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I" TWELVE PAGES 84 COLUMNS. SCRANTOK, PA'., SATTrJiDAY MORXIXa, DECEMBEtt 22, 1894. TWO CENTS A COPY. STORY Folltiqat Influence Prevails Over Merit in Police Promotions. NEW MfiN WERE INDEPENDENT Offleers with a "Pull" Not Particular ' Aoout Violating Rules-Benefits of , Joining the Pequod Club-Proper Place to Buy Mluerul Water. By the United Press. New York, Dec. 21. The principal witness before the Lexow committee today was Police Captain Max Schmitt berger. He testified that In the last ten years, despite the Introduction of the civil aervlce system, political Influence prevailed over merit In appointments to the police force and In promotions. In addition, a man who sought promo tion has generally had to pay for it Captain Schmlttberger said there were certain persons known as go-be' tweens," who received and turned over this money paid for promotions to the persons who got It. The only name he could give of a go-between was Charlie Grand, ex-Commissioner McClave's secretary.- In regard to the clubbing and other violations of department rules, the new men are the worst, be cause, getting their appointment in the way they do, they don't feel so much responsibility they are more lndepend ent. ' "What has been the" attitude of this latter class when on trial before the commissioners for an offence against the laws of the land?" "They seem more Independent, and eeem to think they ought to be pro tected. They depnd more on their pull than their defense to get out of It." At his junction and just as Captain Schmlttberger's testimony promised to become sensational a recess was taken After the committee re-convened Schmlttberger resumed his testimony. He testified that Wardman Price, now captain, looked after the disorderly houses. Asked why so many houses were allowed to run In that precinct, he replied: "Because they paid for protection." "Who was the man to whom the pro tec t Ion money went directly?" "Captain Williams." "Would it be possible for these places to run openly without the tolerance of the captain?" "No sir, it would not." Schmlttberger was not Instructed by the captain to levy tribute. He was on larceny and such offenses. He was pro moted to be roundsman by Commis sioner Wheeler because he found the commissioner's dog. . , Captain Schmlttberger' testified that he was told that It would be better for him to join the Pequod club, because Commissioner Sheehan was., president of It Other captains belonging to this club. Wer .T)lv.vrs..PricB and SHulp Liquor dealers were compelled to buy Louis MUnzlngers mineral waters. , Munzlnger was secretary of the Pequod club. Williams In the Net. Schmlttberger, as he proceeded In his testimony, Implicated Inspector Will lams' deeper and deeper and also drew Inspector McAvery Into the net. Schmlttberger testified that he collect ed money from the policy shops, pool rooms and disorderly houses In his dis trict and In return they were given police protection. He collected as high as $S00 a month and of this amount he paid Williams $200 a. month. . Ho did not try to levy tributes on the liquor saloons In his district, as he un derstood they were directly under the protection of Tammany hall and In re turn for that organization's protection, assisted It politically. Schmlttberger eald he was trans ferred from one district to another at he request of the Liquor Dealers asso . elation, because he was too active In making arrests for Illegal liquor selling. , He had received orders from Commis sioner Martin not to Interfere with cer tain disorderly houses In his district. On one occasion he received a com plaint against a woman named Sadie v West at 234 West Fifty-first street. He sent Officer Casey to the house, and when Casey went to the door the woman told him she was a friend of Commissioner Martin and It was better to see him before he would do any thing. The officer told me, and the next day I received a message from headquarters from Martin. I went to see him and he asked me, did I send a man around to Sadie West's. I said I did, as I had received a complaint about the house. Martin said I should warn the officer and apologize to the woman the next day. I protested, but he said I should do as I was told. I sent around Casey and he had to apologize to the woman the following day for raiding the house. Georgians Was Exempt. "Did you ever hear of Georglana Hastings, oi tne xwenty-seconu Y was asked Schmlttberger, "Yes, sir." k Did she pay." "Mo, Mr; sue was exempt. She Is a . peculiar character and some of the gentlemen who visited her house would not like to see their names In print. got the tip frorn Captain Devery that If I Interfered with her I would burn my fingers." "Were you not Informed that certain public-officials vlsltei her house?" "Yes sir." "Officials that graced the bench." "Yes, sir." , "I do not want to. bring In names,' said Mr. Qoff, "because Oeorglana Hastings Is under Indictment. We have proof that one- night when a bench warrant was about to be served two public officials, one. of whom was a judge of - -court, was In her house. The warrant was not served because of these officials' Influence. It may be necessary, however, to mention their names, but we will try to avoid It If possible." .Chairman Lexow also advised that private Individuals should not be In troduced unless It was absolutely ne cessary. .The captain then made an Important Statement. "I Uilnk," said he, "that Superln . tendent Byrnes Is on honest man and ' means to do what is right If he was permitted to do so." "Do you think the police force Is corrupt? "I think It Is rotten to the very core. ' Mr. Goft asked for an adjournment .until Wednesday next. . . SCHM1TTBERCER S PORTE DOES NOT REPLY. Turkey Shows a Disposition to Slight the United States. By the United Press. Washington, Dec. 21. The state de partment has not learned that the Otto man Porteiias given the requested sanc tion for Consul Jewett to accompany the commission to Armenia as an Inde pendent commissioner, as directed by the president, or that Turkey has reached any definite conclusion In the matter. It is officially known, however, that Minister Terrall 1b pressing the grand vizier for, action on the president's proposition. SUICIDE AT SEVENTY-FIVE. Mrs. Catharine Dcllart Becomes Tired of - ' Llfo and Hangs Herself. ' '" By the United Press. Reading, Pa., Dec. 21. Mrs. Cather ine DeHart, a widow and of melan choly disposition, committed suicide at her residence in lower Alsace, two miles east of this city, by hanging her self in her bed room. She was 76 year old and In good circumstances. Mrs. DeHart had attired herself In white and carefully combed her hair before ending her life. DIN S REVIEW OF TRADE., But for Exports of Gold and I'nccr turn Financial Legislation Indications Would lie F.ncouraging. By the United Press. . New York, Dec. 21. R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade tomorrow will say: But for the large exports of gold and uncertainty about financial, legislation the Indications would be more encour aging. Some Increase is seen In orders given to manufacturing works, though until the year ends the force actually at work naturally diminishes. The holi day trade has been rather poor at most points, partly owing to mild weather. There Is distinctly more con fidence shown about the future demand for Industrial products, though prices are not better. Domastlc exports In crease a little, though exportable sta ples are not better In price. Money continues to accumulate here, and there Is no enlargement In the legitimate demand for commercial loans. Prices of agricultural products do not Improve. Large orders for man ufactured products have appeared, and yet, except In boots and shoos, tle gen eral tendency If prices is downward. Nothing is doing in steel rail Is, and business In sheets and plates Is light. Competition between the works In op eration for business Is not enough to keep them employed pushes prices In many lines below the. ordinary , cost of production. The volume, of railway traffic west bound shows encouraging Increase over last year, but east-bound tonnage Is small. From Chicago by rail It is 33 ner cent, less Mian last year, and 38.5 per cent, less than In 1892, and earnings UIUM far pttM (vrUnlinltlicC fcro otoly per cent, more than a year ago, and li.a per cent, less than In 1892. The. stock market has been stagnant ratner man week. Sales are very light, and mainly in the speculative industrials, which are BO cents per share lower for the week, while railroad shares are 69 cents per share lower. The failures for the past ween nave been 349 In the United States, against 344 last year, and 36 in Canada, against 37 last year. THEIR LEGAL COURSE. Debs' Attorneys DcBlre an Opinion on Strikes from Higher Courts. By the United Press. Chicago, Dec. 21. The attorneys of the convloted officers' and directors of the American Railway union have at last decided what legal course to pur sue. They will apply to the suprem court for a writ of habeas corpus with out going through any of the inter mediate courts. The main thliTg sought la to put the higher courts on record as favoring a construction of the law, which abso lutely prevents strikes as they are ordinarily conducted by orders from some recognized person or persons in authority. Ills Failure a Surprise. By the United Press. Wllkes-Barre. Dec. 21. R. A. Mitchell, dealer in furs and cloaks, was closed by the sheriff tonight on judgments amount ing to nearly 15,000. Mitchell came here from York state three months ago, aoing a good business. His lauure is a sur prise to the business community. Another Furnace Started. By the United Press. Reading, Pa., Dec. 21. The Leesport furnace, which has been Idle for three years, has started up, giving employment to about sixty men. KEYSTONE VIGNETTES. John Habag was drawn Into a coal pocket at Jedd colliery and smothered to death. John Reese has been arrested at Eliza Mbth, N. J for robbing freight cars at Easton. i During the last month fourteen applica tions for divorce have been tiled In the Schuylkill county court. Many Blair county hotel keepers have been swindled by a man who presents checks drawn on a Philadelphia bank. Lancaster's Young Man's Christian as- soclatlon' has purchased a lot for $00,000 on which will be erected a six-story build ing.. .- k... There are at present nlnety-slx pa tients In the State hospital at Fountain Springs, originally built for fllfty-slx pa tients. ' The Carlisle town council has offered a reward of I'M for the arrest of an Incon diary who has made two attempts to fire a building. . George Steafanko, who shot and killed Stephen Nagy in Perth Amboy, N. J., on Deo. 7, has been arrested at Blackwood, Schuylkill county. 'While hunting rabbits James Bayt, of Troutvllle, Clearfield county, accident ally shot himself In the right leg and died from loss of blood. Lebanon's board of trade will ask con gress to provide for a new government building and demand that councils build a new olty hall and secure a better water supply. H. L. Snyder, of La Jose, Clearfield county, accused of mailing obscene let ters was In Altoona held In (1,000 ball for his appearance at the nosslon of the United . States circuit court to be held In Bcrantoa In March. . A syndicate, heanW'tiy' Blt. Butler, editor of the Bradford Era, and J. N. Perrlne, business manager of the Oil City Derrick, has purchased a tract of 1,600 acres at Southern Pines, N. C, and will go into the fruit Industry. ... Mr. Springer's Amendments to the ' Carlisle Scheme. THE DEMOCRACY DfcNOtNCED Mr. Mcl.aurln, of South Carolina, Males a Vigorous Attack I'ponthe Policy of the Party a Financial Quest tions and Predicts Disaster. By the United Press. - Washington, Dec.- 21. The substitute for the pending currency bill laid be fore the house today by Mr. Springer consists of the amendments which have been agreed upon by the. Democratic members of the committee; others that were suggested by Secretary Carlisle, the author of bill that has been un der consideration all week, as well as certain features of the Carlisle bill which It has been deemed advisable to retain;. After laying the substitute be fore the house, Mr. Springer briefly ex plained the important changes made In the Carlisle bill and their effect as fol lows: ' ' First-Permitting the deposit of cur rency certitlcates. under section 5,193 of the revised statutes, to secure circulation as well as the deposit of legal tender notes and treasury notes. These certl flcates represent legal tender notes ac tually held In the treasury and the effect of depositing certificates is, therefore, the same precisely as to require the deposit of notes. Second So amending the present law as to permit state banks to deposit legal tender noteB and procure these currency certificates In the same manner that na tional banks are now permitted to. Third Dispensing with - the provision which authorizes an assessment upon the national banks to replenish the safety fund for the redemption of the notes of failed banks and. In place of this provis ion, Insert one providing that the collec tion of the one-fourth of a cent, tax for each half year shall be resumed when the safety fund-Is Impaired and continued un til the safety fund Is restored. Fourth Authorizing the comptroller of the currency. Instead of the banks them selves, to designate the agencies at which national bank notes shall be redeemed. The effect of this will be to secure the redemption not only at the office of the bank, but at other places accessible to note holders. Fifth Dispense with the provision com pelling existing national banks to with draw their bonds now on deposit, and take out circulation under the new sys tem, and In lieu of that provision Insert one permitting the banks to withdraw their bonds, If they see proper to do co, by depositing lawful money as now pro vided by law, and then to take out circu latlon under the new system if they choose to do so. Sixth Providing that the notes of failed national banks which are not redeemed on demand at the office of the treasurer of the United States, or an assistant treasurer of the United States, shall bear Interest at the rate of 6 per cent, per an num from the date of suspension of the bank until the thirty days after public notice has been siren that funds are on hand for their redemption. This Imposes no obligations upon the part of the United States to use its own funds for the redemptions, as the safety fund Is In the hands of the treasurer and he will redeem notes out of that fund. No action was taken on the substitute but It was agreed it should be printed In bill form and published In the Record. Mr. McLaurln (Dem., S. C.) made a vigorous attack upon the policy of the Democratic party upon financial mat ters In the past two years and ventured the prediction that If this bill became law at the next election the people would wipe out the last remaining ves tige of the Democratic party. General Sickles (Dem., N. Y.) created much amusement by his answer to a question by General Henderson, of Iowa, as to what was his attitude toward the bill. H.e said that while not approving many of the provisions, nor agreeing with the reasons advanced for Its passage and reserving to himself the right to vote upon it as he saw fit, when the time for voting came, he stood with the committee on banking and currency in favor of the measure. Bills were passed permitting laborers from foreign countries employed by ex hlbltors at the Atlanta, Ga., exposition to be held next year, to come Into the country and remain during the con tinuance of the exposition and also to permit articles Imported for exhibition at the Portland, Ore., exposition, also to be held next year, to come In free of custom dues. A bill was also passed for the relief of ' homestead settlers in Wisconsin Minnesota and Michigan, who suffered loss of life or property In the forest fires of last season, by extending the time In which they make final proof of location and permitting them under regulations to cut the burned timber on their lands. A concurrent resolution was agreed to providing for the holiday recess of congress extending from Deo. 22 to Jan. 3. This passed by a vote of 172 to 12. THE COOK GANG AGAIN. Two of the Boldest Hold I'p a Manchester Grocery Store. By the United Press. Wichita. Kan., Dec. 21. Jack Harris, alius Tulsa Jack, and Bitter Creek, two of the boldest members of the Cook gang, who were seen riding through Arkansas City yesterday, came this way yesterday. They rode Into An thony, Harper county, this morning and one of them entered the barjlf, evi dently with the Intention of robbing It. There were too many people present, and the bandits,, after surveying the ground, mounted their horses and rode rapidly away. On reaching Manchester they went Into Bland's general store and at the point of revolvers made the proprietor hand over what cash he had, which was $30. Without being molested, the bandits left, going In a westerly direction to ward the Sante Fe. EYES HOLD THEIR SECRET. Photographic Experiment In Jamestown's Tragedy Fails. By the United Press. Jamestown, N. Y., Deo. 21.The ret moval of Mrs. Shearman's eyes for a second photographic experiment was not rewarded with success. The eyes were covered with a coating which prevented- discernment -of the figure seen yesterday afternoon. Various chemicals were tried to clear the eyes but failed and the experiment was abandoned. Coroner ' Bowers, . Fred Home Marsh and Sheriff Jenner said today that they would take their oath that the figure was plainly vlBlble before the eyes were taken from the body. The coroner thinks It was a mistake to remove the eyes, that If the eyes had been undisturbed the photographs could easily have been obtained. Much interest was taken In this experiment and the outcome will be a disappoint ment to many who expected to secure a photograph from the eyes, with the hope of getting some clew to the mur derer. - MULLEN'S BULLELIN. Mossillon Miners Advised to Keep at Work I ntil Further Orders. By the United Press. Masslllon, O., Dec. 21. Henry Mullen, president of the Masslllon Miners' Dis trict organization, has Issued this bulle tin: "We will call a district convention very soon and arrange for future ac tion. Miners will do well to keep at work until our district meeting Is held." COLD STEEL AT PITTST0Y. Frank Morun Freshens I'p the Town by Letting the Blood Out of Several Citi zens with Ills Knife. Special to the Scran tort Tribune. Plttston, Dec. 21. A fight occurred on South Main street last night, that came near resulting In murder. The principals were John Burns, Mike Burns, Frank Moran and Thomas Ger rlty. From what information that could be obtained It appeal's the Burns brothers met Moran and Gerrlty In front of George O'Boyle's saloon. The crowd got Into an argument that finally resulted In blows being struck. Among those struck was Moran. He pulled a knife and proceeded to carve up his assailants In true Turkey fushlon. He attacked John Burns first and with two swings of the sharp steel carved two gashes on the cheek and chin that re quired eighteen stitches to close. Mike Burns, a brother of the Injured man, attempted to take his brother's part, and had one of his thumbs almost severed. Gerrlty received a kick in the chin that loosened every tooth In his head. It Is feared his Jaw Is broken. When Burns sank exhausted on the curb from loss of blood, with the object of finishing him somebody burled the blunt end of a Jlmmey or rock In his head. The Injured men were taken to the hospital and are considered badly hurt. Burns Is about 40 years old, works as a moulder at TouhlU's found-, and boards with his brother, Michael Burns, of Oregon. Gerrlty is about 26 years old, and hails from Sebastopol, where Moran also resides. Moran was ar rested some months ago on a charge of robbing several liquor stores, but was acquitted. After stabbing Burns Moran made his escape. CANAL ALL RIGHT. Mr. Bnrtlott Soys tho Nicaragua Scheme Is Bound to Go Through. By the United Press. London, Dec. 21. John R. Bartlett, chairman of the stockholders' re-organ- lzaitlon committee of the Nicaragua canal, In an Interview today, said that the whole of the Nicaragua snares at his disposal had been taken In England. He could have sold many times the amount of shares he possessed had they been available. The results of his visit here, Mr. Bart lett nays, has been, so satisfactory that there Is nothing left to be done and the building of the canal, with or with out the assistance of the United States congress, has become a certainty. The Moslems Protest. By the United Press. London, Dec. 21. A meeting was held In the Moslem colony of London today at which it was resolved to address a mem orlul to Lord Klmberly, foreign secretary, protesting against the groBs mlsre-jn sentatlons of the Moslem law and re ligion which are being made for political purposes In connection with the alleged Armenian atrocities. 'i 1 . Reserve Still Shrinking. By the United Press. Washington, Dec. 21. The treasury has lost in gold withdrawals today l,400,ooo, leaving the reserve at the clone of busi ness 188,900,000. There was a large gain from mintage sources else the withdraw als would have decreased the reserve to nearly moW.OOO. GENERAL NEWS NOTES. The Junior Order United American Me chanics has decided to erect a National Orphans' home. Rev. Dr. Burtsell denies that Dr. Mc- Glynn has recanted the doctrines of Henry George. Charles Hart, who pleaded guilty of murdering the Good children at Paulding, O., will be hanged April 20. Commissioner Llnson has sent his re porton the District Attorney Fellows In vestigation to uovernor tower. , Of three cases In diphtheria-scourged ABhtabula, O., which received antl-toxlne treatment one died and two will recover. John Crawford &. Son, of Buffalo. N, Y., have- been awarded the contract for the monument to mark the birthplace of George Washington, at Wakefleld, Ya. - lF"J". of the Scranton Bicycle THE ALMSHOUSE ABUSES Shocking State of Affairs Kcvealed at Pottsville. HE ST0KY OP LIZZIE O'BRIEN Former Inmate of the County House Places Steward llartman in an I'nfav orablo Light Tho Steward and Directors Make No Defense. By the United Tress. Pottsville, Pa., Dec. 21. The Investi gation Into the charges made against Steward Hartman and Poor Directors Day and Ebbing and other olflcinls of the county almshouse was opened this morning In the court house. The In vestlgatlon Is conducted by William Wilhem, attorney for the county audi tors. Messrs. Samuels and Jenkins were in attendance, but Auditor John E. Doyle, the Democratic member of the board, did not appear. Six witnesses were examined this morning. The first was Manager John F. Finney, of the Miners' Journal, whose testimony was not of a start ling character, as he only heard rumors that the girl. Lizzie O'Brien, who had made charges against Steward Hart man, had-made a second affidavit, In whleh she exonerated Hurt man and ac cused others. Dr. P. H. O'Harn, the almshouse phy sician,' testified that It was true that female inmates of the insane, depart ment were sometimes undressed by the keeper at the requst of his wife. Almshouse Clerk John J. O'Connor told When the O'Brien girl was ad mitted to the Institution and when dis charged. She was for a time in the Insane hospital, her mind being af fected, but was afterward In the main building.- Her mother Is now In nn I asylum. Mrs.' Begley, an inmate, testified ,to seeing Steward Hartman drive off with Lizzie O'Brien and another girl, and come back with the O'Brien girl. W. F. Voute, a cripple, who Is an Inmate, was also sworn, and he testified that he knew the O'Brien girl by sight, but had never seen' her with Steward Hart man. He sutd he was surprised when he read the rumors in the paper. The witness was stood aside as Attorney Wllhelm said he wanted to see him alone. Neither Hartmun nor the poor directors appeared at the Investiga tion, nor wera they represented by counsel. l.Izic O'llricn's I.lfc. The afternoon session was devoted almost solely to henring the testi mony of the principal witness, Lizzie O'Brien. The girl stuted that her father died when she was 3 years old, and that she had been practically nn orphan because her mother had been In an In sane asylum ever since. Lizzie, who Is 1,6 years old, said she was betrayed by a man named Flynn. She was nd- mltted to the hospital at the almshouse on Aug. 25. Three weeks later she was transferred to the main building by Steward Hartman, and she swore that he took her to her room and kissed her. She also testified that on three different occasions she was taken to Pottsville by Hartman and they met at the same assignation house every time. He gave her small sums of money, and after she had left the alms house for good and could not get work she went to live In a house of ill fame. She changed her boarding house and was visited once by Hartman, who occUpl"d a room with her and gave her money. ''he also ' testified that he scolded he, , or being In such a house. Lizzie then told or her living as a housekeeper for a widower In Frack Vllle and how she was taken to St. Claire, where she was asked by Hart man to make affidavit that he had not had Intercourse with her and she said she took the affidavit liocause she liked Mrs." Hartman. A little girl who stopped at the house of assignation designated was put on the stand, recognized Lizzie and cor roborated much of her testimony, When the little girl had told her story the Investigation adjourned to meet next Wednesday. Transferred tho Stock. By the United Press. Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 21. The failure of the State bank at Crawford and the fj'ht ot us president, AiDert wnippie, ip decidedly sensational In the ropo' amlner A. F. Brink filed with . State banking board. Mr. Brink says he found that the stockholders were almost equal ly culpable with Whipple. C. II. Deltrleh and W. E. Alexander, he says, by threats and a six-shooter, compelled Whipple to cancel their stock and pay them cash. The assets of the bank are worthless and stockholders will get little or nothing, Whipple has been traced as far as Chey enne. Reception to Musicians. -By the United Press. ' Horrlsburg, Dec. 21. Governor and Mrs, Paulson will give an Informal reception at the executive mansion next Wednesday afternoon to the members of the State Muslo Teachers' association. Club. COLLEGE ROWDYISM. Sophomore and Freshmen CIusscs In- dulgc in u Fight. By the United Press. Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 21. A lively slugging match took place this morn ing In the study hall of Franklin and Marshall college between the sopho more and freshman classes. The fresh men have been prohibited by the sopho mores from carrying canes, every In fringement of the order bringing down rough treatment upon the offender. The classes met this morning as they came from their study rooms and a row which was hardly short of a riot took place. The members of the faculty present were quite unable to suppress It for upwards of half an hour. Sev eral students were severely used up during the melee. BIT SIXTEEN PEOPLE. A Mad Dog Causes Wild Incitement in a Jersey Town. By the United Press. Salem, N. J., Dec. 21. The wildest ex citement prevails here. This usually sleepy old. town Is all stirred up. A mad dog got loose today In the streets and bit sixteen residents of the town. Among, those bitten were Professor Storle, principal of the high school; H. F. Slckler, member of city council; Dr. J. C. Robinson, James Ayres, E. S. Carter, Jacob Schrler, Charles Smlthi Charles Bacon, Mrs. Miller, Lewis Neil, John Hart and others. Six of the vic tims of the beast were so badly bitten that they went to the Pasteur institute, New York, for treatment. Every local doctor and druggist In Salem was called upon. The wounds of all of the sixteen were Immediately cauterized. THE WORK OF A FIEND. Terrible Tragedy Kcvealed in a Dispatch from Ida Levin. By the United Press. Baltimore, Dec. 21. Mrs. Simon Belt received the following dispatch from her niece, at Chuivhland, Va.: 'Papa Is killed. A' negro who assaulted mother cut his throat with a razor and the doctor could do nothing. Mother Is also at the point of deatn. Come and see her before she dies. He sere to come at onoo as I am alone here nr.d don't know what to do. "Ida E.-Levin." David Levin, the young woman's father, was formerly a merchant of this city. He went south about eight years ago. He conducted a notion store at Churchland, which Is about twenty miles from Norfolk, and It is said had accumulated considerable property. IN HANDS OF HIS FRIENDS. General Hastings Has Had a Prolonged Social Session. By the United Press. Harrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 21. It Is under stood from an authoritative source that Governor-elect Hastings has found It necessary to call a halt upon appli cants for office and their friends who have dally been besieging his home at Bellefonte. He will devote the remainder of the time before Inuuguralton day to pre paring his inaugural address and ar ranging personal and business mat ters. His time since election day has been given almost exclusively to his friends. In Honor of Curtln. By the United Press. ' Bellefonte. Pa., Dec. 21. An Interesting, as well as affecting, memorial service In honor of ex-Governor Curtln was held hero this evening In the new armory un der the auspices of Gregg post. General James A. Heaver presided, and brief ad dresses were made by General Hastings, General Beaver, Dr. George W. Atherton, Professor John Hamilton, Judges A. O Furst and John G. Love and others. The matter .of tho (Curtln monument was taken up and discussed, and arrange ments made to push the movement at once. Asbingcr Still Lends'; By the United Press. Philadelphia, Dec. 21. In the six days' bicycle rare at Industrial hall, Ashtmcer still leads by a good margin, with Fos ter second and Gannon lust. The score at 11 o'clock tonight was: AHhlnger, l.lGj miles; Forster, 1,125; Gannon, 1,000. IN AND ABOUT CONGRESS. It Is proposed to make the holiday re cess of congress from Dec. 22 to Jun. 3. A bill to give General Hanks widow a pension of $1U0 a month has passed con gress. Collusion between Internal revenue of ficials and white caps In Georgia Is cost ing the ofllciuls their places. A department of commerce has been suggested to relieve the treasury depart ment of one of Its numerous bureaus. Solicitor Reeve, of the treasury hus de cided that the publication In book form cf fac similes of united States coin Is not a violation ot law. The nomination of Charles D. Clark, of Chattanooga, Tenn., to be district judge. has been reconsidered, because of charges of unprofessional conduct Hold against him. ' WEATHER REPORT. For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; pre ceded by showers in the early morning; variable winds, becoming westerly. FlNLEYS Holiday Good A Short Story Is Best. Silks and Satins Black and Colored, in latest designs. i Housekeeping Linens Are always acceptable, Fancy Embroidered Linens in Scarfs, Squares, D'Oylies, Pillow Shams, etc. Elcjrant Hand Embroidered Handkerchief. Ileal Lace Handkerchiefs in Valenciennes, Duchesse and Point from GSc. tip. 01R LINE OF UMBRELLAS Is unsurpassed, from our 43 cent School Umbrella to the Fine Snitalfield's Silk. Kid moves, Tans, Terfumery, Etc., Etc. FIN LEY'S 510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave. H. A. KINGSBURY. AGEXT FOB i l ami oh THE VERY BEST. 313 SPRUCE ST., SCRANTON, PA. -OR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT for your liny get him a pair of Storm King Boots or a pair of Shoes that will stand all sorts of pport and protect the boy's health. LEWIS, REILLY & DAVIS, Whalsale and Retail. STORE OPEN EVENINGS. Holiday Goods Our doors are open to every lover of the beautiful, and we welcome all to see and enjoy the largest display of Holiday Goods that was ever put oil exhibition in this city. Take a Look at the Diamonds in Our Window ' Can show more inside. you many W. J, WEICHEL, 403 SPRUCE STREET. NEAR DIME BANK. U 1 L "