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SOItANTOuN", PA., SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1897.
TWO CENTS A COPY
made during the year, the Spring
Is undoubtedly the most beautiful.
There Is a delicate simplicity about
these goods which never falls to
charm those possessed of an artistic
taste, and although they may not
vary as much In styles from jear to
year as goods of showy hue, still
like spring (lowers, they have a
freshness and newness all their
own, which nothing on earth can
take from them'but time Itself.
In our windows and throughout the
department we have placed
of these lovely creations, including
In sets and single pieces, varying in
width from M of an inch to 45
inches, while prices rarge from 10c.
to J1.G0 a yard.
come in a hundred different ways
and are prettier than ever. Prices
begin at Co. and run to GOc.
for infants' wear form an Impor
iant feature in this display. Their
dainty sweetness in design cannot
fail to win your admiration.
will be much worn during the com
ing season for yokes, set pieces, etc.
"Wo have them in Nainsooks, Cam
brics and Swisses In a uniform
width of 22 inches. The patterns
are simply exquisite white figures,
run from EOc. to $5 00 a yard.
MR. HOSACK MAKES
Pittsburg Officials Said to Bo Wedded
SfllOKY CITY IDEAS OF PURE FOOD
It Is Alleged Thnt the Venders of
Hoarding House liuttur Are Pro
tected from Prosecution, Though
The) Violate the I.nw--Schemo to
Purchase Fountain Pens Pulls
Hnrrlsbur?, Pa., Teh. 19. rrlday Is
lesolutlon day In the house and when
the lower branch of the legislature met
this morning, resolutions on many sub
jects weie offered. The lesult of the
woik of standing committees jester day
was also shown In the presentation of
many repoits on bills. Among the blll3
repotted afllimatlvcly were thobe au
thorizing the purchase of unsealed
lands foi the non-payments of taes for
the purpose of ci eating a state forest
reservation; providing for the appoint
ment of a legislative commission of
three membcis to examine and report
on all bills with an amendment provid
ing foi mlnoilty representation; the
Ileagy bill, providing that all materials
foi the new capltol shall be pui chased
of Pennsylvania fltms and lnd.lv Iduals
Among the bills read In place were
By Mr. Smith, of Bedfoid Providing
that the bonus on capital stock tdiall
be one-third of one per cent., instead
of one-fouith, ns at present.
By Mi. Kobeits, of Luzerne A Joint
resolution, proposing an amendment to
the constitution, adding to section 7,
article 3, these words "unless such pro
posed special or local law shall have
been submitted to a popular vote at a
general or special election In the lo
cality to be affected by Its operation,
under an order of the court of common
pleas of the respective county, after
hearing any application granted and
been approved by a majority of the vot
ers at such election.
By Mr. Bentley, of Erie Appropriat
ing $10,000 to the Corry hospital.
By Mr. McNeeso, of Armstrong Pre
venting the sale of intoxicating liquor
on Memorial day.
The resolution offered by Mr. "Will
iams, of Bedford, providing that archi
tects, contractors and laborers employed
on the new capltol shall be citizens of
Pennsylvania, was leported by the
committee on public buildings and
gioundsand adopted by the house.
AS TO PURD TOOD.
Mr. Hosack, of Allegheny, offered a
resolution authorizing a committee of
two members of the senate and three
of the house to Investigate charges of
mismanagement of the work of the
it is charged that 500,000 pounds of
oleomargarine are sold monthly in
Pittsburg and that certain officers of
the department neglect and refuse to
prosecute violations of the law. It Is
stated that certain dealers in oleomar
garine in Pittsburg pay to officers,
agents or others for said department
orre cent per pound upon all oleomar
garine they are permitted to sell In vio
lation of the oleomorgarlne act and
that those palng said sum are shielded
and protected from prosecution. The
resolution passed unanimously.
In his speech In support of his reso
lution, Mr. Hosack used the name of
Frank M. Moore, the agent of the
dairy and food commissioner In Pitts
burg, who Is accused of being Impli
cated In the matter. He said he was
fully prepared to substantiate the
charges with affidavits, but for the
present would not furnish names and
dates, for that w ould give the guilty
an opportunity to prepare themselves.
Mr. Hosack said he felt It to be his duty
to expose and have punished the guilty
persons One affidavit, which was read
mentioning the names of the affllant,
made charges of this kind:
"Mr. told me that he had been
approached and asked to act as a prose
cutor for the state In conjunction with
Mr. Moore, the dairy and food commis
sioners' ngont, and that the suits were
to be brought to deceive the public.
In January, 1S97, Mr. was around
to buy a carload of oleomorgarlne at
wholesale. He was told that he could
have It at one cent less per pound, If
it was not for trade, and It took a cent
a pound to keep the Pittsburg market
Another arTldavit stated that the mak
er, while in a certain store in Pittsburg
heard Mr. Moore tell the proprietor that
teamen were complaining about tea be
ing given away with sales of oleo.
Moore said that he was not interested
further than to keep peace in the fam
ily. USELESS PROTESTS.
Mr. Hosack said further that a prom
inent attorney of Pittsburg, whose name
will be given later, applied to the
department of agriculture for relief in
this matter and was told that he must
do everything through Mr. Moore, the
pure food agent at Pittsburg. It was
charged that but very few suits were
brought ugainst dealers, although the
butter dealers have repeatedly urged
that dealers In oleomargarine be prose
cuted. The house was much surprised at the
charges contained In the resolution, and
after adjournment, sought Mr. Hosack
for further particulars. Mr. Moore was
a member of the last house and was
active In the passage ot the pure food
bill. Mr. Hosack denied the story that
his resolution was In any Bense faction
al. Ho said the Information had come to
him from reputable sources In Pitts
burg. There are more affidavits, he
said, which will be presented to the In
A resolution was offered, authorizing
the purchase of a fountain pen for each
member, but it was overwhelmingly
After reading a large number of bills
for the Urst time, the house adjourned
until 9 o'clock Monday evening,
Governor Hastings Vctos a Resolu
tion Kstuhlishing Hml Precedent.
HarrlBburg, Pa., Feb. 19. Governor
Hastings has vetoed the concurrent
resolution providing for tiro appoint
ment of a committee of five members
of the senate and house to act in con
junction with the commission appoint
ed by the governor, to erect the bulld-
lugs of the western Pennsylvania in
stitution for the feeble-minded at Polk,
Venango county, "with power to finally
adjust and settle such claims as may be
found to be due the conti actor for the
construction of said institution, and
for giadlng and other woik In connec
tion with the same,"
C. A. Halph, of Pittsburg, Is the con
tractor. The govcinot thinks that Buch
a committee is entliely unnecessary and
unw an anted, as It Is evidently an In
tention of the resolution to confet upon
this committee and the commission al
ready appointed the power to Incroafo
the sum to be paid to the contractor,
If In their judgment, It would bo Just
anl equitable to do so. He says It Is
contraiy to the constitution, which pro
ldes that no bill shall be passed giv
ing any extra compensation, to any
public olllcer, contractor, etc., after ser
vices shall have been rendered or con
tract made without ptevlous authority
of law. The governor says In conclu
sion that legislation like this Is of a
most dangeious character. It opens the
doors to the claims of all conti actors
for public work for extra compensation.
Such a precedent would be a danger
ous one to establish, inasmuch as com
petltho building would become unfair
for the reason that those persons who
possess political ot- other Influence
would hae the advantage of those who
do not In that they they could go to
the legislature for additional compensation.
AIR. MOORE DOES NOT OBJECT,
He Is Willing to Have the Jiight
Turned on ut An) Time.
Pittsburg, Pa, Feb. 19. F. N. Moore,
special agent of the state pure food
department, was seen tonight, and
when asked about the Hosack resolu
"I am ready to appear before, the pro
posed committee when It may ap
point a time for a hearing, and tell It
all that I know. In fact, I am rather
pleased that an Investigation Is asked
for. It will afford an opportunity to
furnish some Information to the people
ot the state of the extent to which foods
are adulterated and the amount of oleo
margarine that Is sold, and of what ele
ments deleterious to health it is made
of, showing the necessity for such laws
and their rigid enforcement. Regard
ing the Insinuation that money Is paid
by dealers for Immunity from prose
cution I know nothing, but If it can
be shown that any such thing is, has
been, or is being done, I am sure the
know lege will be gladly availed of by
the department to run down the parties
who assume to collect money for such
purposes, as it ought to those who
pay It. Personally I have never re
ceived any consideration for such pur
pose, although tendered me frequently.
So far as my conduct is concerned I am
willing to have the light turned on at
ONE PLACE VACANT.
fit Is Believed That tbe Selection ol a
New York Man Will Complete
Canton, Ohio, Feb. 19. Two important
bits of political news were developed
here today. Orre is that James A. Gary,
of Baltimore, has been offered and has
accepted a position In Major McKlnley's
cabinet. The other Is that J. J. Mo
Cook, of New York, who Is being favor
ably considered by Major McKlnley in
connection with a cabinet position has
not been offered a portfolio, nor has
Mr. McCook been definitely determined
upon for a cabinet position If he does
become a member of the cabinet It Is
not absolutely certain that he will be
the attorney general or that Mr. Gary
will be made postmaster general. This
is upon high authority. When the final
cast of the cabinet Is made It may seem
well to the president-elect to transfer
ex-Governor Long, whom he has fixed
upon for the navy department to the
department of justice, leaving the navy
portfolio for a New York man or for
Mr. Gary Irr case It Is decided to give
New Yoik the postotllce department.
Mr. Gary has been an active Repub
lican worker In Maryland for more than
fifteen vears and for a long period was
the member of the Republican national
committee from that state. Major Mc
Klnley has known him for fifteen years
and has long deemed him one of the
foremost business men of the South.
There is still one place in the cabinet
to be filled and the general belief is
that It will be given to a New York Re
publican Major McKlnley is Improving rapidly
in health, but adheres strictly to his
resolution to see no visitors.
PHILADELPHIA CAPITOL BOOM.
Promincnt Citizens Hold n Secret
-Meeting to Plan a Campaign.
Philadelphia, Teh. 19. A number of
prominent cltuens met in the mayor's
office today to consider a plan by which
the state legislature mav be Induced to
submit the question of moving the state
capital from Hatrlsburg to Philadel
phia to a vote of the people.
The meeting was held behind closed
doors, but it was stated later that the
line of action favored by those prsent
would be made public in a few dajs.
Child Murderer Hanged.
Wilmington, Del , Feb 19. Thomas Wil
lis was hanged In the Jail jard at Now
Castle this noon Willis murdered his
lS-months old daughter near Newark on
May 4 last. Ho placed the little ono In
a bag and held Jt under water In a creek
until life was extinct. He made a full
confession, baying ho could not Biipport
the child, which confession ho after
ward denied on the witness stand,
Armor Plate for Russia.
Bethlehem, Pa, Feb. 19 Twenty-four
car loadB of armor plato for Russia's new
battleship Rostelaw loft tho ordnance
works of the Bethlehem Iron company to
day. Tho plato wds consigned to tho
Russian government at Sebastapol and
was shipped via New York city The
bhlpment weighed D2S tons and was tho
largest ever made from America to a for
Dr. Johnston in tho Penitentiary.
Washington, Feb. 19. Dr. Thomas U
Johnston, of Duncannon, Pa,, who was
yesterday sentenced to twenty years' sol
itary confinement In the Basorn penl
ontlary for tho murder of Druggist Geo.
S Henry at Duncannon last September,
was today taken to the penitentiary by
the sheriff and two deputy sheriff of Per
ON CRETAN AFFAIR
If Greece Goes to War with Turkey She
Must Fight Battles Alone.
NEW PHASES OF CRETAN QUESTION
Russia 'threatens to Kxpcl the Urcck
1'lotlllu lrom Cretan Waters.
Prnnca and Croat itrltiun Believe in
Conciliation -- .Moslems Abandon
Canea, Teb. 19 The Austrian vice
consul at Ilerakllon confirms the report
of the mas-sacre of 2,000 Moslems by
tho Cretan Christians at Sltla, on the
eastern extremity of the Island.
London, rob. 19. A dispatch to the
Times from Athens bays: "Colonel
Vassos has Issued an order advising his
men to avoid any collision with the
foreign marines and exhorting the Cre
tans to treat fairly both the Europeans
and the Moslems. He ptomlses the lat
ter protection and religious equality,
but w 111 try to persuade them to quit
the Island. He will punish severely all
acts of violence against them. Turkish
soldiers who yield will bo disarmed
and sent to Smyrna or other points
in Turkey. The chief of the gendar
merie has ordered the Greek consulate
at Canea guarded, the foreign marines
changing dally according to national-,
Athens, Teb. 19. A despatch from
Canea states that three of the great
powers are In favor of a, union between
Crete and Greece.
It Is reported that King George will
appeal to the Hellenos for a great na
tional loan to meet the expenses of the
mllltnry and naval preparations.
A British Iron clad has prevented the
steamer Junon from debarking provi
sions Intended for the use of tho Greek
troops In Crete.
The military preparation on the part
of Greece continues. Two more classes
of tho reserves have been called out.
The king opened favors resistance to the
demands of the powers.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 19 Russia, It Is
said, Is prepared to bring about the
forcible expulsion of the Greek torpedo
flotilla from Cretan waters, the dis
armament of tho Greek troops In Ciete
and a blockade of the Greek coasts If
the Hellenic government persists In Its
Imprudent attitude If Greece goes to
war with Turkey she will be left to
fight her battles alone.
Canea, Feb. 19 Moslems have aban
dond Voucoudls and have retreated to
Allklanos, where they are now sur
rounded. Fighting is going on there.
A crowd of Moslems marched today
to the military headquarters here and
demanded that they be furnished with
arms In order to relieve their comrades.
Martini rifles and aurVnunitlon were
given to them and they were marched
out of the city. Later fighting occurred
on the hills near the city, with no de
cisive results on either side.
Constantinople, Feb. 19 The report
that Lord Salisbury, the British prime
minister, had sent a circular note to
the powers favoring the granting of
autonomy to Crete with Prince George
of Greece to administer the affairs of
the island Is confirmed.
Paris, rob. 19. The Temps says that
the powers are resolved to speuk firmly
to the government at Athens solely
from fidelity to the' tradition that
France and Great Britain wish to ex
haust all means of conciliation before
consenting to the other measures so
urgently demanded b the courts al
lied to the Greek dynasty.
BRYAN IN THE ARENA.
lie Will Speuk in Cnirrcgio Hall Next
New York, Feb. 19. William Jennings
Bryan Is booked for a speech here next
Friday at Carnegie hall. The subject of
his discourse will be "Money" and its
objtct will be to boom the bimetallic
association which has just been formed.
The association purposes to elect the
president of the United States in 1900
on the platform on which Mr. Bryan ran
last year. For the purpose of accom
plishing this, a seiles of bimetallic edu
cational lectuies has been arranged.
Those to be held at Carnegie hall will
begin with Mr. Biyan'b lecture on
"Money." On Saturday evening Mr.
Bryan will deliver a speech cm "Free
The other speeches will bo "The Tam
jne of Gold" bv Francis New lands, on
March 5; ' The Theory and Practice of
Bimetallism" by Charles A. Tonne, of
Minnesota, on Marcli 11, and "Money
and Commonwealth" by Fred Williams,
of Massachusetts, on March 19.
PASTEUR TREATMENT FAILED.
Child Uitteit b a Dug Shows Rabies
Snllsbutg, Md Feb. 19, At Pas
teur treatment has apparently failed
again in another Maryland case The
child of Ashley Woojford, who was bit
ten by a mad dog In Wycomico coun
ty several weeks ago and who was
taken to the Pasteur institute at New
York for treatment, Is now very sick,
and the symptoms are those of rab
ies The third child has been home about
one w oek.
The W ilkcs-Ilnrro Huso Hall Club
M ill Ho Hacked by 810,000.
Wilkes-Bar re, Pa, Feb. 19 The an
nual meeting of the Wilkes-Bar re Base
Ball association (Eastern league) took
place tonight. Twenty directors were
elected for the ensuing year, among
whom are millionaires, promlnrent at
torneys, business and newspaper men
Tho club will start out this season
with a sood nine, backed by no less
than 110,000 capital.
Colonel HIcCooK'h Statement.
New York, Tob , 19 Col John J. Mc
Cook said today that all tho news of his
alleged selection for tho attorney gen
eralship is contained in tho press des
patches from Canton. Ho asserted that
ho had received no Intimation dlTect or
Indirect that Major McKlnley Intends
making him a member of his cabinet.
Col. McCook said that ho never author
ized any of his friends to use his name
as that of a candidate for portfolio
' MEN OF PROMINENCE.
1 1 iW'f VimJPA Hit,)
1 111' III T'fflk Wl
PREMIER THEODORUS DELYANNIS,
Greece's Grand Old Alan.
Theodorus Dolannls, prime mln'ster of
Greece, the statesman who has sent out
to the whole world tho deli mco thut
"Greece .accepts full responsibility for all
hei acts," Is a descendant of the old
Venetian blood that Infused Its strength
Into tho Hellenes when Venice was the
mistrcbs of the world Theodorus got his
name from the areek Glannis (diminu
tive for John) and tho Saracenic Dell,
though how the family acquired the Turk
ish prefix cannot bo ald .Ho Is tho eld
est son of a joung blanch of the famlli,
and at an early age dlsplajed all those
qualities of which the Greek Is Justly
proud Ho was educated at the Univers
ity of Athens, and began life at the bot
tom round of the ladder He began ns
a youth to study administrative affairs,
and vvroto a book on tho subject of legis
lation which is still a standard for the
MAN'S MISSION ON EARTH.
It is Defined by Mrs. Sally A. Cot
ton at tbe Congress of
Washington, Feb 19 Previous to the
regular session of the congress of
mothers this morrrlng, conferences were
held at the Arlington hotel and at the
regular meeting place of the congress
the First Baptist church. When the
president, Mrs. Theodore W. Blrney,
called the general congress to order at
10.30 a. m , the usual crowd was In at
tendance, but there seemed to be a
slight Increase In the number of "fath
Mrs. Sally A. Cotton, the last speaker
of the morning, delivered on address on
a "National Training School for Wo
men." Speaking of man's mission on earth,
Mrs Cotton said:
"Man's mission on earth Is the sub
jection, domination and utilisation of
the forces of nature for the benefit of
mankind, and governments are formed
for the more successful accomplish
ment of this mission. On the earth
there will never be any creature higher
than man, but he may become a higher
tvpe, and the needs of the future will
dernnnd a higher type. Higher und
more complex conditions will require
higher adaptability to meet those condi
tions and it is the w Oman's mission to
develop this higher adaptabilltj In man.
"But all duty is recipiocal, and It is
the duty of the governrnerrt which seeks
the welfare of Its people to olfer to Its
women nn opportunity for the attain
ment of this scientific motherhood,
which will be fraught with so much
"buentlfic motherhood will gain no
marked Impetus while restricted to a
foitunate few. It must be made a na
tional possibility, In order to become a
national benefit. Like all our national
blessings, It should bo "by the people"
for the people Itself, and It is the duty
ol government to give her an opportu
nity to acquire this scientific knowl
edge It can be done through establish
ing by the government of a national
training school for women, whore tho
women of the nation shall be tialned In
the sciences of domestic!! and peace,
Just as at West Point and AnnapolU
the men are trained irr the science of
w ar ."
Now York, Teb. 19 Arrived: Steamer
Spree, from Bremen and Southampton
Arrived out: Fulda, at Naples, Clrcas
sla, at Glu-ogow, Fern IS Sailed for New
York: Ethiopia, from Movillo
THE NEWS THIS M0KNIXU.
Weather Indications Toduj;
1 Hussla Threatens to Expel Greek Flo
tilla from Cietan Waters.
State Legislator a' Work
2 Doings of a Day at Washington.
Dun's Weekly Kevlew of Trade.
Financial and Commercial.
3 (Local) Reports of Mine Inspectors.
Gannan Case Again in Court.
Comment of the Press.
5 (Local) Scranton Club Directors Aro
Dined by Colonel Boles.
0 Social and Personal.
Religious and Charitable.
7 West Sldo News.
8 An Analysis of Restless Kansas,
Extracting Ore by Magnetism.
9 America's Now Railway King.
10 Stor "General Washington's Pass,"
11 The Father of Ivorlsm.
Author's Ages and Their Work.
12 Up and Down the Valley.
Greeks. In 1SG7 he was given his- first
state ofllco that of grand envoy to Paris
a pott which ho filled so well as to
merit being recalled to Athens at the end
of three years to assist In the home gov
ernment. He espoused the cajso of Cou
rnoundouros, tho greatest of the Greek
statesmen. Later he faced that leader as
a rival, and b his shrewdness and clever
ness vanquished Mm. In the Coumoun
douros minlstr Deljannls was made min
ister of foreign affairs, and took part in
the Beilln congress When his chief and
rival died, In 1SS3, Deljannls was nlono
left to load the opposition forces against
Trlcoupls, who was then In power Ho
won i great success, and since IRSo he
has been tho foremost man in all Greece
rising and falling with the tide of popular
feeling, as all great statesmen will
Newspaper Alen Arrive on the Ground.
Corbctt's Condition A Live Bird
Shoot to Be a Feature.
Carson, Nev., Feb. 19 The sun took
a few snap shots at Carson this morn
ing and strangers were enabled to get
their bearings, but the exposures were
not long enough to reduce the height
of the snow drifts to any extent. To
ward evening the sky clouded over, and
the barometer after a few spasmodic
tremors steadied at "fair."
Visitors crowded tho sidewalks all
the morning and talked over the pros
pects for a clear day on March 17. All
were In good humor. Corbett was ap
parently the happiest man In tow n. Af
ter smoking the pipe of peace w 1th Ju
lian last night he retired eaily and, to
use Billy Wood's expression, he was
"faster than a San Francisco flea this
morning." In the presence of a select
few the champion worked for forty
eight minutes on the stage of the opera
house. Those who have watched him
during the past week, observed that his
speed has Increased perceptibly and
that his bellows were working more
easily. One of the most interested
observers at this evenings work was
Governor Sadler, who expressed aston
ishment at Corbett's wonderful speed.
Behind a quieter horse than the ani
mal which ran away with him last
evening nnd compelled him to walk
two miles In snow three feet deep, Ju
lian drove out to Cook's ranch. He le
ported that Fltzslmmons' quarters will
be in shape tomorrow.
Todav's train brought In no less than
eight representatives of eastern news
papers and a larger number Is expected
tomorrow, The reporters' headquarters
In the hall leased by the Western Union
are being hurried to completion and all
are confident they would bo comfort
able bj Monday.
Notwithstanding unfavorable condi
tions the company is moving 30,000
words a night with excellent facility.
Hundreds of telegrams addressed te
Stuart requesting him to reserve seats
for vlsltois from distant points con
tinue to arrive dally. Regarding the
messages Mr. Wheelock said this even
ing: "It Is Impossible for us to make
any reservations. Where cash accom
panies the order the bujer will re
ceive the best seats available at the
time the message reaches Carson This
Is absolute! necessaiy to avoid con
fusion All will be treated alike"
Today he stated that he would add
$1,000 to the live bird handicap and such
men as Carver, McAllister, Budd and
Par melee will Le seen In the contest.
Hnti less will close one da before the
shoot The $1000 will be added to a
sweepstakes made up of tho entry lees
of the contestants.
CUT TO PIECES ON A TRACK.
A Young Woiiiiui's Terrific Struggle
with ii .lluriluier.
New Yoik, Teb 19 After tho pas
sage of a heavy train between Not walk
and Saugatuek, Conn , last night, the
mutilated bodj of an unknown woman
was found on the track. She had evi
dently been murdered and her body
placed on the railroad, where It wus
cut to pieces b the ponderous wheels.
Titer o was evidence of a terrible strug
gle for life. The victim was a comely
young woman, apparently a foreigner,
and xv ell dressed
The medical examiner's report shows
n long clean cut ov er the left ear, which
nearly cleaved tlio scalp. Theio was a
deep cut below the ear which severed
tho Jugular vein These wounds were
undoubtdly made with a stiletto. The
woman wus about 2S years old,
In the Zinc Combine.
Bethlehem, Pa, Feb. 19 It was an
nounced here toda that tho Lehigh Zinc
and Iron compau), whoso mammoth
plant Is in South Bothlehim, and tho
rioreuee 'Ana woiks, located at Free
mansburg, thieo miles from here, aro In
tho zinc combine, the capital of which Is
$10,000,000. S. S. Palmer, formerly presi
dent of tho New Jersey Zinc und Iron
company, will be president of tho new
Our new stock as now
Perfect Fit and Finish,
Also elegant new lane of
531k and Linen Batiste in
stripes, plain and lace ef
fects. Most beautiful line
of Embroidered Chiffons
ever shown in Scran ton-
510 AND 532
Lewis, Reilly &. Da-yies
1U and 116 Wyoming Avonue.
CALF'S COSTLY A1EAL.
Chewed Up 9UIO, Which Uncle Snm
Washington, Teb 19 Treasurer Mor
gan received a little wooden box from
Texas containing a wad of what ap
pealed to be fragments of United States
bills. Latter In the day a letter fiom
J. Blaclngame of a small town near Gal
veston, Tex, artrived at the treasury
department, which explained the con
tents of the box. The wad of green,
paper Is all that is left of $210 owned
b Mi. Blaclngame, which he rescued
from the stomach ot a yearling calf.
It seems that the Texan recently sold
a herd of cattle, for wlrieh he received
$170 In bills, ns follows. One $100. one
?;0, and sixteen $J0 bills. He placed
he money Irr an otdinuiy memorandum
pocketbook, but the bills weie In such a
position that the ends stuck be and
the edge of the book Blaclng nry care
lessly threw his coat on tho ground
In a cow lot, and n jiarllng coming
along saw the green bills and proceeded
to devour them. The animal took Irr the
entire bunch nt ono mouthful nnd was
discovered in the aet of chewing Blac
The Texan, with tho assistance of bis
brother, succeeded In recovering from
tho mouth of the calf thirteen of the $20
bills In a comparatively uulnjuicd con
dition This money was afterward
passed off by Blaclngame In payment
for some cattle The calf was shoitly
killed and from its btornach was taken
a mai-s of chewed bills, stnined nnd dis
colored The fragments were boxed up
and sent to the redemption division of
the treasury department Blnclngarno
prepared a sworrr statement of tho dis
appearance of his money nnd forward
ed It to Treasurer Morgan The latter
had the case examined arrd found tho
facts to be ns stated. Accordingly $210
In crisp, new bank notes were tent
to the cattle dealer to replace tho money
rnustleated by his calf.
llernld's Weather Foiecnst.
Now York, Teb 19 In tho middlo
states, today, clear and flno weather
will prevail with rising temperature, fol
lowed nt night b bonui cloudiness and by
lia7e or fog on the coasts On Sunday,
fair to parti cloudy, warmer weather,
followed by rain or snow in or near tho
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