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ra8 PORTO RICO TARIFF JTZTSZTL. lyKl'AKNMli TO M NVA M
Amended to Prevent Its Defeat in
the National House. .:'
OILY A TEMPORARY MEASURE.
Ckaaira Aarreed to Limit the Opera-
tlou of the Tariff to Two Years and
Reduce the Dntr Impoird From
Tnrulr-Dtr to Fifteen Per Cent.
Washington. Feb. 27. About 125 Re
publican members attended the sec
ond conference on the Porto Rlcnn
'urlff bill rn the hall of the house of
representatives last night. The lead
era had been In consultation during
the day discussing plans for allaying
the opposition to the bill anil bringing
the recalcitrants into line. So much
had been made by the kickers of the
alleged opposition of the president to
the measure that the managers were
particularly desirous of being able to
offer some assurances that would re
nove all objections to the measure on
hat score and in the afternoon the
Republican members of the ways nnd
means committee, with the exception
of Mr. McCall, of Massachusetts, the
dissenting Republican, called on the
president at the White House.
"The Republican members of the
ways and means committee, together
Willi . . i r i I1CIIUCI null, I CTIllll i 111 w CI
the Capitol canvassing the situation
I during the interim between the uc
'journment of the house at 5 o'clock and
Ithe assembling of the conference at 8.
-Chairman Cannon nreslded over the
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caucus. As soon as it had been called
to order Mr. Payne, of New York, the
floor leader, submitted two amend
ments which he said the ways and
means committee were prepared to of
fer to the bill. One of them changed
the title of the measure to make It a
bill for temporarily raising revenue
for Puerto Rico. The other added a
new section to the bill, limiting its
operation to March 1, 1902, unless
General Shattuck, of Ohio, opened
proceedings with a plain statement to
the effect that he was willing to defer
his own opinion In this matter to the
wishes of the president, although he
was convinced that his constituents
favored free trade with Porto Rico,
"rle demanded to know, however, and
I he wanted no equivocation about It,
.whether the president believed the hill
was constitutional and whether he fa
vored the measure. If he did not Mr.
Shattuck announced that he would not
be bound by the action of the caucus.
This brought Mr. Payne to his feet.
He said he had seen the president dur
ing the afternoon, and he announced
emphatically that the president was
convinced that the bill waa constltu-
ttlonal, and that he would sign the
measure. Mr. Corlles, of Michigan,
backed up Mr. Payne with the state
ment that he had seen the president
M lnce the house adjourned and that the
PValdent desired, the bill to pass. Mr.
rrow of PtmamaU, Ch Venerable
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amannmanu nranoaan man inn ran an
uotkwuc measure, against, wmcn me
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to oe raised, ana Mr. Marsn, oi Illi
nois, earnestly appealed to the recalci
trants to rally around the Republican
standard and bury their dissensions.
This drew statements from Mr. Mc
Call and Mr. Littlefleld. the two lead
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Mr. H. C. Smith, of Michigan, then
offered an amendment to reduce the
duty imposed by the bill from 25 to 15
per cent. This was agreed to by a
ote of 105 to 11.
As a result of the conference the Re-
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TERRIBLE TALE OP CANNIBALISM.
erated a Deaae Population.
London, Feb. 27. Some of the raorn-
n a nawanan-M nnh Hah n rnR.n.l.nKln
pean who haa traveled through the
ntlnent from the cape to Cairo, says
it after leaving Lake Tanganyika.
Pth eight porters, he entered a region
f active volcanbes, where he en
ountered "enormous lava streams,
ormlng a veritable sea, 40 miles by 60,
nd a hundred feet deep." This whole
eglon he found devastated, forests and
r'rds of elephants being buried in the
The neighboring country, he says,
P occupied by some 5,000 Balekas,
ferocious cannibals from the Congo,
f ho live by man hunting. His guides
Pjd him that the country, covering
square miios, naa Deen until re
ply densely populated, but that the
ble had virtually been killed and
Wmn hv tU n IlalAlraa
ntlA ma-b-AH , , I l, llnnn nf
utnan skeletons. The streams were
1 1 ,.r At 1 AMnn,. K ..
ons and saw "cauldrons full of liquid.
ith floating human skulls and the
ivo ui jui i ins.
On one o . vision the savages ot
cked Mr. Grogan's party, but he
cr ueiore seen a gun or a wnue
Mr. O -san shot two, and the
Oar P rtu Rico Soldiers.
W aahlngto . Feb. 27. Secretary
Uvea of Pr rto Rico that he haa de
"- J LUC uuuo i rv. I II I Lru IIU Ul lUl.
fied to ncrease the number now
''let. 1 here la now a full battal-
or thaM troops, and the secretary
: oi lent for the enlistment ox
tat Toateat Board Awarda Miner
OfUrea to the Deatoerata.
Frankfort, Feb. 27. The state con
teat board yesterday awarded certi
ficates of election to all of the Demo
cratic contestants for minor state
offices. Immediately afterwards the
contestants were sworn in and re
paired to the state house In a body,
where they made a formal demand on
the Republican incumbents for posses
sion of the offlres. but the demands
were not acceded to.
The Democratic, contestants sworn In
are: Secretary of state. C. 11. Hill
of Clarke county; attorney general,
Robert J. Breckenrldge of Boyle coun
ty; auditor. Gus G. Coulter of Graves
county; treasurer, Wilbur linger ot
Boyd county; superintendent of public
instruction, H. V. McChesney of Liv
ingston county. Clerk of the Court of
Appeals Shackelford administered the
oath of office to all the contestants for
offices other than g(,.rnor and lieu
The installation of the Democratic
officials will have the cfTcd of tying
up tightly every branch of the state
government pending a decision of all
the contests by the courts.
FOUR MINERS' Tlik'KIBL'' FALL
Thrown lletidlmiK Death PrOM a
lie, .1 i iih Mini Carrlapv.
Bcranton, Pa., Feb. 27. Four men
were killed yesterday by being thrown
from a descending carriage In the Mt.
Pleasant shaft of the Fuller Coal com
pany, In west Bcranton, The victims,
all of whom lived in Bcranton, are:
Frank Woodward, aged 24 years, drill
machine operator, married; John Re
gan. ?5, laborer, leaves wife and three
children; Thomas Williams. 33, labor
er, leaves wife and two children: Will
lam Gilbert. 4H, driver, leaves wife and
Ten workmen hrd entered the car
riage to be lowered into the different
mine workings, six of whom got off at
the Dunmore vein. When the carriage
began its further descent towards the
foot of the shaft It struck one of the
fans at the Clark vein, which are used
to hold the carriage when cars are be
ing run in and out of the opening.
There was n crash, and the floor of
the carriage was separated from its
holdings on one side, throwing the oc
cupants Into the shaft, all of them fall
ing headlong to the bottom.
llrlde of nn Hour Drunk I'olnon.
Baltimore, Feb. 27. .lust an hour
after her wedding yesterday Mrs. Mary
Kraeba, 25 years old, swallowed a
quantity of chloroform, and is at
Johns Hopkins hospital In a critical !
condition. After the marriage cere
mony the bride and groom, the latter
a drug clerk named Emtl Kraebs,
drove to a boarding house on Patter
son Park avenue, where he formerly
lived. Mrs. Jansen, the bride's aunt,
ordered Kraebs to leave the house,
and after assaulting him and scratch
ing bis face ejected him. He return
ed later with a patrolman, and while
the latter was hearing Mrs. Jansen's
aide of the story Mrs. Kraeba drank
thepoisor . It la feared she will die.
oldlera Caaaot Parehaae Dlarharae
Washington. Feb. 27. The war de
partment has found a means of escape
from the necessity which apparently
confronted it of deciding at this time
whether or not a state of war exists.
The question was brought forward by
the applications of a number of en
listed men to purchase their dis
charges. The judge advocate general
declares that the law relative to the
purchase of discharges was not man
datory, but discretionary. The secre
tary of war "may" in time of peace
discharge a soldier who wishes to pur
chase his discharge. It Is probable all
of the applications will be rejected.
Weaver' Strike Declared Off.
Philadelphia, Feb. 27. The uphol
stery weavers' strike, which was begun
about 12 weeks ago, was declared off
last night by the weavers. The men
asked for a general advnnce in wages
of about 24 per cent. They were of
fered an increase of 12 per cent, which
they refused, and then struck. Iast
night, however, the strikers reconsid
ered the manufacturers' offpr, and con
cluded to go back to work at the figures
named by their employers. The men
will receive, In addition to the 12 per
cent increase, ten cents more on hour
for all overtime work. The strike cost
the men $150,000 In wages.
Cnba'a Hereane Rerelpta.
Havana, Feb. 27. The Internal reve
nue collections in the Island of Cuba
for the six months ending Dec. 31 were
$413,448, derived from the following
sources: Inheritance and conveyance
tax, $187,610; corporation tax. $4? 056;
tax on railroad freight and passengers,
$140,864; forest privileges, $555; re
demption of rent charges, $220; inter- j
est on rent charges. $8,534; Interest on
interest arrears, $324; rent of govern- I
ment land, $2,363; sale of condemned
property, $147; sale of public lands,
$675; sundry revenues, $28,592; re
fundi for undue payments, $503.
Brokera Ilnt'ked Syndicate Swindles.
New York, Feb. 27. The World says:
Twenty-flve men will be Indicted by
1 the special grand. Jury now in session
! as a result of the investigation into the
recent bear movement against the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit. The grand
1 Jury has found that not only have well
known persons in Wail street been
back of the raid on Brooklyn Rapid
Transit stock, but that they have also
been connected with the 520 per cent
syndicates which have been exposed
An Alleged Chicago t'zorrlde.
Chicago. Feb. 27. Mrs. Evrill B.
Synon was found dead in her home
i last night. Her skull had been crush
ed by heavy blows from some blunt
Instrument and there were several
' gashes on her neck. Michael J. Synon,
husband of the woman, is under ar-
rest. The need of money, which he
I wished to use for gambling, and which
he knew his wife had. Is thought by
the police to have been the motive for
To Balld Loeontotlvea For Fraace.
Philadelphia, Feb. 27. The Baldwin i
locomotive works, of this city, has re-
ceived an order from the Paris and
Orleans railway, of France, for 30 ten
wheel passenger engines. This is the
first locomotive contract ever placed
by this railway in America.
Charged With Conspiracy Against
H. C. Frick Coke Company.
SUIT AGAINST COKE COMPANY.
The Itonrd of Dlreetora, I'nder the
Control of t nrnmlr, (burned With
Working to Cheat the Coke Com- !
Bun) In Interest ot Slrel ompnnj . .
Pittsburg. Feb. 27. John Walker.
guardian of Andrew Carnegie Wilson,
S. L. Schoonmakerand John Pontefract,
on hehulf of themselves and such other
Stockholders Of the H. C. Frick com
pany as may choose to Join in the suit
as plaintiffs, filed the much talked of
bill In equity to annul the coke con
tract held with the coke company by
the Carnogie Steel company, limited,
In common plens court No. 2, yester
day afternoon. The bill names us de
fendants the H. C. Frick Coke com
pany, a corporation; Thomas Lynch,
H. C, Frick, George Lauder, D M.
Cleinson, Andrew M. Moreland, James
Qayley and Thomas Morrison compos
ing the board of directors of said cor
poration, and the Carnegie Steel com
The action Is remotely connected
with the trouble now existing between
H. C. Frick, former chairman of the
Carnegie Steel company, and Andrew
Carnegie, nd was precipitated by the
filing of Mr. Flick's bill to secure an
accounting of the affairs of the Car
negie Btetl company.
In this case the plaintiffs Beek to i
restrain the defendants by Injunction
from selling, shipping or delivering
any coke to the Carnegie Steel com
pany under a contract dated Jan. 1.
1899, at a price of $1.35 a ton, the con
tract to run for a period of five years,
and from settling with the steel coin
panjf for coke already delivered under
the contract. It Is also asked that the
court annul the contract and order an 1
accounting. The plaintiffs allege fraud l
in the obtaining of the said contract,
and accuse a majority of the board of1
directors of the Coke company of
working solely for the Interests of the
Carnegie Steel company, with the pur
pose of cheating and defrauding all
stockholders of the coke company not
members of the steel company.
It Is also claimed that If the contract
is carried out the Frick Coke company
will have to refund to the steel com
pany $59(5.000 on account of coke sold
to said steel company during the year
1899, and during the year 1900 it will
cause a loss to the coke company of not
loss than $4,000,000. The bill sets forth
that ot the time the grievances com
plained of happened Schoonmaker
owned 556 shares of the capital stock
of the coke company, Walker 4,096
shares for himself and 116 shares a-i
guardian of Andrew Carnegie Wilson,
and Pontefract 556 shares.
The Carnegie Steel company, it Is
stated, was the owner of 59,104 shares
of the capital stock .' the cu$e com
pany tad Cjjr.opVe was likewise holder
of 51,213 shares, which together con
stituted more than a majority of the
coke company's capital stock. This, It
is claimed, enabled the Carnegie Steel
company and Carnegie to elect their
nominees as directors of the coke com
pany and dominate and control their
Admiral Deney'a I'rlse Money.
Washington. Feb. 27. The United
States court of claims yesterday ren
dered an opinion on the claim of Ad
miral Dewey, his officers and men for
naval bounty for the destruction of the
Spanish fleet In Manila hay May 1,
1898. the court holding that the claim
ant lias a right to recover for each per
son on board the enemy's ships the
sum of $100. This decision Is upon
the basis that the admiral's fleet was
superior to the Spanish fleet, exclud
ing the shore batteries, the torpedoes
and the mines in Manila bay. The .-d-mlral
claimed $200 for each man 1 r
longing to the enemy's fleet. Under
the decision Admiral Dewey h pr
sonally entitled to $9,570. lie will
Tnrler Opuoaen Quay,
Washington, Feb. 27. Formal uis
cussion of the right of former Senator
Quay to a seat in the senate as a mem
ber from Pennsylvania was be'un yes
terday by Mr. Turley (Tenn.). He pre
sented a constitutional argument
against the seating of Mr. Quay, which
was given close attention by his col
leagues. He will conculde today.
Consideration of the Hawaiian gov
ernment bill brought out a lively dis
cussion between Mr. Tillman (S. C.)
and Mr. Spooner (Wis.), In which the
former admitted that ballot boxes had
been stuffed and negroes had been shot
in the south to maintain white dom
ination. I'rntrat From Porto Rleo.
Washington. Feb. 27. A memorial
of "protest and petition from the pople
of Porto Rico to the congress of the
United States" was presented to the
senate and house yesterday. The pe
titioners ask that the military be with
drawn, that Porto Rico be declared an
Integral part of the United States, that
unrestricted free commerce be estab
lished between the United States and
the island, that American money be
substituted for Porto Rico money and
that a commission be appointed to
codify the laws and consider Insular
interests. The petition Is signed by
the Porto Rlcan delegates in this city.
Plonr Trnat In Rreelvera' Hands.
Milwaukee, Feb. 27. Judge Jenkins,
in the United States court yesterday
appointed three receivers for the Uni
ted States Milling company, otherwise
known as the flour trust. The receiv
ers are Daniel Thomas of New York,
Charles E. KInball of Summit, N. J
and Albert C. Loring of Minneapolis.
The collapse of the company was due,
it is said, to its inability to float its
securities on the open market.
Cole'a A Hefted Heavy Kmbrailemeat.
Boston, Feb. 27. The case of Charles
H. Cole, charged with embezzlement
and misappropriation of $900,000 from
the Globe National bank, will be pre
sented at a special sitting of the grand
Jury of the United States court to
morrow. The December grand Jury
been summoned for the purpose. It Is
expected that the testimony will take
yjoirs Are Aliombling in Foroe
MEANTIME 0ROBJTJ FIGHTS ON.
He Una Kiiauiccd Oc Corp off Lord 1
nolx-rta lor Ten Day a. While Tlilr- 1
ty Thousand lloi-r llnve Uciu (set
tlor Towrther Klaeivhere.
London, Kcb. 27. The Boers arc as
sembling an army near Bloemfoutein.
with which to dispute the Invasion of
Uird Roberts, This Intelligence comes I
from Pretoria by way of Lourenzn
ataiques. 'the commandoes pre de- i
scribed as "hastening from all quur- I
ters of the two requbllcs " No estimate
is made of their numbers, bt:t the
withdrawal of tne Boers from most of
the places where they have been in i
contact with the British, except the ,
district near Ladystnith, may raise the
resisting fiirce to 30,000 men. This
figure assumes that the lloers have bo
tWeen tiu.OOO and 70.000 men In the
The gathering of this army across
the pith of Lord Roberts gives signifi
cance to General Cronje's steadfast de
fense. He has engaged the corps of
I,ord Roberts for ten ilnys n W, and
whether he id relieved or not, he has
given time for the dispersed Boer fac
tions to gel together and t.i prepare
positions to receive the British ad
vance when Croilje Is ove come and
Lord Roller ts moves forward.
It is difficult to conceive that the
Boers are strong enough to take the
offensive and to rescue General
Cronje from lih precarious situation
The war office had nothing after
midnight to Indicate his collapse, and
he may hold out for a few days. The
correspondents seem to have no exact
Information respecting his resources.
Some say he lias plenty of food, but is
short ot ammunition. Ot tiers assert
that he abandoned his food supplies,
but kept abundant supplies of cart
ridges. General Iluller on Saturday faced
the last and strongest positions of the
Boers who bar his way to Ladystnith.
The strenuous fighting Indicates a bat
tle between armies, rather than rear
guard actions protecting a retreat.
On Thursday and Friday Iluller lost
43 officers killed and wounded, repre
senting probably a total loss of from
400 to 500.
General White's guns worked on
Saturday upon the Boer position, nnd a
hellogrum from Ladyamlth reported
that the Boon were retreating and that
larger rations were being issued in
view of the fact that relief seemed at
Nothing has been herd from Mafe
klng since Feb. 12. The movement on
the veldt away from the railway Is be
coming increasingly difficult for large
bodies of troops, as the grass 1h burn
ed up. General French has to' wagon
lurittsn lor inn aoraea, ana even me. .
uiiaiiiry i.nus ine long mari nes naraer
than before, as forage for the trans
port animals must be carried. This re
quires the formation of garrisoned de
pots. The ordinary campaigning season Is
over, and the sickly season for both
men and animals has set in. Tech
nical military writers take these things
Into consideration In forecasting
Itevoliitlon In Me,-1, a ii ten I K i o in lea
Washington, Feb. 27. -What amounts
to a revolution in mechanical econom
ics is reported to the state department
by Consul (ienernl Mason, at Berlin.
Professor .losse. of the royal technical
high school at Charlottenburg, has suc
ceeded in advancing the efficiency of
the best type of modern compound
steam engine 50 per cent. This Is ef
fected by .the absorption of hent from
the exhaust steam through sulphurous
acid, which, being evaporated, drives
an auxiliary engine. In this way a
2.000 horse power central station en
gine should, according to Mr. Mason,
furnish power to drive an additional
1,000 horse Bower engine.
rive off n Cnmlly Killed hy n Train,
Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 26. Shortly af
ter Saturday midnight the midnight
express on the l.ehlgh Valley railroad
struck a carriage containing seven per
sons at Tattles Crossing, about 25
miles east from Rochester, instantly
killing five occupants, fatally Injuring
another and badly bruising the other.
The dead are Mrs. Amy Smith, 48
years old; Bert Smith, 23 years; Miss
Miranda Smith, 24 years; Glee Smith,
14 years; Catherine Smith, 8 years. In
jured: Poster Smith, husband of Mrs.
Smith, and father of the other vic
tims; Gardner Smith, 21 years old.
New York' Itnpld Trnnalt Tunnel.
New York. Feb. 27. The rapid tran
sit commissioners yesterday passed res
olutions authorizing the board of es
timates and apportionment to appro
priate the $35,000,000 needed for the
building of the rapid transit tunnel.
This resolution also Included $1,500,000
for terminals and real estate. The
commission adopted a resolution in
structing the chief engineer to inve
tigate and report as to the practicabil
ity and the cost of an extension of the
rapid transit railroad from the city hall
to South ferry, and thence under the
East river to the borough of Brooklyn.
A lllll Aaalnat Knlth Cnrlata.
S Trenton, fA. 27. A bill making it
Illegal to treat sick persons by the
methods of Christian Scientists and
faith curlsts will be introduced by As
semblyman John J. Fallen, of Hoboken,
as a result of the death of Grace
Clarke in Jersey City Sunday. No
legal action will be taken In the cose,
as physicians In good standing had at
tended the child nt her mother's re
quest before Christian Scientists were
called In, and there was little chance
of saving her life.
Esploalan Betrayed Coanterfelter.
Joplln, Mo., Feb. 27. The explosion
of a gasoline stove brought an al
leged counterfeiter to grief here yes
terday. The man under arrest is Oscar
Ramsey and his mint was in the upper
story of a private residence. After the
fire had been extinguished Deputy Uni
ted States Marshal Means gathered in
the counterfeiting outfit and several
spurious dollars upon which Ramsey
A WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSED
Wedneaday. Feb. SI.
William H, Beard, the artist
in New York, aged 75.
Leander J. HcOormlck, of the fa
mous harvester machinery firm, died
In Chicago, aged 81.
Marechale MacMahon, widow of the
famous French marsnal und president,
died in Paris, aged 71.
Leslie E. Keeley, inventor of the
Keetey cure for drunkenness, died at
Los Angeles, Cel., aged 68.
The receipts of "Napoleon" Miller's
Franklin syndicate for less than four
"months exceeded $2,000,000.
Olga Netheraole, the actresB, was ar
rested In Now York, her acting in
"Sapho" being declared "indecent."
Maryland I senate refused to pass a
bill compelling Baltimore street rail
roads to sel' six tickets for 25 cents.
Judge Henry Caldwell, of Arkansas,
win probably be nominated by the Pop
ulists for vice president, with Bryan
Tliurniliiy, l-Vli. 83,
Ex-congressman Charles c.
stock died at Grand Rapids,
New Jersey's legislature pi
resolution to investigate the St
dustrial School for Girls.
Mi.b., sed D
Benjamin Wood, ex-congressman
and publisher of the New Vork Dally
News, died in that city, aged SO.
Charles Curtis was arrest edat Marys
Title, 0., charged Willi stealing a home
and buf'gy in which lie eloped with
a wealthy girl from Rootsvllle, I'a.
The receipts of the American board
of foreign missions for the first five
months of the fiscal year show 1411 in
crease of $25.2(11 in donations and
$2fi .2113 in legacies.
Th new law school building of the
University of Pennsylvania was dedi
cated with elaborate ceremonies at
Philadelphia yesterday and last night.
Justice Harlan was the principal or
ator. Friday, Feh. afl.
The Democratic national convent ion
will lie held at Kansas City. Mo.. July 4.
Indiana Populists nominated a state
ticket headed by A. G. Hurkhart for
Washington's birthday was general
ly observed throughout Porto Rico. In
Sun Juan the school children took part
In the exercises.
At Williamsburg, Ky., Organizer G.
W. Purcell, of the United Mine Work
ers, has been acquitted of the charge
of leading a riot.
For the second time in recent ("
the business portion of Glen Hascl,
i'a., was wiped out by lire. Lost! $30,
000. Insurance $6,000.
The tnblet presented to the Annap -lis
Naval academy by the Maryland
Society of Daughters of the Revolu
tion was unveiled lii the chapel at the
Pntiirduy, Feh, ill.
Stringent measures have about ef
fected the eradication of the plague in
The next annual meeting of the
Democratic clubs will b? held at In
dianapolis Sepc. S.
Sculltown, Pa., had Its population of
100 Increased to 125 on Wednesday.
The increase was born.
James P. Buck, of Vineland, N. J.,
who, in the opinion of physicians, was
hiccoughing himself to death, has been
cured by a plum.
Hugh Kennedy, Harry Griggs, Frank
Reynolds, Harry Parker and James
Gray were Indicted for manslaughter
for causing the death of May Hibig
haua In a Philadelphia opium joint.
Monday, Fab 20-
In the northwest there is a great
scarcity of labor.
L. F. Laflln, the wealthy powder
manufacturer, died suddenly in Chi
cago. Consul Canada reports from Vera
Cruz that the corn crop there is short
and the shipments from America may
The barge General Wiley foundered
in n gale off Narragansett Pier, It. I.
Captain Eli Harold and his four young
children were drowned,
Accused by her husband of Infidelity
and locked out of her rooms, Mrs.
Martha Dltmeyer, 20 years old. drank
carbolic acid and died, at New York.
Because recognition of their union
was refused 600 machinists struck at
the works of Frazer & Chalmers and
of Crosby & Co., at Chicago.
As a result of a secret meeting at
Cincinnati, O., of the Woodenware as
sociation, It Is said there will be an
other advance in prices of all wooden
Tiiemlny, Feb. 27.
Smallpox seems to be spreading at
Morristown, N. J.
The California supreme court up
holds the trust clause in Senator Fair's
James Johnson, aged 73, was found
frozen to death near his home in
United States supreme court denied
the appeal of Captain Oberlin M. Car
ter for a new trial.
The appelate court In Chicago de
cided that property owners may sue
elevated roads for depreciating values.
Antonio Ferraro was electrocuted at
Sing Sing for the murder of Lucaine
Mucrlo in Brooklyn April 4, 1898. Five
shocks were administered.
Wilson Wukely, prominent farmer
near Brock, Neb., murdered his wife,
ex-president of the Nebraska W. C. T.
V., and then suicided on the grave of
his first wife.
Philadelphia, Feb. 26. Flour weak: win
ter superfine. K.3(yii2.M: Pennsylvania
roller, clear, t3.15ii3.25; city mills, extra.
J2.504i2.70. Hye flour quiet at 13.15413.40
per barrel. Wheat slow: No. 2 red, spot,
in elevator, 71U72c. Corn dull: No. 2
mixed, spot. In elevator, 39441390.; No.
2 yellow, for local trade, 41Hc Outs
quiet and steady: No. 2 white, clipped,
2Vnnc : lower grades, 2S430c. Hay llrm;
choice timothy. $17 for lurge. bales. Beef
steady; beef hams, J21W21.50. Pork steady;
family, $14ii 14.50. I .an I easy; western
steamed. 16.10. nutter stpady: western
creamery, 204i2lc: do. factory. Ilgjtte. ;
June creamery. 9fi22Vic; imitation do.,
174j22c: New York dairy, 18023c; do.
creamery. 204i24c.; fnncy Pennsylvania
prints Jobbing at 274i30c. ; do. wholesale,
26c. Cheese firm; fall made, fancy, large
and small, 13c. ; choice grades, lr.i 1 " V
Eggs Arm; New York and Pennsylvania,
15ltttc.; southern. U&HMc.; western.
14V. Potatoes steady; Jersey. !1.2Sj
l.(2tt; New York, tl.Ujt.l7Vr
News Items of Interest From AD
Farts of the State.
FATAL TIRE IN PHILArELFIJIA.
One Woilllln Killed mill seternl lrr
una Injured In n llulf Million Dol
lar llliiir Self Confeaacd Murder
er Commit Sulelde.
Philadelphia, Feb. 84. One wom;m
was killed, several other persons were
severely injured and properly Vi!u4
at $500,000 was destroyed by a fire
which broke out lust night in the
heart of the wholesale millinery dis
trict. The burned area covered near
ly two aires.
The woman killed was Clara Cohen,
aged 23 years, a seamstress in the em
ploy of Harris ami Bernard Cohen.
She met her death by jumping from
the fifth floor of the building ill which
tho fire started. Among the tin. si
seriously hurt were Clara I'dor, no
fell from the third floor f the same
building, and George Swseney, a fire
man, who was badly hurt about thr
hip by (lying debris. Several othei
girls had hands burned, and a colored
man received severe sprains by at
tempting to catch the young women
as they dropped from the end of a
rope which was suspended from
Rowe UN lnii I : ecu (loner.
Lebanon, I'a.. Feb, LeopoN
Rowe, who a few days ago confessed
to having murdered a man at Camp
belltown, Lebanon county, in i
committed suicide in his nell in the
county prison yesterday by banging.
Nobody was arrested for the murder
confessed by RoWO, Not being identi
fied, and under the supposition that
it was a case of suicide, the body Was
buried by the county authorities
Nothing has since that lite developed
to lead to the Identification 01 tli
stranger. Rowe was 52 years of age.
t it co lit! 1 1 u t Ion n I l.i'K I m I it I Ion.
Wllkesbarre, I'a.. Feb. 24, Hob
Stanley Woodward, president judge of
Luieme county. In an opinion haiuiea
down yesterday, declares the act clas
sifying townships into two classes,
passed by the last legislature, uncon
stitutional, There are 1.522 townships
In the state and only about '"' are af
fected hy the act. Judge Woodward
says this method of classification ex
cludes 1,500 townships from the pro
visions of the act, and It is therefor
special legislation and clearly uncon
stitutional, Dentil leateaea Commuted.
Rarrlsburg, Feb. 24. --The board of
pardons yesterduy commuted the death
sentence of Joseph Morrison, of M i 111 it
County, to life imprisonment. The ap
plication of Frank J. Krause, of Ie-
high county, who wus to have been
hanged next Monday, was held u
advl ornpnl When Govprmpr 3
learned of the board's action be
spited Krause until March 27
Denounei'il I lie I'ri-aldent.
Philadelphia. Feb. 24. -Denunciation
of President McKinley were in order at
the anti-imperialist meeting in thi
city yesterday. After each burst of
eloquent castlgntion there was thun
derous applause. The climax of the
debate was reached when George
Frank Stephens, of Philadelphia, char
acterized President McKinley as t
butcher and murderer. The resolu
tions adopted breathe the same spirit
Hardened IIIm I.umllord.
Scranton, I'a., Feb. 24. John Davti
yesterday shot and instantly kllleo
Martin Allen at Moosic, near here. Th
latter owned 11 house In which Davit
was a tenant and went there to col
lect the rent. They got into a dispute
over something, and Davis went into
a side room, got a shotgun and lirer
the load Into Allen's head. Davis wai
llnli Died I'roni Her lliirna.
Wllkesbarre, I'a . Feb. 27. A house
occupied by Michael Wentz. in the vil
lage of Alden, caught fire from ar
overheated stove yesterday. The fnm
lly, in making their escape through the
flames, were badly burned. A 4-year
old daughter died from her bernr.
shortly after being taken out of tha
r.iN 4eta n lteivilte.
Harrlsburg, Feb. 27.- William Kppv
alias "Face," under sentence of deatk
on Feb. 28 in Philadelphia, was yes
terday granted n reprieve by Governor
Stone until March 28.
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An Infant child nf Osborne Williams, of
Wind Gap, fell into a well and drol ed.
A big Icicle fell from the rocks at Co
lumbia slate quarry, Blatington, "'i kill
ed M'li'N JiUK'H.
The returns of the SSSeSSOrS "f l ot
castt r show 31. "10 persons of school r
In the county.
Some people of Altoonfl are working for
a curfew law. to apply to all clill.pef
under Hi yeurs of ace
Chnrles Prltchard of Pittsburg, h
found frozen to death at the dOOl of ha
home .Sunday by bis wife.
Rot it Morris, aged 21 years, fell tinde
the cars at the Jeddo colliery, Juzirm
county, and was fatally Injured.
A window smasher at Shenandoah g.
safely away with 128 worth of goods froa
Barry Levitt's furnishing goodx surc.
The Presbyterian church at Centre IliU
Centre county, is to be sold at aurtlan
the congregation having dwindled away
March 1 has been declared a genera
miners' holiday In the central Pennsyl
vania region, end u big mass meeting wU
be held at Hainesboro.
Three Indians from the Carllsb- schuo
have enlisted In the I'nlted States arrzu
under Captain James S. ltogers. and will
go to Manila as cuvalrymen.
The Lancaster court has decided thai
hereafter trust companlea not located ta
ttle county will not be accepted as se
curity fur administrators or guardians
The emissary of men at tho Scotia Jr.n
ore mines,. In Centre 'county, who pre
sented a petition for an advance In wages,
was promptly discharged by tho mm. -n
A Jury In New York awarded Mlas Kkuc
Lehman, of Allentown. 12.000 damages
against H. O. Sakemlller, paying teller or
the Farmers' National bank, of York, Ear
breach of promise of marrtaga.
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