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SCRANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1897.
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Better stop at one of the big show
windows and take a
tool at tie
We've gathered them In from the
four coincis ol the eai th, and a
liner dlspluy lias neer been seen
In tills city. Vet, the w Indow show
while Interesting enough Is but ati
lntioductiun to the exhibition In
side, to which eveiy lady In
Scranton 1b coidially Invited.
Will undoubtedly reach the zenith
of their uopuluiity this jeur. Tiue,
they are never out of style, but
theie are seasons when they seem
to cany eveiy thing befoie them.
and that Is just what will happen
dining the spring and summer of
Among the newer things shown
this season aie
Net X&f, Venice Point,
Gaze audi Oriemtal Laces
In every conceivable tint, shade
and combination of colors, also
white. Widths, lifc to 11! Inches.
Black Ctaantily Laces,
lXV f TV0
i m: mn.
All Over EmlbiroMeries,
Bands and Girdle.
All shades and combinations.
2 to 7 Inches wide. Some exquisite
goods In entliely new effects.
In an endless vailaty and not a
right shade wanting.
merely hints at what we've laid
out for your Inspection.
Of the Show
Cannot be guessed ut however, till
you've been it.
CASE AGAINST THE
Dr. Swallow Will Be Arraigned for
SUITS TO BE HEARD THURSDAY
Survurrts About the Capitol Ilnve
Jlucn Questioned bi the Editor
l,renchcr--lle Is Looking for State
rtirnituie--i;cu. M Hit Thrcnteiis
to Set thu Dogs on Spies About
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
liuitlsbuig, March 12.The purpose
In delaying contempt proceedings
against nev. Di. Swallow is not to give
him a chance to pla the lole of nrnrt)r
and create sympathy. At a meeting of
some of the ottlclals Interested In the
libel suits and members of the senate
judicial y general and buildings com
mittee It was decided to leave the doc
tor alone until alter the suits aie tiled.
Then he will be analgned befoie the
bar of the legislature for contempt It he
refuses to tetitlfj. The .suits will come
up in the Dauphin county couit m.t
'Pliui Miln v.
Kx-Ueputy Attorney Oeneial Stiana
han, one of Swallow's law. vets, Hald this
mottling they weie ready to pioceed.
lie would not Indicate what he hud, but
declined he was satlslled and his client
is without fear. Dr. Swallow asked to
have the case continued until June so
that he could attend a Methodist con
ference, but the prosecution refused to
ngiee. It Is said his friends and prom
inent Methodists here and thioughout
the state aie being asked to contilbute
toward the expense of the tiial.
The prosecution claims that Swallow
is U)ing to secure evidence fiom dis
charged seivanls and cmplojes of cer
tnin intH nfiieliils. Governor Hastings
has learned that servants about the ex
ecutive mansion have been questioned
by the editor-pieacher. His object Is
to seeuie evidence to sustain the charge
that homes of some officials aie iltted
up -with state luiniluie. Mis. Maigaiet
Adley had charge of the executive man
sion last summer. She says th'at the
doctor asked her daughter If they had
any old carpets or furniture In their
liouse that was foimeily owned b the
The governor sas Dr. Swallow visit
ed his stables eaily Tuipsdav morning
and talked to his coachman, but did
not got any evidence that will help him
In his defense Auditor General Mylln
bought a cast-off chandelier from the
state at auction which he has now In
his liouse on his Lancaster faim. The
auditor gencial Is angry anU says If
Swallow or any of his people visit his
place he will tuin the dogs on them.
Deputy At tot nev General Klklu bought
a piece of discarded cat pet at one of
the sales and now has It on the tloor.s
of Mb home. The state otllclals believe
that It Is upon such facts that Dr. Swal
low based his accusations In the "Penn
Two of the Heller-Laubach expense
bills weie this, moinlng sent back to
the liouse appi epilations committee.
One allows Senator Heller and ex
Stnator Laubach $14,000 for expenses
and the'other gives Joseph K. Hanah,
e.-seigeant-at-aims ot the senate, $12,
000 for subpoenaing witnesses and
tiavellng expenses. The bills weie le
committed by lequest of Chaliman
Mai shall to be scaled down. The re
ductlon will have to be at least one
half or moie before theie Is jn possi
bility of their passage.
Laweis say the state will have to
pay the bills auhow, and that it can
be compelled by mandamus proceed
ings. Tile legislatois teel that the ex
penses aie too gieat and If they aie
not l educed consldeiably they can
never pass. Theie Is no partisan poli
tics In the opposition to them. Some of
the comblnei s favor them. On the
other hand, seveial led hot Quay men
uie against them and seive notice that
they will light them unless the llguies
aie revised to biing the amount down
to $15,000 or $20,000. The thiee bills
aggiegate about $32,000.
Chairman Hammond, of the educa
tion committee, intioduced a bill gi ant
ing school distilcts additional educa
tional lights so that boioughs and
townships may elect supervising piin
clpals when the dlrectois deem it nec
essary. The ptovislons of the bill may
extend to two or moie distilcts Jointly.
Mr. H amnion also had a bill allowing
the bottling of beer In Westmorland
county, which is now prohibited by a
Mr. Keitel, of Lancaster, put in a
bill appiopiiatlng $4 000 to the State
college to establish a tobacco expel i
mental station. A bill presented by
Mr. Wee, of Uucks county, uppiopil
utci) $4,200 to Eustbuin Heuder, of
Bucks county, to reimburse the Na
tional Daiijmen's association for
money advanced to him while dairy
and food commissioner In 1893-93. A
lesolutlon of sympathy was extended
to Kepfesentatlve Samuel Ciotheis, of
Philadelphia, on account of the death
of his mother A lesolutlon was also
adopted to substitute plain glass win
dows for the cathedi al glass in thu
hall of the house.
(.'ovc'inorMoiint Wnrrrs Spoilsmen.
Indianapolis, hid , March 12. Clovernot
Mount Is being besieged by politicians for
places on the benevolent, penal and edu
cational boards which he will appoint,
but It is given out from the executive of.
lice that these appointments will be de
lved till the governor is satHfk-il of the
lltness of the applicants, He has deter
mined that the Institutions shall not bo
made the victims of spoils hunters.
Now Homo iar.Uirsoiib' Orphans.
Moweuquu, III . Itlareh 12 The new Ma
sonlo and Eus'urn Stur Orphans" Home,
locuted near Macon, will soon be :eady
for the reception of Inmates, and many
will aulve soon. Those peimltted to en
ter the home are the widows and oiphans
of deceased members of the Masonic und
Eastern Star lodges. Thus ore accom
modations for about 600.
"Ilenler" Strong Mny ltocover.
Hockford, 111., March 12.-C'hurlcs
Strong, the healer, who tried to commit
suicide esterday, Is still alive and will
probably recover. He acts UUe a jnud
mun and wants to bltn those who come
near him. Ills mind Is believed to be deranged
CHARLES 0. KAISER'S TRIAL.
Interesting Testimony Produced
Against the Prisoner.
Norrlstown, Pa., March 12. The trial
of Charles O. Kaiser for the murder ot
his wife was continued today.
Chief of Police Kodenbaugh, of Nor
rlstown, was called as a witness and
pioduced a putse which he found on
Kalsei's pel son. In the putse, he said,
w lapped In a paper was a shirt stud
and a diamond. These, the prosecution
assumed, constitutes thu dlnmond stud
which Kaiser said was torn from his
shirt front by a highwayman.
Attorneys Holland, for the common
wealth, und Larzaleie, for the defense,
argued at lensth upon an endeavor of
the former to move ceitain declaia
tlons made by tilemmer as cotrobota
tive of the conspliacy theory Judge
Swaitz decided to admit Clemmet's?
decimation, but stated that the com
monwealth had not, thus far, located
the man In question ut the scene of the
At the nfteinoon session the common
wealth by the testimony of two detec
tives, pioved that Kalsei had udmltted
to thc-e men that he know who shot his
wile, that the shoe muiks with a patch
on the sole of the shoe iinpi luted on thu
giound aiound the scene of the ttagedy
cuuespouded with an Ii on plate that
wus on Kalsei's shoe and that the prls
ouer had made eontiadlctory state
ments. Some evidence of a veiy huy
chaiacter was intioduced intending to
show that Kaiser on one occasion had
admitted to these detectives that he
shot his wife. The commonwealth will
haidly finish Its case by tomoiiow.
BUFFALO HOTEL FIRE.
Three Persons Lose Their Lives
Two Others Are Injured Breo
nan's Leap to Death.
Buffalo, N. Y., March 12. The Chica
go hotel, corner Washington and Ex
change streets, was damaged by the
at 3.30 o'clock this afternoon. Three
persons lost their lives and two weie
Injured. The dead:
PADDY BltENNAN, alt ex-puglllst.
WILLIAM HANAHAN, all of this city.
Th Injuied aie:
WILLIAM WILSON and his wife.
O'Donnell end Hnnahan weio suffo
cated In their beds. They weie boaid
cis at the hotel. Brennan Juniper from
a window and lecelved Injuries fiom
which he alteiwatd died.
GETTY INSURANCE CASE.
Decision in the Test Action Will lie
Awaited -with Interest.
Philadelphia, March 12j In the
United States circuit court of appeals
aigument was this morning concluded
before Judges Dallas, Hutler and 13uf
fllngtoii llr the Gettj accident Insur
James Getty, jr., was shot while In his
olilce In Pittsburg In August, 1895, and
his admlnlstiatois, William H. Getty
and C. B. Wiley, bi ought suit against
the Fidelity and Casualty company of
New York to recover on a $10,000 pol
icy of Insurance. The case was tried
in the clicult court before Judge Ache
son In Pittsburg, and lesulted In a ver
dict for $10,573 33 ill favor of the plain
tiffs, the amount representing the pol
icy, with Interest. The defendant com
pany obtained a wilt of error, and in
this way the case came to the appel
late couit, which has now leseived a
WHITE HOUSE RECEPTION.
President McKinley Shakes Hands
with I, SOU Persons.
Washington, Match 12. The after
noon public leception at the white
house which began ut U o'clock was
largely attended. Between 1500 und
1MK) people shook hands with Mr. Mc
Klnley In the east loom.
Many little chlldien came with par
ents oi nuises, and the youngsters each
lecelved a pat on the head. In addition
to the conventional harulshake.
Senntors Hanna, Foraker, Bilce ancl
Kyle were the principal callers duilng
Insurance License He fused.
Columbus, O., Mutch 12 State Insur
ance Commissioner W. S, Matthews today
refused to te-llcense the Guarantors Lia
bility Indemnlt company ot Philadelphia
to do business In this state. Ho states In
his letter to the general manager of the
company that the action Is taken because
of the reduced tlnnniiul condition of the
company as shown b Its repot ts and
other oltlclal papers In his otllce.
Shot und Sued for Divorce.
Sioux City, Ia .March 12 Han y lie
Willi tei, the l.anabee (la.) druggist who
was so badl wounded in an encounter
with ltev E l Benedict, a Methodist
clergyman, has been sued for divot ce.
Mew hitter lett Lariabee soon after his
tow with Benedict und the oilglnal notice
of the suit was served on him hete. Mrs.
Mewhiitet wants 10,oW allmoni.
New York, Match .2,TAiJlved: Stearn
cts Havel, fiom Uiemeti, MussuchUbttts,
fiom London, tieimunlc, from Lhetpool
Anlvcd out: I'uisslu, at llambuig; Ems,
at Genoa; Mohawk, at London: Umbila,
at, Qneenstown Sighted: Mattsdani,
from New York, for Hotter darn, passed
Itig Storm Coming.
Slllwaukee, Wis., Murch 1.'. Dispatches
from the northern paitof the state leport
the seveiest stoim of the scuson. At
Giuntsbtttg, more thun a foot of snow
bus fallen und Is drifting badlv At Hud
son and Black Itiver Falls, trulns running
on dlfteient brunches of the Omaha road
are from two to eight hours behind time.
Walling U ill Not Hang.
Cincinnati, O., Match 12. A speclul from
Fiankfotd, ICy., says Alonzo Walling,
ono of the murderers of Pearl Bryun, will
not hang on March 20. Governor Bradley
hu elthet gi anted a reprieve or com
muted his sentence. This comes from a
reliable uuthorlty. The governor declines
to Intel fete in Jackson's case.
Wooster's liill l'nssed.
Lincoln, Neb., Murch 1.'. Woostet'B bill,
defining whut shall be legul tnnder In Ne
braska, wus passed by the V.ouue today
w Ithout the emei gettcy clause. Tin? object
of the bill Is to pi event the ivisei tlou ot
the gold clause In contracts, notes or
THE POWERS PLAN
TO COERCE GREECE
Admirals' Proposals Submitted to Their
BLOCKADE OF THE GREEK PORTS
Warships to lie Suited or, in Certain
Cases to He Tired On.-Kitihnrgo on
Crete's Coast--Hcslttitlon on the
lurt of rrniico--Tho Integrity of
the Ottoman Kmpire Necessary to
the Pence of Europe.
London, Maich 12. It Is assoited
here on excellent nuthoilty that the
powers aie exchanging views In le
gaid to presenting a fresh note to
Gleece giving notice of their Intention
to resort to coercive measuies to en
force; their demuuda If Gieece does not
comply ut once, und ulso to maintain
a blockade of Greek ports.
The lollowlng senil-olllclal announce
ment was made this ufteinoun:
The Powers, while united in principle
have not jet been able to leach a solution
of the Cietun question, Pioposals und ob
jections uiu being exchanged hotul. The
piogrumme diav.li up b) the udntituls In
Cietan waters is us follows:
Kltst A blockade of the Island of Crete.
Second A blockade of the Pliaeus und
some of the other Greek ports.
Thltd The seizure by a detachment of
the fleet of the telegraphic otllce at S)ia.
Kourth Any Greek warships encoun
teied are to be taken to the Islund of
Mllo and kept there
Fifth Any Greek warships llrlng on
any foielgu warships are to be mink, and
the act to be conslderd casus belli.
Sixth Any Greek torpedo boat nearlng
a foielgn waishlp Is to be Hied at.
Seventh As the blockade of Gieece will
requlieall ciews of the foreign vvuishlps,
each Power Is to send a battalion of In
fantry not exceeding COO men la nutnbei.
France, It is understod, is the only
power ihowlng any leluctance to the
pait In a blockade, and if she lefuses
to participate the blockade will be un
dertaken without her.
RKNDim A WAP. IMPOSSIBLE.
Buda Pest, March 12. Irr the lower
liouse of the Hungaiian diet today the
government was Intel pellated as to the
outlook for a peaceable settlement of
the Cretan imbroglio.
Baron. Banffy, the pi line minister,
leplying to the question, declaied that
he believed that the gieat powers had
eveiywheie shown their linn lesolu
tlon to maintain the Integilty of the
Ottoman empiie, and to tender the
chances of war impossible.
Paris, March 12 In the senate to
day M. Chauveau asked the govel n
rnent to explain the policy of France in
legal d to Gieece and Crete.
M. Hanoteau, minister of foreign af
fairs, said In leply that he would ex
plain the gov. ttnment'H policy at the
beginning of tne week. In the mean
time he said he would promise his as
sociates In both chambers that the for
eign policy of France, which could be
expressed In one vvoid, would be to
maintain peace by means of a concert
of the European powers.
Constantinople, March 12. It Is posi
tively stuted here that the administra
tion of the sultan's civil list will seek
to enter Into negotiations with the
United States government for the pur
chase of two or three Ironclads that are
already completed. It Is said that fmty
thousands pounds will be paid on ac
count of the pui chase money.
MAGEE NEEDS QUAY'S BACKING.
itlcKinlov's ltespcct for the Kepubli
Wnshlngton, D. C, March 12
Senator Christopher L Magee Is hav
ing just the same experience as the
other original McKlnley men In Penn
sylvania, who find that they must
have the indoisement of the senatois
to get consldetation for application for
Pie.sldent McKlnley justifies himself
to his old friends by .saying that he
must have the solid support of the Re
publican senators In order to pass the
measuies demanded, as he believes,
by the eountiy and essential to Its
prosperity, and that he cannot afford
to quarrel with an of them or to lec
ognize factions hobtlle to them.
He theiefore advises his fi lends who
have been antaKorrlzIng these senators
(Senator Quay, for example), even In
his Intel est, to make peace with 'hem
foi the public Intel est.
HYPNOTIST'S STUDIED CRIME.
Would Have itlndo His Wife Commit
Suicide for Insurance .Hone).
Berlin, Mar"h 12 A fearful crime has
been uverted at Hamburg. A jouns
w lf, member of one of the best famil
ies In the city, consulted a phjslclan
about a severe nervous disase. Tlie"
physician at first considered her insane,
but scon discovered that she was the
victim of hvpnotle suggestions made b
her husband, whom she loved otdently.
Some stiango circumstances dlieeted
the attention of the physician to these
hpnotlcal experiments. 'Pine patient
paid that .she often felt an irieslstible
Inclination to commit suicide. Finally
the physician ptrt her Into an hpnotlc
state, when she confessed In his pies
enco and befoie another witness that
her husband had suggested to her that
she cqmmlt suicide within two months.
He had Iruuied her llf for 50,000 inaiks
($11,900). When the husband knned of
tills dlscovtiy he tied.
They Kxpcct High Tin ill.
New York, March 12 The tush of mer
chants to the custom house In this city to
withdiaw goods in bond because of the
expected Ittcteaso of duties under a new
tariff law was continued today. It was
estimated that today's withdrawals would
reach half a million dollars.
Washington, March 12 Hon. Benton F.
MeMillln, of Tennessee, has been appoint
ed chaliman of the executive committee
of the National Association of Democratic
clubs, of which Hon, Chauncey F, Black,
of Pennsylvania, Is piesldent.
The Hoard of Pardon.
Harrlsbuig, Pu Match 12. The meet
ing of the bouid of pardons bus been
postponed owing to the sitting of the Bit
pel lor court from Wednesday, the 17th. to
Wednesday, the 21th.
RECEPTION TO PENROSE.
The United States Senator Honored
by the Union League.
Philadelphia, Match 12. Not since the
reception tendered to ex-Prosldent Har
rison has theie been such a notable
gathering of icpresentatlve business
men In the Union league as that v hlch
tonight did honor to Philadelphia's Uni
ted States Eenntor, Boles Peniose. While
It was a puiely local Union ltngue nf
falr, over nine hundred well known men
uctlve in business and professional life
tendered their congrntlatlons to the
young senator, and wished him a suc
cessful und brilliant career. The army,
the navy, and thu Nntlonal Gnrd weio
welt represented, and the htndsoiup
dress uniforms of the winrlois lent a
mattial air to the assemblage,
Political factionalism wus lost sight
of In the ovation to the young Quay
leuder, and Mayor Chailes F. War
wick was among the early callers. As
he grasped the senators hand he cor
dially said, "Accept my congratula
tions, senator," to which Senator Pen
rose as cordially expressed his thanks.
Governor Hastings was also an eaily
aulval, and also heartily congratulated
the guest of the evening.
Pievlous to the reception, Which
lasted fiom !) until 11 o'clock, theie was
a pilvate dlnnei given to Senator Pen
After the dinner the senator lecelved
In the old cafe of the club, which was
piofusely decoiated with Hags and
STEEL RAIL WAR IS ON.
The Carnegies Expect to Drive the Illi
nois Company Out of Exist
Plltsbuig, Pa March 12. A special
to the Times fiom Washington, D. C,
"The Illinois Steel company might as
well shut up shop. The iiat has gone
foith fiom littsbuig that the steel cotn
pan is to be under sold at eveiy point
and lor all piodttcts represented lrr its
output. We are going to bust the Illi
nois Steel company and dtlve it out of
the field Is the ultimatum ot the Cai
The Catnegle company is mad for the
leason that the Illinois Steel company
inlluenced congiess to fix the maximum
limit on at mot plate at $"00 per ton.
A tepi emulative of the Catnegies told
a member of congiess lust night that
steel i alls can be rnnnufactuted at a
cot.t of 11 8d per ton, and that they
would sell rails light down to that point
if neeessnty to "bust the Illinois Steel
FREE HAWAIIAN SUGAR.
Reciprocity Clause of 1875 Incopor
uted in the Turill Hill.
Washington, March 12. The sugar
schedule of the DIngley turiff bill will
contain a clause reaffirming the rclp
locity clause of the treaty of 175, uiidei
which raw sutrar frbm Hawaii is ad
mitted free of duty.
A determined fight was made against
this by Louisiana cane sugar piuduc
eis as well as by western beet sugai
men, but Chaliman DIngley say today
there w 111 be absolutely no change
made, unless It be to sttengthen the ex
ELECTRIC MOTOR PLANT BURNED.
Jenny Wo i lis in Indianapolis Dcs-trojcd--Tho
Indianapolis, March 12. The Jertney
Electric Motor wotks, on the eastern
edge of this city, was entirely destroyed
bj fire this morning.
The loss is $80,000 to $S5,000; insuiance
about $35,000. It Is thought the lite was
staited by chaiged light wiles.
Torpedo Ilont Ordered to Newport
Washington, Match 12, United States
toipedo boat No 0 has been ordered to
Newpoit und sails tomorrow. She will
touch at New York.
By the collapse of the old walls In the
town of Tci, Moioeco, ISO workmen weie
The Queen of Madagascar has been ex
iled to the Island of Hennlon, a French
possession, neui Muutltliis
The health uuthoiities at Bontbav le
port thut up to dute in the entile Horn
bay presidency, li.ioC cases of bubonic
plugue, and 12,201 deaths have oceuned
The Swiss Bimdesrath has selected e
Presldent I'rej, forrnerlj Swiss minister
ut Washington, D. C , to be director at
the Intel national telegraph buieau.
Among the passengers who sailed foi
tho rnlted States on the Teutonic -tre
Sir Donald Smith, the Canadian H'gh
Commlsiioner, It C. Lehman, the Ux
fotd loach, and Mrs. Annie Uesant.
THE NEWS THIS 310UN1N0.
Weather Indicitlons Today:
Pair and Colder.
1 Admlnl f ration Is SatUtled with Cu
Dt. Swallow- to Be Arraigned for Con
tempt. Plan to Coetce Gieecu
2 Day's Wotk ut Haiilsburg.
Dun's Trudo Hevlew,
Financial und Coinnietclul.
3 (Local) Music Hall Hoxlng Tourna
lnteicstlng Htldo'o Figutes,
Comments of the Press.
5 (Local) Wjomlng House to He Re
placed b un Otllce Building.
Mltaculous EScupe of Mine Workers.
Ii Social and Petbonal,
Religious und Chut Ruble.
7 West Side News and GossIjj
8 Incidents of a Journey to the Sumiy
WIlUes-Buire Forty-four Years Ago.
9 Mr. Evans' Explanation of Ilia Cur
Are Our Public Schools Nursetles of
10 (Story) "The Heatt ot the Oueen
11 The Welsh National Dictionary.
New York Fashions. ,
12 Up and Down the Valley " "(.
NO ACTION TO BE
TAKEN ON CUBA
AlcKinley Considers That the Present
Conditions Arc Satisfactory.
IT IS DISCUSSED BY THE CABINET
A Positive Statement That the T.vlst
ing Policy Will Sttind-OIrs. Ittti
Culls on Shcrmnu--Seerctnrv Wants
a Written Statement for the Depart
ment to Proceed Upon.
Washington, Muiclr 12. After the
cabinet meeting It was stated positive
ly that no changes In the status of
Cuban aflalrs were bi ought to tile at
tention of the pieetlng, und that ptesent
conditions of that question were regard
ed as entirely satisfactory.
Mrs. Ruiz, widow of the dentist who
wus found dead In his cell at Guunnbu
co.i, Cuba, called ut the state depart
ment oduy and met Secretary Sher
man The meeting had been previously
ur ranged by a female ft lend of the
widow. Mis Rul. was uccompanled by
her friend, who acted as interpreter,
and by iter live chlldien, all diessed
In the deepest mourning.
Sei-retntj Shet man received the party
In his private olilce and listened with
sjnipathetic! lntetest to Mrs. Ruiz's
representations. She did not go far In
to the details of her husband's death;
Indeed, she was unnble to do so for want
of more thun hearsay evidence herself
as to the main points, it was, how
ever, her purpose to have all the facts
olltclally disclosed, and lrr this she
sought the good offices of the state de
partment. She also expressed her in
tention of piefeulng a claim upon the
Spanish government for indemnity for
the killing of her husband. Secretary
Sherman listened for ten or fifteen min
utes to the statements of Mis. Ruiz, and
then, without committing himself, sug
gested that she leduco her statement to
wilting and submit It to the depart
ment, whir li might thin be used as a
basis for an Investigation.
Mrs Ruiz called at the white liouse
at 2 15 today, accompanied bv her chil
dren. They wulted for a time in the
East loom and weie then shown to the
prlvnte office of the president, where
they remained for some time. Mis.
Ruiz does not speak English, but an
interpreter was present to communicate
her stor $ to the president.
DECISION IN THE KNORR CASE.
Juege JHctgni Decides Thut thu Ar
rest of Defendant Was Proper.
Wllllamspoit, Pa., March 12. Judge
'Metzgei today tendered, a decision In
the case of Lawjer Winter steen und
Cliftott Kitotr, Indicted for conspliacy
to kill the family of ex-Representative
Waller at liloomsbuig. A motion
to quash the bill having been made
befoie Judge Metier, who occupied
the bench at the request of Judge Ike
ler, of Bloomsbuig. The decision ren
dered toda and sent to Bloomsburg to
be filed with the piothonotaiy of Col
umbia coutitj. oven tiles the motion to
quash and sustains the Indictment, in
which are fourteen separate grounds.
The principal ground laid in the mo
tion to quash is that upon the prelim
inary heating befoie Justice Clatk, the
committing magistrate, the defendant
was not 'given arr opportunity to be
heard In his own behalf. It was
claimed that this was a violation of the
act of 1S87.
Judge MeUger decides that the hear
ing of the defendants' witne-ses. In a
pieiiiulnaij hearing is a matter of dis
cretion on the part of the magistrate
who has only to s.itlstv himself of the
probable guilt of the defendant, then
lequlie ball or commit for trial.
RAILROAD VETERANS ORGANIZE.
Association formed nt Hnrrisbiirg
f torn Points) Iwiniu Emploves.
Harrlsbuig, Pu March 12. The Vet
eran Employes' association of the Mid
dle division, Peiinsjhanla railroad,
met here this aftel noon and formed an
organization, Robert Steele was elect
ed tempo! at y e huh man and livin J
Crane secretary Chairman Steele ap
pointed a committee on organization
compoM-cl of Messts O. Gibson, of
Huntingdon, William McFadden, Sam
uel Hepfotd, Lemuel Kennedy, of H.n
rlsburg, Duvld Kiemer, of Mllllln,
Ralph Greenwood, of Oiblsonla, and Jo
seph Brown, of Altoona
All eniployeh who enteted the ser
vice before lSt,9 and ull uftet that time
who have seen twenty-one ears' con
tinuous set vice aie eligible to member
ship About thlity-llvo men wete pies
ent ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING.
Thu HovsWhn Wounded tho Fireman
Did Not Know It Wit I, muled.
Speclul to the Scranton Ttibtme.
Hallstead, Mure it 12 Hile Prentice,
of Great Bend, the boy w ho Miot ancl
wounded the fireman of un Etle milk
tialn on Wednesduv, was arrested und
brought belore Justice of the Peace
Chailes L. Crook, of this place, Friday
uftet noon. Piemtloe waived a healing
und guv e ball in the sum of $2o0 for his
appeal ance at the next term ol couit.
It is said that the shooting wns acci
dental as the bojs say the did not have
the least thought of liijuilug any one
It Is it case of where thev didn't know
the gun was loaded.
Pinldlcrs Accept Reduction,
Reading, Pa, Mutch 12 Thu puddlers
of the E. und G llrooke lion eoiituan,
at lilidsboto, will go to wotk next Mon
day ut $2 23 a ton The helpers will et
22'i, cents u heat On Nov 14, lyjti, the
pllco of puddling was I educed bv the com
parry from $2 73 to $2 00 The puddleis re
fused to accept the latter rate und have
been idle evei since Thursdn night the
held u meeting und decided to tesume.
About 130 men will go to work.
Sold Oleo Without tr License.
Trenton, N. J., March 12 Paul Paul
bon, of Atlantic City, wus convicted lit
the Fedetal couit todaj of selling oleo
nmrgatiuo without u wholesale govern
ment license. He Is an agent for a Chi
cago house, und wus made tespotislble tot
Dr. Strtiul; Killed.
Brewster, N. Y Maicli 12. Dr. E, F.
Htrimk, a prominent phvslciau of this
town, was Instantly killed this morning
by an eust-bound passenger tralrr on the
New England railroad crossing.
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Ladies' Vici Kid Welts,
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Footwear lor every
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SMITH MURDER MYSTERY.
Defendant's Attorney Claims That tbc
Alanner in Which Malinda Snyder
Died Can Never Be Established.
New Elooprfleld, Fa., March 12 In
tel ost still continues In thu case of
Hugh Smith and his leiutlves In con
nection with the murder of Mellnda.
Snjder. The defense tcouts the theory
of the commonwealth us to the disap
pear ance of the Snyder gitl, and says
It cannot be piovcd that she was mur
dered. Smith is disposed to talk of
the case to ull who desire to hear him.
He stoutly maintains that he is Inno
cent, and epi esses that he has no fear
of the outcome when the case conies to
tiial. He ugiee-, that the girl's dlsap
peat ance was msteilous. Ills uttot
nejs uro conlldent that a case cannot
be made out against him. One of
them, In talking to the cot respondent
of the United Associated Presses, said
"Tlio commonwealth will be unablo
to establish the main luct lit a case of
this kind, thut Is, thut a muider was
committed. The gill was simple mind
ed. Jt It not the most plausible thing
In the world to believe that she wan
dered away. It may be that sho met
her death irr her wandeiings, but how
the prisoner la to be connected with
her disappearance I cannot conceive "
On the othei hand the dlsttlct at
torney believes lie has a stiong easo
and ept esses the belief thut he will
send at least one man to the gullows,
Tho Ileiuld'h Wo at hot Forecast.
New York, March 13 lit the Middle
stutes toduj, cleat, colder vveatbtt and
frush northwester) to westerly winds will
prevail, tempetutuie fulling below tho
fteezlng point 111 tho Duluvvure Virile1) ,
On Sunday, fair to partly cloudy weather
will ii ev all, with tie. ill not tlrvv ester I) to
noitheasterly winds and lower, followed
by slightly higher tumperutuie, und possi
bly by snow.
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