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SCJTANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1897.
The Security of the
. Frontier Believed to
GATHERING OF THE FORCES
Vigilance Has Been Necessary
to Prevent An Uprising.
Prompt Movement of British Troops
Hirecttvc.-AII Unlet in the Kliybcr
l'nss nml Kurrtim Vnllcy--Goiicrnl
Illood Advances Nine Miles in the
Kwoct Vnlloy nml rinds No Signs of
Simla, Aug. 19. Tho rapid mobiliza
tion of tho British troops at Peshawar
nnd the activity of the military author
ities In pushing forward j enforcements
are regarded as assuring the safety of
the Indian frontier, no matter how
widespread may be the rising against
British rule. The British forces on the
border now number over 33,000 men.
The news from the frontier today is
All Is quiet at Shabkadr nnd there
are no signs of the Afrldls In the Kliy
bcr Pass. Up to a late hour last night
the Kurram valley was also quiet. Gen.
Blood has advanced nine miles along
the banks of the river In the Swat val
ley nnd has not found any signs of the
enemy. Tho Mlanguls have submitted
to the British authorities.
The above telegram only confirms tho
Impression that the British government
is fully capable of handling any incur
sions on the part of the Pathan tribes
on the frontier, the Peshawar, support
ed by Nowshera, and Rawal Plndi, be
ing the strongest garrisoned In tho
whole of the British empire. Only some
sign of an unfriendly attitude on tho
part of the Ameer of Cabul can make
the position seilous. The rapid mobil
ization of British troops at Peshawar
Indicates that as soon as the cold
weather sets In about October an
understanding with the Ameer will be
demanded. This Is quite a common ln-
Icldent In Anglo-Afghan politics.
CENTRAL AMERICA TO DIVIDE.
Creator Republic Not Apt to
Washington, D. C Aug. 19. Tho
Implications growing out of the re
fusal of the government of the Greater
Repbllc of Central America to receive
Captain W. L. Merry as the minister
of the United States seems likely to
disappear. Private advices from a
seml-publlc source In Nicaragua are
to tho effect that Costa Rica and Guat
emala, will In all probability, refuse
to proceed further with the scheme for
for the consolidation of the five repub
lics of Central America Into one nation
and that the present Greater Repub
lic, comprising of Salvador, Honduras
and Nicaragua, will dlslngrate at nn
early date In a general war.
The President telegraphed the State
Department, requesting that Captain
Merry delay his departure for a few
days until some Information In the
department on the subject Is sent him.
It is doubtful, Indeed, If anything
further will be done until the presi
dent's return from his vacation.
BIDS FOR POSTAL CARDS
Tor Next Tour Yonrs, tho F.stimntcd
Qunntity Required a, OTO.OOO, OOO.
Washington, August 19. Bids for
supplying the government with postal
enrds during tho four years beginning
December 1 next were opened at tho
postolTlco department today. The esti
mated quantity required during that
period Is 1,800,000,000 of the ordinary
or single large size cards; 20,000,000 of
the double or reply cards and 250,000,-
I 000 of the single small size.
Albert Daggert, ot this city, filed tho
lowest bid of 23.95 cents per thous-
land for the ordinary cards, though the
lowest bids on the other two classes,
40 and 18 cents per thousand lespect-
ively, were made by Russell & Lode-
RETURNED GOLD MINER IS LOST.
Friends of n Wisconsin .linn I'enr He
Una Mel I'oul IMav.
Plalnfleld, Wis., Aug. 9. Great anx
iety is experienced hero regarding Al
bert Gray of Grand Rapids, twenty
flvo miles west of here, who made a
fortune in the Alaska gold mines and
returned ns far as Seattle, Wash., and
wrote home from there on July 20 that
ho would soon be home. No truce of
him has since been found.
Telegrams havo been sent and some
received at his homo that he sold his
gold at the United States mint at San
Francisco and that he went to Chicago.
Nothing can be learned of him sine
July 20, and It is feared ho lias met
with foul play.
GALWAY AS A PORT OF CALL.
Sir Wilfrid Lnurlor, tho Cnnndinn
Premier, Inspected the Irish Port.
Londonderry, August 19. Sir Wil
frid Laurler, the Canadian premier,
sailed for Canada today.
He visited Galway yesterday, In or
der to learn tho views of the people
thera with reference to tho Canadian
mall steamship line and to Judge of
Galway'a suitability as a port of call.
Electrician Shocked to Donth.
New York, Aug. 19,-Gcorgo LeuthAu
son, master electrician for tho Bronx
Electric Light and Power company, was
shocked to death this morning; He
flipped nnd fell against a dynamo, and
2,000 vplts or tho electric ourrent passed
through his body.
STONED A COAL TRAIN.
X'lremnn lilttlo of tlie Clovolnnd, Lor
nlno and Wheeling It o nil, Injured.
Wheeling, W. Vn., Aug. 10. Un
known parties concealed In the brush
about the Cleveland. Loralne and
Wheeling railroad tracks at Barton
last night, nttacked a passing north
bound coal train. As the train passed
the spot a volley of stones was sent
at the trainmen, wherever one was In
view. Fireman Little was struck by
one of the Hying missiles and quite
Later another train at the same place
collided with a pile of empty oil bar
rels, which had been put upon the
track nnd fastened with a heavy rail.
Engineer Leggctt was looking for
trouble and was running the train
very slowly, and no damage was done.
Every effort Is being made by the
company authorities to apprehend the
THE PRESIDENT'S DOINGS.
Twcnty-rirst Infantry V. S. A. Agnin
Ucvicwcd--Golng to Troy.
Hotel Champlaln, N. Y Aug. 19.
The Twenty-first infantry, U. S. A.,
was again reviewed by the president
nnd party today. Postmaster-General
Gary, his wife and daughters, who ar
rived yesterday, were in the party to
day and witnessed tho guard mount
and dress parade.
Tho president and Secretary Alger
leave for Troy tonight, and after
spending the day there will return to
Bluff Point tomorrow night.
WHEAT IS STILL
ON THE tfUMP.
A Gain ot One nnd Onc-rourth Cents
in Price nt One Tlmo--An Estimate
of the Spring Crop.
New York, Aug. 19. Wheat gained
lUc. In price at one time today, es
tablishing another record figure for
the year, but lost many friends In so
doing. Conservative traders felt that
news from Europe did not warrant
such sensational jumps as the maiket
experienced today, and withheld their
support. The result was an irregular
list of values all day, covering a wide
range of prices. By putting forth all
their efforts the bulls succeeded in
runnlns September up to 0o cents,
or one and one-eighth cents above yes
terday's highest point, and l',c. higher
than last night's close. They were
aided by extreme nervousness among
shorts and strong news from the
northwest. Prominent authorities are
now estimating the spring wheat in
Minnesota and the Dakotas crop as
low as 125,000,000 bushels. A few weeks
ago 200,000,000 bushels was considered
a very conservative estimate. Today's
information to traders here claim that
threshing was late and the ears un
filled, owing to recent heavy rains,
suggesting the likelihood of a smaller
per cent, of the crop grading No. 1
Northern than for any year since 1SS8.
The quotations for No. 1. Northern
f. o. b. afloat In this market at one
time today on the nominal basis of 60
over September was 101, and No. 2
red, 994, to $1 f. o. b afloat, but
"dollar wheat" In trade acceptance of
the term refers to the September op
tion, in which most of the trading now
centers. At the best point today this
option was only 44 cents away from
the goal. It was found Impossible,
however, without constant support
from nil sides and a steady Euro
pean demand to maintain this pace,
and In the late afternoon prices gave
was suddenly, losing 1 cents on Sep
tember and 2J on December from the
highest point, under heavy and excit
ed selling by scalpers, foreign houses
and others. The close was very ner
vous on the bnsls of 91 cents for Sep
tember and 92 cents for December.
STEAMSHIP AS A HOTEL.
Tho Engeno Dcins Towed to Dnwsou
Portland, Ore., Aug. 19. The stern
wheel steamship Eugene, belonging to
the Portland and Alaskan Trading and
Transportation company started down
the river en her long trip to Dawson
City, which place she expects to reach
about Sept, 11. rrom Astoria the Eu
gene was towed by a tug to Victoria.
At the latter place she will bo taken In
charge by the steamship Bristol and
towed to St. Michael's.
The Eugene's passengers will go on
the Bristol to St. Michael's, and there
transfer to the Eugene for Dawson.
At Dawson City the Eugene will do du
ty as a hotel this winter.
TUMBLING SILVER PRICES.
A London Journal Thinks Wo Look
for Reopening of India's Mint,
London, August 19. The "AVestmln
ster Gazette" this afternoon, comment
ing upon the "demoralized sliver mar
ket." says: "We understand that the
Americans who today are forcing sales
will soon resume purchasing In antici
pation of the reopening of the Indian
Continuing, the "Westminster Ga
zette" questions the accuracy of the
view held In America that Great Brit
ain's reply will be favorable to the
monetary proposals of tho United
STORMS IN SILESIA.
Several Persons Killed by Lightning.
Typhus n Result of Floods.
Berlin, August 19. The greater part
of Silesia has been revisited by severe
storms and several persons have been
killed by lightning.
Typhus fever is rampant at Rogau,
In consequence of tho water used for
drinking there having become Infected
by tho refuse accumulated by the
Von Hntzfoiat-Wlldciiburg Not to
London, Aug. J9.-At tho Gorman em
bassy here it is denied that Count Von
Hatzfeldt-WUdenburg, the German am
bassador to the courj of St. James, in
tends to retire from the dlplomatlo ser
vice at tho end of the year, nnd that ho
will be succeeded by the German ambas
sador at St. Petersburg, Prince Von
Minister to Turkey tit Ills Pout.
Constantinople, Aug. 19. Dr. James B,
Angell, the new United States minister
to Xurkay. arxlvftd bora ttvlav.
The Diplomatic Note Is
AMERICAN POLICY REITERATED
Tho Letter Is Mnrkcd by Its Friendly
Expressions Toward Jnpnn nnd As
stirnnco Is Given That Japanese In
terests Will Ilo Protected in tho
Event of the Annexation of Hawnli.
Washington, Aug. 19. Secretary Sher
man has submitted to tho Japanese
government nn answer to Japan's last
note relating to the annexation of Ha
waii to the United States. The answer
was delivered to Mr. Hoshl, the Japan
ese minister, last Saturday. It Is In
reply to Japan's note of July 10, which
up to that time had not been acknowl
edged. Mr. Sherman's answer Is marked by
Its friendly expressions toward Japan,
which give special satisfaction In view
of the somewhat strained relations re
sulting from the previous correspond
ence. Two features are brought out by
the answer: It reiterates tho position
heretofore taken by the secretary of
state ns to the right and propriety of
annexing Hawaii to the United States.
With this, however, Is coupled an as
surance that tlfe Interests of Japan In
Hawaii will be fully safeguarded. It
also expresses satisfaction at the plan
of arbitration between Japan and Ha
waii, on the question of Japanese Im
migration to Hawaii.
The answer Is largely an elaboration
of Mr. Sherman's former letter, and
tho policies expresed In no way differs
from those previously laid down by
Minister Hoshl has cabled tho sub
stance of the answer to the Toklo gov
ernment, and the full text of the an
swer has been forwarded. It will not
reach Japan until Sept. 7, and no ac
tion may bo taken until the text Is be
fore the Japanese foreign office. The
Japanese legation Is reticent over the
dispatch, although there is no effort to
conceal the satisfaction felt over the
friendly spirit displayed throughout
Mr. Sherman's answer. The attention
of the Toklo government has been par
ticularly directed toward these expres
sions of good will.
NAVAL OFFICERS IN TROUBLE.
Thoy Accepted Queen's Jubilee
, Souvenirs Without Authority.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 19. Some
of the naval officers who accompanied
the cruiser Brooklyn to the Queen's
Jubilee ceremonies, have unexpectedly
fallen Into trouble, and a way out has
not yet presented Itself. One day In
London a party of officers from the
Brooklyn were being shown through
various public buildings by tho keeper
of the queen's privy purse. While
making the rounds he ordered that
some medals be struck off, and gave
one to each of his guest as a souvenir.
All of them accepted tho present and
brought the pretty llttlo trinkets home.
After returning to this country one
of the officers became worried "by the
fear that ho had transgressed the rules
and regulations. He made a statement
of the case to the secretary of tho navy,
and received a reply that such a
mpdal, even if presented ns a souvenir,
could not be accepted without a special
act of congress. The other ofllcers of
the Brooklyn who accepted these med
als are, however, holding on to their
gifts and saying nothing about it.
FRANCE AND RECIPROCITY.
Sherman Acknowledges Overtures
From tho French Government.
Washington, Aug. 19. Secretary Sher
man has acknowledged the recent over
ture of the French government through
Ambassador Patenotre, for negotiating
a reciprocity treaty between the United
States and France under the reciproci
ty clause of tho new tariff law, and the
secretary adds an assurance that he
hopes to take un this Important sub
ject at an early day.
It will be tho first effort towards
practical application of the reciproci
ty clause of the new law, and to some
extent It will shape the future action
of the government on the treaties to
ho negotiated. In view of this, care
ful Investigation Is being made of the
status of trade between France and the
United States as a preliminary to ne
gotlalon. LIVING WITH A BROKEN NECK.
Sustained tho Fracture Diving From
Brooklyn, N. Y Aug. 19. Maurice
Grogan, 22 years old, Is at Long Island
hospital, with ab roken neck, Grogan
nnd his companions were turning som
ersaults from the end of n springboard
at the bath house, when ho struck the
water vertically and failed to curve his
body sufficiently to cause It to rise
quickly to the surfacf. The result was
that ho struck the heavy oak planking
on tho bottom, head on.
When Grogan rose to the surface ho
was unconscious. An nmbulance was
summoned and the man thereupon
taken to the hospital. The doctors
think ho may recover.
HANGED FOR ASSAULT.
Harvey Dobnrry Proclaims His Inno
cence From the Gnllows.
Memphis, Tenn.. August 19. Harvey
Deberry, colored, was hanged In tho
jail yard this morning. Deberry pro
tected his Innocence while on the gal
iows. Deberry was hanged for attempted
assault on a seven-year-old girl on
October 8, 1S90. This Is the first legal
hanging for this crime in Tennesase.
Farmer Ulowi HimsolfUp.
Rockart, Ga Aug. 19. W. B, L. Davis,
a wealthy farmer, was killed this morn
ing by the accidental explosion ot dyna
mite cartriages, which ho had placed un.
der a stove for the purpose of drying
them. Tho house was wrecked.
Sir Artillorymen Killed.
Belgrade, Aug. 19. A dispatch from
Nlsosh iaya that during gunnery prac
tice thero today a shell belonging to otio
of the guns of the fortress exploded, kill
ing six artillerymen and badly injuring
RAILROAD TO KLONDIKE'
Canndlnn Engineers to Survey n Itouto
to tho Cold Molds.
Ottawa, Ont., Aug, 19. Tho Hon.
Clifford Slfton, minister of the Interior,
has decided to accompany Major
Walsh, the new provincial governor
of the Yukon district, as far as Taglsg,
so that he may be able to see the con
dition of affairs connected with tho
transportation of supplies to tho Yu
kon. The party will leave Victoria, B.
C by tho government steamship Qua
dra on the 2Gth Inst., for Dyea. The
now registrar, Lieutenant-Colonel
Henry Aylmer, has resigned his posi
tion. He is not able, on account of
his health, to stand the vigorous cli
mate. Mr. Jennings, C. E., ot Toronto, and
a survey party, will leave Victoria, B,
C, about September 26. They will go
to survey a route for a railway en Can
adan soil leading toward the Interior.
Mr. Jennings Is now here preparing for
INTERPRETING THE TARIFF.
The Question Ilniscd ns to Discrimi
nntiug Duties n Hard One.
Washington, Aug. 19. It was tho
general opinion that tho decision ot the
attorney general en tho Question of tho
application of the discriminating duty
provision in tho Dlngley tariff law
would be reached today, but Its con
sideration hai required more time than
was expected. Mr. McKenna was busy
tcday in examining the briefs of at
torneys In the case, tho last of which
was filed with the attorney general last
He said today thct he might not be
nble to reach a. decision before Satur
day. He will hasten his examination
with all the speed consistent with the
great Importance of the case. All the
lawyers' briefs are long, especially that
of ex-Scretary Carlisle, which compris
es 25,000 words cf typewritten matter.
PRICES OF WOOLS ADVANCED.
Boston Dealers Itnise Thnm Two to
Three Cents All Around.
Boston, Aug. 19. Boston wool houses
have today advnnced the price of wool
from 2 to .'! cents all around. Dealers
already report a scarcity and a promin
ent one said today that If the present
demand from the manufacturers con
tinues until Jan. 1, America will have
to import wool.
East Greenwich", R. I., Aug. 19. The
Phoenix Woolen mill will start every
loom next Monday, and enough orders
have been received to keep them going
for several months The mill has been
operated only In part for the past two
SEAMAN TO BE FLOGGED.
Tho Piinlshmont for Insubordination
in tho British N'nvy.
Portsmouth, August 19. The court
martial yesterday of two seamen of the
JJrltlsh battleship Royal Sovereign de
veloped the fact that the complaints
made were greatly exaggerated. The
prisoners tried pleaded guilty of gross
Insubordination and of striking their
One of them were sentenced to a
year's penal servitude and the other
was condemned to receive twenty
four lashes and to undergo three
months penal servitude. Both of the
seamen were dismissed from the ser
vice. STRANGE DEATH OF A CHILD.
Accidcntly Smothered by Falling
From Its lied.
New York, Aug. 19. Eleven-months-old
Jerome Jones met death In strange
fashion last night at his parents' home,
73 Greenwich street. The baby had
been put to bed, and a bicycle was
placed at tho bedside to prevent his
falling out. Jerome rolled for.ward,
and his foot caught in the sprocket
The child fell out of the bed through
the frame of the wheel, and, landing
face downward In a rug, was suffo
cated. WOMAN FORGER SENTENCED.
Fined nnd Imprisoned for Selling
Spurious Milrnge Hooks.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 19. May Ander
son, who was arrested In connection
with the sale of forged Baltimore and
Ohio mileage books, was yesterday
sentenced to pay a fine of $500 and
costs and to servo six months In tho
If her fine Is not paid she will have
to remain In prison for four years. Tho
woman wept blttetly when sentence
was passed, and shrieked as she was
taken from the court room.
AN EXPLOSION OF DUST.
A Little Girl Killed nnd Several Per
sons Injured nt Davenport.
Davenport, la,, August 19. An ex
plosion of dust knocked out two walls
of the elevator of tho Davenport syrup
refinery today. John Rapp and .liihii
Kuhn, two men In the cupola, were
forced to Jump sixty feet and were
badly Injured. William Wolf, a farmer,
was fatuliy crushed and his 11-year-ed
daughter was killed, Frank Stev
ens was also injured.
The building took fire Immediately
and was destroyed. Loss, $15 000, In
guied. METEOR EXPLODES.
A Glowing .11 ass Startled Racing Men
New York, Aug. 19. It was reported
this afternoon that a glowing meteor
fell In the midst of a thunder storm
near Sheepshead Bay village, on Long
Island. It fell In a marsh and was
visible as it descended from a bank of
ruin clouds. Just before It struck the
ground It exploded with a report like
the discharge of a small field pleco.
The flash of the meteor was seen
from the race track at Brighton Beach,
and the explosion was heard there dls
tlnctly. Warship With n Mutinous Crow.
London, Aug. 19. A petty officer of tho
cruiser -Leander, which is now at Ply
mouth, under orders to proceed to the
Pacific, has -written a letter to his father
predicting that thero will be a mutiny
on board tho vessel. He saya that several
of tho crew have resolved to desert when
CITY FOR CUBA
Tbc Fifth Filibustering Expedition Gets
A BIG CARGO OF ARMS CARRIED
Tho Cuban Insurgents Ilnvo Been
Itccciving Succor for the Past Few
Months--Movcmcnts Cnrofully Car
Atlantic City, N. J Aug. 19. The
Cuban Insurgents have been receiving
succor from this city for the past four
months, and so carefully has the
movement been engineered that no ink
ling of any such enterprise leaked out
until tonight. Since last April no less
than five filibustering expeditions have
started from the Inlet, and all have
been eminently successful. The Span
ish authorities suspected that some
such movement was in progress, but
tney had been unable to secure proor.
The different expeditions got off under
the very eyes of the Spanish agents
and a horde of private detectives. Large
amounts of ammunition nnd provisions
have been safely put aboard waiting
Tho last-affair of this kind occurred
yesterday at high water. Several sloops
left the Inlet, each being loaded to Its
full capacity. The munitions of war
were carried in barrels, and were hid
den under a quantity of Chesapeake
fungi. The contraband articles consist
ed of twelve rapld-flre guns, six dyna
mite guns of the latest pattern, and
60,000 rounds of ammunition for small
arms. The goods were so carefully
concealed that no one suspected their
A steamer lay some eight or nine
miles off the coast, and It was to her
that the articles were taken. Every
thing was put aboard with little diffi
culty, and the filibuster then weighed
anchor and started for the south.
The captains of the boats used to
transport the ammunition to the wait
ing steamer had several narrow es
capes from detection. Three of them
were stopped and questioned by de
tectives, but they gave replies that
threw their questioners oft the scent.
OFF IN A GALE.
Last Thursday a similar expedition
got safely off. A heavy northeast gale
prevailed on that day and the watch
ing agents of the Spanish government
do;lded that no captain would be fool
hardy enough to attempt to take goods
out In such weather. Tho made a mis
take. The goods were taken out and
safely put aboard a vessel that lay
The Cubans are supposed to have a
large quantity of amunttlon still stored
here Juat how they smuggled the
goods Into the city Is unknown, "but
their system must be almost perfect
to enable them to successfully elude
tre vigilance of the Spanish. Agents
of the Cuban Junta are permanently
located her;, and they are In constant
communication with the Cuban leaders
In Philadelphia and Ne.v York. The
amount of ammunition sent out from
here since April Is said to be enor
mous. The dynamite and rapid-fire
guns were of the moat approved pat
tern, and the cartridges of the best
A Cuban sympathizer Is authority
for the statement that all the dynamite
used by the Insurgents In the recent
attack on the Spanish strongholds at
Havana was shipped from this city.
The Cubans hero think that they can
successfully continue operations for an
SHOE STRIKE IN DETROIT.
Pingree nnd Smith's Employes Dis
satisfied With Arbitration.
Detrlot, Aug. 19. Pingree & Smith's
shoo factory, the only union shop In
the city, was tied up at noon today by
a strike of the bottomers.
About 700 hands are affected. The
firm Is willing to arbitrate the differ
ences but the men claim they have al
ways got the worst of arbitration and
demand an Increase In tho price of
work on certain grades of shoes.
PAYING OFF DEPOSITORS.
The Phcnix Snvln8"" Unnk of Rhodo
Islnnd Settling with Customers.
Fhenlx, R. I., Aug. 19. Tho suspended
Phenlx Savings bank began this week
to pay depositors a dividend of 25
per cent. The run on tho bank, which
wus one of the biggest savings Institu
tions In the state, 3 a heavy one.
So many people were at the 'bank at
one time yesterdny that It was found
necessary to close the doors and allow
only twenty-five depositors Inside at
TO TUNNEL THE CASCADE.
Work to Begin Tomorrow by
Grrnt Northern Itnllrond.
Seattle, Wash'., Aug. 19. Actlvo work
on tho tunnel of the Great Northern
railroad In tho Cascade mountains will
commence tomorrow. Tho tunnel will
be two and one-half miles long, six
teen feet wide and twentv-threo feet
It will cost $2,000,000 and require two
years In building. It will reduce the
ascent by 1,000 feet.
ACCIDENT TO FAURE'S SHIP.
Tho Cruiser Ilrulx Rctnrns to Dun
kirk with Mnchlnory Disabled.
Dunkirk, Aug. 19. The French cruis
er Bruix, which with the cruiser Sur
ccuf wn8 escorting tho cruiser Poth
uau, with President Faure and his
eulte on board, on the way to Cron
stadt, has returned hero with her ma
'lie battleship Dupuw do Lome has
stinted to replace the Bruix,
Annichlsts fur America.
London, Aug. 19. In anarchlstlo circle
here It Is stated that a number ot extlod
Spanish anarchists, who recently arrlvod
In England, started this morning for
Madrid, Aug. 19. Unconfirmed reports
are In circulation at Valencia to the effect
that the Carllsts In the district ot Chelva
a ra nr.-iui.rlii ft ia sJba.
An Increase lor July of Moro Thnn
I ivo Million Dollars.
Washington, Aug. 19. The monthly
statement of the collections of Internal
revenue show tho total collections dur
ing July to have been $19,472,658, an In
crease ns compared with July, 189G, of
$5,213,976. The receipts from the sev
eral sources of revenue during July and
tho Increase or decrease as compared
with the same month last year are
given as follows: Spirits, $7,137,59, In
crease $3S5,895; tobacco, $2,445,515, de
crease $12,928; fermented liquors $8,758,
798, Increase $4,864,451; oleomargarine
$109,848, decrease $18,401; miscellaneous
$20,902, decrease $9,039.
The exceptional Increase in the re
ceipts from fermented liquor was due
to the large purchases of beer stamps
In anticipation of the Increased tax
from 92 cents to $1 per barrel.
PRESIDENT M'KINLEY'S PLAN.
Proposed Trip to Saratoga,
Washington, August 19. According
to Information received here the pro
posed visit of President MoKlnley to
Saratoga has been abandoned on ac
count of Mrs. McKlnley's health. Tho
extra travel which would be Incurred
would be too fatiguing for her, It is
thought. The presidential party will
go to Troy this afternoon as the guests
of Governor Black, returning to Bluff
Point tomorrow night.
The president will visit tho Water
vllet Gun factory and will hold a pub
lic reception while at Troy. The party
Is to leave Lake Champlaln permanent
ly on Monday next, when the G. A. R.
encampment at Buffalo will bo visited.
TROLLEY CAR IN COLLISION.
Three Pnsscnuers Injured in Ningnrn
Niagara Falls, Aug. 19. A collision
between a trolley car of the local street
rallwny lino to Echota and a freight
engine of the Niagara Junction rail
way occurred at the Buffalo avenue
crossing last evening, resulting in the
Injury of three passengers.
The Injured are: Mrs. F. J. Peter
son, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, head
cut, legs cut and badly bruised and In
ternal injuries feared; Mrs. Fmlgh, of
Woodstock, Ontarla, mother of Mrs.
Peterson, shoulder bone broken, arms
and legs cut and bruised, condition seri
ous; Anna Peterson, the llt,tle daugh
ter of Mrs. Peterson, legs cut and badly
AMERICAN LEGION OF HONOR.
A Now Tnblo of Hntcs and Assess
Buffalo, N. Y., August 19. Two ses
sions of the supreme council of the
American Legion of Honor were held
yesterday. The morning session was
entirely taken up with the discussion
of the proposed change in tho by-laws
of the organization, which was finally
adopted. The table of rates of assess
ment designated as the "new" table
The option heretofore allowed mem
bers Is now removed, and the new
table of assessment rates becomes ap
plicable to all members.
THE CONSTANTINOPLE BOMBS.
Throo Armenians Arrested in Con
nection with tho Outrage.
Constantinople, Aug, 19. Three ar
rests have been made hero as a re
sult of the bomb explosions here yes
terday. All prisoners are Armenians.
The author of the explosion which took
place In the offices of the grand vizier
Is a native of Kalsarleh. His hand
was Injured by the explosion.
The police are actively searching
the Armenian quarter for accomplices
of the bomb-throwers, and the streets
are thoroughly patrolled by troops and
Christian F.ndonvor Ite-Union.
Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 19. The Chris
tlan Endeavor reunion at Mount Alto to
day was attended by several thousand
people. Thero were song services and ad
dresses by Professor Lowe and wife, of
Philadelphia; Rev. C. A. Oliver, of York,
state superintendent of Christian En
deavor evangelistic work; President Rev,
Allen B. Phillips, of Philadelphia; Rev. L.
W. Munhall, of Germantown, and Rev.
George B. Stewart, of Harrlsburg.
Liverpool, Aug. 19. Arrived; Germanic.
from New York; Bremen, Saalo, from
New York, via Plymouth and Cherbourg,
Qyeenstown Sailed: Majestic (from Liv
erpool) for New York. Boulogne Sailed:
Rotterdam (from Rotterdam) for New
York. New York Sailed: Furst Bis
marck, for Hamburg,
The Herald's Weather Forecast.
Now York, Aug. 20. In tho middle states
and New England, today, fair weather
will prevail, with fresh southwesterly to
northwesterly winds and nearly station
ary, followed by lower temperature, pre
ceded by local rain or thunder storms In
the northern districts ot this section and
In New England. On Saturday, In both ot
those sections, fair, slightly warmer
weather and fresh to light northwesterly
and westerly winds wll prevail, followed
by Increasing cloudiness and rain in tho
THE NEWS THIS M0KNINU.
Weather Indications Todays
General Threo Conventions' Busy
iEnglanda Trouble on tho Indian Fron
tier. Sherman's Reply to Japan.
Filibustering Expedition Leaves At
Sport Baso Ball Games.
Dobbs Gets the Flsttc Decision.
State Deputies of tho Order of Elks
Stato News In Brief.
Comn.ents of tho Press.
Local Conentlons' Busy Day (Con
cluded), Total Abstainers Listen to Officers'
I. C. B. U. Sessions Clote.
Local Mayor Names New Board of
First District Convention.
Local Examinations of Would-Be
Decision In tho Jermyn Cose.
Local West Bide and City Suburban.
Neighboring 'ounty Happenings.
JJinarLfliil juu , CommavnlaV, J
Conventions Disposed of a
a Great Deal of
WORK OF THE GRAND LODGE
Number of Reports Were Con
sidered at Length.
At Last Night's Snsslon Lebanon Was
Selected ns tho Placo for Holding
tho Next Meeting of tho Grand
Lodgo--Mnny Knights Went on tho
Excursion to FnrvlcW"Dclogat09
to tho I. C. 11. U. Convention DIb.
lioso of the Business Thoy Woro
Called Together to Consider nnd
Adjourned Slno Dlc--Work of tho
C. T. A. U. Convention.
C. M. DEEM,
Of Reading, Who Retires From the Of
fice of Grand Outer Guard.
Three long sessions of tho Grand
lodge of the Knights of Pythias wero
held yesterday. The afternoon session
was extended an hour longer than
usual and it was also found necesary
to have an evening session to dispose
of the large amount of business beforo
the lodge. At the night session It was
decided to hold the next meeting at
Lebanon. The rain last evening and
night played sad havoc with Camp H.
N. Dunnell and few of the Knights re
Tho delegates to the Irish Catholic
Benevolent union yesterday afternoon
concluded the business that brought
them together and adjourned slno die.
Providence, R. I., was selected as tho
next place of meeting.
At tho convention ot the Catholic
Total Abstinence union officers wero
elected and Boston sufected ns tho
place for holding the next convention.
Tho convention today will adjourn slno
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
All morning tho session of the Grand
lodge was exclusively devoted to a con
sideration of the recommendations con
tained In the report of tho finance com
mittee appointed to devise a way out ot
the lodge's present financial stringency.
The discussion continued into the af
ternoon session, when some definite ac
tion was taken.
The committee had suggested an In
crease of the per capita tax from 20 to
30 cents for two years to pay Grand
lodge expenses. The proposition cre
ated ardent debate not only as to Its
wisdom, but also on the question of de
ferring action to next year, A motion
to the latter effect was lost by a voto
of 2C4 to 15.
A voto on the resolution to increase
tho per capita tax to 30 cents was not
recorded until 3 o'clock, when It was
lost by a vote of 154 to 130,
Later It was voted to increase the tax
to 21 cents for each two years.
An important suggestion of tha
finance committee was approved reduc
ing the mileage of the grand tribunal
from four to three cents per mile and
their compensation from $3 to $2 per
The afternoon'sbuslnesswns not com
pleted until C o'clock, It having been
voted at 5 o'clock to continue the ses
sion one hour beyond the usual hour in
order to avoid convening at night.
Tho evening session convened at 7.30
o'clock. The early business included
the official report on the competitive
drill at Laurel Hill park on Wednes
day. A vote of thanks was extended
to the Scranton citizens who contrib
uted to the prize fund.
The report of Grand Chancellor Dun
nell, which was submitted on Tuesday,
was considered serlatum.
So niuc,h time was consumed in tho
early proceedings that the session had
to conclude with choosing a placo for
next year's meeting. Lebanon, Har
rlsburg, Reading and Philadelphia
were proposed and the former was
selected, Lancaster and Altoona had
been boomed up to yesterday noon, but
in view of their comparatively small
following they were not proposed when
the nominations were made.
Nominations will be made today ot
officers to serve for ono .year, begin
ning at the close ot the '93 convention.
This is done in order to permit a vota
among tho subordinate lodges. In case
the voto for any particular candidate
does not show a majority large enough
for a choice the election Is decided in
tho Grand lodge.
The installation of the newly-elected
officers will alBO take place today.
It is hardly probable that tho bual-
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