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SrOflTlO a lock H"1""' 1 ClgO I i" tion off 'A Study in Scarlet." Early p ters today on page 7. I Scrmrton (ftribunc. Page 7 Follow Sher lock Holmea in liis solu tion of "A Study in Scarlet.'' ESarly chap ters today on page 7. EKiHT PAGES 5G OLl MXS. SCRATsTON, PA.f THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY IS, 1S!4. TWO CENTS A COPY. YOU Will KICK Y0UR8ELF IF 111 SHOULD FAIL TO REA "A STUDY 1 8WLET. QUISLE WILL SELL BOWS Offers Thirty Millions to Supply the Deticlt la the Reserve. BEAR THREE PER CENT. INTEREST Proposals Will Be Received at the Treasury Department, Office of the Secretary, until Feb. I Proposals Should State the Amount of Bonds Desired, Whether Registered or Coupon, and the Premium the Sub scriber Proposes to Pay. Washington, Jan, 17. THE following is the text or tha circular which Secretary Car lisle ha just issued : "By vir tue of tba authority contained iu the act antitled, 'An act to provid for the resumption of snecie pay ments, ' upprovd Jan. 14, 1875, the secretary of the treasury hereby otter for public subscription an isuo of lionda of th United State to tha amount of W,000, 000, iu either regis tered or coupon form, iu denomina tions of iiO aud upward, redeemable in coin at the pleasure of the uoveru tnent after tan years from the date of their issue, and baariuu interest, pay able quarterly in coin, at the raw of 5 per cent, par annum. ''Proposals for the whole or any part of these bonds will be received at the treasury department, office of the sec retary, until II o'clock noon, Feb. 1. 1894 Proposals should state the amount of bonds d'sired, whether registered or coupon, and the premium which the subscriber proposas to pay, the place where it is desired that the bonds shall ba delivered and the office, whether that of the treasurer of the United States or an assistant trasursr of the United States, where it will be most convenient for the subscriber to deposit the amount of his subscription. Failure to specify tht above particulars may cause the proposal to be rejected. RESTRICTIONS AS TO BIDS. "As soon as practicable, after Febru ary 1, the allotment of bonds will be made to tha highest bid lers therefor, but no proposal will be considered at a lower price than 1 17.')23, which is tba equivalent of a 3 per cenc. bond at par. and the right to reject any and all pro posals is hereby expressly reserved. In case the bids entitled to allotment ex ceed the bonds to be issued, they will be allotted pro rata. 'Notices of the date of delivery of the bonds will be sent to the subscrib ers to whom allotmouts are made, as soon as practicable, and within tn dava from the date of such notice, sub scriptions must ba paid in United States gold coin to the treasurer or such as sistant treasurer of the United States as the subscriber has designated, and if not so paid the proposal may be re jected. "The bonds will be dated Feb 1, 1894, and when payment is made there for, as above, accru-d interest on both principal and premium from Feb. 1 to date of payment, at the rate of interest realized to the suhsTibir on his in vestment will be added. All proposals should ba addressed tn the secretary of the treasury, Washington, D. C, and should be distinctl y marksd 'proposals for aubscriptions to 5 per MDl bonds. ' " SOME ACTION NECESSARY. The action of Secretary Carlisle in announcing a bond issuo was not gen erally known even in treasury circles when the department closed today. Among officials who are cognizant of his intention, the opinion was ex pressed that he acted none too soon. Treasury gold ia rapidly on the de cline. The loss today was S3 000, and since the first of the month the gold balance has declined from $80 891.000 to 75.684 915, with present indications that it fall below $70,000,000 tomorrow. The bonds are, of course, to be purchased for gold ouly so the treasury gold will be built np to tha extent of the bond issue. This, howevar, it Is anticipated, may only give temporary repef. (iold may be paid into the treasury for bonds one day and the very next the same gold may be withdrawn by presnntinir legal tender notes or coin cei tificates for re demption. Tha affect of the bond issne, how ever, will ba to give the treasury more money whether gold or currency is im material, and ease np government finance at ltast for the present. Nw York finnktrs Say Thura Is No Doubt of Its Sucoes New York, Jan. 18 The Washing ton report that Secretory C-irlisle will ifsne 0 per cent, bonds on a 8 per cent, basis as soon as they can be prepared, meets with almost general approval by bankers here. There is no question nbout the success of the loan, so bank ers say, and the bonds can be floated easily, either by popular subscription or through syndicate. STATE WOOL GROWERS PROTEST Aaalmt tha Passage of Fraa Duty Sao tlon of Wilson Bill. Cannonpiiuro, Jun. 17 Two hun dred wool growers from Washington and Green conntiea, Pennsylvania, and Harrison county, Ohio, the largast pro ducing centres in America, represent ing tha National Dolane Merino Sheep Breeders oasociation, met in annual convention this morning. With one exception they protested ngainst the passage of the Wilson tariff bill. The one Democrat was John B. McBride, who assarted free wool meant higher wool BROKE THROUGH THE ICE. Six Men Naarljr Lost Tholr Uvea In Ef fort to Save a Boy. Albany, Jan. 17. De Witt Spring aiein, 18 years old, was drowned in the river here last night while skating. His father, hia brother Arthur, Sergeant of Police Lonergan, Patrolman Dunn and two citizens, Edward Hurley and Thomas Mulleney, went to his rescue JOnN and the entire party broke through tho Kor li.lt' nit tt.Aiit. tii. man mill hnvH struggled iu the Wtr, A great crowd aauiereu on the iiooK ana ine axeur meut was intense. In their efforts to climb uiion the ic thev made an open space ot twenty yards square. i him ii was if-. ".if l m an almost me lesa condition, but will recover. The rust were receded, with the exception ot young BprinffSteln, whose body is still uuder the ice. BROTHERHOOD CHIEFS IN CONCLAVE. Met the Oriovane Coramltt of Colum bus, Hockiutf Valley aud Toledo. COLOMBO, O , Jan. 17. F, P Sar gent, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen; S. A Wilkinson , of tha Railway Trainmen' organizi tion;P. M, Arthur, of the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineer, and K. E. Clark, of the Brotherhood of the Conductors, came here tonight. They met the grievance committee of the employes of the Columbus, Hocking aliey and Toledo Ksihvav company, whose wages Monday were cut 10 per cent They have to work thirteeu hours now to make living wages. M'KANE PUT TO FLIGHT. Fir Drove Rim Out With $250,000 Tucked Undsr Ula Arm New York, Jan. 17 John Y. Mo Kane was caught In a fire iu 38 Court street, Brooklyn, last night, and was partly overcome by smoke. The buildinit adjoins his office, aud is oppo lite City Hall. He packed up and carried out a package of e curiti said to be worth $250,000. The Amarantn Dramatic society was rehars iug in the burning mourners maue an ex it not on the programme. Adytum lodge, Free and Accopteil Masons, also adjourne 1 in a hurry. It took the fire men an hour and a half to put out the bli ze. and all the street car lines run ning past there to the Bridge were blocked. The building is owned by Se th Low. It was damaged $20,000. INSIST THE FIGHT WILL OCCUR. Th Duval Club I Beady for Troop and Governor Mitchell. Jacksonville, Jan. 17. Tonight the Duval Athletic club furnltbed the Unted Press eorreirjondent with the following: "Th- Duval Athletic clnb make this their final and most positive announcement, that the Corbett-Mitcli-Ml cutest will taice place on Jan. 25, 1804. Reports have been sent out that (iovernor Mitchell has ordered troops to Jacksonville for the sole purpose of suppressing the contest. "Notwitustanding these reports the club reiterates its past assertions and for a week has been arranging for an emercency of this kind. Should troops be sent bore we will not sui.ject our patrons to the slightest danger of any kind. So thorough and complete are our arrangement that should an emergency of any kind arise on the morning nf the 25th, we are prepared to handle G.00O people with the great est convenience." HENRY HEIST WAS HANGED. T.ie Murderer of Emanuel Monn Ex outed Yesterday at Gettysburg. GlTTYRBCRG, Jan. 17. Henry Heist was hanged in the jail yard today, ami died protesting his innocence. He Dassed a quiet night and ate a good breakfast, ,U. 11 04 a. m. the march to the gallows began, the procession moving down the corridor and out the south door The scaffold was within a few feet of the exist, and at 11.05 the prisoner stood over the trap on the scaffold. With him were the sl.eriff. Rv. Hugh Gilchrist, of tho Presbyterian church, and the district attorney. Heist said a few words protesting hia innocence and forgiving his enemies. His last, words were: "I die an innocent man. " LANCASTER'S DYNAMITE SCARE. A Bomb Placed Against a Buil linsr and Found by th Pol'o. Lancaster, Jan. 17 A great senaa tiou was caused here this morning by the discovery of a dynamite bomb, which had been place t against a four story bnildlngnn Grant street, adjoin ing the postofflce. The bomb contained half a ponnd of dynamite encased iu the lead pipe carefully closed with nitro glycerine caps and fuse. The latter had been lighted, bnt for some reason had failed to burn. There is no clue to the dyna miters, whose object in trying to blow np the building is unknown. Mw BRIEF FLASHES FROM THE WIRES. DISCUSSION IN Exhibitors' loss by the World's fair fire will he only 5'),000. Overflowing rivers In Washington and Idaho are doing great damage. A thousand yellow flngs tell the story of Kansas City's epidemic of moasles. Over 190,000,000 passenger were rnrried by the Chicago City Railway company In 1810. South Dakota's governor pnt on the su preme beuch H. (1. Fuller, a native of Now York. Thomas HigKlns has been sentenced nt Chicago to be hanged March 'A for mur dering Peter McCoey. To pay tho debt on Talmag.i's Brooklyn taheruncle a 10-cent admission fee for strangera Is proposed. By the bursting of a Big Four freight engine at Winchester, Ind., Fireman Rankin was scalded to death. Overpowering Watchman Day at Hchultz & Co. 'a factory, in Ziuesville, O., three masked men made a (4,(1110 haul. As the result of her run from Honolulu, tho revnnuu cutter Corwln will have to bu laid up for repairs at Sau Francisco. Finding Frank Holland In his wife's room, Captain Uilinnr, of Ureemboro, N. C, shot and wounded him, nnd will got a divorce. After three years' silence. Rev Benjamin Baldwin, a Methodist clergyman,, confesses to killing William Henshaw, of Richmoud, iud., his rival iu love. The big English locomotive Tolornan, now at Milwaukee, is a failure. When ever anv errru hauling is reqnired, hor boiler cannot furnish enough steam to operato tho four cylinders. BOTH HOUSES Cutting Remarks iu the Seuate About the Federal Election Laws, DEMOCRATIC UNION IS SECURED Free Wool Clause of the Wilson Bill to Take Effect at the Same Timo as the Other Provisions of the Act. Surprise at the Result of the Vote Which Indicates That Some Demo crates Fear the Hostility of Their Constituents Who Arc Engaged in Raising Sheep. Washington. Jan. 17. H FTER the presentation of the lA usual number of remonstrances m aaiust tho Wilson tariff bill, in Oil the senate this iiiorniuir the reso lution offered yesterday by Mr. Call, Florida, for an examination into the condition of the civil service of the Uuited States and as to the expediency of it retrenchment or its increase, was laid before the seuate, nnd Mr Berty, Arkansas, expressed hia hostil ity to any further exteusion of the Itrvlce, characterizing the whole as a great humbug. Ho was told by Mr. Call that the resolution had nothing whatever to do with party politic. It was simply on. the question of appor tionmeut of civil employes among the states in proportion to population. The resolution was debated by a number of senators until the morning expired at 2 p.m. The resolution wont over without action, aud the bouse bill to repeal the federal election laws was taken up as the unfinished business. Mr. Chandler, New Hampshire, offered an amendment a an additional sectiou, giving congress the right to appoint a watcher at the poll In each precinct, aud argued in favor of it. NO FEDERAL Sl'PliRVlSION, Mr. Gorman, Maryland, declared the t anion of the Democratic side to be that there should be no federal super vision of elections whatever. If the people and the laws of the state are not competent to do it, then popular gov ernment is a failure, he said. Mr. Hoar, Massacbusetta. sugcrosted the query, 'What right the United States had, at all, in the selection of members of congress, intimating that th constitution gave control in that matter to congress. " In response to Mr. (fray's question as to when 'a final vote on this bill could be taken, Mr. C'uindler said he was nnwilliug to go on with the de bate in the absence of the senior sena tor from New York, the cause of whose absence the Democrats prob ably knew. When he returned, Mr. Chandler sail, he would proceed with the debate and let it cuius to a vote at the earliest possible moment, Mr. Frye, of Maine, said it was hard to debate the question when there was no affirmation to which to reply. The southern men had introduced the pend ing bill in the house, and they brought in the northern men as their allies. Mr. Frye said he would like to hoar soinathiniraaid by these southern men. The Democratic party was torn and divided on all other qivstions, but it was noticaable that when a proposition comes up to open the ballot boi to frauds, the Democratic party arrays itself in a solid body, of one mind and enthnsinstic to tho point of absolute silence. He was not certain bnt that this bilt had heen brought forward for the purpose of uniting tho Democratic party. IMPORTANT HOUSE ACTION, Very important action was taken in the house today, or rather in commit tee of tho whole, on th free wool clause of the Wilson tariff bill. An amendment had ben offered by Mr. Wilson himself that that clause should notgointo effect until the first of Au gust. 1894, Mr Payne. New York, moved to make the data Oct. 1, 1898, and Mr. BoWCiy, California, moved to make it 81st December. 1898 But Mr. Johnson, Ohio, came in at a substitute making clause take effect at the same time a tho bill itself shall take effect, and t his substitute was car ried by a vote of 112 to 103. The pro ceeding were further enlivened by a discussion In which Messrs. Cockran, (Dun., N. Y.)and WalkerlHep., Mass.) took leading parte, and iu which other members participated. An amandment offered by Mr. Burrows (Rep., Mich ,) to substitute the wool Bection of the McKtnley act for that reported in the Wilson bill wa discussed during the remainder of the day 'a session, no con clusion having been reached on it when the roenss was taken at 5 80. COMMITTEE'S FIRST SETBACK. The vote by which the free wool clause wa passed was about evenly di vided botween the Democrats and Re publicans. It was the first setback the committee baa recived. The commit tee amendment fixed Aug. 1 as the date when the free wool clause should beconio operative The snbstitute submitted by Mr. Johnson, of Uhio, made wool free from the data of the signing of the bill. All the Demo cratic matubors of the ways nnd meana committee, incluling Mr. Bryan, of Nebraska, who is a practical free trader, opposed tho substitute. DoWitt Warner, of New York, who is also a free trader, was another Democrat who stood with the committee. Mr. Warner subsequently said that th adoption of the substitute would temporarily para lyc the woolen trade, in that it left tho date indefinite when wool shall come in free. It was noticed, too, that the Republican in under who repre sent districts iu whicu woolen manu factories, are local" I. opposed the sub stitute. Other Republicans who voted in the affirmative defended their action on the ground that tho committee's amendment gave no substantial relief to the farmer. . Affilcultural Sootety'a Offlosr. HaJUUIBUru. .lau. 17. These offlcors of the State Agricultural society were elected at the annual meeting this ufturnouu: President, .Mm McDowell; vlco president, J. C. Thornton, STEVENS I SUSTAINED. Lleuttnant Swlnburn Teti'le on the Hawaiian Revolution. Washington, Jan, 17, Lieutenant Commander Swinburne of the Boston was the only witness before the senate ub-coinnnttee investigating the Ha waiian question this morning. He is the officer who had active command of the Auierioau troops on shore in Hono lulu at tho timo of the rovolutiou one year ago. In the main, however, bis testimony corroborated tbe statements of Minis ter Stevens and the officers of the pro visional government. . M'AULIFFE THE WINNER. Ha li -at . Jim Ryur., Au.trallan Middle weight, In Six Rounds. San Francisco, Jan, 17. Jack Mc Auliffe, champion ligh. weight of the world, last night boated Jim Ryan, who claims to bo tho champion middle weight of Australia, in six rounds at the Ifrand opera house. McAulitfe was clearly out of condi tion, being very fat, but nevertheless he was able to bit Ryan as often as he pleased. Ryan did little leading The general impro.-sion is that he was able to make a butter showing if ho had tried. RELIEVED ON A TECHNICALITY. In Favor of Defaulting Supreme Trea surer of the Catholic Knight. Chattanooua, Jan 17. In tbe cir cuit court toilay the Indictment for embezzlement against M. J O'Brien, defaulting inprHiuo treasurer of tha Catholic Knights of America, was abated on tho ground that the organi zation had never tiled its charter in this state as required by law. An appeal waa taken by the state to the supreme court. This ruling re lieves O'Brien of local criminal prose cution. M'CREARY'S PROMINENCE. Kentucky's Late Govrnor I Now Chair man of Foreign ArTtlra Committee. WASHINGTON Jan. 17. Jamil B. McCreary, of Kentucky, chairman of tbe house foreign affairs committee, is by his position likely to become a prominent figure in current news re garding the Hawaiian imbroglio. James B. McCreary was born in Madison county, Ky., In 1888, and grail nated at the ago of 18 at Center col lege. He began the pmctice of law in 1850, Throughout the war bo served in the Confederate, army. In ISrtS he waa elected a delegate to the na tional D-mooratic in Now York, and afterward served throe terms in the stnt house of representatives. From 1875 to 1S79 he waa governor of Ken tucky. He was elected to the Forty ninth congress as a Democrat, wbero he has been a proniiuunt figure to the present time. BENEATH TONS OF ROCK ANO COAL. Premature Colliery Explosion Kills One and iDjurea Another Mlnar. BhaMOKIN, Pa., Jan. 17. By the premature explosion of it blast at En terpriso colliery, John Hiuskie was hurled into eternity and another miner injured. Brnakie bad placed a shot in on of tho gangways, und after waiting a reasonable length of time for the charge to explode, returned lo the main chamber. A slight breeze fanned a flame iuto the fuse and a terrific explosion occur red, burying Bruskio beneath Sc-voral tons ot rock and coal. j.o.nr RE.AR.Y. convention held LIGHT SENTENCE FOR FALSIFYING Result of a Petition Mad for the Ac cused Pleading Guilty. Edk.nsbcrii, Pa., Jan. 17 --Edwin II. Jackson, who pleaded guilty to falsi fying the books of the Cambria Iron company, has been senteucod to six month's in j ill nnd to pay n tine of $100 The comparative lightness of the sen tence waa the result of a petition pre seuted to tho court by ennusd for both sides and by many prominent citizens of Johnstown requesting that he beuot sevely piiuished.il FOR GIVING THE ARMY SUPPLIES. Th Heir or a Revolutionary Patriot Claim Four Million Dcllar. Reaiuno, Jan. 17 Colonel Nicholas Lotse, of tnisity, furnished supplies to Washington's army at Valley Fori:. Ilia heirs held a meeting hero today. They claim that he has never been paid iu full and will soon present a claim to congress for nearly $4,000,000. About forty interested persons wore preseut. The necessary funda were subscribed to push the claim, IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH. Mrs. Oeorge llesenn, an agod womtn of Llttlestowu, Adnma county, was foutid dead in heal Domestic cares drove Mrs. Ellen Voslier insane, and sho was found nudo in the atreets iu Lancaster. Nun ' "" physicians wero nppujutod by tho poor directors to attend the poor pa tlonts io Schuylkill county. Burglars got a largo quantity of plunder In Wolf Brothers' Store und tho postolllce at Mount Wolf, York county. Mrs. David Eohr was injured by a de fective board walk to i'liilhpsourg aud re covered tlHUU from tho borotigli. John W. Wetzel, just elected president of tbe Merchants' National bank, at Car lisle, is said to bo tha youngest bank pres ident in the state. Sli children in the vicinity of Tremont bavo died within a few dnya of scnrlet fover.aud a quarantino will be established by tho in-aii n hoard. JOTTINGS OF WASHINGTON NEWS. Manchester, Eng., has been officially do clarud a port ot entry. It Is aaid that ox-Uovoruor Proctor Knott,of Kentucky,Uecliued the Hawaiian inistiuu (before it was teudarad to Willis) because ho didn't like tha instructions. It Is reported that ex-Clerk of tho Houo Mcl'herson will be the Hepubllcau candi date for congresa in tho Nineteenth IVuu sylvsuia district, now roprcsentod by Mr. Beltzhoover. FOR II THE MIGHTS Secret Circular to Be Issued to Members at Large Ironi Pittsburg. VIGILANT FRIENDS OF EX-MASTER We Appeal, They Say, to Honest Hank and File of Our Noble Order to Se lect Only True Knights of Labor, Men Who Will Not Inflict Upon the Order Dishonorable Officers. Philadelphia, Jan. n. THE fight between the Powderly and intl -Powderly fuctiou of the Knights of Labor iu the re cant genoral assembly of tho ordor bold in this city is bearing fruit. A secret circular signed by eighteen delegate to tho assembly will tomor row be issued to mmtere at large from Pittsburg. Tho circular states that General Secretary Treasurer Hayes aud his assistants had, either from deeign or want of nhilii y, so k pt tho minutes of tho assembly tnat the official record gives no intelligible idea of what wa done. After referring to the charge of Secretary-treaaurer Bayei that Pow derly, A. W. Writrlit and John Devlin, of the executive buurd. hud diverted charity funds of the order, th circu lar goes on to state that the investiga tion which consumed five days showed that the chaiKes ware false. It is de clared that section 20i of the constitu tiou provides that members making charges, on failing to prove them should bo rxpelled. PLAIN WORDS BPOKBN. The circular gives ex-Uensral Master Workman Powderly'a statement ten dering bis resignation, the substance of which was punlishcd at the time, ami alter charging the supporters of Hayes with hypocrisy in condemning other member of the old board and not extending their charges to T. B. McOnire, the only metn her re-eleete I, the circular concludes: 'Ve consider it our duty to lay the foreuoing statement befor the order so that tho rank aud file may be placed in possession of tho facts necessary to en able them to judge whether they, as Knights of Latior und honest men, can approve of tho doings of tho caucus ridden seventeenth -sessiou of th gen eral assembly. "Wa appeal to the honest rank and file of our noble ordor, when it becomes tbeir duly to choone representative lor the eighteenth session to b") careful to select only true nights of labor, men who will not inliict upon tbe order the disgrace of electing, as one of its chief executive officers, a man convicted and confessedly guilty of an offense repro bated by all Honest and decent men and which the laws of the order de clare shail be punished by expulsion. " , THEY MUST WOKK OR GET OUT. Chicago Will Enforce the Vagrant law Airainst th Beggars. CHICAGO, Jan. 17 - Every man who applird at the police stations last night for lodging was given a ticket on the central relief comiuitte. l itis morn ing he will be takeii to the committee and asked to work, If he refuses he will be asked to leave town. ( be re fuses to leave he will b driven out by the police. Such is Mayor Hopkins' plan of rid ding the city of the numerous tramps who beg shelter and food, but who are not willing to work for them The mayor had a OOtlfSMUOe with Corpora tion Counsel Rubens, Chief of Police Brennan and Chairman Harvey ot the central relief committee yesterday, and this plan was agreed upon. --- KEPT PART OF THE COLLECTIONS. He Failed to Make Riatitution aud I New an Emb-zzler. Potts vili.k, Jan. 17. Some weeks avo the borough council investigated th accounts of Councilman William B TowBsend, chairmen of the eon structiiiii committee, and found he hail not turned in all the money alleged to have been collected by him. lie was given until last evening to in ike restitution and resign its a in i ru ber of councils. This he has'failed to do, and now the borougil solicitor has been instructed to bring suit against him for embezzlement. o BARNS AND CONTENTS BURNED, Fiftttn Thouand Pound of Stocking Wast Perish lu Oils of Them. NdiinisTowN, Pa, Jan. 17 Fire which aturtud in tho large barn of John J. lusy about 7 :I0 o'clock this evening quickly spread to the bums of Paul Daring and Hrvm: Doyle, adjoining on Peon alley. At t) o'clock tn fire wiib still burning fiercely. There were 18,000 pounds of stocking waste in Diring's barn. Tie origin of tbe lire is not known. The livestock was aaved. The loss ia estimated at $10,000. i SHOOTING WAS DECLARED JUST. Because the Man H Shot Wa Guilty of Scandnlou Conduct. Nkw BbOOKFIEU), Jan. 17. James W. Shull, a lawyer, was olaced on trial today for shooting and wounding District Attorney Baker, on Dec. II last, for Biker's alleged undue iutimacy wiib bin wife. The judge divested the trial of any sensational or scandalous disclosures by ruling that evidence pertaining ouly to the actual shooting should be heard, The jury returned a verdict acquitting Shall. o TRAIN WRECK IN VERMONT. Engineer Mint Biakeman Killed, and Four Trainman Badly Injured. SllAl'TKiiiRY, Vt.. Jan. 17. Tho pas senger train leaving Troy, N. Y., at 7.20 a, in., collided with the south bound wrecklng'irain between Shafts bury aud South Shaftsbnry, Vt., on the Bennington nnd Rutland railroad yesterday. The wrecking train was becking up at the ruto ot thirty-five 9 miles an hour, but the passenger train had cume tn a standstill. Engiueer William Smith and Brake man E J. Mathten.of Bennington, died from the the effects of their injuries tonight. Harry Benson, of West Troy, express muasanger of the north bound train, had two ribs broken. Four trainmen wore Sertoaely injured and Baggagomaater Brneet Whitney was bruised about tho head. GREAT TUMBLE IN EGGS. Market Flnodod aad Prices Go Down with a Bump. Nitw York, Jan. 17 Over at the Mercantile exchange, where the pro duce OOininlation men congregate daily and sell 3,000 to 5,000 case of eggs to the uptown groevrs, there has been un usual excitement iu tho egg market and all owing to a very sudden drop in prices. in two weeks tbe market has de clined from 28 ceuts to 17 cnts per dozen, and at the prosed t rate grocers will undoubtedly have to reduce their selling prico io meet the decline. On account of the unusually warm weather the hens beliovo spring has opened in eameat and thoy huve, therefore, turned in and begun "settiug.'' Result, market lloodud with eggs. LEAGUE OF AMERICAN WHEELMEN. Thomas F. Sheridan Will Probably Be Elect' d tbe N-xi Pretldent. CHICAGO, Jan. 17. Thomas F. Sher iduii, ot this city, will probably be pres ident of the League of American Wheel men. Mr. Sheridan has served two terms as first vice president of the league. He wus formerly a resident Springfield, ill., and for several years di rected th affairs of his division. He is an enthusiastic re former on th line of good roads, and was frequently Iho recipient of compli ments from the lute Mayor Harrison, who never lo?t an opportunity to aid the project. Tho vice president, in bis capacity of member of the executive board of the league. has been careful of the finauces, being looked upon as rather a balance wheel iu the administration. He has been mentioned frequently as a likely candidate for prumotiou. The nation al assembly, at which the officers for 1SU4 will be elected, wille be held at Louisville, Ky.,Feb, 2". e MAY NOT ENCAMP AT GETTYSBURG. National Guard Authorities Doubt the Availability of th Ground. HaRBISBUBG, Jan. 17 After their visit to tbe Gettysburg battlrfidd yes tcrday the National guard authorities are in doubt a to the availability of the site for the summer eucampuiont of the entire division. The water supply is limited and the ground that was being considered for the encampment has boeu partially ploughed, so it is a question whether ihere would be sufficient stiace for sn many men. After a survey has been 1 mauo a decision will he reached. THAT HARVARD-VILE DEBATE. Great Audience Aesured, Including Whale Section of Girl Collgiane Cambridge, Jan. it Colonel Thos. Weutworth Htgginson has consented to preside at the Harvard-Yale debate in Sanders' theater Friday uight. Every seat in the theater is now sold and there is every indication that this will be the largest debate ever held by the two universities. There are largo sections reserved on the Hour for dele gation! from Radcliff, Wellesley and Smith colleges. They will all Bend good delegations. CHANLEK'S EXPEDITION SAFE. Tn05.frSritR.iDAN The African Explorer and Eighteen Fol lowers at Dniacho. ZANZIBAR, Jan 17. Newt has reach ed here that eighty porters that went out with W. Astor Cbanler's expedi tion to Mount Kenia have deserted. ( 'hauler is now at Dniacho with eighteen followers and all are reported quite safe. " a GROUP Of NOTABLE DEATHS. At New York, J. F, Uouuelly, tho thea trical manager. Mis. Lnrinda Browning, of Augusta, Qe, who wh in"i yean old last Chris Unas, Kev. If Li. Haker, pastor ot I'nion Square Uothodist church, Baltimore, agedM, Kev. Dr. J, S Vei7., a well known Ko formed Church clergyman, at York, Pa. At New York, Livingston IPimarsley, the noted tiirfmnii, who had owued sever al fast horses, William BL Hopping, a veteran of the lato war ami writtor of poetry, at his home iu Hammonton, N. J. John Finney, bond of tho Latnbertvllle Spoko Manufacturing company, at his home ill l.ainbei tvillo, N. J. At Philadelphia Ann Kolcher at the ripo old age of I (is years hik! fi mouths, the oldest inhnhitiiut of West Philadelphia. At Baltimore) M i . GtaorgS W. Skinner, agod 75, senior member of the wealthv fbm of William Skinner & Sons, ship builders. General Nelson Taylor, at fionth Nor walk. Conn., a lawyer who had served iu two wars and had repr, -seated tho Fifth New Y'ork district in congress, GLIMPSES AT FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The kaiser's speech detailing a 14,700,000 dellcit was received iu Silence War iu Enron is more remote than over, according to ex-l'reniler L)i lludini, of Hale. Tho ltritUh admiralty has ordered nn otber l.,0U0-tou watship of tho Maguiu cent class. OBtboliCS in convention at Budapest de manded the repeal of tho new Austrian education and civil marriage Inws. S"-en dead will be tho not result of the trial trip of Franco's torpedo boat Sur assin, which ended iu tho boiler exploding. French deputies passed tho bond con version schema rejecting aftor warm de bate Socialist piuposltiong to relieve tbo agricultural clasBos. WEATHER FORECAST. Wasiiinhto. Jan. IT, Forecast for Tkwtdatu to sastsni ftot sylvaata, fair, wewftMr, seHAeaei rinds. cleab FINLEY'S 510 AND 512 LACKA. AVENUE, BLANKETS TO close balance of stock before in ventory at following prices: 22 pair Swansdown,full QOn size, per pair vOli 13 pairs, All-wool $2.75 11 pairs Eleven Quar. 00 ter All-wool at tyO.VV 9 pairs Eleven Ouar- 00 Hf. ter Scarlet, at. $0.10 12 prs. Natural Wool RA Eleven Ouarter, at V' About pairs Tine Cali for nia Ulankets at heavy reductions from regular prices. Small lot of choice de signs in Wrapper ff0 AA Blankets at J0. UU Elegant stock of l ine Crib .Blankets. FILEY'S IHE BUTT1 PERU 4 RUBBER ITS Cl'S FAMOUS Maltese Cross RUBBER BELTING AND HOSIi CHAS. A. 8CHIEREN ft CO '3 PERFORATED ELECTRIC And Oak-tanned Leather Beltiug, H. A. Kingsbury RENT Si 3 Spruce St., Scrutoi Pa. Lewis.Reiily & Davies Reliable Footwear. if IS Feet of every d-'scription fitted at Lewis, Reilly & Davies. Will clou iwy fcvtntaf at 6.S0 H.Me oxtvpt Satnrilay. We Examine Eyes Fur of charge. If a doctor la Deeded yon are promptly told bo. W also guarantee a per fect lit. WATCHES AT COST for one week only. i . j. wmi ARCADE JEWELER, 215 WYOMING AVE.