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EIGHT TAOES 3i COLUMNS.
JSCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24. 18J.
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NEW REPUBLIC OF
Representatives Formally Recognized by
RECEPTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Envoy ofthc Dirt Arc Presented lv
Seerelnry Olncy mid Arc Attired in
I'ull Lvciiiiiu Dress President lleve
hind's Address to Hit; Minister und
Oilier I entriil Americans.
Washington, IVe. 23. President
Cleveland this afternoon In a siiniitlc
uiil mn h. feminity recomiizod the
new greater ropuDlio 01 i I'liirai vviin-i -.......
..........I 1 1 1 sitilv-iittnr NifiirauUiL
urnl Honduras, by receiving in the east
room or the executive mansion me en
..f tit.. ltl..t itf ihn m lritvcl'lllllcllt.
J. D. KmliiKUi'li, wliii was accompii-
ti !- hy his secretary m icsuiiun, i.uo.
V. Curt-a uml his attache. J. I. Hod
vicii..v ti- s;.i'i'i.t:irv ( ilnov nrcsentetl
the Central Americans, who were nt
tlrcd In full evening dress.
In reply to Mr. Kodrimtez s atiureas
iniseiitlntr his credeiitiaU as minister,
l'lesUlent Cleveland said:
.Mr Minister: I tike pleasure In recou
lilzinK in the inline of the Culled Stall's
of Amerleu the Greater Kcpiihlie of I en-ti-al
America, eotistltuted puisuaiil to
Mipulatloiis uf the treaty of Amapala of
June 2. W: l'tveen the repulilles of
Mondiiras Nleiirngua and Salvador, and
in euterliiK into diplomatic relations
then with. Sueh recomilllon Is shell and
siuh relations entered upon in the dis
tinct undi istandlnn that the responsibd-
v uf eaell of those republics to the Lull
ed States of America remains wholly un
affected. , ,
1 discern In the art'cles of association
from which the llel derives Its powers a
step towards a closer union of Central
American states In the interest of I heir
common defense ami m-noral welfare,
....l I I I, il, iiiMnl of nth.
turn I nriruiiir 11 mc .,,, v.. .....
er steps to he taken in the same direction
an. I Willi li It Is unpen may eventually re
sult ill the conxiilidutlon of all tile states
ol' Central America as one nation for nil
the purposes of their rorelun relations
Ilol'KK Kill! TIIE NEW KRPri'.LIC
The president expressed liope that
the new republic would soon include
Costa Iticn and Ciualainula, the two
richest and most progressive of the
Isthmian countries. Is expected tn have
eniiHlderalile weight in expeditine their
iiillicreiice to the new iirriitincinent.
The iioveriumuits of both these eonu
tries ure favoralily disposed towards the
union but ale prevented by their con
stitutions I ruin Joining it w ithout the
lull approval of their legislatures,
which will probably be secured in u few
li ii n 1 lis.
The diet of the new (Jreater Republic
which met in Aimiimla, Salvador, last
June uml remains there a year will be
transferred to the capital of one of the
oilier countries next June and in turn to
the cupitol of each of the others for a
year. It has exclusive control of the
l'oivl:,'ti relations of Its participants
and miestioiiH arising between them,
lis const itut ion provides for dropping
the word "llnaler" from lis title when
joined by Uuuluniula und Costa Itlca.
The New Gunboat Is Christened by the
Granddaughter of the Late
Kliznbcthpnrt. X. J.. Dep. 2-L-Tlie
new Kiiulioat Annapolis was launched
ill tin- Crescent Ship yard this morn
Iiib. .Miss (ieoinlana l'nttersoii porter,
maiiil'luiinhter of the late Admiral Por
ter, christened the vessel. It will re
quire two months to lit ihe vessel out,
put in her engines, mount lief t!iins,
lie. She will be' turned over to the
novel nnieiit not later than .March 1.
W ork has been rushed on her oil orders
The Annapolis is one of the six com
posite mitiliouts unl horixc d by congress
on July 14, 1MI.1. Uf the six vessels of
thU type, three have already been
launched the Marietta, the Vicksluu-K
and the Newport the lust two of willed
went off the ways on Dee. f, at the
Hath. Iron works. In her general up
pearanee, the Annapolis closely resem
bles a modern steam yacht with auxil
iary sail power. Her length over all Is
Sell feet. Jler iiicati ilrauttbt Is 12 feet,
which Is liaht enotiuh to permit her
to naviuale the shallow waters of the
China coast and the rivers id this coun
try I vn purposes for which the ves
sels of her class were particularly de-siiu-d.
The Annapolis lias been ordered to
be litteil up us a training ship to take
the place of the little Panetoft as :i
summer cruising vessel for the Annap
ANCIENT LAND MARK'S.
The Subject of William Jennings
Atlnnta. Cia., Dee. 23. Hon. W. J.
Itrvan opened his lecture tour here to
uiRht nt the llrand Opera house before
a larse audience. All day lout? he held
an almost continued reception. (!ov
I'llior Atkinson took him to the execu
tive mansion In the inoriiinjj; as his
At noon the Ymins Men's Pemocratle
league tendered him n luncheon, and
tonight the Fulton club entertained
him. Among the speakers at the lunch
eon, was ex-Secretary Hoke Smith.
Mr. Hryan was introduced by Hal
Iewis. the Oeorsian who nominated
him nt Chicago.
The late nominee's reception was en
thusiastic, the audience cheering loudly
and long. His subject was "The An
cient Landmarks." The subject mutter
was extremely conservative. The ad
dress was a discussion of governmen
ACCUSED BY HIS BROTHER.
Andrew J. Kicker Sent to Jnil on
Charge of Kmbr .lenient.
Newark, N. J., Dec. 23. Andrew J.
liiker, of Maplewood. was today com
mitted to jail at that place In default
of $6,000 hail.
He is accused hy his brother, William
It. Klker, formerly a druggist doing
business on Sixth avenue. New York,
but now living In retirement at Kast
Port Chester, Conn., with embezzling
$11,000 In cash and fraudulently securing
possession of property worth JlaO.OOO
located at Fifth avenue and Seventy
first street. New York, held In trust
by him fur the complainant.
QUEEN LIL IS SHY.
She Dor Sot (.'ore to lie Interviewed
Again by the American Reporter
New Orleans. Dee. 23. Kx-Queen Lll-
luokahinl arrived here this morning
from San Francisco. She was accom
panied by her agent, Mr. Joe Helehute,
Mrs. Cii-aham, her personal companion,
and a maid and two children of Mrs.
tiraham. The ex-tiecu traveled as an
ordinury passenger and did not occupy
a special car. The party did not stop
but proceeded to Washington. The ex
queen vigorously repudiated the In
tel view which a reported professed to
have had with her at Houston, Tex.
"It is all n mistake. T was never
spoken with nt Houston. Can you won
der at my dillideiice in meeting news
paper men when they insist on putting
words into my mouth I n-ver utter. I
am sure that you will aiiprecinte my
position. I am nothing but a deposed
queen. I cannot talk about my country
or the future for fi-nr that what I
might say will be distorted. 1 have
livid since the revolution In absolute
retirement and have taken little heed
of public matters. What my future
movements may be is something that I
cannot now declare for 1 do not know.
1 am In the hands of tny friends. I am
going lo liostou to meet tile relatives
of my late husband and do not know
whether I shall go to Kurope or not.
Kverytliing depends upon what my
HE MAY PULL OUT.
John Wanamcker, Seeing That He Is
Beaten, Is Figuring on Getting
Under Political Cover.
Pittsburg, Dre. 23. The Coinmercial
Uazette prints a special from Philadel
phia which says: John Wunamaker
will probably not u rmit his name to
go before the Itepublican legislative
caucus as a candidate for I'nltcd Stales
senator. It Is known that he is heartily
sick of the whole nffulr. and since the
tjuay dinner to the state senators he
and his friends are said to lie consider
ing how he can retire front the contest
without up'icartiia to have been forced
II would never have gone Into the
struggle had not Ills close friend,
Thomas I loin n. assured him that Sena
tor juay would give him his support,
and under that Impression he consented
to enter the race Senator Ouuy has
not only declined to countenance his
election to the Culled States Semite,
but has shocked him by declaring that
he would oppose him above all others.
The Philadelphia merchant now real
izes that he cannot win, and If he can
withdraw gracefully before the caucus
meets hi' will do so. That his friends
are fullv cognizant of tile situation,
which offers no consolation to I heir
candidate, Is shown by their talks of
revenge upon those who now control the
lo piiblicali stale organization, and 111.'
preparations they are making to control
the party in the luture.
It Is an open secret mat the next
governorship is now the aim of Ihe
business men to control. They propose
to organise a stale committee coni-pos-'d
of two members from each county
one a politician and the other a busi
ness man. They expect the branches
of the Pusiness Men's league In the
varhms i utilities toco-operate with the
anll-tjiiiiy politicians, and to wine out
of political existence the leaders in tile
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MR. DINGLEY'S 0PIM0N.
lie Think lciiihli-aii Favor an Act
Stronger Than the .IScKiulcy IS 3 1 .
Washington, liee. 2H. The attention
of Chairman IMnglcy of the ways and
means committee bavin? been called
to u dispatch from Washington stating
that the eastern members of that com
mittee b'd by Chairman Dingli-y are not
disposed to look with favor upon re
ciprocity, in forniln' the new tariff.
He said: "There Is not the slightest
foundation for this statement, so far as
I know and believe. While the mutter
has been only slightly discussed, yet I
huvo not observed liny material differ
ence on opinion, on Ihe cotilrary nil
the Pcptiblicau numbers of the com
mit tee arc In favor of going as far as
the .McKinley tariff did nil this sub
ject, and further. If practicable."
KILLt.D AT THE CROSSING.
Two SiMte.s Arc Struck by n Heading
Trenton. X. J.. 1H 23. Mrs. Henry
lioliil and .Miss Tyrol!, sisters, uvlng
at Woodboiirne. Pu., were driving
across the Heading rail load tracks near
their homo at l!.!. o'clock this morn
ing. 'j heir earrl;i"e was struck by an ex
press train end .Miss Tyrell was In
stantly killed. .Mrs. lioiid was brought
to St. J'"iuncis hospital, in this city.
She is so badly Injured that it is
thought she will die. Miss Tyrell was
is years of age.
BANKING HOUSE CLOSED.
The American Trust Company of
Maine Asks lorn Iteccivcr.
I.ewiston. Me.. I lee. 2:!. The Ameri
can Hanking and Trust company, of
Auburn, chartered in 1S(I. has closed
Its doors and has asked the court for
the appointment of a receiver. The de
posits are nol large and bank otllc!u!s
say there are assets enough to pay de
positors in full.
The deposits and bills payable
amount to fr.l.iHiii and assets nominally
$1:111,000. The business of the Institution
was hugely In western mortgages.
THE SKIFF OVERTURNED.
Three Persons An; Drowned in
lark's Kivcr, Kentucky.
Puducah. Ky.. Dec. 23. Allen ("liver,
aged 3'i years. Mrs. Pud Owens, aged
30. and her daughter, .Mary, aged 12,
were drowned last night In Clark's
river, six miles from here. They at
teinoted to cross the river in a skiff.
Ureer made nn heroic attempt to save
the women, but lost his lite In the ef
fort. Waller Is it Candidate.
Washington, Dee. 23. John 1,. Waller,
of Kansas, who, as ex-eonsul of the Lull
ed States at Tatnatave, Madagascar, and
Hiibsniiently an Inmate of a French
prison, became a subject of International
notoriety some months ago, Is a candidate
for appointment as recurilcr of deeds of
the District of Columbia, an olllce which
for some years past has been Idled by a
Kubbcr Trtit Dividend.
New York. Dec. 23. The directors of the
Pulled States Rubber company, at a meet
ing held this afternoon, declared a divid
end of 2 tier cent, on the common stock
payable Feb. 15. This is the first divid
end on the common stock declared by
!., I,, and W. Dividend.
New Yoik. Dee. 23. The directors of
the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Kallroud company will meet tomorrow to
act upon the quarterly dividend. The
regular dividend of l' per cent. Is ex
pected. Itccrplion to (.eo ml I, re.
Jacksonville, Kla., Dee. Jo. Consul (len
eral l-'itzhugh I.ee stopped tonight at
lieata on his way to Havana and was ten
dered a reception by the cllliens at the
THE POWERS NOW
Will Accept No More Excuses From
THE PORTE MUST ACT QUICKLY
(Granted Ten Days More in Which to
Comply With Keqiiet--i'oree Will
Then lie Kmployed-l.ord Salis
bury Convenes a Meeting of Ambas
sadors in London and (Jives Brit
Constantinople, Dec. 22. All the am
bassadors have now received Instruc
tion); to concert fresh proposals with
the view of Improving the situation in
the ottoman empire. The proposals,
before being submitted to the Sultan,
w ill be referred to their respective gov
ernments. All the powers. Including Kussla. as
repeatedly announced durin; the pust
few months, have atrreed In principle
to the expediency of employing coer
cion should the sultan be recalcitrant.
Put the form of coercion to be employed
will not be determined upon until un
London, Dee. 23. As frequently an
nounced from various capitals, since
the visits of the czar to the queen at
I 'almond in September last, the powers
have finally become convinced that the
sultan's promises amount to nothing,
und they ure determined to begin a
policy of coercion. All Information
points to the accuracy of the news re
ceived today from Constantinople.
The miirquis of Salisbury, on Monday
last, summoned the ambassadors to the
foreign olllce. and communicated to
them the views of the British govern
ment on the definite proposals of Rus
sia for joint Intervention, in order that
each umbas.sador might communicate
them to his own government, and thus
i liable the representatives, of the great
powers at Constantinople to be proper
There Is reason to believe that unless
the sultan, within the next ten days,
shows a deference, of which at present
he is little suspected, very decisive
steps M ill be undertaken III the name
ol the joint powers.
In tliis connection the "Xovoe
Vreniya" of St. Petersburg says It Is
probable that within a few days the
llusslan Ul'.ick sea fleet will nopear In
the linsphoriis, w hero It will be join il
by Hie squadrons of the other powers
from the Durdanelles.
SNOW IN GOTHAM.
(nod Sleighing in Brooklyn Tor the
I'irsl Time This Season.
New York, Doc. 23. Snow fell at In
tervals throughout the day making
street tratlic ditlicult in the city and In
terfering considerably with railway
business in the suburbs. Nearly all in
coming trains were behind schedule
time and those from the north und
west report bad drifts owing to high
winds which have prevailed.
In Brooklyn and in tiie upper part of
this illy there is good sleighing for
the (irst time thin winter.
In Jersey City the police were culled
upon to oreveiit fights between trolley
cur employes who ran sweepers over
the car tracks idled the snow up in
front of stores and merchants, who put.
gangs of men at work shoveling Ihe
snow back upon the tracks. The trol
ley companies finally agreed lo remove
the snow, und hostilities were averted..
Kepoi ts from the Interior of this stale
und in New Kiigland state that from
10 to 12 inches of snow fell, and railways
are being operated with dilliculty.
BANK OF SUPERIOR CLOSED,
Another Western Institution Forced
to the Wall.
West Kuperior, Wis.. Dec. 23. The
Hank of West Superior del not op -n its
doors for business this morning, being
forced into liquidation by the failure of
the Punk of Minnesota. Tile olllclals
of the bank say they will resume soon
and pay all depositors in full. The No
vember statement shovved deposits, $;'..
Ouo: loans und discounts, $107,000, and
leal estate assets, $43,000.
The bank's capital was $.'0,ooo and
Kurnlus fo.ono. The cash on hand was
$u2.ono and all but $2.0u0 of this was tied
ui in outside failures. The city of Su
perior and board of educnlloii have
nearly $14,000 In the bank, about half of
which was deposited within the past
KILLED THE CONSTABLE.
Coousey, nn A I cued ltiirglnr. Re
sisted Arrest in Desperate Way.
Mansfield. .Ohio, Dec. 23. Owen linnlh.
a constable. Is dead, Tom Appliu dying
uml a half dozen others were wounded
as a result of a shooting affair n -ar
the Douglass county line several miles,
south of here, this morning. Consta
ble Booth's posse attempted to search
the house of a (Jermati named Coonsey,
who had bieti accused of burglary.
Coonsey resisted and opened fire with
u double barreled shot gun with the
above e fleet.
Strike Ordered at Huston.
Boston, Dee, 2.1. A strike has been or
dered of the conduclni-s mill lutiloriucn on
the West Knd Street railway, lo lake ef
fect at u o'clock tomorrow morning. The
tiremcii. pitmen und others employed in
the power stations have agreed to stand
by the conductors and motorineii.
Against Cameron Resolutions.
Milwiiukie, Wis., Dee. 23. The chamber
of commerce, while expressing sympathy
for struggling Cuba, today adopted reso
lutions declaring against the Cameron
resolutions. Copies will be sent to the
senators and representatives ill congress
from this city.
Mr. .licKinley at C'niiton.
Canton, .. Dee. 2.1. President-elect
McKinley. with his wife and party, ar
rived in Canton this afternoon from Chi
cs go. At the major's home he found the
library full of visitors, und during the
afternoon und evening he was kept very
Montgomery Shonl llrown.
Klkton. Md.. Dee. 23. William .Mont
gomery shot and Instantly killed James
Brown today. Both men are negroes.
Brown was a race track follower, und
hulls from Washington, D, C. Montgom
ery is In Jail.
Crokcr A?nin the Moss.
New York, Dec. 23. The Evening Sun
publishes the following: "A close person
al and political friend of Richard Croker
suhl today that Mr. Croker has finally de
cided to lend Tammany Hall in the muni
cipal campaign next year."
Inspector Williams' Iteport.
Wllkes-Harre. Pn., Dee. 23. Mine In
spector O. M. Williams' yearly report up
to Nov. SO, PSW. show thut there were In
the Fourth district for the eleven months
past, to fatal accidents, ill non-fatal n u
dent. leaving 35 widows und 13u orott
MEN OF ; PRO MINE NCE.
Dr. Adolph Deueher, the newly elected
president of the republic of Switzerland,
does not go Into this Important olllce us
a tyro. The doctor once before served as
the chief executive of the stanch little
republic In ,the Alps. That was six years
ago, and his administration was pleasing,
ami satisfactory to the Swiss. He Is u
seasoned statesinun and understands the
needs of his country thoroughly. The
president or the Swiss Is elected yearly
by the congress of the nation thus giving
more plasticity to the executive depart
ment In point of ability and worthiness
than Is given In most republics. Dr.
Deueher is a native of Stecktiorn. Ill
Thin-gnu. und was horn in 1S31. He went
uhroad for his studies, und Heidelberg
turned him nut an M. I). He Mulshed his
medical studies at Zurich. Prague und
Vienna. The doctor has been actively en
gaged ill tiie polities of Switzerland' ever
since his youth. Ho was chosen a mem
ber of the canton council in lsiis, und in
CHICAGO BANK TROUBLES.
The Arrest cl Dreyer and Berger lor
Receiving Deposits When Knowing
Their Bank Was Insolvent.
Chi'-ngo, Dec. 23. Charges and coun
ter charges In connection with the man
agement of the National bank of Illi
nois were made today and engrossed the
attention of the financial community lo
the exclusion of the day's events sur
rottnd'ng .the National Bank, vollupss.
The arrest of Bunkers Dreyei and
Berger, the discharge of the receiver of
the Roselund hank and the continuation
ol the savings depositors run on the
Illinois Trust and Savings bank and the
Hibernian Hanking association, were
the principle developments. The pub
lic scare is practically over and a.
complete respiration uf contldcnce
seems to be effected.
By arrangement of the police depart
ment, counsel for Hie defendants and
Justice of the peace, W. T. Hull, the ac
cused private bankers, lOdvvurd S. Drey
er and Robert Berger, entered Justice
I lull's private court room at 2 o'clock
tliis afternoon. Detective Fay, who
held the warrants which P. K. Kennedy,
u saloon keeper and depositor at Dreyer
o. Co.'s bunk had sworn to, announced
that the men were under nrrest. The
(barge Is each case is that the banker
received a deposit of $lfi3 at the close
of business last Saturday, knowing at
the time thut they were Insolvent. The
defendants were accompanied by Adolf
Kraiis. their lawyer, mid Charles H.
Wackcr. of Win ker & Kirk Brewing
company. The latter signed the bond
of the bankers In the sum of SaOO each
for their appearunce In Justice Hall's
court Jan. 2. Kennedy says lie Is act
ing for himself only, but his action Is
regarded as premature uml ill advised
by those who believe the Dreyer & Co.
failure could not be foreseen. In this
connection Levy Mayer, counsel for the
National bank of Illinois, and Dreyer
and Berger. said this afternoon:
"Dreyer vi company cleared through
the National hank of Illinois. At t In
close of business Saturday afternoon
there was not the slightest doubt enter
tained by the linn or even the shadow
ol a suggestion that they would not go
on us usual Monday morning. With
out a cleuriug bank they could not pos
sibly open up. The end of the Nation
al bank of Illinois was as sudden us It
was an:zi!iL'. As one of its counsel I
had not the slightest Intimation that
there was any suspicion against the
bank until late Saturday night. Drey
er & Company did not know until Sun
day that their clearing was in danger.
They then took stops which lesillteu
in the receivership. The agitation as
present has made some people precipi
tate and hasty In their criticism, their
action und their advice. When the ex
citement lias subsided and the receiver
has made u thorough Investigation into
tile estate und then only will people be
in a position to calmly pass Judgment.
The causes for the .National hank of
Illinois failure and its condition will no
doubt in due time be placed before toe
public. These Calilinel Hlectrlc bonds,
which have nil of a sudden dwindled
Into so iiisitriiilh ant un asset have for
Some years been coveted by some ont
slders'and the Interest on these bonds
has always been promptly met."
The shortest bank receivership on
THE NEWS THIS MOUMXU.
Weather Indication Today:
Partly Cloudy; Northerly Winds.
1 Mr. Cleveland Recognizes the New
Republic of Central America.
The Powers to Compel the Sultan to
Airing the Chlcugo Rank Failures.
2 Philadelphia Demonstration for Pen
Wull Street Review und Markets.
3 (Local) Music to He Rendered 111 the
Various Churches Tomorrow.
Criminal Court Proceedings.
5 (Loeall Chilstnias . Cheer for the
Winter Weuther Is with '.
Strike of Plumbers la Not Probable.
7 Suburban Happenings.
News Vi) and Oswn the Valley.
From the Times-Herald.
the Swlas Republic.
1S79 was sent to the prefecture of the
council. From 1H!) until lh73 he was Ger
man member of the national council. He
then retired from public life and devoted
himself to his profession till l7i. when
he was re-elected 1o the council. He was
president of the council from 182 until
1M. Ten years ugo Dr. Deueher was
elected to tile fedeiul council of his coun.
try, and this year was made vice-president
uf that body, which Is the equivalent
of vice-president of the republic. Switzer
land always rewards Its vice-presidents
by promoting them to the highest ortice,
and all the Swiss knew that the doctor
would usaln till the ofttcc he so well
tilled before. As president he retains the
direction of the department of agricul
ture and industry as u federal councilor,
ami the enlargement of his olllce will
serve to usslst him materially In the
functions of these Important internal ser
vices. Dr. Deueher is a very patriotic
record, forty-eight hours, was that of
John II. Nichols,, who was appointed
receiver Monday afternoon for Freder
ick Wlerseina, proprietor of the Rose
land Savings bunk, of Roselund, which
cleared through the National bunk of
Illinois. The receiver appeared before
Judge Haney this afternoon and re-
llol-tHll there wel-M uuuula i-.? tu-l 1IA1I I..
cash and real estate and liabilities of
$51 000. Sullich nt money had been
raised to carry on the business und the
judge discharged tne receiver. The
bank will opens Its doors tumurrow
STEEL BILLET POOL.
.Nothing Further Will lie Done To
wards I nitiug Interests nt Present.
New York. Dec. 23. Several of the
prominent steel manufacturers who at
tended tilt- conference of the billet pool
in this city yesterday discussed the
situation again this morning. It was
generally admitted that no further
agreement can be entered into with any
feeling of permanence unless the Inter
ests ure thoroughly united upon a bet
ter basis than was arrived at last
At 1 o'clock the following statement
was made by a representative of one of
the largest concerns:
Nothing will be done towards uniting
the interests affected until a general
agreement Is practically assured upon
u basis warranting long contracts and
Justifying a feeling of security. Lack
of such feeling in the pust has led to
our present dltllculties. It has been
quite evident to some of the parties In
terested for some time that pool ugree
inelits were not lived Up to. and that
the complaints made at Pittsburg hud
some foundation in fuel. Nobody
knows when we shall meet again, but
when we do I think that more will be
accomplished than was done yester
day. We want a dclluite arrangement,
broad enough to take in the smaller
ounce! ns dependent on u general agree
ment for protection, and yet rigid
enough to prevent such practices us led
to the Pittsburg rupture.
TRAIN HELD UP.
St. Louis Lv press Hoarded By Hob
hers Alter Leaving Ivnnsas Cily.
Kansas City. Mo., Dec. 23. A train
on the Chicago and Alton road was
held up tonight near Independence, Mo.
The train was the St. Louis express,
which left the 1'tilon station at K.I5
o'clock this evenlnsr. The train was
held up ut Hlne Cut, near Independence.
It is reported the robbers cut the en
gine, btiggage and express car off the
train and started down the track with
it. Nothing further hns been heard
from it. The slierirf and n posse left
here u bout VI o'clokc for the scene of
the robbery. A special train bearing u
party of iitilroml oliieiuls and detec
tives left I'tiion station shortly before
midnight for Independence. No fur
ther particulars have been received.
A train was held up at Blue Cut l.ss
than two months ago. A number of
arrests followed that robbery but noth
ing wus proven and the men were re
leased. It is believed that It is the
New York, Dec. 23. Arrived: Columbia
from (lenoa. Pallia from .Marseilles anil
Naplis, Anchorla Irani (linsgow, Teutonic
from Liverpool. Sailed: Paris for South
ampton. Germanic for Liverpool, Frles
hiud lor Anlweip. Arrived out: Majes
tic at (jueenstow a, Dresden al Bremer,
haven. SI. Louts ut Southampton, State
of California at Glusgow. Sall- d for New
York: Phoenicia from Hamburg, Stutt
gart from Hremerhaven.
Spain Orders Cartridges.
London, Dee. 23.-The Dully News to
morrow will publish u dispatch from Home
suylng that the Spanish government have
placed with a factory at Brescia, Italy,
an order for a large number of curt
ridges. Put Hilly to Sleep.
Syracuse, N. Y.. Dee. 23.-Ncarly 2.000
people paid good money to see Tommy
Ryan put Hilly i'uyne. the champion welter-weight
of Pennsylvania, to sleep In
four rounds before the Kinpire Athletic
club 111 this city tonight.
Herald's Weather Forecast.
New Yoik, Dec. 24,-In the Middle At
lantic states today clear and much colder
weather will prevail with brisk and fresh
northwesterly to northeasterly winds und
a minimum temperature near zero tn the
upper Delawure valley, followed by some
cloudiness lu this section, (hi Friday, fair
to partly cloudy und continued cold
weather, with fresh to brisk northerly
lo easterly winds, followeJ by slightly
higher temperature and by ii.ureuaing
cloudiness and possibly snow.
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SHIRTS. NECKWEAR. COL
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of Kid gloves in the city.
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. Holiday 18P6 Slippers
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114 AND 116 WYOMING- AVE.
On all our Holiday Goods.
Call and Jet us prove it to
Watches from $4.50 up.
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