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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH ICu 1&)7.
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GOBUf S BILL TO
President M'Kinley's MessagOo Congress.
Y" TT Y O T53
1 JUL A
Better stop nt one of the big show
windows and take a
lool ait tk n
for Spring Wear
We've gathered them In from the
four cornets of the earth, and a
(lner display has never been seen
In this city. Yet, the window show
while interesting enough Is but an
Introduction to the exhibition In
side, to which every lady In
Scranton is coidlally Invited.
Will undoubtedly reach the zenith
of their popularity this year. True,
they are liefer out of style, but
'thre are seasons when they soem
to carry everything before them,
and that Is Just what will happen
during the spring nnd summer of
Among the newer things shown
this season are
Net Iff, Yemlce Mat
Gaze mi Orleital Laces
In every conceivable tint, shade
and combination of colors, also
white. Widths, lit. to 111 Inches.
Black Qtantttlly Laces;
Rulby Yaloiir Insertions,
ans! Aitiipe Yals,
AM Oyer EiiteMeries,
Bands and Girdle,
All shades and combinations.
2 to 7 Inches wide. Some exquisite
goods In entirely new effects.
In an endless variety and not a
right shade wanting,
merely hints at what we've laid
out for your Inspection.
Of the Show
Cannot bo guessed at however, till
you've seen It.
An Extra Session and the Be-
ginning of an Era of
A CROWD AT THE CAPITOL
Thomas Reed Again Elected Speaker.
Much Interest Centered in the Hew
Members of the House The Presi
dent's Message Received Synopsis
of the New Tariff Bill.
Washington, March 15. The Fifty
fifth congress assembled In extra ses
sion at noon today In pursuance of the
call of President McKlnley. Although
the pieeedlng congress Jiad expired only
eleven days ago, and, the senate has
been In session within a woeli, yet there
was the usual eager Interest to see the
new congress launched- upon its work.
By 11 o'clock the eapltol was well
tilled, although the crush usually inci
dent to opening days was avoided by
reserving all the galleries and requiring
tickets for admission. Even with this
precaution the crowd tilled every avail
able seat and overtlowed Into the cor
ridors. The main Interest In the assembling
of the Fifty-fifth congress In extra ses
siun today under President MeKlnley's
call centered at the house end of the
capltol, where the organization of the
new bouse and the seat lottery were
the drawing cards. Great crowds were
attracted to the galleries hours befote
noon. Hut the general public had small
opportunity to view the proceedings.
The section opposite the speaker's ros
trum, commonly known as the "Hlack
Belt," which has a seating capacity of
about 1100, was given up to the public.
The other galleries were strictly re
served for ticket holders.
The most striking feature of the
scene on the floor was the number of
new faces. Old familiar figures, con
spicuous ill the shock of many parlia
mentary battles, had disappeared, and
in the new lists were new and untried
knights. The change In the personnel
was very great.
GAI.l.FHIES FILLED EAHL.Y.
By '11 o'clock the reserved galleries,
with the exception of those for the
diplomatic corps and the executive,
were walled In tier on tier. The blight
costumes of the ladles gave light and
folor to the animated scene. Below the
members were greeting each other, and
tlie hall buzzed with low babel of many
voices. A basket of American Beauty
roses graced the desk of the speaker.
Thomas B. Beed was re-elected
speaker, the vote standing: Keed, lU'J;
Bailey, Democrat, of Texas, 114; Bell,
Populist, of Colorado, 21, and Newlands,
sllverlte, of Nevada, 1.
President McKlnley's proclamation
convening the FIfty-llfth congress in
extraordinary session was read Imme
diately after the senate assembled ut
noon today. Though the session lasted
until Z.2j p. m., when adjournment was
taken until tomorrow, the greater por
tion of the time was spent in recess
waiting for the house to organize.
Mr. V. A. Harris, Populist, appeared
and took the oath ,of olllce as senator
from Kansas to succeed Mr. Pefi'er,
but the credentials of Henry W. Cor
belt, appointed by the Governor of Ore
gon to succeed Mr. Mitchell, (the legis
lature having failed to elect), were re
ferred to the committee on privileges
At 3.15 the first message of President
McKlnley was read. While the read
ing of the message received the undivid
ed attention of the senators and the
crowds lu the galleries, it evoked no
demonstrations of either approval or
IN THE HOUSE.
The house of representatives was ful
ly organized -today by the election or
speaker, clerk, doorkeeper, sergeaut-ut-nims
and other otHi-ers. It consists of
357 members, of whom 2U9 served In the
last congress and sixteen lu former
congresses, while 132 have never served
lu congress before. Politically classi
fied, there are liuG Republicans, 122
Democrats and 29 fusion hllverltes and
Populists. Thci were 311 of them
Mr. Keed, having been declared duly
elected speaker of the house for the
Fifty-fifth congress, made a short
speech promising to perform the duties
of Ills ofllce "without fear, favor or hope
of reward," and declaring "that he was
"more Impressed by the sense of re
sponsibility than iheered by the .senti
ment of tlmnfulness." The oath of
ofllce was administered to him by Mr.
Harmer, of Pennsylvania, the senior
member In point of cuntlinious service,
and the speaker In turn administered
the oath to all the members. Then the
clerk and other ofllcers of the last house
were re-elected for the present congress.
At this point In the organization the
machinery got somewhat out of gear,
the house refusing by the bare major
ity of one to second the previous ques
tion on a resolution to adopt the rules
of the last house until further orders.
That was the result of a count by the
speaker but when the same question
eaino to be voted on by yeas and nays
there was a Republican majority of
oer twenty and the resolution was
TARIFF BILL INTRODUCED.
After the amusing scene of "drawing
for seats" came to a close the presi
dent's message was presented and read,
the Dlngley tariff bill was Introduced,
the committees on rules, ways and
means and mileage were appointed.
The committees on rules and ways
and means are as follows: Committee
on rules, the spenker, Messrs. Hen
derson, of Iowa; Dalzell, of Pennsyl
vania, Republicans; Bailey, of Texas,
Continued on rage 2.
Washington, March ir. At 3.15 o'clock this after
noon Assistant Secretary Pruden nnnounced to the
senate, and he presented the message of President
McKlnley to congress, which was read by the clerk,
Tim President's Message.
To the Congress of the United States:
Regretting the necessity which has required riie to
call you together, I reel that your assembling In ex
traordinary session Is Indispensable because of the
condition in which we iind the revenues of the gov
ernment. It Is contended that Its current expenditures are
greater than Its receipts and that such a condition
has existed for now more than three years. With un
limited muans at our command we are presenting the
remarkable spectacle of Increasing our public debt
by borrowing money to meet the ordinary outlay In
cident upon even an economical and prudent adminis
tration of the government. An examination of the
subject discloses this fact In every detail and leads
Inevitably to the conclusion that the condition of the
revenues which allows It Is unjustifiable and should
Flgurus, as to Covcriimuiit Revenues.
We find by the leports of the secretary of the
treasury that the revenues for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1S92, from all sources were $12S,)itiS,2G0.22 and
the expenditures for all purposes were $410,933,8011.50,
leaving an excess receipts over expenditures of $9,914,
l.'H.liG. During that fiscal year $10,670,107.98 were paid
upon the public debt which had been reduced since
March 1.1SS9, $259,070,890 and the annual Interest charge,
decreased $11, CS4, 570.00.- The receipts of the government
from all sources during the fiscal year ending June 30,
1&93, amounted to $4G1,71G,0C1.94, and its expenditures
to $159,374, SS7.C5, showing an excesss of receipts over
expenditures of $2,311,072.29.
Since that time the receipts of no fiscal year, and
with but few exceptions of no month of any llscal
year, have, exceeded the expenditures.
Drawing Upon the Gold Koserve.
The receipts pf the government from all sources
during the llscal year ending June 30, 1S94, were $372,-Sj02,-I!J8.29,
and Its expenditures were $442,CD0,75S.S7, leav
ing a deficit, the llrst since the resumption of specie
payments, of $G9,S03,2C0.GS. Notwithstanding there
was a decrease of $1C,709,12S.7S In the ordinary expense
of the government as compared with the previous
fiscal years, Its Income was still not sufficient to pro
vide for Its dally necessities, and the gold reserve In
the treasury for the redemption of greenbacks was
drawn upon to meet them. But this did not suflice,
and the government then resorted to
Loans to Replenish the Reserve.
In February, 1S94,' $50,000,000 in bonds were Issued,
and in November following a second Issue of $50,000.
000 was deemed necessary. The sum of $117,171,793
was realized by the tale of these bonds, but the re
serve was steadlly'decreased until on February S, 1S93,
a third sale of $02,315,400 In bonds for $03,110,244 was
announced to congress.
The receipts of the government for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1S95, were $390,473,300, and the expendi
tures $433,17S,420.S8, showing a deficit, of $42,803,225.19.
A further loan of $100,000,000 was obtained by the gov
ernment In February, 1S90, the sale netting $111,100,210,
and swelling the aggregate of bonds issued within
4 - H - - M -
MYSTERY IN TRAGEDY.
Leading Lawyer Found DeadHis Be
trothed, Dying, Discovered in tier
Apartments Near Him.
Fort Wayne, Ind March 15. Mys
tery surrounds a terrible tragedy en
acted In this city. V. E. Colerlck, a
leading young lawyer, and Miss Mae
Hall are the victims. Colerlck was
found dead Friday morning in Miss
Hull's apartments and the girl In an ad
joining room, dying. It was understood
that they were betrothed, and at first
it was believed they had been acci
dentally asphyxiated, but an empty
bottle labeled carbolic aeld Indicates
that It Is a suicide.
Mr. Colerlck" and Miss Hall were last
seen alive Thursday evening about 0
o'clock. Friday Mr. Colerlck did not
appear at his office, nor did Miss Hull
visit friends, with whom she was an
almost constant companion. Miss Alice
Habecker, fearful that something might
have happened to Miss Hall, sent
Ralph Lane to her home to Investigate.
The huuse was lucked und it wus some
time before Lane secured an entrance
to the apartments of the young woman.
He was horrified to find her in the bed
room unconscious, but still breathing.
In the parlor on a couch wus the body
of William fi. Colerlck, cold In death.
Lane, terribly filghtened, gave the
.alarm. Coroner llarrod was called and
Dr. Porter was sent for, but before his
arrival the coroner found the empty
bottle on a table. Colerlck had been
dead for many hours. Miss Hall was
taken to Hope hospital, where an at
tempt has been made to revive her.
Coroner llarrod states that he will
find that death resulted from asphyx
lullou. W. E. Colerlck was only 23 years old
and had already made his mark at the
bar, having made a remarkable speech
in the recent trial of Claude Smith for
murder. He was a son of Henry Cole
ilck, who for yeais was city attorney
of Fort Wayne, and was u delegate to
the Democratlo national convention
at Chlcngo last July. He was asso
ciated with his uncle., former Congress
man Wnlpole G. Colerlck. P. B. Cole
rlck, another uncle, wns prosecuting
attorney, und C. W. Edsall, another
uncle, Is county auditor.
Miss Hall is a daughter of Mrs, Elsie
Hull, who until recently was a teacher
In the public schools. Thursday she
went to St. Paul, Minn., where she was
married today to a merchant of Walla
If It Is suicide, no motive can be as
signed. The truth will never be known
unless Miss Hall revives.
Three Horse Htmicd.
Media, Pa., March 15. The barn of Pat
rick McPlitlllps, of Muplo township, wus
destioyed by lire yesterday and twenty
four cows and three lior.-ics wore burned
to death. The lire Is supposed to huve
been of Incendiary orlisiii, probably iho
work of tramps.
three years to $202,313,400. For the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1S9C, the revenues of. the government from all T
sources amounted to $409,47G,409.7S, while Its expendl- 4
turcs were $I31,S78,C5I.IS, or an excess of expenditures
over receipts of $25,203,245.70.
A IMg Deficit for Three Veins. 1"
In other words, the total receipts for the three I
fiscal years) ending Juno 30, JS90, were Insufficient by T
$137,729,240, to meet tlie total expenditures. Nor has X
this condition since improved. For the llrst half of X
the present llscal year the receipts of the government, T
exclusive of postal revenues, were $157,507,003.70. and i-
lts expenditures, exclusive of postal service, $195,110,-
000.22, or an excess of expenditures over receipts of
$37,902,390.40. In January of this year the receipts,
exclusive of postal revenues, were $21,310,994.03, and T
the expenditures, exclusive of postal service, $30,209,-
389.29, a deficit of $5,952,395.24 for the mouth. In Feb
ruary of this year the receipts, exclusive ,of postal
revenues, were $24,400,997.38, and expenditures, exclu
sive of postal service. $2S,790.o:iC.OO, a deficit of $1,393,
059.28, or a total deficiency of $1M3,SO,4IO, for tlie three
years and eight months ending March 1, 1S97. Not
only are we without a surplus lu the treasury, but
with an Increase In the public debt there has been a
corresponding Increase In the annual Interest charge
from $22,S93,S83.20 in 1892, tlie lowest of any year since
1SC2. to $34,387,297.00 III 1890, or an Increase of $11,493,
414.40. It may bo urged that even If the revenues of the
nary expenses during tlie past three years, tlie gold
reserve would still have been insufficient to meet the
demands upon It, and that bonds would necessarily
have been issued for its repletion. Be this as It may
It Is clearly manifest without denying or alllniilng the
correctness of such a conclusion, that the debt would
have been decreased In at least the amount of the
deficiency, and business confidence Immeasurably
strengthened throughout the country.
Congress Should Promptly Act.
Congress should promptly correct the existing con
dition. Ample revenues must be supplied not only for
the ordinary expenses of the government, but for the
prompt payment of liberal pensions and the llqulda- T
tlon of the principal and interest of the public d.'bt.
In raising revenue, duties should be so levied upon
foreign products as to preserve the home market, so
far ns poslble, to our own producers; to revive and
Increase manufactures; to relieve and encourage agri
culture; to Increase our domestic and foreign com
merce; to aid and develop mining and building, and to
render to labor In every field of useful occupation the
liberal wages and adequate rewards to which skill
and Industry are justly entitled.
The necessity of the passage of a tariff law which
shall f.'rovido ample revenue, need not be further
The Imperative demand of the hour Is the prompt
enactment of such a measure, and to this object I
earnestly recommend that congress shall make every
Before other business Is transacted, let us lust pro
vide sufficient revenue to faithfully administer the
government without the contracting of further debt
or the continued disturbance of our finances.
Executive Mansion, March 10, 1897.
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AIR. CONNELL'S FIRST VOTE.
New .llomher from the Eleventh Dis
trict Secures u Ctitul Seat.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Washington, March 10. Although his
name was not called until late, Con
gressman Council drew a fairly good
seat in the house today. It Is pretty
well In the rear of the hall on the
Republican side, not far from where
Mr. Scranton sat In tlie last congress;
still it Is much better located than
those drawn by many of the older
members from Pennsylvania and the
country at large, for that mutter, lie
Is in the same row with General Bing
ham and "Jim" Young and near Mor
gan Williams, Atchison and 'Farmer"
Mr Council's first vote was cast In
favor of adopting the rules which gov
erned the last house. Bell.
The Greek Fleet Will Be Escorted Out
of Cretan Waters by Foreign
Rome. March 15. It is announced on
semi-otllciul uutliorlty that the for
eign admirals in Crete have been or
dered to declare a blockade of the
ports of Crete and that the blockade of
Greek ports will follow only In the
event of the failure of the Cretan
blockade to effect the purposes of the
The announcement- also j:nys that
the Greek fleet will be escorted out
side of Cretan waters by the foreign
I'.tia Session to Be failed.
Little Hot k. Aik March 15. Governor
Junes bus decided to Issue a call for an
extra session of Hie legislature. Tlie ap
propriation bills have not been passed,
and there are no funds with which to run
the state government for the next two
Reduction in Wngrs.
Wllkfs-Harre, Pa.. .March 13.-A i-pduc-tion
of 20 per cent. In wages went Into
effect today on the 'Wyoming division of
the Lehigh Valley railroad. Tim reduc
tion will only effect, as far as known,
switchmen und tower men.
S. I'innUllii Fort us Snlicitur-ticiirrnl.
Wushlnaton, Maieh 13. It Is said to bo
definitely settled Unit J. Frank Fort, of
Newark, N. J., will be appointed solicitor
general. Mr. Fort nominated Garret A.
Hoburt for vice-president at the St. Louis
Redaction in Rubber (noils.
New York, March 15. It was aiiiiounce'"(
from Boston today that tlio Boston Rub
ber company had reduced prices 13 per
cent, and that the Pnlted States Rubber
company Intended to follow suit.
Reporter Seovcl in Havana.
Havana, March 13. Sylvester Seovcl,
the American newspaper correspondent
who was leleused from Jail at Saiu-tl
Splrltus on Thuisd'ay last, arrived here
been sufficient to meet all Its ordl- X
THE PUGS AT CARSON.
Corbett and Fitzsiinmons Have Ceased
TrainingThe Australian's Friends
Want OddsNo Large Bets.
Carson, New. March 15. IXin Stuart
today decided that all throe lights will
be pulled off on Wednesday, thus mak
ing the carnival the greatest In the his
tory of pu.jillsin. Stuart evidently
shares, in common with the majoilty of
the experts that the big mill will not
be very prolonged but it Is not by any
means e-iually certain that the other
two bouts can lie finished in the day.
The temperature of summer coupled
with a bright s-uii anil a clear sky greet
ed Corbett and Fitzsliumuus this morn
lug when they arose to prepare for the
last finishing touches which are to cap
the climax of their a.nHlous labors like
tin- polish on the finished mahogany.
Both Corbett and Fltzslmmuns bid
adieu lv most of their training para
phernalia tothu. Jim iutllelej for the
last tlin.' tin. Jabs and uppir cuts that
have made tin- lives of Billy Woods
ami Jelfries miserable for weeks past.
All the FitKslmmons party weie in town
early ai'd Bob i'jok a dilve with Mrs.
Fitzslmm.'iis out inwards Shaw's
Hpilngs. They did not quite gut to
Corbett's quarters hut the drive came
near being fraught with great possi
bilities, as the rivals narrowly, escaped
a meeting on tlie road.
The great championship battle will
not be a betting affair. In fact there
is Uss play on the heavy weight event
thini en any of the other flgnts.
Fluslmmnns' udheients want ten to
six on their man. Tne pool rooms are
laying ten to seven and taking In noth
ing on the Australian. Not a single in
dividual bet of nnv magnitude has been
reported lu Carson.
THE NEWS TIMS MOUSING.
Weather Indications Today;
l:nlr; Northeasterly Winds.
1 Message of President McKlnley.
Fifty-Fifth Congress Convenes.
SlrliiKenl Hills to Purify Elections In-
tioducetl at Harrlsbarg,
2 Mystery of Double Personality.
Financial and Commercial.
3 (Local) Board of Trade on a Rampage,
Ueloss Everett Speaks at Moscow,
Comments of the Press,
5 (Local) Awful Hulcldo of a Young .Mar
0 (Story) "The Passing of the Cross
bow." 7 West Side News and aossl.i- ,
6 Up and Down the Valley,
Provides Penalties for Interference with
Rights of Voters.
NO SUGGESTIONS TO BE ALLOWED
Employers, Superintendent's, mill
Otlicrw Will by the Measure He Pro
Inbited from lulluuiiuing Voters in
Any Mniuicr--Cvory Man Must Pay
His Own Tncs--A Sweeping Act
Calculated to Cover the Kntire
Hurrlsburg, Pa., March 15. Lieuten
ant Governor Lyon presided at this
evening's session of the senate which
was called to order at U o'clock. Leave
of absence was granted President Pro
Tern. McCarrell on account of illness.
Mr. Uobln, of Lebanon, Introduced
three bills which prohibit the Interfer
ence of city officials and corporations
In politics. They prevent political as
sessments and make It obligatory upon
every man to pay his own tuxes. One
of tlie nets which lias for its object the
protection of the free exercise of the
right of suffrage makes It unlawful for
any officers of the police or paid fire
department or any city employe to un
duly Inlltienee any elector or voter In
the exercise of his right of suffrage ut
any primary or general election. It
also makes It unlawful for any mayor
or head or chief of any department or
any other employe of any city to direct
or willfully suggest to any city em
ploye to solicit or Influence any voter
at any election. It shall ulso be unlaw
ful for any olllcer, clerk or other em
ploye of any rallioad, railway, traction,
navigational, transportational, tele
phone or telegraph company, possess
ing the riirht of eminent domain, or
enjoying a franchise from any munic
ipal corporation or this state to direct
or wilfully suggest to any other officer
or employe of any such corporation the
exercise of his right to vole at any elec
tion or to employ or solicit any person
to Rollclt any voter In respect to his
vote. The penalty clause Is $1,000 fine
or one year in Jail or both.
The political assessment prohibitory
bill imposes a fine for vlolatloif'ot $500
and an imprisonment of one year. It
makes It unlawful for any olllclnl of
state, city or county to cause or permit
any assessment upon the pay, wages
or salary of any olllcer or employe ap
pointed by or holding ofllce or employ
ment under him for any political or
Tlie meuMire prohibiting the pay
ment of taxes makes It unlawful for
any officer, clerk or other person au
thorized to collect taxes and receipt
therefor to receive and receipt for pay
ment of any occupation or poll tax from
any net son other than the elector
ar.alnst whom It shall have been as
sessed. The penalty Is $200 tine nnd six
Mr. Kautfman, of Lancaster, of
fered the following resolution, which
was referred to the committee Inves
tigating the affairs of the offices of the
state treasurer and auditor general.
Resolved, That, If the house concur -Jhe
special committee appointed to nstl
gate the state treasurer und auditor iscn
erul be and is hereby Instructed to ask
the president anil cashier of every bank
with which state funds are deposited itio
"Have you, within the past twelve
months, been asked to make a conlrilni-tlon-lu
consideration of your bank having
state funds deposited therein?
"If so, did you make such contribution?
"What per cent, on .said deposit was de
manded, and what per cent, was paid?"
Th? lesolutlon called forth from Mr.
Snyder, of the committee, the statement
that the question had been asked 111 de
potitoiics bi the state. Mr. Kauffman
denied this and said that lie knew pf
banks that would testify they had made
contributions on this basis In Septem
ber of last year.
The house wns called to order at !)
o'clock tonight end heard thfl usuul
number of petitions tnd icports of com
mittees. Among the bills Intioduccl wus the
liy Mr. Fair, Lackawanna Appioprlat
Ing r.WO to llm West Side hospital,
A resolution providing for nn Inves
tigation or alleged discrimination In
freight ehatges by the Lehigh Valley
railroad and Bradford and Wyoming
counties was supported In a speech by
Mr. Plollet, of Bradford, who charged
that It was agreed when the North
Branch caiuil was abandoned that no
higher rates for the transportation of
roal and plaster should lie charged than
when the canal was In lire. The resolu
tion was refered to the committee on
Mr. Suandllng, of Philadelphia, f.
I'eietl a lesolutiun providing lor the pur
chase of a gold pn for each member.
Mr. Lytic, of Huntingdon, ridiculed
the proposition nnd It was overwhelm
Mr. Cuttshull, Crawford, read a lec
tuie to the house on Its disorder, but
his resolution making cut-h member a
committee on order wns refered to the
committee on law anil tinier.
The use of the hall of the house was
granted to State Forestry Commission
er Rwthruck for Wednesday evening to
deliver his leeuuv on "Beautiful Penn
sylvania." DRILLING FOR OIL.
Scranton Parties I, case I. urge Tracts
of I. mill N'enr .IcuniiiKsvillu.
Special to the Sirunton Tribune.
Tunkhannock, March 15. Large
tracts of land have been leased near
Jenningsvllle, this county, for the oil
und mlneial rights, and Scrnntoii par
ties are on the ground dillllng for oil.
Home time ago a well was sunk lu the
same vicinity ami sua was found lu
sutllclent tiuantltles to mil the drill
New York, March Ui. Arrived! Steamer
S,a Norniandle, from Havre. Arrived out:
Werra, at lllbraltar. Balled for New
York: Columbia, from Gibraltar (March
11). Sighted: Karlsruhe, from New
Yoik for Bremen, passed Sellly; Stutt
gart, from lli-emen, for New Voik, jiasucd
We Opei May a MagM
ceit New Stock of Ex-
Two Tone Grena
dines (the latest),
Snake Skin Novelties,
Pure French Mohairs,
Lace Mohairs Two
Tone Checks, Eping
lines, Enclora's, Et
OUR STOCK OF
As Usual, Is Unsurpassed.
530 AND 512
SellSag Honest Sloes.
Specials for March
Ladies' Vici Kid Welts,
$2.00, Men's . Cal'f
Welts, $2.00, Spring
Footwear :?or eyeiy
member o:? the family.
Wholesale and retail,
Lewis, ReiJJy & Davies
114 and 110 Wyoming Avoniio.
BURGLARS ON A STEAMER.
They Obtain .-", 0() in Cold from
the Oceanic ut Melbourne.
San Fruiiclceo, March 1.1. The steam
er Zealundia, which arrived on Friday
brings news of tlie. robbery from the
Aus'.vallun steamer Oceanic of i'Jo.OUO
gtibi. Before leaving Melbourne for
Syd.-vy. cold to the value of Oi-.'.OOO
was placed on board for .shipment to
Amenta. Cracksmen obtained access
to the vaults and abstracted one bo;
The theft wus, discovered before the
Oceanic left port, and the balance of
the nob! was tukeii off nnd deposited
In the Bank of New South Wales, liv
ery outgoing steamer Is being closely
watched, but no clue had been found
when the Xeulandla sailed.
BISHOP RULISON ILL.
llu Will lor the Timo Withdraw from
lilrdsbnrn, Vn.. March 15. On account
of ill health, Bishop Soinersvllle ltuli
son, of the I'rolestant Kplseopul cl)urch,
will withdraw for the present from ac
tive duties In the central dlocefce of
The bishop yesterday conllrinld u
class of llfteen persons In St. Mlcljael's
church, at this place.
Of IiilcruM to Postmasters.
Washington, March 15. Postmaster
Cieif'ral Gary has made tin unnoiiiicemunt
of Interest to Deiuociatlc postmasters
whoso terms expire on various dates un
der the new administration. Ho says ho
has decided to adliete to the four year
tenure of office policy for postmasters ex.
cept in cases wheie such olilclaU should
be removed for cause.
Tlio Iluinltl'b Weather I'oiecast,
New Yoilc, March 10. In the Mlddlrt
states today, fair, with fresh iit3rthWot
erly to northerly winds, shifting to north
easterly and nearly stationary, followed by
slightly higher tempuratuic, and by llgiit
ruin In the southern parts. On Wednes
day, partly cloudy, warmer northeast lo
southeuKt winds, followed by rain or
snow, light or moderate.