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nntl light garments for between
seasons wear, are now commanding
inueli nttenClon. There Is a reason
for tills, however, mill It Is not far
to Keek Indeed you can see at a
glance In the
Newness of Styles-
which we are showing. Yet there's
a hcui) of common sen'ro shown In
this season's fashions, and strong
temptation to economize, which In
all probability was never Intended
by the designers, but It's hero, and
thoughtful women will leadily rec
Fly Front Reefer' suits are the very
swellest thing of the season.? .They
are made up in nil the popular
weaves and Include the very latest
color ami tone combination effects.
Now, n .wn.ig.t3 and. .skirts ,eome
separate InYhese suits, careful wo
men will undoubtedly buy them in
black, navy or neutral shades, so
that the Reefer ' waist or jacket
may be worn with another skirt of
any color. Yet the economical idea
does not end here, you'll find it
even more prominent in the sur
prisingly low prices we're asking.
AVo have many other styles besides
fly front lleofer suits. Novelty
Eton effects will also be popular,
while the more conventional types
of fashion are here in abundunce.
Are more In demand than over, and
their popularity has done much to
stimulate the manufacturers in pro
ducing not only rich novelties, but
in turning out a class of worlc that
it Is absolutely Impossible to sur
pass. As rin suits, the materials
used embrace two tone Brocade
eatlys, Moire silks, silk and wool
mixtures. liannoekburn tweeds,
Serges, Cheviots, Covert Cloths and
all the other favorite textiles for
nnd fancy lawn waists aro also In
for the season. It's a little enrly to
make a general showing yet, hut
we'll, be glad to turn them out for
Inspection to all, who are Interest
' L'd- !L .
in the above departments Is open to
all comers, and from the extent of
the dlspluy, we would say that it
ought to prove as interesting to
.SernntoniuiiH as the
will be to New Yorkers this week,
for' there's" nothing wanting to
bring our exhibition fully up to
THE CRETANS WILL
BATTLE TO DEATH
Tlicy Reject Autonomy nnd Demand
Annexation with Greece.
HOLD POSITION OP THE INSURGENTS
Turkey Culls Out .lloro Itcsorvos.
Knglttiid is Htiid to Have Refused to
Help Stnryo Out Cretan in the In
terior of the Island anil Shippers
V. ill Kitu (In; Klocliiiilc.
Athens, Match 24. A dispatch from
Canen says that the Insurgent commander-in-chief
at Akrotlri, tills morn
ing, referred the proposal of the powers
to grant autonomy to Crete to the vari
ous leaders of the Insurgent forces who
hud assembled from different parts of
the island. The Cretan leaders unani
mously declared that only" two issues
were possible the annexation of the
Island, of Crete to Greece, or fighting
until deatli ends the struggle for the
.Reports from Arta say Unit as a re
sult of the protest of Greece, Turkey
has stopped the construction of formi
cations at Prevcsn, at the northern en
trance of the Gulf of Arta, which was
contrary to the stipulations of the
treaty of Berlin.
Startling .reports are In circulation
here regarding the numerical strength
of the Turkish troops on the frontier.
For Instance, one report lias (t that the
Turks have concentrated 100,000 troops
on the ft outlet's of Kplrus nlone. The
report, however. Is not believed In mil
SULTAN CALLS FOR TROOPS.
Constantinople, March 21. A special
Irnde was issued by the sultan tills
morning, calling out for active servlue
forty-four battailous of the reserves of
the Second Army euros and also sum
moning to the ooljrs the wliolo of the
contingent of ISflT.
The mobilization of the Turkish iron
clads after fifteen yars or Imprison
ment in the Golden Horn hns produced
the linptcsslon intended by the sultan,
revh ing the pride of the Mohammedans
and mitigating the general pessimism.
London, .March 21. The Dally Chron
icle prints todny a rumor that Lord
Salisbury and the cabinet discussed
yesterday the sultan's acceptance of
the proposal of the king of Greece to
nominate Prince George as high com
missioner of Ciete. The Chronicle
prints also another lobby rumor to the
effect that Grent Britain lias declined
to be. n party to starving Innocent
Cretans in the interior of the Island
and reports that Hrltlsh shippers in
tend to run the blockade, contending
that it Is indefensible under interna
tional law inasmuch ns neither Turkey
nor Greece lias openly declared war.
The Dally Chronicle's special corre
spondent at Athens says that the
Greek government has learned from Its
own olllclal sources that Great Dritain
refuses to take, part in a blockade of
Greece, though she lias no objection
to such a measure being taken by the
other powers. The government also
learns from similar sources that the
admirals of the international lleet In
Cretan waters have Informed their re
spective governments that their uosl
tlon Is no longer tenable, and that they
must receive definite instructions or
A dispatch to the Times from Vien
na snys that both Turkey and Greece
have promised the powers not to be
the aggiessor. At Salonika, the of
ficials do not conceal their belief in the
probability of war. They are enthusi
astic, hut not fanatical. The work of
mobilization proceeds rapidly and the
railway service has been well organ
ized. ATTEMPTS TO RPN TUB BLOCK
ADE. Canen, March 21. An Austrian iron
clad today prevented a Greek steamer
and a sailing vessel from running the
blockade. Another attempt was made
by the Turks today to convey a supply
of provisions to the fort at Mahixa,
but the essay resulted in failure, the
Turks being driven off by the insur
gents who surrounded Malaxa and pur
sued to the environs of Sudn. where the
fire from the Turkish warships com
pelled the rebels to retreat. Another
effort to supply the fort with provisions
will be made tonight.
A strong force of Insurgents, It Is
said, are preparing for an nttack on
Klssamo, and the admirals command
ing tlie foreign warships have Issued a
warning similar to that contained in
Admiral Canevaros" proclamation.
Loudon, March 21. The Dally News
will say tomorrow that the powers have
accepted the proposal for the establish
ment of a neutral zone along the Greco
Turklsh frontier and will require the
Greek and Turkish troops to withdraw
from the territory Included In tlie zone.
The Daily News will tomorrow pub
lish a despatch from Athens denying
tlie statement that the Greek govern
ment Is In favor of making tlie island
of Crete a princedom under Prince
George of Greer o.
Clothes nuil Jewelry ol'u ,11 nil round
on a Sound Steamer.
Fall Illver, Mass., March 24. A dis
covery made on tlie steamer Pilgrim,
of the Fall Hlver line, this morning,
has led the olllclals of tlie line to be
lieve that some person has committed
suicide by jumping into the .Sound. A
search of room 12 resulted in tlie ilnd
Ing of a full suit of clothes, a gold
watch and chain, $C3 In cash and a
ticket for Boston.
From the purser's list It was learned
that the room had been occupied by a
man who registered as Air.' Harris.
HE INVENTED THE MONITOR.
Dentil of Dr. Iturr Who Rendered the
Country Inestimable Service.
Detroit, Mch March 2t, Dr. Theo
dora Purr died at bin residence here this
morning, aged 81 years.
Dr. Purr graduated from Geneva and
Cornell universities and practiced medi
cine successfully In Ulysses, Tompkins
county, N. Y., his native village; His
career was vitrled and most Interesting.
During tb Mexican war he served un-
uMSueneral Wlnlleld Scott und reached
-the rank of colonel before peace was
During the civil war he rendered the
North Inestimable service, for which he
received little or no credit. Plans for
building nn iron gunboat of an entirely
new style had been forming In bis mind
for some time and the country's great
need cnused him to hastily build a"
model nnd carry It to Washington. Tlie
steamer was constructed after Uurr's
model and when almost ready for use
was seen by John Krlccson, the famous
Inventor, who conceived the idea of Im
proving it with a revolving turret. Uurr
agreed to the alteration and the mng
nltleent success of the Joint efforts of
the two men Is a matter of world wide
CAN DO WITHOUT ARBITRATION.
Rritish Penecninkorx Are Not IMonscd
Willi the U, S. Senate.
London, March 21. A high govern
ment ofllclnl expressed to a represen
tative of the United Associated Presses
today the opinion that tlie United
States sennte had taken all of the
meaning out of the arbitration treaty,
and asserted as ills belief that the
lirltlsh government would be extremely
urlikoly to accent It.
"We have done without nn arbitra
tion treaty hitherto," ho said, "and it
will not make much difference if' we
continue to do so for the present."
Opponents o! the Schem: Clnim to Have
the Requisite Number of Voles to
Defeat Hie Measure.
Washington, Alarch 21. An agree
ment was reached In executive session
by the senate this afternoon on an hour
lor vutlng on the amendments to the
general treaty of ui nitration, but con
sent to an agreement for ilnal vote
was refused. At 2 o'clock next Wednes
day the vote will bo taken on the
amendments then pending and tlie
treaty in Its shape Is to be printed for
the use of the sennte the next day.
At 1 o'clock on Thursday following the
vote is to be taken upon all amend
ments that may bo offered in the mean
time, nnd this will be the last of the
votes on proposed amendments From
that time tlie debate will proceed on the
treaty proper. Senator Davis made a
persistent effort to secure an agreement
for nn hour for the llnal vote but was
confronted with objection that made
such an agreement Impossible. It
is thought, however, that with
all amendments out of tlie way
tlie final vote cannot long be postponed.
What the ultimate outcome will lie
can hardly be foreshadowed. The op
ponents of the treaty profess to have
the requislste .".0 votes necessary to en
compass the defeat of the treaty and
say they have several of the now sen
ators on tlic'i list. .The questions ask
ed by those liewSiVe-nniOvs indicate a
lively Interest, In the convention and a
determination" to understand tlie sub
ject thoroughly before casting their
votes. It would not conje as n surprise
to the committee to liftVe the tieaty re
jected. It was also stated today that the
comments of the English press with
respect to the committee amendments
was which weie agreed to the other
day make It Imperatively the duty of
the senators to so frame the treaty that
there can be no possible doubt about
the Intention of tlie senate.
PLOT AGAINST GALLIENI.
.llmlngnscnr .llissionurics Implicated
in the .Murderous Scheme.
London, March 21 A despatch from
Port Louis, Aluurllus, says that ndIces
received there from Tamatave, Mada
gascar, states that the discovery of a
plot against the life of General Gallieni,
commanding the French troops In Mad
agascar was the c.nuf e of the recent ex
ile of Kanavalona III, Queen of Alada
gascar to the island of Reunion.
As the result of an investigation into
the conspiracy, which is still iu pro
gress a number of aires-ts have been
made and more will follow It is paid
that the missionaries are Implicated in
tlie plot. Tlie French oflicinls have
searched the slher palace, where they
found the sum of 700,000 francs, to
gether w ith a number of secret papers
connected with a scheme for the in
tervention of foreigners in tlie rebel
lion. MORE PLUAIS FALL.
President Xmii' Two .Marshals and
Washington, Alarch 2!. Tlie presi
dent today stmt to the senate the fol
Postmasters-i-Alfied Hocking, Mel
rose, Alass. ; George K. Drumm, Chath
am, N. Y.; James M. Worrall, Kennett
Square, Pa.; Harry F. Hawkins, Heav
er Falls, Pu.; John A. Sheldon, !!ut
Justice Alexander J. Cooke, of Mis
sissippi, to be marshal of the- United
States, Northern dlstllct of Mississippi,
und George II, Thunlmel, of Nebraska,
marshal of tile United States, district'
New York, Match 21. Arrived: Steam
ers Suiithwnrk, from Antwerp; Schiedam,
from Amsterdam. Sillied: HUifimeis St.
Paul, for Southampton: Teutqple, for Liv
erpool; Westernlund, for Antwerp. Ar
rived out: Havel, at Southampton; Ulden-.
burf, at llivinerliiiveir.r.ulda, at Genoa.
Bulled for New York? Fiust Hismiirek.
from Genoa; Lnlin, "from Southampton;
Amsterdam, from- Iloltni'iluin. Sighted:
Persia, from New York, for Hamburg,
passed the Lizard.
l'rojifdoiit'K Cabinet Dinner.
Washington, Alarch 21, The President
anil Airs, AlcKlnlpy g,iv a dinner tonight
in honor of his cabinet. The state dining
loom and the riceitlon rooms on the llrst
floor were profusely decorated with grow
ing plants and cut Mowers. Covers wero
laid for twenty-two.
Iron-Clads for Turkov.
London, Mareh 21. The Standard to.
morrow will print a dispatch from Con
stantinople Siijiiw that tlie parte has In
structed tho representatives In Kuropo
of tho Turkish government to enter into
neKCtliitlons for the purchase of three iron
1'ciinsvl vim in Post musters.
oWashlngtou, March 21. Tho president
today sent to the senate the loliowi'ng
names to he postmasters In Pennsylvania:
JaJnes W. V, Worrell, Kennett Hqtiuro,
Chester county; Harry F, Huviklns,
Beaver Falls, Heaver,
WILL BE CONTINUE!)
Joint Traffic Association Still Transact
WITHDRAWALS ARE COUNTERMANDED
Uncertainty Concerning the Scope of
Supreme Court litis Strenghlliencd
tlie Dctci initiation of .Host of the
Roads to Stick Togetiiur-Tlic C.
li. mid Q. Pulls Out.
Now York, Altirch 24. Tho board of
managers of the Joint Traflle associa
tion at iti regular session today de
cided that In view of tlie uncertainty
concerning the exact scope of tlie Su
preme court decision .In the Trnns
Allssourl case, the Joint Traflle asso
ciation should continue in operation.
The determination to maintain or
ganization was based not only on tno
views of tho sevetnl members gt the
hoard, but upon the advice of James C.
Carter, of counsel for the association.
Commissioner Plnnehnrd, who Is at
the head of the Joint Trallle associa
tion, was naturally disinclined today
to discuss the decision of the Supreme
court nnd Its benrlng on tlie Joint
Trallle body. At tlie same time lie ex
pressed decided disapproval of the re
ported action of western lines In giv
ing hasty notice of withdrawal from
their various organizations. 11 was by
no means certain, he said, that the
cases Involving the other associations
would moot with similar treatment
from the Supremo court, and mean
while tho dismemberment of those
bodies was likely to bring about grave
Injury to the railway business und
wipe out all tlie benefits' which had ac
crued from observance of ndeaunte
rate restrictions. It was evident also,
he added, that in several cases the
hnsty determination taken yesterday
by railway managers to withdraw their
lines was being considered; lie himself
know of a number of Instances In
which withdrawal orders Issued on the
newn of the Supreme court decision
had already been- countermanded.
Of the effect of the decision of tlie
court in the Trans-Alissoiiri case It
self, Air. Planchatd said that the
maintenance and application of it to
ail associations would in time bring
the railway business to a condition lit
tle shoit of chaotic. Stability of rates,
lie decluied to be a necessity, ns much
to the shipper ns to tho railways and
definite prior Information concerning
rates was n sine qua lion of the suc
cessful conduct o commerce -nnd
WITHDRAWAL OF THli C, D. & Q.
Chicago, March tf-r''Chicago,
Uurllncton and Qulne'y road filed no
tice of withdrawal today from every
traflle association of which it lias
been a member. The withdrawal was
caused by tho recent decision of the
Supreme court declaring irntnc asso
ciations a violation of tlie Sherman
anti-trust net of 1800.
New York, Alarch 21. RttssoU Sairo
said that Investors should not get
alarmed or panic stricken over a four
to five decision. It Is bound to come
out all right in the end. Drains and
capital have ruled tho world since the
advent of man and natural lavs have
not been changed because of this, one
adverse decision. No human law can
prevent the combination of Interests
in social or business affairs. So-called
protective laws ar,e not needed by the
publication, for no association or trust
Iras yet been able to operate at a profit
for any length of time when it nttempts
to oppress the people. "I think," he
added, "an amendment to the present
lnw will bo asked of congress whereby
combinations of Interests can be legal
WORK F .ViRDON BOARD.
Koloiipo' of I v. Wright Recom
mend oil--Applications Refused .
Ilnrrisburg, Pu., -March 21. The board
of pardons tonight announced decisions
In several cases. A pardon was rec
ommended in the case of F. C. Wright,
of Allegheny county, forgery and false
pretense. Those applications were .re
fused: Charles G. AleCloskey, Philadelphia,'
murder, second degree; William D.
Jones, Allegheny, robbery; Andrew Ci.
Johnson, Allegheny, highway robbery;
Charles Gallagher, Lehigh,' rape, The
case of Paul Frecdmiui, Allegheny, re
ceiving stolen goods was stricken from
tho list. Other cases were continued
or held underadisemeiit.' Nothing
was done In the murder case's of Cu
talai, Philadelphia, and Shaffer, Lu
zerne. CHAIRMAN GARMAN'S HOPE. ..
Will Drop Gold nnd Silver mid I'ilit
on 'Suite Issues, ' ,
Harrisburg. Pa., March 21. Chair
man Garinaivof the 'State Democratic
committee, was In HnrrUburg' tonight
and held a conference with County
Clmtrman llowley and W. S. Gulfey,
of Pittsburg, and tho Democratic mem
bers of .the legislature.
They discussed tlie state treasurer
light und suggested Senator Cochrane;
ot'.'-'WIIllamHpoi t: Colonel James 'At,
LGuffey, of Pittsburg, and Pension
Agent George W. Skinner, of Pitts
burg, as candidates. It was decided
to eliminate giild and sliver and make
the fight on stiite Issues und municipal
SHAD FISHERMAN DROWNED.
Throe .lien rind n Watery Grave in
the Hroiidliitn River.
Lpttsp?, Del., Alarch 24. James
Wolfe, John Hevelew and Peter Mus
tard, colored shad fishermen, were
drowned this morning at the mouth
of the Hroudklln river by the unset
ting of their boat In a heavy squall.
The men's ageB ranged from 20 to
23 years, and Wolfe leaves a wife nnd
two children. Their bodle wore re
covered this evening.
llaltlmdre, Alarch 21. Chairman Alott,
of the LeiiKiie of American Wlioslmea
racing hoard, has sanctioned thn following
among other moeU: .May 15, Capltul City
Cyclets, of Harrlnhurg; Aluy 2U and July 3,
Harlsburg Wheel club; May 23 and Jnl 3,
F.li-etrlc Wheelmen Itoud club, of Read.
SWALLOWS SECOND TRIAL.
N'othhig of Iiuportiir.ee Developed
During the Session Yi'itorilny.
Ilnrrisburg, Pa., Mareh 24. Tlie sec
ond libel suit In which Rev. Dr. Swnl
low is defendant, will probnbly be con
cluded tomorrow. This nf tcrncon much
of the testimony for the defense was
excluded' by the cetitt under a ruling
that If the nllcged libel charges any
thing It chmrges corruption by the
members of the board of public build
ings and grounds and that extrava
gance of Itself is not a proof of corrup
tion. Much of the time was taken up
In offern by the defense iuul discussion
thereon by the counsel on both sides.
It Was contended by Mr. Graham for
tlie common wealth that Dr. Swallow
could not Interptet bis published ut
terances differently from the natural
view of them In the public mind.
During the afternoon Dr. Swallow
was again on the stand und en the
cross-examination lie made some ad
missions which had a tendency to dis
ci edit Ills direct testimony. Counsel for
Swallow protested that be was being
badgered, but tlie lawyers on the other
side insisted that It was not badgering
to attempt to got fiotn a witness the
'whole truth. Nothing important was
develiwed during the day and counsel
lor the commonwealth asked for an ad
journment jt r o'clock that they might
consider whether or not to offer any
testimony In rebuttal.
FIGHTING IN CUBA.
Spanish Troops Force the Rebels to
Retire at La Sc! RanchEnglish
Havana, Alarch 21. General Linares
reports that his command of sixteen
hundred men, comprising infantry, cav
alry and artillery, left Bongo, in the
province of Santiago De Cuba, and at
La Sal Ranch encountered several par
lies of rebels under the leadership of
Cedreco with whom they had a sharp
engagement. The rebels were finally
forced to retire, from their position,
whk h were occupied by tho Spanish
It Is reported that the camp of Callx
to Gntcia's column lias been captured
by the Spaniards after a severeVight,
at the conclusion of which the Insur
gents were found to have left sixteen of
their number dead oh the Held. The
capture of the camp was effected by a
dashing cavalry charge. The rebels
were reinforced by the band under Rabl
and.awaited the troops at Dntre Arriba,
but were obliged to retire to a point
within sight of Jiguani. In the coins.?
of these journeys and the engagements
the rebels lost 27 killed. The Span
iards had one lieutenant and, -four -pri-vaten
, By ordur of Captain Gor.eraLWoyler
Isabella Rafaol Bourke, an English
prisoner who has been for some time
detained at Cienfuegos, was yesterday
The Worst Is Over in the ."Missouri
urn! Mississippi Valleys.
St. Louis, Alarch 21. For the llrst
time within a week tlie prevailing tone
of dispatches from tho lowlands Is en
couraging. Reduced volumes of water
are repotted at Memphis, Helena,
Ark., and .Nnslivllle, while slight In
ci eases are shown nt Cairo and Vlcks
kurff. & '.MStfer is reported stationary
at sevemrMrolntH. Many believe the
worst Is over, the only apprehension
now being that the floods pouring Into
tho northern. Missouri and Mississippi
rivers from melted snow may reach
tho water-soaked south before the
lower rivers have run out their sur
plus. Meantime organized relief -work Is
carried on. Should the government
warning of still higljer water to come
be veilficd, however,, 'it will find tho
people prepared, as. thore will be few
lemaining In .exposed situations.
Hunter Guiiis the.Voto of Stout, n
J?rankfort, Ky Alarch 24. The first
Joint ballot for United States senator
was taken today. ;It resulted in no
election, The vote was: Hunter, 07;
Blackburn, 40; Boyle, C: Davie, 11;
Stone, 1; Tyler, 1; Iiuchan, 1. Hunter
gained tine! vote, that of Stout, cold
Democrat. Stout was hissed by the
Then by a vote of CO to C7 the joint
session adjourned, although Hunter's
managers sought to force another bal
lot, but the sound money Democrats
prevented It. Tills Is thought to be the
end of Hunter.
Qllico Seekers Must Wait.
Washington, Alarch 21. A congressman
who visited the white house todny was in
formed by lie president that nomina
tions would be few and far between un
til the turift dUeussion was well undor
way In the senate. , This means a long
IbMin Dofents liriio.
New York, Alarch 21. The twenty-llvo-rouud
boxing contest between Frank
Krne, of RufTalo, and George Ulxon, of
Iioston, at llio Uroudway Athletic club
today resulfed In a decision In favor of
Dixon ut tho end of tho twenty-tlftn
THIS XKWS THIS J10RNINU.
VVcuttier Indications Today;
Uenerally Pair and Colder.
1 Cretans Reject Autonomy and Demand
Allno tlus Cuubob a Fire.
Joint Traflle Association Still Doss
2 StUto Loglalatlvo Dornjrs.
Work of the National Lawmaker,
Financial and Commercial,
3 (t.oeal) The Catholic' Church and the
5 (l.'ocnf) o'pcninir of the Loan Art Kx
hlbltlon. German Methodiit Conference.
0 Story "My Love la llllnd."
7 West Hide News and Gossip,
S l'p an l Down the Valley
MINE GAS FIRE
Flames from a Here Hole Shoot a )s
fance of SO Feet in the Air.
A DOILEIt HOUSE IS DEMOLISHED
Destroyed by tho I'irst Explosion of
of Ciin riromoii St. John, Doyle
nnd Smith Injured Wliilo Endeavor
ing to Check thu l'lmnes--Ad.ioiniiig
ltiiildings in Danger.
Wllkes-Harre, Pn Alarch 21. Shortly
after 2 o'clock tills afternoon the people
living In the eastern part or this city
wore startled by a loud report resemb
ling an earthquake. The concussion
was so great that it was felt for miles
around. Residents became alarmed,
ran out of their homes und Into the
streets. An Investigation soon showed
that the gas In an eight inch bore hole
which had been sunk from tho surface
over No. 2 mine, operated by the Dela
ware and Hudson Coal company into
the pit below had ignited and began to
blaze furiously and tho flames shot up
Into the nir a distance of fully fifty
feet. A general alarm was promptly
sounded nnd the fire department re
sponded. Tho efforts of the firemen
were confined to saving the adjoining
properties. The house of Thomas Hnr
rett, which Is the nearest, was par
Tonight the firemen are still play
ing water on tho houses. Assistant
Chief Engineer George St. John, Fire
men Alichael Doyle and John Smith
were seriously burned by attempting to
smother the (lames in the bore hole.
They placed a large plunk over the hole,
but tho force of tlie fiery element was
so great that It lifted the plnnk and
burned the firemen. It Is Impossible to
tell when the fire will be subdued. It
Is estimated by those who know tho
condition of the mine that fully forty
acres of coal Is on fire In the mine be
low and may burn for a day, a week
or possibly for many months. The
boiler bouse near the bore hole became
filled with gas during the nfternoon
and when it came in contact with the
fire under the boilers an oxnlosion fol
lowed, domolisKng tho structure. Tills
mine has been on fire for some years
past. The bore hole was sunk for the
purpose of tanning the gas and letting
it escape to permit water to run In.
"SEVENTY-SIX" IN WAR PAINT.
They .licet to Urge lion. John Wanu
fy mokor to Itecoiiin a Candidate.
.Harrisburg, Pa., Alarch 24. A meet
ing Of the" "Seventy-six" was hrMrT to
night, with Senator Kuuffmnn in tlie
chair. About ulxty senators and mem
bers of the house were present. Sena
tor Fllnrt offered a resolution endors
ing John Wanamnker us a candidnte
for state treasurer. It was adopted as"
Resolved, That while wo recognize th
personal sacrifice which an acceptance of
this nomination would ont.ill upon Air.
Wanamaker, we are Impressed with the
bollef that he, above all others, is best
qualified to restore conthh'iico upon the
part of the people In the management of
the flnnnelal affairs of the statu and to
save tho Republican party from the bur
den of Increasing distrust .in the minds
of thu public to which It appeals for sup
port and'we therefore would respectfully
urge fit: Wanamnker to allow tho use of
his ffiime for the ofllce of state treasurer
and pledge him our earnest support.
MENACE TO SPRlr-GDALE.
A His Loud of.Vitro. Glycerine Stuck
' ' in Town.
New Kensington, Pa., March 24.
The Inhabitants) of iSprlntrdalo uro very
much excited for fear of the town be
insv blown away by nn explosion. Mon
day inorninK a heavily loaded wagon
of nitru-Rlycerlno was being hauled
through tho town, when the horses
stalled In front of the school house.
Every owner of a horse In 'town was
asked to hire his team to assist In
haul In ft thn deadly explosive away,
but wlu-n they hoard what was in tlie
wngon, would not hire their ljorses for
lovo or money.
-The school has been closed until the
wasou is hauled away, and the more
timid citizens are afraid the town will
lie blown away before the nltro-glycer-ine
Speaks of roiitcmplntnil Suicide uiitl
Rending; Pa.. March 24. While Track
Walker Rentnier, of tiu Reading rail
way, was working near Shoemakers
ville ytsterdny lie found this note on
the bank of the Schuylkill:
"Tell my father and mother that this
Is tho place that 1 am going to end my
life. And further, Missouri Kunkel, of
ShooinnkerHvllle, shall not put an eye
in the coflln if I shall bo found," signed
Llewellyn Hhn.ro. it is supposed IJhnre,
who was a former employe of the Read
ing company, committed sulcido, as
footprints were-seen leading up to tho
spot but not leading away from it.
Tlie parents of Rhato liavo been notl
llod. Col.-p Rii3lui!ss liootuili;:,
Johnstown, Pa., Mareh 24. Tho Me
rtiwy lV?i works at Uracoton. In
diana county, have llivd every oven this
weeks and Ihcy expect to work full time
for mouths abend. They received a con
tract last week for oil the coke they can
hum for a period of thrit) months nt least.
Over loo men are now nt work and ot
least sevoiity-llvo more will ba employed
In a few days.
I'rinci! IJisiiinii'I; ill,
London, .March 21. The Rally News to
marrow will publish a lJerlln dispatcn
saying that Prince lilsnmrck Is confined
to his bed In the castle nt Prledrlehruhe
and that Dr. BchwonhiKor has been sum
moned ft om llerltn to attend him.
I'rlxu I'ialit Pictures Tuliooed.
Augusta, .Mo., March 21. The house thin
afternoon pniued, to be engrossed, the bill
providing for a lino of i&oo for a photog
raphic or other representation of u price
fight In the state.
1'ivo Children Cremated
OHlIfYivi'il in . ATfirnl, 'M V'a rnantia.1
) lure this nfternoon of thu burning to death
of five children or Frank Peiirol at tluir
home at LaldsJiile, near here, mnt night.
We Opei IMay- a Magnl
ceiti New Stock of Ex
clissiYe Novelties ' M-
, reef from .Pans,
Two Tone Orena
dines ('the latest),
Snake' Skin Novelties,
Pure French Mohairs,
Lace Mohairs Two
Tone Checks, Eplng
lines, Endora's, Et
. OUR STOCK OF
As Usual, :ls Unsurpassed
510 AND 51-2
Selling loiest Sloes.
Specials :?or March
Ladies' Vici Kiel Welts,
$2,00, Men's Calf
Welts, $2,00, Spring
Footwear for every
member o:r the -mmUy.
Wholesale and retail,
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
1M and 4lil Wyoming Avenue,
GREATEST SHOOTING MATCH.
Dr. Carver, Tom .llui'shnll and Henry
Zo Arn 'I'ii'.
Long Rrnneli, N. J.. March 2k Klk
wood park not only claims the discre
tion of being the llnest Fhonunr"
grounds In the world, but It lias t -further
honor of being the scene . r
tho greatest pigeon shooting' nin'iti
known in tho history of tlie wen id
The-match referred to ts the picct
American handicap, which comment- s
at 10 o'clock tills morning with '411
entries. Thin is the largest number . f
shots that has-over competed In n"v
single event. Every one of the on
tiles who paid tlulr $25 entrance fef
Tlie match could not be finished to
day on account of darkness. Twenty
one rounds had Heen allot at 0 o'clock;
when It was decided to discontinue, and
shoot off the remaining four rounds to
morrow morning. Dr. W. V. Carver, of
Chicago; Tom Marshall, and Henry 7.e,
of Newark-, are tie with clean scores of
twonty-ono each. Over a dozen men
are tie for second place.
Tho conditions of the Handicap are
$23 entrance fee, handicaps from 20 to
32 yards, ao yards boundary, three
misses to constitute an' out;" $3U0 to
llrst; $300 to second; $200 to third, re
training $2,500 divided between next
twenty-three men In amounts ranging
from $52 to $l!).-i.
Tho Herald's Weather I'orncnst.
New York, March 23. In the middle
states today, partly cloudy to fair coldi-r
weather will prevail, temperature fall
Iiik to near freezlnir; point in the Hudsjn
and upper Iielawaro valleys, with btlsk
and frtsh wenlerly ami northwesterly
winds, preceded by light snow. On Fr
dny, fair weiither will prevail with fri-.li
varluhle winds- becoming .-oii'lut-ly and
boutheasui-iiy, toloiwd by UMiib temperature.
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