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SCRANTO PA., MONDAY MOKN1KG, FEBltUARlr 2-J, 1897,
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made duiing the year, the Spring
ATTITUDE OF THE
KING OF GREECE
George Proposes to Annex Crete
GERMANY STANDS BY THE PORTE
High Olliciuls Think that the Crisis
lias l'assu(I--Colunul I'uchkoll llc
lieves that Crete Desires Home
tiuM-rumcut, and that the Island
ou il He but a Harden to Greece.
Is undoubtedly the most beautiful.
Theie 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 spilng llowers, they have a
freshness and newness all their
own, -which nothing on earth can
take from them but time Itself.
Athens, Feb. 21. The Asty says
King George In an Interview with a
diplomat jesterdny explained the atti
tude of himself and the government
on the Cretan (juestlon. His majesty
declined that he had decided ta annex
Ciete to the Greek dominions, and had
oulered the army of occupation not to
abandon the Island. The king leiiuest
ed the diplomat to communicate this
decision to his colleagues In Athens.
Betlln, Feb. 21. The Geinian etulser
Kalaerln Augusta, the only dm man
warship which Is to take part In the
blocknde of, or naval demonstration
In tiie Piraeus, If such action should
be decided upon was at Malta on
Thursday and theie received oiders
to pioceed to Canea and await fuither
Instiuctions. The latest phuse of the
Cietan position conllims the lew taken
by Gel man ofllelul authorities that the
aeutenebs of the ciisls which prevailed
last week Is rapldlj abating. The sit
uation now inspire no immediate dis
quietude. Gteece has submitted 01
least will submit to the behests of the
united poweis and the outlook foi a
complete cessation of hostilities Is ex
tremely promising. The policy of the
kaiser has In some yuarter. been mls
constiued as meiely following the lead
of Russia, and ludllTeient to the claims
of the Crot ins, or their Greek kinsfolk.
But the more reasonable and least
blamed lew- of Berlin diplomacy Is that
tluoughout the Cretan trouble It has
aimed at dealing with Ciete as an in
tegral pait of the whole eastern ques
tion, without piejudlce to. the ultimate
claims of Gteece and Crete, to hae
their mutual aspliatlons satisfied.
licet, proceeded to the camp of Colonel
Vassos, who was Informed as to the
decision that had been arrived at by
the commanding oillcers of the foreign
This morning the insurgents in the
vicinity of Canea, began firing on the
town, despite the wornings that had
been given. The firing wus continued
for some time, whereupon the admirals
of the foreign fleets ordered their ves
sels cleared for action and soon the
guns of the fleet were tin owing shells
Into the Insurgents' camp.
A Biitlsh cruiser was the flist of
the wai ships to open fire, vessels of the
other nations following In succession.
Foity shells were fired.
Canea, Feb. 21. Later It has been
learned that the ultimatum of the ud
mlials to Colonel Vassos was against
his attacking Canea. It apparently
did not forbid him from matching into
the interior of the Island, wheie Col
onel Vassos pui poses to occupy several
The action of the foreign warships
has caused the deepest Indignation
and the supporters of the sultan aie bit
terly denounced on all sides. It Is de
claied that the poweis In upholding
Moslem iule by force of aims have
made a melancholy and degrading
spectacle that Greece will never forget.
IN PRISON CONTROL
to Establish General System of
GOVERNOR'S SUGGESTIONS UTILIZED
I'roMslons of n Measure, to Ho In
troduced To-day nt Hnrrisburg,
Which, If I'assed, Mill Institute
Sweeping Hciornis in the Com
monwealth's l'unlthe S stem.
MEN- OF PROMINENCE.
in our windows and throughout the
department we have placed
of these lovely creations, including
in sets and single pieces, varying In
width from U of an Inch to 13
inches, while prices range fiom 10c.
to $1.00 a yard.
come In a hundred different ways
and are prettier than ever. Prices
begin at 5c. and run to EOc.
for infants' wear form an impor
tant feature in this display. Their
dainty sweetness In design cannot
fall to win your admiration.
will bo much worn during thp com
ing season for yokes, set pieces, etc.
We have them in Nainsooks, Cam
brics and Swisses in a uniform
width of 22 Inches. The patterns
are simply exquisite white llguies,
tun from COc. to $5.00 a yard.
CONFIDENCE IN THE KAISER.
The sultan's confidence In the kals-
et's oft-exptessed determination to
mnlntaln the teirltorlal rights of the
poite has at this grave juncture, given
the iepiesentatlons made, independent
ly thiough Iiaron Sauima Von Jelusch,
pei haps gi eater weight than evei the
conceited iepiesentatlons of the am
bassadors. At Athens, also, direct
Geiman diplomacy and the kaiser's per
sonal Influence hae been nt work to
prevent such wldespiead outbieak of
hostilities as would lead to a geneial
conflagration in the Balkan peninsula.
The Kusslan mllltaiy attache at Con
stantinople, Colonel Peehoff, who was
uppolntetl a member of the commission
to reoiganlze the Cretan gendarmaile,
lepoits that while in Ciete in the per
foimauce of his mission he became con
inced that the Cretans did not wish
to be transferred from a Turkish to a
Gieek regime, but would greatly pie
fer a good home admlnlstiatlon. In
conclusion Colonel Pechoff says that
should! Greece obtain possession of
Ciete the island would become un In
tolerable buiden to her.
ENTHUSIASM AT ATHENS.
London, Feb. 21. A dispatch fiom
Athens to the Centtal News states that
the fleets of the powers todaj bom
bnided the Insuigent positions In the
vicinity of Canea No details of the
bombaidment aie glen.
The dispatch udds that the Greek
dispatch boat Pelnelos lias exchanged
shots with a Tuiklsh frigate, but In
this ease also details are lacking and
both lepoits aie accepted under re
seive. It Is lepoited that seven hundred
Gieek soldleis, and a number of pieces
of aitilleiy have been landed at KIs
A Biitish toipedo boat stopped the
Gieek steamer Lauilum, which was
landing piolslons and ammunitions
of war at Kolymbar bay, and escorted
hei to Canea.
The excitement In Athens continues
without abatement und the popular
olce Is loud for war If the ennexatlon
of Crete to Gieeee can be obtained In
no other way.
The populace demand that no atten
tion be paid to the warnings and de
mands of the powers, but that Gieeee
maintain her position in face of Europe.
A vast crowd gatheicd this afternoon
In front of the palace and repeatedly
cheeied the king and the loyal pilnces,
whose actions met with the fullest ap
piobatlon. The crowd ilnally became
bo demonstiatlo that the king ap
pealed on one of the balconies of the
palace and addiessed the people. He
and the government, he declared, weie
fulfilling the mandate of the entite Hel
lenic people in going to the aid of the
struggling Cretan Clulstlons and In
seeking to regain possession of the Isl
and. He added that he prayed that
God would strengthen their efforts.
His majestj concluded his address
by thanking the people for the whole
hearted suppoit they had given him.
The crowd became wild with delight
over the words of King Geoige and the
applause was deafening when he con
cluded. Then after cijlng again and
again "Long live Greece," the crowd
Colonel JleCook, of New York, Will
liu Ode red a Portfolio.
Canton. Ohio, Feb. 21. Governor "Wil
liam O'Bradley, of Kentucky, and
Bishop Vv'nlden, of Cincinnati, were
the only callers on the piesldent-elect
today. Goveinoi Bradley arrived early
this morning and took dinner with the
president-elect. He left for Cleveland
in the afternoon to hae a talk with
Maik Hannn. Mi. Hanna is expect
ed hete on Tuesday and thete will be
other piomlnent visitors In Canton this
week. Colonel J. J. McCook, of Now
Yoik, will ptobably be one of them,
and if he comes he is likely to be of
fered a cabinet portfolio. His appoint
ment has not jet been decided upon,
but the chances aie that he will be the
New Yoik man in Major McKlnlcVs
cabinet. The belief hete tonight Is that
lie will be given an opportunity to ac
cept the poitfolio of the Interlot depait
ment. This ntrangement seems ex
tremely piobable when It Is recalled
that a good lawyer Is lequlted for the
department of the lnteilot.
.Tamos A. Gary, of Baltimote, is not
a. lawjer and lie will be postmaster
general, as theie is no disposition to
shift ex-Goernor Long, of Massachu
setts, fiom the navy department. As
a result of this airangement Judge Jo
seph McKenna, of California, will prob
ably be the attorney general.
Major McKInley did not attend church
today and was not feeling quite as
well as usual, thought it must not be
supposed lie is in danger of a" collapse.
VESSELS LEAVE CHARLESTON.
The "Vni Vessels Will Report at
Chaileston, S. C Feb. 21 Thtee mon
itois, the Puritan, Amphltrite and Ter
lor, the dynamite ciulset Vesuvius and
the dispatch boat Dolphin, lay at an
chor in the stream today just off the
docks. The New Yoik, Indiana, Col
umbia and Massachusetts left today
for Hampton Roads The other ships
will be in poit foi seeral daj s yet. The
Puittan, although it has been off the
bar since Fiidaj, was the first, boarded
today when she came Into the harboi.
The captain lepoited a trip without In
cident except a slight trouble with the
engines which can be easily oercome
The Puritan only made four to live
knots on part of her trip down. She
expects to sail for New York In about
a week. The Georgia naval reserves
are in Chaileston under Lieutenant Col
onel Ding and will visit the monitors
The ships in the harbor will be dressed
and will lite the usual salute of twenty-one
guns at noon tomorrow in honor
ot Geotge Washington.
BLAZE AT BRADFORD.
Thrilling Expurienco of Two I'nni
ihes m a Hurtling UuiUling.
Biadlotd, Pa., Feb. 21. The building
on East Main street, occupied by John
Vellaly as a. grocery und dwelling
house, caught lite tins mottling uuu
beveial petbons had narrow escapes
from burning to death. Vellaly lived
on the lit st floor and was awakened by
smoke. He beized his younger sister
and dropped her out of a window and
with another' bister in Iris aims suc
ceeded In escaping fiom the building,
jamts, Dominlck, and w ife, occupied
the second storj Dominlck smashed
In a window and diopped his wife
and baby to the giound, a distance of
20 feeet. Mrs Dominlck was quite ser
iously injuted. Dominlck followed his
wife and was also injured. Sarah
Fiank, a lodger, also leaped from a
second stoty window and received
painful injuries. The lobs was about
Died of lllnod Poisoning.
'llollidajsburg, Pa.. Teb 21.-Thomas H.
Lewis a well-known hjdraulle engineer
and the contractor who built the tetervolr
foi Hollldajbburj, Uayspott and county
home, dlfd hero this morning of blood
poisoning, aged f.7 jears, Ho was tho
president of the Aetna .Mining company,
becretary of tho Junluta Canister com
pany, and was lueulliicu wun oiner in
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Hiinlsburg, Pa, Feb. 21. A radical
change In the control and management
of the uenal Institutions of the com
monwealth Is proposed by n bill which
Representative Seyfert, of Lancaster,
will otfer In the house of tepresenta
tlves Mondaj- night. The proposed law
Is to be known as the "Ptisan Act of
1897," and Is based on certain sugges
tions of Governor Hastings In his last
biennial message. It was drafted by
Geneial Isaac J. Wlster, of Philadel
phia, Inspector of the Eastern state
penitentiary; Dr. Cadwallader Blddle
becretary of the state boatd Of chatl
tles, and other advocates of pilson re
form. The purposes of tho bill, as expressed
by Its title aie, "to establish a gerreral
system of penal service and adminis
tration throughout the commonwealth
and to vest the superintendence and
control thereof in ptlson Inspectors and
a board of prison commissioners, to
abolish congtegate labcir and the use
of power-dtlven machinery In ptlsons;
to inovide for the sepatatlon of pils
oners from each other and for the te
qulslte alteration, enlaigument, aban
donment, contraction and consolidation
of prisons and their control, bupei vis
ion and management by the state and
to assume tire expenses of all county
prisons bj- the state."
TIIE BILL'S PROVISIONS.
The measure applies only to tho East
ern and Western penitentiaries, the
Huntingdon reformatory, county pris
ons and house of detention. Six months
after the passage of the act tho gov
ernor shall appoint live citizens as a
board of pilson commlssloneis in whom
shall be vested the geneial superin
tendence and control of all ptlsons and
ptlsoners In the state. The governor
shall at the same time appoint In very
county live prison inspectors, who shall
serve for three years without eompen
batlon. The Inspectors shall have con
trol of tho prisons in the county for
which they are appointed, select a
warden and other necessary oflicers.
Sheilffs and other count j- oillclals now
Intrusted with the care and custody of
prisons and prisoners are relieved of
this duty. The bill does not affect the
duties and responsibilities of sheriffs
under existing law In respect of pris
oners removed by them for trial or
other purposes while they are out
In their custody, nor In regard to the
Infliction of tho death penaltj.
The commissioners shall assume for
the state the control and management
of all prisoners after January 1, 189S,
supervise the conduct of Rtlson inspce
tois and ofllcets, Inquire Into the treat
ment, conduct and employment of pris
oners; the amount of their earnings
and expenses of the prison and provide
urles and regulations for these Institu
tions and their inmates. The commls
sloneis aie cldthed with nil powers now
possessed by inspectois of penitentiar
ies and shall also have the light to
construct, consolidate and abandon
piisonb, regulate the clothing, diet, cus
todj' and dlchatge of pilbonets, the
purcha'-o and sale of mateilals and
supplies, the competitive examination,
appointment and tenewal of ptlson ofli
elals and the transfer of both pris
oners and officials from orre prison to
AS TO PRISON LABOR.
From and after Januaij-, 1, 1S9S, all
congregate labor and labor in connec
tion with or bj' aid of machinery drhen
bj' steam or nr tlflclal power shall cease
und be removed from prisons. This
prohibition shall not apply to manual
labor in sepatate cells, nor to the point
or congregate labor of selected or clas
sified prisoners without machinery and
Iiower ns determined by the commls
loncts nor to anj' domestic service of
the pilsons. The commlssloneis or
inspectois may employ ptlsoners sen
tenced to hard labor in mechanical or
other exercise when thej deem It nec-
essatj- to preserve their cheetfulnss
and health and when sufficient profit
able munual labor conducted sepatate
ly In the cells catinot be provided. Such
exercises shall be so conducted as to
keep the prisoners apart day and night
and to ut event communication or mu
tual recognition between them.
The commissioners ate required to
ptovide separate ward or wards for
female and lnsune conv lets and to make
rules and regulations foi the transfer
to such wauls respectively of female
convicts sentenced to Imprisonment
for one year or more and ot all In
bane convicts. Suitable rooms are to be
tltted up in the capltol for the use of
the prison commlssloneis and an ap
propriation of $30,000 shall be made bi
ennially for their actual expenses. .
1 sssS &fe avV'Vw?Sv
Our new stock 3s now
Pei feci Fit aii FiEisto;
JAMES A. GARY, OF MARYLAND,
The Next Postmaster Qeneral.
James Albert Gary Is a widely-known
manufacturer of Baltimore, and has been
piomlnent In Republican politics since
1S70, when he was nominated for congrohs
In the Fifth Marjlund district. In lS7n
tho Republicans nominated him for gov
itrnnr In those Ua s the state was hope
lessls Democratic. andiMi. Gary failed of
election, although he made an active cm-
Rock Hill Institute, Elllcott City, Md. In
ISbU he was admitted to partnership In the
llrra of James S. Gary & Bon, manufae
tuiers of cotton duck, twills, etc, and
since the death of his father, In 1S70, has
been the head of the III m.
In business Air. Gary has been highly
successful He owns valuable cotton
duck mills in How aid and Baltimore
counties. He Is albo In llnanclal and
vass. lie has beun a Marjland delegate other business corporation in Haltimote
to eer national convention of his pal ty
olnpo H7' ninl frnm 1SS0 to 1&9" leureientPd
his state upon tho Republican nutionnl
Mr Gaiy was born In Uncasville, Conn ,
In 1&S3, of English descent He .vus taknn
to Baltimore as a boj , and educated nt
cltj-. Tor several jears he was president
of the Merchants' and Manufacturers' as
sociation, and Is now vlce-yiesldent of
the Consolidated Gus eompanj, and vlce
piesident of the Citizens' National bank.
He also holds dlicetoi ships In several
Also elegant new line of
Silk and Linen Batiste 2n
stripes, plain and lace ef
fects, Most beautiful line
of Embroidered Chiffons
ever shown In Scranton.
TfV J TNT
GEN. LEE DISGUSTED.
He Threatens lo Resign Unless
Government Sustains Him
WILL APPOINT HANNA.
Governor Bushncll Has Settled the
Speculation Regarding Senator
Key West.Fla., Teh. 21. Rumors pre
vail here that something stirring oc
curred In Havana yesterday though
It cannot be confirmed as yet in any
vvaj'. The story is that General Lee
is weary of his wotk and is ready and
anxious to resign if the administration,
vv 111 not back him up in his latest case
that of freeing all American political
suspects now In rank Spanish dungeons,
or at least seeming them a speedy civil
tiinl such as they are entitled to.
The case of Dr. Ruiz, it is-clalmed,
brought this up. General Lee investi
gated the so-called suicide ieport and
discredited it. He cabled his suspicions
to Secretary Olney and was told to in
vestigate. This he did and then de
manded of the Spaniards that the body
be disinter ted and a postmortem be
held. This they refused. Secretary
Olney upheld Geneial Lee and finally
It was conceded to by tho Spaniards.
Tho postmortem was held yesterdaj'.
It is said that while it reveals no nciuui
tiaces of foul play General Lee decid
ed that his information wns such ns
almost to prove it. It is reported that
he and Spanish ofllcials had sharp
words on the subject.
General Lee therr cabled Secretary
Olney that the administration must
uphold him In his demand for the in
stant release of all Americans unjustly
imprisoned as political suspecltb. on
five speedy civil trial, the demand to
be enforced with the presence of
American warships. If not then he
Lntimer It. Jones Itrninndrtl Again.
London, Teh. 21. Latimer R. Jones, the
American, who was nncsted on his stock
fatm near Scui borough on Jan. it.
charged with obtaining large sums of
money by forget les committed In .ew
Yoik, was again airalgncd in the How
stieet pollco court today and remanded
for another week.
510 AND 512
British Cruiser the First to Fire
Gun in the Interest of .
Canea, Feb. 21. The admirals com
manding the foreign fleets bene jes
terdny visited Colonel Vabsos, the com
mander of the Gieek army of occupa
tion, at his camp at Aghia. "What
transpired there has not been made
public, but upon the return of the ad
lnlralsthey invited the commander of
the Greek waiahip Navarchos Miaou
lis to visit them. The invitation was
eccepted and when the commander met
the admirals he wns informed that nn
attack would be made on the Gieek
troops and the Greek warship if Col
onel Vabsos advanced into the interior.
Subsequent to tire interview the
commander, accompanied bj Rear Ad
miral Harris, pominundlng the .British
riiiliertv DiilVutx r.rne. .
New York, Teb. 21. Martin Flaherty,
of Lowell, Mass, defeated Trauk Urne.
of Uuffalo, in a 20-round bout ut tho New
York Athletic club last night. Rrne put
up a game battle under tremendous dif
ficulties, his left eie wus cut open in the
lourth tound and bled in a dreadful man
ner all thiough the fight. After the first
few iminds riaheitj was the aggressor
and had not a mark to Bhow at tho finish.
Couut) Iufiriunr Consumed.
Warsaw. Ind.. Feb 21. Tho Goscios.-o
county infirmary wus consumed by Urn
last night. It was completed last May
and cost the counts $00,000 The gasoline
engine used foi running tho electric llo'ht
exploded, causing the damage. Fotty-flvo
Inmates are turned out, Three of them
were seriously burned. There was JIS.OOO
Insurance on the building.
C0A1PANY STORE BILL.
He Once Owned &iou City.
Klmita N Y. Feb. 21 John A. Itov u
gentleman farmer and one of the larg
est 'and owners In noithem I'ennsjlva
nla and southern New Yoik, died hero
jesterdas. He at one time owned the en
tire tract of land on which Sioux Clt
la , now stands.
Columbus, O., Feb. 21. Governor
Bushnell furnished the following state
ment to the United Associated Presses
It had been my intention to mnko no
announcement in relation to the action I
would take In the matter of an appoint
ment to fill the prospective vacancy in tho
Ohio, representation In the United States
sennte until the vacancy actually exlstod.
But on account of the manifest Inteitst
of the people and their desire to know
what will bo done, I deem it best now
to make the following statement:
When Senator Sherman resigns to enter
tho cabinet of President McKInley, I will
appoint to succeed him Hon. Marcus A.
Hanna, of Cuyahoga count), to serve un
til his successor Is chosen by the Seventj
thlul gt neral assemblj of the state. I
trust this action will meet with tne ap
proval of the people.
(Signed) Asa S. Bushnell.
Cleveland, O, Feb. 21. Mark Hanna
was shown the United Associated
Pi esses dispatch from Columbus to
night announcing that Governor Bush
nell would appoint him United States
senator to fill Senator Sherman's unes.
plied term. The nutlonal chairman re
fused nbsolutelj- to discuss the matter.
"I don't doubt the authenticity- of
the telegram," said he, "but I have not
received anj- ofllclal announcement
fiom the novel nor or any one else, so
you will have to excuse me fiom dis
cussing tills matter and I wall sny
nothing until the ofllclal appointment
"ZS t J N nU
MISS HARRISON ARRIVES.
Chess IMnyor Stptnit Pnul.
London, Feb 21 Tho Dally Mall has
a dispatch from Paris stating that Stein
ltz, the chess plasei, has died at Dr.
Moiozoff's Institute, In Moscow, to whUh
he was recently taken aftei losing his
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Hniry to Tight Wnrd.
Chicago, Feb. 21. Jimmy Rar.-y his
been matched by Pat son Davie to flgnt
Jack Ward before thj American porting
club of New York p 1 March 1 for 52,000 a
side in a 20-round go. The men are to
fight at 112 pounds.
K-Attornc Cencral Htinscl Has
Drafted Ono with Cure.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Harrisbutg, Feb. 21. A "company
store" bill will be offered in tire house
Monday by Representative W, O.
Smith, of Jeff et son. It was drafted by
e.-Atoiney General Hensel, of Lancas
ter, and has been declared constitu
tional by the leading law j era In the
state. Tho measure Is designed to pro
hibit mining und manufacturing cor
porations und limited par trier ships
from carrying on company stoies or
general supply stores and to prevent
the eoeieion of emplojes of such cor
potatlous or limited pat tnei ships into
dealing at and with stores controlled
by such corporations or limited part
ner ships or by the stockholders, share
holders, members, agents, cleiks or em
ployes, Violation of the net is punishable of
a line of not more than $500, nor less
than $100. It is made tire duty ot the
factorj- inspector und his deputies to
Institute probocutlons for such vlola-
' Continued on Page 2
Weather Indications Today:
Colder; Northeasterly Winds.
1 Attitude of King of Greece.
Proposed Change In Prison Control.
General Lee Dlsgubted. '
Will Appoint Hanna.
2 Another Strango Mutder Mjsterj-.
Rifles for Patriots.
Last Days of Congress.
Proposod Change of Prison Control
3 Social and Personnl.
Sermons In the Different Chuiches Yes
terday. Big Offer for City Property.
A Woid or Two of Casual Mention.
Plan for a State Buieau of Mines.
5 1'lt emeu Kept Busy.
Three Ball Plajers Released to Us,
Mysterious Case of Safe-Tapping.
0 (Stor) "Courtship of Kate Carnegie."
7 West Side News.
8 Up and Down tho Valley. '
Sermon by Rev. S. C, Slmpkln?
The Cencinl Is Itoecivihg .tinny Con
gratulations Upon the I'vcnt.
Indianapolis, Ind , Teb 21. A daugh
ter wus bom to General and Mrs. Ben
jamin Hairison todaj-. Tho young miss
arrived at 5 o'clock this morning and
weighs eight and one-half pounds. Both
mother and child ate doing nicely
Many telegtatns of congratulations
were received at the Harrison home to
daj- in honor of the event.
Death of Xiolmiits joiics.
Reading, Pa., Teb 21. Nicholas Jones
died here last night, aged Sj jears. In
earlj life he was Identified with the Iron
business of the Schujlklll vallej and
served one tetm In tho state legislature.
Ho devoted much of his time In hunting
up tho recoids of the Boones and Lln
colns and established the fact that Daniel
Boone was 11 natlvo of Uerks He was a
son of Captain Jonathan Jones, who com-
manded a companj during the war of
To Cclcbintt' Cabot's Discovery.
Loudon, Teb 21 A meeting of Ameri
cans was held todaj to make arrange
ments for tho participation of Ameiiran
citizens In the ctlebratlon of the foui
hundredth nnnlverarj of tho, dlseoverv
of North America by John Cabot, will h
Is to bo held at Bristol In June. Tho
meeting, at which seventeen icpr.'sciin
tlve Americans weie piesent, was preMrl.
ed ovei by Patrick A Collins, the United
States consul general.
Sir Clinrlcb Tupper for ltclnlintinn.
Montreal, Feb 21 Sir Charles Tupper,
lato piemler of Canada, who lp on Ills
wa- to Ottawa nftei a trip of some
months' durutlon to England, exprossnl
himself In an interview today as being
emphatically In favor of retaliatory meas
ures In tho event of the United States
adopting legislation hostile to Canadian
workingmen Canada, ho said, should
treat tho United States exactlj as It
Lewis, Reilly & Davtes
111 and 116 Wyoming Avenuo.
WHALE CAUGHT AT SOUTHAMPTON.
I'iro nt Srnnd I'iiiU,
Grand Forks, N. D. Feb 2i.-rire this
morning destiojed Thomas Beare's dry
goods store, tho clothing stoie of Bphralm
Bios., the shoe store of Rand Bros,, and
tho hardware storo of Hlgham Bros., in
tho Syndicate block. The thermometer
was 25 degrees below and the firemen
confined the flames to the ono block: The
loss Is estimated nt $225,000, and Insurance
at half that amount,
Two Hthcrs Seen mid Chnscil by
Iloilts, But V llhaiit Succcst.
New Yoik, Feb. 21 Tho effoits of the
old whalemen near Southampton, Long
Island, were tew aided jesterdaj-. On
Tliuisdaj noon a big light whale ap
pealed off Southampton. Thiee boats
ijulckly put out ufter the whale, but
were not successful. On Ftlday there
was another exciting chase ufter two
whales, a cow and her calf.
Yesterdaj three whales were sighted.
Theie was the one which was the first
seen on Thursday, and close by wcio
the other two The boats circled ono
of the monsters and got close enough
to iibe the harpoon. "With a well
directed blow .Captain Joshua Edwards,
ot one of the Amngansett boats, diove
hlb harpoon deep into the back of the
whale. Tli'o whale went down, but
when it leapneaied it wus killed. The
other w hales escaped.
The news that a whale had been
caught sptead all along the shoie, and
soon theie was a big ctowd on hand
to see the ciews return with the cap
Ilcrnlil's Wrntlicr Forei'iist.
New York, Feb 2.'. In the Middle states
today, cloud weather and falling tem
perature will piuvuil, with fiesh and
bilsk ncrtheastcrli to easterly winds and
rain and snow, prou ibly becoming heavy
in this section, the winds attaining dan
gerous force on tho coasts ns tho Ohio
Valley cjclono advances eastwatd. On
Tuesdaj, colder, cloudj to partly cloudy
weather and strong variable winds will
prevail, pteceded by snow (with lain in
tho southern dlstilcls) und by dangerous
gales on the coast, followed by clearing
at noon or In tho afternoon.
New York, Feb. 21 Aulved: Steamers
La Champagne, from Havre; Lucanla,
from Liverpool and Ouoenstown. Sailed
for New York Steamer Umbrla, from
Queenstown Sighted Steimers 1 ,11 Nor
mandle, from New York for Havre, passed
the Lizard; Weimar, from New York for
Bremen, passed the Lizard.
Still buck ins.
Now Ot leans, Teb, 21 Tho hlcyclo race
between Starbuck and Wtlnlg, $200 a side,
came off jesterdaj afternoon and was
won by Starbuck. Distance five miles un
paced. Time 12.U, Starbuck won tablly
by 100 yards.