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a story better than A S'lUDY IN SCARLET? A STUDY IN SCARLET? A STUDY IN SCARLET? mmntm (3KB fobtmt And the best of it all is that the part to come I IS THE BEST PART. IS THE HEST PART. I IS THE BEST PART. 0 EIGHT PAGES-56 COLT MXS. SCRANTON, VA., SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1SJ)4. TWO CENTS A COPY. T ill IE A CHANCE LIST IF YO foil8? SET R I D'S FAIR PORTFOLIO DULL IB FIE RAILS He Dafeats Johnson's Amendment Concern ing Steel oa Free List. AFTER A MUST EXCITING DEBATE The Pittsburg Orator Continued His Remarks Specifying Certain Dis crepancies Between the Theory and Practice of His Antagonist Mr. Johnson Briefly Replied, Denying the Alienations in Detail, and Depre cating Dragging Personalities Into Tariff Debate. Washington, Jan. 19. THERE was a Ingot number of member present when the house met this morning than for some time past. The usual crowd Was In the gallery. At 11.10 the house went into committee of the whole to consider the Wilson bill, J5r. Dnlzdl, Pennsylvania, then took tip tbe line of Bttaok against Mr John son, Ohio, on which he was engaged when the house tools a recess yesterday evening: Mr. Datsell summarised his charges against Mr. Jonusou as being First That ho lias misstated the facts before the committee. Second That Le was anxious to have teel raili put on the free list, while he was still protected by 109 United States patents. Ti ird That, he forred bis employes into receiving their wages in one-third cash and two-thirds scrip. Fourth That he had made a statement on the il ior of the house iu regard to the redemption of those certifk'atea which was uutrne. Fifth That ho privately altered the stenographer 'a notes and inserted in the record a statement he did not make on the floor, which was true, and eliminated a statement he did make on the iloor which was untrue. QUEER. TRANSACTIONS. Again referring to the question of Fcrip, lie asserted this scrip was hawked about the streets of Johnstown, and that it was bought up by a relative of Johnson at a discount. The statement of Mr. Johnson that be paid better wages than the other mill,., Mr. Dal el characterised as untrue. He had direct evidence from a person who was in a position to know, that the wages paid at the Johnson mill were not higher 1:1.1:1 at the other mills. He asserted that Mr. Johnion wns in sympathy WlthEnglish manufacturers that he had at his mill an English engine, made in Manches ter, and imported from there, together with the men to run it. And the presiding spirit of tho mill was an Englishman named Mozam, wuo had been naturalized, and who openly an nounced Ins intention of returniug to England to live. Mr. Johnson had made charges against trusts, said Mr. Dalzell, which lie would like to reply to at some length. He was unable to do so at this ti mo, but he knew there was a trust composed of English and Belgian man ufacturers, formed f.ir the purpose of seizing the American market, Mr, Dalzell counted upon Mr. John son's antagonism to steel rail trusts, and to Mr. Carnegie in particular, and said that the platform of the free traders was "anything; to abuse Carne gie." And the gentleman from Ohio, said Mr. Dalzell, bad hurled abuse at the "robber-barons" and at Mr. Car negie. But Mr. D ilzall thought Mr. Carnegie and Mr. Johnson were very much nliko In several respects; tney were both "robber-barons," and both bad got rich in the Bams way; but their tbe resemblance ceased. The philanthropic "robber baron" who would not vote to put money in the pockets of his stockholders, took advantage of the rigors of winter to drive a dicker with his employes' wages, and had p:iid them one-third in cash and two-thirds in scrip, and that while Johnstown had scarcely recov ered from the awful calamity which had recently overtaken her. Repuhli can applause. NOT A PHILANTHROPIST. Mr. Johnson disclaimed any inten tion of posing as a philmitropiiist, but he had urged that steel rails should be placed upon the free list, beeaue there was a pool to raise the price of steel rails. Ho had notified the champion of the eteel rail trusts, Mr. Dal zell, that he proposed to offer this amendment putting rails on the free list so that he might be prepared to speak against it, and he said tliat Mr. Dal eell had come here armed with pins to stick into him, but he would have to bring heavier cannon to bear to mike nny impression on him. He deprecated the fact that personal chatges had been brought into the debate, but he would answer them brit fly, In reply to the charge that ho was a monopolist. Mr. Jobnson laughingly pleaded guilty. As to the charge that he was engaged in the manufacture of a class of steel rails whioii would not be affcted by putting steel rails on tbe free list, that he would still be protected by his patents, Mr. Johnson said that all the patents he held were not on tho manufacture of steel rails, but many of them were ou machinery. Ho did have twenty or thirty patents on steel rail manufac ture, but the remaining seventy or eighty wero "bluff ," patents issued to sustain other patents. He acknowl edged that he had tried to monopolize the business bv means of bis patents, but the courts hail not sustained them. On the subject of scrip, Mr. Johnson said it was a quostiou of closing the mills altogether or paying partly in scrip, and he chose the latter. In his opinion, jt was better to do that than to close the mill as was done at Spar rowB Point, and as was advocated by tbe steel rail trust, it would b time enongh to complain of that issue of Rcrip when his company failed to re dee tuit.In regard toliis alteration of the record he oxplmned that, when tho sub ject was being discussed before he had replied to Mr Dalfcell'a questions with out being prepared, and when be had goue homo and, looked up tne matter he found that the scrip bad been re- deemed that day instoad of a week ago, as bo hnd stateil under a misapprehen sion and that it was not redeemed at a small premium as be supposed, but at par. He had then mado the change ri quired in the record. AMBNDMENT DEFEATED. Mr. DaltsU Ton changed the roc- ord in that respect without asking tne consent of the house. 1 say now that you diil it clandestinely. Mr. Wilson, West Virginia, male the principal speech iu oppoiition. He pleaded earnestly that the work of the committee on ways and means should not be altered without due con sideration. The amendment placing steel rails on the free list was de feated by a vote of 70 to 100. K)brt F. Kinnocty Alan Denies State ment, Mad- by Johnson. Philadelphia, Jan. 80. Robert P. Kennedy thus replies to certain state ments made by Congressman Johnson : First Mr. Johnson's Statement that the contract made between myself and the j.vryiand steel company is "a contract not to inakerails,"lJ false. The 800,000 tons of tails naineil iu the contract, or such of them as are not now o!d, are for sale to day to Mr. Jobnson or anyone else at a price that will bo satisfactory to me, with a covenant upon my part that (hey shall be made at theBparrow Point works. Second The ' new pool" of which Mr. Johnson says I am the secretary, 1 say pm itively bas no interest in or control wliat ever over my contracts with the receivers of the Maryland st"oi company and the Pennsylvania steel company. Third Ir the Maryland Steel company is to get 1900,000 or any other sum, or the Pennsylvania S'eel comoany is to get sso, -0(K) or any other mm, from the "pool" to wliich Mr. Johnson refers, 1 know noth ing about it, and 1 believe that his state ment to that effect is eutirely false. QUEEN LIL'S FIRST FAVORITE. Charles B. Wilsou Exercises Oioat In fluence with the Dtukv' Ex-Rulr. Ban Francisco, Jan. 19 -Charles B, who has figured but little in Hawaiian news in this country, but he is one of the most prominent fig ures in affairs on the islands. It is he, more than any one elso who is respousi Me for the attacks on the queen's charac ter, and this hss been one of the most prom lnent factors in the cans for revolt, Wilsou has long been the queen's favorite and during most of the time has occupied the po sition of marshal, where his position and influence with the dusky qneon mado him virtual ruler of the mon archy, He is a man of considerable ability, astute and calculating Com paratively little is known in the United States as to his early life and anteced ents. Among the Hawaiian! he is known as "King Bolabola." ALL WANT TO GET TIE BONDS Many Oilers from Eastern Capitalists Rantfe from 00 to ISO, Witsun ie a man tV. Jef.VS OTP DIR. CARLISLE IS AN EXPENSIVE WHISTLE. One Toot Costs tho Railroad Company Fiv Thousand Dollars. Philadelphia, Jan. 10 George W Ditlle has been awarded $5,000 dam ages tii tbe Camden Supreim court in his suit againi the Camden and Atlan tic railroad. Bittle claimed that he was perman ently injured by his horse running away after b-ing frightened by tho blowing of a locomotive whistle. . TO TRV ARBITRATION IN BRAZIL. Hear Admiral of Uncle Sam's Fleet Gets Instructions from Grovor Rio Janier.ii, Jan. 19.- -It is generally understood here that Hear Admiral Ilenham, commander of the united States floet in the harbor, came to Rio on mission of arbitration. There are many indications that snch a million, if earnestly undertakeu by him will be successful. ' - ... KEYSTONE NEWS JOTTINGS. Professor BhoMlfdgS was taken to Nor ristown Insane asylum. Berks county expects a bis; revenue from a more rigid enforcemout of the dog tax law. John H. Adley. a colored ex-policeman of the Pittsburg force, was fatally shot at Jeanette. Jumping from a train near Harrisburg, Hugh Conn tumbled into the river, but was not hurt. The Howard Plate Glass works, at Dn riuesne, employing over M0 men, has re sumed in lull. The car shops at Palo Alto are to be shutdown indefinitely, thus throwing 150 men out of work. In agas explosion in aShnmokin colliory, Frederick Nicholas and Joseph Strausser were badly burned. All slate quarries excepting Chanmnns, in the Bangor region, which are working, reduced wages 10 per cent. Hulled to tbe ground by his runaway tenm in Easton, Joel Stout, a miller, was found with a fractured skull. The business of handling tho Bedford water continues in the hands of the Bed ford Mineral Springs company. Heads suffered severely in a riot at a Lithuanian church fair in Shnniokiu, and many alleged rioters were locked up. Tho nomination paper! of tbe candidate of the Peoples' party for c.ongresmnn-nt-large were Bled at the state department. Rev. Dr. William H. Roberts, of Phila delphia, will on Jan. 'J4 deliver the Found ers' Day sermon at Lafayette college, Bas ton, Tliero will be no conference between General Manager Voorhees and the griev ance Committee of the Lehigh Valley rail road employes. Isaac Seaman, a peddler, was ontioed into a bOUSe at Pottsville, robbed and ter ribly beaten, nnd Peter L,awson and Au- thouy Fere are iu jeiL A 10 per cent, cut In the pot.tors wages was announced by Wick Bros., of Kitian ning. The men refused to accept it aud th pottery is shut down. Flannagau and Gallen, the young men captured at Williamsport. wero taken to Allegheny county, Ma., to 0 tried for tho murder of a mine sup irititondetit. The men in Beading railroad shops will work onlv four days a woek of eight hours. This affects all shops ou tbe Reading system, including the miners. The grandson of tin. famous Indian. Chief Cnrnplanter, called up in Governor Pattison, la reference ton large trsctof land he claims to own in Poai.nylvauia. George W. Tonilinson, ex-sheriff of Lan caster county, was convicted of aggra- vnteil assault anil nation- in snooting a man who trespassed uu his farm to hunt fur rabbits. The Judiciary Committee Wishes to Hear His Reasons Getting the Is su') All Ready The Plates Prepared for ex-Sccrotary Foster Will Be Used The Vest Yet to Hear From. But the Bonds Will Be Taken. Washington, Jan. 19. SECRETARY CARLISLE'S mail today 0TOUght In B number of additional offers to take tho 5 per cent, bonds to be issued by the government on the first of Febru ary. The offers varied in amounts, one of them being as low as ij"0. Tbe prices oifre 1 were regarded generally as good. One, it is said, reached 130. Treasury officials expect a great many more offers before long, as they say that time enough has not yet elapsed for the circular off-ring to take bonds to have reached and been posted in mativ of the more distant cities. Tn- offers today, it is said, come entirely from the east and in cluded lirms and persons iu Philadel phia, 13 iston and New York. The offers as they are received are collated in proper form in the divisions of loans and currency, where they will remain Until they are opened Feb. 1. FINISHING TOUCHES ON PLATES The experts of the bureau of printing and engraving are engaged in putting the finiiliing touches upon the plates from which the new issue of bonds will be printed. When ex-Secretary Charles Foster was contemplating a bond issue shortly before the olose of the Harrison administration he ordered plates to be engraved, aud these will be used for the forthcoming boti la, Th-v were nearly finished before M ir. 4, 1898, and more work was done upon them early in the Cleveland administration Since then they have been Stored away in the bureau agaiust such a conting ency as Secretary Carlisle's order of Welneslay. It is necessary to change tbe dates on tbe plates ,and to make other alterations iu the script on the body of the bonds, but otherwise the designs ordered by Secretary Foster will be used. They do not differ ma teiially from the patterns of form -r bond issues. At the bottom will be a foot note stating that they are issued under the act of Jan. 14, 1873 Tiie report that Will H. Low, the well-known New York artist, who was recently appointed to a position in tbe department by Secretary Carlisle at a rating of 16,000 per annum, was en gaged to de-dgn tho bond", is contra dicted by Mr. Claude Johnson, the chief of tho bureau. Chief Johnson laid today that the first batch of bonds will be printed no.tt week, but the day of their appearance or other detaiis, be saidj bad not been decided. Tho resolution denying tho authority of the secretary of tho treaiury to issue bonds for uuy other purpose than the redemption of the greenbacks, iutro- luced by Mr. Usiley and reported favorably by the sub committee, was liscussed in the bouse judiciary com mlttee today at som t length, and further consideration was then post poned until next Wednesday, the reg ular meeting d iy of the committee. Mr. Carlisle is to be invited before tbe committee at that time to explain his decision. There is little doubt that a majority of the committeo disbelieve in Mr. Carlisle s authority to issue bonds, but there is no probability of action by the bouse on the subject even should the committee report tbe resolutions favorably, a thing which In itself is doubtful. HE WANTS CARLISLE ENJOINED. Secretary Hay of K.iifbti of Labor, Oppose, In .tun of Bond. Philadelphia, Jan. 19. The Knights of Labor, after consultation among their officers present at a meeting last night, sent the following dispatch to J. R. Sovereign, general master workman, Des Moines, la. : Secure counsel and go before thn United States Supreme court immediately. Kil ter injunction proceedings against Gar lisle, restraining him from issuing fuO, 000,000 of bonds. The interost of the peo ple, upon whom the burden of all taxa tion to pay the interest and principal of those bonds fall, require that you bhould immediately tako this step agaiii9t the secretary of the treasury enjoining him from incurring any further debt while the resources of the government, if properly applied, are sufficient to meet all lawful demands. Signed. Jims W. Hayes, Secretary-Treasurer Knights of Labor. Today the following telegram was received by Secretary Hays: I)k? Moines, Iowa, Jan. 10 John W. Hayes, Philadelphia: Case submitted to counsel. If there is reasonable ground on wliich to force standing iu court, injunc tion proceedings will begin at once. (Sigued) J. H. BovjanoN, General Muster Workman. EARTH SWALLOWS ioo PEOPLE. Mongolians Destroyo 1 by Earthquakes with Thalr Uerda and Flocks. Siianhhai, Jan. 19. Terrible death and destruction has been caused by earthquakes in the province of Urge, Mongolia. One hundred of the native nomadic population, with their 11 uks and herds of horses, wero swallowod up or other wise destroyed. LEE AND HIS SUHRXNDER TO GRANT. Told Newly from a Coufdrt9 Stand point by a Participant. Baltimore, Jan. 10 Not since tho foundation of the Maryland Confeder ate society has there been such a no table gathering at tholr annual ban qnct as was disclosdd at the Carol! ton hotel tonight. The occ ision was one of the greatest in historic interest to all living participants in the civil war. The lecture, which preceded the ban quet, was notable because, for the hist time, the story of Les and surrender was told from tho Confederate stand point and no better orator could have been slcted, Colonel Charles Mar shall, C S A , one of the most promi nent members of the Baltimore bar, was a witness of tho closing scene at Wiliner McLean's house at Appo mattes As the military secretary of General Lee he accompanied his ohief at the meeting with General Grant to arrange the terms upon which the army of Northern Virginia was to be surrendered. Colonel Marshall was tdjntant general as well as his military secretary. m HE SOLO HIS LIFE DEARLY. And Belnir a Negro Was Lynched in the U.iual Southern Way. New Orleans, Jan. 19. Some time ago the corn criD on L naries iteed s place was burned and he concluded It was set on fire. Suspicion pointed to a negro as being the guilty p-rty. It was proposed to organiz a mob, go to the negro's house and give him a severe beating. The mob was organized and Wednesday night they cautiously ap proached the cabin of the negro and attempted to take him by surprise. lie heard them coming, howover.and prepared to meet them. Jnst as the men appeared In front of the bonse the negro threw up tbe window ana thrust a double barreled shot gun through tbe opening, blaz-id away. One man, named lioberts, an employe, was killed outright, and a sou of the proprietor, Mr. Used, was badly wounded. After firiug the negro attempted to escape, but he was twice wounded and was finally captured. Yeeterday morning his body was found banging to a tree on the tdanation. AIDED HIS WIFE'S ELOPEMENT. But Not Aware of It When He Bade Her Adieu. LewisBORO, Jan. 10 - Last night Mark Halfpenny, a gentleman of high social relations and interested in the woolen mills here, and haviiif a wife and family, eloped with Mrs. Alvin Angetadt, the wife of a prominont to bacconist. The couplo met at Watson town and after taking suppor at Coon er's hotel, bought tickets und had their baggage checked for Cleveland, O. Mr. Angetadt took his wife's trunk to the depot and bade her good bve.be Having that she intended visiting rela tives at Uealesburg. Halfpenny hud often visited at Angstalt's house, and the three had often passed tho evening playing cards. Angstadt is now al most distracted with grief and has telegraphed to the chief of police of Cleveland to arrest the couple when they call for their baggage. 4 A NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT. New V irk, Sueo, aefcsMMS t-nd Western' New Outlet from Wllkee-Barra. New York, Jan. 19. The New York, Susquehanna and Western Rail rosd company closed a traffic alliance with the Wilkes-Barre and Eastern railroad which extends from Wilkes- I'arre to Stroudsburg, where it forms a connection with the Susquehanna and Western system. By means of this alliance tbe Susque hanna will bavo a direct line between New York and Wilkes.Barre and the anthracite regions, affording it direct connection witli tho Lehigh Valley, Jersey Central and thu Delaware und Hudson canal systems. The road will be open for freight traffic Jan. 88, It is expected that passenger service will be put on at an early day. - i - SPRINGY GROUND THE TROUBLE. Examination Into the Causo of the Sus quehanna Bildae Accident. ENOLEWOOD,N. J., Jan. 10 Coronor Voile, of Hoboken, with twelve jury men made an examination of the wreckage and the trestle of the Susque hanna railroad this afternoon. From all that can be learned the trestle, which was constructed by Ross and Satiford, is thought to have been suf ficiently strong. The springy uondition of the ground in addition to quicksand, which pre vails iu large quantities, are the only accountable sauses for the accident. Every one of these who were at work upon the trestle have been accounted for. so that the actual number killed is three. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. For thirty minutes Mount Jefferson, of Oregon, belched forth black smoke and steam. Plessanton, Ken., choso Mrs. Ann Aus tin mayor by eight majority, women cast ing 1V9 votes Laura Schirtner-Miipleson, the prima donna, is very ill at Now York mid sings in her delirium. In a furious quarrel in a St. Louis street, William Haywood, colored, was ttabbeil by Jennie Leggins. The International Bricklayers' and Masons union liavo elected William Klein, of New York city, president. With chloroform and pnissio ncid II. B. F. O'Doll, a Chicago real estate man, ended his life at Port Huron, Mich. Iu a desperate tight With Officers at. Mer cer, W. Ya., two ban-Ins named Mullen were killed, with Sheriff Hall. Oxalic ncid, swallowed by Henry Tels kau, a Tombs prlsouer, at New York, brought hiin to a horrible death. Angered by the rivalry of John F. Morris-, iu tho detective business, James 11c Cane put. a bullet through his heart. On charges of robbiug his wife's jewelry Btore of $1k,ik)U worth of stock, Lyoucu hanger, of New York, was arrested. For trying to blow up ths Nelson monu ment, at Montreal, Henry Morclor and two companions were fined -. each. Foreign houses with New York branches had any number or inquiries from all parts of Europe about the new bonds. John Hardy was hanged nt Welch, W. Va., for the murder of Thomas Drew. The killing took place over a game of dice. Three shots wero tired at Mrs. William Qivens, of Atlanta, while asleep, and her husband was arrested for the shootiug. Bravery of Midshipman Addlsou saved seaman brown, of the British warship Garnet, who fell overboard iu P.squimault harbor The Montgomery made 18.85 knots on her trial trip without tidal corrections Her contractors will earn a premium of JO0.00O. Colorado's sonato will dismiss every of. ficml and adioiiru in order to compel tho DOUSe also to adjourn, leaving Governor Walle iu a quandary. Putting n brink through the window of Harrlr.gtoii fc Freeman's jewelry store at Boston, a thief grasped 1,U00 worth of diamond rings and escaped. HILL DECLARES HE IS CONTENT Perfectly Satisfied with His Victory Id the Hornblower Case. WILL NOT OPPOSE NOMINATIONS Vacancies in New York State Will Be Filled Very Soon Poucher Is Next on the List Likely to Be Confirmed as United States District Attorney Soon Fault of Doyle, of Buffalo Happy When the Machine Was Beaten. Ti Washington, Jan. 19. action of Senator Murphy in reporting favorably yesterday ternoon the nomination ot Valentine Pleckenitein for col lector of internal revenue for the Twenty-eighth New York district is taken as an indication that the New York senators will not be factious in their apposition to the generality of New York appointments, even though they may not have bueu consulted in the selections. But it is understood that Senator Hill continues to antagonize the nomi nation of General P 0 Doyle for col lector of customs at Buffalo on political grounds. The senator is said to hold that General Doyle voted tbe straight Republican ticket last fall, and that he went even further und "rubbed it in" on the senator by sending congratula tory telegrams to friends in Washing ton upon the defeat of the Democratic ticket. will HE OONPIBUBD. William A. Poueuer, it is said, is op posed on oilier and personal grounds, but bis friends here now think that be will ba confirmed us district attorney within a few weeks. After the senate has shown a disposition to confirm some of the New York nominations, the president will rend a fresh grist to the senate, Among them will be c il lectors of Internal revenue for New York and Brooklyn and several judic ial appointments for the state geuor ully. New York Democrats who are in hopes of getting a hand into the public crib need not feel discouraged by the attitude of New York's senior senator. Now that Senator Hill has taught Mr. Cleveland a lesson in the Hornblower matter he is not disposed to interfere with tho tiling of smaller cilices. Mo opposition will be raised in the senate to the confirmation of men who are fit. to till the places they are namod for. PLAYEO CARDS BEFORE HANGING. Indiffareat Manner In Which a Murderer Fpaut HI, Laat Hours. CANDO, N, D., Jan. 10. Albert F Bomberger, tho fiend who in cold blood murdered the father and mother and four children of the Kreider fam ily and assaulted the eldest daughter, was hanged at 1.30 this afternoon. Tho fall broke his neck, giving him an in stantaneous death. Tne execution took place upon a gallows within an enclosure located about three-quarters of a mile from the court house. Bomberger spent his last night on earth iu ths auditor s ofhoe playing cards, He nlso wrote two letters, one to bis mother, and the other a sort of an address to the public. At 12 45 o'clock tho sheriff appeared and read tbe death warrant to which Bomberg ir listened with s-lf possession, although pale aud nervous. MR. CHILDS' CONDITION IMPROVED. A Constant Stream of Inquirers at His Houss nnd Office Philadelphia, Jan. 10, The condi tion of Mr. George W, Chllds con tinues favorable throughout today, and tonight his physicians report bim as much improved. No one is allowed to see Mr. Childs. A constant stream of people was at his house today inquiring for him and many telegrams from differeut parts of the country were received at the Led ger office from prominent mn seeking information regarding Mr. Child's con dition and expressing their sympathy for him iu his illness. CORPSE AROSE BEFORE MOURNERS. Councillor Revived Juat Befor, ths Cof fin Lid Wa, Scrawed Down. London, Jan. 10 Thousands of per sons gatnered in the cemetery at Bur-ton-on-Trent today to attend tho fu- jural of Town Council'or Churles Wiletnan, When members of the family were called to take a last look at Wileman's face before the coffin lid would be screwed down, two per sons eaid they saw signs of life. Physicians who were summoned pro nounced Wileman alive. Tho funeral services were suspended and the crowd was dismissed. Wilemnn wns taken from ths coilin aud he is now under treatment. RIVAL DEMOCRATS JUBILANT. Nomination Pap ire Hecommended for All Their Stat, Candidates. Philadelphia, Jan. 19. The Penn sylvania Democracy met nt their head quarters, 1,000 Chestnut street, Michael J. Ryau, presiding. A report was re ceived from the finance committee. showing subscriptions amounting to over $2,000 iu the first two days of the committee's work. It was resolved to recommond nomi nation papers for candidates be til el in every ward, so that there will be com pleto tickets In every ward and divi sion for the elector to vote for. HAWAII'S REPRESENTATIVE AWAY. Not Anionic ths Other Charjr D' Affaire, at the State Dinner. Washington, Jan. 19. Goseip in diplomatic circles is busy today over nn incident of the state dinner at the white house last night In the pub lished lists of invited guests as punted in ths newspapers, the name of Secre tary Hastings, who, in tiie absence of Minister - Thurston, is Charge D'Af- faires of the Hawaiian legation, was Included, Mr. Hastings was not among the gu-sts present at the dinner, and, it is now learned, that bereoived no invita tion. This omission, whether accidental or intentional, excites comment, be cause both the secretaries of legation of Korea and Columbia were con spicuous among the list of guests, wliich, in fact, included the head of every legation now in Washington, ex cept the Hawaiian legation. THE PRODUCTION OF PIG IRON. Statement Showing tho Output for the Last Two Years Compared. Philadelphia, Jan. io. The bulle tin of tho American iron aud Steel association, suys: The total produc tion of pig iron in 1803 was 7,184,809 gross tons agaiust 9,157.000 toua iu 1892. Tho total production of Bes semer steel ingots iu 1803 was 8,188.894 gro,s tons against 4,163,433 tons iu 1892. The total production of bosseraer steel raiis in 1803, nxctpt a compara tively small quiutityof standard and street rails nude from purchased blooms, was 1,086,858 gross tons, against 1,458,789 in 1892 HAWAII'S "NEW CONSTITUTION. The Republican Government Will Be Like Our Own, with President and Two Houses of Congress. Honolulu. Jan. 12, via San Fran cisco, Jan. 19, per Monawai. Tnere is no important change iu public affairs oa the island since ths advices carried by tbe Australia. Strong remon strances have been addressed to Min ister Willis by President Dole in regard to his "menacing attitude toward tho provisional government." It is privately learned that a new constitution is all ready to be promul gated at tbe proper time. Chinese laborers are to be imported until Japan is ready to contiuuo the supply on sat isfactory terms. It seems to be defin itely ascertained that for several weeks and prior to Thurston's visit, the pro visional government has been working out a form of constitution for tbe In dependent Hawaiian rspnblic which is now substantially settled upon. Its form is like those of the states of the union with the president and vice president and upper and lower bouses of the legislature For voters for tbe lower house, the chief qualification is the ability to read and write the Eng lish language which will exclude mors of the Japanese. Iu this house the natives and half-white vote will greatly predominate. For the upper house will be required in voters a con siderable educational and property qualification, sufficient to procure a predominance of intelligent wiiite citi zens, who will also coutrol the choice of executive. Certain special powers will be conferred upon the executive and upper house, acting in concert, which will enable them when well agreed to prevent the obstruction of necessary legislation by the lower bouse. DUVAL CLUB LEASES A RAILWAY. Fight Sure to Come Off Without Gov ernor Mitchell' Interference. Atlanta. G.i. , Jaa. 19. A special from Jacksonville says tns Duval Athletic club bas leased the railway to Mayport, Fla., for Jan. 25. In esse the governor stops the fight at the arena the fight will occur at somo point on that road. The club will al low no one ou the train without au ad mission ticket. In this event the fight will take, place under a tent holding 0,000 persons. It will be impossible for the governor to stop tho fight. The tip will b) given as to the loc:ition on Jan. 84, aud the battle will be fought to u finish on Jan. 25. Both men are training hard nnd tne town is full of sports. Mitch ell is growing iu favor in the batting. -- NATIONAL GUARD INSPECTIONS. To Be Held in Armoris, During the Next Three Months. HaBBISBOKO, Jan. 19 An order was issued from National guard headquar ters tonight directing inspections to be held in the armories during February, March ami April, at such times and places ns the brigade commanders may designate. Special atteution will be given to armories aud condition of state prop erty. EVENTS AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL FINLEYS 510 AND 512 LACKA. AVENUE, EXTRAORDINARY VALUES IN LADIES' Black Skirts In Italian Cloth, Brilliantim and Silk, Both Lined aud Luliucd. One lot 57c. One lot 79c. Ann lor 08n BmmtMm, One lot $1.50 1.50. Former Priw :;.uu. Former Priuo 12.26. One lot $3.12 '";: 'n These goods are well made and finished and at the prices are ths greatest bargains ever offered in Skirts. FINLEYS IHE GUTTA PERCHA & RUBBER MrWS FAMOUS Maltese Cross RUBBER BELTING AND HOSE. Captain Ticking of the cruiser Charles ton is soon to be relieved. Ambassador MacVuagh will sail for Home tiie last of this mouth. Kiske Conrade is In Washington seeking tbe Tyrone postmnstership. A lose Of 9780,000 IB gold was shown in tho treasury, the figure beiug 9090,777,847. The number of offers received at tho treasury depnrtmouts to buy bonds was surprisingly large. Mr. Henderson, Iowa, offered ns an amendment to the agricultural schedule of the Wilson bill the corresponding claims iu the McKinlev law. Tbe house elections committee hns de cided in favor of Settle, Kep., tbe sitttug member in the contested case from tho Fifth North Carolina district. The proposition to consolidate Oklahoma ami the Indian territory and admit them us one state is being pressed by its advo cate! upon the attention of the house com mittee. . - BUREAU OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS. A Held of Ice stretching twenty miles eeaward blocks the port of Odessa. Prussia's deficit for the coming year is estimated at 1 10,111X1,000, which will bo met by a loan. Smith ,t Wesson, the Amoricau revolver manufacturers, lost their suit at Brussels against Liege manufacturers, charged with counterfeiting their trade murk. An appeal of Armenians to tho United Siatei government for protection against the. Kurds hns been communicated to Tur key's sultan by United States Miuistor FarrelL CHAS. A. SCH1EREN & CO '3 PERFORATED ELECTRIC And Oak-tanned Leather Belling, H. A, Kingsbury AOENT SI 3 Spruce St., Scranton, Pa. Lewis, Reilly & Davles Reliable Footwear. ,CL0U0Y WEATHER FORECAST. U'akiiinoto's, Jan, 10. Forrcatt for Saturday.1 for eastern nMH syleaaia, Inereasfng elottdiness. 11 probably now or rain Asfsirday afternoon or nitjht, vust iviniln, slitfit i caanyei in letups rant re. Feet of every description fitted at Lewis, Reilly & Davies. Will dote evry tmiIbb t 080 P.M. We Examine Eyes Free of charge. If a doctor ia needed you are promptly told so. We also guarantee a per fect lit. WATCHES AT cos t for one week only. I J. II1L, ARCADE JEWELER, 215 WYOMING AVE.