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SORANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNJLTSTGr, PEBllUAHY l:j, 18D7.
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ready for It In a good many depart
ments. Today we talk of Wash Goods. A
little early you think? Not a bit
of It. These loveliest of all textiles
come to us like the snow drops and
eroeuses which push their way
through the frost hardened ground
and ley snow, assuring us that
spring Is near at hand. True, you
cannot wear them now, but then
before they're reudy to make there's
the choosing of styles, the fashion
ing and making to do, and besides
this experienced buyers know well
that an early selection means a
sure pick from the very cream of
Here's a Ctoaige
In all the wash goods for 1S97, and
most of the old names have new
faces In which both the loom and
the artist's pencil have played Im
portant parts. For Instance, one
could almost swear that the de
were painted by hand, yet the work
Is most too perfect for that, the
delicate traceries too clean cut, and
the colorings a little too uniformly
delicate for the continuous work of
the brush or pencil. But you must
see these, Gome and welcome.
took like a blending of delicate
embroidering and exquisite color
tints on a dainty material of tissue-like
weave. Scrolls and Uoral
effects indicate the designs and the
tints, In patterns are without num
Are a new weave suggestive of
Bourettes in effect. Floral and
Persian printings give a tint on the
You've heard the name before,
but never have seen dimities like
these. Why? A look will but an
swer the question.
And floral effects come in a hun
dred ways, and include many de
lightful surprises lor lovers of
the truly artistic. Besides this,
they have the advantage of being
moderate In price.
The very name suggests vagaries
In art, which blend and change In
Infinite variety. The display we
make" fully bears out this idea.
The weave shows a wavy, fish
net ground effect, while the patterns
are as varied In tones as the hues
of the rainbow.
have also been opened up for the
season. As usual, our display Is
the most complete in the city.
SENATOR QUAY IS
AROUSED AT LAST
Hereafter No Quarter Will Be Shown to
Fllnn or Magee.
NO WEAKENING IN LIBEL SUITS
Mr. Quay Will 1'ersnnnlly Supervise
the Passage of All Necessary Uelorm
Legislation and No Favors Will lie
Asked from the Pittsburg States-nioii--I,lillndclpliiaiis
at the Prospects.
Philadelphia, Feb. 21. The following
authorized statement of Senator Quay's
position In the light In the western
part of the state was given out tonight:
"The attacks of Senators Fllnn and
Mugee upon Hon. Richard R. Quay have
aroused Senator Quay as nothing has
done before In all the factional issues
between these men.
The result of this attack will become
evident within a few days in a way
which Fllnn and Mngoe will little relish.
Senator Quay has formally announced
today that In addition to personally
taking charge of the swift passage of
all the necessary reform legislation to
which ho was previously pledged he will
supervise the Allegheny county light
for a free ballot, and honest count and a
No quarter will be shown to Fllnn or
Magee, and no favois will bo asked.
As to the libel suits against Richard
Quay, there will beJio weakening on the
part of either father or son to show
what part Magee and Fllnn really took
in the McICInley fight.
Word has been sent out and the fiery
cross Is being carried over the hills
and valleys to the Quay leaders and
supporters everywhere announcing im
mediate battle at Harrisburg and else
where. This result was feared byFlinn, and
it Is said he pushpd the libel suits in
order to try to obtain a temporary ad
vantage, which h'e could use In getting
better terms than he could hope for
It was said here today that the brain
iest combine leader in Philadelphia has
sent word to Fllnn that "he had better
look out for the old man is mad clear
through and will not stop till he clears
The Phlladelphlans who are associat
ed with Fllnn and Magee In certain en
terprises are greatly alarmed and are
trying without avail-to stop the mas
sacre which they think Is at hand. It
Is said that Pittsburg's new charter
programme Is already in shape and will
meet all the demands as to legality and
reform In Its effectiveness.
The combine leaders here are all
friendly to Dick Quay, especially Dave
Martin, and none of them sympathize
. ith the latest attempt To muzzle the
press and to turn the utterances of a
heated campaign Into cold cash.
Senator Quay said this afternoon:
"I am going to Harrisburg week after
next to mention my ideas about legis
lation to the gentlemen of the senate
In relation to the investigation of the
treasury he said: "The committee
should report a bill to reduce the depos
itories of the state. As a matter of
sound bankingl do not believe any bank
should be allowed to pay Interest to a
state, city or Individual on deposits,
But as tlie two great centers of the
commonwealth have adopted a differ
ent system the state will be Justified
in making depositories from which it
will reap interest on its deposits.
"In my judgment there should be
one or two depositories in Philadel
phia, Pittsburg and Harrisburg. They
should be selected by the commission
ers of the sinking fund, and the state
treasurer should be held to no more
responsibility that he would exercise
In supervising the distribution of his
own private funds.
"Twenty years ago I endeavored to
inauguiate this system, but the legis
lation was defeated by the country
DICK QUAY- UNDER BAIL.
Pittsburg, Pa.. Fob. 12. Two Infor
mations, charging Klohard Quay, son of
Senator Quay, with criminal libel wore
entered before an alderman toda:- by
Senators Magee and Fllnn. Young
Quay Is charged with giving the Com
mercial Gazette the story which It
printed charging Magee and Fllnn with
selling out to Chairman Iltinna. The
senators received a verdict against the
Gazette in criminal court for publishing
the article and now bring suit against
Dick Quaj. The latter crave ball for a
hearing Monday. The two senators will
enter civil suits against newspapers
here for libel.
President Hatcliford Declares lie
Took Advantage of Starving Miners.
Columbus, O., Feb. 12. President
Ratehfoid, of the United Mine Work
ers of Amecira, severely denounced
Chairman M. A. Hunna today for forc
ing the miners employed In his mines
at Pittsburg to sign a contract to work
for a year for CO cents a ton.
The men were receiving 75 cents when
the lake season opened. Hatcliford
said the national olllcers would nut re
spect the contrnct thus forced on the
men who' had signed it rather than see
their families starve. One who would
thus take advantage of the destitution
of the employes, had, he said, no right
to the iespect of the public.
NO SUNDAY RACING.
Tho League of American Wheelmen
Will Not Sanction the Scheme.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 12. The members
of the National assembly of the League
of American Wheelmen, met today to
adopt new rules,
The question of adopting divisional
option In relation to Sunday racing was
discussed at great length. Represen
tatives from North Carolina and some
from tho far western states made some
strong appeals for the passage of the
opinion rule. Tn spite of this the rulo
was defeuted by a vote of 101 against
77 for it. The defeat, it is thought, will
Injure some of the smaller divisions,
but the representatives from the larger
divisions maintain that If tho League
of American Wheelmen should sanction
Sunday racing In any section It would
bo dlsnsttous to Its general welfare.
An amendment offered by Douglass
Roberts, of St. Louts, a member of the
national racing board, providing for
both ninnteur and professional cham
pionships In future under league aus
pices was carried.
The amendment to Induce the league
to admit professionals to active or as
sociate membership was lost.
A resolution was adopted to the effect
th'at while the Leuuue of American
Wheelmen still refuse to recognize road
racing, Its racing board be empowered
to take cognizance of violations of the
racing rules In road contests, and pen
alize violators in road competitions.
BOLD BANK ROBBERV.
A Negro Forces a Toller to Hand Over
8500 in Cash.
Saltsburg, Pa., Feb. 12. A bold day
light bank robbery occurred here today.
About 1.15 o'clock In the afternoon, a
colored man entered the First National
bank and covering Teller Kllngensmith
with a revolver, demanded the money
lying on the counter. The teller hand
ed over $500 and the man ran out of the
bank and through the town.
He was followed by a posse and cap
tured near the county line. A few shots
were fired before the man surrendered
and gave up the money. He was taken
to the Indiana county jail. The negro
Is unknown, but Is thought to be from
SUICIDB AT PITTSTON.
Archibald Buchanan, Property Man at
Altisic Hall, Hangs Himself in the
Furnace Room Under Theatre.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Plttston, Feb. 12. Archibald Buchan
an, committed suicide by hanging him
self in the furnace room of Music hall
today. Buchanan, was employed us
property man and janitor of the hall
and was about his work this morning
as usual. At about 11 o'clock, John
Williams, who is employed as clerk in
J. C. Manning's book store, which is in
the same building as the hall was going
Into the furnace room to fix his Arts
when he met Buchanan on the steps.
Buchanan asked "Williams to put coal
on the fires and Williams agreed to do
It. That was the last time Buchanan
was seen alive.
Several requests had been made all
day for Buchanan but he was not to bo
seen. His coat and hat were hanging
In their usual place. When the time
drew near for the matinee by "The
Kennedy Players" to start, Buchanan
was still absent and could not bo found.
After the performance was over
James Kearney, another employe of the
house, started to make a search for
the missing man thinking probably
that he had .fallen asleep downstairs.
He descended two flights of stairs fol
lowed by Fred Yatts and Iteubsn Hantz.
As he entered the room, in which one
furnace was located he liumped into an
obstacle which he found was Buchan
an's body suspended by an Inch rope.
A light was obtained and the body
cut down by Chief Loftus.
What caused Buchanan to take his
life is a mystery and will probably re
main so. When he left his home this
morning he kissed his wife very affec
tionately, evidently having in mind his
suicide at the time. He was usually
happy and no motive can be assigned
for his death. He had been married
about twelve years ago and is survived
by a wife.
The dead man was a member of Com
pany C, National Guard of Pennsyl
vania, of Plttston lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, and of St. James'
After a jury had been empaneled by
Alderman Loftus, the remains were re
moved to Buchanan's late home on
North Main street, from where the
funeral will take place.
The dead man was of a happy dispo
sition and up to last September had
been employed by R. E, Hankee as-, an
express driver for a number of years,
He was to return to his old position
on Monday next.
Ilov. Monaglian's Appointment.
Baltimore, Feb. 11 Cardinal Gibbons
returned from New Orleans this
moinlng. In his mall he touiul
olllclal advices from Home confirming
tlio report of the appointment of the
Hew J. J. Monughnu, of St. Patrick's
church, Charlcstown, S. C, to be bishop
of the See of Wilmington, Del. Father
Monnghun was the unanimous choice of
the bishops of the province and was the
first on tho list of three names sent to tho
Pope, in accordance with the customs of
Pittsburg llicyulr Hiicp.
Pittsburg, Fob. 12. The score at mld
n'ltht in the 72-hour bicycle race (sixty1
hours) was: Waller, 1,0311 miles, a laps;
Glmin, 1,0.11 miles, 4 laps; Sehock, 1,020
miles, 2 laps; Forster, list miles, 1 laps;
Heuckel, 922 miles, fi laps. Glmm was giv
en too much stimulants by his trainer
and as a result fell from his wheel, losing
fifteen miles. The trainer was dismissed.
Waller took a rest and before midnight
Glmm had almost gained his lost ground.
Morrill Receives 8500,000.
Duluth, Minn., Feb. 12. The case or Al
fred Merritt vs. J. D. rtockefelle,r. grow
ing out of the consolidation of tho Iron
Interests on the Mesaba range, which lln
ally got into Rockefeller's control, is re
ported to have been settled for $U,0M In
cash paid to Merritt,
Newark, N. J. Feb. 12. Lincoln's birth
day was generally celebrated hern by a
suspension of business at noon. The Re
publican club gave a banquet and was ad
dressed by Senator Cullom and Congress
man Donnelly, of Illinois, and Senator
Williams, of I'aterson, N. J.
Stubbed Hi Ilrcther.
WIlkes-Barre, Pa., Feb. 12. Two step
brothers, John and Michael Grobllc, hud
a quarrel In. Plttston today. John being
Intoxicated drew a knife and stubbed his
brother. Tho blade penetrated tho lung
near the heart. The wou.nu.Pd man, who
Is a saloon-keeper in Plttston, will die.
Strike at Heaver .lloarow,
Hazleton, Pa., Feb. 12. The stilkers nt
the Heaver Meadow colliery or Evans &
Co. were still In tho ascendant toduy anil
no work was attempted at the mine, as a
repetition of yesterday's riotous scenes
New Hank Organized.
Washington, Feb.12. Tho Cambria Na
tional bank of Johnstown, Pa,, capital
$100,000, wus today authoilzed to begin
PLENTY OF WORK
FOR THE IDLE MEN
Rail Orders Numerous, at the
THE PRICES ARE NOW STEADIER
An Understanding Jlns Prolinbly
Boon Kcuchcd lletwccu Knstern
Sold for Loss Than the
Philadelphia, Feb. 12. Officials of the
Pennsylvania Steel company and the
Bethlehem Iron company In speaking
of the war of rates In the steel rail
trade this afternoon, said- there had
been a change for the better today and
that prices were steadying In the east
and the west. An understanding hud
been reached between the Cambria,
Pennsylvania and Bethlehem compa
nies, it Was stated, and a friendly, feel
ing exists. It was asserted that none
of these companies has sold below the
$20 rate on-eastern business, but it was
stated that the Cambria company had
met the cut of the Carnegie und Illi
nois ' Steel companies and accepted
western orders on the basis of $18 in
Chicago. A special transaction was
made today at $19.50 per ton by the
Bethlehem company for eastern de
livery and Joseph Wharton, a director
of tile company, said that the $20 rate
was being maintained and that the
sale referred to was understood by the
Asked whether there was a move
ment on foot looking to a reorganiza
tion of the .pool, Mr. AVhnrton said:
"None that I know of. It may be that
violators of the agreement will see their
mistake and want to patch matters up
again, but It is a question no one can
answer. At present millions of dollars
are sirnply being thrown away and this
In Itself will probably bring matters to
an early settlement."
Major Lewis S. Bent, of the Penn
sylvania, Steel company said this af
ternoon that ho thought the situation
was improving and so far as he knew
no. sales were being made for the east
ern market below $20. The western
steel companies, he further said, were
not taking orders in tills section and in
consequence a steady feeling prevails.
Johnstown, Pa., Feb. 12. "It is just
like this: A lot of fellows dress up
and go out for a time. They drink
whisky. Everything goes. They have
a glorious time and nobody cares for ex
penses. Money files. The next morn
ing Its all over except a roaring head
ache. Then comes the regrets. No
body feels good. Everybody feels all
broke up. They've had enough.
"That's exactly the situation today
with the steel rail makers. Tbpy went
out o.i n big tear. They pluyed a high
game. Everything went. Prices were
knocked out of sight. Now they aiv
sober. They can realize fully what has
happened. And ns they look at the sit
uation they feel that they have had
enough of it."
Thus, In effect, spoke a Cambria Iron
company official today. So far as all
the eastern steel making concerns were
concerned, he said, the price war was at
an end. "Why should it continue" lie
asked. "Every mill In the east as a re
sult of the slump in prices, bus received
orders that will keep it running from
six to nine months. Why should the
mills want more orders? They could
not possibly handle them If they should
get them." "The fight then Is still on In
the west. Is it?"
"Yes; but not for long. As far as we
are concerned In the east, however, it
makes no dilforence. We have enough
of tlie fight. As I say, we are sober this
morning and we have all the orders we
want at low prices."
As to the effect In Johnstown, tho
Cambria ofllcial said:
"The situation is just this: The Cam
bria works from now on, as it looks to
me today, will run full In every depart
ment for tho next six or nine months.
We have rail orders enough to make It
almost certain th'at a revival from one
end of the works to the other will take
place. It means work for all the Idle
thousands. You know that large steel
rail tonnage menus a corresponding In
crease In the tonnage of steel l,n every
other department. It also means more
work on railroads and more work on
railroads means more work In every
other direction. You can say that 1
candidly believe the situation Is such
th'at a resumption all along the line Is
certain. Wage reductions will follow,
of course, but there will be work for
the Idle. What ought to happen now Is
a cheapening in the price of commod
ities." FIGHT OVER A PASTOR'S CALL
Baptist Church nt .Morgantowu, I ml.,
Has a Lively Business Session.
Franklin, lnd., Feb. 12. According to
reports received here today the Baptist
church at Morgantown held a spirited
business meeting last Saturday night,
during which several members came to
blows. The trouble urusj over the ques
tion of calling the Rev. Caleb Ober
chaln to the pastorate of the church, a
large number opposing the action.
Obereh'aln himself presided, and for
various technical reasons, It Is said,
decided not to hear any of the spenkeis
who were against him.
War broke out,, and the men used
fists, while the women pulled hair. Tho
grand Jury and officers are investigat
ing the case.
Snow in Vinv York.
New York, Feb. 12, This city experi
enced the third big snow of the winter to
duy. Nearly eight inches had fallen at 11
o'clock this evening. Much of it camo
down In the form of sleet, turning Into
snow, of tho consistency of coarse salt,
as It struck the ground.
.Ucdicnl Institution Burned.
Lancaster, O., Feb. 12. The Lancaster
Medical institution burned toduy. Dr.
Julius Simon, of Jackson, W, Va a pa
tient, lost his life in the flames, and Dr.
J. II, Bellerman, tho proprietor, wus bad
ly, though not fatally, burned.
Now York, Feb, 12. Steamer Stuttgart,
from Bremen, Sighted: Steamer St.
Paul, New York for Southampton passed
JIurst Castle, Arrived: Zaunclam, from
Amsterdam, Arrived out; Truvu, ut South-hmpton.
MEN OF PROMINENCE.
JOSEPH LAFAYETTE RAWLINS,
Utah's New United States Senator.
Joseph Lafayette Rawlins, tho newly
elected United States senator from Utah,
will not bo altogether new to the prlm
losc paths of ofllcial life In Washington,
for he once served In the capital as dele
gato from Utah when Utah was a terri
tory. Mr. Rawlins wns elected over the
strong candidacy of Moses Thatcher, who
fought the Mormons, and who for a time
seemed to huvo fortune with him. The
gentiles and the young Mormons the two
elements on which Mr. -Thatcher depended
did not count on the strength of the
ehurchly influence, and the church man
aged to secure the thirty-two votes nec
essary to elect their man. The opposition
forces will not lot the election pass. They
will carry It to the United States senate,
where tho charge will bo made that unduo
Influence was wielded by the Mormons
to force the election of Rawlins. The is
sue Is certainly a most Interesting one.
Rawlins Is a native of Utah and of Salt
She Will Protect Her Christians from
the Onslaughts of the Fanatical
Followers of the Prophet.
Athens, Feb. 13, 1.15 a. m. Tho great
est excitement prevails here. The news
papers have issued midnight editions
containing a, report that the Vail of
Smyrna has chartered a steamer for
the purpose of transporting troops to
Ciete and this in the face of the assur
ance given to I he powers by the porto
that Turkey would not send re-lnforce-ments
to the island.
The newspapers and the , crowds In
the street declare that the action of
Vail Is taken with the full cognizance
of the porte which has again proved,
If proof Is necessary, that not the slight
est confidence can be placed In its as
surances or promises. Hearty denun
ciations of the Turkish government are
heard on every hand. Tlie city is alive
at this hour and the principal streets
are filled with Greeks who demand that
the Grecian warships shall prevent tlie
landing of further troops in Crete. It
is believed hero that orders to that
effect have already been given to Prince
George and there is no doubt that he
will fully carry out his instructions,
in which case war with Turkey would
probably result, unless diplomacy or su
perior force should be employed to di
vert Greece from her determination to
protect tlie Cretan christians and also,
perhaps to bring about the long sought
for annexation of the island.
Rome, Feb. 12. A semi-official note
hns been Issued here stating that Italy
will not oppose Greece In any action
the latter country may take on the
Cretan question. It Is added that Italy
does not wish to serve Turkey In any
London, Feb. 12. M. Hanotaux, the
French foielgn minister, has initiated
proposals that the powers blockndu
Crete, and that they also occupy
Canea, Retlmo and tlie other centers
of disorder, pending a settlement of the
dispute, that will be satisfactory to
the Cretans. Active negotiations on
these proposals are now proceeding.
A high authority at the foreign of
fice today told a representative of the
United Associated Presses that lie be
lieved the proposals of M. Hanotaux
was a Franco-Prussian scheme to per
mit Greece to occupy the Island, with
Prince George, second son of tho king
of the Hellenes, as governor general,
the island continuing to pay tribute to
THE NKWS THIS MOHNINU.
Weather Indications Today:
Clearing anil Generally Pair.
1 Senator Quay to Retaliate on Magee
Dissolution or Steel Rail Pool Creates
Woik for .Many Idle .Men.
Tho Day In tho Nnmal Cougr
Dun's Review of 'lfade.
3 (Local) Judge Uunstur Characterizes
the ."White-Capping" at I'eekvlllo
ns an Outiage,
Forccuut of Next Tuesday's Local
State Legislative Topt
5 (Local) Twenty-Round Pilzo Fight nt
0 Social and Personal,
Religious and Churltable.
7 West Side News and Gosslt ' ' '
Suburban Happenings, ,
S Story of an Empire Hullo" '
The Advance of Woman,
9 Review of the New Maybrlck Case,
Music and Musicians,
Petit Jurors for March,
10 Origin of tho Uubonlc Plague,
U Uudget of Interesting Welsh News,
12 Up and Down the Valleyr
Lake county. He lived on a farm until
he was lb, and then went east for his edu
cation, which he received at tho Univer
sity of Indiana. On his return to Utah
he served two years as n professor In the
Deseret University of Salt Lake City, and
meanwhile ho studied .law. In 1870, the
year he resigned his position In Deseret
University, he was admitted to the bar
of Utah and began the practice of law.
This ho followed until he was elected ter
ritorial delegate In 1S92. In politics Mr.
Rawlins has always been a Democrat. It
was as a Democrat that he was elected
to the fifty-third congress, and It Is an
odd Incident that he will be the colleague
of the man whom he defeated In that elec
tion. Mr, Rawlins Is a firm believer in the
doctrine of free silver, and has strong pro
clivities toward free trade. As a lawyer
he has gained nil envlablo reputation In
this state. The result of the contest In
the senate will be Important for Utah.
ENGLAND SEEKS FACTS.
Her Vice Consul Investigates Cuban
AffairsReport of What He Saw Is
Very Unfavorable to Spain.
From the New York Sun.
Havana, Feb. 11. Old England is
also desirous of being Informed re
garding the true state of affairs in the
island of Cuba. Mr. Gosling, the vice
consul of CJrat Britain here, under In
structions from his government, has
made a trip of investigation through
out the Island and sent his report
the foreign office In London. Though
great secrecy naturally has been pre
served at the British consulate con
cerning the matter, It is known that
Mr. Gosling's report is not nt all favor
able to Spain.
The English diplomatic agent consid
ers that the Spanish government mis
rules Cuba to an incredible extent, and
that the Immoralities of the Spanish
administration Is beyond description.
These are the causes. In his opinion,
that led tlie Cubans to begin the revo
lution and Inspire them with a deep
hatred toward Spain and a disbelief in
all proposed Spanish reforms,
Vith regard to the war, Mr. Gos
ling believes that, as it is being carried
on now.it may last many years. The
insurgents cannot be conquered by the
Spanish army. Though the Cuban sol
diers are not trained veterans, and de
ficiencies In discipline may be observed
In their ranks, their leaders are as a
rule wonderful strategists, for supe
rior to the best Spanish generals. Max
imo Gomez, in the opinion of Mr. Gos
ling, is a military genius. The Span
ish reports that he Is fleeing from one
place to another to avoid the attacks
of tho Spanish troops, are false. He al
ways controls the provinces In which
he opeiates. Moreover, he directs the
whole Cuban army, from one end of
the Island to the other, and his subor
dinates admire und adore him.
In Santiago de Cuba General Callxto
Garcia is muster of tlie situation. The
Spanish columns there refuse to en
gage in any serious fighting and always
take refuge In the fortified towns.
Through, Camnguey, las Villas, Mat
anzas, and Havana the Cuban bands
are swarming. Around the capital itself
and in a small territory where there are
neither mountains nor forests In which
tho Cubans might shelter themselves,
they show a degree of boldness that Is
amazing, in view of tlie power of the
Spanish anny and the odds against
Plnnr del Rio is not pacified at all,
and the Spanish olllclal reports them
selves prove that fighting Is going on
Mr. Gosling refers also to the landing
of filibustering expeditions from the
United States and the Invariable failure
of tho Spanish navy to capture them.
According to his estimate, the Cuban
nrmy Is coinpjsed of about SO.OOn men,
not all armed. The arms are nf all sorts
from the latest Improved rille to the
old hunting carbine. The skill of the
Cubans In the use of the machete Is as
tonishing. They are very formidnblo
in a hand-to-hand lltrht with these
weapons, nid this fact largely compen
sates for their Inferiority In firearms.
The plan of General Gomez, adds the
Rrltlsh vice-consul, Is to maintain the
war in stutu quo until the rainy season.
The Spanish government is well aware
of this, and for this reason General
Weyler has endeavored to crush tho
i evolution In his last desperate advanc
es, but without any success. During
tho rnlny season the horrlblo sanitary
condition of the Spanish army will bo
even far worse than It now Is, and no
operations can bo attempted by tho
Spaniards in the field. Another year of
war, with all the heavy expenses it will
entail upon Spain, will therefore be un
avoidable. Tho cruelty of the Spanish troops Is
beyond all question, and though some
details sent to the foreign press may
be considered exaggerated, ns a uile all
descriptions of Spain's barbarities are
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F1TZ IS SUSPICIOUS.
Fears Another Sharkey Fiasco--Cor
liett I Confident of Success.
Omaha, Neb., Fob. 12. Robert Fifz
slmmnns and his party passed through
Omaha tills afternoon on their way to
Nevada. In conversation with Mana
ger Julian It was learned that he fears
an attempt will lie made by CorbtH's
San Francisco fi lends to make the bis
light another Sharkey fiasco. He as
sured an Intimate friend hero that he
had positive Information that such a
scheme was on foot andthat he had al
ready taken precautions to counteract
A large party of Fltzslmmons' friends
In New Orleans will be on hand to brtuU
up any plan which tho San Francisco
sports may be Incubating.
Sai Francisco, Fell. 12. Champion
Coibett visited a number of friends this
morning, to all of whom he stated th't
he felt as well as he looked and that
ho would defeat Fltzsimons in short
order. "It shall be my last battle In the
ring," he remarked to a crowd uf
friends at the Olympic. "Whether I
defeat Fltzsimons or not, I shnll light
no more. I shall whip him as certain
as the sun shines today."
Coibett passed the afternoon in
playing hand ball.
HANNA AT A IJANQUET.
Travelled to Zuncsvillo Willi Friends
in a Special Car.
Cleveland, Feb. 12. Chairman Mark
A. Ilannn, accompanied by Major Chns.
F. Dick and a number of other friends,
left the city for, Xuneavllle In a special
car over the Clevelund, Canton and
Southern road at 7 o'clock this morning
to attend the Republican league ban
The party will arrive In Znnesvillo
shortly after noon und will return to
The Herald's Weather I'orecasl,
Now York, Feb. 13. In the Middle states
today, partly cloudy to fair weather will
prevail and nearly stationary, followed by
slightly high temperature. On Sunday,
fair to partly cloudy, warmer weather will
prevail, with light variable winds, mostly
southeasterly and southerly. In the after
noon, followed, possibly, by light snow
or rain la tho northern districts.