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SCIIANTON, PA., MONDAY MOltNING, APRIL 5, lfc97.
TWO CENTS A COPY
There's nothing personal about this;
we're talking of Bhlrt Waists, not
of their wearers, anil Its but mild
pralsu Indeedto say that the lead
ers In our great season's purchase
of Shirt "Waists are surpassingly
beautiful, besides being
"Why, they're so different from any
thing that has been seen here be
fore that In Justice to their design
ers they ought to be clashed as dis
tinctively new creations.
They Look Like?
Better see them. Words are Inade
quate to do them justice and noth
ing but looking will every fully re
vall their dainty elegance.
Are of the Zephyr, gauzy, cob
webby make, and Include Lappet
Mulls, India LInons, Lace effect
weaves, Embroidered weaves, etc.,
in the light colorings Heliotrope,
Greens and Rose Pinks are the lead
ing color combinations and con
Black tounis Also
With floral sprays, figures and other
designs In these same summery ma
terials, and we've got solid blacks
as well with set figures, etc., or you
may prefer to wear a,
Or Sage Waist
Made up with style enough to sat
isfy ladles who like to be dressy,
but prefer to wear sombre colors.
No need to say more.
And," notie are more welcome as a
look'erthan you. We'll be delighted
toshov,'and tell you all about them,
feeljng assured that If It should re
sult' In nothing more, you will at
least carry the story of our beauti
ful Shirt Waists to your friends.
In order to make our Shirt Waist
opening Interesting to all callers, we
will offer for
J1.00 Shirt Waists at
rnimir Wak Sfonrlr
Rcprcscntallvcs of Foreign Countries
Arc on the Alert.
NO PROTESTS HAVE BEEN ENTERED
English itlmiufhcttircrs Have Ilcun
Informed of tliu New Conditions
With Which TlioyMust I)cnl--Kccl-pro'clty
l'cnturcs of the Uingley Hill
Not Regarded With Fiivor.
Washington, April I. The foreign
embassies and legations in Washington
are watching the progress of the tariff
bill with great care, as it materially af
fects all commercial nations. Reports
ni e being forwarded to the vurlnus for
eign olllces, nml these in turn nte being
made public abroad for the Informa
tion of concerns shipping goods to the
United States. Natutally the feeling
among the diplomats is not favorable
to the measure, as It will restrict many
of the lines of foreign trade with this
country. Among the representatives
of the larger countries the expression
Is general that there will be a largo
decrease In Imports, and that this In
tuin will be followed by an Increase
of duties against American goods.
The representatives of nations which
are most concerned with reciprocity do
not regai d the reciprocity features of
the bill with favor. Without exception,
however, members of the diplomatic
corps aie refraining from exeitlng any
inlluence toward keeping down the du
ties. The principle Is accepted on nil
hands that this government has the
right to frame its tariff as it sees fit,
and that It Is purely a domestic affair
with which foreign ministers have no
right to concern themselves. Up to
the present time no protests have been
filed from any source, although it Is
said ceitaln ippresentatlons from the
Atgentlne government are on the way
to the minister heie. Some of the mln
Isteis have talked unofficially with
Secretary Sherman as to the genet nl
character of the bill, but they have be
come satisfied that the executive
branch had no desire to exert Inlluence
on the legislative branch toward keep
ing down tariff rates.
ENGLAND IS- WATCHING.
The British embassy stilctly adheres
to the rules that it has no concern with
matters of internal legislation. A full
repot t on the bill Is being made to the
London foreign ofllce and the govern
ment will take steps to give the wid
est publicity to the measure as a means
of informing English manufacturers
of the new conditions with which they
much deal. These steps.however, are en
tlrely for the purpose of Informing the
home government nnd the people. Al
though English trade Is mote affected
by the bill than that of any other coun
try, no representations or protests of
any kind have been made by the Eng
gllsh government. Although Canada is
a British colony, It makes its own tar
iff laws, which operate against England
as well as the United States. The talk
of retaliation on the part of Canada Is
confined to Dominion quarters, and
such tetallatlon, If resorted to, would
not requlie the apptoval of the home
At the German embassy no instruc
tions have been received from the home
government lelatlve to the tat lit bill,
and there Is no deviation from the view
that the formation of a tariff is entlte-
ly a domestic matter. At the same
time the great stildes made by Ger
many as an lndustilal nation gives spe
cial Interest to the present legislation,
as It will affect many lines of German
goods coming to this country. It is
considered likely that a commercial
warfare will result, which will lead to
an Increase of tariff rates In Get many.
As Austria-Hungary Is closely allied
with Germany in commerce as well as
fotelgn affairs, it is slid that a taiiff
increase by Germany would be fol
lowed by Austt la-Hungary and other
central European counttles.
The Ftench olllclals here are waiting
action on the bill by the senate regard
ing the present condition of the meas
ure as very imperfect. They take the
same view as the Bilttsh and German
ofllclals, that -there is no ground for
piotest, as the tariff Is a domestic af
fair. It Is felt that the effect of the
bill will be particularly severe on the
line woolen goods and silks coming
Spain's Interest in the bill are due
mainly to the trade between Cuba and
the United States on sugar, tobacco,
etc. Thus far, however, the olllclals
have been too busy with affairs relat
ing to the insurrection to give much
time to the tat iff. A teport on the bill
will be sent to Madrid mainly for the
purposes of Information, for here, too,
there Is no purpose to question the
tight of every country to make its tar
iff as It sees fit.
SOUTH AMERICAN VIEWS.
The South American countries are
most all affected by tho reciprocity
features. The ministers from these
sections say that little Is expected in
the way of practical reciprocity fiom
the present measure. Brazil Is mainly
i affected in its products of coffe, rub-
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wiri suiu lliun, UII14 l t;i!lill; Jhtrj'iiuiii;
in Its wool and hides. Pres3 teports
fiom Argentine state that reptesentu
tlons concerning the tariff bill have
buen forwnided to the minlsteiu here,
but up to the present time they have
not been received. The minister, Dr.
Merou, has tiled no protest, and his
talks with government olllclals have
Th Japanese authorities feel that
some of their Industries principally
silks, Bilk handkerchiefs, Btraw mat
ting and jute rugs will suffer severely
by tho bill. These have made no pro
test, hovever, although the extent of
the mutual trade gradually being built
up betwten tho two countries may
lead to some representations being sub
mitted, nulnly for the puriwse of In
formation. ABDUCTED BY TRAMPS.
Young Hoy Seized by VngrmiU nnd
Carried from 1IU Home.
Lancaster, Pa., April 4. Royal A.
Murray, tho eWen-year-od bon of Ja
cob N. Murray, of this city, was forcl-
My nbdurted by tramps late yester
day afternoon whllu he was playing
with some boys close to his home. A
freight train wns lying nt the station
taking water, and here young Murray
says he was seized by two other men,
who placed him on board the train and
carried him to Glen Loch, near Phila
delphia. He afterward escaped and re
lumed. The police nuthorltles says It is not
infrequently the ease that organized
bands of tramps build tip their ranks
by this means and then employ their,
young rcciults to steal or beg for them.
DIED IN A BROTHEL.
James Harding and an Unknown Wom
an Arc Asphyxiated In a House
Philadelphia, April 4. James Haid
Ing, nged CO yenrs, member of the firm
of Harding & Dubois, wholesale shoe
dealets of this city, wus found dead in
bed toduy In a disreputable house.
Beside him lay the unconscious form
of an unknown woman, nged about 40
years. The room was filled with gas
from a burner which had been turned
on full head. There was nothing to
indicate whether or not It hod been
Intentional. The woman was taken to
St. Joseph's hospital, and up to a late
hour tonight had not recovered con
sciousness, but her anpenrunce indi
cated that she would probably re
cover, Harding came to this city from
Poughkeepsle, N. Y., and for over fif
teen years has been associated in busi
ness with James Dubois. For nearly
the same length of time nnd until re
cently he was also a niembei of the
firm of Hamilton & Harding, coooers.
His wife died about six years ugo and
was burled in Poughkeepsle. Since
then Harding has been living alone.
Neither Harding's partner nor his mar-
tied slstets living In this city wete
aware of his habits being other than
correct, but at the house in auestion
it was said that he has been coming
there for two or three jeais with dlf
He left his ofllce yesterday afternoon
with about $50 In his pocket. No one
saw him ngnln until 11.30 o'clock, when
he appealed at the house with the wo
man. Neither said anything unusual,
nor was either under the Inlluenee of
liquor. The woman was dressed cheap
ly and had a coarse appeal ance. No
further attention was paid to them un
til late today, when the smell of ga3
permeated the house. It was traced
to Harding's room and the door was
broken open. Harding had been dead
several hours, and the woman's heart
was beating faintly. Harding was well
known throughout eastern Pennsylva-
The Powers Have Agreed on a Scheme
Which Has Been Kept an
Constantinople, April 4. The ambas
sadors of the powers telegraphed today
to their respective governments the
outlines of the scheme of Ctetan auton
omy upon which they have agreed.
The tenor of their ptoposals has thus
far been kept a strict oiriclal secret.
Rome, Apt II 4. A despatch from
Suda Says that the powets hae otdered
the admirals of the International lleet
to begin a pacific blockade of Athens,
and It Is understood at Suda that the
admirals are now considering the best
way of cairylng out the Instructions.
Paris, April 4. The Gaulols re-pot tti
today that the pope Intends to inter
vene between the powets and Oreeeo
with a view to effecting. If possible, a
peaceful solution of the Cretan dlfll
cultv. Canoa, Aptil 4 The actual wotk of
disaimlng the B.Mhl Bazouks began
eaily this morning and has continued
throughout the day. At the village of
Knllenl they refused to deliver up their
arms and demanded an order from the
governor of the island und the petsonal
presence of Edhem Pashn. The for
eign troops then cot cloned the village
and the Austt Ian colonel, who was In
command, otdeted that the search for
arms should begin, when Edhem Pasha,
arrived. Then the cordon closed round
the Bashl Bazouks, who yielded quietly.
In tplte of the otdPis of the admirals,
the Tutkish authorities refuse to te
lease three Greeks who were captured
TWO PERISH BY FIRE.
Lnrgcst Building in Chuttmioogn,
Tumi. Destroyed, Loss $ 100,01)0.
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 4. Tho
Rlchaulsun building, the largest in
Chattanooga, und one of the largest
in the South, was totally destroyed by
flte between 3.S0 mid 0 o'clock yester
The watchman warned a number of
men who weTc sleeping on the sixth
floor and all succeeded in getting out
except two. These were Boyd Ewlng.
one of the wealthiest men In this sec
tion, nnd S. M. P.ilton, one of the
most piominent architects in the South.
Mr. Ewlng attempted to climb down
the flio escape, but fell from the top.
Patton was cut off from escape on
the stalls and his body is still in the
About 100 olllces and stores were In
the building. The total loss is about
tluO.OOO and insurance about 1200,000.
J0IIANN BRAHMS DEAD.
Tho Celebrated German Composer
Piiskch Awny nt Vienna.
Vienna, Apt 11 4, Johatin Brahms, tho
noted German musician and composer,
died heie yesteiduy morning,' aged 01
New York, April 4. Arrived; La lire
tagne, fiom Havre; Aluatla, Genoa; Penn
sylvania, from Hamburg; Flaxmun, from
Sutitoa; Orinoco, Itermuda; Trindad, do.;
Niceto, Clenfuegoa; Panama, Vera Cruz;
Galileo, London; Ilurgerrnelster, Petersen,
Uiemen; Salerno, Santos.
-'rushed to Denlli.
Wllkea-Ilarre, Pa April 4, Howard
Morgans, aged 19, a driver, employed in
the mines of tho Kingston Coal com
puny, was crushed to death by a car
jumping the track.
CALENDERS ARE LOADED DOWN
Mr. Miss Proposes to Itnlso n Million
by mi Extra Tnx on Alo nnd Uccr.
Wnvs mid Mentis Committee Will
Hear Heport of the Stib-Commitlce
on Bills Taxing Bicycles.
Hiirrlsburg, April 4.-110 general as
sembly will enter upon the fourth
mouth of the session tomorrow with
only eleven bills to Its credit. Tho
menibots will have to 'do better th'an
this If they expect to get away from
the, state capltol before the middle of
summer. The calendars of both house
and wnate are loaded down with bills
and there are several hundred others
in committee. The appropriation bills
will be held back until nearer the close
of the session and then brought out and
hurt led through' on special orders. To
morrow will be the last day tor reading
bills in place in the house, unless by
unanimous consent. This order does
not .apply to the senate, where more
courtesy pievalls than In the house.
Chairman Holies says the revenue
bills will be reported till week from
the ways and means committee. The
most important me those framed by
Ward 11. Bliss, of Delawure. One Im
poses a half cent a gallon on all beer,
porter and ale brewed In the state and
the other one cent a gallon on fotelgn
brew hi ought into the state for sale.
Mr. Bliss says the two measures will
raise over a million dollars a year. Ills
bill levying an emergency ta'x of one
per cent, on all present subjects of the
state taxation has not yet been acted
upon by the committee. The bill only
runs for thtee years and If It becomes
a law will raise nearly two millions an
nually In addition to ptesjnt income
fiom business sources.
THE BICYCLE BILL.
The ways nnd means committee will
meet Tuesday evening to hear the re
port of the sub- committee having In
charge the Spatz und Tipton bills tax
ing bicycles $1 a year for road pur
poses. Ex-Audlter General Jerome B. Nlles,
of Wellsboio, and th'e legislative com
mittee of the Pennsylvania State
Grange will appear befote the commit
tee the following Tuesday in behalf of
the revenue bill drafted by the Penn
sylvania tax conference.
A public meeting will ho held in the
hall of the houss of representatives
Tuesday evening under tho auspices of
the Pennsjlvania State Legislative
league to discuss the anti-trust bill and
other labor legislation.
ARRANGING FOR CON.VRNTION.
Senator Quay will be heie Tuesday
to confer with his friends on legislation
nnd artange for the next state Repub
lican convention. The senator Is anxi
ous to hurry tho passage of the le
form bills and other party legislation.
There is not much doubt about the
passage of the reform legislation, since
both factions nte committed to it.
Ptesldent Potter, of the League of
American Wheelmen, will come to
Harrlsburg this week to lobby for tho
Hamilton road bill. The state legis
lative committee of the league is act
ively supporting the measure. On, the
other hand the members fiom the rural
districts are blttetly opposed to this
or any other road legislation which
will Increase the money taxes of their
constituents. They may, however,
ngtee to withdraw their opposition If
the wheelmen consent to a tax on bi
cycles. MAJOR BROWN'S BILL.
Major Isaac Blown, chief of tho bu
reau of tailways, will try to secure a
snechil otder In the senate for his bill
relating to the teturns of corpora
tions, in older that it may reach the
governor before the close of the week.
The measure passed the house last
week on a special order. There was no
opposition to It in that bodv, and Ma
jor Brown does not look for trouble In
the senate. The bill changes the time
for sending out blanks by the depatt
ntent for the annual teports of railway,
canal, telephone and telegraph compa
nies, and tequlrcs teports to be made
by foreign corporations opeiatlng lines
of hallways, canals, telephones and
telegraph within the state.
INCREASE IN COAL TARIFF.
Opposed by Miners, Because Our
Coal is Cheaper Tlinn European.
Sptltiglleld, 111.. April 4. At tho con
vention of organized and unorganized
miners of Illinois held hete resolutions
were adopted opposing the Increase In
the tat Iff on coal from 40 to 73 cents pet
ton ptoposed by the Blngley bill.
The resolutions state the exportation
of coal exceeded the Impotts by 2,000,
000 tons, nnd that the Increase in tne
tariff was likely to inspire il' retalia
te y tat Iff, which woum prove n detri
ment to American miners, the cost of
the American ptoduct being less than
SCHEME TO TAX WEALTH.
Democrat-PopulliU Statesmen Htue
u Now Plan to Raise Revenue.
Topeka, Kan., Apt II 4. Ex-Lleuten-ant'
governor Percy Daniels has suc
ceeded' in Interesting most of the lead
ing Democratic-Populist statesmen of
Kansas In an oiganlzation, the object
of which Is to opeinte a bureau of In
formation concerning his scheme to tax
Inordinate wealth and ultimately to
secure an amendment to the federal
constitution giving congress tho power
to levy such a tax.
The organization Is now working on a
plan to arouse public Intel est ull over
the country on this subject.
Yale's Now Captain.
New Haven, Conn., April 4. John Penn
llrock, of Oermuntown, Pa., has been
elected captain of the Yule freshmen
crow. Block Is far the best oarsman in
SPANISH REPORTS ABOUT 00MEZ.
The Insurgent Chief Represented us
Plying Bel'oro His Enemies.
Havana, April 4. At the headquar
ters of Captain Qeneral Weyler, in
Clenfttegos, province of Santa Clara,
news has been received from Baynmo,
province of Santiago de Cuba, that
three deserters from the personal es
cort of General Maximo Gomez, the in
surgent commander In chief, have ar
rived there, refusing to remain any
longer with Gomez.
The latter is said to he fleeing before
the Spanish troops, who are actively
pursuing him, and It is added there
have been serious disagreements
among the staff of the Insurgent com
mander owing to ltis overbearing con
THEIR PLANS FOILED,
Prospective Filibuster Expedition, with
Snnquilly ! on Board, is Turned
Back Olf the Florida Coast.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 4. The
ctulser Vesuvius prevented a Cuban
expedition from leaving Fernnndlna
last night, and captured the tug Alex
ander Jones, of Wilmington, N. C.
Tho cruiser left here suddenly yes
teiday afternoon upon Information fur
nished by Spanish Vice-Consul Potous,
that an expedition would leave Fernan
dltui at 1L o'clock at night. The cruis
er went down the river and anchored
off Fernnndlna bar. About 12 o'clock
a tug with only two lamps burning at
the masthead was seen to annroach,
and the flash light of the Vesuvius
was thrown upon her. The tug proved
to be the Alexander Jones, nnd the cap
tain gave as an excuse for his presence
that lie wns waiting for tows. An olll
cer fiom the Vesuvius was ulaced
aboard, and then the cruiser went out
to sea in search of the Bermuda, which
A steamer vas finally seen coming
from the south, having tho same signal
displayed ns those of the Jones. The
flash light was again used, at which
the steamer turned and started In an
other direction. A signal from the Ve
suvius brought tho steamer to a stand
still, however, and she was seen to be
the Betmudn. The Bermuda was out
side the thtee-mlle limit and under the
Biitish flag, so that the commander of
Hie Vesuvius had no authority to de
tain her. Tho Bermuda apparently
had no cargo on board, standing very
high out of the water. The Jones wns
escoited into the port of Fetnandlna
and turned over to Collector of Cus
toms Baltzell, who placed a deputy
aboaul. The tug probably will be Pned
for a violation of the navigation '.nws
in having only two lights displayed.
The plans of the Cubans were for
General Sanguilly to leave the city
w Ith a party of Cubans for Fernan
dlna. The sniall tug was then to tow
two lighters loaded with arms and am
munition nnd the men out to the bar,
where they were to be met by the tug
Jones with coal nnd provisions aboard
and everything was to be ttansferred
to the Bermuda. The quick action of
the Vesuvius pi evented their plans
fiom being carried out.
Iron Workers nt Pittsburg Refuse to
Accept ti Reduction.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 4. As an
nounced last night several mills and
factories made reductions In wages
nnd now it Is expected the United La
bor league, the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Iron and Steel Workers, pattern
makers. Iron moulders union and sev
eral other organizations will be dtawn
Into the labor tioubles, which will stmt
tomorrow at Oliver Bros.' Tenth street
mill. The puddle! s have refused to
woik at the reduction of 10 cents' per
ton, which goes Into effect In the morn
ing and the managers will attempt to
statt the mill with whatever men apply.
It Is feared trouble will follow.
A. J4. Byers & Co., who made a sim
ilar reduction, have closed their mill
as they had signed with the Amalga
mated to pay $4.60. They will await
the result at Olivers before deciding
on further action.
The men at Mackintosh and Hemp
hills mill, who have been cut 10 per
cent., with nn inncrease in hours trom
nine and ten several weeks ago, decid
ed not to accept, their spclul light
being made agulnst the Inciease in
In the endeavor to restore wages to
their former basis. It Is believed the
seveial unions the strikers belong to
will be drawn Into the contest us or
ganizations. LIVELY LOCAL CAMPAIGN.
XumcioiiH Charges of Crookedness
Hurtle Through tho Air.
Cincinnati, Apill 4 It Is believed to
night that ther? will ! ttouble at the
municipal elections here tomorrow.
Charges have been made that certain
firms have been blackmailed for funds
by agents of "the bosses" and an in
vestigation will follow the election.
It Is also cha'ged that corruption has
been dlseoereel in tne propesed con
btiurtion of u new water woiks to cost
millions of dollais.
BIQ PAPER MILL BURNED.
Portland Compnn's Loss Will I'rob
ubl) Bench $100,(100.
Canton, Me., Apt II 4. The Poitland
Paper company's mill at GllbertvlIe
was butned yesterday morning. The
loss is probably $100,000.
THE NEWS THIS M0UN1NU.
Weather Indications Today:
Kaln; Followed by Clearing Weather.
1 Watching tho Tariff Bill.
Much Huvoo Done by Forest Fires,
legislature's Business Record.
2 Foit-cast of the Week In Congress.
Devout ed by Flume.
Market and Stock Reports.
3 Sermon on the Poisoned Pottage.
Hill und Wuhlo. Got Twelve Months
Wesley und Methodist.
Comments of the Press.
5 The Sister Undtr Cross-Kxaminatlon.
AH nt fta us to tho Council.
C Base Hall and Sports of All Kinds,
7 West Side Department.
8 Up and Down tho Valley,
MUCH HAVOC DONE
BY FOREST FIRES
In the Kltanny Mountains the Damage is
FIRES ALSO ALONG' THE P0CONO
Crews Near Bcllcfonto Are. Ilntttltig
Heroically with the I'lniucs, Hut
Arc Not Sinking Perceptible Ilcnd-wny--IIcnvy
Winds, Dense. Smoko
mid Dry Timber Comblno to Make
an Ugly Sitiintiou.
Bellefonte, Pa., April 4. The forest
fires In the surrounding mountains are
spreading nt an alarming rate. All
efforts to check the flames have proved
futile, nnd unless a heavy rain sets In
many thousnnds of ncres of valuable
timber will go up In smoke.
The fire orlglnnted In the middle sec
tion of the Kltanny mountains from a
spaik from a locomotive falling on a
tract of dry grass. Heavy winds have
prevailed for almost forty hours, and
the flames are sweeping fiercely nlong
the mountains from top to bottom. The
approach of the fires to the lumber
camps has caused gieat excitement,
and tho woodsmen have left their
working. The course of the flnmes Is
constantly changing, making back fir
ing usless. Different crews have been
sent out to fight the fires, but thus
far they have accomplished little, and
their efforts are now being directed to
confining the blaze to the mountains
and to protect property In the clear
ings. THE FIRST SPREAD.
The worst damage has been done In
the timber lands several miles north of
Mllesburg, nnd at night the flames il
luminate the sky as far as the eye
Another fire has broken out In the
Seven Mountains, near here, and Is
burning fiercely tonight. This blaze Is
In the heart of the hemlock district,
and Is doing much damage. Residents
along the base of the, mountains ore
Playing for rain, which Is the only
thing that can now stop the course of
ALONG THE POCONO.
Stroudsburg, Pa., April 4. The fires
that have been raging in the Pocono
and Blue Ridge mountains have thus
far done considerable damage to tim
ber and railroads. The farmers are
ready to protect their homes in case of
the spread of the flames, but theie ap
pears to be no immediate danger of
this. The weather continues dry, and
anxiety Is felt lest It should continue
so. Thete a:e Indications of rain to
night. AT RID'GWAY.
Rldgwny, April 4. A spark from a
locumotive on the Philadelphia and
Erie railroad started a forest fire on
the hills west of this place. The flames,
fanned by a slight breeze, increased
rapidly, until the entire wooded hill waa
a sheet of flame. At this time it covers
200 acres of ground, and nl! effotts to
impede Its progress are futile. Houses
at the extreme western end of town are
not more than 1000 f"et from the flames,
and If the wind changes serious trouble
Is anticipated, and arrangements ure
being petfected for the worst.
Not over one-quarter mile from tho
fire are oil wells, and n, short dlstanca
above, at Whlstletown, are the gas
wells of the Eldgway Illuminating com
pany. The lumber ynrd of Mnhbee l.s
endangeted, but a force of men are ac
tively engaged in back-firing. The fires
illuminate the streets nnd present al
most a paiellel scene to the destructive
fires of lbOj.
AT LOCK HAVEN.
Loci: Haven, Pa., April 4. The re
ports of disastrous foret fires In the
lclnlty of Lock Haven have been
greatly exaggerated. .Fire has been
burning on Laid Eagle mountain, east
of this city, but as a second growth
of timber of an inferior quality is be
ing burned, the damage will be light.
What have been characterized as forest
fires are nothing more than chain-like
llames burning trails through the un
dergrowth on tho mountains from
ivhleh th'e best timber has already been
temoved. Them me no lumber camps
close to the cltv and there have been
no reports of alarm from camps In the
uppei end of this county. A steady
rain hns been falling this afternoon and
the flames will soon be extinguished.
FIREBUG'S MANY CRIMES.
Set 1'orly Tires in His Native City,
Clevelnnd, A pi 11 4. William Bloom
under attest heie on the chaige of ar
son, hns made a confession to the (lie
waidens. He declares that he has been
setting Hie to buildings In vatlous
cities for five yeats. Out lug the big
railroad sttlke In Chicago a few yeats
ago he says he was a militiaman and
set fire to a grain elevator, other build
ings und flftv railroad cars.
Bloom also states that he operated
successfully In Windsor, Canada; Poit
Huron and Mount Clemens, Mich., us
well as In Detroit, his foimer home,
wheio he started forty fires.
Report About Diingo Bay Denied.
Lisbon, April 4. An olllclul denial was
Issued heie yesterday of the report cli-
tulated by 'The Dully Mall" of London
e'steiduy. In a dlxpatch fiom Cape Town,
saylni; It was imnored theie that Delaso.i
Hay nnd hem leused to Great Hrltaln tor
thirty yea i a at an annual rental of IMM.oio.
Civil Scivicn Reform Attacked.
Washington, Apt 11 4. Representative
Corliss, of Michigan, yesterday intro
duced a Joint resolution In the house to
i evoke all tho orders extending tho appli
cation of tho civil service, laws which were
made by President Cleveland during tils
Tliu Hrrnld's Weather 1'orccust,
New York, April 4. In .the Mlddla
states and New England today, cloudy to
partly cloudy, slightly yvurmer weathwr
and fresh to brisk southeastetly and
southerly wlndB will prevail with rain,
followed by clearing In the southwestern
und possibly In most of this section ly
night. On Tuesday, In both of these sec
tlons, partly cloudy to fair, slightly
cooler weather will nrevall. with fresh
to brisk westerly to northwesterly winds,
preceded by rain on tho New England
coasts, followed by cleurlng weather.
g Sale of
WE WILL OFFER
FIVE SPECIAL NUMBERS
One lot Muslin Gowns, trimmed
with Embroidery Mo
One lot Muslin Gowns, Cambric
One lot Gowns, Tucked Yoke, Em
broidered Collars and Cufftl 85c
One lot Grecian Gowns U 00
One lot Gowns, V and Square Neck
Sailor Collar 1 33
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED
HOME - MADE GOWNS,
FIVE SPECIAL NUMBERS
One lot Muslin Skirts, Cambric
One lot Muslin Skirts, Embroid
ered Ruflle $110
One lot Cambric Skirts, Lawn
Ruflle 1 CO
One lot Lawn Skirts, Embroidered
ItuHle 2 00
One lot Cambric Skirts, Touchon
trimmed .. 2 93
One lot $3. CO up to $9.50 each.
FULL LINES OF SHORT SKIRTS.
FIVE SPECIAL NUMBERS
Lot Muslin Drawers, Plain and
Lot Muslin Drawers, Embroidered
Wide Ruffle COo
liot Cambric Drawers, Embrold
cry u jc
Lot "Lole Fuller" and BPeclal extra
Full line of Corset Covers, 29 cents to
$3.00, including extra sizes.
MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S GOWNS,
SKIRTS AND DRAWERS,
530 AND 512
For Every flember
of the Family.
Don't fool your feet
Mind your feet.
Put your mind on our shoes.
We will lit our shoes on jour feet.
Your mind will be easy.
Ho will your feet In our shoes.
Always tlusy Shoo Stores.
Whole-ale und retail, ll-l nnd 110
Wjomltig u venue.
KIMBLE MILL BURNED.
Sciious Uln.c ill Oho of lloncdnle'S
Honesdale. Pa., April 4. The flourim?
mill of Kulibach und Seaman was to
tally destroyed by lite today together
with 5.000 bushels of cum and all tho
other stock. Loss J15,000; insurance,
The plant was one of the oldest Indus
tiles In town nnd wns known as tho
Kimble mill. The benlor member of tho
llrm Is John Kulibach, an ex-member
of the Pennsylvania legislature.
Josrrph Casper of Minersvllle, employed
In the Lytic colliery, was futally mungled
by an explosion of duulln, He was hold
ing the explosive In one hand anditn
the other hand attempted to ignite his
plpo with a lighted mutch.
Rev. Father Onshovlsti. pastor of tho
Polish Catholic church, ut McAdoo, near
Huzleton, was assaulted at the altar by
a disaffected faction.
Glveinaud Bros., who own a silk mill
In Allentown, announce to their weavtM
that the wages of the latter will bo in
creased on a tcalo ranging from 15 'to 23
per cent The Increase will affect about
Today at Pittsburg tho lcglMatlve com
mittee will begin its Imiulry into the con
dition of tho bituminous coal miners,
Sergeunt-ut-arms T. L. Eyiu arrived In
Pittsburg yesterday to summon witnesses.
The Lehigh and Wllkes-Harre Coul com
pnny have decided to glo woik to nil
tho men thrown out of employment by
the shut-down of the Nottingham at
Plymouth. Tho Kmplte, which cloted a
month ago, will bo reopened, and tliu
other mines will be put on extra time.
Preference will be given to the married
men, and the Hungarians, Poles and Ital
ians employod will have to glvo place to
tho Etigllsh-spoaklng workmen.
Homer T. Dutnars, tho victim of a street
fight nt Erie, died yesterday and his at.
leged slayer, Henry Ilubllngor, will havo
to face a chargo of murder, Tho autopsy
showed that Dumais had been kicked
I to death.
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