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SCKANTON, TA., TUESDAY MOllNlNGr, EEB11UAHT ti, 1897.
TWO CENTS ACOPY
J-SP l ft
Expect It, Yet
Mny happen In n lnrg(, up-to-date
dry goods store, such us ours is.
It'H certainly very unusual to see
staple Silks nnd Black Dress goods
otfered at sueh fnr down, below
market values, ns these, nnd 1C you
were to ask the reason why, we
might llnd It hard to answer you;
for one thing Is certain, a higher tar
iff Is as surely hofore us as tha night
follows day, therefore wo cannot
expect to look for anything hut an
advance on all Silks or Woolen tex
tiles, whether made In this country
Bo Yon Catcl (to .
To the full meaning of this? If ro.
It Is clearly to your Interest to buy
now and more especially when such
low prices prevail.
The reductions we quote are com
pared with the lowest normal val
ues ever reached In the American
trade, nnd when we say that
prices In this deiinrtment will ad
vance at least 25 per cent, within
the next month or two, the great
money saving advantages of this
sale are bound to become more ap
The lowest prices for the ne;:t four
years at any rate. The wise will
profit thereby; the foolish will wish
they had. Will you?
AMONG THE SPECIALS
OFFERED AT THIS
Cheney Bros. 24-inoh Black China
Silk. Our best ordinary 7jo. qual
ity. No need to say more about it;
the rest lies In your judgment. For
this fine quality
Sale Price 49c
Fine 24-inch Black Duchess Silks.
Superb finish and a surprising
weight for a pure make. The best
we know of for $1.00
Sale Price 73c
Superb Printed Silks. Not the
cheap Jap or Chinese makes but
magnificent Brocade weaves with
lively lloral effects. During the
season we said $1.D0 and S't.Ti for
precisely the same goods. Now the
Sale Price Is 85c
Of Light and Printed 'silks, come
light, some dark; all exclusive in
design; the weave will speak for
Itself. We sold the same goods last
month at from $2.25 to $2.50. For
Sale Price 98c
J 5 Pieces
Black Sicllllans; full SO Inches wide.
Correct fabric for Skirts and the
best 50c. quality ever offered.
Sale Price 33c
Fancy Satins In a new and popular
weave. Solid Black only. The best
price you can buy thesa goods at
anywhere Is 7Dc.
Sale Price 55c
Extra fine French Surges, 15 Inches
wide; lovely finish, Blue or Jet
Black Shades. The best.kquallty
you ever saw at 62&c.
Sale Price 39c
UG-lnch strictly all Wool Brocades.
Fine Shade of Black, entirely now
effects'. Guaranteed full value for
Sale Price 35c
Fine Wool i5-inch Henriettas, two
shades In Black, exquisite Satin
finish, A remarkable value at GEc.
Sale Price 45c
40-Inch Black Mohair, modern nnd
small patterns, the latest out for
stylish Skirts. Were considered a
snap bargain at 45c.
Sale Price 25c
One Week Only.
BIG WRANGLE OVER
THE MITCHELL BILL
Very Lively Debate In the House of
SMITH'S SUBSTITUTE CAUSES WAR
Proposition to Place the A Hair in the
Hands of Philadelphia Judges
llcets with Strung Oppositlon--In-vestigntiug
Committees Scored hy
Mr. Corny, of l,iiy,orne--The IHuus
uro Passed with the Bliss Amend
ment. Hnrrlsburg, En., Feb. 1. Tt was twen
ty minutes after nine when Speaker
Boyer lapped the house to order tonight.
After prayef by Cliaplnln Sangree, the
deatli of Representative MeCnuley
Cook, of Fulton county, was announced
by Mr. Spatz, of Berks. Mr. Bong, of
York, offered the following resolution,
which was adopted:
Whereas, 1'. McCaulcy Cook, an honoied
member of the house of representatives of
Fulton county, has been suddenly taken
from his fellow members by death, there
fore Itcsolved, That we express our sincere
sorrow on account of his mysterious and
sudden removul to that home from wheneo
no traveler returns; that we condole with
his family In this, their hour of trial and
bereavement; that his desk be draped in
mourning for the period of ten days; that
a committee of ten members be appointed
to attend his funeral and the speaker of
the house appoint a suitable time for me
morial services in memory of our de
Several petitions were read asking
the passage of the bill to prevent the
desecration of the American flag.
Bills were read In place as follows:
Mr. Conrndo, of Philadelphia Abolish all
taxes levied upon horses, mares, geldings
and cattle above the age of four years;
also an act regulating the advertisement
of all notices required to he published by
law, providing for publication in one Ger
.Mr. Hoger, of Philadelphia Repealing
the act regulating fees to be charged by
justices of the peace, aldermen and mag
istrates and constables.
Mr. Moore, Philadelphia Appropriating
$0,000 to the Home for the Aged, Philadel
phia. Mr. Bolles, Philadelphia Appropriating
$2i',,000 to the Medlro-Chlrurglcal hospital
of Philadelphia; also appropriating $10,000
to the .Master liullilers .Mechanical Traue
school, of Philadelphia; also appropriating
$120,000 to the hospital department of
Hahnemann .Medical college.
Mr. Marshall, Allegheny Appropriation
to pay expenses of Heller-Daubach elec
tion contest $1I12S.W).
Mr. Lytic, Huntingdon To authorize
constables to make arrests on reasonable
suspicion of violation of timber laws; also
an act appropriating $lit4,7u3 to the Hun
Mr. Could, Eric To provide for a sep
erate hospital for convict insane and ap
propriating $30,000 therefor.
Mr. Hopwood, Fayette Making the 12th
day of February a legal holiday.
Mr. Seyfert, Lancaster An act for the
equalization of taxation; also an act mak
ing constables of townships ux-olllclo lire
Mr. Council, Lackawanna Appropriat
ing $3.",000 to St. Joseph's society at Scran
ton. Mr. Schmlnk, Schuylkill To provide for
the health and safety of persons employed
In and about the anthracite coal mines of
Pennsylvania; also appropriating $2.1,000 to
the Pottsvllle hospital.
When the reading of bills In place
was concluded the. Mitchell resolution,
which had been recalled from the sen
ate, providing for an Investigation of
the state treasury and auditor general
departments, was read and without
opposition the previous vote of the
house non-concurring In the resolu
tion was reconsidered.
Jill, SMITH'S SUBSTITUTE.
M'r. Smith, Philadelphia, then of
fered ns a substitute for the Mitchell
resolution the following:
Whereas, It has been charged in the
newspapers of this commonwealth that for
years past certain favored banks have
been depositories of stato funds; and,
Whereas, It Is alleged that the said
banks have paid, directly or Indirectly,
large sums of money or other considera
tion for tliu use of such deposits; therefore
Resolved, That the president Judge of
common ideas court, No. 1, of Philadelphia
county; the president Judge of Dauphin
county court be and ure hereby constitut
ed a court of Inquiry and Investigation,
and aro directed to lay aside at once all
other public business and Inquire into and
Investigate the management of the state
treasury, commencing with the term of
the late state treasurer, the Hon. Amos
C. Noyes. They shall Inquire and report
under what regulations any funds In the
state treasury, or belonging thereto, ..ire
now being or have, within the last twenty
Mjeurs, been loaned out to or deposited with
Ubny banks, bankers, banking companies
or other associations or individuals. Also,
whether of the said banks, bankers, bank
ing companies, associations or Individuals
which now have, or within a period of 20
years have had, wlthltr their possession
stato funds or loans or deposits; have paid
or promised to pay any money or other
valuable consideration, or to render or
withhold any political services to or from
any party or parties In consideration of
their being allowed the further retention
of such funds, after sueh payment or con
sideration may have been demanded.
The said court, so constituted, Bluill also
hear all voluntary testimony bearing upon
the management of the state treasury
within the past twenty years; and suld
court shall send for persons, books and pa
pers huvlng knowledge of or bearing upon
said subject and aro hereby authorized to
employ a stenographer and other neces
sary assistants. And that the attorney
general of the commonwealth Is hereby
directed-to act as the legal adviser of said
courts, and said court shall repot t bad:
to this legislature the result of their linj
lngs, not later than April 1,
Provided, however, nothing In this reso
lution shall Interfere with the pending
or contemplated legislation at this session.
Mr. Keyset-, Philadelphia, promptly
made the point of order that the legis
lature cannot delegate this power to the
Judges; that such an investigation on
the part of the Judges must be made
on their own motion.
Mr. Stewnrt, Philadelphia, though the
subject was entirely germane and the
reference of the matter to the Judges
was entirely proper.
Mr. Bliss, Delaware, said the judges
were the proper persons to conduct such
an Investigation and there ought nut to
be any objection tb them. Mr. Lytic,
Huntingdon, was at a loss to know how
the legislature would proceed to compel
the Judges to perform this duty; lie
thought It was an attempt to prevent a
Mr. Crothcrs, Philadelphia, snld with
due courtesy to the speaker that "he,
like others, was in the grasp of a mighty
machine." Ho declared that the op
ponents of a true Investigation were
urging the senate resolution nnd that
the tubles,,had been turned by the Intro
duction tit' this substitute which means
a thorough Investigation.
Mr. McClnln, Lancaster, charge that
the substitute was n rellectlon upon the
speaker of the house and that It Indi
cated a desire upon the part of those
who had been going up nnd down the
state charging mismanagement of these
two departments to avoid an investi
gation. The gentleman from Philadelphia (Mr.
Keyset') raised the point of order that
the amendment offered by the gentle
man from Philadelphia (Mr. Smith),
was not germane and was in violation
of the spirit and letter of the constltu-
not prescribed by law upon the judges
of the courts of this commonwealth.
SPEAKER BOYER'S DECISION.
The speaker decided, nfter hearing
argument on the point of order, that
the point of order was well taken. It
being In direct violation of the letter
and spirit of the constitution as set
forth In nrtlclo C, section 21, lnnsmuch
ns It Imposed duties upon the judges of
the courts which were not judicial in
their character and therefore could not
be authorized by a concurrent resolu
tion of the legislature.
Mr. Kerr, York, offered an amend
ment providing for seven members of
the house on the proposed investigating
committee, two of whom shall be of the
minority. It was agreed to.
Mr. Coray.Luzerne, offered nn amend
ment providing that the Investigation
shall be conducted without expense to
the state, but It was lost. Mr. Coray
attacked Investlgntlngs generally as
expensive luxuries and referred to the
present senate committee Investigating
the affairs of Philadelphia as an Illus
tration. QUAY' FAVORS INVESTIGATION.
Mr. Boger, Philadelphia, favored the
Investigation and said If the reinnvk u
gentleman made nbout a mighty ma
chine refersvd to Senator Matthew
Stanley Quay he could only say as nn?
of Senator Quay's friends that the sen
ator favors an Investigation. He then
went into a defense of the senate com
mittee which has been looking Into the
municipal affairs of Philadelphia and
showed what good it nad done.
.Mr. Bliss, Delaware, offered an
amendment providing that nothing
contained In the resolution shnll be
construed as a reason tor delaying no
tion, either in tile committees or In the
senate or, house upon any bill provid
ing for the payment of Interest on the
public moneys of the state deposited
In the banks.
Mr. Bliss supported the amendment
in a speech, In which he Intimated
that the senate resolution was de
signed to interfere with the passage of
bills to compel the payment of Inter
est on state deposits. He cared noth
ing about an investigation of the state
treasury if he could be assured that
the bills In question would be promptly
reported to the house.
Mr. Stewart, Philadelphia, opposed
the original resolution because It was
intended to hinder proposed legisla
tion; he believes the conduct of the
state treasury Is honest, but the meth
ods are bad. No Investigation Is need
ed to show that large sums of state
moneys Is In the banks drawing no In
terests and the state cannot pay Its
Mr. Lytic, of Huntingdon, referred
to reformers who are now trying to get
off the perch, which was becoming un
comfortable. Mr. Crothcrs, Philadelphia, charac
terized the legislature of ISO., as the
most notorious in the history of the
state, This resolution Is to kill any
Investigation of the state treasury.
He said what Is needed Is to pass
the bills to secure Interest on deposits.
On a viva voce vote, the Bliss
amendment was adopted and the reso
lution as amended then passed.
The gavel of President Pro Tern Mc
Carrell called the senate to order nt !)
o'clock this evening. In his prayer
Chaplain WPSt referred to the death
of Representative MeCaulcy Cook, of
Fulton. From the committee on rules
Mr. White presented a report, which
was adopted under suspension of
rules, providing that there be two di
visions In the appropriations commit
tee, one to visit public Institutions un
der state supervision, the other for the
Inspection of private Institutions,
neither division to be absent from the
senate, at the same time ns the other.
Among the bills read In place were the
Hy Mr. Cochran Authorizing the pur
chase by the commonwealth of unseated
lauds for non-payment of taxes for the
purpose of creating a state forestry le
servation, having In view the preserva
tion of the water supply at the sources of
the rivers of the state and for the protec
tion of people and property from tlood;
for the designation of legal holidays and
nuit Holidays to ue observed In Pennsyl
vania. The chief purpose of the bill Is
to secure uniformity in the observance of
Memorial and Labors Days so that they
will he observed on the same days In
Pennsylvania as In other state, thus avoid
ing the Inconvenience to which the busi
ness community Is subjected, by having
banks, trust companies, stock exchanges
closed on Saturday In Pennsylvania, while
they remain open In other stntes and huv
lng them open here while they are closed
in other states on Mondays; appropriat
ing $S,000 to the Willlamsport Training
school; appropriating $32,200 to the Will
lamsport hospital; appropriating $2:17,000 to
the trustees of the Danville Hospital tor
By Mr. Coyle Authorizing the creation
of a board to consist of the governor and
secretary of the commonwealth which
shall llx the price of school text books to
be purchased by boards of education not
exceeding 75 per cent, of tho present whole
sale prices; an act to extend the right of
trial by Jury In proceeding to disbar an at
torney and providing for a change of venue
In such pioeeediugs,
After the first reading calendar of
bills had been disposed of the senate
adjourned until 11 o'clock tomorrow
l'nterbou Iron Woiks Abandoned.
Paterson, N. J., Feb, 1. The Paterson
Iron works, it wus announced today are
business abandoned, The concern was cs.
to go Into tho hands of a receiver, and the
tahlished 13 years ago. Kx-Congressman
Charles D, Beckwlth Is president and
treasurer and George A, Beckwlth Is sec
retary. Us liabilities aro about $30,0(1), hut
It hus enough real estate to pay al Indebt
edness, (Seorgo A. Beckwlth. It U said,
will be appointed receiver.
TO BLOW UP A JAIL
The Mystery Surrounding the Escape of
William Shaffer Explained.
WAS PLANNED BY "TERRIBLE PETE"
Cold-Illooded Scheme to Murder
Warden Holund, of Wilkes Ilnrrc
l'rison--A Woninu Assists in the
Nefarious Work--4lTerriblo l'ctc"
Sentenced to llu IInngcd--Tvo
Hungarians Sent to Jail Without
AVIlkes-Barre, Pa., Feb, 1. Peter
Valsalka, alias Peter Wassll, a daring
criminal, better known as "Terrible
Pete," who was convicted In April last
for the murder of Charles Cupersav
age, was brought Into court today for
sentence. Application had been made
for a new trial, which wns refused by
Judge Bennett. His counsel then np
plled for testimony to be taken, that a
requisition might bo asked for by tho
Russian government to return him to
that country for trial on the charge of
alleged poisoning of a former wife.
This request wns also .refused and the
prisoner was called before the Judge,
who In a very few words sentenced
him to hang by the neck until he wns
dead. Tho action of the governor fix
ing tlie dnte of the hanging Is now
awaited by the authorities, Wassll
claims that he will never be hanged if
he Is given any chance whatever. A
guard will be placed nt his cell and
he will be carefully watched until his
final day approaches,
A dastardly plot to blow up tho
Wllkes-Barre jail, .. Is said, has Just
been unearthed. Friends of "Terrible
Pete" arranged to thus secure his re
lease and relied upon the aid of Will
iam Shaffer, who recently escnped and
was recaptured, to assist them.
It was decided to blow up the Jail
with dynamite or powder and during
the excitement Wassll's pals were to
rush In from the outside and assist
Pete to get awny. Prior to the explo
sion Wasslll and a few other prisoners
were to be released from their cells.
First In order was to secure false keys
for the cells of the two murderers.
.AIDED BY A WOMAN,
An Impression of these keys- wns se
cured by strategy by one of the pris
oners In the scheme and the Impression
was given to a woman, who Is related
to one of the prisoners. She went to a
blacksmith, who Is also known, nnd
had the keys made out of thin Iron or
steel, The keys were smuggled Into
jail and delivered over to Shaffer, who
awaited the other developments from
Next In order was to prepare for the
explosion. This was to be set off In
the front entrance of the prison, under
Warden Boland's private apartments.
The warden was also marked, so It Is
claimed, to be either seriously Injured
or killed if possible. The powder was
purchased and the money for this cume
from Pete's bank account.
Two jack screws were procured to
break the bars on-the Jnll windows.
When the time arrived, Shaffer was the
only one able to make his escape. He
crawled through the window the bars
of which had been bent by the jnck
screws in the hands of two men on the
outside. When Shaffer got out he said
the jlir was up as the keepers were
keeping a close watch on the murderers.
Fearing detection the parties on the
Joseph Reboski and Joseph Shenoskl,
the two Hungarian who were implicat
ed in tho conspiracy to liberate "Terri
ble Pete," were given a hearing to
day. They were identified by William
Shaffer as being the men who had ar
ranged with him to release "Pete" at
the time he himself hud made his es
cape. They were committed to prison
for trial without ball.
MR. WILSON ACCEPTS.
He Will Be Secretary of Agriculture in
the Cabinet of President-Elect
Des Moines, In., Feb. 1. J. S. Wilson
arrived In Ames, la., early this morn
ing after having been to Canton, where
he conferred with President-elect Mc
Klnley. He was communicated with over tho
long distance telephone, and said; I
have accepted the portfolio of agricul
ture In the McKlnley cabinet."
VAN VALKENBURQ'S AFFAIR.
A Demurrer Is Filed by Defendant in
tho Bribery Case.
Pottsvllle, Pa., Feb. 1. This morn
ing the defendant In the case of the
Commonwealth vs. K. A. Van Vnlken
burg. In which he Is charged with con
spiring to bribe Representative Weiss,
or Northampton county, to vote for
John Wunnmuker for United States
senator, filed a demurrer nsalnst the
The argument In the demurrer will
be heard on Monday next.
.Hi s. Cnrew Convicted.
London, Feb. 1. A dispatch from Yoko
hama says that tho trial of Jlr.s. Carev,
charged with causing the death of her
husband, Walter Caiew, secretary of the
Yokohama United club, by administering
arsenic, has ended In her conviction and
she was sentenced to death today. Tho
sentence Is subject to revision by tho
British minister. Tho trial began cm
Louis F. l'ayiio Nominated.
Albany, N. Y Feb. 1. Governor Black
sent to the senate this evening the nomi
nation of Louis F. Payne, to be stato su
poilnteudent of Insurance. There has
been bitter opposition to this nomination.
Mr. Puyne has been openly charged with
beluga professional lobbyist and with huv
lng received large sums of money tor
Two Girls Killed at a Crossing,
Vlneaunes, Ind Feb 1, Kittle and Dot
tie Miller, aged 15 and 17, daughters of
Samuel Miller, a furmer, were struck by
u train on the Baltimore and Ohio South
western railroad at Eastwood this evening
and Instantly killed. Their buggy was de
molished and the bodies of the girls
thrown 100 feet. '
MEN OF PROMINENCE.
yfxjAjm'UUWivjeiitrii mf .w ss--ci-;
MHKT . IIP
First Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and Probable Successor
to the Presidency.
GUNBOATS FOR SIAM.
Prompt Aleasurcs Taken to Protect
Americans in the Land of the White
Elephant Story of Riots.
Washington, Feb. 1. United States
Minister John Barrett, at Bangkok,
Slam, as been Instructed by Secretary
Olney to press for a reference of the
assault on Vice Consul General Kel
lett to a mixed trlbunnl and for a
prompt hearing. The gunboat Machlas
was ordered to Bangkok to support this
demand, and Is now there. If neces
sary other vessels of tho Asiatic lleet
will be dispatched to Slam.
Berlin, Feb. 1. Dlspatch'os have been
received here from Bangkok stating
that Herr ICempermann, the German
minister to Slam, has been attacked In
the streets by a Siamese mob, who de
fied the efforts of the police to quell
their rioting. An American engineer
named Bennett, the dispatch says,
placed himself at the head of the po
lice and led them against the mob,
dispersing them und rescuing the min
ister. The Berlin seml-ofllclal press are
rather skeptical as to the truth of the
story and back their opinions as to the
falsity of the reports by asserting that
the German minister to Slam is absent
from Bangkok at the present time.
SEELEY DINNER OUTDONE.
St. Louis Swells Admire the Talents
of a "Littlo Africa."
St. Louis, Feb. 1. One of tho up
stairs dining rooms of the Merchants'
cafe was the scene Saturday night of
an exhibition which surpassed the re
cent Seeley affair In New York. The
occasion was tho fifth annual dinner of
the St. Louis Electrical exchange.
Among the guests were politicians, pro
fessional men and many wealthy gen
tlemen. About midnight the board was
cleared and a curtain drawn around the
dais in the rear of the hall. The mas
ter of ceremonies asked all those who
opposed the Seeley dinner dessert to
raise their hands. Not a hand was up
Without ceremony or music the cur
tain around the dais was drawn, re
vealing a light colored and buxom mu
latto girl. She was attired In a short
dancing skirt, stockings, dancing shoes
nnd the abbreviated raiment of a Fiji
danseuse. There was no introduction,
She at once began the gyradlans made
famous In the theaters In the Midway
Plalsance at the World's fair. When
she became exhausted the curtain was
drawn. The applause was tremendous
and calls were loud for "Little Africa"
in the altogether. The girl demurred
for a time but the noise and members
prevailed. For a second time she
stepped forth, clad only in dancing slip
pers. The uproar that followed was
ample testimony of the success of the
Every one was pledged to secrecy, hut
the story came out today and there was
much Ineffective effort to silence the
newspapers. The dinner Is the reigning
Honor for Prolfnssor GnMon.
Paris, Feb, 1. Professor Gaston, the
well-known Paris philologist, has been
leceived in the academy and has been al
lowed the seat formerly held hy l'rotessor
Iusiiuu Over Iteligion.
Monongahela, Pa., Feb. 1. Patrick Car
roil, a resident of Rivervlew, has been
placed In the prison here suffering from
temporary Insanity, caused by religious
excitement. He is of Catholic faith.
TUB MWS THIS MOltNlXU.
Weather Indications Today:
Rain or Snow; Slightly Warmer.
1 Mitchell Bill Is Warmly Debated at
Plotted to Ulow up a Jail,
Gunboats for Slam.
Turks -Make War on Christians.
2 Doings of a Day at Washington.
Flnuuclal and Commercial.
3 (Local) The Uouse Murder Trial He-
Collision on the Central.
Stute Legislative Topics,
5 (Local) Illuminating, Heating and
Power Compuny Completing Ar
rnngtments for Serving Its Patrons,
Tho Hoboes Hetrcut.
G (Story) "A Damascus Night,"
7 News and Gossip of the West Side.
t Up and Down the Valley.
WAR ON CHRISTIANS.
Mussulmans Murder Ten of Them Out
side Herakllon Raids in Which
Christian Towns Are Plundered.
London, Feb. 1. A dispatch to the
Dally News from Athens, dated Sun
day, says that ten Christians wero
murdered Thursday while outside the
gates of Heruknon, and that armed
bands of Mussulmans leave the town
dally for the purpose of plundering and
burning the villages or the Christians.
The dispatch adds that these outrages
are evidently In accordance with hints
received from Constantinople. The
situation Is so serious that the foreign
consuls have wf"d the governor gener
al of Canea, cai:..ig for the adoption
Immediately of stringent measures
looking to the protection of the people,
Foreign warships are now arrlv
at Herakllon, with a view of offering
protection to the Christians there. The
Christians In the districts In the vicin
ity of Herakllon are arming and occu
pying strategic places for the purpose
of preventing an Inllux of Moham
medans to the town, and a serious col
lision is feared in the near future.
BLOOMSBURG'S DYNAMITE TRIAL.
The Case Impeded to Ho Called in
Court This Week.
Bloomsburg, Feb. 1. The trial of
Lloyd S. Wlntersteen, of this place,
charged with being Implicated In the
dynamite plot to blow up the residence
of Levi E. Waller last September, Is
uil uusuruiug iiteiue us wie uuie aei nn
the trial approaches. The case has
scarcely a parallel. The dastardly at
tempt to blow up one of the handsom
est residences of the town and murder
the unsuspecting family, Instead of
being traced to a gang of Italian la
borers, who were at first suspected, Is,
by the confession of an alleged accom
plice, laid, ut the door of a leading at
torney, a wealthy citizen, who is Iden
tllled with the leading Industries of
Clifton Knorr, who has confessed
that he set off the dynamite on Mr.
Wnller's porch, likewise belongs to one
of the best and wealthiest families of
the town. He is the son of the late
Samuel Knorr, for many years one of
the leading members of the Columbia
county bar. At his father's death,
which occurred about eight" years ago,
Clifton Knorr became a student at Le
high university. He did not graduate,
however. He has of late been living
In Heading, where, for some time, he
owned a cab line. He was finally sold
out by the sheriff. Knorr Is 23 years
of age. His mother will be an Impor
tant witness for the prosecution In the
L. S. Wlntersteln, whom Knorr Impli
cates in the dynamite plot, Is a native
of Mlltllnvllle, Columbia county. He Is
17 years of age. In 1S77 he became a
law student In the olllce of Colonel Sam
uel Knorr, father of Clifton Knorr. In
187!) he was admitted to tho bar, soon
nfter which he formed a law partner
ship with Colonel Knorr. At present he
Is ono of the leading attorneys of the
North Branch valley, his practice ex
tending Into other counties. He Is pres
ident of the Bloomsburg Manufactur
ing company, director of the Blooms
burg Brass and Copper works, as well
as director In the Keystone Foundry
and Machine company. He Is also In
terested in the Bloomsburg Iron com
pany, out of which grew the equity
suit which, It Is ulleged, led to the at
tempt on .Mr. Waller's life. At the
death of Colonel Knoir he became ex
ecutor of the estate.
Levi E. Waller, the victim of the plot,
Is also u prominent attorney. He Is
a son of the lute Bev. D. J. Waller, a
noted Presbyterian minister. He Is a
brother of David J. Waller, late super
intendent of public Instruction. His
wife Is a daughter of Hon. Charles H.
Buokalew, ex-United States minister to
Ecuador and ex-United States senator.
Funeral of 1'iedent Roberts.
Philadelphia, Feb. 1. The board of di
rectors of the Pennsylvania Ballroad com.
pany held a special meeting today and
passed a minute to the memory of the late
president, Ueorge B. Boburts. The gen
eral ollleers will probably be closed tomor
row at 1 o'clock so that all the employes
may have an opportunity to attend the fu
Public Debt Statement.
Washington, Feb. 1, The debt statement
Issued this afternoon a)iows a net Increase
In the public debt less cash In tho treus
ury during January of 15,078,73S.. The
totul cash In the treasury was $!'"8,653,yQ.
The gold reserve was $100,000,000. Net cash
Saturday, Jan, 30, wall
commence a Linen Sale
that will be of special In
terest to housekeepers.
We will not enlarge on the
but submit quality nnd prices for your
personal inspection, feeling satisfied that
ine goous win no the rest,
10 pieces Loom Damask, all linen 23c.
G pieces G2-lneh Damask, all linen 23c.
C pieces Cl-inch Damask, all linen 3Sc.
G pieces CG-lnch Damask, all linen 42c.
5 pieces 72-inch Damask, all linen ISc.
0 pieces 72-Inch Damask, all linen CSc.
72-Inch Silver Bleached Damask, SGc. to
$1.00; actual value, $1.00 and $1.10.
Bleached Linen Damasks, nt 4Sc, G3c,
C3c, 73c, 8Sc. to $2.D0 per yard.
230 dozen all linen Napkins,
$1.00, $1.15, $1.33, $1.D0, $1.73 to
We call special attention to our Sliver
Bleached Napkins nt $1.G0. We know thoy
are tho best value ever offered.
Extraordinary vnlues on Towels. No
tice especially our
Extra Size Muck Towels,
at $3.00 per dozen, Lunch
Cloths, D'Oylles, Centers,
Etc. We carry a line of
Soft Finish German Lin
ens. 510 AND 512
1897 Bmisitef o
January and Feb'
114 AND 110 WYOMING AVE.
THE NEW COMPTROLLER.
Dawes Has Accepted tho
Feb. L Charles O. Dawes
he had been tendered tho
appointment of the comptroller of tho
currency and no had accepted the of
fer. Mr. Dawes was .Mojor MeKlnley's
conlldentlnl representative In Illinois
before the St. Louis convention and
afterwards wus mndo a member of the
Republican executive committee at the
Chicago headquarters In the same city.
He was leader of the original McKln
ley forces In Illinois. Major McKlnley
wanted him In the white house as sec
retary, but Mr. Dawes declined and
picked out the cnmptrollershlp, which
he was told he could have.
He Is a civil engineer, a national
bank director, the nresldent of three
gas companies, a writer of a book on
banking, a former resident of Lincoln,
Neb,, where he was n lawyer and a
business man, and a son of General U.
(, Dawes, of liiarletta, O., a com
mander of the Iron brigade. He is
only 3L' years old.
SENTENCED TO 100 YEARS.
Long Term of Imprisonment Civcu a
Chicago Colored Ituiglar.
Chicago, Feb. 1. Thomas Jackson, a
colored burglar, has been sentenced
by Judge Ewlug to live terms of twenty
Jackson Is 30 years old nnd of Inde
sctlbable ugliness. Ho is not only a
daring burglar, but a most brutal one.
On the uluht of December Tl he en
tered C. Chrlstlunson's house. After
steuling Jewelry, he slashed Christian
.son's daughter with a razor, cutting a
large piece from her cheek. He then
entered Herman Suhr's und bit one
of Mrs. Suhr's lingers off. Uo robbed
two other houses the same night.
The Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York, Feb, 2. In the Middle states
today, cloudy, higher temperature, with
ruin; winds brisk, easterly anil northorly
becoming dangerous on tho coast. On
Wednesday, cloudy, with slight tempera
ture chunges, preceded by rain or snow
und dangerous winds on the coast, fol
lowed by cleurint; by ufteruoun,