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Measures That Occupy the Atten
tion of the Lawmakers.
DELATIONS OF MINE OFFICIALS.
lm ii.i ( Salta TbT Shall Ilr Con-
Mr4i Iftmttlittm of tur
Companl! llnlhrr Thaa lo-Work-rrt
of rrrRi Iajarrd.
Harrlsburg, Fob. 26. In the senate
last night lion. William H. Keyser,
Was sworn In as senator from the
Third Philadelphia district to succeed
the late Francis A. Osbourn. Judge
Weiss, of Dauphin county, administer
ed the oath.
Among the bills introduced were:
By Mr. Stiles, Ixhigh, providing for
the construction and maintenance of
sidepnths in the townships for the use
of bicycles and pedestrians, and au
thoring county commissioners to levy
an annual tax of SI on each wheel; by
Mr. Quail, Schuylkill, to provide for
the burial of indigent soldiers so as
to extend the provisions to soldiers
wbo served in the Spanish and Philip
pine wars; by Mr. Vaughan, Lacka
wanna, defining the relationship be
tween mine bos.-es, superintendents
and foremen of coal mines and the
persons, firms or corporations owning
or operating the same, ami providing
that In damage suits for injuries these
persons shall be considc red as repre
sentatives of the company, and not co-
employKs of persons injured.
'I hi- governor sent
to the Benate the
nomlnntions of :. Chalmers Port
be coroner of Huntingdon county, v
V. u. Sebum, resigned, and Henry
Harland to be justice of the peace
B nsali in. Bucks county, vici
Vandegrift, dc ceased.
Joseph Call, of the Nineteenth Phila
delphia district, and Richard Curry,
Sixteenth Philadelphia district, who
wire elected at the late election to till
vacancies, were sw orn in at last night's
session of the house by Judge Weiss.
Among the bills read In place were:
By Mr. Palm, of Crawford, to enforce
article 1" of the constitution to pre
vent discrimination by railroads and
The Issue of free passes; by Mr. Ulrich,
Dauphin, limiting the amount of loans
to officers and directors of banks, trust
companies and savings institutions;
by Mr. McAnlie, Lawrence, making it
unlawful for first cousins to be Joined
in marriage and declaring void all
marriages hereafter contracted in vio
lation of this act; by Mr. Wadswortu,
Philadelphia, providing that the wages
of laborers or the salary of any person
in public or private employment shall
uo' be liable to attachment In the
bands of the employer, but this pro
viso shall not apply to the wages or
mlary of persons not residing in this
In the senate Thursday of last week
Senator Focht, of I'nion, chairman
pf the committee on elections, In
troduced the ballot reform bill which
has the indorsement of the state
administration. The bill provides that
ill nominations made by political par
ties shall be known as party nomina
tions, and that such nominations for
public offices can only be made by a
delegate or mass convention, primary
election or caucus of voters having a
national or state organisation. Blank
forms of certificates or nomination
shall be furnished by the Btcretary of
the commonwealth and no other form
than those so furnished shall be used.
All nominations other than party nom-
. nations shall be known and deslgnat-
pd bs Independent nominations. Inde
pendent t. mlinttions Of candidates for
', c office niuy be made by nomina
tion papers Bigned by qualified electors
of the Btate or of the election dlatrict or
division thereof lor which the nomi
nation is made. Blank forms shall be
furnished as In the case of regular
party nominations, No person shall
accept more than one nomination for
the same office, and whenever any per
son shall receive two or more nomina
tions for the same office he shall be
deemed to have accepted the first one
made, unless be designate within a
given time which one he prefers. The
bill adopts the Australian group sj.-.-tuui
The senate amendment to the bill
relative to the acquisition of state for-
r nervations, providing that ail
ments shall be inserted In tli"
papers nearest the land to be pur
i, was concurred In.
, .11 providing for the removal of
on account of mental or phys-
dlsablllty was introduced by Mr.
Harrison, of Philadelphia, last Fri
day. If a judge becomes un
abl to perform his official du
ties for a year the governor shall
appoint a commission of three physl-i
plans to examine him. If they report
Lbal he is permanently disabled thel
. rernor shall notify him, and if he
shall resign within P.o days of such no-:
lice he shall receive for the balance
nf the term for which he was elected
the salary which he would have re-1
celved if he had not resigned, and the
governor shall appoint his successor.'
Mr, Scott, of Allegheny, introduced,
a bill amending the marriage license
act by Increasing the fee to be paid for
such license from .1" cents to $1.
Mr. earner, of Schuylkill, offered a
resolution calling upon Governor Stone
to remove James K. Roderick, chief of
the bureau of mines, for making the
remark in the presence of several mem
uers of the house that "it docs in.
-natter what the miners want nowa
days: their hands are raised against
every n:,n am' every man's hand Is
raised against them." The resolutlo,.
was referred to the committee on
mines and mining.
The state authorities are paving the
way for their proposed bill to make up
the $1,000,000 deficiency in the school
appropriation caused by Governor
Stone's veto by paying off the districts
earlier than usual.
The bill has been prepared by At
torney General Klkln and will prob
ably be Introduced in the house by ex
State Treasurer Beacom.
Governor Stone says he will not ap
point the judges of the Philadelphia
fifth common pleas court until he hns
beard the friends of the applicants who
have asked for a hearing. There are
numerous applicants, in spite of the
fact that the governor is almost cer
tain to appoint Col. Robert Ralston, J.
Willis Martin and Maxwell Stsvansop
GOLI)E GATE WRECK. I
Steamer R:o de Janeiro Went Down
With 127 Souls.
C0KSDL WILDMAN A VICTIM.
lie anil III l ainl I r W ent Down With
the lll-l :vt. a Vraarl. a Uld Cap
tain Ward, llrr Commander Only
Se ent -four HrarurU.
San ' ranclseo. Pah. 23. The Pacific
Mail strainer Rio de Jnnelro ran on a
bidden DCk while entering the Golden
(iate tarly yesterday morning in a
dense foe. She sank a few
after striking. The latest figures place
the loss at 127 persons, most of whom
were Chinese and Japanese.
The most prominent passenger on
the steamer was Rounscvllle Wildman,
I'nlted States consul at Hong Kong,
who was accompanied by his wife and
two children. The ship wns in com
mand of Pilot Frederick Jordan when
she struck. He was rescued. Capt.
William Ward went down with his ves
sel. As near as can be learned there were
'.'01 people on board the Rio de Jan
eiro, as follows: Cabin passengers. 21);
steerage (Asiatic), 58; second cabin, 7;
white officers, 30; Asiatic crew, 77.
The saved number 74, classified as
follows: Cabin passengers. 12; white
officers, 12: steerage (Asiatic), 13;
crew (Chinese), 37.
The lost number 127. classified as
follows: Passengers, 24; officers, 18;
crew (Chinese), J9; steerage (Asiatic),
The following cabin passengers are
lost: Rounsevllle Wildman. wife two
children and nurse; Mrs. K. West, J. F.
Seymour. H. C. Mattheson, Mrs. and
Miss Wakefield, Miss Rewena Jehu,
Zong Chong, Dr. Okawhara, Dr. Dodd,
t). H. Henshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Wood
worth. C, Dowdell.
'I he Rio de Janeiro was threa days
overdue from Hong Kong via Honolulu
when she arrived off the Heads Thurs-
CONSCL GENERAL WILDMAN.
day night, and the dense fog prevailing
at the time Induced Pilot Jordan to
bring her to anchor until he could see
his way clear through the gateway. She
laid to until about 4:30 o'clock yester
day morning, when the atmosphere
cleared, and she was started under a
slow bell toward Point Bonita. All
went well until 5:40 o'clock, when she
struck. Most of the passengers were
below at the time, and it is believed
that many of them were drowned in
The first news of the disaster reach
ed here at 7:30 o'clock, and sooon af
terward a boat load of rescued passen
gers and petty officers arrived at the
Tugs were immediately dispatched
to render any service that might lie
needed, but no living persons were
afloat when they reached the wrec.
A number of drowning people were
rescued by Italian fishermen, and the
bodies of two white women, three Chi
nese and a Japanese were brought in
by the tugs.
From all accounts it appears that the
officers were cool and gave the neces
sary orders with the least possible ex
citement. Capt. Ward, who was on deck when
the vessel struck, at once gave orders
to the crew on watch to hurry the pas
sengers to the forward deck. At the
same time the quartermaster on duty
sounded the signal for fire drill, and
within five minutes all the men were
at their stations. There was not
much confusion until. 16 infinites after
striking, the bow of the vessel sudden
ly plunged under water,
was a wild rush for the
Chinese crew, to the number of more
than a hundred, was terrorized. Some1
of them huddled in little groups, chat-1
tering In fear. Others crouched close
to the deck, moaning pitifully. Many
Jumped into the sea.
Capt. Ward remained on deck until
the vessel had settled to such an ex
tent that the water was engulfing
him. Then he went up on the bridge
and from there confined to issue his j
directions, although by this time the
confusion was bo great that few paid
any attention to his commands.
That the steamer sank almost lm
mediately after striking Is the report
Of a majority of those rescued. Some
of the passengers say that she In
stantly listed forward and that in five
minutes she went down, while others
declare that she stayed afloat for half
an hour after she struck. The con
fusion occasioned by such an Incident
is intense, and It is not s uprising to
find that there is a lack of unanimity. I
The wreck lies about three-fourths
of a mile south of Fort Point and
about a thousand yards off the rocky
shore. The smokestack ana a portion
of the upper works of the ill fated
' steamer are visible.
I There are several conflicting stories
concerning the fate of Capt. Ward. The
steward of the Rio says that he stood
! beside the captain when the vessel
went down. Two other survivors say
that they also saw the captain to the
last, but Frederick Llndstrom, the
quartermaster of the Rio, emph
declared that Capt. Ward
Admiral Tyron, of her
jetty's ship Victoria, in
his cabin, where he m
hind a locked dopr.
Ihe Monster Combine Files Arti
cles of Incorporation.
FOBEIGN HANKERS MAT INVE8T.
It la Maid That Ihe er Corporation.
Nonilnnll) Capitalise at $3,000.
Will Hlive f 1.100,000.000 of Capital
StorU Morgan Predict. Bin; Savin.
New York, Feb. 26. Official an-
COUncemenl of the Morgan steel com
bine will pr bably be made this after
noon. Up to a late hour yesterday af
ternoon it was expected that the state
ment would be made public In time
for this morning's newspapers, but
after a protracted conference at the
office of J. P. Morgan ft Co. Robert
Bacon, a member of that Arm, declared
that the official news would have to be
withheld for another day.
Articles of Incorporation of the Uni
ted States Steel corporation were filed
yesterday at Trenton, the Incorporators
being Charles C. Cluff, William J
Curtlss and Charles MacVeagh, all of
Hoboken, N. J.
The nominal capitalization of $3,000
Is understood to mean that the incor
porator had simply taken the pre
caution to file papers before anyone
else might have a chance to use the
name. The incorporators Include ex
Judge Curtiaa, who Is a partner of
William Nelson Cromwell, of the law
firm of Sullivan & Cromwell.
Mr. Cromwell, President Gary, of the
Federal Steel company; Max Pam
representing the American Steel and
Wire company, and Francis Lynde
Stetson, who Is one of Mr. Morgan's
confidential legal advisers, were In con
ference the greater part of the day.
With these gentlemen from time to
time were representatives of the vari
ous concerns which are to form the
great eomblne. There were uncon
firmed statements that committees
representing these companies had pre
pared circular letters to be sent to
their stockholders; that these letters
gave exact terms and nil details, and
that the shareholders would bs urged
to accept the terms set forth. A di
rector of the American Steel and Win
company said of this:
"I don't know what tin1 directors of
the other companies Interested may
have done, but I can say that as yet we
have prepared no letter for our share
holders." Another bit of gossip was to the ef
fect that both the American Bridge
company and the National Tube com
pany would be left out nf the combina
tion. These concerns are credited with
being dominated by Morgan Interests,
so that the rumor that they wore not
to go In was accepted with much reser
vation. None of the principals or af
flcers of the companies would discuss
the matter at all.
Morgan & Co. are declared to have
made all arrangements for financing
the combination. Thev have also, ac
cording to reports, rY upleted the de
tails necessary to the exchanging of
old securities for new. As to the flota
tion of the company, a prominent bank
officer was quoted as saying that not
more than $15,000,000 of actual cash
would be necessary, and that this sum
had already been put aside by the un
derwriting syndicate. Speedy appli
cation will be made, it Is said, to list
the shares of the company here and on
the Ixmdon Stork Exchange. The un
derwriting syndicate is said to have of
fers for the shares of the new com
pany aggregating about $100,000,000. It
is reported that London Paris, Ber
lin and Frankfort bankers have taken
kindly to the advances of the under
From a well Informed source comes
the statement that the I'nlted States
Steel corporation will have$l, 100,000,000
of capital stock. Of this $300,000,00(1
will be 5 per cent general mortgage
bonds. $400,000,000 of 7 per cent pre
ferred stock and $400,000,000 of com
The corporation will take over the
Carnegie. Federal Steel, Steel and Wire
and other companies by an exchange
of stock. The value of the subsidiary
concerns has been arrived at by a close
examination of their assets, as well as
of their earning power. Mr. Morgan Is
said to have declared that without a
combination the companies to be ab
sorbed In one would have spent for
betterments at least $50,000,000 a year
for the next five years. With the ele
ment of competition eliminated it Is
figured that all or nearly ali of this
will be saved.
The objects of the corporation are to
manufacture steel, Iron, copper and
other materials, and to own, operate
I and develop mines, and to own lines
of transporation. The provision is
made that the corporation shall not
own a railroad In the state of New
llnylliiiiN iiml Dominican FIjclitlnK.
Cape Haytlen, Haytl, Feb. 26. A
skirmish has taken place between Hay
tlans and Dominicans at Phltobert, on
the northern frontier. A party of
Haytians waB suddenly attacked by a
number of Dominicans. The Haytian
consul at Dajabon sought refuge at
Ouanamlnthe. Haytl, about five miles
from the frontier. The Dominican con
sul at Cape Haytian has received or
ders from his government to repair
Immediately to the scene of the dis
turbance and endeavor to put an end
to the fighting and cause the Haytian
consulate at Dajabon to be respected.
Rahlre Ate I'olaon For Candy.
Pittsburg, Feb. 26. Martha and
Florence Spangler, aged 3 and 2 years,
respectively, died last night from the
effects of an overdose of morphia. The
children, who were the daughters of
Arthur Spangler, airbrake Inspector, of
the Fort Wayne railroad, during a
short absence of their mother from the
room secured a box of morphine pills
from the dresser, and thinking they
were candy ate Ave of the quarter grain
Oaytinre Mnat Be Tried In (ieomln.
New York, Peb. 26. United States
Commissioner Shields yesterday de
tided that Benjamin D. Green and
John F., Edward H. and William T.
Oaynor, Indicted for conspiracy to de
fraud the United States government,
should be removed to the Jurisdiction
of the United States court in Georgia.
Bepnblio&n Standing Committee.
dnnw-C. t. Flngaman, J. D. Sip,
aapar Charlas Draeer, Elmer Wrlscl.
eaar W. -Thoa. HarbaUt. Jackaon Baker.
Oantre-W. a. Nana, F H Sara.
nhaaiaiB-PaUr Shaffer . C. H. Cpdearore
fra iklia John Haektaburg, Oca f. Stellar.
Jnekaeo J. Han ay Moyer. u. A.Breuee.
MMleburr-r. . (Wot. frank Balls,
tttaalecreea-a K. Row, Geo. 0 Slues..
Manna-W. L. Young, D P. Killer.
Pann-IUrrrL. Kngle, Oca. M. Wltmer.
Pnrrjr-K. K. Boyer, AJIrn Valentine
Pane W Joelab Wli.iy, C 8. Sprlanle.
SellnagroTe J A. I.umbard. J. K. Keller.
Spring-Chae. R. Kloee, D. U. Snook.
Union-Jacob Slahl. A. J Stroh.
tanbiDKtoa-Myrou aorer, W. F. BJown.
A LunNeStt, Itairuian.
Lpvii I iiAKi k Mrvretnry.
.1 Vbauk Rfitc. Traaaur
frfifijfi TraanJpaajkul pra.
He supported Eric as best he could.
Rev. Charles M. Sheldon's
Latest Story is
It treats of the ever-present
struggle between capital and la
bor and shows clearly the situa
tion from the point of 1 lew of
both the workerand the employer.
It is a strong story fascinatingly
told. We have purchased the
serial rights and
It Will Be Printed
in This Paper
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II we told you lovv we art.
able to do this it would not
he so surprising, hut let it
ic sufficient that we
selling them al
Don't worry about how we
do it. I
Call and see our
Furniture Dealers and
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IftORSE COLLARS i
I have reduced prices as
from $2.25 to $2.00 and
another grade from $1 to
J. M. Mail re r.
J. 1-3 lm, HBEAMEB. PA.
i-H M I II 111 M I III III It H4
Bran per 100. 90
Flour per bbl 4 00
MRSreSf. aWOK raHMU 1
.stand), market Street Prices as follows:
$20 Overcoats for $15.50
14 Overcoats for !.."()
10 Overcoats for 5.50
5 Overcoats for 2.00
Men's Svf.it m
$18 Suit for $12
14 Suit for 10
! Suit for 7.50
Men's Overalls reduced to 25
10 Suit for $7.50
2 Suit for 1. 10
2.60 Suit for .75
lo Ovtrcoats for $(
6 Overcoats for 4.50
3.50 Overcoats for 1.50
2 Overcoats for .99
ouo iijs tor ooo
55c Caps for 151c
ana we are Douua to make room for the summer stock. Our!
COminenoed Jan. 7. Come to see B Quality tells prices sell.
Frank S. Regie,
LEAL EE IN
itliddleburg, - Pa.
Inquire for . .
Terms and Pric
Read This! Read Thii
Is larcer than ever before : m v PKIC S LOWER than
EKS for ti e SAME GOODS. Mv nricea on 46 rolls of cH
wish to close out will suit tho pocket book of many and!
others mouey. Do not think of buying your fall carpets
you give my stock of carpets your atteutiou and gel the
of some of mv baaitaing I am offering.
l HAM t OS I and some tor the price of the glass in the
Don't miss this sale.
LdWer will surprise you in Styles and Prices.
In this branch of mv business I am nreoared to
public the best serbioe that can be secured by money, tit
personal attention. My equippage in this branch of bust
one of the finest in the state. HEARSES, CARRIAGE
UNDEHTAKifitt f AKLdrw 1X0 up to -date.
On wnrrt ahont a renort that ibt attention haa ha aallad to lately ID
my prices. I OUABANTBk to furnlSh the Same goods St LESS MONEY
house in the county. 1 UUARANTEK to give you easier PAYMENT two i
First-Class Livery Connected with Undertaking Dej
Telephone Connection. LEWISTO
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439 Market t,
Call to see tliem.
Great, Great Sacrifices
9 15,000 of Stock of Gents' and BovsV Olothi
will l)e verified at Wolff Freedman'i (Loeb's 1
$:5 Suit for $2
2 Suit for 1.25
Children's Underwear fiir l(
O rants lor $ 5.5(1
3.50 Pants for 2. In
2.50 Pauta for .50
96 Shoes for 2.2".
2.50 Shoes for 1.50
1.75 Shoes for .99
$2 Gloves for $T.
1.50 Gloves for 1
i u loves lor ,;ij
,ou uioves lor .iji
50e- and 75c Neckties fur ol
39e Neckties for 19c.
he reason why we hhci ifke is on uccount of the mild cliia
Wolff Freedman, sunburn
MY PRESENT STOCK OF CARPETS
Prices just right on these goods.
One Word About Pictures.
I nm offering my present stock of pictures at cost,
I have some prettr things to offer in Furniture, al
W. H. FELIX,
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