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styles are now, complete and ready
for your Inspection.
Weiiesiay, laird 31st,
TSrarsiay, April 1st
when the entire department will
be tin-own open to the public, so
that they muy pass their verdict
on what we believe to be the linest
display we have ever made.
Berlin ami New Yoii
have all lent their aid to make this
a notable event well worthy your
presence and we trust you will fa
vor us with a call.
In all the popular weaves and
fancies will also receive special at
tention from us on the dates named
above, when all the leading weaves
and fancies of the hour will be
prominently brought to view.. Some
In Net Top and Black and White
Chantilly laces will form a con
spicuous feature In this display,
while Embroideries with unique ef
fects In wrought gold cannot fall
to attract much attention.
In spring wear are many and va
ried. The effects in some cases are
simply exquisite, and not the least
of their charm lies In the novelty
of the materials used.
for the present season will prove a
revelation to those who have not al
ready seen them, for, let the color
or tint of your headgear be
what It may, we can accurately
match It in high grade Kid Gloves.
The new shades Include all the
greens from the lightest to dark, all
the heliotrope and purple hues, all
the reds, Browns, tans, modes,
slates, yellows, buttons, etc.. In all
sizes and all lengths. The fact Is,
"Wednesday and Thursday are
Tllch In novelties and replete with
everything that fair woman can
want to enhance her comeliness
SCHEME FOR FREE
Represcalallve Conncll Knocks Out Coal
IMPORTANT INDUSTRY PROTECTED
.Mr. Council Convinces the Wnys nnil
."Means Committee Tlint the Cunl In
dustry in the United States Would
lie Injured If the Canadian 1' rod net
is Allowed to Come in Free.
Special to the Scrnnton Tribune.
Washington, IX C. March 29. Ttep
resentutlve Connell has succeeded In
knocking out the proposed amendment
to the coal schedule In the turllt bill.
At the request of certain operators who
ship coal to Canada, the ways and
meant committee had promised to re
duce the duty from 75 cents per ton, as
proposed by the new tariff 1)111 when In
troduced In the house, to ft", cents, the
rate of duty now levied by the Cana
dian government on American coal
shipped Into that country. In other
words, the proposed amendment would
give the president power to upply the
reciprocity clause to the coal schedule,
thus emnowerlng him to put coal on
the free rist at any time Canada should
do the same- thing.
Mr. Connell, having made coal min
ing a life business, and knowing that
that Industry In the United States
would be injured If the Canadian pro
duct should be allowed to come In free,
went to the members of the ways and
means committee and pointed out the
leslllt of the proposed amendment.
They at once saw the point of his argu
ment, and agreed to strike- out the
Charlemagne Tower for the Austrian
Mission and Shallenbcrgcr,
"Washington, March 29. The presi
dent today sent to the senate the fol
Charlemagne Tower, of Philadelphia,
to be envoy extraordinary and minis-
ter plenipotentiary of the United States
Alison Burdlnghuin Johnson, of Colo
rado.to be consul of the United States
at Fuchan, China.
Willlum S. Shallenberger, of Pennsyl
vania, to be second assistant postmas
James B. GUI, of Massachusetts, to be
collector of internal revenue for the
Third district of Massachusetts.
Thomas Jtyan, or Kansas, to be first
assistant secretary of the Interior.
Henry Clay Kvans, of Tennessee, to
be commissioner of pensions.
Charlemagne Tower is descended In the
eighth generation tioin John Tower, who
emigrated from Norfolk, in Kuglund, in
HOT, and uuitlrd In Hinghum, In Massa
chusetts. Ho was bom In Philadelphia
on the 17th of April, 1S4S, and Is the son
of Charlemagne and Amelia Malvlna
Mr. Tower received his early education
at a military academy In New Haven,
Conn., and afterward at Phillips Acud
emy, at Exeter, N. II. He was graduated
from the Harvard university in the class
of lb"2. Upon leaving Cambridge, he went
to Europe with the purpose of studying
history, modern languages and literature.
Ho spent the year 1S73 in Spain, attend
ing lectures nt the University of Madrid;
In 1874 he studied at Paris and at Tout,
In France; In 1875 he continued his course
of study In German, at Frankfort-on-thu-Maln.
Subsequently he travelled through Hen
murk, Norway and Sweden and travel sod
Itussla, from St. Petersburg to the Black
Sea, to visit .the scene of the Cilmean
war. Ho went also to Constantinople and
through Syria to Jerusalem, and alter
having spent some time In Greece, he
went to Egypt and ascended the Nile into
Nubia. Returning to America, after an
absence of four years, he entered the ot
llce of William Henry Hawlo, In Phila
delphia, as a student at law, and he at
tended the course of law lectures at the
University of Pennsylvania, H was ad
mitted to the bar in September, 1S7S.
In 1SS2 'Mr. Tower removed to Duluth,
Minn., to accept the presidency of the Du
luth and Iron Range railroad, which posi
tion ho held, In conjunction with that of
managing director of the Minnesota Iron
company, for live years, during which he
was largely instrumental In opening and
developing the great Iron deposits In Min
nesota. He returned In 1SS7 to Philadel
phia. Mr. Tower is a trustee of the University
of Pennsylvania, vice-president of the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, a
member of the Academy of Natural
Sciences, of the Numismatic society, and
of the Antei lean Institute of Mining En
gineers; ho Is a director of the Lehigh
Coal and Navigation company and of the
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron
company. He received the degree of LL.
D. from Lafayette college.
Mr. Tower has achieved much promi
nence in the world of letters, his scholar
ly work upon "The Marquis de la Fayette
In the American Revolution" having won
him a high place among the historians of
Suicide by Morphine.
TClmlra, March 29. Tho body of a man
Identified as Kelsey U, iMatthewB whs
found yesterday morning In a room In
the Klmlra House. The man evlduntly
committed suicide by taking morphine.
I w ill
STEAM FITTERS STRIKE.
Fifteen Hundred Workers in n Loek
oitt in New York.
Now York, March 29. A lockout of
1,500 steam litters and their helpers Is
The lockout arises from the strikes
of the Enterprise Association of Steam
Fitters and the Progress Association
of Steam Fitters Helpers against the
Amalgamated Society of Plumbers and
The steam litters and the board of
delegates assert that the Master Steam
Fitters' association violated an agree
ment by sub-letting contracts to the
Johnson Heat Regulating company,
who employed members of the Plumb
ers' society to do thermostatic work.
As the Plumbers' society Is not repre
sented In the board of delegates, the
latter maintains that the Master Steam
Fitters' association further violated Its
agreement witli the Union Steam Fil
ters and Helpers by employing the
plumbers, who ure considered as non
union men and treated as such by the
board und the trades' unions It repre
sents. Jt is feared that the trouble will ex
tend to all of the building trades and
thnt it may Involve from 30,000 to 10,
Troops Under General Velasco Capture
the Insnrgent Leader, General Rivera-Chicago
Havana, March 29. General Hernan
dez Velasco, who Is operating In the
hills of the province of Plnar del ltio,
has sent a report to the government
which has caused much elation to all
classes of loyal Spaniards. He says
that while his command was In the
vicinity of Cabezadas In the Hlo Hindu,
district yesterday they encountered a
party of rebels, one hundred strong,
who were under the command of Puis
Rivera, who was appointed to the com
mand of the insurgents in Plnar del
Hlo after the death of Antonio Maceo.
The rebels occupied a strong position
and fought stubbornly, but after an en
gagement which lasted an hour they
were defeated and dispersed. The rebel
position was captured, a grenade was
thrown by the Spaniards which fell
among the insurgents and, exploding,
wounded many of them. This caused
a panic and many of the rebels lied.
Shortly after the explosion the Spanish
Infantry penetrated the rebel position.
They found Colonel Bacallao, chief of
staff to General Klvera, attempting to
carry the latter, who had been wound
ed by three Mauser bullets, to a pluce
of safety. Both were made prisoners.
Lieutenant Terry, of the insurgent par
ty, who had been badly wounded, was
ulso captured. The rebels carried
some of their dead with them, but left
on the Held ten buries that they were
unable to remove. The Spanish loss
was only 'one man killed nnd one-lleu--
tenant and twenty-four privates
wounded. General Velasco sent General
Rivera und Colonel Bacallao and Lieu
tenant Terry, In charge of two compa
nies of troops, to San Cristobal, at
which place' the party arrived at S
o'clock last evening. Lieutenant Terry
was so badly Injured, however, that he
died on the road.
Speaking to a soldier at San Cristo
bal, General Illvera said that he hud
been kindly treated by his raptors.
He complains greatly of the pains of
Ills wounds, but Is cool and sel pos
sessed. General Velasco Is still operat
ing In the vicinity of Cabezadas.'
Private advices have been received
here to the effect that C. C. Crosby,
the correspondent of a Chicago news
paper, was killed while witnessing the
recent combat at Juan Crlollo, near
Arroyo Blanco. It Is stated that he
was with the rebels. No olllclal report
of his death has been made.
GIRLS TO RAISE POTATOES.
Prominent Society Women to Adopt
the filigree Plan.
Lebanon, lud., March 29. The young
women of the church societies of Leb
uniiti are preparing to farm on the Pln
gree plain during the coming season
for the benefit of the poor. One real
estate linn has come to their assist
ance by giving the use of llfty vacant
Some of the most prominent girts In
Lebanon will be found wielding the
hoe as soon as the weather will permit.
EGGS FOR THE CHURCH.
Pious Western Ileus Help to Raise n
Columbia, Mo., March 29. Mrs. II.
Martin, of Ashlnnd, this county, has
hens that lay eggs for religious pur
poses. She donates the proceeds of all
the eggs laid by her hens on Sunday to
the church to which she belongs.
Owing to the ability of her poultry
her contributions are generous, und If
the eggs continue to Increase this
spring the salary of the pastor will be
LONG SLEEP ENDED.
Young Girl Who Slumbered for Weeks
is Dead ut Last.
Kenosha, Wis., March 29 F.dna Bain,
the 12-year-old daughter of John P.
Balu, living about six miles southwest
of here, who caused wide interest from
the fact that she had been asleep
since M.arch 15, la dead,
Up to the time of the death she con
tinued her sleep and could not be
WAR CORRESPONDENT MISSING.
Went to Culm Four Months Ago and
Hasn't Been Heard From.
Cincinnati, O., March 29. Search Is
being made in Cuba for Thomas W.
Steepe, correspondent for the Sorlppe
Mcltae League of Newspapers, Steepe
left Cincinnati four months ago and
crossed the Spanish lines to join Go
me., It Is feared that he has been killed
oi' Imprisoned, us nothing has been
heard from him for many weeks.
Harris' Hody Pound.
Fort Jefferson, March 29. The body of
Thomas it. Harris, who, on Wednesday
night, disappeared from the Fall Itlvor
Line steamer Pilgrim while en route from
New York to Fall Hiver, was found yes
terday at Setauket harbor.
THE BIG FLOODS
Water is Flowing Over the Levees at
THE SITUATION AT PERTHSHIRE
Itrcakins ol'tho Levee Onuses Grnve
Alaria--The Hanks of the .Missis
sippi nt Algiers Are Weakencil--Se-vcrc
Itnius Oll'sct the Fall of thu
Stream at Cairo.
Memphis, Tonn., March 29. The levee
broke this afternoon back of Perthshire,
Miss. The situation Is alarming.
New Orleans, Mnrch 29. The rivet
has llnally reached the top of the levees
In this city' and this morning began
running uver Into Munduvllle street,
directly In front of the celebrated
French market buildings. It is not be
lieved that any damage will occur to
An urgent request came from Algiers,
on the right bank of the river this
morning for help to strengthen the
levees which were seriously weakened
by the high water and the heavy wind
of last night. The river rose seven
tenths of a foot in the past twenty
four hours and Is now eight-tenths of a
foot above the 10-foot murk which Is
the danger line.
Cairo, 111., March 29. The river fell
one-tenth of a foot In the last twenty
four hours, but the severe rains this
afternoon will offset the fall and by to
morrow the flood from the north Is ex
pected to reach here and the river will
go higher than ever. The government
boat, Mlnnetonka, reached here last
night from Gold Dust. On her trip she
rescued 12.1 persons and over 200 head
CHEERS FOR CRETANS.
The Pluck of Colonel Vassos is Regarded
With Admiration in LondonHe
Declares War on the Powers.
London, March 29. In the house of
commons today Right Hon. George N.
Curzon, under foreign secretary, read
a number of telegrams from the ad
miral commanding the British war
ships In Cretan waters. The admiral
wired that the Cretan Insurgents hav
ing refused to permit supplies of food
to be sent to the Turkish forces at La
lava, an ultimatum was sent to them
by the foreign admirals informing the
Insurgents that the .supplies must be
allowed to go to the Turks, otherwise
the foreign warships and troops would
resort to force to compel obedience to
their demands. In the meantime the
admiral adied, the insurgents captured
the Turkish blockhouse at Laluva.
(Cheers from the Irish 'benches.) The
foreign admirals, the telegrams stated,
then decided that It was necessary to
drive the Insurgents out of the block
house, and accordingly the warships
opened lire on them. The llrlug lasted
six minutes, at the end of which time
the Insurgents evacuated the block
house, but not befoie they had looted
and burned It. (Renewed Irish cheers.)
Mr. Curzon continued his leading
after the cheers had subsided. The
British admiral wired that owing to
the repeated attacks on the part of the
Insurgents, the foreign admirals decid
ed to treat them as enemies, (cries of
"shame") and to demand more troops
from the powers In order to keep them
In subjection. Colonel Vassos, com
manding the Greek troops In Ciete,
received warnings from the admirals
to this effect and replied to it by order
ing the capture of the blockhouse at
Lalavu and followed up his success by
attacking and capturing the earth
work fort at Suda. Colonel Vassos,
the admiral wired, had practically de
clared war against the powers.
HAD TO BE FORCED OUT OF JAIL.
Stubborn Old Man Spent Four
Years There Getting ESvun.
Bangor, .Me., March 29. When Will
iam Davis, of Gunnel, walked out of
Bangur jail yesterday, it was the tlrst
free step that he had taken In alnjost
four years. Since September 14, lVJa,
Davis had been of his own volition an
Inmate of the jail, and there was a
time when people thought he would
When judgment was obtained
against him in a suit for damages for
injuries Indicted upon a boy whomi he
had caught hanging a ".May basket"
he not only refused to pay, but re
fused to disclose the whereabouts of
He was committed to jail for con
tempt of court, and when he was locked
up he swore he would get even with
the county of Penobscot or die In the
At the end of two years the olllclals
begun to understand that, Davis was
there to stay, and they began trying to
get him out. For twenty months they
had been trying, and they at last suc
ceeded, us the result of habeas corpus
proceedings brought ut the Instigation
of Bangor citizens, who, although they
were unacquainted with Davis, thought
It a pity that the stubborn old man
should be ulluwed to waste his life in
For several weeks they have been
reasoning with Davis, until llnally they
induced him to agree to pay the par
ents of the boy who was chastised $150
In settlement of a Judgment of $1,200
obtained four years ago.
Imprisoned for Malpractice.
Paris, March 29. Urs. Boisleux und Le
Juirige, both of whom are prominent phy
sicians of this city, have been sentenced
to live years' Imprisonment each for per
forming an Illegal operation on a milli
ner tamed Thompson, which resulted In
Killed in an I'.vploslon.
Augusta, Ky., March 29. News reached
here today of a terrible explosion ut the
saw mill of A. S. Norrls, about three
miles from Ilrookvllle, by which three
men, Samuel Tucker, Pup Boone and
Mike Lundlgan, were fatally Injured.
President McKiuloy's Cullers.
Washington, March 29. More than 2,000
people shook hands with President Mu-
1 Kluley this ufternoon.
REVELATION IN ASTRONOMY.
Photographs Confirm Young's Theory
of the Sun's Atmosphere.
Bangor, Mo., March 29. Professor
Charles A. Young, the Princeton as
tronomer, has received photographs of
the solar eclipse In Nova Zambia Inst
August. These photographs furnish
complete conllrmatlon of 'his theory of
the "reversing layer," which he formed
during the Spanish eclipse of 1S70, and
which has over since cuused much
His early observation was the first
which had ever noted the sudden "re
versal" of the dark lines of the ordln
ary solar spectrum Into bright ones at
the moment when the sun's disc Is ob
scured by the moon, Immediately fol
lowed by their almost Instantaneous
disappearance ,the whole nmgnlllcent
phenomena lasting only a second or
two. The observation led Young to
conclude that the sun's true uttno--sphere,
the "reversing layer," as ho
named It (often called "Young's stra
tum"), must be extremely thin not
more thun COO miles In thickness at
Professor Young Is receiving con
gratulations from all the leading for
TO ANNEX HAWAII.
Mr. Spalding Introduces a Resolution
Providing for the Admission of
Queen Lii's Domains.
"Washington, March 29. Mr.
lug, of Michigan, Introduced
house toduy u. Joint resolution
lug for the annexation of Hawaii
the United States.
An appropriation of $100,000 is au
thorized to defray the expenses of
"missions and negotiations to agree
upon the terms and conditions of the
admission and concessions."
TRIPLETS GLADDEN A HOME.
Patriotic Kxumplu for Citizens of
Greater Now Vork.
New York, Mnrch 29. Three babies
two girls and a boy have arrived at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Mc
Kenna, of Fast Broadway. They are
all healthy, and have been christened
May, Clara and "Waring.
McKenna, the father, is prominent In
"I am proud to have Increased the
population of Greater New York by so
many at one swoop," he said, "and I
think that I have made a very good be-,
ginning for the consolidated city, and
that 1 have set its citizens a very good
Colonel Waring sent a large bunch of
roses with his thanks for the honor con
ferred upon him In giving his name to
one of the trio.
SENTENCE OF DR. LUIS.
The Filibuster Will .Spend Eighteen
Months in Baltimore Jail.
Baltimore, March 29. Dr. Joseph J.
Luis, who was on Friday last found
guilty In the United States district
court of conspiracy and of sending an
armed military expedition against a
friendly nation, was sentenced to
eighteen months In the Baltimore jail
und to puy a tine of $500.
Counsel for Luis argued for two hours
for a retrial, but being llatly refused by
Judge Morris, they devoted their atten
tion to an effort to have the judge sus
pend sentence and admit the Cuban
patriot to ball pending an appeal to the
Supreme court, but all to no purpose.
NEW JERSEY HANGINGS.
IC.'iucr Clnwsoii and Kvangelist John
Will Uc Executed in May.
Somervllle.N. J., March 29 Eighteen-year-old
Elmer Clawson, who murdered
Harry Uodgetts near Penckamln, and
Joseph Johnson, the colored evange
list, who robbed and strangled Annie
Itogers, a mulatto woman, were
brought before Chief Justice Magle In
the Sumerset court this morning and re
sentenced to be hanged.
Johnson's execution will occur on
5 and Clawson will be hanged on
A COMMISSIONER TO CUBA.
President Decides to Send n Special
Agent to Investigate Allans.
Washington, March 29. President
McKiuley has definitely decided to send
a special commissioner to Cuba. The
specific object of the special commis
sioner's visit to Cuba will be to take
part la the Intended investigation of
the alleged murder of Dr. liulz, an
Consul General Lee has absolutely
refused to join In this Investigation on
the ground that he is convinced the
Spanish government will not conduct
a fair Inquiry.
REFORMS FOR CUBA.
Spnuixh Cabinet Decides to Put
Th cm in Force Itcforo CortcOIcet.
London, March 29. A dispatch from
Madrid to the Central News says the
Spanish cabinet have agreed to Intro
duce reforms Into t lie administration
of affairs in Cuba, prior to the opening
of the cortes, und upon the ussenibllng
of the chambers will ask that a bill be
pussed providing Indemnity for the out
THE NEWS THIS 310HMNU.
Weather Indications Today:
Free Coal Scheme- Is Blocked.
Mississippi Is Overflowing tho Levees,
State Legislative Doings.
Proceedings of Congress,
Flnanclul und Commercial,
(Local) Flnul Session of tho German
Methodist Episcopal Conference.
Nay Aug Fire Company Getting Ready
(Local) Anna. Dickinson Caso Before
tho Circuit Court.
Messet In tho County Jail.
Comt Proceedings (Continued),
West 8ldi and City Suburban.
Up and Down the Valley.
Various Measures of More or Less Im
portance Arc Advanced.
CORNPLANTER CLAIMS TO BE HEARD
The Attorney General Will Probnblv
Investigate thu Case of the Sciieun
ludiiMis--An Act to Carry Into Ef
fect the Constitutional Article Thnt
Provides for the Punishment of
Bribery at Nominating, Primary
and General Elections.
Harrlsburg, Pa., March 29. Speaker
Buyer called the house to order nt 9
o'clock this evening. Chairman Lytic,
from the committee on rules, reported
a resolution culling for two sessions of
the house on und after March 31 on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays,
the morning sessions to begin ut 10
o'clock and the afternoon sessions ut :i
o'clock. Tho resolution wus udopted.
Among the memorials presented was
one from the Philadelphia, board of
trade protesting against the darning
of the Delaware river.
Tho following new bills were Intro
duced: By Mr. Muehlbronner Amending the
Fllnn street act of 1895 so as to reduce the
number of times notices of street im
provements shall lie printed In dally pa
pers in cities of tho second class. Tho
notices are to bo printed once a week
for three weeks.
By Mr. iMoore, Chester To carry into
effect the olghth section of the eighth ar
ticle of tho constitution of the stute
to provide for the punishment of brib
ery ut nominating, primary and general
By Mr. ltelnhnrd To regulate the
charges for supplying light to the public
by means of electricity and fixing a pen
alty for violation.
By Mr. Nesblt Making It a misde
meanor for any Judge, Inspector, clerk or
other election ottlcer to make or alter or
make an false or fraudulent return of the
votes cast at any special or general elec
tion and Imposing a penalty of $1,000 and
Imprisonment of five years.
TO PKTiVl'JNT BOILER EXPLOSIONS.
By Mr. Miller, Somerset To provide for
tho better protection of life and property
from boiler explosions by the appoint
ment of a board of three state engineers,
to be appointed by the governor for a
term of three years', their salailes to be
$1,500 per year with traveling expenses.
By Mr. McClaln Giving to the state
preference In the trial and hearing of
cases Involving tho collection of rev
enues claimed by the state.
By Mr. Bare To prevent fraudulent
preferences by Insolvent debtors. Tho
penalty upon conviction Is not to exceed
$10,000; tho Imprisonment not, to exceeJ
By Mr. Pry Providing for the better ac
commodation of pupils In adjoining scMool
districts in the commonwealth.
Uy Mr. Cora- Repealing the dog tax
a.ct of Luzerne county.
By Mr. Sloan Appropriating $12,009 to
the Memorial Hospital association of
By Mr. Smith, Tioga To provide for
the entering of liens, for the better secur
ing the pay of mechanics, laborers and
material, men for work and labor don,
and for material furnished about tho erec
tion of any new building and for renalrs
and alterations of those already built and
to be built.
Hy Mr. I.eh Amending the garni and
fish act of 1&7S so as to make It unlawful
for any person to kill or expose for sale
any labblt between Jan. 1 and Nov. 1,
and making tho penalty of $5 for each
and eveiy hare so killed.
The following resolution, offered by
Mr. Lytle. of Huntington, at the In
stance of the secretary of the common
wealth was udopted:
Resolved, If the senate concur, that
the attorney general Is hereby Instruct
ed to oxumlne the claim of the heirs of
John O'Ball, Chief Coruplanter of the
Seneca Indians, and that the attorney
general make a report to the legisla
ture as his finding by Muy 1, 1S97.
On motion of Mr. Moore, of Phila
delphia, the act prohibiting the com
monwealth from standing aside jurors
In cases on trial under misdemeanor
Indictments wus recommitted to the
committee on judiciary general.
The act to regulate the civil service
of the commonwealth and of the cities
thereof and counties containing over
150,000 was read the first time.
At 10.30 tho house adjourned until
tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock.
DODGED A ROUND OF BULLETS.
Father Accuses a .11 mi of Insulting
His Daughter and is Shut.
Waynesboro. Pa., March 29. The
Lelund hotel was the scene of a shoot
ing affray last night about 10 o'clock.
George W. Hetrlck, government store
keeper nnd ganger ut Clugston's dis
tillery, and Daniel Johnston, a brick
dealer, one of the pioihlnent business
men of Waynesboio, became engaged
In an altercation which resulted In
Johnston belntr shot in' the arm and
having four bullet holes in his clothes.
Juhuston claims that Hetrlck Insulted
his duughter, Mis. Willlum Huffner, and
for the purpose of an explanation he
visited Hetrlck at the hotel.
THINK THERE'S AN INSURANCE TRUST
liunxns Authentic!) Will Probe the
Topekn, Kan., March 29. Tomor
row Superintendent of Insurance Mc
Nall will commence bis Investigation of
all foreign lire insurance companies do
ing business in Kunsas. If he (Inda
they ure bunded together in a trust to
maintain rates their licenses to do bus
iness In the state will be revoked.
Governor Leedy has ordered him to
sift the matter to the bottom. About
fifty of the leading lire companies of
America would come under the ban.
Killed by u Falling Derrick.
Klmlra, March 29. A guy wire breaking
on a derrick lot fall a portion of the der
rick In Slmonl's stone quarry, on Kajt
Hill, and Instantly killed Fred J. Pfifiur,
an employe, who happened to be standing
Fight ringers Cut Oil".
iPassalc, N. J., Murt'h 29. While oiling ft
machine In Held & Barry's print works
hero William Flnnegan, a boy, living In
Jelferson street, had his hunUa caught.
Before ho could extricate them, eight
tinkers were cut off.
VT" TTY OH
Spring Sale of
J IIUUVUUJI J f
WE WILL OFFER
FIVE SPECIAL NUMBERS
One lot Muslin Gowns, trimmed
One lot Muslin Gowns, Cumbrlu
One lot Gowns, Tucked Yoke, Em
broidered Collars und Cufiil
One lot Grecian Gowns $1 00
One lot Gowns, V and Square Neck
Sailor Collars 1 35
HOME - MAM GOWNS.
FIVE SPECIAL NUMBERS
One lot Muslin Skirts, Cambric
One lot Muslin Skirts, Embroid
ered Rullle $110
One lot Cambric Skirts, Lawn
Ruffle 1 50
One lut Lawn Skirts, Embroidered
Rullle 2 00
One lot Cambric Skirts, Touchon
trimmed -2 98
One lot $3.50 up to $9.50 each.
FULL LINES OF SHORT SKIRTS.
FIVE SPECIAL NUMBERS
Lot Muslin Drawers, Plain and
Lot Muslin Drawers, Embroidered
Wide Rullle C0q
Lot Cumbrlu Drawers, Embroid
Lot "Lole Fuller" and SDeclal extra,
Full line of Corset Covers, 29 cents to
$3.00, Including extra sizes.
MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S GOWNS,
SKIRTS AND DRAWERS,
510 AND 512
'Specials for March
Lacljes' VicI Kiel Welts,
$2.00, Men's Calf
Welts, $2.00, Spring
Footwear for every
member of the family.
Wholesale and retail.
Lewis, Reilly &. Davies
111 uud 110 Wyoming Avenue.
Telephone, 'J 15'.'.
BIG REVIVAL IN LUMBER TRADE.
Foieigu Outers Combine to Help the
Bangor, Me., March 29. The lumber
business in the I'enobscot region will
probably exceed in volume this year
that of any year since the decline In
the industry began, und It Is likely
that from 140,000,000 to 100,000,000 feet
of logs will be driven down the Penob
scot river this spring. A new mill at
Ashland, which will soon begin opera
tions, will saw out from :',0,OCO,000 to 25,
000,000 feet. Orders have alieudy been
received for 10,000,000 feet of spruce
for early shipment to the United King
dom, and negotiations are in progress
looking to contracts for 10,000,000 more.
DYING IN A CUBAN PRISON.
.Helton, the American Correspondent
So Weak He Cannot Rise.
Havana, March 29. Melton, the Am
erican newspaper correspondent, vhi
Is confined with the Competitor's crew
in Cabanas fortress. Is dying. A lady
who went to Cabanas to see relutlves
incarcerated there says Melton is so
weak that he is able to speak only In a
whisper. He could not raise himself;
with the assistance of his companion.
Melton's cell Is damp and foul smell
ing. Melton has hud no medical attention,
and Is now a mere skeleton.
Merchant Kills Himself.
Charlotte, Mich., March 29. Scott Sea
volt, a prominent commission merchant
of this city, M ut und killed himself In the
woodshed nea his residence at noon. No
cause Is knowl for the suicide. He leaves
a. widow and two children.
Closing oI'Thiciid .Mills,
Newark, March 29. The thread mills In
Kearney wero closed Indefinitely yester
day throwing out of employment over
1,000 hands. The people connected ltri
the mills will give no reason fur tho dosing.