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TWO CENTS.
SCBANTOX, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, lbi)7.
TWO CENTS.
PLEVNA'S HEUO
IS IN COMMAND
Porte Orders Osman Pasha
to Take Charge of
Turkish Forces.
EDHEM PASHA IS RECALLED
Greek's Gaining Ground, Ac
cording to Dispatches.
In npirus the Greek Army Is Advnnc
lug mul TuikMi Inhabitants Arc
Fleeing Hclorc It-- 1 lie Turks Dis
inn)cd nt the Lost of Their Stores
at Knlr-riun mul nt Iiitocliarlon.
(rooks Are Pleased nt Impressions
ifS mpitthy Irom the United States.
Patriotic Arilor Is Itiiiiniiig Higher.
New York, April 23. The news from
the Greco-Turkish war this even
ing Is distinctly favorable to Greece.
Information of advantages gained by
her forces at teveral points, on land
and sea, is corroborated by the signif
icant announcement that the porte has
sent Oman Pashn, the veteran hero of
Plevna, to tnl command of the Turk
ish m my befoio Lurlssa, superseding
Kd.iem I'asha, who Is recalled. It is
also nnnounced that 50,000 reserves
hae been called out to lelnfoice the
Turkish troops alieady at the front.
Ahmed Illfsl I'asha has been leplaced
In command at the Tlrklsh headquar
ters at Janlna by Said Edhem I'asha.
Advantages, nccording to today's dis
patches, have been gained by the
Greeks in the defense of Lailssa, and
by its fleet In the east and west as well.
Greek Minister of War Skouzes le-
ports that. In Thessaly, the national
oops have penetiated Into Turkish
rltory, have advanced toward Pa
ri, and occupy a strong position at
"i. Those who roUealodti'roiii Xcz-
js fell back on Derchl, a strong po
Jon. Eplru3 the Greek army Is advunc-
the Turkish Inhabitants lleelng
"beiJre It. The fleet In the gulf of
Arta has left Prevesa, after partly de
stroying tho 'town, but leaving the
citadel still In possession of the Turks.
In the east a Greek force landed at
Katrlna, on the gulf of Salonlca, after
bombardment by the fleet had com
pelled Its evacuation, captured Im
mense stores of provisions destined
for the Turkish army In Thessaly, and
abandoned by the Turks In their flight.
The success of the Greeks on the gulf
of Salonlca Is recognised by the Turk
ish commanders as threatening a Hank
attack
While the turn of events Is all In fa
vor of the Gieeks and the porte shows
some signs of consternation, the
Greeks' patilotlo ardor la reported ns
running higher, the women even, a
dispntph from Vola says, arming
themselves.
TURKS DISAUYED.
Edhem Pasha's Troops Disconcerted
lit the Loss ol Their Stores.
London, April 23 The Athens cor
respondent of tho Dally Chronicle says
that the Crown Prince Constantlne
has wired Kink George as folows:
"The Turks are quiet today o lug to
our success yesteiday (Thursday).
We have destioyed the Turkish battery
,at Llgeria. The Turks have retired
from Nezeros and Rapsanl. The ac
tion of our fleet at Katerlna was ex
cellent. I was In the first lino of flro
yesterday."
The Chronicle's correspondent says:
"The Turks are greatly dismayed by
the destruction of thelr'stores at Kat
erlna and Lltichorlon. Commodore
rSachtourls destroyed the stores from
the coast to the foot of Mount Olympus.
Nothing remains, therefore for J hem
Pasha to carry away but hunger. The
coast load being barred, tho only re
maining road from Salonlca Is tho
Veil la load, eight days from Elas
Bona. Tho repoits of the injury to the
j all way lino by the blowing up of the
bridges and a tunnel are confirmed.
Financially, everything is going well
and the vnlue of paper money has
risen. It is reported here (Athens),
that the Turkish troops will be with
diawn from Crete. Private advices
from Volo say that all the villages be
tween Katerlna and Verrla have risen.
Among the wounded who have ar
rived here arc several who state that a
number of the Greeks wounded at
Qrltzovall and unable to follow tho
.Greek retreat, were shut up In a small
church .by the Turks, who set fire to
the building and burned them to death.
CALL FOH THE LANDWEHH.
Athens, April 23. It has been decid
ed to call out several classes of the
Landwehr, or mllltla.
In Greece all able bodied males from
21 years of age and upwards are liable
to be called upon for military service.
The total service Is for nineteen years,
of which two years (with considerable
terms of leaves of absence) must be
passed with the colors; eight and sev
en years aro then passed In tho re
servo and tho remainder of the total
term of nineteen years Is passed in
the mllltla or Landwehr.
Corfu, April 23. The western Greek
squadron Is bombarding Santl Quar
anta and doing great damage to the
town. All the government and pilvate
buildings have been destroyed, with
the exception of the Austrian agency.
All the stores and merchandise on tho
quays .have been burned.
PORTE'S BULLETINS.
News of the War ns Hcceivcd at Con
stnnUnop'e
CorttAntliioJ, April 23, The Ark-
Ish government yesterday evening Is
sued the following statement:
A reconnalsance with a force of In
fantry, six batteries of artillery and
cavalry division enabled Nairn Pasha
to occupy a position with eight battal
ions and some field batteries opposite
the Greek forces centered south of the
Mltouna and Slulva Passes.
Hakkt il'nsha with twelve battalions
advanced towards Nerly, on the plain,
In order to threaten the retreat of the
Greeks at Koskrcna.
Nairn Pasha defeated the Greeks and
occupied the Important heights 6f Ka
radja and VIrnn.
Hand! Pasha, captured the fortified
summits of Gordonan and Garblka,
comandlng the passes.
WOULD ACT AS NURSES.
A Number of l.ndlrs nt Paris Offer
Their Services.
Paris, Apt II 23. A number of ladles
have offered their services at the Greek
legation here to act as nurses with the
Gteck nrmleo In tho field. This has
caused tho olflclals at the legation to
say that their services would bo gladly
accepted but no funds arc available to
pay for their Journey to Greece.
The members of tho Greek colony
herp are delighted at the better news
from the Thossallan frontier and are
preatly pleased at tho proposed motion
expressing the sympathy of the United
States senate with Greece In her strug
gle against Turkey.
SHOT A MOTORMAN.
Ira Stansbury Resin cd Being Shaken
Up by a Trolley Car, and
Used a Gun.
St. Louis, April 23. James E. Thorp,
a motorman, was shot by Ira Stans
bury In front of the city hall today.
Stansbury was in a buggy, which he
was dihing on the track. Thorp ran
his electric car up behind tho buggy
and sounded the gong. Stansbury was
driving fxst and refused to turn out,
and Thorp ran his car up to tho buggy
and bumped It off the track. Stans
buiy stopped his horse, lowered the
hood of his buggy, drew a revolvet
from under the neat and shot the mo
torman through the thigh. When ar
rested by an astonished policeman,
Stansbuiy was perfectly calm. He
said he had as much right on the
street as a car and that no motorman
had any franchise to run him down.
Stansbury is 77 years old and hat
been a resident of St. Louis for sixty
years.
MR. SHERMAN'S LETTER,
Drnmls Ncwspnpcr Tivnddlo in Itcfcr
ence to Grant l'nrndo in fiction.
New York, April 23. Mayor Strong
gave out the following communication
today:
Department of State,
Washington, April 2-', 1S97.
Hon. William L. Strong, Mayor, New York
City.
My Dear Sir: There has been a good
deal of foolish matter printed In tho pa
pers here about the question of etiquette
as to whether the president and his cabi
net should precede the ambassadors of
foreign countries and other members of
tho diplomatic corps In the procession to
tho tomb of General Grant. I am assured
by Sir Julian I'aunccfote and the French
ambassador that the alleged struggle for
precedence between tho members of tho
cabinet and tho diplomatic corps Is pure
fiction. Tho ambassadors hao made no
lequest or claim In regard to the matter
of precedence, and I am advised by one
of them that they will not participate In
the procession, but will take whatever po
sltlon is assigned them on tho stand where
the ceremonies of dedication are to bo
conducted.
I wish you would give notice to the gen
tlemen charged with tho duty of assign
ing seats to tho different Invited guests
of tho city that they should assign proper
places to the ambassadors and ministers
of foreign nations, ts well as to the pros!,
dent, vice-president and members ot tho
cabinet, without any preference to ono
body of visitors over another.
Very truly yours,
John Sherman.
Mayor Strong said that neither ho
nor the Orant committee had received
any Intimation from Sir Julian Paunce
fote in regard tc precedence at the cer
emonies, VOYAQER'S LOAD-oFdIAMONDS.
Told Customs OtllcinU He Had Them
for His Wife.
New York, April 23. Baron Oscar von
Llngke, of Penn Ynn, N. Y., was a
passenger on tho North German Lloyd
steamship Trave today. Customs In
spectors searched his pockets and
found two diamond brooches, a pair of
diamond and pearl earrings, and a
necklace of sixty-one nnd one-halt car
at diamonds, with a pig pearl In the
centre.
Huron von Llngke said that he had
bought the gems for his wife. Com
missioner Hoe held the baron on a
charge ot smuggling.
bouqiitTivegold bricks.
Speculation With n Stranger Costs n
.11 nn $i!,500.
New York, April 13. Dr. Jules Gar
nler In November last met Joseph Oo
mtz. The former was the possessor of
12,500 which tho Spaniard induced him
to exchange for five gold bars, which
he exhibited to him carefully wrapped
In soft paper.
The Frenchman laid them carefully
away until last week, when he desired
to convert them into cash. When ho
presented them at tho Assay ofllce ho
was informed that he had been swin
dled. Deadly Picking nt u Corn.
Matawan, N. J April 23,-Chrlstlan L.
Croxson, of Holmdcl, died this morning
In tho Long Branch hospital from blood
poisoning caused by picking a corn on the
small toe of his foot wltn his finger nail.
Ho waB proprietor of tho Holmdcl Village
House, Ho was 65 years of age.
Powell Clniton for Aibltration.
City of Mexico, April 22,-Upon Minister
Powell Clayton's arrival here tha posi
tion of aibltmtor of the Guatemala-Mexl-co
boundary dispute will be offered to him.
Uoth governments have all the data and
papers in tho case prepared, and a decl
slon may soon be arrived nt.
Hollers Candidate Nominated.
Frankfort, Kjr Aprjl 23.-The Republl
can joint legislative caucus to nnmo a
successor to Dr. Hunter for the United
States senate nged in the nomination of
Deboe, .the "Hollers" candidate, on the
POLICE RAID THE
BUCKET SHOPS
Four More Suspicious Concerns Arc
Closed Up.
THE CUSTOMERS IN A PANIC
They fought with tho Detectives to
Uo '1 heir Hscnpo - Mutineers
lie n Prisoncrs--Amiislng .Scenes
on the Mrcot--Tlio Patrons Arc
Allowed to Depart in Pence.
Now York, April 23. Detective Ser
geant Wale and a corps of central of
llce detectlcs this afternoon descendul
upon four alleged "bucket shops" nt
Nos. 49, f.l nnd 53 New street nnd
No. 20 Uroadway, seized nil the par
aphernalia ot the ofllce and made men
nnd boys prisoners.
The raid on all tho placss was made
simultaneously nt 1.33 o'cloek and cre
ated great excitement. Tha plr.ce3
raided were the Manhattan Commis
sion company, where three men were
taken into c ustody; the Standard Com
mission company, where five were ar
rested; Woodruff's Commission brok
erage at No. 40 Uroadwny, where three
prisoners were secured, .tnd ths Equit
able Commission company, where three
were caught.
1 At. No. 51 Now street a rry of "pollro"
was raised as soon as the deter-tlve3
entered the doors. Instantly there was
a desperate scramble on the part of the
patrons of the place to reach the street.
Tho detectives fought tho crowd back
and threatened the foremost with bod
ily harm.
A silk hat belonging to a customer
was knocked oft his head, and. Hying
past tho detectives, rolled Into the
street. There a crowd had congregated
and shouted encouragement with great
Impartiality to the detectives as well
as to the men struggling to get out of
tho building.
After a sharp tuslo the detectives
succeeded in drlslni; tho patrons of the
place back, so that the doors to the
street could be closed. Then the detec
tives were forced to renew the fight,
ns the customers attempted to escape
by breaking the windows.
While tliyjy fought tho defectives
shouted: "Keep quiet. This is not a
hanging matter! Wc only want the
manpgers."
After a few minutes It dawned upon
the score or more patrons in the place
that they were not liable to arrest, and
comparative quiet was established
Then the detectives rushed behind the
partition and placed the manager and
chief clerk under arrest. Belns satis
fied that all others in the establish
ment were merely patrons, they per
mitted them to depart.
A somewhat similar scene occurred
In Broker Woodruff's place, at No. 40
Broadway. The resistance to tho de
tectives was not so great, however,
as at the Manhattan Commission com
t -nv.
THE STREETS CROWDED.
s of the raid spread with mar-
elous rapidity, and crowds assembled
mi JJioaJ street, New street, Exchange
place ard Broadway. So great was the
throng that the detectives found It im
possible to lead their prisoners along
Broadway, and were compelled to make
a detour and go through Nassau street
to Park Row, thence down Centre
street to the police court.
The ariusts were made on warrants
issued by Magistrate Brann of tho Cen
tre Street Police court, upon Informa
tion furnished by Detectives Mallon
and Murphy.
While the excitement was centered
around the thres places already de
scribed, and tho detectives were get
ting together their prisoners, another
raid was made upon the Equitable
Commission company, No. 53 New
street. Here, as In the other places,
there was a wild scurrying of cus
tomers and employes as the detectives
entered, but the detectives detained
three men whom they believed to bo,
connected with the luslnes. The pris
oners denied emphatically having any
connection .with the business, but the
detectives decided to let them explain
matters to the magistrate, and they
wore taken along with the other pris
oners to court.
HONEYCOMBED BUILDINGS.
The buildings In which the men who
were arrested were transacting busi
ness run through from Broadway to
New street. They aro old buildings,
and tho ground floors are Intersected
at all angles with alleyways and pas
sages. The btructutes are literally
honeycombed with the ofllces of alleged
brokers.
Every little nook nnd cranny seems
to have been turned Into a room, and
In each a rushing business was being
transacted when the detectives pounced
down upon speculators and caught
them like rats In a trap. Each olllco
wias equipped with the regulation
blackboard, tickers, telegraph wires
and several telephones. The latter In
struments In tho ofllces raided proved,
on being tested, to be dummies. There
was some one at the back of one, how
ever, for In reply to the question,
"Who's that?" a voice shouted "Con
solidated Exchange." The telegraph
wires on being followed out were
found to lead Into the basement and
end there.
Window Glass Goes Up.
Chicago, 111., April 23. At a special
meeting of the national executive com
mittee of the Western Window Glass com
pany, held here this afternoon, an ad
vance of 7 per cent, was declared on all
window glass In all parts of tho country,
to take effect May 3.
American Girls Take tho Veil.
Toronto, April 23. Among seventeen
young women who took the veil at Loret
to Abbey today wero Miss llreen, of Buf
falo, who will In future be known as Uls
ter Lucllla, and Miss Pope, of Chicago, to
whom was given the namo of Sister An
tonio. i
Kttn HolibiiiH Acquitted.
Huntington, W. Va April 23,-Etta,
Robblns was ut noon today acquitted of
tho murder of Nettle Call. Her trial for
the murder of A J, Call will probably be
continued until the next term of court.
Hull Fighters Killed in Mexico.
Leon, Mexico, April 23. At a hull fight
hero yesterday two ring men wore gored
to death. One of tho bulla broko over the
barlcode and seriously wounded several
persona among the spectator.
SOCIETY WOMAN 0ETS A DIVORCE.
Decree Agninst n W cnlthy Now York
Clubman.
Now York, April 23. Mrs. Ripley,
wife of Harry Dillon Ripley, a promi
nent clubman, lias obtained a. divorce
in the Supreme court, based upon the
report of a referee to whom the ques
tion of the Infidelity of Mr. Ripley was
sent. Great secrecy lias been observed
ever since thu suit was brought.
Mrs. Ripley Is the daughter of the
late George I. Seney, the banker, phil
anthropist nnd art collector, and Rip
ley Is a grandson of the late Sidney
Dillon, millionaire and former presi
dent of the Union Pacific railroad, and
is reputed to be a millionaire.
Tho wedding in 18S8 was n, society
event. Mrs, Ripley left her husband
several months ngo. Ho got Into the
habit of remaining out late at nights.
She placed detectives on his track, and
on their reports she sued for a divorce.
Tho evidence was of such a character
that the referee was "forced to find that
Mr. Ripley had been unfaithful to his
wife.
Tho decree awards Mrs. Ripley nn
annual allowance of $5,000 evidently
In view of her own fortune and a
strange feature of the decree Is that
in case she remarries Mr. Ripley may
apply to the court to bo relieved en
tirely from the payment of this ali
mony. m
PECULIAR CASE.
Adopted Daughter of a Former PcnnsyN
vanlati Sues In California Courts
to Recover Property.
San Francisco. April 23. Miss Carrie
Sankey has filed a suit charging that
she has been defrauded of a valuable
Inheritance by her guardian, Charles S.
Cogglns, and his wife, Mary Cogglns.
Carrie Sankey fell heir to a consld
1'iable foitune through the death of
Samuel S.mkey In lbSfi. She was nn
ndopted daughter of the deceased, and
nt tho time of his death was about 14
ycais ot age. Sankey died In Penn
sylvania and left property In that state,
Illinois nnd California.
From birth Miss Sankey has been of
feeble Intellect. The Cogln.ses aro
said to have taken advai iage of the
girl's wenk mind to work upon her
feais. It was because of this, says
Miss Sankey, that she permitted her
money and property to stand In tha
name of Cogglns as her trustee.
The complaint shows that the prop
erty conveyed by Miss Sankey Is now
claimed by Cogens and his wire as
their separate property. They have
l of used to make any conveyance nnd
Cogglns declines to furnish any ac
counting of his accounts ns guardian.
Miss Sankey asks, tho court to declaro
the defendants guilty of fraud. She re
quests a further older declaring null
and void all gifts nnd conveyances and
finally demands an accounting and
Judgment for such amount of money as
an accounting shall show to be due.
INSURGENTS HANG A HOTEL BEAT.
The Rope Broke and IIo Kscnpcd
Nude to Spanish Lines.
Havana, April 23. It turns out that
Kelley, the American who disappeared
from Havana a fortnight ago, leaving
an unpaid hotel bill, went to the In
suigent lines, representing himself as
an expert In the use of dynamite, and
alleglrsr that the New York Junta had
sent him.
The Insurgents, distrusting his story
and considering him a spy, hung him,
after having stripped him of his cloth
ing. But tho tope broke and Kelley
fell to the giound alive and not seri
ously Injured. After the Insurgents
left the scene he got away nnd man
aged to reach Punta Brava. In an ab
solutely nude state he surrendered
himself to tho Spanish commandant,
who gave him a shirt and a pair of
trousers. Kelley Is now at liberty.
DURRANT MAY NOT HANG.
Stnto Hoard of Pardons Snid to Ho
Divided in Opinion.
San Francisco, April 23. Many Inti
mations are made that the execution of
Theodore Durrant, the convicted mur
derer of Blanche Lamont, will never
take place. Two of the state board of
prison dlrtctois, In Interviews, have
said they think Duirant should not be
hanged, two otheis favor his execution
and the fifth Is noncommltal.
Governor Budd declined to say how
he will net when the petition for clem
ency Is presented to him, but many of
his confidential friends state that the
governor has privately expressed his
belief in Durrant's guilt. They con
sider It improbable that there will be
any executive Interference with the
death sentence.
TEN YEARS FOR A GRAVE CRIME.
The Hit re mo Penalty .Meted Out to n
Dolnwnro Negro.
Dover, Del., April 23. Charles Plum
mer, colored, of Wyoming, tried yes
terday on a charge of felonious assault
upon Rosa Weaver, aged sixteen, was
convicted today and sentenced to ten
years Imprisonmnent.
This Is the maximum punishment In
Delaware.
English Syndicate to Pny Taxes.
Houghton, Mich., April 23. Governor
Plngrce has signed tho bill by which Isle
Itoyalo county has been formally nnnexed
to tha counly of Keweenaw, and a score
or more ot English capitalists will be com
pelled to pay taxes on tneir realty holdings
after evading all but the most nominal
assessments on the largest island in In
land American waters for a dozen years or
moro,
Fnlr Jury Completed.
San Francisco, April 23. A Jury at last
has been completed in the Fair case and
twelvo men have been sworn to act as ad
visers to Probato Judgo Slack while ho
tries to dclermlno whether tho pencil
deeds conveying valuable property from
Senator Fair to Mrs, Craven were forged
or are genuine. The case will probably
occupy several weeks,
Loiiz's Nlnvers Acquitted.
Washington, D. C, April 23.-Unlted
Btates Consul Bergholz, of Erzeroum, Tur
key, has reported to the state department
that tho Turkish court there, which has
been' trying by default the Kurds and
Arraeniuns, charged with the murder or
young Lrnz, the American bicyclist, while
on his tour around tho world o-whel, has
niwutktvu iiu ovvw
EFFECr OF WAR
ON THE MARKETS
Review of the Situation by R, 0.
Dun & Co.
DEMAND FOR AMERICAN PRODUCTS
Possibility of Conflict in tho Enst
Will Crcntc Larger Demnnd nt In
crensed Prices nnd Probably Influ
ence tho Attitude of Foreign Powers
on Questions of Importance to
This Country.
New York, April 23. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly Review of Trade tomor
row will say:
If either Turkey or Greece had been
wholly burled In the sea, markets
might have been affected less than by
the outbreak of war In Europe. Like
a fire In the heart of a crowded city,
It raises the question whether a gen
eral conflagration may spring out of It.
To this possibility, and not to the di
rect influence of either Turkey or
Greece upon Jhe world's money or pro
duce mnrkets, was due the excitement
In grain and stocks. As the unknown
Is magnified, American markets were
much more flighty than European,
where the possibilities have been dis
cussed and partly discounted for
months. But the uncertainty remains
nnd will affect movements of money
and staples until It disappears, creat
ing a larger demand for American
products at higher prices, causing
hasty speculative selling of securities
at times, but also moro continuous
buying by foreign Investors, and not
Improbably influencing the attitude of
foreign powers on questions Important
to this country.
Wheat rose 6 cents from Thursday to
Monday, and has retained most of the
rise. Since Russia and the Danublan
states will be likely to ship wheat
scantily, especially needs nnd much
higher prices being possible there, a
laige share of the requirements of
western crop may naturally be drawn
from this country and the chance of a
war between great powers has the
more Influence because supplies held
are not large. While western receipts
do not yet Increase and In three weeks
hove been but 5,611,001 bushels against
5.f" ''09 last year, Atlantic exports be
g gain slightly, amounting to 1,
19 , .9 bushels, flour Included, against
1.0S5.764 last year, and for three weeks
have been 3,588,170 bushels against 3,
453,679 last year. But the great In
crease Is still In corn, of which the
price has scarcely advanced, though
Atlantic exports were 4,189,146 bushels
for the week and for three weeks 10,
221,151 bushels, against 2,624,732 last
year. Already the exports for the crop
year have been 33,000,000 bushels larger
than Atlantic exportB of .wheat and
flour and may soon exceed the total
exports of wheat and flour from both
coasts. Cotton had been affected
scarcely at all, though government es
timates that the flooded districts yield
ed nearly 500,000 bales, for increased
acreage In other sections Is generally
reported.
IRON BUSINESS REVIVES.
The past week, like others of late,
has witnessed starting- of operations
by several Iron works, especially In
black sheets for tinning, and yet prices
of pig Iron and unfinished products
aro lower, demand not yet equalling
the supply. Bessemer pig has sold as
low as $9.50 at Pittsburg, and grey
forgo at $5.50 In Birmingham.
The end of the stipulated curtail
ment hr.s been reached by some cot
ton mills, and since the auction sale
some bleached uoods have been
slightly advanced, but actual buying
does not Increase, and print cloths do
not luprove. Sales of wool have been
largely of foreign, reports being
swelled by arrivals of quantities sold
some time ago and Imports nt Boston
for the week were 32,000 bales. For
tho three chief cltle3 sales were 34,
030,800 pounds in three weeks, 20,271,
300 being foreign, against 15,900,100 in
1S92, including 7,574,000 foreign. But
manufacturers are doing scarcely
nnythlng, and orders for goods im
prove very little, though fo,r somewhat
better grades of goods.
Failures for the week have been 218
In tho United States against 238 last
year, and 21 In Canada against 44 last
year.
FIRE CONVERTS A SILVERITE.
Tho Precious Metals Showed Thoir
Values in Melted I'nrm.
Toms River, N. J., April 23. Post
master George C. Cranmer, of Whit
ings, is no longer the silver advocate
that he was last fall. Nor was the
change brought about by any desire to
hold fast to the rtwtofllce. either.
While still a strong L tmocrat, he Is
now as sturdy an advocate of gold as
ho formerly was of silver. His con
version was brought about by the re
cent fire, which destroyed the Whit
ings depot and the postmaster's store
and dwelling. At the time he had sev
eral hundred dollars In gold, stiver
and currency In his safe. The safe
proved to bo flrc-proof In name only.
From the ruins the erstwhile sliver
advocate recovered his gold, melted,
but Btlll worth as much as before the
fire. The sliver recovered had depre
ciated about one-half and the hills are
a total loss.
Loan Association Troubles.
Nashville. April 23 United States Dis
trlct Judgo Clark renderd a decision bear
ing on the status of tho Southern Building
-and Loan association by dismissing an
f plication to remove a suit brought
alnst tho association asking for tho ap
Intment of a receiver from the state
court to tho federal court,
i ICx-Govcrnor lnsiiun Over Silver.
((Little Rock, Ark., April 2J. Bx-Uovcrnor
V.V. Smith died yesterday In the Insane
asylum. Tho financial question ot the
)ato campaign made him Insane and his
dally appeal to tho guards at the asylum
was to be permitted to tell President Mc
Klnley how to adjust tho money Usuo to
tho satisfaction ot everybody.
Allium Many Hogs.
Windsor, Ont April 23. A serious out
break ot hog cholera In the southern part
-of this county has led the Inspector to rec
ommend to the government tho slaughter
of all hogs In) that part of the county a
tne oniy means or exterminating the dls
i case.
WARNED TO LEAVE TOWN.
Itnco War Slnrtcd in nn Indinn Terri
tory Villngc.
Ardmore, I. T., April 23. Trouble
bctw'een whites and blacks has broken
out In the town of Davis, twenty miles
north of hero and the negroes have
appealed to the territorial authorities
for protection. On Saturday night last
Charles McCormlck, white, was mur
dered and robbed by a negro named
Frank Brown. The crime created un
usual excitement in the village. On
tho Monday following u. band of twen
ty white men, masked nnd heavily
armed, visited the houses of all the
negroes In town and warned them to
leave tho place within twejity-four
hours under penalty of mob violence.
The negroes appealed to United
States Judge Kllgore, who fiummoned
the grand Jury and Instructed them
that the outrage must be thoroughly
Investigated, as such nets ot mob vio
lence could not be tolerated In the In
dian territory. He Instructed that
neither time nor money should be
spared In bringing the guilty parties
to Justice.
MRS. HOVEY'S AWFUL CRIME.
Murders Her .Motlier-in-I.nw nnd At
tempts to Hum the Body.
Lansing, Mich., April 23. At Wll
llamstown, Mich., 14 miles east of this
city, Mrs. Albeit Hovey, aged 32 years,
murdered her aged mother-in-law with
an axe, some time between 8 o'clock
and noon today. She severed the head
entirely from tho body with a large
butcher knife and then poured oil on
the lifeless body and set It on fire.
The murdered woman was SO years
old and lived with her son's family in
the southwest part of the village.
DAY IN CONGRESS.
House Completes Consideration oi Senate
Amendments to Indian Appro
priation Bill.
Washington, April 23. The house
today complete'd the consideration of
tho senate amendments to the Indian
appropriation bill and sent tho bill to
conference. The main contention as
on yesterday, centered about the sen
ate proposition to open the Uncompnh
gre Indian reservation under the min
eral land laws. Finally an amend
ment was recommended to the effect
that no corporation should be allowed
to obtain possession of these GUsonlte
deposits, but ' that the government
should lease the lands In limited areas
and for limited term of years. The
senate amendment striking from the
house bill the provision for the rati
fication of the oil and gas leases made
by the council of flie Seneca Indians
last December, after a sharp debate,
was disagreed to. Mr. Bland, of Mis
souri, attempted early In the session
to secure action on the resolution rela
tive to the Union Pacific railroad
mortgages, which ho tried to offer last
week, but the speaker ruled that the
resolution was not privileged. A reso
lution was adopted by which a com
mittee of twenty-three, of which the
speaker by the terms of the resolution
was chairman, was appointed to at
tend the dedication of tho Grant tomb
In .ew York on Tuesday and the
house agreed to a programme of three
days adjournments for next week.
Accused of Scurrilous Letter riting.
Lock Haven, Pa., April 23. Ciara
Brown, a young colored woman, was ar
rcstod hero today by direction of UnlUd
States Po8tolllco Inspector Hugh J, Gor
man, on tho chargo of sending scurrilous
matter through tho malls. She was ad
mitted to ball In tho sum of JjOO for trial
at either Wllllamsport or Pittsburg.
foreign Postmasters Coming.
Southampton, April 23. Tho American
Line steamer St. Paul, which leaves this
port tomoriow for New York, will tnko
among her patsengers Poutmnsters Gen
eral Swendsen, of Norway, and Postmas
ter General Hyerdahl, of Sweden, who are
delegates to tho International Postal Con
gress at Washington.
Congressman Henderson III.
Dubuque, April 23. Congressman Hen
derson has been confined to his room sev
eral days with a recurrence of his old
trouble In his amputated leg. Ills condi
tion Is such that his physicians have or
dered absolute rest, bodily and mentally,
for two weeks.
Grain Hnto to Chicago.
Kansas City, April 23. Tho Chicago
Great West rn has Issued a tariff, naming
a proportionate rate on grain from Kan
sas City to Chicago when destined to tho
seaport for export of 5V cents. Tho Hal
rate is 12 cents.
The Kentucky Senatorsliip.
Frankfort, Ky.. April 23.-Tho flfty
elxth ballot for United States senator In
Join legislative arsembly today resulted
as follows: Blackburn, 45; Martin, II;
Stone, 1. There was no quorum and tho
assembly adjourned.
THE NEWS THIS MOKNING.
Weather Indications Todayi
Fair; Southwesterly Winds,
1 (General) Ad vanco of tho Grecian
Army.
Police Haid New York Iluckot Shops;
War's Effect on tho Markets,
2 (State) Double Tragedy at Pittsburg;
3 (Spoit) National Leaguo Hall Scores,
Scranton Loses the Second to Lancas.
ter.
lllcyolo GoBslp.
4 Editorial. r" J.J. M
Washington GobsI?. Jl J
5 Social and Personal.
Ilellglous and Charitable. '
0 (Local) Busy Day In Criminal Court.
Closing Session ot Teaohera' Institute.
7 (Local)-Koehler Found Guilty In the
Second Deurce.
Comrremoratlvo of Shakespcaro's
Hlrth.
8 (Local)-Wcst Sido and City Buburban.
9 Lackawanna Cpunty News.
10 (Story) "Tho Jlmmyjohn Hobs" (Con
cluded). H Interests of Women and tho Home,
12 Miss Sadlo Kaiser's London Letter,
For a Jtfct Law Governing Libel,
Now Hooks and Mngarlnes.
13 Trad Chances In Turkey and Gree:e.
Interesting Facts About Crtte.
It The Mjstery ot Musical Sounds,
15 Notes from Gwalla.
16 Neighboring County Happenings,
.
LIVE TOPICS
AT WSMNGTON
A Western Senator Imag
ines He Sees Large
Tariff Rocks Ahead.
OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE
Flimsy Pretext Only Is Needed
to Arouse Antagonism.
President McKiulcv Surprised nt In
formation on tho Siibject--I)ocs
Not Think, However, That Demo
crats or Populists Will Assume tho
Kctponsibility of Dcfcntiug Hcv
euiiu I,cgislntiou-Priutcr Palmer
Hcscigcd by Applicants for lteiiu
statement in Ollicu.
Washington, April 23. A leading;
western Ilepubllcan senator, who has
but recently taken his seat, but who
has had much experience In legisla
tion, both national and state, remarked
todny that from careful observation
and talk with senators who are op
posed to the pending tariff legislation,
he Is inclined to believe that the oppo
nents of the measure do not intend to
allow, If they can reasonably prevent,
the passage of It. The senator thinks
they only want some pretext or ex
cuse to Induce them to obstruct Its
passage.
Tho combination, he says, may not
yet be fonned, but he believes It will
develop Itself nfter the measuro has
been before the senate a rcasonabla
time.
The Democrats, with scarcely one ex
ception, a.o opposed to the bill. Tho
same Is tiue of the Populists, and tho
senator said that the friends of. tho
tariff bill could not Implicitly rely on,
the vote of any of the silver Republi
cans, although several of them pro
fess to be In favor of protection.
The AVestem senator, who Is an ar
dent ndmlrer of President McKlnley,
callpd at the executive mansion today
and conveyed his views and belief con
cerning the ciltlcal condition of tariff
legislation In ths senate. The presi
dent was greatly surprised at the In
formation. Tho president said h'e was
aware of tho fact that tho bill would
be antagonized and opposed, but had
believed and felt that Its opponents
would allow It to pass, even though
they did not npprove of Its provisions,
or do not believe it will accomplish
what its advocates assert, nimely, a
restoration of ptosperity. If the Dem
ocrats, Populists and sliver Republi
cans are willing to afsumo the respon
sibility of defeating revenue legislation,
which the government Is sadly In need
of, the country, tin prcsldenV remark
ed, will know where tho responsibility
rest".
The prcrldent doubts whether they
nre willing to assume so grave a ra-S
Bponslbllltv.
ANXIOUS TO RETURN TO OFFICE.
Public Printer Pnlmrr Kept Ilusy hy
tho Applicants for ltcinstntcniunt.'
Washington, April 23. The recep
tions at the white house are large, but
the dally receptions at the government
printing ofllce aio larger. The presi
dent receives senators and representa
tives, with their most prominent con
stituents. The public printer receives
men and women who bear to him let
ters from senators and representatives,
pleading with him for reinstatement
In the government printing olllcc.
Public Printer Palmer sees nvery
body who calls upon him and spends
tho hours fit his very busy days con
stantly reheating to his callers the fact
that tho civil servlae order of Presi
dent Cleveland ties his hands, so thdt
he cannot make an appointment, ex
cept under civil service rule nlnft
which permits tho reinstatement ot
soldiers, sailors and their widows and
children.
TWO NOMINATIONS,
Ohio Men Appointed to Very Desir
able Positions.
Washington, April 23. The presldont
has decided to nominate William It.
Day, of Canton, O., for assistant sec
retary of state, nnd Bellamy Storer, ot
Cincinnati, for minister to Belgium.
Pennsylvania Postmasters,
Washington, April 23. Tho aggregatei
appointments of fourth class postmasters
was 105. Tho changes Include: Pennsyl
vania. Cecil, Emll Llpscher, vleo V. Pet
tit j Centralis, G. W. Davis, vice 11. .J,
Doyle, removed; Dlnsmore, V. K. Traux,
vice Aaron Huxton, resigned; Good In
tent, M. I. Flynn, vleo Harry Turner, re
signed; Helstersburg, Elizabeth Couwell,
vleo Levi Ham, resigned; Houser Mill,
Isaao Stnuffer, vleo Thomns Mllltr, le
slgned; Hortons, J. C. D.ivK lco G, J,
llceiie, resigned; Llsti, Miss., L. A. Say lor,
vleo V, M, Hlough, removed; Lower I'rov
idence, A. C Keysur, vice Jacob Trucks,
removed; Woodroaw, A. J, White, vlea
Julia Iiuchanan, resigned.
Cobiiucli Itrinstiitcd.
Washington, April 21. Henry A. Co
baugh, of Pennsylvania, formorly captain
of tho watch, treasury department, has
been reinstated, P. S. Tulbert, the pitwont
captain, has b'en transferred to a clerk
ship at tho same salary. Charles A. Stcxm,
formerly special Inspector of customs st
Chicago, has been reiiututod.
Tho llcrnld's Nentliur Forecast.
New York, April 23,-In tho Middle
states, today, fair to partly cloudy and
warm weather will prevail, with fir.i
southwesterly winds and slight tempera
ture changes, preeee'sd by light local rain
In tho northen districts. On Huiu.ay,
fair to partly cloudy, warm weuthor will
prevail, with frish southwesterly and
southerly winds, follow ea by rain in thu
western UUtrlcts ot this section.
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