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I i. EIGHT PAGES 5G COLUMNS. SCR ANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 1894. TWO CENTS A COPY. ROW OVERJWRELEVELMD A Proposition to Extend Courtesies Causes a Breeze. FUN IN THE LEGISLATURE The Resolution to Give the Presidential I'urty the Freedom of Both Houses Meets with Fierce Opposition from Certain Mombers. By the United Press. Columbia, S. C, Dec. 18. In the house of representatives Mr. MoGllL of Abbe ville, today Introduced the following resolution and there was an lnterest ing scene: Whereas, The president of the United States and his party are now visiting In our state, and Whereas, The general assembly Is now In session and desire to extend to the presi dent and Kentlemen accompanying him that courtesy due his exalted character and official position, be it Resolved, Iiy the house, the senate con curring, that an Invitation be and hereby Is extended to the president of the United Stales and the gentlemen comprising his party to visit the general assembly now In session and accept the privileges of the floor of the two houses, Mr. Duncan, of New Berry, a reform er, then said: "I hope 'this matter will not be disposed of in this way. I am opposed to extending such courtesy to a president for whom we Juatly enter tain so little respcot. I therefore move to table the resolution." The speaker seemed to hesitate about putiting the motion. He said as the presiding officer, he doubted the pro priety of putting such a motion. Mr. Watson, the reform leader, then took the floor. He .said he hoped the resolution would not be withdrawn. The matter, if withdrawn, had gone so far thatit would be given full publicity. While Hhey might differ In policy with the president, Mr. Cleveland was never theless the president of the United States. "I hope we won't go down on record as taking such action as this." Mr. Tatum, of Orangeburg, another leading reformer, took the floor and tried to help Mr. Watson control the house and said they could not afford to vote this resolution down. Nobody was more opposed to Mr. Cleveland's policy than himself, but It wa3 time to stop. Resolution Adopted. The speak-r than took a hand, saying they were assuming an opposition to the resolution which did not exist so far as he had seen. He said he had no ticed no opposition. He suggested that the vote be taken on the adoption of the resolution. Quickly he put the mo tion on a viva voce vote. No nays were heard, and he declared the reso lution "unanimously adopted." In the senate Dr. Kyrd and one other senator voted against the resolution, but thete was no discussion nor any incident. ' At tonight's session of the house, Mr. Duncan brought the matter up again. He Introduced the following resolution, which was signed by himself and J. H. TJlackwell,' of Williamsburg. It wa3 sent up to the speaker, who asked Mr. Duncan what he proposed to do with the resolution have it passed and re corded in his own behalf, or something els. Mr. Duncan said he wanted It Bpreil on the minutes. The resolution read: Resolved, That with all due respect for the office of president of the United States and with due deference to the poli cies and principles of parties, we wish to be recorded as ever ready to do honor to to whom honor Is duo, but In our opinion, Grover Cleveland having prostituted the high office of president of the United States in using his opportunities In the be trayal of the Democratic party and the repudiation of Democratic principles, wc record ourselves as opposed to the resolu tion passed by the house doing honor to the great party wrecker in the history of American politics. Mr: Duncan rose to a question of per sonal privilege. He quoted a section from the constitution giving any mem ber the right to object to anything adopted by the body and to have his reasons of his protest recorded In the Journal. It was a home strike. He said after reading the section that he asked accordingly that his resolution be recorded. ' The speaker Ignored the request and stai'ted to continue the regular work. Mr. Duncan Mr, Speaker, I want your ruling on my point. I want to know If this house can openly violate the constitution.' The Speaker I am only the mouth piece of this body; it has acted. Mr. Duncan persisted in the matter, insisting that the constitution gave him nights which that body could not take from him. The Speaker That Is your opinion on the subject of the constitution, wid all I can say is that the house has listened to you with pleasure. The resolution was promptly tabled. That ended the controversy. TO CONTROL SEMINARIES. The General Assembly of Presbytery Makes Overtures to Synod. By the United Press. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 18. The Monon gahela Presbytery of the United Pres byterian church met In the Fifth church, Pittsburg, today and after an animated debate rejected by a vote of 38 to 10, an overture from the general assembly that the latter body should have power over all the seminaries Instead of their being separately con trolled by the different synods, as at present.. ' The Allegheny Presbytery of the United Presbyterian church held a ses sion In Allegheny today. By a vote of 36 to 1 it negatived the vote of the general assembly to give it control of the seminaries. At the quarterly meeting of the West moreland County Presbytery of the United Presbyterian church held In Pittsburg today, by a majority vote the proposition to give Into the control of the general assembly the seminaries now In charge of the , synod was adopted. JAPAN IS INDEPENDENT. Will Not Follow Course Marked Out by England and Russia. By the United Press. London. Dec. 18. It is understood that the agreement between England and Russia in regard to the war in the east does not permit any warlike opera tions In the vicinity of the approaches to Shanghai. This includes prohibition of a hostile fleet passing up either the northern or southern, entrance to the Yang-Tse-Klang. Japan at first ac cepted the terms of the agreement, but has recently threatened to disregard them, on the ground that the Shanghai arsenal Is supplying the Chinese with arms, etc It is believed that the third Japanese army at Hiroshima Is destined for Nanking. The English and Russian governments have, intimated that they would prevent this movement, and the recent assembling of the British fleet, under Admiral Fremantle, at ChURan, and the gathering of the Russian fleet at Che Foo, Is thus accounted for. It Is understood that England and Russia have decided to fight, if necessary, to prevent hostilities in the Yang-Tse-Klang. HUNGARIAN MURDERED. Ho left 1 alrvlcw with $200 and Did Not Return, By the United Press. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Dee. 18. Joseph Sitkoski, a Hungarian railroad laborer, was found murdered this morning near Fairview. He left the latter place laBt night to take a train for Wilkes-Barre with $200 In his possession, and as the money is missing robbery was undoubtedly the object of the murderers, JOSEPH SHIPLEY DEAD. Fontcr Editor of tho Scranton Repub lican Expires of Heart Failure at Ills Home In Springfield. By the United Press. Springfield, Mass. .Dec. 17. Joseph L. Shipley, formerly editor of the Spring field Evening Union, died at his home in this city yesterday of heart disease. Joseph L. Shipley was a native of Londonderry, N. H., and was 62 years old. He was bred a fa-mer's boy and then learned the carpenter's trade, meantime fitting himself for Yale col lege, from which he graduated in 1S61. After leaving college he accepted the position of principal of Bacon academy at Colchester, Conn., which position he held for two years, resigning in 1866 to become night editor of tha Springfield Republican. In 1869 he be came connected with the editorial staff of the Boston Journal, and remained there three years. For a year he was managing editor of the Scranton (Pa.) Republican, and fur more than two years editor of tho Register and Chronicle of Allentown, Pa., In which he owned a half interest. He moved to Massachusetts In 1872 to take charge of the Taunton Gazette, but was soon called to the staff of the Union, with which he was connected for twenty years. The Union, started In 1864 by Edmund Anthony, of New Bed ford, had then passed into the hands of Clark W. Bryan & Co. In 1881 it be came the property of a new corporation, formed by the editor and his friends, and Mr. Shipley took the full responsi bility of managment. In 1882 he became chief editor and president of the Union Publishing com pany and the owner of the paper in 1893, in which year he sold out," He had since resided at Springfield, and he was member-elect of the legislature for a second term. Mr. Shipley was at one time president of the New Eng land Associated Press. Mr. Shipley was an earnest Republi can and he made his newspaper one of the most influential and widely quoted Jpournals in New England. He was a partisan, but he took a broad view of public questions and never failed to treat political opponents fairly. In the writing of political articles he was strong and convincing, and the Repub lican party In Massachusetts owed much to his untiring efforts for its ad vancement. IRWIN'S CASE. Pool Operator Guilty of Contempt of Court. By the United Press. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 18. Judge Thomas Ewlng, today, handed down an opinion in the rule on George M. Irwin, the pool operator, In which he adjudges Irwin guilty of contempt of court, but decided not to Issue an attachment for him until he has another opportunity to give his books over to John D. Bailey, the temporary receiver. The court rules that Irwin was an agent for his depositors and that he has not the right to claim the books as personal property. This afternoon Irwin made public the name of the member of the chamber of commerce who had speculated with him, accompanying the disclosure with a threat of proceeding aganst him, should he (Irwin) be indicted for gam bling. Mr. George H. Anderson, super intendent of the chamber, the gentle man named by Mr. Irwin, was seen, and said that he had speculated on margins and might at some time have placed money through Irwin. DEBS WILL GO TO JAIL. Convicted Labor Leaders Claim to Hav No Conf idenee in Courts. By the United Press. Chicago, Dec. 18. President Debs and his associates, at a long conference held this morning, decided to go to Jail and Berve the terms imposed upon them by Judge Woods without making an effort to secure a habeas corpus or an appeal. ; , This action was taken directly against the advice of their lawyers, who even now insist that they will try to get the appeal.' Debs gave as his reason for this sudden change of front that he and the other directors have no confidence in the courts, and believe they would not get a fair show there. All the prisoners will go to the Cook county Jail, notwithstanding the fact that Judge Woods ruled that they could have their choice of jails. They think time will pass more quickly when they are together, to say nothing of the Im mense advantage It will give them In transacting the business of the union. Rescrvo Still Shrinking. By the United Press. Washington, Deo. 18. The treasury de partment Is Informed that $1,800,000 In gold was withdrawn from the sub-treasury at New York, thus reducing the gold reserve today to 91,654.909. TELEGRAPHIC TICKS. Blackwell's Island almshouse lunatics beat and murdered their aged attendant, Gilbert Cooper, of New York. Ex-Supreme Judge Severes, of Iowa, was stricken with paralysis. Just after un important argument at Oskaloosa, la. Bodies of the two Schurts children lost in a snow storm near Waupun, Wls.,;ivere found lying face downward In a bog near home. ( . v- - ' . J O'Sullivan Characterizes Delegate Morgan by Opprobrious Epithets. A DISTURBANCE AT DENVER Morning Session of the American Fedcra tion of Labor Exceedingly Lively. Gompcrs Willing to Accommodate Belligerents at Any Time. By' the United Press. Denver, Col., Dec. 18. A resolution against compulsory arbitration was adopted at the beginning of the morn ing session of the American Federation of Labor without discussion. A resolution 'submitted by Henry Weissman, of New York, asking the convention to most emphatically disap prove of the action of a number of New York unions of clgarmakers, mechanics and furniture workers in affiliating with and supporting the Central Labor Federation of New York in its open an tagonism of the union of bakers and confectioners, was debated at great length. Delegate Morgan said: "There Is war to the knife between Weissman and other leaders." Delegate O'Sullivan, of Boston, arose to remark: "I enter my protest against the chair permitting that scurrilous whelp (pointing to Morgan) to attack delegates on this floor." Delegate Morgan Did you hear that? It came from cultured Boston. Another sample of my treatment here. Several delegates said: "Take that back, O'Sullivan." Delegate Llnchan: "Don't you do it, O'Sullivan, or I will repeat it." Morgan arose again and shaking his hand at Gompers exclaimed: "O, how I would like to get you on a platform on equal terms, then I would fix you." President Gompers retorted: "Any time you desire." The special committee to whom was assigned the appeal of Eugene V. Debs for sympathy and financial aid In his present trouble In the courts reported a resolution condemning certain ac tions of courts of equity, and appealing to the public to secure legislation to check the encroachments of the courts upon the personal liberties of the peo ple. Also another resolution extending sympathy and commiseration to Debs and his associates, and promising them moral and financial support In their struggle. Both resolutions ' were adopted. Scoring the Knights of Labor. At the afternoon session Delegate McGuIre submitted a full report upon the conference held In St. Louis last June. The report favored the scheme for semi-annual conferences. Upon the consideration of this report Mr. Penna, of Linton, Ind., Bald: "As long as the Knights of Labor or ganization. Is in the hands of the pres ent gang :of officers I am Opposed to meeting with them for any purpose whatever. I understand that Messrs. Sovereign, Bishop and Hayes were present at that conference. The execu tive council has libelled all trades unions by classing those three men as reformers. There is neither reforma tion nor honesty, nor common decency In either one of those men or In the three men combined. Where there is no veracity there can be no sincerity, and hence no reformation. I sincerely hope that there may be no conference with those parasites on the labor move ment. It is a fact that fully three fourth of the Knights of Labor are in open rebellion against those three men. They have the power of making up the general personnel of their conventions and have the power to seat enough del egates and exclude those who are a menace to their policy. It is not be coming n any decent reform body to stoop to recognize that gang. ' "I protest that we do not recognize that gang of bloodsuckers at any and all times. I therefore move to amend that the American Federation of Labor hold Itself In readiness to meet at all times with sincere men In the reform movement, but refuses to meet with the Knights of Labor as at present con stituted, and until that body recognizes the principle of trade atrinomy and ceases to encourage dual authority In any one trade." The report with this amendment was adopted without opposition. Another blow at the Knights of Labor was struck by the refusal of the convention to en dorse the United Brewers' label. This label has the Knights of Labor seal In corporated In the design. The closing scene of the convention was a dramatic reconciliation between P. J. McGuIre, of Philadelphia, and T. J. Morgan, of Chicago, who had so bit terly assailed each other on the floor of the convention, and on previous occa sions. The delegates sang "Auld Lang Syne" and adjourned in the best of spirits. ' This evening a banquet was given the delegates at the St. James by the Den ver Trades Assembly. SHE WAS HYPNOTIZFD. A Strange Criminal Case Engaging the Attention of a German Court. By the United Press. Munich, Dec. 18. A sensational trial Is taking place here. A teaclver of languages, Czestana Czynfkl, is charged with hypnotizing a lady of title and in ducing her to marry him, his purpose being to obtain her fortune. The marriage was performed by a friend of tho teacher, who Impersonat ed a priest. Several specialists In hypnotism have been summoned as wit nesses. State Farmers' Alliance. By the United Press. HarrlBburg, Deo. 18. About forty-eight counties are represented at the sessions of the State Farmers' Alliance, which com menced In this city today. W. A. Gard ner, the president, Is In the chair. Routine reports were heard today. CONDENSED STATE TOPICS. Northumberland county teachers are holding their forty-second annual insti tute at Bunbury. t The Pellefonte Bar association will hold a meeting In memory of the late ex-Qov-ernr Curtln on Dec. it. At the point of revolvers two highway men robbed Farmer Charles Lytle, near Dubolstown, of $38 and fled. Fourth class postmasters were yester day appointed In Pennsylvania as fol lows: Adam Epplnger, Harmony, vice D. P. Boggs, removed. .. . . , The Salary Is Nothing ; Yet Some Men Always A LEHIGH VALLEY WRECK ' Buffalo Express Crashes Into a Train of Coal Cars. A SWITCH WAS MISPLACED Engine, Baggage and Express Car Badly Shattcred-Passcngers Shaken, but Not Seriously Injured Narrow Es cape of Engineer and Fireman. Special to the Scranton Tribune. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Dec. 18. The Buf falo express on the Lehigh Valley rail road met with a serious accident at Horton's switch, three miles from here, this morning. When near Horton's the train ran into an open switch and ploughed into a number of coal cars standing on the track. The engine, bag gage and express cars were badly wrecked. The engineer and fireman Jumped to save themeslves. The pas sengers, most of whom were asleep, were badly shaken up but none were hurt. A number of cars standing on the switch were wrecked Traffic was delayed for several hours. At the point where the accident oc curred Is a sharp curve. On the right hand side are a number of culm piles extending from Port Bowkley to Plalnsvllle. On the opposite, or west, side la a meado conldetubly below the level of the tracks. The train left Wilkes-Barre ten minutes late and the fact of there being no stops between that city and Pitt9ton, a distance of nine miles, the train was running, when the accident occurred, at a rate of no less than 50 miles an hour. Just as the train pushed around the curve Engineer Wahren saw the switch open, but be fore he could collect Ills thought the train Jumped the rail and crashed into a lot of coal cars that were standing on the sldLng. The force of the crash was terrific. The engine swayed for a mo ment and then toppled over into the sofj mud below. The baggage and ex press and smoking oar In some way be came uncoupled from the remaining coaches and followed the engine. They are a total wreck. Engineer Wahren and Fireman Stephens stuck to their post, and not withstanding their thrilling experience, escaped with slight injuries. Fireman Stephens, who resides on Parke street. West Plbtston, was seen, and In relating his experience said: "We were flying along at a forty mile an hour gait and was In the act of giv ing her coal when all of a sudden I felt the rumble beneath me and in an In stant was hoisted In the air. I knew nothing more until I found myself be tween the engine and tender, which had become separated. I next dragged myself out and secured medical attend ance." Mr. Stephen's injuries consist of several painful contusions of the skin, but nothing serious. G. L. Bcnleman, of Mauch Chunk, the express messenger in charge, had a miraculous escape also. He was thrown violently against the timbers and sus tained a terrible gash in the head, eighteen stitches being required to close the wound. None of the passengers or trainmen were hurt, but as can well be Imagined were badly shaken up. Investigation leads to the belief that a deliberate attempt was made to cause the wreck. Only twenty minutes be fore the express ran Into the switch an empty engine passed over It In safety. The railroad officials are thoroughly aroused over the outrage and they say they will spend thousands of dollars to hunt down the vlllians who made the attempt at wholesale murder. BREAK IN BELL STOCK. I'nited States Circuit Court Decides Against Bcrllucr Patent. By the United Press. Boston, Dec. 18. Judge Carpenter, In the United States circuit court, this noon, decreed that the telephone pat ent 463,469, issued Nov. 17, 1891, to Emlle Berliner, be declared void, and deliv ered up to be cancelled. The company has the right to appeal to the United States circuit court of appeals. The Berliner patent Is, next to the Bell patent, which has already expired, the most Important patent ever pos sessed by the American Bell Telephone company, as it covers the use of the carbon or microphone contact used in the long distance transmission of speech. Upon the announcement of this de cision, Bell Telephone stock broke from 200Vi to 191, and sold later to 194 and 193. More than 700 shares changed hands, BIG HOTEL FOR SALE. Sheriff, Will Dispose of the Famous . Stockton at Cape May. By the United Press. Cape May, N. J., Dec. 18. The famous Stockton hotel of this city Is in tho hands of the sheriff, who will advertise It for sale to satisfy & claim against It of the West Jersey Railroad company for 60,000 with two years of accrued i " ( cft-. wy v ai wv Interest. There is a eecond mortgage (chattel) held apalnst the property by John F. Betz, of Philadelphia, for $25, 000, foreclosure proceedings of which are not included in this sale. The hotel has been lately managed by F. Theo dore Walton. The Stockton was built in 1S69, and has cost something near a half million of dollars. Lately It has been much Improved. Its original owner was the West Jersey Railroad company, which now brings the suit of foreclosure. THE REGULAR TICKET. Lehigh Valley Railroad Management An nounco Their Choice. By the United Press. Philadelphia, Dec. 18. The ticket rec ommended by the management of the Lehigh Valley railroad to be voted for at the annual election on Jan. 15 was today announced as follows: President, E. P. Wilbur; directors, Charles Hartshorne, William L. Con ylngham, William A. Ingham, Robert H. Sayre, James I. Blakeslce, John R. Fell, John ,B. Garrett, Charles O. Skeer, Beauveau Borle, Joseph Wharton, Thomas McKean and O. H. Myers. This board embraces three new names of prominent stockholders Messrs. Wharton and McKean, of Philadelphia, and Myers, of Bethlehem. These gen tlemen take the places of W. M. H. Sayre, Rollin H. Wilbur and Henry S. Drinker, officers of the company, who remain in the service In their respective positions, and who retired from the board at a meeting held today The addition of two such representa tive Phlladelphlans as Messrs. Whar ton and . McKean to the directorate elicited favorable comment among Le high Valley stockholders In this city today. Mr. Myers, too, is popular In Philadelphia and his election was well received. Friends of the foregoln can didates profess to feel no doubt what ever of the above ticket's re-election. NEW ORGANIZATION. It Was Formed to Advanco tho Sabbath .. .Observance Movement. Special to the Scranton Tribune. - Wilkes-Barre, Dec. 18. A meeting of temperance reformers and gentlemen interested in the Sabbath observance movement was held in this city today. The attendance was Binall. After some discussion, an association to be called "The Northeastern Penn sylvania Sabbath union" was formed, committees being appointed to draft the constitution, by-laws and the other Incidental work. J. Wells Hollenback, of Wilkes-Barre, was elected president; A. W. Dickson, Scranton, vice presi dent; J. L. Stelle, Scranton, treasurer; and F. A. Dony, Scranton, secretary. No definite line of work was arranged, the meeting confining itself to routine business, and the president was re quested to convene a meeting of the association at an early date. Tonight a mass meeting was held, at which the newly-elected officers and Rev. Dr. Mott, president of the New Jersey Sab bath union, delivered addresses, urging the citizens to assist them In maintain ing the observance of the Sabbath and the closing of saloons on the Lord's day. A resolution was passed pledg ing themselves to use nil legitimate efforts to Insist on a better observance of the Sunday laws. New Jersey to Have a League By the United Press. Camden, N. J., Dec. 18. A preliminary meeting of the men Interested In the for mation of a base ball league In this state was held here this evening. It was de ckled that the league should be made up of cities in New Jersey and should not bo an Interstate league as was proposed. When the league is formed there will be eight cities in It. , Petition of Wheelmen Dismissed. By the United Press. Harrlsburg, Deo. 18. Atterney General Hensel dismisses the petition of the Penn sylvania wheelmen for writ of quo war ranto against the Perklomen and Read ing Turnpike company, a proceeding to revoke Its charter for charging wheelmen tolls, and says they have their redress in the courts, where the question raised should be tested. FROM WASHINGTON. Senator Lodge proposes to put the con sular service under civil service rules. Statues at Washington of Grant and Sherman have been proposed In congress. It Is proposed to make General Schoflcld a lieutenant general, the grade to die with him. ' A bogus Jewelry swindle through tho malls will be stopped by the seizure of all such packages. Ambassador Bayard renews the warn ing against the folly of believing the stor ies of English estates seeking American owners. Agricultural bureau investigations con firm the general Impression of hyglunlsts that our diet Is one-sided and that we eat too much. Mrs. J. G. Blaine has leased to a Chi cago syndicate the site of the house in which her husband died, on which to erect an apartment house. Thomas O'Hara, of Michigan, has been appointed consul at San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua, vice Bralda, dropped because of his meddling In the Blueflelds trouble. , Scramble for It. EVIDENCE BYWHOLESALE Flood of Damaging Testimony Before Lexow Committee. CAl'T. CREEDOX'S CHRISTMAS Liquor Dealers Assessed Each Year to Fill tho Gallant Officer's Stocklng-Tho Price Paid for Democratic Votes, Benjamin In tha Soup, By the United Press. New York, Dec. 18. The sessions of the Lexow committee were resumed this morning. John W. Reppenhagen, the man who handled the $15,000 which was paid by Captain Creedon for his appointment to a captaincy, was re-called. The wit ness testified that he paid the money to Martin at the bank. He paid it in $1,000 bills. The amount was $9,950. Martin did not say anything about dividing the money with anybody else. Mr. Goft then took up a new line of Inquiry. He asked: "Isn't it a fact that the liquor dealers of the vicinity were assessed to give a Christmas pres ent to the captain every year?" "Yes sir, it is." Policeman Thomas O'NIell testified to paying different captains $5 per month, being paid of money he collected from the White Star line. Oscar R, Canchols told of attempts to bribe him to give up the books In which were entered the item of $500 paid to Cap tain Schmlttberger. Other otnTers tes titled to collecting money from the steamship companies and dividing with the captains. Roundsman Vail specified Schmlttberger and Gastlln as the cap tains, he divided with. He collected $3,000 from the Hoboken ferry people, every cent of which he gave to Cap tain Schmlttberger. Sargeant Taylor testified to collecting money and dlvld lug with Inspector Steers, the latter getting 80 per cent. Two Dollars Each for Vctcs. Jacob Klomus, a painter, testified that ex-Alderman Benjamin, who now holds a position in the county clerk's ofUce, had paid more than a hundred men $2 each for voting the Democratic ticket at the recent election. At the conclusion of this testimony Mr. Golf said he thought that there was suf ficlcnt evidence against Benjamin, who now holds a position in the county clerk's office, to secure his Indictment, and Chairman Lexow directed that tho mutter be placed before the district at torncy. An adjournment was then taken until tomorrow morning. Ex-Inspector Steers lives in a private dwelling, which he is said to own, on Amsterdam avenue. He is a compara tlvely poor man, the house in which he lives constituting his entire fortune, He was retired Oct. 1, 1892. Inspector Steers was not at home when a re porter called this evening. REPORTERS ARE HELD. Newspaper .Men at a Prize Fight Are Ar rested as Accessories, By the United Press. London, Dec. 18. The Australian pugilist, "Dummy" Wlnthers, charged with manslaughter in causing the death of George Smith in a pugilistic contest on Dec. 7, was committed for trial this morning. The timekeeper, referee and several others, Including three reporters w"ho were present at the ring side, were also committed for trial as accessories. DOWN AT THE HEEL. Tho Failure of Four lllg New York Shoo Firms, By the United Press. New York, Dec. 18. Four failures in the shoe trade were announced today: Samuel Cohen & Bro.. Gottschalk Cohen, Archibald Flemmingand Marcus Marsop, manufacturer on Reade street. The liabilities of Samuel Cohen & Bro. are said to be $400,000, including con tingent liabilities on endorsements. They are said to' have endorsed notes of $50,000 for Marsop. Chicago's Election Commissioners. By the United Press. , Chicago, Dec. 18. The board of election commissioners this morning began a rigid Investigation Into the mutilation of the ballot boxes and the tampering with the ballots cast In tho late Hopkins-Swift mayoralty election. Nothing new has been so far discovered tending to clear up the mystery. Six Students Suspended. By the United Press. Carlisle, Pa., Dec. 18. After a full Inves tigation of the alleged haslng at Dickin son college, the faculty today suspended six students for one month. The offense was trivial, but the publicity given the matter rendered a light punishment nec essary. WEATHER REPORT. For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; warm er; north winds, becoming south. INLETS i Holiday Goods A Short Story Is Best. Silks and Satins Black and Colored, in latest designs. Housekeeping Uncus Are always acceptable, Tancy Embroidered Linens in Scarfs, Squares, D'Oylies, Pillovr Shams, etc. Elegant Hand Embroidered Handkerchief. 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