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SCTl ANTON, PA;, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24. 1894. TWO CENTS A COPY. DROUGHT BLIGHTED LAND Great Suffering Among the Residents of Desolate Nebraska. MOTHER AXD CHILDREN STARVE The Sufferers Unable to Obtain Employ ment und Merchants Cannot Longer : Supply the Neceasitlei of Life With out Compcnsntion-A Desert. By the United Press. .Niobrara, Neb., Dec. 23. The suffer ing among the Inhabitants of the drought blasted parts of Nebraska, In cluding three-fourths of the residents of five counties, Is becoming more In tense by starvation. Three years ago the farmers of these draught-blighted counties raised a very light crop, and the past two years the crops have been almost total failures. Many families have not enough provisions in their homes for one week's sustenance and no money to purchase the necessities of life. , . Many merchants here feel that they have aided these poor farmers to the extent of their ability', and are un able to do any more for them or sell them goods on credit. The sufferers cannot obtain employment and, un less they receive aid very soon, It is the general opinion that many will starve to death, and should the weather turn very cold many will freeze to death, as It Is a fact that many are barefooted and have scarcely sufficient clothing to cover their nakedness. A mother and her two children were found dead In their, little cabin this week. It Is supposed the moOher had been confined to her bed by sickness and she and her two little ones starved to death. The stomachs of the children were opened and not a trace of food rould be detected. There Is not a stream of water In Perkins county nor a living spring. The roads and much of the prairies resem ble asphalt, so hard packed and smooth are they. Well diggers say Chat the soil Is a solid mass 150 feet down, so hard that picks have to be used to loosen it. Over this smooth surface the never ceasing winds blow from every direction. They are tilled with minute sand particles and are almost resistless. They Eat Prairie Dogs. Grant, Neb., Dec. 23. President Nason, of the Nebraska State Relief commission, has been forwarded a carefully prepared report of the num ber of destitute families In the differ ent counties in this state where there was a crop failure. The list ia from twenty-one counties and contains the jiames of 3,930 families, and It will re quire all the assistance that can be procured to keep the people In the most "nt of necessities during the cold V months. In many Instances peo p. he districts remote from railroad fac " are said to be eating prairie dogs.-"1 , A newspaper man made a trip the early part of the week through the most destitute part of this county. A few deserted sod huts and frame houses were seen and there were signs here and there that some habitations had been torn down and removed with the other goods of. the owners when they left It. In some cases farm Implements were seen In the fields, and at a dis tance substantial granaries stood Just as their owners had left them. The people of the drought-cursed sec tions hope to have the legislature pass measures of relief the first day the body convenes." This may be done, but all organized relief measures are abso lutely necessary to prevent many deaths from starvation. TERRELL IS SILENT. American Minister to Turkey Docs Not ' Communicate Officlully. By the United PreBS. Washington. Dec. 23. Minister Ter rell has not yet officially Informed the state department of the acquiescence of. the Turkish government In the proposition that the United States consul of Sivas, Milo A. Jewett should enter, upon an independent investiga tion of the alleged Armenian outrages, The Turkish legation here In regard to recently reported outrages has received the following official telegram: "It has also been published that the archbishop of Marush was imprisoned at Alep, usually called Aleppo, the Dlsnop or iiuajiz, me arcnoisnop oi Zeltaoun and Father Garask, of Mar esh, were condemned to death; that Sister Elizabeth and twenty-five other prisoners were under arrest and that fifteen leading men of Alep were sent to prison. All these assertions are without the least foundation In fact. Nor la it true that the church in Reylan was closed, as it has also been falsely said." CHARGES DISMISSED. Governor Flower Exonerates District At torney Kelly. By the United Press. New York, Dec. 23. Governor Flower has dismissed the charges of neglect of duty preferred against District Attor ney Kelly, of Renssalear county, which have been pending since May last. The governor's action is due to the Teenm- inundation of Commissioner Henderson, who was appointed to hear the charges, 'J'he charges against Mr. Kelly were the outcome of the agitation wnicn sue cieedod the murder of an election in sftector named Ross by "Bat" Shea, and Jthe gross election frauds which It was alleged were committed at mat time. ( IT RAINED BULLETS. Four People Hit In an Attempt to Arrest a - Negro. By the United Pi ess. Augusta, Oa., Dec. 23. In attempting to arrest a negro murderer named Jake "Williams last night. Policeman Joe Murray was probably fatally wounded; another man was shot In the eye, but will recover. Policeman Wrenn was Knot in tne leg, ana John Davis, 'a By stander was killed. .. The negro is In jail. FRANCE nAS HER HANDS FULL Disorders Among the Natlvesof Mndngas onr Increasing. By the United Press. v Marseilles, Dec. 23 Advices received here by mall from Madagascar report the arrival ait that Island -of Colonel fihrvlnton, who, It is said, will take command of the Hovas, and other for mer British fffloers who are desirous of taking service under the Queen of Madagascar. The Hovas are said to be receiving a quantity of ammunition and arms. . . The French troops are poirollng the country around Tamatave and are keep ing the Hovas at a distance: The country in the north and west of Madagascar Isin a very disturbed stiaite. There has been severe fighting between the Hovas and the other tribes. Sever al parties of Hovas have been cut to pieces. SANTA CLAUS ON FIRE. lilte Whiskered Sunday School Ideal In a Blaze. By the United Press.' New Brunswick. N. J.. Dep. 2fl A Ohr-lstmas festival was held at the first Presbyterian Church 8a,tiirlv nle-hf John Et-lckson acted the part of Santa uiaus and distributed the gifts. As sudh he was disguised In the usual man- He wore a wlir and his coat tuns dotted with bits of cotton to represent snow. As he .was retaohiln? to the ton of tha tree for one of the gifts, a lighted paper touched the ooitton and like a. flush ,th coat was In a blaze. Mr. Erickson re tained his presence Of mind and hastily looKorr cne coat, but he was badly burn ed about the neck. fane. and hamla TO FIGHT FOB QUE EN LIL. A Chronic Royalist Conspiracy Nipped la the Bud by Police at Honolulu. By the United Press. Honolulu, Dec. 14. Via San Francisco. Dec. 22. A chronic royalist conspiracy has long been known to the police. A number of rifles secreted In different houses of royalists have now been found, and the arrest of several of the conspirators has followed. Four per sons were arrested on the evening of uec. g. John E. Bush was the first man arrested. He is the" editor of Kaleo, Issued both In English and Hawaiian. and full of virulent abuse of the govern ment. Bush is as prominent as any man of that party. Crick came next, a chemist, who was said to have made dynamite bombs In 1893, but was dis charged for lock, of evidence.' He has been writing for Bush's English edi tion of Kaleo. Crick is In very low spirits. The next arrest was that of Joseph Nawahl, a prominent native lawyer. Fred Weed was the fourth, a young half-white clerk In a bookstore. Shortly after Bush's arrest ' his house was searched, and seven rifles were found behind a false partition. ' At a house on Lillha street four more were found hidden under the floor of an outhouse. - Several more have been found, one or two in e house. A, num ber of persons have been arrested on suspicion, but they have been released on bail. Ball Is. refused to the first four-arrested. It Is understood that the evidence of their treason is very strong. It is understood that an immediate uprising was to have been attempted, but that the marshal thought best to nip the business in the bud. There was not the least danger of the insane at tempt succeeding, but It was desirable to prevent any bloodshed. The last ar rest of a conspirator was that of Joseph Tinker yesterday. Two guns and a quantity of ammunition were found concealed under his roof. Tinker Is an Englishman, a butcher, and has a young white family. No pilre natives seem to be In the conspiracy except Nawahl, who has always been an ard ent partisan of royalty. ' Those con cerned are chiefly British subjects. The natives are showing very little Interest In the matter. The government of President Dole Is extremely consider ate of the Interests and sentiments of the native party, and they are growing very contented with it. Distributed the Ducks, " By the United Press, Washington, Dec. 23. President Cleve land and party reached Washington on their return from their duck shooting ex pedition In South Carolina this morning. Several large hampers or game were taken from the train and their contents distributed among the cabinet families and other favored friends. Bridget Doyle Dying, By the United Press. Burlington, N. J., Dec. 23. Bridget Doyle, an old lady who was stabbed by Albert Clymer on Dec. 12, Is dying, her physician stating that she can live but a few hours. Her ante-mortem statement was taken this afternoon. STATE NOTES. , fleoatise Clarence Huff, of Enston would not give two tramps S rents, they pourrd'hot conee down his back. While gunning In the Brecknock moun tains, Berks county, Howard Kemp found an altar cloth stolen from tho Allt-ghenyvllle church four months ago. Governor and Mrs. Pattison will give an Informal reception at the executive mansion next Wednesday afternoon to the members of the State Music Teach ers' association. Jarlus Malone, of Kllnesvllle, Berks county, met two green goods men at New ark, N, J., and beat them at their own game, securing J1.000 In good money, which he will divide among the poor of his township. VARIOUS BREVITIES. Atlanta's population has nearly doubled In ten years, being now 106,644. Thirteen dock masters In New Tork city are behind in their accounts. The first carload of oranges for the sea son was shipped from Riverside, Cal. Burglars blew to atoms the State bank's safe ut Mansfield, 111.,' getting several numireu dollars. Footpads murdered Farmer Jonathan Crumbarker, near Goshen, Ind and got 1 ana a stiver watcn. The bursting of a natural gas pipe at New Martinsville, va., . instantly killed f oreman James Clegg. The shortage of Cashier F. A. McKean, or the Indian Heart bank, of Nashua, N, H., now reaches (75,000. Although not naturalised, Congress man-elect Jenkins, of Wisconsin, thinks his war record makes him a cttlsnn. L. H. Weller, once a -Greenback con gressman from Iowa, has been convicted of obtaining money on false pretense. Ten days' absence of Paul M .Swain, a Boston commission man, is thought to mean that he has gone Insane from finan cial troubles. . I New York elevated roads have Darred park policemen as free riders, apd It Is said the whole municipal police force will be treated in like manner after Jan. 1, Art critics, architects and horsemen of New York ask tha removal of Park Com mlssloners Clausen and Tappen, because the Harlem river speedway has net been properly treated. . CAPTURE OF THE ROBBERS A rartlcipant in the Eric Outrage Caught at Morrlsianu. TORTURED AN OLD COUPLE The Leader of the Gang That Robbed the Slocums Is Betrayed by Ills Infat uation for a Young Girl-lie Implicates Others. By the United Press. New York, Dec. 23. John O'Connell, 40 years old, an ex-convlct, was ar raigned before JuBtlce Welde, In the Morrlslana police court, this morning and held to await the arrival of requi sition papers from the governor of Pennsylvania. O'Connell Is charged with being ona of the men who, on Saturday, Dec. 15, assaulted David Slocum and his wife, both of whom are past 70 years af nge, on their farm In Washington township, Erie county. Pa. The robbery was a most, brutal affair, and netted the per petrators between $9,000 and $10,000, which the old couple had stored away In a bureau and an old treasure box. It consisted for the most part of gold and silver, the few bills In the hoard be ing musty with age. To this fact and the Infatuation of one of the men for a young girl can be traced the arrest of at least two of the alleged perpe trators of the outrage. All of the men, except one, who en gaged In the robbery were masked. Of this one the old couple were able to give a good description, because he was most active during the whole pro ceeding, and was the one who held the lamp to their feet to make them tell the hiding place of their treasure. From thedescrlptlo- furnished the man. was traced to . Blnghamton. N. Y., where they learned his name was Casey. Before the arrival of the de tectives, he had eloped with a 15-year old girl, but left a trail of $1, $10 and $20 gold pieces, which led the detectives to Patterson, N. J., where he was arrested Saturday last. When cornered he confessed and Im plicated among others O'Connell. De tective Sullivan, of Erie county, who aided in the arrest of O'Connell, said that the robbery of the Slocums was planned by a neighbor, who was Inti mate terms with the couple and knew of their hoard, but not Its hiding place. The name of the neighbor he would not divulge; because he has not yet "been arrested. Erie, Pa., Dec. 23 The band of burg lars who broke Into David Slocum's house In Washington township a week ago, and after m' "trpaltlng the old man and his wife, roboed them of over $10, 000, have all been arrested. Frank An derson, the leader, and his brother-ID-law, Ralph Van Auler, are In jail here; Jeremiah Casey is In custody In Pat- erson, N. J., and other members of the gang are under arrest In New York state. Anderson met Casey in the Meadvllle Pa., jail and the plot was planned there which led to the robbery, A number of other arrests will be made before Monday. Anderson made a de termined resistance. He was a loader In the Anderson-Sweet Vendetta, a few years ago. GOVERNOR HOGG AFTER HIM. Standard Oil Magnate Flagler Is Wanted in Texas. By the United Press. Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 23. A special to the Times Union from Tallahasse, Fla., says; "Governor Mitchell has re ceived a requisition from Governor Hogg, of Texas, for Henry M. Flagler, of St. Augustine, the railway, hotjLand Standard oil magnate. F laglei 'and other Standard oil magnates have been Indicted In the Texas courts for violat ing the anti-trust laws of that state, and Governor Hogg Is determined to bring the Indicted millionaires to trial, Some time ago he forwarded requisi tions to Governor Flower, of New York, for John D. Rockafeller and others, who reside In that state, but Governor Flower refused to honor the requlsl tlons. Now he turns his attention to Henry Flagler, who Is a citizen of Florida. It la said that Governor Mitchell will honor the requisition." CHURCH MEMBERS AGITATED. Liable to Bo Arrested for Iteming Bouses for Immoral Purposes. By the United Press. " . Trenton, N. J., Dec. 23. There Is con sternation among the keepers and In mates of disorderly houses In this city owing to the action of the police In making lists of the places for submis sion to the grand Jury. Since the be ginning of the Parkhurst crusade In New York, several hundred tenderloin women have come to Trenton, and their behavior on the streets and In the pub lic resorts has given rise to many In dignant complaints. . Now they are fleeing the houses they live In, but not the city, and street walking is largely on the Increase. The lists being made by the police will also give the names of the owners of the property leased for unlawful purposes. There are numerous church members among these owners and their Indictment Is quite certain. KILLED BY AN OFFICER. , Policeman Gallagher Shoots Thomas Brown, of Plttston. By the United Press. Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Dec. 23. Thomas Brown, of Plttston, was fatally Bhot through the lungs at midnight tonight by Policeman Gallagher while the lat ter attempted to arrest him for creating a disturbance on Canal street. Ha had almost chocked the officer Into Insensibility. James Burke,' also of Plttston,' was hit over the head 'by the policeman and was badly cut about the head. Both were sent to the hos pital. ' ' : . KILLED IN A HUT. Mysterious Death of George Whlttlng. ton. By the United Press. , .'. Camden, N. J., Dec. 23. George Whlt tlngton, a farm hand, living at Cuth bort station Just beyond the limits of this city, was shot and killed this morn ing In a hut In which there were two other negroes and two women. ' The people In the hut say that they were awakened from their sleep this morn ing by hearing a shot and found Whlt tlngUin to be shot and bleeding to death. The man died soon afterward they claim. The police doubt this story and say the people In the hut very likely had a quarrel with the fatal result. The two men and women, William and Frank Jacobs, Mary Ann Roy and Roxanna Adams, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. ' t. ' SCALDED TO DEATH. While Playing About a Tub of Boiling water i.Udie Alccartny ten in. Special to the Scranton Tribune. Plttston, Dec. 23. The piercing screams of 3-year-old Eddie J. Mc Carthy startled the Inmates of house No. 224 on Fremont street. Going to ascertain the cause his mother' found he had fallen Into a tub of boiling water that had been left standing on the kitchen floor. The little fellow was terribly burned, but, at the time, It was thought not fatally. He lingered along until last evening when he died. Mr. and Mrs. Owen McCarthy, par ents of the child, were originally resi dents of this place, but left here some time ago to reside In Buffalo, and came here a few days ago to Visit friends. The funeral will occur Monday after noon at.30 o'clock. Interment In West Plttston cemetery. MINERS ON A STRIKE. Judgment of the Board of Arbitration Not Accepted. By the United Press. Acron, Ohio,-Dec. 23 The Judgment of the board of arbitration In the Massll lon district, has not been accepted by the miners of Summit county, and yes terday about 400 of them went on strike. There are 1,100 'miners In this county, all of whom are affiliated with the United Mine Workers, and It is expected that the other 700 will Join tho strikers. The principal mines now affected are those of .the Brewster Coal Company, Lake view Coal Company and half a dozen small concerns. BILL DOOLIN CAUSES PANIC. Relics of the Dulton Gang Loaded w ith Firearms and Bad Whiskey Terrorize the Citizens of Muskogee. By the United Press. South Macalester, I. T., Dec. 23. The town of Muskogee was In an uproar of excitement last night because of the close proximity to the town of Bill Doo- lln and his gang. They were discovered about noon, four miles west of Musko gee. The gang consisted of about eight men,' loaded down with firearms and whisky. Besides firing at any passers by who happened along, they spent the time sending taunting messages to the Muskogee officers, inviting them out to drink. The 'situation was telegraphed to United States Marshal MacAletiter, at MacAlester. A strong body of deputies was quickly collected and., a special train furnished by .the Missouri. Kan sas and Texas started them for the scene. The deputies will endeavor to surround the gang and make an attack before they recover from their debauch A raid upon Muskogee Is momentarily expected and the officers and citizens there are arming preparatory to an at tack. All last night passengei trains to the Vicinity were . heavily guarded. Bill Doolln is a relic of the Dalton gang, and has just organized and re-entred the Held. . HE DOCTORED THE BOOKS. A Trusted Cashier Accused of Having - Made Way with $16,000. By the United Press. New York, Dec. 23. Harold C. Butt, 26 years of age, who for more than two years past has been the cashier for Hammerslough Bros., clothiers, was a prisoner In the Tombs'- court today, charged with embezzling $16,000 of that firm's money. Butt has never been sus pected of wrong doing and has been implicitly trusted by the firm. Butt has been sy-matlcally altering the books for .e time past. Butt refused to st jythlng and pleaded not guilty whe. arraigned before Jus tice Ryan, He was held in default of $5,000 ball for examination. Butt has confessed his crime, saying that he spent all the money on horses land In bueket shop operations. Butt's family and friends have expressed a desire to make restitution. It was said tonight that Mr. Hammerslough had no disposition to press a charge against Butt and 'dhait, In all probability a set tlement would be effected. Aged Murderer Convicted. By the United Press. Clearfield, Pa., Dec. 23. Swan Melgren was found guilty of murder In the second degree this mornln. The. murder was committed at Orossflat, near Peale, Clear field county, last spring, when a Swede named lOrlukson was shot and Instantly killed. The murderer Is 26 years old. Evans Wins by 045 Votes. By the United Press. Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 23. -John Ruhm, Jr., John T. Lattin and L. I,. Terry, the special committee which has been going over the tally sheets, poll lists, etc., on file In the secretary of state's office, have fig ured out that Evans wins by 6-15, The Democratic board" gave him 743. Lord Randolph Churchill Sick. . Hy the United Press. Paris, Dec. 23. Lord Randolph Church Ill who has Just returned sick from his trip around the world, was worse today and showed symptoms of locomotor ataxia. Nevertheless, he started for Lon don this evening. Is Dreyfus Dead ? By the United Press. Parls.'Dec. 23. There Is an unconfirmed repbrt that Captain Dreyfus, who was sentenced yesterday for treason has killed himself In his cell. MAINLY ( .JNGRRESSIONAL. Director Walcott, of the geological Bur vey, recommends a general distribution of government topographic maps. The torpedo boat Cushlng has reached Washington, and the Castlne has gone to Castlne, Me., to get a punch bowl. No consideration will be given to legisla tion to overcome . the , disagreements of this country with' Germany, France and Austria on the sugar duty. Congressman' Hlnes has Introduced a bill to change the duty on Jute and hemp carpets to 6 cents a square yard rather than 20 per cent, ad valorem. . A contract to make the disappearing gun carriages for 10-lnch seacouat de fense riflp has ben awarded the Kllby Manufacturing company, of Cleveland, O. A medal of honor has been awarded In the name of congress to David F. Day, private, Company D, Fifty-seventh Ohio volunteers, for. distinguished bravery at .Vleksburg May 22, 1W3. NEW JERSETS PROTEST Wail from the Mosquito Country Against boarding-House Butter. PROTECTION FOR THE DAIRY Laws of the State Against Oleomargarine Will Bo Enforced F.astcrn Selling Agentsof the llog-I'at Preparation ' Are to Bo Prosecuted. Trenton, N. J Dec. 23. The decision recently rendered by the United States supreme court affirming the constitu tionality of the Massachusetts law re garding the sale of oleomargarine In which it is held that "substitutes de signed to look like butter are deceptive and fraudulent and the states may ex clude them without encroaching on the right of congress to regulate interstate commerce" has thrown consternation Into the ranks of the dealers In oleo margarine In the states which by stat ute prohibit the manufacture and sale of this counterfeit dairy product. They are now practically barred from continuing a business which has of late years grown to vast proportions and In which large sums of money are Invested. By the decision alluded to the large dealers In this article are driven out of business In the prohibi tory states and owing to the fact that the New Jersey law under certain con ditions does not prohibit the manufac ture and sale of oleomargarine they have selected this state as a basis of operations and have recently been dumping large quantities of the stuff In Jersey City and other localities. In so doing, however, they have not been particular enough to observe In all re spects the law of tills state regarding the branding of packages and this and other violations of the law are now re ceiving the attention of State Dairy Commissioner George W. McGuIre, who proposes that the laws of this state for the protection of dairy products shall be strictly enforced and with that object In view, he has given special In structions to his deputies with the re sult that several violations of the law have already been detected and com plaints ordered. Chief among which was against Amon & Person, of Jersey City, who are the eastern selling agents of most of the large western manufacturers, and handle large quantities of oliAmiargar lne. THE ENGINE RAN AWAY. Thirty-Foot Fly Wheel Bursts-One End of the House Demolished. By the United Press. . Pittsburg, Dec. 23. The immense en gine furnishing thf hot blast for fur naces II and I of the Carnegie plant at Braddock was completely wrecked this afternoon.. The loss is about $15,000 and the furnace will be closed down for an Indefinite period, 'throwing 300 men out of employment. The output of the furnaces was from 200 to 300 tons per day. " ' A heavy, ball twenty feet abo,?e the floor became detached and fell on one of the. pipes. The engine "ran away" and was broken up by the violence of Us own-action. The thirty-foot fly wheel flaw apart and pieces weighing about two tons fell a block away. One end of the engine house was demolished, The accident was followed by a small explosion In the boilers whlch-supplled the engine. The engineer was standing by the steam chest and escaped ur .n Jured. The engine was the largest of the kind ever built. It was set up four yea ft ago. FIRE AT WATSONTOVVN. Several Dwellings and Opera House Go I " in Smoke. By the United i.-ss. Wllllamaport, .. Pa., Dec. 23. This morning a disastrous fire visited the central portion of Watsontown, and be fore it was under control the opera house and adjacent buildings were In ashes. The buildings destroyed are the liv ery and sale stable of Peter Faust, the opera house, Faust's store, several frame dwellings, a barn and stables and a lot of outbuildings, six horses, a large number of wagons, carriages, etc., belonging to Peter Faust. Loss, $50,000; Insurance, $20,000. -DISASTROUS FIRE. Ten Million Feet of High Crude Pino in a Blaze. By the United Press. Tonawanda, N. Y., Dec. 23. A fire which proved to be one of the most disastrous In the history of Tonawanda started at 4 o'clock this morning at the lumber yards of A, Weston & Son, on Main street. Between 8,000,000 and 10,000,000 feet of high grade pine lumber were destroyed, the estimated value of .. hlch Is placed at $175,000, and which Is covered by the 80 per cent. Insurance clause. BASE BALL IN THE SOUTH Bancroft's Cincinnati All-Star Aggrega tlon at New Orleans. By the United Press. Now Orleans, Dec. 23. Bat Soft's Cincinnati "All Star Aggreg ,tlon" played the first of a series of five games here today agulnst a local club of mixed professionals and amateurs. The game was a hot one, and ended In favor of 'the visitors by the score of 9 to 8. Batteries: Olnainnatl, Wlttrock and Boyle; New Orleans, Klock end Meyers. . 1. KILLED BY THE MOB. Wholesale Slaughter of Negroes In Georgia. , By the United Press. Quitman, Ga., Dec. 23. The posse in pursuit of Waverly Pike, the murderer of Joe Isom, last night and early this morning, killed a number of negroes Reliable Information Is that the total number of victims Is Beven. The ne groes killed were supposed to know Pike's whereabouts. If these negroes knew, they refused to tell and the pen alty of not telling was death. The mob has Pike wife and may succeed In making her tell, This wholesale kill ing is terrible, but the people of that community assert that they have had much provocation. Hardly three weeks ago, Tip Mauldln, a respectable white man was brutally murdered on the public road In the .same neighborhood by two negroes, The people were greatly incensed over the murder, and when Isom, one of the best citizens in the community, was murdered by one of this gang, the pent up flood of rage and vengeance was turned loose. The record of tonight and tomorrow remains to be seen. Brooks county Is aroused. The wholesale killing of negroes not directly connected with Isom's murder Is severely condemned. ABDULLAH PASHA RECALLED. Porte Has Agreed to Instructions by Eng land. By the United Press. London, Dec. 23. It Is reported from' Constantinople that the porte hns agreed to the Instructions given by the British, Russian, and French ambassa dors to their delegates to Armenia and has directed the commission of Inquiry to help the foreign agents accompany ing It. The delegates are empowered to suggest questions and take part in the oral examination. Abdullah Pasha who was sent out with the commission has been recalled. Olllclula from the ministry of justice will replace him. The Standard's Constantinople corre spondent says: It Is regretted that Abdullah Pasha has been recalled. He Is remarkably Independent and high minded. His presence to a great extent guaranteed the porte's sincerity Into the inquiry. He got into trouble at the Ylldlz Kiosk before starting by avowing his Inten tion to tell the truth. The Inquiry will be confined to the Sassoun district. It Is reported that there are fresh troubles In the Broussa district. Where a number of Armenians have been Imprisoned. MET DEATH OX THE RAIL -Man Supposed to Be James Martin, of Carbon Street, Killed at Vine .Street Crossing of D. 1.. & W. Railroad. About 2.30 o'clock this morning a man was killed at the Vine street crossing the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad. Papers found In one f his pockets bore the name of James Martin, Carbon street. The remains were horribly mangled nd were taken In charge by Under taker Raub. STEEL WOKKS RESUME. Prospects of Lively Times In Many Sec tions-Ncws from the Vurious Plants About the State. By the United Press. Harrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 23. The Patriot tomorrow will say: Last week was one of the busiest of the past six months in local Iron and steel circles. Kvery plant was In operation, making an In creased output and good time. The out look cannot be called encouraging. To many this unwonted activity seemed like a temporary rally before a dull season.. The prospects for the next two months are poor, but a boom Is ex pected In the spring. Most of the plants will be Idle this week for Christmas and Btock taking. It Is difficult to tell what the opening week of 1895 will be like At the Pennsylvania Steel works, the entire plant, except the blast furnace and open hearth department, closed on Saturday night until Wednesday morn ing, allowing the employes two days for Christmas. The plant will resume with usual force and repairs, and changes for which prepatory work has been started. Not much Improvement for January work has been noted. The Central Iron works, plate and universal mills, wilt be Idle until Wed nesday morning to allow a Christmas holiday for the employes. President McCaulley says prospects for next week are fair. The Allison Hill Foundry and Ma chine works worked all last week with the employes on nine hours time. The Lalance-Grospi-an plant closed on Saturday for one week lor stock account. The plant made a full run last week and will resume Dee. 31, with fair prospects of work for Its 300 em ployes. The Lochlel Rolling mills, which ran Its three mills on double turn last week, suspended on Saturday for a week or possibly more, for stock taking and the holidays. trolley Occident. Deaf Mute Is Kun Down and Killed by Pottavllle Motorman. By the United Press, Pottsville, Dee. 23. The first victim of the new trolley system of the Schuyl kill Klectric Hallway company, was killed at St. Clair at 3.30 o'clock this nfternoon. Henry Htlun Is a tailor by occupation and lived in rottsville. He was a deaf mute. This afternoon, like many others, he took a ride over on the recently opened St. Clair branch of the electric road. He wus walking along In the latter borough und tried to cross the track when the car was only fifteen feet away from him. The motorman had been sounding his gong and when people saw the deaf man step on the track they called to him, but it was ton late. He was struck by the car and dragged and badly muti lated. He died In a few minutes. The body was picked up and taken to an undertaker's. Deputy Coroner Smith will hold an Inquest. The awful nccl dent was seen by many people und they all agree that t motorman was not at fault. COOK ANu . GANG . Tho Celebrated Outlaw Encamped Near Muskogee. By the United Press. Muskogee, I. T., Dec. 23. A courier came In this afternoon and delivered a message from Bill Cook to Marshal McAlester, that he and his gang-were camped near here and they would be glad to see the marshal und his depu ties. Marshal McAlester ordered all his available deputies to report at his office at once, but some of them refused to go out until they were reimbursed for money spent on former trips. The citizens apprehend a ruld tomor row. Some of the gang robbed the ex press office at Nowata last night. To night Wllllnm Rhyder, one of the Cook gang, was killed In a dive here, CABLE GOSSIP. Prince Blsmarrk hns returned to his old home In Frledrlchsmhe. After three months' Imprisonment, Rec tor Ahlwardt, the notorious anti-Semite of Germany, has been released. weather report. - For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; north east .winds, becoming south. FlNLEYS Holiday Goods A Short Story Is Best. Silks and Satins Black aud Colored, ia 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, Diuhesse and Point from GSc. up. 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