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TWELVE PAGES Si COLUMNS.
SCUA2sTON, PA., SATURDAY MOKXING, NOVEMUEll 17, -1894.
TWO CEXTS A COPY.
TO EOUALIZniE PRICES
Individual Coal Operators Tight the
Lehigh Valley.
DEMORALIZED STATE OP TRADE
The Indlvlduul Producers Combine for I ho
Purpose of Inducing Carriers to Equal
' lie Lino oud Tidewater Prices.
Prise Are Being Cot.
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. IS.
The action of the general managers
of the Individual Anthracite Coal Oper
ators' association In New York yester
day. In adopting a resolution requesting
the Lehigh Valley Coal company to
meet the market and sell their coal at
the best price obtainable at any and
nil points, in order that line and tide
water prices muy be more In harmony,
Is considered here to be in tho nature of
u protest against the ineuunlty exlstlnR
between line and tidewater prices. The
individual operators represented in the
association sell their coal to the lines
over which they ship for tiU per rent,
of the nelling price tit tidewater. This
f 'water price Is invariably lower than
i . price chanted nt other points, so
that the individual operators receive
considerable less for coal nt the mines
than do the larger producing and carry
ing Interests. At present the Individual
operators nre getting about $2 for stove
coal at the mines, this being 60 per
cent, of the tide price, while owing to
the higher prices prevailing at Interior
points, the big companies secure about
$2.40 per ton. At $:! there Is very little
profit in mining fur the operators, and
they contend that either tide prices nre
too low or(llne prices too high.
Important Factors In Trade.
The Individual operators mine about
12,0p0,000 tons of coal annually, and are
Important factors in the trade, and if
their demands are granted the coal
trade will be revolutionized by causing
a reduction In the price of coal ut non
competitive points and by permanent
ly establishing an equality between the
line and tidewater prices, the latter
being their ultimate aim.
Not all of the individual producers of
anthracite coal are members, of the as
sociation. Its members being confined
to the shippers over the Lehigh Valley
line, but no other company handles as
much coal from Individual operators as
does the Lehigh Valley.
The demand upon the Lehigh Valley
Is looked upon as the precursor of sim
ilar demands to be made on the other
companies in an attempt to force the
coal combination to equalise line and
lidewater prices. . "
What action the Lehigh Valley com
pany will take in the matter could not
be learned today, but It Is probable
that a course will be outlined next
week and communicated to the Opera t
Trs" luuoclutkiu. . xnjB, iminfimate, cause
of the operators' action Is the present
demoralized state of the coal 'a due.
Prices are being freely cut by a number
of the larger companies with a view to
increasing tonnage, and the operators
hope to bring the big producers to
gether by means of foclng them to meet
competition at a still lower level.
AX OVATION TO DAYTON.
West Virginia Republicans Hold a llig
Rejoicing Over V llson's Defeat.
By the Vnlted Press.
Phllppl. W. Yn., Nov. 16. This little
town nestling among the hills pre
sented a wildly picturesque scene last
night, such ns the natives have never
seen before. It Is the home of Congressman-elect
Dayton, and the great
celebration was In honor of his splen
illd victory over William L. Wilson.
Special trains came In from Grafton
nnd Uellngton, the surrounding coun
ties sent large contingents, and alto
gether the multitude that congregated
was so grent that the streets of PhlllppI
were almost Impassable. The proces
sion extended from one end of the town
to the other. In the line of march were
hundreds of horsemen with their steeds
gayly caparisoned, bearing torches, fol
lowed by wagons with many devices.
' The whole town was decorated and
Illuminated, and from Court House
square there was a magnificent display
of fireworks. The - multitude cheered
incessantly. Congressman Dayton's
home was beautifully decorated. Mr.
Dayton stood In front of his residence
jfhen 'Iji'e " procession passed and re-
i celved aj ovation.
i
POWDERLY'S VINDICATION.
Movement on Foot to Make II I in Again a
Leader.
'By the United Press.
New Orleans, Nov. 16. Ex-Grand
Muster Workman J'owderly declines to
admit that he Is a candidate for re
election before the general assembly.
He said this morning that he came to
New Orleans on private business.
Nevertheless, he has been clor.rted with
Knights of Labor leaders ever since he
has been here. His friends In tho con
vention are making a quiet canvass In
Ms behalf, and It is said that if they
see their way clear his name will be
presented to the convention, not be
cause he-wants the ofllee, but because
he desires vindication.
Home 'of the delegates say that the
men who are ostensibly supporting
overeign will cast their votes for Pow
lerly If they get a chance, and that the
drift Is toward the old leader.
TIETZ'S BIG DAMAGES.
Receives $2.(M0 for Injuries Received in
a Traction Collision.
Ey the United Press.
(Philadelphia, Nov. 16. Adam Clark
Tietz, a laborer, who was thrown head
foremost through three panes of glass
an4 who received serious injuries by a
ptreet car collision two years ago, was
today awarded $:'6,960 damages agalnBt
the Philadelphia Traction company.
The' ease had been on trial before
Judge Iteed for several days.
DIED IN PRISON.
Lawyer Walter D. Allen Suddenly Expires
. at Moyamcnsing.
By "the United Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. 16. Lawyer WoJ
tr P. Allen, who, on Wednesday,'
pleaded guilty before Judge Bregy to
onhezslement, died at noon today In
itoWmensing prison. After his plea
of gkilty Judge Bregy deferred sentence.
but urdered Allen Into custody, and he
was taken to prison; He was to have
been sentenced today. - When the Jailer
opened the cell door this morning, he
found Allen lying on tne bed In a coma
tose condition. A physician was called,
but the unfortunate man died a few
hours later. The Immediate cause of
death was apoplexy.
Mr. Allen was 44 years old, and for
many years was an honorable attorney.
On Wednesday he pleaded guilty to
three bills of- Indictment charging him
with the embezzlement of $:'3,800 from
three of his clients. He had acted as
agent for the prosecutors and lost the
money In speculation. It was stated
that he had made restitution, and a plea
for mercy was made, after which he was
sent to prison to await the decision of
the court.
HE IS STILL HOPEFUL.
John Stevens Votes for the Democracy
at 103.
By the Vnlted Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. 16. John Stevens,
an inmate of the Old Man's Home, In
West Philadelphia, today celebrated his
103rd birthday. He was born In a county
of Massachusetts, which has since be
come the state of Maine.
He Is in good health and votes for
Democracy at every election.
BUSINESS 1MPK0Y1XG.
Dun's Weekly Review Notes Gradual In
creased Activity in Trade-Tho Effect of
the Bond Issue,.
By tho United Press.
New York. Nov. 16. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomorrow
will say:
In nearly all branches of business
gradual Improvement appears. Last
week was noted the fact that the main
conditions of business and trade had
not suddenly changed and this becomes
clearer to the disappointment of some.
Low farm products, low wagea and
only partial employment of labor, still
returd distribution, and the limited de
mand which hinders tho progress
toward recovery has not ceased. Many
establishments have resumed or udded
to their productive force, some also ad
vancing wages, but It will take time to
lift business out of its depression, and
the progress made, If less than the san
guine expected, is at least encouraging.
The decision to offer $50,000,000 bonds
for replenishment of the treasury re
serve, was, by bankers, generally ap
proved, but events are showing that
restoration of confidence cannot by it
Belf remove all embarrassment.
It Is generally assumed that the of
ered bonds will be taken at once. The
effect Is less easy to anticipate, for the
formal announcement that, after a gen
eral reconstruction of theTevenue laws,
it is still found necessary to borrow
largely, tends to raise doubt about
financial provisions for the future. The
reported exportation of gold from Lon
don, with a loss on its face of $7,500, at
present exchange rates, Is presumably
meant to effect thegbond subscriptions.
,ru-- - boon ifome with
drawal of gold from the treasury by
redemption of notes to make payments
for bonds, and goods rather than gold
are likely to come from Europe.' Lon-
aon lias also sold here about 15,000 shaves
of stock during the week. Money con
tinues to accumulate, none going west,
while the outgo to the south has dimin
ished. Bankers are much encouraged
by indications of larger business, but
there Is no Increase as yet In commer
cial borrowing.
Failures In the first week of November
were larger than of late;' being 1'70 In
the United States, against 3:'3 last year,
and 3S In Canada, against .16 last year.
PRESIDENT YOL'Mi'S VIEWS.
Will Discipline Bull Players Who t ut or a
New League.
By the United Press.
New York, Nov. 16. The National
leagup men during this morning's ses
sion discussed the new American as
sociation. President Young said that
there is no possibility of such an asso
ciation being formed, especially as the
association and the leugue would each
In some Instances have teams in the
same towns.
Mr. Young said Uiat the meeting was
also considering the contracts of some
players which would-e soon run out,
where the players hau signified some
Intention of joining the new association
should It be formed.
Mr. Young said that these players
would be disciplined. He thought that
all the discussion over the new associa
tion at the meeting would not show any
probability of the association's exist
ence. F1TZSIMM0XS ARRESTED.
Ho Knocks Partner Rinrdon Completely
Out of Time.
By the United Press. '
Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 16. While Bob
Fltzslmmons and Con Riordan, his
sparring partner, were boxing at
Jacobs' opera house in this city tonight,
Fltzslmmons caught Kiordan with a
blow on the point of the jaw and he was
knocked down. Tho blow was a light
one, but. Rlordan had been drinking
heavily and did not recover conscious
ness despite the efforts of two physi
cians, who gave him hypogradlo injec
tions and applied an electric battery.
Shortly after midnight Fitslmmons
was placed under arrest, Rlordnn is
still unconscious and shows no signs of
Improvement.
THE WIRE'S UNDERTONE.
Disappointment In love led Alex Bach,
aged 21, to shoot himself on a Brooklyn
dock.
D. A. J. Robinson, for twenty years
librarian of l'ale law school, has re
signed. Robbers murdered Bmanuel Otto, a
wealthy farmer near Morton, Minn., and
got tm booty.
Logan Carlisle, chief clerk of the treas
ury department, has gone to Hot Kprlngj,
Ark., for his health.
By the fall of an elevator four stories in
a Norwalk' (O.) storo, three men were
hurt, but none fatally.
St. Louis Is to have the largest tobacco
factory In the world, to cost Jl.uijO.OttO and
employ 3,000 men. :
While deranged, Miss Hannah "Weaver,
a prominent resident of Newport, H. I.,
hanged herself In her attic. ,
In a suit at Jacksonville, Fla to re
strain the Htandard Oil company from re
building, the corporation won.
George Vanderbllt's representative de
nies that there Is a mongoose on the Van
derbiit estate In North Carolina.
Clarence Bewaril has been elected vice
president of the Adams Express company
and William B. Dlnsmore, secretary,
GENERAL WEI BEHEADED
1
Chinese Officer Pays for the Pinfl
Yang Defeat.
WAS ACCUSED OF COWARDICE
Japan Considering the Offer of Mediation-Reasons
for the Delay Faets
Made Public About the Proposal.
Japs to Attack Port Arthur.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov. 16.
The state department has received of
ficial Information that a special meet
ing of the Japanese mlnlstery has been
called for tomorrow, to consider a final
answer to the offer of the United States
to mediate between China and Japan.
The delay thus far Is explained by the
fact that the cabinet meets at Toklo,
while the emperor, who has had to be
consulted, Is at Hiroshima. AVhat the
nature of the reply will be is not defi
nitely known, but strong inlimations
have reached the officials here, that tin
cabinet will usk that China either maki
her offer direct to Japan, or else free it
from all doubt by specifying the exact
amount of Indemnity which she will
pay.
The fact was made public to day that
the Tsang-LI-Yamen of China, the cabi
net council of the empire, made a direct
I request to the United States that this
government offer its services as a medi
ator. Heretofore It has been under
stood that the request from China was
that this government Join other powers
In Intervening, to which this govern
ment responded in the negative and
offered to act alone.
It was also stated late today that the
substantial features of the proposition
made by the United States to the Jap
anese are us follows: "If the United
States was In a position to exercise its
good ofllces In bringing about an under
standing between China and Japan,
would Japan feel that it would be pre
judicial to her interests to have such
Inlluence exerted-."' It Is pointed out i
that this language makes no offer to i
Japan, but merely inquires how she
would entertain mediation in case the
United States was in a position to offer
It.
Yokahoma, Nov. 16. Despatches re
ceived here from the headquarters of
the Japanese army operating against
Port Arthur say that Field Marshal
Oyama was expected to attack that
place yesterday or today. The Chinese
force defending Port Arthur Is esti
mated at 16,000 men of all arms.
Shanghai, Nov. 16. General Wei, one
of the Chinese commander at the bat
tle of Ping-Tang, where the Chinese
were defeated with heavy loss, was be
headed today for cowardice during that
engagement.
HLAND TO TRY AGAIN.
Will
I.ndeavor to Puss u Tree Sliver bill
ut the Coming Session,
By the Vnlted Press.
Washington, Nov. 16. Mr. Bland's
friends lu congress declare that It is
the intention of the father of silver to
make one last great effort to force a
l.ltl V... I,...,...-.
ing the coming session. It Is very well
known that Speaker Crisp is in harm- : borough and frars ure entertained that
ony with Bland and the expectation is the disease may become epidemic,
that Ihe committee on rules will favor There ure eleven cases among 1,700 in
the Missouri statesman in every possl- habitants.
ble manner. j The origin of the Infection is clearly
There is a clear majority in favor of traceable to the Gettysburg encamp
freo (silver In the house and If such a ' ment of the state's national guard last
bill goes through it will be likely to be ' August. Three members of Company
approved by the senate if a vole Is ever ! U, of .Montrose, were strickenaoon af-
reached and it is equally ertaln to be j ter their return from camp, and the dls
disappioved by the president. Sti.l i ease has since prevailed to a greater or
this will not deter Mr. Bland, who be
lieves that he ran pass such n bll
through the house over the presiden
tial veto.
M'RIED WHILE ALIVE.
Frightful Evidence. Tliut .Mnseott Cnmo
to l ife in His (iruvc.
By the Vnlted Press.
Grand Ledge, Mich., Nov. 10. Klam
Muscott, formerly a fruit tree agent,
who for about two years made Grand
Ledge his home and headquarters,
while on a trip to Alma, a little over a
year ago, was taken ill and died very
suddenly. Being among strangers, he
was burled rather hastily. ' Recently It
was decided to take up the body and
remove it to "SVillamstown.
When they opened the coflln, to their
horror, they found the corpse turned
over, with the hands clutching the hair,
handfuls of which had been torn out.
The face wbb terribly lacerated nnd
torn, which were evidences of the des
perate struggle he had made to free
himself from his tomb. It Is thought
that the supposed death was only a cuse
os suspended animation.
STEAMSHIP REGULATIONS'.
CIuss of Passengers Who Will Not Ue .41
lowed to Land In America,
By the Vnlted Press.
Washington, Nov. HI. It Is ascer
tained at the treasury department that
the Hamburg-American Packet com
pany and the North German Lloyd
Steamship company have Issued regu
lations specifying Isx classes of persons
who canont be landed In the United
States, and to whom the agents of the
companies are forbidden to sell tickets.
These classes include paupers, deaf
and infirm persons, persons under con
tract, assisted emigrants, persons who
within a year have been evicted of
crime and anarchists. .
SOVEREIGN'S FOLLOWERS,
Tho knights of Labor .Meeting ot New
Orleans.
By the Vnlted Press.
New Orleans, Nov. 16. The Knights
of Labor met today at 9 o'clock. There
was presented the report ot the special
committee, with Grand Master Sover
eign at Its head, which called the con
vention of national labor leaders at St.
Louis on June 13.
No further information concerning
the Bession was given out.
MAYOR OF A TOWN' SHOT.
The Boyd Ilrothers Kscapc After Killing
Two Men.
By the Vnlted Press.
Lula, Miss., Nov. 16. Jacob W. Har
man, mayor of this town, and Henry
Lawrence, a leading jeweler here, were
assasluated on the street at noon today
by John Boyd, overseer ot the Van-
Eaton plantation, and his younger
brother Bob.
A year ago Mayor Harman and the
elder Boyd had a dispute and several
shots were llred, since which time bad
blood has existed between them. Yes
terday afternoon Mayor Harman met
John W. Boyd on the street, drew his
pistol and beat him over the head with
It. Today the Boyd brothers came
Into town armed with rifles. At noon
as Harman and Lawrence walked up
the street to dinner the Boyd brothers
confronted them and opened fire. Har
man drew his revolver and fired a
couple of shots, ineffectually. Both he
and Lawrence were killed on the spot.
The elder Boyd escaped on horseback,
the younger on foot. They sent word
they would surrender to the sheriff,
but to no one else.
The two men killed were Cj years old.
The elder Boyd is 2i and the younger IS.
DEATH OF DR. M'COSII.
Ex-President of Princeton College Pusses
Away.
Ry the United Press.
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 16. Ex-President
McCosh, of Princeton college, died
tonight at 10 o'clock.
James McCosh was boi n April 1, 1S11, In
Carskeoeh, Ayshire. Scotland, and was
educated ut the universities of (jlusgow
and Edinburgh. At the latter Institution
he was a pupil of the famous Dr. Chal
mers. Ho chose the church for his profes
sion, and was ordained a minister of the
Church of Scotland at Arbroath in 18to,
whence he removed in 1C9, to Brechin.
His first work was published In 1843, and
was entitled "Method of the Divine Gov
ernment, Physical and Moral," which dis
cusses cause and effect In physical na
ture, and in the human mind, the laws of
substance and phenomenon. He received
the degree of LL. D. from Aberdeen in
18j0 and from Harvard in 18'iS, while
Queen's university, Ireland, has given
him that of D. Lit. '
In IbiiS, having been elected president
of Princeton college, he came to this
country. His administration at Princeton
was remarkably successful, and during
his Incumbency tho college Increased con
siderably. From an average of 2ij4 the at
tendance of the students went to iu",
while his own clusses In philosophy num
bered over 2u0, and the stun' of professors
Increased from seventeen to forty. Ills
advancing years Induced him to offer Ills
resignation In November, 1SS,, to take ef
fect April IS, ISSS.
HIDDEN TREASURE POUND.
l awsuit Over $1,100 Said to Have been
' Lost in Johnstown Mood.
By the United Press.
Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 16. A strange
lawsuit will shortly begin here that will
recall the great flood of ISSH. Last
June a boy In the employ of Undertaker
Loebrlch found a jar in the cellar of the
store containing $1,100 in !0 gold pieces.
Mr. Loeblich took the money, telling
the bo to say nothing and promising
to divide.
He failed to keep his promise and yes
terday he told Louis Wehn, his next
door neighbor. Now Wehn claims the
money, saying ho had It hidden In his
own cellar at the time of the flood.
The claimants will tUe the case to
court.
GETTYSBURG RETURN'S.
.Montrose" Is Threatened with Typhoid
Fever IpiJcinle.
; Special to the flcranton Tribune
I r,.,i. V..i. Iff Tfi.kAl.1 utTn. Tina
asbumed alarming proportions in this
less extent.
DEATH CLAIMED HER.
Michlgiin (Jirl Suffocated on the l.vc nt
Her Wedding hay.
By the Vnlted Press.
West Hay City, Mich., Nov. 16. Katie.
Connors wus to have been married to
day, but Instead of standing ut the
altar she rests lu her colliu attired in
her brldul robe.
Last night when she retired with
Nina Hammond, her cousin, she donned
her wedding dress to show Nina, and
then she laid it carefully on n chair.
This morning when her uncle went to
call her he found Katie dead from conl
gas, which had come from the stove,
and Nina in a precarious condition.
BEALL BURNED TO DEATH.
Farmer Loses His Life While Kndeavor
ing to save His Horses.
By the Vnited Press.
Creston. O., Nov. 16. Walter Benll, a
farmer living near here, was burned to
death this morning in a fire that de
stroyed his barn. Beall was endeavor
ing to save his horses when the flames
cut off his escape.
Ills young wife, became prostrated,
and died this evening from the shock.
Killed by on Explosion.
By the Vnlted Press.
Noriistown, Pa., Nov. 16. By tho pre
mature explosion of powder lu Paxsen's
quarry In Lower Merlon township today,
George Orllllth, fireman, and Vrluh Sny
der, engineer, were killed.
KEYSTONE VIGNETTES.
A trolley ear at Reudlng ran into John
G. Kheinwald's wagon, Injuring him fa
tally. Having been beaten by several men at
Pittsburg, Kate Williams is dying ut the
hospital.
Architect W. D. Hill has sued Pottsvllle
to recover $1,300 for planning the new
school building.
A broken neck was the result ot Will
iam Hendricks' fall from a coal breaker
near Wllkes-Barre.
Falling forty feet from a scaffold at
Pittsburg. John Allen and John Munich
were seriously hurt.
A bottle of poison was swallowed by
Harry Toblus, a prisoner in Berks county
jail, but a physician saved hlu life.
In two robberies within a few weeks
Arthur Roberts, of Rupert, Columbia
county, lost 1,(kj0 worth of storo goods.
FROM WASHINGTON'.
The cruiser Detroit Is at Cadiz.
Congressman Springer will take to the
law after his present term.
Secretary Herbert has determined to fit
out the Old frigate Lancaster.
The postoRlee department promises that
the pale pink stamp will soon be stickler
and darker. ; .
Twenty-nine census office clerks were
dropped for lock of work and 1XW more will
.follow In a few days,
TRIPLE liERj, EISA
Straight Shoots Two Women and Puts
Pour Bullets in His Own Body.
ARMED KITH TWO REVOLVERS
1 lour Merchant Angry at His Wife Fol
lows Her and Kills the Woman and
Mortally Wounds Her Sister,
and Then shoots Himself.
By the United Press.
Elmira, N. Y., Nov. 16.
This city was startled this afternoon
about 4 o'clock over the report that a
triple murder had been committed on
Hudson street. The facts briefly are
these:
M. V. Straight, who conducts a flour
and feed store, nnd his wife -have not
lived together for the past, few weeks
on account of domestic difficulties. This
morning Mr. Straight sent a note to his
wife asking forgiveness, and requesting
her to tuke him back again. She failed
to reply. Thin angered the h unbuild
and he purchased a revolver, although
he already had one. This afternoon he
saw his wife nnd her sister, Mrs. Mary
Whitford, In the business part of the
city, and dogged their movements until
they were within 100 feet of their home,
when he ran up behind them to within
ten feet and emptied the contents of
one revolver tit them both. He then
deliberately drew forth his other
weapon and fired again ut Mrs. Whit
ford. After tiring the last nhot he re
marked: "I guess I have llxed both of
you," and sitting down on a horse
block, emptied four chambers into his
body near the heart.
Terror of the Spectators.
Meanwhile a crowd gathered In the
vicinity ot the tragedy, but no one
dared go near him. Straight realized
that they were afraid of him and shout
ed that he would not hurt anyone, as
he hud killed those he was after. Neigh
bors then removed all parties to the
house.
Mrs. Straight was shot three limes in
the back, the balls lodging in the ab
domenal cavity and base of the lungs.
She died at 7 o'clock this evening.
Mrs. Whit.'ord was shot twice, one bail
piercing .the arm and lodging in the
posterior side of the thorax, the other
shattering the spinal column near its
base. She is still alive, but sinking
rapidly. The murderer was removed to
the hospital and retained consciousness
for several hours. He graphically de
scribed the murder to the district attor
ney. He Is now unconscious and death
is but a question of a few hours.
The parties are all well known, re
spectable citizens of Elmiru, mid the
tragedy lias created great excitement.
THE ALLEGED IXSl'LT.
Statements in Reference to the Imprison
ment of Consul Hollis Appear to Have
Been Exaggerated. '
By the Vnlted Press.
Vushlngton, Nov." 16. The facts in
regard to the alleged insult to the Stars
j and Stripes implied In the reported In
carceratlon of American Consul Hollis
3 t,,e V" f a fortress of the I or
tugese colony of Mozambique, Africa,
which huve been so much exaggerated
in disputches from this city, are of
ficially stated as follows:
I'nited States Consul W. Stanley Hol
lis ,of Massachusetts, shot at a bur
glariusly Inclined Kafllr one night in
September nnd the wounds proved mor
tal. Mr.Holllswastrledjustusa British
consul in u city of the Vnlted States
Would be tried under similar circum
stances. Thn Mozambique Judicial
authorities found the consul guilty of
a crime which is akin to justifiable
homicide In Anglo-Saxon Jurispru
dence, but which under Portugese law
appears to carry wifh it a mild sentence
of Imprisonment, evidently intended to
restrain the Kultirs from too much in
discriminate killing on slight provoca
tion. The Mozambique penal code also
has a unique provision that tho prose
cution may appeal, and unless the ap
peal warrants an Increase ot sentence
the convict is acquitted.
The state department has been in
formed that such nil appeal has been
noted, presumably In the consul's be
half, and that Mr. Hollis enjoys full
liberty on his own recognizance.
SHE STRUCK A BARGE,
Accident to the Vnlted States Cruiser
Cincinnati.
By the Vnlted Press.
New tork, Nov. 16. The Vnited
States cruiser Cincinnati which left
the Brooklyn navy year this morning,
returned this afternoon, huvlng met
with an accident on her way to New
London. When the vessel was passing
Execution Rock in Long Islang sound
she struck n sunken object, which brok
some of her plates forward umldshlps
near the boiler.
The water began to pour Into the air
chamber and all the bulkheads were
closed. Although thn accident was not
a serious one, Captain Glass deemed it
wise tn, return to the navy yard.
At the time the vessel struck she was
ploughing through forty-eight feet of
water, and there are no rocks charted
there, it is surmised that the object
struck was a mmken coal barge. Tho
Cincinnati will be placed In dry dock
and examined.
THE DIPHTHERIA CURE.
I-xreilracnts Mudo with Antltoxen Are
Fncouraging.
By the I'nited Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. 16. A clinical re
port of five cases of diphtheria treated
with the antitoxin, or dlphtherlne, the
new cure for that disease, Is published In
this week's Issue of the Medical News.
Injections were made In tho presence of
Doctors Bcmls and Carman, resident
physicians of the Municipal hospital,
and Drs. Frese and Kneass, ot the Ger
man hospital. Subsequently Dr. Louis
Fischer, of JsTew York, visited the hos
pital nnd dnjected three additional pu
tlents In the presence ot several phy
sicians. The first pntient, n child 2 yenrs old,
had been ill a little longer than two days
when admitted. Ten cubic centimeters
of the antltoxen were Injected on the
day of admission. The child lingered
unall last Saturdey, ten days from the
day of admission, when death occurred.
Ten minutes after the first baby was
treated, the second case, a little girl,
aged 2 years and 8 months, was injected.
By Nov. 5, three days after the Injection,
the child's condition remained about the
same as when the Injection was given.
By Nov. ! the child had quite recovered
from diphtheria, but had a slight at
tack of searlata.
It seems to be the general Impression
that the new cure for diphtheria has
come to Btay. .
DEATH OF COLONEL LINES.
The Well Known War Veteran Passes
Away at Wllkes-Barre,
By tho United Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Ta., Nov. 16. Colonel
William E. Lines, aged 52 years, died
today of Brlght'B disease. He was dis
trict superintendent of tho Lehigh Val?
ley Coal company, a position he had
filled with honor for many years past.
During the war he was llrst sergeant
of Battery C, Fifth United States. The
Century Magazine of June, 1887, pays
him a glowing tribute for his bravery.
He was a prominent Mason and a mem
ber of the Union Veteran Legion.
,Th:e deceased leaven a. wife, four
daughters and one son.' His estate is
a very large one.
CONTESTS WILL FOLLOW
Twenty-five Kemocrats Will Strive for
Places of Regularly l lccted Republicans-One
Republican Will Also Contest.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov..' 16. The members
of the committee on elections of the
house of representatives in, the Fifty
fourth congress will find their positions
no sinecure. Notwithstanding the Im
mense majority secured by the Re
publicans last week, there will be an un
usually large number of contests for
seats mude before the committee, great
er than when the elections gave a much
narrower mnrgln to the successful
party.
It Is said at Republican headquar
ters that the size of , Republican ma
jority will have no weight in determin
ing the consideration or Issue of the
contests: that in all cases where fraud
Is clearly proved of sutllcient extent to
have reversed the will of the voters, or
where the majority of tho voters In a
district have been prevented by undue
means from expressing their will, the
seat will be given to the hian legally
and morally entitled to It." Contests on
mere technicalities, it was further
stated, would not be encouraged in any
way.
The Itepubllean congressional cam
paign committee have been advised of
the Intention of the defeated candi
dates to institute contests in twenty-six
districts, the contests lu every case but
one being a Democrat.
V. J. DON'OHUE DEAD.
lie Was a Widely Known Sporting Editor
and Referee.
By the Vnlted Press.
New York, Nov. 16. Peter J. Dono
hue, the well known sporting writer,
died at Lakewood, N. J., at 6 o'clock a.
ni. today. Death, -it is believed, was
due to a complication of disorders. He
hud been ill for some time, but his
friends thought his once rugged consti
tution would pull him through.
Mr. Donohue, or "P. Jay," the name
he used In writing, was born In this
city, forty years ugo, and was known
throughout the country not only ps a
competent sporting writer, but as an
excellent referee of limited round box
ing contests. He had probably llgured
in this eapuelty in the ring more often
than any other sporting man iu Amer
ica. . ,
As a young man ho' organized the
Harlem Athletic club, with several oth
er. prominent members of the sporting
fraternity. Ills first newspaper work
was with tho "Sportsman." , For ten
years he was sporting editor of the
World und an ardent admirer of John
L. Sullivan. With James Kennedy and
John B. Duy, ho started tho New York
Sporting Times, which, however, wus u
failure. Since its first issue until ill
ness prevented, Mr .Donohue wrote a
special sporting column for the Re
corder. He numbered his friends by
the hundred in all the large cities in the
Vnlted States.
NOT VERY SAUGUIN'E,
Cornell Wants to bet One Hundred
Against a Thous, id.
By the Vnited Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. 16.-Tho Cornell
Foot Bull team and substitutes, In all
twenty-four men, arrived here this
evening from Ithaca. Tho Cornell
boys, from their talk, have no hopes of
winning, but they confidentially expect
to score, although to Judge from tho
odds they ask In tho hotting, they are
not very sanguine on this point either.
One Cornell man tonight wanted to
bet $100 against a thousulid that Cornell
would score, but no Pennsylvanlan was
found enthusiastic enough to give such
odds, '
IN HONOR OF PEN'N'.
Large Gathering at Cherry Tree Yester
day. By tho Vnlted Press.
Cherry Tree, Pa., Nov. 16. Over 1,500
people gathered here today from three
counties to witness the unveiling cere
monies at the monument erected by the
stute of Pennsylvania marking the
boundary line of Wlliam Ponn's pur
chase from the Indians.
Ex-(lovernor Beaver made the un
veiling address. F. A. Shoemuker, of
Kbensburg, followed In a short address
devoted to a brief review ot the laws of
William Penn made for the people.
Annual W. C. T, I'. Convention.
By the I'nited Press.
Washington, Nov. K The fifth annual
convention of the r ,1-partlsan Women's
Christian Temperance union adjourned
at noon today after selecting Kansas City
as the place for holding the convention
next November. Resolutions were adopt
ed expressing belief that the laws against
the t rulllc in liquor are as well enforced us
any other laws.
Renounced Ills 1'alth.
By the Vnlted Press.
Allentown, Pa., "Nov. 16. Rev. Max Ma
K II, during the past year rabbi of the
Brlth Knies Jewish congregation, re
signed lust night. He renounced his
faith and declared his conversion to
Chrlstiunlty. He will join the new United
Evangelical church and may . enter the
ministry.
WEATHER REPORT,
Increasing cloudiness with, conditions
favorable for showers, followed Saturday
evening by, fair, much cooler, northwest
winds. -
pita's
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100 Ladies' Umbrellas, "Extra
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40 ladies' Umbrellas, Twilled
Union Silk, natural wood, rubber
and horn handles, $1.75.
60 Ladies' Umbrellas, Twilled
Union Silk, black, brown, navy
garnet and green, handles, small
Dresden knobs, ivory, natural root
or fancy bent sticks, with neat
silver trimmings, $2.25, $2.75,
$3.25 and 3.75.
100 Gent's Umbrellas, English
Gloria, 75c; Silk Gloria, $1.00;
Union Twilled Silk, $1.50 and $2;
Extra Union Twilled Silk, $2.50,
$3.00 and 83.05; sizes 28, 30 and
32-inch. Handles finest imported
natural sticks, Weichsel, Congo,
Scotch furze, French oak, acacia
and olive, in bulbs, hooks, crookB
and roots.
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MIN
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313 Spruce Street'
Telephone, No. 4633. ,
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i
HAVE just returned
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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
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. B. Look at our show windows
you pass.
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'i 408 SPRUCE STREET,
NEAR DIME BANK.
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