring that a state of war
exists in Cuba, according belligerent
rights to the Cubans, and announcing
mat tne united states will preserve a
a state of neutrality between the bel
ligerents. Mr. Bacon, of Georgia, offered a reso
lution asserting that the question of
recognition of anv people as a free
ana independent nation is a Question
exclusively for the determination of
congress, and does not appertain to
tne executive department. And at 111
another resolution was offered by Mr.
Chilton, of Texas, declaring that a con
dition of public war exists between the
government of Spain and the govern
ment which has been for some time
maintained by force of arms by the
people of Cuba, and that the United
States will maintain a strict neutral
ity between the contending- parties,
according to each, all the rights of bel
ligerents in the ports and territories
of the United States. These various
resolutions and substitutes were either
laid on the table, with the foreign re
lations committee's report, or were re
ferred to the commltte on the Judi
ciary. The whole subject, however,
will be open to discussion tomorrow,
when Mr. Vest calls up his resolution.
SENATOR CAMERON'S REPORT.
The report of Senator Cameron from
the committee on foreign relations
which was presented to the senate to
day to accompany the Cuban resolu
tions which were adopted by the com
mittee Friday, Is a document of great
length and deals, in opening, with mod
ern precedents of European Interven
tion where Independence was the Issue
Involved. It continues:'
From this body of precedents. It Is
clear that Europe has invariably as
serted and practiced the right to Inter
fere, both collectively and separately,
amicably and forcibly. In every in
stance except that of Poland.
The report continues:
"America, both north and south has
always aimed to moderate European
intervention and to restrict Its exer
cise." After referring to President Monroe'
announcement in his annual message
of December 182.1, that new nations,
which his act alone had recognised as
Independent, were by that act placed
outside of the European system and
that the United states would regard,
any attempt to extend that system
among them as unfriendly to this gov
ernment, the report says: "From that
tiay to this the American peoples have
always and unanimously supported and
approved the Monroe doctrine."
Reference is made to the very friend
ly feeling on the part of Great Britain
and Mexico with the "Southern Con
federacy" and to the Invitation of
Lord John Russell to the empore.r of
France to co-opernte with England In
"Joint endeavor" to obtain "from each
of the belligerents" certain concessions
In favor of neutrality. On May 8 the
French minister "concurred entirely In
the views of Her Majesty's govern
ment," and on May 13 the British gov
ernmt nt issued Its formal proclamation
of neutrality between the United
Slates and "certain states styling them
selves the Confederate States of Amer
ica." "More serious still." the report goes
on to say, "as a symptom of European
tempor, was the Joint action concerted
between England and France, which
soon proved that England, while wait
ing for the dissolution of the Union,
meant In recognizing the Independence
of the Southern Confederacy to revive
her old belligerent claims of 1812, which
had never been expressly abandoned.
To the fact that Russia was avowedly
frlendlv and that the two most pow
erful HrltlBh ministers of their time
were outvoted In their own cabinet.
America owed her escape from Euro
PRESIDENT GRANT'S ACTION.
Coming down to 1869 when the Cuban
insurgents annealed to the United
States for recognition the report says
President Grant admitted the JUBtlce of
the claim and directed the minister of
the United States at Madrid to Interpose
our good offices with the Spanish gov
ernment. The story of that Interven
tion is familiar and was made the basis
of a resolution In the senate last ses
sion requesting the president once
more to interaose our friendly offices
for the recognition of the independence
The interval of nine months which
has elapsed since that action of con
gress, the report continues, has proved
the necessity of carrying It out to com
pletion. The words of President Cleve
land In his last annual message re
garding the Cuban situation, are in
part quoted and the report agrees
with the conclusion of the message,
that our obligation to the sovereignty
of Spain are "surpassed by higher ob
ligations which we can hardly hesi
tate to recognize and discharge." The
report upholds the autonomy of the In
surgents and concludes: "The only
question that properly remains for con
gress to consider ls the mode which
should be adopted for the step which
congress is pledged next to take. The
government of the United States enter
tains none but the friendliest feeling
towards Spain. Its most anxious wish
Is to avoid even the appearance of un
friendliness which is wholly foreign
to its thoughts."
The course pursued by the United
States in recognition of Colombia is
the only course which congress can
consistently adopt. We recommn1.
MEN OF PROMINENCE.
therefore, the Joint resolutions with
AN ADDITIONAL REPORT.
Senator Mills, of Texas, and Morgan.
of Alabama, of the foreign relations
committee. Joined in making an addi
tional report on the Cuban resolution,
While they cave the majority report
their unqualified approval concurring
In all that Is said in that report, they
aeemea u well to present some addl
tional reasons for agreeing to It unci
for the passage of the resolution. Tills
tney aid at length.
The senate passed Mr. Catl's resolu
tion, referring to the alleged Imprison
ment of American citizens in Spanish
penal settlements. It directs the sec
retary of state to send to the senate a
report of all naturalized citizens of the
I'nuej states, of whose arrest and Im
prisonment, trial or conviction or sen
tence, either to Imprisonment at the
penal colony of Ceuta or elsewhere he
hus any Information, and that he shall
inform the senate In such report of the
persons now held in confinement at
Ceuta and of the charges, briefly stated.
on which they were condemned and the
nature of the evidence, so far as the
same appears on the files of the state
The house spent another day's ses
sion In consideration of the legislative,
exeoutive and Judicial appropriation
bill, and still came to no result thereon.
Nearly all of the time was given to
discuksing the future control of the
library, whether by the Joint commit
tee on the library as proposed by that
committee In Mr. Quigg'S substitute,
or by the librarian, as proposed by the
committee -on appropriations. The
principal speeches In favor of the ap
propriation committee's plan was made
by Messrs. Bingham (Penn.) and Can
non (III.), of the committee, and by Mr.
Cummings (N. Y.) In favor of the
Quigg substitute. The latter was re
jected 27 to 85.
On motion by Mr. Shafroth (Col.) the
salary of the librarian was reduced
from $6,000 to $5,000.
On the subject of the appropriations
for the civil service committee Mr. Ev
ans (Ky.) made a short speech against
the law. In the morning hour the Im
migration bill was taken from the
speaker's table and the senate's request
for a conference on the amendments
made by that body agreed to.
The house conferrees are Messrs.
Batholdt (Mis.), Danford (O.) and Wil
son (S. C).
SYMPATHY FOR CUBA.
Italian Radicals Will Introdaee a
Motion Favorable to Insurgents.
Rome, Dec. 21. In the chamber of deou
ties today a member of the radical party
gave notice of his intention to Introduce
a motion expressing the sympathy of the
chamber of deputies with the Cuban in-
"ThenMarquls Di Rudinl prime minister.
Intimated that the ministry would oppose
the adoption of such a motion by the
chamber. His remarks evoked violent
protests on the part of the radicals. In
the course of the discussion. Signor Im
bilanl, the radicul leader, declared that his
partv at least would Join the American
and other civilised peoples In hoping that
the Cubans might be victorious In their
struggle for freedom.
London Comments Upon Scoor
London, Dec. 21. Commenting upon the
declaration of Senor Canovas. the Span
ish premier, that he will brook no Inter
ference with the sovereignty of Spain In
Cuba, the Pall Mall Gazette says that
Senor Canovas Is magnificent In his de
tiance, but his utterance is not business
like. If'he wishes to avail himself of the few
months' grace remaining to him. the Ju
Zette says, he must change his resolutely
immobile attitude for resolute action.
Tommy Ryan Whip McCarthy.
Buffalo. N. Y.. Dec. 21. Two thousand
people saw Tommy Ryan, of Syra
cuse, the champion welter-weight, whip
Billy McCarthy, of Australia, in seven
rounds before the Empire Athletic club of
this city tonight. McCarthy's seconds
threw iip the sponge. The battle was
marked by savage fighting from start to
Armstrong Was Invincible.
New York, Dec. 21. The 20-round bout
between Hob Armstrong, of Chicago, and
Charley Strong, of Newark, N. J., before
the Broadway Athletic club tonight, was
won by Armstrong In the nineteenth
THE NEWS THIS M0RMNU.
Weather Indications Todays
Light Snow; Colder.
1 Report of Foreign Relations Committee
on Senator Cameron's Cuban Reso
lution. Wilkes-Barre the Scene of a Big Mine
State treasurer's Report.
Chicago National Banks Collapse.
2 Wall Street Review and Markets.
3 (Local) Special Session of Criminal
Case that Resembles Murder.
Comments of the Press.
5 (Local) Board of Trade Discusses Good
School Controllers Wrangle Over In
0 (Story) "The Connoisseur" (Conclud
ed). 7 Buburban Happenings.
8 Nei" U (nd fern t Vatl".
Secretary of State.
MR. HAYWOOD'S REPORT.
Tbe State Treasurer Submits Fifures
for the Year Eudinj Novem.
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 21. The report
of State Treasurer Havwood for the
year ending November 30, shows gen
eral fund receipts of 12,635, 127.58 and
sinking fund receipts of 1300,000.
Among the items in the column of re
ceipts were the following:
Tax on corporation stock and limited
partnerships, 3.828,252.84; tax on gross
receipts (corporation), 711,862.87; tax
on bank stock, 526,655.28; tax on In
come, ss, 337.0; foreign Insurance com
panies, tux on premiums, 548,442.18; tax
on loans (municipal), 20j',767.15; tax
on loans (corporations), 805,770.85; tax
on personal property (three-fourths to
be returned), 2,816,207.84; tax on col
lateral Inheritance, 825,717.02; mercan
tile licenses, 554,857.84; wholesale
liquor licenses, $459,809; brewers and
distillers' lisences, 126.018.20; bottlers'
licenses, 118.857.82: billiard licenses.
44,815.43; theater, circus, etc., licenses,
17.084.23; bonus on charters, 310,873.34;
United States government, for soldiers'
and sailors' home, Erie, 44,481.76; fees
of office, 125,834.28; personal fees, $23.
768.40; conscience money, 436.30.
The total payments reached 11,004.
517.97, Including among others the fol
Judiciary. 674.b70.02; public printing
and binding, 278.071.02; executive de
partment. 129.899.86; state department,
52,048.62; auditor general's department,
42.421.68; treasury department, 23.
49.73; attorney general's department,
22,949.98;; department oT internal af
fairs, 55,039.66; department of public
Instruction, 123,133; adjutant general's
department, 124.700; factory Inspector's
department, $116,300; Insurance depart
ment. 18,8'9.82; banking department,
50,924.76; department of agriculture,
81,342.10; state library. 125.171.13; pub
lic grounds and buildings, 194,860.59;
stationery and supplies, 167.259.55: In
spection and supervision of coal mines,
70,125.98: Pennsylvania commissioners
of fisheries, $22,500; Chlckamauga and
Chattanooga battlefields commission,
13,858.88; hospitals and asylums for the
Insane, 738.390.58; penitentiaries. 125,
283.43; reformatories, 1206,952.54; Charit
able Institutions, 1.141.700.04: Miscel
laneous Institutions. 116,204.92 state
tax on personal property returned to
counties (three-fourths), 12,038,936.04;
common schools, 3.871,200.48; soldiers
orphans' schools, 186.190.83; National
Guard of Pennsylvania, $329,330.57.
The sinking fund payments were as
Loans redeemed. I.OOO; interest on
public debt, 1238.351.50; Interest on pro
ceeds of sale of experimental farms.
1.020; Interest on land script bond. $30,
000; fiscal agents compensation, $6,000;
relief notes redeemed, 14; a total of
CENTRAL PACIFIC BONDS.
Awards Made Yesterday at Washing
Washington. Dec. 21.-Blds for 12,780,000
first mortgage bonds, now held In the sink
ing fund of the Central Pacific Railroad
company, were opened at the treasury de
partment today and awards mude. The
government had been guaranteed a price
for these bonds and prospective bidders
were notified that bids below this would
be rejected. The guarantors were J. P.
Morgan & Co., of New York. They offered
to tuke all the bonds at par and Interest,
or none. A computation showed that the
highest bills In each group would net the
government about $tHM more than the
guarantee, and the awards were made as
stated. The Morgan company's offer
amounted to Jpe.i.
The awards were made as follows: Spey
er Co.. New York, Central Pacific 97,
llMH.uon. at W and accrued Interest, Cen
tral Pacllic 1SHS. l.3L'0,ut. at PWH- and ac
crued interest; Ktihn, Loeb or Co., New
York, Union Pacific. ISM and 1897. tXiS.tRM,
at Pit ii5. fnlon Pacllic IK and 199. Wol.uOO,
at 1"3., Kansas Pacific ISM, $142.ilaj, at 1u9;
Asiiel & Co.. New York, Kansas Pacific
IM."), II.'S.IJW, ut 10.V51.
BLACK DIAMOND'S" RECORD.
The Lehigh Valley Flyer Runs 03
Miles in 10M Minutes.
Philadelphia, Dec. 21. "Black Diamond
Express." on the Lehigh Valley railroad,
has made o new record. On Dec. 15 the
train left Wilkes-Barre at 4.53 p. m twenty-six
minutes late, and arlrved at Sayre
6.33 p. m., ten minutes late, running a
distance of nlnely-llve miles in 1S min
utes, including a stop of three minutes
at Laceyvllle for water.
It left Sayre at u.37 p. m., ten minutes
late and reached Geneva at 7.55 p. m., on
time, making the run of seventy-three
and one-half miles In seventy-eight min
utes. Dynamiters Depart for C'nba.
Sault Ste Marie, Mich., Dec. 21. A com
pany of between thirty and forty men
composed of miners and others, eiy
one expert In handling dynamite, has
left In small squads to meet at come point
In the south or east, from whence they
will ship for Cuba to help the Insurgents.
Tin Plate Mills Closed.
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 21. The Lalance.
Clrosjcan tin plate mills have practically
ceased operations because of trouble with
the men over the discharge of one of their
number. It Is understood to be the pur
pose of the company to stamp out an ef
fort to organise a branch of the Amalga
Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York. Dee. 22. In the Middle states
today, overcast to fair weather will pre
vail, with fresh variable winds, most
northwesterly and southwesterly, preced
ed by light snow on the coasts, and nearly
stationary, followed by slightly higher
temperature. On Wednesday, partly
cloudy to fair weather, warmer, with
fresh southwesterly and southerly winds
Black and Fancy Silks
and Satins, including an
elegant line of Evening
Moire Velours in Black
and Evening Shades.
LACE HANDKERCHIEFS IN DUCH.
ESS, VALIENCI EN ICS AND POINT.
FRENCH AND IRISH HAND EM
IX GREAT VARIETY.
BLACK LACE SCARF AND FICHU'3.
LADIES' FANCY NECKWEAR.
LADIES' AND GENTS' INITIAL HAND.
BLACK AND FANCY SILK UNDER.
QENTLEFEN'S BLANKET BATH
SHIRTS, NECKWEAR, COL
LARS, CUFFS, ETC.
ELEGANT NEW STOCK Off ;
Lfitfflt rioQlfvna l knJI.. n .
of kid gloves in the city.
510 AND 512
Holiday 1896 Slippers
and Shoes, Sensible Pres
ents. Every Department
114 AND 116 WYOMING AVE.
On all bur Holiday Goods.
Call and let us prove it to
Watches from $4.50 up.
Every one warranted at
408 Spruce St.
NEAR DIMIJ BANK.
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