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for casting a shadow
on Candlemas, there
ffor, if yon believe in
the old traditions
dbout an early spring,
we're bound to get it
this year. Be that as
it may, we're fully
ready for it, and today
Am Ataice Slew of
WILL INCLUDE THE
VERY LATEST NOV
SSI and Wool Weaves,
These may best be de
scribed as old names
with new faces, and
, when you come to look
them over, you'll fully
realize that this de
scription is about right
Our regular opening
will take place later,
ought to interest early
buyers of fine fabrics.
TAKE A HOLIDAY
The Legislature is to Adjourn Until
After Spring Elections.
GOVERNOR WILL GIVE A RECEPTION
A .Host ltrilliunt Soelul Alliiir Will
Tnke l'luco lit the Executive Mnn-sion--A
State Dinner (it liicli tho
(Jovornors ol'Nuvv .lurscj, Aliirilnnil
mill Mclnwn.ro 'Will He Cucsts.
Special to tho Scranton Tilbune.
IJfinlsburu, Feb. 7. The state law
makers aie going to mix pleauie with
business the coming week, and then
take a holiday. A lcceptlon In their
honor will be given by Governor and
Mis. Hastings Tuesday evening at the
executive mansion. It piomlses to be
the most brilliant social function ever
tendered the olllclal life at the state
capltol. Invttatluns have been Issued
to senatois and membeis, state olllclals
and employes, the legislative cone
spondents nnd their ladles. Members
of lifty leading families of Ilanlsbuig
hae also been Invited.
The affair will continue fiom S to 11
o'clock, and will be followed by a state
dinner, with covers for twenty-four.
A featuie of tho leceptlon will bo the
presence of tlnee visiting state execu
tives In the leceivlng line. They aie
Gov ei noi s Gilggs, of New Jeisey;
Lowndes, of Mai land, and Tunnel),
ol Deluwaie. Mrs Lowndes will ac
company her husband, as will also
the adjutant geneial of Delaware, In
full unifoim. Mrs. Gilggs may be de
tained ut home by the illness of an
ared aunt. Governor Tunnell is a
Theie will also be In the locelvins
line Lieutenant Governor and Mis.
.Ljoii, Piesldent Pro Tern and Ml v.
McCnnell and Speaker Bojer. Cabi
net olllclals and their ladles will assist
in entei tabling the guests. The man
sion w 111 be brilliantly decorated, the
pievalllng colois being apple green and
white. This scheme will be cat lied
out in the icceptlon, dining and ictlr
Ing looms A huge annex has been
built to the dining loom. The walls
and celling will be laid olf In squares
of gieen and white cheese cloth The
loom will be decoiated with eighty In
candescent electilc lights, with gieen
mid white globes The shades will be
tied with bows of gieen silk llbbon
There will be a large aich over the
table, with a cluster of electric lights
In the center. The floral decorations
will consist of lilies, chrysanthemums
and choice oichlds. An orchustia will
be stationed In the leceptlon loom be
hind a large wlie scieen, coveted with
smllnx and cut tlow'er.s.
Those who will attend the state din
ner aie Governor and Mis. Hastings,
Governor nnd Mis. Llojd Lowndes,
Governor Griggs, Governor Tunnell,
Lieutenant Goemor and Mis. Walter
Lyon, Piesldent l'to Tern and Mis.
McCarrell, Speaker Ileniy K. Boyer,
Seeietary of the Commonwealth and
Mis. Piank Reeder, Attorney and
Mis. II. C. McCoimick, Auditor Gener
al and Mis. Amos II. Mjlln, State
Treasuter and Mrs. II. J. Haywood,
James II. Lambeit, commissioner of
Insurance; B Fiank Gllkeson, com
mlssionei of banking; Adjutant Gener
al Thomas J Stewart, Lewis E. Belt
ler, the governors private .seeietaiy,
and Societal y of Intel nal AHaiis and
Mrs. J. W. Latta.
The legislature will adjourn the lat
ter pait of this week until the Monday
evening following the .spilng elections
Duiing the lecess the pioposed
changes In Grace Methodist chuich
will be complete and both bodies will
continue without fuither Intel luptlons.
Neither body will do much, however,
until after the inauguration of Piesl-dent-elect
McKlnley. The committees
have been handicapped In their woik
by the destiuction of many bills by
the burning of the capital Chairman
Kunkel, of the house committee on ju
dicial y geneial, lias called a meeting
of that body for Tuesday afternoon.
lie will offer a bill making the wife a
competent w Itness against the husband
In notions for alienating the wife's af
fections and In case of an action for
damages for assault and battel y.
Senator "Walter Merrick, of Tioga
county, Is staying over In Hairlsbuig
dining the recess tiylng to get ild of
n heavy cold. He has diafted an 1m
poitant bill which he will offer Mon
day evening. The measuie piovides
that wheie evidence shows conclusive
ly by tho certificate of a leputable
physician or the supetlntendent of a
state hospital for the Insane that a
man or woman Is hopelessly Insane
this shall be sufllclent giound for in
voice. Senator Daniel S. Wnlton, of
Gieene county, lias drafted a bill to
reduce tax on ieal estate by making
piopertles now alone taxable for state
put poses subject to local taxation, ex
cept s-ohool piopet ties. Mr. Walton
w ill also offer a bill changing the sys
tem of paying the nfllclals of Gieene
county. Ills scheme is to pay them a
fixed salaiy and icquiie the fees of
ofllce to be tuined Into the county
The uual membeis nie organizing
to oppose the pioposed cut In the ap
propilatlon to the public schools.
William O. Smith, of Hedford county,
who led the fight two yeais ago for
a change In the method of distributing
the fund, -selves notice that ho will
not ngree to any bill that ghes less
than $5,ri00,000 a year to the schools.
"The burning of the capltol," Mr.
Smith said, "Is aliendy being made nn
excuse for those who advocate the
cutting down of the school nppiopila-
tlon. Two yenis ago a detei mined ef
foit was made In the-same dliectlon
and was only pi evented by the most
active earnest nnd peislstent effoits
on the part of the friends of the
schools. Let economy be piactlced in
other directions, but do not place moie
Inn dens on the overtaxed poor of
Pennsylvania by withdrawing from
them tho aid they have for yeais been
"Over $100,000 was absolutely thrown
away In re-flttlng and repairing tne
Interior of the capltol. This Is the
way tho state money Is spent, and
then the cry Is 'cut down the school
appropriation.' If a fair dlRtilbution
of this nppropilatlon weru made a
small cut In it might be had, but If
not, theie should be no i eduction.
Many of the counties receive no state
appropriation except for schools, nnd
It Is unfair to take that from them.
"There should he no thought of
spending millions of dollais for n now
capltol A half a million elected the
laige executive nnd llbraiy building
two years ago, and thnt sum ought to
be sulllclent for a new capltol. All tho
public olllces aie alicady piovlded for
except that of superintendent of public
Institution, so that all that is requited
Is a building for the meeting of the
leglslatuie and committee looms and
besides one other branch of the gov
ernment. The executive, the auditor
geneiul, state treasurer, state depatt
ment, banking, internal affalis, etc,
now have their (uiartots. To 10b the
people In ihose hai "tries to build a
goigeous state house vvuif.I je a cilmo
that will not be excused by the voter"."
PHOENIX CONTRACT CASE
Attorney Burns Will Call Attention to
Severn! Important Points of Law.
Mr. Spencer a Victim.
WIlkes-Barto, Feb. 7. The chief wit
ness In the Phoenix Contiact company
case on Satuiday was Piosecutor Geo.
W. Koons, of Audemeld. He said he Is
employed ns nmnagei ot a laige haid
waie company at Audeniled. The wit
ness was not asked to go Into details
of the ulleEed conspliacy, and mutely
Identified the checks irlven him by Au
biey and Spencer.
Fled F. Turner coiroboiated Mr.
Koons' testlmonv about the checks.
Some time airo when Koons 111 St dis
coveied that he was duped and whert
he began pioceedlngs, he had issued
a foieign attachment on the goods and
chattels of Spencer and Aubiey at
Mr. Koons was then lecalled and said
lie first had business lelations with Au
biey and Spencer In April, lSUli. He
Identilled the lii.st letter lecelved by
him f i om Aubiey in Mutch, 1SUG It 10
lated to the purchase of cut nails. The
letter was lead to the Juiy by Distilct
Attorney Fell. The letter stated that
"We have huge business with you in
the Immediate futuie."
Auothei letter sent by Aubrey to the
Sunbuiy lion company was also lead
to the juiv, and both letteis weie of
feied in evidence Two otliei letteis
f i om Aubiev to Koons weie also of
feied in evidence by the piosecution.
One of the latter state that the PhoenK
company Is "gieatly disposed to buy
fiom Koons by leason of past favois
lecehed." Another company, aecoid
ing to the letter, was "hot after the
Phoenix companj's tiade."
Theie is a possibility that the case
may not reaih the juiy. Attorney I.
II. Hums, of Scianton, one of Mr. Spen
cers attorneys, Is looking aftei the law
points in the case, and it is not Inipiob
able that he will ask Judge Bennett
to take the case fiom the jury. Mi.
Hums claims that theie can be no con-
Ictlon of Mr. Sponcoi for three rea
sons: Tiist, the allegation Is solely of a con
spliacy to cheat Koons, the pi oof be
ing that If Koons was cheated at all It
was by the Phoenix Contiact company,
of which Mr. Spencer was not even a
Second, if any offense was commit
ted It was not committed In Luzerne
county, but elthei In Lackawanna or
Caibon counties, and that the Lu.eine
couit has no Jutlsdletlon.
Thlid, that the offense, If any, was
by the Phoenix Conttact company, and
that a corpouuion cannot be guilty of
conspiracy at least, not without defi
nite coipoiate action.
It is also claimed by the defense that
Spcncei has been a loser Instead of a
gainer by whutever business connection
he had had with the company, and In
stead of being an offender he has been
a victim of a lot of shatpeis.
PENSION AGENCIES ABOLISHED.
Secretin v Francis Expects to Snvc
l."il),()00 n Venr bj the Sistem.
Washington, Feb. 7. The president
has signed on the leconimendatlon of
Societal y of the Intel lor Fiancls an
i'lipoilnnt older l educing the number
of pension agencies in the United
States fiom eighteen, to nine. The ob
ject of the older Is to effect a veiy
lnige saving to the government with
out inconveniencing the pensloneis
Tho sicietaiy demonstiates that by
this reduction of the pension agencies
int cost of disbuislng pensions can be
i educed at least $150,000 per annum.
This executive order will go Into effect
Sept. 1 next, Its execution having been
postponed until that date In older that
no pensioner should suffer inconveni
ence in consequence of delay In lecelv
ing his pension, and to give nmple time
foi the lemovnl of the lolls and iccoids
from the agencies discontinued.
The agencies abolished aie- Con
coid, N. II ; Augusta, .Me ; Buffalo,
N. V.: Plttsbuig. Louisville. Knoxvllle,
Detiolt, Milwaukee, Des Moines nnd
Topeka. A new agency Is established
at St Louis.
The method now In vogue of pa Ing
by i omittances has so facilitated the
wnk of the pension agents that the
pbollshment of the above olllces was
possible. The following aie the nine
agencies and the number of pensloneis
uald theieat under the new older:
Boston, 111,317: New Voik, 9S.S33;
Philadelphia, 10G,73.r; Washington, 140,
2CG; Columbus, 101.401'; Indianapolis,
11G.0CG; Chicago. 12r.,123; St. Louis, 1C1,
700, San Funelsco, 2.1.09S, total, S70.C7S.
All pensloneis of the United States
residing In foielgn countiles, and now
numbciing 3,781, will continue to be
paid fiom the Washington agency,
and the navy pensloneis which will bo
pnld, as heietofoie, from the Boston,
Chicago, New Yoik, Philadelphia, San
Finnclsco and Washington.
Societal y Fiancls Is of the opinion
Hint no valid objection enn be offeied
to this change, and believes that the
saving will be even gi eater than estl
ivuied. (hici'ii Victoria in No Invalid.
London, Feb, 7. The queen, through her
private secietuiy, Sir Alfred lilgge, has
wiltten to tho mayor of Bhelllelil announc
ing her Intention to open the Town Hall
there la person In May next, This fact
should dlspiovo the rumois about tho phy-
bicui ana mental prostration ot ner uiu-Jptv
LIVE NEWS FROM
The Sultan Will Be Presented with
Plans of Proposed Reforms.
ILLNESS OF THE CZAR OF RUSSIA
The Afllictcd Monarch Has Aban
doned Smoking anil Is Limited iik
to ine--Austria I'liriilHlii's it Par
allel in the Ailments of the Present
Boilln, Feb. 7. Theie Is tho very
best nuthoilty for the statement that
the ill aft of tho i of oi m protocol as
completed by the anibassadots ut their
eonfeionces In Constantinople Is
diuwii up on the nssumptlon that the
sultan will accept the pioposals, but
theie Is no lefoienco theieln either dl
lectly or Indliectly to any possibility
of a lesoit to coeiclon on the pint of
the poweis to enforce them. The oppo
sition of the Kaiser to any further con
sideration of the question of coeiclon
to enfoice the Tuiklsh lefoims may
have tho effect to neutiallzn e lesulti
of the ambassadorial ,, Ceionces,
though it is undeistood that In defer
ence to the wlsln. of the other powei3
Baton Do Calico, the Austilan ambas
sadoi and piesldent of" tho eonfei
onces. will be authoilzed In piesentlng
the sultan with the pionosals of the
powers to Infonn, the Tuiklsh empeior
that the powois aio piepaied to enforce
theli acceptance nnd opeiatlon. In le
gale! to the extent oi chaiactei, or the
method of applying coercive measuie3,
how ev or, nothing has been decided
A. pretty good idea, of the situation
may be gatheiod fiom the utteiunce
of the Vosslscho Zeltung, which In an
aitlcle on the subject says
"The gieatest task of the powers will
only begin when the question Is foiced
upon them that a long time will elapse
betoie the piotocol, after being up
pioved by ench of the governments
concerned in its foi mutation, goes
thiough the fonnal diplomatic course
of piesentatlon to the Poite. This loi
mallty having been gone through with,
the nioposals will be piesentcd to the
sultan by his ministers and they will be
certain to be lefened back to the am-bas-mdois,
thioughoul a long pmcess
ot exchange ol communications extend
ing until l&flS unless events in the mean
time shall hhatter the sultan's leglme
and compel tho powers to play each Its
own game. The plain truth is tint
now, as befoie the so-called conceit,
the poweis aio Inslnceie and do not in
tend to take concei ted action In the
matter of coeiclon and the sultan
knows that they don't."
TIIC CZAK'S AILMENT.
The peculiar ailment of the czar has
been no secret at tho Goinian couits
for some yeais. Since lie was a lad
emeiglng lrom bovhood, It has been
known that he was subject to occasion
al fits. They weie laie, howevei, and
weie supposed aftei the closest medi
cal diagnoses, to be likely to dlsappeai
as his physique sttengthened The
seizuies, which In his oaily youth took
place about eveiy four months, be
came moie fiequent, and of a mole
distinctly epileptic type, but they weie
never paitlculaily tiylng to his consti
tution until after he beenme buidened
with the woik and tioubles Insopaiabl
fiom the tlnone. Dining the last vear
lie has had pionounced epileptic seiz
uies a'j.mt once a month. Not that
any seilous fears are enteitained of
the czar being obliged to ciente a leg
enoy, nor any as to immediate danger
to Ills life. Ills loyal lelntlvcs aie dis
tressed, however, by tho possibility of
body and mind being weakened If tlm
sclzmes do not lessen In fiequency,
nnd are understood to concur In uiglng
the czar to give up most of his im
pel lal duties to the piojected now
council of state. His medical attevd
nnts have piescilbed a stilct legtnen,
designed to stiengthen, especially the
neivous system. He has abandoned
smoking and only takes a veiy limited
quantity of wine. Apait fiom his epi
leptic condition, his health Is good,
Theie Is better news about tho condi
tion of the czarewltch and the czai's
younger brothel, tho Giand Duko
Michael, alwavs In delicate lieaKh, is
The consumptive and neurotic tend
ency In the Itusslan impel lal house
has its paiallol In the Austilan. The
political consequences ailsing fiom the
suicide of Ciovvn Pilnce Rudolnh'and
the illness of tho piesent heir pio
sumptlve, the Aichduke Fianz Feidl
nand, have been long under considera
tion by Empeior Francis Joseph It
Is now w hlsnered In court and high
political quai ters that tho empeior
has consulted his mlnlsteis and politi
cal leadeis, both Hunguilan and Aus
trian, lo nscettuln what suppoit they
would give to the lecognltlon' of his
gianddaughter, the Aichduchoss
Elizabeth, and that he has found
leady suppoit fiom Hungaiy, but lit
tle or none In Austila The empeioi,
who hns leched his sixty-seventh year,
has by no means abandoned ills design
to set aside the Salic law in Austi la
Meanwhile the health of the Aichduke
Franz Feidinand Is, nccoiding to
newspaper lopoit, Vreatly Impiovedi
but the stoiy which the nichduko's
suppoitois in Vienna have caused to
be circulated that Ills diseased lungs
aie healing and that ho was lecently
able to go mountalnoeilng in Coislca
Is considered doubtful. Ho looked
doomed nbout six months ago, emaci
ated and subject to seveie paioysms of
coughing, and only his return to act
ive duty In the aimy and his 10-np-uoutauce
In Vienna soilety will con
vince the couit and public of his ro
CARPENTER'S STRANGE FATE.
Blown from the ltoof lv a (list of
Wind mid II is Hack Broken,
ABliland, Feb. 7, Joseph Heltli, a car
penter, was blown off the I oof of a
House heie, sustaining Injuilos fiom
which he' cannot lecover.
Itolth had the contract for building
the house, and to pi event Its collapse
climbed to the i6of for tho pm pose of
Jiraeing It, and was thus engaged when
a gust of wind liuiled him to the giouud,
bieaklng his back and Injuilng him Internally.
MEN OF PROMINENCE.
JOHN ADDISON PORTER,
Who Is to Be President AlcKlnley's Private Secretary.
John Addison I'oiter Is the editor anil
propilotoi or the Ilurtfoul Post, one of
the oldest und most influential dallies in
tho state. He Is about 41 vears old und
Is u native of Connecticut. More than
three tars ago he began to agltute the
qutstlou of McKlnlej's nomination In lb'JG.
He was the president for sevei.il succes
sive tonus of the McKlnlej club of Unit
ford, the kugtst political oigauiziitlon la
the state, and two vtnis ago the club en
tei tallied its gnat namesake at a dinner
in lluitfoul, at which Mi. 1'oitoi picsldcd
When the time came foi electing delegates
to the St Louis convention that je.ii Mi.
Poitci became active in the effoit to e
cute the election of men pledged to sup
poit McKlnley Instead ot Speaker Heed,
and he was so fat successful that seven
delegates woie said to be foi the Ohio
man out of a total ol twelve. Strangely
enough, Mi Pottet himself aid not soeilie
his own election as a delegate to St.
Louis, and the sudden uctlvlt of ex-Go-etnor
Moigan G Hulkeley In behalf of Mr
McKlnley. which resulted In his heading
the state delegation for St. Louis, und his
boom for the'vlce-piesklency, seemed for a
time to eclipse the set vices of Ml I'ottti
The latter, howevei. It Is said, had lately
been assured b a direct communication
fiom Mt. Me'KInle that his sei vices and
friendship were appt eclated at their full
Mi Poiter is adnilubly fitted for tho
pi hate sect etar ship He was graduited
fiom Yale twenty ears ago, and has since
figured prominently In tho alumni affairs
of his alma mater. Ills grandfather Jo
seph Sheffield, was the founder of the Shef
field Scientific school, tho scientific de
pat tment of Yale university, and his fa
MANY CHRISTIANS KILLED.
The Turkish Soldieis Pillage linker's
Athens, Teb 7. A dispatch fiom
Canea to the Asty states that incessant
illlo and cannon filing was heatd out
side Canea yesteiday and to-day, and
that tho Tin klsh ti oops took pai t in tha
fighting, using aitillery. Many Cluls
tians weie killed. It is repotted that
the Cinlstlans have captuted the ar
senal at Suda.
The Astys coi respondent adds that
he saw Moslems pillaging the bakeis'
quartets In Canea and killing and
mutilating Epliot bnkers.
London, Feb. 7. The Standnid'i
Athens conespondent telegraphs that
suilois weie landed fiom the foreign
vessels in the harbor of Canea to pie
vent tho entlie destiuction of that city
by tho incendlniy flies that were
staited on Fiidny. The Haines were
not subdued until they had buiued for
The dispatch adds that a number of
Tin Its aided by the troops have
matched to Haleoa, which place Is de
fended by Cinlstlans. With the ex
ception of Canea, llotimo and Heiak
llon neailv the whole Island is report
ed to be In possession of aimed Chris
tians, who are only awaiting: a signal
from Gieeco to proclaim the union of
Ciote with Gieoco.
Legislation Against Insurance Hate-.
Montgomeiy, Ala, Feb 7 Tho house
has passed a hill ptohlbltlng nnv insuiance
company doing business In Alabamu from
belonging to any tut Iff association or com
pact which tends to icgulate tho lates of
Insuiance and pi events fiee competition.
Coll is Out of It.
Canton, Feb 7 It is stated upon the
best uuthoilt) that Clinei.il Nathan Golf,
of West Vltglnla, Is not at all llkelv to be
111 tho cabinet
T1IK NEWS THIS 3I0KNIXU.
Weather Indications Toifa:
Probable Showers; Mlghtly Colder.
1 Luwmakeis Will Telle a Holiday.
Phoenix Contiact Case
LIvb News fiom Foiei.tn Lands.
Pension Agencies Abolished.
'2 Potecnst of Week In Congress.
Now Huso Hdll Hides.
Maikets and Stocks.
3 Setmon by Rev. Dr. James McLeod,
Will Complain of Mavot and Chief.
Hois' ('o-.tly Mischief.
Taken Suddenly ill.
State Legislative Tonics.
r. Qouso Given Almost Pull Ponalty,
Middlemen to Go.
Anti-Sow elites Walt on the Mitvor,
Seilous Chaigo Against Him.
G (Story) "My Conn ado Thompson."
Ho Was a Hrave Soldiei,
7 West Side News and Gossip,
Subuiban News In Ueneial,
8 Up and Down the Valley.
Uiadford County Scandal,
ther was at one time the dean of that In
stitution Another lllustilous relative was
the late William Waltei Phelps, his uncle,
who at the same age us Ml. Portet occu
pied the post of minister to Austila, After
his uianduatlon from Yalo Mr. Poiter
went abroad to trivel and studj. and then
came to Washington, whete he spent some
time as pi hate seeietary to his uncle, then
Senator Phelps. Ho was well known in
Washington, and Jmong the newspaper
fiateinltv has a host of vvaim friends.
About fifteen years ago he puichased tho
Haitfotd Post, and has ever since been Its
editor. Dm ing tills period he ha3 made
frequent conti (buttons to magazines and
general periodical llteiature. Ho was not
educated In law, but has taken an ex
tended coutse of Instruction In legal sub
jects not dhectlv calculated to admit him
to the bai. Six vcars ago he was a mem
ber of the lower house of Connecticut In
tho famous deadlock legislature. Two
ears ago ho was a candidate for tho Re
publican gubernatoilal nomination, and
received eighty-eight votes In the conven
tion This was followed by his candidacy
for the same nomination last fall, when
ho ns defeated by tho piesent governoi,
Lot tin A Cook.
Mr. Porter Is a man of considerable
weilth, and has a fine summei home In
the fashionable town of Pomftet, In Wind
ham count His wife Is a charming ladj,
and Is a leader In Hartford society, lloth
himself and his wife are well known In
the best social elides of Connecticut, and
will no doubt tako equal interest In social
affalis In Washington This will be par
ticularly tho case In view of the determin
ation of Piesldent McKlnley to make the
ofllce of private secretary one on a footing
with other high olllces in his gift.
CORBETT'S TRAININQ GROUND.
Wnllcv's Springs Will Probably lie
SoluctciN-Tlic Sports Arrive.
Carson, Nev., Feb. 7. E. G. Cook,
James J. Coibett's advance agent, Is
not fa voi ably lmpiessed with Steam
boat Spilngs as n training place. The
toads In the vicinity aie rough and
unfit for travel at this season of the
year, and the conveniences aio not ex
actly what he expected. Cooke will
visit Walley's Hot Mlneia) Spilngs,
near Genoa, in Douglas county, and
it seems piobable that he will make
Coibett's headquaiters there. Wal
ley's Spilngs aio only fourteen miles
distant from Carson, and are more
happily situated than Steamboat
A number of prominent sporting
wilteis from the east have already
arilved in Cnison, and otheis aie ex
pected daily. The aulval of Dan
Stuait Is anxiously awaited. He will
be met at Reno by delegations from
that city and Cnrson, and uiged to de
cide upon the location of the battle--ground
as quickly as possible.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 7. James J.
Coibott left Kansas City this afternoon
for San Fianclsco. Accompanying the
big pugilist were Jim MeVey, "Kid"
Egan and Ruhllns, the wrestler. At
Denver the pnitj will be joined by
Billy Woods, who h.as been engaged to
assist Cotbett In tialnlng foi the big
light. The paity will stop off one day
and night nt Salt Lake, whete the
pugilists will spai Tuesday night.
Kiitish Warships Sent to Crete.
London, Fob. 7. Several British war
ships of the Medlten mean squadron have
been o'dcx'd to t'teto at once, because
of the tetiewal of disturbances in that
island. An official repot t declares that
onl tlilitj Christians weie killed, but tho
iiuinbei Is piobablv about ten times that
Many Christians, who had locked them
sehts In their houses, wete driven out by
the II lines only to meet death at the
hands of tho Tuiklsh soldluis, who shot
them at "Ight. Otheis lost their lives
while tijiug to teach tho w at ships.
Truiii Over nn Embankment.
Willlninspoit, Pa, Feb 7 A passenger
train on the Fall lliook l.iilioad Jumped
fiom the lulls jesterday afternoon near
Cedar Hun Station, about fifty miles
noithwest of Wllllanpott. Three cats
rolled obet a 12-foot embankment Into tho
bed of Pino Cieek. Andiuvr Busted, the
lit email, jumped fiom the engine und was
killed. No other peison was seriously lu
Juied. Tlieio woio only live pastengeis
on the ti.ilu at the time.
Orialia Throws Keil Light.
City of Mexico. Feb 7 The Orizaba vol
cano Is somewhat active, throning u ted
light ugulnt tho skv and emitting kugo
columns of smoke. The Inhabitants aio
alaimed and feui that an eaithquuke will
Cnshior llrfdcr in Toronto.
Bethlehem, Pa., Feb. 7 -Defaulting
Cashier Hreder, of the Tlist National
bunk, has not committed suicide, but is
in Toronto, Canadu.
How S'pniii Treats Opponents.
Madrid, Feb. 7, A dispatch from Ma
nila says that eight ministers of the in
surgent gov eminent have been shot.
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Tho Hcrnlil's W enther Forecast.
New Yoik, Feb, S In tho Mlddlo state
today, fair to partly cloudy weather and
slightly lower temperature will prevail,
with fresh northwestetly winds, shifting
to brisk northeastetly, possibly followed
by inci easing cloudiness, snow or inin.
On Tuesday, paitly cloudy to clearing
weather will probably piovail with slight
tempetuture changes, possibly preceded, by
dangerous winds and snow or rain on tho
Steamship Ai rivals.
Xew York, Teb 7 Ai rived: Steamcri
Weimar, from Bremen; Hergundo.i, from
Marseilles and Naples; Auranla, from
Llvei pool; La Noimandle, from Havio;
Furnessla, from Glasgow. Sailed; Ful
da, for Genoa. Aitlved out: La Gas
cognc, at Havio. Sailed for New York;
Servla, from Queenstown.
Dissatisfaction nt Madrid.
Madrid, Feb 7 There is much dissatis
faction expiessod heie over what aro be
llev ed to be the oxcessh e concessions made
to tho Cubans in tho scheme of rofoims,
and It is thought th it cabinet changes
aie likely to result. It Is lepoited today
that Marquis Pid ii 01 Geneial Martlnex
Campos will shortly repl ico Senor Cano
vas Del Castello, the pi lino minister.
Fun nt 11 Sunilni School.
Allcntown, Pa , Teb 7 While St. Luke's
Lutheian Sundny school was In session
this afternoon the building was set on tiro
by a defective flue The membeis of tho
Sunday school, 25a In numbei, got out in
safetj nmld mm h excitement. Tho loss
Is 13,000, and tho insui anco $3,003,
Di'spcinto Womiin'o Suicide.
Hlg Timber, Mont , Feb. 7. Tho wife of
John Cort last evening threw her threo
chlldten Into tho Yellowstono river and
then Jumped in aftei them. All were
diowncd. Tho cause of tho tiagedy Is said
to bo domestic unhapplness. Tho three
chlldien weie undei 'Z jeais of ago, two
being tw ins.
The Thrno Friends Sui7itl Again.
Jacksonville, Fin.. Feb 7. The stoamor
Tin co l'l lends m lived In port nt noon
fiom Jupltei, and was Immediately seized
by tho collector of customs under Instruc
tions from the becietuiy ot tho tieasury
She was taken In custody by tho United
States Maishul on a chaigo of piracy.
Dnith of n Xnti'il liltwtnr.
New Brighton, S, I Feb. 7,-Chai les W.
Bioolte, tho noted ciltunal lawjoi, died
at 1215 this morning at tho S, H. Smith In
llrmniy, at this place, from cincur lu tho