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EIOIIT PAUES---5G COLUMNS.
SClt ANTON, PA., THURSDAY MOttXIXO, BECEMIIElt 20, 1894.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
QUEEN OFJGREA FAINTS
Her Majesty Paralyzed liy the Plain
Talk of Count Inouvc.
t'XEASY FEELING AT CHEPOO
Cliincso Generals Who Could Not Win
Victories Aro to l!o Piinluhcd-OM.
clulsuith t'nprunounciiMo Names
Will Suffcr-Army Discipline.
By the United Tress.
Yokohama, Dee. 10. The First Japa
nese army, operating from Chleu-I.en-CheiiB
with detachments thrown out
toward New-Chniitf and Moukden, is
making but little headway. The coun
try Is dillleult to traverse and the enemy
offers repeated resistance to the ad
Vance of the Japanese troops. It ap
pears probable, however, that the Flrnt
army is not nnxia'is to Ret to New
Chang or Khans-Hal-Kwaiif,' before the
other forces of Japan are ready to
stri!:e.
Shanghai, rc. 1!). The local news
papers of date publish imperial decrees
of Dee. 17, ordering the arrest and the
handing over to the Hoard of Punish
ment of Kuntr, the Taotal of Port
Arthur, p.nd Generals Wel-Wu-CheiiK,
TunE-Sze-LIn, CliianR-Kue-Ite and
Chinjj-Yunh for losing Tort Arthur.
The decrees also order the arrest of
Tsao-IIu-Kyi, the commander of
Tttllen-Wan, near Tort Arthur, for
cowardice, and the arrest of We-Yu-Kwel,
commander of the naval division,
for incapacity and for losing control of
his nun and permitting pillage. The
arrest is also ordered of Yeh-Chiah-Choa,
commander In chief of Chlhli, for
sending false reports of victories,
whereas he retreated from Yashun and
lost Ping-Yang and Anchow.
The arrest of Admiral Ting, who was
In command of the Chinese force at the
battle fought between the fleets of
China and inpnn, off the Yalu river,
nnd who retreated with the remnants
of his fjree to Port Arthur, is ordered
on the charge of cowardice and falling
to protect the harbor of Port Arthur
from the enemy.
Chefoo, Dec. 19. An uneasy feeling
still prevails here owing to the threats
of the Chinese soldiers against the resi
dents in the event of the Japanese
forces succeeding in capturing Wei-Hal-Wei.
It is reported here that the
Chinese authorities have refused to
grant the passports asked for by the
Russian minister for a detachment of
Russian marines intended to be sent to
Pekin in order to guard the legation
of Russia.
Korea's (,)uecn Denounced.
Victoria, 15. C, Dee. 19. The advices
from Yokohama up to date of Deo, 7,
brought by Che steamship Empress of
India, Include the following: The con
troversy between Count Inouye and Tai
W'on Kun has resulted in the resigna
tion of the aged Korean statesman and
his return to private life. This solu
tion Is not altogether satisfactory, for
secret Intrigues of the king's father
have always been more dangerous than
his public actions, and in retirement
he may succeed in doing more to thwart
Japanese projects of reform than he
would 'have openly attempted as Prime
Minister of the kingdom. It Is appre
hended, moreover, that his withdrawal
my be followed by, an effort of 'the
Mln faction to regain ascendency, and
their reappearance on the political
Stage In the present unsnttled condi
tion of affairs would be little les than a
calamity.
Count Inouye'a labors will not be
lightened by the removal of Tai Won
Kun. On Nov. 2G, he had an interview
v. lith the king, which lasted four hours,
and In which not only the relations of
JUpan and Korea were discussed, but
the condition of the kingdom was ex
posed wllli a directness and earnest
ness (hat could nut be misunderstood.
By her own request the Queen was
present, but this circumstance did not
prevent Count Inouye from denounc
ing the corrupt practices which It is
veil known that Her Majesty has been
Implicated In. As her own personal
complicity In the schemes for the resito
ratlon of the old system of misrule was
laid bare, she pleaded Illness, and with
drew from the apartment. The Queen
was go overcome that she fainted.
Count Inouye is understood to claim
that his plain speech was an Impera
tive necessity and the stability of the
throne depended on It not less than the
welfare of the whole country. At the
close of the Interview, the king signed
a decree for the encroachment of sev
eral measures of reform, trusting H to
the Japanese minister for execution at
the moat advantageous time.
RIOT IN A COURT HOUSE.
Clubs und Revolvers Drawn und Six Per
sons Injured.
By tho United Press.
St. IjouIs, Dec. 19. A miniature riot
broke out iln Cie court of criminal cor
rection at noon today. William Wright,
a negro, hiad Just been dlsoharged on a
chiarge of misdemeanor and was hav
ing tlhe court room. Oltleers attempted
to arrest him on another charge, when
his friends, believing that he wa-s a vic
tim of police persecution, resisted and
attempted to release the prisoner.
A furious struggle ensued, during
which clubs were freely used nnd re
volvers drawn. As a result of the riot
six persons were badly Injured and two
detectives have been suspended from
the force pending an investigation.
.
STOCK NEEDS PURE WATER.
Milk Should llo Dolled lief ore Being Isc J
on the Table.
By tho United Press.
Reading, Pa., Dec. 19. At a meeting
of veterinary surgeons of eastern Penn
sylvania In ths city today Dr. J. W.
Saliade read a paper, entitled "Purpura
Hemorrhagic." He said pure water
should be the principal consideration
for the keeping of all animals. Dr.
Otto Noack, of thin city, read a paper
on "Meat and Milk Inspection." He
advocated an Inspection of all meat
and milk and advised the boiling of the
latter before using on the table. Dr.
Sallado offered a resolution calling for
a "live stock commission" to bo ap
pointed by the legislature, whose duty
it shall be to look after the health and
welfare of all live stock.
The resolution calls for the appoint
ment of the state secretary of the board
of health, state secretary of the board
of agriculture, breeder of live Btock and
three veterinary surgeons. An appro-
'
prlalion of $50,000 will be asked to carry
out the work.
GUI 110 IS SANGUINE.
Docs Not Think He Needs to Train to Tight
Dixon.
By the. United Tress.
Philadelphia, Dec. 10. George Dixon
und Young Grlffo were matched today
to llhgt twenty-live rounds at catch
weights for the house receipts before
the Seaside Athletic club on Jan. 13.
The winner will take all the receipts,
while the loser will get nothing. Tim
Hurst, the base ball umpire, will prob
ably otllclate os referee. Each man
will put up $rU0 as a guarantee that he
will appear In the ring on the night of
the contest.
Grlffo will probably weigh above the
light weight limit, 113 pounds, while
Dixon will not go over 122 pounds. That
Is about his weight now. Dixon will
begin active training on Jan. 5. Grlffo
does not think he needs to train for
Dixon.
K1DKTLE9 BY THE POPE.
Tho Action Tukcn , by American Arch
bishops In Reference to Secret Societies
Not Approved.
By the United Pr. ps.
New York, Dec. 10. -The Brooklyn
Kagle this evening prints the following:
Iilshop McDonnell had a surprise In
store for the clergymen of the diocese
when they assembled yesterday in tho
diocesan seminary to participate in
the regular quarterly conference. The
bishop announced that he .was In re
ceipt of a communication from Mgr.
Satolll. The communication was writ
ten in Latin and It stated that the apos
tolic delegate had been Ininstructed by
Rome to notify the archbishops, bish
ops and priests of the United States
that the action taken by the American
archbishops relative to secret and semi
secret societies, at a meeting held by
them in Chicago, has been ridiculed by
the college of cardinals and by the
pope.
The meeting In Chicago was held at
the residence of Archbishop Feehan,
and though it was known that one of
the topics to be discussed would be the
attitude of the Catholic church toward
secret societies no Information as to
the results of this meeting was given
out.
The letter read at the conference was
received by the papal delegate. This
letter contains the Information that
the Knights of Pythias, the Odd Fel
lows, and the Sons of Temperance are
now under the ban of the Catholic
church, and the Catholics who join any
of these three societies will be excom
municated. Those Catholics Who are now mem
bers of one or more of these societies
will be exhorted to sever their connec
tion with them, and if they refuse, they
will, from that moment and by their re
fusal, cease to be Cuthollcs. The de
crees affect no other country save the
United States.
FINE DETECTIVE WORK.
Thirtccn-Ycnr-Old Colored Moy Tortured
by Sleuths,
By tho United Press.
Wllkes-Rarre, Pa., Dec. 19. John
Bird, a 13-year-old colored boy, today
accused Thomas Quigley and Thomas
Langley, acting detectives, of stringing
him up to a tree twice to make him tell
what he knew regarding the blowing
up of the Hungarian boarding house,
by which four men were killed. The
boy knew nothing and say3 they hauled
him up twice for severaJ seconds each
time and then, when, they found they
could get nothing from him, he says,
they threatened to kill him if he told
about them hanging him.
There is a reward of $1,000 for the ar
rest of the murderers. Qnlgley, who Is
a wealthy merchnnt of Miner's Mills,
denies the story utterly and It Is sup
posed some man reported himself as
Quigley and tried to get the story from
the boy.
DINED ON HORSE FLESH.
New Jersey Citizens Masticate Trotters
and Pacers at a Iiunquct.
By the United Press.
Newark, N. J., lc. 19. Richard S.
Hopkins, of this city, entertained about
100 of the most prominent residents of
Newark at a banquet of horse flpiili at
hlshome tonight. Dr. Hopkins Is a
veterinary and the purpose of the din
ner was to show the utility of horse
nV.s-ih as an article of every day diet.
The attendance Included nearly all of
the leading physicians of the city. The
meat was served In various forms and
all pronounced It excellent. Dr. Ohes-
tor Viandci'verat slated that a horse
flesh marktlt would soon be opened In
Newark.
Dinned In Effigy.
By tho United Press.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 10. Students of
Richmond college who were dlssnllslied
at the election of Professor lioatwrlglit
as president of tho college, met early this
morning nnd hung tho young president
elect in clllgy.
l or tlio Seventh Term.
By tho United Press.
Baltimore, Dee. 19. Tho board of direc
tors of the Baltimore and Ohio rullroad
today re-elected Charles F. Mayer pros!
dent of the company for the seventh con
secutive term.
STATE NOTES.
Schuylkill county has 1.071 applicants for
license next year, an Increase of 80.
Wllllamsport people arc agitating In be
half of a local National guard armory.
United Mino Workers' District No. 2 an
nual meeting will bo held at Phllllpsburg
oa Jan. 8.
Vuynesboro burglars blew open the
safe In B. F. Welly's distillery only to get
away with
Woodpeckers have burrowed Into and
ruined many new cedar telegraph poles
near Reading.
Thero are forty-eight counties repre
Rented In tiro Hlale Farmers' Allluuce, In
session at Harrlsburg.
Lycoming county has issued bonds for
$130,000, mainly to replaco bridges swept
away by the spring flood.
Tottsvllle citizens will be given
chance to vote to establish a borough elec
tric light plant at the February election.
It Is estimated that 1,000 Poles und Hun
garlans have left Shenandoah the past
year and their places are being filled by
Italians.
Mrs. Washington Shatters, of Reading,
the mother of six children, has mysteri
ously dlKappeured and Is supposed to have
drowned herself.
While Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Mepslner
celebrated their golilon wedding at Tut-
amy, near Seaton, their granddaughter,
Miss Clara Messlnger, and H, F. Doeh,
of Flleksvllle, were wedded.
iffl-PAIUAW POINTS
A New Jersey Attorney Seeks to
Ikfog the Learned Court.
TO SAVE A MURDERER'S NECK
Lawyer Scmplo Attempts Original Jug
glery in tho Effort to Defeat tho
Ends of Justice in tho Caso
of Theodore Lambert.
Camden, N. J., Dec. 19. A' peculiar
legal move was made today by Lawyer
John L. Semplo before Judge Garrison
in behalf of Theodore Lambert, who is
under sentence to bo hanged on Jan. 3.
Lambert was convicted of murder on
May 27 last and enitenced Oct. 13 to be
hanged on Dec. 13. On Dec. 4 Lawyer
Semple obtained from the governor a
reprieve for Lambert until Jan. 3,
pending application to the board of
pardons for a commutation of sent
ence. The board of pardons on Thurs
day laut refused to commute the sent
ence. In court today Mr. Semple de
clared that his client, although not Slav
ing been executed on the day leg.Uly
designated Dec. 13 .was legally dead.
Being dead, tho law had no more con
trol over him or 'his body.
Such being the case, Lambert was
now being Illegally restrained of his
liberty, and a writ of habeas corpus
was therefore asked of the court to set
him free.
"Humph," ejaculated Judge Garri
son, as the application was made to
him, "legally dead and yet alive; got
no life and yet wants his liberty."
Semplc's Peculiar Points.
Mr. Semple went on to argue that ac
cording to tho laws of New Jersey the
governor of the state possessed no
perorgative to interfere to prevent an
execution unless he exercised same
witlhin ninety days from the date of
conviction.
The ninety days had passed when
Governor Werts granted the reprieve.
The stay of execution being, therefore,
invalid 'and 'tlhe legal day of execution
having passed, the law has no more
control of Lambert.
In arguing with the governor for re
prieve w'hen the governor contended
that the ninety days limit had expired,
Mr. Semple claims that the conviction
accompanied the sentence and not the
verdict, .amd that, therefore. It was
then within the ninety days. Judge
Garrison set down next Saturday to
hear and determine whether ihe would
grant Lambert the writ asked for or
not.
Lawyer Semple declares he has a fed
eral supreme court decision as a prece
dent forSiis motion.
'ROME BANK DEFALCATION.
Methods by Which Cashier Biclby und
Teller Gillett Concealed Their Financial
Operation's.
By tho United Press.
Rome. N. Y., Dec. 19. The further in
vestigation of the defalcation of John
E. Bielby, cashier of the Central Na
tional bank of Rome, and of Samuel
Gillett, the teller, discloses a total short-
ige of nearly $40,000. of which amount
$3,000 Is traced to the teller, who re
ceived the money on deposit, credited
It on the depositor's pass book, but did
not enter It on the books of the bank.
The cashier's method included tho
forging of individual notes In sums of
$1,000 to $4,000, and of crediting out
standing certillcates of deposits as paid
up. His peculations were all sunk In
stock speculations during the past year
and a half, except that he claims to
have $S,000 to his credit In New York
which he will turn back Into the bank.
Iileiby was arraigned this afternoon
before United States Commissioner
Roland. He demanded examination,
which was adjourned till Thursday
afternoon. Mayor Gillett, who was
the teller of the bank, lias not been seen
since Monday. There Is no longer any
doubt that he has embezzled some of
the funds of the bank.
The bonds of the defaulters amount
to $10,000. The directors today voted to
close the doors of the bank pending the
investigation of its affairs. This also
temporarily closes tho Oneida County
Savings bank, of whose effects the Cen
tral bank Is the custodian. Nothing
wrong has been found In the ease of
the savings bank, but ns a precaution
ary measure estate name uxuminer
llackus has caused all of the pass books
of depositors to be called in for com
parison with the accounts.-
I!y the removal of the mayor from
the city his office will become vacant
und the comoinn council will appoint a
mayor pro tern.
DEMAND NINE HOURS.
Erie Employes Claim They Cannot Exist
on Present Wpgcs.
By the United Press.
Lima, O., Dec. 19. The employes of
the Lake Erie and Western jnilroad
main stoops In this city have demanded
an Increase In working hours. They
claim they cannot make living wages
in eight hours and want nine hours
work.
The demand was made In writing
and a failure to comply may cause a
strike.
Commander l.awler at Louisville,
By tho United Press.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 19. General Com
mander Lawler, of the Grand Army of the
Republic, and his stuff aro la Louisville to
consult with the local committee re
garding the encampment next yeur in
this tlty. A meeting of tho executive
council was held at tho Gait House this
morning.
Entertained a Lurge Audience,
By tho United Press.
Greenville, Miss,, Dec. 19. Steve Adams
was hanged In tho Jail yard here today for
the murder of James Ivorson on tho night
of April 1, 1SDI. Two thousand people,
mostly colored, Including hundreds of wo
men and children, witnessed tho hanging.
Operators Victorious.
By tho United Press.
Masslllon, O., Dee. 19. Tho finding of
the board of arbitration appointed to closo
the mining controversy Is a complete vic
tory for the operators, Tho board pre
sents a unanimous report placing this
district on the sumo basis as tho Hock
ing valley.
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I'.iiRcno Kelly Dead.
By tho United PrcBS. '
New York, Dec. 19. Eugene Kelly, the
millionaire banker, dlod this morning at
his home In this city. Ho was SO years
old. Paralysis was the cause of his death.
H h liiliiii ralil m$p
INTERMANNJ PERJURER
Admits That He Testified Falsely to
Save Kis Comrades.
STEEKS IS VEHY INDIGNANT
Declares That He Never Knew Santa Clans
In the Person of u Suloon Keeper,
llattie lioss Wus Protected.
Schinittbergcr Arrested,
By tho United Press.
New York, Dec. 19. The usual crowd
was present when the session of the
Lexow committee opened this morning.
Policeman Intermann was the first
witness today and he admitted he per
jured himself, when previously before
the committee, to save two other police
men who are accused of taking bribes.
Intermann said that it was an under
stood obligation on the force that the
police should stand by one another and
that was why he had perjured himself.
Sergeant Patrick Byrne testified thnt
money collected by the police on duty
around the steamship wharves from
the owners nnd agencies of the different
lines was given to Inspector Steers.
Kx-lnspector Steers was present when
the committee met. He was served
with a subpoena. There were rumors
afloat thut indictments had been found
by the grand Jury against Policeman
Intermann and others. Captain An
thony J. Allaire was called and detailed
his Investment In real estate. He was
worth $:!4,000, the savings of forty years.
He declared thnt any one who testified
that he had received Christmas pres
ents from liquor dealers swore falsely.
Hattie Koss, colored, keeper of dis
orderly houses, testified to paying for
police protection. She ran hIx houses
and had not been disturbed in six years
Police Captain Schmlttberger was ar
rested shortly after K o'clock this even
ing. No new Indictment was found
against him, but tho district attorney
had been notified by Mr. Goff that he
had learned that Schmlttberger In
tended to escape. from the ctly. It was
deemedadvisnble, therefore, to Increase
the amount of his ball In order to in
sure his appearance when desired.
Tho arrest was made at police head
quarters, to which place Schmlttberger
had been summoned, and he was at
once taken to the district attorney's
odice. The new ball was fixed at $20,000
and the captain's friends are now seek
ing bondsmen. It had been expected
thut Herman Oelrlchs would become
surety.
M NULTY LOST HIMSELF.
A Pugo in His Memory Wotted Out by n
in ink.
By tho United Trets.
nnthcrford. N. J.. Doe. 19. Borough
Clerk Alex McNulty, who disappeared
on Sept. 12, when he went to New York
city, returned, to Kutherford on Mon
day night. Today It was learned that
he was at his residence on Home nvo
nue, and, to a reporter who visited him
there he made the following statement
regarding his disappearance:
On Sept. 12 he met a man calling him
self H. C. White, In New York. They
had a drink together at a saloon at
Third avenue and Fourteenth street.
McNulty remembers leaving the sa
loon, but has no recolleotlon'of other In
cdents of the night, and next recalls
(Hiding himself many miles from New
York. Struck with remorse he con
tinued to dissipate and again lost his
memory. On recovering he tried to get
work in vain, and would have got home
sometime ago had ho possessed the
money to pay his fnre. He wrote to
his wife, and she sent him sufllclent
money. McNulty would not say where
he had been during lis absence, but ex
pressed a determination to clean up all
his debts.
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FATAL SALOON BRAWL.
Sam Haskell Perforates the Wood Boy's
w ith Lead.
By tho United Press.
Anderson, lad., Dec. 19. In a saloon
brawl this morning Lon Woods was
shot and killed, and his brother, James,
has several bullets In his body. Sam
Haskell, Who did the shooting; In self
defense, was ptruek on the head by a
brick which made an ugly looking gash
His housekeeper, Mrs. ltebeeoa. Tegan,
had -Over skull fractured, by a mlswile
thrown by one of the Wood boys.
The Woods and Henry Ford, all ftteel
w-orkors, tried to clean out Haskell's
saloon after drinking and refusing to
pay for $2 wortih of beer and whisky.
THE BOY RETURNED ALIVE.
Hoppy Ending of uStransoCnso of Mis
taken Identity.
By the United Press.
Chlcngo, Dec. 19. George II. Har
bour, who was supposed to have been
murdered near Pana, Ills., turns out to
be alive. The body found naked near
tlie railroad tracks at Pana several
days ago was sent to this city several
night and preparations were being
made by the Harbour family f tho
Club House of the Green Ridge Wheelmen.
funeral. At noon today William II.
Barbour, the father of George, was In
the undcrtakng establishment where
the body lay. "There is no doubt," he
said, "as to the Identity of my son."
While he was speaking the boy, who
Was supposed to have been murdered,
walked Into the place. Father and son
were clasped in each other's embrace
for a moment and then they left, the
boy refusing to stop to say anything
until he had seen his mother. One man
has already narrowly escaped lynch
ing on suspicion of being the murderer
and several others are being closely
watched.
A dispatch from Pana says that
Cummlngs, Incarcerated In the county
jail as the supposed murderer, has been
released. The officers will not give out
anything further than that they will
have the real hurderer In forty-eight
hours. The body of the boy was
Identified as that of Arthur L. liinnion,
of Vernon, Ills.
STOLEN GOODS IX A MINE.
Bond of Kohbcrs Near Pittsburg Secrete a
l.urgc Amount of Plunder in Abandoned
Coul Chambers.
By the United Press.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 19. The Pitts
burg, Virginia nnd Charleston railroad
station at California, Pa., was broken
into last Thursday night by masked
men. The company's ugent, Peter
Poor, was forced Into a small room and
the door locked. Poor released him
self after several hours' confinement.
In the meantime a large quantity of
goods was removed from the building.
Detectives finally spotted men coming
from an abandoned coal mine, and yes
terday arrested two of them on sus
picion. Kills Halshouse and William
Jane are the suspects.
An examination of the abandoned
mine was a revelation, it being fitted
out with astonishing elegance and com
fort. The stolen merchandise from the
railroad was but u small part of the
plunder found, which will aggregate
many thousands of dollars in value.
The discovery will lead to the arrest of
a number of people and the breaking
up of a gang of thieves that has been
operating In the vicinity of California
fur over a year. Ralshouse and Jane
were sent to jail.
Mr. Stevenson's Southern Trip.
By tho United Press.
Washington, ,Dcc. 19. Vico President
Stevenson lef tWashlngton nt 11 o'clock
tonlnht by til" Southern Pacific railway
for Ashevllle, N. I'., to spend the holidays
there with his family. The condition of
his Invalid daughter remains unchanged,
but Mr. Stevenson hopes she will bo
strong cnoicli to be taken to the milder
climate of Florida.
tanners' Alliance.
By tho United Press.
Harrlsburg, Dee. 19. The state council
of tho Farmers' Alliance devoted the
morning session to discussion of matters
recommended us subjects for .legislation.
The revenue bill prepared by the state tax
conference will bo approved 'and strong
resolutions will be uodpted opposing the
repeal of the antl-oleoinargarlno law.
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Death of Captain Reynolds.
By tho United Press.
llackensaek, N. J., ' Dec. 19. Captain
Kdward McDonald Heynnlds, for tho pimt
few years a resident of Maywood, died
this moiiihig of progressive muscular
atrophy, aged 70 years. Deceased served
with honor In the marine service durin,;
the Mexican und civil wars.
The .Mob Wants Him.
By the United Press.
Morganlield, Ky., Dec. 19. A young man
named Yamlull was brought to the j.nl
hero last night by Marshal Wilson, of
Princeton, to escape a mob which warned
to lynch him for murdering a inun mimed
Baker und assaulting his wife.
CABLE tX'LLINUS.
Amsterdam diamond cutters have gone
out on a strike.
The sultun Is said to bo prostrated with
acute neuralglu.
General (Jourko, late governor general
of Warsaw, has been raised to tho runk
of Held marshal.
Forco will be used by tho Indian gov
ernment td subdue tho Wuzirls, If they do
not nt once submit.
The supreme council of comraerco of
Franco has pronounced, by a vote of '!'
to 11, against a ourlux on non-Europenn
sugar.
Tho death of Itobert Louis Stevenson,
tho novelist, was very sudden, his health
having been unusually good fur some time,
previous.
FROM WASHINGTON.
Tho flagship Philadelphia Is being In
spected by Han Francisco visitors.
The bill appropriating $100,414 for a na
tlonul mllltury park at Gettysburg, Pa.,
has been reported to tho house.
An adverse report will bo mado to tho
senato on Uio bill to forfeit land grunts
where railroads were not completed in
proper time.
Congressman Altken, of Michigan, will
fight tho Washington lawyers who get Si
per rent, commission on sums allowed
po3totlle employes for extra time.
Tho postoltlee department has Issued
"fraud orders" against Sears, ltoebuck
& Co., Alva Manufacturing company and
A. Curtis & Co., operated by W, 8. Ab
bott and Fred 1211, at Minneapolis and
Chicago.
TO CHIUpEffil
Scheme to Use the Kivcr for Gencr
atimj Electric l'ov.cr.
A 1JIG DAM AT COXOttlNGO
The Wcstinghouso Llectric People Said to
lie Behind the Project to Utilize tho
Stream und Are Prepared to
Put Millions In It.
By the United Tress.
Baltimore, Dec. 19. The scheme to
harness the Susquehanna river and
utilize Its waters as a means of gener
ating electric power took definite shape
today. Certificate of Incorporation of
Che Susquehanna Hiver Electric com
pany was filed for record. The incor
porators are Moses H. Houseman,
George K. McGaw and Winficld J. Tay
lor, of Baltimore, and Charles B. Mc
Conkey, of Peach Bottom, Pa. The
capital stock for the present Is placed
at $100,009. Mr. Houseman W'as chosen
president and Mr. McGaw treasurer of
tihe preliminary company.
It is the purpose of the company to
dam the Susquehanna near Conov.'in
go, Md and to erect a large oleotrls
power house similar to that In opera
tion at Niagara Fulls. The power thus
generated will bo transmitted to Balti
more, Philadelphia, W.ilmlngtdii and In
termediate points for street railways,
electric Ilg'hts and other purposes.
Large tracts of land have been pur
chased near Conowlngo and the sur
veys 'have already been completed for
an Immense plant. Work will be com
menced on the dam as soon as the
spring fro-hets are over and it is ex
pected Uhat the company will be able
to furnish power to Its subscribers by
Jan. 1, 1S9G.
It Is said that tlhe Westinghou.se Elec
tric peoplo are biMnd the project and
t'hat the capital of the company will be
Increased to several millions of dollars
when preliminaries ihave been ar
ranged. CAPTAIN DREYFUS WElT.
The lrench Military Speculator Has
Crown Gray.
By the United Press.
Paris, Dec. 19. The epurt martial ap
pointed to try Captain Albert Dreyfus,
accused of selling military plans and
secrets to the Italian nnd German gov
ernments, has decided to hear the case
In Camera.
The trial began this morning nnd
Captain Dreyfus wept ns he entered
the prisoner's dock. He has aged
greatly In appearance since his ar
rest, his hair having become very gruy.
SIR I KE TIIREATENED.
lied not lon from the Slxty-ninc-Ccnt Huto
ut Pittsburg .May Cause Trouble,
By tho United Press,
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 19. At this
morning's, session of the miner's dele
gate convention a vote on the wage
wale was taken, resulting In 26 to 23 In
favor of the present 69 cent rate. Im
niedately a motion was passed to re
consider the action just taken and tho
entire question was re-opened.
A general strike against a reduction
from the C9 cent rate Is Indicated,
NEWS TIPS.
St. Louis' first test of .nntl-toxlne saved
a child's life.
Will Meyers, tho 18-yenr-old assassin of
Forest Crowley, of Atlanta, Gu., hus been
sentenced to hang Feb. 8.
On account of a fraudulent Issue of $100,
0110 worth of bonds, the Halifax Street
railway is In a bail plight.
Left In charge of a honso near Den
blg, Out., John Gregg und Wilson Hughes,
aged 15, were burned to death.
In a fit of despondency, Mrs. William
Jones, of Dry Hollow, .Mo., cut tho throats
of two children und then her own.
Philip Pernio, of Indiana, vice presi
dent oftho United Mluo Workers, will
probably succeed MeHride as president.
Guilty with a recommendation of mercy
was tho verdict against four Birlkers who
stopped trains at Trlnldud, Col., lust
July. '
Shortage of $0,0) was found in tho ac
counts of Treasurer C. Wellies, of Mc
Cook county, S. 1)., who has been ar
rested. For embezzling $S0O, ex-Trcaurer W. W.
Allen, of the Order of Track Foremen, at
St. Louis, was arrested and will mnko
good tho shortage. "
To test her rights, Mrs. Helen M.
Gougar is suing tho Lafayette (lad.) elec
tion board for $10,000 damages, because re
fused a vote on election day.
Tortured by Burglars.
By tho United Press.
Bethlehem, Pa., Dec. 19. Information
was received here today that musked
burglaiB. hud secured several thousand
dollars from Thomas and David Athold,
hermits, residing In the backwoods near
Bursonvtlle, Bucks county. The burg
lars numbered six and received the plund
er by torturing the men with hot pokers.
WEATHER REPORT.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; variable
winds.
Rnleys
noadai goods
A Short Story Is Best.
Silks mid Satins
Black aui Colored, iu. latest
designs.
Housekeeping Linens
Are always acceptable, Fancy
Embroidered Linens in Scarfs,
Squares, D'Oylies, Pillow
Shams, etc.
Elegant Hand
Embroidered Handkerchiefs.
Real Lace Handkerchiefs In
Valenciennes, Buchesse
and Point from 08c. up.
CIR LINE OF
UMBRELLAS
Is unsurpassed, from our 43
cent School Umbrella to the Fino
Spitalfield's Silk.
Kid Cloves, Fans,
Perfumery, Etc., Etc.
FIN LEY'S
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
H. A. KINGSBURY
ACEXT FOK
, H. SCHiEREH S CO.'S
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THE VERY BEST.
313 SPRUCE ST., SCRANTON, PA.
LEWISJEiLlYSDAVIES
FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
for your boy get hint a pnir ot
Storm Kiiig Hoots or u pair ol
Shoes that will stnud till sorts ol
sport and protect the hoy's health.
LEWIS, REILLY 4 DAVIS,
Wholsale and Retail.
STORE OPEN EVENINGS
Our doors arc open to every
lover of the beautiful, aud we
welcome all to see and enjoy
the largest display of Holiday
Goods that was ever put oil
exhibition in this city.
Take n
Look nt the Diamonds
in Our Window
Can show you many
more inside.
W. J. WEI CI! EL
408 SPRUCE STREET,
NEAR DIME BANK.
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