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SCRANTOX, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 0, 1897.
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and Finished in
Can Only Say
We Say While
WILL THE POWERS
Declaration of War by Greece May Fol
low if Tliey Do.
ANOTHER MITCH IN PROCEEDINGS
Liberal Leaders Dcmnml a Govcrn
ment Stntcmciit--IInrcoitrt l'llcs
Hiilfour--Tho Turkish Position on
the 1'rontlcr Said lo Jto Impregnable
.London, April 5. The Dally Chron
icle's Athens correspondent telegraphs:
"At 11 o'clock this evening word
reached here that a hitch has occurred.
Franco has agreed to the blockade of
the GulC of Athens. Everything was
settled In principle on Friday. The ad
mirals were discussing the details to
day and suddenly the whole mntter
was again adjourned for several days,
while M. Ilanotaux produces his myste
rious plan. The French foreign min
ister has assured King George that
there Is no Immediate prospect of a
blockade and has begged him not to
take action. Nobody here has the
slightest notion of what the hitch Is.
All the foreign correspondents con
cur In praising the splendid physique,
discipline and position of the Turkish
troops on the Greek frontier. Their
only weak position Is opposite Arta.
The Greek army Is exceedingly enthus
iastic, but deficient In discipline. Its
positions are much weaker than the
Turkish. The correspondent of the
Morning Post thinks the Turks ought
to tnko Lnrlssa In two days. The
Times' correspondent had an Interview
with the Turkish marshal at Elnssons,
who made a strong impression upon
him ns a military tactician. His con
clusion Is that If war breaks out, It will
be In consequence of the raids of Irreg
ular bands of Greeks organized In
Thessaly. The Turkish army Is ready
to act according to orders nnd circum
stances. From what tho Times' cor
respondent saw, he thinks a rising In
Macedonia very Improbable. The peas
ants are quiet and busy with the tians
portatlon of the Turkish troops. Greece
Is evidently relying upon the rapid
movements of her field artillery. AH
the Greek Infantry Is weak In drill."
A prominent ollicial of the British
foreign olllco said today:
"I have not heard of any hitch In the
powers' agreements. They aro fully
determined to follow the course they
have agreed upon. I thought, a fort
night ago, that the matter would blow
over, hut I must admit that the situa
lon is now so grave that an explosion Is
posslblo at any moment.
"It la the opinion of military authori
ties that the Turkish position on the
frontier is impregnable, and that any
attempt of the Greeks to butt against It
will result In disaster to them. I be
lieve this opinion Is shared by mem
bers of the Greek cabinet, but the king
seems to enjoy the dlfllcult position In
which the Greek action places the pow
ers." LIBERALS CONFER.
An Important meeting of tho leaders
of the Liberal party was held at noon
today at the residence of Sir William
Veron Harcourt, the Liberal leader In
tho house of commons. The Karl of
Klmberly, tho Liberal leader In tho
house of lords; the Marquis of Rlpon,
who was secretary of state for the
colonies In tho Rosebery cabinet: Earl
."Spencer, tho first lord of the admiralty
of the last Liberal administration, and
Mr. John Morley, Lord Rosebery's chief
secretary for Ireland, were present.
They discussed for an hour the attitude
which they would assume in the event
of the warships of Great Britain taking
part In the projected blockade of tho
Gulf of Athens. Sir William Vernon
Harcourt is now restored to health and
was able to attend today's session of
the house of commons.
The parliamentary secretary for the
foreign ofllcc, Mr. George N. CurzAn,
was asked several questions today In
the house of commons on the subject of
Crete. He said that all the powers
excepting Germany, would be repre
sented in Crete by military forces and
that all the powers, without exception,
would be represented In Cretan waters
by n naval force.
Continuing Mr. Curzon said the gov
ernment had not received otllclal ex
planation as to why Germany was not
sending troops to Crete; ,but, tho secre
tary explained, her participation In the
European concert was testified to by
the sending of a German man-of-war
to the island. In the opinion of Mr.
Curzon Germany was less interested in
the Mediterranean than the great naval
MRS. ST. JOHN G0INQ TO EUROPE.
She Wants material for Lectures on
Kansas City, Mo., April 6. Mrs. Eu
genie St. John, tho woman preachor and
suffrage advocate, of Kansas, who ro-
rnntlV atnrtlnrl iYn tlnnnln nf tfanana
I City, Kan., by declaring that a govern
ment uy men, aner centuries or icbi, wns
a dismal failure, has completed arrange
ments for a trip to Europe.
Bho will spend tho summer studying
tho matters pertaining to municipal gov
ernment In tho older cities of tho world
and sicuro material for a series of lee
tures lo bo delivered on economic' topics
when she returns.
FUED LEADS TO BLOODSHED.
Farmer's Son Killed nnd Two Men
Injured, One I'ntally.
Birmingham, April 6. A feud between
the families of Bud Harvllle and Jack
McCombs resulted on Saturduy In it bat
tle between Harvllle and one of his farm
tenants. VJohn Atwell, on one sldo ami
McCombs and his eighteen-year-old son
on tho other.
Atwell was killed, young McComb was
fatally wounded and the eldor McComb
was shot In tho Jeg and body. Harvllle
lied and Is being pursued by enraged
friends of McComb.
SC0RIN0 THE BRADLEY MARTINS.
London Newspapers Giving Unenvi
London, April 6. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley
iMartln. of Now York, have arrived hero
and ere receiving plenty of attention from
tho London newspapers, generally fa
vorable. One paper ways:
"The Bradley Martins feel It Is neces
sary to live up to their recent expensive
rtufetleti la New Xwk, JioyaltlH have
been known to arrive In England with a
clean shirt In a hnndbng and ono attend
ant: but your modorn republican million
aire and wife cannot travel without half
a shipload of servants and apparel. From
tho tono of tho announcements ono might
havo Imagined that It was tho Martins and
not the queen's Jubilee which Is about to
bo celebrated. Tho surprising thing to
us 1b that tho navy has not sent warships
to convoy this precious cargo."
TOOK THEM WHILE ASLEEP.
Queer Habit of u Honinnmbulisl in
Western l'art of tho State.
Allegheny, Pn April C For months
Mrs. John Harklss has been missing ar
ticles of Jewelry. Sho discharged several
suspected servants to no purpose. Final
ly, tho thought struck her to watch her
husband, and tho mystery Is now ro
vented, Ono night recently Mr. Harklss, while
fast asleep, got up from his btd, dressed
himself, and taking a -small urticle inario
his wav downstairs, unbolted the door
nnd started off toward Bingham's woods.
Mrs. Harklss' brother, who lives with
her, was sent after tho sleep-walker and
followed him down a steep emb.uihr icnt
anil over n fence, which the somnambu
list scaled In an "asy manne' to ni
old pile of logs ana underbrush in the
woods, whero HnrkNs hid tho article
ho had taken. The brother-in-law mark
ed the place and followed th- man b.iek.
Tho next day nil tho mlsslni' at tides for
over a year back wero found undo the
THE PITTST0N COUNCILS.
Reorganization Effected Without tho
Semblnnco of a Ficlit.
Special to Tho Scrnnton Tribune
Pittston, April 6. Pittston's councils,
contrary to custom, re-organlzcd -oday
In the most hnrmonious manner.
The old councils passed resolutions
thanking their retiring chnlrmen and
clerks and expressing regret nt tho with
drawal of such of Its members who were
to becomo ex-city fathers.
James Lnngnn was unanimously elect
ed chairman of select council nnd P. F.
Joyce wns re-elected chulrm.in of tho
lower branch without opposition. The
contest between Lyons and Nollsou from
the Fourth ward, wns settled by lot,
Lyons getting the sent.
At tho Joint session J. T. Flannery was
unanimously re-elected city clerk. The
city solicitor will bo chosen April 10.
COLUMBIA COUNTY POLITICS.
Tactions of the Hcptiblicnn 1'nrty
Bloomsburg, Pa., April C Tho bitter
fight between tho two factions of tho
Republican party In Columbia county,
which promised to disrupt the orgnnlza
tlon terminated In a compromise this
afternoon In tho convention. All contests
wero wthdrnwn and each side was given
a delegate to tho state convention. Tho
delegates elected wero: W. II. Maglll,
of Bloomsburg, and C. 15. Oeyer, of
. .Resolutions wero also passed endorsing
Senator Quay, Congressman Kulp, and
tho Dlngley bill, nnd the meeting nd
journed after being In session only ten
minutes. . .
MAY BE ANOTHER MURDER.
Skeleton Found in nn Abandoned
Mine nr .Montgomery.
Charleston. W. Va., April C News
reached hero 'tonight of tho discovery
of a skeleton In tho Strnughton nbnt
doned mlno near Montgomery. The
searchers hnd previously been rewarded
by tho finding of some blood stains nnd
clotted hair, and today's developments
havo created intense excitement.
Tho skeleton Is believed to bo that of
a missing drummer from Oallipolts, O.,
who disappeared at Montgomery several
months ago. Every indication points to
a large, well orgnnlzed band of thiovos
nnd murderers, und tho authorities be
lieve that it extends over boveral coun
ties. FOREST FIRES QUENCHED.
Heavy Itninfall nt Ilcllefonto Snvos
Bellefonte, Pa., April C After burning
fiercely for ioveral days tho forest fires
near hero were completely extinguished
today by a heavy rain. When tho rain
commenced falling shortly nfter mid
night tho fires wero still burning nnd It
wus not until tho rain had fallen for
over ten hours that the Homes wero final
ly put out. Tho flames had worked into
tho heart of Seven mountains and wero
doing great dumago when the rain came.
Tho woods aro now thotoughly soaked
anil no further danger is anticipated.
ENGLAND AND VENEZUELA.
Former Heady to Consider Resump
tion of Diplomatic Relntions.
London, April G. Answering questions
put by Mr. Charles F. Schwann, advanced
Liberal, member for the North Division
of Manchester In tho house of commons,
today Mr. George N. Curzon, parliament
ary secretary for tho foreign otilce, said
that diplomatic relations between Great
Britain and Venezuela had not yet been
renewed; but ho added the government
wus ready to take Into friendly consider
ations nny proposal from Venezuela to
DELAWARE OUT OF QUARANTINE.
Nenrly All of the Steamer' Crew HI
Philadelphia. April 5. Tho British
steamer Delaware, which has been de
tained at tho Dolawaro breakwater for
ten days, because of smallpox on board,
was released from tho quarantine sta
tion last night and reached her dock In
this city today.
Bcforo sailing from this port tho Dela
ware will bo compelled to ship a new
crew, as nearly all of her former crow
are still In tho quarantine hospital.
Carbon County Democrats.
Mauch Chunk, Pa.i April 5. Tho annu
al meeting of tho Democrutlo county com
mltteo was held today. Jarpes T. Mul
beam was elected county chairman, and
E. P. Sharkey, secretary. There wns no
opposition. The following wore elected
state delegates: T. II. Craig. T. Webster
Clauss, John C. Ryan and J, B. Breslln.
Only thirteen committeemen were pres
ent at the meeting.
Sylvester Kcovcl Mniriod.
St. Louis, April C 8ylvesur Bcovel, ot
Cleveland, O., tho Cuban correspondent
of tho New York World, was married to
day to iMUs Frances Cabanne, at the
home of tho bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
8. A. C'atanne.
They I'nvoi Arbitration.
Washington, April 5. Senator Hoar, of
Massachusetts, presented In the senate
a petition from President Eliot and other
officers of Harvard university asking for
the ratification of the arbitration treaty.
Mr, Ilrvnn nt Washington.
Washington, April 5. Mr. Bryan called
on Vlce-Preild'-n Unlmrt today to pay
Mr. Bailey, of Texas, Seems lo Be (tic
HANNA TALKS ON ARBITRATION
Ho Thinks That tho Opposition lo
the Hill Is l'mlliiR.-Tlic Proposed
Tnrlir, He Snvs, Is Satisfactory nnd
Will Urine Prosperity.
Washington, April 5. Senator Mark
Ilnnna talked today about two of the
most Important matters which are re
ceiving attention from the preseht con
gressthe Cuban question nnd the ar
bitration treaty. His Intimacy with
President McKinley makes his utate
ments more than ordinarily Interesting.
Mr. llunna wns asked his opinion of
the Dlngley bill, nnd replied:
"I consider it a satisfactory bill, In
that It goes ffir enough toward protec
tion nnd provides a sufficient revenue.
The passage of a revenue bill and the
settlement of n bnsls for the transac
tion of the commercial business or this
country Is, In my opinion, the most Im
portant need of the hour, nnd that fact
makes the passage of this bill the most
Important consummation of ptens to
be wished for at this time."
Of the International' arbitration
treaty. Senator Hanna said:
"I havo heard It discussed for sev
eral weeks now, nnd my impression Is
that it will pass the senate by a close
vote. There was a strong opposition
to the bill at first, but that opposition
Is fading under the influences of the
changes made by senate amendments.
The opposition, I think, was mainly
becnuse the senate did not have enough
control of the matter of arbitration, as
to how far reaching It might be."
"Do you consider It probable the
present session of congress will tnko
any action regarding Cuba," Mr. Hanna
"I don't know," ho replied. "You
enn't tell about that. A spark might
drop In there at nny moment nnd pre
clpltate action. At this time, however,
I consider congressional action on the
Cuban question improbable."
BAILEY A CANDIDATE.
Congressman Bailey, of Texas, Is a
presidential candidate. He Is a young
man. He recently secured the caucus
nomination of his party for the speak
ership. That makes him a party lead
er, but during the tariff debate he has
taken little part, leaving the discussion
of the Democratic side to McMlllln, of
Tennessee, who Is a natural leader and
a long-time member of the commit
tee on ways and means. It now trans
pires that William Jennings Bryan
proposes to emphasize his own nbllty
at tho expense of Mr. Bailey's Inabil
ity to 'discuss the tariff. Mr. Bryan
will be here this month and make a
speech at a banquet In celebration of
the memory of Thomas Jefferson. He
will not only discuss the silver ques
tion, nut he will take the Dlngley bill
as a subject nnd talk tariff an glibly
as any politician In tho land, for he
Is an exceptionally well posted free
trader. There seems to be considerable
open antagonism between Bryan and
It seems that the etiquette that doth
hedge a king has invaded the white
house, but President McKinley either
disregards It or has not found It out.1
Whenever President and Mrs. McKin
ley have gone for a drive In their open
carriage, accompanied by the latter's
aunt, Mrs. Saxton, the elect ot fash
lonnble society were duly horrified to
observe that tho president, contrary to
precedent, sat with his back to tho
horses. According to presidential eti
quette, as Introduced by the late Presi
dent Arthur, and always strictly ad
hered to by President Clevelnnd, this
should not have been. It Is unwritten
law that the president must get In first
and never, no matter even if his mother-in-law
Is In the same carriage, must
he sit with his back to the horses' tails.
An effort will be made by Republi
cans to have exceptions made In the
ruling that all postmasters shall hold
oillce four years'from the date of their
appointment. The principal objection
made Is that an unusually large num
ber of postmasters were appointed in
the closing months of the Cleveland ad
ministration. It Is said that many
Democrats, whose terms of otilce would
have expired within the first six
months of tho McKinley administra
tion, resigned so that a relative or a
personal friend could be appointed.
Where this can be proved, it Is reported
borne Important exceptions will be
made to the rule. Over 80,800 applica
tions for office have been filed In the
postofllce department since the change
of administration. However, this num
ber Is said to be considerably less than
In the same length of time four years
ago. All the papers have been recorded
'and classified, and the cases made up
to date. At the interior department
over 1,000 applications for presidential
positions have been recorded.
BERLIN PLEASED WITH WHITE.
Appointment of Hie New Ambassador
Viewed with Satisfaction.
Berlin, April 5. Tho appointmtnt of An.
drew D, White as American ambassador
to Germany Is regarded here with great
satisfaction, It Is hoped that ho will bo
able to remove many difficulties now ham
pering tho coinmerco between tho two
The leading German merchants, ospo
clally those engaged In tho manufacture
of chemicals, fancy paper goods and
dress materials, expect the most disas
trous consequences from the now tariff.
ADMIRAL RAMSAY RETIRES.
Tho Appointment of Ills Successor
Will Ho Mode in n Day or Two.
Washington, April C Admiral Francis
M. Ramsay retired from actlvo service
In the navy at noon today. Tho appoint
ment of his "ucceHBor as chief of the bu.
reau will not be made for two or three
days ut least, and meantime Commander
Dickens, who has been assistant to the
admiral In tho bureau, will take charge
of tho business of the otilce.
Secretary Long has summoned Captain
Crownlnshleld to Washlrston, with the
purposo of meeting the officer personally
before considering him for tho vacancy
caused by Admiral Ramsays retirement
from tho navigation bureau. Captain
Crownlnshleld la at present la command
of tho Maine, which la on her way from
Port Royal, S. C, to Hampton Roads,
Vn., at which point ho will receive tho
notice to come to Washington.
LONG DISTANCE HYPNOTIZINQ.
Subject in Chllllcotlic Put to Sleep by
a Telephonic Order.
Chllllcothe, Ohio, April 6. Tho remark
able fat of one man hypnotizing an
other by telephone with u distance of
fifty miles between them wns success
fully accomplished this morning In the
presenco of a number of newspaper men
and doctors. The operator wns Sylvian
Leo and tho subject Samuel Story, of this
Leo went to Columbus on tho early
morning train, and nt tho Evening Dis
patch omco in that city called up Story
by tho long dlstnnco telephone. When
tho lntter answered Leo commanded that
ho go to sleep nnd alio that n portion
of tho right wrist bo deadened to all
sensation. Story Immediately lapsed Into
a hypnotic slumber and bail to bo pulled
Mayor Waddle then ran n hat pin
through the deadened portion of tho
wrist. Tho subject did not experience tho
slightest pain, and not a drop of blood
flowed from tho wound. When tho pin
was removed the marks made by it soon
Tho telephone receiver was then placed
to Story's ear again, nnd at the command
of Leo he immediately awakened.
The Measures Introduced In the Lower
Branch of tbe Legislature
Harrisburg. April G. The following
bills wero among those Introduced In
the house today:
Mr. Ohrlsman. of Columbia Fixing tho
fees of constables making returns to tho
court at $1.60 nnd allowing them traveling
expenses at the rato of C cents for each
circular mile; also that tho numbers ot
members of council of towns not divided
Into wards shall bo six; also authorizing
tho election of a member of the bar of not
less than ten years' experience as nn nso
ciaite Judge In counties whero associate
Judges are elected, empowering them to
hold courts In tho absence of the present
Judge and fixing their compensation at ?10
Keen, of Dauphin Authorizing tho prop
erty owners 'of any street of any town
or village not incorporated to enter Into
contract with light companies for light
ing the street or water companies for
furnishing water for fire protection an.l to
provide for the cxpeno by assessment
upon tho abutting property owners.
Weiss, of Northampton To provide for
tho publication of 3,000 copies of the pam
Conrade, of PhllatdelphlaIToUilMttng
persons from Btandlng In aisles, corridors
ojpassagoways of theaters and providing
p. penalty TJf-l20iVer sixty days for the
management to violate the proposed law.
McElhanny, of Allegheny-Creating tho
ollice of assistant district attorney in
counties containing over SOO.000 inhabi
tant, also in counties containing over
r.0O,OM, 250,000 and 150,000 In habitants, pro
viding for tho appointment of such oltl
cers by tho district attorney for a term
of three years and fixing their salnrles
from $3,000 to 11,200 a year, according to
tho size ot tho county.
Kcrkeslngor, of Philadelphia Making it
unlawful for any agent, individual or firm
lo collect money, goods or merchandise
bold to houses of HI famo and providing
n flno of 11,000 or ono year's Imprisonment
for violation thereof; also making it law
ful for any poison or persons to engage
In any mercantile business in Pennsyl
vania who are not citizens of tho United
Sanner, of Somerset 'Making thu ofllce
of district attorney In counties containing
less than 150,000 Inhabitants a salaried ono
nnd fixing their compensation as follows:
In counties having more than 10,000 Innu
Wtants, $500 a year and $100 for every ad
ditional 5,000 Inhabitants.
Sloan, of Washington To provide that
If any person shall without authority re
movo goods or personal property -levied
upon by a sheriff, constable or other au
thority on a writ Issuing out of any court
or from any Justice of tho pcaco, whero
the same havo been levied upon by virtue
of a landlord's warrant for arrears In
rent such person shall bo subject to a lino
not exceeding tho valuo of the goods
levied upon and three months' Imprison
ment. Robb, of Allegheny Fixing the rato of
tolephone charges to provide that peoplo
living within two miles of an .exchange
shall pay a rental of $3 a month for their
telephone and 50 cents additional for each
mile, and allowing conversation any time
of tho day or night.
Dixon, of Elk To authorize tho super
intendent of public Instruction to endorse
diplomas Issued by the normal schools of
other states and nlso tho issuing by him
of teachers' permanent state ccrtlllc?tcs
to graduates of stato normal schools of
other stntes; also providing for the elec
tion ot a district superintendent of schools
in ono or moro adjoining districts, who
may appoint a truant olllcer; also iUltiit
the method of distributing tho public
Long, of York Appropriating $10,000 for
tho erection of a monument or statue
commemorative of tho first battle that
took pi ico on free soil during tho civil
war, the battle being between tho Union
cavalry In command of Oeneral Klrk
patrlck nnd tho rebel cavalry under com
mand of General Stuart In tho borough of
Hanover, York county.
This Is the last day for reading bills
In place unless by unanimous consent.
The following resolution was reported
from tho rules commltteo nnd adopted:
That hereafter, until otherwise ordered,
the sessions of the houso on Mondays or
each week shall commence at 8.30 p. m. ;
that tho orders for original resolutions
and bills on first reading be omitted at
each Monday session, nnd that tho order
of business) after the regular orders shall
be "bills on second reading."
That hereafter, until otherwise ordered,
the sessions of tho houso on Wednesdays
of each week bo devoted to th conslCerr.
itlon of bills on third reading and final
THE NEWS THIS HORNING.
Weather Indications Today)
1 A Hitch In the Powers' Plan of Block-
W. J. Bryan's Political Rival.
Appointments by President McKinley.
2 State Legislative Proceedings.
Financial and Commercial.
3 (Local) Reorganization of Council.
6 (LocuD Tho Dickinson Trial.
Will Attack tho New Assessment.
6 Base Ball, Blcyclo and Other Sporting
7 West Side and City Suburban.
8 Up. and Dpwn the Valley.,
ALFRED BUCK FOR
MINISTER TO JAPAN
Pennsylvania Is Also Remembered In
LINN IIARTRANFT FOR APPRAISER
Ohio, Connecticut nnd Michigan in
Lino for l'lunis--Nuncrott United
States District Attorneys Selected.
Nominations Sent to tho Senate
Washington, April 5. Tho president
today sent the following nominations to
Alfred E. Buck, of Georgia, to be en
voy extraordinary and minister pleni
potentiary of the United States to
James Boyle, of Ohio, consul of the
United Stntes at Liverpool, England.
12. S. Day, of Connecticut, consul of
the United States at Bradford, Eng
land. Fenton R, McCreery, of Michigan,
secretary of the legation of the United
States at the City of Mexico.
Linn Hnrtranft, of Pennsylvania, to
bo appraiser of merchandise In the dis
trict of Philadelphia.
To be attorneys of the United States:
William S. Reese, Jr., of Alabama, for
the Middle district of Alabama.; Frank
P. Flint, of California, for the South
ern dlBtrlct of California; Edgar A.
Angler, of Georgia, for the Northern
district of Georgia; Marlon Erwln, of
Georgia, for the Southern district of
To be marshal of the United States:
Thomas J. Alcott, of New Jersey( for
tho district of New Jersey.
GOLD MINERS' CONVENTION.
It Will Ito Hold in Denver on Juno 15
Denver, April 5. The National Mining
bureau has issued a call for an "In
ternational Gold Miners' convention," to
be held In Denvor on tho 15th and 16th of
June. Tho exhibits will consist of re
fined gold and gold ores, nnd a general
mineral display. State bureaus of mines,
state schools of mines, chambers of com
merce, hoardn of trade, mining exchanges
nnd miners' organizations aro invited to
co-operate In tho exhibition and move
ment. The milling nnd smelting Interests
are requested to participate, as well as
machinery manufacturers and dealers.
Each county In tho mining states is
asked to hold n mass convention not
later thnn May 20 and elect delegates
to tho guthering here. Governor Adams
has named us president of tho convention
and Irin Million as secretary, and the
delegates from each state aro request
ed to elect a vice president. Louis R.
Ehrlch will represent Colorado In that
HONEST TON OF COAL BILL
Governor Signs It and Dealers Must
Serve 2,030 Pounds.
Albany, April 5. Oovornor Black today
signed the bill of Mr. Austin, providing
for public scales In cities of the first and
second classes for the weighing of coal,
and providing that any dealer who shall
attempt to deliver less than 2.000 pounds
for a ton, with an allowance of thirty
pounds to tho ton for wastage and varia
tions in scales, shall bo subject to n fine,
not exceeding $50, the penalties so col
lected to be divided equally between the
police and firemen's pension funds.
Tho words "public scnles"-'.neans a pri
vate dealer's scales designated by the
mayor of any city, for the uso of which
tho owner Is entitled to receive 2S conts
por ton. Any consumer may demand
that the coal sent to him shall be weigh
ed, and it Is a misdemeanor upon tho
part of tho dealer to refuse. The chargo
for weighing Is to bo paid by tho person
making tho demand.
Exciting Race Between Hawlcy Olli
cnrsnnd Midnight Marauders.
Special to The Scranton Tribune.
Hawley, April 6. Watchman Dunn,
whllo on his round last night discovered
threo suspicious characters lounging
mound Mlllham & Co.'.i General store.
He Immediately telephoned for Officer
Tanner to render him assistance If need
ed. About 1.30 o'clock this morning they
were again seen trying to break In tho
store. When Olllcer Tanner arrived up
on the scene they started and ran across
tho river bridge and down tho tow-path.
Tlit. officers immediately began shooting
'n tho direction which they ran, but o
inr to tho lntenso darkness they wero
unable to take nlm and they did not suc
ceed In capturing any of them.
Mr. Tanner thinks that ho Injured ono
of them as ho heard ono yell Immediate
ly after shooting the fifth time.
WILL CARRY BICYCLES.
Chief Consul lloyle Hns Mndo Ar
rangements with the I'cniiHy.
Philadelphia, April C Chief Consul
Samuel A. Boyle, of tho Lcnguo of Amer
lean Wheelmen of Pennsylvania, todly
completed final arrangements with the
Pennsylvania Railroad company whereby
that company ngtees to cairy bicycles freo
over their entiro system. Consul Boyle
has labored unceasingly with thU object
in view for several months and has had
a number of conferences with tho Penn
sylvania railroad officials, but It was not
until today that the concession wus
granted by tho Pennsylvania people, Mr.
Boyle says this is tho most Important sUp
in favor of bicycle riders that has been
taken for a long time,
SPAN OF A BRIDQE COLLAPSES.
Two Trainmen Killed nnd Thirteen
Cars Wrecked in Allegheny Citv.
Pittsburg, April 5. The wooden span
of the North End approach to the Ohio
Connecting Railroad bridge collapsed
about 6 o'clock this morning while a Fort
Wayno freight train wus crossing, and
the engine and thirteen curs were precipi
tated to McCluro avenue, Allegheny City,
fifty feet below.
Fireman William Haggerty was killed
Instantly und Engineer William Graham
so badly Injured thut he cannot ipeover.
The engine was completely wrecked, and
the curs, which wero loaded with coal and
Iron, were entirely demolished. The loss
will be very heavy.
Found Under nn Engine.
A Hungailan, name not known, crawled
under an engine In the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western station yard some
time about 1 o'clock this morning, lie
was found by the fireman of the train
who, In examining the machinery of tho
engine preparatory to the trip north at
l.Cfi a. m., saw 'the man's leg protruding
from the maso of wheels and rods. He
was taken out and arrested by Patrolman
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MRS. TILT0N NEARLY BLIND.
Obliged to .Make Her Mark When Til
iug n Deed nt Brooklyn.
New York, April B. Mrs. Elizabeth II.
Tllton. who became noted through tho
Tllton-Beocher case, Is nearly blind and
paralysed, Tho fact that sho has been til
several weeks became known through tho
llllng of n deed in the Brooklyn resis
The deed conveyed n pleco of Brooklyn
property. It was signed by Theodore Til
ton In Paris und attested by tho United
States consul. Mrs. Tllton was unable
to wrlto her name, and so had to mako
Sho U living with her niece, n musio
teacher. In Pacific street, Brooklyn. Be
side suffering from tho paralytic stroke,
sho has been almost blind for some time
She Is advanced In years, und her friends
despair of her surviving tho present
The Columbia county Republican prim
aries were carried by Quay.
Taylor's planing mill at Canton has
burned; loss, $6,000, insurance I'ifiOO.
Tho Bloomsburg Banking company will
pay 25 cents on tho dollar on the first dis
tribution. Tho abandonment of tho Merrlam col
liery by the Reading company will result
In tho depopulation of Locust Summit.
With one exception the present is tho
largest spring term In tho history of tha
East tHroudsburg State Normal Mliool,
almost -KM pupils being enrolled.
Whllo working In the cab of his engine
near Glenwood, on the Baltimore Ac Ohio
railroad Edward C. Helm, an .engineer,
put his hell out of the window and was
struck by a pussonger train which
whizzed by nt the moment. Ho died ow
ing to ruptured fclood vessels In tho brdln,
Mra. W. l. Helsor. of Mllfllnsburg, lost
a valnublo watch. Recently Mrs. llelser
dreamed that If sho would look from a
certain window of her houso sho woull
discover her treasure. Upon awaking sho
put no fajth In her vision, but fulling
asleep again she experienced tho same
dream. Sho followed the command, and
on looking through the window discovered
the watch In an adjoining loU
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